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⚫England and Wales 36,075,269, increase 11 per cent.; Scotland, 4,759,445, increase 6 per cent.; Ireland 4.381,951, loss 2 per cent.

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POLICE CENSUS OF BALTIMORE, septeMBER, 1912. The voting population by wards:

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United States standard gallon-231 cu. in., or 0.133681 cu. ft.
United States standard bushel-2150.42 cu. in., or 1.244456 cu. ft.
British imperial gallon-277.25678 cu. in., or 0.160449 cu. ft.

French meter-3.28083 ft.

French liter-61.02327 cu. in.

French kilogram-2.20462 lbs. avoirdupois.

Weight of cubic foot of water (at 39.101°, barometer 30 inches, thermometer 39.83° F.)-62.379 lbs. avoirdupois.

Weight cubic foot of water (same density, same barometric reading, with thermometer at 62° F.)—62.321 lbs. avoirdupois.



President-Daniel Annan, president Second National Bank, Cumberland. Secretary-Charles Hann, assistant cashier National Mechanics Bank, Baltimore. Treasurer-William Marriott, cashier Western National Bank, Baltimore.


Buy one-fifth more siding and flooring than the square surface to be covered, on account of the lap or grooving. For 100 square feet of roof buy 1,000 4-inch shingles and 5 pounds nails. One thousand laths will cover 70 yards of surface, and 11 pounds of nails will fasten them on. Eight bushels of good lime, 16 bushels of sand and one bushel of hair will plaster 100 square yards. Paint is an uncertain quantity, but as a general rule one gallon will cover 200 square feet of surface, two coats. One pound of pure ground white lead should cover 18 feet, three coats.

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Appointments to West Point Military Academy.

Each Congressional District and Territory, the District of Columbia, and also Porto Rico, is entitled to have one cadet at West Point. Each State is also entitled to have two cadets at the Academy from the State at large, and forty are also allowed from the United States at large. The appointments (except those from the United States at large, the District of Columbia, and from Porto Rico), are made by the Secretary of War at the request of the Senator, Representative or Delegate in Congress, and the person appointed must be an actual resident of the State, District or Territory from which the appointment is made. The appointments from the United States at large and from the District of Columbia are conferred by the President. The appointment of the cadet from Porto Rico is made by the President on the recommendation of the resident Commissioner.

Application is made by letter to the Adjutant-General, to have the name of the applicant placed upon the register that it may be furnished to the proper Senator, Representative or Delegate, when a vacancy occurs. The application must exhibit the full name, date of birth, and permanent abode of the applicant, with the number of the Congressional District in which his residence is situated.

Appointments are made one year in advance of the date of admission, except in cases where, by reason of death or other cause, a vacancy occurs which cannot be provided for by such appointment in advance. These vacancies are filled in time for the next examination.

For each candidate appointed there may be nominated two alternates. The principal and each alternate receives from the War Department a letter of appointment, and must appear for examination at the time and place designated; those previously accepted by the Academic Board on certificate as mentally qualified appear for physical examination only.

No candidate is admitted under seventeen or over twenty-two, or who is deformed, or afflicted with any infirmity which would render him unfit for the military service, or who has, at the time of presenting himself, any disorder of an infectious or immoral character. Accepted candidates, if between seventeen and eighteen years of age, should not fall below five feet four inches in height; if eighteen or over, not below five feet five inches in height. Candidates must be unmarried.

Candidates are examined mentally and physically before boards of Army officers, at such places as the War Department may designate, on May 1 of each year. Those who pass report to the Suprintendent at West Point June 15 the same year. The mental examination is in reading, writing, spelling. English grammar, English composition, English literature, arithmetic, algebra through quadratic equations, plane geometry, descriptive geography, and the elements of physical geography, especially the geography of the United States: United States history, the outlines of general history, and the general principles of physiology and hygiene.

The Academic Board will consider and may accept properly attested certificates of competitive examinations or certificates from public high schools, colleges or universities in lieu of the regular mental entrance examination. Every candidate is subjected to a physical examination by an Army medi cal board after his mental qualification has been ascertained. Before appointment he signs an engagement of service for eight years.

A cadet's pay is $500 per year and one ration or thirty cents per day: total $609.50, to commence with admission to the Academy. There is no provision for the traveling expenses of candidates who fail. A deposit of $100 is made at entrance to cover cost of outfit. After receiving a diploma the cadet may be promoted and commissioned as second lieutenant in any arm or corps of the Army in which there is a vacancy.


