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THE NASHVILLE GLOP.E, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1908.
w. ViL,U. Contractor, Builder and Practical Bricklayer lie has always Wen able to please the home folks, lie has contracted ior ami erected some of the most substantial buildings in the city. FOK Al l, orili n INFOKMATION APTLY AT Rooms 1 and Napier Court. TELEPHONE U- ' ; i v3 r i WE will give this pmranteed GOLD rlLlhl) I lMi. sot w.tn a line nr ' of our rolled plated secret locket and cliam to any one sol hi k 18 in liy . ticlts at 10 cents each. We truM you. Send your n.m.e and a ddress and w iU in, u the articles. You can sell them very easily. W hen sold send us $l.S0 and w e s ill lor ward premiums immediately. i li. x. mMTLOCK. & CO., 304 Thirteenth Avenue, North, PLACE VOUR NKXT OUDEtt WITH J. D. MARTIN, HAY, COUX, OATS, It It AN, ETC., TELKIMIONK 10U7, Nashville, I. L. MOORE. PHONES OFK1CK, Main 20:i lies. Mai lHO'.l-'.V T. CLAY SYiOORE $: CO., LICENSED Real Eslais and Loan Sgenis. Renting, B-rlr.g and Selling Properly a Specially FOR ANY PLACIi YOU YAt SHE US. 428 Fifth Ave., N., ( Pythian Temple) Nashville, Tcnn. r COMPANY Successors to F L. DUFFY & CO. is now niiii'A H) rri:M 11 mm WOOD AND COAL IN LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES Now is the time to take ad vantage of the Summer low prices and Save Money. Send in your order at once. TKWmS TO fSUIT. W. G. SLAUGHTER, ftlanager. IT Hi 1.1 VIIHkli K4 TOKV S T U K K T xml Mill . c. ( isOv iM;. : : : The detectives l(!!T;t"l tltcir man; Wn nindo no attempt to deny the early Tuesday morning in a Inrn on ; slir.oiin';. and would male no state Third avenue, North, and j-urrounded ! m nt regard in;; it. Howell, who is at the building. As soon as Shelton ! t!"1 City Hospital, is doins well and found that he was in the toil-i he sur- vill lecover. rendered r.nd wp taken to tlie police - station, where charges of an assault, .Mrs. .Ma.ty H. 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T(ili')!i!!ii 5!iiin 17 IS. dangerously ill for several days, is improving. REDEEMING DAMAGED MONEY. P,i.:zlcs Mrs. Amanda E. Drown is Ever Solving. from the New York Sun. For twenty years Mrs. Amanda E. Crown Ins been identifier in chief of damaged currency for this Govern ment. To her skill scores of banks and hundreds of business firms and of private individuals including foolish women owe their receipt of crisp new bills in exchange for little heaps of hopeless looking shreds and patches. Mrs. Urown's desk is directly under the light of a north window on the iramnd Moor of the Treasury Build ing at Washington. In its pigeon-P-oles and compartments are official looking manila envelopes and a few boxes, each of which contains a (as? that is, some fragments rf alleged money. The tools of her work lie before lit r several fine steel scrlpols, a four-inch magnifying glass, nn! a half huh thick piece of plate dass the exact s-ize of a bank note and ruled off in fifty equal squares. As the repoiter sat beside her the other day she spread a sheet of stout manila paper before her. picked up one of tho boxes and emptied out ten or twelve charred pieces of paper ranging fiom bits about a quarter of an. inch square to a couple of pieces contain ir.g a square imh or a little more. They looked absolutely blank at first. They might have been any pieces of burned paper. Mrs. Brown did not handle them with her lingers, but with marvellous deli-. arv of touch separated them with the scalpel till they lay spread out upon the manila sheet. Then she handed the magnifying glass to the reporter, indicated one of the larger fragments and intimated that it showed the word "dollars" and a figure or design found only on United States twenty dollar notes. 'This is the case of the burning of a store building." said Mrs. Brown. -We received this box, about four by six inches in size, full of charred pieces accompanied by a letter stating that in it were the remains of $C5 two twenties, two tens and a five. "When I first turned the contents out it seemed as if there was nothing but mere burned paper. But I care fully sorted it until I discovered these fragments of currency. "You know it is an easy matter, at lrat for the experienced eye, to dis criminate between burned money and anv other burned paper. Currency is made of the bett linen paper, espe cially manufactured for the Govern ment. When burned it looks almost like burned linen cloth and can be separated at once from ordinary paper. "After I had identified these frag ments as money I gave them several laths in acid, which brought out trnee-- of the engraving. I have not finished the case yet. but the identifi cation of ouo twenty dollar note is now -rartically certain. "As th:.' tra'riucnt contains less than two-fifths of the original size of the note, the person having it redeemed will 'be required to make affidavit to the circumstances of its loss. He will ihui receive one-half the face value of ti.e note. In that way, you see, the Gou-rnmcnt is protected against re deeming the same note twice for full valn. Oh, ve:-, such attempts are oft n emlo li.tcdly made, but owing to the , t: .-! lions taken they do not sue ;((d." At this moment a hank messenger apiini'td at the wicket near by and .; d (i in two envelopes and some of-rcp--l li- s. yiss Brown took out the onteets of the lust envelope. It lev. d to le -well, call it. a five dollar .ill with a -tip) of surgeon's plaster viin-i ii;) and down the centre on both Vl s. Mrs. Brown began pulling this . -A' V off. 'Veil bee," -he explained almost be- v. the I ill was out of the envelope, o o' ')': was Per estimate of it, "these .