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AU EXARAiriATIOfl FOB CENSUS JOBS TP TO BE HELD HERE Applicants Will Be Tested at Local Post Office on Febru ary 5 by the Local Civi Service Board. THE RICHMOND PALLADIU3I A"D SUN-TELEGBAM, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1909. QUESTIONS ARE NOT THE MOST DIFFICULT And the Examination Can Be Passed by Person With Or dinary Intelligence Good Pay for Work. On February 5, 1910, examinations tor positions as census enumerators for the 1010 census, will be held at the post office under the supervision of the local civil service board, but the examination will not be a civil service ifalr. Undoubtedly there will be a large number to take the examination M the position pays from $3 to $Q a day, according to the ability of the enumerator. The work lasts 15 days la the city and 30 days in the country districts. The applications of those who antici pate taking the census must be in the office of the district census supervisor, W. H. Tieman, at Connersville, by Jan uary 25, as a later date will leave no time for the officials of the district to mae provisions for the applicants. The appointments of enumerators will be made strictly on the merits of those taking the examination, as shown by the grades which they make. In mak lng the appointments, politics will be strictly eliminated. At All County Seats. There will be similar examinations conducted on February 5, in all of the county seats of the district. There are three rates of compensa tion, the first known as the per capita, the second at the mixed rate and the third as the per diem. In the first and second ratings there are five gradings and in the last there are seven grad tngs. In the first, or per capita rate of compensation, the list shows that the enumerators shall be paid at a rate of from 2 to 4 cents for eacn person exam ined. For each farm examined the enumerators will receive from 20 to 30 cents, according to the grade. The gradings in this instance are (A) 20; (B) 221 i; (C) 25; (D) 27; (E) 150. Thirty cents will be paid the enumer ators for each establishment of pro ductive industry, inspected and the rate for each barn or inclosure con taining live stock not on a farm, 10 cents will be paid. In the Mixed Grade. Those who wor' as enumerators in the mixed grade will be paid as fol lows: Per diem from $1 to $2; for each inhabitant, from 2 to 3 cents; for each farm, from 13 to 20 cents, according to the sire and time it requires to exam ine the farm; and 20 cents for each es tablishment of productive industry, no matter what the grade. The rates of compensation for enu merators on strictly a per diem salary for an eight hour day is as follows: $3, $&T0, f 4, $4.50, $3.00, $3.50 and $0. The examination is to be held under the auspices of the civil service board In this city, purely for the purpose of preventing fraud, such as one applicant copying the answers of another. When the 1900 census was taken, the policy was to send each applicant a list of tha questions to be asked and allow him to fill the blanks out at his home. It Was afterwards found that this meth od was not the best as many of the enumerators cheated. The questions upon which the appli cants are to be examined, are in no sense bard .ones. A man with ordi nary intelligence should be able to pass the examination with a good per cent age. The questions to be asked relate to the applicant and also thoroughly quls him on the work in question. The census blanks which successful applicants will be provided with are Intricate in some respects. A thous and and one questions, which some of those to be enumerated, never dreamed About will be asked by enumerators. 11 j Christinas We say, any good piece of Jewe!ry will be an acceptable gift for Christmas. Only two more days left to do your Gift shopping, yet we feel amply sure that in our stock you will find somewhere a most desirable and appropriate gift article. We take great pleasure in showing you the best stock Richmond citizens have had the pleasure of selecting from in many years. Come in, ycu are welcome. 2 Days More Look Through This List of IF" OK. LADIES We have especially prepared for "Her" Christmas. Suitable gifts here for mother, wife, sis ter or daughter. Below we give a short list of the many atractive articles: EGYPTIAN Gold articles most popular. CLOISONNE The new enamel ed ware, very nifty. IN GOLD Stick pins, broaches, etc. All the new novelties. RINGS Set with Topaz, Am ethyst, Matrix, etc. Beautiful gifts. BRACELETS Come in English, Rose and Bright Gold. Newest designs. ART COPPER Many pretty ar ticles made from Art Copper shown. Sterling Silver applied. STERLING SILVER In pretty spoons, picture frames, toilet sets, carving sets, etc. UMBRELLAS A pretty collec tion. Natural wood, gold, sil ver or pearl handles. HAWKES CUT GLASS Come in all the prettiest