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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - July 31, 1925, Bristol, Pennsylvania Boy the Independent at Bristol news Agency 245 Miu Street and at p. It. R. Station Harry Straus Miu Street Opp. The Forrest Charles Hillenbrand Cor. Garden and Beaver streets the Independent has a Iaeger prepaid circulation than any two papers in lower Bucks vol. 6 a no. . A. Friday. July 31. 1925. Five cents the copy j. Byron Johnson and Harry f. Burbank Candida Tes for Council in sixth Ward their Many friends prevail upon them to seek Republican nominations at the fall primaries these men Are popular respecter and free thinking citizens a ii n i local ministers taking vacations Mont of the ministers of the town Start tilt week on their vacations. Rev. Henry Stuart Paynter Aud family left on wednesday to preach at j Bai Harbor Maine for tile retd of the Mummer. Rev. Howard l. Zepp and family. Leave tomorrow to spend the weekend Iii Ashton Mills and from there to go to Wildwood for the month of August it is announced today that the free thinking voters of the sixth Ward have selected two men to stand for nomination As councilmen from that Ward. Tile two candidate Are j. Byron Johnson Aud Harry f. Burbank they represent the prevailing thought that it is time to break the grip that tin organization has had on Tjie sixth since its annexation with the Borough. Or. Johnson and or. Burbank Are highly regarded by the sixth Ward residents both in private and civic life. Or. Johnson came to Ltd Bristol As a mechanical Engineer with tin Standard cast Iron pipe foundry company. Ii is Secretary of the fathers association and was one of Hie organizers of that organization. He is Secretary and assistant treasurer of the Harriman Lawn fete committee and has always been Active in All Public Hospital affaire. Or. Johnson was also one of tin organizers of the sixth Ward civic club. Or. Burbank is one of the younger men of the sixth Ward. He like >11 Johnson is always Active in matters pertaining to the betterment of his Ward. I Lias an enviable a record. He is a charter Menthe and adjutant of Hie local Post of the american legion. The sixth Ward voters Are to by congratulated Iii making selections by tiles two men us Standard bearers for the people of that Ward who dear to break the shackles of by Isis in. Anti family left yesterday for a stay of one month at the Camp at Corinth. N. V. And which Rev. Hartman established. Crowds attend funeral of Accident victim accidental shooting causes death of 16 year old boy entire Community mourns loss funeral i 16-year-old last Friday shot wound or vices for Jess Wilton boy scout who died As the result of a Anniv Ere held tuesday 111 fire considerably big Southern drama damages property at Forrest theatre Quick response of firemen averts serious Blaze e k Lincoln Star in a the right of the strongest on screen tonight fire of unknown origin did considerable damage to the Botts and furnishings it George Sherwood 212 Cedar Street yesterday afternoon. Starting in the cellar the Flamer quickly ate their Way tip tile Ceil a i Way into the dining room completely Des j on. Nit the furnishings Iii that room. The Woodwork in the Kitchen was considerably scorched Aud list Ere by the intense heat. A door being shut Between the dining and living room prevented the flames ii it get Ting into the latter. The Quick response of the firemen to an alarm sounded from Box 14 prevented the flames from getting into adjoining propel lies. The loss estimated at about $1000.00 is partly covered by insure u it. T tie a. Large tract to be sold at auction tomorrow i t a la a Ilia sus Mioi Rev Enloe. H. Booked another shown at the fort night and tomorrow. Mad from the Story Nimmo Greene. A the s longest starring k dealt with the Bania who Are a Ira liger.-. So Young Engineer Ley to a secret of the squat Lei a in at once. Marshall win Valley As part Jeu. In to it and y Elizabeth Lier. Hit ii ated by the a to Marshall his plans the Lull Bilio Are Kiel strangers As manager Lynn has great picture to be t theatre to the film a. By Francis right of the k. Lincoln Hill Bulies of Ala always suspicious Olav he n j of n m a Yrsha to built Val Mission the hostility a Dweller there was a get Hie or pro m t 300 lots to offered to Public Tomor re fully improved Antic sales oed in Bristol of when the West Bristol to the people at pub one of the i lost building lots Ever j will take place ton entire tract known will be off lie auction. The tract has been developed and Laid out into 300 business and retd Deuce Ait 3 with water