It is stated that the following excellent arrangement is in vogue on the line of railroad from Chicago to Philadelphia. A boy goes around with a card through the cars, wit numberless refreshments printed thereon, with the price attached to each, including tea and coffee, and you check such as you want, which are speedily brought to you on a slaver from the commissary car. – Toledo Blade.
We like that, and hope the improvement will come west. Then a man who is so unfortunate as to be compelled to travel for a living or for pleasure needn’t swallow his victuals whole to get fifty cents’ worth or more in the nominal twenty minutes allowed him for “grub.” Send that improvement West. It will be good for dyspeptics, if nobody else.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 2, 1862, p. 1