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THE COPPER ERA, CLIFTON, ARIZ., NOV. 16, 1899.
9 -THE Counting the People by Machinery. Our first census, made in 1795, showed the population of the United States to be live million, and the count cost Uncle Sam, who was then comparatively poor, one cent for each person. It is estimated that the twelfth census, to be made in June, 1900, will show that our people number seventy-five million, and that the item of clerk hire, in the census bu reau alone, will exceed five million dol lars. Clifford Howard, writing of "How the Next Census Will be Taken," in the November Ladies' Home Journal, says that, "although the work of enumeration will be completed by the first of July, it will probably be two or even three months later before the last of the sched ules are received at the census office ; for not only must they all be first exam ined by the supervisors, but in many cases, they will probably require revis ion because of some error or informality. The -actual counting of the people will not be dune until the schedules are turn ed into the census office. The enumera tors simply gather the facts, and the of fice force in Washington does the count ing and the compiling, which is done by electricity. In one hundred days all the facts relating to seventy-five million peo ple will be tabulated." Every newspaper man can .vouch for tbe truthfullness of the following para graph, for every pencil pusher in the land has heard time and again the old but silly statement, "It don't pay to ad vertise," and listened to the appeal, "Don't mention it, it would ruin me." The paragraph is as follows : " As-k some men for an ad vertisement or a few locals and they will say they do not believe in advertising a raP?r is never read. Let one of them be caught kissing his neigh bor's wife or struggling along with a jag, and if the printing office is in the garret of a seventeen story building, he will climb to the top and beg the editor to keep quiet, not to publish it in the pa per. Assumption News. The Santa Fe has adopted a new time table. The connections at Deming are such that through east and west con nections are made, but in going or com ing between Clifton and Silver City pas sengers have to stop over night in Deming. Arizona Goppep Gompany (LIMITED.) Dealers In GeneraL Merchandise. Clifton, FasMra Barter Slop . . F. H. SPRINGER, Propr Four doors south Clifton Hotel. Hot and Cold Baths attached ; porcelain tubs. 5Cut ing Ladies' and Children's Hair a Speciality. W. C. BLANK, - - Clifton Shoe Shop, Clifton, Arizona. & Boots and Shoes made to order. Repair work done promptly and neatly ) TAKE THE San From Denr To al' Closf city nor' . THRf J