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iTll.SO per year. To subscribers out ofthecoun.
tjrtiii tormanrn atrlctlyln advance. UIlUBCOUn
tr"No p.i,)er discontinued except at thoontlnn
ot tlw publUhors, until nil arrearages arnnaiA but
Ion oaatlnueil credlls will not bo Sinn. '
AllpAPOMsontoutof thu Nttto or to distant post
ofllcos tuuM, bo paid forlnndvanco, unless a resnon.
nolo porn In Columbia county assumes to d
Mio subscription duo on demand. p T
JO BPliYNT IN G.
Ths-loti Printing Uepartment of tlio Coi.tmnu
Uirury co u,i.cio. It contains tn latest now lim
anl in K;hlnery and Is tlio only ofllco that runsiob
pre3Hr ri .we;, Biylnir us tho best facilities. W.
in uoi tarnished on large Jobs. ""
AT roltNK V-AT-LAW,
O.Tlco over 1st. National Uank,
once In Sal's Uulldlng.
J OIIN M OU.UK,
JUSriOK OF THE PEACE.
o nc over lloycr Bros. Drug Store.
ornce In Browor's bulldlug.sccond floor,room No. 1
O FRANK ZRR,
OfiUo corner ot Centre and Main Strot. Clark s
Can be consulted In Gorman.
Q.KO. E. ELWEI.L
0 Hoo on First llonr, front room ot Col.
dmiiian UuUillni:, Slain street, below hx
pAUL E. WIRT,
Offlce In (Joujubuh hoildino, Itoom No. 3, second
Ul,jr' ULOOM8BURQ, PA.
L, S. WINMMTlUrl.
KNOKR &, WINTERS TEEN,
nmea In 1st National Bank building, second floor,
nrstdoSr w the lefu corner o!aln and Market
streets Ulootnsourg, I'a.
Pennant and Bounties Collected.
J II. MAIZE,
3illco in Maize's bulldli g over Iilllmeycr's grocery.
p P. Mr.LMEYElt,
nrSTRIOT A TTOIINJIY.)
Dcntler's slioo store,
JOHN C YOCUM. - aEY3K-
YOCUM & QEYEH,
(omee front suit of rooms on second noor ot
wPiJ HE HONS
" . .... r.nvsTir.TKn IN (lEHMAKitl
5"" 'i..Min Tin collection of claims in any
and collection ABHOciatlon.
Jackson Building, Kooms 4 and G.
3 s jp i i catawlssa, Pa.
Otnce'.co'rnerof Third anaMalnatreeta.
JJ V. WHITE,
Office In Browcra' Building, 2nd lloor.
jyj-IOIIAEL F. EYERLY,
Osnvsyaneer, Collooto? of Claims
LEOAL ADVICE IN THE SETTLEMENT OP
i.n n,lliii' with V. P. Hill-
" ; ?, , omi floor.
ATTO H NE Y- AT-L AV
T B McKELVY.M. n.,8urgeop and Phy
O .slclan. north side Main atrret, below Martet
AL. FRITZ, A
, I'ront room over
R, J. C. RUTTEP.,
omce. North Markot street,
r". WM. M. HEIJBR, Burgeon anil
If Physician. Offlce corner ot Hock and MarKei
R. EVANd, M. D., Burgeon and
.Physlo.ua, OJlce m.i Itesldence on Third
enitlSTIAN Y, KNAPP, BLOOMSBURG, PA,
HOME, OK N. r. ,
MERCHANTS', OP NEWA11K, N. J.
I'LINTON, N. V.
1'EOl'LEH' N. Y.
TUenoTniJ) corporations are well beasoncd iby
ae and kirk THSiEii nud hao never jet had u
lussBettledbyanycourtol law. 'I heir assets are
all Invested In soup skcuuitiks are liable to the
Losses ruomTLV and honksti.y adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by curisjun r.
KN11T, SFKCUL AUKNT iNU APJl'S llLOOUSBl'RO,
The people of Columbia county should patron,
lie the agency where losnes If any tre Bettled and
patlhvoneof therown cltuens. ,,,..
PKOM1TNESS. EQUITY. PAIU DEALQ.
iBirKKSINTS TDI rOLLOWIKO
AMEH10AN INSUKANOE COMPANIES
North American of Philadelphia.
Pranklin, " "
1-eunsylvanla, " "
York, of Pttuusylvahla.
Hanover, ot N. Y.
OueenB. ot London,
North llrltlah, ot London.
Otto oa M .rket street, Mo, 5, liloomsburg.
oct. si, 1-
P, P. HAGENlJUOir, Ci.khk.
This well.known hotel hs boen furnished new
from top to bottom.
The nroDrletors. who took possession April 1bt.,
have given tno place a coinpleto renovating. The
travelling publlo will rcctlvo n.ciasa attention.
MrpillCKS, AS USUAL. ...
3. Ei ELWELL, .
J K BITTSITBEUDER, -rroprItor.
TEAM, SYHUPS, COFKKK, SL'ttAll, MOLASUES,
1I1CK, SI'IOK?, IllOAim SODA, KTO., KTO.
N. E. Corner Second and Arch sts.
'ypnlers will receive prompt attention.
