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THE TIMES, NEW BL00MFIEL1), PA. JANUARY 25, 1881 j
TRACKING A CRIMINAL,
Paul Webber, The Detective.
A MAN who Is young always has
x. secrets, ttutas for you oautloue
to a degree with friends, I can see
already. Why not take example of me?
Am I not candor Itself V You know
very chapter of my life. I have told
you not ouly every great, but every
email lecret of my existence. Hut all
this hag nothing to do with the business
la hand. Bluce that dinner at the
Crystal Palace, what have we done Y
Nothing, positively nothing. We ought
to have seen all London by this time,
and 1 have not even been up the Monu
ment. I dare not at least go back to
Home, and say that I have not even
been up the Monument."
'Of course not," replied Austin,
" You are bantering me now. Cer
tainly, of course not. Of course you can
easily understand that Margherita will
not go Inside a theatre, owing to her
recent loss, for she loved that friend
very dearly. But we may see the Bights
of London. When shall we go to Bt.
Paul's, Windsor, Bt. James' Talace, the
National Gallery, the Museum, and the
other places Newgate, for Instance,
and the Old Bailey, where they try the
murderers especially the Old Bailey ?"
"Nonsense I" replied Austin; "you
would certainly not care to see the Old
" That la just the way with you Lon
doners. You see so many things, and
all the novelties, that you get spoilt.
You will scarcely glance at all your
wonders. There, I will venture to lay a
wager that you yourself, Austin, never
once thought of visiting a jail."
" By Jove 1 I never once thought of
visiting a jail. I was forced to enter
"You? Why was that?"
" It would be too long to tell you all
about it. I had to go, and there is an
end to the matter."
" How lucky you were 1 Can you get
me into a common jail t I should so
like to see the interior of a prison. Shall
we go to one together 1"'
" I don't care about the treat," re
" Then you are not at all serious about
such matters V"
" I And It quite sufficient to have vis
ited such a place once."
" Then get me an order to view a
prison, and I will go alone."
" Very well. I will see what can be
"And get an order for Woolwich Ar
senal, which I am longing to see ; and
the Blind School; and and, in fact, for
every place we have not seen, or we
shall never have done London."
" You would do much better not to
" I will see all London. Why, I have
not even been to the Temple, and the
other inns of court, where all the law
yers live. By the way, is Taggart's Inn,
about which there has been so much
said in the papers of late, one of the inns
of court V,'
" Why haven't we been to see Tag
gart's Inn V It is now celebrated. Why
haven't you taken me that way V"
" It never struck me that you would
like to see the place. Why should
" You know where it is V"
" When shall we go together and look
"When you like."
41 Shall we say to-day V"
' " To-day be It."
This was one of the dally arrange
ments made which were never carried
out. Once the comedy of trying to
catch Sivory Into some admission of his
connection with the Taggart's Inn mys
tery played out, and the detective aband
oned his keen hunt until another occa
For still carrying out his determina
tion to compromise Margaret as little as
possible, he was disinclined to allow her
to appear in the streets walking, upon
his arm. He knew that If she was
recognized, her character would suffer,
and it has been already said that his fear
of injuring her reputation was exces
sive. Webber would propose these excur
sions, and then say no more about
them ; while Austin himself never refer
red to them, because he found it lnfAh
itely more agreeable to pass the day in
Margherlta's company than in driving
about from one London wonder to
Every day about three, and after
lunch, Sivory and Webber walked or
drove to Margaret's lodgings overlook,
ing the Park on one side and Park street
on the other.
It is needless to say the Austin was
always taken to the street door. He
knew nothing of the garden entrance
from Bird cage Walk, of the arrange
ment of reaching the hall from the
baloony aud conservatory attached to
the back drawing-room of the gale
key, which Webber always carried with
Reaching Margaret's rooms, the three
sat about the fire chatting, while some
times, though rarely, Webber ordered a
carriage, and they drove In the Park.
