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THE SCRAKTO"N- TRIBUNE TUESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 28. 1894.
How can we sell
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We must have the
VU room and all Furs
must go regardless of what
they cosl;. Wc still have a
good assortment of Fine
a very good gar
ment and well
worth double the money. We
have some very good styles
left in Fine Garments.
fa CHILDREN'S UN
WUi Our stock of Chil
li drcn's Underwear is
much larger than we
VUi want to carry, so have
cut the price deep to close.
White, qc. upward. Scarlet
and Gray at cost.
MEN '3 UNDER
WEAR. Greatest Bargain
in this department
ever offered. AH
grades of White. Gray and
Scarlet; price astonishes.
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of the skates soon cut through ordinary
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TOBIAS GBIGJON SHOWS WHAT EC CAN EOi
Tin' papers uexi day were full of the
'Brixton mystery," as they termed it.
Each had u long account of the uifalr,
and some had leaders upon it in addi
tion. There was some information in
them which was new to me. 1 Itlti re
tain in my scrap book numerous clip
pings and extract bearing upon tho
eaM. Here is u condensation of a few
The Daily Telegraph temarked that
In the history of orime there had sel
dom been a tragedy which presented
tranger features, Thr German namo
of the victim, tho absence of all other
motive, und the .sinister inscription on
the wall, all pointed to its perpetration
by political refugees and revolution
ists. The socialists bad many brunchse
in America, and the deceased hsd, no
doubt, infringed their unwritten laws
and been tracked down by them.
After alluding airily to tho Vehm
gerieht, aqua tofana, Carbonari, the
Marchioness de Brinyilliera, the Dar
winian theory, the principles of
Malthus and the Itatelitt' highway
murders, the article concluded by ad
monishing the government and advo
cating a dolor watch over foreigners
Tht Standard commented uKn the
fact that lawless outrages of the aort
usually occurred under a Mberul ad
miniatrfttion. They arose from the
unsettling of the minds of the masses,
and the consequent weakening of all
authority! The deceased was an
American gentleman who had been
residing for some weeks in the
metropolis. He had stayed at the
boarding-house of Mine. Charpeutier,
in Torquay Terrace, Camberwell. He
was accompanied in bis travels by his
private secratary, Mr. Joseph Stanger
son. The two bade adieu to their
landlady upon Tuesday, the 4th iust.,
and departed to Euston station with
the avowed intention of catching the
Liverpool express. They were after
ward seen together on the platorm.
Nothing more is known of them until
Mr. Drebber! body was, as recorded,
discovered in an empty house in tho
Brixton road, many miles from Huston
How he came there or how he met his
fate are questions which are still in
volved in mystery. Nothing is known
of the whereabouts of Stangerson.
We are glad to learn that Mr. lies
trade and Mr. Oregson, of Scotland
Yard, are both engaged upon the case,
and it is confidently anticipated thut
these well-known officers will speedily
threw light upon the matter.
The Da.il v News observed that there
ivns no flnuht. as to the crime hlnff il I
- - n
political one. The despotism and ha
tred of liberalism which animated the
continental governments had had tho
effect of driving to our shores a number
of men who might have made excellent
citizens were they not soured by tho
recollection of all that they had un
dergone. Among these men there was
a stringent code of honor, any in
fringement of w hich was punished by
death. Every effort should be made
to find the secretary, Stangerson, and
to ascertain some particulars of the
habits of the deceased. A great step
hail been gained by. the discovery of
the address of the house ut which he
had boarded a result which was en
tirely due to the acuteness and energy
of Mr. QregKm, of Scotland Yard.
Sherlock Holmes and I read theso
notices over together at breakfast, and
they appeared to afford him considera
'T told you that whatever happened
Leitrade and Oregson would be sure to
"That depends on how it turns out."
"Oh, bless you, it doesn't matter in
the least. If tho man is caught it will
be on account of their exertions; if ho
escapes it will be in spite of their ex
ertions. It's heads I win and tails you
lose. Whatever they do they will have
followers. 'Un sot truve toujours un
pins sot qui l'admire.' ''
"What on earth is this'.'" I cried, for
at this moment there came tho patter
ing of many steps in the hall and on
the stairs, accompanied by audible ex
pressions of disgust, upon the part of
"It's the Halter street division of the
detective jwdice force," said my com
panion gravely; and as he spoke there
rushed into the room half a dozen of
the dirtiest and most ragged street
Arabs that ever I clapped eyes on.
