Dick Merriwell's readiness, or, Who stole the papers?


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Dick Merriwell's readiness, or, Who stole the papers?

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Dick Merriwell's readiness, or, Who stole the papers?
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JssW!d Weekly. By S ubscription $2-50 p e r y ear. Entered as S e c ond Class M atte r at New Y o rR Post Offi c e by .YrREET & SMITH, 238 Wmzam St., H. Y. No.347. Price, Five Cents. lN VAIN WELLINGTON TRIED TO GET NEAR ENOUGH FOR A FLYING TACKLE DICK KEPT ON AMID THE WILDEST EXCITEMENT, AND CARRIED THE llALl; QV,!i:R THE LINE, FAHDA.LE' S FIHST TOUCHDOWN,

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• JUlllll W1111.iJ;y. By Subscriptio n $2.,so jw y ear. Entwed as Seeond Gus Naltw at tile N. Y. Post 0.J!ice, fry STREET & Will'-St., N. T. E n t wed a &"1rdinr ' to Act of CQn.flTesS in t he year 1Q02, in tile Offic11 o f tie Lil>rari4n of CQng-ress, Wu/1inrton, D . C No. 347. NEW YORK, December 6, 1902. Ptiu, Five DICK MERRIWELL'S READINESS; OR, ,.. . W h o Sto l e tl1e Papers? ,I 'By BURT L. STANDISH. CHAPTER I. DICK AND HIS ENEMY. D ick sharp l y on the door of Chester Arling ton's room . There was a stir w i thin, a pau s e and then-"Come in," called a voice. Dick entered . • • Chester had risen _and was standing at atte n tion . When he saw Dick he lo o ked surpri s ed and disg u s terl. "I thought it an inspector," he growl ed, sulle n ly, a frown coming to his haughty face. T hen he flung himself loungingly upon a comfort able c hair, d rew forth a cigarette c ase, took out a papercovered cig a r ett e a nd ro lled i t b etw e en his fingers. close d the door b ehi nd him , " I see \ovhere you wou ld get pulled ov e r t h e c oals." "What in thunder do yo u wan t her e?" a sked Arl ington, sneering ly, as he struck a matc h and lighted his cigarette . was not a l ittle surprised b y D ick's b oldness in entering that room, and yet he suspected wh a t had brought his unwelcome visitor. " I have a litt l e business to transact w ith you, Ar l i n g ton," said Me r riwell, with a quiet, d et er mined manner that irritat e d Chester still fur t her. ''Well, I don't . care to h ave dea l ings o! any sort w ith you, " declared . Arlington; "and I will inform you at once that yon are not wanted here. and yo u ha d b e tter get o ut." This is my room, There was smoke in the room. Dick did not show any inclinati o n t o mind thi s in -"If I were an i nspecto r/' thought Dick, who had direct command . •

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2 TIP TOP WEEKLY. "You may be sure, Arlington," he returnee!, "that. I am not clealin g with you from choice. Circum stances have made it necessary : " "\i\Tell, I refuse to have any ' !hing at all to do with you, so get out!" Instead of obeying, Dick came a little nearer. "You'll not refuse," he_assertecl. "Oh, yes I will!" . "Oh, no you won't!" "I'd like to knovv why not!" "Because you dare not." "Dare not?" "Exactly. If you refuse, you will be called before the faculty to-morrow morning to answer to several grave charges." It seemed that Chester turned a trifle pale, but he snapped his fingers, stained yellow by cigarettes. "A threat!!' he X do lilOt mind your threats, fellow!" "You will mind this one, for it will be mighty un healthy for you." "You're a bplly !" cried Arlington, springing up. "But you can't bully n1e in my own room! There's the door! " He pointed with his finger, but Dick did not look: instead, he kept his dark e y es fixed on tho s e of h i s enemy, and there was something in that steady look that held Chester in check. "\i\Then I am he said, in the same manner of ciu1et. assud.nce, ar shall lo e no time ' in getting out by . . : "I ,;.;on't disgrace ' myself by getting into a row with you," sneered the other. : . ' ; "You have disgraced yourself I advise you to go slow." "I want no advice from . yo.u !" ''In your heart you know well one reason ,"/• why I am here." "Really, I haveh't the least idea," said . Arlington, as h e aga:in ,irat down; a bored expression driving tqe look of frorp,... fa ce. .. Pick, Cb.ester .Y..:as not. b0red, kn e w he was shamming, !mew he '"as nervos and appre hensive. . . "It will not take me long to tell you why I am here . For one thing , I want you to resign immediately from , the athletic committee." Chester laughed . "You-you want me to! vVell, what you want IS nothing to me. \!\That you want and what I' ,11 do are two entirely different things." "You will resign," declared Dick, with positive assurance. "Not much ! " "You will resign." "Why? Because you order it? Because you . want to run the football team, the com1;1ittee and everything connected with Fardale athletics? Well, you'll find tha,t you can't have your own way!" "If you do not resign," said Dick, "I shall immediately take steps to compel you to do so." "You compel me?" "I shall." "Why, you crazy idiot! you . 9uffer ! you 1'well-headed--" 1 "That will do!" came sternly from Dick's lips. "I know you would like to provoke me into attacking y o u here, in order that you might claim I came to your room and assaulted you. I shall not touch you in this room, but if you continue your insulting epi thets I shall call you to account elsewhere the first opportunity that presents." "Bully! But you can't frighten me. My father is D. Roscoe . Arlington, and--" . . "That is something you have toid everybody ir: , this school a dozen times or more; but I should, fancy you ought to see by this time that it fails to make an im-pression. ' .1._ Dick spoke _ like one who felt himself entire master of the situation, and that was one thing that ate? A.rlingtop, . althoug? could f'.Ot. help being pressed by it. .. [' lt was this air of perfect assuran c e of positipn that marked Dick as one lJlOSt lad s _ and •

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TIP TOP WEEKLY. 3 gave him influence and power to a degree. He was to have some dealings with you. He was attacked, also magnetic, and those who learned to admire him struck with a bottle and seriously injured. He ill as a friend grew s o on to swear by him in everything and believe he could not make a mistake. / "I am not going to be dictated to by you! Put that in your pipe and smoke it! You can ' t order me about. . r I was elected to the committee to fill the place made vacant by the resignation of Warwick, and on that appear against you." "He'd better not!" grated Arlington, fiercely. "If he does, he'll go out of Fardale, too!" "He'll appear, though. You failed to keep your promi s e to him, and so-" "What promise?" committee I'll stay." "Your promise to give up his I 0 U's, won from • "You will not be on that committee to-morrow , him at the poker table." night. I give you your choice, you may resign or "So that's his story, eh? Ha! ha! :po you fancy be fired off. But you had better resign, for you may he'll be fool enough to get up before the committee be fired out of the school if you are fired off the comand tell that he gambled with me? Why, he'd be mittee." "Bah!" "The charges that will be preferred agai nst you on the copi.mittee are certain to lea k out, and a c a ll be fore the faculty must follow." "Wha t a re you t a l k i n g a bo u t , an y h ow? W hat c harges will be prefer re d?" " Yo u will be a ccus ed of havi n g d e a lings wi t h Fred K ennedy, a gamb l er, o f gi v in g him mo n e y to bet _ a gain s t Fardale , a n d of being a gambler yourself. Thus you, one of the athletic committee, therefore deeply interested in ' the success of the football team, are plainly a traitor working aga inst your own school." "That's fine! " sneered Chester. "It's easy to make such a char ge, but how are you going to prove it?" "I have proof enough . " "What p1:0of ?" "You were heard in Murphy's sak>on at The Harbor dealing with Kennedy." " By w horn ?" "Myself." "Ha! ha!" laughed Chester. "And do you think that proof enough? I think my word is as good as yours.'' "I was not the only one there. Brad Buckhart was . , with me outside the window, which was broken, and he heard your talk." "Anybody knows he would lie for "Joe Savage saw you in that room, where he went in trouble at once! Gambling is not allowed here. And he doesn't want his mother ' to know that he played . for money." "You're right about that; but you have driven him to the , lim it. The worm has turned. Arlington, I am holding ( him in check now. But for me he would have gone to Professor Gunn with the whole story." "I don't believe it!" "Be l i eve it or not, as you like.'' " W hy should you hold him in check-you? Y ot. are my \ enemy, and I am yours. You'd not do suer a thing for me.'' "No.'' "Then--" "For your sister." "My sister! Confound you! how dare Y?U speak of her ! She is nothing to you !" "She is a splendid girl, and it is a shame she has such a scoundrel for a brother." Chester leaped up, seizing a paperweight from the table and swung it backward to hurl it at Dick. CHAPTER II. THE FLYING KNIFE. "You won't throw it," said Merriwell, with the ut most coolness, ' making no move to dodge or to ; pro.;. ' tect himself, but looking his enemy straight in:< the eyes.

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4 TlP TOP WEEKLY. Chester was quivering with excitement, and his lips wre drawn back from his handsome white teeth. 'Blazes take you, Merri well!" panted Chester. "Some time I'll kill you!" promise, and so you cannot understand why I should desire to keep the promise I foolishly gave your mother. I refused to interfere in any way. Seeing that, many of the fellows wh9 would voted "Perhaps you may try it. It would be like you. against you had I used my influence declined to vote Put down that paperweight." Dick was watching his enemy so closely that he did not see the slight movement of some curtains which • hid an alcove, did not see them slightly parted, and did not observe a pair of beady black eyes that peered out at him. Some one besides Arlington and Merriwell was m that room and had been there all the time. Chester hesitated, but Dick's dark eyes seemed to have some n;iagnetic power over him, for he suddenly lowered his hand and tossed the paperweight with a thud upon the table. at all. _Some e , ven voted for you, thinking it might be well t o have a plebe on the c'mmittee. I was one who counted the votes. I could have prevented you from winning then without making a move. I did not suppose you would find a way to sway the whole committee if you got on, and I thought it might deepen your interest in the welfare of the team if you got on. I cannot understand a fellow who will let his personal feel in gs lead him into working for or even desiring the defeat of his school team in order to humiliate an enemy." "Oh, you're such a wonderfully upright and honest "Better not mention diy sister further," he said, , fellow," sneered Arliugton. "You make me sick I" huskily, shrugging his shoulders. "You touch me on "I shall not waste further words with you. I want a sore spot. I can't bear to think of her$ having any-your promise before I leave this room to resign from thing at all to do with you-even speaking to you." the committee or I shall expose you." "You asked me a question, and I answered it truth-Arlington felt that he was cornered, but he hated to fully. You are her . brother, and she worries over give in to the lad he detested. you. It would hurt her to have you expelled fro m "All right!" he finally exclaimed. "I'll resign." Fardale." "Expelled?'' "That is just what will happen to you if I cease to hold Joe Savage in check. That is what is almost cer tain to happen to yoi.t if I go before the athletic com mittee and tell what I know." "Hang you ! You are bound to get me off that committee. You tried . to keep me from getting onto it." "J:'hen that point is settled." "But don't think for a minute that you are done with me! I am . still you} enemy, and you will find Chester Arlington relentless! I have power, too. The Arlingtons refuse to be beaten, and you can't beat me." I "That's all right. If you resign, you'll be wise. But I have one thing more to demand." . Chester gasped. "Something else? Confound you I that's too much I "I should have done so, but I did not. That was You have driven me as fast as you can!" where I made a But I had promised your "I want the I . 0 U's you hold against Savage," said mother not to interfere with yqur am. bitions, and Dick, in the same self-possessed, co nfi d .ent manner. I " ---"Bah! vVhat did you care about such a promise to my mother ?" "My friends urged me to work against you and keep ;you from getting onto the committee. I know you are a fellow who does not hesitate to break a "You \Vant th'em? Ha ! . ha !" "Yes; you will give them to me." "If I do--" "Don't be too . hasty. Wbat do you expect to do with-them r : . "I won them. He owes me almost fifty dollar,;" \

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I TJP TOP WEEKLY. 5 "Which he caunot pay." "That's not my fault. He'll have to pay, or--" "You wish revenge against Savage . It won't work. I am satisfied that you won from him crookedly." "He thinks he's pretty slick with cards," said Chester; "but got bitten, that's all." Dick knew Joe. Savage had not been above wfoning Dick turned t9ward the door. "If you choose to sacrifice yourself for those worth less bits of paper, " he said, "go aheacl. I have told you what I shall do. and you know I never fail to keep my word." He was going. Arlington wavered. It was the bttterness of gall money in questionabie 'Ways at one time, but Savage to surrender, but he ' f e lt that it was better than the clishad reformed, and . he seemed sincere, so that Merrigrace of expul s ion. well was satisfied that he had been led into gambling "Hold on!" he said. "I doo't want the old papers again, not that he had chosen it of his own inclination. Arlington' s words were a practical confession that he had "skinned " Savage, and Di:ck had no further hesitation about carrying out his original plan. "You agreed to give up those I 0 U's if Savage would withdraw as a candidate for the athletic com mittee and ask that all votes cast for him be throwr. for you on the next balloting." "Well?" said Chester / defiantly, "what of it?" "You failed to keep your agreement with him." "'vVell, you're taking a lot of interest in this fellow who went against what he knew was your desire in that meeting! What you after? Are you working to get him in your power? That's it! You have no right to demand tho s e I 0 U 's , and I s hall not give them up to you." "Then you will be sumn1onecl before the faculty to morrow." Arlington was desperate. It was difficult for him to control the rage he felt. "So you'll ruin Savage here just to get a blow at anyhow! Here !"-He took some slips from hi s pocket-"Here they are. Take tl.1em. I meant t o give them to Savage." Dick stepped lxtck quietly, with no expression of satisfaction or triumph, and took the slips from Ches ter's hand. Qnietly he ran them over, glancing at each one. Arlington longed intensely to strike him, but experience h a d taught him that he had not better clo so. "Thes e are right," nodded Dick, coolly putting the slips into his pocket. Again he turned , and walked toward the door. • Jus t as he put out his hand to open the door, some thing whizzed past his head . Thud !-it struck the door :incl stuck there, q111ver-mg. It was a knife! ' .. CHAPTER UL B UNOL HOLDS HIS GRIP. • me!" he cried, hars . hly. "That shows how much of Dick turned like a flash. He saw a slender. clarka friend you are to him!" faced youth, who had stepped from behind the cur-"I am doing this with the full kn o wledge and contains and thrown the knife. He als o saw that Chester sent of Joe Sav age." Arfington had made a s pring and clutched arm of "Then h ' e's a fool! ' ' th i s youth , thus cau ing the knife t o a trilic wile!. "Call him that to his face whe n he r e c o vers from Tha t quick move by Arlington had s aved Dick. the treacherous blo w be received." This Merriwell instantly understood. "Oh, I'd willingly do it! I have no fear of him"You crazy fellow!" Chester panted, giving Bunol nor of you!" a backward fling. "Do you want to ruin us both! But Chester was beginning to fear MerPiwell, as well \Vhat are yo _ u trying . to do?'' ' .. '.' as hate him. Why was it Dick always a'Ccoinpfished ' ."I keeH1im l" snarled the Spanish youth; pis dark anything he set about doing? eyes glaring murderously. "I: keel him i!"

