|Jack Kelly, also known as Francis Sullivan or Cowboy, was one of the strike leaders. He is always willing to stand up for anything that he feels is unjust whether it be bullies or 'jacked up prices'. He is also always ready to help a friend in need even if it means quitting his well-paying job or breaking into the Refuge. Although he likes to "stretch the truth" and tell people that his family is waiting for him in Santa Fe the truth is that his mother is dead and his father is in prison. Known for his bandana, cowboy hat, and lasso this newsie is a true cowboy. He is also a true ladies man, capturing the heart of Sarah Jacob's, his selling partner, Davie's, sister. Jack is always making unlikely friends whether they be the singer at Irving Hall, the new almost ten year old newsie, or the feared Brooklyn leader.