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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1909)
He wag an only child. They were
rery particular about his manner of
speech, constantly correcting him so
that he would use beautiful English.
He, however, was allowed now fend
then to associate with other children.
He played with a neighbor boy a loug
while one day and when he came
borne there was an ecstatic smile ou
"I like that boy, mother." he said.
"I like him very much. He swears
beautifully. He knows every word."
Starch, like everything else, is be.
tag constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 years
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all In
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another' ingredient. in
Tented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
Grows Only In Four States.
Bromine, useful in medicine, pho
tography, the manufacture of dyes
and in certain metallurgical opera
tions. Is produced ' commercially in
only four states of this country Mich
igan. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West
Virginia. Last year's output was
"Have any luck hunting?"
"The greatest ever."
"How was that?"
"I went out with an amateur and
came back alive."
Nearly every man, when he reads
a good Joke and remembers and tells
It well, thinks to himself afterward:
"What a witty fellow I am getting to
be ! "
It every man was compelled to act
as his own fool-killer there would be
an epidemic of suicides.
PILRK CI KKI) IX 6 TO 14 DAYS.
PA.7.0 OINTMENT In siwranlwd to corn iw raw
.f llrblnic. Blind. nieolln or Protruding iMes Id
to 14 days or money reiunueu. w.
The average woman Is fond of pets,
but her husband is not in that class.
Mrs. Russell Sage" is the latest suf
fragette, but that only makes one
Even a fast man may not make a
rapid recovery when he's ill.
If ToarFMt Ache or Horn
t a SS park:itf of Allon'n KooUKhki'. It gives
quick rcliei. Two million puckaKL'ft uulu yearly.
Smiles make a better salve for trou
ble than do frowns.
CATARRH IN HEAD.
MR. WM. A. PRE88ER.
MR. WILLIAM A. PRESSER, 1723
Third Ave., Moline, 111., writes:
"1 have been suffering from catarrh
In the head for the past two months
and tried innumerable so-called reme
d ins without avail. No one k nows how
I have suffered not only from the dis
ease itself, but from mortification when
in company of friends or strangers.
"I have used two bottles of your med
icine for a short time only, and it
effected a complete medical cure, and
what 1h better yet, the disease has not
"1 can most emphatically recommend
Pernns to all sufferers from this dis-
Read This Experience.
Mr. A. Thompson, Box 65, R. R. 1.
Martel, Obio, writes: ''When I began
your treatment my eyes were inflamed,
jfOM was stopped up half of the time,
and was sore and scabby. I could not
rest at night on account of continual
hawking end aplttlng.
"I bad tried several remedies and was
about to give up, but thought I would
try I'eruna. '
"After I had taken a bout one-third of
a bottle I noticed a difference. I am
now completely cured, after suffering
with catarrh for eighteen years.
"I think if those who are afflicted
with catarrh would try Peruna they
would never regTet It."
Peruna is manufactured by the
Peruna Drug Mfjr. Co., Columbus, Ohio.
Ask your Druggist tor a Free Peruna
Almanac for way.
A Safe and Sore
i temp's Balsam j
Pees ot centals Opium,
Morphine, or say atacr aarcolic
or habil-Iorsung arng.
Nothing of a poisonous or harm
z fnl character enters into its coin
l ins clean ana pure congn cure
cures coughs that cannot be cured
by any other medicine.
It has saved thousands from con
sumption. It has saved thousands of lives.
A 25c bottle contains 40 doses.
At all druggists', 25c., 50c. and $1.
Da1 aoeept aaylhlaa cum.
By W. M. MAUPIN
France is strongly tempted to sub
sidize the stork.
Connecticut hen lays two eggs a
day. But we're still paying famine
England's invasion by American
racetrack touts is hard on the sport of
kings and pikers.
A French army officer has invented
eye-glasses which enable the wearer
to see on all sides and the rear.
Electric waves may conquer the
London fog, but we defy them to pro
duce results on Chicago smoke.
Does Sig. Ferrero believe that Eve
was all she was cracked up to be, or
has he evidence to the contrary?
The nickel John D. Rockefeller gave
as a tip has become almost as famous
as the $29,000,000 ho refused to give up.
President Roosevelt has saved
nothing out of his salary, but don't
worry. He can get a job of some
St. Louis woman leaves her husband
because he could read her thoughts.
He'll be careful, after this, not to read
Water having been discovered on
Mars, we may cease pitying the thirsty
inhabitants therof. It's a great load
off our minds.
Pencil drawings may be rendered
permanent by brushing them with a
mixture of equal parts of skimmed
milk and water.
