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second annual ball of Chicago Division time passes, may you all meet again a. No. 10. We bow in acknowledgment year hence, and we will try and be with for complimentaries. We would judge you. from the elaborate programme that this The officers and members of Wachuis to be the creme de la creme of all pre- sett Div. No. 191, are pleased to tender vious pleasure gatherings.

their thanks to the officers and members “Grand Calico Ball, Monday evening, of Div. No. 61, at Boston, for courtesies February 22d” a greeting we received extended to them while attending a Union from Collinwood Division No. 3. It was meeting in their hall, Dec. 27, 1885. voted to be the most perfect of all pre- Hoboken Division 171 held its second vious parties. The music was grand, the annual musical festival at Music Hall, calico de jure costumes were superb, and Orange, N. J., Friday evening, January the light fantastic held the boards until 22d. A combination of soloists, choral morn's gray dawn.

organizations and instrumental novelties. The Brothers of Division No. 189, at rarely offered to any public was the feaBelleville, Ont., a short time since, with ture of the occasion, which netted $450 many friends, met in their hall for the for the Brothers. There were over one purpose of presenting 'to Bro. Thomas thousand in attendance. McNabb a fine testimonial in the shape

On the eve. of Jan. 23rd, the Brothers. of a tea set, and to Mrs. McNabb an ele- employed on the La. Div. of the So. Pagant gold locket and chain, as a slight cific, assembled in the council chamber token of the esteem that they are held by with other employees and friends to do their many friends at home. After the honor and express their high appreciation meeting had been called to order, Bro. and esteem to D. C. Smith, Esq., their Teal presented an appropriate address. former M. M., by presenting to him a. Bro. McNabb then responded in a very beautiful gold watch and chain and diafeeling way, thanking the Brothers and mond pin. The watch is a Howard friends for their beautiful gifts, also

movement, the cases are beautifully dwelling upon the good the B. of L. E. frosted and contain elegant designs of arhad accomplished for its members since tistic work. There were present: Messrs. it was organized. Speeches were made by I. C. Lord, H. Scherffius, C. A. Everthe Brothers and their friends. Toasts, shad, Esq., Supt. Texas Transportation songs, etc., filled out the evening's meet. Co., E. A. Campbell, M. M. Houstan, ing, and when the parting hour came, it East & West Texas railway, and other was with a sad good-bye and a God speed notables upon the platform. Mr. John them in their new home. Thus ended one O'Rourk, chief clerk of motive power, of those pleasing gatherings that is due made the presentation speech. Mr. Smith, to our noble Brotherhood.

who was somewhat taken by surprise, Thursday eve., Feb. 18, Div. No. 210 then arose and made a very feeling reply, at Macon, Ga., gave a grand masquerade going over the time of his years of office ball. We received complimentaries, and as M. M., after which Bro. Rob Iankes, would have deemed it a great pleasure who was called for, responded in a pleasto have been present. Knowing the kind ing way. Addresses were made by hospitality of the Brothers at Macon, one Messrs. James Masterson, John Guinn, could not but enjoy himself. It was a I. C. Lord, H. Scherffius, C. A. Evergrand affair and those who were so fortu- shade, E. A. Campbell, DeYoung Dowlnate as to be present, enjoyed themselves. ing, Murray Nichols, Dowling Holland, We can only say, as the busy whirl of Adair, Keeler, Belden and others.

''The locomotive engineers of the In- Brothers D. E. Lovey and S. C. Frink, are redianapolis & St. Louis are dissatisfied quested to correspond with their Division, No.

H. GOWENLOCK, F. A. E. with the treatment they receive at the 69, at once.

Brothers J. F. Reiley, and C. J. Baldwin are hands of the company, and Grand Chief

requested to correspond at once with Division Engineer Arthur has been called to Mat- 195.

W. B. NORTON, F. A. E. toon, Ill., to give counsel, A strike is

Any one knowing the whereabouts of an not anticipated.” We copy the above engineer by the name of Jas. C. Blunderfield, from the Railway Age of a late date. will confer a favor by writing a letter to

W. B, BLUNDERFIELD, Some one has been imposing upon the

Solomon City, Kas. editor of our esteemed exchange. We

Brother Albert Gehl is requested to correwould call his attention to the notice as spond at once with his Division, No. 128. published in this issue. The Grand Chief

T. L. BROWN, F. A. E, met with the Brothers at Mattoon as at Brother L. C. Gilman is requested to corre other similar gatherings.

spond with his Division, No. 236.

