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K. o( L. Executive Hoard Sustained by the Convention. Minneapolis, October 17.—The third week of the convention of the Knights of I.abor General Assembly opened this morn ing with the end still out of sight The session this morning was devoted to the old subject of reorganizing the general ex ecutive board and the debate was red hot as usual. Bailey, one of the anti-members of the general executive board, did most of the talking and was very vehement in his remarks. Bailey and Barry, against whom the fight is made, are evidently determined to stand or fall - by their own strength or weakness and are using every way in their power to prevent their overthrow by the administration. No vote has been taken on the question aDd there is no telling when it will come off, for every hot blooded speech and charge but adds to the compli cations to be unravelled and settled after the present subject of discussion. The re ports of the various special committees re main to be heard. It is not impossible that the session will last through the week. Minneapolis, October 17.—The trouble over the inharmonious executive board of the Knights of Labor was settled at least temporarily this afternoon by a vote of the Assembly, leaving the officers as they are. W. 11. Bailey made a long speech to day in defense of his position and charging various members of the board with irregu larity. Jno. Hayes was charged with ap propriating funds to himself and being a political wire puller, l'owderly had made a misalliance with the church of Home. Litchman had suppressed important papers. These gentlemen answered all the charges satisfactorily and Litchman brought forth evidence that Bailey and Barry had em ployed a stenographer in the general office as a spy. At the afternoon session the subject of amending the constitution was taken up. Several changes were pioposed in the sec tion providing for officers, but alter much discussion the section was allowed to stand, with the simple addition of the office of general investigator. A resolution was adopted endorsing every act of General Master Workman l'owderly and the general executive board. The recommendation that a department of women's work be established, under the direction of the general investigator was referred to a committee. The committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Farmers' Alliance re ported resolutions in favor of the mainte nance by both organizations of committees at Washington to look after legislation, these committees to work in co-operation, and in case either organization failed to appoint and maintain such committee the other is to support the action of the com mittee already in the field. MINNEA POLIS, October 18.—The General Assembly, K. of L., in executive session, this morning passed a resolution that the Assembly adjourn at the close of to-mor row morning's session and that all speeches be limited to three minutes. The rules were then suspended and the committee on strikes and boycotts made another report, which was referred to the general executive board. Section 5 of the constitution was amended in the sense that the local assem blies must attach themselves to either the state, district or national assembly. Mile age was fixed at 4 cents a mile. Minneapolis. October 18.—At the after noon session of the K. of L. convention permission was granted the locked out brass workers at New York city to appeal to the order at large for assistance. The plan of establishing a department of women's work was adopted. Further action taken makes it compul sory on the General Executive Board to issue charters for national trade assemblies when the locals desiring it comply with the law', instead of having advisory power as now. Another recommendation adopt ed was to the effect that a trade local at tached to a State or district assembly may, on payment of all dues and assessments, withdraw and join the national or district assembly of its own trade, and also retire in the same manner provided it returns to the body to which it formerly belonged. Individuals who join mixed locals and afterwards take transfers to trade locals can be compelled to pay the difference, if any, in the initiation fees. Among other amendments was one fix ing the minimum limit of initiation at one dollar, the maximum remaining the same ; that members in arrears six months be dropped from the rolls, and making the maintenance of the assistance fund optional instead af compulsory. An interesting episode in the morning nession was occasioned by the introduction of a recommendation to the effect that the general secretary be empowered to employ or discharge employes in the general office for canse, subject to the approval of the general executive board. Barry and Bailey considered this an other stab at them and an excited debate followed. Litchman said it was no more than fair and