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desired to organize. Messrs. McEwen, Johnson and Madden were elected delegates to the label league. REPORTS OF UNIONS. The bartenders, although re cently organized, have attained a membership of 48. The clerks recently held a very successful open meeting, as a result of which their membership has been largely increased. The boycott of the cooks and waiters on Moody's restaurant is doing good work. The tailors' boycott on Bren ton & Bleck is still doing busi ness. The plasterers report no work, but between the McKinley times and the union missionaries the scab in their trade has disap peared from Duluth. The laundry workers reported nine new members and that their trouble with the Acme laundry had been satisfactorily arranged. The electrical workers reported that their business has been hard hit by McKinley prosperity— only three men at work, and these are expecting an increase of leisure moments. Life at Washington. The inauguration of a Presi dent, the selection of his Cab net and the seating of a new Congress give especial time liness to the remarkable series of articles on various phases of the government by Secretary Herbert, Postmaster-General Wilson, Attorney-General Har mon, Senator Lodge and Speak er Reed, to be printed in The Youth's Companion during 1897. This series of articles and the many other brilliant feat ures promised for 1897. show that now, on the eve of its seventy-first .birthday, The Companion is as wide-awake and as progressive as ever. The Companion's Art Calendar lithographed in twelve colors is given to each subscriber forthe year of '97. It is the most cost ly gift of its kind The Compan ion has ever offered. An Illus trated Prospectus may be had free by addressing THE YOUTH'S COMPANION, 205 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass. THE LABOR WORLD ^EsasasasHsasBsafariiaasBS^ SUPERIOR. ^SE5H5H5H5S5ESHSE5E5H5H^ The trades Assembly con template giving its annual ball some time in the future, the date has not been settled upon yet. An order of railway conduc tors has been formed in this city composed of sixteen members. The organization was effected by C. H. Wilkins, of Chicago, as sistant grand chief of the O. R. C. James Campbell and Henry Craven expect sodn to estab lish a saw mill near Black River Falls with a capacity of 30,000 feet daily. This new enterprise will give employment to many idle hands. Work is picking up at the barge works. There are at pres ent employed 350 men and this number will be considerably in creased shortly, when the iron arrives for the construction of new boats which are to be built the coming months. The election of Trades As sembly officers has resulted very satisfactorily to all con cerned. It is thought the new officers will enthuse new life into unionism which lias been in somewhat of a dormant con dition for some time. Harrv Miller, a railwav brake man on the Eastern Minnesota, desires his friends to know that he is not the Harry Miller who was arrested and discharged on a charge of larceny in the mu nicipal court. This Mr. Miller desires the statement made in order to correct any false im pressions that may arise. The card party given by the Trades Assembly was well at tended and everybody had a good time. Progressive cinch was played. Coffee and cake was served by the ladies. This social entertainment was the most pleasant yet given by the Assembly. The boys feel proud of their success of these func tions and their friends have nothing but pleasant compli ments for their efforts. The boilermakers and shipbuilders installed the fol lowing officers at their ldst meeting for the ensuing year: President, David Taylor vice president, Samuel McKee re cording secretary, William Jones treasurer, C. Pierault in spector, William Ward inside guard, Harry Davidson out side guard, Andrew Hannah delegates to the local trades and labor assembly, William Jones, Samuel McKee and An drew Michie. William Jones* Andrew Larson, C. Pierault* Bedford Day and Harry David son were appointed a committee to arrange for the second an nual ball which this order will give next month. Roasts the Editor. DULUTH, Minn Jan. 26, '97. EDITOR OF THE LABOR WORLD: I sent you a poem 4'could Yours, I will write itoti last and asked you to publish it foi your paper. You declined and returned it to nle with the crush ing reply that I was no poet and that you JAMES WOULDBE RILEY. _____ The Poem. I stood upon the ocean's sandy beach And with a reed I wrote upon the sand these words: "Agnes I love thee." But the winds came and the waves rolled mountains high, And blotted out the fair impression. Cruel waves, treacherous sand, fragile reed, No longer will I trust to thee But from the highest mountain peak I'll pluck the tallest pine And, dipped in the crater of Vesuvius with it Upon the high and burnished heavens these words The place to buy hardware stoves and tin ware is at Pierce's. week turn out better poetry out of a sausage ma chine." Now I won't be crushed, and I propose to show up your attempt to throttle budding genius. Publish this card and the following poem in your ad vertising columns and charge me your fttll advertising rates. C. S. PIERCE, 1918 West Superior street. I should like to see any dog on wave wash that out.