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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - December 30, 1921, Bristol, Pennsylvania Cc7ie Independent carries a greater volume of paid advertising than Bristol a two other newspapers combined a there a a reason in fact several reasons. Jill that Tail a Nahl in plits. <7t/ie Independent toadies to no sect or Creed of it stands boldly in defence the Downtrodden whether they be jew or Gentile. Vol. 2.�?no. 26.Bristol. Pa., Friday. December 30. 1921 five cents the copy old Iredell Homestead is a place of Many memories new years reunion of Landreth family historic old building now owned by Howard i. James and Walter Lee Dom should be preserved if the historic farm House and ground surrounding known an the Iredell Homestead purchased recently by Howard i. James and Walter f. He Edom could Tell its own history Many wonderful and interesting facts would be brought to Light the original deed from we. Penn is Hill in existence. In that mansion used to be free hearted hospitality his great fires of the Chimney roared the stranger feasted at this Board. Originally the place was known As the a Buttonwood at the time of passing into the hands of the it. S. Government there were Only two Large Buttonwoods standing and now Only one. In 182 9 or. John Phillips owned the farm he sold it to William e. Brown attorney at Law in 1836. The same year or. Brown sold it to George Spangler who in turn sold it to or. Charles t. Iredell in 1846. During his ownership and abode there he planted the different Maples Pines Buttonwoods Oaks Ai 1-Anthus called by the chinese a tree of heaven a water Willows and Osage or. Burnet Landreth sr., and daughter miss Frances of Radcliffe Street will in Ertain at new years dinner or. And mrs. Edward s. Philips or and mrs. Vandusen at Holiday week dance Philips or. Symington Phillips or. Burnet ring out be new year Bells Harry Iredell entertained by aunts on monday mrs. De Stanley hostess mrs. Lillian de Stanley gave a mid Holiday week informal dance to a dozen of her friends wednesday evening at her Home the hotel Delaware and those present enjoyed an evening of dancing that All agreed was a most decided Success. The big old fashioned rooms on 1 the lower floor of the hotel were especially decorated for the occasion the color scheme being of course red and Green in conformity with the custom of the season. The dining1 room was cleared and the floor waxed and it was Here that the dancing was indulged in. The Reading room and sitting room were used As rest rooms. Paul Whiteman and j other famous orchestra leaders furnished the music through the medium of the Victrola and the music was much appreciated by the dancers. Shortly before Midnight a luncheon was served. The favors Given in the number dance which was one of the several and mrs. Burnet Landreth jr., Burnet Landreth 3rd, miss Letitia Landreth Charles Landreth or. And mrs. S. P. Landreth Symington Landreth jr., Edward Landreth. Louise Landreth or. And mrs. David Landreth David Landreth jr., Meta Landreth and Emily Landreth. Borough chemist needed for booze Independent suggests appointment of such an official to make Safe Bootleg purchases Trees. It was probably from the original unique features of the affair were Oaks the beams in the larger part awarded to or. And mrs. Walter of the House were Hen. The beams Are 40 feet 6 inches in length and measure 4 0 inches around them. In the parlor is a Beautiful hand carved mantel. The mantel in another room and in two rooms up stairs Are to be found hand carved mantels. The shutter fasteners which disappeared about the time the property came into the Possession of the u. S. Government were exactly like those found in the Betsy Ross House and carpenters Hall. There is also one Hail Hen and carved fire place. There were others but were filled in and grates added during the time of one of the owners. During the abode Here of the Iredell family there was an open House hospitality shown to All friends and strangers. Charles Burleigh the Silver tongued orator and Lucretia Mott and Henry Ridgway were among tie celebrities who frequently visited this Home. Or. Iredell being a minister in the society of friends Vve coined other ministers of the society As Well As prominent workers in he anti slav Ery cause and leaders in the Temperance movement. Mrs. Charles Iredell who by the Way was a most charming Matron often told of the strange characters who came to the Buttonwoods. One of these who partook of their hospitality was a Man in appearance and manners a decided gentleman but quaint and strange lie would come at meal times enter without knocking draw up a chair at the table while the family were at meal and without introducing himself would ask to be helped to the various viands on the table. His conversation was that