The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 20, 1890

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A Reporter's Visit to the Scene of Operation.

A PALLADIUM reporter paid a visit this morning to the trestle which is now in process of erection on the N.Y.O.& W.R.R. Mr. A. G. Childs, the engineer in charge, and Mr. R.W. McIatyre treated him most courteously and explained the work fully. The trestle is being pushed rapidly, the first approach being nearly completed. There have been used in the process of building 1,300,000 feet of timber and there are employed between eighty and ninety men. There are forty-three bents in the approach and forty four designed for coal pockets, thirty two only being made available for use at once. It is proposed at some future date to add twelve other pockets and to extend the slip. Each pocket will have a capacity of from 140 to 150 tons, making available storage this fall for 4,800 tons of coal. The dock on the river front is being rebuilt, the slip deepened and the end pockets are so arranged that coal can be loaded from the river. The pockets are on masonry or solid oak piles, 14 inches in diameter and driven to the solid rock. The driver is a steam hammer weighing 2,500 pounds, and having a fall of sixty feet, and giving twenty blows in a minute. The entire machine weighs about eleven tons and moves automatically. The structure is being put up substantially and with a view to permanency and when finished will be a pride to Oswego.


The Central Engaging Men in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, Aug. 20. ­ There was a large gathering of unemployed men at Twelfth and Arch streets, here yesterday attacked by an advertisement for head brakemen, ordinary brakemen and switch tender, put forth by a trade bureau, which was authorized to engage the men by the New York Central railroad company. Before noon 250 men had applied 150 were accepted, engaging to leave last night for different points in New York state. Head brakemen were offered $75 a month, ordinary brakemen $65 and switchmen $55. The bureau will open, it is said, to-day also.

At Albany./p>

Albany, N.Y. Aug. 20 ­ There are no new developments in the situation of the strike in this vicinity to-day. Supt. Bissell visited the West Albany yards to-day and said he was more than satisfied with the great progress being made in the movement of freight from there. Freight trains were sent out all through the night last night. At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Albany held this morning a letter was sent to the Mayor regarding the protection of the property of the Central railroad by the city, expressing the belief that the city authorities were perfectly able and willing to preserve the peace, and requesting the railroad company to withdraw the Pinkerton men.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 20, 1890