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Jssued Weekly. By Subscription $2.50 jer year. Entered as Second Class Matter at New YorkPost Office by SrREET & SMITH, 238 William St .• N. r No. 337. Price, Five "DARN/dY PICTERI" SQUAWKED OBEDIAN, ''THIS IS THE FUST THIE I EVER GOT TOO MUCH PIE!"


Tip Top W-eek:ly. i , (LARGE . SIZE.) i If you have no,t read them, look over this catalogue and unexcelled in any p art of this world to day. you will read a list of stories t Don't fail to read .these stories if you have not already. Merriwell's Race For Life; or, The Steady Hand and True Heart. 299-Dick Merriwell ' s Set-Back; or, Outplayed by the Masked Mysteries. 300-Dick M e rriwell's Ride; or, Foiling the Agents of the Secret League of Spain. 301-Dick Merriwell's Honor; or, The Sacrifice That Cost Him Dearly. 302-Dick Merriwell at Bay; or, Defending the P irate Treasure of Hidden Cave. Merriwell Trailing the Treasure; or, Fac e to Face with . the Pirate Captain. 304-Dick Merriwell's Peril; or, Left to Die in the Flames. 305-Dick Merriwell's Snowshoe Hunt; or, The H i dden H u t of Blue Mountain. 306-Dick Merriwell's Disappearance; or, The Mystery of Moaning Cave. 307-Dick Merriwell's Racket; or, Who Was the Traitor? 3 08-Dick Merriwell's Discovery; or, The Evil G e nius of the School. , 309-Dick Merriwell's Revenge; or, Fighting a Desperate Enemy. 310-Dick Merriwell's Life Struggle; or, The Veile d Woman of the Woods. 311-Dick Merriwell's Tramp Chase; or, The Awakening of Scudder. 312-Dick Merriwell's Nine; or, Trouncing the Regular Team. 313-Dick Merriwell's Danger; or, Solv ing a Strange Mystery . . 314-Dick Merriwell Accused; or, The Life of the Nine. 315-Dick Merriwell's Trick; or, Paid in Their Own Coin. 316--Dick Merriwell's Daring Leap; or, Bound to Get There. 317-Dick Merriwell's Delivei;y; or, In the Face of Desperate Odds. 318-Dick Merriwell's Nerve; or, Up Against the R eal Thing._ 319-Dick Merri well as Captain ; or, In Spite of His Enemies. 320-Dick Merriwell's Peril; or, Hugo Darkmore's Last Deed. 321-;--Dick Merri well Challenged; or, G etting Into Fast Company. 322-:-Dick Merriwell's Team; or, The Young Wonders of the Diamond . . 323-Dick Merriwell's Confidence; or, The Spirit That Wins. 324-Dick Merriwell ' s Shot; or, For Life or Death. 325-Dick Merriwell's Triumph; or, The Finish of the Season. 3 26--Frank Merriwetl on Deck; or, Getting Into Mad River 327-Dick Merriwell in Trim; or, The Boy Wonder of the League. 328-Frank Merriwell's Honor; or, Defying the Boss of the League. : 329-Dick Merriwell's Danger; or, The Secret Order of the League. f 330-Frank Merriwell ' s Fracas; or, Hot Times in Mad River League. t 331-Dick Merriwell's Diamond; or, Fighting for the Lead in the League. t With TrP T oP No. 285 begins the now famous Fardale Series, in which DickMerriwell $ has ente r ed the goo d ol d schoo l at which the career o f Frank Merriwell also began some I years ago . Thousands o f young Ameri cans will wan t t o read of the :fin e things tha t Dick i Merriwell h as done, is doing and will i . n t h e futu re do. ! STREET & sMITH, Publishers, . :**** ************************************** I I


/snud IJy Suosenptwn $2,JO per year. Entwed as SeMnd Class Matter at 1"4 N. Y. Po.st Office, /1y STREET & SMITH, a.18 William .St., N. T. E,.twed according' to Act o/ Convess in the year rqo2, ;,. the Office t1/ l!&d Liltrarian t1/ QJngre SI, Waslri11rto,., D. C. _ No. 337. . NEW YORK, Sep t ember :l7, 1 9 02. Price F i ve Cents. • DICK MERRIWl:LL'S R 't:TURN: OR , It was a dark night. Through the darkness skulked three persons, who spoke in whispers or in very low tones, and who showed by their manner that the y did not wish to be observed. , The of the trio had the soft step of a panther and stole forward with a creeping movement, turning hi s h ea d fr o m right to ,lef t occa s ionally and s o metimes pau sing to listen , stopping the others with a hi ss. . "vV hat's the matter with you, Watson?" growled one of his two followers, as the leaderJiissed and stopped for the tenth time. "I thought I saw something move over there," whis pered the leader, dimly pointing to the left. "Nons ense ! You've been seeing something e ve r since we started. There is nothing-\l\.Too !" School. The s p ea ke r made a lea p and started to run, fo r a dark object had loomed up before them like a huge specter. He made two jumps and then fell down, wbile the leader fell over him. The third fellow stopped them, exclaiming: "Here, you fools! It's nothing but a cow!'-' He got hold of them and held them, although it is likely they would not have stopped had they been able to get up and break away before he made himself un der s tood. • " A cue-cue-cow? " ch atte red the pantherish leader. "Why, I thought--" "Don't be an idiot, Watson! What's all this b usi ne s s , anyhow? v V e don't under stand it." The one called Wats on cautiously crept near the dark ' object until he could make out the outlines of a cow . "So it is a cow!" he exclaimed. "It's Zeb Miller c; old breacher. He c an't keep her in pasture . I wasn ' t


TIP TOP WEEKLY. frightened, but I didn't want to take any chances of the station to welcome Dick back when he comes in on being recognized." "Now hold on," commanded one of the others. "We want to know jt1st what all tbis business ' means. You told us you had something to show us, and--" "I have." I "You've led us here in this mysterious way, and "It's ' only a short distance, Fang Tooth. We--" "Let up on calling me that name! The Wolf Gani! is dissolved. My name is Stark!" "All right, and--" "I'm Crauthers,'.' said the third fellow. "You've called me Soft Paw several times to-night, and I don't like that." "You chaps are queer," said Watson. "Now, I like to be called Quick Eye." "That's all right, but I don't w?-nt anybody to know that I ever had anything to do with the old Wolf Gang," said Crauthers. there is no more gang. . , "Poor Hubbard is gone, and If it should be found out that we . ever relonged to that gang, we'd be fired out of Fardale in a minute. "But you fellows are not going to come round and be friends of Dick Merriwell? You're not going to chum with him?" "I guess not!" sneered Stark. "But we know bet ter than to stick to anything that will be sure to get us into a heap of trouble.'' "All right," said Watson, regretfully. "I did hope the old gang would be revived, and that we might fin

"Take hold of this rail," he said, indicating the one. "Just see 1f you can move it." They ' did so, and both gasped: "Why, it's loose!" "Sure thing!" half chuckled "". atson. "I happened to find it was this way, and I brought you to see. It's right here on the curve through this cut." 8 "Look!" urged Stark, calling their attention. "See those lights at the station." From the top of the bank they could see a bright il lumination in the distance where they knew the rail road station was located. "It's the fellows with torches to welcome Merriwell when he steps off the train," said Crauthers. "Good Lord!" muttered Crauthers. "The train "Wouldn't that make you ill!" sneered Watson. may jump the track here!" "Why, any one would think the President of the "It's liable to," agreed Stark, who was likewise startled. "It's almost sure to," exulted Watson. "And Did:: Merriwell is coming on that train. See! We're not to blame because rail is loose, but we mustn't ever tell we knew about it. That's why I didn't want any one to see us coming here." Crauthers shivered a little, while cold sweat broke out on the face of Stark. "It's awful!" said the latter. "There may be a frightful accident. "Say, let's get away!" said Crauthers. "Why," if we were found out we'd have to do time! By George! We ought to do something to stop that train!" "\iVhat ?" snapped Jim Watson. "Stop the train? United States was to be welcomed." "Frank Merriwell is coming, too." "Well, I like him just about as much as I do Dick Merri well. They are both--Hark! Great smoke! There is the train !" In the distance sounded the long, wailing whistle of the approaching train. CHAPTER II. THE DANGER SIGN AL. Crauthers became almost frantic. He seemed to realize that a terribie thing was about to happen, and the thought filled him with horror. "For God's sake, boys, we must stop that train!" he I guess not! \i\T hy, you'd be trying to save Merricried. "We must stop it! Come on!" well!" "But thiilk of the other people on that train! I tell you it should be stopped!" There was a rattling sound that caused the three young rascals to jnmp, and some pebbles came bound ing down the bank. "What was that?" gasped Watson. "Somebody up there?" "They listened, but heard nothing more. "I'm going to see," said Crauthers, and he rushed up the bank with surprising boldness. The others fol lowed, but they found nothing when they reached the top of the bank. • "No Qne here," said Stark. "Just happened that some loose stones rolled down," was the way Watson explained it. "I didn't think it was anything else. All the same, _ let's hustle away from here." "Hold on!" said Watson. "It's too late! You can't stop it now! There is no way. It will be here in less than three minutes, and--" ''You knew all the time what would happei1 !" snarled Crauthers, lifting his fist to strike Watson. "Dick Merriwell--" "He's not the only one to think of! There are others on that train. Let's try to stop it! Come on, Stark-come on!" started to run madly up the track, but the others did not follow him. Stark was so badly fright ened that he did not know what do, and he kept mumbling: "It's awful-awful!" "Let's get away from here!" urged Watson. "We mustn't be around when the train jumps the track." He did not wait longer, but hastened away, while Stark followed him.


4 TIP TOP WEEKLY. Crauthers was thinking that there might be some way to shout at the engineer and give the alarm, but he quickly realized that such a thing would be impossible, as the sound of his voice woulci be drowned by the roar of the train. "No use! no use!" he gasped, as he stumbled over the ties. "It can't be helped! Oh, perhaps the train won't leave the track! It's awful-awful!" Never in his life had the fellow been more fright ened. Although a rascal at heart, he was not a hard ened villain. There have been boy train-wreckers, who have placed obstructions on tracks and derailed trains; but Crau thers was not depraved to such an extent that he could enter into such a piece of work. In the past he had thought a hundred times, perhaps, that he would like to kill Dick Merriwell, and he had even entered into plots which threatened Dick's life; but the pros pect of a frightful smash-up and what would follow had completely unnerved him. His heart was in his throat and he seemed to be choking, while a sort of haze rose before his eyes. In his ears there was a roaring sound, and he fancied that t:ne l:rain was close upon him. "Stop," he groaned-" for heaven's sake, stop!" Never in his life had he suffered greater agony of mind than he did at that moment. Again the wailing whistle of the train trailed through the night, like the despairing . shriek of a lost spirit. Then, far along the track, he saw the gleaming headlight of the locomotive loom into view. "Oh, God!" groaned Crauthers. "If I had a light!'! I had something to make them . see!" He thought of setting something afire and waving it, and into his pocket he plunged his fingers in search )f matches. He found some and brought them forth. "My cap!" he whispered, huskily. "Perhaps that will burn-perhaps it will!" He struck a match and tried to set the cap afire. "I'll wave it if it burns my hands off!" he mum bled. "I will! I will!" But the cap would not catch, and a gust of wind blew out the match. Nearer and nearer came the headlight of the loco motive. The light gleamed on the long straight line of rails, giving them a silvery glow. . "No use!" panted the wretched fellow. "I can't do it-I can't! They're lost!" He tried to strike another match, and then his be numbed and shaking fingers lost the whole of them. "I'm going to try to stop that' train!" he groaned. "I'll stay right on the track and wave my arms. Per haps they may see me! The headlight will show me to them. Then he began swinging his arms in a frantic man ner and jumping up and down. Suddenly he stopped. Before him on the track another light had appeared, and he saw a dark form. Staring, he saw the light waved to and fro in a manner intended to be a warning. "Somebody-is-there F' he muttered, bewildered. "Somebody is trying to stop the train I Who can it be?" He was dazed, but he saw distinctly that some per. son was making an effort to stop vVatch ing, he discovered in the light of the locomotive three forms, and he stood there like , a person turned into stone. One of the three had the warning light, which \ was being waved in the air. Would the engineer see it? A great fear that the light might not be seen at all came onto Crauthers, and again a choking hand seemed to grasp at. his throat, where there was .a throbbing pam. "They won't see lt !" he whispered. Then there was a sound that gave him a jump, for the danger whistle of the locomotive screamed madly thfough the night. "They've seen it!" panted Crauthers, in great relief. "Thank God I they've seen it!" But the gleaming . light seemed to reach him, and now he was seized by a great fear that he would be ob served.


• TIP TOP WEEKLY. 5 ' 1! must get away from here!" came from his dry CHAPTER III. lips. 0 N T H E T R A I N • . However, he paused until he was sure the was slowing up and drawing to a stand. Then he left the track and fled away through the night like a guilty wretch pursued by horrible phantoms. Who had stopped the train ? He kept asking himself that question over and over. Why had they stopped it? They tnllst have known about the loose rail and the peril that threatened. "It could not have been Watson or Stark," mut Crautbers. "There was no way for them to get ahead of ni.e and give the danger signal. No, I'rn sure they did not do anything of the kind. It is a mystery." As the train was nearing Fardale, Frank turned to speak to Dick, who, with Felecia, his cousin, beside him, sat directly behind Merry. "Well, boy," he said, "we'll soon be in old Fardale again." Dick laughed. "I'm glad," he declared. "Is it possible?" exclaimed Merry, with mock sur prise. "\Vhy, I thought you didn1t want to come back!" "You know I did !" returned Dick. "But there was a time--" "Oh, I wanted to get back to the mountains, I admit that! I had a feeling I could not throw off. I longed for a slght of the mountains. I have seen them And it was a mystery that perplexed and worried again, I have been with tfilem, and I am satisfied. Now him. He stumbled over rough ground, climbed fences and came to the road which ran at no great distance I from the railroad. Led by Watson, . Stark and Crau-thers had passed along that road some time before, had climbed a fence and paused near some scrub bushes to wrangle a little in low tones, as they demanded of the leader to know where he was taking them. Crauthers turned toward the town, but he soon left the road to lie down and hide behind the fence while a wagon went rattling past in the darkness. He felt like a guilty creature, but in his heart the.e was a sensation of relief until, with a great start, he thought of the pebbles that came rattling down the bank as the trio stood on the track in the cut. "Lord!" he .. gurgled. "vVhat i.f somebody was up there listening to us! It may be! Then we're in an awful scrape!" Cold sweat broke out upon him and he grew sick at heart with a new dread. Again he stole forward toward the town, where a great gathering of Fardale students awaited the arrival of Dick Merriwell1 to give him a royal it is old Fardale I'm longing for.'1 "I am glad to know you have that feeling, Dick," said Merry, seriously. "It is a . good way to feel toward your school. It is that feeling of affection that gives y o u the right spirit to fight for Fardale on the diamond, the gridiron or the track. It is like the Yale spirit, which seems to burn in the breast of every Yale man, and it is something you'll never forget in after life." Then Merry happened to notice Felecia's face, and he quickly said : "\i\That's the matter, Felecia? You don't seem as happy as you might be. Aren't you glad to get back?" She hesitated, and then answered, seeming to force a smile: "I-I think so." "Y otl think so? But yot.1 don't know? That is strange," "Oh, I don't suppose girls ever feel the same as boys about the place where they go to school." ''I don't know about that; but you have lots of friends in Fardale, and you st1ould be anxious to see them ' "Ohi I am! But still I love the mountains, and my: -'


