Bound to win, or, The boy who got rich

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iSCENTS . srORIES_OF BOYS WNO MAKEMOHf{. A stalwart, neatly-dressed boy dashed from the doorway of one of the buildings, sprang into the middle of the street, and grasping the sea-faring man by the arm, literally tore him from under the horses' heads and the swinging pole.


Fame and Fortune Weekly STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY Issu e d Weekt11-B11 Subscription 1 2 50 per y ear. E11t ere d acc or ding to A c t of C o ng ress in the y ear 190ll, in the oJl'lce of the Librarian of Congr e ss, Wa.hington, D. C ., bv Frank 1 'ousey, Publishe r 24 Union Squa1 e, New Yo1k. No. 23 NEW YORK, l\IARCH !), 1906. Pric e 5 Cetits Boud To Win; OR THE BOY WHO GOT RICH. By A SELF= MAD E rlA N CHAPTER L FR011I THE J A W S OF DEATH. Rattle! Rattl e l httii:? ! Tin g-alin g -ling! T o o t To o t Too-00-00-oot All of a s udd e n t h e hithe rto tranquil air in the imme diate neighborhood of Trinity Church b e gan to tingle wit h excit e m e nt. P e destrian s p assin g up and d own that part of Broadw a y c:amc t o a s top and e dging toward th e c urb looked up th e bus y thoroughfar e down which the hubbub seeme d to b e app roa c hing Office window s were hurri e dly pu s hed up and s core s of heads thrus t out, all turned in the direction of the pos t office. A n ele c tri c car from the Battery came to a s udden s top, whil e a big American Expres s Oo. s wagon and half a dozen o th e r v ehicles dre w in toward the curb under the s hadow s o f th e chur c h and peopl e crossin g New York's main busi n ess thoroughfare above Wall Stre e t b e gan to scatter right a nd l e ft. A c oupl e of nimble-l egged, barefooted newsboys das hed along the gutter, s houting: H e r e comes d e e ngine!" And the y wer e right. lha w n b y three p o werful light gray anima l s, the driv e r o n his ele vated seat l e aning w e ll forward with both hand s out s tret c hed holdin g the reins, the s hinin g brass funn e l b e l c hin g dun-color ed smoke and a m y riad of s parks, a big s t e amer of the Metropolit a n Fire Department came char g in g down the s treet l ike a whirlwind, with its hos e carriage followin g a t bre akneck s p eed a s hort di s tance behind. Guiding hi s horses s kilfully to the right, th e driv e r turnw l in at Wall Stre et with a rattle and a roar ju s t as a thick s et man of p e rhap s s ixt y year s whos e calling was shown b y hi s weath e r-b eate n c ount e nance and hi s dress-a cap a nd a closel y button e d peajack et-s tarted to cross the nar ro\V thorou g hfare. A doze n p e ople saw hi s clanger ancl yell e d a warning. The seafarin g man looked up i n a s t artle d way, and thc:1 a s if daze d b y conditio1rn to whi c h he was not a ccus tomed, or partly intoxi cate d h e dropped the satchel h e was carrying, some rnoriey he had in his hall(l, took a cou ple of awkwaru R t e p s forward, and the n s tood still in the path of the hor s r s and e n g in e b e arin g down upon him. The driv er saw him at once and pu s hing .hard dpwn on th e brake a t his feet s werved hi s animals as much a s pos s ibl e tow:ud the far curb.


2 BOUND TO WIN. But it was clearly impossible for him to stay the speed and while both were answering questions they were again of those iron-shod horses in short s pace that intervened, surrounded by a denser mob than before. or turn out of the unfortun ate man's path enough, owing to "Officer," ge t us out of this, will you?" asked the rescu ed the narro w ness of the street, to avoid running him down. man when the policeman returned the notebook to his At that thrilling moment, when scores of spectators were pocket. gazing horror-struck, from the s idewalks and the windows "Stand back, there," commanded the member of the of the office buildings, yet not a hand was raised to save "finest," pushing the bystande1'8 out of the way to make the bewild e red man, whose fate seeme d to be certain, a a lane for the two to pass through. sta lwart, n eatly dressed boy dashed from the doorway of A gradually diminishing crowd followed them as :far as one of the buildings, sprang into the stre et, and, grasping Broad Street. the seafaring man by the arms, litera lly tore him :from un"You are sure you're not injured, sir?" asked Sid, with d e r the hor ses' heads and the swinging pole, both rescuer some anxiety, as his companion wiped the trickling blood and rescued pitching head forward in a heap i the gutter fr;m a slight cut over 11is right eye with his handk erchief. as the fire eng in e >vent dashing by. The boy saw that his rough, mahogany-hued hand shook, It was a daring and successful feat. and that his strong limbs trembled from the reaction which Then as the hose carriage passed by, with a clatter and followed upon his terrible expe rience. jingle, the crowd on the :further side joined those who .had "I don't think so, my brav e lad, though I've had quite a alrea dy surrounded the brave boy and the man he had shaking up. You must be a strong boy to be able to yank saved from death me about the way you did. I weigh lSO pounds in my As the two picked themselves up a dozen hands were exunderclothes. I owe you a debt of gratitude I never can tended to recover their hats and to bru s h the dust from their repay," he said, with much feeling clothes. "Don't allow that to worry you," said Sid, cheerfully "By George!" exclaimed one man,. "that was the most "But it will worry me. Come down this way," he said, remarkable and heroic act ever saw, and I've seen a few drawing the boy into Broad Street. "I can't bear to be in my time." made an object of curio s ity. L et us go in here a moment "I should say it was!" an s w ered a gentleman at his e lI must have a drink to steady me up," and he led hi s young bow. "'The boy deserves a medal." companion into a cafe. "I don't suppose you indulge in "He certainly does," spoke ltp a third, enthusiastically, liquor?" interrogatingly. handing the seafaring man his satche l, which he had picked "No, sir, "answered Sid up. "That's right," replied the seafarer, approvingly. "I hope you're not hurt, my lad?" asked a big broker, in "A void it. It is a bad practice, especially for one of your a shiny silk hat and up-to-dat e business s uit. years." "I'm all right," replied the boy, wiping the dust from "That i s my idea, s ir. I promised my mother that I hi s, face, which impressed the crowd with its frank, open would never drink into xicating liquor, and I mean to keep expression and evident rnanliness. my word." Well, you're a wonder,'i said the broker "I think I've "YoL<'rc a fine lad," said the stranger, earnestly, looking seen you before, haven t I? You're emplo5'ed in the the boy over from head to foot. "And you have shown Stre et." that you possess real American pluck. Now, tell me your ''Yes, sir." name/' he added, as they took seats at a sma ll round table "Why, of course. I recognize you now You're Sidney of polished wood and he gave his order to a white-jacketed Graham. Page & Bacon 's messenger." waiter. "That's right," admitted the boy. "And you're Broker "Sidney Graham." George Brown." "I'm Ed'ard Gale; master of the ship Fleetwing, just ar"I see you know me. You re just the boy such a thing rived from Bombay, by the way of Cape Good Hope. My might be expected 0." vessel is anchoretl in the lower bay. We passed quarantinP "Thank you, Mr. Brown. I did the best I could under this morning. "rhis is the first time l've been ashore in the circumstances $Omething lik e three months, aml the firnt time I've set The seafaring man now took a hand in the proc eedings foot in America for eight years." He grasped the boy by both of his hands and wrung thcJn 'There was an unmistakable twang in the captain's voice with an iron grip, while tears of gratitude stood in his clear, \\'hich showed that he was, beyond a doubt, a real down blue eyes easter "I owe my life to you, my l ad. I can't find words to ex "1 don't wonrler, then, that you were a bit rattled by press my feelings on the s ubj ect Come with me-let us that fire engine," said Graham, politely . get away from this crowd." "I'm not used to getting in their way, that's a fact," said With Rome difTiculty they managed to make their way the captain, with a faint smile. "I had no idea that one out of the curious throng, which, by this time, had grown was so close upon me, and I was taken by surprise People so la rge as to block the street I shouted at me from both sides of the way, and I got so A polic e man with his notebook, then took them in hand, mixed up that I didn't know which way to turn."


BOUND TO WIN. "Well, you had a narrow escape, Captain Gale," said The captain nodded solemnly. Sid, smiling. "I was rescued five months ago and taken to Bombay. "I realize that I had, and it is entirely due to your The consignees for the New Yark shipping firm of Joy & promptness and courage. My dear boy, you don't know Tarbell, in whose emp loy I had been for years before I lost how grateful I am to you," and the captain shook the lad's my ship in the simoon in the Indian Ocean, received me as hand once more in a way that left no doubt as to his sinone back from the dead, ior I was supposed to have gone cerity. down with the ship. The Fl('.ftwing, a vef!sel I had com-"I guess you'll have to excuse me now," said Graham, rismantled for several yearr;, was in Bomb11y, disoharging at ing. "I must get back to my office." the time, and singular to say her captain had just died. The "Wait a moment. I can't let you go this way. I don't consignees cabled the owners about me and aakEld for inwant to lose sight of you. Where do you live?" structions The reply put me once more in chiuge of my "Shall I write my address clown for you?" former vessel, and in due time I sailed for this port." HI wish you would. I to meet your folks and tell ''Some time I should like to hear of your experience on them how muoh I appreciate the service you have done me." that island, Captain Gale/' said Graham, eagerly, for he "My mother and sisters will be glad to make your ac had read the wonderful adventures of Uobinson Crusoe, at quaintance, Captain Gale; but I hope you'll go easy with an early age, and the book had left a vivid impression on his your commendations on what I have done for you, or they mind. may fear this hat of mine won't fit my head any more." "And so you shall, my lad. I dare say you'd like to know "I'm afraid I don't quite catch your meaning, my lad," my little girl, too." said the captain, with a puzzled look. HYes, sir. H you haven't seen her for eight years she Sid grinned ancl explained to him what ic meant by a must be quite a big girl by this time.'' case of "swellerl head." "That's right," replied the captain slowly, as if the idea "You don't look like that kind of boy,'' replied the ship-that his daughter was anything else than the little girl he master, in a breezy manner, having now entirely recovered left behind him when he last s&ilecl from New York from the shock he had susta ined. had just occurred to him. H Sosbe is. She was seven years Graham wrote his name and address on the back of a old the last time I saw her. Why, s he nl\.lSt be fifteen now!" card and handed it to the captain, who took out a wellhe ejaculated, in a sort of ohildish 'Wonder. 4'Fii'teen !" h e worn red lenther pocketbook, filled with papers and bankrepeated. 'I Quite a young lady almost. Bi1t she'll know notes, and carefully deposited it in one of the pockets. her father-oh, yes, I'm s ure ahe'U know me," with w istfu l CHAPTER II. THE CAPTAIN'S LITTLE GIRL. you know, my lad, I've taken a liking to you," said Captain Gale, eamstly. "You've got an honest, straight forward way about you that takes my fancy. I've seen a lot of deception in this worla;" with something like a sigh, "and when a young chap with such qualities as you possess comes athwart my hawse I feel like cottoning right to him. You see, I'm alone in the world, that is, except my little girl, and, will you believe me, I haven't seen her in over eight years. Think of that Why, I'm just wild to meet and take her into my arms again," and the speaker's voice shook with emotion, and his gray eyes grew moist. "Eight years is a lon g time, sir,'' admitted Sid, in a sympathetic tone; "but of course you've heard from her many times-whenever you arrived in a port." The captain shook his head in a mo1:!Jailful kind of way. "No," he said, with a wistful expression on his mahog any-hued face, "how could I when I was cast away for six years on an uninhabited island in the 'Indian Ocean?" "Good gracious P' exclaimed Sid, astonished. "Cast away on an island six whole years I And you were alone all that time?" eagerness, "though she must have thoi1ght mo dead until she received the letter I wrote her from Bombay." As the sea captain was speaki ng, it occurred to Sid Graham that eight years being quite a stretch of time, it was possible the little girl in question might have died during the interval her father had been away-a contin gency Captain Gale did not seem to figure on. "I don't wonder you are impatient to eee your daughter again," said Sid, in an earnest tone. "Impatient You cannot fancy the longing, the yearn ing I have to fold her in my anns." "And-and-your wife?" pursued the boy, hesitating. "Yau do not mention her. Is she dead ?" "Yes." It was impossible to describe the sorrowful !lathos with which that one word was spoken. "She died shortly after I left this port on the ill-fated Wanderer. I received the news at Melbourne from her half brother, Samuel Sharpley, a lawyer of Jersey City, who wrote me that he had taken charge of my Jessie, and would be a father to her till I returned. It was a dreadful shock to me, young man--a dreadful shock. H it hadn't been for my little girl I don't think I should have rallied from it. At any rate, I'm not the same man I was." "Did you say you left her with Samuel Sharpley, a lawyer?" asked Sid, curiously. There was a reasbn for the question. That morning he read an account in the morning paper of a New Jersey lawyer-a pettifogger he was de-,


4 TO WIN. scribed-named Samuel Sharpley, who had been arrested ily. "H's a regular coincidence, isn't it? So you are emon the charge of swindling a sailor. ployed by them? Very respectable firm, I believe." 'l'he lawyer's record, as investigated by the reporter, was extremely shady. It was found that, in connection with a man named Cut e] i ff; he ran a low gin-mill and sailors' J;>oarcl ing-hou'>e, called the "Seaman's Rest," on the Jersey City water front, where it was believed unsuspecting seamen were often drug ged and shanghaied, though no evidence establishing that fact was brought against Sharpley or his partner. Sharpley ma.naged to have the charge against him dis missed, owing to lack of evidence sufficient to hold him. "Yes," replied Captain Gale, in answer to the boy's ques tion. "Is-is he a lawyer of some prominence?" "Well, I can't say that he is, or was when last I saw him," replied the captain, with some hesita.tion. "I never bad much confidence in him, to tell the truth, but my wife, his half-sister, sympathized with him, for he always had a tale of hard luck when he came to see her, and she helped him one way or another; and defended him whenever I pulled him over the coals. He is not exactly the kind of person 1 should have left in charge of my Jessie if I could have arranged matters otherwise. But I was thousands of miles away, in Australia. at the time, ancl as I expected to return to New York in six or seven months, I let things believing that for his dead half-sister's sake, Mr. Sharpley would do the best be could for her child. To make all the more certain, I sent him a power of attorney to (lraw the interest on some bonds, and the dividends on some stock I had invested my savings in prior to starting for A 11stralia." ''I hope you will find that he has been faithful to his tru,,t, Captain Gale," said Sid. "You have his address, of. course ?" "Well," replied the captain, a bit doubtfully, "I know where he lived eight years ago. It is possible he has moved during that time." "If he is still living in Jersey City you will probably be able to trace him through the city directory." "I did not think of that," answered the captain. "I ex-pected to get his address from the Wall Street firm in whose care I left my bonds and stock. He would naturally call there at stated times to receive the interest and other "Yes, sir." "Well, if you're bound that way, I'll go right along with you." "I am, captain, and will be glad of your company. The office is only a block from here," said the boy, rising. Captain Gale got up, too. "I'm afraid I've detained you with my talk," he said, laying his hard and horny hand on shoulder. "I hope you will excuse me. If you were a man and a father you'd nnderstand my feelings." "Don't mention it, Captai n Gale. There's no harm done. Page & Bacon are not driving me to death, just now." "When the Fleetwing hauls into dock somewhere along South Street to discharge, you'll come down and see me and meet mv Jess1e. I shall live aboard, and my little girl will be with me," said Captain Gale, as they crossed Broad Street together. "I shall be glad to do so, captain." "That's right. Jessie will be proud and happy to know you, especially after I have told her how you saved my life," and the captain his hand almost affectionately on the boy's arm. "Then, when I go to sea again, you won't forget to call and see her once in a while, will you, to keep her from feeling lonesomr after her old dad?" "Sure thing, captain. I'll introduce her to my mother and sisters. They;11 make things pleasant for her, you may depend." "Of course they will," said Gale, cheerfully. "I never thought of that." "Here we are," said Sid. "Page & Bacon are one flight up, to the rear." Whereupon Graham piloted the seafaring man to the office where he was employed. CHAPTER III. URIAH PAGE AND EBENEZER BACON. money which his power of attorney would entitle him to." The offices of Page & Bacon, bankers and brokers, were "That's right," said Sid. "What is the name of this located on the second floor of No. Wall Street. :firm? I am employed in Wall Street as a messenger for The firm was all old one and well known in the financial Page & Bacon, bankers and brokers, and--" district, but notwithstanding that fact very few reputable "Who did you say?" asked Captain Gale, grasping the brokers or solid speculators ever had regular dealings with boy by the arm. Page & Ba.con. "Page & Bacon, No. Wall Street." At least, not of recent years. "Why, those are the people who have my stock and They did an extensive business in time and call loans. bonds." They also had a very sharp pair of shears in constant "Is that so?" exclaimed Sid, in surprise. "Seems rewaiting for venturesome lambs, when those blythesome ani markable, doesn't it, that I, their, messenger, should be the mals invaded the Street after easy money. one to pull you out of a bad fix right here in Wall Street. I The 'firm advertised steadily in the best financial papers suppose you were on your way to call upon them." -and magazines, and thereby attracted a considerable .list of '"l'hat's right, my lad," admitted Captain Gale, cheerout-of-town customers, who, however, never got rich