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TIP TOP WEEKLY. ''That would ruin us! You ought to know that!" again, but Dick had paused by the table, and was talk-Then Arlington turned to Dick. "You can thank me," he said, "that you did not get I " that knife between your shoulders. "That's a nice murderous whelp you have there!" said Dick, without a tremor in his voice. "I think he's altogether foo devilish for this school, and I'll have to report this piece of business. A fellow who throws a knife at another fellow's back will be fired out of Fardale in a hurry." "Hold on, Merriwell !" exclaimed Arlington. "Don't forget that I saved you!" "For your own sake," returned 1Dick, instantly. " , k ?" For my own sa e. "Yes." "vVhy?'' "Because you know the trouble you would get into. Because you were afraid of ' Not from any love of me." , "Did you help me out of the fire from / love of me?" "No." Arlington forced . a laugh. ing to Chester. "It will be a good thing for you, Arlington," Mer riwell was saying, "if this snake in the grass has to leave Fardale. If he remains, he will some day get you into a bad scrape, mark what I say." Chester flung back his head with p. haughty pose. "You have had things your own way since coming to this room , Merriwell," he said. "But you cannot deny that I saved your life, for that knife would have struck you fairly had I not grasped Miguel ' s arm. If you report this matter, it will bring about an in vestigat i on, which may mean no end of trouble for me, resulting in my expulsion, as well as Bunors. Of course, I have no way of preventing you from doing as you like , but I advise you to think it over before you carry it too far. trouble, get out. And 0now, before there is further I Leave that knife here on the t a ble . " "No; I'll take the knife as1 a trophy." "The knife belo ngs to me!" cried Bunal. "No; it belongs to me," declared Dick, as he slipped it into his pocket. "As parting advice to you, Arling-"I knew you did not. Then \ve are quits. The on, take care that your snaky friend does not carry score is evened up." "But that does not let your fine friend Bunal out. He is a treacherous snake, and--" "Yah !" sparled the Spanish boy, starting to advance toward Dick. -.. I make you take it back!" Again him. a knife, unless you wish him to land you in prison by murdering somebody when you are not around." Dick walked out, without once looking back. His manner was perfectly When the door closed behind Me r riwell, Bunol ut tered a little exclamation of disappointment, dropping "Keep stili'r' he commanded. "You are no match the Indian club to the floor. He sat down heavily on for him, so keep away." "He have you in bad feex," said Bunal. "l feex him! You wait! You see!" The eyes oj the young Spaniard gleamed with a light that would have made . a nervous fellow uneasy. Dick jerked the knife from the door, turned about with it in his hand and strode back at Miguel Bunal. The young Spaniard . cried out in excitement, think ing Merriwell meant to attack and stab him. He made a spring for a . corner, where stood a pair of Indian clubs, and one of these he picked up as a weapon. He chattered something in Spanish as he faced about a chair. "Y 6u fool!" said Chester, scornfully : "Do you want to get us both hanged? If that knife had struck him--' " "He would be dead now !" "And we would be in a fine scrape! . . Merriwell is right; you must stop carrying a knife." "I-I st_op? I-I no carry knife?" "Well, if you do, I'll have to cut clear of you." Bunal seemed thunderstruck. do that? You cut clear of me? Why, you bri"ng me here! You pciy my way I Yau say I must come to school at Fardale."

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TIP TOP WEEKLY. 7 "Because I found' you handy before we came here. _n.ow you are becoming a trouble t _ o me. I am beginning to think I'd be better off without you. " The young Spaniar. d showed still further amazement. "Youmean I had better : go 'w.ay ?" he asked. "I think yo\1 had,".-answered Chester, plainly making an effort to summon the courage to say so. "I have been thinkingabout it for some time. You are not much interested in this school, and there is no particular reason why you should stay here." "Arid you' I think is great friend to me!" .returned Bunol, wonderingly. "Well, I have been a friend to you, haven't I?". "YOU so." "Seem so I Why, ybu have 1ived off ttle for mote thana •yearl It was a snap for you:" ' "Buf nmv,"' said Miguel, '-1'tne snap he end, eh? Now you shake me: off, eh? you say go, r go, th? You have done with me? What' for?" "Because you are so hot-headed . that you ' will get me into trouble here." "Bah! No! Because you 'fraid Merriwell 1 That it I I know-! . First you come here you think you walk over him. Ha! You try it. Ha! You fi9d it _no work. Then you mean to beat _ hiiii s . ome way. You try it. lt . no work. Ha! You find he very much smart. He no 'fraid anything, 'When -you try, try, try, ;ou'beg. in to 'f;aid an' • • 1 ' '' ' i. : ': . . . .. . .... --(. . --"That's a lie, !" exclaimed Chester, harshly. "I am. not afraid of anything. But I know that . I . ackn9wiedge : it. I remain his enemy, just . . . the same. --•-" ..... I shall defeat him in the end. I shall . ;But ,il • : .. ' . . ' -_ J must ways. Thus fai:,' for the most _pa.I-C t have " fr . ied to down him by. N ...... ' .. " ; . -.. -. I nmst use my must resort to strategy: .. From • • .. .. "" "".' ':. .... • • ,.-... .. 'l • . • .. ,. • .. .. •.•" this day my "fight dHe PW:Y not, l!le his He ... !11::i-Y,, fa.ncy •, J 1t / .J ... J. .. i ,..1 , J,; r 1,,. • .1 • • • I ' ,._ \ ..,. J g . ,eqt r . . . . . u." ,,. of a friend. All the while I shall be working silently against him. When the time comes for me to strike the crushing blow I shall strike it. But not. until I triumphed shall I let . him . know that it was my hand that pulled him down. This is something now for an . Arl i ngton. We meet our enemies openly and defeat them. . BJ,t _ t I have found enemy too str91Jg)y intrenched , . .'l,A;s.-I•ha y e
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8 TIP TOP WEEKLY. "Too much load?" "That's what I said: -:-fC was all right I bucked up against Merriwell, but fighting him has cost me a pretty penny, ai;id.I'm}n a hole : I dropped my last dollar and all I could rake on those Unio _ n town chumps. Thought they were . dead sure to wip . , and gave the money to bet. .. Tm Bunol." "But you get more easy." "Not so easy. I've been pulling the old lady's leg pretty hard of late, and she : s about ready to make a kick. I've even got money off sis." / "You offer me one hundred dollars to go 'way." , Chester glanced at his hand, on which sparkled a handsome diamond. "I'll have to stick this stone up for the sum," he said. " You see just where I'm at, Migu el. I'm bumping on the rocks. '" Yeu can ' t blame me. If . I had not been beaten at every turn by M t rriwell I'd be ' way ahead now." "I keel him! You stop me I I know he make it . trouble for you-for me." "Killing doesn't go, Miguel. You're too hot headed for this place. Come, old m .?-n, there is no reason why we should fuss about this matter. The t i me has come for us ta. split, and that is all there is to do." But Miguel Bunol knew which side his bread was buttered on , and he did not fancy giving up a good thing like Arlington. "f. go, " he said . " Good,!" nodded Chester. "For one thotisan' dollars," added Miguel. C hester " had elevated his feet the top l able . Now he let them drop to the floor with a thud. At1ng -the cigarette . aside, and sat ''up. )' . "You go-:-" he . began. . ., . Then he paused, . with his lips curling, finally
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TIP TOP WEEKLY. 9 "You wouldn't dare!" exclaimed, C hester, ttJ. rning "You think that? Y qu wait-you see! I tell how you have boy you hate, how you pay me to push him off bridge, how sink, he drown! "Ha!" "But I didn't meart for him to drown!" explained Chester. "He drown/' said B.unol, grimly. ' 1I meant to give him a ducking and a scare.'.' "He drown!" again came from the lips of the Span iard . "I did everything I could to save him. I stripped off and plunged in. I tried to pull him out." "All the same, he drown. Then y9u say nothing. You no tell how it happen. You say think he fall in. • i CHAPTER IV. ' . CHESTER CAUSES CONSTERNATION, The resignation of Chester Arlington frb m the ath letic committee created no end of astonishment. He , was ovetwhelmed with questions, but very little could be ffom hirrr,: as'-he refused to answer. "I made UJ> my mind to do it,'1 he said, "and I did it, that's all. I'm not going to talk about it, so aon't worry me." It be cohfessecf that thi s action on his part lost him many supporters. The plebes were indignant, as _ they lost a representative on the committee, George Hardy, a first class man, l:ieing chosen to fill the vacancy. You try to get him out. Perhaps Mark Crauthers was the most disgusted f'el-Somebody say you .hero. .J o"' in Fa "dale. H ht A 1 d ' d " ., e soug .... r an expresse Miguel Bunoi say rwthing." hiniself in a : Jlow .oLvio.l@qt la,nguage, _ without giving "It best that you did! You didn't fancy w _ hen he I Chester an . OPfJOrtnnjty to say a word. going to prison for murder in the second degree. 1 paused, Arlington sneeringly asked: That's what would have happened to you . " "vVe get great friend. Now you want ' me no more, ' you . throw me down. Go 'head! ' I ti11'ow you own! I tell all ! " "But it will put you in just as bad _ a hole." "What do I care? . I get eve::1 with you! Which hurt most-I .go to jail, or you go to jail? Y0u son of great man. All my relation dead 'cep t mother. No can tell where she is now." .c • Arlington rose, thrust his hands deep into his trousers pockets and began to pace up and clown. Bunol watc _ hed . him . th thqse beady eyes, and an expression of triumph came to his face. .. , . . J1e . knew . that he had conquered., and he was right. Af fast, Chester ttirned, c ame batk to the -and "A re you through ?" .. "Well, I haven't said half I could!" Crauth ers, showing his teeth. "Why, we had things right in our own hands! With you on that com , mittee, the Black Wolves could have run as . they chose . You lost the greatest opportunity you had to hurt greatest you w ill ever have." "Perhaps I'm tired of this foolishness," said Ches-•• _ • .r-tcr: "\Vhat foolishness?" "Trying to injure Merriwell.'.' ,_. "What]" gasped Crauthers. "You? \i\Thy, he has in,su:l{ecl_ y9u , in a dozen ways, an _ d . you . are the last man "Oh, I've forced it on him ; . and you know that said: Merriwell is not such a bad kllow:after a.11." • ... ' • B 0 • • .. :( 0 •. "We afford to quarrel now. I thirtk !'was too ,-, Crauthers seemed to be " chokin'g:,. hasty. \ i Ve'll ...• /0 : he growled, :Tm. .if ."didU.'t think :J• •• _ . .,,, ., _,,-• . ;,,• ...,'::." all along that then! was something of "I stick to yoi.t!fall foe ' Spanfar..d,:;w ; ilh ;:!J.bput you!. \You y9ur, ather keenest satisfaction. "Don't you be 'fraid." being the great D. Roscoe Arlington, and--"

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10 :. TlP-TOP WEEKLY. "That wm for criticism : of his cnatigc towafdJ?icic an ' t smile: : "If i1s just aoout thcJi. mit." well. ' x "The limit f you h:i'ven't backbOhc Brad was when he heard.;. to---'' ' of the new positiorl Arlirigton had : ... ... "If you so," said Arlington; ;,just down behind the cedars with me.' L . .,,_. .. ' '•\\t hat \vould you d6 .-. "I' 11 agree to give you a . handsorile : thtash4ug Y :) ."! "Y0u can't do it t Why, l can wallop any squealer that ever--" "You're. :0: big stiff!" declared Chester . . '.'.""ou . do not dare walk down behind the cedar.s." :. Immediately Crauthers for the cedars ; a lit-1'Wouldn't that freeze ! '" e-xdairi1ed, aS: . ... he finished telling Dick about it. "He'll be fry'lrig t o get dnimmy w ith you next " rie I Dick smiled a bit, but said riot liin g. -"Say, came anxiou sly from th'!. Texan, "I hope you wqn't let that onery coyote c o me crawling : round you any whatever. N o t e v en : his sister's sake. She's all right, but y ' oti can 't.trust Chef Arling ton." tle grove that stood . within sight of the academi "Don't wo r ry, " _ was all Dick said. Behind this grove, hidden fro n i view of any one in That aft ern oofl Arlington was o n hand to w atch the or about the academ y , many a fight had taken place,"" pr a ctice o f the football _ te a m : . It was a . favorite place for:c;adets t e , settle . thcir 'differUnhamp ertd by the or-cfers of the committ ee, Dick ences when they had not to,; get d .urthe r away. had full c harge of the ori field, aii.d he put "Come on-if you dare!" growled Crauthers. th e m through their pace s i n a way that demonstra t ed "I'll be right along," promised Chester. . what he could do with them if given full sway. The Five minutes later the two, who had . on friendly terms up to that day, met behind the cedars. Chester pulled off his coat and pla , ced it on . dropping his cap upon it. Then he sailed int'! Crauthboys seemed to show up unusually well take hold of the work w ith new ,interest. vVhene v er a play was carried out unusual adroitness Chester nodded and smiled. ers. "Great!". he said. "The team is in the finest Three or four .. cadets had discovered t _hat something , : s i ble shape ; Meriiw ell must be given credit for it was going to happen behind the _ cedars, and ,we!:e all. I ha v e doubted his ability in the past, but I on hand tQ the .. acknowledge my mista k e." had _ lessons, and. he was "He me sick t" muttered Fred . really True he had found his skill out-ing matched . by that ?f Dick Merriwel_l in a personal Cfl-S tark fou n d ' N,[arl<: talking to Sam ;Hogan now . it did not take . him long to:. demon-._ over near the Crauthers had doc'.was,,Cr . auther ' s and . :. toring eye; but he looke::?' fight. and from that time there was little outspoken "He's a t horough cad!" declared Stark. "I see

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TIP TOP WEEKLY. I I through his little game. He's beaten by Merriwell, and he has given up. N ow he hopes to get on by turning round and howling for that feII9w-hopes to get taken into MerriweII ' s set, perhaps." Hogan glanced round. Seeing there was no one near enough to hear what they were saying , he spoke in a low tone: "The Wolves are broken up. He's never been any use. We three are the only ones left. " "And we may as well quit," said Crauthers, regret fully . "If he gets in with MerriweII, he 'Il give the whole thing away." "One last meeting," urged Stark. "When?" "To-night." They looked at one another , nodded , and Hogan said: "I'll be on hand. The Den, I suppose?" "Yes. It' s not likely we 'll ever meet there again a fter to-night. It wouldn't be safe. If Arl i ngto1r blo wed on us--" "But it will take him some time to get in with Mer riwell. Dick Merriwell is not g oing to take up with that feIIow at once. Arlington will have to get right down and crawl before Merriwell forgives him." "I'm not so sure," said Stark. "There is a reason why Merri w ell may be glad to take up with Arling ton." "Yo u me an--" " Arlingto n ' s sis ter, of course. She ' s smashed on Merriw ell, and he is s o me smitter; on her. That w ill make all the difference in the w o rl d . I'Il not be sur prised to see M erriwell and Arlington . chummy within a week or so." "It's disgusting!" growled Crauthers. "Do you know, I have heard that these Merriwells always turn their enem i es into friends." '-.I know one who 'vill never become a friend to Dick Merriwell," declared Stark. Hogan said nothing, but down in his heart there was a guilty feeling , for in the p a st Dick Merriwell had befriended him , and he had once thought never again could he lift a hand against Dick. But Hogan was a coarse fellow, and he had found it impossible to ge ( in with Dick's friends. Dick treated him well enough, but Dick's friends would have of him. This had turned Hogan's wavering soul to bitterness again. These fellows were satisfied that it was only a mat ter of time when Merriwell and Arlington would be come firm friends. That was because they had not sounded thedepths of Arlington's nature, had not reali.zed that his hatred was of the sort that nearly always lived while life lasted. Arlington had taken a fresh hand and was playing his cards in a new way. And he had resolved not to trust his most intimate friend. He, also, had learned that Dick Merriwell had a most wonderful faculty of turning into friends without at all seeming to wish such a thing. "The fellows here who pretend to be his enemies to-day may be fawning around him to-morrow," Arlington h a d decided. "I must be careful and trust no one. I will fool them all." Be careful, Chester! There is such a thing as over playing a part. Yop may fool many of them, but you will have to be very clever if you fool Dick Merriwell. You will find that those dark eyes of his have a way of reading secrets, of seeming to look straight through y ou , of piercing the dark corners of your heart and di scff\rering your motives. That night three dark figures stole away from the academy and made for a certain strip of woods in the heart of which lay a jungle of fallen trees that had swept down by a tornado. Other trees had sprung up, bushes were thick , wild vines overran the mass in summer, fallen branches were ' strewn about; and still through this jungle a path had been made. It led to a secret retreat, where ithe Black Wolves had met many times to smoke and play cards and concoct plo ts. They knew the way well, and they followed it through the semi-darkness, for the moon was veiled . by clouds. At one place they were compelled to walk the trunk of a tree that had faIIen against another tree. At

