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CANAL WILL HELP
But It Will Not Contribute as
Much as Is Believed, Says
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28,-1913.
Mobile, Ala.. Oct 28. Conceding
the vast benefits that will accrue to
commerce through the opening of the)
Panama canal. Secretary Daniels told J
delegates to the Southern Commercial :
congress lan night that the opening ;
would not double the efficiency of the '
Jiavy. He denied claims that the fur-;
thcred mobility of the fleets would 1
udd io much to the sea power of the'
United Stales. lie acknowledged,
however, that such mobility would
render the navy much more efficient.
"During the long campaign to in
jure the American people to pay the
millions necessary to construct an
isthmian canal," said the secretary,
"one of the strongest arguments for
the large expenditure was that such
a canal would double the efficiency of
the navy. We were told also that
it would make for efficiency In the
trn'y and make the United States the
Jlcta'or of the Western Hemisphere'
tnd the mistress of the. seas.
"Now that the canal Is near I eg com
pletion and the day is near at hand
a hen ships will sail from San Fran
cisco to the Caribbean In about 240
hours, as against 1,824 hours It took
the Oregon to sail around Cape Horn,
we are told that the building of the
ranal demands twice as large a nary
as formerly and that control of the
canal demands a large standing army
ou the Isthmus."
Secretary Daniels referred to the
declaration of fount Maurice de
1'erlgny, a celebrated French explor
er, that "this gigantic and remarkable
work of the Vnited States is insuffi
ciently protected In military sense."
The Frenchman calculated that 25.000
men would be barely sufficient to
guard the waterway.
"Hut In these statements," Secre-I
tary Daniels continued, "as in almost
all other things, the truth lies between!
two extravagant assertions. The ca-l
nal will not double the effectiveness !
of our navy, but It will greatly In-
crease Its ability to defend every part
of the coast on the Pacific as well
as on the Atlantic. It will not vlr-;
ttially multiply the numbers of the:
nrn'r. It will make necessary fortl-'
flcations and troops, but it need not
be neprly so expansive or require one
hnlr m many troops as our distin
guished Frenchman predicts.
"No great achlevenjcut conies with
out sacrifice and cost, but the benefits!
to It derived will be worth the mod-j
rate coBt Its protection and operation!
will require In all the years to come, J
and with the expansion of trade the'
benefits w ill Increase an hundred fold i
whereas the expense will remain prac
"The Panama canal is a mammoth
carving knife that cuts and slashes i
distances In a record breaking way. i
And cutting and slashing the dis
tances between New York and San
Francisco means to revolutionize na
val, as well as commercial conditions.'
The military significance of the canal
of course is that It enables the quick
movement of the fleet In either ocean
to the other In time of war.
"It will be the most vital chord in
1hat system of transference by which
the navy of the United States can
come promptly to the support on
either coast of the local defenses. With
a competent navy, and with the canal
secured, not merely as to tenure, but
wlih guns of such range ns to insure
deployment In the open sea at either
end - a necessary condition of all sea
coast fortifications Invasion will not
lie a'ttempted, for it can lead to no
adequate results. Without the canal
It would require four months for an
Atlantic fleet to round Cape Horn into
the upper Pacific: with the canal It
will require less than four weeks."
Secretary Daniels, referring to
Spanish-American war days, lauded
the battleship Oregon's hazardous
trip of 13.4ii0 miles in record breaking
time, declaring the cruise helped
pcerfully to build the cacaL
"A few months hence," be added,
"the navy the chief cause which led
to the construction of the canal wlTT
proudly sail through tb majestic wat
erway front the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Headed by the Oregon, the imposing
fleet will teach to all the world the
t that the navy of the republic, long
anchored lu one ocean, has hoisted
anchor and Is equally at home on the
Atlantic and the- Pacific, the protector
and defender of- Atericao. honor and
"If tt be given to those who have
gtne before to look out of thy win
dows of the skies and And happiness
In the doings of this world, the hevt
of John T. Morgan will thrfll as he
sees the realization of a dream that
took him out of the lowlands of
thought and gave him the vision that
ROCK ISLAND PAVING
TO YIELD 6o
LITTEN & R0BERTS
8tcckt, Bends, Mortgages.
Peoplea National Bank Building
Rock Island. IlL
200 la I se
And they asked me how I did it.