.BOUND TO WIN. 5 through transactions engineer ctl for them by Page & Bacon. l\Ir. Page, a thin, wizened, sharp-eyed little man of eighty years, a deacon in one of the uptown Presbyterian churches, and chairman of the Board of F or eign Missions, was al ways an ear l y bird at the office. A few minutes before the thrilling event narrated in our opening chapter occurred, Mr. Bacon, stout, red-faced and pockmark.ed, entered the private office and found the senior partner as usual seated at his desk. The hour was ten in tTie morning, and business was beg inning to get into full swing in New York's financial district. "Ebenezer." It was Mr. Page who sp oke. "Well, Urfah ?" said the junior member of the firm, was all of fifty years, in a gruff tone habitual with him. "There's a letter in the morning mail that's going to give you a shock." "'''hat do you mean?" "It's from a man we supposed to be dead-lost at seayears ago." "You don't mean--. began Mr. Bacon and then he paused, with something lik e a gasp. "Yes, I do, Ebenezer I mean Captain Edward Gale, of the wanderer." "And you say you received a l etter from him-this morning?" incredulously. "Ye Ebenezer." "Let me see it," Mr. Bacon said, abruptly. Mr. Page took a letter with a foreign stamp on it from a pigeon-hole and passed it to hi s partner. "'l'he letter, you may observe, is postmarked Bombay and London, and seems to have been unaccountably delayed in transit, for it is dated July 1st, and this is--" "November," said Mr. Bacon, as he pulled out the en closure, with fingers that trembled not a little which was somewhat strange for a man 0 the junior partner's tem perament. "Exactly;" pursued Mr. Page. "Most of it refers to his daughter Jessie, with whom we really have nothing to do. Re is distressingly anxious abO\tt her, which, of course, is most natural, a.' he has not seen her these eight years past." "He says the Wanderer was lost in a simoon in the Indian Ocean, and that he alone appears to have survived the disaster," interrupted Mr. Bacon, as he p er used the l et ter. "He passed six years on an uncharted island, and was finally taken off by a bark which put in there for water. It almost surpasses belief, Uriah. This man who has been supposed to be dead now turns out to be very much alive. His return to this city, on the Fleetwing,,to whi<;h he says he has been appointed, promises grave complications." "It does, indeed, Ebenezer," sai d Mr. Page, slowly rub bing his bony hands one over the other. "Eight years ago Captain Gale deposited with u s certain securities--" "Exactly. One hundred Alpha & Om ega fir s t mortgage bonds, which we purchased for him at 90, and are worth to-day 110; together with 500 shares of the company's si nce doubled by the watering proces s, which we got for hirp. at 40, and is quoted this morning at 125-the interest and dividend s on which we have regularly collected and--" "Paid over to Mr. Samuel Sharpley, who holds a power of attorney from the captain," interjected the senior ner. "Precisely. And which we presume Mr. Sharpley has expended on the support and education of the J)aptain's daughter," continued Mr Bacon, with a peculiar smile . "We are not responsible for what Mr. Sharpley has done with the money,'' said Mr. Page, drily. "Hum of course not. I merely made the remark, for, under the circumstances, the amount of money we have been obliged to pay him would be quite a temptation to some men," and the spe aker looked hard at his partn er. "You seem to be uncommonly facetious this morning, Ebenezer. \Ye arc alone, and I see no reason why you s hould not call a spade a s pade. Mr. Sharpley is a pettifogging, rascally lawyer. I see by thi s morning's paper that he's up to his old tricks again. He was haled to court yester day on t h e complaint of on e of his victims, but managed, as usua l to Rqueeze himself out through some legal knot-hole. I repeat, Ebenezer, Ur. Sharpley is a thorough scoundrel, and it was owing to his s hady reputation that we succeeded in preventing him from becoming the legal guardian of .Jessie Gale." "But in order to keep our gr ip on the captain's holding s in Alpha & which inc r ease d enormously in value soon after his supposed death, we have been obliged, to a certain extent, to stand in with Mr. Sha:rpley-that is, we have to pay him a consi d e rable s um as hu s h-money." "A most unsatisfactory arrangement for us, Ebenezer, but which we were compelled to accede to, as we had hy pothecated the bonds and stoc k in question in order to meet our obligations after the squeeze we got in D. & G." "You sta t e the matter correctly, Uriah," said Mr. Ba.con. "We used the securities without authority in order to save our :fin:.mcial standing and because we felt quite safe in doing so as we regarded the captain as good as dead after the marine insurance on the Wanderer and her cargo had been paid to the owners. We felt we could afford to st op Mr. Sharpley's exac tions by 'a stiff bribe, though by so doing we have become particeps criminis-that is, accomplices-in a scheme to defraud the captain's daughter. Having won Mr. Sharpley over, we had come to look upon the bulk of the Alpha & Omega securities as part of our b u siness capital." "Very true, Ebenezer. Therefore, you can imagine wha.t a shock that letter gave me when I opened it and found--" "That Captain Gale had most unexpectedly and, shall I say unwelcom e ly, come back to life. This means that we s hall presently be called upon to make good to our client the full value of his holdings in Alpha & Omega. It will never do, Mr. Page!" excaimed the junior partner, pound ing the top of the desk violently. "Certainly not/' admitted Mr. Page. "It will never do.


6 BOUND TO WIN. We should suffer a heavy loss. We have paid Mr. Sharpley a great deal of mopey above what he was rightfully entitled to, and the captain can hold us accountable. As we have lost a good deal in the market this year we simply couldn1t raise the money." "Of course we couldn't. Therefore, when the captain ap pears, which, I take it, he may at any hour; we must use our influence to persuade him to allow his property to re main in our hands. He will go to sea again, and--" "But if he should insist on having an accounting, Ebe nezer, what then?" asked the sleek, elderly broker of his big partner. "Let us lose no time in considering what we shall do." The two partners put their heads together and began a very serious talk. While thus engaged there came a knock on the door. "Come in," said Mr. Bacon, brusquely. Sid Graham opened the door and stuck his l).eadinto the room. "A gentleman to see the firm," he said. "N aine and business, please?" replied Mr. Bacon, sharply. "Captain Edward Gale, sir, of the ship Fleetwing." "We should be ruined, Uriah. Captain Gale holds our receipt for securities worth $136,000 which only cost him $29,000 eight years ago. We have borrowed $60,000 on the stock and $7 ,000 on the bonds." "We could not raise half that amount at this moment, Ebenezer?' "We could not, Uriah. Therefore, as I remarked, we CHAPTER IV. SID AND EDNA. must persuade him to wait." Mr. Bacon came out into the reception-room and wel" Hum! But suppose he won't be reasonable? Suppose corned his seafaring visitor most effusively. he kicks up a muss, Ebenezer? You know what these "Come right into our private room, Captain Gale," he seafaring people arc when they get an idea in their heads. sai d, pulling the captain with him. "Mr. Page is inside. It's hard to move them. Suppose he insists on having his We received your letter from Bombay only this morning. stock and bonds back, and won't go away without them. Never so surprised in my--" What then?" Bang went the door, and Sid heard no more. Mr. Bacon's face :flushed a deeper sca rlet, and the pock"Mr. Bacon seems to be highly delighted to see the capmarks stood out more prominently and repulsively than tain," grinned the boy. "I never knew him to greet any ever in his countenance bloated from too frequent indulone so warmly before. I wonder what's in the wind? I gence in mint juleps. guess the firm has an axe to grind. Think they can work "We'll have to quiet him," he said, firmly. more securities off on the master of the Fleetwing. Well, "How?" if they can't do it no one in the Street can. I guess I'll go "We will have to make common cause with Mr. Sharpin and have a chin with Edna. If there are callers I'll hear ley." them come into the reception-room "Which would stiffen that rascal's hold upon us." Thus speaking, Sid passed through a wire door into the "Mr. Sharpley would be glad to stand in with us, since counting-room, and sought the corner where Edna Jack s on it will be to his interest to do so. If we go tq the wall, Mr. was operating a typewriter. Sharpley's income will naturally cease." Edna was a pretty brown-eyed girl, and Sid thought that, Mr. Page nodded. next to his sisters, she was the nicest girl he "If argument fails we will hand the captain over to the She lived not very far from the Grahams in that section lawyer. From what I know of Sharpley, I judge he is of Manhattan known as G nwich Village. amply able to cope with the situation," said Mr. Bacon, They generally met on he Christopher Street statio n bluntly. ''By the way, Uriah, have you looked at the maplatform of the elevated railroad, and went downtown to rine intelligence in this morning's Herald?" business together. Mr. Page shook his head. She knew Sid's mother and sisters, and when they said "Y'Ou might take a look," he suggested, pointing to the he was the finest son and brother in the world, she agreed paper which lay on the top of his desk. with them. Mr. Bacon unfolded the paper and turned over the sheets Oh, yes, they were great friends-she and Sid. till he came to the page. She happened to see Graham come in with Captain Gale, "Hum I 'Arrivals.' Hum! hum I By the jlimping Je-and she wondered who the o]d weatherbeaten gentleman was. hoshaphat, the man is here!" he exclaimed,_ in some ex-So when the lad glided up alongside of her table she, eitement. with womanly curiosity, began to question him about the "Eh W captain. I "He's come, I tell you. Listen: 'Ship Fleet'wing; Gale, "That's Captain Gale, of the ship Fleetwing," he an-master; Bombay via Cape Town, arrived at quarantine last swerecl, beamingly. night at nine o'clock.' We shall see him to-day." "And who is Captain Gale, of the ship Fleetwing ?" "I am afraid we shall, Ebenezer," replied Mr. Page, in "He's a client of ours." a resigned tone. "Indeed l I never saw him before."


BOUND TO WIN. "I don't wonder at that. You must have been a little girl in short dresses when he was here before." "Is tha t so?" she replied, tossing her shapely head. "Ana what were you, then?" "I g u ess I was a young gentleman in knickerbockers." "A little boy in knickerbockers, you mean," she said with a mischievous smile "Come now, tell me all about the c aptain.'' "What do you think I am? A biographical dictionary? I've only known the man an hour." "How came you to me e t him?" "How? Well, it will knock you silly when I tell you." "I think I can stand it. You might tell me where he came from, to begin with "Sure. He came direct from Born bay." "Bombay? Why, that's in lncli a i sn't it?" "That's where it was when I wcnl lo schoo l and I guess it hasn't moved any to sp e ak of since then." "You ridiculous boy!" cried Edna, slapping Sid play fully on the arm: "Now, tell me how you met the cap tain. "It wa s this way b eg an Sid, anc1 foen he narrated the manner in which he bad rescued the captain from being run down by the fir e engine. "Dear me," s he said, with a little shud d er, "you both had a very narrow escape." "I'm not saying we didn 't." "How brave you are!" she said, admiringly. "Come, now, Edna, no flowers, please," grin n ed Sid. "I think you deserve a whole flori s t's shop. Why, the man would prob ably have been killed but for your pres e nce of mind and coura ge." "I don't s e e that, a fellow de s erves ao much prai s e for m e r e l y doin g hi s duty "You see m to have been the only one there who tried to d o it." "All right; we'll let it g o at that. The captain to ld me h e has a dau ghte r h e hasn t seen in eight years. He's goirtg t o introduce me to brr." "How old i R s he?" a s k e d the s tenographer, curious ly. "Fifteen, I b e li e ve." "I suppo s e you'll keep awa nights till you see her. T s s h e pretty?" H o w can I t e ll that?" laughed Sid. "You aren't jeal o u R n ow, you?" Jealou s 'rhe idea "lf t:he's prettier than you she must be a peach," grinned t h e boy. I "You know you don't mean that,'.' said Edna, with a pl e a s ed s mile "I always mean what I say . By the way, I sold my C. & D. s to c k this morning at an advance of 10 points." "Did you, really? How nice How many shares did you hav e ?" "Jus t 100. T bought it at 45, and it took all my dough to put up th e ma r g in. I expect to get my check to-morrow for $1,-!75, whic h g ives me a profit of $975. Not so bad for a flie r. 01 c our se, I'm going to stand treat, as I promised, so get your hat and j acket and I'll blow you off to a tiptop lunch." "Is this to be a Delmonico spread?" she asked, roguishly, as she ro s e from h e r chair ,; Oh, say, what do you want, anyway?" "\\'here a re you going to take me?" "'I h e re's a nice r estau rant on Beaver Street. We ll g o there." "Very well. Just wait till I get my things." As Sid returned to the reception-room and started to put on his hat and overcoat, bright -l ooking young man came into the office. "I'd like to see Sidney Graham," he said "'l'hat's my name," replied. Sid. "What can I do for you?" "There's my card," said the visitor. "You're a reporter, eh?" "Yes. I want your story of the--" "Oh, I see what you're after," interrupted Graham. "Bnt really I haven't time to talk to you now. Just going out to with our stenographer. Basides, I don't care to be made a hero of in the papers I only did what any fellow would or ought to have clone under the circum stances You' d better inte rview Captain Gale. He's en gaged with the firm at present, but i you wait I've no doubt he'll tell you all you want to know." "Thanks, but I'd you to tell me what you did in your own way, too." "I tell vou I didn't do anything remarkable. I saw the captain in a dazed kind of way in the middle of the street. The fire engine was bQaring right down on him, and I saw that unless something was done for him mighty quick he would certainly be run over. So I just jumpeLl into the street, gra .bbecl him under the arms and yanked him out of clanger That's the whole thing. I coulcln"t tell you any more if I talked with you for a week. Come, Edna." Sid and Mis s Jackson walked out 0 the office, leaving ihe reporter to s ecure an ii:iterview with Captain Gale as best he could It was a whole hour before they got back. 'l'hey pa sse d Page and Bacon, with Captai n Gale be tween them, on the street, boun 1, apparently, for Del rnonico s for lunch. "I don't know just why, Edna, but I have taken a great liking to Captain Ga l e He's such a bluff, honest, unsus picious old man, that it's a pleasure to talk to him. There isn't a particle of deception about him. You s hould have heard him ta l k about l1is little girl, as he calls her, though s he must be quite a big girl now. As his wife i s Q.ead she's the only thing he's got to love in the world." "What is her name?" asked Edna, in an interes ted tone. "Jessie." "And you say they haven't s een each other for eight years?" "That's what he said." "DeaJ' me, that's a long time for him to be away, isn't it?"


