A lucky deal, or, The cutest boy in Wall Street


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A lucky deal, or, The cutest boy in Wall Street

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A lucky deal, or, The cutest boy in Wall Street
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Fame and fortune weekly : stories of boys who make money
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STORIES. OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY. oR THE c% 7f BELFM/10/11111/.

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Fam STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY Issued Weekl11-B11 Subcription $2.50 per year. Entered according to Act of Congre, in th.e year 1905, in th.e office of th.e Librarig;n of Con g,. ess, Wa..hingtun, D. C., by Frank 1 'ousey, Publisher, 2' Union Squa1-., New York. No. 1 NEW YORK, OCTOBER 6, 1905. Price S Cents .A OEH:U; OR, The Cutest Boy in Wall Stree t B y A S ELF-MADE rl A N CHAPTER I. THE WOLF AT THE DOOR. "I've been robbed!" gasped Mrs. Hazard, a pleasant featured little woman of perhaps forty, sinking into a chair, her face the picture of dismay. "Mother," exclaimed her ilaughter Annie, a slender, deli cate girl of fifteen, who sat in a cane rocker, feather-stitching an infant's jacket with blue silk, a small pile of the unfini shed garments lying in a box on a table before her, "what do you mean?" "The rent money is gone. I had it in this corner of the bureau, waiting for the agent, whom I expect at any moment. There were two fives and five ones. They are not here now. Where could they have gone?" "The money may have slipped under -ome article in the drawer, mother," suggested the girl, anxiously. "No; I have searched and turned over everything. The money is gone. How are we to face this fresh misfortune?" Mother and daughter looked at one another in silent dis couragement. And well they might feel discouraged since, with the exception o erhaps fifty cents in silver, the missing .ntire capital. e fa y a particularly bright and ambitious boy of sixteen years, had just lost his position, owing to the failure of the firm with whom he had been employed ever s ince the death of the husband and father, two years before, had thrown them upon their own resources. During the lifetime of Mr Hazard the family had lived in a r e nted house on a side s treet in a very respectable neigh borhood uptown and had been considered well off. Jack and Annie had graduated from the public school and were expecting to enter the high school with the next term, when their father died suddenly, and it was found that Mr. Hazard who had been a liberal provider, had lived up to hi s meahs and, what was ffiO're unfortunate, had neglected to insure his life. Of course, Mrs. Hazard had to move to a cheaper home and neighborhood, for the few dollars she fotmd herself possesseil of after the funeral and other necessary expenses bad been paid would not keep them for any great length of time. Jack soon found a position with a wholesale house down town, at five dollars a week. Annie, who was naturally quite expert at fine needlework and embroidery, preferred to take in work to do at home to seeking a place in a factory or in a store as a salesgirl, because Ehe was not very Rtrn1ir:.

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BuL h ome work was no very remunerative, so that the family really was dependent upon Jack, who fortunately was strong nnd healthy. Thus they managed to live-exist might perhaps be the hetlcr word-in a very humble but contented way until the boy was unexpe c tedly thrown out of work a few day s before. Fortunately Mrs Hazard had got her rent together, for the first of the month was at hand and the landlord's agent ras a stri ct man of busines s and s how ed no favors to any of tbe tenants. And now at the very la st minute, as if to prove that mis fortune never comes singly, the money she had saved by many small sac rifices 1ras s uddenly found to be missing. It certainly was hard luck. "Somebody mu s t have taken it, mother," said Annie, after a short silence. "The bills were there this morning after John went out, for I noticed them," said the little moth e r sad ly. "And I 've been in here all the tirr:e except a few minutes 1rhen I ran out to the grocer's. Wa s anyone here while I was out?" "Only Ma ggie McFadden :Miss l'\IcFac1den liv ed in the fiat across the hall. "You don't think she could have taken the money, do you, mother ?" "I c1011't want to think that s he did," replied Mrs. Hazard, mournfully. "Maggie lost her posit ion two weeks ago because there was some troubie about h e r accounts," sai d Annie, s lowly, as though an unpl easant .suspicion was forcing itself in her mind. The M cFadden girl, who was somewhat airy and pert in her manners, was conspicuous in the neighborhood for the m1mber and variety of her gowns and hats, and the gossips wondrred where she got the money to pay for them all. When approac hed on the s ubject s he invariably sai d that Denny, her brother, made of dough on the races," thereby intimating that that was the sou rce which produced much of her finery; but many of her acquaintances knew Denny better than she had any idea of, and these persons rather doubted Miss Maggie' s sta tement. At any rate, when she lost her position as cashier of a large packing house, the neighbors winked their eyes one at another and whi s pered, "I told you so." Mr:;. Hazard was at no to under::;tand what her daugh te r meant, and t h e sigh she uttered spoke her own thoughts as p l ainly as words. "\\' e never could accuse her," continued Annie, deject eu ly \Irs Ha:tard shook her head: "Poor Jack! What will he say when we tell him?" said Annie. "It will be such a shock to him. He is so hop efu l. He told me only this morning that as long as we had next month's rent in hand the future didn't worry him. He'd see we got along somehow Isn't he just the best and dear est brother in the world?" "I d r ead the agent's visit for he will snrely be here to day. He is always so prompt. What shall I say to him?" l dont know, moth e r. The cris i s ll'as too much for them, and mother and daughter wept s ilently togeth er. At that moment the r e came a sharp rap on the door. Mrs. Hazard started, hastily wiped her eyes, and with a nervous g lanc e at her daughter, answered the su mmons )fr. Grab, the agent for the premi:;e s, walked brusquely into the room. ''Good afternoon, madam. I pre s ume yo u have been pe cting .me?" "Yes, f'ir," replied Mrs. Hazard, faintly. "I nercr like to disappoint my tenants," sai d the agent, grimly. "Here is your Teceipt. 1 suppose you have tlrn money Teady.'' I am afraid, s ir, I will have to a sk you to wait a few days,'' sa id Mrs. Hazard, anxious ly. H aven't you the money, madam?" spoke the agent, rather roughly. "I did have it in my bureau drawer, but--" "But what?" demanded l\fr. Grab sharply. "It is gone," said the little woman, with tears stealing down her cheeks. "Gone! ejaculated the agent, lifting hi s shaggy brow s. Where?" "I don't know." Ur. Grab his chin, on which had sprouted a thrre days' g rmlih of bristly reddish hair, and a threatening look came into his eyes. ":Madam, this is a very lame excuse," he said, angrily. ''It is the truth, sir." "You can't pay, then ?" "No, sir; but if you will wait---" "Wait, madam! I expect my tenantR to pay up promptly. :My experience is that if one can't pay on the fir s t one can't pay on the second or third, ancl that if_you trust a tenant once he always tries to take a
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"Mother has the rent, thank goodness, and I haven't that on my mind:" He found hi1:l particular friend, Ed Potter, waiting for him at the corner. Ed worked in a V andewnter Street printing house; and he and Jack always walked down town from the neighbor hood of Gmnd Street together of a mbrning. "Haven't caught on yet, have you, .Tack?" .inquired Potter. "No; but I've a dozen i1laces here I've ctit out of the 'World' that I'm going to look up." "Hope you n connect with one. H yon knew anyil1ing about typeRticking I could put you on to a job. There's a shop on N assan Street wa:nts a boy to plill hold copy, and fill in at tbe case on plain reprint. J f yon were only up in the brnliness you cou ld get seven or eight dollars a week." "I should like to earn as much as that," said Jack, eagerly, "but I g1less I'll have to be atiRfiecl with less to i:tart with." "Why, one of these jobs is in Brooklyn," said Ed. "You aren't going over there after work; are you?'' crsure, i:f I fail to get it on this side of the bridge," replied Jack, with a detcrminecl air. 1'Bnt it'll cost yon carfare every day." "No, it won't; t mean to walk over the bridge." "You'll to leave the house earlier." "I guess I will, a:Mcl get home later; but when a fellow is loolcing for work, things don't alway;; come his way. However, I mean to try for all my New York ads first.'' "Oh, that Brooklyn place "ill be gone long before you cover all these other jobs. It won't be worth 'vhile bother ing about it." ''I'm hot letting anything get by me." Which showed that Jack Hazard was a persevering boy; and perseverance is one of the greatest factors of success through life. The two boys parted at the entrance to the freight elevator of the Vandewater Street printing house, and Jack turned into Frankfctrt Street, orer to William, ancl began his daily hustle :for work. At many places he found a crowd already collected before he arrived, and aftH waiting a short time failed to secure an interview, as some boy ahead of him got the job. One place the man wanted him to work every Saturday till ten at night, and offered him the munificent sum of $3.50 per week, with a prospective of fifty cents at the end of six months. Jack r('fused this, as he believed he could do much better, and besides he really could not afford to work for so small a sum. At another place he found he would have to work on Sunday every other week, and, this being against his J?rin ciples, he moved on. .r n1 have to strikr thAt Brooklyn place, after .., 1 a Water Street ship boy and had A fleet of canal-boats was banked up against the wharves opposite, and Jack felt a strong temptation to hang around a little while and watch them take aboard and discharge th('ir cargoes. But, realizing that this wasn't business, he> turned away and hurried up the street. "I might as well cross by Fulton Ferry," he mused; "it'll save time, and time is money with me just now." Although the three cents rnaclc a hole in the dime he had brought with him to pay for his h1nch, Jack received hi;; change with his customary cheerfulness and walked on board the boat. It was hal.f-past nine, and the boy noticed that quite a mnnb('r of passengerswere on boarcl as the boat pulled out from the dock and headed across the river. He leaned on the rail alongside a fii1e-looking old gentle man who held a little girl of fiye years by the hand while he pointed out varionR landmarks along the receding Rhore to a styliRhly-dressed lady who looked enough like him to be his daughter. "Gran'pa gran'pa !" cried the child, tugging at the genhand. "Yes, my clear," he anRwerecl, smiling down on her. "Lift me up, p case; I want to see, too." The olcl gentleinan raised the littlr girl and seated her on the rail while he held her nbout the waist. She looked up and clown the sun-kissed river in great delight. "Isn't it b'utiful, rnarnma ?" ''Yes, clear." Then she noticed J ark's aclrniring g<1ze. He thought she was the most charming littl(' creature he had ever seen. She smiled in a friendly and then with some little heRibtion held out one of her hai1dR to him. He took it nncl shook it gently. "Oo is a nice boy, ain't oo?'' The olcl gentleman iookecl nt Jack, and the lady while the boy hirnsel flushed a little at the child's artless remark and the attention it had drawn to him. "Oo Isn't dat high!'' cried the girl, pointing at the central span of the Brooklyn bridge. "Y cs,'' answered Jack. Just then the engine bell rang, and the boat stopped in mid-stream, while her whistle gave out several shrill Another gong sounded, and the boat began to back ancl her head to swerve slO\rly down the river. Jack looked ahead as well as he could and saw part of a large freight float close aboard. Then came a sudden and violent shock that threw the paRo;cngers almost off their feet. The boy grabbed the rail, but the old gentleman went clown ori the deck, his arm Rlipping from the child, who went overboard with the shock. The ladv, who had been tlnown back several feet. gave a heart-rendin7 and flew at the rail. "Fanny, my darling! Oh, heaven, i'he is overboard! Save

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' -......._ The little girl had struggled for a moment on the surface of the river and then sank out of sight. One or two men in the midst of the confusion ran to get life preservers, and everybody else, except Jack Hazard, seemed to be staggered by the calamity, and gazed out on the water with bu l ged eyes. But the boy never lost hi s head. Jack whipped off his jacket, mounted the rail, and leaped into the water. He struck out lustily for the spot where the child .had gone down, and presently saw one little arm and a portion of her golden hair appear on the surface not far away. "There she is," he murmured, and redoubled his efforts to reach her before she should go down again. But she went under again before he could seize her, and the pluch--y boy dived. Though encumbered by his clothes, Jack was so much at home in the water that he had little difficulty in following the descent of the bright hued dress the child wore, and he had one arm about the unconscious little one in a brief space of time. Kicking out with all his might, he rose to the surface like a duck. A life-preserver :floated near. Resting the little girl's head on it, he pushed it before him toward the ferryboat, the rail and end 0of which were now black with excited people. Several deck hands were standing outside the folding guards with ropes in their hands, and the moment Jack was seen to be within reach one of them flung his line so that it struck the water close to him. He seized the end with his disengaged hand, and the men began to pull him in at once. than ten minutes .from the time the girl was pitched into the river Jack had her back on board and regained the deck himself. Dripping like a large Newfoundland, he was instantly surrounded by an admiring group of passengers lond in their commendations on his courage and presence of mind. At the same time another throng gathered about the unconscious child, its well-nigh frantic mother, and the white-haircd old gentleman. "Cornc down into the boiler-room, young fellow," s poke up a strapping deck lrnncl, "and we'll dry your clothes for you." And .Tack, g lad to get rid of the attentions of the crowd, followed his guide to the warm regions beneath the engine room. "Hello!" exclaimed a grimy-faced stoker. "Been over board, eh?" "That's what he has," the deck hand. "Done what'll pubhis name in the papers, Jim. Jumped overboard after a little gal that fell in from the rail where she was sitting when that barge run us afoul." "Is that so?'' cried .Jim. "Tip us your flipper, lad; you'.ve, got the real thing iIJ you, all right." "Strip, young man. It WQn't take but. a moment or tw to take the moisture out of your clothes down here. I reckon you'll find it hotter than blazes afore you leave." "It isn't every fellow would do what you did," said the sweating coal-heaver, admiringly. "Oh, I didn't m!nd it; I'm a good swimmer," said Jack, modestly. "You ought to make a stake out of this," said the man, hanging the dripping garments about to the best advantage. "What do you mean?" "The little gal's people ought to be gua.teful enough to hand you out something handsome." "If it's money you mean," replied the boy, stoutly, "I shouldn't accept a cent." "You wouldn't?" gasped the man, in surprise. "Not a nickel." "Why not? You're entitled to something. You ought to have a new suit of clothes at any rate-the best that can be Jack was silent. "l\laybe you're well off and don't want nothing," said the stoker, after giving the furnace a rake with a long iron implement. "No, I'm not well off; but I don't take money for such a service as that." "Well, you're a curious kind of chap," replied the man, scratching his head and looking the naked but well-formed lad over from his head down. "I'd take money mighty quick if 'twas me as done the trick. I !''pose you're too proud, ch?" "You don't seem to understand," said Jack, who wished the .fellow would talk about something else. "Say," came a voice down the s toke-hole "send up that young fellow as soon as his things are dried. The gal's folks have been asking for him and want to see him bad." CHAPTER III. IN WHICH .TACK OF.TS A JOB IN WALL STREET. "What is your name, my boy?" asked the white-haired old gentleman who had accompanied the lad y and the little girl on the ferryboat when, a littl e later, just before the boat was ready to start on her return trip across the river, .Tack presented himself in hi s wrinkled and not thoroughly dried clothes before him in the waiting-room of the ferry house. The little girl and her mother had been taken to a nearby hotel, in order that the child's garments could be removed. "Jack Hazard." "And my name is Seymour Atherton. Well, Jack, you have placed my daughter and myself under the great est of obligations to you. You are a brave lad. Your courage and presence of mind saved the life of our dearest treasure, and it would be utterly impossibh J'. r ... :is to thank you sufficiently." "I hope you'll not co fl 'Ve bi>