They generally dined together late In
the evening, and a little more conversa
tion concluded the strange day's work.
Strange, indeed I A few weeks before,
neither of these three had seen the
others, and now they were seated dally
at the same table, and, to the occupyers
of the house, appeared to he a very
pleasant and well-conducted family
party. Who could have thought that
the beautiful woman, dressed in black,
was an agent In the hands of a police
constable, who together were endeavor
ing to hunt their companion to the
About Austin Sivory, the detective had
woven an inextricable net of watohful
ness. This espionage was the most
complete imaginable. He watched his
victim from morn until midnight, and
he not only watched the man himself,
but his least gestures, his faintest words,
or parts of words; his looks, his very
thoughts, were open to the detective's
And the detective's work was the
more marvelous that It was not the
police officer who dally sought out the
victim himself; it was this latter who
placed himself day after day in the grasp
of the detective. Without any trouble
on his part, and with his feet comforta
bly warming at his own fireside at
Westminster, or at Margaret's, he con
tinued his duty perseverlngly. Always
watching ; always ready to analyze each
word, to find in his victim actual aud
moral proofs of that guilt which Webber
still firmly believed Austin Sivory would
sooner or later demonstrate.
What had been his aim in Introducing
Margaret and Austin 1 What had he
said to her t These words : " Sivory has
never fallen in love, and you are beauti
ful. Once attract him once make him
devoted to you, aud all' his secrets are
yours. This is the only means we have
of ascertaining whether he did or did
not kill Graham Forbes."
And when Margaret, for a moment,
flinched from the proposal, he added,
" He does not know you, he never saw
you before the murder, and therefore he
caunot mistrust you. You will creep
into his life, you will learn his past, and
sooner or later, you will unmask him.
Be the Dellah of this new Sampson, and
let us together bind him and give him
over to the Philistines."
Finally she consented, as our readers
have already learned. Bhe, Margaret, It
was who played the principal character
in this ghastly drama she, and not
Webber. He simply enaoted the part of
confidant, aud had only to bring the
chief characters together, and wait, wait
until he was wanted.
His better sense .told him that he
would do wisely to leave Austin to Mar
raret's watchfulness alone, but that a
mysterious something (the knowledge
and strength of which so far he had. not
measured) induced him to save her rep
utation as much as possible, that un
known power which caused him to
awake in the black night to find tears
upon his face, drew him constantly
towards her, and gradually he found
himself as eagerly listening to what she
said to Austin, as watching Sivory.
Had Margaret herself asked the detec
tive to be present as frequently as possi
ble V Lid she fear to be near Sivory
without a third being close at hand V
Did she fear that, If left to herself, she
should fall in the part she had to play ;
that, she might betray herself; that
upon some terrible occasion, unable to
hide the hate and indignation she ex
perienced toward a man she still persist
ed iu believing Graham Forbes' murder
er, she should suddenly overwhelm him
with reproaches V
But this was certain that she dared
not prolong this dally association with
this man beyond the time necessary
either to prove him guilty, or be assured
he was innocent. This end reached, he
and she were to part, never to meet
again In this world.
And yet, day after day, week after
week progressed, and nothing was done,
no discovery made, no innocenoe proved.
This want of despatch, this weary
watchfulness, this dally torture, was due
to Webber himself. He was not wanted
at the interviews between Austin and
Margaret he impeded the climax by
his presence ; and yet, though he knew
this evident fact, he was never absent
Finally, he who had fostered and man
ipulated the attack upon Austin was
preventing it from arriving at victory
Was Austin's heart imprisoned t Did
Sivory love Margaret Mayter V
And as Austin Sivory is, perhaps, the
hero of this narrative, it is well that
the reader should know something about
His father, who was rich, was past
forty when he married. Therefore,
when It is said that he married a young
and very pretty woman, it may be Infer
red that she married for position. It Is
to be feared she never truly loved him ;
and when, about five years being past,
he died, leaving her with one child,
Austin, and mistress of a large fortune,
probably, after the first shook, of his
death was passed, she experienced a
sense of relief. Certain it was that she
abandoned her mourning at as early a
period as possible, and once more ap
peared in society.
