The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 25, 1913, Image 1
i"xrt,-v'nt7Q:JH'&'Vr U'tn-Wlm' ' 'yf" BJ WLfV IS- TIZEIS1 Every Ailvcrtlscmcnt S . its Pa per Is NEWS ana EverVi,V.'s ArU clo Is au Advertisemejff, ; J When You Hnvo Flnjshcd Read ing Our Uoom Number Puss It on to Some Friend. 1 I I Jli PRICE 2 m 71st YEAR.--NO. 34 HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1913. R5 The Qumey Works Dedicated With Paradeg Town Decorations and Speeches CI V' -is NTS PE i ED mm MANY BUSINESS PLACES GAY WITH FLAGS. The Parade was Composed of the Entire Gurney Force, Honesdale Borough Officials, Bank Representatives, Speakers of the Evening, Prominent Citizens and D. & H. Officiafs. It was the Maple City's Most Important Event. The occasion that has been long looked forward to, the event of the largest Importance to the commun ity of Honesdale, is now a thing of the past. The opening of the new Gurney Electric Elevator plant Is now a part of the historic life of Honesdale and it will hold a place In the minds of men for many years to come as marking the beginning of a great industrial activity and pros perity for the borough. Wednesday evening the crowds thronged the curbing the entire length of Honesdale's Main street to watch the parade of automobiles which bore the speakers, business men and the members of the Board of Trade and their wives to the Gur ney Electric Elevator plant at the foot of Main street. There they were received by a committee made up of employees of the plant and the mechanism of the big plant was demonstrated. It is estimated that lour thousand people followed in the wake of the parade last night and thronged through the building when the doors were opened. The reception committee was com1 posed of the following: F. S. Mer ritt, A. It. Little, W. M. Cummiskey, A. LeBlanc, P. II. Thompson, Wal ter O'Connell, J. J. McGuire, Leon Ross, Benjamin Hessling, Charles Reury, George Lees l Rex 'Nicholson, Gustave Deiner, Earl Benjamin, Ernest Dudley, W. B. Bennett, Nor man Taylor, John Rocschlau, Fred Truman, William Loris, Russell Den nis, R.' T. Bracey, Stephen Hotten roth, Walter Brown, Wm. Pethick, Fred Hattler and J. M. Archer. A largo platform had been erect ed in the rear of "the main room and In front of this seats were placed" for the accommodation of the ladies. On the platform were the speakers, the officers and salesmen of the company, the members of the bor ough council and the directors of the four banks of Honesdale. Those who were on the platform were: C. A. McCarty, Judge Carey, Hom er Greene, Judge Searle, H. F. Gur ney, F. S. Merrltt, W. M. Cummis key, C. R. Callaway, A. R. Little. Construction and Sales Depart ment: W. L. O'Connell, E. K. Little, H. S. Houpt, E. W. Evans, W. D. MacQueston, P. V. Dudley, A. E. Pettit, H. Truman, M. O. Sykes, F. H. Thowler, E. T. Stevens. Town Council: M. Cauileld, John Erk, T. Canivan, William Kreitner, C. H. Rettew, S. T. Ham, George Penwarden, W. H. Lee. Bank Directors: W. B. Holmes, T. B. Clark, W. F. Suydam, W. W. Suy dnm, E. W. Gammell, H. T. Conger, C. J. Smith, H. S. Salmon, J. W. Far ley, F. B. Kimble, H. Z. Russell, H. T. Menner, L. J. Dorflinger, J. C. Birdsall, E. B. Hardenbergh, P. R. Murray, L. A. Howell, E. C. Mum ford, W. F. Riefler. E. D. Penwnr- den, Joel J. Hill, Silas A. McMulien, Jacoo jr. Katz, Warren E. Per- nam, B. p. Haines, H. B. Ely, C. M Pethick, J. A. FIsch, C. L. Wright, M. E. Simons, J. S. Brown, John Weaver, C. A. Emerv. John Krnnt G. W. Sell, O. E. Bunnell, M. J. Han- jan, w. Jireitner, W. M. Fowler, W. G. Blakney and J. D. Weston. Out of town guests: D. J. O'Con- neii, wow vorlc; C. B. Paul, New xorK; ji. v. Marshall, New York; Geo. E. Bates, Scranton; Supt. of D. & H C. E. Burr, Carbondale; C. N. Lauor. Philadelphia; J. N. Kennedy, Philadelphia; N. Roosevelt, Philadel phia; A. Natres, Philadelphia; Peter Herbrlc, Philadelphia. Burgess Chas. A. McCarty, as pre siding officer of tho evening, gave tho address of welcome, and Intro duced tho other speakers, Mr. McCarty said in part: The presence here tonight of this magnificent audience representing as it does not only the municipality of Honesdale officially, but the financial, industrial, agricultural and commerci al life of our community is fraught with deep significance, and augers well for the future of our town. You are not attracted by Idle curi osity but with a deep conviction that you have business here, and that your presence will add to the occasion in some degree, that