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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - December 16, 1921, Bristol, Pennsylvania Tihe Independent carries a greater volume of paid advertising than Bristol s two other newspapers combined there s a reason in fact several reasons. 77he Independent toadies to no sect or Creed it stands boldly in defence of the Downtrodden whether they be jew or Gentile. Vol. 2.�?no. 24.Bristol. A. Friday. December 16, 1921. Five cents the copy Joseph p. Day worlds leading auctioneer will open Home Sale at Harriman tomorrow Tullytown Bazaar opens dec. 20th crossing Accident of 31 years ago 320 Ideal Homes to be sold to the highest bidder without Reserve who remembers Mill Street Grade crossing crash which killed four men present tenants anxious to retain their Homes after Sale Harriman will still be most Ideal Community to reside in girls Community club putting Forth every Effort to make it a great Success no so in a Forrest Block again feed by Bristol merchants who have ins happened to Iii charged with practising medi frown a Conder this paper As the a forum for conveying to the people after having brought to a Success tul conclusion the larger auction Sale of houses in the history of the world the last House of which was sold tuesday morning at two o clock. Joseph i. Day the auctioneer pre eminent w ill tomorrow come to by i Tol to off in to residents of Harriman and surrounding territory 320 hone now owned by the emergency Fleet at Harriman. Since last saturday afternoon when the Sale Al Fairview near Camden opened until the last Sale was recorded my. Day himself in <1 the Sale on 1.574 houses which realized for the shipping Board the sum of $3,82 2,200. The average Pic per House was $2,4 28. None but a Superman could have stood the Strain of this tremendous undertaking. The last Day of the Sale or. Day was on the auction stand continuously from 2 of clock Iii the afternoon until the last House was sold twelve hours jut or. The greatest auction Sale of huns is Iii volume of number Ever held in the world before the Fairview Sal was that of four Hundred houses owned by the Remington arms company at Bridgeport conn., last fall a this Sale was also conducted by or. Day. This wonder of the auction world will personally dispose of the Home. To be offered the Public tomorrow at Harriman and that the Sale will lie conducted fairly and every occupant of the houses and others Iii the int mediate Vicinity desirous of securing Homes will be extended every Opportunity and Courtesy is promised. At the Start of the Fairview Sale a number of the occupants of the houses thought they might be discriminated against an As a const it Ilienne they created some disorder As the Sale proceeded they were disillusioned and Content in the Assurance that they would be Given every Opportunity to hid on their Homes and secure them they changed from a somewhat surly mob to a Good natured gathering and the Sale Tan off without a hitch. It is a Well established fact that Harriman will still remain one of the Ideal residential communities of this part of the country As a number of Railroad men some of them now residents of the Tow site and others who intend to become residents expect to Purchase a numb t of the Homes. Then there Are a number of Tho old guard who have been Tow site since the Tow site became a Tow site win have signified their intention of bidding in their Homes. The fact that Uncle Sam has guaranteed that the sewage and water questions will be satisfactorily adjusted has Given a number of folks Confidence and they will invest their Money without question. At the present writing every indication Points to the Bristol Sal going through smoothly and with dispatch. If every person in this i Finity bids on a Home who have sin lifted their intention of so doing it will not take More than the one of Lei noon to sell the entire parcel. We want to remind you again of the big Bazaar to be held in the Community Hall on the 20th. The girls Are working hard to make it one that will be remembered with pleasure by everyone who attends. The Tea room promises to be one of the leading successes. Come and taste some of the delicious sandwiches and cake to be on Sale. The toys fancy work fish Pond and Candy tables will All be Worth while visiting with View to gift giving. The Little girls who will be dressed As red Cross nurses Are very anxious to m11 you Christmas seals that mean so much to sick girls and boys. Tullytown wants to go a Over the top a this year anti not have a to Send Back. This stamp Sale is just As important As the red Cross membership. Ii really More so for it is less understood by the Public. Buy As Many As you possibly can and remember tit sick one to be helped. Put hum on All your letters and packages. Be sure to come to the Bazaar before you do. All your Xmas shopping for by helping you will by helping yourself. Dever in Load Joseph Hussey a. Hussey on Grundy truck comes to grief on Pond Street monday Forenoon a Large