When Austin was twenty-four, she
died, very suddenly, of apoplexy, leav
ing hhu at the head of a house magnifi
cently furnished, well stocked with
wines and servants and with not five
thousand pounds beyond this property.
That he might have been a useful
member of soolety, Is very evident from
the mode In which he met his new
position. At once he put down the
establishment, sent the servants about
their buslueBs, sold off the furniture and
wines, disposed of the carriages and
horses In the best market; and, within
a month of Mrs. Slvory's death, the
house lu which she died was empty,
and to be let.
There were a number of creditors to
pay; and when all was settled, Austin
found himself the possessor of about
four thousand pounds, and, so far, a
What was he to do V He had been so
indurated to luxury and society, that he
was utterly unfitted to go through the
hard work, which the acquirement of
any profession would have demanded.
But the native energy of the man
inherited, probably, from the father
told hlra that he must take to some
means of replenishing his means; so he
adopted as a profession the three ways
of making money In "Society" betting
upon races, billiards and cards. These
practices had been his amusements, to
which he had served a very long and
handsome apprenticeship; and they
became his handicraft one to which he
added a little stock-jobbing when he had
large funds in hand, and he had no
immediate call for them.
Thus commenced, and was continued
through four or five years,a strange.and
exciting life. Beginning with those
few thousand pounds, and with all the
appearance of being a rich man few
knew to the contrary be lived like a
wealthy person ; and was, indeed, some
times comparatively wealthy. Sometimes
he was worth thousands, at others worth
nothing. It has been seen how, at the
commencement of this story, Austin
had reached one of his bad seasons, and
had been unable to meet Graham Forbes
upon a certain settling-day; how he had
accepted bills for the amount ; and how,
his good fortune waiting for him at the
German gaming tables, he had won
sufficient money to pay the acceptances
held against him by the dead man ; and
how, finally, he had cleared his charac
ter before the magistrate, though he bad
not cleared it before Margaret herself,
At this point he was brought into
Margaret's pure presence. He had ad
miredhe had never loved ; and what
woman was more likely to inspire him
with the master passion than this lovely,
retired, and unassuming woman t
A month passed, and, in his heart,
Austin Sivory lived but for Margaret.
Iu his heart be was at her feet.
But he bad no power to tell her this.
Never did he see her but the detective
was present never were his cold, dead
eyes taken off the couple while they
were together; and Austin, battling
with the great passion, which is all the
more terrible an enemy when It faces us
for the first time when we are no longer
very young Austin almost prayed that
Varli might die ; for instinct told him
the man was his great enemy.
As the child plays with the viper
until it turns and biles him, so Austin
had dallied with a passion which could
be only fatal. It had gripped his throat,
and he was gasping at Its mercy.
Webber never once relaxed in big
watchfulness, and appeared daily less
and less desirous of leaving Austin and
Margaret alone. -
Had he also been conquered by the
mighty passion, and, thus vanquished,
had he forgotten that he was a mere
police detective, set by his superiors to
find out whether a certain man bad, or
had not committed a certain murder ?
But the day came when Austin deter
mined to see Margaret alone. As usual,
he made an appointment to meet Web
ber at the " Westminster," and at the
very time knocked at the door of the
house in which she lived.
Ellen Fotherlngay ran to Margaret,
her face white, her lips trembling, and
she said, " He has come alone, and he is
in the back drawing-room, waiting to
For a . moment, Margaret hesitated,
then she walked quickly to the room in
question, and was, for the first time,
alone with Austin Sivory.
" Mr. Blvory. what h ave ron done
with Mr. Varli V" she said.
" I thought I should find him here,"
he replied, in a low voice.
