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NEW YORK ~AUGUST, 1916

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INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN

'Interborough

Bulletin

PubUohed by Interborough Rapid Transit Co.

THEODORE P. SHONTS, - President H. M. FISHER, - - - - Secretary J. H. CAMPBELL,· -- Treasurer

Addrea. All Communlc:ationa to Room 1209, 165 Broadway

AUGUST, 1916

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ON GETTING TOGETHER

ByT. P. SHONTS

The formation of the Brotherhood ~f Interborough Employees marks a oig step in advance.

lATe have aI-management and men =been .gettinr. along quite happily to;,!ether, but it has become apparent that we needed «ome regular and sys.ematic metl-od wherebv men and management might get together and Jiscuss our common interests.

One thing' is sure: None of us can prosper unless our company prospers. He can take nothing out of the bag that isn't there already.

Several years ago, in 1907, our company was on the verge of bankruptcy. To-day it is prosperous, That fact means we all have been doing some £lard work.

\Ale must all bear in mind that wemanagers and men-are trustees of nther people's property. Men invest in our securities instead of in other se~urities because they believe we a11- both managers and men-will do what is fair and right toward them.

As stated above, there was a time when our company nearly went to the wall. That shows there is risk in investment. That is why our stockholders as well as our men are entitled to xhare in our prosperity.

Wages have been raised on our lines. t number of times. We hope they ~'l.n be raised again and again. This can be effected in so far as the corn-: pany prospers. Every man on our pay-roll can contribute .toward that -rosperity, by helping us conduct this ;~roperty safely, efficiently and eco- 20mically,

Let us work together toward that indo Let us get better acquainted. Let us work out a sense of partnership between management and men.

I take great pride in the Interborough. It is the most wonderful transportation machine in the world. Nothing like it ever happened before.

It is all as delicate as clock-work.

It can only be a success if every little part functions properly.

And behind it all there must be the right spirit-a spirit of mutual confidence, good will and happiness.

The machine is there; let us all put into it the spirit that will not alone lubricate the machine, but will make the men behind the machine prosperous, efficient and contented.

PULLING TOGETHER

When we start out in the morning for our day's work, let us do so with the desire and determination that we will not fail to give proper consideration to the other fellow, a thing so often neglected. The selfish man may possibly get by, but he will never be popular. Life is short and we must pull together in a congenial sort of a way if we are to get anything out of it; and if we do what we can to encourage and help others, it will bring up the greatest possible amount of chappiness and wilt cause the company to prosper as it has never prospered before.-C. W. Robie, in American Express Service.

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, arid writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make: it.-J. M. Barrie.

The Ottoman Empire is made up of Turkey in Europe-the strip of territory stretching across from the Black Sea to the Adriatic-Turkey in Asia, which includes Arabia, Syria and Palestine; and provinces in the isles of Samoa and Cyprus.

Shortage of chemicals has seriously affected ~he Japanese match industry.

British West Africa exports nearly 20,- 000,000 gallons of palm oil annually.

IF WE COULD ONLY SEE OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE US

"HI~ VVOMAN MIGHT 6E A ':>TRAN<"EK IN NEw 'lURK ANi) uNFAnlLIAR

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INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN

Brotherhood Employees-Interborough

Rapid Transit

On Saturday, August 12th. President T. P. Shonts and Vice-President and General Manager Hedley, of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, issued the following joint notice:

In accordance with the announcement made by President Shonts that a plan would be devised under which all employees of the Company could be adequately represented in presenting to the management matters relating to the interests of the employees, the following tentative plan is now suggested:

Employees of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company are hereby requested to select by ballot from among their own number representatives empowered to speak for the men at joint meetings of employees' representatives and executive officers of the Company, The purpose of such joint meetings will be to discuss and act upon matters of mutual interest and to consider and adopt measures for further promoting co-operation between the Company and its employees,

Each department of the Company will be entitled to choose at least one representative, who shall become a member of the General Committee, For the purpose of such voting the Company may be divided into the following departments, each of which may be entitled to a number of representatives, as follows:

Chief Engineer's Department , , , , , . 8

Car Equipment Department , , , , , , , ,...... 11

Motive Power Department ,., , .. " , , , .. , , .. ,..... 5

Trasportation Department-

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Subway 1

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Elevated

Motormen , , .. , , , , , " , 2

Conductors , ,.,................................................. 2

Trainmen ", , , ' '........................ 7

Stationmen , , , ,.............................. 7

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The unit of representation shall be each department as above mentioned, and each department's employees may choose one representative for every 250 men employed.

Nominating blanks may be secured for such purpose from the department in which you are employed.

Ten names signed to a nominating petition shall be sufficient to place any employee's name on the official ballot as a representative for the class of employment in which he is engaged.

It should be clearly understood that any ten employees may nominate anyone of their fellow employees that they see fit, but no employee is to be permitted to sign more than one nominating blank.

Nominating petitions shall be filed at the places in the manner described on the nominating petition, on or before 8 P. M.,

Tuesday. August l Sth. No officer in the Company, or men in authority over other employees, will be eligible for nomination.

The names of employees nominated will then be posted on bulletin boards so that everyone may be informed, The polls will be open from 10 A. M. to 8 P. M., Thursday. August 17th.

The polls will be located as follows:

1. Shops, 98th Street and Third Avenue.

2. Recreation Room. Third Avenue-129th Street.

3. Recreation Room, Third Avenue-Bronx Park.

4. Recreation Room. 155th Street-EiQ"hth Avenue.

5, Recreation Room, Bronx Park-Subway. .

6. Recreation Room, 145th Street and Lenox. Avenue.

7. Recreation Room, 137th Street and Broadway.

8. Recreation Room. Van Cortlandt Park.

9. Shops, 148th Street and Lenox Avenue.

Polls will be in charge of Inspectors of Election at the voting places, and two tellers will be assigned to each polling place by the employees nominated who are running for election.

Every employee shall have the right to vote. The balloting shall be according to the Australian ballot system. No ballot shalf have any identification marks of any kind. Employees will vote upon presentation of their passes. No one shall be permitted to see how any ballot is cast.

Immediately upon the polls being closed, the tellers shall report the result of their count to the Recr eation Room at 242nd Street. Van Cortlandt Park. While the ballots are being counted. any of the employees in the department concerned, and whose duties are not required elsewhere, shall be permitted to be present.

As soon as practicable after the election, the employees' representatives so selected will hold a conference to consider matters of mutual interest, to appoint sub-committees and to take such action as may tend permanently to promote the interests of employees and the Company.

It is not the purpose of the management to interfere with the free exercise by the men of their privilege of developing in their own way. the olan herein tentatively arranged. The men may act independently, as they may see fit. It is the hope of the management, however. that the men will regard their own interests and those of the Company as one, and that both management and men may co-operate to promote the interests of all.

It is our hope that the men will designate as their accredited representatives fellow employees in whom they have the utmost confidence. It is likewise our hope that the representatives so selected shall express to the management with the utmost candor the views. of the men,

The workings of this plan have nothing to do with any union.

A man's affiliations do not advance or jeopardize his interests with this Company. The fundamental feature of this plan is that every employee. regardless of any other affiliation. shall be assured of representation and consideration.

We are hopeful that these con ferences between management and men may result in the development of a permanent plan whereby questions of mutual interest to the management and employees of this Company may at all times be considered with due regard to the rights and interests of all concerned. To that end the co-operation of every employee is invited.

Adopting this suggestion, the employees nominated 199 candidates, of whom 54 were elected. A total of 9.710 votes were cast out of about 11.000 employees who were eligible to vote.

The following are the names of employees nominated to represent the different departments affected, together with those who

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Votes Received

oJ. Ingram 238

D. J. Murphy 223

R. P. Ra.eas 99

The departmentalrepresentatives chosen by the votes of their fellow employees and who have been declared elected to membership in the General Committee, together with the individual vote received by each candidate, are designated by an asterisk in front of

their names: .

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT Eight Candtda.tes Elected

Votes Received .. C. F. Robinson, Telephone Wireman, 3rd

Ave 1.114

*J. J. Steg a.r-s, Bridge Ma e h i n ia t , 2nd Ave .. 895 *H. V. Borgen, Sign Painter, 27 Greenwich

St. 803

*J. '''alsh, ElE'ct.ricai Repairs, 116th St. and

8th Ave 1,221

J . La mb, Trackman, Eastern Div........ 639 1. w. De ck er-, Dr a.ug h ts ma n , 165 Broadway 195 G. M. Williamson, Draughtsman, 50 Park

PI. 76

A. :;\'1. Blenus, Draughtsman, 50 Park pj.. 69

*J. Mc La ug h l i n, Riveter. South F'erry ..... 729 O. G. Buettner, Asst. Engineer, 50 Park

PI. 341

W. W. 'Vall, Trackman, Western Div ..

9th Ave. 56

S. T. Adams, 'I'r-a.n s l t m a n ,......... 159

J. Cochrane, Structure Inspector,'16th Ave. 622 L. P. Ma l la.h a n , Signalman, 2nd Class,

53rd St. and 9th Ave. 632

*A. Watson, SIgnalman, 148th St. and Lenox

Ave. 770

·Geo. Ml n k, Water Proofer, 14th St. 1.029

F. Merkel, Trackman, Western Div 418

J. H. Barrington, Trackman 44

W. Maher, Trackman, 148th St. and Lenox

Ave. 103

J. Ryan. Trackman, 148th St. and Lenox

Ave. . :...................... 99

1\1. Sullivan, Trackman, 180th St ]01

J. Pattervan, Trackman, 96th St........ 38

L. Mahurther, Trackman, Dy ck m a.n St... 25

.J. A. Irving, Pipe Fitter, Drainage De p t.,

Gra nd Central 641

W. F. Hudson, Dr a ug h t srna.n , Signal Dept. 210

CAR EQUIP)IENT DEPARTMENT Eleven Candidates Elected

Votes

Received

J. Koehler. Carpenter, 98th St 272

T. J .. Kelly, Machinist, 98th St........... 88

.J. Wallace, Mac ht rits t Helper, 98th St... 50

L. F. RIchardson, Carpenter, 98th St. 254

J. F. Gray, Carpenter, 98th St. .' ' 138

G. A. Rltsert 18

T. E. McEneany, Shop Helper, 98th St... 48

J. Harris, Carpenter, 129th St. , 61

H. Altvater, Machinist..... . . .. .. . .. . ~6

0E. Banks, Machinist, ~Sth St 466

J. Tracey, MachinIst, 98th St............ 54 F. Bruckner, WIreman, 98th St.......... 216

J. J'. Lane, Wireman, 98th St....... 107

G. Cr-aw ror d. Blacksmith, 98th St........ 36

G. LaViolette. Wireman. 98th St........ 221

S. Deutch, Pipe Fitter, 98th St........... 200

e w. F. Casey, Painter, 98th St 352

G. J. Eiselle. Car House Helper. 159th St. 42

L. Abrams. Car House Helper, 159th St. 78

M. Shapiro. Car Clea.ner, 3rd Ave........ 35

G. Luigi. Car Cleaner, 6th Ave..... . . . . . . 35

:r .. Harris •. Car Gleaner. 3rd Ave. 25

J. E. Hennessy, 133rd St. Shops........ 205

·W. Dickinson, Machinist, Highbridge,.. 439

··W. Newman. Carpenter, Highbridge 454

-w, Down, Blacksmith, Highbridge........ 439

*J. Quinn, Wireman, Hf g h b r-Id g e 460

oW. V. Murphy, Pipe Fitter. 129th St.... 445 "W. Tonne, Machinist. 129th St... .: . .. 427

oM. F. Wells, Wireman, 129th St. 442

·W. J. Grier, Wireman, 148th St........ 339

J. Meyers. Wireman, 148th St....... 219

J. F McLean, Pipe Fitter, 148th St....... 59

T. J. Mahoney, Pipe Fitter's Helper, 148th

St. 146

J. Montgomery. Electrical Lnspec tor. J.48th

St. : ~... .. . .. 212

R. J. Spitzer. Car Ln spec t or , 180th St. .... 148

"F. J. Moorehead. Machinist. 14"8th St.... 70

J. Donohue. Machinist, 148th St.......... 53

F. J. Moore, Machinist, 148th St. . . . .. 282

A.Brand, Machinist, 148th St............ 91

F. Boyle. Machinist. 148th St..... 116

N. NaSBY. Machinist, 148th St............ 57

J. E. Gallagher, Machinist, 148th St 128

C. H. Pa n se, Machinist, 148th St...... 124

F. Ma.rat on. Mac h ln iat, 148th St ·,..... 28

J. Halley, Machinist, 148th St. 43

T. J. Burden, Machinist. 148th St........ 42

J. "Pa sc h. Blacksmith, 148th St.......... 40

W.~ Keating, Car-pen tet-, 148th St..... .. ... 276 F. Kocper. Carpenter, 180th St., West

Farms ,.................. 76

W. J. Flaherty, Air Brake Inspector, 2·10th

St. ,.................... 72

T. F. Halligan, Air Brake Inspector, 240th

St. 184

J. Murphy, Pipe Fitter', Helper. 148th St. 164 N. Francis. Inspector Electrical Dept ..

148th St. 53

MOTIVE POWER DEPARTMENT

Five Candidates Elected (One from Each Class) No. 1-:\[echanical Opera.ting Divtston. 74th St.

Power Station

·Charles Davis .

Votes Received 90

·No. 2-~IechaDical Operating Division. 59th St.

Power Honse

W. G. C. E. J.

W. H. ·W.

YotES Received 39

No.3-Electrical Operating Division. Power und Sub. Stations. Both Dlvlstons

Votes

oJ. J. Harrigan, 59th St. P. S .

P. Spe ck e r-bac k, 74th St. . .

'V. R. Folson, S.S. . .•.......

H. J. Ravenel, S.S .

J. W. Callahan, S.S .

J. Waldis, S.S. ..: .

Received 63 41 21

2 7 21

No.4-Cable Division. Construction and Operating

Votes Re ce l ve d .

·John Craig ,............. 61

Xo. 5-Construction Division. All Departments Except Operating

Votes Received

John Collie. 74th St. 33

°T. F. Ot Br-l en , 59th St. 67

W. Adams, 74th St. 59

J. -Cta r k. 74th St. 40

TRANSPORTATION DEPARTi\IENT ELEVATED DIVISION

East Side Motormen-One Candidate Elected

Vo t o s R€'ceived C. Garrison 18

G. Gregory 38

Votes Received

C. F. Peel 52

*T. F. Considine 189

East Side Conductors-One Candidate Eleeted

Votes Received

"\V, n. Mc In ro y 12

OM. J. Fallon 99

Votes Recetveet F. C. Rode 38

C. L. Wyeth 22

J~ast Side Gua.rds-Four Candidates Elected

Votes Received

"-I. .J. Mulahey 163

J. Mc Ma h o n 255

·P. Fitzgerald .404

·T. F. Scanlon, No.

1 378

Votes Received

J. W. Lennon 2"8

·P. J. Heaney ,!'i01

.J. J. Kennedy 3::'1

W. C. Westfall 167

East Side Stationmen-Four Candidates Elected

Votes Received

°T. R. Connell 193

oJ. J. Boyd 259

E. F. Farrahy 152

C. Smith 48

E. Kovarik 34

A. F'u cb sba'lg .. ,' 79 1.. V. Hawkins .... 96

Vote-s Received

B. Murphy 140

F. M. Mead 40

·H. Mulligan 228

OM. ~fuilin 226

.r. S. Starks 65

W. H. Peary 48·

.J. E. Kroesen.... 29

West SIde Motormen-One Candidate Elected

""otea

Received

H. C. Park 12

F. J. Smlth 80

M. H. Ke yea. . 38

F. J. smith and P. Connolly, tie vote, eacb en ttt led to on e-ch a lf vote in, Ccmmtt tee ..

Votes Received H. Peters 0

P. Connolly 80

West SIde Conductors-c-One - C .. ndldl'te Elected

Votes Received

.~. J. Grage 8

"D. Martin , 48

J. J. Well 28

Votes Received

E. O'Doherty 30

T. R. Be r g m a n 15

West Side Guards-Three Candida.tes Elected

Votes Received

'J. B. Callahan 228

'J. J. Quinlan 37,

P. J. Fa rj ev 90

West Side St.at.icn meri-c-T'laree Candidates Elected

14 2 o !)

27 8 18 54

Votes Received

J. G. Burke 46

J. W. Grove 97

-M. C. Kelsey 2'7 0

R. E. Daly 107

J. J. Coleman 133

E. Bagley .

E. Campbell .

Ernest .

Brewster .

Mackay....... . .

A. Cleary ., " .

Smith................ . .

Co i lt na '" .

Do daon .

Votes Received

P. T. Powers 33

E. B. Lang 41

*1'. J. Mcln tyre 223

O. G. Westbay 27

• F. S. Smith 166

TRANSPORTATION DF;PARTMENT SGBWAY DH'ISION

~Iotormen-ODe Candidate Elected

Votes Received W. A. Rhoad,

.Bt'o a d wa.y ..... 21

Votes Received *H. Post, Lenox ... 273 G. G. Camp, Lenox 3

East Side Guards-Four Candidates Elected

Votes

Received

E. J. Ross " 62

M. Arnolds 144

.1. Bloomington .. 169

oJ. C. Woods. " .388

F. Rtch ar-d s 32

°C. Vllbig 173

Votes Received

S. Gr osa 20

F. W. Jaeger 37

·'V. J. Thompson .. 293

F. R. Dederick 25

*M. J. Mangan 396

"'est. Side Guards-Two Candtdat.es Elect.ed

Votes Received

W. E. Melling 45

°D. C. ·MllIer 15'1

L. A. John.on 83

D. W. Me In t.yr-e .. 59

E. Keily, ·No. 2 ..• 69'

C. Plock' 26

vores

Received G. S. Lowonuerg . . 3

A .... Sc h wa r t z 31

J. A. Yuepe 15

*1. A. Heaney 152

H. H. Hunt 42

Conductors-One Candtda te Elected

Votes Received F. Ktose nber-g ,

Lenox 31

A. H. Finley,

Broad way .... , 15

J. A. Jones, Lenox 19

Votes Received

·R. Wickes.

Broadway 79

E. R. Fitzgerald,

Lenox 17

Stationmen-Four Ca.ndldat.es Elected

Votes Received

*J. J. Farrell : .. 268

I. Bta us t etn 72

D. Kennedy 137

W. S. Haggerty .. 143 A. L. Harding.: .. 65 H. G. Friedman .. 86 J. C. Taylor ...... 147

Votes Received P. K. Machardy .. 69

C. Freeland 63

*J. A. Phelan 227

·P. M. Culhane 170

.J. A. Weir ' 275

T. Naughton '.' 78

BASEBALL HEDLEY FIELD

CLOSING GAM'ES-SEASON 1916

August 26th

Car Equipment vs. Manhattan Division, i. 30.

Subway Giants vs. General Office, 4: 00.

September 2d

Car Equipment vs. General Office,

i. 30.

Manhattan Division vs. Signal Department, 4: 00.

September 9th

Signal Department vs. Subway Giants,

;1: 30. .

Gener-al Office vs. Manhattan Division, 'f'~'()O. \.,"

ALL CORDIALLY INVITED

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CHILDREN OF INTERBOROUGH EMPLOYEES

I-Mil.rgaret Loretta Rodecker. 2-Alice Estelle Rogers: 3-Marjorie Caroline Servoss. 4-John Spicer Lonergan, S--,--A'lic~ and Lewis Schwartz. 6---Gl'ace and Thomas Higdon. 7-Lawrence and Margaret O'Brien. 8---Edith Block. 9-Mary M., Morgan J., . Kathleen A., Esther E., Anna R.,. John B., and William E. Crowe. IO-George J. Vernickel. ll-William J., Jr., and Eva C. Stu1DllelP 12-Frank and Margaret O'Rourke. 13-Norah and Anna Leonard. I4-Master Cameron. IS-Mattie Jamin. 16---Charles Ott. 17- Wilbur A. England.

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Edited by LILLIAN A. GARING

Home

B. J. McGarry, a popular attache of the General Storekeeper's office, and his attractive little daughter enjoying a vacation boating on Green Lake, Catskill Mountains.

INFLUENCE

Influence is one of the most potent factors in the life of mankind. It is the driving engine of thought and action. In babyhood and. childhood's tender years the mother's influence is paramount. Children are imitative to a marked degree and have supreme !ait~l in "Mother." Whatever mother says IS right, from the viewpoint of a child. unless a matter of discipline is involved-then the individuality of the child's opinion asserts itsel f.

Parents are too often inconsistent in the m~tter of discipline, and frequently punish children for doing and saying the very thI.ngs they themselves have been guilty of doing and saying. I t is easy to think, as runs the old adage-"Do as I sav and not as I do"-and mete out severe a~d unj ust punishment for .offenses which they are indirectly responsible for. Milton's lines are true to-day (in spite of the European war) :

"\\111.0 overcomes by force

Hath overcome but half his foe"

and "Example' is still "better than precept."

It IS a fact, not ?ften appreciated, that the persons who dominate and control the actions of their fellows are not alwavs the stronger cha racters. Strong characters too frequently f.ollow where weak and light persons lead, s~mply because they dislike to oppose.e or- fall to exert themselves. Parents need to keep on the alert when their child ren e~:ge from the nursery and begin to mingle with other children. They must be ever watch ful of their choice of associates for only in this way can their children b~ protected against pernicious and evil influences.

