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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1909)
Removed by Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound
lindlev. Ind. Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound removed
a cyst tumor or
four years' KTOwth,
which three of the
best physicians da-
c larva 1 had. 'J. bey
said that only an
help me. I am very
a friend's advice
and took Lydia E.
for it has made me
a strong and well
woman, and I shall recommend it aa
long as I live." Mbs. AIay Far,
One of the greatest triumphs of
Lvdia E. Finkham's Vegetable Com
pound is the conquering of 'woman's
oread enemy tumor. If you have
mysterious ra ins. inllammation. ulcera
tion or displacement, don't 'wait for
ume 10 conarm your icara ami gu i
through the horrorsof a hospital opera
tion, but try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table compound at once.
For thirty years Lydia E- Pinkham's
"Vegetable Compound, made from roots
and herbs, ha s beenthestandard remedy
tor female Ills, ana such unquestion
able testimony as the above Droves the
value of this famous remedy, and
should give commence ana nope to
everv sick w-omim.
If you would lite special advice
about your case write a confiden
tial letter to Airs, fins nam, as
Lynn. Mass. Her advice is free
ana always neipiui.
The Customer You dont appear to
have a hat in the place to suit me.
The Hatter Try a soft green one,
Nothing In the Name.
Senator Carroll S. Page of Vermont
la on good terms with the senate
pages, all because his name Is Page.
Apropos of this, he tells the story that
when he was governor of Vermont he
went to the chamber of the senate of
the state legislature one day and about
a dozen pages flocked around him Just
as a friend of his from the rural dis
tricts walked in.
"Governor," inquired the friend from
the country, "who are all these little
"They are little pages."
Sheer white goods, ia tact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Home laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory if proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at tne
improved appearance of your work.
Seek Prevention of Consumption.
The. municipal authorities of Berlin
have decided to introduce another
feature la their administration of tu
berculosis. Heretofore, municipal ef
fort has been confined to the mainten
ance of one or two homes for curable
consumptives, but it is recognised
that, useful as this is. it alone can
not cope with this disease. They have
resolved, therefore, to devote more at
tention to preventive measures.
Imnerlinl ta HMhtrt.
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
laiants and children, and see that it
la Vae For Over XO Years.
The Kind Ton Have Always Bought.
- -My! the paper is dull and uninter
esting this morning.'
"Is that so! Can't you find the di
orce column?" Detroit Free Press.
The ancient watch dog is a memoer
of the old guard.
MADE NEW SYSTEM
CHARLES W. DOUGLAS REALLY
FIRST TRAIN DISPATCHER.
Was the Originator of Reading Tele
graphic Messages by Sound and
Rose to High Position
Charles W. Douglas, the first train
dispatcher, died a short time ago in
Wayne, X. J-and
was buried in Port
Minor, first gen
ent of the Erie,
-who originated in
1S51 the system of
moving trains by
a new railroad op
erating department, that of train dis
patcher, and appointed Douglas as the
head of the department
Douglas was the last of the tele
graph operators who learned the busi
ness on the pioneer lines constructed
by Ezra Cornell 60 years ago. Hav
ing learned the printer's trade in An
gelica. X. Y.. he started out to seek
work elsewhere. He found it in the
office of the Recorder at Dundee, X.
Y. This was in 1S49. Cornell had
recently extended his telegraph line
through that part of the state and
bad established an omce in tne prim-
mg shop at Dundee. Douglas learned
to operate the Morse instrument. In
1851 the Erie telegraph line having
been put in oeration. with headquar
ters at Elinira Douglas, then 19. ap
plied for a place as operator and got
charge of the Erie office at Addison,
X. Y. Soon afterward the telegraphic
system of running trains was adopt
ed by Minot.
