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TTIE OMAnA DAILY HEE: SATURDAY, MAT 10, 100.1.
COAT IS IN FULL TRAINING
Thought to Be In Fit Condition for Two
Grand Lodge Sessions.
SONS OF HERMANN COMING NEXT
Knights of Pythias Appoint Commit
tees to Arrange for Meeting of
- .Grand Lod( of the Order
Preparations for the entertainment of the
Iowa grand lodge. Sons' of Hermann, which
will meet In thts city Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of next week, are practically com
plete, only a few minor details yet remain
ing to be attended to by the local commu
tes on arrangements, consisting of Chris
Schults, A. Uundram, A. Boysen, 8. Ad
rian and A. Kramer.
The meetings will be held In Royal Ar
canum hall, the first session on Thursday
night, when Mayor Dell O. Morgan will
deliver an address of welcome, to which
President A. C. Lou tie of Sioux City will
respond. Following a program of addresses
by grand officers, there will be a banquet
served by the local lodge, after which the
night's entertainment will be brought to a
close with a dance.
The first business session will be held Fri
day morning and continue through the aft
ernoon. In the evening the visitors will
be given a motor ride to Omaha and South
Omaha. Saturday morning the business
session will be concluded with the election
of officers. In the afternoon the visitors
will be given a trolley ride to Lake Man
awa and Fairmont park.
The headquarters of the grand lodge are
at Eloux City and a large delegation from
there will come In a special train, accom
panied by Reed's Fourth Regiment bund.
The Sioux City delegation, which will in
clude practically all of the grand officers,
will be met at the depot by the members
of the local lodge and such visiting mem
bers as may have arrived before them4
when all will form In line and parade
through the principal streets.
Getting Ready for Pythlans.
The executive committee of the local
lodges has appointed these subcommittees
to hsve charge of arrangements for the
entertainment of the Pythian grand lodge,
which will meet In this city August 10 to 16:
Finance Sam B. Wadsworth, C. A. Beno,
F. J. Schnorr; I. Lovett, R. V. Innes, C. O.
Saunders. Walter I. Bmlth.
Halls Edward Steeny, Brant Crocker,
Dave Smart, Hnrry Black, J. M. Murphy.
Hotels J. J. Klein. Ovide Vlen, Dr. C. H.
Bowers. J, D. Johnson. ,
Printing T. A. Barker, Edwin J. Abbott.
Harvey DeLong, W. B. Fisher, H. O. Davis.
Decoration O. Younkerman, Charles M.
Nicholson, C. Lunkley, C. L. Gillette, A. C.
Music C. B. Washington, C. E. Adolf, S.
E. Whaley, Mar Bourlclus. L. B. Cousins.
Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias
George U Hill. L. Kost. C. H. Gilbert. N.
E. Tyrrel, J. W. Schoenlng.
Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan C.
W. Atwood, B. J. Bourlclus, C. H. Conner,
H. T. Hall, E. P. Grainey.
Entertainment W. M. Frederick, H. M.
Brown. Charles Hood, Frank H. Hober, Ed
CRathbone 81sters'-W. E. Lacky, R. O.
Williams, John Llndt, . E. Bender. Henry
Darnel). . : ! '
Transportation J. J Keith, Herman
Roesch, J. C. Hewing, Conrad Bock. R. i
Ingraham. . . ,.
Horses and Carriages-John Brough, Phil
Wareham. Krnest Mlnnlck, Mike Kempkes,
Fred Knowles. "
Reception M. J. Bellinger. A. J. Webber.
Ray Cook, G. W. Slelgleman, A. C. Lane.
Frank Elgan has been appointed secre
tary -of the execute committee and all
communications concerning the grand lodge
meeting should be addressed to him.
The meeting of the Pythian grand lodge
Is expected to bring 3,000 members of the
order to Council Bluffs. In addition to the
grand lodge, the uniform rank companies
will go Into camp at Lake Manawa, the
Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan and
the Rathbone Bisters will also meet here
at the same time. The burlesque parade
and pageant of the Knights 'of Khorassan
promises to bo one of the features of the
Beaeflt for Associated Charities.
