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GENEBAL LABOR NEWS.
Manchester (N. H.i mills will not grant the ten-hour system even. With less than 1,500 population,West Medway, Mass., has 350 knights. About 600 harness makers at Cincin nati struck last week for more wages. The Michigan car works, Detroit, re sumed on the 26th ult., taking back 400 of its men. Among the prominent personages at Cleveland last week were James Red path and Henry George. Bassett's straw factory, Franklin, Mass., was injured by the recent fire to the extent of $12,000: insured for $10, 000. Forty-seven hosiery manfacturers of Philadelphia, employing 12,000 hands, organized for protection on the 27th ult. Tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers lately discharged twenty-six of its members for participatingin strikes. Jay Gould is alleged to have- ordered the "discharge of ail the Knights of Labor employed in his southwestern coal mines. About .1,200 iron workers at the Ken sington mills. Philadelphia, demanded recently an advance of about seven per ccnt. Boston plumbers still hold out for eight hours, and President Ford last week sai'l there was no chance of sur render on their part. General Master Fov.'derly declined all iuvitatioas to enjoy himself during the holding of the Cleveland convention, and said he came there to work. The stone contractors and stone ma sons of Pittsburg. Pa., have settled on nine hours as a day's work, with one hour iess on Saturday, the pay remain ing at the old rate. The loading wholesale and retail sta tioners, the wholesale jewelers, watch and material dealers, and the dealers in paper hanging, upholstery goods and window shades, of Boston, have agreed to close their stores during June, July and August on Saturdays at2 p.m., an3 on all other days at 5 p. m. A large number of local granges, and in some states the body of Grangers, have gone into the Knights of Labor as district assemblies. The farmers' or deis largely assist ed the Knights in the late strikes in fcha Southwest, and to show an appreciation of brotherly aid, the general assembly appointed a com mittee to prepare an address to the Grange, to be presented at its national convention. A committee on legisla tion was also appointed. To this com mittee was referred a proposition of forty-live pages of type-written manu script, !y Lawrence Harmon, of Peoria, III, a lawyer, being entitled, ''The Labor Problem, its Relation to Inter state Commerce a Plan Suggested for its Solution." Anion's those who were present at the Cleveland convention was Rev. S. Meynardie, a Baptist minister from Auffusfca, Ga., where a big strike is ap prehended in the cotton mills, who said that, whereas the Knights of Labor numbered but about a score last Janu ary in Augusta, Ga.. it now numbers there about 5,000 members in good standing, being made up of factory hands, railroad men and merchants. For the la3t three or four months, 500 a week have joined the order. A list of grievances was presented to the pro prietors of the cotton mills in Augusta, who refused to acknowledge the order, and claimed as a fact that the mills wore now earning but little above ex penses. The demand was made tbat an increase of 15 per cent, in the wages of the mill hands generally be granted. A reduction in wages of from 23 to 25 per cent, was made two years ago,. Mr. Meynardie tells of children 5 years of age working in the mills, so small that they are obliged to stand or kneel on benches in order to reach their work. They are kept working in the mills from 5.40 in the morning to 6.30 at night, the engine running all the time, so that they eat their dinners while en gaged in their labor. Children have been known to go tbe mills barefooted in the winter. These employes, who are white people born in the South, eat, as a regular diet, pork, corn bread and greens, fresh meat being a luxury. A "line" from a former employer is nec essary to obtain employment in the mills. The employes are obliged to trade at stores owned by the officers of the mills, and are kept continually in debt. Measles and typhoid fever are now raging there, and consumption is creating great havoc among the chil dren. Mr. Meynardie says: .1 have preached four unerais in one day over children under 18 years of age, who had been employes in the mills. I have walked until I was footsore, trying to get coffins to bury the dead in." The wages in the mills are, on the average, 60 C3nts to $1.50 a week for children. Women are paid by the piece and make .about 50 cents a day men get from 60 to 65 cents a day and machinists, who are paid the highest wages of any class of employes, receive from $1 to $2 per day. The machinery cannot even now be kept running, as help is scarce, ow ing to the ill treatment and poor