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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 of Div. No. 61, at Boston, for courtesies extended to them while attending a Union meeting in their hall, Dec. 27, 1885.

"Grand Calico Ball, Monday evening, February 22d" a greeting we received from Collinwood Division No. 3. It was voted to be the most perfect of all previous parties. The music was grand, the calico de jure costumes were superb, and the light fantastic held the boards until morn's gray dawn.

The Brothers of Division No. 189, at Belleville, Ont., a short time since, with many friends, met in their hall for the purpose of presenting to Bro. Thomas McNabb a fine testimonial in the shape of a tea set, and to Mrs. McNabb an elegant gold locket and chain, as a slight token of the esteem that they are held by their many friends at home. After the meeting had been called to order, Bro. Teal presented an appropriate address. Bro. McNabb then responded in a very feeling way, thanking the Brothers and friends for their beautiful gifts, also dwelling upon the good the B. of L. E. had accomplished for its members since it was organized. Speeches were made by the Brothers and their friends. Toasts, songs, etc., filled out the evening's meet ing, and when the parting hour came, it was with a sad good-bye and a God speed them in their new home. Thus ended one of those pleasing gatherings that is due to our noble Brotherhood.

Thursday eve., Feb. 18, Div. No. 210 at Macon, Ga., gave a grand masquerade ball. We received complimentaries, and would have deemed it a great pleasure to have been present. Knowing the kind hospitality of the Brothers at Macon, one could not but enjoy himself. It was a grand affair and those who were so fortunate as to be present, enjoyed themselves. We can only say, as the busy whirl of

Hoboken Division 171 held its second annual musical festival at Music Hall, Orange, N. J., Friday evening, January 22d. A combination of soloists, choral organizations and instrumental novelties rarely offered to any public was the feature of the occasion, which netted $450 for the Brothers. There were over one thousand in attendance.

On the eve. of Jan. 23rd, the Brothers employed on the La. Div. of the So. Pacific, assembled in the council chamber with other employees and friends to do honor and express their high appreciation and esteem to D. C. Smith, Esq., their former M. M., by presenting to him a beautiful gold watch and chain and diamond pin. The watch is a Howard movement, the cases are beautifully frosted and contain elegant designs of artistic work. There were present: Messrs. I. C. Lord, H. Scherffius, C. A. Evershad, Esq., Supt. Texas Transportation Co., E. A. Campbell, M. M. Houstan, East & West Texas railway, and other notables upon the platform. Mr. John O'Rourk, chief clerk of motive power, made the presentation speech. Mr. Smith, who was somewhat taken by surprise, then arose and made a very feeling reply, going over the time of his years of office as M. M., after which Bro. Rob Iankes, who was called for, responded in a pleasing way. Addresses were made by Messrs. James Masterson, John Guinn,. I. C. Lord, H. Scherffius, C. A. Evershade, E. A. Campbell, DeYoung Dowling, Murray Nichols, Dowling Holland,. Adair, Keeler, Belden and others.

"The locomotive engineers of the Indianapolis & St. Louis are dissatisfied with the treatment they receive at the hands of the company, and Grand Chief Engineer Arthur has been called to Mattoon, Ill., to give counsel. A strike is not anticipated." We copy the above from the Railway Age of a late date. Some one has been imposing upon the editor of our esteemed exchange. We would call his attention to the notice as published in this issue. The Grand Chief met with the Brothers at Mattoon as at other similar gatherings.

It is proposed to build a railroad from
Fort Dodge, Ia., northeast to Mason City, spond with his Division, No. 129.

a distance of about seventy miles. A fur-
ther extension from Mason City to Win-
ona, Miss., is also proposed.

The St. Paul's Kansas City extension will cost about $7,000,000, of which $1,000,000 will be for rolling stock.

69, at once.

Brothers D. E. Lovey and S. C. Frink, are requested to correspond with their Division, No. H. GOWENLOCK, F. A. E. Brothers J. F. Reiley, and C. J. Baldwin are requested to correspond at once with Division 195. W. B. NORTON, F. A. E. Any one knowing the whereabouts of an engineer by the name of Jas. C. Blunderfield, will confer a favor by writing a letter to

W. B. BLUNDERFIELD, Solomon City, Kas. Brother Albert Gehl is requested to correspond at once with his Division, No. 128. T. L. BROWN, F. A. E, Brother H. C. Gilman is requested to corre spond with his Division, No. 236.

W. J. SHERMAN, F. A. E. Brother H. C. Daniels, is requested to corre


The Minnehaha Division of the Brotherhood 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 hundred couples were present.

704 AND 705.

To the Secretary and Treasurer of Division No.


Any one knowing the whereabouts of Thomas J. Fisher, who, when last heard from, was at St. Louis, Mo., will confer a favor by addressing W. E. FISHER, F. A. E., Columbus, O. Brother James Corrigan, of Division 34, is requested to correspond with his home at once. Family very ill. Any Brother knowing of his whereabouts please notify him.


