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X PASO HERALD
8 Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1913 Derailments Prolific Cause of 16 Hour Violations Commissioner Declares the Violations by 269 Railroads G-o to the Very Heart of Efficiency and Safety . of Train Operation; Derailments Are Given , by Investigators as Greatest Cause. WASHINGTON. D.K C, Dec 17. "Violations of the law lim iting the service of train employes on American railroads to IS consecutive hours so to tho very heart of the efficiency and safety of train operation," said commissioner Charles C. McChord, commenting upon a. statement issned today by the inter state commerce commission analyzing the monthly reports of interstate rail roads on hours of service during the fiscal year ending June 30. 1913. Nearly 300,000 violations OX the 16 hour law were reporte-4 by 269 rail roads during the year, the roads sub mitting various reasons why such vio lations "were necessary. The commis sion's analysis points out however, that while this figure may appear abnor mal to the lay mind, it must be remem bered that 251,111 men were employed in handling trains during the year and that the excess service probably would not exceed one Instance to each, em ploye. I "The difference In efficiency and safety of operation between various railroad systems," Mr. MoChord said, "Is shown clearly by the commission's analysis in the marked disparity be tween the ratio of excess service to mileage between railroads serving practically the same territory. For in stance, one of the eastern roads, oper ating more than 5300 miles of tracks, reports 5224 instances in which train men were on duty for periods longer than those provided by law; while an other road In the same territory, with a mileage of less than 3500 miles, re ports 22,663 such instances. In the SoHtfevrest. "In the southwestern territory, one road, operating less than 6400 miles of tracks, reports approximately 1700 in stances of excess service, while an other line, similarly situated, geograph ically, 'reports only 2S0 lnstanoes on a. mileage of more than 7604 miles. A corresponding comparison between two roads In the northwestern section of the country shows a mileage of approx imately 8000 miles with less than SW Instances of exoess service, while an other road with less than 10,000 miles of line, reports nearfy 6000 instances of excess service." Commissioner McChord, within whose supervision comes the actual adminis tration of the "Hours of Service act," directed the preparation of the analy sis. The law provides a maximum of 16 hours as the limit of continuous ser vice for trainmen engaged In the phy sical operation of trains. This law ad mittedly is being violated continually by the railroads many times unavoid ably. The carriers are required to re port each instance in which an em ploye served more than 16 hours con secutively, a fine of $500 being the penalty for failure to report Derailments Greatest Cause. The analysis shows that derailments afforded the most prolific cause of ex cess service, 88,317 cases being attri buted by the carriers to that generic cause. In 33,360 instances, the relays were due to coupler and" drawbar de fects, 17,753 cases were attributed to miscellaneous car defects. Landslides, high water and fire were reported by the carriers involved, as responsible for 17,985 cases, and congestion of traffic resulted in 13,812 employes exceeding the limit of service. In 10,620 in stances the excess service 'was caused by track defects and obstructions not resulting in collisions or derailments; while 9,910 cases were due primarily to collisions. Good Attendance Marks Union Plumbers' Meeting turn Tuesday night. No. 924 is one of the "prize engines" of the G. H. and many of the road men express dissatis faction regarding the deal. This en gine will work between El Paso and Lordsburg and No. 2755 will work be tween JB1 Paso and Valentine. Conductor J. A. O'Brien, of 'the Southern Pacific, was in charge of 243's train out of El Paso Tuesday evening. Cars Nos. 402 and 236, of the South ern Pacific freight service between El Paso and Lordsburg, have been taken out of service on account of a decrease in business. F. N. Craver, extra engineer