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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1908)
ONE KIDNEY GONE
But Cured Afttr Doctors Said There
Was No Hope.
SjlTanus O. VerrllL Milford. Me,
ays: 'Five years ago a bad injury
paralysed me and
affected my kid
neys. My back hurt
me terribly, and
the urine was bad
ly discolored. Doc
tors said my right
kidney vas practi
cally dead. They
said I could never
walk again. I read
cf Dona's Kidney Pills and began us
ing them. One box made me stronger
and freer from pain. I kept on using
them and in three months was able to
get out on crutches, and the kidneys
were acting better. I improved rap
idly, discarded the crutches and to
the wonder of my friends was soon
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, X. T.
Oa the coast of Holland. Belgium
and Northern France the fisherwomen
are a familiar sight, with their great
hand nets and quaint cos times. Many
of the towns have distinctive costumes
by which their women can be recog
nised anywhere. Those of Mana-Kirke,
near Ostend, wear trousers and loose
blouses, while their heads and shoul
der are covered by shawls. They
carry their nets into the sea and scoop
up vast quantities of shrimps and
prawns, with aa occasional crab or
lobster and many small fish. They
often wade out till the water is up to
their necks, and they remain for hours
at a time in water above their knees,
rarely returning until their baskets
ONLY A COW.
Artist (who has been bothered by
rustics breathing on him all the morn
ing) My good fellow. I assure yon
that you can see the sketch with more
advantage from a little distance!
Santo Domingo has sold her navy
for S1.7S0. and is now defenseless.
.Electrified Water Used In Washing.
A Hungarian washing machine
makes use of electrified water. .
WB SBLL Jl S AXD TRAPS CHEAP
buy Furs Hides. Write for catalog 105
K. V. Hide A Fur Co, Minneapolis, Mian.
People who are true blue never suf
fer much from the blues.'
You wont tell your family doctor
the wholo story about your private
illness you are too modest. You
need not be afraid to tell Jlrs. Pink
ham, at Lynn, Mass-, the things jou
could not explain to the doctor. Your
letter will be held in the strictest con
fidence. From her vast correspond
ence with sick women during the
past thirty years she may have
gained the very knowledge that will
help your case. Suth letters as the fol
lowing, from grateful women, es
tablish beyond a doubt &e power of
LYDIA ILPINKH AIM'S
to conquer all female diseases.
juts. jorman iw iarnac,oi a i ien
town, Psl, writes :
Ever since I was sixteen Tears of
ape I bad suffered from an organic de
rangement and female weakness; in
consequence 1 bad dreadful headaches
and was extremely nervous. My physi
cian said I must go through an opera
tion to pet well. A friend told me
about Lydia . Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and I took it and worote you
for advice following your directions
carefully, and thanks to you I am to
day a well woman, and I am telling
all my friends of my experience."
FACTS FOR SICK WORSEN.
Fct thirty years lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills.
and has positively cured thousands of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bear-ins-down
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ON A WOOD BURNER
OLD RAILROADER TELLS OF RE
Long and Successful Chase After Ex
press Is Proof That Locomotives
Could Travel Some in the
"It is a popular mistake nowadays
to suppose that those old wood burn
ers were slow," said an old railroad
man in a reminiscent mood. "The
roadbeds of that time were so uncer
tain that high speeds were not gen
erally the rule, but 45 miles an hour
was not considered by any means un
usual, and I have known times when
this was exceeded, as this incident
I had passed through the various
grades of promotion until I was in
charge of a division on a western rail
road. The settlements were few and
far between and my division was a
long one even for those days. It cov
ered some ISO miles and ended in De
troit. My headquarters were at the
other end cf the line. One night I had
gone to bed and was sleeping peace
fully when I was awakened by a tap
ping at my window. I kept a long
bamboo pole beside the house, so that
the night watchman at the station
could call me in case I was needed
without disturbing the other members
of my family.
"When 1 went to the window I
found Casey, the watchman all our
employes were Irishmen in those days
standing by a man in a long linen
duster who was jumping up and down
in his excitement.
" 'Are you in charge here?" he asked
as soon as my head appeared. -
"'Yes,' I replied.
"'Then in heaven's name get me
aboard the express,' he cried.
"'He got off th' train for a stroll,
an' she's pulled out widout him,'
"Don't stand there like a fool, the
Other put in. 'My daughter's on that
train and she has heart disease. I
have all tha money and the tickets. If
she wakes up and finds me gone the
shock may kill her. I dont care what
It costs, but I must catch that train:'
"If I had been a little older, pru
dence would have made me firm
against the man's entreaties, but I
was young and adventurous, and the
father's distress blinded me to the
risks of the undertaking. Perhaps the
fact that my own little girl was safely
asleep with her mother in another
room had something to do with it, but
in any case I ordered. Casey to- have
an engine brought from ' the round
house, hastily scrambled into some
clothes an.i followed the watchman
and his companion down to the yards.
