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Helena, Montana, Thursday, September 5, 1889. No. 41 <f H. c ijjcfltlylfj eralil. fl E. FISK D. W. FISK ft. J. FISK. Publisher» and Proprietor». Largest Circulation of any Paper in Montana Rates ot Subscription. WEEK LY °HERA LD : One Year. (In nthanee).............................S3 00 Hti Months, (In advance)............................... 1 75 Three Months, (in advance)........................... 1 00 \V hen not paid for In advance the rate will be y.iur Dollars peryeaii Postage, in all cases, Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: CMtyShibBcribers.delivered by carrier 81.00a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)................. 89 00 Pix Months, by mail, (in advance)............... 5 00 Three Months, by mail, (in advance)........... 2 50 If not paid in advance. 812 per annum. Entered at the PostoHice at Helena as second class matter.] S#-All communications should tie addressed to F1HK BROS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. the ranchman's daughter. She seems indead the child of grace. With perfect form and witching face In which no vanity I trace Beyond the arts that nature taught her ; And very modest, good, and kind Is this sweet maiden to my mind, And not a fault is there to find In the ranchman's pretty daughter. She rides her horse with perfect ease, Can kill a deer when'er she please, And knows the names of flowers and trees. And sings the songs sweet birds have taught her; The fiBli all come to seize bei hook, She takes the finest in the brook. And now my heart is also took By the ranchman's pre'ty daughter. She rules the kitchen like a queen And keeps the house so neat and clean There's not a cobweb to be seen. So swift the hands that never falter. Her voice, clear as a matin liell ; Her lips as sweet as honey ; well, There's lots more things I'd like to tell Of the ranchman's pretty daughter. I am to claim her mine some day And take her miles and miles away, To my fair home upon the bay. Across the ocean's waste of water. And then with gems IM deck her brow ADd worship her as I do now. The ranchman's pretty daughter. the victory. In n dark wood met Love and Hate one day. Love bore a lily in her hand, end there, Between her white breasts, lay a whiter dove. Oh ! she was youthful, tender, sweet, and fair. With a soft smi e moving her childish lips, And soft inquiry looking Irom her eyes, Whose limpid depths seemed like two azure wells Where piteous fountains could the instant rise. Hate was dark-browed, and blatk was her attire; Her ebon locks dropped heavy to her knees. Her hands were strong and fierce, her wrists were strong; Her black, full glance was enemy to peace. Most powerful—of a mighty frame was she— She did not stoop beneath the branching wood, But beat it back witli haughtiest disdain, As one ruled by a wild,o'er-conqueiing mood. And Hate saw Love come down the woodland path. And all her veins ran as with molten fire. "Now will I spurn the weakling men name Love," Said hate in the hot heat of mad desire. And Love saw Hate and sweetly smiled on her, And lifted from lier bosom the white dove And whispering kissed it. and it flew In fluttering rings about them and above. And, falling, fell npon the dark brown breast Of Hate, while Love stood tremulously near. Her soft eyes lifted in a tender quest Edged with the glitter of a shining tear. And Hate loved Love that moment and fell down Before her in that shadowy forest way And kissed her garment's hem, and meekly owned Herself Love's hard-won subject from that day. __ lie Happy« Put away the evil thought That rankles in thy breast; Go. bury it, and cherish nought That so disturbs thy rest. AVliat matters it if there be ill, If storms sweep o'er the sea; 'Twas never meant that you should fill Y'our heart with misery. 'Tis sunshine in this world we want; 'Tie laughter and not tears; And heaven is ready e'er to grant A solace for our fears. Still more of trust and more of love, And less of unbelief; For as the sun shines from above God shineth on oar grief. This is God's world and we are His; He loves us ss His own; Why choose we pain instead of bliss, And for His bread a stone ? The evil thougnt then put away, And cherlrh it no more; Let God's sweet love come in to-day And lock thy bosom's door. '1 he Flight of Shadows. Oh, turn not your back from the sunshine, Nor cast your eyes on ti e ground; For thus you will only be noting The shadows that lie all around; Lift upward your face toward heaven, Gaze into the day's rosy light; While reveling in its warm brightness, The shadows, forgotten, take flight. What though overhead clouds are hovering, Concealing night's fathomless scene; The stars are all there in their splendor. Pierce through the mist veiling between; We know what Ineffable sweetness The hard, bitter bud may contain, Yet wait with marvelous patience Its ripening through sunshine and rain. How many a trinl has proven A blessing instead of a curse; And never has anything happened But Dos-dbly might have been worse. Then heed not misleading appearance, Give