designs. The world best is Hawkes. See display of these sugges tions along with hundreds of other gifts, appropriate could be mentioned. All we ask is that you call here for her Christmas gift. Pretty Gift Things : 1FOIF2. IV2EM Don't be puzzled about what to purchase for the men we have solved the problem and have gathered together a choice collection of gift articles for his Christmas. POCKET KNIVES With Sterl ing Silver and Gold handles. MILITARY BRUSHES Make most acceptable gifts. CLOTHES BRUSHES-In Sterl ing Silver backs. See them. SUSPENDERS In silk, with sil ver or gold buckles. WRITING SETS In beautiful Art Brass. Our display Is large. POCKET COMBS In pretty de signed Sterling Silver. TIE HOLDERS Nothing that would give more satisfaction. SILVER ARTICLES Such as ash trays, key rings, match boxes, etc Along with watches, clocks, paper knives, cigar clips, opera glasses, diamond rings, and all such things that go to make his Christmas a pleasant one. See our display ol men's, boys' and ladies' watches. Our collection Is most complete. Onais. Ho ManmBn9 HQ Rflafiim J5tl, Do Xtnas Shopping NOW! WORK P0STP0K0 ON HEW FACTORY Cold Weather Interferes With Construction of Beall view Plant. CANNOT POUR THE CEMENT ONLY ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORK IS COM PLETEDWORKMEN WERE GIV EN A LAYOFF TODAY. the concrete was poured during the extreme cold weather it would freeze and the work would have to be done all over again. Ovens had been pro vided to keep the temperature in the immediate vicinity above freezing but the weather was too cold for even the successful use of these. A POLICE TRAGEDY Woman Aged Seventy Years, Was Arrested on Charge Of Drunkenness. CENTENN FOR SAL STATE PROPOSED Will Be Discussed at Annual Meeting of Agriculture Board. WOULD BE HELD IN 1916 POULTRY! POULTRY! Plenty of turkeys, ducks, geese and Chickens for the Holidays. Schweg man's Meat Markets. Phones 10S4 and 2204. 22-2t SADIIESSJISCARDED By the Belgians After King Leopold Had Been Laid To Rest. SCENE OF GREAT SPLENDOR (American News Service) Brussels, Dec. 22. Leopold, King of Belgium, was buried today with great pomp and splendor. The funeral pro cession was the most magnificent ever witnessed here. No heed was paid to the dead king's wishes for simplicity. After the ceremonies were over the holiday spirit manifested itself, and the show of grief was discarded. Voaadat suffer with sick headache, Indl Matta. constipation or any other troubles aris- im from a aisoraerea siomacu. lt. Caldwell's U7 t Papain will cure yon and keep you weU. EoaaaaatM rsararoaaa. Cold weather has caused a cystous delay in the plans of the contractor constructing the factory building in Beallview, for the National Automatic Tool Works, and today the force was temporarily laid off until the weather moderates sufficiently for outside work. The building is only about one-third completed and it will neces sitate a postponement in the plans of the officials of the factory for the occupancy of the building by Jan. 1 One of the officials of the contract ing company erecting the building stated this afternoon that the force had been laid off until Monday in hopes that the weather would moder ate sufficiently by that date to start work again. In case it continues cold, the work on the building will not be started. The pouring of the concrete and the placement of the reinforcement has been only partially completed. The columns have been poured and about one-third of the first story fin ished. However, the pouring of the second floor has not been commenced, although the moulds are in position Delay Causes Trouble. Unless the factory can renew its lease on Its present quarters, in a third story of a Dayton factory build ing, for another month, it will be clos ed down temporarily. It is behind in its orders and an enforced shut down would prove a serious handicap. The factory was to have been opened for business in its new building Decem ber 10 but the work was hardly start ed at that time. January 1 was the next date set for the opening, but again it will have to be postponed and this time until along in February, It is" thought. The contractors were afraid that if RELATES A PITIFUL TALE Wrinkled and bent by the burdens of 70 years, Mrs. Mary Reed, presented a pathetic appearance in police court yes terday afternoon where she was ar raigned on a charge of public intoxica tion. The tears streamed down the aged woman's face as she pleaded guil ty to the charge and earnestly pleaded with the judge to secure her release. The woman said that just recently her home and all the possessions she had in the world were destroyed by fire six miles north of Muncie. She stated that she had one relative, a brother, living, and hearing that he was in Richmond, came to this city in search of him. She sold matches for a living. The woman was taken to the Home for the