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THE COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURG. PA. J. S. Williams & Son, BLOOMSBURG V Public bale Criers and General Auctioneers, W Fifteen years experience. Satisfaction naranteed. Bent ret urns of any sale criers In Dissection of the State. Write for terms and dates, we never disappoint our patrons. THE TROLLEY ANU THE BRIDuE. How Trolley Company May Crost River Bridge at Catawlisa Opinion of Court. The Columbia & Montour Electric Railway Company and M. F. D. Scan ln & Company, plaintiffs, vs. the County of Columbia and William Krickbaum et. al.. Commissioners of Columbia County, defendants. In the Court of Common Pleas of Columbia County. Sitting in Equity. No 2, May Term 1002. The plaintiff company is a street railway company, duly incorporated under the Act of 14th May, 18S9, P. L 111. A portion of its electric railway, which it is authorized to con struct and maintain, leads from the Town of Bloomsburg to the Borough of Catawissa. M. F. D. Scanlan & Company are the contractors for the construction and equipment of the railway. The road is constructed from Bloomsburg to the western ap pioach ot the river bridge crossing the Susquehanna River at Catawissa, and is in daily operation. The road is being operated upon some of the streets of Bloomsburg, and to Ber wick. The river bridge forms a connecting link in the lire of the plaintiff com pany's route to enter Catawissa, and is the only means upon which the company can construct its line to en ter that borough. The borough au thorities ot Catawissa have given the company consent to enter upon the streets tor their railway. ihis is a county bridge, under the care, super vision and control of the County Commissioners. With a view of entering into an agreement as to what changes would be necessary to be made to strength en the bridge and fit it for the use of the plaintiff company, together with the public, the railway company and the County Comissioners agreed upon the selection of an engineer, who was to make an examination of the bridge and report to the County Commissioners. Boyd Trescott was chosen, and on April 4th filed a re port in the Comissioner's office. This report sets forth, in detail, the changes required to be made in order to strengthen the bridge, an estimate of the cost thereof, and also an estimate of the cost of keeping the bridge in repair. The Commissioners and the plain tiff company are unable to agree upon the terms and conditions which (he railway company should perform and obligate themselves to do, before be ing permitted to construct and oper ate its railway across the bridge. It is averred on the part of the plaintiffs that the County Commiss ioners refuse to give such terms as are reasonable while upon the part of the County Commissioners it is claimed that before the engineer was appointed and made report, they caused an article of agreement to be prepared, wherein was stipulated the terms and conditions to be performed by the plaintiff company, before they should enter upon the biidge for the construction of their railway; and that these terms were reasonable; that the plaintiff company declined to join the execution of the agreement, and ac eept the conditions therein stipulated. This unexecuted agreement, as pre pared, among other things, provides that the railway company shall lay two tracks for the operation of its cars, one on either side of the bridge; chat while the bridge was occupied by the railway company it shall keep the bridge in good repair, for its own use and the use of the traveling public, at ts own cost and expense, but if the company shall neglect or refuse to make the necessary repairs, then the County Commissioners shall make the repairs, and recover the costs and ex penses incident thereto, from the company; and that the bond in the igreement provided for, shall contain i clause providing for the securing of mch costs and expenses. The plaintiff company aver that mly one track should be laid across he bridge, and upon the southern or lower side thereof; and that the repairs .ncident to the maintainance of the bridge should not extend beyond keep ing in repair the half of the bridge upon which the railway is laid. The plaintiff company has the right o occupy this bridge with their rail vay, and operate their cars thereon. The County acting through theCoun y Commissioners, cannot exclude 1 hem from the use of it. "When the proper