The Bradys and Admiral Brown, or, Working for the United States Navy

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The Bradys and Admiral Brown, or, Working for the United States Navy
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Secret service, Old and Young King Brady, detectives
Doughty, Francis Worcester d. 1917
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Frank Tousey
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ANDYOUNG KING The boats came together and the attack was made. Old King Brady seized the man amidships, who struck at him with a calking mallet, while the man in the bow struck at Harry with an oar.


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S.Ee'RET OLD AND YOUNG KING BRADY, DETECTIVES. Issued Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. Entered as Second Class Matter at the New York, N. Y., Post Office, Matoh 1, 1899. Entered aoooiding to A.ct of Congiess, i1b the year 1905, in the office of the Librariru of Congress, Washington, D 0., by Fratbk Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 324. NEW YORK, APRIL 7, 1905. Price 5 Cents. OR, Working for the United States Navy. BY A NEW YORK DETECTIVE. CHAPTER I. A M.IDNIGHT OALL FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. In this story of the adventures of those famous deteo tives, the Bradys, in connection with the battleship case, we wish it distinctly understood that the names ol all par ties connected with the matter are assumed. Even the name of the new battleship whiclyfigures in the story is false. This is neces sar ily so for various reasons, as will be seen as the story advances. And the same secrecy must be observed as fo the date of these happenings. It is only by promising these precautions that we have received permission from the Naval Department to disclose these events at all Our story begins with a certain night in the month of April, upon which the Bradys received a post-midnight call. At this time the famous detectives were living in the old brown-stone house on the west side of Washington Square where for a number of years they have kept bachelor's hall. It was a dull time with the Bradys. For several weeks previous they had been in town with nothing particular to do. On this night Old King Brady retired early, while Har ry, who had the meeting of a lodge to which he belongs came in about eleven o'clock, and after smoking a cigar in the library, turned in about \twelve. Formerly Old King Brady had a night-bell in his room, but Harry insisted that it should be transferred to his apart ment, in order that the old detective need not be unneces sarily disturbed. It was Harry who was disturbed that night. At one o'clock the bell over the head of his bed rang furiously. Young King Brady was awake in an instant. Throwing aside the covers, he sprang up and hurried to a speaking tube which connects with the vestibule. "Well?" he demanded. "Who is it? What's wanted?" "I wish to speak with one of the Bradys,'' came the reply in a deep voice. "You will have to give your name and state your ness." "Are you one of the detectives?" "I am Young King Brady." "Is Old King Brady at home?" "He is and asleep in his bed: He will not be awakened without excellent reason." "Yornng man, the case is most pressing. I do not wish to call out my name here, for I have every reason to believe that I have been shadowed all the way from Washington, from which city I have just arrived. I can only tell you that this is Government business, and that I am a high official. I should not have disturbed you at this unusual hour without good cause." There was a certain dignity in the tone and manner in which these words were spoken, which carried conviction to Young King Brady's mind. "I'll come down," he said. "If you don't want to be seen, close the vestibule door." "It is already closed," was the reply. "I will wait here." The Bradys, we may mention, always leave their vestibule open in anticipation of these night calls. Harry made a hasty toilette and ran downstairs. Turning up the hall gas, he opened the door to admit a tall, elderly gentleman of distinguished appearance. His face was to a certain familiar to Harry. It seemed as if he had seen the man before, but where he could not tell.


2 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. ==============-================.:_..; ---------------The visitor was pretty well disguised as far as his face says he is the Secretary of the NaYy-Slocomb, and I think went. H e wore a lon g overcoat with the collar turned up about his :face. A muffler and a slouch felt hat did the rest. it'!' straight." "Very well. I'll be right down. Did he s ay what he wanted?" "No. He lefuses to talk with me." "Will you step inside?" said Harry. "I assume that you "Very well. What time is it?" wisA to consult us about a case." "Half-past one." "I wish to see Old King Brady," was the reply. "Go back and tell the gentleman that I will wait on him "You will have to explain your bus'iness to me first. AE at once." I said before, I shall not awaken Old King Brady without In less than six minutes Old King Brady walked in:to good cause." the library in his usual quaint dress. "Very well," replied the gentleman, and he followed He wore a long blue coat with brass buttons cut in anHarry into the library. tique style. "I would like to have you see if this house is being A high pointed collar and old-fashioned stock added to watched," he said as Harry turuecl up the gas. the peculiarity of his appearance. "I will do so. Be seated, please." It needed only the old, broad-brimmed white felt hat Young King Brady went to the front window and peered to complete his make-up. through the slats of the blinds. Secretary Slocomb smiled as he rose and shook hands. There were several men visible in W as hington Square. "I see that you are the genuine article," he said. "I All appeared to be on the move, however. am a stranger to you, Mr. Brady, but I have seen you in the There was nothing to indicate that anyone was spying Secret Service Bureau at Washington severa l times since I upon the house. have been in office. This young man is your partner, I "I see no one, sir," he reported, returning to the library presume?" then. "My partner and pupil, Young King Brady, or Harry, aE "It is possible that I have given them the slip," said the he is named." gentleman. "I dismissed my cab at the corner of Carmine "And I h et th k H f h. t ont=e to av 9 an arry or is promp resp street and Sixth avenue, walkmg the rest of the way. I my call," replied the secretary. "But now to get down That another cab was following u s from the Desbrosset t b Th. t t tt 8 yotl m1 o usmes s ls lS a very imper an ma er, a street ferry is certain, but those in it may not have seen me get out. I took a good deal of pains." "Be seated, s ir, and tell me your business," said Young King Brady. soon "I am all ready, sir. "Oblige me by going ,over that bunch of letters as rapidly as possible," continued the secretary The letters were produced from the inside pocket of hii: vest. "My busines s can only be told to your partner," was the reply. "I am the Secretary of the Navy. Slocomb is my name." Young King Bi-ady did not drop dead nor did he show They were not original docnmentR .any particular surprise. All were typewritten, and each one marked "copy." Old King Brady threw himself into an easv chair and ''I presume you can prove your assertion," he said. "Thie having read the first letter, to ssed it over tn Harry. is a very unusual hour for a person of your consequencE "Excuse me, but this is entirely a private mattBr, Mr to be-" "Brady" the secretary said. "To be wandermg about the streets of New York," mter' "I have no secrets from my partner," was the brief re rupted the gentleman. "You are quite right, young man. I came prepared for some such reception as this. Here iE ply. a blmch of letters addressed to me. Here is my photograph. The secretary said no more until OM King Brady had these things, please." finished reading the last letter. "That is enough, sir," replied Harry, quietly. "PleasE Then he stood up and facing the old detective asked: be seated. I will call Old King Brady at once." "Well, what do you think of it?" Young King Brady hurried to his partner's room, to "Do you want my candid opinion?" inquired Old King which he h!is admission at all times. Brady. "Governor! Wake llp!" he said, laying his haud upon Old King Brady's shoulc1e1. The old detective was sitting u.p in bed on the instant. "Harry!'' he exclaimed. "I do." "Then I decline to give it unless I am adua11y engaged on the case, and not then until I am frankly told wbo thE writer of those letters is." "Yes." ""W1rn. t is it?'' ."A gentleman downstairs. He rang the night-bell. "Will you take the case?" l "For the Secret Service Bureau, or for the Na val DeHc 1 partment?"


THE BRADYS AND BROvYN. 3 "You will take the matter np for the United States Navy, [ "I am greatly relieved that you don't wa:nt me to remove Mr. Brady, my direction.'' the admiral from the charge of the navy yard," said the '!I am willing. I shall want a regular cmmnission. I secretary. "I thought that woi.tld be the first thing you have done work for Uncle Sam before, and outside of the would advise." Secret Service Bureau I find him slow pay." "No, no! He seems to be crazy, but it may prove other"I will personally guat.antee your bill if you will take wise." this matter up without waiting for me to start you oii in "I can't see how. The admiral is a connection of Senator un official way. You see youtseH thel'e is no time or that." Glenn, of Illinois, one of my most intimate frie11ds. For "Nohe. I should be on my way across the continent me to turn upon him would lead to all sorts of personal now." trouble." "Exactly. Well, what do you say?" "Give me your gual'antee in writing and I am ready." "You shall ha.Ye it," was the reply. liarry then produced pe11 and paper, and the guarantee was drawn up and signed. "And for your opinion of this businel!ls/ said the secretary. "It is one of two things," replied Old King Brady. !'Either Admiral Brown is crazy or some organized gang is plotting to destroy the new battleship Arizona before shE leaves the ways." "Exactly, but which?" "I sholtld say both.'' Secretary Slocolhb begaI! pacing the floor. "There isn't the least doubt about yo111 being right," he said in an agitated way. "Bl'oWn should at onae be re" lieved of the charge the Mare Island Navy YardY "I disagree with you," replied Old King Brady, quietly. "How? Disagree with me! Why, yo' u just said the man was crazy and I fully agree with you as to that." "So much the more reason why his suspicions should not be aroused. Let him stay as he is until we can get in our work. You see, he wants us." "Yes, yes! But those letters? His wild talk aboi1t ele mentary spirits being banded together to hinder his wGJrk.1 The man is plainly mad." "Nevertheless, the damage already done to the battleship mnst be real, or you would not be here." "Oh, it is real." "You have proof of this?" "Absolute proof." "In what form does it come to you?" "I have been so infdrmed by the chief engineer of thE l navy yard." "You have his lette{s with you?" "U nforhi.nately not. I did not consider it necessary to bri?g them. They are on file at Washington. My assertion should be enough." "It is enough. What does the chief engineer say about Admiral Brown?" Nothing at all. He avoids even the mention of name." "Wise man. Well, we keep these letters, I suppose?" ''I had rather not.'' "It il3 not necessary. Harry, copy the dirrwti9lls in that last letter. That is all we really need." "I am sorry not to have seen the original documents in the case," said Old King Brady. "Are you certain that Admiral Brown ever wrote those letters?" "It be so." "Are you familiar with his handwriting?" "The originals were typewritten, Mr. Brady." "Then you cannot be certain." "Do you doubt that he wrote them?" "I neither doubt nor believe. I am merely raising the question." "I can't see that the letters are open to question. They are signed by the admiral." "There is such a thing as forgery." "Oh, of course you can raise all. kinds of dol\bts in the matter." "I shall raise no more. '11he matter is certainly one which needs immediate investigation if the damage to the battleship is real." "Well, it is real, and it will cost the Government many thousand dollars to make it good." "Very well. We'll take hold." "When?1 "As soon as we din get to Sari Francisco." "When shall you start?" "'l'he first thing to-morrow morning." "That is certainly prompt enough. You -\vill meet the admil'al as he proposes in his 1ast letter?" "I think so how. I cannot answer that questibn with out thought." "I am greatly relieved.H "One question, :Mr. Slocomb," put in Harry. 11What made you think you were being shadowedP" "A cab followed mine from the Desbtosses street ferry as I told you. I am certain that my house in Washington has been watched, lihd that I have beeh shadowed. ram place to place for the iast week. That is why I arranged to get here at this hour." "Very y01i are right," said Oid King B1'ady. "If this is a deep-laid plot of labor unions or anarchists that is the way they would go to \vork. But I can hardly believe it is the former. However, 1ve shall see.'' And here the intervi!'!w ptaeti

4 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. Once more the Bradys were on the move and this tilnE their move took them across the continent. They left on the first train next morning via Pittsbur[! and Omaha, arri:ving in San Francisco without delay 01 mishap CHAPTER IL OLD KING BRADY BEGINS WORK. Here the telegram was sent, but it was a misleading one. It informed the admiral that the Bradys would, barring accidents, be on M:egg's wharf at exactly ten o'clock, arid was so worded as to convey the idea that they would gel directly upon the arrival of the train. It was just the reverse. The detectives arranged at s acramento to have their tele gram held back, and instead of arriving in San at night they got there at one o'clock in the afternoon. "And now, Harry, you get to the Russ House ancL stay The one thing which made Old King Brady suspect the there," said Old King Brady, when they left the train. -cir genuineness of the letters pUTporting to be from Admiral will proceed to post myself about thi\; admiral, and you Brown and addressed officially to the Naval Department may look for me in good time to get to the wharf." was the suggestion that the B:radys be employed to ferret So Harry went one way, and Old King Brady the other. out the perpetrators of the various supposed damaging acciThe old detective had changed his costume before esiv dents which had occurred on the new battleship Arizona, ing the car. and the secrecy which it was suggested that the detective" Not that be was in disguise, but simply that he dressed observe in approaching their work. himself as a respectable elderly gentleman should, and the It seemed to Old King Brady a very unusual thing foi old blue coat and the white bat were cut out. an admiral in the United States Navy to even suggest that Old King Brady steered straight for Chinatown, which outsiders be brought in on such a case, when the work he knows better than many full-fledged Friscan s properly belonged to the Secret Service Bmeau. He charged down Dupont street post-haste, and turning un.1 a otb d I d d t t Id l up Jackson skirteil along the Barbary Coast, as San Franvv 11 e n er an ess experience e ec ive wou 1avE been immensely flattered at such a call, Old King Brady c1sco s TeI\derlom i s called, until he to Taylor street. J'elt that 1t wa' Ji'ghl t th 1 t d 't Here he rang the bell of a shabby httle frame house .t i y susp1c1ous o say e eas an l was j a matter of wonder to him that the secretary did not see His rmg was answere_d by a s l attern ly lookrng woman. it in the same way. whose sour face seemed to indicate that she led anything but a happy life. Then as to the suggested arrangements for meeting Ad miral Brown and beginning with their work. But we had quote the paragraph in the last letter covering that, which Harry copied. It read as follows: "If the Bradys consent to come, and you decide to send them, too much secrecy can hardly be observed. They had better wire me from Sacramento as to the hour they expect to arrive. Let them at once proceed to 1l1egg's wharf, where a Government tug will meet them. This tug will take them up the bay and I will meet it either on another tug-a pri vate one-or in my private launch. On no account let them come openly to the navy yard. This is essential, and they should be made to understan8. it." ';Oh, it's you, Ur. Brady, is it?" she exclaimed. "Step right inside. I don't suppose you want to be seen. Steve is expecting you. I only hope that you can get him to talk." "Is he as bad as ever, Mrs. Murley?" asked the old de tective., kindly. "Worse," replied the woman. "I do wish you would' talk to him. Upon my word, Mr. Brady, we are in a fait way to starve to death. I wish we had never Ieft'New York.;' "It was certainly a mistake as far as you are concerned,': replied the old detective, kindly. "'rhere you had friends; here I suppose it is different." "I haven't a friend in the city," replied the woman bit terly. "As for Steve, is either doped or dn1nk the. time when he isn't working, and never a cent do I see There were some further directions, but they are not be is." of sufficient importance to be noted here. "You'll be leaving him some of rtiese days, Mrs. Muriey," That an admiral in the United States Navy should adopt said the old detective. such a course seemed very strange to Old King Brady, and "That's wh'at. I will, before very long," was tlie .rehe said as much to Harry again and again. ply. "But you can go right upstairs. You know the r-0om. But then there was the theory that Admiral Brown was You will find Steve on the bed." actually mad. A moment later and Old King Brady, without knocking If such was the case then that would account for it all walked into the front room, where, sprawled upon the bed. Of course, the Bradys discussed the case in all its beardeep in the dope) lay Stephen Morley, once one of thE ings during their long ride -across the continent. brightest Pinkerton detectives in New York, but now operLong before they reached Sacramento they had decided I ating on his own account in San Francisco when he could upon their cowse. .. I get_ any work to do._ :


