THIS IS WHY.
Queen St Crescent ZRotite,
CINCINNATI, APRIL 15, 1886.
B. W. WRENN, ESQ.,
Gen’l Passenger & Ticket Agent, E. T., V. & G. R. R.,
Connection at Chattanooga.
“ Answering your favor respecting the connection made at Chattanooga between
your trains and the Cincinnati Southern, I beg again to assure you that the connection
has been and is being made at Chattanooga upon every occasion between your trains
and our own, except when extraordinary delays may have occurred, such as caused
by the recent inundations.
You will recollect that at the time your schedule was revised, we were contem
plating a general change in our train service, and the General Superintendent gave
EMPHATIC INSTRUCTIONS that our trains should always be held the necessary
time to enable your trains to connect with us at Chattanooga.”
[Signed.] IL COLLBRAN, Gen’l Pass. Agent.
EAST TENNESSEE SHORT LINE,
Only Line Double Daily Pullman Palace and Mann Boudoir
Buffet Sleeping' Cars. Only 28 Hours Jacksonville to Cincinnati without
CANNON BALL EXPRESS. THE “FLYER” EXPRESS.
Leave Jacksonville, - - 1.40 p. m. 7.00 p. in.
“ Callahan, - - 2.25 p. m. 8.02 p. m.
“ Waycross, - - 4.20 p. m. 10.15 p. m.
“ Jesup, - - 6.20 p.m. 12.20 night.
Arrive Macon, - - 11.35 p. in. 6.40 a. tn.
“ Atlanta, - - 2.55 a. m. 11.15 a. m.
“ Rome, - - 5,55 a. m. 3.15 p. m.
“ - - 8.40 a. m. ”6 05 p. in.
Leave Chattanooga, - - 8.50 a. m. 6.30 p. in.
Arrive Cincinnati, - - 6.30 p. in. 6.50 a. in.
♦Cincinnati Southern train awaiting arrival of this train. See letter above.
For Tickets, Sleeping Car Reservations, Time Cards and other correct informa
tion apply to any Agent of the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway, Cincinnati
Southern Railway, East Tennesee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. The three roads
forming the Shortest Through Car Route to the North and West.
B. H. HOPKINS, Florida Passenger Agent,
At the old stand N. E. corner Bay and Hogan Streets.
Eh 11 Yes, “ This is Why.”
“The Daisy Withereth before the Sunflower.”
But the Sunflower’s Seeds the Rooster Pecketh Out.
“COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS”
To the enterprising chaps who inaugurated them; but who are now hopping around
like a spider in a hot skillet, because the other fellows have adopted the same plan, just
for the purpose of demonstrating that “people who live in glass houses,” etc.
Patrick Henry said on a memorable occasion, “ I have but one lamp by which my
feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.”
Tourists going from Florida will do well to heed the words of the eloquent 1 at,
and take warning from the costly experience of those who have gone North and West
via Jesup during the past few months, Blit —
Please stop connecting us with Reflections and Moralizings, and give us
COMPARATIVE RUNNING ARRANGEMENTS.
E. T., V. & G.
The trains of the E. T., V. & G. R. R. between
Atlanta and Chattanooga pass over two other roads
entirely independent of the E. T. V. & G., and are
under the absolute control of the train dispatcher of
each road while upon its rails, and in one case at
least, are under agreement not to be allowed to pro
ceed against a counter schedule of the other road in
case they reach it behind time, and they have been
behind time every day since this arrangement was
made. In other words, when upon the other two
roads referred to, the trains of the E. T., A . & G.
R.. R. are absolutely out of the jurisdiction oi
the E. T., V. <& G. R. R. management, and can on
ly run bv authority and under direction of die
train dispatcher of the other roads. The E. T., V. & G.
R. R., therefore, is the only road between I' lorida
and Chattanooga whose trains, though advertised
■to the public as being under one (its own) man
agement, are nevertheless, a portion of the way,
under the absolute control of two other railroad
managements, and entirely subject to their orders.
