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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, - MONDAY, DECE1SD3ER 25, 1911.
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AN ADVENTURE OF PETER CREWE "TKZ MAN
WITH THE CAMERA EYES"
By HAROLD CARTER
LJ CDp7TthtJ3UA7 W. G. Cfcspman. In the Cnlte4 States and OmtBrltaim
In spite of an acquaintance which "Why, yes. sir," answered Thomp-
lA lasted several months. I had never son, reddening, "but it seems such
known that Peter Crewe was an Eng
lishman. His accent was of that inde
terminate character common to the
educated class of both America and
England, and I had learned very little
about bis antecedents, since he ap
peared to be wholly absorbed In his
hobby of unraveling mysteries through
the medium of his peculiar optical
gift. That he had any Interests out
side this line of occupation waa borne
In upon me for the first time when
going to his office to consult him rela
tive to a client of mine, I found him
reading a morning newspaper and giv
ing vent to short and emphatic ejacu
lations. "Did you see this?" he exclaimed.
"The American fleet's middleweight
champion Is to box our middleweight
champion at Coney Island tomorrow
evening at eight."
"Our champion?" I exclaimed.
"The champion of the visiting Brit
ish fleet," Crewe explained; and then
I learned his nationality for the first
"Are yon interested In boxing?" I
asked in some surprise.
"I was a pupil of John L. Sullivan."
he answered proudly.
It developed that Crewe had been
widely known at one time as a suc
cessful amateur boxer, and was still
held In respect as a man of parts and
a stickler for all the best traditions
of the ring.
"It is strange that you should have
brought up this subject." I said, "be
cause it is about this very roan.
Thompson, the American middle
weight, that I have come to consult
"What is the trouble?" asked Crewe,
laying his newspaper aside.
"I have an appointment with him at
three," I answered. "Suppose you
come over to my office and let him
tell you his own story."
Crewe agreed, and, promptly at the
hour set, Thompson made his appear
ance. He was a handsome, well-setup
fellow, a seaman from the "North
Dakota," and a man of evident intelli
gence. "Sit down, Thompson." I said.
Thompson complied, laying down his
head-covering upon the table. "Now,"
I said, "tell your story in detail." !
"Well, it's this way. Mr. Langton,"
said Thompson, pulling up his trouser
legs. "Next week I shall be twenty
one, and if I live to reach my majority
I Inherit a snug little sum of fifty
thousand dollars from the estate of
my uncle In Ireland. If I don't live
that long It goes to a distant connec
tion of my uncle known as Philip
Egan. It wasn't willed that way ex
actly, but there was a court case, and
the lawyers fixed it that way between
them after eating np half the estate in
litigation; the sum left was nearly a
"And you have experienced some
remarkable things during the past few
days," I continued.
"Yes, sir, as I told you this morn
ing. We came ashore last week after
a year's cruise, during which I hardly
eTer left the ship. Phil Egan was one
of the firBt men I met on landing. He
came up to me and shook hands.
'Frank,' he said, 'of course I hoped
you wouldn't live long enough to get
that money, but we're not going to let
a little thing like that stand between
friends, are we? And though I've
always mistrusted Phil, what could I
do but give him the glad grip? So we
saw the sights of the town together.
"Now, sir. that waa five days ago,
and of course I've been careful of my
self, being in training and having ev
ery hope of whipping the Britisher at
the Island tomorrow. And yet. It has
seemed to me that my life wasn't In
particularly good standing.
"That same night, while Phil and I
were strolling down the Bowery, per
fectly sober, we were attacked by a
gang without a moment's warning.
Phil got away; I knocked down two of
them, and the third nearly got home
with bis knife on me." He pulled down
his sailor's collar and displayed a faint
red scratch, almost encircling . the
"That would have been a bad wound
if It had gone an inch deeper, Mr.
Langton," he remarked philosophical
ly. "And the day before yesterday,
when I was pasBlng down a side street,
I heard a snap at my side and a crack
at a window opposite. I looked, and
In the woodwork of a door behind me
I found this. Just embedded."