electric Light. And in in walks. These lot walk of a great heave is Iii dose school which w minutes Ahon and Bor Ler i property Public coupled with at Huff Daland Active prod tic Are within a the Railroad Many of thei treet. The proximity to is now being built. The Sale of these lot the announcement company will Start Hon on aeroplanes next week offer a Chance to acquire a Home site or an investment with unexcelled possibilities. R the Sal Are 20 Pel of Purchase together r lot As auctioneer it. Of Purchase Price deed and the Bairnie it is trying t of a big p. Falls in love with the Valley school t tent ions to her a native and when a is stolen reveal native. Led by a tray Williams Rise in Arnut an Rush to his Cabin to kill him. Marshall meanwhile has gun stick to the. City to get a fair pric for the land of the squatters which in reality does not belong to them Ile is finn in hts purpose of get Ting the land by right of the strongest for the it aka of Progress in spite of the pleas of the school teacher that her people w ill he dispossessed Wien Marshall returns the rial Ives plan to end his project. Mary Elizabeth Over hears and. In a terrific storm fights her Way to Marshall Cabin to warn him. A a babes Davis. A Mountaineer in love with the teacher goes there too and the three Are prepared when the raiding party arrives. Marshall fights until his ammunition runs out. When the raiders burst in on him to taunts a a trave William and challenges him to a personal combat. A desperate struggle Engiles. They Battle with fists Teeth and boots until each is Batter i and exhausted. There is a Sodden melodramatic happening that brings an end to this fight and an unusual Climax to the Story. Appreciation expressed by ladies1 auxiliary recent Lawn fete a Complete social and financial Success the appreciation of the ladies Kov. Ami mrs. Henry m. Hartman auxiliary of the Harriman Hospital for the donations and services of the people in this Vicinity in making the recent Lawn fete the Complete social and financial Success that it was is Well expressed Iii the following letter received from the president of the auxiliary. Mrs. Jus. Roberton. J a Independent a a when we organized the auxiliary i of the Harriman Hospital last year it was our intention to request those i Wiio had taken Active interest in the Law ii fete of that year to Incorp-1 orate our Little Assembly with the purpose of relieving those connected with the daily activities of the Hospital of the excessive care and preparation necessary for the successful i consummation of the plans for a second party. Realizing that sudden i preparedness is never conducive to a Good Success we decided to have ail occasional card party with the idea of using the proceeds for the Cost of the next Istwan fete. The kind and Ever gracious in p. O. E. Added their. Usual generosity and allowed tis the use of their auditorium. It was Fcym-1 bite of the entire history of the elks sine they first entered our midst a willing prompt encouragement of Charity. These Small card parties at once proved attractive they were As dignified As any affair i have Ever attended. There was something magnetic about them. In june we a acc mutilated nearly $400.00 so we at once started for the Lawn fete. This affair As is Well i known was the Banner attraction of its kind held in this Vicinity in Many years. We netted Over $3000 and we Are sincerely grateful to each and every one w to attended i a first had hoped to present a list of donors and donations hut we could not entertain the ideas it would fill the paper because outside of Burgess Anderson. The Farmers National Bank an the Bristol Trust co., All Lona Lions were very Small and usually what Cash we did receive was intended for the grand donation of gifts such As the the dolls Etc. The attendance at the i i w ii fete was As typically cos-1 neopolitan As an affair of its kind could possibly in. There w As no Dis j order although chief Mcgucklin had a his men ready it preserve order in such a crowd. For those who played cards there was ample room and sufficient tables on the Large and spacious Lawn. For those who cared to dance we had Ani especially constructed floor and a go Al orchestra. For those who cared for the carnival spirit we a All sorts of attractions the balloon Man the funny hats the canes the Ball games the running races ten his matches fancy table cake Sale the Oriental Fortune tellers they were Good everything that served to entertain the thousands who came and passed. Those who attended will never forget the night of the or ased pig race. Nor. Will they soon forget