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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA. DECEMBER 28, 1880.
TRACKING A CRIMINAL,
Paul Webbnr, The Detective
" I)UT I uiKlorataiid I hat your et
D tlliiKiluy losses ai'o altogether
" ExHotl,y. The ieinlloti In qiiel!on
reuniting In a lo, of I tried to
cover that lonti, and lot uyiln ; atxl a
third time the ume (mil fortune pursued
" Did not Fortius endeavor to ntnp yon
Id this filial way of covering a first
" No ; he hud een me pHy snmller
losses over and over agidn without any
hesitation, and hn had no doubt uhout
"And what was the end of all these
"My Insolvency; and Forbes being
ray broker, had to settle up. I musf
add, that upoD my admission of the fuels
to hlin, together with an Intimation that
I should he able to meet all my llublll.
ties If time were given to me, Forbes
. behaved himgelf very uuhaudsomely."
" In fact," suld tho magistrate, "It
resulted In something very like a peN
soiial encounter, did It uot, outside the
doors of tho Block Exchange?"
"That Is quite the truth."
"And what was the end of tha dis
" I undertook to give, and did give,
him bills to the amount of 2,000."
" Where are those acceptances V"
" No doubt the police have found them
la my chambers, since it is evident, as
I gulher conoernlug the over-coat, that
my place has been over-hauled."
"Oh, yes ; they have been found la
your chambers. How came they
"Very easily. I had met them, and
taken thexa, as a matter of course."
" Forbes himself."
" The day of his death the day upon
. which the bills fell due."
" But you called upon him that day,
and fouud nobody at home."
" Quite true; and I was told he would
not be home before the evening. So I
followed him to the City, overtook him
iu Lombard Street, and paid my ac
ceptances. Naturally, I was afraid of
him after our quarrel ; and dreaded that,
if I did uot at once pay before mid-day,
he might protest the bills, and damage
me for life as a man of honor."
" It appears to me," said the magis
trate, "very strange that you should
pay so largo a sum of money in the open
" Not at all. Amongst City men, very
great transactions are often elite ted at a
street corner. I overtook him in Lorn
bard Street ; and then and there-for we
did not caro for each other's company
paid 1dm ; when, of course, I announced
there was an end to all tiausactious
" I am at a loss to understand that he
should have the acceptances with him."
"vWhy not ? Many a clerk has In
the course of a single day acceptances to
fifty times that amount in his pocket
book. Forbes had not put my ac
ceptances Into circulation. He looked
upon them as private papery; took them
home to his chambers, and probably
carried them with him into the City, in
the full hope of protesting them ; and he
certainly would have protested the docu
ments if I had not prevented the act."
" But I must tell you that Forbes had
remarked to several persons that he
never expected to get a farthing of the
money. He Bald nothing during the
day to the effect ths.t he had been paid."
" I know nothing about that. Per
imps he did not meet with any of our
"Yes; he dined with two of them
about five In the evening of the day
when he was killed."
Sivory was not disconcerted by these
pointed words. After a pause, he said,
"I suppose he had something else to
think about and talk about. Again, it
is sometimes imprudent to say to a
friend, ' I have received so much money,
not a shilling of which I ever expected
to possess.' Under such circumstances
a friend is apt to propose a loan, and a
refusal puts one sometimes in a position
of much embarrassment."
"Certainly, Mr. Sivory, the man
would be clever, apparently, who could
; embarrass you ; you've always got an
answer to every inquiry."
The magistrate was now speaking
with extreme Ill-humor. The other's
utter calmness, and ability in defending
himself, bad, at last, totally irritated the
" Can you answer me this question V"
said the magistrate, after a pause.
"Where did you get the money with
which you paid these acceptances V"
For the first time from the commence
ment of the interview, Austin Sivory
appeared to be unprovided with an
answer. , -
He was silent. .
"Did you not bear me 5"' asked the
mngMrute. "Are you preparing an
" Blr," replied Austin, smiling. " had
I required to find an answer to that
queMlon, I should have been prepared
with one. But you must see that this
question Is, to me, or the utuunt Im
portance. I hesitate because I know
that the answer I musi give will dissat
isfy yon-will create In you a prejudice
" Let. me see let me see."
