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DAMAGES FOB BLAOKLISTDTO.
Case Successfully Pushed Against North
Chicago, November 18. Fred R. Ketch
am was awarded a verdict of $21v663 by
the jury in Judge Clifford's court to-day
in his sut against the Northwestern
Railroad for $25,000 damages for black
listing. The case of Ketcham against the
Northwestern company has been on trial
for nearly three weeks and has been of
great interest to men employed In the
During the great strike of the Ameri
can Railway Union, Ketcham was em
ployed as a conductor for the North
western Railroad. He joined the strik
ers and the evidence showed he attended
some of the meetings in the interest of
the A. R. U. Since the strike Ketcham
claims he has been unable to secure
steady employment owing to the fact
that he was blacklisted. He obtained
several positions with other roads, but
after working a short time, was dis
charged, he alleged, without cause.
Not long ago Ketcham secured em
ployment with the Michigan Central Ele
vator Company, at Kensington, and
moved his family to that suburb. He
worked a short time there and was dis
charged. The trial throughout was a
hotly contested one on both sides and
some interesting incidents occurred.
Once during the trial Judge Clifford was
asked to issue bench warrants for the
arrest of T. B. Lawrence, Superintendent
of the Wisconsin division of the North
western road and E. E. Osborn, attorney
for the company. It was represented to
the court by the plaintiff's attorney that
Lawrence and Osborn and possibly other
officials of the road had attempted to In
duce Andrew Stader, who had been sub
poeuaed for the plaintiff to leave the
city for the purpose of avoiding the sum
mons of the court. Judge Clifford at the
. time refused the request, and the matter
is still pending, as his honor said he
would institute an investigation after
the case was sent to the jury. Many wit
nesses for both sides were heard "during
the trial, and at each session of the court
the room was crowded with men who
claimed to have been deprived of work
in the same manner as the plaintiff.
The case will probably be appealed.
Equipment of Safety Appliances.
Washington, November 19. The Inter
state Commerce Commission desires to
correct the recently published statement
that only the New York Central and the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroads
are fully equipped with safety appli
ances. Out of 436 roads that have reported to
the Commissioner in the matter of safety
appliances, seventy-five roads, or 17.20
per cent, will be equipped with auto
matic couplers by January 1, 1898.
Out of 435 roads, sixty, or 14 per cent.,
will be equipped with train brakes by the
same period, and out of 517 roads, 96
per cent., or almost all, will be provided
with power driving wheel brakes on lo
comotives. A number of protests have been filed
against allowing the roads any extension
of time for completing the equipment
of their rolling stock" with safety appli
ances, but what action will be taken by
the organizations of employes and other
representatives of labor through their
executive officers is as yet unknown.
Topeka switchmen's ball at Hamilton
Hall to-morrow night.
An elaborate X-ray apparatus has been
purchased for the Santa Fe hospital at
Mrs. Irene Frisbie will erect an addi
tional dwelling and make other improve
ments on her Topeka property on Jef
The Rock Island's winter time card
went Into effect Sunday. The plug from
Horton to Kansas City was not put on,
but may go on in the spring.
Harry Snyder, of Newton, was brought
to the Santa Fe hospital last week with
a badly crushed hand. He is a Santa Fe
brakeman, and while switching in the
yards at Newton his hand was caught
between the couplers.
Tony Werries, a freight brakeman on
the Santa Fe running out of Hutchin
son, was caught by the wheels while
making a coupling at Fruit Valley last
week. His leg was so badly crushed
that amputation was necessary.
Emporia lodge No. 53, of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, are prepar
ing to give the biggest dance of the year
at the wigwam Thursday, December 16.
The invitation committee consists of L.
0. Williams, J. F. Llghtner, W. S. Cum
mings, W. E. Miller and J. E. Martin
dale. Santa Fe Shop Notes.
J. D. Shearer of the oich shops has
President Ripley's special car is in the
Frank White is confined to his home
with typhoid fever.
