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About Klamath republican. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1896-1914 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1907)
COINS THAT ARE BASE
HOW THEY MAY BE DETECTED
Throo T»»ts of Weight. Di a motor and
Sweated. Plugged or Filled.
Much of the twauty of the »tarn <l*
pend» upon their «eintlllatlou
Belgium Ma» th» World'» Mori Fa«
multltudlnoua flashing of their tiny
m»u» Bathing B«a»h.
rays gives a wonderful life «nd bril-
Two-thlrd» of tbe people go to
taad*. the Belgian licacb, to gambl«\ Hance to a whiter’» night. The great
star Sirius elette» the moat sdiulrs
but the remaining third Is so large that
near the boriami. It rorus-
the beach, lu spite of splendid siae, la tion when,
always covered With the |«»rtable bath
bouM-s. tbe mushr»K>ui and im IH ii shaped
Even at night tbe chair* win put a »top to the »clntUlaAon of the
be there, for with tbe light* from th* Star». That unsteedIneM of tbelr light
la one of the chief obstacles be has to
. buildings and tbe lighthouse It is al overcome In studying them with the
most turued Into day This llgbtbou««
Relntlllatlon ha* geuerally
Is quite a curiosity
It date* t>ack to tehweope
1771. and now tu Its rebuilt aud iihm F been regarded a» due only to »lliiht
mused state It throws a gleam over diaturtiancc» In the atiuoapbei
a* recent observations have < •h«Mn
i the country for forty five mile* round.
W» are fond of referring to Broad
ones It has been suggested that the
«ray, New York city, as an «-specially
cosmopolitan street, but. If you wilt cause« for sow« of the essential dif
I »erm It the expression. It Is not tn any ference« In the scintillation« of differ
way “in It" with the proiueuade at t>s- ent stars may tw In the star* them
aelvc». There 1« no doubt, however,
teude. All rountric* are represented,
the main cause of scintillation de-
and every representative la In bl* Sun
pend« upon the condition of Hie air —
day best On a aunuy afternoon In th*
•»«•on the boulevards of Faris are uot
more brtlllaut than thia far famed
Mi» ChMrful Invitation.
Although Johnnie's and Willi«'*
Here tb« German .rilcer I* not In uni
form. but In th« full glory of bis spot mothers are warm friend«, tb<>«v boy»
less whit« flannel«, bls many rolored »re always lighting each other After
wide silk belt and his imitation i»an- a rw-ent battle the victorious Johnnie
was urged by hl« mother to go and
am* bat. Abd a» he pasae* a group of
attractive ladle* bi* waxed mustache make friends with bls fallen foe Sh«
even offered to give him a |>arty If b«
will grow »tiffer In It* upward twirls.
and bl* walking stick will cut the air would go over and Invite Willie to
even more jauntily than before.
If come to that feethlty. After much
bls monocle be «sspeclaliy cleverly han urging Jobnule promised to do as bis
dled and hl* face show an unusual mother wished. So the party cam«
number of tbe much covet««! »a!>er off at the appointed time and was vk>
scare, be may l«e reward««! with a mur lentiy enjoyed by all present.
Willie did not COUle.
mured "Reltxender Kelt"
"Now. Johnnie, you did Invite him?”
Tbe tall, black (warded Kussian will
walk somberly along and show no emo-
••Ye«. I did: Yes. ma'am. 1 invited
tlon or interest In auytblng. but you
may be sure that very little will e*c»iw him- answered Johnnie. "I Invited
hl* notice, and at the casino when the him. ’ be added refiectively. "and I
play la high you will always find him dared him to come."—Harper'» W»ek-
tn -lose attendance.—Chari«» F. Peter* ty.
The most dangerous counterfeits are
struck from a die and are usually imi
tation» of gtdd coin«
Mohla of vari
ous kinds are extensively used, but
counterfeits so made are inferior to
those made with a die.
In counterfeits piade from a mold
lettering, milling and reeding are usu
ally poor and weight defective. Tbe
coins lack tbe sharp and clear cut ap
pearance of genuine coin. Moot coun
terfeit silver coin» in circulation are
made from molds, as It Is an inexpen
sive form of counterfeiting Some fall
specimens bave been produced in this
way. but usually they are much lighter
than tbe genuine and If of required
weight differ in diameter or thickness.
