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oysC. FOR THOSE WHO -( SUCCEED. g for Mioho who Hitci'ci'cl: (You there!) ft whole iuccpssful orow, ' I In of the strong, iirrolo Htrlpp, U a song for you. Uio Is there here In this whole vlde throng hose honest oar I cun nhig my 2 song if, (Stand up!) irfc's my nillllonalre: ' " l(yaw here!' ' 'd sir, your wealth 1h great, It ell you have scooped your for- iune, man, 0 the loosened grasp of fate, live picked up gold an the long fears roll, (while picking up gold you have Iropped your soul: (Go hack!) re's my wlde-hrowed sage: I11- . (This way!) thousand years of lore! )man, 'tis a goodly heritage, you need a little more; ave garnered all thoughts from 1 he four winds hlown, , j forgotten meantime to think 'our own; (Sit down!) Ije's my artist friend: (Step up!) have given dreams to men, ivorld of dreams you have bod ed forth i chisel, brush and pen; Gu've lost the meat of the tough forld's strife, missed the juice of the vintage flifo; e(Step down!) ithat old woman there? (Sit down!) las no lore or pelf, is worked so hard for those she ved i ' , las never thought of herself. ), step up in tho wole world's lew; !U joadani, this song is meant for "'V (Step up!) MANY USES FOR JUNK, , AKEI) UP IMS LATIN. to; 1ST S- estern lawyer went into the lit" rs cate a lew clays ago. I not always lived in the far ad in his college days in the as well enough acquainted le French bills of fare of New.. York restaurants, t in his new home he had ;en about soup au pot gras mme do terreala duchesse. jt.that ho could not read yt$t the delicacies on the exasperated him, and he ded to have fun with the liing her e that I 'd care f or , " i to the claw hammered at- t. "We can serve you any- 'or dinner, sir," said the confident that he could his customer before ho got h with him. 'e you sine qua non?" waiter stared. o-o, sir," ho answered. at about bonmotsV Have sir."; in let me have some nice ig- nis." That's good at this , the year." haven't got it. " ; iig me some tempus fugit t's out, too, sir." . , must have e pluribus u- J : . 'i Oitime the waiter looked i ( "I've heard them speak . t in the kitchen. I'll go ? jrno back eiri)ty handed jected. "Wo haven't got itammered. yyi iago that I can't get any of urn seasonable things. Try ore and find out if they oj0 bono publico. udl Mr. Weaver," said the fXf'iost crazy by this time. aoW UJ can toll what you . ' , I ck, f'guest from tho west 2. aim by tho coattails. , . ght,"saidhe, "and in the 111 iie bring me some roast 1 friod potatoes." ,iavo It!" yelled tho waiter lOlfeht at hearing something I(lli obtainable, and ho Hew 0 kitchen and came back p beef aud tho jotatoes filer d Weaver in tho wake. p "-Ay aud the hotel man lauaLd laugh at tho expense Ini'ortunate waiter, who elS S1" ho cllef int"okitch 1 o had struck a man who !, SlK'Ve boon eating at Delmon Oil. his lifo. St. Louis Re- d: worms can be obtained Hit, to by wetting the ground . pjblut'ionof blue vitriol or ' as, winch will brine -Vt i urprising numbers How Wornout and Dicarded Metal is Utilized. Old Horseshoes May Reappear as Razors, and Battered Stoves May Go Up In Skyscrapers Lucky Finds In Junkshops. The other day I wandered into a largo yard containing great heaps of scrap iron and old met als of different kinds. Workmen were sorting out the masses of rusty, misshapen and taugled metals, each of which evidently had its particular value in the market. I wondered what be came of all the castaway metal and what ieculiar transforma tions it underwent. In seeking some information on the point from the proprietor of the place he said: "This business doesn't look as if itpossessed any elements of int erest, educational or romantic, yet it has something of both of these. Now, there's an old horseshoe. It may shave a Mongolian in Chi na, though what a Mongolian has to shave I don't clearly see. Of course it will be converted first into a razor. I ship large quanti ties of these wornout horseshoes and wagon tires to the Celestial kingdom to be worked up into ra zors, knives and other useful do mestic articles. The Chinaman engaged in this particular indus try gets 12 cents a day for his la bor. These horseshoes aud wag on tires are wrought iron