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     Douglas Blackburn (1857-1929), Document and Cipher Expert to the late Transvaal Republic. Author of "Prinsloo of rinsloosdorp," "Richard Hartley, Prospector," etc.  Captain W. Waithman Caddell. Chief Repatriation Magistrate for the West Rand on the British Occupation 
    GASSELL AND COMPANY, LTD. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne. 1911
 CHAPTER I. THE BEGINNING 
 Early Secret Service in Cape Colony — Rarity of Cipher Dispatches — Consequences of a General's Cryptic Calligraphy — Colonials not Informers — A Boer Delilah — The Shooting of a Traitor — Affair of Schlaagter's Nek 
 CHAPTER II. TWO PIONEERS OF SECRET SERVICE 
 The First Transvaal Secret Agent — His Doubtful Origin — His Disinterestedness — His Slanders on Sir Owen Lanyon — Smit a Religious Crank — His Slanders have a Reactionary Effect — General Viljoen's First Conception of an Englishman — General Joubert's Mistrust of Smit — Edgson, Lanyon's Intelligence Agent — His Futile Warning of the Bronkhorst Spruit Ambuscade — The Attempted Murder of Edgson — The Mystery of the Murder of his Proxy — Smit and the Stellaland Freebooters — Sir Owen Lanyon's Suggested Black Blood — Smit and Thackeray's Father Holt 
 CHAPTER III. THE ILLICIT LIQUOR TRADE 
 The I.E. Detective Department — The Liquor Scourge — Peruvians the Monopolists — Their Trade Methods — Enormous Profits — Attitude of Licensing Magistrates — Heavy Penalties Inoperative — How Prosecutions Failed — Some Mining Authorities Oppose Liquor Abolition — An Incorruptible Public Prosecutor — The Muzzling of Officials — Murder of I.L. Detectives — The Trapping System — Police-proof I.L. Canteens — Trap-Boys — Open Bribery of Officials — The Compound Manager — Huge Profits of Native Mine Police — A Night with an I.L. Poacher 
 CHAPTER IV.  THE KAFFIR AS SPY AND DETECTIVE 
 Spying Uncongenial to Kaffir Nature — Natives Impartial Witnesses — Their Marvellous Powers of Detailed Observation — Cunning a Rare Native Attribute: Until Educated — Tom Malief Runs the Blockade at Ladysmith — Witch Doctors as Intelligence Agents — John Shepstone's Use of them — The Sandwich System a Guarantee against Native Risings — Rival Chiefs and a White Wizard — Finger-prints as Witchcraft — A Record Case of Kaffir Initiative — Native Tyrants as Policemen — Africanus of Krugersdorp — Fat Jim, the Thimble-Rigger Detective 
 CHAPTER V . GUN-RUNNING 
 Abel Erasmus's Native Intelligence Organisation — Natives as Observers — Kaffir Telepathy — Magato a Great Chief — He Snubs Paul Kruger — A Calabash of Diamonds — Torture not Practised by Natives — Gas-pipe Rifles — Erasmus and Gun-runners — Magato's Ambition a Machine Gun — Walters' Attempts to Satisfy it — Mr. Hobson, Music-seller and Gun-runner — The Bluffing of Erasmus — Erasmus's Proposed Last Stand 
 CHAPTER VI. "THE LICENTIOUS BRITISH GARRISON" 
 Dreariness of Transvaal Garrison Life in 1880 — The Safety Valve — Puritanical Boer Censors — The Concomitants of a Garrison Town — Two Female Spies — Owen Lanyon Impervious to Advice — Kruger's Estimate of the British Army in 1880— Piet Jouberfs only Score off Kruger— The Secret of Boer Charges of Licentiousness — The Excesses of Tommy Atkins — The Alleged Drunkenness of British Officers — A Hollander's Vengeance — Wholesale Desertion by Troops — Assisted by Women 
 CHAPTER VII. ILLICIT GOLD BUYING 
 Difficulty of Detecting Gold Thefts— Who are the Thieves? — How Gold is Stolen— The Copper-wire Trick— The Illicit Gold Buying Gang's Methods — Trapping Unpopular — Swindling a Chief Detective — A Doctor as Receiver — Directors Suppress Facts of Robberies— Amounts Stolen Small in Bulk— A Blacksmith's Find — Lucky-bag Sales — Amalgam in Left Luggage — Police as Illicit Gold Buyers 
 CHAPTER VIII. NATIVE-LABOUR AGENTS 
 The Relationship of White and Black — Kaffirs Born to the Means of Livelihood — Conditions which Drive Some to Work — Magato on the Subject of Labour — Recruiting Native Labour — Coming of the Labour Agent — "Blackbirding" — Attempts to Stop the Illicit Agent — Unexpected Action on the part of the Police.  
