Making money, or, A Wall Street messenger's luck

Making money, or, A Wall Street messenger's luck

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Making money, or, A Wall Street messenger's luck
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, STORlf50f BOYS WH'O MAKf ...,ONEY. llis chum bent down, Bob mounted on his back an:d was about to look into the next room when, smash! a shower of gold-pieces crashed through the glass, followed by the thud of a black satchel against the fractured pane.


I Fame and Fortune Weekly STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY luued Weekl11-B11 Subscription 12.50 per year Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1907, in the o ffice of the Librarian of Congreaa, fVa.hington, D. C ., bl/ Frank Touse11, Publisher, 24 Union Sq uar, New York. No. 90. NEW YORK, JUNE 21, 1907. PRICE 5 CEN T S. OR,, A WAL L STREET MESSENGER'S1 LUCK. By A SELF-MADE MAN CHA PTER I. A STARTLING O CCURRENCE. "What's the matter, gir l s? Are you locked out?" asked Bob Evans, an alert, good-looking boy of perhaps eighteen years, to two pretty misses who were standing at the door of the office adjoining his own in the Wall Street building where he worked as messe:p.ger for Louis Danforth, stock broker. It was about half-past nine in the morning, and Bob was returning from a stationer's with a box of pens the cashier had sent him for. "Yes, we can't get in," replied Dora White "Mr. Sack man is always here before us, but this morn i ng he seems to be late. I do hate standing out in the corridor." "So do I," said Lily Page, who worked for M r Sack man, too. "Well, you have my sympat h y," l a u g hed Bob, who knew both of the girls very well an d w a s r at h e r smit t en wit h Miss Dora, who was a particu larl y charmi n g a n d vivaci ous young lady. "I do wish Mr. woul d come," sa i d D ora, tap ping the marble floor'impatient l y with the toe of her shoe. "Everybody who comes along stares at us, a nd it's j ust too unpleasant for anything "Oh, I guess Sackman will be along presently," said Bob, encouragingly. "He is pretty regular, isn't he?" "Yes," replied Dora. "I never knew him t o b e l ate before." "Well, what's the matter with you stepping into our office and waiti11g there?" asked Bob. "You can stand near the connecting door and then you're bound to hear him when he comes." "Let's do it," said Lily. Dora had .no objection, for perhaps she rather liked to have the chance for a little chat with Bob, whom she se cretly admired. Bob opened the door of Mr. Danforth's office and bowed the girls into the reception-room, where they took up their position near the ticker, _,hich stood close to the door that connected with their own office, th011gh it was locked. Bob delivered the box of pens to the cashier, and having nothing else to lo at the moment he rejoined the two girls. "Nice day," he said "What a common place remark," laughed Dora, with a sidelong glance at the boy, that set his heart going pit a pat. "Well, it is a nice day, isn't it?'" "Of course it is. Just too lovely for anything. I wish it was a h o l iday "You don't wish that any more than I 1do," replied Bob, promptly "Don't you like to work?" "Of course I like to work. I just dote on it. All the same I appreciate a holiday once in awhile." "All of us do, I guess Never mind, every day will b Sunday by and by," said Dora, with another bewitching glance at Bob, as if she knew the power of them "So I've heard, but not in this wor ld. Here it is a c ase


l\IAKING MONEY. of hustle unless you are well fixed and don't need to care whether school keeps or not. I've had to work ever since I left school, for I've got to help keep boui;:e for mother. My sister Elsie does the rest. She keeps books for Eissner, Finglestein & Goldstein, shirt manufacturers, on Broadway. Hours, eight till five thirty. She tells me I've got a sna.p because I don't have to report till nine, and I get off any where between half-past three and four." "Does she get good pay?" asked Dora . "She gets $12. She's a pretty smart girl, if I do say it; but, then, I think my sister is the best and nicest girl in the world." "I like to hear a boy speak well of his sister," said Dora, regarding Bob more favorably than ever. "Why shouldn't he? Sis talks just the same about me, so I couldn't think of letting her get ahead of me." At that moment the door opened and Joe Vincent, who worked for OJiver Lancing, a stock broker, on the other side of the corridor, came in. "Hello, Bob! I see you have company," he said. "Why not?" responded Bob. "Come here and I'll introduce you." Joe walked over, and Bob presented him to the girls. "You work next door, don't you?" said Joe. "Yes. We're locked out this morning, and Bob Evans was kind enough to invite us to wait in here instead of out in the corridor," said Dora. "Want to see me about anything?" asked Bob. Yes, if you've got any money." "Just listen to that, girls! Here's my best friend come in to try and do me opt of some of my hard-earned cash. Don't you think he has a nerve?" "Oh, come off, Bob; don't try to queer me with the young ladies," protested Joe. "Oh, we know how to take what he says," replied Lily Page, smiling at Vincent. "Now will you be good, Bob ? chuckled Joe. "Well, Joe, I haven't any money, as I supposed you knew. I have to turn all my ;ages into the ho.1se. I couldn't even lend you a quarter this morning." "I don't want to borrow. I have a tip on the market, and thought you might be able to go in with me on it." "I wish I could. What is your tip?" "A broker I stand well with told me to buy a certain stock on my promise not to say anything about it. I asked him if I might tell you on the same conditions, and he said if I could thoroughly depend on you I could." "You think the tip is good, do you?'.' asked Bob. "Sure thing. It's a winner." "Then I wish I had some money, for I'd like to win a little wad so that I might be able to get mother a new dress, and other things she needs badly." "No way you could raise a few is there?" "None that I know of," answered Bob, shaking his head. "Too bad, for a fellow doesn't run across a good thing very often." "Oh, well, we caD;'t all be lucky," replied Bob, philosoph ically. "Boys are lucky' in being boys," said Dora. "I wish I was one." "I don't. promptly. "Why?" I'd rather have you as you are," sa. id Bob, "Because I would." "The idea Are'nt you mean?" pouted Dora. "I don't think so. You wouldn't be half as charming if you were a boy." "Oh, my! What a compliment!" exclaimed the girl, flashing another of her side glances at Bob. "And I'll back him up in that, too," chipped in Joe. "Aren't you gallant?" laughed Lily. "Bo:vs should always be polite to the girls," said Bob. "That's right," coincided Joe. "I always take my hat off to them." "Have you a sister, too, Mr. Vincent?" asked Lily. "No. I haven't that honor. I've got to depend on some one else's sister." The girls laughed at that. Suddenly Dora declared she heard room. a noise in the next "That must be Mr. Sackman," she said. "Come, Lily. Good-by!" to the boys, and both made a break for the door and disappeared. "They're beauts, aren't tl1ey?" remarked Joe. "I like Miss Page the best." Bob was glad his taste lay in that direction as he wanted Dora all to himself. "Yes, they're mighty pretty girls, Miss Dora especially." "Now, I think Miss--" began Vincent, but that was as far as he got, for the door opened and the girls came back. "What's the matter?" asked Bob. "Dropped anything in here?" "No. Mr. Sackman hasn't come, for the door is still locked. Now, isn't that funny, for I was sure I heard some one walking around in there," said Dora. "You must have been mistaken," replied Bob. "I thought I heard something fall in there, too," said Lily Page. "Have you a cat in there?" grinned Bob. "No, of course not," replied Dora. "They don't allow animals in these office buildings." "I didn't know but you might have smuggled one in," chuckled Bob. "How ridiculous!" giggled Lily. "Don't you like cats?" "We've got the dearest, chubbiest, handsomest little-" began Lily, when they were all startled by a sudden racket in the next room. There couldn't be any mistake this time-it was too loud, and just as if two persons were fighting. "My gracious!" exclaimed Dora. "What's that?"


MAKING MONEY. 3 "There seems to be something doing in there, all right," said Bob. "Bet your boots there is," said Joe, putting his ear against the door. "Surely, some one is in there," said Lily. "Who could it be, with the door locked?" "Well, if there's any one in there I'll soon find it out," said Bob, resolutely. "Here, Joe, give me a back so I can get up and a squint through the transom." His chum bent down, Bob mounted on his back and was about to look into the next room when-smash I A shower of gold pieces crashed through the glass followed by the thud of a black satchel against the fractured pane. Bob started back, aghast. The girls screamed, and the cashier, leaving his desk in the counting-room, rushed into the waiting-room to find out the cause of the disturbance. CHAPTER II. AN EXCITING CHASE AND ITS RESULTS. "My goodness I" exclaimed Mr. Brooks, the cashier. "What does this mean?" He gazed alternately at Bob, perched on Vincent's back, and at the money, lying scattered about on the floor near the ticker, in a stupefied kind of way. No one answered him, for Bob was trying to look into the next room, and Joe and the girls had no idea what the matter was. Bob finally got a line on to what was transpiring in the next room. A good-sized man, with jet-black mustache and snappy black eyes, had Lawrence Sackman bent over the back of a .low desk and was evidently trying to choke him into insensibility. "Here, you rascal!" roared Bob. "Stop that!" The man who was assaulting Sackman paused, glared up at the boy's face at the broken pane, and then resumed his attack on the hapless man, who seemed to be quite at his mercy. Bob turned around and addressed the cashier in a tone of great excitement. "There's a well-dressed rUffian in there trying to do up Mr. Sackman by choking him. Have you a key to this door?" "No," replied the cashier. "Then we'll have to burst the door open if we expect to save Mr. Sackman," said the boy, leaping to the floor. "Run downstairs and tell the superintendent or the janitor, Joe, and don't lose a moment about it." Bob's desperately earnest manner alarmed the girls more than ever, and tliey shrank away from the door, overcome with fea. r as to the outcome of the affair. While Joe dashed out into the corridor to do his friend's bidding, Bob ran into the wash-room, where one of Hie assistants of the janitor had left a hatchet and a cold chisel he had been working with in there the day before. Seizing the implements, Bob returned to the door and inserted the heavy chisel into the crack of the door at the lock, he drove it in and then started to pry the lock open. He was a strong boy, and being bent on business, his efforts were soon successful, the lock snapping short off under the powerful leverage he applied to it. Pulling the door open, and grabbing up the hatchet to use as a; weapon, he dashed into the room just in time to see the man with the black mstache vanishing through the corridor door, with a black satchel in his hand. Bob gave chase to him at once, leaving the unconsciou;i Mr. Sackman to be looked after by Cashier Brooks, who followed him into the room. The young messenger rushed into the corridor in time to see the fleeing rascal vanish in the direction of the stairs and elevators. "Stop thief!" yelled Bob, as he flew after the fellow. He narrowly missed a collision with two brokers who had just stepped out of the elevator, and who gaped in astonishment at the of a wild-eyed boy, flourishing a hatchet, coming at them like a small cyclone. When Bob reached. the stairway the fugitive was making for the final flight leading to the street. With a whoop, the boy straddled the baluster and shot down like a flash. Several people were coming in a.t the door. "Stop him! Stop that man with the satchel!" roared Bob, jumping down the flight, three steps at a time. The people below seemed either slow to comprehend, or did not care to interfere. At any rate, the man got by them and vanished outside, where he was pursued by the determined boy. An exciting spectacle was then presented to the hundreds of people on the sidewalk-a big man, with a black valise in his hand, flying from a fleeted-footed, bareheaded lad, armed with a hatchet and shouting: "Stop thief!" A Wall Street detective awoke to the situation and jumped in to head the fugitive off. The rascal, however, after dodging him once, turned sud denly and smashed him in the face with the satchel, stretch ing him, half-stunned, in the middle of the street and al most under the wheels of a slowly driven automobile. The fellow then turned into William Street, with Bob at his heels. Perceiving that his pursuer was sure to overtake him, he ran into the entrance of ail office building and dashed up the stairs. Bob followed, full tilt, gaining the first landing so close behind the man that the latter, brought to bay, had to turn and defend himself. "Surrender!" cried the boy, brandishing the hatchet. The rascal laughed sardonically and swung the satchel at him, sweeping the weapon out of his grasp and sending it clattering, two yards away, on the floor. But Bob was not to be shaken off.


4 MAKING MONEY. He sprang upon the fellow, like a catamount, grasping Joe was standing close to the desk and saw Bob's aphim around the chest with a hug like tha.t of a bear. proach. "Blast you! Let me go!" snarled the man, furiously, "Got him, I see," he whispered t o his chum, as he came dropping the valise and seizing his antagonist by the arm. near. Failing to release the boy's grip, he began to punch him "Bet your life I got him," nodded Bob. in the head with both fists, whereupon Bob retaliated by "Gave you quite a chase, didn't he?" kicking_ him in the shins and butting him with his fore"Into an office building on Wi11iam Street." head. "Are you Mr. Sackman?" asked the detective to the The rascal was now desperate, and l:ie struggled furiously owner of that name. to break away. "I am. Ah, you have the man who assaulted me. How Suddenly Bob released his hold about his chest, slid did you catch him?" downward, caught him by the legs and fairly overturned "This boy," indicating Bob, "captured him. I arrived the fellow on the floor where he struck his head with a just in time to put the bracelets on him." whack against the board running along the foot of the wall. "How did you manage it, young man?" asked Mr. SackBob now had every advantage of the situation, and he man, recognizing his neighbor's messenger boy i'n Bob. took full benefit of it, leaping astride of the who "Oh, I chased him till I overtook him. He couldn't get lay slightly stunned and bewildered on the floor. away from me to save his life." Just then the detective appeared on the scene and ran "But my satchel! There's $5,090 in geld coin in it. to the boy's aid. Did you--" "Yes, sir. I got it away from him. Here it is," and Bob placed the black satchel on his desk, close to his elbow. He didn't consider it necessary to ask what the man had done before he deftly slipped a pair of handcuffs on his wrist. Then Bob dismounted and grabbed the black satchel. "He assaulted and nearly killed Mr. Lawrence Sack man, whose office adjoins ours in the Terrace Building," explained the messenger to the d etective. "And I dare say this valise belongs to Mr. Sackman. I believe it con tains considerable gold coin. At any rate, it feels as if it did, and I've already had some evidence that a lot of gold pieces came out of it. You'd better fetch this fellow to Mr. Sackman's office. I:ll carry the valise." The detective yanked the man on his feet, and ordered him to come along. which order the man obeyed, seeing that he couldn't very well help himself. Bob recovered the hatchet and followed behind them. There was a crowd gathered about the door, and this mob, increasing in size, followed them back to the Terrace Building, where they took the elevator to the third floor. Bob Jed the way to Mr. Sackman's office, the door of which was open and blocked by a small mob of curious people, who had been attracted there by the report of foul play, and the excitement arising out of Bob's chase of the fugitive. They pushed their way through the spectators into the room, which was already pretty well crowded with brokers and clerks, whose offices were on that floor. Mr. Sackman had been brought to his senses and was seated at his desk, surrounded by the inner fringe of the crowd. "Make way there, gentlemen," said the detective, pushing his prisoner before him. "Fall back, please." The appearance of the detective, with the handcuffed dark-featured man only served to increase the excitement, ancl after the two men, with Bob at their heels, passed through to the desk, the people packed closer up than before. Mr. Sackman seized it, with a sigh of relief, lifted it, and then set it down again. "I shan't forget what I owe you, my lad," he said, with a grateful expression. "Well interrupted the detective, impatiently, "I sup pose you are ready to accompany me to the station to make the charge against this man ?" "Yes, I'll go with you. I wish you would clear my office first." "Gentlemen," said the detective, in a loud tone, "please disperse." Bob and Joe assisted in getting the crowd to leave tlie office. Mr. Sackman then opened his safe and placed the satchel, together with the gold pieces that Joe and the girls had picked up on the floor of Mr. Danforth's office and returned to him, into it. After relocking it, and giving some directions to the nervous Dora, he put on his hat and left the office, with the detective and his prisoner, while Bob remained to tell his story of the exciting chase he had had to the girls, Mr. Dan.forth, who had come to his office immediately after Bob's hurried exit after the rascal, the cashier and Joe. CHAPTER III. BOB'S FIRST SPECULATION. "Mr. Sackman wishes to see you, Bob," said Cashier Brooks, an hour later, when the boy returned from his first errand of the morning. "You'd better go in and see him now." "All right, sir," replied the boy, and he immediately walked into the office next door. "I believe you want to see me, Mr. Sackman," said Bob, when he saw that gentleman seated at his desk. "Yes. Sit down. I wish to thank you for what you


