by Ellis Parker Butler. from Argosy May 18, 1918. German spies during the First World War launch a plot to lower New York City's temperature to far below freezing! The activities of the Federal Secret Service men had been so great and so efficient during the spring and summer that we found our hands tied. Our well-arranged plans to injure the United States and hamper its war activities were amounting to nothing whatever. Our agents, after several hundred or more had been arrested and shot, refused to obey our instructions and the carefully planned campaign we had arranged was amounting to Continue reading