just that he be given the power asked. One of the charges brought against him by Bailey and Barry was that he had dis charged a man employed iuthe office with out authority. He did so because the em ploye was a confirmed drunkard and un fit for duty. He also stated that employes in the office had given out secret circulars and other matters that had mysteriously leaked out during the past year. The gen eral officers were at the mercy of these fel lows. They were retained because Barry and Bail y wonld not vote to discharge them. A motion to adopt the recommendation was lost. It was resolved to boycott two Indian apolis papers—the Journal and Sentinel — for having discharged all employes con nected with the Knights of Labor and the Typographical Union and refusing to take them back when requested. English Labor Trouble. London, October 18.— The disturbance created by unemployed persons who fre quent Tralalgar Square still continues. In addition to those arrested yesterday [six other men have been taken into custody. The police are preventing any demonstra tion being made and are scactering the mob. A number of isolated fights occurred. The rioters arrested yesterday have been imprisoned. A number of unemployed workmen also met in Hyde Park to-day for the purpose of making a demonstration. A squad of mounted police rode among the crowd and a collision occurred. The mob, after a serious conflict, drove the police back. The police, fearing the mob would pillage the shops in ihe vicinity of Hyde Park locked the gates of the Park on them. This action infuriated the crowd and a sharp conflict occurred. In their efforts to get out of the Park many of the crowd were thrown down and trampled upon. Three arrests were made. Recommendation of the First Comp« troller. Washington, October 18.—The First Comptroller of the Treasury, in a report of the work of his bureau for the fiscal year ended June 30 last, recommended among other things that United States district attorneys, marshals and clerks be paid salaries and the fees system be abolished ; that a maximum be fixed to the amount of compensation of United States com missioners, and that the time in which claims against the government may be pre sennted be limited. Live Stock. Chicago, October 12.—Cattle—Receipts, 10,500; good steady; others 10 cents lower ; fancy shipping, 5.1005.40; shipping steers, 2.7505.00; Stockers and feeders, 1.8003.15; Texas steers, 2.1002.50; Indian, 2.60© 3.15; western rangers steady; natives and halfbreeds, 2.3503 50; cows, 2.10©2.40 ; winter Texans, email@example.com. Sheep—Receipts, 7,000 ; steady ; natives, firstname.lastname@example.org; western, email@example.com; Texans, 2.40©3 60. A cable special to the Drovers' Journal from London quotes the cattle market un changed ; good American steers. 110112 cents per ponnd, estimated dead weight. Chicago, October 13— Cattle—Receipts 10,000; about steady. Shipping steers 2 85©5 ; stockera and feeders 1.9003.10; Texas cattle firstname.lastname@example.org; western rangers 2 35©3.50. Sheep—Receipts 8,000; steady; native muttons email@example.com ; stockera 2.50080 ; west ern 3.05060 ; Texans 2.2503 50. Chicago, October 14.—Cattle receipts 8.000 ; stronger ; shipping steers 3.0005.15; stockera and feeders 2.0003.00 ; Texas cat tle 1.6201.75; western rangers 2.103.75. Sheep receipts 8,000; steady; natives 3 2504 30; stockera 2.5002,90; western 3.1503.65 ; Texans 2.5005 50. Chicago, October 17.—Cattle—Receipts 10.000 ; strong. Shipping steers 2.9005.25 ; stockera and feeders 203 ; Texas cattle 1.7502 90 ; western rangers 2.5004.25. Sheep—Receipts 8,000 ; steady ; muttons 304.25; western 3060; Texans 2 50© 3.50. Chicago, October 18.—Cattle—Receipts, 10,000; lower for common; shipping steers, 2.8504.85 ; stockera and feeders, 1.75© 3.25; Texas cattle, 1.5003.00; western rangers, 2.0003.75. Sheep—Receipts, 5,000; steady and ac tive; natives, 3.0004 25; western, 3.150 3.60 ; Texans, 2.5003.50. A cable special from London to the Drovers' Journal quotes the receipts of cat tle moderate, the demand steady and prices a shade higher. Good American steers 11 <3 12 cents. Wool Market. Philadelphia, October 14.—Wool is in improved demand. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia XX and above, 31034; X, 33034; medium, 37038; coarse, 36038; New York, Michigan, Indiana and western fine or X and XX, 28030 ; medium and coarse, 36037 ; fine washed delaine X and XX, 35036 ; medium washed combing and delaine, 370281 ; coarse do., 37038; Canada washed comb ing, 35036 ; tub washed, 37043 ; medium unwashed combing and delaine, 28029 ; coarse do., 27029; Eastern Oregon, 35020; Oregon valley fine, 22027 ; New Mexico and Colorado line, 14020. Boston, October 14.—Wool is in fair de mand. Choice X and above, 33034 ; extra wools, 31031V; Michigan extra, 30; fine Territory, 14020 ; medium, 20023; East ern Oregon, 17020 ; fail California, 38V©55; scoured pulled wools, 26037V. New York October 14.