, MAKING MONEY. 5 did for me this morning. Your prompt interference saved me the sum of $5,000, for it is probable that if that rascal had got clean off I never would have recovered the money. I got thatgold from the sub-treasury yesterday for a special purpqse and placed it in. charge or my safe deposit people over night. On my way to the office I got the satchel, and had only entered my room here when that man came in, locked the door and attacked me, knocking me momentarily unconscious. He took t4e keys from my poclet, opened the bag and was examining the contents when I my senses. As SOOD as he saw I was coming to, he grabbed me and dragged me to the wash-room, where he choked me till he thought I was insensible. He, then returned to my private room, where I followed in time to prevent him from escaping with the satchel. During the struggle I got it away from him and flung it against the glass window of the transom looking into your waiting-room in 'order to attract attention. What followed, I can scarcely recall, owing to tlie brutal manner in which the rascal treated me. He would have made his escape but fo;r your plucky conduct, and I feel that you are entitled to some substantial recog nition for your services. Therefore, I take great pleasure in presenting you with my check for $500." Thus speaking, Mr. Sackman handed Bob an oblong piece of paper, which instructed the Hanover National Bank to pay Robert Evans, or order, the above-mentioned amount. Bob was taken by surpriRe, as he had not to re ceive any compensation for the part he had acted in the affair. "This is a lot of money, Mr. Sackman, to give me for so small a service," he said. "I really didn't look for any thing, for I thought it my duty to try and catch that rascal and recover what I supposed was your property. I am very much obliged to yon for freating me in such a liberal way. If I can be of any further service to you at any time I hope you will call on me, for I f.eel as if I have not earned such a valuable present." "Not earned it? Why, of course you have. Don't you see that if that man had escaped scot free the $5,000 would have been in all likelihood lost to me forever? You are easily entitled to ten per cent. of it, and I should feel that I hadn't treated you right if I gave you any less." Bob thanked him again, and in a few minutes returned to his own office, feeling like a small capitalist. Mr. Sackman called for hii at half-past (}ne to take him up to the Tombs Police Court, where they both had to ap pear at the examination of the man with the black mus tache. When the rascal was haled before the magistrate he gave his name as Dunstan Leach, but refused to say where he lived. The evidence was sufficient to hold him for the action of the grand jury. The magistrate fixed his bail at $3,000, whereupon a big politician, who was in court, qualified in real estate for that amount, and Leach was liberated for th: time being. Mr. Sackman and Bob returned to Wall Street. At half-past three Bob met Joe. Both lads were through work for the day. "I see afternoon papers have printed the story of the Sackman assault and your capture of the villain," said Joe, pulling a copy of one of the evening papers out of his pocket and pointing the article out to Bob. "There's your name, as large as .life, and you're given full credit for the capture. N otlling like becoming a person of iU1portance in this world, then when you die you'll have your obituary in all the newspapers." Bob eagerly read the account, and he wondered what his mother and sister would say when they saw it, too. "The chap who wrote that up has more in it than actually occurred," said Bob. "He says I had a desperate life-and death struggle in the corridor of the William Street build: ing." "Well, didn't you?" "Oh, I had considerable of a struggle with the fellow, but I never considered that I was in any danger from him. He didn't draw a knife or a gun ;n me." "He might have done you up if the detective hadn't coine quick." "Oh, I don't lmow. I had him dead to rights. He was down and I was astride of him. He'd have had his work cut ov.t to have got the best of me after that. By the way, Joe, what about that tip you were telling me about?" "You said it was no use to you." "I know I did; but Mr. Sackman gave me a present for saving his $5,000, and that alters my financial tion." "How much did he give you? A hundred dollars?" "Five hundred "Whew! That's a small ;fortune Do you want to put some of it up on that tip?" "I thought I would, as yciu say it's a sure winner.),> "You can take my word that it's all of that. Well, the stock is M. & C. I have bought 10 shares on margin. It's going at 45." "Then, I'm game for 100 shares. That will cost me $450. The other fifty I'll take home to my mother." "Gee! You're a plunger," said Joe, admiringly. "Wouldn't you risk that amount on it?" "Bet your boots I would if I had it. You stand to win $1,500. Mr. Bartels, who gave me the tip, told me it would go up from fifteen to twenty points inside of ten days:" "I'm willing to risk the $450 any day to win that amount." l "Well, you've got just about time to go to the bank on Nassau Street, where I made my deal this morning, before the brokerage department closes. Come on." Bob and his friend started for the bank at once. There was nobody in the waiting room when they reached the bank. "That's the margin-clerk's window yond!:'.r," said Joe. "Step right up and tell him what you want to do." Bob presented himself ai the window. "Well," said the clerk, "what can I do for you?"


6 MAKING MONEY. "I wa.nt to buy 100 shares of M. & 0. stock. It closed at 45," replied Bob. "It will cost you $450 on the usual margin. Did you bring the money?" "Yes," replied the young messenger, who had already cashed Mr. Sackman's check. He counted out $50 from the roll, put it in his pockJt and handed the balance to the clerk. "Who do you represent, young man?" asked the clerk. "Myself." "This is your own money, then?',. said the clerk, looking hard at him. "That's what it is." "What 's your name, and where do you work?" Bob told him. The clerk made a note of both, then counted the money, and finding it all right he filled in a memorandum of the transaction and handed it to Bob. "Can I telephone you.when I want to close the deal out?" "No. You will have to come here in person and present that paper '." "Couldn't I send it?" "Yes, with a written order. Just write your signature on that pad so we will be able to identify your signature if you send us an order to sell your shares." Bob wrote his name in full, and that completed the trans action. Then the boys left the bank and sta.rted for their homes. CHAPTER IV. BOB CLEARS A HANSOME PROFIT ON HIS FIRST VENTURE. Bob now had a personal interest in the ticker and began to consult it frequently, after he had made his investment in M : & C. shares. Joe did the same on his own account. During the next four days there was nothing encouraging to note about the stock in question, unless it was the fact that a large number of shares seemed to be dealt in at the Exchange, which did not greatly affect the price, as Bob thought it ought to. Altogether, it had advanced in that time three-eighths of a point, about enough to cover tlie charges that Bob would have to pay i:f he concluded to sell out then. But he had no intent.ion of closing out the transaction. He was in it to malie money, and he could afford to await results. On the morning or the rourth day, Boli round an excuse to go into Mr. Saclillian's office, not to see that gentleman, but to have a talk with Dora. He judged that after what he had done 1or lier boss there wouldn't be any kick about his running in for a moment, once in awhile. Both girls were at their desKs and seemed glad to see him. Their desks were on opposite sides of the room, and Bob went over to Dora's. "As I haven't seen you since the last time, I thought I'd drop in to see if you were still alive," was the way the boy put it. "Oh, we're alive, very much so," laughed Dora. "And wide-awake, too," he c1mckled. "We have work enough to keep us from falling asleep. I see you wear the same hat you had the other day," DoJ:a added. "Why not?" asked Bob, rather puzzled. "After what the newspapers said about you ,lately I didn't know but you would have to get a new and larger hat," she replied, with a roguish, sidelong glance. "Thought I'd get a swelled head, eh?" "Some boys da: on much less than that." "I hope you compare me with that kind of boy." Dora laughed and went on rattling away at her typewriter. "Say, I came in to tell you something," he said. "Did you? One of your secrets?" "It is a secret, in a way. Nobody :Knows about it but Joe Vincent, the fellow I introduced to you the other morn ing." "Then, do tell me. I do love to learn a secret," she said, with an expression. "Will you keep it to yourself?" "Of course I will." "I don't Btilieve a girl can keep a secret." "Why, the idea! And you have a sister, too! Aren't you mean to say such a thing?" "Well, I haven't said you couldn't keep one. What I came to tell you is this : I got hold of some money the other day and I bought 100 shares of that stock you heard Joe say he had a tip on.'' "A hundred shares. I How much is it worth ?" "About $45.35 a share this morning." "Why, that's $4,535. Where did you get all that money?" asked Dora, in astonishment. "I didn't say I had so much money. I fought the at 45, and put up ten per cent. as marginal security, so it cost me $450 to get control of the 100 shares." "Well, even $450 is a lot of money." "To persons lik myself it is. Mr. Sackman gave me $500 for saving his $5,000. That accounts for my possession of so much wealth." "And you went and put nearly all of it into stocks? You foolish boy!" "Thanks, Miss Dora but that's where I differ with you. I ex,pect to make $1,500 out of the deal." "Do you really think you have any chance 0 doing that?" she said, opening her pretty eyes very wide. "I certainly do." "What is the name of thi!l stock you invested in?" "That I can't tell you. I'm under orders from Joe not to say a word about it." "I think you might tell me," pouted Dora. "You wouldn't ask me to go back on my word, would you?"


lvf'XKING MONEY. r : "No, of course not. So you really think you're going to make money out of your venture?" "Joe and I both expect to. When we cash in we 're going to bring both you girls a box of the best chocolai'es, and treat you to all the ice cream soda you can drink." "My goodness! How liberal! Lily and I will get our sweet tooth in good working order so that when the good time arrives we'll be able to do justice to the occasion," laughed Dora "When is it to be?" "Maybe in a week." "What! You expect to make $1,500 in a week?" "Why not? Some people make a million or two in a day. Well, I must leave you now. Tell Miss Lily that Joe sends his best regards to her." "I will. Good-by Bob returned to his office just in time to be sent out again on another errand When he got back a glance at the ticker showed him that M & C. had advanced to 46 "Well, I'm about $100 to the good, anyway," he said to himself, with a feeling of great satisfaction. "I'd like to see it go up a few more points to-day As 1.he market was pretty buoyant, his wish was realized to some extent. M. & C. was selling at 47 at noon, at 48 at two o'clock, and it closed at 48 5-8 at three o'clock. "Your $450 looks pretty safe, with $300 on top of it," said Joe, when he met Bob that afternoon after office hours. "That's what it does," replied Evans. "We seem to be the people this time "I told you M & C. was a winner." "We'd better not shout before we're out of the woods, Joe. We'd feel mighty solemn if the market slipped a cog tomorrow or next day and our stock dropped down near 40 "I don't think there's much clanger oI that happening "You never can tell what may happen in Wall Street. The best tips in ihe world have been known to land people in the poorhouse "Oh, come now, don't try to frighten a fellow. My $45 looks just as big to me as your $450 doe s to you. If I lost it I'd have a fit." "I wouldn't have a fit if I lost mine, though I'd feel pretty sore. I don't want to scare you, only let you know what everybody is up against when he goes into the mar ket. Whenever easy money is to be made the risk is pro portionately large." "All the brokers seem to make money all the time "Oh, there are times when they drop a whole lot, but, of course, you never hear about it. I imagine that conserva tive brokers, with a good run of customers, don't take many chances with the market." "I thought they always speculated more or less "It is much safer to let the public speculate and rake in the commissions. If I was a broker that's the way I'd look at it." Next day was kind of slow on the market, the prices generally remaining rather stationary. Two days afterward it was rumored about t he Street that M. & C. had gobbled up a competing line, and this report had a favorable effect on the price o f M & C. s h a res which began to advance rapidly to 55. At that point the news was officially confirmed, and then there was a big rush in earnest by brokers o n all s i des to buy in anticipation of much higher prices But the bulk of the shares being held by a wealt h y syn dicate, who knew all about what was-going t o happ e n befor e hand, the stock was hard to get As a consequence, the stock rose like a balloon suddenly released from its moorings, and that afternoo n b ids of 65 were made and refused by those holding the s tock. Next morning the Exchange was a scene of the g r ea t est excitement, as shares began to come out at 67 and u pward. Bob concluded that it was time to get out from under. When he went out on an errand that took him wit h i n half a block of the bank in Nassau Street, he dropped in at the brokerage department and ordered his holdings i n M & C closed out, le.aving an order from Joe to the s am e effect. Inside of ten minutes both of the boys were out o f it, w i t h nothing to do but figure up their profits on the dea l. They didn't know until the next day, after a pa r t i a l slump had set in, just what their shares h a d bro u ght, though they had a general idea. Their statements showed that Bob had cleaned u p $2,8 00, while Joe had made $280, and after business h our s t hey held a jollification meeting in the corridor. On the followillg day, Dora White and Lil y P a ge got a twopound box of candy each, with the prom ise of unlimited ice cream soda Bob gave his mothe r $250 to buy h erself a n d E l s ie w hat ever they wanted in the way o f new raiment and oth e r things they might fancy This left him with $2,500, which he p u t in an e nvelo pe and stowed away in the office safe, whe r e i t would'. b e handy in oose another good thing came his way CHAPTER V. BOB TAKES A TRIP DOWN'LONG I SLAN D AND MEETS WITH A SURPRISE. Mr Lawrence Sackman was a real estate l awyer, w hose principal business consisted of the management of l a r ge estates, and the care of property l eft in his hands eithe r for sale or to be looked after while the owner a .nd his f a mil y were away on extended pleasure tri ps. One day he sent his office-boy in to Mr. Danforth's office to tell Bob Evans that he wished to see him, so the y oun g messenger went in to see what :Qe wanted ''To-morrow being the 30th of May, you w ill h a v e a holiday," said Mr. Sackmoo "That's right," EQb, wondering what the l awye r was getting at.


8 MAKING MONEY. "Would you like to earn a $10 bill and uo me a favor at. grounds to sec lhat the in charge had neglected noth tbe same time?" "I"m ready to do you a favor, whether there's a $10 bill in it or not," replied Bob, promptly. "Thank you, Bob. I appreciate your willingness to be of service to me. The $10 bill in this case will not come out of my pocket I want to take you with me down to Baypoint, Long Island, where I have charge of a country place belonging to a client of mine. He and his family are, and have been for some months, on an extended tour of Europe. I have a man and wife, very worthy people, 11s caretakers on the property, but I make it a practice of going down there about once a month to go over the house and place to see that everything is all right. My clerk, who always accompanies me on these jaunts, is ill and cannot go, so I thought, if you didn't mind sacrificing, in a measure, your holiday, I'd rather take you with me than a compara tive stranger. We shall stay over night and return on Friday morning. You had better tell Mr. Danforth that you may be an hour late in reaching the office, and ask his permission to avail yourself of my offer." "I'll do that," replied Bob "Meet me at my house, there's the address, not later than eight o'clock in the morning, as I want to take the 9.10 train for Sayville." "All right, sir. I'll be on hand." Ten minutes before eight on the following morning Bob rang the bell at Mr. Sackman's residence in Madison Ave n ue, and was admitted by a neatJy dressed maid. "I see you're on time, my boy," said Mr. Sackman. "Promptness is what I always look for from those with whom I make a business or pleasure engagient, fur I have made it an invariable rule to keep my own appointments to the letter. I consider it an indispensable matter under all circumstances." In a few minutes they left the house, walked to the Thirty-fourth Street ferry and crossed the river to the Long Island Raijroad depot, where they boarded the train that was to take them to In due timethey reached that town where a carriage was in waiting, to carry t]lem to their destination. A tall, ornamental iron ga.te, flanked by a small cottage, where the lived, admitted them to a fine, wide driveway, bordered by shade-trees, that led to the mansion, built upon an elevated section of the ground, coromanding an unobstructed view of Great South .Bay An excellent lunch awaited them, t o which both did justice, and then Mr. $ackman proceeded to business He made a tour of the house w ith Bob, who carried a schedu l e of the contents of the mansion, and checked off each item as the lawver called it off. . T here was a large safe in the library. ing within his line of duty. There was a small, private wharf on the property, with a boathollile, and the last thing Mr. Sackman did was to look into this house to see that the sailboat was all right, and everything in its place, as it ought to be. "Is that a windmill yonder, Mr. Sackman?" asked Bob, as they were leaving the boathouse. He pointed off down along the shore . "It's the remains of one," replied the lawyer. "A relict of pre-Revolutionary days, when quite a number of Dutchmen lived in this part of the island." "How old do you suppose it i:'S ?" "{\ll of a hundred and fifty years." "I think I should like to go and look it over. It doesn't appear to be more than a mile away." "Well, you have plenty time to do that if you wish to. Tea won't be ready for a couple of hours. You ought to be able to go there and back and see all you want to see in that time." "It won't take me so long as that." "You'll probably find me sitting on the piazza when yqu return," said the layer, as Bob started off in the direction of the ancient windmill. He followed the shore of the bay until, when within a short distance of his destination, he found his way blocked by the mouth of a small creek, which he could not cross without a boat. "I'm afraid I can't go any further," he said to himself, disappointedly. "Too bad, for I'm curious to see what the inside of that old mill looks like." He glanced along the creek, which -was profusely bor dered with reeds and other kinds of water vegetation. "Maybe I can find a bridge somewhere up near the Jllill," he thought. With this idea he decided to keep on along the bank of the sluggish stream After following the stream for p,erhaps a quarter of a mile it swung toward the shore, with a broad sweep, and then, to his great satisfaction, he discovered that the windmill, after all, was on the same side o.f the creek that he was. "I never would have thought that from down yonder," he mused, as he kept on. All was lonesome ancl silent about the old mill, which was a wooden structure of two stories, and a kind of loft covered with a peaked roof, the whole, including the four ponderous, naked wings, that once drove the machinery within, in an ert!ellent state of preservation. The doorway stood wide open, and Bob walked inside and looked. around, with boyish curiosity. T his was opened and' inspected by Mr. Sackman, who found, as he expected, that everything was exactly as it Had been at his last visit The place was quite bare-nothing to see but the four walls, the flooring and a stairway at one end, leading to an opening in the ceiling. Of course, Bob determined to see what was upstairs, and he was soon standing on the'Second floor, which was equally When they were done with the house, they went over the bare as the ground floor.