8 BOUND TO WIN. "Well, it wasn't his fault. You see he was wrecked on gage 5 per cent. Alpha & Omega bonds, whose market an island in the Indian Ocean, where he stayed s ix whole value to-day is $110, or, if you pre.fer, their equivalent in years before he was taken off." cash." "Ts it possible!" she exclaimed, quite astonished. "Why, that would amount to $1,100, sir," exclaimed Siu, ".r 11st like Robinson Crusoe. Did you ever read tha.t in s urprise. ? ' Edna shook her head. "Well, you ought to read it. I think it would interest :ou." "And Captain Gale's daughter-where was she all this lime?" "Living with a relative of the captaii'l's wife-a law yer named Samuel Sharpley-in Jersey City. Now, Edna, I don't feel quite easy in my mind about that man Sharp ley." "Why, what do you mean?" she asked, opening her eyes in s urprise. "I'll tell you. I'm afraid he's a ras cal." 'fhen he went on to tell her about the article he had read in that morning's paper about the pettifogger named Samuel Sharpley, of Jersey City, who h ad been arrested for swindling a sailor, and whose reputation was so shady "Why should you think the two are the same man?" asked Edna, curiously. "The similiarity of the names, for one thing; then the impression I have formed of Mr. Sharpley's c haract er from Captain Gale's description of the man, and lastl y the news paper description of the pettifogg e r Sharpley coincides, as I now remember with the geneJal app earance of a man who called here to see Mr. Bacon in July, and who sent in his name a s Sharpley. Evidently he called to collect the captain's intere st on hi s bonds, for Captain Ga l e told me h e sent this per s on a power of attorney enti tling him to receive the money. If these two Sharpleys are rea Uy iden tical, I'm afraid Jessie Gale has been in bad compan y these eight yea r s back." "Oh, dear, I hope not!" Edna, earnes tly. "You don't hop e it any more than I, for I am sure if my suspicions are based on fact s it will drive Captain wild when he makes the discover)\, as, in that case, he is bound to do. He is wrapp ed right u p in that girl." "It would b e very sad if s uch proved to be the case," s aid Edna, sympathetically. "You can just gamble on it it would." It was time Edna got to work again, and so Sid returned to his c u stomary post in the reception-room. In the course of an hour Mr. Page returned with Cap tain Gale They had hardl y entered the private office before Sid was s ummoned to the room "Sidney/' sa id Mr. Page, "Captain Gale has told me of the great serv ice you rendered him this morning on Wall, near Broad1ray. T must commend, you for lhe nerve you uisplayed in his b e half. The captain has already thanked you as far as worrls can express his appreciation of your ro nduct But he desires to offer you a more substantial evid e nce of bi s gratitude, and I think you deserve it. He authorizes me to turn over to you ten of his first mort-The broker nodded. "But, sir, it would seem lik e taking pay for a service that I was very happy to render Caplain Gale for nothing.',' "My dear lad," put in the master of the Fleetwing, "I couldn't possibly pay you for saving my life. That is some thing beyond price. I am simpl,v giving you this as a slight testimonial or remembrance of the occasion I should feel much hurt if you refused to accept the gift, which I can very easi l y afford, since I find that the securities I left in the custody of Page & Bacon eight years ago have very largely increased in value." "Very well, captain, since you insist I will accept the bonds, and I thank you very much for your valuable gift." "You are welcome, mv lad. Now I will ask a favor of . you." "I'll glad to oblige you any way I can," replied the boy, qheerfu ll y "I knew you would. Mr. Page has g iv en me Mr. Sharp ley's address, and I am going o ver to see my little girl. .'\.s I am not fami liar with Jersey City, and I believe you are to some extent, Mr. Page says you may go over with me and show me the way." "I am quite ready to do so," answered Sid, pleased to render the old sk i pper an additional kindness. "I will be ready in less than half an hour," said the cap tain. "All right, sir." Sid then withdrew to carry the news to Edna that he had become a bloated bondholder. Thirty minutes later Captain Gale came into the recep tion-room and told Sid he was ready to go to Jersey City. The boy put on his hat and coat and led the way to the street. "Herc is Ur. Sharpley's address," said the captain, hand ing Graham n slip of paper. r111e boy glanced at it and wall immem;cly relieYed to firnl that the acldresR was not the "Seaman's Rest," as he had feared it would be, but a. 8id E'treet in the neighborhood or one of the police courtR. "I may have been mistaken, after all," he thought "I trust l have been." Jt was about four o'clock when they arril""ed at their des tination-a very ordinary-looking frame' structure that badly needed a coat of paint. A paint store occupied the ground floor, but a tin sign pointed the way to Mr. Sharpley s office on the second floor back. Clearly, :;\fr. Sharpley was not a lawyer of any great im portance if external indicatiom went for anything; still, there is a saying that you c-n11 't al ways judge a book b y it5 cover Sid, however, was rather disappointed by what he saw, and his former suspicions returned to him.


BOUND TO WIN. ============================-___ .::-;===:-:=--:-=-= They went upstairs, knocked on a door which bore Mr. Sharpley's name, and were bidden to enter by a boyish voice. They accepted the invitation and found themselves in a scantily furnished, not over-clean room, of small dimen s ions, whose sole occupant was a small, red -h eaded urchin of perhaps twelve years, who was perched up on a tall stoo l reading a copy of some Wild '\Vest flction. Apparently he resented the intrusion of visitors, for his voice and manner were aggressi vc, as he inquired their busi'ness. "We wiifu to see Mr. Samuel Sharpley," said Sid. "Well, you can't see him, 'cos he isn't in," snorted the office boy. "Do you expect him in soon?" "Naw . If you want to see him bad you'd better go clown to the "Seaman's Rest,' at the foot of Blank Street." "Where?" gasped Sid, aghast at the direction, which confirmed his fears. "The Seaman's Rest," repeated the boy, who immediately r eturned to his library, and paid no further attention to his visitors. "Let us go there, then," said the unsuspicious skipper, and Sid, with a sense of imp e nding misfortune, led the way back to the street. CHAPTER V. THE SEAMAN'S REST. There are some tough and miserable-looking habit atio n s along the Jersey City water front, hut the worst of them all, in the estimation of the police, waR the "Seaman' s Rest," at the foot of Blank Street. The rear end of the bui ldin g overhung the water, while one side of it encroached on a wharf. It had been shut up a number of times, for one rea son or another, and at the present tim e was doing busine s s on the quiet. On that particular November afternoon on which Sid Graham and Captain Gale crossed the North Riv er to J erscy City, in a shabby little den back of the barroom, sat two men, one of whom had scoundrel stamped in Na ttue's most legible characters upon his forehead, though there wasn't much room to stamp it; while the other, dressed in a seedy black, looked the artful, cunning schemer he was. 'l'his well matched pair of rascals were Benjamin Cutclifi, who had charge of the estab l ishment, and Samuel Sharp ley, the reputed owner That the two were hand-in-glove in every piece of vil l ainy which took place under the roof of that ramshackle building was generally understood by the police. Just how they managd to ju s tice was a my stery, but as Cutcliff was a ward heeler of the first magnitude and Sharpley frequently appeared in the police court in behalf of some resident of the election district, the infer ence was that the two rascals l:iad a strong pull in politics. A table, on which s tood a black bottle, a couple of not over-clean glasses, and a cigar box half full of loose to bacco, was between them. "Thing s seem to be goin' to the bad with us, Sharpley," said the low-browed ruffian, s ullenly as he refilled hi s clay pipe from the box and lit it. "Bad!" snapped the lawyer. "They couldn't be worse." "Mo nday I was pinched, and the bar closed, all on ac count of that sai lor who said he had been hocussed in here, and cleaned out of nine dollars," grumbled Cutliff. "Well, I got you off, didn't I?" "You did, of course. But yesterday you was run in yourself 'cause another sailo r I sent to your office charged ) ou with swin d ling him out of s ixteen "It didn't do the police any good to arrest me," said lift,. Sharpley, with a disagreeable grin. "They didn't have any evidence to hold "That's 'ca use you was too smart for 'em; but all the same the fly cops are keepin' their blinkers on both of us pretty sharp That sort of thing is doin' us up. Looks as if we'd hav e to sell out and move somewhere else." "Sell!" ejac ulated Mr. Sharpley, sarcastically. "What have wlgot to sell?" "Not much, to be s ure," adinitted his companion, dole fully, as h e glanced through the open door into the dimly li ghted barroom, :whose furnishings and stock in trade were at a low ebb. "Well, that ain't the worst of it," snarled Mr. Sharpley, pouring out a portion of spirits from the bottle and tossing it off with a smack of hfo lip s "What do you tnean ?" exclaimed Cutcliff, regarding hi s associpte with sudden alarm. "What's up?" "Nothing to worry you particularly," growled the law yer, in an ugly way. "What is it?" "The father of that gal I loaned you to play the piano and sing the latest topical song s for the amusement of the patrons of the house ha s turned up." "You don't mean it!" exclaimed Cutcliff, in some astonishment "I do mean it," s narled the lawyer. "The seafarin' gent you said was lost at sea?" "That's the man." "Well, I'll be blowed How do you know he's turned 1-ip? Have you seen him?" "No; but I expect to see him before many hour s ." "How did yoi.1 find out he was in the land of the livin'?" "A messenge r boy from across the riv e r delivered a note at my office awhile ago from a party who isn't any more gratified by th e s udden and appearance of Cap'n Gale than I am." "Oh!" gr inned Cutcliff, blowing out a cloud of tobac c o


10 BOUND TO WIN. smoke. "Where has the cap' n been all years?" added I 1 h e:e's more one way of killing .a ca.t," said his the scoundrel, curiously. compamon, darkly. "Wrecked on an isfand." "\Vha.t do you mean by that?" inquired Outcliff, curi" And now he's arrived home." ously. "He's in New York." "He'll' want to see his daughter, and I'm afeared it'll be kind of awkward for you when he diskivers how the gal ha s been brou ght up." The rascal s hut one eye and r ega rded Mr_. Sharpley with a kind of malicious grin The lawy e r glared at him unea s ily. "You've been collectin' some money from a Wall Sheet office every six months for to provide the gal with an eddi cation and su pport, but which," with a been otherwise appropriated.l1 "You needn t tell me what I know already," replied Mr. Sharpley, di sag reeably. "You might have had a bank account by this time if you wasn't so fond of playin' the horses and buckin' the tiger." "Bah!" "What are you goin' to do about it, Sharpley?" The lawyer' s face took on an ugly frow:p, but he re mained silent. "If I was in your shoes it would be me to the woods," suggested Outcliff. "When that sai lor sees that his good money ha s been was ted, and that the gal ain't the lad y he's expectin' to find her, h e's goin' to raise merry jingoes about this place. He can't hold me for nothin', as I ain't re spons ible for her bringin' up at lea s t to him. I never seen him, and ain't : s'posed to know Jessi e Gale is his da. ughter. I kin s wear she was gived to me to eddicate in the vaudeville line for her board and clothes," asserted the scoundrel, with a grin. "You can swear to that, eh?" snapped Mr. Sharpley, sarcastical l y "And can you swear you haven t pounded the life half out of her when s h e didn't pick things up fast enough to suit you, or when you've been half drunk, or when she wouldn't sing the kind of s ong s you wanted to? Can you swear to all tha.t ?" Apparently, Outcliff couldn't swear to it, for he s ud denly became silent and maybe thoughtful. The vision of an angry and perhaps powerful shipmaster on the rampage flitted across his mental horizon, and he had some doubts as to the imm e diate future. "Wher.e is Jessie Gale?" asked Mr. Sharpley. "Upstair s in h e r room," replied Cutcliff, s ulkily. "The cap'n, when he comes, mu stn' t see her do you und erstand?" "How are we go in' to put him off?" "Leave that to me. He won't suppose she's in s uch a plac e as this." "It wouldn t be healthy for us if he did," g rinned Out cliff, helping himself to a drink. "How do you know it wouldn't?" growled the law yer, with a wicked look coming into hi s eyes. l' I ain't hankerin' after a row that would bring the police clown on us the way things is," answer6Q his partner in villainy. "I mean," said the lawyer, deliberately, "that Cap'n Gal e mustn't l eave this house with the knowledge that I have wronged both him and his If persuasion fails, other means must be found to quiet him." "Other means?" Mr. Sharpley nodded, grimly. "Which is?" said Cutcliff, inquiringly. "No matter. You've a s pare room with a bed in it above, overlooking the river, eh?" His companion said he had. "Got any drops in the house?" "You mean-" "Knockout drops, you fool!" snarled the lawyer, impatiently "I'm all out of the st uff." "We must have some." "Then you're goin' to drug the seafarin' gent?" "Perhaps," replied Mr. Sharpley, non-committally. "There's too much at stake for me to mince matters." The lawyer was receiving a v e ry tidy sum quarterly from Page & Bacon, osten s ibly for the benefit of Jessie Gale, but actually a s a bribe paid to keep him from inquiring too closely into the matter of the secu;ities left by Captain Gale in the hands of the Wall Street firm. Exposure of his conduct to the g irl m e ant not only trouble her father, but the certain loss of this income, if not arrest and imprisonm ent as w e ll. He knew he could not keep Jessie and her father apart for long without rai s ing suspicion in the latter' s mind The investigation which must follow would at once dis close 1 his dupli c ity. Jii s phrn, therefore, was to spar for tirne while hi s fertile brain was originating some ph1n by which he hoped to overcome the Clanger that threatened him. He believed he h&cl a willing accomplice in B e njamin C utcliff., though he could not tell how far he could trust him. H(l relied on the fact that their general inte rest s were mutual. "As there's no telling when Cap'n Gale will turn up l iere, I'll go out and buy a bottle of chloral." Thus speaking, the la wyer took down his hat and over coat frorp. a hook, put the m on, i:i,nd left the Seaman's Rest" by a side qoor. Hardly he gone whe n a door, c ommuni cating w ith a passage where stairs l e d to the floor above, opened soft l y and by degrees, and presently a g irl 's face, framed in golden ringlets,, p e ered cautiou s ly into the dark ened and deserted barroom. It was a lovely, innocent face-a faee stamped with the / purity of a madoJ!na. Slow l y she stepped into the :filthy rum-hole, and then it might haver been seen that she was dre ssed in a tawdry sort