"Tentlonl" cried Holmes, in a sharp
tone, and the Rix dirty little scoun
drels stood in a line like so many statu
ettes. "In future you shall send up
Wiggins alone to report, and the rest
"IIAVK YoU FOUND IT. WI0QIS8?"
of you must wait in the street. Have
you found it, Wiggins?"
"No, sir, we liaiu't," said use of the
"I hardly expected you would. You
must keep on un! II you do. Here aro
your wages." He handed each of them
u shilling. "Now, off you go, and
couie back with a better report next
He waved his hand, und they scam
pered away downstairs like bo many
ruts, and wo heard their shrill voices
next moment in the street.
"There's more work to le got out of
one of those little beggars than out of
a dozen of tho force," llolmes remarked.
"The mere bight of an official-looking
person seals men's Hps. These young
sters, however, go everywhere and
needles, too; all they want is organi
zation." "Is it on this lirixton case that you
ate employing them?" I asked.
"Yes; there is a point which 1 wish
to ascertain. It is merely a matter of
time. Hullo! we are going to hear
some news now with u vengeance!
Here is Oregson comlug down the road
with beatitude written upon every
feature of his fiuv. Hound for us, I
know. Yes, he is stor '"v. There he
There was a violent pea, v..e bell,
and in u few seconds the fair-haired
detective came up tho stairs, three
steps at a time, and burst into our sitting-room.
"My dear fellow," he cried, wringing
Holmes' unresponsive hand, "Congrat
ulate me I I have made tho whole
thing as clear as day."
A shade of anxiety seemed to me to
cross my companion's expressive face
"Do you mean that you are on the
right track?" he asked.
"The rijut track! Why, sir, we have
the man under look and key."
"And his uame is?"
"Arthur Charpeutier, sub-lieutenant
in her majesty's navy," cried Oregson,
pompously, rubbing his fat hands und
inflating his chest.
Sherlock Holmes gave a sigh of re
lief and relaxed into a smile.
"Take a seat and try one of theso
cigars, he said. " e are anxious to
know how you managed it. Will you
have some whisky and water?"
"I don't mind if I do," the detective
snswered. "The tremendous exertions
which I have gone through during the
last day or two have worn me out.
Not so much bodily exertion, you un
derstand, ns the strain upon the mind
You will appreciate that, Mr. Sherlock
llolmes, for we are both brain work
"You do me too much honor," said
Holmes gravely. "Let us hear how
you arrived at this most gratifying re
The detective seated himself in tho
arm-chair and puffed complacently at
his cigar. Then suddenly ho slapped
his thign In a paroxysm ol amusement,
"The fun of it is," ho cried, "that
that fool Lestrade, who thinks himself
so smart, has gone off upon the wrong
track altogether, lie is after the sec
retar . Stangerson, who had uo more
to do with the crime than the babe un
born. I have no doubt that he has
caught him by this time."
The idea tickled Oregson so much
that he laughed until he choked.
"And how did you get your clew?"
"Ah, 1 11 tell you all about it. Of
course, Dr. Watson, this is strictly be
twecn ourselves. The first difficulty
which we had to contend with was the
finding of this American's antecedents
Some people would have waited uuti
their advertisements were auswerei
or until parties came forward and vol
uutcered information. That is no
Tobias Gregson's way of going t
work. You remember the hat beside
the dead man?"
"Yes," said Holmes; "by John Un
derwood & Sons, 189 Camberwell
Oregson looked quite crestfallen
"I had no idea that you noticed
that," hu said. "Have you been
"Ha!" cried Oregson, In a relieved
voice; "you should never neglect
chance, however small it may seem.'
"To a great mind nothing is little,
remarked Holmes, seuteutiously.
"Well I went to Underwood and
asked him if he had sold a hut of that
size and description, lie looked over
his books and came on it at once. He
had sent tho hat to a Mr. Drebber, re
siding at Charpentier's boarding cstab
lishmmt, Torquay terrace. Thus 1 got
at his address."
"Smart very smart!" murmured
"f next called upon Mine. Char
pen tier,!' continued the detective
found her ?ery pale and distressed
Her daughter was in the room, too
an uncommonly line girl she Is, too
sue was looking red about tue eyes
and her lips trembled as 1 spoke to her,
That didn't escape my notice. I began
to smell a rat. You know the feeling
Mr. Sherlock llolmes, when you come
upon the right scent -a kind of thrill
In your nerves, 'fluve you heard of
the mysterious death of your boarder
Mr. Enoch J. Drebber, of Cleveland
"The mother nodded. She didn't
seem able to get out a word. Tht
daughter burst into tears. 1 felt more
than ever that these people knew
something of the mutter.