,. MAKING MONEY. 9 'rhc re was anoth e r ope nin g in the c e ilin g of that floor, communicating with the loft, but as the re was no means of r e a c hing it, Bob c ould not pursue his inve s tigations any furth e r in that dire c tion. On the whole the old mill did not pan out as he had expected it would, and he was rather disappointed. "It isn't so much, after all, but, judging from the num ber of initials cut around in the woodwork a good many sightseers come here. I'll just add my own "B. E." to the bunch, and the n I'll get back to the Harper place." Bob got his knife out and carved his 'two initials on a bare place. "That shows I've been here at any rate," he said. Then he returned to the ground floor. Throwing one last glance around the place, he saw what he hadn't noticed during his first survey-the outline of a door, with a keyhole, but no knob. "That leads into a closet, I suppose," he mused. "I wonder if it' s locked ?" He took out his knife, and inserting the big blade in the crack near the keyhole, found no difficulty in prying it open. A large and dusty closet stood revealed, with a in it, thickly covered by cobwebs. In the floor was a trap-door, which worked on hinges, and there was a ring at one end by which it could be taised. What immediately struck Bob as peculiar was that while the floor all around was thickly covered with dust, which looked as if it had been trampled over, the trap itself was almost clear of the same. His curiosity was excited, and he determined to see whlft was under the floor. He had no trouble in lifting the trap, and found a rude stairway below, leading down into Stygian darkness. He went down a few steps and then flashed a match around. By the light he could make out a cellar, which extended under the whole of the mill. Descending the stairs to an earthy flooring, he lit an other match and proceeded to survey the place. A portion of the cellar was choked up with debris, and there were several boxes of different 13izes scattered around, on the biggest one of which stood a lantern with a bit of candle in it. Beside it were a couple of good china ;!ates, with scraps of food on them, two cups and two sa:ucers, two knives, two forks, and two spoons. On another box was a small oil-stove, and an oil-can on the ground beside it. In one corner was a rude couch, larlje enough to accom modate two persons, on which lay a pair of blankets and a couple of soft bundles that answered for pillows. There were many other signs also showing that the place was or had been recently, occupied by a brace of lodgerspossibly tramps. Bob took the liberty of lighting the lantern, as furnishing a better illumination than a match,and with that in hand he made a complete survey of the cellar. In the rear of the place he found a s'.1 or e l s tanJing against the wall, and evidences near)ly that the earth had been lately disturbed. "Somebody bas been digging here, that's plain to be I seen," he said to himself. "What c o uld the y have been digging here for, or perhaps they buried someLhi11g? Well, it's none of my business. Besides, I haven't time to in vestigate further." He blew out the light, replaced the lantern on the box, just as he had found it, remounted the steps, shut down the trap, and pushed open the cfoset door. As he stepped out into the room a man confronted hima man who, to his great surprise, he in s tantly recognized. It was Dunstan Leach, the rascal who had assaulted and robbed Mr. Sackman some weeks since in his Wall Street office, and was now out on bail pending his trial for the crime. CHAPTER VI. IN WHIOH BOB FINDS HIMSELF UP AGAINST IT. The recognition was mutual, and Leach started back, with a smothered imprecation. "So it's you, is it?" he exclaimed, glaring at the boy. "Well, what of it?" retorted Bob, looking him squarely in the eye. "Why, you young monkey--" he began, raising his fist, and then he stopped. "What brings you down to this neighborhood?" he went on, in a compressed voice. "This is a free country, I guess," replied Bob, coolly; "and I have a right to be here as anywhere else." "You're a Wall Street messenger boy. I want to know what brought you down to this part of Long Island?" "You've got a pretty tall nerve, I must say. However, I don't mi'lld telling you that I came down on business." "What business?" "I don't recognize your right to inquire into my affairs," retorted Bob, coldly. Leach uttered1 an angry snort and looked as if nothing would suit him better than to strike the boy to tlie floor. If he had any such intention he managed to curb it. "Why are you spying around this mill?" he asked, in an ugly voice. "You didn't come here for nothing, I'll bet." "That's true enough," replied Bob. "I came over here to look at this old mill." "Ob, you did, eh?" "Yes, I did." "I suppose you expect me to believe that cock-and-bull' story," sneered Leach. "I'm not worrying myself about whether you believe it or not, as I guess my business is not yours." "You're putting on a lot of airs for a chap of your size and years," snarled Leach. "I s'pose you think hl:lca.vse you got the best of me in Wall Street that you can ride rough shod over me down here. Well, you'll find that it won't work, see? I have got it in for you for butting into my business and queering me that and I make it a ......


.. 10 MAKING MONEY. point always to pay my debts. Such smart alecks as you "Well, you had no business clown there." require a taking clown once in awhile to teach them to mind "I have as much right to go clo1_Vn there as you two have," their own business and not other people's." replied Bob, who was now assured that Leach and Stitlger "I don't want anything to do with you,. Dunstan Leach," were the free lodgers of the old mill. said Bob, starting to move away. "What did you see there?" snarled Stidger. "Well, I want something to do with you. Now that "What do you suppose a person could see in a dark hole you've put yourself in a position where I can square the like that?" score between us, I'm going to do it," said Leach, putting Stidger appeared to be relievecl somewhat by the boy's out his hand and detaining him. non-committal reply'. "I'd advise you to let me alone," replied Bob, "There ain't nothin' to be seen," he said. ) back, aggressively. "Then what are you kicking about?" asked Bob. "You "I suppose you thirik I can't master you, eh?" said two seem to be making a big rumpus over nothing. I came Leach, advancing on him in a threatening way. over to this old mill just to look at it, because I heard it "If you do it will be after a fight," replied the boy, was more than a hundred years old. It's deserted, so anyresolutely. body has a right to go over it from roof to cellar if he "I don't think you'll get the chance to put up much of a wants to'.9 That's what I've been doing, and I didn't figure fight," replied Leach, springing at him. on any one stopping me, as there's no signs posted up, Bob jumped aside and tried to make a dash for the door. warning people away. So now you know why I'm here, Leach was too quick for him, and the two closed in a though I don't know that it's any business of yours, one struggle for the mastery. way or the other. Now I want you to take your hands off While they were struggling to and fro across the fl.aor, me and let me go, or you'll find yourself in trouble." trying to throw each other, another man appeared at the '#What trouble will we find ourselves in?" sneered Leach. doorway. "Mr. Sackman knows I came over to this mill, and if I He was a stocky, tough-looking chap, whose pock-marked don't return in. a reasonable time, he'll be over here looking features were partially covered with a two weeks' growth of for nie." stubbly beard. "Mr. Sackman, eh? What's he doing down in this part A shabby sat upon a bullet sup, of the country?" ported by a thick, bull neck, sprmgmg from a pair of broad "You'd better go over to Mr. Harper's and ask him," shoulders. retorted Bob in a sarcastic tone. "You'll find him on the l"Ie was evidently surprised .at what he saw, but did not lose much time in coming to the assistance of Leach, which showed that the two were associates. Of course, as soon as he laid hands on Bob, the luckv boy had no further show in the scrap. "Hold on to him, Stidger, till I can get something to tie him with," said Leach. "What do you want to tie him for? he been cloin' ?" asked the other. "This is the boy that did me up in Wall Street. I would have gpt clean off with Sackman's $5,000 in gold only for him." "You don't say So this is the boy, eh?" said Stidger, regarding Bob with no little curiosity. "He's a spunky looking rooster. What's he cloin' here in the mill? He belongs. in New York, doesn't he?" "He's spying around the place." "What!;' roared Stidger, fiercely. "Spyin', eh?" "Yes. I caught him coming out of that door." "What were you doin' in that place, you young monkey?" grated Stidger, swinging Bob around. "What's that your business?" replied the boy. "You don't own this mill." "Look here, I'll twist your neck for you if you talk to me in that way. Were you down in the cellar?" "Yes, I was clown in the cellar. What of it?" Bob's nerve and coolness seemed to stagger the bullneck rascal. piazza if you go away." Leach and Stidger exchanged glances, and seemed in terested in Bob's words. "Diel you come down here from New York with Sackman?" asked Leach. "I did." "What brought Sackman to the Harper place? The house is shut u1)," said Leach, in evident surprise. "What business is that of yours? You seem uncom monly interested in the movements of l\'Ir. Sackman and myself," said Bob, beginning to suspect that there was something at the bottom of Leach's persistent attempts to discover the reason for the presence of himself and the lawyer in that neighborhood. Dunstan Leach glared at the boy. "I'll fix you all right in about a minute," he said, vin dictively, making a move toward the closet door. At that moment Bob became conscious that Sticlger's grip on his arms 1'ac1 relaxed, and, taking instant aclvantage of the circumstance, he. broke away and made a dash for the door. The bull-necked rascal was after him in a moment, but Bob was fleet of foot and soon distanced him. Stidger, after following the boy for a quarter of a mile, gave up the chase and returned to the mill, while Bob kept on toward the Harper property, and inside of fifteen min utes rejoined Mr. Sackman on the piazza of the house.


MAKING MONEY. 11 "What's the matter, Bob?" asked the lawyer. "You look overheated, as if you'd been running." "l have been Tunning," replied the young messenger. "What occasioned your hurry?" asked Mr. Sackman, curiously. "You'd never guess, so I'll tell you. I met with quite an adventure over at that old mill." "Indeed?" "You'd never dream who I ran across there." "Somebody you know?" "Somebody that we both h.""D.ow rather too well, I guess." "You excite my curiosity. :Who was it?" "The rascal who assaulted you in ran off with your satchel containing the $5,000 in gold-Dunstan Leach." "You don't mean it!" exclaimed Mr. Sackman, in a tone of astonishment. "I do mean it," answered Bob, who then told the la:wyer all the particulars of his meeting with Leach and his tough companion. "So that rascal" and another chap are making the cellar of the old mill their head quarters, eh?" said Mr. Sackman. "It looks like it," replied Bob. "Maybe Leach is planning to jump his bail on the case we have against him when he's called for trial. The grancl jury will reach the case in a few days, and after hearing our testimony is bound to return an indictment." "If that is his purpose I guess he'll change his quarters ;iow that he knows I am on to him." "Probably; but it won't do any harm to notify the Say ville authorities of the characte:r of these two fellows in their midst so that they can be on the lookout for them on general principles." "That's right," replied Bob. At that moment they were called to tea and both ad journed to the dining-room. Next morning they started for Sayville to catch the early train for New York. Mr. took the trouble to look up the head con stable of the village, but found that that official had gone to Riverhead, where ihe county jail was. He fa.iled to locate one of the other constables before train-time, so he had to give the matter up for the present. "I'll send a letter containing all the particulars to the head constable as soon as I reach my office. That will answer as well," he remarked to Bob. A few hours later both were back in Wall Street, attend ing to business. Mr. Sackman, however, forgot to write the letter in ques1 tion. CHAPTER VII. IN WHICH BOB SPOILS A CROOKED GAiIE AND IS SUITABLY REWARDED. Next mornin& Bob ran into Mr. Sackman's office for a few minutes; to see Dora. "How did you enjoy your short trip to Long Island?" asked the stenographer, with a smile. "Fine," replied Bob. ''I earned $10 by helping Mr. Sackman with his of Mr. Harper's property." "But you missed that baseball game at the Polo Grounds you and your friend were going to," she laughed. "I'm willing to miss any ball game for $10. Business before pleasure is my motto always. How did you put in the day?" "Lily and I took a long trolley ride up to Mamaroneck,'> she answered. "It's a trip we've been looking forward to for some time." "Have a good time?" "Splendid." "The next time you girls want to take such a ride, let Joe and me take you, will you?" asked Bob, eagerly. "You are very kind to suggest it," replied Dora, flashing one of her fetching, sidelong glances at the messen ger. "Say, do you object to taking such a ride next Sunday?" "If Lily will go I might agree to it." Bob immediately put it up to her friend across the room, telling her that Joe would be pleased to death to accompany her. The proposition put both girls in a flutter, but neither could be induced to give a decided answer then. "I'll let you know by Saturday,'' said Dora, and Bob had to be contented with that. When Bob told Joe about the invitation he had given the girls to take a trolley ride, he was delighted. "Do you think they'll go?" he asked, eagerly. "I think they will." "Gee! That suits me right down to the ground :floor. Where shall we go?" "I'm going to propose to take the ferry over to &rt Lee, and the cars from that place. out. How does that strike you?" "It strikes me all right. I don't care where we go as long as Lily goes." "That's what I supposed. It's the girls and not the ride that interest ns. Isn't that so?" grinned Bob. "Bet your it is." That afternoon Mr. Danforth sent Bob with a message to a wholesale jewelry establishment on Maiden Lane. The broker had ordered a handsome diamond brooch to be made for his wife as a birthday present, and he was anxious to find out if it would be ready on time. Bob was instructed to return with a definite answer. When he reached tile store the man he had to see waS" engaged with a lady in swell attire to whom he was show ing a tray of diamonds. She seemed hard to please, and Bob sat on a. stool nearby to await his turn. The lady was such an attractive woman that his eyes wandered frequently toward her, and he noticed that dur ing the critical examination of the jems she was handling that on one occasion she distracted the clerks attention for .. ..


12 MAKING MONEY. a moment and then put her hand under th e outside mold ing of the counter, where she let it remain a moment. He thought nothing of the and after tim e the lady decided that none of the diamonds pleased her and started to leave the store. The sharp-eyed salesman immediately noticed that one oi. the most valuable diamonds was missing fromthe tray. His suspicions were immediately aroused, and he called the lady back, filaking a quick signal to one of the other employes, who went and stood in the doorway. Bob stepped to the counter as the lady returned in a haughty wa.y. "Madam," said the salesman, politely but firmly, "haven't you made a mistake?" "A mistake, sir What do you mean?" she demanded, with a flash of her eye. "Haven't you accidentally retained one of those dia monds I was just showing you?" "Sir Do you mean to insult me?" "Not at all, madam," replied the gentleman, who hap pened to be the junior partner of the firm, and whose specialty was unset diamonds. "But one of the stones the one, I ma.y say, that I observed your eye more than any of the others, is missing." "Do you dare infer that I have stolen your diamond?" she demanded, indignantly. "Perhaps it accidentally dropped into your small wallet. Would you oblige me by looking for it?" "My wallet was not open, sir. Your insinuation is an and you shall pay dearly for insulting me. My husband, sir, will demand an explanation and an apology." "I am sorry, madam, but I am afraid the diamond is in your possession, and unless you give it up it will be neces sary to search you." Bob stood by, astonished at the proceedings. He was satisfied in his own mind that the handsomely attired lady was innocent of the serious charge. He had been watching her most of the time, and was sure that she had not opened her wallet, nor put her hand in her pocket. Nor had she placed her hand on any part of her clothes, or lifted her :fingers to her mouth. Consequently, to his inexperienced judgment of diamond crooks, he did not see how she could have the diamond in her possession. The lady made tt big kick against the threatened indig nity, but the salesman was inexorable. Suddenly turning to Bob, she said : "Young man, you were present while I was standing here, and I call on you as a witness that this man has grossly insulted me. I want your name and address. Will you oblige me with it?" "Certainly, ma'am," replied Bob. He took out one of Mr. Danforth's cards and, writing his on it, handed it to her. "Thank you. You shall be rewarded. Now, sir, you may search me if yoli choose." Th e h eacl o.f the house was now on the scene, ancl il 1 c junior p a rtn e r, after an e x planation o.f the cir cums t1\nces, turned the lady over to him. He invited her into his office, and sent for hi s ste1; 10grapher, who was educated in the role that was some times required of her. Bob now handed his note to the diamond salesman. The gentleman read it and told him to wait till he went upstairs to the workroom. While he was waiting, the lady re-entered the store from the office, with a triumphant smile on her face, and passed out of the store, with great dignity, entering a carriage in waiting at .file curb ancl was driven off. Bob heard one of the clerks remark to another that he guessed the firm would be up against a suit for damages. At that moment a stylishly dressed young man entered the store and went directly to the same place on the long counter lately occupied by the lady." A clerk hastened to wait on him, and he asked to see some diamond rings. While the clerk was opening the glass case to get a tray of them, Bob saw the man put his hand under the moulding of the counter, just as the lady did, and run it along sev eral inches. Then his :fingers seemed to close over something, and he casually put his hand in the pocket of his sack coat and withclrew his handkerchi ef. Like a flash it struck Bob that he saw through the whole game which had been played under his eyes. Some months before he had read in a paper of a woman in Chicago who had brought suit a gainst a diamond mer. chant for being accused of stealing a valuable gem that was not found on her person when she was searched. She got a verdict for several thousand dollars. A shrewd detective, however, was put on the case and the diamond was subsequently found in her possession. It developed that the woman, on entering the store, had attached a wad of gum to the molding of the counter, into which she had covertly managed to convey the diamond in .question. After her departure a man confederate had enter e d and while being waited on had detached the gum, put it in hi s pocket and departed, without making any purchase. Bob was so excited at the discovery that he had made that he couldn't await the return of the junior partner, but asked to see the head of the house. He hastened into the private office and laid his suspi cions before the gentleman, who acted at once. The dapper young man was asked to walk into the private room. He took alarm at such an unusual request, and started to leave the store, but was headed off by Bob and another clerk. The young messenger; in the proprietor's presence, put his hand into the man's pocket ancl pulled out a thick wad of gum. The diamond wa11 found sticking in the gum :


