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"Do you tell me so, Mick? Faith I've heard of


'Tis a clime where poor souls must wipe off

their disgrace," I have mounted to heaven on pinions of light, "You are right," said my friend, blowing into When St. Peter and I held a confab one night,

A whole mouthful of "Nigger-head” smoke. As the stars far beneath ekeenest delight,

"You're a long time to stay, Brother Shandy,'' I have also been down to those regions below,

he cried. Which are sadly in need of a blizzard of snow, But your sentence it dates from the moment Where the souls of the damned are expected

you died,

You were lucky to have the good priest at your But my visits were made in a dream. .


To redeem you from Ingersoll's yoke”. From a thirty hours' trip t'other evening I sapk For a snooze on the welcome soft side of a Am I dead, Mick ?" I asked. "As a herring," plank,

said he, With a big lump of coal which I took from the Just as sure as you're sitting and talking with

tank, For a pillow to rest my tired head.

'Well, if such is the case, I'm delighted to be, I was soon in a dream, and with hurricane With a partner I truly admire. speed,

Mick, I prayed for your soul many times since On the back of a weird, supernatural steed,

the day I arrived at a place which looked dismal, indeed, That we covered your body 'neath four feet of Where are kept in confinement the dead.


When I scarcely could drag your poor Jennie In an instant a palsy I took in my knees,

away, And my eyes at an angle of ninety degrees

And I thought that she, too, would expire." Began squinting about like a rat stealing cheese,

And my horse filed away with a moan; Arrah! Shandy, how is my poor Jennie,” he said, I would give all the wealth I e'er saw to get Is she happy" "She is; for, my boy, she is wed back,

To a dashing young gent who consoles her inI'd be happy in snow.drifts as high as the stack;

stead Oh, I suffered the tortures of gibbet or rack,

Of a husband she sighed for like you. When along came my friend Mick Malone. Your insurance she got and she dressed up in

crape, * By the piper that played before Moses,” says By the aid of cosmetics and cotton, her shape Mick,

Would entice a poor hermit with mouth all "You are lucky to get from the clutch of ould

agape, Nick,

And the dimes she had plentiful, too." And you're welcome, a thousand times wel

Mickey said not a word, but his eyes filled with come, avicki

tears, To a place in the penitent gang.

For he knew he was one of those soft engineers Take a seat, Shandy, dear, on this trunk of a tree;

Whose big toes are no sooner turned upon their

biers I'm delighted to see you, acushla machree! Light your pipe, take a whiff, and then pass it

Than their wives go in search of a 'mash.": In the richest of crape on the street they parade

And they look with disdain on a simpering maid, For my lips are both blistered with whang."

For they're posted in tricks of the man-catch" Arrah! Micky," said I, “in the name of the

ing trade, Lord,

And, besides, they have plenty of cash. What's the name of this country. I'm in? By my

To be continued.
'Tis a bleak looking place, and I never yet heard

Of a region so dismal before.

. With a laugh, he replied, "Purgatory, my boy, And as bleak as it looks we have moments of They are bringing him home, white and cold as joy

the snow, That a board of directors can never destroy, With the lilies of death on his breast;

In the manner they ground us of Fore.' With the vigor and beauty that life can bestow

to me,


Hid away neath the vestment of rest;

At the wreck that has come to pass, With the hand that once guided the swift mov- At the old quilt stuffed in the broken pane, ing train

And the litter upon the grass; ; Lying still o'er the brave, pulseless heart,

At the young ones sullen, the good wife blue. And the eyes where no light shall e'er glimmer

And myself like a beast at bay. again,

Not much to be gained by strikes, say you; With their lashes just drooping apart.

But there's where you're wrong, I say. They are bringing him home to the sorrowing For the thoroughbred ever his teeth will show wife,

Where the mongrel cowers with fright; Who has met him with smiles oft before;

And it's something to give back blow for blow, But the sunlight of gladness has gone from her

Though the odds are against you quite. life,

You are also the company's servant, you say: And she hastens to meet him no more.