beamed. The Little still dog in his Small Cage wondering who to a Morrow a Sunrise would declare his new master. It was a wonderful Success for a cause we consider worthy. We can j assure everyone who has contributed their Trust will not he Traduce. We have a Fine Hospital for a Community of its size Standard equipment Anc j willing helpers and we feel Content we shall not have worked in vain. A saints Chapel Andalusia. Interment Vas made at the Cedar Hill cemetery. Virtually the entire town of Andalusia was present at the funeral service. The resilient chose this Way of expressing their sympathy and sorrow for the passing of a lad that was admired and beloved where he lived. Particularly sad w As the sight of j ills Claes mates who acted As pall bearers. Others too appeared to fed the loss keenly. All the residents depicted the Accident which Cost the youth his life Jonse died from wounds received Quot last Friday afternoon while playing with friends along the to Messing Cie a the lad Poe saused a .22 calibre rift. While the others Hay were swimming he accidentally shot himself. A few minutes aft a he walked from the spot where the boys were swimming they heard his voice calling for kelp. A a Bobbie fleas a chum responded an found him walking slowly through the Woods. By of touring from a gunshot wound in his a k. Presa ran Tor help and then the injured lad was removed to he Home. Although medical Aid was in attendance a of a w minutes later it of no Avail. The lad died a j he was brought w As Bort inn aft a Home. Jess was the Eon of or. And or. Lev 5 Wilson and the of or and mrs. Richardson of Andalusia. He was to have entered the Cornwells High school this fall. Moonlight excursion next monday night plans completed for trip Large crowds expected boat leaves 7 o clock til terms it cent at time with $10.00 i fees 10 per on delivery of in instalment urge farm sold in township near Croydon kits the urn amp Blanche report Sale of Negus farm Iid acres in tract he real estate firm of East Burn Blanche announce today the of til Negus farm Iii Bristol rna Bip near Croydon. His farm include a tract of 110 a bordering in the Bristol Pike Newport v Hie Road my is one of most valuable pieces of farm i Iii this Vicinity. It has been 11 by the Negus family Foi it a half Century and was sold the heirs to Settle the estate. A he new owners the messes. Faw of Philadelphia expect to devel the tract As a residential Section. A Purchase Price was not disclose Bucks county federation of women s clubs mrs. George g. Bennett of Yardley pa., president of tin Bucks county federation of women s clubs has appointed the following chairmen of their respective commit to so depart in it of education Mica Martha a new Alkides. Warrington chairman Home economics. In Ernest Harvey Langhorne. A. Education mrs. Samuel Faxon lumber vile. A. Music mrs. Char Willi. Newtown a. Arf a die a i Van Sant. Newtown. A. Junior Section or. Irvin James Doylestown a. Department of Public welfare mrs George i Iff. Langhorne chairman americanization mrs. Adolf Berg Doylestown. A. Cyhun Unity service mrs Walter rank. Southampton. A. In Aith and Hygiene mrs. Charles Ort Quakertown. A child welfare. Mrs. Win. Mak Linen Yardley a. A department political service. Or. Benjamin her son Holicong chairman legislation. Or. Helen own null. Richboro. A citizenship mrs. Hugh East Burn. Bristol a. Press chairman. Mix Caleb Cope. Woodside. A. Down the River on a Moonlight. That is the alluring temptation which is being presented to the resident of Bristol by the Robert w. Bracken Post no. 382, american a Gion. The time Angust 3. Tile place Bristol wharf. The scenery tile most Beautiful River in the world ask silly Bristol Ian. Planned for weeks by the vets the Moonlight is destined to be one of tit most successful eve eats of its kind in the history of Moonlight a that is to by modern Moonlight. Nothing in the world could rival the Moonlight that was Given in and about 1880. Nevertheless the Legionnaire Are Bear for pleasure. They also can plan with a keen Eye. Recent events have attest ii to that effect. There w ill in dancing on the Wilson Lim Steamer a City of Chester on this Moonlight. As much a Lancing As the soul demand. The music win he delightful As music generally is when played of Moonlit water. The trip will extend Down to league Island and then Bristol. And it is on the my River in the world. What could he sweeter a review of the tax question the sympathy seekers Are still at work in a vain Endeavor to a cover up by a Mist of tears and childish Appeal for sympathy. Instead of facing. Like men