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BUILDING A DAM ON END.
Unique Construction of Concr.-te on
tTo build a dam in the form of a
column, standing on one end, and put
it in place by tipping it over into the
water, is certainly a curious feat of
engineering. This method has been
adopted, however, by the commis
sioners of Victoria Park, on the Ca
nadian side at Niagara, to assist the
Niagara Falls Park and River rail
way. Ontario. in securing a sufficient
depth of water in their joint intake in
The Niagara Fails Park and River
railway is the electr~c line that forms
a part of the Niagai,- Gorge Belt
Line. az it skirts the top of the cliff
on the Canadian side at Niagara. Fre
quently in the past it has been troutb
led with a lack of water supply to op
erate the turbines in its power-sta
tion, as it conLrols power rights in
Victoria .Park. The city of Niagara
Falls, Ontario,,takes its water supply
from this intake, and there have been
times when it has been .forced to call
upon the officials' of Niagara Falls,
N. Y., to supply it with water by
means- of a line of hose laid across the
lower steel arch bridge. All these
conditions have been quite annoying
both t> the railway company and the
city, and the copiplaint was made to
the commissioners of Victoria Park
that the' water at the joint intake had
been lowered by works of construc
tion for power developmeht.
It was under these circqmstances
that the park coinmissioners consult
ed Mr. Isham Randolph, consulting
engineer for the commissioners. F61
lowing the advice of Mr. Randolph,
the park commissioners have erected
a concrete column 50 feet high and
7 feet 4 inches square on top of a tres
tle that stands twenty feet above the
ground level at the waterworks in
take. This giant column it is pro
posed .to tip over into the river to act
as a dam, designed to raise the water
level at the intake considerably.
The concrete of which the column
was made was mixed of one part ce
ment, .t-hree parts 'sand and five parts
stone. Its approximate weight is 20C
tons, and every eight feet or so there
is inserted a wooden wedge that has a
width of a foot at the outside and
which tapers to about six inches ..near
- the center. The object of these wedges
is to break the 'column into ~six parts
as it falls. Running through the cen
ter of the column there is a big chair
tat weighs about 80o pounds, and
tns11 hold the six pieces in wvhic'
the column is expected to break to.
gether. When prostrate the column
Swill 'be about twenty inches above
the ground level, and for this reasor
an opening 'vill 'be left between the
end of 'the dam and the edge of the
river in order that any ice which may
- be floated down stream in front of
the intake may be carriedl away. The
colEmn will :be left standirig for about
a month and will be tipped by mean
of jacks. The scene of the work i
htar'dly 600 feet 'back from the brini
of the Horseshoe -fall.
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Those who have once loved can
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'When a man becomes too shifEleSSI
to give advice he has reached the limit.
Most people meander down the
path of life and never realize their
A woman has brains to be able,
without any, to do so much more
A woman thinks she is slender when
she can get in her waist without a
It i; awful easy 'to marry a girl
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Assessment of Real Estate and
Personal property for year, 1906.
I, or an authorized agent, will be at
the following places named below, for
the purpose of taking returns of real
estate and personal property for -the
At Newberry January ist to 14th.
At'Whitmire Monday., January 15.
At Maybinton Tuesday, January 16.
At Glymphville Wednesday, Jan.17.
At Walton Thursday, January 18.
At Pomaria Friday, January 19.
At Jolly Stree'c Monday, January 22.
At Little Mountain Tuesday, Jan. 23
At O'Neall Wednesday, January 24.
At St. Luke's Thursday, January 25.
At Prosperity Fri. & Sat. Jan. 26, 27
At Longshore's Monday, January 29
At Chappells Tuesday, January 30.
And at Newberry until February
20th after which time a penalty of 50
per cent will be added against parties
failing to make returns.
While on .the rounds my office will
be open each day for the purpose of
receiving returns there.
The law requires a tax on all notes,
mortgages and moneys, also an in
come tax on gross incomes of $2,500
I and upwards.
There shall be. a capitation tax Of
50 cents on all dogs, the proceeds to
be expended fo.r school purposes.
Dogs not returned for taxation shall
not be held to be property in any of
the Courts of this State.
All males 'between the ages of 21
and 6o years ex<iept Confederate so!
diers, or those persons incapable of
earning a suppor: 'by being maimed
~or from any other cause are liable to
Real Estate is to be reassessed this
year. Each tract or lot of land must
be assessed separately, also state to
assessor if you' have bought or sold
any real estate since last year.
All property must be assessed "a.t
its true value in money" which is con
struedl to mean "the sum of money
for which said property miider ordi
nary circumstances would sell for
Don't ask that your property be
taken from books the same as las~t
year. All property must be listed on
proper blank and sworn to.
Name of township and school dis
trict must be given.
W. W. Cromer,
Auditor Newberry County.
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