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EASTERN INVESTORS IN OREGON MINES Pay for AND READ IT COVERS THOROUGHLY THE GOLD FIELDS of the INLAND EMPIRE Wmaam 1 m i TRIAL OF THE PYX AN OLD CUSTOM United States Conforms to it in Regulating Its Coinage. The trial of tho Pyx Ih an old ens torn handed down from ancient, times. nim vii ...." - It is the work carried on annually by a commlslon appointe I by the pre- hhii'ijl in itiniiuim ii iin uim ' " i tho money of the couutiy has been 11... ... ......... t ..i .. 1 1' ii... ,iii , ii' concluded aeeoruniK in mw, espo ciallv as to I lie variation in sianuaru ot alloy and weights of the various pieces of money. The United States coinage Htadnard is 000 for olthorold or silver. Thai, . . . . . ... i . i i is to hiiv. Ihu cold and silver coins in the United States are composed ot ft i . i iimii ......, ..! bv (he m nts. Hence the law nl lows a slight, variation from the exact sliiudard. Tills lek'al variallon j Is known as the "tolerance. " l-'nr ; gold coins the limit of tolerance is one. That is to say a gold coin ( which has a Muoiioss of SOU or 001 is i within the limits nl I In law l-'nr silver the tolerance is three. That j is to say, the silvei pieces may lio fro,,, sot to jiom line, u is ii.e fuiici lou ol the Py trial to nee It! ... , in i these in Is are o wervei , nfhouuh' . V.i .. . .i..i. i;i i... t Mi nr in our minis would be ... . ... , , ., .... verv nine h binned it these limits ol . . . .... ......1........ .....a... ........ .IlLlt.llllliI ... 1.1 viuilll inn wnn I'ti'i i i'hiiiimi, urn speak' ol I hem beiui cceeded. mi I . .I....1 1 '....... ,,.., ... ii , i ,i . ,1... won Py, whlcli Is the name ot the I III' llllllll' IM lll'lltl'l uinu mi bo In which I lie Hiiuple coiiih are' I C I... .nl..,,, t i.l- I nuiu. in in I I irt air Miniii Kvery dellverv nl coins made to the siiperiiileudeiil ot the mint ih inade in I I the picmmicc ol the asfiiver, One Kohl piece in witlidrawn liidiM'iimiu alelv liom each 1,000 pieces or iimii ii nun i w it till til W II tl'O 'J. 000 I , .. .. ,, ,. mm......! iiieco" or in in i u'n'iii. miiviii 'I ... . . i i piCUI'h III I' illl'l'i IU nil i'inri.i sealed, dated and deposited iu I In1 Py.. '.Wo, h. the iulerlorof.he I'.vx Is only p Hidiilo in ni presence m the assiivor and superiuteudenl ot the mint The Pv in scut quarterlv to Philadelphia.' Annually a cotmiiis sou is appointed to convene at Philii- delphia. iiutl iherc I lie function with ,i,...,.i .,,,. u ,.,,.. -l.wl ..in l,v n' . . . i (,.... ....., ii.,.i I,, ii... i.i.'.kI. VjHllllllirnil'H llf-illlv.. w.l ,-,... dent. The commission comprises in its ranks some of (lie most eminent .:.,i....iiii.i I....I. in ih.. I'liitfil Slates, and with Ihe utmost exactitude is do termiued the actual weight and Duo nets of the respective coins. Wo believe ihal iu the history of ho United Stales the Pyx cuiiimis an alloy oniuaiuiiiK ;oo pmm kuki ,,,( vvm ptoiiauiy lie in snape tor or silver per thousand parts of alloy. , Ht),H f travel late this afternoon, or .-mi I'M', it is impossible practically w ,ilrom, hiltlne is still a illttlo to make an alloy exactly 000 Hue in i Hhnkoy. The train roturnluK from the Mnaiitity such as Is needed to , Whitney .ild not not over until nearly make the coins annually turned oul.? ..'ulnel lnwt. m-enlne. A crew Ijlutnu's have nevoi yet had to ioort that IhO uoi uuge laws Of tho United Status have not been complied with. On tho other hand, tho exactitude with which thu work has been carried on is a inattur of prido to tho ov eminent, ottlclalH entrusted with thiH i liiipiirtimt work. Tho United States coins deservedly rank amoiiK the bust. minted coins of the world. Hx change. POWDER RIVER I till?) llll llliuiun v.; w..,v - --".