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f rnllf m DR, AN AMBITIOUS 80Y IN WALL 5TREET. ,, .. \


Fame and Fortune Weekly STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY lutled Weekl11-Bll Subscription $2.5() per 11ear. Entered according to Act of Congre.a, in the year 1 9 07 i n the o .tflce o f t h e Libraria" of Congresa, We11hington, D. 0., bl/ Frank Touse11, Publiahe1, Z4 Union Square Neio York. No. 70. NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 1, 1907. PRICE 5 CENTS. TIPPED BY .THE TICKER AN AMBITIOUS BOY IN WALL STREET By A SELF-MADE MAN CHAPTER I. PHIL BRISa'OW .AND THE OFFICE STENOGRAPHER. "Got any money, Ethel?" askecl 11 ewes Bros.' messenger boy, an uncommonly bright-looking lad, as h e pa-qsed by the stenographer's desk. "Well, if } OU haven't got a c heek, Phil Bristow," laitghed Miss Carpenter, who was a pretly brunette 0 seventeen ; years. "Sure I have-two of them;'' chuckled Phil. "But I'm dead serious, just now. I've got a tip." "A tip!" exclaimed the girl, with an interested look. "Yes. A pointer worth-we ll, a million to a person with the money to back it; but to me, with only fifty cases or s o in the savings bank, it won't'cut much ice, which is hard luck, for tips don't spring up every day in my path." "Tell me about it, will you, Phil?" "Couldn't do it, Ethel, unless--" "Unless what?" "You will go in with me on it-partners, you know. Give me your promise to match my fifty with a similar amount and I'll tell you all about it." I "But I don't want to promise until I know what the tip i s Phil," said the girl, seriously. "'l'bat's just like a girl. Where's your sporting blood, Ethel?" "But fifty dollars is an awful lot of money to risk on an uncertainty," protested the stenographer. "Sure it is. But there isn't any uncertainty about this tip. It's a sure winner." "How do you know it is?" "How do I know? Well, I'il tell you.how I know I got it straight from the lips of one of the biggest brokers on the Street." "You did?" exclaimed the girl, in surprise. "I did," he replied, with solemn earnestness. "Who was the broker?" "T'Om Jardine. "And he told you---" "I didn't say he told me a nything." "Yes, you did. You sa id you g ot it from his lips." "So I did; but he didn't tell me. He told it in confi dence to a friend of his-a man named Wetmore, and I ac cidentally overheard.him." "Oh! "He told Wetmo r e that a pool had just been formed to boom a certain stock, and that he was one of the brokers who was going to do the buying." "What was the name of the stock?" "Say you'll go in with me and I'll tell you." The girl hesitated. "Fifty dollars is--" "A lot of nioney. You said tliat '!Jefore. "I wasn't going to say that." "Well, what were you going to say?" "I was going to say that fifty dollars is nearly all I have in the world."


2 TIPPED BY THE TICKER. ''Then go in with me you'll soon have a hundred." "I don't know about that," replied Miss Carpenter, doubtfully. "It is awfully easy lo lose money in E;tocks." "Bet your life it is. Easier than anything I know 0, unless you arc operating on a sure thing." "I have very little confidence in Wali Street speculation or those who are not on the inside." "I agree wilh ycu; but in this little venture you and I will be on: the inside with the knowing ones." "You seem very confident 0 that." "I am or I wouldn't ask you to risk your money, nor I wouldn't think 0 risking mine, either. This is where we go in on the ground floor and come out at the roof." "Supposing' before we got off the roof it fell in and landed us in the cellar, where would our money be?" "In the pocket 0 some broker. I think I am smart enough to get off the roof before it gives way. I've not been in Wall Street a couple of years or nothing. l I haven't speculated yet, it isn't because I don't know how to do it, but because I was too poor and too foxy to jump in before I knew where I was at. Now I see the chance lo make a slart with scarcely any risJc I call it a cinch. If I had a thou sand dollars I'll bet I could malrn two with iL" you really invest a thousand dollars on the strength of that tip?" "I certainly would." "If it was all the money you had in the world, too?" "That wouldn't make any difference." "How many shares can you get with $100, Phil?" "The stock is ruling now at 49. I can get 20 shares on margin. 1 it goes up ten points we'll make nearly $100 apiece. Isn't that worth while?" "But will it go up ten points?" "I'll bet it will go up fifteen. l it should only go up five or six we'll double our money. The combination of capitalists back 0 this projected boom has got millions to boost the stock with and hold it up until their brokers unload at a big profit." The girl thought for severa l moments before spoke and Phil waited patiently for her decision. "Well, Phil,'' she said at last, "I'll risk it. I'll go in with you. What is the name 0 the stock?" "Great Western," he whispered in her ear "Here's the last quotation on the ticker, '1,200 G. W. "When do you want the money, Phil?" "To-morrow morning." "I'll bring it over with me." "All right, pard. You'll be wearing a new gown a.iicl hat on the profits in a couple 0 weeks." "I hope so," she laughed. "I need both." "Here comes Mr. Briggs, the cashier. This is where I sneak back to my chair in the outer office. He's sore on me." "Why?" "Because he wants to be the only one with you." "'rhe idea! Just as if I cared for him." "That's jusl it. He's sour on me because I get the smiles from you and he c]on't get any Phil bobbed his head to her and darted away. ''He's the nicest boy in New York," thought Ethel Car penter as she watched lhc good-looking messenger vanish through the brai:;s gate of the counting-room. The cashier hung up hil3 bat and overcoat, went to his deAk, and after a moment or two approached the stenog rapher's table wilh a paper in his hand "Please make three manifold copies 0 this, Miss Car penter," he said "Very well, sir," she repliecl, without looking up. Ile hesitated as i he had something more to say, but the girl's manner was not very encouraging in the sense he was looking or. "Ahem! 'fhat's a very pretty waist you have on to-day, Miss Carpenter," he ventured. "Thank you fo1: the compliment, Mr. Briggs," she re plied, calmly, and without removing her eyes from her machine. the rose in your hair becomes you greatly," he added. She .made no reply to this. He bit his moustache with vexation, or he saw he was not making much headway. "I think a small corsage bouquet 0 your favorite flowers would complete the ensemble," he said. "Would you permit me to present you with this one?" The cashier brought into view the hand he had till now held behin d his back, and laid the small bouquet on her table beside the machine. "You are very kind, Mr. Briggs, but I'd rather not take them." "Why not?" he asked, almost sharply "Because I don't care to accept pr.esents rom gentlemen in the office." "Indeed,'' he replied, tartly. "I saw you accept a cheap bouquet from Phil Bristow yesterday morning." "Phil is only a boy; and besides, we are great friends." "That is as much as to say you do not consider me a friend." "Well, hardly-in the same sense as Phil." "I think he is an impertinent young cub," said the cashier, angrily. The stenographer was silent. "He puts in altogether too much time around your desk. I am going to speak to Mr. Hewes about it. You'd better give him a hint or two to keep away i you don't want to have him discharged." Miss Carpenter flushed up but did not say a word. "l you were a little more sociable with me, Miss Car pcn ter, you might find it to your advantage,'' continued the ca.shier. "I don't understand you, Mr. Briggs," replied the girl, coldly. "!you will permit me to see you to the bridge cars this afternoon I will have more time to explain."


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 3 o, sir; I couldn't think of it." "I have seen you walk there with Phil Bristow." "I wasn't aware before that you took s uch interest in my movements, Mr. Briggs," s he answered, with just the l eas t bit of s arcmnn in her tones. "I take more interest than you think, Miss Carpenter. If you would--" "Mr. Briggs," said Phil's voice at his elbow at that mo ment, "Mr. Hewes wishes to see you in his office." The cas hie r glared at him a s if he resented the inter ruption. Phil, however, looked him plflciclly in the eye, and then went op. to the wa, h-room. When he got back to the stenographer's desk tl1c cashier was gone. "I'm glad you brought him that message, Phi" s he saicl. "Why?" "Because his company was not agreeable to me." "You ought to hav e thrown out a hint that you were busy." I doubt if hp would liavC' taken it. I gave him no en couragement to talk to me, but he JlC'l'Ri:ded in doing so." "Did he give you thoRe flowers?" "Re did, but I refused them. JllPase pnt them on his desk." "Certainly," and Phil carried th e boqn e l to th e cashier's d e n. As he turned towarcl the counting-room cloor he came face to face with Mr. Briggs. "What were you doing at my d esk? a skcll the cas hi e r, sharply. Placing those flower s on it." "Who tolcl you to do that?" Mr. Bri ggs asked, with a scowl. "Miss Carpenter," replied Phil, turning a way. CHAPTER II. THE DEAL IN 1GJrnAT WESTERN. Phil Bristow was a smart boy. :Jir. George Hewes, his employer, who was a stock broker of some repute, doing business und e r the firm name of H ewes Bro s., with offices a.t No. Wall Street, liad said so more than once. A score of brokers who lrnew the boy thought so, if they didn't actually say so. :Mrs Honeywell, who kept a boarding-house in West 28t h Street, where Phil lived, said so frequently, and the other board e rs, especially the young ladies, agreed with her. Miss Ethel Carpenter, the office s tenographer, was sure of the fact, while the rest of the employees, barring Mr. Murray Briggs, the cashier, were non-committal on the s ubject, but their friendly attitude toward the young mes se nger was unmistakable. Mr. Briggs, who showed no disposition to conceal his di s like for Phil, seemed to pe about the only one who re fused to admit that the boy was smart. Now as the majority aJways rules, it may be taken for granted that Phil Bristow was a smart boy. He was born in the city of Philadelphia, and had been le.ft an orphan at the age of fourteen. That was a little over three years before the opening of this story. When he started out to hoe his own row in life he had attracted the favorable notice of a gentleman who per son.ally recommended him to Mr. Hewes, and the broker being in want of an boy at the time, hired Phil, and had never felt any regret for doing so. On the morning following the conversation related in the preceding chapter, Ethel brought the $50, which represented the bulk of her savings, to the office, and handed the money to Phil. If, since she had passed her word to go in with the boy on the deal in Great Western, she had experienced any doubt s as to the ultimate fate of that $50, she did not show it by her manner when she handed him the bills. She was not a girl to show the white no matter what results might be. "Thanks Ethel," said Phil, sticking her little roll in r his vest pocket. "I am going to buy the shares ,at the :first chance I get to do so this morning." The first chance came about eleven o'clock, when he was sent to a stationery store and printing house on Nas s au Street. On his way he passed a small bank that was noted for carrying small deals for small speculators. Phil s tepped into this place for the :first time in his life. The reception-roon"i was crowded with customers watching the quotations that were put up on a blackboard at one end of the room by a small boy. At a des k facing a window that opened on this depart ment s tood the margin clerk who. attended tci the bank's brokerage business. His two assistants generally had their hands full with the buf:iness that came through that window. When an order was received to buy or sell stock. the on1er was telephoned1 to the bank's representative on the floor of the Stack Exchange, who immediately executed the commission. Presumably the commissions were divided between himself and the bank. Phil stepped up to the window and gave in the money and the order for twenty shares of Great Western at the market price. He received back a memorandum of the transaction and some change. he went on to the stationer's, transacted his busi ness, and was soon back at the office. At the first opportunity he shpwed the memorandum to the stenographer. As he passed the cashier's desk he got a black look from I


4 TIPPED BY THE 'rICKER. Mr. Briggs, whose saturnine features plainly showed the dislike he bore the boy. Phil, however, didn't care a rap for that gentleman's sentiments. He took care, though, to accord him the outward respect his position in the office called for, and his diplomacy prevented an open rupture between them Will Ashley, one of the clerks, who was particularly friendly with Bristow, beckoned him over to his desk. "\Vhat is Briggs so sore on you about?" he asked Phil, in a low tone. "I guess it's because Miss Carpenter and I are too friend ly," replied the young messenger. "What difference can that make to him?" "He wants to monopolize her himself." "I thought he was a bit sweet on her. She's a deuced pretty girl, a.ll right. I don't believe she wastes much thought on him, even if he is the great mogul when the boss isn't here." "She doesn't. He isn't quite her style, and he can't help seeing it; and it makes him grouchy." Ashley chuckled. "I'm glad of it," he said. "Miss Carpenter is too nice a girl fqr him He's a man I don't fancy, for lots of rea sons. I don't believe he's to be trusted If I was the boss I'd have a new cashier "You speak as if you knew something about him "I do-a heap; but I'm not telling all I know It isn't good policy Some day I may tell you, if I think it will do you any good to know, but not now. Better run along now --he's looking at us," and the speaker turned to his book. Phil took the hint, and returned to his post in the wait ing-room. He had scarcely taken bis seat when Mr Hewes rang for him to take a message to the Vanderpool Building, in Exchange Place, and from that time until three o'clock he didn't have many spare moments When Phil put on h .is hat and coat to go home, about four o'clock, he stepped into the counting-room to tell the stenographer that Great Western had not made any upward movement as yet. On his way up Wall Street he met a messenger acquain tance to whom he had loaned a dollar some time back. "Hello, Phil You're just the fellow I wanted to see," said the other lad, whose name was Bob Davis "Well, you see me now, don't you," said Phil. "Sure. I want to pay you that dollar I borrowed," said Davis. "Small favors ar.e always thankfully received, Bob," replied Bristow. "Come into this cafe. I want to get a fiver changed." They entered the place. Bob led the way to a table in the rear of the room which was partially concealed by drapery. "My boss comes in here quite often," he explained, "and I wouldn't care to have him see me here, as he might mis take my motive." "What do you want to sit down for?" asked Phil. "Can't you ask the cashier to change your bill?" "I wouldn't like to do it without taking something. It isn't just the thing. What will you have yourself?" "Nothing." "Nonsense! Take something mild." "Well, I'll take a glass of water." "Pshaw! They don't sell water. I'll order a bottle of soda or ginger ale f9i; you. Or you can have cider, like myself. Which shall it be?" "You can make it a soda, since you insist I shall drink with you." "All right," and he gave the waiter the order. At that moment three gentlemen entered the cafe and took the table just in advance of them. Pl1il resognized one of them, to his great disgust, as Murray Briggs, the cashier. "How unfortunate that he should come in here just at this particular time. If he sees me he'll put a bad con struction on my presence here, and will probably report the circumstance to Mr. Hewes, making it out as bad as he can. I wish I hadn't come in here." He had reason to change his mind after a few minutes. CHAPTER II].. MR. BRIGGS IS BROUGHT TO BAY. "I am very sorry, Mr. Briggs, to have to press. you about that money you owe us," said one of the gentlemen, after they had given their orders to the waiter, "but it has been hanging fire so long that we feel it is high time that the matter was settled. What can you do about it?" "Nothing at present," replied Briggs, a bit sulkily. "That's the answer you've been giving us right along," replied the other, sharply, "and Salter and I are tired of hearing it." "What are you going to do about it then?" asked the cashier, almost defiantly. "We shall have to bring the matter to Mr Hewes' atten tion." "If you did that you would ruin me!" exclaimed Briggs, thoroughly startled at the man's suggestion. "That's your lookout, Mr. Briggs," replied the other, with & shrug of his shoulders. "If you will make good half of your indebtedness to us to-morrow, and furnis11 a rea sonable guarantee that the balance will be paid on the first of the month, why we'll hold off. But that's our ultimaisn't it, Salter?" turning to his partner. "That's what it is, Outler," replied Mr. Salter. "It is impossible for me to comply with your demand," protested Briggs. "It is out of the question for me to raise $2,500 by to-morrow." "You've already had three months to get the money. You might have materially reduced your debt in that time,


