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Story of a Raca to Recover
It From an Entarprlslnj
By ARTHUR PEARSON
Copyright by American Press Aaa
It ru my good fortune t bile a ne w
paper eorrmpoodfnt at Berliu t come
luto the posnesston of a state 'secret.
I shall not make trouble aa I would
Tea at thU lata date, by glrlng it ti
the world or tellinic bow I came by
tt, excel to say that I pot It frvui an
American lady who waa at that time
promloeut In Berlin court eociety and
who afterward married a general la
tba German army.
Nevertheless the Imperial govern
ment knew that tba aecret bad been
divulged and that It waa In my poe
aeealon. How they made tba discov
ery I hare never learned. There waa
a network of diplomats, newspaper
men, aplea Indeed, all manner of per
sons, every on watching the other
and all wort In f aecretly. Tba mo
ment I became possessed of tbe Infor
mation 1 refer to without waiting for
baggage I went to a railway station
and started for Parts. I reached the
French capital without Interruption.
On tba way I thought out a plan to
nae my secret In a way that would
neither compromise ma or tbe lady
from whom I baa received it. I re
aolTed to turn it In to a London Jour
nal to which I bad at times sent items
of news. Bnt I remained In Paris
twelve hours. This was ratal to my
getting clear of those' whom tbe chaa-
cvuor ox uenuany seal oui to urau
f wb sit fin In mw H.tlttl An tha
Bevoll waiting for a train to carry
me to Calais when I saw a man enter
whom I had one seen In the ante
room of aa Important official of tbe
German government while we were
both waiting for an audience. ' Fortu
nately I saw him before ha saw me,
or, rather, be did not see me at all.
It flashed through my mind that he
wss after me. that his purpoea was to
I unr ac mad toad" to oraaavoa.
arrest ma on a trumped up charge and
take ma back to Berlin for trial. Ha
went np to tba hotel office, doubtleaa
to Inquire for me, and X slipped out
through n corridor leading to a back
It waa now evident that I waa fol
lowed. But by how many persons 1
I knew the German chancellor's de
tective were numbertesa and that ha
would guard every avenue by which
I might escape him. He knew that I
waa a journalist and that the most
likely mart for the news I possessed
waa London. Therefore I waa aura to
be tracked to the British capital I
must change my plan. I must go to
tba place I would be least likely to
go. Though I am an American, I
would not be expected to go to Anwrl
ca, because at least a week would be
required for me to get there, and food
for newspapers grows cold quickly
Nevertheless I believed that my ae
cret would keep all that time nnleaa
some uew development In tbe situatloa
should occur. At any rate, I felt sura
that 1 wuld not be permitted to carry
or eeud my news to England, and tt
I were to im It at all 1 muat take
time to "shake" my follower.
Penartlnir from my hotel ou Rue
nivolt, I turned Into the Rue d'AIger,
thence Into Rue St Honore, from
which I pursued. my way to a boule
vard. Within another hour I waa on
a train steaming for Ohertount and.
baring purchased a newiax r, looked
through the advertisements till I saw
that a ship would aall front there to
Sew York within a few hours after
I waa standing on deck Just as the
ship was about to cast off when a cab
ram lie el j spilt toward in aoca.
man got out. threw a coin at tbe cab
man and Just enccerded In getting
aboard a the vessel left the dock.
Something told me that he waa from
Berlin and that he was after me
Whether he bad been seut to watch
that particular steamer or had got on
my track I dont know.
At that time tbe wireless telegraph
had Just begun to be put on ocean
liners, and I was delighted to see that
there was an apparatus on the atramt
on which I sailed. As soon as 1 had
secured, a stateroom there are always
staterooms left over on steamers that
can be bad for an extra consideration
I lounged up to tbe wireless office and,
the door being open, stood looking In
at the operator, who waa sending a
message. I had not been th-re lire
minute before the man who had bceu
the last passenger to get aboard came
along. Our eyes met. and 1 knev.-, as
he knew, that be had sjottcd bis man.
Even If bis manner bud Uut betrayed
him I should bare known that he waa
after me from his coming as soou ss
possible to the wireless office to bead
me off from sending my message. .
I was greatly disappointed. On land
I should bare expecud to be defused
at any telegraph office; at sea I be
lieved I would hare no trouble In send
ing n wireless. There was nothing to
prevent my sending my message from
the steamer except this man who wss
following me.. I knew he would more
heaven and earth to preveut me. It
would be a war of wits between him
and tae. t
There were many waya In which he
could stop me. He might charge me'
with being a fugitive from Justice;
be might make It appear that I bad
atolen money or some article from him;
be might even murder me. What was
my life worth compared with tbe in
terests of an empire? And would not
his sovereign be sufficiently "powerful
to protect blm If be were implicated
In my taking off? Suppose I failed to
send my meoaage at sea. Would be
not wire confederates in New York to
arrest me on arrival on any charge be
chose to hi vent?
He went Into the wireless office and.
telling tbe operator that be wished
to send a private message, shut the
door. When he came out I knew by
the look on his face that be bad
"flied" tbe operator. Having done so,
be went away and left uie free to
send all tbe message the young man
would transmit for me.
To teat tbe latter I entered his of
fice and asked blm to send a message
for me. He made no objection, and 1
dictated a message to an imaginary
person. In my profession I bad found
occasion to send telegraphic messages
myself and had learned tbe Morse al
phabet. I knew at once that the oper
ator waa simply clicking his key with
out sending my message, Nevert ne
ts I pretended not to suspect him
and paid his charge.
I hung around that office, studying
the working of the Instrument and es
pecially tbe lock ou tbe door. I watched
for three days for an opportunity to
get a wax impression that would en
able me to make a key, but tbe opera
tor never left his office without locking
the door and waa never away very
long at a time. I often stood on deck
at night watching the spark over tbe
office when be wss sending a dispatch.
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tor Dick and used all my diplomatic
skill to Cod out how I could outbid my
rival, but failed signally. I hinted at
a way be might make .VX. I could
sea an amused look on his face. I did
not possess the means to bid any
higher, and, bidding aa I was against
the emperor of Germany, money was
not a factor of the problem.
We had been Ave days out, and 1
had accomplished nothing. I knew
that my shadower mnst have sent a
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some way pur me In Hmlo on arrival.
My only chance to outwit him was to
find some menus of leaving the ship
before him on tbe day of arrival.
Tbe stateroom opposite mine was,
occupied by an old lady who caniel
with her a traveling clock. I lav
awnke one night listening to Its lack
ing, and It brought me a possible- so
lntlon. I must steal that clock. This
was not difficult, for the old1 lady's
stateroom door wss seldom locked
and every day was hooked open. The
evening before we renched port I
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about looking for a box. Having found
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lid and put a fictitious address on it
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whose sanity I suspected, to be de
livered to the address on It In New
York. He had told me that It contain
ed family Jewels of great value, but
I had recently beard a ticking la It
and feared It contained a bomb to
blow np the ship.
Tbe csptsln, a ghaut, proposed at
The very thing!" be exclaimed.
It was midnight, and we were off
Montauk Point. Tbe captuln ordered
a boat lowered with tbe box In It
and the rope payed out. He then
went to hh en bin and to sleep, while I
bid myself on deck and wben dnwn
came pulled to tbe boat It required all
my strength and Just before passing
steamer east loose. I caught the at
tention of tbe ateamer and whs taken
aboard. She was bound for Ronton,
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