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Program to Be Observed at
Laying the Corner Stone.
Gavel Used by George Washington to
Be Employed.
Ritualistic Regulations as Formally
Prescribed to Be Closely
The arrangements for the laying of the
cornei stone of the new Masonic Temple j
next Saturday afternoon are in charge of
President J. Henry Small, jr., of the Masonic
Temple Association, and the eerej
monies of the occasion will be conducted
by the Grand Lodge, F. A. A. M. A memorable
feature of the event will be the presence
of President Theodore Roosevelt, who
will deliver tne principal aaaress. auc
other speakers will be Grand Master
Francis J. Woodman and Past Grand Masters
J. Henry Small, jr., and Matthew Trimble.
president and vice president, respectively,
of the Masonic Temple Association.
There will be a parade of the Grand Lodge
and subordinate lodges, escorted by the
Grand Commaiulery of Knights Templar
and the constituent commanderies of ttiis
jurisdiction. Members of Washington-Alexandria
Lodge, F. A. A. M.. of Alexandria
will participate in the ceremony an t bring
in their custody the historic gavel used j
by President George Washington, and this '
gavel will be employed by the grand mas- !
ter in tlie exerf'ises. The Frederlcksbuig, 1
Va . lodge in which ien. Washington was
raised, will also be represented by a dele- i
teat ion bringing the Bible on which lie was
sworn i i 175J.
Following Ancient Customs.
The ceremony of l iving the corner stone ,
of this noble Masonic edilice will be conducted
in strict accordance with the ancient
landmarks of the craft. At I o'clock p.m.
on Saturday tlie Grand l.odge will be convened
at Masonic Temple, and by dfectlon i
of the grand master. Francis J Woodman,
all the subordinate Masonic lodges will as- I
semble at the same hour. By order of ;
1 C 'Ct,T> M ii.vrnn ,.f |
the iii.tnri Commindery of Knights Templar
the chivalric branch of Masonry, both
grand and subordinate commander.ed, will
meet at the same hour to take part In the
ceremonies as an honorary escort to the
Grand Lodge and Its subordinate bodies.
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter and its
constittw nt bodies and the other Masonic
organizations, all of which labored long
and zealously for the building of tin- temple,
will aiso be' represented in the marching
.column, but only bj the numerous members
of the several bodies who will le among
the white-plumed escort or in the long line
of the officers and members of the grand
ana suooruinate louges.
In Appropriate Apparel.
The brethren of all the lodges who can
join in the marching line will appear attired
in dark clothing and wearing the
white apron, whic i is considered so Important
in Masonry, and the white gloves,
which befit such a ceremony and add to the
appearance of the line, although not possessing
the significance of the apron. The
I Grand Lodge will be opened by Grand
[ Master Woodman and his associate officers
in til" Ai i; Alason degree. ami ine ruies
goven i th? procession to and from the
site of tut1 temple, corner New 1 ork avenue.
H and l.tth streets northwest, will be read
by the proper officers.
The Grand Lodge will then proceed to
open under the first or entered apprentice
degree for the purpose of permitting all
members of the fraternity who have not
yet been raised to what is known__in Masonry
as the "sublime degree" to partici- I
pate in the ensuing proceedings. This is
according to Masonic practice and designed
to recognize the important part ever played
by apprentices and craftsmen in temple
building from the time of Kings Solomon
and Hiiam to the present day. in the case
of the Washington temple this provision
for permitting them to take part, although
of itself a very "ancient landmark," has
an added significance in the fact that a
number of the pr?sent worshipful masters
of lodges, anil senior and junior wardens
as well, have entered the order and passed
the subordinate c! airs and now sit In the
Grand 1-odge who have been entered apprentices
and felloworafts since the Masonic
Temple project was first broached.
The project was suggested in Columbia
Commandery. K. T., over ten years ago
by John Henry Small, Jr.. subsequently
grand master of Masons (1WKJ), who has
from the beginning been considered father
of the enterprise and Is now president of
the Masonic Temple Association.
Corner-Stone Parade.
The formation and conduct of the cornerstone
parade will be in charge of Grand
Marshal J. Claude Keiper and the following
past masters, who have been designated as
his aids by Grand Master Woodman: Andrew
\V. Kelley of New Jerusalem Lodge,
No. it; Charles C. Coombs of New Jerusalem.