He took from bis kerchief a .45 car
"You suspect Egan la trying to mur
der you for the sake of the money?" I
"It wouldn't become me to say that,
810 replied Thompson, "although I
haven't seen fclm since we were set
upon by the gang. But if he's going to
get me, he'll have to do it quickly, for
I come of age on Saturday."
"Did you go anywhere else with
Egan?" Crewe asked.
"We took a turn round Coney 1st
and, a couple hours before we were at
tacked on the Bowery, sir," Crewe answered.
"Now thick.- Did you do anything i
unusual at Coney?" :
of dismissing my clients."
"Forgive me, Langton," said Crewe,
j all penitence in a moment, "but really
I I saw so much further ahead than you.
I have reason to believe that a diaboli-
I cal scheme hca been put into execu
tion which will result in the young
! man's death at the fight. Tell me,
did you draw any deductions from the
; appearance or facts df the Attoolng?"
"It looked a little bluer than the
average tattoo mark," I said.
"Excellent Then you are begin
! nlng to observe," said Crewe. "But
i still, even if you could see all, that
j would help you little without a knowl
! edge of that man .Egan."
j "You have seen him before?" I ask
a i "Several times. In the month of
! July, 1907, I saw him in the Central
Criminal court, during the trial, ot
three Chinese gun-men, when I hap
pened In with a communication for the
district attorney. I was at that time
practising law. The gun men were
acquitted. A month later, while con
ducting a psrty of ladies over China
town I saw him seated at a table with
trifle, hardly worth mentioning."
"Never mind; out with it"
"Well, the fact is, I got tattoed by a
Chinaman." said Thompson. "I'd al
ways wanted to be done, and yet some
how I'd been a little shy; but Egan
persuaded me and I bad an eagle put
on my chest, very artistically, too."
"Let me see It" said Crewe.
Thompson stripped, and a moment ! two of the same men, eating with
later we perceived the outlines of our chopsticks. In fact. Egan is one of
national bird upon the sailor's chest I that small but influential class of
"It's hardly sore at all," said Thomp- i whites that makes itself useful to the
son. "That's the Chink's secret; It I Chinese criminal and is parasitical to
don't make you sore like most tattoo- j nim
"And Egan persuaded you to have
that done," said Crewe thoughtfully.
"Now, have you a photograph of this
"Yes, sir, I brought it with me at
Mr. Langton's instructions," said the
sailor. "We were took together at
"Now I see your point," I exclaim
ed. "The tattooing substance was of
a poisonous nature. End "
"In such a case I should hardly have
permitted our friend to depart"
"But you surely do not suggest that
the English champion has been bribed
to injure him?"
ed together, almost defied examination.
One came upon them unexpectedly In
corners, one stumbled round alleys
upon the same streets that one had
just quitted: our chance of singling
out this particular booth seemed al
most Impossibly remote. Suddenly
Crewe gripped my arm.
"You know, that man?" he asked,
pointing to a flashily dressed fellow
who slunk along, with a peculiarly
sinister gait, in front of us.
"No," I replied.
"That's Egan." he answered. "Dis
guised, but he could not take out that
wrinkle above the eyebrow. Now fol
We followed him for five minutes or
more; then he turned aside abruptly
and came to a halt In front of a Japa
nese rice-cake booth, in a corner of
which we now perceived a savage-
j looking Mongolian seated apparently
aimlessly, staring out upon the
"You recognize the firecracker sym
bol?" asked Crewe.
I did not recognize It and should
never have remembered those appar
ently . meaningless hieroglyphics.
Crewe, however, seemed to be In high
"Now a great deal hinges upon one
thing", he said. "It is my belief that
Thompson did not tell us his whole
story. In other words, I believe that
ne nas Deen inau:ea to return lor a
final treatment either tonight or to
"Surely not immediately before the
fight" I suggested.
bailors nave no common sense
i . r i y
He Tell bad and looked
bis bands stupidly.
Coney twenty-five cents, and a very
creditable piece of work."
