The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 16, 1910, Image 1
,to,,JC'K,K''K,lt'J,K,,ox, Semi -Weekly Founded k 1908 k n Weekly Founded, 1844 J .S fc4 J J Jt .tf JX 0 0 J 67th YEAR. HOSPITAL IN RIGHT HANDS Women of Honesdaies Deeply Interested In This Long Need ed Work For Humanity, Will Organize Aid Society and Help Raise $5,000. The call for n meeting of the Honesdnle women to organize n La dles' Aid society to help raise money for the Honesdnle hospital drew 40 of them to the assembly room of the Lyric Wednesday afternoon. The meeting, which lasted 45 minutes so far as the open session went, resulted in the choice of Mrs. W. Ii. Swift for temporary president nnd Mrs. W. J. Van Kueren for tempor ary secretary. The permanent of ficers will be elected at a later meet ing a meeting when there will be no men to butt in. Mr. Fuerth, who was the long talker, did not call the meeting to order. Myron E. Simons did that. The talk of the district attorney was short and to the point. "No need," ho said, "to tell you ladies what you are here for. You know. I have little to do save in troduce Mr. Fuerth, the man who for years has been agitating and the man who has secured appropriations from the state for a hospital in Honesdale. He has formed an organ ization among the men and he sees the need of forming one among the women. In this he has taken the right tack. You have only to raise $5000 here to put with the $5000 that comes from the state. We know you -will work until you accomplish it" Then he introduced Mr. Fuerth, who got a handful. Mr. Fuerth said: Speech of Itepre&entntlvc Fuerth. It requires but a few lines to tell the story of the woman Tabitha, "which by interpretation Is called "Carcas," which have come down to us through twenty centuries, at, once as an example and inspiration. Dorcas, as was tHe lot of all, fell sick and died, and as she lay pre pared for burial in an upper cham ber in Joppa, all the widows present, brought together by their mutual bereavement, gave themselves up to weeping, and showing the coats and garments which she had made while she was with them; for we are told that "this woman was full of good works, and almsdeeds which she did." This was in the very begin ning of the Christian era, and in a town believed to have been in exist ence before the flood; noted for the port of entry for the cedar and pine used in the construction of Solo mon's temple, nnd as the seaport from which Jonah sailed on his dis astrous voyage to Tarshish; the HON'. LEOPOLD FUERTH. scene of many ancient and modern conflicts, Including its capture by Alexander the Great and Napoleon; and yet it Is better known to the reading world today, as having been the home of one charitable woman, than from any other distinction. There havo lived and died multi tudes of benevolent sisters, wives nnd mothers since the days of Faul, whoso "almsdeeds" like hera, have relieved the distress, and lightened the sorrows of tho world, thous ands of women whose names are sculptured in enduring marble and deeds enshrined In history; but, like a silver thread glinting through tho entire fabric of female philanthropic achievement, tho simple narrative or Dorcas is interwoven, and will shine with undlmmcd luster to the end of time. Solomon has been given to us as a typo of wisdom; Moses as tho em bodiment of law; Job as a marvel of patience; Samson as tho Incarnation of strength, and other DIblo char acters as Illustrations of human at tributes In their fullest perfection;, but a-half dozen lines devotod to one sacrificing, Industrious woman has furnished an example to her sisters which will lncllno their hearts to charity, their Hps to words of con solation and cheer, and their hands TlUi WEATHER for all tho ages yet to come. And It is in consideration of this fnct that you havo been invited to meet here today. Tho experience of the past affords an earnest idea of what may be expected in the future. The Soldiers' Aid society, which so efficiently anticipated and supplied the wants of the bravo boys in the Holds nnd hospitals and prisons dur ing tho great civil struggle, and which was instrumental in rearing a noble monument to the memory of those who perished that tho Union might live; the later Aid societies and Ladies' auxiliaries, and mission ary organizations and improvement associations, and the organizations for the prevention of cruelty to aul mals, are all tangible proofs of the sympathy and compassion which dominate the womanly heart, and enlist its efforts for the alleviation of suffering and misery. The hospital as a public institu tion for the relief of sick and in firm is of comparatively recent date. The Romans of ancient times maintained what was termed "Hos pltalia" but they were established for the accommodation of guests, nnd