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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - August 28, 1925, Bristol, Pennsylvania Buy the Independent at Bristol news Agency 245 Mill Stro and at p. R. It. Station Tiah by Straits Miu Street Opp. Tho Forrest Charles Hillenbrand Cor. Garden and Beaver streets vol. 6.�?he. 9. The Independent has a Large prepaid circulation than any two papers in lower Bucks Bristol. A. Friday. August 28. 1925. Five cents the copy boats stuck in River due to Low water like too club to Siam it annual Middle Atlantic states Canoe racing regatta due to the extremely Low tide in Tho re or the Large passenger it train t i Quot City of Chenier Quot which plies Between bit Lugton Island and Phi a Delphia. Bud some difficulty Iii getting away from the land Park y Oner Day afternoon. Teap <1 to Bottom of la wan held fast for quite some a tug with three barges with gravel also got fast at opposite Maple Beach hut As the tide began to run in tile boats were Loo cued without much difficulty. In a i the float River and e time. S in la a i a Point valuation committee acted intelligently Borough assessments accepted by committee after 15 minutes bet Ess Borough Revenue tin a organization Quot through its mouthpiece the courier has been making much of the number of people whose a Borough taxes have y. A. To participate state built 120 Miles of Haro roads in 1924 program opens at 2.30 of clock Day Light saving time a Many event new hard roads prove Benefit Fanner and tourist to a Mingon will in i boating in in Rem in t Iii in Day w Hen tin Lakan i tie Cai Iii age in Stales every Binge it lit. A to ii Lime will entries Iii big the ids i the in of clock. Chub s it. A. Fours i Blade doubt one i Junior it by Iowa to Centre of cd Oil Sal boat club u annual Middle Atlan Anoo racing regatta. Is realty tot the big officials of the club Boot great importance Ai that a 14 will by Ai 4�f the races. Ram. Opening at 2.30 Pennsylvania Farmers and tourists now enjoy 120 utile More of Federal Aid highways than they did a Tai ago. That mileage completed in the year tiding june do. Coat a total of $6.221.shi5. Of which the Federal government furnish $2,-1u7.329. Highway construction in do r this plan now Udriet Way in tin stale in Faut weeks Independent Al Tail i ii facts were published As to the i origin of the in assessments of Borj Hogh property. This week the work lags of the valuation committee is. I Given in detail. From the citizens committee of i i Twenty on the following ate in Benj i were formed into a Val a Lions com in it tee first Ward Hugh ii. East i Burn and l. C. Spring second Ward i. J. Barrett and j. In Hardy third Ward. F. I. Kraft and Angelo Direnzo fourth Ward j. In Brooks and Louis dries fifth Ward f. J. Byers and la. In Headley sixth Ward j As. A. Callahan an j. C. Sehiui4it. After the valuers a flubbed la it valuations thaw values were to Ltd he submitted to the above valuation committee. This committee was to sit with the assessors of the various wards for the purpose of giving the property hollers a hearing on the values placed upon their property in Martin s pharmacy sold to Jenkintown Man the drug business of e. Linton Martin at Radcliffe Street was i sold last tuesday to or. Charles a. Bowen of Jenkintown. Martins pharmacy has but in in the Martin family for about 40 years having been conducted by the late Emie n Martin who died december Hist. 1922 and later by his son e. Linton Martin. Or. Bowen comes Here from the club House pharmacy Jenkintown. I where he w As a pharmacist. For a j number of years prior to that he was j an apprentice to a former Bristol j druggist now loaded of 52n<i and Girard Avenue Philadelphia. Pouge make arrests in Kendig murder i four Philadelphia to have hearing in Bristol september first totals 529 mile while the tidal i order that All disputes could be ii git res Wen previous to last i tied before the new ten i Over to the county Coronita any Light Savin senior event for r h single Blade flt to 11111angle a Blade Tim Man ii. Double Blad. 1 s a re to it a Singi x time let if i m. S. C Ais follows mrs double a id tandem single Blade stoners. This Waneve done never had a Chance the commit to functions letter ii led As i Blade Tan a mrs. Singled a Junior glinted As one Iii or race mileage com plated year was 729 in ties. This additional mileage while a convenience to the to Uris in the Tine is a godsend to a the Farmer. It to it is estimate i that each and every As an intelligent body of men. Fanner in this Section of the Coon when the report of the valuers try average 