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J. G. Sullivan, division engineer of construction of the Canadian Pacific lines at Winnipeg, Man., has been appointed assistant engineer of construction on the Isthmian Canal.

R. I. Cheatham, who recently resigned as assistant general freight agent of the Seaboard Air Line, is general manager of the Durham & Southern. His headquarters are at Durham, S. C.

Charles H. Hix, superintendent of the first division of the Seaboard Air Line, has been appointed general superintendent of that road, with headquarters at Portsmouth, Va.

0. M. Sewell, who resigned as superin: tendent of the White River division of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern, was tendered a banquet by his employes on August 17 and was presented with a diamond pin and a cut-glass service.

C. W. Spencer, general superintendent of transportation of the eastern lines of the Canadian Pacific, has resigned to accept the position of general manager of the eastern lines of the Canadian Northern, with headquarters at Montreal.

C. H. Hartley, who recently resigned as superintendent of the Ashland division of the Chicago & Northwestern at Kaukauna, Wis., has been appointed general manager of the Green Bay, Oshkosh, Madison & Southeastern, with office at Oshkosh, Wis.

M. W. Wells has been appointed general manager of the Southern Indiana and the Chicago Southern, with office in the Grand Central Station, Chicago. The duties of superintendent of the Southern Indiana will until further notice, be performed by the general manager. J. C. Collins has been appointed trainmaster.

J. S. Goodrich has tendered his resignation as superintendent of the St. Louis division of the Wabash, to take effect on September 1, and it is stated that he will retire from active work. Richard

Doyle, superintendent of the Western division, will have his jurisdiction extended over the St. Louis division, and the St. Louis and Western divisions will be merged, to be known hereafter as the Moberly division, embracing all the lines west of the Mississippi River in the Wabash system. Mr. Doyle's headquarters will be at Moberly, Mo. Mr. Goodrich entered railway service in December, 1871, as night operator of the Toledo, Wabash & Western, now the Wabash Railroad. He was successively until February, 1885, agent and operator, train dispatcher, conductor, train dispatcher and chief train dispatcher. From February, 1885, to January, 1887, he was trainmaster and master of transportation; from January, 1887, to July, 1889, superintendent of the Eeastern division; July, 1889, to March, 1897, superintendent of the Middle division at Chicago, and since March, 1897, superintendent of the Western division at Moberly, Mo., having been in continuous service of the Wabash for 34 years.

T. P. Alston has been appointed superintendent of the Suannee · & San Pedro, with headquarters at Live Oak, Fla., effective on August 15.

G. C. Scarlett has been appointed assistant superintendent of the Louisiana & Western and Morgan's Louisiana & Texas, comprising the Southern Pacific lines in Louisiana, with office at Lafayette, La.

H. L. Hungerford, trainmaster of the Mobile & Ohio at Jackson, Tenn., has been transferred to Murphysboro, Ill., in a similar capacity. B. B. Tolson has been appointed to succeed Mr. Hungerford at Jackson.

William G. Bierd, who was recently appointed superintendent of the Chicago Terminal division of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, has resigned to become general superintendent of the Panama Railroad, in charge of operation, with. headquarters at Colon, Panama.

H. S. Cable, general superintendent of the Northern district of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, has been transferred to Davenport, Iowa, as general superintendent of the Central district, succeeding C. H. Hubbell, who has been appointed superintendent of the Northern district, with office at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in place of Mr. Cable.

A. W. Kelso, heretofore train master of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific at Rock Island, Ill., has been appointed superintendent of the Chicago Terminal division, with headquarters at Chicago. F. W. Rosser, trainmaster of the Iowa division, has been transferred to Rock Island, ill., as trainmaster of the Illinois division A. B. Copley, trainmaster at Esther ville, Iowa, has been appointed trainmaster of the Iowa division at Des Moines, Iowa.

