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tart. THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS. 444MHl.--'i-H'iWH,W4iW H44-44 H-B't-fr-W' f 1 RAILROAD EMPLOYES, jj 4. .HWHHHH-M-t'I' M-t-M-M' I-I -H H-M-M-M HI M4 DAMAGES FOB BLAOKLISTDTO. Case Successfully Pushed Against North western Railroad. 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 railroad business. 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. Railway Notes. Topeka switchmen's ball at Hamilton Hall to-morrow night. An elaborate X-ray apparatus has been purchased for the Santa Fe hospital at Topeka. Mrs. Irene Frisbie will erect an addi tional dwelling and make other improve ments on her Topeka property on Jef ferson street. 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 been sick. President Ripley's special car is in the repair shops. 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 tour. 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 shops. David Elder, who was formerly with the Cremerie, has gone to work in the boiler shops. 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 week. 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 was settled. 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 two divisions. 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. OUT-OF-WORK COLUMH. 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. w OKK wanted. R. Hoyd, care Advocate ana iows. A PRESSMAN of twelve years experience desires position. Is capalile of doing any kind of work. Address Pressman, 1HU Kansas Ave., Topeka, 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, Kansas. HENRY W. ROBY, M. D., SURGEON. 730 Kansas Ave, Topeka, Kas. 3000 BICYCLED muHtlifChftl nut 11I oin'i', StnnUtii'il " Muili-lt, tfiltinint (1, 14 !n .10. 'Mil moili'lrt 14 ioJO. hllmnilwlit-oliitl 9a toU. Slilinifdto an noun on approval without artvanre dtwml t droit factory r Irartnf "It K 4 W.V A UIVYCLK WjfhL""ul l cb ton FRKK tIBl of np LwJrTi.S"-Wwl q InOoduot Ihm. Writ at oar tut uwMiaioftr, p.K.Mead Cycle Co., Chicago, 111. $12 7 mm mm First published October 37, 1307. Publication Notice. In the District court of Shawnee connty, Kansas. No. ioo-o. 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 questing them. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The provisions of the eight hour law (chapter 114 of the session laws of 1801) must be complied with. 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. 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. SPECIFICATIONS. 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 mitted. ',"' 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 SUPPLIES, ' 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 ", SPECIFICATIONS. v 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 submitted. 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 THE NEW UNION- ELEVATED LOOP IN CHICAGO Is now open. It runs on Van Buren Street, Directly In front of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific ssTivriojx. Pusnengors arriving In Chicago can, by the new Union Elevated Loop, reach any part of tho city; or, for a 5-ceni fare, can be taken Immediately to any of the large stores In the down-town district. All Elevated Trains will atop at the " Rock Island" Station. Train every minute. These facilities can only ho offered bythe"GKKAT HOCK INIiANO ItOl'TK." If you will aond a2-cent stamp for postage) we will mall you at once a new bird's-eye view of Chicago, Just issued In 8ve colors, which shows you Just what you want to know about Chicago and the new Loop and Elevated Sya torn. This map you should have, whether you live out of the city and expect to come to it, or whether you now lire In Chicago and you or your friends contemplate making a trip. Address JOHN SEBASTIAN, O. P. A., CHICAGO.