The Call from Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1920 · 1
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eLL SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1920 FIVE CENTS 34 $27,000BACKPAY FOR SHOP MEN IAZLE-ISPITAL ADJUSTING WAT- SCHOOL WILL LOAN CARRIED BY BIG MAJORITY WOMEN TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT 11.30 CAR FROM POf TSVILLE SAT. ER CO. MATTERS OPEN SEPT. 7 THE if Dock street, noming at the six o'clock fol-performed Sat-i of a large goi-n had been an-; and the patient th. Wednesday d a severe cough-condition rapidly . iAr children were sum-. tne hospital at five a. m. j they were about to board the ven o'clock train at Pottsville for Hazleton they were notified she had passed away. Deceased was in her forty-ninth year. She was a daughter of the late Justus Sherer. She spent her entire life in" this town and was well and favorably known by the entire community. ' The news of her death was received here with a great deal of sorrow by her numerous friends who join with her family in mourning her demise. Reared in a Christian family, the teachings of her sainted father were faithfully followed and her attendance and activities m the St. John's Reformed church were continued regularly. The deceased was of a kindlv disposition and made many friends. ' Despite various handicaps she raised a family of four children to maturity. For years she was a patient sufferer with a goiter. It was for relief that she submitted to an operation Saturday morning. The goiter removed measured 22 inches in diameter and weighed two and one-half pounds. It was the largest ever taken from a patient at this hospital. These children survive: Mane, Julia, Frank and Earl. The brothers surviving are Frank and Earl Sherer of Schuvlkill Haven. These sisters survive:' Mrs. Joseph Byerley, Misses Annie, Ella and Mary Sherer of Schuvlkill Haven, and Mrs. Robert Graeff of Lebanon. Her mother, Mrs. Justus Sherer of town also survives. The funeral will take place on Saturday, afternoon at two o'clock with all services at the house. ' AUTO REPAIRING We are prepared to do all kinds of auto and general repairing. Prompt and expert service. GEO. A. BERGER & SON GARAGE REMEMBER Our entire stock of Ladies' & Children's readv-to-wear garments at reduced prices. aug6-fp-tt P FELIX DEPT. STORE. SHAPPELL'S BROKE CAMP "The'Shappell Camp which was located near Roedersville, broke camp on Monday after a two weeks' stay. Among the visitors on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Miles Sprenger, of Har-risburg, Mr. and Mrs. George Crost-weigh and daughter IsabeUe, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Nagle and family, -Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shappell of Cressona. GROWING IN POPULATION Bv the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and'Mrs. Wm. Leeser of St. John St., the mother before marriage being Stella Smith. By the birth of a baoy boy to Mr. and Mrs. Shartle of ,bt. . John street. By the binh of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Reigel cu. Liberty street. All $40.00, S42 50 and $45.00 suits during our mid-summer sale now on at Twentv-Nine (829) Dollars. BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store aug.lo-ti-fp BAM) CONCERT PLEASED ALL Quite a number of perrons attended the band concert given ui the Connor base ball park on Wednesday evening by the Bressler Band. Suihcient electric lights were stiung about the stand and entrance to produce tne necessary illumination. It is .probaole the band will hold another concert at the same pL.ce shortly. JEFFERSON PICNIC DREW MANY PEOPLE As is usual the annual Jefferson picnic held on Sunday, August .loth drew thousands of people ifom this section of the state. Of course Sch. Haven and vicinity was represented in large numbers. Every available method of transportation was put into service. It is reported there were a thousand or more autos parked near the picnic woods. Some persons report the picnic this year being attended by a larger crowd of persons than last year and others state last year's attendance was larger than that of this year. 411 $50.00, $55.00 and $60.00 suits -'ig our mid-summer sale at Thirty ($39) Dollars. augl3-i'p-tf BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store S DEFEAT SLUGGERS hard fought contest tire ' Sluggers were driven eat by the Spring Gar-Tn the ninth-inning the come-back by reaching ns. as follows: Spring ehrig, lb; Bubeck, t, 3b; Herbster, p; 't. Sluggers, Dal-Boyer, cf; Mc-McKeione, 2b; iring Garden eet Sluggers days by ing unctions: $2.50 During the week numerous documents in connection with the transfer of the property of the Schuylkill Haven Gas & Water Co. to the Borough were signed by the President and Secretary of the Town Council and the Chief Burgess. The bonds, three hundred and thirty in all were signed by these officers and turned over to the Schuylkill Haven Trust Co. as trustee. The signing of this number of bonds and placing the borough seal on each one of them consumed quite some time. The bonds measured 27 inches in length and were 17 inches wide. They were printed on heavy bond paper in two-colored ink. Attached to the bond itself were sixty coupons, each one for six months' interest, to be presented for payment by the holder every six months after the first day of February, 1921 until August 1, 1950. The bonds are 30 year bonds due on August 1st, 1950, but redeemable as fallows : ' There are three classes. There were 100 bonds of $100 each redeemable after the first day of August 1935 and 66 bonds of $500 each redeemable after August 1, 1935. There were in Class "B". 64 bonds of $500 each, redeemable after the first day of August, 1940, and 12 bonds of $1000 each redeemable on the srme date. In Class "C" there were 44 bonds of $1,000 each redeemable after the first day of August 1945 and in Class "D" there were the same number of $1,000 bonds redeemable at the option of the borough. On Tuesday Secretary Ligntfoot of Philadelphia, who is the official secretary of the Water Company was in town and with Borough Solicitor Noec-ker went over all the papers, documents, bonds, etc. All of them were placed in the hands of the Schuylkill Haven Trust Company as Trustee. The next action will be for the Water Company to have all its outstanding bonds surrendered and deposited with the local banking institution. When these outstanding bonds are all in, the trustees for the persons holding mortgages against the Water Company, will, namely the Safe Deposit Bank of Pottsville and the Commonwealth Trust Company of Philadelphia have the same satisfied by accepting the bonds of Schuylkill Haven borough. It may require a week "r two before the final adjustment as obove outlined can be affected. In the meantime the borough will go ahead with the operation of the water department and systems. The engineers of the Harrisburg engineering firm have about completed their investigation and will be ready to present their report either at a special meeting of the council to be called for that purpose or at the meeting on the first Monday evening in September. What better, bigger and more timely bargain could there be than the price reductions on Traveling Bags and Suit Cases at tin's time. Air PI 0 cases at S8; all $6.50 cases at P5.20; and all $5.00 cases at $4.00. BERGER & CO. The Deoerulable Store aug.l3-tf-fp FOR SALE: Brand new se n-room frame house with all conveniences, can bo occupied at once, en Margnreita street, between Dock & Haven; One half of a double frame dwelling or Dock St., cheap; Unoccupied six room house, 210 Centre Ave.; Reasonable terms. mr.y28-cc-tf Apply to W. C. KLINE. Dock St., Sch. Haven. PICNIC DATES Christ Lutheran Sunday-school, in Bowen's Grove on Saturday, Aur'ist 24th. Jr. Y. P. S. C. E. of the United Brethren church on the S.-huylkil! Mt. on .Saturday, August 28th. SERVICES IN FIRST REFORMED There will be no church sen-ices in the First Ref ;d church this coming Sunday v he exception of Sunday school a ,-.u0 o'clock. On Sunday, August 29th tlie regular services will be conducted morning and evening. TWENTY PER CENT OFF Work shirts, raincoats, umbrellas, neckwear, hosierv. sweaters. BERGER L CO. The Dependable Store ar.g.l3-tf-fp FOR SALE: 1916 Studebsker 4-cylinder, 7-passenger auto, fully equipped. Will demonstrate. Address this office. aug,13-3t-fp FIRST M. E. CHURCH SERVICES Services will be J 3d in the First Methodist Episcc jhurch at the usual hours of 1 