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M: Census Director E Dana Durand announces November. 3 next as,,the date for making a practical test of ti»e guaUflcations of applicants for alipolntment as special agents for the collection of the Thirteenth Census statistics of manufactures and mines and quarries. Blank applications nfay be obtained now by writing the Bureau of the Census. No applica tions which are received 'after"the Food experts say Quaker Oats is a perfect Food &&&& thin* %»U tb*FamW*SfteI«:lc«i& SPECIALAGENTSE N 19I0 Examinations Will Be Held in No vember—Appointments in Jan. TWO CLASSES OF SPECIAL AGENTS WILL BE EMPLOYED RE- MUNERATION RUNS FROM $3 TO $.50 PER DAY- EXPENSES WILL BE PAID IN BOME INSTANCES THREE TO EIGHTEEN MONTH 8. 1" -fi—- Mandan Opera House it -p^M •.wis. kfpfv He's a Friend of Mine" SeeB8 frOB 6eorg8 Ade's Endoriag Comedj, Jest Out of College KIDDER COUNTY AifaifalGrows toiPerfection WSM'- and Corn and' Cereals .likewise^S^fe WORK LASTS FROM or information, reliable and conservative,/ fK?: ^,iS3f '^0^^^^^^m- addreasi at county -seat .of. county$^: ,.. %:. ^i :'fl" i\ close of business October 25 will be considered. In a circular of instructions rela tive to the subject the director states that about January l, 1910,Sundays the bureau will employ from 1,600 to 1,800 special agents. As far as possible it is desired to obtain for this -work persons who have had ser vice in the accounting department of some manufacturing or other busi ness establishment. hen an application is complete in every particular it should be mail ed to the director of the census, Washington, D. C. .Care should, be taken to affix sufficient postage to the envelope containing the applica tion. If the applicant's statements as to business training and experience and education are satisfactory, and theessary application is complete in every re spect, a card will be mailed to theregulations applicant advising him when and where to appear to complete the prescribed practical test infillingoutial a schedule such as is required in the actual work of a special agent. Applicants must be careful to state in their applications the place se lected for taking the practical test. A list of the~places where this test may be taken is given below. The applicants must be citizens of the United States between, the ages of 20. and 60"years in good^health and physically able ta. perform the re-special quired dtftyj^iind ^FgSb^ character and habits. These facts must be leirlos H.:!Stanley Attorney and BondeJ Abstractor of Titles, S E E E -::,P":^^.fcv .., W. OAK. 3SE TTT SATURDAY October 9th -imp 7 vouched for by at least two persons who are personally acquainted with the applicant. Applications will be accepted from women having the required exper ience and education, but i~e oppor tunity for their employment in this work is slight, and but few, if any such appointments will be made. Director Durand states that, gen erally speaking, the duties of spec ial agents will consist in obtaining in person, from manufacturing es tablishments and mines and quar ries, the statistics required by law,the as indicated in the printed schedules with which they will be furnished, quantity and' value of products and of raw materials used, number of employes and their wages, char acter and quantity of power, etc. The special agents will be divided into two classes: Class 1, chief spec ial agents, who will collect statistics and supervise the work of assistant special agents within a given terri tory or district and class 2, assign ed to the collection of statistics un der the direction of, and subordinate to, special agents of class 1. Chief special agents of class 1 wilt receive compensation at the rate of from $4.50 to $6 per day, Including intervening Sundays. Assistant special agents of class 2, if paid by the day, will receive from $3 to ?4 for each day, including intervening but such agents may, how ever, be compensated on a piece price basis. The chief special agents will be employed from six to fifteen months and the assistant special agents from three to six months. Each special agent will, upon ap pointment, be assigned an official station, and no expenses of subsis tence will be allowed any special agent while working in the immedi ate vicinity of his station. Special.agents who are necessarily absent from their designated sta tions, engaged on official business, will be allowed their actual and nec traveling expenses and a per diem in lieu of subsistence under to be hereinafter promul gated. No appointments of assistant spec agents will be made until about January 1, 1910. On November 3 next applicants who have been furnished a card of admission will be assembled at the places named for the purpose of tak ing the practical test in filling out a schedule of the kind used in the actual work of a special agent. There will be two separate tests in filling the schedules, designed for agents of classes and 2, re spectively."'