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12 TIP TOP an angle th e y walked upward along that often-trod t ree trunk, coming to another fallen tree, lodged like the first against the 011e that remain e d stand i ng. Down the second tree they made their way. Thus they pas s e d o v er a thicket through which no path had been m ade, comin g beyond it to w hat seemed almost like a t n nnel., where the darkness was most inten se. Creep i ng through thi s tunnel , they arri v ed in the Den, which . had been formed originally by a ' number of trees that fell together, or were twisted together at their tops by the hurricane, in the form of an Indian wigwam . Ins ide at the bottom the branches 1 ad been cleared '!way, b o ughs were s pread o n the ground , and in the center wa s a sto n e firepla ce, about w hich t . he W o l ves could s it in council. Dry wood had been gathered and piled at hand , and s ome of this they soon arranged on the st o ne s . Dry leaves served in the place of shavings. They were sheltered from the keen night air, but a fire would feel grateful and one hastened to strike a match with numb fingers. ' The 1eaves flamed up brigl it!'y, the wo o d . caught fire with a pleasant crackling s ound , and smoke began to roll upward . Then,, of a sudden, one of the trio uttered a gasping exclamation of astonishment and startled terror, grasp ing the arm of another, and p ' ointing toward one side of the den. There, bolt upright and silent , sat a human figure, se eming t o g la r e a t them with glassy eyes. CHAPTER V. . . A C RY IN THE NIGHT. . So still was that figure that Crauthers, who had seen it first , t hought it lifeless. It seemed lik e a person _ w h o h a d sought shelter there . and had died , sittii:ig straight up, with eyes wide open and staring. Was it a tramp ? N o . A s t he fire rose still brighter ' they recognized the unbidden one . It was Miguel Bunol. "The Spaniard !" exclaimed Stark. "Spying on us !'" bl1rst from the lips of Crauther s , a s h e saw B u nol' s eyes mo v e and realized the fellow was very much alive . " S u re as fate! " agreed Hogan. "He is r i ght-hand m an, and h e must be here as a spy . " B unol la ughed s o f tly, col d ly " D on't be fool all of you!" he s a id. "Bunol n o t a spy. Not much at a ll!' : "Confound you!" growled Crauthers, who seemed ready to leap on the Spanish lad . "What are you doing here, anyhow?" " I belong to \Volve s . I have right to be here." "You ,\,ere not in v ited. You were not told we meant to meet here. Then--" " Bunoi i s n o fool. He find out some things you do n o t tell him. But why you do not tell him? He i s a Wolf, and he ha v e right to know . " "Oh, g o to Arlington, your master!" exclaimed Fred Stark. "Che s t e r A rlingt o n n o mast e r o f M iguel Bunol !"' returned the young Spania rd , w ith heat.. "Sometime he find Bun o l be his m as ter. You wait , yo u see." The young rasc a l s l oo k e d at one another in doubt. U p to this t i me Bun o l had s eem e d Arlington ' s de vo ted s e r vant, a nd it did n o t s eem p o ssible he had turned again s t Che s ter so soo n and s o unexpectedly. "Trick!" muttered H ogan, suspiciously. Sta rk th ought s o , to o . He belie v ed Arlington had so meho w lea rned they were to meet there , and had sent "Bunol to act a s a spy and to learn what happened. "Better so a k him!" said Crauthers, who longed t o get revenge o n C hester in some manner , and thought it wou l d b e parti al re v enge to gi v e his trust ed ser vant a g o od thumpin g . Bun o l had n o t sti rred. He w as wa t c hing them clo s ely with his kee n eyes, and his equally keen ear s mis s ed not a word the y s p oke. He underst o od, t oo . "Don' t be fools ! " he sa id , in the s am e s o ft voice. "You will n o t find it safe to so ak Miguel Bunol." "He carries a knif e,'' said Stark. Bunol's lips curled in a bitter smile . They did n o t know what had becoine of his knife . Di c k Merriwell had it , but some day he would get it b a ck. "Look here , you !" he s aid . "Let me tell you ! I have done with Chester Arlington as friend. Y o u thi nk a long time he i s my master . Bah ! All the time I am his master! All the time he pay my wa y here at s c h ool. I mak f him give t o me the money. How I d o it ? N o matt e r. I have w ay. Now ' h e have spend s o much he ge t in bad h ole. He try t o thro w me o v e r . Ha! I s a y no. He think he i s m y m as ter , and he s a y I h ave to g o . H e g i v e me one hundred dollars to get me to go. I l a ugh at him. I s ay one thousand. He cannot give that. I know he give it. I stay. But I ' know lie ' me a n " to get

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, TIP TOP WEEKLY. found out going to sea isn't such fun, and the cowboy business is getting played out. All the same, a fellow could be a nomad and just hunt and fish and--" "And tramp!" laughed Stark. "No, thank you! I have no desire to lead the life of a hobo." "Oh, I don't mean to be a common ho bo. I read the other day that there are lots of people in the country yet who make a good living by hunting. I'd like that. I like to hunt. I enjoy shooting squirrels and birds and things, and I know it would be gre a t sport killing big game. I'd enjoy perforating a grizzly bear and then cutting its throat with my hunting knife." . "Oh, that would be fine !" came sarcastically from Stark. '.'But 1i would not be such sport if you hap pened to wound the bear and he got you in a corner. I believe grizzlies are somewhat dangerous under such circumstances." "Oh, I wouldn't mind the danger!" asserted Crauth ers . "That would be p art of the sport. I'm not afraid--" Then he stopped short , for through the woods rang a • long-drawn, lonely cry , like that of some proorling animal. • Crauthers turned pale and showed symptoms of agitation. "What was that?" he whispered. The others were startled. "Sounded like the cry of a wolf or a wildcat," mut tered Hogan. The wind rose, rushed through the treetops and died away. As they sat there listening, the doleful cry was repeated, and this time it sounded much nea'"rer than before . The thing was approaching! CHAPTER VI. DONE IN THE DARK. . One who has never been in the woods at' night and heard such a strange , awesome, blood-chilling sound cannot understand the shuddery feeling that creeps over the flesh of the listene r. In his veins Crauthers seemed to feel his blood turn-, ' ing to ice water. His heart stood when the second cry came, then leaped and pounded so violently that there was a pain in his breast. "lfhere's one of your wild animals, Mark!" said Stark, who was not a little nervous himself , although he wished to hide the fact. "For the Lord' s sake keep still!" breathed Crauth ers, his dark teeth knocking together tremulously as he utter ed the words. "What can it be? " "Here's your chance to hunt a wild animal," said Hogan. "Go out and tackle' it." "Why, you know I haven't a weapon!" "Bunol will lend you his knife." "No," said the Spaniard. "The knife I have not." "Haven't even a knife? " gasped Crauthers. "I've got a revolver, but I didn't bring it. Great Scott! not one of us is armed! vVhat if we are attacked ?" "Clubs, fellows!" said Hogan, as he began to pull over the lit tle pile of wood. ' "Out with the fire!" sibilcfted Crauthers. "That's what has attracted the thing:" Stark grasped him. "Let the fire burn," he said. "Haven't you read how it will hold real wolves at bay?" "That's no wolf!" said Hogan. "It may be a wildcat, but there are no wolves in these parts." By this time the boys had each secured a club. The wind had lulled , and silence lay on the woods. Once more the cry came to their ears, and this tim6o it was even nearer. But now there seemed something strangely human nbont it. "Listen!" urged Bunol. He placed his fingers to his lips and blew the sig11al of the Wolf Gang, a peculiar whistle that cut shrilly through the night. "You fool!" snarled Cranthers. "Do you--" Then he stopped , for the signal was answered in a similar manner. Again the wondering boys looked at one another. "Our signal!" they said. "I thought I knew who yelled to us," said Bunol, in satisfaction. "There is only one fellow at Fardale vvho knows our signal," said Stark. "That's Arlington!" declared Hogan. "He comes," declared Bunol. "What? Chet Arlington coming here? vVhy---" "Somehow he think we may be here, and he comes," said the Spaniard. Immediately Stark's suspicions were reawakened. "It's a put up job. !" he declared. "He sent you here, Bunol, to listen to our plans, and now he is

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I t () TIP TOP WEEKLY. touched him. A little while before he had seemed the devoted friend of Chester Arlington, but his friendship ' had turned to the bitterest hatred ; and his hatred . had led to this terrible deed that might be-murder 1 -CHAPTER VII. THE BURNING WOODS. "Let's get out of here!" whispered Crauthers. "We didn't do it! We had nothing to do with it! We know nothing ab out it!" Stark them to stay a little 161iger , but panic seemed to clutch them. Crauthers went staggering up the tree trunk, with Hogan following close behind. They did not pause when Stark called to them. "vVe better go, too," sa id Bunol. "You go to the d _ evil !" burst from Stark, suddenly over come by repulsion c ause d by the treachery of the fello1Y. But he did not c are to be left there with the Span iard and the fellow he had slain, so he hastened to n oss the trees and rush after his companions. Like a cat, Bunal followed, and in the desolate woods was left the unfortunate lad who had been struck down by his erstwhile comrade. The wind moaned through the trees with a dreary sound, dying away like a sigh . The woods were still. The trees and the thickets seemed to l i sten and wait for some sign of life in that m ot ionless figure. Stark called to Hogan and Cranthers as he stumbled along the path. He uttered exclamations of anno y ance, pain and anger when branches whipped him stingingly across the face. Three or. four times he stumbled and fell, but he was up again and hurrying on in a twinkling. "Where are those fools?" he grated. "\iVhat
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TIP TOP WEEKLY. Th:cy all turned on Bunol, whom they reviled for his act. "Yah !" snarled the Spaniard. "You squeal 1 You just as bad! You send me to do it." " Get away from us!" said Hogan. "We want noth-ing more to do with you!" ' "Perhaps you blow on me?" They made no answer, seeking to from him, but he followed them up. "You blow I swear I kill you !" he cried. "I swear to do it, and I keep my word! You see I you see!" They had been ascending a hill. Now they turned on him, and, as they did so'. a cry of surprise came from the lips of Hogan. "Good Lord, bqys !" he exdaimed; "just look there I" They saw him fling his arm out in a gesture toward the distant strip of woods. They looked, and what they saw was startling in the extreme . In the midst of the woods there was a reddish glare which rose and glowed and grew stronger every min ute. "The woods are afire!" gasped ..Crauthers . . "Sure thing!" came from the lips of Stark. "\Vhy, how--" "It started from our fire in the den! When the br ands were scattered-that's what did it!" "Boys," said Stark, chokingly, "Arlington is there in the burning woods! If we had brought him out! Perhaps we can do it now! Come, fellows--come, I • let's go back !" . They caught hold of him. "Too late!" said Crauthers . "See how the fire is spreading! The wind is . driving it. The whole strip of woods ' ' vill be a mass of roaring flame in a few minutes!" Miguel Bunal stood by, no words falling from his lips. In his heart there was a feeling of relief caused by sight of the r is ing fire. "If the Spaniard had stayed avlay--" began Crauthers. Bunol whirled on him. "You first to propose I soak , him!" he s neereJ. "Now y o u l ose nerve! Now you are coward ! But fire will wipe all out. It burn so nobody ever prove he v va s struck. He caugbt in fire and couldn't get out. That is it." Bunol was too much for them. Bad though . they had been, the nerve of the Spanisl:i 1 _ ad after such a dark deed made him repulsive to thein all. "We had better get back to the academy in a hurry," said Stark. "We don't want to be out when the ex citement over this fire starts. Let's hustle, fellows." So they ran over the hiU and on toward the academy. Behind them the fire rose and \\i'aved gleaming pen nants to the clouds, which reflected the red glow. The wind moaned through the night and sent the flames leaping from tree to tree. "My God!" whispered Crauthers, thinking of the boy left lifeless in the burning woods. "We are all murderers !" CHAPTER VIII. • ON THE ACADEMY STEPS. They approached the academy cautiously, yet in a hurried manner. Lights were in the barracks win dows, suggesting warmth and comfort within. Outside the driving wind was cold and biting. Away to the southwest the burning woods flung a red glow against the clouds, and tllis light reached even to the academy. They feared the light ' would betray them as they approached, and they slipped up swiftly. Sure enough, some one was sitting on the steps . out side the door. Who was it? They halted beneath the leafless trees and a consultation. What was to be done? "We must get in somehow," said Hogan. "I'm sorry I came out to-night," averred Crauthers. "It':; been a bad night," came . dolefully from Start<. Miguei Bunol had kept near them, but he not venture to take part in the conversation. They watched the figure on the steps for some tiine. Now and the{i they looked away toward the strip of b1J1rning woods, and the refle ct ed light revealed the ter-ror in their eyes. . . They thought of the boy who had down and left for the flames, ;md it them of strength . and cotmtge and manhood. . "If that fool would leave the steps!" Star.k. "But he sits there like a dummy." "I'm going in," chattered I]ogan. "I'm ,almost • 'J ; _-'! frozery." . "Y ou'Jl be . "" .. "I don't care." -, --., 'When he started forward the otliers quickly •

