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TRIAL OF THE PYX
AN OLD CUSTOM
United States Conforms to
it in Regulating Its
The trial of tho Pyx Ih an old ens
torn handed down from ancient, times.
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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
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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,
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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!
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these in Is are o wervei , nfhouuh'
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t Mi nr in our minis would be
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verv nine h binned it these limits ol .
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......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 '.......
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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'
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nuiu. in in I I irt air Miniii
Kvery dellverv nl coins made to the
siiperiiileudeiil ot the mint ih inade in 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
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piCUI'h III I' illl'l'i IU nil i'inri.i
sealed, dated and deposited iu I In1
'.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
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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
I till?) llll llliuiun v.; w..,v - --".- -I
MJIJDimilU mmm of umld()yin electricity on tho
"" "" 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
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oiii, oi mo approacu iu um m mm
,,,,,. ult, f Way house on tho
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
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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-
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twoon Shaulko and Bend was made
ast, week by an automobile, lu tour-
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
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Iitim lniiiiim nl ('mil nil ()rL'nn. It
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vi r- lll'UlltM f, c
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Hies as passoiiKor nun
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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
bridue. Wheeler C'ounly News.
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
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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
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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
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
transmit it throiik'h the rails (
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coi! road to tlie powerhouse in Maui
! CO I! IUIIII III IHU liuviv-iinuipu ... .
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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
Oltice PI. one No. jci
Residence I'hone No. 7
DR. L. T. BROCK
Physician and Surgeon
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
JUMI'TEP GENERAL HOSI'IIAL
Of-FICfc, .Main 8i.
Telephone j HO.M'ITAL. Main i8v
A. E. STAHP.
Over Austin .Meat Market
QHAS. H. CHANCE
. T OkNHY AT LAW
U. S. Cpmmmltnir
Rooms 2 and 3, First National Bank of
I EMPLOTMEHT IHl!
E.L. MANNINGS CO. ;J
I SUMPTHK, OUKC.OiN ;J
i Phone r. P. . Bx X j
I S T H E
nnnuc IUITU B1TU
M FREE BUSlTO ALL TRAINS -J
gj S2.00 to $3.50 a Day p
B. W. LEVENS
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