*Any."applicant may take either alone, or both, and failure to successfully pass the test of class 1 will not necessarily preclude elig ibility for appointment in class 2. The test for special agents of class 1 will consist principally of the fil ling out of a sample schedule from the details given in atypical balance sheet and Income account, supple mented by other data in .tabulated form necessary to complete the schedule. The test for special agents of class 2 will consist mainly of the filling out of a schedule from a simple narrative statement of facts relative to a manufacturing establishment, in which statement will appear all the figures and facts necessary to the completion of the schedule. At least several days pribr to the test each candidate will be furnished a copy of the schedule and a set of printed instructions regarding the methods of filling them in I The papers prepared by the candi dates in these tests will -e graded, and a perfect mark will, represent 50 points of a scale of 100 in deter mining the final grade of a candi date. The grade of the remaining 50 points will depend upon the evi dence of the candidate's previous 1 experience as shown on his appli cation blank. All applicants who 1 Selections from the eligible reg ister will be made as the-needs of the service require. Eligibility is not of itself a guaranty of appoint- ment, but selections will be made solely with reference to equipment and availability for appointment. There will be no geographical ap portionment of appointments as such. It will be the policy however, as far as practicable, to assign ap pointees to duty In the localities in which they reside, and it therefore follows that the number of agents to he appointed from a given state or locality will depend largely upon the amount of wprk,to be done in that state or locality. Examinations in North Dakota will he held at Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks,. Minot and Pembina. ,--*- r*rHm«« tn Potato**, Potato growing up in Arooateeli soamty. Me., stems t« be a highly pro* itebl* business. The Kennebec Jovr» asl tolls of a farmer in Westers Xsine who sold ala farm for |1,000 year and moved to Aroostook. He bought a farm there for $6,000, paying down IS.000 and giving a mortgage for $4,000. From the profits of his po tato crop this fall he was aids to jsaf asT th* mortgage ia toll. fllast. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE WEDNE8DAY MORNING, OCTOBER fl, 1909. Registration at Bismarck CoversAll Landsto Be Opened inBoth North and South Dakota *?£%.. receive a combined rating of 70 will church gettin' up a subscription fer?" be placed on the eligible list. Applicants who have had satisfac tory experience in the collection of statistics in census work will be ex cused from the practical tests and placed on the eligible register. Also those who have passed the civil ser vice examination for special agent and examiner, Bureau of Corpora tions, or special agent, Bureau of Labor. Persons coming within.these exceptions, however, will be requir ed to file the application in com pleted form. ALEXANDER'S SNAKE A 8tory of Magic and Credulity In the Olden Days. No snake that ever lived won greater fame for the time than Alexander's. Lucian tells the story- Apollonius, a master of the magic arts, had many disciples, among whom was a practic ing physician who lived in Abonoti chus, a small town on the shore of the Black sea. There Alexander was born of humble parentage and imbibed from old doctor all that he had learned from Apollonlus of medicine and mag ic. He was a lad of striking appear ance, tall, handsome, with a fine bead of hair, lustrous brown eyes and a voice sweet and limpid. "God grant," wrote Lucian, who knew him, "that I may never meet with such another. His coming was wonderful, bis dex terity matchless. His eagerness for knowledge, his capacity for learning and power of memory were equally extraordinary." Such was the well favored young peasant who sallied forth from his na tive town in search of fame and for tune. Soon he fell in with one Co connas, a shrewd tipster for the races and somewhat of a juggler. The two rogues joined forces and meandered about telling fortunes. Arriving at Pella, they found a great number of huge, harmless snakes„which lived In Alexander promptly purchased one of the largest, a veritable monster, so tame that it would coil about his body and remain in any desired position. Then he made a human face for it out of linen, painted it ingeniously and shaped it so that the mouth would open and shut by an arrangement of