Influence which on the whole must be far reaching and ef fective. Large numbers of people have from time to time through all the ages as sembled at Irregular Intervals, and different places for the accomplish ment of almost innumerable purposes. Sometimes to celebrate the carna tion of a king, sometimes for the in auguration of a president, and then to protest against wrong and injustice, and then to celebrate and perpetuate some important event in history. It is for this last purpose wo are as sembled here tonight to celebrate the completion and official opening of tho Gurney Electric Elevator Works. Thus we see approval or prbtest may be made manifest by the assembling of a crowd. This meeting here tonight together with the occasion which calls it forth is destined to become historic, and all those who have the privilege of taking part in these proceedings shall, by their very act, stamp their names in- delibly upon the history of our town. Mr. McCarty gave the Honesdale newspapers full credit for tlfe part they took in gaining this great in dustry for iHonesdale. "The news papers of Honesdale," said Mr. Mc Carty, "have done much for the de velopment and uplift of the town and have given to It a higher standard. The town would be dead if it were not for the newspapers in it. The newspaper is the representative of the community abroad and It does as much if not more than any other public institution for the develop ment or tiio town." Today a new epoch dawns in the industrial life of Honesdale, and henceforward her appologists and ad vocates shall not confine their praise to the natural and artificial beauty of the place as In the past, neither shall they be confined to the educa tional, literary and refining influences of our people, but she shall from this day take her place as a financial, In dustrial and commercial town, fully r In keeping with the progress of the twentieth century. The history of Honesdale, all other history appeals to us only so far as we may be direct ly interested or our future may be ef fected by itj and yet there are senti mental associations stretching from a thousand hearts, back over the recent past to the time whe Honesdale had the proud distinction of being the most extensive coal dumping and coal shipping ground in the world, with all the work and business which such a condition implies, but Honesdale has fallen from that proud position, not through any fault or derelictions on the part of her people nor the lack of vigilence on the part of those who represented her, but because the spirit of progress in its onward march chang ed the conditions existing and in Its merciless onward course, dismantled her industries and laid her almost prostrate; and then the same spirit that made useless and obsolete the old order of things. Inspired the hearts and Impelled the hands of her eopie (Continued on Page Six.) Judge Robert Carey's Address. Burgess C. A. McCarty Introduc ed to the large assemblage Judge Robert Carey, of Jersey City, as the next speaker. In making the intro duction, Mr. McCarty stated that Judge Carey was a brother-in-law of Mr. Gurney and had had much to do with the legal part of the work of the Gurney Electric Elevator Com pany. Judge Carey Is an orator of no mean ability and held tho atten tion of his audience throughout his discourse. He said that he came to speak for Mr. Gurney. He said that the company was happy In the com pletion of their plant nnd happy at this demonstration of good will on the part of the people of Honesdale. The company made no mistake when it finally decided to locate here and the co-operation shown to them is tho kind of spirit that is essen tial for tho best development of any enterprise. This plant represents a big in vestment of money but It isn't going to be an Idle investment. Every dol lar Invested here is going to work not only for the good of the com pany but for tho good of Honesdale where most of the stock and bonds of tho company are held. No man can live for himself alono in the world. Neither can the company live for itself. Its failure would mean blight to the community; its success would mean prosperity to you. This is' the way the Gurney Elec tric Elevator company feels toward Honesdale. It takes money to build lactones, ana maice it a success nut we have found both here and on this occasion I want to express publicly FACTS CONCERNING THE NEW GURNEY PLANT. Over S acres of land in the plot. Contract signed by the F. A. Havens Co. August 12, 1012. Building was 8 months in construction. Building is 302 feet long, 102 feet wide at grentest width, 40 feet Is greatest height. Foundry Is 1B2 feet long and 82 fect wide. The plnnt is so arranged that any department can bo enlarged to double it's size and not destroy the general plan of the building. 