Fort Wayne Sentinel (Newspaper) - June 21, 1915, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Aonaay, June 21» 1916.
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SHOP AND RAIL ROAD NEWS
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Ab a result of a work started during Ihe 1913-1914 holidays by Enffineer M. Gr. Flagle, of the Lake Erie and West-, era, and W. O. Thompson, of Buffalo, district master car builder of^ the Kcw York Central, who was here on a visit at that time, several large pictures rep-resentinc eight of the ten enffines owned by the Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saidnaw, and all but one of the forty-eifrht men at Fort Wayne in the employ of the company in 1877 and the officers of the company, are in existence. One of these most interesting and historic pictures adrons the wall at the home of Engineer M. G. Flagle, 212 West Third street. It is interesting to all who look upon it, but particularly interesting to the older people avIio ■worked on the road at that time or re-niember the people Avhose portraits are reproduced in the group.
Of the men represented, twenty-two are deceased, eighteen ar known to be living today and the whereabouts or fate of eight of the others are unknown. The list includes: P. B. Loomis, the president, dead; W, B. Beanier, master of transportation, now residing in Loa Angeles; Uncle Dave Smith, master mechanic, dead; H. Bromley, general freisriit agent, dead; 0. F. Jordon. road master, dead; Harry Ettinger, fireman, now master mechanic of the Decatur shops of the Wabash; W. 0. Thompson, engineer, now district master car builder of tlie iiew York Central, with headquarters at Buffalo; Ed Yerrick, ^Maurice Hickey and Frank Smith, firemen, now engineers and the only ones shown in the grou,) who are still in service on the road: Milt G. Flagle, fireman, now engineer on the L. E. &, W.; Engineers J. Winner, F. E. Dilla, Frank Bell, J. W. Reading and John Young, still living; Engineers George Hutchins, George Critchfield. Dolph Paradise, John Flagle and L. J. Wheeler, deceased; Firemen William and Hank Smith, Billy Figel, Oscar Kil-patrick, who are known to be dead, and Firemen Frank Hastings and Frank Ackerly, still living; Traininen George Mogford, L. L. Fitch. J. R. Listrun and Charles Hendricks, living, and Horace Cooper, Dan Hickey, George Hewitt and Ed Bailey, deceased; Gibb Finch, superintendent of bridges and buildings, dead; Jacob Rau, machinist, dead; Charles Parr, retired and now working for city park board; Frank Bell, living; Beorge Carter, Chris Bestel and Fr-ink Barney, all dead, and the following whose whereabouts are unknown: A^'al-\er Carr, Nett Gee, Chris Schweitzer, Charles Mesler and Charles Schwartz.
In those days the engines were known by name and the eight represented in
the picture were "Jonesville," "Reading," "Angola," and "E, A. Webster,"' passenger engines; "H. H. Smith," "Fort Wayne," "A. H. Hamilton" and "E. O. Grosvenor," freighters. All were wood burners, had no injectors and had to run to pump water for the tank. The passenger engines, however, were equipped with the old straight air brake system, which had an eccentric on the driving shaft for puiaping air into the receiver. Each engine had copper Hues and was elaborately trimmed with brass, Avhich the fireman had to keeij clean and "shining" if he wished to retain his job.C. D. WHEELER RESIGNS.
tion to the articles handled at the store. The Lake Shore has agreed to build a side track to the yards. The opening of the store in the Randall building, on Harrison street, is being delayed by the late arrival of materials for enameliug the shelves and tables and it is now said that the store will not be thrown open to business until the latter part of June or first of July. The several thousand dollars worth of goods purchased will be placed on the shelves this week.BIG TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA.
Agent John F.. Ross, of the Pennsylvania, sent thirty-five people on the way to California today. The party went in three sections, some on No. 23 at 10 o'clock, some on 21 and others on l!>. This was the largest number of California passengers to leave the city in a single day since the Panama-Pacific exposition opened up.PRESIDENT REA TO CHICAGO.Quits Electric Works to Take Better Position East.COAL AND WOOD.