BOUND TO WIN. of finery, which showed itself beneath and thro u gh the rents of a ragged old coat she had buttoned close about her sylph like form. In one hand she carried a pa per bundle, and her alert and anxious look seemed to show that he r object was to avoid observation. Aa she crossed the unswept floor, where the discolored sawdust was sprinkled with old cigar butts, pieces of broken tumblers, and fragments of stale free lunch, the grace 0 her movements was unmistakable. Her objective point was not the main door, which was locked and bolted, but the side door through which Mr Sharpley had just passed out into the street. Once or twice she stopped, leaned against the bar and listened, then advanced again. The shades of a late fall evening closing in about the building, and objects were becoming more and more in distinct in the barroom. The girl appeared to regard the moment propitious for ;,vhatever venture she had in hand. At length the half-open door leading into the den behind the corner of the bar caught her notice. I' Instantly she paused and regarded it with frightened, distended eyes. She had caught the sound of Cutcliff's feet as he shuffied them on the floor when he leaned against the table to help himself to another glass 0 whiskey She heard the ring of the glass on the wood as he set it down aftet drinking. Clearlyi she stood in fear of the person behind that door. The sudden pushing back of a chair, as if the occupant of the den had rise'"n to his feet, spurred her to sudden action. She darted noiselessly toward the side door. But quick as were her movements, she was seen by C11t cliff, who came into the barroom at that moment He uttered an oath. "Come back hete, you little fool!" he yelled, savagely, making a dash after her. Her hand was on the knob of the door and she made a desperate effort to get it open But the door did not move easily. Mr. Sharpley had slammed it to when he went outJ and it dung obstinately to the jamb. Before she had quite overcome this difficulty the ruffian's huge hand was on her shoulder, and she was jerked back, roughly, into the barroom "So, that's yom game, is it?" Cutcliff roared, furiously, as he snatched away her bundle and fired it behind the bar. "Yon were goin' to cut and run, you little sneak l Goin' to leave us in the lurch, eh? _I'll give you somethin' that'll learn you a lesson, you ungrateful jade!" "Oh, plea s e don't beat sir/' she cried, shrinking back as far as she could from him, as he struck a match, reached up and lit the gas above his head. "Don't beat you!" snarled the scoundrel, glowering down upon her. "J:' ll brenk every hone in your skin! I'll learn you to run away, Jessie Gale He clenched his horny fist and too k a step nearer the gir1, in abject fear, cowered at his feet. ,. "Oh, don't strike me, please don't!" she sobbed. "I'm so weak and ill. That's why I couldn't sing when wanted me to this forenoon "Y sing loud enough directly, I'll warrant," as he again raised his fist Seizing her firmly by the wrist he was about to strike her a heavy blow, when the side door was pushed open sud denly and Sid Graham, followed by Captain Gale, entered the barroom. / The dim gaslight fell upon the ruffian and his shrinking victim His purpose was too apparent to be misunderstood, and all the chivalry of Graham's nature rushed to the fore Springing forward, he caught the descending fist a n d exclaimed, hotly: "You shall not strike that girl!" Cl:IAPTE R V I. FATHER AND DAUGHTER. "Who the dickens are you, and what do you want?" asked Cutclifi', savagely. "No matter who I am," replied Sid, stoutly. "I want you to leave that girl alone, do you understand?" The ruffian was thoroughly astonished at the action of the resohi.te boy. Big, hulking rascal tliat he was, a head taller than the athletic youth who faced him, he let go of the girl and glared at the boy, like some wild beast that was gathering his energies to spring upon its prey. Then shaking his fist in Sid's face he roared : "Get out of here, both of you, do you hear, or I'll mur der you!" Then Captain Gale interfered. "Look here, my man," he said, as if addressing an in subordinate member of his crew, "we didn't come here to have trouble with you, but the boy is right. We're not going to let you lay your hand on that little girl. Why, she's almost a child. You might to be ashamed of yourself." "I ought, ought I?" sneered Cutcliff. "What business is it of yours?" "It's everybody's business to interfere in the cause of the weak and helpless "Oh, it is?" "I don't care what the girl has done, or why you want to thrash her, but we're not going to stand by and see it done Captain Gale was an old man, )Jut he was a reso l ute one, accustomed to handling men as big ancl jl.1st as ugly as Benjamin Cutcliff, and the air of authority he brought to bear on the l.: ascal had its effect The fellow's rage subsided oomewhat, and as the girl crept a few steps away from him and toward the two new


1 2 BOUND TO WIN. a rrirnl s who m :;h e r e garded a s heavens ent frie nd s in h e r hour of neecl, he s aitl : "We ll, llli s t e r Who-ever-you-are, we needn t quarr e l ove r the matt e r. The gal i s a bad o ne and I was o nl y ju st c01: J'ectin h e r sec? I s' pose you had s ome object in in h e r e I'd be oblec g e d if you' a s pit it out " Yes, I h r d an obje c t in coming here. i s the .>Sea man 's Rest,' I think?" That's what it is." "We were told Mr. Samuel Sharpley was here. I want to see him." B e njamin Cutcliff was at once upon his guard, not onl y in his partn e r 's intere s t but, indirectly, his own. Who 1ras. thi s p e r s on who wanted to see Samuel Sharpley, ancl what did he want with him? J t might s eem strange, in view of Captain Gale s sea appearance, which bristled in his every word and rno v e as well a s the fa c t that th e two rascal s w e r e e xpectin g th e c aptain to put in his appearance at any moment, that C nt c liff did not at once suspect who his chief visitor really 1ras; but the fact of the matter is this--the affairs of the house, as well as the reputation of both himself and his a s soe;iate, were in so bad a way, that th e ruffian a c tuall y h ad th e idea that these v' itors might be a coupl e o f or wardrnen in disguise, come to trap Mr. Sharpley, if not als o himself and that suspicion made him exce edin g ly w a r y about answering questions What do you want with him?" in a m or e conciliator y t o ne than he had used before. "l want to see him "What for?" persisted Cutcliff. '"On a matter of personal busine ss,! replied Captain Gale, stiffly. "He was h e re awhile ago, but h e's gone away." "Gone away?" sai d the captain, in a tone of great dis appointment "That's what." "But you expect him back, don't you?" the ma s t e r of the Fleetwing H e might be back tonight and then, a g' in, he migh t not," s huffled C u tcl iff. "You can give me his address, where he lives, can t y ou? eager l y The rasca l shook his head, with half a grin. "What a r e we going to do, Sid?" asked Captain Gale, t urn ing to his guide Before the boy c ould repl y Cutclifl' s aid : "lf you 'll l e a vc y our nam e and bus iness, I'll g ive it t o him when I s e e him again." "Can't you s end for him? I'ln very anxiou s to see him -you haven t the lea s t id e a how anxious," s aid the c ap tain almo a t imploringl y "I know he ll come just a s soon a s h e hear s I m h ere. l\Ir. Sharpley i s m y d e ad wife' s half broth e r S e nd h i m word that Cap n Gale who's been away these e ight year s i s here w aiting for him." A t that mqment you might have knoc k e d Cutcliff dow n with a feather. Are y ou Cap n Ga.le?" he gasped forgetting th e ] J re:;e n c e of th e girl in the room. I am. Cap n Ed' ard Gale, form e rly of the s hip Wan der e r lost at s ea with all hand s except myself seven year s ag o ; and I 've come to s e e my little Jessie-" A thrillin g scr e am cut his fur t h e r utte rance in two. The girl starte d forward, wildly, and extended her arm s to t he ma s ter of the Fleetwing "Father! Father!" s he cried, frantically. "Are you aliv e ? I am your child, Jes sie Gale "You, my Jessie!" exclaimed Captain Gale, hardly be li e ving for th e moment tha t thi s girl of the s lums, fair and innocent as she looked, could be hi s daughter-the child h e had b e lieved to b e r e ar e d in an atmo s ph e r e fitt e d to h e r pa1'entage. A s the situation dawned upon Cutcli:ff, he uttered a ter ribl e oath, and attempted to put himself b e tween the two. But the s kipp e r brushed him a s id e with hardly an ef fort, and catching the girl in his arm s took h e r lovely fa c e in his two weatherbeaten band s and look e d earnestly into a pair of eyes that were the exact duplicate of his dead wife's Graciou s Are you indeed my Jessie? M y littl e darling whom I have not s een in eight long years!" "Yes, she cried, sobbing for very joy as she nestled clos er in his arms. "And I meet you her e-here in this place! A boarding house on the docks. What does it all mean?" "Oh, fath e r don t a s k m e !" she begged with a shud der. "Take me away with you Do take me away." "Take you away? Why, of course I'll take you away That's what brought me over here. I cam e for you, but I di d not exp e ct to find you in su ch--Explain sir!" h e exclaimed wrathfully, turning up t n the di s comfited Cut clifl'. "What is the meaning of this? When we entered this place we found you in the act of striking this childm y daughter Ai:iswe r me, or by the eternal I'll have the hous e down about your ears Where i s Mr. Sharpley? H e s h a ll answer to me for this outrag e Where i s he I say?" But to Cutcliff's great relief he was saved from Nie di s 11.g reeable necessity of making a truthful reply to the irate sea c aptain. A purring vqice just behind the captain rescued, him from his dilemma "Cap'n Gale! Is it possible? I'm overjoy e d to see you. The greeting came from Mr. Sharpley, who had silentl y appeared on the scene CHAPTER VII. A CRA F T Y RASCA L l\Ir. S h a rpley, who h a d ret urn e d t o th e S eama n 's R est" at a m o m e nt whic h promiFed confu s i o n t o a ll hi s pl a ns, had take n in the s ituati o n t h e i n s t a n t h e e nter e d the b arroom unp e rceive d b y its occupant s


BOUND TO WIN. 13 Many a rascal under such trying circumstances would no "Now, Edward, I beg you will have patience," answered doubt have slipped out again by the way he came, and, tak. Mr. Sharpley, in a tone so meek that Cutcliff rubbed his in g time by the forelock, have sought safety in the best way he could. But Mr. Sharpley was not built that way. He had too much at stake, as he had remarked to hi s ass o c iate in guilt, to throw up the sponge at the first setback. Naturally quick-witted, in a moment he decided on his course of action. He composed his villainous face, assuming what he meant to be a pleased smi le, but which was in reality only a treacherous leer, and advancil).g into the room, uttered the welcome whic h at orice attracted Captain Gale's atten tion from Cutcliff to himself. The captain hardly him, so greatly had ras ca lity altered hi s dead wife's half-brother, and for the moment stared at him without uttering a word. "What, Edward," continued the schemer, going up to the shipmaster with outstretched hand, "don't you know me?" Captain Gale looked hard at him, but with a doubtful, mi s trusting expression; and as he gazed there seemed to come from out the cunning, shifty countenance a look which somehow or oth e r was strangely familiar to him; but even then he could hardly trust his eyes. "Sharpley," he said, slowly and doubtingly, "is it you, Sharpley ?" "Look again, Edward, look again." He tried to speak with a light-hearted cordiality, but the attempt was at the best a miserable failure. "So," said Captain Gale, at length satisfied of the man's identity, "it i s really you, Samuel Sharpley." "Yes, Edward, yes; no other." "Well, I'm glad to see you," in a tone which was more of menace than of welcome. "Thank you, Edward," purred the rascal, leeringly. "It does one's eyes good to see you back among us again after we'd given you up for dead. It does, indeed, Edward. You are going to stay with us some time, I hope." "We'll talk of that, maybe, you've set a few things right that don't strike me in the proper light at present," replied the captain, sternly "Whatever you want to know, Edward, you've only to ask. I'm read y to answer all questions, especially any concern ing your s weet little daughter J essiey whom I took it upon myself to bring up in your absence." Cutcliff, who had wondered how his partner was going to extrica te himself from his desperate fix, was fairly para lyzed b y the s mooth, unemotional way Mr. Sh1;trpley was conducting himself. eyes to make sure it was actually his partner who had spoken. "Let u s go up s tair s where the s urroundmgs are, ahem! not quite s o--shall repul s ive, and I am sure we shall come to a proper under s tanding." "No, no, father!" cried Jessie, clinging closer to him. "Take me away, please. I don't want to stay here, indeed I don't." "You hear that, l\fr. Sharpley?" said the captain, strok ing the girl's head fondly. "You hear what sbe says? I can feel her trembl e in my arm s This looks bad." "l don t wonde r the poor child wishes to get away," re plied Mr. Sharpley, hypocritically. "At best this house has few attractions for her." If the lawyer ever spoke the truth in his life he told it then though the wily rascal had a purpose in his admission, which circumstances forced from him. As for Cutcliff, he was amazed at his partner's nerve. "Yes," went on Mr. Sharpley, rubbing his hands with invi s ibl e soap, and heaving a long-drawn sigh, "the poor child has had to put up with a great deal which could not be avoided." "Could not be avoided? What do you mean?" "I regret the confession, Edward, but things have gone hard with u s ; very hard, indeed. We have come down from a position of respectability to one of comparative poverty." "How can that be?" demanded the captain, a bit puzzled, and not a little angry. "You have regularly received a considerable sum from Page & Bacon, the interest and divi dends from $136,000 worth of securitie&-" "How much? One hundred and thirty-six thousand dol lars, you say?" cried the lawyer, in great surprise,' for Mr. Bacon had carefully concealed from him the real value of the captain's property, leading him to believe it was not a third of that sum. "Well, Mr. Sharpley, how does that concern you?" re plied the master of the Fleetwing, bluntly. "You received the profits on my investments, did you not? And you were supposed to apply it to the support and education of my Jessie. It, looks as if you had betrayed your trust." "I beg yon will curb your feelings, Edward," said Mr. Sharpley with an effort. "I was about to explain." "I am waiting for your explanation, sir," replied the captain, restraining his bubbling indignation. "I acknowledge I received certain sums of money from Page & Bacon," admitted the lawyer, feeling certain that Captain Gale had the facts of the case from the Wall Stre e t brokers. "But," here Mr. Sharpley screwed his counten a nce into a m e lan c holy look, "financial difficultie s overtook me, and I e ndeavo red to recover myself by res orting to Hi s method was a revelation even to hi s g uilts teeped a s sociate, and the fellow gazed upon him with undisguised admiration. games of c hance." "Well, Mr. Sharpley," replied Captain Gale, drily, "I l\fr. Sharpley was telling the truth again, though it mus t hope you will be able to explain to my satisfac tion how it .have astonished hi s tongue; but his object was to work is I find my Jessie in such a den as thi s appears to be. 11pon the captain's sympathy. Answer me, s ir ; is thi s the way you hav e fulfilled your "Do you mean to say you have g ambled with Jessie s trust?" money?" roared the s kipper.


BOUND TO WIN. "Edward," he replied humbly, "we all have our fail ings." "Thank you, Miss Jessie. I hope we shall be very good friends." "Well, you are a pretty trustee, upon my word." "I hope you won't be hard on me, Edward," he whined. "I am sure we shall," she replied, with a shy glance of admiration at the good-looking boy. "That's right," said Captain Gale, in a pleased tone "I see now the error of my ways. I have treated the poor child shabbily, I admit, and I humbly ask your pardon. I meant well, but the flesh was weak. You know I always was a kind of black sheep, Edward. Your wife, my sainted half-sister, tried win me from my follies, but the ground under my feet was slippery-very slippery." "Now take charge of her, Sid, while I humor this miser able apology of a man by his health." The very humility of Mr. Sharpley's confession disarmed the captai n 's anger, and the rascal, who had been craft ily working toward that end, was quick to grasp his advan tage "I hardly expect your forgiveness, Edward, for I know I have wounded you in a tender spot; but at least let us try to pal't seeming friends. You have yol1r Jessie She is a good, sweet girl, and will make your old age happy. I have tried but we won't say any more about that." 1\Ir. Sharpley moved over in front of his partner, and dexterously pushed into one of his hands a small bottle he had previously taken from his pocket. "Before we part forever, continued the rascal, making a feint to brush a tear from his eye, "let us drink to each other's health. You won't refuse me that small favor, Edward. It's the last I'll ask of you." Cutcliff, who had dropped to his associate's purpose, quickly brought out a bottle of the best liquor the house had on hand, and while rinsing the glasses, dropped a portion of the dn1g into one of them, quickly covering it with three fingers' depth of liqt10r. Then he pour e d a second dram for his partner, and shoved the gla sses toward the respective individuals. "I'd prefe1' not to chink with you, Sharpley, under the circumstances,'' replied Captain Ga.le; "but as you seem to be sorry for your almost unpardonable conduct, I'm will ing to bnry my resentment, with the understanding that our ways hereafter shall He wide apart." Mr. Sharp ley, w h o had feared the captain was about to refuse to fa11 into his trap, hid a malicious grin behind his hand, and stepped up to the bar. "Jessie," said her father, "we are going to leave here no" ; but before we go I want you to know Sidney Gra ham," and he motioned to the boy, who had been a quiet observer Of all that had passed, to draw nearer. "Sid, this is my J essie-my lit. tle ewe lamb-the very likeness 0 her dead mother. Take her by the hand, my lad, for I want you to be the best of friends Jessie, this lad saved your father's life on Wall Street this morning, and I expect you will be grateful to him for it. "Oh, 1\fr. Graham," she cried, earnestly, "did you really save my father?" "Well, I can't deny that I pulled him out of a tight scrape," laughed Sid, much impressed by the girl's singu lar beauty and charm 6f manner. "Then I shall be grateful to you as long as I live!" she cried, impulsively. He 1>tepped up beside the bar and touk up the glass of drugged liquor. "Your health, Edward," said Mr. Sharpley, humbly "Yours, Sharpley. May you a better man, though I doubt if you ever will." The glasses clinked and the toast was drunk. "Now, Jes s ie, Sid, we will go," said the captain as he put down his glass. "Good-by, Sharpley. For your dead half-sister's sake I will bury the past, but I trust we may not meet again." The three walked to the door, and Sid tried to open it. It was locked r CHAPTER VIII. IN A BAD FIX. "This door is locked," said Sid, after he had vainly tried to open it. "Locked!" exclaimed the captain, grasping the knob and giving it an ineffectual wrench. "This is singular." Jessie crept closer to her father and looked frightened. "How is this, Sharpley?" Captain Gale demanded of the rascal. "This door is locked." The lawyer looked up, with a repulsive leer on his face. He had been hurriedly whispering something to Cutcli:ff. "You must be mistaken, Edward," replied the schemer, without making a move. His object evidently was to gain time for the drug to work on the generous-hearted old sea captain. As for the boy and the girl, he hardly took them into consideration. He would have been less confident if he had known the courageous nature of Sid Graham. "I'm not mistaken. The door is locked," answered the captain, impatiently. M1. Sharpley pretended to be incredulous, and apparently to satisfy himself, went over and tried the door. "You'll have to go out by the wharf door," remarked the lawyer, with an evil smile. "No, no, father," protested Jessie, who seemed to suspect the two men of some crooked intention. "What's the difference which door we take, little one?" said Captain Gale Sid Graham didn't like the looks of things any more than he fancied the joint itself


