Lock Haven Express (Newspaper) - May 21, 1890, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
oentn NINTH YEAR-NO. 70. LOCK HAVEN, PA., WEDNESDAY. MAY 21. 1890. PRICE-TWO CENTS EVENING EXPRESS suxsuw brothers---publishers CURRENT COMMENT. It is something to be notioed tlut tbe Kansas Farmers' Alliance Convention whioh was to have denounced Senator Iogalls, warmly indorsed him. Bo you oan never be sure what will take place. Gilbert and SullvaS, who have given the music-loving public mora enjoyable comic operas than any other two men;that ever llred, hare quarreled and patted. The public will be the greatest sufferers. Another life sacrificed to the didn't-know-it-waa-loaded gun. A prominent man of Syracuse killed by his best friend is the way tbe story reads. When will there ever be an end to thiseareless fooling with firearms ? Mrs. Lakqtbt, having been a failure in England, announoes that she will return to the United States in Angnst It is much easier to impose on Amerioans with bad acting and bad morals than it is to hnmbng her own oonntrymen. Mr. Blaise is reported to have said that Hill will be tbe strongest Democratic candidate for President, and that Depew may be the strongest Republican to name against him. He has nothing to say about one Qrover Cleveland, nor about himself. The Rev. Dr. Meredith appealed to bis New York congregation to put dollars and half dollars in tbe contribution box instead of pennies. He stated that on one Sunday 900 cents were dropped, and it was not a - good Sunday for pennies either. And now we are told that tbe school 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 tbe fact that journalist* cannot be made to order like book-keepers. Senator Quay denies tbe truth of tbe interview attributed to him on Saturday, in which be discussed tbe Gubernatorial candidates. He said be bad not indorsed any candidate for Governor and had not interfered in any way in the contest. He bad not talked at all on Pennsylvania politics for publication. It is gratifying to know that the United States Government has at last made up its mind to pay the honest bills for work honestly performed on its war vessels by tbat stoat old builder, John Roaeh. If tbe Democrats who drove John Roaoh out of business into bankruptcy, despondency and death bad remained in power, this bill wonld have never been paid. But tbe Republican party believes in paying the nation's just debts._ A Story of Three Tramps. A Williamsport boy named Harry Sloan left hl� home a few days ago, and his whereabouts were unknown until he returned Monday evening, when be stated that three tramps had coaxed him to" go with them. The boy says tbat he fell in with tbe tramps, who were but lately discharged from the Lock Haven jail, and allowed them to ooax him in their oom-pany, and he has been wandering about with them since. The tramps bad been placed in jail in Look Haven, be ssys, for knocking down a brakeman, and when released, came through here and met him. They were at Suobnry on Sunday evening and had just started toward Muaoy to rob an old man wbom they had beard of there as having a large amount of money in his possession. This soared the boy and be came bom* and told his father of it, who brought him to the police station to see if his information would be of any value to them. Young Sloan lost bis watch,which he bad when be disappeared and which he says was taken by bis older companions. The Williamsport papers say the authorities of Williamsport have written to this oity for particulars, but when a representative of the Express inquired at police headquarters this morning whether any information had been asked for he was informed that nothing hsd been received from Williamsport. Chief Chatham said that likely In three or four days from this time he wonld receive an Inquiry from Williamsport and by tbat time the tramps wonld be in Kansas. READY FOR THE VOTE TO-DAY The Eepublicans How Beady to Pass tbe KcKinley Bill. THE SUGAfi SCHEDULE UNCHANGED The three souvenir editions of the Express will be mailed free to any address for ten cents. Leave orders at tbe business office. PERSONAL pstwcii.ik8s. Miss Joaie Reeser arrived at borne this morning from Larned, Kansas. E. B. Shoemaker left tbis morning tor 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, at tbe Irvin House. William Webb, who has been employed at tbe furniture faotory at Emporium for some time past, is home on a visit to relatives and friends. Orange Holmes, who was so badly injured at Lovelend'a planing mill a short time since, has recovered so far from bis injuries as to be out on the streets. BXoK'olcj Secures the Adoption of a Number of Amendment.-Other Propositions for Chang** Rejected-A Massschnsets Democrat Loses Bis Head and Throws the Hons* Into Confusion. Washinoton, May 20.