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Brother N. S. Edmunds and Miss Notices have been issued to the effect Katherine M. Delaney, both of San An that J. N. Andrews, Division 427, fortonio, Tex., were recently married. We merly a passenger conductor out of Alextend congratulations to both.

liance, has been promoted to Traveling

Trainmaster, with headquarters at AlliF. T. Mooney has been appointed Train Master of the New Orleans Terminal of the I. C. Ry., vice W. G. Lager

We would like to call attention to the quist, deceased. J. F. Littleton has been proceedings of the “Wrecker's Club," appointed General Yard Master, vice F. which began in the November issue, page T. Mooney, promoted. H. Gardner has

842. Of course we have no kickers in been appointed General Yard Master, our organization, or at least none who vice J. T. Littleton, promoted.

kick against the organization, but these articles will give you a good idea of the

arguments (?) of those who do kick 484 - COLONEL LULL, CHAMBERSBURG, against this, or any other organization.

PA, 1st & 3rd Sun. 2 p. m. Knights of Gol

den Eagle hall. John Seibert, 595 Broad St.

J. H. Conlan has resigned as superin

C. W.L. Dornberger, 395 Broad St.

tendent of the Louisiana & Arkansas at

-S. Organized Nov. 12th, by Brother F.

Stamps, Ark. C. Smith as Deputy Grand Chief Conductor.

Frank M. Chapman, associate curator 0

in the American Museum of Natural HisWe note that Brother W. H. Sebring,

tory, has written for the December Cenof Division 196 Jacksonville, Fla., will

tury, “An Intimate Study of the Pelibe a candidate for the legislature. The

can," with plenty of pictures from his citizens of that state or any other state

own photographs showing the daily life should count themselves fortunate to be

of these interesting birds, for almost a

year, on Pelican Island. able to secure the services of a man of such rare attainments, ripe wisdom, large experience, and integrity of pur A circular dated Nov. 10, 1905, issued pose as our Brother Sebring would bring by the General Manager of the National to the duties of a legislator. The leaven Railroad Co. of Mexico, tells us the pleasof his influence would surely permeate ing news that, effective Nov. 15, Brother the whole legislature.

H. L. Newton was appointed Superintendent of the Pacific Division and

Brother D. R. Caffey Superintendent of We have received, from Commissioner

the Mexican terminals of that road. of Labor Edward D. Brigham his eleyenth biennial report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the State of Iowa, for A. E. Robbins has resigned as superthe year 1903-4. The amount of useful intendent of the Buffalo division of the information gathered and arranged in Wabash. readable shape is truly wonderful. it gives one a comprehensive idea of the vast resources of the state, which could

$25,000 FOR A STORY. be gained in no other way, and a careful Think of it! Twenty-five thousand perusal of it by every business man, and dollars for one story! The highest price others interested in the progress of the that has been similarly paid in America state, would be time well spent.

to any author.

And this for just the exclusive right to print the story in this one

publication-no right to publish it in The following Division Cards have book form being included. been lost or stolen; if presented, please Consider the quality of merit, the intake up and forward to this office. tensity of interest this story must pos

WRITTEN FOR, DIV. NO. sess to command this extraordinary price. 15090. R. F. Ferrell

30 The “White Company" has ever been 5258.

M. B. Donovan.. 40 accepted as the greatest work of any 1357. T. H. Binkley

69 author, and by far superior to his own 2138. T. A. Jones

196 “Sherlock Holmes" tales—but “Sir Ni11628. L. B. Mumaw


gel,” says Conan Doyle himself, sur14919. W. F. Dobson


passes them all. 17713. W. L. Webb

372 Conan Doyle receives this fabulous 10219 W. S. Corley


sum for his Sir Nigel,” which began in 2313.

C. W. Anderson 428 the Sunday Magazine part of the Rec2281 R. Ramsey ..

432 ord-Herald of Dec. 3.


