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Lock Haven Evening Express (Newspaper) - May 21, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania NINTH YEAR—NO- TO.LOCK HAYEN, PA., WEDNESDAY. MAY ai. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTSEVENING EXPRESS KINHLOK BROTHERS - - - PUBLISHERS CURRENT COMMENT. It Is something to be noticed that the Kansas Farmer*’ Alliance Convention whiob was to hare denounced Senator Ingalls, warmly indorsed him. So yon can never be sure what will take place. Gilbert aud Sully ar, who have given the music-loving public more enjoyable comic operaa than any other two men‘tbat ever lived, have quarreled and patted. The public will be the greatest sufferers. Another Hie sacrificed to the didn't-koow-it-was-loaded gun. A prominent man of Syracuse killed by his best friend is the way the story reads. When will there ever bean end to this careless fooling with firearms? Mrs. Lakgtry, having been a failure in England, annonnoes that she will return to the United States in Angust. It is much easier to impose on Americans with bad acting and bad morals than it is to bnmbng her own countrymen. Mr. Blairs is reported to have said that nill will be the strongest Democ ratio candidate for President, and that Depew may be the strongest Republican to name against bim. He baa nothing to say about one Grover Cleveland, nor about himself. I bb Rev. Dr. Meredith appealed to his New York congregation to put dollars and half dollars in the contribution box instead of pennies. He stated that on one Sunday 900 oents were dropped, and it was not a good Sunday for pennies either. And now we are told that the sobool of journalism at Cornell University is to be abandoned. This will provoke a smile in newspaper offices as well as among advanced educators throughout the land. It goes to prove the fact that journalists cannot be made to order like book-keepers. Senator Quat denies the truth of the interview attributed to bim on Saturday, in which he discussed the Gubernatorial candidates. He said be had not indorsed any candidate for Governor and bad not interfered in any way in the contest. Ile bad not talked at all oo Pennsylvania politics for publication. It is gratifying to know that the United States Government bas at last made up its mind to pay the honest billa for work honestly performed on its war vessels by that stout old builder, John Roach. If the Democrats who drove John Roaoh out of business into bankruptcy, despondency and death bad remained in power, this biU would have never been paid. Bot the Republican party believes in paying the nation’s just debts._ A Story of Three Tramp*. A Williamsport boy named Harry Sloan left bis home a few days ago, and bis whereabouts were unknown until be returned Monday evening, when he stated that three tramps bad coaxed him to go with them. The boy says that be fell in with the tramps, who were but lately discharged from the Lock Haven jail, and allowed them to coax him in their company, and he has been wandering about with them einoe. The tramps bad been plaoed in jail in Look Haven, be says, for knocking down a brakeman, and when released, came through bere and met bim. They were at Sunbury on Sunday evening and bad jaet started toward Money to rob an old man whom they had heard of there aa having a large amount of money in bis possession. This soared the boy md he earns bores and told bia father of it, who brought bim to the polio© station to see if his information wonld be of any value to them. Young Sloan lost bis watch, which he bad when be disappeared and which be says was taken by his older com pan ions. The Williamsport papers say the authorities of Williamsport have written to this eity for particulars, but wbeu a representative of the Express inquired st police headquarters this morning whether any information bad been asked for be was informed that nothing had been received from Williamsport. Chief Chatham said that likely In three or four days from this time he woald receive rn inquiry from Williamsport md by that time the tramps would be in Kansas. The three souvenir editions of the Express will be mailed free to any address for ten oeuts. Leave orders at the holiness office. FKK80NAL PRH CILLI RGS. Mils Josie Heeser arrived at borne ibis morning from Larned, Kansas. E. B. Shoemaker left this morning for a business trip to Philadelphia. Mrs. Charles Barnes and children are visiting