of a refined and educated person. At the close of the meal with a profound Bow he would take his departure after thanking the hostess for her kindness. These visits were made about two or three times a year and his identity was never revealed. Another strange incident which occurred was a family of seven father Mother and four children came towards Nightfall and asked to spend the night on the porch. Mattresses and blankets were provided and in the morning breakfast was served and they went on their journey to the West pleased with the kindness received. So Many deeds of kindness and acts of Charity done within its Walls with the wonderful substantial Billiy of the Structure Combine in making a sufficient plea to have the new owners keep the historic Structure intact. His hospitable Gate Dunbar re a to All invites a numerous train of daily guests whose Board with plenty crowned revives the feast rites of old. Fine of Ambler a. Those who enjoyed the evening with mrs. De Stanley were or. And mrs. Lawrence Giddings of Ardmore a. Or. And mrs. Walter Fine of Ambler a. Or. And mrs. Charles Parker miss Sarah Mcllvain miss Ethel Cooper of Trenton or. N. Mcgowan of Lambertville Edward Gallagher and Elwood Kitchin of Trenton. Never missed meeting in Over sixty years Geo. Callanan receives Xmas gift from Bei co. Or. George Callanan of Dorrance Street whose history of 34 years service with the Bell Telephone company appeared in these column vome time ago was most agreeably surprised at Christmas time to receive numerous letters of elicitation trom Many officials of the Bell company. Added to the letters of congratulation on his Long service which several new officials of the company read in this paper he was the receipt enl of a handsome gift As a memento of the yuletide season. Order of foresters elect officers monday an interesting fact has just been brought to Light that James Rogers who attended the annual meeting end supper of the Newportville horse co., december 21st, has been present for 60 successive years. John la Rue of Edgely has been Secretary for 40 years. The company was formed in 1827 and incorporated in 1846. At one time there were 75 members and in spite of the fact that the use trenches when the authorities of this town allow a condition to it list such As was brought forcibly to the attention of the writer during the past week and make no Effort to curb it then it is High time that the people themselves take a hand in ruling the town and administering the Law. If the authorities allow booze bootlegging to go in indiscriminately they should at least take Steps to have the booze properly tested and see that the bootleggers sell something else beside the wild lightning that they hand out indiscriminately to men and boys alike. The foregoing was prompted by the fact that a crowd of Young hoodlums and some of them not so Young and by the Way these same i youths and older folks probably would object to being called Hoot sums if tie a dared show their faces and refute the statements that Are to follow. They Are nothing More than hoodlums and despite the fact that they were All charged up with Squirrel whiskey when the occur Ance in question was perpetrated they nevertheless should be forcibly told that a Many a Home is his Castle and that attempting to break tip a family gathering by threats and wild profanity too disgusting even for men to hear is a proceeding that it is dangerous to attempt even in Bristol. This wild gang of self styled bad men on saturday night last went Over to Buckley Street and there made a nuisance of themselves at the Home of a gentleman of foreign birth. This Man whose Home this gang assailed. Spent two years in the of France while the a Harry Iredell whose Home is in California and Chauncey Hemming of the same place but at present both students at Princeton College were the guests of Honor at a party Given on monday evening by or. Iredell s aunts the misses Abble sue find Bessie Iredell of Radcliffe Street those present to enjoy the evening were miss Elizabeth Runyan miss Helen Abbott miss Eunice Williams miss Helen got Squill or. Charles Abbott or. Warren Woodruff and Robert Smith. Games were the pastime of the evening and or. Warren Woodruff favored the company with vocal Solo a bring me a rose.�?�. Christmas Trees in Many local Homes Mary 8reslin to be the Star in motion picture made Here a a Jim Blanche sets new realty Sale record the spirit of yuletide exemplified by wonderfully decorated Cedars. Some of them Beautiful their for horses has been greatly lessened i Jority of these loafers were still in since the automobile and Auto trucks swaddling clothes. His service was there Are still hear the sledges with ver Hells what a world of merriment Melody Melody foretells How they tinkle tinkle tinkle. In the icy air of night while the stars that Over Sprinkle ail the heavens seem to tinkle with a crystaline Delight keeping time time time in a sort of runic rhyme to the tinting tabulation that so musically Wells from the Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells Bells. From the jingling and the tinkling of the Bells. Have been introduced there Are 52 members. 