substancelees shadows no room; With eyes firmly fixed on the brightness You'll never perceive there is gloom. Eternal Fitness. A sailor for sea. And a spinster for tea, i lawyer for talk and a soldier for fighting; A baby for noise. And a circus for boys, . tnd a typewriter man to do autograph writing. A banker for chink And a printer for ink, 1 leopard for spots, ant! a wafer for sticking, A crack baseball finger, An opera singer, . i shotgun, a mule, and a choir for kicking. None Required. [Detroit Free Press.] u and I play mind-reading,'' t little girl as they stood at the replied the second. ?" mamma doesn't want me to, I know all what is going on ou've got a new hif©d r is having an old dress made sister's beau has gone back on ir father stayed out all night ght." /tz : H\ m -.3 :& m a 1 / 9 - * ^ M Y. .. ■' FRANCIS E. SPINNER. The Venerable Ex-United States Treasurer. Writing to a friend recently General Francis E. Spinner said; "I shall probably soon make my bow to the denizens of this world and depart." Few public servants have been as beloved of the people as the man whose odd signature characterized treasury notes for fourteen loDg years; and not a reader but will be saddened by the news that the dear old man is suffering from a cancer on his face, at Pablo Beach, Florida, and is nearing his end Francis E. Spinner was bom at Mohawk, German Flats, New York, in January, 1802. He was the son of a German clergyman. At an early age he learned something of the confectioner's art at Albany, and of harness making at Amsterdam, and was only twenty-two when he opened a store at Herkimer. When about twenty seven he was appointed deputy-sberifl of Herkimer County, an office he held six years. He was elected sheriff in 1834. The same year he was made major-general of the Third Division of Artillery, a promotion due to his activity in millitary matters. In 1838 he was appointed one of the Commission ers for building the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica. The next year he became cashier of the Mohawk Valley Bank. He con tinued to be connected with that institu tion, part of the time as its president, for twenty years. In 1845 he was appointed Auditor and Deputy Naval Officer of the Port of New York, an office he held four years. He was elected to Congress in 1854 on the Democratic ticket. At the next election he was re-elected on the Republi can ticket and again in 1858. His ap pointment as Treasurer ot the United States was made in March, 1861. He has held no public position since his retire ment from that office. m - s-yezt* y^Jr.V^/üfiîr //. s ANTON RUBINSTEIN. A Musician Known and Honored Everywhere. The Czar has sent a message to Anton Rubinstein, pianist and composer, con gratulating him upon the approaching jubilee of his musical career. His majesty has also sanctioned a public subscription for a testimonial to the great musician. Rubinstein has countless admirers in the United 8tates, who are cordially interested in the news of his well earned good fortune. The great musician is a Russian Jew. He was born at Wechwotynetz on Novem ber 30, 1830. At an early age he was taken to Moscow, where he studied the piano under Alexis Villoing. He was only eight years old when he made his first ap pearance in public, and when he was under ten his teacher took him to Paris. There he received lessons and cordial encourage* ment from Liszt. He then visited Eng land, Sweden and Germany. While in Berlin he stuied composition under Dehn. He taught music in Berlin and Vienna for a time, then returned to Russia, where he was appointed pianist to the Grand Duchess Helena, and later, director of the concerts of the Russian Musical Society. In 1868 he visited Paris and London, and in 1873 the United States. Rubinstein is a composer of chamber music, symphonies, operas and oratorios. He is one of the leading musicians of the world an! Alex ander III honors himself in doing him honor. _ __ A Simple Relief For Lung Troubles. [Coco* (Fla.) Spirit.] During a visit to the home of a most estimable lady living on Indian river, tbe editor was told of a discovery that had been made which may prove s boon to sufferers from lung or bronchial troubles. This lady, having heard that there was peculiar virtue in a pillow made from pine straw, and having none of that material at hand, made one from fine, soft pine shav ings, and had the pleasure of noting imme diate benefit. Soon all the members of the household had pine shavings pillows, and it was noticed that all coughs, asth matic or bronchial troubles abated at once after sleeping a few nights on these pillows. An invalid suffering from lung trouble de rived much benefit from sleeping upon'a mattress made from pine shavings. The material is cheap and makes a very pleas ant and comfortable mattress, the odor of the pine permeating the entire room and absorbing or dispelling all unpleasant or objectionable odors. HE WASN'T SORDID. But Martha Was Planted and He Yearned for Another. I had been sitting in the shade of a fence corner for a quarter of an hour when a farmer came along with an ox