Gentlemen who ride from one end
of the country to the other on the rods
think there is nothing much the mat
ter with the Pullman car except the
Russian milionaire burns his money
to save his heirs from the curse of
riches. It is not said that they were
particularly grateful for his thought
We should imagine, from some of
the rambling remarks of Prof. Hugo
Muensterberg, that applied sociology,
was a good thing until one came to
A New York man of 83 has married
a pretty girl of 18. It may surprise the
unsophisticated to know that the old
man is very, very wealthy. Detroit
King Edward weighs 210 pounds, it
is boasted. And we gaze at the majes
tic proportions of our own new ruler
and smile superciliously at Britain's
With two Connecticut chauffeurs In
the penitentiary the amusement of
running over people as they alight
from the street cars bids fair to be
come less popular.
Pennsylvania husbfend of 71 sues
neighbor of 69 for alienating the af
fections of his wife, aged 65. Well,
the poor girl probably wanted some
body nearer her own age.
Just a suggestion born of love for
the babies. Shouldn't that toddling
little emperor of China be strapped to
the- throne? Very serious conse
quences might result from a tumble.
An ocean freighter coming into New
York reported striking an iceberg with
such force that a live polar bear on
the ice fell from the force of the im
pact on the deck of the ship. The ordi
nary tale of ocean adventure is get
ting too tame for up-to-date consump
tion. ' That story about an alligator kill
ing an eagle In the air sounds rather
difficult, until you read that it was a
baby alligator, and that the eagle flew
away with it. According to the story,
the representative of American free
dom soon bad reason to regret his en
terprise. The skull of a man supposed to be
long to the earliest period of the earth
was lately found in France, and from
the conformation of -the jaw it is
plain the men of that time could not
have laughed. But then life in the
glacial period may have been no laugh
The Baltimore woman who claimed
that her husband allows her only two
cents a day to run the house on, shows
plainly what stamp of a husband he
Is. There can be no doubt in the
minds of the unprejudiced that he is
not the two-cent male there has been
such praise about.
Socialistic candidates for congress
received votes in 162 districts this
year; Prohibitionist candidates in 152
districts. The strength of the two
parties in the north and west, for the
south contributed only four candidates
out of the total, two Prohibitionists
and two Socialists.
Walt around awhile and watch the
days grow longer. ,
England, where beer is held in such
high esteem that poets have sung its
praises. Is moving to keep the product
pure. A bill has been introduced in
parliament prohibiting the use of any
substitute for hops. Incidentally the
bill Is a protective measure. The hop
growers are sorely hit by foreign com'
petition and the use of ingredients
brought from abroad. More and more
the protection idea is taking hold of
the British people.
IN FIVE DECADES
RAILROADS HAVE MADE WON
Changes Are Shown by Comparisons
Which Are Really Humorous
One Line That Could Not
Afford a Clock.
" It would seem a far cry between a
period when a railroad corporation
would order $1,600,000 worth of'pas
senger equipment, apparently with no
more concern than would be displayed
by the ordinary individual in buying
a loaf of bread, and the time when
that same road could - not afford a
clock by which to run its trains, says
the Chicago Evening Post. But this
span in the affairs of the Rock Is
land system is covered by the service
of a man who still is on its pay roil.
Readers of newspapers noticed a re
port a few days ago that the Rock
Island had ordered new locomotives
and passenger cars to cost $1,600,000.
The contrast was presented by an' old
document which was unearthed from
the records in the form of an adver
tisement of the establishment of serv
ice by the Chicago & Rock Island rail
road between Chicago and La Salle,
111., a distance of 100 miles, all of the
system then in operation. And this was
only 55 years ago, or in 1853.
. It was this advertisement that gave
away the secret about the inability
of the road to furnish its own Sock
for operating purposes. At least it Is
taken to indicate that near approach
to poverty, for the trains were run by
a clock in a store located two miles
from the station.
The man still in the employ of the
Rock Island who personally remem
bers the beginning of this service is
E. H. Whited, now cashier in the La
Salle station ticket office, Chicago.
Then 17 years old, he went to the sta
tion at Blue Island with his father to
see the train go through. About nine
months later he entered the employ
of the Rock Island, and still remains.
Mr. Whited tells many incidents
concerning early, railroading, . but
about the most interesting anecdote
regarding the first trip of the trains
announced in the foregoing advertise
ment concerns the actions of the farm
ers at Bremen, now Tinley Park, about
25 miles from Chicago.