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"Young man, it would trouble us a great deal more than you have any idea of if we did not make some little return that will show our appreciation of your gallant deed." "But I don't want to be paid for d{fing my duty, sir," objected Jack, with a flush. "I am not s peaking about payment, my lad, in the sense you perhaps imagine. Such a service as you have rendered us is quite beyond monetary reward," said the old gentleman, feelingly. "But it i s not impossible that we can do something in another way. I like your face. It i s a bright one, stamped with energy and determination. You will make your way in the world, I have not the l east doubt. It. will do you no harm to 'have a friend at court,' as the saying is. You must let us know you better." "I've no objection to that," sa id the boy, with a frank smile. "That's right," said Mr. Atherton, c h eerfu lly. "Now, in the first place, you have almost ruined your clothes. It i s only fair that you allow me to buy you a new suit at once." To this offer J ack made no objection. So he permitted the old ge11tleman to take him to a large furnishing goods store, where he was fitted out with new lmderclothes, shirt, tie, etc., and from thence to a clothing establishment, where one of the best suits was placed at his disposal, his own clothes being wrapped up and ordered to be sent to his home. "Now you must come with me i.o the hotel and let me introduce you to my daughter and the little girl who owes you such a debt of gratitude, when she grows older she will renlizc." Jack put up some liitle objection, but was overruled. "I presume you are out on some business for the house with which you are employed, but if you will give me the nam e and address I will make it all right for you." Then Jack blushingly admitted that he was out of work and had come to Brooklyn in seal'ch of a position which he had seen advertised. "Indeed," remarked the old gent lem an. "It will give me great pleasure to put you in the way of w11at you are in search, and at the same time give me an opportunity of knowing you better. How would you like to work in Wall Street?" "I should like it very much indeed," said Jack, eagerly. "My son will need a messenger boy in a day or so, as the lad he has is about to leave. You sha ll h ave the place I will telephone to him from the hotel and secure the posi tion for you at once." "I thank you very much, sir," said the boy gratefully. "My mother and sister dep end largely on me, and I am sorry to say that I really need a job very badly "I am glad to know that I can be of use to you in so important a particular, "said the old gentleman, in a tone of satisfaction. "Here we are; let us go in." The :first thing Mr. Atherton did was to get in com. h his son, a Wall Street banker and broker, good his promise to had been temporarily engaged by Mrs. Bruce ('i\hich was the name of :Jlr. Atherton's daughter) "Laura, dear, this is Jack Hazard, the boy who s a ved our little Fanny's life. You may remember he was sta nding near u s at the time Fanny fell into the river." We will not repeat what Mrs. Bruce said to Jack. She felt as all fond mothers do feel under the circ um stances, and expressed herself accordingly. She was deeply grateful for what the boy had done, and she brought him over to the bed where little Fanny lay covered up, waiting for her garments to dry, and made the child kiss him and say, "T'ank oo, Jack." While it is very nice to be praised, and all that, for doing a plucky action, s till our hero rather obje cted, on the whole, to be made a hero of. He was glad when the interview was over and he was permitted to take his leav e wHh a letter from 1\Ir. Atherton in his pocket addressed to "William Atherton, Wall Street," accompanied with instructions to present same immedi ately. It was a vastly different boy that walked across the Brooklyn bridge about eleven o'clock from the one who a couple of hour s before had crossed the river on the Fulton Ferry. His thrilling adventure, with its attendant results, ha d left an indelible mark upon him. He seemed to hav e grown older and more manly all at once. Not only that, but was now assured of a position-'and a good one, at that-in a secti on of the cit y and a business he had more than once r egarded with envy. "Won't mother and sis be glad when I go home and tell them," he mused as he stepped out with unusual vigor and glanced around on the promenade with eyes that fairly brimm ed over with happiness. "Yes; I feel I've got the chance of my life, and if I don't improve it, my name isn t Jack Hazard." He found Wall Street without any trouble, and he saw that the offices of William A {he rton ;ere on the second floor. "Is Mr. Atherton in?" he inquired of a clerk. "Yes; but he is engaged at present. What is your busi ness with him?" "Please give him thi s letter." "Any answer?" asked the clerk as he took it 'I guess so," replied Jack. "Take a seat, "said the clerk, brusquely, and walked away. In a moment or two Jack was requested to walk into the private office, and there found himself face to face with a well-built, florid-complexioned man of perhap s forty, who pointed to a chair alongside his desk and then regarded the boy keenly for a moment or two before he spoke. "I see you have rendered our family a special service young man," said William Atherton, in a genial way. "I should be glad if you would give me the particulats, as I natmally very much inletested." .II

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.fock ll'ith all due modesty related in as few words a,:; pm;siblc how he had saved the life of little Fanny Bruce. "Yon certainly deserve every word my father has said abo11t you in hi s letter. To liia gratitude I will now adcl mine-that onght to cover both our sen tim en t s fully. Anrl no11 I und e r sta nd you wish to enter thi s office as a me senger." "I hope you will give me trial," said Jack, earne tly. "Undoubtedly. You are recommended by my fatl1Pr, and what little I know about you pleases me. You look to be apt and bright. Are you well aeqtrninted with the lower pa rt of the ci:ty ?" "Yes, sir." "With whom were you last empfoyed ?" Jack told him and said h e could refer to the meinbets of the late firm. "It is scarcely necessary under the circumstances. Just writ e your full name and address on 1.hat pad. Thank you. Tlwt will be all. Your wages will be seven dollars to com mence with, and I shall advance you as circum tances per mit. You can start in to-morrow morning. The hours are ninr to five. Report to Mr. Bishop." 'i\ 'hen Jack left the office he was the happiest boy in New York. CHAPTER IV. HO'V .TACK l'ROPOSES TO RAISE THE RENT J\IONEY. Jack 1ras qui tr unprepared for the shock that awaited him when hr reM: hed home early thJt aternoon in high spirits. "Mother," he cried, dashing impetuously into the room where l\Irs. Hazard was aiisisting her daughter with he. work, "what do you think? I've got a dand y place in Wall Street, and I'm to get Reven dollars to commence with. "Thy, what's the matter?'' He stopped suddenly and re gardec1 theril. \rith some surprise. "You've both been cry ing What's up?" "We've met with a terrible misfortune, John," replied his mother. "Why, what has happened?" and the boy sat down with a ohade of apprehension in his face. "The money we had for the rent--" began Mrs. Hazard, slowly. "Well?" "It's gone." "Gone gasped Jack. "We think it was taken by somebody," put m Annie, sorrowfully "You don't mean that!" A few words of explanation made him as wise on the subject as they were themselves, and the boy looked down rudully at the carpet. "So you think Maggie i\lcFadden may pave taken it?" he said, presently "There was nobody else in here to-day, "said Annie. "As you didn't actually see her take it, of course we can't accuse her. She must have found out that you kept mo ' in that druwC'r nnd made up hrr mind to steal it at thP fir;:t rhance. She mmt have hC'en pretty slick to get away with it right l1ndet your Wrll, it's pretty tough. I nC've1 thought mi,rh of thr McFaddens. Maggie isn't m! sty l e of a girl, and Denny, hrr b1'other, hangs 'round with n rro\rd thAt T wouldn't think of af'Roclating with. Hr blows in moRt of hi wageil on hors e -racing. \Yell, mother, how nrc wr going to pay the reril ?" "That'R what worries me. The agent was here and waR nrncl1 pnL out becanRe I could noL pay him. He has allowed mt> three days to get the money together again. If thP rent is not paid by Friday he told me WC''d have to move." "Gee! This is simply Jlercc And to think that every lhing looked so bright lo me a while ago!'! "H I only knew where I cohld botrow fifteen dollar;;, we could pny it back in a little while, now that you have serurcd a position," said Mrs. Hazard. "You got the situation through one of thr 'World' aclR, dirln't you, John?" asked his siRter. "No, sis; and you cou1u never gueRR how I did get it. Thry don't often advertise those kind of "Dear me," said Annir, curiously, "clo tell us how you got it, then." "Why, John," interrupted hiA mother, in a tone of grrnt surprise, "where 011 earth did you get those clothes? I llidn't notice them tiU this moment," nnd she came over and examined his new suit. closcly "Why. it look" like an exjJensi\'e suit!" 1'1 guess it is, mother ; laughed Jack. "It was one of the best in the store." "Oh, J :ick," cried his sif;tet. eagerly, "do tell u s how yol1 came to get it. Where are thl:! clothes you had on thi s morning when you left hotne ?'' "I expect they will he delivered here some time to-day . The fact. of the matter is, I look a hasty bath in the Eaot RiYer." "John," gasped his mother, "what arc yon talking about?" Whereupon Jack related his exciting experiences of the morning and how it. had led to his getting the position of messenger in Mr. Atherton' office. "Why," exclaimed his sister, excitedly, "you'll have your name in the papers, and everybody will be caliibg you a hero." "I hope they won't lose any sleep ovet the matter;_ I know I sha'n't." "Well. the little girl would have been drowned only for you." "I guess she would/' admitted Jack. "I didn't expect to get anything for what I did; but all the same, I'm not kicking because I was presented with a good job. We need the money, sis." "WhC'n do you begin your duties?" "To-morrow mornirlg at nine o'clock." "And when do you get thtough ?" "Five o'clock." I,,,, J .V-. CO rl

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" I sho uld think you would be--;"' s miled hi s !'li s t er. .. N OI ", if we hadn' t lo s t the rent m o ne.), I think we would a ll be perfectly happy." I don't sec but that you'll hav e to l et me pawn a few of trinketF. mother. Whatever we'll lack to make up the full amount I ma y b e able to borrow from Eel P otLe r. If he's got it, he ll l e t ine hav e it right off the reel." "I've ahrays h ad a horror for a pawnshop,'' Mrs. Hazard, with a little shudder. "It brings the realization of one's too mu c h to heart.'' I k1101r, mother; but I don't see how "c can amid patronizing the place under our pre sent emergency. We must have the rent." "True," answered his mother, with a s igh ; "but I won't agree to l e t yo u go there until the la s t moment." That night Jack got three dollar s from his friend Eel, and at the sa me time told him he had got a si tuation in Wall Street. Potter \\as d e lighted to hear that his c hum had secured s uch ft fine job. "It's a great sight better than printing,'' he remarked ''I h ea r the men in our office every day say the trade is going to the clogs on account of the ma chines." "How i s that?" asked Jack. "\Yell, you see, an operator on a 1Hergenthaler can stac k up fort:v thou sand ems p e r da y and upward, according to the copy and his expertness, whil e a hand compositor i s lu cky t o ave rag e e i gh t thournnd. No, you sec, the lJiect:! hands. as they call 'em, aren't \Yanted an y mor e." "And that has thrown a lot of printeri:; ou t of "ork, has it?" "Rather." "And how do they make a liYing then?" "1 ome of them don't. Howcr e r, there's a reli e f fund or Unio n men that h elpt> 'em out. Many of the old piec e hanc1t:t lrnYe turne d tcp b e jobb e r s, and some of them have got to be proofr e adcrn. I'm getting tired o. the businc,;s my self, so if you h ea r of something that you think I could taeklc. 1'111 r e udy to make a c hange." "I'll keep my eyes open, Eel. I'd lik e to have you clown on Wall Street with me "Hello, Jack Hazard!" exclaimed another bo y, a mutual friend of both, named Wally Gray, joining them on the corner How docs your h ea d feel?" "Why, how s hould it feel?" a s ked Jack, in surprise. I thou ght it look ed kind of s 'vell ctl," grinned Wally \Yha t are you giving me?" "I s'pose y ou !mow all about it," \Vally said to Ed. "About what?" "Why, .Ta.ck, of course." "What are you tulking about?" "Hasn't he told yon what he did this morning?" "Say, Jac k, asked Ed, in a puzzled way, "what is Wally barking abmt ?" "And you haven't read to-night's 'World' or Journal'," hen run ov r o t e d buy'o .iou sornethmg that'll surprise you. Hold on; Here's a boy with a bunch of 'em." Ed bought a paper. "'ally grnbbed it and presently pointed out an article the nature of which Jack knew fully, for he had bought an earlier editio n of two afternoon paper s for his mother and sister. It was a pretty correct account of the rescue of little Fanny Bruce, daughter of George Bruce, of Chicago, and granddaughter of Seymour Atherton, a. retired New York broker, who had fallen from a Fulton ferryboat into the East Hiver, by a la.c1 of eighteen, named Jack Hazard, who lived at No. 80 ---Street. 'Gee wltiz !" exclaimed Ed, with bulging eyes. "Was that really you?" Jack g rinned. "You n erer said a word to me about it, and we've been tanding here half an hour,'' s aid Potter, in an injured tone. "I didn' t feel like blowing my horn on the subject, and I knew you'd see the account in the paper after you'd gone over the baseb::ill news." "Well, I'm blowcd if this i s n't a surprise," sa id Ed. "It knocked me all lop s ided," c hipped in Wally., "I s' pose you\e been intervie wed b y the reporters like any other great man?" ea id Ed, with a chuckle. "I've seen one or hYo." "You ought to make a good thing out of this, Jack. The paper says that the old gent i s a money-bag," said Ed, with a t\Yinkle in hi s eye "Didn't he hand :you a liberal c heck? "Doesn't look like it, doe s it, when I've just borrowed three dollar off you?" right; but I s'potie he'll btump up in a day or so." \Vhat for?" demanded Jack, Hharply. "Why, f.or yanking hi s granddaughter out of the wet, of cotmic," grinned Eel. "N omem;e l He won' t clo anything of the kind." "Then he'll be a mighty mean--" "H ola on the re cried Jack. He't; clone a ll I 'rould accept. He got me job and I'm pcr:fectly sat i sfied." "'!'hat's something, of course; but you'll hav e to work for all the money you'll get out of that. He might have given you a nice present also." "He presented me with a new suit of clothes." "What's that? Didn't you get your own soaked?" "Well, I'm not kicking, so I guess we'll talk about some-thing else." A few minutes laterthe three boys parted company. CHAPTER V. HOW JACK ADDS ANOTHJm FEATHER TO HIS CAP. Next morning J nck appl'ared at Mr. William Atherton's office a few minutes before nine o clock, ready for business.

