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Nations Stories

Nations Stories

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Page 1 , Most Interesting Stories of All Nations, The - Miscellaneous
THE LOCK AND KEY LIBRARYTHE MOST INTERESTING STORIES OF ALL NATIONSEdited by Julian HawthorneREAL LIFETable of contentsPART I--DETECTIVE STORIES FROM REAL LIFEARTHUR TRAINA Flight into TexasP. H. WOODWARDAdventures in the Secret Service of the Post-Office DepartmentAn Erring ShepherdAn Aspirant for CongressThe Fortune of Seth SavageA Wish Unexpectedly GratifiedAn Old Game RevivedA Formidable WeaponANDREW LANGSaint-Germain the DeathlessThe Man in the Iron MaskThe LegendThe Valet's HistoryThe Valet's MasterOriginal Papers in the Case of Roux De Marsilly
Page 2 , Most Interesting Stories of All Nations, The - Miscellaneous
PART II--TRUE STORIES OF MODERN MAGICM. ROBERT-HOUDINA Conjurer's ConfessionsSelf-Training"Second Sight"The Magician Who Became an AmbassadorFacing the Arab's PistolDAVID P. ABBOTTFraudulent Spiritualism UnveiledA Doctor of the OccultHow the Tricks SucceededThe Name of the DeadMind Reading in PublicSome Famous ExposuresHEREWARD CARRINGTONMore Tricks of "Spiritualism""Matter through Matter"Deception Explained by the Science of PsychologyANONYMOUSHow Spirits MaterializePART I--DETECTIVE STORIES FROM REAL LIFEArthur Train
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A Flight into TexasThe flight and extradition of Charles F. Dodge unquestionablyinvolved one of the most extraordinary battles with justice in thehistory of the criminal law. The funds at the disposal of thosewho were interested in procuring the prisoner's escape wereunlimited in extent, and the arch conspirator for whose safetyDodge was spirited away was so influential in political andcriminal circles that he was all but successful in defying theprosecutor of New York County, even supported as the latter was bythe military and judicial arm of the United States Government.For, at the time that Dodge made his escape, a whisper from Hummelwas enough to make the dry bones of many a powerful and ostensiblyrespectable official rattle and the tongue cleave to the roof ofhis mouth in terror.(The District Attorney's office in New York City is undoubtedly oneof the best watch-towers known from which to observe "Real LifeDetective Stories."Arthur Train, sometime member of this prosecuting staff, hasopportunity to record several of these curious and exciting "TrueStories of Crime" (copyright, 1908, by Charles Scribners Sons).None yields less to fiction save in the fact that it is true, andnot at all in quality of dramatic interest, than "A Flight intoTexas," here given.Readers of the newspapers a few years ago will remember the namesof Abraham Hummel and Charles F. Dodge. The latter, a railroadconductor, was alleged to have committed perjury at the dictate ofthe former, known as one of the brightest, least scrupulous lawyersin this city. It was one of District Attorney Jerome's greatambitions to bring Hummel to justice. Here was an opportunity. IfDodge could only be forced to testify to this perjury before acourt, Hummel could undoubtedly be convicted of a crime that wouldnot only disbar him from the legal profession, but would put him in jail.Dodge had run away and disappeared as the storm seemed about toburst. Where was he? Who could find and bring him back--againstAbe Hummel's wish?--EDITOR.)Who could accomplish that in which the law was powerless?--Hummel.Who could drive to the uttermost ends of the earth persons againstwhom not a shadow of suspicion had previously rested?--Hummel. Whodictated to the chiefs of police of foreign cities what they shouldor should not do in certain cases; and who could, at the beckoning

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