• 8 home is there. I could not help feeling sad when I left frail and he feared that worriment of any sort might them. wear on her nerves. "Miss Tartii;gton will be glad to see you." 1 "I think so." "And Doris Templeton. She was one of your par ticular friends." Something like a cloud flitted over Felecia's face, but she said: "Yes, we were friends, and, of course, I shall be glad to see Doris again." But the manner in which she said this caused Merry to look at her closely. He fancied he understood the situation, for he saw that Felecia cared a great deal for Dick, and she knew Dick regarded Doris with favor able eyes. Merry had "been through the mill," and he was cer tain there would be much anxiety and many heartaches between the two girls. He aJso believed Dick was far too young to make a choice between them. But deep in his heart Merry was satisfied that Dick's regard fo1 Felecia was the same as that of a brother for a very dear sister, while he fancied that he might care for Doris as a friend. Later it was possible that friend ship would ripen into a stronger attachment. Besides, Frank did not fancy the idea of cousins fall-In a way, Dick understood the situation. He cared a great deal for Felecia, and he was aware that he had cared for Doris. But Doris had not written him since he left Fardale. He had written her two letters, which were unanswered, although she had promised to an swer if he wrote. Therefore Dick had come to believe that Doris ha

TIP TOP WEEKLY. 7 He looked grave enough now, as he recalled the night wh e n the team disbanded in New York. Hands had met, but words had been few , a s the ir hearts were too full for simple words to express their feehngs. "I suppose you'll coach our football team, Frank?" said Dick. "We ought to have a great team this fall." "Perha ps I m a y find some t ime-if they want me . " "vVant you! Well, you bet they'll want you! W c must have a coa ch. It' s abs o lutely . rrecessary, and they'll be crazy for you to do the work." • "I see y o u are thinking of football, and t11e bas e ball season is barely over. Y o u must like it?" ,. "It' s great !" nodded Dick, his dark eyes flashing. But he also saw that two girls were with him, their faces looking pale in the flaring They were Zona Desmond and Doris Templeton. In a moment Frank had told Dick and Felecia, and they quickly made their way to the platform. Merry sprang down and joined the men who had crowded about the lad with the torch. Zona and Doris seemed looking the passengers over, and both uttered cries when Frank, Dick and Felecia appeared on the piatform. "I wonder how far we are from Fardale," sai Merry, as he turned to the window and tried to peer , e saw Dick. out. At this moment several. shrill shrieks came from the locomotive whistle, followed immedi a tely by a grin -/J ' ing, jarring sound, as the brakes were applied violently. Senne of the passenge r s started up, while there was a general show of alarm in the car. "Somcfhing's wrong!" exclaimed Merry, and he flung the car window open, thrusting out his head. Looking ahead, he saw the waving light, although the headlight of the locomotive it. He also saw some one on the track, but that person jumped off as the engine swept up, drawing to a stand. ' ' ,, ' '-.!"'ELCOMED BACK TO Wnesf rai(uJh, llf iellY kG1 und the loose were taken into Fardale. i got aboard the spot, and When questioned, Hal said he was on his way to the station, a torch which he meant to use in the parade of cadets, when he saw three persons jump the fence at the side of the road and disappear. He wa:> escorting Doris and Zona to the station, and the strange actions of the dark forms . he had seen made him suspicious that some crookedness was intended. It happened that the train was a short one, consist-With the girls following him closely, he slipped foring of but three cars . The express and baggage car was just ahead of the car in which Merry sat. As the train stopped some one . demanded: "\\That ' s the matter, anyhow?" There was an immediate answer from a boy who held a flaring torch-the boy who had stopped the train: ward until they could hear the three persons talking behind s o me bushes near the road. They heard enough to make Hal eager to know more. Zona was ot frightened, and she persuaded Doris to accompany Hai wifh her, and the followed the suspicious persons across the rough ground to the railroad, where, from the top of the bank, Hal heard them talking about the "There is a loose rail in the cut ahead. The train loose rail and the probability that the train w ould be would be almost sure to leave the track there." I The train hands were jumping down and the passengers crowding to the platforms. Frank was astonished, for he recognized the boy with the torch as Hal Darrell. wrecked there. It did not take Hal long to act. He whispered directions to the girls, and they stole away at ?ncc. As soon as they could they went down to the track and hastened in the direction 0 the approaching train. /


8 Hal had his unlighted torch, and he believed he body is on hand to give you this reception. Look out, would be able to stop the train. Dick, for an enlarged head. " Of course, the girls were greatly frightened, but they "No danger of that!" muttered the boy, whose face stuck by Hal, who successfully carried out his plan to was red as a beet. "I wish I might get out of this! stop the train. When questioned still more closely, Hal gave the impression that he thought the three persons on the track were tramps. When asked if he was certain they were tramps, he replied tha t he w a s n o t , but thought it quite likely. Of course, Hal was a hero, and the girl s were hero ines. The passengers complimented them on their courage and prompt action in such an emergency . When the train pu _ lled into the station at Fardal c the place was illumined by hundreds of torches, while the cadets were drawn up in four long lines beyond the Isn' t there any way?" "Better face the music." This Dick was c o mpelled to do, distasteful though it was. The cheering was renewed for Frank. "What do you think of it , Felecia?" excla i med Doris. " A nd it ' s all for Dick!" "Oh, I'm included! " laughed Merry, in his jolliest way. Dick ' s heart S\.velled in his b o som. \

TOP WEEKLY. 9 J the head of the torches. Tbe band will lead off, and away we'll go." "Well, I never thought this of you!" said Dick, re sentfully. I had an 1dea you were a friend of mine! I didn't believe you'd join in with the others to make a holy show of me!" It was useless for him to object, as he soon dis covered. The boys were there to carry out a certain programme, and they were not to be balked. The band started off at the head, and after them came the . marching students. Next to the band was the committee chosen'. to make sure that Dick joined in the march. "It's a howling shame, Bob!" said Dick. "What have I ever done that they should put me on exhibition He was amazed, for now it seemed that he had no enemies in the school, and rememberd how, not such a great while before, he had been beset by on every hand. Once he had fancied himself the most unpopular fellow in the school. Through it all, how ever, he had clung ' to what he believed was right, and always he had fought for clean sport and the honor of Fardale. This was what had come of it. Of their own accord the students generally had turned out to welcome hin1 back in this remarkable manner. . All through the village they paraded, and then they finally turned toward the acadeiy. "Dear me F' said Ted Smart, who was also one of the reception committee. "What a sad and solemn like this?" occasi01i ! I'm sorry I came! It gives me the blues!" ''"What have . you done? Ask me what you haveri't At last they pa,ssed ' over the rise ;:md came in sight done, and I can tell you better! Weren't you the star of the academy. It seemed that lights were gleaf:1ing of the football team? Didn't you captain the base. all over the building. ball team? And didn't you make the best record ever "It's too much!" thought Dick. made at Fardale on both teams?" As long as he lived he could not forget that night. "No: My brother Frank--" "Oh, he's all right! We tried to get him into line, but he skipped us while we were making sure of you." "Just like him," said Dick. "Now he'll stand off and look on and think it's a great joke on me!" By this time Dick knew he must submit, and so he made the best of it. There were illuminations in . many of the village houses, for Dick was popular among tpe citizens . of the town, a most surprising thing. At intervals i'ed fire was burned, and there was cheering all along the line. "There he is!" was the cry repeated time after time, and then there would be great clapping of hands and cheering. "What's the matter with Dick ' Merriwell ?" shouted a cadet with a stentorian voice. Then the great' body of students in chorus would roar: "He's all right!". "Great Scott!" muttered Dick. "If I'd suspected this I'd crept into town in the dead of the night I" CHAPTER V. DARRELL'S VISITORS. On tlie following day Dick Merriwell found on op portunity to call on Hal Darrell in the latter's room. Dick happened to be alone, as his rnom:nate, An-drews, was out. "Hal," said Dick, "I want thank you. It's' pretty certain you prevented a bad smash-up hst night." "You have nothing to thank me for. It's wha . t any fellow would have done under the circumstances." "I suppose so, but you know there was a time when . we were not the best of friends." Hal flushed a bit. "Yes, I know; but that makes no difference. I don': suppose," he exclaimed, "that you think for a . moment I would not have tried to stop that train even if we had been the worst of enemies? I don't believe you think me that kind of a dog!" "Hardly," said Dick. "But I have an idea there may be one or two fellows in this school who wouldn't


10 TIP TOP have bothered much to keeping a traih I was comihg on from going to smash.;' "Well, if there are such fellows, I don't want to be rated with them!" Hal was very much in earnest. ''I suppose you know," said Dick, "that the town authorities are making every effort to trace those three tramps. They are searching everywhere for them, but have not found a trace of them." There was a queer look on Hal's face. "I hope they find them," he said . Dick placed a hand on Darrell's shoulder. "Haven't you an idea who those tramps are?" he asked. "What do you mean ?" Darrell asked , in a startled manner. "How should I know them?" "I thought it possibl.e you iilight recognize them by their voices." "That's a strange fancy! Why should I recognize tramps by their voices? I don't understand you, Mer riwell ! Your words seem to have some sort of hidden meaning. If they do, speak right out." "f\-11 right," said Dick. "I had a fancy, Darrell, that those fellows might not be genuine tramps. Somehow my suspicions were aroused to the contrary. I have not seen Doris or Zona to talk with them, but I came directly to you. I think you can trust me." Darrell . shrugged his shoulders, but he showed that he was far f1'om easy in his mind. "They have beeh tramps-or they may mit,'' said. "It was very dark, you know, and I could not see "Did they talk like tratnpi ?" ''.I don't know. Perhaps not." It was evident to Dick that Hal was holdihg something' back. 0 a sudden Darrell exclaimed: "I hope you don't think I knew anything about the loosening of that rail? You don't fancy that I had it done in order to stop the traih and pose as a hero?" Dlck laughed. "Such an idea did not enter my heud/' he . declared. "Then I don't see just what are coming at." "I thought there might be a reason why you had not told everything. That's all. It's all right, Dafrell. Let's talk about something else. What are the pros pects for a good fast football team? Fardale ougltt to keep up her record, you know?" But, although the talk turned to football, it was plain that Darrell was far from easy in his mind. After a littl e , Diek turned to go . As he left the room, he came face to face with Mark Crauthe1s, who pas sed hitn without a word . "That fellow surely is no great friend of mine," said Dick. "He has always disliked me." Crauthers looked back over his shoulder and saw Dick reach the stairs and go down. Im ediately the fell ow turned back. "He came out of Darrell's room," muttered Crau ther s , his breath. "\i\That's up? They never \\"ere chummy, and I didn't think they were in the habit of calling on each other. Darrell was the fellow who stopped the train last night. How did he happen to do it? How did he know about the loose rail? His story about three tramps is a lie. I'd give anything to know just how much Darrell knows! Did he see us? Did he tecoghize us?" These qt1estions had agitated Crauthers not a little. The worry over the affair had told on him, for his face wore a haggard look. All night he had turned and. twisted on his bed, fearing what another day might bring. The dread that somebody had seen him with Watson and Stark as they stood on the track . by the loose rail was completely unnerving him. "If the worst comes, I'll ten. the truth," he promised himself. "I was not to blame. I didn't know what Watson meant, and I tried my best to stop the train after I found out." Now, all at once, Crauthers resolved to face Darrell. He was determined to , learn, if possible, just how much Hal knew. "I'm going in there and beard him," he muttered, setting his teeth. "It's the best way to settle this feeling of suspense. I may as well get at the facts first as last." . But when he stood before Hal's door and lifted his hand to kr1otk his heart almost failed him. He knew


T1P TOP WEEK:LY. l.l. he was on the point of backing out, and so he rapped quickly. When Darrell called "come in," Crauthers pushed open the door and entered. His heart was pounding heavily, but he closed the door and turned to Hal. "Hellp !" he said, in an assumed manner of easiness. "Are you alone, old man?" . Hal frowned. He had never liked Crauthers, and he was surprised by this visit. "What can I do for you?" he asked. "Oh, I just dropped in. I don't come round often, although we are in the same class." "We may be in the same class here at school, but I hope not elsewhere," said Hal. Crauthers showed his dark teeth. "That's pretty good!" he exclaimed. "I see you have your hammer out. Perhaps I am just as good as you anywhere." " 'Perhaps' is well applied there." "What's the matter? vVhy do you jump into me with both feet like this?" "If you have any business with me, name it." "Why, I wanted to have a talk with you, old man." "I haven't much time to waste talking, and kindly don't 'old man' me. We have never been on those terms, Mr. Crauthers." "I'll be in the future, Mr. Darrell. I just wanted to ask you about those tramps you saw last night." "Ask away." "Did you really see any one?" "I did, if I have a pair of eyes in . my head." "vVere they tramps ?" "I've said they were." ) "I know you have, but did you think they were." "No!" Crauthers started at the manner in which the word was spoken. "Then you have " lied about it?" "Yes." "Why?" Hal took a step closer to his visitor as he answered: "To keep you out of the penitentiary!" CHAPTER VI. . A DESPERATE BOY• These words actually staggered Mark Crauthers, and his face seemed to turn paler than ever. There was a great heaving of the breast, and a light of terror entered his eyes. He stood there, his lips parted, star ing at Hal in a startled manner, like a frightened statue. Hal looked straight into the fellow's eyes, and that glance seemed to bore Crauthers through and through. After some moments, he moistened his lips, or tried to do so with his dry tongue, and slowly repeated: ''To-keep-me-out-of-the-penitentiary?" "That's what I said." "And you mean--" "Just that." "Then you-you--" Crauthers choked over his words. "I am not in the habit of lying," said Darrell "but I did so this once. I heard enough last night so that I thought you might not be guilty." The fellow grasped at this. "I didn ' t know a thing about it, I didn't!" he declared, shaking a little. "Watson waa the one. Stark didn't know, either. , Watson took us there and showed us the loose rail." "Then you knew about it." "Yes, but it was too late. Vve were both angri' with Watson. Ask Stark." "You have confessed that you were there!" ex claimed Hal, with some appearance . of satisfaction. "But you knew it before. You were upon the bank, We heard the pebbles rattle down. Then we ran up to look for anybody who might be there, but you had gone." Darrell could not wholy conceal his triumph, for he had not before thjs been fully satisfied in regard to the identity of the three boys concerned in the affair. While he had followed them, it happened that he was not near when their names were spoken. He had rec ognized the voice of Jim Watson, but was in doubt about Watson's companions. He had also realized /


