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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
I L. C. HAYNE, Pres't. P. Q.POBD, Cashier.
Capital, 8250.000.
Undivided Profit! } $110,000.
. Facilities of our magnificent Kew Vault
containing 410 t-afety-Look Boxes. Dlffor
enc Sizes ?zo offered to our patrons and
tee public at S3.00 to 310.00'per annum.
K?it?iJ
tats
PLANTERS
LOAR AND
SAVINGS
BANK.
AUGUSTA, GA.
Pays Interest
on Deposits,
Accounts
Solicited.
Xi. C. HATSS,
President.
W. O. WAEDLAW,
Cashier.
-THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3. 1900.
VOL. LXV. NO. 1.
. . THE LIGHTHOUSE- -C
Ihroe leagues from the shore in.-Boston
*Cbar,
On & rooky, ragged ledge,
There rises, grim, and gaunt and gray,
The Lighthouse of Minot Ledge; *['*'?'
Ind the great Atlaatla's rolling tide
Breaks over ic, foaming high,
As lt sends a warning far and wide ri
O'er sand and sea and sky.
*M Ere the ^wer was ? raised, .in the olden
days,' ... . , , .
..). Another lighthouse stood,
Prop D?d on the rook upon iron st ny 3;
.. Ana the keepers deemed il good.' ,
Both wanderers they -from a distant
strand. , ... .?
" Far ?t?f the allen seas'; .
A fair-haired son ot tho.Fatherland
ri And a dark-eyed Portuguese.
But there cacao a day wnan.a storm be
f5'. Tatt*-'***1?
. That baffled human gulle, *
. - "*todairday~to?g~ilie powers of h3?
Beat on,that doqaw l^plle.
/*\ ''inf Allr May? long rtne folks oh tho
\ 1 3 </heaoh' 'iff
\ Gazud on the awful sight. ~ v
And moaned that no mortal halp could
roach, . .
And shuddered to think bf night.
j HELD BY Al
lj The Story of a T<
4 .;>/.{ S1TOJ 3. ---
mi
? , BY HERBER
' ^ Findiug I was likely to be 'kept in
.Syjtuaey^for a' considerable tim?, I
bought a third share in a large open
'.'f Bailing boat. The other shareholders
' were her skipper-and a geutlem.xu
who only showed up for a sail oe ra
tionally ou holidays. As for the skip
per and I, we fairly lived in lier and
- spent nearly all our timo knocking
about ftlw? ' harbor, ?camping in onr
boat, and between fishing, shooting,
^ .etje...(?hore was some shooting to be
-. got in those days), we had a good lazy j
old time of it. >
On entering Sydney Her.ds you see
a fine bluff headland facing you. This
is Middle Head, and tho water of the
:t bar bor. proper, leading up to the city,
flows round its left-hand side; whilst
round the other a lino wida brauch
oalled Middle Hn~bor runs inland for |
many miles. Middle Harbor wai then
?^^n-'iaeal' oamping-grouLd for boating
and fishing parties, and greatly af
fected by us. At the time of the oc
currences I am going to relate we had ?
been^ down there some days, and with
us was a lad some years younger tb?u
myself. We called him CUnrley; he
was a first-rate boatmau.a gjod fisher
man and a frequent membor of our
crew.
The skipper had gone overland to
North Sydney on some business; and ?
this time we had a fart 'or catching the j
common green rock eel:*; jr "rather for
coaxing them out of.their holes with a
baited hook on f he end of a stick. On
the morning rc question, leaving the
yacht moored out in the stream, we
puiled^horein. ina Jlingiiy^enfcxm
?ftft?ihe^O^eW -T? nrfke wMir
: follows clear, J must explain that -the
bills abutting in Middle Harbor are
mostly rather steep, and come down
boldly into the water. Along the foot
of them,; however^ titter* is, ' in many
places, a level flat shelf of what I will
call sea, .jocks, only covered at high
swater. "The widtb of this shelf varies
greatly, and is in pla:63 littored over
with boulders and stones, fallen from
the hill-sides. Just beyond where we
landed on this shelf is a high steep
point, round' which the harbor turns;
and a little way on our side of it there
had been, at some time or other, a
?fi regular avalanche from above of great
rocks and large flat slabs of sandstone,
. which had piled themselves against
one another 1 in an almost systematic
manner.