The Morse alphabet characters
were in those early days of telegraph
ing perforated on a tape as the mes
sage came to an operator, which un
wound from a reel, and the operator
copied the message from the tape as
it unwound. Douglas had not been
long in the service when he discov
ered that he could translate the mes
sages by sound, and he ignored the
tape thereafter. One day a conduc
tor was waiting at Addison for train
orders and he discovered that Doug
las was paying no attention to the dots
and dashes on the tape.
The conductor refused to accept the
order until Douglas had copied it in
his presence from the tape. Although
it corresponded exactly with the mes
sage the operator had taken by sound.
the conductor reported the unheard
of act to telegraph headquarters.
Douglas was called there for repri
mand, but he gave to the superintend
ent, who was the late L. O. Tillotson
of Xew York, such convincing exhibi
tion of his ability to take messages
correctly by sound that he was pro
moted to the general office. Although
the tape attachment to telegraph in
struments was not abandoned for
years, from that innovation of Doug
las in railroad telegraphy dated the
beginning of the taking of messages
by sound as a requisite of all opera
No other railroad had yet adopted
the telegraph system of train running
orders and none adopted it for sev
eral years, the Delaware & - Lacka
wanna being the second railroad to
establish it aa part of its regular op
erating system in 1S56. The men who
dispatched trains on the Erie were
their own operators and no central
head had knowledge of the position
of trains anywhere on the road. The
danger of this arrangement appealed
to Superintendent Minot, and when
the ability of young Douglas came to
his knowledge he made him chief dis
patcher of the Delaware division and
subsequently originated and estab
lished the department of train dis
patching and made Douglas its head.
Douglas thus became the first train
dispatcher in the world.
Douglas rose to be superintendent
of the Delaware division of the Erie,
succeeding Hugh Riddle, who succeed
ed Minot as general superintendent in
1869. . Douglas and Riddle resigned
after a quarrel with Jay Gould.
Riddle went west, entered the serv
ice of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific, and rose to be president of that
company. Douglas subsequently be
came general manager of the South-
side railroad of Long Island, and later
general superintendent of the New
York & Oswego Midland, now the
New York. Ontario & Western. When
the late Vice-President Garret A. Ho
t-art was made receiver of the Xew
ork & Greenwood Lake railroad he
appointed Douglas superintendent of
i ne roaa, irora wmcn place be re
signed to become part owner and, gen
eral manager of the New York & Sea
Beach railroad and the Sea Beach Pal
ace, one of the pioneer shpw places
and hotels on Coney Island. When
those interests were absorbed by oth
ers Douglas became manager of the
Erie Express Company, which was aft
erward purchased by the Wells, Par-
go Company. Since then Douglas had
been engaged in general railroad
Tramps Kilted on Railroads.
About 5.000 trespassers are killed
every year on the railroads, and 5.000
more are serlousily injured, many of
them becoming public charges. It is
calculated that from one-half to three-
fourths of these trespassers
Wireless Electric Truck.
An electric truck, its movements ab
solutely controlled by wireless elec
tric waves, has been installed in the
yards of the Union Pacific railroad at
CONDUCTOR A HARD WORKER.
Duties Are Many, and They Call
for Ability Away Above the
As a conductor he will probably be
gin in the freight service. His ca
boose will be a traveling office and
more than that it will carry all the
gossip of the division up and down
the line. It may be a homely little
car, but it is just as sure to be a
homelike place. From its elevated
outlook he may command a good view
of the train away head to the engine,
and he will be supposed to know all
the while that the brakemen are, at
tending to their duties; that the train
is in good order, particularly that
there are no hot boxes smoking away
and in imminent danger of setting
fire to the train and its valuable con
tents. There is a deal of bookkeep
ing to be accomplished in that travel
ing office, says Edward Hungerford in
Outing. The conductor will receive
the way bills of the cars of his train
and their contents, and he is held re
sponsible for their safe deliveries to
their destination or the junction
points where they are to be delivered
to other lines.
