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Newspaper TitleEvelyn Observer, and South and East Bourke Record (Vic. : 1882 - 1902)
Trove TitleO'Neil McDarragh, The Irish Detective; Or, The Strategy of a Brave man
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'1Novcliat. O'Neil I'Darragih, 2'7IE .IRISI' DETI CTI VE ; Or, THE STRATEGY OF A GRAVE MAN. ------***+------ S t, OLD . SLEUTII. --- *?*o.- CIIAPFER I,. " Con I fia a detective here?" ThreU serds wcro apchen in a sweet Ire. utsnous voica,and fell from the lips of a boeau litul youalt lady. )'Nuil d Itrroglh, a new man in the force, ohancod to be seated alone in the elhoeof the chief of detectives. OA .i Thera was a mystery associated with this man I Dtarr:gh. iHe had brena at plinted a policoman , and within the sarlo wcuk ho has been dotailed Sasso eaeive. No one appeared to know from whence I.e a m?ee or how It was he uucaoedcd iit sacering Sthe promotion in a fewdaye, whioh, ecoord .:;,. to custom, was awarded only after years .t i.af /idtbful service. ' a't) 8nr'ily, the rild mce.berc of the force weould have made it unpleaeant for a now suorer thruat upon them in the manner de scribed. There was somothineg, however, in the generaltdumeancur and iapl oarnuco of O'Neil aI'Darraglh which commanded respect fromt the lirst moment that be had entered the cilice. It was not his plhysitnl advantages, albeit he was a man of splendid physiqueo. Ile was not large, rough and burly, being of but medium height ; but thero was a colm paclnessa in hi form and an athletic sym smetry, which betokened wonderful physical power. Every musolos eemed to be thoroughly trained slid hardened, and were most fully developed et those points where such devel. opment is most required to make ia man phy. asoally formidable. As we have before mentioned, however, it was not O Neil MD'l)rrafcth's physical powers that commanded for him the respect and deference of his comrades in the force. There was something in his quiet, deter. mined manners which acted with a pervading magnetism of reserve force. There was a glance in his wonderful eyes which plainly indicated a lion.like soul as animating them. 0 Neil MI Darragh during the time that hl had been in the force had proven himself a man of few words and not prone to makting friendalip. IIe was always courteous and friendly to his comrader , but never made himself on familiar terms with them ; nevertholess they all liked hism. The fact was, as before seated, there was a mystery surrounding him ; anI l beaides,there was that about him, also, which untquivo. oally indicated to these men, his fellow detectives, trained to observe lueeoly, that he was an extraordinary mlan, whose powere would be fully demonstrated whern an oplr. tnnity in the way of businesa cll:red. Upon the mnoraing when our narrative opens, O'Neil 1 1) tIrrah chanced to be alone in the outer c hli rof the detective department, when heo was aroused from his pepler by Ieat - ing the words recorded in our cpcning parn graphb. Trlao detective fixed his keen grey eyce upon the visitor. and answered in that rich. noes of voice and tone ao peculiar to some Irishmein. "Did you awilh to ees one of the fores, my Anady ' "O', yes; I was told to some hero. I had ,hard wosle to find the place. I wiis to rcm play an tllier for special bu.inces,andl will giiy him." I sao a detective attached to the force, can I do anything for ye ?" " I wish to employ somin one to olve an mystery which may require weeks, or oven months, to anccomplih ; can you undertake a task like that ?" " scan undertake the j ibe ii it is of suIl. lnent importanca to wIt rant the lo s of time. You know that i our business people fIro quontly expcet ni to lelnd months upon cates which our oan rxperisneo teaches us do snot merit aa many Itoser," " I can pay handeomsely for thle acrvioes of an elllacr. and the pay shall be double in camo he is esueoerful in acucmplihllng his task." \Vh'ile the