"The Detroit express changed en
gines at this point, and the boiler was
still hot on the locomotive that had
brought it to my division. We hunted
up an engineer, and with an extra fire
man started after the limited, which
had a lead of 40 minutes.
"We dashed through the darkness
with the engineer hanging half out of
the cab on one side and me half out
on the other to watch the track ahead
for a train. As a greater precaution
we put the extra fireman out on the
pilot. The passenger at first bothered
us with questions, until the engineer
-squelched him. Then he subsided on
the floor out of the way of the fireman
and chewed his finger nails as an out
let for his feelings.
"Through hamlets we sped, the
whistle of the locomotive screeching
like a soul in torment to warn any
freights that might be on the sidings
to wait there. Our speed was tremen
dous, for the engineer, like most of his
kind, was at heart a dare-devil, and
the spirit f the chase had got into his
blood. I don't believe any man on the
engine would have minded what came
of it, so great was the excitement of
that wild dash through the darkness,
except possibly the man on the pilot,
and he had time to reflect.
"At one riding we literally grazed
the end of the last car of a freight that
was hangiag a little too far out on the
"In this way we plunged on through
the night, our headlight picking up the
track for tbout forty feet. Finally,
when our speed had reached a point
where, as ycu boys would say, we were
'only touching the high spots,' I saw
the engineer take out his watch. He
glimpsed at it by the light of the little
lamp over the steam gauge, and at
the next mile post I took my time.
"At last, after an hour and a quarter
of this running, the engineer and I
picked up two red lights dancing along
in front of us and we both cheered.
He slowed down speed, and the rest of
our run was easy. We had only to
trail those tall lights of the express
into Detroit, taking care not to run up
too close cn them.
"As the express pulled into Detroit
station we came in after her, and a
more surprised lot of railroad men I
never saw than the members of the
express crew when they heard what
we had done. The engineer and the
two firemen and I insisted on follow
ing the father into the sleeper to see
the end of the chase, and we were
as pleased as he was when he parted
the curtains of his daughter's berth
and disclosed her lying there sound
asleep. My satisfaction even recom-
ciled me to a message I received from
the general manager of the road next
day which read something like this:
""It has come to my attention that
you last night sent a locomotive after
the Detroit express. Our expenses are
quite heavy enough without incurring
damages for wrecks. You will please
not do such a thing again.
"I Bver did."
RAILS LAID BY MACHINE.
Day of the Laborer Is Surely Nearlng
An engineer draws a line from one
city to another, and along this line, on
a light temporary track, comes the
steam shovel, eating its way through
the hills, depositing giant handfuls of
earth in the little dump cars, that the
valleys may be filled 20 men are do
ing the work of a thousand. Now
comes the hardest part of the work.
With sweating brows and muscles
strained to the utmost, the track lay
ing gangs creep slowly forward, each
rail and tie being handled separately
20 men to a rail and two to a tie. A
half mile of track laid on a prepared
roadbed is remarkably good progress
in a day. In the preparation of that
graded roadbed a thousand picks and
a thousand shovels swing in weary
But the day of the laborer toiling in
the hot sun is nearing its end. In his
place even now, in some instances,
the track laying machine already has
been substituted, and where it has
passed the way of the iron horse is
When the grade has been pre
pared the track laying machine is
pushed forward, ties and rails are fed
into the conveyors, and the machinery
started. Both ties and rails are
brought forward on automatic carriers
run by an endless cable.
As soon as one rail section has been
spiked down the machine is pushed
forward, two more rails are dropped
upon the ties and ties enough for
another section are distributed. The
only limit to the capacity of the ma
chine is the speed with which the ties
may be spaced and the rails spiked.
Ernest Haller, in the Technical World.
DEAD MAN STOPPED TRAIN.
Was Hanging from Bridge in the Path
of the Locomotive.
Seeing a man apparently clinging to
the bridge over the Pocahontas cut, at
One Hundred and Forty-second street,
the engine driver of a New Haven
freight train blew his whistle several
times and Jammed on the air brakes,
says the New York Times. He brought
the train to a sudden stop within a
dozen feet of the man, and, stepping
out on' the running board along the
boiler of the engine, called out to the
man that he would run his train slowly
under him and he could drop on one
of the cars.
Receiving no response, the engine
driver was about to climb up the bank
and get out cn the bridge when Police
man Stocklnger appeared. He
hastened out on the bridge; and, lean
ing over the edge, saw that the man
was dead, and that he was suspended
by a piece of clothesline.
