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BY GEORGE EDWARD GRAHAM.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, when Governor
•I New Yotk, utd:—"Mr. Qrshim'sstory I*
tke beat accoaiil I bave beard or read of Ibe
•aval flfbtlot during the war. It needed
aa aucb conrate to so abont Uklnj photo
graphs aa It did to work the fona."
Contains an autograph endorsement and personal!
account of the battio by Eear-Admirat Schley.
I "Th© facts of the story of the movements
and operations of the Flying- Squadron ah the
author tells them In this book are correct."
—W. S. SCHLEY.
An interesting narrative of facts. Explains the so-1
called "Retrograde Movement the "Loop the "Coaling I
Problem," and settles conclusively every adverse ruling I
of the Court of Inquiry.
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PART III.—Utterly exhausted ai)d un
conscious, Hayle Is found by English offi
cers near frontier station of Nampoung.
As soon as able he leaves for Rangoon
and thence to Eneland.
PART IV.—Two- months later another
officer at Nampoung, while out on a hunt
comes across Kltwaiter and Codd. Kitwa
ter explains they were traders who had
fallen into handls of Chinese who had put
out hts own eyes and pulled out Codd's
tongue. After recovering somewhat from
effects of exposure and tortures they set
off in pursuit of Hayle.
CHAPTER I.—George Fairfax relates
how he became a detective in Australia
and finally came to open up as office In
London.
CHAPTER II.—Kltwater and Codd try
to secure Fairfax's services. They, repre
sent themselves as missionaries returned
from China where a rich native patron
turned over tQ them on his death a great
fortune which was stolen by a guest
(Hayle) at the mission. Fairfax almost
concludes not to take case.
CHAPTER III.—Miss Kltwater calls on
Fairfax in behalf of her uncle and suc
ceeds in persuading him to take up the
work. Later In the day a stranger, who
calls himself Edward Bayley, of the Santa
Crux Mining company, seeks to get Fair
fax to go to Argentina to shadow mine
manager who is suspected of embezzle
ment. Detective replies he no^ has case
on which will engiage htm for some time.
Fairfax at a leading Jeweler's learns that
28 unusually large uncut Btones have there
just been received, and gets description of
man ot whom they were bought,
CHAPTER IV.—One evening Fairfax
finds himself followed by two ruffians, but
manages to elude them. Suspecting they
will repeat performance he goes forth the
next night, but with one of Ms most pow
erful men but a little behind. Finding that
he Is Indeed followed, Fairfax turns into
a dark street and turns about and con
fronts ruffians who confess they have been
hired to brain, him. Finding where they
were to meet* their principal, detective
goes in their place to keep appointment.
He conceals himself and' Is much sur
prised to see Mr. Bayley approach.
CHAPTER V.—From the managing di
rector of the Santa Cruz Mining company
Fairfax learns there Is no Bayley In their
employ. The director, however, remem
bers a former clerk who answers to the
description given by the detective his
name was Gideon Hayle. That ptame day
by accident Fairfax almost comes upon
Hayle, but the latter escapes into a cab.
Fairfax fallows in close pursuit. After
a long chase the forward cab comes to a
stop, but it Is empty. -v
CHAPTER VI
I flatter myself that I am a man
who is not easily disconcerted, but
for the second time that day I was
completely taken aback. I had
watched that cab so closely, had fol
lowed its progress so carefully, that
it seemed impossible Ilnyle could
have escaped from it. Yet there was
the fact, apparent to all the world,
that he had got away. I looked from
the cab to t'he cabman and then at
my own driver, who had descended
from his perch and was standing be
side me.
"Well, I wouldn't have believed it,"
I said aloud, when I had recovered
nomewiiat. from my astonishment.
My own driver, who had doubtless
begun to think that the sovereign. I
had promised him was in danger,
was inclined to be somewhat belli
cose. It appeared as if he were
anxious to make a personal matter
of it, and in proof of this he stern
ly demanded of his rival what hehad
done with his fare.
"You don't think I've ate him, do
yer?"- asked that worthy. "What's
it got to do with me what a fare
does? I set 'im down, same as I
should do you, and now I am on my
way 'ome. Look arter your own
fare, and take him 'ome and put him
ter bed, but don't yer a'corae aboth
erin' me. I've done the best day's
work I've ever 'ad in my life, and if
so be the pair of yer like to come
into the pub here, well, I don't know
as I won't a stand yer both a two of
Scotch cold. It looks as if 'twould
kind a' chear the guvner up a bit,
seein' as how he's dis'pointed like.