The people of that neighborhood had
insisted that the train stop there, so
they might look at it, but they were
informed no stop would be made. De
termined not to. be thwarted In their
sight-seeing purpose, the people gath
ered at Bremen and built a fence
across the ' tracks. ; It was simply
an old-fashioned worm-rail fence, but
it took the train crew long enough to
remove the obstruction to give, the
gathered curious ones time to, get a
good look at the train. . i
Some wonderful , contrasts are indV
cated by the opening paragraph of this
narrative. In 1853 the passenger train
equipment was primitive. Instead of
all-steel cars, electric-lighted, venti-
. lated -and supplied with the latest
coupling and spring devices, as is the
case with this latest order of the Rock
Island, Mhe old coach was of wood, oil
lamps were used, the coaches were
without, ventilation when the weather
was too cold to have the windows
open and there was little attention to
the springs and coupling devices. In
fact, the old link couplers were used,
and starting trains thus coupled usual
ly was accompanied by considerable
shaking up for the passengers. Then,
too, the light construction of - cars
made riding -a pretty rough proposi
The system also has grown from its
100 miles into the Rock Island-Frisco-
Chicago and Eastern Illinois family
having upward of 14,000 miles of road,
and the pay roll has increased from
some 300 names to about 65,000. But
the prediction of the active railroad
man is that another half century will
find to-day's methods just as crude in
comparison as were those of 1853.
Railroad Instruction Train. '
The Pennsylvania railroad recently
sent out an instruction train for a
three days' trip through eastern Penn
sylvania, to deliver free lectures to
Jthe farmers along the line. The lec
turers were niemoers or me iacuity
of the State College of Agriculture.
iThe three coaches of the train were
ifltted up as lecture rooms, and at each
of the 22 stops 45 minute talks were
-made. Besides lectures on increasing
the fertility of the soil, there were dis
courses on methods for increasing the
nitput of dairy products, the care of
live stock, testing seed corn and the
cultivation of alfalfa. Scientific
Metal Sleepers in Indian
It is understood that metal sleepers
of cast iron box form have been tried
ion the Oudh & Rohilkhand railway, half
a mile of track having been laid on
them In vicinity of the Lucknow sta
tion, when F. D. Fowler, whose In
vention they were, was engineer-in-
chief of that line. These sleepers are
&bout the same weight as the Indian
Midland railroad cast iron pots, and
believed to be as strong. It is prac
tically the same shape as a timber
sleeper, which is more easily packed
than any other, and, it is claimed, Is
free from the defects of other metal
Old Railroad Carriages.
Before 1880 most English railway
carriage had only four wheels and
weighed ten tons. From 1880 to 1890
;they had six wheels and weighed 15
Ito 1C tons; from 1890 to 1900 they had
;eight wheels and weighed 24 tons;
and since 1900 the fashion is 12
;wheels for dining and sleeping cars
and the weight 35 to 42 tons.
RAIL THAT CANNOT SPREAD.
Invention of Value Said to Have Been
Made in Pittsburg.
The prevention of all possible
chance of breaking or spreading is the
important advantage claimed for a
steel rail and tie combined recently in
vented and patented by two Pittsburg
workingmen, J. J. Fitzgerald and Louis
McFarland. Railroad managers are
watching the new device with the
greatest interest, for it it will do one
half what its inventors maintain, it
will eliminate more than 90 per cent,
of the accidents on American steam
and electric roads.
The construction of this new. rail
and tie is simplicity itself. It requires
no nuts, bolts or fish' plates, and when
once in place can, it is said, be main
tained in perfect condition at much
less cost than the style now in use.
A feature of the invention is the
ingenious way in which the rail and
tie are securely joined. This is done
by means of a tapered round pin, split
at the small end. This pin is inserted
so tightly that the split end spreads
out and holds it firmly in place. Add
ed strength is secured by an improved
tongue at the base of the rail which
is said to be twice as strong as that
in general use at present. The chance
of breaking or spreading is further
guarded against by the slot in the tie
into which the tongue fits, and the
fact that the new rail requires no
welding prevents all danger of trouble
from contraction or expansion of the
The difficulty which is experienced
in securely, imbedding the present
flat beam cross ties is entirely re
moved. The new tie Is arched at the
base, thus enabling the ballast to be
packed solidly around it and a per
manent foundation secured in any
kind of roadbed. New York Ameri
can. Slipshod Warning Sufficient.