15i.oo.Msiiuiio,Uoi.UMiiiA County, Pn
All styles of work dono In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Turn Extrict
i wimonT 1'iiK by the use of Oas, and
freeof charge when artificial teeth
Olllco In llarton's building, Main' Street,
below Market, live doois below "Mini's
drug store, first lloor.
lo be open at all hourt during the Hai
lor worsing people, sendlu cents post
age, and we will mall you free, a royal,
valuable sample tax ot goods that will
Pai' yOU In the WAV Of mnklnir ,nnrn
money fu n few days than j ou ever thouKlit possl.
bio at any business, capital not iccnilred. You
c?.n.!,v?lltl'oraonnclwok lotpaio time only, or
alltho l)mo Allot bothsexes, of ollni;es,grand.
ly successful, 50 cents to $5 euelly earned cery
evenlnir. 1 hat all who want woik may test the
bnslncws wemako tills unparalleled orfer: To nil
who are not well satisfied e will send l to pay
fortho trouble of writing us. Full particular
directions etc., sent free. Immense pay absolute
ly sure for all who statt nt once, i.on't delay.
Address stinion & Co., I'oitland, Maine, deem.
At tlio old stand, under the
BLO OMSBURG, PA.
BLC.SL0AB & BR0
M inufacturcrs ot
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS &C.
First-class work always on band.
REPAIRING NEA II. Y DONE.
Prices reduced to suit the times.
BLOOMSBURG PLANING MILL
The undersigned having put his Planing Mi
on Kallroad street, In ilrst-ciass condition, Is pre
pared to do all kinds of work In his line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
turnlsuea at reasonable prices. All lumber used
Is well seasoned aid none hut skilled workmen
ESTIMATES TOE BUILDINGS
urnlshed on apDllcatlon. Plans and specifics
on3 pr.jp irea oy an experienced araugnisman
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES
OF CAST CK WKOUOIIT IKON.
The following shows the Picket Gothic, one of
the several beautiful styles of Fence manufactured
by tuo undersigned.
Vnr UnniltT nnil lltl Mhtltt V tllRV UTO lltlSUrniLftfl
ed. Set up byexperlenced hands and warranted
to give s.uisucuou.
Prices and specimens of other de
sifins sent to any address.
Five Cold and Two Silver Medals,
awarded In 1835 at the Expositions of
New Orleans and Louisville, and the In.
ventions Exposition of London.
Tlio superiority of Coraliue over horn
or whilebono lias now been demonstrated
byoverflvo years' experience. It Is more
durable, inoro pliable, more comfortable,
and never breaks.
Avoid rliean Imitations mado of various
kinds of cord. Nono are genuine unless
"Da. Wanner s Uobausk" is prinieu
on Insldo of steel cover.
FOR SALE BY AIL LEADINQ MERCHANTS.
353 Broadway, New York City.
In ttrnlflttJ f'll'All flWAV. Send US
tents pouat'e, and by mall jou will
IVM u llmf ulll kllirL oll III WOlk
hat will at once Urlntr you tu inouey lasler than
.i.),,,. uiu,i ii. ifiiririt Ailtiitniii tlio f JOit.' w
innrt-wnth wlth'euch box. Agents wanted ev.
ery .vheie, ol either seX of ; all iiBt or ai i e
issured. lon't delay. II. IUiliit Co . Port.
laud, .Maine. dcciSW.
P.')A 111 ...I 111 lift f Ml.. (U.t(.l.
,IGUT ON THE SUBJECT
You can now buy ClotliiiiR that
looks as well, wears as well, tits as
nicely as goods mado to -order, wliilc
the cost is nt leuH two-thirds less. We
in vile you to test these facts by dealing
A C YATES & CO.
Sixth and Chestnut Sts.
Best Male Clothing In Philadelphia.
lm nt s mere stimulant) It ! not AeMaUted
H. C, Hock, ball
Til VJi A MMONIA TED
It ONE SUl'Eli-VUOSVIIATE
actl.tlr tupplrtnx the Decetnarj plict food u sMdd.
IciTinK the crop an enrlr ft.rt, and tUftafDiDs It until
folly matnrad. Uslnit an AnUnal Uou Macara. It alia
Improves the soil permanently.
Rand for IIAI T.II'M PIIOSPIIATR (1IHDII.
AlboprkiM and bus plea of Ilauga'a ltaw Bone Manures
Vaaofftetarert ib1 Imperten,
COPY Dl THIS
mill tiRllmeat ot Cvira
r lower and Stnb, ilUllli
UHItrent klmln. AltunU
the Kaowa Ralliol rilrta
lion vltli Clovs. Paraisl,
Hthi molt cempliti wotk
of the kind ev-iT pub
CenlKn stauipi lor
u pumple copy, also our
price In iiReiitH. Ageuti
wnnti'il tvarvwkira. Ail.
MCRICM PUB. CO.. 17 North Tutti tlrwl.fHIH'1. Pi.
E- -BAiB TKlAli.
r A Fall Net of
TTo.ris. scud for
. V. HOWE at CO.,
Apr. 2 ITw.
BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS.
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT.
Adams' Patent alatu.
$1.75 par rot! end upvr.
All kind rf lr-n loicet, Git. fo F
Iron Work in all styles.
Coal Screens & specialty.
Iron ladders, Vhjs'.s St Cresting.
Blatkjmlthlng In all branches. Estimate) fjtn!if.:J.
EAGLE IRON VOr.S,
Oor. TJnioc & Canal Stc,
CLOTHIH Q ! CLOTHING !