Men and women exert an influence upon each other, whether cognizant of it or not either for weal or for woe. A story wa~ told to mcby a friend which illustrates the power of influence over another's life.

The friend of whom I write, was in attendance at a Democratic Convention some years ago, held in a citv of the middle west. He, with a ~umber of 'other men, put up at a .hotel which had been recommended by fr iends who had previously visited that city.

These men found everything to their satisfaction in the way of food and accommodations and had no criticism to make of the service in any way. A fter a week had passed, the young man, who is a friendly sort. of fellow, became acquainted with the manager of the hotel. To his surprise he

found a woman in control and not a man. as he had expected.

During the course of a conversation between them the woman tolel him that she had been left a widow, some years previously. with comparatively little money and no training for business of any kind. As it was necessary to earn a livelihood she opened up a boarding house with her small capital.

Like many other inexperienced ones, she met complete failure and had to return to the shelter of her old parents' home, although their means was inadequate to maintain her in addition to themselves.

Discouraged, disheartened. with hope and courage dormant, she sat down to rest in the living room. As she sat dejectedly pondering over her forlorn condition, she espied a book upon the table. The book happened to be one by Gertrude Atherton-"The Conqueror." She proceeded to read the story, and as she read, her interest increased.

She said that this wonderful story of Alexander Hamilton's experiences gripped her like a vise. The writer's influence permeated every page of the book and inspired within her a reborn courage and determination which was all compelling. She resolved to try again to earn a livelihood in some legitimate way, feeling that success was assured.

With a little borrowed money she again opened up a boarding house, and this time success was hers. From that small beginning grew the large and successful hotel in which these men found rest after long hours of controversy and work.

"The credit belongs to Cert rnde Atherton," she insisted, "for her words influenced my every action, and brought success and happiness."

DNFLUENCE_the subtle leaven,

Wor-ks on unheeded without noise,

. Guiding souls to God's great heaven, Or sending forth as Satan's toys.

Toys, that soon aloe useless debris, Oft' filling prison cell and graveWhile poor and helpless children pay

The toll in labor for the knave.

Joyous the fruitage of influence pur-e, Desolate and bitter the harvest of sin, Victory for goodness is certain and sure,

And courage is born-the kind that will win.

KNOCKING ON WOOD

The "knock wood" superstition is said to date back to the days of sylvan gods, when oak, ash and rowan were sacred trees whose deities would come to the assistanc.e of the knocker.

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

Most of us learned to love the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley when we were children, and appreciation has not diminished with the passing of the years. Long will live in our memories the author of "Little Orphant Annie," "Knee deep in June." and many others equally tender and appealing.

His death deprives us of further creations of his fanciful brain. but those children of his brain which we are fortunate in possessing, will ever be a source of pleasure and inspiration to readers, and other gi fted ones who will follow in his footsteps and spread abroad the good cheer as the gifted "Hoosier" has done of yore. The following heart gripping poem is quoted from memory; it is one of the characteristic poems of the man, and touches a chord that responds in our innermost spirits.

COFFEE LIKE HIS 'MOTHER CSED TO MAKE

"I was born in Ln di a.n y, mor'n forty year ago,

An' I hain't been back in twenty, an' I'm workin' backards 510w-

But I've et in ever' r esteru n t 'twixt here and Santy Fee,

An' I wanter state, this coffee tastes like g i t ti n' home ter me."

"Pour us out another daddy," says tbe feller warmin' up,

A speaki n' erost a saueerful, as Uncle tuk his cup.

"When I see'd yer sign out yander," he went on to Uncle Jake,

"Come in and get some coffee like yer mother used to make,

I thoug-ht of myoId mother and the Posey County Farm,

An' me a little k id agin, ahangin' in her arm, As she set the pot a bi l i n ' broke the eggs an' poured 'em in"-

An' the feller kinder halted, with a trimble in his chin;

An' Uncle Jake, he fetched the feller's coff-e back an' stood

As solemn fer a minit, as a undertaker would; An' next here comes his old w i fe out with him, a wip in ' of her specs,

An' she rushes fer the stranger, an' she hollers out "it's him'

Thank G~d, we've ~et him com in' : don't yer

know yer mother, Jim?" .;I

An' the feller as he grabbed her said, "you bet I h ai n"t fergot,"

"But"~wipin' of his eyes, says he, "Yer c offee's mighty hot!"

INTERESTING WOMEN

In the past, the management and operation of railroads and steamship lines has been exclusively the work of men, but in recent years a few women have become identified with these professions. A woman . manager of maritime affairs, is, however, a

rarity even in these progressive days. Jessie Roberts, in writing to girls who work. in the "Globe," recently told of a woman who had been appointed to the position mentioned.

The woman is Mrs. Nettie Palliser of New Orleans .. The New Orleans Board of Trade made the appointment, knowing the ability of the woman-for she had practically carried on the same work previous to her official appointment-and with as much confidence in the result as they would have had if the appointee had been a man.

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Miss Roberts in commenting on the matter makes some rather interesting remarks:

! "Women are not usually identified with any sea job, unless it be as stewardesses on passenger boats and ships, and northern women as well as southerners may look with interest on such an appointment.

"Straws like this all go to show that the limitations surrounding women in business are practically all conquered. If a woman can do any given work she is at liberty to go ahead with it, even in the south, most conservative part of our country. Lots of people still obj ect, of course, but they are rapidly becoming simply interesting survivals of a type that is moving rapidly toward extinction.

"Find the sort of job that suits you and then try to get it. If you can prove that you are good at it, better than the next person, you'll have it, be you man "or worna n."

HEALTH AND BEAUTY The Lemon and Its Uses

. The lemon is a very satisfactory toilet adj unct. Its uses are legion. Diluted in water a splendid skin tonic and bleach is obtained:

The housekeeper's hands may be kept white by the frequent use of a lemon for removing stains resulting from potato peeling, dish washing and other work in the kitchen.

"When used for bathing purposes, the effect IS most refreshing; and as a germicidal mouth wash is excellent.

Lemonade without sugar is highly recommended as a drink. It is said to assist in preventing obesity as well as to tone up the system in genera\. Unlike many drinks and foods which are recommended as healthful, the lemon is good to the taste, and people seldom rebel against partaking of it in any form.

COOKING

We seldom repent of having eaten too little.

Opportunities

For women in cooking lines are many.

There is a steady demand for good cooks and dietitians. Trained dietitians are well paid and need never be without work to do. for the demand exceeds the supply.

Women now understand that cooking is a real art, and not something that can be picked up. here and there in a haphazard way. It IS worth while giving the subject study, even though you may not cook for a livelihood. If vou do not cook to earn money for your' support, remember that you do cook to feeel some one who works to supnor t you, ana that his health depends largely upon the food you prepare and are responsible for.

Nuts a,. a Food

Some time ago the Navy Department was furnished with a supply of salted nuts' for the first time ccnsidered a Rood addition to the menu of our sailors. A few wise people have long understood the value of nuts as a nutritious food, but most of us have looked upon them as a confection. or delectahle to be served as a dessert at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner func-

tions. •

During the hot days of summer when the palate rebels acainst meats, nuts may be eaten with impunity. The food value of edible nuts is unquestioned, and it is certain that they will be more generally eaten as time goes on.

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Sandwiches made of cream cheese and walnuts are delicious. Nut conserves are also very good, unless made too sweet. "Many ways for combining nuts with other foods in salads, sandwiches, cakes, etc., are known to the average cook and it should be an easy matter to make these nutritious dishes popular with your families.

"Every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food" bas been given to us, and we should not be slow in following o.ur ancestors in the use of the nut for food. Quantities of almonds were consumed in olden times, and were evidently enjoyed. We have the choice of many varieties, Almonds, Brazil, Walnut, Hazel, Pecan and some others.

New England Chowder 3 dozen clams.

8 onions.

6 large potatoes.

1 small bunch of carrots. ~ pound of salt pork.

1 small can of tomato paste. 1 cupful of c racke r dust.

Slice the salt pork and fry brown; put pork and fat in with vegetables; let boil until almost done; then, put the clams in a separate kettle and cover them with water and steam until open; then take clams out of shells. Put the clam broth in with vegetables; cut the clams into small pieces; add one cupful of cracker crumbs and boil all together for about one-half hour. No salt needed; add pepper to taste.

MISS LAMBERT. (Aunt of Agent Eaton, l03d St., Subway Division.)

Custard

To make a delicate custard, scald one pint of good milk. Beat up the yolks of three eggs-(save the whites)-three tablespoonfuls of sugar. beaten well together. Add the milk and put back again in double boiler; stir constantly until it thickens. Put it away to cool. Then add vanilla to flavor. Beat well the whites of the eggs, and put on top in mounds. If you have a little jelly, and so desire. you can put some on the top of each mound.

MRS. W. W. JOHNSON.

Beet Aspic

Cook two small bunches of beets until tender; then remove skins and slice them thin and round. After slicing, put them in a mould with hole in center. Put the following mixture into a saucepan and cook for five minutes before pouring over beets:

1 cup of water.

}i cup of vinegar. Yz cup of sugar.

2 whole allspice (or y, teaspoonful ground). 1 teaspoonful of salt.

1 Vz tablespoonfuls of gelatin (J package of

(Knox's). .

4 whole cloves.

2 bay leaves crushed.

Serve same on a bed of lettuce leaves. filling center with heart of lettuce like a rose. Serve with or without boiled dress-

ing. MRS. ]. MacKEN;..JA.

Cooked Salad Dressing

Put butter in vinegar and heat until butter is melted. Mix dry ingredients; add yolk of egRs slightly beaten; one cup of milk (small), then butter and vinegar very slowly. Cook over bo ilirn; water until mixture thickens; strain and cool.

MRS. J.MacKEN~A.

PRACTICAL HELPS To Remove Road Oil Stains

If wash goods. smear the" spots thickly with butter and let stand in the sun; then wash in hot suds and dry. It will take any spot out.

Care of Mattresses

If you wish to make bed mattresses last many years, make unbleached muslin covers for them and tie up with tapes. ;;l;;hey can be washed frequently, and thtis'~!t~es the mattress and insures the sleeper of a clean cover as well as il clean mattress.

Getting Rid of Ants

To get rid of ants in the house, paint the edges and cracks of the floor with oil of penny royal. The ants will disappear very quickly. ·Care must be used in the use of the drug, as it is a poison. Cayenne pepper is also very ~ffective in ridding the, hOllse of ants. Sprinkle It about freely, wnet-ever an ts are seen.

Mrs. IN. W. Johnson, the mother of one of our Interborough men, has very kindly contributed the above hints. Many of our readers have suggestions and hints of value which they could contribute to Our Home Page, and we request them to send them to us so that we all may profit by their indi vidual ex.per iences.

Agent D. D. Hessels

Mr-, Hesse-a is an employee of the Interborough, b ei n g- an agent at the 180th Street and Br o n x park 'I'er m in a! of the 'west Farms, Divisto n., H1 _i!? now at Ft. lVlcAllen, Texas, a membel' of Company C. 71st Regiment.

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WITH INTEROROUGH BOYS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER

I-M;embets of the First Field Artillery. 2-Railroad Station at McAllen, Tex;as. 3-Ernest F. Wetterer., Jr., brother of Clerk Walter Wetterer, of Supt. Merritt's office. 4-Guard Csaba, Subway Division, Sergeant Company D, l Zth Regiment, before a Mexican hut at Hidalgo, Texas. 5-Guard John C. Allen, Sixth Avenue Line. First Field Artillery, McAllen, Texas. 6-Supply Company, 12th Regiment. Guard R. Tenure, Subway Division, member. 7-Cler.k Schussler, Recreation Room, Subway Division, with 71st Regiment on the Rio Grande. 8--- Texas Rapid Transit. 9-Company D, 12th Regiment; four members are Subway employees.

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On the Border with the National Guard-Camp Life at McAllen, Texas

By JOSEPH B. PEARMAN, Seventy-first Regiment

It was 5 o'clock just a fte r daybreak a Sunday morning, July 2d, when we arrived at McAllen, after the five days of continuous riding on the train. The men had breakfast and marched nearly a mile to where the camp was to be located. The camp site then was nothing more t ha n a ta ngle of cactus and wild brush; and the first duty or order was to clear a space for the ten ts.

The semi-tropic sun by this time had made its appearance and had its effect on d few of the men. How it did burn, and how the men did sweat and complain, and how very slow the work was progressing, as the men pulled and tugged at the cactus! The cactus was something n ew to us and the needles projecting on the cactus were sharp and painful when we touched it, for it even pierced through the uppers of our shoes and left its mark on our feet.

vVe were t old the country was extremely dry and rain had not fallen in fifteen months. But before noon we were surprised by a black grumbling sky, followed by a rainstorm that drenched us through before we had time to get our tents up. And ever since there has been rain nearly every day, and some days the rain pours down all day long. Of course, it makes camp damp and uncomfortable, and difficult to sleep on the ground.

Just before midnight a few days ago we had our worst wind and rain storm, that uprooted some tents and made its occupants scurry elsewhere for shelter. Every man in our company was ordered out into this terrible storm to drive in more pegs and stakes to hold the tents, down. Then we worked in relays to hold down three huge supply tents, containing thousands of dollars worth of new equipment, that were about to blow away at any minute.

It was fun to keep down the ravages of the wild wind under the tent flaps, with the rain falling in sheets, and the loud blasts of thunder that could be equaled only by a cannon duel on the battlefield. The next day our Colonel thanked us for our "brave and noble" work. Sandstorms are plentiful, too, and sometimes the sand is so thick in the air that we cannot sec the tents in the next street. That's when our goggles are mighty useful.

Around our camp there are numerous villages of Mexican people who appear friendly with us. They live in all s o r t s of huts, shacks and shanties; and when we pass they look through their windows at us with wonder and sometimes fright. Their homes may be small and seem poverty-stricken, and they may have no furniture in sight, but they do possess at least one large bed with pillows, all covered with sno w-w.h it e linen and spreads. They know that sleep is essential at night, when the evenings are nearly always cool and pleasant.

The Mexicans have learned to be thrifty since our arrival and they are erecting stands and sheds' on al1 sides to sell the boys drinks, watermelon and

cakes. But our officers have forbidden us to buy their wares, and they wonder why. One old Mexican makes some large flat battercakes as large as our pies that we call "sewer covers." They are ten cents each, but we dare not try them!

We are all more afraid of t n e insects than of the Mexicans. It is only live miles directly to Mexico; and we can see that country from our tents; for it looks peaceful at that distance. One fellow in our tent used to boast of being able to sleep when a cannon went off, but not so now. At the least sound near his head he awakes with a jump and is defended with a bayonet in one hand ready to kill a rattlesnake or some tarantula that he

can't see. .

Of course, he always wa kes up the whole squad of eight men, much to their anger. One night a real skunk ran through our street and the fellows in every tent woke up and started a search. Th e skunk got a way before we even located him, and the noise kept him away. The excitement was soon over and the men turned in again for their sleep.

The sun certainly can be hot in Texas when it wants to be! It reaJly turns these Texas plains into an earthly inferno, and doesn't leave a cool spot any place. It just beams down with all its might and bakes the ground as hard as stone. And when the men aren't properly dressed it bakes them, too, and then they need medical attention at once, either from sunstroke or sunburn.

Most of the men are tanned the same color as a well-seasoned Mexican-just "as brown as a berry." The sun has its beauty, too-as it sets in the West it leaves a golden-red sky of ever-changing hues that are pleasing to the eye. And sometimes at sunrise we get a rainbow.

The night sky is wonderful, too, when the stars of all sizes twinkle and glow. And the moon shines out amongst it in all its glory; for especially when a full moon takes its chance in the sky the earth is nearly as light as day. That's when the boys enjoy guard and sentry duty most, and the very atmosphere helps them to keep a more careful watch for any undesirables who may attempt to enter camp.

Each week the schedules are changed, so that we must do more work. If it isn't to pull cactus, level fields or build roads and dig trenches, we are sent am on long hikes or extended drills of bayonet exercise, skirmishes, field work or cornpany formations. Of course, it's all to harden us and prepare us for our entrance into Mexico, if the President sees fit to say so.

There are many rumors regarding the time of our going home. The elates gv all the way from August 15 to Christmas Day, while others who seem to know assert that we will stay well into 1917. Some fellows are anxious to stay for a long time, but most of us hope that we will soon be able to return to our loved ones at home-our sisters; wives and fam-

ilies, who are anxiously awaiting our return. Why stay here when we are not needed? For the Mexican crisis seems to be over now, and Vvilson has pulled us through without bloodshed.

The "rookies" get their share of jokes and foolish errands. Some one sent a "rook" for three yards of skirmish line to tie around his rifle, while another was sent for some olive-drab playing cards.

One f el low complained about not being able to bring his gun up to his right shoulder with a snap because .he was lefthanded. They sent him to the quartermaster for a left-handed rifle, and from there he was sent to every officer in the company, until he discovered his errand.

Another fellow didnt like the lightning, so he went the rounds of the jokers In search of a lightning rod. They have nearly all learned now that a good soldier always stops to think for a moment before he goes on an errand of any kind.

Nearly every company in our regiment has a mascot of some kind. \Ne have a raccoon that is kept in a cage near our mess-hall. The little animal isn't a month old yet, and he is getting good food that makes him tame, and he seems to be the best mascot in camp.

Some companies have clogs, rabbits, goats, cats, and one company has a badger. We wilJ take the mascot with us when we go home ane!- make a nome ror him at the Armory.

This camp is being fitted up as a permanent base for the Army. Brick nr eplaces are being built for ,the large kitchens, larger water-pipes are being laid, the roads are being made wider and more ground is to be cleared to make way for an aviation field. Wh e n the regular army comes our way the National Guard will receive orders to break camp and start for home-and may this change come very soon.

AN EMERGENCY

"Hello, Doc, where you goin' !11 such a hurrv?"

"Do~'t detain me-I'm goin to 'The Birth of a Nation'?!"-Life.

John J. Fawcett

Mr. Fawcett is a pipe-fitters helper in the Signal Depar-tment of 'the- Iruerborou rh. He is a private in Battery E, 2d N. Y. Field Artillery,

. now on duty at Mti::A'llen, Texas. ~ ~

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On my day of rest what more joyous escapade could I negotiate than a trip up the lovely Hudson. That American Rhine so beautifully pictured by the artist, the poet and the patriot. What more restful 'experience could one have than to sit in a big steamer chair, look over the rippling waves, a canopy shading me from the summer sun and maybe a glass of lemonade with a straw in it at my elbow.

"V ell, yours truly made the trip.

It was a gorgeous Sunday. All nature smiled. The big and alluring ad. said in bold type that the boat left the dock at JO.15 A. M. As luck would have it I was a little slow in getting inside my new Palm Beach suit but I made up lost time in shaving (I use a safety) and even with a safety I in my hurry to catch that boat cut myself three times. But at last I got a good start. There was some mix-up with the street car service at this time so I ran a mile through the hot streets to catch that boat but I knew and everybody else knew that we would be amply repaid when the cool breezes bleic on the just and unjust (which the ad. said would surely follow the payment of one dollar).

Well, when the boat arrived at the dod forty-five miraites late I had had quite a rest (with the rest) and so we fought our way aboard. During this frolic or fight or what ever it looked like I lost my straw hat and at this time had my last glimpse of the river.

Vie started at noon-all the 14.000 seats were occupied and the other 9,2G5 passengers hung onto straps. I was right in the middle of the standing passage and was held in this position until we arrived off Newburgh. The ad. said we could get off at ~ ewburgh, visit the wonders of this side hill town and return on the down boat, but as I afterward learned we were shooed off when approaching the dock and told we, couldn't bring any people suffering from being paralyzed into that burg. So we sailed on and the captain sent word we could land at Poughkeepsie and have more fun there and that he would absolutely not charge us another cent for the extra mileage, but on arrival at this place, made famous by the Vassar chain, we were again shooed off (so I am told) and there we were, floating nonchalantlv on the broad and unrufAed bosom of the Atlantic (I mean Hudson) until suddenly we bumped and coupled up. We were informed that we were alongside the down boat in the middle of the stream (where Lincoln said never swap horses) and we could step abroad and ride home. Believe me it was some trip so far and I was somewhat fearful that just as we exchanged places the coupling pin might come out, but as they say at the front:

"Dulce et decorum est pro parti6 mori."

l;:ga:V:r~t:;e_ditogether my wits and my faith and was tbld shortly afterward I and others were on another boat. After this we sailed a thousand more miles. I began to get hungry about this time and started to urge and push my way to the dining room. Eight hundred others got the grub idea just before me so that r stood and sweltered and hungered until we reached about Yonkers

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when in I rushed, pushed three other fellows aside and got a seat.

Thank the Lord. The first seat for eight hours. Shortly after a waiter came along and I ordered enough to keep me in that seat for two days. Then the odor of cooking came to me-my porterhouse was being broiled and by golly it smelled good. I could see it coming when just then someone yelled 129th Street, all out. And as we were allowed by the wise authorities to land, I got off and here I stretched my legs and began to enjoy the day. A picture taken here would look like Columbus and his crew offering thanks when they landed so many years ago. I can see that famous painting now. I can see it better than I saw the Hudson on my trip. for I haven't seen that yet. Believe me, fellers, on your Sunday off go and meet the Hudson boat. Sit on the dock and watch it come in and you stay on the dock and watch it go out. You will have a fine view of the Palisades and the river and vou will live to tell the tale. You will still possess your temper, your straw hat and your dollar. Good night.