p. m. The pasto. services. The t sermon will be ' freshment." Mus. by the choir. ' a. m. and 7.30 'il preach at both ,' of the evening intains of Re-will be rendered VISITORS TO THE GIRL SCOUTS' CAMP Among the local visitors to th"" Girl Scouts' camp recently were IV H. Lcmneth, Esther Fisher, Young, E. H. Borda and family H. T. Ryan, Tacy High, Mr. anc, George Paxson, Mr. and Mrs. CI Confehr, Mrs. Jacob Sausser, '. J. ary 'rs. rs. les l.J'rs. Fred Hess. Mrs. John Peiffer, Mrs. ClaytoniBubeck, Russel Bubeck, Helen Ebling, Ethel Schaffner, Verna Moyer, Dorothy Moyer, Anna Luckembill, Ruth Gehrig. Olive Beck, Theda Laurel, Celeste Moyer, Hairy Christ, Gordon Reed, Mr. and Mrs. George Zu-lick, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Moyer, Harvey Mover, George Moyer and Wm. Craft of Phila. Bargain prices in traveling bags md suit cases: All $3.00 bags at $2.40; '1 $3.60 bags at $2.80; all $5.00 bags $4.00; all $6.50 bags at $5.20. BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store Last week it was announced in these columns the opening day for the public schools would be August 30th. This date has since been changed upon a petition being presented asking for a later date for opening. The opening school day now set is Tuesday, Sept. 7th. , It .ill be necessary for all pupils who have moved into the districts and who will attend the schools of this town for the first timr ts well as all new beginners to reg r before the opening day. There, jfre Prof. Lav-ers has arranged to meet all pupils, beginners and parents on the following dates: North ward, Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 3 p. m.; Haven St. building, Cept. 2, from 2 to 3 p. m.; East wai-d, Sept. 3, 10 to 11 a. m. and South Ward, Sept. 3, 2 to 3 p. m. Certificates showing a successful vaccination must be presented at this time. These certificates are obtainable from the physician. No child to attend the local schools for the first time will be granted admission cards unless this certificate is presented. Before a legal and proper certificate can be issued by the physician eight days must elapse between the vaccination and the issuance of the certificate. Next week, in these columns will be published a complete list of the different schools and various buildings the pupils are to attend. SERVICES IN SAINT JOHN'S REFORMED The regular schedule of services in the St. John's Reformed church will be resumed the coming Sunday after a vacation period of three weeks. Sunday school will begin at nine a. m. and preaching services at 10.30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY Quite a number of local people will attend the 57th anniversary services at the Orphans' Home in Womels-dorf on next Thursday, August 26th. There will be special excursion rates on the Reading of $2.46 plus war tax making the total fare $2.66. Trains leaving here at 5.45 and 8.54 a. m. will make connections for Womels-dorf. MUST ELECT ANOTHER TEACHER It is altogether likely the school board will have a vacancy in the high school teaching force. The teacher recently elected to the vacancy, namely Miss Maud Butz, finds it impossible to have the school authorities in Philadelphia release her from her con-trr nr the coming term. It is uncle i efforts are being made to ha '.-.ie authorities reconsider but it is doubtful whether they will do so. In this event the board will receive applications far this position. BAPTIZED INFANTS Roland Samuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brommer of Pottsville and Esmond George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matthews were baptized at the Brommer home on South Berne street, Sunday afterrocn, by Rev. E. II. Smoll. The infant (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schaofer of Fairview St., was baptized by Rev. E. G. Lehibaeh. The name given was Bstclla. TOUR OASES OF MEASLES t week four new crimes of we-.; reported to the Health They are as follows at the John Strsu.