THE BRADYS AND 'ADMIRAL BROWN. 5 The room was littered with newspapers carelessly thrown about, and the wretched furnishing combined with the fact that the window was shut, although the day was by nc means cool, made it a most uninviting place. The old detective strode to the window, threw down the top sash, and with a sigh of relief turned to the half-dressed wreck of a man who lay sprawled upon the bed. 1'Murleyl" he cried, shaking him vigorously. "Murley! Wake up!" "It was with some difficulty that he succeeded in arous ing the man. At last Murley opened his eyes and sat up on the bed. "Oh, it's you, is it?" he said. "This Wednesday? I thought it was only Tuesday." come, brace up!" said Old King Brady. "You received my wire from New York?" "Yes." "Do anything?" "Oh, yes. I guess I can tell you what you want to know but I must pull mysel together first." "Do it quick then. I have no time to lose. What are you hitting now? \Vhisl7, opium, cocaine, or what?" "It's morphine this time," replied Murley, producing a hypodermic syringe. He bared his arm, which was a horrible sight to look up turned up at the Navy Yard again as bright as a button and there he has been ever since. The chances are he took the cure, for he certainly has not hit the hop since." "And he is there now?" "He was day before yesterday." "Has he ever shown any signs of insanity?'' "Well, he did while he was hitting the pipe. It got sc bad t}lat a meeting of the officers was held, and they serious ly discussed reporting him, which is a good deal for naval officers to do, you know." "I know. Nothing was done?" 1 "I understand not. Then he and it ended as I tell you." "And that is all?" "All I learned about the admiral." "And the chief engineer, McDonald?" "He attends to his business, and is highly thought of.,. "Good! You have done just what I wanted you to do, and have saved me a lot of time. Did you ever meet the admiral in the joints?" "Well, I can't say. Of course, he never traveled under his own name or in uniform. If I could see his picture I might recognize it." "You didn't succeed in getting a picture, then?" "No." on from the hypodermic scars. Then the poor wretch injected the po!son slowly killing him. "Well, I fared better, although I only had a moment to which waE spare after I took the case." Old King Brady could not help pitying him. But he was in no mood to deliver a moral lecture. He had done that many times before with this man, and he we.s aware that it never did the slightest good. But in spite of his habits Steve Murley knew his busi ness, and was able to keep himself in dope long enough tc attend to it if he chose to do so. The effects of the morphine were immediate. Murley's eyes began to glisten. He seized the water pitcher and drank freely. In a moment he was another man. "Well, Brady, so here you are!" he exclaimed. "Give me a cigar and I will tell you what I have learned. You could not hit a better man than me; it seems that Admiral Brmrn is right in my line." "A dope fiend?" "Even so." "I suspected as much. Don't be bashful, Steve. Take all the cigars there are in the case. I'll fill it up later. "And what is the case, if I may ask, Brady?" "Of course, I can't tell you. We are working for the United States Navy. You ought not to ask." "Cut it out. Got that picture with you?" "Yes." "Let's. have a look at it." Old King Brady produced a picture of the admiral in full uniform. Murley studied it long and critically. "Yes, I have seen him in a joint," he replied, handing it back. 'CLately?" "Yes, lately." "How lately?" "Brady, I am going to surprise you, for I am surprised myself. I've seen him within a week." "That knocks your story of his reform sky-high." "Yes." "What do you think about it?" "Don't know what to think. I shall have to hit the inNow fire away." "Well," said Murley, lighting one cigar and pocketing vestigation again." the rest, "as soon as I got your telegram I went right to "You are in no shape to do it." work. I had a friend at the Army and Navy Club, whosE "I beg your pardon. I am in fust the shape to do it. name I won't mention, and I called on him. He soon put Why do you hire me? Because I can smoke and still keei:; me wise on the admiral. For the last six months the man my wits about me if I try. I'm worth two of you when it has been smoking in the joints, and neglecting his busicomes to an opium case, and you know it blamed well." ness. This he kept up until about two months ago, when "It will be a long day before I qualify myself for an he disappeared and was gone two weeks. All at once hE I opium case the way you have done, Steve Murley."


6 THE BRADYS AND AD1\IIRAL BHOWN. I "Ta! ta! No lectures, if you please. You've been talk Tlle Bradys climbed down into the boat and were pulling to the old woman. Want me to go ahead?". cd out to the tug. "Yes. 'l'he captain came forward to receive them, which he did "There's something else to be said besides that, Brndy.'' with every show of respect. "Well?" ''You will come right into the cabin, gentlemen," he said. "Cough up!" "The admiral directed me to ::;ay that he th01.1ght you had "I hate to give you a cent till yotu job is done, but I better keep yourselves close, as there is no telling whether suppose I shall have to." we may be watched or not." "That's the surest thing yon know," replied Murley, with "And we shall adopt the admiral's suggestion,'' replied a grin. "But you needn't be afraid of me. I won't go Old King Brady. "I suppose we start at once?" back on Cough up now, old man." "Right away, sir." "Twenty-five?" "And where do we meet the admiral?" "That will do for a starter, but it don't cover this new "That I can't tell, sir. Somewhere between here a.nd job." Vallejo. Do you wish for something to eat? The cooh Old King Brady counted yut dollal'S, and can serve you in the cabin if you like.'' handed it to the hop fiend. "No, we have dined, and wish for nothing," replied the "You want to give some of that to your wife;'' he said, old detective as he rose to go. A few minutes later and the tug was forging up the bay. "Not a blamed cent," was the brutal reply. "It seems all straight so :far, Governor," remarked Harry; Without :;i, word Old King Brady left the house. as the Bradys lighted cigars. "Pah It's good tb get out of that TOom,'' he mut"I never supposed it would be otherwise," replied the old tered, as he strode doW1l Taylor street "It's hard to have detective. "This is certainly a government tug. If there iE to use such tools, but in this case it is indispensable. So A<:J.a nigger in the fehce we have not advanced far enough mirable Brown is a hop fiend! Well, I thought so from to meet him yet." the first." "You still think that?" CHAPTER III. THE BRADYS KNOCKED OUT. Old King Brady went directly to the Ru s s House, and remained there the re s t of the day. With the money he had given Detective Mmley direc tions to report there if he learned anything, but the advanced and the detective did not come. Promptly at ten o'clock the Bradys presented themselves at Megg's wharf. The watchman in charge was instantly at their side. "You are the two gentlemen who are expecting t0 meet a tug here this evening?" he said. "That's right," replied Old King Brady. ti Are we ahead of time?" "No," was the reply. "The tug is iy!ng 0:ff in the baJ. There's a man here waiting to take youse off in a boat. Come this way, please." The Bradys were led to the end of the wharf. A small boat pulled by a young man in naval uniform. lay alongside. "ls this Mr. Brady?" he demanded as the watchman 10Gkec1 down from the wharf. "I am here/' replied the dld detective. "Yqu come from Admiral Brown?" "Yes, sir. are to come right a board and I will takE you to the tug.'<"I do." "You place more confidence in that wc->U:hed elope fiend than I should." "That's because I know him better than you do. Murley is as keen as a needle. He knows every opium joint in Frisco." "So do you?" "Too well, unfortunately, and the keepers know me.'" "Still; I think you could do as well as that fellow. "'' "You are wrong, Harry. Very likely I could in the end, but we can't be up at Mare Island and in Frisco too." "That's so. I suppose it is we11 enough tG have sGmeone working the joints while we are getting startea; all the same--" "Now, that's enoi:1gh!" broke in Old King Brady, impa tiently. It is not often that the old detective finds occasfon to call his partner down. It is only due to Harry to say that he takes it very quietly on such occasions. The Bra.dys now turned their conversation to othel' mat ters. It was a beautiful evening, and the green treeless the Bay of San Francisco had never looked more beautiful than they did that night. In and out among them the tug forged its way, folfow ing their many windings until at last the detectives were attracted by two whistles sharply blown. 1 The tug answereu with one whistle, "I guess that means business for us," retnarkei;1 Old King Brndy. "lthink I'll go out and see."


l THE BRADYS A]'fD ADMIRAL BROWN. 7 They open e d the c abin door and pas s ed out on deck. And I shall proceed to tell you. Pay strict attention, A sma11 tug was r a pidl y approaching them, and in a pl ease. What is that you ar e doing, youn g man? Preparmoment came alongside. ing to tak e n o te s ? I canno t permit it! I do not wish to go The sail ors on thi s tug wore no uniforn1 on record in these matters." "Have the gents come?" the captain called. "My partner is accustomed to take notes in such cases," "They are right here," replied the captain of the Bradys' said Old King Brady. "It i s done in cipher. No one can tug, which ha cl now stopJJed. read it but ourselves." "They are to come right aboard," was the answeT,and "I cannot permit it," s aid the admiral sternly. the 'Bradys passed to the other tug. "Harry, put up your note-book," ordered the old detecThey were received by a young Japanese who politely tive. e scol'iec1 them to the calJin. The admiral then laun c hed out and told of the happeuH e re at the end of a long table sat a middle-aged man in ings on board the Arizona. citizen's dre ss. It is not necess ary to detail all he said. At once the Brady s rec ognized his resemblance to the pieEnol1gh to state that l;i.e told of three explosions which ture of Admiral Brown. had taken place in the hold of the new battleship, each "Good-evening, gentlemen," he saic1, haughtily and withexceedi_ngly damaging; anc1 greatly retarding the work. out rising. "Be seated. Y ama, you can leave u s We are Be sides these happenings, there were four mysterious accinot to b e distmbed." dents on the Arizona. The Bradys seated them s elve s at the table, and waited for A crane had broken injuring several men, and putting the admiral to speak. back the work for weeks. This he did not do for several minute s '})retending to be On two occas ions fire had been dis covered on board the bu s y with certain paper s whi c h he had s pread out befote new battleship. hi_m. It was evident that Admiral Bro .wn proposed to stand on hi s dignity, and was not going to be altogether an easy man to deal with. But Old King Brad y was glad of the delay. lt gave him an opportunity to st udy the admiral. That man never u sed opium to excess. in his life," be s aid fo him s elf. There is some mystery here 1\Ios t carefull y Old King Brad y s tudied th e man's fea ture s The res emblan c e to the fa c e in the photograph was too perfect to admit of mi s take. Old King Brady felt s ati sfie d that he was actuall y in the presence of Admiral Brown. 1 At la s t the admiral pu s hed hi s paper s to one side, and turned to the detectives. "Now, gentlem e n, I am r eady to talk to you," he s aid "You have been prom pt to respond to my las t call, though it is long enough since my first." "We have no knowledge of the elates of your calls, ad miral," replied Olcl King Brady. "We started for San Fr ancisco a few hour s after receiving orders from Secretary Slocomb." "Oh, that i s it." "Yes, s ir." "Well, then it is the secretary who is to blame. Between my last letter and tbe one. whi .ch preceded it there was a ]ap s e of two weeks Much might have been done in that time." "With that we have had nothing to do, admiral." "So it seems W e ll now that you are here, what? I sup pose you want to know all about the s e explosions and acci dents before you begin your work?" "We are her e to be instructed." Although quickly extinguished in each case, much dam age had been done. While in the hold the master mechanic had met with a seriou s accident. A heavy iron bar had mysteriously dropped on his head. The accident laid the man up fo1 two weeks, and nearly cost him his life, al s o cau s ing mu c h delay. Several s imilar mishaps were detailed. Admiral Brown went into full particulars and freely an swered all the question s put by Old King Brady. He seemed mos t anxiou s to get at th e root of the trou. ble, and certainly could not be accused of holding any thing back. Still, he was offens ively dictatorial in his manner, and the interview was a trying one. In the meanwhile the tug was moving slowly up the bay Old King Brady wondered at the slow progress they were making, and remarked upon it at la s t. "I do not wish to reach the navy yard until we have thor oughly canvassed matter s," replied the admiral, ily. "We are running at reduced speed by my orders Now, gentlemen, you know all that I have to tell. What do you propose to do?" "It seems to me," said Old King Brady, "that the best thing we can do is to let my partner engage as a workman on the Arizona. By mingling with the men he will have the best chance to get information. In the meantime I will work on the outside. How does this plan strike you?" "It i s for Y?U to say, replied the admiral. "I am not the kind of man to hire a hor s e and then do the pulling mysel:f." "If tl:iat is to be done it would be just as well if we were not seen about the navy yard. Will it be possible for us


8 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. to go aboard the Arizona to-night and look the grottn

THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 9 His visitor then named one which produced almost im niediate:-uncohscibuS:ne8s, followed by death in course of a short time, which left absolutely no trace behind: <:!J'lie riame he ga ve was strange to Old King Brady, being in Japanese, and the young -man.'w 'as unable to give its Ehgli-sfr: equiva1ent. ., Indeed, he stated that the poison was unknown outside of Japan and Ohiha, it was frequently made use of by designing persons to get rid of tbe _ir enemies. -.::a few days later the Jap called on Old King Brady again, and presenting him with a small, fiat vial of thick glass, in formed him that it qontained the antidote to the poison he ?f He advised Old King Brady to keep it by him, for the poison was as well known to the Chinese as the Japanese, thought that the old -detective might find occasion tO use .it ill his work among the race. Old King Brady came into possession -0f his little vi al, and luckily he remembered it at this trymg time ; putti'ng this and 'that together, and colUlecting Yama the Jap with the treacherous act But to return. Recovering his wit s Old King Brady found himself lying on th'e cabih floor with his eyes open, Yama and the tug captain bendin g over him and Harry lying by his side. The old detective was in full posse s sion of his senses but every mu s cle -appeared tobe paralyzed. Of cours e he made no attempt to move, and he felt that he could not have done so if he had tried. captain and the J ap w e re discussing his case. "Do you think he is all ri ght?'' asked the captain. "He doe sn't look a s white as the other one." --"It iS sure all iight,'l replied the J.ap in broken English. "I know my hl1siness. r never fail." : I "Then we had best carry out the admiral's orders at once J'' "The sooner the better. What"we do must be done ih the dark." "Joel" shouted the captain "Oh, Joel" A young man appeared. He was a red-headed, freckled-faced person with -a en.ed face. "Is the boat ready-?" demanded the captain. .::"All ready, 'bos s.'' : get the s hot -and tie it to the heels of the yo1mg foil&. You take him off first." .. "Do I go alone, cap?" "Yes. You don't need any help; I suppese. You are to tow the ellow near shore, and then let him go. Yama can go with you if you wish." "No, I dQn't want any help," replied Joe. "I merely asked: I can work it alone." "AU right. Then get at it. We will helpyou carry them out." Joe vanished. want to keep a still. tongue in your head about thit job, you J ap," growled the captain. "I tell you what it is, the admiral will make it hot for you if you don't." "I am not a fool," was the reply. "I k;now." "But you don't know all," per s i s ted the captain. "There are more than the admi:r:al in this deal. I tell yon, J ap, your life won't be safe instant not in any town from Frisco to New York if you go back on us-understand?") "hmderstand, captain ... The admiral he trusts me. Why not you?" "Huh!" growle