Note-vThe above may not be verbatim et literatum, but it is a near as I can remember it as it was told me.-A. L. M.

SOME MAN

A Trip Up the Hudson on the Hudson River Boat to See the Hudson as Told Me by

He may wear a last year's straw hat; his finger nails may need manicuring; his vest may hang a little loose and his pants may bag at the knees; his face may show signs of a secondday's growth, and the tin dinner bucket that he carries may be full of dents and doughnuts; but don't you call him "the old man." He's your father.

For years and years he has been rustling around to get things together. Never once has he failed to do the right thing by you. He thinks you are the greatest boy on earth, bar none, even though you plaster your hair back, wear smart clothes, smoke cigarettes and fail to bring home a cent. He is the man who won the love and life partnership of the greatest woman on earth-your mother. He is SOME MAN and not "the old man."

If you win as good a wi fe as he did, you will have to go some.

-The Silent Partner.

Li ttle Tragedies of Life

By HELEN FREUND

Among the many families which I visit there is one which I would like to mention. The man became an employee of the company when he was young and he was loyal' and worked steadily until his heal t h failed th rough old age. This man had one son and all that he and his wife could rake and scrape together was lavished on this only child, who grew up to be a pompous man ashamed of his poor, plain parents.

He went to another city, where he was not known, and there he married and settled down. His parents, meanwhile, sent all that they could spare to him, for he was their only child and they loved him, ungrateful though he was.

In answer to a letter written to him asking for a little he lp when they were broken down and ill he wrote:

"You need never expect any help from me. If you took care of me and educated me, that was only your duty."

But the father had been a loyal worker and when the news of his illness reached the company, I was notified, as is the custom, an d tokl to do all that I could.

They were moved into more comfortable quarters and the man was given a pension. The nurses and doctors from the company called regularly to see these old people and soon this couple were enjoying good health and were able to live comfortably, thanks to the company he had worked for.

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There is another family which I VISIt.

The man worked for the company many years. He had a large family, four girls a ncl two boys. The girls are all married and live in distant cities. The boys are grown: one son lives at home. but his parents never see him, as he returns home late at night and in the morning he is always in 'a hurry.

The other son has a splendid position and he earns $75 per week. He has no time to visit his parents except 011 Christmas Day, when he spends an hour with them, but he sends them $5 each week. This home is very comfortable and this couple is able to live well 011 the pension which the man receives and the income which he has from each son, but oh! the loneliness which these old people suffer.

No one cares to talk to them, but the company has someone to go in once in a while and visit with them.

This dear old couple watch the clock while I am with them' first one talks ten minutes and then the 'other talks for the other ten minue s, because this is all the time that I can spare. When I am leaving they each take one of my hands and walk with me to the door, thankful for' the Visit arid anxiously asking when I will call again.

There is no sickness, no want, here in this ~ome; but just that which money cannot buy-and the company supplies that.

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Great Northern Builds Miles of New Railway "As Preparedness for America First"

According to a London oculist, if white clothing for babies could be abolished, in a generation there would be a 20 per cent decrease in the number of persons with defective vision.

Subject to government inspection, 16,()(){) New Zealand farmers keep bees.

Following its long-practiced preparedness policy of keeping j list ahead of the tide of immigration. the Great Northern Railway, at a cost of $2,000,000, now is building sixty-one miles of extension lines in western North Dakota and eastern Montana, which will be completed October 1, opening to the world a bounti ful grain and stock-raising area of about 2,000 square miles-a territory equal to the whole state of Delaware.

The farming population of this section will double as the result of this new railway construction and the farmers' hauls to markets will be reduced to a minimum. The two thousand farmers already producing in this territory now are hauling products from thirty to thirty-five miles to markets. When the new extensions are finished their hauls will be shortened by more than ha I f.

Nine new towns will be placed on the map with the building of the Wildrose extension. consisting of 36 miles of line west from Stanley, 1\. D., and the construction of 25 more miles of new line on what is known as the Lambert extension of the New -Rockford-Lewistown Line. There will be six new towns on the Wildrose extension and three on the Lambert each witl~ several grain elevators and as' many lumber yards, in addition to the various lines of retail business establishments necessary to serve the needs of these communities.

A dozen towns lying north and south of the extensions will become extinct when their populations move up to the railway and begin life anew in the nine new towns-

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Only about fifty per cent. of the area which the North Dakota extension will serve now is under cultivation. The country lying adjacent to the Lambert extension in eastern :--lontana is new beina until recent years a cattle and sh~ep r:ising section. It IS fertde and, like the greater part of the area of Montana, is fast being transformed by the traction plow into a rich farming region. Practically all the government land in this vicinity was filed on during the last three or four years.

There now are about 1000 settlers in this section and they are r ej oicinz over this perpetuation of the Hill policy of "building railway to serve ahead of the actual readiness of settlers for transportation faciJitics." It is estimated that there probably will be a thousand new settlers becin farming i.n this section within another year. The increased tonnage to the railway will of course subsequently mount into biz figures. Tn the future this :'-Jew Rock":: ford-Lewistown line is to be extended on west through the Circle, Jordan, and Grass R.ange territory, to Lewistown, Mont., a distance of about 350 miles. Circle and Brockway, two good towns, alreadv are waltmg. for the railway to "come up:"

Practically all Jines of business are represented in these places now.

Africa has 276 spoken languages and dialects.

To~7~.ra editions of newspapers are restricted In

STREET CAR, MATAMOROS, MEXICO

The Boys at The Border

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Superintendent Merritt, of the Subway Division; Superintendent Smith. of the Manhattan Division; Treasurer Campbell. Auditor Gaynor, Superintendent Doyle, of the Car Equipment Department; Chief Engineer Pegram, the editor and other officials of the Interborough desire to acknowledge, through the BULLETlN, receipt of interesting letters, from the border, from the following employees who are serving with the Natinal Guard, all of whom send sincere regards to their fellow employees:

FROM McALLEN, TEXAS Subway

71st REGIMENT

Agent D. D. Hessels. with Co. "C"; Sergt. Jos. Mode, Drum "Major, Subway Band, with Co. "??"; James A. Mali to, with Co. "G"; Conductor J. J. Brown (Sunshine Committeeman at border), with Mounted Scouts; Joseph Bettman; Guard James J. Masterson, with Co. "M"; Guard E. E. McCarthy, Co. "M"; Guard P. J. Dwyer, Co. "M"; John C. Thiell, Cook at the 180th Street Recreation Room, with Co. "C" ; Dr. Salisbury; A. 'IN. Leavens; J ohn P. Farrelly, with Co. "M"; Agent P. A. Rossy, Corporal; Herbert Harrigan, with Co. "A."

12th REGIMENT

E. Liebegott, with Co. "L"; R. Needlesticher. with Co. "D"; Guard J. J. Curico, with Co. "E"; Lieut. Geoffrey Taylor; Guard T. E. McEnree. Corporal, with Co. "E"; Clerk A. Schussler, 1st Sergt.; Clerk J. H. Rankin; S. J. Newman, with Co. "L"; Dan Jenks, with Co. "G" Guard J. De Santos, member of 12th Regt. Band; John Csaba, with Co. "D."

2d FIELD ARTILLERY

Edward G. Browne, with Co. "D"; F. J. Schaeffer (Sunshine Committeeman), with Field Artillery Band.

1st FIELD ARTILLERY

1. Brodsky, with Battery "B"; Bernard C. Heard (member Subway Band), Corporal, with Field Artillery Band.

Guard \"1. A. Drake, with Co. "L," with 69th Regiment at Mission, Texas; R. R.

Chamberlain, with Hospital Corps, 69th Regiment; Conductor J. H. Reinwald.

Manhattan Division

Gateman w-; R. Jewett, with Co. "H," 71st Regiment; P. Dowdon.

Through the assistance of Dr. Mitchell, fifty one-quart bottles of witch hazel were sent to the Interborough Subway Sunshine Committee for distribution among the men in camp at McAllen, Texas. The box containing the witch hazel was received by the boys with much acclaim, as it is one of the best things for alleviating all kinds of skin afflictions due to sun and heat. One and all they send their many thanks to the Sunshine Committee through Dr. Mitchell.

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A PEEP AT LONDON'S UNDERGROUND RAILWAYS·

l-Calders Green Station. 2-Charing Cross Station, showing ti cket machines and illuminated signs. 3-Earls Court Station, and London & North Western train. 4--Victoria Station, general view of platform. S-Paddington Station booking office. Official interpreter in uniform. 6--Football crowd at Gillespie Road Station,

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The "Tube" and Underground Railways of London and the Subway of New York-being a Brief Preamble of the Human Side of All Three

By A. S. MISKIN

Give the guards and conductors credit for being human, like the men of any other calling, and make the whole Subway world kin! N or can they, be otherwise, provided only the milk of kindness and fellow feeling is extended toward them by the "party of the other part." B.ut why this seeming animadversion reflecting on the better nature of the one or both of these factions comprising the city's nether transit service? the reader will ask. Nothing at all! Simply quoting the words of a \"1 estern visitor sojourning here recently and who, at the outset of a conversation subsequently held with him, paid compliment to the Subway "doorman," as he, called guard No. 01784, en route to the Atlantic Avenue Station. A literal translation of the experience of said visitor is told in story after the following manner:

"A decent sort of chap was that doorman, I greeted him first with a remark about the weather and then casually, touched upon the excellence of the Subway train service, On the moment we became mutually receptive and equally communicative, that doorman and 1. His manner was affable, his disposition obliging, and he was of the generally happy sort. Then, attuning himself to a reciprocative state 0 f mind, he

continued: ;

H 'As a rule I get along pretty well with everybody. It depends altogether on how you answer a passenger back as to what he says and does, doesn't do or say. For instance" when I see a man standing fixturelike in the doorway and business is brisk, I just ask him kindly to step to one side, but on the platform a moment, or e1se take a place inside the car, so that others may pass in or out with greater ease. I have never known such request to fail yet. A little pleasant humor will sometimes work wonders, too. The other day in the middle of the rush period, a couple of ladies were endeavoring to pass through a crowd centered about the end door where I was handling the levers. Said I to the men who constituted the obstruction, "This is a pretty warm day for football, gentlemen! Won't you please step to one side and let the ladies pass?" And they did, with all the promptness imaginable, plus some smile.

" 'You know, some people get beset with travel-sickness, I call it. and experience has taught me to be quick to pick out such people right away, and it's my nature to help them all I can. For that reason whenever I'm asked a question regarding a certain street and the best station to get off at-1 don't care who the person is that asks-1 always answer as intellivently as I know how. I'm pretty .well informed about New York's streets, anyhow, but this pocket guide of mine is a. great help to me (and here he exhibited a copy with its well-thumbed pages in amplification thereof).

"'Recently I observed a very aged couple' approaching my car, and I made it my business when they came near enough to see them safely on board, and conduct them to seats. I was awfully glad to do it, since they brought to mind the thought of my own folks who are getting alone in years. At another time I was .surprised by a gentleman handing me a couple of cigars as he

was leaving the train. "I liked the way you looked after .triat woman with the two children," he added in parting; "evidently you judged they were strangers to the city by their manner and countenance, both of which spelled nervousness and indecision,"

"'It is really nice to come across passengers who show a disposition to assist us guards and conductors in the little amenities of our position, However, I never let the desire of anyone to engage me in conversation interf ere with my duties at all. Besides, New Yorkers flit and move around so busily that they really have no inclination, even if they had the time, to be concerned about anything other than of getting to their destinations, and that as quickly as possible, Not only that, but they're almost always too absorbed in reading their newspapers, talking together, perhaps just

. thinki'ng,' even looking into space only, or intently studying the advertisements before them to be concerned about us fellows.

"'Sometimes I come across a passenger who has traveled a good-deal and who's just' itching to vent his knowledge of places and things on someone. I've' frequently been that "someone," and I'm rather glad of it, for it gives me a chance to learn, something. Why! do you know, only last week a fine aldermanic-looking gentleman from the "other "side" seemed' particular ly 'anxious to let loose on what he knew about the London subways, or "undergrounds," as they call them there.'"

Enter here the writer who, not being a stranger to London's transit situation and in, a position therefore to substantiate the remarks of the versatile doorman as reiterated by the Westerner, for reasons of fuller explanation, ventures to dilate upon his knowledge of the subject in the belief that his remarks coupled with those of the "doorman" may prove of interest to BULLETIN readers, in spite of the length of this article.

To begin with, as did the "aldermanic" one alluded to, the underground trains in London are each in charge of a guard (there is no "conductor" title) with the necessary gatemen under him. It is the province of these guards either to shout or blow a whistle in ordering the motorman to start the train, meanwhile the "all-aboard !" of platform resonance and certain utterance is always followed by that one-handed swing and sure-step entry of himself on the train in well-known characteristic manner of the profession,

A feature of London's half-dozen or so underground railways, including the Tube. is their general scheme of circuitous routing and multiple inter-station connections, Each line, too. has its own distinguishing color. which serves to familiarize if not to popularize itself in the eye of the rravermg public, For instance, the color scheme of the Metropolitan District Railway is green and that of the Tube Railway or Central London blue, just as green is the distinctive color of the New York Railway's surface cars and red of the Third Avenue Line.

By the way, the Metropolitan District Railway is the old original underground steam railroad, made years ago, yet of convenient if not altogether pleasant atmo-

spheric memory to hosts of Londoners to this day, if one so regards the smoke-filled way with the plain matter-of-fact relief that the chain of openings built at the side of the tracks afforded for ventilation, Nor is it fair to belittle the gas illumination with which the coaches were lighted, though the dim jets and their beclouded globes truly made it irksome and difficult to read by. But rather let's pay tribute to this pioneer subterranean railroad in that it has advanced with the times and electrified, both as regards power and light, its entire system, save for occasional instances where the trains run further out of the city, in which case they are propelled by steam.

Trains on this road in the non-rush hours of the day are made up of four coaches with center doors, which work automatically like unto those.o f New York's Subway. After 4 'o'clock in the afternoon and during the homeward rush hours there are seven cbaches to a train, On the Tube Railway the coaches are rather longer, practically a duplicate of our Subway cars, This line accentuates its capacity thus: From 10 a, m. to 4 p. m., with three and four first second and third class coaches, and from 4 p. m. to midnight similarly by five and six coaches, in which latter case is the .possible suggestion of a "Great White Way" and "Theater Crowds" period by New - Yorkers. Oh, yes, like the District Railway they have "smoking" compartments on the 'trains:--

There are no lifts on the District stations entrance being by one flight of stairs from twenty to thirty feet down, a .Iact that suggests the "cut and cover" method of construction was not new to the below street pioneer builders, There are no "second class:: carriages on this line, none but "first"

and thir d class," "

A graduated scale of tickets prevails on a~l lines, with the prices set according to distance traveled, Rather awkward for N ew Yorkers to: even think of is the Lon-' don. custo;n which calls for passengers to retain their tickets throughout the journey and of giving them up to the collector on leaving the station.

Owing to the densiry of population and the narrow congested thoroughfares with every line naturally "out for itself" 'and a share of public patronage at the chief centers, the tracks of the different railways cross and recross each other at three, four and often more levels, and the elevators or "lifts," as the English people prefer to call them, afford the only means of getting into and out of the stations, Many of these lifts go down a depth of 100 feet.

. Tube Line passengers may buy their tickets at the office or procure them from slot machines posted about the stationsfirst. second or third class, accordin« to the inclination and. of course, the size'" of the pocketbook. These tickets range all the wav from a penny to four pence. On entering the li ft 10 go down to the station the attendant punches vour ticket and returns it to you to be kept, as said, until you reach your destination point, when you give It up to the lift man there before ascending to the street.

Originally called the "Tuppenny Tube," (Continued on page 17)

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INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN

Interborough Rapid Transit Baseball League-Official Box Scores

GENERAL NOTICE

All requests for leave of absence owing to weddings, funerals, sore throat, house cleaning, housemaid's knee, indigestion, lame back, headache, etc., must be handed in not later than 10 A. M. on the day of the game.

GAME No. 23-]ULY 18
~etween Car Equipment Department and
Manhattan Divison
CAR EQUIPMENT
AB R H PO A E
JTown. 3b .......... 5 1 2 2 0 0
.jr-owne, rt ......... 4 1 1 1 0 0
.Jietz. 55 ••..•••...•• 5 0 1 2 4 0
_.tiailey. Lb .......... 3 0 1 6 1 0
agu.er, If .......... 3 0 1 4 1 0
.ludolph. cf ......... 4 0 0 2 2 0
_'lchards.· 2b ....... 1 0 0 2 0 0
1'roy. 2b ........... 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tee, c .............. 4 0 1 5 0 0
Woods, p ........... 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kelliher, p ......... 2 0 1 0 0 0
Total. •......... 34 24
MANHATTAN DIVISION
AB R H PO A E
Patience, ct ........ 3 1 3 3 0 0
Gillespie. 2b ........ 3 0 0 3 3 1
Gants, 5S ..•••...... 2 0 0 2 4 0
Beck, rt ............ 3 1 2 2 0 0
Ferris. 3b ......... 3 1 2 2 4 0
Brill, 1b ............ 3 0 1 10 0 0
Blessing. l! ......... 4 0 0 3 0 0
Steinbach, Fk., c .... 3 0 1 1 2 0
Steinbach. Fd., p ... 4 0 0 1 1 0
Total. ........... 28 27 14
Earned runs, Car Equipment, (2) ; Manhattan
Divlsion. (3). Stolen bases, Taguer, ( 1). Sac- rifice hits, Ferris, (1). Lett on bases. Car Equipment, (11); Man ha.t t an Division, (9)," Hit by pitcher. Bailey. by Steinbach. 2 base hits, Brown, (2): Tee, Brill, Patience, Dietz. Bases on balls, off Stein bach. (5); off Woods. (5); off Kelliher, (2). Double plays. Rudolph to Bailey; Deitz to Bailey. Struck out, by Steinbach. (1); ·Woods. (2); Keliher. (3). Umpire, Mr. Cornish. Time oC game, 1 :56.

R H E Car Equlpment. .... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0 Manhattan Division. 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 x 3 9 1

GAME No. 24---]ULY 22

Between Manhattan Division and Car Equipment Department

MANHATTAN DIVISION

AB R H PO A E
Patience, cf ........ 3 0 2 1 0 0
Gillespie. 2b ....... 3 0 0 3 0 0
Ga.nts, ss. .......... 4 0 0 5 4 0
Beck. rf ............ 2 0 0 0 0 1
F'e r r ts. 3b ........... 4 0 1 2 2 0
Brill, lb ............ 4 1 0 10 2 0
Blessing, It ......... 4 2 1 1 0 0
Steinbach, c ........ 4 0 3 2 2 1
Palmer, p .......... 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frizell, p ........... 3 0 0 0 2 0
Totai ............ 31 24 12 CAR EQUIPMENT
AB R H PO A E
Hrow n. 3b .......... 4 2 2 3 4 0
Browne, rf .......... 4 3 3 2 0 1
Dietz, 55 •.......•... 4 0 2 2 2 1
Reilly, 1b ........... 3 0 1 7 2 0
Taguer, It .......... 4 0 0 2 1 0
Rudolph, ct ........ 4 0 1 1 0 0
Troy, 2b ........... 3 1 2 2 3 0
Tee, c .. ............ 3 0 1 6 2 0
Kelliher. p ......... 3 0 1 2 3 0
Total. .......... 32 13 27 17 Earned runs, Manhattan Division, 1; Car Equipment. 4. 3 base hits, Deitz. Stolen bases, Bl eas l n g , (2). Sacrlftce hits. F'r lz e l l. Ref l l y, Troy. Tee. Left on bases, Manhattan Division, 7; Car Equipment, 6. 2 base hits. Ferris, (1); Brown. (1). Home runs, Browne, (1). Bases on ba l ls, off Kelliher. (3). Double plays. Tee to

Troy; Ferris to Brill. Struck out. by Kelliher. (5); by Frizeli, (1). Wild pi tches. Kelliher, (1). Umpire Mr. Savage. Time of game 1:45.

R HE Manhattan Division. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 7 2 Car Equipment. ... 2 3 0 0 0 0 lOx 6 13 2

GAME No. 2S-]ULY 28

Between General Office and Subway Giants

GENERAL OFFICE

AB R

Murphy, If...... 5 1

Kinsley, 3b. 4 1

Emmerick. cf. 4 0

Bliz. rf 4 0

Mulvaney. lb. 4 0

Vermilyea, 2b... 3 0

Hogan. 55. 4 1

Eilffee. c 4 1

Mc Ar d le, p . . 4 1

Total 36

SUBWAY GIANTS

AB R

F'o le y, c r . 4 1

Haeffele, 2b 2 1

Toohey. 55.. 3 1

Smith, Lb 3 1

Harrison. If 4 1

.Heb bl et h wa i t e, rf 3 0

Finnan, 3b. . 4 1

Pheian. c........... 4 0

Deegan, p........... 3 0

Total. 30

H o 2 2 o o 1 1 1 o

PO A E

2 1 0

1 4 1

2 1 0

o 0 0

8 0 0

140 440 610 o 3 0

24

18

H PO

o 3

o 2

1 0

2 10

1 1

2 0

1 0

o 11

2 0

A E

o 1

2 0

3 1

1 0

o 0

o 0

o 0

o 0

4 1

27 10

Earned runs, General Office, 2· Subway Giants, 6. Stolen bases, Emmerick. Hogan, Eilffee, F'ol e y, (2). Raeffele. (2). Smith. Left on bases. General Office, 6, Subway Giants, 5. 2 base hits. Smith, Finnan, Harrison. Bases on balls. off Deegan, 2; off McArdle, 5. Double plays, Vermilyea, Hogan to Mutvanev. 1. Struck out, by Deegan, 11; by Mc.Ar dl e, 3. Umpire. i\1'r. Savage. TIme of game, 1:50.

