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n was used, but more often the passenger did not wish to be bothered with it and so he carried a newspaper and as the train came in sight he scratched his brimstone match, lighted the newspaper and put it in the middle of the track and the train stopped. The Wellington station was built in 1878-79 and Walter S. Sherman of Medford looked after the fires and cleaning until three months before the appointment of the first agent. On April 21, 1883, Mr, Charles A. Ellsworth, a native of Ipswich, Mass., was appointed agent and entered service, which position he held continuously until May 8, 1911, when he resigned. When Mr. Ellsworth first took charge Wellington was a flag station and no tickets were sold. Until the switch tower was built, about twenty years ago, the switches at the junction were all operated by hand, and a ball-signal pole, also worked by hand, took the place of the block system now in use. One ball, or red lantern at night, showed that the track was clear from ma