r TIPP E D BY 'IIrn T I C K ER. and thus hare preYen tcd u s fr o m FK' e i ng the neceRsily of t u rn i n g t h e screws on y ou}' \ V h y d o n t you d T ink your soda, Phil ? ask e d B o b D avis, a t thi s jun ctnre Hu sh!" r e pli e d Phil, holdin g up his han d for sil e nce. Roh look e d smpris e d, but n e v e rth e less c ompli ed. W e ll, the ac t of the mati c r i s I h a v e been try in g to w i n th e m o ney at c ard s f o r I m an exp ert with the past e b o ards, but lu c k ha s been agairu;t m e," g rowl e d Bri ggs was clea n e

6 'rIPPED BY THE TICKER. ancl stati n g that they arc his properly. A mere matter of form to protect ourselves fa case---" "There 1-;J1011ld be ar,y q u estion interjected Mr. Salte r. "About the bond s h ere a fte r. Exactly," concluded Mr. Cutler, looking at Brigg s "I'll agree to the conditiops," replied Mr. Brigg s "Very well. I thjnk that concludes the matter for the present," said Mr. Outler. "What do you think, Salter?" "I agree with you," an s wered his partner. The three men rose and walked out of the cafc. "Well," asked Bob Davis of Phil, "what did you l earn?" "That a certain person is a bigger rascal than I took him to be." "Is that all? I thought you were picking up a tip on the market." "No. Come! Are you going?" "Sure," replied Bob Davis, and 1.hey left the cafe and walked up to Broadway, where they parted, Davis taking the subway, while Phil boarqed a Broadway s urfac e car. CHAPTER IV. PIUL BRISTOW TR AC:CTJSRO 01' On his way up town in the car Phil pondrred over what he h a d heard in the cafe. One thing seemed clear 1.o him-that Mr Briggs owed Mess r s Outler & Salter the s11m of five t11ou,,aml dollars, and that they were trying to make him ante up. Who were Cutler and Salter? And how came MT. H ewes's c a s hi er to owe them five thou sand dollars? They might be stock brokers, but Phil did n ot believe they were. He could not imagin e how J\fr. Briggs got into their debt for such a lar ge sum. Phil had learn e d another thing-that the cashier played cards for money. That fact did not particularly surprise him. It was in line with Mr. Brigg s's c hara cter as he had summed it up. What really intere ste d him was the cashier's offer to put up the five one thousand dollar Illinois W estern bonds as oecurity for the money he owed Cutle r and Salter, after making the admission that he was not worth a cent he could ca11 his own. Of whom was he going to borrow those bonds? What good friend did he have who would b e so obliging as to loan him the use of five Illinois Western securities whose market value was five thousand five hundr e d dollars all told? To say the truth, the ironical remarks made by Mr. Cut ler gave Phil a s trong suspicion that Mr. Briggs really meant to get thos e particular bond s from the office safe. Probably he knew they would not be called for until inte r est r1ay came around again; or, at any rate, he wa.s will ing 1.o take chanceti that they wouhl not be wanled within three months. As for the note he had given Cutler aml ;:;alter bearing Mr. Hewe s's indorsement, he was inclined to believe that the inclorsement was a forgery. Well, after a ll il was none of his business that Mr. Bri ggs owed Cutl er and Saller money, and it was the cashier's own fun era l i.f he h ad g iv en his two creditors a note with a forged indorsement. But. i.f Mr. Briggs intended to take five bonds belonging to Mr. Hewes from the safe and practically hypothecate them, withou t his employer's knowleclge or for the purpose of cance ling or securing his debt, that was an other matter ent ir ely Was it not Phil's duty to. give Mr. Hewes an inkling of the situation? "I think I ought to," he mused, "but it's rather a deli cate job to get around. What evidence have I to offer to substantiate s uch a serio u s charge against the trusted cash ier of our office? Not a particle. Mr. Briggs's denial would go further than my statement It woul d be better to wait unti l t h e cashier had presumably abstracted the bond s from the safe. Then I could 1.ell Mr. Hewes in con fidence what l over heard in the cafe. If on investigation the bonds were fou11cl to be mi sing there would appear to be some grou nd to s-\1.speci Mr. Briggs of having taken them for i.he purpose indicated. By lrnntin g up Cutler and Salter the matter could doubtless be brought home to the cashier. 'That w ill be the better way. I am beginning to think that 1 see l\Ir. Briggs's finish." Ne xt day Phil took a great interest in the ticker when ever he got a chance lo look at it, but he was rather disap pointed to find no change yet for the better in Great West ern s tock. Th e r e were only two or three quotati o n s of the stock on the tape a ll day for comparative ly insignificant blocks of shares, from which Phil concluded that the syndicate bro kers had not yet started in to bu y He reported the fact to the s teno grap her and said he hoped that t her e would be some indication of life in the stock o n the following day. He had some idea of going up to the cafe around four o'clock, with the object of witnessing, if possible, the second interview between l\Ir. Briggs and his two creditors, but he was prevented from doing so by Mr. Hewes sending him uptown on an errand. Soon after ten next morning Phil noti ced a number of sales of Great Western recorded on the tape. "I believe the stock is get ting busy at last," he said, in a. tone of great sat i sfaction. He immediat e ly >ran into the coun ting-room and told Miss Carpenter. "It's gone up about half a point already, which looks encouraging," he said to her. She s miled, but, as s h e was very busy, they could not con verse on the subject.


---TIPPED BY THE TICKER. During the rest of the day Phil kept hi s eye onthe tape whenever tlie opport.unit.y oiicred, aml when the Exchange clm;ed for the clay Great Weslcrn was up lo 50f. A grea t many share:; o:f the st.ock had changed hands during the seven-hour session, and Phil was satisfied that the boom in whi c h his and l\Iiss Carpenter\; hopes were centered was really on. When Mr. Hewes was putLing on hi::i hat and coat to go home lhat afternoon Phil entered his private room. "Can I speak to you a few moments, sir?" he asked. "Cerlainly, Phil. What is ii?" The boy at once told him the particulars of the interview he had wilnesscd in the cafe between Mr. Briggs and !Ies!lrs. Cutler and Salter. "You will understand, I hope, sir, that I am bringing no charge against l\Ir. Brigg8. AHer thinking the matler over I concluclccl that it was my duty to let you know about it. I don t even know that you have any Illinois We stern bonds in your safe, sir." "I haven't," replied l\Ir. Hewes. "A week ago I recei verl ten Illinois W csicrn bonds from a customer as security :for a loan. I handed them to Mr. Briggs to put in the safe overnight. Next clay I iook them to my safe deposit box in the Washington vaults, where they are now." "'l'hen I suppose it could not hwc been five o:f those particular bonds that Mr. Briggs referred to when he told }fr. Cutler that he intended to borrow them from a friend?" "Hardly," replied the broker, with a smile. "There is one other thing: l\Ir. Briggs gave the two men a note for five thousand dollars indorsecl by you--" "Whal's that?" asked Mr. Hewes, quickly; "a note indorsed by me! Impossible! I have made it a rule since I went into business-twenty-five years ago--never to indorse a. note lmder any circumstances. It i s a fatal prac tice." "But the note in question, sir, is presumed to be indorsed by you, lhough I have an idea that the two gentlemen who hold it have a suspicion lhat your signahire is not genuine." M:r. Hewes looked a.bit startled at this information. I:f his ca shier had actually given a note to secure the payment o:f a certain debt, and that note bore his signature across its back as an indorsement, then Mr. Briggs must have placed it there hi1mel:f, which act was to. all intents and purposes a forgery, whether it r esemb led his handwriting or not. This \\ as a very serio us matter for him to corn:ider. l\fr. Briggs had been a trusted employee for many years, and now to find tbat he might be guilty of uch a piece of trickery as that was not at all pleasant.for the broker to contemplate He paced his office for a minute or two with a corrugated brow, and Phil wailed patiently to be< either examined :further on the matter or dismissed. At l ength Mr. Hewes paused b e fore him. course you have sa1c1 nothing about this to any one, Phil?" he said anxiously. "Ucrtainly nol, Hir." "Very well. ThaL will be all, now." Mr. Hewes le.ft lhe oili.ce, and, instead of going straight home, he wrnt lo his safe deposit vaults and took 1mt l11c package s uppo sed lo contain the ten one-thousancl-do!lar Illinois Westrrn bonds. When he examined it he discovered that six of t!1 e bom:s were missing, and tbcir places supplied with :folded sheets of thick blank paper so arranged as to match the genuin e bonds. This discovery gave the broker a great s hock-nol so much on acconnt oJ'. the money value involved, but bec. 1 n,e here was almost indisputable proof, when taken in conn ection with Phil's story, that his cashier was false t0 his trust. "It seems evident that he substituted the paper for th'..) s ix bonds during the short interval that the securities "e c in his charge," said )fr. IIcwcs to himse1f. "Being pressed for the payment ol' a debt he could not settle honestly, he yielded to temptation and embezzled the bonds. It may he that he eventually intended to return the bonds to me before the six months expired when the loan, on which these bonds were depo site d as security, became due and pay but such a purpose docs not excuse his unwarranta b'e act, nor docs the :fact that he hoped to lake up his own note in the course of time justify the :forging of my name to it as an indorser." Mr. Hewes decided that before he demanded an explana tion o:f his cashier he would hunt up Messrs. Cutler & Salter, who, to his certain knowledge, were not Wall Street brokers. However, it appeared that they were conducting some kind of business in' the financial district, and next morning he instituted inquiries among his acquaintances. At the Exc:hange he met a broker who knew both Cutler and Salter. They are the managers o:f the Manhattan Brokerage Com pany, No. -Broadway," saicl the broker to Mr. Hewes "That i s a bucket shop," said M:r. Hewes "Exactly. One of the notorious Clifford string o:f similar shops that fleece the unwary largely through the mail. Their advertisements can be seen regularly in all the finan cia l papers, and in the Sunday editions of the big New York, :13oston, Philadelphia and other city dailies." "Thank you, Mr. Pratt," replied Mr. Hewes; "that is all I want to know." He immediately went to the office of the Manhattan Brokerage Company, but neither Mr. Cutler nor Mr. Salter was visible. When he returned to his office, about eleven o'clock, Phil had jl1st gone into the counting room to inform Miss Car penter that Great Western shares had gone up to 51-an advance o:f two points above what they had paid for stock. Hardly had he removed his overcoat before Mr. Briggs presented himself in the office. "I regr et, Mr. Hewes," he began, "that I have to report to you a discovery I have made. I found a thousand dol-