Come on now!"
It is one of my principles, and to it
I feel that I owe a considerable por
tion of my success, that I never al
low my pride to stand in the way of
my business. The most valuable in
formation is not unfrequently picked
up in the most unlikely places, and
for this reason I followed my own
Jehu and his rival into the public
house in question. The man was
visibly elated by the good stroke of
business he had done that night, and
was inclined to be convivial.
'E was a proper sort of bloke,"
he said as we partook of our refresh
ment. 'E give me a fiver, 'e did, an'
I wishes as 'ow I could meet an
other 'like 'im every day."
"They do say as how one man's
mutton is another man's poison," re
torted my driver, who, in spite of
the entertainment he was receiving,
visibly regarded the other with dis
favor. "If you'd a give us the tip,
I'd 'ave 'ad my suvering. As it is I
don't take it friendly like that you
should a' bilked us."
"Yer can take it as yer darned
well please," said the other, as he
spoke placing his glass upside down
on the counter, in order to prove be*
yottd contradiction that it was emp
ty. I immediately ordered a repeti
tion, which was supplied. Thereupon
the cabnlan continued:
"When I 'as a bit of business ter
do yer must understand that I does
it, and that no man can say as I
doesn't. A gent gets into my keb
and sez he: 'Drives me until I tell
yer to stop, and go as fast as yer
can,' sez he. 'Take every back street
yer know of, and come out some,
where ox ton way. I'm not par*
tic'lar so long as I go fast, an' I
don't git collared by the keb that's
after us, If yer help me to give Mm
the slip there's a flve-poun' note for
yer trouble.' Well, sez I to myself,
this Is a proper bit of business and
there and then I sets ofC as fast as
the old 'orse cud take us. We turns
up Southampton street, and you
turns up after us. As we was agoin'
BY GUY BOOTHBY.
NIKOLA,"
PHAROS,
SYNOPSIS.
T.—Three rcgues, Ilayle, ITltwater
ana Codd, meet at Singapore. Latter two
have l«?arn«d of existence of hidden treas
ure at Si-ngkor-Wat—o'.d Burmese ruin
near Chinese border. Haylc only half be
lieves account, but nevertheless, agrees to
join In search.
FART II.—Reaching Sengkor-Wat, the
men make their way through the ancient
streets and towaTd the once splendid paJ
ace. Toward dusk after a most tedious
search they come upon secret entrance to
underground vaults, in which are discov
ered great quantities of bar gold and uncut
rubles and sapphires* Hayle fills both
hands with gems and thie men make their
way outside again. On reaching camp they
find their two Burmese servants, slain and
horribly mutilated, Chinese fashion. Dur
ing the night Hayle secures treasure and
steals away Into the jungle.
THE BQYPTIAN,"
down 'Knrletta street I asked him to
let me 'ave a look at his flve-poun'
&ot*i iot dida'i Waal SO Ssnli erf U89 before desutatioa bad entaiid
Case
THE BEAUTIPUL WHITE DEVIL,"
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Fashion or any of that sort of truck
shoved into me, you'll understand.
'You needn't be suspicious, cabby,'
sez he, 'I'll make it suverings, if you
like, and half a one over for luck, if
that will satisfy yer?' When I told
him it •would, he give me two poun'
ten in advance and away we went
again. We weren't more than 'arf a
mile away from here—thank ye, sir,
1 don't mind if I do, it's cold drivin'
•—well, as I was a sayin' we wasn't
more than 'arf a mile away from
here, when the gent he stands up
and sez to me: 'Look here. Kebby,
turn the next corner pretty sharp,
and slow down at the first bye-street
you come to. Then I'll jump out.'
'Eight yer are, guvnor,' sez I, and
with that he 'ands me up the other
two poun* ten and the extry half
suvering. I fobbed it and whipped
up the old 'oss. Next moment we
was around the corner, and a-drivin'
as if we was a trying to ketch a
train. Then we comes to a little side
street, an' I slows down. Out 'e
jumps and down he goes along a side
street as if the devil was arter him.
Then I drives on. my way and pulls
up 'ere. .Bilked you were, guvnor,
and I don't mind sayin' so, but busi
ness is business, and five poun' ten
ain't to be picked up every day. I
guess the old woman will be all
there when I get 'ome to-night."
