I chanced to be in one of the largest wholesale houses of this city not very long ago and heard the manager talking with hope of his lieutenants about giving a certain young man employment. The manager asked about the young man's character and habits, and inquired what kind of work he had been doing in the past. After acquainting himself with these points he finally said: "Well. I don't want any more of these kind of men who are just good enough to discharge. I have several of that kind now and I don't know what to do with them. I either want a man who does his work so well that I feel he is deserving of promotion, or else I want him to do it so poorly that I can find grounds for discharging him. " It struck me that there was a good lesson for young men who are afraid they are doing more work than they are getting paid for, and who are constantly satisfying their minds with the thought that they are doing their work as well as some one else they know of. Simply because an employer does not find fault with the work his clerks are doing is by no means a sign that he is satisfied. It is just as the manager mentioned above said, it frequently happens that a clerk will do his work in such a way that it cannot exactly be criticised severely, but at the same time he may not show the interest in his work and the abilitp to take the initiative that is desirable in a man who is to hold a responsible position. The clerk who does nothing but what he is told to do should not be surprised if he does not advance very rapidly, even though he may do that work well.- "Omaha Exhibit. "