Brother H. N. Foster, of Division 82, is requested to correspond with his Division at C. W. WETMORE, F. A. E. Brother E. W. Donaldson, F. A. E. of Division No. 297, would like to correspond with the Division of which Brother E. Pelton is a mem

ber. He has been employed on the M. & N. Ry.

of Wisconsin of late.


Brother R. J. Bailey, of Division No. 210 iş requested to correspond at once with

B. T. COLE, F. A. E.


The Montreal and Sorel has passed into from all who were members of this Association the hands of the Grand Trunk.

at the time these deaths occurred.

You are hereby notified of the death of the ordered to collect an assessment of one dollar following members of this Association, and for the payment of each of the following claims


December 29, 1885. Brother G. H. COLLINS, of Myrtle Division No. 256. Admitted Oct 12, 1885. Died of Laryngitis. Insurance payable to MRS. MARY E. COLLINS.


January 7, 1886. Brother CHAS. W. PHELPS, of Cedar Rapids Division No. 159. Admitted April 26, 1881. Died of consumption. Insurance payable to LULU PHELPS.


January 15, 1886. Brother RUDOLPH HAFELI, of Jackson Division No. 93. Admitted February 18, 1882. Killed by a derailed engine. Insurance payable to MRS. JENNIE HAFELI


January 24, 1886. Brother NEAL WHITESIDE, of Jackson Division No. 93. Admitted December 7, 1882. Died of consumption. Insurance payable to MRS. CORNELIA WHITESIDE, $2,000, JULIA ZNEEARELLS, $1,000.


January 25, 1886. Brother JOHN A. OWEN, of Rock Island Division No. 60. Admitted March 81, 1883. Killed by a collision. Insurance payable to MRS. ELLEN D. OWEN.


February 2, 1886. Brother CHAS. R. CHOATE, of Marshalltown Division No. 146. Admitted April 13, 1885. Killed by a collision. Insurance payable to ROSE CHOATE.


February 13, 1886. Brother GEORGE ST.JOHN, of United Division No. 292. Admitted May 8, 1885. Killed by his engine running into a washout. Insurance payable to ALICE ST.JOHN

NOTE. Assessments Nos. 699, and 700 will be paid from the surplus. Secretaries will collect for five.

Assessable members, 4,286.

Total membership to date, 4,296

An assessment of one dollar per member for the payment of each of the above claims is hereby ordered to be collected and forwarded to the General Secretary within thirty days from date of notice.

Members of the Insurance will remit to their Secretary within thirty days from date of this notice, and the Secretaries to the General Secretary within ten days thereafter, on penalty of forfeiting their membership, failing to do so. Yours, etc.,

T. S. INGRAHAM, Gen'l Sec. P. M. ARTHUR, President.


STRATFORD, Feb. 4, 1886. To the Officers and Members of the Locomotive Engineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association : GENTLEMEN: I have this day received from James Farr, Secretary and Treasurer of Avon Division No. 188, a draft for the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), the full amount due me on the insurance policy held by me for the loss of my hand.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the same, and wishing the Association every sucscess, I am Respectfully yours,

JAMES PERRIE. To the Officers and Members of the Locomotive Engineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: GENTLEMEN: I have this day received from Mr. F. H. Kaub, Secretary and Treasurer of Denver Division No. 186, a draft for the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), the amount due me on the policy of insurance held by my late husband, James F. Campbell.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the same, and may God bless and prosper the noble Brotherhood is my sincere wish.

Yours truly,


ESCANABA, Feb. 11, 1886. To the Officers and Members of the LocomotiveEngineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: GENTLEMEN: I have this day received from Theodore Farrell, Secretary and Treasurer of

Escanaba Division 116, a check for the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), the full amount due me on the insurance policy held by my late husband.

I wish to tender my thanks to the members of Iowa Division for kindness and sympathy extended to me in my affliction, and also to those members who assisted at the funeral of my husband. Respectfully,


To the Officers and Members of the Locomotive Engineers' Mutual Life Insurance Association: GENTLEMEN: I have this day received from Mr. T. S. Ingraham, General Secretary, the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), the full amount due me on the insurance policy held by my late husband, W. F. Carle.

I wish to tender thanks to Mr. J. L. Parish, Secretary of Division No. 178, and to T. F. Toohey, T. Donovan, and J. W. Charlton, for the kindness I received from them, which will never be forgotten by me.

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The air was heavy with rich perfume,
Roses and lilies of wondrous bloom;
And tenderly beautiful words are said
Over the peacefully shrouded dead.
A few have paused for a little hour
Iu the presence of death's majestic power,
And tears are falling, and hearts are stirred,
As they listen awhile to the Gospel word;
And tributes of friendship and love are laid
On the grave that is so newly made.
The toils and cares of life are fled,
They no more can disturb the repose of the

May these dearest of words to the one that is gone,

Be "Welcome, good servant, life's work was

well done.