truck owned by win. H. Grundy amp co., Iii charge of Joe Bitch while passing the new building of the Keystone Dairy company on Pond above Washington Street stink to the hubs in the soft Earth whore workmen recently made water connections with tile new building. While it is claimed a leak in the connections with the main Supply j pipe was the cause of the settling of a the Earth from the Center of the Street to the building line it is Evi ident the inspection of the work was either negligent in allowing nearly two months to elapse since the work was done and the Earth to undermine i the Highway endangering the limbs of pedestrians and in the Aisne Case mentioned nearly putting Cut of commission the Large Auto truck owned by the chairman of councils Street committee. While repairs were boing made Pond Street front Dorrance to Washington was closed to travel for several Days this week. Help number 3�?Ts the Independent will receive contributions from citizens for the repair and rebuilding of Good will Fosa company no. 3�?Ts Appart tis that was damaged going to a fire a Short time ago. The list of donations so far received follow previously acknowledged .$53.50 mrs. J. Murray Bridgewater .50 Thomas 1.00 Lioa. L. Leedom amp co. .$10.00 t. B. Amp p. St. Ity. Co. $ 5.00 Forrest theatre.$10.00 $80.00 ii Shams of society a t the Forrest theatre tonight Benefit Goodwill co. No. 3 smashing denouement twist at end develops with amazing effects a Story of dollars and cents artistic production the Moat unusual twist in plot construction seen on the screen in Many a Day puts a Shams of society Quot almost in a class by itself As clean and wholesome entertainment. Let is the building up of this stir prise that chiefly distinguishes this exceptional production directed by Thomas b. Walsh released by r c pictures corporation and screened at the Forrest theatre tonight for the Benefit of Good will Hose company no. 3. The pampered wife of a society Man has everything her heart desire eave spending Money which Lier husband foolishly denies her. He had never thought of it although he h a lavished Money on her other i p. Her women acquaintances spend much Money. They also Gambi. She tries her hand at Roulette and loses. Her losses grow. She her gowns to make up the debt but her troubles multiply. Then she steals a Gem. It would be unfair to prospective audiences to relate any More of the plot. From this Point on the Story takes a most unusual course a Sud Den and dramatic shift that is almost breathtaking. Director Walsh with the deft hand of a True artist work cd out the denouement effectively. Blended with the main theme is i the Story of jewish Home life with a delightful touch of human interest. The entire plot hinges upon the efforts of a Young jewish business Man to save his Sisters from the dangers of their own social ambitions. He is enabled by the developments of the j Story to bring Home to them the great risk they would confront and tears give Way to smiles As the final fadeout ends the play. As an added feature to the above show the firemen have been fortunate enough to secure the following i vaudeville features to round out the evenings entertainment which will a Long remembered by the theatre goers of Bristol John Brody vocal selections Alice Yates and Florence Edwards in a singing and dancing skit and Leonard Franks in popular j songs of the Day. While some of the older folks of Bristol May recall to their memory that just thirty one years ago on december 13th, at 5.07 of clock. Saturday afternoon one Palling a eld local railroading Street crossing resulting in the death of three men who were hurled from a Wagon by the colonial express travelling through Here at the late of 70 Miles an hour there Are Many of the younger generation who know Little about this Cut Asiro Phe which for a Long time was the general topic of discussion wherever men Aud women folks happened to meet. A the Story goes. John a. Mob Vaine who conducted an express route had been requested to move a soda Fountain from Hugh Devers House on Pine Street to St. Marks Hall where a Bazaar was in Progress. Assisting or ing the Fountain was brother of George Dorrance Street. As the Wagon in charge of John Mcllvain came Down Buckley to Bath Street two youths with skates on their shoulders ran from the Dill action of Silver Lake and hoarded the Wagon for a ride. These boys were Neil Mcllvain. Son of John and John j. Mcgee who resided with his parents on Washington Street. Reaching Bath and Mill Street the Wagon proceeded towards the canal Bridge which was a Frame Structure at that time and the Railroad whose abutments can yet be seen passed the Corner of what was known for years As the Quot owls Home. A freight train in passing East obliged the express Driver to Stop and when the train passed the Gates were raised by Gate tender Moore arid the team proceeded Over the tracks. Just As the vehicle with its Load of humanity arrived on the West bound track the colonial express came thundering towards them at 70 