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Title: The Spiritualists and the Detectives
Author: Allan Pinkerton
Release Date: April 16, 2010 [EBook #32007]
Language: English
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ALLAN PINKERTON'S
DETECTIVE STORIES.
Vol. V.
The Spiritualists and Detectives.
ALLAN PINKERTON'S
GREAT DETECTIVE BOOKS.
1.—MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES.
2.—STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, AND DETECTIVES.
3.—CRIMINAL REMINISCENCES AND DETECTIVES.
4.—THE MODEL TOWN AND DETECTIVES.
5.—SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES.
6.—EXPRESSMAN AND DETECTIVES.
7.—THE SOMNAMBULIST AND DETECTIVES.
8.—CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE.
9.—MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS AND DETECTIVES.
10.—GYPSIES AND DETECTIVES.
11.—BUCHOLZ AND DETECTIVES.
12.—THE RAILROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES.
13.—BANK ROBBERS AND DETECTIVES.
14.—BURGLAR'S FATE AND DETECTIVES.
15.—A DOUBLE LIFE AND DETECTIVES.
These wonderful Detective Stories by Allan Pinkerton are having an
unprecedented success. Their sale far ...

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Project Gutenberg's The Spiritualists and the
Detectives, by Allan Pinkerton
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no
cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,
give it away or
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License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: The Spiritualists and the Detectives
Author: Allan Pinkerton
Release Date: April 16, 2010 [EBook #32007]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK
SPIRITUALISTS AND THE DETECTIVES ***
Produced by Suzanne Shell, S.D., and the Online
Distributed
Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This file
was
produced from images generously made available byproduced from images generously made available by
The
Internet Archive/American Libraries.)
ALLAN PINKERTON'S
DETECTIVE STORIES.
Vol. V.
The Spiritualists and Detectives.
ALLAN PINKERTON'S
GREAT DETECTIVE BOOKS.
1.—MOLLIE MAGUIRES AND DETECTIVES.
2.—STRIKERS, COMMUNISTS, AND DETECTIVES.
3.—CRIMINAL REMINISCENCES AND DETECTIVES.
4.—THE MODEL TOWN AND DETECTIVES.
5.—SPIRITUALISTS AND DETECTIVES.
6.—EXPRESSMAN AND DETECTIVES.
7.—THE SOMNAMBULIST AND DETECTIVES.
8.—CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS A DETECTIVE.
9.—MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS AND DETECTIVES.
10.—GYPSIES AND DETECTIVES.
11.—BUCHOLZ AND DETECTIVES.
12.—THE RAILROAD FORGER AND DETECTIVES.
13.—BANK ROBBERS AND DETECTIVES.
14.—BURGLAR'S FATE AND DETECTIVES.
15.—A DOUBLE LIFE AND DETECTIVES.These wonderful Detective Stories by Allan Pinkerton
are having an unprecedented success. Their sale far
exceeding one hundred thousand copies. "The interest
which the reader feels from the outset is intense and
resistless; he is swept along by the narrative, held by
it, whether he will or no."
All beautifully illustrated, and published uniform with
this volume. Price $1.50 each. Sold by all booksellers,
and sent free by mail, on receipt of price, by
G. W. CARLETON & CO., Publishers,
New York.
THE
SPIRITUALISTS
AND
THE DETECTIVES.
BY
ALLAN PINKERTON,
AUTHOR OF
"THE EXPRESSMAN AND THE DETECTIVE,"
"CLAUDE MELNOTTE AS
A DETECTIVE," "THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE
DETECTIVE,"
"THE MODEL TOWN AND THE DETECTIVES," ETC.
NEW YORK:
G. W. Dillingham, Publisher,
Successor to G. W. Carleton & Co.
LONDON: S. LOW, SON & CO.MDCCCLXXXIX.
Copyrighted, 1876, by
ALLAN PINKERTON
Trow's
Printing and Bookbinding Co.,
PRINTERS AND STEREOTYPERS,
205-213 East 12th St.,
NEW YORK.
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
"Kal'm'zoo!"—The Home of the Nettletons.—Lilly
Nettleton.—A wild Heart and a burning Brain. 13
CHAPTER II.
The "Circuit-Rider."—Mr. Pinkerton and these
Gospel Knights-Errant in the early Days.—The
Rev. Mr. Bland appears.—"And Satan came
also!"—A "charge" is established.—A Compact
"where the golden maple-leaves fall."—Bland
departs.—"The scared form of a young Woman
steals away from her Home!" 19
CHAPTER III.
Lilly in Detroit.—First and last Remorse.—The
reverend Villain and his Victim enjoy the
Hospitality of the Michigan Exchange Hotel.—A
Scene.—"Bland, am I to go to your Mother's, as
you promised?"—The Clergyman(?) "crazed."—Everything, save Respectability.—A Woman's
Will.—And a Man's Cajolement. 27
CHAPTER IV.
Tells how the Rev. Mr. Bland preached a Funeral
Sermon.—Shows a dainty Cottage, holding more
than the Neighbors knew.—Installs Lilly as a
Clergyman's Mistress.—Reverts to a Desolate
Home.—Introduces Dick Hosford, a returned
"Forty-Niner," who begins a despairing Search.—
And shows that unholy, as well as true Love, does
not always run smoothly. 33
CHAPTER V.
Reckless Fancies.—The "Cursed Church
Interests."—Bland's "little Bird" becomes a busy
Bird.—Merges into a great Raven of the Night.—
Gathers together Valuables.—And while a folded
Handkerchief lies across the Clergyman's Face,
steals away into the Storm and the Night.—Gone!
—"Are ye all dead in there?"—Drifting together.
—"Don't give the Gal that Ticket!"—A great-
hearted Man.—The Rev. Bland officiates at a
Wedding.—Competence and Contentment. 39
CHAPTER VI.