Brother "Hot Tamales" wires us that he has, for the tenth consecutive time, been elected correspondent for Division 44, and as he was never known to quit a job, he will occasionally hand in a few bunches of Colorado Fraternalities. If H. T. has been accummulating "stuph" during his long silence, his “bunches in future ought to be quite warm, thank you.



The cuts from which the beautiful pictures in the front part of this issue were made, were kindly loaned to us by Mr. W. L. Danley, General Passenger Agent of the N. C. & St. L. Ry. These great “Southern battlefields" are all on the lines of, or near, the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. The scenes of that great conflict are attracting more and more attention from the whole nation, and the N., C. & St. L. passes by more of them than any other road.

THE CHRISTMAS AMERICAN BOY. The December American Boy is replete with all the enjoyable reading matter that the boys demand at this holiday

There are the concluding chapters of Mr. Hawkes' splendid animal story, The Tripod Fox, and of My Four Years at West Point, the latter of which has fired, many boys with patriotic fer

Mr. Lisenbee's story, The Joy Claim, is continued, and the editor gives another of his boyhood experiences in Hank and the Walnuts. A boy's Christmas Gift tells how one boy brought Christmas joy to a friendless little girl. When the Dyke Went Down is the story of a Canadian boy's rescue from drowning by a cow. In The Prize Offer Frank H. Sweet tells of how a boy, although confined to his bed by sickness, won a prize. On the Wings of the Wind is a story of the frozen North and relates the pluck and courage of a boy in order to bring assistance to famine-stricken and sick villagers. Goosie is a story of the American soldiers in the Philippines and tells how a pet mongoose saved the life of one of Uncle Sam's boys from the bite of a cobra serpent. How Jerry beat the Hunters is a fine story of how a boy killed a bear which a large party of hunters were searching for. Of the larger articles there are: Boys, Take Care of Your Teeth, containing sound advice on this important matter. In addition there are fine puzzles which will make the boys put on their thinking caps, for the solution of which handsome rewards are given. There are 83 illustrations, The subscription price is $1.00 a year. The Sprague Publishing Co., Detroit, Mich.

Quite a good many kicks, slings, punks, faultfindings, complaints, etc., etc., have been received in relation to the Fraternal matter and the amount thereof, in the November issue. This seems not a little queer, as that department is done entirely by the different members of the Order, and for them to kick on it strikes us as a good deal like getting out and throwing stones at one's-self, or going out and kicking one's-self round the block a few. It's up to the members entirely, as the editors inject no particle of individuality into that department--only correct and prune in accordance with instructions at head of Fraternal Department. We can very truthfully say that we welcome with delight these expressions of dislike and disgust with the November Fraternal, because such expressions show a chance for improvement-a sign that you are reading your CONDUCTORS, and doing a little thinking on your own account. Fermentation, action, is lifestillness, stagnation is death-get busy!


The Sunset Magazine is spending $100, 000 in telling people of the West-a story of development. Sunset, the magazine that, with over 200 pages of pictures every month, pictures the west and stimulates interest in all things beyond the Rockies, Points the Way of Tourist travelers to a hitherto overlooked feature in far Western sightseeing-the wondrous rail highway along the Pacific, joining California and Oregon, skirting spectacular Shasta, and over the sightly Siskiyous to the fast-flowing Columbia, through thousands of acres of roses and sweet peas, oranges and walnuts, wheat and hops, apples and prunes, with new things to see at every turn.

The Commercial Club of Salt Lake City, Utah, has inaugurated a movement looking to the diversion into western channels of a part of the tide of tourist travel now flowing from America to Europe.

They say conservative estimate, made by reliable authorities, places the amount of money expended in foreign countries during the season of 1904-5 by American sight-seers at $150,000,000. This great sum was paid in large part by men and women in search of health, pleasure and recreation, who, though native to the United States, were in comparative ignorance of the scenic, climatic and industrial advantages of that portion of our country lying west of the Mississippi River.

