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"Engine Men oh Fifty-Four East
ern Roads May Go Out
New York, Feb. 8. Official an
nonncement that thirty thousand
fireman and enginemen employed
on fifty-four Eastern railroads
have voted to strike may be made
within forty-eight hours or less.
The committee of managers of
these roads will be informed
Tuesday by W. S. Carter, presi
dent) of the Brotherhood of
Isocomotive Fireman and Engine
men of the result of the count
that has been going on for more
than a week. Mr. Carter is ex
pected here tomorrow from
Peoria, 111. It is said by rail
road officials that the men have
voted for a strike, under certain
contingencies, and this has been
semi officially confirmed at fire
men's headquarters.
The committee of managers
will meet Monday to define (their
attitude toward the firemen
when representatives of the
brotherhood visit the road's rep
resentatives Tuesday. It is
understood that the managers
will again seek to have the fire
men's demands settled by arbi
tration of a board similar to that
which settled the engineer's dis
pute last year. It is expected
the firemen will refuse to consent
to arbitration except under the
JErdman Act.
The short course at the Col
ledge of Agriculture promises to
be the means of supplying Miss
ouri farmers with well trained
farm hands, and city land owners
with competent farm managers.
As the course grows older, there
are an increasingly large number
of students who take this work
for the special purpose of fitting
themselves to become first-class
1 arm hands, instead of going to
the city to fit themselves to be
come clerks or shopkeepers.
The only other Short Course
which can be compared with that
at Missouri is the one offered by
the Wisconsin College of Agri
culture. This institution has
lor many years supplied the
farmers of Wisconsin and other
states with from 100 to 150 farm
hands and farm managers an
nually. With the passing of
years, the Short Course at Miss
ouri College of Agriculture bids
fair to take the same '.important
place in training ambitious young
wen to become first-class farm
hands on our own good Missouri
farms. This is the first step in
the developement of competent
farm managers and farm owners.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Feist cele
brated their twenty-fifth wed
ding anniversary Saturday night
by entertaining the officers of the
Eastern Star, their husbands
and a few other Eastern Star
A. Sherry, of Ft. Smith. Ark..
Frisco road master between
Chester and Talihina, was in the
city Monday. He had been to
Verona to accompany his mother
who resided in that town, to his
home where she will possibly
make her home in the future.
Mrs. H. L. Carlin, of Webb
"City, is visiting her brother, Hal
Kirk and wife. She will also
visit the family of Chas. Carlin
south of town.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Commons
returned to their home at Aurora
Monday after a visit with thei
daughter, Mrs. Claud Linthicum
Miss Isabel Breece returned
to Springfield after an over Sun
day visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. L. Breece.
Miss Margaret Montgomery
has returned to her home at
Joplin after a visit with Mrs
Walter Draper.
Mrs. Merrah Kahn left Sun
day morning for St. Louis and
Chicago to buy her Spring mill
Miss Gussie Hoffman has ac
cepted the position as compositor
tor The Times.
Large Crowd at the Gem Sun
day Afternoon und Great
Interest Manifested
Three hundred persons, most
ly men, attended the Safety First
meeting at the Gem Theatre Sun
day afternoon. The meeting
proved to be a most enthusiastic
gathering and every one present
seemed to bej more or less en
thused over the results of the
Safety First movement' since it
was adopted by the Frisco Sys
tem. The meeting was called to or
der by C. C. Mills whostated that
everyone knew him and his busi
ness and that he was a Safety
First enthusiast and was glad to
preside at a Safety First gather
ing such as this one, showing as
the attendance did, that the em
ployees in Monett were vitally
interested in the movement.
This Safety First meeting was
called by the men employed on
tlw Frisco in and out of Monett
and Mr. Spaulding, chairman of
the Central Safety Committee
and E. Burgess, of St. Louis,
were invited to come to Monett
and assist in conducting the
meeting as these gentlemen were
familiar with the work of the
movement over the system. Mr.
Spaulding inaugurated the move
ment on the Frisco in September
1911. Geo. Wilhelm was one of
the original local enthusiasts and
with others has been a great fac
tor in the advancement of tne
movement in Monett and among
the men in and out of here.