50 answered to the Roll Call at the last meeting and took supper which fact alone gives testimony of the great interest taken in the company. James Rogers is and has been president of the company for 20 years succeeding Walter r. Johnson. John w. Birkey is treasurer and Watson Davis vice president. The directors Are James w. Rogers Watson Davis Alex Dixon. Or. Fleckinstein and Ferdinand Widener and John Larue Guage. Honorable and he received a citation for meritorious conduct yet these Bristol toughs imbued with false courage by the White lightning they had imbibed w ent to this Many a Home and insulted him and his family. These rowdies can consider themselves fortunate that several of them were not carried away on a Stretcher for the citizen in question would have been justified if he had shot them Down in their tracks for their vicious and uncalled for Lan a death trap again almost claims toll menace main to life and limb still re a authorities should close it to traffic Croydon Imp. Assoc. New year s eve party Tho entertainment committee of the Croydon improvement association will entertain the members their relatives and friends with a new years eve party on saturday night. There will be a number of excellent acts singers and comedians. Song sheets will be supplied to everyone and or. Galbraith will Lead a Community sing. Refreshments will be served free of charge and the remainder of the evening will be devoted to dancing. Admission will be by invitation and the members Are urged to get in touch with their friends and bring them to the general Good time. This is the first of a series of parties that the entertainment committee will bold for the members and everyone is invited to join in the free Good time for All at the expense of the association. The Independent advocates the appointment of a Borough chemist whose duties will he to test the Var i ious brands of Moonshine and Bootleg that is being sold in thief town. This paper does not ask the authorities to Stop the Sale of booze far be it from such that would be asking too much but it insists that a chemist be appointed who will put his stamp of approval on every ounce that is offered for Sale. By doing this now at this time a great Deal of future trouble will be saved. Xmas and birthday party to miss Duffy although Only four miss Margaret Duffy years of daughter the a death trap a so named by the Independent in one of its first is lies and formerly in flown and officially designated As the old forge Bridge again bobs up serenely and gets itself into print. This time an Accident to one of Frei Liefer a bakery trucks last saturday is the medium for this Well deserved and probably not much appreciated publicity. The Story of the Accident is old by this time and the fact that the Driver and the vehicle were saved from destruction by the retaining Fence on the promised land Side of a the Bridge will not Bear retelling but this much should and will be told. The menace is there and allowed to remain there despite the fact that the Street department and age. Chairmen of the committee of a Council who operate and dominates there is one thing to be found As ill is time of the year in he Homes of the Rich and poor High and Low and that is the Xmas tree. It is the Universal custom so much so that even the pets of the family Are having Trees in their Honor. Jack Jarvis Conrad and Polly Law rence have Beautiful Trees and Many other pets have received similar attention. An amusing conversation took place last week in the Home of or. Burnet Landreth when one of his Little a granddaughters Meta Landreth. Daughter of or. And mrs. David Landreth said a grandpa you have no Little boy of girl so your Santa will not bring any tree but i Tell you what i will do i will come Down saturday evening and stay All night and in the morning i am sure you will have a of the Many Beautiful Xmas Trees found in the Homes of Bristol and Vicinity it would be impossible to make mention of All that commands the attention of lovers of Xmas Trees. Yet mention of several to the exclusion of others May not be unpardonable. The Large tree found in the Home of or. And mrs. Thomas g. Ilaw Kes is very Beautiful and elaborately trimmed. This showy tree is heightened by the Large reflector placed at some distance from the tree and the coloured bulbs placed at different intervals in the room where the tree stands. The tree of John Downs son of or. And mrs. Ralph Downs is every year one of the Choice Trees of the town and made conspicuous by the