32 ions of fat fir Pio was turned Over to the general a ducts hauled to Market and 14 tons Mitten composed of Twenty one Cit the a session hts of each police of Bristol John j. And county detective ii in double Blade Blade fours double bit for i ii is regatta ii Des who Bas Nevei won a Simitar rare Iii open com pet Ion. The final event is the Probasco trophy race. Ore Man doubt Blad. Open to la Kattoo boat Dull members Only. Til entries Iii Elu the Tuscarora Cano club. Newark you no me is association Bristol Philadelphia Caum club Washington. D. A. Cano club Potomac boat club. Washington in c. Old Dominion flu club Alexandria a. Samoset can club. Boston la knit n boat club burling. In addition to the Large list of races on the program for which Gold ii r and Bronze medals will a was a i he in a Sutchuk j a it club of icon will end about a d e in Speed cruisers to i lion races. On saturday Nigut the will give a dance for the he followed by a smoker nigh for the men visitors. Day there will la an id feed. Fuel. Fertilizer machinery supplies Etc., from town. When go a roads make trucks feasible ibis is not very burdensome but it represents a Good Many hours labor where hours lid poor roads must be used. Ami so while flu tourist finds inter City roads mighty comfortable. To it the Farmer a god serviceable Road from his farm to the nearest Market is a downright necessity. The expansion of hard Road byte j terns both in this and other state us my a a Ward a were turned Over to the valuations committee for their inspection the Pant being mad to hand the Liffer j a Cut Ward assessments to the pet sons w to were appointed to hand that j Ward who were non residents of the j Ward whose figures they were to approve. Immediately after handing the. Ii a figures to the valuations Oil a Mittee a motion was made that a i in recess of of Cen minutes be taken order that this committee might j a recent years has Given the Farmer in an added inducement for going into acquaint itself with the Busine. Not been slow to it it take advantage o the Opportunity is testified in the i to increasing number of it sets Ltd the More Fie was. Figures show tour b a my at to a. The to exhibit Fig Lak Anoo guests to at in id. On Sun automobile Lak Anoo clubhouse ski for himself. That he has the new asap merits in the Borough a i of Bristol were accepted after a for a minute deliberation whereas it j a inside mar a should have taken at least fifteen a nested High j Days to go Over this report in order i that each of that the committee could have acted likens takes in fifteen to t intelligently. Thirty dollars up to several Hundred i after the Altern dollars a Day. Varying with intr to i Roy drowns in Nesh Aminy on sunday evening Las. Francis Fox. Aged 16 years i Kim Hart Lam. Philadelphia met Bis Ileal h by drowning Iii the it shaming a reek near Hulmeville. A. Fox along with some friends set Cut to enjoy a Canoe tide the Canoe in w Heil they were Rilling was accidentally overturned throwing its of Chi Mills into til water Allol which reached safety excepting Fox. The unfortunate victim s body was recovered later and after being viewed by Coroner Young who is sued a pen ult it was shipped to the Home of his in rents in Philadelphia j minute a wreak a motion was made to accept the re j port As a w hide Ana it was accepted a i without one word id dissent from f any member of the committee except i by or. Jas. Callahan and j. F. Sniffy i or. The men requested that action be withheld until a More thorough j i analysis of the report was made but j their motion was overridden. The j i whole report a then turned Over to the Borough Council and by i Lieut s i the county commissioners. I Das to have convenient parking i this action on Iii part of c Council a abilities where prospective buyers denied the member of the valuation examine the Artic s of it wis j lion committee from giving the peo a w Biel should be of Good Quality yet \ pie a Beal ing by eliminating moderately priced and attractively from cavity the preponderance of buyers it a tag Tenniss driving to rough the Vicinity. Sonic of Thene Are mulling More than stand of simple Board construction while la More pretentious Are housed in buildings which May be locked after the Days or the season a business. The most is ice is ill of the markets an so placed As to have convenient parking facilities where prospective buyers Are so pm a Dis i Ved. B. P. 0. Elks to rold water carnival sept 5 them he original programme. The whole affair was railroaded through Council with no conc in for the Peoples interests whatever. The beat