team and in vited me to ride with him. I was only fairly seated when he said : "Sad thing happened back there about six months ago." "Indeed !" "Yes; that ere blamed off ox shied at a paper in the road and run us into a ditch and tipped the wagon over." "Yes." "Martha was along. Crushed the gizzard right out of her, and she was dead when I picked her up. Funeral cost me $40. I was juU looking at the bill. Had a coffin with six silver-plated handles. Ever lose your wife ?" "Never." "Awful sad thing. Haw there Buck. She had two unmade dresses in the house, which were left on my hands. Guess I'll get shet of them, however—guess I will. Whoa! you yailer ox! Undertaker said we could scrape along with four handles on the coffin, but I told him to make 'em an even half dozen. Feller can't afford to be small about them things. Say, you know what belongs to manners, eh ?" "I hope so." "Guessed you did, even if you are afoot. I want to ask you how long a widower has to wait before taking another. There's no law, yer know, but a sort of custom. Is it a year?" "Some wait a year." "And some only three or six months ?" "I've heard of a second marriage within a week or two." "Too soon—a leetle too soon," he ans wered, as he Btroked his thin whiskers. "Looks too sordid and grasping, you see. Neighbors would probably talk, too. Couldn't complain about six months could they?" "I should think not." "That's twenty-four weeks, or 168 days, you see. Nothing sordid about that, eh? It's coming off next week." "What? Your marriage?" "That's it. Bin engaged five days now, and it's to com off next Wednesday. Her name is Febee. Awful hard to get up airly and keep bustling all day. Had my eye on her ever since the day of the fune ral, but you needn't mind telling it. Folks is gossipy, you know. Git up, you lazy beasts! Say, I want to ask bout another thing. "Well?" "Havn't got.Martha any Tombstone.yet. Have to git one, won't I?" "Why, yes." "If I didn't they'd say I was sordid, wouldn't they?" "They might." "Would you put a lamb or a dove on it?" "That's just as you feel." "Has it got to read: 'Martha, the first and most-beloved wife of Aaron Snyder?' " "Not necessarily." "Kin I jist put on: 'Erected to the mem ory of Martha Snyder, who died April 22, 1888?' " "Why, yes." "And have it quietly taken np and set up and not let on to the other. I see. Nothing sordid about Feebe, but sich things grind, yon know. Do you take the cross road? W T all, good day. Glad we met. Seemed some six months was long enough, but I kinder wanted some outside opinyun. Had six handles, yon remember, but the neighbors might call me sordid and shut us out on quilting bees and corn huskings." The Kansas Solon. Nothing pays so well as behaving your self. There never was a man who did not overwork a willing horse. Many men get rich by doing the work that the other fellows neglect. Some men you can't speak well of, but they hate you if you don't do it. The man who laughs at his own wit never has anything funny to say. The ghosts of the living haunt you more than the ghosts of the dead. Every man ought to be affectionate enough to embrace his opportunities. Some peoDle compute their friendships as they do the interest on their dollars. Don't kick if you owe a bill and can't pay. The kick is coming from the other man. If people who elope could only elope back again, how many more elopements there would be. Do not be unhappy. When unhappy people die they become ghosts and never get to heaven. There is no contempt that will equal the feeling a girl of 16 has for a boy younger than herself. The man who wants to fight will never be peaceful because he can find nothing to fight about. It never takes long to saw wood; it is the time it takes to spit on the handB that delays the man. It is hard to say which is the most dan gerous—a friend with a good memory or a friend with a poor one. The difference between a man and a woman is that one carries all the money and no purse, and the other carries the purse and no money. When it is considered that woman was made after the Lord saw the mistakes that he made in mao, the wonder is that he did not make her more perfect. y A mean man may disguise the fact for a month or two after moving to a new town, but in a few months he will have the same reputation he had in the town he came from. How Did She Know? She was a silent, stern-visaged woman, long past not only her first but her very last youth. She came to the boarding house table regularly three times a day for six months, and never exchanged even the barest courtesies with any one. It was a large boarding house, where each person sat in any vacant seat that was available, and for convenience the proprietors kept the boarders' napkins grouped in the center of the tables. Each had a ring, either belonging to the boarder or loaned by the establishment "Mr. Fill," said the lady one dqy to the landlord, "I wish you would put my nap kin in the sideboard drawer, when I have finished my meal; I don't want it to lie mixed up with all the others—if smells of whiskers '." WILLIAM MARONE. Republican Candidate for