8 I TIPPED Ft THE TICKER. lars missing from the safe this morning-ten dollar bills that 1 placed there myself ye;;terday after noon. "Indeed, Mr.' Briggs?" replied the broker, hardly mani festing the surprise that the cashier expected him to show. "How do you account for its loss?" "I am sor ry to say that I suspect your messenger, Phil Bristow, of the theft." "That is a serious accusation. On what grounds do you make it?" "Soon after opening the safe I went to the washroom. On my return I found the boy coming away from my desk." "Had he any business to be at your desk, Mr Briggs?" "Well, yes; he brought a typewritte n statement from the stenographer and laid it on my blotter." "And is that all the grounds you have for suspecting him of a crime?" "He had .the opportunity to take the money, and I am not at all pleased with his gen e ral conduct in the office. "You have complained of Bristow once or twice before, if I rightly remember, but I could not find that the boy d eserve d your censure. However, this is a matter that, in justice to himself, h e will have to refute in your presence .11 The broker rang his bell, and Phil appeared. "Phil," said l\Ir. Hewes, "Mr. Briggs says you w e re at hi s desk this morning at a time when he was absent in the lavatory." "Yes, sir," replied the boy, in surprise "Miss Carpenter asked me to carry a typewritten paper to him. As he was not in his place, I laid it on his desk and came away "The safe was open at tile time, I beli eve?" "Yes, sir." ''.JI r. Brigs r eports that ten one hundred dollar bills hare been taken fro m his cash box." "Docs he a tcc1sc me of taking them?" asked Phil, indi g nantly. "Indirectly he cloes." "What rrarnn dor? h e give for R u s pecting me?" "l\ferely the fact that :you w ere in a position to get at the saf e w ithout his know l edge." "I think l\1r. BriggR hRs some rnotirn in bringing this charge against me," said Phil, angrily. "He iR clown on me, anyway, and w.oulc1 like to get me discharged from the office. I don't think h e will sucrec:d, though. Probably you had better search me, if you lrnve any doubt as t o my hon esty." "If he took the bills it isn't probable he has them about him at the present moment, or he would not suggest that his pockets be sear ched," interposed the cashier, with a snee r. "He could eas ily have hidden them somewhere." I dare say you could tell, if you wanted to, where those notes a r e," sai d Phil, looking the cashier in the eye. "What do you mean you young monkey?" demanded the man, flushi n g up. I mean that i they're missing you took them yourself." The cashier sta rted back aghast. CHAPTER V. THE FINISH OF C.A.SIIlEil BRIGGS. "You yonng puppy!" roar e d Briggs, sta rling forward as if he meanL to strike the boy; but l\'Ir. Hewes interfered. "Don't lose your temper, Mr. Briggs," he said "You had better look 0ver the safe again. Perhaps you placed the money in an inner drawer and forgot the circumstance." "No, sir; I left the money in my ca h box. I noticed that it was there last night when I closed the safe." "You are quite positive of that, :Jir. Brigg s ?" asked the broker. "I am. You ought to have the office searched It is not improbable that he has the money in his ove rcoat outside "I'll get my overcoat and let 11Ir. He,res look through it himself," said Phil. "If the money is found in it, I'll know who put it there "Insolent cub!" exclaimed Mr. Briggs, furiously "Don't let him go for the coat, sir," continued the cashier, turning to the broker "Have one of the clerks bring it here." "Very well," said :Mr. Hewe:;. "Call Ashley, and tell him to get it. The cashier went to the door of the counting-room and gave the order to Will Ashley, who present l y brought Phil's overcoat, which Briggs took out 0 his hand and passed to the broker, while 'Af\hley, suspecting nothing, retired to his desk. l\Ir. Hewes, who did not believe the money would be found in the boy's coat, as a matter of form examined the pockets Mr. Briggs watched his motions with an air of triumph. PhH would not have been greatly surprised had the money been found in his overcoat, for he had an idea that this was the culminating point of a conspiracy on the cash ier's part to ruin him in his employer's eRtimation. No money, however, was found, but from an inner pocket l\Ir. Hewes drew forth one of the six missing Illinoi s We t ern bonds The discovery not only astonished him, but Phil as well. "I suppose you don't know how this came to be in your pocket, Phil, do you?" he asked his messenger. "No, sir; I haven't the lea st idea," replied Bristow, promptly "I think I handed you a package the other afternoon, :Jir Briggs, containing ten Illinois Western. bonds for one 1.housand dollars each. You put it in the safe overnight, and hanclecl it to me in the morning to put in my safe de posit box," said Mr. Hewes. "Yes, sir Thi s seems to be one of them." "Row do you k'11ow it is?" "I don't !mow, hut I suspect-" "Why sho uld you suspect that it is? You handed me the package of bonds apparently in the same condition that I left it in your care. Had you thought it had been tam-


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. fl per e d with, you wouid have called my atte ntion to the fact, debt of five thousand dollars assumed to be owi;ig by you wouldn t you?" to the gentlemen in question?" "Certainly, sfr." "I don't deny that I owe them a sum of money." "The n you had no reason to imagine that the package "Did you give them a note to cover that indebtedness, had bee n opened while in your band s ?" bearing an indorsement purporting to be my signature?" "Not at that time." "I did not." "Why now, then?" "And you did not hand them on the following afternoon "Because you have just found one of the bonds in this five of the Illinois Western bonds, taken from the package boy's overcoat, and he pretend s that he doesn't know how I left with you to put in the safe, nor did you give them it came there." in addition the ten $100 bi1ls you have accused "Am I to understand that you infe r that he might have Bristow of taking from the safe this morning?" abstra c ted this bond from the packa g e while it was in your "I did not." safe in the same way that you hav e accus e d him of taking "Very well, Mr. Briggs. I hope :you have told the truth, the ten one hundred-dollar bills?" for I shall put a detective on this case at once. I have "I think there is some ground for suspecting him of found that six of the bonds in que s tion are missing from having done s o." the package. This one I found in Bristow's overcoat ap" So f a r there is no evidence that I can see that Bristow pears to be one of them." took eith e r the bond or the mone y from the safe," said the "'I'h e n it is more than likely he has disposed of the other broker; "but I regr e t to say that there is some e vid e nce :five," s aid the cashier, with a vindictive gleam in his eye. pointing to the conclu s ion tha.t you your s elf may have taken "I am snre now that he tool the ten bills. The eviden c e not only the money in ques(ion, but s ix of the Illinoi s West-that that one bond was in his possession ought to e n ough ern bonds that w ere in that packag e which I gave you to to show you what kind of a boy he i s I should think that put in the safe overnight." my word ought to go further than his with you. I have "Sir!" exclaimed the in the utmo;;t consternabeen in your employ for nine year s--" tion. "We won't discuss the matter fnrther, Mr. Brigg s but "Do you deny the accusation Mr. Bri ggs ?" asked Mr. let the detective ferret out the tru.th. If I am doing y o u H ewes s t e rnl y any injustic e you shall have ample amcndf'. You ma y r c "Deny it!" g a s p e d the c a s hier. "\Yhy of course I deny turn to your desk, and you, Phil, to pos t." it. It i s p e rfectly outrageous, as well as ridiculous, to--" Mr. Hewes put on his hat and coat again and went out. "You have no objection, then, to have the matter gone He went straight to the Manhattan Brokerage Compan y into?" and was so fortunate as to find Mr. Cutler in his priv a t e "Of course I haven't; but I think it i s utterfy prepos-office. terous to--" We will not dwell upon the interview that took place b e Say no more, Mr. Briggs, until you hav e h e ard the tween them It is enough to say that Mr. Hewes l e arn ccl ground on which I base my suspicion s Phil, slate for Mr. sufficient to conyince him that his cashier was guilty on Briggs's benefit what you saw and overheard in the Broad all counts, and that it was not necessary to call in a Street Cafe the other afternoon." tective to probe the mystery At the menti o n of the Broad Street Ca fe Mr. Brig g s gave Mr. Cutler produced the five other missing bonds, which a gasp of surpri s e and alarm. he admitted having received from Mr. Briggs, and handed Phil lost no time in detailing the conver sa ti o n as he had them over to Mr. when he demanded them of him, overheard it, and in F1bout the s ame word s h e had already taking a receipt for them, repeated it to his employer While he admitted alRo tl1e receipt of $1,000 in cash Briggs lis tened to the disclos ure like a man wrestFng from the cashier, he refused to give it up, and the broker with some uncomfortable dream. did not pres s the point. When Phil had concluded, Mr. Ilrwe s turn e d to his Mr. Cutler, after showing the note with Mr. Hewes' cashi e r and said: forged indorsement. declined to give it up, but said he "Do you deny or admit the of "$ristow's would produce it in court if Mr. Hewes prosecuted the story?" cashier "It's an infernal lie from b e ginnin g t o e ncl," r e plied In any case he meant to cause the immediate arrest of BriggR, hotly. Mr. Briggs himself for deceiving him and his partner with "Then you were not in the cafe with Outler and Salter, a note bearing a spurious indorsement. the manager s of the Manhattan Brok e r a g e Compan y the Mr. Hewes then left the office and was soon after foloffices of which are on Broadway on the aft e rnoon referred lowed by Mr. Outler, who took himself before a cit y mag to ?" i s trate and secured a warrant for the arrest of the g uilty "I was there with them, it i s true but no such conversa tion occurred as thi s youn g monltey states." "You d e ny that the s ubj e ct of th e conver s ation was a c ashier. The warrant was handed to an officer to serve. He did not serve it, however, because he found, on reach-


10 '.rIPPBD BY 'J:'UE TICKER. ing Mr. Hewe office what the broker ha.d al. o cfo1covered on his retnrn-that Mmray Briggs had left without giving notice of his intention to do so, and that he had carried with him nil the spare fnncls, amounting to several hundred dollars, that he could lay his hands on. CHAPTER \T.I. GREAT WES'J'ETIN PROYES 'l' O BE A WI NER. As l\Jr. Hewes could not prove that the money h.is cashier hnd paid over to the managers of the Manhattan Brokerage Company had actually been stolen from his safe, he did not attempt to. go to law about it. He was thankful to get the five bonds back without any trouble, and charged the $1,600 he was out to profit and losl'. That clay Great Western closed at 53, and Phil was jubilant when he carried the good news in to :Miss Car penter. "\Ye are four dollars a share to the good, he said, r ith <:parkling eye "I think you may as well pick out the new hat and dress you're going to buy with your share of the profits." "I never like to count my chickens before they arc hatched,_ Phil," she answered laughingly. "I think there arc enough of them hatched already to show that the whole brood is sure to come to life." "Don't be too confident, Phil," she said, holding up a finger warningly. "Wait until you have clo s ed the deal out. I have sern lots of people talk like you right in thii ofTice. Every one of them was 1mrc he was a winner, but inside of twenty-four homs--" "He was calcnlating on a steady cliet of snowballR, eh?" chncldecl the boy. "I suppose yoi1 coulcl put it that way," smiled Ethel. "It will certainlj' be snowballs for us if we don't win," said Phil, facetionsly, "but I am sure we're going to winthat is, if I don't lose my head and hold on too long." "Well, I hope you wont lose that valuable part o.f your person. You woulc1n't look well without a head." "I couldn't get ahead in the world without it, could I, lmless I joined a freak show?" grinned the boy "By the way, Phil, J'\Ir. Briggs' departure from the office 'ms rather sudden, don't you think?" "It was rather expecli tious "Do you know why he left?" she asked, curiously. "He left because he concluded it wou ldn't be healthy for him to stay any longer." "Why, what do you mean?" "I mean he's joined the DoW-U and Out Club." "Aren't you provoking, Phil Bristow! Tell me what was the real reason for his leaving so unexpectedly "Will you keep it to yourself if I tell you?" "Of course I will." I Whereupon Phil tolcl her th e particulars of the ra 8e. "My graciou s !" s he exclaimed, when he fini s hed his story. "I had no idea that he wa s as bad as that." "He won't bother you with his attentions any more now." "That is a relief, at any rate. I was getting a little nervous over his persistency. He simply wouldn't take a hint." "Well, so long as he has taken his departure you needn't care," laughed Phil, walking away. Next morning there was something doing in earnest around the Great Western standard. Brokers appeared on the :floor with their hands full of orders to buy the stock, and there ensued such a lively scramble for shares that the price soon went up to 55. This rise evidently came too soon to suit the boomers, for a bear movement was organized to pound it down again, and for the rest of the day the stock fluctuated several points either way, finally closing at 56. "1 I closed our deal in the morning," said Phil to the stenographer that aiternoon, "we would more than double our invested capital." "Do you think of doing so?" "Not on your life, Ethel. We ought to make as much again. Tht stock will go to 65 or 70 before the syndicat e begins to unload." "I hope it will, or both our sakes, Phil; but plea s e don't hold on for the last dollar. I've heard that is wha.t ruins half of the small speculators." "I don't intend to I'll sell when I see it showing signs of getting top heavy." Next morning the rush to buy Great Western was greater than ever, so that by noon it was quoted on the ticker at 60 Just before Phil went out to lunch he s hoved a slip of paper on Miss Carpenter's table, which read: "1,000 G. w. 60-!." She read it, and smiled in a pleased way, for she knew it was the latest quotation of a transaction in Great West ern which Jiad ap1Jeared on the tape. "I really believe I shall be able to buy that new hat and gown, ancl have something lert over," she said to her s elf. "If Phil realized now I would he in $110." But Phil wasn't thinking of realizing yet, and the stock closed at three o'clock at 64. It opened next morning at 65, and at two o?clock had reached 72. Phil had an errand that took him up Nassau Street at that hour, and he walked into the little bank that was con ducting his little investment, in company with several hun dred others The reception-room was packed, and the interest of the crowd was largely centered on Great Wes t ern, on acCOl\nt of its phenomenal rise. As Phil stood on the outskirts of the mob he saw the boy at the blackboard mark up Great Western at 72!. "I guess I'd better sell out. It looks risky to hold on much longer." So he fell in at the end of the line at the window, and


