Knots Untied Or, Ways and By-ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives
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Knots Untied Or, Ways and By-ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives

By George S. McWatters
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Table of Contents
  • KNOTS UNTIED: OR, WAYS AND BY-WAYS IN THE HIDDEN LIFE OF AMERICAN DETECTIVES.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • List of Illustrations.
  • PUBLISHERS' INTRODUCTION.
  • BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES.
    • OFFICER GEORGE S. McWATTERS.
    • Where he was born and reared.
    • REMOVES TO LONDON
    • Migrates to the United States.
    • Settles in Philadelphia, and studies Law.
    • A Heart too soft for a Lawyer.
    • Departs for California.
    • Back in New York.
    • Mr. McWatters as Agent and Lecturer.
    • Anecdote of Lola Montez and Laura Keene.
    • Mr. McWatters solving Social Problems.
    • Our Subject and the Public Press.
    • Mr. McWatters enters the Metropolitan Police Force.
    • Personal Incidents.
    • Officer McWatters in the late Civil War: His Foresight.
    • First Seizure of Guns at the North.
    • Officer McWatters' Services through the Public Press.
    • Kindly and Wise Providence.
    • "Riot Week," July, 1863: Officer McWatters in the Thick of the Fight.
    • Officer McWatters and his Literary Associates.
    • Officer McWatters as the Good Samaritan.
    • McWatters and the Soldiers.
    • Ladies' Union Relief Association.
    • The Swindling Bounty Claim Agents.
    • Honorable Testimonials to Officer McWatters.
    • The Bellevue Hospital Iniquity.
    • Conclusion.
  • THE ORGAN-GRINDERS.
    • TEN DOLLARS A MONTH: A STORY OF GRIEF AND JOY.
  • MACK AND THE VETERAN.
  • LOST IN THE STREETS.
    • Missing Men and Women.
    • Troubles about Lost People.
    • Where and how People are Lost.
    • Lost Children.
    • The Dens of Midnight.
    • The Horror of a Breaking Dawn.
    • Misery, Shame, and Death.
    • Finis.
  • AMONG THE "SHARKS."
  • A SMART YOUNG MAN.
  • A SUSPECTED CALIFORNIA MURDERER.
  • EXTENSIVE COUNTERFEITING.
  • THE GAMBLER'S WAX FINGER.
  • LOTTERY TICKET, No. 1710.
  • LEWELLYN PAYNE AND THE COUNTERFEITERS.
  • THE GENEALOGICAL SWINDLERS.
  • HATTIE NEWBERRY, THE VERMONT BEAUTY.
  • ABOUT BOGUS LOTTERIES.
  • THE BORROWED DIAMOND RING.
  • THE MYSTERY AT NO. 89 —— STREET, NEW YORK.
  • THE SORCERESS' TRICK, AND HOW SHE WAS CAUGHT.
  • THE DISHONEST CLERK, AND THE FATAL SLIP OF PAPER.
  • THE THOUSAND DOLLAR LESSON.
  • THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING.
  • A FORCED-MARRIAGE SCHEME DEFEATED.
  • THE MARKED BILLS.
  • THE COOL-BLOODED GOLD ROBBER, AND THE WAY HE WAS TRACKED.
  • $1,250,000, OR THE PRIVATE MARK.
  • WILLIAM ROBERTS AND HIS FORGERIES.
  • OLD MR. ALVORD'S LAST WILL.
  • THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK.
  • THE PECULIAR ADVERTISEMENTS.
  • COLONEL NOVENA, THE PRINCE OF CONFIDENCE MEN.
  • CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE: A KNOT STILL UNTIED.
  • THE COUNTERFEIT MONEY SPECULATORS.
  • THE DETECTIVE SYSTEM.
  • Transcriber's Note
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