Governor or Virginia. William Mahone, the Republican candi date for Governor of Virginia, is a clever party manager and indefatigable worker. He declares the day of Bourbon rule in the Old Dominion is gone and the opportunity of Republican progress and protection has come. Mahone was born in Southampton, Virginia, in 1827, graduated from the Vir ginia Mi itary Institute at the age of twenty, and became a civil engineer and constructor of the Norfolk and Petersburg railroad. He served in the Confederate army having raised and commanded the Sixth Virginia Regiment, and afterwards being promoted to the rank of brigadier general and major-general. At the close of tbe Civil War he returned to his old pursnits, and in a few years became presi dent of a trank line from Norfolk into Tennessee. In State politics be became a Republican and was elected United States Senator for the six years ending March 1887. For some time past he has been chairman of the Virginia Repnblican State Committee. He resides at Petersburg, Virginia. & r:.£ 1 ...... ,. \ - i ■ v "fojr^ m a" S-O ; vy. ml JOHN M. WILSON, Appointed Head ot the Military Academy. John M. Wilson was born in the District of Columbia and was appointed to tha Military Academy from Washington Terri tory. He was graduated from West Point in 1860, and was brevetted second lieu tenant, First Artillery. He wt^ trans ferred to tbe ordnance branch of the service October 9, I860, and back to the First Artillery again in the following Jan uary. Two weeks later he became second lieutenant in the Second Artillery, and in May, first lieutenant. He was made a brevet captain for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Gaines' Mills, Vir ginia, JuDe 27, 1862, and brevet major for gallantry in the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, Jnly 1, 1862. In the same month he was transferred to the Topographical Engineers, and in March, 1863, to the En gineer Corps. In June, 1863, be was made a captain, and from May, 1854, to Angnst, 1865. he was a lieutenant-colonel and as sistant inspector-general in the volunteer service. For faithful and meritorious ser vices during the campaign against Mobile, in March, 1865, he received the brevet of colonel of volnnteers He was brevetted lientenant-colonel April 8, 1865, for gal lantry in the capture of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, Alabama. In August of that year he was relieved as assistant inspector general. In June, 1867, he was made major general in the Engineer Corps, and in March, 1884, he was made lieutenant colonel. On June 1, 1885, he was made Superintendent of Pablic Buildings and Grounds in the District of Colombia, with the rank of colonel, ander the act of March 3, 1873. A Great Editor's Grave. I Louisville Post.] A you pass through Cave Hill cemetery along the avenue that runs just to the northword of the public vaults you will, perhaps, see the grave of George Prentice. You will doubtless be astonished to see it marked by one of the smallest and cheap est pieces of marble to be found in the cemetery. Near to this grave are those of Mrs. Prentice and Clarence Prentice, the sou of George D. I mentioned this to a gentleman who was a friend of the great editor and poet, and who is familiar with the facts connected with the closing year of his life. He said : "When Prentice died there was a notice of only a few lines in the Journal concern ing his death, and nothing like a proper obituary sketch. The paper did not ap pear in monrniDg at all. It was under stood that its proprietors, for some reason, learned that it would injure the circula tion if mach were said concerning the dead journalist. Furthermore, for over fifteen years after Prentice's death his grave was unmarked by any stone whatever. "Prentice died poor. His last days were passed iu a little furnished room in the yard of his son Clare^jæ, who owned a farm near the country place of the late Dr. Staodiford on the Preston street road. His wife died many years before he did." UNCLE SAM'S BOYS. The Next Blue Book Will Contain 170,000 Names. Tbe first blue book was transmitted to the Senate by Alexander Hamilton, Secre tary of the Treasury, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate. The second blue book was sent to the House by Presi dent Jefferson, as he said, in accordance with a suggestion made by him in his last annual message. Some fourteen years elapsed before another blue book was is sued, and then in the year 1816 Congress passed a law requiring the Secretary of State to compile aDd print once every two years "a register of all officers and agents, civil, military and naval, in the service of the United States." This was practically the first register of the present series, and the register has been issued every two years since that date. The period of 73 years covered by these publications has been one of almost constant growth iu the executive branches of the government. Every biennial register contains more names than the preceding one, and the new one to be issued next winter, it is pre dicted, will not destroy the precedent. It