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Wednesday, November 11, 1014.
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MOON S PHASES—
•FuII Moon, ynd: Last Quarter, 10th: "
New Moou, 17th; First Quarter, 21tli.
f WEATHER FORECASTS
TFEIT , \ v ■ Harrisburg ami vicinity: Fair to
■ | and Thursday, uot much change
T" . i in temperature. Lowest temperature to
night about ;;ti degrees.
Kastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
SK and Thursday. Moderate southwest t(
i ' west winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 45; lowest. 28; Sa. m., oO; Sp. m., 41.
DO IT NOW FOR BELGIANS!
"Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth
There is a text on which anv minister in Harris
burg might preach an eloquent sermon, his tlieme
being an appeal for help for the starving Belgians.
This is a subject that is in the heart ol' almost every
American citizen, ami it is something all Americans
want to talk about; not that it is a pleasant sub
ject, but they want to express their horror ol' the
gfeat sorrow that, has befallen an innocent people,
and the great reason there is for the people of the
United States io take of their abundance lo bestow
it upon these unhappy and afflicted folk.
Aii American newspaperman in Europe—a real
newspaper man. one trained as a reporter, one with
the broad grasp and keen analytical mind of a
newsgatherer of the finest type—sends the message
to this country that the people of the United States
must act quickly or whatever they uo may be too
late. lli> words have a touch in them that goes to
'he heart. Help these starving, miserable, homeless
people NOW. ho cries in words that burn deep into
the hearts ot the American people, and they are
responding in a way characteristic of their big
But what is being done now will not last during
the entire period of these people's distress. They
must be rami for until the end of the distress, or
at least until they can take part in earing for them
selves. and America, with its great stores of food, —
the greatest in its history,— must act the part of the
bigger brother in showing the unhappy nation that
America does not propose io withhold its charity,
but will be ready to do what can be done to help
a starving people.
Hut the help for Belgium must come .NOW. Food
is needed NOW, and food should be sent NOW.
W ill you give according to your ability to aid this
miserably afflicted people? DO IT NOW.
DUNDONALD S DREADFUL DEVICE
hen we are told that the government of one of
the battling nations in Europe possesses somewhere
in concealment the plans of a device which if it
were put iu operation to-day would annihilate all
its enemies at a stroke and which if let loose could
overcome the entire world, we may at first be
inclined to think of Jules \ erne s tales and wink
one eye. \\ hen we learn in more detail the facts
about this mysterious thing, however, the awful
ncss of it grips us. and we may rather blink with
both eyes iu the terror of it.
More than a century ago Dundonald s Destroyer
•came into being as a mysterious suggestion, a nebu
lous possibility. In the brain of the Earl of Dun
donald in the year 1811 plans were forming, plans
for a device to be used iu warfare which at a stroke
would annihilate the enemy and bring victory be
yond question for the operators of the thing.
I he earl was a naval officer and a scientist of
standing. He whispered his scheme to the govern
ment of Great Britain and it won respect. It was
manifestly no maniac's invention, for a secret com
mittee reported to the government that it was all
Dundonald claimed for it,—all powerful, all hor
Dundonald had said that his device afforded "iu
iallible means of at once commencing and terminat
ing a war by one conclusive victory. No power on
earth could stand against this attack," and the
„ committee of investigation reported that the in
ventor was entirely right.
The committee members did more than that. Thev
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11. 1914.
I advised the British government under no eircum- j
! stances to put the scheme into practice, asserting |
that its processes were too terrible for words, that |
j its use would be cruel beyond human conception. !
| So the government ot' Great Britain did not:
; adopt Dundonald's destroyer, even against Xa-J
poleou. It was strongly tempted to do so in the:
i Crimean war. and the inventor was about to con-!
I struct his device when the war ended. In 1860j
Dundonakl died, and since then the British govern-]
I ment has quietly kept its secret. It seems unlikely
that the plans for the Destroyer perished with Dun-j
donald. The probability is that Great Britiau couldi
use them to-day if deemed expedient.