amount of animals trains Sheds and station houses on the miniature Lawn about the tree. This years addition of freight Birds miniature wagons Lawn furniture and the Village of bungalows Brake it most attractive and the beholder pauses to wonder what could be added next year. Among the smaller Trees a unique one May be found in the Home of or. And mrs. David Warner of la Fayette Street. An umbrella Frame is used and wires covered w Ith tinsel. And so trimmed As to make it most attractive. While on the subject of Christmas Trees it would be almost a crime to fail to mention the tree of mrs. Lillian Lincoln de Stanley which is an annual fixture at her Home. Hotel Delaware. This tree which this year is exceptionally Beautiful probably is surrounded by Tho largest collection of dolls owned by an individual in this Section. There Are dolls of every description size and character there being sixty Odd and each one of them bearing a name. James of Blanche the real estate dealer insists that an and he carried in the Independent last week about Harriman houses and property he had to dispose of made it possible for him to break the record for a single week in parcels of refill sold sixty parcels for the week is the Blanche record and from the present Outlook it is one that will stand for some time to come. In compiling this enviable record a a Jim sold thirty one houses five dormitories eleven lots and thirteen apartments. Some Job but wit most agreeable results of $85,650 Gross sales. A notice carried in the same paper to the effect that a a Jim had Pur tax cab a Felice made j the butt of the Good of a number of his it tie office building i so that Blanche j Winner in recent contest Over a five participants first scenes made next monday chased flaggs the realty Man natured banter friends. The was purchased Miglini be right on the ground at All times during the Day with his brother there on hand 10 represent him in any prospective deals Lus i lends however assumed the attitude that he had made the Purchase with the intention of entering the taxi cab Field they were and Are mistaken. While real estate continues As Good As it has been for the past year with Blanche there is Little Chance that he will enter any other Field of Endeavor. A number of relatives and friends of miss Catherine Keating daughter of air. And mrs Maurice Keating of 549 Linden Street. Were present on tuesday december 27th. To witness the reception by i. Catherine of1 the White veil of Ilie sister servant of the immaculate heart of Mary at the Mother House of the order a West Chester a. The right Rev trend Bishop Crane officiated. Twenty one persons received the White veil and Twenty nine the Black. Mis Keating will in the future be known As sister Alice Therese. Those attending from Bristol Wen air. An i mrs. Maurice Keating mis Inez Keating three Brothers Mich Aei Frank and Maurice air. Ant mrs. Edward Keating mrs. Alber Dai Rah of Cornwells aliases Alice Mary and Katherine Keating of Lin Den Street a Cousin sister Franceses from the Convent at Scranton Sis Civ Mary Richard Alice Cecilia an it Regina immaculate of the Convent of St. Marks miss Mary Doyle mis. Cecilia Kelly and mrs. Firman Pope vaudeville at Forrest new year s Bay or. And mrs. Joseph Duffy of Spruce j department have often been former Marion Roper is visiting Mother during the yuletide Holiday week mrs. O. L. Stauffer of Bridgeton. N. J., formerly known Here As miss mar did and Buchley Street Lias the Good Fortune to have a birthday Celebration and a Christmas on the same Day. With Only a Day apart of these dual events they have always been blended into one and on Christmas Day this Little miss was Given a party at the Home of her grandparents or and mrs. John Duffy 804 Pine Street. Following the Exchange of yuletide gifts the gathering of relatives sat Down to a sumptuous i Christmas least to which Al present ample Justice. Those present wore air. And mrs. Leo Duffy Ai a and Frances Duffy John Duffy of Trenton Eugene and Lillian Duffy Margaret Francis and Jack Duffy air. And mrs. John Duffy with Joseph Duffy and wife of Spruce Ion a Roper is spending several Days with her Mother mrs. T. Roper of Maple Beach. Since miss Roper left Here she Lias pursued her literary work in the writing of numerous essays in which she was evidently adapted for in her Youthful school Street. Days. Happy in the Possession of a a several children mrs. Stauffer is to a n d a div such a devoted Mother she cares lit Yll of j thai o Latil i tie about woman suffrage and mannish ways of the average a new to warned of the danger that exists at this Point. When the catastrophe that will surely occur there does occur it will not be through the ignorance of the authorities they have had due warning and each warning they have ignored. When some Home or a number of Homes is saddened