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Bristol Bucks County Independent (Newspaper) - September 23, 1921, Bristol, Pennsylvania
The Independent unfettered by party unbiased by Reed. Unwed by Power a bribed by greed. Jill to that to a a Nail 1npl1ls Ouk aim As we grow in business volume we Are striving to increase our influence for the advancement and betterment of this Community. Vol 2�?no. 12. Bristol. A. Friday. September 23. 1921. Five cents the copy empty a Grundy beaten 20 votes own second Ward Smoyer Short 7 votes death blow to Bossis and Grund ism people Abe How aroused they will Rule with no organization with no help excepting this newspaper John Smoyer almost w ins Council manic fight against a the Jangy great moral Victory for clean minded citizens result proves conclusively that with citizens properly enrolled by neglectful assessors organization would have been swamped Grundy fails to carry his own. Result of Council manic fight in second Ward Hardy rests leadership from Boss doubt up to counting the last Twenty votes who thin i Pattie never in his years of dominance of local politics has a Joe Grundy received such a slap in his political face As was administered to him tuesday by the voters of his own the second Ward. Quot smiling and a handshaking Joe a was at the Polis from Early morning until they closed using every method at his political command to hold Ilia Power and yet when the votes were counted his candidate Squire Kraft was Twenty votes behind John Hardy who made his Campaign alone and unaided excepting by the support of this paper. The Grundy forces headed by the smiling one himself presented a Strong front the a a Bossy was backed up by chief of police a Jim Quot sack mile and county detect Ive Bussu both residents of the second and yet with these and scores of other workers and innumerable automobiles that were kit Busy All Day Long he the a a Bossy just think of it came oui on the Short end of the stick by Twenty votes. Election Day Aud primary Day Are the two Days Iii the year that a a Joe Grundy is smiling and kind to everyone everyone in Bristol with one exception and that exception is the editor of this paper who seems to have been put at the very head of the Grundy Black list because we neither fear nor respect his Power yes everyone else gets the glad hand on these two Days and there Are still a number of soft minded fools Are influenced by it hut that number of imbeciles is greatly Send this year was proven by manner votes were cast on tuesday. Strange that the a suave one a should so far forget his usual course of procedure As to ignore a poor struggling newspaper Man who happens to differ with him in his political opinion. Guess there is Only about one other Man in the state who is disliked by the Quot Bossy As thoroughly and sincerely As this editor and that Man is state chairman Crown or. Grundy does not like Crow and having been forced to eat Crow on two separate occasions Outing the past year he now has an Abhorrence for the name. As for the editor he glories in being thoroughly hated it is an Honor editors always seek. Grundy s candidate Gus. Catlike seeking the renomination for Council in the second Ward had a severe scare thrown into ii is bosom by the unexpected strength developed by w. H. Townend who entered the lists an a free Lance Republican even with the Quot mighty one directing the Campaign Townend succeeded in taking away from hint fifty one votes and will Force the new candidate in the held led the ticket. The personal forces of Squire Kraft aided by every cog of the powerful Grundy machine were As Busy As bees All Day Long As the a Squire a Early in the Campaign saw the popular Public trend not against him As a Man nor even against him personally As a candidate hut against hint because he was an organization candidate of Squire Kraft had not been endorsed by the Grundy machine lie would not have had opposition but the people Are sick and tired of Grund ism and for this reason a great Deal of opposition to the Squire was developed. If it had not been for the staunch friends the Squire has in the first Ward Strong personal friends who would not be influenced even by the onus of his being a Grundy candidate lie would have gone Down to defeat. If his friends scores of whom voted for Smoyer. Had not stuck to Kraft All the Grundy horses and All the Grundy men could not have saved him. Squire Kraft was not strength cued by tile support of Grundy rather was he weakened by it. If those who voted for John Smoyer had voted for Hardy the latter would have been nominated on the Republican ticket for tax collector. The italians of Aristid certainly did their share to administer the severe set Back to the gang that was their portion on tuesday. In the fifth Ward and in the second they kept their word and voted openly and flatly against a Boss Rule. Tine there were a