Crewe took the photograph In his
hand and focussed his eyes upon it
"Hm! These cheap photographs
have one advantage over the expen
sive ones." he said. They are truer
to life; the photographers don't go in
for retouching. Thank you, my friend,"
he said, returning it "Now, let me
give you one piece of advice. Go back
to your ship and stay aboard her and
don't leave until you come of age."
"But the fight's tomorrow," said
"Cut it out."
"Why, sir, if I say it myself, I'm
the only man in the fleet can whip
the Britisher. They've been bragging
how they're going to put it all over
'If yoa take part In that fight your
chances of Inheriting that money will
be remote. Cut it oat, Thompson, and,
whatever you do, wear a pad of soft
cotton batting over that tattoo mark."
The sailor rose with an expression
of offended dignity.
"If that's all you can advise me,
gentlemen." he said, '1 must 6ay my
visit here hasn't done me much good."
"It has saved you a lot of harm,
young man," said Crewe. "At least
you have had your warning. You don't
Intend to obey my suggestions, I sup
pose?" "No, sir,' answered the sailor dog
gedly. "Then that is all I have to say to
you. No, Mr. Langton doesn't want to
add anything. Good afternoon to you."
! And he showed him out of the door.
"I must say, Crewe," I began, "you
have a rather unceremonious manner
"No," said Crewe, smiling. "Still,
at all hazards Thompson must not be
allowed to participate in the boxing
affray at Coney Island tomorrow. By
the way, you do not know Chinese, I
"1 often wish I did. With my power
of visual retention, I am able to re
produce practically every sign of the
ten thousand commonly used in the
Chinese written language. But un
fortunately my memory is rather sub
normal than extraordinary, and I am
never able to recollect what any of
these signs mean. However, we have a
little work to do In Chinatown."
We took the Third avenue elevated
to that swarming region, walked up
Mott street and halted before an ob
scure, dingy-looking shop. In whose
doorway stood a wide-hatted, felt
"This," said Crewe, "is the head
quarters ot the Hip Sings, by which
clan the gun men I referred to were
employed. What Co yoa see la the
I saw a miscellaneous assortment of
firecrackers, preserves, vegetables,
lacquer work, wood carvings, and
"Now which of those Chinese labels
should you say meant firecracker,
Langton?" asked my companion.
about themselves. Ten to one he will
be here. The only thing to do Is to
wait for him."
There was a conveniently secluded
place across the aliey. Since neither
of us waa known to Egan, it was ar
ranged that we should take our seats
within this beer garden and remain
"Langton," said Crewe, when we
were seated with our full glasses before
us, "I am more than ever confirmed In
my belief that a most ingenious and
liabollcal plot has been hatched for
:hat young seaman's death, and that
in return for services rendered him by
Egan that Chinese criminal has con
sented to co-operate with him. The
sight of the fire crackers has confirm
ed me in this belief. And if Thomp
son meets the English champion his
death will be a foregone conclusion."
"But could they not encompass hut
death without such a meeting?" I
"They could, undoubtedly. A fistic
encounter Dei wee a Egan or some
! hired bully and Thompson would have
the same result bo far as Thompson
Is concerned. But there would be two
drawbacks to such a plan. In the first
place, the survivor would probably be
arrested and have to stand his trial
for manslaughter. In the second place,
I the encounter would not be without
"Follow him, Langton." whispered
Crewe. "It Is not essential that we
know where he is going, but it is de
sirable In case more mischief is brew
ing. Do not be more than fifteen min
utes, though, in any event"
I went in pursuit of Egan, who mov
ed .off furtively through the crowds.
He made his way in the direction of
the American camp, where the sailors
of the English fleet were being re
galed at a clambake by their Ameri
can comrades. The affair was practic
ally over; as I approached the canvas
tent which had been set up I perceived
a hilarious crowd, composed of the
crews ot both nations, streaming out
arm In arm, laughing and chattering
together. Egan made his way toward
a large gathering of men which seem
ed to form the nucleus of the mob.