W. J. SHERMAN, F. A. E. It is proposed to build a railroad from

Brother H. C. Daniels, is requested to correFort Dodge, Ia., northeast to Mason City, spond with his Division, No. 129. a distance of about seventy miles. A fur

WM. McKEAND, F, A. E. ther extension from Mason City to Winona, Miss., is also proposed.

LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS' MUTUAL LIFE The Minnehaha Division of the Brother

INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, hood of Locomotive Engineers held its

CLEVELAND, O., Feb. 28, 1886. tenth annual ball at St. Paul, January 30. ASSESSMENT NOTICES Nos. 699, 700, 701, 702, 703 About two hundreu couples were pre

704 AND 705. sent.

To the Secretary and Treasurer of Division No.The St. Paul's Kansas City extension

You are hereby notified of the death of the will cost about $7,000,000, of which $1,- ordered to collect an assessment of one dollar

following members of this Association, and 000,000 will be for rolling stock.

for the payment of each of the following claims The Montreal and Sorel has passed into from all who were members of this Association

at the time these deaths occurred. the hands of the Grand Trunk.

ASSESSMENT NO. 699.

December 29, 1885. Brother G. H. COLLINS, SPECIAL NOTICES.

of Myrtle Division No. 256. Admitted Oct 12, Any one knowing the whereabouts of Thomas 1885. Died of Laryngitis. Insurance payable to J. Fisher, who, when last heard from, was at MRS. MARY E. COLLINS. St. Louis, Mo., will confer a favor by address

ASSESSMENT No. 700. ing W. E. FISHER, F. A. E.,

January 7, 1886. Brother CHAS. W. PHELPS, Columbus, O.

of Cedar Rapids Division No. 159. Admitted Brother James Corrigan, of Division 34, is April 26, 1831. Died of consumption. Insurance

payable to LULU PHELPS. requested to correspond with his home at once.

ASSESSMENT NO. 701. Family very ill. Any Brother knowing of his whereabouts please notify him.

January 15, 1886. Brother RUDOLPH HA

FELI, of Jackson Division No. 93. Admitted Brother H. N. Foster, of Division 82, is re- February 18, 1882.

February 18, 1882. Killed by a derailed engine.

Insurance payable to MRS. JENNIE HAFELI. quested to correspond with his Division at C. W. WETMORE, F. A.E.

ASSESSMENT NO. 702. Brother E. W. Donaldson, F. A. E. of Division SI DE, of Jackson Division No. 93. Admitted

January 24, 1886. Brother NEAL WHITENo. 297, would like to correspond with the December 7, 1882. Died of consumption. InDivision of which Brother E. Pelton is a mem- surance payable to MRS. CORNELIA WHITESIDE,

$2,000, JULIA ZNEEARELLS, $1,000. ber. He has been employed on the M. & N. Ry. of Wisconsin of late.

ASSESSMENT NO. 708. Brother R. J. Bailey, of Division No. 210

January 25, 1886. Brother JOHN A. OWEN,

of Rock Island Division No. 60. Admitted is requested to correspond at once with

March B1, 1883. Killed by a collision, InsurB. T. COLE, F. A. E. ance payable to MRS. ELLEN D. OWEN.

once.

:

ASSESSMENT NO. 704.

Escanaba Division 116, a check for the sum of February 2, 1886. Brother CHAS. R. CHOATE, three thousand dollars ($3,000), the full amount of Marshalltown Division No. 146. Admitted due me on the insurance policy held by mylate April 13, 1885. Killed by a collision. Insurance

husband. payable to ROSE CHOATE. ASSESSMENT No. 705,

I wish to tender my thanks to the members February 13, 1886. Brother GEORGE ST.- of Iowa Division for kindness and sympathy JOHN, of United Division No. 292. Admitted extended to me in my affliction, and also to May 8, 1885. Killed by his engine running into those members who assisted at the funeral of a washout. Insurance payable to ALICE ST.JOHN

my husband.

Respectfully, Note. Assessments Nos. 699, and 700 will

MRS. IRWIN REED. be paid from the surplus. Secretaries will col

LOGANSPORT, IND., Feb. 6, 1886. lect for five,

To the Officers and Jembers of the Locomotive EnAssessable members, 4,286.

gineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: Total membership to date, 4,296

GENTLEMEN: I hare this day received from An assessment of one dollar per member for Mr. T. S. Ingraham, General Secretary, the sum the payment of each of the above claims is of three thousand dollars ($3,000), the full hereby ordered to be collected and forwarded amount due me on the insurance policy held to the General Secretary within thirty days by my late husband, W. F. Carle. from date of notice.