And I gave 'em the scriptures text:
You keep your light so shining
A little ahead of the next. 9
They copied all they could follow,
'But they couldn 7 copy my mind,
And I left em sweating and stealing
A year and a half behind. n
See this Heater in
at Our Store Nov
The words of the poet above cover the point to a
.Be the imitations ever so good still they are in
ferior from the very fact that they have been pat
terned after the original.
It is many years since we designed the practical
features of the 20th Century Laurel Heater, for the
particular purpose of heating with soft coal, at the
same time overcoming every objection usually made
The many imitations of the 20th Century Laurel
Heater now offered to the public are the best possible
testimonials of its superiority.
Think of What You Can Save
Soft coal costs about one-third the price of hard
Tests prove that it contains, within a very mi
nute percentage, the same amount of heat as its
Bituminous or soft coal is most dusty to feed to
a fire and. gives off an objectionable black sooty
smoke when used in the ordinary kind of heater.
This disagreeableness is all overcome with the
use of a 20th Century Laurel Heater.
The 20th Century Laurel Heater is a veritable
"soft coal base burner" for it is every bit the equal
of a hard coal base burner in heat, comfort and
Figure the saving from the use of soft coal.
No Need of Buying an Imitation
With the many styles and size3 in which the
20th Century Laurel Heater is to be had, we are
confident you'll find one that will please your fancy
and at a price you can afford to pay.
Each stove is made as nearly perfect as superfine
materials, modern machinery and expert workman
ship can make it.
The thousands of 20th Century Laurel Heaters
in use in the homes of as many satisfied owners con
clusively proves that the 20th Century Laurel will
do all we claim for it.
How the 20th Century Laurel Heater
Operates and More Reasons for
- i M I I
The smoke from soft coal is soft coal in. the va
por (gas) state; just as steam is the vapor state of
water. If you can prevent soft coal from giving off
1 this smoke you'll agree that we get more heat and at
the same time use less fuel.
The patented fire-pot of the Twentieth Century
Laurel Heater was designed for this purpose to
consume the gases which go to make smoke.
This fire-pot in connection with the Laurel regis
ter grate conducts the draft to the fire only through
the slots. '
The Way the Fire Burns
The register grate being always closed (except
when removing ashes) the air is forced to enter the
slots in fire-pot which causes the coal to burn entire
ly around the outside toward the center. The fire
burning in this manner encloses the green coal in a
circle of intense heat, causing it to throw off its gas
es and to coke the coal ahead of it.
These gases uniting with the heated air enter
ing from the hot blast ring form a highly combust
ible substance which is readily consumed by the fire.
So the 20th Century Laurel Heater, by the way in
which the fire is made to burn, does not pi-oduce any
black, sooty smoke.
The slots in the fire-pot also ventilate it, which
insures lasting qualities and are so made that they
cannot clog with ashes.
We guarantee the 20th Century Laurel Heater
slotted fire pot for .five years but with ordinary use
should last a lifetime.
The hottest part of the fire being always against
the fire-pot makes the Laurel Heater a great floor
No dust or dirt can get into your rooms when ad
ding fuel to the 20th Century Laurel Heater. The
Laurel pouch feed door prevents this. This pouch
feed is formed by a swing panel and an inclined
shelf. The panel is suspended at its two highest cor
ners, and when coal is laid on the shelf the weight
forces back the panel the coal is deposited on the
fire the panel comes to position, and not a bit of
dust or dirt of any kind has escaped from the heater.
If it is desired to burn wood, the pouch shelf
can be drawn out, which gives ample room to add
To prevent the mica in the door from becoming
smoked it is pi-otected by a fine brass gauze. By
wiping off this gauze at "frequent intervals your
heater will always present a cheerful appearance.
There is also an automatic poker door for stirring
the fire and breaking coke formations. . ,
"Moral Buy a Laurel"
"Is this stobr a good baker ?"
"It cannot help but be, Madam, and I'll toll
you why: lt"s a 'Lanrel,' as you see, and the
company making the 'Laurel' have made a
specialty for years and years of what we call
the twin-flue construction and they've brought
it to absolute perfection.
"Now when you want to heat a Laurel oven
you clo?c the damper. The heat then travels
down first flue, circles around oven bottom
anil rises through second flue, every particle
of heat being used in the stove instead of be-
ins wasted up the smoke pipe.
