Yankee Doodle and his double; or, After a Spanish spy


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Yankee Doodle and his double; or, After a Spanish spy

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Yankee Doodle and his double; or, After a Spanish spy
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Yankee Doodle
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Nelson, George A.
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Issued Semi-Monthl11-B11 Subscription $1.25 per year. Em.tered as Sreond Class Matter at the New York Post O(flce, by F'rank Tousey. N o 14. NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 9 1898. Pric"' 5 Cents. -OR .. R r:jA'.'''9 'Bl\NISH SpW I J;\_ ()Jf.F\ . BY oF "ooooLE. pard," exclaimed Turner, "I can't resist the temptatiotl," and he ha .lted in the the road and began firing. He fired with startling rapidity, and at each tumbled out of h\.S saddle.

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DOODLE. Stories of the Present VVar. Issued Semi-llionthly-Ry $1.25pe1earEnte1 -ed as Second Class llfatter at the New York, N. Y. Post Office llfay U 1898. Ente1ed acconltn(I to Act of Gonyress in the yea1 1898, in the o.tlice of the Librarian of Conyns., JVashinoton,' D. C., by Ji'rank Tousey, 29 West 26th St., New Yo1k. N o 14. N E W Y ORK, N ovember 9, 1 898. Price 5 Cents. OR AFTER A SPANISH s PY. BY AUTHOR OF YANKEE DOODLE. CHAPTER I. YANKEE DOODLE AND THE ROUGH RIDER. THE war for the liberation of Cuba from the domin n of Spain, was productive of many heroes. Some ho held high positions in the army, will go down in lstory alongside of the brightest names in the annals : America; yet there were hundreds equally deserv1g, who received but faint menticn of the brave aeds performed and great suiierings endured. Where so many were deserving o[ praise, it seems t vidious to particularize; but it is the duty of the riters of history to portray m living words the brave e eds of those who wear no shoulder straps. There ere many of those in the Cuban campaign, but none ore deserving of pra,ise or of being placed upon icord than Phil Freeman, a young drummer boy of New York regiment, who, by his c:laring deeds and imarkable performances on the snare drum, earned m the soubriquet of" Yankee Doodle." He was a youth of eighteen, of sturdy, compact ild that denoted an iron constitution. His eyes ere of a clear blue, and his cheeks bad the ruddy ow that told of splendid health and indomitable irit. On several occasions he had led charges in battle "th his drum, and the men followed him with a wild, petuous enthusiasm, paying little or no regard to e orders of their officers. The commander of his giment had commended him so highly to the gen al of the brigade, that the latter had employed him veral times in work that was not only dangerous, t required nerve, coolness and indomitable courage. was while employed in secret work that he earned reputation throughout the entire army, and so fre ently had his deeds been mentioned by army cor spondents that his name had become familiar to the people back in the States, almost as much so as that of the general in command of the army. After the battle of Quasi.mas, Yankee Doodle ad vanced so far over the hills in the direction of the city of Santiago de Cuba that he found himself inside the enemy's lines, and it was only by the utmost caution that he escaped discovery. He spent half a day and the greater part of the night so close to several par ties of Spaniards that he could hear them talking and discussing the situation. He listened particularly to the conversation of two Spanish officers, and learned that at daylight a heavy column of Spanish soldiers were to be hurled against the right of Wheeler's line. He even heard the superior officer give orders to the other to have a certain regiment held in readmess to move at daylight in the direction of the right wing of the American line. No sooner had he become possessed of that inform ation tha. n he at once proceeded to make his escape back to his own lines, for the purpose of placing the American commander in possession of it. He managed to get through, after two shots had been fired at him on the picket line, and as soon as the Ameri can pickets were reached he made himself known to them, and begged them to take him to General Wheeler's headquarters w\th all possible ;>peed. The general was found asleep in his tent and the guard hesitated to awake him. "We must call him up," sai d Yankee Doodle, for it is absolutely necessary that he should be in posses sion of the information I have brought at once," but instead of that, they called u p one of the general's staff officers, who, as soon as he heard Yankee Doodle's story, promptly called up the general himself. The news electrified the old warrior, and in less five m inutes a fter h e was i n po ssess ion o f it, c o urier"s were

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2 YANKEE DOODL"'l!J A:N'D HIS DOUBLE. flying to the different regiments, several of whom He found the Rough Riders very much disappoin .. were forced to shift positions without a moment's de-over the failure of the Spaniards to attack that ffi<\eai lay. ing, for they were spoiling for another set-to w When daylight came the Spanish columns were set them. in motion, but before they had reached the position "Oh, you can hold me responsible for that," olll i whence the attack was to be made, t .heir scouts told he to a party of cowboys. he the Spanish leaders that the entire right wing of the "Why, how's that ?" one of them asked, and American army was in line of battle, waiting for them. told him how his information conveyed to Gene n e They knew well enough it would not do to run up Wheeler had caused the latter to shift several re..00 against the Americans when they were ]Jreparccl fol' ments so as to be ready to meet the Spaniards. them, so they returned to their former position with-"Suffering Moses!" exclaimed the cowboy, "tlbe i out firing a shot. would have struck us right square in our front, a The Spanish general ordered a most rigid investiwe would have had the most glorious ruction t' I gation to find out how the news of their contemplated world ever saw. Pard, you spoiled our fun." r a l attack had leaked out. Of course the investigation "Oh, I guess not," laughed Yankee Doodl e ; came to naught, and not until they read this account :,,imply spoiled your funeral, for they would have of the occurrences of that night, should it ever be in on Lop of you and wiped out the last one of yot-e translated into Spanish, will they ever know how the "What do you take us for?" the cowboy ask\ou American general happened to be ready to receive "rabbits?" e them on that morning. "No, I take you for the best soldiers in the Amfiu t About noon General Wheeler sent for Yankee can army. Those Spaniards are good soldiers, t1 d Doodle, a .nd when the latter appeared he grasped his and when they come at you nearly ten to one, 'J'.' hand, shook it warmly and said : might lick 'em, but there'd be darned few of you I "I want to thank you, my boy, in the name of the to tell the story." ll1 whole army, for the splendid service you rendered us "Don't you believe it," returned the cowboy, ")n last night." would have wiped them out so quick, they would ha0 "Thank you, general," he replied, "I knew it was thought it was done by a stroke of lightning." in important as soon as I got hold of it, but for a time "The general doesn't think so," laughed Yan1,1a it looked as though I wouldn't be able to reach you Doodle, "as he sent for me this morning and ahea. d of them, but as good luck would have it, I me for my timely warning." ti did." "Well, that's all right," said the cowboy, "b "It was good luck," said the general, "and it was you spoiled our fun all the same." 0 a most fortunate thing indeed, as they might have "Oh, well, you fellows have such a gTim hull\ii been too strong for us at that point. As we were about you, that you are willing to die just to lau'et ready for them, howr-ver, I am extremely sorry that at the other fellows kicking as they pass in th n they didn't make the attack. I am satisfied that they chips." lI intend to try it over again, and as our line is so thin "Why, pard," said the other, "you call that gr,1 on account of being drawn out to such a length, it is humor? It's the best joke in the vorld. n extremely difficult for us to be prepared for them at "Maybe it is, but I for one wouldn't enjoy it," n, every point. If you can keep your eye on them as turned Yankee Doodle. well as you did last night, you can render more s er"Oh, that's because you've never seen it played. \! vice to the cause than a signal victory of our arms would be just the greatest fun in the world to me,, would be to the glory of the flag." have ten Spaniards jump on me, thinking that tbi1 "I'll do my best, general," be replied. were going to wipe me out. I'd draw both revblvs1 "That's all one can do, and whatever assistance and wade in, lay out the whole gang, even you need let me know and you shall have it." got two or three bullets clear through me. Do Y Yankee Doodle then left headquarters and went think I wouldn't have the laugh on those fellows, ev,1 over to the Rongh Riders, where he had several though I died before they did? Why, they'd be friends with whom he had passed through some des-badly fooled that they would die with shame, e, p erate adventures. They were always glad to see with the slightest wound." v him, and old cowboys who had spent half a score of "That' s what you call humor, is it?" Yanlli years fighting Indians, rounding up cattle and sleepDoodle asked. 1 ing out under the stars on the boundless plains, were "Of course it is; wouldn't Lhe joke be on the glad to sit around the camp-fire and swap stories with and wouldn't I die happy?" ) him. Yankee Doodle laughed heartily and declared tr There was a breeziness about the Westerners that it was a species of practical joking that he didn't c< the New York drummer boy greatly admfred, and he to have any hand in. Said he : was never tired of listening to. their stories of advel).-"You're thekind of fellow who plays practical jo ture. They recognized in him a spirit similar to their on the life insurance companits." own, a fondness for danger and adventure that took "How's that?" the cowboy asked. "That's ajc ,way all fear of consequences. I I haven't got on to."

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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. -======================================================================= "\Vhat ?" laughed Yankee Doodle, "you never I "All right, I'll go and see the colonel," and he -'heard of that?" I turned away and went to the headquarters of the "No, what is it ?" regiment, where he found Colonel Wood and told him "Why, they insure their lives for a few thousand of the mission on which he was going at the request } dollars, and then blow their bra,ins out, just to make of General Wheeler. the company pay the money." "I want to get one of your Rough Riders to go "Suffering Moses!" exclaimed the cowboy, "that's with me, colonel, because they understand all about r a new wrinkle. I never heard of it before; but what trailing and fighting in the bushes, and are not afraid good does the money do the joker?" of anything in the' shape of a man." "Oh, he get's a good funeral and let's some of his 1 "All right," said the colonel. "Who do you w:111t friends enjoy the money." to go with you?" "Well! Well! Well!" ejaculated the Westerner, "I'd like to get Bill Turner, of Company F." remember that the next time a life insurance "All right, I'll give you a note to the captain, re-galoot tackles me." questing him to let Turner go with you. Is there any'1 "Why, pard," said another one of the Rough thing else I can do for you?" l Riders, "I had one of them galoots tackle me last J "Yes, colonel, I would like to have a couple of 1 ear when I was in Denver, and it took him 'bout an Mauser rifles and a belt full of Mauser cartridges, out J our to explain the game to me ; it beat all the games of the lot you captured at Quasi mas." ever run up against. You can win it every time, "All right, you can have them." ut you've got to die to do it. It's a stiff game, but "Thank you," said Yankee Doodle, saluting, and a don't want to play it until I get so run down that little later he went in search of the captain of Com 'm ready to pass in my chips and take a rest." pany F, to whom he gave the note he had received At that moment the speaker's hat flew off his head from the colonel. The captain sent for Turner, a man nd fell on the ground some five or six feet from him. nearly forty years of age, who had lived all his life ne of his comrade's picked it up and tossed it back away out on the borders of Arizona and New \o him. He looked at it very carefully and stuck his Mexico. 'nger through a bullet hole, eying it with a cool com-When the captain told him that he was to accomlacency that caused Yankee Doodle to remark that pany Yankee Doodle Turner was overjoyed, for he an ome Spaniard was trying to put up a little joke on ticipated adventures on the trip that would break in-1im. to the monotony he had end".lred ever since the last "Yes," said ho, "but it's a dead failure," and he fight. ooked otI in the direction of the hill, more than half a "Now, see here, Turner," said Yankee Doodle, ile away, from which the Mauser bullet came, and "we've got to fight the Spaniards with their own et out a string of coni;emptuous expressions for the weapons." ian who fired the shot that would have him die with "How's that?" Turner asked. hame had he been able to hear them. Then he re"Why, we must each take a Mauser and Mauser laced the hat on his head, bit off a chew of tobacco, cartridges." nd quietly went on ith tho conversation, as though "Oh, that's all right; with one of those guns I can he incident was unworthy of further thought. hold my hand against a whole company of them." Of such spirit was the entire body of Rough Riders. "Here's another thing," said Yankee Doodle, few minutes later another bullet was heard to "you're old enough to be my dad, and you were probrhistle some ten feet above their heads, and the en-ably fighting Indians before I jwas born; but all the J ire party looked over towards the bill where some same I must be the captain of this expedition, or we panish sharpshooters wore evidently concealed in don't go." he bushes. The smokeless powder which the Span"Oh, that's all right, cap' en, I'll do anything you > 'ards used gaye them a decided advantage, in tha.t say except to run from the sneaking cusses." their location was not revealed when they fired their "Oh, as for that matter, I'll not say run unless iftes. there is good reason for it. You must recollect that v Boys," said one of the Rough Riders, a man we are not going out for the purpose of picking up Yho would hide himself to shoot at another when he fights. We are to wat.cl1 the enemy and let the gen-1 1as smokeless powder ought to be hung up by the eral know what they are up to, but if they jump on heels and left for tho buzzards to eat." us of course we'll fight as long as there is a cartridge El "Why not go over there after him?" Yankee in our belts." Doodle asked of the man whose hat had been per"All right, pard, I'm with you." l forated. CHAPTER II. DOWN IN THE VALLEY-"I'M JUST BEGINNING TO FEEL HAPPY!" "I would if the colonel would let me," he replied. "I guess I can get permission for you," said > Yankee Doodle, "as I am going out again over in that direction." AFTER they received their Mauser rifles and a "if you love 1 couple of belts filled with Mauser cartridges, Yanke( Doodle and Turner retired to the rear of the Amerk'' "Say, pard," said the cowboy quickly, me do it."