Way to Railroad a measure through any legislative Bein this is Only a half truth because they say nothing of the increase of 12.out dollars to the county which the people of Bristol will pay this Vear. In using he reduced Borough taxes As a political Campaign motto they forget Many other statements they themselves Hare made in this selfsame paper the courier which everybody reads of course. For instance the Leeond of the 1 cd purposes Long dwelt upon by the Burgess and other Grundy officials was to provide additional ret Emit for the Borough. This can be substantiated by anyone by Reading Back numbers of the courier. Everything wits done to accomplish this purpose so that the Borough might regain its self respect by paying its own Way and no longer depend on a Doles Quot and after much investigation and consideration. The amount they said would in needed was $90,000. To produce this the $3000 valuation experts made the assessments wrongly called just about $7,000,000 anyone by Reading the Catther published the latter part of not Ember and the first part of december 192 4. W ill read Long editorials Iii support of this Low use Ament of $7,,. Several editorials tried to Abow How much the people of big slow were timing saved by the valuers making this assessment figure instead of $10,000,000. Which would give a disproportionate increase to the county. Yet this is just what happened contrary to All their former plans to a to otherwise. The a organization Quot to Lay is Iii exactly the position where they did no to want to it it be. They Are to be commended Iii their Effort to get out it a tight place. They have taken up a Campaign cry which few can deny or affirm owing to the difficulty of getting the assessors books or tax collectors books. Even or. Black tin Legal elected Borough auditor has been denied Access to the financial Bonks by being refused a certificate of election declaring that the position of auditor Dill not function any longer while it is said. Persons Iii Grundy a office who have no Legal right to them have evidently had free use of them in order to write the j Long editorials recently published in that paper. So we do not know How Many people had their Borough taxes reduced. We do know that the new Borough rate provides $10,500 less than last year for the Borough while the unchanged county rate provides $12,000 More for the county. We also know that the new Borough rate provides $10,750 less than has actually be Nap Propri ated. $66,850 has. According to the courier of May 4. 1925, been appropriated for general Borough needs and the new rate will provide Only $56,100 $65,450 less remits fees Etc or $10,750 Les than has been appropriated. How can the Borough of Bristol pay its of n Way on an income $10,750 less than has been appropriated How can flies Borough officials justify their Borough loyalty and patriotism by rutting the Borough Revenue so drastically and at the same time raise the Revenue of the county now let us look at the Bond question. The year Hook of 1925 shows a balance in the Bond Treasury of $100,352.04. Pm our readers remember that these balances Are balances left Over from 1924. J a with this tremendous balance in the Bomi Treasury on december 1st. 1924, these efficient officials adopted a the plan to raise More taxes for this overflowing Treasury. And what is More Jiey justified the keeping of the old rate by saying this rate was fixed and could not is a a Hpe Belr or Mem til toe de. In it on by a de act is Anderson Ain bes lotions of citizens committed i later after As Crawford and assistants who Eon the exposure by the Independent they discovered ? a recent Law ? no ? 1 to pm 1,1 which enabled them to change the Bond rate. As a matter of fact this recent Law Wax passed in or prior to 1915 by the state legislature gov or no boroughs Ami is called the general Borough act. Whenever or. Black requested a certificate of elect Ion. So that he could audit the Borough i it books. Which this same Law Calls for he was told the Borough was n it operating under this Law. Yet in order to a cover up and get a political Campaign cry they reduce the Bond rate in accordance with this Law under which they say Bristol is not operated. Let us Overlook the organizations fear of having their records legally audited Ami consider their own statements and actions with regard to the Bomi rate. If the Bond rate could be reduced in 1925 state Calls for Concrete and ame site construction county to help pay expenses additional tax Levy hinted plans for re rebuilding of Otter Mill and Radcliffe streets with Concrete were approved