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Indianapolis State Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 28, 1904, Indianapolis, Indiana John a. Lahr Dir Lnor his residence in Lafay it cd the blk rest Sharo in the Lihr House the t a Cunt hostelry of Thoj Star City known hot Ola in Tho state estimated to be Worth at least $100.-000, and was regarded nil n shrewd and Cess Ful business Man. His Many friends in Lafayette and in other parts of the state he Leved that he was making a Pood he hotel business. His wife and family held a Leigh social position in la ins strange disappearance. Suddenly on june 5. Isdio. Or. Lahr left la Fayette for Char Apo. Ostensibly nothing was heard from him for several Days and his prolonged absence soon caused much speculation. As far n.9 w3s known to hi.9 irl ends and acquaintances he had committed no offence he was pleading no cause and a left his business in Good shape. He had simply disappeared most mysteriously dropping entirely out of the sight of his fam Fly and his friends. A few Days after his mysterious departure n registered letter mailed in Chicago celled by Caldwell amp Caldwell attorneys in Lafayette in which was contained a regularly executed Power of attorney from or. Lahr vesting in the full Power to represent him in any business transactions in which to might be interested. This Power of attorney delegated to the attorneys indicated but one thing regarding or. Lahr and that was that he was alive on Juno 10, 1899. Further than that his family and friends knew nothing. Those interested in his welfare made careful inquiries in Ever it Poss life a in their efforts to discover some Trace of his whereabouts. All Elt Orts proved futile. Many people formed their theories concerning the disappearance and whereabouts of a he missing hotel Man. But when traced All to the same disappointing end. Or. Lahr located and in due time after his disappearance his property was disposed of. After All reported obligations were Quot settled the proceeds were turned Over to his heart broken wife and family. For the first year his family and friends kept up a diligent search for him but he was As completely Tost As though to had been swallowed up by the Earth. Rumours came from time to time that he had been seen in Durfer ent places throughout the country but they. All proved to be ill founded detectives ail Over the country failed to find a Clew that would again bring bark to his family the wealthy hotel Man. Failing to find him and becoming disappointed in the outcome of the futile search the Case was finally dropped by his friends. However the relatives have always kept up the search believing that he was alive and had made a new Start in a new world somewhere. The mystery deepened. The years came and went but no Trace Ever found of the missing Man. No one knew where John Lahr was. The people wondered and pondered but they were forced to give up the Hope of Ever seeing or. Lahr again. And to the mystery in the life of John Lahr grew deeper and More perplexing. A year passed by and mrs. Lahr left la a Fayette and removed to a Stags. Mich., where. She lived with her son Harry Lahr. Sho was almost prostrated with in Rover her s action and continual worry Over his mysterious exit finally brought on her death two years ago. Miss Natalie Lahr the daughter was Ina ruled to Leroy b. Dwight some a a time agn and now lives with her husband in Butte Mont. It has Ever been the belief of the daughter that her Fiaher. When he left Lafayette to Ryhter loudly More than ave years ago had gone West to begin life anew. Last March an Indianapolis attorney and former Purdue University student was in Lafayette and told Caid Wenj amp Cai Weij that he had a Friend who knew where John Lahr was living. The Friend was communicated with at once but refused to Tell of the whereabouts that Lahr b finances were in Good shape at the a Leved that Tahr had left Lafayette suddenly a on account of some crime he had committed. The Friend did not Calro to become an in a former although he was shown conclusively that Lahr s finances were in god shape at the disappeared and that the information simply wanted by the Man s Only son and a a a Dij Ikhter who hoped for a reunion with their Loti Ffrost father. A / a Short time after the Indianapolis attorney a rotated the fact that his Friend knew where was the letter which Caldwell to it in the Furlena a Wue. I Tatlong that her iii band had been drowned while out and Tunit the letter had Boon found upon via Perst it a. woman stated Tiit she could not give the desired information and seemingly the Sec