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FIELD ARTILLERY NEEDED Seoretary of Wax Calls for Increase in This Branch of Service. RECOMMENDS ARMY RESERVE Defect. In Pre.ent Sr.tera ot En ll.tment Are Pointed Oat Vomt Problem Will Be Considered Later. Un as the man WASHINGTON, Dec. . Secretary Garrison's first ,annual report to tho president, as head of the War depart ment, makes no recommendations for the generally expected rearrangement of army posts to distribute troops In mobile units. Tho secretary says that other things ot Immediate Importance, "par ticularly an adequate supply of field ar tillery" will postpone his recommenda tions to congress, but In the meantime the troops will bo garrisoned In as practical a manner for mobilization as Is postlble. Mr, Garrison discusses the mllltla at come length. lie says in part: "Tl national Importance of a reserve system for tho organized mllltla can not be questioned. The minimum strength at which mllltla organizations are main tained" In times ot peace will render neces sary n. great and Immediate Increase In n national emergency, and this fact de mands tho presence ot a Byatem of re serves from which .trained men may be secured for this Increase. Without some suchsystcm not only 'wiu BUch lncrcM0 he rendered exceedingly difficult, but even when accomplished the efficiency ot the 6rcanlzatlon will have been, reduced to a minimum by the Introduction ot un untrained element double In, number the trained personnel." Beserrp" 1 Hasher lilBht. Discussing the army reserve, the sec retary says: . "The adjutant general reports that ap' proximately 21,050 men enlisted In the army .betweeen Novomber 1, 191. August a. 1913, and of this number Sixty-one made application to be fur lough'ed to tho reservo at the expiration ot three years' service, and that on the date last named the reserve consisted of eight men. "I round from a personal trip to most of the army posts and from Interviewing as in'ariy of the officers and men as I could that the men were dissatisfied with the present enlistment contract, it nt m worth while to discuss whether their dissatisfaction is wci. founded or not since It exists, and It we are to build up a reserve we must de vise some method of doing so. That wo must build up a reserve scorns to be tne rnnniu of opinion, and I understand that congress is favorable to a reierve. One trouble with tne prcseni doubtedly Is that it does not offer iVinnnMnl Inducement to who enlists so as to pas into the re serve as it does to the one who does not so enlist, particularly during the first six 'fcars of his service. "From the most -careful consideration that.Ii.have been able to give this subject I haVL reached the conclusion that we will be able to get a reserve. If one Is -t.iwnhi' bv a provision ot law that .lfoll Permit tho department when It Is satisfied 1ip to tho proncicncy oi y. .nMiSr' to honorably discharge him with no othr obligation on his part, as fap as the balance ot his enlistment is concerned. -Xnin return to the colors in case or actuator.;. The- brevity of mV allusion .uti.. ihir.t in this report Is hot be cause :6f its slight importance, tho fact be.nat I think : It of the . very greaU.t. Importance, out oecauao mo -.....-i..w&tn be worked out after the most careful consideration ot congress, ". v.. ii.mir Disarm, n,nAnc the work ot- the general Maft; the Army War college and officers generally for their establishment of a definite national military "policy and the encouragement oi . (Mliirv SA.VS! ..a. o.fnt nnd unmllltary people en grossed In tho settlement and upbuilding of out vast territory, ana in mo uovc.u,. ment'Wf the wonderful resources with which-' It abounds, we are but dimly 1m pressed, with, the fact that Just as agri culture and commerce are the founda tions of our great national prosperity, . .iVh Ninni truth our military and naval forces are its bulwark and defense whit, l believe there. Is a world-wide and crowlnc sentiment for tho settle muntKvlthout bloodshed of all disputes between nations. Just as even now there. is provision of law for such settlement of difficulties between inaiviauais, recognize the fact that the time has not vet i&me. when a nation, can wisely dis arm or slacken Its efforts for prepared ness In case of war. The army la not a luxury It Is a public necessity. A na. inn that Is opulent, enterprising and unarmed, as of old, still Invites aggres slon 'if uot disaster. Speaking for that .man of the national forces which comes, under the control of this depart mentl h6tc to see in time of peace i eroulnir serftlment of Increased pride in our army that will make tho uniform ot officer and enlisted men respected al ways and everywhere and not an object of curiosity or Invidious discrimination. 