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THE AROPS, SATURDAT. NOVEMBER 9. 1895.
svor.! or rnr.cr.iixo ciupteim.
cmrrMt I. Th writer describes
hi linvli'xitl. lit lived Id fi happy
Iif)!nr." I.at?r he obtained a situation
with a fiiiir broker. He foon brgin
to p!rulat So stocks in a Pin nil way
nnl Jed a fast life, petting into ilebt.
In f artnrhip with Weed, he eU tip
fr k stockbroker, bnt does little
business, and the firm is snon dis
solved. Meeting a detective (Irvinp)
he Is Intrndured by him to two other
detectives (Stanley and White) nil
three lM-in;r rascal. They offer the
writer lt.itO) to jo to Europe and
negotiate stolen bomls. He accepts
and rails for England. II Tells
where the to!r.n bonds came from.
Ill The writer, traveling on the
font no tit. hears tUe tory of the
Van Tronip; meets with an adven
ture. IV The writer sells the bonds
in Frankfort and returns to New
York wiili the plunder. Another job
Is offered to him, which came up ns
follows: Edwin James of London
rommittci forgery to raise money.
The for.'ery was discovered, ami
James lied to New York, where he
practiced his profession the law.
lMng employed to draw a will, he
arranged with one Urea to secure the
inlieritanca to themselves. Needing
ready money, they took in the three
delcetivei nb ve mentioned. All
acting together, sureecd in raising a
lurgo sum on the estate. They at
tmipt to gain Hill more, but the
fraud is detected and is a failure.
V The fit of James and Urea is
given. Tho writer and a friend
( Mae) perpetrate new swindles in Ger
many, then go to England, where
they operate further upon the Bank
fif E"irlnt. but accomplish nothing.
Y.r The writer and pals" goto Hio,
South Auir.cn There they cipture
1 10,000, hut are suspected and barely
get away without arrest. They re
turn to Kurope.
I elir.ll try to eitiilcne into a single
fhapter tli( n.-irraf ivn of events in Lim
lnii froju tim time nf my departure un
til the day m-mo month later wln-ii our
scheme was explixletl nml nil took to
flight when Xove wa-s umitrd.
I left fr Paris mi Mouilur. On
Wednesday ."ycs went to the bank and
drew nut ull I .'in money to my credit ex
cept i'UiiO. Tl;e snmi- day ho wont to
llirmitiKtiam nml mailt d lot Xn. lot
linme mauuTaetured bills, r'lrotutiiig
The next 21 honrs were an anxious
time f.ir my friend. Tho bill would bo
delivered by the early mail on Thursday,
mid if all went rilit tho proceeds would
be pliMt d to my credit by 12 o'clock, and
the bill thciiiKclvc Would bo stowed
away in the vaults until they were due
some, months ahead. tietirgo and Mac j
Waited With tho (m atrst anxiety nntil j
a t clock. They hail everything packed
for instant flight when at that honrthey J
sullied out of Mac's lndiu and started t
for tho bank to make the text They had
filled ont two Warren checks.
Noyes went on ahead, the others fol
lowing. Nodding cood day to tho cashier, he
asked fur I'.'.imio in Kud and the re-
nutindor in Botes, which wero handed 1
him at once, and three very happy uien 1
sat down that eveninjt todiuner because '
tho days operations had conclusively
proved that the Cuuk of England meth
ods wero fallible.
Tlie next morning Xoyes went to Jay
Ox ike Sc C and ordered $73,000 in
United Mates bonile, giving a check for
them. The same afternoon he went to
iSirniinghniii and mailed another letter,
this ono containing 13,000 in bills,
and later drew 2.000 in gold from the
bank. On Monday ho went after tho
Ih.ikK and the $ 5,000 was huuded pver
to him without qnetiticn. Tho whole
operation was a reiMtition of these tac
tics, but with a- ever increasing volnme
in the amounts of tho bills. I
(hi some days the mail brought to the
bank letters with bills for $100,000,
sometimes for more, sometimes for less.