As Charley and I were passing
round the edge of this avalanche, I
noticed for the first time (though I
had often been that way before) an
opening between two of the rock slabs
facing the water,, and immediately
over a wide fissure^ in the-shelf; There
was plenty of room to get through at
that stage of the tide, which .had just
. J?-turned-for the flood,- and so'I decided
to have a look inside, while my mate
went ou^ronnd the point.' I presently
fonnd that the fissure ran into n cir
cular rock-hole some i 5 feet in, diam
eter, roofed in by tue over-lapping
rock slab's. Bound it on one side was
a narrow ledge, barely a foot wide, on
which these rocks rested^but from.the
way they sf?nt?d over the water I
cftnlifonfy get atong the ledge in a.
very awkward fashion-at one time
?~j^iflg"Trt?eways with my back to the
rocks ?nd leaning forward over the
pool. After sliding along as far as I
could get, I Baw there was no chance
of eel-fishing there-, and was going
back when, unfortunately for me, I
stopped to admire the beauty of the
pooh The water was about four feet
deep, nearly- awash with the ledge,and
perfectly ?clear. In the middle a large
boulder, like ii miniature island, rose
above We water, and all around it and
the sides of the . pool there waved a
most lovely wealth of seaweeds of
many colors and shapes-corallines,
sea-anemones and other marine
growths. It was a regular little sen
garden.T I may os well mention also
that I was barefoot and bai e-legged
up to .the knees at the time. -As I was
standing,admiring these marine beau
ties, ' with my right foot slightly over
the ledge, I suddenly felt something
like- a strip of wet flabby green hide
flap round my right ankle,and looking
down, jon may imagine _my. thrill, olj.
lT?rr?r when I aaw, that it-^as the
tentacle of ah octopus, the creature to
which it belongec] ,?being underneath
the ledge, here ' undermined by the
iTaTjs.r,and: therefore justVbnt of sight.
In the fright it gave me l dropped my
eel-stick into the water,, and was in
the act of stooping to try and recover
if,'wheh T st?liTeury, JhoughT of what
one'Sf tue Balmain watermen had told
me1 only a few days before. He h'r..l
bees oat at low water one morniug
after bait, nud while lying down flat
on eome ro ks with his head over the
water, poking about, with a sort of
harpoon called a muiron-stick, and
. nearchinp for a star-fish he knew to be
there, the. creature had whipped a
tentacle, round hjs ne k/ cart the only
way,be''could gat loose was to roll
ov^lnrf? tt?? water, which was, onlv up?
to his knees, and-then, getting a firm
>F*MIN0PS~LEOG?.
Night fell; and th9 storm raj?ed OB apace,
But tho lamp was lighted true;
And the winds and the waters ran their raoe,
AB the .tide roller? thu?der.hg through,
At! the shocks won hard and the strala was
long.
And the swaying stanchions broke;
But the lamp shone on, now dim,' no*
1 strong,
For ?ho foam rose up Uko smoke.
Then the great weird2fog bell, struok by the
rf s?a? ,
. Raug out Its own death knell,
' And tolled for the souls that escaped and
i ?. wore free; .
When their faithless dwelling fell,
Than the lamp went out in that' awful rout,
ind the bell tolled on through the night;
One corpse was washed ou the Bbor? at
moro,
Ono never came to light.
,Their allen naines are forgotten quite
By aa English-speaking race, ? . ..'
But the fame of their gallant Watch that
-night- .?. ' i ? '" \ ? ?