12 TIP TOP WEEKLY. that Watson's companions were alarmed and wished to Hal Darrell's eyes flashed and a look of great anger do something to prevent the impending catastrophe. settled on his face. It had been Darrell's intention to force the truth "What do you take me for, fellow?" he exclaimed. from \i\Tatson. The accident had been averted, and "You can't buy me! I have no price!" Hal did not wish to see any one punished who was not guilty. But now he had learned one thing he wished to know. In his mind there was yet a1 ther question. Had the rail been loosened by human hands, or had it worked loose in the manner that rails sometimes do? "Who loosened that rail?" demanded Darrell, grimly. "Did Watson do it?" "I-I don't think so," faltered Crauthers. "What do you know about it? It looks mighty bad, and you are in a terrible scrape. Don't try to hide anything. It will make it worse for you." It was plain that Crauthers had been frightened into a sta1.e of despera tion, and Hal meant to m;;tke the most of his state of mind to get at the facts . "I don't know a thing!" protested the fellow-" not a thing save that Watson took us there and showed us th.e loose rail. Then I ran up the track to try to stop the train. But you were ahead of me, and I saw y01.1 stop the train. That's all the truth, Darrell-honestly it is! Nothing bad happened. Don't tell on us I Think of me! Think of the disgrace!" "You should have realized before this that you might .get into a bad box by associating with vVatson. He' s a cheap fellow. If he didn't loosen the rail, how did it happen to be loose? And how did he happen to discover it? Answer that." "I can't! I can't! I'll find out! I'll ask him." "It's not likely he'll confess unless he is arrested and made to tell everythin .g." The dread leaped into Crauther ' s eyes again. "If he's arrested " he will blow on me-he'll blame Stark, too! I know him! We'll be in just as bad a scrape as he is! He'll even lie about it! Perhaps he'll try to put all the blame onto us! Darrell, why can't this thing be dropped? I'll pay you money-I'll do anything! Just set 1your price! I'll find a way to get the money." Then into Crauthers' heart surged a sensation of madness. He fancied this youth meant to disgrace him, to brand him as a would-be criminal. In that moment he lost his head completely. Darrell was the only one w.ho could swear to the identity of the guilty trio . His tongue must be in some manner. With this desperate thought in his mind, he seemed to lose his head completely. His teeth were set, and a smothered snarl came from his throat as he jumped at Darrell. Hal was taken by surprise, and Crauthers' fingers were on his windpipe in a second . "You'll never blow on me!" grated the desperate fel low, as he backheeled Darrell and flung him to the floor with such violence that Hal was stunned. In that moment all the evil in Caruthers' nature surged to the surface. "I'll silence you!" he panted . "I will! I will!" His fingers crushed into the throat of the lad on th'! floor, and Hal's wind was shut off. Darrell made a faint struggle, but h e had been robbed of his strength by the shock, and Crauthers had him :lt his mercy. In that moment the one thought of J:he desperate boy was to keep Darrell from telling what knew. Crauthers' mental vision the doors of a prison yawned, and he ha:d seen himself disgraced and branded with crime. He did no! pause to consider what might be the consequences, but he flew at Hal's throat with all the fierceness of a tiger. Da1rell was an athlete, but Crauthers had gained an advantage, and the boy who had been hurled to the floor seemed weak and helpless. At this moment, just as Darrell was beginning to get black in the face, there came a knock on the door. It caused Crauthers to start and relax his hold. "He-e-e!p !" The cry was not loud, but it was full of distress, and it came from Hars lips.


TIP TOP WEEKLY. "Shut up!" grated Crauthers, and he renewed his hold on Hal's throat. But the person outside the door had hear su.spiciods sounds w ithin that room, and the door was quickly opened. A moment later Dick Merriwell leaped in and had Crauthers by the shoulders. "You devil!" he exclaimed . Slam !-the fellow was hurled against the wall. Young Merri well had picked him up by the shoulders and literally hurled him across the room. Crauthers was on his feet in a twinkling. In his madness he rushed at Dick. Crack !-Dick's first landed on Crauthers' jaw. It was a knockdown blow, and Mark stretched his length on the floor. It also seemed to be a knockout blow, for the fellow lay there quivering. After a glance at him, Dick turned to Darrell, who was sitting up, rubbing his throat and trying to .get his breath. "What's this mean?" asked Dick. "What was he trying to do? He haC:. you dead to rights, Darrell." "Confound him!" wheezed Hal, huskily. "He tried to choke me to death!" "What for?" Dick was bending over tlal, whom he now assisted to his feet. Darrell was ;.veak, and Merriwell aided him to a chair, on which he limply dropped . . "Why did he attack you in your rooin ?" asked Dick. "I'll tell-you-some time," wheezed Hal. "And I'll-settle with-him!" "I was coming back to ask you another question," said Dick. "After I ropped on your door I thought I secrets. If you had some trouble with him that you do not care to explain, that is all right." Hal was tempted to tell Dick everything then. Afterward he wondered why he did not, but he chose to keep silent, thinking he would learn whether watson had loosened the rail or not before making the ex posure. "I won't talk about it now," he said; "but I'll settle with Crauthers ! See if I don't! He took me by sur prise, else he'd never downed me like that. And I be lieve the cur would have choked me to death!" "Well, he acted as if he meant business," said Dick. "But you settled him pretty soon. That crack you gave him was a dandy!" "I have owed him that for a long time," added Dick, grimly. '"'I was rather pleased at the opportunity to settle." "You owe him more than that," declared Darrell, mysteriously. "I always settle my debts," assured Dick. CHAPTER VII. STEVE NUNN'S PROPOSAL. On returning to his room Dick found Steve Nunn there, waiting in company with Brad Buckhart. "Whatever has happened, pard ?" inquired Brad. "You l o ok kinder flushed up some, and I sure see a glint in your eye that speaks of a disturbed temper. Dick told them of the attack of Crauthers on Dar rell. "That beats the bugs!" exclaimed Buckhart. "I wonder whatever made Crauthers jump the galoot. There certain must have been some dealings between heard strange sounds in here. That's why I came ia them and they had a falling out." • without ceremony." "Glad you did!' If you hadn't--Where is he?" They looked around. The door was standing open, as . Dick had left it, I and Crauthers was gone. "He's improved the opportunity to skip," said Dick: 1 "Never mind. We know where to lay our hands on him when we want him. I don't' want to pry into y:our "I c o uld get no satisfaction out oj Hal," said Dick. "He didn ' t seem to want to -tell what was the matter." "You know I never tied to that galoot Darrell any at all," said the Texan. "He may be all right, but we know he was blamed sore on you for a time, pard." "But all that is over now." "It may be, but I don't trust him too far." "He stopped the train last nig l1t, you know . "


14, "I do know, and there are some things about that there business that I don't understand. No tramps have been seen round these parts in many moons, yet he relates a yarn about tramps." "jf.e must have told the truth,'' said Dick, "for Doris Templeton and Zona Desmond were with him, and they , saw the three who sneaked across to the railroad track." "I allow those girls had nerve to follow tl1ree tramps, even if Darrell was along to protect them." "But you don't believe they would tell an untruth about it?'' Brad shook his head ' "Hardly. But sometimes I suspicion they may have been fooled somehow." "How could they have been fooled?" "Ask me! It's right queer, and that's I've got to say about it." "The whole thing will be explained some time,'' said Steve Nunn. "All Fardale is thankful that nothing happened to you, Dick. We need you this fall on the eleven, and we need yciu bad." "As you're sure to be good, we need you bad,'' grin ned Brad. been talking about that." "I came to see you about it, Dick," said Nunn. I'm ready to talk football," smiled Dick, his dark eyes gleaming with interest. "vVhat are the prospects of a good team, Captain Nunn ?" "\!Ve ought to have a dandy!" exclaimed Steve, witli great enthusiasm. "But we've got to have a . dandy to win out this season." "You think so?" "I know it. The way we did up the other teams last year has stirred tt'iings up, and they are coming after us hot this fall ?" "How hot?" "Well, I hear that White Academy has taken in '..\ lot of 'ringers,' and they say we will be fruit." "You mean that White will have some professionals on its team?" "Perhaps they cannot be called professionals in the strict sense of the word, but they have played on fast • teams, and it is pretty certain that White_ has offered them inducements." Dick frowned. "That is not square sport," he said. "! hardly be lieve it will be allowed at White." "Got my information pretty straight," said Steve. "But the athletic committee-will they permit it?" "Sometimes a committee shuts its eyes. White is pretty sore. We rubbed it into them hard both in football and baseball. The committee may suspect something wrong about ' the students who are going to try for the eleven, may refuse to investi gate. I understand that two of the fellows are not fit to enter a grammar school, yet they have passed at White." "In that case there is something the matter with the faculty. One thing is certain, everything is on the level here at Fardale. If a fellow is not qualified to enter this school, he can't get in just because he can play football or baseball." "Now you're shouting!" nodded Buckhart. "And if he gets conditioned in his studies, he has to mal

TIP TOP WEEKLY. ;'We won out by a n6se, artd we had to fight all kinds of plotters and schemers. It's a wonder we ever came on top.' . ' ''Frank did it, I am sure,11 said Steve. ' .'Y_es, he deserves all the credit. There was very liftle honest baseball i11 that league, and yet we won out on our merits.' ' "But I came here to speak about another m a tter,'' said Steve . "You know I was hurt while playing baseball last spring.1 1 "Yes.'' 1'1 haven;.t gotten over it.'' "Thaes bad.1 ' "Mighty bad," nodded Steve. ''I'm lame near1y atl the time, and the doctor has told me that I must not ' ' think of playing football this fall.'' "What?" "That's righe' 1'But--" • • "I meant to play jus t the same, but now--" "Now what?,, "I can't." "You can1t anyhow." , "No." "Why is that?" • • "My mother--" "Oh, she has been after you?" "Yes. She made me promise?': "Not t . o play?" "Not to play football this.fall." "Great Scott!" exclaimed Frank. "You were elected captain of the team' !1 ' . "I know it, and that is what makes me feel bad. But I must keep my word to my mother, Dick." "I should say so!" nodded Dick. "All the same, that breaks things up." "You' ll have to have a rtew captain." "I was thinking of that." "And you, Dick, are the man . for the place." "l am?" "You bet!" cried Buckhart, his face beaming. "Re member how you took Steve's . place as captain of the baseball team and what you did." _ Dick was silent, seeming overvvhelmed for a mo ment. 'fhen he said : 11! don1t know about this. I am not certain the fel lows want me as captain.'' "I am!" tiodded Nunn. "I have been d o ing trty best to find out , and I knOw they want you. Y o u will have to take it.1> "If you refose," said Bt1ckhart, ''1'11 shoot you full of holes! I will, I kn ow! 'With you for captairt and Frank as c o ach, we c ! n wip e the earth of everything. We'll do up White Academy, with all their ringers! .vVe1ll raise merry thunder with them!" "Will you take the place, Dick?" asked Steve. "Why, as you car111ot play, I might take it if I should be chosen." "That's all I wanted to know/' laughed Steve. "You'll be chosen. Don ' t worry about that. I know what I am talking about." "Whoop!" cried Brad. "There are goi n g to be great doihgs around these parts this fall. You hear me shout!" CHAPTER VLII. WORRIED RASCALS. Steve Nunn lost no time in getting to work in the interest of Dick Merriwell, and Brad Buckhart was a willing assistant. They started a canvas to find Out just how the students stood on the matter, for they realized that the athletic committee might not favor Diek, in which case it would be necessary to bring out and demonstrate the sentiment of the school. The result was that everybody seemed to be talking football. But it was not long before a rival for Dick Merri well appeared in the field. It was Hal Darrell. He had l'ong entertained football aspirations, and he could not forget that he had found no small amount of difficulty in getting a trial on the team a year before. At that time he had felt sure that Dick and Frank to gether had kept hitn. off the : eleven until they were com pelled to. give . a show. Later he discovered that was not the case.. • ••


18 But Hal had . played brillian _ y. He was a dashing fellow, and there seemed something in it when his friends claimed that he would make a fine captain for the eleven in place of Steve Nunn. These friends claimed that Dick was receiving too many favors. They confessed that he was the best baseball captain Farclale had see1, in years, but . as serted that it was not right to shower all the honors on one man. Dick was to be captain of the baseball team another year, so why was it not fight to give some one a show on the eleven? Dick himself felt that he was getting more than his share of the honors. He was not at all grasping in this way, and in his heart he believed it would be a good thing for some other fellow to captain the eleven. Having this feeling, he accosted Hal the first time they met on the parade ground. "See here, Darrell, I want to speak with you," he . said . "I hear that you want to captain the eleven." Hal stiffened up, for he fancied Dick had stopped him thus to ask him to withdraw. "So1ne of my friends have asked me if I would take the place if chosen," he ans"\\'.:ered. "And you told them-what?" "That) would if I was certain I was the man wanted more than any one else." I "Then I think you are the chap to take it," was the surprising statement from Dick. "You-you think so? " gasped Hal. "Yes." "But I heard-:--" "That I wanted it?" "Yes." / "No. Nunn came to me and told me he could not captain the team. Then he asked me if I would fill his place. I answered that I thought I would if selected. I have thought it over since, and I am beginning to think that too many such favors are being shown me. I don't want to grow bristles. I believe that other fel lows should have a show. When I learned that you were a possible candidate, I to find out _ h9w you felt about it. That's why I stopped you." • This was so unexpected that Darrell was quite taken aback. " _Of course," he said, slowly, "I am ndt sure that I will be chosen. I might not make a goad captain for the team, either." "I believe you would, and I'm ready to work for you." Hal's heart warmed within him. "Merri. well, you're a brick!" he exclaimed. "I thought you would feel differently about this matter. Now, I don't want to cut in and push out if you--" "Don't worry about me!" laughed Dick. "You won't push me out. I've got to do some plugging, and I might have too much on my mind if I should be chosen captain of the eleven." "You'll play on the team?" "Sure thing." "That's the talk! And we'll make the other fellows hustle. If I'm chosen captain, I shall want your ad vice." "I don't think you'll need it with Frank for coach. He'll give you the right kind of advice." "But see here!" cried Hal; "you're not going to draw out of the field?" "How?" "Decline to be a candidate?" "Why not?" . "Because I don't want you to do it!" exclaimed Hal, "If you are the one who is wanted as cap tain of this team, let them put you in . I'll play. I'll do anything. I shall not feel right about it if you with dr;pv. I shall feel that perhaps I am chosen no one opposed me!' They discussed this point for some time, with the result that, after much urging, Dick promised to serve on the eleven if chosen, and he was not to withdraw as a candidate from the field. They were watched as they talked together by two lads who took pains not to be observed. They were Mark Crauthers and Jim Watson. Since his attack on Darrell, Crauthers had lived m fear and trembling. He was astonished when he found that Darrell had made no move to punish him. I