young girl had been lalltking to the deteetlie, he had been sludjis.g hler kecnly. The result of his study proved to him that he was in tlIe presence of an extraordinary woman, althoutgh at the meat not more thano nineteen or twenty nummers were traerd upon her lovely brow. And she was lovely. She was also handsomely dresed, and every particle of her apparel was dieplayed and arranged with that x sqlui.ite tanto which betrays at once the real lady, and not the lttunting muohroom of sudden possee sIons. Addressing the gir., 0 Neil said: II It is not neoCnrr.ry to talk about reward until we know the nltlure of the duty reo quird ; it as nenceanry for nlo to Ihear your etoryand tleln 1 call easily ge.t myrclf do. tailed one the Case it I come. to tihe conclusion that the cervices of a detective are re. quirt d." " It is a ningulr stcry I havae in tell; and boesides, I wish to conceal ncrtain fact. ,'which it would be but natlurl lthat you weould wi.tci to aroertaiu." "W \ill you lhave to cue:c:nl fcnts bearing upon the case woe have in hand " " No, sir ; the facts are icercly those wtioch ariae from a neceesary oaution for Inc to hide for the preent the fact that I have under. .takel, unnide, ai certain Iyt ery." "I undorntdnd," said the l 'iick-witted de. Itcotlve, " You do not 1 ,idh ito nllswter any rimpertinenit qtitiire i conclrning youretll, .or tnay Its youer family ?' Y" Yc, sir." " \cel, yoe macy e, at reet on thit point." ansttwrcd the dl rttetilet, aitth p eilhr c ihl utpon his brlze.cd face:. 'Thoemic l wallt ItOOriu'd Icby i th, flet that tho oillier felt hinit cll fi lly eoa tp ' trt to aeercrt il a tnli re, c tee italy ctios at tthat tcoln withnut aek.c tnt titer li?c'. " WVoim licth, h tc' i hichtcn;ted , crc," sold thlidotescl etc, hltdidit : " II\' had Il Itter Ino Is anotlc plaic whc lr [ i 1cc11 lirtcn to youralory witihout hlu chllllue of et eclrup. t[Oc." " Uan you visit Ie at the houon whlcero I ,cc yIou ~com Oscece lhids ali rcccccncc -' Yet." T'hi youiclt lcdy Irew r eetl tItel frecc tier poeket, and oil a hltnk tc ill wrote, IItrc m) u Ih ncddrosp. 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"E tcase mo for my hesitancy," was ths promptreply. "I never sanw the landlady ofthe homse, or any one beneath the roof until yesterday." " You are not a resident of the eity!" "No, air." "You are from the country?" Yes, sir." "WVell, ws must proceed so as not to at. tract attention towards younrelf in your pro. rent plae of rcsidence. We must resort, it ceesaeaty, to a little deceptiosn." The girl was i'ent. " No deception is required where exposuro in the long run would be injurious; but in detective matters we have to start out with great caution. You are inexperienced. I do not know yet what the nature of your businces in which you requliro my ervieeC may be,but under any eircumstances it is boetter to be on tie safe ride. It will be as well for you to notify the servant at your house, in an indifferent manner, that your old uncle may call this afternoon and you will remain in to receive him." Again the girl blushed, as she innocently remarkcd. "I;u your ago would not carry out thein. tended deeption." The c fli ::r smiled, and romenrked, in a sig nificant tone: "I may grow to he a very old and feeble man between this and three o'clock." Th' truth llashied upon the girl's mind. ita detectliv intended to comn in die guise. Alter a few wcrds further the young lady left the ollice. The detective had not glaneed even at the card contaninig the nameo and address; butc the mIllOment she lhad gone he read a loud: " ' onbel Dlawwoo." A mometnt Ieo lacced at the card, and then a mcsile stole over iris face, as he re. malrked : " A plain name (or euch a lovely girl. And, by the powers I but it's queer what strange rmortoles w are." 