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s-jW .ft TlH name. I'.rubrn-irally nr.cl
if."" M H II 1M, ..l..l,fl,..ll Will'.-....
VN . R H tin-- outskirts of Tunl.han-
fgk'A ii, nock. 1'a.
tBk 'He came to town by the Pounsylvn-
nla nillicnl and the Corthnilt street
ferry, and It vat about - o'clock In the
jifleruoou when he made his nir-tru'ioll
lu appearance he was somewhat like
the countryman of the comic weekly,
but not nearly so much as l:e thought
he was. The fact N that llouhcn wna
"touchy upon thl. subject. He didn't
like h!.i n::r.:e. and he didn't like Ida
looks, lie. knew
were rustic I:i de-I
t'.ist his garments
:n ami his headecar
"I paid otiosi-'li for these clothes,"
said he to hl!n.. "but, darn 'em. they
don't look right. They look just like
Ine Itube Walker from Wayback."
In particular ho recictted having
brought a. satchel of enormous sb.e and
finthpiatod design; not quite the old
fashioned cr.-.pelbr.g. but certainly sug-
pestlvo of It. lie could see ih:itt'.io
cabmen around the ferryhouse olwrv-
fcd It; tlio gamins of West street offered
with one voice to carry It. and they $1,000 bills and ten ono hundreds. Stan
srlnned as they did so. On being re- ton returned them to the bag and snap
fused one of them actually cried out, pert the lock, lteuben watched sharply
"Hoy. Rube!" for a trick nt tlds point, but saw none.
liiblric tlio b!g satchel was a modem "Now," said Stanton, "I'll go and get
handbag of conventional pattern which the deeds."
lieuben had bought in Tunkhannock, Tlio accountant had already left tlio
tint at the last moment this had proved room. Heubon was alone. This clr
tVo small, so he had taken tlio capa- cuinstance llttcd too well with his de
vious veteran that had done duty In the sires for him to question the appeac
famlly for, years. Hut ho had saved anco of It. With rapkl hand ho chang
tho little one for use while going about 6d the bags. They were not precisely
New York. Ills business there was lm-alike, but the resemblance was close,
portant. Ho was to buy machinery and and lteuben took the chance,
tools for a factory In Tunkhnnuock of "Hero aro tlio deeds," said Stanton,
which he owned a part, and ho had a fe-entcriug.
big roll of bills snugly stowed away In lteuben looked them over. They were
his trousers pocket. fcrjr carefully got up and seemed to
lteuben had been to town before, but provide in n perfectly regular manner
not often. The knowledge that nothing for the transfer of a small piece of New
could disguise his countrified appear- York real estate in the borough of the
auce had kept him nt home and helped Itronx from John Atkinson to the liar
to fasten upon him the very aspect ho lem Surface Hallway company for.flS.
would have been so glad to lose. Hut 600, Warren l.eland acting as counsel
lie was not a greenhorn; far, far from for both parties.
it. lie had read of all the wiles of the The man who had played the part of
bunko man. They are as familiar to the accountant now acted as a notary
him as to a New York reporter. And, and commissioner, and Itcuben's slgr.n-
lhoreovor, ho was gifted with a natural ture as "John Atkinson" was duly nt-
ftirewducss that might well keep him tested.
from even those pitfalls which his ex- Stanton glanced at It.
tensive reading of the papers had fall- "It was your (laughter who used to
ed to reveal to him.
A press of vehicles halted Reuben lit wasn't it?" ho asked, and lteuben, who
the- lui'djlle of West street, and at ha had no Idea what tho other was driving
moment? ho felt a hand upon his shoul- at, answered that it m as.
ier. Turning, ho beheld a tall young" "I suppose you'll put this money In
jiian In a checked' sult-of'clothes, vlsli your safe deposit box temporarily,"
lile beneath an overcoat 'with a small fialil' Stanton, eying tho bag somewhat
qollar oj? sealskin and narrow bands of anxiously.
tho same fur upon the wrists. His "Yes," replied Keuben; "I thought of
derbjrhat was a trUlo lootBinall, and, tq iloin so."