Miles an hour. And before the men and boys could escape the Wagon was hit by the engine making splinters out of it throwing Joe Lussey and Neil Mcllvain against the abutment on the opposite Side of the canal their bodies being recovered later with every Bone broken death being instantaneous. Hugh Dever was thrown about 50 feet Landing on the Bridge alongside of the passing locomotive where he was picked up later death resulting from a crushed Skull. John Mcllvain the Driver was thrown on the East track and As he fell the horse killed from the Impact of the engine fell upon Mcllvain severely crushing his body and limbs. J. J. Mcgee was catapulted from his seat up against the crossing Gates which the Impact of his head broke off and when found unconscious by bystanders was removed to Ozmant a bakeshop where now is located Coleman a poolroom. Bodies of the dead were taken to their Homes among them being William Johnson a watchman residing on Wood Street boing among the number who was hit by the splintered Wagon while standing on the canal Bridge and knocked Over the railing into the Waters below. Mcgee a injuries when examined by a physician were found to be a fractured Skull injuries of the spine four Teeth knocked out with severe lacerations of face that required 48 stitches to close. His wounds were fixed up As the physician said that he might make a presentable appearance in his coffin for it was not thought he would recover from Hie catastrophe he had gone through. However despite these predictions Anil the fact that All other members of the party have gone to the Home beyond John Mcgee after five years of invalid ism recovered and to Day conducts a successful Haberdashery business Corner of Wood and Lafayette Street. Or. Mcgee relates with a smile of amusement that when his wounds were dressed the physician was evidently a in a hurry to have him buried for he did not take time to Wash the Sand out of the cuts and for months afterwards the granulated Earth oozed through his flesh. At the coroners inquest the Engineer of the colonial express testified he was driving to make up lost time and when he espied the Wagon on the truck he opened wide the throttle knowing if he did not strike the vehicle with All Speed lie would be Apt to throw his train off the track into the canal thereby sending hundreds of passengers to their death. John a. Mcllvain one of the injured conducted business on Mui Street until a few years ago when he died. Making but one of the ill fated party still left. A shop in Bristol Forrest theatre movie Star by Independent ads c0ntest f0r Bristol a most popular female waxes warm Christmas displays in local stores Are most attractive and priced remarkably Low this Issue of the Independent can be rightfully termed a Quot bulletin of Christmas offerings a a it is just chock full of attractive bargains of Cine without License eying to the people the merchandise values to offer from time to state health Board the complainant accused held Iii $400 bail for appearance in court by Squire Eastburn in the health Board by e. Inspect 1 he Rase of w. B. Mart Indol i the chiropractor charged with practising Medicine without a License is again in the Public gaze. Last Friday this Man who has done so much Good in Bristol and Vicinity was hailed before Justice of the peace Eastburn of Doylestown to answer this charge and after a hearing was released under $4 00 Hail to assure his appearance in court if an indictment is returned by the grand jury now in session. This time the complainant Case was the state Board of As before hut this time the was represented personally James Duffy of Marietta an Tor of the department instead of one of the local doctors As was the Case on the occasion of the former arrest of the dish Ici attorney Keller and sex judge Yerkes special attorney for Tho prosecution intend that the indictment if an indictment is returned will not to faulty this time As in the former Case against Mart i ii cd e 11. Tiny Are anxious to bring Hie Case to a conclusion and have it threshed out in court. Howard i. James of the finn of Gilkeson amp James attorneys for the cd Riopi actor. Is just As anxious to bring the Case to a conclusion and a Battle of Legal minds such As has never before been seen in Bucks county is expected when the Case is finally heard before judge Ryan. The testimony introduce by the prosecution before Justice Eastburn. Is practically the same As that which they used in the former Case and consisted of the testimony of two paid operators of a Philadelphia detective Agency one of whom claims to have received several spinal adjustments from Martindell. Mcginley funeral tomorrow at St. Andrews Newtown the burial of mrs. Charles Mcginley late of Mulberry Street which occurs in Newtown tomorrow will be largely attended both by her friends Here As will the Many friends in Newtown. Mrs. Mcgunley was born in Newtown baptized confirmed received first holy communion was married in and will be buried from St. Andrews Church. Requiem mass