BOUND TO WIN. 15 "Ha,en't you a key ta this cloor ?" he asked, turning threw down the trap-door into its place, and r o ll ed a beer upon the lmryer. "You came in this way :,;ourself." I keg on top of it. J\Ir. Sharpley appe::irc:d to be very deaf all at once, for 1' Ten minutes might have elapsed befo r e Sid recover ed his he took no notice of tne boy's question. . senses sufficie,ntly to make a move. "This way, Edward," he said to the sea captai n "I'll He sat up, to find himsolf in utter silence and dark ness. let you ont by the wharf door." Wl1ere was he? "Father, I'm afraid he means you harm," beggecl Jessie, That he could not tell. bursting into teiirs He got upon his fe0t and stretc heq ol1t his arms, bu t they "J\Ieans me harm! What, that whippersnapper? I could came in contact with nothing. handle three like him," chuckled the captai n. "Come. As "This is a nice pickle I'm in, for fair," he mutter ed, we can't get out this way, why, we'll tuke tlrn other door." gloomily. "Auel I'm afraid things gone hard wit h Mr Sharpley led the way toward a door at the end of Captain Gale and his daughter. What a villain that law the barroom, and as the party filed toward it, Cutcliff drew :ver, Sharpley, is! He lqoks oapable of committing a mu r a slung-shot from his pocket and g lided after them. der without i : urning a hair, As to his ruffianly associate The lawyer ope11cd the door and entered a sort of sittinghe's & gallow's-bircl H there ever wiis one. i '\VQncler 'lh a t room, overlooking the river. they intend to do with me? :Po me up, I suppose, at t heir As Captain Gale was following, Cutclitr stopped forward, leisure .. And. this is a fitting pl11co for the cornmissio n o f seized Sid and swung him aside, and struck the master of any dark deecl. The river is right up against this b u il d ing. the Fleetwing a stunning blow on the head with his w eap on A knock 011 the head and a qi1iet toss out of a window As the captain fell, face forward, on the floor, Jessie that's all that's necessary to get rid of a huma n inc um uttered a piercing scream and threw her self beside her I brance," with a shudder "Well, I'm not going to be put father. oi1t that way if I cau help myself," he addeCI, resolu te ly. "Look after the ga l," cried Cutcliff, rapidly, "I'll answer\ "Thank goodness, I alwnys carry a, match safe, thoug h I'm for the boY." not A-Slnciker. It's handy to have about o:ne, and :never m ore He Rlai;1med the door to and turned about to attend to I welcome than at this moment." Graham Sid stp:ick a match, ncl as the tiny flame d up h e Sid harl quickly recovered himself, bnt noting the slungcuriously abot1t him. shot. in the scoundrel's hancl he seized a s tool and swung He saw he was in a cellar, ;tnQ frOJll the colle ction of it viciously at Cutcli:fl"s heacl. empty beer and whiskey barre l s soatte r e d iibou t As Sid was a strong boy for hi s years, the blow would judged it was beneath the barroom of the "Seanwn's Ilost." have knocked the ruffian out if it had struck him squarely. Tho floor a.pd walls were thickly covered with an &-ccumnBut no f'.Uch fortunate thing happened. lation of dust and clirt, while the corners were festooned He faced the lad in time to throw up one of his powerful with a heavy collection of cobwebs. arms and arrest the intended blow in mid-air. Part of a candle, supported hy three na i ls driven i nto a Then he closed with Sid swall block of wood, stood on the top Qf op.e of the barre l s The struggle which followed was brief, for Graham was and Siq hailed its appearance witl+ satisfaction. no match for the big rascal. Beside it wal:l a wooden instrumep.t u sed for The stool flew into a corner, ancl Sid slipped and went driving in the bungs of casks down on the floor, with Cutcliff on top of him. Sid lit the candle and taking it in h i s han d made a more The ruffian dropped the slung-shot as he fell over the critical survey of his prison youth, and it rolled out of his reach. Of course he noticed the stai11s conneoting with the t r ap -But he didn't need it. door at once, and the first thing he dicl was to c reep soft l y He grasped at Sid's throat, and failing to get a hold, up them and push against the trap. mYing fo the violence oi' the boy's struggles, he striwk Gra-It resisted an the strength he could bring to bear upon i t. ham a heavy blow on the head with one of his fists, half "IJockecl on the other side," he mutte red. I oug h t to stunning him. it wonld be. "I giiess I've fixed yo-1.1, you cantankerous whelp!" he Returning to the cell ar floor aga in h e bega n t o look for muttere d, seeing that the boy had ceased ::ill movement the usual sidewalk opening. "Now, I'll put you where you won't have a chance to butt Lying upon the floor he saw a skid, use d fo r s l i din g barin any more." rols down an incline. He raised a trap leading to the cellar under the barroom, Flashing the light in that direction be made ot a b r ea k grasped the boy in his arrns and carried him down into the in the stone wall. filthy, ills melling place Crossing over, he saw a series of wooden steps ris in g a t "There, I hope you'll enjoy your bed," he gritted, as he an acute nngle. laid hi s burden on the rough planks which 'formed the floor Ascending a couple of them brought h i m within r eac h o f ing. "You'll stay bere till we kin attend to your case." the c u s tomary cel l ar flaps, joined in center Then he le.ft the semi conscious poy, ascended the steps, I On pushing against them he found, a s he had f e a r ed


16 BOUND TO WIN. -----that the covering was secured on the other side, probably by a heavy hasp and padlock. "No chance of getting out thi s way, that's certain," he breathed. Then he continued his inspection of the place. "I believe there's a door here," he said, as he noticed an imlentation in the stone wall at one end oI the cellar. 'rhe break in the wall was almost hidden by a pile of empty wine and champag11e boxes, stacked up to the ceiling. Dislodging one of the boxes, he pushed the candle into the hole. "It is a door, all right, but of cour::;e ifs locked." As he didn't mean to let any possible chance to escape from the place go by him, he set to work to investigate. He had to remove a dozen boxes before he came to the knob, and then he noticed that the door was held by a bolt. It was rusty and stiff from disuse, but by the aid of a few taps from the bung mallet Sid shot it, and pushed the door open. The cold, salty breath of the river saluted his nostrils. Looking around the enclosure he had stumbled upon, he thought at first from the collection of spiles which rose out of a watery foundation that he was beneath the wharf ad joining the "Seaman's "I'm out of that den, at any rate," he murmured. "All I have to do is to clamber Mross these spiles, get on the wharf and rush off for police assistance to save the captain and his daughter from the designs of those scoundrels." The spiles were crossed by numerous braces, and afforded an easy means of getting to what Sid supposed was the edge of the wharf. He was handicapped by the necessity of carrying the lighted candle with him to light up his surroundings, and prevent him from making an unlucky step, for the place was aR dark as the blackest night, and the swashing sound of the water around the base of the spiles warned him of the consequences of an unfortunate tumble. Caut!ously he moved across the network of braces until he reached the further side of the place. Sticking hls head out into the open air and glancing up ward, he saw not the stringpiece of a wharf, but the smooth outline of a building. The wharf, like a piece of smut in the air, was only a few yards away, and easy to be reached, but for the moment he was directly under the continuation of the Rest." Looking out on the river Sid saw a distant ferryboat heading in for her slip, and far beyond her glimmered the lights on Manhattan !Rtand. The boy had no more use for his candle, so he dropped it in to the water. Further inspection above showed him a sort of string picc e a foot in width, running the le,ngth of the building. "lf I can pull myself up on that it will be easy walking tn lliC' wharf, and will save time." To a la

BOU:ND TO \\'IX. "Got it, have you?" cried Cutcliff, eagerly. ''Yes. This is Page & Bacon's acknowledgment of the receipt on deposit from Captain Edward Gale of 100 Alpha & Omega 5 per cent first mortgage boncls, marke t va lue $9,000; and 500 shares o.f preferred stock of sa me company, market val ue $20,000-in all $29,000." "Is that all?" asked Cutcliff, in a disappointed tone. "That's all." "Then, what did the cap'n mean wpen he sai d in the bar room that Page & Bacon had paid you the interest on se curities wort h $136,000 ?" "This receipt is dated eight years ago, Cutcliff. The stock and bonds must have gone up in value. You've got a morning's paper somewhe re about the place, haven't you?" "I've got one somewhe re s." "Well, get it and I'll look Alpha & Omega up., and see what it's worth." While Cutcliff went hunting for the paper, the lawyer took up the money, skinned a coup le of the big bills off the bottom and put them away in one of his pockets. I Honesty among thieves was clearly not one of his virtues. Th-en he laid the money down in exactly the same place it was before, and was replacing the rejected papers in the pocketbook when his partner returned with the paper M:r. Sharpley took it out of his hand, turned to the finan cial page and scanned the reports of sales on the Stock Exchange. "Alpha & Ome ga, closing price, 125," he read. "What does that mean?" asked his confederate, in a puzzled tone. "It means the stock is worth $125 per share," said the lawyer, in great satisfaction "Does that make $136,000 ?" asked the big scoundrel, with a covetous glance "Well, hardly," replied his partner. "I've got to look the bonds up yet. Ah, here they are: Alpha & Omega, first mortgage 5's, $110. Give me a bit of paper and I'll figure the thing out." Cutcli.ff produced some dirty torn sheets of note-paper from the drawer of the table. The lawyer took a lead pencil from his vest-pocket. "Five hundred shares at $125 is $62,500; 100 bonds at is $11,000-total $73,500." "That isn't $13G,000," grumblerl Cutcliff. ":No," said Mr. Sharpley, who, of cour se, had no idea that by the "watering" process the GOO shares had b ecome 1 000 "but it's a pretty tidy amount. 'l'he captain must have other securities in Page & Bacon's hands if they really hold $136,000 worth of his property. They never told me a.ny thing about what they had-the foxy scoundre l s !-nor what was the value of the captain's holdin gs I didn t ,;nppo s e he was worth more than $30,000, and I wormed that information oui. of my half-sister before s h e died. I t bought I had turned the screws on Page & Bacon, and was n1aking a good thing out of them these six yea r s pa st, whe n tl1e truth seems that they have bePn doing me up to 1 he queen's ta s te, and laughing at me in their s l eeves. The \illains !"exclaim ed ilir. Sharpley, in a passion. "But I'll make em pay for it! This is the article," holding up the receipt, "which shall mak e em stump up handsomely, or I'll expose 'em in court. ''They meant to do the gal out 0 the cap' n's dust, eh ?" '"l'ha.t's their idea They thought he was dead and out of the way for good. They believed the receipt went down with him and his ship. Nobody but they know what the cap n owned. If he h ad n't sent me that power of attorney to draw on them I shouldn't havr known where that $30,000 worth of property I figured on had gone to, and then they'd hav e had everything in their hands If i t hadn't been tha l I knew the court n eve r would have a p pointed m e lhe girl's guardian, I d have made it warm for Page & Ba con ; but lhat was where they hac1 me and I had to make the best bargain I could with them-the villai11,.: If the cap'n, when h e visited them to-day, had only k11011 11 what slippery 1Jucks they are, he wouldn't have l ef t hi> property in their hands five minute s But he di .dn't knoll", and he'll never know now. He was an easy bird for them to pluck; but this r eceipt will make 'em ante up a fair share of his property or there's going to be trouble." Mr. Sharpley then went on to tell l _1is about the s windling arrangement he had enter e d into with Page & Bacon by he received a certain sum every three months as a kind o(,sicle-partner in the xobbery of the pre sumed orpha .n-Jessie1Gale-and as Sid Graham heard every word of this confidential disclosure his faith in the in tegrity of the firm who employed him received a terrible jar. "With this rec eipt, ancl the g irl under my thumb, Page & 'Bacon will have to toe the mark," grinned the lawyer, ex. ultantly "As you are in with me on this business now, for I can't dispose of the cap'n without your help, we'll divide even on whatever we can bleed the Wall Street brok ers out of." ''That's the way I like to hear you talk, Sharpley A square deal every time between bu s ines s associates is my motter." The lawyer grinned, but the grin meant no good to Benjamin Cutcliff. "Now," continued the big s coundrel, "there ain't no use waitin' till all haurs to finish this bit of bu siness we have in hand. Betw een the drug and the crack on the nut I handed him out, the seafarin' gent will be pie in our hands. All we've got to do i s to fetch him down to this room, tie a good weight around hi s feet, and with a bit of rope lower h[m out of this window into the river. The night is dark as the ace of spades, so there ain't no chanc e .for nobody to see u s doin' the trick. As we're both in it there ain't no fear of either of u s squealin' on the oth er." The law yer grinned a gai n but mor e s ardonic than, "After that, we'll treat the boy to a close of the same physic; that removes all the evide nce in the case; then. ( J ven if the ga l Rhoulcl give us the s lip any time and make a. squeal nothin' kin be brought ag'in us, see?" Evidently, Mr. Sharpley saw the poini", for hp g rinncil again, more horribly than eve r.