MAKING MONEY. 13 A policeman was sent for and the swell crook given in charge. Bob was highly complimented for his instrurpentality in recovering the gem, which was worth $6,000, and was re warded with a check for $500. Then he returned to the office, with a note in his pocket for his boss, and very well pleased with the result of his visit to Maiden Lane. Practically, it's only a question of experience and money. I'm making the money by slow degrees and in line for the experience, so there is no telling but some day the froi;ted glass half of an office door may read: 'Robert Evans, Stocks and Bonds.' When that day comes, if it ever does, I hope a certain very charming young lady will be in a position where I am expected to pay her dressmaking, millinery and other bills." CHAPTER VIII. When opposite the Stock Exchange he 1'.an into Joe, bound on an errand to Exchange Place. "Well, old man, you haven't done anything startling A HERO IN SPITE OF HIMSELF. since I saw youlast, have you?" he asked, with a chuckle. Of course the incident got into the newspapers, and Bob "If you don't quit your kidding me, Joe, I'll put it all was made -0ut to be a bright and observing young chap, over you," replied Bob. with the instincts of a born detective. you will! Why, you wouldn't hit me for a farm." Many of the brokers who knew him well clapped him on "Don't you be so sure of that. Once on a time there was the back when they met him on the street and told him a fellow just like you who took advantage of--" that they thought he must have missed his true calling That is as far as .Bob got, for a great uproar at the head in life. of Nassau Street attracted not only his attention, and Joe's, Mr. Banforth complimented him, and laughingly rebut every one else in the iminediate neighborhood. marked that his visit to Maiden Lane had turned out to "What's up nowl'4' asked Joe, in some excitement. be the most profitable errand he had ever executed in his "A I'll bet," replied Bob. "See the people life. scattering." "Yes, sir, I guess it was," chuckled Bob. "I wish you There was no doubt what it was a moment later, for a had a few more of that kind to send me on. When it comes wild-eyed horse, attached to buggy, shot out from to making money, I'm on the job." Nassau Street at breakneck speed and darted into Broad "Well, here, take this note down to Broker Smith in Street. the Mills Building. Maybe you'll be able to pick up a tip, As it came ar,;mnd the ci>rner an electric-light post not or a pocketbook, or a lost bank-book, or something of that only relieved it of the buggy, the front wheel of which kind before you get back," laughed the broker. caught and stuck fast, but also scra ped every bit of the "If I could choose between the lot, I'd prefer to find a harness from its back. good tip, for there's money in those things," replied Bob, More badly frightened than ever, the animal kept on its leaving the room, getting his hat and rushing off. wild career, unchecked. "Where are you going now, Detective Bob?" asked Joe, lhe beating of its hoofs on the pavement se;rved as a meeting him at the door of' the elevator. danger signal, and th.ere was a general scurrying of passing "Mills Building." brokers and others in front of the Morgan Bank to get out "So long, then. I wouldn't be surprised if you did of its way. something to get your name in the paper before you got Without thinking of the danger, Bob dashed into the back." street and began waving his arms at the animal. .-/ "You seem to worry a good deal about me, Joe. Just It paid no more attention to him than if he hadn't been forget it, will you?" there . "You won't let a fellow, or the public either, forget you," Then a sudden plan occurred to the boy, who seemed to replied Joe) grinning. be at home in anything in the gymnastic line. Bob sprang into the elevator, and was presently on the Why he took the desperate risk that he did he never could street. afterward explain. I Down Broad Street he hustled till he reached the Mills The plan simply :flashed through his brain on the spur Building, where he took an elevator for the fourth :floor. of the mo:nient; and he put it into practice without a moBroker Smith was engaged and Bob had to sit down and ment's thought. wait till he was disengaged, which was not long, and then He had noticed that the horse was heading straight for he delivered his note. the big mass of excited curb brokers, and if it struck them "No answer," said the trader, and Bob left the office to somebody was bound to be done up. return. He ready to try to get on its back. He stopped for a moment to watch the curb brokers, .who A crouch, a leap, and in another momei;it, amid a buzz of seemed to be greatly excited over the sudden rise of some astonishment and admiration from hundreds of mouths, mining stock. Bob caught its flying mane and alighted on the runaway's "I wouldn't mind being a broker myself," mused Bob, as back. he \vatched the traders. "Maybe I will be one some day. Bob tlien to realize the danger of his situa-


MAKING MONEY. tion, and knew that not a moment was to be los t in checkof the line paraded that special block in Broad Street, amid ing the animal before it either struck and penetrated the the greatest enthusiasm. rope, which encircled the curb market, or slipped down on A reporter, with a camera, happening along, took a snap the street and sent him flying over its head onto the stone shot of the scene, with Bob in the foreground, and next roadway. morning it appeared in a prominent daily, with a long Bob had read and was familiar with an old cowboy trick story attached, the materials for which were subsequently -a trick which it is said only daring riders can perform. obtained by other reporters, hurried by 'phone to the scene. That was to cut off the horse's wind. Bob was a long time getting back to his office that after-It was certainly a desperate expedient even for the darnoon, and before he :finally did show up, with his pockets ing boy to attempt on crowded Broad Street. filled "'.ith a assortlllent of bills contributed Gripping the animal with his left leg, Bob grasped the by the grateful curb traders, the news was known to Mr. mane with his left hand, swung out to one side and forDanforth, who was fairly dumfounded with astonishment ward, and seized the horse by the nostrils, with the other at what his messenger boy had done. hand. All the clerks in the office were talking about the inciFortunately for the hero of this1 story, the trick was dent, as reported by eye-witnesses who came into the office. brilliantly successful. Joe himself had seen the whole thing, of course, and for. The moment the animal's breath was stopped it was got all about the errand he was bound on. obliged to slow down. He hung around, watching the crowd, and the subseA tremendous shout of alarm went up from the mass of quent procession of the curb traders, bearing Bob aloft like brokers at that mornent. a conquering hero. They heaved and fought wildly to escape the danger they The brokers themselves would have given to saw bearing down on them, but they had taken the alarm have had a band to head that march. too late to have escaped the disaster but for Bob's magHowever, they furnished the best music they could, in 1ni:ficent feat. a vocal way. One would have thought a fire or a riot was in progress At last Joe hurriedly performed his errand and then from the way everybody in the neighborhood was running rushed back to the office to carry the news in to the girls, down Broad Street after the flying horse. who were startled into a pitch of excitement over his Scores of windows were slammed up in the office buildgraphic description of what had happened and was still ings, and everybody looked for trouble. happening in Broad Street. They were disappointed. Well, it was all over at last; and Bob was permitted to The animal fetched up against the rope with just force escape. enough to tear away one of the iron supports, and then it He just kited back to the office, avoiding every one along by the plucky boy. the road as if they were a.ffiicted with a pestilence. In a moment boy and horse were surrounded by a set!h He reported to Mr. Danforth, and what that gentleman ing crowd that spread out from curb to curb. said made him blush all over again. Cheer after cheer went up when it was seen that nobody He nearly had a scrap with Joe later on, because his had been injured, not even the horse. chum tried to tell him what a hero he had made of himself. A sc0re of hands were extended to grasp Bob's hand and Next morning every paper had a big account of the in-shake it. cident, and all day long he had to run a gantlet of wellEverybody in that mob was just wild to testify their apmeaning brokers, many of whom he had never met before preciation. in his life. And Amid it all Bob sat upright and smiled at the en-The glory he got out of that affair was enough to last an thusiastic furore he was the recipient of. average person all his life, and his mother and sister were He couldn't get away from it even if he had wanted to.. so proud of him that he had to call a halt to their en. Practically, it was the proudest moment in his life. thusiasm on the subject. He was a real hero, and that is what all boys hanker after. The monetary result amounted to over $500, and that A policeman finally rescued Bob, with a good deal of with tb.e $500 he got out of the Maiden Lane matter made difficulty, from his prominent position, and took charge of him worth $3,500 all told. the horse. What Dora and Lily said to him when they saw him we He had already been recognized by several brokers, who will not dwell on. passed his name around, until it flew from .mouth to mouth, We are bound to say that he was delighted to have made and several persons had called for for Bob Evans himself a hero in Dtira's eyes, and she was happy to believe Bob had to fight his way out of the surging crowd, but that he appeared to so much of her. he did not accomplish it before the curb brokers, wide awake At any rate, she went with him on the trolley ride on the now to his heroism, clustered about him, raised him on their following Sunday, and J oe was on hand to see that Lily shoulders, formed a procession, and with hll:n at the head did not get in any way.


MAKING MONEY. l5 They had a bang-up time, and and Joe made ar rangements for a continuance of the same at some time in the near future. / CHAPTER IX. THE DOING UP OF DUNSTAN LEACH AND BILL STIDGER. On Monday morning, as Bob was riding down to his business, his eye came across a story in the paper that riveted his attention. It was headed: "Mysterious Robbery at Oakdale, Long Island." Then it went on to state that Major Stagg's home had been invaded by thieves, who carried off a box of bonds, and several thousand dollars' worth of silverware and jewelry. There was no clew to the perpetrators of the crime, which had occurred during the small hours of Saturday night. The story set Bob to thinking pretty hard, ancl his thoughts were connected in a strong way with Dunstan Leach and his bull-necked. comrade, who looked to him like a jail-bird, if he had ever seen one in print. "A dollar to a doughnut that they're at the bottom of this," muttered Bob to himself. "Mr. Sackman will say the same, too." As soon as the lawyer came down to his office, Bob went in to see him on the subject. He agreed with Bob that Leach and Stidger were easily open to suspicion. While they -were talking a telegraph messenger came in and handed Mr. Saclunan a dispatch. When he tore it open and glanced over the few words it contained he jumped nearly two feet off his chair. "Mr. Harper's place was looted last night," he said, excitedly, to Bob. "What! You don't mean it!" exclaimed the astonished boy. "That's what tl1e dispatch says. It's from the care taker. I must take the first train down there. I'd like you to come. Do you think Mr. Danforth can spare you?" "I'll ask him, if you say so," said. Bob. "Do so," said the lawyer. "Has he come down yet?" "He hadn't arrived 1hen I left the office to come in here." "Well, run in a nd see if he's there now." Mr. Danforth had just come and was rather surprised at Bob's request. He went in and saw the lawyer. When he returned he told Bob be could go for the day. Bob so reported to Mr. Sackman, and the two soon after left Wall Street for the Long Island depot in Brooklyn. In due time they reached Sayville, where a conveyance was waiting to take them over to the Harper property. They found the head constable of the village awaiting them He had already been over the house, taking note of the means the thieves had adopted to enter the house The lawyer, accompanied by Bob, with the property ech e dule, went over thG place and a careful estimate o f the loss was footed up. It amounted to several thousand dollars, at a conserva tive figure. The lawyer had a consultation with the constable, and it was decided to go over to the old mill and see what they could discover. Bob, of course,. went along to pilot the way to the cellar. At the door of the mill they were surprised to see Dun stan Leach and Bill Stidger seatecl in th e shade of the building, contentedly smoking a pipe each. That gave the constable the immediate impression that those rascals could hardly be the guilty parties. Mr. Sackman and Bob, however, thought differently They simply regarded it as a piece of colossal nerve on the part of Leach and his associate. At any rate, they proposed to call what they believed to be a bluff and see what came of it. Leach and Stidger appeared to be surprised when the party halted before them. "You seem to be strangers around here," saicl the con stable "Where are you putting up?" "You mean where do we lodge?" asked Leach, inno cently "Me and my friend here, being in temporary hard luck, are lodging at present in the cellar of this mill Any harm in that?" "If you have no visible means of support I shall have to arrest you both under the vagrant act." "We're not for w e have some money," replied Leach, displaying several bills. "Since 3 i ou appear to have money, why are you living like ?" asked the constable, suspiciously "I thc; mght this was a free country," replied Leach. "If we choose to save our money, instead of handing it over to some greedy farmer, haven't we a right to do it?" "What object have you in remaining in this part of the country?" continued the constable, sharply. "We're just passing the summer-taking an outing, as it were, for our health." you'll have to accompany me before the justice Your presence in this old mill is suspicious, if nothing else. You can explain your case to him. If he's willing to let you stay here, well and good; but I don't believe he'll stand for it." "It's mighty hard -that the liberty of a free and enlight ened American citiz'en should be interfered with by a coun try justice," replied Leach, in an injured tone, making no effort to rise. "I'm not going to argue the matter with you, my man. get up, both of you, and come along with me." Leach and Stidger rose, with evident reluctance. '.'Do you expect us to walk all the way to Sayville ?" asked the chief rascal. "No. I've a wagon about half a mile from here," replied the constable. "All right. Lead on, we. will follow."


16 MAKING MONEY. = "No, you won't. You will proceed first, where I can "Quite distinctly, Bob." keep my eye on you." "I'll bet they're unearthing their plunder !or the pur" Are you going to treat us like criminals?" demanded pose of removing it." Leach, in a tone of assumed indignation. "I dare say they are. I can't imagine how they got "I am going to treat you as I think you deserve," replied away from the constable." the officer. "Are you coming, Mr. Sackman?" "They must have jumped 6n him unawares and done him "We shall remain here a little while, and will meet you up." later at the hou se," replied the lawyer. "I'm afraid they did. It was a risky thing for them to Leach flas hed a keen glance at Mr Sackman, whispered attempt in open daylight." something to Stidger, and then started. off with the con"They knew what they had to expect if they were landed stable. before a justice." "Now, you and I will take a look at the cellar and see "They may leave us here in the cellar, helpless, after they what we can find down there," said the lawyer to Bob, as take their stolen stuff away," said the lawyer, "and then soon as they were alone. what will become of us?" "Very well, sir," answered the young messenger, leading "I expect that is what they mean to do. They wouldn't the way into the mill and toward the door, without a handle, dare release us." in wal l. . While were talking, Bob was busy with his bonds, His knife pried it open, as before, then he pomted out" and by great good fortune succeeded in working one of his the trapdoor. hands loose. Lifting that by the ring, the stairs were before them, and down they proceeded to the floor beyond. Bob struck a match and they both looked around. The place was not materially changed since Bob was there before. The lantern stood on the same box, and Bob lighted the candle in it. A careftil. jlearch of the place revealed no traces of any concealed swag. The shovel was not where Bob saw it before, and the spot where the earth had appeared to be disturbed was now hidden under a pile of rubbish. "Well," remarked the lawyer, "if those rascals are really the thieves who robbed the Stagg and Harper houses, they've hidden their plunder quite successfully." "I'll bet it's here, somewhere I'm certain they are the guilty ones," said Bob. "Oh, you are certain, are you?" said a voice behind them. Bob and the lawyer started and turned about, only to receive a heavy blow alongside their heads that stretched them both, half stunned, on the ground. , When they recovered from the shock they found their hands and feet bound and their eyes bandaged. "This is what you git for buttin' in where it ain't none of your business," said a voice that Bob recognized as Bill Stidger's, and he wondered how the rascals had got away from the constable. Neither of the pr,isoners opened his mouth in reply, and presently they .felt themselves lifted and propped against the stone wall of the cellar. There they were left, and the two men were soon afterward heard talking at a distance. "Are you there, Mr. Sackman?" asked Bob, in a low tone. "Yes, Bob. We seem to be in a bad fix." "You are tied and blindfplded, too, I s'pose ?" "I am." "Those rascals seem to be at the further end of the cellar. Don't you hear a shovel?" To draw out the other was easy, and then he cautiously lifted the bandage that was about his eyes so he could see with one eye. He said nothing as yet about his good luck to the law yer, but bided his time. Stidger at the moment was carrying a small iahogany box up the cellar steps. He disappeared, and then Bob heard his footsteps on the floor above. While he was away; Leach began i;o dig in a new spot, after clearing away some of the rubbish. When Stidger returned, he picked up a bag of something heavy, which Leach lifted from the fresh hole and carried that out of the cellar also. Leach then cleared more rubbish away and commenced digging again. The work went on until half a dozen more sacks were removed from the cellar, Leach accompanying his com panion in the last trip above. Bob then thought it time to act. He got out his knife, cut his feet loose, and then sur prised Mr. Sackman by freeing him. "Q-qick, now," said Bob. "Grab that billet of wood and I'll take this one. They have left the trap open, so we may expect them to come back. We'll hide under the stairs, and when they come down we must let them have it good and hard. You attend to Stidger and I'll tackle Leach. We must knock them out at the first blow, if we can." They had hardly secreted themselves before back came the rascals. As they reached the foot of the stairs, Bob and the lawyer sprang out upon them, and before either was aware of what was going to happen, they were laid out, stunned and bleed ing, on the earth. Bob lost no time in getting the ropes which had been used to bind their own limbs, and he and the lawyer u sed them on the two rascals.