make up for that defect. It was tilted. He was drenched with tho porsplra
over a little too far upon Ms'forehcad. ilou of impatience, yet lie maintained
."Upon my word. Mr. Atkinson," saldu outward calm. It was evident that
tjie young man cordially, "you nearly, Iho moment Xor springing the trap,
jot by me." ' whatever It might be, must have arriv-
. It was simply an- lasult to Keuben' srf-d. As yet Keuben had not been asked
Intelligence, and he I'ccognlzed It as for ii bent of money, and his roll of bills
Mich. He was eonscTVyus of wondering "was still safe In his pocket,
how it was possible for even tho green- ','Hy the way," said Stanton, "hero la
est rustic that ho lrl ever seen to bo Jli-. Ia-IiukI's bill for legal services. Of
lured llito a trap by .mo of these "steer-course there's no hurry about It. Still,
crs." He had an Impulse to hit the f el- it might be well to close up tho whole
low ovc-rtlie-ho.-ul'fttifh Hie big satchel, Transaction, and"
and tticnnnother course suggested , It-, "Certainly, certainly," cried Keuben,
self, wore sable.nioro.gntfifying to hlahd he took tho bill, which footed up
so.l-1. . almost $1,000.
Ho-shitted llio'baRdnto.hls left hand! i Of course he understood tho gnme by
and extended lilsrigftt. jhls time. Th'e bag Into which Stanton
. "Ilniv do- lo. Ilow dedo?" s.ald iic-lmd put the money was a mere trick
'IGlad to moet you;. ITmsure. Hut, say, bar. It could only be opened by one
you've rallies.- got tl mdvantagd of lhe. lyudcrstandlng the springs. The victim
Who ba youaiiy.)oj,r?" rras ciiiocted id try to open it and fall.
7 jij;. names Htanvon," rcpiieu tno
yoxmg lixtr glibly. "Tin Lawyer LcT
kind's clerk. Yoiriirobably don't rc;
liicmbcr- me. We'Vo only mel once to
fore." . . .
( "NoK!;','r;a1d' ruben slowly; "I don't
w'cuji to platc'r.rm. How's Mr. teland?
IIup he's V(oiyfin usual," , .
."Well?" exclaimed the youi'g. man"
I should' .fi'itil; not., lie's Hat on .his
back In bi.il With the grip, ,r-hat's
something i man of his age doesn't got
"I suriVsc not," said lleuboli.
, "nowjjvor." continued StaiUon, "w,e
ijan attend to your business at tho of
llce. There's really nothing remaining
but to pay Ovor tho money."
, "I'm agreeable." responded lieuben,
and Iu;a'llot'ed Stanton to kJal him to
a small, old fashioned hulld'ihg tucked
away between two modern skyscrapers
on WiUlaiii stj-eet.
- On Ijn .Lflltmul flnnr nf flif'i Tilitlil liif
was an'.,j,iitlquated' ollico milt, w the
t'ttter uejf ot which.
which. In time worn let -
Is sign: "Witrren Lehiiul.
"ounselor at Lilw."
tcrtng. wr.s inn
Allnrnnv niid Coillis'i'Inr lit
, "Look loljg established anil rWpect -
Able." ,Wfi Ilctiben'a mental coinmeut.
.,-These IrUbko moil kilnW a few things,?'"! willingness , or tlio countryman
nnviio.W " j T "'o HWlidler, Of course he kuew
v Som'e.plrls vvW-Wusy vih typew'rit-fbnt ho wnsu'.t "John AtkUUu" and
vf r III an outer olllee. through which l '"' '" 1 '., tA'l o
iiA- nnsU'd to a'.small llflvate room. course vhVu the locksmith llr.ftlly sue
h "Now, Mr. Atkinson," said Stanton, cceded Iji qp(;iiJig,jho bag. It would be
4'Sm m.n.WwmyW "C fW'sJWS'W .teVJilS toen.m.ctr.l
"Jlimry pattern from bostd.j n .Jesk, "I? cltbur In tlm ottfcc r on the Sniy toTV.y
BY HOWARD FIELDING.
Cbpyrltfif, fji C. 11. &.
you'll mnke yourself comfortable I'll
tecuil over to the lmnk for tlio money."
llcubcn eyed the liuuillmR with elowi
tUtontlim. Ho knew that It would lt
ure in one of those lightning chanpo
tricks which nws the basis of what Is
tailed t)io sawdust game.
As yet he knew not the exact nature
bf the came tlmt would bo iilayod, but
ho was shro thnf. money would bo put
Into that bax In h!s presence and that
then another bac of similar anpear-
mice, but quite empty of cash, would
"Ity ulnccr," said Itoubcn to himself,
"that bag's the llvlu linage of the oiw
I'vu cot In my crip. If there's coin to
ie any substitutln, why shouldn't I
take a hand In It myself V"
The thought made shivers run up and
ilown his spinal column, but his fuco
i-enialued as Impassive as a piece of
meat, and ho was able toconversci In
the most acrceablo manner with Sir.