local and muni cipal authorities have given their con sent to the use by the street railway company of a highway of which a county bridge forms a part, the Coun ty Commissioners cannot arbitrarily refuse the use of the bridge." Berks County vs. Railway Co., 167 P. S. R., 102. LaRue et al. vs. Oil City Railway Co., 170 P. S. R. 250. Lawrence Co. vs. Railway Co., 8 Sup. C. R., 33- The right of the plaintiff company to the use of this bridge for their cor porate purposes is conceded by the County Commissioners. The dispute in this case arises over the reasonable ness of the conditions sought to be imposed by the County Commission ers, to be performed and to be further kept by the railway company before being permitted to enter upon the bridge. The points of disagreement in the bill are averred to be: (1) as to how the railway shall be laid upon the bridge, (2) as to the extent the plain tiff company shall be held to maintain the bridge in repair, and what repairs ought reasonably to be made by them and (3; as to what, if any, rental the company should pay for the use of the bridge. The report of the engineer, accom panied by a draft showing the present arrangement of the floor system of the bridge, as it now is, and as proposed, recommends that a single track be laid on the lower side of the bridge; and that the bridge be strengthened and fitted for the use of the plaintiffs cars, by an additional "I" beam placed up on the plate girder underneath the floor, and midway between the rails, and that two of them will come direct ly under each of the rails; and that an extra floor of the same thickness as the heighth of the rail be laid on the top of the present floor, on that side ol the bridge between and on either side of the rails to the middle of the bridge, and beveled off to the plane of the present floor, so, as it is stated by the engineer, wheels may pass either way without difficulty. This report shows, as estimated cost of strengthening the bridge $6170.00 and the annual cost of repairs, includ ing the painting of the bridge, $673. 00. The plaintiffs admit the changes re commended by the engineeer will have to be made, and when made the bridge will be safe for the use of the pnblic and the company; and that the changes must be made by the plaintiff com pany at its own expense. Tnis is a single area bridge, having width of seventeen or eighteen feet in the clear. Nearly all of the wit nesses who testified at the hearing ex pressed the opinion that there should be two tracks laid over this bridge, if a street railway was operated over it. Mr. Charles P. Pfahler was of the opinion that if the floor of the bridge was raised throughout, so as to be upon a level with the top of the rails, a single track would be just as good as a double track. The track in use by the plaintiff company is about four inches in heighth. We are of the opinion that the gen eral public will suffer less annoyance by the operation of a street railway over this bridge with a single tiack than by the operation of a double track and that the floor of the entire bridge be raised so as to be of uni form height, and on the same level and plane with the top of the rails: and that the track should be laid up on the upper or northern side of the bridge, instead of the southern side,as recommended. If the track be laid upon the southern side, every vehicle crossing the bridge will be required to cross the rails laid upon the western approach; otherwise a considerable portion of the public will not, neces sarily, have to come m contact with that portion of the track. No allusion is made, either in the engineer's report or the terms propos ed by the County Commissioners sgreement, to the subject of he light ing of the bridge, or to the condition and care of the highway upon the ap proaches to the bridge. If not at the present time required. when this bridge is being operated by a street railway, it is necessary to have the bridge well lighted during all dark houis, for tne convenience and safety of the traveling public ciossing over it. The high trusses, braces and over-head iron work, make the passage way too dark on ordinarily dark nights. The approaches, at both ends of the bridge, if not already done, should be reduced in their grade and eleva tion, so that heavily burdened teams can enter bridge with the least diffi culty; and roadway between the tracks and on either side throughout its entire width, be paved, or macadamized; and be