James Kelley was not at work Friday
because of sickness.
August Ehrhardt is laid up with a
felon on one of his fingers.
The planing mill has received an order
for material for 200 box cars.
Christ Cunningham has been on the
sick list for the past ten days.
Joseph Hagen of the coach department
was visiting in Kansas City last week.
Carl Osborn of the car shops is again
at work after being sick for some time.
Ma3ter Mechanic O. W. Smith made a
business trip to Argentine last week.
Rev. Chas. M. Sheldon conducted a
meeting at noon Friday in the tin shops.
William Williams and wife have re
turned home from an extended wedding
Matthew Scott has returned to work
in the car shops after two weeks' ill
ness. Two engines from the Atlantic & Pa
cific are being repaired at the machine
David Elder, who was formerly with
the Cremerie, has gone to work in the
Alexander Erickson of the coach de
partment was not at work last week be
cause of illness.
Andy Seller, assistant foreman in the
boiler shops, was in the hospital several
days last week.
Joseph Houston, employed in the car
shops, is unable to be at work on ac
count of sickness.
The home of J. W. Miller was burned
down last week together with most of
. the household effects.
Frank Glbler of the blacksmith de
partment had one of his fingers crushed
last Thursday morning.
Nicholas Clausen, employed in the
planing mill, Is one of the Santa Fe's
oldest employes in the shops.
T. A. Hodges of the store department
has been transferred to Wellington, and
will have charge of the store house there.
Mrs. G. L. Stone, wife of Switchman
Stone, who has been seriously ill at the
Stormont hospital, is slowly recovering.
Benjamin Lane of the bridge crew,
who was injured while at work on a
bridge near Atchison, is able to be up,
but has not left the hospital.
Mrs. Mergan, wife of Foreman Mer
gan of the coach department, who was
injured about three weeks ago by a fall,
is able to be about on crutches.
The oil furnace for heating bolts has
teen thoroughly tested and Foreman
French of the blacksmith department
says it is practical and two more with
slight improvebents will be made.
Mrs. Saner Gets a Compromise.
' The damage suit of Mrs. Mary E.
Sauer, widow of Julius F. Sauer, the ex
press messenger who was killed in the
Santa Fe wreck near Emporia on Sep
tember 8, was speedily settled in the
District court of Wyandotte county, last
The suit which was for $10,000 was
filed with the clerk of the court shortly
before 3 o'clock Wednesday, and fifteen
minutes later the attorneys for the de
fendant corporations filed a stipulation
of compromise and the defendants con
fessed judgment in the sum of $4, 500.
The money was paid over and the case
Name of Southern Division Changed.
The southern division of the Santa Fe
will be known as the Oklahoma division
after the first of the month. The change
is , made from the fact that there is a
"southern division" on the Gulf, Colo
rado & Santa Fe road, another of the
system lines, and at different times mis
takes have been made in regard to the
The southern division embraces the
main line from Newton to Purcell, the
Panhandle branch from Wellington to
Panhandle, the Florence branch from
Florence to Englewood, and the Augusta
branch from Augusta to Mulvane, and
comprises over &00 miles of track, F. T.
Dolan Is the r ent Superintendent.
Short notleta for pcivons dcalrlnu employment
will be inserted tn thin column without chum.
Anauera man he aent direct to admliiura or in
care of the Advocate and Xcua.
WORK or day labor wanted; can refer to
publisher of tho Advocate and New. W.
F. WlUener, 212 E. Ninth St.
OKK wanted. R. Hoyd, care Advocate
A PRESSMAN of twelve years experience
desires position. Is capalile of doing any
kind of work. Address Pressman, 1HU Kansas
WANTED A salesman In aach county to Mil
our new ipeclal varieties of apple trees
and tiawberry plants. We are originators of
the earliest known varieties. Wages paid each
week in cash. Address The Western Nursery
Co., Lawrence National Bank ltldg., Lawrence,
HENRY W. ROBY, M. D.,
730 Kansas Ave, Topeka, Kas.
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First published October 37, 1307.
