John Field, head bookkeeper of the First National Bank, and in charge of the safe deposit vaults, was rather a rapid young man. His associates of a like caliber, have given him evil suggestions, and he, acting upon them, steals, not only from the bank funds, but from the deposit boxes, of which be secures duplicate keys. He attempts to cover up his irregularities, but it is found out by an old German customer who has a safe deposit box. He informs the president of the bank, who immediately sets the wheels of the law in motion to find out the defaulter. He secures Mary Ryan, an expert detective, who "ropes" the impressionable young man, and he, fascinated by her, informs her that he is leaving, that evening, and asks her to come with him. She agrees. They part to prepare for the journey. She immediately informs the bank president, who secures two plain clothes men. Field, coming to the station, sees them talking, takes alarm and seeing another engine standing on a siding, determines to... Written by
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