What the dreadful device really is we have noj
means ot" knowing. Mention of it made at various j
■ times by its originator indicate that its construe-1
tion is extremely simple and that it can be used on:
both land and sea. An important point about it,:
brought out by Dundon&ld himself, is that if it:
were to be once used and revealed to the world, all '
; nations could utilize it.
That feature lessens the usefulness of the device!
to any one nation and increases the dveadfulness|
| of it. If all the world knew the secret of Dundon-j
aid's Destroyer at this moment when the nations!
are at one. another's throats, assuming that the
device is as effective as affirmed, it is doubtful
; whether there would be a single human being left
i alive on the globe to tell tlie tale of slaughter, nor
! would any records be necessary, since the race of
i man would be extinct.
Dundonnld's dreadful Destroyer may of course
lie ineffective in this day of wonderful armaments.
, it might be. in practice, the case of an alleged irre
sistible force coming in contact with an avowedly
immovable body. It was conceived of a century
ago, but things military have changed greatly since
then. Yet it may have a power which nothing can
j resist, a power not yet brought to light and one for
, which no defense lias been provided.
I f John Bull lias such a force concealed in his
secret pockets, may he keep it there safe from the
clutch ot war crazed brutes,—keep it forever, for
"Who's who in Mexico" scents to be a question that
will remain unanswered until there nre a couple of first
Meantime President Wilson is keeping a straight path
in that European affair, to the grcHt admiration of the
Reports state that the apple crop of the country this
year is more than L'L'S.OOO.OOO bushels. That many ap
pear to have rotted 011 the ground over in Adams county.
Kind friends are picking out a nice berth in Wash
ington for Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer after March 4.
Mr. Palmer is a gentleman who can take care of himself
under any circumstances.
The claim of the Republican State Chairman that the
next. Legislature will have J69 Republicans out of the
-0 i members of the House and 08 Republicans out of the
TiO Senators means that Democrats and Washington party
people who held positions in the last Legislature need not
apply in 1915.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
Judge—"Officer, lock Smith up."—Exchange.
A TRUTHFUL WARRIOR
Jesse R. Grant, the famous general's son, said the other
"There's too much war talk in the papers. Turn to
what page you will-—the religious news page, tiie woman's
page—a kind of war flavor is given to all the items. It's
getting to be a joke. It reminds me of Caff. Gaff, an
old soldier, was so bored once bv war talk that he broke
out into a war story on his own account. lie worked his
story up in the conventional way, and at the climax he
" 'Yes, gentlemen, men fell by the dozen on every side
of me. Bullets pelted down like hailstones. The roar of i
the big guns was deafening. Legs and arins v to say nothing j
of heads and bodies, were flying through the air in all
directions. -And then, by jingo, 1 saw we were cut off!'
" 'Holy smoke, man, what did you dof asked a listener.
" 'I did,' Gaff answered, 'six miles in 48 minutes.' "
WHAT DID HE EXPECT?
"Jones," said a hotel manager to a waiter, "what did 1
that gent from table Xo. 7 leave so suddenly for!"
"Well, sir," said the waiter, "he sat down and asked
for sausages, and I told him we were out of them; but if
he would care to wait a few minutes I could get the cook
to make some."
"Well," said the manager, "what then?"
"I went to the kitchen," resumed the waiter, "and
accidentally trod upon the dog's tail, and of course it
yelped. And suddenly the gent got up and left." Lon
don Tit Bits.
THE CLERGYMAN'S VICTORY
A clergyman, while traveling, stopped at a hotel much
frequented by wag? and jokers. During dinner these
worthies opened fire on the clergyman, who, however, stood
their gibes and sneers with a calm indifference. At len-'th
a fellow diner said to bim:
"Well, I wonder at your patience. Have you not heard
all that has been said to you?"