-The Senate today considered the bill permitting each State to regulate the liquor traffic within its own border. The bill went over without action. Tbe Senate considered the resolutions offered by Senator Cameron in respeot to the memory of the late Representative William D. Kelly, of Pennsylvania. Remarks in eulogy of tbe obsraoter and publio services of Mr. Kelly were made by Senators Cameron, Morrill, Reagan, Sherman, Hawley and Daniels. At t'ie olose of the eulogy the Senate as a further mark of respect to his memory, adjourned. the tabifv debate. In the Tariff debate in tbe House to-day mnoh time was devoted to the discussion of the smendment proposed by Mr. Mo-Kenns, of California, to the sugar schedule restoring the duty on that artiole. MoKenna ssid his 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 speeohes followed, and, Mc-Kinley, of Ohio, elosed the debate by an argument in support of the sugar schedule of the bill. The amendment waa rejected 134 to 115. Eleven Republicans voted with tbe Democrats in the affirmative. Breokenridge, of Kentucky, moved to reduce the duty on hewn, pressed or polished free atone, granite, sand stone or other building or monumental stone except msrble, not otherwise provided for, from 40 to 30 per cent, advalorem. Rejected. ASfENDMKNTS ADOPTED. On motion of MoKinley amendments were adopted reducing from 14 to 11 cents per cubic foot tbe duty on unmanufactured or undressed free stone, granite, sandstone or other building or monumental stone except marble, not otherwise provided for, and from 50 to 40 per cent, on hewn, dressed or polished stone of the ssme character. Also an amendment fixing the duty on sweet chocolate at three cents a pound. Also an amendment changing tbe duty on steel ingots valued above 16 cents a pound from 45 per cent, ad-valorem to 7 cents a pound. Also fixing the duty of 15 per cent, ad valorem on white paper for photographs. Also placing on the free list tbe 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 guns valued at not more than $12 at 35 per cent; valued at more than (12, 40 per cent.; pistols and revolving pistols, 35 per cent. the house in conkus-on. Tbe House was in a great dssl of confusion amidst whioh the Chair put the question on the amendment and declared it carried, but Walker, of Massachusetts, was lood In bis protest, claiming tbat he was entitled to the floor, having addressed the Chair for recognition in order to oppose the amendment. He was very earnest in his protest, and was londly applauded by tbe Democrats. McKinley ashed consent tbst the gentleman from Massachusetts be allowed to proceed, but Walker declined to be heard on any man's permission, but tbat he should be recognized on bis own right or not stall. Tbe Chairman saying that there waa no occasion for any feeling, recognized Walker, who said tbat the Ways and Means Committee had come to a point where the ways divided, and instead of protecting American industries, it bad come to tbe point where it was striking them down. If tbe amendments were adopted within five years, tbe business of manufacturing fire arms in this country would be destroyed. The amendment was agreed to 171 to 21. MoKinley offered an amendment taking bristles from the free list and fixing tbe duty upon them at ten cents per ponnd. Adopted. Tbe amendment imposing a tax of G cents a gallon on alcohol used in the manu faotorn of vinegar, and putting tbat manufacture under the superintendenoy of a Commission of Internal Revenue was adopted. kise op the committee. Then MoKinley moved tbat tbe committee rise, but this motion was opposed by the Democrats, reinforced by many Republicans. The chairman declared tLo motion carried on a division, and thereupon there were vociferous demands for tellers. McKinley asked tbat unanimous consent be given for the gentleman to print tbe amendment in tbe Jkcord, i Henderson, of Iowa.-Whs: good does that do. I offered an amendment yesterday restoring the present duty on wool and woolens, and I want to vote on it. I.Applause on the Democratic side.] Tellers were ordered and the motion to rise wss agreed to SI to 44 amid a great deal of confusion, and then the House at 11:30 p. m- adjourned. BASE BALL RECORD. The Three Organizations and Their Stand-ins to Data. national league. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 7, Chicago 3. plater's league. Brooklyn-Brooklyn 8, Buffalo 3. Philadelphia-Philadelphia 5, Cleveland 2. Standing: of the Clubs. national league. Won. Lost. 'Cleveland.......7 9 New York........10 11 Pittsburg-______8 11 Boston.............9 13 Won. Lost. Philadelphia...!:; s Chicago.......,..v0 8 Cincinnati.......II 9 Brooklyn.........10 9 platers league. Won. Lost. Plttsbn^e---------8 10 New York........9 11 Cleveland*.... Buffalo.......... Won. Lost-I Brooklyn.........11 9 Boston..............13 9 Chicago............11 8 Philadelphia...!! 