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The street car-drivers in Vienna, who have been on strike and have succumbed, average about CO cents in wages for a day, beginning at seven o’clock in the morning and ending > t midnight or 1 a.m. Montaigne was importuned by a sturdy beggar in good health to give him alms ; the philosopher asked him why he begged when ho was so able to work and obtain a livelihood. "If you only knew how lazy I arn,” replied the beggar, " you would pity me. ’ An artist claims to have discovered an original Turner in a farmhouse. He thinks it is a Turner, because, after he had turned it round several times, he couldn’t determine whether it was a winter scene or the portrait of an old man. Mrs Quiver l waking in the night); "John, I’m sure there’s burglars downstairs.” Mr Quiver (sleepily); “ Stuff! Let ’em burgle.” Mrs Quiver: “ Oh, John, didn’t you promise at the altar to protect me?” Mr Quiver: "And didn’t you promise to obey me ? ”

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 7958, 13 July 1889

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 7958, 13 July 1889

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