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Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches Allan Pinkerton

Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches

Allan Pinkerton

Published May 31st 2002
ISBN : 9781589638549
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324 pages
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:The world will never know the wrong That drives its erring childrenMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:The world will never know the wrong That drives its erring children back To deeper crime and those who throng Destructions broad and beaten track. Twill never know the trusts betrayed, The worth its wolfish tools devour- Twill never know the prices paid To sate the cruel pride of power I Jack Canmi. Snro Sing, Oct. 31, 1870. CHAPTER III. THE GHOST OF THE OLD CATHOLIC CEMETERY IT would be a surprise to the general public if the records of all my offices could be thrown open for inspection, so that it might be observed what a wide range has been covered by investigations which I have been called upon to undertake—the mysteries to unravel, 01 crimes to prevent or unearth. It must not be supposed that the services of my agencies are wholly devoted to criminal matters. Some of the most important legal contests cf the times have been decided in accordance with the irresistible array of evidence which a small army of my men have quietly, keenly, and patiently secured- while the operation of immense business interests, like banking, insurance, and railway matters, have often been interrupted by seemingly inextrirable confusion and cornplexity, which threatened great loss, until my servicti were asked- and by my thorough and complete system, through which almost general and instant communication and information can be secured, I have been enabled to bring order out of chaos, and prevent what might have otherwise resulted in commercial ruin to my patrons. As the individual detectives notice must be brought to everything great and small upon any investigation he may be conducting, so is it true that the principal of a large system of detective agencies must be so situated that he may consider and receive every possible variety of business—always excepting that ...