700,000 brick used. 800 tons steel used, exclusive of sprinkler system tower. 000 cubic fect of concrete. Nearly two tons of putty. 8,000 window lights. 00,000 rivets. Floor area Is 50,000 square fect, equal to 1 1-10 acres. Floor area of old plant about 30,000. square feet. The floor Is O.inches thick, being constructed ns follows: First 4 Inches of crushed stone and tar, then 1 Inch of snnd and tar, then .linches of yellow pine, topped by 7-8 inch of maple flooring, matched. 35,000 feet of pipe in the building, about 7 miles, exclusive of sprinkler system. 78,000 square feet radiation. Two ten ton electric travelling cranes, costing 5,500 installed. 10,000 feet of electric wiring. 50 lamps with a total capacity of 35,000 candle power. Current used to light them Is equivalent to 45-horso power. Total power available is 225 If. W. or 300 horse power. Total horse power of 31 motors to be tised in plant is 480. The cupola in the foundry can melt 27,000 pounds of iron per hour. As lined for present use it is 48 inches In diameter nnd will melt 18,000 pounds per hour. We are now casting 10,000 pounds per day. Five fire plugs, with 150 feet of 2 1-2 inch hose for each. The Rockwood sprinkler tower is 80 fect high, the tnnk proper being 20 feet in ndtlition. Capacity is 50,000 gallons. The weight of the wnter alone Is 420,000 pounds. 8,000 feet of pipe in the sprinkler system. 080 sprinkler heads, operating at 100 degrees Fah. The testing tower to bo built within one year will bo 100 feet high, 10 fect pit, and will use 110 tons of steel in construction. Total cost of plant without machinery, $200,000. Payroll in Honesdale now amounts to $125,000 per year. Now employ 150 outside of office (office force 30). Can employ 250 men. Now employ 100 men in Now York. Can build about 400 elevators a year, doubling present capacity. to the people of Honesdale the grati-' tude of the company. Your Board of Trade cultivated and developed the spirit which kept this business here. Your banks splendidly co operated to finance this undertaking and your town officials in their lib eral treatment of the company made it possible for us to get this fine location. Mr. Gurney did not have to go out of town for a dollar to build this plant. ThiB company Is a; Honesdale proposition pure and siln pie, and has no entangling alliances with trusts." In closing .Mr. Carey said: "Some- one has said that today is better than yesterday. Men live and ad vance and are not afraid to trust tho future. Tomorrow is better than to day because in It lies the future of untold prosperity and happiness for Honesdale." Rowland, The Jeweler's Removal Sale When I move, I want to take with me Just as little as possible. For that reason, I am selling certain goods at roduced prices in order to make my moving easier. My new location is going to be tho Schuerholz Building, oppo site the Post Olllce. Tho store Is going to be a modern one. It is going to be one of the fittest in our state and 1 am sure the good poople of Honesdale will bo as proud of It as I am of my city. It is much to your Interest to buy your jewelry -requirements now before I move. It means a saving of money. Hero aro some money savers: Eagle, Red Men, Masonic and all fraternal order buttons at 25 per cent, discount. Sterling silver novelties at 20 per cent, discount. In our window now. For these three days only. RQWLANiD JEWELER OP QUALITY . Honesdale, Pa. Homer Grccno's Address. Mr. McCarty next introduced Homer Greene who returned from 'New York late last evening. He spoke of what the others had said and the work of the Board of Trade on acquiring this great plant here and then launched into tho main part of his address. "I was not ask ed to come here," said Mr. Greene, "1 was merely notified that I must De, here. During my thirty-six years here I do not remember of ever see ing so great an outpouring of the people on an occasion of this kind. This event is bound to become his- torlc for It is without a doubt one of the greatest events in the history of Honesdale. I have spoken on many occasions. I have been pres ent at dedications of churches and discoursed on the peace, law and order as the forces and influence cx- THE OLD PLANT WILL CONTINUE IN