A benefit concert will be tendered the
Associated Charities of this city Monday
ventng. May JS, at the New theater, by
the Brhwarser Zither orchestra, assisted
by Miss Zelma Carlson; soprano: Miss
Blanch Wilcox, contralto; Albln Huster,
violinist; Ehrwardt Frans, 'celloist; Al
fred O. Mueller, sltherist and director of
the orchestra: Mies Olga Goodman, ac
companist. The Associated Charities la
moving to Its new home at the corner of
Ninth street and Third avenue from the
quarters occupied for the last year on
Glen avenue. The nursery department
will not be transferred from the Glen
avenue home until. Monday. The creche
now . has twenty-two children, fourteen of
whore ' are Infants.
Give Shrlnera a Fast Ride.
The Council Bluffs Bnrlners arrived home
from 8loux City about 6 o'clock yesterday
morning somewhat tired, but all feeling
that they had received their money's worth
Congressman Walter I. Smith was one of
the tyros who Journeyed across the burning
sands and the others from this city who
made their first trip with him were Robert
Peregoy, George H. barter, A. D. Annls, W.
8. Balrd and H. J. Edwards.
The Bhrlners' special trsln to Sioux City
made an almost record-breaking run. The
twenty-two miles between Council Bluffs
and Missouri Valley were made In eighteen
minutes and the run to Onawa, a distance
of sixty miles, was covered In sixty-seven
minutes, Including three stops.
High Brhool Soelety Elections.
The literary societies of the high school
held their annual meetings yesterday after
noon and elected officers as follows:
Phllomathlan President. Ben Walker;
vlre president, Elmer Fisher: secretary,
Charles Taylor; treasurer. Harry Joslln;
aergeant-at-arms. Antrim Crawford.
Delta Tau President, Elisabeth Macrae;
vice president. Helen Bixby: secretary,
Grace Woodford; treasurer. Fsnnle Die
trich; sergeant-at-arms, Elvira Klnehan.
Celebrata Chorea Anniversary.
Six yesrs sgo the congregation of St.
John's Engllxh Luthersg church com
menced services In Its handsome edifice at
the corner of Willow avenue' and Seventh
street. In commemoration of tho suspic
ions event anniversary services will be
held, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, at
which the pastor. Rev. Q. W. Snyder, will
preach a special sermon appropriate to the
No Strike Developments.
There were no developments In the strtks
situation In Council Bluffs yeaterdav. The
bricklayers and marn tenders sre all work
ing and the contractors reported sn In-
a Foarl St, Council Uljtfs. 'Phone It
NEWS OF IOWA.
creased number of tesms at work, although
the teamsters' strike is still supposed to be
Baker goes Yens Matheeoa.
Suit was brought In the district court
yesterday by Deputy Sheriff J. C. Baker
to recover 15,000 damages from George
Matheson, the young man who shot him at
Weston on the night of May T.
The petition alleges thst Matbeson will
fully, maliciously and" without cause and
provocation shot and wounded him. The
petition alleges further that Matheson has
absconded and the court Issued an attach
ment against young Matheson's property
to the amount of 13,000. Under the writ
of attachment levy was made on the
Matheson farm near Weston, which Is held
by Mrs. Matheson In trust for her chil
dren, who will come Into possession at
her death. The farm contains 19 acres.
Young Matheson Is also said to have an
Interest In another piece of land, which
is also held In trust. '
Plumbing and heating. ' Blxby A Son.
Ball Game at Manawa.
Keith's "Buckerlnos" will make '.their
Initial appearance on the diamond this
afternoon In an exhibition game with the
Eagles' ball team at Lake Manawa, when
local fans will be given an opportunity to
get a line on what kind of a team Council
Bluffs has in the Iowa-South Dakota league.
Keith's players and the Eagles will also
give an exhibition game Sunday afternoon
at Lake Manawa.
The game this afternoon will be called at
3:30 and the lineup of Keith's men will, be as
follows: Freese, catcher; Byers, pitcher;
Long, first base; Tracy, second base; Drls-
coll, third base; Butler, shortstop; Bear,
left field; Graves, certterfield; Rlggs, right
field. The motor company' will maintain a twen
ty-two-minute service today from the Rock
Island crossing to the lake. . ,
Real Estate Transfers.