horsehair, letting the forked tongue shoot in and out at the will of the master. Having no further use forally Coconnas, he either administered poi son to him or let him die from some Infection and returned with his snake to his native town. There he declared himself a prophet and announced that the god Aesculapius was about to ap pear. The people were credulous, ex citable and eager for anew divinity. When the great day arrived Alexan der pretended to discover in a puddle of water a goose egg which he hadGraphic. placed there after removing the con tents, substituting a small embryo snake just born and carefully sealing the shell with wax. When the multitude had gathered he broke the shell and produced the tiny creature, which in a few moments grew to be the monster from Pella by the simple process of substitution. Thereafter tbe big snake, believed to be Aesculapius, led a busy life. He gave seances, told fortunes in writing and even spoke freely,, with the aid of the prophet's ventriloquial powers. Alexander grew rich and pow erful, kept a small army of retainers and spies, wielded no little influence over the government even at Borne and died at a ripe old age in the fullness of his renown. What became of the snake nobody knows. Probably at the last the prophet dispatched the faithful creature to prevent the discovery of hfs deception after his death.—George Har vey in North American Review. The Label Language. "There's a language In hotel labels, the same as in stamps or. flowers," said a courier. "All over Europe tbe hotel porters paste the hotel labels on your trunks in such a way that the porters in future towns will know what sort of a tipper you are. "Up at the top of the trunk the label means you are generous. In the mid dle it means you're a middling sort Down very low It means you are no good." Willing to Help. "Mai what are the folks in our "To send our minister on a vacation to Europe." "Won't there be no church services while he's gone?" "No, dear." "Ma, I got $1.23 in my bank. Can I give that?"—Cleveland Leader. THE SANCI DIAMOND. Its Cource Since 'ho Time Queen Elizabeth Bought ft. Elizabeth of England purchased the famous Sanci diamond when De Sanci, extravagant and splendid, was low In purse. When Charles became king and XQt Buckingham to Paris to bring back his bride, Henrietta, the messen ger wore the Sanci. Charles quarreled with his queen, Henrietta, and with his parliament, and not long afterward Cromwell asked for his head. Henri etta gave the diamond to the Earl of Worcester. Worcester probably gave It back to the Stuarts, for whom he ruined himself, for it descended to James II.' James* disastrous reign cost him the crown, but he kept tbe Sanci. That and other jewels which he took away with him supported various Stu art pretenders. This particular one was sold to Louis XIV. of France for *12D. 000. Stolen with other jewels in 1792* the Sanci disappeared for thirty-six years. A jeweler came by it, and Prince Dem idoff purchased It for his wife. Twen ty years later she let it go to Jamset jee Jeejeeboy, a rich merchant of Bom bay. Again it appeared at a Paris jeweler's shop and was sold to the maharajah of Puttilala. He. too, came upon hard times. It was from a Lon don Jeweler that William Waldorf As-, tor bought, it for his son's bride.— Franklin Ctferfcln in Everybody** Mag aslBa. Louis Carufel of Bismarck, was inP. the city today, finding out how many people wanted to contract for their tombstones. The people area little slow in providing for this necessity. Attorney James iHanley went over to iBismarck Tuesday night on busi ness. F. E. Chapln and wife were in Bis marck Tuesday afternoon. Attorney Williams of the firm of Tufton and Williams, was attending to legal business in Bismarck Tues day. Omer Croteau of the City Lumber company, will be in Bismarck luring the registration on a (business ven ture. Attorney L. C. Broderick was doing busisess at the United States land of fice at Bismarck Tuesday morning. One of Mandan's tonsorlal artists was at Bismaick Tuesday to regis ter. Engineer Anson Bartlett of the N.the The "Picket." The picket was generally inflicted on cavalry and artillery men and was a singularly brutal bit of torture. A long .. ,„ post, near which stood a stool, was the houses, played and slept with the ^ve into tbe ground. The delinquent children and destroyed poisonous rats. wafi 8to0 his right hand was fastened to a hook in the post by a noose, drawn up as high as it could be stretched, round bis wrist A stump the height of the stool, with its end cut to a round and blunt point, was also driven into tbe earth close to the post Then tbe stool was taken away, and the sufferer had noth ing to rest bis bare feet upon but tbe stump, "which, though it did not usu break the