Joseph P. Wathier Jewelers in superstition article

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Joseph P. Wathier Jewelers in superstition article - 158 THE RAILWAY TELEGRAPHER. MARCH 15, 1891....
158 THE RAILWAY TELEGRAPHER. MARCH 15, 1891. Wescott, Miss Nellie Mellville, and Walter E. Stevens, c&tton exchange operator. The night force is in charge of William I. Church, urst trick chief operator, and Joseph W. Brooks, second trick chief operator. The rank and file is made up as follows: James D Johnson, K. D. Allison, Thomas J. Mahan, M. H. Middle- mess, Charles F. Ireland, William A. Seery, Frank W. Carpenter, Carpenter, J. McCormick, Thomas A. Nolly and Sam. H. Nolly. The cable is worked by Messrs. Cline arid Fox during the day and by Messrs. Thomas A. Nolly and J. McCormick at night. Messrs. S. H. Nolly and J. D. Johnson do the press work. In the accounting department we find the following personnel: personnel: Gus ShuKz, cashier and receiving clerk; George Maguire, Maguire, delivery clerk; H. C. Balsam, night clerk: William F. Sieffert and William M. Brent, bookkeepers, and William H. Beckway, tracing cle k. The cable accounts are taken care of by Mr. John Courrage and Miss Pearl Weinburg, while the market quotations are managed by Mr. J. G. Richardson. The batteries are in charge of Mr. Henry Reuther, and the oflice building in that of Mr. Charles Klay. John Nolan, James llooney and Harry Hughes are the office boys and the messenger force contains twelve more bright and fleet-footed lads. Aside from the main office on Strand, the company has a branch office at the Tremont hotel, presided over by Miss Amelia Fitzwilliam, another at the Beach hotel, and one in the International and Great Northern railroad office. So well is this vast and intricate business handled that few complaints are ever made, though the public is more exacting in the matter <>f its telegraphic correspondence than in any other public service, unless it be the mail.— Galveston Tribune. Somewhat Concerning Superstition. Did you ever think about how much superstition yet prevails prevails in the world, especially in this highly civilized and very free portion of it? If not, but inclined to gather information on the subject, start out and ask a hundred acquaintances if thev are superstitious. The chances are that nearly every one of them will say he is not, and not a few will be disposed to get "huffy" and express a willingness to "do you up" for asking asking such a "fool question." But follow these same people about and you will find several of them going to the fortuneteller's, fortuneteller's, others guarding against seeing the new moon over the left shoulder, or against crossing arms in shaking hands, or starting up in alarm if a dog bays at night. Others get a stocking on wrong side out and wear it so all day lest by turning turning it they change their luck. Many will refuse to start on a iourney or begin any new work on Friday because this is considered considered an unlucky day. Others will only do so on a certain day oC the week, which is held to be their lucky day. Some consider their luck depends on sleeping with the head to the north, south, east or west, as the case may be. Others hold it a sure cause of misfortune for a lady to remove her wedding ring once it has been placed on her finger at the altar. Any jeweler will cite you instances where the prospective bride has come to select her wedding ring but flatly refused to try it on, because taking it off again would bring disaster to her married life. So she tries on other kinds of rings and then selects a wedding band to correspond in size to the ring that fits her finger. Then she trips joyously out with her lover, happy ia the conviciion that she has got the better of that horrid old ogre, Bad Luck, and with visions of orange blossoms, happiness happiness unalloyed, fat and rosy cheeked babies, and a train of other good things dancing through her brain. The other day when we happened to be in Chicago and called in at the well- known wholesale watch and jewelry establishment of Messrs. Jos. P. Wathier & Co., 178 West Madison St., Mr. Wathier mentioned the case of a young German girl who came into the store, some years ago, and selected a wedding ring for herself, went away with it, and was not seen again for several years. Then she came ia with a younger sister who was soon to be married. The married sister recalled the purchase of her own wedding ring, and stating