These transfers were filed yesterday in
the abstract, title and loan office of J.
W. Squire, 101 Pearl street:
C. A. Slgafoos and wife tn v.nnm
Hess, lots 19 and 20, block 7, Mc--Mahon.
Conner A T. ff a , aa
Alllo Cheney and Henry Bennett to
"""i"! nmin, ne ana n M ee 4 16-
M. C. Chrlntenaen and' wife tu' Fisher '
at jiney, 101 u, diock 6. Underwood,
w. d ', - 215
Three transfers, total..... lit, 45
Marriage Licenses. ' ' '
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday to
the following: '
Name and Residence. , Age
W.- N. Meeervey. Fort Dodge, la ... 2
Edith Louise Solston. St. : Paul, .Minn.... !m
Alexander White, Omaha , 19
Hattle H. Trobee. Omaha Ill
Davis sells drugs.
Stockert sells carpets.'
Crayon enlarging, 30. Broadway.
Expert watch repairing.' Leffert, 0 By
Celebrated Meta beer on tap. Neumayer.
. Fine line berry sets, SOo and up.. A, B.
Howe, 310 Broadway.
Special sale cn Etchings. C. E. Alexan
der ft Co.. 383 Broadway.
warter T. Payne returned yesterday from
a visit to Campbell, Neb.
. Bo, to Mr. and Mrs. William C, Cheyn:.
117 Iowa avenue, yesterday, a son.
Mrs. C. A. Wiley ' of Second avenue Is
visiting relatives In Kearney, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Atkins left yesterday
for a visit with friends at Beward, Neb.
Real estate in all parts of the cltv for
sale. Thomas E. Casady. 23S Pearl street.
Wanted, man with team to do Job of sod
ding. Inquire at Bee office, Council Bluffs.
Mrs. A. L. Payne and son Claude are
visiting Mrs. Payne's parents In Wymore,
Mrs. O. A. Van Insvegen will leave today
for New York, where she will spend the
The annual plcnlo of the teachers of the
city schools will be held this afternoon
at -Lake Manawa.
Wanted, single man to work about nouns
and barn. Apply at office of Leonard Ever
ett, 18 Pearl street.
All 'persons owing Durfee Furniture com
pany please call and settle at once, on ac
count of change in firm.
Before papering your rooms we want to
show you our elegant 190 J doslgns. C. B.
Paint, Oil and Ulass company.
Dr. Claude Lewis haa joined the Chau
tauqua quartet for a tour of the west and
south and will leave here the latter part of
the month. . 1 '1 1 ' . . '
Estrayed, black Spaniel mala pup, 4
months old, white spot on breast, black
leather collar. Return to 613 Boutn Main
street for reward.
The annual memorial services of the local
encampment Of the Union Veterans' Legion
will be held Sunday evening. May 24, In
Trinity Methodist church.
Herman -Nielsen of 2321 South Seventh
street and C. Franksen of 1S00 South Eighth
street were reported to the Board of Health
yesterday as suffering from measles.
B. S. Josselyn general manager of the
Union Terminal Railway company at Sioux
City. Is in the city for the purpose of re
moving his family to Sioux City today.
We contract to keep public or private
houses free from roaches by the year. In
sect Exterminator Manuiactunng com
pany. Council Bluffs, la. Telephone F6J4.
The regular meeting of White Rose Re
bekah lodge will be held tonight when a
full attendance Is requested, as there is
bunlness .of Importance to com - up for
J'. A. Bates, father of Mrs. W. C. Chevne.
has returned from Kingfisher, Okl., where
he spent the winter with his daughter,
Mrs. E. F. Wents, formerly of Oakland,
The commissioners for the Insane have
paroled Lars Petersen from St. Bernard's
hospital for ninety days, in charge of llev.
H. A. Relchenbach, pastor of the Danish
Judge G. H. Scott and Deputy Clerk
Brown of the superior court went fishing
yesterday, and Justice Carson presided over
police court, while Chief of Police Tlbblts
acted as clerk ot the court
Alexander -White and Hattte H.' Trobee.
both of Omaha, were married In this cltv
yesterday, Justice Ouren performing the
ceremony. The groom was 19 years old,
while the bride was a year younger.
