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Brenham (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
nusually agreeable. At Houston they discovered from different persons, including the postmaster, that Taylor had been there, but had made inquiries about points further up country; and the general impression was that he had gone on, though at Brenham, the terminus of the railroad, where they arrived Monday evening, they could find no trace of him. The next morning, when my son arose and looked on the vast sea of mud,--a filthy, black earth below; a dirty, black sky above; with nothing bued, half-clad children, which the General and his buxom help-meet had seen fit to provide for torturing another generation with rare Texan dinners at a dollar a plate. It was an all-day's labor getting to La Grange, but thirty-five miles from Brenham, where they arrived at ten o'clock, tired and exhausted from the day's banging about in the stage and out of it, for they were obliged to walk many times in order to rest the jaded horses so that they could get through to La Grange at all; but b
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
f the boats which had been in port, and to which they were able to gain access for a period of three months, had been searched in vain. Every trace of the man seemed lost; and I was appealed to for a decision as to whether they should proceed to Galveston by boat, with the presumption that Taylor had taken passage under an assumed name, or take a few days' trip up along the line of the New Orleans and Opelousas Railroad and seek for information of their man at different points through Central Louisiana. I decided on the former course, and they accordingly embarked from Brashear immediately after the receipt of my telegram of instructions, on the handsome steamer Josephine, the only boat whose books they had had no opportunity of examining; and, having received my telegram but a few minutes before the steamer left, were obliged to do some lively running to reach it; for, in anticipation of a message from me to take that route, my son had directed Keating to settle the hotel bill,
Laramie (Wyoming, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
eral supervision over the others, when the senior member of the firm, being in Laramie, casually met a young gentleman, who happened to be able to do him so great a secure a proper man for the superintendency nearer home. He was to have left Laramie for the East at a late hour of the evening and, being at a loss how to pass thsistance; when there would, according to the social codes then in existence at Laramie, have been a just cause for either robbing and beating him, or murdering him captivate Mr. Kuhn, for he at once spoke to Taylor concerning his business in Laramie, and bluntly asked him, in the event of mutual and satisfactory references beiusiness under their new superintendent, having added largely to their stock at Laramie, and placed about twenty thousand dollars' worth of goods at Benton City. Ae of Taylor's unaccountable absence, a member of the firm immediately left for Laramie, Benton City, and other points, to ascertain the true condition of affairs, s
Chicago (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
hat he insisted, in the business office of my Chicago agency, on terming important business. It where he resided; might not be able to be in Chicago again for some time ; felt very desirous of sand at present assistant superintendent of my Chicago agency, to proceed to Cheyenne, and look overhe receipt of this telegram, which arrived in Chicago about noon, I at once resolved upon a little the original. On the arrival of my son in Chicago, I immediately caused to be written a letter hich the following is a copy: Sherman House, Chicago, Jan. 1868. Miss Taylor, my dear friend or so long a time previous to his arrival at Chicago, from Cheyenne, he took up the thread she hadre he would be met by operative Keating, from Chicago, who would bring letters of introduction from Personal. Whenever the son of A. P., of Chicago, may arrive in San Antonio, he will learn of where they found Judge Carpenter, formerly of Chicago, who had become district judge there, and who[1 more...]