These meetings are for the
purpose of enlightening the em
ployees and protecting them
against disability and accidents
resulting through carelessness
. - , . m i
or baa practices, mere are
hose accidents that call for a
Greater Power to prevent but the
minor accidents are in the great
majority and fully 80 per cent of
them can be prevented by doing
le work in the safe way instead
of the unsafe way and by obedi
ence to the rules.
Mr, Mills introduced Rev. H.
St. Louis who opened the
meeting with prayer. He con
uded his remarks with a prayer
for the safe keeping of the men
employed in the different avoca
tions of the railroad; who are con
tinually facing danger and it is
our prayer that these men who
are exposed to danger and haz
ardous labor be watched over and
brought safely to the bosom of
their families.
c. c. mills' address
"Dear Friends, Ladies and
Gentlemen: I hope that every
man, womanand child in this
town is my friend and will let me
be their friend and for that rea
son I address you as dear
friends. I am not a stranger to
single person in this room
You all know of me and my
faults as well as my good qual
ities and you will have to consid
er them together to get what I
am lacking. .ow if there is a
man, woman or child in this room
that would like to take my place
would like to have yon do it,
but I do not see any one coming.
will in brief explain to you the
object of this meeting. It has
been called a Safety Meeting and
that means safety to the men
that are employed along the same
lines of business that I am, and
that is on the railroad.
This meeting was brought
about by our friend and brother
George J. C. Wilhelm who fig
ured that we could give a free
show and organize a company
and this is the first exhibition
under the management of Mr
Wilhelm and he has promised me
that I could be the chief spieler
if I could please the people today,
Now it depends upon me pleas
ing the people and on me handing
out the goods.
"The wreck of the Titanic was
the result of egotism and care
lessness on the part of the own
era of a ship of that size that it
went down with 1,700 employees
and the company was responsible
for the lives of its employees by
reason of not having sufficient
protection in the form of life pre
servers for the employees, not to
mention the hundreds of pas
sengers who were lost. The
company was at fault in not hav
ing given the employes sufficient
training in the manning of life
boats, and no doubt hundreds of
lives were lost through lack of
knowledge. It was about this
time the Frisco began to think
about Safety First. The officials
of the Frisco want you to spend,
their money if you can save the
life ot employees and are spend
ing money to instruct you."
Following Mr. Mills' address
the pictures of the different de
partments were shown, illustrat
ing the proper and the improper
way of doing the work. A pic
ture ot the Safety First emblem
and the Safety First pass, given
to the division that makes the
best showing, were thrown on
the screen. Mr. Mills then re
ferred to the track pictures illus
trating the different methods of
track work, the right way and
the wrong way, showing how a
water keg might cause an acci
dent by being carelessly placed
on the side of a hand car; how
the crew might meet with most
any kind of an accident while en
gaged in looking in a different di
rection from which the car was
going; showing the wrong way of
using a jack on the inside of the
track which might have to be left
hurridly and would result in a
derailment, but if used on the
outside of the track the pilot
would knock the jack out of the
way; how coal might easily fall
from a tender and hit men who
persist in standing close to a
train as it passes; showing the
proper way to assist passengers
on and off the trains; how 14,000
boys and girls under 14 years
and 20,000 under 21 years during
the ten years from 1901 to 1910
were killed by jumping on and off
trains; 'how this practice is in
dulged in every day right here in
Monett and endangering the lives
of boys who persist in indulging
in this practice apd taking great
chances; the application of Safety
First in this instance is to keep
the children away from the rail
road yards and moving trains.
W. J. Mills, Frisco agent here,
next spoke with reference to the
handling of freight and the pro
per method of doing the work
with the least liability. The pic
tures showed the platforms,
trucks, runways, etc., also show
ing how car doors left open and
careless setting of runways are
often the cause of serious acci
dents, several of which have hap
pened at the local freight depot.
These pictures were taken here
at the Monett freight depot.
O. W. Bruton, yard master,
spoke with reference to the oper
ation of switch engines and the
proper and improper way of car;
ing for the crews and for the men
caring for themselves. Mr.