10 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost. Rochester......,17 7 Athletic.....--14 7 Louisville........13 10 St. Louis..........11 12 . 7 10 .. 5 11 Won. Lost. Toledo.......--9 10 Syracuse..........10 12 Columbus..�-10 11 Brooklyn......... 4 16 Hied of Blood Poisoning. The Benovo JVrwssaye: John Bookman, a nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bookman, of Thirteenth street, died at the home of bis parents atone o'clock Tuesday morning. The little fellow, with several companions, was playing inSpang-ler's mill at Seventeenth street, on Friday evening, and one of tbe boys pushed him against a large circular saw, whioh cnt a round, deep out in his left leg, near the knee. The injury was very painful, but reaching home, he neglected to inform his parents of tbe accident and bonnd the wound up roughly himself. Tbe failure to give the injured limb proper surgical attention, aggravated the wound and in a short time it beoame so painful that on the following day tbe boy could no longer endure the suspense and told bis parents of tbe nature of the accident. Dr. Weymouth was summoned, who found him suffering from blood poisoning. Tbe services of the surgeon were called too late to give relief, bow-ever, and the sufferings of little John increased until death ensued. Perils of the Deep. New York, May 20.-Tbe British fri-gate steamer Beacon Light, from Shields, England, arrived to-day and reports a most thrilling experience of collision with a gigantio iceberg. At midnight of the 13th the vessel wss 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 direotly before tbe vessel. Tbe vessel struck the mass of ice a glancing blow, breaking in tbe bow. Masses of ico tumbled down and Btove in tbe forecastle. Tbe steamer scraped along a submerged part of the iceberg. It looked as tboagb tbe vessel and all would go down, but tbe damage was not as bad as expected. She finally reached this port to-day. The berg was 90 feet high and GOO feet long. The Board of Pardons. Habhisbuko, May 20.-Several oases were considered by the Board of Pardons to-dsy. Pardons were granted Franklin D. Riohter, Franklin county, rape, and John Shroud, Allegheny, larceny. These cases were refusod: Edward C. Loveland, Clinton, abortion; William Lougbery, Allegheny, assault and battery; Abraham Buzzard, Lancaster, burglary and breaking jail. Tbe case of Charles Hannon, Allegheny county, murder, was continued, and that of John W. Rudy, Lanoaster, murder, was held onder advisoment as were several others. _ . Richard Is Now a Congresarnan. Philadelphia, May 20.-A special election was held in tbe Third Congressional distriot to day to fill tbe vacanoy oaused by the death of Samuel J. Randall. Riohard Vaux, Democrat, was elected practically without opposition, tbe only other oandidate being Hiram Dewalt, who was put In nomination by tbe Prohibitionists. Tbe total vote was Vsux, 8,001; scattering 543, of whioh Dewalt, Prohibitionist, received 47 votes. Purchased the Furniture. P. P. Rittman has purohased tbe furniture used by tbe Normal bohool at tbe Montour House and will sell or rent tbe same on reasonable terms. Railroad Officials Traveling. A special train having on board officials of tbe Pennsylvania Railroad passed through this city this morning about 7:30, bound for Erie. To be sure of securing souvenir editions of tbe Expbbess next week order In ad vanoe. Only 10 cents for tbe three num bers mailed to any address. THE ECHOS OF TOWN TALK I PUNGEICT POT POUJtBI. Local'.Items Taken Trom Our Beporter's Note Book. HAPPENINGS SEEK BY THE EXPRESS Stabbing Aflray-The Firemen'ft Balls-Assessment Completed-The Decorators at Work-The Advsntiits Camp Meeting-Donations Wanted-The High School Commencement- A fracas ooourcd in the First ward last eveniDg which resulted In a man named John Keller, an employe of the Look Haven Nail Company being stabbed by an an Italian named Frank Tomino, who keeps a fruit stand and oonfactionary at the corner of Henderson and Railroad streets. The affair grew out of the breaking of a pane of glass in Toroino's window accidentally as is claimed, by those who were concerned in the affair. Keller was stabbed in tbe back under the right shoulder and is now lying at tho house of Mrs. Susan Brumbach, Railroad street, where he boards. Dr. MoGiiinis was called to attend tbe injured man, and officers Keller and Kane arrested Tomino. He was taken before Alderman Noble, where he enterad bail for his appearance at a hearing this afternoon. The Decorators at Work. Yesterday afternoon the professional deoora&fe who are here to pjt the oity in holiday attire for the oonclave next week, began work upon buildings on Maiu and Water streets, and are making good progress. The decorations are handsome and the indications are tbat by Saturday night the town will be profusely decorated. Everybody seems to be enthused with the idea of doing something in