pay. The thermometer registers from 115° to 120° in the summer. Although there are city physicians, people die from lack of medical attendance and the want of necessaries of life. The presidents of the mills are southern vmeD, while the overseers are "Yanks." WHY THEY ABE VAIN. Little Vanities of Great Men, as Seen br (Pliotoffraplier. A photographer from Washington tells some interesting things about some public men: ''Take, lor instance, the patriarchal Senator Edmunds, with his shining bald head and flowing beard. No one would suspect him of personal vanity. Still, he is vain—negatively, at least. He has a horror o? seeing his. enormous nose on pasteboard, and has often tried my patience to find a position for him in which said nose could be toned down both in bulk and prominence. When the proof is shown to him he at once glances at the nose, and if that is satisfactory, the photographer may go on with the printing. "Senator Wade Hampton's weak point is his side whiskers. Though tolerably long, they are so sparse and scattered that each hair if distinct from the others. The Senator seems jealously fond of each particular hair, and.is said to take a care ful inventory of the whole every morning. When he sits for a photogarph, he must have at least twenty minutes in the toilet room to attend to those precious whiskers. "Senator Ingalls, having nothing to be proud of in hi3 face, since it is the ugliest in the Senate, cherishes an undue admira tion for his long, lank form. He clothes if. with the richest raiment is never tired of displaying it by prancing up and down the Senate Chamber, and is very obdurate about being photographed in a standing position, so as to give a view of the whole body with as little prominence as possible to the face. "Mr. Salisbury, with his clean-shaven venerable face bears a closc resemblance to some of the Revolutionary worthies. He knows it. too, and is proud of it. In facti rumor says that he regards himself as quite irresistible among women, though his advanced age might be considered an obstacle in that direction. Anyhow, it is certain that more than one fair creature has campaigned against the single blessed ness of the Senator from Delaware since he has been at the capital. Senator Blair, of Educational bill fame, thinks highly of his soft, expressive eyes, into which he tries hard to throw a look of profound in tellectuality. When placed before the camera, he seems to bring to mind all the learning of ages and assumes an expression which, put into words, would read: care not for the material things of this world. Let me wander forever in the realms of the abstract with the great minds of old.' "Senator Coke, the broad-sholdered. shaggybrowed Texan, has to-snifer an noyance from comments on his huge ears. He has tried every method of hiding them in his pictures, but the camera seems to magnify rather than diminish them, making them cover nearly the whole region about the sides of his head, and ap pear as some extraneous objects pinned on the Senator. "The «Tall Sycamore of the Wabash.' Mr. Voorhees, has had his figure praised so profusely by newspaper corrrspondcnts that ha has come to regard himself as the handsomest man in Washington. This may account for the fact that the 'Syca more' always walks from his residence to the Capitol. It is only natural, you know, that when a man lias a good figure he is, not averse to showing it off. Of course he prefers to stand for his picture. Mr. Ransom can with difficulty be en ticed into a photograph gallery. Besides the best-dressed man in Washington, he is extremely graceful and has more than a common measure of good looks. Still he takes a wretched picture. He cannot pre serve his natural expression in the chair. His eyes take on a hard, ferocious look his tips become compressed, and his whole appearance is that of the heavy villian in the play. Of course, therefore, the North Carolina Senator is not anxious to see himseif on paste-board. "Jones of Florida, wants the reputation of the student of the Senate. In his pho tograph he wears a countenance that, in stantly connects itself in the mind with a student's lamp, a well-thumbed Plato and a midnight brain-racking in a little college room. •"Mr. Beck has the prettiest iron-gray curls I have ever seen. And, oh, how careful they are oiled and trained! The chief duty of the Senator's body-servant— an oid Kentucky negro—is to look after the handsome head of his master. "No one wor.ld imagine that Senator Plumb is afflicted with any touch of vanity. His round shoulders, big baby face and policeman-like feet preclude the idea of that sin. He has, however, his weak point like the rest. Next to his political aspirations he cherishes the ambition of being able some day to comb his hair like the