Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 58, Ed. 1 Friday, June 30, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE SEMI WEEKLY REPORTER
ABILENE TEXAS. FRIDAY JUNE 80 1911.
S NOW NECESSARY
V. S. NAVAL OFFICER ASSERTS
CONFIDENCE OF TUIILIC
HOW TOISECURE EFFICIENCY
Niar Authorities aro Bonding: Ever
Energy Toward Bringing- Mnritimo
Armament Up to Highest
By Associated Press. "
NEW YORK June 2D. From that
day at Santiago when the American
tleet destroyed the battleships of Spain
the nation has taken growing interest
and pride In its hew navy. "At the close
of the Spanish. War" writes Lieuten-
ant Commander Walter B. Tardy U. S.
K in the current issue of the En-
gineering Maga'zine "the press and the
people were satisfied with their Navy.
It had bee'n successful and thus ef-
ficiency was taken for granted But
when stock was eventually taken the
small percentage of hits made became
known and naval officers realized that
something must be done to justify the
The result of that realization is what
Lieut. Commander Tardy embodies in
his paper on scientific management
and efficiency in the United States
Navy. "It is not uncommon to human
experience" ho observes "for different
experiments working at similar
problems independently and without
any knowledge of one another's efforts
to arrive Independently and simul-
tanenously at the same discoveries.
Something like this has happened in
the case of the Navy and civil es-
tablishments; for only since ttie tech-
nical and popular press took up the
genSral discussion of scientific man
agement have naval officers begun to
realize that their management was of
the kind now so strenously advocated
for industrial pursuits of all sorts."
This efficiency may be divided Into
three parts efficiency of the gun crew;
efficiency Qf the fighting unit or the
ship; and efficiency of the fighting
division or fleet. For it is with fight-
ing efficiency that a fighting machine
such as a navy Is intended to. be Is
first concerned. But the effort for
efficiency has not been bounded by
fighting drill. Important economies
have been won in engine practice;
the almhas been to make engineering
count equally with gunnery In de-
termining the final ship efficiency.
Celerity in coaling and economy in
the Btoko hold and engine room when
translated Into action mean that a
given ship run to the full of" her
capacity Is able to steam just so much
fartherjwto attain just so much wider
a cruising radius to clear from port in
a hurry just so much quicker to
show just so much more spoed in a
desperate pinch than the same ship
or her sister when slackly officered.
Counting engineering equally with
gunnery in determining the final per-
formance of any ship since to work
her guns on the enemy her engines
must first carry her Into and keep her
in range the Navy set itself this
standard as embodied In the Rules for
Battle Practice 1911 and quoted by
Lieutenant Tardy: "The measure of
the battle efficiency of any vessel Is
hor anility to deliver the greatest num
' Iter of hits In the shortest possible timo
after the enemy Is sighted and with
the least expenditure of coal."
In this direction let us see what has
been Jdone. "Tho Texas" writes Com-
maner Tardy ''was one of the Amer-
ican ships In tho battlo of Santiago.
Lees than three per cent of all flia
shells fired In thiB battle by the Am-
erican fleet hit tho enoiny. There is
no record that a slnglo twelve inch
or thirteen Inch shell took effect. Tho
ranges were less than 3000 yardB. Re-
cently tho New Hampshire used the
ld Texas as a target. She fired at
rangos of from 10000 to 11500 yards
and landed whole Balvoes on tho Tox-
is whenever she wished.
"Recently the Michigan an all big
mm ship; made 22 twelve Inch hits
nt ranges of 10000 yards while steam-
ing at fifteen knotty the target being
only CO reel long by 30 -feet high. She
fired 48 twelv elnch shellsHer per-
centage of hits therefore wasahnut 45
Tho rato of firing wass about two shots
Per minute per gun. This in a
moderately rough Beai while tho sea
vaa smooth at the battle of Santiago."
These and other similar results
recently induced the Secretary of the
Navy to say In an address delivered
Wore the New York Ecbnomlo Club:
Scientific management bxperts who
aw the recem battle practice tell me
at the battleship is thennest ex
hibition of scientific management they
havo over aeon."