And you bravely stood at your post; With the kiss of the parting scarce dry on her | Yes, you live in a grand house over the way, brow,

Where the comforts of life you boast. And the echo of words soft and sweet;

And your princely salary suffered, too, But the marble cold lips will not answer her A considerable shave throughout; now,

Why, man, it's a pity for such as you, Or the arm guide hér faltering feet.

And you had great loss, no doubt. They are bringing him home to the children | A horse or a yacht the less, belike, who stand

With a cheaper hotel at the springs ; Clustering there in an agony wild;

And a general retrenchment to meet the strike He is coming again to the dear household band,

In wine and cigars and things ; With no word for the wife or the child.

While we, who bad but a crust before, It was only a moment of horror and strife,

Have now but its half, or naught. Scarce the time of a thought or a breath;

Ah, well, no wonder you feel so sore, But he passed in that space from the fullness

And ourse us fools as you ought. of life

I wish that clothing but grew on trees, To the stillness and coldness of death.

And labor could feed on air, They are bringing him home in his manhood's Then perhaps with the rest of us on our knees

You swells would have more to share. fair prime,

But this I know, I would sooner the cross From the accident down at the grade,

Of defeat on my shoulders lay Where his feet stepped so quickly from re

Than be wrong side up in the profit and loss gions of time

That is struck on the judgment day. To the land where no life hope can fade.

For the greed of gold that can stifle the groan 0, how oft through the years with their sorrow

Of the suffering sons of toil, and pain,

And souls of iron and hearts of stone, Will those loved ones in memory roam

I am sure God's love can foil. To the time when the rush of the incoming And the motive as well as the deed shall stand, train

When the rich and the poor shall meet, Through the silence was bringing him home. With records of life in each trembling hand,

Before His mercy seat.

Div. 148.

PITTSBURGH, March 8, 1885.
What have we gained by the strike? you ask.
Well, to judge by this cottage poor,

GALION, OHIO, June 8, 1885. With never a glimmer of hope to mask

MESSRS. EDITORS: Having received The grinning wolf at the door;

an invitation to attend the Seventh AnWith the cupboards empty, the wife averse, And the children ragged and gaunt,

nual Picnic of Divisions 95 and 39, And the times still growing from bad to worse; which was held at Price's Hill, Cincinnati, Not much, at a glance, I grant.

on Friday June 5th, on my arrival I was Time was, you say, when the garden there

met by a number of the Brothers, who Was a haven of birds and flowers,

escorted me to the residence of Brother And not a cottage around so fair,

A. Moss, where I had the pleasure of And so tidy as this of ours. And then you glance with your sneer again meeting our G. C. E., P. M. Arthur and Brothers Wall, Watson and Conn, of Di- and their families, not only belonging to vision 95, also Brother Moss and his esti- Divisions 95 and 39, but Brothers from mable wife. After a short time spent in Divisions 120, 7, 4, 11, 16, 10, 20, 25, 65, social chat, we were placed in charge of 48, 49, 89, 37, 34, 124, 77, 78, 129, 246 Brother Conn, (which included Brothers and 216. Among those who were present Arthur, Canan and Logan) and were were Brother Perry, wife and family, of taken to the mammoth clothing establish- Division 10; Brother Kerlin, wife and ment of Mr. Wilde, on the corner of family, from Evansville, Ind.; Mr. John Fourth and Vine streets, and were intro- Cassell, of Columbus, O.; Brother Megduced in person to A. D. Wilde, gen-lemry and wife, of Division 78, and our eral manager of the same. He is a Baby Frisco, as bright and happy as ever. friend of the Brotherhood, and is always Brother Sachs, of Division 25, was also ready and willing to do all he can tol on hand and appeared to enjoy himself make their picnic a success in the way of as usual. In all, there were fifteen delefurnishing advertising matter-this year gates who were at San Francisco, and in the shape of fans to the number of all who were there appeared to be happy. four thousand, and also the programmes.

