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BRASSINE. 4 i BRASSINE. The marvelous cleaner. The only cleaner. Instantaneous, Thorough, Perfect. To clean Brass is a fine art. I The com] resul If , who '.New Every other cleaner on the market to-day either stain the woodwork around the brass, scratches or smears, Brassine cleans the brass per fectly and stains nothing. It is the greatest preparation in the world for cleaning brass. It requires no labor to clean brass with Brassine. Merely cover the brass with Brassine and wipe it off again and it is as clean and bright as it was the day it was burnished at the factory. Brassipe costs One Dime a package. Agents are simply coining money handling Brassine. Street men are getting rich handling Brassine. Brassine sells at every door. Think ot it. You can clean all the brass * in an ordinary house perfectly in five minutes. Special terms to agents. t Cou and all o cy 1 J 53 flonth River St •> Wilkes-Battpe, Penna mmi ( > / ••••»»•»»»»»< £ My Lady £ £ and 3 £ Her Printing, I £ t 3 0(^-0 3 3 iuuuuiuuuiuuiuiiuumuu§ yeljs In'/Ttatron I Would look better if they were * You can have them PRINTED for a Few Cents,—if you want but a few. You can have your SOUVENIRS Printed at small cost. We like to doTrinting for Ladies. The METROPOLITAN PRINTING CO. iooj East Sixth Street, Delaware. Wilmington, «*>«««««• ecc*«e<** •• tttww wwwwww i m Introduction of Piece Work at Edgemoor Iron Works Quickly Followed in Other Plants. . _ . fill W ork, Which Would Stand the QUICK WORK NOW THE OBJECT The Old Time Employe Who Did Care Closest Inspection, Has Appai ently Ceased to ExistMus ings of Old Workman. Modern methods in the conduct of business, together with fierce competi tion, labor-saving machinery, piece work, etc., have wrought great changes inlthe conditions of the workingman. The good old days when a man got a good day's pay for a fair day's wdrk are past, perhaps never to return. This is especially true of the men who have trades. In some cases men do almost in one day now what was formerly supposed to be two duys' work. This train of thought was suggested by the musings of an old shipyard employe, who, although out of tlie business for some years, has, nevertheless, watched the many changes that have taken place in that branch of the industrial world. Years ago piece work was unknown at the shipyards in this city or in fact in other parts of the country. At that time men did not overwork themselves and still got a fair day's wages. Then from forty to sixty gangs of four men each could be seen at work on the iron shell of a vessel doing the riveting. Now from three to four gangs are put to work on each side, each gang taking a section from the bottom up. In the old days each gang would put in but fifty to sixty rivets, now each gang puts in from 500 to 600. Piece work, it is said, was first intro duced in this vicinity at the Edgemoor Iron Works, when iron work was being done for the Brooklyn Iron Works. Later piece work was introduced at other industrial plants. ltivetters at shipyards used to get $2 a day, holders-on, $9 a week and boys, $4 a week. Now rivetters are paid by the hundred rivets and according to the sizes of the rivets, the prices ranging from $1.75 to |2.75. Since steel vessels are being constructed at Cramps' shipyards several hundred workmen find employment who formerly worked at the local yards. Piece woik is also in vogue there. Under the piece work system work faster than if paid by the day. Men who cannot do perfect work quickiy are discharged and must go into some other employment. The old-time employe who did careful work winch would stand the closest inspection has apparently ceased to exist. His place is taken in manv cases by mere youths, who rush through the work at breakneck speed. Their work must sometimes be rejected, but that seems to make no difference. They turn out much more work than old-time hands did and that seems to satisfy the employers of today. Piece work methods have resulted in a great cheapening of manufactured goods of all kinds. Everything from a steel ship to a ten-penny nail can be obtained at a much less cost. men POISON BOTTLES. Local Druggists Argue That Careful ness Will Alone Prevent. Acci dents in Giving Drugs. Physicians, druggists and others who may in any way be concerned in the proper handling or administering of medicines are always interested in any proposition