Railroad rumors

Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Jan. 5, 1889, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Jan. 5, 1889., Source:  The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. January 5, 1889  Railroad Rumors.  A publication which evidently considers it the function of a newspaper to deal out sensations instead of news, has intimated  that the resignation of Mr. S. F. Boyd, general passenger and ticket agent of the South Shore road, also Mr. Sedgwick's  resignation as superintendent of motive power and machinery, are results of the policy of general manager Fitch, and that  Mr. George T. Jarvis will also have to leave soon.  There has been enough of this talk about the wholesale dem and  for official heads on platters by general manager Fitch.   In an interview Saturday that gentleman stated to a Mining Journal reporter that he did not desire any changes in the officials  of the road, especially in the early months of his connection with it, and that he had endeavored to persuade Mr. Boyd  to remain, but for family, as well as other reasons, he had decided to accept the Minneapolis offer.  In this connection the  general manager stated that, when Mr. Boyd leaves, the present chief clerk in the general passenger office, Mr.  Ernest F. A. Rankin, will take the place - for the present at least - with the title of acting general passenger and  ticket agent.  Mr. Rankin is a Marquette young man, and his promotion will be learned with great pleasure here.  As to Mr. E. V. Sedgwick, superintendent of motive power and machinery, Mr. Fitch said that his resignation came as a perfect  surprise, but as Mr. Sedgwick has a finer opening, elsewhere he of course could not keep him.  Mr. Sedgwick's resignation  was placed in the h and s of the general manager, December 15th, to take effect January 15th.  At Mr. Sedgwick's request the  Mining Journal withheld the announcement until his successor should be chosen, but is led to refer to it now, although  Mr. Fitch said Saturday that his successor had not yet been selected.  Mr. Sedgwick resigns to become a partner in a big  contracting firm which has work on h and  in New Mexico, and after passing a month at his home in California on leaving  Marquette, he will go to the territory named to take an active interest in the affairs of the firm.  The rumored resignation of superintendent Jarvis is wholly without foundation, as Mr. Fitch says Mr. Jarvis has not been  asked to resign nor has there been the slightest indication that he contemplated h and ing in a resignation.  Now let us  have peace; the new general manager is a railroad man from the ground up - as rival roads are rapidly discovering - but  he is no ogre constantly searching for whom he may devour.  On the contrary, he appears to be a very genial gentleman who  already has the friendship, admiration and hearty co-operation of his subordinates and co-workers.
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Jan. 5, 1889, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1889-01-05