No. it. and \V. \V. Jermane of Fentalphia,
Tile officers of the Grand I.odge and of all
the subordinate lodges will wear their official
insignia and regalia; all past grand
masters and past masters will wear their
jewels, and the lambs-kin emblem apron
will be everywhere in evidence.
The Grand Lodge will have in line as |
many of its past grand masters and present
officers as possible. The present officers
of the body are Francis J. Woodman,
grand master; Augustus B. Coolidge, D. G.
master; Harry K. Simpson, S. G. warden;
George C. Ober, J. G. warden; Arvine W.
Johnston, grand secretary; James A. Sample.
grand treasurer; Thomas H. Young,
grand lecturer; Joseph Dawson, grand
chaplain; J. Russell Verbrycke, assistant
grand chaplain; J. Claude Keiper, grand
marshal; Ben \V. Murch, S. G. deacon;
Charles E. Baldwin, J. G. deacon: T. John
Newton, grand sword bearer: John Speed
Smith, grand pursuivant; Alexander AieKenzie.
S. G. steward; Alexander Grant,
J. G. steward, and Warren C. Bickford,
grand tiler.
Line of March to New Tempi*.
The procession -will move promptly at
1.30 o'clock, and the following line of
march will be observed: B street to 5th
I street, to D street, to Indiana avenue, to
3d street, to Pennsylvania avenue, to
south side of treasury, to west side of
treasury, to Madison place, to H street,
to 13th street, to site of new temple.
The Grand 1-odge will march In the fol- >
Inwitiir order: |
Grand Tiler with drawn sword.
Grand Stewards, with rods.
Past Grand Treasurers.
Past Grand Secretaries.
Past Grand Junior Wardens.
Past Grand Senior Wardens.
Past Deputy Grand Masters.
Grand Pursuivant.
Grand Lecturer and Grand Chaplains.
Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer.
Senior and Junior Grand Wardens.
Bearers of the three Lesser Lights.
Bearer of the Great Lights.
Bearers of Silver Goblets, with Corn,
Wine and Oil.
Bearers of the Plumb, Square and Level.
Past Grand Masters.
Deputy Grand Master.
Grand Sword Bearer.
Grand Master, supported by the Senior and
Junior Grand Deacons.
The procession, on arriving at the site of
the proposed edifice, will open to the left
and right and uncover as the grand master
and his officers pass through the lines to
the platform, while the other members of
the fraternity will surround it.
The Formal Ceremonial.
The following is the formal ceremonial
\fn?(inir ritualistic rpmi
prewjuw^u J ""
lations. and will be:
Orand Master?The Grand I-odge is here
assembled for the purpose of laying the
corner stone of a building to be dedicated
to the worship of the Almighty and Eternal
Uod. the Architect and Kuler ol the
TTnl verse. at whose creative flat all things
were first made, and as we as Masons are
taught that we should implore the aid of
our Supreme Grand Master in all our laudable
undertakings, let ug attend while the
reverend and worshipful grand chaplain
Invokes tbe divine blessing.
Prayer by the grand chaplain.
Music by the band or choir.
Grand Master?Right worshipful grand
treasurer, you will deposit In the case the
several articles as they are called by the
right worshipful grand secretary.
I Tbo franH sporptarv fhpn rpnris thp list
and deposit is made by the grand treasurer
as directed, soft music, either vocal or instrumental,
being rendered during the ceremony.
The trowel is presented to the grand
Grand Master?The trowel will be used in
spreading the cement which shall unite this
building into one common mass. Remembering
that we are all children of our Father
In Heaven, who loves and pities all. may
the trowel symbolize to lis the spreading of
the cement of friendship and affection
which should unite the brotherhood of man
into a sacred band, among whom no contention
should ever exist save that noble
contention, or rather emulation, of who
K-nrk nnfl best acree.
To Spread the Cement.
The grand master will spread the cement
for the cornei stone, or he may spread simply
one trowelful, the workmen completing
the task. When all is in readiness,
the workmen swing the stone into position
and lower it by three distinct motions to
its proper place at the corner of the foundation,
the band meanwhile playing soft
The architect then presents the square,
level and plumb to the grand master, and
Architect?Most worshipful, the necessary
preparations having been made for laying
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present you the square, level and plumb,
those useful implements of the craft by
which you will be able to ascertain that
the material which is to constitute the chief
corner stone of the future edifice, and
which you are about to lay in its appropriate
position, is "well formed, true and
Handing the Square and Plumb.