THE GREAT KENNESAW ROUTE GAZETTE.
W. & A.
The trains of the Western & At
lantic Railroad between Atlanta
and Chattanooga pass over only
its own rails, and are under its
entire and sole management.
They thus are not compelled to
wait on the trains of any other
road between the above two
points; hence, as shown herein,
the dangers of missing connec
tions are reduced to a rnini-
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\ /HE foregoing shows that the sleeping cars leaving Jacksonville for Cincinnati via Jesup at 1.40
| 'D P. M. on the so-called “Cannon-Ball Express,” have every day, since the flood interruption
j -L was ended (April Bth), missed connection with the Cincinnati Southern Railway at Chattanoo
[ ga, and have been compelled to lie over there about ten hours after their advertised schedule
'! time; and that sleeping cars leaving Jacksonville for Cincinnati via Jesup at 7.00 P. M. daily, have
missed connection at Chattanooga about one-third of the days within the same period. [The chief
I entertainment of some of the passengers thus delayed and disappointed, being the perusal of the
now famous circular headed, “ Why.”] About one-half of the, days on which connection was made,
the Cincinnati Southern Railway waited so long for their arrival as to endanger making its connections
at Cincinnati; for with all that this splended line can do, it is impossible for it to wait on the East
Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad trains from one to four hours at Chattanooga, and then make
i its connections in all cases at Cincinnati.
Thus, passengers going from Jacksonville via Jesup to Cincinnati, or to all points reached via
I Chattanooga, are absolutely certain of missing connection at Chattanooga if they goon the Cannon-
Ball, (or more properly Bomb-Shell) Express, and have about fifty per cent, of certainty of missing
i connection at Chattanooga or Cincinnati, if they go from Jacksonville via Jesup to Cincinnati on the
train leaving Jacksonville at 7.00 P. M., each day.
On the contrary, the record shows that the Western & Atlantic Railroad trains, with through
sleeping cars which leave Jacksonville at 7.00 p. M. daily for Cincinnati via Albany, Atlanta and the
Western & Atlantic Railroad have not missed connection a single time during April.
The Cincinnati Southern Railway Company has agreed to hold its trains for the E. T., V. & G. R.
I R. trains with through sleeping cars, except in cases of “extraordinary delay.” The record proves
i that the E. T., V. & G. R. R. has shown “extraordinary delay” every day with its “Cannon-Ball
i Express,” leaving Jacksonville at 1.40 P. M., daily, because the Cin. Sou. R’y trains have left every
day before its arrival. The record further proves that the E. T., V. & G. “ Flyer Express,” leaving
Jacksonville at 7.00 P. M. daily, has also shown “extraordinary delay” one-third of the time. The
I record also proves that the Western A' Atlantic Railroad has had no occasion to ask that the Cin.
Sou. R’y trains wait for its trains, because they have been on time every day.
In conclusion, we may state that this comparative method of advertising was not inaugurated by
the W. & A. R. R., but by the E. T., V. & G. R. R.
The only difference in the tw’o methods of comparison is that the E. T. V. & G. circulars showed
the comparative schedules which the two lines promised the traveling public they would make, and
i the Western & Atlantic circulars show the comparative schedules which the two lines actually have
The result of the showing is that the Western & Atlantic Railroad has fulfilled its promises to the
! public, and the E. T. V. &. G. R- R. has not.
“This Is Why!”
W. 11. LUCAS, J. T. HOSFORD,
Fla. Pass. Agent. Gen. Trav. Pass. Agent.
i J. P. BECKWITH, GEO. M. BROWN,
Fla. F. Agent. Soliciting Agent.
58 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, Fla.
R. A. ANDERSON, JOS. M. BROWN, ALTON ANGIER,
Gen. Sup’t. Gen. Pass. Agt. Ass’t. Gen. Pass. Agt.
Atlanta, Ga., April 27, 1886.