The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 16, 1910, Image 1

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THE CITIZEN ia the most
widely read Mini-weekly
nowspnH!r In Wayiio County.
Lustier now (linn nt nny Unio In
Its 07 years' history.
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67th YEAR.
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Arguments Presented By Prominent Citizens "Pro" and
"Con"--Mostly "Pro" HoweverWhat The "Original
Hospital Man" and One of The Most Active "Boomers"
Nowadays Have To SayAlso The Question of Main
tenance Considered-Annual Subscriptions Most Needed
It was reporter's "Blue Wednes
day" along "Park Row," othcrwlso
known as Mnln street. Maple City,
when news Is scarce and tlrao is
short, when the poor pen-pushers nro
"caught between editions," and not
able to get out much that is "now
and true," that the idea came to a
CITIZEN man to get the local senti
ment in regard to the proposed Hos
pital. He was informed that Hon.
P P Kimble, Esq., was the "origi
nal" hospital man, and that Hon.
Leopold Fuerth was one of its most
enthusiastic "boomers." He went to
see them Thursdny morning. Then
the suggestion was made to him that
ho see one of the many men, who
while not opposed for an instant to
the project, still believe "that a man
ought to sit down and figure out
what it costs, even when about to
build a hospital." The story fol
lows: The Original Hospital Promoter.
F. P. Kimble, Esq., when seen at
his office Thursday morning had this
to say about the hospital project.
"Yes, I was in the Legislature in
1891. First I got the charter for the
Mr. Kimble consulted Laws of
Pennsylvania For 1891 In an en
deavor to furnish the reporter with
the exact nature of the original ap
propriation. "You must have been the original
hospital man?" suggested the report
er. "I think so," answered Mr. Kim
ble. "I'll take my books out and
eee. How quickly; those things will
go from ope's mind. Do you have
any trouble in remembering names?"
The reporter admitted that he had.
"You'll find it," continued Mr.
Kimble, "under the head of appro
priations. I know it was either three
or five thousand. Now I am not
positive which."
"I wouldn't go .back to the Legis
lature again, although I had the
nomination offered," suggested Mr.
The reporter suggested that a Dem
ocrat didn't stand much show in the
"If he works carefully," said Mr.
Kimble, "he'll get some things
through. I stood pretty well with
the boys. I remember getting the
matter of the charter of Stroudsburg,
which has been up 'for four or five
sessions, successfully passed."
When asked "whether he favored
the hospital project," Mr. Klmple re
plied: "Why, yes. I am for the hospital
in the sense that I am for the bet
tering of the condition of the town.
If we build a hospital, It will cost us
over $5,000. We will feel the bur
den of maintaining it. Establish
ment is much easier than mainten
ance. Where there is a constant call
on the people for money, people be
come tired of contributing. There
is nothing about a hospital that is not
expensive. It has been the experi
ence of Norrlstown, Carbondale and
other small cities that people get tir
ed of it after the enthusiasm is once
worn off."
"I'm heartily for It, in the sense
that I want to he'p the town and the
"I Introduced a bill in 1891," said
Mr. Kimble, "and it was referred to
a committee, and the following year
the special committee came here. Wo
feasted them at the Allen House.
The appropriation wasn't made until
1893. Seo page 483 Laws of Penn
sylvania 1893. In tho meantime I
got the charter and followed up the
matter until wo got the appropria
tion. Charity Hospital Association
Is tho name of the corporation, Tho
appropriation was for $5,000." (Seo
Pago 483 Acts 1893.)
AVliut a Hospital "Boomer" Says.
When ex-Representative Leopold
Fuerth was seen at his place of busi
ness this (Thursday) morning, he
said, "They, tho Woman's Auxiliary,
are progressing very good. I think
unfortunately wo aren't going to get
anything from the Legislature this
"We can keep it up. If wo hold a
picnic once a year or a tag day, wo
can raise tho money. $2200 will
keep up our hospital. About $3,000
had been subscribed."