and are preferred to other forms of this metal, because they are the most conveniently handled. "When you go across the bridge to the borough of Manhattan, you probably notice some of the new 110 or 80 story buildings going up there and the big iron columns and girders used in their construc tion. You probably think that those columns and girders are all new metal, but it is likely that they are not. They are scrapiron, pure and simple, or may be mix ed with some new ore in the re casting of the scrap metal in the foundry or rolling mill where all tho scrap goes. Your discarded kitchen stove may reappear in one of the columns or girders of a sky scraper. The owners of these lofty buildings may think they are getting new iron material and may pay for it, but they are prob ably not getting it. Perhaps there isn't much difference iu the durability of the recast metal and tliQ new. "When you are riding in a trol ley car, yon may rellect that the metal in the axles of the wheels and in tho railroad tracks may have formerly served in stove grates. Sucharesome of the new forms and uses which scrap met al assumes. "We dealers alight upon some strange finds among the old met al which we gather. I have at home six solid bronze plaques, as one of this class of finds, which I wouldn't take $75 for. I've also got at home au iron and bronze aquarium, another of these pocu liar discoveries, which I wouldn't part with for $50. "It is curious to think how such valuable articles get into such poor company as scrap iron. Perhaps the original owners care lessly permit them to get mixed up with some old junk which they disposed of to the junkman who brings his collection of stock to us, or perhaps they deliberately throw them away through simple weariness of their possession. Then, agaiu, thearticles may poss ibly be stolen and sold to tho junk man. "There are other interesting finds we meet with in our busi ness. Not only the common but the finer metals, such as jewelry and silverware, fall intoour hands. Possibly you'vo hoard your wife remark ouo day that there was a silver spoon missing, and she might suspect that the servant has stolen it. Hut the truth istho spoon has accidentally gone as tray and passed uuuotioed into tho ash can or garbage tub and in the course of time, possibly, we pick it up out of tho dumps. Many a spoon, knife fork with Tiffany's or Benedict's stamp on it I have bought at Darren island after be ing taken out of those dumps. Other stray waifs in this class which I have gathered from the Barren island dumps are silver pocketknives and matchboxes, gold and silver thimbles and duff buttons, gold rings and a ladies' gold purse which I sold for $20 as old gold. Some time ago a ring with a transparent stone was pickodoutof tho dumps. A bus iness rival of mine just got ahead of me in the purchase of the ring, which he got for $10. The stone proved to be a genuine diamond, and the purchaser got $i.70 for the ring. It looked like a ladies' en gagement ring and the sympa thetic thought struck mo that its possibly fair owner was at that moment suffering unimaginable distress at its loss. "So you set!," continued tho dealer, "there are a few interest ing and somewhat romantic feat ures associated with our very prosy looking business. " Brook lyn Citizen. A 1T.W OBSERVATIONS. Judge 01 instead, of Potter coun ty, has directed that all men con victed of selling liquor illegally, shall be compelled to work out the tine of $500 at cracking stone on the road at $1 per day. This pun ishment will no doubt' keep the liquor sellers within the limits of the law. You can tell a successful farm er by looking at his wife's fruit cans in the closet, says our ob server. You can tell the dry goods box statesman by the patch es on his pants. You can tell the slouchy woman by her shoe-buttons and her hair. You can tell the jN)ison serpent by the blue ness of his tail. But the easiest way of all, you can pick out the enterprising merchants of the town by looking at tho town pa per. This is not divine revela tion, but it is business, gospel aud truth. He stood before St. Peter and meekly applied for admission to the better land. "Cannot admit you, sir." "Can't admit me!" ex claimed tho dismayed aspirant. "Haven't I lived a Christian life?" 