G. W. BERTSCH,
TIIK MERCHANT TAILOR.
Mi Furnishing !::::, Ui ft Caps
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Suits made to order at short notice
and a litnlwajs guaranteed or no sale.
Call and examine) tlio largest and best
selected stock of goods over shown in
ijtoro next eloor to First National Hank
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
La reesand convenient sample roomt. llutli rooms
hot and cold water and all mdlern conveniences
WANTED LA.DY f.Wrijl.
wmiil In her own looalltv an old firm, ltcferencei
reiiulreil. IVriiuinciit ixisiilon and good bal.iry
(J.v & mull., 10 iiarciajr m., . . iir .Mi.u
j rr - ujii i
A CATCS , ,
l.vcrj alraln fir cold ollnrlia tint ntak bark
an j nr-nrif proairaies )orj.
MrenfitlietJi itto IutIpi",
llnrlflio. tlip Itlooil, (iitcM Nmv lent
1B Ij. MvrRS. VmrllnlJ, Iowa, untit
"Urown'a lnn l.ttt tit ih Dm Wt In n tncdictno I
hhre known in my JM jpsm r.tctfce. I hvr fonntt it
rpfcnlly Itenmicia) in nerrouf i r rlij wilii! txlinu-at Icm,
hod in all debititntnir fiilmntd that 1nr pxtln'iTily
i'n ths bjUdiii, J- it 1 rocly in my o'n family "
Mn, W. F Urowk,M7 Mnin M , CoTlnpton. Ky.
mjb. "I Mini cuiu(letily I rnken d iwn in lie.-iltli ntnl
Iroutilod wttli inliii In rny tnrk Hrowu't. Iron
titti'ra vtalircly lutond 1110 tu Walth "
Genuine Ijah nlx)TuTrdo Mailt ncJcned rfdlinoa
on wmpptr TiiUt mi irltirr Mndy wily ly
the jwpular favortto for drcsMnff
tho hair, llcftorinn! color when
f ray, and pn'ventlnff ItandmtT.
t Uoann ll.o ncnlp, Ftoi tlio
hair falRntf, and U miro to j1jw.
Tlio bent Cough Cure you ran uso,
And the beet freventiTO know n for Connumptlon. It
cures bodily pains, and all dlnorcJers of the btoinach ,
Itowela, Lunp. IJrer, Kldncyn, Urinary Orpins and
all Ftmale Complaints. Tho ftxhle and etok, fttrtig
plinff Oftalnst diwaec, and slowly drifting towards
thotrravc,wlll In mott cases rcvotcr their health hy
tho timely use o( Taukkii's Tomc, but delay Is (Jan
(ferous. Tako It In time. Buld hy all Drugglsta In
largo bottles at SUM.
Tho safwt, surest, quickest and best euro for Corns,
Bunions, Warts, Moles, Calloures,Ao, Hinders their fur
ther growth. Stoiisallialn. Gives no trou Wee. Makes tho
feet comfortable, lllndereorns cures wheneverjthlnR
elso falls. 6olJ by Drufffista at 15c HiacuiiCo-.N. Y.
aug. M iy
CURES ALL HUMORS,
from a common Itlotcli. or i:riiitlou,
to tlio worst Scrotuln. Tlio best Illoml
A remedy lui lw.eu dicoemt. Iu this country it la
i.t-w it tiuis Uowuvcr, bocu in succcMful uso for
many jluxh In T.urcic, and it U a fact that tho
Las tho cudorpcnicut of Couliucatal rhyslciana and
Govcrniutnt Sanitary Connnlsnious, as til tho
thousands of tatiiTereni towlmm it has brounrht re.
lltf. It lias Baud others all who havo tried it. It
from further aony, If you'll enlyarhoit a eLhance.
Dexrrlpth o pniaphtot, ith tefcUmonlnls. Trer.
' If mulled. 10c. additional.
1 If rtiriuh red, luo. more.
As yet it i not to Iks found at tho stores, but can
only U Imd by enclouiny tho amount un aboe, aud
nddrtiwinK tho Amtricau proprieturs.
PFAELZER BROS. & CO.
Sltl-Sil .HurUet strci'l, flilludilnUla.
)iibit8 live inven
yt-iirly totlieravp by not having
Dr. Uuml's Tcothiiig Lotion on
thuir "inns when 100111111".
SOVIETHING NEW !
SOMETHING WONDERFUL !
SOMETHING MAGICAL !
To Imthe tlio babv's l'iiiii.s while
teethiner, relievinjr all inilainnia-
tion, swelling and puin.