—Wool is quiet, but rather weak. Domestic fleece, 26034; pulled, 14032 ; Texas, 90)22. Boston, October 18.—Wool is in buyers' favor. Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleeces, 31031V; X, 312032V ; No. 1 wools, 36036V ; fine Territory, 14019 ; medium Territory, 20024 : other grades unchanged. Philadelphia, October 18.—Wool is steady. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia XX and above, 31034 ; X, 31032; medium and coarse, 37038; New York, Michigan, Indiana and western fine or X and XX, 28030 ; medium and coarse, 36J037V ; fine washed delaines X and XX, 35036 ; medium washed combing and de laine, 37038V ; coarse do., 37038 ; Canada washed combing, 36036 ; tub washed, 37043; medium unwashed combing and delaine, 28030 ; coarse do., 270,29; East ern Oregon, 15020; Oregon valley, 22027; New Mexican and Colorado, 14020. New York, October 18.—Wool is dull and heavy. Domestic fleece, 26034 ; pulled, 14022 ; Texas, 9©22. Wool Statistics. Washington, October 17.—The report* of the Bureau of Statistics on the wool product, to be issued shortly, will show the estimate of the wool clip this year to be 70.000. 000 pounds and the number of sheep in the country 40,000,000, an increase of 5.000. 000 since the last census. Rank Statement. New York, October 15.—The weekly bank statement shows a reserve decrease of $852,550. The banks now hold $7,262, 000 in excess of the 25 per cent. rule. Clearing House Report. Boston, October 16.—A table compiled from dispatches to the Post from the man agers of the leading clearing houses of the United States shows that the gross clear ings for the week ending October 15th were $1,086,301,843, a decrease of three per cent, from the corresponding period of last year. _ __ Montana Indian Situation. Denver, October 14.—A Billings, Mont., special to the Republican says: Agent Howard, now making an investigation of the difficulty at the Crow agency, says that unless ordered otherwise by to-morrow, an attempt to arrest the insubordinates will be made and bloodshed will follow. Sword Bearer, at the head of 200 braves, is camped within gun shot of the agency awaiting developments. Sword Bearer is gaining strength daily. Much uneasiness is felt by the settlers. The Indians at the agency are sullen and uncommunicative. Washington, October 17.—The Com missioner of Indian Affairs to-day received a telegram from the Crow agency, Mon tana, saying that quiet prevails but that no arrests have been made. Chatauqua Lake Hotels Conflagrated. Buffalo, October 17.—The Kent and Lakeview hotels, with a number of cot tages at Lakeview, near Jamestown, were destroyed by fire this morning. Loss, $500,°°0. _ Sugar Syndicate. New York, October 18.—The Sun will say to-morrow that it was semi-officially announced in Wall street to-day that the formation of a sugar trust to control the production and price of refined sugar has practically been completed. That Henry llavemeyer and John E. Searles, Jr., both of Brooklyn, would be president and gen eral manager respectively, and that H. S. Sursburg, F. O. Mathiessen and Mr. Searles would be the executive committee. That several refineries in Brooklyn and Boston had been ordered to shut down. That two Brooklyn refineries shut down to-day and that others wonld follow this week. That the New Orleans refiners have consented to enter the combination, but that certain re finers in Boston, Philadelphia and Balti more are still out. The Sun adds: It is said that fifteen million dollars in bonds and fifty million in stock bave been or will shortly be issued. Population of Washington Territory. Portland, October 18.—An Oregonian special from Olympia gives the following summary of the census of Washington Territory, taken this year : Total popu lation 144,109, of whom 137,800 are whites, 2,575 Chinese, 3,267 Indian half breeds and the remainder mulattos and Kanakas ; male citizens over 21, 43,639 ; increase of population in two years 18,155. The Chi nese population has decreased in two years 701. REMINISCENCES OF GRANT. Ilis Wife'« Dream That He tfeul'l Re President—His Early Liberality. [Special Correspondence.] St. Louis, Sept. 20.