In the District court of Shawnee connty, Kansas.
N. W. Vandyke, plaintiff, vs. L. Vandyke, defM't.
L. Vandyke, the above named defendant, will
take notice that she has been sued for a divorce
in the above named court by said defendant,
and that she must answer in said action on or
before the 27th day of December, 1807, or the pe
tition filed in said action will be taken as true
and Judgment rendered accordingly.
A. A. GR 1IAM. Attorney for Plaintiff.
Attest: . M. Cockrell, Clerk District Court.
First published November 17, 1807.
PROPOSALS FOR BIDS.
Sealed proposals will be received by the Board
of Trustees of the State Charltanle Institutions
of Kansas, until 12 o'clock, neon, Tuesday,
December 15, 1807, for a ward building adjacent
to the Asylum for Idiotic and Imbecile Youth,
located ai WlnfleM. Kansas.
This work is authorized under sections 3 and
8 of chapter 23 of the session laws for 1807.
Bids will De considered for the building as re
vised complete, except heating, and aNo as re
vised, but with the elimination of the west wing.
Plans and specification i may be seen on and
after November 20 at the aeylum at Wlnfleld,
Kansas; at the o Ulce of T. II. Lescher, state
House architect, Topeka, Kansas; and at the
office of William W. Knae, architect, KansasClty.
A certified check equal to 0 per cent, of the
amount of the bid ruuxt accompany each esti
mate, the same to be made payable to 1. II.
Dolan, Treasurer of the board.
Blank proposals will be furnished to those re
The board reserves the right to reject any or
The provisions of the eight hour law (chapter
114 of the session laws of 1801) must be complied
Proposals should be sealed and addressed to
W. L. Brown, President of the Board of Chari
ties, Topeka, Kan'as, and marked plainly on the
outside, "Proposal for Public Work at Wlnfleld."
8. C. WHEKLKlt, Secretary.
First published November 21, 1807.
Proposals for supplying the State Soldiers'
Home at Fort Dodge, Kansas, with dry goods,
groceries, clothing, hardware, medicines, shoes
and other articles, are respectfully solicited.
Bids will be onened at the National hotel, To
peka, Kansas, December 7, 17, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Awards will be made at 0 o'clock p. m. of Decem
ber 10, 1807. Bidders mu-it be presentatOo'clock
a. m., December 8, prepared to place their goods
before the Board of Managers.
Supplies must be delivered on the cars at
Dodge City, Kas., at such times as the Com
mandant may order them. Freight and all other
charges must be prepaid. Bids muit be on
qualities grading from medium to best, and
samples submitted. Supplies must be new and
fresh. The quantity given is approximate only,
and all goods ordered by the Commandant In
excess of the schedule amount must be fur
nished at contract price. The Board of Mana
gers reserve the right to reject any and all bid-,
or to accept or reject any part of any bid, if
deemed for the best interest of the State. Bids
must be made out upon the within proposal and
net prices only given. Payments will be made
on or before the 15th of each month for all sun
piles furnished, provided thai vouchers in du
plicate are made out and receipted In due form
and forwarded to the Commandant at Fort
Dodge by the 1st of each month. When supplies
aie furnished monthly or as ordered by the
Commandant, payment will be made before the
15th of the next month, provided the vouchers
are received by the Commandan' before or oa
the 1st of the month. Contracts will be let to
run from December 81, 1W, until June SO, 1808,
and only for so much as the Commandant may
order, be It more or less.
Schedule will be furnished by A. M. Bree'e,
the Commandant, at Fort Dodge, Kansas, npon
application being made to him. A bill in detail
must be sent when goods are shipped to Insure
acceptance of the same. No supplies will be re
ceived at the home unlesi all freight and other
charges such as boxing and dreyage era pre
paid. A deposit of 150 or a certified oheok for
that amount, payable to Thos. H. UrUhani, Pres
ident of the Board of Managers, must acjoro
pany each proposal as a guaranty that the con
tract, If awarded, will be faithfully compiled
with. Bids not accompanied by check or draft
will not be considered. When samples are re
quired the bidder must prepay all express
charges on same. Each sample must be plainly
marked with its price and the name of she
owner. Envelopes containing bids must be in
dorsed "Proposals for Supplies."