R H E

General Office 0 0 3 0 0 5 7 1

Subway Giants 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 x 6 9 3

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SUBWAY GIANTS
AB R H PO A E
Foley, cf. .......... 5 0 0 1 0 0
Pfluger, rf. 4 1 2 0 0 0
Haeffele, 2b. 0 1 1 0 1 0
Smith, lb. 5 1 1 10 0 1
Harrison, If. 2 1 0 0 0 0
Hebblethwalt, 3b ... 4 1 2 0 2 1
Lang, 80S ••••....•• 3 1 0 5 1 0
Pneta.n, c ..... 3 0 2 8 t
Tobin, p . .......... 4 0 0 3 0
Total. . .. 35 27 12 GAME No. 26--JULY 29

Between Signal Department and Manhattan Division

SIGNAL DEPARTMENT

AB R H PO

Pfeiffer, S8 ......... 5 1 2 7

Garry, 3b........... 4 1 1 0

Kelly, Lb 4 1 0 13

Nestle. 2b 4 0 2 0

Mc Ca.r t h y, cf 5 1 1 2

Martini, rf 4 0 0 2

Banker. If.......... 0 3 3

Hartman, If........ 0 0 1

Woods, c............ 0 1 5

Herman, p. 0 0 0

Phelan, C ••.•••••••• 4

Degan, p 2

Tobin, p 3

3 1 3

Total 43

21

16

27

12

A E SIGNAL DEPARTMENT
4 0 AB R H PO A E
0 0 Pfeiffer, ss ......... 4 1 3 6 1 4
0 0 Garry. If ........... 4 1 0 0 1 0
3 2 Kelly, Ib ........ 3 0 1 9 2 1
0 0 Nestle, 2b .......... 4 1 0 2 6 3
0 0 Ferraro, 3b ......... 3 1 0 1 3 1
0 0 Ma.r-t l n i, rf ......... 4 0 1 0 0 0
0 0 Banker, cf ....... 4 1 1 0 0 0
3 J Mc Ca rf.h y, c ...... 3 0 0 9 3 0
4 0 Bu r-ber lc k, p ...... 2 0 0 0 1 0
Hartman, p. 1 0 0 0 1 1
14 Herman, p. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total ...... .. 32 27 18 10 Total ...

10 33

.... 39

MANHATTAN DIVISION

AB

Patience. cf. 5

Gillespie, 2b. 5

Gants. S8 4

Ferris, 3 b -, 5

Beck, p 4

Brill, Ib 5

Murray, rf 4

Boehm, rf. 1

Blessing, If. 2

Steinbach, c 4

R H PO A E
0 0 3 0 0
0 1 1 2 0
0 1 3 2 0
0 1 1 5 0
-l 1 1 3 0
0 0 13 1 0
0 0 3 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
1 1 0 0 0
I 1 8 3 0
33 16 Total 39

Earned runs, Manhattan Division, 1; Signal Department, 4. Stolen bases, KellY,l: Brill, 1. Sacrifice hits, Garry, 1. Left on bases, Signal Department, 6; l\fanhattan Drv lslon, 7. 2 base hits, Banker, 1; Gants, 1. Bases on balls. off Beck, 3; off Herman, 4. Struck out, by Beck, 8; by Herman, 5 Wild pitch, Beck, 1. Umpire, Mr-, Savage, Time of game, 2 :07,

Signal Dept... 0 0 0 Ii 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 Manhattan Div. 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

R H E 4 10 3

3 6 0

GAME No. 27-AUGUST 5 Between General Office and Manhattan Division

GENERAL OFFICE
AB R H PO A E
Murphy, If. .. 4 0 1 1 0 0
Kinsley, 3b. 5 1 2 0 0
:Mulvaney, lb. p .. 3 1 Z 2 1 0
Belz, cf. 3 1 1 1 2 0
Mc Ar dl e, rf ...... 3 0 1 1 2 1
Hogan, ss , 3 0 0 2 2 0
Vermilyea, 2b. 4 1 1 3 5 0
Elift"ee, c ...... 4 . 1 1 2 0 0
Miller, 1' ... 4 0 1 0 6 0
Gilmartin, Ib ....... 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total, ... 33 15 IS
MANHATTAN DIVISION
AB R H PO A E
Patience, cf .... 3 1 0 1 1 1
G!llespie, 2b. 4 0 3 0 3 0
Brill, 55 .. . . , , . . . . . . 3 1 0 3 4 0
Ferris, 3b. 4 2 1 1 1 0
Beck, p . . ,', .... ,,' 2 0 0 1 1 0
Steinbach, .1'. 1 0 0 0 1 0
Murrav. lb. 4 1 3 6 1
Blessing, If. .. 1 1 0 0
Bochen, 1'f, 2 1 2 0
Steinbach, c. 4 2 1:3 0
Total .. .... 31 13 27 15 Earned runs, General Office, 3; Ma n h a t t a n Division, 9. Stolen bases, Mu l va.nev, 1; Bilz, 3; Mc Ar dl e, L Left on bases, General Once, 5; Ma.n h a t t a n Division, 6. Passed balls, Steinbach, 1; Eliffe, 1. 2 base hits, :Miller, 1. Bases on balls, off Beck, 3; off Steinbach, 2; off Miller, 4; off Mutvancv. 2. Double plays, Mc Ar dl e to Mulvaney; BroIl to Mur r-av to Ferris, Struck out, by Beck, 8; by Steinbach, 4; by Miller, 2; by Mulvaney, 1. Umpire, Mr. Savage. Time of game, 1:53

General Office. 3 0 0 0 1 Ma.n h a t t.an Division. 1 1 0 0 2

R H E o 2 6 9

2 x 9 13

GAME No. 28-AUGUST 5

Between Subway Giants and Signal De-
partment
SUBWAY GIANTS
AB R H PO A E
Foley, cf ........... 4 2 1 2 0 0
Pfluger, rr .......... 5 3 3 0 0 0
Haeffele, 2b ........ 6 2 2 1 7 1
Smith, 1b ........... 6 1 3 16 0 0
Harrison, If ........ 4 1 2 0 0 0
Hebblethwalt, 3b .... 6' 1 2 1 4 0
Lang, 55 •••....•• , ., 4 1 2 3 3 1 Earned runs, Subway Giants, 8; Signal Department, 3. 3 ba.se hits, Lang, Stolen bases, Foley, 1; Fftuger, 1; Nestle, 1, Left on bases, Subway Giants, 12; Signal Department, 3. 2 base hits, Harrison, HebbJethwait, 2, Bases on balls, off Degan, 2; off Tobin, 0; off Ba.b e rfc h , 4; off Hartman, 3; off Hartman, 1. Double plays, Kelly to Pfeiffer; Nestle to Pfeiffer; Nestle to Pfeiffer to Kelly. Struck out, by Degan, 0; by Tobin, 3; by Barberlch. 4; by Hartman, 2; by Herman, 1. Umpire, Mr. Savage. Time of game, 2 :11.

Subway Giants, Signal De p a.r t m en t .

R H E 1 12 15 2 o 4 6 10

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GAME No. 29-AUGUST 12
Between General Office and Signal De-
partment
GENERAL OFFICE
AB R H PO A J']
Gilmartin, lb ....... 6 1 1 14 1 0
Mu l va.nev, rf .. 4 1 1 0 0 0
Bllz, If., p. 4 2 2 2 0 0
Re il l y, 3b .... 1 2 1 2 0
Crawley, cf. 0 0 1 0 1
KInsley, 2b ....... 2 3 2 0 1
Vermilyea, SS. 0 2 4 7 2
Gallagher, c. 0 0 3 2 2
Thompson, p, If. 0 1 1 1 0
Total .. .... 44 )2 28 13 SIGNAL DEPARTMENT
AB R H PO A E
Garry, 3b. 5 1 2 2 3 0
-McCarthy, 2b .... 5 1 2 4 4 2
Hartman, ir., lb. 5 0 1 11 0 0
Banta, 1 b., p .. 4 0 1 6 2 1
T. Elliffe, 5S. 2 0 3 4 2
Banker, cr . 1 3 1 0 0
Barberich, rf. ...... 5 1 2 1 0 0
'woods, c . 3 1 0 2 0
.He rm a n, p. 0 0 0 0 0
Buckman, p., If ..... 4 1 0 0
Total. . .40 12 30 17 Earned runs, General Office, 6; Signal Department, 6; 3 bus e hits, Bilz; Stolen bases, Reilly, GRIT)", Elliffe, Barberich, Buckman, Sacrifice hits, Ha.rt m a n. \Voocls. Left on bases, Oen e ra.l Office, 9; Signal Department, 12 Passed balls, 'woods, 1 2 base hits, Mut va n ev, .K'in sle y, (2), Mc.Cn.r-t.hv , Banker. (2), Buckman. Horne runs. Kinsley Ba.se s on balls, off Thomson, 6; off Buckman, Z. Double plays, xt cearthy to Banta; 'Vermilyea to Gf l m a.rti n. Struck out, by Thomson, 4; by Buckman. 0; by Banta, 2. Umpire, Arlie Latham. Time of g-arne, 2:11.

General Office 3 0 0 1 s Signal Department 5 0 0 0 0

R H E 7 U 6 8 12

GAME No. 3D-AUGUST 12 Between Car Equipment Department and Subway Giants

CAR EQUIPMENT DEPARTMENT

AB R H PO A E

Brown, 3b...... 5 0 1 0 2 1

Browne, rf.. 4 0 0 0 0 0

"I'a.g ner-, If...... 3 1 1 0 0 0

Bailey, Ib 2 2 0 12 0 0

Rudolph, cf........ 3 1 2 1 0 0

Troy, cf , 4 0 1 2 2 1

Richards, ss 3 0 0 1 4 0

Tee, c.............. 4 0 1 8 1 0

Kelleher, p 3 0 1 0 2 0

Woods, p 0 0 0 0 0 0

"Vager 1 0 0 0 0 0

Total. 32

24

11

Earned runs, Car Equipment, a; Subway Giants, 2. Stolen bases, Tagner, Troy, Pfluger. Left on bases, Car Kq ui p m en t . 7: Subway Giants, 9, Hit by pitcher. Tobin, 2; Kelleher, 1. 2 bast hits, L, Brown, Pfluger, Smith, H'a b bl et h wa t t, Phelan, Bases On balls, off Tobin, 4; off Kelleher, 3; off Wo od s , 1. St.ruc k out. by Tobin, 8; bY Kelleher, 2-; by 'Wc od a, 5 Wi ld pitch, .Kell e h e r, 2·, Umpire, Arlie Latham. Time of Game, 2.25. Scorer, R .. J, O'Brien.

R H E

Car Equipment 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

Subway Glants 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 x

s Ba tt ed for 'woods in 9th.

Ye Editor was agreeably surprised to receive at his sanctum last week a visit from Agent John Falvey, of the Subway. John brought with him a box of fall strawberries grown on his chicken farm in Yonkers. Big, red, delicious strawberries, fall variety.

They tasted just as good as they looked and vanished at our home like the snow under the summer sun.

Come around again, John, as Harris Helms would say in the Morristown (Tenn.) Gazette.

PATZY CUSANO

Patzy is a trombone player in the Subway Band who has answered the call to colors in his native land-Italy. In the Italian Army he is a member of 1st Genio, 22nd Co., Caseuna Parioli, Roma.

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INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN

ABOUT WILLIE KELLEHER

At the close of the 1915 season it was very evident to all that the work of Bres Tooin stamped him as the kingpin twirler of the 1. R. T. League, and so when tile writer handed him the sobriquet ot the Walter Johnson of the L K T. no one disputed it, VVhen ,it was learned that Bres would be on the mound lor the Giants this season the rooters of the Car Equipment team were outspoken In their sorrow at lo smg the curley-haired speed merchant, and when in the opening game he succeeded in defeating his old teammates with comparative ease, their fears seemed justified.

But-the dopesters had reckoned without Frank Kelleher, the young speed merchant of the Champions. Given the opportunity to start a game against the Signal Department, he quickly showed that he was there with the stuff. Since then and up to August 5 he has defeated every team in the League and seems to get better at every start. He has now usurped the crown of King of 1. R. T. Hurlers from Bres Tobin, who has received quite a few bumps this year.

The case of Kelleher is one worthy of mention at great length, but we believe a few words will suffice. Slight of stature, yet wiry, he is possessed of more speed than any pitcher in the League, and seems to have more brains with which to make use of his natural ability than any other moundsman in the circuit. In addition to his pitching ability, he is a good hitter, dangerous always, fast on the bases, and can play any position on the diamond and do so up to the handle.

Yes, indeed, Bres Tobin is no longer the Walter Johnson of the 1. R. T,-to Willie Kelleher belongs that honor.

BROTHER BALL PLAYERS OF THE 1. R. T.

Much has been said and written-and rightly, too-concerning the Covaleskie brothers, whose sterling work on the mound has done much to keep the Detroit and Cleveland clubs in the fight for the pennant in the American League. But the Interborough League can also boast of several brother ball players,

For instance, Jim Reilley, captain of the Champions, and John Reilley, third baseman for the General Office.

Tommie and Jimmie Taguer of the Champions.

Harry Doyle and Milton' 'Doyle of the General Office.

Eddie Phelan and Joe Phelan of the Subway Giants.

The Steinbeck brothers of the Man-

hattan Division. ,

And we might also add that in the person of his young brother, Frank, Willie Kelleher will have to look to his laurels, for the younger Kelleher is there with the makings of a star twirler.

THOSE iVIANHATTAN UNIFORMS Maybe those Manhattan ball-tossers think we're not wise to the reason they 'have such a big following of fannettes.

But we're next, at last. While we were

Diamond

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By T. P. (SAM CRANE) HALE

on a Van Cortlandt Park train on our way to Hedley} ield not so long ago, we happened to overnear some pretty damsels discussing the several teams of the League, when we chanced to hear one remark that her favorite team was the Manhattan Division, because, said she, "They have such pretty-colored uniforms." Ha! hal hal hal The secret is out, so it is.

NEWS NOTES

Steinbach and Tee are throwing out would-be base stealers often these days.

Lefty Larry Mulvaney is playing a good game for the Office at the initial sack.

Manager Norris seems to have a very good pitcher in Mc Ar dle, who also seems to be an excellent batsman,

II

Big league scouts would do well to give our little league the once-over once in a while.

Jim Reilley is performing well for the Champions. He's rather weak with the stick. though-only hitting about .372 or so! He'll pick up I

Shortstop Gants of the Manhattan Division seems to be able to pick them up from any angle.

Mike Ferraro. the Sic nallers' thirdsacker, is playing the game of his life. There are few pastimers around New York able to teach him anything about playing the hot corner.

George Browne has already rapped three or four homers over the right field fence. and says that when he gets the range properly he'll belt a few more over into the lake,

1. R. T. Soccer Foo'tball Smoker

The 1. R T, Strollers soccer football club held its first annual smoker at the DolphinHotel, 14Sth Street and Lenox Avenue, on Saturday evening, July 29th. Two hundred and fifty Strollers and friends were assembled when the entertainment was opened at 9 P. M. by Harry Nadanor, who sang "My Mother's Rosary." Encored, Mr. Nadanor gave an exhibition of whistling that was a treat. John McCarthy sang "Dixie Land" and "By the Old Mill."

Refreshments were then served, the committee doing the honors as waiters. It was evident they were not lacking in that line. Jimmy Graham handled the big white pitcher to perfection. Billy Newman and Jimmy Durney juggled a glass pitcher in each hand, full to the brim with soda water, and never spilled a drop.

Joe Smith, a story-teller of no mean ability, was then heard. He got the audience in good humor by his witty sayings.

Mulladano sang a love song in Italian, that got him an ovation, This young fellow is a second Caruso, He has a splendid voice, and if properly tutored will make his mark.:

Reilly, of the Reillyand Mack team, entertained with i ekes and stories that kept the audience in an uproar. Of special note was the one about "The Irishman with the Shakes." It's got George Keegan's Mistletoe story skinned a mile.

Murray Rose, who was instrumental in getting the greater part of the talent, gave a buck and wing dance that was full of action.

T .. H. Tisdale, foreman wireman at the 129th Street shop, presented the cup to the team and medals to the players. Mr. Tisdale. in a brief speech complimented the team on its winning the championship, and urged the players to repeat in the first division next season. .

. On. receiving the cup Captain Durney .was

called on for a speech, and he complied. Jim has a grievance, and he put it on record.

A fter Captain Durney had finished his speech Mr. Tisdale presented Vice-Captain Dick Gibb with his medal. Dick got a big cheer, but wouldn't talk.

Connie Dahill was not present. He now lives in Lynn, Mass., where his medal will be mailed to him.

Willie Coull got an ovation. He has been with the Strollers for the past three years and has helped to win two championships.

Alec Stuart, the club secretary and the best center-half in New York State, got a big cheer also when presented with his medal.

Fred Longbottom, Jimmy Boyle, Frank Porter, Robt. McNeill, Eddie Newman, Jimmy Graham and Manager Billy. New" man were given a big reception when pre-

sented with their medals. ,-

Jimmy Graham was called on for a speech, and said:

"All the talking I am going to do will be with that big white pitcher." And he kept' his word.

It was a hot night and the boys were-running over with enthusiasm.

The second part of the program was given. Messrs, N adanor and McCarthy sang "Arrah Go On, I \IV ant to Go Back to Oregon" in a duet. It was great.

Messrs. Smith and Reilly. told jokes and stories, and Tommy Reilly, the Strollers songbird, sang "My Pretty Jane" and "Dreams." Tommy certainly can warble.

Messrs. Mulladano and Murray Rose entertained with song and dance.

The 1. R.T; Strollers' first smoker was a success far exceeding-the expectations of the club's officials, and through the' Bui.U~:TIN 'we sincerely thank those who made It 'a success.' We feel everyone enjoyed him'self and look forward to the same time next year.

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Our Boys Beat Two Crack Teams

Car Equipment Baseball Club Defeats General Electric's 9-0 and Crescent Athletic Club 11-2

It is probable that the Hudson Navigation Company would readily admit that they never carried quite such a party as composed the Car Equipment Department delegation that left the One Hundred and Thirty-second Street dock on Friday evening, July 28, accompanying the 1. R. T. Champions on their second annual excursion, contest and conquest, to, with, and of the General Electric Company at Schenectady, on July 29.

Although but thirty in numbers, the spirit was that of a conquering army, and from the time the good ship C. W. Morse left the slip Friday night until it docked again Sunday morning the songs, cheers, dances and jokes (practical and otherwise) of the party were a constant source of entertainment and bewilderment to the admiring passengers, the amazed country yokels, the welcoming General Electricians, the perspiring fans and the aspiring ball players of the Schenectady club.

Every incident of the steamship ride, the trolley trip from Troy to Schenectady, the visit to the factory, the ball game itself and the return trip seemed to give sufficient cause to excite the "risibles" of every member of the party. Some of the steamer's passengers even made inquiries of the captain as to the extra cost of the entertainment provided, as they supposed, by the

steamship company. .

This, of course, was after the tuneful Car Equipment Quartet had enthralled them with old and new melodies, sung by Tommy and Jimmie Taguer, Oaky Woods and Eddie Wager, the latter of whom also sur-

\. !J,l.!;ised the admiring audience with his lithe and agile interpretations of the terpsichorean steps that made Pavlowa famous:

Reaching Troy Saturday morning, the party boarded a trolley for Schenectady, reaching there about 10 o'clock, being met hv representatives of the General Electric Company. Luncheon was served in the company's dining hall at noon, after which all hands adjourned to the athletic field.

The game started with the regular Car Equipment line-up, with Kelleher and Tee in the points, and was a walkover from the start, the Car Equipment men registering

,., .at least one run in all but the third, fifth . "!~arlfl eighth innings, while the Schenectady men failed to get even one safe hit until the eighth inning.

NOTES OF THE TRIP

George Browne walloped the pill safely {our times out of four attempts.

Willie Kelleher did not allow a single hit until the eighth inning, the Electricians getting one safety in the eighth and two in the ninth.

The "fans" called Joe Tee the best catcher ever seen in Schenectady. His unfailing supply of "pep" and his rifle arm were in fine fettle.

Eddie Rudolph didn't eat "roast beef" .once,

- 'Mr:. -McCartney made a careful search for the ~elCI)hQne after Paul Dietz told

him he was wanted on the wire, but failed to answer the call when he found there were no 'phones on board.

The quartet sang a song in the seventh inning, much to the surprise and delight of the crowd that saw the game.

Willie Kelleher and the local dogberries of Troy had a frantic search for his suitcase, which he left on the car.

Paul Dietz got two triples and a double.

Everybody got back to New York Sunday.

Tired.

But satisfied.