'lto slile broadened upon slia detectives's face. nid merry humour glimuncred in his eye. a hIe continued: " What a pretty lotki of conaternation sieo assumed when I told her that we mnest use a little deception, nas thogh the very idea of deception wansolmething frightfull ; and yet the tantilising little beauty has practiced a pretty broad deception upon mo from the word go. It chel l)aweon, indeed I nll I ha I That's not her nama ; a.d some day, if neceseeity require, I'll tell her so, it it's only to see her pretty confusion." O'Neil 3l'Dlrragh, in tios little incident above recorded, fully demonstrated Ilis keen e'ne fact which led him to the conviction that the card contained a falre name was merely a tiny halt drawn line. Tico young girl had ;ret instincltively at. tempted to rite iher own name, and recol lected herself ere ehe had made morr than the almost unobservablo pencil markl. and yet that minuto little slip of the lead told the truth t tthe quick.witted, obretveat dcitc tive. I'reisely at three o'clock on that name day avery old and feetis man tottered up tire steps of a fine stecoe front residence in aol uptown fashionable strtct, and pulled the tell-knob. A mooment later a trim, prelly.looting Irish servant girl rcl:ned the door. " I am net certainc that I have found the right ihouse," raid the ohl man. " What heuI e are you looking for 1" asked the gill. "Tile house my nicco is alepc:irg in at preverct." W" \eo is your nciice, old rran?" Miss Illohel ) tiwann," replied he. " Well, then, yo nrde go no furder, for it's here per noire is sta ing, and she's expecting yc. Come till I csow yo into the parlour, and I'll call her down." The old man was seated inthoparlour,and the girl went to call his nicCe. A moment later the lovely girl who had appeared at the police ef;oc in the morning entered the room. Tihe blinds awern opened and a brifht flaish of light illuminated the roomn. As the girl's lacnre tall upoen the old rmnr, a look of confused bowilderment overspread Tn a dry, feeble, husky voice the old man said : "Yon may be surpcrined to sao me, but my son antlld not come to-day." S\Vllbn is your eon 1" nsked the lady in a socr.eallrs hnnphty tone." The ait man pilaned cautiously around for a momenlt, and then replied in a low tone: T'riho detrotive." "Wall, why did you come 1" - II· cent lli." BMiss I)aseou'a blue eyeis fahec.d with indig. nation, an warm blush mantted her check., and there was a slight tronlour of anger int her tunes, ns she said : cMer. M D irragh must have misunderstood the purpose of my visit to the plieo heand. qntutera this morning. You may return to hii, sir, and tlato that I have made ather arangemnlernts. i' Iut youe clan employ no one who can do you better eerviee, mise." ?lies i)nwseo showed considerable annoy. Tie eolf man's persistance was very trying. She was relieved of her oetbnrrsmelllntlt, how. ever, n moment later, when the ohid lcan rose and said, in n lirm voice, and with a q:icet laugh : " I toel you that I ehould grow mtuocl older by three o'clck." " 0:' 1" exclaimed 1i?ln D wceso, ilecuhing to tihe temples, " you are the detective 1" Thlie nnewcr camns: "I ncl." Cll.\HPTERI II. IFor a molllun the young lady was too greatly nurprircd to cpeak. At enuglh ells said : " I did not deem it possible for one to eo ,acelin?s il nppenariccc, and although I ifully ctaioheld that yot would conre dieguisid, I did not anticipt.t talit the charngo would be co very won?.ritfull, alld lhint I would be do. csive ." 'lio dicalid c e t;iti.d, remanrkinhl : " i iil ncco cary for cIc to telke every ltee nteil ioe. Iittl dlid ii a Mcwccier lon know that at the momintll hfi Ias talking tol her tills rucnaicl.. able cman Icc?w ei icmr' facl ic coceatnilng evarylcee icc thet cousec, 1 I f i i, r di c th e ieirlcc in e tlie itcIhe len dlr ll cIt hllre L Il vict eiaepywciceu ticty wcc'l butcy. I liltlc, c a ticle lsc , cll hli ,nll c Ic li ii i 'l dh', eIhect tcit eirillcel chaiiy ohl cclcli war lclltllcll, cl',I cl ll, cII ' eellerecliecil, A : u nly h( td 1 tl, d It t im c hlll ol w I hII plII el c ct AI"'elcy oI ecl ieI iI c ic \lelti hc ce ce I ,s le. IIti ill thie r c l It c cr f li ee ieble I e il iit l joe hi ccct o,1 c li, i cell clcieci ice, ',hl miltc ,'ni thal tile i lsoryv wVoll, I i (llltl throlllIit thl ~l , ll , 11 I a W)·1 }?t whiat€. theoni r e tll ilhr lh, tIci h, ul ,1 11 le l II. 