"Yoiiareau established gentleman,
with a certain Income; and of course,
you musi; look gravely upon all wh.vs of
getting money which are extraordin
ary:" " What was your plan V"
For a moment or two longer Sivory
hesitated; mid then lie said, with much
reluctance, " I was much troubled as to
how I should meet Mr. Forbes' bills,
and had been so for some months, as
they drew more and more uearly due.
I knew that he disliked me, and that,
probably, be would serve a writ as toon
as legally he could -an act. oil hln part,
which would have ruined me. Rendered
desperate, I hud recourse to a tneaua I
know yon cunnot and will not approve
but it Is common enough with men in
my position. I went off to the German
baths, and commenced putting into
practice a scheme I had learnt, and
which J quite beheved ne gaming table
could resist. Very few ever succeeded
in this venture, but I hoped to be tri
umphant. I sold almost every valuable
1 hud at the commencement of October,
borrowed twenty pounds of one friend,
thirty of another; and managed by
these means to make up about one hun
dred and twenty pounds. With this
sum to start upon, I set out for Spa,
where the gambling is very risky. I
ventured forty here, and thanks to my
combination, which I had calculated
very deeply, I was successful enough to
make four hundred pounds at Spa in
The magistrate shook his head; but
Austin did not, or would not, see this
sign of doubt, and he continued : "From
Spa I went to Baden, Hamburg, Wles
buden, and in all these places I was as
fortunate as the first. In short, sir, at
the end of a fortnight or three weeks, I
returned to London, three days before
the bills were due, prepared to settle
them. Such is my explanation, simple
enough from my point of view, but, no
doubt, from yours, it appears a very
"Very astonishing," replied the mag
istrate. " But in a court of law it would,
only bt valuable if you could prove that
you were rpcaklng the truth."
"Pardon me; the police have, no
doubt, learct that I did leave London
early in October,and thut I went abroad.
I have all my hotel-bills at home from
the different places where I stopped; i
and, if inquiries are made, my name
and address will be found iu the hotel
books at every house where I stopped.
At Baden, I was at the Victoria Hotel ;
at the Belle-Vue, at Strasbourg ; and the
very ticket on my luggage will show
upon what day I returned to town."
" But how will you prove that you
gained the large sum of two thousand
"I confess that will be difficult. If,
now, I had won the money upon horses
here in England, the thing would be
simple enough. As it is, I cannot
prove very closely that I was fortunate
enough to win all this money. How
ever, many persons saw me playing at
the tables, and must have seen me
"Yes; foreigners Frenchmen, Ger
mans; not one Englishman that you
knew, I doubt."
" Good heavens, sir I" cried the un
happy Austin Sivory In a tone of half
angry despair, and overwhelmed that
bis word was still doubted. " When I
was seated at the roulette-table, In Ger
many, I could not guess that upon my
return to London I was to be suspected
of murder, and that, in order to save my
life, I should have to keep near me a
witness to prove and swear to what I
gained. If Lhad foreseejn it, I would
have got the croupiers to'give me vouch
ers for my gains."
Without making any reply to this
sarcastio ontburst and it formed the
first example of ill-temper and passion
which Austin Sivory had displayed
the magistrate fell into a profound train
He felt that he had been quite Unable
to find the least proof of guilt in Austin
Sivory; that this gentleman had volun
teered an explanation which apparently
cleared him from suspicion ; and yet
Austin Sivory and Austin Sivory alone
appeared to him to have any interest
la the death of the murdered man. The
magistrate felt it would be monstrous to
Issue a warrant upon which to arrest
this gentleman for murder. Certainly,
he might have lived a purer and better
'life than the one he admitted he led;
but it did not follow, because a man is
fond of cards and the roulette-table, and
because he visits at houses where the
best people will no longer go, that he
is, therefore, an assassin.
He was disturbed In his profound
abstraction by the slight noise Mr.
Sivory niailo In rising.
He looked up.
"And what If I Issue a warrant and
what if you are arrested V"
" I shall do my best to bear witli the
" Well, if I find it necessary to issue
the warrant in question, I am pretty
certain that you will be allowed to see
your friends. You would not be kept
iu solitary confinement."
" Solitary confinement, if you like.
When a man reaches my age, and when
he has lived as I have lived, It is rather
a pleasant change to be alone, to be
retired, and to think out one's life. If I
am thrown into prison my captivity
will give me some rest ; and when I
turn out into the world agalu, I hope to
be less level lab, and more robuBt. There
fore, Blr, if you must order my arrest,
pray do not give me the opportunity of
seeing my friends."