7 Alonir thn llordor, The Mexican border patrol the secretary discusses at some length. 'At the date of tho last annual report I there were on duty In connection with ' the patrol of tha Mexican border ap proximately 6,754 officers .and enlisted menf The present strength Is about the same,;, but largely composed of different organisations. "Ari'exte.nijlve' patrol has been contlnu. ously maintained by these. troops, from the Quit of Mexico to Sasabe, thirty miles weat of Nogales, Ariz., a distance, fol lowing tha windings of the frontier, of some 1.600 miles. Throughout this stretch of territory our troops have -protected ' the border from Incursions by Individuals I or small raiding parties from Mexico, I havo been continually on the alert to ! prevent violations of the neutrality laws i and havo acted in conjunction with the civil authorities to prevent Illegal im portations of arms and ammunition Into Mexico In violation ot the president's proclamation of March 14, 1913. "The duty of our troops at border towns during the 'conflicts between tho two , contending Mexican " factions was -of a most trying nature, and the conduct of ' the troops under1 the circumstances, and . the exercise of good Judgment and self-1 restraint on- the part of commanding of ficers are highly creditable." Voranclm and Desertions. There were 9.4SP vacancies in the en listed strength of tho regular army at the end of the last fiscal year, when its actual strength was 19.8S6, and the deser tions numbered 4.151, which was 4.15 per cent of the whole number of enlistments. Though larger than the percentage for the three preceding years, that was yet smaller than the percentage for any other sear since 190L The secretary feels that a close and sympathetic relationship be- tween the officers and men will surely tepd to lessen desertion" and he Is per sonally devoting as much of his time as he can to the enlisted men literally the backbone of the army and all that con cerns htm. t The Joint encampments of the army and college students were highly suc cessful. It Is said that they foster a patriotic spirit and spread among Its citizens a more thorough knowledge of military history, policy and needs, all necessary to the complete education of well-equipped citizen. In order that he may himself form correct opinions on military topics Open West Point Wider. Mr. Garrison recommends that in Jus- tlco to the "hundreds of eager boys" who cannot get appointments now, West Point should bo opened to the widest Competition, so that any boy may take Pierce ..... .. . ; f'lniit. Big Eaters Get Kidney Trouble Take Salts at first sign of BlacU dor irritation or Backache. The American men and women must guard constantly against Kidney trouble, tcauae we eat too much and all our food Is rich. Our blood Is filled with uric acid which the kidneys strive to filter out, they weaken from overwork, become sluggish: the ellmtnatlre tissues clog and the result Is kidney trouble, bladder weakness and a general decline In health. When your kidneys feel like tumps ot lead; your back hurts or the urtae Is cloudy, full of sediment, or you are obliged to seek relief two or three times during the night; If you suffer with sick headachs or dttzy, nervous spells, acid stomach, or you have rheumtalsm when the weather Is bad, get 'from your phar macist about four ounces ot Jad Salts; take a tables poonful In a glass of water before breakfast for a few days and your kidneys wilt than act fine. This famous salts Is made from the add of grapes and lemon Juice, combined with Uthla. and has been used for generations to flush and stimulate clogged kidneys: to neutralize the acids In the urine so It no longer Is a source ot Irritation, thus end