MAKING MONEY. Leaving them where they lay, both ran upstairs to the ground floor of the mill. Gojng outside, they were surprised to find the constable's light wagon standing before the door Evidently, Leach and Stidger had got rid of the officer and run off with his rig. Apparently, all their plunder was piled in the wagon. It was clear that they had intended to take it away with them to some other place, if not to ew York. "Since we have this wagon at our disposal," said Bob, "we might as well load Leach and Stidger on it, too, and carry the outfit to Sayville. The police will insist on hold ing the stolen property as evidence until after the fellows are tried." Mr. Sackman agreed to.Bob's suggestion, and they carried the prisoners out of the cellar, one at a time. Then they started for the village. The head i;:!onstable was found lying tied in a lonesome part of the road, and Bob speedily released him. He explained that he had been suddenly attacked and overcome by the rascals. He took charge of the wagon, the plunder and the pris oners. It took about an hour to reach the lock-up in the village, and the prisoners were handcuffed and placed in a cell. An inventory was taken of the stolen property, and then Major Stagg and Mr. Sackman were each allowed to take his share away. The lawyer gave Bob full credit for the capture of the thieves and the recovery of the stolen property, and Major Stagg expressed his gratitude by a $1,000 check, payable to Bob's order, which Mr. Sackman afterward supplemented with another for $500. The lawyer and Bob returned to New York by a late train. CHAl?TER X. BOB GETS HOLD OF A TIP AND IS ON THE JOB WITH BOTH FEET. < The Long Island correspondents of the big metropolitan dailies sent in the story of the two robberies along the South Shore, the capture of the thieves and recovery of the stolen property by Bob Evans, with such assistance as Mr. Sackman was able to render, and the particulars were duly published next morning. Joe Vincent read the article in his favorite journal as he rode downtown to business, and. was duly astonished to learn of the part his chum had played in the matter. I "My graciou,s !" he exclaimed. "Bob is having all sorts of stirring adventures, it seems to me. He ought to be the hero of a story-book I wonder wl1y something doesn't happen to me? Now, if I only could rescue Lily Page from under the wheels of an automobile, or pull her from a house afire, or do anything that would make me solid with her for good, I'd be right in it. I'd get into the pa pers, too, and and everybody would say I was a brave fel-low. I wonder how it feels to see yourself in print, and know that a million or more people are thinking about you? But I suppose no such luck is reserved for me. Some people never get into the limelight if they live to be a hundred." Dora White also read the story of Bob's plucky experi ence, and showed the article to Lily on the train, for they were accustomed to come downtown together. "Isn't he smart?" exclaimed Lily, admiringly. Dora didn't reply, but she thought a lot, just the sqm' J oe was waiting out in the corridor to see Bob, when t!ie latter appeared. "Say, you're all to the mustard, old man!" cried Vincent, as soon as he saw his frie*1.d. "Everything seems to come your way." "So you've been reading about me in the paper, have you?" replied Bob, with a laugh. "Sure I have. There's two-thirds of a column about your adventure in my paper. You're getting to be the whole thing." "I can't help that, Joe. I didn't hunt for all that trouble. I was forced into it. If those chaps had left us alone there might have been a different story to tell. By trapping us they only laid a worse trap for themselves. I'll bet they are kicking themselves for monkeying with us at all. However, they only got what was coming to them. Dunstan will have to stay in jail now, I guess He is a pretty hard case, and his friend Stidger isn't any bett&." When Mr. Danforth came down he called Bob into his private room and had the boy tell him the story from beginning to end. "You're a clever lad, Bob," was his final comment. "So you got a reward of $1,000 from Major Stagg?" "Yes, sir. Here's the check. Wili you cash it for me?" "Certainly. I suppose you'll get something more from Harper by and by?" "Mr. Sackman, who has charge of the place, promised me $500." "You'll be well off for a messenger boy." Mr. Danforth would have been surprised if he had known that his young employee was worth a matter of $2,500, in dependent of the recent rewards, greater part of which he had made out of his deal in M. & 0. shares. Bob, however, didn't thinl) it necessary to tell him about that. That afternoon Mr. Sackman handed Bob his check for the promised $500. "I seem to be making money these days, all right," said Bob that night to his mother and sister at the supper-table. "As soon as you've spent that $300 I gave you the other day, mother, l et me and rn give you some more." "My!" exclaimed Elsie. "You talk as if you were worth a barrel of money." "I hope to be wortl;i that much one of these days. At present $5,000 is the extent of my wad." "Five thousand dollars! Why, that's a small fortune,


118 MAKING MONEY. especially to us who have had such a hard time to get along since father died. I think you ought to let mother take care of it for you, and then you' won't lose it." "I suppose that is what I ought to do, sis; but if I should catch on to another good thing iu the market I'd like to be able to make another haul better than the last, for I only had $500 to work with then, now I've ten times that amount, which would mean ten times the profit." "And ten times the loss, too, if you happened to lose. I don't like the idea of you investing your money in Wall Street. I think you were remarkably fortunate to win before. Next time you might lose all you put up, and that would be too dreadful for anything." "Let me do the worrying, sis. It's my money." Luck they say runs in streaks. If you hit one, or it hits you, you are apt to be fortunate :for some time on a stretch. Everything seems to come your way without any special exertion on your part. That is what people call a run of luck. It looked as if Bob Evans had got into one of those streaks from the morning that the black satchel. had smashed the transom window and bathed him in a shower of gold coin, significant of what was to follow: for next afternoon he accidentally overheard two brokers talking about a syndicate that had just been :formed to corner M. & S. shares. Now, Bob had heard brokers talking many and many times before-perhaps a hundred times-and yet never had their talk conveyed the slightest hint of a pointer before. Yes, luck was certainly tagging after the young messen ger, and Bob, you may well believe, was the boy to take advantage of that fact,. Without any more delay than he could help, he looked up M. & S. and :found that it was going at 49. When next he went to the Exchange he found the trader who had been mentioned as the man who was doing the buying for the syndicate, bidding for the stock, and taking all that was offered at the market price. That was enough for Bob. When he returned to the office he asked for half an hour's le-ave of absence, and getting it, rushed around to the bank in Nassau Street and bought 1,000 shares of M. & S., at 49 1-8, and it took about all his money to cover the margin. Evidently, Bob was a plunger. At any rate, he had the courage of his convictions. He was fully convinced that M. & S. was slated for a boom, and was willing to back that belief with his last coin. After all it is the courageous person who usually suc-ceeds in his ventures. The wavering chap lets the good chances pass by be-cause he's afraid to take the risk. When there was money to be made, Bob was on the job. Later on, when he met Joe, he passed the tip on to him. "Buy M. & S. and help cut the watermelon with me," he said to him. "How much did you buy?" asked Joe. "One thousand shares." Joe nearly dropped. "One thousand shares And you paid how much for it?" "Forty-nine and one-eighth." "Then you've put in every cent of your $5,000 ?" "That's what I did," replied Bob, coolly, as though such a sum was a mere bagatelle to him instead of being all he had. "Say, Bob, you're a corker !" cried Joe, admiringly. "Why, I'd no more take the risk you have than I'd go to the roof of our office building and jump off. Five thou sand would satisfy me for the rest of my life." "You only think it would. If those shares only go up a col,lple of points and I sold ouii. at that I'd make nearly $2,000 in a lump. Now I believe as earnestly as I believe anything that the stock will go up over ten points. I shall be greatly disappointed if I don't clear $10/)00 this trip. That's what I call making money; and that's what I'm out for. I simply feel lucky these clays. I believe if I backed any old long-shot at the races the nag would come in first under the string. When you feel that way always get in on the ground floor while the streak lasts. Time enough to quit when things begin to turn. It is simply making hay while the sun shines. Now, take my advice an,d go the whole hog on M. & S. You won't lose." Joe was carried away by some of Bob's enthusiasm, and he lost no time in buying as many shares of the stock as he could put up the margin for, and that was 40 shares. It cost him 49 1-2. Three days later the price had advanced, by fractions, to 51. "I believe you'll be a millionaire yet, Bob," said Joe, when they came together that day. "I shan't kick if I do become one," replied Bob. "I should say not. I wish I was as lucky as you." "It seems to me you are doing pretty well as it is. You stand to win $400 or $500 on your present investment. What's the matter with that?" "Nothing. I'm satisfied." On the following day some news, whether true or not, leaked out about M. & S. and the stock advanced to 57 before the Exchange closed. The efforts of brokers who wanted to buy the shares de veloped the fact that the stock was scarce, and word being circulated that a big trader had bought a block of 5,000 shares at one point above the market caused a big rush to buy next morning, so that by noon M. & S. was quoted at 62. At two o'clock it had reached 65" and it finally closed at 68. "Shall we sell?" asked Joe, excitedly, when he met Bob at half-past three. "I am going to leave my order at the bank to sell at 70," said Bob. "Then I'm in on that. I've been on pins and needles all afternoon lest the price go to pieces at any moment. I'll bet there'll be a crash in a day or two at the outside. I


MAKING 1\IONEY. 19 never knew a stock boomed on a mystery that dian't go to pieces sooner or later. I'll be glad when I'm out of it." "I see you're weakening, Joe," laughed Bob. "Well, if I sell out now I'm sure of over $700 profit, that will make me worth a thousand dollars, which is a whole lot for me. A bird in the hand is worth a whole flock in the bush, and don't you forget it," said Joe, wagging his head. The boys left their order for the bank to close them out at 70, though Joe, if he hadn't been ashamed to do so before Bob, would have told the clerk to sell his forty shares first thing in the morning at the market. M. & S. opened at 68 5-8, and reached 70 before ten, when, of course, the boys' holdings were disposed of by the bank's representative at the Exehange. The stock went to 75 that day, and after that it sud denly fell back to 69, where it remained for awhile, and then declined, by degrees, to 60. Its subsequent fate had no special interest for either Bob or Joe. They were in high feather over their winnings-Bob's being about $20,500, and Joe's, $825. On the strength of it, the fofmer presented Dora with a five-pound box of the best candy, which cost him a $5 bill, while Joe did the same with respect to Lily Page. Bob didn't forget his mother and sister by any means. He gave the former $500 and the latter $100. "That's just pin-money," he said, with the air of a capitalist. "That $5,000 has earned $20,000 more for me inside of days, that's at the rate of $2,000 a day, a good deal more than I make as a messenger boy." His mother and sister were overwhelmed by his good fortune. They simply couldn't understand how he had made so much money. "Never mind how I made it, good folks," he chuckled. "Call it the market if you want to. I was just put wise to a rise, and there you are. Go and hunt up a nice little home ih the Bronx, mother, and I'll pay for it for you. Then the landlord will be out of it as far as we are con cerned. Now, db it right away, before I'm tempted into another deal that might not turn out so lucky." Mrs. Evans took the hinCanrl acted on it, and within thirty days Bob had to go down into his pocket and cough up $5,000. But he did it with a great deal of pleasure, for his Il'l:other was more to him than anything else in this worla, and his sister came next, when he wasn't thinking of Dora White, who occupied a good share of his thoughts. CHAPTER XL BOB SENT TO SOUTHAMPTON, fICKS UP A POINTER ON THE WAY. Bob went into Mr. Sackman's outer office now more fre quently than ever, and Joe invented all kinds of excuses to run in there also. Sometimes the boys met there. At any rate, the girls were always on the lookout for one or both of them, either at noon, when they were eating their lunch, or aiter the boys were through work for the day. Of course, Bob always hugged Dora's desk, while Joe found his attraction on the other side of the room. During the summer they took the girls to different sea side resorts n9t far from the city, every Saturday after noon and spent money on them without stint. In their estimation there was nothing too good or Dora and Lily, and the girls were satisfied that Bob and Joe were the princes of good fellows. One morning, Bob, after boarding a subway express and settling down in a corner to read the newspaper, was treated to a surprise. Almost the first thing that attracted his attention was a good-sized paragraph, which stated that J?unstan Leach and Bill Stidger had broken out of the Riverhead jail and were now at large. "Gee I'm sorry to learn that," said Bob to himself. "They're liable to get clean off, go West, maybe, .and so escape punishment for their crimes." He showed the story to Joe, later on, and the boys won dered how the rascals had managed to escape. "Some of those country lock-ups are little better than s traw houses to clever crooks," said Joe. "They ought to keep such slippery chaps always handcuffed." Bob went into Sackman's Qffice to tell him the news, but the lawyer had seen the statement in the paper. "Too bad," he said. "They should have been mqre watchful. However, the damage is done, and there isnt any use crying over spilt milk." "Do you think the detectives will be able to capture them, sir?" "It's a problem. Leach seems to have political backing, and that may help him to get off altogether. There is, altogether, too much politics in crime, to my way of think ing. The sentences pronounced on convicted rascals are too often inadequate, and carry little terror to the male factors." After that Bob watched the paper closely or some notice indicating that the escaped prisoners had been recaptured, but nothing of the kind appeared. He was at length forced to believe that Leach and Stidger were not likely to be retaken. August came aro\md, and Dora and Lily got their two weeks' vacation together, Mr. Sackman shutting up the office and going down to Shelter Island, where his family were settled in a cottage since the last of June. Bob and Joe felt decidedly lonesome without their charmers. The girls had gone to Port Jefferson, on the north shore of Long Island, where Dora had an aunt, whose husband worked in one of the shipyards. On Wednesday morning of the first week the boys each received a daintily, written note from his particular di vinity, telling him what a fine time they were having, bu t


20 MAKING MONEY. how muc h nicer it w ould be i i Bob and Joe were there, "Go in a nd when the nex t train for Southampton too. l eaves Brookl y n "Mayb e you( and Mr. Vincent could g e t off n e xt SaturBob found that it left at 6.50 p. m. clay t a k e the eight o'clock train clown and stay over till "You hav e lots of time, then. Send a message to your Sunda y ni g ht, at any rate_." wrote Dora to Bob. "We'd home, telling your mother that you'll be away all ni g ht. jn st give a ny thin g to have you come Now do try." You can get your supper at a Brookl y n re staurant befor e Bob showed th e para g raph to his chum. rou board the train. You' ll find th e hot e l s crowded at "Lily wrote m e the same thing," s aid Joe eagerly. "She So. uthampton, but I gues s you' ll be able to g et a room said Dor a's aunt would be very glad to have us come, and somewhere if Mr. Danforth doesn't lodge you at his cotth e r e' s p lent y room in the house to aceommoclate us." tage. He has several guests there now, I believe." "Le t 's g o Joe," s aid Bob. "I can get off all right, can At seven o'clock the south-shore train ; bound for S a g you?" Harbor, via Babylon, Eastport and Southampton, was "I g uess I c an man age it. I'll a s k the boss before he speeding through the suburbs of Brooklyn Borough, With leave s town thi s afternoon." Bob Evans on board. "Do so, and I ll strike Mr. Danforth, though it's only a The train was crowded; and Bob, who had given up a matt e r of form." good seat to a couple of ladies, had found another in the The boy s g o t the required permission, and each wrote his smoking-car. girl word that he would be clown on the eight o'clock train Darkness fell after awhile, and then Bob, not being able on th e following Saturday. to see anything through the window, amuseJl himself watch" We' ll b e ri ght in it, Joe," chucklea Bob. "Port Jefing the gentlemen in his car. ferson, they say is a dandy summer roosting spot, in a Two men that the boy judg e d to be brokers, from some quiet way." I words they let drop, were talking together in a low, earnest "We c a n g o out boat i n g on the bay there. You know the tone. rope s and I c an g ive you a hand aft e r a fashion." Bob paid little attention to them. "Yes we can do a whole lot of things b etwee n Saturda y In the course of half an hour they vacated the seat and noon a nd Sunda y ni g ht." went back into one of the other cars. "Mayb e w e can g o d own on the f ollowing Saturda y too," Bob decided to take their s e at, as the one he occupied was rem a rk e d Joe, who was always looking ahead. not comfortable, .somehow, and it bothered him. "I h a v e no d o u b t w e can. A s Dora 's a unt w o n t charge When he made the change he noticed a piece of paper us anything w e mus t brin g some kind o.E a pr e s ent to her." l y ing on th e cus hion. "Sure What s h a ll w e get?" Mec hanically he pi c ked it up and ope ned it. "I'll a s k m o th e r to-ni ght what would be th e right thin g There were a few words scrawled in pen c il across the Sh e 'll think o f som et hin g s uitabl e." side. "All ri g ht, old man. I'll l eave it to you." 'rhis is the way it read: Business was rath e r dull in the Stre et that month, for half brok e rs w e r e away from town a w eek or more at a time and th e re s t w ent and came th e ir bus iness, night and mornin g m a n y o f the fa s hionabl e w a t e ring plac e s being within e asy rea c h of Wall Stre et. Mr. Danforth was in off and on to see that nothing in the money line g ot away from him the rest of the time he spent at Southampton, Long I s land, where he owned a cotta ge. This summer colony was the most select and exclusive on the i s land. Thur s day a f t e rnoon Mr. Danforth left the offic e at two o'clock, bound for the Long Island depot in Brooklyn. He was in suc h a hurry to catch his train that he forgot an important pap e r that he meant to take with him. He didn't notice the omission till he reached the depot, then he call e d up the office on a wire. The cas hi e r an swered the call and was directed to send Bob with the pa pe r by a later train to Southampton. Mr. Brook s called Bob to his d esk, told him what was wanted of him and handed him the qocument and a $10 bill to cove r hi s e x p e nses. "The re 's a tim e -tabl e on Mr. Danforth s desk," he said. "Huxley will begin buying to-morrow on the floor, as we have picked up all we can g e t on the quiet. The price will probably go up from the start a s I don t b e lieve there is much available in the open. Smith & Jessup have a block of 3,000 that we may get to-morrow if S. comes to town. Send me your check for balanc e < lue. Within a wee k we'll divide a. fat melon. It will be a surprise to the boys. "D. S. P." "By gracious! This is a pointer for fair," exclaimed Bob, wide a.wake to the value indicated by the paper. "Now if I only knew the name of the s tock. I mus t go to th e Exchange in the morning, aft e r I get back, and watch Mr. Huxley. It is fortunate that I know the gentleman well by sight. Whatever s tock he is biclcli:dg for exclusively will be the keynote to the situation." Bob put the paper in hi s pocket and began to dream of another coup in which he h oped to double his $20,000, now stowed away in a saf e -deposit box It-was late when Bob got off the train at the Southamp ton station, but as he knew he was expe.ctecl, that fact did not worry him.