" 'At what o'clock did Mr. Drcbbei
leave your house for the train?' I
" 'At eight o'clock,' she said, gulping
in her throat to keep down her agita
tion. 'His secretary, Mr. Stangerson,
said that there were two trains one
at 8:15 and one at 11. He was to
catch the first.'
" 'And was that the last which you
saw of him?'
"A terrible change came over the
woman's fuce as I asked the question.
Her features turned perfectly livid.' It
was some seconds before she could get
out the single word 'Yes,' and wheu it
did come out it was in a husky, unnat
"There was silence for a moment,
and then the daughter spoke In a calm,
" 'No good can ever come of false
hood, mother,' she said. 'Let us be
frank with this gentleman. Wedid see
Mr. Drebber again.'
" 'CJod forgive you!' cried Mine. Char
pentier, throwiug up her hands and
sinking back In her chair. 'You have
murdered your brother.'
" 'Arthur would rather that wo
spoke the truth,' the girl answered
" 'You had best tell me all about It
now,' I (.aid. 'Half-confidences are
worse then none. Hesides, you do not
know how much we know of It'
"'On your head bo it. AUeel' cried
her mother; bnd then, turning to me:
that my agitation on behalf of ray son
arises from any fear lest ho should
have had a hand In this terrible affair.
He is utterly innocent of it. My dread
is, however, that in your eyes and in
the eyes of others he may appear to be
compromised. That,, however, is Mire-
ly impossible His high eaaructer, his
profession, his antecedents would all
" 'Your best way Is to make a clean
breast of the facts,' I answered. 'De
pend upon it, If your sou is innocent
he will be none the worse.'
" 'Perhaps, Alice, you had better
leave us together,' she said, and het
aughter withdrew. 'Now, sir,' she
continued, T had no intention of tell
ing you all this, but since my poor
daughter has disclosed it I have no
alternative. Having once decided to
speak, I will tell you all, without omit
ting any particular.'
'It is your wisest course,' scld I.
'Mr. Drebber bus been with ti
nearly three weeks, lie and his sec
retary, Mr. Stangerson, had been trac
ing on the contment. 1 noticed a
Copenhagen" label upon each of their
trunks, showing that that had been
their last stopping piace. Stangerson
was a quiet, reserved man, but his em
ployer, I am sorry to say, wasfarother-
wise. He was coarse in Ins habits and
brtttish in his ways. The very night
f his arrival he became very much the
hear everything. Tljcy re as sharp as 'I will tell you all, sir. Do not imagine
"PEKUAI'S, ALICE, YOU BAD BETTKH
LEA VIC IB TOUETHEU."
worse for drink, and, indeed, after
twelve o'clock In the day he could
hardly ever bo said to be sober. Ills
manners toward tho maid servants
wero disgustingly free and familiar.
Worst of all, he speedily assumed the
same attitude towurd my daughter,
Alice, and spoke to her more than once
In a way which, fortunately, she is too
innocent to understand. On one occa
sion he actually seized her in his arms
und embraced her an outrage which
caused his own secretary to reproach
him for his unmanly conduct.'
' 'But why did you stand all this?' I
asked. 'I suppose that you can get rid
of your boarders when you wish.'
"Mrs. Charpentier blushed at my
pertinent question. 'Would to Ood
thut I had given him notice on tho
very day he came,' she said. 'Hut it
was a soro temptation. They wero
paying a pound a day each fourteen
pounds a week, and this is a slack sea
son. I am a widow, an J my boy in the
navy has cost me much. 1 grudged to
lose tho money. 1 acted for the best.
This last was too much, however, and
I gave him notice to leave on account
of it. That was the reason of his
" 'My heart grew light when I saw
him drive away. My son is on leave
just now, but I did not tell him any
thing of this, for his temper is violent,
and he is passionately fond of his sis
ter. When 1 closed the door behind
them a load seemed to be lifted from
my mind. Alas! in less than an hour
there was u ring at the bell, and
learned that Mr. Drebber had re
turned. He was much excited, an
evidently tho worse for drink. He
forced his way into the room where 1
was sittiug with my daughter, and
made some incoherent remark about
having missed the train. He then
turned to Alice und, before my very
face, proposed to her that she should
fly with him. "You are of age," he
said, "and there is no law to stop you.