We understand, of course, that the old world will always draw to itself many thousands of our people, because of its historical and religious interest, its scientific, artistic and musical advantages,

and we admit that this is proper and desirable; but we do believe that America, and particularly the western portion thereof, is entitled from all the standpoints of interest to more attention from a certain class of Americans than it has heretofore received.

As conditions now exist many of our people are heard raving over the beauty of the Trossachs, the glory of the Rhine, the magnificence of the Alps, who have never seen and have but small conception of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, or the splendor of the Columbia River.

Arrangements are now being perfected for a conference of the governors of the states and territories affected, together with representatives of the chief commercial organizations of the west and of the railroads operating in the interested section, at which the Commercial Club will present for consideration a detailed, definite and comprehensive plan of procedure. This conference has been called for January 18th, 1906. The signers of the call are as follows: Henry M. Wells, president Commercial Club, chairman; Richard P. Morris, Mayor of Salt Lake, treasurer; John C. Cutler, governor of Utah, Simon Bamberger, W. P. O'Meara, John J. Judson, Fisher Harris, secretary to the committee.

The Youth's Companion in 1906. During 1906 The Youth's Companion will publish, in 52 weekly issues, 1 serial stories, each a book in itself, reflecting American life in home, camp and field; 50 special articles, contributed by famous men and women-travellers, essayists, soldiers, sailors, statesmen and men of affairs; 200 thoughtful and timely edi. torial articles on important public and domestic questions; 250 complete stories by the best of living story-writers stories of character, stories of achievement, stories of humor; 1000 notes on current events and discoveries in the field of science and natural history; 2000 bright and amusing anecdotes, items of strange and curious knowledge, poems

and sketches. This is what The Companion offers its readers during 1906. And the quality of it is fully equal to the quantity. The paper is interesting without being sensational, bright without being flashy, elevating and strengthening without being prosy-a paper for every member of the family.

A full announcement of the new volume will be sent with sample copies of the paper to any address on request. The new subscriber for 1906 who sends $1.75 for the new volume at once will receive free all the remaining issues for 1905, including the double holiday numbers; also The Companion's “Minute

Calendar for 1906, lithographed in twelve colors and gold. The Youth's Companion, 144 Berkeley st., Boston, Mass.



On Nov. 25th Samuel Gompers was re-elected president of the American Federation of Labor by practically a unanimous vote. Minneapolis was selected as the place of next meeting. The convention adjourned after

of the most successful sessions ever held.

John Golden, of the Textile Workers' Union nominated Mr. Gompers, and no other candidate for the presidency was presented. Victor L. Bergen of Milwaukee and J. Mahlen Barnes of Chicago cast the only votes in opposition. The other officers chosen were:

Vice presidents James Duncan, Quincy, Mass.; John Mitchell, Indianapolis; James O'Connell, Washington; Max Morris, Denver, Dennis A. Hayes, Philadelphia; Daniel J. Keefe, Detroit; W. D. Huber, Indianapolis, and Joseph F. Valentine, Cincinnati.

Secretary-Frank Morrison, Washington.

Treasurer-John B. Lennon, Bloomington, 111.

Frank K. Foster of Boston and James H. Wilson of New York were elected to represent the federation at the British trades and labor congress, to be held in London next August. Mr. Foster received the unanimous vote of the delegates, but Mr. Wilson was opposed by George H. Warner of New York.

The December Delineator. The December Delineator seems to approach very near to the limit of perfection of magazine publication. From the front cover to the last one it presents to the reader a fund of information and entertainment wonderful in scope and benefit. If one wants patterns and styles they are there. The advertisements are artistic portrayals of substantial things “worth while" and he who reads the December Delineator and fails to read all the advertisements, misses much that speaks in no uncertain tone of the world's

progress-of things being done by the great business world. The fiction is pure and fascinating. The interpretation by Mr. Leyendecker of “A Song of Faith”-the twenty-third Psalm-is a color-scheme vision which must be seen, studied and contemplated in order to feel its power and beauty.