Still olin^s. tc. thJlr ancient place;
And they talk in tho great Btrong tower on
' the strand;
Whoa tho storm-wtnl rides on the seas,
Of that .fair-haired son of the Fatherlanl
' And tho d?rk-?yed Portuguese.
-S. C. ?. Briggs, In Chambers' Magazine.
M OCTOPUS. I
errible Situation.
d li J ' i y v\\
T PERKINS: .
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purchase with his feet," he managed to
tear oit" tue horrid thing.
It struck me that, iu the very
cramped position I waa in, I should
be completely helpless if I stooped for
the stick (rather a ditiicult job with
out toppling forward) and happened
to get another te'uta^le round my arm,
so I let,the ?tick-: go.. Rolling over
into the water wai out of the question,
for, as I have said, it was fully four
feel deep, and instead of being fast by
tho nq;.k like the fisherman,and bein?
able to get a purchase on the bottom
for wy fee-if I went overboard it
would bo a case of heels up and head
down.
Of course I tried to drag my-foot
a way, but as soon as I did so the brute
whipped two more slimy tentacles
round it, thus bidding me with three
-aud yet leaving himself with five
others to moor himself fast with. Well,
I tugged and pulled away, aud poked
at the horrid'tenta-les with the other
foot, keeping a sharp look-out uot to
get it caught, to?, for ever so long;
but all in vaia, there was no sb i [tin g
them. For one thiug, I could not ex
ert much: strength in the awkward
way I was standing, and I was really
frighten od, all the time of falling for
ward into- the water. Every now and
then, slaokeuiug np his moorings a
bit, the brute would- pop his hideous
lunly, <>>yl.?I.'.Turbin rr ryiri-fljh(>yg .?'?
the ledge, wh'i 'h by this time wa3 be-'
giuttiugTtcf be covered by the rising
tide; but ? movement of the other foot
or the paving of my arms always made
him bob down aga:n.
I had been at this game fully half
an-hirur, judging -by the rise of the
ti'de7 aud was having a spell, keeping
my feet as wide apart as possible, when
to my disgust I felt my left foot seized
iu a similar way, by another and much
smaller octopus, but he was big
enough aud'strong enough,iu my then
state, to hold me hard and fa?t. It is
firmly believed by our fishermen that
star-fish hunt in couples. I am in
clined to the came opiuiou uow, though
I cannot vouch forits correctness.
Things begau to look serious, though
I can safely say that at the time I was
not seriously frightened, my principal
fear being that the horrid creatures
would commence to bite me. I take
no credit to myself for this, for it was
simply the result of ignorance of the
dauger I was in; for surely, though I
have had lather an eventful life,I was
never in more deadly peril. I kept
consoling myself with the thought,
that at the highest the tide would not
reach farther up than my waist, and
Bomethiug was bound to happen be
fore then. .
In the meantime I kept on shouting J
and cooeyving for bel]). There we:e
plenty of gaps ia the roof, where tLo
rock slabs di"3, not meet. Through
some-.?f these-'. ie sun poured in his
brilliant rays, aud through others I
could see np the hillside, the g een
trees rustling in the breeze,aud show
ing up in sharp contrast against the
bright blue sky. This made me feel
really bad and want to get out all the
more. v_ ''?
As the tide rose boch star-fish came
ap bodily on to the ledge. If only I
had had a knife oran axe! Under
ather circumstances it would have
been interesting to watch the method
ical manner iu which the hideous
things moved themselves, loosing one
Df their mooring tentacles at a time
iud getting a firm hold with it before
bringing up another. I still managed
to keep them at bay by shouting, wav
ing my arms and jerking my legs as
much as I could. - When I did so they
would shrink back and erect their
bodies, seeming to puff tb-jni. ont and
?lare at nib with their terrible eyes.