TlP TOP WEEKLY. 1 7 His suspense did not decrease in the least as time passed, for he knew Hal was f).Ot a forgiving fellow. But Crauthers fancied he saw a chanele to save him self when he discovered that Darrell was a candidate 1 for the captaincy of the eleven. He held a consulta tion with Watson, and Jim urged him to try to make the scheme work. Thus it cam about that, as Hal was on his way to , the gymnasium, after Dick, he was approached by Mark. "Just a word, please," begged Mark, in a humble I way. Hal flashed him a look ,of anger and scorn. "I have no time to waste on you!" he declared. "You'll find it to your advantage." "Go on! Keep away from me, that is my advice to you." But Crauthers was not to be baffled in such a manner. "You must listen!" he exclaimed, planting himself in Hal's path. It seemed that Darrell would spring at the fellow, and he held himself in check only by a mighty effort. "I have a proposal to make to you," Crauthers went on, hastily. "It will be to your advantage to hear it . I don't know why you have said nothing about our little affair, but--" "Perhaps I am ashamed to let any one know you got the best of me by jumping on me when I was not prepared." ''Oh, you're proud enough for that, I suppose! But you can be taken down ! I hear you are going to try to become captain of the football team." "Well?" "Is it true?" "What if it is?" I "I saw you talking with Merriwell just now." Hal was silent. "He'll beat you out for the place. You can't beat him. No one can do that in an open fight. But I know a way you can beat him. I can help you." "You can ?" "Sure thing." "V.' ell, I want none of your help!" "Then you go into the soup . Don't be foolish, Darrell. I have a pull with the athletic committee." "A pt}ll ?" said Hal, in surprise. '1I don't believe it." "It's true." "\i\That sort of a pull?" "Never mind. There are five on the committee. Two favor Merriwell, and two are inclined to stand by you, as they think he has had enough. The fift h man is on the fence. He is the chap I have a pull with. I.f I go to him and tell him to vote for you he'll do it. In that way you will be chosen. See! You will de feat Merriwell. That should be worth something to you." "You're lying, Crauthers !" exclaimed . Hal. "I don't believe a word you have said!" A dull flush rose to Mark's cheeks. "I don't like to have any one call me a liar!" he said. "But I would not fight with you. Give me a promise and I'll proye that all I've said is true." "What promise?" "That you will never say a word more about that affair the other night and about our little sarap in your room. No harm was done either time, and you can beat Merri well by . making that promise. , Will you do it? Is it a bargain?" Hal stepped closer to Mark. "When I make any bargains with such a rascal as you," he said, "I'll deserve to be shot! Now get out of my way or I'll knock you down!" Crauthers saw his scheme had fallen flat. The dan ger light in Hal's eyes made him step aside, and Darrel passed on to the gym . CHAPTER IX. A CONi'ESSIO:W. On Saturday afternoon a pknic party gatl:iered. on the shore of Lily Lake. There were a dozen lads fro m the academy and as many girls from Miss Tartington's school. Miss Tartington was on hand to chaperon her girls, while Frank Merriwell had been invited •


• 1B TIP TOP WEEKLY. Of course, Felecia, b o ris and Zona were with the girls, much to the satisfaction of Dick, Brad and Hal. They had a merry time,, as young people tnay, thete being rtlttch joking and laughter. Ted Smart was in his element, and he provided con sidera . ble amusement. Obediah Tubbs, however, was the clo\vn of the oc casion. Somehow Obediah never seemed to say anything funny that was worth repeating , yet his comical appearance, his drawl and his peculiar manner made his words 1augl1able. Obediah was a Yankee boy by birth, but his parents had moved to Texas, where he had spent some time on a ranch . . This Western experience, however, , had not served to rt1b off any of his odd New England ways. He weighed neatly three hundred p o unds. In fact, he was mammoth in proportions, but he was lively as an ordinary boy when he bestirred himself. t Barely had Obediah reached the picnic grounds when he began complaining that he was hungry. "Darn my picter if I don ' t feel holler as a bass drum inside!" he declcired. "It's jest awful to feel that way I What I'd like would be two or three g o od fresh pies." "It's too bad you hate pie!" exclaim e d Ted Smart. "I feel really sorry for you!" "But I don't hate pie! I like it!" ''I am !" chirped Smart. "Why, you are so frail delicate that I though{ you must eat malted milk, or something like that. I You need some sort of diet that will cause you to take on flesh r ' "You git aout !" exclaimed Obediah. "You're pokin' fun at me, an' I won't stan' for it!" "Don't stand for it-don't! It's wrong! It's a':l awful mistake! Sit down!" 'Tll throw you right plump inter the drink if you 'don't git el'way fro1i1 me!" piped Obediah, in his shrill 'Voice, as he made a swing at Ted. Smart ducked quickly, dropping to the ground and darting between the legs of the fat _l?oy, who was standirtg with his feet wide apart. . Obediah had closed his eyes as he made the swing, and he was amazed on opening ihem and Snding that Ted was gone. He looked round tor Smart, and then gasped: "Thuttera.tion ! Did the wind of my fist jest whisk him plutllb clean outer sig ht ?" Ted could not help shouting at the cort1ica1 exptes sion on his face . Ted was laughing w ith his hand over his mouth, but his laughter changed to a sqL1eal of fear when Obediah suddenly, without the least warning, let his knees buckle and sat straight d o wn. Smart was caught, and the crushing weight of the fat boy squeezed the breath from his body. "Owwow! I like this!" he cried. "It's fun! Why, you're light as a feather, Tubbs!" "Hey?" came in apparent surprise from the fat boy . "What's this I've sot on?" "Don' t lift him off!" ga s ped Smart, who felt he was being crushed to death. "He isn ' t breaking my ribs! I enjoy this hugely! Then he found he had no breath for further words. "Come on, Obediah!" cried Dick, for he saw that Smart was in distress. "Get off lively, or you'll have a funeral to your account! " Then he gave Tubbs a push that caused him to roll over like a ball. "Dani my picter !" cht1ckled Obediah. "I believe somebody got under me when I sot down!" Hal Darrell was talking with Felecia, and they had drawn off by themselves, although they were not far from the others. "I suppose you had a fine time this summer?'' said Hal. "Oh, a lovely time!" she answered, her dark eyes into his. "And you?" "Well, I had a pretty good time." "Did you see Doris often?" . "9h, yes. Our people went to the seashore, know. We had cottages close together, and I her every day." "That must have been fine!" "It was. She me some of her attention. now-well, I see she is talking with Dick." _ you saw But


TIP TOP WEEKLY. ' 19 It was true; Doris and Dick were chatting, although I seemed strangely reserved. Felecia forced a laugh. "Why should we care?" she exclaimed. "I do care! " confessed Hal. "But it's no u s e to care. She 'll do as she likes, 11nd I can't blame he.r for liking Die . . All the same, I wi s h they had ne v er met!" These w o rds were s poken in a bitter manner, and Felecia underst o od how deeply he felt about it. Of a s udden she confessed: "I wi s h th e s a me! Perhap s it is selfish of me, but I can't _ help it." A queer look came into Hal ' s eyes. "Felecia , " said, "I knQW I can trust you. We have spoken of some things in the past. Do you know, I am a pretty cheap fellow! Oh, yes I am! You needn ' t lool( surprised! I realize it, but I can't help it. I did something this summer that I am ashamed of. I was a s hamed of it at tlte time, but I couldn't seem to help it. It has made ' me like a criminal ever since. For that very reason, when I found some fellows doing a ' wrong thing a few days ago, I told myself that I was no better than they. I could have exposed them, but it seemed to me that I was too cheap to tell on them." "vVhat are you talking about?" asked the dark-eyed girl, in wonderment : "And you--". ' "" "Destroyed them both !" confessed Hal. "Wliat do you think of that? Am I not a cheap fellow? Why, it was a criminal thing to do! I used to call for the mail at the little post office where we were, and I de tected his letters. Then I burned them-I burned them and never told Doris!" Felecia looked shocked. "I didn't think--" "You didn't think I would do such' a thing? Well, • now you see just the sort of a chap I am! But I didn ' t want her to get letters from him! I thought she might cease to care for him. I know she was watching for a letter, arid she was awfully disappointed when she got none. After a time, she seemed to get about it. Once I spoke of him, and she asked me not to mention his name. I was satisfied then, for I thought she had begun to despise him. ] didn't know her-I didn ' t know her! I believe she cares more for him now because of his apparent neg lect! It's just like some girls! No fellow can un derstand them !" "It's no use trying to keep them apart," said Fe lecia. "I know it now." "So do I I" muttered Hal. CHAPTER X. "I want to tell you," said Hal, "yet I am ashamed." o BED I AH GET s :e IE •. \ "Oh, I don't believe it was anything so very bad!" "By golly! I'm jest dyin' for pie!" groaned Obe• "It was! Come over here and sit down. Perhaps diah Tubbs, as he pressed his hands over his stomacli,. I'll tell you." "I'd like to hev abaout a dozen such ones as mamt They sat on a rustic bench, and Hal seemed to fin;:l . uster . make. Darn my picter if they wam't slappitf some difficulty about beginning. "I've wanted to tell some one/' lie said, his face flushed. •"I've felt that I must tell. Did you know Dick wrote to Doris while he was away in the West?" "I suspected he did," said Felecia, with a sigh. "He did, but Doris never received the letters." "Never received them?" "No." • •.. ._..,., ... '1JI "Why not ?" . ' J1Becau:::e..l got on good!" Little did Obediali know that tliree of t?ie tioya liaCI slipped away from the party and hastened acroaa fieldJ to the village, where they paid a visit to the bakery, coming away with a huge basket piled high witlf . something that was covered by a white cloth. These . fellows had rejoined the picnic party, having brought up the basket without being seen . And now one of them rushed out witli a P.ie, w1ilcB lie .Q,tf'..seDte.d . to. Obediah, crying: ,


TIP TOP WEEKLY. "Here you are, Obed! Here's a real pie for you." "Wha-a-at ?" squealed the fat boy, in delight, as he grasped the pie, his eyes bulging. "Well, if it ain't the re a l thing! Hooray! But it's only one little teenty one, jest large enough to fill a holler tooth." He took a huge bite .out of the pie, which he held with both hands. The b o ys gathered round to watch him. "Bet y o u can't eat it in three bites," said one. But he did not devour this pie in the same ravenous manner. He was beginning to feel that he had eaten about enough pie for the time being. However, when he had finished, yet another pie was offered him and urged upon him. It made the fifth, and he seemed to balk at it a bit. "I guess this will be about enough," he When he had finished one, howe v er, another pie was thrust beneath his nose. "I bet he can eat it in two," said another. "Excuse me," said the fat boy. "I ain't hankerin' • "Stand forth! stand forth!" cried Harry Dare, as much as I was." loudly, "and witness the great pie-eating feat--" "Hold on!" squeaked Obediah. "I don't eat pie with my feet. What be you calling folks to see my pie-eatin' feet for?" "How he suffers!" sobbed Tc;d Smart, as the fat boy seemed to take a full quarter of the pie at a single mouthful. "It is a shame!" " 'Ow can 'e do hit?" said Billy Bradley, the cockney youth. "Hi don ' t hunderstand hit!" "It's all dud-dud-dud-done by a sus-sus-sus-slight turn of the wrist," chuckled Chip J olliby, the long, lank, stuttering boy. "'vVatch him cue-cue-cue-close and you may detec-tec-tect the trick." "0}1, you laff !" mumbled Obediah, as he stuffed the last of the pie into his mouth. "I don't care! All I's like is more pie. " "Permit me," said Ned Stanton, bringing forth an other pie and offering it. "Well, by golly!" cried Obediah, laughing. "You fellers are all right!" And he proceeded to devour the second pie in the same ravenous manner. "Have another?" grunted Bob Singleton, as he handed another pie over. Obediah ate it amid the applause of the boys and the laughter of the girls, the latter being in he background. When he had finished Brad Buckhart brought a pie from beneath his coat, with a great flourish. "Yere, Obediah, is more of the same," he said: "Proceed to surround that." "Oh, you can't stump me this way!" said the fat boy. • "Oh, you must eat it!" they cried. I "What fer?" "Because we can't afford to see it wasted." "I'll take it M my room and eat it there." • They would not consent to that. When he declined to eat any more they began to make threatening demonstrations. "Why do you think we bought these pies?" ex claimed Harry Dare. Obediah was finally compelled to accept the sixth pie. He began to eat slowly, and it was seen that he was crowding it down. Still he was compelled to eat the whole of it. when the seventh pie was rged upon him he re belled in earnest. "Darn my picter if I touch it!" he squeaked. "Think I'm goin' to make my self sick of pie, so I'll never eat no more? Well, I guess not!" "Stand up to your pie, or die!" commanded Buck hart. "You can't squeal now." "It ain't no fair! If they was the right kinder pies--" "We've given you all kinds." "But I like currant pie best." "Here you have it!" came from Harry Dare. "A brand new currant pie. Accept it with my compli ments." They forced a pie into each of the fat boy's hand:>. He made a comical picture as he stood there, looking anxiously from one pie to the other. "I-I kinder think I'd like squash pie,'' faltered Oballiah.


TIP TOP WEEKLY. 21 Somebody offered him w11at was called a squash pie. "But I'd rnther hev pineapple pie," said the fat boy, sweat beginning to start out all over his face. "Here's your pineapple pie!" exclaimed a voice. He found it useless to object on account of the kind of pie, for pies were thrust at him from all sides. "Darn my picter if I'll eat any more pie nohow!" he squealed, dropping the two he held. "\rVhat !" roared the boys . "Do you refuse pie?" "I jest do, by jolly!" They fell back in apparent amazement. "Can it be possible?" cried Ted Smart. "And he has scar ly taken a mouthful of pie! He has deceived us!" "And J ed us into squandering our money foolishly!" said Harry Dare. "Revenge! revenge!" grunted Browning. "I vote that we make him take pie!" exclaimed a voice. "Make him take it!" cried others. "I won 't!" shrilly shouted Obediah. Then s omebody sent a pie whizzing through the air, and it struck the fat boy on the shirt bosom. This was the signal for others to begin bombardiug him with the pies they held, and for some minutes the air \Vas full of pies, while the fat lad danced about "tomically in his efforts to dodge them. "Darn my picter !" he squawked. "This is the fust time I ever got too much pie!" It was a laughable spectacle, but soon the pies were exhausted and the excitement was over. CHAPTER XI. DICK AND DORIS. Dick and Doris had wandered apart by themselves, yet they were within sound of the voices of the pic nickers. "It seeems a long time since school closed last spring," said Doris. "It hasn ' t been so very long," returned Dick. "The time passed slowly for me," she declared . "Didn't you have a good time this summer?" "No; I hacl the meanest old time I ever had in all my Ii fe !" "\tVhy, how was that? You went to ' the seasbore ?., "Yes, but there was no one theae I cared for," "No one?" ,. "Not many.'1 "Hal--" "Oh, yes; he was there with his folks." "I suppose you found his company agreeable?" "Oh, yes! But I kept wishing the summer over. Honestly, I didn't haw a bit good time. I suppose you enjoyed yourself?" "Well, we were so busy playing ball that I didn't have much time to get lonesome," laughed Dick. "I don't suppose so!" with a slight toss of her head. "You were so busy you didn't even have time to think of your old friends." "Oh, but I did. think of them!" "Really? I am surprised to hear it!" He the sarcasm in her voice and wondered what she meant. She ha.cl not answered his letters, and he had told himself many times that he \voU:ld let her know what he thought of it by treating her with coolness when they met. But they met, and, in spite of himself, he had not been able to be so very cool. ''\i\Thy are you surprised, Miss Templeton?" "Oh, just because I am, Mr. Merriwell." "It seems to me that we are very formal." "I thought of that, but I simply followed your example." Both realized that they ' were sparring lightly. Dick knew 'his heart was thumping, and he could not check its rapid beating. Never before had Doris looked so pretty in his eyes. The softened light sifted through the trees and fell on her fair face and brown gold hair. lips were red and curved daintily, parting to show the most beautiful white teeth. She did not look him straight in the eyes . . "She knows I blame her for failing to answer my letters," he thought. "Perhaps she is just fooling me!" That thought caused a tumult to start in his breast. ' It was a pain that left his cheeks white and his eyes gl e aming. "If you wish to be formal," said Dick, "of course I shaH not presume." He was very dignified for a boy of his years. "You began it, sir." "There was a time," he said, "when we called each other by first names, and it seemed natural." She turned her face away, and he fancied her chin quivered a little. Two persons walked down a natural path that ..