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YANKE'E DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. -======================================================================== ======================'' lines, and veered around till theyha,d passed theright "Say, pard," chuckled the old "\Ve termir. "r1m wing, after which they started up through a valley just beginning to feel happy, and if we cai1. find a fe that lay between ihe two hills from which the two more of them, you'll hear me cooing like a tudan armies were grimly surveying each other. The undove." nd derbrush in many places was so thick they were "Well, don't begin cooing too soon ; Jet's move u able to travel several hundred yards at a time with-a little further and maybe we'll have a chance to drora out exposing themselves to the sharpshooters, who a few more o[ them." al were concealed on the hillside, high up in the trees. "Hold on! Hold on!" said Turner, quickly; "waie 1 Yankee Doodle carried with him in a small leather a moment. I see one of ihem sneaking down a tree, case, which was suspended from a strap passing over and he held his Mauser in his hands \Yhilsi his shoulder, a field glass, and frequently he would 1 watching the tree high up on the hillside. stop at convenient spots and quietly survey the "The blamed cuss," be added, "has got around 01 wooded hillside occupied by the enemy, whilst Turner the other side of the tree, and I'm afraid he 'll sliJ would sit down under the bushes and wait until he down before I can get a chance at him." Suddenll was ready to move forward again. The third time he st ,raightcned up, aimed and fired so quickly as tt they made a stop, Yankee Doodle, after using bis cause Yankee Doodle to give a start. li field glass for a few minutes, called to Turner, in a "I got him!" exclaimed the old fellow, with
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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. "Got two more holes in my hat. The cusses must J "Yes," said Yankee Doodle, "for the smoke of the im at a feller's head." "Blessed if I d9n't get a cowboy's hat," laughed ankee Doodle, "as they seem to catch the bullets nd keep 'em off a man's head." "Don't do it, pa,rd," said Turner. "They seem to raw the fire of the yellow galoots," and Turner over and looked at the two Spaniards whom e had killed with one shot. "Pard.," said he, "it's the first time in my life I rer did such a thing." "Did what?'' Yankee Doodle asked. String two men on one bullet." "Diel you do that?" "I did, or I'm dreaming." "Well, let me tell you this is no dream, for we are 1ixing in with them pretty close ; if we go to dreamg it'll be all up with us. Let's see what these llers have got on 'em," and they proceeded to search he clothes of the dead Spaniards. They found noth1g in the way of money, and very little in the way of ocl on any of them. "They're a mighty poor crowd, pa rd," remarked urner. "So they are; they've got a mighty poor country 1o fight for, and I can't help but admire the patriot that keeps men in the field under such circum ances." Just as he finished speaking, three shots were fired the bushes, not ten paces distant from them, and rurner dropped to the ground as though shot dead: rankee Doodle wheeled and looked at him in consteration, but the Rough Rider motioned to him quickly do the same thing, and the next moment he, too, 'opped flat on the ground, with his face turned in he direction whence the shots had come. He ha
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noODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. : when we could go from here straight up the hill, the daring youth coolly picked it up, replaced itmdr a,bout five hundred yards." his head and moved forward with a ::;Leady stridee da "Well, if we did that," said Yankee Doodle, "we'd though he had a feeling of supreme contempt for 'Tl have five hundred Mausers playing on us before we Spaniards and Spanish marksmanship. cau got half way to the top, for there are many bald spots Suddenly he saw the youth tumble and fall fiat :st O" between here and the top of the hill where we could the ground. .i: a be plainly seen." "Great Scott!" groa,ned the cow puncher, "he>ing Turner looked up at the crest of tlie hill where the down By all the powers of darkness I'll avenst Americans were holding their line, and made a him, if I, too, fall in the at1 ;empt !" and he whecrai mental measurement not only of the distance from around, grasped his rifle with a fierce energy a1t t where he stood, but of the several open spaces in began picking o.IT Spa.niarcls in the vicinity of t1d t which they were exposed in attempting to reach the masked battery, who, in their eagerness to brirad top of it. down the daring young American recklessly expose h "You're right, pard; lihey'd certainly catch themselves. He picked off half a dozen in less s glimpses of us as we went up, and would 1 have fair sixty seconds, during which time he noticed that t0st shots at us; but blast 'em, they can't hit anything Mausers kept up their deadly fusillade. os except by accident." j "Blast 'em!" he exclaimed, "what are they shoe re "That's very true, but where there are several ing at now? Are they trying to tear his dead b0< hundred firing at one time, such accidents would be to pieces?" and he wheeled to look up on the very likely to happen." the other hill, where, to his great joy, he beheSu "Well, pard, let's one of us go and the other stay Yankee Doodle again on bis feet, climbing with 1an here." regular stride as though no bullets had touched hi1au Yankee Doodle looked at him in silence for nearly a He almost shouted for joy. re minute, after which he picked up a couple of twigs, "Why, bless my soul!" he gasped, "I don't a; broke them into different lengths, held them in 11is the boy was touched," and he ceased firing at tte hand, and said: enemy to watch him. Again he saw him disappete "The shortest one goes." in the thicket atld again the firing ceased. Five mi" Turner reached out and drew the longest of the two utes of awful suspense passed, after which he r e -are sticks. Yankee Doodle cast the other one away, with peared in the third and last op e n space below the remark : I crest of the_ hill. >t "I'm elected. You had better remain here till I Then agam the Mausers opened on lnm, and aga. come back. You can keep your eye on me without little patches of dust were knocked up all around hin' being seen yourself, and if I fall you will know what A few moments later the Americans began to to do." him with their fire and the Spaniards broke for she" "All right, pard," said Turner, and the two men ter. They exchanged volleys for two or thr( shook hands without uttering a word, after which minutes, during which Yankee Doodle was seen 1' Yankee Doodle turned and started up the hill in the enter the line, and a great cheer from the Americar direction of the American line, some five hundred rolled down the hillside to where Turner was watcl' yards away. ing and listening. Turner stood still under the protecting shadows of "Thank God, he is safe he exclaimed. a clump of bushes, gazing at the daring youth as he worked his way up the hillside. When he struck the CHAPTER Ill. first clearing, he heard the Mausers on the hill behind "THEY'RE COMING DOWN TO LOOK FOR US, PARD." him popping away like a pa.ck of fire-crackers, and little patches of dust danced all along over the clearTURNER was so overjoyed at the escape of his younu ing on the right and the left and behind as the youth comrade from what looked like almost certain dead ascended the hill. Not once did he look backward, that for full ten minutes he sat there on the groun) but pushed on boldly, as fast as the nature of the under the bushes watching and listening. He met ground would permit, finally disappearing in the tally calculated that OYer a thousand shots had b e e bushes on the upper side of the clearing. fired at the youth during his ascent of the hill. ) "Suffering Moses !". exclaimed the veteran cow, "It was the bravest thing I ever witnessed," he sai boy, "he's as brave a lad as ever drew a breath to himself, "and not once did he flinch or weaken. :l I'd turn around and fire at the cusses, but I want to wouldn't have believed it. This war may keep my eye on him till he reaches the top of the hill, for months or a year, or five years, and n and if he falls I'll make it cost 'em more dearly than braver deed will be performed by any man on eith anything they have done or will do in the whole war. side. I'll wait right here till he starts back, a s There he goes again," and as he spoke Yankee won't benecessary to go to the general's headqua 1 Doodle emerged into the next clearing and again the ters ; otllflrs can carry the news to him." Mausers began popping away at him, knocking up the He waited about a half hour and then heard rifl dust all around him. His hat flew off, and Turner shots from the crest of both hills. He sprang up an \knew that it was a Mauser bullet that caused it; but watched all along the front for a distance of sev<>r