C. D. Wheeler, well known in industrial, social and jMasonic circles in Fort Wayne, has resigned a position at the Fort Wayne Electric works he filled most capably for a number of years and July 5 will take the position of advertising manager and assistant sales manager of the Santo Manufacturing company, of Philadelphia. The company is extensively engaged in the manufacture and sale of the Santo Vacuum cleaners. Mr. Wheeler has been in the employ of the Fort Wayne Electric works a number of years, coming here soon after graduating from the Michigan State university at Aim Arbor. For the past six years ho has been at the liead of the adverti.sing dei)artment of the big concern on Broadwav. Ho is a Shriner and is the manager of the Shrine band. He is also president of the Electro-Teclinic club, of which he is a charter member, and it was through his eftorts that some of the best lecturers and entertainers were brought here under the auspices of the club. Socially he is a prince and his associate.s at the Fort Wayne Electric works, while rejoicing in liis promotion, regret very much his intentions to leave the city.
A special train running as the second section of Pennsylvania train No. 25 and carrying President Samuel Rea and Vice President J. J. Turner, passcvl through the city at an early hour this morning. The officials, traveling in the same manner, will return to Pittsburg tonight, passing thrut:gn Fort Wayne about 3 o'clock.S. D. CRIST TO COUNTRY.
Pennsylvania Engineer S. D. Crist went to'the country near Monroe today to spend a month on the farm, recuperating after a serious illness. Seven weeks ago Mr. Crist was stricken with paralysis and for awhile was entirely helpless. He is greatly improved, but will not be able to work for some time.SEVENTY-THRElfi -fEARS OLD.
Bernard F. Sjieigel. janitor at the Wabash master mechanic's oilice, was sev-enty-tlirce years old yesterday, thougn he 'doesn't look it. ]Mr. Spiegel gets around with the agility that would be a credit to a nuin not over fifty. He is now on the forty-third year of his service at the Wabash shops.NEW BOATS IN SERVICE.BROTHER PROBABLY DROWNED.
Mrs. 0. P. Snoop, wife of the Pennsylvania gang foreman, was called to Cleveland last Thursday by a telegram stating that it was feared lier brother, Fred Schneider, had been drowned in Lake Erie. Yesterday IVEr. Snook received word that the missing man had not showed up. Instead a search resulted in the finding of the boat that he and hi.s comrade, had taken out when they left the harbor; also his hat and a bottle of bait wliich Mr. Schneider had taken with him. The boat, which wa-s upside down, and the hat were found on Willoughby beach, where a tidal wave Sunday swept them to the shore. Another boat, which was known to have been occupied by a man, was found upturned on the beach also, but the man was missing. -Mr. Schneider was married and had a daughter. The Avidow and other relatives fear that he has been drowned.SHOPS CLOSED THIS AFTERNOON.
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Fome of the shops, including the Pennsylvania and the Western Gas works, shut down completely tlii.s afternoon to give the employes opportunity to witness the hig parade. Those sliops which did not close gave the employes permission to be absent this afternoon and n-.any of the men took advantage of the privilege. Tlie Pennsylvania blacksmith sho]) closed at <S o'clock, but not on account of the Lincbln higlnvay doings. The wliitewashers were at work in that shop and they showered the men with whitewash until they gladly requested a suspension of operations for the day.WILL TAKE FIRST BIG TRIP.
Eobert C'owen, the engineer wlio tests all engines after they have been repaired before they are tuined over to the operating department for business on the Pennsylvania, and who aiwavs works nnless he is sick, is taking his first vacation of any importance. This evening Engineer Cowen will leave for the south, via Cincinnati, and after a visit to some of the leading cities in Texas and Florda, will go east to make a tour of tlie important cities on the sea coast. These will include Baltimor?, Atlantic City, New York and Boston. i\Ir. Cowen has worked for the Pennsylvania over a third of a centxiry.NEW FACES IN FEDERATION.
Tlie following new faces appeared at the meeting of the I'ort Wayne Federation of Labor at the last meeting: Silas Miller, Tentli ward councilman, representing the carpenters; .J. B. Anderson, cigarmakers; Oscar W. Miller, machinists: Mrs. Etta Omerod, Women Union Labor league; Leo' ]\iorford and O. B. Allen, Electrical Workers; George Schoppmann, Beer Wagon Drivers.BUYS A COAL YARD.
