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issued Weekly. By Subscription $2so per year. Ente red as Second Class Matter at New York Post Office by SrREET & SMITH, 238 Wz'/lia11t St., N. Y. No. 340. Price, Five Cents. OBEllLl .. H.JORl!: A ROLE HIGHT THROUGH THE CENT!l)R, AND DICK SHOT OUT THE OPENING LIKE AN ARROW,


14:* ** * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * '**************************"' '!<*"""***** ***" TipTop"7"eek:ly. i . ( L ARGE SIZE.) ! . * i lf you have nQt read them, look over this catalogue . and you will read a list of s tori es i unexcelled in any part of this world to-day. l Don't fail to rea d these stories if you have not aheady. I 298-Dick Merriwell's Race For Life; or; The Steady Hand and True Heart. 299-Dick Merriwell's Set-Ba ck ; or, by the Masked Mysteries. 300--Dick Ride; or, Foiling the Agents of the Secret Leagu e of Spain. 301-Dick Merriwell's Honor; or, The Sacrifice That Cost Hirn Dear1 y . 302-Dick Merriwell at Bay; or, Defending the Pirate Treasure of Hidden Cave. 303-Dick Merriwell the Treasure; or, Face to Face w ith the Pirate Captain . '304-Dick. Merriwell's Peril; or, Left to Die in the Flames'. 305-Dick Merriwell's Snowshoe Hunt; or, The Hidden Hut of B lu e Mount:.iin. 306-Dick Merriwell's Disappearance; or, The Myste r y of Moaning C ave . 307-Dick Merriwell's Racket; or, Who Was the Traitor? 308-Dick Merriwell's Discovery; or, The Evil Geniu s of the School. 309-Dick Merriwell's or, Fighting a Desperate Enemy. 310--Dick Merriwell's Life Struggle; or, The V e iled Wornah of th e W o ods. 3u-Dick Trainp Chase; The Awa k e nin g of Scudder. 312-Dick Merriwell's Nine; or, Trouncing the Regular Team. 313-Dick Merriwell's Danger; or, Solving a Strange Mystery. 3 T 4-Dick Merriwell . Accused; or, The Life of the N ine. 315-Dick Merriwell's Trick; or, P a id in Their Own Coin. 316-Dick Merriwell's Daring Leap; or, Bound to Get There. 317-Dick Merriwell's Delivery; br, In the Face of Desperate Odds. 318-Dick Merriwell's Nerve; or, Up Against the R ea l Thing. 319--Dick Merriwell as Captain; or, In Spite o f His E n em i es. 320-Dick Merriwell's Peril; or, Hugo Barkrnore's Last Deed. 321-Dick Merriwell Challenged; or, Getting Into Fast Company. 322-Dick Merriwell's Team; o r , The.Young Wonders of the Diamond. 323-Dick Merriwell's Confidence; or, The Spirit That Wins. 324::-Dick Merriwell's Shot; d r , For Life or Death. 325-Dick Merriwell's Triumph; or, The Fini s h of the S eason. 326-Frank Merri well on Deck; or, Getting Into Mad River Leag ue. 327-Dick Merriwell in Trim; or, The Boy Wonder of the League. 328-Frank Merriwell's Honor; or, Defying th e Boss o f the League. 32g-Dick Merriwell's Danger; or, The S ecret Order of the League. 330--Frank Merriwell's Fracas; or, H o t Times in Mad River Leag ue . 331-Dick Merriwell's Diamond ; or, Fighting for the Lead in the Leag ue. ' ' . With TrP ToP No. 285 begins .the famous Fardale Serie s, in which Dick Merriwell has entered the good old school at which the career of Frank Merriw:ell also began some . years ago. Thousands of young Americans will want to read of the fin e that Dick Merriwell has done, is doing and will in the future do. . STREET & SMITH, 238 William St., New York . *****************


' I lsswd We e llly. By Shsc;ipti o n 12:50 per year . . Entereif as S#ond .Matter-'at tf.e fV. Y . Post O ffice, ,,Y ' & SMITH, z.ia Willia ,,. st., N. .r. • . Entere d accord"' to Act of Conzress ' " 1 1" y ear_ Iqoz, '" tfte Office of the Librarian of CanK"ess, Tf(as'/Jii•zton , D . C. -' No. 340. NEW Y O RK, Oc tober 1 8 , 1902. Price Five Cents. DICK .. MERRIWE.LL'S DASH: . . ' ; • OR, . • Playlng Fast and FlJir. B y BURT L . STANDISH . ... CHAPTER I. BRAVE DICK. Dick paused as the sound of several dogs barking fiercely and savagely came to his ears . He had . been following an old, disu s ed country road. which led through a strip of wood s . Always a lover of Dick ha<;! been this t r amp of ex ploration , but his meditations were now interrupted by the medley of harsh sounds which reached his ears. E v idently the dogs were rapidly coming nearer, and the boy could tell by th e s ound of their barking that they were in pursuit of something. Dick had already come to the end of the road , where there a high fence , had climbed this obstruction ai1d was starting away on a course that he knew would finally bring him out to the highw ay. Now , as he stopped and listened to the dogs, a slight frown cam e to h is ha n dsome face. . "Vicious brutes, I should say," h e mutter e d . "The y ,, . ' must bel ong to old who late l y qo.ugN .this . abandoned farm. say he has a lot of big and he trains them to be They are the terror of this sectio-;,. Somebody will shoot them. I wonder what they are after.." The scraggly trees int

TIP TOP WEEKLY. -i.,f4' .....i ! I ,.,._ .•. ., do .•.• 11!..l\..,, "Come on!" he muttered, with the stone in his left hand and the duh in hiS' right ... tty g t v e ' yon a good 'reC:t;J)tion, ' a nd one of )'oit. ma y o-et a.':-broken ' head." " ,;• . :;('') <,;.,'., ':.:' e . . . . . . . . ' Th eh . h e distinctly : s9und like bea t ing ' l;ioofs o f.' a ' madly gallopfo-g'-Jh a r : se \::0 1tiing nearer . and nearer. . . I ':I. : _ 1 • •• "A horse?" sa i d . "The d ogs are purstting a horse. I wonder if-'--" He stopped as through ' a in the w oo d s c a me the horse in question. .But. he . a ga.sp p f for . the of the _ cl,ipging ately, was a young . hap1t : . ){er. was pale ,and fl:l.)J,. p , ick . r ... 1 -.. • • 1 . ( ,.. ... . \ .. , . . • seemed to see a look of great terror .in eyes : ., A,t the cious-appearing dogs : 011e of th!'!l!} _ . tlp _ sid.e for ... gi1i: • •. -1 •.•. L ....... L . ., .. ,,, ..•. caught.in her skirt, from a :L •. , ; ... :;. :!; .. _'_J •' ', Another dog . shot. up . on the other side and leaped for the nose The up iis . ; sha f p t e eth . of ' tlie . b t u te ' . ' • , .. l " . . .. ' , failed to faste i 1 on •the '{ielvet' Dick .saw in a iwin'kihr g thaCthel.e ivas ' to be a . grand ii: rrio_ me n:t. rrhe' ing lik e'the wfoct;.. and'. acro s s the ro a d stoo d ' a! high fence which barred further progres s . . "Gr'eaY Beay enfr' exdaitned the .. foy ; hOrrifietf ( Then he . dashed ' back• to ward the roa u " a nd . to mounf .the' fonce : : : " ' , ,, He saw that he w 0 ti-kl be too Tate;;arid .fie a lso real i z ed that no human hand J:ould prevent dened animal from crashing info the ; fence : _, . he tried out . to : the girl. Did she see him? "Help!" --..... . He heard the word as it came from her aslieh lips. But what could he do? In a time of peril like that Dick ' s brain acted swiftl y . Alm o st instinctively he realized w hat would h ;i ppen, fence 'at the :e11cl of q1e road . h I J ;f{ f.'::, 0 ,.,,;.I '• he to o k a po s iti o n and braced him s elf for what he ex, petted to haf>pen . . . ... .. " . -.: : . t .. ,.".!. v.It was a ver y brav e'thing to do ,'for the . i1oriewotiM clas h 'StFaight int b lhe'. fence, the fl)ring timbers might knock the undat.rfJted : lad dciw11, wt1ere . he.:could be . trampled by 1ron-shod hoofs and t<;irn by tl1e gJeaming te eth (H t11e d ogs: Merriwell was nor one to lresitate ali: instant at ai1ythi h g w hen ohe''of the sex in danger : He knew the peril, but tha:t -fna.de rto . differeric e 't o hlin. --He \voul< l do e v er ything in his power: for the girl. If he failed-wen,' he w ould h av e to n ieet the con s equences . . ' < The ' h o rse swer v ed a bit , and .with a : leap Dick placed himself ' in another ' 1 )o sition tci tie on the sq.me 'a s ; the girl. B ar'ely ' he to brace hih1s e H fii:mly once ' more . w hen the fe a t:.bl"inded horse struck the obsfrt1ction. :. Then ':followed exactly what Dick h a d Hors e amP 'we1i dovv n .. \:vlth a terrible ' irash;. wEile ove'r : t he h e ad of animal the girl. ; " " y ;ilng-. had dropped the;' stone ' and' the club . His arms were e x tended; and he : talight tii:eJ .. . -t ..... ..,_. . .. :' -., . . '." .C ' . • ...-. girl, but the shock sent him batkwara to the grdund. ' :S1;arl_ing'.and .":'.itt1 :t . r i un1phant _ fnri, d . ogs !'eap' ed on the hor . se af the two -human "_figures : reared ' ' u9 to its feet. .\: r• • .. • ' \ • 1. '. _ 1 • ._,,, • -:-; ' =.( .t Dick hacJ kept his wits through . it all, and he rose w . i th a . bound. . . ' .. :... . ' A gain he h.?_ d t ,l1e. a11 d . t _?e snatched . them from the ground. . . . . . ' . : .. Fortunately for Dick he was ambiclextros. .The .. -from stn,1ck the _ qogs _ on he _acl, _ b 5 i 9gjng. a of the creature . A second d o g s h o t thro1,.1gh . the. air .straigbt at th. e throat of the boy , its gl a ritig , terrible . teeth gleaming . : ). Dick swung . the club with all his strengtli, and the bfow fell fair and fullbetween the eyes::of the d@g, beating lhe creature to the ground. The h o r s e h a d . gained its feet and now-.tu. rped and


. TIP TOP WEEKLY. went tearing back along the old road, . bruised and cut and bleeding, but still frantic with fear. One of the dogs pursued, but the others remained to continue the attack on the human beings who could not escape. The girl had been somewhat stunned by the shock, but ;she was not unconscious, , and wonderingly she saw the boy stand over her and fight off thosi terrible dogs. It seemed that they must tear him down and destroy. him, but the club in his hands was stout and heavy, and he wielded it with good effect. She wondered at his courage and his strength. She saw him . smite one dog senseless to the ground, she saw him beat off another until the creature turned and limped howling away with a broken shoulder; b .ut the third dog remained, circling, snarling, leaping and try ing to get at the dauntless youth. This last dog was the largest and fiercest of them all, and his aspect was frightful in the extrerrte, with his red, gleaming eye3, his great ?ripping jaws, and his long keen teeth. Could that anim3;1 but get a hold on the boy the strug gle would soon be over. The girl saw plainly that in seeking to . protec't her the boy was placing in greater peril, as he could not move about freely. He was compelled to stand over her to keep the dog back, as animal tear and mutilate her if permitted to do so . . To one side and then the other dashed . the dog. And then--A scream broke from the horrified girl. For the great beast had leaped, launching itself I .._straight at the boy's throat. Dick, however, had deceived the animal l:iy seeming to give an opening. In a flash he was to ' one side, and through the air whistled the club, swung with all the strength he could command. There was a thud, for the heavy club had fallen full and fair upon the neck of the dog. Down dropped the animal and lay quivering on the ground, its jaws ' Still open, but no longer a menace tb boy or girl. She stared at the brute, expecting to see.it rise again, but it made no move to do so, and the boy muttered in satisfaction: "\,Yell, I rather think . that settles your hash!" Then, with a feeling of intense rage still 011 stepped over to the other dog, which was struggling to its feet. Again the club whistled through the air and fell with a sickening thud, and down dropped ' the creature to rise no more. " 1 '\ CHAPTER II. THE MASTER OF THE DOGS. Having thus disposed of the dog, Dick turned quickly toward the girl, who had risen upon one hand and was staring at him ' wonde . ringly. He dropped the club that haa done such execution I and sprang to her side. "Are you hurt ?" .. he asked, in . great anxiety. "Oh, I hope you are not !" A bit of color came into her cheeks, although she was still violently. "I-I think I should have been-killed-but for you!" she said . "You-you saved me!" . "I did what I could," he answered; "but I could ' ' not keep your horse from plunging into that fence." "You caught me-you saved me from a fall that ; ' might have killed me! It was so brave of . Now it was his turn to flush " and . he showed barrassment. "Never mind that," he said. "Think of yourseif. Are you sure you are not much hurt?" But she was still wondering over his bravery. those dogs-y.ou beat them down. But they may reco ; ver and--", A grim smile came to his lips. "Don't worry about that. There to be feared from them." "Then they--" " Are dead." "Dead?" "Yes." "Why--',' is not\ling more "Both have broken necks. I was fortunate in strik ing this one here in the r'tght place as he leaped at me.


