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NUMBERING THE PEOPLE. "
_._. prediction* by Foci of an En«.
"* liah Census BUI.
It was in 1753 that a proposal to
Moat the people was first made. !
Thomas rotter, son of the archbishop
'( Canterbury and member for St. .
rermans. Introduced In that year a bill |
-for taking and registering an annual [
f flccoun t of the total number of the
people and of the total number of
marriages, births and deaths and also
"f the total number of poor receiving
alms from every parish and extra psiro
i cbial place in Great Britain." It was
' inevitable, of course, that directly this
proposal was made the precedent of
King David should be quoted. And
many were the jeremiads as to the al
ternative evils which would befall the
1 country. Those submitted to David
we re mild in comparison. Mr. Thorn
ton, member for York city, said:
"1 did not believe that there was any i
set of men or, Indeed, any individual
of the human species so presumptuous
anil so abandoned as to make the pro
posal we have just heard. ♦ * * I hold
this subject to be totally subversive of
the last remains of English liberty.
» » • The new bill will direct the im
position of new taxes, and, indeed, the
addition of a very few words will make
It the most effectual engine of rapac
ity and oppression that was ever used
against an Injured people. • * • More
over, an annual register of our people
will acquaint our enemies abroad with
Matthew Ridley, another opposing
member, added that his constituents
"looked on the proposal as ominous
and feared lest some public misfortune
or an epidemical distemper should fol
low the numbering." However, the
bill passed the commons, only to be
promptly rejected by the lords. Not
until 1800 was the proposal again
made, and on this occasion it was
brought to a successful issue. The
first census of England and Wales was
taken in March, 1801.—Fortnightly Re
The Method Invented by the Grecian
The ancient Greeks and Romans
practiced telegraphy with the help of
pots filled with straw and twigs satu
rated in oil, which, being placed in
rows, expressed certain letters accord
ing to the order In which they were
lighted. But the only one of their con
trivances that merits a detailed de
scription was that Invented by a Gre
cian general named ..Eneas, who flour
ished in the time of Aristotle, Intended
for communication between the gen
erals of an army.
It consisted of two exactly similar
earthen vessels tilled with water, each
provided with a cock that would dis
charge an equal quantity of water In a
given time, so that the whole or any
part of the contents would escape in
precisely the same period from both
On the surface of each floated a piece
of cork supporting an upright marked
Into divisions, each division having a
certain sentence inscribed upon It.
One of the vessels was placed at each
station, and when either party desired
to communicate be lighted a torch,
which he held aloft until the others did
the same, as a sign that he was all at
On the sender of the message lower
ing or extinguishing his torch each
party immediately opened the cork of
his vessel and so left It until the send
er relighted his torch, when It was at
The receiver then read the sentence
on the division of the upright that was
level with the mouth of the vessel and
which, if everything had been executed
with exactness, corresponded with that
of the sender and conveyed the desired
"Children's Answers" is the title of
an English book. Here is one of its
"What is a miracle?"
"Please, sir, It's a thing that happens
And here is another:
A Scotch dominie, after telling his
scholars the story of Ananias and Sap-
Phira, asked them, "Why does not God
strike everybody dead that tells a
He?" After a long silence one little
fellow exclaimed, "Because there
woulduu be nobody left."
BlackumltliN and Machines.
The making of horseshoes by ma
chinery at first caused a strike among
the blacksmiths, who refused to put on
the machine made shoes, but the work
was done so much more cheaply that
the machine shoes triumphed, and the
result was that owners of horses, as
they got the shoes for leas, had the
horses shod oftener than before, and
the blacksmiths did not lose much, if
flny, work after all.
One Reason l'.iiouith.
A. lot of men were playing cards for
money in a railroad car, and an Irish-
Kan was invited to take a hand. "I
would," he said, "but for three rea
sons." Being asked to state his rea
sons, he said: "In the first place, I
have no money"— "Never mind the
other two," said the man who was ruo
n'ng the game.
A Mean Trick.
