The Man Hunters

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J. H. Sears, Incorporated, 1926 - 348 pagine
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Pagina 258 - ... frequently employed for signaling purposes, though when snow was on the ground a black flag was used, and with varying backgrounds the red flag with a white center could be seen at greater distances than the white. To secure secrecy all important messages were enciphered by means of a cipher disk. Two concentric disks, of unequal size and revolving on a central pivot, were divided along their outer edges into thirty equal compartments. The inner and smaller disk contained in its compartments...
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Pagina 233 - ... only oracles among men, sends these presents in acknowledgment of your discoveries ; and now asks whether he should lead an army against the Persians, and whether he should join any auxiliary forces with his own.
Pagina 207 - The surveyor then reminded him that there was a balance of excise duties alone of about 300/. standing against him from the previous Monday, which was a receipt day, at Tarforley.
Pagina 48 - A man of middle age, of robust constitution, black hair intermingled with gray, recently cut; commencing to grow bald." 3 The range of topics covered by these analytic methods is wide and varied. The practices of a criminal in disguising his face, in using false names, in pretending illness or insanity, in shamming blindness, deafness, epilepsy, or paralysis; the customs of the underworld in the employment of ciphers...
Pagina 195 - But the criminal is thrown in upon his own denuded and sterile nature, such as vice and profligacy have left him...
Pagina 205 - ... and in all respects satisfactory to the examiner. The same examiner had made semiannual examinations of this bank and of this paying teller's department from the time of his appointment, in 1898, having made, in all, five examinations previously to this one, made on May 8, 1901, and on each occasion had found the cash in the hands of the paying teller to correspond with the general book of the bank, and the condition of the paying teller's department to be in all respects satisfactory. Some time...
Pagina 207 - Witness asked him, what he had done with it ? He said he had pawned it at Mr. Turner's, Bridgesstreet, Strand, on the Saturday preceding; which was the fact. His coat appeared to have been sponged very recently in the sleeves, outside and inside, between the hand and the elbow. It was nlso sponged in the front.
Pagina 24 - Paris is the only romantic city remaining in the world. It is a rendezvous of all the soldiers of fortune, the adventurers, and flying squadrons of picturesque undesirables. With some knowledge of the French temperament one can understand why the department of criminal investigation in Paris could be expected to use a certain diplomacy in its romantic man hunting.
Pagina 205 - ... included $55,000 of what is called clearing house certificates, which were treated and accepted as cash, and included the eight certificates .procured by Folger. The examination was thorough, and in all respects satisfactory to the examiner. The same examiner had made semiannual examinations of this bank and of this paying teller's department from the time of his appointment, in 1898, having made, in all, five examinations previously to this one, made on May 8, 1901, and on each occasion had...

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