"That's all very well, eabby," I
said, "but it'« just likely you want
to add another sovereign to that five
pound ten. If you do I don't mind
putting another in your way. I tell
you that I want to catch the man I
was after to-night. He's as big a
thief as ever walked the earth, and
if you will help me.to put my hand
upon him, you'll be. doing a service,
not only to me, but to the whole
country at large."
"What is it you want me to do?"
he asked, suspiciously. "He treated
me fair, and he'll take it mean of me
if I help you to nab him."
"I don't want you to do anything
but to drive me to the side street
where you put him down. Then you
can take your sovereign and be off
home as quick as you like. Do you
agree?"
He hesitated for a space in which
a man could have counted 20, and
then set his glass upon the counter.
"I'll do it,"'he said. "I'll drive yer
there, not for the suvering, but for
the good of the country yer speaks
about. Come on."
I gave my own man his money, and
then followed the other out "to his
cab. He mounted to his box, not
without some help, and we presently
set off. Whether it was the effect
of the refreshment he had imbibed,
or whether it was mere elation of
spirits I cannot say, the fact, how
ever, remains that for the whole of
the journey, which occupied ten or
twelve minutes, he howled vocifer
ously. A more joyous cabman could
scarcely have been discovered in all
that part of London. At last he
pulled his horse to a standstill, and
descended from his seat.
"This 'ere's the place," he said,
"and that's the street he bolted
down. Yer can't mistake it. Now
let's have a look at yer suvering,
guvner, and then I'll be off home to
bed, and it's about time too."
I paid him the sum I had prom
ised him, and then made my way
down the narrow street, in the direc
tion Hayle had taken. It was not
more than a couple of hundred yards
long, and was hemmed in on either
hand by squalid cottages. As if to
emphasize the misery of the locality,
and perhaps in a measure to account
for it, at the further end I discov
ered a gin-palace, whose flaring
lights illuminated-the streets on
either hand with brazen splendor. A
small knot of loafers were clustered
on th« pavement outside the public,
and these were exactly the men I
wanted. Addressing myself to them
I inquired how long they had been
in their present pnsition.
"Best part of an hour, guv'ner,"
•aid one of them, pushing his hands
deep down into his pockets, and
executing a sort of double shuffle as
he spoke. "Ain't doin' any harm
'ere, I 'ope. We was 'opin' as 'ow a
gent, like yourself would come along
in the course of the evening just to
ask ua if we was thirsty, and wot
we'd take for to squench it."
"You shall have something to
'squench' it, if you can answer the
questions I am going to ask you," I
replied. "Did either of you see a
gentleman come down this street,
running, about half an hour or so
ago?"
"Was he carrying a rug and a
bag?" asked one of the men, without
hesitation.
"He was," I replied. "He is the
man I want. Which way did he go
when he left here?"
"He took Jim Boulter's cab," said
another man, who had until a few
moments before been leaning against
the wall. "The Short 'Un was alook
in' after it for 'im, and I heard him
oall Jimmy myself. He tossed the
Short 'Un a bob, he did, when he got
in. Suoh luck don't seem ever to
come my way."
"Where is the Short 'Un, as yon
call him?" I inquired, thinking that
it might be to my advantage to in
terview that gentleman.
"A-drinkin, of his bob in there,"
tbe man answered. "Where d'ye
think ye'd be a-seein' 'im? Bearin'
'isself proud like a real torf, and at
closen' time they'll be chuckin' 'im
out into the gutter, and then 'is
wife'll come down, and they'll fight,
.an' most like both of 'em'll get
jugged before they knows where they
is, and come before the beak in the
mornin'.'-'
"Look here," I said, "if one of you
will go in and induce the gentleman
of whom you speak to come out here
and talk to me, I would not mind
treating the four of you to half a
crown."
The words had scarcely left my
&
the house in search of the gentleman
in question. When they returned
with him one glance was sufficient to
show me that the Short 'Un was in a
decidedly inebriated condition. His
friends, however, deeming it possiblo
that their chance of appreciating my
liberality depended upon his condi
tion being such as he could answer"
questions with some sort of intelli
gence, proceeded to shake and pum
mel him into something approaching
sobriety. In one of his lucid inter
vals I inquired whether he felt equal
to telling me in what direction the
gentleman who had given him the
shilling had ordered the cabman to
drive him. He turned the question
over and over in his mind, and then
arrived at the conclusion that it was
"some hotel close to Waterloo."
This was certainly vague, but it
encouraged me to persevere.