I wish to tender thanks to Mr. J. L. Parish, Members of the Insurance will remit to their Secretary of Division No. 178, and to T, F. Secretary within thirty days from date of this Toohey, T. Donovan, and J. W. Charlton, for notice, and the Secretaries to the General Secre- the kindness I received from them, which will tary within ten days thereafter, on penalty of never be forgotten by me. forfeiting their membership, failing to do so. Hoping your noble Association Day ever Yours, etc.,

prosper, and continue to be a blessing to the T. S. INGRAHAM, Gen'l Sec. widow and orphans, we are, P. M. ARTHUR, President.

Respectfully yours,

MRS. W, F. CARLE AND FAMILY. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

BINGHAMTON, Feb. 4, 1886. STRATFORD, Feb. 4, 1886.

To the Officers and Members of the Locomotive EnTo the Officers and Members of the Locomotive En

gineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: gineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: GENTLEMEN: I have this day received from

GENTLEMEN: This is to certify that I hare James Farr, Secretary and Treasurer of Avon this day receired, from J. D. Primmer, SecreDivision No. 188, a draft for the sum of three tary and Treasurer of Otsego Division No. 58, thousand dollars ($3,000), the full amount due a check for the sum of three thousand dollars me on the insurance policy held by me for the ($3,000), payment on insurance policy on my loss of my hand.

son's life. Please aocept my heartfelt thanks for the

Please accept my sincere thanks, not only for same, and wishing the Association every suc- the same, but for your kind attention during scess, I am Respectfully yours,

my son's sickness. JAMES PERRIE.

MRS. O. H. EVERETT. To the Officers and Members of the Locomotire

FT. WATNE, IND , Feb. 5, 1886. Engineers Mutual Life Insurance Association: To the Officer's and Members of the Locomotive EnGENTLEMEN: I have this day received from gineers' Mutual Life insurance Association: Mr. F. H. Kaub, Secretary and Treasurer of GENTLEMEN: I have this day received from Denver Division No. 186, a draft for the sum of Wm. B. McPhail, Secretary and Treasurer of three thousand dollars ($3,000), the amount due Division No. 12, a draft for the sum of three me on the policy of insurance held by my late thousand dollars ($3,000), the full amount due husband, James F. Campbell.

me on the insurance policy held by my late Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the husband, Isaac Howey. same, and may God bless and prosper the noble

MARY A. HOWEY. Brotherhood is my sincere wish.

BUTTE CITY, Mon., Feb. 9, 1856. Yours truly, MRS. SARAH CAUPBELL. Tothe Officers and Members of the Locomotive EnESCANABA, Feb. 11, 1886.

gineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: To the Officers and Members of the Locomotive En

GENTLEMEN: This is to certify that I have gineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association:

this day received the sum of three thousand GENTLEMEN : I have this day received from dollars ($3,000), the full amount due me on the Theodore Farrell, Secretary and Treasurer of insurance policy held by my late husband.

:

Please accept my heartfelt thanks. May God The air was heavy with rich perfume, ever bless and prosper you in all your good Roses and lilies of wondrous bloom;

And tenderly beautiful words are said works.

MRS. T. P. SAGE.

Over the peacefully shrouded dead.
A few have paused for a little hour

Iu the presence of death's majestio power,
OBITUARIES.

And tears are falling, and hearts are stirred, Brother Samuel Hobb, of Baltimore Division As they listen awhile to the Gospel word;

And tributes of friendship and love are laid No. 47, died of consumption, January 9. Reso-On the grave that is so newly made. lutions of sympathy were passed by the Divi- The toils and cares of life are fled, sion.

They no more can disturb the repose of the

dead. Mrs. Rinehart, mother of Brother John Rine- May these dearest of words to the one that is hart, died, after a short illness, at Columbus,

gone,

Be
Ohio, in her 73d year. Resolutions of sympa-

Welcome, good servant, life's work was

well done." thy were passed by Division 34.