honor of the ocoasion, and there is a thrill of excitement throughout the entire city in~anticipation of the arrival of the Sir Knights next Monday. The Adventlsts Camp Sleeting. Next Monday morning the erection of tents for the Advent'uts camp meeting will commence. Tent poles and lumber are being delivered on the grounds near the passeDger station of tbo Beech Creek railroad to-day. A connection with the water main is also being made and tho campers will be assured of a supply of good, pure water. Public services will be held on the camp ground in the big tout on Tuesday evening. The meeting will continue until June 10. Donations Wanted. The \V. C. T. U. of Look Haven appeals to tbe people of tho city and throughout the county for donations of ham, bread, butter, sugar, eggs, pickles, cheese, coffee, or money, as they expect to servo lunobes during the conclave. A committee of ladies will be at the room, over Hilton's drug store, all of Saturday, after 8 o'clock a. m., to reooive contributions- Cream or milk should be sent to tho room each morning of the conolave. w. c. T. u. Bobbed or Three Hundred Dollar*. A man accompanied by bis wife and ono ohid were about to board a train at Tyrone last night for Now York, from whence they expected to sail for Ireland. As the woman was stopping aboard the train her pocket book containing $300, all the money they had was stolen. The thief escaped and tbe trip to Ireland was postponed inde&mtely. The High School Commencement. Tbo commencement exercises of tho Lock Haven High School will bo held in the Opera Houso on Friday evening. The price of admission will bo tho samo as herotofofore, 20 ocnta. Tickets may be obtained and seats reserved to-morrow at Seltzer & Rhymestine's book store. Accommodations for the People. A now Icttor box was placed on tho lamp post at the corner of Fairvicw street and Summit Avenue yesterday afternoon. The people who reside in that section of the oity will greatly appreciate the convenience. Blver News. The river rose steadily last night and this forenoon, and at noon had passod the six foot mark. The raise is cauBed by floods in Sinnemaboning and Kettle Creeks as there is no flood at Clearfield. Joint Moetlng. A meeting of Christian ladies will be held tomorrow afternoon iu tho rooms of the W. C. T. U. over Hilton's drug store, at 3 o'clock. A full attendance is requested. Specie] Drill. The special drill of Company H will be continued every Friday night until the company goes into camp-on tho 10'Lh of July. Tbo rogular drill ia im Tuesday nights. Special Mettlnfr of Council. A speoial meeting of Cily Couuoil was held last night. Tbero was but little business to transact and the session was of short duration. A Miscellaneous Mixture of Seas* and Mo sense Scissored and Scribbled. There are no leaves on but year's trees. No birds m last year's nest, No girls In last year's hammocks yet, Ha coins la last year's vest. A seal-tint stocking lends refinement to a foot. Strawberries twenty cents a box. The latest eyeglass has a horsehair bridge. Some dudes wear black underwear. It must be a doubly severe affliction far a fellow to have a boil on the back of his neok when he has arrived at tbs bnggfag stage of courtship. 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. The summer styles in derbies neglect the middle-aged men. Lime juice is lovely on s salad. The fellow who escaped a cold all winter is now laid up. Some men's heads are so soft that a shadow from a brick wall will prodaoe a concussion of the brain. Tbe pest bananas are buttered, sugared, lemon-juiced and baked. White is used in summer gowns where- ever possible. The shad trade is about to retire innocuous desuetude. into All our painters are busy and are laying on tbe colors lively. The amount of brandy taken by some men is out of all proportion to the size of the eolio they are entertaining. The money seems to go where the pins used to. Sashes will be worn with ladies' boiled shirts. Reversible bonnets have no strings. The girl 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 tbat tbe days are setting longer some of the laboring men are on a strike to make shorter. Yon can stave off a troublesome creditor and even procrastinate hnnger somewhat by tightening tbe belt, but you can't shirk a sneeze. No matter how a woman's band is squeezed inta her kid gloves, in almost every case she declares they are "a mile too big for her." Some men are born great; but tbe 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 seldom wakes any good hits. Wearing his hat on tbe back of bis head is one of the ways in which a young man can 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 tbe time is generally of a cheerfull disposition himself, but be makes the whole neighborhood sad, ~ * Tbe gseat advantage of good breeding Is that it makes the fools endurable. It is singleness