-s of Slain street. Offic home Frank Clark of Main street, Russel Smith of Berne street and T. A. Hoover of Center Ave. SALE OF SALES Our clean up s:i!e of all summer eoods. Real genuine bargains, aug. 13-tf-fn FELIX DEPT. STORE SOJOURNING IN THE SOUTH Miss Edith Dentzer, trained nurse for Mrs. Samuel Deibert, Sr., of Main street and Miss Elsie Runkle are at pre'sent visiting relatives of Miss D e n t z e r in the South. Miss Dentzer recently underwent an operation at the Hahnemann hospital of Phila. She is looking forward to regaining her former strength while visiting her uncle and aunt, Rev. and Mrs. Martin L. Stirewalt of Concord, North Carolina. LINAMENT FOR COUGH SYRUP Mrs. Sarah Trout of Margaretta St. this week took a swallow of linament in mistake for cough syrup and as a result had her lips and mouth painfully burned. A physician was called to relieve the pain. WANTED Insurance solicitor and collector. Guaranteed salary and commission. SV . J. S. Reichert. Asst. Dist. Supt., Sch. -'kill Haven Trust Co. Bldg. aug.kf-fp-tf EVERY RESIDENT CAN USE BELL TELEPHONE A Bell Telephone has been placed for the convenience of all desiring General Hauling or "Coal of the Better Kind" delivered promptly. Call Bell 67J. Orders may also be left at 244 Dock St., 304 E. Union St., 120 Canal St. HARRY F. LOY, Coal Dealer Successor to W. F. Deibert 2nd Floor 39 Mair feet SPENT SUNDAY IN ATLAN. "V ITY Twenty-eight tickets were at the local station for Atlantic Cit. and two for Wildwood for the Sunda Excursion. The excursionists report the water being extremely cold and little pleasure to be obtained in bathing. The section from this section carried 860 passengers on the return trip. Among those from town who took in the cut rate fare were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ney, Mis. George Hummel, Councilman Jacob Moyer and son, Mr. antl Mrs. Theodore Fehr, Joe Manbeck, Annie Krammes, Virginia Fehr, James Schucker, Harry Williams, Claude Sausser, Elmer Steinbrunn. The special election held Tuesday for the increase of the indebtedness of this borough to an amount not to exceed $65,000 and as much of this sum as may be necessary, to improve the water system of Schuylkill Haven carried by a vote of 295 to 25. The surprise of the event was the very small number of ters who expressed their opinion and sentiment on the question. Of the ,1586 voters in the b:.aough only 320 of them came out to vote. Of the 320 however the 295 was a majority sufficient to put the loan thru. In th:.ee of the wards votes were cast against lire loan, as will be noted below. The West ward" was the only ward that came thru clean on the proposition. The election, for the election board officers, was one of the easiest tasks these officers have had following an election for many a day. It required but a few minutes in each ward to tabulate the returns and complete the election return sheets to be forwarded to the county commissioners. From an average of five to ten minutes after seven o'clock the vote was posted at each one of the polling places. The hardest task for the officers was to remain on duty from seven to seven iwith so little work to do. In the East ward building the officers procured a victrola and entertained themselves and perchance drew a few stray voters to the polls in this r .an-ner. Throughout the day at each poll there did not seem to be any doubt as to the result of the election, although quite a number of voters asked for information on just what the election meant. When the point of more water was made clear to them it was generally conceded the voters voted "Yes." The North ward cast the largest number of votes agaiij6t he loan, there being fifteen of the 2 votes in the town cast in the negative in this ward. There was little or no electioneering done and the voters left to their own opinion in the matter regardless of whether they understood the matter or not and regardless of whether they had taken time to inform themselves on the subject thru the newspaper publicity given the subj. 1 for several weeks. Now that the borough council has been granted the privilege of increasing the indebtedness of the borough, the action along this line will be watched with keen "interest. Not until the complete reports of the engineering firm are presented to council will any action be taken. Upon their reports will be determined the future course as to improvements. The total vote according to wards is given herewith. The figures in the first column are the number of voters in each ward eligible