- -I MJIJDimilU mmm of umld()yin electricity on tho ook' road. "" "" I Tho one obstacle in tho way of Tho lowering of the temperature ( oarrylny out, such a plan is tho last nlKlit and today has caused a utatio electricity with which tho air subsidence of tho water iu Powder K obliged above the 1:1. 000 foot I'lVUli LIM! Illll) milling" uwi -; o - L,,,. Wms that, done to tho railroad j ,r,.M, l the smelter and tho washing Ivor. Tho only damage reported ho .. . . i. .. 11. .. i.. .1.1.... oiii, oi mo approacu iu um m mm ,,,,,. ult, f Way house on tho ito,,..,.., road. The latter went out. somo time 1 yesterday afternoon, and heavy tratlU hul to bo suspended. Tho stages and other Unlit vehicles, however, uiauaKed to not through today, but. with some dlllloultr. A crew of men (ri at. work replacing the approach, i .. ... . i i a worked on it all uiuht to ct tho dis- ,,.,..,.,, rilli hunt, hunk in nlace. and m ), t,n this morniiik' had to u.jj ,nuf, mi hour before attempting U) crtWt The train from linker was ,.nrv ,m Kiur late hero, hut. fiom other causes, however. Tho reason shined was t'uiL the froiuht. train WMS j ji,t, uy Shuniko to hontl by "Auto. , .; I he tiolckost trip ever inaile ho- '" , ,, , ' , , twoon Shaulko and Bend was made . ast, week by an automobile, lu tour- .. r teen hours, coverlnir the distance ot nl not v miles. This trip of the auto demonstrales that It may be made an Iinpor a nicior in uie iriiimpin ur ' , . Iitim lniiiiim nl ('mil nil ()rL'nn. It .... i .i i .. tlorc.oly. vi r- lll'UlltM f, c ' '.......,.....,.,.... .....i ' Hies as passoiiKor nun .-...l..l.. I..... l..,.. Ii,.... .!... Ill'llll l III I H'l r. , niiui i ii..- ..p,.. , nuiii i i inn' "H' this machine was iven a lrl.il trip out to Diifur from The Dalle,, . ii u.u.siml .....nsMtlui l)cscl.,,tcs'"'ICUy Oil U.o pe.iK am. iiiiiimii.l ! ,....-...- ... . ....,i ... sji,.....-..i.' iiM'oiidiny the steep N, bridue. Wheeler C'ounly News. Wlt U riuter Cleanup. ,l'li.il the nlacer mines In liranlte itiiiiitii.ir ji i i i inn ii'iiu nni iri v min n ':"' "' "" ..-."...,. I Thursday when t). !'. Hartun came to 'wi with between seven and eiht ounces of k'old dust This was taken , ! '"", K(l ",' "", T,),, Johnson iu a few days' work on the Tabor Dik'k'ius', and the cleanup was ' made to u'ive them some Idea of how ' 'be kMound will pay. They sill have aboui a month's pipiu before them ami should reap a ricu rewniu mr theii labois. (irauite dem Wood, Wood, Wood! I'M nest iu the market. Sixteen inch. cl.'2." ner cord, $l.."0 per rick. j Cash on doliveiy. j SUMITI2IJ FUKL COMPANY. HARNESSING LIGHTNING ON PIKE'S PEAK FOR POWER To harness tho electricity on Pike's Peak and by means of a metallic cir cuit conduct it to the base, there to ho stored for uso as motive power for the eotf road-that, is the scheme of tho Manitou and Pike's Peak railway. Tho proposition, according to the k'onolar mamiK'er Mr. Sells. Is foasi- 1. 