The score by innings:

R H E Car Equipment ..... 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 9 14 0 General EI ect r rc . . .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 Batteries-Kelleher and Tee. Dietz and Scanlon.

On Saturday, August 5, the Car Equipment baseball team journeyed to Bay Ridge, Long Island, for a contest with the team representing the Crescent Athletic Club. The game was won by the Interborough boys, the score being 11 to 2. The victory was a costly one, however, as Paul Dietz, the star shortstop of the Interborough League, sustained a broken ankle, which will prevent his playing the remainder of the season. He received his inj ury in the seventh inning while sliding to third base, and was removed to the Red Cross Hospital.

Score by innings:

Car Equlpment. 3 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 11

Crescent A. C........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 Batteries-Johnson and Tee. T'oe r ne r, Cummerford and Reed.

THE "TUBE" AND UNDERGROUND RAILWAYS

( Continued from page 13)

this small section of railway which ran between Waterloo and the Bank, got its name from the fact that for a while after the Tube was opened a uniform fare of tuppeuce (two pence) was charged. This fare, not panning out profitably, the London alit! South Western Railway, which even·tually took over the property, changed things to the distance traveled scale of prices. Imagine for one moment the people of New York paying according to distance traveled as against the nickel-all-the-way privilege which they now enjoy. But there! it isn't on the boards to imagine it; at least, not yet, if that time ever does come, and it may for all we can tell-so there! To give the reader a single instance whereby to do a bit of figuring: To ride from Ealing Broadway to St. Marys, a fraction under thirteen miles, on the District Railway costs five pence, or practically ten cents in United States money, and that is for third class, To go first class costs seven pence; or . five' cents more, making fifteen cents all told. From Atlantic Avenue Station to Van Cortlandt Park is

seventeen and a half miles. Now, whether you traveled that distance first class or third class, your answer would be-:cents.

The reader will appreciate the use of the terms "coaches" and "carriages" and other J'.ngltshlsms in this article, particularly if he or. she has visited England ~t all and ex per iericed a trip on the railroads of that country. Also it may be added that while specifically but two of London's undergrounds have been mentioned practically the same general conditions apply to them all. Should the reader appreciate knowinz the .names of the various underground com~ panics, too, they are:

Metropolitan District Railway. London Electric Rail way. Central London Railway.

City and South London Railway. Metropolitan Railway.

East London Railway.

All the railways are privately owneu. We present a particularly interesting pho-

tograph of Earls Court Station. The train in question is the London and North Western, which formerly ran from Mansion House to Broad Street, hauled by a steam engine. When the line was electrified the company curtailed the service, so that it ran from Mansion House to Willesden -the train being hauled by two electric locornotives, and a steam engine was put on the train at Earls Court, which is the station where the non-electrified lines join the electrified section. Of additional interest in the photo is the sign "Addison Road for 0lympia-4 Trains Hourly." The sign, as a matter of fact, refers to the very train in the picture.

The photo of Calders Green Station is no less interesting, showing as it does the very Englishy "Non-Stop" sign, which corresponds to our "Express" trains.

. The. total length of the underground lines 111 the. London system is approximately 120 miles, and the longest direct distance attainable on anyone Ime is fourteen and a half miles-on the District Railway.

PAUL DIETZ FRACTURES ANKLE

While sliding into third base in the game of August 5, between the Champion Car Equipment team and the Crescent Athletic Club in Brooklyn, Paul Dietz, the d irn in u ti ve shortfielder for the Doylemen, sustained a fractured ankle. The injury comes at a time when Paul was at the top of his stride, for his work at short this season has been of the A-l order. He has been hitting well, too, and running the bases as only he can, and would, without a doubt, have received consideration when the recipient of the Harry N. Hempstead Cup was to be selected. It has been learned on good authority that Dietz will be unable to perform again this season. In the meanwhile, Captain Reilley will, no doubt, select either Jack Richards or Buster Brown to cover short in Dietz's absence. Paul will surely be missed by the fans at Hedley Field, for he has won the admiration of all by his splendid playing.

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ON THE SIGNAL DEPARTMENT OUTING

1, Signal Department Babies. 2, Watching the Merry Bathers. 3, The Excursion Boat Empire. 4, Four Signal Beauties. 5, A Little Favorite. 6, Lunch Under the Pine Trees. 7, The Baby of the Boor. 8, The Outing Committee. 9, \V. A. Barclay and Affinities.

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The Signal Department Outing

Between a Trip on the Hudson and an Afternoon Ashore the Carefree Employees have a Great Time

Wit h such an attractive announcement, from an artistic standpoint as that published in the June number of the "Bulletin," the Second Annual Picn ic of the Signal Department, held on July 22, at Point V iew Park, Cr ot on-on-t ne-H ud son, it is no wonder that things wen t off swimmingly, as we may say. It was so in spite of the orenching rain that commenced to fall shortly after the tug .ICatherine T" began to tow her precious load of men, their wives, sweethearts and ,other best girls from the Seventy-ninth street dock.

The one regret of the committee this year was the few children that accompanied the excursion owing to the infantile paralysis scare. It is a specialty with the Signal Department that their picnics shall always include several .hour s on the water and a pleasa.nt break of four or five hours spent at some scenic point along the Hudson. The writer can bespeak for the popularity of this idea in the undoubted manner of enjoyment of the nearly four hundred who attended this year's outing.

Hardly had the spring line been let go and the barge was on its way than Signal Maintainer "Pat" Cooke and a few of his fairest drove up to the dock in an auto just in time to take their places in the throng. The band then struck up and simultaneously the spacious deck a midship was a-swarm with dancing couples, while the animation of those who didn't and perhaps couldn't dance took on other forms of amusement of which they found plenty, besides the making of acquaintances and chatting. Orie friend from the Bronx was particularly edifying as he rolled forth in fine voice and tone some of the -popular airs of the day, in which everybody chorused.

I t is a fact that while rain fell practically all the time and ceased only a few minutes before arriving at the Point it didn't dampen the ardor of the picnickers at a ll. At the Point Signal Engineer Waldron, who had made the trip by train, was waiting the boat's arrival, and before the party landed he received three rousing cheers. which were led by Chief Clerk John Henecker.

There's no mistaking the beauty of the Point and grounds, situated as it is on an elevated promontory of land and amid a cluster of tall fir trees and accompanied by the usual picnic attractions. Here families spread their luncheons and preparations for pleasures incident to the occasion .quickly took place.

The lovely beach and bathing place in a cove furnished the most popular pastime of the afternoon, and of the hundred and more persons who thus disported themselves there was never a thought of the "b iz fish peril" to mar their pleasure.

[Everybody found amusement of their choice. whether it be strolling- around or as children enjoying the d e ligh ts of a swing, drinking lemonade, or sitting about looking on at the ball game.

It was an- unusua lly happy crowd that

turned homeward at six o'clock, and what is more delightful in its many aspects wan a river t r ip with subdued illuminations all-about, an unbroken spell of dancing going on, to say nothing of a spacicu s upper deck for the so-inclined to sit in couples on lonesome seats, viewing the countless stars and moonless heavens. Thus terminated the outing successfully all through, thanks to the energetic committee of which Track Signal Supervisor Frank Hollingsworth was the chairman, and Miss Marian Spangler the secretary.

Of course no picnic is complete without a baseball game, and as everybody knows the Signal Department boasts of a few unbeatables among them. Hence the Maintainers and Construction men got together and played a four-inning game, which resulted in the following score:

RH.E.

Maintainers 0 0 0 3-- 3 8 3

Construction 2 0 0 0-- 2 9 5

Batteries-Maintainers, P. Cooke, F.

Mooney and Jewell; Construction, Lally and Pineau.

Here is our expert's comment on the game:

"Cooke and Mooney are of the original Signal Baseball Team 1909 and 1910. When in a pinch Cooke was noted for throwing .h is hat into the ring and was

awful anxious to do the trick in this game, but didn't. 'Chesty' Mooney, as he was called when on the N. Y. Central team, kept up his reputation as a hitter. P. Hughes, an oldtimer at the game, held onto first base with credit. Brunkhardt, signal foreman, umpired to the satisfaction of a ll. His job was made awkward by the continual loss of the ball in the long grasses. Lally and Pineau made such a fine all-round showing that Manager Monroe of the Signal Team has decided to keep his eye on them as future possibilities. J aneck played rightfield and did well, while Gilliland, an oldtirner, showed his old form. Fargo proved a fine express fielder and made some excellent hits. Finally, i\'foods' 'Home Run' was the event of the day, and he is 'going yet,' according to reports."

DISPAT'CHER O'ROURKE THANKS Editor INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN:

Dear Sir-- Through the BULLETIN will )OU kindly convey to the Sun Shine Committee and other friends the heartfelt thanks of myself and other members of the family for their thoughtfulness during our recent bereavement due to the loss of our mother.

Respectfully,

D. K O'ROURKE, Dispatcher.

IT TOUCHES EVERYBODY

This is a good time to think of the danger of the railroad situation. A great strike is threatened.

Here are facts precisely stated by that eminent authority, Howard Elliott, of the New Haven Railroad.

They reveal that when the railroads suffer ,every community suffers. Contemplate these figures.

The railroad industry of the United States has 1,848,883 employes to whom it pays $1,390,025,286 in wages.

Forty-four cents of eevry dollar spent by the railroads is paid to labor; 9,244,015 persons are dependent upon the railroads for a living.

One million workers are employed in plants furnishing railroad material and supplies-c-or 5,000,000, counting their families.

About 25 cents of each dollar received by the railroads are paid out for material and supplies, the bulk of which goes into pay envelopes.

There are 1,500,000 holders of railroad stocks and bonds, representing at least 6,000,000 persons whom the railroads thus help to support.

Railway bonds constitute 49 per cent. of all bonds held by savings banks, so that every saving bank depositor is interested in the welfare of the railroads.

Twenty million persons, over one-f fth of the entire population, are directly or indirectly interested in the financial results of the railroad industry.

An aggregate of $2,161,854,210 was paid out by the railroads in 1913 for expenses, equivalent to $23.50 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

The railroads are the country's largest taxpayers. They paid $129,191,880 in taxes in 1913.

The result of railroad operations for the fiscal year ending June 20, 1914. compared with the previous fiscal year, showed the gross earnings decreased $44,000,000, while expenses and taxes increased $76,000,000. Taxes alone increased $12,610,402.

The average dividend paid by the railroads in 1913 was 4.28 per cent. Of the total capital stock, one-third paid no dividends and 10 per cent. of the total funded debt paid no interest.

The American railroads perform a greater service per mile of line at a cheaper arte and pay higher wages than any other railroads in the world.

Give the railroads fair play. If you increase the wages of the employes, then increase the earnings of the railways and don't complain if rates are higher.

This is a matter that touches every thrifty man and woman in the United States.--Leslie's Weekly.

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Treasurer's

a

"Counters" and Auditor's "Figurers" Jolly Joint Outing

By D. S. GOODING

Enjoy

JOINT 'OUTING OF THE TREASURY AND AUDITING DEPARTMENTS

The Coupon Clippers and Coin Counters of the Treasurer's Department, together with the Bookworms of the Auditor's Departments of both the Interborough Rapid Transit Company and the New York Railways Company, stopped clipping'and counting and adding on the a fternoon of Saturday, July 29, and hied themselves to fair Long Island (Donnelly's Grove, College Point) to demonstrate the correct way to enjoy an outing and the proper process of causing a shortage of foodstuffs.

Despite the fact that the outing was put forward two weeks earlier than the date previously set, nearly eighty men attended. While this cut down the attendance and reduced the entries in the various events, it was a splendid showing.

The start was made at 1.45 P. M. from Second Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street by trolley over the lines of the New York and Queens County Railway Company. On arriving at the grove, dinner was served promptly. And oh, what a bounteous dinner it was t Plenty of good eats. After

partaking lavishly of the substantials, coffee was passed around to settle any dispute that might arise internally owing to the diversity of the menu. To top it all off, Treasurer Campbell and Auditor Gaynor made short speeches appropriate to the occasion. The picnickers then adjourned to the grounds where the field events of the day took place.

First on the program was the ball game between the hyphenated te am of the Tvcasurer's-Auditor's Departments and the New York Railways Company Auditor's Department, which encled in a bitter defeat for the hyphenates by the score of 5 to 2. The game was called at the end of the fourth inning to permit the running of the foot races before sundown.

Prior to the game announcement Ins made that a Jim Morris brand duck, the gift of Mr. Houghtaling, of the Treasurer's Department, would be presented to the man making the most hits. It was accordingly awarded to 11r. Hartmann, pitcher of the Railways team, he getting the largest number of hits, including an extra one on the head by a thrown ball-the result of a foul back of the catcher. It was necessary to replace this ball with a good one.

Mr. Hartmann, who is 'big-hearted and single, gave the duck to 11'1r. Sullivan one

of the umpires. His "Urnps" being a bachelor, in turn offered it to Mr. Bunnell, the other "urnp," who is married, but, sad to say, Mr. Bunnell refused the proferred duck.

.During the con fab between the "umps" the duck, feeling the humiliation of being ostracized, waddled off.

N ext on the program was the running of the IOO-yard dash. Heinl, of the Treasurer's Department, took down first prize in this event, beating handily such runners as Dolan, of the Auditors, and Gover, of the same departments. The winner's' time was 100/5 seconds.

The score of the game:

NEW YORK RAILWAYS CO.

AB R H PO A E
Terry, p., cr . 2 1 1 0 0 0
Samuelson, F., 2b .. 2 1 0 0 o 0
Wingardner, H., 3b. 2 2 2 1 1 0
Banta, R., C., 2b ... 1 1 0 7 0 0
Lyons, T., SS, 1 0 0 1 0 1
Hartmann, E., p .... 2 0 1 0 2 0
.McGurgan, J.'. rf. ... 2 0 1 0 0 0
O'Brien, J., lb ...... 2 0 0 1 0 1
Owen, G. V .• If .... 1 0 0 0 0 0
*Bruce, G., c ...... 1 0 0 2 1 0
'I'ct.aj . .......... 16 12 2
*Batted for Owen in 4th inning.
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L. Johnson, J. ]. Molloy, J. Morris, K. Guinan, 1. Houghtaling, T. Lyons, P. Terry, H. Wingardner, ]. T. Morey, J. J. Dolan, W. Cohen, E. K. Lynch, M. A. Slaughter, G. C. Moore, D. E. Hartmann, E. Van Zandt, George Keane, E. Alexander, John Starets, A. Brown, Dan Buckley, A. T. DeWitt, F. U. Walford, G. Pflaum, C. G. Smith, W. ]. Far rahy, C. E. Quinn, J. J. McTigue, ]. ]. Frazer, T. Mulligan, E. Giroux, "V. D. Manning, A. Romaine and P. A. Slevin.

Employees' Wages Voluntarily Increased

GENERAL ORDER NO. 43

New York, August 2nd, 1916.

The Board of Directors of this Company by resolution passed August 2nd, authorized the increase of wages to employes in the departments and classes mentioned below-Effective August Ist , 1916.

STATION AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENTS

Present Rate
1st Year ........ $2.45 ~~r d,~Y of 10 hours
2d Year ........ 2.45 " "
3d Year ........ 2.55 "
4th Year ........ 2.65 "
5th Year ........ 2.70 "
1st Year ........ $2.10 Pj7f d~y of 10 hours
2d Year ........ 2.10
3d Year ........ 2.20 "
4th Year ........ 2.30 "
5th Year ........ 2.35 "
1st Year ........ $3.25 Pj~r d,~Y ~f 10 hours
2d Year ........ 3.50 "
3d Year ........ 3.50 "
4th Year ........ 3.60 "
5th Ye ar ........ 3.70 "
After 5 Years ......... 3.80 "
After 8 Years ......... 4.00 .. Occupotion Co nductors.:

Guards,

Motormen,

New Rate

1 st Year $2.60

2d Year 2.65

3d year 2.76'

After 3d Year 2.80

1st Year $2.20

2d Year 2.30

3d Year 2.40·

After 3d Year 2.60

1st Year $3.35

2d Year 3.60

3d Year 3.70

4th Year 3.80

5th Year 3.90

6th Year........ 4.00

After 6 Years 4.20

1st Year $2.50

After 1st Year 2.60

1st Year $1.80

1st Year $3.00

After Lst Year 3.10

Special Officers, 1st Year ........ $2.40 ~~r ~Y ?.r 10 ho.~rs
After 1st Year ........ 2.50 "
(1 day off per month with pay)
Porters, 1st Year ........ $1.70 per day of 10 hours
Switchmen. 1st Year. ....... $2.70 ~~r day of 10 hours
2d Year ........ 2.80 ,,' "
3d Year ........ 2.90 " Tower men,

1 st Year $2.60 per ~~y of 8 hou rs

After 1st Year 2.70 H

1st Year $2.50 per d,~Y of 10 ho,~rs

2d Year........ 2.70 ..

. (2 days off per month with pay)

1st Year. $2.50 per day of 10 hours

2d Year........ 2.60" " .." "

3d Year 2.70 "

(2 and 3 days off per month with

1st Year $2.10 ~;r day of 10 hours

2d Year 2.20 ""

Sd Year 2.30 "

~th Year 2.~0 ::

After Sth Year " 2.00

(l day off per month with pay)

1st Year ; $1.90 per day ?/ :,0 hO,~rs

After 1st Year 2 .. 00 "

. (1 day off per month with pay)

1st Year ........ $2.70
After 1st Year ........ 2.80
1st Year ........ $2.60
After 1st Year ........ 2.80
1st Year ........ $2.60
2d Year ........ 2.70
After 2d Year ........ 2.80
pay)
1st Year ........ $2.20
2d Year ........ 2.30
3d Year ........ 2.40
4th Year ........ 2.50
After 4th Year ........ 2.60
1st Year ........ $2.00.
After 1st Year ........ 2.10 Starters,

Train Clerks,

Agents,

Ga teman,

Approved: .

T. P. SHONTS, President.

FRANK HEDLEY. Vice-President and General Manager.

TREASURER'S AND AUDITOR'S
DEPT. HAVE JOLLY OUTING
f:""' (Conlin/led from page 20) s:
1:'
1. R. T. co.
AB R H po A E
Disbrow, w. S .. 2b. Z 1 1 2 0 0
Mo r e.y, J. T .. rf .... 2 0 0 0 0 0
Do!an, J. J .• 3b. Z 0 1 1 0 0
Goettel, L.. c., If. 2 0 0 6 1 1
GoodIng, D. S., ss ... Z 0 0 0 0 1
Gover, L., p. 2 0 0 1 0 0
Guinan, K., ef. 1 0 0 0 0 0
Berry, Ii. T., lb ... 0 1 0 0 0 1
VanZandt, E., IL, c. 1 0 0 2 0 0
Total. .. 14 12 Struek out: by Gover, 8; by Hartman, 10.

Three-base hit: Disbrow. Home run: "wtngardner. Stolen bases: McGurgan, Lyons (2), Hartmann, Terry (2), Samuelson (2), Berry, Wt n g a r d n er', Banta (2.). Left on bases: N. Y. Rys., 1; r. R. T. Co., 1.

N ext in order was the potato race. This brought out a fine bunch of "country gentlemen" and furnished much interest, as the competition was spirited. The winner, H. Wingar dner, gave the other agriculturists a lesson in planting spuds. He simply plowed through the field and got his load of new potatoes to market first.

The inter-department relay was undoubtedly the feature and resulted in an easy win for the Interborough Auditor's team. The track was not very wide, allowing but

five men of ordinary size to run abreast. Krause, lead-off man on the Treasurer's team, who is as broad as he is long, was continually blocked by the other two runners well in advance and at the finsh of the first leg of the race was still a block behind. This proved too much of a handicap for his teammates to overcome, and when the winner crossed the line the Treasurer's team dropped out. An added feature was the free drawing for three handsome silk umbrellas. Those holding the lucky numbers were: No.1, T. Lyons; 2, E. K. Lynch; 3, C. W. Bunnell.

The affair proved a success in every way and from direct report and "hearsay" everyone enjoyed the outing immensely.

The General Committee and all who contributed to make this occasion a memorable one are to be congratulated.

Among those present were: Messrs.

John H. Campbell, E. F. J. Gaynor, W. J. Walsh, F. Samuelson, H. T. Berry, G. V. Owen, J. A. McGurgan, George D. McEntee, F. J. McGarry, T. "V. Hogan, T. A. Weldon, B. B. Downs, J. T. O'Brien, ]. J. Sullivan, C. "V. Bunnell, D. C. Moorehead, W. Hughes, A. J. Kane, A. W. Gilchrist, R. Banta, W. S. Disbrow, W. Marcus, Jr., J. c. Conway, G. Bruce, B. Davidson, E. C. Ackerson, L. Gover, L. Goettel, W. "V. Burt, ]. Brennan, ]. Krause, W. A. Smith, George

NOTES OF THE DAY

E. K. Lynch is laying up a reserve fund for the inevitable rainy day.

To the casual onlooker some of the runners appeared to be running on their last legs, while others seemed to be working theirs like the spokes of a wheel in a movie.

Bruce and Cohen took to grazing right after running their quarter in the relay.

The relay race caused several blow-outs, Dolan furnished his own transportation and is some sprinter.

i

Disbrow will run in the fat men's race

next year.

THE RACE WINNERS

r oj.

