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Facing this grave crisis with the. President, who is titular Commander-
Teutonic Powers, the people of the; i"- the Army and the
i Navy, to start con. truction before
United States find themselves today, Ju,y m m i:, ve;!Se!. ot varUms
with scarcely more military and naval lvlies
force than before the great war The following table fhmvs ue rrc-
gram in detail. Secretary of the
Crisis With Germany
Finds U. S. Preparedness
Is Anything But a Realty j lll:
ry. Tripiu', Tuckrr. Wads worth. Wain-'
wi-if-li;, Walke, Warrrnt'ton. Win.-low. :
C.:iti.a:n!T Ke.ninald H. llolknap.
Hattimore, Dutnniue, I.eharon, n
tsrio, Patapseo, Patuxon', ivn Fr..r.
cijto, Sonoma.
There has been much talk of pre
paredness, but little has been done.
Large sums have been appropriated
by Congress, but the results of their
expeditures remain to be seen.
Of tha two the army and the navy
the latter is by far the more formid
able when compared with the armed
forces of the o'her treat powers.
According to the latest records, the
American navy totals 1,097,502 tons
displacement, taking into account
both ships built and buildin.tr.
This tennaste compares with the fol
lowing for the treat powers on July
1, IP14, or almost three years ai;o:
Great Britain 2.713.76
Oerniany ; I,3f4,640
France 809,915
Japan 609,916
Russia 701.253
Italy 497.S13
Austria-Hungary 372.008
In the period since then these great
powers, all at war, have increased
their navies by giant strides. They
naturally have kept their naval dc
velopments secret, but it is known
for instance, that in the first twe
years of the war Creat Britain
launched a new navy fully equal ir.
size to the wholo of the United State?
sea fighting forces.
Exactly how the American nav
comnpres with others today is im
po-sible for most experts to say
Pet haps a few secret service men. ir
the employ of the bix Renting gov
ernments know, but if they do the
are keeping this valuahlo informaticr
for their own nations' purposes.
The number of officers and men !i
the United States Navy on July 1
1916, was 5S.039. This compared wit!
pre-war strengths on July 1, 1914, o'
150,609 officers and men for Groa
Britain; Germany, 79.197; France, 6?
846; Japan, 55,738; Russia, D2.4Crj
Italy, 39,913, and Austria-Hungary
It has been stated in newspaper dk
patches that the officers and men it
tiie British navy now number 350.000
and that a round million workers ar
constantly employed iu Great Brita'r
building new ships of war and repair
ing old oncB. Less la known abou
Germany's naval strength as devel
oped under the stress of war, but slu
is supposed to have between 500 am
800 new submarines in commission.
In a nutshell, the naval forces c
the United tSates today (built or ac
tually building) a-e Fhown by th
following table: '
Type.' Number. Tons
Battleships (dreadnought
type) 17 4G7,4H(
Battleships (pre-dread-
noughts) 25 310,H(
Small battlep'uipa and
monitors 4 12,90f
Battle cruisers None
Armored cruisers 10 140,08
Cruisers 15 75,62'
Destroyers 74 60,215
Torpedo boats 6 1,08'
Submarines 75
Total 226 1,097, 5ii'.
Pre-dreadnoiights have main batter
k's of more than one size of bi: gun'
and would be of little use in a gren
naval battle where dreadnought
(battleships having main batteries o
all big guns) were engaged .
D;!:,id(i the ships included in th
above table, there is a large mmibe
of transports, colliers, repair ships
torpedo depot ships and other auxil
lary vessels.
There are vast hordes of fast pr
vp.te motor boats and yatchs in tl
United States which would be promp:
ly taken over by the government 1
time of war. No country In the worl
approaches tho United States in th
number of such craft.
Th? coverntnent also has arrange
merits with many privato shippin;
firms to take over larger vescdB &
agreed prices in time of need.
Naval Militia.
To reinforce the navy there Is to
day no regular reserve, although. on
is contemplated. Former navy me:
would he tinned to re-enlist, retiree
offlccn would be called back to tin
quarterdeck, ond the naval niiHU
would bo utilized as far as foun
This force Is now organized lr
twenty-two slates, the District of Co
lumbla and the territory of Hawaii
,and bns a total enlistment of 8,51',
men. New Vork has the largest nurc
ber of naval militiamen 1,498; an
other leading stak; In this respec
are California, 887; Illinois, 561, Map
sachusctts. 718; Michigan, 496; Mln
nesota, 439, and New Jersey, 412,
The Naval Militia Is partly undei
rtate and partly under federal Juris
diction. The officer of the Navy De
partment having charge of naval mill
tin matters is Captain T. P. Magruder
The New Navy,
Great plans for the naval expnnslor
were included In the naval act np
proved August 29 of last year. These
had just begun to be carried out when
Germany a few days ago Bent her
declaration that she repudiated nil her
submarine pledges to the United
States. In addition, the present Con
gress now has under consideration t
bill which would expand last year'i
program slightly.