for the Southern Pacific, between El Paso and Lordsburg, is back on the local slow beard, after a round freight trip. Sixteen loads of merchandise arrived over the S. P. Tuesday night for points between Bl Paso and New Orleans on the G. H. & & A. Bighteen gold ball loads arrived over the Southwestern early "Wednesday morning for Southern Pacific points and were transferred to that road at El Paso. The freight agent of the G. H. & S. A. at Clint Tex., has asked the com pany at El Paso to deliver him two box cars for the transportation of alfalfa. G. H. & S. A. freight conductor 31c Ginnls, of the El Paso and "Valentine list, is laying off for a few trips, and extra conductor Eodgers is filling his place. Rodgers and crew caught the stock train last night at 7 oclock. L. Nalley, brakeman for the Southern Pacific between El Paso and Lords burg, has reported for duty. J. Bryant, extra brakeman for the S. P. between El Paso and Lordsburg, Is back yon the local slow board, after a round freight trip between the above points. H. R. Payne, regular brakeman for the S. P. between El Paso and Lords burg, has been forced to take the local slow board on account of a decrease in regular chain gang crews. Roundhouse foreman "W. W. Toung, of the G. H. & S. A. at Sanderson, ha3 returned to that place after a business trip to the city. He came here to at tend the Safety First meeting which was held Wednesday night. E. "W. Wright, a former draftsman for the G. H. & S. A. at El Paso, who resigned about two years ago to go into the mining business at Engle, Colo., is paying the Pass City an extended visit. He reports that the trouble of the recent snows caused him to shut down his mines. R. Hamilton, regular through freight fireman for the Southwestern eastern division between El Paso and Carrlzozo, Is laying off for a few shifts. Bert Gwin, regular Bl Paso and Car rlzozo local freight fireman for the eastern division of the Southwestern, is laying off for a few days. A. W. Curtis, through freight fire man for the eastern division of the Southwestern between El Paso and Carrizozo, Is laying off for a few trips and an extra fireman of the local slow board Is filling his place. R. E. L. Fogel, western division fire man for the Southwestern between El Paso and Hachita, Is back on the local slow hoard, after a round freight trip with engineer J. H. Chapman. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen, No. 757, of the Southwestern, will hold a meeting Thursday night at 8 oclock in the Eck man hall. All membors are solicited to be present by secretary O. M. Berkey, who says that it will be a very impor tant business meeting. Herman Keith, extra fireman for the eastern division of the Southwestern between El Paso and Carrlzozo, is working In the El Paso yards for a few nights with engineer I. -V. Gill, in place of fireman Jones, who. is laying off for a few shifts. "' Plasterers' Union Moves F,?anIa-3,ni Go tt t r T-r 1 Jno. Warden, aieaacpianers to union Labor Hall. GOOD attendance market the meet ing of the Plumbers union Tues day night. The meeting, which was the regular weekly gathering of the union plumbers, was presided over by the president, William Paradice. The members present were: Wm. Para dice, Ed Savage, Chas. Marquis, Al Powell, C. E. Sendstedt, M. Sheen, J. E Clem, Sam Darr. W. M. Hendry, O. Rpgenbuck, Jas. Stewart. Thos. O'Brien, W. Barry. Pat Barry, H. A. Hopkins, P. A. Sellodeau, Jas. Flanagan, Jas. Flynn, J. E. Grubbs, Jno. Carr, T. D. Butcher, Harry Kuman, W. W. Schaef fler, Chas. Escott, Ed Wright, Jno. Warden, W. Erwin. Jack Tulley, Jno. A. McKenna and Wm. Meisel, .secretary. Bricklayers Meet. The Bricklayers' union held its regu lar weekly meeting at the Eagles' hall Tuesday night. The meeting was well attended. "The general routine of busi ness was transacted. Wm. Fayram is president and F. J. Williams secretary. PInsterers 3Iove Headquarters. The Plasterers union has moved from 206 South El Paso street to the Union Labor hall. Mr. Johnson is having some brick work done on Missouri street by mem bers of the Bricklayers' union. Those employed are: Rosario Hurtado, Pedro Gork and M. Robartu. i Jno. warden, a member or the bank building. 