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mand: "Get the goods on Mc
Gowan!" he didn't hunt up the
young witness who had testified
in favor of Hines and Wiehe, the
men who "put over" Lorimer at
a cost of $f00,000. " "
Funny, isn't it? Old Sleuth
would have dodged McGowan's
footsteps, glued his ear to the
keyhole of McGowan's room, and
searched the room for "the pa
In Chicago was McGowan's
partner, Orme Stewart of Regi
na, Canada. Bailey went to the
bar-room, and in the time it took
them to get on the outside of a
half dozen beers was Stewart's
best friend. Bailey jdidn't wear a
disguise; didn't even hide behind
an assumed name. He said he
was a casualty agent for a struc
tural iron company, going around
to settle claims.
He went to Canada with Stew
art, satisfied that his man would
follow. That's the up-to-date
sleuth, he leads and his. prey fol
low right into the net !
Soon McGowan put in his ap
pearance. Stewart introduced the
two; nobody could doubt a friend
of his own business partner.
Then Bailey got in his fine
work. They hunted, together,
fished side by side, and drank
from the same flask. Little did
the deluded Canadian think this
jolly good fellow was other than
a friend. That was why he
Old Sleuth' couldn't Have
trapped McGowan, for "Mac" is a
wise youth; the faintest sign of
a "shadow" on bis trail yrcald
fiav&shut him up tighter than a
"But Bailey is a fine sport, he
huntsand fishes with me, he's all
to the good," reasoned "Mac".
And he told! Told everything,
Bailey testified. He told, says
Bailey, how he took $5 from
Shields for signing an affidavit. "I
might have taken the whole
bunch of kale Shields shoved over
tn mp hnt T wa; tnn d PTeen !"
He told again and again that
he had lied on the stand, and what
he got for it $1,500 and expens
es, says Bailey.
Bailey was sorry his young
friend had been satisfied with so
little. .From then on "Mac" told
Bailey everything he did or
thought concerning the Lorimer
case. Bailey's getting "Mac" to
come to the Toronto hotel to tell
it all to "my friend Harry Kerr"
didn't show any great detective
work, nor was the placing of a
stenographer with a dictagraph
in another room very noteworthy.
The big things were his scheme
of getting acquainted through
Stewart, and his gaining the com
plete confidence of McGowan.
After that it came easy.
. "An epigram," said the cynic, j
"is something that sounds inter- j
esting but doesn't really mean j
much." s v
"I know," replied Farmer
Corntossel. "You figger out an
epigram purty much the same '
way as the boarders used to re
gard our dinner bell." Washing- '
ton Evening Star.