Navy Daniels finds he cannot build
some of the vessels for th sums es
tinia'ed or appropriated on a, count of
the increased cost of labor and ma
terials, and he has requests refore
Congress to increase the amounts he
mry spmd:
Actually A p. Total
propriafed Kstnnati d
No. For. Cost.
10 4
6 4
M 4
50 20
i !.. Kousrer"
:. Celtie, Cul-Toa. Cy-
; ps, .luniter. .Neptune, Ur:o. it.'Iii
e'heus, Solace. j
Alabama, 13. 2ii L..: Chos.t r. l 2d C; .
PMc-jro. C. 2d C: Georgia, n. 2d I..;;
Kansas. B. 2d I..: Kcarsaee. R 2d L ;
Kentucky, B. 2d I..; Louisiana, B. 2d
i. : Maine. II. 2d K; Minnesota. B.
2d I..; Missouri. B. 2d L. ; Nebraska.
I!. 2d L; New Hampshire, B. 2d I..;
New Jersey. M. 2d I..; North Daokta,'
B. 1st L. : Ohio. B. 2d. L.; Rhode Is
land. B. 2J !,.; Virginia. B. 2d L.;
Washington. A C; Wisconsin, B. 2J
Pacific Fleet. :
3att!e cruiser...
Scout cruiser . . .
"lt et submarine.
Coast submarine:
Suu-ton type . .
Smaller type . .
N'tff submarine. .
Fuel ship
Ammunition sliip
Hospital ship . . .
Repair ship ...
Destroyer tender
submarine tender
Totals 15
Admiral William B. Caperton,
mander-in-Chief. '
San Diego. A. C; Albany. C. 3d C.;i
Annapolis, G. B.; Buffalo, tran-.;i
Chattanooga. C. 3d C; Denver. C. 3d!
C ; Raleigh. C. 3d C; Yorktown. G. D.l
Commander Arthur G. Kavanaush,!
Commander. j
3.918,006 Hopkins, Hull, Lawrence, Paul
44.346,610 Jones. Perry. Preble, Stewart, Trux-
250,000 ton, Whirple.
4.704.S16 TRANS. '
Brutus (fuel ship). Glacier (supply
shipL IromioM (tug), Nanshan (fuel
ship), Nero (fuel ship), Saturn (collier).
Command' r.
1 1 dor do. A. I'.; (". vrlird. C. 1
.: Maryland. A. I' ; N w Or.n C.
:td C ; Oregon, B. 2d 1..: I'iitsh.irsn,
. IV; Saratoga, f, l-r C ; outh Da
k.tta. A. C; West Vireinia. A. C.
Asiatic Flfct.
Admiral Albert G. Wintern. titer. C i:n
mander -in-t hie..
Fir--t Div isioti.
Brook!) n. C. 1st C : C:.Vinr..itI. V.
3d C; Galveston. C. 3d C.
W'iliniJK-ti n. G. I!.: M iawi y. G. B.;
P; In.-. G. B.; Q.iir;.-. I. '! : Sa::tar. C
B; V.llalobos. C. B.
tii:ri division.
Helena, C. B.; Kicar.o. G. 15.; Fara
panga. G. B.
Daie. Bainbriilge, Barry. Ch :ipc..v,
barenda (fuel ship). Ajax
ship), Monterey (nn niror), I'iscata;
tug), V.'ompatuck (tug).
A. C Armored cruNer.
B. 1st L. Battleship, first line.
H. 2d L. Bit!le--h:. second line
C. 1st C Cruiser, first class.
C. 2d C Cruiser, second cla. s.
V. 3d C.Cruiser. third class.
C. G. B. Converted gunboat.
Fes. Destroyer.
G. B. Gunboat.
V Monitor.
Mer. Cob. Merchant coniplemtn
T. B Torpedo boat.
Trans. Transport.
Sta. Sbip Station ship.