of motive, not of action, that makes true simplicity of life. Tbe most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness. Genuine grief is like penitence, not olamorous but subdued. Misfortune may make ns proud; suffering makes us bumble. Vice in the young Alls as with horror; in the old, witb disgust. There are sunshades and parasols now for every occasion. Suoh a variety has never been seen sinoe the artiole was invented. If the girls of tbs period who have the biggest heads wore tbe biggest bats, what a remarkable sight tbey would present, to be sure. Every business house should be represented in some manner in tbe souvenir editions of tbe Express next week. THE RECENT HEAVY RAIN. Great Loss by Bain and Washouts in Various Parts of the State. KAHT BAILBOaOS bally DAMAGED The Balnfall la Lumn Coaaty Three sad Oae Half Inehee, ud Very DestmetlTo snoods Oscar-Washoate and Slides Interfere with Xailraad Operatlone-The Storm of Great Severity. WilkSsbarre, May 20.-Tbs unusual heavy rain tbat has been pouring down In this valley for the past two days caused a great deal of damage in this oity and throughout the county. Aooording to tbe government gauge three and one-half inches of rain fall in less than sight boors to-day. All day long the tracks at the foot of tbe bills bare were washed out and covered with dirt and sand, and trains were delayed on all roads. At Sugar Notch, Plymouth, Nanticoke and other places along the line of railroads there were several he*.vy 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 tbs rain was unusually severe, and reports from there this evening are tbat many-of tbe 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 the collieries in the town were obliged to shut down. At Edwsrdaville a boy wss blown into the creek by the high wind snd before aid could reach him he was drowned. washouts and slides. Elsuba, May 20.-The Erie, Fall Brook and Northern Central railroads are having a great deal of trouble with washouts, landslides and high water oaused 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, toad will be olosed two or three dsys perhaps. The Northern Central had a land slide at Canton, and an overflow of gravel at Watkios. severe stobk at susquehanna. Susquehanna, Hay 20.-This place and vioinity waa to day visited by one of the most severe rain storms in its history. Rain fell in torrents from 7. o'clock on Monday evening until 1 o'clock to-day. Richmond's shoe manufactory was torn to pieces and drifted down to the Susquehanna. Basements were flooded, roads cut up and entire farms destroyed. It was feared tbat the Foxhound, seven miles above, wonld break and flood the town, and a coarier was sent to Investigate. The railroad tracks were submerged and suburban bridges carried away. The loss will be large. stopped by a washout. Binghamtoh, May 30.-An excursion train euroote to Soranton, on wbioh were three hundred Red Men and a large number of friends from tbis oity, was stopped at New ttilford, Pa., this morning by a washont on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western. No serious damage was done, but it will require several hours to repair tbe mischief. _ TRAGEDY AT PBII.aDEI.PHIA. A Jealoos Haabaad Shoots Bis Wife Attar Having Taken Poison. Philadelphia, May 20.-Ludwig Mar-quardt, an artist, attempted to murder his wife, Fredericks, this evening, by shooting her seven times, and died shortly afterwards from tbe effects of poison he had evidently taken before attempting his wife's life. Mrs. Marquardt is employed in the fur department of John Wanamak-era'a store, and upon quitting wots, and going to her attic room at No. 336 Crown street, where she boarded, at about 8:30 o'clock, she found there her husband witb whom sbe had not been living for tbe past five weeks. Sbe says tbat when sbe entered tbe room be palled a revolver from his pocket and pointed it at her. Sbe begged him not to shoot, and promised to live with him again. Not heeding her entreaties Marquardt got between his wifs and the door so as to prevent her from escaping, and began Bring at her. He "emptied the revolver and several of the shots took effect in the woman's face and left arm. Marqnarpt was arrested bat he bad evidently taken poison before his wife reached her room, as he died in agony a few minutes after being taken into custody. The woman's injuries are serious but not necessarily fatal. Jealousy was tbe supposed cause. --- --1 Leave orders for your handsome eight-page soovenir editions of the Express to bo printed, Lext Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Will be for sale at tbis office or of newsboys at 2 cents a oopy. Parties desirous of remembering out of town acquaintances oan have tbe series mailed free for ten cents 07 leaving their names with us. Subscribers will be served witb this edition in Ilea of the regular Expbess, HYBRID