number of them paid wages to work at and around the polls but it is doubtful if even these men delivered their own votes to the organization. Not until the last Twenty votes were counted in the first Ward was the result of the most hotly contested primary fight in the history of Bristol Borough known to the ruler of the town and his lieutenants. John f. Smoyer the one Man on the ticket not supported by the organization carried a slight Lead up to the very last minute and it was Long after twelve o clock that Joseph u. Grundy seated Iii state Iii the office of his newspaper Quot the daily excuse a was informed by one of his Sala Aming satellites that Victory. Although a very slight one rested on the Imperial Banner of the organization. And the Boss of Bristol breathed a sigh of Relief hut none of exultation for the results of the Days Viattie were anything but Gratifying to him. Smoyer the dark horse the Man that the entire Energy of the first Ward machine was directed against to defeat had almost succeeded in accomplishing the heretofore impossible feat of Ileal lug tile organization in their stronghold and this despite the fact that those enrolled were All thought to he dyed in the wind organization electors. Quot we will beat Smoyer live to one a was heard when the polls opened in the morning. Quot if Smoyer gets forty rotes he will he a Lucky this and Many other expressions of Assurance of their Victory shows just How sure tile gang were that they could sweep the first Ward being certain in their own mind that there was nary a person registered who won i ii not vote As directed they were a much w Iser crowd next morning. And they Are not quite in cocky., As they know that the result of tuesdays vote will mean the overthrow of Grund ism in Bristol and that on another occasion their assessors will he forced to live up to the Law and see that enrolment Blanks Are left at the Homes of tile electors because this paper will make certain of that. The primary result and the candidates nominated on the Republican ticket is not an expression of the majority of the Republican voters of this Borough it is the voice of a practically packed convention that has spoken and even that supposedly Safe convention was almost overthrown by a Man who had nothing behind him to help his Campaign but his reputation and this newspaper. What would have been the results if John Smoyer had had an organization out working for him. As the members of the gang worked against him is rather a hard matter to decide. He has thrown a scare into the ranks of the Grundy ites that May mean that the Boss himself will give up politics. John while he was beaten by seven votes is still a candidate for election and his name will appear on the ballot on election Day. Unless he orders it stricken off for John received the highest number of democratic votes cast in the Ward and is the Choice of this party As announced by their ballots for this office. In speaking of his near Victory. John first wishes to have this paper convey his thanks to those who in spite of the efforts of a Uncle Peter Minster and others to Bury him under a landslide still stood nobly id their promises and added their votes to his total. Ile received one Hundred and forty one votes and the High Man on the ticket Louis Girton received Only one Hundred fifty two Arthur Fine received 118. Or seven More than John and just i sufficient to win out. Fine cannot feel very proud of his Victory for it certainly indicates that he was carried through by Force of the strength of the Campaign that was made for him and that his election was in no Wise the popular Choice of the electors of the Ward. He who Lins been in Council for a number of years ran four votes be Lind lot Girton who is entering the political Field for the first time. Front eight of clock yesterday morning until the polls closed tuesday night every available worker in the first Ward was kept on the Job a they were lined up a company Strong and the front they presented made it look rather dubious for Smoyer. John in his quiet and unassuming Way was on the Job every minute and did not miss a trick i that w As played. To Start the Day properly Accord ing to the idea of Quot Uncle Pete a George Horn was seated right at the i Entrance of the trades Hall w Ith a handful of marked ballots to hand out for his Mentor Quot Uncle Peter a John objected strenuously to Georg performing this linty within on Hundred feet of the polling plan but George remained even after Squire Kraft had stated that the Law i forbid his doing so. Judge of election Mooney seem.1 to have been rather favourable to the gang candidates As against Smoyer for when John challenged two votes of a Man and wife who Are living temporarily on Radcliffe Street with the Mother of the Young lady Mooney stated that he knew they lived where they stated and that was All there was to it. Their