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Mr. 13isl'ld'p' 1faun't arfi"-Vect, so r c the outer office and waited for him. He came about ten minutes later, a,nd Jack reported to him as he had been told to do. The manager looked him over attentively and seemed to be pleased with his looks. "Well, Jack," said Mr. Bishop, "Mr. Atherton has spoken to me about you. You seem to be a smart boy, and that is what we want here. You appear to have acquired something of a reputation for nerve and cool-headedness for one so young. You have made good friends for yourself by your courageous act of yesterday, which, I see, is reported in the morning papers. It remains for you now to justify the excellent opinion they have formed of you. Now, as to your immediate duties, you will, for the rest of the week, assist our messenger, whose place you have been employed to fill. He will leave on Saturday. I presume you are tolerably acquainted with the financial district." "Yes, sir," replied Jack, respectfully. "Very good. Now come inside, and I will niake you acquainted with the boy you a re to succeed." Frank Simpson, the messenger, was perched on a high stool at a desk, sorting over a pile of papers for the head clerk. He was a pleasant-featured boy of fifteen and appeared to be glad to know his successor. "\Vhere have you been working?" he asked Jack. "I was employed by Hogg & Newman, in Stone Street, but the firm went up a couple of weeks ago." "Never worked in Wall Street, then?" "No." "Well, you've struck a dandy place when you caught on here. How did you come to get the tip?" Evidently Simpson hadn't read about Jack's adventure in the papers. "Mr. Seymour Atherton sent me here." 'Ob, I see; you arc acquainted with the old gent." .Tack nodded, but did not mention how that acquaintance came about. "Then I guess you're solid, all right," added Simpson. "There, I'm through now. Come outside." '.rhe two boys walked into the outer office and took pos session of a. couple of chairs in a corner. "This is your post. When the boss or the manager wants you he taps a bell and you answer it-sec?" Jack understood, and an instant later Mr. Bishop's bell sounded. "I'll take the call," said Simpson, skipping over to the manager's private office. He was back in a moment. "You're to deliver this envelope at the address, on Ex change Place, and wait for an answer. I'm off for the Seaman'i; Bank." The boys seized their hats, descended the stairs together with a hop, skip and a jump, and parted at the door. Jack turned down Broad Street, crossed over, passed the Stock Exchange, and hastened along until he came to Ex change Place, a narrow thoroughfare, more like a lane j 7 which was somewhat gloomy even on the brightest days because of the tall buildings that fringed both side He easily found the number he wanted, took an elevator, and was carried to the top floor. "Number Ninety-six, to your left," said the elevator man as Jack stepped out into the corridor. Numberless doors, the upper part of which were fitted with frosted glass bearing the name of a firm, stared the bo y in the face as he hurried forward and turned down a shorter corridor to the left as he had been directed to do. No. 96 was at the extreme end of the corridor facing him, so he had nothing to do but walk straight ahead, turn the handle of the door and enter. He delivered the envelope to a dudish-looking clerk and then :flopper1 down on a cane chair. At that moment there was a sudden commotion in the private office of the firm. All the clerks looked up in a startled way as a man's voice exclaimed, in hoarse accents: "I tell you I'm utterly ruined I can't deliver that stock by noon, and since you refuse to let up on me, Hartz, there's nothing left for me to do but this--" "You're crazy, man-put down that revolver!" in. lower but not less excited tones. The words were followed by the noise of a struggle in the private office. A heavy chair was overturned, and then the second voice cried, "Help!" Every one of the clerks dropped his pen and started for the little door marked "Private," but before one could reach it the door flew open with a bang, and a big man, wild-eyed and disheveled, appeared, struggling to shake off the hold of a smaller man with a sharp cast of countenance, who had a firm grip on his right arm, in the hand of which was grasped a cocked revolver. "I tell you I will do it!" cried the large man, in fren zied tones, making a violent effort to free himself. He swung Hartz, who was the head of the firm that occu pied the offices, around as i he had been a feather, flooring three of the clerks, who went down like so many cornstalks before the sweep of the old-time scythe. And Hartz, losing bis grip, went on top of them. The big man, then rushing clear of the group, raised the. revolver to his head. But Jack, who had jumped to his feet at the commence ment of the rumpus, divining his intention, cleared the rail at a bound and grabbed his arm just as he pulled the trigger. The sharp explosion mingled with the splintering of glass as the bullet grazed the would-be suicide's temple and c rashed through the window pane fronting on Exchange Place. Partly stunned, the desperate man staggered forward two or three feet and then sank down, while Jack succeeded in wrenching the pistol from hi s relaxed fingers. By this time Mr. Hart:z and his selves up and were .. t.. d "I., :, r -: ,, or C''VI' ,._..J .J"

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of blood, from which they seemc!d to infer that the big man had succeeded in destroying himself. The shot had aroused all the offices along the corridor, and brokers, clerks, visitors, and others came rushing out. Nobody knew exactly whence the report had come, but somebody opened Hai:tz's door and looked in, and he saw enough to satisfy him of the true state of affairs. Others crowded in after him, and soon the intelligence flew through the building that a man had committed suicide in Broker Hartz's office. "Gentlemen I Gentlemen!" cried Hartz, wt.Ting his arms. "Please don't crowd in here. Schultz," to a clerk, "telephone to the precinct station for an officer and a doc tor. Gentlemen, I beg of you to stand back." Jack, kneeling beside the big man, wiped the blood away from the scalp wound. "He'll be all right in a minute or two," said the boy to the excited broker, who seemed to have lost his head over the affair. "He didn't kill himself, eh?" said Hartz, in shaky tones. "No; I grabbed the revolver in the nick of time." "Where did the bullet go?" ';It smashed one of your window panes." "\Vhat have you done with the revolver?" "I've got it in my pocket." "You'd better let me have it before he revives." "He's coming to now," said Jack, handing the weapon to the broker, who rushed into his private office and hid it. The big man, whose name Jack had found out was Oliver Bird recovered his senses and looked blankly around as if he didn't comprehend what had happened to him or where he was. "How do you :feel now, sir?" asked Jack, assisting him to rise. "Feel? Why, what's the matter with me? I didn't have a :fit, did I?" The boy didn't eel like making an explanation, for he knew the man would realize the situation in a moment. "Let me assist you into th e private office, sir," he sug gested, thinking it well that Mr. Bird s hould be removed from the curiou s gaze and remarks of the outsiders who blocked up the space outside the railing. Oliver Bird made no objection to this, but as soon as his eyes fell on the face of Mr. Hartz everything came back to him like a flash. He glared at the broker, and for a moment it looked to Jack a if there was going to be trouble. Hartz, however, staved it off by s aying, quickly: "Sit down, Mr. Bird and we'll talk the matter over again. I've decided to l et you have twenty-four hour s in which to settle up." As Bird sank into the chair, apparently pacified, Jack retired and shut the door "You've got something going back to Atherton's, haven't '' h dude clerk. "I it's with a grin. "Bless me! So it is. Just wait a moment And he rushed over to the head bookkeeper, who, with the cashier, was trying to induce the mob to leave. Jack had to wait several minutes before another envelope was handed to him to take back. While he was waiting for it several of the clerks gathered about him, complimented him on his nerve and presence of mind, and asked him his name. On his way to the elevator he passed an officer and a man in plain clothes, aiming for Hartz's office. "Gee!" he said to himself "I guess it's a mighty lucky thing for Bird I was on hand. He evidently meant to put that into his brains." CHAPTER VI. WHAT JACK PICKED Ul' ON WA.LL STREET. "Hello! What kept you so long? exclaimed Frank Simpson when Jack entered the outer office on his return from his Exchange Place errand. "There was a little excitement over at Hartz's office that tangled everybody up. I'll tell you about it in a moment.'' And Jack steered himself into the manager's office, deliv ered the envelope, and explained the cause of the delay. "What! Oliver Bird tried to blow his brains out in Hartz's office, eh? I heard he was one of the shorts that were badly squeezed yesterday in D., P. & Q. stock," said Mr. Bishop. "How did the affair end?" Jack explained as modestly as possible the hand he had had in the matter. "Upon my word, you saved the man's life, then. Why, Bird, is a big, strong man, and he must have been half crazy at the time. How did you manage to do it?" "I made a jump and grabbed his hand just as he pulled the trigger . That's all I know about it." "Your presence of mind prevented a sad tragedy. Bird is a good fellow, and it is evident Hartz turned the screws on him down to the last notch. Nothing short of absolute ruin would cause Oliver to lose his head. The fact that he had a revolver shows that he went to Hartz in a des perate frame of mjnd. It seems to me, young man," added Mr. Bishop, with a smile, "that you are determined to keep your name before the pub1ic. If you are not interviewed by a reporter inside othirty minutes I shall be much sur prised.'' "Say, Jack, you're a wonder!" exclaimed Frank Simp son, after the new messenger had narrated to him the affair at Hartz's office. "I've just been reading the account in the 'Herald' of how you the boss's niece, Fanny, from drowning in the East River. All the cle:x;ks are talking about you. Gee! I wish I had your nerve!'' But the two boys hadn't much time for talking. usiness was beginning to rush on Wall Street.

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..... .,,., .. .. \: ............. ----. -.Simpson was presently sent on an errand down Broad I noteH. And that wa:i all. No memorandum, and no n Street, and shortly afterward .Tack was sent to the New or address either inside or out ide. Street entrance of the Stock Exchange with an envelope "Gee whiz!" he exclaimed. "Sixty seven hundred for Mr. Atherton, who was busy on the floor. lars, and no clue to the owner! And to think I'd 1 It was several minutes before he was able to reach Mr. passed it by like a score of other people have done, i Atherton, and during that interval the boy gazed upon the hadn' t been for that little messenger kid kicking it alr,, tumultuous cene before him with something like wonder, into my hands. Who dors it belong to? Some fellows for it was new to him might say--ancl Denny McFadden is one of that kindT1ie crowd of brokers was divided into a dozen or more thnt finding::; i s keepings, bnt l'm not built that way. I'll groups, more or les s clearly defined, shrinking or increasing hand it over to Mr. Bishop, and perhaps he will hear of the jn size from time to tirne as the excitement grew or waned party that lost it. At any rate, it doe:m'l belong to me, around that particular bone of contention. and 1 have no right to keep it." And the roar and hubbub :flo1red and ebbed in like man-ner in different sections of the Exchange floor. "I'll sell a thousand at eighty-six and an eighth shouted Mr. Atherton. At this, half a dozen clamorous hands wer e raised and shaken at him furiously. "Any part of a thousand at eighty-six," continued the broker. At this, Jack saw Hartz break into the circle with his hand upraised and a wild Comanche yell. Atherton said something, and both men made entries on their tablets. Shortly afterward Mr. Atherton withd rew from the bunch, and then Jack saw his opportunity to deliver his Jack, who had been brought up to regard honesty as the best policy, stoweQ. the envelope away in an inside pocket of his jacket, and then mounted the stairs leading to Oliver Bird's office. The boy was admitted to Mr. Bird's inner sanctum, and the big broker no sooner recognized him than he jumped up from his desk, and, seizing him by both hands, shook them warmly. "By George! I don't know how to thank you for saving my life. this morning," he said, in a voice that quiv ered with emotion. "I certainly was not in my right senses at the time, and but for your quickness and nerve I would have been a corpse a moment later. Think what a shock you have saved my family! Young man, I shall be grateful message. H e received several slips in r eturn, with orders to hurry to you all my life." back to the office. And while he spoke 11e held on to the boy's hands. Simpson was out, and he had no chance this time to "All I can say, Mr. Bircl. is that T am glad I happened warm the seat of the chair, for l\Ir. Bishop sent him out to be on hand," said .Tack, frankly. "I hop you won't again immediately. \\'Orry about what you owe me. I'd have done the same And he was kept on tho go with scarcely a chance to thing for anyone else under the same circumstanceR." swnllow a cup of coffee and eat a sandwich, unti.1 after the "But T sha11 worry abo11t it, young man, until I have Exchange closed, at three o'clock. clone something for yon to Rh ow my gratitiide." "Mr. Bird has been here inquiring for you, Jack," said "I don't want you to cTo anything for me, sir. I'm perMr. Bishop. as the lad laid the firm's bank book on his satif;fiecl with knowing that T saved you from doing a desk after making the day's deposit. "He want s to see rash art." you at his offiCl.'-1) You had better run over now." "But that won't sati fy me." "All right, sir." And the lad passed out into the street .Tack 11as again. "Mr. BiRhop told me thnt you are the hoy who saved Mr. As he approached the entrance of a certain prominent Atherton'R little niecr from kecl Hartz and hi s chirt' it, for the ll'ay it had flown through the air s howed it to clerk about you. but they could tell me nothing more than Le at l east a bit weightier than an empty env e lope that you came thrre from Atherton's, And it was, for a fact. only way I located ,i-As Jack hurrieL1 on, he counted s ix one-thou sa nd-dollar, .1,1use to,ni 1',. fl "I uu. .... o:ie five-hundred-dollar, and two one-hnndr e d dollar bf!: ' ,.)"

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All right," Jack, \vho :. efu s e the broker' s r e quest. d : I'll try and call about eight o clock," said the )Joy, cheershrtune !" m!J,nager after he had C0J!nted the hills "It would be to us; but probably the ma11 whe it "On Wall Street, this s ide of the OoNconsiders such IJ,n amount[), Jnere bagatelle." l'lSl1"V." -r'!!'u.i "Did you And the ewuer ?" Mr. Bis hop lookeE} at him there was nothing in t)rn envelope to identify the "I don t want any grea t e r evidence thii.g th! that you tJers on to whem the meney belonged. l\fr. Bishop sl)ys we are a thoroughl y lwyest lad/' Jle f)aid, emph1J.tica!ly. may expect to see it advertised for, probably to morrow wHl be g!"eatly please<\ to h ear of It w&uld merniJ.'!g." certainly be a great temptation for man y boys and for that matter, many mep, to hold en to this mo11ey and say 11oth ing about it-the !llOfe especially as there is nothing ejther on or in s ide the envelope to ic1e11tify t]1e owner. I will be glad to attend to tJle matter. the amot1nt i s a large one, it will probably be for at once. Whatever rew11-rd i s offered, it will of cqurse be qu!te r!gJlt for you to 11-ccept." Mr. Bj s hop deposited the env e lope, just as it wa!l, il} "Surely you will get something for returni:g t4e money," said his f)ister. "I s hall be satisfied if I get fifteen dollars, so mother can pay the agent Friday." "You ought to get a great deal more tqan that. A goocl people 1roul(} keep that rponey, had they founcl it. in the way you diq. You ougqt tq get at least one hundreq dollar s." offic e safe, aiid soon afte!'Ward the office closed for tqe day, "Well, if I'IP offered a hundre d I sha'n't refuse it, sis and Jac k s tartec1 to wa1J\ uptown s topping on Vandewater You and mother need a new dress each, anJ I should like treet for hi s chlflll, Ed Potter, who got away at 5 :30. to get them for you." CJ:!APTER VII. IN WHICH JACK RE STORE S Tn E OBLmrn YELLOW ENVELOPE AND ITS !'0 ITS OWNER. Of cour s e Jack had a budget of inte resting news to tell his si s ter at the supper table that night. "Oh, Jack! How could you do it?" exclaimed Annie when he describ e d how he grabbed the loaded revolver just as Oliver Bird fir e d it. "We ll s is, I n e ver s topped to consider why I did itthe whol e thing was over in a moment." "And y ou actually s aved the life?" "Mr. Bird is sure or it, t11at's the way the evening paper s put it, so--" "What! I s i t printed in the paper ? Let m e s e e, c ried his s i s ter, exc !tedl y .Tac k p o int e d out th e artic l e to h e r and s he began t o read it with a great d e al o.f int e rest "But that i s n t a ll tha t h a pp e n ed t o m e," grinne d the 1 l of Iris h 1:1tew f\ John,'' "It's v e ry like you, Jack, to think of us fir st; but we'll talk about all that when we see what yoq do realize out of your find." "All right," s aid Jack, helping himself to another hot bisc1:1it. "The whole neighborhood is talking about yo1:1, Jack," said his sister. "l\fore than a doze n peo ple whom we nernr saw before were in her e to-day talking to mother and saying ever so many -flattering thing s about y on. N01r, when read to-night s paper I'm afraid we s hall have anoth e r cr owd to-morrow Why, you'll be consid e red a reguhir h e ro." "I'd like it better if they wouldn't ib')rest them sehes s o much with our sis," s11id J a1.;k, in a tone of annoy ance. "They woillcln't nwke themselves R O prominent if w e w e re c1ispo becau s e we couldn't pay oqr r ent." "I'm afraid we'll hiw c to s ubiit with the best grace we can. It i s on e of tl! e p e nalties of new s pap e r notoriety. n After s upper Jack starte d to \ralk uptown to No. ;::)ixty -second Street as h e didn t feel that he conld afford 1:arfare. H e rea chrd )fr. Bird 's resjde nce, a fours tory brown s ton e fro n t a little afte r eig ht o 'cloc k H e was v e r y kindly receiv e d by the broker and hi s family, who re g ard e d him a s the i:;avior of the hou s ehold. H e s p e n t a ver y pleasant h our, an<1 when he ins isted that s time; for him to go :Mrs Bird s tepped up and pre.

