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ASSIllNCJTOX. 1. ('. - W liut
arrangements Ik L'nclo Sam.
patriarch, mailing lor his
American children? It U
all right to talk about pence,
but war with a foreign nation
Ms likely to come at any moment, fne'.e
1 8am l aa no chip on hla shoulder, hut hr
'will have to flicht if occasion demands.
Jut before our fleet made Its pyrotechnic
tour of theAsiatic waters, Mr. Hoot,
then in President Roosevelt's cabinet,
iniade. lume remarkable statements re
CardinK a possible war with Japan. This
ia -to' a partj of newspaper men." lie.
Idid not mention the JnpRiiese in so many
words, but everyone knew to whom he
I referred. Said tie. in substance:
; ,"Many of tho foreign nations are sensl
Ulve. Some of them look upon the voice
j of the press as the voice of the nation,
land I be you newspaper writers to be
j careful about what you nay as to foi -,
olgners. Your words may be taken as an
j Insult, and you must remember thnt .1
iiiation is like a man. If Its feelings are
I Insulted and outraged It must figbt."
. Tha way ho wald this, at that time.
Whan the treasury box of the mikado
iwaa empty, made me think of the condl
ll'on of a poor mail in the street-", down
I at the heels, with n family half . atarv
I log. AH of the man's Interests m!t;ht
j demand that he keep out of trouble, bill
'If someone came up and. hit him In thr
j faca without provocation, or called blin
la liar, he woC'd have to fight; he could
!do no other.
' Take Wf case of the blowing up of the
Ityalne. However n may feel in the
j light of recent investigations, at the time
' of the explosion we took it as an Insult
, and an outrage, and the result was our
'war with .Spain.
, Only a few years before that. President
iNeveland tent a message to Kngland as
1 10 the Venezuela complications l! Jt
brought war clouds into the International
lky. It was only through the fot bearunce
of John I'll 1 1 Hint the heavens became
I cerulean. Another president may send a
similar message to a nation which will
I not be so forbearing. W may some time
attempt to dictate to Urr. lany, and the
; warm-blooded kaiser, w ith the greed of
.a South American Deuts -bland In his eye,
'may defy us, lind with I U powerful army
and navy tmaah the Monroe doctrlira to
I ni'lf Mam'a Army.
' All this is preliminary to my investi
gations till week as to the American
army and I'ncle Sam's plans for making
It big enough und stroii? enough for any
emergency. MuHi of niy information
comes from the War department, nnd It
Is bused upon tu'k.s with tho virile ,uun;;
secretary of war, Mr. Stlmson; tl.o loirj
eipcrienctd fighting chief of staff. Major
General Woud, und a lumber of uU.ern
who rank hith in the military atf.tlri of
In the firt i'Ic I'i. me mu ...ime
Idfa of wiiat ojr urmy U fill lo..' It
.lanka among tln.-te .,1 the woiM. i sl.al;
take the H-aee ftrciigtli. liy t'u.' la -t re-
they could beioine efriclcttt as flKhterc.
On the other hand, every one of the
arcat nations of kit: rope has frcm a half
Million to a million of reserves or men
v. ho have had experience in the army
and who are ready to take their places In
the ranks at the call of their country.
Gieat Britain has over 500,000 reserves,
and its total war strength Is 800 000. Aus
tria has about' 1.5O0.CO0 'rea3rves. and
France has the same, while Russia and
Germany have each over 3.0M.0TA). Thi
total war strength of Germany Is f000,
C nnd that of Hursia Is 6OJ.00O more.
France can call Into the field more than
,0tO,OC0 soldiers. Austria-Hungary 1,800.
000, nnd little Japan can muster out I.
OW.COO all told. Italy has more than
Ofk. Sweden and Norway between 3O0.0P0
and 4'K.000 and Spain with a peace
strenpth equal to ours has 4J0,flO0 re
serves. Outside of this eat h of these
countries has a large number of men
who could be called into the field Just
as our volunteers are, and In .some of
them every man and boy Is a soldier hi
that he has had a training in the reg
As I write this a graphic illustration of
the Kize of our amtv as compared with
those of the other gr;'t powers lies be
fit ev me. H consists of f'gures of men
drawn to n stale. The pigmy rf presenting
the I'nlted States army Is not as long as
the nail of my thumb, while those of
Cenriany and Russia are as big as iny
nhule index finger. As to the cavalry,
the lifjure which represents l.'nile Earn Is
I'Ke a toy soldier on horseback, while
France, Germany and Hussia are giants
in uniform on gigantic steeds. This pic
ture was made for the War college this
year, and it Is exact. It wag given to me
by the chief of staff.