OPERATION Enthusiastic Speeches of Welcome on Behalf of Honesdale Delivered By Judge Searle, Bur gess McCarty and the Author-Lawyer Homer Greene. Remarkably Happy Response for Mr. Gurney By Judge Robert Carey,of Jersey City. DEATH OF CHILD WAS DDE TO PNEUMONIA CORONER PETERSON CALLS IN VESTIGATION INTO CAUSE OF DEATH OF INFANT CHILD. Dr. John D. Wilson, of the State Hospital, Scranton, Examines tho Heart, Lungs and Liver nnd Says Death Was Duo to Pneumonia. Coroner Peterson received word from Dr. Wilson Wednesday after noon to the effect that the latter had made an examination of the lungs of he child and thatshrdll lungs of David Hopkins and that there could be no doubt as to the cause of death. Ho said that the child had died of pneumonia. Mr. Peterson reconvened the jury today and they found a verdict of death by pneumonia thereby clearing up the mystery surrounding the death of David Hopkins, two months' old son of Laura Gilson. There were circumstances connected with the case that caused Coroner Peterson to have an autopsy held. Monday morning about five o'clock the two months' old son of Laura Gilson, who is employed in the home of Wm. L. Hopkins, near Aldenvllle, was found dead in bed. The ohlld had been adopted by Mr. Hopkins about a month ago, having taken the legal steps necessary in the courts here so that the child would bear his name. The child s name was chang ed from David Gilson to David Hop kins. Monday 'morning Mr. Hopkins came to Honesdale to see Coroner Peterson and to get a death certifi cate and burial permit and he told the coroner that the child had died of pneumonia. The coroner refus ed to grant a permit until he satis fied himself as to the facts in the case so he went to Aldenvllle that afternoon to investigate. A Jury composed of Floyd Bennett, Frank Roe, Frank Folley. Oliver Frear, George O'Dell and C. L. Dunning was empanelled by Coroner Peterson and they viewed the body. Testi mony of several witnesses was heard and among them were Mrs. Hopkins and Joe Welsh. They testified that the baby had not been sick. The Gil son girl and Hopkins testified that the baby had had a very bad cold for several days. Drs. E. W. Burns and P. E. Peterson performed an autopsy and sent the heart, lungs and liver to Dr. John D. Wilson, patholo gist of the State hospital, Scranton, for an analysis of their contents and the jury adjourned until the report from Dr. Wilson was received. In September of last year an in fant child belonging to the same woman and adopted in the regular way by W. L. Hopkins in the courts of this county, died suddenly from an overdose of laudanum which had been administered accidentally, so the coroner was informed. The funeral and burial took place Tuesday afternoon at Aidenville. D. W. Manning, traveling freight agent of the Erie railroad, attended tho dedication of tho new elevator plant on Wednesday evening. erted by tho churches. I was pres ent at the opening of tho Armory and I pray that tho day will soon come when an armed force will uot be necessary. However, nover have I in all my experience obtained this particular typo of real pleasure and greater satisfaction than in taking part in these exercises to-night. The opening and maintaining of a plant of this kind means the addition to our ranks of skilled mechanics and highly paid workmen. It is a great thing for the town and for the mer chants who will receive their sharo of the distribution of tho wages of the workmen. It will also mean greater commercial activity. Banks will increase their deposits' and real estate values will become higher. However 'much the plant and its of ficers are benefactors, tho 'fact that they remained in Honesdale was not an act of philanthropy or favoritism. They remained here because they could stay here under bettor terms than they could get by leaving town. Much credit is duo to Honesdalo's Board of Trade, to tho Business Men's Association and tho banks. If these banks in tho critical moment had not produced tho money neces sary for financing this enterprise, the plant would now be many miles away. With the opening of tho doors of the plant the doors of od portunlty opened to every man who desires to work. It has been said that the man who makes two blades of grass grow where one grow before is a benefactor. It could be" better stated that the man who makes it possible for two men to work where ono worked before is tho man who Opens the door of opportunity to many men to work at profitable wages." In concluding, Mr. Greene