'Chas. Marquis is putting in a heating plant at the new depot at Carrizozo, N. it He is a member of the Plumbers" union. W. Barry Is working on the heating plant at the new First National bank building. He is a member of the Plumbers" union. The Carpenters and -Joiners' union will hold the regular weekly meeting tonight at Union Labor halL J. B. Wil liams is president, and H. Brown, sec retary. Bartenders' Ball Held. The Bartenders union held Its first annual ball Tuesday night at the "Fra ternal Brotherhood hall. The Knox orchestra rendered musical selections. Light refreshments were served. There were many present. The Painters and Paperhangers" union will meet tonight at Union Labor halL Adam Haust is president and M. H. Davis secretary. The Horseshoers union will hold its semi-monthly meeting tonight at Union Labor halL J-e Burton is president and J. C. Sanchez secretary. The Private Dining Booms at the Zelger are now open; entrance through Main Street side of Hotel. Advertise Strictly white help and German home cooking. Wisteria Cafe, 218 S. El Paso. Advertisement CAB DERAILMENTS DELAY PASSENGERS Traction Car Is Twice Ditched. Block ing Traffic FoUowteu; Many "Walk Iatoihc City. Two derailments of car TJo. 2 of the Rio Grande Traction Railway company, early Wednesday, caused many school children, telephone girls and office men to be late in getting to their va rious duties. The first occurred at the curve about half a block this side of the Midway Inn, which caused a delay of 30 minutes. The wrecker finally came and pulled the big red car back upon the track. The' wrecker then re turned to the city and the car proceed ed towards town with a couple of Washington Park cars in the rear. After going a few blocks from the scene of the first derailment, the car struck "soft track," which gave way tinder its heavy burden. Four Park cars were behind the derailed car. An other wrecker "was sent from the car barns. Officials say that the damaged track will be taken out shortly and replaced with new rails. The cars be hind the soft track were backed to the place where the double track starts, ond then came into the city on the out going track. Many of the passengers, growing impatient walked Into the city as far as Cotton avenue, caught the Myrtle avenue car and came the rest of the way. All cars behind the derailment were unusually filled with passengers. The safety department of the Joint G. H. & S. A. and Southern Pacific rail roads at El Paso, of which superinten dent R. M. Hoover is chief, are plan ning many safety devices in the local shops and round house.. All machines in the El Paso shops, boiler and black smith's shops are being equipped with safety guards to prevent accidents. All tracks leading to and from the turn table at the round house are now pro tected by filler tracks. The electric department of the G. H. & S A. at El Paso is planning and constructing many improvements. On January 1 work on a new smoke stack on the local power plant will be com menced, and also the construction of new motor driven bending rolls. The material has already arrived and is in the shop being tempered. A new light ing system is being installed. It will better the system of lights throughout the ' back shops, round house, black smith's shops and yards. The estimated cost of this work is more than $3000, according to men in charge of the work. It will be completed as soon as possible. Orange train No. 52. of the Southern Pacific, arrived in this city at a very, early hour this morning wit'.t 23 cars of oranges for the Texas & Pacific one car for the liock island by way of the El Paso & Southwestern system, and three for local merchants for the holi day trade. Orange car No. 53 arrived a little later with a train of 25 cars of oranges for the Texas & Pacific two for the Rock Island by way of the Southwestern, and six loads for local merchants. H. A. Dooley, conductor for the Southern Pacific between El Paso and Lordsburg, is laying off for a few trips. J. F. Weathered, extra brakeman for the Southern Pacific between El Paso and Lordsburg. has reported for duty. after a short layoff, and was placed on the local slow board. D. Cavanaugh. regular brakeman for the Southern Pacific, has been placed on the local slow board and will work between El Paso and Lordsburg. This chancre was caused by a decrease which caused the iemoal of two crews from service. Conductor H. A. Dooley and crew and conductor C. E. Jaskson and crew "met the ax." They were all placed on the local slow board. F. J. Brennerion. brakempn for the S P. between El Paso and Lordsburg. Is back on the extra list after several round freight trips T. H. BinkleA, regular conductor for the G. H : S A out of El Paso, is lai inpr off for a few trips. Passenger engine No. 924. Mikado 1p of the G. H. & P A has been "idd to the Southern P.