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 11 when his turn came he produced his memorandum and told the margin clerk to sell out the 20 shares that the bank held subject to his order. The clerk nodded, and inside of ten minutes Phil and Ethel were out of the market, with nothing to do but figure up the profits of their little deal. When the young messenger got back to the office again he wrote the following on a slip of paper and dropped it into the stenographer's hand as he passed her table: "Sold out at 721We've made $330 clear, hal. of which is yours. You ought to be able buy two gowns and two hat1> with that." Ethel smiled as she read the wonls. It was a great relief after all to know that the deal had been successful. She had been afraid thaL Phil might hold on too long, and thus ruin their prospects. But he hadn't, and she was much elated over the satis factory Tcsult. "Well," said Phil, later on, "what did I tell you? Was there anything 'the matter with that tip?" "Not a thing, Phil. I thank you ever so much for persuading me to go in with you. You're the best boy in the. world." "What would you have called me if our luck had run the other way?" he chuckled. "I shouldn't have blamed you." "You can gamble on one thing, Ethel. I never would have asked you to risk your fifty dollars on anything that I didn't have good reason to figure as a sure winner." "I believe you, Phil." They went to the bridge cars together that afternoon, and Phil insisted on celebrating their good luck with an ice cream soda. "Don't spend all your money at once, Ethel," he said, as she bade him good-bye. "There may be another tip come my way one of these days, and you'll want to be in on it." She laughed, and jumped aboard a car, while Phil start ed for Broadway. OHAPrl'ER VII. PHIL'S .ALERTNESS JN HIS r;nEREST WINS HIM SUBSTANTIAL REW ARD. On the following day Phil a statement and check ior $330 from the little bank in Nassau Street, and he showed both to Miss Carpenter. "I'll get this check cashed at the first chance and give you your share," he said. "Thank you, Phil," she replied "I shall feel quite rich wHh $165 in my pocket, all my own." He got the money when he went to lunch, and brought in that there was a panic at the Exchange over the sudden slump in Great Western: Somebody had dumped two blocks of 10,000 shares i n quick succession on the market, and the syndicate brokers either couldn't or wouldn't take them, and the price broke at once, involving hundreds of unwary outsiders in cial trouble "We got out just in time, Ethel," said Phil. "Quite a bunch are in the soup about this time "We may consider ou'rselves quite fortunate '"I'ha.t's right." Phil put his money in an envelope, addressed it to self, and handed it to the new cashier to put in the office safe. On the following Monday two gentlemen, whom Phil recognized as well known curb brokers, called to see Mr Hewes The boy took their names into the private room, and Mr. Hewes told him to show them in Five minutes later a messenger boy entered the waiting room with a letter for Mr Hewes, which he said was im portant, and required an immediate an5wer So Phil carried it in to his employer at once. As he entered the room he overheard some of the conversation that was going on between the two curb brokers and Mr Hewes. Enough to make him wise to the fact that they had evi dently come to borrow money on some Louisville Southern stock. Apparently they wanted more than Mr. Hewes was willing to give As Phil handed the envelope to his employer, one of the brokers said that the prospects were that Louisville South ern would surely keep its price at or above its present rul ing price for some time to come. At any rate, they only wanted the money for 48 hours, and were willing to pay well for the accommodation. Mr, Hewes read the note that Phil brought to him, sqrib ble,_d a reply which he enclosed in another envelope anCJ_ addressed, and handed it to the boy. "Look up Louisville Southern on the tape, Phil, and bring me the last quotation, please," he said. "Yes, sir," answered Phil, hastening out of the room. He handed the envelope to the waiting messenger and then consulted the tape at the ticker. He found a record of the sale of 1,500 shares of L S. at 32a and he carried the information into the private 1!' office. When he came back to the reception room he thought he might as well watch and see if any more quotations of L. S. came over the wire. There was nobody in the room just then but himself, and so he had full swing at the i ndicator, which was ticking merrily away its metallic song As Phil let the tape slide through his fingers into the tall wicker basket alongside the machine, his sharp eyes, accustomed to translate at. a glance the abbreviations that indicated the transactions occurring on the floor of the Stock Exchange, saw a fresh quotation of L. S at 82!.


I > 12 TIPPED BY THE TICK.ER. In another moment came a econd one indi c ating that in g to wh a t extent that man might have robbed m e had he 2,000 shar e s had changed hand s at 82, a break of half a rema i n e d in m y e mploy, if the t e mpt a tion to do s o carried point from the record he had carried in to his emplo y er. suffic i ent w e ight." Phil, however, looked to see the stock recover, instead Mr. Hewes took out hi s check book and wrote a check of which a third quotation came out of the sounder noting for $500, payable to the order of Philip Bristow, and handthe sale of 1,800 shares at 81f. ed it to him Another quotation showed that Louisville Southern was "There's a little ne s t-e g g for you, my boy," he s aid, still going down, for i t indicated a sale at 81f. beamingly "I give it to you with the greatest pleasure in "I gue s s the boss ought to know of thi s," he said. "It's the world. In addition, I shall 1aise your wages to $9. dropped a point in s ide of two miiiutes," for at that moNow, not a word of thanks. You have fully earned this ment another sale of L S was recorded at 81i. gratification, as the FTench call it, a s well as my high opin Phil, however, lingered a few moments longer at the ion of your service::: as a faithful employee." indicator to make sure t h e slump was n o t a temporary "I am very much obliged to you, Mr. Hewes, and shall matter do my utmost to prov e myself worthy of your good opinIu quick succession came quotati o ns in L S of 81!, 81, ion," said Phil. 79-S and 79. Then he walked back to his pos t in time to take the It looked as if the beru.s were making a successful raid name of a pompous-looking gentleman who had called to on the stock, and Phil, tearing off the section of the tape see the broker. tha t recorded the last named starteP, for the boss's Of cour se, the present of the $500 check and the rai s e room in his wee kly wage, was too good to k eep entirely to him-Ins ide, Mr Hewes had :finally yielded to th<;J'. persuasive s elf, s o at the fir s t chance he communicated the facts to ar gume nts of the two brokers who wanteQI roon<{y so badl y Eth e l in s trict eoniidence. tha t th e y were willing to pay a high rati) for the use of "My what a luch"Y boy you are!" s he exclaimed. "Allow a con sid er able sum for forty-eight hours, a:nc1 was about me to cong ratulate you." to go to his desk to draw his check for the amount of the "Thanks. It i s quite a pleasant sensation to eel that loan when Phil dashed into the private room with a section one i s a capitali s t in a s mall way." o f the tape in his :fingers. Two days later, when Phil carried a message around to a L o ok, sir!" he cried, laying one.hand on his employer's broker nam e d Hitc hcock, in the Mill s Building, and was a rm "Lo uisville Southern has taken a s lump." admitted to the gentleman's private office, his sharp e y e s The wil y b rok e rs were thoroughly taken aback noticed a memorandum on the broker's des k which read: T hey had obtained advance information of the impend"Go ahead at once, and take every s hare that i s offered." i:ig b r e ak in the stock and had visited Mr Hewes on pur That was all, but it s et Phil to thinking hard. pos e t o r aise money on a block of the shares which they had It looked to the boy a s if some s tock not indicated on n o t the ri gh t to s ell, as it did not belong to them the paper, was about to b e cornered by a combination of Thc.1' would have s ucceeded in attaining their object but ope rators, and that Mr. Hitchcock was one of the brokers Io!' watchfulness at the selected to do the buying at the Exchange. As soon a s l\Ir. Hewes glanced at the quotations on the "If I onl y knew the name of that sto c k mused Phil tape h e called the deal off at once, and the disappointed as he hurri e d back to the office with an answer in hi s hand, broke r s made a speedy exit from his office. "I'd k eep my eye on it to see what was g oin g to happ en." "How came you to watch the ticker, Phil?" asked Mr. It was some thing of a probl e m to him how he was going H ewes, wit h a s mil e t o :find out the name o f th e parti c ular s to c k in question. "lrell, s ir, a s I got the idea from a few words I hear d Ne xt mornin g h e was sent with a not e to a broker in whe n I ente r e d your room with that envelope a few minutes the Exchange, and while waitin g to deliv e r hi s message h e n;;o, that those gentlem e n were trying to raise money on n o ticed Brok e r Hitch c o c k s tanding in the s hadow of the some L o uisvill e Southern stock, I thought I'd watch the L & M s tandard, with a rin g of other broker s around him quotdions t o see if any lower pric e than that which I s haking their partially ope ned fis t s at him. carried in to you appeared, in which event I meant to E v ery moment or two h e would e x change memoranda atlvise you of the fact, if it amounted to an y thing. I wasn t with one o.f th e crowd, and the n h e would rai s e his hand l ooking for a s lump, such a s occ urred; but when it came I lost no time in letting y ou know how the cat was jump ing again and 1iay somethin g . "I'll b e t h e's buy in g for the P h il, a s h e wat c hed him close l y -L. & M., or s omething e l se?" syndi c ate n o w," thought "Now what is he buying "I am g reatly obiiged to you, Phil. You have undoubt edly saved m e from a cons iderable loss. I s hould like to g i\e you a s mall token of my appreciation of the interest you take in my affair s Not only in conn e cti o n with t h i s matter, but. al s o with r e ferenc e to th e case of Mr Briggs, whom you showed up in his true colors. Th e r e i s n o tt?,J.1A t th a t m o ment a c oupl e of brokers backed up to the r ai l near b y a n d one of them r e m a rk e d to the other : D o you think an e ffort i s being made by somebody to corne r L. & M. ?" "Wh y?


TIPP ED BY THE TICKER. 13 "Hitchco c k i s taking in all that iti being oITere d at his :figures." "I know that, but I don't see anything signi:ficant in that, at l e a s t not yet. He may only be trying to :fill a big order." Truesdal e bought in about 12,000 shares bl3fore Hitch c o c k c ame on the floor, the n he disappeared. Looks to me a s if the y are working together. I'il bet a hat there's s omething behind their effort to get hold of the stock." The other broker, however, didn't agree with him, and a moment later they separated. Phil mentally thanked them for coming within earshot of him, for he had found out through their talk exactly what he wanted to know. Mr. Hitchcock was buying JJ. & M. in considerable quan tity, therefore that must be the stock that was going to be boomed. ' It had opened that morning at 63 and was now ruling at 64. Phil watched the ticker for the rest of the afternoon until the Exchan g e closed for the day, and he saw that man y thou s and s of s hares had been dealt in ana that the closing :figure was 64 k CHAPTER VIII. THE DEAL IN L. & M. "Say, Ethel," he said to the stenographer, as he stood by her desk, with his hat and coat on, preparatory to going to his boarding place, "I think I've got on to another good thing in the market." "Is that a fa c t Phil?" she asked, stopping at her work and regarding the boy with much interest. "What i s it now?" He told her about th e memorandum he had seen at Mr. Hitch c o c k' s otJice the da y befor e and what he had learned at the Exchange tha t morning. "The s to c k ha s gone up nearly two p o ints to-cla y I'm thinking of bu y ing 100 s har e s on the chance that my pointer is a winner. I'v e got just enough money to cover the margin at 6 5." "Do y ou reall y think that you can afford to risk all your money on what y o u have heard about L. & M. ?" "I'm goin g to think it over to-night. You'd better do the same for i f I decid e to go in I'd like to have you as a partner again. I think you stand a good show of doubling y our money." "I am not s o s m e of that, Phil, s he replied, doubt fully. "We ll, u s e your own judgment this time, Ethel. I've told y ou what the outlook seem s to be. I consider it worth :figu ring on. I h o nestl y beli e v e an attempt is on to corner the s to ck. Wh ethe r i t will b e s uccess ful or not i s another que s tion." "I mi ght be willin g to ri s k half my mon e y on ten s h a re s,'' s h e said, in a hesita ting tone. "All right. Think it over. If you decide to go in, bring your money down in the morning. I may decide to buy only 50 s hare s myself, but the c han ces ar e I'll go the whole hog, as I look up o n the pointe r as a good one." In the morning Phil told Ethel that he was g oing in on L. & M. to the ext ent of his pile, and asked her what she was going to do, if anything. "I only thought of taking ten shares," she said, "but as I brought all my money with me, I think I'll b e a s much of a sport as yourself, and go in for all I'm worth." "I see you have good nerve, Ethel, and I guess it's the nervy people who win in this world. Have you got $130 in that roll?" "There's $135." "Take out a fiver and give me the rest. When the boss comes in I'm going to ask him to let me' off for a quarter of an hour. Then I'U run up to the bank in Nassau Street and put the deal through. I'll buy 120 shares. That will give you a sixth interest in the transaction." Phil had no trouble in getting permission to go out on his own hook, and in twenty minutes he was back again at the office, exhibiting to Miss Carpenter the memorandum that showed he was the nominal owner of 120 shares of L. & M. stock ,whose present market value was $7,800, and which in consideration of the receipt of $780, the bank agreed to hold subject to his order as long as the margin held good. There was a lot of trading done that day on the Exchange in L. & M., and the price fluctuated between 63 and 66, finally closing at the latter figure. When Phil left for home that afternoon he met Bob Davis coming out of the building where he worked. "How are things coming, Bob?" Phil asked. "Smooth as veivet. Got an y loose money?" "I can lend you a dollar." "I don't want to borrow." "Why did you ask me if I had a n y l oose money, then?" "Well, I'll tell you. If you c ould raise about $75 I could put you on to a good thing." "What is it?" L. & M. stock. I've bought J 0 shares at 64. I expect to make $150 out of it." "Think it's a winner, eh?" "I kn o w it is,'' repli e d Bob, confidently. "How do you know? "I'm not telling everything," he answered, with a wink. "If you've got $75 in the bank, draw it out and put it into 10 shares of L. & :M:., and you'll double your money if you hold the shares for a fifteen-point rise. I'm letting you in on a good thing, Phil, but I don't want you to go and give it away at your boardin g house. I don't believe in throwing pearl s before swin e ." "Our board e r s woul d n t fe e l flatter e d to hear that re mark." "Oh, you know wha t I m e an. I do'n't believe in giving tips to outsider s . Y o u have clone me a small favor several times, and I want to reciprocate.