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./ TIP TOP WEEKLY . . . to--follow him, and in a hotly they advanced toward the steps where sat the motionless figure. • I ' They came up dose to it, and then-they suddenly stopped. It was Bunol who uttered first ari 1i1ation in Spanish, ana then jabbered:: "Holy saints! ., Look!: See! It is here !" He was half trouching, pointing at the figure, and his teeth rattled together like castanets, while his pro trudfrig eyes gleamed with terror. Crauthers uttered a groan, and his legs nearly gave way berieath him. "A ghost !_P he whispered . For the light of the burning woods seemed to show them sitting there on the steps, hatless, pale; a streak of reel down across his ' temple, Chester Arlington. Never before had those boys ' been so startled. In fact, they seemed for a moment struck dumb and mo tionless with horror. Then one of them turned and ran, and the others followed, not. uttering word. As they disappeared beneath the trees, Dick Merriwell stepped round a corner of the building and spoke lo the lad who the steps. "I thought that you would give them a shock. You had better get up to your room now." Chester ' Arlington, for Chester. it was, made no re- • tort and. no . move. sat there dumbly, ,not even looking ,at Dick. "Come," said young Merriwell; taking his arm, Chester rose, and they entered the building. Dick assisted :Arlington to his room. , . . you sure you are all 'right?" asked young Mer-riwelL "' : Chester i1oddecE' right,". he said, in a m e chanical mannei". "Gn ly my head"hurts some." At the washbowl the blood was washed out of Cheste.r's-hair and from his face .... "Perhaps you had better 1-i'ave the doctck" ;uggested Dick. .. ... ' 'But Arlington objected, sayihg:
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TIP TOP WEEKLY. pour hot coals on Arlington's head, and it gave him a feeling of satisfaction. "To"o bad you feel thilt way about it!" he said, retreating to the door. "Good-night," said Arlington, shortly, and Dick went out. "A thou s and devils!" grated Arlington, when he was alone. "How am I going-to keep it up? I hate him still, but he has made it almost impossible for me to again lift my hand against him. Yes, I belie v e I shall have to get out of Fardale. Mother wanted me to go, and I would not; but now it is diffe . rent." CHAPTER IX. WHO B ETRAYED FARDALE? The escape of Chester Arlington from the burning woods seemed most a stonishing to the four rascals who h a d left him there. Of course, they learned that it was Che ster in the flesh , not his spirit, that they had seen sitting on the ac a demy steps when the y arrived there. At first it h a d seemed that he had not been given time to reach the academy ahead of them, e v en were he in the best of health and entirely unharmed; but when the y came to consider the matter, they realized that they had spent time in wrangling and in making a roundabout course that brought them to the ucad emy as i { they had come from a point almost op posite the burning woods. These small delays and this detour had gi v en Arlington plenty of time to arrive at the academy ahead of them. Plainly he had only been s tm1ned by Bunol's blow, and had l o st little time i n getting out of the woods a fter ,.recovering. I t is needless to say tha t the relief of the young r ascals was grea t. Knowing nothing of Dick Mer riwell's pre s ence in the woods , they immediately agreed t a swear sturdily that they were not there themselves, in case Chester made trouble for them. But, to their wonderment, Arlington betrayed no great desire to even up the score. They fancied he would do this at once, but he ignored them. For a day or two he wore a handkerchief bound about his head, explaining that he had slipped and fallen on the stone steps of the academy, cutting his scalp. Chester w as not one given to he s itation when a falsehood served his purpose better than the truth. It was Saturday morni1ig of the day tha t Fardale was to meet Springv ale that M i guel Bunol slipped like a phantom into Dick Merriwell ' s room. i Buckhart had gone out, and Dick was alone. Hearing the cat-like step, Dick turned and confronted the young Spaniard. "Well," he said, "what do you want here?" Bunal paused and threw up one hand. "I come to tell 1 you something," he said, swiftly. "You know Chester Arlington and I have been some friends. Mebbe you know we are not so any more? He try to throw me down. I do all I can for him. Well, I like it not much! From his friend I turn to hate him. When I hate, I hate a lot. Now I come to tell you that you will not win the football game to day. You think Chester Arlington change to be your friend, eh? Ha I Don't fool yourself some like that I He stay your enemy forever. He make believe he become your friend. That is done to fool you." Dick smiled quietly, but the smile was followed by a frown. "Go I" he exclaimed, pointing toward the door. "I want nothing to do with you." , . "I come to tell you something you better hear. Look, you; yesterday this room was entered and some papers were stolen from you. How do I know? I know. I find out. I know who come here. I know Che . ster Arlington he do that. Why should he come? You have a locket. It have the picture of his sister. He is bound to have that. It is one reason why he pre tend to be your friend. He think perhaps he find it here when you were out. He do not find it, b4t he find papers on your table, and them he take." "You seem to know all about it," said Dick. "I know. I watch him. Once he tell me all he mean to do. Now he trust me no longer, but I watch him. I know p;;:pers he take have all the football sig nals, all the plays, all the things you do on the field. You mark out all your plays. You put down your sig nals. Yesterday you look them over. You work out one other new play. Then you have to go quick to classroom, and leave papers on table. When you come again they are gone. Ha !" Dick was silent. The papers had been stolen, as Bunal described. His room had been entered by some one with a duplicate key, for the door was closed and kicked when he returned to discover the papers missing. "You know what he do with papers?" asked the Spanish lad. Dick shook his head. "He send them to capta i n of Springvale football

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10 TIP TOP WEEKLY. team. Tcrday you ace. Tcrday Springvale beat you. Springvale know all signals-all your Chester Arlin(ton he get even with you 'cause you make him resign from committee." There seemed some reason in Bunol'a talk, and Dick wondered if the fell ow did not speak the truth. "How much you give me to trap him?" asked Miguel, craftily. "I know how to do it. He lie to you. He make you think he is to you' a fri
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TIP TOP WEEKLY. 21 line.Ci up for Hie attack, and Springvale prepared to hold the home team in check. The game was on. CHAPTER X. DESPERATE PLAYING. The first assault on center was hurled back, and an effort to go round the left end was repulsed, a funnel play directed at t11e right wing was a complete fizzle. Springvale seemed to anticipate every move and meet it quickly, destroying its effectiveness. ' "They have our code!" muttered Dick. "The Span iard was right! They know our plays!" Fardale was forced to kick in short The visitors took the at the twenty-five-yard line, and the battle was sh ifted to Springvale territory, but with Fardale on the defence. Springvale worked S\\"iftly, using no signals a t the start, which made it apparent that the team h a d en tered the field with a eries of plays agreed upon. \i\l ellington went rouncl the right end for four yards, being pulled clown by Dick. Next it seemed th1at Phelps had been sen t to try the left end, but the ball was passed to \Vellington, w ho again circled the right end, making three yards in spite of Dick, who had cletected the trick. A mass play was slammed into Farclale's left win g . Kent went clown before it, and Clark sat on him, while the tide rolled oYer them, the ball being carried to the forty-yard line. Kent was angry when he got up. Clark had fouled him, but the umpire had not seen it. Clark grinned into Don's face. , "Wait! wait!" said Don. "My turn will come." Springvale had Fardale going, and it kept the work up until the home team was pushed to its own twentyyard line. Dick was desperate. "The Spaniard told t he truth!" he ke pt repeating to himself. "Chester Arlingt on has betrayed us again! ] 1was a fool to think he might be decent! It isn't in him!" He remembered h ' ow Chester had tried to biibe Jim YVatsou to steal the signal code and diagram of plays at the very outset of the season . vVatson had fooled him by supplying a false code a11. d a lot of hastily fakedup plays. But a fellow who would think of betraying Fardale once could not reform so easily. Both Arlington and Bunal must leave Fardale. Dick had endured quite enough. He had . chosen to hold his hand on account of June, but now-well, not even for June could he see Chester Arlington betray the old school and work it harm. Springvale seemed on the verge of success when the ball :was lost by off-side play . Fardale went at the enemy " earn . estly, but immedi
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22 TIP TOP WEEKLY. "Plainly that was gas," said Crauthers. "But I'm glad he wasn't burned that fire." , "Can't understand why he has not tt)ed to settle with us," admitted Hogan. "He must have known we were in the Den. And so it must be evident to him that some of us swatted him on the koko." At this moment the playing of the two elevens took all their attention, and this l ine of conversation was abandoned. Springvale had kicked a goal. There had been some volleying after the kick-off, and then Vl ellington had made an effort to run with the ball, but had been brought to earth by Buckhart. Fardale fought furiously now, and the visitors were unable to make gains as easily as they at the out set. With every moment the home team seemed to grow stronger. Dick resolved to cast aside the usual methods of play. He settled to straight football. The line held well, and Springvale could not advance the ball. She was compelled to kick. Darrell took the ball and leaped away from Grant, who missed a taclde by a foot. Hal got away for fifteen yards before being pulled down. Dick spoke a word to Smart. The plays peculiar to Fardale were abandoned. There was no funnel, no center back, no ends around; but straight hammering football, smashing into the enemy's line. On the benches Chester ArHngton rose and cheered. Fardale gained yard by yard. Springvale held as well as she could, but the cadets were at their best. During the remainder of the first half the tide of battle shifted and swayed, but almost all the time the ball was kept in Springvale's territory. Twice Fardale had the ball down close to the visitor's line, but both times a touchdown was missed by a fluke or a fumble. It was disheartening, but Dick managed to keep the courage of the boys up, and they continued the work up to the moment when the whistle blew. As he was leaving the field with his dirty, sweat stained comrades, Dick saw Miguel Bunol hastening toward him: "What you think now?" aske
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-. •, . _ TIP TOP WEEKLY. ... . . ' .. •, •. 23 Phefpi pu if ea J ollihy down. , Thor came cuttin.gjn. He irt Dick's there seemed no way to escape , hipl. . ' The watchers held their breath. . . . -. .. . -. .. . . . ' . . ( ' -Dick made a weak effort to try t0 dodge to the left of the big full-back. Thor laughed apd shot forward for a 'tackle : '.!'' Diel{ leaped like a panther to the right, changing his course with .stt<:h ama zing suddenness that he es caped the hook-like hands of Thor. Wington had been rushing down on them, Me1'r'iv., ell quickly s\vung away, . making it a ' stern chase. In va i n \Vellingt o n tried tg get near enough for a flying tackle. Dick kept on amid the wil d est e x cite ment and carried the ball over the line for first touchdown. But the ball had bee n carried o v er at the extreme corner of the fiel_d, making it nece ssary to pu n t It' ot,tt: Dick punted the ball, Darrell being placed to cat c h it. Somehow Hal missed, and the for a goal wa s lost'. "That settles it!" groaned a cadet. "\Ve'll neve r have anotherchance to tie the score in this game I" CHAPTER XI. Far.dale WU hdd" for three downs without gaining an inch. ' . , • . . Then Singleton fell back, and it seemed certain . li" was about to try to kick a goal from the field . . Springvale . 16oked for was fooled: 'The baltwent to :Qick, who followed Tubbs through cen t er. The fat boy tore a hole through the line .an,d kept on far enough to let Dick through. ' .. l . ' And Ot.lt o v er the enemy ' s line young Merriwell, barely in the nick of time. The g o al was kicked, and Fardale had won. !As Diek was entering gymnasim, Elbert Brad bury, a Fardale la.wyer , s cvke to him. Dick paused, and Bradbu r y said something that caused him to show great interest. . " "All right," said young Merriwell. "Just 80on a s I can ta k e a shower and get into my clothes. Then he disappeared into the gym. W,hen he c a me out he saw Bradbury a.gain, and this . time Louis Thor, the yellow-headed captain of the visiti :i g te a m, was with the lawyer. " I co n gratulate, you, Merriwell," said Thor, putting out a large hand. "I thought. we had you fellows ; but you won out in t h e end, a trick Fardale generally does." Then the three walked away together; talking ear nes t iy . .'HE STOLEN PAPERS. S o me time later Miguel Bun.al was summoned . to But the success of that wedge play had given F a rdale Dick's room. He answered the summons. Wh<;n he life. D1Ck reverted to the well..:known plays of ent e red, he found Dick, Brad Buckhart, Chester Ar-the team and sprung them on the " enemy in rapiq sueliIJgton and :La, v yer there t . cession: . Of course, Smart . was the o n e -who called M _ iguel loo ked the gatheri11g o v er ' coolly. fot'.these ' plcrys, out he \ V as working m1der Dick ' s di: . said Dick, "I ha v e to make a . . ,. ' . (. .: :,.. ; rection. Tne unnel play ma' de a gain twice a1-i'd ' then thorough investigation of your ch,arge against Arling-stopped.Center-back took spririgvale by surton and th a t is why I ca,lled yoti. , He' is here to prise arid : secured nine yards. Even . the old ' ends d ef end himself as best ' he can." , . , .. ,, around worked twice for .air gains. -: , . • "Somebody was mistaken," thought Dick, in great "What do you niean ?" he asked. . -, relief.: 1'5priri.gvale does -11of know ot.rr plays, -Ii: . "You know. You <;ame to me and declared -that freshness and good luck that enabled them to check us Arlington entered this room and stole certain pape . rs: ., at first as they !" ':' . ;, :_; .,..i:o. "It is true," returned the Spanish youth . . < •• i ' .. J. With the ball se v en yards from Springvale's goal, The lawyer pulled Cheiter back. r

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.. ., -TIP .TOP WEEKLY . .. '. .. '"" ; "Wait," he said; facing Miguel. "How do you know ' "No matter. I know it." "B. ut we i,nsist on knowing now . you know it. Did yqu see him enter this room ?" "Mebbe so." • "Did you see him? Answer yes or no." "What right have you to ask?" I "I am a lav.ver. Perhaps he has engaged me to defend him. You must answer." Bunol seemed a trifle nervous now. "Y cs, I see him," he huskily declared. "How did you happen to see him? What were you ' doing in this part of the building?'' "I f(!How . him here." "Why?'" ... "Because I suspect. Because I want to find out what he do. He turn on me. Once he pretend . to be my friend. I do many things for him. When he tt1rn on me, , then I hate him. I make up my mind I <:atch him in trap. That js why I catch him. That is why I foHow him here." "And you saw him take the papers?" "I see him. He leave the door a little open when he slip in. I come quick and s till to door and peer through. I see him pick up papers from table ." "You have said they were pla ns for football plays and so . forth . How did you know that?" "Oh, I hear him laugh and see him have the plans.' } . "But you told Mr: Merriwell th:it he had tl,lrned the papers over to the Springvale capt?-in. How did you know that?" hear him saj to himself that he will do so. That is what I suppose '.-ii! do." "Mr. Thor!" called Bradbury. Captain Thor, of the Springvale team,. stepped out of the a:kove in which stood Dick's bed. At . sight 9 the young :gl' adiator Bu nol changed color. "Mr.1 Thor," the lawyer, with a mption toward Miguel, "do you kno\v this ' boy?" "Y sir;••. was the prompt a . ns\ver. "He ca:me to me at the North Hot!'!l to-day and gave me a lot of pa pers, .h) said0 were r the and of tlje Fardale team.' " .. : . " "It is a lie!" cried Miguel. ' ' . ' "He' tbought I would be glad to get them," said '"He me to use them and say thing about them. He seemed to take it for granted I. ' • • "'" . '.; > 1 .I {'J.": f" ;).•. that I woul<;l. not exp(jse him, as he had done':rife:'\such , r"' • • o, i a great favor." '' "You did not promise not to expose him?'' "No.'-' "What did you do with the , papers?" "I called in Charles Rowe, a member of the team, and we took the papers at once to your office, del i ver ipg them into your hands, and watching you seal them i n an envelope ." "Ts the envelope?" asked Bradbury, producing a larg e square envelope . "I should say so?" "What do you ' wish me to do with it and the papers it contains?" "Turn them ove r to Captain Merriwell. I requested you to do so before the game, sir." "Business prevented; but it is all right now. H ete you are, Mr. Merriwell, and I think . you will find papers all right. As for the young man who stole them," and the lawyer turned to Bunol, "if you see fit, you can make a lot of trouble for him." "All I ask of him," said Dick , "is that be leave Fardale without delay. He mnst go!" Dick pointed to the door, and Btmol slunk out. Ti-IE END. The r . ;e:xl: Number (348) Wiii Contain MRRl\VELL'S TRAP; . . OR, a . Spook• it's a-.corker! None better! A lively tlf!1e and no mistake. What would you do if you had a visitation fr;om a spook and a darrgerous spook at that? Woul<;l. :.fo'U.. have Dick's nerve apd .'. . . . ' ,. • ,:). '.. • .,. . J ...... .., . •. \ Then about Dick's latest strategy in -No question about, he is a regular genius.' as. a footpaU general. " '' .':1;1 "" ,;;;) Read about it and get a few points.