TIP TOP WEEKLY. led toward tne snore of the lake. They were Hal an

.. TIP TOP WEEKLY. CHAPTER XII. 'r H E R I G HT F E L L 0 W • A scream of fear rang through the woods. Dick started. "That was Felecia ! " h e ,"Something has . 11appened !" A'rny he clashed, leaving Doris, who followed at once. He met Felecia, who c::m1e running wildly up from the lake, uttering cries of "\Vhat was it?" shouted Dick, as he grasped her . "V..'hat has happened? Tell me!" "Oh-oh, Dick!" she gasped . It's awful!" "\iVhat is it?" "Hal--" "Soh1ething has happened to him?" "Yes, yes. \Ve were there by the lake when two rough-looking men, with ragged clothes and over their faces jumped out of the bushes and rushed at us. They attacked Hal before he could defend himself. One of them struck him on the head with a club! Oh, it was awful! I saw him fall, and then he went right clown the bank into the water and sank from view. The men ran at once, and I began to cry for help." "Take me to the place!" commanded Dick, hoarsely. By this time others were rushing toward them. Di{'.k cried for the boys to come on, and they all hastened to the shore of the lake \Vhere the struggle had taken place . "That is the spot!" panted Felecia, point i ng. "I saw him go right over there! And he neYer came u p out of the water!" Frank had stripped off his coat as he was running. It took him but a moment to cast aside his shoes, and t hen, without undressing further,he dove headlong i n t o the lake . Those watching were overcome with excitement. The girls were on l:he verge of while the boys did not seem to know what to do. The moments that Dick was beneath the surface seemed almost like hours. At last he came up, and to the top of the water he lifted the head of Hal Darrell. The boys gave a great shout. A few strikes took Dick to the shore . By the time he reached the spot t he boys had j o i ne d hands and formed a line down the bank , s o tha t !hey were ready to give him aid. Darrell was grasped and pulled out, a f te t w hi c h Dick manqged to climb the bank by getting h o ld of s o me bushes . "Somebody run for a doc tor!" he comma n ded. But, regardl _ ess of his own dripping cond i tio n , he began work upon Darrell. Dick knew just wha t to do, as he soon demo n s trated , and he worked skillfully, aided by the others . The girls stood back and looked 011, their fa c es b lanch ed with fear and suspense. Hal had not swallowed much wate r , but y e t D i ck was compelled to try hard and steadily to get h i g lungs to working . After a time Hal' s bre as t heaved, he groaned and began to breathe. A great sigh of satisfaction escaped Dick ' s lips. "I think he's all right now," he said. :: * * * * * * Through the woods fled two strange figures . Their clothes were rough and ragged and their fa ces w ere hidden by masks made of black cambri c . They panted and looked back at intervals, as if fearfu l o f At last they came to the ext remi t y of the woods, where they halted. ' "Hear anything?" asked one, as t hey "Kot a thing," said the other.. But t hey 'll be after us pretty soon." "'We'll get away all r ight." "I don't know. My Lord, Watson! D a r r ell went down like a log after you hit him on the h ead ! I t ri ed to grab h im to keep him from going into t h e w ate r ; but i t was t oo r a t e." "Why did you t ry t o grab him?" snarl ed the other. "You fool ! Perhaps he's drowne d! " "That's what I fear." "If h e has, we're all right. " "If he has, we' r e m u r derers ! " "But we've saved o u rselves from being s e n t to jail if he saw fit to tell ori us. He was the on l y 011 e who could swear that we knew about the l oos e rail." "I'd rather taken my chances . I d i dn' t think . this thing would turn out this way , e lse I'd never taken any hand in it." "You're a squealer, Crauthers ! " • "Shut up ! Don't call my name ! You're not sucli a brave fellow yourself! t k no w for a fact that Y.OU are a coward ! " ..


' TIP. TOP WEEKLY. "I like that! I've got as much courage as you have! You wanted to stop the train." "_Because I didn't want to see innocent people killed. 1Y ou were cowardly to be willing to see others J

• TIP TOP WEEKLY. NEW YORK, September 27, 1902. Ter-• t• Tip Top Weekly lfail Sa.bacribere. (POSTAG• FRllill.) 9iasle Oopiea •r Baek Na.mbera, 6c. Eac1l. I months ..••...•••....••.•.•. 66c. I One year ......•.....•..••••••... $2.6' 'month!! ..•.•••.••••.•.•.•.•.. 86c. 2 copies one year •.•••••.••• : .• ._ot & months ....••••••••..••..•... fl.ll6 l copy two years .........••••• 4.00 How TO 8lllND MONlllT.-By poat-olllce or expresa money order, retrlstered letter, bank check or draft, at our risk. At your owa rtak It aent l>y currency, coin, or posta1re atampa In ordinary lettU:i:cll:IPTB.-Recelpt ot your remittance ts acknowledged b)' proper change o! number on dour label. If net correct you ha.ve not l>een properly credited, a.n should lot us know at once. STREET & SMITH'S •r1P TOP WEEKLY, =is wuuam st., New York Ctt7. . APPLAUSE NOTICE. It has been truly said that the Applause Column is read the world over. The first reason for this vast popularity is because the column appears in what i..s universally ad mitted to be the king of all published weeklies, The Winner of the 6raud Prize at the Paris World's Fair, TIP TOP But the second reason is just as important and cogent, namely, the high excellence of the letters written by our readers, which appear in this column. Indeed, these let. ters have been so highly praised that Street & Smith, always anxious to serve and benefit their great public, have decided to offer twelve valuable prizes for the twelve best letters received from Tip Top readers in the next six months. These twelve prizes will be TWELVE GOLD FOUNTAIN PENS of the highest grade. Now, then, all our ambitious young letter writers will be anxious to win one of these fine prizes. All you have to do is to follow these directions : Write a letter to Tip Top Weekly, discussing any fea ture of the famous publication, its characters, plots, ath l et ics, . contests , tournaments or anything that impresses you especially; then write across the top of it "Prize Let ter," and send it to Street & Smith. So that the contest may be absolutely fair, the readers of Tip Top are to :ict as judges, and -the letters which receive the greatest num ber of votes will be awarded the prizes. Come on now, boys and girls ! Show us which one of all our young Shakespeares are the best letter writers . APPLAUSE. The first Tip Top I started to read was No. 330. After I had finished reading it I h4d to go right downtown and get all the back numben the book dealers had. I think the Tip Top Is the best weekly paper published. Here Is three cheers for Dick and his nine. W. W. F. New Orleans, La. Of course you bad to get all the back numbers, but we'll wager you didn't find a single "back number" among them, fer Tip Top is always up-to-date. • • We have been reading the Tip Top Weekly tor some time, and think it "can't be beat." We are glad to see that Dick has joined the "Old Flock," for we still like to read about them. Browning ts as lazy as ever, and Jack Ready Is just like he always was, full of fun. We think Snowll&.ke Charley l s a pretty good fellow, even If he le a gambler. are sorry to see that Dick has left the "Untamed Maverick," and hope be will meet up with him back at Fardale this fall. Well, wA will close with three cheers for the Tip Top, Burt L. and the publishers. "THB TRIO." East Radford, Va. Glad you are so much attached to Tip Top cbaracter1. It shows you are the right sort of American boys. Goed. luck to you. I am a reader o! the Tip Top Weekly. I to you about two weeks ago, asking what was the cost of the book "Cu!"V11d Pitching and How to Do It," published in No. 266. Falllnit to get an f' thought I would write again. I am the pitcher of a team. Hoping to bear from you at an early date. Yours truly, JAS. WILKINS. The number to which you refer 11 266. It can be had at any news dealer's for 5 cents . Having consulted a large number of my friends about the following plan, and finding that they •would like very muoh to have It canled out, I hereby submit it to you for approval: Have a Tip Top athletic meet at Celtic or some other park, giving prizes or medals to the first, second and third In the different eveu t s. As to the events, looking over the letters written to Prof. Fourmen, i find that a great number of boys want to Improve their records in the standing broad jump and hundred tard dash; therefore, I would include these two events. I would select the ten or fifteen boys who had the beot records In these events. I think the boys would pay ten or fifteen cents admission tee to ea.ch event. Hoping you will give this plan consideration. New York. HAROLD F. CHILDS. Your plan would certainly give Tip Top athletes a splendid chance to meet and compete. Before giving it a definite answer, we wlll sub mit it t? all our readers and see what their opinions are. I have been reading Tip Top about a year, and I think It ls the best weekly paper published. I think Hal and Dick wlll be steadfast friends. 1 like Ted Smart and Brad Buckhart. I am glad Bcudd11r la Dick's friend. l . wlll end now with good iuck to Dick, Frank and Burt L. Yours truly, GEORGE LEVINS. Dorchester. This Is the kind of appreciation that stamps every Tip Top relder. The boy or glrl who admires Tip Top and the Ideals tor which It stands Is on the right track. Three cheers for you. Permit me to lot loose a little pent-up enthusiasm as to your king of weeklies, Tip Top. All over Detroit can be found hundreds of readers; the verdict of them all Is, "Tip Top Is the 'Goods.' " OuT club has been reading tbe Tip Top Weekly ever since It was ftrst pub lished, and now Frank and Dick are the two Ideals whom tbe club members try to imitate. George Boglarsky is a model Frank Merriwe!l, and bas been called "Merry" by everybody. This great book has done more good to the Day Gang than anything else. Cigarette smoking has been . cut out entirely, and the boys seem to have some object In llre. As a writer, Burt L. Standish is the "candy," and has them all skinned. The baseball series Is fine, and Improves with each number. Hoping tli.at Tip Top will win the pennant, I am your well-wisher, Detroit, Mich. A. M. KRAUS. That is the ltlnd or enthusiasm that keeps things going-and in <>r ganizlng s uch a club you Detroit boys made a good move, and I am sure are doing a great deal of good in emulating such models of AJnerl cau boyhood as Frank and Dick Merriwell. Let us. hear from you again, and of your club's progress. Many thanks !or your good A Jong time ago, when Tip Top first came out, I wrote you, glYing my opinion of the stories or which Frank Merrlwell Is the central figure. I was a mere boy then, and knew little or nothing of the world. Since that time I have traveled around the globe, enjoyed varied experiences, and met with adventures galore. All this ha.s changed my point of view in regard to a whole lot of things. Soma of the enthusiastic ideas of the boy appear rathe r amusing to the man. But my friendship for dear old "Merry" is just as strong now as In the good old days when I was a happy-go-lucky "kid" of sixteen. Representing, as he did, everything that was manly, chivalrous, ai'ld admirable, I , boylike, made him my Ideal, and in the almost \Ul conscious effort to imitate his virtues, made myself a far better fellow than I would otherwise have been. It is not easy to ath.ln an Ideal of that kind. Physically I have succeeded, perhaps; mentally and morally, I hope to, some day. uB.llt'r." New York City. There Is something in sterling worth that appeals to 8T8JT age of life. Boy and ma.n , we find the Ideal still our Ideal and no ma.tter bow our point of view may change, we llt.111 have before us tb.at Ideal which has lasted us through life, because It Is founded and .-rounded upon a sterling worth.. That is the case with. Tip Top, and Is why lt Is still your Ide&! and yeu are a staunch lover ot the kins of weeklies.


