. Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine . life. I am still alive.—A Conductor in Rail-road Association Magazine. A DREAM OF INVENTION Sung by Ed. Aqenbroad. Illustrated by H. E. Cyphers, Brakeman, Toledo Division, C. H & D. One day in me car house, safe out of the rain, A wondrous idee penethrated me brain. It came with such force as to sthrike me quite dumb, And left me for days all befuddled and numb. Now whin a mon wurruks all day on a thrack,Wid kinks in his arrums and an ache in his back,He dont feel like climbin aboard a hand carAnd pumpin the blitherin thing very far. So I goes to work

. Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine . life. I am still alive.—A Conductor in Rail-road Association Magazine. A DREAM OF INVENTION Sung by Ed. Aqenbroad. Illustrated by H. E. Cyphers, Brakeman, Toledo Division, C. H & D. One day in me car house, safe out of the rain, A wondrous idee penethrated me brain. It came with such force as to sthrike me quite dumb, And left me for days all befuddled and numb. Now whin a mon wurruks all day on a thrack,Wid kinks in his arrums and an ache in his back,He dont feel like climbin aboard a hand carAnd pumpin the blitherin thing very far. So I goes to work Stock Photo
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. Baltimore and Ohio employees magazine . life. I am still alive.—A Conductor in Rail-road Association Magazine. A DREAM OF INVENTION Sung by Ed. Aqenbroad. Illustrated by H. E. Cyphers, Brakeman, Toledo Division, C. H & D. One day in me car house, safe out of the rain, A wondrous idee penethrated me brain. It came with such force as to sthrike me quite dumb, And left me for days all befuddled and numb. Now whin a mon wurruks all day on a thrack, Wid kinks in his arrums and an ache in his back, He dont feel like climbin aboard a hand carAnd pumpin the blitherin thing very far. So I goes to work wid the help of me crew, And fastens a plank on the car wid a screw. We fastened it firmly wid bars of good steel To the sthrong upright rods of the cars master wheel. And now, glory be, whin our days work is done, We straddles our plank for an aisy home run, If Misther E. Ledger comes by wid his crowdI know me invention will sure do me proud. Its an idy, me bucks, thats certain to last;And handles on hand cars is things of the past.. RETAIL TRANSPORTATION A. E. D. THE observations on which this article is based weremade in connection with the work of arranging aschedule for the movement of cars containingpackage freight. The retail business does not fluctuateto as great a degree as the carload freight, even inperiods of depression; frequently when there is a fallingoff in the volume of carload traffic, the package businesswill show an increase, largely from patrons who in bettertimes would ship in carload lots. The present heavymovement of traffic will hardly continue, and the timeis approaching when both traffic and transportation offi-cials will look with increased favor upon the retail orpackage business. It is in this branch of the solicitationwork that every employe can help. Now if something can be done toward securing a ma-terial increase in the retail business of the company, whentraffic officials make a request for additional cars thetransportation officials will not

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