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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1913.
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Massive Library Table
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plank emlH ard heavy top, lare
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of !.'M quaM'y .Vi. n an quarferpj
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Sumffierfiefd's New Auto Hood, Steel
Side, Collapsible Go-Carts
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flniphPd roldn, f'in-ed or Early Eug
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HI nolatpred In frenuins Sparish or
olive leather. Very
special at only
Why pay fancy prices for sewlnj Bar
chines when v.e save you all agenl'u
commission. Here you buy a machlr.s
stripped of all extra profits This ma
china 13 guaranteed for 10 years and
is complete with all necessary at
tachments and our price Q-fl A pjf
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be found. Every objectionable feature la eliminated.
See the new soft spring bed, no more Jolting and,
shaking up of Baby this cart 1m as soft as a cradls
and la a beauty Steel Rides crd t Ids v. 1th one mo
tion. We defy competition on this cart It's In a
class all lt'a o wn,
comes in all colors
United States' Greatest Men
Unite to Prepare Adequate
HOLD IT PEACE INSURANCE
Reforms for Regular Troops and Na
tional Guard Are Set in
Wflsh'r.ptor. V. C. April $. An
nouncement was made yppterdav (f
the coiiipl"ti;i: "f the organization of
rr a U v acd ee how much it
will lu !; yo';. Take a bcttle home t
Ei:d shrubs. Order no-v from the r)av
erport NursT. tast t.f . -t
s;itct. v J 3 laiii:cape p a; iit mug.
PUone North S430 Y.
th Army league of the t'nited States
;nd cf Its purp-jsa to hold a conven
tion in Washington n necember. At
th's wt!t. the p-l- . of The league
1 be formulated aiiU lha methods of
tts extension outlined.
The Army league of the United
States embraces among lt officers
some of the most distinguished men
iu the couutry, Including two ex-presl-dents.
two ex secretaries of war, an
ex secretary of state, two ambassa
dors, two former amba?saaors, inre
lioutfnant aencrals, who were once
(hief of fat; the adjutant generals
i f :8 ftates, the president of the Uni
ersities of Chicago, Harvard, Tale,
Trinceton ard C aliforian, the former
provost of the X'niverslty of Pennsyl
Vit.ia, Enctors. authors, editors and
other men of national prominence In
different alks of life.
One of the principal object of the
kae i" is to promote tan welfare of
the nKtiot.al guard and obtain legisla
tion 'hat T.l bring th organized mili
tia in-o clcsr rr'ations with and make
it a strongpr a.j';nct of the regular
army in tir.n s of war.
The purposes of the league, broadly
1. To collect and make public to-f-rma'ion
respecting 'he condition, or
rar.irut.o!: and cqrpmenr of the Unit
ed ?:at.s, a.rroy und the organized
2. To mrke kr.own the tnith concern
ing them and the points wherein they
re., :e to be bettered, in order to con-
a mili'ary force su h as "he;
A:i:e:i(a;i nai'on ouht to postess. j
3. To arouse public interest and In- J
duce co-operation in all matters tend
ing to aid. improve or derelop the
efficiency of the land forces of the
t'nited States, whether regular, mili
tia, volunteer or reserve.
So influential haa been the Navy
league In the upbuilding of the Ameri
can navy that the promoters of the
Army league are encouraged to be
lieve that with the growth of the Army
league will come better preparedness
of the army for war.
It Is cot the purpose of this league
to create a large standing arm or
to preach militarism, but its object is
the development of an Intelligent pub
lic opinion as to American military
necessities to disseminate correct In
formation regarding actual military
deficiencies in the United States and
to point out a method of correcting
them which shall be entirely in har
mony wl-h the nation's institutions.
The promoter of the kague believe
the United States should have a reg
ular army strong enough to meet the
emergencies of the hour and that back
of it. engaged in their civic pursuits,
should be a sufficient number cf train
ed citizens to augment this army to
a force adequate to meet the require
ments of war with a first class power.