NOTICE TO ALL CONTESTANTS IN THE Tip Top AUAmerican Base Ball Tournament. • The four prize winners in the tournament will be an nounced in Tip Top No. 340. Rcead the following and see to which of the four leagues your team belongs : League No. I comprises the following States: Con necticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamp shire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. All teams entered in the tournament from these States are contestants in League No. I. League No. 2 comprises the followittg States: Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. All teams entered :., the tnnrnament from these States are contestants in League No. 2. League No. j comprises the following States: Illinois, Ind\,ana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, N ebra'Ska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All teams entered in the tournament from these States arc con testants in L eag ue No. 3. League No. 4 comprises the following States: Ala bama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. All tejlms entered in the tournament from these States are contestants in League No. 4. Now, then, everybody get ready to play in the second annual Tip Top. FOOTBALL CONTEST. Coupons for cohte s t will appear in No. 338. Get on the jump, managers, T'ake time by the forelock and get your in earl y and often. . Here Are the Scores for the Week : Centrals (Dayton, Ohio), 9 ; Central Juniors, 0. Centrals baseball team-H!JUan, p.; Sloan, c.; Workmelster, 1st b.; Graves, 2d b.; Lydenburg, 3d b.; Laver, s. s.; Winchet, r. r.; Bernard, c. f.; Anderson, I. f. Central Juniors baseball team-Kelly, p.; Talbot, c.; Wise, 1st b.; Makley, 2d b.; Graves, 3d b.; Is11acs, s. s.; Friend, r. f.; Shank, c. f.; Levy, I. f. Manager-H. A. Lave r. Centrals (Dayton, Ohio), 24; Central Juniors, 0 . Centrals baseball team-(Regular Team.) Central Juniors baseball team-Graves, p.; ll'albot, c.; Wise, 1st b.; Makley, 2d b.; Kelly, 3d b. ; Isaacs, s. s. ; Friend, r. f. ; Shank, c. f. ; Levy, I . t. Manager !!. A. Laver. Centrals (Dayton, Ohio), 16; AH Stars, 7. Centrals baseball team-(Rcgular Team.) All Stars baseball team Clifford, p.; Alvord, c.; Carey, 1st b.; Ack, 2d b.; Canby, 3d b.; Eshelman, s . s.; Tobb, r. !. ; Voorhees, c. t.; Leever, I. f. Manager H. A. Laver. Centrals (Dayton, Ohio), 10; Falrvtews, 4. Centrals baseball team-(Regular Team.} Falrv!ews baseball team -Owens, p.; Blessing, c.; Yeager, 1st b.; Allen, 2d b.; H. Walker, 3d b. ; E. Walker, s. s . ; O'Connor, r. t.; Follen, c. ! . ; Blackburn, I. t. Manager-H. A. Laver. Centrals (Dayton, Ohio), 3; Fairvlews, 4. Centrals baseball team-(Regular Team.) Fatrvlews baseball team-Follen, "I'; Blessing, c.; Yeager, 1st \>.; Allen, 2d b.; H. Walker, 3d b.; E. Walker ,s. s.; O'Connor, r. t.; Owens, c. f.; Blackburn, I. f. Manager -H. A. Laver. Centrals (Payton, Ohio), 9; Newsboys, 0. Centrals baseball team-(Regular Team.) Newsboys-Line-up not given. Umpire gave u s decision, as Newsboys clld not appear. Manager-H. A. La,er. YoWlg Glories (A.tlanta, Ga.), 14; Eastman Juniors, 0. Young Glories baseball team-OweQs, p.; Hobby, c.; Gloer, 1st h.; 'Todd, 2d b. ; Binks, 3d b. ; Kellam, s. s. ; Morgan, r . f. ; Docken.,orf, c. f.; RePass, I. t. Eastman .Juniors l'.la3eball team-Royston, p.; Hopkins, c.; O'Reilly, 1st b.; King, 2d b. ; McBride, 3" b.; .J. O'Kelly; s. s.; Adams, r. f. ; Kennedy; c. f.; Arrington, I. f. Manager-R. D. Hobby. Young Glories (Atlanta. Ga.), 9; Bellwoods, 0. Young Glories baseball team-(Regul a r Team.) Bellwoods baseball team-Eastman, p. ; Hogan, c. ; Wilson, 1st b . ; Jenkins, 2d b. ; Harney, iJC.1 o.; Lowe, :;. ::.. ; Latnam, r. r.; Jones, c. f.; Th6msoll, l. f , Manager-R. D. Hobby. You. Glories (Atlanta, Ga.), 10; Georgia Flyers, 0. Young Glories baseball tcam-(Regular Team.) Georgia Flyers baseball te,.m-Johnson, p.; Daniels, c.; Sams, 1st b.; Nutton, 2d b.; Gordon, 3d b. ; Digby, s. s. ; Clawson, r. t. ; Horne, c. t. ; Mattbews, I. t. ; Manager-R. D. Hobby. Young Glories (Atlanta, Ga.), 17; Blnglers, 2. Young Glories baseball team-(Itegular Team.) Binglers baseball team-Sterne, p.; Biggers, c.; Wells, 1st b.; Pearce, 2d b.; Lotney, 3d b.; Grace, s. s.; Wellhouse, r. t.; Jameson, c. t.; Holt, I. f. Manager -,R. D. Hobby. Young Glories (Atlanta, Ga.), 22; Orphans' Home, 0. Young Glories baseball team-(Regu)ar Team.) Orphans' Home baseball team-LaFitte, p.; G. Goldsmith, c . ; El. Goldsmith, 1st b.; Winkler, 2d b.; Mier, 3d b. ; Berkie, s. s.; Jacobs, r . f. ; Benhaim, c. f, ; Regensteln, I. t. Manager-R. D. Hobby. Warrior A. C. (lllancbester, N. H,), 41; Lions B. B. C., O. Warrior A. C. baseball tcam-J. Gilhooley, p.; J. Connelly, c.; H . McArdle, 1st !;>.; M. Murphy, 2d b.; M. Stanton, 3d b.; W. Stanton, s. s.; J. Haley, r . f.; M. Higgins, c. t. ;F. Glllhooley, I. t . Lions basetall team-H. Connors, p.: C. Hallman, c.; D. Slm_.ns, 1st b.; El. Pierce, 2d b. ; R. Driscoll, 3d b.; W. Garvin, s . s. ; T. Walker, r. t.; R. Dellart, c. t. ; M. Pierce, I. t. Manager-Charles Rochford. Wurrior A. C. (llfanchester, N. H.), 14; Lions B. B. C., 0. 'Varrior A. C. bac,eball team-(Regular Team.) Lions base-ball team-H. Connors. p.; C. Hallman, c.; D. Simkins. 1st b.; E. Pierre. 2d b.; R. Driscoll, 3d b.; W. GarVin, s. a.; T. Walker, r. t.; r.. c. t.: . M.' I. t. l\1anager-Cbarles Roch!Ord . • •


TIP TOP WEEKI,Y. Warrior A. C. (Manchester, N. H.), 37; Lions B. B. C., 0. Warrior A. 0. baseball team-(Regular Team.) Lionh base-ball team-H. Connors, p. ; C. Hallman, c. ; D. Simkins, 1st b. ; E. Pierce, 2d b.; R. Driscoll, 3d b.; W. Garvin, s. s.; T. Walker, r. f.; R. Dellart, c. f . . ; M. Pierce, I. t. Manager-Charles Rochford. Warrior A. C. (Manchester, N. H.), 10; Bushwhackero, 0. Warrior A. C. b .. seball team-(Regular 'l'eam.) Bushwhackers base ball team-M. Griffin, p.; A. Catzger, c.; J. Corbett; 1st b.; P. Dolphon, 2d b.; P. Mahan, 3d b.; D. McCarthy, s. s. ; J. O'Brien, r. f.; M. Ken nedy, c. f.; F. Sullivan, I. f. Manager-Charles Rochford. Warrior A. C. (Manchester, N. H.), 29; South Ends, 0. Warrior A. C. baseball team-(Regular Team.) South Ends base ball team-T. Watts (capt.), p.; E. Fennton, c.; D. Humphrey, 1st b.; R. Holland, 2d b. ; P. Sullivan, 3d b. ; C. Dickey, s. s. ; H. Alberts, r. f.; S. Jordan, c. f.; A. Davis, I. f. Manager-Chules Rochford. Warrior A. C. (Manchester, N. H.), 29; Young Stars, 0. Warrior A. C. baseball team-(Regular Team.) Young Stars base ball team-S. Carter (capt. l, p.; T. Hanley, c.; P. Brown, 1st b.; D. Barton, 2d b. ; A. Reed, 3d b. ; Robinson, s. s. ; C. Willis, r. f. ; E. Kelly, c. f. ; H. Caldwell, I. f. Manager-Charles Rochford. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 23; Merritts, 4. St. Joseph's baseball team-Palmer, p.; Flanagan, c.; Gallagher, 1st b.; P. Sandin, 2d b.; Kerns, 3d b.; Bennett, s. s. ; G. r. f.; Bunce, c. f. ; Lyons, I. f. Merritts baseball team-Churlo, Comas, p. ; Hoynes, c.; Quigley, 1st b.; Peckett, 2d b. ; Comas, Churlo, 3d b.; Ly man, s. s.; Singer, r. f.; Carhart, c. f.; Cunnlg, I. f. Manager-Jam.es Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 21; Belmonte, 7. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) Belmonts baseball team-Donnelly, Burtis, p.; Ennenhan, c.; Burtis, Donnelly, 1st b.; Heye, 2d b. ; Thurley, 3d b. ; Oberg, s. s. ; Mulholland, r. f. ; Kelly, c. !._; Geness, Getrlck, I. f. Manager-James Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 24; Belmonts, 10. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) Belmonts baseball team-Donnelly, Burtis, p.; Ennenhan, c.; Burtis, Donnelly, 1st b.; Heye, 2d b.; Thurley, 3d b.; Oberg, s. s.; Mulholland, r. f.; Kelly, c. f.; Geness, Getrlck, I. f. M:anager--James Flanagan. St. Josephs (Btoowlyn, N. Y.), 19; Vanderbilts, 4. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) Vanderbilt baseball team-Kase and Weber, p.; Johnson, c.; Speare, 1st b.; Irwin, 2d b.; Batter, 3d b.; Proctor, s. s.; Burns, r. f.; Lawrence, c. f.; Haines, I. f. Manager-James Flanage.!L St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 23; Excursion Team, 1. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) Excursion baseball team-Anderson, p. ; Harbert, c. ; Williams, 1st b. ; Segerdell, 2d b. ; Watt, 3d b.; Merriman, s. s.; Segel, r. f.; Campbell, c. f.; Peake, I. f. Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 32; Picked Team, 4. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) Picked baseball teamHaas, Marshall, Jones, p.; Donlin, c.; Ferris, 1st b. ; Dickers, 2d b. ; We.lter, Sd b.; A. Marshall, C. Marshall, s. s.; Haas, Williams, r. !. ; Jones, Haas, c. f.; Powers, I. !. Manager-James Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 5; W. A. C., 4. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) VI'. A. C. baseball team-Hunt and White, p. ; Greene, c. ; Douglas, 1st b. ; W. Palmer, 2d b.; Carleton, 3d b.; Carter, • s.: White and Hunt, r. f.; Jones, c. f.; Wilson, I. t. Manager-James Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 12; Eliot F. C., 7 . St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) Eliot F. C. baseball team-Hopkins, p. ; Reid, c. ; Waterson, 1st b. ; Miller, 2d b. ; Kingdon, 3d b. ; Fields, s. s. ; Housmann, r. t. ; Mills, c. f. ; Van Sant, I. t. Manager-James Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 14; Unknowns, 2. St. Joseph's baseball team-( Regular Team.) Unknown baseball team-Morriss. p. ; Kayes, c. ; Feltmore, 1st b. ; Speed, 2d b. ; Charton, 8d b.; Williams, s. s.; Smythe, r. f. Manager-James Flanagan. St. Josephs (Brooklyn, N. Y.), 14; H. W. S. 2ds, O. St. Joseph's baseball team-(Regular Team.) H. W. S. (Second) baseball team-Clinton, p.; Sullivan, c . ; Martin, 1st b.; Willis, 2d b.; Heneret, 3d b. ; Gines, s. s. ; Browne, r. f. ; Carter, c. f. ; Quinn, I. !. Manager-James Flanagan. Peshtigo Juniors (Peshtigo, Wis.), 3; Stephensons, 2. Peshtigo Juniors baseball team-W. Lindquist, p.; G. Schrank, c.; P. Nevermann, 1st b.; E. Eckert, 2d b.; S. Skowlund, 3d b.: W. Jan sen, s. s.; W. Eckert, r. f.; E. Rotchell, c. f. ; C. Hansen, J. t. Ste phenson baseball team-Harvey, Barnard, p. ; G. Little, c. ; E. Shooty, 1st b.; J. Marson, 2d b.; Temple, 3d b.; G. Burns, s. s . . ; W. Keznr, r. f.; D. Goldberg, c. f.; C. Woerner, I. t. Manager-Paul Nevermann. Peshtigo Juniors (Peshtigo, Wis.), 9; Minnettes, 0. Peshtigo Juniors baseball team-(Regular Team.) Mlnnette baseball team-,Vilkle, p.; Hanley, c.; Laudermann, 1st b.; Beekham, 2d b.; Place, '3d b.; Bell, s. s.; Reid, r. f.; Sears, c. f.; Bandeau, I. f. Manager-Paul Kevermann. Peshtigo Juniors (Peshtigo, Wis.), 9; The Grands, 0. Peshtigo J-unlors baseball team-(Regular Team.) The Grand base ball team-L. Albright, p.; Custer, c.; R. Ericson, 1st b.; Tebeau, 2d b.; Dutchy, 3d b.; Barney, s. s.; Newman. r. t.; Quapiple, c . f.; W. Hp.Ines, I. f. Manager-Paul Nevermann. H. H. (St. Paul, Minn.), 20; Hart & Murphys, 14. Happy Hooligans baseball team-R. Smith, p. ; M. Ash and H. Went worth, c.; T. Mlnstlck. 1st b.; T. Lyden, 2d b. ; H. Wentworth and M. Ash, 3d b. ; G. Walnitz, s. s.; L. l