. I am certaiu there is no other living
creature with so devilish an expression
in its eyes as an octopus. I had now
been held fast by both feet for a con
siderable time-more than* another
lalf-hour I counted-when I noticed
i movement amoug the seaweeds on
;he far side of the great boulder in the
uiddle of the pool, and after a while
[fancied I saw something writhing
ibout among them, but then r.gaiu all
?vas still." At first it struck me aa
being probably a large rock-eel.
jPr^entjy 1 saw it agarp ?a it flick
?t?d over the'edge of a, rock, and this
,ime I knew with my first feeling
>f terror that it was no eel, but the
:entacle of a huge octopus, a regular
"old man."
I had every opportunity of examin
ng the two star-fish that held me,and
[ judged the biggest one to have ten
iaclos'froin 22 ino esto 24incbes long
iud t o other from 15. inches to 18
nches; but, this new mouster on the
lax sido of the boulder must have had
;enta:']es over four feet long. I form
Iiis estimate from long exporieuce,
laving killed and seeh great numbers
>f these loat some creatures since
?hen. Tho discovery of this fresh
"langer would have been a greater
diock to mo if just about the same
:imo I had not caught the sound of
Dharley'B voice ?ioswerjng.niy shouts.
vVTieh he got cl?.?e I made him nuder
Btnnd b? was to climb on top of th?
rocks, and I c?n assure you that Ina
face looking clown through one of the
gaps in the roof was a very w?lcom?
sight to me* Iii the yacht, which was
not more than 15 yards away, we had
a long, light bamboo, intended for
the shaft of a lance; I told Charley
to get this and lasil d very sharp
pointed bait knife on to its ena, add
to be sharp about it. This be soon
did, and passed it to me through the
roof ; then taking a steady, aim I.
stabbed the smaller star-fish fairly be
tween the eyes. The instant it felt
tho knife it left hiv foot a?d olasped
its tentacles foUdd tb? barribo?, tirfd
a tough job I had to get it loose, ? ena
tell you. Then I repeated the opera
tion on the other brute, which was
still worse to get off the shaft than
the first one. Both the repulsive
efeature? sa?k down to the sandy bot
tom of the pool, where they caught
hold of one another, twisting ?ud
writhing themselves into a regular
knot like a bunch of snakes.
I only just managed to get ont of
this horrid don without diving, and
you may b?lieve that, though far from
realizing tho mortal danger I had
been in, I was very thankful to stretch
my cramped limbs in tho bonny,
wholesome, free sunshine.
On my way to the dinghy I heard
Charley, who was still perched on tli9
rocks, calling to me to come back and
see some jolly lark or other,but I was
not-so inclined, having other views,
and getting aboard the yacht as quick
ly as possible, I rubbed my ankles
with some medicine. I wish to say
hero, distinctly, that although I had
been in the grasp of first, one and then
t wo octopuses for considerably over an
hour (both Charley and I calculated it
an hour and a half from the tide rise),
with their tentacles round my ankles
and stuck on to my naked skin, I
never felt any agonizing pains from
tho contact of their suckers. My legs
got certainly very much cramped from
the strained position I was kopt in,,
aud there may have been a slight
numbness from impeded circulation,
with a slight pricking something like
what is called "pins and needles." 1
cauuot describe the feeling of the ten
tacles better than I have already done,
as a tight,adhesive clasp. Where tho
suckers had been were little round
red marks.
When Charley came aboard he de
scribed the "lark" he had wished me
to come back and see.
"Jnst as yon got out of that beastly
hole, I saw a huge star-fish-and, by
Jove, he was a boomer! - dart round
the big rock and fasten on to the two
beggars that were squirming about on
the bottom. First he seemed to want
to separate them, then when he found
that was no go, he luid himself flat on
top of them and seemed like to gather
them together in his feelers.* So I
dropped a lump of rock down on him
and made him bolt off for a spell,then
BSbtl'T??-a?niB again, mid 1 ?!fepl lflhVat '
this game for a bit, but each time he
cleared off I could see where he had
been biting bits out of his mates. My
word, it's a precious good job for you,
old man, you didn't have that big chap
to deal with; he would have made it
pretty warm for you."