-i - b-.u-f". of two different bills. Prob- al ly soli e one lias taken the patched T,iii:ti' and has found out his mis inve and has sent it to the bank for re- d-nrtPn. The adhonsive plaster was eel on -.n as to leave a little space be !vi en the two pieces and conceal the fad that th Pill is not full size. She pasted one torn piece on a sheet of maeila paper, laid her checkered slab of tdate -ilas s over it and witn a eemil outlined what would be the frill i" of the note were it complete. Then he not(d whether more than two-fifths v.:is included in the section existing. Th.'vo was iust a trifle more than the mnvviiv amount. She indorsed the 1 Puik si nce for $2. .10 and took up the ilber Pvn half. 1 Ins was amply in ecc:s of h. required two-fifths and was indorsed. Flu invm dhtely took the pieces with her to consult the records and se( wlrthrr fragments hearing the same ri eo' d . number had already been re--ermr l. Thev had not. The numbers f tP.se notes were entered in the books and the y were redeemed at $2.!0 "Mb. If rthc' fragments of the same ,,otr.: cdioold turn up later they wil P.. 'I a!t. w iih accordingly. 'in, u.-eond envelope vas then emp tied.. It contained good si.ed frag-'iiniN-. of o dollar bill looking uncom monly as if they had been chewed by a doe.. Without touching them with her fingers Mrs. Brown swiftly spread them out with deft movements of the scalpel. There Mas no question or tne denomination or of the total area of the pieces being fully three-fifths that of the original bill. The fragments were returned to their envelope, a clean new dollar bill was taken from the stock on hand and the messenger departed. "Do you suppose that last bill had been chewed by a dog?" asked the re porter. Its more than likely,' said Mrs. Brown. "We receive bills that have been chewed by every animal, it seems to me, that walks on four legs! And occasionally," she added, "by some who walk on two. Dogs are the worst offenders, but cats; rabbits, swine, sheep, goats and cattle occasionally figure in our cases. Farmers lean over pens or stalls iu feeding animals, drop the money from their pockets and before it can be re covered it has been trampled and torn. We do not have to handle such bills. In the first place they are thor oughly cleansed before coming to us. And even then I do not touch any sus picious looking bill with my fingers. With the scalpel I can do everything necessary and do it better than I could with my hands. So it has become second nature for me to use it. When we receive a package of bills which has suffered from dampness the only way we can do anything with them is by using he scalpel. For in stance if a roll of bills has been buried for fancied safekeeping, or accidental ly, it sometimes becomes so affected by mould that the notes stick together In a damp mass. "When taken out into the light and air this mass becomes hard and brittle. The only way in which we can separ ate it is to dampen it again and work so carefully that instead of saying inch by Inch I might say hair's breadth by hair's breadth." Do you ever receive money from wrecked vessels?" "Yes. We often have money that has been in salt water some time, but those cases are rarely difficult. The bills are generally intact when we get them and can be spread out to dry." "Is most, of the money you receive damaged by fire?" Yes. After a great fire we always have particularly heavy receipts of in jured bills. Now we are getting mon ey from the Chelsea fire, but we are also still receiving damaged bills from California, even though it is two years since the disaster. We have received hundreds of thou sands of dollars from San Francisco for redemption and 90 per cent, of it has been made gpod by the Treasury. That is an unusual percentage; but the San Francisco money came to us in excellent condition. In the first place most of it had been put away carefully. The bills had been laid in piles instead of being crumpled up, as they often are in small stores or in -private houses. The nre coming on at night, the money was in safes, which at least prevented some injury, even when the safes were not fireproof. 'Then, too, our men were on the ground when the work of recovery be gan and told people how to ship the imrned money. The piles of bills must not Pe handled more than is absolutely necessary. They must be packed in cotton and put into stout boxes which contain nothing else. We sometimes receive packages containing both bills and coin which have been through a fire. The coin, no matter how it is wrapped, is so heavy that it will slide about, and as nothing is much more fragile than burned paper, the hills are broken into little pieces which are entirely useless for identification." "Sunpose some one had a counter feit bill and burned itand sent the fragments for redemption has that happened?" "Wellwe have had burned counter feit money, but it may have come with other bills, vou know, and not have been recognized till it came to us." "Then you can detect a counterfeit even in these little black scraps?" "Oh, that is one of the most impor tant requirements. And it is not so difficult as you would think. The quality of the paper is as distinguish able wlun a good bill and a bad bill have been charred as they were be fore." "Do you receive much money from women?" Mrs. Brown smiled. "In the spring time and the fall we get it every day from people chiefly women. I am afraid who have hidden it in the stove or range." "Oh, not every day!" "Every day, I assure you. Some times two or three cases a day. Here's one now. The woman writes that the bills were in the fire all the time it binned and remained in the ashes sev eral hours after the fire was out. Two hundred and ten dollars in all. Too bad." ANNOUNCEMENT. Miss 'Minnie h. Fite, accompanied hv her mother, Mrs. H. L. 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