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THE CITIZEN, Fill DAY, SEPT. 15, 1011.
Two New York Hospitals Are
DONOR WAS A STRANGER.
Courtesy Shown Old Man by Superin
tendents Is Rewarded Rogers' $3,
000,000 to Art Museum and Other
Some time in Muy, 1009, a rather
shabbily dressed old kinu walked Into
the ofUco of Superintendent Augustus
W. "Weismaiin of Hahnemann hospital,
New York, nnd made precisely the
same request that many hundreds of
Idle and curious people make at the
hospital every year.
Tho man wanted to bo shown over
"the institution and see all the nooks
nnd crannies. Mr. Wclsmann showed
the stranger every room, oven taking
him to the kitchen and explaining to
him how tho food was prepared and
what sort of cooking utensils were
used. Tho old man seemed to take a
tremendous amount of interest in ev
erything nnd asked bo many questions
that his identity as "Mr. Mitchell Val
entine" stuck in Mr. Welsmann's
memory. He asked about tho number
of nurses, where they slept and what
sort of foundations the buildings had.
After that Mr. Valentine camo again
several times and bothered Mr. Weis
mann some more.
Recently Mr. Valentino died and left
the hospital $1,140,820 because ho be
lieved, from the politeness he had re
ceived there, that tho ofllcers had tho
best of intentions toward the suffering
Mr. Vnlentino also left $1,140,820 to
tho Presbyterian hospital, Now York.
No one there could remember Mr. Val
entino, but his description answered a
man who two years ago spent a great
deal of time bothering Dr. O. Irving
Fisher, the superintendent, with re
quests to be shown details of the hos
pital and who took notes on a brown
The act of Mr. Valentino in leaving
great sums to institutions to which he
was unknown recalled tho bequest
made by Jacob S. Rogers of the Rogers
Xocomotivo works to tho Metropolitan
Museum of Art in 1002. Mr. Rogers,
who was n bachelor of eccentric hab
its, visited the museum soon before his
death. Ho was dressed inelegantly
nnd did not reveal his identity. He
went all through the museum, asked
scores of questions and Anally de
manded that ns a taxpayer he be per
mitted to see tho minutes of directors'
meetings in order that ho might sat
isfy himself that the many prominent
men whoso names appeared as direct
ors actually attended tho meetings and
"took an nctlvo interest in the museum.
His request was granted, nnd when he
learned that the directors actually at
tended meetings and gave largely of
their time and money he said that
they were fortunate to have the timo
and money nnd went away, nis visit
was not remembered again until his
death, when ho left $8,000,000 to tho
Hero nro some other cases where
courtesy won generous rewards:
Ersklne M. Phelps of Chicago left
$75,000 to tho nurses of Hahnemann
hospital, that city, In 1010 because
they were polite on his visits there.
Charles Eissncr of Pittsburg left
$5,0000 to Minnio M. Elcher, a clerk
In his store, because sho was faithful
and polite to customers.
Martin McMuran, a miser, who died
in Evansville, Ind., in 1010, left $100,
000 to n servant who onco gave him
a cup of coffee when ho was poor.
Mrs. Rose Baubach of Sandusky, O.,
left $00,000 In 1910 to a local hospital
that had cared for iier under tho im
pression that sho was poor.
Gustave Meurllng of France, being
ltlndly treated by the people of Mon
treal when he went there poor years
ago, left a million to tho poor of Mon
treal. BAGS MANY LIONS.
Raincy Breaks Roosevelt's Record In
Lions are being slaughtered in Africa
like jack rabbits, and Colonel Roose
velt's record has been broken, accord
ing to letters received from Paul Rai
ney, a New Haven (Conn.) sportsman,
"Who started on an expedition last win
ter. Twenty-seven lions were killed in
thirty-five days by Raincy and hla
party in their first hunt near Nairobi,
according to letters doted June 20.
Rainey modestly refrains from tak
ing any credit for the lion killing. Ho
gives all credit to tho dogs.