In which statement I cordially
agreed then, aud do so still more cor
dially now, wheu I think the affair
aver.-The Wide World Magazine.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
; ? correspondent in New Zealand
reports a strange dislike to the medi
cal profession among the working
classes there. They never apply to a
doctor uutil all Other means have failed,
and then assume a hostile attitude
relusing to give their symptoms and
expecting the doctor to find out what
is the natter with them by simply
looking at them.
Hungarian peasants like to have a
good time when somebody dies. A
wealthy farmer at Szabadka recently
left 1500 acres of land and a largo
sum to his nephews. In his pockets
were found ?5000 in cash. This sum,
it was decided, he had set aside for a
sumptuous funeral, so the bells were
sept ringing two days, and everybody
was royally entertained.
Fujiyama, Peru, has been tho scene
af a very unusual performance. An
yid woman of 93 is said to have as
cended the mountain at tho head of
six wemen, all more than 50 years of
ige. That is progress with a ven
geance, consideriug that in former
iays no female, young or old, was
permitted to desecrate the sacred
mountain by treading on it.
In Lithuania, a province of Enosia,
t is customary that the bride's ears
mould be boxed before the marriage
jeremony. The reason for it is to
protect the bride should her marriage
prove an unhappy one. In that case
the will sue for a divorce, and her
}lea will be that she was forced into
;hs marriage against her will, and on
hat score the verdict of the judge
viii be in her favor.
One of the rarest and most expeu
live of Chinese gold fishes is the
31'ushtail, a pair of which Hells for
51000. The brushtail gold fish is so
imall that an American silver dollar
viii cover it, and probably there is
io other living thing of its size and
veight that is worth so much money.
Like all the other Chinese fishes that
ire so highly prized by collectors, the
brm of the brushtail is due to some
ixtent to artificial methods. The
DhineBe know how to assist nature in
ihapiug and beautifying fishes. How
bey do it is one of their many secrets
vhich we have not discovered yet.
A buried glacier has been discov
>rod on Boulder Creek, Alaska. The
glacier-was uncovered while putting:
u some trenching in Brockway and ;
Jhace's placers. There was about
light inches of earth over the glacier !
m which trees eight inches in dinnie- !
er were growing, showing thc ice
nountaiu, which is elenr and palo blue,
ias been there for a long time. Tho
ce is ns solid ns possible. Brock-1
vay and Chace decided to investigate
he strange phenomenon, and dug j
lown twenty feet, but met the same :
lojid, clear ice. Arouud Boulder j
>eek in Bummer tho ice disappears
ind the weather is hot. The glacier
s to be utilized as a cold storage dur- j
ag hot month?.
Why So Many British 0
The extraordinary fatality arnon
fictions at Smith Hill, Elandslaagte ar
picture. While the men in the rai
every cover, the officers esteemed it tl
tion they became conspicuous quarry i
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Twelfth Census.
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All through the past six months
preparations haye been going busily
on in Washiugton for a great publish*'
iug enterprise, which will be launched
promptly on the first day of the com.;*.
in g Juue. The results of the undera;;
taking will-begin to appear iu finished
form two years from that date, anfil ?
will oontiuue to be brought out at ?&?
tervals for three or four years therjtjT
after. The publisher is the govert'
ment; the publication will be desig
nated as the Twelfth Census of tlj?
United States. i* ;
The twelfth census will differ in sev
eral particulars from any of the praj
coding ones. It will be conducted on
'-"?-J?" fflL'Lr-Ja'Jt:1 ilL^aiAM,
(Director ol the Twelfth Census.)
a larger scale, as there are of course
more people to be enumerated. It
will embrace a greater area; for the
first time the inhabitants of Alaska,
Hawaii, and Porto Rico are to be in
cluded in the count. Moreover, the
coming census will be the first in
which all the work of recording and
computing statistics is to be done by
mechanical means. Electric tabulat
ing machines were introduoed for this
purpose toward the close of the elev
enth census, but in the coming enum
eration they will be relied upon en
tirely.