fashionable young man's—down over the' forehead and back in two graceful curves. His success so far has been equiv ocal, since his sandy locks have a con stant heavenly tendency and will not down." A. Boy Who Daderistands'Ein. The other morning a boy about 14 years of age knocked at the door of a house on Brush street and asked the woman if she didn't want the snow clean ed off the walk. "How much?" she cautiously inquired. "Thirty cents." "I won't pay it. If you want to do the work for ten cents you can go ahead." He leaned on the handle of his snow shovel and looked thoughtful, and she Anally queried: "Well, what do you say?" •'It's just as that woman around the corner told me" he replied. "I shovelled off her snow, and she gave me fifty cents. I told her I was coming to ask you, and she said "I don't know her. What business is it to her?" "Yes, but "What did she say?" "She said I'd get left. She said that any woman who wore a plush sacque and passed it off for a 9300 sealskin would be mean enough to go out nights and shovel her own snow. "Boy whispered the woman as she turned white clear around her neck, «'I want you to clean off the snow. When you are through I'll give you a silver dol lar, and I want you to tell that woman that any one who buys and wears dollar store jewelry and fourteen-shilling shoes hasn't got sense enough to fall off a hob tailed car.—[Detroit Free Press. Wbmt Gave Him Faith In Prayer. ••Brother Ike," said a gentleman of .color to another darky yesterday, "yer orter been ter de pra'r meeting' las' night. We prayed fur yer." "Am data fee' 1" "Hit am." "Den Fse got faith in pra'r. Dat pra'r was answered." 'Sure 'nuff?" •W God hit wua." "Tel mo 'bout hit, Brudder Ike." "Wall, 'Zekiel, I'se got de fattes' turkey at my house yer eber seed. An' he wus roostin' low las' night—bery low."— [Goodall's S""- Subscribe for The Irish standard. "'CHARLEY'S CASK.. I was a physician in an obscure country town, but—and I mention the fact, not from any feeling of vanity, but because it is necessary to the unfolding of my story— had acquired some repute for discerning the occult causes, of maladies the first step to whose remedy, in all cases, is to discover their root, the next to strike at it. One afternoon a strange lady came to my office, bearing in her arms a wan, strickly-looking child. Though accom panied by a servant, she seemed loth to trust the little sufferer to any but her own mother" care. "I have come, doctor,'-' she said, "to consult you about my little boy. For some months he had been declining grad ually, and The quivering lip and checked utterance evinced the depth of the solicitude with which my decision was awaited. I took "the little invalid by the hand. He shrank back at first, but. after a little coaxing, suffered me to take him on my knee, and soon we were prattling together, the best of friends. While asking him his name, which he said was "Tnrley," and his age, which he told me was "free years," I felt the little fellow's pulse and made s'uch other obser vations as a proper understanding of the case required. Looking up.,, I found the mother's gaze fixed anxiously on my face. "What do yon think, doctor?" she in quired, tremulously: "can you give me any hope?" '•I detect no symptoms of organic dis ease," I replied "nothing but a general feebleness of the system, which, I trust, will yield readily to careful nursing and simple tonics." "Then you think my child may be saved?" she cried, eagerly. "I have certainly every hope, madam." "Bless you. doctor!" she exclaimed, the tears welling up beyond control. "You see Charley's nncle, the brother of my poor husband, who died six months ago, opposed-my coming here. We have al ready tried the first physicians of the city, and thought it useless to go elsewhere. I'm so glad I took advantage of his ab sence and came of my own accord. I left word for him to join, us here on his return, and I'm sure when he finds Charley better h« will approve my course. He takes a great interest in Charley." I prepared a vial of medicine, which I gave to Charley's mother, who departed with a much more cheerful look than that with which she had entered. My expectations were not deceived. In a few days little Charley was so much stronger that I began to think him out- of danger, and his mother's face looked so happy that I should scarcely have recog nized it as the same that had greeted me at onr first meeting. At the end of a week I was waited on by a stranger, who introduced himself as Mr. Lander, little Charley's nncle. His manner and speech were those of a gentle man, but there was something sinister in his expression not calculated to win at first sight. "I am glad to find my nephew's health so much improved," he said, "and beg you to accept my tluinks. I trust the