the facts we have presented they have evaded the Issue even refusing to attend a Public meeting of interested citizens and meet them face to face. Instead of doing the Manly thing which would have Likely cleared up misunderstandings Etc., they launched Forth into a despicable Campaign of ind slinging which even disgusted staunch a a organization followers. Realizing their Campaign of abuse and slander was doing them More harm than god they began the ridiculous Effort of trying to make the Public believe we were the guilty ones and they were the abused. Anyone who has read the editorials in the Independent knows that we have not been guilty of the crimes we Are charged with by Burgess Anderson and others in High pounding terms. What we have done because of which we Are called All sorts of name is to reveal to the people of Bristol the bold attempt of the a a organization to squeeze from them an enormous and unreasonable amount of Money in taxes. In doing this we have quoted the a a organization so own statements As printed in its mouthpiece the Bristol courier and have presented the record As they were in the office of the county commissioners in Doylestown. All our quotations can be verified by our readers anti others by examining the fibs of the daily courier at the courier office. All our St ate men s of assessment can be verified by examining the records of the county commissioners at Doylestown. Typographical errors May have crept into our figures. As is Only natural but errors have never be a printed intentionally and we have always corrected errors when called to our attention even when by or. Grundy himself As our readers will recall. If the publication of the couriers own statements regarding the reports of the citizens committee and the doings of Council is slander and abuse then Vav cannot help it. We cannot do otherwise than print the facts in the Case and How Well we have succeeded Iii doing this is evidenced by the Way in which the a a organization henchmen have squealed squirmed and wept because of it. The truth is what hurts and especially the truth As revealed by their own statements. According to the couriers own published statements a citizens committee was appointed at tile request of Burgess Anderson to accomplish two objects fits to equalize the assessments on property within the Borough and second to obtain More Revenue to run the Borough. See speech of or. So a chairman of citizens committee As recorded in the courier of March 31st. 192 5. A sub committee called the committee on Borough expenditures studied the expenditures of the Borough for a to year period and after consultation with the Heads ? of the Borough departments reported that an income of $$0,000 was absolutely needed to run the Borough in such a Way that it could its own Way and n4 depend on a a Doles or see courier of november 25th, 1924 these needs of the Borough were logically the starting Point and had Tobe done first hence their report was finished in May 1924. Then in order to get this $90,000 net income. Tim absolute needs of the Borough an amount equal to $105,000 had to i aimed at because remits discounts fees Etc., would have to be deducted from it. According to or. Scott an assessment of $7,000,000 by a to Mill rate would produce a $90,000 net income or $105,000�? 115,000 in remit discounts removals Etc. See courier March 31st, 1925. The valuers went about their work ? and very obligingly brought Back an assessment of $7,000,000 on which the proposed 15 Mills would produce the $90,000 net income. The citizens committee receiving the report of the valuers adopted it at a joint meeting with Conn ills finance committee held november 241b. See courier of november 25th, 1924. This plan calling for an assessment of $7,000,000 and a rate of 15 Mills was recommended to Council for adoption. Council meeting in special session on december 1st. 1924. Officially and legally adopted this report and recommendation of the citizens finance committee see courier of december 4th. 1924. In fact it was a this meeting that or. Smoyer presented his minority report calling for a More careful examination of the assessments by local men Velv it know More about Bristol real estate values than outsiders can Ever be expected to know. His minority report was not even recognized anti upon Resolution written by or. Grundy and presented by or. Ii it on. This plan was forced through Council. The a organization Bas repeatedly by letter and in the courier asserted that this pm n calling for a 15 Mill rate on $7,000,000 to produce $90,000 r. T income was never proposed. Yet till can