not of Invalids. Centuries later came other hospitals, not designed exclusively as places of refuge for the sick, but for the succor of all persons In distress. A famous In stitution of this kind was founded in Caesarea fifteen hundred years ago. Then came tho later so-called hospitals of Rome, the Holy Lau'd, and France, designed to meet the necessities of suffering pilgrims to the Eternal city. A thousand years ago there were twenty-four hospitals in Rome alono, and two . hundred years later brotherhoods for tho re lief of the sick pilgrims were form ed in the Holy land which increased greatly during tho Crusades. It was not until the eleventh centun', how ever, that hospitals intended for the sick alone were generally institut ed, but since that date they have been established in all civilized coun tries, and are now to be found in almost every town, while large cities contain a number of them. The general hospitals are for all kinds of invalids, excepting those infected with contagious diseases, while special hospitals are founded for the care of patients laboring un der ailments of sufficiently frequent occurrence to authorize the establish ment of exclusive Institutions for' their treatment. Even in our own county a grand structure is now In the process of erection, authorized by and built at the expense of the state, for the custody and care of those whose mental afflictions have led them to tho commission of crime for which they cannot he held mor allj, or, In tho matter of punish ment, legally responsible. The first hospital established in North America was opened In Phil adelphia on February 7, 1750. For nearly two years Benjamin Franklin and other influential men were work ing for tho establishment of such an institution. A charter was granted in May, 1751, and the first board of trustees elected in tho July following. Tho day of the opening a number of pntients were admitted, who were regularly at tended and given their medicine free. Joshua Crosby was tho first presi dent, and Benjamin Franklin the first clerk. Tho second hospital established was in Now York city in 1771. From these early beginnings there now has grown up In tho United States a voritablo forest of hospitals. Every city, town and village has Its duly appointed institutions of this char acter and the hospitals of the United States are now acknowledged tho most handsomely nnd thoroughly equipped In the world, and serve as models for European architects. Hospital Sunday is observed In the United StateB tho last Sunday In De cember nnd in England tho Sunday nearest June 15, on which days tho collections In tho churches are do- voted to the support of hospitals Tho custom has been generally adopted slnco 1873. As I have said, hospitals for tho accommodation of the sick aro now found In almost every town; but, It Is to be added that Honesdnle fur nishes ono of the notable exceptions to this rule. Our local patlentB, when accident or acute and danger ous Illness befalls them, are, it tho case is at tho outset specially ur gent, or whim death seems Imminent after a longor sloge tenderly with out doubt, but too often hopelessly subjected to tho trying and neces sadly exhausting Journey to New York or Scranton or Carbondalo for such professional aid, as, If af forded at homo in tho early stages of the trouble, would have insured (Continued on Pago Eight). Friday fair wentlicr mid modcrnto temperatures will prevail with light northerly temperatures. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1910. British. Aviator Trying For Prizes In America t - . J's WnH Photo by American Proas Association. C. Grahume-Whlto, tho dnrlng British aviator, who is in America for tho first time taking part ,ln contests of skill in the nlr, is considered tho best manager of airships In England. Before returning to London Mr. White will strive for several of the trophies to be offered at the international meet late in October on Long Island. While nt the Harvard-Boston meet tho English man was severely censured for flying too close to tho grand stand, thus cudan gerlng the lives of tho spectators, but this seemed to make no difference to him, for he continued to make dips nnd curves thnt startled ovn such experl enced bird men as the Wright brothers. White was ono of tho contestants In tho London to Manchester race which was won by Pnullian. He has been very successful with his neroplancs and seems confident that he will win the greatest part of the trophies offered at Belmont track during tho big meeting of the aviators from nil parts of tho world. ALL GET1G READY . ' BOARD OF Tag day plans are being com pleted this week. Dr. Louis B. Nielsen has the 5000 tags in hand and he has been empowered by the advertising committee of the Great er Honesdale Board of Trade, which held a