Samples and proposals must be addressed to
Thos. II. Orlsham, President Board of Managers,
car of National hotel. Topeka, Kansas. -The
board will not be responsible for samples sub
For further particulars write to A. M. Urease,
Commandant, at Fort Dodge, Kansas, who, will
send you schedules.
By order of the Board of Managers.
THOS. II. GRISUAM, ,
President Board of Managers.
R. N. KERR, Treasurer. ,y
First published November 17, 1807. ,
PROPOSALS FOR BIDS FOR
Proposal for supplying the article named .
herein are respectfully solicited. Bid will be
opoued at the National hotel, Topeka, Kaunas,
December 7, 1807, at 0 o'clock a. m. Awards will
be made at 0 o'clook p. m. of December 10, 1807.
Bidder must be present at 0 o'clock a, m., De
cembers, prepared to place their good before
the various committee of th board. f ",
Supplle should be, a far practicable, de
livered on the car at the town where the re
spective Institution are located, except a
herein otherwise specified, net later than De
cember 80, 1807. Freight and all other charge
must be prepaid. No allowance will he Hade
for bottles, boxes, boxing, cooperage or dray age.
When one particular brand of good 1 called
for, no sample la to be submitted and no bid
will be considered for any other brand. - When
alternative brands are given, submit samples.
When no particular brand 1 designated, old
should be on qualities grading from medium to
best, and samples submitted.
Bidder must not submit more than four sara
plus of any article. .
Goods will be subject to Inspection, and all
articles that may In any respect fail to conform
to the speclno kind or brand called for, or to the
samplBs, will be rejected. ...
Supplies mentioned "A Ordered" are q be
shipped as ordered from the institution, and
must be new and fresh. The quantities ,ijlvea
are approximate only, and all goods ordered br
the different Institutions In excessof the sched
ule amount shall be furnished at contract yrloe.
The board reserve the right to reject any ana
all bids, or to accept or rejeot any part of 'any
bid. if deemed for the best Interests of the State.
Bids must be made out upon the wtthlp pro
posal and net prlco only given. .
Payment will be made on or before January
15, 1808, tor all supplies furnished before Decem
ber 80, 1807; provided, that vouchers in duplicate
are made out and receipted In dne form ao4 for
warded to the respeotlv institutions on or be
fore January 1. 1808. . .
urunM m fnmlih.il tnnnttilv Aral
ordered, paments will be made on tne wnaay
of the succeeding month In whloh supnL. iero
delivered, where voucher are received Ivifore
the 1st day of the month. f 9
A deposit of fifty dollars (150), or a certified
check for that amount, payable to P. H. JPolan,
Treasurer State Board Charitable Institutions,
must accompany each proposal as a guaranty
that the contract. If awarded, will be fatthfullv
complied with. Bids not accompanied by check
or draft will riot be considered.
When samples are required, exprossage, must
be prepaid In full by the bidder to Insure their
removal from the express office. Each satnol
must be plainly marked with Its price and the
name of the owner. Each institution to b fur
nished with samples.
A bill in djtail must be sent when good are
shipped, to secure acceptance of the same;
Envelopes containing proposals must be In
dorsed "Proposals for Supplies." Sample and
proposals mast be addressed to W. L. Etown,
care National hotel, Topeka, Kansas.
The board will not be reiponsible for sample
Duplicate schedules will be furnished npon .
application to Dr. C. II. Wetmore, Superintend
ent Topeka asylum.
By order of the Board of Trustees. ,
W. L, BROWN, President.
By II. U. JUMPER.
8. C. WHEELER, Secretary. y
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