About 3:30 P, M, Brother Moss called He is very liberal, and I would advise the assembly to order and introduced the the Brothers of Cincinnati and vicinity president of some labor organization, to patronize the firm.

who made some good remarks. Next After a few minutes spent in conversa- came the G. C, E., P. M. Arthur, who tion, we were taken to the residence of spoke to the Brothers in his usual happy Mrs. H. C. Lord, at Riverside, where we manner. Then the audience was dishad the pleasure of being introduced to missed, and spent the time in enjoyment. Mrs. Lord and daughter, by G. C. E. P. In the evening the G. C. E. also addressM. Arthur. While there we were invited ed a large crowd, and dwelt upon the into the studio of Miss Lord to view a Brotherhood and its standing at the presmodel in clay of the late H. C. Lord; ent time. There was also an address by and I believe I express the sentiments of Judge Oliver, after which there was a all who were with me, when I say it is very lengthy programme carried out for truly a work of art, and one that not those who desired to dance. Besides the only the artist, but her friends, may be dancing there were other amusements for proud of, I thought as I looked from those who wished to take part in the the face of clay to the faces of mother same. Messrs. Editors, I think that it is and daughter, you could see delight pic- good for us at times to leave business to tured upon their countenances, as we one side, cast dull care away, and enjoy commented upon the natural expression ourselves in the way of amusements. of the countenance-but who is better fit. Someone has said that ted to perform the task than a loving A little folly now and then daughter, with love and artistic skill

Is relished by the best of men. combined.

Before I close, I must express my After bidding them good-day we were thanks to the Brothers of Division 95, taken to the residence of Brother Conn, and especially to Brothers, Moss, Conn, and had dinner in company with himself, Nokley, Wall and Brown, for courtesies family and friends. After dinner we extended to me, and may they be spared were taken to the grounds, where the pic- for many years to take part in all matters nic was held, and were very much sur- pertaining to the interests of the Brothprised to find so many of the Brothers erhood. Fraternally, A. W. LOGAN.

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JERSEY CITY, June 1, 1885. clause. With a membership of 20,000 MESSRS. EDITORS: As the time draws members it would require a trifle over near for the opening of our next Conven- twenty-six assessments in the year, just tion, I believe it to be a good plan to two dollars eighteen and three-fourths bring before the members of the Order cents per month, and every member insome of the subjects that may be brought sured, old and young, sick and well. before that body, so that they may be

If this plan does not meet with the thoroughly discussed in our Sub-Divi- approval of the majority, I for one sions, and our delegates be properly in- would be pleased to see something else structed before going to meet with their offered so that we may adopt the best Brothers for the purpose of making laws that can be devised, and I think that by for the government of the Order.

starting the ball rolling it may result in I shall confine myself to the Insurance, some marked improvements in the form as I think there is room for great im- of our Insurance, and I would particularprovement there. Turn where you will, ly request the attention of the Brothers you may hear complaints in regard to who do not belong to the Insurance at the cost of the same. My idea is to de- the present time, and of the wives of all vise some plan whereby the cost may be the Brothers, whether they do or not, lessened and the benefits to the Order at for I have a profound respect for the large increased and the Brotherhood opinion of the ladies, and am a firm bestrengthened. I would offer the follow- liever in their power, if we can only get ing plan for the consideration of every them interested. Fraternally, member of the Order, not as my own

W. H. G., Div. 53. idea, but as a measure that I believe will benefit the institution at large. First,

BRAINERD, MINN., June 14, 1885. make the Insurance general. Make ev- MESSRS. EDITORS: Let us find our ery man belonging to the Order a mem- March JOURNAL, and turning to page ber of the Insurance, or, in other words, 147, find what Frank C. Smith says consolidate the two institutions into one, concerning smoke-burning, extension and have but one great Brotherhood of front ends and smoke-stacks. I always Insurance and Unity, every Brother feel like taking off my hat, keeping my having the same interest in one part as mouth shut, and learning something, in the other.