The funeral of Iouls Chris, colored, will
be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
Lunkley's undertaking rooms. The services
will be conducted by Rev. Mr. January of
Omaha and burial will be In Hillside ceme
tery. Mrs. Hubert L. Tlnley, who Is seriously
111 with pneumonia at the Woman's Chris
tian association hospltsl. was reported last
evening to be somewhat Improved and her
condition gave no pes lor tier ultimate re
E. A. Trout man has been elected secre
tary of the Council Bluffs lodge of Elks, to
succeea ium zurmueuien, Jr., resigned.
A treasurer to succeed F. A. Buckman.
resigned, will be elected at the meeting
nexi inursaay nigni.
Utlbert Hawkins, arrested In Omaha
while trying to dispose of goods belonging
to his employers, Stiles A- Douglass entered
a plea or guilty to petit larceny in police
court yecterday and was sentenced to thirty
aays in me county jail.
The funeral of Mrs. Jam as Buchanan will
be held this afternoon at J o'clock from
tha family residence. 43 Tsorth Tenth
street, end burial will be In Walnut Hill
cemetery. The services will be conducted
by Hev. W. 8. Barnes of the First Presby
The funeral of Edward Maher will be
held this morning at t o clock from St
Francis Xavler a church, Rev. Father
Smyth officiating. Burial will be in St.
Joneph cemetery. Deceased leaves one
brother. William Maher of this city, and
one sinter, jseiue Maner of Omaha.
N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel, Hi. Night. FMT.
rarnmere to Meet la Onawa.
ONAWA. Ia,. May la.-(Speeial) The
Monona County Farm era' institute wtU be
held at Onawa, May S and XL
PROJECT AN ELECTRIC LINE
Company Proposes to Gunitruot 0n from
Des Moinet to Council Bluffs.
TAX FERRET IS AWARDED HIS MONEY
Sapreme Coart Affirms the Canning
ham Case, Appealed from Potta
wattamie Coanty ricking a
President for Ames.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, May 16 (Special ) The
articles of Incorporation of the Western
Iowa Interurban Railway company, cap
ital, $1,000,000, were adopted this afternoon
by a meeting of persons Interested In the
construction of an electric railroad west
from Des Moines to Council Bluffs or Mis
souri Valley. The articles provide for- a
directory board of one person from each
county through which the line will pass,
namely. Polk, Dallas. Guthrie, Audubon,
Shelby, Harrison and Pottawattamie. It
waa decided that the stock should be sub
scribed as far as possible by those living
along tho line. The route has not been
fully selected, but It will pass through
Dallas Center, Panora, Guthrie Center,
Audubon, Harlan and Logan. Among
those who are conspicuous In the move
ment are: F. M. Hopkins, Outhrle Center;
C. R. Benedict, Harlan; J. C. Mllllman,
Logan; H. L. Moore, Panora; A. Barr,
Dallas Center, and J. A. Nash, Audubon.
The movement 1s the result of efforts made
all along the line to secure an electrio
Interurban of this kind. It will make
connections with the Des Moines system of
lnterurbsns, which is very extensive now.
The members of the company today took
a. trip to Col fa over the Des Moines inter
urban line and were greatly pleased with
It. This Una has proved very profitable,
although not yet In operation an entire
year. It is believed here the plans for a
western line are sure to materialize and
It' will be commenced this year.
Tax. Ferret Case Decided.
The supreme court this morning decided
the tax ferret case from Pottawattamie
county, tn which taxpayers called in ques
tion the contract made with Cunningham
to pay him 60 per cent of collections on
taxes. The contract was made before the
new law limiting the compensation To tax
ferrets was put In force. Cunningham was
to not only ferret out hidden taxes, but
was to collect the same. The supreme
court upheld the lower court In sustaining
the contract, as there was nothing to .show
that the contract was contrary to tfie'lftW,
as It existed at the time It . was made,
nor that the compensation was excessive
for the work to-be done..
The court also decided the case of Brans
against' the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Railway and Bridge company, in which a
verdict J was obtained for plaintiff for
personal Injuries. The case was affirmed.
Without a Coadldate. ..
Captain W. K. Brown of Ames, whom 'the
prohibitionists of . Iowa- have been urging
to accept .the nomination of their party for
governor, in a letter to State Chairman J.