The ftrrretary sutl .National Kearrvr.
Wo are accustomed to consider the
militia a mighty addition to tho army In
cas-e war ulunid arise. I'ncle Sam appre
ciates the value of these troops, and he
Is now having them trained in connection
with the regular army and doing all he
ran to harmonize and unify tho two sys
tems. Bccretaiy Stimson, who lias had a
Ion experience in the New York'mHitla,
said to me that the value of that branch
of the Ki-rtke might be greatly Increased
by giving It a closer association with the
regular army. He says that the service
has in the past ut times lacked the force
nnd efficiency that should come from
companies of the character which have
been t ailed into action. The militia i to
largely directed by the states that in
times of trouble the national government
Iks found itself somewhat hampered In
lis effort to use It. The secretary be
lieves In-the mllilla, but he says w e nod
In addition to it and in conjunction with
it a resti ve lone of regular troops who
have hud their military training In the
rtgular army ami who have gone through
the i.iani iivits with it from time to time.
This Is a pt.rt of the plan f ir the national
lencrvo which has b?en proposed as a
puit of the defense of the nation, il la '
mu- which the chlnf of ttaff, tlencial j
Wood, belicvej might be carried out with
Kieat profit. I
Mow' the rl llo II.
lasti'. The first training is gotten in the
recruit, sehoo's where the rncn tire re
quired to serve sixty-five tlnys for the
ufatilry and Ihe fool artillery, seventy
f ve I'uvs for the -field n'-t'llery ami ninety
duys for th ' , cr.vali ? . After that they
serve eleven das nnm:nlly. Physical exet
dsrs 11 ijd military Ir.ilu'ng are Kivn ulso
to tte schoolboys lrt the public, schools,
und us a result the Swiss might have
a eompaiullve'y larg? mrnv streiiRtii In
thro of v.ur. The S.'.a unny Is a national
mllltlti. and a militia so trained would
be very valuuble to us.
"Hut that, of course. Is Impossible. Wo
do not want compulsory military educa
tion in this country, but we might largely
!u lease our force of trained men In pri
vate life by making the regular army a
training school Into which men might go
for a period of two or thieo years ami
then return to private life to glVe r'ace
.100,1.00 CltUcii Moldlrrs.
"That is the proposed scheme for the
national reserve, is It not?"
' yes, that Is one of tho proposed plans
Tho Idea Is to make the army a great
military training school tpA to pass
through II us many men as possible 111
order to form from thein a reserve upon
which we could call In time of war. They
would not be tailed out to subdue riots
or strikes, but would be only used for the
defense of the nation. As It is now iiboiit
30.000 men annually leave the army or the
militia for civil life. If we could
keep our hold upon these men und
bring them together for u few days of
training and maneuver each year we
would In time build up a large reserve
fighting force. One Idea was to cut down
the term of enlistment to two years In
stead of three and to have the service
expire at that time. This would bring
a set of new young men numbering from
CO 000 to CO.OOO Into military training every
year, and It would add that many each
year to our reserve fighting force. In
six years at .Vi.000 we might have 300,000
men In the national reserve and with the
army and militia be then able to com
mand In time of war fiOO.OOO well-trained
soldiers. The national reserve would
have short periods of 'military training
each year or every other year, and they
would -be expected to continue their
training for six years thereafter. The
total time consumed In this way during
the six years would be about six months,
or an average of one month per year.
One Idea would be to pay them something
like 1 per month throughout tho vt-ur,
and for this they would keep us In
formed of their aidresses and tlicli
Tills plan would keep our army com
posed of young men and the national
reserve would be greatly Increased as
time goes on. A young man going Into
the regular service at M and leaving It
at 22 would be in the national -reserve
proper until he was IIS, but If the nation
demanded it he might make one of the
units of an efficient fighting force for
almost twenty years thereafter, or until
he was 41 or 4S year.i old. In the Swiss
reserve the liability of service extends
from the aeieiitcnth to the end of the
forty-eighth year, anj the actual service
beslns at the age of )."
Millions for Arm nnil mmaiilllon.
"i!ut it would tuki; millions of money
to supply the arm u.ul ummuiiitlons for
tucli u force?"