to vote. The figures in the second are the number of votes cast in favor of the loan and the last column the votes cast against the loan. West 74 IS 0 North 421 65 15 East 627 153 5 South 464 59 5 Total .1586 READING TENNIS CLUB HERE j The strenar Roadins Tennis Club! I will play the Schuylkill Haven Ten-I jnis team here on Saturday .,The Berks j county team will bring eight men I nlontr. The u'-wal number is six. The1 home team expects a fast tournament.! SHOE CUTTER WANTED Reider Shoe Mfg. Co. augl3-2t-fp John Bowman's shoe store will close at 6 p. m. every, evening until August 2Sth excepting Pay night and Saturdays. All low ;hocs reduced. aug20-lt-fp WANTED A waitress for day work, lt-fp Marathon Quick Lunch Room FREIGHT RATES HIGHER NEXT WEEK The increased freight rates recently authorized by the interstate commission will become effective on Thursday, August 26th, The increase will be applicable, to all classes of lreight and will be torty per cent. The present freight rate from Sch, Haven to Philadelphia on ordinary cl ss freight is'40V'2cper hundred and to New York it is 50c. the new rates therefore will be about 57c and 70c respectively. Increases m ex press rates will also go into effect shortly. Passenger rates ai-e to be increased 20 per cent and become effective about Sept. 1st. Boys' right posture suits at these bargain prices: All $20 suits at $16; all $22.50 suits at $18; all $25 suits at $20. augl3-tf-fp BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store JURYMEN FOR THIS SECTION Jurymen from this locality drawn for criminal court beginning Monday, Sept. 13th are as follows: Schuylkill Haven: E. H. Borda, R. H. Duncan, Fred B. Reed, Howard Oswald, Lawrence McKeon, Sr., D. S. Byerley, P. T. Hoy. Cressona: William L. Spang. Auburn: Charles Kramer, Frank L. Brown, druggis' ... juror. Pine Grove: . H. Christ, A. J. Schucker, John Martin, Edw. Christ. Orwigsburg:George Wagner. VISITING IN ATLANTIC CITY Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Bailey and daughter Gladys spent the week-end visiting their sister, Mrs. J. P. Mack-asy of Girardville. Both women Were former residents of Schuylkill Haven being daughters of the late James Gray of the West ward. Monday the party left for Phila. and Atlantic City', taking Mr. and Mrs. Mackasy with them. They will spend a few days with another ster, Mrs. F. W. Morrell of Trentoi The trip was made in Mr. Bailey's Cadillac. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution giving the right to vote to women has become a law by the ratification of woman suffrage in Tennessee. As a result just 26,883,566 women in the U. S. are made eligible to vote in all elections. Sev. enteen million or more had already been entitled to vote for president under specific state laws. Seven million were already entitled to vote for members of Congress under State laws. The November presidential election will be the first opportunity given to all the women over 21 years of age to cast a ballot. Their participation in the elections will it is said have a tremendous political effect. As there are about 1600 male voters in Schuylkill haven it is believed there will be an equal number of women voters eligible. The next procedure necessary will be for the County Commissioners to have the assessors visit every home and compile a list of the female portion of each household above the age of 21. These women will then be assessed and will be required to pay taxes to tne county so that with wrotmen becoming voters they also become taxpayers. Upon payment of the county tax the women will be qualified to appear at the polling places on one of the designated registration days this next fall and enroll. They will thus fully qualify for the ballot. The tax to be imposed on women will not be heavy. Housewives will pay about 25c to 50c, approximately. Tht same as male laborers, stenographers, professional women, forewomen and other women whose incomes compare favorably with the incomes of men will have to pay a proportionately higher tax. The last primary election was possibly the last one at which men only were candidates for office. In the future that will be entirely different and locally we can expect to have women candidates for such municipal offices