100-yard dash: Won by Wm."A. Heinl, 'I'r easurer-s Dept.; awarded- gold- stick pin. Second, L. Goettel, Auditor's Dept.; wallet. ThIrd, H. Wingardner, N. Y. Rys. Auditor's Dept.; silk tie.

Potato race: Won by H: Wlngardner, N. "Y.

Rys, Auditor's Dept.; gol-d .at lck p i n. Secorid, W. Disbrow, AudItor's Dept.; wallet. Third, T. -Lvo ne. N. Y. RYs. Auditor's.Dept.; sIlk tie.

Inter-Dept. relay: 'won t_ "by Auditors. I, Gover, 2, Goettel,· 3, DIsbrow, 4, Dolan, 5, l'4orey. Second, N. Y. Rys. Audttora, 1, Banta, 2, Bruce, 3, Terry. 4, Lyons, 5" Wingardner. Third, Treasurer's, 1, Krauss, 2, Cohen, 3, Brennan, 4, Frazer. 5, Heinl. Bronze medals were awarded the winners in this event,

Morris Buenberg

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Echoes from Hedley Field

By JOHN F. MANNING

The recent hot spell, combined with constant practice, has helped put the 1. R. T. players in wonderful shape. Right now all of the clubs are putting up the best article of ball seen in this section. The strengthening of the weaker clubs 'has made the league one of the finest balanced amateur organizations in the country. Despite the fact that]. S. Doyle's champions have the jump on the rest of the nines at present, the current season promises one of the closest finishes in the history of the league.

The large crowd of fans that the games have drawn throughout the season has proven the popularity of a close pennant race.

The loss of Eddie Gantz will undoubtedly prove a big handicap to the Manhattan Division nine. Eddie was compelled to leave last month to join his parents, who have moved to the country. Gantz, who was a real find, was one of the niftiest infielders in the league. Besides being sure on ground balls, Eddie was a wonder on running back under short field flies, and his work at short for the Manhattans. will long be remembered by the many Irtterboroughfans.

Although the smallest player in stature in the 1. R. T. League, Jack Gillespie, manager ana second baseman for the Manhattans, is one of the biggest factors in that club's success. What "Jack" lacks in size he more than makes up for in speed and head work, and just now he is cavorting around the keystone hassock like a second "Johnny Evers."

Kelly of the Signal Department is playing the greatest ball around first base we've seen in a good many moons. This boy is a wonder on the initial sack, andin every game he plays he brings the fans to their feet by his sensational onehand stops.

As long as Pheiffer remains at short for the Signal Department we can never forget old Hans Wag n er. Pheiffer, who in many respects is a dead ringer for the celebrated Hans, is playing a great game at short for the Signals.

Tim Sweeney, who is better known as "Kid" Sweeney, is playing the role of "Germany" Schaefer this season. Sweeney is making a hit with the line of chatter he is spilling along the base lines, and when not coaching is kept busy kidding opposing batsmen from the players' bench. Sweeney is a utility infielder for the Manhattans.

"Smiling" Jim Reilly, the big first sacker of the league, leading Car Equipment nine, put over a good one on the Manhattans ina recent game between these two clubs. After fanning out in his first time up, Reilly seemed dissatisfied with the shop's supply of bats, for when his turn came in a later inning he borrowed o n e of the Manhattan war clubs. A sizzling two-bagger that scored two runs gave mute evidence that the borrowed bat suited him to perfection. Fearing more disastrous results of the same sort, Mr. Smith resolved right then -to loan no more bats to opposing clubs.

Don Beck, the young ports ide flinger who created a sensation in college base-

ball circles last spring. while pitching for Columbia University, is now a member of the Manhattan twirling staff. It was mainly through the efforts of Mr. S. D. Smith and jack Gillespie that the services of this young college star were secured for the 1. R. T. League.

Frank Ferris, the star third baseman of the Manhattan nine, who was spiked in the leg during a game with the Car . Equipments a short time ago, has fully

recovered. and is back on bag N o. ~, playing his usual good game.

Frank Frizezll, the sensational young pitcher of the Manhattan squad who has been doing great work in the box for tha t team this season, has received a nice offer to pitch for the Lancaster Club of the Pennsylvania State League. Despite this good offer, Fra n k has decided to stay in the 1. R. T. League.

Eddie Welch, the only survivor of the 1915 pitching staff of the Manhattans, who has been troubled with a sore arm all summer, is rapidly rounding into form and will soon be ready to take his turn in the box.

George Browne, the fast outfielder of the Car Equipments, is the "Horne Run King" of the league. George won this title by his growing habit of lifting the horsehide over the rightfield wall. So far this season George has connected four times for circuit clouts.

CAR EQUIPMENT VS. MANHATTAN

After winning from the league-leading Car Euqipment aggregation of ball tossers on the LSth, the Manhattans undertook to make it two straight from the shop men, but were defeated in a game the following Saturday by a score of 6 to 3.

Freddie Steinback, after a lay-off of nearly a month, made a strong come-back against the Doyleites in the first encounter, holding them safe at all stages of the game, while his teammates were walloping the offerings of "Oakie" Woods, the pride of the shope, for a victory.

In the second game, Jack Gillespie sent in "Lefty" Palmer to oppose "Billy" Kelleher. the choice of the champions. Although in warming up Palmer showed a world of speed and curves, the shop men were on the war path, and a fusillade of hits by L. Browne. Geo. Browne, Dietz and Reilly, that sent two runs over, caused Gillespie to send an S. O. S. for Frizell. who was warming up in the side lines.

The Car Equipments continued their wild rampage in the second stanza, when they practically sewed up the game by batting three more runs around the sacks. Singled by Troy and Kelleher, followed by doubles from the bat of Geo. Browne and Dietz were responsible for the shop's latest addition to the score column.

The Manhattans were unable to do anything with the smoky shoots of Kelleher until the seventh. when Blessing singled and scored on Frank Steinbach's line drive to centre.

The Doylemen also garnered another in the seventh. when Geo. Browne, who had acquired a habit of leaning against the pill, got another double and ambled home on

Reilly's single. The Manhattans made a strong ninth inning finish" when Blessing and Brill crossed the plate with two runs, while the shopmen endeavored to give a juggling exhibition of their hits.

GIANTS VS. MANHATTANS

Hedley Field was the scene of a close and exciting game on July 5th, when the Subway Giants took the' Manhattan Division nine into camp by a score of 7 to 6. This was the Manhattans' first defeat in five games.

President 1'heodore P. Shonts was a spectator at the game, and during three innings occupied a seat on the Manhattan bench next to Superintendent Smith. The Manhattan boys were apparently overanxious to make a good impression their chief executive, for in the first part of the second inning they were a trifle wild and before they recovered their nerve the undergrounders had garnered three runs.

. The Smithmen redeemed themselves in great fashion in the last half of the second frame, by pounding Holborrow for five runs and sending him to the stable.

Mr. Shonts had the pleasure of seeing both nines tied with five runs each, when he left the players' bench at the end of the fi fth stanza.

Tobin replaced Hollborrow on the mound for the subwayites, and as "Bres" was working in his 'best form he was invincible the remainder of the game.

Frizell, who was in the box for the Manhattans, also pitched a great game, but the deadly stickwork of "Big Pete" Smith, who got a home run, a two-bagger and a single. driving men around the circuit ahead of .him, proved too much for the Manhattan boxrnan, Smith's hitting, combined with Tobin's heady pitching, were the chief factors in the downfall of the Manhattans.

With two gone in the ninth. the Manhattan's chances for a tie looked bright, when Tobin, faltering in his heartbreakingDace, walked Gants 'and Brill, and hit Beck. filling the sacks. Blessing was there in the pinch with a terriffic two-bagger that scored Gans, hut Beck was out at the plate by inches, and the game was over.

MR. AYRES' BEREAVEMENT

Mr. William H. Ayres, material clerk of the Signal Department, while on his vacation met with the sad bereavement of losing his daughter who was six months old. She died on Tuesday, Auzust 1, after treatment at Fordham Hospital. The funeral was held from his house at Albany Avenue and Crescent Street, the Bronx. All the fellow workers in his department wish to extend the deep and profound sympathy at his loss.

War is srmtmg the Dutch bulb industry.

One large wholesaler has sold but 150,000 of the million bulbs in his storehouse. Tulio hulbs live five years and ani usually sold in the third.

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Three Faithful Employees Enjoying Pensions

EDWARD J. McGUIRE

On July 17 Edward J. Mc Guir e, Guard 1 hird Avenue line. was pensioned in consideration of his faithful and continuous service with the Interborough and its predecessors for thirty-six years .a nd five months.

Mr .. M c Guir e entered the service of the company in 1882, and was always a rrood employe and good citizen. Durin~ all his active years he was always found at his post faithfully discharging his duties.

There isn't anything that is qu i te as sa tisfa c tory as the recollections of duty well done. and the pleasurable thoughts that dwell with a faithful man when he has finished his activities and retired from a busy world, also the fact that anything that was worth doing was worth doing ~vell, and that such service always brings Its reward.

RICHARD H. BOSE

Richard H. Bose, a Special Officer on the Sixth Avenue line, commencing July 17, was granted a pension in consideration of his faithful and continuous service with the Interborough and its predecessors for thirty-one years and four months.

Mr. Bose came with the company in 1885 as gateman and finished his service as special officer and platformman. He was incapacitated and passed to the Inact ive List May 12, 1912, being pensioned 0:" the above date, as stated.

Mr. Bose was a good and faithful employe. and a good man w h o s e first thought was for the interest of his employers-to render good service and give the best that was in him at all times. His friends trust that he may enjoy a peaceful and restful time during his remaining years.

WM. H. THO.\IAS

Wrn. H. Thomas, a porter on the Third Avenue line, was granted a pension on July 17 on account of his faithful and continuous service with the Interborough and its predecessors for twenty-four years and five months.

Thomas had the misfortune to lose his eyesight and gradually became so that it was impossible for him to get around, and he was therefore placed on the .pension list. He entered the service of the company in January, 1892. and has the satisfaction and ro e mo r y of having been faithful in his duties. and his fellow employes hope that his remaining years may be without untoward incident, and that he a n d his good wife may enjoy many years of rest together.

311 CARS FOR NEW SUBWAY LINES

The Interborough has awarded a contract to the Pullman Company, the lowest of eleven bidders, for 311 steel passenger car bodies. These bodies will equip the 23"1 motor cars and ')';' trailers which the Interborough has ordered built for use on the new subway lines when completed. The cars, with motors complete, will cost $14,000 and the trailers $10,000 each.

BAND CONCERT AND DANCE

The second lawn party, band concert and dance of the season was enjoyed by 1,800 Interborough employees, their families and friends on Hedley Field Thursday evening. August 3d. President Shonts, Vice-President and General Manager Hedley, Direc-

tor of \\Telfare Vreeland. Superintendents lIIerritt and Smith and other officers of the Company graced the occasion by their presence.

::VIr. Shonts and Mr. I-Iedley briefly addressed the gathering, thanking the employees for their loyalty. co-operation and teamwork in upholding the efficiency of our splendid family organization, after which it was "on with the dance."

AROUND THE WORLD

The Indian population of the United States at the end of June last year totaled at 331,250.

Most of Japan's pearl divers are women. who begin to learn the trade at the age of thirteen or fourteen.

Valparaiso, Chile, has established a room

for merchandise samples from all over the world in its museum.

Italian peat that is too low in fuel value to compete with coal is being utilized in the production of nitrogen for fertilizers.

Southampton (Eng.) women conductors on the street cars wear dark gray gaberdine tunics and skirts piped with red, with turbans to match.

American ships registered for the foreign trade on June 30, 1915, numbered 2.768. of 1.813,775 gross tons, an increase of 737,- 623 tons over 1914.

Honduras is a rich country and its resources remain in almost a virgin condition. It possesses a climate that varies with its topography, the temperature on the coasts being hot, in the lowlands of theinterior it is warm, and in the mountains it is temperate and in some places cold. Its mountains abound in minerals, and its. tablelands and valleys are especially adapted for raising cattle and agriculture.

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Car Equipment Department

By W. G. STRAIT

The

These two engaging youngsters are the pride of George Fishel', wireman at High Bridge Construction Yarct. They are twin boys, six months old, and their extraordinary resemblance to one another, if it continued as they grow older. will make it mer ry for the Fishers.

Mr. Norman Litchfield, engineer of Car Equipment Department, has received the following letter from Draftsman C. R. Hayward, who is at present in Texas with the army:

FROM PRIVATE HAYWARD McAllen, Tex., July 20, 1916.

Dear Mr. Litchfield:

A fter being down here for two weeks and getting acclimated. I rather like the arrny life. VYe get up at 5 in the morning and are busy until 10 at night, when taps blows, except for three or four hours in the heat of the day. We generally sleep during -the hottest part of the day, as that is the most comfortable way to spend it.

Yesterday they finished the Y. M.

C. A. building, and it is getting to be the place to "hang out" in.

. In the morning the First Field Artillery Band plays and during the afternoons they have a phonograph working. We Mounted Scouts have' very little time to ourselves, as we each have four horses to care for. My horse sunfish ed with me while I was carrying dispatches for General Dyer yesterday. As my leg was badly bruised and wrenched, I am relieved of duty for a few days.

It is some sport breaking green horses, with plenty of excitement. I was on a horse the day before yesterday that bucked the blanket from under the saddle before I could break its spirrt. All that I had to do was stick on and apply whip and' spurs until the horse gave in and decided to mind the reins.

On Monday I am going to the Rio Grande for patrol duty for a few days. It will be a break 'in the monotony of camp life, although when we are on guard at night we generally hear a shot fired and someone swears that he saw someone trying to reach our picket line to stampede the horses.

We have seventy very good mounts that only need proper breaking to make satisfactory horses to the saddle. I have picked a peach of a horse that has fine speed. It has trimmed every other horse that I have raced it against, but it is far from broken

as yet. It always is quick to grasp a good opportunity to get mean.

Our trip down here took eight days and we had to unload our horses to feed, water and exercise them every

· ..... day. Still we were well treated and certainly did enjoy ourselves. The further south we got the better we were treated. In San Antonio I was taken allover the city in an auto and then to the bathing resort for a swim. After I got here one of the girls that entertained me sent me a big box of candy and cake.

Please remember me to all the boys and say that a line from them would be appreciated. I remain,

Sincerely yours, (Signed) PVT. C. R. HAYWARD, Mounted Scout

71st InL N. Y., 6th Div., McAllen, Texas.

FROM PRIVATE KNAPPKA

Following is a letter received from George H. J. Kn appka, private in Company "H," 71st Regiment, which is encamped at Mc Alle n, Texas:

McAllen, Tex., August 2, 1916.

Mr. \V. G. Strait, Chief Clerk.

Dear Sir:-No doubt yon and many of the men of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company would be glad to have a little news from the men of said co mpa ny down on the border. It is with pleasure that I write these few lines, and hope you'JI find them a little interesting, and if you see fit, may publish same in the Interborough Bulletin.

Having met many of the men down here, must say none complained of any illness. are all in good health as when they went away, are jolly .and contented, and stand the ordeal of the boiling sun and temperature, averaging 110 degrees, first class, and can easily hold au t with the rest. Although the eats and sleeping quarters are not to their liking, they'll pull th rouvh all rivht. Have a poem which will give you an idea of Border Life; this, too, you may publish:

DOWN ON THE BORDER 'Twas just about seven weeks af{O, They mobilized the Troops of the land, With intentions of invading Mexico

To help get Villa and his band.

The men only too eager to answer the call, To fight for "Old Glory" and thought the

task small,

Joined their respective ·regiments, one and all.

Only to be disappointed, for there's no

fighting at all. .

Down on the "Border," enjoying life and having fun,

In hundred and ten degrees, and in the

boiling sun.

Living real high, on the fat of the land, Only obpection is there isn't enough sand. Bu t to the satisfaction of all, is the pay. And all you do is tramp, tramp, most of

the. day.

This is what one does, that answers the call,

And vou don't have to do any fighting at all.

The Rockefeller Institute has nothing on us,

For experiments, and experience, we 'make such fuss,

We've a new discovery in the short time we're here

It's in the li~e of liquid, much stronger

than Beer, .

You get it for the asking, and have your 1111,

With guarantee that three days later, you'll

ask for a pill. .

This is on the level and it isn't a stall, Down on the border, where there's no fighting at all.

-Amen.

With our best regards to the officials and men of the company, I re-

main, Respectfully,

GEO. H. J. KNAPPKA, 71st Infantry, Company "H," McAllen, Texas.

P. S.-The men are ';ery thankful for the Interborough Bulletin, which were given 'out through Mr. Brown, Mounted Scouts, 71st Regiment.

SUNSHINE REPORT

Mr. Taylor, our Sunshine Committeeman of the Subway Division, reports that he visited the following employes during July and the early part of August. These men have been unable to p er io r m their regular duties on account of ill n e ss :

Bernard A. Scully, wireman helper. Henry Kohlmeyer, wireman.

Harold Luskin, wireman helper. John Mielnik, carpenter.

Adam Duff. machinist.

James J. Hughes, carpenter. Charles Bohner, machinist helper. Calvin Atwood, carpenter .. Andrew Skalaban, wireman helper. Samuel Sal, machinist helper. Abraham Lieber, wireman helper. Nathan Alpert, carpenter.

Joseph DeMorea, jacker .

A. Markowski, machinist helper. Isadore Coodnick, machinist.

A. Kreewoit, machinist.

George Matola, car house helper. Will iarn Low, foreman blacksmith. W. J. Grier, wireman.

J. Boskev, machinist helper. J oh n Kennedy, wir-eman.

Timothy Ahearn, pipefit te r helper. Abraham Libian, carpenter.

GET TOGETHER CLUB OUTING The Get Together Club of the Ninetyeighth Street Shops had their first annual fishing trip on July 29. They chartered the fishing smack "Mocasso n" (we think that's the way it's spelled) at Sheep shead Bay, went to Gedney Channel and there dropped anchor.

Captain B ill Kelly and several of the boys were feeding the fish in a manner which they did not enjoy themselves, while the remainder of the party were pulling in the fish.

A. Cable. realizing that he would not have much success as an angler unless he did sorn et hin o out of the ordinary, offered up a Hindoo prayer-Hookey! N ukkie! Dukkie. After that he had all he could do to haul his catches aboard. He also had the distinction of capturing the smallest fish hooked, for which he received third prize-one dollar.

To Ed Sweeney went the reward of

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Some foreigners seem to hold the opinion that the greatness of this country lies in the extremes to which we go. This mayor may not be a compliment 10 us, though the foreigner seems to think it is. An American engineer received a request recently f rorn a friend abroad to send him data concerning a number of the extremes which have been reached in this country in engineering structures, and in return for some assistance rendered by the Editor of the "Scientific American" in rna kung this compilation, the compiler has sent us the data for publication.

Railroad Bridges.-The longest span is the cantilever bridge over theSt. Lawrance River, near Quebec. The spans are 515-1,800-515 feet. It contains 63,000 tons of steel. The next largest single span, but the longest if the bridge appr oa ch es are included, is the one over Hell Gate, New York City; the total length with approaches (some of which are stone arches) is 18,130 feet and it contains 87,000 tons of steel. The longest single span is 1,000 feet. The longest single structure steel bridge is probably the one at Kansas City, which is 1:k\ miles long.

Steam Locomotive.- The largest and most powerful steam freight locomotive ever constructed is the articulated Erie Triplex built by the B'a ld win Locomotive 'W orks. It has 12 pairs of driving wheels, four of which are under the tender, besides two-wheel leading and trailing trucks. The total wheel base is 90 feet, and it weighs with the engine and tender in working order, 853,050 pounds or about 426.5 short tons. It has a tractive force of 160,000 pounds when working compound. The tender has a water capacity of 10,000 gallons and a coal capac ity of 16 tons.

Electric Locomotive.-The largest electric passenger locomotives are those operated on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, developing 3,400 horsepower each, or 3,000 continuously, measuring 112 feet, 8 inches over all, and having a tractive force of 800 tons, over all grades up to 2 per c e n t. On a level track they will also haul the same tonnage at a speed of 60 miles per hour. The largest electric freight locomotives of the same railroad have a capacity to haul 3,000 tons up a 1 per cent. grade at 15.5 miles per hOUT, or the same load on 'a level track at about 30 miles per hour. The largest freight locomotives on the Norfolk & Western line are the singlephase-three-phase, consisting of two sections, weighing' together 540,000 pounds and having a motor capacity of 2,400 horsepower and a tractive force of about 135,000 pounds at 14 miles per hour.

Trains.- The longest freight trains in regular use are believed to be, those on the Erie Railroad, consisting of 80 to 90 cars, weighing about 70 tons each; the total length is about 3,400 feet, or about two-thirds of a mile. A test train of 251 loaded cars of a to tal weight of 17,912 short tons back of the tender, and a length of 8,547 feet, or about 1.6 miles, was pulled by this locomotive, but this is not regular practice.

The longest passenger train run occa-

sionally in commercial service on the Pennsylvania Railroad has 16 cars of 60 tons each, and a locomotive weighing 200 tons. The longest one run regularly has 12 cars. The longest freight train on that road has 135 cars of 70 tons each when loaded and a locomotive of 220 tons.

Incandescent Lamps. - The largest made commercially is a 2,500 watt lamp. Larger ones of possibly 4,000 to 5,000 watts have been made but not commercially.