by Borough Council monday night last. Under the original plans that certain members of Council hoped to have approved by the state Otter Mill and Radcliffe streets As far North As Walnut Street were to be repaved with a dressing to to approved by the state supposedly am Ebid of met in Kin u nut Uumo i to Ini i ,. No a ,.me site and provisions were made in i Hennas Crawford Limiter instructions a a to the $ so,.oo Bond Issue approve from Hiram Keller District attorney of Bucks county went to Philadelphia yesterday and in company a with Matthew Clark a Philadelphia detective arrested the following Francis Bailey Harry Burton Raymond Boyne it William Gallagher j All of the four men Are wanted in i connection w Ith the murder of i Stuart Kendig. Who was killed j by gunshot wounds August 21st, j Ami whose body was found along the i Street Road. Eddington near the p. R. R. Station j the quartet was taken before i magistrate Holland. Central station. I Ami held for a further hearing sep tember 1st. In Bristol. I the four prisoners will be i brought to Bristo today Tor Cross exp the improvement cannot by Carlie lamination. Their counsel having out in ifs entirety without further a agreed to this plan. The Cross exam j boarding the town for $25,009, incan nation will a conducted by chief of ing a tax Levy of h Mill. J Poi John j. Mcguckin Ard District j under ordinances Etc., the trolley attorney Hiram Keller at pol in j company will be cared upon to Bear Headquarters Here at noon. A share of the expenses to tin with four Bullet wounds in Hij amount of approximately $24,000.00, head a Man believe to be Stuart r it of states share will be $24,000.00, Kendig. 1423 Poplar Street Phila while the county a share will to f Delphia. A found murdered. Satur about $12,000. Leaving $47,000 As Day morning on Tim Road. The boroughs portion of the Cost. L fiut it the Borough Only allowed $22,500 for this improvement in the recent Bond Issue it will be forced to raise via taxation $24,500.00. The construction proposed under last november by the voters to take care of this improvement. The state has notified the Borough authorities that it will Only help finance the project if the above streets Are paved with Concrete an that state Aid will Only be Given where state highways connect with main lines of travel meaning that Radcliffe Street will have to be repaved As far North As the hollow Creek at the time this improvement was talked of Iii Council one of the councilmen from the first Ward made a suggestion that the repaving of the entire length of Radcliffe Street be included in the Bond Issue but As usual be w is ignored Blit now the state tells Council exactly what this councilman suggested except that Flinty roads. He had been shot at close Range with 3k-Calibi steel a a j the state plan Calls for Concrete land Gillett left son. Twelve and one half feet from either i Street Philadelphia has been held love. ,. E. . Curb to a nine foot strip of am site i by the police of that City for ques tinning. J Peterson it is said. Admits having he a in the Vicinity in which the dead Man was found in j a Jpn pm get f ame site meaning that Bil Jowh was Horn i a adrift. 8tr�>� who to four fat the Street Road near there shortly where the present trolley tracks Are on Mill Street and on Radcliff Street fourteen and one half feet of Concrete Horn either curb to is i after shots were heard and a report i was made to the officers. Radcliffe Street will be wider than our main business Street. The reasons Given for allowing to supple body is intelligent discussion Anil j i tints prevent any constructive Crit j j cd in. And if there bad been a willing j Ness on the Pait of the Active mein various sports no arranged with Ber to join in the discussion it v a a a 1 o Fri to . Lead to Nellig it action suitable prizes for winners p. Id Atin Ster chosen to state position by b. P. 0. E. Pemberton m. Minster i Al ruler of Bristol Lodge past exalt i Anil a for a s Mer District Depuy grand exalted a ruler has again in honoured with j a High office in Elk Dotu when a a act cd via i Sidell of the Penny Hania state elks association it tuesdays session of the Assoria Tion list i in both chem a. To licit d by the of a. Willis Gallagher. Sat null j a l the athletic cot Mitlee of tin Loc Edge of elks a planning a wat Catu Ival i he Beld saturday. 