10 THE BRADYS AND AD.MIRAL BROWN. All having been thus arranged, he pulled off into the I night. "Hurry back!" c all e d the captain "but don t s poil your job by two much has te." "Aye, aye, s ir," r e turned Joe gruffly, and the boat shot on. And now a ray of hope came to Old King Brady. Consciousnes s had return e d The iron band s which s eemed to pres s hi s limbs wen : broken by the contact with the water. The fact is the old detective i s no swimmer. To be thus s uddenly thrown into the water had been a great shock, and this had s erved to break the hold of the drug. Old King Brady thought fast. The shot held hi s legs down, he was being towed almo s t in an upright pos ition, and his hands were free. .Now he felt in the secret pocket where some of hi s mone y is usually c arried. "If they have s earched me I'm done for, he thought. But they had not. His money was all there. Joe was .acing him, of course, but it was s o dark that h e could scarcely see the fellow's face. "I'll wait tilL the last moment," thought Old Kin g Brady. It came soon. Soon a ledge of rock s loomed up before Old King Brady and he could hear the wate r lapping at its base. A moment later mid the oar s were s hipped. Joe was fumbling with the rope. "Joe!" called the old detective. "Oh, Joe!" Joe gave a gas ping cry. "Who spoke!" he called in a hu s ky voice. "I ani speaking here in the water," continued Old King Brady. "I am not dead. I don't want to die." Joe leaned down ove r the s tern and s tar e d in the old d e tective's face. "I don't wanter kill yer, old man, but I've got ter!" he exclaimed. "No, you don't have to, Joe," said Old King Brady. "Take me ashore and I'll give you a lot of money. You shall never suffer for it, Joe." "Boss, I don't dare. They'd kill me if they lmowecl." "They never s hall know. If I eve r meet Admiral Brown .again I'll tell him that I got the shot loos e and swam a s hore." "Oh, it hain't him I'm afeared of." "Who then?" / "I dassent tell you, boss." "Look here, Joe. I'm an old man. I'm old enough to be your grandfather. Do:n:'t kill me. I'm not ready to die tonight." "Say, you're a detedive, hain't you?'' demanded Joe. "Yes." "You are here to find out about the troubles up to MarE Island navy yard." "Yes "Will yer swar to scoot if I take you ashore? Will you light out and ne v er come around here no more?'1 Evidently Joe was yielding. Old King Brady under the circum s tance s could do no less than to give the required promise "How mu c h will you gimme?" demanded Joe, ready to bal'gain now. A s it happ e ned the old detective had a s much as a tl:iou sand dollar s about him-why he had not been searched h E never could imagine. Two hundred dollars of this was in one pocket, and lie named that sum a s .Toe's reward. "Well, letter go, s aid Joe. "I'll risk it. But say old man, if I ever see you again I'll do you a s sure a s fate or if I can't I'll find somebody who can and will." "Trust me, Joe/' was the reply. "Only take me ashore.I.' Joe s tared to pllll again now, and in a few minute s h e had made a landing in a little cove beyond the ledge: Here it was shallow, and to his immen s e r e lief Old Kin g Brady felt hi s feet touch bottom. Joe unfa s tened the rope now, and the detective walked I a s hore. But it was more than he could do to s tand. If Joe had not c aught him he would have fallen. The boy led him to a rock, where he s ank down ex hausted. "Brace up!'' said J o _e, as he cut away the s and tossed it into the bay. "Now let's see your dough." Qld King Brady produced the two hundred dollar s "It's yours. Take it," he said. "Now, ten me, was my partner drowned?'' "That's what he was, boss, I'm s orry to say; but I guess he was dead, anyhow." "He aid not revive? He did not s peak to you?" "No, he didn't, boss. He never s howed no sign of life from the time we started away from the tug." Old King Brady sighed. "I suppo s e you feel mighty bad a bout it, said Joe, sym pathetically. "N aturally He was like a son to me." "Boss, let me tell you something. You came up against a bad crowcl, and that's all dere is about it. You ought tq be mighty tankful to be alive your ownself." "I am. Are you going now?" "Yes." "One word. Where am I?" "'l'his here' s San Pablo Bay. I gues s the neare s t town i s San Rafael. J. dunno very well myself. So long. Hope you get out of it all right." "Stay one minute "Oh, I kean't, boss. The captain may s u s pect." "Was that re-ally Admiral Brown?" "Sure it was boss !" cried Joe, and the manner in which he spoke showed Old King Brady that the boy believed what he said, at all events. This ended it.


THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 11 Old King Brady, resting llis elbow upon his knee, leaned his head upon his hand, and Joe faded away into the night. "This is my last oase," thought the old detective. "If Harry is really dead, and I am afraid that this t.ime he is, I retire for good." But this i s a determiuation tO which Old King Brndy has come many times before, and as yet he lrns not carried it out. CH.APTER V. WHAT lIAPPENED TO 1I4RRY. In spite of Joe's positiYe assertion and Old King Brndy's belief, Harry was not dead. Nevertheless, the rope had been untied, and Joe, as he pulled back to the tug, saw Young King Brady sink dowu out of sig ht. darkness, although he could still hear the splash of the oars. Safe now for the moment> Young King Biady struck out boldly. Not for the shore, for he could not see it. 'l'hc effort was the very best medicine which the youpg detective could have taken. \Vhat the antidote began the long swim which followed finished. Twenty minutes passed, and Harry was still at it, and feeling fairly well. Realizing his clanger, and that the swim might prove a long one, he began to divest himself of his clothing almost at the start. The :first thing he did was to kick off his low shoes1 a thing difficult to accomplish, but managed at last. His coat and vest followed, and before removing them Harry was able to stow a.way the best of his valuables in his trouser's pockets. Thus he had the best of reason to belieYe the young de-Thus lightened, he swam more freely, and at last; to hi.: tective dead, but he was mistaken, neverheless. immense relief, he saw a light ahead of him on the right. The fact is, Harry seems to bear a charmed life. Was it on the shore or on some vessel? But the charm in tbjs case probably would not have A moment's observation convinced him that the :former worked without Old King Brady's antidote. was the case, for the light remained stationary. 'rhis probably saved Harry's life, consc iou 'sl1ess re-Turning then, Young King Brady headed for it, and turned to him precisely e.s it did to Old King Brady the soon he saw the hills rising in front of him, dim of outline. moment he struck the water. but real. Naturally quick-witted, Harry used his wits then for all The light burned close down by the shore, anq as he drew he was worth. nearer he that it proceeded from a lall,lp in the He had heard none of the plotting, but it took him only windo\Y of a rough board shack which would 11ave been dig-a. niinute to realize the fix he was in, for the weight at his pi:fied by the name of a hut. heels was pulling him down. Hany now shouted for help, for he could hear the water "This fellow is going to sink me somewhere," he thought, dashing against rocks, and his strength was almost gone. and he was not able to think of anything very clearly then. No one responded. Re tried to P'art his legs, and was able to throw so much As far as Young King Brady could see, there was nc strength into the effort that the cord partec1, too. other building in sight. The next Harry knew the weight was gone. Then came the fi.naJ effort. And it was just in time. Twice Harry found Jrimse1f up against great jagged rockE A few seconds later and the boat stopped. siimlar to those off the Cliff House at the entrance to the Joe was untying the rope. Golden Gate. Young King Brac1y ,let him

12 THE BRADYS ANTI ADMIRAL BROWN. if he hadn't taken the dose I took. I guess I've seen the last of him." Before leaving San Francisco, anticipating the chanceE of Harry being obliged to go into the J\llare Island navy yard as a workman, the old detective had ordered him to dress for the part. Thus Harry wore a blue woollen shirt, and his white shirt front was of the "dicky" order. This, with his white cuffs, he now cast aside, and as Harry approached the but he looked enough like a laborer or mechanic to pass for one. He peered in through the window, but could see no one inside the hut. Trying the door he found it unfastened, and he stepped in. There was little to be seen. An old stove, a cot bed, a rude bunk against the wall, a table with some odds and ends of dishes upon it-that was all, except the lamp set upon the window ledge which sent its beams out over the bay. "Some :fisherman's hut," thought Harry. "The owner is probably off in his boat and has left the lamp to guide him back again. Perhaps he won't come till after daylightJ and when .he does I shall be gone." Young King Brady now set out to improve the oppor tunity fate had thrown in his way. The :fi1st thing he did wasto strip and wi:ing the water out of such clothes as he had left. This was an immense relief, and as the night was decid edly warm Young King Brady felt far more comfortable iri the buff than he had done in his wet, clinging clothes. There was a rude shed behind the shack, and here Harry found a good supply of drift wood heaped up. He soon had a fire blazing in the stove, having plenty of matches in his little waterproof safe. Hanging his clothes over one of the old chairs in, front of the :fire, he sat down to wait for them to dry. He.had not been thus ten minutes when it seemed to him that he hear the sound of oars. He listened for a minute, and then springing up, stepped outside, but could see no boat. He now perceived that the hut 5i:ood in a crescent-shaped hollow formed by the bend of the hills. The 'point of land on his left extended a considerable distance out into the bay. The boat might be approaching on that side, he thought, and he started to investigate, but just then the sounds ceased. Harry waited for a minute listening, expecting to hear the splash of the oars again. Then suddenly he was startled by seeing a man appear around the point. Instantly three others came into view, and before Harry had time to retreat inside the hut ana grab his clothes a re volver was drawn by the foremost man. "Hold on there!" he shouted, running forward. "Don't you move unless you want to be shot!" Harry threw up his hands. "Don't :fire!" he called. "I'm nobody! You have noth ing to fear from meP' "A spy! A spy! Shoot him, Bi.ill" another of the party bawled. "Hoot man!" criea the fellow with the revolver, with a broad Scotch accent. "He's. only one, and we be fewer! Let him give an account of himself :first!" Harry inwardly blessed him. There he stood, caught with all bars down, so to and at the mercy of these four men. "There is some crooked work going on here, or they wouldn't be so :fierce for shooting," he said to himself. "I shall have to go mighty slow." He stood still, and allowed the men to come up. .All were foreigners, and except the Scotchman looked like Russians or Poles; except one short, stocky fellow, who might possibly be a German, Harry thought. "Well, you're a fine-looking specimen!" this man said, speaking without a trace of foreign accent. "Where in thunder did you come :from? Rain down from the clouds?' ; "That's. what I didn't," replied Harry, with a short laugh. "I was washed up by the sea." "And a :fine-built laddie ye look,'' said the Scotchman. "But that's na,ught to us. You are trespassing on private property, and that's mine. Give an account of yourself lad. Quick now, or back you go to the sea." "Say, gentlemen, I'm just nobody at all," replied Harry. "I was working on a tug. I got in a :fight with the mate, and he knocked me ov-erboard. I had to swim for it, and by bad luck I landed here." 1 "What's your name?" demanded the German. "Harry Jones." "Where do you belong?" "In Frisco." "What tug were you on." "Now, that'. s more than I can tell you." "What! you d n't know the name of the tug you worked on? A likely yarn. Better shoot him, Bill." "It's like this, boss. I've been knocking about this long while. I belong in St. Louis by rights. I only landed in Frisco yesterday. To-night I was down on the wharf,. and the mate of this tug asked me if I didn't want a bert1: fo:r the trip up to Vallejo. I jumped at the chance. I never asked him what tug it was, and I never looked to see We got in a scrap and this is the way it ended. Don't be hard on me, gents Just let me put my clothes on and I'll travel off. It's mighty tough for a poor fellow who hain't got no friends." Harry had pleaded his cause better than he knew. One of the others now spoke up for the :first time. Suppose we turn your friends?" he said. "I suppose then you'd go back .on us first show you got?" .-"So you say," replied Young King Brady. "f)l.o_n't know what you mean?"


THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 13 "Go slow, said the -''We aDn't. said -to himself. "All the same I oan't help wondering kiiow this fellow.'' what is going to come out of all this.n "Hold your jaw, Fritz. Look at hi:in. B:eis little, but he's-ali-inuscie. u'. "Hoot mon!" interrupted Bill. "Beware how you blab before strangers. u '"'Yo1i dry upi'' sharled "'I'll put it to him straight. Are you g -ootl for. a crooked. job, boy, if you couid stie any money in it?" try' me;.1 "I'm out for the stuff every time tt You are, eh? Well, how far would you go ?" "As far as you want to send me if there's in it." "Stand where you are a few minutes, and I'll tell yo1i if there is anything in it. I want to talk to my partl).ers .. -"Let me go inside .and put my clothes on, wbn'f you? I don't like standing here so." him, Sc6tty>' said 'F1:itz. "If ;ants to talk we've got to listen, I suppose, and that's all there to. yer, cried the you put your a to be pe! formed which may not sllit jol1, but has to be did." ceremony $cotty m;de by seizing Ifai'ris tfomlel'S a:iid go:illg t)lrough the pockets: -' Im up agamst a tough gang," thought Young Kmg "I shall just have to go slow and take everything as ii comes:" unfortunately for Scotty and fortunately for E:a;ry no dciubt, all and money had been in :is coat and vest pockets. There :O:othing in the pockets Fhich would in any way go to show that he was a and as for cash that was a matter of a few cents. So Scotty found, and he threw down the trousers in dis-gust. ".Sure an' you're "hut'a poor bit beggar boCly," he said. "Put on yer clothes, lad. Have you no coat, no hat, no Well, well! It's hard lines! That's what war brings up9l1 us. It puts money into the rich man's pockets and pulltthe shoes off the poor mo n's feet." my fight the mate that cost rne .. my cap and said -"I iost thei.n in the water, and my coat too." :-r : J:toot,_lad; fash returned the Scotchm .a;n." ."You're here in mehouse,. imd he _re you will have to stay !ill-till--" -:u;: came the others then. "We, have -agreed to the boy a Scotty," sal.d Rapinsicy, "Shake u p and us some grub. We'll talk it over while we eat." i-t;ial at what? I! was wonderh1g as pulled on his half-dried "I suppose I ought to be thankful that I'm alive,"'he CHAPTER VI. OLD KING BRADY GETS Bl1SY AGAIN: Old King Biady soon recovered his wind and his spirits after Joe left. "The antidote may have done its work," he thought, "and if Harry recovered consciousness when he struck the water then he may have been able to save himself. The boy is full of bright ideas, and can swim like a duck. I just \vori't abandon hope.i' Having reached this desirable frame of mind; Old King Brady began to think of himself. His one_ thought now was to get back to San Francisco as soon as_ possible. .. As for his wet clothes,,. the old detective did not mind them a bit, for he is well used to that sort of thing, i!nd corisidering age is a man of wonderfully robust health. He now stripped, wrnng .the water out of his clothes, and h:i.ving d,re.ssed agl:!-in, started along the narrow beach. It was fortunate that he had one to walk on, for it is not 1J,lways so in (Jalifornia where the hills so frequently direptly from the w ater's edge. And Old King Brady soon came to a place where this was the case. Fortunately there was a gap in the hills here, and a well-defined path leading back among them. .. This the old detective followed, and after walking rapidly over a distance of some three miles, he came .to a It was now hmg after midnigl1t, and so far he had n:ot seen a ho_use :or .Ilcountered a soul. Assuming that he must be to the north of San Rafael, the old detective turned to the left and hurried on. It was not long before he came to a cross road, and here he heard the rattle of a wagon coming his way. Sitting down under a tree, he waited until the vehicle came up It proved to be a large farmer's wagon loaded with vegefables, and pulled by a pair of mUles. The driver looked suspiciously at Old King Brady, as though expecting a hold-up. "Friend," called the old detective, "I have lost my way. I am wanting to get to San Rafael. Can you set me right?" "Your way lies there," replied the driver, pointing down the main road. "You are going there, I take "Well, I am." m11.n. spoke gruffly. He did not pull in on his mules, and he lonked suspici ously at Old King Brady; who walked alongside the wagon.