J. T. Carey, trainmaster of the Norfolk & Western, has been appointed assistant superintendent of the Pocahontas division, with office at Bluefield, W. Va. R. P. Johnson, trainmaster at Portsmouth, Ohio, has had his jurisdiction extended over the Columbus and Cincinnati districts, succeeding Mr. Carey. H. C. Weller has been appointed assistant trainmaster at Portsmouth, Ohio.

R. B. Fowler has been appointed superintendent of the New Orleans Terminal Company, with office at New Orleans, La.

Hugh Wilson has been appointed superintendent of the White River division of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern, with headquarters at Aurora, Mo.

M. J. Caples, heretofore division superintendent of the Norfolk & Western at Bluefield, W. Va., has been appointed general manager of the South & Western Railway, with headquarters at Bristol, Tenn.

C. W. Houston has been appointed trainmaster and chief dispatcher of the El Paso & Southwestern system at Tucumcari, N. M.

E. A. Blake, heretofore train master of the Norfolk & Western at Bluefield, W. Va., has been appointed superintendent of the Shenanhoah division, with headquarters at Roanoke, Va., succeeding V. A. Riton, who has been transferred to Crewe, Va., as superintendent of the Norfolk division, in place of W. S. Becker, who has been appointed superintendent of the Pocahontas division, with office at Bluefield, W. Va.

J. B. Smalley, superintendent of the Iowa division of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, has been appointed superintendent of the Kansas division, with headquarters at Topeka, Kan., succeeding C. W. Jones, who has been transferred to Des Moines, Iowa, as superintendent of the Iowa division.

F. A. Sweeney, heretofore trainmaster of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton, has been appointed superintendent of the Wellston and Delphos divisions, with headquarters at Wellston, Ohio. R. B. Fitzpatrick has been appointed trainmaster at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Frank A. Devere has been appointed trainmaster of the Southern at Selma, Ala.

J. E. Curry has been appointed trainmaster of the Lehigh & New England at Pen Argyl, Pa.

F. W. Snyder has been appointed trainmaster of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg division of the New York Central & Hudson River.

C. A. Stetlar has been appointed trainmaster of the Great Northern at Rugby, N. D., and Mr. 0. E. Smith has been appointed assistant train master at that point.

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Grand President Mrs. J. H. Moore will hold her Eastern School of Instruction in Buffalo, Oct. 2nd and 3rd in Orient Hall, No. 131 Swan st., near Main.

The school will open at 9:30 a. m. the 2nd and continue with two sessions each day. The following hotel rates have been secured: Broezel, $2.50 per day and up, American plan; Genessee, $100 per day and up, European plan; Iroquois, $1.50 per day and up, European plan; Lafayette, $1.50 per day and up, European plan.

In a recent letter from Brother Charles Gillespie, we are informed that he is running the Plymouth hotel at Asbury Park, N. J., 214 Fourth avenue. Brother G. assures us that the Plymouth is all that could possibly be desired in the way of a seaside hotel.


Following are printed some of the sta automatic couplers. Only. 602 cars in tistics of railways in the United States for

passenger service were without autothe year ending June 30, 1904, from matic couplers. With respect to freight summaries which will be included in equipment, it appears that most of the the Seventeenth Annual Statistical Re freight locomotives had train brakes and port of the Interstate Commerce Com automatic couplers. Of 1,692,194 cars mission:

in freight service on June 30, 1904, 1,The total single-track railway mileage 434,386 had train brakes, and 1,674,427 in the United States on June 30, 1904, automatic couplers. was 213,994.34 miles, having increased

The number of persons on the pay 5,927.12 miles in the year ending on that rolls of the railways in the United States, date. This increase exceeds that of any as returned for June 30, 1904, was 1,296,previous year since 1890.