by death suddenly thrust upon them by this terrible condition then will an accounting be asked for and then will an accounting be forced. No excuse at All for this conditions if the Borough is too poor to remedy it there is one alternative that the Borough officials have they May close it to traffic and at least keep people from daily running the Chance of being hurled to an instant and painful death. Novel decoration used on this Xmas tree in the display for the Christmas holidays Many families throughout the Borough seems to have devoted much time and ingenuity in the decoration of Trees in their respective Homes Many of which have shown the artistic taste of members of families and their friends in the original designs that were added Over former yuletide displays. In the Home of or. And mrs. Howard Lynn 567 Linden Street the originality of decorations for the visit of old Santa Claus has excelled anything in its get up so far seen this season. Although this tree is Only eight feet in height its numerous limbs even to Tho tiny shoots Are deftly wrapped with Cotton leaving the onlooker to guess at the first sight whether it is really Dogwood or a Butto Ball product of the Forest. Silver and Gold with myriads of tinsel add to its natural Beauty and ropes of varied coloured bulbs make this particular tree a thing of Beauty Long to be remembered. The introduction of vaudeville ii the Christmas Day Bill at the for rest theatre met with such popular favor and was commented on so freely and favourably that manager Edward Lynn has resolved to Gilt vaudeville on All holidays. As consequence he has arranged to pc sent an exceptionally Strong series of acts for mondays program which will be celebrated As new year. Day at both the matinee and even Irig performances. Mayo and Glenn songs and dancing Morris amp mar Cella comedy nut offering Hampton amp Blake a in town and breeder amp Scott two dancing bugs go to make up a Bill that will be certain to it please. The feature picture a eth it concert a is one that will Appeal to it both old and Young As it tells a Tak with a distinct moral and one that is enacted by an All Star cast. Wireless concert Given by Josh Townsend. Or. On monday evening court Pride no. 177, order of foresters held their Semi annual meeting in la Pollas Hall on Market Street Aruj elected the following off Ceis chief Ranger James Bannon of fib chief Ranger Daniel Moatry financial Secretary p. Connolly treasurer John b. Rogeri senior Woodward Kervin Servich Junior Woodward Michael Mots senior Beadle Charles Lapolia Junior Beadle Charles Rogers. Trustee for three years Daniel Gorman. Help number 3�?Ts the Independent will receive contributions from citizens for the repair and rebuilding of Good will Hose company no. 3�?Ts apparatus that was damaged going Quot to a fire a Short time ago. The list of donations so far received follow previously acknowledged. $93.50 we. H. Murphy. 5.00 Doylestown $98.50 at Moose Home almost eighty yet she is most Active Guild orphan sends new years greeting a real old fashioned a get to Geth Era gathering of the members of Bucks Lodge order of Moose 1169, will take place at their Home Radcliffe and Lafayette streets on new seventy seventh perhaps in Point of ability to do a Beautiful new years Post card sew knit and Etc., mrs. Harry Clay from St. Quentin was received yes ton. Mother of or. Harry Clayton ter Day by amiss Esther Lawrence of 2 02 Mill Street is the most re treasurer of the Bristol Branch of Marrable woman in town. On tues needlework Guild. The card which Day , mrs. Clayton celebrated her was written in French was translate birthday. During de by Aliss Sarah a Hawke and the Joshua Townsend jr., of Milf. Street who has developed into an expert wireless operator having in stalled an instrument on the second floor of his parents restaurant entertained a party of friends on monday evening to a wireless concert Whites was not Only a revolution to the listeners but delightfully enter raining to them As Well. The concert was Given in the City of Bridge port conn., and a a Josh with Bis apparatus gathered the rendition from the air Waves and the Dulcet Tonet of voice and instruments of the concert artists were As plainly heard at if the listeners sat in the concert Ball. This Young Man who is not giver to world display has proven he k a deep student of electricity which at Christmas time he extended to the decoration of a yuletide tree in his Home with tiny yet res pie n Den electric Light effects. Years eve. The past year As a result of her in greeting was As follows invitations have been issued to the Getic activities twelve quilts were dear godmother wives daughters and sweethearts of made most of them pieced together receive for the coming year my members to take part in seeing the from Small pieces knitted insertion old time wishes