2d b.; L. Flinch, Bd b. i ;R. Btocton, e. e.; P. Jones, r. f.; W. Holt, c. f,; H. West, I. f. Mal\ager--J. M. Bartley. Americans (Falrb.aven, Wis.), 23; Spalding 6. American baseball team-Albert Labell, p. ; Herbert Le.bell, c. i George Rlckenback, 1st b.; Henr,., Westoffe, 2d b. ; Reese Evl\ns, Sd o.; Don Soon, s. a.; Ernest Stout, r. f.; Frank Gullily, c. f.; Waldo Stout1 I. t. Spal(!lns baseball team-Sidney, p. ; Curtis, c. ; AJ:>urburn, 1st b. ; Smith, 2d b.; Johnson, Stl b.; Giles, s. s. ; Harker, r. f.; Jones, c. t.; Peterson, I. f, Manager-Herbert Labell. Americans (Falrbo.ven, Wis.), 33.; Spaldlnge, 8. American baseball team-(Regular Team.) Spalding baseball teaJJlSldney, p.; Curtis, c.; Aburbum, 1st b.; Smith, 2d b.; Johnson, 3d b.; r. t.; Jones, c. t.; Peterson, 1. f. Manager-Burnets (Burnet, Texas), 12; Lampasas, 7. Burnet baseball teahi-Fox, Ross, p. ; A. Poole ,c. ; J. Fox, 1st b. ; E. Hensler, 2d b. ; E. Moses, 3d b. ; Rosa, Fox, s. s. ; W. Green, r. t. ; B. Burns, o. f , ; Ii. Stevens, I. t. Lampasas baseball team-Cotton, p. ; Hoover, c.; Fanker, 1st b.; Browning, 2d b.; Webber. 3d b.; Stokes, 11. s.; ; r.toore, r. t.; Davis, c. f.; Cross, I. t. Manager-Prof. Hargon. Burllets (Burnet, Texas), 17; B. H. S., Jrs., 3. Burnet baseball team-(Regular team.) B. H. S .. Jr. baseball team -W. Darby, p,; M. Wbltney, c.; F. Poole, 1st b.; G. Sherrard, Zd b.; J'. Rose, Sd b.; W. Coffee, s . s.; H. Brownlee, r. f.; F. Inks, c. t.; N. Cortee, I. t. Man11i:er--Prof. ttargou. Burnets (Burnet, Texas), 20; H. D . T. C., S. Burnet baseball team-(Regular team.) H. D. T. C. baseball 'teamT. Smltb1 Jl; J. Greer, c.; Clements, 1st b.: A. Jobnsan, Zd b.; E. 3a b.; O. Lanton, s. s.; T. Greer, r. t.; J. Clements, c. t.; D. l\!:un11, I. t. :Mauager-Prot. Hargon. Burnets (Burnet, Texas), 2; H. D. T. C., 1. Burnet baseball team-(Regular team.) H. D. T. C. baseball teamJ. Greer, p.; E. c.; Clements, lat b. ; A. Johnson, Zd b.; T. Smith, 3d b.; O. Lam.on, s. s.; T .Greer, r. f.; J, Clements, c. t.; D. Munn, I, t. Mnnq.ger--Prof. Hargon. Burnets (Burnet, Texns), 25; Sage, 7. Burnet baseball tenm-(Regular team.) Sage baseball team-Hodge, p.; C. Walett, c.; Wilson, 1st J:>.; Jones, 2d b.; Fauker, 3d b.; Johnson, s. e.; WUis, r. t.; Smith, c. f.; Rawlings, 1. f. Manager-Prof. Ii argon. Burnets (Burnet, Texas), 18; Bertrams, 12. Burnet baseball team-(Regular team.) Bertram baseball team Westoo. nncl Huff, p.; D. Reed, c.; T. Taylor, 1st b:; J. Kemp, 2d b.; O. Snow, Sd b.; I. Hntr, ij. s.; J. Baron, r. t.; Carl Bally, c. t.; C. Balley, I. t, M!Vl11ger-Prot. Hargon. Burnets (Burnet, Texas), 15; Ponatauc, 2. Burnet team-(Reuular team.) Ponatauc baseball team Montgomery, p.; HargQn, c.; c. Watson, 1st b.; J. Jobns, 2d b.; Wells, 8d b. ; l!lrwlnJ. s. ; M. Stone, r. f. ; C. Fay, c. f. ; Kemper, I. t. Man11ger-l'rot. ttargon. ' B. P. Stars (Syracuse, N. Y.), 10; Clippers, 0. B. P . Stars basebn ll team-Jorda11. p.; McLaughlin, c.; Toumey, 1st b. i Casey, 2d b. ; Madden, 3d b. ; Maroney, s. s. ; Davis, r. t. ; Reilley, c. f.; Fahoy, I. f . Clippers baseball team-Carew, p.; Madigan, c.; 1st b . ; Moore, 2d b. ; Cahill. 3d b. : Moody, s. s. ; Ryan, r. t.; Regan, c. f.; Maloney, I. f. Manager--W. Jordan. B. P. i!t;irs (Syracuse, N. Y.), 3; Red Stars, 0. B, p. Star11 baseball team-( Regular team.) Red Stars baseball tQ1.m-Montgomery. p.; Wolfram, c.: Barrett, 1st b.; Kaylor, 2d b.; Zigler, 3<1 b.; Morr.,.ll, s. s.; Clark, r. t.; Nicholas, c. t.; Wards, I. t. lil:anager--\V. Jordan. B . P. Stars ($yracu!e, N. Y.), 13; Victor Juniors, 0. l3urpet baseball team-(Regt1lar team.) Victor Juniors baseba ll team-Roberts, p.: Rowell, 1st b.; Cavpnaw, 2d b.; Conger, 3d b.; M&lone, $. s. ; KRylor, r. f.; Maybe, c. t . M1U1ager-W. Jordan. B. P. Stars (Syracuse, N. Y .) , 19; Irlsb Sluggers, 0. B. P. Stars ba.eeb11ll team-(Regular team.) Irlsb Sluggers baseball team-Naughton, p.; Flaberty, c.; Dugap, 1st b.; Isbrell, 2d b.; Mucbell, 3d b,; Grabam, s. s.; Klein, r. t.; Wilson, c. f.; N!les, I. f. Manager-W. Jordan. B. p. Stars (Syracuse/ N. Y.), 3; Sycamores, O. B. P. Stnrs baseball teamRegular team.) Sycatllores baseb!\11 team-Flaherty. p.; Dugan, c.; Mitchell, lBt b.: Muldoon. 2d b,; Ryan, 3d b.; Rielly, s. s. ; JoJ"dl\n, r. f.; Carey, c. f.; Colts, I. t. M;anager--W. Jordan. B. P. Stars (li:yraeuse, N. Y.), 2; Red Stars. 1. B. P. Stars b!\eebal! team-( Reg11lar team.) Rod Stars baseball team-Montgomery, p. ; Wolfram, c. ; Barrett, 'I.st b. ; Kaylor, 2d b. ; Zigler, 3d b,; Morrell, s. s.; Clark, r. f.; Nicholas, c. t.; Wards, I. f. Managar-W. Jordan. B. P. Stars (Syracuse N. Y.), 14; Irish S1uggers, 1. B. P. Starn baseball team-(Regular team.) Irlsb Sluggers baseball team-Naughton, p. ; Flaherty, c.: Dugan, 1st b.; IsbreJI, 2d b.; llrucbell, Bd b.: Graham, s. s. ;Klein, r. t.; Wilson, c. f.: Niles, I. t. Manager-W. Jordan. B. P . Stars (Syracuse, N. Y.), 5; Sycamores, 0. B, P. Stars baseball team-(Regula r team.) Sy.came res baseball team-Flaberty, p.; Dugjln, c. ; l\1!tcbell, 1st b. ; Muldoon, 2<1 b.; Jor dan, 3d b.; Ryan, a. a.; Carey, r. t.; Rellley, c. f.; Colts, I. t. Manager -W. Jordan. B. P. Stars (Syracuse. N. Y.). 24; Scrubs. 2. B. P. Stars baseball team-(Regular team.) Scrub• baseball teamPaddock, p. ; Johnson, o.; Parker, 1st b.; Merritt. 2d b. ; Wilber, 3d b.; Hazelton, s. s.; Ortb, r. f.; Malone, c. t.; Carrey, I. !. Manager-W. Jordan. B . P .Stars (Syracuse, N. Y.), 16; Stars Junior, O. B. P . Stifass.), 21 ; Trimmers, 12. Pleasant Street baseball team-(Regular team.) Trimmers baseball team"-Larue, p.; Bates, c.; Brennan, 1st b.; Waldron, 2d b.; Sbnrples, Sd b.; Dumont, s. s.; West, r. f.; Walsh, c. t.; O'Connell, I. f. Mllll ager-Edward Boyle. Pleasant Streets (New Bedford, Mass.), 13; Trimmers, 3. Pleasant Street baseball team-(Regular team.) Trimmers baseball team-Larue, p.; West, c.; Grennan, 1st b.; Waldron, 2d b.; Sharples, 3d b.; Dumont, s. s.; 9•conneU, r. f.; Walsb, c. f.; Hanley, I. t. Manager-E. Boyle. Pleas&Dt Streets (New Bed!ord, Mass.), 17; Brooklawns, 10. Pleasant Street baseball team-(Regular team.) Brooklawn baseball team-Devl!n, p.; Blanchard, c. ; Chadwick, lst b. ; Good!ellow, 2d b.; Miller, 3d b.; Cameron, s. s.; Gonne, r. f.; Brockhurst, c. f.; Levalley, I. f. Manager-E. Boyle. Pleasant Streets (New Bedford, Mass.), 25 ; Brooklawns, 18. Pleasant Street baseball team-(Regular team.) Brooklawn baseball team-Crane, p.; Levalley ,c.; Cbadw!Qk, 1st b. ; M!ller, 2d b.; Fredette, Sd b. ; Sharkey, s. s. ; Cameron, r . f.; Busbey, c. f.; Devlin, I. f. Manager-Edward Boyle. Pleasant Streets (New Bedford, Mass.), 38; Olympias, !5. Pleasant Street baseball team-(Regular team.) Olympias baseball team-Tripp, p. ; Burglame, c. ; Young, 1st b. ; Gilpin, 2d b. ; Deustlns, Sd b. ; Prentiss, s. s. ; Clapp, r. t . ; Tinham, c. f. : Sylvia, I. t. Manager -Edward Boyle. Pleasant Streets (New Bedford, Mass.), 14; Hustlers, l. Pleasant Street baseball team-(Regular team.) Hustlers baseball tf)am-W!ttaker, p. ; Harrington, c. i Hersan, 1st b.; Chapman, 2d b.; J. Kennedy, 3d b.: Bowen, s. s.; Fisher, r. t.; Howard, c. f.; Sharples, I. t. Manager-Edward Boyle. Warrior A. C. (Mapehester, N. H.), 11; Hanovers, 0. Warrior A. C .baseball team-M. Stanton, p.; Connelly, e.; Mc Ardle (capt.), 1st b.; Murphy, 2d b. : Glllhooley, 3d b.: S11ll!van, s. s.; Haley, r. t.; Higgins, c. f.; W. I. t. Hanovers baseball teamMcNlel (capt.), p.; Ramsey ,c.: Sullivan, 1st b.; Cutter, 2d b.; Lcn nehan, 3d b.; Digman, s. s.; Kelly, r. f.; Sewell, c. f.; Newton, I. f. Manager-Charles Rochford. Warrior A. C. (Manchester, N. H.), 11; Central Streets, 0. Warrior A. C. baseball team-(Regular team.) 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TIP TOP WEEKI.iY. American Boys (Brunswick, Me.), 3; Red Sta.rs, O. American Boys team-(Regular team.) Red Stars baseball team-Leveque, p.; Martin, c.; Mutty, lst b. ; Ilaquette, 2d b.; Ridley, 3d b.; St. Pierre, s. s.; St. Laurent, r. f.; c. f.; St. Otige, I. f. Manager-Snow. AmQrlcan Boys (Brunswick, Me.), 14; K . C. I. L., O. American Boys baseball team-(Regular team.) K. C. I. L. baseball team-Morse, p.; Clark. c.; Small, 1st b.; Fuller, 2d b. ; Pole, 8d b.; Davis, s. s.; Blair, r. 'f.; 'l'ootbaker. c. f.; Lange, I. f. Manager-Snow. American Boys (Brunswick, Mc.), 7; C. B. C., 0. American Boys baseball team-(Regular team.) C. B. C. baseJ:>all team-Cole, p.; Kelly, c.; Aherri, 1st b. ; Harmon, 2d b.; Whit!!, 3d b.; Lawson, s. s.; Dayton, r. f.; Jones, c. f.; Weymouth, I. !. Manager -Snow. American Boys (Brul!swlck, Me.), 2; T. H. S., 0. American Boys baseball team-(Re!l"llar team.) T. fl. S. baseball team-Whitten, p.; Colby, c. ; Berry, 1 s t b.; Grove. 2d b.; Dowers, Sd b.; White, s. s.; Lange, r. f.; Davis, c. f.; Chase, I. f. ManagerSnow. American Boys (Brullswlck, Me.), 10; L. V. B. C., 0. American Boys team-(Regular team.) L. V. B. C. baseball team-Fossett, p.; Cartland, c.; Coburn, 1st b.; F. Little, 2d b . ; G. Little, 3d b. ; B. Owen, s. s.; R. Owen, r. f.; W. Little, c. f , ; G. Owen, I. f. Manager-Snow. Bums (Peoria, Tex.), 20; Woodburys, 11. Bums baseball team-Dillard, p.; Allison. c.; Newton. 1st b.; Brigg, 2d b. ; Dunn, 3d b . ; B. Allison, s. s. ; Blocker, r. f. : Hamilton, c. f. ; Rauth, I. f, Woodbury baseball team-Wa!Jing, p. ; Sn1itb, c.; Middleton. 1st b. ; Godfrey, 2d b. ; H. Moore, 3d b. ; Mayfield. s. s. ; Roy Moore, l'. t.; Benton, c. f.; McCrclght, I. f. Manager T. J. Page. . Bums (Peoria, Texas), 15; Sacs., 11. Bums baseball team-(Regular team.) Sacs baseball team-Ellis, p.; B. G:ige, c.; B. Dunn, ).st b.; F. J. Page, 2d b.; D. Page, 3d b.; Atchison, s. s.; Moore, r. f.; Low, c. f.; King, I. t. Manager-T . .J. Pe.g;e. Bums (Peoria, Texas), 18; Pic k s, 6, Bums baseball tenm-(Rep;ular team.) Pick• basellall team-K. Roth. p. ; Wl11ter, c, ; Howar<;I, 1ijt b. ; B. Gage, 2d b. ; B Mock. 3d b . ; .Tim Bqodle, s. s.; D. Page, r. f.; King, c. f.; Loke, I. f.-Manager-T. J. P1tge. Bums (Peoria, Texas), 12; Bethel, 1 . Bums baseball team-(Regular team.) Betbel baseball team-Hewitt, p. ; Antre y, c, ; Brooks, 1st b. ; Reid, 2d b. ; Moore, 3d b . ; Smlthspn, s. s.; R. Moore, r. f.; Mayfield, c. t.; Gullet, I. !. Manager-T. J. Page. Bu!lls (Peoria, Texas), 2; Sputh Sides, O. Bums J:>aseball team-(Regular team.) Sonth Side baseball team V. Wallace, p. ; Eggbert, c.; Hickey, ht b. ; Pierce, 2d b.; J. Shearey, 3d b.; L. Wallace, s. s.; Cochran, r. f.; J. Shearpy, c . f,; Hall, I. t. Mana,ger-T. J. Page. Bu)lls (Peoria, Tex.), 27; Union Bluff A . C.1 3. Bums basbeall team-(Regular team). Union Bluff A. C. baseball team-Garrett, p.; James, c.; Sherfy. 1 s t b.; W. Barnett, 2d b.; D. Barnett, 3d b. ; B. Barnett, s. s. ; J. Pierce, .r. f.; Herring, c. f.; Hlcky, I. f. Mnnager-F. J . Plige. Bums (Peoria, Tex.), 30; Hiiisboro C. M. A., 99. Bums baseball te11m-(Regular team). Hillsboro C. M . A. baseball team-Chanqler, p.; Burdette, c. ; Buster, 1st b.; Knight, 2d b.; :Killough, Sd b, ; Roger•, s, s. ; Darnell, r. f . ; Hughes, c. t. ; Morrow, I. f. J\fanager-F. J. Page. . Bums (Peoria, Tex.), 6; Hiiisboro C. M. A., S.. Bums baseball team-(Regular team). Hillsboro C. MtlA. ])aseball team-Ohandl.r, p.; Bu1•dette, c.; Bu•ter, lst b.; Knight, 2d b.; Dar pell, Sd b.; Roger•, s. s. ; Wallace, r . f.: J{illough, c. f.; Hughes, I. f, Manager-T. J. Page. Bums (Peoria, Tex.), 8; Yates A. C., 6. Bum• baseball team-(Regular team). Yates A . C. ba•ehall team-s. Yates, p.; Barber, c.; H. Yates, 1st b.; Reed. 2d b. ; Jones, 3d b,; s. s.; Guthrie, r. f.; J. Yaies, c. f.; D. Yates, I. f. M1.1nager T. J. !"age. Bums (Peorll', T,x.), 17; Bethel, 5. Bums baseball team-(Regular team). Bethel basebnll team-Hewitt, p.; Autbrey, c.; Brooks, 1 s t b. ; Reid, 2d b.; H. Moore, 3d b. i Smlth s. s.; R. Moore, r. f.; Mayfield, o. t.; I. f. Man.,.ger-F .. r. Page. Montford A .C. (Baltimore. Md.), 4; Jefferson A. C., 1. Montford A , c. baseball team-H. Hofmeister, p. ; J. Rey, c. ; Hughe•, 1st b.; Copper, 2d p.; Petrie, 3d b. ; Jones, s. s.; StJckles, r . f.; John Smith, c. f.; Tucker, I. f. Jefferson A. C. baseball team-Pierce, White, W. Honey and Baller, p.; Joe Smith, c.; W. Honey, Pie rce, White, 1st b. ; Mehan, 2d b.; W. Honey, Pierce, ild b.; Pierce, White, s. s.; Rippel, r . f,; Zeli,;ler, c. f.; Olinton, 1: f, Manager-H, Hofmeister. Montford A. C. (Baltimore, Md.), 7; Patterson A. O .. 6. Montford A . O. baseb:ill t0am-(Regul1Lr team.) Patterson A. C. baseball team-Jim Kernan, p.; Walter Brlnce, c.; Ned l)orman, 1st b. ; Lewis Reis, Phil Crocksber, 2d b.; Tom Kellby. 3d Phil Crocksher, L. Reis, s. s.; Sam Watson, r. f.; Louis Welsh, c. f.; Elmer Karwan, I. t. Manager-H .Hofmeister. Seekers (Buffalo, N. Y.), 14; Cbamplons, 'L. Seekers baseball team-Sheehan, p. ; Leahy, c. ; McCarthy, 1st b. ; Cullev. 2d b.; KanallY, Si! b.; Mackey, s. s.; Ring, r. f. ; Statt, c. t.; Myhe!!.I. J. f. Champion& basoball team-Johnson, p.; McCormick, c.; Callahan, 1st b.; Lynch. 2d b. ; Meegan, 3d b. ; Ring, s . s.; Statt, r. !. ; Maller, c. t.; Regan, 1, t. Manager-J. P Cougblln. Seekers (Buffalo, N. y.), 19; Standards, O. Seekers baseball team-(Regular team.) Standard baseball teamDarrell, p.; Trambly. c.; Savely, 1st b.; Smart, 2d b.; Milligan, 3d b.; Graham, s. a. ; Coughllo, r. f. ; Sheehan, c. f. ; Casey, I. f. Manager J. P. Coughlin. Seekers (Buffalo, N. Y.), 19; Fardales, 0. Seekers baseball team-(Regular team,) Fardale baseball teamNelson, p.; Maloney, o.; Barton, 1st b.; Stee)e. 2d b.; Brown, 3d b.; Hibben. s. s.; Ooasher, r, t.; Kellr, c, f.; 1, t. Manager-J . .r. CllUi!lllD, Seekers (Buffalo, N. Y.), 23; Nlagaras, O. SeeJrerp baseJ:>all team-(Ru;ular team.) Nll\t.:ara ba•eball tee.m Hafhlns, p.; Malln, c.; Regan, 1st b.; Pernett, 2d b.; Walsh, 3d b.; Hurley, s. s. ; Mllllgan, r. !. ; Crook, c. t. ; House, I. f. Manager-J. P. Coughlln. Seekers (Buffalo, N. Y.), 24; Masant, O. Sqre, r ar}'.fM; ]). ; Green,. Sd b.; Cotter, s. Ha I. Man J . rs , . 1y.>. Cuif11 . Seekers baseball team-(Regular team.) Cup as 1team2di!':b.; \,'. l;l'f[f ' t'I t • oeel.; Sullivan, s. s.; McK,nloklc, r. t.; Robbins, c. t.; Comstock, 1. t, l\!anage1-J. P. Cou5blin. Seekers (Buffalo, N. Y.), 15; Lehlghs, O. Seekers baseball team-(Regular team.) Lehigh baseball teamK!Jroy, p. ; Mason, c.; George, 1st b. ; Mase, 2d b.; O'Loughl!n, 3d b.; La::ig . • s.; Stephln, r. f.; Walsb c. !. ; Rodgon, I. f. Manager-J. P. Coughlin. Seekers (Buffalo, N. Y.), 23; Caddos, 2. SeckarQ baseball team.) Caddos baseball teal!l Cavanaugh, p.; Terllngton, c.; Callvan, 1st b.; Regan, 2d b.; Hin. calf, 3d b. ; Ilear, s. •; Buchler, r. t.; Johnson, c. f . ; Hurley, J. t. Manager-J. P, Coug;hlln. Seekers (Buf!alo, N. Y.), 13; Algonquins, 0. Seekers ba•oball team-(Rcgular team.) Algonq11ln baseball team Maher. p.; Wing, c.; Lane, 1st b.; Houney, 2d b.; Hanovan, 3d b.; Hurley, s. •; Kennedy, r. f.; Mannes, c. f.; Stone, I. t. Manager ;J. P. Loghlin. Ellicottv!lle Jr's. (Elllcottvlllc, N. Y.), 16; Davis Club, 10. Elllcottvllle Jr's. baseball team-McKlernan, p.; Dinneen, c.; Dar ling, 1st b.; Hughey, 2d b.; H. Ellis, 3d b.; Stern, s. s.; Neubec](, r. f.; Van Dyke, c. t. : Bundy, I. f. Davis Club-H. Rasey, p.; Davis, c. ; R. Raser, 1st b. ; Harrington. 2d b. ; Miles, 3d b. ; Oyer, s. s. ; Chaa. Hughey. r. f.: O 'Rourke, r. f.; Randall. I. f. Manager-J. Ellis. Ell!eottvllle Jr's. (Ellicottville. N, Y.), 10; CJb. 7. Ellicottville Jr's. baseball team-(Regular tep.m.) Davis Club base ball team-H. Rasey, p. ; Davis, c. ; R. Rasey, 1st b.; Harrington, 2d b. ; Miles, Sd b. ; Oyer, s. s. ; Olay Hug)10y, r. f. ; O'Rourke, c. f. ; Randall. I. t. Manager-.J. Ellis. Ell!cottvllle Jr's. (Ellicottville, N. Y.). 13; Oakdale Jr's., 6. Ell!cottvl)le Jr's. baseball team-(Regular team.) Oakdale Jr'' baseball team-G. Hall, p.; Wels h, c.; Hostor, 1st b.; Shannon, 2d b.; Dle!enpeack, Sd b.; Mayer, s. s. : McMahon, r. t.; Donnelson, c. f.; Gannon, I. f. Manager-J. Ellis. Ell!cottvlllo .Jr's. (Elllcottvllle, N . Y.), 13; Oakdale Jr's., 11. Elllcottville Jr's. baseball te11m-(ll.egular team.) Oakdale ,Jr's. base ball team-0. Hall. p . ; \Velsh, c.; Hoctor, 1st b.; Shannon, 2d b.; Dlefenbeck, 3d b. ; H. Mayer, s. s.; Lawler, r. f.; Donnelson, c. f.; Gannon. I. f . Manager-J. Ellls. Ell!cottvllle .Jr's. (Elllcottvllle, N . 'Y.), 3 3; Challenger A. C., 2. Ellicpttvl!lo Jr's. baseball team-( Regular team.) ChaJ!enger A. C. baseball team-Carl, p.; H. Rasey, c . ; R. Rasey, 1st b.; Bird. 2d b.; J!ghey, Sd b , ; Van Dyke, s. s.; Kernan, r. t.; Smallman, c. f.; Ne11bec]f, J. f. Manitger-J. Fardale (Lorin, Cal.), 23; Louisa Jre., 0. Fardnle baseball teain-(Regular t.eam.) Louisa Jrs. base!Jall teamH. Statscn, p.; H. Steveson, c.; F. Hartnell, 1st b.; l'l. Omelt, 2d b.; D. Larnon, Sd b.: H. Harnori, s. s.; 0. Omes, r. f.; 'l'. Walker, o. t.; B. White, I. t. Streib, .Fardale (Loriu. Cal.), 29; Stanford Jrs., 28. Fardale baseball team-(Regular team.) Stanford Jrs. baseball team -Clack, p , ; Hammond, c. ; Muson, 1st b. ; Hem:nerson, 2d b. ; Omans, 3d b.; Crlghanson, s. s.: Carl Gray, r. f.; Charlle Gray, c. f,; Smith, I. f. Manager-T. Streib. Fardale (Lorin. Cal.), 14; Oakland Corkers. 0. Fardale baseball team-(Regular team.) Oakdale Corkers baseball team-Adams, p.; Smith, c.; .1ohn eon, 1st b.; Nealon. 2d b.; Crawfo.rd, 8d b . ; Kennedy, s. a. ; Brawley, r. f. ; Hendricks, c. ; Mohler, 1, f. Mau.nger-J. Streib. Fardale (Lorin, Cal.), 3; Colusa, 0. Fardale baseball team-(Regular team.) Colusa team-Russell, p.; Jacobs, c.; Streib, 1st b.; Collins, 2d b.; Smith, 3d b.; Westerberg, a. a.; Ordway, r. f.; Roche, c. f.; Cook, I. f, Mana!l'er J. Streib.