"Tho only way to hunt Hons Is with
dogs," says tho letter, "neretoforo
records show that ono man has been
sacrificed for every Hon killed. Our
dogs, however, tako tho chargo out of
the king of beasts and make tho pas
time more pleasant when tho final
death scene Is enacted."
World's Opium Conference.
All powers have now ngreed to the
holding of the world's opium confer
crenco at Tho naguo on Oct. 15. Eng
land has hold out for an agreement of
nil countries to submit statistics on
opium, cocalno and morphine, which
has now been ngreed to. Holland has
been notified of the agreement and is
expected to issue tho invitations soon.
WHALES RACE STEAMER.
Tempted by Popcorn Cast Astern, Two
Follow Ship Seventy-five Miles.
A seventy-five mile race upon the
high seas with two big whales, ench
measuring more than 150 feet, Is re
ported as furnishing excitement to the
173 jKissengors of the steamer Boston
which arrived recently nt Boston from
It was not until after the exciting
race had lasted for eight hours, the
6tory goes, that the two whales gave
up the race. It was then after mid
night, and scarcely a passenger vu.
able to go to sleep. The Boston had
hardly left Digby, N. S., when she en
countered the whale.".
Some popcorn was thrown from tlif
steamer by children, nnd the two
whales eagerly made for it Evidently
expecting more, they clung to tho ship
Sometimes they drew alongside, hard
ly an oar's length from the ship, or
actually brushed up against It Then
they would race abend. The whales
were faster than the steamer, and there
was no prospect of leaving thorn be
hind. Occasionally more popcorn was
thrown out, but this proceeding, while
It for a time kept tho pursuers to the
roar, only made them more eager later
SAN MARCOS AT REST.
Delaware Sends Remains of Old Texau
to Davy Jones.
The guns on the Dreadnought Dela
ware completely destroyed the old
battleship San Marcos, formerly the
Texas, visible above the surface of
Chesapeake bay, at Tangier sound,
where sho was Bunk last spring by
tho guns of the Now Hampshire.
The big Dreadnought, steaming nt
full speed, opened fire on the helpless
ship time after timo, while nt from
five to seven mllos tho eyes of 12,000
offlcors nnd men on sixteen battleships
and cruisers watched the work.
It was soon over. The shooting all
together did not take more than an
The test, naval ofllcers say, was to
ascertain the hitting power of tho Del
aware. It was tho first timo her guns
had been used, and much depended on
The tests also showed at what'range
ships of the Delaware class can ef
fectively enter Into battle
NO WELDING, GIRL ELOPES.
Parents Recall Invitations, but Cujid
Baltimore, Sept. 12. "We were mar
ried at Wilmington. Will write later
Mr. and Mrs. J. Merrianther Shell
This telegram announcing tho mar
riage of their daughter. Miss Mary F.
Winslow to Mr. Shcllman was the
first news that Dr. nnd Mrs. Randolph
Winslow of Mount Royal Terrace had
of the elopement Her pascnts had
strenuous objections to tho marrioge.
The couple were to have been mar
ried on Aug. 12 and (invitations had
been sent out. Two days before tho
wedding was called off nnd letters of
recall were sent to guests. Miss Win
slow announced that the wedding was
indefinitely postponed and her parents
were satisfied. But tho young couplo
mot secretly and finally decided to get
married. The bride is now with her
husband's parents in Westminster.
PH0M0TER A DETECTIVE.
Man Who Trapped Indiana Officials a
Gary, Ind., Sept. 12. Attorneys
Hodge and RIdgcly havo been em
ployed to bring ouster suits against
Mayor Knotts, tho city engineer and
the five members of tho city council
trapped in the bribery net fixed by T.
B. Dean and Iwve added to the mys
tery back of tho arrests by saying that
they are representing Dean in bring
ing the suits.