18 BOUND ro WI.r CHAPTER X. TRIOKING THE ENEMY. HWhat shi:ill I do ?11 fluttered Sid, as he saw the two vil lains leave the room. "They're going to complete their mur derous work by drowning Captain Gale How shall I save him, for save him I must? I haven't a weapon of any kind, and there isn't time for me to hunt up a police officer." H e stood on the frail footboard outside the window, fairly i;hivering with excitement and anxiety. Suddenly a plan occurred to him, like an inspiration from heaven-a plan whoRe very ingeniousness seemed to promise success. But to carry it out he must have a boat. That should not be so hard to find in that neighborhood. Well, if he was to put his scheme into execution he had no time to lose. He moved along the stringpiece in the direction of the wharf. In a few moments he was standing on the dock. He ran across the planks to a landing place he had no ticed that evening in the gathering clusk when he and Cap tain Gale had walked to the "Seaman's Rest." At that time he had seen several small boats tied to the lowest step of the landing stairs. Were they, or even one of them, still there? That wns the all -important question. Running down the steps to the waterls edge he hurriedly struck a match. The sputtering light showed him that the boats were there. "Thank heaven," he murmured, fervently, "I shall be able to avert a terrible crime!" The fact that there were no oars in the boats did not worry him The distance he had to go was so short that he cou ld pull him self around to the scene of action by means of the sp iles. To p ull out his jack-knife and sever the rope which se cured the smallest of the l:ioats was but fue work of a mo ment Then, stepping into her, he pulled her under the wharf, and so on, until he cari1e out on the other side; then he gnided her along the spiles until he reached a position di rectly under the window through which Cutcliff had proGazing eagerly 11pward be perceived a dark object e:o;,:: between his eyes aud the sky Its outline waA nrely that 0 a good-sized human being. Soon it hung clear of the stringpicce and came down toward the \:lo(lt. When it came within his i1each he extended his hands and guided it into his little craft. As the body sank into the bottom of the boat Sid grasped the ropes that ran under the captain's armpits and pulled steadily on them, just enough to giYe the villains abo-ve the idea that the body was going right down to the bed of the river. Finally. when he thought enough of the rope had been payed out he stopped pulling, dexterously yanked the strands from uncler the unconscious man's arms and let the rope drop soitly into the water. As he dicl eo one of the ends of the rope struck the water with a splash, the line was rapidly p11l1ec1 iip, and soon dis appeared in the gloom :iboye. His scheme had succeeded finely, and Captain Gale's life was saved, though he was yet well under the influence of the drug. But Jessie Gale was still in the hands of the enemy. She was not in any clanger of her life, it was true, but it did not seem a if his work could be regarded as satisfac tory unless he was able to devise and execute some plan which woutd Fccure her escape as well as her father's. How was thi$ to be done? Than he suddenly recollected that it \Vas C11tcliff's pur pose to visit the cellar with the object of polishing off the prisoner he to be still there "By George! they'll see the bo:\eS qown and the door Tluit will show them I have made my escape, and ;just how I managed to do it. They will naturally believe T'vf! gone to giYe them away at the nearest police station. That will thl'OI\' thern into a panic, and they will vamoose the ranch, taking .Jessie with then1, and the captain may lose track of his daughter altogether, which would be tough. Is there any way to avoid this?" A dozen schemes flashed through his brain, only to be discarded in him rlS impracticable. At last f1 daring, we might call it desperate, _plan oc curred to him. He would reti.un to the cellar and conceal himself there, leaving, however, the evidence pointing to hi escape plainly to be seen by either or both of the rascals who came down, bent on his death. vosed to launch the uncon scious form of Oaptain Gale to Then he would trust to lck for a chance to turn the his death tables on them. 'rhere he waited in the darkness for developments. A boy less corageos, less nervy, than Sid Graham would Presently he heard the window-sash above raised. have he sitated or L1eclined to engage upon so hazardous a In a moment or two he heard a sound which told him ve11ture, even in behalf of so pretty imd good a girl as that an object of some kind, which he believed to be the Jessie Gale. captain, was being pushed out and low ered slowly and with But Sid was plucl\)' and venturesome to the backbone. deliberation Where his duty pointed he was always ready to take He heard it strike against the footboard on which he hac1 chances. beei{ standing when listeningiat the window. He had already shown this spirit in his daring rescue


BOUND TO WIN. e 10 of Captain Gale from under the very noses of the fire department horses that morning. He knew that Jessie was dearer to the cap t ain than his life, therefore he was ready to face a serious peril that she might be restored to her father. Having decided upon the course he meant to pursue, Sid paddled the boat with his hands under t h .at part of the building built on spiles. He tied the craft to one of the innermost spiles, where it would hardly be noticed even if a light was flashed around the watery place. Feeling easy about the captain, Sid climbed over to the door, which was still open as he had left it. Entering the building he disarranged the boxes still more, so that they would atttact immediate attention. It \\' ould have attracted but a moment's notice from Sicl, but for the fact that his sharp eye caught sight of o n e e nd of Captain Gale's red pocketbook sticking out of an inner pocket. Graham pounced upon the nrticle at once and thrust it into a;n inner pocket of his j acket. Then he continued his search for the stairway to the upper regions of the building But there was no sign of such a thing a this en d of th l house "it must be at the other end of the barroom," tho.1g:1( r l,.._ boy, hurriedly retracing his steps Sure enough, when he opened a door near th1:1 :tu.rthe1 corner of the bar, he sa.w a dark passage and a fllght ol stairs. Then he crept in between the wall and a tier of empty Hastily mounting the uncarpeted steps he came upon a beer barrels and \\raited. corridor where a lonesome-looking gas-jet disclosed six He had not long to wait, though Sid thought he was there doors, three on each side of the passage. fully half art hour, when the trap-door was thrown up, and One after the other he tried the kttobs; the doors yiel ded, Cutcliff, wiih a lantern in his hand, followed by the lawyer, and a hasty e.xamination of each room sh owed it t o b e came down into the cellar. empty. "Stand where you are, Sharpley!" ordered the big ruf"Where can Jessie be?" Sid asked himself, in a fever of fian, when they reached the foot of the steps. "That young impatience. monkey has probably recovered his senses by this time and At the far end of the corridor he came upon a narrow may make a break for the stairs while I'm lookin' for him flight of steps communicating with an o l d-fashioned atti c So Mr. Sharpley covered the approach to the steps lead-He sprang up these, two ste1Js at time, in the da r k until ing to the barroom, while his associate flashed the light bis outstretched hands encountered a door around the cellat Striking a match he tried tlie knob, but found t h e door Suddenly Cutcliff uttered a fierce oath. fastened. His eyes had lighted upon the scattered boxes and the '11hen he saw that a key was in the lock. open door beyond. He snapped it back and the door opened "Come here, Sharpley!" he roared, furiously. "That boy The expiring match burned his fingers and he l e t it fall, has escaped by this old door, which has never been opened leaving himself in a profound gloom since we've been here. How he discovered it behind that He struck another match and gazed around a low-ceiled pile of boxes gets me. We'll have to cut out now with the apartment, whose roof sloped to a pair of dor mer windows girl in pretty short order, :for he'll no ii fy the police, a nd overlooking the street. we'll be arrested if found here and the house searched for 'l'hcre was a r ag carpet on the floor, a small bur e au seafarin' gent and his daughter." two chairs, a little table with a red cover, an d a bed. The lawyer dashed over to his side, uttering language Face down across the bed lay the object of h i s sea rch -that would not look well in print. Jessie Gale. Cutcliff flashed the light of the lantern upon the spiles, Her attitude showed she had abandone d h erself to gri ef but see any i>ign of the fugitive. and despair. :M:r. Sharpley was simply in a boiling rage, and he atObserving a candle on the tab le, Sid li t i t, and t h e n tacked his companion for not having bound his prisoner by walking over to the bed laid his hand upon the girl 's arm the hands and feet before leaving him alone in the cellar. and shook her. While they were fighting it out together, Sid slipped up ,'' J essie--J"ess i e he cr i ed. the steps to the barroom, shut down the trap door and piled She started up as in a dream, with h alf -p arte d lip s a n d two beer kegs on top of it. looked at him in a dazed way. ;'While they are waking up to the situation, and climb"Don't you know me, Jessie?" he aske d eagerly ing out over-the spiles, I'll have time to search the house She sprang to he r feet, her l ips moved, but n o t a sound for Jessie," he breathed. Not knowing the lay of the place, Sid ran into the room "I am Sid Graham Your father i s safe and I have come next to the barroom, first of all to take you to him This was the sitting-room the rascals had been She uttered a cry and seized him by the arm. conversing when the boy watched them through the window "My father! Oh, where is he?" Across a chair Mr Sharpley had careless l y thrown h i s I "Come with me and you shall see him. W e h ave n t a coat just before entering the cellar moment to lose.


20 BOUND TO WIN. She burst inlo a passion of tears, and for the mom(Jlt With a roa r of rage the scoundrel sprang up on the foot-seeme

BOUND TO WIN. 21 "Oh, I hope so-I do hope so!" she said, plaintively. "Poor father!" and she wept softly to herself. In the meantime Sid had guided the boat thrbugh the small forest of spiles until he passed under the adjacent wharf. He did not intend to take th!'l boat back to the landing where he got it, as it was too close to the "Seaman's Rest," and the captain being unconscious he would have been obliged to leave him and his daughter in the boat while he went off looking for help such as he felt he might depend on, and such a course would have left them exposed to discovery by the villains they had but just evaded. So Sid paddled the boat slowly along with his hands un til he came to the next wharf, under which he passed, like he had the other dock. Coming into open water once more he saw right before him a big bark moored to the third wharf. He decided to board her and ask the captain or the mate, whoever happened to be in charge, to receive Captain Gale and his daughter for the night. He tied the boat's painter to a spile -qnder the bark's bowsprit, and, after telling Jessie of his intentions, clam bered to the wharf and sprang aboard the vessel. A couple of sailors, smoking afongside the rail, hailed him and asked what he wanted. "Is the captain on board?" "Yes; he's below." "I want to see him." "What's your business?" asked one of the men, who hap pened to be the steward. "It's important. Will you tell the captain I want to see him?" The man a moment, then he said: "Wait h!!re and I'll see whether he's turned in yet." The speaker went aft and disappeared down a short companion-way. In a few minutes he returned with another man-a short, thick-set person, with a full black beard. "This is the cap'n," he remarked, and then rejoined his companion beside the rail. "Well, what do you want with nie ?" demanded the skip per of the bark, gruffly. Sid told him in as few words as possible what he wantecl. "You say this man is a sea captain, that he's drugged, and that his daughter is with him, in a small boat along side the wharf?" said the skipper, incredulously. "Yes, sir. He and I visited a place in this neighbor hood called the 'Seaman's Rest,' a pretty hard resort, and we've barely escaped with our lives." 1 "I know the place," replied the skipper. "It's the worst hole along the docks, by long odds. How came you to go there?" "Captain Gale wanted to find a lawyer named Sharpley, on business of great importance. I hope you won't ask me to go into particulars, as the captain and his daughter ought to be taken from the boat at once." "Very well," acquiesced the skipper of the bark, now apparently satisfied that the boy's statement was correct. "Here, Jones, you and the steward lend this boy a hand. There's a man and a girl in a boat alongside the wha.rf ahead. Get them up on the dock and fetch them aboard." "Aye, aye, sir!" With the assistance of the two men, Captain Gale a.nd Jessie were transferred to the deck of the bark and thence to the ca bin. As soon as Sid had provided them with a temporary asy lum, he started off up the wharf to inquire his way to a police station. He was directed to one located three blocks away, and he told his story, with certain reservations, to the officer in charge. Several plain-clothes men started for the "Seaman's Rest," but when they had forced an entrance into the place they found it deserted. Sharpley and Benjamin Cutcliff, finding that both the boy and Jessie Gale had managed to get away, decided that, for the present at least, the game was up, and to avoid the consequences they had brought upon themselves, they took advantage of their chance and made their escape to parts unknown. .. CHA.PTER. XII. SID BEGINS TO ACCUMULATE MONBY. It was well on to midnight when Sid left thp police sta tion after leaving his address with the sergeant in charge. He returned to the bark and found that the captain of that vessel had succeeded in brin&ing Captain Gale to bis senses. The master of the Fleetwing had no kn<>wledge of any thing that had happened to him in the "Seaman's Rest" after he bad been struck down at the entrance to the sittingroom by Benjamin Cutcliff. "My daughter tells me that you found her locked in the attic of the house and helped her get away after an excit ing conflict with that big ruffian at the window," said the captain, with a grateful look at the brave boy. "Now I want you to tell your story. How did you manage to euchre those scoundrels? And how came I to be ip. that boat?" With Captain Gale and his daughter on one side of the cabin table and the skipper and mate of the bark on the other, Sid, sitting at one end, gave a graphic account of what he had gone through that night. for prudent reasons he omitted from his narrative, for the present, all reference to the captain's securities, as well as the startling disclosure of P!l-ge & Bacon's duplicity. When he told how he saved Gale's life by his wit in bringing the boat under the window to receive his un conscious body that the villainous lawyer and his accomplice, bent on murder, lowered out of the window, the skip-


BOUND TO WIN. per and mate of the bark declared it was the nerviest and deposited in their keeping before he went to sea in the Wanslickest pi'ece of work they had ever heard of. derer, eight years before. As for the captain himself, l'>e rose from bis seat, grasped "The rasca ls I" he exclaimed, indignantly "And I be-Sid by both !fis hands and declared that he could not find lieved them to be honest men. They shall render me 8:Il words to express his gratitude. accounting at once. Not an hour longer than I can help And to think that is the second time you saved my life s hall they retain possession of my $136,000 worth propto day," be said, with strong emotion in his voice. erty." r Jessie didn t say a word, but if grateful appreciation Sid judged there would be a scene when the captain de ever shorie in a girl's eyes it lit up h ers as they rested on mantled his collateral, so he thought it would be advisable Graham's face. for him to ask Mr. Page for the cash equivalent of the 10 "I will have to get hom e now," said Sid, after he had finAlpha & Omega bonds, worth $1,100, which Captain Gale ished his story. "My mother and sisters won't know what had requested the broker to give him. has become of me. They haven't seen me si nce morning, Therefore, soon after Mr. Page arrived at the office next and I am afraid they will be greatly worried." morning, Sid w ent in to see him and asked him for his "Well, my dear lad, we won't detain you, then; but I check for the amount involved. must see you to morrow, and have a long talk with you, "Certainly, Sidney," replied Mr. Page, in his oily man-. and I am sure Jessie will want to become better acquainted ner, "you shall have the check. I will make it out at once," with you We are going to stop at the Astor House until and he did so. "I hope you will put this money to good ad the Fleetwing is docked Come there to-morrow night and vantage-that is; deposit it in a savings bank and let it have dinner with us." accumulate interest. It is a lot of money for so young a "Thank you, Captain Gale, I will. And now let me re-man as yourself to have." turn you your pocketbook taJrnn from you .by Mr. Sharpley, "Ho!" thought Sid, "I wonder what he'd say if he knew and which I was fortunate enough to recove:r. Will you I made nearly $1,000 the other clay in that rise of C. & D., see if anything is missing? I'm afraid your money is and that, with this check I am worth more than $2,600. gone Perhaps he and Mr. Bacon would offer to take me into The captain opened the pocketbook and found that half partnership of his bills were gone. Sid got his check cashed at the bank, where he was well The half remaining was Mr. Sharpley's share of the swag known, when he went to lunch which he had returned to the wallet, as he intended to keep "Now I'm going to buy 400 shares of M. C. at 60. I the pocketbook himseff. discovered the other clay that a combination had been when Sid arrived home at three in the morning he found formed to boom it, and it's gone up 5 points since then, his folks sitting up in a state of nervou s excitement over his which is evidence there's something doing in that road." unusual So, when he finished his lunch, he went to hi s bank, drew Of course he had to tell his story, and his mother and sis-out $1,300, and adding that to the $1;100, walkecl into the ters wept and hugged him as they realized what a terrible office of the broker through whom he had workecl his C. & experience had gone through, and they did not fail to D. deal, and put it up as margin on the 400 s hares of U. C . be grateful to' a Higher Power for hi s providential ct