'Yes, in the main." Haven't I obeyed the laws of the land?" "Oh, yes. " "What then has been my offense?" "You wanted to stop your newspaper aud instead of dropping a line to the publish er and paying arearages, you had the postmaster send him a mes sage to the effect that your paper was refused. A man so contempt ible would find no company in heaven; please move on to tho laud where they don't shovel snow." You seldom hear the public say anything in favor of their local newspaior. But tho local news paper is always favoring the pub lic. And how quick tho local pa per hears of it, if by accident an error appears, but if tho public or its officials make a blunder they must not go in the local newspaper, because the local newspaper would lose its head. Nobody but local newspaper ed itors make blunders: the rest of the populace doeth all things well. A great many people who know how to edit a newspaper are somehow holding positions ou the top of dry goods boxes. How slow moves the old clock in the school room. Surely it must be nearly run down. Why, it seems like half an hour since last I looked, but it is just five minutes. Totheschool boy think ing of home and play, time seems not to fly. but to creep with labor ious aud snail like movement. For years that old clock has re mained on that identical shelf tick ing swiftly tho hours of recess and vacation away, ready to relax into a tick slow aud solemn like that of the death watch the mo ment tho bell sounded for study to begin. The old clock itself is a lesson. How many who have passed out of tho portals of that old building, soon to bo torn down, and in a few months will bo but a memory. How many have gazed with longing eyes at the old clock wishing it would strike tho hour of closing, when they could have made the minutes fly on golden wings of promise if they had but diligently applied themselves to their books. Yes, dear school boy, you are welcome to tho les son, aud when you are disposed to gaze at the old clock in the vain hope that you can make the mo ments fly faster, turn to your books and when you leave school to face the realities that como in tho battle for existence you will thank us for the suggestion. November, the eleventh month of the year, has rounded out its days. It was tho ninth under Romulus, from whence it derives its name. It originally consisted of thirty-live clays which were continued until Julius Caesar re duced it agaiu to thirty, aud this number it has ever since retained. Our Saxon ancestors called November Blut mount, "blood month," the month of sacrifice, because at this season tho heath en Saxons made provisions for the winter, and offered as a sacri fice many of the animals which were then killed. With tho in coming of November we see the departing of autumn the laden skies and the fast falling leaves attesting that we are on the thres hold of winter. The newspaper subscription season is here. It comes annu ally with the advent of cold weath er, when people are forced to re main in-doors aud appreciate a good thing in what your editor is doing to instruct and entertain them. They then take time toex amine the label on their paper, and if the subscription has expir ed, they call at the office and re new, sometimes subscribing for a year for a son or dnughter iu tho west or elsewhere, who likes to know whatisgoingonabouthome. This sort of Christmas present is more highly appreciated than any other. We are here ready and williug to accommodate the public with the best we know how to print. HOW TIME IS I) All. Y COR. RECTEI). There is one man iu Washing ton who at uoou every day stops business all over the United States and closes the telegraph wires for a space of about three aud a half minutes. This man is the oue having charge of tho time at the naval observatory. At three minutes and fifteen seconds before 12 o'clock each noon, ho opens the circuit and connects the electric clock of the observa tory with telegraph wires. Iu stautly all tho wires have to be cleared and every second is sounded by beats by the endu lum of the clock. This gives timely warning to all who are waiting, to have their clocks or chronometers corrected by wire, and it conveys to all maritime ex