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tion you may make to me is in confidenco, and you are j3lt a nsnao as thou;h you had whispered a oommueiuotion in the ear of that telatue aoere tile room." The young lady hleiltated no longer. Crossing the room she seated herself on the sofa besid the oseeming old mane, and be gan her story, by drawing a photograph from her pocket. 1Iilding tho picture before the eyces of tli detective, she asked. "Did you over ce that face before 1" The detective liszd his sharp eyes upon the ortto do vieite The pictured face was that of a remarkably handeomeyoung man, apparently about live and twenty yeats of ago. O Nit 'l)Darragh reauncd the photo. graph critically for a moment, and then no awered : S1 nevcr ser. tile living prototype of that piotl c." As thedetective spel:a he raised his eyes, and fastened them upon hisi beautiful conm panion. Uled a ]ec wae to sEudden surprises, and cl.ooled cndt hard nod as hiia nerves were, e:o could nrot repress oae texcluoationee of as tonisehmcnt upon recogniting tile wonderful change which had come over ,Lies D?twson's face. All colour had fled. lHer eyce glared with a ficdIese csharaes tcriatie of one suddenly startled by come object of horror. HLer featureefor the moment had lost their beautiful roundness, and looked pinched and sharp, like oneo suddenly attacked by a spasm,. liar eyes were tfixd upon the photo. gral h. eida eviJcntly had not heard tile delco. tive'sd tcr.A:l,, nr tilce latter '.ain Ip;Oke, sanyie?;: " 'lot is the Ideo of alranger to me." Heis words penetrated the eare of the en. rapt girl this time, and with a sigh which only could have struggled up from a heart budenced with a great agony, eh esaid, speaking in a strange, unnaturalvoieo: " That was a glorious being to be esani il:ed by the lnife of an assassin I' The detective inttautly beeame a changed euna. The man and tcb clpp~rtunity had met. There was a wondrousn change in the tone of tho detective's voice, no lie asked in a low whisper, siBgularly distinct: "W Va the original of that picturo maur dred 1' "That is for you to discover," answered the girl. '. Do you auspect that a murder liea been perpetrated ?" " If if murder Iene been done, it has been perpotrated in the most trencheroue and recret manner I' " What proof have you that he Is dead 1" " i have no proof, and yet I am certain that it is true I" - You must remember that you hare not told me your story." '- The original of that picture," said ylits Dawson, ' wes a young teman named Harry 'Tra.edaell: he was a young lawyer, who had jcestoomracnced practice. On the twentieth of last month he was to have been married tola n uaglady rsported to be an heiress. 'tie day and hour for the wedding arrived, but lee caetse not, nor hba he sinoe been seen or heard froem." " It is reported that tie handsomo youth, ihenry T'cendall, became diesatitleed in some mauntr, and, in plain language, has bolted away to parts unknown." "'Thllat in tie report, bet it is falso I'' " \\'ho lirat circulatd the stery thlt Harry Trendoll had jilted his intended bride and had rcn away ?" " The young lady's guardian." " Is the guardian related in any way to his ward 7" " lie won her father's step brother." ,' Would the young lady's guardian have any meotive in preventing tihe marriage of his ward?" I" do not think te had a motive until one was Fugoqctied by anaotlher." o And sho is tile other?" Stle wife." ' The esardian'd wife 7" e Yes." " Is the guardian a young or old man 7" " About fort-flive." " And thowife 1" " About twenty.flve." "flow long have they been married f" " Two yearn." " You may lthe intended bride wan an leirrFe 