"December 19, 1917"--Cover.
Illustrated paper cover in colors.
Printed in double columns.
"A fierce glare of hatred flashed from his eyes while he seized the cat-o'-nine tails. "Oscar Costello, I'll give you what you gave me, and with a vengeance and a half at that." And the next instant he raised the instrument of torture."--Cover.
Includes advertisements and 8 short articles: Help your country!, Current news, News of the day, The news in short articles, A few good items, Good current news articles, Grins and chuckles, and Articles of all kinds.
Includes chapter 21 of the story: Hustling Joe Brown, or, The boy who kept the town clock / by William Wade.
Includes chapter 19 of the story: Out for money, or, A poor boy's chance in a big city / by J. P. Richards.
Previously printed as: Pluck and luck ; no. 219.