 CHAPTER IX. FUGITIVES AND RECLUSES 
 The Transvaal a Fugitives' Sanctuary — "Mr. Burton," alias--? — One-armed Mac — The Retreat in Magato's Country — Boer or British Agents-Provocateurs — The Real Object of Native Wars — Who Supplied the Magatese with Arms? — The Solitary Life and Madness — The Clue of the Kippered Herring — John Nicholson Neil — Blackmailing Fugitives — The Capture of Tarbeau — The Long Arm of the Czar — White Kaffirs 
 CHAPTER X. HIDDEN-TREASURE QUESTS 
 Stories of Hidden Treasure — Magato's Calabash of Diamonds — A Mystery of Swaziland — The Basuto's Diamond — Ancient Gold Thieves— "Charlie the Reefer's" Secret— A Priest's Find — The Treasure Cave of an Extinct Tribe — The Dying Grounds of the Elephants — Why Emin Pasha was Relieved — The Misleading of Carl Mauch — A Mountain of Platinum — Wrecked Treasure Ships — Kruger's Millions — The Yarn of the Dorothy — Von Veltheim's Story — The Search for the Jameson Raiders' Guns — A Krugersdorp Mare's Nest 
 CHAPTER XI. THE STRANGE STORY OF THE THIRD RAAD 
 Composition of the Third Raad — Who Supplied the Brains of the Confederacy? — Judicial Condonation of Third Raad Methods — The Audacious Cold-storage Scheme — A Church Committee used as a Pawn — The Nylstrooni Farm Purchase — Nothing too Small for a Tribute — Third Raad Not Guilty on Some Counts — The Employment of Burglars in Purchasing Gold Properties — Forgery a Business — Photographic Evidence of a Previous Conviction — How Kruger became a Great Landowner 
 CHAPTER XII. THE BOER SECRET SERVICE UNDER DR. LEYDS 
 Chaotic Condition of the Secret Service — Dr. Leyds's First Press Agent — Leyds and English Sympathisers — Press Agents in Europe — The Pulse Feelers — German Secret Military Instructors—The N.Z.A.S.M. as Secret Service Agent— Mr. de Wilt and the Subsidised Press — Why Kruger was Prejudiced against Newspapers — Story of the Pocket Handkerchiefs — Dr. Leyds as a Diplomat — Leyds and the Disloyal Cipher Clerk — Leyds's Punishment of a Slanderer — Did Kruger expect German Intervention? — Leyds's Germanic Sympathies — Afrikander Officials Reveal State Secrets — General Joubert too Talkative — Old Boers Suspicious of Cipher Dispatches — Did Kruger Run Away? — Exploitation of Secret Service Funds by Uitlanders — How Tjaard Kruger Checkmated Bogus Informants 
 CHAPTER XIII. THE JAMESON RAID FROM THE BOER SIDE 
 Were the Boers Prepared? — The Woman in it — Melton Prior, Stormy Petrel — The Arming of Uitlanders — A Pound a Day the Lure — Defection of Chief-Detective Trimble — Thieves as Armed Guards — Kruger's Scepticism — Withdrawal of the Johannesburg Police — The Black Peril Averted — Undecipherable Intercepted Telegrams— Kruger Prepares to Ride against Jameson — Some Kruger Apothegms — Rhodes the Leader — Kruger's Fear of Rhodes and "Groot" Adrian De la Rey — Sir H. Loch's Conciliation — Kruger's Opinions on Milner and Chamberlain — How the Raid Strengthened his Influence. 
 CHAPTER XIV. BOER PREPARATIONS FOR WAR 
 Boers did not Arm before the Jameson Raid — Shortness of Supply of Arms and Ammunition — Commission sent to Europe to Select and Purchase Arms — Creusot Guns Arrive at Pretoria — Precautions for Secrecy — Did the British Government Know? — The Cabal against the Mauser Rifle — Hostility to English-named Burghers — Flag Signalling and English Bugle Calls Practised by Boers — Reorganisation of Magazine Master's Office — Boer Emissaries Visit the Neighbouring States — Adoption of the English Range-finder — Did Leyds Believe his Own Stories? 
 CHAPTER XV. I.D.B. (ILLICIT DIAMOND BUYING) 
 Scarcity of Literary Records of I.D.B. — Diamond Stealing in the Pre-amalgamation Days — Robbery by Partners — Story of a Faithless Wife — Kaffirs as Thieves — Colonial Hostility to the I.D.B. Laws— The 1882 Diamond Law— The Case for the Opposition — Illicit Diamond Dealing in Kimberley — An I.D.B.'s Luck — Weakness of the Diamond Detective System — The Diamond Law as a Weapon for Revenge — A Clean Detective Force — Public Sympathy with Criminals — Runners and their Methods — Natal Refuses to Co-operate in Suppressing I.D.B. — An Absconding Runner — Some I.D.B. Stories — Fifty Arrests of a Practical Joker — I.D.B Chiefs and their Methods.

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