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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. MARCH 29. 100T.
ver Held in Daven
ormer Drake ITxirniture
Worth of the Choicest
are ruthlessly thrown on the market Quick money is the object former prices
lost sight of It will pay you to buy now High Grade Goods are placed on a par
with the cheap as far as the price is concerned You never bought Draperies as
cheap as they are being sold here now.
324-326-328 Brady St.
ARGUMENT FOR MORE MEN
: AND SHIPS FOR U. S. NAVY
For tin' purpose of informing t Ii;?
public as to the n;ivy and the work :f
the naval recruitins; service, the fol
lowing has been sent out from ill"
iJnvcuport recruiting oilice:
The far sighted policy of being pre
pared for an emergency has never
b en in such strong evidence as todav.
when we read the carne.-t recommen
dations of the president and the navy
department to increase the number an.l
ellieiencv of new war shins. The recom
mendations are timely, for it may be
th:kt the wealth and possessions of this
country art; regarded with covetous
eyes. Nations are rivals in a commer
cial way; they continually strive for
the markets of each other, and me"t
iug each in competition they some-
limes furnish thiir diplomats with
causy tor worry and concern. The
weak and deficient, nation must suffer
either a loss of its dignity, or a mate
lia loss through resistance, or maybe
An nation, and especially the lrni'
ed States, must bo fully prepared to
protect itself in any emergency, if ;he
commercial expansion of the country is
tn continue. !m:, almost, every da
comments may he Heard that the navy
is already large enough for practic.i!
purposes, anil (bless the blind confi
dence evinced 1 Americans believe
their fighting men can "whip their
weight in wild cats."
Much of tlie opposition to nr.val ex
pansion comes from the middle we-r.
where conditions are entirely doniessi."".
and little thought is devoted to til"
need of warships; in fact a bluejacket
in uniform is stared at. as a curiosity.
To expand the navy is purely a pre
cautionary mea.-ure in a business pron
c.sition. It is a good argument, for
peace. No business man would care
to have his wares or his home insuf-
ncicuuy protected; the same precau
tion must, apply to a nation. To stand
still is to retrograde. Forward, and
still forward, is the American destiny,
and the navy must lead the way.
There is an overshadowing menace
to the efficiency of our splendid navy
m : :
In the Name of Sense,
that good common sense
of which all of us have a
share, how can you continue
to buy ordinary soda crackers,
stale and dusty as they must
be, when for 5 you can get
fresh from the oven, protected
from dirt by a package the
very beauty of which makes
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
because of the insuHicient number
"the man behind the gun." Congress
has declined to provide for oili.-eis
and nun to man all the ships uo,y
building and authorized, claiming
there is a suortage in the number of
men already authorized. This condi
tion is not only true but alarming
A"lr.it. must become of the ships w "
cannot man? .Must they be placed i,i
"cold storage" until such times as
needed? Of what, use are they if w
are called upon to use them? Sailors
cannot bo whipped into u.-oable (pian
tity like volunteer soldiers; they inn 4
be thoroughly and patiently trained r:
become dependable. Russia had plenty
ot ships and plenty ot men. but t:"
.laps had the training. American??
should wake up and think n bit. Sup
pose this government found it neces
sary to commission every available
ship, and call for volunteers to man
itiem: tnmi; ot me nrst conseniu tic".;.
if you can, and shudder, for the lands
man, alt hough patriotic and full of
fight, could not. tell the difference be
tween :i row lock and a top light. Mr.
I'usy Merchant in the far off interior,
engrossed wit Ii peaceful trade and traf
fic is rarely a student of national pr
tective needs, and thoughtlessly tells
his congressman, "no use to increase
naval expenses: we have as good
navy as we need; let well enough
alone." I'esides, he never thinks tlvt
good men are needed too. Si ill. that
same merchant, would expect a perfect t
inaval equipment should it be needed.
The shortage of naval recruits has
caused some investigation by the navy
department as to the reason. It i ; not.