1,, mill iill'rtPflu lllll mill- liriK't (('111 point. Tho fact that Pike's Peak pijL. 1IIU IllUb uinu ""- overtops all tho surroundinu tains makes it. tho natural ivo nioun- rounding . i. . . i . i Hpot dissipated over a laruo area. In the ordinary trolley line, power comos iiIohl' tho holler wire from 1,, power station, thence into the motors under tho cars and returns to tho earth, ooplotliik' the circuit. Tho heavy currontH upon tho peak c.omiiiK so quickly and so violently would, if applied direct, tear the machines to pieces within a week - . . . Vila... after tho operations wore beijuu. The thinn to do then is to harness this power and make it. useful. They propsoe, therefore, to make a complete circuit, of trolley wire and !n rlitnhlit circuit, which shall contain the power needed to operate tho cars ami at. me same rime kcoi ii from ripping up tho motors iu its desire to not to I he earth. This double trolley circuit, will bo complete iu ittelf. starting from tho power-house in Manitou and return liiK without. KiiiK throuk'h the earth. The pole of the car will take the power iu the ordnary way and trans mit to I he motor, but. it will return on tho other wire to the power-liouso and not through the earth, thereby prevent I ilk' the huruiiik' out of tho motor The poles which carry these wires will each have at the top a lik'htniiik' rod desik'iied to attract electricity which plays around the peak so The I henry is that the , "juice" and transmit it throiik'h the rails ( if the . ' , , , coi! road to tlie powerhouse in Maui i , ! CO I! IUIIII III IHU liuviv-iinuipu ... . i 1.1 " "" ' " ' " l"'" :" ' ' stored tor um;. i'hey will take the 'I'm' driving trains up and down. ... .1..!.. in. ti'iiiiit. mi mill ilmvil. . . The ('ok maniik'enieiit Have aireicty bek'uu upon plans and specifications --New York Herald. j ) & SUMMER BOOK. The handsome 100 1 summer book, "Ucslful lxecreation llesorts," Usued y the piihsener icaiu'in oi uie Oregon Kallroad and Navigation com pany, is just out. it tells all about the siimmei ink places of the Columbia I ,.jVor valley--a brief description of - I l I I ,10 ivVi i and down the Columbia ,iVcr, to the mountains, beaches, ; liilati.l resoris ami louimuos m ui-ui- ink', where they are and how to leach them. The bonk has a special Un signed front cover, printed in two colors, and tho inside paos are splendidly Illustrated by coslty and beautiful half-tunes. A copy of this publication may ua obtained by sending two cents iu stamps to A.L. C'raiw, general Passenor aent of tho Oreou Mailroad and NavlKation company, Portland. Oltice PI. one No. jci Residence I'hone No. 7 DR. L. T. BROCK Physician and Surgeon Sumpler, Oregon. I urn now prepared to receive nnd treat patients both medlcnl and surreal. In the best equipped private sanitarium In the country. Mce quiet home, with trained and exprlenced nurse always In at endnnci. Up-to-date survual work a specialty )R. PEARCE A ANDERSON Physicians and Surgeons I'WOI'KIKTOWS JUMI'TEP GENERAL HOSI'IIAL SUMPTE.ORBaON. Of-FICfc, .Main 8i. Telephone j HO.M'ITAL. Main i8v F. A. E. STAHP. MININO INVESTMENTS Over Austin .Meat Market Sumr'er, Oreijon QHAS. H. CHANCE . T OkNHY AT LAW U. S. Cpmmmltnir Rooms 2 and 3, First National Bank of Sumpter Building, SUMPTER. OREGON I EMPLOTMEHT IHl! E.L. MANNINGS CO. ;J I SUMPTHK, OUKC.OiN ;J i Phone r. P. . Bx X j i CM a vW THE eg HOTEL SUMPTER I S T H E BEST IN EASTERN OREGON STLAM HEAT ELECTRIC LIGHT TELEPHONE TELEGRAPH nnnuc IUITU B1TU M FREE BUSlTO ALL TRAINS -J S? v j katKP gj S2.00 to $3.50 a Day p a B. W. LEVENS PROPRItTOR c0 ia t-: c vo f !!