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VOL XV. LOCAL NEWS I i *> The addition to the Santa Fe depot, a building about 4-0 x 60 ft. in dimension, containing sev eral additional rooms for offices, was completed this week and turned over by Contractor A. W. Anson, of Albuquerque, to the company. \s a result of this ad dition. all the offices in the build ing are to be rearranged. Supt. Gibson’s private office will here after be in the rear of the build ing up stairs. Chief Clerk Keyes, as well as the other departments connected with the superintend ent’s headquarters, will occupy the remaining portion of the re cent addition, up stairs, while the down stairs portion will give rooms to E E. Ball, division en gineer; V. C. Proctor, superin tendent ol bridges and buildings; F. McNutt, roadmaster; together with their various clerks, files records and other impediments The trainmasters will find quar ters up stairs, Chief Clerk Doyle and Stenographer Miss Walsh occupying the rooms recently va cated bv Mr. Keyes. The train dispatchers’ office, heretofore on the ground floor, now occupies the Font room up stairs, former ly used as Supt. Gibson’s private office. Chief Dispatcher Ball now has a private office wherein he may talk sass to his stenograph er, thinking, meanwhile, he is raising Ned with some operator on the line. The telegraph office under Mr. Sellsted get additional space down stairs, being alloted a portion of the room im mediate ly- in the rear wherein have been housed the dispatchers, the bal ance of this room being used for the train and engine men when getting orders. The large win dow at the telegraph office has been closed, the Western Union now having a private counter apart from that used by the train crews. Altogether the new arrangement, both up stairs and down, is more convenient tor all concerned, as well as being more sanitary for those employed in the various departments. The town election is drawing near, and already the political pot is begining to simmer in diff erent quarters, from the out look at tne present time the office will not seek the man, but the man seek the office, as there ap pears to be several candidates tor the offices, especially those of city clerk and town marshal. To WINSLOW, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, FEB, 22, 1908. those that have political aspira tions, we would like to call their attention to the fact that the proper way to put their names before the delegates to the con ventions, is to put their announce ments in the home paperl The primaries for the purpose of elec ting delegates to the convention will be held at the opera house on March 6th. The election will he held on April 7th. C. W. Lackey left this week tor Long Beach, Cal., to attend the funeral of his aged father, who died at that place last Saturday. Mr. Lackey was a resident of lowa for many years, and had only been in California a short time. He crossed the plains wi ;h oxen in ’59 and was the last sur vivor of the ill-fated Indian mas sacre of baker’s wagon train at Box Canyon in the San Juan country in the early ’6os. This expedition was outfitted at Den ver, and were hemmed in a can yon by the Indians, where the fight took place, M r. Lackey hav ing fought a chief single-handed. Mr. C. L. Day, ot the Mai pais Ranch and Trading Company, ot i Navajo, was the host at a St. Valentine dance given at that point on the evening, of February 14-th, invitations for which were very generously distributed to the friends of Mr. Day, both far and near, ye editor being one of those so favored. We have no doubt but what a very pleasant even ing was spent by those attending, and that the repast served was both sumptuous and plenti ful, the more so why we regret not having been able to attend. Some one has been doing mis chief around the graveyard as the fence around the grave of Ed Pillsbury has been entirely taken away. This is going a little to far, and if the parties taking the fence away do not replace the same immediately, there will be trouble, as there is sufficient evi dence at hand to make trouble for the party' tearing down the fence. Constable Mark Wilson this week landed a negro who was wanted at Laguna, New Mexico, for breaking into a section house. As soon as Mark received the de scription of the thief, he kept his eagle eye open and in a few hours had him in hand, and turned him over to the Santa Fe officer. The " ■ *••• ■ ' . stolen property' was nearly all found on the negro. * ,• - -sy- v “The Santa Fe’s luck” is gett- ing to be one of the favorite ex peressions when reporting a wreck. The other day the other side of Williams, the brakeman on No. 3, reported that he thought they had passed over a broken rail. When investigated it was found that there was an entire rail missing, consequently : the above phrase comes in handy. One of the main features of the I February issue of the Santa Fe Employees’ Magazine is a write up ot the famous Scotty special and the record run that it made between Los Angeles and Chica go. This magazine, which is on ly fifteen months old, has grown to be one of the best railroad periodicals and isimprovingeach month. : J. M. Murphy', representing the Continental Casualty Co., was a Winslow visitor this week look ing after the interests of his com pany. Mr. Murphy is an old time railroader and is well ac quainted with a number of the local employees, so that he is quite at home when he comes to Winslow. Glad to see you, Jim. This week we have experienced only' a few chilly mornings, but most of the time the weather has been like the springtime. The snow has nearly all melted away and is now only seen in some shaded spot. Arizona can’t be beat when it comes to climate. I ~ J.J. Collins, who has been on the sick list for the past two weeks, left Monday morning on No. 7 for Los Angeles, where he will remain for a few weeks for a much needed rest. We hope that Jim will regain his health before his return to Winslow. This office has an assortment of government seeds which will be distributed among the resi dents of Winslow. Anyone wish ing some of them for experiment purposes may obtain the same by calling or writing to this office. W. S. Bowman, night chief dis patcher, returned Saturday from a short visit to Los Angeles. Mr. Bowman resumed work Sunday evening, Dispatcher Coyme, who had been relieving Mr. Bowman, taking his trick on the east end. Rev. Robert E. Wright left Wednesday morning for Phoenix where he will remain until after his marriage to Miss Caroline Johnson, which occurs on the 27th inst. They' will make their home here. Dr. George P. Sampson and family have again taken up their residence here. The doctor will resume his practice of medicine and for the present his office will be located in Room 3, Hotel Navajo. Auntie Giles, who is one of Winslow’s oldest residents, had the misfortune of falling down stairs this week and spraining her ankle. The latest reports state that she is recovering rapid ly. C. E. Shaeffer, who has been relieving Dispatcher Coyne dur- I ing the absence of Night Chief Bowman, returned to Williams Sunday,relieving Operator Chap man,who has decided to go east. Miss Abbie Laurence has re turned from Los Angeles, where she has been for the past eight j months, to resume her old posi j tion at stenographer and cashier ; at Babbitt Bros, store. On Sunday a special train of eight cars, occupied by a party of excursionists under the direc tion of Ray mond & Whitcomb, passed through Winslow on the way to the coast. Work on the track scales in the local Santa Fe yards is rapidly nearing completion, John Pow ell’s gang being busy as bees putting on the finishing touches. W. H. Burbage, mayor of Win slow, and a prominent banker, spent a short time in the city yes- I terday en route to Kansas City. ! —Albuquerque Journal, 21st. John Rohe, of Winslow, was in | Gallup Wednesday attending the j Murphy-Hogan wedding. He i officiated as best man on the oc casion.—Gallup Republican. The telegraph office at Cosni no, which was closed in the earlv part of January, was reopened last Sunday, J. C. Rickie being replaced there as operator. Conductor F. E. Ennis was a passenger on No. 7 Monday for j Los Angeles, where he goes to visit with his family, who are wintering there. i . . W. H. Burbage left this week for Kansas City', where he ex pects to visit with his daughter, Mrs. Walter C. Klien, for acoup le of weeks. A soldier special of fifteen cars, carrying several companies of coast artillery, passed through Sunday on their way west. No 4