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<£ he W in 0 lo tv Jfcta 1 1 PUBLISHED SATURDAYS Subsckiption, Two Dollars pek Yeah. Enteied in the I’ostotfiee at Winslow as second class matter. C. ,'\. EUNSTON. • - Publisher LLOYD C. HENNING. - Editor All subscriptions payable in advance. Evei y subscriber’s paper w ill be stopped at expiration of subscription. OFFICIAL PAPER OF NAVAJO COUNTY SATURDAY, MAY 5. 1906. | RAILROAD NOTES j Experiments begun by the Santa Fe Road tifteen years ago in the way of finding a suit able preservative for railroad ties and timbers used in the construction of buildings ate proving successful. The offi cials believe they are now in a position to announce that the creosote system adopted by them is the best suited for the purpose. Creosote piling which has been in the Galveston bridge nearly titteen years still is sound and in good state of pres ervation. while the average life of an untreated pile is less than one year, many of them be coming unfit for service after being in the water thirty days. This quick destruction is caused by the attacks of the teredo, a salt water moilusk, which honeycombs the wood to such an extent that in a short time it will not bear its own weight. The creosoting of the timber prevents the ravages of this pest. At Somerville. Tex., the San ta Fe operates a tie and timber treating plant, which it is be lieved eventually will be the largest in the world. Ever}’ form of timber treatment known to science has been thoroughly tested, and creosote for all practical purposes has been found to be the best. Creosote is sent to Galveston in shiploads and transported to Somerville, where it is used to preserve timber of every varie ty. The process is quite ex pensive, but it has been found to pay. and now that timber is becoming scarce and dear the time is not tar distant when it probably will be resorted to un iversally. Operating officials of all the great railroad sys tems are devoting more atten tion to it. Piling in its natural state costs at present about Jo cents a foot. The expense of treat ing ft is from 50 to 60 cents a foot, or more than the original outlay for the timber, but when the life is increased twenty-fold the economy of the process at once becomes apparent.—Ex. Electric headlights, the abo lition of “double-headers, ’’ and an efficient examination of rail way employees as to their com petency are three of the de mands which will be made by the several railway organiza tions upon the several state leg i islatures. The organizations which have taken up these propositions are the Order of Railway Conductors, the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engi ; neers, the Brotherhood of Loco j motive Firemen and the -Broth erhood of Railway Trainmen. The second of these demands |is that all trains shall have their full complement of engi neers. firemen, conductors and brakemen. The practice of doubling up trains is being con demned as not only unjust to the employees, but unsafe for the general public, and it is up on this latter ground that the appeal will be made to the sev eral legislative bodies for ac tion. No opposition, however, will be made to the employment of helper engines on mountain I grades. The railroaders allege that the electric headlight will not jonly safeguard the public, but it will render less dangerous ! the work of operating trains, | especially in switching in the yards. The engineers and fire men especially are in favor of forcing the abandonment of the old oil lamps and the substitu tion of electricity. The demand for efficient inspection of rail ! road men is based upon the ground that incapable men are necessarily a menace to their fellow employees .and to the traveling public. The movement to cause the enactment of these demands in to law was started at a meeting of the railway organizations at Houston. Texas, and it is stated that it will be taken up in every ! state in the west and a vigorous tight made for the passage of the laws desired by the men who operate the trains upon our great lines of railroad. —Al- buquerque Journal. A Santa Fe official has stated that in summing up the effect of the San Francisco disaster on the business of the railroads entering California that it meant money for them. “It means passenger business, and it means more freight business than we can do,” he said, “San Francisco will have to have an entire new stock of supplies, and evtry factory and shop and THE WINSLOW MAIL newspaper plants included, will have to have new machinery. The new buildings goingup will have to have new steel frames, and the hauling of all of these things means business for the railroads. And this business will be going on for four or live years. As an example of how things are already being moved to the coast, three solid cars of typewriter machines passed through here this ween, con signed to ’Frisco houses by Chi cago houses. Another shipment through, of extraordinary pro portion, was a train load of drugs, consigned to San Fran cisco drug houses. These are merely samples of what is to come, mind }'ou, ” he concluded. President Ripley, of the San ta Fe Railroad, has given in structions to spend the three hundred thousand dollars recen tly set aside for the completion of' the company's China Basin terminal. In the last two years the Santa Fe has spent more than two million dollars in fill ing in the basin and preparing it for tracks and freight ware houses. Old newspapers for sale cheap at this office. Bring your Job Printing to the Mail office. Neatness and promptness guaranteed. GEO. SCHAAL, Jeweler and Optician. A # Fine Line of Standard Watches. Repairing a Specialty. i- -jp. O • ■ t —Ns -'A iAbv-- A \ La.- ■>.. -Tub>4 i\mm: • C. F. AVERY, Representative,Phoenix, Ariz. The K* Vienna Bakery Still Does Business at the Old Stand Bread, Cakes and Pies, Mew Line of Candies. Saratoga Chips. Your Money’s Worth. !' Tndian Curios the Cheapest NOBOOSTERS The Mail, s*2 the year. Notice for PublicatioQ. * Homestead Entry No. 1842. I Department of the Interior, Land Of | lice at Phoenix, Arizona, April 17, j 1906. Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will Be made before A. E. Doug lass, Probate Judge, in his office at Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 5, 1906, viz: Fletcher D. Bly, of Winslow, Ari zona, for the SWJJ of Sec 20, T. 15 N., R. 12 E., G. & S. R. B. & M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said laud, viz: Robert Staucel, of Winslow, Ariz. J. Frank Dane, of Winslow. Arizona. Nathan 8. Bly, of Winslow, Arizona- Johu D. McFarland, of Pay son, Ariz. Milton R. Moore, 13-18 Register.