for a Good and Hap a old year out and a welcoming the made for ten curtains and four by year from your Little girl who new a which of course will include Lambre quins twelve doilies were loves you with All her heart and a program of dancing to the strains knitted seven lace yokes and Many j does not forget your kindness of forces orchestra. During the articles of sewing such As Coats for Renee wattled. Intermix Sicin luncheon will be served boys waists and Etc. Mrs. Clayton the above is intended for the and arrangements have been com assists in the daily routine of the membership of the Guild As the so plated for a rousing Good time in i House is Hale and Hearty and has piety sends thirty five dollars per Moose Dom. I a Good appetite. I year for the support of the orphan. Card of thanks from Good will fire co. The committee of Good will fire company no. 3, we ish to extend their thanks on behalf of their members to All those who assisted in making their Benefit at the Forrest theatre december 16th, a Success. Lewis Simons Milton Ellis and Grover c Cagie. All is in readiness for the primary shooting of the famous Bristol film the Star of which will be Mary Breslin the Winner among the Active contestants in the recent popularity contest held by the management of the Forrest theatre. In 9 55 votes were cast for miss a re Lin in the contest and although miss Pauline win ter Stein received 26.900 she w As not an Active participant inasmuch As she wished her name withdrawn Early in the contest hey friends insisted on making the inn for her and she withdrew not Only from Choice but in ail fairness to miss Breslin who made an Active Campaign and who was really inter est cd in reaching the goal which will afford her the Opportunity of displaying her histrionic talents on in scr in. The title of the picture to he screened Here has been changed from miss Catherine Keating invested with White veil the one first announced As it v. N earned that it would be impossible o shoot certain inside scenes in the Borough. The new scenario chosen a titled a a there a a Long Lane that Las no turning a and is a Story Replete with the various emotions that vi11 give the Young Star every Ospur Unity to Shine As a future motion it picture actress. The second feminine role will be issued by Aliss Elsie Carp who ran second to miss Breslin in tin contest. The vote secured by this a Oung lady 14.820, showed that her friends Are legion and that they were Busy in her behalf. Alice Yates Alary Fine Mary Alad Ien Sadie Linn and Edith Seal Ai of take the part of shop girls and Aile ladies in the filming of the Lario and two of the male role will be assumed by Frank Phipps and Charles Rathke. Promptly at ten of clock monday morning the local cast Are to in it at the Forrest theatre for their final instructions and from there headed by the Calinoiu Man and director they will Start for the location of their first scene. It is expected that t number of the townsfolk will turn it it to watch the action of the picture As the taking of a a a movies will be quite a Novelty to Bristol. The finished product which will be two full reels will be shown on the screen at the Forrest theatre on january 10th Ami 11th, and then the friends of the new Star and the supernumerary is who will Assi t in building up the Story to be told will have an Opportunity of seeing just How Well their favourites on it he screen. Miss Winte it Stein. Mis Breslin miss Carp Ami the other Ronie Siant who received the support of their friends wish to thank them through the medium of this paper. Keatings celebrate Edward s birthday or. And mrs. Edward m. Keating of 918 Radcliffe Street made a Joy Ous time for their son Edward m for his 8th birthday which occurred on the 26th, but was Celt Bra Ted on the 28th. Games were played from 2 to 5. Refreshments were served and the birthday Cak it with it. Candles of course attracted in a it Tention of tin guests which included Anna Sweeney Katharis 8we� no y. Margaret Roche. Helen Keating. It Langhorne Mary Lynn. Joseph Donahue Thomas Donahue Jose 1 Ryan Vincent Ryan Allen Bartlett Paul Keating. Florence Keating. Ford Donahue. Alice Keating Eleanor Keating. And Bristol Council k. Of c. Have basketball team 906 Knight organized a promises to the Cage they will stage their first game january ird in the theatre in Wood Street Bristol Council no. Of Columbus have basketball team that make quite a record in Arena Public Bristol against another local ugg Reg Rota known As the Bristol basketball club. This revival of a sport dining recent year almost obsolete Here will recall to Tye memory of Many using Here the years ago when this town 1/ui not Only the fastest basketball team in Ihu Sta but often won in their conies wit inc Best teams of Camden and new York City

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