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The first reason for this vast popularity is because the column appears in 'what universally ad mitted to be the king of. all published weeklies, Ttie Winner .of the 6rand Prize at the Paris World's fair, TIP TOP But the second js just as important and cogent, namely, the high excellence of the letters 'yritten by our readers, which appear in this column. Indeed, these letters have been so highly praised that Street & Smith, always anxious to serve and benefit their great public, have decided , to offer twelve valuable prizes for the twelve best letters received from Tip Top readers irF the next six ' months. These twelve prizes will be TWELVE GOLD FOUNTAIN PENS of the highest grade. Now, then, all our ambitious young letter writers will anxious to win one of these fine prizes . All you have to do is td follew directions: Write a le tte r to Tip Top vVeekly, discussing any feature of the famous publication, its ch . aracters, plots, athletics, contests, tournaments or ariythitl.g that impresses you especially; . then. write . across the top., of it "Prize ter,'' and send it to Street & Smith. So that the c . ontest be fair, the qf Tip To'p are ' to as judges, and the letteis-which receive the gfeatest num 'ber of votes will be ; awarded the pr1zes. Come oh now, Jm . ys .. .and: girls I. Show \lS whkh : one of. oui: yo1,mg are the best letter APPLAUSE. PRIZE LETTER NO. 20. I am writing to show my appreciation of your remarkably fine publication, the Tip Top Weekly. I have read an4 re read eve ry number from the first, and will say that there . is no other reading that interests me as docs Tip Top, There arc poor nu'?bers; they are every one and. any person with the slightest knowledge of good literature will proclaim Burt L. Standi s h a king among authors. 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You ought to lloll a good vote for your excellent styl , c and enthusiasm. PRIZE LETTER NO. 21. The pen with all its mightiness fails to describe . the admiration a nd esteem in which Tip Top is held by its reader 's. To Street & Smith, the publishers, and Burt L. Standish, .the autiior, are dt!e the gratitude of many a youth and his parents. 1'he characters portrayed in Tip Top express every phase oi ht!man nature from the diseased mind of the villain to the nob1e one of the man. Many a youth who had started on tl're wrong path to manhood and honor, has been rescued by Tip Top. Not until you observe a case of this kind can you J udgc the vast amount of good that is accomplished by Tip Top. Such an example I will relate. It was one bright morning in June, five years ago, that I met on my way to work, a round-shouldered c onsumptiv e lad 0f about fifteen years of 1!ge. As he slouched toward me , 'I could not help pitying him . . As he d;ew near, I stopped him, and inquired: "What is your name, young man?" His look indicated that it was none o f my business; but he 1 ' finally answer.ed: " Jimmy . H--." "Well, Jimmy, where are you going?" "No place," he answered. By several questions, I learned thilt his mother was a respectable, hard-working woman; his father , was a drunkard of th ' e worst type; he had started in his father's footsteps, and even now held in his fingers an cigarette. I endeaYQred to show him wh<.:rc he wot!ld wind up if he did not c h ange his mode of living. He to ok it very sulkily, and walked on. He had made an impression upon me, despite his faults, and I resolved to h elp him if possible . That morning when I arrived at work I learned that a ' boy was wanted to do office , work. .I saw the manager, and told him of Jimmy. He told me to tell Jimmy to come in the next morning. Next morning I met ' Jimmy and told him of the job as office boy. He did not want it, but I convinced him that it wotild be best to try it anyway: He finally did, and two days after Jimmy had started to work. I placed in his hands fifty ntlmbers of Tip Top Weekly, and told him to re ad theui.. Shortly aftenvard I was called to another position, and after being away for four years, I returned , to my old place. Upon the Clay of my return a big football game was advertised to take place . between two prominent night schoo!S, and I bought a ticket, and went with a friend to enjoy the game. As the teams l!'ame trotting onto the ficla; .I noticed . at the head of the home team a big, sturdy chap, who seemed . a match for any two men on the field. I inJuired of my friend who that big fellow was. "Why, that Is imm7 H--, the at . B. & Co.'s," he replied. You can imagine my surprise. It was the result of Jimmy's strength and skill that the game was won by the _,core of. 6 to o. . Afterward I met him , and hiS gratitude" cou'.Jd not lie cxpres . sed m words. 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TIP TOP WEEKLY. I told. me 'Jil:n.ctf <er-Frank 'M"e'mwel1 as .. oric of the most beautift;;;:( much u . _possible, and waa aa.tisiicd with. the result : Aa an ican for his foturc• wife? .... 'If example, I hope the youths of to-day, wl).o arc . the men of to, he the fellow some of rou say'. he 1s, .. how cQ;uld. he morrow, will go and do .likewise. ' . R. J. -McD. ' possibly wm such a freasure for his very own ?.•Answer 'that ... East Pepperell, Mass. . , , c\ All of ' 4 1\'.ferry's" flock are the real even .big lazy: , Bi:n cc Herc, indeed, is a spkndid story-not, dear readers, with a and Apple Cheeked Jack are all right. And '>Dick and moral, for stories of that sort arc old-fashioned--,.bnt an upfriends are--well, I .won't attempt to say, for. I can't right to-date example out of real life, of a boy on the down path who word. But you knov,: what I mean }ust the same. \Vhen-reading ' was suddenly to turn abo?th and with his face to the • . ahout1th_eir hard strugll"le-s-, to. win the-games - •fren'l"' t he :ewosing aun go forward m a and ng t course. . And yo , u, our team;. I ;ust tremble with excitement, and when they wm, why I good friend of East Pepperell, deserve a _great abundance of could. just shout for very joy, but being a girl I refrain, as it and. congratul_ation, for you. did two.finc •things •. one, in would pot be very becoming. How often I have wished . I could keeping with the . highest humanity of this progressive age, aee some of their games. That can never be, I suppose, as we the other full 'of \visdom. You stooped dowh to help a sinking are many miles apart. But I do mean ' fo see Yale college some brothei;, t ' 'admiration for the Tip Top and its .character .. than I am now. W. have failed to CCC any applause 'from here; and as -In! oonetant rea.dera .of the Tip Top, and think it the finest story po.per for boys. We _arc great admirers of the whole bunch, Frank, Dif k, Brad and Bart, especially. We have entered the football contest, and hope . 'fo have the pennant at the tad of the season. Hoping to sec this in we 'remain; ' , ' • .-CLAUD Wmn, .... ,, . • . • Gro. L. Jirrr, . . 'HARDY Mi:ifuT. f!UNK WILL.EV. I Balm-. City, Or.. ' Good luck to you in t'hc pennant rac.. '. PlllZll: LE'.rl'D NO. 22. \ "Hurrah!" for the' Tip Top, the best qn earth; 'that's a pretty -. big saying, but if is the ttutl). There is nothing I like so much u when I get some Tip Tops to read, whether old or new, its just the eamc. I think of all the charac . ters, I like Jack ' Re } dy and Brad Buckhart the best! althou&h the a:re ma!JIY follows.. As for the love affaus, that 1s settled to my satisfaction entirely. Bart couldn't do better where his future wife is con cerned if he hunted America over, and as for Frank, why if he likes Inza it"is all right. So what is there to quan:el over? .When reading about their games I see them as plainly as if I were I of your most devoted of Tip 'f.op readers, , '::: '. ANNIJt 01.ltSOX. Peshtigo, . Wia. ' ,1,; , , . ." . A1'o ther fine letter entered " in the c0ntest-from a stanch friend of Tip Top's. Who can do better than this, readc;r? PJeasc .. send your , atrcet address. ,, '•'. ' . . '.' , , '-"" PJUZK LETI'.n' N0: -24-I am a constant of, y6urnoble .. paper, the Tlp Top Weekly. We have started a club which we have named "The Tip Top Literary Club," and we get copies .of yQur paper every week. One member likes Brad Buckhart so well that he"is learning Brad' s . talk and he alwan . says, "You hear me shout, e , tc." The whole club gives a unanimdus vote that "Dick" " 'the ' 'real tll.mg. " ' We a]I like 'tcddy Sfuart.;an d his comical talk, • and Dickf.s ball pla ying very much. Three cheers' and a tiger for Dick Merriwell and his flock. . The whole club g i v e s three extra cheers and a .tiger for Dick Mcrriwell and . little Teddy Smart. Hoping to see ,this letter in the Applause Column, I remain, a constant reader of your noble Tip Tqp Weekly, CHARLES FEYEREISEN. President of the T. T. L. C., Chicago, Ill. An.other letter in the contest, which tells , us what Tip Top ia . doing to ple . ase. It is a good one, too. there looking on. Burt L must be an author without an equal to • picture everything he writes so plainly. I have read many won-Plt!Zlt LETTER NO. 25 derful .stodes, but none that ov'erstep the. Tip Tep. I'd give I have been reading the Tip Top Weekly for 'thret anything to see one of the football games that' Frank captains, years : and have read all _before .. that tfinc, '"?ic1:1. I . and . he .is . playing . w.ith the. Yale . team next year rou bet. I . borrowed from a friend. I thmk It 1s"mdced an ideal ' pubi1catlqn shall see him, fol' a girl friend of mine and I have decided to go for the American boy: It develops his mental and hloral being to New Haven next suminer, where my friend has an old aunt well as his physical. .It him ' ifloriaus living. So ,when we goto sec her we can sec ' some of .the college gift of perfect manhood; , shows him wl;lata gdod thing 1t 1s tobe games that we hav.e been " longing to see. I'll close .now with a man with iron muscles and steady nerve; g!ves him an idea to many wishes for the. :,r'ip . Tap'1 cot}tiriuing success. : A gfrl reader ; follow-."Who. sc limba tarc cast in manly " mold : For hardf spq_r.ts ol Tip '.Bop, • ' U.uu KAsnA. :<>r: contest bold:' : ': It aho m ,et'elr::• .. ,Peshtig0 , . Wis.:; . , . , ', . , ,,' ; strength doesn't make thc.perfect'man; th,at-.onc who will fct An cntht\siastic Writer sends : a 111lendta letter .for "the prize . list. hii fiood tesohitiona be blown away bf die 'of .' his cqm-How many votes will this one draw. A large number; no dou6t. panionl formed in ' an invitation drink.or & taunt, is the weak-send street 114dreios. , . est oF weaklin ' ga . . It inspires him to become an: ' at91ete . . : "lt ..teaches .him that tobacco and alcohol interfere• with 1'1.ls phy11kal ' ' \ welfare, "and. pro. ud of his strimgth and anxfous'. to t:Ctain an!,i: im-. , nxn u:rnm Ko . . . prove his athletic abilify he abstains fr.om the use. of these p<'>i'so,ns, . Aitai1,: . 1: venture .to' write: a C'W line11 . in favor "i the .. ireat and thereby, refriinin_ g f .rom the thousand and one t:vils artd vkes" th,at o_nly in States. wo::th .spendin!! money and follow ' i-ri their wake. Hoping, that Tip -Top will continue tliis O!'k I'm, happiest when I a big p1lcof Tip TopB, along work .and "that L.. (Wil!C enj of' .of side of me; a'pd I d .on't budge till I haye _ read every one. -Just happmess ; and l retl)am , an ,ardent. admirer -of' the . t;his. morning I finjshed.rc;aging a ,bciokentitled "Frank Merri-Metriwe1H5rothers, .. . t. . ' ; F. cY... cll' . s , SGhool Days," 'and jf ever 1 thar qne . was , • . It's a no mistake ;:.it:'s all about F : M. . : Ariother-iettcr' prize liat, which''is -a fine' 'on,e, :aart being enemies; how: th'e dark.haired lad tried time after 'writte1{by oric wn9 eviis out ind" aim . to do our ' 'best %r wh<> could dct -otherw1sc, after ..hdt.,g .. out tile hard struggle he . fiveri "way: it: i1 aiiditratifyirig 'to hear that to pvcorne hia;.hQt, tempcr. If . ev.cr a you.,g .man deserved . '-ia • Mar all ' 'readet;s''pr0fit by ' words 'of prai se he is that one. I. : aitriply '. cannot find wbrtla example that DlCK: a:hd M'E;RRIW:El
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II . TIP TOP ALL AMERICAN TOURNAMENT FULL PARTICULARS OF THE GREAT ALL AMERICAN TOURNAMENT AND OTHER FOOTBALL FEATURES WILL BE FOUND EVERY WEEK IN TIP TOP WEEKLY 550 Regulation Rugby Footballs Awarded as Prizes .e .e .e .e .e G REA TEST PRIZE OFFER EVER MADE I -., -., t?ho F 0 L L 0 W I N G A R E T H E S C 0 R E S F 0 R T H E W E E K 1 -., -., -., Elmwood (Chicago, Ill.), 40; Sanford (Chicago, Ill.), o. Elmwood-Frank O'Connell, r. e.; Frank Eighme, r . t.; Ernest Wilson, r. g.; Tom Brown, c.; Joe Moran, 1. g.; Burt Spillard, I. t.; Tom Cro w, 1. e.; Earl Fargo, q.; Simon Greenhut (capt.), r. h. b.; John Lamkin, 1. h. b.; Burt Wilson, f. b. Sanford-T. Cronin, r. e.; S. Carlton, r. t.; D. Rockwell. r. g.; C. Snell, c.; J. Becker, 1. g.; C. Backhouse, I. t.; W . Callwell, 1. e.; T. Cal houn, q . ; H. Newhouse, r . h. b.; T. Hill, 1. h. b.; C. Galvin, f. b. Man ager-Earl Fargo. Pensutawney (Pensutawney), 18; Anita (Anita), o . Pensutawney-E. Knam, r. e.; Eberhart, r. t.; Henry, r. g.; Bungardner, c.; C. Kanan, 1. g.; Hampson, 1. t.; Robinson, 1. e.; Goheene, q. ; Campbell , r. h. b. ; Rapp, 1. h. b. ; Carter, f . b. Anita-} acobs, r. e.; Fuller, r. t.; James, r. g.; Bullock , c.; Smith, I. g.; .Carlson, 1. t.; Corbett, 1. e.; Supenor, q.; Baird, r. h. b.; Zeichtler, 1. h. b.; Jackson, f . b. Hornell, Jrs. (Hornellsville, N. Y.), 16; Alford University, Jrs. . (Alford, N. Y.), o. Hornell, Jrs.-Matson, r. e.; Dondeng, r. t.; Holland, r. g.; Karl Schusyenbach (capt.), c . ; Moore, I. g.; Cameron, I. t.; Smith, I. e.; Tracy, q.; Creason, r. h. b.; Howard, 1. h. b.; Scan ton, f. b. Alford University, Jrs.-Killingsworth, r. e.; Ide, r. t.; Morrow, r. g.; Wilson, c.; Kelly, I. g.; Beebe, I. t.; Swa. nz, I. e.; Scott, q. J Hoover, r . . h. b.; Cabman, I. h . b.; f. b. Manager -Karl Schwarzenbach. Mica (Indianapolis, Ind.), 35; Atlas (Indianapolis, Ind.), o . Mica-Hellpkinstein, r. e.; Warner, r. t.; Thompson, r. g.; Hoffmann, c.; McMillan, I. g.; Hallich, I. t.; Swain, I. e.; Stack house, q.; Davis, r. h. b.; Neal, I. h. b.; F. Fenn (mgr.), f. b. r. e.; Gibson, , r. t.; Worley, r. g.; Gibson, c.; Roach (capt.), 1. g. ; McManonan, I. t. ; Barrett, 1. e. ; Knott, q.; Cron, r. h . b.; Bandy, I. h. b.; Roach, . b. Manager-Roach. Mica (Indianapolis, Ind.), S; Plungers (Indianapolis, Ind.), o. Mica-( Regular team). Plungers-Conner, r. e.; Travers, r . t.; Wolf, r. g.; Turnkey, c.; Dunn, I. g.; Anderson, 1. t.; Gates (capt.), I.e.; Gates, q.; G. Block, r. h. b.; Steinburger, I. h. b;; Scott, f. b . Manager-Scott. Mica (Indianapolis, Ind.), 25; Colonials (Indianapolis, Ind.), o. Mica--( Regular team). Colonials-Darrick, r. e.; Murphy, r . t.; Dickt-rson, r. g.; Nitterhouse. c.; Steward. 1. g.; Hebert, I. t.; Comstock, I. e.; Lawry (capt.), q.; Morrison, r. h. b.; Leathers, I. h. b.; Hughes, f. b. Manager-Leathers. Mica (Indianpolis, Ind.), 32; Junior League (Indianapolis,), 0 . Mica-( Regular t .eam). Junior League-Hopkin.), r. e.; Ken ton, r. t.; Cagon, r. g.; Henry, c.; Bachelor, 1. g.; Bosler, 1. t.; Chestnut (capt.), 1. e.; Waddle, q.; Hamilton, r. h. b.; Simpson, I. h. b.; Pyle, f. b. Manager-Waddle. Marshall (St. Louis, Mo.), IO; Zacher Institute (St. Louis, Mo.), o. Marshall-Winston, r. e.; Darwin, r. t.; Ward, r . g.; Collins , c.; Campbell , 1. g.; Butler, 1. t.; Caluber, I. e.; Hazzard, q.; Bieder m a n (mgr.), r. h. b. ; King (capt.), I. h. b. ; Carroll, f. b. Zacher Institute-Frynn, Stein, r. e.; Dooley, r. t.; Blades, r. g.; Ghio, c.; Hatch, Mi kins, I. g . ; Harrison, Hotes, I. t.; Glark, Simon, I. e.; Riley, q. ; Hart, r. h. b. ; Roth, I. h. b.; Young, f. b. ManagerBiederman. Marshall (St. Louis, Mo.), 30; Catiwisha Tigers (Catiwisha, Mo.), o. . Mar shall-( Regular team). Catiwisha Tigers-Reynolds, r. e.; Ennis, r. t.; Garby, r. g.; Uthoff, c.; Lands, I. g.; Kerman, 1. t.; Rose, I. e.; Tonie, q.; Esine, r. h. b.; Atman, 1. h. b.; Rople, f. b . Manager-Biederman.' Parkside (West Philadelphia), o; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 20. Parkside-A. Wilson, r. e.; R. Aris on, r. t.; H. Diason, r. g.; W. L e hman, c.; F. Wallace, 1. g.; G. Johnson, I. t.; G. Helms, I. e.; C. Arlt, q.; S. Griffing, r. h. b.; H. Baxter, I. h. b.; J. Yeager, f. b. Manager-H. Baxter. Tip Top-R. Naze!, r. e.; A. Macintire, r. t.; W. Staupher, r. g.; H. Wright, c.; ]. Warner, I. g.; W. Eberly, I. t.; N. Eberly, I. e.; P. Miller, q.; A. Sheldon, r. h . b.; C. Hughes, I. h. b.; L Wright, f. b. Manager-L. Wright. Parkside (West Philadelphia), 5; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 40. Parkside-( Regular team). Tip Top-R. Naze!, r. e.; A. Mac Intire, r. t.; W. Staupher, r. g.; H. Wright, c.; J. Warner, 1. g.; C. Hugh es, 1. t.; N. Eberly, I. e.; W. Eberley, q.; A. Sheldon, r . h. b.; P. Miller, I. h. b.; L. Wright, f. b. Manager-L. Wright. Medallion (Los Angeles, Cal.), 17; Glendale (Glendale), o. Medallion-Burnert Stephens, r. e.; Walter Roberts. r. t. Tahnol Bradley, r. g.; E. Royes, Wilson, c.; C. Finch, 1. g.; Mor ris, I. t.; Ridder, I. e.; Winnie Page, q.; Wayne, Macy, r. h. b.; Snyder, I. h. b.; R. A. Page, f. b. Glendale-Elsor, r. e.; Joss, r. t.; West, r. g.; Chartress, c.; Mooney, I. g.; Philips, I. t.; Hayes and Mason, I. e. ; Martin and Phyle, q. ; Abbert, r. h. b.; Dillon, I. h. b.; Fishel, f. b. Manager-R. A. Page. Medallion (Los Angeles, Cal.), 44; Scrubs (Los Angeles), o. Medallion-( Regular team). Scrubs-West, r. e.; Florentine, r . t.; Perne, r . g.; Weston, c.; Lawson, 1. g.; Argaz, I. t.; Muff, I. e.; Hoffman, q.; A Bradley, r. h. b.; Stephens, I. h. b.; Mutty, f. b. Manager-R. A. Page. Oakland A. C. (Bayside, L . I.), lSi Resolute (New York City), o. Oakland A. C.-Boelke, r. e.; A. Roe, r. t.; J. Clarke, r. g.; Camm on, c.; H. Roe, I. g. ; Seegroatt, I. t.; G. Clark, I. e. ; Otfen, q.; Johnston, r. h . b.; L. Roe, I. h . b.; Harkens, f. b . ManagerF. A. Boelke. Resolutc-(Names of Resolute players were not obtained.). _.