skin." says Captain Grose, "put him in great torture, his only means of relief being by resting his weight on his wrist, the pain of which soon became intolerable." One can very well believe him, especially when he makes tbe addition that a man was not infrequently left to stand in this position for half an hour, al though the orthodox period of endur ance was fifteen minutes. London Franklin and the Balloon. When the balloon was first discov ered some one said to Franklin. "What will ever come of it?" Franklin point ed to a baby in its cradle and said. "And what will ever come of that?" A Truthful Sign. Mr. Longear—By the way, did you ever know that large ears are a sign of generosity? Miss Beauti—of course, Mr. Longear. They area sign that nature has been generous. PHOTOGRAPHS Highest Award received by the Butler Studio at the N. W. P. Ass'n at St. Paul, Sept. 2, 3 and 4 Our prices are no higher than others GET E BEST Studio No. 311, Main St. Bismarck, N. Dak. Limited Offer of a Choice Industrial Stock BY THE- MINNEAPOLI S MOTOR & TRUC CO. A purely Local Enterprise, managed by well known business men. This Company is capitalized at $500,000 of which $300,000 is preferred and $200,000 common stock. This offer is of $50,000 Preferred Stock, guaranteeing 10 per cent dividend, and closes Oct. 11, 1909 With Bach Share os Preferred Stock Goes Gne*Half Share of Common Stock as a Bonus. The purpose of this unusual proposition is to enlarge manufacturing facilities at once to meet THE GROWING DEMAND OF THE NORTHWEST FIELD. Write or call on as for the fullest particulars of the most promis ing enterprise in this particular territory. Dr. Foster went to Blsmarclc Tues day to accompany a patient to tile hospital. C. G. Conyne, Mandan's up-to-date jeweler, was transacting business in the Capital City Tuesday. Dr. McCurdy went to New Salem yesterday to attend the meeting ore the Bismarck Presbytery. The doctor preached the sermon last evening to ministers peesent. You can get several bargains In second band heating and cook stoves at Woltert'8. S it a •'awsLaAlav«*iiav$?'' -."• .:*V"-v.''»F:,''-„",'-rlA^ road, went to Bismarck to blew in 25 cents Tuesday to register. Mr. and 'Mrs. Roderick were pas sengers over the "Big Muddy" Tues day. Mrs. Niles and Miss Cain visited in Bismarck Tuesday. Conductor Chris Shine visited his wife Tuesday and found her some what improved. She has been, and is* still, a very sick woman. Mr. Porter of Porter Brothers and Welch, the railroad contractors, on the south line, was in BIsmacrk on business Tuesday. Cotlcora Remedies are sold throughouttheworld, The Minneapolis Motor & Truck Co., 209 Palace Building, Minneapolis, WS mm Lr Itched and Burned Terribly—Arms Affected, Too—Could Not Move Thumbs Without Flesh Cracking —Sleep and Work Often impos sible—Was Fairly Worn Out. CUTICURA SOON CURED HIS FEARFUL ECZEMA "About a year ago as itching humor began to appear around the back of my hand. It started in to spread, and pretty soon it covered both my hands and got up over my wrists and even up to the elbows. The itching and burning were terrible. My hands got all scaly and when I scratched, as I was doing a good part of the time, the surface would be covered with blisters and then get raw. The eczema got so bad in around the pit of my thumbs that I could not move the thumbs without deep cracks appearing. I went to my doctor, but his medicine could only stop the itching and did not seem to heal my hands up at all. At night I suffered so fearfully that I could not sleep, often lyingawakeuntil well toward morning, then waking up still tired. I am a chef and steward by trade and I had to give up my place, as my hands were so terrible to look at that they did not like to have me around about the food. I could not bear to touch them with water, but when 1 positively had to get my hands clean I would rub them with oil. "This sort of business went on for three months and I kept trying zino and tar ointments and such remedies with no particular benefit. I did not know what to do, for I was fairly worn out. For along time several friends kept asking me why I didn't use Cuti cura and at last 1 thought I would. First I got the Cuticura Soap, then Cuticura Ointment and at last Cuticura Resolvent. I put the Cuticura Oint ment on at night, covering my hands with light cotton gloves. In the morn ing the inside of the gloves would be lined with scales, sometimes half as long as your finger, leaving nice healed places where the scales had been. In a month I was cured and have kept so now for nine months. My hands and arms are perfectly clear of all traces of eczema and I think I am well rid of it. Walter H. Cox, 16 Somerset St., Boa ton, Mass. Sept. 25, 1908." VM:, PU \m fifSfilt mu "'A*.*"*» .: f!'??£$$:•• filial.