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Bucholz and the Detectives   By: (1819-1884)

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ALLAN PINKERTON'S

GREAT DETECTIVE BOOKS.

1. MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES. 2. STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, AND DETECTIVES. 3. CRIMINAL REMINISCENCES AND DETECTIVES. 4. THE MODEL TOWN AND DETECTIVES. 5. SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES. 6. EXPRESSMAN AND DETECTIVE. 7. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND DETECTIVES. 8. CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE. 9. MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS AND DETECTIVES. 10. GYPSIES AND DETECTIVES. 11. BUCHOLZ AND DETECTIVES. 12. THE RAIL ROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES.

These wonderful Detective Stories by Allan Pinkerton are having an unprecedented success. Their sale is fast approaching one hundred thousand copies. "The interest which the reader feels from the outset is intense and resistless; he is swept along by the narrative, held by it, whether he will or no."

All beautifully illustrated, and published uniform with this volume. Price $1.50 each. Sold by all booksellers, and sent free by mail, on receipt of price, by

G. W. CARLETON & CO., Publishers, New York.

[Illustration: The Arrival at South Norwalk. ]

BUCHOLZ AND THE DETECTIVES.

BY

ALLAN PINKERTON,

AUTHOR OF "THE EXPRESSMAN AND THE DETECTIVE," "THE MODEL TOWN AND THE DETECTIVES," "THE SPIRITUALISTS AND THE DETECTIVES," "THE MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND THE DETECTIVES," "STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, TRAMPS AND DETECTIVES," "THE GYPSIES AND THE DETECTIVES," ETC., ETC., ETC.

NEW YORK: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers , MADISON SQUARE. MDCCCLXXXII.

COPYRIGHT BY ALLAN PINKERTON. 1880.

Stereotyped by Samuel Stodder, Electrotyper & Stereotyper, 90 Ann Street, N.Y.

Trow Printing and Book Binding Co. N.Y.

CONTENTS.

THE CRIME.

CHAPTER I. PAGE

The Arrival in South Norwalk. The Purchase of the Farm. A Miser's Peculiarities, and the Villagers' Curiosity 17

CHAPTER II.

William Bucholz. Life at Roton Hill. A Visit to New York City 30

CHAPTER III.

An Alarm at the Farm House. The Dreadful Announcement of William Bucholz. The Finding of the Murdered Man 39

CHAPTER IV.

The Excitement in the Village. The Coroner's Investigation. The Secret Ambuscade 47

CHAPTER V.

The Hearing Before the Coroner. Romantic Rumors and Vague Suspicions. An Unexpected Telegram. Bucholz Suspected 56

CHAPTER VI.

The Miser's Wealth. Over Fifty Thousand Dollars Stolen from the Murdered Man. A Strange Financial Transaction. A Verdict, and the Arrest of Bucholz 67

CHAPTER VII.

Bucholz in Prison. Extravagant Habits, and Suspicious Expenditures. The German Consul Interests Himself. Bucholz Committed 78

CHAPTER VIII.

My Agency is Employed. The Work of Detection Begun 87

THE HISTORY.

CHAPTER IX.

Dortmund. Railroad Enterprise and Prospective Fortune. Henry Schulte's Love. An Insult and Its Resentment. An Oath of Revenge 93

CHAPTER X.

A Curse, and Plans of Vengeance 109

CHAPTER XI.

A Moonlight Walk. An Unexpected Meeting. The Murder of Emerence Bauer. The Oath Fulfilled 115

CHAPTER XII.

The Search for the Missing Girl. The Lover's Judgment. Henry Schulte's Grief. The Genial Farmer Becomes the Grasping Miser 122

CHAPTER XIII.

Henry Schulte becomes the Owner of "Alten Hagen." Surprising Increase in Wealth. An Imagined Attack Upon His Life. The Miser Determines to Sail for America 131

CHAPTER XIV.

The Arrival in New York. Frank Bruner Determines to Leave the Service of His Master. The Meeting of Frank Bruner and William Bucholz 148

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