when Mr. Smith has the floor. I know Taking the statistics of the last two the extension front end and smoke-stack years, we find the number of assessments is at present fashionable, so to speak, and to be 42 for each year on a membership very much in favor among engineers, of nearly 4,000. Now if we increase especially among those who have had no our membership to twenty thousand, the experience with them and admire them present membership of the Brotherhood, because they “tread it off” and are or five times the membership of the In-' dandies” to look at, etc. When a firesurance, we must increase the number of man, I always made an effort to avoid the assessments by five also, making 210 black smoke, and prevent the engine for the year. By changing the amount from popping, at the same time keeping of our policies from three thousand dol- steam where it should be kept, and I lars to twenty-five hundred we would have persevered and insisted on having have a grand total of $525,000 a year my firemen do the same on all occasions. given to care for Brothers who have been The prevention of black smoke depends injured and come within the disability mainly, I believe, on intelligent firing and competent handling of throttle and as much smoke as would come from a lever.

wood. burner; and on a run of 138 miles, Mr. Smith's result described with with 8 coaches and Pittsburgh or Ohio brick arch and extension front end, and coal, I have had a clean stack all the way, his prophecy for the future, is a matter whether working steam or not.

This reof interest that needs discussing. Isult being accomplished by intelligent don't know anything about Clark's steam firing. We have what we call the jets, but, no matter if the idea originated Cushing stack, being similar to that in when Lucifer departed from heaven and use on the U. P., A. T. & S. F. and other first entered his brimstone home, there is roads; with a 17-in. inside pipe and 22-in. certainly something in it, if properly ap- cone. I object to the noise made by the plied. In this regard we have a home- steam jets, but will take it in preference made improvement in Grewcox and Yei- to smoke. ter's smoke-consuming device which is

In June JOURNAL the appearance of being placed on Northern Pacific engines Angus Sinclair would suggest that he is by Mr. Cushing. The main idea of im- really one of us, and he ought to appear provement comes from Chas. Grewcox, often. His book on the locomotive I an old engineer in service of the N. P. think is receiving intelligent considerafor several years; at one time a member tion among engineers. of Division 2, at Jackson, Mich., and la- " Pacific Coaster" comes in with an ter, of Division 127, in Illinois. Charlie invitation for discussing license law. I is an old-timer, and the idea may be an- don't think railroad companies would cient, but he has given it good applica- object to such an effort, for I believe it tion with four short tubes or “hollow would be greatly to their benefit; prostay bolts,” two, 2 inches in diameter, in vided only a competent class of men each end of fire-box. The tubes in back would pass the examination. Methinks end of box stand five inches higher than the howl would come from the other side. those in front. A steam pipe taking At present chances are that a man losing steam at highest point in dome, laps bis position from drunkenness or other around the fire-box, and the steam-jets incompetence, can again secure a position point through the centre of each tube. and repeat his experience. If a license A brick arch is used in fire-box. There should be revoked for such causes it the jets, striking the fire in the right would greatly aid the black-listing scheme place from the front, cut the rise of cin- for other than spiteful and personal moders and smoke, and the jets from the tives. If it is desirable to weed the back end, standing five inches higher, service and the Organization of all seclap over and strike at a higher range. ond rate men, by all mens have an ideal With this action confining so much under and strictly just license law, and similar the arch and in contact with its hot sur- officials to enforce it. face, the result is apparent. In this mat- May 1st the Michigan Central Railway ter the arch should gain its amount of had a change in its mechanical head, credit, for it protects the fues and also Mr. Sam Edgerly stepping down and from the direct dranght. This arrange-out. If all that has been said about this ment, with a clean fire and intelligent man should be plaeed in print, the firing, is almost absolute in its prevention JOURNAL might stand a suit for libel, of smoke with any kind of stack or and be prohibited, as obscene literature, front end. On one run of 220 miles, from passing through the mails. I never two cars, with Iowa coal, I did not see heard a word spoken in this man's favor

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