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LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1909 IN THE ROCK ISLAND TO ANNOUNCE NEW PENSION SYSTEM PROVIDES FOR COMPULSORY RE TIREMENT AT AGE OF 70 YEARS EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, I'JIO All Employes in Service of Company .25 Years and Longer to be Taken Care of In Declining Years Other Items of Interest In Railroad Cir- - cles. . Within a few days the Rock Island will announce a comprehensive pen sion system which will be more lib eral and complete, than any now In use on any American railway. The system will be put Into effect on June 30, 19H). . . ' For some-time the officials 6fhe Rock Island have been engaged In gathering data from their different departments which would enable them to put their system Into opera tion. Circulars have been sent out, and blanks have been distributed among the leading officials, upon which statistics have been compiled which have enabled the company to work out a- system which Is said to be an elaborate one. One feature of the new pension system of the Rock Island will be the compulsory retirement of all em ployes of the railroad who have reach ed the age of 70. When this fakes effect June 30, it Is expected a large number of the aged employes of the system will be placed on the retired list with a pension which will be fitinneh to nrnvldo mpans of susten ance for the rest of their lives. The Rock Island has 45,000 employes, and a large number are well along In years. Another feature will be the elective " retirement of all employes who have reached the age of 65. This' Is a lib eral provision and will doubtless be the cause of a number of older em ployes taking life easy for the rest of their days. , The only requirement for a pension Is 25 years of service. There Is no limit set upon, the age at which the company will employ a man in the first instance. The provisions of the system allow for all leaves of absence, suspension, dismissal fol lowed by reinstatement within one year, of temporary layoff on account of a reduction of force, without the continuity of service being Impaired. The following circular letter has been forwarded to the heads of the different departments, and 13 in it self self-explanatory of the system: "To Heads of Departments: "It Is the intention of the above lines to inaugurate a pension system on or about January 1, 1910, and with this object in view, we have today for warded you a supply of personal re cord blanks and cards. These blanks and cards are to be used only for such officers and employes, whose entire time has been given to com pany's service (Joint employes with other railroads and express com panies are eligible), and who have and will attain the age of 70 years, June 30 1910; also for those who have been In continuous serylce 25 or more years, and have become per manently Incapacitated, regardless of age. The personal record . blanks, form No. 102, are to be filled out by each employe above specified, and the personal record card?; form No. G100, are to be filled out by the head of each department; two cards to be used for each record, the original card to be forwarded to this office with the personal record blank at tached thereto, and duplicate card 1 "The term of service shall be con sidered from the day since which they have been continuously employ ed upon any of the railroads now known as the Rock Island lines, whether prior . to, or subsequent to their control or acquisition by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail MayjeemawexAy overcome laxaVvve XOTvety,Syro$ ojTvs&tVvxvr 4 SeuW&icV euaWs etveto Jiraxeuar V)s i so W asssawcto tvahite may be$rcAuo &8tvsc&vAv rcmc&es vWtecprc& K&oasss Tauve,aT&Tvc to siWTvawT JutvcVvotxs ,wucWus &qpeuA vWv mc&ty wpoti proper wovirsVwveTv., 1bbavefcaVtc)s.alwisWy the $ewiw., CALIFORNIA Fic Syrup Co. SOLO Br ALL LEADING OHUOGISTS M it LE ONLY REOULAH PfUCt 0 PER OTTkC vCotovxo RAILROAD WORLD way company; provided, (however that in no case shall such service be considered for any period rior to October 1, 1852. Leave of absence, suspension dismissal followed by re instatement within one year, or tem porary layoff account reduction of force, shall not be considered a break in the continuity of service. , "Rules and regulations of the pen sion system will be published later. "EDW. S. MOORE, "Second Assistant to President." RAILROAD NOTES Fireman J. F. Jackson is off en gine 1214 for one trip. Brakeman W. H. Shaffer drew pay yesterday for helping out In the local railroad yard. Fireman J. A. Ackerman has re ported for engine 1203, having been off several days. Engineer H. Hartley has reported for duty after having laid off sever al