Si November ud December passed
nway, and the bank continued day by
day mid w k by week laying away in
its vaults the worthless collateral of Mr.
P . A. Warren iu exchange for its gold.
In Loiiiloa tho beys talked of rrend
ing Christmas ut home, but tho agree
ment to May and it prevailed was
that, since the mouoy camo iu eo
easily and in such amounts, it was
pity to ran away from it. Then, again,
by obtaining an enormous sum and put
ting it in a place of atwolute security,
tho ban wonld bo gii to compromise
the matter iu cou.-iil. ration of receiving
a trillion or two back again.
to they spent a pretty merry and an
exceedingly expensive Christmas irr
LoiHlon, but late in February they de
termined to pack tip and leave.
Everything smiled upon them. The
gold and bonds tbey bad meant for
tunes for alL I was away in tropic is
lands leading an idle life with my bride
amid the coroaunt and palm trees. Mae
and tJeorge had never appeared in the
transaction, and. as fcr Xoyes, not a
soul in all America knew he was in En
rope, and in all Europe only three or
four people had seen him and knew him
as representing Warren.
The bnsineM was finished. All three,
laden with money, were going to leavo
England, leaving tho bank to slumber
on for weeks until the first bills became
doe before there cculd be a discovery.
COPVl!MT. 1893. BT Tut" AUTHOR.
tsy mat time the cash would have toefen
safely stowed, and how or where or to
whom could unytbing be traced?
So in council they had decided to be
content with tho enormous amonnt they
had. Tho last batch of bills was in the
mail. Only one day more, and the strain
fm the nerves would be over. That day
Noyes bought bonds and drew cash for
moro than $ 100,000. At 3 o'clock they
sat down to lunch, their last in London,
and then went direct to Mac's apart
ments in James' place
All the material for making fraudu
lent bills was there, and what could be
burned was thrown into the grate, and
the rest into the Thames from London
bridge. The three were there, and they
were happy. They had engineered a gi
gantic scheme, had struck for wealth
and won. Tho short cut to fortnno in de
fiance of fate had been traversed, and
now they set about a grateful task that
of getting themselves and their rich
argosy out of England. Mac, being the
artist of tho party, and having executed
tho actual writing, drew tho scaled box
containing tho unused bills up to the
fire and began throwing them in one by
one. In doing so ho occasionally would
throw some bill more elaborate than the
common run on the floor besido his
chair. Ho had finished his task and took
from tho floor those he had thrown
there, looked ut them for a moment,
then crumbling them together raised
h:a build to throw them iu tho fire, but
us the devil always forsakes his friends
at tho critical moment ho stopped,
smoothed out the bills, and turning to
tho others said: "Boys; these are per
fect works of art. It is a pity to destroy
them. " From our point of view it was,
since it was only necessary to drop them
into tho mail, and they would coin us
thousands. Then George said, "Suppose
wo send thein in. " Tho others said, "All
right," and our doom was scaled.
Thcro were in the lot 19 bilk of ex
change for 'J(i,000. A date had been left
off ono of them 1 They failed to notice
it! Poor fools, wc had sold ourselves t
Wan this an accident? No, it was
Nemesis. It was anything yon want to
call it, bnt it was not an accident.
So a letter was written, tho bills,
with memoradnin, inclohcd, the envelope
directed and staniiied, and the three
fools went to Birmingham, mailed the
letters, and then laughed over their sue
mfs iu the fight against society, felici
tating themselves that they had safely
traversed the short cut to fortune: There
is no short cut by wrongdoing to fortune.
As that fatal letter slipped from their
Augers into the mailbox the last act of
tho deadly tragedy began. When it end
ed, tho curtain fell upon us, descending
from the dock into the chill dungeons
of Newgate, never, so far as the sentence
was concerned, to emergo again.
On Tuesday morning the letter with
the bills arrived at tho bank. Follow
ing the routine, they went to tho dis
count department, were discounted and
placed to my credit. As I had a balance
of 20,000. when the proceeds of tho
bills were added to it it brought up the
whole to the handsome sum of-4(j,000.