When he comes to the passenger
service there will be still more book
keeping to confront him, and he will
have to be a man of good mental at
tainments to handle all the many.
many varieties of local and through
tickets, mileage books, passes and
other 'forms of
tracts that ocme to him, to detect the
good from the bad, to throw out the
counterfeits that are constantly being
offered to him. He will have to carry
quite a money account for cash
fares, and he knows that mistakes
will have to be paid for out of his own
All that is only a phase of his busi
ness. He is responsible for the cere
and safe conduct of his train, equally
responsible in the last respect with
the engineer. He also receives and
signs for the train orders, and he is
required to keep in mind every
tail of the train's progress over tL
line. He will have his own assort
ment of questions to answer at every
stage of the journey, and he will be
expected to maintain the discipline
of the railroad upon its trains. That
may mean in the one instance ' the
ejectment of a passenger who refuses
to pay his fare and still he must not
involve the road in any big damage
suit or in another, the subjugation
of some gang of drunken loafers. The
real wonder of it is that so many con
ductors come as near as they do to
the Chesterfieldian standards.
The ticket-printing machine adopt
ed by the German government is de
signed to simplify the work of rail
road offices, and makes unnecessary
the usual large stock of many kinds
of tickets at each station. The ap
paratus at Cologne made for 1,300
stations is three feet long, four feet
high and twenty inches wide. It car
ries a printing plate for each kind of
ticket required, and an alphabetical
index-scale shows at a glance the
names of the stations to which tick
ets are issued. The only stock need
ed is a supply of pieces of cardboard
of the right size. When a ticket is
called for, a blank card is slid into
place opposite the required station,
a handle is depressed and the ticket
drops out, printed with the names of
the departure and destined stations.
consecutive number, fare, route, class
of carriage, and other facts. At the
same operation a duplicate is printed
on a continuous sheet to serve as a
record. Actual gain in time is claimed,
a clerk having issued as many as 500
tickets in an hour; there Is no delay
from the giving out of the supply of
certain tickets, and at the end of the
day the continuous sheet gives an ac
curate record of the business done.
With this system in use, there can be
no. ticket roberies. no issue of unaccounted-for
Schwab's Guest Train.
The "Schwab Special,'' the train
that brought seventy-five Detroiters
to South Bethlehem recently as the
guests of Charles M. Schwab, presi
dent of the Bethlehem Steel company,
cost $2,348, according to the statement
of a Lehigh Valley railroad official
The train was most luxurious. There
were the "club car," the diner, four
Pullmans and Mrs. Schwab's private
car, Loretta, one of the handsomest
and most completely furnished on
wheels. Seventy-three men were en
gaged in running the train, including
the engine crews, with the different
changes, conductors, waiters, chefs,
porters and brakemen. Both the
Grand Trunk and Lehigh Valley rail
roads had traveling representatives
aboard and extra mechanics were also
Employes' Relief Fund.
The Pennsylvania railroad has an
employes' relief fund that has been
in existence 23 years, and has become
financial and benevolent enterprise
of great magnitude. On the lines
east of Pittsburg $112,6S7.39 was paid
out in January. Of this $42,076.27 went
to families of deceased and $70,611.18
to employes incapacitated for .work.
The payments from the relief fund on
the lines west of Pittsburg7 in Janu
ary to employes unable to work
amounted to $27,711.55, and to fam
ilies oi employes wno area ,ioU, a
total of $35,461.55 for the mpnth. The
disbursements for relief on the en
tire system since the fund was organ
ized amounted to $2a,765,403.18. The
fund is maintained by an annual ap
propriation from' the treasury of the
company and a small assessment from
The Sunshine Ginger Wafer
These are called Yum Yams they are made at the
''Sunshine Bakeries" too with the other "Sunshines."
Baked in white tile top floor ovens amid pure air and
sunshine. They are the best ginger snaps you ever tasted.
SamsIiHEue Yum Yiamns
Dainty wafers with just enough
spice to be appetizing.
We employ infinite skill and
costly material to create them.
You miss the best in ginger
Jop SE-I LES biscuit Co.