in this city as the guests of Hon. 8. Woods Caldwell and family, st the Irvin House. William Webb, who bas been employed at the furniture factory at Emporium for some time past, is borne on a visit to relatives md friends. Orange Holmes, who was so badly injured St Loveland's planing mill a short time linos, has recovered so far from bis lo juries as to be out on the streets.BADY FOB TSE TOTE TC DAYThe Republicans Now Ready to Pass the McKinley Bill.THE SUGAR SCHEDULE UNCHANGED McKinley Secure* the Adoption of a Nom bor of Amendment*-Other Proposition* (br Change* Rejected-A MaesachtueU Democrat Lo*** His Head and Throw* the Home into Confusion. Washington, May 20.—'The Senate today considered the bill permitting each State to regulate the liquor traffic within its own border. The bill went over with out action. The Senate considered the resolutions offered by Senator Cameron in reaped to the memory of the late Representative William D. Kelly, of Pennsylvania. Re marks in eulogy of the character and public services of Mr. Kelly were made by Senators Cameron, Morrill, Reagan, Sherman, Hawley and Daniels. At fie close of the enlogy the Senate as a further mark of respect to bis memory, adjourned. THE TARI FP DEBATE. In the Tariff debate in the House to-day xnaoh time was devoted to the discussion of the amendment proposed by Mr. McKenna, of California, to the sugar schedule restoring the doty on that article. McKenna said bis amendment reduced the existing duty about 33 per cent. He argued against the policy of paying a bounty on sugar raised in this country. A number of speeches followed, and, McKinley, of Ohio, dosed the debate by an argument in support of the sugar schedule of the bill. The amendment was rejected 134 to 115. Eleven Republicans voted with the Democrats in the affirmative. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, moved to reduoe the duty on bewD, pressed or polished free stone, granite, sand stone or other building or monumental stone except marble, not otherwise provided for, from 40 to 20 per ccut. ad valorem. Rejected. AMENDMENTS ADOPTED. On motion of McKinley amendments were adopted reducing from 14 to ll cents per cubic foot the duty on unmanufactured or undressed free stone, granite, sandstone or other building or monumental stone except marble, not otherwise provided for, and from JO to 40 per cent, on hewn, dressed or polished stone of the flame character. Also an amendment fixing the duty on sweet chocolate at three cents a pound. Also an amendment changing the duty on steel ingots valued above 16 cents a pound from 40 per cent, ad-valorem to 7 oonts a pound. Also fixing the duty of 15 per cent. ad valorem on white paper for photographs. Also placing on the free list the fish product of American fisheries and fresh or frozen fish caught in fresh waters, except salmon. McKinley also offered an amendment fixing the duty on shot gun* valued at not more than 112 at 30 per cent ; valued at more than $12, 40 percent.; pistol* and revolving pistole, 35 por cent. THE HOUSE IN CON FUS ON. The House was iD a great deal of confusion amidst which the Chair put the question on the amendment and declared it carried, but Walker, of Massachusetts, was loud in his protest, claiming that be was entitled to the floor, having addressed the Chair for recognition in order to op pose the amendment, fie was very earnest in his protest, aud was loudly applauded by the Democrats. McKinley ashed consent that the gentleman from Massachusetts be allowed to proceed, but Walker declined to be beard on any man’s permission, but that be should be recognized on bis own right or not stall. The Chairman saying that thoro was no occasion for any feeling, recognized Walker, who said that the Ways and Means Committee had come to a point where the ways divided, and instead of protecting American industries, it bad oome to the poiDt where it was striking them dowD. If the amendments were adopted within five yearn, tho business of manufacturing fire arms in this country would be destroyed. The amendment was agreed to 171 to 21. McKinley offered an amendment taking bristles from the free list and fixing tho duty upon them at ten cents per pound. Adopted. The amendment imposing a tax of 5 cents a gallon on alcohol used in the manu faoturn of vinegar, and putting that manu factors under the superintendency of a Commission of Internal Revenue was adopted. HISE OF THE COMMITTEE. Then