Stanton whtle another member of the
Combination was supposed to bo goiuff
io the bank with the little bac.
In 20 minutes or more he returned,
and Stanton, in the presence of the
other, who posed as au accountant of
the l.eland establishment, told off tlio
satchel's contents. There wore 1
conduct your correspondence with us,
i"n ,:AI'1!1 ttA!fn RKcitAS-ar.t. TrtK nd'?.
F' opeiatur would then suggest pay;
iLllt l' oT victim's rrotu't, faying
that the .bag could' be taken to ft lock-
'W"!'' ,i''0n'1' I'et-orncr. , .
ttTll K") 113 a w,,u,, dleded upy
locksmith's. In the present Instance,
however, tlw change had occurred
somewhat earlier than schedule time.
"Certain!?, certainly," repeated Rcu
beu. aiMl he produced his roll of bills.
The account was paid and a receipt
"Ono of our lioys will carry your bag
to the wife deposit company for you,"
miggostcd Stanton. "That's the safo
way. You walk right behind him and
Kx! tlwU lwtnxly gula nwtiy with your
. "All right," wild lteuben; "much
A sharp faced boy took tho bag, nnd
UcuIkmi, nftec wishing Stanton and the
tccountant "ninny happy returns of tho
ilny," a pleasantry which they scuffled
not to fully understand, walked out of
llw oMlco on two legs that felt as lit to
(UHort a mau's body as two wet tow
il. "I've got tlie. brains of 'a, swindler,"
wild Kenton as he tottered down the
i stairs, "but I haven't got tho'' nerves
nor tlw legs."
As bypassed out of tho building ho
Favr a countryman entering, just such
another n's himself.
"Suckers nro plenty today," said Kelt
ben. chuckling. ' '
At tho flrst eroK street Keuben mado
a hasty escape, leaving thi boy to pro
chm1 wherever his fancy or Ills orders
might take him. A cab presented Itself
moM opportunely, and Itnbe 'Walker of
j Tuiikhaunook. fa., limp, dripping nnd
' ho dry in the throat that his breath
made n rustling sound, was' conveyed
to the Fifth Avenue hotel, the Ilrst
whose name came to his mind as ho
j was entering the cab.
He dared not open the bag till ho had
reoched his room, but he suffered ago-
Tnnmj lav tiik moxky, $13,0001
nlofi-. Was there any possibility of de
ceit? ('ouli'l there be knaves shrewd
enough to wjirli a trick even under the
In his loom his first act was to lock
the dixir. Then lie pulled the little bag
out of the lilg one and with nervous
hands wrenched it open t-o violently
that metal and' leather were torn asun
der. There lay the money. 913,000! The
bunko HH'ii were bunkoed.
Iicuhcn remained in his room during
the reniaiinlvr of the afternoon. He
had Ids dinner there, paying for It with
one ol" the hundreds from the hag. He
had a nervous time wliile the bill was
iK'ltig changed, for it might be counter
feit. Tlmt deadly possibility had Just
dawned on him. Hut the bill was good.
lU ulien ivilrcd to rest about !l o'clock,
the bag under his pillow. lOxcitoincnt.
kept him awake for several hours, hut
nt last ho sank Into a heavy sleep, from
which he awukened'wltli a start to Hud
He rang at onco for the morning pa
per, thinking It barely, possible that
some hint of hl. adventtiro might have
reached the press, and he was not dis
appointed. Oil the Ilrst page of The
Sun was a story headed as follows:
"Mr. Atkinson Was Hocus; Lawyer I.e
hind Ibises Thousands by a t'levei
Trick: the Lawyer Is 111 of the (5 rip.
and Ills Clerk. Mark Stanton. Paid
Money In a Ileal ICstate Transaction to
the Wrong .Man; The Ileal Atkinson
Arrived Just Too Late and Kalsed a
It appeared from the story that At
kinson was a man for whom Lawyer
Iceland hud done a great deal of legal
work in the past year, settling up an
estate; that Atkinson had never been
in Lchi'ud's olllee. having been 111 at his
home in Summit, l'a.. most of the time;
that none of l.eland's employees except
Stanton had ever seen Atkinson, and
Stanton hndsliad only a glimpse of him
at his home tucked up in bed. Stanton,
however, was a good deal of a "smart
Alock."!a fustics say. and had assured
his ciui!o, of his ability to curry
through 'the transaction.
Tlio story went on to tell how the
sharp faced boy had discovered the loss
of Keuben :Unl had returned to the of
11 co In alarm to Hud Atkinson already
there and thu KWlndie known.