"Of com sc." 1 ..-pile,; i,c geim-al, "but
tli urmy Is a pluc where one cannot
economise m to Us supplier. The only
fa:' to stop the vast! U to t;top tlx:
f jilting, pnd otlci! the greut expenditure
of arms, rmm iiiltioa und men in battle
I asked him if we could defend ourselves
if attacked by one of the great powers of
Huropc. lie thotu'bt we could, but said
to do that one must consider both the
army and navy. Our fleet, which now
operates as a vhol, would keep the en
emy awav fwini the ports, anil the army
would be on hand to supplement the
coast defenses In case the enemy should
ass our navy ann approacn me ino.
The secretary firmly believes In a
stronger army, and says that it Is a
necessity to our national protection.
In speaking 0 the preparation of the
army for war In my talk with General
Wood I referred to the story told of
(Irneral von Moltke at the time that the
Franco-Prussian war broke out. As that
story goes, Von Moltke was sleeping In
his house when a messenger arrived and
waked him with the news that war was
declared. Ho then said: "Well, tell them
to go to file 1063 and take out the Instruc
tions . in box Fit nnd act upon them."
Thereupon he turned over and went to
sleep. I will not be sure as to the num
bers of' the 'file box, but that was the
gist of the story.
I understand that this sume sort of
preparation Is now going on in our-War
department. The army has been organ
ized as a great fighting machine, and It
is being put Into such shape that the
pressing of a button or the pulling of a
lever will bring every part of tho ma
chinery Into action. The various depart
ments are being systematized, and in
structions htivo been mado for the move
ment of the troops and the handling ot
the ammunition and supplies for every
contingency. This la so as to every branch
of tlie regular army and us to every
officer In It. It Is so of the supply depola
and as to the trains and the plana to be
followed In case volunteers are needed.
The militia Is a part of the plan, and It
Is the aim of the department to bring
about such u union of the regular armv
and the militia that (hey ran be handled
together smoothly and efficiently In case
of war. At present the most of the
militia companies of the Fnited States
are being Instructed and nidi 1 l- officers
of the regular army detailed for them,
end the militia Is t a certain extent
supported by the national government
and encouraged by II.
The etae of The rni.
The secretary of war has a art-at re
spect for the army and fays that it is
worthy the respect of all the people,
"The army hs done a great deal fnr
tha country In addition to that for which
It has credit. Take, fnr InMance. its worU
In Improved sanitation, You know ot
the ohlert lesson at Panama whete our
trocpa practically wiped malai from
the canal rone and cave us an object les
son which has made healthy many parts '
of the I'nlted States until nowcotialdered
not so. It was the army which dtscov- .
ertd how to wipe out the ,ellow fe'.
That waa In Cuba and It was through
the Information as'nrd there that that
terrible plague has been removed from
our gulf and South Atlantic coast cities
Men Interested In the commerce of tht
south tell me that yellow fever has In
the past coat on the average something
like t.WtiO.OOO per annum. Now. It colts
only aboit tsO.OU0.0iM to maintain the
army, so you see that In this yellow fever
discovery alone the army has 'a:tid
flve-elghlhs of Its cost. !
"Moreover," continued the se ietjt,, 1
"the army Is one of our gieat ediua-
tlonal forces. Nearly every soldier has
been to the Philippines or the West In- I
dies and every officer has had the bene-
fit of foreign travel. Our war with Spain
has broadened us In our knowledge of
geography. It has made us a wo 1.1
power, and we feel that we are a part
of the whole wo'ld and a factor that
must be considered as to all that goes
on with It.
"The army Is also a tialnlng a hool
in . patriotism. It makes men and pu
tt lots. It offers opt 01 tunltlea to the am
bitious. The West Point graduate Is at
the beginning of his career when h
leaves school, lie has a short term In
the service and If he makes grod there
he can continue his education in the
schools at Foit Klley and Fort Ix-aven-worth,
and from there can advsnre to the
War college at Washington and he a part
of the staff or brains of the army. The
private has plenty of chance for advance
ment, lie can rise to be an offli er and
can make a place for himself."
FRANK, O. CARPKNTKH.
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for ItcKmg Scalps
and Falling Hair
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In fact, "l.a-Uook," In order to rid himself of his un
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It will prove to your own advantage to book your order
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THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
Is the Leading Agricultural Journal of the west. Its columns aro
filled with tho best thought of the day In matters pertaining to
the fa nu, the ranch and the orchard, and It is a factor 1d the
development of tho great wevtern country.
nimni irit hum"" '
Saturday was a great day-Monday will be greater
in our piano department. More early Christmas buyers purchased of us
Saturday than have ever done in any previous year this early for the holi
days. We expect Monday to make more sales than we did Saturday, for
we will be prepared for a greater day. Particularly pleasing to many of our
visitors was the Weiler Piano, on which we are pitting a special price of $117.