is estimated that the new bine book will show that there are between 15,000 and 20,000 persons in this city alone in the employ of the government. The complete roster will probably contain over 170,000 names of employes. This latter number includes tbe postoffice and customs em ployes and the great army of men in all parts of the country who are needed to as sist in keeping in motion the machinery of the government. «•THE NEWEST GAME." W herewith to While Away an Hour on a Rainy Evening. [Arkansaw Traveller.] The newest game takes the form of an in formation party, and is begun by passing to each gentleman a card and to the ladies small pieces of paper, which should be numbered. Those who discover the same Dumber on their card and paper are part ners for the game. Each couple must think of a question, sensible or rediciulons, historical or in re gard to the weather, to be written on the cards, after which the cards are to be gath ered together, and the leader reads each in turn giving a few moments for the part ners to consider the subject and write the answer, which should be read aloud in turn. This where the fun of the game be gins, as many of the answers are exceed ing queen. Those having a correct answer mark their card 10, a wrong answer 0, and if the answer is anywhere near rigbt.it is counted 5. When all are added, prze 3 may be dis tributed as in progressive games for the best and the poorest record. The instructive part of the game is the discussion which follows the questions. The height of Banker Hill Monument is what everybody living near it ought to know, and at an iniormation party held a few evenings ago only one person in a com pany of twenty was sure of the exact number of feet. The Washington Capitol. W T hen Congress and its thonsands of human satellites return to the city in Oc tober they will find the capital tamed round. The great building has been made to face the west. Of coarse it was not lifted bodily on wheels or jackscrews and its face turned toward the vast domain over which it holds sway. That would be too great a feat for the most skillful of modern engineers, even if backed by all the surplus in the Treasury. But an improvement has been made, and will be completed within a few months which makes the west front of the Capitol its most beautiful and impressive facade It is an improvement which transforms the plain and almost diogy west front, that was the rear of the Capitol, to a palace rivaling in grandeur the most famous buildings of the moderns or ancients. Such a transformation is this that in all probability for the last time the President has taken the oath of office ou the eastern piazza If practical convenience and senti mental fitness shall prove stroDger than precedent future Presidents will be inau gurated on the great new terrace which overlooks the city of Washington—will take the oath of office with face toward the broad expanse of territory between the Potomac and the Golden Gate. When Congress and the people see the magic effect wrought by architect and builder, with their hands of grimy loil and their materials of glistening marble, they will be likely to take gentle hold of tbe Goddess ot Liberty herself aud turn her face f'om tbe East to the West. A Ruffian Silenced by a Woman. [Hartford Courant. 1 An incident occnrred on an afternoon train on the Consolidated road the other day that ought to have fonnd its way into print ere this, It has nnmerons lessons. Among the passengers were three sweet and quiet Sisters of Charity io their char acteristic dress. A drunken man, very drunk and annoying, entered the car and sat down beside one of them. He talked persistently, drank from a big bottle that he carried, aud finally stuck his disagree able face repeatedly into the long bonnet of the sister iu a most insulting way. She was evidently much frightened. The con ductor had already been told of the man's conduct, but did nothing. The other pas serais, in true passenger fashion, sat and looked on. No man stirred. Finally a woman, white as a sheet and full of suppressed indignation, got up from her seat and weDt to the rescue. She grabbed the fellow's bottle, wrested it from his hands, and flung it ont of the window, and she took hold of him and after a lively and unassisted struggle got him out of the seat. "I'm no Roman Catholic," she said excitedly to the spectators, "but I can't sit still and see a Sister of Charity insulted." Henry's Hair Invigorator. Mrs. Latewedde—What is this in this black bottle, mamma? Mamma—That ? Oh, that's whisky. I got it to put on a sprain. Mrs. Latewedde—Is that whisky ? It smells just exactly like the stuff that the barber puts on Henry's moustache some times. Mamma—Did you ever see him put it on ? Mrs. Latewedde—N-o, but that is what Henry tells me. -ms JOSEPH G. HUTCHISON. Republican Noninee for Governor of Iowa. Joseph G. Hutchison was born in North umbria county, Pennsylvania, September 11,1840. Ha was graduated at Dickinson seminary, Williamsport, in 1862, aud a few mouths later enlisted in defense of his country as a private iu the 131st Pennsyl vania