that her married life had been so very happy and prosperous^ she was sure it was due to getting a lucky wedding ring. So she had brought her lister to get «,(, the flame place tliat Bbs wi? bt b6 «V»*Uy fortuaat*. Of course Mr. Wathier had other equally as lucky rings on hand, and that the sister made a wise selection is attested by the fact that her married life is a continuous honeymoon; also by a bouncing pair of twins almost two years old, and others in prospect. Her husband, who is an operator in an oflice of one of the leading roads, has never had to lose a day's pay, and they have been enabled to buy and pay for a nice little home of their own. As may readily be understood, the fame of this double luck in one family was not slow in spreading, hence Wathier's store has become acknowledged headquarters for lucky wedding rings. And, in face of such evidence, who will be rash enough to say there is nothing in luck? It is fitting to add here that the luck of those who deal with Messrs, Wathier & Co., is not, by any means, confined to those who buy wedding rings, for, as the firm deals in nothing but what is first-class and the best of its kind, and makes no statements regarding any article that is not in accord with the facts, it goes without saying that every person who buys of them is in great luck at once, for he has obtained reliable goods at lowest prices. We were pleased to learn that the special telegraphers watch, now being advertised in this paper, is having a large sale among the fraternity, and that all express themselves delighted delighted with it. It is a watch that needs to be seen to be appreciated, appreciated, and those who want a watch should send for one of these as the stock is rapidly being exhausted. The repairing business of the firm is reaching enormous proportions, for it is generally understood that this is by far the best place anywhere to get the very best work done at lowest wholesale prices. If you have a watch or a piece of jewelry that needs repairing, send it to them. And, if you have not already done so, send ten cents for a copy of their No. 16 160-page illustrated catalogue. It will come in handy when you happen to want to purchase. SPECIAL PREMIUMS. For four new subscribers we will send a fine gold O. E. T. pin valued at $1.50. For five new subscribers we will send any one of our el3- gant gold O. R. T. pins, valued at $1.75. To the lady who will send us 50 cash subscribers, we will send a beautiful gold watch, valued at $40. The movement is a full-jeweled, stem-wind and stem-set Springfield. Any lady who enters this race, and fails to get the required number, we will reward accordingly, so that you cannot lose anything by trying. Commence asking and writing to your friends; tell them to subscribe with you as you are trying for the ladies' gold watch. For seven new cash subscribers we will send a beautiful Rival Rival fountain pen, one of the best reliable fountain pens in the world. For two new cash subscribers we will send a copy of Elmer E. Vance's new railway romance, (bound in cloth) "Nellie Harland." Harland." A splendid premium at very liberal terms. For four new cash subscribers we will send the RAILWAY TELEGRAPHER one year to any address. For four new cash subscribers, we will furnish a copy of Terry & Finn's illustrations and descriptions of telegraph apparatus, apparatus, valued at $150. For eight new cash subscribers we will furnish a beautiful swing charm—No. 14 valued at $3.00 For ten new cash subscribers we will send an eleganyadies gold vest chain, valued at $5.00. For eight subscribers, one valued at $4.00, and for five subscribers, one valued at $2.50. For 24 cash subscribers we will send a No. 0 Edison Mimeograph Mimeograph large enough to print 6x8 inches. Price $12.00. For 30 subscribers we will send a No. 1 Mimeograph capable of reproducing a form 9x12 inches. Price $15.00. At least 3,000 copies can be made from one writing all fully as good as the original, and any one can use them without practice or experience. experience. A splendid thing for Local Secretaries or any one having having much copying to do. A splendid prize to be secured without without a cent of expense. IF you have not read "Nellie Harland" send us one new get a copy of it fta a presiiuw? price 50 oests,

Clipped from The Railroad Telegrapher15 Mar 1891, SunPage 22

The Railroad Telegrapher (Peoria, Illinois)15 Mar 1891, SunPage 22
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