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. TIP TOP WEEKLY. 5 "Yes, I am a cadet there." . , Just put in one more pin. There, that's right. Tb,ank you so much! Now I can walk." "You had better let me help you. If we could get some sort of a rig at old Quimby 's; but it's likely the old wretch will refuse us anything of the sort. We may come upon your horse, though I ?oubt it, as he'd not be likely to stop after getting out on the main road." It was quite a long walk returning by that road, but they finally passed out of the woods and Cq:1!1e upon the staggering, weather-worn buildings of old Quimby. As they were passing the corner .of the barn, Quimby himself', a dirty old man, with a wrinkled, 1eathery face, came rushing out from the woodshed. "Yah !" I1e snarled. "So I've caught you! Who .. broke my dog's sho _ulder-who done it?" "I had the pleasure of doing that little job, " swered Dick, cooHy. "Yah ! You did, did you?" "Yes, sir." "Well, pay for it! I'll have your hide! I'll skin you alive !" "Perhaps you h<1;d better try it, you old reprobate!" flashed Dick, a dangerous look showing in his ' dark eyes. . "You may get a taste of the medicine I gave your dogs." "My dogs? my dogs? Diel you hurt any more of 'en1 ?" "You'll find two more of them down at the end of the old road." "An' did ye break their shoulders, too?" "No; I broketheir necks." "Wha-a-a-at ?" yelled old Quimby, almost frothing. "You killed my dogs?" Then he began to swear. that!". commanded Dick. "You're worse than your dogs, you old wretch! If you were half 3J man you would not use such language in the presence of this young lady." "I'll have the law on ye!" howled the old fellow. "Go ahead! You will get a taste of it yourself, for I understand your dogs were not .licensed, and no one dared touch them because they were so ugly." Old Quimby raged like .a madman, He thr:eatened to call the one uninjured dog and s . et it on Dick and the "Go ahead,'_' invited the boy. "I'd like the chance to finish off the whole bunch. Call the brute out, and . ' I'll provide you with . another dog With a howl of fury, the old man dashed into the barn and . The girl caught Dick's arn.i, !" she ;whispered; "let's hurry away! He will do something terrible!" "We can ' t run away," . said Dick, coolly. "Better wait and let me face hin.1. If we do to make him think we are frightened, it will be all the harder ' ' . for us . . " "He . may call otit ; that Qther d9g ! " Dick had been looking round and discovered an old hoe lying near. . , .. "All right," he said, picking it up. "Let him : come." But in a moment old man , himself came runoing . . -out again with a horsewhip in his hand. "Yah !" he snarled . "Now I'll Px ye! I'll tan your hide! I will!" He rushed at Dick, expecting the boy to run away. To, old Quimby's surprise, Dick waited until he was guite close, and then, like a flash, dashed in , close be .. fore the upraised whip could descend. Grasping tha '. man's wrist, the boy gave a sudden wrench, and, a sec .. ond later, he had the whip. "N?w, you old sinner!" he exclaimed; "it's up tq you to do stunts ! You your own medicine!" Swish-crack! The whip cut through the air and cracked round thd old fellow's legs. "Ye-e-e-ow !" howled old Quimby, in pain and astonishment. "Oh, thunder and lightning! Oh, ow -wow!" Dick did not stop, but gave the old reproba _ te an otl;er and s; Q ' u!mby turned and ran foll the barn again. Wie!cling . 1the . v!gor?us ly, :Oicl<


pursued him t? the door, then turned away, as the old fellow, howling with rage and pain, plunged into the bmlding and disappea _ red. . CHAPTER III . A FASCINATING GIRL. Dick flung the whip after the old rascal and turned round, when, to his surprise, he found the girl . laugh ing heartily. He hurried to her. "Oh, dear!" she cried. "It was so ridiculous! Why, he squealed like a p!g in pain! And he was so fierce a motl}eot before! . Dear me! I'll never for get how he ran! Ob, my good:iess ! flow his eyes bulged out when looked over his shoulder! And how qe jumped when he felt the whip! Oh, ba ! . ha! ha!" Now, of a sudden, the ridiculous side of the affair struck Dick. Her laughter :was infectious. The merry sound of it seemed to touch a spring in him that let loose all his own mirtb, whereupon he joined in 'the laughing. "Oh, ha! ha! ha! Ha ! ha ! ha ! And he was going to use the whip on me! He thought he could frighten us! Ha! ha! ha!" Here was a girl who could appreciate a humorous situation; here was a girl who loved a joke; here was a girl re01arkable in m9-ny ways. . True, she had been frightened when the four . 9ogs pursued her, true she had been shaking the crash into the , fence and the battle with the dogs that followed; but . even a man with iron nerves might _ have felt a thrill under similar circumstances, and Dick was satisfied that she was far di. fferent from most of her kind. He was drawn to her by her laughter. When she cast aside her reserve and haughtiness she could be a jolly gQ'od fellow, and still, at the same time, , was ri:qthing about het to encourage boldness or free dom in others. She had shown in some indescribable way that she respected and ,the girl who truly respects herself will command the respect of others . . That laugh . seemed to do them both good. They finally checked it, althottgh their faces were still wreathed with smiles and their eyes twinklig. She placed her gloved hand on his own. "Let's not stay here longer," she said, while stili holding in her merriment. "There is no telling what foolish thing the old man may try next. It will be safer for us to get away." "As you say," smiled Dick, gallantly. "I would not put you in further trouble for the world!" "Now I like the way you said that!" she exclaimed. I "I know fellows who can say things like that, but they all talk like poll parrots, and I always feel as if they were waiting and watching for a chance to flatter me." "And it didn't seem so in my case?" "No," she answered, frankly. "Somehow you . seem different from any boy I ever met. I don't think there are many just like you." ''Now, there may be a double to that ; but I'm just conceited enough to think you are flattering n1e." "I never flattered a boy in my life! I don't think much of girls who do such things." "Then, in all truthfulness, I can say that you seem different from most girls I _ have met." He offered her his arm, bnt she declined it now, as she felt strong and able to walk without assistance. They left the ya , rd of old Quimby's ramshackle house and started along the road toward Fardale village. "Is this the way?" asked Dick. "Are you in Fardale ?" "Yes, for a few days." "But I know you do not belong there." "No. I am stopping at the Fardale House with my mother." "I thought it possible you were visiting friends m the village." "We have no friends there." , His curiosity was about to lead him into further in quisitiveness when they heard a shrill yell behind them. Turning, they saw old Quimby through an opening in the crooked line of cedars along the roadside. The ' old man was standing on the steps of his house, and in his hands he had a shotgun. He saw them through


, •. TIP TOP WEEKLY. ' . : . ' ., ,. .L..). • "I the cedars and howled something at them, at the same time #veUin'i" hi s 'gllti ' : ') ,. "We will go away as fast as we can," she said. "I think thar : *iii be best, " the oay. Instantly Dick irispecl tlre g{rl arid .tJire\v hef. t'o the .;. . . . . ' ''Coh'.1e. ... ;. ... . • .. : grounCl; but : he did it as gently as it was possible for hiin ;,to "Perfonn the act hastily . : At the 'sa1rie time, he dropped beside bet : .=: There w a s a l o ud d o uble report , and they l!eard , so mething dipping amid the ceqars near:. them . Now Di'ck Merriwell " w ' as laughing no now , hi!? face showed that a young demon had been awakened within him . . . . , . Old Quimby , h a d fired .i,both barrels of the . gun at them, and it was likely Dick had kept them from being s truck py some of the shot by his promptness in up-:. setti11g the gitl and in dropping himself. '., .. "Th.abolcl devil!" he panted , as he sprang' up . ,go back and--" . ,.. . . • . have . gone, but she was up in a twinkling, ' . . arnLs be fl.11.ng , her a_rms about h,is. neck, crying: . " No, no! you shall not ! You can ' t leave me! Keep . (!.Way from bin\!. He might kill y pu ! " . . . ' . . "I'm n o t afraid of that f He ought to be whipped I _at _ the post . a nd ten years pris o n! " "But you . shall go i1ea{. him_ ! " ''I can take care of n1yself ! But I can ' t let a . crazy ''old .Zyhelp that ' shoot at i:s . \\ r ithout him . \ vhat l ; e deser ' ves !" . Fot : a w a s s o infuriated "that : ,. he v.fas alm os t deaf to 'or . pleadifrg, th a t tinr e'.s-he him, with her arms a n d her eyes fixed on his face. . ; " Please! please! " she was 11F oi-my' sake! For n1y sake ! " -.... ! ::: He looked Clowi1-at her. . In new niood she was handsomer than e v er. Her inot1th b e . sought him, but her ' eyes spoke even more eai:ne s tly. And she still held tight with both her a r ms. She kept his arm, and .tl1ey ' walked s\viftly the and soon passed down a small hill that sh ,ut out the old "Yot'I mt 1 stn ' t ever go_ ne;ir , that horrible old man again! " said ti1e; girl. ' . .. . ..:.'. ,;\X.tr hy ncit ? " !. ; ,, '.. ' F'-' ' _. ,;Be cai1si he is dangero1.i:s. I : thrrik i1e )s c1azy ! You can ' t tell what ri:iight happei1." . . ;c' " N c ( but .r; 'tet els e t i ke" c'ire ot him : You :ki. lle ci't"wo of his maimed another ' one'-ai.1d given . ' the old man a I think he . got the w6r s t of it.' .f Tfris is;'; her ' face clouding ; a "{' n6f.-se1: i b u . sly ' htilt. :"-? di:fr 'Ned'! '1 I wonder where he can be. I'm dreadfully . .c,;.: ..• ; .• -. .. .. ' ,, . .' -"Don' t y o i 1 : thirti die ,\,()uitl turn' back . t o:wa rd tHe 'vl1-iage-?"' "': : .. ., -_.. -; . ., ' ''-" ._,,, : ' "'Perhaps : no C i ;ere \v i th. t;s;-ai1d he is not familiar with .country: He '\vpuld be iiable t 6 tt'1ni way just a ' s':quickly ' as .the other." They waJi 1-ie. s aid , : ' y ou-h iv' e c ofrie h_eri : t'8 inter scho01-?;i: .•. _. ,: ' 1(0h, 110 !" ne ver ' thought of. it. . Is H1at fier'; school . .. . . . d o wn th ere?"c' -' ... :. ,;. ; . . "Yes.''. =-: •.• :[. -. :... l . .I •/_ away ovet ' tliere beyond the Is Fc{(dal e Academ) r ? Therei ean s ee : rhe frees "I beg your --"Yo u are '1fow." .. -' " , .. \ rigfi C ' I could 11ot lea v e you fo go back there: I quite "Yes, that"iithe-acaden1y 7 ' n odded Dic1k.';,. "Do you . • A . , ! .. know any'o1i.e at-the-,; -forgot myself ." Still she clung to him a morrient, as if not quite . satl'Hardly any Btt-t.:y-Ott i11hst alHhe ooys !sfied that he would not ru s h a " i ay as soon as she .\ -_i. • .;. • • ., • ,.,. . relaxed her hold. ' . "Well , perh ' ap ' s 1 kno,i / most of tfien{ by siglit, but " " ... .\.":t f. ,t