"There's no question about keeping
it up, by having n picnic every year
and a tag day. We can easily keep
it up. It won't interfere with nny
churches or anything else. We
can't make less than $000 to $800
on a picnic nor less than $C00 to
$S00 on tag day. Wo want to ap
peal to the townships outside. After
tho holidays the Board of Directors
will meet and have tho money sub
scribed and raised. Most of the
hoard arc business people. Children
are sending in quite a little money,
some as much as 25 and 15 cents."
Mr. Fuerth took a very hopeful
view of the situation and intimated
that some pleasant surprises In a fi
nancial way were coming soon.
H. C. Menner is tho president of
the Board of Directors; M. J. Hanlan
is the secretary; and M. E. Simons
tho treasurer.
The Other Side of the Story.
When the reporter called on a man
who admitted that he had "some
slight hospital experience," he was
rewarded with a very complete state
ment of the cost of the maintenance
of such an institution as the proposed
"Do you think that we can main
tain a hospital?" (he reporter asked.
"They can," was the reply, "it they
will, and I should think that these
subscriptions be at least annual sub
scriptions. The fact that a person
gives a $100 or $500 to-day isn't go
ing to maintain a hospital'. If they
give that much annually they'll be
keeping up the hospital. The large
majority of donors of the Scranton'
hospitals give so much as $1000 and
$500 a year as the case may be, and
still they have trouble to keep their
heads above water."
When questioned as to the cost of I
maintenance, the reporter was told
"For a rough estimate I should think
a small hospital here, run with a
matron, nurse and a steward, or jan
itor or call it a handyman, together
with the expense of fuel, light, taxes,
insurance, water would cost from
$60 to $75, a week for fixed ex
penses, and that would mean for the
smallest kind of an institution."
"How about a surgeon?" was the
inquisitive newspaperman's next
"Well, the way things are situated
now, for capital operations, they
would have to have a man come here
from Scranton."
"What would bo his fee?"
"A man could afford to come for a
"The people of course have an er
roneous Idea of the number of sur
gical instruments needed. There
Isn't a hospital in the United States
that hasn't three or four times the
stuff they actually need."
"Any surgeon that would come
from Scranton would bring a lot of
Instruments with him. For instance
in an operation for appendicitis, all
you need is a half dozen artery for
ceps, a bistery, a straight little knife,
a pair of small scissors, a couple of
needles, a few little pieces of cat
gut, three or four pieces of silkworm
gut that's all you need."
Tho reporter thought this was the
proper time to shudder! He shiver
ed from head to foot, when tho enu
meration of instruments was made.
Tho question of Instruments was
brought up when the naino of a sur
geon, who hails from Northeastern
Pennsylvania, and has since left for
other fields, was mentioned. Tho re
porter was informed that the Indivi
dual In question does very little oper
ating, and that ho Is not oven a good
"Dr. Robert 1. Morris, New York
City, a man of national reputation,
the host surgeon in tho United
States, who prides himself upon do
ing an appendlcotomy (I.o tho oper
ation for appendicitis) says he can do
It with a pair or scissors and a
needle. This Instrument business Is
a great bugaboo."
"A hospital is all right. But the
ratio of patients Is about four "char
ity" to ono "pay" patient."
TO $75 A WEEK."
"A hospital Is all right. It's a fine
thing. I'd like to sec It go through.
I'm not opposed to It In nny way, but
they don't realize what they arc up
"Hero they mnko ft big hullnhalloo
about somebody giving $500, $100,
$50. They ought to ho ANNUAL)
subscriptions at least. They think j
becnuso somo people may give a .
$100, they can make it go until hell
freezes over!"
Hospital Appropriation Act.