A toiler has dropped in the strain and the heat Brother H. M. Davidson,

Of the Master's field of bending wheat, of Wachusett

And is lying there in her well earned rest, Division No. 191, died at his home, of typhoid With pale hands folded across her breast. fever, after a short illness. Resolutions of sym- But crowds pass out of the open door, pathy passed by Division 191, January 17, 1886. God bless the dear little children who weep;

And the world is the same as it was before. Mary, wife of Brother Anthony Henahan, May His guardian angels their watch over them died January 26, 1886, of malarial fever. Reso- And grant that their little feet may reach the

keep. lutions of sympathy were passed by Division

heavenly shore No. 31.

Where their mother has gone before ;

Gone where the shadows of death cannot cone, Leroy E., only son of Brother A. Sawyer, died Where we all may find a sweet home. February 5th, of typhoid fever, Division 31 Severed the chains that have bound her to

earth, passed resolutions of sympathy.

Gone to the land where the soul has new birth;
Mrs. Thomas Humphreys, wife of Brother where there are treasures of beauty untold,

Rivers of silver and mountains of gold
Thomas Humphreys, of Division 34, died at Weep not, husband, to miss one from earth's
Rome, N. Y. The remains were brought to weary shore,
Columbus, O., for interment. Services were

Earth has one angel less and heaven one more.

MRS. W. R. CHAPMAN. conducted by the Rev. F. G. McFarlan. Beautiful floral tributes from the B. of L. E., the

DAVENPORT, IA., Jan. 30, 1886. Y. M. C. A., and the brothers and sisters were

Brother John A. Owens, was killed, at Muson and about the casket. The Division passed catine, Iowa, January 25th, 1886. resolutions of sympathy.

Gone to that silent and unseen shore,

Shall we meet as heretofore some pleasant At the age of sixty-six, in New York City,

summer morn ? Mr. Abel Brear, at the residence of his son-in- Brother Owens, at the time of his death, was law, George Taylor, Esq. Mr. Brear was one sixty years old. He ran an engine on the Bos

ton & Maine Railway twenty-seven years. of the oldest engineers and mechanics, at the Four years ago he came west and went to work time of his death, in the East. He was a man for the Rock Island Company, and was in their of broad ideas and inventive mind. The re- employ at the time of his death. He leaves a

wife, one daughter and two sons to mourn his mains were taken to Westport for burial.

death. In memory of Mrs. W. T. Coulter, wife of and charter for thirty days, and a copy of these

Resolved, That Division No. 60 drape its hall Brother W.T. Coulter, of Division 3, died Dec. resolutions be printed in our JOURNAL, and a 17, 1885, aged 30 years. She was a kind and copy be sent to his widow, Mrs. Ellen D. Owens, loving mother and wife, and the dear ones left at Oscaloosa, Ia.

P. H. WELLS, I to grieve have this sweet thought, that she has

Committee.

H. CARPENTER, I gone to a home that is brighter than this, and

Rock ISLAND, ILI.., Feb. 10, 1886. they will meet their dear mamma there. Tenderly, tenderly bear her away,

Brother John A. Owens departed this life on From her home to the tomb on that bright, the evening of January 26, from injuries resunny day,

ceived from colliding with rear end of passenTo the last place of rest for the pilgrims of ger train, near Muscatine, Ia. The passenger

earth, "To the goal of life's journey from the dawn of did not go back to give the proper warning,

train stopped on sharp curve, and the flagman our birth.

Those who were on the engine with him saved Solemn and sweet was the organ's flow, themselves by jumping, while he stood firm at Blent with the anthem sweet and low,

his post until all was done that could be to As with reverent hands at the chancel rail, There lay for an hour the sleeper pale;

save others; in attempting to save himself ne

was caught between the tank and engine. He Flowery emblems scattered there

was conscious considerable of the time and With rich profusion and loving care:

gave a clear statement of the accident shortly

IN MEMORIAM.

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after receiving the injuries. He was a staunch our dearly beloved Brother, Charles Choate,
member of the B. of L. E., being a charter who was killed at Manly Junction by a B.C. R.
member of Division 61, retaining his member- & N. passenger train running into his engine,
ship there until March 4, 1883, when he joined Feb. 2, 1886, therefore
Division 60.