meeting Wednesday night, to pick out 40 pretty girls to rake Honesdale and Texas with a line tooth comb and sell the tags to all comers. Oct. 4, tho second day of tho Wayne county fair, Is to be Tag day. The committee decided on that date some weeks ago, when tho design for a button with the words, "Greater Honesdale All Push," was adopted. The committee meeting decided the prizes for the big sellers of Tag day. Tho first prize Is to be $12, second $10, third $8, fourth $7, fifth $5 a total of $42. Dr. Nielsen does not forseo nny great difficulty In finding 40 girls to sell tho tags. Ho will go about the job of getting them without GREAT INCREASE IN VALUES OF FARM PRODUCTS. AifEnioiN PAnMEn: "When I look over this list and see the vast difference be tween what I get now, under a Protective Tariff, and what I got for my products In UM, whon wo hod a Taritt revised downward by Democrats and Reformers, It seems to mo that the best thing- to do Is to let tho Tariff alone. What are these pesky In surgents and Progressives trying to do, anyhow I Do they begrudgo the farmers the money they are making under a Protective Tarlfff It cortalnly looks that way. FOR THE TRADE'S TAG DA! delay. He saw some of them to day. The first button out of the pack age was picKeu up hy the Doctor's father, J. B. Nielsen, a particularly enererotln momhnr nf Mm un ..,1 n i ,i the man who first suggested the worus ior me uutton. Ho put it on at onco. Leopold Blumenthnl, the committee's chairman, put on the next one. Tho tags will sell for 10' cents apiece. Siv Months For Stealing Clothes. NARROWSBURG, Sept. 15. John Bollenboch, 19 years of age, was ar rested in Port Jervis for tho lar ceny of a suit of clothes from an Erie trackman at Narrowsburg. Bollenboch was arraigned before Justice Purcell at Narrowsburg, where ho pleaded guilty. He was committed to tho county jail at Mon tlcello for six months and was fined ISO- ENGINEER IS HIT IN HIS CAB John Rfflillerof Dunmore ed By IVIissle Thrown Through Window By Someone Before Train Reached SVIapBewood No Glue to Assailant TENER COMES HERE XHXT GOVERXOR OF PEXXSYL VAXIA WILL ARRIVE FROM wi l ic Hs-n a i mi: s atui 1 1 a y, SEPT. 21, AXI) PASS ABOUT SHVEX HOURS IX TOWX IS SLATED FOR SPEECH IX liU ZEHXE CAPITAL. Congressman John K. Tenor, Re publican candidate for governor, will be hero Saturday, Sept. 24, ar riving in Honesdale, it is now ex pected, on the D. & H. train due at 9.55 and remaining until the 4.40 in the afternoon. Mr. Tener is to come here from Wllkes-Barre, where he speaks the night of Sept. 23. Congressman John M. Reynolds, candidate for lieutenant-governor, State Treasurer Charles Fred Wright, who Is up to succeed him self, and Henry Hauck, secretary, of internal affairs, will, according tova later dispatch, be in the Tener party at Honesdale Sept. 24. A public meeting will be arrang ed by county chairman M. E. Simons. Dentil of Mrs. Volgt of Hnwlcy. HAWLEY, Sept. 15. Elizabeth Shanley, wife of Dr. A. C. Volgt, died Wednesday night at Retreat, below Wilkes-Barre, aged 33 years. She had been there under treatment several weeks and failed steadily. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shanley of Honesdale, who survive, and leaves besides her husband and two little children Arno Alexis and Dorothea. The body will be brought to Hawley to night and burial will be here or in Honesdale. MITCHELL FOR ARBITRATOR. May Straighten Out Trolley Dispute on Dnryen Line. SCRANTON, Sept. 15. John Mitchell was agreed upon Tues day as the referee In the dis pute between the trolley men and tho railway company over the dis missal of two crews who were in volved In a wreck on the Duryea line. Whether or not Mr. Mitchell will bo able to servo will not be known for a few days, since he was only notified of the arbitrators' choice Wednesday. Tho arbitrators had gono over many names but were unable to agree until Mr. Mitchell was sug gested, when the agreement N was unanimous. Mr. Mitchell is secretary of the trade agreement department of tho Civic federation. Ono of tho chief aims of tho body is to maintain peace between capital and labor. The hope of tho parties at interest is that the former mine leader will servo. AVE A VE R-l )OOLlTTLE WE I ) 1) 1 X. Yomifr Couple Step Off Quietly nnd Go To Towanda To Live. There was a wedding, unpreten tious but pretty, at tho homo of Mrs. Sara Doolittle, near Bellovuo park, Wednesday afternoon at 2.30, when the knot that made her daughter, Miss Edna M., tho wife of John H. Weaver, Jr., of Towanda was tied by Rev. W. H. Hiller of the Methodist church. No ono but the relatives saw Mr. Weaver and Miss Doollttlo married. Tho bride wore palo pink crepe do chlno. Sho had no veil. In her hand was a fine bouquet of white asters. Brido and groom wore un attended. Tho young couple