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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
U8e. Their benefit to the city la so small
that they cannot be considered, yet they
do considerable damage to deserving es
tablishments. The union printers of Topeka, backed
by all trade unionists in Topeka, con
sisting of several thousand skilled labor
ers who are affiliated with the Trades'
Assembly, ask you to consider the mat
ter as a business proposition, whether it
is your duty to patronize the union book
and Job offices and newspapers. A list
of offices employing union workmen Is
here given. By taking your work to
them you will receive not only a full
return for your money but also the good
will and co-operation of our members to
the extent that we pledge ourselves to
do all we can to assist In gaining custom
for those merchants and professional
men who take their work there. All of
these offices have the union label, which
we ask you to call for on work where It
can be used.
CRANE PRINTING CO.
HALL LITHOGRAPHING CO.
KANSAS STATE PRINTING CO.
THE MAIL PRINTING HOUSE.
THE KANSAS FARMER.
THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL.
THE TOPEKA CAPITAL.
THE MAIL AND BREEZE.
THE GILLIES PRINTING CO.
THE TOPEKA PRINTING CO.
Trusting that you will assist us In
our eltort to secure recognition of the
work of fairly-paid workmen and their
employers, we are, Yours respectfully,
J. S. PEFFER, President.
C. J. COOPER, Secretary.
Barbers' License Law.
As a means of following up the article
in last week's Advocate and News re
garding the barbers license law Secre
tary C. B. Hypes, of Journeyman Bar
bers' Union No. 25 of Topeka was asked
to contribute an article on the subject
Mr. Hypes has taken an active Interest
In this matter for some time and has
been active In agitating the matter.' The
Advocate and News will be glad to get
the sentiments of other persons inter
ested in the matter.
Mr. Hypes says:
In. compliance with your request for
plana of action in the coming State
campaign for the consideration of the
barbers of this State to secure desired
and much needed legislation, I submit a
plan which I consider the most effective
It would be a good plan for the barbers
in each town in the State to hold a
meeting as soon as possible and choose
a correspondent and adopt resolutions
to co-operate with a State committee and
correspondent to be elected in Topeka.
I would also suggest that the resolu
tions adopted in each town be for
warded to the Advocate and News for
publication. When the paper has re
ceived and published a number of reso
lutions sufficient to warrant the elec
tion of a State committee and corre
spondent to carry on the work a meeting
of all barbers In Topeka should be called.
The action taken should be published
and It would be easy to forward a copy
to each correspondent in the State. In
this way we can remove all obstacles,
and If every barber in the State will put
bis shoulder to the wheel at once we
can pave the way for an easy victory
and secure the passage of our barbers'
license bill at the next session of the
To raise the necessary funds to carry
on this work and to create a sentiment
that the public may know who are for
and who are against us I would recom
mend the sale of a "barbers' license law"
There is "death in delay," as was ex
perienced in the last Legislature, and
this organization, to accomplish its pur
pose, must be effected and on its feet
by the time the candidates for election
to the next Legislature are in the field,
then, through the columns of our or
gans, we can fight those who will not
pledge themselves to the support of our
bill. We must act in harmony regard
less of politics, and all else save the
advancement of our cause and the cause
of all labor generally. Yours truly,
C. B. HYPES.
A. F. of L. organizers have instituted
a carpenters' union at Wilkesbarre, Pa.;
sheet and metal workers' and lathers'
unions at Binghampton, N. Y.; street
railway men and tube workers at New
Castle, Pa.; tin plate workers at Ell wood
City, Pa.; . butchers and carpenters at
St. Joseph, Mo., and barbers, plumbers
and masons at Norwich, Conn. A broom
factory at Muscatine, Iowa, was unionized.
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Conductor Haney Hilled.
Leavenworth, December 18. Conduc
tor J. Burton Haney, of the Burlington
passenger service, was instantly killed
in the railroad yards at 4:40 o'clock yes
Standing on the pilot of the engine
preparing to make a coupling, Haney
slipped and was struck by tae engine
and rolled on the tracks a distance of
The body was frightfully mangled,
Buffering" no less than six fractures.
Aside' from breaking his neck and his
back, the right shoulder and the left
arm with the hip bone and left leg were
broken.' In addition, the ribs were all
detached from the backbone, and the
face and features were cut and bruised
almost beyond recognition.
Conductor Haney had been in the em
ploy of the Burlington for about ten
years, and for the last few months has
had the day run on what la called the
"stub,' a train running between the
Fifth street station and the main line
at East Leavenworth, with a daily run
to Kansas City and return.
