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AVAILABLE LAND FORCES OF U. S.
NOW NUMBER 265,000 MEN, BUT THERE'S 22,000,000 NEAR Available organized land lorces ot the United States today amount, roughly, to ‘2d.>,000 oiTicers and men, made up ot* 1‘J*>.000 regulars and . 10, 000 national guardsmen, including both those still in the federal seviee and those under state control. The exact figures are known only to the war department at Washington, but recent reports give a close idea ot what the organizations represent in fighting strength. In his last annual report Secretary of War liaker stated that the actual strength of the regular army on June SO. 1010. including the Philippine scouts, was officers and men. In the year beginning July 1 last, by the national defense act ot June ... 1010. the anm was* to be increased to ll'.S.SPT officers and men. divided as follows: Infantry. regiments M.-’JI, Cavalry. 17 regiments i7.;io7, Field artillery. ‘J regiments 7.S'*l Kngineers. .‘i regiment.** and 1 mounted company J.P>si Coast artillery corps 21.42*1 Staff corps and departments 1P.2-M # • "»PI ! Philippine scouts Miscellaneous 1-‘1.S.>. Total enlisted strength, inelud ing medical department l.’»s.Sl*7 There is a Just j Price Crescent Baking Powder Is sold at a price that is a just price. Just one price—One just price. It saves the housewife money. It gives the housewife perfect service. AT A 1.1. GROCERS 2"»c per Pound CRESC ENT MEG. CO. Seattle. Wash. Kxceptional difficulties have been found in carrying out this program for increasing the army. On account of the remarkable activity of the country, recruiting is and has been since the increase was authorized, at af very low ebb. It is therefore probable that the estimate of 125,000 as the strength of the regular army errs on the side of optimism, and 115.000 may be closer the true figure. , National Guard The strength of the national guard in federal service on Sept. 20 last was 125.727 officers and men. The United States marine corps is! independent of both army and the navy, and its small strength should perhaps be added to that of the two main services when estimating the to- j tal organized belligerent power of the nation. The authorized strength of the corps is 15,627 officers and men of all classifications, and the ranks are nearly full. Vast Unorganized Forces While the present organized forces are minute, the reserve man power of j the United States is more vast than that of any white nation except Rus sia. According to the census of 11*10 since when the increase has been irreat. the reserve militia of the Unit-! e<l States, by which is meant the * males aged between eighteen and, i forty-four vears, not included in the J organized forces, amounted to 20,-1 r»:tS,U47 men. The above total does not include the ; men of the insular possessions except', Hawaii. These could produce another' 2,000,000 men of military age. France is said now to have one per- j son ot* every six in her population serving in the army or navy. If the United States and her insular pos-! sessions ever made such an effort, taking the present population as 112, 000.000, the president would have at his disposal no less than 1S.006.6061 f men. This is probably more men than; Germany. Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey together have in the field today. Various schemes for army reserve bodies were incorporated in the na-, -— Invite you to send to them for such items in FURNI TURE and DRY GOODS as cannot be readily sup plied by the merchants in your community. AH such orders received by FREDERICK y- NELSON receive the prompt, personal attention of an expert shopper and Parcel post shipments are sent POSTAGE PAID to any point in Alaska. NOTH: Inquiries for information relative to the New Spring Lined of Dry (lootls. Apparel ami Accessories Will Le (liven Prompt Attention. Pacific Net & Twine Co. DISTRIBUTORS OF PLYMOUTH MANILA CORDAGE SHIPMATE STOVES BURNHAM LINES WIZARD MAGNETOS NATIONAL SPARK COILS BUY THESE STANDARD LINES FROM YOUR LOCAL DEALER AUGUSTINE & KYER CANDIES A fresh supply arrived on last boat, also a big shipment of EL FIRMA CIGARS Clear Havana. Spevial attention given mail and phone ordera. _SEWARD DRUG COMPANY_ J. P. MORGAN IS AFTER LARGEST LIFE POLICY Applies for $2,500,000 to Protect Himself and His Partners NEW YORK. — J. 1\ Morgan has made application for $2,500,000 lilt* insurance, which would be tin* largest policy ever written under one name. It was understood the risk would be distributed among several com panies, and that the insurance was m tended to protect Mr. Morgan’s part ners in their mutual business interests I as well as for the bankers’s personal protection. tional defense act of last year, but these provisions have not been in force long enough to produce results of importance. For instance, of ;>(), 000 reserve officers provided for a to tal of less than 500 has been commis sioned. Organization of fhe Army The commander in chief of the army (as of the navy also) is the | president of the United States. His representative, who carries out his wishes, is the secretary of war, | Newton I). Baker. The directing force of the army is j the general staff. Major General Hugh L. Scott is now chief of staff,; and his assistant is Major General Tasker H. Bliss. Grouped about them in Washington are army experts of! various ranks, who are supposed to do the thinking about general prob lems for the whole army. Should the United States send a military expedition abroad the com mander would undoubtedly be one ot the seven active major generals. These are given below, with their present headquarters: Leonard Wood, eastern department, Governors island, New York. J. Franklin Bell, western depart ment. San Francisco (just transferred east.) Thomas H. Barry, central depart ment. Chicago. J. J. Pershing, southern depart ment, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff, gen eral staff, Washington. Tasker H. Bliss, general staff, Washington. I am leaving on the Alameda on business. All parties owing me, please call and settle before the Ala meda arrives.—Mrs. Jessie Ellsworth. We carry Symphony Lawn Station ary the Seward Drug Company. 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