When the bills arrived at tho bank, a
strange thing occurred. The fatal omis
sion was made on an acceptance of Bly
deustein & Co.. a great banking firm in
London. The discount clerk noticed the
omission of the date of acceptance, but
this being a mere formality be thought
it a clerical error on the part of the
bookkeeper of Blydenstcin & Co. He
made no report of the matter, and it
was discounted along with the other 18
which were put away in the vaults with
the batches that had preceded it and
laid it aside nntil the next day, which
was Wednesday. At half past 10 he gave
it to the bank njessenger, telling him
when he went his regular rounds to take
the bill to Blydenstein's aud request
theni to correct the omission.
At 2 p. m. on Tuesday Xoyes went to
Jay Cooko & Co., ordered $100,000 in
United States bonds and gave them a
check on tho Bank of England for the
amount. Ho was to call for the bonds
nest day, of course, after the check had
gone through the clearing house and
had been paid.
As soon as tho bank opened on
Wednesday, in order to test if every
thing was all rvbt, Noyes sent in a
mesjicncor with a small check, and the
money was thrown out as at all other
times without remark. And that was a
complete demonstration that everything
wa3 all right. So it was then, but with
in SO urinates from that second the mes
senger was going to start with the bill
to Blydcnstcin's for correction.
This was 10 o'clock Wednesday. The
bills l;ad been 25 hours in the possession
of the bank, had been discounted and
the prccceda placed to my credit fcr 24
Who with intellect less than an arch
angel's cocld have dreamed the true
combination? First of all, that men bril
liant and clever, gambling with their
lives, could have made such an omis
sion, damning, fatal; second, if made,
that the great Bank of England, thought
absolutely infallible by the whole world,
conservative, supposedly cautious, would
have discounted a bill for 2,000 with
tho date oat of the acceptance, and hav
ing done so hold the bill well on into
the isecond day without a discovery, and
that, too, when the firm whoso acceptance
was a forgery was not 100 yards away ! So
when at 10 o'clock on Wednesday Mac
saw rtie small check paid without ques
tion to the messenger it seemed he had
an assurance doublv sure aud a bond of
fate that all was well, and that the last
batch of bills was packed safely away
for another three months in the vaults
of the bank.
So Xoyes went at once to Jay Cooke
& Co., and as the check had been paid
at the bank they handed over f 100,000
in bonds to him.
Mac and George were outside. George
took the bonds and gave Xoyes a 10,
000 check, and one minute from his leav
ing Jay Cooke & Co. Xoyes was at the
counter of the bank. The cashier count
ed ont the cash to him. He walked oat
of the bank with a lighter heart tod
more buoyant 6tep than ever before, for
was not the danger all over aud the
long strain on the nerves at an end, the
transaction complete and fortune won?
He had never to go to the bank again.
They had arranged to meet at Gang
way's coffee house in Exchange alley.
This is the Garraway's that became so
famous at the time of the South sea bub
ble, and its fame continued down to the
end of the wars of Napoleon. Then its
glory departed as a center of specula
tions, but its renown as an old fashioned
chophouse remained till 1873. Every
where in contemporary English litera
ture from Swift and Addison to Gold
smith and Johnson one meets reference
The dean immortalized it in his well
known lines on Change alley: N
There is a frulf where thousands fell.
Here all the bold adventurers came,
A narrow sound, though deep as hell.
Change alley is the dreadful name.
Subscribers here by thousands float
And jostle nne another down.
Each paddling in his leaky boat.
And hero they fish for gold and drown.
Meantime, secure on Garraway's cliifs,
A savaee race by shipwreck fed
Lie waiting for the foundered skiffs
And strip the bodies of tho dead.
Dickens also makes it the scene pf the
writing of the famous chops and tomato
sauce letter from Mr. Pickwick to Mrs.
One can imagine the elation of my
friends as they sat around that little ta
ble at Garraway's. It was only 10:35.