as school director and coun-cilmen. As the local school board is to be increased from five to seven members it will not be surprising indeed to see one or two women directors elected. That this office more so than that of council will appeal to the women is not unlikely and we may exrpect to see a strenuous effort made by the lady folks to elect one or two of their number to the board of education at the very first opportunity. Boys don't forget you get a roller coaster free, of charge with every suit your parents buy at our store just now. aug.l3-tf-fp BERGER & CO. The Dependable Stoie ATTENTION LADIES' AUXILIARY A meeting of Ladies' Auxiliary will be held Tuesday evening, August 24 at 8 o'clock in the Post Rooms. The Fourth Tuesday in eveiy month will be the regular meeting night, aug.20-lt-fp With every boys' suit purchased now a roller coaster is given free of charge. aug.l3-tf-fp BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store AUGUST SALE i Wonderful bargains all ever our j store. ainr.l3-tf-fp i FELIX DEPT. STORE. ; aug.l3-tf-fp I TO ORGANIZE BOYS' AND GIRLS' COUNCIL An effort will be made to organize : an Older Boys' and Girls' Council of j Sunday-school walkers in the Schuyl-! kill Haven district. For this purpose a , conference will be held in the St. i John's Reformed church en Thursday, ! Sept. 9th. There will be rive sessions, j beginning at 10 a. m., at 2, 4 and 5 j and 7,30 p. ni. Prominent speakers' will be present to outline the wo;k and to teil or the uoml results accomplished. Invitations have been sent out to all the schools of the district and it is expected a hundred or more delegates will be present. VISITED THE TOPTON HOME Among the local persons who yesterday took in the special excursion to the Topton Oiphnn's Home were Mrs. James Yost, M.-s. Wm. Heim, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Boweii, Mrs. Herman Miller, Mrs. John Palsgrove, Mr. and Mrs. Cloe Baer, Mrs. Joseph Maberry, Mrs. Wm. Ney. Mrs. Jack Harner, Mrs. Sam Schaefer. Miriam Bubeck, Carrie Deavr ., Mrs. Charles Bubeck, Mrs. Harry Bubeck, and children, Mrs. Jacob Shade, Mrs. Llobert Huy, Mrs. Heman Bashore, Mrs. Albert Bnr.mmer, Mrs Harry Bittle, Mrs.-Washington Bittle, Mrs. Harry Baker, Mrs. John Phillips, Mrs. James Phillips. GIRLS WANTED Steady work. augl3-tf-fp Edward Sharadin Knitting Mill. EMPLOYEES TO HAVE VACATION Beginning with the coming Saturday the employees of the Hoffman Knitting Mills will be given a two weeks' vacation despite the fact that the mill has many orders on hand. The firm finds that a vacation benefits the employees and increases their efficiency to a very great extent. FOR SALE Single house with alii conveniences $2300. Also large lot on Main street, $750. FRED B, REED, Trust Co. Bldg. june 25-fp-tf. ARRESTED FOR DESERTION Mrs. Stella Fegley of Philadelphia had her husband, Ira W. Fegley, arrested for non-support and desei--tion recently. The hearing was held before Alderman Freiler of Pottsville. The husband was put under $300 bail for his appearance at court. Both were former Sch. Haven residents. It is understood that the back pay due the 341 employees of the Reading shops at this place for the months of May, June and July as per an increase recently granted by the commission, will amount in the aggregate for each month to about $9,000. There was a 13c per hour increase granted to the mechanics and helpers and an 8c increase granted to the laborers. For the first named the semi-monthly increase will be about $28 and the . monthly increase $56. For the laborers the semi monthly increase for 113 hours will be $9.60' and for the month, $19.20. Just when these increases will ' j paid the men has not been detei-mined. There has been some rumor that the back pay for the 3 months would be paid at one and. the same time and again it is understood only one month at a time back pay will be handed out. The pay checks for the two weeks given out on Friday were in some instances quite high. However the pay checks for the latter rpart of this month, on account of an increased schedule of hours and increased hourly wage will be good sized ones in every instance. BUMPER APPLE, PEACH AND PEAR CROPS According to statements issued by the state agriculture department, Pennsylvania