MAKING MONEY. 21 He did nol know where Mr. Dan!orlh s coltage was situated, but guessed he would have no trouble finding it, by making inquiries. He was saved this bother, however, by a colored man, who stepped up to him asked if his name was Bob Evans. "That's my name," replied the young messenger. "Come with .me, then. I'll take you right over to Mr. Danforth's." He led the way to a light trap drawn up near the plat form, told Bob to jump in, then himself, took up the reins and they were presently dashing along a well graded roadway Mr. Danforth was seated on his veranda in company with two gentlemen. He thanked Bob' for bringing him the paper, asked him if he had had his dinner, and then told him that as the hotels were all crowded he would provide him with a small room in the carriage-house for the night. Next morning Bob had breakfast by himself in time to catch the train that stopped at Southampton at 8.35 He reached Wall Street about noon, with his mind full of the pointer he had picked up the night before. He got permission to be out an hour, hurried to the Ex change and singled out Broker Huxley at the D & P. standard, bidding every once in awhile for that stock. Satisfied that D. & P. was the stock to be boomed, Bob went to the bank and ordered 3,000 shares of it to be bought for his account at the market price, which 61. He told the clerk that Smith & Jessup had tha.t amount on hand, if they hadn't disposed of it, and said the bank's broker had better see Mr. Smith. It happened that Broker Smith came on the floor just as the bank's representative received the order to buy, and he button-holed the trader at once. Smith, however, said he wanted 63 for the block, and the broker got the refusal of it for half an hour till he con sulted with the bank. A messenger was sent over with a n o te to Bob asking for instructions Bob retumed word that he'd give 63 if he couldn't get it for less, so the broker closed with Smith at his price, and the bank notified Bob to put up the balance of the margin, which he did. Th": stock closed at 62 5-8 that day. Bob told Joe about the transaction, and he gave an order to the bank to buy as many shares as they could get for him for $1,100. Next morning they both left their homes bright and early to catch the train for Port Jefferson CHAPTER XII. AN UNEXPECTED Jl}NCOUNTER. The girls were at the station to meet Bob and Joe when the trairf rolled into i.he terminal of the Port Jefferson sweet and lovely in their dainty summer attire, and per haps Dora and Lily hadn't sp1mt half the morning in thei-r room getting themselves up regardless on purpose to catch the eyes of their young admirers. Pairing off, the four started through the village toward the home of D : ora's aunt, where lunch was m;1der way in anticipation of their visit The main portion of the village is in a. valley, and a curious, and odd town. The boys would, no doubt, have found it very interesting if they had had eyes for anything beside their fair companions, which they hadn't. "We're awfully glad to see you,'' said Dora, gushingly. "Lily kept me awake half the night talking about what a good time we were going to have while you were here. Aren't you glad you came?" with one or her sidelong glances that always did Bob up "Glad? Don't mention it. We're tickled to death," replied Bob. "At least I'll guarantee that I am. We've been homesick since you two have been away." "Really? You don't mean that, I am sure,'' laughed I Dora. ''Yes, I do. You don't know how much I have missed you." ; Dora blushed and looked quite happy "I suppose you didn't miss us much,'' continued Bob, "for there must be a lot of fellows down here who would be delighted with your company "Yes, there are quite a number, but we haven't made their acquaintance." "I am glad of that, for we shall have you all to ourselves while we're here." "Perhaps so much of our society will bore you before to morrow night," she answered, coquettishly. "Don't you believe it, Miss Dora. I'd like to enjoy your society indefinitely." Dora blushed more vividly than before, for Bob spoke pretty earnestly. "Just look at the bay from here. Isn't it just too lovely for anything in the sunshine," she said, seizing the pretext for hiding her confusion "Yes, it is quite lovely," replied Bob, barely glancing at the harbor, "but it isn't half as lovely as you look today." Dora gave a little gasp and looked down at the groundy while her face grew as red as her parasol, which she held between the sun and their faces As she made n o reply to his remark, Bob wondered whether he hadn't beeri just a little too rapid. He glanced behind and saw J o e making things interest ing for Lily. They seemed to be getting on famously together. "I haven't said anything you don't like, have I?" asked Bob, with some concern. "Oh, no!" Dora hastened to answer "Why should you think that?" branch. "Because you became so silent all at once. I wouldn't AI).d perhaps the boys were not glad to see them, looking want to say anything to offend you for the world. I could


22 MAKING MONEY. not help saying that you look lovely, because you do, and 1 always speak the tru th. Aren't you going to say some thing?" he asked, after a pause. "Hadn't we better wait for Lily and your friend to come up?" "Certainly, if you wish to, but, for myself, I Iike the present arrangement better." She fl.ashed a sly glance into his face and kept on. "There's my aunt's house, yonder. Isn't it a pretty place?" "It is that. I think I'd like to live in such a place as this, provided--" Bob thought he'd better not finish the sentence, so he stopped. "Well, why don't you go on?" she asked, looking at him. "No, I guess I won't say what I was going to say." "Why not?" "Oh, because you might take exception to it, as I think 1 you did with some previous remarks of mine." "Why, I haven't found any fault with anything you've said." . "I thought from yout manner maybe you were just a little bit displeased because I said what I thought, so I guess I'd better not say anything I think or you might regret having invited me down here." "I a.m sure I never will regret that," she replied, softly "I should hope not, for it would break me all up if you did." "Then tell me what you were going to say." "Do you really want me to?" "Yes, of course." "Well, then, what I was going to say was that I should like to live in such a pretty place as this provided you lived here with me." Dora didn't look as if she was displeased, in fact, her feelings were quite the reverse; but her cheeks flushed a tint akin to a full-blown red rose," and Bob thought she never looked prettier than she did at that moment. But they were close to the cottage now, and waited for Lily and Joe, who had la gged some distance behind, to come up. All four then passed into the house together, under a trellis that the vines of a honeysuckle had mounted. 'l'he boys were introduced by Dora to her qunt, who was a comely little woman of perhaps forty. She welcomed them in a hospitable way that made them feel at home, and after a short talk they adjourned to the dining-room for lunch. At the windows of the room, which overlooked the harbor, stood rows of geraniums in luxuriant bloom, gay as a very ruddy sunset, while the garden beyond was full of all kinds of flower-bearing bushes. Bob thought that he and Dora could be very happy in such a home, provided, of course, that she was of the same mind. After lunch theJ visited the shipyard, where Dora's uncle was employed, and t4e boys were introduced to him. He appeared to be very glad to make their acquaintance, and showed them over the yard, w4ere the frames of sev eral small vessels were in various stages of construction. From the shipyard they walked around the water front and finally Bob proposed that they take a sail on the bay. The girls agreed, as soon as Bob assured them that he knew how to handle a boat. Accordingly, a trim-built catboat was hired for the after noon and they put off in her. There was just weight enough in the breeze to h!lel the boat slightly to the leeward, sending her rushing through the sparkling water like a thing of life. Bob headed out of the harbor into Huntington Bay, and then laid the course for the Sound, a few miles distant. "I do love the water," exclaimed Dora, who sat beside Bob, of course, at the helm. "So

. MAKING MONEY. 23 of life they could see were two or three gulls wheeling about in the air. Suddenly, as they turned the corner of a where the path diverged abruptly, they were confronted by a gaunt, almost fierce looking man, who rose from a rock on which he had been sitting. As Dora drew back and instinctively clung to her com panion, the man uttered a snort of surprise Then it was that Bob recognized the stranger. It was Bill Stidger. CHAPTER XIII. IN A DESPERATE PICKLE AND OUT. "So it's you, it is?" said Bob, coldly. "Hiding among the rocks here Well, the Port Jefferson constables will have to nose you out of here. You'll look better behind the bars than at large, for there's no telling what mischief you may do if you have your own way. I guess we'll go back, Dora." Stidger uttered an imprecation, and his countenance grew livid with rage Springing forward, he seized Bob by the arm. "So you'd put tbe constables on us, would yon, you little monkey?" he glared. "Us!" exclaimed Bob, snatching his arm away. "Oh, then Dunstan Leach is with you, is he? I thought that he had skipped out on his own hook. Both of you will soon be back in jail, where you belong." "You'll never send us back, young feller," roarerl Sticl ger. "It's over the cliffs Jor you, since you've butted in where you were not wanlecl." Once more he grabbed Bob, and this time he meant to hold on. Dora screamed as she saw the burly rascal try to force Bob over the edge of the path. "Run to the top of the cliff, Dora," cried Bob, "and send Joe down." Instead of obeying, the girl, with a pluck that did her credit, stooped and picked up a jagged piece of rock at her feet Watching her chance, she threw it at the rascal's head. It struck him over the ear, inflicting a nasty wound, from which the blood flowed. freely. "You little vixen!" roarec1 Stidger, furiously. "You shall pay for that!" Rage added strength to his arms and he fairly lifted Bob off his feet. In another moment the boy would have been pitched into the Sound, but that with great dexterity he seized the man around the neck and prevented him from carrying out his purpose. Dora, who forgot her own clanger in her anxiety to save her escort, hunted around for another stone to follow up her first attack on the ruffian. Stidger, seeing t1rnt matters were looking warm for him, called out to Leach, who was not in sight, twisted his sinewy arms about Bob and succeeded in tripping him up. They fell heavily on the path, Stidger on top. By this time Dora had.found a second stone, and it would have gone hard with the rascal, for the was nerved up \o a point that made her dangerous to him, when Dunstan Leach suddenly appeared on the scene. Perceiving the state of he sprang forward and seized Dom's arm just as she was in the act of smashing Stidger's skull with the stone. "No, you don't, young lady," he cried, shaking the missile from her hand. "What's the trouble, Bill?" "Take a look and you'll see who I've got here." Leach clapped one of his hands over Dora's mouth as she started to scream, and then, looking down, recognized Bob Evans Surprise and anger br o ught an oath to his lips. "Bring him down to the cove, Stidger. We've got a bone to pick with the young r o oster." "Why not pitch him over into the Sound and be clone with him?" "Don't be a fool, Bill This girl would be a witness against us ff we done him up in that way. Drag him along." Catching the struggling Dora in his arms he disap peared around the ledge, and his companion followed, with Bob in iron grasp In a few moments the rascals, with their prisoners, reached a secluded sandy cove, hidden from the summit of the cliff, where stood a small, disreputable-looking hut just out of sight of the Sound. They carried the gir! and boy into the hut, and after Leach had bound a handkerchief across Dora's mouth, and tied her hands behind her back, he assisted his associate in securing Bob so that further resistance on his part was useless "Now, Bob Evans; you won't get away like you did before," scowled Dunstan Leach. "We've got you no11r where we want you. There's a long score agaim't you, and it's about time it was wiped out. You spoi led all our plans, scooped us and our swag in, and now you've got to pay the piper." Bob, whom they had not gagged, made no reply to the foregoing speech. He was wild with impotent anger, however, not so much on his own account but because he resented the rude treat ment handed out to Dora If he could have but got loose he would have fought for her to the last gasp, against any odds. But he knew he was powerless to help her, and conse quently he fumed inwardly, like a snared beast snatched suddenly from the freedom of its forest lair "What are we goin' to do with him, now we have him dead to rights?" asked Bill Stidger, impatiently. "Come outside anp. we'll talk it over," replied Leach, leading the way. "You'll have to decide on something, quick," saic1 Stid ger, "because this chap has a companion named Joe some-


l MAKING MONEY. where up on the cliff, and he may have heard the girl scream when 1 first tackled our prisoner, and take it into his head to come down here and investigate." "If he comes here we'll take of him," replied Leach. IT'hen the two men passed out of the you,ng people's hear' ing. ''Dora," said Bob, they tied your hands tight? Dol'l.'t you thi;nk you might be able to work ihem loose?" He did not look for a reply fro:tn her, as he h.'11ew she could not answer on account of the gag; but he threw out the hint to her while he tried to do something with his own bonds. Dora lost :o.o time in following his suggestion, and as Leach hadn't tied her as tight as he might have done, thin.k ing that being a girl she would make little effort to release her hands, and because 4e did not expect to leave either of the long from un der the watchful eye of him self or his companion, she presently succeeded in freeing herself. Then she snatched the handkerchief away from her mouth. "Oh, Bob, what shall we do?" she said, with frightened . eyes. "Look out from the door and see where th,ase men are," said Bob. "They're seated on a rock, near the water." "Can they see the door of the hut from where they are?" "Yes, easily." Dora, put your hand in my right-hand pocket, get out my knife and cut me loose,'' he said. She followed di'rections, and inside of a minute Bob was free. "I guess I'll give those scamps a surprise when they come back,'' he said, picking up a piece of hard woQd that would answer very well for a cudgel, and approaching the open doorway, from which he peered at the two men seated on tbe stone, where they were deciding upon some safe plan for gettin_j square with the boy. Dora, determining to aid Bob to the extent of her power, grabbed a similar piece of wood, and both waited close to the entrance of the hut for Leach and Stidger to return, .as they couldn't leave the place without attracting the men's attention. In a few minutes the rascals got up and came toward the hut. "I'll take the first one as he comes in, and you do your best to hit the other. Don't be afraid to strike out as hard as you can," said Bob, nerving himself for the ordeal on which thei:P escape depended. Stidger was in advance with Leach close behind. Bob held the club suspended, ready to bring it on Bill's head. If he got the blow in squarely he felt sure that Stidger would be badly stunned. Just. as the rascals reached the doorway of the hut and were about to enter, Joe Vincent's voice was heard in the near diiitance calling loudly for Bob. The men stopped, turned around and looked. "That ch,ap will be down here in a moment," said Leach. "We must head him off." The words were hardly out of his mouth when Bob, see ing Stidger standing witl;in easy reach, and off his guard, stepped forward and struck him a terrific whack over the head. The ruffian went down on the ground as if shot and lay there motionless. The startled Leach turned around to find himself face to face with Bob,.not only free of his bonds but with a weapon in his hands and blood in his eyes. "Throw up your hands, Leach," said the boy, in a reso lute tone, "or I'll treat you to a dose of the same medicine I handed to your friend Bill." Dora now sprang forward, with her uplifted club, and things certainly looked squally for the rascal. He was not a coward, however, and knowing that certain imprisonment awaited him if he yielded, he sprang at Bob, with a snarl of anger. Bob struck out quickly, but Leach warded it off at the cost of a bruised arm, and then closed with his opponent. The boy staggered back against the hut and could no longer use the club, for Leach had his arms pinned to his side. What would have been the result had he and Bob been alone, is problematical; but Dora proved herself the deciding factor in the case. She had no mercy Leach when she struck at him, and the result was he saw more stars at that moment than ever before : in his life. His grasp about Bob loosened and he fell, half stunneq, beside his comrade in guilt. Bob and Dora ha.d won out. t. CHAPTER XIV. IN WHICH D. & P. TURNS OUT A WINNER FOR BOB AND JOE. "Hello-o-o, Bol,l !" came Joe's hail, from somewhere along the path. "Run down to the foot of the slope and tell him to come this way," said Bob to his fair companion Dora obeyed, and when she caught sight of the path, there was Lily and Joe more than half way down. She motioned t6 them to keep on, and waited till they reached the foot of the incline, when, telling Joe that Bob was waiting for him in the cove behind them, she took Lily by the arm and walked her down to the water's edge, where she"began telling the astonished girl the particulars of th'e adventure through which she and Bob had just passed. While the two girls were together, Joe ran up into the cove and was amaze.d at what he saw there. "Why, Bob, what dpes all this mean?" he asked, ping short ill his surprise. "I'll tell you all about it when we have secured these rascals so they can't get away. Keep your eyes on ithat