of uniform heighth and of the same angle of elevation as the top of the rails. Experience shows that ruts and holes are too frequent along the line of the street railway; and thct public servants, whether County Commission ers or Township Supervisors, some times delay in the performance ot duty to make prompt repair. The public ought not undergo inconveni ence for the want of a permanent and well kept roadway upon the approach es to the bridge. The entire work to be done in the strengthening of the bridge, and lay ing of the floors should be in charge and supervised by some competent person who knows how the work ought to be done; as well also the adjust ment of the lighting appliance, and THE COLUMBIAN, the grading, paving or macadamizing the roadways constituting the ap proaches, as herein indicated. 1 he permissible rate of speed at which the plaintiff company should operate their cars over this bridge, ought to be limited so as not to ex ceed a rate of four miles per hour. In view of the nature and extent of the use made by the public of this bridge, this limitation of the rate of speed is a reasonable regulation, as a condition ot the contemplated use by the plain tilt company. This railway company shall use what is known as the U rail, the kind used by this company on the streets of Ber wick, in the construction of their rail way across the bridge, and upon the approaches thereto. Under the conditions hereinbefore noted, we believe that experience will show that the inconveniences and an noyances necessarily to be borne by the general public, in the operation of a street railway over this bridge, will oe naTrowed within the least practi cable scope. Very serious inconveniecce is no doubt apprehended by the general public, and, perhaps, arises from a mistaken view entertained in respect to the rights of the street railway com pany, qver the portion of the highway occupied by its track. Street railways do not have an exclusive right to use the highway with their tracks. In this they are unlike steam railroads. These "have the exclusive right to the use of their tracks at all times and for all purposes, except at road crossings. Street roiJways have not this exclusive right- Their tracks are used in com mon by their cars and the traveling public. While this common use is conceded, and is unavoidable in towns and cities, the railway companies and the public have not equal rights. Those of the railway companies are superior. Their cars have the right of way, and it is the duty of the citi zen, whether on foot or in vehicle, to give unobstructed passage to the cars. This results from two reasons: First, the fact that the car cannot turn out or leave its track, and secondly, for the convenience and accommodation of the public. These companies have been chartered for the reason, in part. at least, that they ate a public accom modation. The convenience of an individual, who seeks to cross one of their tracks, must give way to the convenience of the public. It would be unreasonable that a car load of passengers should be delayed by the unnecessary obstruction of the track by a passing vehicle. On the other hand it is the duty of the companies to see that their motormen shall be on the alert, not only at street crossings, but everywhere upon the tracks, to see that citizens are not run down and injured." Per Paxson, Chief Justice, in Chrisman vs. Harrisburg Railway Co., 150 P. S. R., 180. It appears that this bridge was opened for the public use in 1898; that it has not been painted; that rust is doing its work and that the bridge requires to be now painted, to prevent deterioration of this iron superstruct ure. The plaintiffs urge that they should not be obliged to contribute anything towards the painting of the bridge, because the county would have to paint the bridge, whether oc cupied by the railway or not, while on the other hand the Commissioners urge that the plaintiff company should paint it at their own expense. 