BOUND TO WIN. 23 Page & Bacon were cornered, and they knew it. "I hope, Captain Gale, you will give us time to make good the amount due you We have suffered from several adverse business deals of late, and were compelled to use your collateral to save us from going to the wall. H you push us now we shall be forced to make an assignment." "Well, gentlemen," said the captain, "I will give you a chance. I am not looking for retaliation for your con duct; I simply desire my rights. As I am not familiar enough with financial matters to enter into an arrange ment with you myself, I will put the matter into the hands of a respectable lawyer and let him fix up a settlement on a satisfactory basis." To thi s ultimatum Page & Bacon were compelled to agree, and a few days later an arrdngement was effected which the brolrnrs paid Captain Gale $50,000 in cash and gave endorsed notes for the balance, payable in three, six and nine months from date. Captain Gale's first act after he received the money was to give his check to Sidney Graham for $10,000. Sid strongly objected, but the doughty shipmaster, hav ing made up his mind that the boy was to have the money, would not nay for an answer. As Jessie added her persuasions in the matteT, Sid found he had to surrender or offend the old sea captain, so he accepted the check. "Things seem to be coming my way with a rush," he said to his mother and sister that evening at the supper-table, showing them the check. "It's only a few days ago that the captain gave me ten of his bonds, which Mr. Page took off my hands for $1,100, while the d ay before that I cleaned up $975 in a stock deal. Now I've got another deal on, this time in M. C. I bought 400 at 60 on a ten per cent. margin, and to-day the stock is selling at 72, with every prospect of further rise. So far I am nearly $5,000 ahead. How is thatfor yours truly? Not s o bac1, is it?" "You are a fortunate boy," replied his mother, with a smile. "I guess I was born under a lucky star." "Isn't it nice to be rich?" remarked his youngest sister, laughingly. "I suppose among other things you will buy an automobile and take us out riding." "No autos for me, sis, just at present. I can use my boodle to better advantage. H you're dying for a ride why," with a chuckle, "I'll stake you to a couple of nickels You can take an electric car to Fort George and back. Nothing mean about me, is there ?1 "The idea I" she cried, tossing her head. CHAPTER XIII. JEssrn A MUSICAL WONDER. On the follow in g Sl1nrlay Captain Ed\V'ard Gale and his daughte r Jessie were invitpcl to dinne r at the Qraham home. Jessie Gale captivated Sid's moth e r and sisters quite as much aS. she had impressed the young man himself. Tht! girls declared she was just too sweet for any thing. Sid made one or two mild kicks because he thought they monopolized too much of society. However, the matter was squared by Sid sitting next to h e r during the meal, and he waited on her as if she was a little queen, receiving many sly digs from his sisters as to his lack of appetite, and so forth. Of course, Captain Gale had a great deal to say about the boy who hacl twice saved his life, and declared he was the finest lad he had ever met. "You must be proud of such a son, Mrs. Graham," he said, beaming on Sid's sweet-faced mother. And Mrs. Graham asked how could she be otherwise. "And you, Captain Gale, you must be equally us proud of your lovely young daughter," she added, with a smile "Proud of her, ma'am!" he exclaimed, with an affec tionate glance at Jessie, who sat on his left. "There aren't enough words in the English language to express my feel ings. Just think, I've been away from her eight years. Eight long years, six of which I passecl in solitary exile, as it were, on an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean. And all that time I was presumed to be dead-to have gone to the bottom with my ship, which hurl been struck by a si moon. Jessie never to see me a.gain. Mrs. Gra ham, you haven't the faintest idea what the dear child at the hands of a scoundrel whose duty it was to protect and bring her up as her station in life entitled her to." "It was very sad," admitted Sid's mother. "But now let us hope her are all over. Are you going to take her with you on your next voyage?" "Such at present is my intention, Mrs. Graham. I don't think I could bear to leave her behind me." A v e ry pleasant evening was spent underthe Graham roof-tree on this delightful occasion. The Graham girls played the piano and sang a. duet to gether, and then Jessie, after some persuasion, was induced to tah her seat at the ins trument. She had been ins tructed by an expert, wJ1om drink had brought clown in the world. Thjs man picked up a livin g among the dives or Jersey City as a free-and-easy pianist. He was a wonder in his way, and could make the piano talk. Cutcliff had given him free lodging and all he could drinl< in exchange for piano lessons fo1 Jessie, and as tl ;c girl a musical nature she soon made rapid prog ress lmller his tutorship. He al s o trained her voice in a small way, as Cutcliff wanted her to amuse his rough-and-ready patrons with the topicfl l s ongs of the clay. Jc:-. sie sang several of the popular vaudeville gems and _rlayed a number of her tutor's striking selections, impart ing to them the sam e brilliancy of touch that distinguished her instructor. Her father, who had had :no idea of her proficiency in


BOU.ND TO WIN. this direction, sat in his chair like one entranced, watching "Sidney Graham, aren't you ashamed of yourself?" cried her swiftly moving fingers a s they flas h e d with wonderful the girl, with a trace of indignation in her voice . dexterity and grace over the ivory keys, and hanging spell"Well, I'll tell you s omething about that bracelet he prebound upon the notes which flowed from her lips.:_now sented y ou with. He got it of a Maiden Lane jeweler." sweet and tender, anon lively and sparkling, like bubbling "How do you know where h e bought it?" s h e a sked with champagne. a toss of the head. In fact, her execution astonished the entire Graham "I wns in the store buying something for mother and the family, while her singing captivated them. girl s when he came in. He a s ked to see some bracelets The day that the ship Flee twing was docked at a South selected the one I've seen you wear at our hou se, and then Street wharf, preparatory to unloading her cargo of East said to the salesman: 'Are you sure it's made of refined Indian products, Sid Graham sold his 400 shares of M. O. gold? Because, don'tcherknow, I detest anything that isn't at a profit of $28 per share, or $11,000 in all. refined.'" / He now had $23,600 to his credit in bank. "Sid Graham, I won't speak to you for a whole wee}>, When he showed Edna Jackson his check the day he so there!" received it by mail from his broker, she nearly fell off her "Oh, yes, you will," he replied, confidently. "Aren't chair. you going to lunch with me in five minutes?" "I've read in story-books about boys making a lot of "Well, you oughtn't to talk that way about Mr. Hay," money in this scheme and that," she said, "but I never with a pout. dreamed I should run across a real live boy who could do the "What shall I say about him to please you? That he's same thing. It seems to me, Sidney Graham, no matter the most immaculate of all the .clerks in Wall Street?" what you take hold of you're bound to win." "That's better." "Sure thing. 'l'hat's what I'm in business for." "He's the best-dressed employe in the financial district, "I don't think there's another boy like you m New I guess. I a broker say he was so immaculate that York," she said, admiringly. he didn't believe there was anything on his mind, even. "That's a compliment, for a fact Will you permit me to Edna grabbed her ruler, but Sid. fled to the reception-blow you off to a real Delmonico lunch this time?" room to wait till had put on her hat and coat. "Oh, dear, no!" she answered, hastily "Wouldn't I look a sight marching into that tony establishment with my working garments on. If you re so very anxious to spend some of your wealth on me," she laughed, roguishly, "we'll go where we went before." right, Edna. You're the doctor." "Do you know, Sid, I'm just dying to see your new :friend, Jessie Gale." "Is that a fact?" he asked, with a grin. "Yes. Your mother and the girls say she's the dearest thing on earth." "If she isn't, I don't know where you'll find one." "Oh, my; you say that so ea.rne s tly that I'm .afraid it's a case of spoons with you in that direction." "Oh, I don't know," replied Sid, flushing to his temples. "A fellow can admire a girl without being stu ck on her, can't he?" "After what you done for both her and her father, I shouldn't be surprised if Jessie and you made a match of it." "I wouldn't run away with that idea in your head. You might be disappointed." "Wouldn't that be dreadful!" she laughed, tantalizingly. "Not hnlf as dreadful as if you should happen to < marry that dude, Chester Hay, who's calling on you pretty regu larly, I underntand."-idea!" gasped Edna, with a rosy blush. "What's the matter with l\fr. Hay? His mother says he's the flower of the family." "I guess that' s right," grinned Sid. "I've heard several people call him a blooming idiot." CHAPTER XIV. LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM. On the first of the month Sid Graham left the employ of Page & Bacon. He gave them a week's notice of his intention, and Mr. Page expressed regret at losing hi s valuable services. Edna Jackson was very sorry to see him go. It had been his original intention to get another posi tion, but his success in working the stock market, and pos session of a capital of $23,000 odd, decided him to set up in business for himsel.f. He knew he couldn't expect to get more than $10 a week working for somebody else, and he believed he could do better than that bustling for himself. He might be young, but he had a bright head on his shoulders. He was well acquainted with the ins and outs of Wall Street, and with the methods of the brokers who did busi n ess on the Stock Exchange, so he felt confident he could hoe his own row without anybody's help. "A fellow doe sn't get rich these s trenuous time s renting his gray matter out for small wage s," he said to himself. ''I've made $12,000 of my capital s ince the Fourth of, July by using my brains. 'J'hat ought to be some evidence toot I have ability. At any rate, I'm going to branch out on


I:OUND T O W I N. 25 my own hook and see what I can do. I don't expect t o do : m y b u siness to s peak of for s ome little time, but I'm going t o l et peopl e around thi s neighborhood know I'm alive I'm y oung and can afford to wait. When a boy l ike me sets out with the det e rmination to succ e ed, he's b ound to win i n the end." S o Sid hire d a s mall office up o n t h e te nth floor of a Broad Street buildin g and hung out his shingle-that h e had his name and calling l ettered on t h e g round gl ass front of his office door as follows : SIDNEY GRAHAM," Stocks a n d B onds J;Ie regarded it with complace n cy, a n d no lon ge r looked u p on him s elf a s a boy H e furnis h e d hi s office with a .neat rug, a rollt o p des k thre e c hai rs, and hung a map of the :financial d istrict and several stee l e ngravin gs on the walls The n he had a small safe put in to make it l o o k mor e bu s iness-lik e, though he really had nothing to put in it. The next thing he did was to s ub s cribe for a coup l e of Wall Stree t pap ers-one a d a ily, and to pu r chase a number of book s and pamphlets he n e eded in his business. After that h e w ent to a stationer and printer in the same purchas ed the n e c ess ary statione ry and book s and gave an ord e r for c ard s, memorandums and l etter-heads to be printe d with his name, business and a d dress upon t hem. "']'hat's off m y mind. Now I'll go down and pay a vi sit to the Fle etwing W hether h e was partic ul a rl y anxiou s to see Captain Gale o r not we cannot s a y, but the fa c t that h e was s ure to meet J ess i e Gal e abo ard probably had a great bearing on the case The captain and hi s dau g hter, with the chi ef mat e w e re j u s t sitting down to dinn e r whe n h e a rrived on 't:leck and, of c our se, a p l ace was a t o nce m ade for h i m a t th e tab l e "I'm mi g h ty glad you turne d up Sid. We w e r e j u s t talking a bout you." W e ll you see, I h a d n othing particular to do thi s after noon s o I t h o u g h t I'd come down and s e e y ou "Tha t's right," s aid th e c aptain. "You' r e as welcome as the flo w e r s in l\fa y." "Tha nks. I've jus t hire d and furnis hed an office on Broad Street and g on e into bu siness f or myself," s aid Sid, afte r the soup-pl a tes h a d been r e mov e d and a joint of roa s t m utton been br o u ght in b y the s t e ward. T he maste r o f the ship and hi s d a u ghte r lookeci up in surprise. H ave you ac tuall y done that?" a s k e d Captain Gale Y es, sir I've d one s o w ell workin g side i s sues during th e la s t s i x m on t h s that I've c onclud e d I'd only be wa sting rny t i me d evoti n g m y e n e r g ies t o t h e ben e fit of o th e r p e opl e at a compa r ative l y in sig nifi c a n t wage l th e r e s anything in m e I w a n t t o r e a p t h e tull b e n efit m yself. That' s the onl y wny to get a head i n li fe." I think you r e r i ght, Sid. At a n y rate, I'm w ill i n g t o beli eve, from what I've seen of you, that you're fully cap able of making your own way in the wor ld. You 'll be a rich ma n some tlay." "I hope so, s ir. Ri c hes are not ever ythi n g in this I know, but it's a v e r y c omfortable r eflection to fe e l that one i s w e ll off. It takes off th e rough edge, don t y ou kno w." "Well, I hope y ou 'll let me be y our fir s t cu s tomer," s aid the captain with a twinkle in his eye "I s hould be glad to hav e you," r e p l ied the b oy. in s ome surprise "Ar e you really thi nking of taking a s hy at the market?" "Oh, no; but I dare s a y you can be of g reat" assi s tan c e to me i n placing the $50,000 I h ave recovered from Page & B acon, as well a s the b alan c e of the m o n e y du e m e when it s hall have b e en c oll e cted by m y lawy e r "Yes s ir, I think I c an. It wou l d give me a great deal of pleasure to h e lp you in 'i:my way I can." "I'm sure of that, m y dear boy. You are fairly well ac quaint e d with the bes t securities d ealt i n in Wall Str eet, I dare s ay." "I a m. Pag e & B ac on does a con s i de rab l e b u si n ess in that line, and I wa s with them nearly two years "\Ye ll, I w ant you to submit t o me a list of gi l t e d ged bonds, oth e r than Government s which i n your opinio n would offe r a g ood investment for my money I have $50 000 to s t art you off with and I s hal l instruct my law yer to p ay ove r to you the money a s he collects it from Page & Ba c on, and which I s hall look to you tQ invest for me accordin g to your bes t judgm ent. As I shall probab l y h e awa y on my n ex t voyage at l e a s t eighteen months, y ou will h ave t o coll e ct the interest a s it become s due and pay abl e and d e po sit it in a s afe ban k to my credit " You show a good d e a l of confide.n e e i n me Captain Gal e," s aid Sid almo s t overpowered by this evi dence of th e c:aptain 's re g ard for him. "My d ear boy, I n t the s l ig h test hesitation in trus ting you with the care of ever y d o ll a r I po ssess in th e w o rld. I know you are honest a s the d ay i s long. M:y prop erty will b e ju' s t a s s afe in your ke e ping a s if l o c k e d up i n a safe on L oa.rd thi s ship." I thank y ou Captain Gale, for thi s expression o.f y our g ood opini o n o f m e," r e p l i e d Sid gratefu ll y "You may b e sure I will lo s e my life b efor e I would do anything to forf eit y our c onfid e n c e Afte r dinner Sid sat on the qua rter -dec k with Jess ie until the afternoon s un s ank o u t of sight and the s hadows L>eg an to render di stant object s indi s tinct. They seeme d to b e very happy and cont ente d in each oth er's s o p iety. "So y ou are r e ally going to s ea with your father on his n e x t voy age, are you, J essi c ? h e as k e d, earnestly "Yes," s h e answ e r e d softl.v, looking down at the deck "Of c our se, you are glad?" "Ye s," s he ans wer e d, a.gain. "I h o p e y ou will think of me some times while yo u are away, Jess i e," he said, taking her fin gers i n his