"Now ia a range with the ordinary flue con
struction, the oven is heated very unevenly.
"Vo'i jsee. in the ordinary range the heat
Just haii envelops the oven, whereas in the
l.nurel it fairly wraps Itself around and up
and down and across the oven before it goes
into the chimney loops the loop you might
say. And that means a uniformly heated oven
QUICK and the good baker you're looking
for A LAUREL." .
"Can I heat all of the top without
heatini w the rest of the rang!?"
"Yes, and you know what that means, es
pecially in hot weather when you want to do
your cooking or ironing with the least possible
"You will see if you look carefully that our
twin-flue construction allows for readily drop
ping damper thereby shutting out the heat
from all other parts cf the range but the top.
"This feature is found in LAUREL Ranges
"Can all the heat be centered on the
reserboir if hot water is wanted quick
ly?" "That is another splendid feature of the
LAUREL Twin-flue construction. All the heat
from the f.re ran be circulated right around
the reservoir of any LAUREL Range.
as quickly as
"Jt's called a quick heating
cause it will heat water nearly
a teakettle will.
"The heat in the LAUREL patented reser
voir is forced to circulate directly beneath it
when the reservoir damper is opened.
"Remember this is a patented feature and is
found exclusively on LAL'UEL rtnngcs."
"Ail rangs art claimed to b? fuel sab
ers but does this ranie really savsfuu ? "
"Madam, a LAUREL range, will positively
sa'e one-third of your fuel. And again we
have to thank the' LAUREL, twin-flue construc
tion for this saving.
"It is responsible for keeping the heat in a
LAUREL one-third of the time longer than it
stays in the ordinary ranee. In other words,
l'pgt that Is usually wasted up the chimney
by other kinds of ranges is all used in a LAU
REL. "Making fuel do one-third more work is
surely a saving of it."
"What kind of fuel can I burn in th's
"There isn't anything that'll burn In a stove
at all that you can't burn In the LAUREL,
Ma'am. Hard coal, soft coal, wood, coke and
you'll find some features about the LAUREL
grate bars that are especially good.
"LAUREL ranges are equipped with duplex
grates which are reversible for coal and wood.
"Notice also the oval fire-box which pre
vents your fire getting dead in the corners as
was often the case in square fire boxes. Notice
also the depth of this fire box. and that no lit.
ing rest is used on which ashes can collect,
and thus cut off free circulation of air back of
the fire-back." '
ing as n, brace and absolutely preventing sny .
warping or cracking which is eo common with
oven bottoms in most ranges."
"Will the neks! remain bright?"
"You've evidently seen some ranges on. which
the nickel has turned yellow. Well, I eon tell
you the nickel on the LAUREL Range will
never do that for the simple reason that the
nickel-plating is dono by the bost process;
there is a method of nickeling resorted to by
some makers, which is cheaper to do and
looks just as good for a short time hut the.
makers of the LAUREL certainly do not resort
to such a trick for a paltry saving wuich would
jeopardize their reputation. So I can reassu o
you on that."
"Is this a good make?"
"You mean is it a well-made stove? It surely
is. It's made by The Art Stove Company of
Detroit, Mich., one of the very largest manu
facturers of stoves and furnaces in the worla.
They have factories and foundries covering
acres and acres of ground and LAUREL
STOVES are widely known all over tha conti
nent. "LAUREL STOVES have many exclusWo
features of construction which you would
scarcely care about going into because they're
very technical. One is the fart that The Art
Stove Company uses only Wellsville Polished
Steel in LAUKEL Steel Ranges. That, of
course, doesn't mean anything to you because
you're not familiar with the hteel industry but,
as a matter of fact, it means Just about what
'Sterling' does on Silver."
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U I i I J
"Is it guaranteed?'
"Will the bottom of th's open
like most ranges I habe seen?"
"No, it cannot for the reason that th con
struction of our twin-flue is so planned as to be
placed under neath the center of the oven, act-
"I was Just going to say that If. you nave
any questions to ak on the reliability of work
manship and materials of the LAUREL they
are answered by the LAUREL guarantee,
backed up by Summerfleld's personal guaran
tee. "You can't go wrong If ou choose a LAU
A Biautifcl 7-piece C
set o! "Wearevfr" S
with every Laarel Range
51.00 A WEEK
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