"Think again," I said "he must
have given you some definite address."
"Now I do remember," said the
man, "it seems to me it was Fox
well's hotel, Waterloo Boad. That's
where it was, Foxwell's hotel. Don't
you know it?
'Foxwell's Hotel Is a merry, merry place,
When the jolly booze is flowln', flowin'
free.'
Now chorus, gen'men." *5 'f\.
Having heard ail I wanted °to,' I
gave the poor wretches what I had
promised them, and went in search
of a cab. As good luck would have
it I was able to discover one in the
City Boad, and in it I drove off in the
direction of Waterloo. If Hayle were
really going to stay the night at
Foxwell's hotel, then my labors had
not been in vain, after all. But I
had seen too much of that gentle
man's character of late to put any
trust in his statements, until I had
verified them to my own satisfaction.
I was not acquainted with Foxwell's
hotel, but after some little search I
discovered it. It was by no means
the sort of place a man of Hayle's
wealth would be likely to patronize,
but remembering that he had par
ticular reasons for not being en evi
dence just at present, I could under
stand his reasons for choosing such
a hostelry. I accordingly paid off
my cabman and entered the bar.
Taking the young lady I found there
a little on one side, I inquired wheth
er a gentleman had arrived within
the last half-hour, carrying a bag
and a heavy traveling-rug.
Much to my gratification she re
plied that such a gentleman had cer
tainly arrived within the past half
hour, and was now at supper in the
coffee-room. She inquired whether I
would care to see him. I replied in
the negative, stating that I would
call next day and make myself
known to him.
"We are old friends," I said, "and
for that reason I should be glad if
you would promise me that you will
say nothing to him about my coming
to-night."
Woman-like the idea pleased her,
and she willingly gave the promise
I asked.
"If you want to see him you'd bet
ter be here early," she said. "He
told me when he booked his room
that he should be wanting to get
away at about ten o'clock to-mor
row morning."
"I'll be here well before that," I
replied. "If all goes right, I shall
call upon him between eight and nine
o'cock."
Feeling sure that, after what I had
said to her, she would say nothing
to Hayle about my visit, I returned
to my own hotel and retired to rest.
Next morning I was up betimes,
had breakfasted, and was at Fox
well's hotel before eight o'clock had
struck. I proceeded straight to the
bar, where I discovered my ac
quaintance of the previous evening,
in curl papers, assiduously dusting
shelves and counter. There was a
fragrance of the last night's pota
tions still hovering about the place,
Which had the dreary, tawdry ap
pearance that was so different to the
glamour of the previous night. I
bade the girl good morning, and then
inquired whether she had seen any
thing of my friend. At first she did
not appear to recognize me, but on
doing so she volunteered to go off
and make inquiries. She did so, to
return a few moments later with
the information that the gentleman
"had rung for his boots, and would
be down to breakfast in a few min
utes."
"I wonder what you will have to
say for yourself when you see me,
Mr. Hayle," I muttered. "You will
find that I am not to be so easily
shaken off as you imagine."
I accordingly made my way to the
dining-room, and seating myself at
a table ordered a cup of coffee and
an
egg-
The London egg is not a
favorite of mine, but I was prepared
to eat a dozen of them if necessary,
if by so doing I could remain in the
room long enough to find myself
faoe to face' with Gideon Hayle. Sev
eral people put in an appearance and
commenced their morning repast,
but when a quarter of an hour had
elapsed and the man I wanted had
not presented himself, my patience
became exhausted and I went in
search of my hourie of the bar.
"My friend's a long time coming
down," I said. "I hope he has not
gone out to breakfast?"
"You must be mistaken," she' an
swered. "I saw him come down
stairs nearly a quarter of an hour
ago. He went into the dining-room,
and I felt sure you must have seen
him. If you will follow me I'll show
him to you."
So saying she led the way along
the dingy passage until she arrived
at a fjrreen baize door with two glass
panels. Here she stopped and
scanned the dining-room. The boots,
who had just come upstairs from
the lower regions, assisted in the
operation, and seemed to derive con
siderable satisfaction from it.
"There he is," said the girl, point
ing to a table in the furthest corner
of the room "the tall man with the
black mustache."
I looked and was consumed with
disappointment. The individual I
saw there was no more like Hayle
than he was like the man in the
moon.
"Do you mean to tell me that he is
the man who arrived late last night
in a cab, and whose luggage consist
ed of a small brown bag and a trav
eling rug?" I asked.