vote would go. The facts in the Case Are that this couple have lately returned from the new England states where the Man was employed for a year or More and for More than a year previous they had lived in new Brunswick. N. J. Their close Friendship for the son of Uncle Pete. Was an Assurance that they would vote right so their votes were allowed to he cast yet there were other votes of citizens who have been tax payers for years that were not allowed. Even Smoyer himself was refused the privilege of voting in cause in 1012 he w As enrolled in the Washington party the Washington party has Long been out of existence its members hiding gone Hack to the ranks of the Republican party yet John was refused the right to cast a vote for himself. Walter be Edom another life Long Republican except for his Entrance into Tho tanks of the Washington Parry was also refused a vote. Or. Leedom during his residence in the third Ward has voted each year at the Republican primary hut officers in the first ruled that or. Leedom was still enrolled As a member of the Washington party. Rather a bitter Pill to Swallow for a taxpayer who has always voted in this Borough to be denied a privilege granted a Man who has been out of the state close onto five years or even More and who never resided in the state of or a year at the most. If you Are not a member of the gang you Are in hard Luck with the officials but the gang have Little or nothing to be proud of in the Victory they bought at such a sacrifice of principle and by defying the Law through the action of their assessors. The women of Tho town Are aroused Over sin oyers defeat and it is expected that a delegation will Call upon him. And importune him to make the run on the democratic ticket in order to give them an Opportunity. Those who were denied their vote owing to not being enrolled to administer a rebuke to a the gang claiming that Bristol has been misrule Long enough by a one Man Power. Mor Al Mont leave wine in the Yard on saturday evening residents of Spruce Street were alarmed when a Rumor became current that prohibit daily a dying plea for Public support humane societies Public meeting held oct. 8th Tion off Reis had rising thai neigh manager tells advertiser either in boyhood and made a raid on Home dependent or daily must get made w Ine stored in the rear o Henry Marge tums residence. Upon investigation later it was Learned ten Gallons of the homemade stuff had been placed in the Yard to undergo a chemical change when Young men of the neighbourhood confiscated the liquid and were later found enjoying the wine which was yet in a sour state of Ferni Enta tation. However As part of it was handed Over to the owner the Case was dropped. Langhorne women trim or. Grundy women a voters league Send Down to defeat two of Bosses candidates cloak and suit factory starts Here the in Mohorne Branch of the league of women voters is jubilant Over the nomination of mrs. Ray Varion for shod i Hoard because they believe the Victory Means the beginning of a Strong attack on Grund ism in educational affairs in the Borough. Two women backed by the Grundy interests for the school Hoard nomination were overwhelmingly Defeated. Mrs. William k. Heeder the leagues second candidate for the child Hoard lost the nomination by the narrow margin of eight votes to Wilmer Black a former member of the Hoard. The two Defeated Wom a candidates backed by the g undies were mrs. Janette Leedom and mrs. Arthur Townsend. Mrs. William c. Perkins chairman of the Branch of the league. Id last night Quot the result of the election is Gratifying because it shows the majority of voters la Langhorne Are Wake to the need for improvement in educational matters. At the next election when vacancies on the Hoard Wcur we will Endeavor to nominate additional candidates. The presence f one woman on the Board will. I believe greatly improve 40 hours Devotion at Saint Marks out of Field the first admission of business defeat from the staff of the Quot daily excuse a came this week when the manager of Grundy so Little daily a in pleading with a customer not to withdraw his advertisement said a there is not enough business town for this paper and for the dependent either one of these papers must get out of the hard Luck or. Manager guess that admission of yours Means that you will have to look for another Job for the Independent is Here to stay and with the overwhelming support it has received from the advertisers of this District it is self evident that this is the paper that brings results. Never has a More plaintive plea been made for support than the pita presented by this director of the daily who with a quivering voice and with tears Welling tip in his eyes implored the advertiser who had ordered his business killed to continue. As a result of this heart touching Appeal the advertiser in question agreed to allow his and to remain