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UNCLE tfAMPELflN&UP THE &OLD
Canada as a reserve for dominion
treasury notes amount to more than
$30,000,000. Other nations think so
highly of American cold coin that Uioy
have quietly gathered a Block of It
and put It whore, In a pinch, It will do
tho most Rood, Tlicro Is a small
quantity of gold used In tho nrts. It Is
dllucult to placo all tho gold tlio
American pcoplo hnvo, In stlta of a
caroful Benrch mado by tho director
of tho mint Tho director Is satisfied
that the United States has moro of tho
yollow metal than nny othor nation,
aormany Is second with $1,030,300,000,
which Is $000,000,000 less than wo
have. Frnnco Is third with $820,400.
000. llustla fourth with $033,400,000;
United Kingdom fifth, 4180,700,000,
and Austria-Hungary sixth, $300,400,
000. Frnnco, which has less than half
tho population of tho United States,
has tho largest per capita proportion
of gold, $23.57, Tho United Stntos
has $18.00. aormany, $17. Tho
United Kingdom, $11.03. Kusstn, $0.05,
and Austria, $0.20.
) THE UNITED
Undo Sam Is tha modern Croesus,
for his accumulation of gold Is out
stripping that of uuy other nation of
tho world. And not only Is ho Croo
huh modernized, but ho Is llko unto
Midas whoso touch transmuted every
thing to gold. And strango ns It may
scorn ho cannot get rid ot tho gold
which Is pouring Into his coffers. Tho
people of tho nation rofuso to tnku It,
saying: "Keep tho heavy, yellow
motnl. fllvo us In cxehnngo your
nolo, stating that It la worth tho
amount of gold coin which wo hnvo
deposited with you." Doing on ac
commodating old gontloman, Undo
Sam gracofully compiles with their
With this result: There Is on do
poult In tho United Stales treasury,
HUb-trensurles, mints nnd assay offlccs
moro gold than over before In tho his
tory of tho country. It represents tho
most vnlunblo stock ot tho yellow
metal that tho world has ovor seen or
perhaps dreamed of. It renches tho
tromondous totnl of $1,020,373,471. If
tho coins woro laid upon each othor
they would mnko a shiny monumont
140 miles In height, It their rims
woro placed so as to touch each other
they would cross nnd reeross tho
United Stales llvo times. Thoy weigh
almost 4,000,000 pounds. Every ounco
ot tho niutnl has been tho cuuso of
hardship, most ot It death. Kvory
ounco ot It hns produced joy, some
times mnd Intoxication. It lias In
spired greed, lust, envy and murder.
It hns created romance, Today It Is
the symbol of prosperity of tho wealth
lost nation tho world has ovor soon.
It takos tho broath away, that
thought or $1,000,000,000 In gold.
Think whnt could bo dono with It!
Tho national debt ot tho United Slates
Wlild bo wiped out, It tho gold could
bu used for any such purpose, nnd
tlioi'o would remain n comfortnbto
balance. It would provide 100 battle
fillips ot tho Uraadtmught typo, fully
miulppad for sorvlco. It would sup
port the unvy for ton yours, tho nrmy
for u ilmtlnr period. The United
Stales oould rofralu from drawing a
wilt of rovetiuo for one year, and yet
lilt sold In Its vaults nnd In the In
slllttUons it controls would bo sufll
iont to meet Its tremendous expendi
tures. Of ootirso, all this gold does not bo
lOUt U til government Gold certlll
dfitBB aro lit circulation against coin
vaiUei! nt itD0,011,8C0, That is to say,
every person who has ono of theso
certificates Is entitled lo step up to
the counter of Uncle Sam's paying of
flee and say: "(llvo mo tho equivalent
of this In gold." Tho demand would
lmvo to bo compiled with Instantly.
Then $150,000,000 constitutes whnt Is
known ns tho gold reserve It Is
maintained by law far tho redemption
of greenbacks. To tho credit of tho
government also Is an additional $4G,
395,190, fur which gold cortlllcatos
lmvo been Issued. Finally, tlicro Is
coin valued at $34,000,412 lying In tho
cash boxes ot tho United States irons
u ry and sub-treasuries ready to be paid
out whenever n call Is mado.