1 he painting of the bridge is an incident of its maintenance. If the bridge requires to be painted it ought to be promptly done by the party upon whom the law has cast that responsibility, as well as of making all other repairs. Even if the plaintiff company should occupy the bridge with its track, the duty and respon sibility of properly maintaining the bridge in a good condition of repair, should remain where it now is. The county is bound to keep the bridge open and in good repair. The amount which the plaintiff company should pay lor the use of the bridge ought to be based upon what the county will probably pay out for its maintainance and repair. We believe that the county will be subjected to costs 'and charges in keeping the bridge open for the pub lic use, with the operation of a street railway upon it, that have not been noticed by the engineer, and which experience will demonstrate. But these elements of charges are prob lematical. According to the engineer's report, the probable amount of annual re pairs will be $763.00. This includes $120.00, tha annual cost for the paint ing alone. In our view this sum is too low for the cost of repairs. It is exclusive of the annual cost for the lighting of the bridge and also of the annual cost of the repairs to the approaches, wh'ch is graded, paved or macadam ized, as heretofore indicated, probably is an item not worth considering. According to the testimony of Mr. Scanlon it would cost $1800 to prop erly paint this bridge. This would make the probable annual cost of the painting amount to $450.00 as against $120.00 reported by the engineer. From the rates obtaining in this town lor street lighting, the probable BLOOMSBURG PA. annual cost for the lightning of the bridge would be about $200.00. Upon the evidence before us and the circumstances considered, the plaintiff company should be required to pay into the County Treasury the sum of $ for the use of the bridge, dining each year that it is oc cupied by them, in the construction and operation ot its railway across it As a further condition ol the occu nation of this bridge by the plaintiff company they should be required to give bond in the sum ol $7,500.00, with security, to be approved by the Court, conditioned of the faithful per formance of the regulations, and the payment of the moneys, ordered to be paid by the decree to be entered in this case, and the compliance of any other reasonable regulations that may be imposed by the County Com missioners The conditions imposed upon the plaintiff company, for their use of the bridge, and as mentioned in the bill, may be summarized as follows: (a) That they shall strengthen the upper or northern side ot tne ormge, in the manner recommended by the engineer, and raise the floor of tne bridge throughout so as to be on the same level with the top of the rails, at their own charges and expense. (b) Reimburse the County of Col umbia for the moneys expended. (1) In the employment of a compe tent person to oversee and superintend the entire work, including the adjust ment of lighting appliances, the grad ing, pa vi niz or macadamizing of the approaches. (2) For the purchase of appliances for lighting, and the adjustment of the same upon the bridge; the material and work for grading, paving or macadamizing of approaches, to the extent of one-half the amount thereof. (c) The rate of speed at which the plaintiff company may operate its cars across the bridge shall not exceed four miles per hour. (d) The rail known as the "U" rail shall be used in the construction of its tracks across the bridge, and the approaches thereto. (e) They shall pay to the County of Columbia the annual sum of nine hundred dollars ($900) payable semi annually in sum of $450 each, for the use of the bridge, during the time they occupy it; the first payment to be made six months after they shall have bigun the work , of fitting the bridge for their use. (0 The Company shall first give bond, with security to be approved by the Court, in the sum of $7,500.00 conditioned for the faithful and prompt performance of the conditions hereby imposed: and of any other reasonable conditions imposed by the County Commissioners, and which may be agreed upon by the parties. The complainants are entitled to the relief sought, upon compliance with the decree to be entered herein. Counsel for the plaintiffs will pre pare the proper decree in conformity with the conclusions herein given. The plaintiff company and Columbia County shall each pay one-half the costs of this proceedings. By the Court. Now, August 16, 1902, the fore going opinion and order is directed to be filed and the clerk is requested to notify the counsel interested of the fact. By the Court. BLOOMSBURG CENTENNIAL- Philadelphia & Reading Excursion to Blooms burg Centonnial August 28th and 29th. On account of the above the Phila delphia & Reading Railway will sell excursion tickets to Bloomsburg at the low rate of single