"Oh, yes; but I am used to it," replied the clergyman.!
"I am chaplain of a lunatic as,vlum. Such remarks' have
no effect upon me." —Exchange. j
A young spark, notorious for his conceit, was boastin"
in the presence of several gentlemen about the conquests
which he had gained over the female heart.
"Look," said he, "here's a handsome present I had from
my last inamorata," at the same time handing round a
beautiful cigar case.
All admired the article, which had an indorsement of its
quality stamped upon it.
"Very nice gift," remarked one of the company. "I
perceive your lady-love even had your name put on the
"Well, that's queer," answered the boaster. "I never I
"Look again," replied the candid one. "The case is dia- j
tinctl.v marked 'Real calf.' " —Exchange.
[Tongue-End Top icsl
Tracing Typhoid in University
Even persons not apparently suffer
ing from typhoid may carry the germs
of that disease about them and in doinjf
so spread the disease. A case in point
is the epidemic of typhoid in Lehigh
University in which u large number of
students suffered and several died. Dr.
C. J. Hunt, chief medical inspector of
the State Department of Health, was
called in on the appearance of the epi
demic at the university, and made a
long and careful investigation to ascer
tain its origin. By a system of scien
tific deductions he eliminated both milk
and water as having been connected
with tho disease's appearance, and he
looked elsewhere for the cause. Mak
ing careful inquiry, he discovered that
one of the employes in the kitchen had
suffered from typhoid years ago. and
he found on thut person typhoid germs,
still active. (
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Found Germs on Well Man
The man had been employ Oil in the
preparation of peaches which had been
used to flavor ice cream served to stu
dents, and it was by this means that
the disease was communicated to the
people who were taken ill. It was
found that the original cream from the
source whence the university obtained
its supply was not contaminated, and
in sifting the matter down the disease
was found to have been communicated
to the cream through the fruit pre
pared by the man afflicted with typhoid
years apo. It took a lot of research
and investigation in sleuthing out the
cause, but it was demonstrated beyond
a doubt that Dr. Hunt was correct
when typhoid germs were found 011 the
man. The students at the university
gave Dr. Hunt a splendid reception
when he gave them a talk the other
night on the causes of typhoid.
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Baldwin Out for Speakership
Richard <T. Baldwin, Representative
from Delaware county, is going to be a
candidate tor Speaker of the next
House of Representatives. " Dick," as
lie is familiarly known, is not an
nouncing his intention to go after the
Speakership for the sole purpose of get
ting a chairmanship of a fat commit
tee. No, indeed. He is a surc-enuf
candidate, and he wants his friends to
know it. Mr Baldwin tirst entered
the House as a member in 1895, and
served three; terms. Th >ll he was rele
gated to the rear to make way for
\ arious und sundry hungry Delaware
countians who thought he had had
enough. He took his setback good-na
turedly, but in 1910 he was again in
the Held tor Assembly and was elected
to the session of 1911, being re-elected
in 1912. This year he again came to
the front and again will hold down a
place in the House during the 1915
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Baldwin aud His Voice
But Baldwin wants to be Speaker,
and lie points with pride to the fact
that in the last iHouse—in 1913—he
was regarded a:> the "whip" to keep
Republicans into line and when the or
ganization needed a mouthpiece
"Dick" was sent to the front, and, as
he has a voice of Bull of Baslian power,
he was generally heard. He is an ac-
' eomplished parliamentarian and ever
: ready to jump into an argument in fa
: vor of organization measures. As the
Republican House "whip"' he saw to
| it that every Republican was on hand
I when his vote was needed, and alto
• gether he was regarded as one of the
: most useful organization members on
, the Republican side. If merit —ttiat
I particular kind of merit possessed by
' Mr. Baldwin—is to be rewarded, then
| he comes in for his share; but he will
! have to make the contest against a
| dozen othei aspirants who are eager to
lill the Speaker's ehair.