McKinley moved that the committee rise, but this motion was opposed by the Democrats, reinforced by many Republicans. The chairman declared tie motion carried cd a divi#ion, and thereupon there were vociferous demands for tellers. McKinley at-kcd that unanimous consent be given for tho gentleman to print the amendment in the lUcord. Henderson, of Iowa,—What good does that do. I oflored an amendment yesterday restoring the present duty on wool and woolens, and I want to vote on it. [ Applause on the Democratic side. ] Tellers were ordered and the motion to rise was agreed to SI to 44 amid a great deal of confusion, and then the House at 11:30 p. rn. adjourned. ■ ■ » • ■  — BANK BALL RECORD. The Three Organization* and Their Standing to Date. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Philadelphia—Philadelphia 7, Chicago 3. FLAYER*# LEAGUE. Brooklyn—Brooklyn 8, Buffalo 3. Philadelphia—Philadelphia 5, Cleveland 2. Standing of the Club*. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lost.i    Won.    s    (Cleveland........7 Chicago............*    New Cincinnati......ll    V    Pittsburg........ s Brooklyn  IO    9    * Boston.............4 flayers’ league. Leat. 9 II ll lr Won. PtttMm’-tr k New York  9 Cleveland 7 Bu IT* lo.  ....... 5 Won. Lost. Brooklyn.........14    A Boston..............ll    9 Chicago...........ll    K Philadelphia...ll    IU AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost.    Won. Rochester........17    7    Toledo.............. 9 Athletic.......— 14    7    Syracuse..........IO Louisville........Id    lo    'Colombo*........IO St. Louis..........ll    12    ‘Brooklyn.........4 l*vrt. Mi ll KI ll Lost. IU 12 ll Mi Died of Blood Poisoning. The Renovo Aru**says: John Bookman, a nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sockman, of Thirteenth street, died at the home of his parents atone o’clock Tuesday morning. Tho little fellow, with several companions, was playing in Spangler’s mill at Seventeenth street, on Friday evening, and one of tho boys pushed bim against a large circular saw, which cut a round, deep cut in his left leg, near the knee. The injury was very painful, but reaching home, he neglected to inform his parents of the accident and bound the wound up roughly himself. The failure to give the injured limb proper surgical attention, aggravated the wound and in a short time it beoamo so painful that on tho following day the boy could no longer endure tho suspense and told his parents of tho nature of the accident. Dr. Weymouth was summoned, who found him Buffering from blood poisoning. The services of the surgeon were called too late to give relief, however, and the sufferings of little John increased until death ensued. Peril* of the Deep. New York, May 20.—The British frigate steamer Boaoon Light, from Shields, England, arrived to day and reports a most thrilling experience of collision with a gigantic iceberg. At midnight of the 13th the vessel waj going under half speed on account of the dense fog that prevailed. Extra lookouts had been posted, but suddenly a huge mas emerged from the blanket of fog and appeared directly before the vessel. The vessel struck tho mass of ico a glancing blow, breaking in the bow. Masses of ice tumbled down and stove in the forecastle. The steamer scraped aloug a submerged part of the iceberg. It looked as though the vessel aud all would go down, but the damage was Dot as bad as expected. She finally reached this port today. The berg was 90 feet high aud GOO feet ong*. The Hoard of Pardon*. Harrisburg, May 20.—Several cases were considered by the Board of Pardons to-day. Pardons were granted Franklin L). Richter, Franklin couuty. rape, and John Shroud, Allegheny, larceny. Thcso caBOK were refused: Edward C. Loveland, Clinton, abortion; William Lou^hery, Allegheny, assault and battery; Abraham Buzzard, Lancaster, burglary and breaking jail. The case of Charles llannon, Allegheny county, murder, was continued, and that of John W. Rudy, Lancaster, murder, was held under advisement as were several others. Richard I* Now a Conure* aru fin. Philadelphia, May 20.