BJU XD TO WIN. ----------------She made no r e ply, but her face flush e d an d t h e started into h e r eyes. You d on't an swer. Am I too mu c h of you, J cssic ?" A s s h e s till r e mained s ilent, Sicl look e d into her sweet face a n d saw that h e r lip s l}iere quivering. Ile coulcl feel her hancl tremble in hi s "I shall miss you ver y mu c h, h e s aill, ge ntly. Hi s arm s tol e about her wai s t. "l have foamed to c are a great d e al for you, from the rnr y moment I saw you s pring into your fat h er's arms in ; !10 barroom of th e 'Se aman s Rest.' I kn e w you were a good and I felt r e ady to go throu g h fire and wat e r, if need be, for yeur s ak e a s well as fol. your fath e r's." "Oh, Sid!" And a s her he acl drooped Sid Graham drew her lithe form u nres i s tingly to him, and th e n, how h e came to mu s t e r up c r m rage to clo it h e nev e r knew, he lifted her face to his and-kissed her. "Do you reall y care for me a littl e bit, Jessie?" he a s k ed, a s his bre a th fann e d h e r g old e n ring l ets "You lmow I do, Sid." "And you promi s e not to forget m e whe n y ou are hundreds of miles away?" She buri e d h e r fa c e on his should e r. Re accept e d that a s a favorabl e an s w e r. "And sorne day when we are both a littl e old e r you a r e going to be my littl e wife, aren t you?" 'l'here was a pause He lifte d h er hea c l and look e d down .into h e r b eautifu l eyes. "Am I asking too much?" "No, Sicl. I promi s e I love you with all my heart." Was he satisfied? Well, s ay! CHAPTER XV. SID GET S IN ON THE GRO U N D FLOO R. Sill' s :firs t caller s at hi s Broad S t reet ofTice w e r e hi s m otlie r and :;i s t e rs, whose cur i o s ity could n o t b e sati sfie d until they had come downtown to see hi s s he e ps hearin g J e n, a s he called it . "What a d e li g htfully cos y little place you have!" e x <:laime d : i\Iand Graham. "It is ju s t too ni c e f or anythin g," agreed h e r sist e r Millie. "You a r e guil e a man o f bm:i n ess, are n t you?" w ent on l\Iaud. "It's a pity you hav en't a mou stac h e Sid. You do l o ok, s o youn g for a real brok er." "Oh, come now, Maud you can t expect a f e llow to h a v e everything all at once," protested Sid. "I'm glad you have three chairs, at any rate," laughed l\IilJic, or one of us would have been obliged to roost on your saie. '' "Ko r eflection s please," chuckled her brother. "Cel'tainl y not. I l eave that to the looking-gla s." "Ho w bright w e are all at once!" "Jus t like the morning, why don't you say while you're about it?" "I'm afraid you re taking the shine out of me, as the sun said to the moon during a total eclipse." "Oh my, how smart!" Jus t the n the r e w as a knock on the do

BOUND TO WIN. 27 As soon as Sid and the captain were alone together, the boy produced a li s t of first-class s ecm:ities, and they went over them carefully, Sid explaining advantages of each in turn. Captain Gale picked out a fir s t, second and third choic e drew hi s check for $50,000 to the boy's order, and tolLl him to make the purchases. Sid s uggested that the captain r ent a box in a s afe d e posit vault, whe re all his secmities could b e locked up. "You can arrange with the office r s to hiive me recognized as your representative, with authority to h ave access to your box while you're away, s o that I can cut off cou pons and collect the inter e st." That was perfectly s ati s factory to the mast e r of the Fleetwing and the plan was imm e diat e ly carri e d out. / Sid had his lunch about two o'clo c k and the n w ent di rectly to his office,. where he bu s ied him s elf with stock market reports and financial news in a Wall Street n e w s paper. At four o'clock he shut up his desk, put on hi s hat and ove r c oat and left his office for the day. While he was waiting for the elevator two gentl e m e n one of whom he recognized a s ,fl, well-known brok e r, cam e up and s topp e d near him. Sid however,_ happ e ned to be standing in the shadow of a big marble column which ran up to the c e ilin g b etwe en two of the elevators, and his presenc e was appar e ntly un noticed by the newcomers. The y were talking very as they came up and Sid heard the broker s ay: "I tell you, Ed ward, you can't make any mi s take if you put all you can beg, borrow or s teal into C. & 0. ri ght away. The stock is certain to boom before Saturday, because wha t I've just told you a bout the long-contemplated m e rger will be public property by th:is time to-morrow, and jus t as soon a s the news is confirmed ther e 'll be a rus h for the stock. It will be a case where everybody will s uddenly discov e r they want to get in on the gro1md floor or as n e ar th a t a pos sible, and you know what that will mean. The stoc k i s selling now at the lowes t figure in years. The p e opl e on the in s ide have already s tarted their brokers to pi q k up all in sight. 1 you are going to take advantage of this pointer I'm giving you, why, you've no time to los e Jus t then the elevator came rushing down and s topped at the floor The two gentlemen immediately boarded it, Sid never stirred. The iron door slammed and the cage went on down. Sid tnen returned to hls office and sat down to think t h e matter out. He had heard every word the broker said, and the value of the pointer impres sed him considerably. Taking up the latest edition of the Dfilly Wall Street News he saw that C. & 0. was quoted at 63, which was a n exceptionally low price for the stock. "By Geor g e! I believe I have s tumbled on to the c han c e o.f my life-at any rate, I am s atisfi e d I have c au ght on to a good thin g I s hould be a fool to let such luck g e t b y me. I c a n easily put up a ten per cent. mar g in on 3 500 s hare s W e ll, i f the stock is to be got 1'm going to get it. H it only g oes up 3 point s I s hall b e in lin e to c l e ar $1,000. That would pay all my office expense s for a year. You can b e t your life I'm in on thi s d e al for all it'.o worth." And he was for next morning he went to the bank where hi s money w a s o n depo sit ancl arran ged with the gentleman whose bus iness it was to make purchases of stock through the b a nk's brok e rs f.or cus tomers of the bank, to buy for him 3,500 shares of 0. & 0. -at 63. The required amount was s ecured in small lots before noon and the bank notified to that effect, which in turn dul y inform e d Sid that hi s orcle r had been carried out, and that the stoc k would b e h e ld s ubje ? t to hi s instructions CHA P'l'ER XVI. JIOW, I N TIIE E N D, P LUCK AND AMBITION IS BOUND TO WIN. Sid h a d once mor e acquired a personal interest in the m a rk et, and h e watched C. & 0. with a feverish interest. Ile a lso s c ann ecl the pap e r s closely for some offic ial inte l ligence as to t h e comple tion of the long-delayed merger of a b r a nch railroad to th e coal fields whi c h the management of C. & 0. h a d so far failed to bring to a head. Fro m wha t he heard the broker say to his friend he b e liev e d the d eai h a d lie en put throu g h at la s t, and that th e n e w s was b e in g h e ld ba c k a s long as possibl e to enable those on the in s id e t o prepar e to reap a golden harve s t. And he was ri g ht. The earl y e diti o n s of the aft e rnoon papers on the day he bou ght the s tock print e d the n e w s ancl predi c t e d a boom in C . & 0. in c o n s equence. Next m o rnin g the stock opened at 64 3-8, and the brok e r s h a d b 1 1 y in g ord e r s for it by the wholesal e Whil e Sid was hu g ging him s elf over his good' luck, a man from the di s trict-attorn e y's office in J e rsey Cit y walked into hi s offic e and served him with a s ubpama to appear and testify at the trial of Samuel Shar-pley, slat e d for the fol, lowing Monday. He imm e diat e ly put on his hat and coat and s tarted for South Street. On boarding the Fleetwing he found, as he had supposed, tha t Captain G a l e and Jessi e had been s imil arly erve d "i,Ye' ll all g o ove r to g eth e r s aid the captain. "There i s n t mu c h doubt but that my late wife's half-brother will b e c on v i c ted of the crime char ged a g a i n s t him. He will, i n a ll pr o bability, s e rve the rest of h:is natural life in 8tate's pri s on." Whe n Sid accoi:n,ra nied by the captain and his daughter, s t arte d .for J e rsey Cit y on M o nda y mornin g h e was fee ling i n excell ent s pirits, for 0. & 0. stock, in which he had such


28 I BOUND TO WIN. a vital interest, had gone up to 70, an advance of 7 points above what the boy had bought it for. The trial of I1awyer Sharpley re sulted, as was expected, in his convicti o n, and the judge handed out to him the f' extreme penalty of the law-twe nty years. Next day he put on a striped suit at the 'l'renton Peni te:1tiary, and became dead to the world Singular to relate, the evening papers of the same day announced the killing of Benjamin Cutcliff in a low Phila delphia rum-hole, by a companion, with whom he had en-gaged in a quarrel. Thus the comn: rnnity was well rid of two conscienceless rascals, whose operations had long kept the police of Jersey City on tenterhooks. By this time the Fleetwing had discharged all her cargo, antl 1ras beginning to load fol' Calcutta. As often as he felt he could afford to sneak from Jliis Broacl Street office, Sid made a bee-line for the vessel. He bated to think t'hat he wonlcl soon have to part from ,Tessie Gale, and that he could hardly expect to seci her again for the better part of two years. One clay, when C. & 0. stock had reached 82, arnf .Sid particularly good over the prospects of a st ill m the road's securities, he went clown to the s hip ,_,bnt tonholed Captain Gale, and, taking the bull by the so to Rpeak, frankly told the s hipmast e r what hi s sentiments were toward his and what Je,;;si e's toward himself, and asked for a verdict. He got it, and it was as favorable a s he could have ex-pected. 'l The captain said he had no objection to hi.m as a pros pective son-inlaw; in fact, was rath e r pleased to regard hjm in that light. "It will be eighteen before you young people will meet ag:ain-it may even be as long a s two years. Jessie will then be seventeen, and you will have cast your first vote. If. you are both still of the same mind, I shall offer no ob jection to your marriage." "Thank you, sir. I am perfectly satisfied," and he went off to find rJ essie and tell her what her father had :ai d about their future. It was a sad night for both when the inevitable parting came. The Fleetwing was anchored in the upper bay near the en trance to the "Narrow s," and was to sail a.t four in the morning for the East Indies. Sid had come down ta. Staten Island by ferry and hired a boat to take him out to the ship. "Good-by, little sweetheart," he said, when the time came for him to take his leave. "Two years isn't so very long, after all, but you ma.y be certain you will be in my thoughts every hour of the time." "You won't let any other girl take you away from me, will you, Sid? Promise me that, for I love you with all my heart, and I should want to die if I lost you." Of course he promised to be faithful and true, and a few minutes later he tore himself away and went over the ship's side. H e felt rather broke up over this separation from Jes sie, but it was unavoidable, and like the sensible fellow he was he put the bes t face on the matter If there was one thing that helped to take the keen edge off the parting pain it was the knowledge that that day he had s old his 0. & O. holdings at a profit of $4:0 and a frac tion a share, and had reaped a profit of $14:0,000 Altogether he was now worth $164:,000, and could reason. ably be regarded as rich. He set aside the sum of $5,000 to buy a hous e out of town for hi s mother and sisters and, of course himself to live in. This he proposed to attend to in the spring, and in due time carried out hi s plans. By that time he had become pretty well known as a smart young broker, and business gradually began to come his way, especially after he moved to a more commodiou s office on a lower floor of the Broad Street building One morning, a yea.r and t e n months from the day the :Fleetwing sa.ilccl out of New York harbor, s h e was reported in the Herald' s maritime inte lligence as having just ar rived at Quarantine. Sid at once hired a tug to take him down to her. He found a very beautiful y01p1g lad y aboard of her who answerE;>d to the name of J essie Gale, ancl the meeting of the two sweethearts was a matter of decided intere st to themselves. That Sidney Graham nor Jessie Gale had not changed their minds in relation to each o ther was demonstrated six weeks later when a mini ste r of the Gospel joined them to gether in the bond s of matrimony. Sid presented his bride with a check for $100,000, and the title deed:s of a beautiful s uburbal). home which had c ost him $15,000. He had become rich entire ly b y his own busines s sagacity, and any boy possessing the pluck and ambition of Sidney Graham is, nine times out of ten, BouND TO Wm. THE END. Read "PUSHING IT THROUGH; OR, THE FATE OF A LUCKY BOY," which wm be the next nu_mbe r (24:) of "Fame and Fortune Weekly." SPECIAL NOTICE. All back numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any newsde aler, send the price in inoney or postage s tamps by mail to FRANK; 'l'OUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24: UNION SQUARE NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies you order by return mail.


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Stree t. 313 'he Bradys and the Coppe r King; or, 'l' h e Mystery of the Mo n -348 T h e Brady s at Big Boom City; o r Out for t h e Ore g o n Lana tagu e Mi n e Thie v e s 314 The Brady s and "Bullion Bill" ; or, The Mystery of Mill No. 13. 349 The Bradys, and Corporal 'l'lm; or, T h e Mystery of the Fort. 315 The B r a d y s In J o li e t ; o r 'l' h e Strange Case of J eweler James. 350 T h e Bradys B anner Raid ; o r T h e White B oy s o f W hlrlw lnQ 316 The B radys and R oaring Rube"; o r liounlllng up the "Terror" Camp. of T e n M ll e Creek 3 51 'l' h e Bradys and the Safe Blowers ; or, Chasing t h e Ki n g of the 317 The B radys and t h e Boss of Broad Stree t ; o r, l 'he Case of the Y eggme n "King of the Curb." 3 5 2 'h e Brady s a t Gold Lake; o r Solving a K londike Mystery 318 The B radys D e s ert Trail; or, Lost on the Deadman s Run. 353 The Bradys aud ''Dr. D o o -Da-Day" ; or, The Man W h o was L ost 319 The Bradys and the Opium Syndicate ; or, After the "Marquis" 3 4 on Mott Stree t of Mott Stree t The Bradys' Tombstone "Terror" ; 01 After t h e Arizona Mine 320 The Bradys and Ge n eral Jinks" ; or, Afte r the Cara C:ro okll of Wrec k ers. the "Katy F lyer." 355_ The Bradys and the Witc h D o ctor or 3 2 1 The' Bradys a n d t h e Man Wit h the Barre l ; or, Working for the Orleans. Mysterious W o r k In Ne w Prince of Wall Str ee t 356 'l' h e Brady s add A l d e r man Brown ; or After the Grafters or 322 The Bradys and "Bedroc k Bill"; or, The D eadmen" from Dead-G r e e n v ill e woo d 357 Bradys in "Little P ekin"; or, l h e Cas e o f t h e C h i n e s e Gold 3 2 3 T h e Bradys a n d the "King" o f C h i cago; or, The Man Who (\)or -!'I.I ng nered Corn. 358 The B radys nnd the Boston Spe c ial or T h e Man W h o was MIBS 324 The Bra dys and A dmi ral Brown; o r W o 1 klng for the Urilted ,. Ing fro m W all Stree t ' States Navy. 'IT'hhe BBr.adys and the D e n th Club; or, The Sec r e t Ban d of Seve n 325 'he Bra dys and Mada m e Millions" ; or, The Case of the Wall t eana1 adys Chine s e Raid ; or, Afte r the Man-Hunters of M o n Street Queen. 326 and the Prince" of P ekin ; or, Calle d o n a C hinea e 3 Gl and the Bankers' League ; or, Dark Doings In Wall 327 T h e B r a dys F'aclng D eath; or, 'rappe d by a C lever Woman. 3G2 Call to G oidfiel d s ; o r, Downing the ,"Kn ig h t s of :!28 The B r a dys' R io Grand e Raid :0or, Hot W ork ut Badman' s Bend 329 T h e Brady s Madhouse Myst ery; or, l 'he S earc h for Madame Mont?63 'l; h e Bradys and the Pit of D eath; or, Trappe d by a Fiend ford. 3 64 The Bra dys and the Bosto n Broker or The Man W h o Wo k e up 3 3 0 The Bradys and t h e S wamp jtats; o r, A f t e r the Georgia Moon Wall S t r ee t ' shiners 365 ;i'he Brady s S ent t o Sing Sing; or, Afte r the Prison Plotters 331 The Brad y s a n d "Handso m e Hal"; or, Duping the Duke of DaBradys, and the 9rain Crooks; or, Afte r the K ing of Corn." kota. 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HOW TO KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Giving com plete i nformation as to the manner and method of raising, keepin g, taming, breeing all kinds of candl,. etc. tudes every night with his wonderful imitations), can master the No. l:H. HOW TO B.t!iCOME A1>1 AU'.rJ:iOR.-Coutaining full art, and create any amount of fun for himself and frie nds. It is the info1mation reg arding choice of subjects, the u se of words and the greatest book c-ver published. and there's millions (of fun) in it. manner of preparing and submitting manuscript. Also containing No. 20. HOW TO ENTER'.l'AIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A valuable information as to the neatness, l eg ibility and general com very valuable little book just published. A complet e compendium position of manuscript, essential to a successful author. By Prince of games, sports, card divers ions, comic r ecitations, etc., suitable Hiland. for parlor or drawing-1oom entertainment. It contains more for the No. 38. 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