will harvest bumper crops of apples, pears and peaches this year. The apple crop will run over 13,100,000 bishels, the peach crop over 1,614,00" bushels and the pear crop - .i 607,000 bush els. , BALL PLAYER DIES OF INJURY Raymond Chapman, shortstop on the Cleveland American League team, died as the result of being hit on the head with a pitched ball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Americans, Monday. His skull was fractured. As a result of the accident, ball players of the league may refuse to go to bat against Mays as he for years has been a storm center because of his close pitching. During our mid-summer sale now on all Palm Beach suits are going at $14.75. Did vou get yours? BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store aug.l3-tf-fp SPENDING HONEYMOON HERE Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Scarborough of Elkton, Md., spent their honeymoon in Schuylkill Haven during the week as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moyer of Columbia street. The bride before marriage was Miss Grace Lloy, a former resident of Paxson Ave. Sch. Haven. She was wedded Thursday, on her seventeenth birthday. ENTERTAINED WITH FINE SINGING Pedestrians and residents of Main street were given a rare treat on Monday evening in tlu form of excellent male singing. It took place at the home of Harry Feger who had as his gnest Mr. Howard May, formerly of Pottsville. Mr. May is a singer of rare ability, he having for several yiii'S been at the Wnnamaker store in Philadelphia. He is now on the vaudeville stage and the coming week-will start on a tone of the lamest theatres f-om Philadelphia to San F) aneisco. Mr. May was assisted in everai or tne numoers oy .Messrs. i t.dwnrd stine, ace Fegor. E. G. Mover and Hot During th mi !-;-"! mme Silk Mohair Suits will sell re .?13.' BERGER & CO. The Dependable Store aug.l3-tf-fp Get your battery recharged at the Aueu;t reduction sale still on. HARRY COOPER Ladies' & Men's Outfitter aug. 20-lt-fp CAMPERS RETURNED HOME The members of the camping party at Camp Lafmor near Pinedale returned home during the week. Among those persons who visited the camp Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Willough-by Rebei-, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Snyder, Richard and Mae Snvder, Mr. and -Ti- Jjiclr TvvnniPi'. M" v illid Mrs. Llewelivn Fisher and daughter Ethel, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Berger, Katie Neiheiser, Mr. and Mrs. James Hill and son AVlan, Mr. and Mrs. John Dewald and daughters Grace and Beulah. PICKLES GROWING ON TREES Berne street has the reputation for quite a number of honorable and worth-while things but we did not know they had vegetable and orchard grafters of such remarl ..' ' ability. In the vacant lot on Berne street near Cadwell street the "Call" man this week found to his surprise pickles growing on a sweet apple tree. We had heard of apple dumplings growing on trees and watermelons on grape v'-es but pickles on apple trees was a n r one. Had the writer not seen th; i pickles hanging from the tree, there would not have been this article for publication. The unusual it was discovered is caused by the pickle vines growing near the tree and clinging to its branches and bearing the long and short green vegetables. August reduction sale still on. HARRY COOPER Ladies' & Men's Outfitter aug. 20-lt-fp S8.95 Buys any Coat, Dress, Skirt of iTaist in our window. augl-fp-tf FELIX DEPT. STORE August reduction sale still on. HARRY COOPER Ladies' & Men's Outfitter aug. 20-lt-fp Patrons of the E. P. R. Co. will he glad to learn that the company has acceded to the requests and wishes of Schuylkill Haven and Cressona passengers for an 11.3ft car out of Pottsville. Tl. company has deciaed to inaugurate a later lar service commencing Saturday eWning, August 21st. This 11.30 car out of Pottsville for .Schuylkill Haven will be ra addition to the 11 o'clock car. This later car sen-ice however will only be temporary or as a trial in order to, determine whether the proposition will be a paying one and whether there really is a demand and desire for this later car. This cafi only be proven by the number of passengers who will take advantage of it. The company is