A good many night's rest by
not ha ving Dr. 1 fanti's Colic Cure,
tor it gives baby comfort and
loop without stupefying or in
juring it. Aoopiaten. No con
bold at Klonn a drug store,
general agent for Dr. Hand's
remedies for children. Laboni-
4 O IJ..
tin) nt. toi'iiiuiuii, iii. mec loo w
Vor " voni-out,M "rnn-lovn,M OiliilltaU'il
Kchiml ttmcliiTS, inlllliicrs, niiif,tivss(, liw
liitpi rf. mul oviT-Hoi kit! women iftiU'tully,
Ur. I'Iimci'M ravoilln 1'iiserlpllon U tlio lxst
ot iillnbeonitlvi'tniilc. H U not u" Cure-all,"
Init mlinlnilily tiililllauEliitiHicssof puvikw,
lu'lnir 11 liuwt iKitoiit Fptlllo lor nil (lioso
Cluoulo Wimkni'S H mid Diwiwn liiTUllnr to
woiui'ii. It is n powerful, kiii iii1 as well
utcrliiu, tonlo iiiul liiTvliic, mid Imparts vliror
ainUlliiiKlli totliowliolosyelc'in. It piomptl)'
rurca ,ihKih1 of Btoniauli, Indltrr'Sllon. liloat
jutr. weal: back. iieroiis prohtiiitloii, ilclilllty
mul sIivpli'fcMiivs. In illlit'r kox, ravonto l'reu
serlptlon la hold by ilruiralsta uodTour ml
l((T uiiiiiiiiiIk-, Soo wnipK'r nioiiml Imitlu,
I'rlco r?l.(IO, op ntx lnilllpii lop $.1.00.
A latyo tixnitlhoou Dibeasi'aof Wouu'ii, pr(
fustdy llliiotmhil with coloiiil platoa ami nil
tnrrous wiHMUcutK, Heut lor 10 i-enls In tainpti.
AiWrea-i, Woiu.n'n Dim'i.nsihv Mi.iiicm,
Association, i1 .Main Stmt, llutlalo, N, V,
hICIC lllIAItAOIIi:, IIiIIikh Hoadaclip,
uml l-'oiiitlpallon, piouipily run il by
JJr, l'luie'a 1'i lli-tii. ZSe.u l.il,
by Ui UKijUta.
TMIHAS IIUOWNVS INtiUHANCE
V AeiKNl'Y. Mojcr'snewbulldlnilaluBtKet,
.Ktjia Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn $7,(ir8,'v'jo
ltoyal ot Liverpool , iu.mii.oiio
Hres A'boclatlon, I'hlladclputa .liujio
l'hojnlx, of London s,vw.37tl
London x Lancashire, of L'ngland,...,,, l,;oJ,vTo
Ilartfonlof Hartford , 3,?M,ono
bprluitlliia l'lro and Jlarlno '.'.OiJ.laO
A8 the asencles nro direct, policies are written
fortho Insured without delay In the omce at
mootuttuurv, uct. us, '81
Die A IT'rVr'eSJC Ha CAUSliS and
ll,il.Jl'XI! cu UK. by ouowho
was deaf twcnty-cltfht oara. Trealwl
by mont ot the noteil bpeclallsta of tho day
with no beuertt, t ured himself In three inonlha,
uini Dim e turn iiuuiiieus ui uiiiri.. bailiu pii.
wti. a piiuii) Minpie aim Kuci'i'hhiui noiun neai.
luent. Addrest T. S. I'AOK, US Kast 2M btroct,
New Voi k i lly. Apr 3-lt d.
UI 11 U
FRIDAY, MAY 2L
THE MYSTEEIOUS FORQERY.
It was a lilufik Oo'.obcr morning, and
Mr. Waltor Cruttip, cashier to lliu linn
of MesHrtJ. liivpscy ifc Masun, tjuicken
uil liis paco as lio mado his ,wny along
Tlirogmortou St,, to tha tccno of his
daily toll. It was not that ho feared
to ho Into thnt Mr. Crump wits walk
ing fast. During all thu forty ycats
that ho had sat on a high stool lrom
'10 to 5 Mr. Crump had never been
known to ho lato for his work. A
inoro methodical, careful man never
hung over a ledger or balanced a cash
book. At length he reached tlio well-known
staircase, opened tlio olllco door, and
siood still for a moment in surprise.
Young Carter, thu assistant bookkeep
er, was thcru before him, already at
his work. Mr. Crump smiled grimly.
"So you'vo mado a beginning, young
man," lie said. "Well, we'll see."
Carter's face Hushed a little as ho
badu tlio older man good-morning.
The fact was that Crump, who hail
man ied rather late in life, had a bright
ed ilaujihlcr nameil Aimiu, with
whom lfobert Carler had fallen very
much in love. It m only on tho pro
ceeding evening that things had come
to a frigid, ana, somewhat to tlio jouiig
man s siirpiise. Air. Uiiiiiip had reject-
d t'.e pioposed e'ligagemeut. JIo did
tot like yeiunt' Carter, lie did not
approve of the young fellow's fashion
ably cut collais, nor ot hii scarf-pin,
Kir oi his Oiine. bueh tlimiss Air.
ejiiimp cuiiMilered were the Pigns ot a
nvoloiis elispoMlion anil unsteady
laoitf. ior did Mr. ejiuiu)) npniovo
ot thu snatches ot comic sonjjs winch
Cailer was continually liiininiiiii. JIo
suspected that tho young man fre
quented music halls, and ipeiit mine
money on cheap cleats, novels and out
ngs Uiau was proper tor ono in his
position. Ucsides, Air Koboit Carter
was usually tho last of all the clerks to
make his appearance in tho inorniiij,',
and this was, in Air. Crump's eyes, a
very bad sign. It was plain to tho old
man thai Carter was not making an
attempt to earn his good opinion.
'J. lino will show tune will show.
Raid Air. Crump, in rather an aggravat-
ng way, as ho cliaiiL'ed his coat,t.open-
ed his desk, unlocked his safe, and set
about Ins work.