change may be permanent." "I feel every assurance it will be," I an swered. "My great fear is that the disease is hereditary/' replied Mr. Lander, lugubri ously. "The symptom,3 attending my poor brother's last illness were precisely tne same." •*I set Mr. Lander down for a croaker, and filling up the vial of medicine for which be had come, I got rid of my dole ful visitor as speedily as possible. Next morning I received a message that little Charley was worse, and a request from his mother to call %vithout delay. I went at once to see the hotel at which the lady was stopping, and, to my sur prise, round the child in a state of even greater prostration than that in which 3 had first seen him. "When did this change begin?" 1 asked. "Soon after he beean taking the last medicine," said Charley's mother. "Your child inherits a handsome fortune I believe."'* "The lady looked surprised, as though wondering what that, had to do with the question in hand. "May 1" ask to whom it would go in the event of his death?" I continued. '•To his nncle, Mr. Lander," was the re ply. "It was provided in the will by which the property came to my hnsband, that in case he died childless, or none of his children lived to come of age, the es tote should go to his brother." "Pardon my curiosity, madam." I said, "but every doctor is a bit of a gossip, you know." "By the way," I added, carelessly, "is there any of that last vial of medicine ieft?" The vial was placed in my hand. About a third of the contents remained. "I will leave this in its place," I said, handing Charley's mother another and putting the first in my pocket: and, with a few words of encouragement, 1 took my leave. "1 met Mr. Lander at the door of my office, and asked him in. Inviting him to be seated, and excusing myself for a moment, I passed into a rear room, which I used as a sort of laboratory. "How did you leave little Charley, doctor!" inquired Mr. Lander, on my re appearance. "As well as I could expect to find one who had been taking poison I" I answered. "Poison!" he gasped, a deathly pallor overspreading bis face. "Here is the residue of the physic which I sent by you yesterday," I continued, producing the vial. "I have subjected it to a chemical test# and find in it a Strong tincture of a certain vegetable poison which, if administered in small but re peated doses, will, in time, produce death, and leave no trace of the means em ployed." "What do you mean?" cried Lander, springing to his feet and quaking with terror. "1 mean," said I "that when I gave you this vial yesterday there was no poison in it. There is now, and you are the only one whom the child's death would benefit. I am convinced of your guilt of attempted murder! Whether you have not com mitted actual murder, also, I leave to youi own conscience for, by your own state ment, you brbther died in a manner Indi cating the use of the same foul means, and there was the same motive for employing ttein." ••Do you intend to denounce me to the law?" he asked. "Such I deem to be my duty," I an swered. 'Come poisons are slow and some are quick!" he exclaimed, and hastily taking from his vest pocket a vial of prnssic acid, he put it to his lips and drained the con tents, falling dead almost instantly. My little patient, it is needless to say, suffered no more relapses. Subscribe for The Irish Standard. Autograph Letter by Barns. Mr. James Russell Lowell recently pre sented to the Massachusetts Historical Society the following -letter of Robert Burns, which WAS given to him by the widow of Barry Cornwall, to whose mother it was addressed when she was a girl: ^v.v TO MISS BENSON. "DUMFRIES, 21st. of March, 1793. "MADAM—Among many things for which I envy those hale, long-lived old fellows before the Flood, is this, in partic ular—that when they met with anybody after their own heart they had a charm ing prospect of many happy meetings with them in after-life. Now, in this short, stormy winter day ol our fleeting existence, when you, now and then, in the chapter of accidents, meet an individual whose acquaintance in a real acquisition, there are all the probabilities against you that you shall never meet with that character more. On the other hand, brief as this miserable being is, it is none the least of the miseries belonging to it, that if there is any miscreant whom you hate, or creature whom you despise, the'ill run of the chances shall be so against you, that in the overtakings, turnings, and jost lings of life, pop, at some unlucky corner eternally comes the wretch upon you, and will not allow your indignation or con tempt a moment's repose. As I am a sturdy believer in the powers of darkness, I take these to.be the doings of that old author of mischief, the devil. It is well known that he has some short-hand way of