Combining low prices with easy terms
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what price we may ask, we guarantee that the price is twenty-five to thirty-three and one-third
per cent less than the prices on like qualities are demanded by others.
port of the secretary of war. Ti.' nuti.bct
In taikiiia with fieo ral Wood slio-.it a ' " " al ec oioniy.
HHt:.,i;j i.-f!vc and the reduction of the '"""""l uuct the
actually serving H a little over iJ.-jO) ul! Menu of t nll.st t.i. nt, h" :-.ohe of too effl- ' '- c.ino,.ii.i. I. .j
told, with an B'ltlmi-ized ftie:i ;th whicii ! cicncy of the Swiss vm.- plans, whereb;,
brlntia it tip to about 1W.0GO. 'n huvo I that little repi lilio i- abo;,t do put more
now less than :.voJ u'ficers and lea thati than JtMSK-t m n in la the field. Paid hr:
75.COO men. Tie piie ;tienm:i of lii j
Herman army It ijx), th.it u'
j French W.iM and of circa itriiain . '" .
W0. I.lttle fJwitzrrlutui e-n tail i .vo .i
(three hundred thousaiid iti.-u Into Hi;
field at a touch of the teles. apil butt n.
land Japan ha no .v 4'4).OcO n. n undc
Oar War flrruclh.
Am to our war aucrigth we are even
worse off. We have u militia of UO.Oot.
and the army could, upon occasion, with
out further acts of c- naref. perhaps, put
a few more thousand men into the fi'.-ld.
our fighting force, however, at b M t oij
not be made more than an i -:
should have to rtly. as e have in tiij
pat, upon volunteer trocpa made tip ot
ijuca kw w14 Uave U be trained before
! "I hpt-nt f cue
in lime: of ar -on
I'll. .'I'liit oily way
Mi-i'PliiB tile l.j.litlin:.
itiul Cat th.-ot:;;li vi. loi. A. Il . no,
we :iil ii.lilinn i.j u.ir eimu uud aiinnti.il
tii'.'i a-i ra:'.u:y as i.j.,Mi.e. unoi xi,.,:!
t.tne In HwlUei:and ct i co n ,n ...itip-ioinz V.lu; i i .f. t iiri..u
.tun uiiriug iny stay ibere met land 1 ' i ,,) iound-
i o'iitii of III- uien beIot'.!n'j to the re-Iss-iv.s.
I'.toy 1 mn in t lie country Is u
s.oitlier, and f:uly ut any moment to
go to the iv-Id. 1 have stopped at little
ln,i..i iur i:j in i he ino'jntaliis, and luvc
fjtn;d lli-ri! men who have their rifles
and complete etiulpmeiits ready for march
;nM-. I-:at!i bus hia Instruct ions as to. just
wii.it lie i to do In cuse of a teleg-iam
fioiu li.e Wur dopartiiiaiit. He l.noas
nl.ul i.'illroad stution be Is lo nu to, wiiat
truln to lilie and for what point. 'I lie
j.ia ,j aro sucli ihut, uliiujn .Swimrlaitri
I js b.u :i sn ail .ita-td'nK army, it could
lII u force of iu.W) or 300(M together
Altiijn a few cays. Eerv ce in the national
foire is compulsory and universal, those
excused ar rejected paying exuavrdinary
ft Ullllllll'lltlUil ill
our .ttoreli-jtisc-i. What wc need mo:e
ti:an unyi.ilim ci.se Just now Is Kuna
and : iiiiniiiiltiDji for ilie field artillery.
The ail'.llcry ijtins vu very coinplieald,
a. ot tney tuke lime to mike. Vou can
not I.uvo them within a few dayu upon
older. U'e need about l.tvj of thoin, and
they win eost iilt-jftetlur aoi.ielliins like
t'id.V0,wO. The ir.en wlio operate auch
rims retp.lre epccial tialnlng, ntid we
should have them Jutt he scon as possi
ble. A lo ummunltioii, we should late
1 3jU roJnia for each gun. Tins la only
one-naif the amount that the European
Reads- For M ar.
Jjuxfng ay Ulk wlUi Becreiary SUrnson
High Grade Pianos
One large oak $139
Out tolonial ouk. . ,Jj14T
Oue plaiu mahog
( )ne fniall colonial
' walnut $167
One bvuutiful Louis XIV.
Camp L Co $08
t i.lcKern.'K i. sou
Yo t: Sou . . . ,
llalnej & Co. . , . .
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