Pacific Ocean (search for this): chapter 40
Appendix: the hardships and privations of a detective's life Every person who may have survived the experience has undoubtedly a lively recollection of the wild groups of people which the building of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads brought together from all directions, and from all causes. There were millions upon millions of dollars to be expended; and as the points of construction neared each other, and the twin bands of iron crept along the earth's surface like two huge serpents, spanning mighty rivers, penetrating vast mountains, and trailing through majestic forests, creeping slowly but surely towards each other, there was always the greatest dread at the most advanced points, which, like the heads of serpents, always contained danger and death; and the vast cities of a day that then sprang into existence, and melted away like school-children's snow-houses, were the points where such wild scenes were enacted as will probably never again occur in the history of r
St. Paul (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
aps averted a greater disaster than had at any previous time occurred. Governor Owens was largely engaged in the Rio Grande trade of supplying frontier points with provisions and merchandise, and was just on his way to Indianola, on the coast, where he was to meet his Mexican freighters, comprising thirty wagons and carts, of all characters and descriptions, driven by the inevitable lazy Greaser. Even as late as the same period, 1867-8, a vast amount of freighting was done between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Fort Garry, Manitoba, in the famed Red River carts, driven by the inevitable, lazy half-breed. William, knowing the position held by Governor Owens during a portion of the war, and realizing that an ex-office-holder will never lose his tenderness for the political regime which made him titled, assumed to be a Mississippian, from Vicksburg, with an Irish acquaintance, on a trip of inspection through Texas, and, so far, terribly disappointed with the State. During those perio
Indianola (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
g frontier points with provisions and merchandise, and was just on his way to Indianola, on the coast, where he was to meet his Mexican freighters, comprising thirtyense, as he himself had upwards of thirty thousand dollars, to be paid out at Indianola, for goods, and to his freighters for wages. On the receipt of this alarmind, as Governor Owens had six fine carbines, which he was also taking down to Indianola for the protection of his freighters on the Rio Grand, preparatory to any atating safely arrived in Lavaca early in the afternoon, were at once driven to Indianola, where they cleaned up, including a most welcome bathing and shaving, at the like a truant school-boy. It was my son's intention to take the steamer at Indianola for Galveston immediately upon arriving at the former place; but on account oot have held against a habeas corpus. Court had just set at the place, and Indianola was full of lawyers, hungry as vultures for just such a rich case; but by con
Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
irical smile. Names? he then asked. James A. Hicks and Patrick Mallory. Where from? Pittsburg. Which is which? asked the clerk, in a business tone of voice. I am Hicks, and that prd as if for his better information, He knows your name is Patrick Mallory and that we are from Pittsburg, hunting Taylor, so he can come home and enjoy the property the old man left him; but he wantst scale at a hundred ana sixty. The clerk smiled, but concluded not to ask Mr. Mallory from Pittsburg any more questions. As soon as he had made his notes, however, William told him that he hadinite recollection, but without any result for so long a time that Messrs. Hill and Mallory of Pittsburg became satisfied that their last hope before arriving at Galveston was gone, when suddenly the! exclaimed my son, in the excess of his gratification, shaking the hand of Mr. Mallory, from Pittsburg. It's a joy, said the latter, beaming. Think of the immense property! continued my son.
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 40
oped by which a clue to his whereabouts could by any possibility be imagined. He had often spoken to Mr. Kuhn in the most glowing terms of life in both Texas and Mexico, as he had passed, so he had said, a portion of a year in that part of America, since the close of the war, and in connection with the subject, he had stated thathicago about noon, I at once resolved upon a little strategy, being myself satisfied that Taylor had proceeded, via St. Louis and New Orleans into either Texas or Mexico, and was then engaged under his own or an assumed name, in some business agreeable to his taste, as formerly explained to Mr. Kuhn, and immediately telegraphed toel only a half day after he did, and strongly urged him to call at his convenience. He was satisfied from this that our theory regarding his being in Texas, or Mexico, was correct; that the family had not the slightest suspicion of his identity, and that, wherever Captain Taylor might be, communication with his people had been
San Antonio (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 40
d him that he had been introduced to him in San Antonio a few weeks previous; that he was in companbrother, and that he had ostensibly come to San Antonio to make some inquiries concerning the hide ther penetrated into the interior as far as San Antonio, soliciting consignments. My son at once the trip could be made vid New Braunfels, San Antonio, Victoria, and Port Lavaca, hoping that he he interior,--which would be improbable, as San Antonio at that time was quite a frontier city,--arrnoon. I had telegraphed to Colonel Lee, of San Antonio, to hold himself in readiness to assist my the son of A. P., of Chicago, may arrive in San Antonio, he will learn of something to his advantaghat direction Taylor had taken when he left San Antonio; introduced him to the Mayor and Chief Marsistering at all, and had gone directly from San Antonio to Port Lavaca or Corpus Christi on horseba ordained perverse, the moment the two left San Antonio a steady drenching rain again began to fall[4 more...]
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