. ' TIP .. !rOP--. --,,..:, .". . ... -there . are with whom I am 110.t on familiar ' .... .. "Do you any th,e rer "The new class?" , "The freshman class." "Oh, we call /em. , Why, a very ',few ' fellows." ' 'Bow long have you beeq in school?" "This is my second year." "Do you know a plebe by the name of-of-let me .see-his is Arlington-Chester' Arlington.'' . \ of great consideration. "It's yet more than a niile to t.•f" . •. the village. " . .,. -. ...• .. "I'm not _ so _ v ery tired. One . doesn ' t it in agreeable C

She turned her eyes up0n him, and never h,ad he been sud!. a look of utter contempt. .. "I wish nothing, from you, sir!" "Why, what have I done, to offend you? What have 1 done that--" . She was on the rock. "You Dick Merriwell !" With. a spriqg she was in . the saddle. "I am June Arlington, and Chester Arlington .is my brother!" Away went her horse at a gallop, leaving him standing there like a boy turned to stone: • • CHAPTER., IV. ANOTHER. GIRL. "Well," said Dick, drawing a long,,ireath, "that beats the deck!" It was some momel'lts before ' he seemed to recover from t11e shock he had received on hearing her name. : June Arlington, the sister of Chester Arlington! Now, he thought of them both, he could see that there was some slight 1"esemblance them, for Chester was not a bad-looking fellow, save _ that his face wore an • habitual sneer and an expression of haughty superiority. he . laid . all the ' blame for his to 'gef on once . The had been mqre than one personal between the twb lads, and=-ahVays Chester -had off second best. The. heart of Chester Arlington had been filled with for . nick. . :He had that somehow he would get the best of young Merri well, would throw him, rob him of his power and popularity, wquld disgrace him, if possible. Re set ' about seeking a inethod -of gainin ' g po.we; himself, and his first step . . . •.. \ •' ' . was to make himself "solid" with his own class. -This he sought to do . by rtloney freely, by giving presents, and by loaning any one who wished ro bor. " . , . I row. And he fancied he was makirig a great success with p ' lebes, he . was acknowledged the leader of his class. . .. . But he . could not , forget how roughly he had been handled by Dick he could not forget that Dick was one of the party that had captured him and his fellow "Wolves". of the Wolf Gang and had given them . all a ducking in Lily Lake. A.rid afterward, when had coi1spiiecl tci Dick in-the game of his plans had miscarried woefully, w.ith . the . . I th t the ca. ptain of the eleven had covered himself glory . t1ear the finish of the game, thus making f1!s the ' great diass cl' cadets ,\,' . ' . ' .-. Y ciung Arlington, the plebe, had made himself very . than e . ver. :' offensive since coming to Fardale. He had been en-Arlington's . heart was fuli of ra1'1cor -fat .. Dick. raged because his -deni.and thaf he _ be given a promiwhile, at the same time, he felt that he had: been n'.ent position on the academy 'eleven had not been : comtreated and that justice shold fie done him . . plied with at o.nce. It angered h{m beyo11d measure Before coming to Fardale ne had to himsc;!if to. knovJ . that the only way for him to . get pnto, the how he sweep eve . tYtRing before at the teod in. road _ breath Roscoe Arlington, the great railroad magnate, be ing .hard and looking disgusted as the ,gi51 rode pected to go through all t _ .. hat bus . iness, the same as after telling him sbe w(;ls Chester's the son of. a poor man? He had been captain of his "It's pretty plain ' she has about me f .. rom. that school team at home, and he had expected to '"cut .I ice" extensively in football '.at Fardale. The treatprecious brother ' of liers,"' he mt\ttered; '"and she ment he received angered him. He was jealous of thinks I am a very bad ' !" > Dick Merri well, . the captain of the team, and to Dick He felt a pang of deep June had


• -,7--".' •-...-..IC -I 10 TIP TOP WEEKLY. .... ,._, . . .:='. . .. "b, : ... \2 r ... i.; . '' ' ._. ..... > "' shown herself quite a gi1\ -"Would it _ be qu _ ite _ , proper _ to. take you in?, ... likes to stand _ poorly in a pretty girl! .. :, if some sa . w u _ s ,and .. i:epor.ted _ to Miss _ Tartii;igto_!l? St. ill Dick he : og I'd surely . get a good to." .. ' course, June. wo1,.tld. oi brother;_. Dick shrugged his who had, beyond a doubt, clescriJ;>ed. Dick as a thor-"It seems to me you are uncommonly afraid_ of Miss oughbred rascal. Tartington all at once!" he exclaimed. , "What harm "She may find out som _ e day," he said,, forcif!-g a can there be if you set me across the lake and sav_e . smile. '?:.ny how, 1'1"? not g<;>ing to_ lose . sleep qver it : .'.' . me the walk round. Of course, i _ f you don't care . to He .. her until she from .. do it--" beyon'd the girls' school, 1i;iot. once did she tum "Oh, there is no harm!" she said, once_. "But' . . . . ... . . . ... . .. ,.. her head. .., ... .t . it's _ so strange yo left your . . Why didn ' t you "To think of a girl like,-_ hayli : g , a , feJl<>w pass the school with can't be you didn't care _ for a brother !" ... he as he followed along t}1e to be seen!" , . " ...... ' > • . . . . l. • "' • • . . .... roa9 hear tqe shot;e. ,. "She left me, Doris," explained Dick. "Come on • ... " .J.. ';;>; ;:J • .' l - • .. . ,, . " Happening to . glance out ,up.on the . lake, he was Ur-, and . take . me in, and I'll tell you all .about it." • • ,I' ; • I I • • • , p rised to see . in Dq,,-is . "Qh, IAon' t see . that I a111 interested! You are at ;who was :Watching him : .. hung idly ,ir), liberty to flirt . as as you like for all of me." ( J • • •. • ;. ... • - • ' • • • the rowlqcks. "Flirt! Doris, do you thiIJ.k I-" • • .-. , ).. . H,e waved his hand to h1;lt did not "Oh, I think you're all the .fel1ow.s ! But I'm at once. Again he signaled, and sl,1e fin;:i.lly. glad you were Fonsiderate enough to take pains not ... ,,,;1 ,,:: . • ., • -.:. • "" to let Felecia the Dick made his way tQ He flushed . . shore of the lake. .. . _ :,, ; ... "I met that girl by accident, .and--:::::-" J?_?ris :had to but,_, "/hat's the \ yay it usually happens. Felecia has h er, and she stopped. . . . ,., great confidence in "Won't you ferry it _ is _ _ , plai,p th3rt. _ have veiy little. _Very S.he seemed to but turned ... slowly . toward well! I'll walk, as long . as you do not care to set me . ... . • . .,.; ,, .. • . . .t. .. • •. . • ., . him, rowing _ a i;;}\9.rt. di . stance,. of the shore,, across .'! . . . . -she .s . t.opped the 1 . ; -. :• • • _, _ a;vay she . . '"Dear tne !" she "I yo1J .. w ::i:-e )n__ "Come on," she sai _d. "I'll take quit.e _ .:.:. ,-, . . :..:-: . . , ing from Miss Tartin$ton._ "_.:. "My <'.>Wt'.I ?'" . . _ . ..-. .... _ _ . "Not for the world would I think of getting_ you "Oh, . ..t: saw yo.ii dqwn such trouble!" said stijfl y, as . he saw . time ago_; , . . . . :, t . ':. , " . I afrai . d I;c.l _ o,. t0ric;rve agreeabl e "I did11't . s .ge. you. " . company to you." n o t . . y o u tpo much taken p with He w as going, ai1d !)OW she has tened to surrender to see , an:y, . .. .. , . , stil,l further, • \ pretty in spite of himself, ' : D o n ' t think I mind, " sJ1e said. a of., the boy on _ to set y,pu acros s to other shore. the sf1ore. that ) ; ip1 ,i1im, . qpd. ,. n o t be s illy! " . .. ,, ;, .. ),. . ....• 10 .. ..• .. --' • "I s}wll be pleased Come, Dick. , le!"s somehow he did n o t .. wis h to D q _ ri;;. H e turned back at 9nc;e, smiling ; "Take me into tl ; e . J )oat,',' he i'J1 tcll y o u 'Tm enough not to silly. On my " orcl, ' " ' . all about it." y o u th e only silly one. Let me row."


TIP TOP WEEKT .. Y. ll She deftly swung the boat up to a spot he . could get in and surrendered the oars to him. He # . tossed off his coat, and she took a seat in the stern. Dick sent the boat flying through the water with several long, strong strokes, while she sat watching him, suppressing her curiosity, if she felt any. If he expected her to question him, he was disappointed, and they were more than halfway across when he said: "You can't guess who that girl was, Doris." She pretended . indifference. "I presume not, and so I shall 1rot try." "You know Chester Arlington; at least, you've seen him. Well, that was his sister." Then, as briefly as possible, and without lauding his own actions in the least, he told of the adventure which hacl brought June Arlington and himself together. He spoke of the dogs as "curs," the old man as "weak and feeble," and made it seem that what he had done was of very little consequence. But Doris understood him, anp she more than half guessed the truth. She knew Dick was no and she shuddered a little when he laughingly told how the "feeble" old man had rushed out of his house an

TIP T O P WEEKLY. CHAPTER V. THE ELEVEN. At last the Fardale football team seemed de:(initely settled. Dick had found trouble enough in making it up, having to overcome opposition, settle petty jeal ousies, arouse proper interest, and contend .;ith the interference of an unsympathetic manager . who had opinions of his own and to give them up until compelled to do so. Abe Gorman was his persistency when he became set upon ai;ything, and this had been taken into consideration when he was chosen to man• . ' age the eleven. It was believed that a manager should have a certain amount of ?bstinacy an , d determination, as a manager who was tQo easy would get the worst end of it his dealings with other managers. Be sides, it needed persistency ; to make a success of foot ball at Fardale. In past years, with one exception, the sport had proved very exp<;!nsive. The single cept i on was the year before, when Dick Merriwell had made it1 a success !JY his persistent labors, which had given the academy a winning eleven for the first time in its history. , . . Jt was that Gorman was to attend m . ainly to the business encl of team, to the . matter . of arranging ganws, was not complete, and to transportation, accommodations , and so forth. But he was not satisfied at that, . and he persistently put in his oa,r while the team being formed, seeking to work in one or more of his friends, . and tf1ere was a time when it seemed that he might bring about the complete disruption of the eleven. Dick, however, with great skili', had finally suc ceeded in handling and swaying the manager and the a scrub team could be chosen every practice day . _ squad also provided substitutes. Chester Arlington had worked hard to prevent the plebes from taking any part in the , regular practice and from appearing in the squad . There were two plebes, however, whom he could not control. They were Obediah Tubbs, the famous fat boy of the acad emy, who "trained on pie," and Earl Gardner, a darkeyecl, fine-looking, determined little cha!?, who was intensely interested in football , anc;l who was chosen as one of the regular substitutes. Arlington sneered at the team, saying it was made up of Dick Merriwell ' s particular friends, and woui

TIP TOP. WEEKLY.1.3 pilfered it from the kitchen, bought it from the village bakery, and had it sent to him in boxes from home. • Without a liberal allowance of pie he seemed to pine, grow disconsolate , restless, sad and dejected. Gi. ve him plenty of pie and he was lively as a cricket. At center Tubbs was like ' a stone wall. Taking this into consideration, Dick had ventured to place Teel I Smart at quarter, Ted's lightness being made up for and counterbalanced by Obediah ' s weight. Harry Dare as right guard and Billy Bradley as left guard were doing well. Dare was a fellow of some experi ence in the game. Bradley made up by enthusiasm and persistency for his lack of experience. Long, lank, stuttering Chip Jolliby was the right , tackle, dark, silent, alert Don Kent was the tackle in the other wing of the line. Shannock at right end was an experienced Buckhart, on the opposite end, had proved his ability a11d worth a So Dick began early in practice to compliment the .fellow s who did the little things that enabled other fellows to carry out successful plays. He encourage