or device which will make less probable accidents such as fre quently result from taking the "wrong medicine by mistake." Originally and for years it seemed that no attempt to prevent accidents of the kind referred to was made, excepting bv the use of the familiar poison labels, which, of course, are not necessarily val uable when those who are of a careless turn of mind go in search of drugs to the family medicine closet during the night. Therefore, the demand for something that would in some way recall those who grasp medicine botties'in haste or in a thoughtless manner to their senses fur nished the incentive to persons having an inventive turn of mind to get to work, and numerous ideas and patents suited. One of the latest of these yet presented is in the shape of a patent stopper, which can be attached to any bottle and which cannot in any way be separated from it. A cork of any material is attached to a short piece of asbestos twine, which is inserted in the bottlj, having at its other end a piece of glass which is considera bly wider than the neck of the bottle. Should an attempt to draw the cork be made, it will be found possible only to do so to the full length of the string, as the piece of glass in the interior of the bottle will go no farther than the neck. This idea, the inventor states, he con ceived "after a distressing accident in his own family, caused by taking poison during the night in mistake fur the proper medicine." The sudden stoppage of the cork in the bottle, he claims, will bo an effective warning that the person who has drawn it has taken hold of a "poison" bottle, and the necessity for carefulness will at once be forced upon the mind even of a careless or thoughtless man or woman. A valuable feature of the invention is said to be in the asbestos cord, which cannot be corroded or in anv way injured by any kind of acid. While re by in of the one in all druggists generally admit that any plan which may tend to pre vent accidents of the kind referred to is valuable to a degree, there are many pharmacists who, after many years of perience, hold that, as sucli accidents as rule are due to carelessness, no me chanical or artificial devices will prevent results often fatal, after tlie public has become thoroughly familiar with their his ri The Sussex Pl»g are Wonders. A farmer near Bridgeville has a pig which climbs over Us seven-foot sty each the evenmg, aboiit dark, and spends the night with dogs m their kennels. gers _ "What Religion Is," will be the them* ex use. »»■■*■■■■■»■ t W. C. Eliason. C. Herdman. Dr. \V. II. l'ennock... Mark Pedrick. Michael Farce. Daniel Akens. E. G. Shortlidge, M. D John E. Taylor. Pierce Gould. Harry W. Lowe. J. Albert Curry. ! Dr. Buckmaster..:. 1 W. Scott Vernon. ! John Powers. William Thomas. ! James Haney. John Boyer. Edwin K. Cochran, Jr J,. Layton. Dr. J. C. McCoy. Oscar Davis. A. VV. Springer. Charles Bowers. Fred Eden Bach. William Mearns. Walter C. Cheavens .. William S. Hilles. E. C. Kavanaugh. Patrick Dugan. Fritz Elser. P. Charles Bogan. Samuel Booth . George Sperrle. . M. Hoopes. Thomas F. Holland.... Joseph H. Evans. William W. Draper... Daniel O'Neil'. Horace Weldin. Stephen Boyer. VV. H. Thornton. Ernest W. Collins...... James Bover. Dr. H. Ogle. Dr. J. P. Pyle. Dr. M. J. Hughes. Chas. C. Clark. '76 450 410 ' 438 41!) 407 358| 12(1! 74 70 57 50 34 28 24 - 1 | J 18 15 13 11 10 fl 3 E 1 i 1 l i 1 ] SHAVED BEFORE MARRYING. A Marylander Who Rode Through Snow and Sleet in Order to Appcar at the Alter Clean-Shaven. Thanksgiving Day was not a pleasant day for riding, but to a man who has planned to participate in a wedding at a particular time, weather and distance seem to be of little moment. The recent Thanksgiving day was es pecially off color relative to the weather. Living at Massey's Station, Md., is a man who will remember the day because it was the day of his marriage and also because of a little experience had in the morning of that day. He was to have been married in tlie af ternoon. Early in the morning lie dis covered that tlie growth of heard on his chin was so long as to prohibit him from presenting himself before the alter until the beard had been removed. He harnessed his horse to a buggy and through tlie sleet, snow and wind rode nine miles to Smyrna where he was shaved. A customer of the barber who tells this story gave way to the Marylander who had come so far on such a special mis sion. A Fable. It is seldom that newspaper men lend a hand ito such perpetrations as the one given below. However such is the case and the guilty man is a Delaware news paper man. Here is the perpetration: "Upon a fence surrounding a Delaware farm, there sat three crows, a father and his two sons. They had been feasting upon tlie farmer's "corn until disturbed by the approach of a gunner. Tlie father was instructing the sons in the ways of the world, and also in regard to the proper distance to keep between them selves and any man with a gun. The sportsman approached nearer and the crow said: 'My children, you have nothing to fear from this person whom you see drawing nearer, I know him, he is a Republican politician who is gun ning for quail and not for crows, as he has no use for us this year. It used ta be different, for he and his kind have been forced for many years to feed upon our poor bodies; but things have changed and the men you now have to iear are Democrats who carry shot guns.' Moral. It all depends upon the man behind the gun. " One of Our Neighbors. According to the Emigration officers at the port of Philadelphia a mulatto recently secured passage from Hayti to the former port in a sailing ship. She allowed to land and was taken to the office for investioation. With her she carried her chubby baby, an infant of about ten months. It was necessary for her to get a bond under the immigration laws, and while this was being looked after she was asked her reason for com ing destitute to a strange land. She ans wered, with every appearance of truth and sincerity, that the festival was coining on in the section of Hayti where shp lived, and that if she stayed there they would kill and eat her child. No matter what was said or done to cast doubt on her statement, sh8 clung to it and reiterated most positively and earn estly that infant cannibalism was not only existent in Hayti, but common. woman was season Here's a Country Newspaper Scr.p. "Peeping Tom" has our friend Wil kinson of the Milton Times so wrought up tliat lie keeps his shot gun loaded and hie side, and says he will shoot the first person that looks into his office window. Henry's courage is said to bs his boots .—Denton Union. We always have stood onr ground, but about seven years ago, we well remember, the editor the Onion had to get down on his knees to a colored divine after stating in local columns of his paper that two negro funerals happened in town in one day. The colored preacher toak excep tions to the local, and it was only by the w skin of the editor's teeth, that he" missed of the severest lickings he has had c recent years .—MiUon Times. Here's an Ingenious Farmer. Olivar Newton of n.or Del., lias a handy'contrivance bv^which horses and cattle are fed with'out his si nor from htH $}ipba #»hiiNr arrangement of S 1( hour, the revolving of the key tightens cord, thus causing the trap doors to open, and the food drops into P the man below. The Rev. Manley H. Williams of Phil sasaaisssas— Cold Weather Brings Large Num bers of "Coast" Characters to Breakfast Mission. '76 ! 358| : A RUNAWAY ENGLISHMAN 12(1! Assistant Superintendent ol' This 74 Mission Came Here From England. The Janitor Served in the Chil. 70 l 57 50 ian Navy, Also on English French and American Ships. 36! 34 28 24 In the present age ot competition, which compels manufacturers to take orders for goods at sucli a low figure that the salaries of their men must be cut down and often the working force duced, it is no wonder that a certain per centage of able-bodied men are frequent ly thrown out of work and in a short time brought down to actual poverty. In the summer time some of these men go into the country and hire out to the farmers. Io the winter they nearly all flock into the larger cities, i Men of this class have been drifting in | Wilmington ever since cold weather set - I in. Some are deserving men, who are 1 really in searcli of a chance to do honest work. Many new laces have been no ticed on "the coast" by tfie police and it is a mystery where they find shelter. | Some, as long as they have money, pa tronize the cheap lodging places. J There is one place where they are all welcome to come of an evening whether they have money or not. That place is the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 117 Ship ley streets. Upon entering the building one finds himself in a small vestibule which leads into a good-sized mission room. This is always kept warm, there being a large stove near the centre of the room. The room bears a very comfort able look. There are Bible pictures on the walls. In one end of the room in an organ'and chairs for speakers and singers and on the wall the inscription, "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord." Homeless men are at all times warmly greeted. Re ligious services are conducted every evening at 7.30. There are different speakers each evening who come from the various citv churches. Efforts are made to convert the men who drop into the meetings and those who show a desire to improve their con dition are given food and a night's lodg ing and work found for them. Some men are holding good positions in this city today who were assisted by the mis sion. The mission building" is three stories in height with a back building, and besides the mission room contains bed rooms, work rooms, a kitchen and an office for the superintendent. There are ten bed rooms and but ten cents is charged for a night's lodging. Last Sunday night, thirty-five men were accommodated with nice, clean beds. Ten cents is charged for a good square meal. The meals are served in the base ment. Sunday is always a big day at the mission. The first service is held at 8.30 a. to., a bible class meets at t) a. in,, Sunday school is held at 2 p.m., and preaching service at 7.30 p. m. Free lunch is served at 8.30 a. m., and 7.30 p. m. Frequently lunch is served to from forty to fifty men. Tin cups are first passed around in the audience and a man with a large coffee pot then goes arounb pouring out steaming coffee into each cup. Then another man Comes around in the audience with a large basket filled with sandwiches. Each sandwich is made from two large pieces of bread. Frtod scrapple is usually put between the pieces of bread and sometimes meat. The sandwiches are greatly relished by the men. Tlie association has men at work in the building making different goods. Three men are at present engaged carpet, one on wooden ware and one chair caning, ling sizes. William E. Smith, the canvasser and assistant superintendent, solids orders for wood and coal, orders for weaving rag carpet, reweaving ingrain carpet, weaving tapestry carpets, chair caning, repairing furniture and making clothes props, ironing, lap, sleeve and pie boards, wash benches, etc. Mr. Smith is a young Englishman and lias been very successful He ran away from his home in England when 13 years old to becorre a cabin bov on a Nova Scotia bark and lias gone backward and forward across tlie ocean a number of times. He has been connected with the mission about two years. The janitor of the mission, David Ken nedy, was a sailor for twenty years and lias only been in Wilmington about month. He served in the Chilian navy and also on English, French and Ameri can merchantmen. He came to Wilmington schomer William T. Parker, of Milton, Del., which brought a load of scrap iron and steal to the Diamond State Iron Company about a month ago. to the mission and became converted. He decided to remain in this city and was made janitor. 18 15 13 11 re 10 9 fl 3 1 1 i 1 l i on on Wood is cut into kind a on the He came geth F. Whiteley is superintendent of the mission and has proved himself a y er y efficient officer. Neal Conly is pres 'dent of the Sunday Breakfast Associa f' on which includes in its membership some of Wilmington's leading citizens, A. R. Tatnall is the chairman of the employment committee and the other members of the committee hre John J. Hayes, Medford Gaboon and Thomas Curlett. Tlie association solicits dona tlons of all kinds. Partly worn clothing an <l shoes, or bed clothing, or old in grain carpets are thankfully accepted as the association lias a place where they w 'l' do the most good. The association's team delivers packages to all parts of the c 'ty at regular rates, For Winter Coverings. Down in the lower part of tins State salt . hay is used in winter for covering the earth* 18 U J ,lftnt 1 l, iat grow oloso serves thUpurrmre well ""Itrfw w^h '» mjivcb tins purpose well, atravv with a ? ng 8ta P ,e 8tii ' is ,,6ed for bundling up ttWKftrrf better 8 conditi .j®.. 1 * 1 " 8 Ife ? t — h®^ te , r condition Ilian if it were left ex t0 Th^ e h. b lasts and the calId of winter. Tho brown hay is laid lengtb wise upon the grave in a covering of KwTpf* bytenfrXreltletdin in h ..