The thorough organization neces
sary in order successfully to carry
through such an undertaking as this
may be appreciated when one reflects
upon the labor involved in counting
seventy-five millions of anything-a
task that would require one man's un
divided energios for twelve hours a
day during more than a year and a
half. In the case of the census the
labor is multiplied by the considera
tion that the seventy-five million units
are human beings, concerning each of
whom a dozen facts must bo recorded,
and that they are scattered over some
four million square miles of the earth's
surface.
The task of. taking the census will
require altogether the services of more
thau forty thousand persons. They
will be separated into two main di
visions-the field forces, and the head
quarters staff in Washington.
The former will include by far the
greater number-nearly forty thou
sand, all told. These will be the enu
merators, who will gather the re
quired information from all parts of j
the country, and the superintendents
in charge of this branch of the work.
The data thus collected will be com
piled aud prepared for publication by
a staff of three thousand olerks in the
central office.
Roughly speaking, there will be one
enumerator for each township through
out the country, or, in the cities, one
for each ward. The enumerarators
will be local residents appointed by
the Director of the Census, on the
recommendation of some influential
person, usually the Congressman from
the district. The superintendents
will have charge of divisions generally
the same in limits as the Congres
sional districts. In the case of the
larger cities, however, there will be
FRONT VIEW OF NEW
but ono superintendent to each city,
although his territory may include sev
eral Congressional districts. In Mas
sachusetts, where an efficient census
bureau exists under the direction of
tho State authorities, there will be a
single superintendent.
Tho enumerators are expected to
start on their rounds on June 1, 1900.
They will be supplied beforehaud with
portfolios containing blank schedules
on which to enter the name of each
fficers Get Killed in War J
g the leaders of tho British soldiers in
id Belmont is clearly explained in this
abes np the Kopjes took advantage of
heir duty to stand erect. In this posi
'or the Boer marksmen.
j person in their districts, together with
the information provided for by law.
Most of them can complete their tasks
within a few days, and will receive
from $50 to 8150 for their services,
according to the amount of work in
volved. As soon as the schedules are
completed and revised, under the di
rection of the district superintendents,
they will be forwarded to Washing
ton.
Here is where the work of putting
the census data into intelligible and
valuable form will be done, and here
lis where the tabulating machinery
wilfrcome into play. These machines,
|"Dy. the way, are the invention of a
former consus employe, Mr. Herman
["Hollerith. They were designed with
a special view to use in the census,
J although they have proved valuable
for other statistical work.
By this system tho statistics con
cerning each person will appear on a
s?parate punched card. About seven
ty-five millions of these cards will bo
required, therefore, to contain all tho
'.data collected for the census.
! The cards are numbered to corre
spond with the numbers opposite the
names in the schedules. They con
tain two hundred and eighty-eight
The punched record cards
are counted, or tabulated in
the electrical tabulating ma
chines. These machines are
provided with a circuit clos
ing device, into which the
cards are rapidly fed one by
one. The holes in the card
control the electrio circuits
thrr agh a number of counters,
which will as desired count
tho simple facts as to the
number of males, females,
etc., or the most complicated
coTnTjination" which-tbenrtir"
tician may ask for.
TABULATING RECORDS.
symbols, each of which is an ab
breviation representing some fact
within the range of tho consus enum
eration. They are punched by means
of an electric machine.
In recording the statistics a clerk
reads from the schedules the informa
tion entered opposite a certain name
to an operator seated at the key-board
of the punohing-machine. With a
little practice this punching-machine
can be operated as fast as au ordinary
CENSUS BUILDING.
type-writer. Exporionce has shown
that the average number of records
that'one clerk can transfer from tho
schedules to the oards is seven hun
dred r*'* *,"J"' T' is tho intention of
the C'0tMww*?wrts?ti to put ono thous
and dorks at work with these ma
chines as soon as the returns aro in,
so that this branch of the work should
bo completed in nbout a hundred
days.