on account of the pay. because the pay
is good, and increase's with promotion,
which is rapid. At the average age of
enlistment the recruit cannot earn as
much at a trade as in the navy, be
cause lie is only old enough to bo ap
prentice to a journeyman. There must
be other reasons for shortage in enlist
ment, and few of them are not hard to
The principal reason why young men
do not enlist more freely is becaus-;
there is a general lack of knowledge
of life and conditions in the navv. If a
boy in the interior of the country tells
a companion he would like to go to
sea, it is generally in whispers; such
is the apparent mystery and ignorance
of the service. It has been said that
more than one judge has recommended
wayward youths to enlist in the navy
to avoid punishment for offenses. What,
a pity that such alleged reference is
mane, inougmtessiy, to tne navy as a
lefonnatory. As a matter of fact, it
is impossible for a youth charged with
offense against the law to obtain ad
mission to the navy. It would be an
injustice to the other boys, and a det-
emu occasions." just like a girl euKT
i::g :i nunnery. It is too bad that citi
zens far removed from tie seaboard
r.irelv understand that the Vnited
S.'ates navy is certainly an institution I beautifying other
for the higher education of the youths
of the country. Net all parents can
afford to send their sons to college for J
the higher education. I Jut win n it be-
comes general. v Known that hoys en
tering the navy have cartful training'
i.i mind and b dy, are tati 'ht a trade,
acquire the polish duo to ti.ml. and at
tiie same time dtaw liberal pay, then
oar ships of the navy cannot accom
modate all who would apply for such
Congress and the navy department
have made the service in the navy so
attractive and beneficial that any boy
would be ambitious to enlist for four
years, and any father or mother worn 1
be proud to have a son wear the uni
form. Life in the navv is full of ac
tivity. A boy's training is thorough
and complete, while he has lots of time
for play and recreation. He also has
opportunity to visit his home on fur
lough ;.t regular intervals, with full
Americans who :;re ignorant of the
ereat advantages to be derived by any
boy in the navy, tray safely advocate
tin.' increase in ships and enlisted men.
Beauty Doctors Endorse Herpicide.
Women who make a business of
women come pretty
near knowing what will bring about
the best results. Here are li-'t-r;
I rem two concerning Herpicide:
"I can recommend Newbr.j's 'Herpi
cide.' as it stopped my hair from lad
ing out: and as a dressing it has no
"(Signed) I'.erlha A. Tniliinger.
"Complexion Specialist ,
"L".'1 o Morrison St.. Portland. Ore."
"After using one bottle of 'Herpicide'
my hair has stored falling out. an 1
my scalp is entirely free from dan
druff. "(Signed) Crace Dodge.
"1!..r Sixth St.. Portland, Ore."
Sold by leading druggist-;. Send U-
in stamps for sample to The Ilerpicil
Co., Detroit, Mich. Two sizes, ."iec and
T. H. Thomas, special agent.
Loans on furniture, pianos,
horses, wagons, etc., with
Fair rates, confidential deal
ings and courteous treatment.
Fidelity Loan Co., Mitchell &
Lynde Block, Room 38, Rock
Island. Telephone West 514.
New Telephone 6011.
The secret, of fashionable beauty. I
asked the question of a noted beauty
specialist. "In order to be round, ro'.y.
plump, very pretty and stylish, take
llollister's Rocky Mountain Tea." .'.3
cents. T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
Loss of Power
To Digest Food,
72 Busy Stores
Factory to You
8 Buy Easter Clothing Now
The most Important function of the
organs of the body is the digestion and
assimilation of food, and in this pro- i
cess is consumed an enormous quantity)
of nervous energy. j
As the result the moment disorders
of the nerves arise, digestion is impair-! Q
ed, and the very source . of health, I Jj? 1
strength and vitality interfered with. I J
To prevent physical bankruptcy the O
nervous system must bo built up by :
outside aid such as the use of Dr. A. W.
Chase's Nerve Pills, a preparation com
posed of the very elements of Nature
which go to form new blood and nerve I
Besides this restorative influence on
the whole system. Dr. A. W. Chase's
Nerve Pills have an Immediate and di
rect effect on the digestive system. They
stimulate the nerves of taste and in
duce a good flow of saliva to aid diges
tion. They excite the glands of the stom
ach and produce a plentiful supply of
gastric digestive fluids. Dr. A. W.
Chase's Nerve Tilis. 50 cts a box, at all
riment to the service. Even some edi- dealers, or Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine
tors seriously publish news of enlist-! Co., Buffalo, N. T.
ment at recruiting stations as "sol- HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
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Don't wait 'till later to buy Spring Clothing
Get what you want right here tomorrow i
You don't need money ; just tell the sales person
to charge it and pay later in small divided payments
Of $1.00 a wee!:.
We sell C!c'Iiin;, Uats and Shoes for
Men, Women mid Children on easy Credit
at Cash Store Prices.
In variety of styles and in elegance of workmanship
our New Spring stock cannot be surpassed.
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD.
No matter in what town you Eve
you can buy Men's and Youth's
Suits, Topcoats, Raincoats, and
Trousers by Mail on easy raymerrts
direct from our factory. State what
garments yawant and whether for
Man or Youth, and we will send you
samples, prices and terrtrf
MENTER & ROSENBLOOM CO.
FACTORY B Rocbartcr. N. Y.
11T2 VP e st Second St.
Dave rip 3it, Iowa