"Does your husband tell you his busi- j
"Yes, but he doesn't know It. I wait!
till he's asleep, and then I shake him a
little and ask him for money."—Cbiea-
She (fiercely)— Don't you ever dare to
**? again that I'm driving you crazy! ;
3* (meekly)— I won't. I must have
°®en that way when we were married.
-New York Press.
For sale—A carriage, good as new.
Enquire of Mrs. Hattie Myers.
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| SATURDftY, AUGUSTI9TH, 1905 I
lII7E HAVE just received the past week 46 Ladies' I
▼ V Tailored Suits, from one of the largest and best man- I
lufacturers in the East, and will put these Suits on I
sale Saturday morning at the lowest prices ever quoted I
- on Fine Up-to-Date Suits. Many of them will be sold at J
1 LESS TIM IF THE BEfiULAB PRICE
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• The Suits are worth from $15 to $35 and would have been Bargains at those prices, but we are going to sell them at from W
! $7.00 1 $20.00 1
II So DON'T MISS THIS GRAND OPPORTUNITY to secure a Beautiful Suit at a Wonderful Bargain Price. No sale where such i
|| Extraordinary Values will be given has ever been held in Pullman before. We have just completed our new room for the READY fl
I TO WEAR garments for ladies and are making this Sale to give you an opportunity to come in and see the new Department. . ||
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I Beautiful $35 Brown Broadcloth Suits, made ;! ; We have some beautiful Dark Gray Suits that ; A beautiful Tan Venetian Suit in small size, m
Beautiful $35 Brown Broadcloth Suits, made We have some beautiful Dark Gray Suits that A beautiful Tan Venetian Suit in small size, I
with the Silk Vest Front and elegantly trimmed ! ! are made especially for elderly women, worth at made especially for young women. Regular ' I
with fine Silk Braid. One of the finest suits ever ;' least $18.00. We put them in this Sale at the price $15.00 and a bargain at that price. But we ', H
offered for this sum of money. During this Sale j Special Bargain Price of will sell tnem in this Sale at I •
I $20.00 $8.50 $7.00 I I
I $20.00 $8.50 $7.00 I! I
I Many other values space will not permit to mention. Come and see the entire lot m
and make your selection among the first. I
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Special prices on wood in car lots.
J. P. DUTHIE.
~LOW~RATES TO EAST VIA NOR
August 24 and 25 and Sept. 16 and
17 One lowest first class fare plus
$10 for round trip to Chicago, St.
Louis, St. Paul, Duluth, Kansas City,
Omaha and Sioux City. Limit 90 days.
C. D. WILSON, Agt.
SPECIAL RATES TO DENVER.
On Aug. 10, 11, 12 and 30 and 31 the
O. R. & N. will sell tickets to Den
ver and return at |60 for the round
; trip, limited to 80 days from date of
igale. I. T. AMES., Agt.
A new and well selected line of
trunks and suit cases at Waters Fur
niture Store. tf
Haing bought the Klossner & Meyer
coal and wood yard, I will keep at all
times a good supply of the same on !
hand. A share of your patronage is j
solicited. J. P. DUTHIE.
FOR RENT A nine room house
with all modern conveniences. En- j
quire at residence of A. Valk. tf
BPECIAL EASTERN EXCURSION
HATES VIA 0. R. & N.
Chicago and return, $64.00; St. Louis
and return, $60.00; St. Paul, Sioux
City, Omaha and Kansas City and re
turn, $62.60. Tickets on sale Aug.
24, 2o and Sept. 16, 17. Going limit,
10 days. Return limit, 90 days. Stop
overs granted in either direction with
in limit. For further particulars in
quire at O. R. & N. depot.
I. T. AMES, Agt.
SPECIAL KATES TO SPOKANE.
For Barnurn & Bailey circus the O.
K. & N. will Bell tickets to Spokane
an<l return on Aug. 11 and 12 at rate of
MM and one third fare. Children of
half fare age, half rate.
I. T. AMES, Agt.
Steam rolled barley for sale by
H. W. Price. Enquire at Puget
Sound Warehouse office.