From the puncbing?tnachine the
.ecord cards go to the electric tabu*
'sting-machine, whioh is even mort
cgenians. In form it is something
ike an upright piano. In the face oi
;he upper part of the bor are set s
lumber of indicator dials, each one
levoted to some one set of facts com
prehended in the census. Inside the
nachine is a complicated system of
electric wiring connecting these indi
:ators with the operating apparatus.
It is the mission of this machine to
lOtal the various facts recorded on
;hd punched cords. To do this the
punched cards are slipped into the
nachine beneath a set of electric nee
dles, mounted on spiral springs. The
)perator presses these needles down
THE ASSISTANT DIBECTOIt.
Ipon the card. "Wherever there are
jnnch-holes the needles pass throngh
md dip into a cup of mercury placed
)eneath. An electric circuit is thus
ompleted, which moves up the indi
ators ou the connected dials one
mint and records the particular fact
ndicatcd by each punch-hole. The
Otala aro always iu view on the indi
cators, and are copied off on slips at
he end of each IUD. Each machine
3 capable of disposing of five t?ou
and cards per day.
The statistics computed by the mo
hines will be copied on record slips
nd turned over to another force of
ne thousand clerks, whose business it
rill be to make up tables and prepare
opy for the printer?.
By the act of Congress providing
THE PUNCHING MACHINE.
The transcript of the orig
inal returns of the enumera
tor to the punched card will
be done with small machines,
something like a typewriter,
colled keyboard punches.
About oue thousand of these
keyboard punches will be
used, and the entire work of
transcribing the 75,000,000
or more individual records
will be done in about 100
working days, or nearly four
months ofter the first reports
are in.
dr the coming enumeration it was
itipulated that the four principal re
torts-on population, mortality, agri
mlture aud manufactures-must be
eady for publication on July 1, 1902.
The Director of the twelfth cen
ins is William B. Merriam, ex
3overnor of Minnesota. The actual
vork of preparing the statistical in
ormation of the census for publica
ion will be in charge of Assistant Di
rector Frederick H. Wines. Mr.
?Vines has had long experience in this
ort of work. Ho was in charge of
?ne department of the eleventh cen
us, and was employed also in the
ensus of 1SS0. As assistant to Mr.
Vines there ave five chief statisticians,
Jl experts in their lines, to each of
/hom will be assigned oue depart
aent.-Harper's Weekly. -
How Ho Obtained Silence.
The tea things had been cleared
way, and the head of the establish
ment was trying to read the evening
aper, while his better half busied
erself with ?orne fancy work, and at
he same time endeavored to interest
im in the gossip of the neighbor
ood.
"Maria," said he, glancing up from
is 2>opor, "did you ever hear the
tory of precious gems?"
"Why, no," she replied, "what ia
t?"
"It's an old-time fairy legend that
ly grandmother told me when ? was
boy," he continued, "about a wom
n from whose lips there fell either a
iamond or u ruby every time sh?
poke a word."
"Well, go on," she paid,
"That's all there is of it, Maria,"
e replied. "But I was just thinking
hat if such things happened nowadays
'd opeu a jewelry shop the first thing
a tho morning."
And then for thirteen consecutive
linutes silence reigned supreme.-.
.'it-Bits.
Pointed l'm'nj-rMplig.
A good character is more easily lost
han gaiuod.
Money talks-but it converses with
nly the favored few.
Luck-is blamed with a lot of mis
Drlunes of which it i:j ignorant.
The way of the wise man is to let a
roman have her own way.
Ono is apt to striko a happy vein in
lie vicinity of thc funny bone.
If you don't care for the things you
an't obtain you will be fairly happy.
Probably the most difficult man in
he world to please is the one who
oesn't know what ho wants'.-Chi
ago News.
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