Word comes from Louisville, which
Dean represented as his home, that no
such man Is known there, and this
confirms the belief that he is a detec
tive and that he was in the employ of
the United States Steel corporation
when ho applied for n heating fran
chise and fixed tho bribery trap Into
which tho mayor and other city offi
BAR BINF0RD PICTURES.
New York Officials Threaten to Revoke
New York. Sept. 12. Tho moving
picture houses in this city must not
exhibit films of the Beattle tragedy.
Neither may they show pictures of
Beulah Blnford, Paul Beattle or any
other nctors in tho Virginia murder
Commissioner of Licenses James G.
Wallace has sent out an order to that
effect to every moving picturo house
in New York, warning them that vio
lation of tho order would bring sus
pension or revocation of licenses.
MELLON'S CASE MAY BE SECRET
Famous Pittsburg Divorce Action
Again In Court.
Pittsburg, Pa,, Sept. f Demnnd was
mado in court by counso' for Mrs. An
drew W. Mellon that tho Pittsburg
multimillionaire banker be more spe
cific in his charges of intimacy be
tween Mrs. Mellon nnd George Alfred
Curphey, the Englishman who Is n
fugitive from this country.
Tho court is expected to make an
early decision on this point, and soon
a decision will come down deckling
whether tho racy testimony shall be
aired beforo a jury or shall bo heard in
chambers. Mrs. Mellon insists on the
Jury, and her husband is equally de
termined, it Is said, that the case shall
be heard In sncrnt
SEVEN MILES OFF
Claim Is Made For Uncle Sam's
POWERFUL ENGINE INVENTED.
Has 50 Per Cent More Range Than
Any Others Super-Dreadnoughts
More' Completely Than Ever at Mercy
Tho range of torpedoes will be In
creased from 4,500 yards to 12,00(1
yards by two new types completed re
cently by the bureau of ordnance
Armor piercing torpedoes of this new
typo, It is claimed, can bo fired from
battleships, torpedo boats and subma
rine tubes at a range of nearly seven
miles with Uio same accuracy that
projectiles are hurled from large guns.
Some time ago it was learned by the
naval authorities that foreign torpedo
companies had developed torpedoes
with a range of 8,000 ynrds and thnt
some of tho powers had placed ordew
for this class of projectiles. It became
apparent that something must be done
to meet this increase in the strength of
other navlos. A board of ofllcers in
the ordnance bureau was assigned to
tho task, and as a result the American
navy now leads the world In this lm
portant feature of naval warfare.
At the bureau of ordnance it was
stated that unless somo new defense
against torpedoes is developed the most
powerful super-Dreadnought would be
helpless against tho attack of subma
rlno nnd torpedo boats. Especiall
docs this new type of torpedo Increase
the dcstructlveness of submarines.
By the plan now being prepared sub
marines are to be equipped with twelve
of these new projectiles. It Is not
thought It will be necessary for sub
marines to fire at a longer range Mian
2,000 ynrds. From that distance It will
be impossible for ofllcers on n battle
ship to locate a submarine, and there
has not yet been devised any way t
attack these boats.
Ordnance Bureau's Claim.
Ofllcers of the ordinance bureau de
clare that at a distance of 2,000 yard
a submarine could drive its twelve
monster torpedoes under the armor
belt of a battleship and sink her with
out giving tho battleship the least op
portunlty to reply to the attack.
One of tho most difficult problems
that tho navy now has to solve Is to
develop nn efficient personnel of ofll
cers and men to handle the new type
of torpedo. Somo difficulty has been
experienced on battleship, as has beeiv
Indicated it the roports from tho pre
llminary target practice, in hnndling
the 4,500 yard range torpedoes now In
uso in the navy, and the Importance of
this work has been increased by tho
development of new types of torpe
The new fighting machine Is a com
plex and delicately constructed mech
nnism. It will require a highly train
ed crew at officers nnd men to fire
these powerful engines of destruction
with any degree of accuracy. It has
been demonstrated at tho torpedo test
ing stations that it can bo done, but
not without a thorough knowledge of
tho workings and peculiarities of the
All tho new torpedoes of this pow
erful type will be built by the navy at
the torpedo testing stations. Their
construction is a secret which will be
Jealously guarded by tho ordnance bu
STORY OF 1804 DOLLAR.