Tiie grand master hands the square to
tiie deputy grand master, the level to the
senior grand warden and the plumb to the
junior grand warden. The grand master,
the deputy grand master, senior and junior
grand wardens, and past grand masters
then descend from the platform, and, when
pu??e?i uif, int.* fi, let 11 u iiuistt* i aim {uidi gimiu i
masters st^d at the east of tlie stone, the |
deputy grand master on the riglit of the j
grand master, the senior grand warden at i
ti:e west and the junior grand warden at I
the south of the stone.
Grand Master?Right worshipful deputy
grand inr.sUr, what is the proper Jewel of
your ofllce?
Deputy Grand Master?The square, most
Grand Master?What are its moral and
M sonic list s?
Deputy Grand Master?To square our actions
l>y the square of virtue, and prove our
Grand Master?Apply the implement of
your office to that portion of the foundation
stone that needs to be proved, and
make report.
Deputy Grain} Master?Most worshipful. I
find the stone to lie square. The craftsmen
have performed their duty.
Grand Master?Right worshipful senior
grand warden, what is the proper jewel
of your office?
Senior Grand Warden?The level, most
Grand Master?What is its Masonic use?
Senior Grand Warden?Morally it reminds
us of equality, and its use is to prove horizontals.
Grand Master?Apply the implement of
your office to the foundation stone and
make report.
Senior Grand Warden?Most worshipful, I
find the stone to be level. The craftsmen
have performed their duty.
Grand Master?Right worshipful junior
grand warden, what Is the proper jewel of
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Junior Grand Warden?Tiie plumb, most
Grand Master?What is its Masonic use?
Junior Grand Warden?Morally it teaches
rectitude of conduct, and its use is to try
Grand Master?Apply the implement of
your office to the several edges of the
foundation stone, and make report.
Junior Grand Warden?Most worshipful, I
find the stone is plumb. The craftsmen
have performed their duty.
Grand Master?This corner stone has been
tested by the proper implements of operat1""
m<.(ini?rv* fimi I find that the craftsmen
have skillfully and faithfully performed
their duty. I therefore declare the stone to
be well formed, true and trusty, and correctly
laid according to the rules of our
ancient craft. May the All-bounteous Author
of Nature assist in the erection and
completion of this building, protecting the
workmen from every accident, and may He
long preserve this structure from decay.
Presenting the Vessel of Corn.
The deputy grand master presents to the
grand master the vessel of corn, saying:
Deputy Grand Master?Most worshipful
grand master, it has been the immemorial
custom to scatter corn as an emblem of
nourishment. i mereiurc iuocui juu mm
vessel of corn.
The grand master scatters the corn upon
the stone, saying:
Grand Master?In the name of the Great
Jehovah, to whom be all honor and glory,
1 now scatter this corn, and invoke a continuation
of the prosperity and manifold
blessings which He has unceasingly bestowed
upon our country and its people.
The senior grand warden presents the
vessel of wine, saying:
Senior Grand Warden?Most worshipful
grand master, wine, the emblem of refreshment,
having been used mystically by our
ancient brethren, I present you with this
Vessel of wine.
Pouring Wine Upon the Stone.
The grand master pours it upon the stone,
Grand master.?In the name of the Holy
Saints John, I pour out this wine to virtue.
May the Giver of every good and perfect
eift bless and prosper oil our undertakings
and inspire the present generation with
wisdom and virtue to transmit to the latest
posterity, unimpaired, so priceless an heritage.
The junior grand warden presents the vessel
of oil, saying:
Junior grand warden.?Most worshipful
grand master, I present you, to be used according
to ancient custom, this vessel of oil.
The grand master pours it uoon the stone,
and extending his hands, say^:
Grand master.?I pour out this oil. an em
blem ol joy. May neaiiii, piunpeiny mm
peace, symbolized by corn, wine and oil,
plenteously abound throughout the length
and breadth of our land. May the Great
Ruler of the universe bless and consecrate
the edifice which shall rise on this foundation
stone and in due time may it be solemnly
dedicated to His worship.