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TIP TOP WEEKLY. Crimson Tigers (\Baltimore, Md.), 33; Merriwell A. A. (Balti more, Md.), o. Ci:imson Tigers-Jim Gregory, r. e.; Myers, r. t.; Hilbert, r. g.; Campbc;ll, c.; Roberts, I. g,; B. Hooper, I. t.; J. Johnson, I. e.; Gus Hooper, q.; H. Bredhall, r. h . b.; Ray Stacy, Hatton, I. h. b.; W. Bridball, f. b. Merriwell A. A-Freitag, r. e . ; Lee Hatton, r . t.; Richards, r. g.; Wilkerson, c.; Gately, I. g.; Frankenberg, l. t.; Streeter, I. e.; Dei se, q.; Homan, r. h. b.; , T.aylor, I. h. b.; King, . b. Manager-K Campbell. Crimson Tigers (Baltimore, Md.), 16; Shawnee Tigers-(Baltimore, Md.), 6. Crimson Tigers-(Regular team). Shawnee Tigers-(Refused to give line-up. Manager-R. Campbell. Eagles (Whitestone, N. Y.), II; St. Gabriels (New York City), o. Eagles-H. Messer, r. e.; C. Hettrich, r. t.; P. Hettrich, r. g.; F. G e ntner, c.; F. Hopp, I. g.; G. Dickson, I. t ;. A. Rodes, I. e.; C. Hopper, q.; H. A. Willmott, r. h. b.; Jim Chaera, I. h. b.; T. Rick, f. b. Manager-P. Hettrich. St. Gabriels-A. Carll, r. e.; L. Mill e r, r; t.; A . Hortheim, r. g.; R. Posthauer, c.; L. Vivian, 1. g.; G. Gray, I. t.; L. Trilsch, I. e.; 0. Pomerhy, q.; K. Ruths, r. h . b.; F. Rolfs, I. h. b.; A. Scheran,_ f. b. Manager-R. Posthauer. , Woods ide (Woodside), 13; Nutley (Nutley), 5. Woodside-Bishop , r. e.; Coeyman, r . t.; A. Gies, r. g.; Ells, c . ; Kratt, I. g.; Brown, I. t.; H. Gies, . ! .e.; Rhodes, q.; Hoag, r. h. b.; Morton, I. h. b:; Jacobus, f. b. Nutley-Bates, r. e.; Booth, r. t.; Bayes, r. g : ; Rue, c.; Clark, I. g.; Bassfort, I. t.; Blui;n, !. e.; Workman, q.; Kaufmann, r. h . b.; Ackerman, I. h . b.; Young, f. b. Manager-N. Rue. Keystone (Manayunk), o; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 22. Keystone-Owen, Maguire, r . e.; Wm. Magel, r. t.; J . Madden, r. g.; .Jay MacMichol, c.; R. Lear, I. g.; H. Lawson, I. t.; W. Schoenely , I. e.; John Landon, q.; A. Knox, r. h. b.; H. Jones, I. h. b.; Fred Pie rce, f. b. Manager-F. Pierce. Tip Top-R. Narvel,_ r. e.; A. Macinti re, r. t.; 'vV. Staupher, r. g.; H. Wright, _ c". '. J. I. g.; Hughes, I. t.; W. _Eberly, L e.; N. Eberly, q., P. Miller, r . h, b., A. Sheldon, I. h. b., L. Wright, f. b. Ma n-ager-L. Wright. \ , • : Ve spe r (Camden), 2; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 37. Vesper-T. Rolierts, r. e.; G. Snyder, r. t.; C. Mellon, r. g.; J. Martin, c.; Jos. Weaver,•!. g.; E. Mellon, I. t.; C. Melrose, I. e.; Wal. Webster, q.; John McGraw, r. h. b.; H. Hughes, I. h. b.; Leon Marshall, f. b. Manager-T. Roberts. Tip Top-R. Naze!, r . e . ; A. Maclntire, r . t. ; 'vV. Staupher, r . g. ; H. Wright, c . . ; J. Warner, I. g.; C. . Hughes, I. t.; W. Eberly, I. e.; N. Eberly, q.; P. Miller, r. h. b.; A. Sheldon, I. h. b.; L. f Wright, f. b. Man-ager-L. Wright. • Bates (MortonJ Pa.), 6; Tip Top 27. Bates-C. Mac Tague, r. e.; ]. Oswald, r . t.; R. Smith, r. g.; R. Morrow,! c . ; B. Rommel, I. g.; G. Gilbert, I. t.; I. Stockton, I. e.; H. MacCain, q.; J. Wallace, r. h. b.; R. Griffith , l.1h. b.; F. Lynch, f. b. Manager-B. Rommel. Tip Top-R. Naze!, r. c.; A. Maclntire, r. t . ; .w. Stauphe r, r. g.; H . Wright, c . ; H. Warner, I. g.; C. Hughes, I. t.; N. Eberly , I. e.; W . Eberly, q.; A. Sheldon, r. h. b.; P. Miller, I. h. b . ; L. Wright, f. b. Manager-L. Wright Belmpnt (West Philadelphia), o; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 40. Belmont-Joseph Jackson, r. e.; Charles Hyde, r. t.; H. Gray, r. g.; Joseph Duggan, c.; Bernard Dougherty, I. g.; Charl es Crimmin, l. t.; George Burk, I. e.; James McKenna, q.; David Steelman, r. h. b.; H . Walter, I. h. b.; J oh n Power, f. b. Man. ager-Jo. Jackson. Tip Top-R. Naze!, r. e.; A. Macintire, r . t.; W. Staupher, r. g . ; H. Wright, c.; J. Warner, I. g.; C. Hughes, l. t.; W. Eberly1 l. e . ; N. Eberly, q.; P. Miller, r. h. b.; A. Sheldon, 1. h. b.; L. Wright, f. b. Manager-L. Wright. Crescent (Philadelphia), o; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 25. Crescent-A. Forbes, r . e.; A. Wright, r. t.; L. M o rrisy, r. g . ; f . Hayes, c.; G. Swallow, 1 g.; R. Long, 1. t.; . F. Mitchell, I. e.; L. D avis, q.; H. Myres, r. h. b.; M. Woodford, I. h. b.; C. Hami l ton, f . b . Manager-H. Myres. Tip Top-R. Naze!, r . e.;' 'ft.. Maclntire, r: t.; W. Staupher, r. g.; H. Wright, c . ; J . Warner , I. g.1 C. H u ges, 1. t.; N. I. e . ; W. Eberly, q . ; A. Shel<).on, \ b. b.1 P . Miller , 1. h. b.; L. wright, f. b. Manager L. Wright. "Waverly (Camden), s; Tip Top (Philadelphia), 17. 1 " i\Vavci:ly_;:.A. Hartsell, r . e . ; L . . Lume l y, r. t.; B. Taylor, r . g.; & Seam en, c.; M . Bryson, 1. g.; W . Sommers, I. t.; H. Scholl, I. I T. Ryan, q . ; A. Lawlor, r. h. b. ; Cambel!, I. h . b. ; B . . f. b. -Manager R. Lawlor. Tip Top-R. Naze!, r. e.; r, YI .... Stauphe r , r. g.; H. Wright; c.; J. Warner, 1. g.; C. Huges, I. t.; N. Eberly, I. e.; W. Ebe r ly, q.; A. Sheldon, r. h . b.; P. Miller, I. h. b . ; L. Wright, f. b. Manager-L. Wright. B. 0. A. (Ogdensburg, N. Y.), II; Depew A. C. (Ogdensburg), o. B. 0. A.-Larry Locklin, r. e.; Lee Maverick, r. t.; Dick Dangerfield, r. g . ; Grimesy, c.; Chip Conway, I. g.; Caleb Spaulding, I. t.; Joe Rockwood, I. e.; Dick Carr, q . ; Buck Badger, r. h. b.; Pauf Clifton, I. h. b.; Dart Keenan, f. b. D e pew A. C.-:George Horneck, r. e.; F. Miller, r. t.; W. Hildebrand, r. g . ; D. Cope l a nd, c.; H. Black, I. g.; B. Schriefer, I. t . ; M. L om as, I. e.; Harry Diehl, q.; Arnold Kroll., r. h. b.; H. Knever, I. h. b.; Frank Gabrielson, f. b. Manager-Dart Ke e nan. Covington (Youngstown, 0.), o; First Elm (Youngstown), ro. Covington-Lodwick, r. e.; Lawson, r. t : ; Thompson, r . g.; Cartwright, c.; Faust, I. g.; Sims, I. t.; Hyland, I. e.; McLean (capt.), q.; Sugden and Travis, r. h. b.; Beddow and Corson, I. h. b.; J o n es, f. b. Manager-Beddow. Firs t Elm-Alexander, r. e.; F. Shields, r. t.; Lamont, r . g.; Motgan, c.; J. Shield, I. g.; Berry, I. t . ; Watzs taff, I. e.; Smith, q . ; Edwards, r . h. b.; Mylot, I. h. b.; Bowers, f. b. Manager-Bowers. Royal (Milwaukee, Wis.), 23; Stone Hill (Milwaukee), o . Royal-R. Marean, r. e.; J. Kullm a n , r. t.; A. Briedenback, r. g.; A. Asmut.h, c.; W. Heller, l. g . ; ]. Schafiein, I. t. ; R. Fucllerman, I. e.; V. M ill e r, q.; E. Voss, r. h . b.; A. Daniels, I. h. b.; <::;. Schuttenburg, f. b. Manager-R. Fuelleman. Stone Hill-Cooke, r . e.; Chapin, r. t.; Bloodgood, r. g.; Reimer, c.; Prince, I. g. ; Dittmer, I. t.; Pollock, I. e.; Quin, q.; E. Stone, r. h. b.; H. Stone, I. h. b.; G . Stone, f. b. Manager-E. Stone. E. St. 2d T. (Youngstown, 0.), o ; Cov St. (Youngstown), 8 . E. St. 2d T.-McGonigle, r. e.; T . Wilson, r. t.; Lamont, r. g.; Hiney, c.; Shields, I. g . ; Wilso n, I. t.; Bowers, I. e.; tawson, q.; Bonnel, r. H. b . ; Kennedy, I. h . b. ; Boyle, f. b. Manager-Taylor \Vilson. Cov St.-Beddow, r. e.; Morgan, r. t.; Franklin, r. g.; Merwin, c.; Silvis, I. g.; Bergman, I. t.; Cartwright, l. c.; Faust, q.; Wilkoff, r. h. b.; J ames , l. "h. b . ; Lodwi ck, f. b. Manager--S . H . . Beddow. I Amphion (Brooklyn), o; Visitation (Brooklyn), o. Amphion-A. Miller, r. e.; Murphy, r . t.; Hesser, r. g.; McCar thy c.; Noethling, l. g.; W. Miller, I. t . ; Connors,.!. e.; Weill, q.; r. h. b.; Montelaip . I. h . b.; Gerkin, f. b. VisitationDawson, r. e.; Williams, r. t.; \'\Tard, r . g.; Brierton, c . ; T. Lynch, !. g.; McCJoskey, !. t. ; Patterson, I. e.; Burke, q.; J. Lynch, r. h. b.; Kelly, I. h. b.; Coffey , f. b. Manager-F. S. Stone . 2d High School (Ha1mibal, Mo.), IO; Central School, o. Second High School-Millard, r. e.; Clayton, r . t.; Phillips, r . g.; Hall or Eichenberger, c.; Williams, I. g.; Loomis, I. t.; I. e.; Foster, q.; Knichton, r. h . b.; L a b sa ys, I. h. b.; Sche1dker, f. b. Manager-R. M. Clayton. Central School-Cash, r. e.; Mc Crary, r. t.; Brunz, r. g.; Bush, c.; Kaup, I. g.; Logan, I. t.; E. Smith, !. e.; Donnellson, q.; A. Smith, r . . h. b.; H . Smith, I. h. h.; Knighton, f. b. 2cl High School (Hannibal, Mo .), 5; r s t High School , o . Second High School-(Regular team.) First High SchoolE. Smith, r. e.; Collins, r. t. ; Kaup, r . g.; Eichenberger, c.; Brunz I. g.; Whaley, I. t.; H. Smith, I. e.; A . Smith, q.; Logan, . r. h. b.; Myers, I. h . , b.; Richart, f. b. Manager-R. M. Clayton . 2d High School (Hannibal, Mo.), s; rst High School. 5. Secon • d High School-(Regular team.) Manager-R. M . Clay ton. First High School-Hamerick1 r. e.; Clement, r. Bush, . r: g.; Eichenberger, c.; Brunz, I. g.; Whaley? I. t . ; Sm 1th, I. c.; Smith, q . ; Logan, r. h. b.; Myers, I. h. b.; Richart, f. b . Tigers (New Orleans), 48; Caseys (New Orleans), o. Tigers-R. Duggan, r. e.; 0. Chanfrau, r . t.; H. Benedict, r. g.; E. Burbank, c.; K. Hardy, I. g . ; H. Graham, I. t.; A. Calognc, I. e.; C. Porch, q.; R. Schwartz . r. h. b.; A. Hynson, I. h . .b.; T. Hardy, f. b. Manager-T. Hardy. Caseys-J. Marks , r. e.; F. Byrnes, r. t.; B. Murphy , r. g.; S. Marks, c.; P . Ca sey, I. g.; P. Jackson, I. t.; C. Casey, l. e.; B. Cole, q.; A. DeFa1tes, r. h. b.; C. Roberts, I. h. b.; T. Cas ey , f . b . Manager-T. Casey. 3d Team (Hartford City, Ind.), o; City (Penneiller), o. 3d Team-Cantwell, r. e.; Scott, r. t.; Macdonnel, r. g.; Stewart, c.; Bronnay, I. g.; Rutter, I. t.; Hollenh_ea_d, I. Jordan, q , ; Stewart, r. h . b . ; S<;11mon, I. h. b.; W1lhams . on, f . b. Manager....:....Orland Hunter. City--_-, r. e.; --, r. t; Sutton, r. g.; Fink, c. ;.Oppenheim, I. g.; Ryan, I. t.; Johnson, I. e.; Hillman, .q.; Hickey, r. h. b.; I : h. b . ; Hudson! f. b. Manager-Hillmap., . 0 . , P . C. Md.),_ 6; T'*gers (Canto.11, Mq,)1 . o . Montford A. C.-J. Smith, r . e . , -H. Rhynes, r . t. f W. Houb,