trips, recreating. Switchman Joe Murphy 'resumed work this morning, though his honey moon has only begun. There were two sections of No. 1 passenger train from the east this afternoon on account of heavy traf fic. Engineer F. C. Smith and Fireman C. A. Ford have reported for engine 1602, after having been off a couple of trips. There were two sections of No. 31 redball freight west out of this city yesterday, occasioned by a pick up in traffic. A special land excursion car con taining 34 people was set out of pas senger train No. 7 at French station yesterday. Brakeman Geo. F. Moye is off work on account of the weather and per haps thinking he might catch a train to conduct over the road in the in-, terim. Conductor' Harry L. Creswlck and his freight crew, Messrs J. P. Young and A. Baker, took out the first sec tion of No. 1 passenger train yester day, afternoon. Porter Bowen is a new member of Conductor Chas H. Stevenson's' pas senger crew on -the north end. He is running temporarily in the place of Porter Burns. Bud Jones, who had been working for the Rocky Mountain at Koehler, N. M., has resigned his position there and accepted one as car inspector at Hebron for the Santa Fe. Conductor -M. N. Thompson of the Santa Fe coast lines at Winslow has brought his wife to Albuquerque to receive treatment at the Santa , Fe hospital, and she Is reported improv ing. Elsewhere in The Optic the Santa Fe Railway company advertises low rates of fare to Ijhe territorial fair, also to El T aso on " the occasion of the meetingw Presidents Taft and Diaz. Conductor R. S. - Aird and his freight crew brought No. 9 passenger train to this city from Raton last evening, the regular crews bringing in the two sections of No. 1 passen ger train. The Northern Pacific railway has sent H. J. Titus, the company's din ing car superintendent, abroad to make a study of the best hotels, clubs and cafes to get new ideas for the line's dining car service. The management of the Erie claims that this road has not killed a single passenger in five years. During that time, it has carried a total of three and three-quarter billions of people and its passenger trains have run a total of 50,000,000 miles. Conductor J. B. Crane, his train crew and J. B. Floyd, a cattle inspec tor and stock yards superintendent, fed and watered four cars of sheep belonging to Sol Luna, of Los Lunas, yesterday here. The sheep were, in transit from Magdalena to OptI6, Neb., a town that ought to amount to something, if there's anything in a name. While on a siding ' at jBernalillo yesterday with passenger train No. 2, giving the California limited a clear track, someone yelled and waved at Conductor G. H. Rhodes from the observation car on the rear of the flyer. It proved to be a brother-in-law whom he had not seen In five years, though hearing from him re gularly at Independence, Kansas. According to an official of the San ta Fe, the daylight train between Al buquerque and El Paso will be ar ranged for at the fall meeting of the traffic officials to arrange the new schedule of trains for the entire sys tem. That the train will be put on is an assured fact, the official sa$jB, and it will be running as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made for it., C. W. Lackey, an employe of the Santa Fe coast lines at Winslow, has been in Albuquerque for several days. He is organizer of the American Rail road Employes and Investors' asso ciation for the coast lines, and re ports branches established at Needles, Barstow, San Bernardino, Los Angel es and San Diego. He says interest In the organization is growing ra pidly among the railroad men. Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers have given out information that with in the next thirty days the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers of the Atlantic division of the Southern Pacific, extending from New Orleans to El Paso, Tex., will band the general officers of that road at Houston, Texas, an ultimatum in which the latter will be asked to res cind a portion of the " contract made with the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers. The contract in question gives the engineers the power to adjust all grievances of the firemen and other engineers not mem bers of the engineers' organization. "We will demand of the company that the firemen, be allowed to look after their own grievances and that they treat directly with a grievance com mittee from our own organization," said a member. What was at first thought to be an invitation to the marriage of F. H. Shaffer, chief train dispatcher for the Santa Fe in Las Vegas, was re ceived by Harry W. Kelly upon his return from Albuquerque yesterday. However, it proved to be "A. P. Shav er," who was married to Miss Flor ence J. Youngblood, daughter of Mrs. Wallace B. Youngblood at the home of Mrs. C. F. Horn, 502 Fourteenth avenue, in Detroit, Mich., Saturday evening, October 2 at 8:30. That's all The Optic knows about it. A row is on between the railroads leading out of Pittsburg which may result in the Wabash severing con nection with the Central Passenger association. The Wabash has forced the railroads to announce a $5 round- trip rate from Pittsburg for the world's champlbnship baseball games at Detroit. The Wabash astounded other roads by announcing the $5 rate, The Pittsburg passenger ' committee denianded a recall of the announce ment. The Wabash people stood pat. The Pennsylvania, the' Baltimore. & Ohio and the Pittsburg and Lake Erie then announced that they would at least meet the cut and perhaps do more. The Wabash has already booked 2,000 persons for the Detroit trip. El Paso will be on the route of the fastest train between Chicago and the coast if the present plan of the Rock Island-Southwestern-Southern Pacific passenger departments Is carried out. According to the report the Golden State limited will be made a flyer from Chicago through to Los Angeles without any change of equip ment. The tourist and chair cars will be taken off this train and it will be made a , standard equipment throughout. The observation and din ing cars will be run through from Chicago to the coast, instead of being changed at El Paso and a wait of only a few minutes will be made at the union depot instead of 15 min utes in the evening and 20 minutes at noon as at present. Uncle Jimmy Smith Is not the only dairyman having & copyright on the headline "400 cows;- count 'em." The Harvey system of eating houses has purchased 300 acres of land near Prescott, Ariz., on which 400 cows, (sounds familiar, does that particular number of bovlnes) will be pastured, each cow having a little less than an acre in which to frisk and gambol to her heart's content. The Harvey sys tem was recently granted permission by the city council of Prescott to es tablish a model dairy on a large tract of land which has been purchased near that city and all of the dairy products used in -the string of Harvey bouses from Kansas City to the coast, Including the El Paso eating house, will be supplied with fresh dairy pro ducts each day from the Prescott dairy. El Paso Herald. A mass meeting of employees of the Missouri Pacific Iron Mountain system, which included conductors, engineers, firemen, brakemen, switch men, shopmen and trackmen, was held at Sedalia, Missouri, the other afternoon, to discuss the advis ability of organizing an insurance branch for the pensioning of aged and .injured persons in the service of the company. A. L. Prlngle, city coun cilman, a machinist in the Sedalia shops, was chairman of the meeting. The almost unanimous voice of the delegates was in favor of . inaugurat ing a pension system after the style of that in vogue on the Pennsylvania Railway. A committee of five was appointed to visit the different shops and divisional point3 on the system for the purpose of ascertaining the feeling of the employees. Several of the Colorado & Southern and Santa Fe passenger conductors who recently lost their positions dur ing a wholesale discharge of em ployes, following, it is said, a discov ery of fraud in relation to the padding of time cards and the raising of pay checks, are being reinstated. No ex planation is given for putting the men back at work, but it is rumored that the evidence upon which they were discharged has Blnce been found insufficient. When the men were dis charged It was reported that wide spread conspiracy to defraud both the Colorado & Southern and Santa Fe roads had been unearthed on the Pueblo division. These roads operate under a joint trackage agreement be tween Pueblo and Denver, and for A Reliable Remedy - FOR CATARRH Ely's Crpam Balm It quickly absorbed. Civet Relief at Once. It cleanses, soothes, heals end protects tue diseased mem brane resulting from Catarrh and drives away aCold in the Head quickly. Restores the Senses of Tate and Bmell. Full size 50 cts. at Druggists or by mail. Liquid Cream Balm fur use in atomizers 75 eta. