The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 13, 1898 Page: 4 of 8
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Vk Jfhilrnt yrittrif Company
BHOOK & IClEFEn PttOPRIETORS
L. B. Shook Editor.
rKO. S. ANDERSON MANAGER.
WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
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fli. months - 'S0
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Tho Great Camp is Rapidly Melt-
ing Away and its Regi
ments being Rushed
To Gulf Ports
Chatauooga Tenn. May 11.
Camp Geo. H. Thomas at Chicka
maugaPark is rapidly under
going demolition. At day-
break the work of breaking
camp was began by a number of
regiments and in a few hours
the places they had occupied
were vacant and deserted. The
officers and men of all regiments
:pow remaining are
attention to preparations lor de-
parture and the regular routine
of camp life has been entirely
The first troops out -were the
third Cavalry. They were load-
ed on special trains at 9-00
o'clock and started through to
Tampa over. t"hQ Southern rail
The sixth cavalry got out a few-
hours later. The two regiments'
are under the command of Gen-
The second calvary under; com-
mand of CoL Hunt got out for
Mobile late this afternoon and the
first and tenth cavalry under
CoL Baldwin left about the same
time for New Orleans.
Two infantry regiments will
start for Tampa tomorrow and
the three remaining ones "will
follow as quickly as possible.
The indications are that all com-
mands and their equipments will
be gone from Cbickamauga be-
fore Friday nodn..
Is One of
Reprined from Evening Repoiter of May
The country at large scarcely
appreciates the fact that1 within
four months the "United States
has become a most formidable
naval power. Including the
Kentucky and Kearsarge we have
sixty-one ships that are technic-
ally classed as "vessels of war"
'which were constructed at our
own shipyards. There have
been added to this number four-
teen fighting ships built fpr
other nations in England and
Prance and two at German yards.
This gives to the United States
seventy-five of the latest pattern
fighting ships mostly ok the ar-
mored cruiser type.
No nation in the wor d except
Great Britain has such a number
of vessels of war all new and of
the most approved designs in
their respective classe 3.
We have now afloat five first-lass--bailesbips
anil in two"
months the Kentuckyind Rear-
1 sarge will beVu'dedto the list.
The finest vessel in the Ameri-
can fleet of the battleship pat-
tern is the Iowa. She is 11200
tons displacement. Her battery
is one of the heaviest on the seas.
She carries four 12-inch rifles.
These guns are 45 feet long and
nearly 5 feet in diameter outside
measurement at the breech
-while at tho muzzle thoy taper
off to 0 inches thickness of steel
the charge of powder is 425
pounds which is divided into
three equal parts incased in
-white iittnnel bags. It has been
Jound that the projectile gets tho
full force of tho charge by this
subdivision of the powdor and
it burns slower which is the
j-eason of the great length of the
Tho powder. la brown Hko con-
fectioners' chocolnto; tho grain Is
a trifle over an inch square. In
tho heaviest gun liko tho 12 and
10-inch prismatic or six-sided
gmtu powdcr.is used. Tho armor-piercing
shell of this gun
weighs 825 pounds and tho solid
Tho inqreaso in tho powdor
charge of our heavy guns since
our lato war is somothing tre-
mendous. Gen. Gilmoro when
he shelled Charleston in 1803-4
at a distance of eight miles as-
tonished tho world aud inaugur-
ated a now ora m long distance
gunnery. Housed 200 and 300-
pound Parrott guns. In the
200-pouudor the powder chargo
was 50 pounds and iu the 800-
pdunder 65 pounds. These wero
8 to 10 inch guns and at tho
tremendous elevation of forty-
five degrees that had to begivon
them their muzzles blow off
frequently after the twenty-fifth
round and were liable to burst
after the 200th round.
Tho Iowa's eight 8 inch guns
will stand 500 rounds each with-
out showing any danger signs
and the charge is 800 pounds of
powder and a 250 pound shell
driven through the air at a rate
of 2150 feet per second when it
starts and 1848 feet each second
a mile from the gun and when
two miles away the shell is still
flying at a speed of 1648 feot
This is what modern gunnery
means and what will happen off
Morro within ten days unless the
The accuracy of these 8 inch
and 6-inch rifles was shown dur-
ing a recent experiment. With-
in the last "week Commander
Schley's fleet went out to sea
to test its guns and' give the
men some incidental target prac
tice. The target was a piece of
canvass ten feet wide by twelve
feet long stretched on a frame
and put on a buoy. At a mile
distant the 8-inch guns cut it to
bits the first round. The 6-inch
rifles 100-pounders tiere even
more accurate than the large
The American gunner is ac-
knowledged to be the best afloat
as was shown in our wan of 1812
and again when the gunners of
the Kearsarge were successful
over those of the Alabama who
had been trained in what Europe
regarded as the finest "gunnery
school in the world the Britibh
Spain has but one battleship
like ours it is the Pelayo of
9000 tons. It is older than any
of ours and rated two knots
slower. Her best vessels are of
the armored cruiser class such
as the Viscaya and Oquendo
neither of which is equal to the
New York onBrooklyn while the
Columbia or Minneapolis could
run away from them on one-half
a head of steam. So say tho
navaJ attaches of England and
Russia now on duty here with
In addition to these vessels al-
ready ordered and building in
the naval appropriation bill now
ready fourdouble-turreted moni
tors are authorized. They are to
be of the Puritan class not to
cost over $1250000 each.