14 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. "Will you give me a lift?" asked the detective. "I'll pay you for it." "Boss, I don't know you, and that's all there is about it,' ; growled the driver. "Which means you are afraid of me, ,and you needn't be," replied the old detective, adding: ''I came up the bay in a tug and I managed to drop over board. I'm in trouble, and want }o get back to Frisco There is no cause for a stout young fellow like you to be afriaid of an old man like me." "You oan get a train for Saucelito at San Rafael." "Yes, I know. You expect to send your etuff down the early morning train?" "Yes." "Then you won't give me a lift?" "I didn't say so. How much will you give?" dollars." "Well, all right. Get aboard and pay in advance." "Oh, I can do that," replied Old King Brady, produc-ing the bill. The man closed on it, and the old detective climbed up to the wagon seat He had gained his point, and soon he had the driver talking about market gardening and prices. No further difficulty was encountered. In due time the wagon reached San Rafael, and there Old King Brady the early morning train for Saucelito, where he crossed by the ferry to San Francisco. The detective went straight to the Russ House changed his clothes, and took the old blue coat to the tailor's to be pressed. Although we have neglected fo mention it, Old King Brady lost his hat, and had come bareheaded all the way to San Francisco. His first visit even before he went to the hotel was to a hat store, where he purchased a new white felt of the cow boy order, the nearest approach to his old trademark to be had. Old King Brady was now ready for business again, and he lost no time getting at it. Detective Murley had left no word for him, and Old E:ing Brady once more bent l).is steps toward Taylor street to look the man up. He found Mrs. M. even rp.ore despondent thaA had been the day before. "I don't know anything abo11t Steve," she "He went out yesterday shortly after y9u leftt and he hasn't been here siuce. I wish you hadn't given him any money, Mr. Brady, that's what I do." Old Zing Brady pulled away as soon a s possible. "I've got to do the hop joint s by daylight/' I ffllppose," he said to himself. "A mean job, and one I don't like." He went down on Dupont street, and was in the act of entering the place, kept by the notorious Hip Sing Ling, when he met Murley cornhig up the ete:es out of the basement. Never had Old King Brady seen a more complete physi cal wreck. Mmley had evidently made an effort to clean up and look respectable, but he was trembling in every limb, -and even his shiny high hat, clean-shaven face, and good clothes could not hide his condition. He caught Old King Brady's hand convulsively. "Brady, you are the very man I want to see!" he ex cla imed, brokenly. "I'm dead on to it. I was just coming around to the Russ House to tell you. Didn't I do it up quick? I told you I'd let you know before night." "Before night, man!" cried the ?ld detective. "Why, it's to-morrow now." "What? Oh, yes! Well!" "You are all mixed up." "I guess I am. Let me think. I must oe, pf course. It was fast night I did it. Yes, yes! This is to morrow. Well, it makes no odds." "Come with me, Murley," sai d Old King Brady, kindly. "Have you had anything to eat?" "To eat? No. I don't want anything to eat." "But you must have it. A cup of black coffee will set you straight. If you have really found out anything I W:ant to know it, and you ean't talk until you have braced up a bit." Murley yielded witho .ut further objection. Indeed it was all he could do to walk, and Old King Brady had to hold his arm tight al'! he led him down to a well -kno wn restaurant in Kearney street. The coffee had a wonderful effect upon the poor besotted wretch, b1it it was only with great difficulty that he was able to swallow food. A strong cigar finished the business, and Detectivo M ur ley announced himself ready to talk. "I saw that man in Wing Dock's joint last night," he said. "He came there about half-past eleven with a hand some woman, and two men followed them up. The men did not speak to him or the woman, but they were evidently watching out on the couple. All smoked, and they left ,about half-past two. By that time my man was far gone, and the other two had to almost carry him along. The woman went ahead, and I did the shad owing act. I landed them too." "I suppose you mean located," said Old King Brady. "Of course, you made no arrests." 11 Yes, yes. Looated." "And where?" "Up on Jones street, at the top of the hill." "Private house?" ''Yes." "Apd you are sure it was the same man?" "Absolutely certain. Oh, you needn't look at me that way. Drunk or doped, I never make "I'd like to see the house." "I can't walk there, Braay. I'm too weak. I must have a few hours' sleep."


THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 15 "We will call a eab. Still, you mnst have been sleeping ever since. You went right back to the hop-joint where I found you." "Yes, but that is different. Let me go to bed for a few hours and I'll be ready to begin again." "I understand. vYe will call a cab and go directly to the Jones street house." "Are you going in? Do you mean to pull the place?" "I am hardly in shape to do that yet, Murley. Probably I shan't go in at all. It will dfpend entirely upon circum stances. You know my way of working. One thing may lead to another. We will go ahead as far as we can." Going out on Kearney street then, Old King Brady called a cab, and with Detective Murley was driven rapidly to Jones street. "That's the house," said Murley, who was watching out of the window as they drew near the top of the hill. Old King Brady let the cab go on until they had reached Leavenworth street, where he called to the drive;r to stop. "You can wait for us here," he said, "and then with Murley he walked back to the house. It stood alone in the midst of an overgrown garden, and appeared to be in bad repair. The blinds were closed, and the stoop was so broken down that it looked almost unsafe to ascend it. A bill an nouncing rooms to let was nailed at the side of the door. "I think I'll it, Murley," said Old King Brady. "If there is anyone in charge of the old roost perhaps I can get a chance to look at the rooms." "Shall I go, too?" asked the opium fiend. "No; you wait at the corner. It won't do to seem to be trying to take the place by storm." So Old King Brady cautiously ascended the steps, which seemed to be ready to give way under his weight, and ex amined the bill. It said "Inquire within," so Old King Brady pulled thG belJ. He had to ring three times before he got any answer. The door was then opened by a little old woman, far ad vanced in years. "How do you clo, ma'am. You have rooms to let, I see," s::i.icl the detective in his m.,ost affable tone. "Nein! Nein!" cried the old woman, and seizing the bill she tore it clown. "I lets no more rooms already!" she snarled. "I haf had enough of dat." "Why, what's the trouble?" asked the detective. want a quiet place to lodge, and--" "Go away!" cried the woman. "I tells you I vant you not. I haf schust got rid of von lot of trun1cen bums. I vant no more of it-no." Old King Brady "caught on" in an instant. "Ha! Then my friends have moved away this morn ing?" he exclaimed. Den dey were friends of yours. Dat vomans uncl her drunken husband. Bah! Mrs. Vest, she call herself. Mrs. Noting! Coming in here at half-past two by de morn ing and him so trunk dat dey haf to carry him upstairs, dose bums vat she picks on de street. Alvays trunk! Alvays trunk! All de time schleep py day und get trunk py nide. Go way, old man, go vay! I vant noting to do mit you;rcrowd. I owns dis house, und I can live mitout let ting no rooms already yet." Old King Brady produced some of that balm which heals all wounds. Slipping a five dollar bill into the old German woman's hand he said persuasively: "You are quite right, missus. These people are on thE bum, and you ought not to be troubled with them. But I have to see Mr. West on important business. Tell me where they went." "I know not," replied the old woman, freezing on to the bill. "I care not, too." "What time did they leave?" "I vake her up at seex o'clock. I tell her ged owid mit dis und take your trunken bum of a husband mit you: She kick first off, den she say she vill go, so she gets a cab and de driver he haf to help dat bum downstairs. Den dey drive avay. -Vat .I c.are vere dey go? Dey may go to de dogs for all I care alretty yet." The case was hopeless. Old King Brady as he returned to the corner where Mur)ey stood waiting him, felt that he had made a bad investment. "Well?" demanded the opium fiend, who was beginning to look quite respectable now. "They have decamped." "So? When?" "Early this morning. They were fired out by the old hag who keeps the house.'' "How many of them lived there?" "Only my man and your woman, it would appear. Mr. and Mrs. West." "That's the name they went under?'' "Yes." "And the two fellows who were with them?" "They appear to have been strangers to the old woman. She thinks the other woman just picked them up in the street to carry her Jrnsband upstairs." "They did that a.11 right. I them. But they wera with them all the evening. ShaU we go?" "We may as well, I suppose." Murley turned the corner, but suddenly drew back ... "By jove, Brady," he whispered, "there is a sailor man in naval uniform coming up the street! Ten to one he's steering for that hous _e." "Slide!" breathed Old King Brady. "Meet me at the next corner. I'll attend to his case." Murley hurried off, and Old King Brady, returning to the house, took his stand in front of the gate just in time to see a young man-of-war's-man come around the corner.


16 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. He paused to look up at the number of the nearest house and then steered straight for the detective. "I'm it," chuckled Old King Brady. "This is surely a messenger from Admirnl Brown." CHAPTER VII. HARRY TIES TO AN .ANARCHIST. Young King Brady was not quite through with his experiences that night. The moment the man Rapinsky pronounced his ulti matum all in the hut changed their manner toward Harry, and becam. e very cordial. introduced the Scotchman as Bill Bannocb, the German as Fritz Stein, and a dark silent man who had not yet spoken as Karl Slocovich. His own Christian name he informed Young King Brady was Pete. "Scotty," as Bill Bannoch appeared to be usually called now produced a, suit of old clothes which he Har ry he could have to keep, .and as the underwear was by this time nearly dry, Young King Brady soon found himself comfortable again. Supper was now served, and during the meal Harry was asked all sorts of questions. Gradually politics was broached by apinsky, and he began running down. the President of the United States, and remarked that some fine day he would be assassinated. The others chimed in and spoke of different rulers who had been assassinated in the past. Each one seemed to vie the other in saying the worst possible thing about them. All agreed that they had been served right, and Rapinsky took the ground that all law should be done away with and every man left in freedom to do exactly as he pleased. Of course, Harry caught on quickly. Anarchists these men certainly were, but Young King Brady in bis talk outdid them all. Still, it would seem as if they did not fully trust him, for when on several occasions he spoke bitterly about the immense sums being spent by the Government in building warships they were silent. At one o'clock in the morning they were still talking, and not a word had been said about turning in. Indeed, for his part, Harry could not just see where they were all going to sleep. It was soon after this that Young King Brady learned that as far as he was concerned he was not to sleep in the hut that night. Suddenly, and while Rapinsky was in the midst of a long dissertation on the beauties of anarchy, a hoarse whistle sounded out on the bay. Rapinsky stopped short, and sprang to his feet. "That's the signal, brothers!" he cried. "Give 'em the light, Scotty. And now, say, does this boy go along with rne ?" "I agree," said Scotty. "You can try it on with hirn, but of course, he will have to be put through." "Oh, of course. W)iat do you say, Karl?" "I leave dat to de master," replied Slocovich, who spoke broken English. "And Fritz?" "I see no objection," answered the German. Jones, vat you say yourself?" "I've already said it," replied Harry. "I don't know what you want rne for, but I'm against all forms of gov ernment, as I have said half a dozen times to-night. H you fellows have got some anarchist plot on hand, and want to count me in, why, I'm willing, providing you can show me that the police won't get me and the pay is going to be equal to the risk." "And that's what we can," said Rapinsky. "Well, we have gone far enough for one night. To-morrow we will see." In the meanwhile Scotty lrn

THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 17 gave up hope, for he now saw that it was certainly the samE awoke when Harry began moving about the r.oom, and asked craft. what time it was. Of this he was certain, for when he and Old King Brady first went aboard the second tug :Harry had observed that one of the window panes in the pilot-house was broken. It was the same with this tug. Helpless and unarmed, Harry stood there prepared for the worst. Fritz and Karl did not show themselves, and the Scotch man hailing the tug as it drew near the shore, the man at the wheel dropped the pilot house window and looked out. "Hey, there? How close can I come in?" he called. "You have about touched the limit, cap," replied Bill Bannoch. "You had better hold up now and send a boat ashore." "How many are going?" "Only two. Where's Captain Smith?;, "Oh, he was out to-night with the admiral," was the re ply. "He laid off with his crew. We have taken charge.'' "Huh!" growled Scotty. "I seen you was a stranger. What's the word?" "Universal Brotherhood." "For all on the face of the e8rth. What's the game?" "Arizona!" "Right. Send along your boat. How is it we have nevei met you before?" "Oh, I'm just over from Chicago," was the reply. "I've o:itly been up to Mare Island two days." This was all that was said, but it was enough to trans form Young King Bmdy into a different man, for the captain was a stranger to him. "Thank Heaven I have escaped that snag!" he said to himself. "Well, there has been no time lost. I am right in the line of my work. Oh, if the GDvernor was only with me!" The thought of Old King Brady was a little too much for Harry. He turned a.way from Rapinsky and walked along thG beach a few steps, returning as soon as the boat put off from the tug. It was soon at the beach, and Harry and Rapinsky went aboard the tug, the name of wlrich was the Rattler. Harry had told the truth when he stated that he had not observed the name before. Of the trip back to San Francisco and the ev:ents of the next sixteen hours we shall have but a few words to say. In the very cabin where he and Old King Brady had been knocked out Harry and Rapinsky, lying on the cush ioned seats, got a little sleep. By daylight the tug had tied up at Megg's wharf, and going ashore :Rapinsky took Harry to a house on Eddy street, where he informed him he had a furnished room. Arrived here, they turned into bed together, and strange as it may seem, Young King Brady actually slept until noon, with the anarchist at his side. Up to this time Rapinsky had said but but he "It's a little after twelve by your clock," reiPlied Harry. "I've had a splendid sleep, and now I'm as hungry as a wolf. If I only had the price of a meal I should make it look sick." "Well, by thunder, Harry, you don't have to go hungry when I'm towing you," cried Rapinsky, throwing aside the covers and sitting on the edge of the bed. "I'll be with you in a few moments, and we will go to breakfast. I know a bully place." Harry began to dress in silence. "What's the matter?" demanded the anarchist. "Don't / that snit?" "I tell you what it is, Rapinsky," replied Harry. "I'm just beginning to wonder whether after all I haven't been ,a fool to tie to you." Rapinsky opened his eyes. "What in time do you mean?" he demanded. "J tlS this, here. I've hitched up with yma for some mys terious purpose which I know nothing about. I don't like that very much. Why don't you come out fiat-footed and tell me what you want of me. I should like that a good sight better." said Rapinsky. "ls that all?" "That's all." "Well,, that's soon settled. And say, if you want to pnll awa. y you can. I'm not going to hold you." "All right. Out with it, Rapinsky." "Rapinsky nothing. Call me Pete. If what you told us last night was true I'm as good a friend as you've got in thfa town, Harry." "In this town or any other town," replied Young King Brady, bitterly. "I'm a man without friends." ''Right! That's the way I understood it, Harry. What in time are you kicking about?" "Ifl'm going to bang on to a man I want his confidence, that's all." "Well, you can't mine in full because I am not free to give it, but I'll give you a few pointers. I am an anar chist." "Oh, I understand all that.!' "According to your talk you are, too.'' "I certainly am at heart. I never was anything else, but I never was in with anarchists at all." "Then if you want to stick by me you will go in with them right now, Harry, for to-night I intend to have you initiated into an anarchist lodge. "You do!" "Yes, I do. What do you say?" "And I am to be chosen for some work?" "That's right. What do you say?" "Is it-is it--" "Murder, as you ca.11 it? Is that what you mean?" "Yes." "Then no, it isn't. Would you stand for that?"


, 18. THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. "Oh, I might, but it's a new one on me." "Of course, and we would be fools to assign you to any s uch part." "Then out with it, Pete. Tell me just what it is?" "Can't," replied Pete. It mightn't work the way I think at all. It isn't for me to decide. All I can do is to put you up before the lodge. The master will settle the rest. Come now, we want to understand each other before we go any further. Is it go ahead or pull back?" "How can I go ahead when I haven't a cent to my name or a decent suit of clothes to wear?" "Is that all that s bothering you?" "About all now, Pete." "Then look here Harry, when I take up with a ellow I never do anything by halves. Hand me my trousers, will you?" Harry obeyed, .and Pete fumbling in the pockets, pro duced a fat roll of bills. From this lie counted off fifty dollars in fives, and hand ed it over to Harry. "Take it," he said. "That will rig you out, and make a man of you. Now is it a go?" Harry was able to appear much moved. "Pete," he said, seizing the anarchist by the band and shaking it warmly, ''you're a true friend, and I shall never forget you. Say no more; it sha ll be just as you wish." "That's the talk," said Pete, beginning to dress. "That' s only a small part of what you'll get if everything goes through right. And you needn't thank me for it, Ha1Ty. That money comes out of a general und which we have set aside for-but no matter. You'll know all later on," CHAPTER VIII. OLD KING BRADY PERSON.A.TES HIMSELF. Old King Brady was leaning against the broken gate in front of the German woman's house calmly smoling a cigar when the man-of-war's-man came up. The young fellow's cap bore the name of one of the U. S. cruisers then stationed at Mare Island navy y ard, as Old King Brady happened to know. The sailor stopped and looked up at the number on the house. "Wl10 are you looking for, my man?" inquired Old King Brady. "It's a Mrs. Heinbottle, o! some such name as that. sir,' ; replied the sailor, mentioning the number of the house. "This is the pl ace," replied the detective, "but the lady is not around just now. Any message you hav e you can leave with me." "You live here boss?" Old King Brady nodded. "It's a letter,'' said the sailor. "It's not for Mrs. Hein bottle; it's for a Mrs. West, who boards here." "Ah, yes; the lady upstairs. She is not up yet. Give me the letter and I'll hand it to her." If the sailor had any suspicions he did not show them. Handing the letter to Old King Brady he turned and went back in the direction from which he had come. To complete the illusion Old King Brady went in at the gate a:i;id ascended the steps. The sailor did not look around, however, and fortunate ly the old woman did not come out. As soon as the man had turned the corner Old King Brady tore open the letter and read as follows: "Mare Island, April -, -. "J. ulie .-The B's are both dead, and that danger is averted. I want to bring matters to a head right away, and in order to deceive Mac I must a man to personate O .,K. B. See Rapinsky at once and so inform him. There must be somebody in the lodge who can make up to resem ble the old fraud. There's that old broken-down act-Or, I forget his name, but yon will probably remember him. He looks something like 0. K. B., but Rapinsky has the detec tiye's picture, and he will know best 'rhat to do. The ma_n should be up here to-night if possible. Tell Rapinsky that I have made a new pass-word for here in place of Ari zona, which is too suggestive. It is Vallejo, which might mean anything. Let the man be informed. He is to come straight to my headquarters, and upon no account to speak to anyone until I have talked with him. In order that I may know who he is when word is brought to me let him say that he comes from Mr. Rapp. "Yours as ever, Dick." "P. S.-You want to keep Jack very close. This taking him around to the hop joints in Chinatown, as I urn;ierstand you are doing, must cease. If he should be recognized by anyone we would find ourselves in trouble.-D." Here was an interesting document! With a chuckle of satisfaction Old King Brady pocket ed it and hurried off to join Murley, who was impatiently waiting at the corner. "Well?" demanded the wreck. "What about it? I saw that fellow give you a l etter." "Yes, and it is a most important one," replied Old King Brady. "It throws a flood of light on my case, and gives me just the chance I want to get next to the man I am after.' "It does, .eh?" replied Murley. "I suppose I don't see it?" "It would be impossible for me to show it to you, Mur ley." "Huh! Well, I suppose you know your business. Of course, the situation is plain enough. Admiral Brown is a hop-fiend and this West woman is keeping him doped