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-" ---nted L gold watcfi chain as a small token of their gratitude and esteem. ,;'gyou can," cashier you the carfare." to i ,, Jack was very much surprised, not expecting anything of the kind, and for the first time in his life he was at a loss how to suitably express himself. The very first thing Jack did ne;-d; morning when he reached the office was to look over the "Lost and Found" column in the "Herald," but he failed to :find anything having reference to the money he had found. "Hello!" exclaimed Frank Simpson, who sat beside him, reading the "World." "Say, this is pretty tough!" "What's tough?" asked' Jack, without looking up. "Why, here's a story about a woman who lost a big wad of money yesterday." "What's that?" asked Jack, with sudden interest. "She and her husband had been saving up and pinching themselves for the last twenty years to save eough money to buy a house where they could spend their old age in security and comfort. They did buy a house, but the city took it on a valuation because it stood in the way of the new bridge, and they received sixty seven hundred dollars. They left this money with the Blank Trust Company, on Wall Street. After looking a,round some time, they bought another house, and yesterday the woman drew the money from the trust company to pay for it and for the new furni and other things they wanted; but when she got home she found that she had lost the envelope containing the money somewhere on the st:teet, but just where she has no idea. She's about crazy over' her loss. Gee whiz! If that isn't hard luck, I don't know what is/' concluded young Simpson, emphatically. "Where does she live?" asked Jack, in a tone of great excitement. "It's down here somewhere," answered Frank, looking over the article. "Here it is, No. Prescott Street, Bronx." "Let me have the paper," cried Jack, grabbing it eagerly. He glanced over the article with feverish interest; then he rushed into :Mr. Bishop's office and pointed it out to that gentleman. "I guess there' s no doubt but this woman is the perEon who lost the very money that you picked up yesterday. The amount, as well as other particulars, corresponds. Go around to the Blank Trust Company and have them de scribe the woman and the notes they paid her. The cashier will probably have a memorandum of the banks that issued the large notes, at any rate. If the list corresponds with those in the envelope in the safe, you bad better take the package up to the address given in the 'World,' and if the woman can describe the money with reasonable acc1.uacy and her description coincides with that furnished by the trust company, you will be pretty safe in restoring to her the sum she lost. I am very glad, for the poor woman's sake, that you ''ere the one v:ho found her money." Jack followed the manager's suggestions, and the result was that they were both satisfied they had located the right ful owner of the $6, 700. "Start right up there now, Jack, and get back as tr b,. '1 It was something over an hour before Jack rei address printed by the "World"-a small; two-sto ful building, one of a rmr of six, on a. side s treet 1 chester A venue. He rang the bell and a boy answered, holding wa "I should like to see Mrs. Breeze," said Jack, in a busi ness-like way. "Are you a reporter?" a s ked the boy, doubtfully. "Well, hardly," grinnerl the you11g messenger. "I'm from Wall Street." "Who are you talking to, Bobbie?" asked a woman's voice rather petulantly. "There's a boy here from Wall Street who says he wants to see you," answered the young hopeful. "What does he want?" "What do y-0u want?" repeated the lad. "I want to see Mrs. Breeze in reference to the money she lost. "Let him come in," and Jack was admitted. A sad-faced woman of fifty, with her eyes swollen from "eeping, made her appearance from a back room. "Has any trace been found of my money?" asked the woman, with suppressed eagerness. "If you will describe the noi:s as well as you can remem ber them, I will be able to answer you," said Jack, who saw that M:rs. Breeze's personal description exactly corre sponded with that furnished by the trust company. "The six one-thousand-dollar bil -ls were new, but I didn't notice the name of the bank either on them or on the other notes, one of which was a five-hundred-dollar and the other two one-hundred. I had them in a large, oblong envelope. That is all I can say about them." "I think you have described them correctly," said Jack, producing the envelope he had picked up. "Is this your property?" The woman pounced on the envelope like a hawk, opened the flap, took Ol,1t the money and counted it with eager eyes; then, satisfied that it was all there, restored to her in the most wonderful manner after she had given it up for lost, she sank back in her chair and began to cry con vulsively. After a moment or two she recovered her composure and inquired of Jack how the money had been found. He told her how he had picked it up close to the en trance of the trust company. She had drawn the money at two o'clock and Jack had found it close on to four. It seemed incredible that an envelope containing such a large sum of money could have laid on the sidewalk of a prominent thoroughfare like Wall Street, glanced at and walked over by many people, and yet no one had had the curiosity to pick it up. "What is your name?" asked Mrs "Jack j( ., o rl '.'.X ou_...a.r ' J. :Jf.J.

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mothe r and that she is very proud of you. This money you' have r et urned to me i s the saving s of our entire life. I d o n t like to think wha t the r e sult might have been if it had been los t for good and all. A s te s timony of our grati tude I wan t you to acc ept th e s e two bills, and she offered Jac k th e two hundred-dollar notes "No, m a 'am," s aid the boy. "I couldn t think of taking s o much money from you. " But you mus t, or you will take away half the pleasure I feel at the recovery of my money. Really, it i s a great deal less than you really deserve. I in s i s t that y o u accept them," said Mrs. Breeze firmly forcing th e bill s into his hand. Jack saw she was intensel y earnest in her demand, and with some reluctance he put them in his pocket. "I am very happy indeed that you have got your m o ney back," he said as he rose to go. "I feel like another woman to what I did before you came here. Be sure I shall not soon forget the honest lad to whoi:ri I am ind e bted for its recovery," w ere her last words a s Jack ran down the steps after bidding good-bye. CHAPTER VIII. A DERELICT OF WALL STREET On his way back to th e office Jack s topped at the Sea man' s Bank on the corner of Wall and P e arl Street s and opened a ac c ount for $150 The balanc e of the $200 he had rcceiml fro m M rs. Breeze h e h an d ed over t o h i s m o ther w hen he got home t h at nig ht. Y o u may b e sure there was great jo y in that littl e homeho l d over this u n e x pected windf a ll, and now the futur e looked very bri ght for them indeed. On Satu r day afternoon Frank Simp son severe d his conne ction with Mr. Ath e rton 's office, and the two boys parted in a n especiall y cordi a l way Nothing of an y moment occurred during the next three or four months to inte rrupt the r egular routine of Jack's du t ies. H e and bis chum Ed Potter both had the Saturday half holida y durin g the s ummer, and they put it in mostly play ing ball up a t th e Olympic Fi eld. One day Jack learned that Hartz's messenge r was a bout to leave him S O he called OD the broker and asked him if h e would give hi s friend Potter a trial. Hartz who had a good opinion of Hazard readily agreed to oblige him, s o next day Ed came down to Wall Street and Jack introduced him to Hartz. In a day or so, Potter was taken into Hartz's office on trial and proving s atisfactory was t old that he would be advanced if he deserved it, whe n the opportunity presented its elf Jlla.l! It i s possible if there was an y choice in that matter, Jack lik e d Mill i e Price, th e s tenographer and typewriter better than an yone e l s e Most' eve ryon e s aid she was a pretty girl, and what everybody g e nerall y says goes. She was certainly att ractive in her mann e rs, vfracious in her talk, and generally polite a nd agreeabl e in her d e portment. She was a s mart worker, was well up in her bus iness, and h a d the confid ence o f the firm. "She ha s a leve l head and doe sn't put on an y air s," said Jack to his friend Ed one day whe n h e was s peakin g about her. "I s'pose she gets good pay," remarked Potter. "I believe she gets twelve dollars. She lives in Brooklyn with her mother, who is a widow; and I guess all the m o n e y they have is what she mak e A "She i s n t the only girl that s upports her home." "That's right,'.' nodded Jack and then the y began to talk of some thing else. Next da y Jack happened to be over at Hartz 's office on bus ine s s for hi s firm whe n a seedy-lookin g old man with a dissipated and dejected a s p e ct shuffle d into th e place "I want to s e e Mr Hartz," he s aid in a tre mbling voice. "Mr. Hartz i s engaged," r e pli e d the c le rk turning away. Jus t then Hartz came out of hi s pri v at e room, and the v isitor motion e d to him in an eager s ort of w ay. "Well," s aid the brok e r c o ldly, a s h e s tepped up t o the railin g y our a .ccoun t i s closed, Mr Tu ggs W e sent you a n o t ice and as you difln t respond had to close you out at twe nty-two, with a balance again st you. J e nkins," ad d r e s sing hi s head b ookkeeper "prepar e a s tate ment of Mr. Tugg s account and hand it to m e with n o ti c e of sale. Sit down Mr. Tnggs. Stateb1 e nt ready pres e ntly," and Mr Hartz re-enter e d his sanc tum while the cus tom e r with a gesture of despair, totter e d over to the indicator and exam ined it with hungr y eyes. Jack had overheard it all, and he watched thi s old der e lict of Wall Street with s ympathetic eyes. "Who i s he ? he inquir e d of th e clerk who had brought him the envelope he was to take bac k to Ath e rton's. "Whom do you m e an? Oh, Tugg s ?" and the dapper clerk laughed s neerin g ly. "He's got to be a regular nuisance round here, and we'r e trying to get rid of him. He was rich once-a retir e d manufacturer, I think, who caught the Wall Street feve r H a rtz ha s always been his broker and I guess has sheared him down to his la s t dollar. At any rate he u sed to shove l the doug h in at a c o mfort able rate but somehow or anoth e r h e was nearly always on the wrong s id e of th e mark e t and of l a t e hi s investm e nt s haven't amounted to shucks. Besides, he's tak e n to drink ing and has grown s o dis reputabl e in hi s looks th a t the boss doesn't care to have him around an y mor e This last deal of his was two hundr e d shares of L e banon and Jericho, which he bought o n a ten-per-c ent mar g in, a s u s ual for a d I guess it took his last dollar. It's fair s tock, b

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I 'Ji.' '{ --r :d. lit''t.,Wf1 .-"'\ -'i:Jn Yv_a 1 commg out when he should have sold out. But he d1dnft; of an office bmldmg with a bundle m lus hand. expected it would go higher, of course, like all the lamb:>. He looked more despairing than ever, if that could be 'l'hen it began to drop, and ever since it's been below thirty-possible. two he's been on the anxious seat," with a grin. "He'd He s tood for minutes, looking up and down the drop in a dozen times a day and ask questiens about it. thoroughfare as if not l\nowing which way to go. He ga,ve us all a pain; so I guess Hartz thought it was time T'hen he started across the s treet, i:;taggering like a to choke him off." drunken man, just as an express wagon c ame s\ving{ng along "He couldn't cfose him out unless the stock went c1own at a rapid rate. ten per cent," said Jack. Jack sprang forward just in the nick of til!le to save "Of course not,n replied the clerk; "but it got pretty him from being trampled on by the horses. close to the danger mark day before yesterday, a.nd we sent "Where in thunder are you going to?" the driver yelled him a demand for more margiu.'i at him in an angry tone. "Aud he ceuldn't produce?" Tuggs took no notice of the remark. "He didn't. Just before the Exchange closed Lebanon Indeed he seemed hardly censcious that he had just es-and Jericho touched twenty-two." caped a grave peril. "And Mr. Hartz sold ogt i"' He s tood sw. aying t-0 and fro in Jack's grasp like some scarecrow that had come from a cernfteld. -"Not at all. so!llething else tQ qo tlill P t.hink-" Let me help you acros s," said the boy. ing about that measley little Tuggs looked at him with lack-lustre eyes and stepped "But I heard pim the man he haq hhn <>1Jt at eut as Jack pulled him along b y the arm. twentytwo," Jack. "Well," said the clerk, with a wink, are mpre ways thl).n OI!e of }{illing The bosi'l saw a chance of getting rid ef a!l U!lde;;irable when he J:!Oted that the had touched twenty-two, tP.ough the Jast quoti).tiep., a few mi11utes later, was twenty-four end three-eighths. He simply made an arrangeP')ent this moring with another broker and told J to an entry of t4e transaction as having occurred yesterday and fo report him closed out at twenty-two-see? rrhat's done every day," nodding good bye to Jack. boy lJnde:rstooc1, and his lip cmled at the meanness of the transaction, for the steal was small. Not only that, b11t Jack knew tp.at most reputable brokers, in a case where a man been a gooq Cl\stomer of the house, would sooner have &trained a point in his favor than have worked the squeeze game him. B11t Hartz wasn't accust-Omed to do businest1 in that way. "I'm dead sorry for the poor old fellow," J!lurmure4 Jack, turning to leave, just as Jen.kins came over 3.lld thrust the statement into Tuggs' trembling fingers. T]'ie old fellow looked at it "I believe it's all a lie," he said, hoarsely. believe has sold my stock at all. It touched twenty-two, and he reports it solcl at the lowest price, though it rose imme diately to twenty-four and three-eights. They credit it on my account at and it is now thirty, and they stca 1 a profit to ttrnmselves of over eight hundred dollars, and cast me out a beggar. It closed a.t twenty=two and three-eighths, epened at twenty-two and five-eighths. It is infamous! But what can I do? I am mined. I am helpless. I am utterly at the merc y of this man H e is rir' 1 wit4 the money he ha s taken from fool s like me and ye(; he will not help me." Jack li s tened to h!s raving s in 8ilent pity and h e ld the door open for to totter out. Lii.tcr in the day, after the Exchange had .r b-: "Where are you going?" asked Jack, after he had landed him on the sidewalk. "I clon't know," said Tuggs wearily. "I guess you'd better go home, hadn't you?" suggested the young me sse nger. "Home?" muttered the old man, in an absent kind of way. "Where clo you live?" asked Jack curiously. The boy had to repeat the question before he learned that Tuggs was stopping at the Mill s House-that haven for derelicts of all ages and conditions. "Gee!" thought the young messenger, "if he was a retired manufacturer once, h e's sunk pretty low. I guess Wall Street has much to answer for." CHAPTER IX. JAo:ir's FIRST INVEST11ENT. The old man dropped his package on the sidewalk, and the string becoming undone the contents were spilled out. Jack st-Ooped down to pick them up and found they were certificates of some kind of mining stock he had never heard of. Each one r ep resented 500 share:o o f the Gopher G0ld Mining Company, of Bullfrog, Nevada. At the sight of them Tllgg s seemed to brighten up a bit. "Do you want to buy them P" he asked, eagerly. What are they worth?" asked Jack, s miling at the i
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money to pay for them. cash," said Jack, aloud. "Hartz is one of the slickest men on the Street," saic1 "Nobody will buy them," replied Tuggs, sadly. Mr. Bird, "and one of the hardest, too, as I know to my "vVhy not?" cost. There isn't a particle of mercy in his make-up. He's "I don't know." ruined half a dozen brokers, to my certain knowledge. If "They can't have a market value, then." it hadn't been that my rash attempt on my life that morning "The company says they're worth ten cents a share. I frightened him into making a certain concession, I should paid three cents for them more than a year ago." have been down and out. As it is, he didn't lose anything, "Perhaps the company'll buy them in, then," suggested and I was able to weather the storm." Jack. "I have it from one of Hartz's clerks that the old man "I don't know. Their office is in Demer." left all hi money at their office. I should think he'd do "Why don't you write to the company?" something for an old customer who had been so unfortu"I want some money now-to-day. I haven't a cent to nate." pay my room rent or get something to ent," wailed the ol
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head. "Oh, by the way; who do you suppose was in here C: IL\PTE R X inquiring for you while you were out?" "Couldn't guess, Millie, unless it was the Mayor, who is HOW JACK ACQUIRED INSIDE INFORMATION. a particular friend of mine," said Jack, with a grin. "What a ridiculous hoy you are! It was Mr. Seymour One morning Jack was sent to deliver a package of Atherton." important papers at the office of a well-known millionaire "No; is that a fact?" said the boy, with evident interest. capitalist. "I should like to have seen him." Entering the reception-room, he found Hartz and another "And he had your little mash with him, too," said Millie, prominent broker standing by one of the windows, talking with a mischievous smile. in a Jow tone together. "What's that? What are you getting off?' ; They did not notice him right away, and though the boy "Don't you really know who 1 mean?" made no effort to listen to their conversation, of which he "Of course I don't. I have_n't any mash i.mless it's yourcouldn't hear much any way, a bit of valuable information self," grinned Jack. came to him quite unexpectedly that set him thinking very "Haven't you got a cheek!" laughed the steno grapher, hard as he marched inside to deliver his package to the blushing. "Well, then, I'll tell you who it was. It was capitalist in the private office. Fanny Bruce, and she looked just too cute for anything." He had heard Hartz and the other broker talking about a "I'd liked to have seen her, too," said Jack. certain stock which they were going to corner. "She's the loveliest little ,girl, 1 think, I ever saw," said They had called on the millionaire, expecting to interest Millie, enthusiastically. him in the sc, heme with others whose names were written "Hello!" exclaimed Ed Potter, walking in. "What are down on a list referred t o by Hartz during his talk. you hvo chinning about? Why don't ybu get busy? What )Tow, many bo1s wouldn't have given the matter a second am I paying you for?" thought, or if the y had, wouldn't have had the gumption "Hello, Ed! What brought you arounu ?" to consider how they might avail themselves of the knowl"My feet. Did you think it was an automobile?" edge that every broker in the district would have given his "Isn't he funny?" said Millie. head, so to speak, to have an inkling of. "You must excuse him, Mihie; he isn't responsible at all Ent Jack Hazard was !'rnarter than a stee l trap. times." Corners and such things were familiar terms to him. "I s'pose you think that's amusing," growled Ed. He hadn't burnt his fingers in the market as yet. "Say, Ed, I want to see yon a moment," saiu Jack, walk-He was a deal too cautious for that. ing over to a window. But all the same, the fever had been working in hfo :, lood, "Well, look at me; I'm on exhibition for the time being," and there was no telling when it would break out. snickered Potter. He had his own idea about investing in stocks, and had "Oh, rats! Come over here. I want to talk to you. figured the thing out until his brain sometimes got weary Got any money you want to invest?" he asked as Ed apovcr the work. proached. Practically he was standing on the brink, like a timid "Surc--seven cents." bather on the seashore, tcmpted by the sight of the water, "Stop your :fooling. Got ten dollars? If you have, I'll but hesitating to make the first plunge. put you on to a sure thing." And now, like a sudden inspiration, he believed he saw "What is it?" his way to a good thing. "Buy a couple of shares of L. S. on a ten-per-cent margin. And it was a good thing, if be only worked it right. Last quotation thirty-six." And he thought he knew how to do it. "Got a tip?" "What are you thinking about?" asked Millie Price, "That's what I have. I'm going down to the Seaman's noticin g the preoccupied air of the boy after he returned to-morrow to draw my pile. I've enough to collar twentyfrom the capitalist's office. five shares at that margin." "I was thinking how I could make a haul," said Jack, "Well, I'll think about it." with a grin of anticipation. Next morning L, S. opened at the same figure, and as ":Not in stocks, I hope," said Millie, with some concern, soon as he got the chance Jack hied himself to the savings for she had little faith in Wall Street deals. bank, drew his money, and, dropping in on Oliver Bird, "That's for me to know and you to find out, Millie," said surprised that gentleman by asking him to buy 25 shares Jack, tantalizingly. of L. S. for him. "Aren't you just horrid!" :he retorted, with a smile that "You ought to know your business, Jack; but it seems to showed the young messenger was a prime favorite of hers. me you're doing a foolish thing," said the broker._ warningly. "I hope not. That's what you said about that dude that "That's where you and I differ at l ft ( was in here yesterday. I hope you aren't comparing me twenty-five shares mot r" . \I ith him." 'The idea I Just as if I would!" she said, to .ir b ;