ing bladder disorders. Jad Salts Is Inexpensive; cannot Injure, makes a delightful effervescent lltltl Tftter beverage, and belong In every iomc, becaiees nobody can make a mis take by having a good kidney flushltu any time. Advertisement." the examinations with the condition that If no candidate from the particular con gressional district in which there Is a vacancy should quality, the candidate who passed highest from some other district where there was no vacancy should receive tho appointment. The secretary refers to the attempt to stamp out slaver' in the Philippines and declares that If the existing law Is In adequate It should be strengthened and If adequate it should be enforced. Ot the turning oyer of the Philippine com mission to native control, he soys "the step which has now been taken will be carefully observed. Thoso. best ac quainted with the conditions In the Islands anticipate no evil consequonces." Secretary Garrison declares .that the demand for tho Independence of Porto Rico represents the Idea of but a few people and It Is, Idlo to consider or dis cuss any future for tho people of Porto nico out separated from the "united States. He floes, however, believe that citizenship should be granted to Porto Rlcans oh Individual application. The secretary complains ot the heavy reductions In appropriations for the army. He says: "The effect of those cuts, which were mado with no referenco whatever to the military establishment, necessarily places me now In the posi tion of cither not asking for what the army needs or of seeming to ask for more than my predecessors." State School Money is Apportioned to Nebraska Counties (From a Staff Correspondent.) MXCOI.X, Dee'. 10.-(Ppeclal.)-f!tate Superintendent James E. Delzell has pre pared the school apportionment for the second halt ot the year. Following Is the entlro state appor tionment: .No. of Scholnrs. Adams : 6.309 Antelope 5,241 Banner I JSJ Blaine m Hoone 4.4.W Box Uutto..k 3,031 Boyd " 3.K9 Brown r.083 Buffalo 7.0CT Burt .-. 4.142 Butler 6.M0 Cass 6.W1 Cedar &.MS ' Chase 1,511 Cherry 5,623 Cheyenne 1,531 Clay 4.843 Colfax 4.119 Cuming '4.92J Custer . S.443 Dakota S.ZT1 Dawes ' 5.31S Dawson 4.971 Deuel ,, - !19 Dixon , 4.11S Dodge ' 7,090 Douglus 42.125 Dundy 1,261 Fillmore 4,701 Franklin 3,":: Frontier .".... 3.004 Furnas 5.M3 dnfc-o 9,25!) Garden 1 1,296 Garfield 1.22T. Gosper l,7iVi Grant JM Greeley.. 2.937 Hall C,i:6 Hamilton 4.1SI Harlan.. 3,142 Hayon 1.0S7 Hitchcock .: l.taj Holt 5,023 Hooker 41 Howard '. 3.911 Jefferson .-. 5,333 Johnson 3,4(3 Kearney 2,874 Keith 1.140 Key a Paba 1,194 Kimball 7S Knox -.. 7.00G Lancaster 21,118 Lincoln 4,(57 Logan f34 Ixmp 7S1 Madison , 6,464 Mcpherson 1,131 Merrick 3,045 Morrill 1,82.1 Nance 3,020 Nemaha 4,004 Nuckolls ., 4,44- Otpe , 6,341 Pawnee 3,441 Perkins 701 Phelps 2.W2 3.5ZZ Platte .... .4f Polk , 3.3M Bed Willow 3,371 BIchardson 6,059 Bock , 1,294 Saline .6,775 Harpy , 2,833 Saunders 7,201 Pcotts Bluff 3,460 Seward 5,106 Sheridan 2.340 Sh'erinnn 3,218 Sioux' 1,779 Stanton 2,661 Thayer 4,820 Thomas 6U Thurston 3,217 Valley ; 3,312 Washington 4,327 Wayne 3,480 Webster 4,149 Wheeler 8'0 York S.4S6 Totals, .379,691 Amount. S 5.401.S1 4.621.40 827.93 498 S) S.MM'7 1.7SS.S6 2.790.24 1,783.89 6,000.51 3.(46.24 4.212. SS 6.206 31 4.73188 1,063.91 8,103.03 1. J10.79 4,145.55 3,5:6.E4 -4.a6.63 7,228.60 1.944.34 1,937.52 4.101.S9 411.31 3.52J.93 6,075.35 36,1 43.85 l,0SO. 4,024.82 ' 3,189.20 2. C71.95 3.290.25 7.927.23 3,019.60 1,043. SO 1,505,11 329.63 2,605.9.) B. 270.51 S.B79.62 2,690.07 930.61 1.449.50 4.731.17 JS2.75 r.,348.16 4.583.05 2.1W9.17 3,400.02 976.03 1.023.97 640.41 C. 997.44 18.OSO.0O 4,141.29 64181 642.98 5,534.24 908.3J 2,607.01 1,600.89 2.5R5.6J 3,856.17 S.S05.RJ 5,428.93 2,946.17 602.73 2,527.63 3.101.03 6,784.2.) 2.856.17 2.8S6.12 4,187.52 1,107.88 4,944.35 2,426.63 C.166.95 2,062.33 4,371.57 2,003.43 2.WW.82 . 1.000.31 2,278 .25 4,126.71 471.73 2,001.30 2.8J6.U2 3,704.63 2,974.47 3 12. 23 tl.93 4,691.93 325,078.24 dead tnnn to court to establish tin Identity of the murdered man. Mrs. Grot he, daughter of Johnson by n former wife, testified that the head was that ot her father, and she nearly fainted In court whllo testifying. She said tho last time she saw him alive wns on August 27. The cao will be continued tomorrow. Boys' Acre Contest Prizes Are Given , (From a 8taff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Dec. 10.