changes, time balls and every place connected with tho naval observatory all over the country the warning that noou is up proachiug. Tho pendulum omits the twenty-ninth second of every minute, so that observers who aro correcting two or more chro nometers can have tho time to do so, and then the fifty-fifth, fifty sixth, fifty-seventh, fifty-eighth aud fifty-ninth seconds of every minute are also omitted for the same reason. When tho last minute before noon is reached the boats of tho last ten seconds, or from fifty to fifty-nine, aro omitted. But at exact noon the pendulum swings, and this sig nal marks and corrects the time, This signal also connects all the clocks iu 1h circuit. Tiieso are located in all the largo cities, iu railroad, steamship, business, government and muuiciiloftices, It drops tho timo ball at San Francisco at !) o'clock iu tho morning, there being three hours difference in time, and so the time at San Francisco is correct ed three hours before noou. Not only does tho electric device on tho clocks record the correct time, but it changes and throws tho clock hands back or forward to exact noon. Anyouo going in to a telegraph office a minute or so before noon will see all the op erators idle because this one man in Washington has stopped all work until he reports the correct time at noon sharp. New York Mail and Express. Somerset Herald: Great ex citement is said to exist in certain sections of tho county, notably in the neighborhood of Berlin, over the reported discovery of copper ore in Allegheny and Fairhopo townships. It is claimed that specimens of the ore have been shipped to Philadelphia, where it was aua lyzed and pronounced a flue quality, since when prospect ors and speculators have been tumbliug over one another in or der to take advantage of tho sup posed rich find. A Berlin goutlo man, who owns about 1)00 acres of land on which copper ore is said to have been found, told a Herald reporter that ho would popper every man full of shot that ho caught digging in his pre serves. The ore is said to have been found on the slope of the Allegheny mountain. G.W. Reisner & Co. Extend ex Hearty Invitation g lo All Visitors to the I -INSTITUTE- imioto(;raiiih: clocks. OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOCOO m. i. .!... . 1 !....! I j. lie lines ii iih' nuuiciu i.um- ir corder for use in factories aud other places of employmeut is called "tho guv'uor," and it not only registers the precise min ute at which the employee ar rives at his work, but it photo graphs him neatly and expedi tiously on a film, so that his em ployer may boo just how he look ed when he pressed tho button. Many virtues are claimed for "the guv'uor" by the patentees. Its accuracy and simplicity of operation are held to bo the chief advantages which recommend it to the favor of large employers of labor. In point of size and general appearance "theguv'nor" is a good deal like a polished oak portable photographic camera. To insure correct results the instrument must be so fixed agaiust a door that the light, be ing at the back of the employee as he faces the lens, will fall through a glass lid into the box. That h the single condition of success. All that is further nec essary is for the employee to look squarely at the lens, smile softly, if he feels that way, and push the knob that protrudes iuvitiugly from the box. As ho does so he will ring a bell aud expose a sec tion of celluloid film, upon which tho face of a small clock, showing the exact minute at which he ar rived will be photographed. Immediately beneath the clock face his own will be "fixed by a sunbeam in eternal prime" for future reference. For days when there are no sunbeams a sxcial contrivance has been pro vided, in the shape of a regulator at the side, marked "Fine, med ium and dull," and a small indi cator moved round to the proper description will arrange au expo sure to suit the prevailing atmos pheric condition. Each instrument contains twelve feet of film, uiou which 288 pictures niay bo taken, and for establishments with a greater number of hands larger machines can be supplied. Apart from its pu rely commer cial uses, "the guv'uor" promises to furuish a highly-interestisg record for anyone who may want