tak ing down our thoughts and I make no doubt that he is perfectly acquainted with my sentiments respecting Miss Benson: how much I admired her abilities and valued her worth, and how very fortunate I though myself in her acquaintance. P'or this last reason, my clear madam, I must entertain no hopes of the very, great pleasure of meeting with you again. Miss Hamilton tells me that she is sending a [jacket to you, and I beg leave to send you the enclosed sonnet though, to tell you the real truth, the sonnet is a mere pre tence, that I may have the opportunity of declaring with how- much respectful es teem 1 have the honor to be, etc., •R. B." Burns met Miss Benson at the house of Mr. Craik, of Arbigland, and the following little incident occurred, as the lady— afterwards Mrs. Basil Montagu—remem bered in after years: "I dined with Bums at Arbigland. He was witty, drank as others drank, and was late in coixjing to the tea-table. It was then the fashion for young ladies to be busy about something, was working at flowers. The poet, sat down beside me, talked of the beauty of what I was imitating, and put his hand so near the work that I said: 'Well, take it, and do a bit yourself.' 'Oho!' said he, you think my hand is unsteady with wine. I cannot work a flower, madam but'—he pulled the thread out: of the needle, and rethreaded it in a moment. 'Can a tipsy man do that?' He talked to me of his children, more particularly of his eldest soil, and called him a promising boy. •And yet, madam,' he said, with a sarcas tic glance of Ms eye, '1 hope he will turn out a glorious blockhead, and so make his fortune.'" Married by Their Son. "I have a story for you," said a drum mer. "I don't mean a yarn or a joke, but a simple account of a fact. Last week. I was in Iowa, and one night stopped in Ottumwa. There I became well ac quainted with a quiet young man. On his invitation I sat in his room in the even ing, and he told me that he was a minister of-the gospel who had been ordained a few weeks before, and had come to Ottumwa to perform the marriage ceremony forsome friend.* of his, in fact, the ceremony was to take place that very night in his room. Pretty soon a iather elderly couple came in, shook hands warmly with my friend, ending in standing up before him and be ing married in the usual form. After a time they left and my new friend said to me: 'That, I think, is the most peculiar marriage ceremony a minister ever per formed, I never heard of its equal and never expect to.' 'What do you-mean?' I said. «1'11 tell you,' was the reply, 'only you must bear it in mind that is a secret. My father and mother were pioneers in a county not far from this city. I was reared on their farm and finally sent off to school. My parents are well-to-do people, church workers, and are highly respected in the neighborhood. About two years ago my father wrote me a letter, in which he wanted my advice and assistance. To make the story short, and not to stop to describe the peculiar circumstances, I can say that my father's trouble was that he had never been married to the woman who passed as his wife. For years they had been satisfied with this relationship, but at length my mother began to worry about it. She wanted the ceremony preformed legally. My father had no objection but did not dare to go to any minister or functionary in the neighborhood. You know what- country communities are. and what unpleasant talk would have followed. Then my father consulted me, and the re sult of it was a decision to wait two weeks ago I was ordained a minister, and how plans were then carried out. The couple I have just married were my own father and mother."?—[Des Moines Leader. Bits of Pliiloaoph jr. Man's life is what he makes it: 'As bright and beautiful as the golden sunset, or as dark and gloomy as the thunder cloud and, in his face, may be read life's whole story. We are dead to the past, which was yesterday we live only in the present, which is to-day we are unknown to the foturfc which is only to-morrow Yet we fondly remember the past, suffer on in the present and build castles of great beauty in the future. We are a green set. Brilliancy in conversation is to the com pany is what a lighted candle is to a dark room—it lightens the whole of it. But, every now and then some unskillful person, in attempting to clip the wick to make it brighter, snuffs it out.—[James C. Beeks. Shaking Biblical Information. Bobby. "Ma, didn't Methuselah have more'n one name?" Ma. (reading). "Only one, of course. Now don't bother me any more." Bobby (after a long pause). "Ma, can't I ask you one more question?" Ma. "Yes, yes." Bobby. "Was Methuselah his first or last name?"