Act No. 357, Laws of Pennsylvania,
Pages 4 83 and 484, entitled
No. 357
Making An Appropriation To The
Charity Hospital Association of
llonesdale, Wayne county,
reads ns follows:
SECTION 1. Be it enncted, fie,
Thnt the sum of live thousand dol
lars or so much thereof as may be
necessary be and the same is
hereby specifically appropriated to
the Charity Hospital Association
of llonesdale, Wayne County, Pa.,
for the two fiscal years beginning
June 1, 1S93, for the purpose of
assisting in the erection or a new
hospital building for the medical
and surgical care of sick and in
jured persons, indigent or other
wise and without discrimination in
respect to religion, nationality or
PROVIDED, That no part of the
money herein appropriated shall
become available until the treas
urer of said institution shall have
certified, under oath to tho Audi
tor General that tho sum of $5,
000, exclusive of the value of the
ground, has been subscribed and
paid in casli into the treasury of
said institution by private con
tributions for the purpose of as
sisting in the erection of said hos
pital building, and that said asso-
cnuion nas uecomo me owner in
fee simple, clear or all Incumb
rances, or ground or the assessed
value or ono thousand five hun
dred dollars, etc."
THE CITIZEN has kindly given
us the use of one of Its columns for
Sunday school work. By .thi' means
we will be enabled to kee;. intouch
with the schools in tho county if the
district and county workers will co
operate with us.
Wo want to keep our Sunday
school work constantly before the
people and the co-operation of our
county paper furnishes a rich oppor
tunity. To see an opportunity is to
bear a responsibility.
if each department will assume the
responsibility that bolongs to It, it
will set In motion a great evangeliz
ing force which will accomplish our
purpose, which Is to bring our coun
ty Into tho Tront line.
To do this we must attain to the
standard set by the Association
which consists of ten points, viz:
1. County organized.
2. Annual County Convention held
2. Annual county convention held.
3. Complete district organization
In the county.
4. Annual convention or Institute
held In each district.
5. Statistics gathered annually
and sent to state office.
G. Pledge made to the Association
and paid.
7. County represented at State
8. Fifty per cent, of schools have
cradle rolls.
9. Thirty per cent, of schools have
Homo Departments.
10. Twenty per cent, of schools
havo Teacher Training classes.
A class must take an examina
tion before it can bo counted.
'Measured by this standard the
counties aro classed as Banner, Star,
and Front Line..
A Bannor County Is one that has
attained nny five points of the
standard including point 5. ,
A Star County is ono that has at
tained eight points of the standard,
including point 5.
A Front Lino County Is ono that
will qualify In all ten points of tho
Wo are sorry to say that Wayne
stood as a Banner county at the
State Convention which waB held at
Altoona In Octobor last. Wo aro
too jealous for tho honor oT Wayne
to allow it to remain a Banner coun
ty. Then it behooves us to do our
utmost to bring it up to tho stand
ard ror a Front Liner.
This wo can do ir we will remem
ber that tho heart or Christianity Is
service. "1 enmo to minister and
not to bo ministered unto" Is tho
spirit that animates all phases of or
ganized Sunday school activity.
Miss Clark, our elomontary work
er for tho county, will with tho next
issue begin a series of articles for
her department. Beginning with
tho Cradlo Roll she will tako tho
work right up through tho grades.
It will bo our endeavor to presont
'In thiBtcolumn, every phaao of tho
Sunday school work.nand we Invito
tho county and dlstrlctworkers, or
any ono Interested in tho Sunday
school movement to contribute.
Wo will bo pleased, also, to an
swer, any questions concerning tho
work in any of tho Departments.
For Every Yearly Subscription Turned in Before Thursday,
December 22, a Bonus Ballot of 7,00 Votes Will Be
Given Besides the Regular Votes on Each Subscription.
Send in Your Name Today.
(II. C. Van Alstync.)
Boosters' Week" from Dec.
1C to Dec. 22, at 8 p. in., 7,500
extra votes for every yearly
subscription to THE CITIZEN
brought or sent to this office
before Thursday, Dec. 22.