said that he hoped the prosperity of the now elevator plant may exist for many years lor the prosperity and .happiness or au of us, After the Gurney Electric Eleva tor company shall have moved its machinery and equipment into tho magnificent new building just dedi cated the hum of wheels will con tinue to be heard at the Eleventh street plant. President H. F. Gur ney, who has just been elected gen eral manager of tho Air Brake com pany, of New York city, informed a Citizen representative today that it is his expectation to manufacture a now safety device for stopping eleva tor cars. This device applies the brake to the guards alongside the elevator carriage and is equivalent to the Westinghouse air brake, which grabs the wheels of a railroad car. It is claimed, however, to be better than the Westinghouse pat ent in that the device is so attached as to take immediate hold of the guards and does not slip nor slide as do the wheels of a car on a track. There is no other devico like this manufactured In the United States, and its being made in Honesdale will prove to bo another acquisition that this town will have occasion to feel proud of. A new company will be organized to take care of this now business. In addition to the above, elevator signals will also be manu factured at the old Gurney plant. Mr. Gurney stated that this patent is one that has been applied for by the company's patent attorney, E. W. Marshall, of New York City. The signal has been worked out and per fected by Alexis LeBlanc, expert electrical engineer, who has charge of the experimental department un der William M. Cummiskey, The elevator signal device is an Important factor in the man facturo of high speed eleva tors, like those manufactured at tho Gurney plant. In a $600,000 Job in one of the large New York city buildings, a largo percentage of the amount was represented in signals.. When Mr. Gurney built the new plant he said he would not allow the old factory to remain idle. As a result Mr. Gurney is making two blades of grass grow where one grew before. SKINNER STEERS LAST RAFT DOWN DELAWARE MILANVILLE VETERAN LUMBER MAN IS LAST STEERSMAN ON THE DELAWARE. Lnst Week Interesting Trip Was Made From Hqulnunk to Uorden town Raft 210x51 nnd Valued at .$1,000. What will probably be the last raft of timber to go down the Dela ware was started from Equlnunk last week by Albert and Arthur Mitchell of Callicoon. Its destination was Bordentown, N. J., and tho reason that it will probably be the last is because there is no more timber to bo cut. Never more will the hun dreds of rafts float to tide water overy freshet as in years gone by, manned by men who knew tho river as they did their own home towns, and who were as robust as their calling, making trip after trip as fast as tho rafts could travel and sometimes continuing night and day In order to market the large amount of timber cut during the winter. The raft was 210 feet long and 54 feet wide and was made up of spilo lumber. At tho market price the raft was worth over $1,000. It was made up in the river at Dillon's, three miles abovo Lordsvllle. Ar thur Mitchell was tho steersman, with William Skinner of Milanville, assisting on the stern oar. Albert Mitchell and Ralph Bush plied the forward oars. At Equlnunk Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Tyner, Miss Grace Bul lock and Claude Williams joined tho party. Mr. Skinner is the last steersman now able to navigate the Delaware, all tho former steersmen either being too old to undertake the work or dead. Ho is a direct descendant of Daniel Skinner who ran the first raft down the Delajvaro river in 1764. He conceived tho idea of binding to gether a number of big pine tree logs and floating the timber to Phil adelphia where ho found a ready market for It as masts of vessels. Since that time the Skinner family have always been represented on tho river and have always bore the rep utation of being fine steersmen, and the las't of them, William Skinner, bears that reputation to-day The family had the great distinction of running tho first and last rafts that floated to tide-water on the Dela ware, nearly a century and a half apart. NEW MAIL DELIVERY. Beginning Thursday, April 24, an additional mall delivery was effect ed on Main street. Tho service will include the Main streets between the State bridge at tho corner of Twelfth street to Fifth street. This delivery gives the business men excellent ser vice and Includes mall from the 1:30 Erie and 3:15 D. & H. trains.