will be celebrated at ten of clock. The pall bearers will be or. George Hussey John Sackville. William Wilson. James f. Blanche. Peter a. Wade and Hugh Harkins. Interment will be made in St. Andrews cemetery. Mrs. Mcginley was the daughter of or. And mrs. Edward a. Burns of Newtown and was about thirty years of age and live in Newtown until the time of her marriage. She possessed a sunny disposition t and timing full of fun was a great favorite with the Newtown people and after coming to Bristol won the Confidence and esteem of every one with whom she was associated. Lier Home was thronged yesterday afternoon and evening by friends wanting to look once More into the face of one they loved and Many Floral tokens which surrounds her told Only Iii part of the High esteem of her friends. Her body was taken this morning to her parents Home where friends Iii her Home town May have the same privilege. Her death Here Early on the morning of the 12th, wan a great Shock to the town and a loss to the neighbourhood in which she lived. Croydon Imp. Assoc. Bazaar opens tomorrow methodist boys club to hold cake Sale the boys club of the methodist Church will hold a bread cake and pie Sale tomorrow beginning at 10.-30 a. in the store. 238 Mill Street adjoining Mcmullens plumbing shop. There will be heaps of goodies for Sale and the boys Are the Bazaar which opens tomorrow evening under the auspices of the Croydon improvement association promises to be a department store in Itsell As far As gifts for Xmas giving Are concerned. The efforts of the committee in charge indicate this opening event will be a real criterion to go by for other affairs they have on the program for the Winter months. Notions and gifts such As will put Santa Claus a Way in the background will be for Sale and the old time dance that has been arrange i of Bristol they have time. If the ads of this edition Are carefully scanned those in Bristol who Are prone to Rush to Philadelphia to do their Christmas shopping will j find the necessity removed As Bristol merchants this year offer a Galaxy of attractive Christmas Good. That should not be ignored by local purchasers. I at Pearson scan be f to lid an especially attractive Holiday assortment. This stole offers a line or women a silk undergarments at prices considerably less than those quoted on the same articles in the Large department stores. They also have a Nice assortment of dolls and Christmas novelties. Mrs. Brownlee on Bath Street this year has As Fine a selection of ready made fancy articles and knit and crocheted goods As has Ever been offered in Bristol. This Little store has grown in popularity year after year until now one can find i on its Well stocked shelves articles suitable Tor gifts for every member of the family. Louis dries with White Frost re Frig Ratois. Hoosier Kitchen cabinets and Sonora and Columbia talking machines and records not to mention a full line of gift furniture sits Back in the knowledge that if his fellow townsmen will hut give him a Chance he can save them Money. Wintersteine a pretty Little shop on Radcliffe Street has taken on its Holiday garb. Victrola a Are the Stock in Trade of this establishment and both in machines and the latest records the offerings Here Are Complete and attractive. Johnathan Wright the pharmacist has taken the Bull by the horns and declared a ten per cent reduction on ail Christmas goods. His Stock is most attractive and when one considers the saving on a Wallace Nutting picture or an Eastman Kodak with ten off. It is no wonder that John is wearing a satisfied smile these Days. The selected offering of books at Wrights is the Best to be found in this Section of the state. Pfeifer the music Man is enthusiastic Over a new talking machine w hich he is placing on the local Market Hie Cheney he also has the Columbia and is agent for Hailer amp Davis pianos and player pianos As Well As the Lexington and several other makes. Quot the gift shop Quot Over Martins drug store is a place Well Worth visiting Here All the intimate Dainty things that Delight the feminine heart Are to be found in profusion and so tastefully arranged til a t a person might spend hours Here and be entertained each moment of the time. The prices asked Are surprisingly Low. Belsons Are offering a number of specialities for children and Little folks and the prices quoted in this store on baby a garments will stagger some of the fond mothers and aunties who Are used to buying for the wee tots. They also have a line of women a specialities that have been Well selected. What better or More acceptable Christmas gift than a pair of comfy slippers Popkin in the Forrest by it cd. Frank Green and Winters shoe store Are displaying an array of slippers that almost makes ones feet ache so attractive Are they Ami so moderately priced. For menus Wear Gallagher and Gallagher Are making their usual Christmas display and Here piled on the counters and shelves Are hundreds of gifts that would be acceptable to any Man. Singer Brothers who for thirty