in the columns of the Dally for the balance of the month. The and in question is Only one Inch in size so the condition of affairs in tile office of the gaily must be indeed desperate. Wonder if or. Manager imagines that a threat to discontinue publishing the daily would cause business to flood their office if he did he is sadly mistaken for his funny Little paper is looked upon As a monumental joke Iii this Community and Quot Uncle Joe might just As Well save Money for himself and Stop publishing it. No Hill in Quot Geo Public meeting of Bucks county Federated humane societies will be held at George school on october 8th, at 2 30 of clock. A varied and most interesting program is arranged for the occasion. Or. Richard Craven National Field organizer will talk on a animals Iii peace and War a Given with Many Fine lantern slides. Chorus by Public school children solos by or and mrs. Touson of Philadelphia talk on a what is a Jack London club and what does it president mrs. John g. H. Led Voith mrs. E. W. Tyron and mrs. Ii. Cliff will add to the value of the meeting. A Are cordially invited to attend. Tenants must move says latest order no Hope now that heat will furnished to Tow site tenants be Washington wants to sign ted Roper ceremonies inaugurated with Celebration of mass at eleven of clock it will doubtless he of interest to the people of Bristol to learn that another Industry has started Iii this town giving employment to 25 people. This factory is located on Lincoln Avenue and manufactures suits and cloaks which will Likely he the forerunner of a much larger Industry in this Vicinity. In St. Marks Church on sunday morning. Forty hours Devotion will begin with the Celebration of mass at la of clock. Proceeding the Masa a procession of the school children will be held. And an augmented choir will Render the music during Hie services. Rev. Father o Hara will officiate and preach at foe opening of the spiritual feast of this most impressive Celebration in the Church calender. I he ceremonies will he concluded tuesday evening with Benediction of the blessed sacrament and a Serm ii by father of Hara. Bristol Council k of c. Final season s Outing his appreciation Bristol Penna. Sept. 22, 11 21. Or. E. Jwarren editor Bucks county Independent Bristol Penna. Dear editor a i desire to extend to you and through your paper to the voters of Bristol my thanks and appreciation for the support Given me Iii the Campaign for the nomination for tax collector. The Good work done by you and your paper in the Campaign was estimable and i feel that the result in View of the fact that Many of my friends were not enrolled and consequently unable to vote proves conclusively that the younger element demands a change in the political affairs of the town. I therefore feel highly lion1 ored by the vote i received giving to your paper for at least one half of it and take encouragement in the fact that Bristol has better Days Iii store for her politically. Again thanking you. T am very sincerely yours Joi in in Hardy. Bristol Council no. 06. K. Of a. Will hold the final summer Outing for their members on sunday september 25th, at Weyerts farm. The main athletic event will be the baseball game Between John l. Sullivan a unbeatable a and a a tick Kerry a invincible. The regular tug of War running jumping and miscellaneous struggles Between the local Pitcher Likely to be signed by Clark Griffith great Chance for ted impressions As a Ball player made three years ago in Atlanta ga., by ted Roper of Bristol while pitching against the Washington team Iii a practice game Iii the Southern City have developed into a letter of inquiry this week from Clark Griffith. Manager of the senators to ted now a resident of Maple beat a asking hint if he is still playing baseball. Ted of course replied immediately. As part of Hie letter requested and is now awaiting ail answer making an appointment with Griffith with the prospects of a tryout for ted. With Washington next Spring. Tho game in which ted made such a Good showing As a player was while he was encamped with the 108th Field artillery at Atlanta ga., during the world War and a picked nine from the regiment tried conclusions with the washingtonian. Who were doing their Early Spring practice work near the Camp. Although ted has made a wonderful record As a Pitcher with Amateur team. During the past few years it May be possible he will be assigned to some Field position when he enters such fast company As the american league team yet his friends in Bristol and Vicinity believe he will make Good. Dangerous pavements menace to citizens married Mon and the single men will take place. The rats will be taken care of and i dispensed by John Sullivan Edward i Mcllvain. Joint Rafferty and Leonard i ferry. Cars will leave the k. Of c. Rooms from eleven o clock until twelve sunday morning. Naturally with j big time Iii View