Bruton said that trainmen are m
the habit of getting on pilot
against the rules; if a switchman
makt s a mistake the engineer is
powerless; getting on the front
foot board in the improper way
is Idangerous and the greatest
care should be exercised and in
no case are the men required to
get on the foot board from within
side of the rail; if he falls while
getting on in this manner there
is no possible manner of getting
out of the road; the foot on the
outside of the rail is the proper
way and there is a chance for
escape; the proper way to catch
an engine is to let" it go by and
catch rear end. Mr. Bruton also
exDlained other practices that
are dangerous to the employes,
Mr. Mills then referred to the
case of Walter Stewart, killed re
cently at Springfield, showing
how a little precaution on the
part of Mr. Steward would hae
prevented the fatal accident.
have never yet seen the time when
I felt that I could gain anything
by violating the rules," said Mr,
Mills. Safety First is to educate
no to do the rieht thing at the
right time," he continued, intro
ductine Conductor O. M. How
ard, chief conductor of - the
O. R. C, who brought out the
important points of the train
service illustrated by the pic
tures, such as the right and the
wrong way of going in between
cars; the operation of knuckles
the company does not expect you
to get in on the track and operate
the knuckle with your foot, stay
outside the rail and use the lift
lever; don't take chances to save
a few moments time. Mr.
Howard concluded his remarks
by cautioning every trainmen to
always let the engineer and fire
man know what he is going to do
before going in between cars.
"I can safely say and defy con
tradiction that if you follow 'the
rules laid down inthe Book of
Rules you will not have any of
these accidents." remarked Mr.
Mills as he arose to introduce
John F. Long, Master Mechanic
at Sapulpa. Mr. Long began his
railroad career in Monett under
Wm. Henry. Mr. Long spoke of
the pictures illustrating the shop
work and explained how the care
less handling of tools was to a
large extent responsible for many
accidents. Modern preventatives
:iave been adopted for the safety
of employees and where these
are used the liability is greatly
essened. Another thing, the
men must have their minds on
their work at all times and be
familiar with the blue flag rule.
Mr. Long was followed by Mr.
Spaulding who gave some statis
tics of the results of Safety First
showing that during the past five
months there had been a
gradual and satisfactory decrease
in accidents over the same
months of the preceding year.
here was a decrease of 28 per
cent in November 1912 over the
same month in 1911 and still the
company did a 10 per cent larger
usinoss than the previous year.
his a great record and with
the care in little things, loose
boards, etc., the number of acci
dents can still be reduced.
Rev. St. Louis was asked to
mike a few remarks and he took
the Book of Rules he had heard
so much about during the after
noon and used them in conjunc
tion with the Book of Rules that
are the kuide for every man and
howed how the life of the rail
road man incomplete without the
religion of Jesus Christ.
Chas. Mansfield was called up
on and favored the audience with
vocal selection that was highly
appreciated and Mr. Wihielm
made a few remarks along the
ine of Safety First in connection
with the work of the Y. M. C. A.
Rev. Jordan closed the meeting
with prayer and remarked that
while we were talking Safety
irst for the men we should not
neglect Safety First for the soul
Following the meeting a num
her pf Scenic pictures were
shown of views taken along the
Frisco railroad in Missouri and
Earl Wainneht had a narrow
escape with his life last week
He was at work in an office in Ft
Smith, Ark., when a shot gun
was accidentally discharged in
an adjoining room. The bullet
tore a hole in the Ipartition,
struck a bottle and broke it, the
pieces hitting Earl in the back of
the head. The young man was
sure be had been shot when the
glass struck him, but was unin
D. H. Kemp has traded an 80
acre Texas County farm to Chas.
Thomas for the Surrell property
adjoining Monett. There is 9
acres in the tract that Mr, Kemp
has secured, four acres of or
chard and strawberries, eight
rnnm house, fine barn and out-
The consideration
was $4,500. '
A reunion of the Johnson
family was held at the home of
Mr. and .Mrs. J. T. Johnson,
Sunday. All members of the
family were present except one
daughter, Mrs. W. T. Bailey of
Cassville, who was unable, to
come on account of the weather
and her ill health. Wheaton
Rey. Fr. Brady, of Peirce City
s visiting Rev. Fr. Kilkenny.
Mrs. Minnie Wicks, of Peirce
City, visited here Saturday night.