ST-
hnY!n~ a go:sc wi'li me, young worn*
on, and 1 should advise you' to be?
careful. You don't realize who I
am."
"Iloighty toity." she said, with
toss of her head that sent her curl
papers dancing. "If you're going to
he nasty, I am going. You asked for
the gentleman who came late last'
night with a l)ng, and there he is. If
he's not the person you want, you
mustn't blame me. I'm sure I'm not
responsible for everybody's friends."
Dear me, hope not!"
The shock-headeil boots had all
this time been listening with the
greatest interest. lie and the bar
maid, it appeared, had had a quarrel
earlier in the morning, and in eon-
sequence were still far from being?
upon the best of terms.
"The cove as the gent wants, miss,
must be 'im as came close upon 11:
o'clock last night," he put in. "The'f
toff with the bag ami blanket. Why'.
I carried bis bag up to number 47":
with my own 'anils, and you know it.".
The girl was quite equal to the oc-'
casion.
"You'd better hold your tongue,"
she said. "If you don't you'll get
into trouble."
"Y\"l:at for?" he inquired. "It's a
free country, 'ope. Nice sort, of
toff 'e was, forgot all about the
boots, and me a-doin' 'is browns as
slap-up as if 'e was a-goin* out to
dinner with tbe queen. But p'reaps
he's left a 'arf-sovoreign for me with
you. It ain't likely. Oh, no, of
course it. isn't likely he would. You
wouldn't keep it, carefully for me,
would you? Oh, no, in course not?
What about that two bob the Amer
iean gent gave you?" at
The girl did not wait to hear any
more, but, with a final toss of her
head, disappeared into the bar.
"Now, look here, my friend," I said
to the bnots, "it is quite evident that
"WHAT IS IT?" 1 INQUIRED.
THING WRONG?"
"ANY-
you know more about this gentle-^
man than that young lady does. Tell
me all about him, and I'll make it
worth your while."
"There ain't much to tell," he an
swered. "Leastways, nothin' partic
ular. He was no end of a toff, great
coat with silk collar, neat browns,
gloves, and a bowler 'at."
"Mustache?"
"Yes, and waxed. Got a sort of
broad-arrow on his cheek, and looked
at ye as if 'is eyes was gimlets, and
he wanted to bore a hole through
yer called at seven, breakfast at
half-past, 'am and eggs and two cups
of corfee and a roll, all took up to
'im in 'is room. Ordered a cab to
catch the nine o'clock express to
Southampton. I puts 'im in with his
bag and blanket, and says: 'Kindly
remember the boots, sir,' and he
says: 'I've done it.' I said I 'adn't
'ad it, and he told me to go to—,
well, the place as isn't mentioned in
per lite company. That's all I know
about 'im."
He paused and shook his head in
the direction of the bar, after which
he observed that he knew all about
it, and one or. two other things be
side.
I gave him a shilling for his infor
mation and then left the house.
Once more I had missed Gideon
Hayle by a few minutes, but I had
received some information that might
help me to find him again. Unfor
tunately, however, he was now well
on his way to Southampton, and in
a few hours might be out of England.
My respect for that astute gentleman
was increasing hourly, but it did not
deter me, only made me the more re
solved to beat him in the end. Mak
ing my way to Waterloo, I Inquired
when the next train left for South
ampton. Finding that I had..more
than an hour and a half .to wait, I
telegraphed to the man I had sent to
Southampton to watch the docks,
and then took the electric railway to
the oity, and made my way to my of
floe, where a pile of correspondence
awaited me on my table. Calling my
managing clerk to my assistance, I
set to work to examine it. He
opened the letters while I perused
them and dictated the various re-'
plies. When he came to the fifth he
uttered an exclamation of surprise.
"What is it?" I inquired. "Any
thing wrong?"
In reply he handed me a letter
written on good note paper, but
without an address. It ran as fol
lows 1
(Continued on second page)
-Nature'S CUR§^
It Makes Restful Sleep.
Sleeplessness.almost invariably accompa.
nles constipation and its manifold attendant
evils—nervous disorders, indigestion, head
ache, loss of appetite, etc. To attempt to in
duce sleep by opiates Is a serious mistake, for
the brain is only benumbed and the body suf
fers. Celery King removes the
cause of wake
fulness by its soothing effect on the nerves
and on the stomach and bowels.
Celery King cures Constipation and Nerva
Mtomaehi Lirvt ftaA KWifUnHSh I
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