Soon tho other clerks beuan to arrive.
and then came Air. Alason, tho actinu
aitner, a tall, pale man, with lone:
black whiskers. Air. Livesey, the
senior partner, only camo to the ollice
twice a week, to examine tho bank
oook aim sco now tilings were going
on. Mr. Alason opened the letteis.and
soon appeared at Air. Crump's desk
with a small sheal of them in his hand.
i'liese weio letters in response to which
small sums ot money had to bo sent,
and it belonged to Air. Crump to attend
to them, for ho had authority to siun
checks for tho firm for sums up to five
Air. Urump first mado a list of tho
payments ho had to make and then
went to his sate lor his check-book.
As ho opened it to wiite the first cheek
ho was surprised to find that the
counterfoil bclongintr. to the lat check
which had been taken front the book
was not filled up. He could hardly be-
lievo his "eyes. Never in all his life
had he written a check without first
filling up tho counterfoil with p.irtieu
lais of the amount, tho date, and the
person to whom the check was sent.
Hut his surprise was changed to dis
may when ho took out his cash-book
and found that ho had only drawn
nine checks tho day before, the conn
terfoils of which were all properly fill
ed up, whereas a tenth check had been
torn out of tho book.
For n moment ho sat as if stunned.
Could anv ono havo stolen tho blank
check Ho always kept tho key of
his 83fo on his own bunch : but it was
just possible that some ono might
havo got hold ot tho key. taken an nn-
pres-ion ot it in wax, and had a Jals
key made. 1 Iu had heard of such
thiur's. llo leaned 1 1 is dead on his
hands and tried lo think. When had
he closed l ho safe last niiiht 1 About
1 in tho afternoon, beforo anybody had
Jolt the olhce lor the day ; for ho re
un m Doled that he had been Kent to the
locks nbimt ! o'clock with some docu
ments for a ship that was about to sail
and that when begot back at half-pait
(i ever) body had lelt, and the place
was in daikui'ss.
If the blai.k check had been stoltn,
the tlielt must have been ciuimiitted
ast night or this mornine: t Could
the safo l.avo been opened beforo his
anival f IIo rcmcnieered Carter's
unusually early appearance, and threw
a suspicious gianoo at mu young man.
I hen a simpler solution of tlio mat
tor occurcd to him. It was very liossi
ble, that in teaung out tho last check
ho had drawn tho day bo fine, ho had
torn out two bv mistake, folded them
up, and sent them off together. This
would, of course, account for tho up
pearauco of tlio check-book, He do
terimncd to write at once lo Alarshall
& Company, merchants in Liverpool,
to whom he had sent his last cheek.
and ask whether a blank check had not
been sent to them by mistake.
l hen iho question arose should ho
mention thu ciicumstauccs to Air.
AIa-on 1 On consideration Air. Crumi
thought it was not necessary to do so.
Air. Alason was rather a hard man to
deal with, ami a confession would ruin
tho character for carefulness wind
tho cashier had so long enjoyed. Aud
he fully expected that in two days at
most ho would get a loiter from Liver-
)ool enclosing the slip of paper which
mil cost him so much anxiety
Tho iioxt day was Tuesday ; and ao
eoiuiiiy to ins liivaruibiii custom on
that day of tho week, Air. Livesey
madoihis appcarnuco In tho ollice.
Business hud lint long commenced
whou ever) body in iho establishment
was awato that something unusual ha
happened. Air. Alason was closeted
with his partner for a few miiuites.atie'
then went huriiedly out of tho olliue,
returning shortly afterward with Air,
Jeffreys, the manager of tho London
and Lancashire Hank, nt which tho
firm kept their account
Then Air. .Toffreys left, and camo
back accompanied py ono ot his cash
lors. 'X hen a bell was rung and Air
Crump was sent for,
With a beating heart and a col
sweat on his brow tho cashier obeye
'Wring your check-book, Air.
Crump, said tho Henlor partner.
, This was done, ivul a tall mau,wliom
Mr. Crump had not noticed up to thnt
time, slciiiicd up to tlio taiilo mid
fSiiuit'cri nt thei clicok-book nlong with
"1 thought bo," oxchimcd tho old
gentleman. "Horn's tho placo from
which tho check wiw taken. Hero is
tho counterfoil. Tho numbers corres
pond. W hat mado yon elo it, Crump I
You are tho ,ast man in tho world
from whom I would havo expected
'Do what, sir t" faintly uttered Jlr.
"Uo what r ecliocd lna employer
itli a contemntiioua Binile. "Who
liel you tjot to do this little bit of work
for you t"
As lie Hiioko ilr. Jjovcrpv tosed a
check across tho table. Air. Urump
took it up and road : "Tho London
and Ijincaslnro Uank. l'ap Joi. Iseck
man Ksq., or ordur, tlireo thousand ono
hundred and seventy two pounds fif
teen shillings. Livesey and Mason.''
lla looked up bewildered. Tho tall
man in the Iroek-coat Watched mm
"Who is this Iseckman V asked Air.
"I don't know, sir."
"You don't know t You see that
iu check has come fiom your book ?''
"Ye s, sir."
"Did vou give it to any ono V
"Diel you miss it 1"
"Yes sir. I missed it )eslerday ; and
wrote lo AlesBi'f. Alarshall, to whom
had sent the one beforo that, think
ing that I had torn out two by mis
That rather points to his innocence,"
whispeidl Air. Livesoy to tho tall man
"I may be only -t clover plant, sir,"
etui lied tho other.