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uod"d yards, to see H he could catch a glimpse of believe it until I told him who I was. That woke e daring young American returning. up somewhat, and a few minutes later one of General a "There he iE\> there he is he finally exclaimed, as Wheeler's staff officers came a,long who knew me. caught a glimpse of Yankee Doodle crossing the When I told him about the battery he made a bre a k 't open space below the crest of the hill. for the general's headquarters, two miles away, wi t h Naturally he made better speed coming down than full speed, and you can bet your life that there'll b e oing up, and quickly disappeared under cover of the one or two batteries up there just as quick as they st thicket. Presently he re-appeared again, and can place them." ain the Mausers began to crack all along the line, "Then we'll have some fun," remarked Tume r nut the Americans were now returning shot for shot, "and I'd like to be right down here as the cannon 1 d thousands of bullets were whistling high over the balls fly to and fro above us; then we can pick off the 'ad of the cowboy down in the valley. To save his enemy as they expose themselves to our aim.'' 'e he couldn't take his eyes off the drummer boy, as They had spent quite a while under the bu s h e sa,w him crossing the second open space, and al-there, talking in low tones as to what move they 1 ost held his breath in suspense until he saw him should next make. Suddenly Turner laid his hand on oss the thicket again. Then he drew a Iong breath Yankee Doodle's arm, and looked back through the D relief, saying to himself : I bushes towards the foot of the hill occupied by' the tl "There is just one more clearing where the blasted Spaniards, and after a few moments of profoun d goes can have a shot a.t him.'' silence, he whispered : l Suddenly he heard the Mausers cracking again as I "They've come down to look for us, pard." ankee Doodle dashed across the open on a run. The "I hope they have," said Yankee Doodle, "for they auser bullets were fairly singing as they passed doubtless think there's only one of us here." er the head of the cowboy, and the music was kept They crept forward through the bushes in the di after Yankee Doodle reached the dense thicket at rection of the noises they had heard. and qui etly got I e foot of the hill, for the enemy knew that he was down on their hands and knees so as to be able to s ee ere somewhere. the enemy if they appeared, without themselves bein g 1 "Herc I am, pard !" be called out, and ;L few minobserved. A few minutes more passed, and the n a 1 es later Yankee Doodle joined him, and shook ha.nds party of five Sp:wiards .:tppeared, creeping forward th him as though they hadn't met i.n ten years. with the stealthy step of panthers preparing to spring "Pard," exclaimed Turner, "I thought they'd get upon their prey. i u." Again Turner found two of them in a line not more "Well, they didn't," he laughed, "but didn' t they than fifteen feet awa.y from him, and quick as a flash ste a lot of ammunition?" he rose on his knees and fired, dropping them both. _"Didn't they though?" he assented, and then he It may not be known to the reader, a.nd perhaps it claimed: should be here stated that the Mauser is unquestion" When I saw you fall I thought they had hit you ably the longest range rifle in the worla. It is cla .imed the back." for it that a,t a distance of one hundred yards a bulle t "Oh, that's when I stepped in a hole and fell," e x-can be sent through the bodies of seven average sized ained Yankee Doodle. men, hence it can be easily understood how at such "Well, it cost the Spaniards a half dozen lives, for close range Turner was able to bring down two at a vhceled around, looked up at them, and saw scores ti.me. them reckl essly exposing themselves as they were Scarcely had the crack of Turner's rifle died away azing away at you. In less than one minute I before Yankee Doodle fired and brought down an opped si.x of them, but they kept on firing with other, which caused the two surviving Spaniards o f ch eagerness that I looked back in your direction that party to drop down in the bushes out of sight see what they were shooting at, and found you on 'l'hen it became a game of hide and seek with the ur feet again, going right up to the top of the hill. four. Both Turner and Yankee Doodle kept fiat on was so glad I let up on the villains and watched till their stomachs on the ground, knowing that to rise up aw you disappea,r over the crest. And now, pard, to look for the enemy would invitea shot. w did you find 'em up there?" The Spaniards were evidently following the s a m e "Oh, I found them a,ll in line, holding it with a tactics, as fully ten or fifteen minutes passed without termination to keep it at all hazards. The y were any motion being heard by either side. Then surprised at seeing me coming right in straight Doodle suddenly made the discovery that three Spanom the direction of the enemy, they didn't know iards were approaching him on his right, and he wonbat to make of it. I met a lieutenant and Lold him dered if Turner was aware of it. The three Spaniards at I had importa.nt information for the colonel, were approaching in a crouching position", slowly and hich the sooner he was in possession of would be cautiously. tter for all of them, and in less than ten minutes Yankee Doodle dared not look to his left to warn cy got me to the colonel's headquarters. When I Turner, lest they see him and fire. When they w e r e ld him there was a masked battery up there, he was a,lmost close enough to step on him, he raised his r e e most astonished man you ever saw, and wouldn't volver and fired at the nearest one, who fell almost o n

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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. top of him. Quick as a flash he fired a t the second I nearly an hour there, in momentary one, and at the same time Turner knocked over the another ruction, they moved on up the valley ( third one, the two shots sounding almost as one. the two hills, till they were nearly opposite the n Only one of the three, it seems, was killed. Of the wing of the American line and the right of the other two, one yelled like a pig under a gate, while iards. The latter, however, extended still fartl the other rose to his knees and made repeated efforts doubtless to enable them to keep up their connectmt to fire his Mauser at Yankee Doodle. He undoubted-with the main body of thelr army in the ly would have succeeded had not Turner sent a bullet around Santiago. lr through his head. The firing between the two lines bad ceased "Come, pard," whispered the cowboy, "we must 1 entirely, save where here and there Spanish sba".t get out from under this smoke," and he led off through I shooters, perched high up in the trees, were the thicket farther up the little valley for a distance 1 to pick off Americans at long range. Several ti\.; of a hundred yards or so, where they stopped under a the two were enabled to locate a sharpshooter i thick clump of bushes. drop him from his perch. By and by even that lit .. "Say, Turner," whispered Yankee Doodle, "if this diversion ceased, and as the day was pretty vrell isn't the valley of death that we've both heard so they sat down under the protecting shadow of much about it seems to me to be very much like it." bushes, and ate some of the rations they had "It's the be3t play-ground I ever struck, pard; it along with them, after which they laid down on beats baseball, football or any game I ever played. leaves to wait till the stars came out. Then they I want to build a house down here and stay during cided to gradually get up nearer the line held by t the war." Spaniards, for the purpose of watching them arot "You're a bad man, Turner," remarked Yankee their camp-fires. When they started out they 1 'Doodle; "where do you expect to go to when you the good fortune to strike a little road, which th. die?" followed for upwards of a mile, without seeing is "I won't go anywhere, I'll stop tra.veling then." hearing a .nybody. Then they came to a little coll)o "Don't you expect to live after you're dead?" tion of houses, which Yankee Doodle instantly rec? "What a question! How can a man live when he's nized. dead?" "By George, Turner," he said in a whisper, "Ii "Oh, he'll be a ghost then." have passed clear through the enemy's Jine and a "Oh, ghost be blowed If there was such things in their rear, and if they catch us we're goners as ghosts the \vorld would be so filled with them we "Oh, we'd be goners anyhow if they caught \ couldn't breathe without swallowing them, for this is and we are safer back here than when we w ere out'1 a mighty old world, pard, in which billions and their front, as they certainly won't be looking for billions of men have lived and died." where we are." 0 "I guess you haven', t got any religion, Turner," "That's so," assentecl Yankee Doodle, "so we m. remarked Yankee Doodie. as well push on and ovei to the north side of the ci "Yes, I have." where, if we arc careful, we may pick up a good de "What is it?" of news. There's another little village some two e "It's the old flag, and you can bet I believe in it three miles beyond this one, where liv e s an old Cub: E I heart and soul, and when I die I want to be wrapped whom I know well. Of course we can't expect to fii in i t just as the old Egyptians were rolled up in thou-him there, but I know his wife and daughter, a1 sands of yards of linen." they are true blue for Cnbet Libre. every time; a 'Aren't you afraid the flag will get burned when besides that the girl is about the preLtiesL I've s e you are cast into the fire?" anywhere on the island." No, for old Nick hasn't got a stoker in his king"Go ahead then," said Turner, "for I'd walk dom who would dare lay a hand on a man wrapped long distance to see a pretty girl any night in t up in it; for I'll tell you that the American boys arc week." able not only to make it respected in this world, but 'They pushed on up the little road for nearly th in all the worlds on the other side. That's the kind miles before they saw anyone. Then they came of a patriot I am." sight of a camp-fire. Creeping up close to it un "Gimme your hand on that, Turner," and the two the cover of darkness, they found it was a party shook hands. "Gunme the other one," and they Spanish scouts who had stopped there for the nig clasped their left hands. They were lying around on the ground smoking, a "Them's my sentiments, pard," said Turner, "and evidently in good humor, as <1 number of hea it's my whole religion. Just now we are having a laughs were heard while the two Amer.icans w ere glorious revival, and the more Spaniards I kill the their vicinity. h appier I get. If we can keep this thing up all clay, Knowing that they could not hope to pick up a you'll begin to hear me shout Glory Hallelujah!" information from the scouLs, Yankee Doodle was 1 The two had evidently moved so far out of the way disposed to waste very much time in their neighb of the spot where the Spaniards had last seen them, 1 hood, so he pushed on past them and went on up tha t they were unable to find them, so after waiting road, where about a mile beyond the litLlc camp

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YANK EE DOODLE AND BIS DOUB couts, they struck the village Yankee Doodle had "Oh, we can find plenty to cat," and he pressed pokcn of. They walked on past a number of houses haversack into her hands. nd were seen by t.he inmates of several, who took "And what is more, senora," said Yankee Doodle, bem to be Spaniards. "here good money with which to buy what you There were no street lights, hence the mistake was need," and with that he drew from his pocket a hand-1uite natural, and experience had taught them not to ful of pesetas, which he had captured the week before nterrupt any Spanish soldiers coming or going in the possession of a Spanish lieutenant hrough their to>vn. Down at the lower end of the "Oh, senors," said the woman, "you have saved own Yankee Doodle turned towards an unpretentious our lives!" ittlc hut, where he found a woman and a young girl "Glad of it, senora! Jose Lopez saved my life a itting on a bench just outside of the door. As he month ago, and there is nothing for him or his I dvanced towards them the two arose to their feet, would not do." Yidently in alarm. "Heaven be praised!" exclaimed the mother. "Don't. move, senora," said he, in a low tone of "While it comes from you, senor, it yet seems to be oice, "for we are friends." the hand of my Jose in recognition of his brave act in "Who are you, senor?" she asked. saving your life." "I am the friend of your husband," he replied; "That's just what it is, senora, and yet there is 1the young Americano." not a woman in all Cuba for whom I would not do the same thing. It is the way with us Americans to give CHAPTER IV. up everything to women and children." THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER-" GIVE ME YOUR "That's so, pa rd," put in Turner, "and even for a CUBANO!" man we will divide our rations a,nd our purses if he is 1 THE moment the woman understood whQ the two hungry. But, senora, don't stop to talk, but sit down isitors were she sprang forward, clutched Yankee again and satisfy your hunger," and as he spoke he oodle by the arm, and asked in a tone of voice so took hold of her hand and led her back to the bench w as to be scarcely above a whisper: upon which she and her daughter had been sitting "Senor Americano, where is my Jose?" when they appeared on the scene. "He was well when I saw him last, senora," he re-As she sat down he took the haversack from her lied. hand and emptied its contents into her lap. "When did you see him last ?" It was a beautiful starlit night in which in any "It was more than a week ago, and then he was on clearing objects could be seen q1:1ite well at a distance "way to General Castillo's command." of a few paces, but under the shadows of trees or t "Then you don't know if he be yet alive?" houses, the darkness was great. The two stood by "No, senora, but I am quite sure that no harm has whilst the mother and daughter partook of the ra-me to him, as Castillo's command has not been en-tions they had brought. h." ged with the enemy since I last saw him." By and by Yankee Doodle sat down by the side of "Oh, I'm so glad, Senor Americano, as I have the mother and told her that Spain would soon be en fearing the worst ever since he left us; I have driven from the isJand when there would be no more eard nothing from him either direct or other-hunger or suffering among the people. ise." "But, senor," said she, "rather than have my Jose fi "You should not worry so much, senora," said he, 1 killed in battle I would prefer that Spain should rule a assing her to shake hands with her daughter. Cuba forever." : The young girl received him cordially, after which "That is quite natural, senora, but it not right e introduced Turner to both mother and daughter you should permit your fears to make you so unhappy. 1 sbis friend, whom they could trust with the utmost Thousands of men go into battle, win victories or suf nfidence. fer defeats without receiving injury. We had a great "I am glad to see you two so well,?' he remarked, battle the other day, in which thousands were enh 11ain turning to the mother. gaged and but few were killed; so you should not 1 "But we are not well, senor," said the mother. worry so much about. Jose. While he is a very brave e d "What's the matter," he asked, "have you the man he is also a prudent one." n r Y er?" "Yes," she assented, "he is brave and prudent, :,.1 "No, senor, it's worse than that, for we are slowly and kind and good, and were he to be killed I do not 0 lar l'ing to death." sec how I could live, for I wou l d want to die with a "What?" he gasped. him ar W e are slowly starving to death, senor," she "Such devotion as that, senora, is a great complie e p eated. ment to him as a man and a husbaiid, a n d when I see "S uffering Moses !" exclaimed Turner, promptly him again I shall congratulate him and tell him that kin g off his haversack and handing it to her. I have seen you, and provided for your wants for a "b 'Here are some rations, help yourselves." week or two so you may not suffer Now, senora, t "Bu t that is your food, senor," said she, making I can you tell u& if there are any Spanish soldiers along o att empt to take the haversack. the road westward from here?" 1p ..