14 TIPPED BY THE TICKER. "Thanks, Bob; but I have already bought some shares whenever he could get the opportunity, which wasn't as of L. & M." often as he could have wished "Go on! Have you really?" "I have. I got a tip on the stock from a reliable source myself, two days ago, and I bought i20 shares this morning." "You bought how many shares?" asked Bob. "One hundred and twenty." "I didn't h.11ow you had $800 of your own." "I'm not in this deal alone. Miss Carpenter, our sten grapher, has an interest in it." "You don't say. Half and half, I suppose." J Phil let him think so by keeping s ilent. "Well, you're lucky, Phil. You and the typewriter stand to win anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 within-a week." "I'm glad to hear it," replied Phil; "but I may not take such a long chance. I don't believe in holding out for .the last dollar." "It's a safe enough risk up to 80, Phil. Alter thaL you want to sell out, or keep your eyes s kinned for houble." The boys parted at Broadway, and Phil went l19me now more easy in his mind ll.s to the rise in L. & .1M. Next morning he told Ethel what J?ob Davis had said to him, and he added that be guessed Bob had got his information from a pretty good source. "My goodness, Phil! If L. & M. really goes up to 80 I'll win $300," she said, with some excitement in her VOlCe. "About that; and I'll make something like $1,500." "Are you sure, Phil?" she cried, enthusiastically. "Not too sure," laughed Phil. "Just sure enough." During the rest of the week L. & M. fluctuated more or less, but always closed at a higher figure. When the Exchange shut down at Saturday noon the last quotation was 72. The general tone qf the market was bullish, money was easy, a:qd the lambs began to bring their little boodle down to the Street, with the hope that they might be able to beat the game of chance. Those who had been accommodated with tips on the situation stood to win; the rest would probably leaye their money in the different brokers' offices at the end of a or two. That's the way things looked when the Exchange opened on Monday. Everybody looked sanguine. Phil could read it in the faces of the mob of c u s tomers who flocked into Mr. Hewes' office. They put down their money like old-timers, and fl.uttered around the ticker for a good part of the clay. Things were on the boom all the week. The clerks worked overtime in all the offices to keep up with the rush. Phil used up an extra amount of shoe leather these clays, :for he had messages almost without n.umber to carry to all points of the compass. But you may well believe he kept an eye on the ticker On the following Monday afternoon, about one o'clock, Phil noticed that L. & M. had gone up to 81. "That's high enough for me," he said "Now for a chance to order our shares sold." But he couldn't get a chance to go to the little Nassau Street bank, to save his life, until long after the Exchange had closed for the day. The bank kept its brokerage department open until four, and justbefore the door was shut, Phil bouncled in ancl gave his selling order to the clerk. L. & M., by that time, was up to 83, ancl might be even higher when the Exchange opened in the morning. At the same time there was always the chance that some thing might go wrong over i1'.ight and i.he stock decline at the sound of the chairman's gavel. The bare possibility that something might happen to up;,;et his dream of fortune kept Phil awake half the night. It waf: first attack of "nerve8" he had experienced since he went into the deal; and he gue;,;sed from the sten ographer's manner all the afternoon that she was in the same boat with himself in that respect. However, nothing happened at the opening of the Ex change The whole market continued to wear a prosperous look, and L. & M. went up to 85. Next day, when he got his statement and accompanying check, he found his shares had been sold at 83l His profits amounted to $1,800, while Miss Carpenter was $360 ahead of the game, and she was probably the most delighted girl in Wall Street. CHAPTER IX. A HARD-EARNED TIP. Three months had passed away since the fortunate deal in L. & M., and Phil had saved enough out of his wages to make him worth an even $2,500. Miss Carpenter could show a bankbook with a credit for $500, all of which she told Phil she owed to him for ta.king her in with him in his two lucky deals. One afternoon, at the beginning of warm weather, when Phil got out of the e l evator on the sixth floor of the Mills Building to deliver a message at the office of Deering & Co., he was surprised to see one of the doors opening on the corridor flung wide with a bang and a boy projected through it as if shot from a catapult. The boy performed a couple of somersaults before he landed with a whack against the opposite wall, while two highly excited gentlemen stood in the doorway and shook their fist'l at him, at the same time saying things that wouldn't look well in print.


TIPPRD BY TIIR TICKER. J.5 As the unlucky lad picked himself -ap, and began an examination to see jf there was anything missing in his make-up, the gentlemen disaflpeared, slamming the door after them. Phil stopped, in his astonishment at the strenuous per formance, wondering what sin the boy had committed to entitle him to such rough handling. He started for the boy, to sympathize with him, when, to his surprise, he saw that it was Bob Davis. "In the name of creation, Bob, what is the trouble?" he asked, now thoroughly interested in the cause of the pre dicament his friend was in. Bob didn"t reply for a moment or two. He was wiping the blood from his mouth and feeling his teeth to see how many, if any, had loose. "What were you fired out of that office for?'I asked Phil, again. Bob tried to grin, but it was a failure. "Got it in the neck, didn't I?" he repliea.. "I should think you did. You must have done something !fierce. Those gentlemen looked pretty mad, and they used some pretty strong language, too. What were you up to?" Bob gave a faint chuckle. "Yes," he said, with a dismal smile, "I guess they were mad. 'They acted as if they were." "What were they mad about? What did you do to them ?" persisted Phil. "Didn't do a thing," replied Bob, making an effort to walk, which was not entirely successful. "Didn't do a thing?" Phil, in astonishment. "And they treated you that way? Come off! You must have clone something." "I was only listening." "Listening to what?" "What they were talking about" "That wasn't a polite thing to do." "I was after a tip." "Oh, I see," chuckled Phil. "They were talking con fidential b11siness, and you tried to overhear wJiat they said?" "That's about the size of it." "I don't wonder they resented it." "I don't care. I heard all I wanted, anyway. They didn't gain anything by doing me up." "They got some satisfaction, at nny rate." "They're welcome to it. Does my eye look black?" "No, but it looks damaged. It's liable to be black and yellow to-morrow." "How is my nose? It feels bad.'' "It's all skinned." "It must have knocked a hole in the wall." "The wall doesn't appear i.o be damaged," Phil. "How is my left ear? Anything wrong with it?" Phil shook his head. "It see ms to be whole," he said. "Feel of my head and see if there arc any lumps." Phil felt of his crnninf!! and pronounced it c1rar of obstructions. "That was a fierce shaking up I got. The worst of it is, I've got to go back. I've got to carry an answer back to my boss. Come in with me, will you?" "I will, if you wait till I carry this note to 1 oom 905.'' "All right. I'll go with you and wait oui.siLle.'' Bob limped down the corridor like a dog on t1iree legs. He looked like a wreck, and felt about as he looked. Phil did not have to wait for an answer to the note he brought to Deering & Co., a;nd presently rejoined Bob. They walked back to the office from which Bob had been ejected and entered. The two brokers who had fired the messenger were not in the reception-room, much to Bob's relief. 'rhey were closeted with the broker in his privab room. The office boy of the establishment grinned broadly when he saw Davis. He had witnessed the fun, as he called it, and it had tickled him greatly, not because he had anything against Bob, but because it was an amusing show. "What are ybu grinning about?" asked Bob, sulkily. "Nothin'," replied the boy, with a snicker. "Well, don't do it, then. Go in and ask your boss for that answer I'm to carry back with me." "Why don't you go in and ask him yourself? I think he wants tG say somethin' to you." "Go in rrnd tell him I'm out here waiting for my an swer," said Bob. The boy did so, a!ld came back with word that his boss wanted to sec him inside. Bob look d at Phil with an uneasy expression on his face. "Those two chaps are there with him. If they should run me out again you'll have to 'phone for an ambulance.'' Phil could not help laughing at the lugubrious expres s ion that rested on his friend's face. It was clear that he was apprehensive regarding the re ception that awaited him in the private office. "Better face the music, B ob. They may give you a ta1k ing to, but they won't lay their hands on you again They are probably cooled clown by this time." So Bob mustered up his courage and entered the room. After the lapse of five minutes be came out with an en velope in his hands. "They didn't hurt you, I see," said Phil. "No; they were going to open on me, but as soon as they got a square look at me the whole three commenced to laugh. They laughed w hard I thought they'd burst their suspenders. It just tickled them to see the shape I was in. Finally Mr. Edwards said that he guessed I was punished enough, and that he wouldn't say anything to my boss, as he had intended to clo. Then he gave me the letter and saitl I could go. Never mind! I'll get back at thoi'c chaps. I've got the pointer I was after and I'll make a c111plc hundred out of it. I'd take a bounce like that every week at th& same price."


16 TIPPED BY THE TICKER. "If you saw yourself in t!;e glass now you would take that back." "No, I wouldn't. I'll be all right in a or two." "I you'd be willing to sell me a t>-hare of that tip, wouldn t you?" "I'll let you in on it for. a hundred cases. I'd give it to you for nothing, but I know you can afford to buy it. This is a sure winner, and is dead cheap at the price." "I s uppose you'll tell me what the and give me a chance to verify it before you will insist on the pay for it?" "Sure l Y o'ur word is good enough Promis J to pay me one hundred dollars if you use it, and it's yours." "I promise," replied Phil. "All right The tip is this: A pool ha s almo st been completed to corner I. & C. shares Isidor Schoen is to do a part of the buying." "That's what you oYerheard tho"e gentlemen talking about, eh?" "That's right. They talked a lot about it before they got on to me." "And when they got on to you?" "Don't remind me of it. Ifs too unpleasant to think about. It was zip !-across the floor; boom !-through the l 1oor, ancl bi ff !-up against the corridor wall. It was awful fnnny-for a spectator. You must have enjoyed it." "Tt was rather comical to see the way you came out of door and across the corridor. I didn't recognize you a t the moment-not till I saw your face afterward. How do you feel now?" "I think I'll survive "I think you will, too. Going to a dentist?" "What for?" "To get your jaw straightened out.'' "Don't get :funny. 1\Iy jaw is all right." 'Better stop in at a druggist's and get a yard or two of court-plaster for your nose. "Dou't you worry about my nose," growled Bob. "I'm not worrying about it. It's your nose." "Well, what d o you think about the tip?" "It is probably a good one. I'll keep my eye on I. & C. ''i"ben it begins to l ook like business I'll go in as near the g round floor as possible 1 "I'm going to buy thirty shares right away and squeeze every cent I can out oi' it to get hunk for this rough-house treatment I've been up against," said Bob, nodding hiR head in a determined way. "If I go in it at all, I'm likely to go to the extent of my pile," said Phil. "How much is that?" "Twenty-five hundred dollars." I didn't think you had so much. You're quite a capitali st You could handle three humlred shares, all right." "What is it ruling at?" "Around 70." "I suppose you don't object to me letting my friend Miss Carpenter in on this? She's been my partner in my other two deals. "Sure not! Take her in again." "I mean 'to, if she'll come. Well, here's where I leave you Better get patched up befor e you let your boss see your :face. What are you going to tell him-that you got run over by an automobile?" "I'll tell him I got into a row and got clone up That will be the truth, all right, and he won't ask particulars. He'll think I was up against a bunch of tough messenger s." Thus speaking, Bob walked on up Wall Street, while Phil went in the opposite direction. CHAPTER X. PHIL GETS INTO TROUBLE. "I've got another tip, Ethel," said Phil to the office ste nographer before he started for home that afternoon. "You don't say, Phil I You've been quiet on the market question for ever so long-ever since you made that money on L. & M. I was wondering if you'd quit speculating for good." "Not much. Only lying low on the lookout for a good thing." "And is this another good thing?" "I guess it is. I didn't get the tip myself. M:y friend Bob Davis captured it nt the risk of his life." "At the risk of his life? What do you mean?" Miss Car penter asked, with a look of intef'est. "Well, it will be at the risk of his life if he ever tries it on again witli the same brokers." "You talk in riddles, Phil. Make it clearer." "Did you see that cannon act in Barnum's Circus some years ago, when a woman was fired from a big gun and she sailed through the air up to a trapeze?" The stenographer nodclecl her head. "Well, my friend Bob gave a very bad imitation of that act when he sailed across the main corridor on the sixth floor o:f the Mills Building this afternoon. Instead of being shot from a cannon he was fired out o:f a door by two very strong and very angry brokers, who caught him in the act of listening to their conversation. He fetched up against the opposite wall with a concussion hard enol1gh to have dam aged it if it hadn't been pretty solid. However, he got the tip he was after, all right, and I've rented it from him for a hundred dollars. Now, if you want to go in with me, I won' t charge you a cent for the tip." "What is the tip?" Phil told her. "Well, if you go into it I will.'.' repli e d Ethel.. "You've got :five hundred dollars?" "Yes "How much o:f it do you want to risk?" "How much would yon risk?" "I'm going to buy three hundred shares, and that will take nearly all my wad to cover the margin."


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 17' "How many shares could I get?" Phil made a mental calculation. "At the present ruling price you could get about seventyfive, but I advise you not'to go in for more than sixty. That will leave you with about seventy dollarci po'cket money." "Shall I bring my money down in the morning?" asked Miss Carpenter. "Yes. You can put it in the safe, if I don't want to use it for a day or two." Phil watched I. & 0. stock for several days, without ob serving any change in its price, or any particular activity in the sales. On the fifth day after Bob got the tip Phil was over at the Exchange soon after ten in the morning, and saw Isidor Schoen, whom he knew by sight, circulating around the floor, buttonholing members and occasionally exchanging memoranda with them. The messenger su:>pectcc1 that he had started in to buy I. & C., but he couldn't tell for a certainty. When he got back to the office he took a look at the ticker, and for the first time noted a succession of I. & 0. sales at prices from to 71*. Phil wanted further evidence that the purchases of that stock were not made simply to fill some large order for the stock, which being completed its activity would cease for a while. He therefore watched the ticker at e,ery opportunity, and saw that I. & 0. shares continued to he in demand all day, the price going up 72g. After some reflection he concluded to buy the three hun dred shares he had decided upon, and also sixty shares for the stenographer. So, about half-past three he went to the little bank and gave an order for three hundred and sixty shares of I. & 0. at the market price_, which turned out to be 73 when the Exchange opened for business in the morning. During the day Phil met Bob and ,found that he had bought thirty shares of the stock at nt. He handed him the hundred dollars he had promised to give him if he used the tip, and Bob said he intended to use most of it to buy another ten shares, as he was determined to make all he could out of I. & 0. as a salve for the stren uous experience he went through in getting possession of the pointer. When the chairman's gavel sounded in the Exclrnnge that afternoon I. & C. was going at 75. Next morning, when Phil started out on his first errand, he observed a crowd gathered in the corridor apparently looking &t something in its midst. "What's the matter?" he asked one of the persons who was stretching his neck to get a view of the cause of the gathering. "A man has fainted or has got a fit-I don't know which," was the reply. Phil managed to worm his way into the crowd and found that the fallen man was one of the brokers who had an office on that floor. Just then the superint endent of the building appeared and, with the assistance of one of the spectators car r ied the stricken broker into his office. As the crowd began to scatter, Phil saw a dapper -loo king young man in the act of taking a watch from the white vest of a portly looking gentleman. The boy made a jump for the thief and caught his wrist with the watch in his hand. The light-fingered individual, however, was accustomed to be on his guard at all stages of the game, and, as his right arm was at liberty, he struck Phil a blow in the face, which caused the young messenger to release his g,Tip, and fled down the corridor toward the stairs. Phil slipped on the marble :floor, but was up in a twink ling, just as the gentleman missed his watch The boy darted after the crook, just clisappeaFing around the corner of the corridor, and the stout gentleman yelled "Stop thief I" and started to follow. That created new excitement on the floor, and by the time Phil was half way down the stairs half a dozen persons had joined in the pursuit. The thief in his flight collided with a sanctimonious looking man clad in black at the foot of the stairs. He was a collector for one of the foreign missionary societies. Being somewhat near-sighted, he did not observe the cyclone bearing clown on him until too late to avoid a mix up. The two performed an impromptu acrobatic act, but the crook, being as agile as a young monkey, quickly extricated himself .from the dilemma and dashed through the doorway into Wall Street just as Phil reached the lower corridor. The messenger, however, saw him turn toward Pearl Street, and rushed after him. Bystanders stopped and stared at the two fleet runners flying down the street, and could not understand what was the cause of the race until half a dozen persons came rush ing out of the Barnum Building, where the trouble origi nated, and, with shouts of "Police l Stop thie.f !" followed after Phil. The crook reached Pearl Street first and darted around a loaded truck that was coming along. When Phil reached the corner he was vexed to find that half a dozen wagons were following close behind one an other. This blocked his progress long enough to give the thief a great advantage. He was half a block ahead when Phil started to resume the chase. Phil only started, though. A long legged man ran up behind him, extended his a.rm and gripped him by the shoulder. "No you don't, young man. I've got you." Phil turned and looked at the person in im patience. "What's the matter with you? Let me go. I'm chasing a thief."