Lieutenant Tardv tolls hnw thia t.
rflclency was developed
'Every officer in chargo of any part
of a ship's battery" ho writes "was
required to Improvise tho equipment
and dovelop tho beBt method of train-
ing within his capacity After
each had formulated and tried out
tentatively a drill they camo together
eaph accepting whatever was best In
tho other's drill. Tho Interchange of
Ideas was not restricted to one ship
but after each ship had devoldped her
method of drill and training the
officers of all tho ships by frequent
conferences and by studying methods
of practice throughout tho fleet
crystallized all that was good Into the
lrst experimental approximate drill
regulations and Instructions for our
now Ship. ' All guhB and ships were
put on a competitive basis. The result
to be achieved was definitely stated:
'The hits per gun per minute.1
"Now with thiB approximate stand
ardized drill It became necessary for
INDUS HELD (IP
THE WRONG TRAIN
HIGHWAYMEN1 WERE AFTER GOLD
SHIPMENT FROM SEATTLE
SAW THEIR MISTAKE TOO LATE
(Continued on ;age five.)
SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN
GOVERNMENT'S STEEL PROBE
LOOKED FOR TODAY.
INQUMY IS FAR REACHINS
Officials United States Steel Corpor-
ation Its Subsidiaries As Well
as Private Parties Rumored
to Bo Involved.
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK June 29. What promis-
es to be the most sensational and far
reaching trust action the federal gov-
ernment ever undertook will probably
take definite form today following Jhe
return of indictments from the grand
jury which has been investigating cor.
tain officials of the United States Steel
Corporation its subsidiaries and many
independent companies. Criminal in
dictments involving men high up hi
the financial world are said to be
ready. . )
Big Law Firm Involved.
'It is known that the grand jury's
findings promise to be a greater reve-
lation than even any of the published
rumors have indicated. The govern-
ment's Investigation is said to have
reached a prominent law firm of this
city which for years is said to have
been prominently identified with many
so-called contracts and pooling agree-
ments. Some evidence -is said to show that
the steel business of the United States
haB been divided by agreement into
about twenty pools.
But Carried Out Hobbcryj Train No. 10
of Southern Pacific Stopped and
Mail Car Safe Opened
&y Asosciated Press
GLENDALE ORE. June 29. It WaS
learned today that the robbers who
last night looted passenger train No
16 on the Southern Pacifllo railway
were looking for a different train
which was reported to be carrying $400
000 In gdlduBt from Seattle to 'San
Francisco. They held up the north-
bound instead of tho south hound
which was tho gold carrier.
Carry Out Robbery However.
Notwithstanding their mistake the
robberB carried out the robbery of No.
1G. They dynamited the safe of the
mall car rifled the registered mall
and It is reported they secured large
amounts of cash from certain South-
ern Oregon postoffices.
The robbers bdarded No. 16 while it
wasJ taking water and crawling over
the tender into the cab they presented
cocked revolvers at the heads of the
engineer and fireman. There seems to
have been but two men engaged. They
forced the engineer to disconnect the
engine mail and express cars from the
passenger coaches. These they ran
some distance up the track from the
train and then proceeded about their
business. After cracking the safe in
the mall car they warned express mes
senger Robb to open his door but he
made no response and his car was not
TOO MUCH ATTENTION NOW PAID
TO MIND IS DECLARATION
OF J)1U E. C. BEACH.
CIIILO IS MADE TO SUFFER
Speaker Urges Mor0 Thorough System
Of Physical Examination j Says
Such Examination Ought to bo
Mode Early In Life.
POSSE PURSUING ROBBERS.
Sheriff's Force nnd Citizens
Themselves and Take Trail;
Fight May bo Result.
By Associated Press.
By Associated Press. --- -
LOS ANGELES Cal. JUiiO 29. "A
survey of the available statistics sIiowb
that thero are very few cities in the
United States giving complete physical
examinations to school children; or
even sufficiently complete to be of any
assistance to the teachers In directing
the activities of tho chold boyondtho ex
aminatlon of sight and hearing de-
fects". Such was tho declaration of
Dr. Everitt C. Beach of Los Angeles
one of the speakers today at the sec-
tion on preventative medicine of the
American Medical Association which
Is holding its convention here. In his
report Dr. Beach among other thincB
''Physical examinations are conduc
ted for. the purpose of detecting varia-
tions from tho normal that interfere
with the mental and physical health
growth and development of the child.