THE BRADYS" AND ADl\IIRAL BROWN. 19 ==:::::!:================:===========---while some other fellow is personating him up at the Mare Island navy yard." "You can draw your own conclusions, 1h\rley. Come, let u,s get back to the cab, and I'll take you home." "Aren't you going to look for the admiral?" "Mr. West,, if yot1 please, Mudey. Don't do anything to balk me in my work." "Oh, you needn't be afraid of me, Brady. "But say, where do I come in on all this?" "Mmley, wait a few days before you ask me for money. f 'm short now." ''Short nothing. Everybody knows you are worth a nril lion. You don't want to give me money for fear I'll blow it in." "Well?" "Isn't it so?" "Yes.'1 "All the same, I want the dough." It was useless to argne the matter, so Old King Brady handed over $25 more, and went with Murley to his ho;me in the cab. Returning then to theitailor's, the detective recovered the old blue coat, and went back to the Russ Bouse. His first inquiry was for Harry, but to his intense uis appointment there was no word from the missing one. "All the same I believe he will turn up,'' Old King Brady said to himself as he went to his roo:tn. He had already arranged his plans. A boat left for Vallejo a.'t four o'clock, and the old detec tive intended to go on her disguised as himself. To arrive at Mare Island sooner than he could get there by the regular boat he felt would be highly suspicious. Nor did he wis h to be seen on the street, so until the time came to go to the boat Old King Brady remained in his room. At about two o'clock he received a note would have made him throw up the old white hat for joy i hE had not lost it in San Francisco bay. It was from Harry, and read :i-s follows : "Governor.-Don't you worry about me. I'm 0. K., 1n1d am rapidly getting next to our case. It's anarchists. They mean to blow up the Arizona before she is launched. That man who played it on us seems to have really been Ad miral Brown, ii:ud he's oue of them. Don't know when I "Blessings on the boy!" muttered Old King Brady. "There's one great big load off my mind." But the old detective did uot even ring to find ot1t how the note came to the hotel, for he realized the necessity of keeping dark now more than ever. At the proper time Old King Brady called a cab and was driven to the Vallejo boat. Before leaving the hotel he had slightly altered ap pearance. Among other things he removed the foa,ss buttous from the old blue coat-they were so attached that this could be easily done-and substituted othera of a different shape for them. The new hat helped also, and in addition the old detective put on a false mustache of bristly gray hairs. Thus taken altogether he presented a very good counter feit of himself, and it only needed a disguise of voice to complete the delusion. Of course, Old King B1:.dy is good for that. In a matter of voice disgqise there is no greater expert living. And so that evening the old detective presented himself at the gate of the Mare Island navy yan;t and inquired for Admiral Brown. "It is too late to sell the admiral no}}'/' said the se:tinel. 1N o strangers aie admitted the yard after "I am here on important business,'' replied Old King Brady. "I wish you would send word to the admiral." "I can't do it." "You will regret it then if you don't. Admiral Bl.'own to see me." "What's the name?" "My name is Brady. You can say th11t I am here by the order of Mr. Rapp." "\'1-dl, I expect I'll be called down for doing it," said the sentinel, "and I may get into the guard-house, but I'll take the chances." "You will get _into no trouble, friend," replied the old detective quietly. Tlue sentinel then blew a whistle. In a few moments a marine came down the broad stone walk, and asked what was wanted. He received the message and retired. A wait of half an hour followed. It was very tedious, and to make it worse the gentinel kept assuring the detective that the admiral certainly would not see him. But this proved to be a mistake At last the marine returned with wprd that the 1;1dmira. l would see Mr. Bra dy, and would the genctleman please fol low him. And S() Old King Brad y was led past big buildings, past dry-docks and ship-ways, on one of which was the .Ari zona. shall see you. Am .to be initiated into the anarchist's ciety to-night by a fellow named Rapinsky. RemembeJ, the name. He rooms at No. Eddy street. Their }Jass words run like this: 'What's the word?' Answer, 'Universal Brotherhood.' .Answer by the questioner, 'For all on the face of the earth.' He then says 'What's the game?' ThE answer I heard to this question was 'Arizona,' but it may not always be that. I write this hoping that you escaped. I daren't come to the Russ House. I'm runIJing a big risk At 1ast they reached a handsome stone dwelling, into which he was conducted, and left seated in a little recep "Harry." tion room. in writing this.


20 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. It critical "What i s he me?' Ol_d King Brady: "Bu(surely he could not attempt here in the n avy yarg, If he does recognize me r ai:n curious fo see w.hat will do." The wait this time was a prief one. In a few minutes the door opened and Admir;l Brown iii undress unifo1;m entered the roO;l. .. ... > Old Brndy rose. to greet him, standing iJ:! silence. Nor did the admrral speak. Sta ring at the detective for an instant, he turned and locked the door; then turning upon Old King Brady again, he said: .. "What's the word?" "Universal Brotherhood," replied Old King : Brady promptly. "For OB eartli What's the "Vallejo!" It was done. ,. The ordeal had been successfuily passea : "Brother, I greet you," sa .{d the e:Xtending hi E hand. "And greeting to you, brother," replied the detectiv_e. This thing sp-rung upon me "in a hurry by Brother Rapimiky If I had not beeri, an actor by pr6Ussfon I am afraid .r could not ba\re filled the 'and) hope l filf it now." .. : .. "You fill it admirably," replied the admiral. -((At first glance 1 \Vas almost deceived into believing j ou were the man you pretend to be." And then, to Old King Brady's immense refref, he added : ql have met you pefore, brother, but I hav e forgotten your.zpame; don't tell it to me for what l don't know I clin:imt tell to others. You are here as Old King Brady detective, and under that you mtlSt pa s s Y!'h.ile .you remain at 1\ifare. Island navy yard.'" -CHAPTER IX. THE INITIATION AT THE ANARCHISTS' LODGE. Harry put in a very pleasant afternoon with Pete Rapin: sky. It was seldom that it foll t.o .Young King lot tc strike so agreeable a companion. Pete had traveled all over the world, according tQ hiE own account, and indeed he showed a familia:rity with many places in which Young l):ing Brady had been himself. At the start he put up a splendid breakfast, and then went with Harry and helped him choos e a suit of cl-Othes. Some slight alterations we!e nece s sary il_f the while these were being made Pete went off to attend to some b.usines.s of W.s own Thiswas the time Harry found his chance to scribble the note and s end it to the Russ Hou se. After that they went to Woodward's Garden s andother p1aces of interest. Evening found them back at Eddy s treet, and dur tl:l_g a]] this time Pete had not said one word al.:ioutthe of the night. This. came while tliey were at a.Kearne y s t ; ri!et re s taurant. -.. .. i'And now, Hal'l'y/} Pete s aid; turning sudde nly on Young King Brady, you are ready t o go to the lodge? '.' "I am,'' r e plied "When-do we start?" "In a few minutes." "And where is the place?" Well, it isn t in the Mas onic Temple," laughed Pete, "an\1 what's more, I can t tell you wh e re it is, for until the has been Initiat e d he i s not allowed kiio-iv. 'vVe go in and. I s hall have to blind:fold you.' 0: couise, you kick at that. '' ''I'm kickllg"at ncithbig/ r e plied C(!arn 'ih four Pete, waiting to be put through.,. And that cab l'ide qui ck ly followed. Pete tied a handkerchief t ight over s oon as they were in the cab, and removed it when at the vehicle Y dung saw the place; but he :not able to. follow the of the cab, and 1ie had no idea what .it was on. .. It was a region of factories and s mall. qwellings, so Harr>' knew they mu s t lie over on the oth e r s ide of Market street. On the ground floor of the low frame which Pete led him was a, lager b eer s aloon but there was n,o name a t tached to the sign over the door Quite a number of men wer e l o un ging a:t. the bar a _nd ting at.tlw tables. All appeared to be and there were tw9 them. Most of them look e d like Russian s or Poles. And now Harry learned somethin g a bout his companion, for the in stant they entered the s aloon Pete was s alu ted by all hands with the utmo s t re s pect, those a t the rising. "Can he be the boss of .thii;; hmcl;i. ? thought.I;Ia.rry, "By :. jove, it looks like it, __ .Pete returned the salute with dlgnity. ... He walked the pa ssed. into a b:ic k opened a side and l e d Ha.rry up a flight Of OD the o-qtside. Qf the builqip,g. All eyes "' ere upon the detective a s he these mep. :'. Thau they were all anarchi s ts Harry could well At the top of the s teps Pete rapped on the. (ioor : .. \. It was opened by a woman with hard masculine-.features. "Hail!". s he s.aid "Who. com e s her.e?" --"Hail, si ster.!" replied Rapinsky. "I have me a poor blind candidate, who s eeks J.i.ght in the ro"ys teiie s of ...... -W ... our order."


THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 21 "Do you vouch for him, brother?" demanded the wo-1 ing black masks and carrying long staves came into man. the r:oom. "I do." "']:'hen let him enter." The door was thrown back, and Pete and Harry passed into a long room which seemed to take up he biggest part of the top floor of the building. 1 It was fitted up as a lodge-room, and the lights were turned low. There was no one in the place. "This is our lodge-room," said Pete. "In that chair on the raised platform over there the master sits, and the other in those chairs at the rear and on the right side. lt's1 just a plain place, but it answers our purpose well enough. And now, let me tell you something, Harry. J;ou are to have a great honor conferred upon yo. ou to be initiated into an order which is all over the world, and yet is scarcely known. While other anar chist societies have their literature and make themselves more or less public, it is different with us. We have no literature. We do not even keep a roll book. The namee of our: members are memorized by our secretary, as is every thing connected with our order.' On the street we :q.ever recognize each other, and unless there is work to be done we_ D:ever associate together outs ide of the lodge-room In thi s way the secret of our existence is preserved, and I can assure you that the police in no ci_ ty in the United StateE have as yet caught ont o the fact of our existence. Yet we exist just the same, and our membership in this country alone runs away up into the thousands." "It is very interesting," said Harry. "I never heard of such an order before." _"Nor would you know of it now if I-that is, we-had not a spedial mission for you to perform. But come! It is to begin. You wiU have to retire t? the anteroom. Follow me." Harry was then led into a small room, where there was just a table -and one chair. "You will stay here until summoned," said Pete, as he departed. And here for an hour Young King Brady remained alone. First a gong bell sounded sharply. A great getting up the stairs followed. Men couJd be heard shuffling about in the hall, and there was a lot of loud talking. Harry rooognize d the voices of several women among the rest. Then there was singing, and after that Rapinsky's voicE could be heard delivering a long address. At the risk being caught at it Harry started to listen at the keyhole, but he found it plugged with wood. Very gently trying the door then, he found it bolted on the inner side. So there was nothing for it but to wait patiently for deveicipments, and at last Young King Brady's time came. The dbor was suddenly thrown open, and two me:p. wear"A spy! A spy!" shouted one, seizing Harry roughly .. It was startling enough. Not that it was part of the initiation, Young King Brady started to pull away when the other caught hold of him, and the two masks dragged him into the room. Here there were some twenty men and five women gath ered. All .wore black cloth masks, and the lights were turned low. The man in the master's chair arose as they entered and struck three times on the table with his gavel. "Brothers, whom have we here?" he demanded in Rapinsky's voice. "A spy, caught lmking outside the door of the lodge," answered one of Harry's conductors. Young King Brady was passive now. He assumed that this rough introduction into the lodge ropm was only part of the initiation, and if it was not so to resist would have been useless. "A spy!" said the master, in a deep sepulchral voice, "Ha! This is a bad beginning. In our exalted order there is no place for spies and traitors. Brothers and sisters, what is your pleasure? How shall we deal with the spy?" Then in chorus all answered: 1Burn him alive!" "Burn him but where and when?" demanded the master. Again in chorus came the answer: "In the valley of death, by the light of the full moon, that all may know how we deal with traitors and \' "Away with him!" cried Rapinsky. "Take him dungeon, that he may reflect upon his evil ways and tepefit while there is yet time. In three days the moon will the full. Then bring him to the valley of death, that he may meet his fate." Harry was then conveyed to the anteroom and the door was closed. "Were you scared, young feller?" asked one of the two masks then. "It kind of took me off my feet, I must admit," replied Harry, with a laugh. "You want to brace up to the rest of it, then, for this is only the beginning," replied the man. "I presume there is no real danger of me being burned alive?" The man laughed. "Well, we woufd hardly build a fire in our lodge-room/' he replied. "But don't ask any more questions, for I'm not answering them." There was a brief wait, and then came a thundering knock on the noor. f .. "Who comes here?" del?anded Harry's guide, tlliowing the door back.


THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. A figure robed in black wearing a mask to represent a grinning skull stood within. "A messenger from the valley J>f death," he answ,ered in deep, sepulchral tones. "And what is the message from the valley of death?" demanded the conductor, and the following dialogue took place. funeral pyre is prepared, and awaits the spy." "Is such the order of our grand master?'7 "Such is his order." "Can no mercy be shown?" "None without bis supreme will. I am but a messenger of death. It is useless to appeal to me." "And where is the grand master, that I, as counsello1 for this unhappy wretch, may plead for mercy?" "Absent on business for the good of our order." "Is there no hope of his return?" "Brother, as thou well ]nowest, he who rules us and goeth like the wind as he That he may appear among us on the instant is possible; if so then plead for mercy, but for me there remains nothing but to obey the orders I have received." The conductor then turned to Harry and said: ''Candidate, I have interceded for you, but in vain. You will now follow the messenger from the valley of death, inspired by the h()pe that our grand master may suddenly appear among us, as he often does. '!'hen will I plead for you as you will plead for a brother of this order_ lincler like circumstances, should the forgiveness of the master haply be obtained, and you live lo come among us as one of ourselves. Advance!" During thiH dialogue Harry had perceived that the lodge room was now illuminated by a soft, mellow radiance. Passing in, the members chanting a dismal dirge as he he perceived that this light proceed _ed from two flat pieces of ground glass joined together _and in form somewhat resembling the full moon. This was suspended from the ceiling over what appeared to be the trunk of a small tree, which in some way had been fastened upright to the floor. Near the tree was a bunch of straw and pieces of wood. Harry was led to the stake, where a cord was passed around his waist and made fast to it. The master's chair was vacant, and his gavel lay upon the table. "Of course, Rapinsky will pop in at the last moment," thought Harry, "but this is hot stuff in the way of initia tion, just the same." The two guides now began heaping the straw around Young King Brady, piling the wood in with it. All this time the dirge of the masks contirnied; sucl1 dis mal singing Harry had never heard. Suddenly they ceased, and the death-headea messenger who had taken himself off, now reappeared, carrying in his :haiid a flaming torch. .The hour has come, and the punishment must be completed," he said in a dismal voice. "As you percei-re, brothers, the grand master has not arrived, and--" "Ha! Base wretch, thou liest!'' cried the conductor. "The master is here!" And there, sure enough, was Rapinsky in the chair, though how he got there Harry could never understand. "Mercy! Mercy!" cried the conductor. "I plead for this unfortunate man!" He had scarcely spoken when the whole building trem bled. For the instant Harry thought it was a part of the cere mony, but when the members broke into frightened cries of "Earthquake! Earthquake!" he knew better than that. It was indeed one of those sharp earthquake shocks which every now and then hit San Francisco. At the same moment the cord which held -the false moon snapped, and the thing fell with a crash of broken glass di rectly upon the wood and straw at Harry's feet. Instantly the pile burst into flame, while the anarchists, never heeding it, tumbled over themselves to escape from the room. Even Rapinsky joined in the mad rush. "Fire! Fire!" they shouted, as they went tumbling-down the stairs, leaving poor Harry in the midst of the flames. CHAPTER X. OLD KIKG BRADY c\T MARE lSLAND. H was just at most strenuou8 moment of Harry's in itiation into the secrets of 1 he anarchistic brotherhood that Old King Brady founrl himself again in the presence of Admiral Brown, bllt no carrhquake shock was felt here. "And now, brother," said the admiral, "let us come to an immediate understanding. We are alone here, and there is no clanger of spies, for except two servants, both of whom I have Henl away, I am the only person living in this ''I am ready," replied Old King Brady. "Has the grand master instructed you in your 1rork?" "Not at all. He told me that you would do that:" "And I will. You know who I am?" "I do not." / "But you know that i am not actually Admiral .Brown?" "I W'as so informed by Rapinsl(y." "And it is a fact. I shall not tell }'Ol\ my name, for as you are a"are, in our order we do not deal in names. Enough to say that I am a distant relation of the admiral, and that I am able to personate him for two reasons: first be cause I am actually a naval officer, although n1y training was not had in this country, and second, owing to: a remarkable resemblance which exists between us. I have now been here -weeh, anc1 not even the offi.cer under me have suspected that I am other than I seem."