volunteers. The young soldier par ticipated in the hard service and fierce bat tles of the Army of the Potomac, serving the fall term of his enlistment, and was honorably discharged, bearing the rank of captain. After the war he entered the Union Law school, at Cleveland, Ohio, and upon his graduation removed to Iowa, in 1865, where he made Ottnmwa his resi dence. His experience as a legislator had its beginning in the 18th General Assembly, to which he was elected in the most tri umphant manner. Twice after that he served his connty and his slate in the higher capacity of senator. He was one of the most prominent men of the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22d General Assemblies Upon the election of Mr. Larrabee to the Govern orship, Mr. Hutchison was the almost nnanimous choice of his fellow sénat« rs for the chairmanship of the Committee on Ways and Means, the most important committee of the state legislature. The policy which finds Iowa out of debt, in spite of large ex penditures of fonds for needed state insti tutions, has been vigoronslv supported by Mr. Hutchison, to whom his fellow citizens give most ot the credit due for its success ful employment. W'ÿ m. -S4 m m. net ALBERT DAGGETT. United States Postal Card Contractor. Albert Daggett has secured the contract to furnish postal cards for the government for the four years beginning October 1 next. He is required to make four hundred million a year. The average daily output is a million and a quarter cards. At times the demand run up to sixty million a month, and the department expects the contractor to keep a stock ahead, subject to call, ot about twenty-five million cards. Mr. Daggett's gross receipts for the four years under the contract will be $636,000. Mr. Daggett has assumed a tremendous p.„ce of work. He is a well known politician and man of business, and is abont forty-two years old. In his native place, Troy, he was known as an able political manager before he was twenty-or e. He removed to New York, where be was made a deputy collec tor of internal revenue. When a special investigation was made by the authorities at Washington with regard to the whisky frauds, Daggett's accounts were found to be perfect. Soon after he was appointed un der sheriff of King's connty, in which Brooklyn is situated. His term expired in three years, after which he was elected sheriff, as incombent of this office he initiated legislation at Albany, whereby foreclosures were taken away from private referees and entrusted to the sheriff. The change made him a rich man. He is said to have received over four hundred thou sand dollars in fees and émoluments alooe during his term. After his retirement from the office of sheriff he was given the weighing contract for the port of New York, and this gained him another large fortune said to count up as well as the one he made as sheriff. But his riches took to themselves wings and few away, and in 1880 he went into business unconnected with politics. He has been successful, and feels himself strong enongh to tackle the enormous contract described, to seenre which he outbid seven other bidders. A Haunted House in China. Haunted houses iu China must be de sirable places of residence. The Tientsin Shiahpao reports that not long ago a man named Yang moved into a haunted house which nobody dared to live in, he being ignorant of its character. Daring the first two weeks a gboet, terrible in appearance, made himself visible at night. Yang, being a yonDg man of bravery and having learned the professional ways of taming devils, did not care for it. One night, when be saw the Bpirit nnnsully rampant and he undertook to drive it out, the devil suddenly became a ray of red light and entered into the ground. Yang was great ly surprised at this, and, digging into the ground, found more than 10,000 taels of silver in the place where the spirit had entered. A QUEER BILL. It Was Not a Counterfeit, but it Looked Like it. Among the many incidents of my fifteen years' experience in hunting down coun terfeiters of United States currency, says Detective Greenlees in tbe St. Louis Olobe Democrat , the rarest find was in a small town in Tennessee several years ago. In a country store one day a man showed me a $10 bill—a note on the Third National Bank of Nashville, Tenn.—and remarked that that was a very odd piece of paper currency. I looked at it and saw nothing wrong about it; bnt, on turning the bill over, I found that the denomination was $20 on that side. I then gave the bill the most careful scrutiny, for I had found a rarity, sure enough, bat, moch to my surprise, I learned that it was a genuine bill and not a counterfeit, as the man snppoeed. The fine lines in the lathe work in the engraving showed that it was a genuine bill. After some reflection I solved the apparent mystery of how the bill happened to have the denomination of $10 on one side and $20 on the other very satisfactorily to my own mind. The riddle was explained in this manner: One side of the bill had been printed by the Ameri can Bank Note Company and then it had been sent to