Their income that morning had been
$150,000. And many more such days
had gone before. All danger was over ;
wealth was won. They saw themselves
back in America, among the Ftfhr Hun
dred, possessors of a fortune, however
wrongfully obtained, yet obtained in a
way that would leave behind no rained
widows and orphans to linger out the
remainder of their blighted lives in
poverty and misery. That was a point
which added zest to their enjoyment of
"I am never to go to the bank again.
Come, shake hands on that, ' ' said Noyes.
And in their excitement and wild de
light they shook hands again and again.
But they would have moderated their
joy had they known that at tho very
moment tho bank porter, pale and
frightened, was rushing jmst the room
where tbey sat carrying the news to the
bank that the 2,000 bill was a forgery.
Instantly all was confusion and excite
ment in the bank. Telegrams were at
once sent to the detective police, and at
that moment swarms of them wero pour
ing out of tho Bow street and Scotland
Already were rumors of gigantic
frauds multiplied a thousandfold by j
rumor, and rumor had it every bank in
London was victimized. In ten minutes
the story reached the Stock Exchange,
and a scene of terrific excitement en
sued, aud through it all our three inno
cents sat on in that dingy old cofFee
house serenely unconscious of tho fear
ful storm that was rising. Still they
were safe. Everything was confusion in
the bank. The terrified official, frantio
with fear, could only describe a tall j
young man, an American, who said his :
name was Warren. I
Upon Mac casnally remarking that '
they had still a balance of $73,000 to '
Warren '8 credit Xoyes spoke up and !
Cqirl tlinfr i.. . 1. i.n i
leave John Bull. Suppose yon make out
a check for 5,000. I will run over and
get the cash, and it will do for pocket
money." And the two others, trium-
They rushed at him W;e a pack of icolvcs.
pliant in snccesa, became idiots and as
sented. Making ont a chock for 5,000,
?rtvfa ctnro'l fny tlm KnnL- .1.L 4
hand, on the run and instantly found
himself with a hot and angry swarm of
hornets after him. There were 25 de- ;
tectives in and around the bank. Special
messengers had sniamoned the affright- j
ed directors. The great bank parlor was
packed with a host of stockholders nd
directors, who were questioning . :
manager and clerks. And excitement '
rose to fever heat when, with 20 hands :
holding him, poor Xoyes was hustled i
in among them. j
They rushed at him like a pack of
wolves. Had that been a bank parlor in
festive Arizona they would not have en
dured the delay incidental to procuring
a rope, bnt would have ended it and
him by gunnery at short range. - Noyes
could not be shaken. His nerve never
failed. He said a gentleman had hired
him as a clerk, and that was all he
knew. He had left him at the Stock Ex
change. If they wonld let him go, he
wonld try to find him and bring him
around to the bank. J. Ball is gullible,
bat not so mach so as to swallow that
So they held tightly to him, and a
committee of indignant Britons escorted
hint to Xewsate.
Mac and George were without and
were stricken with consternation, for a
minute's observation of the gathering
crowd and the rushing into the bank of
excited people convinced them some
thing nnnsnal was in the wind, and
they knew Xoyes must be in deadly
pexiL Mac rushed into the bank in hope
to warn or to be of help. Everything
there was in confusion. Unobserved in
the excitement, he made his way into
the parlor and there saw what made
his heart stand still Xoyes surrounded
by an angry crowd of officials. With
great presence of mind he pushed
through, toward Xoyes, who saw him
and knew he was there to help if he
had a chance to bolt from his captors,
bnt there was no chance. As they were
about starting for Newgate Mac slipped
outside and told George what had be
fallen Xoyes and discussed tho pos
sibility of a rescue when on the way to
Newgate with him. While they were
waiting in the entrance Noyes came cut
in custody. He saw and recognized
them. They joined in the crowd and
were within arm's reach of him every
rod of the short distance to Newgate,
bnt the crowd was packed so tight that
one could hardly move, and a rush for
escape was hopeless. Arrived at New
gate, Mac, in his desperation, was en
tering with the escort when George
palled him away, and as they got out of
the crowd they heard the newsboys cry
ing, "Great forgery on the Eauk of
England by on American 10,000,000
All this time the $100,000 drawn that
morning was in a stout bag behind the
counter at Garraway's.