"You did not put that letter among
the others to ho copied in the lettei-
ook," put in Air. Alison. I
Urump hung his head.
"Is tho check '' ho began, after a
"Of course it is forged," answered
"And was it paid t
"Yes j it was paid yesterday."
Air. Crump shuddoied took a long
breath, and waited.
"Now Crump, you had belter make
clean breast of it, '' said Air. Livesev
Iter i moment's silence. "Tell us
who this man Heckman is ; tell us
where the money has gone it can't
bu all spent already and it will be
nonu the worse lor vou."
Air. Crump felt a choking sensation
n his thioat ; but ho plucked up cour
age enough to say, "I have told you
already, sir, that I know nothing about
It was only yesterday morning that
noticed that a check had been taken
out tho book."
"Why did you not mention it Task
ed Air. Alason.
I thought I had torn it out invself
along with tho ono I scut to Air.
"Hut it may have been torn out by
any one in the olllco during thu day
Yes, sir," replied Crump, "I don't
seo how any ouo could havo got at tho
oook, ior i am very carelul ; but it is
"1 he thiol has probably got a pro
fessional forger to copy tho signature
from an old letter," said Air. Alason,
akiug up tho slip of paper. "It is
baulitully imitated. I would not have
letected it myselt. '
"It is plain that the thief must have
been some ono in the ollice, though
irobably he had an accomplice out-
ide, said Mr. JcUrejs. "A stranger
would not havo known that tho firm
ad so largo a balanco nt the moment.
Is theiu any ono of your fellow-clerks
whom you may think may havo had a
hand iu it V he added, turnimr to tho
"Is there any ono who keeps loose
company, or any ono who is in tho
habit of spending too much money "
Air. Urump thought of Carter, and
hesitated for a moment.
'Speak, sir, if you aro wise," said
Air. Livesev sternly.
"I have sometimes thought that Air.
Caitcr spent a good deal on dress, and
so on ; but not more than many young
men," replied Air. Crump. Hut as ho
"poke he suddenly remembered Uobert
:irters unusual uarly appearanco on
the preceding morning, and a suspi
cion aioso iu his n.ind. Without i:i-
lending it ho allowed his llinuuhls to
appear in his face, so that hisproiesl
I know nothing whatever imainst
Air. Caiter" had but lilllo effect.
Crump was sent back to bis desk.
and Carter was sent for. IIo camo
back to tho clerk's room in a statu of
great indignation, having strenuously
denied any knowledge whatever of the
orgery. 1 ho result of a consultation
between tho bmk manager and the
partners was that, as dump could not
Account for tho loss of tho check, ho
had probably stolen iti and that, al
though llicio was not evidence enough
o prosecute him, he must bo dismissed
at once. As to Carter thoy determin
ed to allow him to remain where ho
was, and keep a close watch on his
Poor Walter Crump went homo that
ilay like ono in a dream. IIo was dis
missed as tho accomplice of a forger !
And ho could not say that in tho cir
cumstance, hu had been treated un
justly. Tho check had been intrusted
to nun, ami ho had lot it It was, ap
parently, at least, his fault that the
crime bad been count. i toil. IIo almost
wondered that he had not been sent to
hen no reached his own houso ho
Bat down in front of the liro without
speaking, uml oven his favorite daught-
cr, iuuie, could not mako him say
what troubled him. How could ho
tell his children that he, their father.
had hi en dismissed from his situation
on suspicion of having robbed his em
pioyers ot xa.udU T
About o clock in tho oveiilncr :
knock oamu to tho old man's door. It
was Kobeit Carter. Crumn started to
his feet in indignation. Was this
fellow whom ho suspected to bo tlio
ie;u urimiuui, io oomo aim gloat over
mm iu his misery i
Hut before ho could spoak Caiter
had oouio into tho room 'and held out
Ilia hand i
"I camo to tell you, Air. Crump,'
said he, "how sorry wo all aro in tho
olllco about this. Nono of us believes
you had anything to do willi, it
course, it will all como out, likely in
day or two."
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XX.NO 20
COLTJMniA DEMOOltAT, VOL. I, NO II
The old man stared nt him lor n
miniito or two without speaking and
without taking Carter's hand.
"Hegonc, sir 1" he cried at last.
"How daro you como hero lo insult mu
with your sympathy T You I I fancy
you aro tho ono who knows most about
Annio turned from jno to tlio other
with bewildered, terrified looks. For
tunately sho was tho only other ono of
the family in tho room.
"What is it, father" t" sho cried,
clasping hor hands. "What is it you
say Uobert knows moro about than
any ono elso T Oh, tell mo what has
"Go to your room, girl," said hor
father, sternly. "Thcro is trouble
enough without your meddliug in it,
Stop," ho continuril, as tho gill slowly
left the room. "You seo that young
man. I forbid you to seo him, to write
to him, to receive any letters from him.
He you will know soon enough.''
"What, sir 1" cried Carter, his eyes
blczing with indignation. "Do you
say that I that I took tho chock 1
Why, it was an impossibility, oven if
I had wished to do such a thing."
