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Royalty On The Rails

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It niay not be generally kuowu that a telegraphist always travele by "royal traius. " Iu case of any mishap a ladder is placed against tbc nearest telegraph post and a wíre tied or eonnected with au instrument whioh the telegraph clerk works whilo sittiug ou the bank. By this rueaus word eau be at once sent to the uearest railway statiou, giving iustructious that assistanoe must be sent at once to snch and such a spot. When a train with the sovereign on board is traveling, all the nieu in reBponaible positions all along the line are forevrarued. Once on the Brighton line a trial was made. The royal train was stopped, and the telegraphist sent word in the way just described. The resnlt was most satisfactory, and the royal personage was well pleased at the promptitude with which a relief party arrived from a place some miles distant.


Ann Arbor Argus
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