Adventures of the world's greatest detectives

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byGeorge Barton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... CHIEF KELLY AND THE OPIUM SMUGGLERS. A brief sketch of Francis R. Kelly has been given in a previous chapter in connection with the story of "Chief Kelly and the Deserted House." In the first case this clever detective distinguished himself and won the commendation of the internal revenue authorities by his successful efforts to break up the illicit distilleries which flooded the country at that time. In the present instance, Mr. Kelly assisted the Customs Division of the Treasury Department in discovering and convicting the men who were engaged in a wholesale conspiracy to smuggle opium into the United States. In both cases he acted with rare courage and displayed a high order of intelligence. HORTLY after the Civil War the United States Government placed a duty of nineteen dollars a pound on prepared opium. It was not entirely a revenue measure. The chief purpose was to check the opium habit which was becoming a source of great demoralization in San Francisco as well as throughout the United States. The immediate effect of the high duty was to breed a host of opium smugglers. Just at that crucial period Francis R. Kelly, a clever young detective who had distinguished himself in the East, was appointed to a position in the United States Secret Service. James R. Brooks, the Chief of the Secret Service, summoned Kelly to Washington. He knew him and had faith in his ability and resourcefulness. "Frank," he said, "I'm going to send you to San Francisco." "When?" "To-morrow morning." "What am I to do?" "Here are your sealed instructions." That was all. But it was the prelude to one of the most interesting cases in the history of the secret service. Kelly, filled with the buoyancy of youth and the importance of his mission, made a record...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... CHIEF KELLY AND THE OPIUM SMUGGLERS. A brief sketch of Francis R. Kelly has been given in a previous chapter i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217166415

ISBN - 13:9780217166416

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