Marks on the bridge showed that
the man had lain down on the path
while he tied the rope around the
water pipe beneath the structure and
then around his neck before he Blid
between the beams of the handrail
and rolled over to death The, train
was pulled up about 50 yards, and
when one of the box cars was under
the body it was cut down and lifted to
Just Missed Johnstown Flood. -
A director of a western railroad
was going east on company business
in the spring of 1889, and before leav
ing his wife had one of those strange
warnings which are supposed to give
notice of approaching catastrophe.
Mrs. Director begged her husband not
to go, but, of course, he had to attend
to his duties. The night before he left
the woman dreamed that her hus
band's life was endangered by water,
the details of the dream, however, oc
curring on the ocean, and she made
him promise not to go near the ocean
or on any water while he was in the
Her husband promised and fulfilled
his promise, but the morning after he
left his wife read in the paper the
first news of the Johnstown flood. Of
course then she knew why it was she
had feared for her husband's safety,
and why it was she had been warned
that he was in danger from water. For
a time she was half crazed with grief,
then she received a telegram from her
husbanj telling of his safe arrival, for
it appeared that he had been on one
of the trains that had gone through
before the dam burst.
Indian an Engineer.
A descendant of Tama's band of
Musquaukie Indians is now the en
gineer of a fast passenger train on the
Burlington road. He is here on the
same ground where his ancestors lived
for many generations. He crosses the
same rivers, surveys the same land
scapes, observes the same phenomena
of wind, temperature, storms, etc., that
were familiar to his ancestors of cen
turies ago. He wears more clothes
than they wore, and he speaks a dif
ferent language, and he is serving
civilization instead of barbarism. Few
if any of the passengers who ride be
hind him know that a Tama Indian
sits in the cab of the engine as it
speeds over the prairies. Burlington
Buck Fights a Train.
A telephone message to the Connec
ticut state game warden informed him
that a big deer, a buck weighing 300
pounds, had been killed near Dur
ham, Conn., in an attempt to stop a
passenger train leaving New Haven
With a doe and two fawns the buck
stood on the tracks. The engine
driver blew the whistle and the doe
and fawns leaned to one side.
The buck, however, stood his
ground with lowered head and was
run down, as the train could not be
AVOID RISK IN BUYING PAINT.
Yon take a good deal of risk if yon
buy white lead without having abso
lute assurance as to its purity and
quality. You know white lead is often
adulterated, often misrepresented.
But. there's no need at all to take
any chances. The "Dutch Boy Paint
er" trade mark of the National Lead
Company, the largest makers' of gen
uine white lead, on a package of
White Lead, is a positive guarantee
of purity and quality. It's as depend
able as the Dollar Sign. If you'll
write the National Lead Company,
Woodbridge Bldg, New York City,
they will send yon a simple and cer
tain outfit for testing white lead, and
a valuable book on paint, free.
LEST HE FORGET.
No Roseate Postcard Without Its
Thorn of Suggestion.
Harold's mother well call him Har
old went abroad a month ago, leav
ing Harold nnder the somewhat un
substantial control of his elder sisters.
In spite of the itemized directions
with which even unto the moment of
final leave-taking she had not ceased
to bombard him, Harold's mother was
far from sure that her efforts would
have any lasting effect. ;
Her- voyage was more or less dis
turbed by these doubts, but before
she landed on the other side she had
determined on a course of action. Like
all small boys, Harold is most cov
etous of picture postcards and had
looked forward to a harvest from his
mother's trip. He got it.
Every day she sent at least one
card. And whatever else it bore in the
way of inscription, there was not one
which failed of this introduction:
"Just as soon as you get this go and
brush your teeth."
DEEP CRACKS FROM ECZEMA
Could Lay Slate-Pencil in One Hands
in Dreadful State Permanent
Cure in Cuticura.
"I had eczema on my hands for
about seven years and during that
time I had used several so-called rem
edies, together with physicians' and
druggists' prescriptions. The disease
was so bad on my hands that I could
lay a slate-pencil in one of the cracks
and a rule placed across the hand
would not touch the pencil. I kept
using remedy after remedy, and while
some gave partial relief, none relieved
as much as did the first box of Cuti
cura Ointment. I made a purchase of
Cuticura Soap and Ointment and my
hands were perfectly cured after two
boxes of Cuticura Ointment and one
cake of Cuticura Soap were nsed. W.
H. Dean, Newark, Del., Mar. 28, 1907."
A remarkable machine made by a
lately deceased member of the Royal
Microscopical society for writing with
a diamond seems to have been broken
up by its inventor. A specimen of its
works is the Lord's prayer of 227 let
ters, written In the 1,237,000 of a
square inch, which is at the rate of
53,880,000 letters or 15 complete
Bibles, to a single square inch. To
decipher the writing it is necessary to
use a 1-12-inch objective, which is the
high power lens physicians employ for
studying the most minute bacteria.