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TIP TOP WEEKLY. Buck Murray, r. g.; ]. Tucker, e.; A. Hohman, L g.; Wilkinson, I. t.; W. Deaver, I. e.; E. Tankersley, q.; Tom Marshall, r. h. b.; H. Hofmeister, I. h. b.; Dick <;opper, . b. Tigers-Meurer, r. r. t.; Leach, r. g.; Burkeh c.; Williams, I. g.; Hohn, I. t.; Bull, I. e.; Heise, q.; Gre<'ne, r. . b.; Little, I. h. b.; Tyson, f. b. Manager-II. Hofmdster. Mor.tford A. C. (Baltimore, Md .), 12; Shawnee Tigers (Walbrook, Md.), o. Montford A. C.-(Regular team.) Shawnee Tigers-Moser, r. e . ; Pippen, r. t.; Denslow, r. g . ; Gamphor, c.; Carron, I. g.; Wolf, I. t.; Mettle, I. e.; Willis, q.; Dunn, r. h. b.; Drate, I. h . b.; White, f. b. Manager-H. Hofmeister. Montford A. C. (Baltimore, Md.), 37; Fayette A. C. (Baltimore), o. Montford A. C.-(Regular team.) Fayette A. C .-(Would not their iine-up.) Manager-H. Hofmeister. Montford A . C. (Baltimore, Md.), 17; Patterson Indians (Patterson Park Md.), o. Montford A. C.-(Regular team.) Patterson Indians-Sheller, r. e.; Brown1 • r. t.; Mahon, r . g.; Williams, c.; Kirwin, I. g.; Brenel, I. t.; V\o'atson, I. e.; Wagner, q.; Welsh, r. h. b.; Reis, I. h. b.; Hudson, f. b. Manager-Henry Hofmeister. Fardale. Jrs. (Lorin, Cal.), 5; California, Jrs. (Lorin, CaL.), o. Fardalet Jrs.-Waterbury, r . e.; Murphy, r. t.; Monson, r. g. ; Dow, c.; Mincher, I. g.; Trimelman, I. t.; Bonner, I. e . ; Meagreer, q.; )ay capt.), r. h. b.; Willis;!. h. b.; Thomas Streib,. b. California, Jrs.-Hansen, r. e.; Wat erles, r. t.; Johnson, r. g.; Coombs, c. ; Milton, I. g. ; Hamilton, I. t. ; 1.. e. ; Street, q. ; Harns porn, r. h. b . ; Jones, I. h. b. ; Taylor, f . b . Manager-Thomas w. Streib. • Fardalc, Jrs. (Lorin, Cal.), 44; Red Dogs (Lorin, Cal.), o. Fardale, Jrs.-(Regular team.) Red Dogs-Wright, r. c.; Hansen, r. . ; Harmon, r. g.; Monsen, c.; Hansoms, I. g.; Lane soms, I. t.; Van, I. e.; Thurmon, q . ; Horivell, r. h. b.; Hensen, I. h. b.; Howerd, f . b. Manager-Thomas Streib. Brompton (Chicago, 111.), 21; Sheridan (Chicago, Ill.), o. Brompton-T. Flavin, r. e . ; C. Segebarth, r. t.; ]. Fergus, r. g.; F. Segebarth, c. ! E. I. g.; 1: Olson, I. t.; C . I. e.; J. Scgebarth, q., A. Srmth, r. h . b., ]. Carden, I. h. b . , H . Lundquist, f. b. Manager-Charles Miller. Sheridan-G. Krat:se, r. e.; H. Banemont, r. t . ; L. Olson, r .g.; ). Leonard, c.; C. Verterline, I. g.; C. Harry, I. t.; C. Johnson, I. e.; A. Pierce, q.; L. Sauer, r ! h. b.; ] .. Carter, I. h. b.; C. Cotrell, f. b . Ma:iager-L. Sauer. Bro:npton (Chicago, Ill.), 50; Lake Shore (0.Jicago, II!.), o. Brornpton-(Regular Miller .. Lake Shore-R Patterson, r. e., . arren Wngh., r. t., 0. Gunt1ock, r. (; {ohn Leonard, c.; 'vValtcr Guntlock, 1. g.; Otto Guntlock, I. t.; Car Veterline, 1 . e.; ). Dudley, q.; C. Ebert, r. h. b.; ). Johnson, I. h. b.; H. Harder,/. b. Manager-Carl Ebert. Brompton (Chicago, Ill.), 42; Pbe Groves (Chicago, Ill.)i,. o. Brompton-(Regular team.) Manager-Charles . Miller. .l:'ine Groves-C. Homes, r. e.; M. Calaway, r. t.; Palm, r. g , ; C. Ken!, c.; R. Harsfielt, I. g.; Hans 1. t.; E. Toom< , l . I. e.; Phil Wray, q.; 0. Johnson, r. h. h.; W. ttill, I. h. b.; C. Y.:orr!a, f. b. Manager-M. Palm. Lions (Burlington, Vt.), 66; Murrys (Burlington, Vt.), o. Lions-Lasseque, r. e. McRea and McCormick, r. t.; McAullffe, r. g.; Spear, c.; Bland, L g.; Sawyer, I. t.; Bl. air, I. o:.; Kelley, q.; Bumnell, r. h. b.; Chausse, I. li. b.; McConmck nnd McRea, f. b. Manager-R Kelley. :Murrys-Day, r. e.; G:ay, r. t.; Russell, r. r-,.t Allen, c. ; Ran nerd, I. g. ; Wright, I. t. ; Lee, I. e. ; Thor:ns, q.; vrant, r . h. b.; Weller, I. h. h.; Murry, f. b. Lions (Burlington, Vt.), 12; Golden Stars (Burlington, Vt.), " Lions-(Regular team.) Manager-R. Kelley. G olc!en Stars -H. Denton, r. e.; R. Clark, r. t.; B. Easte, r . g.; E. Powl'.rs, c.; O. Halli I. g.; E. Dawto n, I. t.; B. Stanton, I. e.; K. Powers, "; B. Frazier, r. h. b.; B. Kelley (capt.), I. h. b.; R. Thomas,!. b. Lions (Burlington, Vt.), 49; American (Burlington, Vt.), o. Lions-(Regular team.) Manager-Roswell Kelley. American -Martin1 r. e.; r. t.; Hathaway, r. g.; Allen, c. i Mor1_an, L g. ; Qumn, I. t. ; Pnor, I. e. ; Scott, q. ; W amer, r. h. D. ; S1111th, L h. b.; Bullock (capt.), f. b. Llon111 JBurlington, Vt), 16; Indiana (Burlington, o. Lions-Regular team. Mana'l.er-R I(el!e . . Ind!ans--L.iurlea P., r. e. ; enry Z., r. t.; c.t.': g. ; W 11fie Mc., c. : Fred N., 1. ,If;, John B., l. t.; M., I. c. ; wlllie B., q,.; Friu B .. r. h. b.; '.\\ illic D .. 1. h. b.; Eddio T. (capt.), f. b. (Camden, N. J.), 18; Macklin, Jn. (C.mdcn), o. Smith, r. e.; P. Stone, r. t.; E. Stewart, r. S; T. Snlnon, c . ; B. McDonald, !. g.; W. Campbell, I. t.; R Cle mcr:ts, !. I!.; R. Whytes, q.; H. Stratton, r. h. b.; G. Johnson, !. h. b.; C. Rose, f. b. Macklin, J rs.-C Williams r. c.; H. Dal-;, r . t.; L. Fox, r. g.; F. Deitrich, c.; R. Schmidt, I. g.; 0. Schmidt, l. t.; W. Winton, !. (•; C. J!alloway, q.; G. Mundy, r. . h. b.; P. Brown, !. I:. b.; H. Wi;ylan, f. b. Mana ger-H Hart. Columbias (Camden), 20; Star A. C .(Philadelphiat, o. Coiumbias-(Re gt:lar team.) Manager-C. Taylor. ::itar A. C.-F. Fowler, r. e.; G. Mo rgan, r. t.; B. Smith, r. g.; H. Hester, c.; W. Poweli, I. g.; D. Vance, !. t.; T. Williams, I. e.; A. Sy! . v'cstcr, q.; H. Managenn, r. h. b.; M. Vissial, I. h. b.; J. Vincient, f. b. Managcr-F. Adams. Colun:bios (Camden), 25; Camden A. C. (Camden), o. Colt:mbias --(Regular team.) Manager-C. Taylor. Camdcn A . . C.-B. Black, r. c.; F . Steinway, r. t.; L. Powers, r. g.; L. W :Ison, c . . : W. West? I. g.; West, I. t.; H. Rambo, I. e.; D . Murdock, q . ; A. Curtis, r. h. b.; R Ackley, I. h. b.; M. Ross, f. b. Mar:age r-B. Cable. Elmwoods (Chi01go), 48; Zibbias (Chicago), o. Elmwoods-F. O'Connell, r. e.; B. Slcillard, r. t.; J . Moran, r . g . ; T. Brown, c.; E. Wilson, I. g . ; F . Eighne, I. t.; T. Crowe I. e.1 E. Far!{o_, q .. ; S . eenhut, r. h . h.; J: Lamkin, I. h. b.; B. Wilson, f. b. Zibbms--G1lson, r. e.; Hardmg, r. t. ; Flemming r. g.; Callahan, c.; McAvoy, I. g.; Silversmith, L t.; Quantrel\ L c.1 Swift, q.; Traxell, r. h. b.; Heighmen, I. h. b . ; f. b. Strong A. C. (New Haven), o; Cedar Hill (New Haven) ,f6. Strong A. C.-A. Dibble, r. e.; F. O ' Neil, r. t.; F. Shanley, ;. g.; T. Babcock, c.; A. Johnson, I. g.; F. Redman, I. t.; F. Mahler, l. e.; I. Brennan, q.; G . Gauchet, r. h. b.; H. 1. h. b.; W. Kirshner, f. b. Cedar Hills-W. Newman, r. e.; ). Canavan, r. t.; H. Fow!er, r. g.; ]. Hughes, .c.; W. Forsland, I. g.; H. Miller, I. t.; W . Fitzgerald, I. e.; W. Hicks, q.; Jos. Durso (capt.), r. h . b.; Jos. Meskill , I. h. b.; Jos. Rocke, f. b. Manager-Tony Durso. Lilacs (New Haven), o; Cedar Hills (New Haven) 51. Lilacs-W. Kirby, r. e.; R. Johnson, r . t.; ]. r. g.; F. Healy, S. Benson, I. g.; W. Neauman, I. t.; F. l. c.; R. Gilbert, q.; ). Campbell, r. h. b.; P. I. h. b.; W. Rudolph, f. lb. Cedar Hills-(Regular team.) Man;r.irerTony Durso. Betts A. C. (Stamford, Conn.) t o; Cedar Hills ( New Ha.ven, Conn.J, 29. Betts A. C.-B. Mi;:Govern, r. c.; H. Swanson, T. t.; J. Duggan, r. g.; M . Connolly, c.; W. Daly, I.. g.; H. Rost, L t.; G. Fitzmorris, I. e.; A. Gregori, q.; N. Gregori, r. h. b . ; D. Mack, I. h. b.; A. Fahy, f. b. Cedar Hills-(Regulat team.) Manager-Tony Durso. Border A. A. (West Newton, Mass.), 30; Brighton (Brichton, ' Mass.), o. Border A. A.-Frank Bannon, r. c. ; John Dunleavy, r. t. G. Glea son_, r. g.; William Kent, c.; James McMahon, L g.; McNeil, I. t.; A_rthur Lane, I. c.; Edward Dunkan, q.; Jamea Bird, r. h. b. ; Patnck Duncan, I. h . b. ; John Donahoe, f. b. Manager-tohn. Donahoe. Brightens-John Foley, r. c.; M. Feeney, r. t.; Shikes, r. g. ; M. Hare, c. ; F. Tqomas, I. g.; Joe Fanning, 1. t.; . I. c. ; W. Holloran, q. ; ). Blaisdell, r. h. b.; F. Burgen, I. h. b., J. Saunders, f. b. Manager-James Doogle. • Highfiyers (Davenport, Ia.), as; Gordon's Clean-Ups (Rldridre, Ill.). o. Highfiyers-H. Young, r. c.; W. Thompson, r . t.; H. Grell , r. g.; Lucas, c.; Young, .1. g.; H. I. t..; W. He11nin11, I. c., W. Orth, q., H. Gerbs, r. h. b., H. Hennmgs, I. h. b.; J. Fries, f. b. Mana ger-1:!. Hennings. Go_rdon's Clean-Ups..:..O. Slattery, r e.; ). Haverstick, r. t.; L . Brunmg, r . g.; G . Kochler, c.; R. Goos, I. g.; F. Gordon, I. t.; W. Macher, I. e.; H. McNcr vin, q.; A. Heuck, r. h . b.; C. Baker, I. h. b.; R Tillman, f. b . Gordon. White Stara (Newark, 0.)1 20; Southerns (Newark, O.), o. White Stars-Ory r c. Louis Piper, r. t.; Peri, T. J ; Jimmie Kmgl c.; Fred Secord, 1. g.; Frank Hopp L t.; Charlea Waginheim, . e.; Jimmie Morgan, q.; Karl RunbolcL r. b. b.; Bud Paterson, L h. b. i Sam Avery, f. b. A. Reinbold. Southerna-W!li Sex, r. e.; Theodore Rembold, r. t. Frank Belmer, r. g . ; Red Hurbough, c. ; Rhoul Baird, I. I' Fftzgerald• I. t.; Bert Redman, I. e.; Bud Bender, !. :;( r. h. b. ; J obn Odell. L h. b.; Ray Baird. f. b. .D4anq Baird.