We recognize that we are dealing with
organisms subjected to the abnormal
conditions of school life that these or-
ganisms aro constantly changing arid
apparently insignificant variations may
lead us In a short time to such gross
defects that their correction is difficult
or Impossible ;and that tho normal
educative processes Is possible only
when the physical and mental condi-
tions of the child do not vary too wjde
ly tfrom established standards recog
nizee! as the normal. Evidence at hand
Bh.pws that large numbers of defects
are present m every school. The detec
tion of- these variations can be accom-
plished only by cateful examination.
"A careful comparison of results ob
tained by the boards of health and the
City Bords of Education shows that the
TEMPERATURE BY HOURS.
7a. m ... 76
8a.m. . ...". 80
9 a. in. .. g
10 a. m. j .....87
11 A- ta 80
12 m ... 0l
1 p. m ......... .92
3 p.m. 95
3 p. m. .....-.... . S.3G
U. S. PROTESTS TO RUSSIA
Against Forbidding American Jews
from Bujlng at Her Fur Fair.
Matter Pending Decision.
ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA June
29. Tho American Embassy hero has
made representations to tho Russian
government rognrdlng tho American
jews who wore prohibited from buying
at tho Fur Fair at Tyumen. Orders
were Bent today to tho Tyumen author-
ities not to exclude tho Jews frpm the
fair ponding a decision of the matter
by the central government
FROM PAIR CITY
PASTOR FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
ATTENDED WORLD ALLLiNCE
AT PHILADELPHIA PA.
HINES ON STAND
IN LOKR CASE
MILLIONAIRE LUMBER KING
LAST MATERIAL WITNESS
TELLS OF EARLY STRUGGLES
How Ho Roso From Oftlce Boy Wrf
Salary of $lo To Millionaire..
Says Ho Drinks Win At
Special to Tho Reporter."
WASHINGTON June 29Edward
HIncs tho millionaire Chicago lum-
berman who baa boon prominently
Identified in tho eo-cnlled Lorimor bri-
bory scandal took tho witness stand
today boforo tho Congressional com-
mittee Investigating Lorlmor's elect-
ion to tho United States Senate. Ho
1b expected to bo tho lost important
witness to testify here as tho commit-
tee adjourns this afternoon to meet la
Chicago after July 4th
Wlfo Hears HIncs' Testimony '
nines' testimony was In many way
interesting. Ho told or his rlso to famo
and fortune from office boy at a salary
of ten dollars per month. His wife
who has been a constant attendant at
the hearings listened to his testimony
IMPRESSIONS OF CONVENTION 2- "
... ..wwii oiubb iuukcu over at nis
In Numbers Personnel Ability and
Significance Said It Was Great-
est Gathering of Baptists in
History of World.
wife and smllod and Bhe always smil-
Drinks But Eschews Tobacco
"Do you drink or smoke?" one of
tho attorneys suddenly asked him
"I havo never smoked" Mr. Hinea
replied. "Occasionally I take a glass
of beer or a glass of wine but I do
not drink any strong liquors."
Pastor C. C. Coleman pf the First Hlnes added that he drank wine at
dinner having been advised to do mo
by his physician
CHARGED WITH MURDEK
Aged Greoinllle Citizen Must Face
Charge of Crime That Took
Place Half Century Ago
iffs posse reinforced by citizens all
heavily armed left this place this mom
Ing for the scene of the robbery of
Southern Pacific northbound passenger
No. 16 last night. Another posse is al-
ready in pursuit of the robbers and a
battle is expected should the bandits
Baptist church returned thiB morning
from Philadelphia Pa. where h eatten
ded the Baptist World Alliance which
was a gathering of Baptist the world
over. The Alliance' sessions convened
June 19 and remained at work through
out the week. Fifty-seven foreign na-
tions Bent representations. The Tex-
as delegation numbered ninety-four.
included In which were following pro-
minent Baptists: Pastor Geo. W. Tru-
ott of Dallas S. J. Porter of San
in the grammar school by the teachers. Into J. L. Gross af Houston FTC. Mc-
There are a number of factors with Connell of Waco J Frank Norris and
thoJf r1naa1rr nllU.1 !... ...1.1.1. ' T 17 Ttootor nf TiYirf Wnrtll .T. H.
w.w.. v.uu.j U1WSU UIIUICDIO WlllUll " V "" - - r .-- . -VLlJ .1. i TT t 1 . i .