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to lean
ttiat taere is at least one dreaded disease Uutt science
n&a been able to cure In an Its stages, and that
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cora la tbe only positive
cure no knova to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, requires a constitu
tional treatment. Ball's Catarrh Curs IB taken In
ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby destroying tbe
foundation of the disease, and erring tbe patient
strength by buiMing up the constitution and assist
ing nature In doing lis work. The proprietors have
so much faith in Its curative powers that they offer
One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. 8eod for list of testimonials
Address F. J. CHENEY a CO.. Toledo. O-
Sotd by all Druggists. 75c.
Tate Hail's Family Puis for constipation.
"See here, I'm tired of complaining
about those noises. Shall I appeal to
the police or leave it to Heaven?"
"Don't say anything to the police,"
replied the janitor, soothingly. "Leave
it to me."
SPOHX'S DISTEMPER CURE win
cure anv possible case of DISTEMPER,
PIXK EYE, and the like among horses
of all ages, and prevents all others in the
same stable from having the disease. Also
cures chicken cholera, and dog distemper.
Any good druggist can supply you. or send
to manufacturers. 50 cents and $1.00 a bot
tle. Agents wanted. Free book. Spohn
Medical Co., Spec. Contagious Diseases,
Only Colony of Kind.
The colony of Barbary apes on the
Rock of Gibraltar is the only one of
its kind in existence, and is being pro
tected by the British government.
News comes from all the summer re;
sorts that this is a very good season
You can't always tell by appear
ances. Many a narrow-minded man is
Mrs. Win aln Soothing; atyrvp.
Tor children toe thing, softens the fruroa. reduces tm
There is nothing little to the really
great in spirit Dickens.
. , It Cures While Ton Walk
Allen s root-Ease forcor&sand dubious, hot, sweaty
callous aching feet. 2Sc all Urodcista.
He has no force with men who has
no faith In them.
FARMS FOR RENT or sale on crop pay
ments. J. MULHALL, Sioux City, J a.
Love does sot atop at the boundaries
r eaiara thaa am
ALCOHOL-3 PER CENT-
AVegelabie Preparation Tor As
similating Itie Food and Reg uJa -ting
Ihe StoRtadts and Bowels of
ness and Re st .Contains neither
Opium .Morphine nor Mineral
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Akr if Old OrSAHVEiffTCWEt
A perfect Remedy f or Constipa
tion . Sour Stoinach.Diarrhoea,
and LOSS OF SLEEP
Facsimile Signature of
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Guaranteed under the Foodanj
Exact Copy of Wrappts.
No More Constipation
Uncle Sam Breakfast Food and keep your bowels opes. Cotmipatioa is too rn
of nine-tenthsof oar troubles. Onr leading doctors are using this food and receameadtag
it to their patients. We guarantee this to do as represented or your moaiiy back. It is)
made from whole wheat, extract of celery anrfafla seed, and guaranteed aader tbe pars
food and drag act Recommended and sold by all grocer jobbers is Kcbcasfca.
UNCLE SAM BREAKFAST FOOD CO.. Omaha. Nebr.
"What's the matter over there?"
"The sword - swallower is being
choked by a fishbone."
Laundry work at home would be
much more satisfactory if the right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness. It Is usually neces
sary ' to use so much starch that the ;
beauty and fineness of the fabric is
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
Te Discover Fish Shoals.
Experiments are being made in En
rope with a microphone for the discov
ery of the presence of shoals of fish.
The instrument is sunk into the water
and the constant tapping of the fish
against it as they pass warns the fish
ermen. The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great Im
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all injurious chemicals, is the
only one which is safe to nse on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiffen
er makes half the usual quantity ot
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
Had Something Coming.
"That's the parson that married
me." "Shall I soak him one for youT"
ass Csma, MOmHOE 0IB CO.,
Tot Infanta and Children,
Ths Vti Ycj Iluva
Beanie L v.
or Stomach Trouble If Yon Eat Uncle
Sam Anti-Dyspeptic Breakfast Food.
Tbe tjreatest atlacoTefry mt ihm mfm tat omumia
constipation and stomach troabieav It is snore mtmrahtaf
than any other kuowa food, building sp the srttem.
There is more blood-making propeny ta these Tirrrate
than any other known food.
Keep yon mtotmmch aaal fcawtb nfk sad
nature will do the rest. It is pleasant to eat aarl very
nutritions, overcoming nervousness and general debility.
A small quantity is strfficient. After eating this a lew
days every one says that they feel stronger have uumm
life and vigor overcoming that languid ieelraai that caw
has when their stomach is oat of order and tb bowels
are constipated. No aware ssnJidtt. if vwas atavf
tbM Ituim flfla.
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