the committee expects every member of the Council i to be present. J rally Day exercises at is Baptist Church i he rally Day exercises of. The sunday school of the first Baptist Church will be yield at 2 p. In. On sunday september 2nd. Offered for attendance Dren s Day to rally Day and Given by the social Circle will he awarded to the following Vera Donnell. William Williams. Bertha Williams k red Morgan Marie Watson Ethel Bailey. Helm Albright. Wayne Milnor Elizabeth Koch. Beatrice Williams and mrs. M. Barton. The superintendents prize Star class will he awarded we. Donnell. The prizes in meat will be Dyer Evelyn Masson a Albert the primary Given to Campbell if the owner of a property allows a part of tile pavement in front of his property to be in a dangerous condition to pedestrians Borough officials under whose jurisdiction these mat tors come ought to take step. Immediately to have such places properly safeguarded. This suggestion 1s warranted by a Case of recent occurrence on. Mill Street. Or. Harry r. A Hughes of 620 Bath Street visited his Brothel j Quot Bort Hughes on thursday evening last at the garage of Charles ii. Parker 310 Mill Street. As he walked towards the office door he stepped upon a Small Marble slab. Which unknown to him covered a Coal Shute in the pavement. The covering had no fastening and tilted a he stepped upon it. And he shot the prizes through the opening like the Coal it from Chil was made to receive. When or. Hughes was extracted from i a Nom for table position it was found he had received several severe lacerations on both limbs which have since caused those member to swell to almost twice their Normal size and confined him to his Home. This property is Only rented by or. Parker the owner occupying fhe upper part of the building and he is responsible for the use condition of the pavement in front of his building. For the to mrs. Depart i 11 red Frances at last the original order of. Quot no heat for Harriman tenants Quot issued several months ago has been confirmed and tenants whose houses Are equipped with Heaters have during the past week been putting in a Supply of Coal. The older from the emergency Fleet that householders in the upper part of the Tow site must vacate september 30, is still in Force and while a number of them have moved to dwellings in the lower end of town yet there is not enough vacancies to accommodate half of those who have been notified to vacate. Iii the Block on Farragut Avenue where business houses Are located a Supply of Coal was put in this week to furnish heat to the occupants of that Section from a heating Plant located at the Southern end of the Block. Despite the fact 3odd tons of Coal owned by the shipping Board is still piled up near the Central heating Plant of the Tow site the edict issued by the emergency Fleet seems a rather arbitrary one in the face of Facto that cannot be gainsaid that tenants paid the same rate of rent during the summer months they Are charged during the Winter with an understanding according to their lease Lieut would be furnished which would Iii a measure reduce the aggregate Cost of each tenant occupying these houses the whole year through. Uncle Peter seems to be in hiding keeping off the Street since tuesdays near beating failed in his boasts bring Friend wife Home before Dawn if you done to the policeman May make naughty remarks about you yes sir Uncle Peter Minster he who has haunted the principal thoroughfares of Bristol for weeks past has certainly made himself scarce since tuesday the old gentleman must have taken to heart me rebuke administered to himself and candidates at the primary and As a consequence must hate to show himself fearing the Good natured banter of his friends. Failure to make Good his boast that Smoyer would be Defeated four to one and that Hardy would be snowed under at least three to one must be preying on the poor Fellows mind. It is the Earnest wish of the editor of this paper that no serious results develop from the consequences of the vote cast. Poor old gentleman a he fought to the last and kept up a front of Confidence when lie knew Down in his heart that his leadership was hanging in the balance. As late As monday of this week he was ambling around the Ward ringing door Bells and pleading with those enrolled to remain Leal and True to the gang. The writer caught him trying to gain Entrance to the Home of or. Blitstein and out of pity informed the Quot old master a that the or. Would not be Home from Philadelphia until evening a then i can to get my tooth pulled a was the Quick response of Quot foxy the thought entered the mind of the writer that possibly Teeth might be lifted out instead of being pulled but then respecting the Grey hairs of the speaker the retort was withheld. Minster a Uncle Peter so Quot Joy failed to make Good to come Down to the i office tuesday evening this office when