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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. "I don't know, senor, as bodies of soldiers are moving every day; where there are none to-day there may be thousands to-morrow." "Yes, yes, I understand that, but do you know if they have been moving in the direction of our army?:' "Yes, senor, they go that way one day and return the next. Three days ago an army of them passed h ere in the night and we thought a great battle would be fought, but they came away the next night without a fight." "Yes, yes, they found us ready for them and they durst not fight. In the battle of Quasimas we tore them to pieces and they retreated to the line along San Juan Hill and El Caney." "Why, senor," said she, in a surprised tone, "they told us here in the village that they bad driven the Ame ricanos back down to the coast, and that soon the y would drive them into the sea." "Yes, I knew they would say that," chuckled Yankee Doodle, afor they never tell the truth about their defeats. They were driven back over the hill with great loss, and, instead of being driven back to the seashore we are five or six miles nearer to Santi ago than before the fight, and in the next battle we will drive them. into their intrenchments around the city." < i, Oh, senor," said she, I can believe you, because my Jose told me that you Americanos were soldiers who knew how to fight, and were not afraid to tell the truth." "In military operations, senora, it is worse than useless to attempt to conceal the truth about matters of which there are thousands of witnesses on both sides; but in movements strategical or otherwise, both sides attempt to deceive the other and conceal the truth. The Spaniards, however, boldly claim vic tories where they have met crushing defeat. and there is no doubt that were we to capture Santiago to-mor row, they would say the American army had been destroyed." At that moment a dark figure appeared around the corner of the little house with a suddenness that caused all four to spring to their feet. Yankee Doodle and Turner had t ,heir hands on their revolvers, ready for any emergency, but the next moment the daugh ter uttered a low, glad cry. "It is father!" and ran at the man, whom she hugged and kissed like the beautiful, loving child she was. "Jose! Jose!" cried the mother, rushing forward to welcome her husband. "Hello, old man!" said Yankee Doodle, in a low tone of voice, stepping up to the happy little family group. "Sancta Maria!" exclaimed the newcomer, "it is Senor Yankee Doodle!" "Yes, old man," replied the latter, "we are just a little ahead of you. Which way did you come?" "By the road behind El Caney, senor; but where are you going?" "We came through to-night merely to find out wb an was going on around here; what are you after?" ti1 "I feared they were starving at home, senor, an I came with a little money with which they could fee as themselves." Good, good !" laughed Yankee Doodle. "Th n senora ::i.nd senorita are getting rich, for we have ju given them a handful of pesetas." "Caramba, senor. You are kind to the poo Cuban!" OJ t "That's all right, old man; but for your machet S I would not have been able to do it." u Talking for a little while longer Jose Lopez, the re s turned Cuban, suggested that they go inside of th. 1 little house, and he was seconded by his wife although she stated that they had no light. t "It is well you have not, senora," said Yank Doodle, "as we might be seen and our presence b come known in the village. As it is we are safer oul side here where no one can creep up on us unforeseen. But you and Jose should go m whilst we remain out side with the senorita, in order to watch ou t for dan ger. After a little more parleying the father. mothe and daughter went inside, where they spent a half hour or so in whispered conversation, whllst Turner and Yankee Doodle strolled around the yard to sec if any pro\\lers were about. By and by they returned to the bench by the door and sat down. They had not been there over ten minutes when three Spanish soldiers came strolling along, and turned out of their way and approached the hut. As they came up they seemed to be a bit surprised at seeing two men occupying the bench upon which they evidently expected to find the senora and her daugh ter. "'Who are you, senors," one of them asked, and Turner, whose Spanish was about as good as that of any of the natives, answered : "We are soldiers." The darkness rendered it impossible for the new comers to see by either face or dress whether or not they were Spanish soldiers, but their spokesman asked the question: "What are you doing here?" "We are on this bench," Turner replied, "what are you doing here?" "We're on our way to camp," said the Spaniard. "Well, this is not your camp ; what are you stop ping here for ?" "We wish to pay our respects to the senora and the senorita," was the answer. "That's all right, and you have their permission to go on your way rejoicing." "Where are they?" the Spaniard asked. "They are inside." The Spaniard attempted to enter, but Turner rose up before him and barred the way, saying as he did so in a very firm tone of voice : ,_ "You'd better go on to camp, comrade, as senora

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YANK.EE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. comrades will find them he j and the senorita are not receiving visitors at this I away the trail; their time of night." to-morrow." "How is it that you are here then?" the Spaniard "Say, pard," said Turner, nudging Yankee Doodle sked. with his elbow, "he knows his business, eh?" "We are outside," replied Turner, "where you "Yes," replied Yankee Doodle; "if he didn't he nust remain also." wouldn't be living to-night. It's a good thing for us "Oh," said the other, "you think you can keep me that his machete rendered it unnecessary for us to use out, do you?" our revolvers, as they would have betrayed our pres" I'll keep you out or kill you," hissed Turner, "for ence in the village." on the honor of a soldier you shall not pass the "That's so, pard, but we didn't have any hand in threshold of this house," and with that he shoved the the fun." Spaniard back against one of his companions, where"Oh, now look here, Turner, if you don't look out upon Yankee Doodle rose to his feet 'to stand by the you'll justify the Spaniards in calling us American side of the cowboy; but he dared not utter a word pigs. We've had fun enough to-day to satisfy any lest his imperfect Spanish betray his nationality. ordinary American hog." Caramba !" hissed the Spaniard, and the three of "There is no hog about it, pard, that's what we them pressed forward as if to push their way into the ,are sent to Cuba for." ouse. The next moment the bright blade of a ma"Oh, no, you are mistaken; we are sent to drive chete shot out from the doorway between the shoul-the Spaniards out of Cuba, not to kill them." ders of Turner and Yankee Doodle, and passed "Oh, you be blowed '. that's putting it down too through the neck of the foremost Spaniard. The other fine, pard. Your friend and I will differ with you two Spaniards sprang back a couple of paces, very about the best way to drive them out, for we think much surprised at the unexpected attack. Their com-that it's better to drive them off the face of the earth, rade sank down to tile ground, and the next moment eh, Cubano?" the fierce old Cuban darted out through the door of "Si, senor," replied Jose, "a dead Spaniard is althe hut, almost upsetting Yankee Doodle whose I ways a good one." shoulder he struck. Before the latter could recover "That's so," chuckled Turner, "and a live one is his balance a swish of the machete, followed instantly ahvays a bad one." by a crash was heard, and another Spaniard sank to "S1, senor." the ground with a groan. The third one wheeled and "Give me your hand, Cubano," and Turner reached ra.n. The Cuban followed like a shadow, and both dis-out and grasped the Cu ban's hand, shaking it warmly. appeared in the darkness. Scarcely thirty seconds The truth is there was a great deal of the savage later Yankee Doodle and Turner heard a fierce oath in the mental make-up of the Rough Rider, and the and an exclamation, a blow, a groan and then silence 1 Cuban was naturally of a similar nature. The con followed. duct of Spanish rule in Cubahad created a wild thirst "Great Scott, pard !" whispered Turner, "how's for vengeance, which apparently justified almost any that for quick work?" atrocity on the part of the friends of Cuba Libre. "It's bully I" said Yankee Doodle, "and the best of all, no noise has been made." "Senor! Senor!" cried the Cu ban's wife, in a low, anxious tone of voice, just within the door, "what has happened?" "Nothing much, senora-only three Spaniards killed." Sancta Matia we'll all be ruined she moaned. "Have no fear, senora; we'll get them out of the way," and at that moment Jose was seen coming through the darkness, dragging the Spaniard whom he had chased. "Senor," said he, "we must get them out of the way." "Of course," assented Yankee Doodle, and the sooner we do so the better." "Come on, then," said the Cuban, and leading the way he dragg-ed his victim behind him. Turner and Yankee Doodle each seized a body by the collar of the coat and followed him. They almost ran down the road, a distance of several hundred yards, where they t left the bodies in a thicket by the roadside. "This is far.enough, senor," said the Cuban, "and the rain which will come before midnight will wash CHAPTER V. IF I HA VE A DOUBLE IN CUBA HE IS A SPANISH SPY." ON the way back to the little home of Jose the Cu ban asked Yankee Doodle how he managed to get through the lines at El Caney three day before. "I didn't go through the lines, senor," replied Yankee Doodle. "Did you give it up?" Jose asked. "Why, I didn't try to go through." "Oh, I didn't know, but you told us that you were going to." "What are you talking about, Jose?" Yankee Doodle asked. "Why, I am talking about the time when you were with us in the camp beyond El Caney three days ago, senor, when you told us you were going to try to ge1J into El Caney and see what the enemy was doing." "You must be dreaming, Jose, for I was not in your camp three days ago, nor have I seen you for more than a week until to-night." Jose seemed staggered for a moment or two. Senor Yankee Doodle," said he, "you forget.

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YANKEE DOODLE .AND HIS DOUBLE . '================================ You were with us in Castillo's camp three days ago, thinking. Just before they reached the little hij spent a half a day and a night there when you left, Yankee Doodle said: t e lling us you were going to slip through the lines at "Jose, hereafter when you meet me or the otbho El Caney." Yankee Doodle, you must say: :o "Say, Turner," said Yankee Doodle, "what do you "'I am glad to see you, senor,' and I will answe1in think of that?" 'Me, too, amigo.' If I do not say that, you whe "Oh, I guess he's mistaken as to the time," reknow that it is not me, but the other fellow. Y!l P marked Turner, "for you've been with us for a week must tell no one what the test is as it might gais to my certain km>wledge." mixed up and get me into trouble by others wliti would forget the test." "Of course I have," and then turning to the "If I meet him, senor, what shall I do with him again, Yankee Doodle asked: "If you can't arrest him, kill him," was the r ep!; "What's the matter with you, Jose? I never was Caramba I will do it, senor!" e in Castillo's camp in my life, though I have met him d h ffi d 1 1 11 f th ,, "Is that the same test for m e, too?" Turner askew. an is o cers an mow near y a o em I "y ,, y D . "0 b y 'th th e s, said ankce oodle, 'and it will be all thV aram a, senor ou were wi us m e camp I ,, T d d T d ht d th 1 h. more a test from one American to another. o on ues ay an ues ay mg an e genera im-"A . lf 1 t 11 Wh t' th tt th ?'J ll right, pard; it will be bad for the cuss whsp se wi e you so. a s e ma er wi you. I I h f r h d 1 I "Th th' th tt 'th J b t meet im, or i e on tho d up lus hands 11 purn ere s no mg e ma er w1 me, ose, u . . more lead mto hnn than he can carry." o you ve got thmgs mixed up somehow, for my comB th t t' tl h d h d h C b h ,. y a une iey a reac c t e u ans om"'1 rade here and I have been together for about a week, . d t 't b th t b th t k ,, where they found the door shut and all sil ent w1thid an i can e a we are o mis a en. . . th Y k Jose gave signal raps that brought lus wife to th1 "Then, Senor Americano, there's ano er an ee Doodle in Cuba besid e s you." door. She asked softly: w "Is it vou, Jose?" d "Oh, I guess not." J "Si, senor. I talked with him, face to face, for His reply satisfi ed her and the door was op e nedin he entered, leaving Yankee Doodle and Turner agai hours on Tuesday night, and if it was not you it was seated on the little bench outside. His someone whom your very mother would call her came out and sat down b etween them. son." 1 "Senorita," said Yanke e Doodle, "I am sorry tha "Suffering Moses we've got to hunt up that fel you have to endure such a life, but I assure you it wil. low, pard." not last long." "Oh, I guess he's mistaken, Turner," remarked "Senor Americano. it will be a happy day for Cub Yankee Doodle. "I've never heard of anybody in when the Spanish soldiers leave the island." Cuba looking like me." "Yes, senorita: but as sure as the stars are "There is no mistake: senor," persisted Jose, "for shining above us they will have .to go. The grea1 we had Senor Yankee Doodle with us in Castillo's American people have sworn it, and their will is lav camp on Tuesday, and the soldiers talked all thetime against all the world. Spain can no more conten( of the brave young Americano. He ate rations with against America than you or I could stand on these the general, and promised to let him know what the shore and sweep back the waves with a broom Spanish were doing at El Caney." When they go old things will become new, and Cuba "I tell you, Jose, I have not been in Castillo's which is now the scene of desolation, will bloom a camp." the Gardens of Eden, for the will of the people will b "Then, senor, it was another Americano Yankee the law of tne land; and if the people are pruden Doodle, and he looked so much like you that you I and forbearing, and refrain from wreaking vengeanc yourself could not tell the difference were you to meet for past wrongs, they will be the happiest on the fac him." of the earth." "Well, I'll be hanged!" ejaculated the young "Senor Americano, it seems like a dream even t, American; "if I have a double in Cuba, he is a Spanthink of such a thing." ish spy, and I will run him down at every hazard. "It may seem so to you, senorita, but we in Ame ric Cuba is not large enough for two of a kind." 1 know that it is not a dream, for our people are pro "That's so, pard," said Turner, "and if we catch perous; we have school-houses on every hill, and i him we'll swing him up." the valleys are the great mills that give employme n "Not a bit of it," said Yankee Doodle, "but we'll to millions of people and send goods to the uttermos fill him full of lead and plant him." parts of the earth. We are the richest nat ion t h Jose seemed to be staggered by Yankee Doodle's sun shines on. Our treasury overflows with gold, a n denial of his visit to the Cuban camp, but he stoutly our credit is so good that the governments and cap persisted in the truth of his statement, until both talists of the rest of the world are eager to l end Turner and the young American were fully persuaded money or buy our bonds. The world is old, s enorit, that somebody was masquerading under his name. and many nations and people have lived, flourish e They walked along in silence until they came in sight and passed away; but those stars now t w in k l of the Cuban's home, both doing some very hard above us to-night have never seen a nation like our