On one occasion the engine of a
freight train in a certain island in the
West Indies had completely broken
down, but no thought was given to,
the danger that threatened the follow
ing passenger train till it happened
to occur to an official that some steps
should be taken to avoid another more
serious accident. Accordingly, the man
slowly rolled a cigarette, lighted it,
and strolled up the line in the direc
tion of the approaching train, where,
having selected a comfortable position,
he sat down upon the grass at the
side of the metals. As soon as the
train approached, the man, by this
time half asleep, raised himself from
his recumbent position and held up a
This slipshod : method of indicating
danger was, ' however, quite sufficient
to cause the driver to see that some
thing was wrong, and he promptly
stopped the train and, alighting from
his engine, proceeded to discuss the
weather,' and' incidentally the break
down, with the official upon the bank.
Safety for Electricians.
The increased ( use of electricity on
the Pennsylvania railroad has led to
a study of the dangers of handling
live wires and the methods that must
be employed in resuscitating those
who have been stunned by an electric
shock. A special pair of pliers has
been designed which enables a man
to cut a live wire carrying 23,000 volts
without danger to himself. To re-
move the-, wire from a body when no
other means are at hand a coat is
placed under the wire and lifted by
the sleeves to raise the wire off the
body. This was found .perfectly safe,.
even when the garment was damp
Experiments with fire streams
showed that there was no. danger of
the current flowing down the stream
of water even from a high-voltage
line when the operator held the noz
zle at a distance of between three and
four feet from the wire. Experiments
with chemical extinguishers showed
that they were very dangerous where
a solid stream was played on the
A Hair-Raising Predicament.
.For an improbable occurrence, the.
predicament which befell an English
engine-fitter would be very hard 5 toj
Dear, in me course or nis duties
some time ago he had to take part in
the repairing of a locomotive.
To do this he had to squeeze him
self Into the water tank, the Inlet'
of which was exceedingly small. He,
however, managed to get inside with
out much difficulty, but was horrified
on finding that he could not possibly
get out again.
His fellow workmen did their best
to get him out, but all in vain, and
finally the helpless prisoner became
utterly exhausted and lay in the tank
unconscious. Before he could be res
cued from his prison house the engine
had to' be taken to pieces, and a num
ber of mechanics were immediately
summoned for the purpose. English
And They Jumped Off.
Four men from the country who
had never before ridden on a train
leaped from one traveling 30 miles an
hour near Baton Rouge, La. Asked
why they jumped, they said because
the porter called ok : "All off for Baton
Rouge!" They were not seriously In
To Signal Between Stations.
An electrician in the Union Pacific
shops at Omaha has equipped a loco
motive with a wireless device, which
railroad men assert will enable train
dispatchers and station agents to sig
nal engineers between stations.
Will Electrify Tracks.
Ail the tracks of the Illinois Central
within the city of Chicago will be
electricified and the use of steam to
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SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS
ONCSIZEOMLY-REOUUIR PRICE SO PER BOTTUE
A SPEEDY ONE.
Miss Tapps Of course, some type
writers are extremely expert. , i
Clerk Oh, yes. I know of one who
married a rich employer in less than
TOLD TO USE CUTICURA.
After Specialist Failed to Cure Her In
tense Itching Eczema Had Been
Tortured and Disfigured But
Was Soon Cured of Dread Humor.
"I contracted eczema and suffered
Intensely for about ten ' months. , At
times I thought I would scratch my-
Belf to pieces.. My face and arms were
covered with large red patches, so
that I was ashamed to go out. I was
advised to go to a doctor who was
a specialist in skin" diseases, but I
received very little relief. I tried
every known remedy, with the same
results. I thought I would never get bet-
ter until a friend of mine told me to try
the Cuticura Remedies. So I tried them,
and - after four or five -applications of
Cuticura Ointment I was relieved of
my unbearable itching. ; I used ; two
sets of the Cuticura Remedies, and I
am completely cured.; Miss-Barbara
Krai, Highlandtown, Md., Jan. 9, '08.
Potter Drue Chein. . Corp., Sole Props., Boston.
Work of Women 'inventors.
Women are said to have been Issued
more than 6,000 patents by the United
States office. They are not all domes
tic by any means, either, as some of
them are for car couplers, night signal
ing, life rafts, car wheels, machines
tor manufacturing ozone and a type
writer for the blind. A pocket sewing
machine and a sash that will go up
without sticking are other inventions
With a smooth Iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well, at home as the
steam laundry- can ; it will have .the
proper stiffness and finish, there will
be less wear , and tear of the" goods,
and it will be a positive pleasure to
use a Starch that does not stick to the
The Most Dangerous Capital.
