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DEFENDS THE NAVY
Though the Navy is Strong lie Inti.
mates that the Future Poliey will
be to Make it Stronger.
New York, May 15.-Oillcers of the
Atlantic fleet gathered here tonight at
a dinner In their honor heard Secre
tary Josephus Daplels defend the navy
as efficient and prepared for war and
promise that the Administration, with
the support. of the people, would make
it more powerful and more efficient.
Mr.'Daniels answered the navy's crit
ics, particularly the National Security
League, which recently made public
an open letter declaring that investi
gation disclosed that the navy was
inadequate and unprepared for war.
"With the . praise of a great city
ringing in our ears," sad the Secre
tary, "with our mighty ships in all
their splendid strength lying just out
side; in this hour of natural and par
donable exultation in our great naty.
as the head of that navy I feel it right
to utter a word of warning 'lest we
forget' to those who may feel inclined
to rest too sure on this visible and
outward display of our strength and
at the same time to speak a word of
promise and cheer to those who, per
haps, have looked' too despondently
upon the task that still lies before us
in our efforts to reach as near as pos
sible to perfection.
"Our navy is good; it is not good
enough. With your help, as long as I
am Secretary of the Navy, we will all
try to make it bVtter. The navy is
strong; it is not strong enough. With
the help of the whole American peo
ple, with the help of a Congress and
an administration thoroughly com
ilitted to the policy of 'taking leave to
be strong upon the seas' we will make
it stronger. This review is not the
end of a century's labors. We do not
nere exhibit our completed work.
Rather, we here begin a new era, sup
ported by the Chief Executive and by
an enlightened and progressive Con
gress, which gave evidence of its
faith in a strong navy by the passage
of the best navy bill in the history of
your country. -
"We are entering upon an era of
progress such as the navy has never
known before, whose keynote will be
onward and whose watchword will be
forward-an era marked by the lifting
of our navy out of politics and by the
subordination of all things afloat or
ashore to the elliciency of the fleet in
order that by our very strength we
may be able to demand the right to
live at peace with all the world.
KIDNEY TROUBLE CAUSES
Sixteen years ago I was taken sick
with Kidney trouble and suffered ter
ribly for three months. I (lid not work
during this time and was mostly con
fined to the bed. After using other
remedies I finally tried a bottle of
Swamp-Root. I immediately began to
feel better, and after using seven fif
ty-cent bottles, was entirely cured and
have had no Kidney trouble since. I
can truly say that I owe my good
health to Swamp-Root. You may pub
Ish. tils letter for the benteft for oth
er peopile amlictced as I was withl tihe
hope of bringing to thleir attentionl
this most wvonderful remedy.
Yours very truly,
36 S'pruce St. Watem'vil , Mlaine.
State of Mlaine
Kennebec, County, 58,
Personally appe1 'ed th above nam
ed Hattie A. Quim , w o subscribed
above statement an n dec oathl that
the same Is trute in 1 stanlce andl in
Anna M1. Drummond.
Authorized to administer oaths, etc.
IDr. Kilmer &Co,
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Send ten cents to Dr. K.ilmer & Co.,
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vertiser. Rlegular fIfty-eentt and( one0
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METT"S' LOSES 1N OIREENVILL1E.
Dav id H. ITrax let' Namuted ats Postmauts
ter ont NominatIon of Smtith and
Washington, May ii .---President
Wilson today ntamied DavId II. Tlrax
ler' as postmaster "4 Greenlle, up
on the recommendation of Senators
-Tillman and Smlith.
Fo)rmler Rlepresetativye Josephl T.
Johntson some nmoths ago recotm
mlendied William D. Metts for posttmas
ter at GreenvIlle. Considerable oppo)
sition to Mr,. Metts dleveilped ont the
luart of certain citizens in Greenville,
one result of which wvas a suit for
libel. The postmaster gener'al, after
considering the situation, decided, inl
vIew of the fact that the Fourth dis
trict Is without representation in the
honse, to recommend the appointment.
Tis was done today and t he president
made the appointment. The tact that
both senators endorsed Mr. Traxier
makes his confirmation, practically
Mr. Trailer aji4 Senator 10. D.
Smig .spenlt syesterda. pee
.Dyil9 TraxhpF 55. ,pges put of.
the Traxler Real Estate company and
has always taken a stand for the up
building of Ureenville.
JI00SEV EL' FAVORS ACTION.
WoAld have Commereial Intercourse
with Germany Forbidden and with
Syracuse, N. Y., May 11.-Former
President Theodore Roosevelt tonight
made a plea for prompt action by the
United States on account of the Lusi
tania disastor, while commenting on
President Wilson's speech of last night
to a gathering of naturalized Amer
ieans in Philadelphia. Col Roosevelt
wvs particularly interested in that
part of the president's speech in which
Il" latter referred to "such a thing
as a man being too proud to fight,"
aid "a nation being so right that it
does not need to convince others by
force that it is right."
"I think that China is entitled to
draw all the comfort she can from
this statement," said Col. Roosevelt,
"and it would be well for the United
States to ponder seriously what the
effect upon China has been of man
aging her foreign affairs during the
last fifteen years on the theory thus
"If the United States is satisfied
with occupying some time in the fu
t.re the precise international position
that China now occupies, then the
United States can afford to act on this
theory. But it cannot act on this the
ory if it des!rcs to retain or regain the.
position won for it under Washington
and the men who in the days of
Abraham Lincoln wore the blue under
Grant and the gray under 'Lee.