MAKING MONEY. 25 fellow while I kiok into the l:i.ut for something to tie them "You and Lily hitched wonderfolly well. When is it to with." come off?" grinned Bob. Bob was forced to a blanket into to get the "When is what to come off?" material for binding the arms and legs of the men. "You lqlow what I mean," chuckled Bob. When he had them in a helpless position he told Joe all "How can I know unless .you tell me?;' that had happened. ''Are you two engaged for better or worse?" "So these are the fellows who escaped from the Say"What nonsense!" exclaimed his friend, his face growville jail?" said Joe. ing as red as a beet. "The very ones. Mr. Sackman and I thought they had "How red y,our face has got!" augheQ. Bob. skipped out Wes t, but we were mistaken. They've been in "You're off your block. It's you and Dora that's enhiding along the coast since they got out of jail, and they gaged, I guess." both look a s if they'd been up against hard luck." "What makes you think we are?" should think they do. What are you going to do "Any fool could see that you two are dead stuck on each with them? Leave them here and send the Port Jefferson other." constables after them?" "I won't deny that I think a whole lot of Dora, but we I'm going to carry them to town in the sailboat.'' aren't engaged, just same." "But it will be a big job carrying them up the cliff, one "You will bebefore long." at a time, and over to where the boat lies," replied Joe, "It won't be my fault if we "aren't,'' admitted Bop, not relishing the job in prospect. frankly. "Now, own up that you think just as much of don't intend'_to carry them up the cliff." Lily." "Then how are you going to get them to the boat?" "I' won't say I don't.': "By bringing the boat around here to them, see?" "And she thinks you're the whole thing, too." Joe saw, of course, and thought it an excellent plan. "I hope she does." -"I'll leave you to keep an eye on these chaps and look "I'll guarantee she does. We'll go down again next after the girls," said Bob. "It will take from twenty Saturday and bring the girls back with us." minutes to half an hour." "I'm with you, if I have to do it without the boss's leave," Bob told Dora what he was going to do, and she agreed replied Joe. that it was the best thing he could do under the circumNext morning they were back at their posts again in stances. Wall Street, and the first thing either did was to see how So he left the cove for the other side of the cliff, and D. & P. stood in the within half an hour Joe and the girls saw the boat com-It had closed on Saturday at 63. ing toward them. It climbed up another point that day, and two more on Bob moored off the entrance to the cove, and then, with Tuesday. his chum's help, carried the two -prisoners aboard and Then the boom set in in earnest, and the Exchange was stowed them tn the little cabin, drawing the sliding door in on Wednesday. partly to. Brokers hurrred in from the nearby resorts as soon as "Now, girli;," said Bob, "let me help you into the cockthey got wind how the cat was jumping, and the pit and then we'll start for town." wore an unusually animated aspect for August. It was almost dark when they reached the wharf where. The traders perspired like bulls on a rampage as the they had hired the boat. increased on Thursday, D. & P. mounting up Bob sent a lounger to the police station with a note, and to 80. in twenty minutes two constables drove down to the wharf At that point Bob thought the stock began to look top-in a wagon. heavy, and he advised Joe to sell out, as he was going to prisoners, who were fully conscious now, were lifted do the same himself. in taken to the jail, where they were locked up, pendThey realized 80'3-8 on their holdings, and then sat ing their transference later on to Riverhead, the authorities down together tQ count up their profits. of which town were at once communicated with on the According to their :figuring, Bob had made $51,000, and subject. . Joe, $2,9/?0. Next morning, Bob and Joe escorted the girls to church Their statements afterward verified the correctness of and went walking with them in the afternoon. their computation. An early tea was prepared so that the young messengers Bob was now worth altogether $71,000 and Joe $4,100. could take the train that connected with the Greenpor t ex-press for New York at Hicksville. "We had a dandy time, didn't we, Joe?" said Bob, after they wer e comfortably seated in the car, en route for their homes. "Bet your life we did," replied Joe, enthusiastically. CHAPTER XV. BOB BUYS A "GOLD BRICK" CHEAP. Bob and Joe went down to Port Jefferson again on the following day, which was Saturday, had the time of their


MAKING MONEY lives, and brought the girls back to thetr homes on Sunday nigh( prepared to resume their regular duties at Mr. Sackman's otllce next morning. A week later the boys got a week off themselves and went to the mountains, coming back as brown as berries. While they were away each received and sent a couple of to their best girls, and just what those missives contained neither would give away for a farm. One morning, about a later, a shabby old man walked into Mr. Danforth's office and asked to see the broker. "He's out-over at the Exchange," said Bob, who hap pened to be in. The old man turned away, looking disappointed, and started for the door. "Hold on," said Bob. "Don't you want to leave your name and the nature of your business with Mr. Danforth. If it's important, I can 'run over and tell him." Most office boys wouldn't have taken all that trouble with a shabby old man, who didn't look as if he could have im portant lmsiness with anybody, but Bob made it a point to treat all callers alike, for experience had taught him that you can't always size a person up by his personal appear ance. At any rate, he was never rude toward a person who ap peared to be domi on his l uck, for h e respected their feelings. The old man stopped. "My name is of no importf).nce, for nobody down here knows me now. Once it was different-that was when I had money and good clothes. Now I'm a wreck. I've lost all I had in Wall Street, and the brokers who were glad to do business with me turn me away as they would a tramp. Well, I suppose I am a tramp I have nothing left but a few thousand shares of mining stock, and nobody seems to want them I have gone from office to office, trying to dis-pose of them, but no one will buy." "'!'hey can't have any value, then," replied Bob. "Must be wildcat, or merely prospects that haven't panned out. What's the name of the mine or mines?:' "It's the New Eldorado, of Paradise, Nevada. I've got a block of 10,000 shares, which cost me 10 cents a share. I bought the stock three years ago, thinking I had got hold of a good thing. The plice was advanced by the company to 25 cents soon after, and was advertised as a bonanza that would soon take its place among the richest producer J of the State. I was assured that it would some day rise to $15 or more a share, and I indulged in dreams of wealth. But one day I heard that the mine was a failure, and the n that it had been abandoned. At any rate, it never was listed on any of the Western exchanges. Lately I read in the paper that a strike had been made on a new min e close by the New Eldorado, and so I thought somebody might think it worth while to buy the shares on a cha!lcc that some day they might turn. out to be worth something." "Let's look at the stock, if you don't mind," said Bob. The old man unwrapped the package and exposed a cer-ti:ficate filled out in the name of John Reid for 10,000 shares of New Eldorado Gold and Silver Mining Co. Bob had never heard of the mine, but, then, he was not familiar with mining stocks, anyway. "So that cost you $1,000 ?" he asked the old man. "It did." "And how much do you want for it?" "I'd be glad to get half a cent a share--$50. I need the money badly." Bob believed him He certainly looked as though even $50 would be a god send to him The boy felt sorry for him. He took the certificate into the counting-room and showed it to the cashier. "Ever .hear of that mine, Mr. Brooks?" he asked him. "I can't say that I have," was the reply. "It doesn't look familiar." He took a market list of the Western mines, as listed on the Goldfield Exchange, out of his desk, and started to see .. if the mine 'was mentioned in the pa per. It wasn't, however. "I guess it's a wildcat," he said "Who does this be long to?" "An old gentleman out in the reception-room He told me it cost him $1,000 three years ago. He wants to sell it for $50, for he needs the money." "I think he's lucky if he gets $10 for it," said the cash ier, returning the certificate to Bob. The young messenger told the old gentleman what the cashier had said, and he looked very despondent. "Well," he said, in a tone of resignation, "I suppose I'll have to go to the poorhouse. I am down to :rqy last quar ter, and don't know where I shall get another. When a man gets old, and hasn't any money, or a trade to fall back on, it is pretty hard for him to keep his head above the water. I've been a fool in my time, and now I am reaping the tares that I sowed." He a sigh and started toward the door. "Hold on," said Bob. "I'll give you $50 for that cer tificate if I don't make any better use out of it than to frame it. I think it's too long a shot to ever come under the wire a winner Still, you never can tell what may happen. I'll take it at that figure just to help you out, not because I think there's anything in it, for if it was worth anything at all you'd have been a)Jle to sell it here in the Street for something before this." The old man seemed surprised at his offer. "You're but a boy," he said "Can you afford to---" "Don't you worry about that. Is it a bargain?" "Yes," replied the old man, "it is, and I hope it may bring you luck." Bob always kept an envelope in the safe with a few hundred dollars in it, so he had no trouble in completing the t1eal, and the unfo1'hmate old fellow went away feeling happy that he had been able to" stave off going to the Island for a spell at least.


MAKING MONEY. 27 "Many people would call me a fool for giving up fifty for this valueless piece of paper," said Bob to himself after the visitor had departed, "but if the $50 makes that okl chap happy for a time, at any rate, I don't think I've made such a bad investment. There's very little sentiment down here in Wall Street. If I've indulged in it I suppos e it's becanse I'm inexperienced. However, a boy like me, worth $71,000, can afford to indulge in such a thing once ii:t awhile, when it doesn't cost much. Maybe some time this thing might turn out to be worth a few cents a share, but I rather doubt it. People don't throw a overboard as long as there's any show of getting anything ouf of it. I'm afraid this mine never was anything but a wildcat. Lots of them are launched on the public to swindle the credulous out of their money. I think, on the whole, I'll frame this and hang it up in my room." He showed the certificate to Joe. that afternoon. "You're an easy mark," laughed his chum. "That isn't worth anything." "Isn't it? Then you don't want to buy a half interest fo:.. $25 ?" "Not on your life I don't. I wouldn't deprive you of a share of it for a farm." "All right, Joe. One of these days, when this stock is selling at par, you'll be sorry you didn't take up my fiberal offer." "If that stock ever sells at par it will be when it rains gold dollars in Wall Street for messengers to up and grow rich. If I was you I'd frame it." "That's what I'm going to do. I'd laugh, though, if it turned up to be worth a few cents a share one of these days. Stranger things than that have happened." "That's right; but not in wildcat mines." Bob said no more on the subject, but put the certificate away in his pocket. CHAPTER XVI. CONCLUSION. forth s clerk s left his employ and B o b was promot e d to the vaGancy and another m e s s enger and offic e boy su cceeded to the lad's place. Now that Bob had begun to step up the la,_dder in earn 1 st, he thought he was justified in P'lking Dora to be hi11 wife in the near future, and she readily to link her future with his. Her parents sa:w no objection to the match, for an en terprising young fellow with good prospects, worth over $70,000, was not to be found every clay. As for Joe, while he and Lily had it all arranged between themselves as to what they meant to clo, an actual engage ment was yet a thing of the futu:!-"e. J cfe's $4,000 was a strong argument in his favor with Lily's people, and there was no opposition to his keeping s teady company with her Along about Christmas a rich body of ore was uncovered in the New Eldorado As soon as the fact was fully established to the satisfac tion of the new owners, they suppressed the matter and then began to look up the large number of shares of the mine originally sold to the public for development purposes. Every broker in Goldfield had orders to buy this stock in as low as he could ()"et it but not over five cents a share. b Probably 75,000 shares were rounded up in this way. As it was known that some 50,000 shares had been sold in New York, mining brokers in the metropolis were also instructed to buy in all the shares they could find. "Bob 11s a matter of course was ignorant of all this until ' one day Joe rushed into Mr. Danforth's office with a finanial paper in his hand and toldlthe cashier he'd to see Bob. He was allowed to go to Bob's desk "What's the matter, Joe, you look excited?" asked his chum "Here's a chance for you to get something for that min ing certificate you've got hung up in your l'oom/' replied Joe, pointing out a small advertisement in the paper. "That so?" answered Bob, becoming interested at once. "Let's see." During September, Dunstan Leach and Bill Stidger were The advertisement stated that any one having shares tried at the county seat of Suffolk County for the two of the New Eldorado Gold and Silver Mining Co., of Pararobberies they had committed on tne south shore of Long r I d f d t d t t s s f fi dise, Nevada, could dispose of the same by calling on s an were oun gm y an sen o mg mg or ve B & C N M "d L h i rngs o., o. ai en ane. t t 1 f d t I h b th >J "There must be something doing in the II!ine at last," .fill 1n ic men was a so oun agarns ,eac y e 1 t a f M h tt d th h h h d fl said Bob, reflectively, after he had read the hg:an:t:!' JUry o t an ha alnd, ahn Is undg ovher Ils ea ludnb1 "I'll go there during lunch hour and see \\;hat it amounts IS llVe-year erm s ou ave expire w en ie wou e rearrested and brought back to the Tombs for trial on the original charge of assault. and robbery. As he was HJ{ely to get ten years as the result of the second trial, he had a long time ahead to think it over, while neither the lawyer nor the young messenger much al:iout what he might eventually try to do if he lived so long. After that, things went along in Wall Street in the same old way until the first of November, when one of Mr. Danto." "You gave half a cent a share for your block, didn't you ?" asked Joe. "That's right." "Maybe you'll be able to get a couple of cents a share now. That will be 400 per cent. profit. I wish I had the stock." "You do, eh. ?" 1augl1ed Bob. "Why, I offered you a half interest in that certificate for $25 and you said you


' 28 MAKING MONEY. wouldn t tou c h it at any fig ure, as you h ad n o mie for a wild c at." "I didn t s uppose it would ever amount to a pin c h of snuff." About one o 'cloc k that day Bob w ent up to Maid e n Lan e and c all e d at th e office of th e minin g agency. H e told the Glf rk that h e h a d seen th e ir adverti sement callin g for N e w Eldorado sto c k and a s k e d him what was in it. you ay of the shar es? !)-S k ea" the clerk. "I have." "How many?" ,. "Te n thou s and." The cle rk looked s urprised . "I g uess you'd b ette r see Mr. 1Billin g s "' H e went into the priv a t e office, and presentl y Bob was a s ked to walk into the inn e r room. "Have you 10,000 of th e N e w Eld o rado for s ale, youn g man?" a s k e d Mr B i lling s "Yes sir." "Who do you represent ?n "My self." "Is the stoc k y our prop erty ?" "Yes, sir." "Did you brin g th e certifi c ates with you?" "No, s ir. It i s onl y one c ertifi c at e ." "Ah, a bloc k of 10,000, e h ? W e ll I am in s tructed to offer two c ent s a s hare for it." From the Goldfi e l d b roker he received a n offer of twelve cen ts a s h a r e F r o m the niin e owne r h e got w ord t o hol d on to h is stoc k as i t was b elieved th e New E ldor ado w as comi n g to th e for e So Bob h e ld on in s pit e of t h e fact th at Bill i n gs & Co. offe r e d him :fifteen cents a s h are for hi s block, l ater on twenty, and finall y twenty-five. A: month the fa c t publi s h e d bro a d cast that t he N e w Eldorado had turned up a trump, a n d tha t the s to c k was in d e mand at fifty c ents a share. It was notr listed on the exchanges a nd s oon was q uot e d at $1.50, whi c h mad e the certifi cate B o b h e ld worth $15,000-a pretty good profit on a $ 5 0 investm e nt. Ev e ntually, Bob s old the stoc k at $3.50 p e r s h a re, or 1j\35,000. Then he tried to locate old John R e id th e man who it to him. He found him in th e poorhouse, on.t h e I s la nd. Bob took him out and hand e d him $1,000 to keep him i n his old ag e and the old man was deepl y gra t e ful t o him you may well believe. Bob was now worth over $100 ,000, and with a sa l a r y of $15 a week h e conclud e d to get marrie d for h e was approa c hin g hi s twenty -fir s t year Pl. ;oora was r e ady a nd h e r folks willing, the event off that June with Joe a s best man a n .cl Lil y P age as bridesm a id. "It cost ten cent s a share.'; / With th e r e tirement of Mr. Brook s from the office, B o b "That may be. In fa c t, some o } the s tock was sold as was raised to the pos t of cas hi er. high as twenty-five cent s s har e but that has no bearing It was not long aft e rward that Mr. Danforth gave him on the case now. I will give you m y check for $ 200 for an inte re s t in the business, at a rea s onable fig ure, and the certificate whe n you bring it down." firm name becam e Danfo r th & Evan s "No, s ir. I. am not anxiou s to s ell at that fig ure." Joe VinceUeft Mr. Lan s in g's e mplo y and becam e head "That's the best I c an offer." .0ookkee per for. his c hum. "All right,." said Bob. "I'll write to Goldfi e ld and Long b e for e thi s happ e n e d Joe had mar r i e d L i l y P age i I can't do better that." The fa c t tha t Bob Evan s i s worth a quart e r o f a milli o n "Yo1t might get three cent s out the re, possibl y in fact, shoi1s he i s st ill makin g money, and h e recentl y t o lq op. second thou g ht, I'll give you three cents myself." 1 Joe that h e hope d to b e w o rth a million lon g befor e h e di ed. "No, s i u I don t care whe th e r I sell it or not. The "You always w e re lu c k y," r e plied Joe "I'm thinking lowest I'll take is five cent s and the chances are I shall want of writing a book, with you a s the hero." ten." "Is that so?" laughed Bob. "What ar e you g oin g to "You'll never get it." call it?" "All right. That doesn t worry me any," replied "The title wpl be: 'A Wall Street Messenger 's Luck. rising to go. THE END. "W}fat' s your name and addr e s $ ? I might be able t o make you another offe r aft e r commu+iicating with my prin cipal out West." Bob gave him hi s name and business address and then left. He immediately wrote to a reputable broker in Goldfield, st a ting that he had a certificate of 10,000 sltares of New Eldorado, and asked him for an offer, stating that he wouldn t cons ider anything under ten cents. He also wrote to a big mine owner in: Paradi se, asking for information about the and telling him that he had 10,000 shares, which he was holding as an investment. Read "A HARVEST OF GOLD ; OR, THE B URIED TREASURE OF CORAL ISLAND," which w ill b e t h e next numb e r (91) of "Fame and Fortune Weekl y SPECIAL NOII'ICE: All back numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from any newsdealer, send the price in money or pos tage s tamps by mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE, NEW Y0RK, and you will receive the copies you order by return mail.