-'cifif for eon f i iit.d tpe fneme No 2755 for a few tes; trips. Itwent out on a helper J r Watch Bracelets Which a few years ago seemed a fad, have become one of . the most popular articles of jewelry. So practical as well as ornamental they deserve to be. Why not get her one? The range of prices, $2.50 to $100, and the variety, from a leather strap to a 14k diamond set, should make your choice within your gift limit. The A. D. Foster Co. Herald Bldg. El Paso's Popular Jewelry Store. . :"Btn' IT AT CALISHERS FOR LESS" CAMS HERS :BTJY IT AT CALISHERS FOR LESS"" VJ IfPfe Store jl It's a Pleasure to do Xmas Shopping at EI Paso's Xmas Store Every effort is directed towards making things easy for those who have delayed the splendid service the polite and smiling clerks the displays of most desired Xmas merchandise arranged for easy and proper selection That's why you hear so many remark "It's perfectly lovely" to shop at "Calishers! New Xmas Handkerchiefs Just Received! Parcels Post Branch Mezzanine Floor! "Uncle Sam" has established a branch of the Parcels Post ser vice, on the main floor balcony for the convenience of shop pers and we have prepared wrapping facilities that will as sist you in sending packages Do not hesitate to use the accomo modations this store affords They're yours- and welcome! Shoe Horns, Button Hooks, Nail Piles, Cuticle Knives, Powder Boxes, Hair Receivers and Puff Boxes Choice at 25c Leather Hand Bags 98c Large or medium size, full leath er lined, with strong steel frames, fancy or plain, in silver or gun metal finish, $1.50 values. 50c Satin Damask Towels 39c 18x34 all linen hemstitched full bleached satin finish towels, in handsome designs. First Floor. Knitted Golf Gloves, pair. .42c All sizes, Women's, misses and children's wool gloves, in oxford, fed, black, white, brown and blue. Velvet Poinseilias, 2 for. . .25c J I CLOSING OUT ' I I No Goods Reserved. Discounts from Bj I 20 to 50 for the Next Sixty Days 9 I Great Opportunity for Christmas and Wedding m - Presents. Bargains in Silk Shawls, Art Goods, m I IBfek I Antiquities, Leather Goods, Etc. 9j j jfflftjMjml Show Cases, Fixtures and Safe for Sale. B JHh I ArthurABliiiielfeCa 1 IllltllfP M Liitlo Flaza Opposite Sheldon Hotel n j WKQSBfflB MP i-gnpa- - -- --... . ,-uj-j . . NJW m I VBBBBBBSmBSm Crepe de Chine Scarfs in Fancy Boxes $1.75 A beautiful, selection, emb bracing every wanted shade. Spanish, Escurial and SHk Gui pure Lace Scarfs, $2.50 to $10 These are shown in white or black, in exquisite, filmy silk laces. Sfffr Scarfs 75c to. . . .$1.75 Evening shades, fringed or hem stitched splendid selections. Mesh Bags, Vanities & Clever Coin Purses A leading manufacturer's sample line, embracing over 200 new 1914 styles, in gold plate, Ger man silver and gun metal We bought the entire sample line al Half Regular Prices and pass them on to you at the same saving a most acceptable gift for women, misses or children. There's a size to suit every age! Prices range from 23c to $7.50 These will be found in the Jew elry Section, Main Floor, front French Ivory Toilet Requisites, Each . . 25c Handsome, large size stamped velvet poinsettias, in brilliant red, with long stem and foliage. Just the thing that everyone appreciates perhaps as much as anything -always acceptable as are the prices we quote! Children's Initialed Colored Border Handkerchiefs, Hem stitched, box of 3 15c Misses' Initialed Hemstitched Sheer Lawn Handkerchiefs box of 3 . 15c Women's Sheer Linen Thread Finish Handkerchiefs, Hemstitched, 4 for .- .' 