—[Harper's Bazar. Pnrelr Orlclnal. "My dear Mrs. Gush, what a lovely husband you have, where did you get such a charming man?" "We met by the seaside, dear, and when he fondly looked at me it was like a spoon* ful of Heaven." In St. Louis it has been decided that it is a libel to call aman a hog. In Cincin nati it is considered a compliment—[Bos ton Post. Subscribe for The Irish Standard. WOMEN AS BBEADWINNEBS. Tolling in Tenement* on Lons Hour* and Starvation Pay. The report of Labor Commissioner Peck, of New York, is an interesting and instructive document. A large part, of the report is devoted to the condition of the workingwomen of the State, and gives some startling details that connection. It reveals an amount of suffering almost beyond conception. It will attract general attention. The report was not gotten up for sensational or sentimental effect, but is a calm, clear statement of facts that came under actual observation. In the last century, so far as can be as certained, women's employments in towns were chiefly of a domestic nature. Young persons went out from the parental roof either from choice or necessity to do do mestic service for the neighbors. When steam machinery was first introduced and factory towns grew up, the young women went to work at a greater distance from home they received very good wages for those simple days, and the "Lowell young ladies" became almost a stereotyped ex pression in books of travel written by visi tors to the United States. The war brought a great change in the condition of women. The large number of men who ieft home (some never to return), to lake part in that struggle, obliged large numbers of women to seek their own living, and tor the thou sands of positions left vacant by the absent soldiers, women became substitutes. The majority of them remained in employment after the war. Torday women are employed In the fol lowing trades: Artificial flowers and leaves, awuings, bedding supplies, blank books, paper boxes, collars and cuffs, boys' clothing, brushes, buttons, canned goods, caps, cards, carpet sewers and weavers, cases for jewelry, cigars and cigarettes, cloaks and suits, clothing, confectionery, copy ists, cords and fringes, corsets, dressmak ing, embroidery, envelopes, essences and extracts, fancy boxes and fans, feathers, flannel, flags, fringes, furs, gimps, gloves, gold leaf, hairdressers, handkerchiefs, hat sweats and trimmings, labels, laces, laundries, lead pencils, linen and ladies' underwear, mats, mattresses, medicines, morocco goods, milliners, ueck ties, paper bags, parasols, patterns, perfumeries, pocketbooks, pearl work, preserves, print ing offices, qui Iters,, rags, ribbons and rallies, shirts, silk factories, soaps, slip pers, straw goods, spices, tags and suits, suspenders, tassels, teachers, tickings, to bacco, toys, trimmings, twines, umbrellas, upholster}', watch cases, wax work, weavers, white goods, wias, willow wear, window shades, woolen goods, wrappers, worsted yarns, telegraphers, saleswomen, washers and ironers. There are some professions in which women receive equal pay for equal work with men but in nearly all such cases the women are organized, as for instance, printers and hatters. The inferiority of women's wages in a measure is attributed to the ordinary laws of supply and demand, not that there are more woman actually seeking employ ment than men, but that the number of women running to particular trades may be greater. Another reason is that the men have their organizations to fix wages in nearly every branch of trade. Employers say that females are prefer able to males in that they are more steady to time, more presistem in work and generally more manageable, this latter quality having reference to their non-organizations of strikes. The women workers who suffer most from low wages are sewing women. They have to compete with their own sex. A case is cited. The female inmates of several charitable institutions were found crocheting ladies' shawls for $3 a dozen. An expert could finish one in two days, thereby earning 13 1-2 cents a day. "That, of course, does nor pay their board," said the lady superintendent, but it is all Blank & Co. will pay and we are glad to get that rather than nothing." The firm explain that competition is so great that they are compelled to get the work done at the lowest possible figures, and that tbe number of farmers' wives and daughters living in the surrounding count ry who are not obliged to work for a living yet do so to earn pin money is So great that they are enabled to get this particular class of work done for almost any price. Formerly Hood's "Song of the Shirt" gave sentimental celebrity to the wrongs of the sewing women, but it is not the shirt now, but the women's cloaks and the men's coats or trousers that draw tears and groans from the over-worked sewing women. The wages of women are being