Little did the barmaids dream of the
treasure that was in the bag. When Mac
went for it, one of the barmaids asked
him if ho had heard of the great bank
robbery. He drove to St James' place,
and soon George joined him there.
That night the cable flashed tho news
of the forgery over tho world, dwelling
particularly upon the fact that the per
petrator was an American. Tho next
morning the London press overflowed.
Every prominent paper gavo a leader in
the editorial column, and when the
weeklies and monthlies camo out they
followed suit These editorials make
now to nswho were on the inside nnins
ing reading. They were full of Philis
tine talk and amazement, aud generally
conceded that Xoyes was au innocent
dupe, and all more or less doubted if his
principal, the manager, and mysterious
Mr. F. A. Warren would ever come back
to say so.
Day after day went by, and Mac and
George hung around London reading
the accounts of tho affair and of the ex
amination of Xoyes before the lord
They had communicated with him
throngh his solicitor, and he sent the,m
word to leave England at once. . Iu the
mean time they had been sending away
tho cash, aud so ' intrenched were they
in the belief that by no possible chance
could their names becomo mixed up in
the affair that in every instance but two
they sent the money or bonds to Amer
ica in their right itiumes. ,
In tile meantime tho bank very wisely
sent a cable to their legal agent, Clar
ence A. Seward, in Xew York, asking
him to set lhe American detective force
on tho alert. He was a man of the world
and understood quite well what sort of
men then ruled at police headquarters.
So he sent at once for Robert Pinkerton
and gave him entire charge of the
American side of tho line. Eventually
they unearthed the whole plot, secured
the evidence that convicted us and re
covered the greater part of the money.
The first step taken by the private in
quiry men was to have the detectives at
headquarters led to believe that they
had the case entirely in their own hands,
and to strengthen this Pinkerton had a
lawyer go to headquarters every day to
consult with Irving.
After the continental raid, on our re
turn to Loudon, we sent Irving 3,000 iu
greenbacks in a registered letter, bnt in
order to have a hold on our three honest
friends at headquarters in case of any
possible treachery in the future we pat
the money in tho envelope in the pres
ence of a magistrate and had his clerk
register them and make it a part of the
court record. The envelope was simply
addressed, "James Irving, Esq., 800
Mulberry street, Xew York," and of
course the officials in London supposed
it a private address.
When we returned from Rio, we sent
another $3,000, $1,000 each for Irving,
Stanley and White, and took the same
Soon after the floods of money coming
tons in London Mac sent $15,000 to
Irving in another registered letter with
out any precautions whatever. Irving &
Co. did not know what game we were
playing, bnt were very happy over the
dividends past and to come. But when
they read the cable dispatches in tha
press about the bank forgeries their bliss
was ecstatic. Each in fancy saw himself
decked out in a magnificent diamond
pin and ring spinning along Harlem
lane behind a particularly fast pair in a
stylish rig. This was their day vision.
At night each saw himself in certain re
sorts ordering unlimited bottles or see
ing Xew York by gaslight at the rate of
$100 a minute and the Britishers paying
for it all. But the lawyers and the Pink
ertons. twrweeu them played -Irving and
headquarters for fools and knaves. Day
after day one of the lawyers visited Mul
berry street, and being tutored by Pink
erton gave points to Irving, who, with
his two chums, never suspected the game
being played on them.
But as I have got somewhat ahead of
events in London I will return there
and very briefly narrate what was tak
ing place there. Nearly every day Noyes
was brought before the lord mayor and
officially examined; bat, acting under
advice of his lawyer, he was strictly
noncommittal. The detectives and offi
cials were convinced be knew all about
In searching Xoyes the English police
had found his garments were made by
a certain London tailor who had several
establishments. They brought the fore
men and salesmen down to see him, and
none could identity him, bnt tho detect
ives went over the ground again and
discovered that they had missed one
branch store.. This was the one Xoyes
had patronized. They remembered him
as a customer who had, when ordering
garments, given the name of Bedford.