25c Women's Lace Edge Embroidered Hemstitched Hand kerchiefs, Very Sheer, each 20c Genuine "InisfaiV Lace Edge and Embroidered Linen Handkerchiefs, 35c 3 for $1-00 Men's Linen "Longfellow" Initialed Hemstitched Hand kerchiefs, each 25c Men's Irish Flax "Longfellow" Initialed Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, 3 for f $1-00 ?' If of Thursday Morning Special! Women's Sheer Hemstitched Initialed Hand kerchiefs .. ,5c All initials no limit, sale as long as these 50 dozen last Thursday Morning Only I 4-Jt- ivlr ss 11.95 & & 20.00 and 22.50 New Model Winter Coats A Sale at Not a woman or miss in town but would consider one of these coats an Ideal Gift and when you think of the saving why, these coats were made to be sold at $20.00 and $22 JO! That means, you save from $8.05 to $ 1 0.55 quite a bit- when there are others you wish to make happy too! Now for a few words about these coats; Materials are Chinchillas, Astrakhan effects, Boucles and Rough Weave Diagonals and Corded Stripes in black and white, brown and black, d and black, blue and black, blue and while, brown and white, greys and blacks Belted, Semi Belted, Cutaway, Straight Buttoned and Draped Models Regu lation shoulders or Mandarin sleeves the niftiest styles you've seen anywhere at $20.00 to $22.50 they are here for your choosing, Thursday, at only $11.95! Handsome Long and Medium Length Coats at 5.95 That really are worth up to 315.00, are another very special offering! These are shown in about a dozen at tractive styles, in. solid colors and novelty weaves. All Furs at 20 Per SUITS-A Wonderful Gather- Cent Discount n2 Hansome Cleverly Modeled Styles, Thurs. 12.50 Every fur in the store is embraced in this general reduction! This selection embraces many distinctive models that might cossexvatively be val ued at from $18.50 to $2150 there's a style a design or a shade, lhat will add a charm to any particular type or figure. Children's Dresses Make Useful Xmas Gifts These four special lots-offer a splendid choosing of rare values the materials alone would cost you more! Children's Dresses, 4 to 15 years, that should be priced QC at $250 to $3.50 I?3 C Children's Dresses, 4 to 16 years, that should be priced J -f AQ at $4.00 to 6.00....PaO Children's Dresses, 4 to 17 years, that should be priced (iJO QC $7.50 to $10.00 ip&tmVJ Children's Dresses, 4 to 17 years, that are worth from fa A QJ? $12.00 to $15.00 iVi.VD Children's Sweaters are temptingly priced here too 95c up to $3.50. Beautiful Household Linens--Make Sensible Gifts That Will Be Appreciated The thrifty housewife has ever a longing and a vacaney, for housekeep ing linens. These we present to your notice are selections from regu lar stoeks at regular pricings notwithstanding the fact that these "Cftlisher" pricings are much lesst 18x54 Linen Scarfs, with wide inserting and edging of linen lace at .' $125 70x89 Linen Damask Covers $2.89 In handsome designs, unhemraed. 54 in. Hemstitched Linen Covers $3.95 Pure linen satin finish damask. Round and Square Linen Lunch Cover at $139 Embroidery scallop or hemstitehed, satin finish. Satin Linen Damask Lunch Sets $4.25 Exquisite designs embroidery scallop or H. S. 36 in. Plain Linen Lunch Covers $1.75 Hemstitched, beautiful, gnwle, 45 in. at $255. 22x45 H. S. Satin Damask Towels al $125 A royal quality, with monogram design. 18x34 H. S. Satin Damask Towels at . .' 39c A. splendid qualitv, in handsome designs. Embroidered Initial Pillow Case Sets al $1.00 Rich design, put up 1 set in a box. Bring the Children to El Paso's Greatest Toyland All El Paso is a child here young and old alike enter into the Xmas spirit here! 3l cr i orMi " jpgfi at Thursday M o rn i n g Special On Sale From 8:30 to 12 M. Thursday Only 4711 Toilet Waters 39c Put up in fancy boxes, odors June Roses, Rhine Roses and Li las De Perse. 50c Bulk Extracts 30c the oz. All regular 50c perfumes, in desired odors. 10c Chamois Cloths 5c Oval shaped, pinked edges, large select chamois, in transparent en velopes. 75c Manicure Outfit 7c Tempered nail file, otange stick and 6 emery boards, carded. Ebonized Beveled Mtrror. . 19c Round beveled hand mirrors in solid eboniaed frame. 50c Sachet Powders 35c the os. Assorted odors balk saehet powders best grades. 50c Lamberts Listerine . . .35c Regular 50c size bottles of this best grade pure listerine. 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