reduced until now a full day's pay on a cloak only brings in from 50 to 60 cents. It, may be retorted that that is more than can be made in London or Paris: true, but the boast of New York is that it is neither London nor Paris, that its style of living is higher, its prices better and its general well-being in all respects superior. Dr. Pray, of the Northern Dispensary, gives his ideas of the effects of the differ erent kinds of labor on female employees. In tobacco factories women are affected with nervous* and hysterical complaints, consumption and chest ailments, attributed to smell, dust and nicotine. Laundry girls are subject to heavy colds, from ex posure and wet, and going from hot into cold rooms. Shop girls are generally healthy from the exercise they take iu going to and from work. The Commissioner, in estimating the percentage of Women induced to enter on a life of shame from various causes, finds that 525 women in 3,000 are forced to enter this life from sheer destitution, 513 from inclination and the balance from various causes, personal and general. Destitution and starvation, however, brought about by low wages, are responsible for the lar gest number of victims. How to Raise a Falleu Mule. The other morning a mule attached to one of George B. Newton's coal wagons fell on Chestnut street above Sixteenth. The cars were blocked for at least half an hour. All the efforts of some twenty car drivers and conductors were of no avail in trying to get him on his feet. At last a darkey who had been watching the pro ceedings announced that he could raise "dat ere mule." He was given the field. Entering Thompson Black's grocery, he procured two lumps of sugar, which he gave the mule. The mule's keen relish of the sweets, as he lay in the snow with his bead on a blanket, was ludicrous in the extreme. No sooner had he licked his chops after his dainty lunch than up he jumped to his feet. Tbe several hundred pedestrians who had gathered to witness the feat of the darkey made the welkin ring with their loud cheers in-honor of the man who mastered the mule.—[Philadel phia Call. ?.•-./ ••Now, sir, you are better," said a Bos. ton faith doctor to a patient he had been treating: "tell me just how yon feeL" "Well, sir," replied the victim, "I feel like a fool bow mnnh is vnnr hill?" Subscribe for the Standard. Property FOB SALE BY A. J. Finnegan 312 Hennepin Avenue. t/tQW will buv the tliree-story brick 5 W*/ Mock, No. 310 Hennepin. Ground is 22.x 7 to alley. 4/t -f will buy 50x150 on Western avenue, No. 1U2. Largo brick house, 1A rooms, barn, etc. building 1 Xfi will buy a fine lot 011 Giand ave iJ'S nnc. Inside of .Lake street. i£ AVi/i* will buy a lor on Grand avenue, *p.£..$«.#""'inside of Twenty-eight street •-W foot front. if' will buy 61% feet on Nicollet »p*i) avenue, near Tv, enty-lifth St. ^SO ku*v a iot 011 tion. '$600 Biddleuian's addi- wil! buy a lot in Parker'.* addition. d* 7 fkflfk will buy wo fine lots on tp J.,i/jlrl/?/ Twelfth avenue north, cor ner Ninth street, with block of bouses. "Will take some vacant lots as part payment. will buy lot 40x3.2fVz, one block from sireft cars and .motor First avenue south, between Twenty-liftta and Twenty-sixth streets. a X/i wi'J buy fine lot on Harriet yj I- avenue: cast front or a west front lot on Fourth avenue south. Other bargains too numerous to mention. It will pay you to see me "be Core you buy. Respectfully yours, P. J. DONOHOE, Contractor Builder Plans and estimates furnished for all classes of buildings. 2011 I3LOOMINGTON AY. S. Alterations and Repairs Promptly Executed, NOTICE TO 0KEDIT0HS. 1STof pursuance of an order of A. Ueland, Judffe Probate for the pounty of Hennepin, made on the 15th day of May. IHSO, notice is hereby given to all persons liavin$r claims against Eliza Buse, late of the City of Minne apolis, in the County of Hennepin and State of Minnesota, deceased, that said Judge of Pro-4 bate will a(tend for the purpose of examin ing and allowing such claims, at. his office in the city of Minneapolis, in said County, on the first Mondays in November and December, 1886, at 10 o'clock, a.mon each of said days and that six months from the date of said order has been allowed and limited for the creditors of said deceased to present their claims against the saki deceased to the said Judge of Probate, for his examination and approval. Dated this loth day of Mav, ERNEHT BUSE, Administrator. M}rtzcc po\is fA-t'lrizSotA. Painless Dentists. Dr. W. J. Hurd, Manager and Prop. 3 7 W a A S .J First-class workmen, low prices, and the only pain less establishment iu thei city. Hamilton Bros., Li New and Secondhand FURNITURE! And House Furnishing Goods: 3 4 ,.-1, Highest Fries fud for.M-Suid M. 33 AND 43 CENTRAL AVE., Nicollet Island, MINNEAPOLIS, MIHM VPL/ 9 v-vV