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren Street, New York. LAME BACKS FEEL FINE AFTER A FEW DOSES A real surprise awaits everv suf ferer from kidney or bladri who takes several doses of Pape's diuretic. Misery in the back, sides or loins, sick headache, nervousness, rheumatism pains, heart palpitations! dizziness, sleeplessness, inflamed or swollen eyelids, lack ofy enere-v tnn,i ah symptoms of out-of-order kidneys simpiy vanisn. Uncontrollable urination ly at night), smarting, offensive and discolored water and other bladder misery ends. The moment you y susoef nwr or urinary disorder, or feel any rheu matism, begin taking this harmless medicine, with the knowled CA that there is no other remedy, at any price, made anywhere else in the world, which will effect so thorough and prompt a cure as a fifty-cent treatment of Pape's Diuretic, which any druggist can supply. It is needless to feel mlsprahia worried, because this unusual nwna. ration goes at once to the out-of-or der, kidneys and urinarv svstom tributing its cleansing, healing and strengthening influence directly upon the organs and glands affected, and completes the 'cure before you real ize it Your physician, pharmacist. hanVpr- or any mercantile agency will tell you that Pape, Thompson & Pape, of Cincinnati, is a large and reBnonsihio medicine concern, thoroughly worthy or your confidence. Only curative results can come from taking Pape's Diuretic, and a few days' treatment will make any one feel fine. , Accept only Pane's Diuretic fi ft v. cent treatment any drug store any where in the world. i that reason, it was said, the conduc tors and engineers were able to pad their time cards with the assistance of the timekeeper. Subseauentlv. when this timekeeper was removed, an auditor, in checking over his ac counts, unearthed many discrepan cies. Specialty made of washing railroad men's overalls, etc. The Pearl Hand Laundry, phone Main 215, corner Twelfth and National. Agency at Ward's Cigar store, 431 . R. R. Ave. THE JUDELL HOUSEHOLD GOODS Consisting of rugs, dishes, curtains and all house furnishings will be sold. They can be seen on third floor of the Browne-Manzanares Co. ware house, "Friday, Saturday and Monday. "New Mexico's "T Lightest, 'Most Modern Store STYLISH ONE-PIECE' DRESSES Are gaining in popularity every day, -Never has a style been so neat, dressy and attractive. Never has a style met with such general approval. The Moyen-Age models, either extreme or modified, are the favorites. They come in all desirable fabrics such as Broadcloth, Prunella, Henrietta, Cashmere, Silk Eolienne and Taffeta. " All popular colors are represented in the various shades at prices ranging from $14.50 to $35. TAILORED SUITS are still the most desirable of Ladies' Ready-to-Wear garments. Our line is one of the best in the Territory, including all the best styles of the season. EXCLUSIVE STYLES is a strong feature in our Suit department We buy but one garment of a kind and positively will not du plicate any suit in the house. Style, quality and prices guar anteed. Suits, from $15.00 to 75.00. This is a good time to think about your Winter supply of Blankets and Comforts, excellent line of blankets in grey, tan and white ranging in price from $5 to f 12. we can furnish anything you may wish. We have a good, full-sized comfort we can sell you at 85c and all qualities from that up to the down comforts, covered with Silk Mull at $12. each. KNIT GOODS This is decidedly a season for Sweaters. There is no garment in Ladies' wear so generally useful, none more comfortable, none more serviceable. And this Season, with the fancy weaves, neat and desirable color combinations and variety of styles, they are more popular than ever. , r We have an excellent assortment in Cardinal,. Ox ford and White and pretty color combinations in lengths from 27-inches to 42-inches. Prices, $3 00 to $10.00. KNIT SKIRTS are also much in demand and come in a large variety of colors and combinations, at 35o to 11.60 each. PRICE OF EGGS SOARS HIGHER; SUPPLY LIMITED DEALERS PREDICT THAT THEY MAY REACH 40 CENTS PER DOZEN THE REASON FOR THIS The Increased Cost is Due to Fact That Eggs Put In Storage Have Been Bought at Advanced " Whole sale Price Now Range From 30 to 35 Cents a Dozen. . The probabilities now are -that Las Vegas residents will have to pay thirty-five cents per dozen for eggs throughout the winter, and possible conditions may arise later, which may cause the prices to go as high as forty cents. This is due to the fact that the demand for eggs' has been larger than in other years, while a shortage has been represented and eggs put into the cooler at a price five cents higher than that paid for eggs any previous year. Necessarily, the price of taking the eggs out of storage must be correspondingly high. Throughout .. the summer season, when eggs ought to he cheap, the price of the product has kept up at figures near twenty-five cents. This has been the condition, in spite of the fact that the supply has been more plentiful than for any year pre vious. The supply, however, has been misrepresented earlier in the spring, either by the cold storage houses, or by speculators who furnish the stor