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Dec. 12, 1917.
WHAT GERMAN EFFICIENCY (?) FAILED TO ACCOMPLISH Germany has been given credit for more inventions than she is entitled to and the foilowing arti cles is by Dr. T. R. Leigh, profes sor of chemistry, Georgetown Col lege, Kentucky, printed in the Manufacturers’ Record recently.— Editor. In agriculture, it was not Ger many who gave us the reaping ma chine, the grain binder, the thresh ing machine or the roller flour mill: it was not Germany that fabricated oleomargarines, or in vented the cotton gin, or gave us the spinning jenny; it was not Ger many that gave us the shuttle for weaving, and the knitting machine, and the artificial silk; it was not Germany that gave us the steam plow, sulky plow and the rotary disk cultivator. It was not Germany that gave us, too, the steam engine, or the telegraph, and the cable, or the telephone and wireless telegraphy and quadruplex telegraphy. In matters of war it was not she who contributed gunpowder, per cussion cap, noitroglycerine, ex plosive gelatine, dynamite torpedo, shrapnel, spirally-grooved rifle barrel, automatic cannon, breech loading rifle, magaine rifle, breech loading ordnance, rebounding lock gun, disappearing gun carriage, Gatling gun, revolver, Maxim si lencer, hammerless gun, bunboat, ironclad batter or ships, armor plate, nickle steel, revolving turret, submarine and airplane. She did not produce the first ani line dye, vulcanized rubber, cellu loid, Portland cement, Babbitt metal, liquid gases, gas engine, gater gas, barometer, artificial ice, pianoforte, barbed wire, cut nails, plate glass, circular saw, band woodsaw, cable car, electric car, sleeping car, airbrake, automatic car coupler, calculating machine, cash register, steel pen, rotary turbines, steel hammer, hy draulic dredge stethoscope, pas senger elevator, store cash car riers, linotype machine, bicycle, typewriter, planing machines, elec troplating, electric welding, multi colored printing, artificial limbs, life preserver, etc. It was no son of Germany who invented the electric light, the cal cium light, the mercury vapor light, the gas light, the acetylene light, the kerosene light, the searchlight, the flashlight, the safety damp, the candle dip, the safety match cr the common fric tion match. It was not Germany that made motion pictures or phonograph or photography; nor was it a German who first looked into the heavens with a telescrope, or who first looked through a microscope*. It was Pasteur, the Frenchman, who first found a connection be tween microscopic .organism and disease. And it was Lister, of BRAVE VETERAN DIES Hero of Mine Explosion at Petersburg Dies in Pennsyl vania. Given Special Medal. Capt. Frank D. Koch. Veteran of the Civil war, died last- week at Consho hocken. Pa. Captain Koch served con tinually throughout the war, but won his place as a Union hero by the part he played in the capture of Petersburg. When the mining of Petersburg was begun. Captain Koch was one of those concerned with the work. The long- tunnel was finished from n point back of the Union lines to another directly under the Confederate positioii. and the charge was finally placed while the Union forces were held in readiness to charge, as soon as the explosion came. * At Counters TRENCH AND CAMP England, who gave us antiseptic surgery; Jenner and Harvey who were Englishmen, were, respect ively, the discoverers of vaccina tion and the circulation of the blood. We must thank France for quinine and Scotland for chloro form. It was Denmark that taught us the use of ultra voilent rays. America gave us osteopathy and Scotland gave lip reading, and our American dentists excel all others. It was not Germany that cut the Suez canal or the Panama canal. France gave us the decimal system; the fathei of modern chemistry was a Frenchman, and the father of botany was from Sweden. To England we are in debted for our geology, and to Vir ginia we are indebted for physio graphy of the sea. It was a Frenchman who intro duced the ambulance and the stretcher; the Red Cross was not founded in Germany nor the Blue Cross, or the White Cross. Germany has made no great geographical discoveries, .nor has she established colonies of mo ment. Germany did not discover the North Pole or the South Pole. All of these above things were not made in Germany. And when peace time comes and the world is to be made over anew, it is not probable, that German genius, so lacking in inventive, will here be able to give much advice and help. GERAMN EFFICIENCY? Germany, preparing to deal France a deathblow, spent forty years perfecting the largest and best equipped army the world had ever seen. That army was defeat ed less than two months after the outbreak of the war, and has never gained more than a temporary advantage over the French since. Germany decided to walk through Belgium in order to strike more quickly at France. Belgium de layed that “walk” long enough to make France’s victory at the Marne a possibility. Germany made certain that England would stay out of the war. England went in. Germany sent Zeppelins over England to scare her into mak ing peace. A British volunteer army of a million was the result. Germany introduced poison gas, liquid fire and airplanes as im portant weapons. Gas and fire have been used against her with great success, and the airplane will probably bring about her final de feat. Germany announced an un restricted submarine warfare that was to bring the allies to their knees in six months. That was months ago. Germany decided that America would not fight under any conditions. She found that, like Cousin Egbert, we cculd be pushed just so far. “German thorough ness” is a praise that still has some sense and significance, but what humorist ever coined the expres sion “German efficiency?”’ The fuse was lighted, at the end of the tunnel, and slowly burned inward' the en tire army waited breathlessly, "for long minutes. The engineers in charge of the work waited in vain for the explosion, and finally decided that something had gone amiss. It was calculated that either the fuse burned itself out or that it was igniting much slower than had been planned. Time was precious, and there was nothing to do but to send a volun teer into the tunnel. Capt. Koch volun teered for the dangerous mission, and crawled after the fuse, not knowing but that any instant, he might be biown to pieces. Only a short distance from the mine, he came to the scene of the trouble, where the fuse had broken in two. Splic ing the its ends together, the young of ficer ignited it, then crawled back to safety, just as the terrible explosion came, which resulted ultimately in a great Union triumph. For his bravery in this action. Koch was given special mention. The House of Dorr is for those who wish the better grades of things to wear. Trench Coats, Rain Coats, Jaeger Underwear, Sweaters, Hosiery, Etc. Officers’ Uniforms Made in Our Own Shop, $65.00 and $75.00. August Dorr’s Sons , 724 Broad Street W> , ' ' W * \ ' / "\ WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC ? (Ki-ro-prak-tik) It Is Not Medicine; Not Surgery; Not Osteopathy. - It is a scientific method of adjusting the cause of disease without drugs or instruments, based on a correct knowledge of anatomy, and especially the nervous system. The Chiro practic idea is that the cause of disease is in the person afflicted, and the adjustment in correcting the wrong that is producing it. The function of every organ in the body is con trolled by mental impulses from the brain, which it transmits through the nerves. Any impingement of these nerves interfering with the transmission of mental impulses results in an abnormal function called disease. This in terference is produced by subluxated verte brae pressing upon nerves as they pass out from the spinal cord. The trained Adjuster is able to locate the point of obstruction or in terference, and by means of adjusting the sub luxated vertebrae corrects the cause, and nor mal conditions, or health, is the result. Investigation costs nothing, and means health and happiness. LEONARD KNOWLES, D. C. CHIROPRACTOR Palmer School Graduate 320 LEONARD BLDG. HOURS—I:3O—S:3O. Page 11 I 1 ■ ! M i i S'® ! 11l ml-lln H i B !«/ 1)1 U i STMb-JU \i v aHt IBs W Ih QE3I3 j i