"Boosters' Week."
Commencing today and continuing
until Thursday, December 22, at 8,
p. m., has been resignated as "Boos
ters Week" In Tho CITIZEN'S Great
Bermuda and Prize Voting contest.
During "Boosters' Week" a 7,500
extra ballot will be given for every
yearly subscription paid to THE
This means that every person
paying a yearly subscription during
"Boosters Week" can cast 7,500 ex
tra votes for somo young lady in
tho Tour of Bermuda contest in ad
dition to the regular votes of 2500
Which is given with each yearly sub
Readers of THE CITIZEN are re
quested to look over the list of
candidates. See if you have some
rriend in the race. If so become
a "Booster" by paying a subscrip
tion during this week. If you do
not know any of tho young ladies
In the race just stop and think of
some deserving young lady who'
would appreciate a Tour of Ber
muda. Then send her name to the
Tour Department on the .nomina
tion blank which will be found on
another page. There Is plenty of
room in several or the districts for
'a popular and energetic young lady
to start in the race and win. Give
her a start. Send, us her name and
then pay a yearly subscription
which will give her 7,500 extra
A Word To Subscribers.
Now a word to subscribers,
llonesdale may have had other con
tests but never before has there
been anything to compare with THE
CITIZEN'S Bermuda Tour contest.
Others contests have allowed double
the amount of votes for " new "
subscribers, thus discriminating
against the " old " subscribers. This
contest is different. The same num
ber of votes are allowed on both
"old" and "new" subscribers who
make payments of $1.00 or more.
While this contest is conducted
principally to Increase tho circula
tion yet THE CITIZEN appreciates
tho value of our "old" subscribers
and proposes to give them an equal
voice in tho election ot five young
ladles to a Tour or Bermuda.
Many Subscribers Voting.
Already a number or subscribers
have become interested in the great
race. Satuday ono reader called up
the Tour department and said they
wanted to stop the paper as they
were going to pay in tho "Tour con
test. Tho tour manager informed
this subscriber that this was not
necessary ror he would get just the
same number or votes by paying and
continuing tho paper.
Thursday n Busy Day.
Thursday was a busy day in THE
CITIZEN'S Great Tour ofBermuda
and Prize Voting Contest. Every
mall brought in subscriptions from
readers in all parts of the county.
Many called in person at tho office
to pay a subscription ror their
ravorito young lady. All wore eager
to secure the 10,000 extra votes
which went with the first yearly
subscription turned In to tho credit
ot any or tho candidates.
Nearly every candldnto received
one or tho 10,000 ballots as tho re
sult or tho Interest taken In their
behalf by their friends, and as the
result thoro Is very little difference
in the standing of candidates.
All vnnrlv ull licorl 1t Inna in 'PITT.?
ant previous to this week will apply
on this offer and extra votes will be
issued on same.
A Tip.
Young ladles, got started early on
tho companionship. You know you
have tho possible privilege of choos
ing a companion on the trip to Ber
muda. Tho sooner you chooso your
companion tho better advantage you
will havo. But In choosing a friend
pick out sotneono of tact and in
lluenco, one who is a worker and
(tan help you. The namo will bo
printed In tho CITIZEN, opposite
yiour name in tho vote list and as
soon as her friends seo her name
tuoy will want to help her. At the
same tlmo they will bo helping you
nij your Interests nro hers and her
Interests are llkowlso yours. You
mjay bo tho .companionship winner
and you want to choose tho friend
atl onco to get tho best and cinch tho
piiizo. Work together for a com
mon end and you-arormost sure ta
win. Begin now and get an early
I H. V.
Well, candidates, havo you se
cured tho manager for your cam
paign? If so, you are to bo con
gratulated. If not bo sure and
do it today. Tho tip given Is a "real
llvo" ono as you will probably real
ize later if you neglect to bo guided
by it. Tho Bermuda Tour Manager
has been planning and working to
make tho road to success as smootli
as posiblc for you, and that is the
best thing yet figured out tho
value which amounts almost to an
absolute necessity of having some
man friend, who will assist you in
your campaign.