ret of Lahr s existence was lost with the drown cd ish Frimin. At the time. , Anjany former friends of Lahr advanced them Cory that the fish or 5 never drowned but that his tactful or. Lahr began a More determined search method was taken so that he would not have from her Home at Butte. Mont., the daughter to disclose Lahr s whereabouts which Lahr him . Dwight was especially Active in the Svarin self did not wish to be disclosed. They to and she conducted the investigation in the Leved that the Friend himself returned the let West. When detectives employed by her had ter. With the statement that it had been failed in their Mission she took up the Case drown d. At the Behest of or. Lahr. Alone. From that time on however the relatives of she and her husband travelled extensively aur Roal id polity would Shin of a pop be and for took no on my Confidence. I was afraid always that some one would identify me and Tell the Story of my ?Arance, for people looked at it it in a strangely inquiring Way and again and again whom i have known Ivory my Ltd Nyette have walk Fol up to me and spoken to me As Lahr. To cach one i Elway Quot no. T Dnn t think you Ever a i a it is Strangmann inv rulers hero. Think i Inok like have taken usually was Able to throw him off the scent easily. Quot in the interval since t left Home i have sought to avoid talking Quot to ii Indiana peo pre for of car that my track might be followed. Quot i am greatly surprised to know of the death of my and that my Natalie is married and living in Butte. Mont., and that my son Harry is married and living in Hastings. Mich. A Why did i go because t was tired of everything i knew 1 was Well provided for of manically but i did t like the climate and the following t i ber of items re Rutins to this electric locomotive total weight a. 57 tons weight of Drivers. Cut tons number of driving wheels. 8 number of Pony trucks. 2 length Over Buffer platforms. Pc i extreme wid Tii. 10 feet Hight to top of cab. 14 Foet 4 total wheel base.7 wheel Buso of Drivers. Feet diameter of Drivers. 44 inches diameter of Pony wheels. 3 3 inches diameter of driving axles. S 5 inches Normal rated horse Power of locomotive. 2.cftfi h. P. Maximum Power. 3.000 h. P. Maximum starting draw bar pull32.0w lbs. Speed with to ton train. Co m. P. H. Voltage of current Supply. 600 Normal full Load current amperes maximum Fuh Load current. 4.300 amperes number of driving motors. 4 Type of motor. Ge-81-a rating of each motor. 550 ii. P. Electric locomotives. With one of these locomotives trains of ten or More cars will be hauled at express Speed of sixty to seventy Miles per hour and the design and method of control arc such that two or m9je locomotives can be coupled together and operated by a single Engineer from the Lead Iliff cab .60.that the Slazo of the train that May be. Under the control of one Engineer. Is. Tract Lcy by unlimited so far As the question . A i. The general design of Tho locomotive is double ended and symmetrical in construction 80 that Trai amp Hudson River Railroad company for it can be run in either direction with equal hauling the through passenger trains within facility. The locomotive has Fiir. A riving its electrical Zono from grand Central station axles and Pony trucks at a Ach end. Jaeh. The Tough Tho Croton on the driving intermediate gear nude line a distance of thirty four Milea. And. .1b� the drama ures a a left tic Kotor Havola a \ he most powerful electric locomotive in the world Haa just been completed for the now York Central amp Hudson River Railroad in the shops of the general electric company and the american locomotive worlds at Schenectady n. Y. The new York Central s new of Chi Speed 97 ton electric locomotive Normal rating of 550 horse Power and capable of developing much greater Power for Short periods. This locomotive is. Therefore capable of Devil opine greater horse Power than any steam locomotive. The motors aside from being the largest railway motors Ever built Are of special interest owing to their particular design. In Tho Ordinary railway motor the armature drives Tho car Axle through Spur gearing but in these motors the armature is mounted directly upon the Axle thus dispensing with All gears and with All bearings except Tho main journal bearings which Are outs do the driving wheels and the. Pony truck bearings. The main Frame of the Loco Motalvo is of cast sheol. And la carried on Elliptic Springs with the Load equalized As in a steam locomotive the main Frame Servos a double purpose being not Only the Mechita Nicaj tame of the Tiv v t ut\ai�0 Tho Znaj Menifi Frame tor the elec