The Army laue will attempt to im
press on the people the views of those
who are enrolled in its membership
that all citizens have a certain military
as well as, a civic responsibility, end
thpt thy shouid prepare themselves
as fully as Dotsible to c rcharge h's
responsibility la an efficient meaner;
that preparedness ii the beet insur
ance against war. and that this can
only be effected in time cf peace.
1 he Army loattue, in directing it6"
efforts to obtain h.i adequate and effi
cient military force will favor:
.1 Adequate regular army, organ
ized militia and reserves as the best
guaranty of peace.
2. An economically administered
3. Military forces for the nation
and not for local interests.
4 . Legislation to encourage a re
serve aud organized militia as auxil
iaries to thp regular army.
5. A reserve composed of officers
and men who have received sufficient
trtinirg previously to make them an
efficient force at the beginning cf hos
pitalities. H LOW PROtiR M.
The !eag.;e has a long gis'ative
program. Among other measures It
ill support will be bills to increase
the personnel of the army an'l national
guard through a reformed system of
promotion fsr officers; to render tho
organized militia available when the
reg-ulir zrniy is insufficient for mili
tary operations with provisions for
suitable pay; to extei.d the combined
maneuvers for the reular trmy and
organized militia in iarger forces than
hereto'ore, approaihing as nearly as
possible to war conditions; to provide
adequate ceaccaet troops and re
serves, both regular and militant, and
to revise the laws relating to the rail
ing out and ore:i!zctin o? volun'een.
i Tnp k-a;-i -u-jn use. ltB jrf.uM--ee
j fcr the betterment of the individual
enliBted man; to urge that proper re
spect be shown his uniform; to see
i iimi ue ib appreciaiea in nis irue tiiar
1 acter as a self-respecting and valu
able citizen and to foster the military
Epirit In universities, colleges and
schoois, both military and otherwise,
and to organize the carets, who attain
a certain military profficiency into one
of the lines of defense of the United
Officers of the league declare that
the extravagant waste both in men
and money which has characterized
American military affairs since 1T91
is beyond belief. They ansert that
in all probability not oi;e American in
100,000 has any conception of the con
ditions which have obtained for mora
than 120 years owing to a lack of a
cor.sistent and properly thought out
policy for the army.
Since 1791 the war department has
cost $7,134,050,636, and pensions $4,
427.400.234. In every war in which
the United States has been engaged,
the league's officers say, it has been
compelled to use two and one-half sol
diers to every one adversary.
Never in our history have we been
prepared for war, they add, and to
empicy untrained material is always
dangerous and expensive.
The officers of the Amy learue are:
Presiden W'lliam C. Endicott, son
cf the perretary of war during Mr.
Cleveland's first administration.
Vice Presidents P.ebert E. Lee,
gTandson of General Robert E. Lee
Robert Racnn, former secretary of
stale and ambassador to France, and
Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president
of the University of California.
Secretary Frederic L. Huidekoper,
well known military writer.
Treasursr William B. Hibbs,
The list of honorary vice presidents
is extraordinary and includes soma
of the most prominent and representa
tive men in the country, among them
Iars Anderson, American ambassa
dor to Japan.
Lieutenant. General John C. Bats,
retired, former chief of staff United
Brigadier General 0. R. Boardman,
adjutant general national guard of
Governor Joseph M. Brown of
IJeutenant General Adna R. Chaffee,
retired, former chief of staff Unitec
Hobart C. ChatBld Taylor of Chi
Jacob M. Dickinson, former secre
tary of war.
George W. C. Drexel, former editor
of the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
Senator Henry A. Du F'ont of Dela
ware. - Major General Grenville M. Dodge.
W. Cameron Forbes, governor gen
eral of the Philippines.
Curtis Guild, American ambassador
Dr. Arthur T. Hadiey, president of
Dr. John Hibben, president of
Clark Howell, editor of the Atlanta
Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, president
of the University cf Chicago.
Dr. A, Lawrence Lowell, prebiden'
of Harvard univettfi'y.
Brigadier General George yv. M:Coy
adjutant general national guard o:
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