perfectly willing to continue the 11.30 car providing the patronage will warrant it. The service will be continued for several months in order that the schedule will be given a good trial. NEW TROLLEY RATES IN EFFECT MONDAY Monday, August 23rd the increased, rates of fare on the trolley system in this section will become effective and will be as follows. The first set of figures are the present rates' and. the last figures are the new rates of' fare: Pottsville to Minersville, 10-12c. Potts, to Sc. Clair, short line, 8-10c. Potts, to PL Carbon, S-lOc. Potts, to St. Clair, long line, 10-12c. Potts, to Sch. Haven, 10-12c. Potts, to Mt. Carbon, 8-10c. Potts, to Connor, 8-10c. Sch. Haven to Orwigsburg, ll-15c. Sch. Haven to Adamsdale, 8-10c. Sch. Haven to Mt. Carbon, 10c, '' Sch. Haven to Conor, 5-5c. The matter of transfers -will remain the same as heretofore. SAY POTATOES ARE BEGINNING TO ROT Farmers in town during the week stated that the damp weather and numerous rains of the past two weeks have had their effect upon the potato crop in causing them to start to rot. If the wet weather continues, one farmer in particular stated one-half of I ins entire potato acreage would be a ioiai loss. Anotner cause for loss t th.e potato growers is the result I the epidemic of late blight, which r.ac struck some sections. Fortunately we have not heard of the blight manifesting itself in the farming district m this section. In other parts of tie state it has wrought considerable damage. Damage is also likely to be suffered from the rain interspersed with hot spells in oats, and grain has also been badly damaged in many sections of the state. The principal loss is caused by the grain sprouting while it is in shock. Our annual mid-summer sale is now on and here you will find men's and boys' clothing and furnishings all reduced in price and awaiting your order. augl3-fp-tf BERGER & CO. ' The Dependable Store WANTED A subscription solicitor, man or woman to solicit subscriptions for "The Call" in Sch. Haven and surrounding towns and territory. Lihe-rel commis-ion or salary to person who can produce the results. Start at once. fp-lt "THE CALL," Sch. Haven, Pa 9S5 AT LOCAL BATHING BEACH i Atlantic City or Wildwood had noth-; ing , n 'he Sehuviki;! H-ven bathing -ale all , beach. Willow Lake, on Sunday so cerncd. The-s were 9S5 persons who took a dip. This was the largest mark for any single day during the season. me previous Inch water mark was Son. Them find nor. ons took a ride on the carousel dur ing the day. The last six lots were recently disposed of to Pottsville people, namely C. A. Whitehouse, Mr. Hays and S-Boltz, each purchasing two of them. Bungalows will be built on the same, the erection to commence on Sept. 1st. For next season Mr. Killian ar-nounees he will have the bathing dams concreted and made larger. The coming Sunday the Bressler Band of Sch. Haven will give a cos-cert beginning at 2 p. m." All $28.00. $30.00 and $35.00 suits. ! during our Mid Summer Sale now tm at NINETEEN DOLLARS ($19). BUKGEK & CO. The Dependable Store aug.l3-tf-fp BOROUGH EMPLOYEES PAID The employees of the borough re- ceived their semi-monthly pay check on Saturday as follows: Borough Highways dept., W. G. Huy, $00.00; Wm. Riebsaamen $41.60; Levi Warner, $39.20; electric light dept., Geo. Zimmerman, $104.20; Morris Ketner $77.00; Grant Shaefer $18.00; Elmer Winter $92.40; Gordon Mover, $67-50; Walter Holzer, $62.50; Earl Woro-mer, $37.80; Abe Huv, $2.00; Margaret Standiford, $35.00. Water dept.: Wm. H. Mellon, $104.16; W. H. Ixm-man, $47.60; Dorothy Maberry, $30. All $65.00 and $70.00 Suits noir selling at $49. BERGER ft CO. The Dependable Stone aug.l3-tf-fp AEROPLANE KILLS 200 CHICKS Curiosity on the part of growitf chicks of a farmer having a chicken farm near Sunbuiy caused their death recently.. The owner gives the story out that an aeroplane hovering over the farm excited their c iosity and 200 growing chicks crar i their necks through the wire fenc; to watch it. When the plane had passed not one of the chicks could get its head back and when the owner went to the coop ' he found them all dead, everyone having hanged itself in its struggles t escape the enmeshing wire.

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