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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. 13 whose people are so happy, where the men treat the 1romen as angels of their households, and where no king rules over them or armies of soldiers to oppress them. If your beloved Cuba cannot govern herself in peace and quietude, the Stars and Stripes will be raised above it, and the Cubans become American citizens." "Oh, senor to hear you talk is like listening to a beautiful song, in which every note is a thrill of joy." "It is a song that every American sings, senorita, because we are proud of out flag and our great republic. Spain is a relic of the past and must go from the Western world, and when this war ends her flag will not fl.oat over a s .quare foot of earth in this hem isphere." While they were talking there was a faint sound as of a tramping host in the air, and the Rough Rider rose to his feet and went out into the road, where he listened for a few minutes. The11f11e threw himself fl.at on the ground and placed his ear to the urface of the earth, after which he arose and return-d to where Yankee Doodle and the senorita were siting. "Pard," said he, "I can hear the tramp of soldiers. egiments are moving, and it will be wise for us to nove, too." "Are you sure of it, Turner?" Yankee Doodle ked. "Yes, pard. By waiting a few moments longer you hear too," "I'll take your word fol.I' it," said Yankee Doodle, 'ising to his feet and taking the hand of the young irl by his side, "and now, senorita, we must leave Senor Americano," said she, "you must take my ather with you, for if it is dangerous for you to reain here, it would be even more so for him." She had scarcely ceased speaking when Jose apeared in the doorway of his little home, where he rearked: "I hear them too, senor, and will go with you." "Come, then," said Yankee Doodle, "we've no ime to lose." Jose turned back, embraced his wife, and as he ame out took his daughter in his arms, gave her a arewell kiss, after which he strode away through the arkness with the two Americans. They passed down the road in the direction whence he sounds were coming and disappeared into the roods on the right. They well knew they could not le followed in the forests by starlight, hence they re c mained but a few paces away from the roadside in rder to listen and watch as the Spaniards passed by. 'oon the marching host appeared. It was evidently Spanish brigade shifting'its position. They marched y with the sturdy discipline of veteran soldiers, and he two Americans heard very little talking, as on he march unde\ such circumstances soldiers are apt o preserve discreet silence. When they had passed Yankee Doodle whispered o Turner: "They must be going to El Caney." "Yes, pard, that's where they are bound, and be fore they are there three days they'll find it the hottest place in Cuba. Your warning of the masked battery on the hill was just in time, for this regiment or brigade is evidently intended as a support for it and maybe others." They went out into the road and resumed their journey westward, intending to go through to the village of Caimanes, which place they reached a little while before dawn. Yankee Doodle had been there once before and knew two Cuban families living on the outskirts of the village. At no time during the war up to that day had the place been occupied hy either insurgents or Spaniards, while the forces of both sides had frequently passed through it. Nearly all the men in the village were in the insurgent army, so that the population was composed principally of women and children and a few old men. "We are hardly in any danger here," said Yankee Doodle to his comrade, as there are no forces sta tioned this far back of the enemy's line." "All right, pard," replied Turner, "I wouldn't be afraid of them if there were any here." "Nor would I; but we must be careful not to show any partiality for any particular insurgent's family in the village, as it would bring destruction upon them when a Spanish force passes through. It is necessary that we shquld get something to eat here, and I guess we have littlE!' trouble about that, as we are able to pay for what we get." They went boldly down into the principal street of the village where they stopped in front of a little bodega, wl}ich Yankee Doodle had once before visited in company with old Pedro, a former resident of the place. The landlord's wife was just opening the front door, when she saw the two Americans. "Good-morning, senora," greeted Yankee Doodle, and on recognizing him she seemed very much surprised. "Senor Americano, we didn't expect to see you here again so soon," said she. "Why, senora, it has been a month since I was here, and yet it seems like a year since I saw your smiling face." "You mean a week, Senor Americano." "Oh, no, senora, it has been at least a month since I was in the village.'' "You are mistaken, Senor Americano, for I had the pleasure of waiting on you one week ago," and then she turned and looked back towards the rear of the little store, calling out: Manuel, come here ; here is Senor Yankee Doodle Americano, come back again.,, A stout, elderly Cuban came forward, with a great shock of unkempt hair above a very dirty face and still dirt10r hands. The Cuban looked at the two as though afraid to be too polite, lest he be accused of treason to Spain. At the same time he bowed and asked: ,,-"What can I do for you, Senor ?"

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: 14 YANK.EE DO ODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. "We would like to buy a breakfast, Manuel," said Yankee Doodle. "Pardon me, senor, we can sell you provisions, but if we cook a meal for you we may be shot the next time the soldiers pass through. They shot one man for being too friendly to you when you were here a week ago." "There he is again, pard," whispered Turner to Yankee Doodle. ."That same fellow has been here." "You must be mistaken, Manuel, for it has been a month since I was in this village." "Oh, no, senor, we sold you some provisions a week ago. It must be that you forget, or else you are joking with me. YOU were here one week ago and stopped one hour, and then went towards Santiago." "I fear you were drinking late last night, Manuel," laughed Yankee Doodle. "Not so, senor, for it's little to drink w e have now." Yankee Doodle stepped inside the place and quickly purchased ::;uch things as he and Turner needed, and while Manuel was puttmg them up for them, he asked if it was true that the Americanos had been beaten at Quasimas and driven back down the coast. "It is not true, Manuel," he replied, "for it was the other way. We beat the Spaniards and drove them back towards El Caney and Santiago de Cuba." Manuel shrugged his shoulders and remarked : "We hear so many different sto.ries, Senor Ameri cana. Some of the insurgents come in and say the Spaniards were whipped, while the soldiers say it is the Americans who were defeated, and we don't know what to believe." "I guess you're right about that," laughed Turner, "but let me tell you, Cubano, that whenever you hear a Spaniard say they whipped the Americans, you can rejoice with him if you think it is best for you to do so; but at the same time if you doubt his story you will be very safe and much nearer the truth, for it is not written in the book of fate that the Spaniards can whip Americans anywhere in the world." Again Manuel shrugged his shoulders but ventured to say nothing, and a few moments later a couple of Cuban women came in, who had between them a single peseta wit.h which to buy a day's supply of food. senora," said Yankee Doodle, and stopped to b a cure some provisions from Manuel here." th "You are far away from your friends, senor," : marked the woman. D Si, senora, but at the same time each of us carfib a very good friend in our hand," and he tapped lw Mauser rifle affectionately as he spoke. m "Were you in the battle at Quasimas ?" asked. "Yes, senora, we were both there, and we whipPp the Spaniards out of their boots." cl "We heard the Americanos were beaten, senor."c "Ob, yes, you never hear of Spanish defeats fret Spanish forces," he replied, "but .the truth will gra ually find its way all over the country. I think Yw people here are very fortunate in being so far bap behind the line of battle, for those who' live neii where the fighting is going on are starving to deal if they are not killed by bullets." t; "There are a great many people starving eYr here, senor. There is little food and still less monp with which to buy it." h "All that will soon be over, senora, for when Sae tiago falls the Spaniards will no longer have tr chance to interfere with the population in their effor to earn a living." Just as he had finished speaking, a Cuban bot some ten or twelve years of age, barefooted and u kempt, ran into the place, crying out: "The soldiers are coming!" Turner had just placed in his haversack the ratim that had been purchased, and when he heard the n e v1 brought by the youth, he turne d to Yankee Doodl1 saying: "We must get away, p ard !" 1 "Yes," was the reply. "Come," and they bo started to emerge upon the street. As they did they saw a party of Spanish cavalry, not more th on e hundred yards away, coming at a rapid pace. "We must get. out the back way," said Yank Doodle, turning back and starting through to t rear of the bodega. "You must not go that way, senor!" called o Manuel, "for they will think we were aiding in yo escape and will kill us !" Jose had disappeared suddenly. CHAPTER VI. No danger of that, Manuel, "if you will run "SUFFERING MOSES! HE'LL GET AWAY AFTER ALL!" in the street and tell them which way we ha WHEN the two women came in to make their pur-gone. They will believe you and think you loy chases the wife of Manuel went behind the little They will rush after us, but I guess we can ta counter to wait on them, but instead of making their care of ourselves. Come, pard," and he and Tur purchases they turned and looked at the two Ameri-dashed out of the place and made for the r cans in evident astonishment. The proprietor's wife of the houses fronting on the next street, pas said in a low tone of voice to one of them : bet.ween a couple of them, crossed over to the ot "They are Americanos, and the younger one is side, entered an empty house, made their Senor Yankee Doodle." through by the rear door to an open lot beyo "Yes," said the woman, "I saw him here a week which was a patch of stubble palmetto. They ago," and still she gazed at Yankee Doodle as though fast, and had entered the palmetto as the ca val 'she would like to say something to him but was I came dashing around in pursmt of them. "We are all right now, pard," said Tur "We were just passing through the village, "They can't pursue us through the woods on ho