—Mrs. Mary RobfcwOJt, familiarly known to her friends as "Auntie? an intelligent old colored woman, who spent the greater portion of her life as the trusted slave of the Dent and Grant families, is now spending her declining days at 3,305 Carolina avenue, in this city. "I lived with the Den* family since my childhood," said she, "and I remember Gen. Grant's first visit to Whito haven. Mrs. Dent used to say to me: T liké that young man, for he has a noble heart.' "I never saw a man work harder than Gen. Grant did at Hardscrabble—the farm he lived on near St Louis. He plowed, split rails and drove his own team. He had two horses, named Bill and Tom, whiob he prized 60 highly that he would scarcely allow any one to drive them except himself. One of his pets was a large dog named Leo. Whenever I wanted a chicken to cook all that was necessary was to point out the chicken to Leo, and he would run and catch it I remember one day after I had secure ! all I wanted, the dog continued to catch chickens, and Mr. Grant said,'Mamie, that dog has gone into business on his own kook since you dissolved partnership.' Gen. Grant used to smoke a pipe all the time, and his wife threw it away whenever she found it lying around. He read a great deal, but never said much. One day—I'll never forget it as long as I live—Mrs. Grant was sitting in a large rocking chair talking to some of her relatives about family affairs and the financial troubles of her husband. Suddenly she said, 'We will not always be in this con dition. Wait until Dudie (meaning Grant) becomes president. I dreamed last night that he would be elected president.' Every one laughed at this as a capital joke. Another most remarkable thing occurred just after this. We had moved into the city and were living on Seventh and Lynch streets. Gen. Grant was a candidate for county surveyor. One day he came into the house, careless like, while Mrs. Grant and I were putting down carpets, and said: 'Julia, I believe I will go to Mme. -(a famous fortune teller who was in the city at that time) and see what she says about my elec tion.' He went away, and came back in several hours and said: 'Julia, I'm going to be beaten at the coming election. I will come within an ace of being elected, but I will be beaten. In a short time we will leave the city and I will engage for a time in mer cantile business—then something will happen and I will begin to rise in the world.' Mrs. Grant said: 'Nonsense, Dudie, you will be elected, everybody says you can't be beaten.' The election came off, and how excited we all were, and our disappointment was great when it was found that Gen. Grant was beaten only by a few votes." Maj. John H. Lightner, speaking of Grant's candidacy for county surveyor, said: "In 1859 he applied to the county court, over which I presided, for the position of county surveyor. I voted against him for that posi tion, but afterward voted for h'-n twice for president Col. Solomon was his successful rival for the county surveyorsbip, and w hen Grant was here after the war I introduced him to Col. Solomon as the only man who had ever beaten him." Judge John F. Long knew Grant well, and taught the first school Mrs. Grant attended. He says: "There was more in Gen. Grant in those days than people gave him credit for. When he was living out in the country, I was county marshal, justice of the peace and post master at Sappingtcn. I remember there were several of us at the postoffice talking one day. We had just heard that Squire Wise's sister Mahaley's house had burned the night before and that she had lost everything. She was a widow, and we were talking about making up a purse for her. While we were talking Grant came up. He was very poor, and made his living hauling wood. We told Him about the widow's loss, and he didn't say a word, but went down in his pocket and took out $5. He then said: 'This is all I got, but the woman is welcome tb it ' " Hundreds of similar anecdotes are told of Gen. Grant's experience in St. Louis, and St. Louis owes more to the memory of Grant than any of her sister cities. John Fat. A TRIP TO EUROPE. IIoiv a Boston Man Got a Vacation and a Good Best. I heard in a down town office a tale which recalls Hawthorne's story of the man who went out for a walk one evening, after say ing goodby to his wife, and did not return for twenty years, which he spent in a house on the adjoining street. It seems that a citi zen of Boston, whose name, if I should give it, would be recognized at once by many of my readers, found himself last spring iu very worn and nervous condition. It seemed to be absolutely necessary that he should go somewhere where it would be impossible for letters or telegrams of business to annoy him. The family physician suggested a trip to Europe, and his wife professing her willing ness to stay at home and look after the large family of children, the merchant, for such he was, apparently acquiesced. He stipulated that no one should see him off, and that no letters should be expected from him, but, in stead, he promised to send a "cablegram" twice a week to his wife. The fact was that he had a horror of the sea voyage, and had se cretly resolved to gratify a homesick desire of revisiting alone—which he would never have been allowed to do under ordinary cir cumstances—the village in a northern New England region where his childhood was spent. However, he engaged passage in a White Star steamer, and, after an affection ate farewell to both his wife and children, started for New York. He stayed in that city just long enough to make sure that his name was on the passenger list of the steam ship and to arrange for a