Suddenly the crowd opened and I
perceived Thompson struggling in the
arms of a dozen sturdy compatriots,
who, elated with the festive meal, In
sisted, apparently, in carrying him in
state down the main avenue ot Coney.
He regained his feet at last and stood
in their midst, flashed and a little un
steady. I was astonished to see that
he had evidently been drinking, in
spite of his training. At the same
moment he perceived Egan.
"Hello, Phil." he shouted, and shook
tha man by the hand warmly: then
flung his arms around him. It was
evident that prudence was no part of
the sailor's nature. I reasoned that
angered by the unsatisfactory result
of his Interview with Crewe and my
self that morning, he had experienced
an entire revulsion of feeling. Doubt
less Egan was now, to him, his best
friend, and we were maligners and
conspirators against his much-wronged
relative. I wondered how much he
would tell Egan; whether he would
put him upon his guard.
The pair sauntered slowly along the
avenue, despite the efforts of a fiery
little man, apparently Thompson's
trainer, who made wild endeavors to
head him toward the elevated rail
road. Thompson shook off the little
man as though he were a fly, while
his companions, evidently secure in
their belief of the sailor's ability to
dispose of the Englishman, trained or
untrained, warmly seconded their
mate. The little man gave up at last
and, after shaking his first aniTrily in
Thompson's face, disappeared among
Thereupon Thompson and Egan,
arm in arm, surrounded by a round
dozen of their cronies, strolled slow
ly in the direction of the tattooer's
I hastened after them, and, by mak
ing a detour, succeeded in getting
ahead of them at the next block and In
reaching the booth a couple of min
utes ahead of the party. I hurried
across the aliey to where I had left
Crewe at the beer garden table.
Where was Crewe? Could that be
he, that rough looking man, collarless,
with dirty reversible cuffs and open
waistcoat, his face flushed with drink.
who was inviting all and sundry to
come and sit down and drink at his
expense? Undoubtedly it was Crewe,
on closer inspection, for I had seen
him in that same disguise upon a pre
vious occasion; but I was certain that
the sailor would never recognize him
for the immaculate counsellor of the
Crewe was acting his part to the
"Here! Garcon! Waiter!" he yell
ed, "bring us a quart bottle of fizzy
drink. And say, you see that the
ice's cold, or I'll knock your block
otf." And he flung down a fifty dollar
bill upon the beer-soaked table, which
the waiter ran to seize with avidity.
As I lingered near, Crewe's sharp
eye was turned on me.
"Come here, bo," he yelled. "Have
a drink. Gemmen, a friend. My
friend gemmen," he added in Intro
duction; and, rather disgusted with
the part we were to play, I sat down
at an adjoining table, which was al
ready filled with Crewe's strange
None of them addressed me, how
ever, being all apparently bent upon
the possibility of extracting some
money from Crewe.
Then the uproarious crowd of sail
ors turned into the alley and lined up
der Crewe's nose. "You'll eat them j
words or 111 make" squash pie outen '
you." ' . "
"You will, will you?" replied Crewe
sneeringly. "Twelve to one twelve
Yanks to one Canadian, and that's
about your measure. There ain't a
man here I can't lick singly in fair
Crewe had forced his way to Thomp
son's side. The sailor had just been
released from the tattooer's charge
and was rearranging his clothes. Now,
hearing these words, he sprang up
"Let me get at him," he shouted.
"No, no, Frank don't fight. You got
to save your hands for tomorrow,
Frank." cried his supporters.
"Let, him fight" shouted Egan.
"What's the odds. It won't take many
seconds to put that slob out ot busi
ness. Say, do you mean what - you
said?" he yelled, thrusting his face
within an inch of Crewe's.
"I surely do, and here's to prove it,'
Crewe answered, and his fist shot out
and caught Egan on the point of the
Jaw. I saw the man collapse, crumple
up, and lie still. It was one of the
cleanest fighting blows I had ever seen
Infuriated by the defeat of his
friend, Thompson darted forward, his
fists whirling like engine shafts. There
was nething of science shown. Crewe
fought pluckily, but it waa evident
that he could not stand for long before
those sledge-hammer blows. He sprang
forward and the men clinched. I heard
a short quick snap, and heard the
sailor utter an exclamation of pain
He fell back and looked down at his
hands stupidly. One dangled limply
from the wrist as though it were
"It was a foul blow. Langton," said
Crewe to me on the following day.