THE BRADI;"S AND ADMIRAL BROWN. 23 Old King Brady bowed. \ "This I have done," continued the admiral, "for reasom that you know, for you were present .at the meeting of the lodge when this matter was brought up and discussed. I can only say that the time has come to act. 'l;'o-morrow night the final blow must be struck. The chief engineer has balked our purpose by discharging many men after the last failure. Among those thus discharged went all of our members among the mechanics, and I am helples s here ai: the case stands. You knew about the for the detectives, of man you represent and his young partner?" "Oh, yes," said Old King Brady. "Rapinsky told me about that." "Then I need only add that they came last night, .and they met their fate. This is known only to Captain Smith and t;wo others of our order, who are still employed in thE yard. We have still a :few others here, but they are not among the workmen on the Arizona, and have no access to the battleship. It will be impossible for me to put our men in among the workmen, but you can go ree1y about the battleship day or night, as the Secretary of the Navy bas issued a special order to that effect." "I see. Then I am to do the job?" ''You are to place the dynamite, which you must arrange to have brought up here in a boat to-morrow night. I will arrange to have Cap Smith stand as guard to the water entrance to the yard on the side where the Arizona lies on the ways, and be will let you pass. Having got your boat I in place, I myself will come out to you in another boat, and take you off. This will be done openly. Those with me will be members of our order-Smith's men, you understand." "I see. And then?" "Then we will walk openly through the yard together, and you will proceed to the Arizona, where you are sup posed to go on the watch. And you will watch-for your opportunity to lift the dynamite over the side from your bont, and put it in place. It should all be done as early as nine o'clock, for the night watch goes on at half-past. Havjng done this, you will report to me. I shall c1o the rest." "Then you intend to fire the train yonrnelf?" asked Old King Brady qnietly. "Brother, I do, and having done it Admiral Bwwn will disappear forever. One less licensed mmderer in the world.'' The man spoke rapidly fiercely, vindictively. It seemed to Old King Brady that he could almo st read the light of madness in his eyes. "I, agree to it all, brother," he said quietly. "Show me my work, and it shall be done if it costs me my life." Admiral Brown-we must still so s tyle the villainous fellow for want of another the detective's hand .and pressed it warmly. "Enough has been said," he exclaimed. "You will now go with me and I will introduce you to Mr. McDonald, the chief engineer, who will show you about the ship. It was hi s wish that you should come he:r:e at night and make your examination. He expected you last night, but you didn't come. Ha, ha! Well, he shall see you to-night. I shall leave you alone with him. As soon as you have finished I shall expect you to return immediately to Vallejo anc1 there take the first train to Frisco. The regular ferryboat to the island has stopped running, but }\fac "ill send you over. Once you get to Frisco see anc1 make your ar ran'gements. Impress upon his mind tb'.at he must not fail rpe. The job must be done to-morrow night. For this I have reasons-all powerful rea sons-which I do not care to explain." ''It's all right, brother," said Old King Brady. "I un derstand perfectly.'' "I'm glad you do," replied the admiral. "I'm very glad I happened to think of you. I was impressed by the. sr.eech you made in the lodge the other night. I put you down then for a man of unusual intelligence, and I know now that I have not been Come with me please. A! I shall not see you alone again until we meet in the lodge, I want to say to you now that my next call is to England, where I have an important mission to perform. Perhaps you would like to accompany me. There will be some money in the venture, which is more than we can say for this affair." "I s hould very much," replied Old King Brady heartily. 1 Are you a married man ?" "A widower." "It is all the smile, as long as you are not encumbered." "That's my case." "Good. We will talk it over further. I go right to New York after this. Can you go with me?" ''Certainly, if you will meet the expense." "Willingly. Now come." The admiral then led the way out into the navy ya1;d, and took Old King Brady to a smaller house nearby. Here the detective was introduced to chief engineer .. McJ Donald, a pleasant, gentlemanly per,son, who received him with every show of respect. The admiral after a few dignified remarks, withdrew and left them together. :'Mr. Brady," said the engineer, "I am thankful you have come. "It is not my place to commnnicate personally with the Secretary of the Navy, and such is the red tape with which we are surrounded that any such communications wonld probably do little good. But you are needed here my dear sir, more than you know." "I have every reason to believe it, McDonald," re plied the detective. "This is my first appearance at tho navy yard, but I have been working on the case since yes terday, and--" "You were to be here yesterday." "Yes." "Why did you not come, may I ask? The admiral was greatly_ disappointed."


24 THE BRADYS AND AD.MIR.AL BROWN. Old King Brady arose and closed the door leading into the hall. "Are we saie to speak in confidence, Mr. McDonald?" he asked. "Yes; but don't let us talk here Let us go to the Arizona now. We will talk as we go along." "If it is safe here I prefer to talk here." "Well, it is." "Right; and we want nothing to do with them. You and I can handle this follow alone. Now tell me, was it really the admiral who wrote those first letters to the Secre tary of the Navy asking to have me and my partner sent out here?" "It was. He showed me the leters, and if you have seen them you know they were the letters of a crazy : "I saw copies of them. The last letter was written by the false Admfral Brown, I suppose? "It Wils, I have no doubt; but of course I can't "Why haven't you written to the Secretary of the Navy "Mr. Brady!" of your suspicions?" "Then, in answer to your remark that the admiral was great1y disappointed that I did not come yesterday I ask you what admiral?" "Ah, I read your thoughts." "1i1r. Brady, I wouldn't dare. I would have gone to "Admiral Brown, of course." Washington, but I did not dare to leave the ship for fear "Mr. McDonald, when did you l ast see Admiral Brown?" these wretches would accomplish their purpose. If you With every show of agitation the chief engineer stepped only knew what I haye been through with! But fo.r the to the door and looked out into the hall. Then, closing the d d 1 kin t h 'd. hi close watch I have kept the Arizona would lie wrecked on oor an oc g i e sa1 maw sper: the ways now." 1Tell me honestly, Mr. Brady, do you really know anyI -thing? Can you prove anything? Is that inan a fraud?'' I .__"Cut it out._ Listen to me, for our time is short," replied "Mr. McDonald," replied Old King Brady, "I feel that the old dete?tive, and he went on to tell of the attempted I can trust you, otherwise I should not have spoken as I murder of and Harry, and of his conversation with did." the false admiral that night. "You can, sir! Have no fears on that score. 1 have been Needless to say, Mr. McDonald listened to all this with just longing to have a talk with you ever since I heard you intense interest. were likely to come out here." To detail all that passed between Old King Brady and "Then let me tell you how the case stands. That man the chief engineer is impossible, as the conversation would who has just"left us is no more Admiral Brown than I am. occupy entirely too much space. He is by his own admission to me a desperate anarchist, It is the same with the examination of the new battlewhose only business at the Mare Island navy yard is-to see ship which followed. that the new battleship Arizona is destroyed." "I knew it!" breathed the engineer. "I told Captain Bites and he laughed at me, but I was never deceived." is Captain Bates?" "The superintendent of the yard." ,'Cut him out, say nothing to anybody of what you hear from me." "I p:;:omise." "Now tell me, when did you last see Admiral Brown?" "It is more than two weeks ago, Mr. Brady. He was very bad then, and he left here to go to San Francisco and consult a doctor. Three days later this man appeared in hi

THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. CHAPTER XI. "I must get back and help the old man." "All right. Go ahead." 25 REA.DY TO CLOSE IN "And say, I know you now. You're the candidate. Let me you a po_ in\er. Don't you come back here without ._ Pete Rapinsky; there'll be het stuff in yours if you do, for The fright of the anarchists and their hurried flight from we haven't got the word al;lout you yet." the lqdge can only be understood by t hose who know "All right," said Harry. "I'm stopping with Pete You the fear in which the ignorant stand of the slight earthneeQ.n't afraid of any trouble from me." quake sh ocks so ofte;i;i. felt Oin and around San Francisco. The bartender took h,iiself_0ff, aI).d Harry turned to the Although no serious damage has ever been done by earthwoman. quakes in the Golden City, everybody is looking for the time Already he had sized up the case as one of so"roething when there will be a general wreck. more than common fright. At all events, Harry found himself deserted, with the "This woman is deeply doped," he said to himself. ''My, flames creeping up around him. but she has been a beauty in her day!'t But all that we have at such length actually They had remo-ved the mask whe n they first laid the wo-consuni.ed but a minute iii the happening; n;ian down .in __ the alley) and there she lay staring at Thffnext and Young King Brady had cut the cord which She was all dressed, but there was .a slovenliness about bound him, and was trampling out the :flames. her appearance which together with the glassy look inher And this he was doing when two men rushed info the eyes told the but too plainly. room. Harry bent o_ver her and took her gently by the arm. Onewas ev.idently the proprietor of the lager .. bee-r sasister/' he said. "It is all over. The p_olice are loon, and the other his bartender. in the lodge room. You want to stand on your feet now. Both carried buckets of water. We must be gettiI).g out of or we shall be pulled in!" "Oh, you have got it out! Good! Good!" cried the saThe word police was enough loonkeeper, dashing the contents o.f his pail upon the still "I'll go," replied the woman thickly, and with Harry'e smoking straw. assistance she scrambled to her feet. "Out! Of course it is out," replied Harry. "It "I'm sick, brother," she said. "Let me hold on to your that I was the only one of the bunch who wasn't scaraj off." arm. You'll see me home, won't yon? You won't desert "That's what," growled the and he added me in the stieet." a few pungent remarks about the membeni of the lodge. Now, to be tied to a female hop-fiend was not a very "But you better go, too," he said. "The alarm has been pleasant prospect, but Harry could not refuse. turned in. It won't do for any of the mei;nbers to be found "After all, it probably won't fake long to see her home/< here And look! What about her? What shall 1 do?" he thought. "I'm free from Rapinsky, and now I can_-eori: Now for the first time Harry perceived a mf!.sked nect with the Governor again if he stiUliv:es." -.-, lay stretcbed. upon the :floor in one corner of the So he led the woman through to the other street, : and rooin. they kept on to the corner. EY!aently she had fainted from fright. Here Harry discovered they were on Braxto!l street' "Get her out! Get her outl" cried the saloonkeeper near 4th, and he knew that he would have no difficulty in Take her away through the alley. None of you people locating the_ lodgeroom again. must be found here when the police come." The walking seemed to revive the woman some, but she Harry ran to the woman's side and shook her up. was nevertheless in pretty bad shape. "I-can't .-rouse her!" he cried. ''Here, young fellow, "Where do you live?" inquired Harry. help Irie carry her down into the alley. The air will "Neve r mind," said the woman. "I know you now. her and then we will sneak out theback way." You are the candidate. I mustn't talk." "GoW said the saloonkeeper, and the young bartender "But J:tow ;a:r. I ,going to take you home if I don't know flew to help. where you live?" Nor were they an instant too soon. "Let me think. I don't want to .go home." The alley led through to a street in the rear. "Where d() you want to go?" Harry-and the bartender had just lrud the woman down "Let me think. Let me think." when two policemen went dashing up the outside steps, and "You have been taking morphine?" the rattle of the fire engine was heard in the street. "Yes." "The fire is alLout, gents! It's all out!" Harry heard tli.e "But you were all right in the lodge." call. "No, I wasn't. It was coming on. I've had an o-ver-"Look" here," said the bartender, ''she's opening her eyes dose, I'm afraid. I don't know what I shall do." now. Can you take care of her?" "Do you want me to tell you? Will you do as I say?" "Yes." "What do you know about it? Are you a doctor?"


26 THE BRADYS A.ND .\DilIIR.AL BROWN. "Something of one." "What shall I do?" "Come with me to a restaurant and drink a cup of strong black coffee. That is the best remedy in the world for an overdose of "Yes, yes. That's so. J know now. Well, come.'' Keeping tight hold of the woman s arm, walked her along 4th street, and soon had her seated in a little resh1rant. It was a mere beanery, and no attention was paid to The coffee was hot and for a wonder good. The woman seemed to take to it, and drank two c-ups. The effect was rapid. In a few minutes she was quite herself again. "What a fool 1 was to take that last pill," she said. "I came near putting myself out of business, didn't I now?'; "That's what you did. You had better let the stuff alone in future." ===========-=-================= Pete on Eddy street, and I had rather walk there tl1an ride." "Then let the driver wait. Mebbe I'll want to use it myself." "Look here, you are not going to any hop joint? You run the risk of your life if you do." "My life!" replied the woman with a sneering laugh. "What does it amount to?" and away she went, passing futo the house. Harry paid the cab driver and walked to the corner, where he waited to see the end of the affair. Julie was gone about fifteen minutes. Then the door opened, and she reappeared accompanied by a man. There was an electric light burning in front of a saloon a little further down, and this made the street so bright that Harry was able to get a good look at the ma:o. He was tall and thin, and walked with a trembling gait like one afflicted with palsy. "Let it alone! Oh, if I only co1ild! But I'm long past "Another opium fiend, surest thing," thought Harry. that." "Well, it is none of my affair. I must get around to the "Do you smoke?" G l t d It' Russ House and see if the overnor 1as urne up. s "Sure. I live on hop." a shame about that fire. It has spoiled all my plans." "More's the pity." l d th h He was still watching as these thong it passe roug "Don't lecture me. Take me home." his mind, and now Julie was helping her trembling com"I thought you said you didn't want to go home?" panion 'to enter the cab. "I've changed my mind. I left my husband sick and I As she did so the man's face was turned towl'!rd Y:oung must go to him." King Brady. "Oh, you are a married woman, then." And in that moment Harry recognized him. "Of course I am. You would be rather surprised if you "Heavens!" he gasped. "It is Admiral Brown!" knew who my husband was." But the recognition oame too late, for the cabby whipped "All ht s I -ng urprrne me. up instantly, and off they flew .. -"No, I won't. I'm not talking; but sa.y, I'm awfully "It certainly was either the admiral or his donlJle;" obliged to you. What's your name?" thought Harry. "And a double it must have been. The "Oh, I've got no secrets to keep as yet," laughed Young Governor was right! That was not Admiral Brown who atKing Brady. "My name is Harry .Jones." tacked us on the tug." / "I'd like to tell you mine, but I can't, for it's against Harry hurried after the cab, going on the run as urnch as the rules. However, I'll tell you my first name, and that he dared but he soon lost sight of it on Dupont street. is Julie. After you get you may come and seE He ke;t on, howevei:. and was fortunate enough to get n me, but that may be some time. glimpse of it again. "Why?" The cab then was in the act of pulling away from Wing "Oh, we shall never meet in that room again, I suppose. High's opium joint one of the most notorious of its kind in Once the attention of the police is called to our meeting Chindtown. : place Pete Rapinsky has no further use for it. But here I "There! That ends my work. Now for the Russ House," am .talking lodge business a that. do. thought Harry. "At all events, I know their hangout, but I wIBh we had a cab. I don t feel a bit like walking. I must look after the Governor now. Heavens! What shall "I'll get one," said Harry. "Where shall I tell the drivI do if he is dead?" er?" .And, indeed, Harry was all of a tremble when upon enThe woman gave a number on Broadway street, and there tering the Russ House he put the question to the clerk. Harry took her in the cab. Old King Brady in his room? It was just a plain furnished-room house in a semi-re"No, he isn't," replied the clerk. "He left here about spectable neighborhood:. half-past three." Here Julie bid Hany good-night, but before reaching It was relief unspeakable to hear these words. the steps of the house she turned back. Harry could hardly keep from showing his excitement. "Say, are you going to use thi$ cab?" she asked. "I suppose he didn't leave any word?" he asked. "No, I'm not," replied Harry. "I'm stopping with "Yes, he did. Now you speak of it theTe is a letter in