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YANKEE DOODLE .AND HIS DOUBLE. back, and if them." they dismount we'll have some fun with l "So would I, pard, for the truth is we are not making much, and I guess we won't." "Don't stop to have any fun, Turner," said Yankee Doodle, "for it is better that we get away without a fight. We are so far away from our lines that it would be rather bad to have a party of a hundred or more following us up." "All right, pa.rd, I'll obey orders." Come along then," said Yankee Doodle, and he pushed straight on into the woods with the cowboy close behind him. They could hear the shouts of the cavalrymen as they dismounted, and beat about through the bushes in search of them. Presently they came out on a road leading northwards from the village, and were discovered by a party of nearly a dozen Spaniards on horseback, who had dashed in that direction to cut off their escape. "Well, I don't know about that," said Yankee Doodle, "for while the Spanish soldier is as poor as a church mouse, some of their officers carry mighty fat belts around their waists." "Well, I'd like to see some of those fellows, for my belt has got very little in it." "That's the case with mine too," laughed Yankee Doodle. "1 don't believe in plundering, but if I knock a Spanish officer over and can get at him, I think it would be very foolish for me to leave his belt for somebody else to come along and get." Of course, of course, we are not born fools, and even if we were, we have learned something since we were weaned, I guess." "I hope we have. Look out now, here's another road," and he stopped in the bushes and looked up and down the road to see if the coast wa:s clear. "Where does this road lead?" Turner asked. "Lord, pard," exclaimed Turner, "I can't resist the temptation,'' and he halted in the middle of the road and began firing. He fired with startling rapidity, and at each shot a cavalryman tumbled out of I "It leads north:vard, up towards Holguin, and if his saddle, until four had fallen. The others, howI stop here. we will see detach_rnents of eYer, pressed on, knowing that only two men were in d1ers or couriers passmg between Holgum and Sant1front of them. ago de Cuba. General Shafter, though, expects I Garcia and his Cubans will see that no reinforceSince the fight was on Yankee Doodle joined in, and in less than thirty seconds had knocked two out of their saddles, which seemed to have a magical effect on the ardor of the enemy, for they instantly halted, dismounted and ran into the bushes on either side of the road. "Now come away, Turner," said Yankee Doodle. "We've knocked over a half a dozen, which will give them somcthmg to think about." "All right, pard, I feel better now," said the Rough Rider, as he followed him through the woods, putting fresh cartridges in the magazine of his rifl.e. Naturally the SpaniarJs beat around through the woods in the expectation o( finding them concealed in some nearby thicket, which, of course, enabled the two Americans to make their escape into the deptb of the forest. They turned to the right and started eastward, knowing that the enemy had been foiled. "Which way are we going now, pard ?" Turner asked. "We are going eastward," was the reply. "Then we are going back?" "Yes, we are going back in the rear of El Caney, and may possibly strike Castillo's camp. I want to find that double of mine if it is possible to do so, for if he looks so much like me as to deceive men who know me intimately, he is the most dangerous spy the Spaniards could send into our lines." "That's so, pard ; be could walk right up to Gen 1ral Wheeler or General Shafter, or Colonel Wood or Roosevelt, and actually get orders from them, and passports and all that sort of thing." "So he could, and that's just what he's doing; and I'd give more to catch him than I ever expect to make out of this war." men ts are sent to help Toral out." "Do you know where Garcia is?" "No, l;>ut he ought to be somewhere above here on the line of this roa. d, and I guess we had better stay here and see what we can find out." "Stay how long, pard ?" Turner asked. "Oh, we might spend the night here," was the reply, "as I guess it's about as good a place as any where else in the woods." "All right, I'm with you, but I'd give a pesos for a drink of water." "I'm dry myself," said Yankee Doodle, "but we'll have a rain at midnight and can set leaf cups to catch as much as we want to drink." They sat down at the foot of a great tree some ten paces back from the roadside, with a very dense thicket growth between them and the road. They had been there perhaps a half hour when they heard sounds of horses' hoofs coming from below in the direction of Santiago de Cuba. They arose, made their way through to the thicket to the roadside and found a solitary horseman in citizen's dress coming towards them at a brisk canter. "Pard, he is no Cuban," whispered Turner. "No, he's a Spaniard, and I guess we'd better stop him." "All right," and a few moments. later the two stepped out into the middle of the road and ordered the stranger to halt. To their astonishment instead of halting, the man spurred his animal forward. The horse made a dash as if to run down Yankee Doodle, and the latter had to spring aside to escape being run over. "Halt!" cried Turner, sternly, but the man laid forward on his horse's neck, as the steed bounder away like a deer. But it was impossible for on

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. 16 YANKEE DOODLE .AND HIS DOUBLE escape a dead shot like the Rough Rider, and the keen crack of his rifle awoke the echoes of the for st. The man tumbled off his horse, but with his left foot fastened in the stirrup, and the frightened steed dashed forward up the road, dragging the man with him. "Suffering Moses !" exclaimed Turner; get away after all." "Oh, he won't drag him far," said Yankee Doodle, starting off on a run in pursuit, with Turner close behind him. To their surprise, however, the horse kept on at full speed up the road, finally disappearing in a bend a half mile beyond the spot where they first saw him. They pushed on, though, as fast as they could run, and on reaching the bend of the road, saw another turn some two or three hundred yards further on, but the horse was not in sight. "Shoot me for an Apache, pard I should have hamstrung the horse, too." "That's something a Christian don't like to do," said Yankee Doodle, "for a horse is not to blame for anything done in this war." "Very true, but don't forget, pard, that I ain't a Christian during this war," and the Rough Rider was very much disposed to kick himself over his mistake. They pushed on, however, and at the next turn -Of the road found that some two or three hundred yards further on a couple of Cubans had stopped the horse, and were rifling the body of his rider. "Look at that, pard," said Turner. All right, come into the thicket," said Yankee Doodle. "They haven't seen us yet." They dodged into the thicket and pushed their way up in the direction of the two Cubans as fast as it was possible for them to do so. They arrived nearly -Opposite the Cubans before the latter became aware of their presence, and burst out into the road with the stern command to : Hold up The two swarthy fellows, almost as black as negroes, rose quickly to their feet to find themselves -covered by a couple of Mausers. "We found him dead, senor!" exclaimed one of them, before a question was asked. "That's all right, senor," said Yankee Doodle. "What.have taken from his body?" "Some papers and a belt," said the other, who was holding the belt behind his back. "Hold up your hands, both of you," and the two Cubans raised their hands above their heads. They were armed only with machetes, which weapons were lying on the ground at the side of the dead Spaniard. "Go through them, Turner," ordered Yankee Doodle, and the Rough Rider went forward and \ -;;earched their pockets, finding in one a small pack e of papers, evidently of an official nature. >q took ossession of the papers and the money belt, which was very heavy, aJter which Yankern Doodle explained to the Cubans: n "He is our prize, Senor Cubanos. We halted hill more than half a mile back down the road, and as h refused to stop we shot him. As he fell from hi horse he was dragged by the stirrup." "Si, senor," assented one of the Cubans. E "We are American soldiers, and have reason believe that the man was a courier from the Spani : t general at Santiago, bearing dispatches to some otbe post up this road. .I don't know whether you are Cuba Libre or not '.) "We belong to Garcia's army, Senor Americano.h "Very well; then we are friends, or at least ougb,. to be, and for stopping the horse as you did yo; ought to be paid something." .' "Si, senor, he would have got away from you." "l hardly think so, Cubano, yet we will give YO\ five pesos each,'' and with that he drew from hiti_ pocket ten pesos of Spanish coin, which he gave tr the two Cubans. They took them with appare gratitude, but there was a flash in their eyes told of intense disgust at losing the money belt which had so unexpectedly fallen into their hands. "Now, Cubano," said Yankee Doodle, "the Amerij can general has asked your General Garcia to watcl this road and prevent reinforcements from reacl13 ing 'l'oral in Santiago. It is necessary that we shoulh see him, for we are sent here by General Shafter0 Can you ten us where we can find General Garcia ?'1 "He is encamped over on the other road, SenO\ Americano,'' pointing eastward as he spoke. "Great Scott!" ejaculated Yankee Doodle. "Ove on the other road, leaving this great highway to Hol1 guin unguarded "Si, senor." "And is there no Cuban force encamped road at all?" "None that I know of, senor." "Well, I'll be hanged exclaimed the disgustec young American. "If Shafter knew this he woul get very little sleep until be is assured that a su cient for<(e is on the road to effectually block the way.' "Oh, well, pard,'' said Turner, "it isn't everyon who wears shoulder straps that knows anything aboU' genera.lship." "That may be," assented Yankee Doodle, "ye Garcia has the reputation of being a skillful soldier and he is an old man' who fought bravely in the te1 years' war, and here heisguardinga cow path whils leaving open the great highway to Holguin whert ten thousand Spanish soldiers are stationed Cuba.no,'' and he turned to the Cuban, "you tw may have that horse and the saddle and bridle to d with as you please." "Thank you, Senor Americano." "I would advise you,'' continued Yankee Doodl "to return to your camp at once and say to Gene r Garcia that a courier from General Shafter will reac him to-morrow, and if we find you there when we a rive we will give you five more pesos."

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YANKEE DOODLE AND IHS DOUBLE. 17 11rner seemed a bit surprised at the promise but then they could dodge into the bushes, where the nothing, knowing that Yankee Doodle under-darkness was such that nothing but a bloodhound d his business. could find them. CHAPTER VII. SCOTT, GENERAL! HE WAS A SPANISH SPY." :S soon as the two Cubans were gone Y a nkee dle and Turner made their way back down the It to the place where they first struck the horse There, seated under a big tree, they examined money-belt and found nearly a thousand dollars Spanish gold, and a number of letters and dis k:hes addressed to the commander of the post at guin and two other places in the provmce of San o, sent by the Spanish commander in Shafter's nt. urner was well versed ln Spanish, and read the batches with the greatest ease. When he had shed, Yankee Doodle said to him : These are important, Turner, for they urge the nimander at Holguin to send reinforcements to ntiago de Cuba as speedily as possible, and I think t General Shafter should know that Toral is callfor h elp." Of course, pard," assented Turner, "and if he s more help he'll put up a mighty nasty fight." 'So ne will, even if he doesn't get it. All the same must lose no time in getting back to our lines, so & best thing that we can do is to divide this money il let each one carry his own, and start out without ing any more time." 'Which way shall we go, pard ?" 'Well, the shortest way is to go right through the nnish lines, just as we did last night; but it will be mor e dangerous than if we went around by way Garcia's camp to the left of El Caney and go in bind our right wing. If we can get through the y we came we can reach our lines by sunrise, ereas if we go around by Garcia's camp it may ke us till noon or later to-morrow to make it." 'Then let's go the way we came, pard, and take cbooces." 'All right, then, come ahead," and they started down the road, keeping close to the thickets on ir right, so as to be able to dodge into them on the pearance of other parties. They made good time ing at least four or five miles before seeing any one the great highway. They dodged into the bushes a few Cubans pass by unmolested. had agreed to pick up no more trouble on the y unless actually comp e lled to do so. When night me on they were still on the road, but not very far 1ttb of the city of Santiago. Presently they came a cross road going east and west. 1 I know this road," said Yankee Doodle; "it leads !Wards El Caney, and if we follow it we'll soon like the little village in which lives the family of ISe Lo"(lez." Under the light of the stars they could push along le road at a rapid gait, without being seen by anyldy at a distance of more than fifty feet, and even In due time they struck the little village and pushed on through it without stopping to call on Senora Lopez and her daughter, finally turning into the little path that led down into the valley between the two bills held by the opposing forces. Camp fir e s were seen to the right and the left of them, but by advancing cautiously through the bushes, they passed Spanish sentinels whom they could hear calling out to each other: "Alerta Alerta !" In a little while they had passed the Spanish lines, and were descending the valley in which they had met such a hot ad venture a day or two before. It was necessary for them to make their way through a dense thicket for a couple of miles ere they began to ascend to the top of the hill held by the Americans. It was a slow, toilsome journey, but they were fully alive to the import;ance of the news they were bringing back to the American commander. Slowly and steadily they ascended the wooded heights, climbing over bowld ers of rock and other rough places, until both were pretty well exhausted, Just a little before dawn they the heights and called out to the American pickets to give them warning of their approach. They were forunate in strik ing the line held by the Rough Riders. In a little while they had passed the line, and the officer of the guard was told that they had important dispatches for General Shafter. "Shafter is ten miles away from here," said the officer, "and General Wheeler's headquarters are three miles away." "Where is Colonel Wood's headquarters ?" Yankee Doodle asked. "Close by," was the reply. "He'll do, then. Show me where I can find him." A man was sent to pilot the way to Colonel Wood's headquarters, who was still sound asleep in his tent. "You must wake him up," said Yankee Doodle, "for the dispatches I have were captured yesterday afternoon, and we :iiave traveled all night to bring them in." The colonel was awakened by his orderly, who told him that Yankee Doodle had arrived with dispatches. "Bring him to me at once," ordered the colonel. Yankee Doodle went in, sat down by his side, and inside of five minutes had told bis story. "Good for you !" exclaimed the colonel. "That's the best work that has been done so far in this campaign. I will send these dispatches to G e n eral Wheeler at once, and he will see that they are de livered to General Shafter." "Thank you, colonel; I'll go out and hunt for a soft spot somewhere and sleep for a week or two. "You can't get a week's sleep on this line,".