This in itself was a bad point against
Noyes, and they wanted very much to
make him talk, and had they been per
mitted to adopt vigorous American
methods they might haij succeeded.
A salesman remembered seeing Xoyes,
or Bedford, one day walking in Mayfair
with a gentleman who really was Mac,
of whom he gave a good description,
and, taking the clerk, the detective
started out to make a honso to house in
vestigation. Xow, 1 Mayfair, the first
house they entered, was the residence
of a famous London doctor of the name
of Payson Hewett, and Mae had been a
patient of his. Bat Hewett knew ab
solutely nothing about him save only
his name and the address he gave
Westminster Palace hotel. The detect
ives were elated and flew to this hotel,
but as Mac had never been a guest they
could learn nothing, fctill they had
cause for rejqicing. Eere was Xoyes
giving a fictitious name to a tailor and
in company with an elegantly dressed
American, who gave a fictitious address
to his surgeon. And they were well sat
isfied that whenever the matter was dug
out it would be found that Mao had a
hand in the business. Payson Hewett
stated that Mac said ho was a medical
graduate from on American university
and said that no doubt he spoke the
truth, as he had a perfect knowledge of
Mac, before sending his baggage away,
had intended to sail from Liverpool by
the Java of the Cnnard line, and ho
cabled Irving at police headquarters to
meet him on the arrival of the steamer.
Mao went to Paris, stopping at the Ho
tel Richmond, Ruo du Helder, under
his right name, never for n moment
thinking ho could possibly come under
In the meantime tho Scotland Yard
men continued their house to house visi
tation of the fashionablo lodging houses
to hunt out Mac. This in huge London
was a Titanic task, but they exhibited a
marvelous activity in tracing enr clows.
In a lucky moment a subordinate, in
quiring at every number in St, James'
place if an American gentleman was
lodging or had lodged there, was in
formed by one landlady that Mac had
been a lodger, but had left a few flays
before. .As soon as this important report
arrived they flew to St. James' place
and found the landlady a warm friend
of the man they were looking for. The
detectives were forced to tell her their
business. She was indignant that any
one should so wrong Mac and ordered
them out of the house.
The rooms had been unoccupied since
Mao left, and a careful search was made
for clews, but nothing was found nntil'
she was asked for the waste paper
basket. The basket proved to be a bag,
aud when turned out some pieces of
blotting paper appeared, which, held ia
front of a mirror, of course would re
flect the writing the same as on the
written sheet, and on holding the last of
the lot to the glass they were thrilled
through and through when they saw re
flected there :
Ten Thousand Pounds Sterling
t A. Waukek.
This, when compared with a canceled
check of mine, then iu the possession of
the bank, exactly fitted it. Here was a
pieco of evidence which if it conld be
brought home to Mao was a chain to
bind him fast and sure.
The detectives started at once for
Paris, and going to tho American bank
ers, w here moat Americans register on
arrival, they found Mac's name as large
as life registered at Andrews & Co. as
stopping at the Hotel do Richmond.
They were not long in reaching Rue
dn Holder and learned that JJao had
left for Brest the night before. In short
ci der ono was at the Paris agency of the
steamship company aud found that Mao
had purchased a ticket to Xew York by
the Thuringia, which was due to sail
that very hour from Brest. Ho did not
let the grass grow under bis feet be
tween the ticket and telegraph offices,
and there ho telegraphed the authorities
to arrest Mac, but be had a speedy reply
that the Thuringia had sailed half an
hour before his telegram came.