"But unquestionably it was justified
for the saving of the man's life. By
the way, I see that the Englishman
easily defeated Thompson's substi
"What was the substance used by
the tattooer?" I asked, knowing that
Crewe's story would have to be drawn
out of him piecemeal.
"One of the Iodides," he answered,
"and the most powerful explosive
known. So violent are they In their
action that if a few grains be strewn
upon the face of a watch, the hands.
coming In contact with them, will de
tonate them and blow the whole watch
"How did you come to suspect that
this substance had been used, and
how was it intended to work?"
"Do you remember what they used
to rub into soldiers' wounds in olden
days, Langton?" my companion asked.
I shook my head.
"Gunpowder. The exploives have
the property of being very well tolerat
ed by the tissues of the human body.
Thompson's statement that the tattoo
ing caused barely any irritation, the
peculiarly blue appearance of the
scar, and the relationship existing be
tween Egan and the Chinaman, who
was connected with a firm of firecrack
er importers, all confirmed me In my
suspicion. The plan was, undoubtedly,
to let Thompson meet the English
man, when the first hard blow that he
received upon the chest would certain
ly have detonated the explosive and
blown out the vital organs of the body,
producing instant death.
"You know that when a foreign sub
stance enters the tissues, nature, un
able to reject it renders it harmless
by encysting It. It was the fear that
this encysting process might already
have begun which caused Egan to in
sist upon a second application.
"If the substance could have been
removed, I would have confided
in Thompson. But any attempt to
cut out the explosive would nave
caused an immediate detonation. My
problem, therefore, was to prevent the
fight by rendering Thompson power
less without striking him upon the
chest, as Egan hoped I would when he
incited him to at.ack me. And but
for that," concluded Crewe, with a
touch of pride in his tones, "I think
I could have glv- a better account
of myself in our little tussle."
"I suppose there 13 no chance of
bringing the criminals to justice," I
uggestod. "Thompson would be the
"A fine piece of cloth my
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wear a better lookinr
"Yes, I am pleased with
it. I had it made by a
good merchant tailor. The
cloth i3 one of the
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"I think so too. Now fix that sign
in your mind. Our next objective is
It was evening before we arrived,
and the shows were in full swing.
"Now, Langton, we have to find our
Chinaman," said Crewe. "I am afraid
gp mat it is rather like searching for a
needle in the proverbial haystack.
( Keep a sharp lookout for a Chinese
tattooer. and we will take in each al
' ley in rotation." .
t "We traversed Coney Island and Its
j purlieus for an hour and more with-
;J i out success. The booths, closely pack-
"T-l, T , ....
i.r .k,. k " danger to the life of the other party,
placed above those bunches of rock- i wi,.,a v m.kh. r,V,
iue inuuceui participant in ine mur
der, all danger is removed so far aa
concerns the conspirators."
I was more piqued than ever, but I
knew that it was not Crewe's custom
to explain his theories until the de
nouement. I revolved a dozen ideas
in my mind. Could the Chinaman have
injected some subtle poison which
would be set in action only in the
stress of a fistic encounter? My spec
ulations were cut short by my per
ceiving Egan prepare to move away.
In bis farewell of the gun man there
appeared to be glance of perfect understanding.
in front of the booth. I heard Egan's
voice ring out, apparently to smother
"Shut your face," he yelled to the
objector. "Let him be vaccinated if
he wants to be.' Show 'em your chest,
Frank. Look, boys. Ain't that the
finest eagle you've ever seen! That's
the Yankee eagle," be continued, 'and
I don't want anybody to tell me that
Frank can't beat the Britisher with
that eagle on his chest. If anybody
tells me so," be continued, looking
around, "let him step up and Bay so,
and I'll smash his lajp in."