Various metals are used by counter
feiters. principally platinum, silver,
copper, brass, antimony, aluminium,
cine, type metal, lead and tbelr nu
merous com IKK. it ions.
Among tbe most dangerous counter
feits of gold coin are those of a com
position of gold, silver and copper
They are a low grade gold, and tbe
acid test show» they lack tbe flnene*«
of standard gold used by tbe United
States mint, which is 900 flue, or 21 19
These counterfeits average
from 400 to 900 fine. Hatlnnm coun
terfeits are dangerous, a» the meta! In Bohemian Magazine.
Benefit ot Pwrag».
used gives required weight, and they
Every one may not know what the
are heavily gold plated. When they
term "benefit of peerage" Implle»
have been in circulation for a time th»-
plsting wears off. »-specially on the Beyond th» Viaibl» th» Inviaibl«, Be
tbe sovereign to represent la» view» oo
Iyond th» Invisibl» th» Unknown.
matters of public welfare. Fur trvaauu
Tbe most dangerous counterfeit of
In "Victor Hugo's Intellectual Auto or felony be can demand to be tried by
«liver coin is made of a composition of blc<r*phy"
Frenchman bl* peers, lie cannot be outlawed In
antimony and lend, tbe former meta! writes as follow* of the Infinite after
any civil actiou. uor cau be be arrested
predominating. These counterfeits are t asking what vehicle shall be adopted
unlesa for an Indictable off«u»e. and be
of tbe dollar, have a fine appearance, to crosa the «pace» of tbe universe:
is exempt from aervlng ou juries He
are heavily «liver plated, with fair ••The looomottve travels fifteen leagues
may sit with bls hat on In court» of jus
ring, and some are only slightly below an hour. Tbe hurricane travels sixty
tice, aud should be be Hable to tbe la»t
the standard weight
league* an boiu1.
Tbe cannon ball penalty of the law be can demand a
Some piece* among tbe smaller coins travels TOO league» an hour. Tbe k>
silken cord Instead of a hempen rvp*
are made of brass, struck from a die, comotive drags; tbe burri«-aoe limps;
and when heavily plated are fair Imi tbe cannon ball 1» a tortoise. Let us
They lack required weight, bestride a ray of light
This Is a
Cabman («ittlug in the street amid
except in a few instance*. Counterfeits mount 4.000 tlm«»s swifter than the
of type metal, lead and other composi cannon ball. 4500,01» times swifter tbe ruin* of bis cab and burse. to driv
tions are much lighter than genuine. than tbe hurricane and 17.000,000 er of the bus which occasioned tbe • •• dis
Y -i - —! — —
Those having required weight are time* »witter than tbe locomotive it aster-
much too thick.
make*, as you know. 70,000 league* a
Coastable ito the orator?—Now, now!
Genuine coin* of all kinds, for the •econd.
You mustn't «-ail him such name« as
sake of gain, are tampered with in va-
Light launcbA you from
rious ways. These operations are con tbe earth to tbe sun in eight minutes, that.
Cabman (in frenxy«-H!m wot smash
fined almost exclusively to gold colas, from tbe sun to Oreanus In four hours,
which are sweated, plugged and fiücd. from «»cean-r« to Centaurus In three ed me cab an’ kllkd me '<«** an' left n»o
a ’eiplejts cripple! Wot th« — do yer
Sweating is removing a portion of year* and eight months, from Cen-
expect me to call 'Im a 'uwUu' luuigtdl
the gold from surface of coin
tanrus to the pole star In twentv-
process does not interfere with ths eight years, from tbe pule star to tbe —London Judy
ring. and as the portiou removed is gen Milky way lu 1(LM m > year*, from the
erally slight tbe coin !» left with a Milky way to tbe nebula uf Canes
very fair appearance, weight only be Venatlcl In 5,000.000 year»—you bare
Tbe principal method.« not yet taken a step
of sweating are the acid bath, filing
"Tbe apparition* of tbe universe will
the edge* or reeding, tbe operator find continue to loom. The unsoundable
ing a profit In the small quantities of will remain before you In its entirety
gold removed from numerous piece*
Beyond tbe visible the invisible, be-
The average reduction in value of yond tbe in visible the unknown.
coins subjected to these pro»essgs la Everywhere, everywhere, in tbe re-
from one-twentieth to one-tenth.
nlth. at tbe nadir, in front. I*blnd.