"I very earnestly hope that he will
act promptly. (The proper time for
deliberation was prior to sending the
message that our government would
hold Germany to a 'strict accounta
bllity' if it did the things which it has
now actually done.
"The 150 babies drowned on the
Lositania, the hundreds of women
drowned with them-scores of these
unomen and children Americans-and
the American ship, the Gulflight, which
was torpedoed, offer an eloquent coim
n'entary on the actual working of the
theory that it is not necessary to as
sert rights and that a iolicy of blood
and iron can with efficacy be met with
a policy of blood and water.
"I see it stated in the dispatches
from Washington that Germany now
offers to stop the practice of murder
on the high seas committed in viola
tion of the neutral rights she is
pledged to preserve, if we will now
abandon further neutral rights, which
by her treaty she has solemnly pledg
cd to ce that we exereise w ithout
mociles at ion.
"Such a proposal is n-., even enti
tlad' to an answer. Tihe r'nnruia':tuore
amA aimpment of arms an-l amnini
tion i'6 aav belligerct 14 n:jrrlu or Ill
moral, according to the use to which
the arms and munitions are to lie put.
If ti(y are to be used to prevent the
ruc.. .3 of hideous wo.r.s lnill!t. I ca
;elgium, then it is immoral to ship
them. If they are to be used for the
redress of those wrongs and the res
toration of Belgium to her deeply
wronged and unoffending p~eople, then
it is eminently moral to send them.
* Without 24 hours delay this coun
tr'y should and could take effective
a ction bw declaring that in viewv of
Germany's murderous offenses against
the rights of neutrals all commerce
with Germany shall be forthwith for
bidden and all commerce of severy
k.nud permittedl and~ encoumragedl with
Fr'ance, England and the rest of the
"Thuis would not be a declaration of
war1. it would merely prevent munmi
tions of war being senit to a power
whbich by its condcit has shiown' wil
ilngness to use mniti ions for thle
tlauightler of offending mhen, women
"Ido not blie lve that thle firim as
stion toif Our r'ighits means wvar, but
it is well to renimeme there arie
tinils u orse than wvar.
"'Let us ats a nation unlder'stand~ that
i'(aceQ is wVorthby only wh'len it Js the
hanid maiden of internatioinal r'ight
cousness andl of pational self-re
tilgy' of lKalser'.
Rome, Mlay 15.*-.('Via Paris.) May
Iit D-Iemonstrators this mnorning pa
r'adedi with an effigy r'epresentinig the
G;er'mlan Emporer. The crowvd was uin
ablle to r'esist the ipolice, and rather
than surrender the effigy, buried it
among frantic excitement.
In Favor of War.
Naples, Mlay 15.--Two thousand stu
dents made ti demonstration today in
favor of wvar. Tlhe police tried to dis
per'se them, and several on both sides
"About a year ago my three boys
had whooping cough and I found
Chambel'lain's Cotfgh Reonedy the on
ly one that Would felieve their cough
ing and Whooiling spelrs. I dontidhted
this romea; ~ y . gprpriseg.to
~tyble rookatil1 4 f. Iia e
by alldoeer " -- '
Wins Test Over 40 Cars
Result of the great Yale University Sheffield Scientific School Test.
Of the forty automobiles tested at the famous Sheffield Scientific School
laboratory the Maxwell stands first in economy of Gasoline consumption.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
iHEFFIELD SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL
NEW HAVEN. CONNECTICUT
iMay 1st 1915.
The Biever Motor Car Oompany,
1079 Chapel Street
New Haven, Conn.
I am enclosing report of test of your Maxwell automobile recently nade in
I should like to add the following oommntes
1. RELIABILITY OF TEST.
A preliminary test was made on April 19th, using a new car Which was rather
stiff. - The showing was so good that we decided to make a second test. This was made
on April 30th, using same car. On this test, the oar showed less stiffness and the
performance was better than on the first oar. The second test was supervised by our
most careful experts, and the results, I believe to be perfootly reliable.
The efficiency of the Maxwell automobile as indicated by the number of miles
on a level roads is exceptionally high. This mileage record is better than that of any
one of forty automobiles tested in our laboratory to date.
3. MOTOR PERQRMANOE.
The efficiency of the motor and carburetor as indicated by the pounds of ga.
oline used per hour per horse-power at rear tires, is exceedingly good, and indicates
very perfect carburetor action over the whole range of speed and load. This record
like that on miloago per gallon. is the best one that we have had.
Very truly yours,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ECHANIOAL ENGINEERING.
The table furnished by the Yale Sheffield Scientific School
Powcr and Fuel test made on high gear of Maxwell stock Touring Car on compara
Schvl alelroads by Pirofessors E. H. Lockwood and T. Q. Boyer, Sheffield Scientific
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2. O n r o a i v r M t r C r C . e a e
3. Dae o te tA rl 0t, 1 1
4. W i h fc r w t rv r20 0 ls
12. Crueo .D
13. Into atr n im ant
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