TIP TOP WEEKLY. alter . the schedule. The only thing to be done was to . work hard to get his team in readiness for the ga'me and fight it out to a finish. This he set about doing, but still he could not repress his feeling of anxiety., which was not lessened when he learned that there were fellows at Fardale who were willing to bet two to 011e that the cadets would not even score against CHAPTER VI. A wqMAN, A GIRL A N D A ROSE. Dick . and Brad Buckhart were on their way tu the vil lage day after Dick l s sensational and thrilling meet ing .wi.th June Arlington. For some reason, young had not told his roommate of th\s adventure before ; but started to relate it as they left the academy grounds . . As he did not elaborate it , or gi v e it any fancy flourishes, it did not con sume . much time ai1d was finished before they reached John Snodcl's com fortable white house, which stood on the road leading over the . hill and within sight of the academy. Buckhart expressed himself vigor:ously in his pict uresque ' manner when he heard the entire tale. "\Nell, may I be chawed up!" he exclaimed. "Talk scrimmagin .. with panthers, mountain lions and grjzzly bears, but this yere little rumpus of y ours with dogs beats all. And then the girl turned you down? Who she? What kind of a girl would do a thing like tha:t, I want to know?"" ' "She gave tne her name. She ' s stranger in Far-dale.'' "I allowed she must be . " "But she has a brother at the academy." "So? Who is it?" "Chester Arlington." . The Texan gave a jump. . ?" he cried. "You don't mean to tell me, par4, that that onery high-stepping galoot who brags so much with his mouth is the brother of this here pretty girl you have been telling about? " ' "That's right." "Well, I understand why she gave you the throw ' 'I down. She's like him, being hi s sister, and he's m eaner than dirt. You hear tne ! , He' s the • limit, that fellow is! You don ' t want to mind none ::i:t all if his sister did give you the marble heart , frigid face and icy eye. " . "Oh, ' it i s not troubling me at all ," laughed Dick, full y believing he wa.s telling the tmth, while the truth was that he had thought of the matter scores of times ' . and felt regret that the girl should e v idently regard him as a young rascal because he had been misrepresented to her by her caddish brother. A hand so me turnout was approaching them along ' the road, drawn by a span of high-step.ping horses. It ' ' was an open barouche, the driver being a coachman in liver y . . .t\.s it came nearer, muttered an of surprise. "\Vhat's the matter?" asked Bert. But Dick did not answer , and the carriage came nearer . Two ladie s , or, rather, a girl and a woman , were the o ccupants of the carriage. The girl spoke to the w o man, who then leaned forward and said something t o the . driver. The apparent , result of this was the s lowing down of the horses and the st o pping of the carriage as it came o ppo s ite Dick and Brad. Dick ' s face flus hed , but his eyes were fastened o n the girl in the carriage , wh o refrained from looking at him and who was s trangely pale. The woman at the girl's side was rather lavisltly dressed in questionable taste. She had gray hair and a proud , haughty , scornful_ face. She held up to her eyes a pair of "spectackles on a stick , " as Buckhart afterward described them, and surveyed the two boys in the most provoking mariner. "Stop!" she commanded, in the manner of one who demands and receives absolute obedience. "Stop, boys! I have something to say to one of you. " " Well , wouldn ' t that freeze your feet!" muttered Buckhart, softly. They s topped. Dick lifted his cap, Brad followed his example;


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('It would be the most . thing . in world for . him . to favor himself in his letters to you." _ . "lam positive that he told rnl'! nothing bi.1t tl)e e.'Cact . . . . ' . . truth: Y C\tternpt. to avoid censure by trying. fo make i . t appear that he ha : s indulged in falsehoods is . " worthy of just the low character he has averred you • are! I see now that he was perfectly right in saying you had a way of rpak . in?' it appear that you were in the right whe1 . you did the very meanest things. And you . ' . have even dared to attack him he was ,not pre. . pared l You have assaulted him and b<::aten him! That is what stirred me the worst! Why, . you should . . be in the reformatory, instead of attending q. school like. this! Yot1 will end your career in prison or on . ' gallows!" She became somewhat excited, but plainly sought to repress herself. D\ck did , not . deign u:ther in : "If you place your hand on Chester again,'.' cop: tinued the woman, harshly, "I'll go to any limit in trouble al)d in having you punished by law! I think ' that enough for you to per fectly. Your brut . al shall be . ! Do . \ . yot1. uffderstand, Richard Merri well?" . "I understand you pedectly, madam," said Dick, coolly. . If ho . lies about me, I , shall brand him as a liar. If he ' .. -. resents that and . attempts to i;'ne, J shall strike . back. In short, Mrs. . At:ligtoo, although your son has had the bad taste to boasb eofitinually about ' the wealth of his parents, although his father is the ;great . . D. Roscoe Arlington, although you are his mother, I shall treat him exactly like .any other fol.low, and if he forces . a conflict of any .sort uppn me I shall endeavor to give him the ch;;i.stisement he inerits. You commanded ; me to speak up, and I have done so. I trust you a-r. e sat! sfied." Satisfied! Why, the woman was gasping for,. breath, bewildered, aim0st Ntralyzed. She had not deemed it possible that the boy would dare answer her like this. She had been astounded to see him stand straight up and undaunted, lookiQg her squarely in the eyes as he spoke. There was nothing cowering or inferior in his manner. Indeed, strange though it . seemed to . her, he h.ad the manner of one quite her equal in every wp.y . . "June !-. June, do you hear ?.., whispered the woman ; Yes, June heard, and for . the . first time she was looking at Dick. She heard, and the ring of his words had her blood , sending it glowing to her cheeks . She heard and thought of this fearless lad as he . had stood her and defended her from the huge dogs "It is well for you that you take heed! 1 am now who sought to (ear them both to pieces. She rememon my way to call on . the head professor and see what bered him as he appeared then, alert, strong, skillhe will do abopt this matter. If he is wise; he will turn ful, ,,co9l and _ brave lion : , She was ,thrilled , from yon Qut of the !j.Chool without delay. I.f y(m remain head to feet, and in her eyes there lived again the light you . may do the . school end of YOU of admiration he hp.cl seen ther.e . <\S. she thanked him may ruin _ I . give . you my w . ot:d that I . after . he had savecl her from that frightfutperiL shall do all I can to h<;tve you expelled.' : : "Do you the , woman . . "I wish "Thank yoi.1 !" said Dick, dryly. _ "Permit me to as, you to r emember . his words. Ha,r e you noted them?" sure you . that I am not at all alarmed." . mother," she said, "I have noted !" breathed the . woman, her bosom them. They are just what I from him.\' -,,.. . ' . . . . ing:: "J,t is evet>. the way .?f common J?:Cdple ! Bt What d id she mean? Her mother fancied she un-again I warn you not to lift a hand against my . , dersto9d, and said: You liad better be careful !" . "Y du ar. e rigl;it ! We could expect nothing different ' . 'Madam, I have never lifted . a hand agaist your Jrom such a young ruffian! But he is so bold and in-sdn ).mless. he . has me to do soby:. solent !" of . If. ]n. the future, he 'I Dick fancied the bosom of the girl heaved a little, .. . • .1 . .. • . • ' • shall treat him exactly as I have treated him in the past. and on it trembled .. ;:t single rose that was pinned ther.e . . . • . .. . .. , I •


. "I'll no further words on him!" said the angry ,V.Oina11. ' ' ''But I'll see that he is pulled up before the fatulty. I fear 1 made a in stooping to ad dress all : Drive 011, James." . J aines drove -on:' And -the eyes of June Arlington clt'.mg to Dick until she was compelled to turn her head somewhat ... Unob served by bet' 1tiother, her hand w ent to her bosom, . dropped away and swung out over the side of the car riage. Something. dropped be . side the road. Dick turned back and picked that something up. It was the rnse June Arlington had worn a few mo ments before. CHAPTER VII. T H E R E A L A _ S C A L • Fortune brought about another encounter that day. Dick and Brad were 'returning to the ' academy , and we .Ee met by Mrs. Arlingfon's carriage. And this time Chester Arlington was sitting in the carriage with his mother and sister, : It was :Mrs. Arlington who recognized Dick, and she spoke to her worthy son. rose as the carriage . drew dose to the boy s on foot ,and' suddenly . caught the whip from the hand o f the The lash '

--/ '. -. •--... 18 TIP. TOP WEEELY. Again Mrs. Arlington came . near faintiiig,, Chester uttered a snarl. " "You're a nice sisterto have!" he cried'. She looked at him, and her lips curled a bit. "And you are a fine brother to have!" she returned, stingingly. "When you fight, :fight fair; when you play, play fair." "Oh, I suppose you mean--" "I mean just that and nothing more. The fellow who is not fair generally gets the worst of it in the end." "I don't know what driving at, but you . ' . •. . . . i ... me sick! I've always stood up for you, crnd now I'll bet anything you are ready to go back on me for thilt cheap fell ow !" "I'm ready to gb b ' ack on you : for ci:nythiu'g or any one; but I am not afraid fa ; tell you what fthink:" Chester received no sympathy whatever ' from ' June, and was to turn to hl's mother. .. They. drove into town and stopped at the finest hotel. the Fardaie House. they reached the suite of rooms occupied by Mrs. Arlington and her daughter , Chester tried to bully J un'e sympathizing \ v 1 'th him, At in a rage, he cried : . . "I believe you're struck on M,erriw.ell ! My Lore!.! if I thought that I'd go drown myself with shame! My sish . !r ' struck on a fellow like tf1at ! Awful! " , She-.turned away . a11d left him, going . into an . 6th . er roqpJ, heavy portieres.-h.1ding . her fro!fl view : After a fime, s . aid : , . "Mother, I am to meet a you !1g here di reCtly . to transact . some important business. May I bring . him fnto this room have it to ourselves t : . . •A r • . C()tarse, my son . . p She said:, patting . hi .m. "Y.:oi.1 may have anything -you want." , .: "Then, niy clear mother ," said Chester, in his most e . nticing mamwr, "kt me have about . two hpndred pldnks." . _, ,, . "My go? c lness ! Tv\'.O 1 \Yhy, "Yhat in the \"'.Oriel. can you do with so , much rnoney ?" "I can make a good of it , " " . ' . 'You hq,ve sp(!nt so much .. siqc(! coming he1: e , Jfs money, money all the time . . " . : "I've had to do it, mother, to make m y self solid witl1 my class. That was I saw it . was the o nly thing to :clnif'I h o p e d to eV"er get the . bes t. of fellow .Merriwell. .I. know it:1m1s t seem that I have wanted a lot . of money--" _ .. .. "If your father knew 1 hbw " much t 1 had sent you he would be furious." ' K ... " • !'./11: "But you mustn't tell him, mother dear. : :that':> the simplest w ay "fo settle that .matter. Now, wiil you let me have two hundred more. I need it bad." ' " "Te11 me just what you need it "Well, I can't do that now; but you must take my word for it that it will be a great help to Q'titting f11yself soli . dly . on p1y fee . t !1ere. Y; ou , "votiJdn,'.( it if it h elped me to get best of MerriweJ ( J an:i mrer "No, no; but I