years have been serving the wants of the men of Bristol have also a wonderful Christmas selection to choose front and the it also announce a special clothing Sale for the holidays. Adler in the Forrest Block whose stove is constantly doing a Little business has put Iii an extra Supply of furnishing for this season and All who i ave dealt with this Gen he in. N know that he understands buying and As a consequence can Mark his goods at prices that arc attractive. This is Alfred Vande grift a first Holiday season in business. But the store formerly owned by Johnson Brothers Wear an air of freshness and brightness that Speaks volume for the progressiveness of this you Iii Man. Spencer and sons Are offering and making it up Cia drive on Christmas gifts for the various members if the family. They have an exceptionally Fine selection of polychrome Ware a they have Cedar chests sleds and coaster wagons Wallace Nutting and Ether attractive pictures and lamps Iii profusion. Alfred Tomesani in his Little electrical shop is offering bargains go votes being cast by the hundreds each night by theatre patrons Winner to Star in local film other roles in same film to be filled by local Talent Independent Coupon counts fifty votes Mary Breslin who leads at last report standing of first ten contestants Mary Brosl in. .82 5 Anita Kilcoyne. .660 Elsie Karp. 560 Mary Fine. .340 Sarah Lake. 280 Pauline Winterstein. .250 Mary Madden a. .250 miss \. Wright. Or cd Lyda Leibfried. .220 Sadie Lynn. 120 regular officers in organization formed last week for advancement of interests of Ireland and Tho Irish anxious to realize a goodly sum. Following the shopping features of lore and gifts to Delight every Mem w. C. T. U. Business meeting the regular monthly business meeting of the w. C. T. A. Will be held at the Home of the president miss Hughes 601 Radcliffe Street i Charles next tuesday evening the 20th. A Street. Lieutenant Joseph Cavanagh of the United states Navy who has been representing his Squadron at a convention of governors of the Var Jious states held at Charleston j South Carolina will arrive Here tomorrow on a leave of absence Over the holidays which will lie spent with his wife who is at present the guest of her parents or. And hrs Mcllvain of Dorrance i the evening will make the old folks feel Young again when they take part in the caledonian lancers and Prince Imperial quadrille in which they will put the younger set far in the Shade with their limited knowledge of Fox trots shimmy and jazz. Ber of the household. The estate of William Wright the hardware dealers in their attractively dressed windows show a line of practical Cloist Mas goods that will not Only serve a Uncle or. Hunt mrs. James Myers of 571 Bath Street entertained Busy bees or sewing club no. 3 at her Home yesterday afternoon. But last for years. Co heirs Economy store has taken on a Holiday air and gift suggestions in household goods and furnishings Are to be found there. In the line of foodstuff and cd list continued on Page five next sunday afternoon at 3 o clock. Meeting will be held in St. Marks Hall. For the purpose of forming a permanent organization of an Auh rican association for Hie recognition of Ireland As a new free state. Last sunday a preliminary meeting was held in Hie school Hall attended by about iou persons in which to lib gentler sex predominated anti were enthused by an address on the Aims and objects of the organization delivered in a forcible manner by Rev. Father Horton one of the association organizers from Philadelphia. During Tho add be of the reverend gentleman he expressed his Opin Ion that this organization was absolutely necessary to combat English influence that was repeatedly brought to boar on members of Congress for Many years Back evidently Tor the purpose of controlling tile destinies of this country from the seat of English government which shows their continued regret that they were ousted from these colonies by sturdy americans. He added Ireland did not want the so called Freedom such As Canada has but the Irish and their sympathizers Iii this country want american Freedom for the Emerald Isle. He explained further that the association was not formed along religious lines for in mum oils states of the Union branches have been instituted exclusively of tile protestant Faith whose moral support they wish to give for the Freedom of their native land. All persons regard less of belief or nationality who believed in the establishing of american Liberty for a new Republic arc urged to align themselves with this association which now numbers Over a million members who have enrolled for the purpose of bringing pressure to Bear upon members of Congress to legislate for America and american citizens and Ever stand ready to encourage by recognition any Downtrodden nation that have proven by the vote of their people they want Freedom from monarchical government along the same principles enjoyed Iii this country whose Laws do not recognize any King or potentate As rulers. Rev. Hinton