STILL LOOKING FOR LIGHT.
Strangely Enough, English Firm Failed
to Understand Letter from Its
An English firm, whose shipment
of goods was delayed in reaching Ja
pan, received the following communi
cation from their newly-appointed
Japanese agent: "With regard to the
matter of escaping the penalty for
non-delivery of this there is only one
way to creep round same by diplo
mat We must make a stir or strike
occurring in our factory- Of course
big untrue. I place my presence on
inclosed form of letter and believe
this will avoid the trouble of penalty
of same. As Mr. is most re
ligious and competent man, also
heavy upright and godly, it fears me
that useless to apply for his sig
nature. Please therefore attach same
at Yokohama office, making forge.
But no cause for fear of prison hap
penings, as this often happens by
merchants of high integrity. But if
this involves that your honor look
mean and excessive awkward for
business purpose, I think more bet
ter a little serpentlike wisdom of po
lite manhood and thus found good
business edifice." The firm knows as
much now about the delay as it did
Fearful Eczema All Over Baby's Face
Professional Treatment Failed.
A Perfect' Cure by Cuticura.
"When my little girl was six months
old I noticed small red spots on her
right cheek. They grew so large that
I sent for the doctor but. Instead of
helping the eruption, his ointment
seemed to make it worse. Then I
went to a second doctor who said it
was eczema. He also gave me an oint
ment which did not help either. The
disease spread all over the face and
the eyes began to swell. The itching
grew Intolerable and It was a terrible
sight to see. I consulted doctors for
months, but they were unable to cure
the baby. I paid out from $20 to $30
without relief. One evening I began
to use the Cuticura Remedies. The
next morning the baby's face was all
white Instead of red. I continued until
the eczema entirely disappeared. Mrs.
P. E. Gumbin. Sheldon, la., July 1308."
Oorp Sola Plops Boston.
A Broad Discrimination.
There is an elder of a certain
church up-state who thinks that things
are only half done or not well started
in which he has no voice. At a
prayer meeting he offered thanks for
the safe return from their vacation
of the minister and his wife. With
proper dignity and in a loud voice he
said: "O Lord, we thank thee for
bringing our pastor safe home, and
his dear wife, too, O Lord, for thou
preservest man and beast." Success.
Starch, like everything else, is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 25 yerrs
ago are very different and inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all
injurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another ingredient, in
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
That Wheezy Sound.
"Say," inquired the boy next door
of the little girl whose father suffered
from asthma, "what makes your fa
ther wheeze so?"
"I guess it's one of his inside or
gans playing!" Puck.
"What's the reason we shouldn't
have a little outing this Saturday?"
asked Mrs. Grampus.
"I am," snarled Grampus. Buffalo
Just 2,000.000 tons of butter and
chees were eaten all over the world.
"The gingery ginger snap"
snaps nntil you taste the
Sunshine Yum Yums are
packed in thrice sealed cartons
amply protected from dust
They are at your grocer's in
Try a package judge
The Professor I've been a vege
tarian all-my life; from now on 111 eat
nothing but beef!
WHEN YOUR BACK ACHES
It Is a Warning That the Kidneys Are
Sick and Need Help.
' A bad hack makes every day a dull
round of pain and misery. It's a sign
the kidneys are sick
and cannot keep up
task of filtering the
blood. Lame back.
spells and urinary
disorders are warn
ings that must not
be overlooked. A.
G. Smith, 405 E.
Mills SU Liberty,
Mo., says: "I was
racked with pain.
stiff and lame, had
dizzy spells and a terrible condition of
the kidney secretions. I got so mis
erable I went to bed, but the doctor
did not do anything for me and no
one expected me to recover. Doan's
Kidney Pills first relieved, then cured
me, and I have had no kidney trouble
for seven years since."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-unburn Co, Buffalo, N. T.
What Did He Mean?
Mr Brown and his family were
Ktandine in front of the lion's cage.
