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The New York Fireside Companion : a journal of instructive and entertaining literature, v. XXXI, no...
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The New York Fireside Companion : a journal of instructive and entertaining literature, v. XXXI, no. 805, April 2, 1883, [Special edition].
Old Sleuth, 1839?-1898.
10 May 2019
New York : George Munro
Old Sleuth's triumph; or, "Piping" the Bronx mystery / by "Old Sleuth."
"Piping" the Bronx mystery
New York (N.Y.)
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l A JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTIVE AND ENFERTAINING UTERATURE. Vol. XXXI. l sroros )lU>‘RO.Puvirxin1vm. , ii to 2: V'.i3DI‘2WATr.K is-iiu::r.l iuwssrn Aerrikonlo m Ac-r or cosonss, I! run: m NEW YORK. APRIL 2. 1883. M -r mono. ni FIG). IV rut UIVIKK (17 run I.IllA!llA‘< or onuiiim, u-.,...,,.,,,,, ,, ,. Hwy: LY 'l(t, Yurw UFPACI A1’ sins you a! sworn (‘L4>‘ ni-in PRICE. P‘n.."' ..l ,- A 'i'i'w.i oi?-ii; rL‘ii“p.“' " " “W l . ho! ‘ ‘ism Dumlliwf hill: the rare. ' leiith hnd lie had nnthr sion the most thut ever eiigi all eyes were coiuphshed, a ‘ Two count lnisii, ":33; ti 0 sf” ‘ eliief hini lice non Irvntldn the Gun! nrlssusat" Old Slcutg Triump "PIEfING” -rm: inioux MYSTERY. uI.Ib comm, rll.” our soiirrs ma lktrsdzvt" -no lrlal morass.-v anaosr 0.4 Fall '"oulilaclriauvs""lnniBurW4KllatI:7uwvwianr ll:u:lIn!,“"‘!'M(Jvl'lI o.i...is..--..;......t Tm: imrv will not III wtinnso In book roi-nu CHAPTER L never been known to tail. ended upon a iornior occa- tangled network of rnystery igcil human ingenuity, an tnrne ward 'm as t =- :9 "ti itho reseiitcentnr . gmCl1“i-’a‘c,el "Nil: terrilile crime had been discovered, and as the silpposed victim no young, heaiitiiul, wsulthy , and we‘ thrill of horror pervaded the whole eomniuni y. I. lads had gone to fish Tile lads raised the gory trophy on ll lirried it to a store’ in t e miahboryng yinatve, where the discovery was made that 1-ice mouehoir of great va ue. . ‘ . arts of a tragedy speedily circli- the article was alady’i u bcrufniell proceeded to e the bloody hiss handker- n Innnd. A search resulted in the most startling additional discoveries; at I certain oint there were presented evidences of in b uod y struggle: I nod-stained, lay gieiiniing in tlis sunlight; tho marks of I) oody fingers were lonnd upon ono or the trees, and near by u crushed. iinii broken itimond ring was found, the gold circlct round out 0 slia under an iron heel, ut the uinnioiiii luy glittering like a tiny spark of blazing light. At another point a tress of beiiutitul hair Wu found, bloody and clotted. irliich looked its though in oi iisros struggle it en torn rroni the Ileml of sonio pear victim in a Irantie effort against a relentless assciiseiii. Here the discoveries ended, but sui- eient lllld been iounti to point unerringly to the fact of the committal ola foul and most bruta crime. . ' The Itiets were eent ahrozid. and de- tectives were at once summoned and put upon thetrac . ealthy residents or the vicinity oon. trihuted for the expense, and tho litte river was dragged iroin its some t terminus, but from its eliiillow depths iere came no additional wstiinon tlle hysily tale, which by l.lie' lrgovsi-iss ions at partly told. .54“ - ‘ ' le detectives all agreed that a foul mu n eoniniitteil, rind all thi- evidence poiiitoil toward the conclusion that the victim hail been young, beauti- ul, and wealthy. :- u The lace llanrlkcrcliiel could only have been ouiioii I) ll iirty orgreot riclies,n< its mine was inlt it hnmli-ed dolhirs; the tIi:ll’nDl'i(I was oI tho purest uiuor, ii true gem oi isi-e value; mid thorn were oiio or two faotyiriilts found which could have only lleeii lII.’I(Io hy ll tiny female root dniiitily slimii‘i‘0 ; , ailing to find further traces near the thiit just iihout the tinio of the filidilig or tile ghastly tortirnouios hosian tho rivci'- all , n ' and heaiitifiil ooiirtssiiii lmd niystsi-iously tlisnp eareil. p ri e c sw mentionuil i in des teetires set to work. Several arrests were e, mid every t-Kort was put forth to unrsrol the mystery; hut time sped on nuil it rsniiiiuoil its Irn]>ClI(‘lrill.)le so ever. All the nrrt-rated inrtics were released for luekoftheilecessziryevidericetnlialdtlieni: and itiI]i]>eiIl‘eLI ns tlioiigli iiiisiroi-tswoiihi cease, and the crime he passed over to the solving