Dr. J. M. Henderson Denies Forty
Thousand Were Struck Off.
Dr. J. M. Henderson of Columbus,
O., president of tho American Numis
matic association, tells what he says
is tho true story of tho 1804 silver dol
lar, for which $3,000 was recently paid
by W. F. Dunham of Chicago.
"It has been reported erroneously,"
said Dr. Henderson, "that 40,000 were
struck off and sent to Morocco to pay
American troops and that tho vessel
carrying them was lost
"The dies for the 1801 dollars were
made In 1803. Then tho law was
passed reducing the amount of silver
to bo put Into dollars and tho dies were
never used. Matthew A. Stickney of
Salem, Mass., in 1842 induced tho treas
ury officials to trade him an 1801 dol
lar from tho original die for a very
valuable coin he ivossessed. With this
dollar a few more were struck, for
we lhww of twelve In existence today."
LANDS WITH 53 OSTRICHES.
Brought From Central Africa Notwith
standing Exportation Is Forbidden.
Notwithstanding the flats of tho gov
ernments of England, Franco and Ger
many that no ostriches shall bo taken
out of Africa, William H. Hlles, an
ostrich farmer pf Bloomsburg, Pa.,
brought flfty-threo of tie birds to Bos
ton on tho steamship Kansas.
lilies left the United States a year
ago. Going into tho interior of Africa
he soon had fifty-four birds gathered
for him by tho tribesmen, and they
were secretly put on board tho Kansas
at Jibuti. One ostrich died on the way
across the Atlantic.
John Bull uses about 800,000,000 tele
phone calls a year, while Unclo Sam
uses more than 10,000,000,000 calls.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER. '
FRANK 1). WALTZ,
Subject to tho Republican primaries,
Saturday, Sept. 30, 1911.
Your support solicited at the com
ing primaries, which will be
Saturday, September 30.
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOB
Candidate for tlio Ollico of Register
and Recorder of Wnyno County.
CHARLES J. 1LOFF,
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
To the Republican Voters of Wayno:
I hereby announco myself as a can
didate for tho office of County Com
missioner, subject to the decision of
the Primaries to be held on Sept. 30.
It will be Impossible for mo to see
my largo numbor of tho voters, I
therefore take this method of an
nouncing myself as a candidate and
soliciting your vote at the Primaries.
White Mills, Pa.
KING GEORGE AND
Royally Sympathetic For the
When King George arrived in Bom
bay in November, 1005, n large num
ber of members of the civil sen-ice,
the British nnd Indian regiments quar
tered in Bombay and the Royal Indlau
marines were presented to his royal
highness. Among the number was n
veteran of tho uncovenantcd service,
tho members of which are not sup
posed to bo "In society" in India. Tho
old fellow, in his starchy white uni
form, looked as dapper as the admiral,
so when he was presented the prince
smiled upon him, which emboldened
the veteran to trot out his pet griev
ance on tho spot.
"now d'you do?' said the prince as
he shook hands with tho graybeard.
"Very well, thank ycr, yer rile 'lgh
ncss. I hope you're tho same."
"Yes, thanks," said the prince. "1
hear you've hud fifty years in the east.
I must say you don't look so bad on
"Not me, yer rile 'Ighncss. I'm all
right, thank God. nnd very comforta
able, only, ycr see, yer rile 'ighncss,
our position is a little bit Invidious.
We uncovennuted men nren't what we
ortcr be. It's our wives as feels it.
We are socially ostracized. We are
cut off with communion with our fel
low men and women. We are placed
"My good fellow," promptly replied
the prince, "shake hands once more.
We are, indeed, brothers in distress!"
Throne and Country.
First recorded instance of sulcldo
was that of Samson in 1120 B. 0.
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