The Texas Miner, Volume 2, Number 12, April 6, 1895 Page: 3
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THE TEXAS MINER.
FORT WORTH RAILWAY NOTES.
Fort Worth, April i, 1895.
Editor Texas Miner:
The Chicago, Rock Island & Texas paid off Tuesday.
J. E. Duffy, clerk in the Texas & Pacific yard office, is on the
Colonel P. C. Byrnes of the Texas & Pacific was called to
O. E. Reed, foreman of bridges and buildings, Joint track,was
in the city Monday.
Major John C. Perrin has been transferred from Aledo to Baird
office as night chief.
B. F. Westcott, land agent of the Houston & Texas Central,
was in the city Friday.
J. L. Logan, route agent of the Pacific Express company, was
in the city Wednesday.
Eugene Hayden of the Texas & Pacific yard office, who has
been sick the past week, is again on duty.
Mike Murphy, division roadmaster of the Texas & Pacific,
headquarters at Dallas, was in the city Friday.
C. A. DeSaussare, general passenger and ticket agent of the
Memphis & Charleston, was in the city Tuesday.
The Missouri, Kansas & Texas of Texas is expecting to run
into Galveston over its own track in the near future.
G. R. Foster, division roadmaster of the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas, headquarters at Dallas, was in the city Friday.
M. H. Bone succeeds F. M. Jolly as traveling passehger agent
of the Memphis & Charleston, headquarters at Dallas.
Thomas E. Gerrin, claim agent of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa
Fe, headquarters at Temple, was in the city Tuesday.
Dick Sullivan, dispatcher of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas at
Denison, was in the city several days the first of the week.
Leroy Trice, superintendent Eastern division of the Texas &
Pacific, headquarters at Marshall, was in the city Monday.
J. V. Goode, general superintendent of the Fort Worth & Den-
ver City, went to Wichita Falls on a business trip on the 26th.
Commodity tariff No. 10 has been issued by the railroad com-
mission fixing the rate on wool in the grease and scoured wool.
E. W. Campbell, trainmaster Eastern division of the Texas &
Pacific, with headquarters at Marshall, was in the city Monday.
The Missouri, Kansas & Texas has purchased six new Bald-
win engines for service on the Choctaw division out of Denison.
John W. Parks, general claim agent of the Texas & Pacific,
with headquarters at Dallas, was in the city a few hours Monday.
R. R. Robbins, traveling passenger agent of the Houston &
Texas Central, headquarters at Houston, was in the city on the
The movement of stock cattle to the Territory pastures has
opened up good, and train after train passes through the city
The Texas & Pacific is taking out from fifty to sixty cars of
gravel per day with its steam shovel at the gravel pit just east of
A. A. Judges, superintendent of the Pullman Palace Car com-
pany, returned from a short business trip to Wichita, Kan., Tues-
The State Lumbermen's convention meets here April nth,
and ajvery large number of mill and yard men are expected tobe
J. R. Fitzpatrick. repairer telegraph department of the Mis-
souri, Kansas & Texas of Texas, headquarters Hillsboro, was in
the city Friday.
A. D. Bethard, assistant superintendent of the Missouri, Kan-
sas .& Texas, headquarters at Denison, was in the city a few
hours Thursday morning.
The Texas & Pacific has opened a telegraph office at the
gravel pit (Scullyville), one mile east of Fort Worth, with Oper-
ator C. C. Worrell in charge.
It is almost certain now that the Katy's new fast train will be
put on during the latter part of May or the first of June, in time
for the summer travel north.
D. B. Keeler, general freight and passenger agent of the Fort
Worth & Denver City, went to Austin Tuesday to attend a meet-
ing of the railroad commission.
Harry Taimage is very sick at the Sisters hospital, but is re-
ceiving every attention at the hands of the Order of Railway
Conductors and numerous friends.
S. K. Bullard, superintendent of telegraph of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas, headquarters at Sedaiia, Mo., passed through
the city Wednesday morning enroute north.
