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The Lambertville Record
Published every Thursday by the WlCKECHEOKK CORPORATION 42 X. I’xion St., Lambkrtvii.de, X. .). Theodore G. Kitchin, Editor. s. H. Sutton, Hr sin ess Manager. George K. Todd, Supt. Much. Dept. Subscription, SI.50 per year, two years for $2, if paid in advance. ADVERTISING RATES. PRICE PER INCH. WEEKS. 52 26 13 8 4 2 1 Plate, monnted, etc...*it 10 11 11 12 lt> lit Set 1 time. 10 15 12 12 13 19 25 Set 2 times. 10 11 12 12 15 22 Set 4 times. 10 11 13 14 is Set 8 times. 10 12 15 IT Set 13 times. 11 13 17 Set 2ti times. 12 10 Set 52 times... 15 tw"Discount : For cash in advance, 1 p. e per month for each month paid in advance up to 12 months. Address all communications and make all cheeks and money orders payable to THE LAMBERTVILLE} RECORD LAMBERTVILLE, X. .1. Entered at the Lambertville postoffice as second-class mail matter. THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1913. THE RECORD’S BELL PHONE 106 CALL OFTEN About Dix Haven. Editor of the Record, Dear Sin Had your memory gone back to the circumstances which doubt less led to the recent change of the name of the station near Trenton, from “Asylum” to “Dix Haven,’, I am sure that your reference to it would have been in more serious vein than in your remarks in the “Record,* of May 8th. F'or some time the institution near the station has been known as “Hospital for the Insane” and it was fitting that the former title of “Asylum,” for the station, should be discontinued. I do not know who suggested the change or the new name, but, who ever it was, he did honor to himself and to one of the noblest women our country has known. Miss Dorothea Lynde Dix, struggl ing with poverty and ill health, eail\ in life took up philanthropic work, including especially the study of the treatment of the insane pooi, which she found deplorably defective. Born in 1802, she had, “by 1847, travelled from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico, and had visited 18 state penitentiaries, 500 county jails and houses of correction, and over 500 almshouses. Her labors resulted in the establishment of insane asy lums in 20 states and in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and in founding many additional jails and almshouses, | conducted on a reformed plan.” Her work included England, Scot i land, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, | Turkey, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and a part of Germany, and her influence led to the establishment of two asylums for the insane in Japan. At the outbreak of our civil war Miss Dix was appointed by the Federal Government, Superintend ent of women nurses and served as such throughout the war, without a single day’s furlough. To the efforts of Miss Dix we owe the establishment of the Trenton institution. There, as a guest, she found, after a long and arduous career, a “Haven” of restand there she closed her life on the seven teenth of July, 1887. I knew Miss Dix during the few years of her residence at the Tren ton Hospital and often met her on the trains. One seeing this small and retiring lady would little ima gine that she had been a power in winning so much of the world to concurrence in the philanthropic measures which she so earnestly advocated. In the name of “Washington’s Crossing” station, a few miles above, we have a like tribute to him who won lasting fame in a critical event in our history and it is no less fitting that such similar, though slight, memorial should remind us of one who, although working in more quiet ways, was as deserving of our remembrance as our immortal hero of the Revolution, if we measure the value of her work by the ultimate benefit to suffering humanity. Yours truly, J. A. Anderson. May 11, 1913 (No disrespect was intended to Miss Dix’s memory, in our editorial of May 8th. We referred to the lady who writes under the pen name of Dorothy Dix. for the daily press, advising in affairs of the heart etc. By actual count, we have had nine inquiries as to whether the Dorothy Dix of newspaper fame and the Dorothea Dix of hospital fame were one and the same people, and this prompted our humorous editorial on the subject. Editor. I Free Scholarship Contest. The twenty-fourth competitive' examination for free scholarship in Rutgere College, the New Jersey State College, will be held in the Court House at Flemington on Fri day and Saturday, June bth and 7th, 1913, beginning promptly at nine o’clock A. M. and continuing until six p. M. each day. Particular attention is called to the fact that these scholarships are open to candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts and for the de gree of Bachelor of Letters,as well as for the degree of Bachelor of Science. Any correspondence relative to the examination may be addressed to Registrar of the College or to J. S. Hoffman, County Superintend ent of Schools, Flemington, N. J. Operetta. The operetta. “Little Bo-Peep.” was given Friday afternoon by the pupils of the eighth grade in the High school auditorium for the benefit of the High School Argus. More than $20 was realized. The operetta was a pleasing affair and was highly appreciated by all who were present. Their teacher and instructor, Miss Charlotte D. Ken nedy, who had the whole supervi-on of the affair, deserves much praise for her efforts to make the enter tainment a success. Engagement Announced. Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Lois Downey of Flushing L. I. and Harold E. Ennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Ennis of this city. Mr. Ennis will sail on June 3 from New V rk for Trinidad and Barbadoes, in the interest of the Standard Oil com pany. Saturday was “Tag Day" for the 1 Sons of Veterans to raise money to j defray their Memorial day expense, i Many tags were sold by the S' ns of Veterans and Boy Scouts. ;OLD FRIENDS = When a merchant asks you to buy such nationally adver tised goods as here mentioned, it tends to convey the same confidence in his merchandise as old friends naturally have for each other. “GOTHAM” SHIRTS, UNDERWEAR AND PAJAMAS, unsurpassed in quality, style, and comfort “POROSKNIT” UNDERWEAR for Men and Boys. A guarantee bond goes with every garment, and it says satis faction or money back. B. V. D.” UNDERWEAR. We have it. It needs no indorsement. “BONBONS” FRENCH BALBRIGGAN UNDERWEAR. It s been many years since you first read our advertise ment oi Bonbons French Balbriggan. COMBINATION SUITS, a luxury yet to be tried by many. We show them in numerous qualities—ankle, 34 and knee lengths. EARL & WILSON’S “REDMAN” COLLARS give collar comfort. ONYX HOSIERY signifies best for the money. OUR LINE OF FURNISHING GOODS we believe unsur passed in assortment, qualities and values. S. A. FINGER, 40 N. UNION STREET, . - LAMBERTVILLE, N. Dr. CHARLES E. VVAGG. I >kxtist. , Graduate of University of Pennsylvania. PORCELAIN WORK A SPECIALTY. Over Lambertville National Bank W. F. HAYHURST, Counsel! or-at- Law, Solicitor, Master in Chancery and Notary Public. 51 NORTH UNION STREET Lanibertviile,N.