age, houses. The fact remains that eggs are now being sold at retail at from thirty to thirty-five cents per dozen, ac cording to quality. The storage houses are unwilling to take the re sponsibility for the conditions. It is stated that speculators who purchased the eggs from the farmers last spring circulated the report that there would be a shortage of eggs this year. The eggs were sold tovthe cold storage houses at high prices, and they are being held until the prevailing prices permit their being put on the market with profit. There were more eggs in storage this summer than last summer. The prevailing high prices of last spring caused the consumption of eggs to be greatly diminished. This pro duced a larger supply which could be If iiCilliyv CJ2J ESTABLISHED BLACK SILK WAISTS are very much in demand this season and the new styles are unusually pretty. Trimmed in tucks, plaits, braids and jets, they combine style with comfort and service. Taffeta, Pear de Soie and Silk Net are the most desirable fa brics, with taffeta in the lead. GUARANTEED , Taffeta Waists are difficult to secure, but that is what we will sell you. We will guarantee onr black Taffeta Waist for THREE MONTHS from the date of sale. Prices $5.00 and 110.00. BLANKETS and COMFORTS grey, tan ana wnite ranging in price rrom to to in comions TRY iTHIS FOR YOUR COUGH Mix two ounces of glycerine with. I a half ounce of Virgin Oil of Pine compound pure and a half pint of straight whiskey. Shake well, and take in doses of a teaspoonful every four hours. This mixture possesses the healing, heai:hful properties of the Pines and will break a cold in 24 hours and cure any - cough that is curable. In having 'this formula put up, be sure that your druggist uses the genuine Virgin Oil of Pine com pound pure, prepared and guaranteed only by the Leach Chemical Co., Cin cinnati, O. stored for fall use. These were pur chased at the rate of six dollars per case, or twenty cents per dozen. . Es timating the cost of crating and stor age, these cannot be put on the mar ket for less than twenty-five cents wholesale price. Eggs are now sell ing for twenty-one cents wholesale prices. ' . The egg season, as it is defined, 13 from the 15th day of March until the 1st day of May, approximately. This is the time of the year when eggs are laid most plentifully, and it is at this time when the eggs are of the best quality. It is the eggs laid at this time of the year that the storage men try to secure. They are stored In the coolers, for the fall and winter season. Sometime in August the storage houses begin putting out the eggs in -storage, and by December 1st the sup ply should be exhausted. It would be unsafe to have any of the stored eggs on hand after December, as It is about that time that the egg season opens in the south and west. These eggs are shipped over the country and supply the demand from the first of the y,ar until March. If the weather Is favor able about the first of . the year and the storage houses have not emptied their coolers, they sustain a direct loss. If, however, the weather cools and no eggs are forthcoming, and the storage supply is low, there will be a shortage and the prices will soar up ward. The supply of fresh eggs the past summer was plentiful, according to the statement of the egg dealers. The supply was largely diminished, however, during , the Intense hot weather, by the fact that about twenty per cent of the eggs were lost by be coming spoiled. It Is necessary . t candle all eggs and about one-fifth of them are taken out. I Everybody reads The Optic. 11,000 Si. Feet of Floor Space NEWEST STYLES . IN FURS Good Furs are becoming more difficult to secure every year. As a result, each season, there are more and better imitations of the better Furs. That is why it is advisable to bny your Furs as soon as possible and to buy from a house who will guarantee these goods. And that is why our Fur business is steadily in creasing each year. We guaran tee every piece of Fur to be just as represented and as cheap as possible, consistent with desir able qualities. Let us show you the newest ideas in pretty Furs. We have an 1 -t WWh II OUTING FLANNEL GOWNS are very desirable these cool nights and as winter draws nearer they will become more so. We have a large assortment of LADIES' and MISSES' Outing Flannel Gowns made from good material and in very desirable styles. They come in pink, blue and white in solid colors and in fancy 6tripes, are neatly trim med with braids, bands and feather stitching. These garments are all full size and fast colors. Prices range from 50c to $2.00 each. We also have a good variety of Ladies' short Skirts in Outing flannel. These oome in fancy stripes at 50c each.