They therefore cabled to New York
particulars as t- Mac's departure, and
then they turned all their attention to
me. Mac had cabled Irving that he was
coming by the Thuringia. The English
detectives, feeling that there was no
secrecy required about their man being
on the steamer, gave the fact to the
Tress, and Irving discovered, very much
to his chagrin, that all the world shared
with him his secret as to Mac's where
abouts, and that if he would save his
reputation be would have to be on hand
not as a friend and confederate, bnt in
his official capacity, and make a genu
ine arrest that is, unless ho could ar
range to have Mac taken off the steamer
in a small boat as soon as she came into
the lower bay and before the police boat,
with its load of officials, came aloug&ide.
This Irving and his two subordinates
resolved to attempt, so he took into his
counsels a great c hum of his and a well
known burglar of the name of Johnny
Dobbs. To him was given the job of get
ting Mao off the steamer, but ho made a
serious blunder, instead of luring and
manning two boats, one to relieve the
other, he got only one. For a day or
two they came within bailing distance
of all incoming steamers, but were
ashore on Staton Inland taking a rest
when bright and early one morning the
Thuringiaslipped into the harbor. There
was a man in the boat with Dobbs who
knew Mac, and the plan was to meet
the steamer, and as Mac was sure to be
on deck on the lookout to shout to him
to jump overboard, and tbey would pick
him up and make far shore. Once ashore
and warned, they would not have seen
After the Thuringia came into the
harbor Irving kept the police boat wait
ing over an boor. Then, supposing bis
friend was safe ashpreL he boarded the
elnp. Thero were five United States
marshals on the police tug, the bank
lawyers and some of the private iuqniry
Irving, accompanied by White and
Slaiil. y, jiiiuptd aboard tho V.g fcliip,
after giving orders to the captain of the
tug not to let any ono off until ho gave
permission. Mac saw the tug aud recog
nized his thn-o friends, but was in no
w ay alarmed until Irving, i-baking hands
with him, hurriedly explained tho state
of affairs. Mac toik them to his cabin
and gavo them $ 100,000 in bonds, $10,
000 iu greenbacks, besides English bank
notes and two or thrco valuable dia
monds. Then taking out several bags of
sovereigns ha Klid : "Xow, boys, help
yourselves. Load yourselves down and
keep them from tho enemy." What a
picture tho$o fellows loading up with
that golden store of sovereigns wonld
have made ! They knew the marshals
and detectives they had entrapped
aboard tho tag would be furious and
were morally sure that Irving & Co. had
plncked their bird. Thercforo any ap
pearance of pockets bulging out might
lead to disgrace; 60, whilo they hated
to leave any, for their fingers rtched for
nll.'yet they were forced to that cruel
In the meantime a storm was raging
among the rival officers, who did not
relish being duped, and finally by threats
forced the captain to bring the tug
alongside the tt earner. Then they rush
ed on board to find Irving 6s Co. with
their prisoner awaiting them.
Tho marshals went to the cabin and
found sonio 4,000 or 5,000 in sover
eigns, bnt when Mac was searched noth
ing was found on bim bnt $20 in green
backs. He was turned over to tho United
States ofii.-uals nnd landed in Ludlow
Street jail, pending an examination be-
fjro tho lTuitl States commissioner
with a view to his extradition.
How the 254,000 was found wrapped
in old clothing in Mac's trunk nt the
European exprers ofiico, 44 Broadway,
would tako too' much time to tell hero.
add how circulars were h lit out to the
banks aud trust companies warning
them to hold all funds deposited by any
of our party, and how Pinkertm aud his
men recovered l;:rgo sums in various
places, must all bo passed over liiTe.
Suffice it to say that the fatal piece
of blotting paper was produced in Xew
York along with many lesser points of
evidence, and after a hard legal fight
Mac was finally ordered to bo riven p
to tb$ English government to stand his
trial for complicity in the great bank
The legal proceedings before the com
missioner lasted three full months. The
array of counsel on both sides made it a
forensic contest between giants, in which
all past history was invoked for prece
dents. This extradition case attracted
For the present I leave Mac on the
Atlantic, bailing nwiftly eastward to
meet lus tumble doom.
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