verify our statements for themselves by examining the editions of the couriers we have referred to. Under the publicity of the Independent this a a grab was reduced from $105,000 15 Mills on $7,000,-000 to $65,450 9.35 Mills Oil $7,,. If As or. Scott said in his speech in the Community House $15,000 would be lost from the $105,000 in remits discounts be x. Etc., leaving a net income of $90,000�?then the same ratio of loss. Or one seventh would apply to the $65,450. In other words the actual income of the Borough from taxation will he this year $65,450 less remits discounts fees Etc., of $9,350 leaving a net income for til year of $56,100 to take care of the budget of $66,850 presented by the finance committee. How is the continued on Page eight local daily paper adds new feature comic Section in words headed a a editorial to appear daily mrs. James w. Roberton. President. Harriman Hospital auxiliary.1 will solicit for funds to keep Street Lichte Ute for Upkeep of Street lighting system St Back to Beautiful to a treasurer or. W. In in Fine 1 Croydon residents asked to contrib herewith submits his report on the Cash received and disbursed by him j in his official capacity. A glance at tills report will disclose that the card parties held by the auxiliary i afforded sufficient income during the drive by the United chamber o Yar to completely defray the ex-1 Commerce of Croydon to obtain the Pense of the fete with a Small stir s necessary funds for the maintenance plus left. It will also be noticed. 0f electric Light system that ii that a sum in excess of $3,000.00 now in use in that settlement Wil was cleared by the fete. This sum swing into action sunday has in tinned Over to the Heap ital that Koa of the drlv0 is $o42. I authorities. The residents of this continued on Page fix the goal of the drive is $342. Mark the sum that is a 11 yearly to the electric company for St rec j lights. Croydon is grateful of it. Electric Light system and adopt the drive Niethold of obtaining then Ces enjoy crabbing take motor trip mrs Joseph rears of 230 Jackson nary Upkeep. Siree Ami mis. Vin. Barr of 2 6� members of the United chamber i Monroe Street left Home on monday Commerce have planned to inst Lute the drive on sunday. Even urge to con order to rats e Money needed. For two years. Croydon has Heel to go by aute to visit resident of Croydon k i tribute one Dollar in relatives in a merry crabbing party went by j Alden where they will remain two Auto on wednesday to spend the Day weeks. The party will in joined on for ii in crabbing at sea Side. N. J. The j saturday Hgt my Archibald Kears. Ltd party included or. And mrs. Rich j Orand son. Archibald. Or. And or t Ani Abbott and son of Newport Road. J Harry Kinman and son. Or. And tit a my mrs. Joseph Abbott. Mina yrs. Stanley rears and family. Or. Helen Abbott. Or. And mrs. Charles j am org a by r and family. Or. Abbott of Hampstead. Long we Aru daughter j the by nth returned a Little Digap. Pointed in the amount of the Rabij a. Deiterich. Or. They brought Horn with them. William Barr and or. Joseph rears. I these will remain for a week and sub or the to the in Durn of public1 then the Bunch will All return to it Wilkinson. John Maier Otto Grupp service. The Independent. Getter. Paying for Upkeep of the electric Light service. The United chamber of Commerce with the help of til residents is determined that this service will not be eliminated fron the towns makeup. A committee compose of ii. Beck win. Batter Albert Beal. Arthut jr., will visit every resident. Fish and game Assoc. To hold Outing au6. In Many prizes offered for winners of various contests committees named at a meeting of the general com Mittee of the Bristol fish and Gam association held monday evening plans were Laid for the association annual Outing to be held saturday August 15th. At Maple Beach. J. Imps lie Kilcoyne was name. General chairman who in turn named the following sub committee Georg p. Bailey and Clarence w Winter refreshment Tho. Scott or. C. G. Clark and Franklin j Blitz Field sports Geo. Brudon Ralph Brudon Harry Davids and Ellis Ratcliff trap shooting Harry Mclaughlin. Or. C. G. Clark and Ernest Lawrence quoits. Or. Rib Coyne will have charge of the Fly cast ing contests. Several prize bar been allotted to the winners of the various contests to lie held. 6 4 Small admission will be charged which will entitle any person attending to be a contestant in a the events excepting trapshooting. A Large attendance is anticipated. The doubting Thomases Are at ii again. Through the medium Choice space 1 on the first Page of the publication