-(Bpeclaf.)-For three years past the State Board ot Agricul ture has been carrying on a boya' acre corn contest with good results. Two years ago the state agricultural farm started a similar contest, and In order that the farm nffiy have tho entire field, this year was tho last that tho Board of Agriculture will hold a contest. A peculiarity ot the two contests Is that Jesse Carrell of Cambridge entered for both contests and won first prize In both. Below are given tho prizes won In the State Agricultural Board's contest: BU. LbV. Prem. Jesse uorreii. Cambridge. .90 George Crom. Walthlll......74 Kugene Gorum, Cozud ,n4 Charley Crom. Wnlthlll 74 Walter Pfelffer, HcHpc,r....72 Murvll Gorum, Coznd 66 Sterling Hedfern. Auburn. .62 AURUst Bugenhagen, Wausa.57 utto scnmidt, Fairmont 23 Warrants for theso premiums havo leen dra,wji by Secretary. Mcllcr.nnd aro being sent to the winners. Tho prizes are paid out of state fair earnings. . 10 S3 30 10 20 60 10 ft n A Wonderful Purchase of 676 Women's Coats The Yrllovr Peril. Jaundice malaria biliousness, vanish when Dr. King's New Life Pills aro taken. Easy, safe, guaranteed. 23c. For sale by your druggist. Advertisement. He9.fl of Dead Man I Evidence in Court WAhoO. Neb.. Dec. 10.-(Bpcclul Tele gram.) The lilsmcmbered head of "Dutch" John Johnson, for whose murder his wife Is now on trial In criminal court here, was Introduced as evidence today, und laid on a table for several hours until It was taken away by Coroner Bigger staff, whose testimony concerned It Tho Jury was completed today, and taking of testimony commenced lmmedl-f trains that had formerly otcly. The first witness was Charles Rager, who told of finding the body on Septem ber 21, one mile north ot Ashland. Coroner Blggerstaff's testimony, then followed, and ho brought the head of the Surgical Case is Taken toithe Wrong Doctor ; Suit follows Justice of the Peace U, II. Claiborne Is engaged in trying to untangto the do talis of a controversy that has resulted because an .Omaha surgebn recently per formed an operation that was Intended by the patient as a case for another surgeort of a similar name. "Mistaken Identity" Is responsible for the litigation. The case Is that of Dr. C. H. Newell of Omaha against Carl Hollander ot Scrlbner, Neb. Several weeks ago the defendant's daughter, Kmma Hollander, was taken 111. She was. taken to Dr. Bartlett at Scrlbner. He advised that tho patient be brought to Omaha for an operation and recommended Dr. Bernard McDermott. A letter to Dr. McDermott was given the patient. According to tho testimony of the de fendant, tha letter was, by mistake, taken to Dr. Stewart B. McDairmld. He, it Is alleged, read the letter, and then turned the case over to Dr. Newell, who, on December 4, operated upon Miss Hol lander at Nicholas Senn hospital. Mr. Hollander gave Dr. Newell a check for 1125 for his services, but he stopped payment on the Instrument when he learned that tho letter from the doctor at Scrlbner had been delivered to the wrong man In Omaha. Dr. Newell Becks to recover tho (125. 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It was then that tho Gibbon cut off demonstrated Its value and between Denver and Kansas City all passenger gone over tho Kansas main line were routed over the new strip of road. From Denver trains came out over tho Julcsburg cut-off to Julesburg, where they came over the main line to Kear ney, thence over the Gibbon cut-off to Hastings and' thence over tho St. Joe & Grand Island to Topcka., whore they got back onto the Union Pacific main line through Kansas. West-bouud business followed the same route. The distance traveled bT the detouted trains was but thirty-six miles more thun over the regular route between Kansas City and Denver and practically tho samo time was made, owing to the few curves und grades on the new line. Key to the Bltuatlon-Bet Advertising. You're Constipated, Bilious'.-Cascarets Hick Hemlnche, Sour Stomach, (1m Hart IlrcAth, .Moan Idvcr nnd Dntvcls Need Clemming. Get a 10-ccnt box now. 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