series of half-weekly "cablegrams" from Liverpool, London, Paris, Lucerne, etc., to his wife, and departed for the country. The trick was certainly a cruel one, but the man's mental condition was so morbid and perverted that I think he must be held partly excusable. Some admiration is also excited by the neatness with which the plan was car ried out. Prayers were duly offered in an Episcopal church for "a person gone to sea;" his friends noted with satisfaction the quick arrival of the steamer in which he was sup posed to have sailed, and the telegrams that his wife received every few days announcing his continued improvement in health were a great satisfaction to her. In fact, however, her husband was rusticating under an as sumed name at a little tavern iu his native village. He bought a horse, rode about the country reviving old recollections, and breathing in rest and strength from the pure mountain air. The denouement was, of course, the most difficult part of the affair. He had intended at first to keep up the delusion to the very end, and ostensibly return from the foreign tour laden with European presents, pur chased in New York. But as his nerves re covered their wonted tone and his thoughts began to be less engrossed with himself the instinct of honesty reasserted itself, and be determined'to make a full confession. He had kept informed by some means of the whereabouts and condition of his wife and children, and accordingly he was able to sur prise them one day last week by riding calmly into the seaside village w here they were staying, and dismounting, bronzed and heathy, in the bosom of his family. A good deal of explanation was necessary, and there was some shame on one side and some wounded feelings on the other; but, upon the principle that ''all's well that ends well," the affair was amicably settled.—Boston Post. They Were Arguing About Tins. Mrs. Jones (with a pin in her mouth)—Your idea may be clear enough, but I confess I don't see the point. Jones— Naturally; but you're chewing it.— STOPY ABOUT INGALLS. The Sharp Tongued Senator and Ilis Burly Constituent. A constituent of Senator Ingalls', a rough looking fellow of the cowboy type, sent in his card to the senator at the Capitol one day last winter, and then seated himself in the Marble room to await the senator's arrival When Mr. Ingalls appeared some one else engaged him in conversation. At its conclusion lie started to re-enter the chamber, having ap parently forgotten the purpose for which he had quitted it. At that moment the cowboy seized him: "Be you a senator?" he inquired. Senator Ingalls disengaged himself and answered with unusual dignity: "I have that honor, sir." "Do you know old Ingalls, of Kansas?" was the next interrogatory. The senior senator from Kansas and presi dent pro tem. of the United States senate gave the fellow a piercing look to see if he was in earnest. He evidently satisfied him self on that point, for he answered im mediately: A l >5 (P V, IN THE LIMEKILN CLUB. "Ob, yes; we're very well acquainted." By this time quite a crowd of senators and senate employes had gathered around the two men. "Well, then," continued the visitor, "I wish you would tell him I am about tired of wait ing for him, and if lie doesn't liurry out here pretty soou I'll make it d-lively for him when his next election comes around." "Do know Ingalls?" inquired the Kan sas senator, with an air of indifference. "I do not," was the response. "Have you any idea what be looks like? - ' "No, but I'm told he's as ugly as the old Nick." "Do you suppose he is as ugly as I am?" was Mr. Ingalls' next interrogatory. "Well, I don't know," said the fellow with great deliberation, "but I expect you crowd him mighty close." At this point Mr. Ingalls made his escape into the senate chamber, trying to look re sponsive to the roars of laughter which fol lowed him; and his constituent wonders to the present day why it is he couldn't get an interview with his senator, but declares with much emphasis that "he'll make it hot yet for old Ingalls," when the next senatorial election takes place in Kansas.—New York Tribun At a Dutch Breakfast Tabic. Breakfast, to begin with, was ready at S o'clock for the master of the house, and often still waiting at 10 o'clock for the younger (male) scions. This is easy, for a mahogany bucket lined with metal and containing peat embers in w hich a brass kettle is kept sing ing, is always placed beside every Dutch breakfast table; and appears at chance 5 o'clock teas, too, and after dinner in the drawing room. The kettle bucket in Holland is the most characteristic object I can think of. At this breakfast one only cats bread and butter, adding sometimes to the latter thin slices of gingerbread, which is very good, or a wafer of rye bread. Concerning the latter there are very few tilings 1 don't like in Hol land; but, without a shadow of doubt, I de test ryo bread. Eggs