Either nobody disagreed with the
speaker's views, or else each of the
sailors felt that his face would be
more suitable if it were not smashed
in. With a look of triumph Egan
turned to the tattooer. and pushei.
Thompson into a chair. The China
man took out his needles and pig
ments and began his work.
There is some psychological moment
when the noisiest crowd becomes mo
mentarily silent. At such a time the
Toice of some Individual will arise
and dominate the mob. So, at this
juncture, the drunken tones of Crewe
came floating across the still air:
"To hell with the American eagle!"
A dozen sailors sprang round,-glaring.
"What's that? What's that?"
they cried. "Who said that?"
"I said that," Bhouted Crewe, rising
and swaggering unsteadily toward
them. "To hell with the American
eagle," he repeated with drunken grav
ity. "There'o no Tank living but a lit
tle Canadian can knock the five-spot
off every time."
There waa a rush in Crewe's direc
tion. In an instant he was surrounded
by a mob of excited seamen, while his
new friends made themselves scarce,
evidently unwilling to share his un
popularity, yet net wholly absenting
themselves, in case of further profits
"YouH take that back," shouted a j
brawny sail or man, shaking his fist un- '
to take the pa -t of Egan. At
least he ought to know the truth."
"What for?" asked Crewe. "He will
be well protected in the ship's hos
pital, the explosive will have become
encysted with a few days, and Thomp
son will certainly Inherit that legacy.
Langton, he said, looking at me whim
sically, 'you, as a lawyer, ought to
know that the wi e man Is he who
knows vhe to keep his mouth shut.' "
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approved at that time, and the under
signed will ask for an order of distri
bution, and will also ask to be dis
charged. Kock Island, 111.. Dec. 14. 1911.
MABEL, C. MOLLER,
Administratrix of the Estate of Freder
ick W. Moller, deceased
H. A. Weld, attorney.
K state of Gustav A. Lohse. deceased.
The undersigned having been ap
pointed administrator of tne estate ot
Uustav A. A-jhse, late of the county of
flock Island, state or Illinois, deceased,
r ere by gives notice that she will appear
before tne prooute court of Rock Island
county, at the probate court room, la
the city of Kock Island, at the February
t rm. un the tlrst Monday in February
next, ut wnlcb time all persons having
claims against said estate are notltied
and requested to attend for the pur
Dose of having the same adjusted. All
persons Indebted to said estate are re- ,
Dated liiu u:y of November, A. O.
iSll. XILI.IE LOHSfc.
Jiusch E. Curtis, attorney.
318 Twenty-second St.
Express, baggage anil
EanHnsr of All Kinds.
Call West 981.
C. H. THORNHILL
Kotlre of Publication.
State of Illinois. Rock Island Coun
In the Circuit Court. January Term.
A. Li. i12. In Cnancery.
l;rtha Uaker vs. Moses V. Baker.
Aiiidavi t.iHt said defendant. Mosee
L. liaker, upon due and diligent in- '
t(Uiiy can i.ot be found, having been
tiled in the clerk's ulnce of the circuit
court of said county, notice Is there
fore hereby glvri to the said defend
ant tt.ai tne complainant tiled her bill
of complaint, in said court, on the
chancery side thereof, on the 2flh day
of November, lull, and that thereupon
a summons lsued out ot said court,
wherein said suit !s now pending, re
turnable on the &rt Monday in the
mon'ii of January next, as is by law
Now. unless you. the said defendant
Above named. Moses L. liaker. shall
personally be ur.d appear before said
circuit court, on the tirst day ot the
next term thereof, to be holden at Ror-k
Inland, in and for said county, on thi
ftrst Monday In January next., and
plead, answer or demur to the said
complainant's bill of complaint, the
same and the matters and things there
in charged ar4 stated will be taken a
rnnicuva anu -s uwi vw.vjvu u k ni nk
you accorOing 1-. the praver of aald bilL
GEORGE W. GAMBLE. Clerk.
Rock Island. Ilk. Nov. 2S. 111.
Marion . Sweeney, complainant's so.