fare for the round trip, with a minimum of 25 cents, on above dates, good to return until August 30th, 1902, from New berry, Tamaqua and intermediate ticket stations. Passengers at Suydertown, Mahanoy City or in termediate points can purchase tick ets via West Milton or Kast Maha noy at rates applicable via Route traveled. Special trains will be run as fol lows : August 28, leave Tamaqua at 8:15 a. m. and East Mahanoy Junction at 8:30 a. m. for Blooms burg. Returning leave Bloomsburg 10:00 p. m. for Tamaqua, stopping at intermediate ticket stations. This train on the return will not connect for points North of East Mahanoy Junction. August 29, leave Lewisburg 7:30 a. m. for Bloomsburg. Returning leave Bloomsburg 11:00 p. m. for Lewisburg, stopping at intermedi ate ticket stations. This train on return will connect with No. 14 leaving West Milton 12:25 a- August 23 and 29 special train will leave Dauville station 12:40 noon and 7:00 p. in, for Blooms burg, stopping at Grovania. Re turning, leave Bloomsburg 5:30 p. in. for Grovania, Danville station and Bloom street. Special Train will leave Catawissa 12:40 noon for Bloomsburg. Returning, leave Bloomsburg 10:00 p. m. for Cata wissa. August 28 special train will leave Bloomsburg 10:00 p. m. for Grovania, Danville station and Bloom Street. UP ON FIRST FLOOR. $3.50 GOWNS FOR $2.00. Women's Night Dresses. Many of these have been soil ed in handling and by using for decorations, all are nicely trimm cd and made better than most garments some styles only one or two of a kind about five dozen altogether. Don't wait. 3.50 and 3.00 reduced to 2.00 2.25 and 2.00 reduced to 1.25 1.75 and 1.50 reduced to 1.00 1.39 and 1.25 reduced to .75 $1.75 SHIRT WAISTS FOR $1.00 White and colors, not many of any kind all new this season have sold at $1.50 and $1.75, reduced now to $1.00 each. DOWN IN OUR BASEMENT. Toa Strancrs, 1 Cant. 9 dozen fine wire straners to put on spout of teapot 1 cent each. Egg Boators, 1 Cent 9 dozen fine trimmed woven wire, braced handle, wire frame, 1 cent each. Clothes Fins, 1 Cent a Cozen. Strictly firsts and full size. These are the cleanest and best clothes pins made. ic. dozen. CENTENNIAL COMMITTEES The organization of the Centennial celebration is as follows: GEN ft UAL EX EOUTI V K COM M ITT E B John R Townsond, Chairman, L. N. Moycr, Treasurer. Ooo. K. Elwell, Socretary. P. J. Tasker, Asst. Secretary. Col. .1. G. Freeze. J. M. staver, A. W. Duy, 11. A. M'KIUIp, F. G, Yorks, Frank Ikeler, W. P. Meigs, J. O. Wells, or, J. P. Welsh, Louis Cohen. C. llrown, IT. B. Clark, W. 8. Moyer, Dr. W. M. Keber, C. Peacock, F. P. Pursel, A. Z. Henoch, II. v. Whrt, P. B Wirt. lion. W. Chrisman, M. F. D. Scanlan, C. W, Miller, F. J. HIchardB, .J. Lee Harm an, B. C. Caswell, w. n. siate, W. O. HollUCS, W. 8. Rlshton, H. E. Bartman. FINANCE COMMITTEE. L. N. Moyer, Louis Cohen, W. O. Holmes, W. 8. Rlshton, V. White, c. C. Peacock, W. B. Slate COMMITTEE ON PROGRAM. C. Brown, Dr. J. P. Welsh, J. M. Staver, w. P. Meigs. W. S. Klshton. COMMITTEE ON ADVERTISING AND 80UV. EN IRS. IL B. Clark, F. P. Pursel: Prof. J. H. Dennis. R. E. Hartman. W. Duy, W. 8. Rlshton, Thos. Moore. COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION. L. E. Waller, Chairman, Paul E. Wirt, C. W. Funston, Chas. W. McKelvy A. W. Duy, R obert Uawley, J. M. staver, N. V. Funk, 8. H. Harraun, W. P. Meigs, W. 8. Rlshton, F. P. Billmeyer. 8. Wlgtall. A. II. Bloom, Frank Ikeler, W. H. Slate, lion. R. H. Little, G. Wells, F. P. Pursel, B. Tustln, Geo. E. Elwell, C. C. Peacock, COMMITTEE ON INVITATION. C. Brown, Chairman; J. P. Welsh. A. Z, Bchoch, 11. A. M Kllllp. Geo. E. Elwell, Dr. W, M. Reber, V. White, j. g. Freeze. W. 8. Moyer, Hon. Grant Uerrlmr. Uon. Fred Ikeler, F. Q. Yorks, Hon. W. Krickbaum, J. L. Dillon, Hon. W. Chrisman, John L. Moyer, r. J. J. Brown. Dr. J. W. Brllnnr. C. Creasy, j. Lee Hanuan. Hon. A. L. Fritz, H. Mont Smith, W. II. Brooke, John G. narman. W. D. Bockley, I. Hagenbucn. COMMITTEE ON DECORATIONS. P. K. Vannatta, Chairman; H. W. Sloan, n, B. Clark, H. G. Phillips, 8. R. Bldleman, Dr. M. J.lless, E. F. Carpenter, Morris 8. Broaat. B. A. Qlddlng, Warren II. Eyer, R. F. Vanderslloe, Dr. A. K. Aldluger, Warren J. Lee, Wm. Lowenberg, Geo. W. Hess, Harry J. Achonbaob, G. P. Rlngler, James IL Mercer, Robert D. Young, Edward Holmes, Prof. Joseph Dennis, Clyde Yettcr, COMMITTEE ON PARADE (CIVIC) W. P. Meigs, Chairman; J. Lee Harmon, Carl Caswell, 8. C. Creasy, Wm. Shaffer, Guy