—A special election was hold iu the Third Congressional district to day to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel J. Randall. Richard Vaux, Democrat, was elected practically without opposition, the only other candidate being Hiram Dewalt, who was put in nomination by the Prohibitionists. The total vote was Vsux, 8.001; scattering 543, of which Dewalt, Prohibitionist, received 47 votes. Purchased the Furniture. P. P. Rittman has purchased the furniture used by tho Normal bobool at the Montour IIouso and will scil or rent the same on reasonable terms. Railroad OIHclai* Traveling. A special train having on boud officials of tho I Viji.-ylvania Rail mad passed through Huh city this morning about 7:1*0, bound for Et ie. To be sure of securing souvenir editions of the Exfuukss next week order in advance. Only IO oents for tho thrco numbers mailed lo any address.THE ECHOS OF TOWN TM Local .Items Taken From Our Reporter's Note Book.HAPPENINGS SEEN BY THE EXPRESS Stabbing Affray—The Firemen** Hall*—Assessment Completed—Tho Decorator* at Work—The Advential* Camp Meeting— Donations Wnuted—Tho High School Commencement. A fracas occurcd in the First ward last evening which resulted iu a man named John Keller, an employe of the Lock Haven Nail Company being stabbed by an an Italian named Frank Tom too, who keeps a fruit stand and confectionary at tho comer of Henderson and Railroad streets. Tho affair grew out of the breaking of a pane of gla8a in Tomino’a window accidentally as is claimed, by those who wore concerned iii tho affair. Keller was stabbed in the back under t Ro right shoulder and is now lying a* tho bouse of Mrs. Susau Brutubacb, Hit I road stroet, where he boards. Dr. McGinnis was called to attend the injured man, and officers Keller and Kane arrested Tomino. Ho was taken before Alderman Noble, where he enterad bail for his appearance at a hearing this afternoon. PUNGENT POT POUURI. Tile Decorator# at Work. Yesterday afternoon the professional decorators who are ber* to p it the city in holiday attire for the conclave next week, began work upou buildings ou Main and Water streets, and are making good progress. The decorations are handsome aud the indications are that by Saturday night tho towu will ho profusely decorated. Everybody seems to bo enthused with the idea of doing something in honor of the occasion, and there is a thrill of excitement throughout the entire city in anticipation of the arrival of the Sir Knights next Monday. - • -    - - Tho AG vent 1st* Camp Meeting. Next Monday morning the erection of tents for the Adventists camp meeting will commence. Tent poles aud lumber are being deliver.d on the grounds near the passenger station of the Beech C reek railroad to-day. A connection with the water main is also being made aud tho campers will bo assured of a supply of good, pure water. Public services will bo held on    the camp    ground    iu    the    big    tent on Tuesday    evening. Tho    rou-uiig    will continue until Juue IO. • rn ♦    — Donntlon* WuuttU. The \V. C. T. I*, of L lek Haven appeals to tho people of the city and th longhorn the county for donations of ham, broad, butter, sugar, eggs, pickup, cheer o, coffee, or money, as they expect to serve lunches during the canc.avo. A committee of ladies will be at the r>»-»n. out Hilton’* drug 8t.«r*, all of Satuid.iv, alter -r o'clock a. til., to receive en.tribe;    C    l    carn    or milk should bo scut to ibe r.> a each morning of the oucl.uo. »v. • . t. i . - . • • - Kob1>nl of Thro*- Iinmin-O Duller#. A man accompanyd by ti.# wife and ILC chid were about lo b *.\r I a train at Tyrone last night for New Yolk, Lorn whence they expected to sa'.! for Ireland. As tho Witt) in was ah Mid the train her packet book containing * - HI, all the money they had was stolen. The thief escaped aud the trip to ire! md was I>OBtponed indefinitely. ^    * m    — lh* High School Corium Tiro cummeucoincii* cN«ro!>»^ uf the L ek 11.ivcu High    will    Vc UM n> the Opera House on Friday evening. The price of ~dr.;i..pion will ba the as he I et ofo fen**, 20 ecu's. T; J:« is may be obtained and scats resolved to mo.low al .Seltzer A Rhymed inc'* Wok Moro. Accommodation* for Un- IVople* A now letter b«'X was placed on tho lamp post at the cornel of Fairview street and Summit Avenue yester J »y afternoon. Tho people who re blo in that section of tho city will greatly appr. elate the convenience. River New*. Tho river rose steadily list night and this forenoon, aud at noon had pa^ed the six foot mark. The ra^u is caused by Hoods in Sinuctnabuuiug and Ret I lo Creeks as there is uo Hood at Clem field. Joint Metring. A meeting of Christian lad.os will bo held tomorrow afternoon iu tho rooms of the W. C. T. V. over