121, or 611 per 100 miles of line. These The aggregate length of railway mile

figures, when compared with correspondage, including tracks of all kinds, ing ones for the year 1903, show a de297,073.34 miles, being classified as fol

crease of 16,416 in the number of emlows: Single track, 212,243.20 miles;

ployes, or 28 per 100 miles of line. The second track, 15,824.04 miles; third

classification of employes includes entrack, 1,467.14 miles; fourth track, 1, ginemen, 52,451; firemen, 55,004; con046.50 miles, and yard track and sidings,

ductors, 39,645, and other trainmen, 66,492.46 miles. Thus it appears that

106,734. There were 46,262 switch tenthere was an increase of 13,251.82 miles ders, crossing tenders, and watchmen. in the aggregate length of all tracks, of With regard to the four general divisions which 4,932.40 miles, or 37.22 per cent., of railway employment, it appears that were due to the extension of yard track general administration required the serand sidings.

vices of 48,746 employes; maintenance The number of railway corporations

of way and structures, 415,721 employes; included in the report was 2,104.

maintenance of equipment, 261,819 emThe length of mileage operated by re

ployes, and conducting transportation, ceivers on June 30, 1904, was 1,323.28

566,798 employes. This statement dismiles, showing an increase of 137.83 miles regards a few employes of which no asas compared with the previous year.

signment was made. The number of roads in the hands of re

The amount of wages and salaries paid ceivers was 28, and at the close of the

to employes during the year ending June previous year 27, 6 roads having been 30, 1904, as reported, was $817,598,810. taken from the hands of receivers and 7 The par value of the amount of railhaving been placed in charge of the way capital outstanding on June 30, courts.

1904, was $13,213,124,679, which repOn June 30, 1904, there were in the resents a capitalization of $64,265 per service of the railways 46,743 locomo mile for the railways in the United States. tives, the increase being 2,872. As Of this capital $6,339,899,329 existed as classified, these locomotives were: Pas

stock, of which $5,050,529,469 was comsenger, 11,252; freight, 27,029; switch mon and $1,289,369,860 preferred, and ing, 7,610. There were also 852 not as the remaining part, $6,873,225,350 as signed to any class.

funded debt, which consisted of mortThe total number of cars of all classes gage bonds, $5,746,898,983; miscellane1,798,561, this total having in

obligations, $723, 114,986; income creased 45,172 during the year.



bonds, $229,876,687, and equipment signment of this rolllng stock was, to the trust obligations, $173,334,694. Curpassenger service, 39,752 cars; to the rent liabilities are not included in railfreight service, 1,692,194 cars; the re way capital for the reason that this class maining 66,615 cars being those em of indebtedness has to do with the operaployed directly by the railways in their tion rather than with the construction own service.

Cars used by the railways and equipment of a road. Current liathat were owned by private companies bilities for the year amounted to $881,and firms are not included in this state 628,720, or $4,288 per mile of line. ment.

Of the total capital stock outstanding The aggregate number of locomotives $2,696,472,010, or 42.53 per cent., paid and cars in the service of the railways no dividends. The amount of dividends was 1,845,304. Of this number 1,554, declared during the year was $221,941,772 were fitted with train brakes, indi 049, being equivalent to 6.09 per cent. cating an increase during the year of 92, on dividend paying stock. 513, and 1,823,030 were fitted with auto The number of passengers reported as matic couplers, indicating an increase carried by the railways in the year endof 52,472. Practically all locomotives ing June 30, 1904, was 715,419,682, indiand cars in passenger service had train, cating an increase of 20,528,147 as com. brakes, and of the 11,252 locomotives pared with the year ending June 30, in that service 11,113 were fitted with 1903. The passenger mileage, or the

The as


number of passengers carried 1 mile, was gers and to employes actually on duty 21,923,213,536.

on or about trains. The number of tons of freight re The total number of casualties to perported as carried (including freight re sons on the railways for the year ending ceived from connecting roads and other carriers) was 1,309,899,165, which ex

June 30, 1904, was 94,201, of which 10,ceeds the tonnage of the previous year

046 represented the number of persons

killed and 84,155 the number injured. by 5,504,842 tons.

Casualties occurred among three general The average revenue per passenger classes of railway employes, as follows: per mile for the year mentioned was

Trainmen, 2,114 killed and 29,275 in2.006 cents, the average for the preceding year being the same.