s TIPPED BY THE TICKER. "'l'hat's too thin," r e plied tlie man, pu 1ling him ba. c k to the sidewalk, where he was immediat e ly surrounclecl by the crowd of pursuers. "Got him, eh?" cried another man. "Good enough l Here comes the man who was robbed." The stout man came puffing up to the spot. "This is the chap who took your watch, isn t it?" asked the man who held on to Phil. "He's the one," sputtered the victim. "Search him," suggested one of the crowd. Phil protested vigorously, declaring they were making a serious mistake, and that the real thief was a block awa.y toward Water Street by this time; but his words made no impression on the crowd, while two spectators went through his pockets without result. "He must have thrown the watch away," said the tall man. "Look here," cried Phil, "you've just made a big blun der. My name is Phil Bristow, and I'm George Hewes's messenger. I saw the theft committed, and started to catch the fellow, but he struck me in the face and got away. Then I chased him, and your stupidity in mixing me up with him has enabled him to get clean off by this time." His statement was received wi,th some incredulity, in the face of fact that the stout man asserted he knew that Phil had taken his watch. "You're crnzy !" replied Phil, in a disgusted tone. "I didn't take y our watch, and you haven't any evid e nce to show that I did." "Yon ran away-that's eviden c e enough." "I just tolr1 you that r ran after the thief." "That won't go down," said the tall man, taking a fre s h hold on the collar. "Take me back to the Barnum Building, then. Th.e por ter or the superintendent will tell you who I am. Or you can take me to Mr. Hewes's office." "Here's a policeman," said a voice, as an officer was seen approaching the crowd, which by this time had assumed large proportions, at the corner of Wall and Pearl streoti'. When the policeman made his way into the center o:I' the ,. mob he heard the fat man's story, Phil's story, and the remarks of other persons who thought they knew something about the matter. The officer decided that the boy, who did not l ook like a sneak thief, should be allowed to clear himself, if he could, before he would take him to the station. On the way back to the Barnum Building Phil saw a well-known broker crossing the street to see what was the matter. The broker knew him well, and the boy called th.e officer's attention to that fact. The policeman stopped and beckoned to the broker. "Mr. Brown, I wish you'd tell these people who I am," said Phil. "I've been mistaken for a thief who stole this gentleman's watch in the Barnum I was chasing the rascal when I was stopped and accused of the crime myself." The broker readily identified Phil as Mr. George Hewes's messenger, and said he would guarantee that the boy was all right. "It's evident that a mistake has been made, and I think Bristow is entitled to an apology. He has suffered consid erable unnecessary humiliation, and might reasonably bring an action for damages against the person responsible for the blunder," said the broker. The stout gentleman said he had never been so sure of I anything in his life as that the boy had ta.ken his watch the moment he missed the article and saw the lad run. However, if he had committed a blunder, he was willing to make any reasonnble compensation that was in his power. "'].'hat's all right," replied fhil. "I might have recov ered your watch if I had not been stopped. As it is, I guess you'll never sre it again." The crowd, who hnd been assured of Phil's guilt, were now satisfied that it was all a mistake, and began to make remarks conce rning the stupidity of some people. The officer strolled away, and the mob thinned out, leav ing Phil and the stout gentleman by themselves. "I'm sorry I caused you so much annoyance, young man," he said. "Here is my card. Call and see me. I should like to make yon a present of something to compensate you for--" "It isn't necessary, sir. I'm only sorry that I was pre vented from catchi.ng the rascal who took your watch." "Well, I should be glacl to have you call and see me some time, anyway." "I'll keep your card, and will drop in some afternoon after three." They shook hands, and then Phil on his way to deliver the message he had started out from the office with. CHAPTER XL THE MAN WHO STOT.E THE WATOH. That afte rnoon there wa.s some little excitement in the Exchange over I. & C. Quite a number of buying orders came to the surface, and the competition to get the stock caused it togo up to 78. Then there was an effort to bear it down, and it was successful to the extent of causing the price to fall back to 74, at which quotation the shorts tried to buy enough in to fill their engagements. This caused the stock to go up to 75i, and it finally closed at 76f. "I'm a thousand ahead of the game, so far," said Phil to the stenographer, when he took the final quotation in to Miss Carpenter. "And you're more than $200 to the good." "Isn't that fine?" she exclaimed. "I really believe that w e're going to malrn another little coup."


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 19 "Of course we are. That's the advantage of speculating with inside information." Half an hour later Phil was off for the clay, and reached for his hat. When he turned around he saw Bob Davis coming in at the door. "Hello, Bob! What brought you around?" "Want to walk up the Bowery with me?" "Why the Bowery?" "I bought a pawn ticket for a Standard Dictionary, and I'm going to take it out." "How much did you give for the ticket?" "A dollar." "How much is there on it?" "Five dollars and a year's interest." "How much is the interest?" "A dollar and a half." "How IJ'\UCh is the dictionary worth ?" "Cost $21, and the follow I got the ticket from said it was almost new." "I guess it's in pretty good condition for him to raise $5 on it. Books arc hard things to pawn, I understand. Well, I'll go with you. It's a fine afternoon, and l'cl just as soon walk uptown as not." So the boys walked up Wall Street to N assan, and up Nassau to Park Row, where several of the big newspapers have their offices acing City Hall Park. They passed the Brooklyn Bridge entrance and continued on up the continuation o:f what is now known as Park Row extension. When they came to a row o:f one...story shops, Phil paused before one that was occupied as a bookstore. "Hold on a moment, Bob. I want to get a book to read." They went inside. Phil had evidently been there before, for the young fellow behind the desk nodded to him. "Good-afternoon, Tom," said Phil. "This is my friend Bob Davis. Bob, this is Tom Leonard." "Glad to know you, Leonard," said Bob. "Same here," Leonard, who was a cover on a paper novel. "I came in to get a book, Tom." "Go around and pick one out. There's lots of 'em on the shelves. What kind of a book do you want?" "I want the Three Guardsmen." "I'll get it for you. I've got one good copy here. It will cost you twenty cents. If you bring it back we'll allow you ten cents on it." "All right; I'll take it. Have you a book on palmistry?" "Sure. Several of 'em. Here's one for forty cents You get a quarter back when yon return it in good condition." Phil looked the book over, and concluded that he'd buy it. "Are you interested in palmistry?" asked Leonard, as he was iloing the book up. "Kind of," replled Phil. "I don't take much stock m such things, but lots of people buy these books. Say, come to the back of the store. and I'll introduce you to the Professor." "'J'he Professor!" exclaimed Phil. "Yes. Professor Gregory. He'll read your hand it I ask him to, and it won't cost you a cent. He comes in here occasionally. He's a wonder. He told me lot s of thing s that actually came out just as he said they would." Phil was interested, so he and Bob accompanied Leonard to the back of the store, where a good-looking young man, with eyeglasses, was looking over a pile of second -han d, cloth-bound books. Tom introduced Phil and Bob to the Professor. They founcl him a very pleasant person to talk to. "Bristow has just bought a book on palmistry. He seems Lo be interested in the matter. Perhaps you'd like to look at his hand," said Leonard. Professor GTegory smiled, showing an even row of very while teeth that ilai:ihed from beneath his moustache. "I'll at yom hand, if you like, Mr. Bristow. I don't assume to be an expert. I merely follow it up for recrea tion. Most people whose hands I've read told me I came pretty near right in my statements. I prefer the science of astrology to that of palmistry. It ha s a wider scope, and one can learn more from it." He looked at Phil's hand. "It looks us if you were an orphan, Mr. Bristow," he began "'That's right," replied Phil, in some surprise, while Bob gazed open mouthed at the Professor. "You are engaged in some business where there is a lot of money." "That's right, too. I work in Wall Street." "You seem to have a fortunate knack of making money yourself. too. I should think you have been quite lucky in that respect this year "'.l'hat's certainly true," interjected Bob. "He's got you down fine, Phil." "You've been in trouble, or will be before the week is out, but it will amount to nothing," continued the Prcfcs,:ir "That's right. I was nearly ancsted to-day on the cha t;;e of stealing a man's watch." "You haven't seen the last of the affair. You will make something out of it yet." "What will I make?" "I couldn't tell you," answered the Professor. "You may l)leet the thief and the watch.'' "Not much chance of that,'' laughed Phil. "You can't tell," said the in hi .; low "T'here are indications that you may meet wilh a serious accident before long. However, I can almost promise tlrn t you'll make a goocl deal of JTIOney before the year is out. There is a young lady associated with you in the matter. She will also be fortunate with you. It is not improbable that you may marry her some clay." "That's Miss Carpenter," grinned Bob. Phil blushed as the Professor let his hand drop.


20 TIPPED BY THE TICKER. "I'm much obligccl to you, Professor Gregory," saicl Phil. "You're welcome. I coulcl have tolcl you more exactly if I had your horoscope, say, for the present year." The boys then left him .. There were several pawnshops nearly opposite Spring Street, ancl to one of these Bob piloted the way. They passed through a kind of storm door and found themselves i1i an oblong room with a counter running the iull l e ngth, behind which there werti several bright-looking clerks. There was only one person there at the time the boys entered, a clapper-looking young fellow with a smooth face and ferret-like eyes. He was arguing with a clerk over the amount of money ha wanteu on a heavy golc1 watch. The moment Phil's eyes restecl on him he recognized him. He was the crook who had stolen the stout gentleman's in the Barnum Building that morning. CHAPTER XII. PHIL IS WATCUBD .urn CHAINED. '11he fellow looked up, and encounteri n g Phil's eyes, the recognition was mutual. Then the rascal grabbed the watch from the counter and made a break for the door. But he wasn't quick enough to elude Phil, who grabbed him Ly the arm and called on Bob to h e lp him secure him. There was a mix-up in a minute, in the midst of which the clerk who had been waiting on the crook jumped over the counter and started to interfere. "He's a thief," said Phil, looking up, for he and Bob had the dapper young man clown on the floor. "He stole that watch from a gentleman in \Yall Street this morn ing." "Are you a detective?" asked the clerk, in surprise. ""No. But l'Ye got this chap all right just the same. Telephone for a cop." The proprietor of the shop came out of his private office and inquired into the cause of the disturbance. He was soon satiilfied that Phil's story was straight, for the dapper young man had many of the ear-marks of a crook upon 11im. A clerk was directed to assist the boys in holding the prisoner, and a policeman was sent for. When he arrived he arrested the thief and took him to Police Headquarters in :Mulberry Street, Phi.l and Bob going along. 'Phil told his to the officer in charge of the station, and produced the c a rd of the ge.ptle man to whom the watch belonged. He was telephoned for and came up. Ile recognized his prop erty and the c r o o k wa s sent to the Tombs, where he was locked up. The stout gentleman, who s e name was Darley, was anx ious to learn how the thief had been caught. Phil told him how he had Tecognized the fellow in the pawnshop, and, with the help of his friend, had captured him. "You're a pretty smart boy, Bristow," said the stout man, smilingly. "It was a most unfortunate error that caused me to charge you with the taking of the watch. I shall certainly insist on making you a handsome present for recoverip.g my timepiece. I wouldn't knowingly have lost it for :five times its value, for it was presented to me years ago by an old and cherished friend now dead." "I am very glad that you will get it back after the police have no further use for it in connection with the thief," said Phil. The stout gentleman took a car uptown, while Phil and Bob returned to the pawnshop to get the dictionary. Of course, the story of the capture of the thief who had stolen Mr. Rufus Darley's watch in the Barnum Building was duly chronicled in the newspapers next morning, and Phil Bristow's name, and Bob's, as well, appeared in cold type. Phil was given the credit for the capture, and the inci of the preceding morning, when he himself was chased and then held up as the thief, thereby affording the crook all the chance he wanted to make his escape, was also de scribed, with such embellishments as the ubiquitous re porter is accustomed to garnish his narrative when he gets the space in which to spread himself. Mr. Hewes read the account at breakfast, and when he reached the office he sent for Phil and congratulated him on what he had done. Ethel Carpenter read the story on the cars as she was on her way to work from her aunt's home in Brooklyn, and she also hacl something complimentary to say to Phil as soon as she met him in the office. All the clerks had read the paper before they arrived, and each stopped to shake hands with Phil and tell him what a clever fellow he W'as. During the morning several brokers who knew Phil well stopped him on the street ancl had something nice to say on the subject. At eleven o'clock Mr. Darley called at tQ.e office to go with him to the Tombs, according to directions they had received from the police. The dapper young man, looking much worse for a night in a cell, was brought up for examination in the police court. Phil gave his testimony as chief witness; Bob te s tified that the watch which was identified by Mr. Darley wa s the same be had seen offered for pa \VD by the prisoner j the pawnbroker's clerk gave evidence, and then a de tecfo'.e from Headquarters identified the prisoner as a well known sneak thief, whose picture was in the Rogue's Gal lery.