There aro so many persons he will
come in contact with daily whom It
might prove difficult for you to see.
He can mention to his men friends
that he is Interested in seeing you
win and just as sure as shot they
are going to say, "Sure Bill, or Har
ry, or Jim, as his name happens to
be, "we will help you."
Now consider again, take a specu
lative glance at the splendid trip
THE CITIZEN is offering. Remem
ber that chance for winning are a
whit better than yours.
The Tour Manager Is primed
with answers to all questions. Ask
all tho questions you like. Phono
or write if you can't call. Fire
away! Do not be bashful or timid.
Ask what you want to know. View
the situation as it exists to-day then
after doing so, under no circum
stances should you neglect enrolling
your, name, ror you can never tell
with how much success you will
meet" until you havo tried.
You should see those who are in
and realize the V'fference between
bright husUers with Individuality
and sparkling personality, and those
who Jn weary tone tell you "They
will win If they have luck." Luck
neve'r won anything. Ambition
'first, then energetic efforts, then
Vote Schedule.
Here Is the subscription rate and
votes schedule which will prevail
during the contest:
Ten years $15.00 75,000
Nine years 13.50 G2.000
Eight years 12.00 50,000
Seven years 10.50 40,000
Six years 9.00 32,000
Five years 7.50 25,000
Four years G.00 20,000
Three years 4.50 14,000
Tvo years 3.00 7,000
Ono year 1.50 2,500
Voting Rules.
No more than 3,000 subscription
votes per week can be voted during
tho first four weeks or the contest.
After that date no candidate will be
permitted to cast more than 5,000
more votes per day than tho leader
In tho contest had In their published
list or votes on the previous day's
Issue until January 23rd, arter which
time there will be no restrictions as
to tho number of votes that the can
didates may cast each day. The
above does not apply to newspaper
ballots, which can be voted In any
quantities desired, but THE
CITIZEN reserves the right to dis
continue printing the coupons at any
time during the contest, and to ralso
tho voting limit or remove same alto
gether at any time.
The results or the contest will bo
printed in each Issue or THE CITI
ZEN. Votes that aro sent In up to
six o'clock Monday evening will bo
printed in Wednesday's paper, while
votes sent In up to six o'clock Wed
nesday evening, will bo printed in
Frldny's paper.
The coupon round in THE CITI
ZEN today has no expiration date
and can bo polled at any time and
in any manner.
Tho vote limit will soon be rais
ed and then you can vote all you
want to. The 10,000 ballot must bo
voted beroro December 30. On that
date all those ballots must be In this
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List or candidates with votes -f
counted up to G p, m. Wednes- -f
This includes nil tho Borough ot
llonesdale, and all or Toxas except
Texas No. 3. A tour or Bermuda, a
diamond ring and a gold watch aro
suro to go to this district.
Miss Edna Hawker 13G00
Miss Margaret O'Brien 13350
Miss Blancho Secor 12G50
Miss Alice Bador 11750
Miss Carrie HoUrlch 11G50
Miss Gertrude Krantz 11500
Miss Vera Rlckard 11350
Miss Kathorlno Kroll 11200
Miss Alma Campfleld 11125
Miss Lucy Murtha 11000
Miss Helen Beck 10150
Mrs. R. B. Bronnorman 10300
Miss Clara Saunders 10300
Miss Vera Moll 9U00
Miss Beatrice Southcrton .... 9800
Miss Mnrgarct Rcardon .... 97GB
Miss Helen Jacobs 970
Miss Merle Eldred 9G09
Miss Blanche Pierce 9500
Miss Jennie D. Hagaman .... 935t
MIbs Renn Kcllow 9359
Miss Mary Van Drlescn .... 9200
Miss Mao O'Neill 9200
Miss Gcorglann Martin 9101
Miss Grnco Groves 9109
Miss Letltla Green 885
Miss Julia Schimmoll 8650
Miss Mary Butler 8550
Miss Margaret Roso 85uf
Miss Mary Higglns 8409
Mrs. Alma J. O. Dix 8300
Miss Margaret Brunner 8000
Margaret Moran 7626
Frances Demer 7676
Miss Gertrude Duff G250
Sadie Connolly G000
Miss Ilelene Purdy 11559
Miss Anna Rlpplo 11209
This includes Hawley Borough,
Texas No. 3, and all of Palmyra,
Berlin, Oregon, and Damascus town
ships. A tour to Bermuda, a diamond
ring and a gold watch aro sure to
go to this district.