7" " Yen." - Where there any peculiar sonditicle in thIe will that guaranted her a for. tune I ' " There was a condition in the will, but not a peouliar one." " From whom was the fostuna to be in. herited?" " The young lady's fathler." SAndl he was a widower when le died ?" "' Yes." " liowold was the daughter at the time of her bither's death 2" "e ! ae w e Icl years old." " And she had lived with her guardian ever sinceo ?" " Yel." " What were the conditions of the will 7" "'l'hecguardian was to hold thle re?ate in trust, and to he ent itled to one hail (l tihe inecome until hie wacn hould marry ; ats her mearri:cl (he estate was o be turned over to her aebsolto control, provided Ie wai'U t\welntyplone." " ICh ease ala should euarry before sle was twenty-onoe." " Ihcr cruardinn ase to control tile ceatet until ;she renehcd ihet majority," I es thoc ciurediatn any reciduary interet in tie ectale'?" " it c'osc of the ghil'sdeath Ihe becomeo rolo heir." S\\'What interest done he lhave after lthe yolun lady ine qiuction bcoomen twenty one7" " No interent nvoe a cerltain Eun ill blk." vi T'r, whit thin young lady conmen ilnto fIosi?c, eicc, . lo, hils ill re inl the incolucei ceate'e, eld i i0 0 thereof hie receiver a eeeical be. ellle t I" " Ye?, cir." "' Ivw Iollcty yearics cmust padn hefore tile ycceoe lccly renlelice hcer ;twcuiyplrat With.dy day 1" i, Ie cr i cc ci ''ond,' relalc lli ed tile di ectcivs hedictliael y, lecich ei, " tlere i a cotlive, in ict It seloi blcle oi Olc;c nnod whi c rc ic l a wicvlc i c lind ioli eeIn tted IlrclliccI Cr Iiiiid thete A liiohileict hl .iier thi oilltlccr i tll cil :'cl c' in lllllibbI l llli td wll henli he faid, flun . '1 I cclll cl li lii' c di l i l'ei ticellit vC. \c i iccIt, Wi cl Ic I ca c il o c tlilc' '" " I hihb oilhb , ," I'' dillllccdLc i l ci( i c')l lCc whi ci'cccilh'Ji ct cc i i rll c l IIt| r lilt tcItcf clia I)I11tl 7" I" N?ol.i lii yrt Ih ii cmii ." , cI ci c cha cih inciili tic tcc ic wcv l " Thi daly atll wlhhh lie Wi ll lo rnee n 'IIl 0ar l icdc cilc' I ' " Tii yciic liode 1vOuiv 11i\ u eclhiec l nl ocht 11 "d tlh n, dyu tnpl Isdy I t o > btl a i eppearll lllll l hh 'lll c' " lic ytc i lllu W t c his tile ' olli'l01 il of ile " JIiive yoel thetolol0"

" The young lady truseted it to me." The deteetivoe miled, and remarked in a signilicant tone: " I would be a poor parson to undertake the job, lMiss Dawson, if I had not long ago diaeoveedl that there was no necessity for speaking in the third person." "I do not know what you menu." " Well, frankly, you are the youg lady who wan to have been married on lth twentieth of aust month, and, like a brave woman, you are trying to solve the mystery of your allinceed husbaod'o dianppearance." "Miess Darwson trnred pale, and then Urnlled a rosy rednes, as she replied: "You appear to rspak very assuredly." " I am the young lady." " I knew it from tihe start ; and now we can proceed with much grealter ease in getting at the bottout of this really singular ffair. You lave the last note you rcceivod from Air. Trendall:" Mivs Dovason produced a note and handed it to hinll. It rend are ulloews: "l).eurror,-I will leave by the :t.0 train tonmorr.ow c.trnool,. lHad I conlilted my own wirshe I would have gone out to-night ; but as 1 amu lookingi forward with bright an. ticipaliuns to biring vith you always flter to. morrow, I thought 1 would not intrude my. tell during the last hours of your lovely girl. tood. Taia note will find you still free, but when [ come tomorrow it is to bind you with Ittera. whoreo wearing, I trust, will be a con. stant prisonship of happinces,ulntil that me. ment-ft.r ::aiote, I hope, as eslncolted by on mortals-when they shall be loosened only by the loosening of tlhat silvercord which ilone binde ius to tihe changieful events of thiulife. (i " I will not attempt to put into words, darling, all I hrep', but there will never ascend to heaven ttu:r vown to love, cherish and comfort than