R. S. Receiving ship.
llnnifnil npp -"lUDSinr''11- :ia!' there i; n iLml-: of i;s pass-'
DRYS SEE CHArfbEj-. ,::
in.t it on the !b.r lar.nediately with in KlnllfiVS aHfl Rarlf
Tfi tsiiit ii i i lining,,.., , ,,., r ,,:., , ,, st. ,k.., HI niuiicja aim DdCK
UWH ILLIllfe'-
rfreti.uien 'ntioii. Speaker i
han intends to bring it to an Is- ' n. UTr VJitnrJ nnnt tr n-rtf
on as iiik-aiuie. I about "Anarx. I was very stck. coaU
i, i . r i 1
;rvs eiaui! tear many mounters naraiv ne up; i was in uen motit oi ui8
time. Had terrible pains in mv kidneys
Sjri:ignvi 1. III.. Feb. .-Kn;,tr-age-J
by the passage cf a bill estali
h.-iiiti.: a dry zone around the naval
training station at Waukegan. the
i.:.k-3 Cottnty Law and Order le tgue
is preparing to ask the legislature
(fuel ' establitli a live mile dry zom
;;,:?;; aroun 1 Fort Sheriuaa. Their arga
1 i.ient Is that iu eas? of war and the
tuoiiilijatic n cf troops t:t Fort Sher
1 idan, the sale of lio.uor within five
!'h" irs flaim that many members
of the house who v. imld not si'ti their
legisbition program have agreed to
vote for the state wide bill and the
proso'Vts of its passage are said to
ee !;hhI. If it i.hould fail, ho vevei-.
an eiturt will be ma lt' at ok t pa-h
ti" Brace bill ento the !oor and se
iiirj a tc-t on it. It prohibits the sale
of any lupior containing u: are ihaii
ten per cent, alcohol and probably
would be i'cceptable id many of the
drys in case they cantun pass a prohi
bition bill.
The County Option bill, pending in
the house and sernte. is not being
und back, so much fo that 1 had to
Fcream sometimes when I was Bitting
down and "wanted t) pet up, the pain
was so great. I had tried a well-known
kidney medicine but it didn't help me.
1 heard of lr. Pierce's Annric Tablets
eo I thought I would trv thetu. 1 took
ct-.ly oho box of the Tablets, Mi ! my
back is now free from pain and I can.
work and take care of my family. I
feel I cannot say enough for this medi
cine. Sincerely, Mks.Wm. Keller. ,
Note: Thh "Amine" is adapted
especially for kidney complaints and
diseases arising from disorders of tho
kidnevg nnd bladder, tsnch as backache.
pushed by the anti-saloon league this j weak back, rheumatism, dropgy, con
year. Heretofore this has been the ' Wn ?' ''i6 klJn. inllammatioa
big I;il." In substituting the state
.'ide bill for county option the anti-
I miles of the camp should be restrict-1 saloon league sprung a surprise on the
t d. There is now a mile and a half j liquor interests. The county option
measure will be taken up and voted
upon after the state wide bill is dis
posed of.
Manna Ioa;ln the Hawaiian Islands.
RJ.ICtt feet high, is the highest i.n u:i- i
ttiiii whleh rises directly from the sea. '
Rear Admiral William F. Fulr.m,; gni,scriba for the Free Trader-Journal.
dry zone about the camp.
! Efforts have been made for six years
! t a secur? the passage of the Wauke
' g in bill whh'h went thru the senate
i yesterday. The ease wiih which it
, p: ssed the upper branch show s that
1 Senator Swift's plea that it was a
1 prapi.reiitu ss measure was taken seri
ously. The drys claim it will p;it.s the
.house without much trouble, in spite
of the fact that the house is considered
i Superintendent F. Scott Mc Bride is
, c:K".i'.:i'.u;e.l by the gen"ni! outlook on
liquor leg is Jut ion. The si at a wide
prohibition bill will be up in the
Lou mi. II!.. Feb. !--Twenty th e fam
ilies cf Loami are under quarantine
for diphtheria here after .Mrs. A. C.
Hatcher, while suffering with the
disease attended a lodge meeting. The
woman did not know she was more
than slightly ill. However a day lat
er a physician diugaoifd her cs as
dip'itheriu. So far the state authori
ties have not been appealed to but
the local health authorities deride; to
ta!;e no chances cud ordered vhole-
seuate for final action Tuesday morn- sale quarantini
of the bladder, eealdtuir urine and
; nrinary troubles. The physicians and
Fjecialists at Dr. Pierce's great Instita-
tion, at Buffalo, N. Y., have thoroughly
tested this prescription and have been
with one accord successful in eradicat
; ing these troubles, and in most cases
, absolutely curing the diseased kidneys. .