" Sir, your are free," said the magis
trate. " I shall report to my superiors,
and the police, that I do not consider
that I should be Justified in Issuing a
warrant. At the same time I warn you
that you are liable to be indicted at the
assizes; and that you may be, as far as
I am concerned. However, I believe
you to be perfectly innocent of any com
pllclty iu the murder of Graham Forbes.
And now, good day."
Austin Sivory bowed, and left the
magistrate's room. Apparently he was
too moved for speech.
When he was gone Margaret, who
had so loyally kept her word, who by
no sound or movement had betrayed
her listening presence, opened the door
of the side office, and came with a slow,
measured step toward the magistrate.
Coming at lust near him, she stopped,
raised her right hand, pointed after
Austin Blvory, and said, In a low, eager
voice, " That man is Graham Forbes'
Recovering the surprise he naturally
felt upon hearing so direct an accusation
as that made by Margaret against Austin
Sivory, the magistrate, Mr. Caellem,
leaped to the natural conclusion that
Margaret's grief rendered her unjust.
To put the most favorably construction
upon the young lady's words, the man
of justice felt that the unhappy Mar
garet, in her eagerness to avenge her
affianced husband's death, Imagined she
saw the murderer in every man upon
whom her sight fell.
But in reply to all the magistrate's
arguments in favor of Austin Sivory,
she could only find this answer : " I am
" Have you, then, noticed," asked the
judge, "anything in his attitude, looks
or words, which struck you as unfavor
able?" " If not upon what do you base not
your suspicions, but your absolute con
viction?" "Upon nothing, and upon everything.
For the moment that man entered this
room, I felt that something strange was
passing within my brain and heart.
When he spoke, my every nerve trem
bled. Why, If he Is innocent, should
his presence produce In me this effect?
Already I have looked upon two men as
half-accused of Graham's death, and I
was not moved. This man Austin
Sivory is to me no stranger ; though I
never saw him before to-day. He is part
of my life. I have suffered through
him, and through him I shall suffer
again. Of this I am certain of this I
am terribly sure."
" You ore, perhaps, somewhat super
stitious?" " Perhaps ; but not at this moment. I
feel that all my reason is at work.
Whence came the unbounded, troubled
terror I felt, when I saw this man, a
total stranger as I supposed, for the first
time ? I say he ia the guilty man I"
The magistrate was hesitating what
to say, when the court usher entered,
after obtaining permission, and handed
him a note.
"Is he outside?" asked the magis
trate, after glancing at the communica
tion. "Yes, sir."
" Let him come in."
A moment after, the door opened, and
Paul Webber obsequiously entered the
"You wish to speak with me, I be
lieve ?" eald the magistrate.
" Yes sir. I have been Instructed by
the authorities to put myself in commu
nication with you concerning the mur
der la Taggart's Inn."
"Did you call there upon this lady ?"
asked the magistrate.
" Yes, but the lady would not see me,
sir," replied Paul Webber, glinting from
under his blue spectacles at Margaret
"Do you know all the details of thla
"An well as anybody. I was one of
the first of the police people . to Inspect
the scene of the murder." , ,
"Ah, I remember 1 By the way, there
were mentioned to me eertaln suspicions
you yourself entertained In reference to
"Suspicions which I shall never for
give myself for having formed," said the
detective, throwing a furtive glance in
the direction where Margaret was stand
ing. " For that matter, perhaps I shall
lie pardoned for having had these suspi
'clous, if I say that I abandoned them as
rapidly as I had engendered them, My
suspicions are now directed to a totally
"Upon whom do you fix your belief?"
" Upon a man to whom you yourself
sir, have spoken." ,
" Mr. Austin Sivory?"
" Here is the report I received before I
requested him to see me to-day. Read
The detective bowed, took the paper,
and left the magistrate to continue his
conversation, In a low tone of voice,
with Miss Mayter.
For a whole quarter of an hour did the
detective study the report, to which the
magistrate had added, during Austin's
lnterview,such particulars as he thought
would prove to the police that Mr.