Plugging is done by boring boles In above, below, in tbe heights, in tbe
the coin, extracting tbe gold and filling depths, looms tbe formidable dark
the cavity with a cheaper material. Tbe ness of the Infinite.
larger coins—double eagles and eagles
"What then, is there back of all
(twenty and ten dollar piece*)—are this? Nothing, say you?
used fur this purpose.
The small What! I, a worm of the earth, am
surface of tbe plugging material, poKses.M-d of an intelligence, and thl»
where It shows on tbe edge of the coin. Immensity is without one? Oh, pardon
1* covered with gold and the reeding us, Abysa of Infinity!"
retouched with a file or machine.
Tbe average loss in value to coins
Effects of Radium.
treated in this way is from one-eighth
Many precious h tones show a remark
to one-sixth. Coins of this kind are able change of color In the presence of
very dangerous, as they are perfect radium. In late German experiments
in appearance, only tbe edges having a colorlees diamond from Borneo be
been tampered with.
came pale yellow after an exposure of
Filling is most commonly done by eight days to impure radium bromide,
sawing the coin through from tbe edge deeper yellow In eight days more and
or reeding, removing the interior por was not wholly restored to Its original
tion and replacing it with a cheap met coloflessness by bAating to redness.
al. Coins of all denominations from The light blue of a sapphire turned to
quarter eagle to double eagle are sub green In two hours, then to yellow, red
jected to this process. When platinum dish yellow and after fourteen days to
Is used to replace gold extracted the yellowish brown. The color disappear
coin has satpe weight a* genuine. By ed on heating, a light yellow Invariably
this process coins Jose four-fifths of reappearing, however, when the stone
their value, as the original surfaces are became cold. The rays did not affect
left only of paper thickness.
the color of the amethyst, ruby, blue
When edge* have been covered with topax or chrysoberyl, but a tourmaline
gold and reeding restored the coin bas with a green end became green at any
the appearance of being genuine, hav other point on which the rays acted.
ing correct six« and weight and a fair
ring. Sometimes the covering of gold
8h. Could Swim.
on edge* la so thin that filling »-an be
"Look beref exclaimed the irate
distinctly seen. When other and leas suburbanite as be floundered about tn
costly filling than platinum la used the green water and soft mud. "When
coin* are of light weight and bave a I bought thia lot didn't I tell you I bad
bad ring. If of correct weight they Just been married?"
are too thick.
“You did. sir." replied the land
Another method of filling Is sawing agent boldly.
the coin partly In two, from edge of
"Well, do you think this is the prop
reeding, on one side, leaving a thin er place to bring a bride?”
and thick portion. Tbe thin side of
"I do, str. Didn’t I bear you cal!
the coin Is turned bark and the gold her Tiurkle’ two or three times’"—
extracted from center of thicker por Chicago News.
tion. The cavity 1» filled with base
metal and sides pressed luck Into orig
Several thousand acres
The Main Point.
inal position and soldered or brazed
"Young man, you don't want my
together. It Is difficult to give aver daughter."
age loss to coin* treated in this man
"Why, sir, I can support her In the
ner, as hardly any two seen have the style to which she has i«-en acrua-
same amount of gold taken from them. tomed."
For detecting counterfeit coin com
“But can you support her Io th«
pare Impress, size, weight, ring and style of which she has been arr-n»-
genera! appearance with genuine coin tomed to read In trashy novel»?"—
of same period and coinage. The three Washington Herald.
tests of weight, diameter and thick
ness should lie applied, for It Is al
It’» better to do something for Home
most Impossible for the counterfeiter iody than to do *otnelxMly for »me
to comply with these three tests with
Try thia today.—Wall Strout
out using genuine metal.—Counterfeit Journal.
Aristotle believed that the proper age
Courage I* fire Bullying Is sinfk«.- for marriage wns thirty-seven ■«• ra
•or a man and eighteen for a woman
Lots In Mills Addition and Mills Second
Addition Are Sure Money makers
No single lot higher than $300.
Choice lots as low as $75.
SIO A 7VVONTH
will show you the lots
of the best farm, fruit, garden orchard antf gra/.t^ »an
in Khmatfr County
at prices that cannot be beat ai'-l on favorable terms.
FRANK 1RA WHITE
American Bank and Truat Building, Sixth Street Side.