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Choate He was a thorough Christian, exemplifying a the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has Christian spirit by his life. He was a kind and lost a true and sincere member, his associates affectionate husband and father, and beloved a warm friend, the company a valuable cort. by all who knew him. He was a member of ant, his wife a kind and loving husband, and the Baptist church.

his parents a dutiful son. Brother Owens was born in Deering, N. H. Resolved, That we extend to the widow and November 14, 1825, and commenced his railroad family of our departed Brother our heartfelt career as brakeman on the B. & M. Ry. Not sympathies in their sad bereavement, and comliking the work, he concluded to try firing. He mend them to Him who alone can heal earth's fired about three years and was then given deepest sorrow. charge of a passenger engine, and filled the Resolved, That as a token of respect our charposition of passenger engineer twenty-seven ter be draped for the space of thirty days, and years without meeting with an accident. In a copy of these resolutions be sent to the fam1877, at the time of the strike, he left there and ily, and one to the Journal, also published in accepted a position on the N. Y. & N. Ry., ran the Marshall Statesman. there for sixteen months, when he became dis

C. MCMINNS, satisfied and came west and accepted a situa

S. SWEARINGEN, (Committee. tion on the A., T. & S. F. Ry. After working

E. F. PIERCE,
there about six months he left and accepted a
situation on the C., R.I. & P. Ry., where he was

WATER VALLEY, Miss. faithfully serving when the accident occurred.

Ata special meeting of Water Valley Division F. L. HODGDON, Div. 60.

No. 99, the following preamble and resolutions TYLER, TEX., Jan. 12, 1886.

were adopted : In memory of Joseph Poole, who was killed WHEREAS, It has pleased the Grand Chief of by a misplaced switch on the Texas & St. Louis the universe to remove from our midst, sud

denly, in the prime of life, our esteemed and Railroad, Nov. 11, 1885.

worthy Brother, Wm. T. Rufin, who died as all Joseph, friend and Brother,

brare men die, at his post, in the faithful disOur hearts are filled with woe,

charge of his duty. While coming south on Since you cannot mingle mith us

No. 3 mail train January 25th, 1886, his enEngineers, your friends below.

gine was thrown from a trestle twelve feet Providence, our Saviour's dealings, high, by reason of some wretch removing a He has called you home to stay,

rail from the track. Brother Kuffin was caught Patient, noble, kind-hearted Joseph, under the tank of his engine and held in the Over the river so far away for thee.

water with his head and shoulders only out Our prayers are offered up for thee. for over three hours. He died in a few minutes Lord, bis spirit may be free

after being taken out by being chilled through Each hour through all eternity.

and having bis leg broken; and

WHEREAS, It is but just and fitting that we, A wreck on the road, were the words

his brother engineers, should make some pubPassed carelessly round through the crowd,

lic recognition of his sterling qualities and virAs each one was anxious to know,

tues, as a man and member of our great BrothWas there any one hurt, and pray how.

erhood, who in his daily life exemplified our The answer received was soon spoken,

motto, Sobriety, Truth, Justice and Morality, And here I will give the details,

in every sense, and was truly a noble man and A switch was misplaced by some ruffian,

a most worthy Brother, whose mild and quiet Which sent Fifty-one off the rails.

face and manner will never more be seen in The engineer's skull crushed and broken,

our Division-room; therefore be it And no worthier one could be found,

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Ruffin Taken, and no one to warn him

Division No. 99 has lost a most worthy and effiOf he dastardly act that was done.

cient member of our beloved Order; the l. C. To send him before his Redeemer,

R. R. CO. a most faithful and trusty employe; And take his poor life in that way,

his family a kind and devoted husband and From his children and friends, who are many, father; and the community at large one of its Which causes great gloom and dismay.

best citizens.

Resolved, That while we bow in humble subMay God, who is most merciful,

mission to the will of our All-wise Father, in Prepare a place for him,

thus removing our Brother so suddenly from Among his choir of angels,

our midst, we do not the less mourn his loss Where there is no more sin ;

and most sincerely regret the desolation and And guide his friends to follow

sorrow it has brought to his happy homeOn that road that leads to Heaven,

circle. So if accidents o'ertake them,

Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with Their sins will be forgiven.

his bereaved family and parents in this their MRS. J. D. RIDGWAY.

great affliction, and hope they may all be able

to cast their cares on Him who careth for At a regular meeting of Marshall Division them, and who has promised to comfort and No. 146, held Feb. 7, 1886, the following resolu- from the fact that he was a good man; and we

sustain us in all affictions, and take comfort tions were adopted :

are reminded of the solemn warning, WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God to also ready," and we hope to so shape our lives remove from our midst, suddenly, by accident, while here upon earth as to be ready when the n the fullness of strength and manly vigor, summons reaches us, and thus be ready to

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