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 21 The magistrate asked the crook if he had anything to say, and when he hadn't, remanded him pending the action of the Grand Jury. The fellow was subsequently tried on a charge of grand larceny and sent up the river for four years. When Phil got back to the .office the first thing he did was to look at the ticker to find out what had been doing in I. & C. stock. The price had gone up to 79, and lots of shares had changed hands during the morning. There was renewed excitement around the I. & C. stand ard on the following morning, when the shares opened at 81. At eleven o'clock a scene of pandemonium existed on the floor. The roar resembled that of Niagara Falls. The demand for I. & C. was greater than the supply, for those who had the stock held on to it in expectation of realizing a higher figure. The result was that the stock didn't stay within hailin" distance of 81 long, but went bounding upward toward the 90s. At half-past twelve Phil saw a quotation on the tape of 2,000 I. & C. at 88, and he carried the news to Ethel. At two o'clock it had reached 90, and Phil decided to sell out. He managed to get his order in at the bank by 2.30, by which time the shares had gone up another point. His and Miss Carpenter's combined stock was sold like hot cakes at 91f, fifteen minutes before the Exchange closed. The statement next day showed that the stenographer had cleaned up over $1,000, while Phil's profits amounted to about $5,300. That day Phil received a telephone message from Mr. Darley calling him over to his office on a matter of im portance. Phil said he would be there at four o'clock. At that hour he went over to the building where the stout gentleman had his office, wondering what he wanted to see him about. "Glad to see you, Bristow,'' greeted Mr. Darley. "Take a seat. How do you like my den?" "It's a very nice and comfortable one." "I think it is. I suppose you want to know why I sent for you?" "I suppose you'll tell me when you get ready." "I'm ready now. I sent for you because I want to make you a little present." "A present?" "Yes. A sort of substantial recognition of your efforts to get my watch back, which in the end resulted successfully. There you are. Open that box." Phil opened it and found a handsome diamond ring. His monogram was engraved on the inside, and also an inscription with the date and the donor's initials. Phil was both surprised and delighted with his present, and so expressed himself, and half an hour later he took his leave. Phil and Ethel, though out of the market, watched with considerable interest the great battle in I. & C., which was still on. It continued three days longer, and the price went as high as 96. Then the decline set in, but there was no panic, as most of the brokers had discounted the situation in time. It was the outsiders, as usual, who lost most of the money, which went into the coffers of the members of the syndicate and fattened their already large fortunes. Bob Davis was lucky enough to sell out near the very top, and cleared a profit of about $900. He remarked to Phil that he was ready now to take an other razzle dazzle bounce at the same profit. CHAPTER XIII. PHIL GETS A TlP ON D. & P. After the excitement of the I. & 0. boom had died out the stock market became rather quiet. There was nothing doing to speak of for several weeks during the summer. Brokers went to the seaside or the mountains to visit their families, some to l'emain away for a month, others merely to spend Saturdays and Sundays. Clerks and stenographers a]so began to drop out of the Street for a week or two vacation at some cheap country hou.se. Ethel Carpenter, with a $1,500 bank account, felt she <'Ould indulge in all the summer finery she wanted. Some of the airy gowns she now wore to the office fairly took the breath away from the junior clerks. As Phil Bristow appeared to be the whole thing with the and piquant stenographer, the other chaps began a;;king him whether Miss Carpenter had lately got a legacy, for in no other way could they account for the style the girl was now putting on. "She's the swellest-looking typewriter in the Street," remarked Will Ashley one day to Phil. "You haven't heard her say that she's been left any money, have you?" "No," replied Phil, shaking his head. "I haven't heard her say anything apout a legacy." "Perhaps she's been saving her money all along and has now ta.ken a notion to blow herself to a lot of glad rags on purpose to make our eyes bulge." "Perhaps she has," chuckled Phil, who was the only one in the office who knew how much money Miss Carpen ter really had, and how she had come by it. "Maybe her idea is to maJ,e the other girls in the building jealous." 1 "Maybe it is," answered Phil, with twinkling eyes. "That's just like a woman, isn't it?"


TIPPED BY THE TICKER. "I don't know. I'm not an expert on the subject." "Well, I've got three sisters, and nothing pleases them better than to get the bulge on their lady friends in the way of clothes." "Is that a fact?" laughed Phil. "It is a fact. And then I hear them talk and criticise the hats, gown.s, and other paraphernalia of those they know, and many they don't know. I tell you I've got the girls clown fine," nodded Ashley, with a wise look. "I'll have to ask Miss if she's guilty of the charge," grinned Phil. "Don't let her know that I said it, or she'll be clown on me like a cartload of bricks." "Don't worry, Will. I'll tell her I'm just looking .for information." "She won't make any admissions. Girls nev& do. You might as well save your breath. In my opinion a woman is a walking enigma. She's got as many sides as a cut diamond. After you have studied her for a lifetime you discover there is still something that you haven't learned." "Then she must resemble the stock for you can .study that daily until you are gray-headed, and when you think you know it all, you're just as liable to go broke on some deal as if you were the most confiding lamb that enters Wa11 Street. George E. Emmet is an example for you. After bucking against the bulls and bears alike .for over forty years, and accumulating a snug fortune, he lost every dollar he had last fall in the sudden slump of Ten nessee Central." "That's right,. he did. Stock gambling is the biggest game of chance in the world, and getting married to the right girl is the next." "Oh, come off! You're too hard on the girls," objected Phil. "If you had three sisters, and were as old as me, you'd think differently." "Old as you? Why, you aren't so ancient." "I'm twenty-one." "Well, I'll be twenty-one in less than three years, if I live so long," laughed Phil. "Say, old man," said Will, suddenly, "have you heard anything from your former cashier?" "Do you mean Mr. Briggs?" "Yes." "Mr. Hewes didn't follow him up, but he got into trouble on his own hook in .Chicago." "What happened to him?" "He was arrested for trying to pass a worthless check for $1,000, and put in jail. Lately, I saw in the paper that he had been tried, convicted, and sent to the State prison for :five years. That settles him for some time to come." "I guess it does. Seems to me it was lucky for Mr. Hewes that he found the man out as soon as he did." "That's what I think. I have heard of cashiers who have systematically robbed their employers for years before they were found out." "How much did Mr. Hewes lose?" "Something less than $2,000." "He got off cheap. Well, so long. I'll see you to-morrow, perhaps." The next week Miss Carpenter got her two weeks' vaca tion, and she left for some small town up the State to visit her folks. Phil was gallant enough to escort her to the Grand Cen tral depot and see her off. The opportunity to do this showed that work wasn't very brisk at the office. "I sha'n't sleep a wink while you're away," he said, as they sat in the station waiting for the Chicago exprei:;s to be made up. "Why not?" she laughr

TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 23 "Nothing else to do. Jfi; lonri:;ome OllL in the reception1\riss Emmett he bought 1,200 for himRe1f, and then lay room." back on his oars to watch the co. urse of events. "Why don't you talk to me, then?" "That's what I'm doing." "I mean oftener." "Your time is valuable." "So is Miss Emmett's." "She can talk and work at the same time. Besides, she's got nothing to do more than half the time. H I wasn't around she might fall asleep." Just then the cashier called Phil, and sent him out for some stamps. Next morning he was talking to Miss Emmett, as usual, when she surprised him by aying: "What is D. & P. selling for now, Mr. Bristow?" "D. & P.? I'll find out." He got a morning paper, and looking up the market quotations, found that it was going at 60. "Thank you. Will you do me a favor?" "Sure thing." "T want you to go to the little bank on N assa.u Street and buy me 100 shares on margin." "One hundred shares!" almost gasped Phil. "Why, it will take $fi00 to cover the margin." "Y c;;, I Rhe replied, sweetly. "Here's the money," and "he handed the boy six $100 bills. "A re you in earnest, Miss Emmett?" "Money talks, doesn't it?" she laughed. "That's what it does, 1111cl a universal lang1mge that I everybody understanr18 It is none of my business, of cour se, but are yon working on a tip?" "What makes you think I am?" "T ju Rt imagined yon might be." "\\'ell, if yon won't say anything about it, I'll tell you what the tip is." "I'll be as mum as an oyster," answered Phil. "A broker for whom I do occasionally, and who gave me a tip once before on which I made $400, met me last night as I was going home, and told me that a cor ner was about to be formed in D. & P., to control the shares, pending the public announcement of the consolidation of another road with it. He told me to buy as much of the s tock as I could put up the margin for, and I am going to do it." "And may I llSe the tip myself?" "Yes, if you can; but you mustn't sell it, no r tell anyone els e about it." Phil promised, and when he bought the 100 shares for CHAPTER XIV. PHIL MAKES A BIG HAUL. A whole week went by, and Miss Emmett's last day in the office was close at hand before there was any sign of a movement in D. & P In fact, the market had been practica1ly dormant all summer, and it was the exception, not the rule, when a stock began to attract especial notice. Phil had watched the ticker with his old time alertness, having plenty of chance to do it; but though he noticed a great many sales of the stock in question scattered along the tape, the price did not advance at any time more than a point, and sometimes fell back to 60 again. But one morning the market woke up and the orokers began to get busy. The news that M. & N. had come under the control of the D. & P. interests was made public and confirmed. Immediately there was a rush made by the trader to buy stock of the latter road. Then the fact developed that the shares were scarce as hen's teeth. Whoever had any of it held on to it, for they realized ihat they had a good thing J\ 11 clay long the brokers scurried around the Street to locate a seller, but in vain, whil e as high as '10 was offerecl, with no takers, before the board closed. Next day it opened at ancl then rapidly mounted to 75. T'hil felt like dancing a highland fliiig. "Gee! That.was a fine tip yon gave me, Miss Rmmett," lie whispered in her ear. "I should think so," she replied. "I've made $1,000 . already How much did you buy?" Phil looked at her, and debated whether he should tell her the exact truth. Finally he decided that he woulcl. "I'll tell you if you promise me not to say a word about it to a living soul. I kept my word in regard to your tip." "Of course I promise," she replied, thinking that may b s he had bought ten, or possibly twenty shares "I bought 1,200 shares." Miss Emmett nearly fainte d


24 TIPP ED BY THE TICKE R. "Twelve hundred!" s he e xclaim e d. "Why, where--" "Did I get the margin?" he interrupte d. "Easy enough. I had a certificate of deposit for $7 700 on the Nassau Street Bank in our office s afe when you w ere s o g ood a s to hand me the pointer. I put that up." "Why, I had no idea that you were worth money," s he said, looking at him in a n e w light. "You'd have given me the tip jus t the sa m e,. wouldn't you, if you had known I was worth so much?" "Yes, of course. Dear me! I'm awfully surprise d. Mes s enger boy s as a rule, do not own muc h money." the margin clerk's window that h e ld him back twenty min utes But he reached the goal at last. "I want you to sell my 1, 2 00 shares of P. & D. a t onc e," he said to the clerk. The young man nodde d. "And h ere is an or

TIPPED BY THE TICKER. 25 mad oYe<. You're a mean, deceitful boy, and I don't intend "I want to tell you the st o ry of ho'v I ca.me to get to speak to you any more. So there!" lhat tip," he said, after lay ing i.he papers on her table. And The slenographer got up and ran into the private office. he did, though she pretended not to listen to him. "I made "Gee!" exclaimed Phil. "She is mad, for a fact. How thirty-six thousand three hundrerl dollars, and I'd have am I going to square myself?" given half of it if you'd been in with me. I take ju st as Phil fJcralc hed his head in a perplexed way and returned much interest in seeing you win :18 I do in winuing myself. fo his post outside. I think I proved that in our two deals. I'd rather not haYe won the money than have a break-up with you. I mean it, whether you think so or not. Miss Emmett is all right in CHAPTER XV. PHIL l.IEETS WITH AN ACCIDENT. There was a s uspicious redness about the stenograp her's eyes when she r e turned to her machine. It was the first falling out she and P hil had ever had. She made her fingers fly on her work and tried to forget all aoout it. Phil clid not sh?w up in 1.he counting-room again until after his lunch. Then he walked through to the washroom. On his way he stopped and hac1 a 1.alk with Will Ashley. Then he plucked up courage and went to the typewriter's desk. She saw him coIDing, but kept right on with her work. "You aren't mad still, are you?" he asked. She did not answer him. "Aren't you going to speak to me any more?" No answer. "Are you jealous because--" "No, I'm not jealous at anything," she snapped out. "Why don't you go and i.alk f o your 'She' ins lead of bother ing me when I'm busy?" "I see I'll have to tell yon who the young lady is." "I don't want to know." "Oh, come, now, you do want to know." "I I'm not interested in the person at all, nor you, either." "I'm going to tell you, any--" her way, but she don't stand one, i.wo, three with me. That' s all I've got to Ray. Are we going to be friends or not? It's up to you. I've tried to make matters clear. If I haven't succeeded it isn't my fault." He tried to take her hand, but she eluded his grasp. He looked at her a moment and then walked slowly. outside. In half an hour he put on his hat and l eft the office for the day. .\. little later she went home herself, feeling very miser-able. At half-past ten next mornin g Mr. Hewes sent Phil down to the Bowling Green Building, on Broadway. Three-quarters of an hom later the telephone bell The clerk who usually answered Lhe callwas not in the room, and the stenographer went into the booth. A moment later a cry sprang to her lips and she turned white as a sheet. The person at the other end oC the wire was an attach' of the Chambers Street Hospital, and he was trying to make the fact clear thnt a boy named Phil Bristow, who said lw 1rns a meRsenger for Mr. Hewes, had been Rtruck by an automobile on Broadway and removed to the hospital. lt was uncertain yet how bad his injlli'ies were, as he was sti ll in the hands of the doctors. 'l'hat was all, but the girl st ill remained witft the receiver at her ear after the man had rung off. Five minutes later Miss Carpenter, looking greatly upset entered Mr. Hewes's private room and with quivering lips told him of the accident that had happened to Phil. The buzz of Mr. Hewes's bell interrupted him and he had to leave her. "My gracious!" cried the broker, very much staitled. He had a message to take to the Mills Building, and an"Stn1ck by an auto, and at the Chambers Street Hospital? other to the Vanderpool Building. I must go right over!" When he got back, half an hour later, he had to go out He grabbed his hat and left the building, after tellin_g again. the news to the cashier, who in turn communicated it to After that he had to go to the bank, so that it was more the clerks. than three hours before he had a breathing spell. Everybody was sorry to hear that Phil had been injured, Then :Ur. Hewes handed him some papers to carry to 1. for he was a favorite in the place, and work came to a Miss Carp e nter. stanclstill for a little while.