Besides the seventyfive regu-
larly classified war-ships of the
navy there is an aqxiliary fleet
of fast ocean liners acquired in
the last ninety days. At the
head of this list stand the mag-
nificent St Louis and St Paul
of the American line. These
two vessels and sixteen others
of nearly equal tonnage are be-
ing equipped with batteries of
rapid-firing 100-pound rifles
eight to each of the larger ships
and six to those from 6.000 to
4000 tons with an equal number
of 5-inoh or 4i-inch guns of the
rupm unug ciass as a secondary
The country may feel easy in
regard to the matter of torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroy
ers. Tho United States now
owns thirty-ono torpedo boats
proper with about the same
number of yachts and fast small
vessels that with small alterna-
tions can bo turned into an ad-
mirable torpedo fleet There are
six; divisions of these boats and
destroyers with from twelve to
fif teen'vosseJa to a division Tho
average torrxulo boat 1 from!
sixty to sovonty-ftvo foot long
with a capacity .for twonty4woto
thirty knots nu lour Tho de-
stroyers uro about twico tins
sir.o. Both torpedo boats and
their destroyers are Equipped
with two 4 or 5-lnch rapid tiring
Caps Toxas May 10
. A ulco rain has fallen giving
plenty of wat6r to ovoryone and
also putting a good season in the
ground. This rain with tho rain
of last week will make graiti al-
right People will now have
plenty of work keoping tho weeds
down. Gardens wcro looking
dry before the rain but will now
Tho school was very small to-
day owing to tho rain.
Miss Annio SoRollo ' spent
Mouday night with Mrs Young.
Tho Border Chapel Second
baso ball nino played tho Merkel
ball nine Saturday at Morkel.
Tho Merkel boys won tho game.
Herbert Leeper accompanied
by his wife werevisiting friends
near here from Hyltori last
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Julian
accompanied by Miss Payton
of Abilene wero over Sunday
and attended church at the-
The prayer and singing meet-
well attended Sunday
Baird Tex: May 9 1898.
We are having a godd slow
rain here today. We had a good
ol.b last Vednesday.
Among other improvements
going on in Baird James Gray
and Clint Brothei ton are each
erecting nice new residences.
The present city council has a
"committee out arransinsr to dig
wells to get the quantity of water
west of town for waterworks for
. Andrew M.' StuarC and Cary C.
Hinds are arrrnging to open a
law and land office in Baird.
They are apt'to do a good busi-
ness. J. M. Wagstaff an attorney of
the Abilene bar passed west on
the train yesterday. He had
been on a trip to South Texas.
Prof. P. W. Chatfield was in
Baird Saturday last looking nice
as a pink in May.
Captain W. J. Maltby. the vet-
eran horticulturist of . Callahan
county -was in Baird Saturday
looking as happy as a'big sun
flower. TheCapt says he was
in El Paso when there were only
two houses there and several
times recently. He says it is the
wickedest city in Texas.
County Judge J. E. Thomas
and W. R. McDermetc propriot
tor of the' city hotel in Baird went
to Albany the latter part of last
week to put in evidence before
theU. S. Claim Commissioner
for damages done by Indian de-
predations on the property of
James Hart and others of Calla-
han county abput 30 years ago.
J. M. Cunningham and Luke
Cathey of Putnam were in Baird
Will Ingle while working on
tho telephone line yesterday fell
through the roof of Paxton's
warehouse and is thought' to bo
seriously hurt His leg was
broken above tho ankle and he
was otherwise hurt by oruises
Rev. H. O Boaz yesterday re-
ceived a wire from Fort Worth
announcing that bis brother was
much worse and asking him 'to
Come at once. Accordingly ho
closed his protracted meeting
and prepared to loavo for his
brother's beaside this ' morning
but we aro glad to say he was
notified this morning that the
crises is past and the patient
Is much hotter sp our neighbor
did not go. He will not resume
tho meeting however us he Had
announced its close last night
We truly hope that his brothor
will now recovor.
fmJiHn thv Ulp.
Tho fashion for pauiHtiK tv Ms hM
beconua eo jpunurtn mow tiiut 1 wast
spok ot It hs n established cwrtoiu.
