The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894 Page: 2
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THE TEXAS MINER.
FORT WORTH RAILWAY NOTES.
Fort Worth, August 28th, 1894.
Editor of The Texas Miner :
Work continues on the platform repairs at the Union depot.
The west end of the Texas & Pacific switch yard is being re-
Conductor George Clark of the Denver is in Vernon attend-
G. M. Payne, commercial agent of the Cotton Belt, is out of
town on business.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers met Saturday night
in regular session.
General Live Stock Agent Ware of the Denver is in from a
trip up the road.
Col. Jim Wilson has returned from a round-up of stock busi-
ness for the Alton.
The Labor Day arrangements committee will meet to-night in
Knights of Labor hall.
New attractions are being added to the free exhibit of Texas
products at the Union depot.
The express companies are about through with the joint busi-
ness in this section for the season.
People who look out the car windows at Fort Worth still in-
quire where the Union Depot "is at.''
Colonel Robert E. Lee Cooke has returned from attending
court at Vernon, and is again • slaving."
Additional street cars will be placed on the Arlington line La-
bor Day, and the service will be first-class.
The city is now working its female convicts on the rock pile.
Who said Fort Worth policemen were ladies-men?
A. A. Judges, local superintendent of the Pullman company,
spent Sunday in Galveston enjoying the sea breeze.
Jno. T. Perrin, formerly an operator of the -Y" office of the
Texas & Pacific, is in the city enroute to Mississippi.
Samuel West, scale and clock inspector of the Texas & Pacific,
with headquarters at Marshall, was in the city last week.
M. Murphy, division roadmaster of the Texas & Pacific, with
headquarters at Dallas, was in the city several days last week.
S. K. Ballard, superintendent of telegraph of the Missouri.
Kansas & Texas, was in the city Tuesday morning on business.
Engineer Lewis, formerly of the Rock Island, seriously sprain-
ed his shoulder the other day, and the wound is quite a painful
The tearing up of the platform at the Union depot for repairs
has started a wild report that they are going to build a new
Roger Healy, one of the oldest old timers in the United States
in the telegraph profession, is making Fort Worth his home for
J. Barker, general passenger agent of the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas system, with headquarters in St. Louis, was in the city Sat-
urday evening. -0 >
Leroy Trice, division superintendent of the' eastern division of
the Texas & Pacific, with headquarters at Marshall, was in the
city last week.
E. W. Campbell, trainmaster of the Texas & Pacific, accom-
panied (Conductor Joe Scully to Marshall with the colored ex-
cursion Tuesday morning.
J. Potton, Division Master Mechanic of the Rio Grande divis-
ion of the Texas & Pacific, with headquarters at Big Springs,
spent Sunday in the city.
W. W. Campbell, General Baggage Agent of the Texas &
Pacific, with headquarters at Dallas, was in the city one day last
week on a short business trip.
W. G. Crush, assistant general passenger agent of the Mis-
souri, Kansas & Texas of Texas, with headquarters at Denison,
was in the city one day last week.
S. N. Lloyd, general roadmaster of the Joint Track, spent the
greater part of last week in the city, looking after the work being
done on the Union depot platforms.
Tuesday evening promptly at 7 o'clock, at the Catholic church,
John E. Duffy and Miss Mamie E. Shiel were marrted by the
Rev. Father Guyot. A large number of friends of the contract-
ing parties were present to witness the ceremony
J. B. Paul, division superintendent of the Rio Grande division
of the Texas & Pacific, with headcjuarters at Big Springs, spent
Sunday in the city with his family.
A horse was killed at the "Y" switch at the Union depo^
Wednesday morning by jumping out of the end door of a car.
It was tied in the car, but broke the rope.
J. B. King, Superintendent of Telegraph of the Great North-
ern Railway, with headquarters at St. Paul, Minn., was in the
city Saturday, and departed that evening.
Those dodgers scattered around the city stating that the Fort
Worth brewery is being boycotted by the union men of the city
is an unjust and contemptible piece of work.
Napoleon Bonaparte Jamison, an old time operator formerly
employed at the Union Depot office, is doing the city, under the
auspices of Maj. W. C. Whitcomb, night chief.
A. S. Dodge, general traffic manager of the Cotton Belt, came
in Saturday evening from St. Louis and spent Sunday and Mon-
day in the city, and departed for Dallas on his return.
B. F. Yoakum, General Manager of the Gulf, Colorado &
Santa Fe, with headquarters at Galveston, passed through the
city on his special car, No. 102. Monday evening enroute to
E. W. Campbell, trainmaster of the eastern division of the
Texas & Pacific, with headquarters at Marshall, spent Sunday in
the city with his family, and departed for Bonham Monday morn-
ing over the T. C. division.
Paul Jamison, the artist of the Texas & Pacific telegraph office,
has executed a fine looking portrait of Conductor Scanlan, of the
Ivaty. Somebody has spoiled it by writing on the reverse side
the legend: "You can't ride with him."
L. S. Thome, general manager of the Texas & Pacific, with
headquarters at Dallas, came in from the west in his special car
on No. 4 Saturday evening and remained over night in the city,
departing for Dallas Sunday morning.
The interest being taken in the Labor Day festivities by union
men generally in this city is indeed commendable. That the
occasion will be an unqualified success, both socially and finan-
cially, is the prediction of all those more intimately concerned.
'There is or seems to be a prospect oí Fort Worth securing a
large car works in the near future. From the newspaper reports
something similar to the Missouri Car Foundry Co. of St. Louis
is in contemplation, the Fort Worth railroads to be large stock
J. W. Richardson, who has been chief clerk to Receiver John
D. Moore of the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway, accom-
panied by his wife, left over the Rock Island Saturday evening
for Minneapolis Minn. There Mr. Richardson takes a position
as chief clerk to O. (). Winter, Superintendent of the Great
'The Albuquerque road is bein^ again talked of. This will un-
doubtedly make a paying road from the start if those behind it
ever succeed in getting it once started. It has failed to pan out
so many times when it was seemingly an assured thing that the
people of Fort Worth will put little confidence in it until the iron
is laid, at least.
There will be a call meeting of the Texas committee of ge-^
eral freight agents held at Oriental hotel. Dallas, Wednesda,
August 29, to discuss business in connection with the 'Texas raj
road commission. J. W. Allen, assistant general freight agent!
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, headquarters at Denison. is ij
chairman of this committee. I
The Texas roads and the State railway commission are a¿>, 1
in a fair way to have it teeth and toe-nails before long./1
seems the commission has named some rates lately which ]
roads say are clear out of sight and if the commission cli. J
come down from off the roof they will call on the United sM
court and knock them clear off their pearch. -
Division Superintendent A. J. Davidson of the Santa Fe has
just returned from a trip to Ohio. In passing through that State
and the adjoining ones on his return home he noticed that the
corn crop was nearly burned up and did not find crops looking
so well anywhere as in Texas, and thinks the prospects for busi-
ness this year are better here than anywhere else.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 1, Number 33, September 1, 1894, newspaper, September 1, 1894; Thurber, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200480/m1/2/?rotate=270: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.