j Patients Laving once used "Amine"
j at Dr. Pierce's Invalids Hotel, have re
. peatedly sent back for more. Such a
! demand has been created that Dr. Pierce
j has decided to put "Anuric" in the drug
, frcs of this country, in a ready-to-nse
i form. If not obtainable Eend one dime
; by mail to Dr. Pierce for trial packago .
or CD ceuta for full treatment. 1
I Pr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery.'
is a blood cleanser and alterative that
starts the liver and stomach into vigorous
action. It thus assists the body to make;
rich, red blood, which feeds the heart,
: nerves, brain and organs of the body.-
iou fed clean, strong and strenuous. :
: -" . -"w-v. ""-n
7 67 !j:.4 1,00,113
Appropriated. j
! Besides Neff submarine. '
The ait further appronrated ?!0,
S),r)0 for ittninunition for tho ves
sels. The total cost of ammunition
for the vessel listed was ertiinatel
U 42.S;!4,77.'. t
The Naval Appropriation bill now
3efore Congress would not change the:
above table materially, beyond a
light addition to cost. In the event
if the t'nited States becoming fully
involved in war United States navy;
pen believe Congress would imincdi-i
tely decide upon a much larger pro-'
?ram of naval construction than any ,
i't contemplated.
The total of. all vessels of the,
'n'ted States N'avy (n service, under;
construction and authorized) is FS2. ;
rhcy are divided as follows: Battle--hips,
first line, 2(5; battleships, soc
nd line, 20; battel cruisers, 6; armor
d cruisers, 10; cruisers, first class,
"; cruisers, second class, 4; cruisers,
'hir class, 16; moniiors, 7; destroyers
til; torpedo boats, 18; submarines.
'43; tenders t) torpedo vessels, S;
light addition to cost. In the event!
gunboats, 30; transports, fi; sunnlv I
hips, 6; hospital ship., 2; fuel r.ips y
;; converted yachts, 11; tugs, SO; j
pccal type, 6; unserviceable for vv.-.r;
nirposes, 21. i
Navy Yards. J
. ine i iiiteu Ma.cs nas ten navy
.arc's, located at Brooklyn, X. Y.;
loston, Mass.; Norfolk. Va.; Porta
nonih, N. II.; Philadelphia, I'a.; Fan
anelsco. Cal.; Waiihlngtou. D. C;
Iren'erton, Wash.; Charlestcn, S. C
md New Orleam, La.
There Is also a n-ival station at Key
'Vest, Fla.; a torpedo and traininr
tation at Newport, R. I.; a training
.tation on Verba Buena Island, Ca.,
ud a training station at Noith Oiioa
:o, III.; an aeronautic station at Pen
acola, Fla., and the Naval War Co'
'ego at Newport, R. I. Other tuva'.
.taiions are at Tutuila. Samoa; (in, m
luanU'iruiio, Cuba; Honolulu, lhwa:
an Island; Cavite nnd Ohnripo.
Atlantic rlcct.
dniirol Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-C;hi-f.
Pennsylvania, B. In L. (flagship ol
Vdmlral Mayo.)
.'ice-Admiral De Witt Coffrn; u, Com
tn; nder.
Division Five.
Rear Admiral Herbert C. Dunn, Com
mr.ndiT. Connecticut, B. 2d I.; Michigan, B.
id L; South Carolina, B. 2d I.,; Vor
i"nt, II. 2d L.
Division Six.
tear Admiral Augustus F. Fcchtclcr.
New York, B. 1st L, ; Delaware, B.
!d L.; Oklahoma, B. 1st L.; Teia? B
1st L.
Division Seven,
dear Admiral Thomas S. Radser?..
Florida, B. 1st L.; Arkansas, II. 1st
I'tuli, II. 1st L.
Division Eight,
ice Admiral De Wilt Coffman, Com
mander. Wyoming, B. 1st L.; Nevada, B. 1st
L..; Arizona, B. 1st L.
tear Admiral Charles F. Pond, Com
mander, Prairie, trans.; Castine, fuel ship;
Des Moines, C. 3d Co.; Illinois, B. 2,.
Miiehlas, G. B.; Montana, A. C ;
Nashville, G. n.; North Carolina, A
1; Sacramento, O. I).; Salem, C. 3d
" i Wheeling, G. B,
icar Admiral Albert Greaves, Com
mandur. Amnion, AyUin, Balcli, Realo, Bm
mm, Burrows, Cassln, Conyngham,
Junimlugs, Cushlng, Davis, Downes,
Iryttm, Duncan, Ericsson, Fanning,
.'"lURso, Henleh, Jacob Jones, Jarvhv
Tonkins. Jouett, Lamr.on, May rant, Mc
'all, Mclmugal. MonaPhan, Nicl.ol xm
1'Brien, Parker, Pallcrson, Paulding,
.'erklns, Porter, Preston, Reld. Roe.