H. Campbell yesterday announces that he
cannot , become . a candidate. This leaves
the party .without any prospective candi
date for governor. -with -the staHe -cony en-,
Uon only two' weeks distant h i.- ,M
State Chairman Campbell announced to
day that the list of delegates to the con
vention, which meets May 27, at Marshall
town, would be announced In a few days.
It Is expected that a large number of Des
Moines .member will attend the conven
tion. Trying to Agree on President.
A meeting of the subcommittee of the
committee on presidency of the State col
lege was held here this, evening, the sub
committee being one that was authorised
to make personal Investigation of the
claims of the various Iowa candidates for
the presidency of the State college. The
committee has made personal Investigation,
has visited several places In the state and
made Inquiry among a great many persons
and It la expected will be able to make a
report to the trustees at their meeting In
Ames on Saturday that will be acted upon.
The committee haa never .been able to
mako any report at all.
Lost Relatives In Rassla.
Jacob Rosen, a Russian Jew, residing on
Des Moines street nesr East Second, has
received advices convincing him beyond
doubt that his parents were slain In the
terrible religious riots at Klschineff, Rus
sia, during which Jews were massacred
with almost unparalleled cruelty. Fearing
that other members of his family may
share the same fate, he hurriedly departed
for Chicago, at which place he expected to
procure transportation back to the land of
the ciar and means with which to bring his
Innocent and helpless brothers and sisters
to freo America.
Des Molnoa Went Wrong.
The city of Dea Moines was rather se
verely scored for Its procedure In trying to
open a. street.. The city had sought three
separate - times to condemn land for a
street leading to Mercy hospital. The first
two awards .were regarded too high and the
city merely abandoned them. The money
was put up ' on r the last one.. The court
held that this was a wrong procedure, as
abandonment of an award In condemna
tion proceedings must be In good faith
which this was not. The following were
the court decisions In full:
Margaret P. Robertson, appellant, against
J. J. risrtenoower, mayor of Des Molr.es
Polk county; Judge Prouty. Reversed by
J. J. Augustlno sgalnst J. E. McDowell.
appellant; Mahaska county; Judge Dewey.
ttevemea ry Laa.
Chsrles T. Officer sgalnst Officer ft
Pusey, appellants; Potts wattsmte county;
Judge Tnnmell. AmrmM ty Deemer.
Henry Brans against Omaha & Council
Bluffs Railway and Bridge Company, ap
pellant: Pottawattamie county; Judge
Thornell. Affirmed by McClaln.
Frank Shinn, appellant, against F. M
Cunningham: Pottawattamie county;
Jurixe Wheeler. Affirmed by Weaver.
Alvlna Schick, appellant. egalnt r. H.
H. Stuhrt; Scott county; Judge Bollinger.
Affirmed by Bishop.
LOOKS LIKE CASE OF SUICIDF
Postmaster at Koasath, la.. Evidently
Touched On Powder Him '
MEDIAPOLIS. Ia.. May lB.-fSpeclal Tele
gram.) It now looks as though Postmtster
Hedges of Kossuth, who was blown uu in
his postofflce yesterday, committed sulrlde
on account of Ill-health and temporary mem
tat derangement. His face waa found to be
badly powder-burned and, his body had fal
len Into the cellar directly under the place
where the powder cans stood, showing he
bad been leaning over them when the ex
plosion occurred, throwing his body straight
up Into the air, whence he fell bark Into
the cellar. His story of the postofflce rob
bery Monday I believed to have been
Call for Btato Constabulary Club,
GRINNELL. Ia.. May 15 (Special A
call has been Issued for a state convention
of delegates from, the more than 100 clubs
formed la the stats for tho purpose of fur-
therlng the movement for a law for state
marshals. The call Is issued by J. C. Wll
letts of this city, provisional president of
the state organization, and H. E. Benson of
Brooklyn, secretary. The clubs have been
organized the past winter by A. C. Ran
kin and Alexander Cooper, who are In the
pay of the organization as lecturers. It Is
expected that thore will be district lecturers
and organizers appointed and plans will be
made for securing the legislation.
Chicken Peeks Woman's Kye.