The Star-Independent d«es not
make itself responsible fcr opinion*
expressed in this column,
ON GYMNASTIC S IX THE FI LFIT
: Wants to Know Whether Clergymen
Will Follow the Stough Plan
! Editor of Star-Independent:
Dear Sir:—ln my recent communi
cation to your paper concerning the
Stough campaign, I said that " a closed
church is a sign of decay," and that
the action of the minister in closing
their churches at the demand of Mr.
Stough was the hanging out of a "flag
Am I far wrong? Mr. Editor, when
right in the face of the ministers pres
ent Mr. Stough stated the other even
ing that the churches are dying of dry
rot, and that the churches are being
run to-day "just to see the wheels go
I am wondering how the preachers
who are throwing all their energies into
making his work a success like to be
referred to as the "gang."
Again have they learned their first
lesson in making their churches as at
tractive as the moving picture showf
Are they all reauv to try floundering
on their bellies in their respective
churches as soon as they consent to
open them again*
I wonder will they do this! And if
not, why not? If such gymnastic
stunts till the tabernacle, won't they
fill their churches.
I imagine the Godly Moody flopping
around on his belly, if you please. Mr.
Editor I believe in preaehing. I be
lieve it is God's ordained plan to reach
men and turn them from sin to salva
tion. I believe in men being imbued
with powers from on high. I believe in a
minister being indeed and in truth an
ambassador for Christ; but when a
man puts in his time at the show busi
ness it is time to repeat that part of
the episcopal service which reads "Good
Lord Deliver Us."
"No Alum" I
! must be the watchword when the housewife ►
< buys baking powder. »
< Alum is well known to be a powerful I
3 astringent, and should never be used in food. ►
9 Prof Geo. F. Barker, M. D., of the Univer- \
f sity of Pennsylvania, says: 4 * I consider the use of »
\ I alum baking powder highly injurious to health.' * f
J' Food economy now, more than ever, I
* I demands the purchase and use of those food *
5 articles of known high quality and absolute |'
| purity and healthfulness. £
i Is a Pure, Cream of Tartar f
\ BAKING POWDER I
* Contains No Alum 5
Perfectly leavens, leaves no unhcalthful residues,'
makes the food more delicious and wholesome. £
ALL FOR KRUOER FAMILY '
Estate of Late Transit President Goes
to Widow and Children
-Vorristown, Pa., Xov. 11.—The en
tire estate of Charles O, Krugor, late |
president of the Philadelphia Rapid j
Transit Company, i s bequeathed by his I
will, admitted to prcbato yesterday, to
nis wife, who gets one-third of the'
SIOO,OOO obsolutely, and to his chil-I
dren, who receive the principal of the |
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Have Already Been
Store Than Ever Before
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are NOW making investigations, comparisons and decisions, with
the result that we already have more instruments in reserve than
during any previous year.
If this is to be the I i
Xmas of a new musical ; f' ?
home, its high-time AjL
P y P here.
To-morrow is Not Too Early—Stocks are Full
Varieties of Styles are at Their Best
y mrrT Why not have your Xmas f
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! other two-thirds when they become of
age. and the income thereof in the
meantime; the Und Title and Trust
Company, of Philadelphia, acting as
trustee and executor, and their mother
as their guardian.
Loses CatUe in Lancaster
Marietta, Nov 11.—This section of.
the •county is suffering from heavy los
ers of cattle due to the mouth and hoof !
disease. To-day 011 the 1). M. Kver
! farm, jus; west of town, :!!) head of
I cattle and 12 hugs were buried in a
j trench GO f>et long, nnd the others in
this section who are heavy losers are
Charles Stitley. 33 head; Henry llos
; tetter, 30 head, \iuos Karhnrt.
j head; Jacob Hinder, 51; John Witmer,
Nature pays her debts except per*
! haps to the man who t'cels that the
j world owes him a living.