I have money enough and to spare.
Never mind the old girl here, but
coino along with me now straight
away. You shall live like a princess."
Poor Alice was so frightened that
she shrunk away from him, but he
caught her by the wrist and endeavored
to draw her toward the door. I
screamed, and at that moment my sou
Arthur came into the room. What
happened then 1 do not know. I
heard oaths and the confused sounds
of u sculHe. I was too terrified to
raise my head. When I did look up 1
saw Arthur standing in the doorway
laughing, with a stick in his hand.
"1 dou't think tiat fine fellow will
trouble us again," he said. "I will
just go after him and see what he does
with himself." With those words ho
look his bat and started off down the
street. Tho next morning we heard of
Mr. Drebbi r's mysterious death.'
"This statement came from Mrs.
unarpennsr s nps wun many gasps
and pauses. At times she spoke so
low that I could hardly catch tho
words. I made shorthand notes of all
that she said, however, so that there
should be no possibility of a mistake."
"It's quite exciting," said Sherlock
Holmes, with uyawu. "What happened
"When Mrs. Charpentier paused,"
the detective continued, "I saw that
the whole case hung upon one point.
Fixing her with my eye iu a way which
I ulways fouud effective with women,
I asked her at w'hat hour her sou re
turned. " T do not know,' she answered.
" 'Not know?'
" 'No; ho has a latch-key, and le
" 'After you went to bed?'
" 'When did you go to bed'."
" 'About eleven.'
" 'So your son was gone at least two
" 'Possibly four or live?'
" 'What w as he doing during that
" '1 do not know.' alio answered, turn
ing whito to her very lips.
"Of course after that theso was
nothing more to be done. Ifsundout
where Lieut. Charpentier was, took
two officers with ine, and nrrcsted him.
When I touched him on the shoulder
and warned hint to come quietly with
us, ho answered us as bold as brass: '1
suppose you aro arresting me for being
concerned in tho death of that scoun
drel, Drebber," ho said. We had said
nothing to hitj about it, so thut his
alluding to it had a most suspicious
"Very," said Holmes.
"Ho still carried tho heavy stick
which tho mother described him as
having with him when he followed
Drebber. It was a stout oak cudgel."
"What is your theory, then?"
"Well, ray theory is that he followed
iTrebber as far as the Hrixton road.
When there, a fresh altercation arose
between them, iu the course of which
Drebber received a blow from the
stick, in tho pit of the stomach, per
haps, which killed him without leuving
any mark. The night was so wet that
no one was about, so Charpentier
dragged tho, body of his victim into
the empty house. As to the candle,
and the blood, and the writing on the
wall, and the ring, they may all be so
many tricks to throw the police on to
the wrong scent."
"Well done!" said Holmes, in an en
couraging voice, "lleally, Oregson,
you are getting along. We shall make
something of you yet."
"1 flatter myself that I have man
aged it rather neatly," the detective
answered proudly. "The young man
volunteered a statement, iu which he
said that after following Drebber some
time, the latter perceived him, und
took a cab in order to get away from
him. On his way home lie met un old
shipmate, and took a long walk with
him. On being asked where this old
shipmate lived, he was unable to give
any satisfactory reply. I think tho
whole case fits together uncommonly
well. What amuses me Is to think of
Lestrade, who had started off upon the
wrong scent. 1 am afraid he won't
make much of it. Why, by Jove, here's
the very man himself!"
It was indeed Lestrade, who had
ascended tho stairs while we were
talking, and who now entered the
room. The assurance and jauntiness
which generally marked his demeanor
and dress were, however, wanting.
His face was disturbed and troubled,
while his clothes were disarranged
und untidy. He had evidently come
with tho intention of consulting with
Sherlock Holmes, for on perceiving his
colleague he appeared to be embar
rassed and put out. He stood In tho
center of tho room, fumbling nervous
ly with his hat, and uncertain what to
do. "This is a most extraordinary
case," he said at last "a most incom
"Ah, you find it so, Mr. Lestrade!"
cried Oregson, triumphantly. "1
thought you would come to that con
cluViou. Have you managed to find
the secretary, Mr. Joseph Stangerson?"
"The secretary, Mr. Joseph Stanger
son," said Lestrade, gravely, "wasmur
derod at llalliday's private hotel about
six o'clock this morning."
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