process o time, or reruniu, like ’ruilur ti'iIge(Il('S, u mystery, to be soh-o -vlieii all mysteries are to lie 0]1(‘l]e(1llII(I(‘l' the g lire at in resurrection sun. ‘ at I iis stage of the case that the sen ea or the great Sleuth were called in to aid in the s.i ii ‘on. . Old Sleuth had left the force and IIIIAI retired to private life; younger men at hriiins nuil cncrgyhnd rain! to ir0ln- insiios in the prnfesuioii. nnd is bleiith ind become a veteran he hzid left the iirhi to his youligar crmfriresi he detective was sealed in his atudv ‘ n - servant. announced that a stranger wished to see him. - s aw in inl” 'I‘lie great astostiro iinil lost nous or his old-time blunlncsa ouii lorosiul inoiio oi-eprooi ; - An elegant n e hzindsoriie young niiin oinhouttlirl w(-nty whoslionii into the prcselice or tho king or oil de- ‘ --roIi riro Sleutli?" said the young iniin. nliriiptiy, and speaking in nu agi- tzited tone. “ Yritfessionzilly I tired to be Sleutli." “ Y no r is real, genuine Sleuth- Old Slenlli?” ' 4‘ What do you nisriu, young iuiui?" “I liienu, sir, in there AYE it great many ulio iiro trading upon your original great royiiltution I'Il0cl:Ilm to he Sleiith." r ' oi-s coking tor t 9 man who married the heroine of the Bay Ridge mystery. “ Yes: lli-.iL is the man I want.” "I am yo r miin l” “ Sir, I have come to claim your serr- iccs.” ' u izut. my young friend, I uni out of the tusinsss; it you wish a detective, llierc me many good ones in the eity to u re or you." ’ “ No, I want voii “ "1 must decline to zicoept iiuy new I . . “ You siiall be haiidwniel rewarded; if you all-e successful you eh I receive I "9 -i i . 3 -1 E u "I uni sorry, but 1 cannot be em- ‘E. Z " Sir. I have heard that you ni-eaIarge- hearted iuiui; you niny do for eye what you would not ao for money. I uni as- siircd that vou are the only man on earth wllo Clln iiia me. will you Iistmi to my tol'i"” shiiitli wash iioois.lisiirtoii rniin, and upon witnessing t e young man’: die- trcss. sliswel-ed “I will.” -- CIIAPTER II. Tax young man at once began the re- iition or a strange and startling tiile. Ile said: l “Mynzinieis Franklin Brnnin ite. Iam IHIAElIGl‘i(‘:ilIl. iiin an iirrist. ii yliome is lioius, Italy. This past iiill, during the siekliest season in that rnnl-.irioiis capital of Italy, I was a lodger lit the Iliitcl Quiri- nni. lspuiik EIigllsI‘i,ILaIllll, and French. One night I was slinlmoned into the room of im Aniericiin geiitlcniiin who had only m‘rii'ed the ireck previous. 'I‘lie iuoiusnt I entered the rooiu I recognized the not that I IHMI entered a deatli-cliaiiihcr. . “'I‘lie dying man was an elderly geri- tlenlan of fine nppeiii-liiice, and evidently I man of wealth and culture. zed his glaring eyes upon ins, and oh, I shnll nsrsr isrgnt the wild, iniploring look, noi- the agony in his tones us he aoniniiilsii: “ ‘ Are you an American. niy uonis, when n light broke over his face, and he asked: ‘‘‘Are you the son of Rudolph Bru- mayne?‘ . “I answered, ‘ I am his only son.’ “‘Aud your I‘.llhel'l" -‘ t He is dead.’ “ ‘ I knew him vrell. 1Ie wasnhl-areaiid honorable man. We were warm trieu s. [v nsuis is iinylioi-ii-uohsrt Rnylford; oia you evsriienryoiiriiitliorspsnh or me?‘ , “I answered that did so reineniber, one I proceeded to state that when ii boy I remembered 01 a visit from Itini to my father. “ ‘ This isanioreyl' he cried. ‘ Oh, lad! . I know you are l.Il'.n'l!, true, and liorgoinlile -the son of Rudolph Brliiiinyne must be. ' am dying; the doctor Ilas just told me there is no hope for me. It is no nsou in Rome, and I deniiinded that an American be sent to me: asyit period they h:u‘e sent you, and c . 1 fear a fc2ii'Iill crime isooiitsiuuliuso agninstni only child, my iisiiglitsr. List- on. I will tell you the bile, and on must promise to step in and save my c ii .' “ L red the dying mom that he could rely upon me. “ ‘ You are not rich?’ he said. ‘‘‘I am not rich,‘ I answered. “ ‘Aid me, and you shall have a fort- une!‘ was his re I y. will rid you.’ I niisworoil, ‘llld without reward.’ The geiitleiiinii then tolii me lhs following story: ‘ Ile aid: “ ‘ I uni rich, rery rich, and I have one child, a (lnu4'lIII0I‘, young, In-siitifnl. and ziecomplislie . I have no other relative in the world, save a al -cilusiu, a man whom I have befriended ull his life. My eultli demanded that I should leave Iianie and trzirel, and belore easing “A