Gold and Silver Counted

“Big Job of Counting Ahead of Them.

Delos P. Phelps, the new sub-treasurer, will enter upon the duties of his office on Monday. The formal transfer of the sub-treasury from the custody of John R. Tanner to Mr. Phelps will be made Monday morning. Mr. Phelps and Mr. Tanner had a long conference to-day, in which many details relating to the change were settled.

Five experts from Washington, who arrived to-day, will begin Monday morning to count the cash in the sub-treasury. It will take them two weeks to get through. The silver will be weighed in packages and each piece of gold will be counted and weighed. There is about $17,000,000 in the vaults.”

The article above appeared on the front page of the May 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News.

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