The average

jured; switch tenders, crossing tenders,

and watchmen, 229 killed, 2,070 injured; revenue per ton per mile was 0.780 cent.

other employes, 1,289 killed, 35,722 inThis average for the preceding year was


The casualties to employes coup0.763 cent. Earnings per train mile

ling and uncoupling cars

were: Emshow an increase for passenger, but a de

ployes killed, 307; injured, 4,019. The crease for freight trains.

casualties connected with coupling and The gross earnings of the railways in the United States from the operation of

uncoupling cars are assigned as follows:

Trainmen killed, 269; injured, 3,506; 212,243.20 miles of line were, for the year

switch tenders, crossing tenders, and ending June 30, 1904, $1,975,174,091,

watchmen killed, 23; injured, 420; other being $74,327,184 greater than for the previous

employes killed, 15; injured, 93. year.

Their operating penses were $1,338,896,253, or $81,357,

The casualties due to falling from 401 more than in 1903. The following

trains, locomotives, or cars in motion figures give gross earnings in detail, with were: Trainmen killed, 457; injured, the increase of the several items as com

4,757; switch tenders, crossing tenders, pared with the previous year: Passenger

and watch men killed, 25; injured, 301; revenue, $444,326,991-increase, $22,

other employes killed, 75; injured, 570. 622,399; mail, $44,499,732 increase,

The casualties due to jumping on or off $2,790,336; express, $41,875,636 in

trains, locomotives, or cars in motion crease, $3,543,672; other earnings from were: Trainmen killed, 116; injured, passenger service, $10,914,746 in 3,926; switch tenders, crossing tenders, crease, $1,093,469; freight revenue, $1,

and watch men killed, 14; injured. 278; 379,002,693 increase, $40,982,667;

other employes killed, 61; injured, other earnings from freight service, $4,

506. The casualties to the same three 568,282-increase, $101,257; other earn

classes of employes in consequence of ings from operation, including unclassi

collisions and derailments were: Trainfied items, $49,986,011 increase, $3,

men killed, 613; injured, 4,337; switch 193,384. Gross earnings from operation

tenders, crossing tenders, and watchmen per mile of line averaged $9,306, the cor

killed, 20; injured, 138; other employes responding average for the year 1903 be

killed, 90; injured, 854. ing $48 less.

The number of passengers killed in the The operating expenses were assigned course of the year 1904 was 441, and the to the four general divisions of such ex number injured 9,111. In the previous penses, as follows: Maintenance of way year 355 passengers were killed and 8,231 and structures, $261,280,454; mainten injured. There

262 passengers ance of equipment, $267,184,739; con killed and 4,978 injured because of colducting transportation, $758,238,681; lisions and derailments. The total numgeneral expenses, $51,579,196; undis ber of persons, other than employes and tributed, $613,183.

passengers killed, was 5,973; injured, The income from operation, or the net 7,977. These figures include the casualearnings, of the railways amounted to ties to persons classed as trespassing, of $636,277,838. This item, when

whom 5,105 were killed and 5,194 were pared with the net earnings of the year injured. The total number of casual1903, shows a decrease of $7,030,217. ties to persons other than employes from Net earnings per mile for 1904 averaged

being struck by trains, locomotives, or $2,998; for 1903, $3,133, and for 1902, cars, was 4,749 killed and 4,179 injured. $3,048.

The ratios of casualties indicate that i The casualties returned by the carriers

employe in every 357 was killed and 1

With in their annual reports to the Commis

employe in every 19 was injured. sion embrace casualties sustained by regard to trainmen—that is, enginemen,

firemen, conductors, and other trainpassengers, employes, trespassers, and other persons. These returns are not

men-it appears that i trainman was

killed for every 120 employed and 1 was comparable with figures given in the quarterly accident bulletins that injured for every 9 employed. based on monthly reports, which are In 1904, 1 passenger was killed for mainly confined to casualties to passen every 1,622,267 carried, and 1 injured




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