Telephony.-The longest distance to which telephony over wires has been carried out is from New York to San Francisco by way of Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City and Portland (Oregon), a total length of circuit of over 4,700 miles. About ten telephone relay or repeater stations were used.

Buildings.-The highest office building in the' world is the Woolworth Building in New York City, which is 750 Ifeet high to the observation platform, the lantern being 42 feet higher. The largest in area is the Equitable Building in New York City, having a total floor space of 1,200,- 000 square feet, nearly one-twentieth of a square mile, or nearly 27 acres.-Scientific American.

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two dollars and fi it y cents for the largest fish caught. 0

John Tap house received the second prize for the second largest fish_':_one dollar and a half.

Our old-timer, Billy Preston, did love that skate (some fish).

WITH OUR VACATIONERS

Hank Larson picked out Lake George as the spot at which to while away the hours of his vacation. He returned as brown as the much-talked-of berry.

Joe Kearney says Brooklyn is goocl enough for him to spend his days of rest in.

Sam Crane Hale has returned from his vacation and so is Count Aime H. Beauchamp.

Harry Cowen tells us he spent his vacation along the Jersey Coast, went in swimming every day, and was never once sighted by a shark. Which only goes to orove that one can't believe all he reads in the newspapers nowadays.

Eddie Mittag wasted (beg pardon. whiled) away the hours of his leave of absence at his cottage in Highlands, N. J. T.hat's the life!

Kingston, N. Y., was the spot Hal Evans picked out for his days of rest.

Billy Bolger selected a town with a long name up in Connecticut. and Victor Gronbeck journeyed to the Catskills.

We have a card from Err et Van Hook informing us that he is canoeing, fishing, swimming, playing tennis, croquet and other exciting games at Lake Sebago, Maine.

AGENT KOVARIK'S THANKS Editor, INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN:

Sir-Just a few lines to inform the companions who are employed on the Subway and Manhattan Divisions of the Interborough, who attended the convention of the U. S. U. V. at Saratoga, July 3, 4 and 5, tha t I extend to them my sincere thanks and appreciation for the support they gave me at the M. O. S. convocation on July 4, when I was elected one of the Grand Trustees of the Grand Lair of the State of New York, Military Order of the Serpent. I remain,

Yours in F. P & H.,

EMIL KOVARIK.

The Subway ites can boast of a couple of .fine pinch hitters in Pete Smith and Mike Finnen.

Fred Steinbeck showed n e form against the Champions not so long' ago, defeating them 3 to 2.

Ca tcher El iffe of the can claim one distinction. a thlete in the League mustache.

General Office He is the only who wears a

Japan is such a mountainous country that it has to resort to intensive cultivation tn order to raise enough rice. In 1912 it used fertilizers to the value of more than $104,- 000,000.

Cortlandt Street Station, Sixth Ave. Line

This interesting picture shows one of the numerous recruiting signs on elevated stations-the Interborough's contribution-, to preparedness.

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The Chief Engineer's Department

A PROMISING YOUNG ATHLETE Typical of the spirit of the American boy, diminutive but efficient, William Schneider of the Chief Eng-ineer's Office, as a rezular attendant at the City Playgrounds in Hudson Park, Leroy and Hudson streets, won a first prize gold medal on July 4th in a SO-yard dash against twenty other boys, breaking the tape 6 yards ahead. Time, 60 seconds. Though he doesn't look it, William, who, by the way,

WM. SCHNErDER is Cdrummer boy

In ompany "B,"

Greenwich Village Boy Scouts, was 16 on March 5th. In his knee pants and everyday shoes he stands 4 feet 7 inches high and weighs 80 pounds, which was the minimum of the stipulations required for the race, 85 pounds being the maximum.

The above picture shows the industrious William as he looked at school two years ago. He says they used to take stamp photos of anyone who played hookey from school for the 'r ozues' gallery." which almost sounds like giving something away.

The above is a photograph of a :35-ton rrirder being hauled by 9 teams of horses On -l Lst street, between Lexington and Park avenues:' This g i rrl.er is to be used for the support of the p:-esent s-ubway and street at Grand Central o t at ron , in ('vll-ncction with the work of constructing- Section 1, Routes 4.3 and 26.

A SAD BEREA VE.1vIENT

In the July "Bulletin" we published a letter r ec c iv ed by Signal Engineer vv a ld r o n from Sergeant L. Woo dwo r th, Co mpa ny "D,'· 47th Regiment, while serving at Camp Beekman, and giving an account of an accident which befell him. Another letter since received tells of the Death of his baby girl of bronchial pneumonia.

On receipt of earlier intimation of the child's sickness Sergeant Woodworth applied for and was g ive n leave of absence by his Captain to visit his home in Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, but the little one, who had been stricken but twelve hours before, died before he reached her bedside, and was buried the next clay, Friday. July 2l.

:\Iuch sympathy is felt for .\'Ir. Woodworth, who has been Signal Repairman for five years, by his fellow workers and friends of the Clepartment in his loss.

"READY TO KILL"

Two weeks' vacation spent on the wooded hilltop bungalow camp at Towaco, N. J.. has put upon the face and arms of Albert Meyer of the Engineer's Office the proverbial coat of tan, to say nothing of ten pounds of avoirdupois upon his stalwart frame.

On a postal card to the office he said:

"Will be in Monday, ready to kill everything in the line of work." That's exactly what he's doing now.

A NEW ARRIVAL

E. Kelly of the Signal Dena r tm- n t is singing "She's a gosh darned wonderful girl." He has been the daddy of a baby p-irl we ig h ing nine pounds since Saturday, July 29. Doing well, thank you.

DAVID W. PATTERSON

We regret to record the death on Saturday, August 5, of David V'll. Patterson, Inspector in the Engineering Department, at the age of 72 years. ,VIr. Patterson had been in f a i l ing health for about a year and in June was retired on the Pension Rolls of the company.

The funeral took place at Woodlawn and was attended by the following employees of the department: J. 1\1. Van Clief, 1\1. C. Carswell, F. L. Armstrong, Chas. »: Decker, VV. J Stewart and Frank :McGovern. There were many t~kens of sincere sympathy in the shape o t floral pieces received at the house including a beautiful wreath from his a'ssociates in the Eng-ineering Department a nrl one from the Sunshine Committee.

Mr. Patterson's service with the Interborough .extendecl .over. a pe riod of 31) years, prior to which t i m e he was il'or three years in the employ of the N C'V York Loan and l m p r o ve m en t Company. w h ir h buil t the Second Avenue Line a n.l the Harlem Extension of the Sixth Avenue Line.

His was an h o no r abl e career and dev rtion to duty his \\ atchword. He leaves in the memorv of his innumerable frie Ids and co-workers a true example of faith'ul companionship. while his lo n s COf'nection with the Interborough Co~panv ;5 t h e best indication of the h iuh reo-ad ., which he was held b y vt h e officials"'"id those with whom he workecl.

Grape seeds, for which hitherto no use has been known, have been found to contain an oil which is especially valuable in the manufacture of soaps, and a South American refinery is making preparations to produce it on a large scale.

Curt or Courteous

By DAVID GIRSON, in" Baltimore and Ohio Employes Magazine"

Courtesy is the business of every man who meets the public in any capacity, be it ever so humble.

Courtesy becomes a part of his trade, to be applied in the face of resistance, the same as it is a part of a carpenter's trade to apply a jack-plane on cross-grained wood, knots and even an occasional nail-head.

The man at the ticket window, the local agent, the gateman, the conductor, the trainman, or an,y man whose business it is to come in individual contact with the public, if he becomes skillful in his work, must learn to restrain himsel f from often doing that which is every man's natural instinct to do in meeting discourteous, impatient and unreasonable people.

If he is unable to do this, he is unsuited 'by nature for his job, just as some men are unfitted by nature to learn the handling of tools; he must, in his own interest, find another job, "here he does not come in contact with the public.

Any man who comes in contact with the public will meet a lot of mean people. N early all people are mean at some time.

But-

Few people are mean at all times. The people who are mean in the morning are freqnently kind eriouch at night.

The man whose business it is to meet the public. who resists impatience with patience and temper with calmness, is zainino the resnect and sympathy of every witness of the situation, and the offender will reo ret his oct in his first moment of reasoning. . . .

The man who comes in contact with the public in any capacity has opportunities for a+vance-nent over those of the man ahove him in private office. His acts are a matter of nh"~rvatiof' on the part of t+e .p,'bPc; he has a natural opportunity for advertising his ability to the public that the man in the private office has not. The very man whose il1'~at;pnce he r er urn s with »aticnce rn n y be the one to take him by the hand, figuratively, and lift him to a better job.

Returning !2ood for evil is not just a religious law, it is a natural law; it is returning Efficiency for deficiency.

INTERBOROUGH· BULLETIN

Pleasing the Public

Since the last issue of the BULLETIN the following employees have been commended for excellency in the performance of their work. Everyone of. these communications reflect the increasing good will of our patrons. They mean, too, that every employee whose duties bring him into contact with the traveling public is exerting his influence in cultivating friends for the Company. This is most gratifying to the management, for it indicates we are more and more each day closer approaching the perfect public relations for which we are all st rivinz .

, Age;t' John H. Ingham, 91st street downtown station, Subway Division. commended for honesty by Miss Vera McLaughlin, of No. 231 \Vest 39th street.

Guard Thomas McHale, Subway Division, commended for cfticiency and curtesy by Mr. Henry B. F. Mac Far land, Evans building, Washington, D. C.

Guard Walter F. Boylan, Subway Division, commended for efficiency by Mr. F. W. Dunning, No. 2532 Greston avenue.

Guard George P. Benway, Subway Division, commended for curtesy by :VIr. J os. P. Wall, No. 686 Rhinelander avenue, The Bronx. This makes the seventh commendation credited to Guard Bonway.

Guard Patrick Conroy, Subway Division, commended for courtesy by .:Vlr. E. S. Prentice, No. 140 Broadway.

Guard Patrick J. Holmes, Subway Division, commended for courtesy by a passenger signing himself "One-Who Noticed."

Guard Michael J. Mannion. Subway Division, commended for courtesy by Mr. A. R Fr aucha nd, advertising manager, Fireman's Herald, No. 22S Fi fth avenue.

Gateman Martin Shapiro, Grand Central station. Subway Division. commended for efficiency and self-restraint in a very trying circumstances. by :'Tr. Isidor Levi, No. 154 Nassau street.

Gateman N atban Estes. acting agent.

Grand Central station. Subway Division, commended for honesty by Mr. M. 'Winter, manager. L. Fessel & Co., No. 40 Great J ones street.

Motorman John E. Walsh, Second Avenue Line. commended for vigilance in preventing what might have been a serious fire on ties in southbound track, south of Rivington street.

Motorman \Villiam T. Drew, Sixth Avenue Line, commended by Vice President D. 'vV. Ross for vigilance. As Motorman Drew was taking his train out of the Park Place station he noticed" fire in the Company's huilding at '\'0. 34 Murray street, and before proceeding made sure that a proper alarm had been given.

Conductor John T. Cundlo ch. Third Avenue Line. commended for efficiency by Me M. Lougheed.

Guard J Oh11 T. Benson. Sixth Avenue Line, commended for efficiency and courtesy by ;_/Ir. R. F. O. Fr ickenhaus. treasurer, C. G. Gunther's Sons. No. 391 Fi fth avenue.

Cua r d Thomas F. O'Connor. Third Avenue Line, commended for efficiency and curtesy by Miss Elizabeth C. Strauss, secretarv to Denuty Comntr oller. Department of Finance. New Yor k Citv.

Guard William Killion. Subway Division, commended by :\1 r. Henry Z. Harrison, for courtesy and efficiency..

COl-,d uctor ] oseph Zan fardino, Subway Division, commended by Miss Matilda Du B'Jurney, of :-0 o. IH West Ll5th Street, for courtesy and efficiency.

Conductor Morris Gr abowitz, Subway Division, commended for showing unusual interest in the comfort of his passengers.

Conductor )'1. Smilovitz, Subway Division,

commended by Mr. \OV. F. Burns, of ~ o. 27 Pine Street, for courtesy.

Guard A. J. McNeill, Subway Division, commended and rewarded by owner with $2 for finding and turning in lost property.

Agent :\Iichael King, Sixth Avenue line, commended by Mr. Leonard Sanmarcki, of No. 26U2 Broad way, for courtesy and l.oriesty.

RA YMOND JACKSON LEHMANN, AGE 7, AND JEROME WESLEY POLLACK, AGE 6, THE HANDSOME GRANDSONS OF GUARD MORRIS JACKSON, OF THE SIXTH A VENUE LINE

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INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN

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The Subway Division

Here are five patriotic and loyal employees of the Interborough. They are all members of the Subway Band and have just returned from a two weeks' encampment with the 9th Regiment at Fisher's Island.

Reading from left to right thev are:

Agent Furney, Guard De Martini, Guard Fuga rdi, Special Officer Phillips and Special Officer Regal.

La wn Party No. 3 Hedley Field Thursday, August 24 Band Concert Eleotric Illumination Dance Everybody invited

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All Interboro men: their wives,

mothers, children and sweethearts

SUNSHINE REPORT.

During the month of July, the following work was accomplished by the Subway Sunshine Committee:

Visited: Adam Duff, machinist, sick. Wm. Young, p ip efit te r, sick.

C. Atwood, carpenter, sick 11 months. A. Libia n, carpenter, sick several

months.

P. Roche, guard, in Harlem Hospital. Maintainer Hanley, sick several months.

Mrs. Mary Hynes, husband in hospital, left little cheer in the home.

A. Lieber, wire helpe; Mount Sinai

Hospital. .

Switchman Buckwalter, Dr. Moor-

head's case.

Daniel. Doyle, guard, sick.

F. C. Mott, gateman, deceased.

A. Maier, train clerk, acute indigestion.

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J. F. McCabe, guard, child hurt on a

merry-go-round. (McCabe is the Bul-

letin artist.)

G. Kuff, guard, sick.

J. Mielnik, carpenter, sick. G. Campanelli, deceased. N. Alpert, carpenter, sick. J. De Morea, jacker, sick. J. J. Hughes, sick.

A. Markowski, machinist's helper, severe cold.

T. Farrell, guard, in Harlem Hospital.

A. Boorstein, wife sick, Dr. Moorhead

interested. ,

L. Monti, guard, sick for some time. A. Marchette, guard, in St. Francis Hospital.

D. Weisglass, conductor, Mrs. Freund took up case.

B. T. Allen, recreation room clerk, ma-

laria.

Harold Luskin, injured. H. Kohlmeyer, sick.

B. Scully, severe cold.

D. Sullivan, conductor, hit by auto,

Harlem Hospital.

T. Ahearn, s e nt West. VI. J. Crier. rheumatism.

/>... Markowski, Lebanon Hospital.

F. Schultz, wife hurt, Dr. Mitchell

called.

W. Low, carbuncles. A. Krewoit, sick.

J. Kennedy, sickness at home. A. Skala ban, sick.

Mrs. Freund and nurses· made about 100 visits on Subway engineers who were sick.

Dr. Mitchell attended 7 cases.

The Committee also distributed $53.96,

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rent, invalid chair and general help. Sent witch hazel, tobacco, cards, papers and what not, to employees who are at the front. Sent all men Bulle tins, sent Bulletins to wives and passes for month. Assigned a sub-Sunshine Member to 12th, 69th, 7lst and 2d Field Art-illery at McAllen, Texas, to look after our boys, also have a doctor and clergyman interested in Sunshine work there.

Sunshine Member ]. F. Taylor reports as follows:

"During the month of July I visited the

following persons:

Atwood, Calvin, carpenter. Ahearn, Timothy, pipefit te r. Alpert, Nathan, carpenter. Bosky, J., machine helper. Doff, Adam, machinist.

De Mor ea, Joseph, jacker. . Goodnick, Isadore, machinist.

Grier, W. J., wireman.

Hughes, James J., carpenter.

Kr ewoi t, A., machinist.

Kohlmeyer, Henry, wireman. Kennedy, John, wireman.

Libian, Abraham, carpenter.

Lusskin , Harold W., wire helper. Low, William, foreman blacksmiths. Mielnik, John, carpenter. Markowski, A .. machine helper. Matola, George, car house helper. Skalaban, A., wire helper.

Scully, Bernard, wire helper. Schultz, Mrs. F., wife of machinist.

"In behalf of the mother of the late Giovanni Campanolla. who died on May 24. I called at the office of the National Accident Society, No. 320 Broadway, to learn if anything had been done in regard to the payment of the money of which she is the beneficiary in her son's insurance policy. The matter is being hastened along."

RECREATION ROOM STATISTICS.

During July at the Recreation Rooms of the Subway Division, 39,920 men enjoyed lunch. 10,260 played pool and 1,593 enjoyed baths. while 60,000 men visited and rested and enjoyed the rooms, read the daily papers and swapped stories.

SUBWAY MEN ON VACATION Trainmaster Hayes at Franklin, Ind. Trainmaster Broughton at Bloomingbury, Sullivan Co.

Dispatcher Hawkins at Bloomfield, N. J.

Dispatcher Gerrity (Queensboro) tour-

ing Long Island.

Dispatcher Damseaux at The Heights. Dispatcher P. Cusack in Maine.

Mo. Inst. Vv'aidler in Wayne Co., Pa. Asst. Mo. Inst. Bowes at Gloucester,

Mass.

W. ]. York, Station Inspector, at Annadale, N. J.

Dispatcher Matt Cusack at Saratoga Springs.

Dispatcher Wassman at Peekskill and Dispatcher Krusell touring through New York.

Agent Joseph Spiegel, of the Wall Street station of the Subway, desires, thrugh the BULLETIN, to acknowledge a reward of $S from Ward & Gow for apprehending and arresting two boys who broke into the stand at the south end of the uptown platform on Sunday morning, August 6.

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~AND THE WATCH CAME BACK : Guard J. Berkowetz, of the Bronx Park Division of the Subway, is a firm believer in the honesty of his fellow-employees as well as in his own luck.

Recently, while changing his clothes in the ward-room he inadvertently left his gold watch and chain in his duck suit and didn't discover the loss until a few hours later. Retracing his steps, great was his surprise to find that Wardrobe Clerk M. Arnolds had come across the precious articles and handed them to Despatcher Danseaux preparatory to dumping the suit in a basket with dozens of others en route for the company laundry to do a mangling stunt with.

Guard Berkowetz, in rejoicing over his luck, in a letter to Superintendent Merritt expresses his heartiest thanks to the "reliable Wardrobe Clerk Arnolds," and we quite agree with him.

SECRETARY SHEA'S THANKS Mr. J. J. Shea, Secretary of the New York Railways Association, writes:

I want to say a good word to the 'Subway Band for the excellent musical program rendered on the occasion of the twenty-first annual picnic of the Association held at Manhattan Casino, on Thursday, July 27.

On behalf of the Association, I desire to thank you, the leader, and the members of the Subway Band for the splendid manner in which the musical dancing program was rendered; I assure you it was greatly appreciated by all who attended the picnic.

MR. CORCORAN'S APPRECIATION Mr. A. P. Corcoran, Chairman Sun-

shine Committee, Subway Division,

writes:

"I wish to thank Mrs. Freund for the visits her daughter made to the Worneris Hospital to see my daughter Helen. She told me that she was real sunshine and enjoyed her VISits very much. She brought her a nice bouquet of flowers to cheer her. She said to me, "Papa, she is a dear and you ought to be proud of her."

HUTCHINS-BAILEY.

Switchman]' W. Hutchins, of the Subway Division, and Miss Ellen Bailey, were quietly married on Wednesday afternoon, July 26. The ceremony was performed at the Paulist Fathers' Church, 59th Street and Columbus Avenue.

Mr. Hutchins' fellow employees wish the happy couple all the joys of life.

Agent Wel1in, of the Subway Division, is enjoying a fine vacation .in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Conductor]. ]. Brown. of the Subway Division, who is at McAllen, Texas, has been transferred from Company H, 71st Regiment. to the Mounted Scout Division of the same regiment.

Guard W. A. Drake, of the Subway Division, who is a member of Company L, 69th Regiment. now at McAllen, Texas, writes that he is in good health and sends regards to all his .fellow employees.

J osenh Miller. G. P. Inspector at the Grand Central Station, Subway Division,

is the happy father of an eight-pound boy who arrived at his" house Sunday night, July 16. The newcomer has been christened Joseph, J r.

Guard Wm. Spratt, of the Subway Division, is rejoicing over the arrival at his house, on Thursday, Aug. 3, of a ninepound boy. The youngster has been christened William, Jr.

Tom Grove, chief time clerk in the superintendent's office of the Subway Division. is spending a very pleasant vacation in Montreal.

Guard T. J. Leonard, of the Subway Band, who is with the 69th Regiment in Texas, has made application to Superintendent Merritt for the position of Color Bearer with the Subway Band, whenever the place is vacant. A number of other employees are also looking for the same honor.

Miss Dorothy Bovee, granddaughter of Willis Bovee, of the 159th Street yards, is spending a very pleasant vacation in the mountain~t up-State.

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Sympathy is extended to Switchman H. Barthman, of the Subway Division, over the loss of his baby daughter who died of diphtheria at his home, No. 319 West 20th Street, on Thursday afternoon, July 27.

Agent W. H. Beam, of the Subway Division, resigned from the service a few days ago to accept another position.