"I thought, however, that I heard
you agree to call for him at the hotel
"You did, but I was so behindhand,
that I thought, Instead of waiting for
me, In all probability he had come on.
I trust I am not intruding, Miss Var
li?" " Intruding ? Not at all I" she said,
in a careless voice.
" I am very fortunate," he continued,
"that I am able to see you alone if
only for an instant."
" Have you, then, anything to say to
me?" she asked, candidly.
" Much ; I have very much to say to
you," he replied, in au eager voice.
" I am listening," she replied.
"Forgive me, Miss Varli forgive met
I am nervous agitated feverish, this
" I have nothing to forgive you ; had
I, I would freely pardon. But pray
Inform me of the cause of your agita
tion?" He came quickly to her side, seated
himself near her, and said, "Are you
quite Ignorant of the cause of my emo
tion?" " Quite," she replied.
"You must be aware that no man
could live near you dally, through
nearly two months, without being in
danger. No man can see you dally,
hear your voice, breathe the air that you
breathe, and not"
Here he stopped, for he had ventured to
raise his eyes and look at her. The
expression upon her face froze the words
upon his lips. Bhe was smiling, but
how strange was the smile I With her
natural courage, she had courted this
moment; but she had presumed too
largely upon her strength. At the first
fervid words which passed his lips, all
her self-respect, memory, and modesty,
revolted at their sound.
She had not prepared herself against
the horror of that moment, for she
could never have measured its repul
siveness. During many awful moments both
were silent; he affrighted she frozen,
crushed, as it were.
Little by little, however, Margaret's
face unclouded. She passed her band
qnlckly across her forehead, as though
to chase away some persevering thought.
Bhe appeared to seize a strong determin
ation, and, turning to Sivory, she looked
him steadily in the face.
" So you love me ?"
He was not prepared for these strange
words, judging by the shock his words
appeared to have given her. He antici
pated that she would command him to
change the conversation to hold his
peace to leave the house. But she had
completed the sentence where he had
broken it off as he saw the expression
upon her face. She had come to his
assistance, and put his very thoughts
into the words he would have uttered
But overcoming bis amazement, he at
once Bought to profit by the occasion
she herself offered, to urge on ber the
passion which had taken complete pos
session of his heart. If Margaret could
determine upon an awful resolution, he,
Sivory, the man of action, would not
lose any chance thrown in his way.
By a sudden movement, which she did
not forsee, and could aot have prevent
ed, he caught her hands, and, looking
at her with a return of all the eagerness
of the glance she had bestowed upon
him, drawing her towards him that she
might surely bear every word he had to
say, he cried, " Yes, I love you as I
have never loved as I never thought I
could love. You are my first and only
love. If you could but know with what
truth I speak 1 If you could but com
prehend how wretched I am when not
near you how my only happiness is in
your presence I The first time I saw
you I thought I had never seen any
woman so truly beautiful, but I did not
love you then. I have battled very hard
with myself, Margaret. I have sworn
not to see you again. I have tried to go
away to leave England. But I have
had no power to do these things, and
your brother has brought me to your
side day after day, and I could not refuse
because I am now his companion. He
had almost ordered me to live in your
presence. I have obeyed. But I knew
what would happen if I waited. I knew
that near you I should lose peace of
mind my very will, that I should grow
to love you with a fatal, desperate
The pressure of his hands upon her
own, the fervor of his look overpowered
her, destroyed ber resolution to lead
him on to bis own destruction, if indeed
he was Graham's assassin. And, re
leased from this determination, she was
tbe woman once again not an avenger,
but a creature abounding in pity and
She withdrew her hands, and leaning
for support against the mantelpiece she
replied, in a low voice, " Have I ever
encouraged your love ?"
" No, neverl" he cried "neither by
word nor look. And yet you have giveu
me hope without knowing it. Your
perfect silence, your coldness, have
fevered me the more. I fought against
myself first ; I fought for myself after
wards ; aud I still fight, aud I still
hope." Continued next week.
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