Amen., So mote it be.
Striking the Stone Three Times.
The grand master then strikes the stone
three ttme.? with his gavel, and the brethren
give the public grand honors three times.
The grand master ascenus me piatrorm
and delivers over the implements to the
architect, saying:
Worthy brother, having thus, as grand
master of Masons, laid the foundation stone
of this structure, 1 now deliver these implements
o? your profession into your
hands, intrusting you with the superintendence
and direction of the work, having
full confidence in your skill and capacity
to conduct the same.
Addresses to Be Delivered.
At this point in the solemn ceremonies
Grand Master Woodman, President Roosevelt,
J. Henry Small, jr., and Vice President
Matthew Trimble of the Masonic Temple
Association are to deliver their ad
The grand master will then close the
ceremonies by saying: "Ladies, gentlemen
and brethren?Be It known unto you that
we be lawful Masons, true and faithful to
the laws of our country, and engaged by
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public buildings by placing in position the
chief cornerstone whenever called upon to
do so by those having charge of the same.
These ceremonies which you have witnessed
have come down to us from time immemorial.
and are in themselves invaluable to us
as purely symbolic of that spiritual building
which each one of us is engaged in
erecting during our natural life, and as in
this temporal building about to be erected
we have proved the chief cornerstone to be
well formed, true anu irusiy, iei eacn one
of us be sure that In the spiritual building
our chief cornerstone be likewise well formed,
true and trusty."
The procession will then be reformed and
return to the -siasonic Temple.
E. H. Harriman Talks of His
work on the Pacitic Hoaas.
Enormous Increase in Traffic and in
Interesting Reply of the Napoleon of
Railway Managers When Asked to
State What Good He Has Done.
Special Correspondence of The Slur and the Chicago
NEW YORK, May 27. 1007.
The door to Mr. Harriman's offices was
wide open, although from what I had heard
and read I expected to find it shut and
barred and guarded against newspaper
men. There is a railing across the corridor
with a swinging gate and a harmless looking
young man at a desk beside it, who
took my card and disappeared into the
suite of rooms beyond. He returned
promptly and beckoned me Into a large
apartment, with a big mahogany table and
rows of important-looking chairs around
it. I assumed that it was the directors'
room of the Union Pacific Railroad Company,
and it occurred to me that a good
many things had happened there. But
there was no time to'recall them before a
gonial gentleman appeared with my card in
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m.-s nana, ana lniruauet-u uunocu aa i?i.
Miller. He said that if I wanted to see
Mr. Harriman personally I would have
to wait a while because he was attending
a board meeting.
"You can sit here and wait til* he comes."
said Mr. Miller, "or. if I can serve you in
any way, I will be glad to do so."
Whereupon 1 confided to him a feeble
hope that Mr. Harriman would give me an
interview. Mr. Miller was not very encouraging.
Mr. Harriman did not like to
talk for publication. Everything he said
would be analyzed and twisted and construed
to suit the purposes of any interests
on the stock exchange or elsewhere
that might be referred to directly or Indirectly.
and he had been betrayed and
misquoted and misinterpreted so much that
he had to be cautious.
"Mr. Harriman Is receiving a good deal
* a i J i- -a ?> **- "VTIllo*.
Ol Hlieiiuun juwi ui presKui, mi. wuici
continued. "Several articles about him
have recently been published In the current
magazines, which were written by people
who do not know him. Most of them are
accurate as to biographical details, but give
the reader a false impression concerning
his personality and his disposition. They
are written by men who never had an opportunity
to see the personal side of Mr.
Harriman's life, his domestic relations,
his home and family and his relations to
his office force. One writer has described
him to be 'as cold as ice. as hard as steel,
and morally as insentient as a granite
boulder.' Mr. Harriman might appear
that way to his enemies and to people who
are trying to get ahead of him on a trade,"
\.tw. K V* -lr
oaiu .ui . .Miiivi, uui i iiu.-ic n iiu nui i\ i"'
hlin and have access lo his inner life know
him to.be a very different sort of man."
Greeted Pleasantly by Harriman.