thoao which shall fall from my lips to-imorrow, when we stand before the altar to merlge our dual existences into one., lreavn watcnh o'er you and keep you always, my beat bhlovcd. In haste, " IIannY." wly d crefowly and cyeully the detective read and reread the lover's letter. At lengith the girl asked: " Well, do you think those the words of a traitor ' !' The writer of that letter never contem. plated proving false to tho assertions therein made; in fact, my helief is that he did not desert you. I think I read his eharacter aright, and an I read him he would be inon. pable of treachery of any kind." " Then you are catistled that so Harry Trondall failed, to appear on the appointled wedding morning leo must have been mur. dered 1' " I do r o accept any such conclusion." A wild look overspread Mine Dawson's beautiful face as she esolaimed, in a husky voice : " D) you believe it possible that IIarry still liven I" " It is passible but not probable, I must admait." " Ohr, how you arolruiling my heart," said Mliss I)awon. " I do n,.t wish to, but throa is one thirng certain. I think that I have excellent clues to woalk on, and It you choose to acorpt my eetvices I am prepared to undertake the job, and I promise you that if I once undertako this mystery it will be thoroughly cleared up." " gladly accept. VWhen will you sea me again I" "I cannot tell ; but tell me how I am to communicato with you." MI its I)twaon hesitated for a moment, and then said : " I suppoose it will be iumro:aible for me to hide ly pianeo of reaidtnce"' " It certainly will. If you do not give it to Iro 1 lr.vt to spend no muoh timeo in finding it." C[IAPTER I II[. Tire detectiva then asked a great many questions, all of which were promptly au swered. A fao moments later be departed. That name night, following the intetview above mentioned, a plain, farmer.liko.look ing man might rhaR been scen atanding at the station at ltadfern. The old farmer seemed to be deeply Imn incited in the columno of an evaning paper, although he would now and then look up as the station room dooer opened and admitted additional plasseetnre. An old lady sitting near asked one of the panling train men what time the train would "in about half an hour," wasrn the answer, Althio atmao nmomenlt no the old lady asked this qutstion a gEc:tleonan cent red thesitting As usual, the oil farmer looked up and satvayed him as Ihe entered, and the same instant a close obecsavr might htavo noticed a singular look. of inlclligence i!lumine the old tman' eyes. Tno paseenger who had entered was an ordinary inau wvhen euljacted to a merely casual glance, but a closer study ve.aaled to a practical eye indioationo of cunning adroit. nee- a doig .d sort of courage of the most marked khid. Th? train wan at length made up, and the paner. era were ordered to get aboard, The pt.reunerc wthliem the old man htad been vatehl:llnt did not obey the sumlmtons, but rer tained hii teat. Telln inntes pleaed, and trhe ulualecenea incidernt to lth depalture of a train fol lowed. 'rThe ipasentr with the ltecl gray eves still kept hie at, chlll, ti.c ilohl fsttLer, how, ever, left th,: nitting iOttn, anid piereCd ot11 upon therlatformh iThe ltt'er , nv ,l aln. lett in deept thntit., Tte inniroit loc lvk ) 1 ld frot i r, fane atind lind hoir follctcl by an (x iprnioner thougIhtful int,'li:cence. W\hen beyotld Light ntll luaentiig, thleecernl ing old fermer muttcred in It low v.,icl:t " Thalt plaeu olf th matter in ittl ied. That man hlte the face of a murderer. I e'dl slop at tothing to carry a point, and I lfeel ealilied inow tihat mly itrkivng wil] not he to diero!e hti liv\in:, but rathr the running down of t criminal." ,ralnther train tvat I.i ol rt an hour titer thnu the onei whlth had jtnt 1,1. the vwnthe; i lohad atn ilea that somerthing might turn ilt. Ife Itaiiviw wIll that the iann, iionathan T'ur 1ie,, lid 'al n oi jet ill watilg. 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