Sivory had completely exculpated him
self. "Well, what do you think of it?"
asked the magistrate as the detective's
face at last came up from the close ex
amination he had bestowed upon the
"I think, after studying this report,
and your lemarks upon your Interview
with the accused, that it would be Im
possible to obtain a condemnation, and
that It would be monstrous even to send
a man from a police court to his trial
upon such evidence."
" I see clearly that, in event of an
examination In open court, it would be
quite necessary to set the prisoner at
liberty. There Is positively nothing
" Yet ?" asked the magistrate.
" I said, 'Yet.' "
" Then have you any further evidence
against the man?"
"Not yet. But I'm worming it out,
sir ; I'm steadily worming it out."
" If," said the magistrate, " if, Indeed
this gentleman, Austin Sivory, is guilty
" Guilty, I declare him I" here sud
denly cried Margaret, who had not lost
one word of this conversation, which
had not been carried on In a low voice.
" You are convinced that he is the
murderer?" eald the police agent, turn
ing suddenly upon the grief-worn girl.
" Good I" cried the detective, eagerly,
and quite forgetting that he was in the
presence of a magistrate. " He is lost,
for now I am certain to track him
" He is an able man, this Sivory."
" Clever, sir ; that Is the word. It
would be the worst policy in the world
to arrest him ; for In prison he would
never say a word; while free, and
let him think the eyes of the police are
off him, and who knows but he "may
fall into the trap? If he was a common
criminal, it would be well to arrest and
remand him. While In prison, or re
mand, he might say something to some
old comrade he might meet, and who
would turn Queen's evidence. But as it
is, he would hold bis tongue in prison.
He will not be silent out of jail."
"And what if,-being at liberty, he
"No, he won't roam. If he was In
clined to roam, he would have beeu off
before this time, and directly after he
committed the murder, if he did com
" The prisoner is free, and you are at
liberty to watch him," said the magis
trate. " What are your projects ? What
is your plan ?"
" My plan ? Oh, it is not yet planned.
I must set it all out when I am alone,"
said the detective. " But it Is here," he
said, tapping his forehead ; "it is here,
and let him look to hiajself."
The magistrate accustomed rapidly to
judge of men by the appearance they
present, at once saw that he had before
him one of those men who are turned to
account by a trade or profession, rather
than men who live by a given shape f
industry. He saw at once that Webber
would bring Austin Sivory to Justice, if
he was indeed guilty of the crime of
murdering Graham Forbes. And at
once he determined to use all his author
ity and influence to enable the detective
to do bis best.
Of course it Is not the duty of a mag is
trate to have any business directly with
a detective police-constable, but Mr
Caellem had already arrived at the con
elusion that the mystery at Taggart's
Inn was one which would call for all
the acumen of the police to solve it, and
he felt that Webber was a man who, to
extreme acuteness, added positive devo
tion to this terrible business.
"So you answer for your success ?"
he said, suddenly, to Lord Arlington's
" If Sivory is guilty," he replled.with
out hesitation, "I will undertake to
bring you proofs of 1,H gunt. nt I
must make certain conditions."
" Let us see the conditions."
" In the first place, It Is to be under
stood that he is only to be arrested when
I apply for a warrant."
" I agree to that."
" Will you sir, let the reporter to your
court know that the accusation made
against a certain gentleman (name not
given) of having beeu the murderer of
Graham Forbes au accusation made by
the police was perfectly groundless.
This will still more throw him off his
" I will see what can be done," said
the magistrate. "Anything more ?"
"Anything more?" replied the deteo.
tive, sharply. " That is Just it. I want
to be alone in this affair, not to be In
terfered with, and to do exactly as I
like, without any reference to Scotland
" I will do what I can," said the mag.
"Then," eald the detective, "all I
have to do is to lay my plans, and sub
mit them, sir, to your notice, when I
hope that you will feel that iu helping
me you will then be doing the proper
Then turning to Margaret, who had
stood by perfectly silent and patient
during the conversation between the
magistrate and the detective, and In
whose opinion Webber had become the
very carnlflcation of the power who was
to track Graham's assassin, he said,
" Miss, before long I may want to see
you. Will you give your people orders
that I am to be admitted when I do
"Certainly," said Margeret. "Call
when you will, and at any hour. I
shall always be grateful to see you."
"The detective smiled, saluted the
magistrate, and withdrew, softly.
Immediately after,Margaret was shown
by the magistrate to the cab waiting for
her, and he himself returned to his court
to finish the day's business. Continued
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