Hi'lon'n drug store, at 3 o’clock. A full attendance is requested,  * —    •    s •    ... £pe<ml Drill. Tho special drill «»l Company II will be continued every Friday nigl » until tho COi'.j-.i’O gcrs into camp on ll- ■ l‘J;h of July. The r« »nl n d:0l . »* Tuesday nights. Sjm-< nil Mc* Hoi; «*f Council. A special inedG.g . t I i:; »*. cd wa# held last night. Thoro was but little busi-ness to transact and tho scesiou was of short duration. A Miscellaneous Mixture or S*nae *nd Non sen ae Scissored and Scribbled. There are no leave* on last year’s trees, No birds in last year’s nest, No cirl* In last year’s hammock* yet, No coins In lout year’* vest. A seal-tint stocking lends refinement to a foot. Strawberries twenty cents a box. The latest eye glass has a horse hair bridge. Some dudes wear black underwear. It must bo a doubly severe affliction for a follow to have a boil on the back of his neck when be bas arrived at the bugging stage of sourish ip. Boat-shaped hats are in favor. The girls will have to step high and clear this summer, aft there will be some stunning styles in foot gear to show off. Leather belts are here. Tile summer stylos in derbies neglect tho middle-aged men. Lime juice is lovely on a salad. Tile fellow who escaped a cold all winter is now laid up. Sumo men’s heads are so soft that a shadow from a brick wall will produce a concussion of the brain. The pest bananas are buttered, sugared, lctnon-juiced and baked. White is used in summer gowns whenever possible. Tho shad trade is about to retire into innocuous desuetude. AU our painters are busy and are laying on the colors lively. The amount of brandy taken by some men is out of all proportion to the size of the colic they are entertaining. The money seems to go where the pins used to. Sillies will be worn with ladies’ boiled shins. Reversible bonnets have no strings. The gtrl of the period who has less than a dozen silver bangle bracelets on both wrists is thought to be in the rear of the procession. Some people are never satisfied. Now that i be days aro setting longer some of tho laboring mon are on a strlko to make shorter. You can stavo off a troublesome creditor and even procrastinate hunger some-wb it by tightening the belt, but you can't shirk a sneeze. No matter how a womau’s hand is squeezed int* her kid gloves, in almost every ease she declares they are “a mile too big for her.’’ Some men aro b >ru great; but the average weight is only about seven pounds. Seek consolation only in immortal things; in nature and in thought. The man who never makes any blunders Heldom makes any good hits. Wearing his hat on the back of his bead is on* of Hie ways iu which a young mao eau tell everybody he don’t know much. Commencement dresses are in order now. The taste runs to white of course, although it could appropriately be “well red.” The man who whistles all the time is generally of a cheerful! disposition himself, but bo makes the whole neighborhood sad. rn The gscat advantage of good breeding is that it makes the fools endurable. It is singleness of motive, not of action, that makes truo simplicity of life. The rn ’st manifest sign of wisdom Is continued cheerfulness. Genuine grief is like penitence, not clamorous but subdued. Misfortune may make us proud; suffering makes us bumble. Vice in the young fills U6 with horror; In tho old, with disgust. Thoro are sunshades and parasols now for every occasion. Suob a variety bas uover been seen since the article was invent od. ll tho gill* of th."* period who have the biggest heads wore the biggest hats, what a ;t’tuai bable sight they would prescut, to bo sure. • • • — —— — Every business booso should be represented in some manner in the souvenir editions of the Express next week.THE RECENT HEAVY RAIN.Great Loss by Bain and Washouts in Various Parts of the State. MANY RAILROADS BADLY DAMAGED The Rainfall la Luzerne County Throe nod One Half Inch©*, and Very Destructive Flood* Oocur—Washout* aud Slide* Interfere With Railroad Operation*—The Storm of Great Severity. WILKESBARRE, May 20.