Just then Mr. Harriman passed the open
door, and, taking my card, Mr. Miller followed
him. In two minutes he reappeared
and motioned me toward the inner office,
where the Napoleon of railway managers
greeted me pleasantly, offered a chair and
asked what he could do for me. I replied
that the newspapers were keeping the public
thoroughly informed of all the wicked
things he was doing, and I had thought it
might be interesting to hear what good, if
any, he had done.
Mr. Harriman evidently has no sense of
humor. He did not crack a Rmlle, but
looked at me sternly and inquired whether
I expected him to discuss such matters
with a newspaper man.
"You might perhaps lip willing to answer
a few questions," I replied.
"Very well," he said, "lire away," and I
"What good have you done with the proceeds
of the ?ir>o.(Hjn,(XK> in bonds and stocks
you have floated since you secured control
of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
railway systems?"
Reorganization and Reconstruction.
"I have reorganized and rebuilt and reequipped
two of the biggest railroads In the
world?altogether about 15,OUO miles of
track," replied Mr. Harriman. "When I
commenced to reorganize the Union Pacific
in 1W)8 there was no reason why any one of
a dozen men should not have done It, but
riwRiuy eise seeinea to nave tne nerve. The
road was practically a wreck. It had been
five years In the hands of a receiver and
the times were so bad that It could not
earn enough to pay expenses. I have since
made a new road of It, and to promote
economy and convenience of management
and to benefit the stockholders and the public
1 placed it In close traffic relations with
the Soutiiern Pacific, the Oregon Short Line,
the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company,
the Pacific Mail Steamship line and
various other railways and steamship lines
of lesser importance. I have practically
rebuilt them all, have opened up a vast
area of valuable contributing territory by
building nearly 2,0tX> miles of new road and
have 2.200 miles additional under construction
or projected. I have shortened distances,
have reduced grades, cut out curves,
relaid the tratks with heavy steel rails,
have retraced the wooden brids'e-s with stepl
anil masonry, have double-tracked a considerable
distance where the traffic Is the
heaviest, have provided additional terminals
and facilities for handling freight, have
built eight of the finest steamships on the
ocean, have secured the finest fleet of any
nation on the Pacific, have bought or built
1.41* locomotives, 1,050 passenger cars and
42.500 freight cars.
"In these improvements," continued Mr.
Harrlman, "I have spent $-57,760,700 Vo
promote the material development of the
states and communities traversed by the
transportation lines mentioned. They serve
tliP nannlo llvintr hnta'O^n t Mfcciccinnl
river and the gulf and the Pacific ocean
and a part of Mexico. The water lines
furnish transportation between New York.
New Orleans, Havana and Galveston, between
San Francisco and the west coast of
Mexico, Central and RonMi America and
between San Francisco and Japan, China
and the Philippines."
Controls About 15,000 Miles.
"How many miles of road have you under
your control?"
"A little less than 6,000 miles In the Union
Pacific and a little morfe thaji 9,000 tn the
Southern Pacific. When I consolidated the
Union Pacific system, consisting of the
Union Pacific proper, the Oregon Short
I^ine and the Oregon Railway and Navlsra
tlon Company, nine years ago. those three
roads had a mileage of (1,325 miles. To
develop the adjacent country and to provide
prompt transportation for the rapidly
Increasing population we have built 515
miles of new railway and have about 600
miles more under construction," and Mr.
Harriman called Mr. William Mahl, tha
controller of the two systems, from the
next room to give the details.
"In these Improvements," he said, "there
were expended from 1898 to the close of the
year 1906, for changes In lines, reductions
of grade, improvements in alignment and In
other betterments and nddltions to the
roadway and terminal facilities, $40,084,214;
for locomotives, cars und steamships, $39,557,129,
and for the construction of new
lines and purchase of terminal property,
$30,616,314; a total expenditure of $111,157,057.
One hundred and forty-four miles of
second track and UtR> miles of sidings were
build and t>31 locomotives, 230 passenger
and 10,404 freight cars were purchased.