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, QUE$TION::._A_f'llC)_ GOSSIP OF THE GRIDIRON. The Princeton Tigers have not recovered fro m the shaking up they got in t h e game with Columbia, and several players have been laid o ff during this week's practice. The Harvard 'Varsity elev en is still in a weak cond itio n owing to the abs ence of the regulars who are on the hospital li st. Jones and Bowditch are laid up with strained t e ndons, while Glyndon is bruised and sore a s the result of the Brown &'ame. A tremendous sha ke-up in the ranks of the University of Iowa football eleven is unde r discu ssio n as the result' of the slaughter of the Hawkeye t eam by Minnesota last Saturday. There i s n o particular condemnation of the Hawkeye team or its individual members, but it i s broadly asserted by leading fans of Iowa City and the university that the men are not pla ced where they are cap able of doing the most goo d to t he eleven. . With the W isco n si n-Mi c hi ga n ga m e to be fou ght, the coaches of the respe cti ve teams a re c oming in for much of the t:tlk about the big game. In manner, conversation and phys ical make-up, Yost and King a r c radically different. Yost is enthusiastic and communi cative; I<;ing is conservative and taciturn. Yost is tall and l oosely although fine ly , propo r tioned; King is small in stature and compact. Yost thinks of nothing but football and like s .to talk it; King likes almost any other subj e ct better. For the first time s'ince the Wisconsin team has begun to round into champio n ship form sp ectators were admitted to Camp Randall and five hundred loyal rooters took advantage of the opportunity to get a line o n the work of the team. Those who saw the practice feel much m ore co nfident tha n they did as to the outco m e of the game with t he wolverines. Coach King even admi tted that the work o f the m e n was good a t times, but still claims that th ey do not play fast ball all of the time. In order to strength e n tht': chances of defeating Columbia, the Pennsylvania football coaches 'may change Captain Gardner from hal f-back to tackle . The weak est spot i n the Quaker lin e all the year h as been right tackle. That is where Annap olis and Brown made t heir greatest gains, and Bucknell found it a vuln e r a ble P.osition. Captain Gardner weighs 180 pounds, and coaches think he has the making of an ideal tackle . If he is played in the lin e he could, in the Pennsylvania syste m of offen se, carry the ball just as effectively as from half-b ack. Coach Hoskins, the man who is thi s fall directin g the campaign of Bucknell's football e l even, t h e team that defeated the Carlis le Indians just before the latter beat C o rnell, is very san g uine, fo r some unknown reason, about Yale's prowess this fall. In Philadelphi a t he othe r day he had thi5 to say: "The Indians are very strong, but I think Cornell is normally stronger. P ennsylvania will h ave lots of trouble with the redskins this y ea r. Yale will turn the tables on Harvard year, and will also beat Princeton. Both games will be hard fou ght, but the Blue has the team that will win. Harvard and Princeton are about equal." . The Yale team is now passing through the crucial period of its season . The team is, as yet, far from being decided upon, and this is keeping back the development of the te am as a whole. The two e nds. one tackle and full-back are still in doubt, and it now looks as if another fortnight would pass before they are settled upon. . Behind the lin e, the problem of se lec t i o n is not so difficult to solve. Chadwick will take left half, and eith e r Ward, Pre st o n, Allen or Farmer right ha!(, all o f them b eing strong play e rs of about average ability. Bow man and Farmer are fighting it out at full-back, with the chances in favor of the former. • KICKED GOAL FROM FIFTY-YARD LINE. The Bethany team defeated the Ottawa Univer sity team by a score of 17 to 5 . . The game was noted for one of the greate st place kicks on r ecord. It w a s made hy K e rns. Ottawa's left tackle. The B a pti s ts had pla yed a hard but losing game. The ball was on the fifty-yard line, with but thre e minutes to play. Kerns attempte d a place kick, and sent the pigskin ea sily ab ove the crossbeam. It was the onl y score m:tde by the Bapt i sts, as the Swedes outwei ghed and outplayed them. A new departure in Wisconsin football i s lik ely to be seen in the Michigan game. Coach King is training the team ir. a number o f trick pl a ys, with which he to. surprise the Vv'olverines. This is something new for King, for he always reli e d on straight footlnll for hi> gains, \l'ith only an occasiona l quarter-back kick or dcl:tyed p a ss to relieve the monotony. The change in policy is explained by the comparative weakness in the Wis consin offense this year and the necessity of combining strategy and strength in order to make eff ective gai ns. Yale coaches have made a wholesale shift in the team. Coffin, who has been r ight tack l e all the yea r , h as been d e posed, Charles Rafferty, who reported for. the first time, taking his place. Rafferty h as h ad a sc h olars hip condition. Tom Shevlin, o i Minneap olis , the freshman who h as been tried out at end but made a poor impressio n , was shifted back to tackle. Hamlin was given ce n ter, afte( having been tried at guard and tackl e all the fall. Go rdon Brown, captain in 1900, de c ided to stay two weeks . He took charge of Kinney, another freshman, who has been making a good fight for tackle. Prof. Fourmen: I have reaa Tip Top fro m :N"o. l up to date, and think it the b est book published. I have been very much in terested in your Physical Culture Department, and thank you for the good you h ave done me through it. The following were my measurements six months ago: Age, fourteen years eleven months; we ight, 108Y, pounds, stripped; hei g ht, 5 feet 3 2-5 inches; n ec k, 12 3-5 inches; chest expanded, 33.3 ipches; chest normal, 3I.1 inches; waist, 27 . 1 inches; right arm, 9-4 inch es; left a rm, 8.9 inches; ri g h t thigh, 17 4-5 inches; left thi g h, 1 7 3-5 inches; right calf, 12 4-5 inches; left calf, 12 3-5 inches; heart r ate, 78 ; •lung capacity, 178 c u bic inches; pull up four times . What is the dip exercise? What should be done to take redness out of nose? Is it harmful to go swimmin g when one has nose trouble? The following are my presen t measurements: Age, fi( t ee n years fiye months; . l 15 pounds, stripped; h eight, feet 4 2-5 111ches; neck, 12.7 mches; chest expanded.' 34-7 inches; chest normal, 32 .3; waist, 28 inches; right arm, 9.7 inches; left arm, 9.3 inches; right thigh, 18.4 inches; left thigh, 18

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, TIP TOP WEEKLY . f 31 inch es; calf, 12.9 inchts; left, calf , 12.7; h e .;irt r'l:t e , , . Ne ck , 14.!4 inc hes; ch , est normal , .,32 inches;.-chest 35 lu n g 200 . cubic lnch e s ;,. pull , up fou,r times. H oping i n ches ; waist, 3 0 i nc hes; lef t thigh, l8:J1i inche s ; rjght thigh, l8Y, to see t his ii1"print next week , I remain, a Tip Top admire r, inch es ; l eft cal( 14)4 inche s ; ri ght calf, 14 in c h es ; right upper • W. ] . a rm, uY, i nch es; left upp e r arm, nY,; le:ft forearm , . lOY,; right Y o u ' n a ve shown a vast improvement in your me asure m e n ts. for earm, IOY,; b o th wri s t s , 7 inch e s each. I play half-back on a The redn ess of your nos e i s prob a bly due to indig est i on , but i f foo t b all t ea m ; fir s t ba s e on a baseball rline, play h o ckey, running v e ry marke d and you have any troubl e of any kind with y our h i g h jump, 4 feet 3 inches; standing bro a d jump, 8 feet; can n os e , I advi s e y our consulting a physician . Swimming i s s o m e, run loo y a rd s in 12 seconds; h a lf mil e in 2 mi1mtes and 20 t im es harmful to many. If it h as b a d effe cts, stop it. The dip seco nd s ; c a n put 12-pound shot 29 feet; can throw 3-pound hamc x erci se c o n s i s t s of ri s ing on your to es , then bendin g the kn ees m e r 1 4 5 f e et. Pl ea se t ell me a way of aeveloping t,he muscle s until you touch the floor with your fing e rs . o f th e l egs, esp e cially the''.thigh muscl e s . Thanking ' you in ad\ vanc e and h oping to find a n a nsw e r in the next" Tip Top, I Pro f . Fourmen: Pardon .the lib erty I take in writing you, but r e m ain, as e v e r, one of the m a ny Tip T o p admirers. a few things have bothered me and I w i s h you would se t m e A . B. Gol'F. right. Kindly inform me my .. heig:ht should be .. My a g e i s Y our m easure m ents are good, a nd records fair'.' t wcnty year s , two months : my height 1 s 5 fee t 9Y, rnchcs, and F o r d e vel o pm e n t of l e g a nd th ig h mu s cle s , try rupning, bicycle weight 145 pounds. 'What cours e of training w o u l d you advi se r iding and s kipping the r o pe. . " me to follow, and would it t e nd to i n crea s e my w eight? Tho u g h to app e arances I seem to . be well proportion e d , I b eliev e I am too tall. Awai6ng your conveni ent reply . E . B. H .... RRlS. Chicago . r. Your h e i ght is about right, a ccording to y our age and we i ght. R ead my article in Tip Top, No. 265, and foll o w that advice. I can give you no better. Prof. Fourmen: I am a constant read e r of Tip Top weekly , and I think the y are fine . I am fifte e n years p ld , and wei g h 9 3 pounds . ' I am w ea k in the back and arms. Wh;it e x e rcise woul d be good for me? Plea se tell me how to gain in w e i g h t . I s eig h t hours' sleep enough? Yours truly, ,,, . C. M . M y advice to you is to take a cours e of gen e ral training imme diately . You will find just the points y o u n e ed in T i p T op No. 265. Prof. Fourmen: I am a con s t ant r eade ' r of Tip T o p a nd h o pe t o s e e this l etter in it n ext week. Please a n sw e r th e fo ll o win g questions: I. Will regular exerci s e cause the mu s cl e s to knot? 2 . How can t h e y be pre v ente d fro m kn o ttin g ? 3. W hi c h are the stronger, sm ooth or knotted mus cl es. 4. How c a n the forearm be developed? FAY C ASS. r. No, it s hou l d n ot. 2. Rub wit h alcohol. 3 . S inoo th . 4 . U s e dumbbells, ch es t , weights, India n clu b s a nd pu n c h ing bag. P r of. Fourme n : I am fourtee n y ea r s o ld , w e i g hing 88 p o unds, and am 4 f ee t nY, inch es t a ll. M y m eas urem e n ts arc as fol l o ws : Ch es t n o rm a l , 2 7Y, in c hes; ch.es t infl a t e d , 30 inches; wai st, , 2 5 in<;hes; arm, IO inc he s ; right fore a rm , 8% . jnches; l e f t for e arm, 8 )4 inches; thighs, 17 inch es ; ri ght calf , l2Y,, in c hes; l e f t ca lf , 12 in c h es ; wri s t, SY:i in c h es ; ankle, 9 inches; neck, 1 2 in , c hes . . . ]AS. BLACK. Y our m e a s urem ents are good. '.Go into a c ourse o.f traini n g . t o de ve lop y our rrl\!S cles, and get in fair c o!lditi o11. Prof. Fourmen: I am commenc ing to take an in te r est in t raining, and I wi s h to find out if my m e a sure m e nts a;re good o r bad . I am sixteen ye a r s three mont h s o ld , 5 fe e t 5 )4 in. c h es t a ll ; my ch es t inflated is 35 inch es,. uninfl ate d , 33 indies; we i ght, 133 pounds; right for ea rm. 9:J11 inches; l e ft for ea rm, 9:J11 irn; h es ; right calf, 14 inch e s ; left calf , 14 inches; 1iec k , . 13 inch es ; s tomach, 3 2 in c hes. I. Am I too fat ? 2 . I h ave very w ea k ankl es. How can I strengthen them? J . \Vhat w ould b e a good t es t to see if I am as strong and endu .ring a s I s h o uld be for. my m e a sure m ents? We h av e a T i p Top cluq of s ix . h e re, anc:J,.,. we think Tip Top, Die , Frank, . Street & $1'\lit h , .and 'Bprt L -Standis h g r eat. I\ TRAIN ING . . : .. !: ;unn. ing, ridihg a bic"ycle a n d risin . g oi"i. the to e s . 3., Do hot try to :"tes t your s t r ength; it ' is a plan whic h nothin g in its favor. D o not fee l .it t _ o . knqw it unti l_. c irc u mstances d evelop It.. •• < • I . Prof . Fourmen : P l ea se tell me if 1 t h es e . m easuremcnts•arc" g 0pd, ba d , o r up , t o t h e a ve.rag e for la d s 0f my age, I measure; 5 .70 inches,, i n; stoc.k , i ng-fee4.:: :we:ig!r :.r4Q>. pound s.-stri pp e d. ;I I am fiftes:n,, years of . age. 'My measurements are as follows: \. P . rof. Fourme n : Will you pl e a s e l e t me know ' how my . p ro p orti o ns a r e , and w h at i s wron g wit h them , and what I m ust do t o d eve l o p my se lf . F o r these m e a s urem ents I kept my m u scles a t a ten s i o n : N tck, 15 inches; bi ce ps, b o th 130 inc hes; fo r ea rm , b o th 11)4 inc h e s ; ri ght wri s t , 9:J11 inch es ; l eft wri s t , inch es ; righ t calf, 16 itt c h es ; l e ft c a lf, inches; t highs, b ot h 2 1 ,y,i in c h es; wai s t, 31 in c hes; a nkl e , rn incl).es ; ch es t .
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i . : I Foot. Ball Contest Tip cr;p .. I I 5To5deciode the i to the Fifty Teams presenting the best scores at the end of the season. Each player in each one of t h e winning teams will receive One Regulation Rugby Foot Ball-550 in All. The Greatest Prize Offer Ever Made i n the United States for any Athleti c Contest • • + . b Tha t TIP TOP awarde d as the prize in l a s t year's Foot Ball Contes t + em em er the Complete Foot Ball Outfit for One Entire Team. I That TIP TOP awarded as prizes in thi s year's Baseball Tournament Four Com p lete Baseball Outfits for Four Entire Teams. • Magnificent Prizes ! Splendid Opportunities I : 'Demem ber That TIP TOP now Offe r s 5 5 0 -RUGBV ...POOT B ALLS--5l? O in the i Second Annual T I P TOP Foo t Ball Contest. Greater Opportunities! Better C hances! More Winners I This time than ever before. Get aboard whe11 the fir s t whistle blow s and keep your places till you land some of the g reat crop o f Footballs. Now's Your T"ime Managers! p o n •t let this splendid opportunity _slip through Y?ur fingers. Get your t e a m i n trim at o nce and get i 10 your coupons for every game d uring t h e seag on. Tho•e t eams havin /i the best scor e s a t the close of the Season will be declared the winner s. T h e kam having the best record will be declared THE Tl? TOP CH,Alil IONSHIP TEAM OP 1 902, and in addition t o re)lUlar prize will receive-An All Silk Pennant-bearing the leg end w bicb i announ.,.,s-Their Championship. All Offic ial S cores w i ll be publishe d 1n Tip Top Weekly, The contest will be decided on the scores published i n Tip Top. D o n ' t miss a s ingle game I A coupo n for e v ery g ame I R d T h D • ti For making out Score Co upons: The manag e r of each c o m p eting t eam after every game should w r;ite ea ese tree ons t h e n ames Of bis pla:)' ers ID t h e left h and Column Of Coupo n in SUCb a m onner that the position o f the respective play ers are m dicated by t h e letters i n the middle column. H e shoul d tbeu writ e the name s of h i s o pponent ' s i n the right hand column. In case score c oupons o f more than one game arc to be sent in at the same time , only the coupon of the first game should have t h e nam e s of the m anager' s team. I n the left band column of the r e maining coupons, lbe manage r shou l d write "Regular Te a m . " B e sure t o give the name , town and State of both teams . Score Coupon for TIP TOP FOOT BALL CONTEST. (Cut out 011 dotted lln•.) l ... _ ... _ .... _ ......... The. _ _ _____ : Of_________ _ _ I I ' i • ---------------------------i : I : ! --.. :====u========! I ' , _:.-:._:_---------------I I Manager. I : : FIFTY FOOT BALL POSTERS FREE! . ''-SEND FOR THEM'. : ............................................... ................................. .

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