26 TIPPED BY THE TICKER. As for Ethel Carpenter, she bent over her machine and buried her face in her handkerchief. The ho spital man had said very lillle, lmL whal he did say was rather o6vious, and the stenographer was so nervous and excited that she could not do another stroke of work to save her life. pital and inquire about me. I appreciate iL v e ry much," he said, holding on Lo her hand. She blushed and looked down. "You aren't mad with me any morci''' he wistfully. "No, Phil," she replied in a low tone. ''l acted very silly, and I don't know what you think oI ml'. I wanl you ::\Ir. Hewes returned to his ofTice abouL haH-pai:!l twelve lo forgive me." and report e d that Phil was not :;criously injured, but had "Don't mention ii, Ethel. 'l'ltrrr's 11oll1 ing for me lo roceiveu a bad i:lhaking up, ancl would be confined lo hii; forgive. But 1 felt very bad over the matter. I"d rather bed for several days. have been knocked out for good and all by lhe auto than 'This intelligence was received with grcaL see around his chair in the reception-I guess I won't tell you just now." room when the clerks arrived, but was alone when Misti Carpenter came in, a bit late. "Oh, but I want to know" she "You have aroused my curiosity, and I won't be safofied until you tell As soon as she saw him. she rushed over with outstretched me what he said." hand. "Well, he said that it w as :pot improbable that you and I "I am. so glad you arc back, Phil!" she cried might enter into ano(ltrr kind of partnership. I'm only "Thanks, Ethel. You were very kind to call at tbe hostelling you what he s aid."


'J'lPPED BY THE TIC'KER. "What kind of a partnership?" ' lT nye you inde ed .?" said the g entleman, in some sur One that usually lasts a considerable ti m e and i s 11ot prii-;e. ''You promise not to sell or give away any pointer limited by articles of agreement. In oth er worc1s, he sai"d that we might--get married," replied Phil, d espe rately. The stenographer flushed to the roots of h er hair, I may put you on to do you?" I Yes, sir. Mr. Hewes will t ell you that I'm a boy of my word." snatched her hand away and ran into the counting -room. "I accept your promise, and I'll put you on to something "I wonder if I've made her mad again?" Phil a s ked him-right now. Go to-day and buy as many shares of D. & G. self anxiously. stock as you can raise the margin to cover. It's ruling at 87. It will go 110 or even higher, perhaps, inside of ten days. I'd advise you, however, to sell at 110 or thereabouts, CHAPTER XVI. CONCLUSION. Miss Carpenter did not look as if she was angry over again when Phil carried some siatcment to her later on to copy But s he dicl not look him in the face as she was accustomed to do. They had quite a little chat, during which 's h e did no t once relax her work at the machine Phil, however, was satisfied, and arnicJed any mor e refer ences to Professor Gregory the palmi st His lameness gradually wor e off, and a week l ate r he felt as spry as he e v e r was in his life. The gentleman who was. in t)1e a ulom o bil e at the time Phil was run down c alled at l\Ir. Uewes 's office to see what kind of recompen s e he could offer the boy, for he had vis ions of a civil suit b e fore him. Phil, however de c lined to take the c he c k for five hundred dollars he wanted to offer him. The genileman then offered to make it one thousand dol lars. Phil s hook his head. "Your apology is good enough for me. I am sure it wasn't your fault. Broadway is a cro1ded thoroughfare, and I guess you didn't ee me in iirnc. I am not going to give you any trouble about 1.he matter." "But I sha'n't.fcel satisfied unless you allow me to make some kind of a reparation, my lad." "Well, sir, you're a big operator in stocks, aren't you?" "Yes ." "I've got a little money I'd like to put into a good thing. Well, if you want t o do something f o r me, send a good tip some time and I'll be satisfied. I promise you that I won't l e t i t get away from me." The gentleman pondered a moment.. "How much money have you?" he asked. "I've got a few thousand dollars," replied Phil. to be on the safe side." "Thank you, sir. I'll clo as you Ray." After the gentleman had gone away Phil ran in to tell the stenographer. "You want to get y our m o ney out o f t h e bank this after noon, Ethel. I've got another tip." Then he told her the substance 0 the interview he had just had with the owner o f the automo bile which had run him down the previous week "This is wh ere I expect to make a hundred thousand dollars, ma y be. Now, of course, you've got to be in on the snap as well. You must buy two hundred shares. It will take a margin of seve nteen hundred forty dollars." "'Bnl. I 've only got about $1 ,4 00, Phil." "T'll ] encl you the balance. Bring your $1,400 here in the morning." 'T' h at afte rnoon Phil bought 5,000 shares of D. & G., and put up $43,000 in margin mth the little bank. It was an nnus ua lly large order for the bank to handle, as it involved an outlay on its pa.rt of nearly $400,000 to carry !h e cleal. H o w eve r, money wa s cheap in the Street just then, and as soo n a s the bank got the s tock it hypotbecated the shares with a l a r ge Wall Street institution for over $350,000. Next morning, before noon, Phil bought 200 shares more for Ethel. rrhe very next day the stock began to get active, and the price went up two points He wondered how .he could make Bob Davi s wise to the situation without breaking his word to the operator who had given him the tip. He ran against Bob that very day. "Doing anything in the market?" he asked him. "Not a thing," was the reply. "Well, D. & G. looks good thing. Why don't you take a flier with it?" "Are you?" asked Bob. "Maybe," replied Phil. "Know anything about it?" asked Bob.


28 TIPPED BY TH:E TICKER. I know it's a gilt-edged stock." I know that much myself." '(It went up two points to-day." 'I didn t notice," answered Davis. (If I wa, you I think I'd take a shy at it," said Phil. "If you do I will," answered Bob. "Do you mean that?" "Yes." ."Then I don't mind telling you that I'm in 'it." To what extent?" "I can't tell you that." He knew that if lie admitted to Bob that he had his whole capital on the stock his friend would know that he had been tipped off somehow. Finally Bob said he would buy 100 share s of D. & G. on the following day. Three days later the shares were up to 92. Then rum?rs began to fl.oat itbout the Street concerning a deal between D. & G. and a branch line which led to a coal and iron district. It was said that the formE!r road had succeeded in leasWl1en Phil got his stat e ment D. & G. was s e ll ing at 116, but he was satisfied. He had cleaned up a quarter of a 1nillion by the deal. Ethel Carpenter's profits footed up nearly $5,000. Phil was now worth $164,000. Of this fact Mr. Hewes ha.cl not the least s uspicion. Nor did any clerk in the office dream that the young messenger had actually ma.de a comfortable fortune in Wall Street that year. When Christmas came around, the stenographer said she was going to make Phil a handsome present for turning her original $50 into over $6,400. "You mean. that, do you, Ethel?" replied Phil. ((I certainly do," she answered. '(Well, there's only one kind of present I'll accept from you." ((What is that?" she said, intere s tedly. "It's the most valuable thing you could give me." 1 ar really don't know what you mean," she replied, in a puzzled tone. "Then I'll tell you. Give me your promise to marry me ing tl1e, latter, thereby getting an entrance to a very pro-some clay." ductive field of operations. "Oh, Phil!" she exclaimed, ingreat confusion. The fact, however: could not be verified, and the D. & G. "What is it-yes or no ?it management was not giving out any news. Three days afterward Phil met Professor Gregory on It had the effect, any way, of causing a rush for the stock the street. on the part of outsiders, and the shares went to 95. "Say, you're all right, Mr. Gregory. Everything you Next day an attack was made on the stock, and it dropped told me has come true except the last, and that's going to, down to 88, cleaning out a lot of the rash lambs. for the girl said 'yes,' Later on it recovered and went to 91. Phil i s now head clerk for Mr. Hewes, and there is a Next day a well-known financial daily came out with a new stenographer in the office, because Ethel Bristow nee statement that everything pointed to an alliance between Carpenter, has all she wants to c1o to look after the com D. & G. and the management of the coal and iron road, fortable little home provided for her by An Ambitious and as a consequence the shares of the former road began Boy in wall Street. to boom again, and 96. On the succeeding day they reached par. Another bea. r raid was made on the road, but it didn't have much effect, for though the shares receded to ,96 they soon recovered and went to 102. Over night the coalition between the two roads became generally known as a fact, and so. when the Exchange opened next morning D. & G. started off at 103. The same old excitement that always attends a boom set in, and the shares went right up to 110 beforn noon. At three o'clock the stock was going at 112, and at half past three Phil went to the bank and ordered his shares, as well as Ethel's 200, sold. They were disposed of among the early sales next morn ing at 112!. THE END. Read ((ON TO SUC'CESS; OR, THE BOY WHO GOT AHEAD," which will be the ne.xt number ('l'l) of "Fame and Fortune Weekly." SPECIAL NOTICE: All baclt numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannnt obtain them from any newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies you order by return mail.


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ALREADY PUBLISHED: 1 imashlng the Auto Record ; or, Bart Wilson at the Speed Lever. 20 On the Lobster Shift; or, The Herald's liltar Reporter. By A. By Edward N. Fox. Howard De Witt. 2 Off the Ticker; or, Fate at a Moment's Notice. By Tom Dawson. 21 Under the Vendetta's Steel; or, A Yankee Boy In Corsica. By 3 From Cadet to Captain; or, Dick Danford' s West Point Nerve. By Lieut. J J. Barry. Lieut. J J Barry. 22 Too Green to Burn; or. The Lllck of Being a Boy. By Rob Roy. 4 The GetThere Boys; or, Making Things Hum in Honduras. By 23 In or, The Boy Who Had Things Easy. By Fred 5 The Skein Jack Barry Unravelled. By Pror. 24 In a Mlllion; or, 'l'he Trick That Paid. By Edward N. 6 or, Downing a Tough Name. By A. Howard 25 In or, Serving the Russian Police. By Prof. De Witt: 26 Kicked Into Luck; or, The Way Nate Got There. By Rob Roy. 7 Kicked off the Earth; or, Ted Trlm's Ilard Luck Cure. By Rob 27 The Prince of Opals; or, The ManTrap of Death Valley. By A. Roy. Howard De Witt. 8 Doing it Quick; or, Ike Brown's Hustle at Panama. By Captain 28 Living in His Hat; or, The Wide World His Home. By Edward Hawtborn, U. S. N. N. J!'ot. 9 In the 'Frisco Earthquake; or, Bob Brag's Day of Terror. By 29 Ali for President Diaz; or, A Hot Time In Mexico. By Lieut. J, J. Prot. Oliver Owens. Barry. 10 We, Us & Co. ; or, Seeing Life with a Vaudeville Show. By Ed 30 The Easiest Ever; or, How Tom Filled a Money Barrel. By Capt. ward N. Fox. Hawthorn, U. S. N. 11 Cut Out for an Officer; or, Corporal Ted In tb. 2 Philippines. By 31 In the Sultan's Eye; or, Beating the Porte's Game. By Tom Lieut. J. J Barry. Dawson. 12 A Fool tor Luck; or, The Boy Who Turned Boss. By Fred War 3 2 The Crater of Gold; or, Dick Hope's Find in the Philippines. By burton. Fred Warburton. 13 The Great Gaul "Beat"; or, Phil Winston's Start in Reporting. 33 At the Top of the Heap; or, Daring to Call His Soul His Own. By Rob By A. Howard De Witt. 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'l'he Boy Who Succee d e d. 3 A Corner in Corn; or, How a Ch ica1>0 Boy Did the Trick. 4 A Game of Chance; or, The Boy ''ho W o n Out, 5 Hard to Beat; or, The Cleverest Boy In Wall Stteet. 6 Buil'ding a Railroad; or, The Young Contractors of Lakeview 7 Winning His Way; or, The Y-0ungest Editor in Green Rive r 8 The Wheel of Fortune; or, The Record of a Self-l\Iade Boy. 9 Nip and Tuck; or, 'he Young Brokers of Wall Street. 10 A Copper Harvest; or. The Boys Who Worke d a D eserte d Mine 11 A Lucky l'enny; or, The of a Boston Hoy. 12 A Diamond in the Roug h ; or, A Brave Boy s Start in Life. 13 Baiting the Bears; or, The Nerviest Boy in Wall Street. 14 A Gold l!rick; or, The Boy Who Could Not b e Downed. 1;:; A Streak of Luck; o r The Boy Who Feathered His !\est. 16 A Good Thing; or, The Boy Who Made a li'ortune. 17 King of the Market; or, The Young Trader in Wall Str ee t 18 l'ure Grit; or, One Boy in a Thousand. 19 A Rise in Life; or, The Career of a Factory Boy. :w A Barrel of Money; or, A Bright Boy in W a ll Street. 21 All to the Good; or, Fr9m Call Boy to Manai:er. I :l 7 Beating the Brokers; or, The Boy Who "Couldn't be Done." 31.< A. 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