When the Union Co-operative Department Store company commences business in Fort Wayne it will take over the Anthony coal yard at West Main street and the Lake Shore tracks and will also sell all kinds of coal in addi
Agent F. C. Eggers, of the Wabash has been advised that "The City of Cleveland"' and the "City of Detroit, of the D. & C. line, will commence a daily service, the former on June 20 and the latter on June 25, between Detroit and Buffalo.attend a Wabash federation meetinir at St. Louis.O. P. Reese, assistant to General Motive Power Supt. D. F. Crawford, of the Pennsylvania, left this morning tdi Pittsburg, after spending Sunday with relatives in the city.
Machinist C. A. Agster, of the Wabash, entered upon a taree monthsMeaye of absence this morning. The time will be spent mainly out of the city and Mr. and Mrs. Agster will leave some time this week for a tour of the eastern cities.
Engineer C. A. Prince, of the Pennsylvania, is celebrating a joyous event. Yesterday a grandson was born to him, the parents being Nickel Plate Fireman and Mrs. Charles Prince. The happy grandpa has gone to a lake near Cold-water, Mich., to remain a month witu his daughter, who is occups'ing a cottage there with , her husband.
R. J. Fisher is at his desk in the office of the Bass Foundry and Machine company, after an absence of two weeks. He attended the conventions of tiie Master Mechanics' association and the Master Car Builders' association. at Atlantic City, returning home Thursday night and leaving immediately for Pitta-burg on business for the company.
Roy W. Ashley left today for Winchester, where he will take up tlie study of electrical engineering with Prof. C. F. Harding and continue at it until August 1, when he will take employment at the Central station, Chicago. The young man graduated from Purdue university, electrical engineering course, this spring. Before entering Purdue university he graduated from the Fort Wayne High school.
Mrs. ilenry Shuster, wife of the Pcnn.sylvania shop carpenter foreman, is making phenomenal progress towards recovery at her home, 1339 Scott avenue. Mrs. Shuster's case is remarkable. After submitting to a most serious surgical operation at the Lutheran hospital, she was able to leave the institution in two weeks and go home. The rapidity of her recovery was regarded mar%'elo)is to the surgeon and the hospital attendant.«.INDUSTRIAL NOTES
Joseph Grable is a new messenger at the Pennsylvania machine shop office.
Passenger Fireman P. J. Broderick, oi the Pennsylvania, is sick and off duty.
Pennsylvania Fireman G. P. Gunder has taken a furlough and will spend it out in the country.
]\Iachinist E. J. Errington, of the Pennsylvania shops, has gone to Chicago for a visit.
Sickness in his family is keeping ^Ma-ehinist W. B. Thompson from his Avork in the Pennsylvania shops.
Supt. W. M. Wardroy, of the Pennsylvania, is in Pittsburg today on business for the company.
Machinist W. E. Hanson, of the Pennsylvania tool room, is off duty on account of the serious illness of his wife.
F. S. Hunting and A. A. Serva, of the Fort Wayne Electric works, are cast on business for the company.
Ben Mellinger, clerk in the Leeuw grocery on Pioneer avenue, has returned from an eastern trip.
G. H. Spiegel, the veteran Broadway grocer, wlio was taken very ill ei^ht weeks ago. is up and around again with good prospect of complete recovery. He is seventy years old.
C. S. iioffman, a messenger at the Pennsylvania erecting shop, resumed that (iutv this morning, after attending a wedding of his cousin in Aurora, Ind., last Thursday.
Frank Schaffer, macliinist in the Pennsylvania airbrake room, returned home yesterday, after a visit in Virginia. Mrs. Schaffer was with her husband.
Baggagemaster Louis Leussenhop, of the Wabash passenger station, and his family, were guests of relatives at Woodbiirn over Sunday.
Next Thursday Pennsylvania Engineer J. S. Nelson and his wife will go to Indianapolis to visit a few days. They will make the trip in an automobile.
C. O. Sweeney, of the Pennsylvania shops, appeared there this morninc with the news that he had been presented with a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilhelm and their children will leave this evening for Buffalo, N. Y., to visit his brother and otlier relatives.