Jacoby, W. U. Housel, Geo. Hughes, J. L. Wolverton, H. K. Zarr, J. 8. Germing. Chas. Hassert. W. L. Demaree, Wm. Karuhner, Wm. U. Henrle, Choa Relmard, Joslih Gtger, John Cox, Fred Richards, Thos. Vandersllce, COMMITTEE ON PUBLICITY. R. Vorls, Chairman; L. M. White, W. 8. Reed, Lesser Alexander, William L. White, E. V. Hartman, Robert UawU'y, O. P. Frymlre, Frank Wilson, W. C. Sloan, James Wilson, Plurce llagenbuch, John Sterling, JumoB Coleman, Alex Cohon, D. I). Frymlre. Alox Hchwarz, Harry Hartley, OBcar Alexander, Charles Keller, Geo. B. Hunt, T, E Hyde, Ralph Kellar, T. V. Gunther, . H. Andres, John Larned, Geo. Wilson, E. E. Blttenbendor. W. II. Blttenbender, Jacob Fotterolf, . 8. McBrlde, J. Hughes, Win. Weavor, C. W. Blatchlcy. B. Uartman, O.T Albert Moyer, Wilson, COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES. W. B. Allen, A. N. Yost, C. B. Lutz, Louis Gross, Bruce Block, Alex Bchwarz, C A. Klelm. v"' Vikii sueccsson to' J' $3.00 PARASOLS FOR $2X5 Prices arc taking them styles arc new; goods are right but we will not keep them until next year if you care to save half your money. 5.00 parasols now 2.95 3.50 parasols now 1.95 2.75 parasols now 1.50 2.00 parasols now 1.25 1.50 parasols now 1.00 1.25 parasols now .75 1. 00 parasols now .50 $1.00 SHIRT WAISTS F0R39C. A lot of women's colored shirt waists that were sold at 50c. to $1.00 now all to go at 39 cents each. Drinking Cups, 2 Cents Each. 5 dozen extra quality tin, firm ly soldered, warranted not to leak, 1 pint size, 2 cents each. Shelf Oil Cloth, 5 Cents. Superior grade, 12 inches wide with fancy border and scolloped edges. Yard 5 cents. Coffoo Pot Stands, 3 Cents. 5 dozen bright silver wire tea and coffee pot stands, well made and equal to goads at much higher price. 3 C3nts each. t'OMMITTEK ON RELIGIOUS EXERCISES. Rev. J. D. Smith, Rot. D. N. Klrkby, Rev. Dr.O.H. Hemingway, Rev. M. E. McLInn Rev. Dr.W. M. Fryslngcr, Rev. J. 8. Bentz, Rt,J. 3. Thomas Rev. J. K Murphy. COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. W. E. Rlnkor, J. c. Brown, Joseph Garrison, Chas. Taylor, J. C. Rutter, Jr. Dr. Redeker, L. P. Sterner, o. H. Yetter, II. Barton, w. W. Evant, W. v. Mouscr, 8. Pursel, COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. II. V. White, w. 8. Moyer, Louis Cohen, w. II. Slate, Eugene F. Carpenter. COMMITTEE ON ENGRAVED INVITATION 8 Geo. E. Elwell, j. p. Welsh, A. Z. Suboch, COMMITTEE ON FIRE WORKS. J. O. Wells, c. W. Funston. D. J. Tasker. COMMITTEE ON BASE BALL. C. W. McKelvy, Dr. A. K. Aldlngcr W. U. Eyer. COMMITTEE ON AUTOMOBILE PARADE, J. M. Staver, c. W. Funston, Karl Wirt, Dr. Blerman, M. I. Low, George Low, J. E. Roys. COMMITTEE ON MUSIC FOR PUBlIO MEET INGS. H. F. Colloy, d. J. Hummer, O. II. yetter, j. b. sterling, H. G. Supplee, J. F. Traub. J. I. Harner. FIREMEN 8 COMMITTEE! Fhiindbhip Fir Co. W. U. GUmore, Geo. Weaver, Elmer Delterlck. Rxscui Hoax Co. H W. Townsend, Jaa. Kashner, R. J. Tracy. Winona Hosi Co. Sam'l H. Barman, Boyd Maize, G. Ed. Lewis, Liberty Hose Co. Robt. Morris, jno. Welllver, Jno. Former. Good Will Fiki Co. W. W. Barrett, Jr. Albert Cross, Fred Bower. CIVIC CLUB COMMITTEES. Com. on Intbhiok Dicohitionb. Mrs. R. Hawley, Jr. Chairman Miss Judge. Mrs. M. 8. H. Worthlngton Mrs. J. E. Wilson Mrs. C. W. McKelvy. Com. on Relicb. Mrs. H. H. Grotz, Chairman Mrs. Dr. Annent Mrs. Helena Ikeler. COM. ON EXTIKIOK DlCORATIONB. . MIbs Lllla Sloan, Chairman Miss Laura Walter Mrs. C. W. Funston. SECRET SOCIETIES. KNianTsorxHi goldbn EAoik. H. C. Rulon Dr. p. w. HederM John Lewis n w r.mnhoii William Lowenberg. Royal Arcanum. Frank Eyer j. K. M1Uer J. L. Woods. r. 0. 8. OF A. Not reported. C A. R. Geo. W. Sterner Not reported. M. P. Lutz B. F. Hicks. O. C. A. M. JK. O C. A. M. Not reported. tor the meeting of the National Fraternal Congress the Lackawanna Railroad will sell excursion tickets to Denver, Colorado Springs or Pueblo, Colorado, at one fare for the round trip. Ticket m u SOld August 2211(1 will be cood for return i,.aiMr point of destination not later than September 30th. Tor full informa tion Call Oil VOtir nnnrpct T wanna ticket apent. For the meetinsr of the Tnfor. national Mining Congress the Lack awanna Railroad will sell excursion tickets tO Blltte. Mnnrann f fare for the round trip. Tickets will be sold August 20th; 21st, 26th and 27th, and will be good for te turn leaving Butte not later than September 30th. For full particu ars apply to nearest Lackawanna ticket agent.