Tlii Iron Age maken the report thnt n mowing machino manufacturar internis to speud SI 0,000 on a singlo machine to be exhibited at the Centenninl. the text f (ir some good advice to the intendius; exhibitors iu tho iron trade. The advie.9 is that the ma lufftoturers shall exhibit the best g' '. ■ o%n make every day in tho weeic in their owii shop?,. "Nick el plated Moves with (?old trimraingf, carpeuters' toola with pearl lmndlos.sawa with etched blades, and simihir fauoy articles might be well enonn;h in their projer places, but they should not be shovn araong tho logitimfite produuts of oiir foundiios or tooi sliops. If they, the viaitors, ook at movin machines, they want to sie machines with which it woiild be pos.sible to cut grass ; if they look at Stoves, thoy want to see stouwt in wliich it ia possible to D;ake a satisfactory firo ; if at tools, they T7ant to nee practiiml tools with which a mechanic can work." The f ron Age doen uot deprecíate uil attempts at lecorative art in the manufacturo of articles intended solt?J for ae, but proporly recommends that aftor tho article has been perfected the artist hall be called in to f"ve grace to curves and beauty to the i ho ) form. "He may then stop conti üt i the object be one of utility only. Excessive ornnmentotion is always ugly, and ornjuuantatiou out of placo is barbarie. "