Mr. Pinkerton is called upon.—Mr. Harcout, a
ministerial-looking Man, with an After-dinner
Voice, appears.—A Case with a Woman in it, as
is usually the case.—Mr. Pinkerton hesitates.—An
anxious Millionaire. 47CHAPTER VII.
In Council.—Mr. Lyon the Millionaire, with Mr.
Harcout the Adventurer and Adviser, appear
together.—How Mr. Lyon became Mrs. Winslow's
Victim.—"Our blessed Faith" and the Woman's
strange Power.—A Tender Subject.—Deep
Games.—A One Hundred Thousand Dollar Suit
for Breach of Promise of Marriage.—A good deal
of Money.—All liable to err.—A most magnificent
Woman.—The "Case" taken. 55
CHAPTER VIII.
The Case begun.—Mr. Pinkerton makes a
preliminary Investigation at Rochester.—Mrs.
Winslow, Trance Medium.—A Ride to Port
Charlotte.—Harcout as a Barnacle.—Much
married.—Mr. Pinkerton visits the Mediums.—
Drops in at a Washington Hall Meeting.—Sees the
naughty Woman.—And returns to New York
convinced that the Spiritualistic Adventuress is a
Woman of remarkable Ability. 65
CHAPTER IX.
"Our Case."—Harcout's Egotism and
Interference.—The strange Chain of Evidence.—
A Trail of Spiritualism, Lust, and Licentiousness.—
Superintendent Bangs locates the Detectives.—A
pernicious System.—Three Old Maids named
Grim.—Mr. Bangs baffled by Mr. Lyon, who won't
be "worried."—One Honest Spiritualistic Doctor.—
The Trail secured.—A Tigress.—Mr. Bangs "goes
West." 75West." 75
CHAPTER X.
Rochester.—A Profitable Field for Mrs. Winslow.
—Her sumptuous Apartments.—The Detectives
at Work.—Mrs. Winslow's Cautiousness.— Child-
Training.—Mysterious Drives.—A dapper little
Blond Gentleman.—Two Birds with one Stone.—A
French Divinity.—Le Compte. 87
CHAPTER XI.
The Half-way House.—A jolly German Landlord.—
Detective Fox runs down Le Compte.—A
"Positive, Prophetic, Healing and Trance
Medium."—Harcout the Adviser reappears, and is
anxious lest Mr. Lyon be drawn into some terrible
Confession.—Mr. Pinkerton decides to know more
about Le Compte.—And with the harassed Mr.
Lyon interviews him.—Treachery and Blackmail.
—"A much untractable Man."—Light shines upon
Mrs. Winslow.—Another Man.—Mr. Pinkerton
mad. 98
CHAPTER XII.
The Raven of the Detroit Cottage in another
Character.—Mrs. Winslow yearns for a retired
Montreal Banker.—Love's Rivalry.—A mysterious
Note.—The Response.—Another Trip to Port
Charlotte by four Hearts that beat as one.—What
Mr. Pinkerton, as one of the party, sees and
hears.—"Jones of Rochester."—Le Compte and
Mrs. Winslow resolve to fly to Paris, "the
magnificent, the beautiful, the sublime!"—"MyGod, are they all that way?" 114
CHAPTER XIII.
Mr. Pinkerton again interviews Le Compte.—And
very much desires to wring his Neck.—A Bargain
and Sale.—Le Compte's Story—"Little by Little,
Patience by Patience."—A Toronto Merchant in
Mrs. Winslow's Toils.—Detective Bristol, "the
retired Banker," in Clover.—Tabitha, Amanda, and
Hannah individually and collectively woo him.—
Ancient Maidens full of Soul.—A Signal. 128
CHAPTER XIV.
Mr. Bangs on the Trail in the West.—Terre Haute
and its Spiritualists.—Mrs. Deck's Boarding-
house.—The Nettleton Family broken up.—Back
at the Michigan Exchange.—Mother Blake's
Recital.—Through Chicago to Wisconsin.—A
disheartening Story.—The practical result of
Spiritualism. 141
CHAPTER XV.
A Chicago Divorce "Shyster."—Hosford found.—
His pathetic Narrative.—More Facts. 151
CHAPTER XVI.
Mrs. Winslow's Signal answered.—She endeavors
to win Bristol, and shows that they are
"Affinities."—Detective Fox mystified.—An
Evening with the One fair Woman.—Closer
Intimacies.—A Journey proposed.—DetectiveBristol as a Lover. 162
CHAPTER XVII.
Careful Work.—Bristol's Trick on the Bell-boy at
Queen's Hotel, Toronto.—The old Merchant.—In
the Toils.—A Face at the Transom.—A cowardly
Puppet before a brazen Adventuress.—The
Horrors of Blackmail.—"Furnished Rooms to
Rent." 175
CHAPTER XVIII.
Harcout again.—"Things going slow."—A Bit of
personal History.—A new Tenant.—Detective
Generalship.—Mrs. Winslow fears she is
watched.—Mr. Pinkerton cogitates. 186
CHAPTER XIX.
Mrs. Winslow becomes confidential.—Some of
her Exploits.—Her Plans.—A Sample of Legal
Pleading.—A fishy Story.—The Adventuress as a
Somnambulist.—Detective Bristol virtuously
indignant.—Failing to win the "Retired Banker,"
Mrs. Winslow assails Detective Fox with her
Charms. 197
CHAPTER XX.
A Female Spiritualist's Ideas of Political and Social
Economy.—The Weaknesses of Judges.—Legal
Acumen of the Adventuress.—An unfriendly
Move.—Harcout attacked.—Lilly Nettleton and the
Rev. Mr. Bland again together.—A Whirlwind. 209