Friendless Monday evening, but escaped from that Institution and then got drunk on cheap whiskey "to drive away her troubles," she said. It was learned yesterday that the woman's brother, whose name is Daniel Burke, had gone to Indianapolis recently. Transportation was furnished the wo man to the Capital City and she was released. IT WOULD CELEBRATE THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS STATE BEING ADMITTED INTO THE UNION. Tho Old Saltcellar. During the latter part of the middle ages the saltcellar was the most con spicuous object on the table. It was always placed In the center of the long table at which the household gathered, my lord and lady, family and guests being at one end and the servants and retainers at the other, and in this way one's social position was at once apparent, the "gentle folk" sitting "above the salt" and the yeomanry be low it. Among the wealthy the salt cellar was of gold or silver. ' Benve nuto Cellini chased some for Francis I. that were of the most exquisite workmanship, and at the Louvre may be seen several rich specimens of salt cellars In faience and the famous set made at Orion for Henry I. (Palladium Special) Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 22. When the State Board of Agriculture meets on January 4, the terms of eight mem bers of the board will expire. They are John C. Haines, Rockport; Mason J. Niblack, Vincennes; E. S. Tuell, Corydon; J. Newt Brown, Franklin; David Wallace, Indianapolis; Clem Graves, Bunker Hill; C. B. Benjamin. Crown Point; and J. E. McDonald, LI- gonier. All will be candidates for re-election, it is understood. i The report which will be made at the . meeting will show that the total re-1 ceipts at the grand stand on the state : fair grounds at the state fair this fall amounted to ?4.O00, while the board paid out for races something like j $20,001). The income from the shows held in the coliseum amounted to about ' while the cost of the show was about $.",000. At this meeting the board will take up the proposed state centennial talked of for 1016, to celebrate the one hun dredth anniversary of the admission of Indiana into the Union. Live Stock Meeting. In connection with the meeting of the state board, meetings of a large! number of stock breeders will be held in this city on January 4 and 5. The Indiana Live Stock Breeders Associa tion, the chief organization of its kind in the state, will be held at the State House on January G. W. J. Becker i3 president and J. Harry Skinner, of Purdue, is secretary. The Indiana Swine Breeders' association will meet i on January 4 at the State House. The j The Indiana Poland China Breeders' ' association will meet at the Hotel En ; glish on January 5. The Indiana Du- roc Jersey Swine Breeders association will meet at the same place on January 5. The Indiana Chester White Swine Breeders' association will meet on the evening of January 5 at the Hotel En glish. The National Mule Foot Swine Record association will meet at the same place, January 4 and 5. On January 6 and 7 the thirteenth annual meeting of the Mutual Insur ance Companies Union of Indiana will be held in the state house. In addi tion to the regular business of the as sociation including reports, election of officers, etc., addresses will be made by George V. Kell. president, Huntertown; H. P. Cooper, Crawfordsvllle; D. O. Dil ling. Hagerstown; R. A. Kirkman, An derson; F. E. Fisher, Remington; Sle S. Fort, Worthlngton; H. L. Nowlin la president of the Union. Invading. Mr. Scrappier We're going to have another stormy day. Mrs. Scrappier How do you know? Mr. Scrappier This newspaper says so. Mrs. Scrap pier So oar domestic affairs are get tins lto the newspapers, are they? Brooklyn Life. PALLADIUM WANT ADS PAY. SPECIAL ORANGE SALE 15c E)2 For Your Christmas Dinner TURKEYS, DUCKS, CHICKENS, OYSTERS, CRANBERRIES, FRUITS, NUTS, CANDIES, DATES. Vegetables of all Kinds, the Best Goods, Lowest Prices. Phone 1305. Send us Your Order. Phoenix Grocery Cor. 12G ssi Uxia. . Frxsk Alteoscfeslte, Prop '"TTrl IT Is IT IS HAZARDOUS to intrust your plumbing to an incom petent plumber. Poor work is always the most expensive in the end. If your pipes burst, or any mishap should hap pen to your plumbing, have it' re paired and put in working order by an expert that understands his busi ness like workmen from CHAS. JOHANNING 113$ Btia SL Cs3 flzzt 2144 Iff r. m WW Speimcer's (Soft Store Here you can find gifts for mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, sweetheart or wife. And you can find the real thing too just what any one would enjoy and appreciate. A Few of the Many Bracelets for ladies. Watches . for jnen and women. Silver Ware for housewife. Cut Glass for the family. Rings set with diamond and other precious stones. Diamonds for every one. See display. And many other appropriate articles. E. L SPENCER, 704 Main St.