This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
A "Bull" is one who operates to raise the value of stocks, that he may buy for a rise.
A "Bear" is one who sells stock for future delivery which he does not own at the time of sale.
A "Corner" is when the bears cannot buy or borrow the stock to deliver in fulfillment of their contracts.
"Overloaded" is when the bulls cannot take and pay for the stock they have purchased.
"Short" is when a person or party sells stocks when they have none and expect to buy or borrow in time to deliver.
"Long" is when a person or party has a plentiful supply of stocks.
A "Pool or Ring" is a combination formed to control the price of stocks.
A broker is said to carry stocks for his customer when he has bought and is holding it for his account.
A "Wash " is a pretended sale by special agreement between buyer and seller, for the purpose of getting a quotation reported.
A "Put and Call" is when a person gives so much per cent. for the option of buying or selling so much stock on a certain fixed day, at a price fixed the day the option is given.
Navy Yards of the United States
1. Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
2. Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.
3. Gosport Navy Yard, near Norfolk, Va.
4. Kittery Navy Yard, opposite Portsmouth, N. H.
5. League Island Navy Yard, seven miles below Philadelphia, Pa.
6. Mare Island Navy Yard, near San Francisco, Cal.
7. New London Naval Station. New London, Conn.
8. Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va.
9. Pensacola Navy Yard, Pensacola, Fla.
10. Washington City Navy Yard, Washington, D. C.
There are naval stations at New London, Conn., Port Royal, S. C, and Key West, Fla., and a torpedo station and naval war college at Newport, R. I.
United States Naval Academy is at Annapolis, Md.