snowed under poor Elwood Hope and his threat dependent and serenade Smoyer Wail it must least for be embarrassing to say the a Man to by told that it does not look Well for him to he out with his wife until four of clock in the morning. It must be More embarrassing to be told that he does not live in his own Home particularly when he is told that by a policeman. This happened to a Young Bristol business Man one morning Early last week. This gentleman had just driven up from Atlantic City and pulled up in front of his Home shortly before 4 a. In. He was Bolding goodbye to the Friend who owned the car when a police officer accosted him and asked him what he was doing that hour of the morning thinking the Bluecoat was kidding him he answered Jock Larlyn Quot in a just about to blow up the town a the officer did not know him although it seems As if he should have neither was he joking for he walked around the car and stated that he thought he had somewhere before this in Bristol every Day evening seems As if he have known it. The owner of the car by this time became peeved at the prying policeman and his methods and stated sharply that the Young business Man in question lived Iii the House at hand and that he and his wife Hadj just returned from the Shore in the car. Quot of no he done to Collie Back the Sleuth i know who lives in that House the mentioning i the name of the girls Mother. Quot of course she does a stated the car owner a and this is her daughter. The Copper was not quite satisfied and he walked away muttering to himself. That it did not look very Good for a Man to be out with his own wife that late in the morning. Then said Copper went and hid behind a tree to see whether the party were moshing him or not he May be be Hind the tree yet As far As the parties concerned in the joke know. But that fact does not keep Friend husband s friends from kidding him about Quot being out with his wife too misguided youth he had no time to serenade anyone on that evening As he was kept Busy Rushing Back Ann Forth from trades Hall carrying the Progress of the count of the vote in the first to a Uncle Joe a enthroned and receiving returns at his newspaper office on the Beaver dam Road. Going Back to a Uncle Pete a wonder if he remembers making Tho boast last week that a the could make up a slate in the first and leave his canvass of voters until the last week of the Campaign and still win by a City seems from the returns that he was most fortunate to have his outfit squeeze through this year and sad to relate they Are not out of the Woods yet. The interest in the primary was so great in the second Ami fifth Ward w Here John Hardy carried the Day that from Early evening until Long after Midnight when the results were officially announced More than two Hundred Persona travelled Between the polling Booths following the course of the vote. Never before even in a hotly contested presidential Campaign has the interest displayed been As great. St. Ann s Church scene of pretty wedding seen the car same car is and every a also should a pretty wedding occurred in St. Annas italian Church last wednes Day at 2 p. M. The contracting parties were miss Julia pipe daughter of mrs. Anna pipe of 214 Jefferson Avenue and or. Louis Angelo of Florence n. J. Rile ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father hold. The Bride was attended by miss be la Sarafino and a Niece. Miss Jennie Julian was train bearer. The Groom i was attended by Frank Why no. The Bride was dressed Iii White Satin draped with White Georgette crepe beaded in White and carried a Shower bouquet of White roses. Tho brides maid was dressed in Pink Satin and Over dress of Maline beaded Iii White and carried a Shower bouquet of Pink roses. The train bearer wore Pink and Over dress of Maline White Bead trimming. About five Hundred relatives and friends were invited to the reception which was held in Trail is Hall from 4 p. M. Until 11.30 p. M. The musicians were from Philadelphia. Immediately after the ceremony at the Church the bridal party went to the photographers. The presents received by the Bride were costly and numerous. The pair will make their future Home with the Bride s Mother at 214 Jefferson Avenue. Friends Dine ladies about to visit Bermuda on september 18th, a dinner was Given for miss Claudia Magill of Swain Street and miss Bess Moor of Tacony. Covers were Laid for eight. These Young ladies Are planning soon to spend at least two weeks in the bermudas. Morgan. Raymond Nevegold and Ernest Helling mrs. Fred Wink of Eddington seriously ill at her Home. Is mrs. Robert Miller of Edgely entertained the sewing Circle yesterday afternoon at her Home. John Hardy is to be congratulated on the Strong fight lie put up and particularly on die fact that he beat Grundy in his own Ward. Hardy is now the Ward Leader
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