In submitting his resignation to Superintendent Merritt Mr. Beam wrote:

"I want to thank you and all the officials of the company for their kind treatment and all the favor s that have been granted me while in the employ of the 1. R. T."

Porter L. B. McGrath, of the Subway Division, who came to the Interborough highly recommended, has resigned his position and will soon return to his old home in Jamaica, West Indies.

At 4 o'clock on the morning of Thursday, July 27, the stork visited the home of Towerman William H. Manning, Jr., of the Subway Division, and left a twelvepound boy. Mother and baby both in best of health. Mr. Manning says this boy will be named William H. the III.

When the group appears in the family album it will have to be explained thus:

"In the center Mr. William Henry, Sr., on our left is Willie and on the right Bill.

D. M. O'Gorman, base drum player in the Subway Band, enjoyed a few good days in Baltimore last week.

Matt J. Cusack. dispatcher Ninety-sixth Street Subway Division, has just returned from a fine vacation spent at Saratoga.

Phil Cusack of the Subway Division is now away. He started last Monday for the South and expects to visit most every place except McAllen, Texas:

LONG RIDES FOR A NICKEL

D. J. McGrath, Research Assistant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has made a study of the length of ride obtainable in the different American cities.

When one glances at the maps which have been compiled and notes that rides of 8 and 10 miles are available for a single fare in practically all the cities covered, and in some cases more than 15 miles may be ridden by transferring through the center of the city, one is led to wonder when this expansion of ride is going to be limited. Under the 5-cent fare system, the passenger riding 10 miles or more does so at the rate of less than 0.5 cent per mile. The often quoted low fares of European cities cannot begin to compare with this rate. In our American cities, of course, only a small proportion of the passengers ride these long distances, and the loss involved in transporting them is more or less made up by the profit upon the short rides. It must be remembered, however, that as the populations 01 the cities increase, more and more people spread aut into the outlying suburbs, while the more central territory approaches its maximum capacity to. house people. Consequently, the proportion of long riders may naturally be expected to increase, thus diminishing the passibility that the traction companies can continue to make both ends meet at a flat 5-cent fare. In the horse-car ·days of only a quarter of a century ago, when a few short and-often unconnected lines constituted ,the entire traction system of any particular city, the people were glad to pay a nickel even for the limited service.-Eectric Railway Journal.

BE ALIVE!

Be alive to your welfare. Noone cares for you as much as yourself.

If the street corner shouter tells you that he is your guardian, he lies way down in his throat and he knows it. He is looking out only for one man and that man is himself.

More lives of trespassers who will not keep off the track than of employees and passengers are lost on railroads of the United States every year from accidents.

Keep off the track! Safety first! Be alive to all that surrounds you. Safeg.uard your property, your health, your life, your children, your happiness.

Do it yourself. Think out your own problems. Listen to advice, but decide for yourself. You must foot the bill, and your judgment in nine cases out of ten will prove the safest.

Safeguard your patriotism from the assaults of the smooth-tongued demagogue, posing as the friend of the common people. Cast him out as a venomous

viper. .

Avoid the disturber who would make you disatisfied with your lot and put you at enmity with your employer with whom you should enjoy the friendliest relations in a co-operative spirit.

Above all safeguard your soul and conscience from the approach of anyone who proclaims that you have "no God and no master."-Leslie's FVeekly.

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Mrs. Robert Harris and Master Herbert Lester Harr i s, 8 months old, wife. and son of 'Mr. Robert Harris, Night Agent at the 59th Street Downtown Station of the Third Avenue line.

SWITCHMAN BRADY DEAD

On Wednesday morning, August 9, one of the yard force passing through the old yard section of One Hundred and Fiftyninth street, came across the body of Switchman John Brady, he having met death during the night in an unknown manner.

Switchman Brady was one of the most popular and well liked young men of the Western Division, always pleasant, with a kindly greeting and wave of the hand for all. He was in the prime of life, aged 25, and married. His widow has the sympathy of all. This being her second bereavement within the last thirteen months, having lost her first born.

Mr. Brady was buried Saturday morning, August 12, the funeral cortege moving from his late home, No. 2361 Eighth avenue.

A requiem was sung at St. ] oseph's Church, West One Hundred and Twentyfifth street. The pallbearers were: Thos. O'Connor, Michael ]. Sullivan, Lee Hebb. ] erry Driscoll, Michael Brady and Luke Brady, all friends and co-workers of the deceased.

A beautiful and touching tribute was paid the deceased in a wealth of flowers sent by friends, his fellow workmen and the Sunshine Committee of the Manhattan Division.

The Sunshine Committee, accompanied by the visiting nurse, made many trips to the bereaved honfe. doing much to assuage the grief of Mrs. Brady in the hour of her deep sorrow.

The Manhattan Division

]OINS THE MINISTRY

Mr. Edward D. Woo d, porter at the Bronx Park Recreation Room of the Third Avenue Line, and who has been a Deacon in The Union Pilgrim Rescue Mission Church at No. 231 East One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Street,was ordained at the Holy Ministry on Sunday evening, August 6. Rev. Vi ood has been a hard and steady worker all his life, and although his hours of duty have been long, he has found spare moments to devote to ·the s tur y of theology to advance himsel f to his present eminent position.

Rev. Wood possesses a sweet, sunny disposition. his broad, expansive face is always radiating with smiles. and he is never easy unless consoling or assisting some poor, tired unfortunate being who has strayed from the straight and narrow path. Manya man who had dr ift ed away, and who had practically become derelicts upon the sea of life, have been made to see the error of their ways, brought back to usefulness, and are now good citizens through the efforts of Rev. Wood.

Rev. Wood will preside at The Rescue Mission Church on East One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Street at 8 p. m. every Sunday, also at the prayer meetings every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p. m. He will be extremely pl eased to meet all of his old associates, and he extends a most cordial invitation to everyone.

:VIR. BLAKE LECTURES

ML William Blake, Porter at the Eightyninth Street Station of the Third Avenue line, delivered a lecture at Sharon Baptist Church. on East 103d Street, at 9.30 P. M .. Wednesday, July 12. Mr. Blake's subject was "What Has Africa Done?" The lecture covered a very wide scope, and dwelt upon the progress made in literature. art, education and athletics, and also expalined the wonderful courage of the African in times of war. The Church was filled to overflowin~, and the audience was spellbound by the silver tongued oratory of the lecturer.

SULLIVAN-SULLIVAN.

Guard D. J. Sullivan, of the Third Avenue line, is one of the most bashful and retiring employees on the Interborough's big payroll. That's the reason he had been a Benedict for over a month before he let anyone know it. Mr. Sullivan was married on June 8 last to Miss Nora Sullivan, of No. 387 Lenox Avenue. The ceremony was performed in St. Aloysius Church. West 132d Street, by Father Quinn. The happy couple are now receiving the belated congratulations of their many friends.

CULLEN-CULLEN.

Hand Switchman P. J. Cullen, of the Third Avenue line, and Miss Helen Cullen, of No. 761 East 1261h Street, were married on Tune 18 in St. Thomas's Church, 215th Street and White Plains' Avenue. Father Farrelly officiated. Like Mrs. D. J. Sullivan. Miss .Cullen has always approved of marrying, but she hesi-

tated to do so until she fell .in love with someone bearing her own surname.

Mr. Cullen, like his fellow employee' Mr. Sullivan, is also a bit bashful. That's the reason the secret of his marriage is only now becoming known.

WiALSH-REILL Y.

Guard]. P. Walsh, of the Third Avenue line, and Miss Margarette Reilly, of No. 28 Windfield Avenue, Jersey CitY'. were married on Sunday, ] uly 9, by Father Duffy, in St. Raphael's Church, 41st Street and 10th Avenue. They are now enjoying a honeymoon and re ceiving the congratulations of their many friends.

VAN DE 'NATER-]OHNSON.

Acting Agent Edgar Van De Water, of the Ninth Avenue line, and Miss Luella. Johnson, of No. 74 Lynbrook Street, Long Island, were married at the home of the bride on Wednesday, ] uly 26. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Dunn of the First M. E. Church of Lynbrook. The happy couple are now enjoying a delightful honeymoon followed by the best wishes of all their friends.

WAYRICK-LYNCH

Motorman F. E. Wayrick of the Third Avenue Line and Miss Mary Lynch were quietly married Saturday, July 29, at the English Lutheran Church, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth street and Park avenue, by the Rev. Dr. Canup. The happy couple are enjoying a honeymoon at Ocean Beach, Fire Island.

KELLY-NAGEL

Guard P. ]. Kelly. of the Second Avenue line. and Miss Nora Nagel, of No. 101 East Thirtv-ninth Street. were married on Tuesday, August 1, by Father Doherty in St. John's Church, Seventy-second Street and Second Avenue. An enjoyable honeymoon was spent at Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

TUCKER-BALSER

Mr. Louis Tucker, Agent at the First Street Uptown Station of the Second Avenue line. and 'Miss Rose Balser were married on .T uly 27. The 'honeymoon was spent sightseeing in and around New York. The young couple are being kept busy receiving the congratulations of their many friends.

SLATTERY-FRAWLEY

Guard P. J. Slattery. of the Third Avenue line, and Miss Agnes Frawley, of Bayshor e, Long Island. were married by Father Byrne in St. Patrick's Cathedral on Friday. ] uly 14. Their honeymoon is being spent in and around the city.

:'IIr. James A. Goldman, Porter at the Fourteenth Street Station of the Third Avenue line, is spending six weeks' leave of absence visiting parents at Roanes, Va. "Jim's" mother is noted throughout the State of Virginia for her excellent cooking, and he says that "it is absolutely necessary for him to take at least a month everv summer visrung the old folks, and sampling his mother's fancy dishes."

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~IOTOR BOAT ROl'LIE.

The Ro n l te is owned by Mo tor ma n J. Rosenstine of the "!\~inth Avenue Line. Her engineer is W. Stumple, also a Ninth Avenue motorman.

APPRECIATION.

The following card received by the Sunshine Committee of the Manhattan Division is self-explanatory:

The family of the late Mrs, Cornelia E.

Peel acknowledge with grateful appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.

Mrs. Peel was the mother of Motorman Charles F. Peel, of the Third Avenue line, a tried and true employee who has been with the company for years.

Motorman A. G. Brown and wife are spending a month's vacation at his old home, Laconia, N. H.

Guard W. G. Brown, of the Third Avenue line, spent a d e lig htful vacation at Navesink, N. Y. He says the fishing up there is fine.

Patrick M, Purtell, the night station master at City Hall station, Third Avenue line, displays Quite an expansion of the chest these days. The cause of this is a' nine-pound boy that was presented to him by his wife on Sunday, July 23.

The stork visited the home of Agent E. Kovarik, Second Avenue line, at 11 :50 p. m., on Thursday, July 27, and left an eight and a Quarter pound girl, which the proud father has named Vera Anna.

Mr. P. V. O'Dea. Day Agent at the Eighty-fourth Street Uptown Station of the Third Avenue line, has been absent sick for some time, but is now very much improved in health and is convalescing at Atlantic Highlands, N. J Mr. O'Dea writes that he expects to be back on the job in the near future.

Mr. vVilliam R. Jewett. Night Southbound Transfer Agent at the 149th Street Station of the Third Avenue line, but at present a Sergeant in Company "H" of the Seventyfirst Regiment, writes to friends from MeAllen, Texas. that he is enjoying life on the border, and wishes to be remembered to all the boys.

Mr. James Donohue, Special Platformman at the 129th Street Station of the Third Avenue line, has resumed dutv after spending two weeks' vacation at Far- Rockaway.

Mr. Junius Berry, Porter at the City Hall Station of the Second Avenue line, is absent spending six weeks' leave of absence visiting his parents and old sweethearts at his native home, Zanonia, Va,

Mr. Zeno Richly, Station Master at the Bronx Park Station of the Third Avenue line, has resumed duty after spending two weeks' leave of absence at Sayville, L. 1.

Mr. Charles J. Martin, Special Platformman, Third Avenue line, with his wife, is spending three weeks at Urlton, Greene County, N. Y.

Mr. ]. F. Lecky, Agent at the Eightysixth Street Downtown Station of the Second Avenue line, is spending three weeks' vacation at Lake Huntington, Sullivan County, N. Y.

Mr. P. J. Kirr ane, Acting Agent, Second A venue line, is enj eying two weeks' vacation at Lake Huntington, Sullivan County. N. Y.

Mr. W. \\T. Rogers, Day Agent at the City Hall Station, Second Avenue line, has returned, looking hale and hearty, after spending two weeks in Portland, Me. YIr. Rogers reports having had a very enjoyable time.

M r. r. Herz f eld, Agent at the 134th Street Station of the Third Avenue line, with his wife, has returned after spending two weeks at Loch Sheldrake, Sullivan County, N. Y.

Mr. A. Bortle, Day Agent at the 166th Street Station of the Third Avenue line, is spending a. month on his farm at Claverack, N. Y.

Mr. Carl Woolstaedter, Day Agent at the Eighteenth Street Uptown Station of the Third Avenue line, with his wife, is enjoying two weeks' vacation at Far Rockaway.

Mr. A. Gavin, Special Platformman at the Forty-second Street Station of the Second Avenue line, has returned from Atlantic City, where he has been sojourning for a week. Mr. Gavin reports having had a delightful trip.

A FACT

Many a conductor or motorman has charged up an accident to "Hard luck" when "Poor judgment" would really come a whole lot closer to the mark.

The chance-taker IS the accidentmaker!

Your body is a big part of your capital. Don't invest it in the "Bank of Careless Habits."-Ottowa Exchange.

Voluntary Relief Department

BENEFITS PAID DURING MONTH OF JULY, 1916

Manhattan Railway Division

36 Accident Disablement Benefits Paid $ 305.50

175 Sickness Disablement Benefits Paid 2,775.00

2 Sickness Death Benefits Paid 1,000.00

Subway Divesion

8 Accident Disablement Benefits Paid $ 65.00

1] 0 Sickness Disablemen t Benefits Paid 1,400.50

General Office

$4,080.50

$1,465.50

1 Accident Disablement Benefit Paid $ 3.50

1 Sickness Disablement Benefit Paid........................ 60.00

$63.50

Total Benefits Paid J 111y, 1916.................. . . . . . . . . $5,609.50

TOTAL PAYMENTS FEBRUARY 1, 1907, TO JULY 31, 1916, INCLUSIVE

Accident Disablement Benefits Paid $ 41,356.25

Sickness Disablement Benefits Paid 355,224.50

Accident Death Benefits Paid...................... . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 24,894.00

Sickness Death Be n efit s Paid 276,943.85

Grand Total $698,418.60

LOAN FUND, JULY, 1916

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Loans Made During the Month,

Manhattan Railway Division : .

Subway Division .

General Office (Monthly Payrolls) .

Amount $ 870.00 632.00 95.00

Total 65

Loans April 1, 1914, to July 1. 1916 .L,763

Total to August 1, 1916 1,828

Payments April 1, 1914, to August 1, 1916 , 1,588

$ 1,597.00 46,230.50

$47,827.50 44,267.60

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Outstanding August 1, 1916.............................. 240

$ 3,559.9Q

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INTERBOROUGH BULLETIN

In a' Lighter Vein

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MAKING IT UNANIMOUS

I t was married men's night at the revival meeting.

"Let all you husbands who have troubles on your minds stand up!" shouted the minister at the height of his spasm.

Instantly every man in the church arose except one.

"Ah!" exclaimed the minister, peering out at this lone individual, who occupied a chair near the door. "You are one in a million."

"It ain't that,' piped back this one help-' lessly as the rest of the congregation gazed suspiciously at him. "I cant get up; I'm paralyzed."-Exchange.

GETTING AT HIS MOTIVE.

"Will you have my seat?" he inquired politely.

"On the grounds that I am aged and decrepid?" the woman asked.

"No, indeed, madam." .

"That I am young and beautiful a nd possibly not averse to a flirtation?"

"Certainly not. That is-"

"Then it must be because you are a gentleman, in this respect differing from the fat person on the left hand an d the scrawny specimen on the right. I am ?,Iad to learn your pr'inciples, sir, but here IS my street. Good day."-Boston Transcript.

PASSED UP THE DEMI TASSES.

A couple of men from the rural districts were in the city for a big celebration. They went into a cafe for supper. They ate a good meal and at the conclusion, Louis, who waited on them, said:

"Shall I bring you a couple of demi tasse s ?"

One of them favored the demi tasses

but the other demurred: '

. "I wouldn't care myself," he said, "but lik e as not some galoot as knows us will come in and see 'em sitting here with us and tell our wives." So they passed up the demi tasses.-Facts and Fancies.

PROSPECTS DOUBTFUL P~nelope-Did the play have 'a happy

ending?

Percival-How should I know? Penelope-You saw it, didn't :you? Percival-Yes, but the hero and the

heroine married each other.- ] udg e.

PRESERVING THE OLD LIBEL Mike: I did an extraordinary thing today. I had the last word with a woman.

Ike: That so? How'd ,it occur? .

.. Mik,e: Coming home on the car I said, Won t you have my seat madam?"-The Siren.

HE FELT GRATEFUL

"I have never owned any automobiles," said the man who hadn't yet paid for his home, "but I can say one thing in praise of them."

"What is that?" inquired Henderson. "They have made mortgages respect·able."- Judge.

PARTIAL COURSE

One young man who was highly sensitive about an impediment in his speech went to a stammerers' institute and asked for a course of treatment. The professor asked him if he wanted a full or partial course.

"A p-p-artial c-c-our se."

"To what extent would you like 'a partial course?"

"Enough s-so that whe-when I go to a f-f-florist's and ask for a c-c-chh-chrys-santh (whistle) e-rn-mum, the th-thing won't w-wilt b-before I g-get it."-Baltimore Trolley News.

LENDING HIS EAR

At a dinner given in the home of a prominent family one evening recently, the six-year-old son of the house was permitted to sit next to his father. After the hosts's wife had made several unsuccessful attempts to attract her husband's attention, she finally said:

"Dan, will you lend me your ear for a moment?"

Whereat the little son quickly turned to his father and said:

"Go 'long Daddy and lend it to her, then you won't have to wash it."Thomas N. Miranda.

LIVE FOR SOMETHING Live for something, have a purpose, And that purpose keep in view;

Drifting like a helpless vessel, .

Thou canst ne'er to life be true.

Half the wrecks that strew Life's ocean, If some star had been their guide, Might have long been riding safely, But they drifted with the tide. -Exchange.

THE LAW OF AVERAGE

Two boys. 'one a Jew and the other Irish, both received a dollar bill for Christmas.

They started out the next day' together and little Mike spent some of his dollar in the first store they came in. .

Levi, however, simply asked to have his dollar changed into nickels and dimes.

Going to another store, Levi had a clerk change his money back into a dollar bill.

"What makes you keep changing your money, Levi?" asked Mike.

"Sooner or later some von is goin' to make a mistake," replied Levi, "un it ain't going to be on me."-Disston's Crucible.

EXPLICIT

"When 1 don't want a man's attentions and he asks me where I live, I say in the suburbs."

"Havha l Excellent. But where do you really live, Miss Brown?"

"In the suburbs, Mr. Short."-Atlanta Journal.

SCRATCHES

Algy went out to shoot bears. Algy met a bear.

The bear was bulgy;

The bulge was Algy.-Exchange.

STENOQRAPHERS

A stenographer is the only woman in existence who can be dictated to for any length of time without causing bloodshed.

A stenographer is not chosen for her good looks (as is generally supposed), but for her ability to translate the thoughts of an employer who is not able to express himself with a fountain pen.

A stenographer has many bitter experiences and heavy trials-among which is the absent-minded dictator, who starts a long, serpentine sentence, breaks off in the middle to think of something else, and then demands that the last four pages be read aloud! This probably accounts for the look of settled melancholy on the faces of so many stenographers, who would otherwise be as gay and care-free as humming birds.

The chief implements of her profession are a notebook, a collection of soft lead pencils, and an occasional gleam of human intelligence.

A short, perkv form of conversation is used, which is known as "shorthand," and resembles the epitaph on the tomb of Rameses II. This is given a free translation-so free that it sometimes runs away with the context, and what is left is run through the typewriter.-By One of Them in New Orleans Railway and Light Company's Energy.

HOW HE ENJOYED IT

"Sir," said the young man with enthusiasm as he seized the lecturer's hand and shook it warmly, "I certainly enjoyed your lecture last night very much indeed."

"I am glad to hear that," said the lecturer, "but I didn't see you there."

"N 0," admitted the youth, "I wasn't there."

"But." said the' puzzled speaker, "how could you enjoy my lecture if you were not present?"

"Oh, I bought tickets for my girl's parents and they both went."-Ladies' Home Journal.

IRWIN COBB'S BEST STORY

Speaking of stories in Everybody's Maaazine, Irwin Cobb states that the finest story he ever heard was about a long, lanky darky, who was lying in the sun outside a manufacturing plant at San Antonio, Texas. The noon whistles blew and the employees commenced to stream out, each on the way to his home for dinner. The darky stretched himself. turned over with a view to baking the other side with the following soliloquy:

"Tes'<my luck! To most white folks dat whistle means dinner. but to me it only means twelve o'clock."

KNEW PERFECTLY WELL

The small daughter was industriously ironing her doll clothes when her mother entered.

"It's wrong to work on Sunday. Have you forgotten the Lord sees you?"

"This isn't work. And if the Lord does see me. he knows perfectly well this iron is cold."-Judge.