THE DRADYS AND ADMIHAL BROWN. 27 the box for you. 01d King Brady asked me to give it to you as soon as you came in," the clerk replied. B;arry fairly clutched at the letter, and went to the re ad ing room and sat down. "You can't kiU him," he muttered. "It is no use. The man bears a charmed life; how in the world did he manage to He tore open the letter and read as follows: "Dear Hany: Yours was duly received. I am tlrnnkfnl that you have escaped. I had a tough time of it, but I still live. When you receive this go straight to the room and wait for me io come if you can possibly do so without inter fering with your plans.-0. K. B." "P._S.-Yon are mistaken -about the admiral. The man we met is undoubtedly a fraud.'' There wa8 nothing to binder carrying out orders, sc Harry not only went to the room, but undressed and turned in, being much fatigued with all he had been through. Harry was asleep almost as soon as his head t0uchell the pillow, and he knew no more until when somewhere along toward morning he was suddenly awakened by hearing name called in the familiar voice of his chief. It was Old King Brady come at last. The meeting which followed was a joyful one. Day was just dawning when the detectives finished com paring notes, and each understood what the other had been the dynamite.placed. If we could only manage to haw the real admiral on hand we might surprise those officers. It would be tbe very way to tra. p him. To expo s e him before them all in such a way that there could be no mistake." "I might shadow the house and take my chances 0 get ting hold of him." "It is the only "irny, and you'd better do it. But whatever you do be at the navy yard by eight o'clock. Here is a pass from Mr. McDonaldi and I had it made out for 1\Ir. White and friend, for I did not know but I might want to bring in a couple of officers. Ypn can use it, and bring the telling him that I had his, the admiral's orders, and that King Brady's face. he, Rapinskyi was ta do just what I said. Of course, I can't She was back in a moment, however, with word that if pass as a brother of the anarahist society to Rapinsky, and the gentleman would excuse Mr. Rapinsky's being in bed that's where the rub comes in." he would see M:m at once. "I don't know about that," replied Harry. "I think you And so Old King Brady was ushered into the presence of can. He distinctly told me that the members are very the anarchist leader. little acquainted with each other, that they are always The instant the door was closed the old detective masked when they meet in lodge. All you have to do is use of the pass-words which had worked so well with the to pretend that you are a member from some other city, false Admiral Brown. and your letter will do the rest." There was no trouble. "It is the very thing," said Old King Brady. "And yo11 R apinsky was completely hoodwinked. take a great load off my mind. Well, I shall work on those He accepted Old King Brady's statement that he was a lines; and now about the real Admiral Brown. Mr. Mcmember of a Chicago lodge, and did not ask his naI!;le Donald tells me that there is to be a dinner of officers at the He laughed heartily at the detective's snpposed navy yard to-night, given by our fake admiral. U ndoubt"You look just like Old King Brady as I saw him once in e@ly he intends to impro ve the opportunl'ty to blow up the New York," he said, "only he doesn't wear any mustache." Arizona. I am to notify him as soon as the train is set and I He informed Old King Brady that the dynamite was


28 THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BROWN. stored in a hut up the bay not far from Mare island-evidently the hut to which Harry went-and the hour of arri val at the navy yard was named. "I shall meet your boat with another," the detective then said. "'You and your friends had better adopt a naval disguise. Are you prepared for that?" "Oh, yes," replied Rapinsky. "I've got an officer's suit, and one of my partners has another. Then we have sailor'< suits. I was one of those who worked on the Arizona. It was I who fixed the crane which broke-very likely your friend the admiral told you of that." "Yes, he told me all about it," replied Old King Brady. "Then yo.u will certainly be on hand?" "I will if I am a living man," replied Rapinsky, and they parted then. Old King Brady went up on Broadway street, and found Harry shadowing the house, and pretty well tired of his job Harry's wait was a long one, but it came to an end at last, for shortly after one the. woman Julie left the house and hurried off down the Broadway street hill. Harry was at the door the instant she was out of sight. His ring was answered by a woman, who in response tc his inquiry for Mr. West, simply said: "Second floor, back room." He bounded up the stairs and knocked on the door. There was no response. Trying it, Harry found the door open, and he p ushed his way into a darkened room, where the man he had seen the night before lay stretched upon a lounge asleep. "Admiral Brown!" cried Harry, shaking him by the shq11Iger, "wake up!" The man opened his glassy eyes and stared. are you?" he demanded feebly. "Where is my wife?" "Admiral Brown," said Harry, displaytng his shield, "your wife has fled. I am an officer. I am here to notify you that another is personating you at the Marc Island navy yard. Rouse yourself, man! Assert your dignity-your rights! Come with me!" "I_:_I can't. I am very sick," replied the trembling wretch. "I-I-oh, it is Dick Brown, my cousin. A rene gade officer dismissed from the British navy. How-how long-how--" "How long since you left the navy yard? Over two weeks, sir. Come with me. I am Young King Brady, one of detectives for whom you sent. Come! The honor of your name requires it. Come now." With an immense effort Admiral Brown rose to his feet and drew himself up proudly. "I will go!" he said. "But it will cost me my life. I see it all now. Ob, how basely I have been deceived." "Come,. sir," said Harry gently. "Come! I have a cab al1 ready. "Come and help us save the Arizona, for that man and his anarchist friends mean to blow her up to night." Without answering the admiral tottered across the room, and putting on a hat, clutched Harry's arm. "Brady, here I am!" It was evening again. Once more Old King Brady was at the Mare Island navy yard. He was standing at the water stairs, and Harry was at his side. As the sailor approached them they. were talking of Ad miral Brown. "Mr. McDonald, you are made up fine," whispered the old detective. "I doubt ii you own wile would recog nize you as you are now." "You are very good to say so," replied the chief engin eer, for he it was. "I simply followed your direct/ions, and I am glad you are pleased." "How did you leave the admiral?" "Very weak. I gave him the morphine pill you pre scribed, and his Japanese valet is looking after him. I think he will be able to put it through." "His days are numbered," said Old King Brady. "What a fool that man was to so throw his life away. Did the valet get the old uniform?" "Yes, he did." "Good. I only hope its loss is not discovered." The Bradys and Mr. McDonald now entered a launch which lay at the water stairs. They pulled off and came out beyond the ways, and under the stern of the Arizona, which now lay unguarded for the watchmen, just before dusk, had been called off by the false admiral, and sent to Vallejo on trumped-up er rands. "The time is about up," remarked Old King Brady, con sulting his watch. "When the boat comes, Harry, you keep your head turned away, so that Rapinsky may not recog nize you till the last moment." "I think that they are coming now," saicl the chief en gineer. "Isn't that a boat pulling around the corner of the dry dock?" "It certainly is," replied 01. d King Brady. "Or time has come. Harry, how many men do you make in her?" Three," replied Young King Brady. "I can see them plain enough." "Then we are evenly matched," said the old detective. The boat approached with muffled oars. As the boat drew near Mr. McDonald at a signal from the old detective started the launch and ran into the open. At the same instant Old King Brady called out the pass word, which was responded to by Rapinsky in the usual way. "Got it?" called the old detective in a low voice. "It's 0. K.," replied Rapinsky. "Stay where you are. We will come to you," was the reply. Bi1t just then by a swing of the launch Harry's face came into full view of an electric light from a storehouse.


THE BRADYS AND ADMIRAL BRO\YN. 29 Instantly Rapinsky sprang to his feet. "What's this? How came that fellow with you?" he cried "Forward!" shouted Old King Brady. Mr. McDonald gave the launch impetus enough to send her up against the boat, and then stopped her and seized a boat:hook, while Iiarry whipped out a revolver. The man in the bow of Rapinsky's boat, who wore a sailor'& suit, clubbed his oar, while the one astern, who like Rapirisky wore an officer's cap, sprang up too, as did Old King Brady The boats came together and the attack was made. Old King Brady seized the man amidships, who struck at him with a mallet, while the man in the bow struck at Harry with an oar. It was Rapinskj whom Old King Brad} had grappled with. .. "S]J._oot, Harry and shoot to kill!" cried tbe old detective. At _the same instant, getting a good grip on Rapinsky, he dragged him into the launch, while Mr. McDonald struck the s1:1ilor senseless with his Rapinsky's companion, whom Harry recognized as Bill Bannoch, unable fo prevent Old King Brady's action, now sprang overboard, and swam off into the darkness, fol lowed by Harry's shots. "We win!" cried Old King Brady, pl.anting his foot on "Thus ends "the first act .. Now for the second and our jpb is done!" In the dining-room of Admiral Brown's headquarters all the naval officers connected with the Mare Island navy ytird \vere seated around a long table, dining in state: The occasion was a stag paTty given by the admiral. The. hist course had been removed, and the wine had been brought on. Glass 1n hand, Admiral Brown rose to propose a toast. "Gentlemen," he qegan, "this is an occasion which demands--" So far the admil'al got in his speech, and no further, for at the same instant there came sounds of a scuffle in the hall outside. "Out of the way!" a deep voice shouted, and on the "instant tiie door flew open and four men entered the room. They were Old King Brady, Young King Brady, Mr. McDonaid 'li:1 unifor:n;i, and a fourth man also in uniformthe uniform of an admiral in the l;Inited States navy. Another speech cut short! The admiral's eyes closed, his limbs tottered. "This is death!'' be gasped, and sank lifeless at Old King Brady's feet. Once more the Bradys had won out. But their triumph was very incomplete. Admiral Brown was actually dead, and leaving his broth er officers to care for him, the Bradys pounced upon the counterfeit admiral and safely landed him in the United States marshal's hands. And yet he escaped. It happened while the marshal was taking him to court for preliminary examination, but just bow the Bradys were never able to learn. The marshal was and thei:e the matter dropped. It never even got into. tP,e papers To this day Old King Brady believes that the marshal acted under orders from someone highe;r up. All that was made public was the fact that Admiral Brown dropped dead at a dinner in his house on Mare Island. Rapinsky and his captured companion, who proved to be the man Fritz Stein, tried, convicted, and sentenced for bringing dynamite into the navy yard. With the anarchists the Bradys did not trouble them selves, nor did they search for the woman Julie, but through Mr. l\1cDonald they learned that the woman really was the wife of Admiral Brown, divorced years before. Doubtless he met her in the opium joints by prearrange ment. The Bradys were called off their work by a from-well, from one higher up. Admiral Brown had a great funeral, being buriea With full naval honors, so there you are. What could the detectives say or do? Nothing except to send in their bill .. It was promptly paid, and the Arizona was finished in due time and safely launched. Thus ended the remarkable case of the Bradys and Ad miral Brown. THE END Read "THE BRADYS AND 'MADAME MILLIONS'; OR, THE CASE OF THE WALL STREET In an instant every guest was upon his feet; while the QUEEN/' which will be _the next number (325) of "Secret host, staggering back clutched at his chair with a face as Service." pale as death. "What means this inhusion ?" he demanded hoarsely. "Gentlemen!" cried Old King Brady, pointing to the SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly tottering figure supported by Harry and the chief engineer, are always in print. If yQu cannot obtain them from any "let me introdi.1ce you to Admiral Brown, and brand that newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by villam standing there as a fake and a fraud." I mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION "Yes .I-I am Admiral Brown," spoke the opium :fiend.J. SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies "That fellow is-" you order by return mail.


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THE YOUNG ATHLETE'S WEEKLY By "PHYSICAL DIRECTOR" This is th1: only library of games and sports published. Physical training described in fascinating stories A 32PACE BOOK FOR 5 CENTS -Each number complete in a handsome colored cover. A new one is issued every Friday. Do not fail to read them BESTRONC BE HEALTHY These intensely inteiesting stories describe the adventure1s of Frank Manley, a plucky young athlete, who tries to excel in all kinds of games and pastimes. Each number contains a story of manly sports, replete with lively incidents, dramatic situations and a sparkle of humor. Every popular game will be featured in the succeeding stories, such as baseball, skating, wrestling, etc. Not only are these stories the very best, but they teach you how to become strong and healthy. You can learn to become a trained athlete by reading the valuable infor mation on physical culture they contain. From time to time the wonderful Japanese method s of self-protection, called Jiu-Jitsu, will be explained. A page is devoted to advice on heaithy exercises, and questions on athletic subjects are cheerfully answered by the author "PHYSICAL DIRECTOR." $ $ $ $ $ JS. ALREADY PUBLISHED: 1 Frank Manley's Start in Athletics; or, "The Up-and7 Frank Manley's 'Cross Country; or, Tod Owen's Great at-'em Boys." Hare and Hounds Chase. 2 Frank Manley's Great Wrestling Bout; or, What the 8 Frank Manley's Human Ladder; or, The Quickest Jap Tau ght "The Up-and-at-'em Boy s." Climb on Record. 3 Frank Manley' s Ice King; or, The Fastest Craft on 9 Frank Manley' s Protege; or, Jack Winston, Great Runners. Little Athlete. 4 Frank Manl e y s Knack at Curling; or, The 10 Frank Manley' s Off Day; or, The Greatest Strain in Ice Game on Record. 5 Frank Manley 's Hockey Game; or, Up Against a Low Trick. 6 Frank Manley' s Handicap; or, Fighting the Bradfords in 'I'heir Gym. His Career. For sale by all newsdealers, or will be sent to any address on receipt of price, 5 cents per copy, in money or postage stamps, by FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut out and fill in the following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them to you by re-turn mail. POS'l'AGE STAMPS TAKEN '.I.'HE SAME AS MONEY. l I FRANK TOUSEY", Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. ........................ 190 DR\R Sm-Enclosed find ...... cents for which please send me: .... copies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ......................................................... WIT.JD WEST WEEKLY, Nos ..................................................... THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, Nos ............................................. PLUCK AND LUCK, Nos .............. ....................................... SECRET SERVICE, Nos.. . . . . . ...... ', THE YOUNG ATHLETE'S WEEKLY, Nos .................................... Ten-Cent Hand Books, Nos .................................................... .-- 4' Name .......................... Street and No ................. Town ...... State .................. .,