• MUSCLES. How many TIP TOP athletes realize that the leg has no less than fifty-four muscles by which the movements of the lower extremity are produced? When you think of this, you will see how impossible it would be for me in this limited space to describe each one, and tell what movements it produces, and how it is best developed. I shall, therefore, only tell you in a general way of the muscles which extend the leg up on the thigh and those which flex it up on the thigh. Of those which extend the leg there are four great muscles on the front of the thigh, and they are called collectively the quadriceps extensors. The first of these is attaclied to the front of the hip-bone and runs down the front of the leg until it ends in a great tendon, which is attached to the patella or knee-cap. Joining this tendon are two others, which spring from two powerful muscles, one on , either side of the thigh. A fourth tendon blends with the three above-mentioned, to form the common tendon, which is attached to the knee-cap.' At the lower end of the kneecap is a strong tendon which is made fast to the strong inner bone of the leg (that is the portion " below the knee). From this description you will readily see that the knee-cap acts as a pulley, over which the four great muscles act, and because of this pulley the power of their leverage is increased. When you straighten out your leg you will notice bow these front mucles become hard, tense and prominent, and you will appreciate the power with which they act. Now for the muscle on the back of the thigh which . flexes the leg. It is more than a strange coincidence that this muscle, like the muscle which flexes the forearm or the arm, is a two-headed muscle, and hence called the Biceps of the leg. One of its heads is attached to the hip-bone, and the other to tbe Femur, or great bone of the thigh. Like other muscles its lower end becomes tendenous to be attached to the back of the large bone of the leg, which is called the Tibia. Now, if you ever watched a man kicking a foot liall you will have s een him go through exactly the movements which these muscles produce. First, his thigh and _ leg are drawn back, then the leg is doubled up behind or flexed, then the thigh moves forward, and the leg straightens out, thus having flexed and ex tended the leg upon the thigh in the act of kicking. For developing these muscles I can advise nothing better than running, walking and bicycle rid'ing; the further de-tails of which I shalJ describe in a new series of articles, which I am now preparing, which will give our TIP TOP athletes the most scientific and complete meth'od of training, for general development, in addition to which there will be special papers devoted exclusively to the most modern methods of training for all athletic events-such as the jumps, sprints, hurdles, pole vault, swimming, bicycle riding, boxing, base ball, foot ball and distance running. Proc. Fourmen : Being a constant reader of Tip Top, I wish to e.sk you for a little advice. Age , 16 years 7 months ; weight, 127 pounds; height, 5 feet 5 inches; chest, normal, 31 inches; waist, 29 inches; right thigh, 20 inches ; left thigh, 20 Inches ; right calf, 14 Inches; left ca.It, 14 inches; right arm, 12 inches; left arm, 12 inches; right forearm. 10 inches ; left forearm, 10 Inches; wrist, right and left arms, 6 'h Inches ; neck, 14 inches. -Are my measurements good, and als o how can I gain In weight? I am using dumbbells and he.ve been training for two months. G . V. S. GARDNER. Your measurements are fair. You will gain weight If you con scientlvusly continue your training. Prof. Fourmen: How are my measurements? I am 1.2 years olil, 4 feet 6 inches tall, and welgL 112 pcundi. I pla.y ball, ride a wheel, •wing Indian clubs and box. I have been a contestant In several races , but I never won because I cannot run more than a quarter of a mile until a pain comes Into my right side. What would you advise me to do? Thanking you In advance. AN ASPIRING ATHLETE. 1. You.measurements are good. 2. Practice the middle distances; begin at a slow pace and gradually putting on steam as you find you cau do so without feeling the pain In your side. Prof. Fourmen : Being a great admirer of Dick and Frank .Merriwell, I would -like to develop as they did. My measurements are ns follows: I am 16 yea.rs old ; I am 5 feet 9 inches tall; weigh 178 pounds; chest, normal, 37 inches; chest, Inflated, 40'4 Inches; arm, 14 Inches; forearm, ll'h inches; leg above knee, 22% Inches; calr, l5'h inches; waist, 34 inches; neck, 151t.i. Inches. Are these meao;urements gqod? W. F. H. R . Your measurements lire good. Follow my oourse of general training as set forth in Tip Top No. 265. Prof. Fourren: I have been an earnest admirer of the Tip Top Weekly for :ilmost a year, and consider it the king of weeklies. I will b e greatly obliged if you will answer my questions. 1. Do you think I am too young t'l train? I am 11 years old, weigh 73 pounds, and am 4 feet 7 inches in height. 2. I like running, but I do not know how far or when I should run. Please inform me on the latter points. Yours sincerely, H . S. MAGUIRE. You are not too young to begin light training. My advice to you is to follow my of general training ai; described in Tip Top No. 265. After you have yourself a little more you may tqen begin to s pecialize In running, but you should not attempt this for another year .• Prof. Fourmen : I am very ambitious to become a young athlete, but I have not the material to worlt with. Could you tell me through the Tip Top Weekly where I could get dumbbells, striking bags, vaulting poles, etc., or tell me of some one to whom I could write to secure the desired information• I wish to have a good vaulting pole, in particular. Hoping to see your answer in the next Tip Top, I remain, H. III. Write to A. G. Spalding, Nassau street, New York City. Prof. Fourmen: I desire to make the muscles of my left and right arm: stronger; also my chest development to be stronger. Will you please tell me the exercises I should take, and how long and how often In a day. I am 14 years old, 5 feet 1 inch in height. What kind of exercising apparatus should I use? I am a constant reader of Tip Top :Weekly. It i•, without doubt, the best book published. TIFF .I.NT SCROCJI, ,


TIP TOP WEEKI..1Y. 31 It you read my article In Tl,p Top No. 834 you will ftnd just what you are looking !or. I should also advise you to use dumbbells and cheat wejghts. Pro!. Fourmen ; I have read a great number o! Tip Tops, and. think they are llne. I have become interested it) athletics and would like to ask Yorlzlng. That Is your sure cure--no other I Pro!. Fourmen: I will write again for your advice, as I am going Into training as soon as I know how to start. What Is the best way? 1. Wh.at weight dumbbells should a boy of thirteen use? 2. What weight should a boy of thirteen be? a. What exercise Is the best to strengthen the chest and lets? 4. What is the best exercise to strengthen the arms? What Is the best foot to eat? Thanking you In advance I remain, a true friend o! the Tip Top, S. K. UPPERMAN. Read 'mY' article on "General Tr&lnlng !or Young Athletes." 1. One-pound dumbbells will be about right for you. 2. From one hundred to one hundred and fifteen pounds Is the proper weight !or a boy of thirteen. 3. Use chest weights, and ride a bicycle. 4. As regards diet, read my article In Tip Top, entitled, "Training Table !or Young Athletes." Pro. Fourmen ; I am a steady reader o! your notes In Tip Top, and havo decided a s k for a little Information. My measurements aro as follows: Age, fifteen year" four months; height, 6 !eet 5 lf.i lnche• ; weight, 132 pounds. How do my height, weight, and age compare? Chest normal, 35 Inches; expanded, 37 Jh lnchas ; waist, 28 Inches; right arm 11% inches; left arm, 11% Inches; right forearm, 10)8 Inches; l eft 'forearm, 10 %, inches ; right thigh, 20 left thigh, 19 %c lnckes; right cal!, 13 * inches; left calf, 13, Inches. Are these measurements good, and do they come up to the standard? Is my mode o! exercising good? In the morning I swing l'h-pound Indian clubs fifteen minutes, and use 3-pound spring-grip dumbbells (Sandow's patent) fifteen minutes. In the afternoon I go to an outdoor gymnasium, and work at the parallel bars, horizontal bar, and fiying rings !or over an hour. Then I play basketball, and after the game I run about a half a mile, finlshin-g off by a slow trot. i tben take a col

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