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and found enclosed a check for
$500, signed "Robert Dalziel."
"I see. And this is his bank
bank.Very good," continued Jar
nfgan. "He wishes to draw out
his,, entire balance and the check
is made out to you."
"I do not wish the cash," ex
plained the young lady "I would
like to have the account carried in
'my naftie now'
"Could not your brother cohie
with you for the purposes of
"My brother," replied the girl
in a voice very near to tears, "is
Jarnigan did not reply. He felt
a strange wave of pity sweep over
him. Then, methodically, as
usual, he made out ;a new book,
and presented it with the neces
sary documents to the girl.
- "H'm," lie soliloquized, as she
thanked him in a low tone, and he
watched her graceful form clear
to the doorway.
Somehow the incident lingered
in the mind of the bank man.
Somehow, too, he hoped the girl
would come again. Seyeral slays,
passed by, and one morning an
elderly lady presented a check for
$20, signed by "Ida Dalziel." The
receiving teller sent her to Mr
Jarnigan. ' "That is all right," observed
Jarnigan, scanning the signature,
'but you will have to be identic
' fied." '"
UI fear I do not know .anybody
down town," said the lady. "I live
with Miss Dalziel."
"I am sorry," said Jarnigan,
"but we ' ive a strict rule as to
strangers. By' the way," and he"
felt a conscious flush, "tell Miss
Dalziel I will send , the cash by
messenger, who will explain td
her how she may 'O. K.' her
checks, so there will be no further
trouble when they come in'
All ''that afternoon Jarnigan
was in a strange mood. He went
to the bank files and got the card
address of the fair depositor. He
caught himself thinking of her in
the very midst of important busi
ness. Then he arrived at a decis
ion". He would take the money to
Miss Dalziel himself. Why not?
Everything about the little flat
and "its- two occupants bespoke
refinement as Jarnigan entered
the Lalziel apartments. He was
asked to sit down. Before he
knew it his mission of business
ended in an hour's stay
Miss Dalziel told a pitiful
story.- Her brother, Ernest, had
been for years the trusted em
ploye of a large diamond house.
One day he was arrested. Forty
thousand dollars worth of gems
were found missing. Dalziel was
accused. A few Small diamonds
were found in his desk, placed
there by some onex he declared.
The stolen gems were not found,
and he was sentenced to the peni
tentiary for ten years. .
"Innocent!"' insisted Ida, m
tears. "And we know the guilty
"You1 are sure of that?" irt-
quired Jarnigan, eager-and inter
"Yes, it was James Hope, the
chief clerk. He placed the guilt
on- my Drotner. iirnest says tie