received the cordial congratulations .of his folks nnd her folks, and then a carriage took them to tho 4.40 D. & H. train nnd they got aboard and started for Townnda. They will stop a llttlo along tho way, tho groom admitted, but the journey to Towanda is not Mr. and Mrs. Weaver's formnl wed ding trip. That will come later, possibly in Octobor, and whore they will go they do not caro to say yet. Mr. Weaver Is tho only son of tho landlord of tho Hotel Wayne. He worked for tho Wayne Cut Glass company in Honesdale until It left hero In May, and then ho went with tho concern to Towanda. Ho keeps tho books, looks nftor general ofllcol business, and Is virtu ally the assistant manager of tho company, Mrs. Weaver Is a bright young woman whoso friends nro plentiful In Honesdnle and Texas No. 4. Sho rocelved more than ono roomful of wedding gifts, mostly furnlturo, glass, silver, lin en and other sensible homekeeplng articles. i? t? t? & & t? & tr & KwSfiC K tf" ' , n of JJ republicJKvrty J ut fct jt jt jt j jt j jt j jt jf NO 74 MAPLEWOOD, Sept. 15. When the Erie accommodation passenger train duo In Scranton at 8.10 o'clock Wednesday night fnlled to make tho usual stop at the Maplewood station, an Investigation by the train crew revealed Engineer John Miller of Blakely street, Dunmore, lying un conscious on the floor of the cab. Miller was bleeding from a gash in the forehead, caused by being hit by a thrown missile. Miller will re cover. Tho train, bearing Its load of passengers, had traveled over a mile without a guiding hand, as Engineer Miller was struck a mile east of Maplewood. The condition of the pilot of the train was unknown to the other members of the crew un til the train flew past Maplewood station. Conductor Abraham Snyder, who was in the wreck near Lake Ariel Sept. 2, noticing the train had pass ed the station, signalled repeatedly to stop. Fireman George Schryer of Dunmore, happening to hear the repeated signals, began an investi gation. When the fireman climbed Into the cab he found Miller on the floor. The engineer was unconscious and blood was flowing from a wound on tho forehead. Fireman Schryer stopped the train and after it was backed Into the Maplewood station Miller was taken into one of the passanger coaches. He was revived before the train reached Dunmoro and was removed to his home. His condition is not serious. Upon recovering consciousness, Miller said that he was struck a mile oast of Maplewood. He had his head out ot.the window and saw no ono along tho track at the time the .missile- flew through the air. The wound Is a long one and the cut extends to the bonoi There were 50 passengers on tho train. They were not informed of the unusual occurrence and left tho train In ignorance of the hazard they had run. The company sent Lieut. Ralph and a corps of detectives through tho woods above Maplewood. but no explanation of the accident had been gained. STRIKE 01 ROAO TWEXTY-FOrit MUX FROM I)Y 1IERRY .IOI5 WALK OUT, SAY ING IT MUST RE X1XE HOURS AT .SI. 70 OR THEY'LL WORK SOJ 1 E WHIM! E E US 1 0 T W EXTY ItEMAIX. Twenty-four out of tho 45 men employed by beamau, Irwin and Brennerman on the Dyberry state road quit work Wednesday. Thoy said they must havo a U-hour day and 10 hours' pay. They havo been getting 51.70 for ten hours. "It's a day's work to walk up there and a day's work to walk back," said one of the dissatisfied workmen that night. "We can get the same pay on the armory and be right at homo." All the men that struck live In Honesdnle. All but five of them are Americans. Tho flvo aro Ital ians. 1 From the outset of the job tho contractors have had hard work to get the help needed. Fifty men they could use all tho timo, but there have been mighty few days when tho timekeeper could find 50. Sometimes tho working force drop ped to 17. Tho Job must bo finish ed Nov. 1. Tho contractors havo had a whole lot of tough luck, In cluding n bad July washout that dumped 100 feet of road into tho creek. Mr. Seaman and Mr. Brennerman drovo to tho Job at 7 this morning, ns usual. Mr Seaman said some of tho strikers had told him last night theymlght bo bnck to work this morning. The tlvo Italians came back to day. They said thoy quit becauBO the rest of the strikers threatened to stono thin if they didn't go out. A member of tho firm said this noon that If tho 24 had given three days' notice it is probable some arrangement would have been made to haul them back and forth. At tho Instigation of County Medical Inspector H. B. Ely, N. B. Spencer went to Beach lako today to fumigate the houses whero there havo been cases of whooping cough. Wild blackberries, a staple crop on the mountains of Delaware and Sullivan counties, aro not plenty this year and are purchased as soon as of fered. The prlco Is now eight and 10 cents.