A yellowed 1924 newspaper clipping told of a gala dinner. The wealthy citizens gathered to pledge money to build a city hospital. A few gave substantial sums but most gave modestly so the goal to build the hospital remained distant. Mr. McCabe, a dry goods proprietor, was known to be miserly and had made no pledge. Several benefactors, thinking they might encourage McCabe to let loose of a few dollars, offered to double anything he might give. McCabe stood and said quietly, “I shall give ten thousand dollars.” As of that moment, the city hospital was as good as built.