—The unusual heavy rain that bas been pouring down In this valley for the past two days caused a great deal of damage iu this city and throughout the oonnty. According to the government gauge three and one-half inches of rain fell in less than eight hours to-day. All day long the tracks at the foot of the hills here were washed out and covered with dirt and sand, and trains were delayed on alt roads. At Sugar Notch, Plymouth, Nanticoke and other places along the line of railroads there wore several heavy washouts causing delays on the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad and Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. At Plymouth and Luzerne borough the rain was unusually severe, and reports from there this evening are that many of the mines are flooded. A report from Plymouth this evening is to the effect that the bridge crossing Coal street had been washed away, and that all tho collieries in the town were obliged to shat down. At Edwardsville a boy was blown into the creek by the high wind and before aid could reach him be was drowned. WASHOUTS AND SLIDES. Elmira, May 20.—The Erie, Fall Brook and Northern Central railroads are having a great deal of trouble with washouts, landslides and high water oaosed by the heavy rains of the last few days. No through trains have been ran north or west on any of these roads so far to day but the Erie is getting a train through this afternoon. The Fall Brook road will be closed two or three days perhaps. The Northern Central had a land slide at Canton, aud an overflow of gravel at Watkins. SEVERE STORK AT SUSQUEHANNA. Susquehanna, May 20.—This place aud vicinity was to day visited by one of the most severe rain storms in its history. Rain fell in torrents from n o’clook on Monday evening until I o’clook to-day. Richmond's shoe manufactory was torn to pieces aud drifted down to the Susquehanna. Basements were flooded, roads out up and entire farms destroyed. It was feared that the Foxhonnd, seven miles above, woald break and flood the town, and a courier was seut to investigate. The railroad tracks were submerged and suburban bridges carried away. The loss will be large. STOPPED BY A WASHOUT. Bi no HAMTON, May 20.—Au excursion rain enroute to Scranton, on which were bree hundred Red Men and a large Dumber of friends from this city, was stopped at New Milford, Pa., this morning by a washout on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western. No serious damage was done, but it will require several hours to repair the mischief. TRAGEDY AT PHILADELPHIA. A Jealous Husband Shoot* HI* Wife After Havlok Taken Polson. Philadelphia, May 20.—Ludwig Marquardt, an artist, attempted to murder his wife, Fredericks, this eveulDg, by shooting her seven times, and died shortly afterwards from the effects of poison he bad evidently taken before attempting his wife’s Hie. Mrs. Marquardt is smployed the fur department of John Wanamak-ers’s store, and upon quitting work and going to her attio room at No. 336 Crown street, where she boarded, at about 8:30 clock, she found there her husband with whom she had not been living for the past five weeks. She says that when she entered the room he pulled a revolver from his pocket aud pointed it at her. She ragged him not to shoot, and promised to ive with him again. Not heeding her entreaties Marquardt got between bis wife aud the door so as to prevent her from escaping, and began firing at ber. He emptied the revolver and several of the shots took effeot in the woman’s face and left arm. Marquarpt was arrested but he had evidently taken poison before bis wife reached her room, as be died in agony a few minutes after beiog taken into custody. Tho woman’s injuries are serious but not necessarily fatal. Jealousy was tho supposed cause. Leave orders for your handsome eight-pago souvenir editions of the Express to bo printed Leat Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Will be for sale at this office or of newsboys at 2 cents a copy. Parties desirous of remembering out of town acquaintances can have the series mailed free for ten cents by leaving their names with ne. Subscribers will be served with this edition in lien of the regular Express. HYBRID BANK NOTES. One or them Return* to the Treasury mad tho Other I* et Larva. From the Baltimore Sun. There was received at tbs Treasury Department a day or two ago one of the most peculiar bank notes ever seen among the millions upon millions of currency notes printed by the Government. It was a $20 note or a $10 note, just according to whioh side was ap, for, by some renarkable mis-take, the one side was printed with the figures aud device of a $20 bfll, while the other bad all the figures and devices of a ten. The note was returned to the Treasury by the cashier of the First Washington National