TIP TOP WEEKLY. 19 • "Sit down," invited "You didn't bring the captain of your team a.long/' • r "Couldn't," said Turner. not?" . . :'Oh, he's cranky! Says he11 beat Fardale fair, or not .at_ all." "Fool!" sneered Chester, al!?P sitting down. "\N'hy, it's all right to get the signals of another team-:if you can." "So I told him." "And he--" "Said he didn't propose to enter into this crooked business." "But yoti-how about ?" "I'in here." ' "I see, but--'' "I'm ready to hear anything you wish to tell." "What good will that do?" "Lots." \ "l don't see how." "\N'hy ?" "If your captain won't take advantage of-" "Oh, don't worry about that! If I get the signals used by Fardale, and has nothing to do with business of getting them, he won't refuse to take ad vantage of the "You are sure ?" ' ' "Dead sure." "Then it's all right. I've had hard work getting the signal code, but I have a friend who has obtained it complete for me. I thought I had it some time ago, • but it proved to a fake. I wasn'.t satisfied to quit, and I kept at it until I got it straight. Now, if you take advantage of these signals you can win from Fardale with perfect ease." "Oh, we'll get at Fardale ! And that's what will delight my soul!" "You have a grudge against Far dale?" "Well, I don't like it too much!" exclaimed Turner. "The sch . ool is all right," said . Chester; "but I'm dead sore on the fellow who is captain of the eleven dead sore." "Merri well?" ... "Yes." • "He's pretty clever.'' "He'll fird me toq clever for him!" snapped Chester. "I going to down that fellow at any cost and any risk. Will you guarantee to use the signals I give you -to your team study them and be prepared to offset Fardale's plays?" "Sure thing!" "Then I want you to do me a favor." "\hat sort?" •' "I have some money I want to bet on that game, and I do not . want to stick it up myself." '.'I see." "You can put it up for me, and it will seem like White Academy money." "That's true." "Then I'll divide the winnings with you . " "You can count on me!" exclaimed Turner. "I need a little . pot to e . ase me along until I get the next remittance . from home. . How much do you w .ant . me to bet-ten dollars?" "Ten dollars!" sneered Chester, his lips curling. "I want yo, to .t. wo liundred dollars." . . . Turner nearly fell off hi-s chair. I "Two hundred?" he gasped. "What are you giving me?" "Good money," said Arlington, springiryg his roll. "Here it is. H you can get it up even, you'll make a hundred in case \N'hite wins. That will be worth working for, won't it?" ' t "You bet your life! I'll work like blazes for that! But I don't believe I can get all that up in bets." "Perhaps you can if you try hard. There'll be lots of fellows in this place who will be ready ' enough to put up their little wads. You want to do your best." "That's all right!" laughed r1'trner. "Why, this is , a snap! \Vbere are your signals?" "Here they are, all written out in full, with a key,., said Chester, taking a paper from his pocket and passing it over. "Now go back to Wpite and hustle with the rest of the team. Get them so they know every signal. If you can defeat Fardale I'll be the happiest fellow on .two legs." Turner thrust the paper into his pocket, after taking a glance at it. "Don't you \vorry a bit,'' he said, rising. "Fardale is as good as defeated'. \!Vhy, I never struck a snap like this before in all my Ii fe !" Chester conducted him tb the door and foHowed him out. As they were departing the portieres which hid the door leading into an adjoining room ' parted . and the pale face of June Arlington appeared between them. SJ,;ie had been listening behind the curtains. For some moments she stood then she slipped


TIP TOP WEEKLY. b ack into t ne next room, found ink and stationery and l ost not a moment in . :writing a note. To whom? CHAPTER VIII. FAST WORK. The game between Fardale and White Academy was in In fact, the first half was rapidly drawing to a close . Neither t eam had scored . The line up of the tearh s was as follows: FARDALE . WHITE ACADEMY. Shannock .................. R ight end .... . .......... . Tewks bury Jolliby .......... . ......... Right t a ckle ....•.•......... . Darrow Dare . ................. . .. Righ . t g uard ... . . ............. Morton Tubbs ...... . . . . ...•......... Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sea ve y Bradley ..........•........ Left guard ......... . L ..... Manning Kent ...............•... . ,.Left tac kle . . • .............. . ... Pooler Buckhart . . . ............... Left e nd ...... : ..... , ..... .... Tuttle Merri well ............. . Ri ght half back ........ .' ...... Knowlt o n Darrell. .............. .. Left half back .................. Turner Singleton ................ . Full back .................. . . . Riley The game had been one of excitement . At first it had seemed that Fardale had a walk-o v er, for White seemed all at sea when the cadets got the ball arid ' soug'ht t6 ' a ' dvance it. The defense ' of the vis itors was so very weak that Fardale rushed the ball down to within four feet of the goal with perfect ease. At that point a fumble occurred, and the ball went to White just when a touchdown see med certain . Following this Fard;:; l e took the defensi ve, but White fought fast and fiercely, carrying the ball to the fort y yard line before being compelled to kick. Before the game Dick Merri w ell had c a lled h i s team ' about him and said : "Fellows, we're not going to use the new code of signals to day . . Don ' t ask any questions, but there is . a good reason why we should not. v Ve'II u s e la s t sea son ' s signals, which you all know pretty well. No time for talk. But we'll run over them a bit. " So th . ey went through with the signals. s tanding with the i r heads close together and sp ea king in low tones . It was a queer sight to see them thus, but the v V hite p l ayers laughed and winked at one another. White had . a great team for a lot of y oungs ters, and it was confident o f taking a fall out of Fardale that day. When the game began , h o we v er , and White found that Fardale was not u s ing the signals expected, there • was, for a , t ime, demo ra 1 iza tiori i n t lie r anks of is itors, and thus it happe n etl t hat Fardale nearly scored before \Vhite cou l d recover . "vVhat's the matter with you, Turner?" growled Riley, the full-back, when he found an oppor t unity. "Thought you had their signals! You ' re a bir d, you are!" "Good Lord!" gasped Turner. "Fellow who gave me the signals also gave me two hundred to stick up on the game that we ' d win, and' I've bet every red of it." ' The cadet baRd disc o ursed invigorating and the crowd cheered enth4siasiically. White had sent over a good l y delegation to ''.root" for its team, and these chaps seemed to have lungs of. iron. : I . I • , . • Never haq Fardale played a faster game, and never had the cadets encountered more gamey antagonists. When the two teams settled dow n it was soon seen that the struggle was to be one of the most desperate ever on that field. Dick encouraged hiS; me0 and urged them on . He had taken n o te of the consterpation and of the enemy early in t . he game .a11d had fought hai:d to profit by it before White rec9verecl , A fumble on the threshold of v ict o r y was the oply thi ng that prevented c o mplete success . After that White all efforts to understand Fardale' s signals and settled to play a fair game, with the h o pe of winning on merit alone . ; The cadets on the seat s sang theit sor1gs and che e red fo r man after man on the team. A group of girl s from Mi s s Tart'ington's schoo l wore the red-and-black o f Fardale and joi ned in the cheering. Doris Temple ton was in the midst of the group. Occasionally her e y e s wande red t o a han d s o me carriage standing out s ide th e r op e s at o ne s ide o f the field, and she surveye d with i n t e r e st the pretty girl who,. s e ated at the side o f a hau g ht y g ray-h a ired w oman, ' was attentively follow in g the game . D o ri s n o ted that this girl seemed filled w i th anxiety a nd delight early in the game when . it ap peared th a t F a rdale w o uld ' s c o re , and when Dick Merriw ell made a hands o me tackle of a runner she sp1ang t o her feet and wftved handkerchief. "Oh, s he 's struc k o n . him! " muttered D o ri s . "No matte r w hat s he did, she ' s struck on him! " ' V hite go t the b all. Kno wlton went r ound end with it. Ee d odg-ed tw c and then the Fardale


TIP TOP WEEKLY. 21 /_ .. sympathizers groaned, . for they saw him speeding enemy was held on that spot without makfog a foot clown the field with every prospect.of making a goal. more . • Out from, a tangle of playe:r;s shot. a fleet-footed . Then an attempt was made to kick a goal from the low who started after Knowlton. Others did the field . The ball was snapped back and passed to Riley, same, but one runner forged ahead. who booted it fairly. . !" roared the cadets. "Dick Merri well!" .. But a Fardale man broken thro\lgh the White Dick ran as if his life depended on it. Never had he line , and up into the air he shot, hitting the ball with covered ground in such a wonderful manner. • I:Je al , his hand and deflecting it so that it failed to pass over most seemed to : fly. His teeth were set, and his eyes the bar. fixed on the back of White's right h ' alf-back. (,Darrell! Darrell!" roared the cadets, in delight . "He'll tackle him! " For Hal Darrel had prevented a field goal. CJ,.He can ' t do it!" This was the kind of work to keep the spectators "It's a touchdown!" tingling with delightful suspense. "Touchdo\vn l touchdown! touchdown!" roared the . The last few minutes of the first half were fully as White crowd, wildly waving their colors. exciting as th . e rest of the game had Fardale Dick seemed to hear them. He gathered himself used a revolving formation that tore through vVhite's , for one last dash. Then he let himself out and closed line to the thirty-five yard line; but there the visitors in on Knowlton. the he went headplanted themselves and no further gain could be made. , long through the air. There was a bush. \i\That a yell went up! The runner was down! \i\ That was going to happen? Merriwell had stopped . him six yards from the line! Farclale would try to kick a goal fro . m the field, a11d Chester Arlington climbed into his mother's Darrell was tf1e man selected to make ' the attempt : an

Chester shook his head as a signal that he did ' not know how it had happened, "But they'll win yet!" he muttered. "\Vho? Fardale will win, you mean?" said his sis ter. "I think so, too." "I don't think anything of the sort!" growled ter. "Well, it makes little difference what either of us think about it." "You want Fardale to win," snapped Chester. "Why? Because Dick Merri well plays on the team! ,What is it I've heard about you and him? He's round boasting that he drove off some dogs which were chasing you and thus got you mashed on him. That's a nice thing to h;:tve a fellow like him saying about one's sister! I'm ashamed of you'!'' June'.s face flushed and she seemed tempted to make some sharp retort; buf she held herself in . reserve, noting that Dick Mertiwell glanced in the direction of the carriage in which sJ1e sat as he was leaving the field. On the seats a pretty girl felt her heart sink when Dick failed to turn in that direction when the half was over And she fancied he did glance toward the car riage in 'Yhich sat June Arlington and. her mother. During intermission the cadets sang songs and indulged in considerable good-natured raillery. The band played several selections, and the ti . me passed swiftly, although a cold wind had risen and the spec tators w ' ere shiverin _ g. The players ,returned to the field. A signal from foe referee sent them to their positions, scattering for the kick-off. White had the ball, and Riley drove it far into Far dale'& territory, Darrell catching it prettily on the run. Hal fancied he saw an opening, and away he went, turning, twisting, dodging to avoid the players who sought to stop him. All the way back to the center 0 the field he carried the ball. There he was tackled by Pooler. i But Hal's heel accidentally struck Pooler on the chin, laying it open to the bone and giving White's left tackle such a shock that he was put out of the game. A fellow by the name of MarburY. took his place. 1-Y-93-44-4," called It was the signal fo,r a round the end play , and the ball went back to Darrell, vyho was off like a young racer. Across. and round th . e left end of the epemy went Hal. Marbury was the one to tackle him, but he made a gain of seven yards. "That's the way, fellows!" laughed Dick. "Play fast and fair. Into 'em again! Everybo4y ready." "5-Z-42-2-I .30-:-7 I." Singleton was sent for a plunge into center, with Tubbs ahead of him. The fat boy had not been making much of a show ing, save in defense, but now he bucked the enemy so hard that the line broke and. he tore a hole in it, through which Singleton went for full nine ya,rds. "That's the kind of work, Teel!" said Dick, speaking to the little quarter-back. "Now we've found their spot! Keep at it!" White expected a repetition of the center play, but, instead, Dick tried to go .round the end. His inter ference :was bad, and he did not gain a yard . . The cadets had carried the ball into White's terri tory, and there they kept it for the greater part of the last half, although they could not get it over for a touchdown. Three times the ball was down less 'than five yards from \ V hite ' s line ; and every time the visitors braced up and made such splendid defense that fur ther could be

TIP TOP WEEKLY. the ball on a pass, and it was Obediah Tubbs who felJ on .it He' covered it well and . secured it handsomely. I Dick"kne\v the situation was desperate. The natural " thing to do was to kick to get the ball away from that dan'gerous place. Aware that he might be expected to kick, Dick gave a signal that made his team seem to prepar,e for that. . ' It was ;.i fake, and, at the signal, Obediah Tubbs plunged into the center of vVhite's line, with Dick right behind him, holding the ball. Now had maqe t.1p his that it was ao or die; and he tore a hole right through the center. Ont of that hole Dick shot, running like the wind. . But,, rum:iing is bei{lg spoken of, Ol?ec!iah must 11ot be forgotten . He howled players off to the . right and left went through with . othillg seef11ed to check him iri the least. ' . Dick 1 had.' on a desperate clash through White's center, and Obediah provided the opportunity. That was all he needed. He went past th . e fat boy, and for the enemy's goal he headed. The cadets rose in a body and roa1:ecL The very clouds seemed to tremble with the sound. From the right and left tried to cut in and pull Dick down. He made soine amazing . twists anrl turns, vvithout slowi;.1g up in the least. ! Merri well!" shrieked the cadets/ "Stop him!" gasped Chester Arlington, rising 'in the carriage. "Stop him somehow!" 4. • • \ June clapped her hal).ds. "They caff'-tdo it!". she laughed. "Look-see him dodge that fellow! Wasn't that g1: eat ! Watch him! Watch hi . m !". "Simt up!" snarled Chester. "You make me sick!" . heart in his throat. He saw a tackler leap at l)i. ck and he gav . e a cry . of n:lief; but that cry turned , to a groan, for someho\\ ' , ' with a twisting jump, Dick avoided those eager On went the captain of the eleven. More than one person felt his heart leap into his . throat and fall back. Some screamed with joy, ' some groaned with dismay. Some were flushed, others blanched. On darted the wonderful boy. Could . nothing . stop him? \ Vould . he succeed? ' Dick saw yet another tackler before him. Only one more! If he could pass that fellow-"l will! I must!" he grated. He was certain they could not overtake hih1 and tackle him from behind if he could get by this last man. The was himself" in Dick1s . path . Dick turned sharply to the right, but, lil