E. M. Gates, who has been manager of the Katy office at
Waco the past two\ears, has been promoted to the dispatcher's
office at Taylor. He has been succeeded by E. G. Perry of Al-
B. F. Yoakum, general manager of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa
Fe, headquarters at Galveston, came in from the south in his
special car Friday, and departed for Chicago via the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas.
T. G. Carson, foreman of a gang of bridge and building car-
penters on the Rio Grande division of the Texas & Pacific, was
in the city with his outfit Tuesday and moved west to Tiffin
The railroad commission has given notice that on Thursday,
April 11, it will take up and consider the lime tariff in carloads
between points in Texas and has has issued a proposed tariff for
consideration on that day.
Effective April 1st, W. W. Pope will succeed W. E. Lufkin as
auditor of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, headquarters at Gal-
veston. Mr. Pope was formerly auditor of the Atlantic & Pacific,
and lately chief clerk in Mr. Lufkin's office at Galveston.
VV. E. Guerin, president of the Columbus, Sandusky & Hock-
ing railway, in his private car No. 75, came in from the west
over the Texas & Pacific Sunday night and departed for the south
Monday evening via the Missouri, Kansas & Texas and Interna-
tional & Great Northern.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific will soon put on another
passenger train between Fort Worth and Kansas City. This
train will leave Kansas City at 8:40 p. m., and reach Fort Worth
at 5:50 p. m. next day, and returning will leave Fort Worth at
10:40 a. 111., reaching Kansas City at 8:20 a. 111. next day. It
will haul a San Antonio-Kansas City sleeper.
Effective April 1, W. H. Quigg, assistant general freight agent
of the Cotton Belt, was transferred to Pittsburg, Pa., as commer-
cial agent. He has been in ill health for several months, and it
is believed the mountain air of Pennsylvania will benefit him.
He will be succeeded by G. M. Payne, now commercial agent in
this city, who in turn will be succeeded by P. H. Coombs.
Miss Helen Gould and party in her private car arrived in the
city from Texarkana via the Transcontinental division and Jcynt
track at 4:15 p. m. Saturday, and departed for Dallas immedi-
ately, where she spent Sunday, and departed from there the first
of the week for.California for a short trip in search of health. She
was accompanied by General Manager L. S. Thorne and Super-
intendents Trice and Polhemus.
William J. Waldron of Fort Worth, a well known engineer on
the Texas & Pacific railroad, has recently secured a patent on an
appliance which will doubtless prove very valuable. Mr. Wal-
dron has invented an angle valve to be used on freight cars and
passenger coaches. The invention relates to fluid pressure air
brakes and its object is to provide a new and improved angle
valve arranged in such a manner that the plug cannot be turned
by unauthorized persons without the knowledge of the engineer
in charge. The invention consists in a locking device for the
train pipe valve or plug, and a connection separate from the
train pipe and under the control of the engineer to manipulate
the said locking device and secure the valve or plug in position.
A special to the St. Louis Chronicle, dated New Orleans, La.,
March 27th, stated that John T. Bissel, secretary of the bureau
of freight and transportation of that city, had skipued. leaving be-
hind his wife and family, and it had developed that he had forged
several checks for various amounts. John T. Bissel will be well
remembered by the employes of the Rio Grande division of the
Texas & Pacific. Some five years since he was first trick dis-
patcher at Fort Worth for the Rio Grande division, and also a
leading light in the Order of Railway Telegraphers, being secre-
tary and treasurer of the Lone Star division for several years.
He left the Texas & Pacific to go to the Gulf, Colorado & Santa
Fe at Galveston, and when General Freight Agent W. H. Mas-
ters resigned and went to the New Orleans bureau Bissel accom-
panied him. Ajax.
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McAdams, Walter B. The Texas Miner, Volume 2, Number 12, April 6, 1895, newspaper, April 6, 1895; Thurber, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200506/m1/3/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.