Bank of Jersey City, who sent It with a rather sarcastic note, intimating that his bank was not going Into the (Teak business, and added that aa the Treasury had counted that bill for $20, he would trouble them to send him an ordinary $20 note. The affair created a sensation, for no ons had ever seen such a wonderful note before. The matter was referred "to the Department of Issue, from which tbs note had been sent out to the Jersey City bank. The mistake was promptly corrected and an immediate investigation was begdn. A consultation was held with General Meredith, the chief of the Bureau of ’Engraving and Printing. He was. st first thunderstruck, but his amazement loon gave away to intense alarm at the palpable evidence of some glaring ovenright'some-wbere. The bureau is considered a marvel of perfect surveillance and oontinha! check and counter cheok on every little1 detail. This mistake having occurred In one bote it must have occurred in more. AII hank notes are printed in blocks of four od one sheet and 250 sheets is one bundle, so that there are always a thousand notes worked off at one printing. The thought occurred to him that possibly the banks might be flooded with these hybrids, whiob ihmld mean disgrace and ridicule on bls admin!*-t ration. A particularly aggravating feature was the fact that Mr. Graves, General Meredith’s immediate predecessor, had been in the Treasury when the mistake was reported and had learned all about it. The investigation was prosecuted with vigor, and yesterday Gen. Meredith found the cause of the trouble. It seems that the four notes printed on a sheet are not all of one denomination. There are always three of one kind and the fourth of another; thus, in this case, three tens and a twonty. It was an easy task to learn just when this bundle had been printed and by whioh plate printers. They were examined, and it was developed that one sheet of four notes, after having been printed on one side had fallen off the bundle to the floor. The assistant who picked it up, by some unfortunate oversight, turned the sheet upside down when she placed it on the bundle. The rest is easily understood. This sheet was printed on the aeoond side, with a 20-face on the reverse of a IO, and ions of the three 10-faces on the reverse of the one 20 of the steel. Hence, there were two “IO 20a’’ lu the lot. Thus the mistake was corrected. But no good explanation was offered, or can be offered, why these two bills, passing through a score of hands, each one of whom ii supposed to examine every bill most carefully^ should not have been discovered. Every person in the borean who handles a nota is held responsible in the strictest way, and it la almost incredible that none of these people should have discovered the mistake. In the Department of Issue there are not less than six counters, whose business it has been for years to count the notes before issuing them to the banks. They arc considered the most expert counters In the world, sod yet all six of thess wonderful experts allowed suoh a bill to pass through their hands. No trace has yet been found of the second hybrid, so that it must be wandering around the country. ' The Treasury Department is anxiously waiting to hear from it. The two notes will be kept in the Treasurer’s offioe aa rare onriosities. ,    ■«. # m ■    ■    —■ Th* Firemen’* Balls* Among the interesting events of next week are the Firemen’s balls w blob will attract tbs attention of all lover* of dancing. The Ninth Annual Dress Ball of Hope Hose Company will be given on Taeedaj evening in Scott’s Bexar, which will be handsomely decorated for the occasion. The music will be furnished by Germania orchestra and Mr. Charles Kast, of Williamsport will sot as grand conductor. The committee is composed of John Agar, C. C. Curtin, E. E. Brown, W. A. Poor-man and Joseph Haberstroh. To the best lady waltzer, G. M. Keller, tbs jeweler, will present a fine silver oup and to the best gentleman waltzer, a finely engraved silver medal. The committee guarantees that no improper characters will be admitted and assure all who attend a good time. Hand-in-Hand Hose Company will give a dress ball in the Armory on Wednesday night with music by the famous Mountain City Orchestra, of Altoona. The Armory will be lighted by electric lamps, and the decorations, while net the Harpe aa ob the occasion of the Knights Templar reception, will be magnificent and elaborate, ;