BANK VOTES. Oao or them Return* to the Tieaaarr asat ' tava Other tsat Ijawe. '* From the Baltimore Sun. There was received at the 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 wi a ISO note or a (10 note, just aooording to which aide was op, for, by soma remarkable-mistake, the one side was printed witb the figures and device of a *20 b31, while the other bad all the figures and devices of a tan. The note was returned to the Treasury by tbe cashier Of the Fir* "Washington National Bank of Jersey City, who sent it with a rather sarcastic note, Intimating that his Dank was not going into tire'freak business, and added tbat as the Treasury had counted that bill for W0, nb1 would trouble tbem to send him an ordinary 130 note. The affair created * seriaatJoni for no one had ever seen such a wonderful bote before. The matter was rararrstt-ii? the Department of Issue; from whioh tWnote had been sent out to the Jersey Oity'oank. � The mistake was' promptly corrected" and an immediate investigation Was bagW. A oonsultatlon was held wfttfOsaeral Meredith, the chief of the Boreso ot� tEn-graving and Printing. He wasi at Tfirst thunderstruck, Vat his ' amassment soon gave away to intense alarm at ths'pa1r�bls evidence of some glaring OTeislgbt'eome-where. The bureau is considered a marvel ' of perfect surveillance and oontfhtialeneok and oounter cheek on every llttfe1 detail. This mistake having occurred In one hots it moat have occurred in more.' AH bank � notes an printed In blocks of fonrbn'one sheet and 290 sheets Is one bundle, so that there are always a thousand notes worked off at one printing. The thongnt^'nited to him that possibly the banks might be flooded with 'these hybrids, wtfoh^tmld mean disgrace and ridicule on his adniinis-tration. " " ' ' � ' A particularly aggravating feature Was the faot that Mr. Graves, General Meredith's immediate predecessor;'bad been in tbe Treasury when the mistake was' re- -ported and had learned all about It.' The Investigation was proseented with vigor, and yesterday Gen. Meredith found the cause of tbe 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 thiB case, three tens and a twenty. It was an easy task to learn just when tbis bundle had been printed and by which plate printers. They were examined, and It was developed tbat one sheet of four notes, 'after having been printed on one side hsd fallen off the bundle to the floor. The assistant who picked it up, by some unfortunate oversight, tamed the sheet upside down when she placed it on the bundle. ^ The rest Is easily understood. ~* Tbis . sheet was printed on the second slde^ with a 20-face on the reverse of a 10,' and one of the three' 10-faces on tbe reverse tof the one 20 of tbe steel. Hence, there'were two "10 20s" iu the lot Thus the' mistake was oorrected. But no goW explanation was offered, or oan be offered, why these two bills, passing through a soon of hands, each one of whom is supposed^ to examine every bill most carefully! should not have been discovered. Every'person in tbe bureau who bandies a note is held responsible in tbe atrloteat way, and 1, ia^ almost inoredible that none of these people should have discovered the mistake. In .tbe Department of Issue there' are not leas than six counters, whose business ft has been for years to oount the notes .before issuing them to the banks. They, are considered the most expert counters In tho world, and yet all six of these wonderful experts allowed such a bill to pass through . their hands'. No trace has yet been found of tbe second hybrid, so that it must be wandering around the Montry;"' The Treasury Department ia anxiousjy.^waiting to hear from It. The two � notes will , be kept in the Treasurer's offloe as.;rare cariosities. ,-..��.; The FLrtruea's Balls. Among tbe interesting event* of next week ere the Firemen's balls w hash. will sttrsot tbs attention of all loverS^Dfuano. ing. ''*iv .:.'.- Tbe Ninth Annual Dress Bsil of Hope Hose Company will be given oa Tuesday evening in Scott's Baser, whWb Willi be handsomely decorated for the occasion. The musio will be furnished by Get mania oroheetra and Mr. Charles Kast, of WIU liamaport will aot aa grand owdnotor. The committee is composed of John Agar, C. C. Curtin, E. E. Brown, W. A. Poor-man and Joseph Haberstroh.' To the best lady waltxer, G. M. Keller, the jeweler, will present a fine silver cup and to tbe best gentleman waltxer, a finely engraved silver medal. Tbe committee guarantees that no improper characters will be admit, ted and assure all who attend a good time; Hand-in-Hand Hose Company will give a dress ball, in the Armory on Wed need sy night with mask) by the famous Mountain : City Orchestra, of Altoooa. The,Armory, will be lighted by eleotrio lamps,, ai^d the decorations, while not the same aa'on'iha occasion of the EutghteTe^sOarresepakm, will be magnifloent and elabgrate, '