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"Will you stand for the twenty-five if I tell you?" shares of L. S. which I bought for your account at thirty Certainly, if you're determined to make the plunge; six and a half, but I've made it thirty-six, as that was the but remember, I strongly advise you against it. I owe you figure you ordered the stock at, and as I didn't buy it till a good turn, and I'll back you for fifty; so take your yesterday I had to pay the fraction extra. I'll hold the money awny." stock subject to your order, of course. I'm satisfied that "That isn't business, Mr. Bird. I won't accept any favors a corner has been formed to bull the stock, and that it in this deal. I come to you same as I would to any broker. will go up to some purpose in a day or two. I stand to I'll sell you a share in my tip for a ten-per-cent margin win something handsome myself on this deal, and when on twenty-five shares of L. S. And if you consider the tip I've cashed in, I'm going to treat you to a Sherry blow worth it, I want you to deal with me same as you would out." with anyone else." "Well, I hope you'll make a. good thing out of it, Mr. "Well, what's your tip, Jack?" asked the broker, smiling Bird, for you've put me in the way of becoming a small doubtfully. capitalist myself." "Hartz and Bradshaw are getting up a corner to boost "You don't owe Il?-e any thanks; it's all the other way. L. S." But recollect you've assumed the responsibility of your own "How do you know that?" asked Bird, sharply. deal. I only hope you won't make a wrong move. After Jack told him what he had overheard the two men say at the stock will ha\e reached a certain figure-and what that the capitalist's office the day before. will be no man can guess-the bottom is liable to drop out Mr. Bird considered a moment. at any moment. Should you be caught on the toboggan, "I don't mind admitting that your information is valuyour profits will vanish like smoke." able, and I'm going to look into it. If I find from indica"Yes, sir; I understand that. But I'm out for experitions th are bound to show themselves in a day or two ence, and I'm banking that it'll be on the right side." that a 1 has apparently been formed, I'll stake you for "Well, my lad, I admire your nerve; but while you have one hun red shares; the tip is worth that easily." the advantage of inside information at the start, your lack "All right l Much obliged," said the boy, joyfully. of experience on the market may land you in the soup "That's business, and my hundred dollars will give me when you least expect it." twenty-five shares more. But you must let me use my own In spite of his natural a$surancc, Jack's nerves were all judgment about selling out." of a tingle during the next ten days as he followed the rising "You'd better let me attend to that, Jack." quotations of L. S. from 36-! to 76, the closing figure when "T nks; but I've got my own idea. I'd like to feel the Exchange shut down on the tenth day. independent in the matter. I've been studying the market Several times he had actually been on the point of order for some time, and if you can shear me of .the little wool ing the big broker to sell him out, but he hesitated at the I've got, you're welcome to do so." g'll?en prospect of a higher market. "I shouldn't want to do that, Jack," laughed the broker. With a syndicate probably backed by millions behind "And I don't propose to give you the chance to do it," it, it will surely go to par," he reasoned with boyish enthugrinned the boy. siasm. "You're a case, young man. Drop in and see me in 11. He was assailed by the same fatal temptation that has day or two." ruined thousands on the very brink of a successful coup. "All right, sir." And Jack took his leave, feeling that Twice Jack had received a hint from Mr. Bird-the at last he was getting to be of some iriiportance in the last a strong one. He considered them and then decided Street. to hold on a while longer. CHAPTER XI. THE GREATEST SCARE OF IIIS LIFE. When the Exchange closed that afternoon L. S. was quoted at 36l It opened at the same figure on the following morning, and when bus iness was over for the day Jack's eager eyes noticed tliat it had advanced only one-half a point. Next day it opened at 37, and during the morning the young s eculator managed to drop in on Oliver Bird_ is friend the broker. "I want to "Say, Jack, what's the matter with you; you're as nerv ous as an old woman," said Ed as they were on their way home on the afternoon of the day the stock touched 76. "Am I?" returned the lad, with a queer sort of laugh. "I didn't notice it." "Sure you are. What's up? You aren' t thinking 1 of running off with Millie Price and getting married, are you?" jokingly. "Hardly, old man." "Haven't been robbing the office safe with a view of emi grating to Canada?" "Not much chance for that," with what was intended to be a cheerful grin. "Then what s troubling you?" "Is my hair turning grny ?" \j,Ven't noticed that it is," said Potter, in some E Why?"

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, _.-.... -=----r. "I aidn't know but that it was, yon seemed s o concerned "Is this one of your jokes, Jack?'' asked Millie, handing about me." him the envelope. "Stop your jollying. You're different to what you were "I'm not in the habit 0 joking in of busineFs," a week ago, and that's enough to show that you've got somereplied Jack, with a serio-comic expression. thing on your mind. Ain't I your friend?" "Then you really are aabbling in which ought "Certainly." not to do," said Millie sever ely. "Then you oughtn't to keep me in the "Do you take me for a kid Jfiss Price?" asked the boy, "I won't-after to-morrow." trying 11ard to suppress a g rin "Why not now?" "Because I've particular rea som." Ed was by no means satisfied with this answer, but he had to let it go at that. Jack's mother and sister had also noticed and remarked on the change that had come over him, but to a ll their 'M:iss Price' Come-I like that!" she cxclaimell, fla shing a half-repro achu l g lanc e at him. "I was only teasing you, 1\Iilly. Ye:;; l have been fooling a bit with the foarket. Eleven dayo ago I bought on the usual ten-per-cent margin one hundred and twenty-five shares of L. S. at thirty-six. I am going to sell out at once.'' anxious inquirie s he refused to admit that there was anyMillie gl'abbed up that morning' s ''W'all Stree t Indicator'' thing the matter with him. and nm her eyes down the Ust of otock quotations. -That evening he spent s tudying the market quotation s f L S "Here it i s : L. s. closing price, seventy six. Jack Hazfor the pas t week and figuring upon the chances o . arc] You don't mean to say-" going higher. The g irl stopped through heer amazement. Finally the big broker's warning tha.t at any moment he "I don't me a n to say what?" laughed Jack. might expect to be lost in the shuffle if he tempted fortune "That you have one hundred and twenty-five shares. too far aecided his course of action for the next day. "That's what I have." "I'll order Mr. Bird to s ell :first thing in the morning," "And you bought in at thirty-six?" he said to himself. "That's what I did." Once he had reached a d ecis ion, the matter was settled "Why, that's a profit of five thousanc1 dollars, you r eck for good and all. less boy !" gasped Millie, after a rapid mental calculation. Notwith standing that fact, his dreams that night were "That's the way I :figured it-i the price doesn't break enough to set his hair on ena. before my broker can sell it this morning." Nevertheles s he was perfectl y cool and collected next "w e11 morning when he reached the office and excha nged the usual That's all she s aid, for just then Mr. Bishop cam e in; greetings with Millie Price. but the exclamation spo ke volumes "I've n ever see n you look s o JmlCh lik e a little man of "I s houlil. lik e to go out five minute s on a little matter business as you do to-day, ,Jack," laugh ed Millie. of business, Mr. Bi s hop," said Jack, and on receiving the "And I've never seen you look half s o pretty as you do desired permission he ruR hed down to Bird's office and this morning," responded the lad, gallantly. handed in the envelope, which 11e had marked "Important." Millie blushed to the eyes. It was half-past ten whe n th!' young me ssenger returned "Really, you.'re too complimentary for anything," she to the office from hi s first errand. / said as she busied herself with her machine. -''Mr. Bi s hop want s you," fmid the bookkeeper. Jack laughed. The manager was dicta ti n g to Millie. "Will you do me a favor?" he asked. "Take thiR note--" began 1\Ir. Bi s hop to .Tack. "I should be delighted, s he replied "What is it?" "Mr. Warren wishes to you, sir.'' interrupted a clerk "Put a fresh sheet of on your ma c hine. I want at that juncture. you to write a note for me." "Tell him to step ri ght in." "Certainly. There; now I'm ready for you to dictate." Mr. Warre n one of the l a r gest customers, walk ed "All right. Got the date down?" into the privat e office hurrie dly. "Yes." "Say, Bi s hop I just got out in time,
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"What's the ma" r \\'arren. "Nothing that I know of;' replied l\Ir. Bishop, in sur prise. "\Vhy?" "Why, he looked as if he wai; going to faint just now." "I c!idnt ob erve it; maybe he's sick. He didn't say anything aLout feeling bad. So the bottom luis fallen out of L. S., eh?" In tpe meantime reached the 'phone and grasped the receiver in a mechanical way. "Well?" he shouted, hqarsely. "That you, Jack ?" "'fhat you, Mr. Bird?" "Yes. L. S. is OJ! t}1e s lump, and no telling where it will :fetch up; but y9u'rc safe, young man. Your order to sell came in the very .,nick of time. I of your stock at seventy six, tqe top figure, and 1 hacl hardly re corded the transaction before Yates, a big gun, dumped ten tholjsand shares on the market. Hartz couldn't handle it, anc1 panqemonium :jlas resulted. I congratulate y ou )7 ou had the closest kind of a call. See yon later. Gooq-bye." "Gee whiz!" muttered Jack as he hung up the receiver, bare1y repressing a whoop of delight. ''T've scooped the trick! : \.nd to think tl1at ago I was nearly fright emd out of my boots!" CHAPTER XII. THE DUDE A.ND THE VIOLETS. Jack hustled on his next errand as if the wings of Mercury were atb1ched to his ankles He was fairly tickled to death over the coup he had made on the market. :E'ive thousand dollars! It kept ringing in his ears and marked time to his nimble footsteps. And it was pleasant music, too1 you may well believe. When he got back, the first thing he did was to tell of his good luck to Millie. And wasn't she glac1? Well, don't say a word! She had been fearing the and sympathizing with him in her mind, and after all it had been a false alarm. "What are you going to do with so much money?" she asked, with a smile. "I haven't decided whether J'l buy a farm or start a bank," replied Jack, with a happy grin. "What a comparison!" laughed the pretty s tenographeT. A little while afterward he tolcl 1Ir. Bishop, ancl the manager was amazeil "You're a lucky boy, Jack: but don t try it again." Late in the afte rnoon he went around to Bird' s office. The big broker was in and expecting a visit from him. "It's better to be born lucky than ri c h, young man," he said, geniallcy "Do you know, if yon hacl allowed your s elf l I 0 1 d Jrnve been temvtcd to a,lto-5 si;.; two day15 ago, and 1 was half tempted lo Bell yon out the same time. Only, you see, that isn't according to Hoyle." "I'm glad you clidn 't treat me like a kid-for that is what it would have amounted to if you h ad u sed your own juClg ment ag
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-. _f,' io _, ,,.,u om: 0 hL of the clerks of the & North American Fire Insur ance Company, with offices on the third floor of the build ing, gave a howl of pain and then hopped about the floor like a monkey on a hot stove. "What ao you mean, fellow, squeezing my-aw-hand in this mannah? Don't you know any bettah ?" Percy was very angry indeed. "What do you want me to do? Give you one of those pumphandle shakes? That isn't my style, George Augus tus," snickered Jack. "I wish you would keep your distance, boy," said Percy, resentfully. "I don't wish to be bothered by you, don't you know. You're only the office boy. fu>ally, Miss Price," he said stooping t9 pick up the violets he had dropped, "these American boys are deuced annoying, don't you know. These flowers are for you. Hot-honse specials, from Hutchins'," m0ntioning a prominent :florist on Broadway. exclaimed Jack, who had been watching his chance to chip in again, "I'm sorry to call you a liar, George .A.ugustm, but you bought 'em off that dago down stairs. That's where these came from, and if there's any difference between 'em I'd like you to point it out. Same trade-mark on each," and he pointed to the bit of red cord with which each bunch was seemed. "One bunch is quite enough for me," said Millie, with a laugh. "If you'd come first, Mr. Chamberlain, why, I might have accepted yours." "Really--" began Percy. "Come, George Augustus, you'd better sneak. Miss Price has several letters to copy, and she wants to get home some time this afternoon, don't you know," mimicking the Eng lishman. "Won't you accept them, Miss Price," persisted Percy, after an indignant look at Hazard. "You will have to excuse me, Mr. Chamberlain," said :Millie, turning to her machine and commencing to click off her notes, thereby ignoring the dudish visitor. "Good-bye, George AuguEtus," cried Jack, as the disap pointed Englishman started slowly for the door. "Come in again when you haven't so long to stay." "You're i;in insulting fellow. I don't wish yon to notice me again," angrily retorted the insurance elerk just as he was passing out of the doorway. "It was very kind of you to bring me those violets," said Millie to Jack as the door closed. "It's my favorite flower." "You see, I'm getting reckless now; I've money to burn," laughed the boy. "Next thing you know, I'll be asking you to marry me." 'Jl; kin tell me where Nassau Street is?" "Sure; come right along with me and I'll steer you into it," replied the boy, good-naturedly. But before the countryman could take a step, a dark fcatured man, dressed in a checked suit, with a Bra,:ilian -.! sunstone in a gaudy scarf, and a strong odor of the Tender loin about him, stepped up and, grasping the farmer by the hand, exclaimed : "Why, how do you do, Silas Hockins? When did you come to town?" "Waal, naow, yeou seem tew know me, mister, but I'm gosh-darned ef I kin place yeou fur a cent," answered Farmer Hockins, in a puzzled way. "Why, I was down in your neighborhood all last summer. Avalanch, New Jersey, is where you live, isn't it?" "W aal, naow, I expect yeou're right there, mister; but I don't recollect yeou, just the same." "My name is Bond-Steve Bond." Silas Hockins shook his head, while Jack Hazard, who stood a few feet away, sized the other stranger up for a confidence man. He was certain of it a moment later when the farmer said "Seems yeou're the second one thet's stopped me sence I landed from the ferryboat. The other chap thought he knowed me, too ; but when he found out my name was Silas Hockins and thet I lived in Avalanch, New Jersey, why, he 'pologized and went off. He thought I was Josh Whitcomb, from Newark. Haw, ha .w, haw!" "You mustn't mind that, Hockins," said the man, with a crafty smile. "We New Yorkers are mighty glad to meet our friends from the country, and we always do the right thing by 'em." "Waal, naow, yeou don't say!" "Say," put in Jack at this point, "I'm waiting for you. You wan.t to find Nassau Street, don't you?" "Never rnincl, young man; you can run along. I'll take charge of Mr. Hockins ancl show him all that's to be seen." The New J erseyman seemed undecided what to do, seeing which, Jack deciclecl. to block the sharper's game. "Look here," he said, in a low voice; "I'm dead on to you. There's a cop across the street. If you don't take a glide, I'll run over and give him the tip-off." The sharper saw that his game was up. "I sha'n't forget you, y-0ung man, if I ever come across you again," he saiCl, angrily, as he turned and walked away without another word to the countryman. "I reckon he don't know me arter all," remarked Mr. "You silly boy!" exclainied Millie, blushing furiously as Jack ran away.' Hockins, taking a fresh hold on his carpetbag as the man from the. Tenderloin faded around the corner of the Post Office, "Still, he seemed to hev my name and whar I cum from right pat." CHAPTER XIII. SILAS HOCKINS, FROU AVA.LANCH, N. J. A few clayR after that, as Jack was coming out of the Office. he was stopped by a sun-burned, countrified .:.. it'ing man, who said: i "' "He didn't know you at all. That fellow was a confi And as Silas Hockins followed across the i'>"