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I am as good as her”-should be “as she.'

"You are younger than me”-should be “than I."

“Come to dinner with John and I"should be “John and me.

“Between you and I” should be “you and me.

These examples of Faulty Diction', are so common that many people look upon the improper form as being the correct one, and Thomas H. Russell, L. L. B., editor-in-chief of Webster's Imperial Dictionary, has done the public a great service in having written the new book, entitled “Faulty Diction, or Errors in the Use of the English Language and How to Correct Them,” which the publishers have, by printing it on thin bible

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BRENNAN-Brother T. J. Brennan, Division 244, Colorado Springs, Colo.
BURKE-Brother J. S. Burke, Division 250, Bristol, Va.
COLLINS—Brother L. F. Collins, Division 40, St. Paul, Minn.
CARPANY~Brother G. Carpany, Division 57, Ft. Worth, Tex.
CARSON-Brother S. H. Carson, Division 170, Camden, N. J.
CoHick-Brother D. Cohick, Division 26, Toledo, Ohio.
COLE-Brother C. A. Cole, Division 13, St. Thomas, Ont.
Costy-Brother R. J. Costy, Division 86, Escanaba, Mich.
DAY-Brother O. H. Day, Division 307, Elizabeth, N. J.
DearBORN-Brother E. C. Dearborn, Division 196, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dixon-Brother J. J. Dixon, Division 419, Shreveport, La.
DORSEY-Brother P. Dorsey, Division 181, Chillicothe, Ohio.
DUNKLE-Brother G. J. Dunkle, Division 301, Seymour, Ind.
Dyer-Brother W. E. Dyer, Division 415, Sapulpa, I. T.
EVANS-Wife of Brother E. D. Evans, Division 324, Bluefield, W. Va.
FitzGERALD—Brother B. G. Fitzgerald, Division 221, Spencer, N. C.
Foote-Wife of Brother F. F. Foote, Division 92, Terre Haute, Ind.
FORKER—Brother W. E. Forker, Division 1, Chicago, Ill.
GILBERT-Brother F. E. Gilbert, Division 293, Chicago, Ill.
GILROY-Wife of Brother H. Gilroy, Division 154, Binghampton, N. Y.
GOBERT-Brother F. Gobert, Division 254, Frankfort, Ind.
GRICE-Brother C. Grice, Division 181, Chillicothe, Ohio.
Hall-Brother A. J. Hall, Division 422, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
HENRIB-Brother G. W. Henrie, Division 7, Houston, Tex.
HIGGINS-Brother E. D. Higgins, Division 195, Sacramento, Calif.
HOLLAND-Brother E. Holland, Division 166, Newark, Ohio.
Horn-Brother P. L. Horn, Division 113, Chicago, Ill.
HORNGREN-Brother E. J. Horngren, Division 373, Green Bay, Wis.
HOWLAND-Brother J. B. Howland, Division 8, Rochester, N. Y.
JORDAN--Brother L. A. Jordan, Division 424, Gulfport, Miss.
LAMONTE-Brother C. M. La Monte, Division 161, Parsons, Kans.
Lewis-Wife of Brother Wm. Lewis, Division 48, Montgomery, Ala.
LIND-Brother A. E. Lind, Division 333, Renova, Pa.
Messick--Brother G. A. Messick, Division 224, Wilmington, Del.
MYERS—Brother J. H. Myers, Division 196, Jacksonville, Fla.
Noell-Brother W. Y. Noell, Division 210, Roanoke, Va.
PAGE-Brother A. H. Page, Division 353, Estherville, Iowa.
PARRY—Brother H. G. Parry, Division 266, Big Springs, Tex.
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RAGAN-Brother S. B. Ragan, Division 123, Macon, Ga.
RICHARDS--Brother C. E. Richards, Division 175, Memphis, Tenn.
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