London, which used to boast of be
ing the quietest and safest capital of
the world, has become noisier than
Paris and more dangerous than New
York. Nearly 300 persons are now
killed annually by street accidents,
and how many more just escape with
their lives cannot be computed. Out
Good Judge of Human Nature.
"Jones says he can usually tell
men's occupations from their appear
"Yes, Jones can. He can spot a col
lector as far as he can see him."
Detroit Free Press.
When a young man tells a girl that
he'll love her forever and ever no
doubt he believes he is telling the
truth all the time.
That Is LAXATIVE BBOMO QUININB. Look fpt
tbe signature of B. W. GROVE. Used tin World
..... a. Cold In One Dar. 3&C.
It is not what we intend, but what
we do makes us useful. More.
Pittsburg is beginning to get
smoke out of its eves.
A good detective makes light of his
ability as a shadow.
i fTTin n ra
A Pennsylvania bulldog attacked
and killed a bull, thus fully vindicating
"Was your ' father college-bred?"
"Yes, but we never mention it. The
college he went to had a rotten foot
ball team. Chicago Record-Herald.
Ma'am, here's a i:an at the doo
with a parcel for you." "What is It,
Bridget?'' "It's a fish, ma'am, and it's
marked C. O. D." "Then make the
man take it straight back to the deal
er." "I ordered trout." Baltimore
' No Longer Fortune's Toy.
The doom of the high automobile
prices has sounded. One can buy a
better car today for $1,500 than he
could a few years ago for $3,000. It
i&only a matter of time now until any
man who can afford to keep a horse
can afford .to own an automobile.
Automobile building was more or'
less of an experiment up to a short
time. ago. But now it is an exact sci
ence. When' the modern car is turned
out of the shop the makers know that -it
will run and run well. Close watch
ing of the performances of the earlier
machines has pointed out the defects
of construction. These have mostly
been remedied. . ; . Shops are better
equipped now. Cylinders, crank shafts,
axles, gears and the like are made in
great quantities, by special machinery.
The cost of labor - and material has
been much reduced by system, until
now it is possible to turn out a much
better machine than formerly and
charge about half the original price
for it. Truly good touring cars are
offered for as little as $1,000. Run
abouts that will give ten times the
service of any horse and buggy bring
$500. The higher' priced cars give
the buyer a better finish and higher
power, but the cheaper automobile is
a very satisfactory car in most cases
and has the support of thousands of
users in moderate circumstances. And
this is only the beginning. The years
will see a yet more pronounced drop
in prices, while quality is maintained.
N. Y. World.
; Oregon's Back Pay.
;The state or Oregon has been award- 1
ed $200,000 for protecting the adjoin
ing territories of Washington and Ida
ho during the Civil war. This is the
first time we have known that Wash
ington and Idaho were in danger at
that interesting period. . But then his-.
tory has a way of being written sev
eral -years after. San Francisco'.
Chronicle. ' '
The- Midwest Life of Lincoln has
Insurance In force amounting to $1,-
452,000,.', Its officers arec ; N. Z. Snell.A
president; Dr.; B. B.. Davis, Omaha,'
vice-president: A. J. Sawver. : secre
tary? -i H. S. Freeman, treasurer; Dr.;
M. H. Everett, medical director ;. C. R.i
Easterd'ay,' actuary;- and JC H." M6ckett,
Jr.,. superintendent of agents. The
Midwest Life issues all the standard
forms of insurance. Local agents
wanted in everv town In Nnhraslra "
Home office, 1007 "O" street, Lincoln;
Nebraska. ' - 1
Two of a Kind. -
Little Johnnie, .who - is considered,
the image of his. father, was one day
in his mother's way, when she told
him: "You are always in the way."
He replied: "I am just like papa."
The January Delineator.
Technical World Magazine.
. A blg, handsome magazine - issued
once a month that .will interest and
instruct every member of the family.
The Technical World has correspond
ents in every important city and keepsv
in touch with the latest achievements
In the mechanical and ; inventive
world. A magazine that is a help to
the .expert or apprentice and instruc
tive and interesting to all. Address
Technical World, 325 Armour Ave.,
- He Was Generous. -
Master Watfer, aged five, had eaten
the soft portions of his' toast at break
fast and piled the crusts on his plate.
"When I was a little boy," remarked
bis father, "I always ate the crusts
of my toast." - .
"Did you like them?" asked the lit
tie fellow, cheerfully.
"Yes," replied the parent. '
"You mayyhave these," replied Mas
ter Walter, pushing his plate across'
the table. The January Delineator.
If yon are going to buy:
send for our pictorial
story of the horse freer
it you mention this
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