Miss Frances Robinson 12709
Miss Nellie Langan 12859
Miss Helen Lehmnn 11159
Miss Gertrude Bea 10976
Miss Irene Bishop 10126
Miss Clara Labcs 8009
Miss Elizabeth Tuman 12459
Miss Josephine Spinner 12209
Miss Laura Hertel " Iiu09
Miss Ada Haydon 7959
Miss Fannie Fromer 12009
Miss Alma Noble 11809
Miss Elizabeth Gregg 10259
Miss Edna Toms 11409
Miss Cora Weeks 10009
Miss Ethel Bunnell 8259
Miss Annie L. Pollock 11859
Miss Mattle Walsh 9326
Miss Mathilda Llndau 12009
Miss Louise Rohrhuber 11850
Miss Gladys Pennell 9509
Miss Hattio Seipp 11969
Miss' Hazel .D. James, 12G59
Miss Mildred Davies .-. . . . . .11869
Miss Agnes E. Beahen 11326
Miss Clara Gaston 10969
This includes Bethany Borough,
Starrucca Borough and Clinton.
Lebanon, Mount Pleasant, Manches
ter, Buckingham, Preston and Scott
A tour of Bermuda, a diamond
ring and a gold watch aro sure to
go to this district.
Miss Alice Ward 13059
Miss Mary Gilchrist 12859
Miss Dorothy Henderson Uju
Miss Susie McGraw 12869
Miss Carrie Lloyd 12750
Miss Viola Allen 12950
Miss Genevieve Leonard ....11750
Miss Emma Lempke 8550
Miss Julia O'Neill 8150
Miss Blanche Blake 12800
Miss Emma Woolheater 9400
Miss Grace Monaghan 12160
Miss Elizabeth Kelly 10550
Miss Margaret McGraw 8450
Mrs. H. L. Fisher 1000
Miss Adelaide Watson 12676
Miss Mae Flynn 12860
Miss Alma Gulthoff 10950
MIsb Mabel E. Waidler 10876
This Includes Prompton and Way
mart Boroughs, Cherry Ridge, Can
aan, South Canaan, Lake, Salem,
Sterling, Dreher and Lehigh town
ship. A tour of Bermuda, a diamond
ring and a gold watch aro suro to
go to this district.
Miss Margaret Spry
Miss Ruth Inch .-
Miss Olive Lockwood
Miss Cora Miller, R. D. 2
Miss Catherine Woods, R. D. 3
Mrs. Orpha Swingle
Miss Elsie M. Howe
Miss Pearl Kelly
Miss Lullola Cross
Miss Lota Barnes .
Miss Laura A. Gilpin ,
Miss Daisy Butterworth
. 8150
. 9150
, 8G50
. 8300
Miss Emma Bates 12S50
Miss Leola M. Smith 9550
Miss Grace Dowling 12550
Miss Minnio Courtney 12200
Miss Mildred Sebring 10550
Miss Annnboll Wright 9500
Miss Bertha Crooks 8G00
Miss Gertrude Smith 8350
(Continued on Pago Eight.)