to turn up old films and see how he looked on each morning of the year. London Mail. Wc arc now prepared to show our Friends the Largest and Best Selected Stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE IN FULTON COUNTY, (a claim that is being1 extensively made.) Satisfy your self about that matter. We will show you the LARGEST LINE OR 9 Lad Wraps Covers for Mattresses. Covers for the mattress, which most housekeepers now consider an essential part of tho furnish ing of every bed, are made of strong white muslin with a flap to button over at the foot. It is better not to use tho unbleached muslin since it is apt to give a yellow tinge to the most snow white linen. These covers are a great protection to the mattress, but they require frequent wash ing, and after beiug exosed to the dust and dirt all summer long this is one of tho first things which needs attention wheu put ting a house in order. Tho mat tresses themselves,, should they require making over, can be sent to tho upholsterer, who can gen erally bo prevailed ujKtn to re turn them tho same day. Mauy ladies prefer to employ a visiting upholsterer to do this work ul der their direct supervision, but it requires a room to be given over to the puriose, which is not alway convenient. The queen of Euglaud, it is well known, possesses wonderfully beautiful hands, well shaped, plump, white and unmarked by those wrinkles ususlly seen on the hands of a woman of her ago, This absence of disfiguring lines is attributed to her fondness of kuitting. She is rarely without her kuittiug needles, and the ac tion of plying them keeps the muscles iu continual play. that Fulton countv has ever had in it. and at Diices as low as is consistent with perfect goods. The range on O Plush capes $2,50 to 13,00. Cloth capes as low as O $1.25. bee them. Jackets, 4,00 up. We. have the prettiest line ot Ladies' SkJrts to show you from 20 Cents to $2,00." Dress Goods in Stacks. A good Wool Suiting for 19 cents, well worth Uu cents. See our stock of Ladies' and Men's Neckwear, Lots of new, nice things. A matter of interest to all is good warm UNDERWEAR, O for cold weather. We have it. We have a case of SW dozen of MEN'S SHIRTS and 5? DRAWFRfi. at AH ppntc aniArp thnt lofu nf iumwIo wnn'l be slow to ask r) cents for. They are perfect iu make and fit, and in every way acceptable, Of course we have lots cheaper, aud several lines of Underwear at SOc., 75c. and $1,00, and up; Ladies,' from 20c. to 1,00. Children's 10c. and up. IMS SHOW JST'"' WtHiiri tea m Tih ; fc. gJ (t&l)L Tkhms of Couht. The tlml term of the CnurtH of Pulton noun. ty Id the yeiirKhull uommunue ou the TueMluy followiUK the Heuomt Monuuy of Juuuury, ul 11) U UIOUK A. m. The Keoomt term comtnuiieeN on the third Momtuy of Mitreh, ut U o'ulonk 1. M. The third term ou the Tui.Mluy uext follow Inv the Hcuoud Mouiluy of Juue ut 10 o'clock A. m. The fourth term on the Hint Monduv of Onto. ber, ut t o'clock 1'. M. Countv Offickks. President Judxe-Hon. S. McO. Swope, ANHOclute J udKCH Lemuel Kirk, Peter Mor ton. Hrothouotury. &o, Frunk J. I.yuch. DlHirict Attorney Oeorne H. UhuIoIn, TreuHiirerThco Slpcx. Sheriff Duuit.1 SheetM. Deputy Sheriff JumeN Itume). Jury CouimlNKlouern Ouvld Hull, Samuel H, HookeuMiillu, Audlloni -John S, Ilurrlx, U. H. Myent, A. J, limherHou, C'DiuinlNklouent L, W. CuunlUKhuiu. Albert 1'lew.luKur. John Sluukunl. Clcrk-S. V, Kirk. Corouer Thomu Kirk. County Surveyor Jouuh I.uke, Couuly Supmiuteudent Clem ("hennut. AHorueyx-W. Scott Aleminder. J. NelMin SI pen, ThomiM r'. Slomi. K MoN, Johuwion, M. U, ShuOuer, (leu. H, OiiuUiK Jphu I'. S pes. A Word about SHOES We have two lines of Ladies' and Children's Shoes that we will stand against anything anywhere, price considered, for fit, and wear, and appearance A general line, including Men's, Boys', Ladies' and Misses', that will stand agaiust any line, we don't care who produces them, or their price. We are selling a very fair Children's Shoe, &-12 at 65c. A first-rate Oil (train Shoe for womeu at SHc. Men's Boots as low as $1.50. A very good one. Ready-made Gun i A larger stock than you will find anywhere else in town. We know the prices are all right, every time. xxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxx