Lettters From These Hard Times 2nd Part

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is eut *n*-thlrd of the Industrial capital ot the land. In our own shop, after a good talking ,o, one young map stopped drinking, be;an be;an putting his money In a bulking it- oclatlon and new owns s 1900 house. Too many mechanics spend their evenings having a good time and too often looking upon the cup when it is red, Do not for- ret that "wine is a mocker, strong drink s raging and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." To this vice they too often add gambling and the two together together cloud their brain. The speaker here referred to several men In Hamilton who, to his own KNOWLEDGE hive been ruined by drinking and gamboling. gamboling. There is a steady and growing demand for improved appliances in all the various various mechanical and industrial pursuits. This srgues well for the inventive mind; but t'.me should not always be given to nventlons that are worthless in a practical practical point of view, I know a man wno was the father of 120 useful Inventions bnt today he is worth nothing, simply because when be has money he lives on the fat of the land and nothing is too good for him. He never saves his money. There are too many men like him, who, when they have money, spend it like water and another class who like to help them spend, their money. These .'alter men aft no good to themselves themselves nor anyone else. When a young man wants some place to spend his leisure moments let him come to the Y. M, C. A , a place equipped with all the latest amusements from the gymnasium down to the bath room. There is also a reading room and all are welcome. Then again we have Lane Free library, library, given by another one of onr poor young boys—Clark Lane. Here anyone producing the proper credentials, can secure the best of bocks for reading. This library will help the inventive genius of our young men. In comparing the general working of the machinery manufactured in foreign countries with that made in our. countryi I find that in most all articles we are very much ahead of them. And then you will find that they are copyists. We find in the work of charities that we are the greatest charity givers in the world. The charity which touches the soul Is that which is prompted by goodness and duty. We have seen in our distribution ol tbe charities so nobly given by the peo all to tbe a or- bnt us. the of in ls- dl- be high good intruders, much our and in spent the with ot almost arc and for which pie of Hamilton in some cases rejected because it Is not princely. This exhibits a greediness that might cause many to hesitate npon the worthiness of the object upon which they were bestowing. It has always been a custom with our people to make a resolution to do better it the beginning of every year; but we think over it for a few moments and then It is gone. The morning comes and gives space for a day; the day for a week; tbe week for a month; and .he months for THE FILLING CP of another year. And then it is we ask ourselves what became of these hours wasted and the money we have made. When we have gone through the hard times as we are going through now we often say to ourselves that we will do better in the future. We will spend less money; smoke one cigar or drink one glass of beer a day, bnt better let such things alone. We will only drink ourselves ourselves and not treat any one. I tell you my fellow workmen, that if you will stick to this last resolution, It will be better for you all, because there is more money spent in American bar-rooms treating, than anywhere else. From the experience of the best judges on this point, they say that four-fifths of the money spent in this manner is not spent on ourselves, but In treating others. This cheery happy New Year, just past, brings to some of ns the enjoyment enjoyment and remembrance of other days. To the rising youth of Hamilton it has important charms. What magic in the words Christmas—New Year, But there are many in our country today to whom the New Year has come with no hopes of bright anticipations, bnt only grief and despair. It behooves those that greet tbe New Year with orations and rejoicing to give comfort and render render kind offices to such and thus give to them the knowledge that others less favored are partaking of their hap piness. Allow me to again impress, not only on the young and rising generation generation but on the older ones, that the future althougn dark today, is still bright, bnt when the good times eome again in the height c of their prosperity prosperity they must always lay aside for a rainy day, I would like to see written over the doors of almost all the homes In Hamilton—"Save the cents.and the dollars will take care of themselves." themselves." The lesson we are now being taught is given to us occasionally In our great country. We should have charity for all and try to do all the good that lies with- the in our power. Lei us welcome Ihe year 1894 wilh Ihe slrong failh in Ihe future for our country's country's goi-d and the continual prosperity prosperity of our homes and city. ; Difficult to Fleaa*. "Matilda," said Mrs. Yerger sternly, "I saw you talking at the back gate last night with a colored man." Matilda SnowVall—Yes, rrram, Mrs. Yerger—I want you to tell him not to come here again. Matilda-Yon white folks am mighty hard ter please. At de las' place I was at dar was a white man eomin ter see me, San calls on me you're beginnin ter find fault. I berlieve you wouldn't be satis- A-J i* A «A ft *MB h£ah Chinermens was i,—Texas Sifting*

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  1. Hamilton Evening Journal,
  2. 20 Jan 1894, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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