was followed in a Dis nation of the objects of the association by or. Owen Hunt assistant Secretary of the National association who after stating the fact that he was an sex Sei vice Man Quot Over there a a said if this organization will follow out its principles. Congress would soon refuse to be dictated to by English influence and England would be compelled to pay this country her just War debts thereby enabling Quot Uncle Sam Quot to repay in a measure the Soldier boys who went to Tho front Only to return Home and find themselves out of a Job. Quot Aye and Many of them he added were without a he again added if men with proper interest in America were elected to Congress they would not have been so ready to pay. England for trails american troops to save her from defeat while that country owed billions of dollars to f req Lien Fly which re Bristol is to be put on the map of the motion picture world and put on in Earnest by a contest hoi ing staged by the Forrest theatre. This contest is to give the people an Opportunity to elect one of Bristol a Young ladies to the loin of leading lady of a film to be made in Bristol. This film is to be made from a special Story now being written for it and in addition to the leading lady All the characters will be Bristol folks and the scenes which will be mostly exteriors will be taken in and around Bristol. How Many stars of the present Day on the screen had no More auspicious Start in the motion picture world than the Opportunity to a Given a Bristol girl. Some of these stars simply started off As super numer Aries and by the Talent displayed were chosen by directors to take More important roles and finally i graduated into the inner and More exclusive Circle of stardom. Votes Are being cast each evening in the receptacle provided for them at the Forrest showing that the rank and file of the theatre attend ants in Bristol Are mightily interested in the proposition. Upon entering the theatre each Patron is presented with a voting Blank and pencils Are provided at the Tanto where the votes Are cast for inscribing the name of the ticket Holder. Favorite on the ballot. The picture will be started at once As soon As the 4tar is named by the vote of the people and will he finished and presented within ten Days after the contest is Over. Votes will he cast up until saturday. December 24tli. And if Jon have any favorite among the lists of names already presented vote for them each time you enter the Forrest and induce your friends to do the same. The management of Tho Forrest theatre Are to be congratulated on their progressiveness in securing this film feature for Bristol As it will not Only be the Means of possibly uncovering latent film histrionic ability but will also be an excellent add for Bristol As the scenes will be Laid in both the business and residential sections of the Borough and As a consequence Tho Many advantages of the town will be displayed to the gaze of the Many. Manager Wilson of Tho Forrest theatre who has a soft spot in his heart for the Independent As he is an admirer of its fearless stand on civic matters has offered As a special feature of this contest the Coupon presented below. This Coupon if filled out and placed in the voting Box will count for fifty votes for the contestant whose name is inscribed on the Given line. Just think of it fifty votes. Cut out the Coupon in your paper and get your neighbors Coupon to cast for your favorite fifty votes added to another fifty and then some More fifties will help in the ultimate count to decide which Young lady is the most popular in Bristol. Enthused on his subject Cei Ved repeated applause. He then asked for nomination of officers who were chosen As follows president James Mcgee first vice president Arthur f. Brady second continued on Page three Forrest theatre movie Star popularity contest fifty votes for write lady a name Independent Coupon Conrad s celebrate eighth anniversary of wedding the i fifth anniversary of Tho wedding Day of or. And mrs. Philip k. Conrad tuesday. December 15ih, was made a red letter Day in the an a is of their married life. Or. And mrs. Conrad issued invitations some time ago to friends to Assembly on that evening without intimating the occasion for so doing. The evening was pleasantly spent at the game of Soo. The pl.a1 were grouped at seven tables Fine collation was serve Ami pc of were Given to mrs. Walter be Edom mrs. James Larue or. Fred Wmk tier and or. Sidney Morris Independent classified and brings Quick result read this then use the columns of the classified column of the Independent if you want Quick results. About an hour before this paper went to press last week Harry Mcmullen jr., of Mill Street had a classified add inserted for his Gold watch Chain and Charm which to lost thursday afternoon Friday Forenoon Oscar Singer sr., found tile jewelry and upon Reading the classified add in this paper Friday morning immediately returned the lost articles. A

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