BouiQ licoplo wem to lmvo a horror of
it but then Wboti ouo thinks of It
vhat is thoro bo much vorso about put-
ting llltlo btwUed 011 tho hips than put-
tiUK a llttlo bnstlo at tho buck? Anil yet
tho most decorous of tiawcar thosoiiow
fordtlresfl U Bdt fashionablo without
And so my lady pad your hips H
unturo Ima not been snftloleutly lavish
wjth you andbo la Vogoo. All sorts of
things nro used for theso pads. Soma
nso hAlr but that Is heating aud un-
wholesome; othora swan's down which
Is all vory well In wiutur but soiuo-
thing Hko eternal tortneut tor heat ili
Somo lmvo layers of cotton batting
but that Is heavy and drags' one down
and bouio havo gathers of crinoline or
canvas but these nro bulky nnd always
getting awry so that tho best tilings to
bsq aro tho llttlo pads that eouio pre-
pared liko a bustle of flno feathorbouo
run into satin or silk liko the little
bustles for the back.
Of course the padded hips glvo a very
small effect to tho waist which Itsolf
is.drawu in very tight just at tho bolt
lino and-tho rest of tho figuro left to
spread out as largo as it wishes above
short corsets buiug worn to give the
Tiio nip pad? Buouia potnaao very tv-
euro to the bqlt or. tho effect is grotesque
with them slijplug all ubout or getting
out of plncu to uiuko cue look us if one
had a tumor Tho best way is to lmvo
them made into each dress aud fastened
securely to tho belt
Somo hip pads coma In ouo with tho
bustle for1 tho Lack and this is tho best
form of till as it looks moro liko the
natural figarp then any of tho separato
affairs. Paris Cor. Boston Globe.
SleeTM and Collar.
Remember that sleeves of a different
material from the waist havo como iu.
So far however they aro generally of
embroidery or gcipuro or of 6pmothing
that recalls tho trimmings of tho gown.
What 1 am very fond of is tho princess
dress with draped waist top which is
so efifeCtlye in summer stuffs. A princess
gown of white cloth is heavily soutache
ed on the skirt aud opens at tho throat
over a tiny yoko of wbito mousseliuo do
soio. This is edged with pointed rovers
embroidered with whito soutache and
tiny threads of gold that givo together
the effect of a spider's web. Starting
from under tho arm on the right side is
a drapery of mousseliue do soio which
crosses to the left and is finished with a
chou and ends. This is bordered at tho
top with a narrow galloon of embroidery
like the rovers. Tho Glecves aro entiru-
The straight collars round tho. neck
may be trimmed in almost any sort of
way that suits tho fancy with tho pres-
ent styles. Ono sees them perfectly
plain to begin with without ears frills
anything. One sees them with little
pat tea or .ears cut on tho collar which
is stiffened .and trimmed with many
rows of stitching rounded up on to the
puttes One also sees ncckgear with
loops of mousseliue de sola as garniture
held in the middlo by a fancy buckle.
.Nearly all tho theater blouses in Paris
just now are made with a little square
decollete with which iswornround the
neck a dog collar of pearls naturally it
cue has them but if not ut jets of tili-
gree silver of any sort of pretty fancy
that one may chooso to adopt. Harper's
According to recent statistical re-
turns the total numbar of women over
tho ago of 18 employed in factories and
Workshops in the British islands is a
little over 1000000 of which about 11
per cent belong to trades unions. Moat
of these have a membership iu common
with tho men but there ate some sepa-
rate women's onions organized officer-
ed and conducted exclusively by female
members. Amoug these ure the Felt
Hat Trimmers and XVool Formers' as-
sociation with 24bU members; the Fe-
male Cigar Makers' Protective uuiou
with a membership of u little ovqi
1000. and a ftiw other associations
with a still smaller list of members.
The great bulk of tho Women worker
are included tho mjxetl unions show-
ing a disposition to wurk but bur indus-
trial like her other problems iu com-
pany with the men rather than separate
Irom them. New York Tribune.
Carried OBT Writ Uoaor.
Miss Marion E. Gannoy of Rockford
His. was receutly ezarniued for admis-
sion to the bar at Ottawa Ills. with
eight young men and carried off
the first honors. Four of the yoang
me failed to pass. The Chicago
Times-Herald says: "Miss Gsrmory
is one of tho brightest 'as well as one
of the most modest yoang worn
ea ia Rookiord and moreover is a very
pretty girl with many admirers. Six
years ago she entered the office of City
Attorney Robert K. Welsh as a stenog-raphe-
and all her leisura moineau
have been devoted to the acquirement of
legal lore. She has been of great assist-
ance to Mr. Welsh and instead of en-
gaging iu tho practice of law on her
owu hook will remain with him."
