1. self assured. He walks his beat "Impressively". O'Henry tells us that this impressiveness was "habitual" and not for show. He is not trying to impress anyone. He made a "fine picture of the guardian of the peace"
2. Observant: He casts his "watchful eye" down the street. He recognizes his friend's face as the man "wanted in Chicago".
3. Plodder: He wasn't the hustler that Bob was. That is why he stayed in New York. Bob says that a man gets "in a groove in New York."
3. Honest: His friend was a wanted criminal. Jimmy couldn't ignore that and had to arrest him but couldn't do it himself. He does tell Bob in a note that he was the reason Bob was arrested.
4. A friend: Bob describes him as the "truest, staunchest old chap in the world." Again, he couldn't arrest his friend and says "Somehow I couldn't do it myself" .
5. Punctual: He was there at the appointed time, and Bob knew he would be there.
1. Adventurer: He was the one who set out for the West looking for his fortune. He says that "It takes the West to put a razor-edge on him" (a person).
2. Hustler: He says that he "kept hustling it over pretty lively"
3. Punctual: He is there on time
4. Successful: He wears a big diamond on his scarf. The police officer asks him if he was successful in the West. He says, "You bet. I hope Jimmy has done half as well."
5. Criminal: He is a wanted man in Chicago. He seems to have gotten into some trouble because he has a scar over one eye.
6. Arrogant: Leans against the store and lights his cigar, and pulls out an impressive watch. He says that he had to deal with "some of the sharpest wits to get my pile"
7. Treasures his friendship: He travels over a thousand miles to meet his friend and "it's worth it if my old partner shows up"
8. Patient: The police officer asks him if he is going to call time on his friend at 10 sharp, and Bob says "I should say not!... I'll give him half an hour at least.