5 the. Are being composed we. A and John la. Hardy. As which Are not yes i com pm to 1. Alo being Laid along la lines of the carnival in id last Yeai i will include about 14 vents. Many contestants outside of Bels tot will compete in hic events. In Quot Blanks May be obtained sept in be entries Cor nut Leesalu Purd. Pea retd would hav and the present dissatisfaction would j have Len avoided. Of. A a a a but the -pron.ot.1 of hit of visit Prienzi s camping at fair did not want their plans upset j in this Way. Everything was Cut Ami dried Long by Fer the re assess Fiteni j figures were handed to the value a Lions committee. But remember this. It assessment figures were in accordance with a 1915 Law a Why was it not reduced to years ago and thus preclude the accumulation of this $100,000 surplus Ami furthermore Why was the recent Bomi Issue of $80,000 voted on with such a surplus. And. Again Why was the recommendation of the old rate received and adopted by Borough Council on december tat with the statement that it must be kept because it was fixed according in Law. An lastly Why was not an Effort put Forth to retire outstanding Bonds with this balance and thus save the Borough the difference in interest Between what is being paid bondholders Anil what is being received from the Bank the answer is politics and inefficiency. Given a. Vol a to make repel to Erat in a f h who in a Road be l Etc in Ranee to detective Craw tora Znoj want to the neighbourhood. Seeing an automobile zigzagging Down the Road they followed it but it got away. They succeeded however in discovering that it was a Hup Mobile bearing a Pennsylvania License. Al 007. Inquiry at Philadelphia police headquarter brought the in forma Ion spectacular fire play to be staged a. H. H. Amp l co. No 2 to give fire play Point pleasant. N. J the pm i ration there a number of friends visitor tie Camp among whom were John Smoyer William White and Horae Jeffries who were Over night guests at Forrest theatre september 27th. 1925 a group of Bristol boys including Eddie Sherwood Howard Appleton. Exactly a a re Cen Minnie .leltb-1 oe., 1�nk,.rett Thoma. Smoyer. To 7n5"onday to the i and Sci act a it a i rank it handlers in hot a. K Iacco Home in Bethlehem after a week will return on sunday evening from visit with mrs. Walters parents or a two weeks camping trip to Point and mrs. John p. Betz of 825 Rad pleasant. N. J. During their stay Cli fee Street. The com j next i a v ii Tor i. A a a girl in every port. But a col leg Man Baa one on every Davenport. Two objections either by Mitten or by Borough Council. Week we will give in a Tail the work ing of the confront expenditure. That the car had been hired from a garage in that City at 7.55 p. M., by Peterson and returned by him at 12.45 a. Saturday morning. Petera on was taken into custody by the a lib a Aiu Eroca Hose a Wjk amp ladder co., in the murdered Man s clothing no. 2. Have engaged Captain Harry was found an automobile Driver s Delon or new York City to pro License issued to Stuart Kendig Duce Bis great spectacular fire play a the fire brigade Quot in la Forrest theatre the latter part of september. Is a Benefit to their fire Corn on Borough to Coolidge said a under ii free government the citizen makes his own Law s. Cd t is of to administrators which represent him. A those who ills regard the rules cd Foci to an not exhibit ing a Superior in Elligen Are not promoting Independence Are ing the path of but Are displaying ignore Ace of age by anti or that Leat Freedom and not follow i ii Ira Tion. The traits of to a Vioude of Sav adding the Way b Back to the Calvin Coolidge. Iii Olp Opl should not lose sight of the fact that a town can in in bigger than tile officials chosen to govern it. If a town fails to be p abreast of other cities the pop can blame Only i Herald ves. The Bristol of tomorrow is in the hands of the people. The people Are the Boss. I rom any member of the commuter. No doubt this affair will attract a1 a arg crowd of Spectator As committee is doing everything to Ible in their Power to make it Success. The birthday party for son and mrs. Clifford Hagerman. Of 560 Swain Street recently entertained in lie nor of heir son. Clit j Ford. The occasion was the sixth i anniversary of his birth. Clifford was the recipient of a a umber of use i fill Anil pre to the great Chicago fire on screen at Forrest a barriers burned away from stage play to be shown Friday and saturday the children wore Ift s. Bad a Happy time in j nuts and pinning the Donkey. Those winning favor j Ruth Jeffries. Edward Jeffries Ruth Ludwig. Junior Vansant. Those present to enjoy the afternoon s pleasure were Doris Sutton. Ala tin a icy Dorothy Ludwig Ralph she1 i Fey. William Bicker. Edward Jeffries. Junior Vansant. Doris Slack Ruth Jeffries and Charles Hughe i among the older ones present Wert i or. Ami mrs. George Nob. Mrs. Eli Croft mrs. William Macdonald. Mrs. B. Jenks. Miss Mab a Jenks j out of town g nests were missed the i Craw Ford mss Florence Young. Or. G. Hutchinson of Gloucester n j. The Chicago fire of 1871 has been i reproduced with great Reali it Man. Int a tremendous expense by Brothe encore picture. A barriers burned to be shown at the Forres theatre tonight and tomorrow night. Adapted by la att Baird from e p. Roe a famous novel an Mage a a it Republican voter to bring the party of Lincoln Back to first principles a a party of the people by the people and for tile vote for then candidates at i primaries tuesday september lath. Him Lek put Dllcie Arthur f not a r.,i Tail Oft t lit Vej j originality and individuality Arr j a Strable in advertising. Our advert thing department will write your and the Way you want it. Roe a barriers burned away v fascinating love Story that. Heartaches Ami misunderstandings culminates in happiness among the lashes of a great City. Mabel Baltin portrays a Debutante of the period who is As haughty As so is Beautiful. Her father is the proprietor of the Randolph Art store where there is engaged a Porter a Young nun who Lias stooped to this lowly position in the Hon of thereby seeking a clue to the theft of a fatuous old masterpiece stolen from his Mother. This Young Man is Frank Mayo. Who at sight continued on Page three Burgess John f. Smoyer. Justice of the peace tugs. S. Harper. Tax collector Thos. S. Harper. Councilmen first Ward. Henry m. Black Vance w. Betz second Ward v. V. Vansant. John ii. Wichser. Third Ward James Moore. Firman w. Pope fifth Ward. Richard Winslow. John Zanni. Sixth Ward. J. Byron Johnson. Harry f. Burbank. Judge of elections first Ward first precinct Anderson j. Hellyer. First Ward. Second precinct Freijs a. Vansciver third Ward James Hughes. Second Ward Peter Brady. Inspector of elections first Waud. First precinct Raymond Opdyke. Second Ward Robert Weik. 1432 Poplar Street Philadelphia am Ernie Pawn tickets. He wa.4 Anna Rentle about 35 Yea in a of age. One Bullet had entered the head Pany. Quot the fire brigade is a Strong just in front of the left ear. One be j four Art comedy drama a companion Hind the ear and two others in the play to the famous still alarm bark of his Herd they were fired at and will require fifty people with close r live an at att Elevation. I firemen and motor fire apparatus in of. In in action on the stage. Various com i Gilbert i a Eis ii Ltd s a j mittens have been appointed in work j Philadelphia was Pic it Quot a 1. I in conjunction with Cap Ain Delong j stable Rhondasia n 1,1 a a a j a promoting this play and in be Bristol polu a late Saj curing the necessary local Talent a non. Charged with do rehearsals Are to begin at once automobile out of an isolated of Weij mar the Eddington Railroad station firday night a she to time before the and body of Stuart b. Kendig 26 j i year old. Of Philadelphia was found in a Pool of blood on the Roadside. Young Peterson admitted his presence in the locality but told consta Hie Crawford that he Ami a girl Friend were a a a pm on Inge along the Little used Road. They heard no shots fired Peterson said. Ii declared that he was unaware that Craw Ford Ami two deputies chased his machine to the outskirts of Philadel j phia. Asserting that he did not hear them blow a whistle a signal for him to Stop. After checking up on the Young Many a Story Crawford 1-i Lowed him to go. The Constable Bald that the youth is a member of a a Spe Tahle family. I and that he has agreed to make himself available for questioning at any i time. Crawford is satisfied that Peterson had no part in the Grue Home murder of Kendig. Store robbed burglars entered the store of Samuel Blick. Hulmeville monday evening and were successful in obtaining about $50,00 Worth of merchandise and postage Stamps. Entrance was gained by forcing a rear window. Invitations programs menus tickets. Posters bullheads letterheads i and envelopes neatly done by the Bucks publishing co., to Radcliffe Street Bristol. Phone 26. Adv. Unfounded rumours propaganda that is purely the squeal of defeat is being broadcaster by the organization. Some of the gangs henchmen have sen fit to broadcast the statement that the fre thinking candidates in this political fight Are Bing backed by the Kun flux klan. This statement is like several others that they Are telling the voters and is without foundation. The free thinking candidates Are not being backed by any organization nor any one Man. Campaign committee

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