There was no resemblance between
the two men except that they were of
tile panic type and the same complex
ion and bad the Kiime fancy In the mat
ter of whlskow.
Keubcn's feelings on reading this sto
ry pass the limit or language, lie med
itated suicide, iiu filially decided to put
the niVsyvr hi the hands of h lawyer. A
settieni'c'm wns dually effected In such
a way is to keep, licuhcif name out or
the newtltpeis. but the lawyer's fee
wasjM.'.U, the price, as Itcutou express
ed It. of lK'l: "too darned taiuirt."
j.'j.. A:triie(I e".
Aplui'chhl I kv you AdVoitlse for a
Milliner-Yes, sir. iinvf you had
"I an-nViged hv. window display lu
the simp 1 worked In last, and every
woman who pasK ' Mopped and looked
"Tbal's something like. You're just
he-man WeAvant. Hy UV ny. what
Hue w! vour Hrm In?"
vV,-- -rmmi YercVin.
Tho Kilauea toucliqd tit Lahu-inii
on Tlmrsdny evening with mail from
The "Wiidiusetts has been rolnnur-
ed at lietu'ly her full valuo by the
A typhoon dctr.ir.oil tho America
Mum one day on her Mrin from
Hon;:i:out to Honolulu.
The Altntl e.inie tin on tlie Claudino'a
run thifl tyee!:. the hitler vessel
being on tho (loch for u general
Th" employment of the launch
Tiilulfili at Knlmlui handeniouislrated
tlio wisdom of supplying a lug for
Capljiin Ay ells, tho assistant weigli
oi of 'the custom house at Honolulu,
will accompany tho.Eutorpoto Kahu
.ui to weigh coal.
The Manna Los touched bottpm
it Mnahtea ltyy. She hacked oil'
vilhoul trouble and .suiVerod no
The truiu.pfii't Stiipot;, loaded with
ofses for the Cennan contingQtit
u Chipn, was (o have left. Sar. Fran
hco about U:o Jivst of ll Is month.
The wind was blowing so hard oil
loo llat Prime- L'tuiti wusunnbio
lar.d itt Mi;vlaea h.y on Thurs
ty evenihg, as he ha-1 inleiKic.d.
Tlip Unites .States trunsuoi t
"iiltfo'-nia -arrived in Manila frotn
.in Francisco 15
days overduo in
n conscriuer.cf.' uf n breakdown in
The United Stater, liospit.il ship
iTclief arrived at Nagtusaki from
.'tiki o:i September 20th, with 1(12
ivalids, of wl.( in i'.C were i-uil'eiing
oseut'.-ry. film will stay at Xuga
.aki for about a uuntlt for repairs,
Mid the sutrernrs will be bert to
ian Francisco by another stcamon
It is anticipated that tlio winter
ng or the allied armies at Tien-T-.in
.ill inereasu the activity of the .ship
ring tra I) ie of Japan with North
Jiiina in tin near f.tturc, and tliero
ire already .i'ldications that the
'reight rates for China will be raised
y -I' f.U per cent before long.
The ships of the l'atilic S. S.
:o. are tlie City of Pelcing, China,
?.io cfe Janeiro, City ,i Pent. Aztec,
3ity of Sydney, Newport Colon,
Acapulco, Stai buck, Ran Jose. San
furm, San Bias, Costa Rica, Ilarra
oata and City of Panama, aggregat
aig r!),()00 tons. Advertiscf.
Vcssclis in Port Knlmlui
Am, IT.. Carroll ton, II. E. Jonon,.
from Taconrn. Coal
Am. Sch. R, R. Hinds, J. S. Hei
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Sept, 2!), Am. Bk. Carro'lt u, Jont3
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Oct. 1. Am. Sch. R. P.. Hinds,
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Sch Dortt Bluhm from S. F.
Bk Coluinbi i from Tacoma.
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" 10 Moaiia San Francisco
" 12 Alameda Colonics
" 17 Coptic San Francisco
" 111 Gaelic. Yokohama
" 'i'l America Marn S. F-.
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" 21 Australia San Francisco
" 27 Miolvera Victdria, 1). C.
" 27 Hongkong Maru Yokohama
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" 2 America Marti S. F,,
" !l Rio do Janeiro Yokohama
!) City U' LViM'W S. F.
" 1 I .Moana Colonics
" 12 Alained i San Francisco
" 17 Coptic Yokohama
" )S Gaelic San Francisco
" 2'4 America Maru YolcoluftUa
" 21 Aorangi Victori'i. B. C.
" 27 Hongkot g .Maru S'. F.
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