"The amount of Increased service which
was given to the public as a result of theBe
timely expenditures Is best conveyed by the
statement that although there was an Increase
of only 77.87 miles In the mileage
operated between the years 1898 and 190(1.
after deducting the miles of railway sold
to the San Pedro, Los Angeles and 8alt
Lake railroad toi 1903, there were carried
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642.544,422 passengers one mile in 1006.
against 228,226,758 in 1808, and 5.353,374,071
tons of revenue freight one mile in 1906,
against 2,187.566,072 in 1898, or. expressed
in another way, the relative ratio of passenger
service to the public was 2.81 passenger
miles in 1906, against 1.00 In 1898,
and In freight service 2.44 ton miles In
1906, against 1.00 in 1898. The gross transportation
receipts Increased from $32,681,769.05
In 1898 to $67,281,542.60 In 1906,
and the disbursements for dividends to the
shareholders from $1,781,130.95 in 1898 to
$19,532,424 in 1006.
Acquisition of Southern Pacific.
"On the purchase of a controlling Interest
In the Southern Pacific company In the
spring of 1901 the new management was
confronted with a condition
manded prompt attention. Mr. Huntington
had succeeded in keeping the Southern Pacific
company out of the hands of receivers
during the six ye#rs of business depression
which followed the panic of 18!>3, but in doing
so there remained from the earnings of
the property but little in proportion to Its
mileage, to be spent for improvements on
its roadway and structures, additions of
equipment and terminal facilities. Its physical
condition and facilities. adenuat? for
me traffic during those years of business
depression, were wholly Inadequate for the
movement of the great1 traffic which the era
of expansion upon which the country had
then entered was developing.
"To provide for this need, to open up the
undeveloped country adjoining the company's
lines, and to bring the property up
to the highest standard of efficiency for
the prompt and economical movement of its
tra?c, large outlays were necessary. Since
July 1, 11MJ1. to the end of the year 1900,
there have been expended for reconstruction
changes in lines, improvements in grades
and alignment, and in other improvements
to the roadway and structures, $'5(i,91W,248;
for locomotives, cars and steamships, $;19,
r*>u,<jz; ior new steam or electric lines and
for terminal property. $(!!),7,">4,092, an aggregate
expenditure of $140,003,052.
"There were built or acquired during this
period 400 miles of new lyies in Louisiana
and Texas, and 765 miles in California, Oregon
and Nevada?wtilch include that remarkable
piece of work across the Great Salt
Lake, known as tlie Ogden-Lucln c t-off?
and 170 miles in Mexico, making an aggregate
of 1,3!)5 miles, and construction Is
progressing on about 1.700 miles of projected
lines. There were also added .Iftyslx
miles of second truck and 720 milts of
sidings, and there were purchased 787 locomotives,
820 passenger cars, 20,036 freight
cars, and eight ocean steamships.
Increase of Receipts and Profits
"These additions enabled the company to
secure its full share of the Increased business
of the country, and to assist materially
in the development of the country traversed
by its lines. With an increase of 442
miles, or a fraction over 5 per cent over the
mileage operated in the year 1001, there
were carried 1,307,411,783 passengers one
mill) in flpiilnsf M'i 1-1*4 TN! Ir? ItMH ?i*wl
6,2.16,597,303 tons of revenue freight one
mile in 1900, against 4,873.257,728 in 1901.
Nearly one-half of the company's mileage
consists of branch lines, on which the development
of traffic is much slower than on
the main line, and a considerable part of
the main line runs through a still sparsely
settled country. The increased traffic is.
therefore, concentrated on probably something
over 40 per cent of the total mileage
of the system, which is 9.21C miles.
"The gross transportation receipts increased
from $77.244,8;?8 In 1!K)1 to J105,632,54'J
in 1906. The surplus earnings for
the fiscal year of 1906 were more than
twice the amount of the fixed charges, and
the first dividend since the organization of
the eomnanv. in 1SK5 was In llfcNi i?ai/l nn
the common shares.
"The physical Improvements referred to Include
the reduction of grades on about 081
miles of road, the ballasting of about 3.785
miles of track, the renewal in steel or masonry
of about 124,07a linear feet of bridges, ,
the relaying of about .r>,832 miles of track '
with heavier rails, and the Installation n/ '
automatic signals for the safer movements
of trains on about .'1.237 miles of railway. '
"That is what I did ylth the money," said
Mr. Harriman. But he omitted to mention
the assistance of the Southern Pacltic company
had rendered the people of the stricken
city of San Francisco after the earthquake, !
when he spent $200,000 In cash for their lmmediate
relief, under his own personal direction,
for food shelter, medicines, medical
appliances and other articles needed in the
emergency), carried over 224,000 passengers '
free and 1,600 carloads of relief supplies
from the eastern cities within the i?i> or
three weeks after the disaster.