j that is printed somewhere Iii the Vij tingly of the Railroad station they have clobbered and bubbled about the authenticity of certain communications. Received and printed by Tho Independent. Such tactics As used by the oppose Tion Are deplored. Not satisfied with raising a Hue and a Cly Anent Tho slanderous Campaign waged by this publication they have advanced a step further to cry Forth bitter accusations of these certain communication s. In order to clarify the situation and at the same time inform that newspaper of what if what it is first necessary to issuer a cordial in i citation to tile editors of the Bristol j courier. If they will be so kind As to visit the office of the Independent during office hours they will to gladly shown the communications the authenticity of which they have so soundly doubted. They will also notice that the letters Are signed by j prominent citizens and that they j have not by in changed one Iota. For example the publication a Over there particularly deplores and ridicules to communication in Fri Rich Squire Kraft has been the Mark of a few trite remarks. The letter periods and All. Was written by a citizen who has been a close student of 1 the political Batt waged Here. Would the editors of that publication desire to see this letter would they like to View for themselves the lines that appeared word for word in the columns of the Independent a visit to this office will prove at it once convincing and edifying. In regard to the Squire Kraft situation. In this particular instance As in hundreds of others the Bristol courier has bungled. Attempting to adopt the protective role of guardian to the Many political Hench child Ren it Lias proved an unwitting Wolf in grandmother clothing. The Independent has no pre i Judice against Squire Kraft s private life. It is not particularly concerned Over the manner in which he i conducts his financial intercut. But j it will not prevent others from expressing their opinions of that worthy gentleman. The Bristol courier in its blundering. Misguided editorial of tuesday july 2 8, has put its foot solidly through the political Glass it bemoans the fact that Squire krafts financial acquisitions Are to be hauled before the Public a Eye. But it Overlook its own actions in furthering this impression. If Squire krafts interests Are above reproach Why then should Tho courier grow so excited. Surely it does not Hope to convince the people to the effect that if Squire Kraft was j not above reproach this editorial would Clear his Good name accordingly. Then too the couriers habit of Pilling the political henchmen of or. Grundy from their various alcoves of the Borough is not clearly understood. What connection is there Between Squire krafts political record and those of tile various men that were named in this editorial what has faithfulness to the Boss got to do with faithfulness to tins people where has Squire Kraft been particularly faithful to the voters in his Long years of office one would think that Gem improvements wot id be made in the conduction of that department. It is to be greatly j doubted if such is the Case with Squire krafts office. And then Why has the courier a Lect d the names of Boron Green j Mitchell Ancker Russel b. Carty and others for eulogies of the advertisement Type ? Why did no to they i take the names of other prominent citizens and hold them up to the i Light As examples of i in splendor Why. At the same time did no to they include the names of or. Young or. I Guy and or. Wilkinson these men were faithful employees of a certain manufacturer for years up until about six months ago. It is just As an author of one of the letters published in last weeks dependent said a your daily has added a comic Only that instead of being in pictures it just rattles along in childish Lihs. What is the idea of All this personal exploitation and convulsive explosions on the parts of the couriers editors Doe it hop to Curry favor with free thinking voters by such actions does it Hope that Long winded articles comparing Squire Kraft a a political position with positions held by gang henchmen in j private life. Will enlighten the pro pm to the extent of delaying and even preventing the growing minority from swinging action what is the idea a comic Section has been added. To visit Here commercial printing of every de script Ian done bar us. Phone 26. Adv. Miss Marjorie Tatualla of Wilmington del., will arrive on saturday to spend a week with mrs. Walter Vav. Pitzonka. She will be entertained quite extensively while Here

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