The painters continue to increase their membership. At tlie last meeting they iiad one reinstatement, three initiations and four applications for membership.
E. R. Byers, who resigned a position at the Bass blacksmith shop eight montlis ago to engage in other work, resumed his former place in the 'smith shop this morning. He is a "slabman."
Herold Lipes, a clerk at the Bass works' office, resumed that duty this morning. He was south on a vacation trip last week, visiting Cincinnati and some of the other important cities.
Machinist James A- Lechler resumed work in the Wabash shops this morning after an absence of two Aveeks,- spent in Buffalo and Detroit. IVIrs. Lechler was with her husband in botli cities. The latter part of the week Mr. Lechler willMAm AS ClEAmHG EWill Be One of Leaders as a Distributing Point to Far East.
President George C. Taylor, of the American Express company, gavo on^ the statement today, that, in view of the active trend of American capital and American merchandise toward the Orient, the company has decided to add to its 'round the world chain of offices by establishing new branches at Manila, P. I., and at Hong Kong, China. Following immediately upon the semiofficial visit to this country of the Chinese industrial commission for the purpose of filling the gap left in Chinese commerce by the upheaval of the European exporting interests, the announcement is particularly significant.
"If ever the United States is to take its proper place as an exporting nation to China and southern Asia," said Mr. Taylor, "the best time to do it is when the door is wide open and when the outside world is seeking for what we have to offer. This is emphatica,lly so in the case of establishing new connections with eastern peoples who as our merchants have discovered, cling conservatively to the pathways of trade to which they have become accustomed.
"We are the only nation at present with a free hand to whom they can look for permanent commercial ties. Already American interests have succeeded in making Manila a commercial center of considerable magnitude. Mr. R A, Foulks, of our European service, whom the American Express company sent to the Orient to make a first-hand survey of the situation, reports to us that Manila as the headquarters for American interests has m.ode remarkable progress and is becoming a factor to be reckoned with as the trade center of the far east. We believe we are safe in asserting that it will be a matter of only a few years when Manila will be among tho leaders as a clearing house for American trade. Our investigations were thorough, including not only the problems of transportation, but the vital issue of exchange facilities, banking conditions and credits. Hitherto American exporters have been carr>'ing on their business largely through iEuropean banks with Asiatic branches. The dominant exchange has been pounds sterling. In establishing its new branch houses at these two centers, which are only two days' sail apart, it is the purpose of the American Express company not only to perform such financial services as it is now doing nt its European offices, but to act as an intermediary between United State's manufacturers and Asiatic importers.
"American trade is doubly welcomed at this time throughout all of southern Asia. China is hungrj' for American capital and with the establishment of a permanent form of republican government Ave are convinced that China will soon prove as rich and profitable a field for American exporters as it haa proved in the past for Europe. Tt is also
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A mob of about 200 men and women of all ages and a considerable sprinkling of children was gathered at Harrison and Killea streets, at 4:30 Sunday afternoon, raging against Wilbur Cockran, an 18-year-old pervert, when Motorcycle Oflicer Dan Kintz arrived and saved the yoimg man from threatened harm by taking him in custody and calling the patrol wagon.
Cockran, who is a student at the International Business collego and boards with a relative in the first residence on the north side of Killea street, east of Harrison, had been making an indecent spectacle of himself from an open window in his home. His degenerate performance was so flagrant and shocking that news of it was soon noised in the neighborhood and the gathering of residents soon became a mob that was decidedly ugly in its spirit. The house where Cockran resides was completely surrounded to prevent his escape and there were threats of summary punishment when the call was sent to police headquarters by cooler heads.
At the home of Louis Altevogt, 29(H South Harrison street. Miss Altevogt was entertaining her Sunday school class of young ladies nnd Cockran directed his offensive actions at them as well as to ladies who passed along the street, ^^^len men passed he withdrew from the window. Joseph Haas, 212 Killea street, was a witness of Cock-ran's behavior and he filed the affidavit against the degenerate youth.