TIP TOP WEEKLY . • Dick drew back a bit. "I am quite aware of it!" he exclaimed ; . "and. yoa may rest assured that I shall not presume to take ad vantage of an accident." , Somehow it seemed that she was i:ot just pleased by 1 thi$, and he . wonderecl what it was she wanted. "So you are glad to get out of it? You don't want to know me? I presume you think I am not worth knowing? Because you

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TIP TOP WEEKI,.Y. 1 . though his identity still remain,s a secret. .j\s a specii;nen of cool ness and l:almriess he is spl endid. Hoping to see this in 'prinf soon, an ardent admirer, '' S. 0. FLADNESS. Carpenter; Iowa . . .. By this time you will have read how . Snowflake ' Charlie's real c haracter has bee11 disclosed. Three cheers for you. Yours is the t rue Tip Jop spir.it. , , I have been reading Tip No. 150 to present date . I. l ike Frank, Dick, Barf and their. I admire ;thelr frie1ids ' 111 Tip Top. Snowflake Charley . is all right, and so , is Pisen Bill. I think' Mad,'Mose will prove tci be all right. I lik ' e Brad, . ev,en. ;; if he is from 1>exas . ' W1i..L BENEmttr. .,; Temple, Texas. Yes, Mad Mose ):>.roved to be 1nost unfortunate; .. but he was nevertheless all right. r\S for -Bra(!, he is' one qf the best everyou hear us shout'! " I have been reading your weekly for a good and thii1k it. is 'fine. I especially like those about the . in the Mad River League . Where are Greg Catker and Joe Gantp now? I 'yould like to hear from them again:-.and thein 0,\1Frank's team. Hurrah for D;idk, )'rank, lnza, ' E l sie, F<;!lecia and all the ot h ers, not forgetting' Street & Smith and Burt L. Standish. AN ARDEN'.I: ADMIRER. Natchez, Miss. The characters you mention qiay make t h eir appearance in the future. But we cannot u1ake predictions, as " e have not yet qualified as infallable fortune tellers. Not having noticed a letter in your Applause Column from here, and being devoted

• ... . PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED. Messrs Strut & Smith upon the recommendation of Prof. Fourmen have the great pleasure to that the First Annual Base Ba11 Tournament of AU America, conducted through this season has been one of the most successful contests ever held. Five hundred Base Ball T earns competed for the honors • and splendid prize offer. Over 5,000 games' have bun played, and the ra.ce has bun fast and furious from start to finish. Never before in this or any other country have Amateur Base Ball pla.yers had the opportunity t

./ • . I , -Frank, p.; Kane, c.; W. Welsh, 1st b.; Waters, 2d b.; Mahoney, 3d b . ; J. We.Jab, _ s. s. ; Butler1 ' r. f . ; Foley, c. f.; Burli:e, J. f. Manliger-W. A. Frazer;' • . • Washlngtons (Portland, Maine), 1; Park Stars, O. Washingtons baseball team-(Regular team.) Park .stars baseball team-Names not given. Game forfeited. Manager-W. A. Frazer. Bachelors (Terre Haute, Ind.), 11; G•and Avenues, 3. Bachelors baseball team.) ,Grand Avenue baseball team-I)rentllnger, p.; H. Conover, c. ; O. Conover, 1st b.; z , Mo ore (capt.), 2d b.; Day, 3d b . ; Dorham, s. s.; Seose, r. t.; Smock, c. t.; Rogers, J. r. Manag&r-G. J. Breinig. -. Bachelors• (Terre Haute, Ind.), 5; Weneede Bachelots. baseball team-(Regular team.) Weneeda baseball team Jtntr, p . ; I-I. SJ;llder (mgr.), c.; Preston, 1st b.; Powers, 2d \J. ; l:lolt, 3 d b.; Creson, s. s . ; Phillips, r. !. ; Clark, c . f.; Turner, I. f. Manager -Geo. J. Brelnig. Bachelors (Terre Haute, Ind.), 8; Grays, 3. Bachelors baseball team-(Regnlar team.) Grays baseball teamHart and C_ollins, p.; Hudnut, c. ; R. walker (mgr.), 1st. b.; Herkimer, 2d b.; Sullivan, 3d b.; Cline, s . s.; Fields, r. !. ; Bishop, c . f.; Thomp-son, I. f. Manager-Geo. J. Breinig. Young Glories (Atlanta, Ga.), 8; 1 . . Young Glories baseball team-Seawell, p.; Hobby, c. ; Gloer, 1st b. ; 'l' odd, 2d b . ; Banks , 3d b. ; Kellam, s . s . ; Norman, r. r.; Dockendorf, c . f.; Heatb, I. f. Crickets baseball team-Thomas, p. ; Horton, c . ; Sibble, 1st I>. ; Deal,. 2d b.; Ernst, 3d b. ; Warner, s . s. ; Schane, r. t.; Ribley, c. f.; Bunke r, I. r. ManagerR. D . Hobby. • . ' Young Glories (Atlanta, Ga.), 7 ; Law Street ])Ines, O. Young G lories baseball team-(Regular team.) Law Street Bl\jes baseball team-Rall'.eltree, p.; Ri chey, c. ; Bilton, 1 s t b.; Jobson, 2d b.; Sage, 3d b.; Morton, s . s . ; Riley, r. f.; Cochran, c . r.; Phe.Jps, J. f . Manager-R. D . Hobby. Yonn' g 'Glories '.(Atlanta, Ga.), 6 ; , Crescents , 0. Young Glorle. s bas'eball team-(R,egular teaqi.J. Ore.scents baseball team-team-Stevens, p.; Crum My, c. ; Jones 1st b , ; Boss , 2d b. ; Weighton, 3d b . ; Holme'<. s. s. ; Barre , r. r. ; Carrol, c . f . : LQng, I. r. Manilger-R. D. Hobby. Young "Glories (Atlanta, Ga.). 12; Yale Juniors . d . "Young O 'lories baseball team-( R egular team.) Hildre cltb, p.; Jones, c.; Cronstalk, hi; b. ; Hayden, 2d b.; Hobart, 3d b. ; H. Williams, s. s . ; Aubrey, 1 . f.; c . f. ; J. Williams. I. r. Manager-R. D. Hobby. ' Oakdale Juniors (Bu!l'alo, N. Y.), 2 3 ; Tige r Junior.s, 2. Oakdale Juniors baseball team-C. O ' N e il . p.; B. F'reeman, c.; J. Conners, 1 s t b.; F. Hoctor, Zd b . ; D . Dl eboldt, 3 d b.; H. Shannon (capt.), s. b.; J. 1-. f . ; H. Binder, . c . f.; J. Welch, I. r. Tiger Jnn,io1• s b ' a seball tellln V. Sma(le, p. ; 'A. Hunter, c.; P. Ward, 1 s t b. ; J. D e v e Jin, 2d b.; M. Su!dcb, 3d b.'; ' J , Quinlan (capt.),• s. s. : H. lfnoli, r. r. ; J. Thorbas. , c. f.; Flick, J. f. Manager-H. Shannon. ' ' ' , . ' Oakdal e Juniors (Butl'alo . N. Y.). 5 ; E. H. S. Third !l'eam, 4. Oakdale Juniors baseball team-(Regular team.") 'E. H . s. Third baseball. teamB. Hall, p.; P. Podd. c. ; H . Snyder, 1st b . ; C . Fenton (capt.). 2d b .'; McKenl)a , 3d Jl. ; H. Elli•, s. s . . ; .McGann, .r. t. ; Randa II, c . t.; 0. Hall, I. r . . Manager-H. Shannon. . , . Oakdale Juniors (Bu!Talo, N. Y.) 3; E. I I. $ , Third Team, 0. Oakdale .Junio1 s baseball leam-(Regular team, ) E. H. S. Tbird baseball team-B. Hali, p.; P . Dold , c.; H. Snydei-, 1st b.; c: Fenton, 2d b.; M cKenna, 3 d b. ; H:. Ellfs, s. s . ; M c G ann, r. f . ; Randall, c. f.; O. Hall, I. r. Mannger-H. Shannon. . Oakdale Juniors (Buffalo, N . Y.), 11: A. C. , 1. Oakdale Ju,nlora basebal) team-(Rei;ular team.) Crackerjack A . c. baseball team-Orle y, p:; Baker, c. ; Casey, 1 s t b.; Dudly, 2d b.; Min ner, 3d b. ; Andre w s1 s . s.; Harvey, r. f.; Smythe, c. f . ; Davis , J. f . . Manager_:_H, Sllannim. ' : '.Oakdale iunlors (J3uffalo , N. Y .), 27 ; Crackerjack A . C., 3 o Oakdale Juniors baoeball te'am-(Regular team. ) A. f'. baseball team-Orle y, p. ; Baker, c.; Casey, 1st. b.; D1.1dh, 2d b.; Wunder • . 3d b. ; (capt.), s. s.; Harvey, r. f . ; Smy.th, c. r.; Davi, , 1. f . Manager-H. Shannon. Oakdale Juniors (Buffalo, N. Y.), 36; Silver Stars , 5 . --Oakdale Juniors baseball team-(Regnlar team.) Silver Stars ba"e ball 1team-G. Morris, p.; Sagion, c.; Cadiou, 1st b.; Padden (capt.), 2d b.; 3d b. ;, Frank, s. 1;.; O 'Longblin, r. f.; ChJlding, c.f.; O'Brien, I. t. Manager-H. Shannon. -Oakdale Juniors (Buffalo, N . Y . ) , 8 ; ll:. H. S. No. 1, o . Oa\ lobr n : O Conne,11._.ht b . ; 2d b.; ; ' Sd b.1 S'weeney, \s. s , ; Mullen, r. t . ; Dolan, c . • t, ,; J ohnson,. !. f. Manager--0. Lev'ering. ' "'\: . ; -Crescent A. C. (Chicopee, Mass.), 15; Cal!Ots, 0. Crescent A. C. baseball team-(Regular team.) .Cabots baseball team-Shortsleeve, p.; Bastien, c.; Ray, fst b. ; Hickey, 2d b.; Cor coran, 3d b.1 Goff, s. • S . ; Gello, r. t.; Balanskl, c . t.; MacDonal, l. t. Manager-C.< Leve1ing. . B. P. JunLors (Troy, N. Y .), 23 ; Blue Bells, 7. B. P . baseball team-T. Owens, p.; J. Owiins, c.; F.• Leonard, 1st b.; F. Roddy, 2d b.; R . Tate, 3d b . ; &. Denlllft, s. s.; J. Flauley, r. t . ; J. Carroll, c. t. ; W. Harcourt, I. t. Blu e Be11s baseball teamT . Hartnett, p.; ,P. 'Kennedy, c . ; J. La Sall e, lat b.; W. Allen, 2d b.; M. O 'Connell, 3d b , ; J. Barron, s . s.; J . Stone, T. !. ; w. Nudgent, c. t.; J. Quinn, I. t. Manager-Frank Ham. ' Beman Park Juniors (Troy, N. Y.), 20; Brunswick, 13. Beman Park Juniors baseball team-(Regular team.) Brunswick baseball team-C. Lord, p.; C. Derrick, c.; J. Walker, 1st b.; J. Dutch, 2d b.; W. Bulson, 3d b.; J. Derrick, s . s.; R. St. John, -r. t.; W. Lord, c : t . ; C . St. Jobn, I. t. Manager--T. Ham'. Beman Park Juniors (Troy, N. Y .), 10; Stearlings, 6. Beman Park Juniors baseball team-(Regular team.) Stearlings baseball team-W. Quirk, p.; J. Westall, c. ; W-' Clogis, 1st b . ; F. Ab bQt, 2d b.; W. Lyons, 3d b.: W. Weaser, s. s . ; W. Golden, r . t.; S. Wagar, c . t. : E. Walker, I. t. Manager-F. Ham. . Bem1rn Park Juniors (Troy, N. Y.), 2; ,.Lucky CJub, .o. Beman Park Juniors baseball team-(Regular team.) Lucky Club paseball team-J. Whitback, p. ; N. Russel, c.; J. Smink, 1st b.; A . Dunn, 2d b.; W. Fitzgerald, Sd b.; W. Anders on, s . s.; J. Hardy, r . f.; M. Callahan, c. t. ; W. O'Ne il, I. f. Manager-F. Ham. Beman Park Junio r s (Troy, N. Y.), 8; Stearlings, 7. Beman Park Juniors b,aseba:ll team-(Regular team.) Stear lings baseball team-J. Quiz, p.; Marbel; c.; R. Clogis, 1 s t b . ; F. Ebblet, 2d b.; W. Lyons , 3d b.; W. Quirk, s. s.; s : Wagar, r. !. ; E. Walker, c . t . ; C. Westall, l. r . Manager-F. Ham. Bematl Park Juniors (Troy, N. Y.), 20; Dalseys. 8. Bemaa Park Juniors baseball team-(Regula1 team.) Daiseys .baseball team-W. Quirk, p. ; J . Wetzal, c. ; J. Horan, :).s t b. ; T. Shannaban, 2d b.; J . Si ckles, 3d b. ; W. Murray. "'"; E. McCann, r. t.; D. Galrnr., c. t.; Thos. Horan ( capt.), I. f. Manager-1''. Ham. C entro.ls (Dayton, Ohio), 3; F . A. C., 0 . Centrals baseball team-Boerstle r , p.; Sloan, c . ; Hillian, 1st b . ; Graves (capt.), 2d b.; Lydenburg, 3 d b. ; Lauer, s . s.; Wuechet, r . f.; Barnard, c . t.; Anderson, I. f. F . A . C. baseball team-Eckert, p.; Slick, c.; Truby. 1 s t b. ; Tinsley, 2d b.; Brien, 3d b . ; Horton (capt.), s . s . ; Campbell, r. f.; Sny,der, c. f.; Brown, I. f . Manager-H. A . Lauer. (Croswell, Mi ch.), .14; Lexingtons, 17. Croswell baseball team-Mclnt;yre, p. ; Dodge, c . ; R. Kednedy, 1st b. ; Tucker, 2d b . ; Emery, 3 d b. ; Lewis , s. s. ; Francis, r. f. ; McLachlin, ' c . t.; Murdaugh, I. f. Lexington baseball team-Monroe, p.; Jones, c . ; Kinney, 1st b.; 0. Belt, 2d b . ; Sbeldon, 3d b.; Eckart, s. s.; Pabst, r . f.; J. Belt, c. f . ; G . Kennedy, I. t. ManagerS. Owens. Mon\j.nks (Br9oklyn, N . Y .), 4; YoUL\C Empires, 3. Mont.auk IJ!\seball team-Harry Linden, p : ; Andy Rose, c.; George Gottschalk, 1st b.; Joe Marino, 2d b. ; Qeorge Seitz, 3d b.; Billy McCarthy. s. s.; James 'l'anner, r. f. ; Di c k Caskell, c. f.; Lefty sternhot, '1. t. '<;Young •Em.pire• qaseball team-Bill Dolan, p.; James Fuller, c.; 'Harry Mey e r , 1 s t b. ; Kid Williams, 2d b.; George Meyer, 3d b ., ; Billy Wood"S\ s. s.; Jack Harkey, r. f. ; T.ed Sommers, c. f . ; Red MacFarland, I. f. Manager-Joe Marino. Montford A. C . (Baltimore, Md.), Z1; Glendales , 7. Montford A. C. baseball Joynes, p. ; Harry Webster, c.; Buck Hughes , 1 s t b. ; Copper and Klima, 2d b. ; H. Emery (capt.), 3d b. ; Frank P etrik, s. s . i J. Drone and J. May, r. t .' ; J . Smith, c. t.; J. Hofmeister, I. f. Glen<)ales team-W. p.; Gletisman, P . Brockman, c . ; Appel, 1st b.: M. Friedel (capt.), and P. Brockman, 2d b , ; Hinkleman, 3d b.; M . Friehl, Kernan, s. s . ; Didie, White, r . f . ; Bennie Franklin, c . t . ; Phil Smidt, J. f. Manager-Henry Hofmeister. ' Iron F. C. (Elmhurst, N. Y.), 1.2 ; 'Iroquois , 0. Iron F . C. baseball team-T. Walsh, p.; G . . Walsh, c.; Tieler, 1st b . ; B. Rems en, 2d b.; Kenner, 3d b.; Morgan, s. s. ; Douglass, r. t. < Schoel-. !or, c . t. ; H. Remsen, J. r. Iroquois baseba11 team-O'Connor, p. ; Hemmrick, c. ; L. Sussdorff, 1st b.; Donaldson, 2d b.; Hanna, 3d b.; Kehner, s. s. ; Groh, r. f.,; Martin, c. f. ; R. Sussdorff, J. t . Manager-Wm. Robinson. ': Red (West Medford, Mass.), Blue .rackets, 1.. Red Jdckets baseb a ll t eam-Smith, p. ; Stearns, c . ; Dfxon, 1st b . ; • M etcalf, 2d t:r:; Yo s e, 3d b.; B . Smith, a. s.; C . Hunter, r. r.; G. Morse, c . f.; C. Boyce, I. f. Blue Jackets baseball team-H. Sinn, p.; B. Philip, c. ; G. Small, 1 s t b . ; E . Rabbit, 2d b.; E. Lynch, 3d b. ; J. Smart, s. s . ; D. Boyce, r. f . ; L. Martin, c. f. ; L . Force, J. f. Manager-Ra y Smith. Stewarts ({)hicago, Ill.), 9 ; Eagles, 4. Stewart baseball team-G. Dahl, p.; Flodim, c . ; Crowe, 1st b.; Bernhyelom, 2d b.; Ekdahl, 3d b.; Johnson, 8 . 8. : Cardell, r . f.; F. Clark s on , c. f. ; L. Clarkson, I. f. Eagles baseball team-P. Rurtz, J).; J. O'Brie n, c.; P . O'Grady, 1st b.; J. Lenz, 2d b . ; F. Lenz, 3d b.; H. Siebert, s . . s. ; C. Siebert, r. f. ; F. Fony, c. f.; J. Clark, I. f . ManagerJohnson. Hazel Terrace (Omaha, N e b . ) , 6 ; Spaldings, 2. Hazel T errace baseball team,-Lee Lupinske, p.; Henry Patriche, c . ; Nels on, 1st b . : Walt Snearly, Zcl b. ; Ca•sady, 3