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A glass of cider wou1 kin r me m and Hockins paused in front of a saloon. "I'll wait for you, if you don't linger too long," answered Jack. "Ain't yeou comin' in?" The boy shook his head. "Waal, I won't me more'n a minit." Jack glanced over a cheap lot of books on a vendor's cart drawn up alongside tlie narrow walk until Silas Hockins reappeared. "This is Nassau Street," said Jack, after they had walked a short block, "Where did you want to go?" "Waal, I'll tell yeou. I want tew get tew Wall Street, and Dominie Hudson, of our town, told me ef I found Nassau Street I could walk right into it." "He told you right. Come along; I'll take you there." "Be yeou goin' thet way, then?" "Sure; that's where I work." "Sho Yeou don't say! Maybe yeou kin tell me where I kin find some of them thar bulls and bears what folks talk about." "You want to visit the Stock Exchange. I'll get you an admission ticket from my boss." "Will yeou? That's kind of yeou." "Where do you expect to stop while you're in town?" asked Jack, thinking he might direct Mr. Hockins to a cheap but respectable hotel. "Waal, I'll tell yeou. I'm goin' over to Brooklyn to fry and hunt up a niece of mine I hain't seen sense she was married, nigh on to twenty year ago. Her name was Sarah Dusenbury but she married a Price. She's got a grown-up darter thet works one of them highfalutin writin' ma'.chines like this," and Mr Hockins dropped his bag and proceeded to give a c9mical illustration of how one clicks the keys of a. typewriter. "Her name isn't Millie Price, is it?" exclaimed Jack, with some interest. "Why, haow did yeou guess thet? Thet's the gal's name, sure." "Would you know her if you saw her?" "W aal, no, seein' ez I hain't never seen her in my life. She's a good gal, I've heerd, and I've concluded to do some thin' fer her and her mother. I've saved a leetle somethin' sence I took ter farmin', an' ez I hain't got no one but my niece to leave it to, I've come on tew hunt her up." "You'd better come to the office with me. Our stenog rapher is named Millie Price, and perhaps she's your relative." "W aal, it won't dew no harm tew see the gal. She kin tell ef her ma's name is Sarah Dusenbury Price and ef she wuz born daown East in the same taown I hailed from, and sich like." So Jack piloted Silas Hockins into Atherton's office. 'l"hen he rushed up to Millie. h r's name Sarah Dusenbury before she of yours, i ockins, and him here. He's in the reception-room. He wants to find where you live. Hadn't you better see him?" "I've often heard mother speak of her uncle Silas, but I've never seen him nor has he ever seen me." "Well, Millie, I think he's a good thing to freeze to, as he told me he has money and calculates on doing the right thing by you and your mother. If I were you, I'd steer him right over to your home. Mr. Bishop will let you off, I guess: Go out and see him now. And don't ever sav I didn't do you a good turn." Millie had no trouble in identifying herself to Mr Hock ins' satisfaction. She got leave of absence for the rest of the afternoon, and took Silas home with her. As Jack hacl figured, Mr. Hockins' arrival proved a good thing in tl}e end for both Mrs. Price and her daughter Millie. CHAPTER XIV. A POINTER-WORTH WHAT? "I wish I had half your luck, Jack," said Ed one morn ing shortly after the young messenger had scooped in that $5,000 on L. S. stock. "I suppose you are referring to what I made the other day." "Yes; and I can't see how you did it." "I'm not surprised. I gave you th e tip to buy as many shares as you could put up the margin for. Did you do it? No; you were afraid to risk even a ten-dollar note on a good thing. Well, you lost your chance." "I lost more than that," said Ed, with a mournful look. "What did you lose?" "Fifteen plunks." "In what way?" "Well, after you told me you had collared five thousand dollars on L. S. I went home and kicked myself around the block." "That was right. You deserved it. If you'd only bought two shares of L. S. as I told you to at first, you might have made seventy-five dollars clear profit." "That's what I said to myself. I felt I'd been a chump. You made a bunch of easy money while I hadn't made a sou. Well, along came Denny McFadden, and I told him what a calf I'd been. He asked me if I had any money. I told him I had fifteen dollars. Then he offered to put me next to something that beat stocks all hollow. I knew what he meant, and fought shy. But he talked me into going around to a certain pool-room with him, just to see how the thing was worked." "You needn't go any further, Ed," said "I know what you're going to say. Denny got you to wager your fteen dollars on some horse before you left. Isn't that i I put the whole thing on Custard Pie, a long

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I --.... ./.;. -\vas sia'ted to win next day. He'd b e en ovelc1t the r:Ck and claimed he knew all about it. It was the s am e as picking up the money, and when I got the fifte e n hundred I was to give him five hnndred for the tip." "Ed, you're ea8 )-. I thought you knew what De!!l1Y i s by this time. Ao for racing, don't you kno\1 that ra cetracks are open gambling-places, majntajned in defian c e of the State because of a law passed coquptly ?" "I know pool-room s are mainta!ed !n deianc e of the law, but at the trac k s you can bet all you want. I don't see why--" "I'm not going to argue the matter, Ed. I'm !nte1ested in the stock market, not in the race track. Now, I'll tell you what I'll do for you the next time I catch on to a ggod thing: I'll put up twenty-fhe dolJars for you in connection with my own venture. That' ll give you a s mall stake if I win." "If you do that, Jack, you're a brick," said Ed, bright ening up. ''I'll do it, all right." And there the matter dropped for the time being. In spite of the well-meant advice of Oliver Bird and l\fr. Bishop, Jack was itching for another crack at the mark e t. AU the same, it wasn't his idea to go at the thing blind folded. '.I !I. 1.,.,,,'.:>r _,_ i,. .._ uran ce C o mpan y was the r e talking to Mi:;:; m y s t e n ographer. Jmt a:; you s t e pped up to h e r desk h e remarked that he was the l as t remaining m e mb e r of hi s f a mily, whe reupon you said y ou r e ad in the morning pap e r that the lob s t e r was becom ing extinc t. And I s uppo s e you wond e red why Chiimberlain left the office in a huff You re a peach!" Jack gri nned. "Perc y makes me tired/' he saic}. "He's always droppipg in and bothering our t y p e miter with hi s s illy remarks s o I make a point of givi:qg a s hot wbere I can." The re wa s a twinkl e in Hartz' s e ye. "Ever take a flyer on the market?" he asked; sudqenl y "Onc e." "When wa s that?" "Couple of week s "How did you com e 0iit? "Ahead. "Lucky boy." "I s' pose you have t al:'ly tips to giv e awiJ,y, have you, Mr. Hartz?" grinned Jack. "t ou owe m e on e for SiJ.ViJJg that carpet of your s the qay Mr. Bird got reckless." ''Don't carry such things about with me, s aid Hartz, in his sharp, off-hand way The n, afte r fixjp g the bey with his p e netrating eyes lJ. mom ent, he s udd e nly said: "If you 've got twenty-five or :fifty qollar s you hav e n t ap.y u s e you might buy a few shares of D & G. ju s t to keep your thought s off Percy Chamberlain," and tqe broker J!Odded and walked awa y Jack looked after him. He hardly expected to pick up another tip like the la s t. Still, he kept his eyes and ears wide open, so that in case anything worth while drifted his way it wouldn't get by him. "A few share s o! D. & G.," he P?Utte;req. "I woy.der Any small favor would be thankfully received. He was on speaking terms with a good many brokers, and if he meant tp.at? I !J.Oticed that s tock went up pojl!t yesterday and two points so far to-day. I1ooks as if it was he knew every prominent one by s ight. a safe investment. I'd give some thing to :find out if tl}at Next da y Jack was coming along New Street about lunch was the stock I saw him rushing about after this morning hour, when he ran into Hartz, the Exchange Place broker. on the floor of the Exchange? It i sn't like him, or any Hartz was a little, wiry man, with snappy black eyes, and other broker, for that matter, to giv e out a real, Simon was about as shr ewd a s you :find them down in the :financial d' t t pure pointer. It i s n t bu s ine ss. Still, I notice Hartz treats i s nc . . me diff erent from mos t p e opl e M ay b e h e's g rateful becau s e Ever .th e day J ac k saYe d Oliver Bird from takmg I save d him from something like a scandal; at any rate, a his own hfe m. the ofl].ce of the_ broker, Hartz. had g ood many hard things would hav e bee n s aid about qim if mor e .or less notice of the bo_v, which was sometlung. unus ual :Jir. Bird had killed hims elf up in his office th:}t morning. for him to do. . I'll hav e to think this over. I gue s s it wouldn't b e fair As have already sr:en, he gave Ed Pottt>r a JOb entue ly to tell any one what he s aid about buying D. & G. H e kind on Jacks recommenclatwn. of s ized m e up pretty sharp before he ope ned hi s mouth "Hello, young man! Who are you running into?" exabout it. I li!now he doesn t lik e Chamb e rlain c oming in claimed the brok er, grabbing the bo y with both hi s arm s hi s office and taking up Miss Kitlion' s time, and h e was and holtling him tight. Liclde d becau s e I started t h e dud e on the run. I'd lik e t o "I b e g y our pardon, Mr. Hartz, I didn't see you." make another haul out o f the ma rk e t Hartz has n t the least "No; I'm not quite a s bi g a s Bird," H artz idea 1 hav e $5 000 in bank. If h e had 1 guess--" ".How long hav e you bee n on the Street now, Hazard?" H e llo, J a c k interrupted the voice of Ed P otter, a n d Six month s sir." h i s c hu m gra R p erl him b y the a.rm. L et's g o in here a n d ''Look a s if y ou d cut your eye teeth by thi s tiwe. It's h ave a bit r a wonder you don t ge t into trouble with that tongue of J ack a llow e d his friend to s teer him into a c rowded yours." Street qu jck-lunc h hou se . : .. "Why s o ? a s k e d Jac k in s urp r ise. They ord e r e d coffee t e u on: tL'et!i": .,;. ... Ye s t e rday m o rning, wh e n you c am e i nto m y office, y oung w e r e it Y Ch ambe rla i n sec r etary f o r th e resid e n t } .\" """ 1. fl I tJ'. _'( l -ru r b f!,,. J"