YVbat a Woman Caa Do.
'I attended a session of tho paugh
tfxa of tho Revolution In Washington"
said Mr. Wiw of Virulnla. ami
tho ladies who made an address had the
several sheets which coutalned her re-
marks carefully pinned together. As she
proceeded with her spoooh sho would
detaeh a sheet ami put tho pin n hor
mouth. Then siie wouUJ detach auotjier
sheet aud put another pin in her mouth
gba (kept this up for several minutes
and yet she continued talking all the
time. I want to know wlmt became of
thoso pins. Hho certainly did not swal-
low them atd sho did not reuinvo them
from her mouth The thing was a mvs.
tury to mo at tho time and it is 1 U)ys.
tery yer." .Wbi"gtoH Post
IIIs CITY DELHI TJU SHI IIH
My virtue or the City Tax Rolls sml the authority vested la merVkWi-u City TiurM '
have levied upon and alter havin'ir advetid as
outcry' In front or the Court House dosrorTaylor County darif Urt legal hour 0f 14
on the first Tuetdsy la June 1898 the same being the 7th day or said month so much el a
allowing uesciiDcu rcai cunc as win ugsuuigiciuiu yy mc u'm uiiy taxes due thtten.
ior the year 1 897 together With all costs that have or may accrue thereon.
Sale to continue fam day to day thereafter until the whole litt of said property u wu
I lie said ptoptrty uescnueu as ioiiowi wwn:
RKSlDimT-DlJUNQUKNT .TaxHS-'For TlIH;VKAR' Ol I897.
NAME LDT. DLK. OulL. DIVISION. TOTAL
Allen Will ' ' '". '' ' ' . 4 .' aoo 1 . D 5 7
Allen CN .133 D JalonlcksAdd
Baker W h ' . 13 40
Ileasley J E. w. ... 7.8.9 "I . ... j!
Hell J EC t! ;. 3 sol ' 2 . . B
UeiraltsWG . 9'to 13 49 ' - . '
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Brooks LW . . ." t. a J58 ' j
Brown li.O' aid R ":' U 44 4 ' '
' .' -. 1 s3 .71 . i ;
h" . '. ' 4' 7? r ' ' 163
BurressWS -. .: . .' 9 10 loo. i ' '
ClawsbnWm . "i ' 8 30'; ;. - 1 fa
Collins Frank :;' ; t 2 115 ' . h
Foley Heirs or Mrs E "7 33 ' '' I Z
Grady Mrs DM . ' & - . 18 13 . ' "'. "
GriggMrsSI 1516 186. '.- 4 ' . A t
Haraing Charles '". 5 to 8 iSo 4 ' " . A ' iK
IlefleyJM io&.S'i-S ot li 52
Hill A J 4 5 161 2 liartsSub 1 1
Hilton C II . . ' 4 5 6 160 6 j
Jackson CC . ; :- 78 37 I6 .
KirhyEN ';.'..' a 23 .Harris Add .
Ktrby Mrs Alena :". -i ' r '. 7 307 I Curtis Subd 21 o(
Lynch AM . 1 163 2 W Smith Subd m
May Mrs NC i-2of 5 1S6- 4B Hughes Subd'
MayJW 1-2 of. . ; 5 1S6 4B 6
.McCallough Dock . '. . 3. 204I .4 I ' 2 d
Northrup Ed l l:S W
Pa)tonLC '' '. '-'' 1 127 '
"' ''".'.' .8 161 2 Harts Subd 6
ReefCG s 16 62 .
RhomeBCJr 23.4 1S0 ..4 . ' ' A.' 1
Richardson W B ..-"'. 10. . 91 ' J
Russell Miller and Winter .14 13 " ' .'. "V ; 9
Strickland Jennie-. ''..?' .13 "163 ' ':i i "L ' rj
bmizer'C ' ; ' 1 '. 51 "37 -."'.!'. " a
SrofeJ H . 30 I89 . 3 ' '' ' .' 5
Toiry'MrsJG- '..; 1 79 ' ' . V ' j. ' . . n ji
Waters and. Ritchie Part or . 2 195' .
" '' " ''3io U''I3 ' ' 168. ' 1 ; "'
" " '-'v ... 3 140 ; .' m a!
Warm;k J H 50x140 ft ' . 201 2 . D ji
Wills Henry 12. 504 4 D 1 t
Wilkerson RF "- . 4' 164 . ' 2 "' " l
WiinsTom-' ". . " - . . ' 5! " 56 - - :; . "
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Friend J W . '
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Handock Mary D
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Kertly Mrs. Ella
I'oraeroy T W
Small A J est-of
Sneedley & Best
Sparks E B
Steere S F
Spake VV H
Tillman E M
White I F -West
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