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF 76. A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the American Revolution By HARRY MOORE. These stories based on a.ctual facts and give a. faithful account of the exciting adventures of a. brave band of American youths who were always ready a.nd willing to imperil their lives for the sake of helping a.long the gallant ca.use of Independence. Every number will consist of 32 large pages of reading matter bound in a. beautiful colored cover. LATEST ISSUES: 154 The Liberty Boys and the fire Fiend ; or, A New Kind of Battle. Ui5 The Liberty Boys in Quakertown ; or, Making Things Lively in Philadelphia. 156 The Liberty Boys and the Gypsies; or, A Wonderful Surprise. 157 The Liberty Boys' Flying Artillery; or "Liberty or Death." 158 The Liberty Boys Against the Red Demons ; or, Fighting the In dian Raiders. 159 The Liberty Boys' Gunners; or, The Bombardment of Monmouth. 160 The Liberty Boys and Lafayette; or, Helping the Young French General. 161 The Liberty Boys' Grit; or, The Bravest of the Brave. 162 The Liberty Boys at West Point; or, Helping to Watch the Red-coats. 163 The Liberty Boys' Terrible Tussle; or, Fighting to a Finish. 164 The Liberty Boys and "Light Horse Harry"; or, Chasing the British Dragoons. 165 The Liberty Boys in Camp; or, Working for Washington. 166 The Liberty Boys and Mute Mart; or, The Deaf and Dumb Spy. 167 The Liberty Boys at Trenton; or, The Greatest Christmas ever Known. 168 The Liberty Boys and General Gates; or, The Disaster at Cam den. 169 The Liberty Boys at Brandywine; or, Fighting Fiercely for Free dom. 170 .The Liberty Boys' Hot Campaign; or, The Warmest Work on Record. 171 The Liberty Boys' Awkward Squad; or, Breaking in New Re. crults. 172 The Liberty Boys' Fierce Finish ; or, Holding Out to the End. 173 The Liberty Boys at Forty Fort; or, The Battle of Pocono Mountain. 174 The Liberty Boys as Swamp Rats; or, Keeping the Redcoats Worried. 175 The Liberty Boys' Death March ; or, The Girl of the Regiment. 176 The Liberty Boys' Only Surrender, And Why It was Done. 177 The Liberty Boys and I<'lora McDonald : or, After the Hessians. 1 78 The Liberty Boys' Drum Corps ; or, Fighting for the Starry Flag. 179 The Liberty Boys and the Gun Maker ; or, The Battle of Stony Point. 180 The Liberty Boys as Night Owls; or, Great Work after Dark. 181 The Liberty Boys and the Girl Spy; o\', Fighting Tryon's Raiders. 182 The Liberty Boys' Masked Battery; or, The Burning of Kingston. 183 The Liberty Boys and Major Andre; or, Trapping the British Messenger. 184 The Liberty Boys in DlstrLct 96 ; or, Surrounded by Redcoats. 185 The Liberty Boys and the Sentinel ; or, The Capture of Fort Washington. 186 The Liberty Boys on the Hudson; or, Working on the Water. 187 The Liberty Boys at Germantown; or, Good Work In a Good Cause. 188 The Liberty Boys' Indian Decoy; or, The Fight on Quaker Hill. 189 'l'he Liberty Boys Afloat; or, Sailing With Paul Jones. 190 The Liberty Bo;rs in Mohawk Valley; or, I<'lght!ng Redcoats, To ries and Indians. 191 The Boys Left Behind ; or, Alone In the Enemy's Country. 192 The Liberty Boys at Augusta; or, 'Way Down in Georgia. 193 The L.lberty Boys' Swamp Camp; or, Fighting and Hiding. 194 The Liberty Boys In Gotham; or, Da.ring Work ln tile Great City. 195 The Liberty Boys and Kosciusko; or, The Fight at Great Falls. 196 The Liberty Boys' Girl Scout ; or, Fighting Butler' s Rangers 197 The Liberty Boys at Budd's Crossing; or, Hot Work in Cola Weather. 198 The Liberty Boys' Raft; or, Floating and Fighting. 199 The Liberty Boys at Albany; or, Saving General Schuyler 200 The Liberty Boys Good Fortune ; or, Sent on Secret Service. 201 The Liberty Boys at Johnson's Mill ; or, A Hard Grist to Grind. 2()2 The Liberty Boys' Warning; or, A Tip that Came in Time. 203 The Liberty Boys with Washington; or, Hard Times at Valley Forge. 204 The Liberty Boys after Brant ; or, Chasing the Indian Raiders. 205 The Liberty Boys at Red Bank ; or, Routing the Hessians. 206 The Liberty Boys and the Rlllemen ; or, Helping all They 207 The Liberty Boys at the Mlschianza; or, Good-by to General Howe. 208 The Liberty Boys and Pulaski ; or, The Polish Patriot. 209 The Liberty Boys at Hanging Rock ; or, The "Carolina Game Cock." 210 The Liberty Boys on the Pedee; or, Maneuvering with Marion. 211 The Liberty Boys at Guilford Courthouse ; or, A Defeat that Proved a Victory. 212 The Liberty Boys at Sanders' Creek ; or, The Error of General Gates. 213 The Liberty Boys on a Raid ; or, Out with Colonel Brown. 214 The Liberty Boys at Gowanus Creek ; or, For Liberty and Inde-pendence 215 The Liberty Boys' Skirmish ; or, At Green Spring Plantation. 216 The Liberty Boys and the Governor; or, Tryon' s Conspiracy. 217 The Liberty Boys in Rhode Island ; or, Doing Duty Down East. 218 The Liberty Boys After Tarleton ; or, Bothering the "Butcher." 219 The Liberty Boys' Daring Dash ; or, Death Before Defeat. 220 Tbe Liberty Boys and the Mutineers ; or, Helping "Mad Anthony." 2 21 The Liberty Boys Out \Vest; or, The Capture of Vincennes. 2 2 2 Thi\ Liberty Boys at Princeton; or, Washington's Narrow Escape. 223 Th,Liberty Boys Heartbroken; or, 'l'he Desertion of Dick. 224 The Liberty Boys in the Jlighla!J.ds; or, Working alo1.1g the Hudson, For sale by all newsdealers or will be sent to any address on 1eceipt of price, 5 cents per copy, in money or postage stamps, by FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our libraries, and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. 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THE STAGE. No. 41. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE BOOK.-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the i:nat Wit, humorist, and practiC'al joker Of the day. Every boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should !>btain a copy No .. 79. HQW TO AN' ACTOR.-Containing com clete msrruct1ons how to make up for various charaett'rs on the "rage,: with thP dnties of the Stage l\lauager, Prompter, Artist_and Property l\I::in. B.v a prominent Stage l\lanager .. No 80. Gl F: WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the lat Jokes anecdotes and funny stories of this world-renownPd and !Ver popular llerman comedian. Sixty-four pageR handsome cove1 containing a half-tone photo of the HOUSEKEEPING. No. 16. HOW TO A WINDOW GA.RDEN.-Containing Jull instructions fot constructing a window garden eitbet in town country, and the most approved methods for raising beautiCul flowe-rs at home. '.fhe roost complete book of the kind ever pub-lished. No. 30. HOW 'l'O COOK.-One of the most instructive books . 37. HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains inCormation for lVPrybody, boys, girls, men and women; it will teaC'h you how to make almost an.vthing around the house, snC'h as parlor ornaments brackets, cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching ELECTRICAL. 46. HOW TO l\IAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de cr1ption of the wonderful uses of electricity and electrn magnetism r.ogether with foll instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries: itc. By George Trebel, A. 1\1., M. D. Containing over fifty il1.uetrations. 'To. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL l\'IACTIINES.-Conta!ning fn ll clirectious for making electl'ical maC'hinPs, induction dynamos. and man.v novel toys to be wo!ked by electricity. By R. A. R. Bt>nnett. Fully illustrated. No. 67. HOW 'l'O DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a 'arl!'e collection of instructive aud highly amusing electrical tricks toge her with illustrations. By A. Anderson. ENTERTAINMENT. Ko. 9. HOW TO BECOl\IE A VENTRILOQUIST.-By Harry Kennedy. The secret i::iveu away. Every intelligent boy reading this book of instructions, by a practical profE>ssor (delighting multi tudes every night with bis wonderful imitations), can master the ut, and create any amount of fun for himself and friends. It is the rreatest book C'ver published. and there's millions (of fun) in it. 1\o. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PAR'l'Y.-A Cfery valuable little book just published. A complete compendium of games, sports, card diversions, comic recitations, etc., suitable for parlor or drawirn;-room entertainment. It contains more for the Doney than any book puhlished. Ko. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAl\IES.-A complete and useful little oook, containing the rules and rPgulations of billiards, bagatelle, backgammon, croquet. dominoes, etc. No. 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRUl\IS.-Containing all the leading conunrlrurns o( the day, amusing riddles, curious catches 11nd witty sayings. Ko. 52. HOW TO PLAY CARDS.-A complete anrl handv little ook, giving thP rules and full directions for playing Enrhre, CribCasino. F-0rt.vFive, Ronnce, Perlro. SanC'ho, Draw Poker, AuC'tion Pitch. All Fours, and other popular games of cards. No. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLES.-Containing over three hundred puzzlPs and conundrums. with key to same. A book. Fully illustrnted. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. "o. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQt'ET'l'E.-It a great life secret, aud one that every young man desires to know ill about. There's happiness in it. No. 33. HOW TO BEHA VE.-Containing the rules and etiquette good society and the easiest and most approved methous of ap earing to good advantage at parties, balls, the theatre, church, and n the drawing-room. DECLAMATION. No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. -Containing the most popular sele(!tions in use, comprising Dutch & 11.lect, French dialect, Yankee and lri'lh dialect pieces, together No: 31. 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SECR.ET SER.VICE OLD AND YOUNG KING BRADY, DETECTIVES. PBICE 5 CTS. 32 PAGES. COLORED COVERS. ISSUED WEEKLY LA'l'.ES'r ISSUES: 289 'J'he Bradys and the Bandits' Gold; or, Sectet Work In the Southwest. 247 The Bradys and the Texas Hangers: or, Hounding up the Green 290 The Bradys and Captain Thunderbolt: ot, Daring Work in Death Valley. Goods Fakirs. 248 The Bradys and City. 249 The Bradys and Not Come. 250 The Bradys and the World. 251 The Bradys at West. "Simple Sne" ; or, The Keuo Queen of Sawdust the \Yall Street Wizard: or, the Cash That Did 293 The Bradys' Trip to Chinatown; OL', Ttailing an Opium Fiend. Diamond Dan; ot', The Mystery of the John The on Badman's Island; Ol', 'l'rapping the Texas "Terror. Th;f and the Hop Hitters; or. Among the Opium Fiends Cigatette Cbi1rlie; or, the Smoothest Crook in 294 Bandit Gulch ; or, l'rom Wall Street to the Far 295 252 The Bradys in the Foot-Hills; or, The Blue-Band of Hard Luck Gulch. 'l'he Bradys and "Boston Ben" ; or. Tracking a Trickster t<> Tennessee. 296 The Bradys' Latest "Bad" Man; or, The Case or Idaho Ike. 253 The Bradys and Brady the Banket; or, 'l'he Secret cir the Old Santa Fe Trail. 2!J7 The Bradys and the Wall Street "Wonder" ; or, The Keen Detec-tives' Quick Case. 254 'l'he Bradys Graveyatd Clue; OL', Dealings With Doctor Death. 2;;5 'l'he Bradys and "Lonely J,nke" : or, The !lard Gang of Hard-scrabble. 298 The Bradys' Call to Kansas; or. The Matter of Marshal Mundy. 299 The Bradys and Old Bill Battle: or, After the Colorado Coiners. ilUO The Bradys and the Man from Wall Street; or, The Strange Dis-appearance or Captain Carew. 256 The Bradys and Tombstone 'l'om: or, A Hurty Call from Arizona. 257 '!'be Bradys' Backwoods Trnll: or, [,anding, the Log Rollers Gang. 301 The Bradys and Big Bart Brown ; or, Trapping the "Terror" of Toddleton. 258 The Bradys and Joe Jinget"'; OL', 'J'he Clew in the Convict; Camp. 259 The Bradys at Madman's Hoost; or, A Clew from the Golden Gate. 302 The Bradys and the 'Frisco Fakirs; or, The Boy Who was Lost in Chinatown. 303 The Bradys and "Klondike Kate"; or, The Hurry Call from 260 and the Border Band; or, Six Work Along 304 and "Pullman Pete" ; or, The Mystery or the Chicago 261 The Bradys in Sample City; or, The Gang of the Silver Seven. Special. 2H2 The Bradys Mott 8treet l\lystery; or, The Case of Mrs. Ching 305 The Bradys and the Wall Street Prinr.e; or, The Boy Who Broke Chow. the Brokers. 263 The Bradys Dlack Butte Haid : or, '!'railing the Idaho "l'errnr." 306 The Bradys and the "Belle of Bolton" ; or, The Search !or the 264 The Bradys and Jockey Joe : or, Crooked \\'ork at the Ltacetrack. Lost 'Frisco Liner. 26::> The Bradys at Kicking Hotse Canyon; or, Working for the Can307 The Bradys and the Bingo Boys: or, The Trail that Led to Hang-adian l'acific. town. 266 The Bradys and "Black Jack"; or, Tracking the X egro Crooks. 308 The Bradys and the Broker's Club; or, Solving a Wall Street Mys267 The Bradys' \\"ild West Clew: Ol'. Knocking About :\'evada. tery. 268 The Bradys' Dash to Deadwood: or. A Mystery of the Dlack 309 The Bradys and "Bad Buzzard"; or, The Fight for the Five Forks Hills. l\Ilne. 269 The Bradys and :numpy Hank"; or. The SilTer Gang of Shasta. 310 The Bradys and the 270 The Bradys and Dr. Do.ckery: or, The Secret Band of Seven. Mystery. 271 The Bradys Western Hald; or, 'l'railing A "Bad" Man to Texas. 311 The Bradys and 272 The Bradys at Fort Yuma; or, The l\lix-up with the 'King of of Arizona." Chinese Prince; or, The Latest Mott the !\Ian From Tombstone; or, After the "King Mexico... 312 The Bradys and 273 The Bradys and the Bond King; or, Working on a Wall Street town. Hop Toy; or. Working for the Mayor of China-Case. 313 The Bradys and the Copper King; or. The Mystery of the Mon-274 The Bradys and !?aklr Fred; or, The Mystery of the County tague llline. l'air. 314 The Bradys and "Bullion Bill": or, The Mystery of Mill 13. 27::> The Bradys' California Call; or. Hot Work in Hangtown. 315 The Bradys in Joliet: or. The Strange Case of J ewe l e r James. 276 The Bradys' Million Dollar Camp; or, Rough Times in Rattle-316 The Bradys and "Hoaring Hube" ; or, Hounding up the "Terror" snake Canyon. of Ten Mlle Creek. 277 The Bradys and the Black Hounds; or, The Mystery of the ;\'lidas 317 The Bradys and the Boss of Broad Street; or, The Case of the llllne. "King of the Curb." 278 The Bradys Up Bad River: or, After the Worst Man of All. 318 The Bradys Desert Trail ; or, Lost on the Deadman's Hun. 279 The Bradys and "Uncle Hiram" ; or, Hot Work with a Hayseed 319 The Bradys and the Opium Syndicate; or, the "Marquis" of Mott Crook. Street. 280 The Bradys and Kid King; or, Tracking the Arizona Terror. 326 The Bradys and "General Jinks"; or, After the Card Crooks of the 281 The Bradys' Chicago Clew; or, Exposing the Board of Trade "Kitty Flyer. Crooks. ...._ 321 The Bradfs and the Man with the "Barrel"; or, Working for the Prince 282 The Bradys and Sliver King: or, After the Man of Myster.y. of \\at Street. 28:l 'l'be Bradys' Hard Struggle; or, The Search for the Missing 322 The Bradys and "Bedrock Bill": or. The "Deadmen" from Deadwood. Vingers. 323' T)le Bradys and the ''King'' of Chicago; or, The Man Who Cornered. 284 The Bradys In Sunflower City; or. After "Bad" Man Brown. '.Corn. 2s:; The Bradys and "Wild Hill": or. The Sharp 'Gang of Sundown. 32 Th. e .Bradys and Admiral Brown; or, Working for the United States 2sr. '!'he Bradys in the Saddle: or, Chasing "Broncho Dill." N1n:-y. 287 The Bradys and the Mock Millionaire: or. The Trail. which Led to Tuxedo. 288 The Bradys' Wall Street Trail: or. 'The Matter of X-Y-Z. For sale by all newsdealers, or will be sent any address on receipt of price, 5 cents per copy, in money or postage stamps, by FRANK TOUSEY, P ublisher, 24 Union S quare New York IF YOU WANT A NY. 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