Mrs. Elmer Bandy came up
from Cassville this week.
Rev, Wilson, of Verona, was in
the city, Friday. . " , .
Mr. and Mrs. Jas.- Runkel, of
Crane, are visiting in the city.
Julius Henley, of Butterfield.
is visiting his sister, Mrs. A.
Earl Aulgur, of Joplin, spent
Suuday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Aulgur.
Mrs. Nancy Hutchins, of Cass
ville, is spending the week here
with relatives.
F. A. Wightman left Sunday
night on a business tripto Jeffer
son City.
Wash Montgomery, of the
New Site neighborhood, was in
town on business Monday.
Robt. Atkisson, who has been
with the U. S. Navy, returned
home Saturday.
Mrs. Frank Ellis has returned
from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Clarence Jerome, at Joplin.
Miss Vera Feist will return to
Drury College Tuesday morning
after a short visit at home.
Miss Lotta Fleetwood of south
of town, was shopping here,
Mrs. George Miller and son
George, atttended Chas.. Busch's
funeral at Springfield Sunday.
Mrs. Hubbert, 'of Neosho, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hor
ace Miller.
M. U. King, of Springfield, is
visiting his niece, Mrs. Smith
Mrs. A. N. Blaney and baby
eft Saturday for their home in
St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Wright-
man attended me iunerai oi
Chas! Busch'at Springfield, Sun
ArthurHawk and Geo. Thomp
son, of Cassville, spent Sunday
in Monett.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown Teel, of
Sapulpa, Ok., came Friday for a
visit to relatives and friends in
and near Monett. i
Mrs. Wm. Frederick and moth
er, Mrs. Taunton, went to Peirce
City Saturday to visit Mr. and
Mrs. WillCagle
Mrs. G. M. Withers and child
ren returned Saturday from, a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. Stark at
P. J. Heyburn is the proud
recipient of a cane sent by parcel
post by his son, Jim Heyburn,
who is at Matamoras, Mex.
J. C. 'Lowe, formerly of Mo
nett, has been appointed by the
county court as superintendent
of the county farm. ;
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Withers
and children returned Saturday
mornine from a visit with Mr.
and Mrs. John Stark at Wash
Mrs. Ellis Jones and little son
returned to their home at Keifer
Okla., Saturday morning. Mrs
Blanche Williams went with them
for a visit.
The county court has trans
f erred sufficient monies from the
pauper and special road funds
into the contingent fund to take
un several thousand dollars of
outstanding county warrants
Under the old condition we are
told that warrants now issued
could not have been paid within
the next two years. The county
court has an opportunity to put
the county in, a eood financial
' Mis's Nellie Moneyhun, 23-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs
George Moneyhun, was shot in
the head and instantly killed last
Sunday at the home of her par
ents, three miles east of Spring
dale, by Omer Davis, 18-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs, James Davis
living near Headsford, 'on. White
river, east of SDrinedale. After
killing the girl Davis shot him
self in the forehead, the bullet
glancing upward and inflicting
only la flesh wound. Rogers
(Ark.) Republican.
Miss Bessie Hall has returned
from a six months visit in Iowa.
Mrs. Nora Kring is very ill -with
the grip. '
B. O. Newberry, of Mt. Ver
non, was In the city, Saturday.
Miss Edith McMillen of Peirce
City, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
John Paxton. ,
Mrs. Rhoda Babb died at her
home near Washburn Thursday.
She was 57 years old.
A daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. E. A. Rumbaugh
Thursday, February 6. '
Chas. Iden has accepted a po
sition with The Menace at Auro
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brewer;
of north of town, were shopping
in Monett Friday.
Mrs. John G. Paxton returned
Friday from a visit at Peirce
Miss Ida Eagen, who is visit
ing Miss Olive Armstrong, ' will
go to Springfield, Sunday.
Dr. Haggerty, of San Diego,
Calif., is visiting S. E. Bouldin
and family.
W. D. Wainright and family, of
McDowell, came Sunday to visit
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wainright.
Mrs. Wainright will remain for
several days visit.
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Veterinary Oil for Hoofs &e. $1.00.
Stable Cose, full outfit $7.00.
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