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'"ft ....,_ ___ --,-t ",,. .. -"Yes, the id.ea!'' he said, mimicking her. blushing about?" "Wha.t are yo\1 interested observer experienced in all the signs that go with "Why, I'm not blushing," she answered, in evident confusion. "You're not blushing? I'll leave it to mother," saicl Jack, merrily. "You mustn't tease your sister, John." the game. And it worried her-for exactly how much she thought of Jack no one but herself in this world knew. "All right," said Jack, obediently, "if that's the orders." CHAPTER XVI. "You're real mean," said Annie, with a charming little pout. i'Suppose I was to tease you about Millie Price?" PLAYING FOR A HTGH STAKE. "Pooh What about her?" "Oh, you think I don't know anything a.bout her. Eel "Millie," said Jack, about Saturday noon, "mother and told me lots about you and her.n sister Annie ha Ye heard so much about you from Ed and "Did he? Then I'll murder him; see if I don't," cried I that they are very very anxious to know you. Will you the boy, shaking his fist, with mimic ferocity, in the air. cline with us to-morrow? I will come over to your house "Ha, ha; ha, ha I" laughed Annie, clapping her hands, and fetch you." gleefully. Millie blushed a little as she looked at the hand some, stal" I'm going to bring her up to see you some Sunday,'' said wart young messenger, and hesitated what reply to Jack. "Well, Millie, is it "That will be real nice," said Annie, with much interest. "Yes, but on one condition," she answered, earnestly. "Why not next Sunday. Bring her to di_ nner, and then "All right; what's the condition?" we can all go to the Bronx together in the afternoon. "You must answer me one question-truthfully." :Mother, make Jack promise to do that." "I agree to that. But do you think I would not an s w e r "I should be very glad to have her come to dinner, John, truthfully any question you might ask?" he asked, re-if you would like to have her come." proachfully. "All right, sis; I'll ask her if she will come. I've had "No, Jack,'' she said, seizing one of his hands; "it isn't the plan in my head some time, but somehow I never thought that, but--" to ask you." "We11 ?" "I don't believe a word of that, Jack," said his sister, "You may not want to-answer this question in the way tantalizingly. "You were afraid I'd tease you about her. I wish." You kno'Y you were." "Try me and see." "Nonsense!" objected the boy, :flushing up in his turn. "I know I have no right to be so inquisitive. It oughtn't "Who's blushing now?" and laughed gleefully. to be any of my business. I hope you won't be angry with .Tack jumped up and chased his sister several times about me. But, Jack, I'm afraid--" the table, but failed to catch her till she took refuge on She stopped, and the boy thought he saw a tear gli s ten in the floor beside her mother. her eye. He grabbed her in his arms. "Promise me that you won't be provoked with me?" she "Now, that's not air! Is it, mother?" continued, impulsively . Tack's answer was a rousing kiss. "Why, of course I promise you," he said, greatly curious "You big bear!" she exclaimed, pushing him away, while to learn what it was that affected her so deeply. her eyes fairly danced with fun. "You have gone into the market again, haven't you?" Jack dreamed that night that his D. & S. stock had gone "Why, how diq you gues!l ?" he asked in surpri se. up out of sight and that he had made $10,000,000. "How? There are a dozen signs you have given which For the rest of the week, whenever he had the chance, he are quite plain to me." kept his eye on the indicator that ticked out its monotonous "Well, I admit the fact." song in the reception-room during business hours, ancl every "How much of your five thousand dollars have you risked day D. & S. advanced, sometimes with provoking slowness on a margin?" she continued, with so;nc hesitation. and som,ctimes with little bounds, like a boy chasing him"How much? Almost the limit." self up a flight of stairs. "Oh, Jack, I feared as much! You are so enthu s ia stic-But the tendency was always upward. so reckless!" "When will it stop?" mused the lad; "when go the other "I'll tell you the story and let you judge for your s elf." way? How long dare I hold on?" And he did. And Millie Price watched his eager attention to that fatal "Do you really mean that Mr. Hartz gave you piece of of mechanism with an anxious eye. "That's what he did." She said nothing. "From what I .Ju1ve ru :';'fl " He hadn't told her he had embarked in the treacherous o .. . \!-' ID; / A,rlpool of Wall Street speculation again, but '-"4f.' the unerring accuracy of it sympa'"' v tr b .'

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a air of Bird iii; office; but l dou if he really would have gi,en me such a tip nine hundred and ninety-nine times of out of a thousand; for business reasons, you know." "You bought seven hundred shares of D. & G. at sixty three. What is it to-day?" she asked anxi\>Usly. "Last quotation when the Exchange closed at noon was eighty-one." "Eighty-one!" exclaimed l\fillie "A gain of eighteen points in less than six days! \Vhy, you crazy boy, why don't you sell?" "Because I expect it will go to ninety-to three gures, for that matter. Hartz's corners arc almost uniformly suc ces sful, I have heard." "You foolish boy! They may 11uictly unload at any moment." "I don't think they will until the stock goes above ninety." "Why?" she asked with astonished eyes. "I couldn't explain to you, Millie, just why I believe so. I've been studying the ground. I've even found out several of the people Hartz has got in with him. Every one of them can write his check for a million, lose it, and not miss the loss.'' "Why, how could you get such inside information?" "Simply by having something definite to start withthat was Hartz-and then by using my eyes, my ears, and my brains." "Jack, you are either a wonder, or--" She didn't complete the sentence. "Or a. l'hump, eh?" he said, with a light laugh. "I in tend to hold out :for ninety-two, i:f the stock goes that high, as I :feel sure it will, an d over. That will return me a profit of twenty thousand dollars, which, added to my orig inal capital, 'vill make me wo-rth twenty-five thousand dol lars." "Pretty good :for a boy o:f--" "I was seventeen three months ago "Well, Jack, I earnestly hope that you will come out all right. But you are taking a terrible risk, and I shall be nervous till I know you have won out." "It is understood I am to call for you tomorrow, is it?" "Yes, Jack, it is." So Millie went to the Hazard fiat next day and was intro duced to Jack's mother and sister, who were much pleased with her pretty face and sunny disposition. Ed came in soon after dinner, and the two boys and the two girls started up to the Bronx, where they spent a pleas ant afternoon, wandering a.bo1it with an occasional eye to a desirable vacant house that bad the sign "Fot Sale" at tached. "This is something like counting one's chickens before they're hatched, isn't it," said Jack, after they had inspected rett place which seemed to answer all expecta d 't vou, Annie?" at s t ith doing it t -nl.or w ?" c i cp in Ed. "You've got five thousand dollars stowed a.;ay in the Citizens' Bank. What do you want to wait for?" Which remark showed that Potter didn't know every thing. In other words, he didn't know about his chum's latest deal in D. & G. For reasons that he considered good and sufficient Jack had kept that fact from him. But he intended to keep his word to Ed and give him the profit of three or what was practically equal to a hundred-dollar note. On Monday morning D. & G. opened at 81%From this on, another pair of eager eyes in the office followed the rise of the syndicate stock. Millie was almost as excited over it as Jack himself. It reached and hovered around 90 all day Thursday. The pretty stenographer was so nervous she could hardly do her work, and twice she couldn't refrain from scribbling the words "PLEASE SE,LL" in big capital letters on a slip of paper and passing it over to Jack with beseeching eyes. But the boy only smiled and never turned a hair. He had the nerve of the oldest and most successful ope-rator on the Street. 'It's nfoety-twa or bust," he said to her the last time. "But, Jack, it seems to be standing still to-day." "Only resting to catch its breath for a fresh effort," g r inned the recklesf' messenger. Millie threw up her with a little gesture of despair, whereat Jack laughed and walked off. CHAPTER XVII. THE GOPHER MINING COl\1PAN"Y TURNS UP A TRUMP. "This is my lucky day," said Jack to Millie next morning as he stood in :front o:f her desk while she was taking the japanned case off her machine. "What-Friday?" "Yep." "Mother calls it hangman's day, and superstitious people won't do lots of things on that day." "Pooh! America was discovered on Friday; many of our most distinguished men were born on a Friday, and many famous events occurred on a Friday So there you are!" Jack went to his work, and Millie to copy several letters :from shorthand notes o:f the day before. About this time Mr. Bishop came in, and the first thing he did was to send Jack with an order to a William Street printer. When he got back, the cashier handed him a letter ad dressed to him, care of the :firm, bearing the Denver post mark, which had been delivered by the postman while he was out. In one corner was the imprint of the "Gopher Gold Min Company." boy tore it open and found a brief note and a

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' .. ,. --=--, i.C ,..i._ --1.L -t ')f'' 1 1-'I. ---, --- He had made a few cautious deals in stocks since the willing to take his chance at fifty. It is up to you whether beginning of the year. you will accept or hold it .for a higher figure." '.rhey had been uniformly successful, though they had "What would you advise me to do, Mr. Atherton?" not netted him any very considerable profit in proportion "I think you had better use your own judgment. I be-to his two former successes. lieve you are smart enough to decide the right way." But he was satisfied, for he had doubled his capital, which "Yon can have the stock at fifty, Mr. Warren," said was now over $50,000. Jack, after a moment's thought. He had ali:io succeeded in putting a couple of thousand "All right. Mr Atherton, I will send you a certified dollars into his friend Potter's pocket. much to that young check.for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, payabl e man's greut delight" who expected to marry Jack's sister to the order of John Hazard, and you may send the certifiin the course of time. cates to my office." Not only that, but he had used some of Millie's money to "Allow me to congratulate you, Jack. You fully deserve great advantage. your good fortune. That was a lucky deal you made with i-Ier salary was not n'eeded now to run the house, as the old man." Silas Hockins had come to live with them and attended to "Yes, sir. And if I can find him he shall not want for that. a dollar as long as he lives." said the boy, earnestly. As we remarked Jack reached the age of eighteen. "He's a fine lad," remarked Mr. Warren a s the young He received the usual congratulations orer the event, but messenger left the private office. he went about the firm's business that day just the same as "Millie," said Jack, stepping up to her, "I want you to he always did. congratulate me on my lucky deal. He was sitting in his chair in the outside office, waiting '"I have just sold. those 'five thousand s hares of Gopher to be called. on, when }Ir. George Warren entered, in no Gold Mining Company stock to Mr. Warren." little excitement. "Have you? That's nice." "Is Mr. Atherton in?" asked the millionaire, eagerly. "You don't ask me how much I got for them," s aid the "I believe he is," ,Jack. "I will tell him you are boy, with a mischievous smile. here." "I don't think I have any right to be so inquisitive Mr. Warren wns admitted to the inner sanctum immediJack." ately. "I hope some day, not so ar off, that you will accept the In five minutes the boss' bell rang, and Jack went to see right, Millie." what he wanted. It was a bold speech, and the girl's face flushed a deep "Sit down, Jack," said l\Ir. Atherton, much to the boy's scarlet. surpri se. The young messenger took a vacant chair and wondered what was coming. "I think you own fire thousand s hares of the Gopher Gold Mining Company stock, ,Jack," said Mr. Atherton. "Yes, sir." "Do you care to sell it?" "I haven't thought about such a thing," replied the lad, in surprise. "Mr. Warren wishes to buy some of the stock. He will give you fifty dollars a share for your little block." "What!" gasped Jack. "Fifty dollars?" "That's your offer, isn't it, Mr. Warren?" said the broker, turning to his customer. The millionaire nodded. "Why-why--" was all the boy could say. "The fact of the matter is, Jack, the Gopher has unex pectedly turned out to be a bonanz9 of the richest kind. Informntion has just come out this morning that a new lead ha s been opened up that promises Monte Cristo results, nnd the Street is hot on the scent for any stock that is floating about. Mr. Warren came in here to give me a com to get him some of it if I could. I thought of "Aren' t you going to ask me?" he s aid, almost entreatingly, looking down at the pretty girl with glistening eyes. There was a pau se; then she looked up and said softly: "How much, Jack?" "A quarter of a million," he exultantly. She looked dazed. "You don't mean it "I'll show you the check when I g e t it." Reader, there is nothing more to be said. Jack got his check that afternoon, and there was a mild kind of high jinks at the little house in the Bronx where the Hazard family had been liring for some month s Jack also got Millie Price in due time, and a happier couple does not to day live in Greater New York. Jack has a little old gen tleman living with him whom he rescued from the last stages of want at the Mills Hotel. His name i s Tuggs, and Jack and Millie treat him af' a a lnetl friend, and the old man is grateful. That purcha s e of the Gopher )lining Com pany certificates was for Jack Hazard indeed A LUCKY DEAL. THE END. y o11. The stock isn't lis ted on the Exchange yet, but I ,, e .;(>;i. .. J.... m,; who will a c t favorably 01:..J! ... -: ;; .':.:.' .-,.i i.,. "' o r ... rl n t I tlo not pretend to guess, l:iufV r ,JP

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S., author of "How to Hypnotize," etc. N?. 72. HOW TO DO SIXTY TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Em bracmg all of the latest and most deceptive card tricll:!lj with illustrations. By .A.. Antlerson. No. 77. HOW '.l'O DO FORTY TRICKS WITH CARDS. deceptive Card Tricks as performed by leading conjurors and mag1c1ans. Arranged for home amusement. Fully illustrated. PALMISTRY. No. 82. HOW TO DO PALMISTRY.-Containing the most ap MAGIC. proved methods of reading the lines on the hand, together with No. 2. HOW TO DO TRICKS.-The great book of magic and a full explanation of their meaning. Also explaining phrenology, card tricks, containing full Instruction on all the leading card tricks and the key for telling character by the bumps on the head. By of the also most popular magical illusions as performed by Leo Hugo Koch, A. O. S. Fully illustrated. oui: magicians; every boy should obtain a copy of this book, HYPNOTISM. aa it will both amuse and instruct. No. 83. HOW TO HYPNOTIZE.-Containing valuable and inNo. 22 HOW TO DO SECOND SIGHT.-Heller's seconJ sight structive information regarding the science of hypnotism. Alsd explained b.J'. his former assistant, Fred Hunt, Jr. Explaining how explaining the most approved methotls whi c h are employed by the the secret dialogues were carried on between the magician and the leading hypnotist.a of the world. By Leo Hugo Koch, .A..C.S. boy on the stage; also giving all the codes and signals. The only authentic explanation of second sight. SPORTING. No. 43. HOW TO BECOl\IE .A. MAG!CIAN.-Containing the No. 21. HOW TO HUNT AND FISH.-The most complete gran?est assort!llent ?f illusions ever placed before the hunting and fishing guide ever published. It contains full in public. Also tric ks with cards. mcantations, etc. -structions about gons, bunting dogs, traps, trapping and fishing, No. 68. HOW TO DO CHEMICAL '.l'RIOKS.-Oonta.ining together with descriptions of game and fish. one hundred highly amusing and instructive tricks with chemicals. No. 26. HOW TO ROW, SAIL AND BUILD A BOAT.-Fully By A. Anderson. Handsomely illustrateJ. illustrated. Every boy should know 'how to row and sail a boat. No. 61). HOW TO DO SLEIGHT OF HAND.-Containing over Full instructions are given in this little book, together with inof the latest and best tricks used by magicians. .Also eontain structions on swimming and riding, companion sports to boating. rng the secret of second sight. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. No. 47. I:IOW '1'0 BREAK, RIDE AND DRIVID A HORSE.. No._ 70. HOW '.1'0 l\IAKID MAGIU '.l'OYS.-Containing full A complete treatise on the horse. Describing the most useful horses directions for makmg Magic 'l'oys and devices of lllany kinds By for business, the best horses for the road; also valuable recipes for A. Anderson. Fully illustmted. diseases pecaliar to the horse. No. 73._ HOW TO DO '.!'RICKS WITH NU1\-IBERS.-Sh0wing No. 48. HOW TO BUILD AND SAIL CANOES.-A handy many curious tricks with figures and the tnagic of numbers By A book for boys, containing full directions for constructing canoes Anderson. Fully illustrated. and the most popular manner of sailing them. Fully illustrated. No. 7 5. HO'Y TO !3ECOME A CO 'JUROR. -Containing By C Stansfield Hicks. tr1 cks v:1t1?-Domm?s, Dice Cups and Balls, Hats, etc. Embracing thlrty-s1x 1llustrat1ons. By A. Anderson. F"ORTUNE TELLING. No. 78. HOW '.1'0 DO THE BLACK ART.-O&ntaining a comNo. 1. NAPOLEON'S ORACULUM AND DREAM BOOK.plete description of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of Hand, Containing the great oracle of human destiny; also the true meantog:ether with many wonderful experiments. By .A.. Anderson. ing of almost any kind of dreams, together with cba!lls, ceremonies, Illustrated. and curious games of cards. A complete book. MECH C No. 23. HOW TO EXPLAIN DREAM8.-Everybody dreams, ANI Al. from the little child to the aged man and woman. This little book No. 29. HOW TO BECOME AN INVENTOR.-Every boy gives the explanation to all kinds of dreams, together with lucky should know how inventions originated. This book explains them and unlucky Jays, and "Napoleon's Oraculum," the book of fate. all, in electricity, hydraulics, magnetism, optics, No. 28. HO'V TO TELL FORTUNES.-Everyone is desirous of pneuma\ics, mechanics, etc. 'l'he most instructive book published. knowing what his future life will bring forth, whether happiness or No. HOW TO BECOME AN ENGlNEEJR.-Contalnilig full misery, wealth or poverty. You can tell by a glance at this little mstructions how to proceed in order to become a locomotive en book. Buy one and be convinced. Tell your own fortune. Tell gineer; also directions for builtling a model locomotive together the fortune of your friends. with a full description of everything an engineer should know. No. 76. HOW TO '!'ELL FORTUNES BY THE HAND.-No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMEJ. TS.-Full Containing rules for telling fortunes by the aid of lines of the hand, directions how to mak!'. a B,anjo, Violin, Zither, lEolian Harp, Xyl<> or the secret of palmistry. Also the secret of telling future events phone and other musical mstruments; together with a brief de by aid of moles, marks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By A. Anderson. scription of nearly every musical instrument used in ancient or ATHLETIC. modern times. Profusely illustrated. By Algernon S. Fitzgerald, for twenty years bandmaster of the Royal Bengal Marines. No. 6. HOW TO BECOME AN ATHLETE.-Giving full inNo. 59. HOW TO !\[AKE A l\IAGIC LANTEJRN.-Containing struction for the use of dumb bells, Indian clubs, parallel bars, a description of the lantern, together with its history and invention. horizontal bars and various other met-hods of developing a good, Also full directions for Its use and for painting slides. Handsomely healthy muscle; containing over sixty illustrations. Every boy can illustrated. By John Allen. become strong and healthy by following the instructions contained No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Containing in this little book. complete instructions for performing dver sixty Mechanical Tricks. No. 10. HOW TO BOX.-The art of self-defense made easy. By A. Anderson. illustrated. Containing over thirty illustrations of guards, blows, and the ditfer-LETTER WRITING. ent positions of a good boxer. Every boy should obtain one of these useful and instructive books, as it will teach you how to box No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A most com-without an instructor. plete little book, containing full directions for writing love-letters, No. 25. HOW TO BECOME A GYMNAST.-Containing full and when to use them, giving specimen letters for young and old. instruct!ons all of gymnastic sports and athletic exercises-. No. 12" HOW .TO LETTERS TO. Embracmg thirty-five illustrations. By Professor w. Macdonald. complete mstrucbons for wr1tmg letters to ladies on all subJects; A bandy and useful book. also letters of introdut:tion, notes and requests. No. 34. HOW ro FENCE.-Containing full instruction for No. 24. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO GENTLEMEN.-fen. cing and the use of the broadswo!'d; also instruction in archeryJOonta!n.ing full directions for w riting to gentlemen on all subjects; Described with twenty-one practical illustrations, giving the best also g1vmg sample letters for instruction. positions in fencing. .A. complete book. No. 53 .. IIOW TO LETTERS.-A wonderful_ 1\ttle TRICKS WITH CARDS book, tell.mg you how to write to sweethe11-, VO"" mother, srnter, brother, employer; an.d, m \ n No. 51. HOW TO DO TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Confaining body you wish to write. to. 3" "";in <' ar,.c explanations of t'be general principles of sleight-of-band applicable lady in the ln:ocl Qr -.,j '} < ' 1 r!: r li."d tricks; of ca-rd. wit1!-ordinl!-ry cards, and not requiring .:N. 0 -., in, ' , of-band; of tricks mvolvmg sleight-of-hand;or the usJ> {' 1 n .i.. 1 t'l }y prepared cards. By Professor Haffne 1 I .v to l'l ..., .. ;-"J:.f'T .. 1.Jba!'' ,,),J.)1'1 IL