Tho pcoplo, howovor, do not want
gold. On tho Pacific slopo It Is still
tho fashion to uso tho yellow metal,
but In the effete wost, ns In tho more
iffoto east, It Is not wnntcd. It Is
heavy, bulky, nnd Inconveulont. It ex
poses tho holder to robbery and per
haps death. Therefore, as soon ns n
miner obtains a pound of gold or nny
ono elso gets hold of tho metal his
first act Is to take It to nn assay nfflco
to detormlno Its purity and then to
turn it Into one of tho government
mints for coinage. When this Is dono
tho owner receives the gold cortld
cntes. Ccrtlllcatns aro not Issued
against bullion. Head a gold nolo, if
you nro fortunnto onough to hnvo ono
In your possession, nnd you will find
Its value Is that of tho "gold coin" In
tho treasury ot tho United Stntcs
Flvo hundred double eagles, vnlued at
$10,000, which 1 picked up tho othor
day In the treasury department
wolgh 38 pounds. Four thousand, $10,
000 gold cortlllcates, representing
$40,000,000. which I also hold, weigh
exactly 11,4 pounds. To transport
that amount ot gold coin n mllo would
test n regiment If It had to bo carried
by hand. The advantage of paper Is
It Ih estimated that tho total stock
of United States gold coin Is $1,038,'
COO.000. Thus, there Is something
llko $500,000,000 which is not In gov
eminent depositaries. Whero is It?
A largo quantity Is In National banks
not less (hnn $125,000,000. 1'robnbly
$100,000,000 moro llos In tho vaults
of other than National bnnks. In tho
vnulta or tho Russian treasury nt St
Petersburg I saw piles of canvas bags
containing something llko $18,000,000
In United Stntos double eagles. Tho
holdings of United Stntcs gold oln
In tho treasury ot tho Dominion of
MAN NEVER WITHOUT BOSS.
In Youth the Parent and In After
Years the Wife.
"A man novor can get to a point
whero ho can do as he pleases," ob
served tho sad-eyed married man on
tho roar platform. "I romombor whon
I was n kid at school what a time I
used to lmvo with my parents whon
tho first days of spring blow nlong. I
always wnntcd to lenvo off my ovor-
cont whon I started to school. I didn't
llko tho Idea of hustling off to school
at nil on ono ot tho opening days ot
spring days about llko this ono, but
I would mention tho overcont manor
Just ob a so't ot concession. My
paronts neor would stand for it.
1 had to wear my overcoat until it
seemed to mo tho woathor was Just
ns warm as on tho avcrago Fourth of
"I used to think how nlco It would
bo to wear Just what I wanted to
when I grow up. Hut that just shows
how easily a mnn gets fooled. A mnn
novor grows up onough to bo his awn
boss. To-day I had it nil arranged to
shed my llnnnels to mlddlowclghts and
mobby Bwltch to a lighter overcoat,
too, bocauso anything heavy Is pretty
sticky theso days. Hut do you sup
poso I got away with It? Not much!
My wlfo says there'll bo no chango on
tho clothes proposition for mo that Is
ns far as tho weight ot thorn's con
cerned, for two months yet.
"And I used to thhfk that when I
grow up I would lenvo nil that
boss thing behind." Cleveland Plain
The Foxy Flowers.
The flowers peep out in spring.
They're very deep.
To their snug beds thoy cling
And merely peep.
An Enterprising Salesman.
On the tenth anniversary ot his
woddlng, a morchnnt In Washington
wns approached by a book agent who
offorod for Inspection a varied assort
ment of bookB, particularly dwelling
on tho beauty nnd vnluo of a now edi
tion of the Dlblo. Ho Bald:
"I have been told that this is your
wedding anniversary, nnd you could
mnko no bottor prosont to your wlfo
thnn a family Dlblo, nnd this splendid
edition which nclls for $15 nt rctnll
I am now able to offor to you for $10
Ho mado the nalo, giving a beauti
ful Imitation morrocco case, which ho
claimed was gonulno. Then ho has
tened to tho homo of tho morchnnt,
nnd, uslnc tho samo argument induced
tho wlfo to buy another edition ot
tho family Dlblo nn an npproprlato wed
ding present for her husband.
When thoy exchanged presents that
evening, Uioro wns qulto a commotion
In tho homo, and tho husband was bo
slilo himself with rage, forgetting that
both ot thoso Dlbtcs contained tha In
junction: "Lot not tho sun go down
upon thy wrath," Doing unnblo to go
downtown, ho telephoned to a frlond
to go to tho station, and bring that
agent to tho houro without full. Tho
frlond hastened to tho depot, caught
tho book agent, Uollvorcd tho mcssago
nnd Insisted upon tho agent delaying
his doparturo. Tho wily follow, full ot
"I offered him n copy of this Dlblo
for $10 and ho put It off for tho tlmo.