are boiled, if some one cares for them, iu the kettle. The cld fash ioned way was by means of a small sort of landing net iu which they were first popped ; the newer one is to have wire or silver dral l ing spoons to lift them out. But the young men of the family going off to business in Haarlem do not even trouble the tea and bread and butter, much less the eggs. About a small cupful of milk and a wafer of rye bread, often nothing but a hasty glance at the morning papers, and they are off smiling with bon jours to the ladies left be hind. Ami bon jour is echoed back to the husband bound to the law court, with viol plaisir (much pleasure) added to the irre pressible soon to become a Benedict, w ho is off to the Hague to see races or the Downs to try sporting dogs in a chasse, and w ho will send notes at night to an English acquaintance on le sport in Holland to bo published in The Field. Many men w hose business is in Am sterdam, but who have houses in Haarlem for economy and quiet, will go to their offices and work till 1 or 2 p. m. without food.—Holland Cor. New York Graphic. Certain Things Which a Good Man Should Always Try to Bear in Mind. "Dar' am sartin things which a good man should alius b'arin mind," said Brother Gard ner, as he motioned to the janitor to raise three more windows on the alley side. There was a sou"d of mighty shuffling ns Elder Toots, Deacon Tillsbury andEsqu. ie Jackson drew their hoofs under their respective stools, and then the president continued: "Abusin' a man fur bein' rich doan' lower de price of 'taters to de poo' man. "Do man who am down on his luck, as de sayin' is, am ginerally pretty high up on de saloons. "No man expects to buy a $100 boss for $20, but lots of folks want to live at the rate of $50 a week on an income of $10. "De man who kin find time to argy religun durin' workin' hours is de kind of Christian to look out fur when he wants to borry money. "Dai-' am no doubt that Providence some times helps people out of a box, but I reckon it am a great deal safer to airn yer bread an' meat in de reg'lar way. "Dar' am occashuns when all of us boast of our honesty, or feel like it. Sich occashuns am when we forgit dat we hev nebber bin tempted wid anythin' bey and a bogus lookin' half, dollar. "If you kin keep all de Ten Commandments, glory fur you ; but bekase you diskiver you can't keep but six or seben doan' go an' frow 'em all oberboard. "When you find a man who wont listen to argyment you has hit so close to a lunatic or a fuie dat yon had better be gettin' home to supper. "We am a selfish lot. We find fault wid de law which gives a verdict agin us in de one case an' hev no praise fur de score which purteet us in others. "I kin sot a torpedo in front of my hen bouse to purteet myself from a thief, but a liar may walk ober me wid impunity in my sleep. "1 nebber met but one man w ho tried to lib up to de Golden Rule. He got to de poor house jist as I left it. I had bin tryin' to pay up outlawed debts."—Detroit Free Press. A New Delicacy. Philadelphia has a new delicacy in the shape of baked tomatoes stuffed with crab meat, and a sandwich of one slice of a large ripe juicy tomato, with a layer of crab meat cooked creole style, is also much appreciated. —Chicago Times. Whatever you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.—Sprat. CASHING CHECK. How a Gentle, Lovely Buffalo Woman Went About It. A gentle, lovely woman entered a Main street bank yesterday. She wanted a check cashed, so she went to the receiving teller's window and thrust the check in. The teller shoved it back. "Next winder," said he. "Next winter! I can't wait till next winter," exclaimed the lady. "I said next winder," shouted the teller, "w-i-n-d-o-w, winder; tother winder." "Ob, yes, but this is the re ceiving window, isn't it?" "Yes, but you can't get any money here." "But I'm going to receive it, ain't II "Not here you ain't; go to the other winder, lady, he'll fix you." The lady was still uncertain, but she went and shoved in her check. The polite official thrust it back. "It's not indorsed, madam," Baid be. "Not indorsed I What does that mean?" "Is your name Tucker?" "P'raps it is and p'raps it isn't. What business is that o' yours?" "Is this your name on the face] of this check?" "Yes, it is." "Well, you've got to indorse it." "That's what you said before. What do you mean?" "You must write your name across the back of it." "But my name's on it already." "Not on the back." "On the front." "That ain't enough; it must be across the back." "Oh, well, gi' me it." She took it and carefully wrote her name upside down across the bottom of the check, and handed it in. "You indorsed it wrong, madam." "How'd I know how you wanted it? V § Lv, a m N HW-'i m y&M l MMiffi& m \ I WOMAN CASHING A CHECK Why didn't you tell me!" "I thought I did; here, write your name across the top, so," and the teller painfully showed her, and with much grudging she complied. The teller thereupon cashed her check with two silver dollars. "I ain't going to take these," she said. "Gi' me bills." Tho teller sighed and gave her two $1 bills, whereupon she picked up her parasol and departed.