"Leave my house, sir 1" was tho old
initn's icply, as ho reseated himself in
his chair. IIo had by this time per
suaded himself that in tome unguarded
moment bu had lelt his key in iho safe,
that Carter had taken an impression of
it and hu! a false key made, and that
he had got some clever forger to
.niitatnto tho firm's signature. Hut hu
knew that no ono would believe him,
that appearances were all against him,
and that il would bo impossible for him
now even to earn his bread. IIo looked
upon Carter as tho man who had ruin
ed him, and in his misery and un
reasonableness he fancied that one of
tho young man's objects was to throw
suspicion upon him, to l educe him to
poverty and make it impossible tor
him to lolusu to accept as Anmo's hus
band. Hut in this thu old man deter
mined ho would never yield.
Carler protested onco raoro against
tlio injustice of tho cashier's suspic
ions, mul then left the room. At tho
street door ho met Annie, who was
waiting for him.
"Oh, Robeit.,' she exclaimed in a
low voice, "tell mo what has happen
ed." "Somebody at tho ollico has forged
a check for three thousand pounds and
more," he replied. "It had been takun
lrom your father's book, and and ho
fancies I took it I, who had nothing
to do with his satu whatever.''
"And do they imagine it was "
Robert was silent.
'And you camo here to say you
didn't believe it ! Oh, how good of
"Hut he thinks I am the thief. You
don't, Annie t"
"No, Koburt : I am euro of that.
Only, I can't seo you so loug as my
Kobei t's only answer to this was a
sigh, and with a hurried good-by the
Weeks and months went by, and tho
mystery of tho forged check remained
unsolved. Air. Livesey insisted that
tho firm should bear tho loss of tho
X!!,000, which Air. Alason thought tho
bank ought to repay, as they wers
legally responsible for tho money.
"No,'' said the old gentleman, "they
may bo legally responsible, but I don t
see'that they ought to suffer. The
check itself was in our hands, and wo
allowed a thief to get hold of it. Tho
bank did all they could. Tho forged
signature is so like yours that no ono
could toll tho difference ; and tho bank
cashier tells mu that tho man who
cashed it showed him letters addressed
to himself as 'Joseph Heckman' (the
name on tho check), and showed him
his card, saying that ho was a solicitor.
Of osurso hu wasn't. Thu thing has
been most cleverly planned, and I am
epiito at a loss to think who put that
poor lellow Urump up to it ; but it
seems to mo we can't let the bank suf
fer. Wc could not alTord to let it bo
known wo hud dono so. No other
bank would keep our account."
Of course poor Walter Crump could
not find another situation, though hu
would havo been glad to tako tho low
est piaco in an ollice. Thu won came
to his door in earnest. Annie, who
had aaitti'Uion 'n a boarding school was
tho cluet suppoil ot tho family ; and
tho poor gill was palu and thin from
long hours and scanty meals.
It was about tno months after tho
ilay when thu cashier was dismissed
in disgracu that one day Air. Alason
left his ollice at half-past 1, his usual
hour lor going out to lunch. Halt-
ast i was also tnu tinio when it as
Robert Carter's turn lo go out for half
an hour ; and Air. Alason had hardly
had time lo reach tho street when tho
otuig man left his desk, went into Air,
Alason s room, entered a small closet
u which a wash-hand basin was fitted
up, and proceeded to wa.li Ins hands
i ins was a nign misdemeanor, espeo
ally as accomodation was provided for
cleiks in nnother part of tho building,
but Air. uobert U.nter preterm! Air.
Aiason s ciosei,and always uscel it when
io hai' a chauco ot doing so.
On this occasion, however, ho had
barely begun his ablutions when ho
heard thu outer door of tho oflicu slain
and then ho heard some one, whom ho
udgud lo bu his employer, como into
Fortunately the door of tho closet
was nearly closed, so that tlio young
iiiuu wit" iiiviatuiu iu iiuy uiiu ill tuu
cenlro of tho room.
no nas oniy como back lor his um
brella," said Robert to himself ; "thero
is no need for my moving. If I keei
quiet he will bu gone in R minute. No!
Some ono elso has como in with him,
What shall I do 1"
Air. Alnsou had already closed tho
loubie doors which led Horn his room
to the outer ollice, and Carter was
screwing up his courage to tlio point
oi uuimssiiig ins presence, wnen tlio
Inst words spoken by tlio stranger fell
upon his ear, and miidu him stand as
stiff as a stone.
"You can take your choice, ns 1 said
in my letter. Hand mo over another
hundred or I'll split. What's onu
suventy.two out of tlneo thousand t
I had all tho risk, mid you "
"Silence will yout" hissed out Air,
Alason. in an anirrv whisner. I .rq'i
givo you a bundled pounds, for I linvn't
got it. Hut I will givo you tlftv next
month. Alter that you can 'split' if
yon use, icr you sunn get no moro out
of ine. Anything would bo bettor than
living as slave to i man liko you."
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"Hand over tho fifty, then," said tho
other nftcr a pans and then thcru was
a Blight rustle o! bank-notes.
"You had bettor leavo tho country,"
Bald Air. Alason in a low tone. "Iho
bank cashier who cashed the check
might meet you in tho street,"
"I'll take caro of that," replied tho
stranger ; and after a fuw more words
had pnHted tlio two men left the office.
All this time Carter had been stand
ing half paialyzed, first by fear of dis
covery and then by astonishment.