WAPELLO. May 15. (Special.) While
feeding, chickens in her chicken yard Mrs.
Almlra Avery, living in the western part of
town, had the misfortune to have one of her
eyes almost picked out by an Infuriated
hen. It now appears she will not lose the
eye, as it was at first thought she would.
FATAL FIRE IN CHICAGO
Two Lives Lost In Horning Apartment
Bnlldtns One Man Missing; and
CHICAGO, May 15. Two lives were lost
In a ftre that destroyed the Westchester
apartment building at 151 Cottage Grove
avenue early today. One man Is missing
and Is supposed to hare perished In the
flames, while two persons were probably
fatally and others . seriously Injured by
jumping from the windows.- .
LOUISA FHAESA. Jft. years old.
HARRY 8TRU6LETV.60 years old, .
' Samuel Hall, 45 Jeers old , .,
' njured : . 'ol nu
Theodore Whltele'7 arm broken,
Patrick Bolger,' hand cut.
Nelson Lundberg, badly burned about
head. ' -
Mrs. O. D. Hoffman.7 back broken and In
ternally Injured. i '
Louis Herbert, back, broken.
The dead girl -was found In the hall on
the second floor of the building, where she
had apparently been overcome by smoke.
The body'of Strubley was recovered from
the basement, where he was accustomed to
sleep. It Is thought he was rendered In
sensible by smoke and drowned by the
deluge of water from the engines. The
fire started beneath a grocery store which
occupied the ground floor and spread rap
idly through the a'r shafts until the en
tire building was ablase. Twenty-seven
families lived In the -apartments on the
three upper floors and many persons nar
rowly escaped In the panic which followed.
The property loss on building and con
tents Is estimated at (50,000.
G. D. Hoffman, husband of the injured
woman, saved his two children by throw
ing them from the second-story window
upon a mattress. His wife, however, fell
to the ground and fainted. It Is thought
she will die. Bamuel Hall occupied a
room In the basement, with Strubley. His
body waa not recovered, but he Is thought
to have met the - same fate as Strubley
and the ruins are being searched for his
. Ambulances were .hurried to tho aid of
the Injured, while neighbors provided
clothing for the unfortunates, many of
whom were unable to save any of their ef
fects from flames. . ,
M'CLUSKEY AFTER SUSPECT
Hew York Police Inspector Seeking
Man "Who Left. Infernal Ma
chine on Pier.
NEW YORK,. May U Police Inspector
McClusky returned today from Chtcigo,
where he had been investigating the mys
tery of the Infernal machine left on the
Cunard pier. He said his trip had estab
lished the ' fact that only one man was
concerned in the. whole affair and that
he was not, In the Inspector's opinion, the
member of sny secret society or band.
He had not expected to find Roescau. the
suppect, in. Chicago. Clues were leading
to other western cities.
A good description of the msn wanted
had been telegraphed to every town and
city In the I'nlted States and Cinada, he
said. The inspector slid that he was a
long way from solving the mystery, but
hoped that something tangible would soon
The dynamite, the Inspector asserted,
waa procured in thli city; where, he de
clined to say. The Inspector Is also satis
fled that there was no motive of revenge
and that Rosseau was never connected In
any way with the Cunard line. He denied
that the police had found a piece of news
paper in Rosseau's room in this city bear'
ing a note intimating that the loss of the
Naromlc some years ago was the result
of a similar plot.
The lnspctor repeated. In response to
questions, that there was no possibility of
the matter turning out to be a Joke. He
asserted thai there was a serious scheme
behind It. As to the nature of this, h
McClusky would not say In what dlreo
tlon the search for Rosseau was being
Xew Grala Port Planned.
BAN FRANCISCO, Msy 15. -The Rich
mond Relt railroad Is about to build grain
warehouses and wharves between San Pa
blo Point and Malabo Point and to expend
$1,000,000 in making a new grain shipping
point as a rival of Port Costa. The South
ern Pacific and Bant Ft roach tha prop-
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IN THE FIELD OF ELECTRICITY
The Problem of Substituting Electricity for
Steam on Trunk Lines.