I am very suro that ho has repontod
and wnntH n copy ns a wedding presont
for his wife. Ho has undoubtedly told
her ot the bargain, nnd slio wants It.
I cannot romaln over, howovor, for ono
solo, but you can tnko it to him. and
ho will bo delighted, nnd will forovnr
thank you for having overtaken mo.
Tho prlco la only $10, nnd you had bot
tor tako it to him, ns his wlfo Is prob
ably crazy to get It."
Thn friend no Id tho $10 nnd took tho
Dlblo homo to his anxious frlond; and,
what then happened nnd what was said
would not bo proper to print.
Greatest Need of the Airship.
According to A. Mnllock, boforo
hcavler-than-nlr living machines can
become popular, somo inothod of au
tomatically balancing them Hint is,
keeping them on nn oven koel must
bo devised. In tho few prnctlcnl ma
chines now built tho balancing hns to
bo dono by tho oporutur, nnd, wlillo
tho ability to do this could probably
bo gained by most persons, It thoy
had opportunity for prnctlco whon
young, tha great difficulty with such
schooling must always bo that an ac
cident usually puts nn end to tho les
sons by putting an end to tho scholar.
Mr. Mnllock suggests Hint an auto
matic balancer might bu dovised by
tho uso ot poudulums, ono with a
very lung und tho other a very short
The Basle of Qood Society.
"Society," llko everything olso which
Is collectively human, Is Just what Its
units allow It to he, and this Ib as truo
lusldo tho church as nnywhora oho.
Tho need of tho day Is no now ono
It Is for men nnd women whoso oxnm
plo will mako them lights und boacous
In our politics, our churcliCB, our edu
cational establishments, ouV "society,"
and in all our human ro:r Jons. Phil
adelphia Public Lodger
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THE COLORADO Tent & Awning Co. Wl
tkl llmiMt In Uio Wml. Urn Siicbi, Flllrr
t:lutli, Cuinu mul Iu rurnlturo. Hummock.,
IiUtiKi-la hiI Coiifurn. l.iwri-no hU
Itolil.H. UiiUti ill, Pr., Hi-iimr. t:ilo.
MANTELS AND TILES.
Drntrr Mtintrl ,1 'Hie Co., I ma Trc
liiont St., Itentrr. liruoNt ntnolc wont
of CtilrnRO. Hlilp Into ivory western
ntn.tr rattling on iipnllmllon. Hstl
mtttes Rlvou nu tile lluurs. Corrospou
ilonco roIU IIoiI.
Deo CjinnllM A complete linn or very
DE8 OUppilcS i,Bllt qmiiiiy goods ut
rlRht prices. Heiid tor our rrn It 1 11 h
truted I'HtnloK. t'lilu, limn-)- Prutlm-i-nt'
AH-lntlmi, I I III-1 1 .Murkrl St.. Dm
ter. I loony on lintul ut nil times.
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AND RUQ CO.
ton milt ST.. IIK.VVUII cni.n.
Rum l7 Ilia ImmtrtxU. I.lnoleuiiif ljr Uio rurloaiti.
uu; miu nu mr rtiu ihiij.
Dins recognized by (lie Unvernnietit!
Crude Oil, Pri'pnrril 1,1 mo ami Kulpliiir
Pip, Touncro Oips. W urn lleuilmiur
tnrs fur t'nttlr nnd Bhtrp Lilps, Wrllo
for i Irriilars ami prii i8
HIM)!) I'l.Y IlKIUIItN PAINT AND PAN
TIM It VACC'INi:
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Klmtmll upright pliino 147
Many otlmrs. tUiO to 2&n
New Cahlo phuiu 373
Cimli or I'liny- I'll) iiii-iiIm,
Ruling Force of the World.
Great men aro thoy who sco that
spiritual Is Btrongor than any matorlal
forco; thut thoughts rulo tho world.
g. E. BURLINGAME & CO.,
I ASSAY OFFICE laboratory
KtUbllihtd In Coloudo,186. Smple by mill or
cirtui wllltccelieptorai;ttuI cartlut attention
eoia &siiver Bullion n,non"VunoHA.VoV"
I Concentration Tesls 100 'Vi?f oViVSj--
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