"John " said Mrs. Brown. II these
animals were to escape, whom would
vou save first, me or the children?"
"Me " answered John, without hesi
tation. Everybody's Magazine.
WitTi n smnnfh iron and Defiance
Starch von can launder vour shirt
waist just as well at home as the
steam laundry can; it will nave the
-nmnop etifTnosa and finish there Will
be less wear and tear of the goods.
and It will be a positive pleasure u
use a Starch that does not stick to the
"Opportunities are dancing on every
man's desk!" shouted the high-brow
"Yes; hut they ain't half as liable
to bite ye as the spring fever or fish
In germ," echoed the chronic grouch.
Ask Your Druggist for Allen's Foot-Eas.
"I tried AIXEX'S FOOT-EASE recent
ly, and have just bought another supply.
It has cured my corns, and the hot. burn
ing and itching sensation in my feet which
was almost unbearable, and I would not
be without it now. Mrs. W. J. Walker.
Camden, N. J." Sold by an Druggists, 2ac
He is a man of power who, when all
his fellows are swayed by some am
bition or passion, remains calm and
Little children are suffering every day
in the year with sprains, brrnses. cuts,
bumps and burns. ilamlins Wizard Oil
is banishing these aches and pains every
day in the year, the world over.
The wife of a dyspeptic man may
not .agree with him any more than
her cooking does.
Mrs. Wlnalow's Soothlmr Pymp.
For rhndren teeibtnp. of tens ibe rum, icilutM te-
-nr wlmt mtlla' bOUlC
Tou cannot build a frame house un
less you have the rocks.
Harried life does not
much until it reaches pa-
The next man in a barber shop is
always rough and ready.
Don't Boy Just 'Shingles'
Ton want to be able to buy owe
lot of shingles this week and to
po back next week and buy some
more and have the quality ex
actly the same. Look for this
mark, it stands for the bert ia
Washington, BED CEDAR.
SHINGLES. Always the same
Fruit belt- (KMm
corners. Write. Send i
H. C. CS0FF0RB
She Do you know, dear, I had mj
heart set on ice cream to-night.
He I thought you seemed rather
Must Work Both Ways.
He I could waltz on to heaven witn
She Can you reverse? Tale Rec
ord. It's easier for some people to Urn
for aa acquaintance than it is for
them to stand up for a frtend-
pebbt iavip- rtMHiirz
Sumiutt eookpimint. bnwei UMsm.cxai9 feaeena
terrors in the bunsrnoia w there tfe . dpnaslkie nnV .
kiMiiq( luA. ScStiMitcWiin. '
Don't offer odds to the! elevator boy
or he ll take yon ap.
A Friend In Need
There is absolutely nothing
that gives such speedy relief ia
Dysentery. Diarrhea, Choleza
Morbus. Cholera-I ft Unfnm , CoSe
and Camps as
It is a friend ia seed, sad yea
should always keep it ia year Bowse.
Its valaable corstive properties have
made it a acccssiry for bath adalts
W. N. U, LINCOLN, NO. 27-1909.
Positively csrei by
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Tnnc lain Kama. Csnav
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Side. TOKPID IJ1
They regain tne Bowcbv Fnreiy Ti nhll
SHALL PILL. SSALL B3SL SMALL H'ZL
Genome Must Bear
"Before I began asing Cascarets I fcasl
bad crjrnplexioo. camples on say facev
and my food was not digested as it showM
have been. Nov I am entirely well, and
the pimples) have all disappeared from ary
face. I can truthfully say that Cascarets
are just as advertised; I have taken only
two boxes of them."
Clarence JL Griffin, Sberilsa, lad,
Do Good. Kent Siefcen.W emkn ot&riom.
I0c.2Sc.S0e. Never soM ia boGi. Theme
toe tnbtet stamped C C C f i i 1 ins
crenn front .vanrtnvSn.
dtgentiosiaarf tarn Horsy
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