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No. 41. TH BOOK.-Contai most famous end thie wonderful little ok. No . THE OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER. Conta1!11ng a vaned asso,rtment of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also end mens jokes. Just the thing for home amuse ment and amateur shows. No. 45. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AND JOKltl BQOK.;--Som ething new and ver y instructive Every boy. ob tam this as 1 t contains full instructions for or gamz1ng an amateur mmstrel troupe. No. 65. is on e of t h e mo s t ori ginal Joke ever pubhshe?, and 1t is brimful of wit and humor. It contains a large collection of songs jok es, conundrums etc. of Terrence Muldoon the great wi t1 humoris t, and practicai' of the day. Every boy who can enJoy a good substantial joke should obtain a copy immediately No .. 79. HQW TO BECOME AN A CTOR.-C on taining com plete mstructJons how to make up for various characters on the stage; together with the duties of the S tage Manager, Prompter Scenic Artist and Property l\!an. B y a pro min e n t Stage Manager'. 80. GUS WILLIAMS JOKE BOOK.-Containing the lat est Jokes, anecdotes and funny stories of this world-renown e d and ever popular Uerman c omedian. Sixty-four pages ; handsome colored cover containing a half-tone pho t o of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. No. 16 HOW TO KEJEP A WINDOW GARDEN.-Containlng full instructions for constructing a window guden e i ther in town or country, and the most approve d methods for raising beautiful flowers at home The most complete book of the kind ever pub lishe d. :No. 30. HOW TO COOK.-One of the most instructive books on cooking eve r published It c on t ains r e cip e s for c ooking m eats fish, game and oysters; also pies, pudd i ngs cakes and all kind s of past ry, and a grand collection of rec ipe s by one of our most popular cooks. No 37. HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for everybody boy s girls m e n and women; it will teach you h o w to make almost an ything around the house suc h as parlor ornaments brackets, cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching hiras. ELECTRICAL. No. 46. :HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY._.A: de scription of the wonuerful uses of electri city and ele ctro magneti s m ; together with full instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries, etc. By George Trebel, A. M., M. D. Containing over fifty il -lustrations. No. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL l\IACHINES.-Con taining full Jirections for making ele ctrical machines, induc t ion coils, dynamos. and many novel toy s to be work e d by electricity. By R. A. R. Bennett. Fully illu strate d. No. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Contail'ling a large collection of instruc ti ve and h ighly amusing electrical tricks, together with illustrations. By A. Anderson. SOCIETY. No. 3 HOW TO FLIR' l -The arts and wiles of flirtation ilrt fully explained by this little b o ok. B es id e s the various methods of ha r:.dkerchief . fan glov e. paraso l window and hat flfrtation it con tams a full hst of th e languag e and se n t im e n t of flowers, which is to everybod y both old and young. You cannot be happy withou t one. No. 4. HOW 'l'O D A N C E i s the t i tl e of a new and handsome little book jus t i ssued b y !<'rank 'l'o us ey. It contains full in struc Hon s in the art o f danci ng etiquette in t he ball room and at parties, h o w t o dre s s, and full directi o n s for calling off in all popular square danc es. No 5. IIOW TO 1\1.AKE LOVE.-A compl ete gu i de to love, a nd marriage giv i ng se n sib l e au vice, rules and etiquette to be observ e u with m a n y curious and in teresting things not gen e rall y known No 17. HOW ro DRESS. C on taiuing full in struction In the art of dress in g a nd appea ri ng w ell a t h o m e and abroad giving the s e l ec tions of col o r s, male rial. and b o w t o havP the m made up 18. HOW TO BEC Ol\IE BEAl'TIFU L .-One 0f the brigh test and most valuabl P little books ever given to the world. wish e s to know how t o become beautiful both male and female. The secret is simple, and almost costless. Read this book and be convin ced how to becom e beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No. 7 HOW TO KEEP BIRDS.-Handsomely illustrated an! containing full in struc tion s for the management and training of the canary moc kingbird bobolink bl ac kbird paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAIS E DOG S POULTRY, PIGEONS AND RABBITS.-A u se ful and ins t ructive book Handsomely illus trate d. B y I r a Dro fraw No. 40 HOW TO l\I.AKE AND SET TRAPS.-Including hints on how to catch moles, weasels otte r rats, squirrels and birds. Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J Harrington Kee ne. No. 50. HOW TO ST,UFF BIRDS AND ANil\IALS._.A valuable book, gi ving instruc tions in collecting preparing, mounting .and bird s, animals and ins ects No. 54. HOW TO KEEP AND l\IANAGE PETS.-Giving com pl e t e information as to the manner and method of raising, keeping, taming, breeding and managing all kind s of pets ; also giving full instruc tions for making cag es, e t c Fully explained by twenty-eight illustrations, making it the most complete book of the kind ever published. MISCELLANEOUS. No. 8. HOW TO BECOME A S CIENTIST.-A useful and in struc tive book giving a c ompl ete tre atise on chemistry; also ex p eriments in a c oustics mechani cs, mat hematics, chemistry, and di ENTERTAINMENT. r ec tions for making fireworks, colored fires, and gas balloons. This No. 9. HOW TO BEQOME A Harry book cannot b e equal e d. Kennedy. The se cret given away E very mte lhi; ent boy ieading No. 14. HOW TO l\IAKE CANDY.-A complete hand-book for this book of instructions. by a practi cal professor (delighting multimaking.all kinds of candr. etcw etc. tudes every night with his wond erful Imitations), can master the No. 84. HOW TO BlliCOl\IE AN' AUTt:1.0R.-Containing full art, and create any amount of fun for him se lf and friends. It is the information regarding c hoi c e of subj e cts, the u s e of words and the greatest book C'Ver published, and there' s millions (of fun) in it. manner of preparing and submitting manusc ript. Also containing No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A valuable information as to t h e n e a t n es s, legibility and general com very valuable little book jus t publi s h ed. A complete comp e ndium position of manuscript, essential to a succ essful author. By Prince of gam e s, sports, card diver s ions, comi c rec i t ations, etc. suitable Hiland. for parlor or drawing-room entertainme nt. It contains more for the No. 38. HOW TO BECOl\IE YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A won money than any b o ok publi s h e d derful book, containing useful and prac ti cal information in the No. 35. HOW TO PLAY GAMES.-A complete and use ful little treatment of ordinary diseas e s and ailments common to every book, containing the rules and r e gulations of billiards, bagatelle, family. Abounding in useful and effective recipes for general com backgammon croqu e t. dominoes, etc. plaints. No. 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRU:\IS.-Containing all No. 55. HOW TO COLLECT STAMPS AND COINS.-Con the leading conunrlrums of the day, amusing riddl e s, curious catches taining valuable information regarding the collecting and arranging and witty sayings of stamps and coins. Handsomely illustrated. No. 52 HOW TO PLAY CARDS.-A compl ete and handy little No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETECTIVE.-By Old King Brady, book, giving the rules and full direc tions for play ing Euchre, Cribthe world known detective. In which he lays down some valuable bage, Casino, Forty-Five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poker, and s e nsible rules for beginners, and also relates some adventures Auction Pitc h, All Fours, and many other popular games of cards. and exp e rienc es of well-known detectives. No. 66. HOW TO DO PUZZLES.-Containing over three hunNo. 60. HOW TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER.-Contain dred interesting puzzles and conundrums, with key to same. A ing useful information regarding the Camera and how to work it; complete book. Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. also how to make Photographic Magic Lantern Slides and otber ETIQUETTE. No. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-lt is a great lif e se c ret, and one that every young man desires to know all about. There's happiness in it. No. 33. HOW TO BERA VE.-Containing the rules and etiquette of good society and the easiest and most approve d methods of ap pearing to good advantage at parties. balls, the theatre, church, and in the drawingroom. DECLAMATION. 0 RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. o ula lections in use, comprising Dl} tch dialect pieces, to : cher Transparencies. Handsomely illustrated. By Captain W. De W. Abney No. 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT MILITARY CADET.-C ontaining full explanations how to gain admittance, course of Study, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, Pos Guard, Police R e gulations Fire Department, and all a boy shoul know to be a Cadet. Ccmpiled and written by Lu Senarens, auth of "How to Become a Naval Cadet. No. 63. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL eADET.-Complete. struc tions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis N A cademy Also containing the course of instruction, descrip of grounds and buildings historical sketch. and everything a should know to become an officer in the United States Navy. piled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Beco West Point Military Cadet." R 3 25 CENTS. u' oni Square, New York.

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.: .. __ ': ',)' w-:-.-, 'i ..:...., -',, .. r:=-,. '-. .a. OU.i...ig A ............... IT BY "PHYSICAL DIRECTOR" A 32=PAGE BOOK FOR 5 CENTS Issued Every Friday Handsome Colored Covers These inte nsely interesting stories describe the adventures of Frank Manley, a plucky young athlete, who tries to ex ce l in all kinds. of games and pastimes. Each number contains a story of manly sports, replete with lively incidents, d r amati c si tuations aad a sparkle of humor. Every game will be featured in the succeeding stories, such as base ba ll skating, wrestling, etc. Not only are these stories the very best, but they teach you how to become strong and h ea l t hy. You ca n learn to become a trained athlete by reading the valuable information on physical culture they contain. F ro m time to tim e the wonderful Japanese methods of self-protection, called Jiu-Jitsu, will be explained. A page is d evote d t o advice on healthy exercises, and questions on athletic subjects are cheerfully answered by the author ''PHYSICAL DIRECTOR." No. 1 FRANK rIANLEY'S REAL FIGHT; or, What the Push-ball Game Brought About No. 2 FRANK MANLEY'S LIGHTNING TRACK; or, Speed's Part in a Great Crisis No. 3 FRANK rIANLEY'S AMAZING VAULT; or, Pole and Brains in De'adly Earnest No. 4 FRANK MANLEY'S GRIDIRON GRILL; or, The Try-Out for Football Grit For sale by all newsdealers, or will be sent to any address on receipt of price, 5 cents per copy, in money or postage stamps, by FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24-Union Square, New York. The Athlete's Weekly 'BE STBONGI By "PHYSICAL DIRECTOR" 'BE HEALTHY! LATEST ISSUES: 19 Frank Manley's Earned Run; or, The Sprint That Won a Cup. 4 l'rank Manley's Knack at Curling; or, '.rhe Greatest Ice Game on 20 Frank Manley' s Triple Play; or, 'he Only Hope of the Nine. R ecord. 21 Frank Manley' s Training Table; or, Whipping the Nine into Shape. 5 Frank Manley' s Hocke y Game; or, Up Against a Low Trick. 22 Frank Manley's Coaching; or, The Great Game that "Jackets" 6 !<'rank Manle y s Handicap; or, Fighting the Bradfords In Their Pitched. Gym. 23 Frank Manley's First League Game; or, 'l'he Fourth of July Battle 7 Frank Manl ey' s 'Cross Country; or, Tod Owen's Great Hare and With Bradford. H ounds Chase 24 Frank Manley's Match with Giant; or, The Great Game With the 8 Frank Manle y s Human Ladder; or.1.,_The Qui ckest Climb on Record. Alton "Grown-Ups. 9 Frank Manle y s Proteg e ; or, Jack winston, G r eat Little Athlete. 25 Frank Manley's Training Camp; or, Getting In Trim for the Great10 Frank Manley' s Off Day; or, The Greatest Strain in His Career. est Ball Gaine. 11 Frank Manle y on D ec k ; or, At W ork at Indoor Baseball. 26 Frank ManJey's Substitute Nine; or, A Game or Pure Grit. 12 Frank Manle y At the Bat; or, "The Up -and-at-' em Boys" on the 27 Frank Manley' s Longest Swim; or, Battling wlth Bradford In the D iamond. Wate r 13 Frank Manley' s Hard Home Hit ; or, The Play That Surprised the 28 Frank Manley's Bunch of Hlts; or, Breaking the lileason'a Batting Bradtords. Record. 14 Frank Manle y In the Box; or, The Curve That Rattled Bradford. 29 F k M 1 D G T" w d 15 Frank Manley' s S cratch Hit; or, '.rhe Luck of "The Up-and-at-'em ran an ey 8 ouble ame; or, .. e on er!ul Four-Team B oys." 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