Rescue of the Imperial Valley.
This work he is very proud of. but did j
not wish to discuss it. Nor did Mr. Hurrl- (
man allude to the prompt and vigorous
manner In which he shut off the flood of
the Colorado river in southern California
last winter and saved the Imperial valley
from total destruction. During his examination
before the interstate commerce commission
in March last he declared that this
was the most remarka"ble achievement in
the history of modern engineering and the
most important event in his entire experience.
The government was poweriess in the
emergency, a great cuipurauon, wnn unlimited
means, materials, rolling stock and
other facilities, alone could do the work.
The entire Colorado river was empiying
into the Salton Sink. The President of the;
United States appealed to the president ot
the Southern Pacific railway, and they exchanged
numerous telegrams in the discussion
as to the best course to be pursued.
It was a rather delicate task for the government
of the United States to undertake,
because an international question was Involved.
While the damage was being done
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id when of ample character it places it
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knowledge is really essential to the achiever
of human effort.
If r?f Punr^iAna an#
of the utmost value and in questions of life
remedy is desired it should be remembered
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
[ with the approval of the most eminent phj
:ause it is a remedy of
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able patronage of millions of the Well Infor
personal knowledge and from actual use that
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[he Company ? California Fig Syrup Ml
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The .vounsest son of former President V. S. Gran
/or the democratic nomlnntlon for the presldei
the democratic councils of New York.
on this side of the border the break of the
river was in Mexico. The upshot of the
conference was that the Southern Pacific
company agreed to do thre work, and "the
question as to what sum shall be paid to
the railroad will be settled in the future,"
said the President of the United States in a
message to Congress.
Dr. Robert Woodward Speaks at Miss
Madeira's School.
"Too many giriB know archaeology and
Latin, but learn nothing at school about
the chemistry of cooking." IJr. Robert
Woodward, president of the Carnegie Institution,
declared during an address before
the graduating class of Miss Madeira's
School for Girls at the commencement ex
E-rcisPS yesterday at the New Willard. Dr.
Woodward said that only part of the knowledge
acquired by young women of the present
generation is put to practical use.
Miss Madeira presented the diplomas and
reviewed briefly the purposes of the school.
3he said no social advantages are held
jut to the girls, but all are required to
work so that they may be fltted for college
ur for life.
Fraulein Marie von 1'nschuid. teacher of
music and president of the University of
Music and Dramatic Art, played a TJszt
rhapsody and the Wagner-I-iszt "Spinning
\\ neel Bong.
Miss Elizabeth Haskell Bright of Minneapolis.
Minn., and Miss Margaret Stanton
Noyes of Milwaukee. Wis., received diplomas.
Miss Noyes .will enter Vassar next
Fall, and Miss Bright will return for a postgraduate
course at Miss Madeira's school.
Movements of Army Tugs.
The plans of the quartermaster at Fort
Washington regarding the army tug Lieut.
Monzo Cushing being sent to Baltimore for
?eneral repair work, have, it Is stated,
jeen changed, and it is now doubtful when
he tug will be able to leave here. It had
>een arranged to send the Cushing away
lot later than Monday morning next in
>rder to have her back here in service by
Fulv 1. To fill her r>laee as tender to the
irmy posts on the Potomac, It was proposed
:o charter a steamboat of some kind, but
10 far the army people have been unable to
secure a boat. As the Cushing; transports
ill the supplies and other freight to and
'rom Fort Washington and Fort Hunt, and
s used as a passenger steamer for the
irmy people as well, she will not be sent
iway until another boat has been secured
'or the service. When this will be is very
loubtful, but it is stated that a Baltimore
irm has offered to charter a steam yacht.
i Knowl.
and health
,sicians and
imponent J*jfj' j jj '
it is the first ,, I j ^i
"'NEW york.N.Y^
t. Mr. Grant lias tieen mentioned as a pnssitiility
icy. He is forty-eiKbt years old, and a power lu
and she may come here next week and the
Cushing go away then. Considerable
boiler, machinery and hull work is to hi
done to ttie Cashing, but the contract for
the work calls for completion in twenty-six
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