Baltimore City-Thomas Foley Hisky, 215 North Charles street, and Willis E. Myers, 10 East Fayette street. Baltimore County-Charles Ross Mace, 232 St. Paul street, Baltimore. Chestertown, Md.-Sidney P. Townsend, for Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, Dorchester and Carolina Counties. Cumberland, Md.-George Henderson, for Allegany and Garrett Counties. Snow Hill, Md.-Elmer II. Walton, Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties.

Elkton, Md.-Henry A. Warburton,
Cecil County.

Havre de Grace, Md.-Peter Leslie Hop-
per, Harford County.
Hagerstown, Md.-Norman B. Scott, Jr.,
Washington County.
Ellicott City, Md.-Daniel M. Murray,
Anne Arundel, Prince George's and
Howard Counties.

La Plata, Md.-Ferdinand C. Cooksey,
Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert Coun-

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Baltimore City-George Morris Bond, Louis J. Burger.

Cumberland-Thomas J. Anderson.

Hagerstown-Alexander R. Hagner.

Frederick-Edward S. Eichelberger.

Crisfield-Edward P. Wyatt.
Annapolis-Julian Brewer.

MIDSHIPMEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. Appointments to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. The minimum age for admission is 16 years; maximum 20. Two midshipmen are allowed for each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress, two for the District of Columbia and five each year from the United States at large. The appointments from the District of Columbia and five each year at large are made by the President. One midshipman is appointed by the Presi dent from Porto Rico on the recommendation of the Governor of Porto Rico. Each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress may appoint one midshipman during each Congress.

The Course for midshipmen is six years-four years at the Academy, and two years at sea, at the expiration of which time the examination for final graduation takes place.

Graduates are appointed to fill vacancies in the lower grades of the line of the Navy, and of the Marine Corps, in the order of merit.


1. The general mental examination held on the third Tuesday in April, under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission, at points named.

2. A second mental examination at Washington, D. C., only, on the second Tuesday in May, under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission.

3. A third examination at Annapolis, Md., only, on the third Tuesday in June, under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Naval Academy. Candidates are notified when to appear at Annapolis for physical examination. Altermates also are nominated and these may report for examination at the same time as the principals. There may be a special examination after the third Thursday of June.

Candidates failing to pass the entrance examination are allowed another examination for admission to the same class if recommended for re-examination by the Board of Examiners.

The Civil Service Commission examines only candidates whose names have been furnished by the Navy Department. All correspondence relative to the nomination and examination of candidates should be addressed to the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, Washington, D. C.

Nomination for examination in April should be forwarded to the Bureau ten days prior to the date of examination, as that is the latest date at which ar rangements can be made for the examination. Candidates must enter the Academy immediately after examination. Candidates are examined mentally in reading, writing, punctuation, spelling, arithmetic, geography, English grammar, United States history, world's history, algebra through quadratic equations, and plane geometry (five books of Chauvenet's geometry, or an equivalent).


On entering the Academy the appointee signs an agreement to serve in the Navy eight years, including his time of probation at the Naval Academy. A midshipman's pay is $600 a year, commencing from the date of admission. expenses for equipment at entrance are $226.35. A preliminary deposit of $30 for clothing is required.


On Sunday night, 10.20 P. M., April 14, the Titanic, of the White Star Line, while on her maiden voyage, carrying 2.340 persons, collided about 800 miles off the coast of Newfoundland with an iceberg, and four hours later sank. Some 1,635 of her passengers and crew perished owing to lack of sufficient lifeboats. At daybreak on the 15th the Carpathia, a Cunarder, picked up 20 boat-loads, or 705 persons, mostly women and children. The Titanic, the largest ship in the world, was 8822 feet long, with 11 decks and 30 water-tight bulkheads. Registered tonnage 45,000 and 66,000 tons displacement. She could accommodate

a crew of 860 and 2,500 passengers. Cost $7,500,000


In the year ended June 30, 1912, a half billion tons of coal were mined, Maryland producing 4,685,795 tons, worth $13,000,000; Pennsylvania 144,721,000 tons, worth $146,311,000, and West Virginia 59,831,000 tons, worth $53,000,000. In the coal and coke industry 722,322 men are employed.


In the fiscal year ended June 30, 1912, exports of manufactured products for the first time exceeded a billion dollars. The figures: exports $1.021,753,918, of which $674,302,903 represented articles ready for consumption. The total is ten times that of 1876, four times that of 1896, double that of 1903. The chief values were iron, steel, copper, oll and articles of wood, leather and cotton, carriages, autos and paper.

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