Washington City, where the other side was printed by the government. The custom of the government has always been to have the paper money printed in sheets composed of fonr bills, thiee of one denomination and one of the next higher, and arranged one below the other. Thus in the $10 notes a sheet con tains three $10 bills and a $20 bill at the bottom. The Tennes see bank note had been one of a sheet containing three $10 bills and one $20 bill, and they had been printed all right at the establishment of the American Bank Note Company. Bat the particular sheet, in this instance, had by some accident been turned upside down in running off the other side at Washington, placing the $10 impression at the top of the sheet over the $20 end of the plate, making a bill with a denomination of $10 on one side and $20 on the other. Of course the other end of the plate struck off a bill with a $20 on one side and a $10 denomination on the other, bnt the sides reversed from the first named bill. Only one of the bills has been found, and that is the one fonnd by me. The two $10 bills in the middle of the sheet, of course, were, were not changed. I gave the old Tennessean $20 for the bill. It was worn from much usage, and band evidently passed sometimes for $20 and at other times for $10, hat nobody had discovered it before. A few days later 1 was in Nashville, Tenn., and concluded I would have some fan with the ''bill. 1 stepped into the Third National Bank, on which the note was issued, and shoved the bill with the $10 side up, through the gratirrg, and asked for change in silver. The cashier threw the bill down quickly aud gave me the proper change for $10. I said: "See here, you haven't given me the proper change; I gave you a $20 bill." The cashier replied: "Oh, we are too old in the business for anybody to work us." He did not know that I was an officer, and took me for a crook, presumably, who was tryiDg to "work" him. "Give me that bill and I'll show you," I said. He gave me the same bill, and I handed it back to him with the $20 side np. But when he turned it over he saw that it had two denomination. The bank president and all the clerks gathered about to see the two faced bill. 1 then divulged my identity as a United States officer and told the bank president that I thought this was a case that would bear investigation, as I believed that the bank had been issuing spurious bills with $20 designated on the one side and $10 on the other, and had been passing them over the conDter on the $20 side, bnt would only take them in on $10 side, thus making a big profit annually. The bank president protested his inno cence, bnt as he was at a loss to explain the bill he was nonplussed. After I had worried them for some time by pretending to be lieve that something crooked had been go ing on, I made myself known, and there was a general explanation. A Laugh. It is a fallacy that a laugh necessarily implies amusement. It is often, on the contrary, simply a tribute to the unex pected—a tribute partly voluntary, partly involnntary. To take the last first, any shock to the brain demands an instantane ous physical expression. We turn cold when we are frightened, hot when we are angry. We start, we exclaim, we blush, we shriek, we do a variety of things in accordance with the occasion and oar indi vidual peculiarities, bnt there is no form of physical manifestation of mental emotion so common as a laugh, and that the emo tion need not be pleasurable in the smallest degree, may indeed be distinctly painful, every one knows who has had to endure frequent shocks of tbe unexpected and in congruous upon overstrained nerves. Mosquitoes in Missouri. Jamestown (N. Y.) Journal : A James town man in Missouri sends home the fol lowing in a letter, which is evidence that he may some day migrate to a worse place than Missouri: "They have changed the time so that the trains run in the daytime now, so we get the eaetern mail at 10 a. m. They had to qnit running nights beemse the mosquitoes were so thick that the lo comotive wheels slipped on tbe rails, aDd tbe largest ones would catch lightning bugs and flag the trains and stop them, so that they could get in and kill the passen gers. The bo vs np at tbe mills tell me that they have to take an ax to cut a hole through the scum on the water to get a drink. I don't know if this is true or not as I don't drink water." Steel Cars. A correspondent of the New York Tri bune writes: "No wooden craft of any account disgraces this enlightened age in carrying hnman beings across the ocean Steel vessels have superseded the old style' fleets of wood. Why should not steel vehicles do the transportation of human beings across the continent and from place to place? Steel cars, properly conducted, of course, would have, all tbs advantages of wooden cars without any of their defects. In the first place, the steel car wouid be incomparably stronger in case of accidents. It would be at the same time fire-proof, and as a matter of economy in tbe man agement of railroads, it woold be lighter and far more durable than one of the pres ent cars "