In the city court, Monday morning, Cockran was arraigned on a charge of indecent exposure and refused to enter a plea and one not gnilty w-as entered for him. Ho said he did not know whether or not he had committed the offenses alleged against him. Offirer Kintz, Mr. Haas and ^fr. Altevogt gave their testimony and the case was continued until Thursday. Cockran went to jail in default of $300 bond. Mr. Altevogt and others say that the youth has committed his offenses for the past four Sundays. Report of it had been made to the house where ho resides, but his conduct did not cease. Cockran's home is at Burket, Ind.Wtere Prowling Around Pay Car.
Steve Kickrig was the name given by a 17-year-old youth arrested Sunday night by Officer Strasser of the Pennsylvania special police and was one of three men seen prowling around the
Pennsylvaiiia paj- car which stood on the elevation near Calhoun street. Officer Strasser said he had first seen the men in close conversation in the alley between the north side of the riglit of way and McDonald's Calhoun street saloon. They separated and he went out of the car to investigate and ran into Kickrig and another man. He questioned them and told them to get off the railroad property, when one of the men said, "Get him," nnd Strasser got busy first, knocking Kickrig down and badly cutting his head. The officer then started in pursuit of the other man, who got away. Kickrig got up and ran, liut was later arrested by Patrolman Kammer. Kickrig says he came from Detroit. Officer Strasser and another Pennsylvania patrolman had been detailed to guard the car during the night. Kickrig was continued on a vagrancy charge until Thursday under $100 bond.Other City Court Cases.
Guy Hollinger, George Ellis, Ephraim Johnson, -Henry Schlagle, Scott Baker and Ed Crest, drunks, were turned loose.
Andrew Kelly took his employer's pony team out to give himself and a companion a Sunday joy ride. They got a gallon of Hoffman'-s well-knoVn cider and when the police caught up Avith Kelly he was fast asleep in his buggy at Calhoun and Grand streets. He drew $1 and costs.
Louis Walter came to town Saturday and drank too much and was arrested. He was fined $1 and costs and went to jail.
Judge Kerr assessed a fine of $10 and costs against Joseph Shoecraft. the Eureka street colored man, who was arrested last Friday for altering gas connections in order to steal fuel for his stove. He paid his fine, giving a promise to keep out of trouble.
Earl Henser, aged 16, was arraigns on a charge of petit larceny .for stealing a revolver from the trunk of the late Michael Dillon, the Baltes hotel clerk who died suddenly several days nco. Henser stole the weapon and three shirts and pawned the revolver for $2. His case" was taken under advisement.
You will instruct your officers to be on the lookout for all persons discharging fireworks or lirearins sooner than the tliird of July. If caught in the act you may issue a warning for the first time. For a repetition of the offense, they must be brought in and prosecuted for a vioUxtion of the city ordinance which forbids tho exi)iosion of fireworks until Jaly 4."
Chief Lcnx asks for the hearty co-operation of all tho police department and the public in gonoral to make tlie celebration of the Fourth of July safe for all.BROOKS OFFICES ROBBED.
Thieves broke into tho offices of the Brooks Cnnstniotion cf)mpany, Miner and Walnut street, and took $18 cash from tlie (h-awor. Tlio robbers broke a pane of glass in one of the windows to gain entrance.
See Ji F. GasthofF, 220 West Berry St. for decorations for automobiles for Monday—Lincoln Highway day. Decorations from $2.CM) and up. Phone 2237. is-2tPOLICE FIREWORKS ORDER.Chief Lenz Takes Steps to Keep Annual Nuisance Under Control.
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Chief of Police Lenz has taken steps to keep the annual nuisance of exploding fireworks in advance of Columbia's natal day under control and has issued to night commandant, Captain Richard Kelly, and day coranumdant, Lieutenant Harry Grimme, the following orders:
"You will instruct your officers to visit all business . houses and ot}iei; places where fireworks are being sold for the Fourth of July celebration, and inform them that they nuist not sell any fireworks to persons to be used before the third of July. Any customer?, however, residing in the country, and whom the proprietors are fully convinccil will not discharge these fireworks until July 3, may purcha.'io on or before that time.-
"This order is issued for the purpose of abating a nuisance that is cau;<cd by fireworks exploited :>y children or adults a week or more before July 4.
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