Pace of Anson and M. T Andrews on'"oa """b " uymus migut no re-
I errnntanf honoflfc nro rtftntnrwi t.iiinn
GLENDALE ORE. June 29.-A sher the nreliminarv examination Hn
E. J. Holderness or Stamford spenf
yesterday In Abilene stopping at the
demand consideration before present-
ing specified recommendations on me-
thods. They are the Board of Health
the Board of Education the parents
the family physician tho teacher the
pupils and the school physician and
their-relations to one another. All of
these and their likes and beliefs are to
be reckoned with and reconciled."
BODY OF UNKNOWN MAN
IS FOUND NEAR HAWLEY
Special to the Reporter.
GREENVILLE. Texas. June 29.
Daniel W. Byers aged seventy-nine
waa arrested hero last night and tak-
en to Bonham whore he Is charged
with tho murder of Captain Harris
nnd his eon at that place in tho year
Mr. Byers has Hvedi just north of
Greenville Tor three years and is a
highly respected citizen. Before com-
ing to this section ho lived for many
years In South Texas His friends
here aro ready to furnish ball for hlra.
Gruesome Discovery Reported Today
Ry A. & S. Train Crow Man's
MACHINERY HAS ARRIVED
ROCK CRUSHER AT WORK
ARE. UNDER FIRE
Oim Promoter Arrested Who Had
Promised Men Places With Array
By Associated Press.
DETRQT MICH. Juno 29 It waa
disclosed here last night that the gov-
ernment had gotten In behind somp of
tho so-called "aviation schools" that
'jave been advertising detailed cor-
respondence courses In flylug.
E. Maynary Harrison was arrsted
here last night and taken to Chicago
for arraulgement. It Is charged that he
operated his school In several largo
cities posing as q lieutenant of th
United States army. He is said to hae
promised every student who took his
course a place In the government Hy-
ing Bfliiad as soon as the student be-
Members of the train crew on the
southbound Abilene & Southern this
afternoon reported the finding of a
dead body that of a middle aged man
one mile north of Hawley today lying
a short distance from tho right-of-way.
Indications were that the man had
been dead several days as decomposi-
tion had Bet In. On account of the nnn
A.i. . i. . . . ...
union or me Doay ic was impossible
to ascertain whether there had been
foul play. The finding was reported
to tho Justice of tho Peaco at Hawley
and It was stated that the body would
be burled where it was found.
Man Was Likely a Peddler
It was thought tho man bad been n
peddler as In a suitcase found by his
body were several trinkets such as
pipe stems brass pins etc and a purse
containing a silver dollar. Nothlu
Tnoro haB been learned In tho matto
Moro Girl Yictlm of Painful Accident
J C. Burleson of Moro accompanied
by his twelve-year-old daughter came
in over tho Abilene & Southern Wed-
nesday evening and in getting off the
train hero Mr. Burleson alleges his
daughter stepped In a hole and fell
and In the fall hor left arm was brok-
en. She was carried to the home of
her alstor Mrs. Wood Williams on Ce-
dar and South Sixth the R. G Ander.
son aud North Sixth the R G. Ander.
In. She was resting well at noon to-
day and Mr. Burleson thinks she will
be able to return home this afternoon
Walter Wingo ojt tH Iberia district
came in this morning from a visit to
his father D. B. Wingo at Hawley.
Interrupted Labors Taken tip Again;
Elmdale Rock Road Held
Up as Model.
Precinct No. l's rock crusher.whlch
has been idle pending arrival of a set
of boxing for the fly wheel started to
work again today on tho red liill east
of Abilene and is turning out about
one hundred yards of rock every ten
hours which rock is to bo uBcd on
the good roads in the precinct
Four gangBconslsting of 160 men and
-00 teams aro still at work on the
Elmdale Buffalo Gap Anson nnd Tye
roads and tho work progresses stead
ily. Paymaster Scarborough stated to-
day that the eight mllo stretch of rock
thoroughfare from Abljons to Elmdale
which Is hold up over the state as a
model section of improved rural road
will bo completed about October 1.
The Anson road in Its length of seven
miles will be ready for traffic? byt
Denton; also Rev J. B. Gambrell R.
H Coleman and F. M. McConnoll of
Dallas and Dr. L. R. Scarborough of
Total Attendance 7000
"Tho total attendance was estima-
ted at soven thousand people" Mr.
Coleman said today. "England had
the largest foreign representation
though tho Russian group thirty
Btrqng was by far tho moBt lntoreat-
lng. Several of tho Ituaslans had
been exiled to Siberia. They were
wonderful men. Nobody over saw a
moro thrilling Bight than that which
attended their introduction to tho Al
liance. Our denomination has made
amazing progress In foreign countries.