A toiler has dropped in the strain and the heat
Of the Master's field of bending wheat,
And is lying there in her well earned rest,
With pale hands folded across her breast.
But crowds pass out of the open door,
And the world is the same as it was before.
God bless the dear little children who weep,
May His guardian angels their watch over them
And grant that their little feet may reach the
heavenly shore

Where their mother has gone before;
Gone where the shadows of death cannot come,
Where we all may find a sweet home.
Severed the chains that have bound her to
Gone to the land where the soul has new birth;
Where there are treasures of beauty untold,
Rivers of silver and mountains of gold
Weep not, husband, to miss one from earth's

weary shore,

Earth has one angel less and heaven one more. MRS. W. R. CHAPMAN.

DAVENPORT, IA., Jan. 30, 1886.

Brother John A. Owens, was killed, at Muscatine, Iowa, January 25th, 1886. Gone to that silent and unseen shore, Shall we meet as heretofore some pleasant summer morn?

Brother Owens, at the time of his death, was sixty years old. He ran an engine on the Boston & Maine Railway twenty-seven years. Four years ago he came west and went to work for the Rock Island Company, and was in their employ at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, one daughter and two sons to mourn his death.

and charter for thirty days, and a copy of these Resolved, That Division No. 60 drape its hall resolutions be printed in our JOURNAL, and a copy be sent to his widow, Mrs. Ellen D. Owens, at Oscaloosa, Ia. P. H. WELLS, し H. CARPENTER, Į


ROCK ISLAND, ILL., Feb. 10, 1886.


Brother John A. Owens departed this life on the evening of January 26, from injuries received from colliding with rear end of passenger train, near Muscatine, Ia. The passenger did not go back to give the proper warning. train stopped on sharp curve, and the flagman Those who were on the engine with him saved themselves by jumping, while he stood firm at his post until all was done that could be to save others; in attempting to save himself he was caught between the tank and engine. He was conscious considerable of the time and gave a clear statement of the accident shortly

after receiving the injuries. He was a staunch He was a staunch member of the B. of L. E., being a charter member of Division 61, retaining his membership there until March 4, 1883, when he joined Division 60.

He was a thorough Christian, exemplifying a Christian spirit by his life. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, and beloved by all who knew him. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Brother Owens was born in Deering, N. H. November 14, 1825, and commenced his railroad career as brakeman on the B. & M. Ry. Not liking the work, he concluded to try firing. He fired about three years and was then given charge of a passenger engine, and filled the position of passenger engineer twenty-seven years without meeting with an accident. In 1877, at the time of the strike, he left there and accepted a position on the N. Y. & N. Ry., ran there for sixteen months, when he became dissatisfied and came west and accepted a situation on the A., T. & S. F. Ry. After working there about six months he left and accepted a situation on the C., R. I. & P. Ry., where he was faithfully serving when the accident occurred. F. L. HODGDON, DIV. 60. TYLER, TEX., Jan. 12, 1886.

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WHEREAS, It has pleased the Grand Chief of the universe to remove from our midst, suddenly, in the prime of life, our esteemed and worthy Brother, Wm. T. Ruffin, who died as all brave men die, at his post, in the faithful discharge of his duty. While coming south on No. 3 mail train January 25th, 1886, his engine was thrown from a trestle twelve feet high, by reason of some wretch removing a rail from the track. Brother Kuffin was caught under the tank of his engine and held in the water with his head and shoulders only out for over three hours. He died in a few minutes after being taken out by being chilled through and having his leg broken; and

WHEREAS, It is but just and fitting that we, his brother engineers, should make some public recognition of his sterling qualities and virtues, as a man and member of our great Brotherhood, who in his daily life exemplified our motto, Sobriety, Truth, Justice and Morality, in every sense, and was truly a noble man and a most worthy Brother, whose mild and quiet face and manner will never more be seen in our Division-room; therefore be it

Resolved, That in the death of Brother Ruffin Division No. 99 has lost a most worthy and efficient member of our beloved Order; the I. C. R. R. Co. a most faithful and trusty employe; his family a kind and devoted husband and father; and the community at large one of its best citizens.

Resolved, That while we bow in humble submission to the will of our All-wise Father, in thus removing our Brother so suddenly from our midst, we do not the less mourn his loss and most sincerely regret the desolation and sorrow it has brought to his happy homecircle.

Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with his bereaved family and parents in this their great affliction, and hope they may all be able to cast their cares on Him who careth for them, and who has promised to comfort and from the fact that he was a good man; and we sustain us in all afflictions, and take comfort are reminded of the solemn warning, also ready," and we hope to so shape our lives while here upon earth as to be ready when the summons reaches us, and thus be ready to

"Be ye

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