• . . '' QUE:.TI ONS _A_,... c_ " TO WHOM !T MAY CONCERN. Being a member and manag e r of the Bu e n a Park Juniors , who won the champion s hip for l9Cll in the Tip Top Football League of America , a11d al so winn e rs of the State of Illinois and City of Chicago championships in the po to 1 2 0-pound class, I take th e greatest of plea s ure in writing this Jette!"", to be publi s h e d in the Tip Top W ee kly , a ssu ring all elevens who intend to enter the second annual Tip Top Football Conte s t of All America, that they have before them one of the greatest offers that this won derful maga z ine has made . My eleven received from Street & Smith , on the thirteenth day of March, nineteen hundred and two (that day b e ing my birthday), a big box, containing twelve football s uits and outfits, which includ e d the following: Mole skin pants and tacklers, tan s hoes , color e d stockings, head harness or head guards. n9se guards, shin guards, sweaters, jerseys, jackets, caps, etc., the goods being made TO ORDER AND OUR CHOICE from G. Spalding & Bros., of New Xork, en tire outfit could not be b ,oughr for less than $250. We also re ceived a handsome pennant, which floats high in the ai,r over the clubhouse at present. I am going to attend the Northwestern Academy this fall, and !Jardly think the eleven will enter the coming football contest of Tip Top . We had a clean record for last year , having played twenty-five games and winning a total number points of 505 to our opponents' O, which beat the Uni' versity of Michigan by four points, having lined up against two high schools of Indiana and Illinois, several acad e mies and college elevens and minor elevens. Now I will say for the last time to the readers of this .. magazine and to captains and managers of any eleven that it would be wise for them to enter at once in the Tip' Top Football Contest, as they are missing one of the greatest offers which Street & Smith hold out to any eleven in America. "Work being work but re s ulting in honor and fame forever." Being a true friena to all my Tip Top brothers, I remain, yours very truly,' • R,oY :E>uNDAS GRAHAM, Manager of Buena Park Juniors, 1901-1902. • Mr. , Roy heads this "To Whom It May That means your team for one ' ! -It also means hundreds of other teams from all the States in the Union who are to compete for Tip Top's Prize Offer . in the Second Annual Football Con test of All America. Have you got your team in yet? If not, follow Brother Gra ham's and then perhaps you may also follow in his foot .steJ?s as a winning manager. Prof. Fourmen : am over twenty years of age , and I have nevoi' tal(cn any kind of exercise. I am 5 feet 7 inches high, weigh 164 pounds, and slightly stoop-shouldered. l have been out of employment for the las t three weeks, and ha\'e had periods of numbness in. aJmost e v ory part of my body . . I have never worke d hard, and almost. always out of doors . Kindly advis e some form of exercise. Thanking you in advance tor your advice, I am, respectfully yours, ' A WORCESTER READER. Start in on a conscientious course of training. It you let your preaent con dition continue you vdll regret It.. Read my article• on 'Genera! and Indoo r Training, b e foun d ln Tip Top Nos. 265 and 267. Also read my articles on the muscles, appearing In Tip Top Nos. 384, 1185, 336, and 337. Prof. Fourmen : I would. l;>e very much ohllt:ed I! you would answer the following quo $ 1Jbn s : 1.1 In making out batting lj.Verages, if, for i'u•tance, a man hats ten times, and makes tour Including a bome r and three singles, would ten be divided into seven to find his average, or Into four? 2 . Where can I obtain the Rockspur Athletic Serles? Thanking you in advance, I remain, . A CANADIAN READER. Your a v erage i s 400 per c ent. Always divide the number of hits by the number of times a t bat. Then reducing this fraction to a declm.a.I, will give you tho percentage. . . 2. ''l"or the Roeks pur booj{s address i;>treet & Smith, 238 William street, Ne, w York C!ty. Prof. Fourmen: A s i have been reading the. Tip Top tor the last two years. I would like to ask you a few queotlons as to how my are . I nm seventeen years one month old; h e i ght, 5 feet 5 inches; \Velght, 1 3 7 pounds; chest , normal, 3 4 inches; chest, expanded, 3711,, Inches; right arm, 10% Inc hes; left arm, 10% incheu; right thigh, 20 inches ; left thigh,' 19 .i inches; right calf, 15 inches; left calf, l • l % inches. What would be the b e s t exercise for me? Hoping to see this In print, and the answer. Tip Top ls the best weekly pub-lished. Youts tor the future, ., El. B. 1. Your meu.surement• are only fair. -I would advl3 e you at once to take 11 course of general training. PrQ f Fourmen: J;leing a con stant reader of Tip Top, I take the liberty to ask you a few questions. I am 16 years 9 months old, my height is 5 feet 7Y, inches, and I weigh 136 pounds. How are my figures? .Will you please . tell me when . the basketball tournament as I want to enter my team, Your great ad-mire r, FRANK CAMERON. Your proportions are good. The basketball tournament will be held later in the month. Be sure to enter your team . Prof. Fourmen: Please tell me what the forearm, biceps, neck, chest and waist of a ' six-foo . ter should measure . R E. L. :p, Forearm, II inches; biceps, 15.,inches; neck, 16 inches; chest, 38 inches; waist, 38 inches. Prof. Fourmen: I would like to know how to train for the loo-yard dash, the • 200-yard and the half-mile. What part of the body f should be rubbed down after running? What should it be rubbed down with? Answer in Tip Top Weekly . FOOT RACE. r. Practice starts and sprints every day; then run the middle di s tances at a jog, increasing the speed slightly each day. 2. Legs and chest. 3. Alcohol, followed by a dry rub. Prof. Fourmen: I am a boy 16 years of age, healthy and strong, but, when I ride my. wheel', my legs hurt me knee and th e hip. My weight is about II4 pounds and my height is about 5 feet 2Y, inches. Please let me know what is