Hut lio understood Riis much, that this
stranger was tho man who had cashed
the forged check under the namo of
Rockman j that Air. Alason knew it, and
so far from denouncing him to tho
police was giving him money to hold
his toflgue. Yes ; and moro than this
tho stranger was threatening to "split"
upon Mr. Alason !
What it could all moan Carter could
not comprehend ; but hu saw one thing
plainly enough. Tho important point
was to find out who this man was, and
where ho lived. In a moment Carter
ran out of tlio room, seized Ids hat, and
rushed do ami stairs.
IIo was just iu time. Air. Alason
was leaving tho foot of the stairs,
going up the Btreet, while a well-dressed
man, who had evidently just parted
from him, was walking rapidly in tho
opposite direction. Carter followed
tho stranger to the Alansion House,
and biiw him take a Hayswater omni
bus. This suited Carter exactly. IIo
went round to tho front of tho vehicle
and got up beside the driver. Then
hu clambered along tho roof and seat,
cd himself above ttie door.
At tho Ilolborn Restaurant the man
whom ho was following got out and
stopped to refresh himself, while Car
ter waited patiently outside. At last
hu reappeared, and Carter quietly fol
lowed him down Ilolborn, up Gray's
Inn Road and into a dingy street in
tho neighborhood ot King's Cross.
Here the pretended solicitor stopped at
a door, which lio opened with a latch
key. "Ah !" said Carter to himself, "I
havo yon now !"
IIo waited a fow moments, and theu
knocked at tho door.
It was answerod by a dirtv, slip-shod
"Doei Air. Williamson live here?"
inquired thu young man.
"No, ho doesn'l."
"Wasn't that Air. Williamson who
caniB in just now Air. AVilliamson, of
Peterborough ? '
"No, it wasn't. That was our first
floor, Air. Cromer. You'vo made a
"So I have. Heg pardon, I'm sure" .
and Carter turned away.
I' rom King s Urost ho went straight
to Scotland Yard and narrated his ex
periences. That night Air. Livesoy re
ceived a visit which caused him some
urpriso and so did Air. Cromer. No
sooner was the latter gentleman in the
hands of the policu ihau lie confessed
the whole matter.
Air. Alason had known Cromer, who
was a scoundrel with a respectable ap
pearance and a plausible manner, for
some time, and had selected him to bo
his tool. IIo had Bent poor Crump to
tho docks on tno afternoon before the
morning when tho check was missed ;
ho had como back to the ollice after
the clerks were gone, and had then
opened Crump's safe with bis own key
and abstracted thu blank check. This
check ho had himself tilled up and
signed with tho firm's signature in tho
usual way, so there was litilo wonder
that tho cashier at tho bank paid it
without any suspicion. IIo had no
doubt, calculated that the bank would
havo to bear the loss j but, as it was. ho
had cheated Air. LiveBoy out of two
thousand pounds, for, as ho himself
had but a third share in tho business,
only ono thousand out of the three had
to come out of his own pocket.
Air. Alason saved his paitncr the
trouble of trying whether ho could
mako hint ciimiually responsible for
what ho had done : for when the polico
went to look for him ho had disappear
ed. Probably ho had seen Robert Cart
er following his accomplice, and, scent
ing danger bad saved himself while
there was lime. It turned out after
ward that hu had been speculating
largely on tho Stock Exchange iinel
was sorely in need ot money lo pay
his losses. It was somo consolation to
Air. Livisoy to think that his dishonest
paitner had not profiled much by his
As for Walter Crump, ho was offer
ed his oid place, with an apology and
a hnudsomo picseiil to boot ; and ho
still keeps the books which hu hud so
ong under his care. Ho had not quito
overcome his prejudice against Robert
Carter, and lio always regarded it as a
hard thing that he should havo lo owo
his lepiitntion and Ins deliverance from
poverty to that particular young gen
tleman. However, as things were ho
could do ho Uss thnn inform Carter
that he had dono him an injustice, and
that ho would bo happy to seo him iu
the evening whenever it suited him to
call. Tho color camu back to Annie's
cheek and the light to her eyes when
sho heard tho good news ; and it was
not many weeks beforo sho became tho
promised wife of tho young man who
discmered tho secret of Tho Alysterious
Forgery. Whitetall J'evieio.
An Exchange of Courtesies.
Air. Van Duzen (to Airs. Rich, of
Now York) Air. Porcine, of Chicago,
has asked for an introduction to you.
Alay I present him t
Airs. Rich Poreino 1 Porcine ! Oh,
he's that big pork packer, isn't he 7
Oh, really I can't meet him. He's
such a parvenu. Tell him, please, that
I really can't condescend to bo intro
duced to it man who can do nothing
but eell diesaed beef. Aud stay
como back and I ell mo what ho says.
Air. Rich Well, what did ho say t
Air. Vou Duzen Oh, nothing much.
IIo only remarked thnt ho was at least
modest enough to dros9 tlio goods ho
hud for barter or sale.
Airs. Rich What did ho mean by
Air. Van Duzen (innocently I don't
know, I'm sure. Ho looked pretty
hard at your daughter when lio upoke.
AlrB, Rich Sir I Do you mean to
insult mo 1 ! Jiambler.
Spring fashion noto Don't ohaogo
your llanueU yd.
That man kissed amiss when ho kiss,
nl a AUes while his wife was looking.