The act of last year nutborlzes tricl .lowaii, Samiiscn, Rmlih, Sierelt, Tcr
te n w
i fulfil
To be Held on the Premises st 1:3 P. M.
IavesSors and Specnlators hi' Sure ane AHpM This Ssle.
Of a good combination grain and stock farm, located alongside cf a good level.gravc! road, about 70 miles south
west from one of the best markets in the world, Chicago; and 2 miles southwest cf Seneca, Illinois, one of the
best grain markets outside of Chicago ''WHY?" Because Seneca is located at the intersection of the Rock
Island and Big Four railroads, which furnishes a direct run to Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and other eastern mark
ets without going through Chicago. On this account, the freight rales are lower, and the grain buyers can af
ford to pay a higher price for grain at Seneca, than at other points where there is no such railroad competition.
The legal description of this farm is as follows, to-wit: The south'zest quarter, and also that part cf .the
north half of Section Twenty-seven (27), Township Thirty-three (33) North, Range Five (5) East of the Third
Principal Meridian, lying south of the Illinois River, containing 339.1 I acres, more or less, situated in the county
of La Salle, and State of Illinois.
This land can be divided, 160 acres in one tract, 144.54 acres in another, and 34.57 acres in the other tract.
It will be offered for sale first in separate tracts, although it all lays in one body, and then it will be all offered
together, and will be sold without reserve to the highest and best bidder, whichever way it will bring the most
money. About one year ago I was offered $100.00 per acre cash for this land if I could give possession on March
1 , 1916, but it was under lease, and I could not deliver poscssion. NOW, MR. INVESTOR, this land is reasona
bly worth $1 25.00 per acre, but as I vish to improve my Minnesota land, you will have an opportunity to pur
chase this land at this sale at your own price, and can have possession on March 1,1917.
The improvements on this land consist of an eight-room two-story house, in fairly good condition, located
on a very beautiful building site. There is a barn large enough to hold about 10 head of horses ancl the same
number of cattle, and about 20 or 30 tons oi hay. There is also a good double corn crib, and a good granary, and
coal and wood shed, and other out-buildings. There is a good flowing well of the finest kind of artesian water.
This land is fairly well fenced and cross fenced, and is underlaid with a good vein of coal, and there have been
several oil companies trying to secure oil leases on the land, which indicates that there must be valuable deposits
of oil on this farm.
There are about 1 50 acres of this land under cultivation, and partly tiled out, and the balance is in blue grass
pasture, with a little scattering timber. The land is all practically level, and if the timber was removed, and the
pasture land tiled, there is no reason why this would not make one of the best stock and dairy farms in the coun
ty. The land is bounded on the north by the Illinois river, and is about 1 4 feet higher than the high water mark,
which affords good drainage and easy access to market in case the Illinois river is made a navigable stream, and
the owner wishes to mine and market the coal. There is a good landing place right alongside of the land, where
all the produce and stock could be loaded for market, right off the farm. And should he desire to irrigate the land, it
can be done very cheaply from the river.
This sale will be held on the premises, and will start promptly at 1 :30 o'clock p. m., on Monday, February
19, 1917. The terms of sale will be about $5,000.00 in cash on day of sale, and the balance cash on the first clay
of March, when deed and possession will be given. There is now a loan of $1 5,000.00 on tlu3 land, secured by.
a mortgage, which can be all paid off on March first, or the purchaser can arrange for a new loan, to suit himself.
MR. INVESTOR, if you fail to attend this sale, you are standing in your own light, and you will regret it.
I have several very good prospective tenants, who will be very glad to rent this farm and enter into a lease with
the purchaser on the day of sale.
I will pay a reasonable commission to any legitimate dealer who brings the buyer. Any interested parties
can see the abstract at McDougall 6c Chapman's office, Ottawa, Illinois; and the plat and survey of the land,
made by the County Surveyor, can be seen at my office. i '
720 La Salle Street, Ottawa, Illinois
COL. JAMES DARLING, Ottawa, Sllincis;
COL. T. J. KELLY, Seneca, Illinois;
COL. H. M. LARSON, Morns, Illinois,
P. S. There will be no by-bidders.
Sale will begin at 1 :30 o'clock p. m.. February 19, ON THE PREMISES

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