Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 10, 1911, EDITORIAL, Page 5, Image 21
T1K OMAHA StWDAY HKK: DKCKMBKK- Id. Millions Needed for Arms and Ammunition Fhnne Pons;. ?m. Utmost tyle Always 4f '. M . ' : 1lflJ I -arf qiW 2TT M!TlQ7r ' 1 V 1 ( ' lift vlllllipi u ' BJJJI1WIWHW IMIUIIIWWBMWfPHi' J.: ill. JJI.WWIWP 1'H.IMWPlJiJJ' I I JWIHUiLM I - www - .11 .TJ fE2TZSAZ . &CffttBZ WPGZ W iCopyrlght. 1911, by Fmtik O. Carpenter.) 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 pieces. 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 the nation. 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 ular army. 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 to otheir.." .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 movements. 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, bald he: "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. The Best Treatment for ItcKmg Scalps and Falling Hair La -Book to Go Out of Ladies9 Tailor ing Business In the meantime he will (JJJ make up ladies stunning- hP i ly tailored suits for as little as "l.a-liook," whose name, you have alnata associated with nil that Is good In Ladles' Tailoring, la about to "go out" ot tho liuainoHs, and will make some exceptionally attractive In ducements lo ladies ordering stills NOW. In fact, "l.a-Uook," In order to rid himself of his un usually largo stock of woolens, findings, etc., will make up a moet swagger tailored suit at aj low as $65, It will prove to your own advantage to book your order AT ONCH, If you would havo a typical "La-Hook" Biilt at a UUICATIA undermined price, for the shops will become a orltahle hen hive when oncn thin $5'i offer gets noised about. "ha-Mook," when his slock will have been closed out 1 oiiipletely. Is to embark in another line of business right hoto In Omaha, and lu a line where he must by all meaus retain his former palronv Therefore, to obtain your good will for the future, It Is only natural. that La-Rook will make a better, more stylish and handsomer fitting suit than ever before. Make a note of It La-Book tailored suits low as too. Located in Webster-Sunderland Bldg., N. E, Cor. 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Not- V: 1 17 Every reader of this paper 1 earnestly urged ill to embrace this rare opportunity to learn, fr J chart, how to acquire and retain a healthy 1 scalp, cultivate a luxuriant growth of hair, and 1 restore faded or gray hair to its natural rich oolor. Tho information given is worth hunJnit dollars n a n w rtn fflirt4 writk floor IrnilK I Thsne great Isetares, fonr In number, contain Jat the Information every woman wants and no woniau should b without low ears for tat imlp and Ar. In plain, almpls. understandable langiisge thst dsseribe the varion analp ditordsrs. lha seatof allhalr troubles, so that after reading thsmvnn will know juttexaetly whatis wrong witn -vourtnalp and hair, end ( lesat tm. AIM how to hHnmf .ia.ln IrfOtinna. And svntti theflsnserof SrSV and srrnt.ly hair. 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K. obmldt and Bebaefer Oat rrlea Orur Btoro. parked U enclosed In yonr letter, A ' DR. NOTTS withstanding Cuticura soap and ointment are sold everywhere, those wishing to try this irrsimrni may 00 so wunoui ei penis hy sending toTutlcnra.' Iept. ft D, Boston, Mass.. for a free sample of Cuticura soap and oint ment, wiU 3i-p, book on tho skin and scalp. 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 on pianos of real high quality is proving the greatest drawing card in our business. No matter 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 arms. 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 lon' UK" 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 armies carr'." Reads- For M ar. Jjuxfng ay Ulk wlUi Becreiary SUrnson i High Grade Pianos One large oak $139 Oho niiipsivo liialiognuy $140 Out tolonial ouk. . ,Jj14T Oue plaiu mahog nny ;...?138 ( )ne fniall colonial ' walnut $167 One bvuutiful Louis XIV. mahogany 109 Used Pianos Wheat 45 Vruish $08 Mueller g5 Camp L Co $08 t i.lcKern.'K i. sou Kimball Yo t: Sou . . . , Klrabail llalnej & Co. . , . . AlcFrall 1T 8100 8100 t . For the Economical THE WEILER "The Piana for the Masses" Brand new, right from the (at tory, a thoroughly good pis no, handsome, durable, tuneful and guaranteed for teu years by tbe factory, on sale during our iireat Holiday reposition, l S117. The greatest piano value ever offered. Kludly look at them. v 117 HAYDEN BRO An Unequalled Array of High Grads Pianos Kverett, Knabe Uros., Soliuier, Kiaclier, Kstey, Clilrk erlnn Iti-OM., Weguian, Price A Teeple, l.tiill, Milton, Hchat. fer, H. 1. Nelson, Kbe-o!o, Weiler, Stcrk, liavcnnott il Trncy, Hinitli A lUrues, UrlnL. erhoff. It. & 8. Howard, Htnlllt & I'ariies.