In Italy Spain Bulgaria Roumanla.l
and other European countries tno re-
markable was not realized until tho Al-
liance met. In Russia tho now spirit
of democracy Is found to bo In won-
derful harmony with tho democratic
church government and principles of
individualism that Baptists hold to.
It was freely predicted that In a' gen-
cVnticn oi two Russia would bo tho
greatest stronghold barring tho Uni-
rcd Stntee. of Baptists in tho whole
"The Alliance meets every live
yonrs. London was the first host In
1905 and In 1010 tho Alliance will
He said as owner of
about thirty boatB on the Great Lakes
ho waB interested in the success of
the Lake-to-Gulf Deep Waterways pro-
ject which Senator lorlmeralso"fav
ored. He said that ho knew tho Inter-
national Harvester Company opposed
deepening tho Chicago river which
was a part of tho Lakes to the GuIC
Aldrich Wanted Standpatter
Hlnes testified that Senator Penrose
asked him If he knew anything about
tho Senatorial situation In Illinois Pen
Evangelist Joe. W English of Fort
Worth 1b assisting pastor A. T. Doug-
las in a meeting at the Baptist church
The meeting is being held under an
arbor and starts wolf. Much Interest Is
being manifested In the direction of a
really great meeting A cordial wol-
come is extended to all who will at-
tend from far an dnear.
Diaz Ih Germany
Oy Associated Press.
RANKFORT QN MAIN GERMANY
Juue 29. Porflro DJaz ex-Pretdent
of Mexico arrived here today en?
route to Nelsbaden where toe will
take the baths.
Italian CouHsul and Special Agent
Are After Investigation of Charge
Made t Governor.
elected. Hlnes Baid that Senator Al
drich was very anxlouB to havo a reg
ular republican from Illinois elected
on account of the tariff measure and"
asked Hlnes to impress the fact on
Lorlmor's mind. Aftor a talk with Al-
drich Hlnes thpn telephoned Lorimer
from Washington that the administra-
tion wanted him (Lorimer) elected.
Taft Wanted Lorimer Too
HlneS said that Senator Aldrich con-
ferred with President Taft and then
said that they (Taft and Aldrich)
wanted Hlnes to urge Lorimer to be
come a candidate.
"What can I do?" Hlnes said he
"Go to long distance telephone and
communicate this to him at Spring-
field" tho witness said Aldrich an-
swered. "Suppose they want It confirmed?"
Hlnes Interrupted. "t
"You aro author!zed"he testified that
Aldrich replied "to say that the gov-
ernor or anyono elso who questions
it may telophone mo or Senator Pen
rose or If necessary the president.'
"I did as Senator Aldrich reques-
ted" Hlnes said. "I called up Mr Lo-
rimer at Springfield and told him Mr.
Taft and Senator Aldrich wanted hia
to announce for the Senate.'
meet at Berlin. The Philadelphia
meeting. In number personnel abili-
ty and significance was the great
gathering of Baptists the world hW
Mr Coleman returned home by way
of Washington Pittsburg and 9t
LLEGED BOOTLEGGER CONTICTK
By Associated Press
HEARNE TEXAS Juno 29 It be
came known here today that C Nicol
KM Reberts Given Twe 'Years
Pea Under New Perkins.
McKINNBY TEXAS Sum ! Th
first trial In this county umter tbe
inl tbe Italian Counaul at Galveaton j Perkins law making violations of 11
accompanied by T R. Ellington a 'option regulations a felony resulted
confidential agent la here investiga- last night in sentencing KW Roberta a
ting charges of persecutions made by negro to a terRvOt two years in tbe
thirty Italian families against Amer
The charges liaveen tiled with the
Governor but their nature has not been
given out. The Italian are besoming
very numerous is this section.
SPRINGFIELD ILL. June 89 The
Illinois legislature Is still deadlocked
over the Lake to Gultf waterway MU
STJMTlCTKD OF RABBIKY
TKXAJttCiXA Tex June . J. a.
Lee B. G. JKarrts and two wobmb WW
arrested here today on the susptrifw
that they were connected with tito
eeut iilluoU Central mail roMteey
near Memphis. The women were lat-
er released hut the men' will have to
go to Tennessee
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