Conductor Haney lived at 719 Oak
with his wife and two young children.
An Outside View of the Matter.
"There Is one thing about the" railroad
organizations the brotherhoods, I be
lieve you call them that has always
been a pretty "good source of comfort to
rae," said a man at a leading Topeka
hotel, one day last week. This man's
name is known to a great majority of
the Advocate and News readers, but Is
withheld at his request. He is an au
thority on other matters than the labor
question, but what he says in that line
is not by any means idle talk.
"My business has made considerable
of a traveler of me," he continued in ex
planation of the above remark. "I have
never been In an accident, but every trip
I take reminds me of the remarkably
small number of accidents that occur,
considering the amount of railroad
travel In this country. I don't think
that '.we give enough credit to 'the em
ployes ofthe roads for this. We are ac
customed to speak of it frequently, and
in nine cases out of ten the railroad sys
tem gets the credit.
' "Now, from what I know of these
brotherhoods, competency is the first re
quirement for membership; at least, I
should think that this would be so or
they would never be as strong as they
now are in Kansas. When I get on a
train and feel that the men who are
running It and those who are otherwise
responsible .for Its safety are backed by
powerful organizations which guarantee
that they are not being overworked in
such a way as to make them unfit for
duty, I don't worry about collisions. I
presume that the average passenger
doesn't give this aspect of the case much
thought, but it certainly Is a view that
Is worth his while."
Ball of Ladies' Auxiliary.
The auxiliary of Flower of the West
Lodge No. 205, Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen, gave an enjoyable ball at
Conductors' hall Saturday evening. The
committee in charge consisted of Mrs.
Win. McLaln, Mrs. Thos. Verlln and
Mrs. Wm. Sherman. Fleming's orches
tra furnished the music. A series of
dances of a similar nature will be given.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Sherman, Mr. and Mrs. James Gal
letly, Hugh Montgomery, Miss Annie
Tulley, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McLain, Ar
thur Callaham, Mia Ella Patterson, Fred
McKinney, Miss Abbie Rlordan, Miss
Kate Hannlgan, Mr. and Mrs. John
Ash, Mr. and Mrs. L. Galletly, Mrs.
John Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gal
letly, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Patterson and
daughter. Miss Jessie Sawyer, Miss An
nie McGinnis, Miss Gertrude McGinnis,
Miss Celia Murphy, Miss Mary McAn
drews, D. Alexander, Samuel Vess,
Frank Austin, David Sherman, George
O'Brien, John Boyston, George Wadell,
T. B. Metzker, T. H. Danford, T. Han
nlgan, Hugh Devlin, Al Curry, Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Miller, Mrs. Charles Leat
and Miss Jessie Duff.
Emporia Trainmen Danced.
The ball of the Emporia trainmen
was a big success. The ball room was
prettily decorated. Music was furnished
by the Emporia orchestra. The grand
march began at 9 o'clock and was led
by L. O. Willams and Miss Blanche
Coke heaters have been placed In
the Newton round house.
Gravel is being put in for a floor In
the Newton machine shop.
R. K. Stewart, of the Topeka store
house, was Inspecting the Newton store
house last week.
Roadmaster Eglington, of Wlnfleld, Is
duly proud of handsome gold watch pre
sented to him by the Santa Fe employes
on the New Mexico division.
W. L. Brown, superintendent of tele
graph of the Chicago & Alton, was in
Topeka list Thursday getting pointers
about the electric lights used In the
Santa Fe cars.
Engineer McCowan, Fireman Mc
Gowan, Conductor Peterson and Brake
men Carson and Campbell made up the
crew In charge of the merchants' excur
sion train from Emporia.
The south train No. 405, in the after
noon, now waits at Newton for No. 1
for passengers. The train formerly left
there at 4:30 In the afternoon but now
does not leave until 5:25.
The Brotherhood of Railway Train
men will give a ball at Dodge City on
New Year's eve. It will be an elaborate
affair and preparations are being made
for the accommodation and pomfort of
Theifi are three vacancies on the
through runs between Argentine and
Newton. The oldest conductor apply
ing before the 23d and the two oldest
brakemen applying before the 24th will
bo assigned'the runs.
The many friends of Conductor Mar
tlmlale, of Emporia, will be gratified to
learn that the operation performed at
the Santa Fe hospital was successful and
that his recovery is assured. Mr. Mar
tindale Is one of the best conductors on
the road, and has a host of friends.