• ,,. 30 TIP TOP WEEKLY. g ood for t he legs and if m y wei ght and heigh t are all . right for m y age . Hoping t o hav e an ea rl y reply , I remain , J. J. K. Do not ride too m11ch. and after exercising rub down with alcohol. followed by a dry rub. Yo1,1r height i s about an inch a n d a half below the average . Prof. Fourme n : H av ing seen in your paper letters from boys from all parts of the country to you , and wanting to know ho.w my proportion s are . l t ho u ght I would write. I am I4 years 0ld , wei gh ro3 p o unds; che s t, 30 inches; chest, expanded, 33 i nch es ; mu s cle for ri g ht arm, BY, inche s ; expanded, 9 inche s ; muscle for left arm, 8 inch es; expanded, inches; waist, 30 inches; neck , I 3 inch es. When in ' my stocking feet I am 5 feet 3 inches in height. Right thigh, 20 inches ; left thigh, inch es. Pleas e tell me if my p ro p o r t ions are good. I am a good swimmer and can s tay out in th e water for hours. I am very healthy , and play baseball. Could you tell me what can cure headache when I ride on a car or train? I would be glad to see this in print in the next week 's Tip Top, and you will oblige, , HUGO KELSTROM. Your proportion s

TIP TOP WEEKI.iY. .. L. .... . but would like you to telJ me what ails my arm, when sawing wood, jumping, etc. There is a pain which up to 111Y elbow tnM " paraly);es. it fof ;r.. few minute s . I rub it witb \vitchhazel at and i1se' the > dTimbbells. Hoping .' to see the answers" in next CHARl'..Es E. KRuEGtR.: I ;:: You should : b!o pounds, at least: ' . 2. I advise. you to let a ' physician examine you, as this' may be the irtdieation,ttl'd like fo ask your opinion of my physi car devel0pment, a:nd Wolil'ci: &lso like to hear what you . thi 'nk of my records. Age, 16 years; height, s feet 83-4 inches . ; • 1370 pounds; chest, uninflated, inches; inflated, 37 ; right•foreaim, loY, fot:hes; left inches; right calf, 13 1nche.s; left calf, : 13 inthes1 Some of my records ar. e as fol lows f • can . run jump 17 feet 2 inches; 'stand and: broad jump, 8 feet, and can run 100-yard dash in • n I--5 seconds . . Hoping to see this soon i11 pript, ,, . :.... " AN ARDENT ADMIRER OF T1!> 11or. .. .':\'out rrfeasMerrtebts ate g6od. I am pleased to see tl'Iat your recor.ds are' so Keep right at it. . " . :" ... Prof. Fourmen: I have read Tip Top for some time, and I think it d l " g6od pape'r:Would like to-ask you a few questions. I am .Jg yea!IS old, WC!igh 75 pounds, and am 4 feet 8 inches liigh. I$ it good?--'How can I strengthen the muscles of. my arms?. ' 1 A -Tu• ToP -PEI! . . Your v i eight should be ten pounds more. Read niy article in Tip 'Top .• No .. 334 as regards improving muscles of the arms. : • .-l\ , --• ..,L<.l Prof. Fourmen: I have carefully noticed this part of t : he T .iP Top and' think. it does the boys it" lot' of good . I would like fo have a few'•q'.uestions an s wered. ' 1. .I. am rs years old , and 4 feet I I . inches tall, and weigh 98 pounds :;; Is this good?. 2. H6w " can you get knots out of the muscles. 3. How can you build up the muscles of the neck? " W , . E. F. I. i:Y' ou should stand s feet 2 inches . high. r. • 2. Rub down with alcohol after exerci s in g . 3. Use head harness attachment t . o Whiteley exerciser. Prof.Fourmen: Permit me to ask you a few questions in regard to ph:itsica!. ' . culture. I attend a college in Chicago until 2 p. m., and get home at 3 :30 p. m. When I arrive at home I go and ride . a bicycle for an hour or : so. Then play baseball, rugby or "spread, drop hands and run' ' until supper,. 6 o'clock. I • then ... go home a run for a certain distance, increasing my s peed everY, night. Then I swing Indian clubs for IS minutes, take the exercise with dumbbells which you gave for the muscles of the biceps and forearm. Then I have a: piece of which r place through . a pulley and wittl' my back to' the pully I grasp the rope with both hands and pull on the rope, pushmg . one hand backward . while tile other goes forward. I d6 this for five mint1tes. Next I rise on my toes from forty to seventy-five times. Then l st:ind ere ' ct and 'without bending knees, touch the floor with finger tips for times. Then I place my foet on a chair and with my fate toward the floor rise up and down for ten times . . ;Then I do the same exercise with tny back toward the floor. ' Nex• I stand erect, and with arlTIS hanging by sides, ' raise them in front till they a re straight in the air, taking a deep breath as they 'are extended . Then I exhale and return to former position; repeat ten times. . Then I do three other .breathing ex ercises, ea<; h ten tinies. Then I stand erect with heels together, and bend and straighten knees (the turning schools use this pretty frequently), twenty-five times. Then take a: towel, grasp idrom behind, and with ' the left pulling in opposition, but letting the right pull ' more, Jet the towel slide alorig' my back from 'left hip to tight shoulder : Repeat alternately twenty-five times . Th. eq I clinch fists ,and punch '1sti:a,ight from the .shoulder/' up ward, d0wnward ;and. sideways; each ten dmes. T hen stttnd erect, arms extended at sides, and bend as far as I can from .left to right, etc., twenty-five times.. Then lay > flat on ba'.ck . with feet lying on floor , and raise the legs till perpendicular, then lower 'ten times. Ti)eri place elbows on . hips, • grasp hands and press in direcfroris ; i. e'., push with lower hand, and downwai'd with upper:, most , Then stand erect and " use the heels as on : toes : 'or let the toes go upward of heels . Tins ends 1t; and I go and eat supper. 1 am 13 years 2}1 months of age. r can run the roo-yard dash in 4-5 seconds; . can jump j feet n 0 inches. I' weigh ioo pounds. Sometimes,. instead of riding a ' wlieel, • I pole vault arid jump. Iri th'e broad jtimt>. I can jump I4 In our rugbyl team I half&ack . In baseball I play -anythmg, but. mostly catch. I beg -a tnousand plirdons for asking you so many ' questions, but I hope you;will ' pardon ' me, as" I am ' very desirous 6f becoming :-a:n. atblete; If' you have time I wish you would tell me if my routine is too s evere. How are my I will wait patiently, as l kriow you are Very " btrsy. I remain, yours truly, ,. . . . RACINE 'THOMPSON. Your letter ' is most interesting and shows that you are on the high road to becoming an athlete , if you . continue during these! years in which you are attaining your growth the system of good outdoor anQ. ' practical indoor exercises which y0u are taking now. They are not too severe if you find you gain in weight and strength, but 'if weakening and .tiring then slow up 'some,_ arid gradually Your records are goad for one of 'your age. Keep dn as ' you have begun, and you will become proficient in athletiC' . feats. • , ' Prof. Fqurmc;n: ; 'flease express youi: opinion of !TIY ments : Age , rs years ; s feet 6 inches; weight, 140 pounds ; chest, hormal; 3I inches; expanded, 33 in ches; forearm, II inches; arm, i3 inches; thigh, 21 inches; waist, 33 ;wrist, I have spent two' months in a gyinpasium.' ' Jos. L. BvjUl. ' Your measurements are fair. Prof. Fourmen: Being a of Tip Top, I would Iike t6 ask you a few questions. I am I6 years and IO months old .a11d am s 2 inches high : , 11,1 pounds, stripped: : My wind is good, but I get tired, {oo:soon ' ina distance run ancf' • triy legs feel weak." What can strengthen them? My records ':ire as ' fai lows : ' Running high jump, 4 feet IO inches; pole vault, ' 8 feet; 1:z..pound . ' shot put, . inches. What 9o you think. of theh1 ; ahd dd you think is best for a boy of my age and' size " ? 'What e-xercise is good -to keep one from being toum;l' sho uldered ? Hoping to see this in print, I remain, yours sin cetely, .. A WouLD-BE ATHI:;ETE. -You should weigh more fo be well pr oportioned for your age. Try running ' exercises and bi'cycle riding to strengthen your legs : .' Your records a1' e about' even for a boy of your age and size. The chest weight's and breathing deeply wiJI > benefit . ybu in regard to being round-s\louldere,d . ' Always be': carefol fo stand erect. " '" ,, .; • , • : \ ... . .. : ..


i . ----::-..-:.... , r ............ _ ......... .. . 550 Foot Balls . , Tip Top • . Foot Batr contest Conduct!itd by Annual All American To decide the . .Scholastic and Aniateur Club Champions.hip. of America. i .'5 5 0 '!!! ' : one of the w innini:teams will receive I i One Regulation F oot Ball-550 in Alt. ' t . T h e Greatest Prize Off.er Ever Made i n the United: States for ariy Athl e ti c Co.ntest. i b T h a t T I P TOP awa r d e d as the p riz e i n last year' s Foot Ball C6ntest , f . em " em er the Complete F oot Ball Outfit . O n e Team. . Four Comp lete Baseball . Outfits for Four Entire Teams. i . ,Mag'niftce. nt Pr,izeTshat! TIP TOP awarded as prizes i n thi s year' s Baseta1i Tourn'.ament Splendid Opportunities ! • 1 , 'llemember That T I P TOP now Offer s 550-RUOBV FOOT BALLS-.5.50 in the Second Annual TIP TOP Foot Ball Contest . . . . Opportunities! Chances! Winners! i This time than ever before. Get aboard when the first whistle blows keep your , places till you land some of the . • great crop of Footballs. . 1 • . Your 'rune Managers r pon't let t h i s opportunity t hrough your fin g e r s . Get your i n tri, m a t onc:e and get 1 '\ . . Zb . 1n yotn : c oupun s fo r C\"'e r y game d unng t h e season. 1 • • • ..,.....,...- •• T ho•e tea.111• tl1c: best scores at t h e close of the Season will be d eclared t h e winn e r s. The U,am having the: best r ecord wil l be declared i THE TIP TOP CH'A nl'IONSHIP Tl'!AM OF 1902, iu addition t o repilar prize will receive-An All Silk Penn1ont -bearlng the legen d which annouuc:es-The i r Championship. A ll Offi,cial Seores wilt be p ublislied 1 n Tip Top Weekly. The contest will be d e i;i1e d on \he scores published in Tip T op. Don•! miss a single game! A for every game! . . R d T h D • t' For making out Score Coupons: The mana g e r-'of each com veling team afte r e v ery g '!me s houljl wrife i ' respective players are indicated by the letters-in t h e middle colunm. H e should t hen writ

T1rTorPR1zE GALLERY . PRIZE PHOTO-GRAPH No. 33 wins the Second Con solation Prize. It was entered by WM. H. LIITLETON WELLSBURO, W. VA. PRIZE PHOTO-GRAPH No. 27 wins the Third Con solation Prize. It was entered by JOHN MADDERS SCHENECTA DY, N. Y. All winners are requested to send us their home addresses at once s@ that Prizes may be delivered PRIZE PtlOTOGRl\Ptl No. 33 without delay " COMING DOWN THE LINE ,, PRIZE PtlOTOGRl\Ptl No. 21 [ach Consolation Prize will con= sist of a Solid Silver Scarf Pin NOW, T_HEN, EVERYBODY OET BUSY FOR . THE SNAP-SHOT WORK OF TIP TOP'S SECOND ANNUAL PHOT06RAPHIC CONTEST Fall al)d Sports. The Amateur Photograph of any Fall or Winter Game or Sport Takes the First Prize, which will be A FCall Pbotograpbit OCatfit Our Artist Will Act as Judge in the Contest A CHANCE FOR EVERYBODY. COME ONE I COME ALL!


Series., \\I! \\I! . First Foot Ball Story of the Season appears in Tip Top. Weekly, JVo. 338. Are you ready for the kic/\-off of The Second Annual . • • • • • . TIP TOP. Ball Contest. Get on the jump'f \ ---I I\\ BEST EVER PUBLISHED . . . '


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