-—Buffalo Courier. TWO PHILOSOPHIC VAGABONDS Talk of Their Various Experiences In Some of tlie Outlying Professions. Two idle men sat on a bench in City Hall park. After getting in conversation they soon began talking of other days. "I guess we've done some queer jobs in our time," remarked one of tho men, "and as it will help to pass tho time I'll tell you about a peculiar position I once held. I was hard pressed for money and went to work for an up town florist who had devised a new method of drumming up trade. I didn't like tho job, but I soon found that a man will often do disagreeable duties for another which nothing could induce him to do for himself. 1 had to read the daily papers regu larly and take down tho name and address of every family in which a death had occurred. "I then called upon the most likely ones, presenting a mourning card bearing the name and business of my employer, and solicited orders for funeral designs. At first, owing to a lack of self assurance, I made but indif ferent success, but in the course of timo 1 ac quired the studied solicitude of the accom plished undertaker and obtained an order at nearly every house. It was a soft snap while it lasted, but the other florists soon caught on niul worked the Iking to death. At one house where I called I found a dozen other can vassers aLead of me. My occupation was gone. "I've been looking for a job all my life," went on the next, a vigorous little man with snappish black eyes, "because it's as hard to suit other people as it is to suit to one's self. Talk about living on one's w its, why, I guess I've held more jobs than any other man in the country. It's often said that one half the world don't know how the other half lives; and no wonder—for in a city like this, made np of all sorts and conditions of men, thero are opportunities of earning a livelihood in the byways of trade undreamt of by all ex cept thoso immediately concerned. Some time ago I got acquainted with the proprie tor of a restaurant where I lunched. The man told me ho was being ruined by an op position place a few doors above, the owner uf which had a set of electric bells constantly ringing to attract customers. I set my wits to work and got the man to buy a parrot, which I hung up over the door. I then stood in front of the entrance and shouted 'Hi I' as ïaeh person passed. Tho thing was a great success, customers began to pour in, and the proprietor was k ept busy answering questions is to how he had ever trained tho bird. But the opposition man got on the racket and hired an ex-pugilist to figure as the insulted pedestrian. I was taken to tho hospital In in ambulance, and when I recovered I looked about for another job."—New York Evem.jg Sun. A New Dae on Ben Butler. "1 was talking with Congressman Calkins in Indianapolis, recently," said Mr. Will V. Booker, in the lobby of the Faxton, "and ho gave me what I thought was a new one about Ben Butler. An Ohio congressman, whom I will not name, represented one of the in« terior districts of his state at the time Ben Butler was having no end of trouble with Sam Cox and a good many other people in the house, and doing them all up more or less In his own peculiar way. The Ohio man had been loaded for Benjamin for somo time, and at last one day he got his chance. "His speech was simply a torrent of vulgar abuse, and would liavo attracted unmitigated disgust had it not been for his peculiar gest ures, which tempered the disgust with mirth. He had a fashion of raising his arms just as high above his head as possible, and them wringing his hands as though ho were making I a delirious attempt to wring them off. Well, old Ben sat through the speech with his one good eye half shut, not moving a muscle. When the Ohio man had finished and taken his seat Ben arose—calm, dignified and im pressive—and stood in the aisle. For a half minute be said nothing. Then he began: 'Mr. Speaker.' Another pause, long and ponderous. Everybody waited, with hushed breath, for him to continue. Raising his arms, Ben produced exactly the awful gest ure of the Ohio congressman. Then lie per mitted Lis arms to fall again, and for another half minute stood still and silent. 'That is all, Mr. Speaker,' said the shrewd and sar castic son of Massachusetts. 'I just wanted to answer the gentleman from Ohio.' Judg ing from the wild laughter and applause which followed, old Ben's speech was at once the shortest and the best ever delivered in the lower house."—Omaha World. A man recently astonished his wife by com ing home with two black eyes. "What have you been doing?" said 6be. "Getting a pair of socks," he replied.—Life. 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