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18 YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. laughed the colonel, "for the bullets begin to sing "Not until night before last, general, and I with the rising of the sun." heard of him in three different places; have ha Oh, that's all right are lullybys that give passwords to personal friends, by which they put me to sleep quickly." trap him if they run across him again." "So they will if they hit you," remarked the col"What is your password? I must have it!" onel. "It is this : On seeing me I am to be told 'I "Oh, well, that's a different kind of sleep. I'm glad to see you, senor,' and I am to reply 'me, not looking for a nap of that kind." amigo.' If I do not utter those three words ar "Wise boy," laughed the officer, "but they are me as a Spanish spy.'' found sometimes by those who are not looking for The general quickly took a notebook from them.'' pocket and wrote down the words that were to n "Oh, yes, accidents happen. They are a species of the identity of the famous Yankee Do .odle a Spanish bed bug that disturb people's slumbers, but which he replaced it in his pocket, and remarked so far I haven't run up against any of them," and "The resemblance is simply perfect in every with that he retired from the colonel's tent, joined spect, even including the voice." Turner, and the two went off together a little below "It must be, general, to impose on some who the brow of the hill, where they laid down under a has met ; and he is evidently having a free run in 1 tree and were soon soundly sleeping. It was nearly camps." noon when they awoke, as the firing had been very "Yes, yes," assented the general, "but we'll slack that morning all along i-he front. short shrift of him if we ()atch him.'' As soon as they arose they started off in quest of a The general then questioned him at length on breakfast, but were overtaken by an orderly from incidents. of his journey, finally asking him whJ Colonel Wood, who said that they were wanted at so recklessly exposed himself to a continuous fire headquarters without a moment's delay. They whole regiment of Spaniards, when he ascended turned and followed him back to Colonel Wood's tent, hill to the American lines to bring news of the ma who told them that General Wheeler had sent word battery. i to them to tell them to report to his quarters im"I did that, general," he laughed, "becau, mediately. realized that i1, was a moment of great petil to "Say, colonel," said Yankee Doodle, "a steam en lines in front of that battery, and decided to ta ginc won't run without water in the boiler, nor can desperate chance rather than lose several hour we travel without bread in our baskets. We're about, making my way around the right of the line. as hungry as men in the army, I guess.'' "It was a desperate chance, indeed," said the "Fill up your baskets then," said the colonel, "and eral, "and I look upon it as the most daring fea lose as little time as pt>ssible.'' far in this war. It was indeed, important, but They finally obtained a breakfast and then started one man in a thousand would have taken the cha off for General Wheeler's headquarters, which they that you did." reached after a toilsome march of a little over an I "Oh, I don't know about that, general; the hour. Yankee Doodle promptly reported to the rade who was with me wanted to make the trip, famous warrior, who looked at him keenly from under we had to draw straws to see which one should a pair of shaggy eyebrows and asked : I won and was off in three minutes, while he rema "When did you capture those dispatches?". in the thicket to keep his eyes on me until I got "It was about the middle of the afternoon, yester-the crest of the hill." day, general, over on the Holguin road, some five or "It was a daring thing to do, and a report six miles north of the city of Sa .ntiago." has already been cabled to the Secretary of Wa "Are you sure of that?" the general asked, look-Washington city, and the name of your comrade ing him full in the face, .with what was rather astern also given.'' expression. "I'm glad of that, general, for he's a man of do "I'm quite sure of it, general." my age, and, I think, one of the bravest men "You must be mistaken, as it .would be an impos-ever lived. He must be a descendant of Cain, fo sibility for you to be at that place at that time, as you seems to have inherited a predisposition to kill. were here in this tent with me at two o'clock yester-can no more resist the temptation to shoot at a S day afternoon." iard than can a small boy the temptation to s' "Great Scott, !!'eneral, he was a Spanish spy !" stone at a stray cat.'' "What!" gasped the famous cavalryman. "He was a Spanish spy, who looks so much like me The general laughed heartily at his com par that some of my most intimate friends have been de-and frankly admitted that when he was a youth temptation to stone a stray cat was an almost ceived by him.'' The general was staggered, and, after a few minsistible one to him. utes seemed to be speechless with astonishment. Fin-When Yankee Doodle left the general's tent, h ally he asked: joined Turner, who was talking with one of the .. "When did you first hear of him ?" officers some ten or fifteen paces to the right.

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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. 19 ," said he, as he joined him, "my double that Yankee Doodle was down there, and he'd better lking with General Wheeler yesterday." behave himself." g Moses!" gasped the Rough Rider, "he "What did the mule say!" asked .Yankee Doodle, ve of old Nick himself." laughing merrily. the has," assented Yankee Doodle, "but "Oh, he didn't say anything, for the truth is he atch him, we'll quiet his nerve forever." doesn't care a snap nor the switch of his tail for any-s it all about?" the staff officer asked. body. He'd as soon kick General Shafter as the a Spanish spy was here yesterday, and blackest coon in the Tenth Cavalry; and when be isited General Wheeler's tent. He was wants to sing his song nothing but a thirteen-inch look like me, and did it so well that the shell square in the neck will stop him," and with that ver suspected anything." I he gave the mule a cut with his whip thatcausedhim er and lightning!" exclaimed the staff of-to send a pair of heels straight out behind quicker aw him myself and talked with him, think-than a streak of forked lightning. time I was talking to you. How in thun"You see that ?" said the driver, "a good business o w now that you are not the spy?" man uses his head, but an army mule uses his he e l, d e Turner here can vouch for me, for we've and a pair of t11em at that, and when he gives a n h er." order with his heels, if they reach you, you will obey 's all right,'' laughed Turner. with all the alacrity of a well-trained soldier." ware we. to know him when we meet him he officer asked. CHAPTER VIII. 1 you how," said Yankee Doodle, who imme-YANKEE DOODLE'S EXPERIENCE WITH THE ARMY ve him the test words he had confided to heeler, cautioning him at the same time to no one else. ht,'' said the vlficer. "I'll catch him on up against him again, for the villain had n of the camp here yesterday." laughed Yankee Doodle, "he must have at I was out of the way. -Now, Turher," rned to the Rough Rider, "we must pitch him down. You know the test word, so your way along the firing line from one end er, while I will go down the Siboney road, there all the way down to the coast looking If y ou see Colonel Roosevelt give him the and all the captains in the Rough Riders' I will give it to General Shafter himself. e to be careful that the cuss don't get hold in that case he would have the laugh on us, t manage to have me hanged instead of him h would be like one of your gl'.im jokes we king about the other morning." urse, it would," laghed the Rough Rider, ould go hard with you if you hadn't some y of proving your identity." o parted then and there, and the cowboy make his way back to the firing line, while Doodle started off in the direction of the oad, where he fell in with a party of soldiers e going down after supplies. They all knew had not heard of his having a double in ut one of them remarked to him that he he saw him down at Siboney that morn-must be mistaken," he replied. "I've not n there for more than a week." y be mistaken, but I'm blest if I didn't think u." id I," said another. I had charge of a half a.ck mules, and didn't take any particular no ou, though I did remark to my front mule MULE-THE COAT OF MUD. THE story told by the mule driver assured Yankee Doodle that his double had been down at Siboney, and below there as far as the coast on that very morning. He inwardly prayed that it might be his good fortune to run up against him, and there was a grim determination in every nerve of his frame that when he did so, that double of his would surrender or die in his tracks. He had a good deal more to move him in his search for that particular individual than mere patriotism, for while he was eager to serve his country by catching a Spanish spy, he was stiU more anxious to catch the man who was jeopardizing the reputation he had won under the name of Yankee Doodle. He made no mention to those around him that he was in search of his counterpart, but went along in a jo!ly frame of mind, cracking jokes with the soldiers and teamsters, and laughing as heartily as any in the party. In due time they reached Siboney, and he went t o various officers who were stationed in the vicinity to see if he could find out if the man had been seen about there since morning. Suddenly the thought occurred to him that if he would disguise himself so as to conceal his identity and could go about inquiring for Yankee Doodle, he would be more likely to get the information he was in search of, but tbe facilities for getting up a disguise just then were exceedingly meager; in fact, he didn't know how he could do it, as he certainly could not procure a wig or a false mustache or beard anywhere in the camp, and the mere changing of apparel would not be effective. He gave it a good deal of thought as he trudged along over the hill and down towards the coast, but could think of no way by which he could get up a disguise unless he could dress as a woman. "Just the thing,'' he said to himself, as the thought fi<1shed through his mind.