Quot track Between the Side frames Are bolted heavy cast steel transoms with horizontal pole pieces on which the Field coils Are placed. The motor has two poles and the armature is free to play up and Down Between the vertical pole , which Are approximately Flat. This construction is Strong and Simpre in design and further insures reliability and a minimum of maintenance. The parts Are also especially accessible for inspection and . Mounted on the main Frame is the steel cab in thre divisions. In Wlinich Are located Tho devices for operating the locomotive. The locomotive is equipped for both straight and automatic air braking signalling devices Bell whistle headlights air sending device electric air compressor etc., being As Complete in every Way with respect to operating devices As a team locomotive. The Sprague general electric multiple unit control is used the motors being connected four in series two groups of two in parallel series and All four in parallel. To facilitate running in either direction there Are two master controllers one at each end of the Central cab located Quot a by or. Found 0 return to his old Home my of Tho members of High once so popular left to City Ani he has Lere. As he himself says in la ili Nirham. Or at the most flirt i a Enst than Butte. Mont., heir meeting prevailed to the Law firm of in Lafayette revoking the Power of it Turney he pave them at the time of his . This he did and the fact was placet on re card in Tippecanoe county morning Der. 17. Thus for the Flat time since departure it was revealed to Hia friends a and s in Lafayette where a Quot was. Quot a id thus his Long struggle to remain Lead to his former associates had at last Gono lit. However the Mer knowledge that he is alive adds another chapter to the Long and a career of John a. Lihr which is being l a Quot and by his hundreds of friends throughout in Diana. It is certainly a most Happy Christmas which or Lahr and mrs. Dwight Long father and daughter Are today spending together in far away in lying him. Wash., in the farther most Western Section of the United states. From the life Domestic. Never lose your temper remember your husband will never discover you have one until you lose it. A family Jar is never used in Prea Erv a ing the peace. Men never they simply mention a name to their female friends and then proceed to listen. A Little girl was taught to close her evening prayer during the absence of her Nipa with Quot please watch Over my her papa returned and her Mamma blushed when the child added Quot and Quot you d better keep an Eye on Mamma perhaps if i should state that the title of my next Bonk would be. Quot How to be Happy. Though and request you to get one of them your answer would be. Quot no thanks. I Don t care for joke old maid Quot How can i keep this milk from turning sour Quot Milkman Quot Don t look in there is Only menagerie. Lei Monkey and to no Ono real Way to Piny me pretend i m the feed me your cake. Quot it Tana contains one 1,500 k. W. Rotary conver with Stop Down transformers switchboard �0. Adjoining the sub station is a Loco motets shed for hopi song the locomotive. The Power is obtained from a 2.000 k. W. Best enable the Engineer to of Mriln in the Power station of the Gin j observe his track and signals. The contractors. Reverser. Resistances Etc the cab. Extensions eral electric company. 11this Turbine is similar. A the Large 5.000 k. V. Sets being installed. The new York Central two generating station cab. Now under construction and which a ill my there Are tour third rail Contact shoes in i Power to operate their elect la ice Rich. J parallel on each Side of the locomotive and on he Power is transmitted at 11.000 volts to top of the cab Are also Contact shoes tor use transmission line extending Long. The Ertz it in special places where in overhead conductor canal to about opposite the sub station in Here a May be desirable. It crosses the Mohawk River on High Tower. Y for Pur Piilo to testing this locomotive six this Power stauton. Transmission one. Miles of the new York Central track Between station ecu piment and the six mles of Schenectady and Holt ans has been equipped is. Undoubtedly the most Complete test la Wlter a. Third rail. The track is practically Plant Ever provided for trial of bar Albut and ballasted to permit maximum Road motive Power and with the f.icll.t.mnf-. Quot Quot Quot Quot Quot ii a no us in cars i us s the a Statten furnishing Power for this Railroad ,onqnesli.�=bv/ risk is Quot located near the Middle of the Sui Uon Tolna. �o1. A to

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