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Bai\dlls. 192 Young W il d W est at Diamond Dip; or, Arietta' s Se cret Foe. 222 Young Wild West' s Lucky Lode ; or, Making a Thousand Dol-193 Young Wild W est's Buckhorn Bowie and How It Saved His t ars a Minute. Partners. 223 Young Wild West and the California Coin ers; or, Arietta at Bay. 194 Young Wild West ln the Haunted Hills; or, Arletta and the 224 Young Wild West Raking in Ri c h e s ; or, Arietta' s G r eat Pan-Out. Arrow. 225 Yo1,1ng Wild West Marked for D eath; or, A Tough Time at Tomb-195 Young Wild West' s Cowboy Dance ; or, Arietta's Annoying Ad-stone. mlrer. 226 Young Wild West Trailing a Traitor; or, Arietta' s Triple Danger. 196 Young Wild West's Double Shot; or, Cheyenne Charlle; s Life 227 Young Wild W est' s Cl ever Cowboys; or, The Rough Riders ot the Line. mm c h. 197 You n g Wild West, at Gold Gorge ; or, Arietta &nd the Drop or 22$ Young Wild W est and G eronimo; or, Arietta and the Apache Death. Attac k 198 Young Wild West and the Gulf Gang; or, Arietta's 'rhree Shots. 229 Young Wild West Standing Pat; or, Cheyenne Charlle's Call. 199 Young Wild West's Treasure '!'rove; or, 'l'he Wonderful Luck of 230 Young Wild W est H emme d In; or, Arletta's Last Sho t the Girls. 231 Young Wild West on a Twiste d Trail; or, Arietta's Running 200 Young Wil d West' s Leap1ln the Dark; or, Arietta and the UnderFight. ground Stream. 232 Young Wild West and the Gila Glrl ; or, Arletta and the O 'utiaw 201 Young Wild W est and the Silver Queen; or, The Fate of the Queen. Mystic Ten. 233 Young Wlld West s Rald in the Roc ki e s ; or, Grilling the Gulch 202 Young Wild West Striking it Rl c h ; or, Arletta and the Cave of Gang. Go ld 234 Young Wlld W est and the C olorado Cowpunc hers ; or, Arletta and 203 Young Wild West' s Relay Race; or, 'l'he Fight at Fort the Dead Line 2 0 4 Young Wild West and the "Cro o k e d Cowboys" ; or, Ariett 235 Y oung Wild W est and "Sllppery Simon" ; or, Trailing an Outlaw Cattle S t ampe de King . 205 Young W il d West at Si zzling F ork; or, A Hot 'l'lme 236 Young Wild W est Saving the S oldiers; or, Arletta' s Great Ride. Claim Jumpers. 237 Young Wild West' s Cowboy Camp; or, The Trail that Led to a 206 Young Wild West and "Blg Butl'alo'" ; or, Arlett111 at the Trap. 207 Young Wild West Raiding the Raiders; or, The Vengean Vlgilants. 238 Young Wlld West"s Straight Shot; or, Arl etta and the Train 208 Young Wild West s Royal Ji'.lush; or, Arletta and. ,tlie Gamblli 'fs. Wrec k ers. 209 Young Wlld W est and the Prairie Pirates; or, Tue. Fight ,forthe 239 Young Wild W est afte r the Arapahoe s ; or, The Outbreak on the Box of Gold. Reservation. 210 Young Wlld W est Daring D eath; or, How Sorrel Saved Ari240 Young Wild West Beating the Boom ers; or, H o w Arletta Exposed etta. a Fraud. 211 Young Wild West Corrallng the Comanches; r, Arietta and the 241 Young Wild West and Monte M ack; or, The Girl of Golden Gulch. 212 Spangle Springs; or, The Toughest f'own In 242 West and the Silver Seekers; or, Arietta's "Hot Lead T exas. 213 Young Wild West and the R e n egade Ranchman; or., Arletta In a Trap. 214 Young Wild West's G o ld Dust Drift; or, L osing a C ool Million. 215 Young Wild West and the Overland Outlaws; or, Arletta' s Death Charm. 216 Young Wild West and the Ace of Clubs; or, A Human Pack of Cards. 217 Young Wild West at Death Valley ; or, Arletta and the Clltr of Gold. 218 Y oung Wild West and the Bowle Band; or, A Hot Hunt In the Horse Hills. nng Wild West's Lively Lasso and How it Corraled the Cowboy Crooks. 244'. oung Wild West at Greaser Gulch. ; or, Arietta and the Masked Mext leans. Wild West and the Cavalry King; or, The Race with a Rival Rider. tO Young Wild West and the Sioux Scalpers: or, How Arietta Saved her l Life. ,_t For sale by all newsdealers, or will be sent to any address on receipt of price, 5 cents per copy, in mol!e! or postage stampi:i, by FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24, New York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut out and fill in the following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you want and we will send them to you by return mail. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY .................................................................................................... FRANK TOUSEY, Publi s her 24 Union Square, New York. ..................... 190 DEAR Sm-Enclos ed find .. .. cents for which pl ease send me: .... copies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ................................................................... 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Everything! .! COMPLETE SET IS A REGULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA! These Books Tell You Each book consists of sixty-four pages, printed on good pa.per, in clear type and neatly bound In .Jn attractive, illustrated cover. fC?St of the books are also profusely illustrated, and all of the subj e cts treated upon are explained in such a simple manner that al!Y' 4b1ld can thoroughly undecstand them. Look over the list as classified and see if you want to know anything about the subjedil nentloned. THEJSE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS OR WILL BE SENT BY MAIL TO ANY ADDRESS FROM THIS OFFICE ON RECEIPT OF PRIOE, TEN CENTS EACH, OR ANY 'l'HREE BOOKS FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY. Address FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, N.Y. MESMERISM. No. 81. HOW TO MESMERIZE.-Qontaining the most ap proved methods of mesmerism ; also how to cure all kinds of diseases by animal magnetism, or, magnetic healing. By Prof. Leo Hugo Koch, A. C. S., author of "How to Hypnotize," etc. PALMISTRY. No. 82. HOW TO DO PALMISTRY.-Containing the most ap proved methods of reading the lines on the hand, together with a full explanation of their meaning. Also explaining phrenology, and the key for telling character by the bumps on the head. BJ Leo Hugo Koch, A. C. S. Fully HYPNOTISM. No. 83. HOW TO,_HYPNOTIZE.-Containing valuable and in atructive information regarding the science of hypnotism. Also explaining the most approved methods which are employed by the leading hypnotists of the world. By Leo Hugo Koch, A..C.S. SPORTING. Nf illusions ever placed before the public. Also tricks with cards. mcantations, etc. No. 68. HO!" TO DO CHEMICAL TRiaKS.-Conte.ining over one hundred highly amusing and instructive tricks with chemical11. By A. Anderson. Handsomely illustrateJ. No. 69. HOW 'l'O DO SLEIGHT OF HAND.-Containing over of the latest and best tricks used by magicians. Also contain secret of second sight. Fully illustrated. B;v A. Anderson. 0. HOW '.1'0 l\IA;KE MAGIC TOYS.-Oontaining full d1r ons for makmg Magic 'l'oys and devices of many kinds. By A. e1son. Fully illusttated. 73 .. HOW. TO J:?O TRICKS WITH NUMBERS.-Showing many cur10us tricks with figures and the magic of numbers By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. _No. 7.5. HO\y TO A CONJUROR. Containing Dommos, Dice, Cups and Balls, Hati, etc. Embracing th1rty-s1x illustrations. By A. Anderson. No. 78. TO DO THE .BLACK ART.-Cootaining a com. plete description of the mysteries of Magic and Sleight of Hand together with many wonderful experiments. By A. Anderson'. Illustrated. No. 29. HOW TO BECOME AN INVEJNTOR.-Every bby )tnow bow o.ri.ginated. This book explains them all, m electr1c1ty, hydraulics, tnagnetism, optics, pneumatics, mechanics, etc. The most Instructive book published. No. 56. HOW TO BECOME AN ENGINEER.-Conte.ining full instructions how to proceed In order to become a locomotive en gi?-eer; also dirE'.cti.ons for buildi,ng a model locomotive; together with a full description of everythmg an engineer should know. 1 No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSl[CAL INSTRUMENTS.-Full directions bow to make a Banjo, Violin, Zither, ..i'Elolian Harp Xylo ph.,ne and other musical instruments; together with a brief de scription of nearly every musical instrument used in ancient or modern times. Profusely illustrated. By Algernon S. Fitzgerald, for twenty years bandmaster of the Royal Bengal Marines. No. 59. HOW TO MAKE A MAGIC LANTEJRN.-Containing a description of the lantern, together with its history and invention. Also full directions for its use and for painting slides. Handsomely illustrated. By John Allen. No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRIOKS.-Contalning complete instructions for performinf over sixty Mechanical Tricks. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. LETTER WRITING. No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A moat com plete little book, containing full directions for writing love-letters, and when to use them, giving specimen letters for young and old. No. 12. HOW TO WRITE LE'l'TERS TO LADIES.-Giving complete instructions for writing letters to ladies on all subjects; also letters of introduction, notes and. requests. No. 24. HOW TO WRITE LET'.rERS TO GENTLEMEN. Containing full directions for writing to gentlemen on all subjects; also giving sample letters for instruction. No. 53. HOW '1'0 WRITE LETTERS.-A wonderful little book, telling you how to write to your sweetheart, your father, mother, sister, brot'her, employer; and, in fact, everybody and any body you wish to write to. Every young man and every young lady in the land should have this book, No. 74. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS CORRE.1CTLY.-Con taining full instructions for writing letters on almost any subject; also rules for punctuation and composition, with specimen letters.


C:THE STAGE. No. 81. HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER.-Containing f olll'" No. 4J. THE ;BOYS OF NEW YOHK E N D MEN'S JOKE teen illustrations, giving the different po s i t ions requisite to become 1 BOOK.-Oontammg a great variety o f th e l acest j o k es u se d b y the a good s pe aker, r e ad e r and elo c utioni s t Al so con taining gems from famous en<;} men. No amateur min stlels i s c omplete without a)l the p o pul a r of pro;;e and poetry, arranged in the m otlt this wonderful httle book simple a n d c oncis:i manne r pos s ible. No . THE OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER.No. 49. _HOW TO DEBATE.-Glvi"ng rules for conduct! n g d .. Conta1!lmg a vane d asso,rtn;ie n t of speeches N eg ro, Dutch bates, outline s for d ebate11, qu e stions fo1 di sc u ss ion, and t);le beta and Irish. Also end m ens Jokes. Just the thing for home amuse sources for procuring information on the que & tions given. ment and amateur s hows No. 45. 'l'HE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE S OCIET Y. AND JOK]jJ B\)OK;--Something n e w a!'.1d v ery .in structive. Eve ry No. 3. HOW TO FLIR'l'.' .rhe arts amt wiles ot flirtation al'I boy. ob tam this as it con tams full mstructions for orfolly explained by this little book B eside s the various methods of gamzmg an amateur mmstre l troupe bar.clker c hief, fan glove, parasol, wind o w and hat flirtation it c on No. 65 MULDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the most original tuins a full list of the language and s entiment of flowers .:Vhich i j oke ever and it is brimful of wit and humor. It in t eresting to everybody, both ojd and young You cannot be happy contams a large collect10n of songs, joke s, conundrums, e t c., of without one. Terrence Muldoon the great wit, humori s t, and prac tical joker of No. 4. HOW TO DANCE is the title of a new and haudsome the day. ]jJver,v boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should little book jus t i ssu e d by Frank Tousey It contains full ins t ruc obtain a copy imm ediate ly t ions in the art of d a n c ing, etiquette in the b a ll room and Rt parties, No .. 79. H<;>W TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing comhow to dress, and full directions for calling off in all popular square p lete mstructions how to make up for various characters on the dance s s,tage ; wi t h the dutie s of the S t age l\Ianag e r, Prompte r, No. 5. HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A complete guide to love, Scenic Artis t and Property Man. By a pro min ent Stage Manage r. courtship and marriage, giving sensible advice, rules and etiquette N?. 80. G U S WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the latto be o bs erv ecl, with many curious and interesting things not gen est JOk;e s, anecdot e s Rnd funny s t ori e s of this world-r e nowned and erally kno wn ever popular G erman com edian. Sixty-four pages; handsome No. 17. JlOW .ro DRESS.-Contaiuing full instruction i n the co lored cover containing a half-tone photo of the author. art of dre s s ing and appearing w ell at hom e and abroad, giving the se l ec tions of c olors, materia l and how to have thei maqe u p. HOUSEKEEPING. No. 1 8 HOW TO BECOl\IE BEAUTIFUL.-One of the 16. H9W TO KEEP A WIND.OW GARDEN.-Containing brighte s t and most valuabl e little books ev e r given to the world. full mstructions for co n structmg a wmdow garde n either in town Elver y bod y wish e s to know how to b ec ome b eautiful, both male and or country, and the most approve d methods for rais ing beauti" ful f e mal e The. sec r e t is s imple, and almo s t costless Read this book fl and be convin c ed how to be come beautiful. ow ers at home. The most complete book of the k;ind ever publish e d BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No. 30. HOW '1'0 COOK.-One of the most Instructive hooks No. 7. 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Fully illu strated. published. No. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a MISCELLANEOUS. > large collection of in structive and highl y amusing electrical tricks No. 8 HOW TO BI, ;COME A S CIEN'l'IST._.A useful and lD t ogether with illustrations. By A. Anderson. struc tive book,' giving a compl ete treati se on chemistry; also ex perim e nts in acousti cs, me c h a ni cs, m a rh e mati a s, ch emis try, and di E NTE'RT A IN M E NT. rections for making fireworks, colored fires, and gas balloons. Thia No. 9 HOW TO BECOME A VENTRII.,OQUIST.-By Harry book cannot b e equal e d K ennedy. The se cret given awaj! Every inte llig ent boy r e ading No. 14. HOW TO l\IAKE CANDY.-A complete hand-bo ok for t his book of instructions, by a practical professor (delighting mul t i making all kinds of canc1l,. icec ream, e t c tudes every night with his wond e rfu} imitations), can master the No. 8 1 HOW TO BI!;COME AN' AUT.t:1.0R.-Containing fu!I art, and create any amount of fun for himself and fri e nds. It is the information regarding ch o i c e of subj ects the u s e of words and the greatest book ev e r publi s h e d, and the re' s millions (of fun) in it. m anne r of preparing and submitting m a nu script. Al so containing No. 20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVEJNING PARTY.-A v a lua b le informatio n as to t h e neatn ess legibility and gen eral com v ery valuable little book just publi s h e d. A c omplete compendium posi tio n of manusc ript, es sential to a succ essful author. By Prince o f games, sports, card div e r s i o ns, co mic r ec i t ations, etc., sui t abl e .Hiland . for parlor or drawingroom entertainment. 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