ARGUMENT OF A SWISS ENGINEER
Comparative Coat of the Two Powers
Considered and a Favornble
Showing Made for
The conviction was expressed by Mr. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt last December In The
North American Review that, while the
electrio operation of trunk line roads la
feasible from an engineering point of view.
It would not prove advantageous finan
cially. This argument Is reviewed In the
May number of the same periodical by C.
u. de- Muralt, a Swiss engineer, who has
been closely identified with electric traction
In his own country and who has repeatedly
visited the United States. The discussion
Is confined mainly to the points raised by
Mr. Vanderbilt. On two of these the for
eigner agrees with him. It Is conceded
that the cost of fuel would be the same
under tha two systems of operation: No
claim Is made that the maintenance ot the
road would be less expensive In one ense
than in the other. Upon two or three other
vital questions M. de Muralt reaches dif
ferent conclusions from the author of the
first North American article.
!','-( . .ComoaratlveOost.'
At the outset it Is assumed that the rail
way company would obtain Its current from
outside corporations engaged In lighting
or running trolley roads In cities along the
route, but would build Its own transmis
sion line. . Transformers for reducing the
voitsge would be located on the electric
locomotives, and not In sub-stations. Al
lowing for losses in distribution, M. de
Muralt thinks that electricity ought not to
cost over eight-tenths of a cent a horse
power hour at the driving wheels. For
the average weight of passenger trains he
sdopts :w or 2&0 tons, and Soo tons for
freight trains. It Is then estimated that
electricity enough to move one of the for
mer for an hour would cost tH cents, and
one of the latter 13V4 cents, If the current
were derived from a steam power station.
These figures are almost Identical with
those given for steam locomotive service,
with coal at $2 a ton; S cents and 15 cents
respectively. If water power were available
there would be a very great reduction. In
a later part of his paper M. de Muralt says
that If the New York Central would take
Its current from Niagara, the St. Law
rence and the upper Hudson it would ef
fect ."an additional saving of more than
11.500,000 yearly." Entirely aside from this
possibility, though, u distinct economy
would result from the fact that an electrio
locomotive la lighter than a steam engine
and tender. It would have a smaller load
to handle and would require less power.
The advantage would be even more marked
with switching locomotives. On the whole,
tha Swiss engineer is satisfied thst the
power consumption would be reduced 10
The other exper.srs of operation are
taken up in detail and several possibilities
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of saving noted. Water and water tanks
for locomotives rould. be dispensed with,
and there would be an estimated reduc
tion of 50 per cent for suoh supplies as oil
and waste, and 25 per cent on labor. As a
contribution to this last form of economy.
It is suggested that the motor and bag
gage car might be combined for certain
classes of service. It Is admitted that the
cost of repuirs on machinery proper and
running gear would probably be as great
for electrio locomotives as for the present
type of motor. According to good authori
ties, though, 20 per cent of the charges for
repairs on steam engines Is due to boilers,
12 to boiler lagging and painting, 6 to
smokebox and 13 to tender, or 50 per cent
altogether. When M. de Muralt applies
these discounts to the operating expenses
of the New York Central and Pennsylvania
roads as he does tn an Impressive table
he gets an annual reduction of $4,762,271.06
for the former and S,938,363.34 for the latter.
He believes that a transmission line ought
not to cost over $rt,000 or $7,000 a mile. An
allowance of , 10 per cent, on this fresh In
vestment of capital, for Interest and sink
ing fund, would menn Ji.SW.OOO for the New'
York Central and $2,324,000 for the Penn
sylvania. In other words, each of these j
two great systems would apparently save j
about $2,000,OGO a year In operating expenses !
by the change.
Concerning the Equipment. '
It would not be necessary to get enougn
electric locomotives to equip . the whole
rond at once. This type of engine could
be ordered In place of the new steam en
gines thnt are t:alledVfoT every year. Out
lay for motive machinery, then, need not be
considered as. an sddltional. burden. Con.
version could' be effected gradually, one
section of the road ' being changed at a
time, and the old engines being employed
elsewhere until worn out.
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only be Just to assume that Mr. Vander
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conservatism. Probably the truth lies be
tween the two points. Even so, the dis
cussion will prove exceedingly useful.
Electric traction on trunk lines Is bound
to come In this country before msny
years is coming already In Europe. Its
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