Engineer Jerry Faulkner was in
charge of the special train which car
ried President Ripley and the directors
of the road from Chilllcothe to Argen
tine, and performed his task so well
that Mr. Ripley requested Mr. Faulkner
be given a number of credit marks.
The Santa Fe round houses at Chi
cago and Topeka have been fitted with
steam coils in the . engine pits and
Btoves for heating the houses have been
done away with. The new plants have
been In operation for about two weeks
and have given entire satisfaction.
B. B. Treen, of the Waltham watch
works, of Waltham, Mass., passed
through Topeka last week. He has
been traveling over the Santa Fe sys
tem In the Interests of his company.
He says the employes of the Santa Fe
carry better watches than those gener
ally used on other roads.
Five passenger engines will handle
the six passenger trains west of Newton.
The engineer who takes out No. 5 brings
in No. 6 the next day. YZ) takes out
17 that night and returns with 2 the
next night. The next night he takes 1,
returning the following evening with
No. 8. The next afternoon he starts
with No. 5 again.
The Santa Fe has, purchased the Ar
cade hotel building at Newton, In which
the station Is located, and will remodel
it and make numerous improvements at
a cost of about $6,000. Fred Harvey will
fix up the hotel part of the building and
establish a first-class eating house. Af
ter all Improvements are made it will
be one of the finest and most conven
ient depots on the system.
Two special way cars have been con
structed at the Santa Fe's Topeka shops
and are now in the hands of the paint
ers. They are for the use of the road
master and his assistants. One end of
the car has the Baker heater, a cook
ing range, cupboard for the dishes, and
a sink. There are five rooms in each
car. One of the cars will be sent to
southern California and the other one
will be use'd by the officials in Topeka.
A circular relating to air brakes and
couplers to be used on passenger trains
was Issued last Thursday by the general
superintendent of the Santa Fe. The
order provides that after January 1 only
cars will be run on passenger "trains
that are supplied with Westinghouse
quick-acting automatic air brakes and
Miller couplers or a combination coupler
that will interchange with them, and,
which will not require the use of links
Engine 752, running over the "cut
off," had what might have been a se
rious accident last Thursday. The train
was running about half speed when one
of the wheels came off the engine and
'rolled into the ditch by the track. In
vestigation showed that one of the axles
had broken just inside of the hub, al
lowing the side rod to fall to the track
and the wheel to come off. 1 ao engine
was brough to the Topeka shop for re
pairs. Aside from the broken axle no
damage was done.
Theodore Moore now ha3 the late En
gineer Kelley's run on the Lawrence
branch out of Ottawa, Engineer Al WIN
son taking Theodore Moore's run on the
Burlington branch. At the death of
Engineer Kelley the run was to be given
to the oldest engineer on this division
of the road and foil to Engineer Lowe,
of Ottawa, but he preferred to keep his
present run;, It then fell to Engineer
Moore, and Engineer Wilson being next
In years of service was given Engineer
- Santa Fe Shop Notos,
Joseph Crandall has been transferred
Adam Ikes, of the coach shop, was
tick last week.
Peter Hagan, of the car shops, was
sick last week. .
Simon Wright, of the machine shops,
was sick last week.
Eight new box cars were turned out
of the sheds last week.
Jerry Dustln is now assistant fore
man in the boiler shops. .
Frank Allen, of the car department,
was not at-work Friday.
Jacob Lonj of the machine shops, was
sick several days last week.
Wm. Dicks, of the car department,
was not able to be at work Friday.
Wm. McCambridgo has taken a posi
tion In the blacksmith department.
John Hodge, master car builder, was
in Chicago last week inspecting cars.
Robert Ferguson, of the mochino
shops, was not at work la$t Thursday.
Engine No. 737 has been turned out
of the round house and Is now in service.
Chas. Stromberg, of the car depart
ment, was unable to be at work last
Geo. Campbell, of the coach shops,
reported for work last week after a
Geo. Frlsble, of the car department,
left last week for a two Weeks' visit
In Carthage, Mo.
Engine No. 91 has been thoroughly
overhauled and was taken out for ex
ercise by Amos Beeler last Friday.
M. Mulvlhlll, of the round house, Is
confined at home because of Injuries
received while lifting.
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That will thrill your blood is
given in our new Serial by Paul
It is full of lively incidents and
dramatic situations, and the
scene above depicted is only out
of many that are extremely ex
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