Clipped From Algona Courier
in day. Fred Falk, a young farmer of Poy- neer township, P.hick Hawk county, has been arrested charged with uttering a forged instrument. The charge is of a serious character and was brought about by a complicated state of affairs, even to a legal mind, the instigator to the young man's crime being his mother. Falk was indebted to his mother in the sum of $2,200, which indebtedness was protected by the fact that the son owned 120 acres of land. Mrs. Falk. Sr., learned that her son had conveyed his property to MI-H. Grace Williams, of Waterloo, and she, immediately instituted proceedings to protect her claim against her son. An attachment was sued out by her attorneys, Ijiu-us & Stewart, but the young man' could not be found by Constable Muu- gcr, who was deputised by Sheriff Law, to make the service on him. In the meantime notes aggregating SSOl) turned up, which purported to be, instruments executed by Mrs. Falk. The latter denied the liability, and the discovery that the son forged the notes is alleged to have been made. The Firat National bank, of Waterloo, is the victim of the forgery, and this institution began the. prosecution of the young farmer. ' "'