It was a pallid-eyed youth of eighteen in overalls who received Michael, receipted for him to the expressman
, and carried his crate into a slope-floored concrete room that smelled offensively and chemically clean.
William Fargo was a pioneer American expressman
who helped found the modern-day financial firms of American Express Company and Wells Fargo with his business partner Henry Wells.
We have even been known, so a fellow-editor swears, to stand at point while the office boy signs the expressman
's receipt for a bookish-appearing bundle.
By employing this unique methodology, it is possible to establish the following few kernels of truth about Timothy Drew's life before 1910, the year in which he appeared on a street corner in Newark as Noble Drew Ali, the divinely appointed prophet of Allah: he worked for several years as a train expressman
; he held membership in the Pullman porters' union; he was a member in good standing of the Ancient Egyptian Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America, a Masonic organization that would loom large in the formation of the Moorish Science Temple.
Instead, he interrupted a conversation between Michael Campion, Dave's brother, and an expressman
making a delivery.
Their professions ranged from an expressman
to an accountant to business owners.
She had taken the ferry to Oakland to buy a change of clothes and toiletries and then realized that such purchases would "mean a trunk, a trunk would imply an expressman
, and an expressman
a return to at least a partial degree of the old permanency.
I have forwarded Lane's "Dial" to Munroe, and he tells the expressman
that all is right.
Among them were The Expressman
and the Detective (1874), The Molly Maguires and the Detectives (1878), Criminal Reminiscences and Detective Sketches (1879), The Spy of the Rebellion (1883), Bank Robbers and Detectives (1883), and 30 Years a Detective (1884).