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20 DOODLE AND HIS D O UBLE. don't look out for a woman who has an extra dress J "Oh, yes; but you know doctors frequently she will part with for money." But after a litstiffs for the dissecting table, notwithstanding tie while he laughed and shook his head. law." oc "It won't do," said he "I might hunt around for "Great Scott! Doctor, you don't mean to say,'] a week and never find a native woman in these hard want him for a subject?" t times who is so fortunate as to o>vn an extra dress." "Yes, I do. I'd tie him down to a table and Finally he reached the coast where other troops sect him alive!" r were landing from the transports a .nd being hurried "Oh, that won't do, doctor; you're worse tha n i up to the front. He walked about for upwards of an Rough Rider." w : hour, looking out for the counterpart of himself, all 1 "Oh, you have no love for science," laughed the time ready for a meeting the moment he should I surgeon. "Science is pitiless; has no conscience see him. Suddenly he felt a slap on his shoulder, and sympathy for human suffering, and so far as t looking round stood face to face with one of the army \ particular cuss is concerned, he couldn't get any s. surgeons with whom he was well acquainted. pathy from me "Hello,doctor!"heexclaimed, "howareyouget-"Well, as for that matter," replied Yan' ting on down here?" Doodle, "he won't get any from me either, but "We are having a very busy time," replied the blest if I don't admire his -cheek and nerve, and surgeon; "but what brought you back here so soon thl1t particular reason I'd like to take him alive. again?" may be that he'll wipe me out, and then pass him "This is the first time I've been down here, doc-ofI as the genuine article." tor, for a week." "Well uow,-' said the doctor, looking serious, "What's the matter with you?" the doctor asked. he should do so what protection would we b "I saw you this morning about nine o'clock, and you against him?" told me you were going up to the front." "Oh, I'm putting out a test word on which he "About nine o'clock was it this morning, doctor?" yet be caught, I guess," and Yankee Doodle gav he asked. to him in precisely the same words in which he "Yes, just nine o'clock, for I met you down there given it to General Wheeier. at the first landing, where I had an appointment at "All right," said the doctor, "don't you make that hour." mistake of not giving it correctly if I should run "Well, doctor, that fellow was a Spanish spy, and against you." I've been on his trail for two days trying to come up "No danger of that, doctor, for it's a serious b with him; that's what brought me down here to-day, ness with me in more senses than one. I'm liable as I heard he was seen here this morning." any moment to be accused of treason in communic The surgeon fairly whistled his astonishment, after ing with the enemy and betraying military secrets which he said: them." "I never saw a more perfect resemblance in my "Yes, so you are. What are you going to life, and if you two were standing up shoulder to next ?" ahoulder, I don't believe I would be able to tell which "Oh, I'm going back up over the hills towards was the American and which the Spaniard." front, and keep up the search for him. I would "What did he say to you, doctor ?" glad if you could post a few whom you can trust" "Oh, he asked me after the health of the camp, the test word, so they can be on the lookout for hi and how many sick soldiers we had, and began guess"All right, I will," said the doctor, after wl ing at the number of soldiers landing from the trans-Yankee Doodle shook hands with him and went ports. He picked up a good deal of information in a quest of General Shafter. He found, nowever, t very few minutes, for I thought I was talking to you, I the general had gone on board of one of the tra whom I knew to be all 0. K." ports to issue orders m person lio some of the office "Well, you're not the only one, doctor, he's played so he ti.:rned and started back up the road to Sibo the gallle on. He even played it on General Wheeler, in company with a lot of teamsters in charge of m who happened to have enough confidence in me to ex-packs. press himself quite freely when talking to me." It was quite a while before he ran across any The doctor was angry, and the more he thought whom he knew personally, and in conversation about it the hotter he got in the collar. 1 one of the teamsters he heard his name mentioned "See here, my boy," said he, "if you run up connection with his ascent of the hill in front of against him, of course you'll hold him or kill him." American lines three days before, where, for a "You've got that down right, doc," said Yankee tance of a quarter of a mile he had been exposed Doodle, "and it will be done quickly, too !" 1 the fire of several hundred Spaniards. "Well, if you can take him alive, do me the favor "Yes, I heard of that," said he. "It shows w to send for me, for I'd like to get at him. In fact, poor shots the Sp:miards are." I'd like to buy him from you." "Yes," said the teamster, "but it shows m "Oh, that sort of business is prohibited by law, j than that. It shows the American grit of the b do ctor," laughed Yankee Doodle. and I'd rather see him and shake hands with

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YANKEE DOODLE AND !US DOUBLE 2.1_ with General Shafter or Wheeler, or Sampson met a courier coming at a pretty fast speed on horse. chley, or even the President of the United back with dispatches for General Shafter down at es." the beach. Just as hereached the point where Yankee Dh, you're laying it on thick," laughed Yankee Doodle was a severe wash in the road compelled him !le. to halt his horse in order to get over it. As he did it on thick! \Vhy, 1'11 tell you a chap so he glanced over at Yankee Doodle, who happened 'll do that isn't afraid of old Nick himself. I to be looking at him. The look of astonishment that b.t live to be a hundred years old without hoping swept across his face attracted even the notice of sevto see a chap who would have the nerve to do a eral of the teamsters. He stared at him as if he was of that kind. I heard somebody say that he was I looking through him, and then blurted out: n here this morning, and I inquired of several of "How in blue blazes did you get here so quick?" boys in the hope of getting a chance of seeing "I don't know that I've been very quick about it," Did you ever see him?" replied Yankee Doodle. "What do you mean?" Yes," was the reply, "I am well acquainted with "Why, I saw you just as I leaped into the saddle '" up at the front, and have been coming at full speed What kind of a looking chap is he?" ever since. Now, how in thunder did you get here Oh, he's a boy of about eighteen, smooth face, ahead of me?" jt my size, and looks a good deal like any other "I gue<:is you arc mistaken," said Yankee Doodle. "It was somebody that looks like me." t then one of the RQUgh Riders came on down "It may be, but I'm blest if your mother could ill and met Yankee Doodle while he was talking pick out her boy if you two got mixed up together, 1 the teamster, and before Yankee Doodle conld and they told me, too, that he was Yankee Doodle." out of his way, the Rough Rider sung out: "See here, my man," said Yankee Doodle, with ello, Yankee Doodle, what are you doing down startling suddenness, "I'll give you fifty dollars in way.?" good, yellow gold if you'll take me on that horse beh, I've been looking at the transports." hind you and ride back at full speed and point out reat snakes!" exclaimed the teamster. "Are that fellow to me." Yankee Doodle?" "I can't do it; I'd get shot if I did," said the man. Yes, that's what the boys call me." "l'm carrying dispatches to General Shafter." e teamster stepped out in front of him, looked "See here, comrade, take one of these mules," said over from head to foot, and then turned to the a teamster; "he can take you up there, fast gh Rider, asking: enough." s he the chap that climbed the hill tbe other day "Not with that load, he can't," said Yankee n a whole Spanish regiment was shooting at Doodle. ?" Yes, he's the chap," said the Rough Rider. ire you sure of it; do you know it?" of course I do; I know bim well." ie teamster extended his band to Yankee Doodle asked: Will you shake hands with me, comrade?" You bet I will, my man," and be grasped the of the brawny teamster and shook it warmly; few moments he was surrounded by the other sters, every one of whom had to shake his hand. ee here, Johnson," Yankee Doodle sung out to ough Rider, "I was trying to get over the hill out getting into a scrape of this kind." ell, why didn't you tip me :the wink?" the h Rider asked. idn't think of it." either did I." h, I saw you this morning," said one of the sters, "down at the landing, but I didn't know you were." nkee Doodle thought it best not to post the sters about the Spanish spy, for fear that his for him might be interfered with in some way, went on up the rough road with them, passed gh the little village of Siboney, and was half up between that point and the front, when he "Hang the load I'll take it off, divide it up and put it on three other mules." "All right, my man, I'll pay you for that." "That's all right, Yankee Doodle; 1 don't want ariy pay. I'd do you a favor if I got shot for it." "All right, my man, if you get into trouble send for me and I'll get you out of it, even if I have to take your place and receive your punishment." The teamster quickly relieved the mule of his pack and assisted Yankee Doodle astride of him. He had no saddle or spurs, but he thought he would be able by the aid of a stick to make that army mule do some lively work, and he did, for the first blow he struck the mule began dancing around in a circle where the mud was nearly a foot deep. "Lam him good," cried Yankee Doodle, to the teamster, "and give him a start." "All right, here goes," and the teamster began lamming the obstreperous son of a donkey which had the efiect to cause him to stand straight up on his hind feet ; Yankee Doodle slipped off over his rump and landed in the mud. His astonishment at finding himself so easily dismounted caused the teamster to roar with laughter. "Oh, that's all right, boys," said he, "the truth is, that's the first mule I was ever on in my life. Just give me another lift, and if he wants to walk on his

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22 YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. stilts that way, I'll hug his neck so close that he'll have to shake his hide to shake me." The mule was caught again and Yankee Doodle sprang uppn his back, and a couple of teamsters began belaboring him with such energy as to cause him to throw out his heels like flashes of lightning ; the next moment he kicked so high that Yankee Doodle went clear over his head, landing on his back in a soft bed of mud nearly a foot in depth. The teamsters ran to his assistance, lifted him h is feet, at the same time bestqwing upon the obstreperous mule a series of left handed blessings that ought to have assured him a happy life forever after.' "Will you try him again," one of the teamsters asked. "Not 01il. your life," he replied; "it's a combination that won't work. I've been trying to get up a rlisguise all the morning, in order to run into that fel low who looks like me, and now I guess I have got it, for I don't believe my own mother would know me with this one hundred and fifty pounds of mud on me." "Oh, we ca,n scrape the mud off," said the teamsters. "Don't you do it; let it stay, and if you can find a spot on me where it isn't thick enough, throw on some more." The teamsters roared with laughter, thinking he was indulging in a bit of sarcastic humor, and were i really puzzled when they saw him start off up the road, holding on to his coat of mud as though he was really proud of it. CHAPTER IX. "J:' M WILLING FOR THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN CUBA TO FALL ON ME." SEVERAL times on the way up the bill, the teamsters offered to scrape the mud off of him, but he de clined every time with thanks. "Let it stay," he said, "and I hope 'twill stick until I am ready to have it taken off." "You'll find it a pretty heavy load to carry, comrade, over three miles of hill. If you'll mount the mule again I'll lead him," said the teamster. "Not on your life; that's the only mule I ever attempted to ride, and as long as I live I'll have respect enough for a mule to keep off his back." "Let me give you a pointer right there," said the teamster. "The greatest respect you can show a mule is to keep out of reach of his heels." "You're right, comrade," said Yankee Doodle. Y\'here I was born and reared mules were scarce, and wherever they are I shall make myself scarce hereafter; but at the same time this army would be in an almighty bad fix but for the army mule." ,,."You're gfOltting it down fine," returned the teamster, "for he has in his make-up more hard work on less rations, and at the same time more undeveloped deviltry than any animal on four' feet, including all the monkeys that have ever lived jn the world since the first pair was created." "I see you know all about the mule," lau Yankee Doodle. "You bet I do. I consider myself well able to professor of muleology in any college in the worl can calculate to an ounce the exact weight of am kick if I can get a profile view of the blow.'' "What's the heaviest weight you ever knew a to kick?" Yankee Doodle asked, very much am at the teamster's quaint way of expressing himse "Ten tons to the square inch." "To the square inch of what?" "His hind foot.'} "That's a pretty heavy weight,' Doodle. "You bet it is, and if we could get the da things so trained as to make 'cm run backw against the Spanish line and manage to keep them f getting shot before they reached the intrenchme they'd kick the dirt over on them so fast it w n bury every man in the trench. But the trouble G is that when a mule gets hit by a bullet he gets n and if he isn't killed instantly he'll soon kill ev body within twenty-five feet of him.'' Yankee Doodle enjoyed the teamster's talk so u that he almost forgot his search for his double. e kept along with him un1;il he was within a mile of end of his journey. Then he suddenly met Bill Tur 0 the Rough Rider, who had accompanied him on perilous trip between the lines of both armies. r d saw the Rough Rider look at him and laugh. laughed, too, but the Rough Rider kept on wit 11 stopping, evidently not recognizing him. When had passed some ten paces or more, Yankee Do called out: "Where are you going, Bill?" Turner wheeled around quick as a flash, stare him, and asked : "What's that ?" are you going?" The Rough Rider recognized the Doodle. He clapped his hand on revolver, 1l said: "I am glad to see you, senor.'' "Me, too, amigo," replied Yankee Doodle, quic recognizing the test that had been put to him. "Suffering Moses!" gasped the cowboy; "wha creation have you been doing to yourself ?" and look of astonishment so convulsed Yankee Do that he almost fell over as he roared with laughte "I've been getting up a disguise," he finally as soon as he was able to pull himself together. "Wen, you've done it, for I'm blest if I would h known you .! "Well, you see it was the only disguise I could in this blasted country. I hunted around for sev hours trying get up a disguise, and it took a II to show me how to do it," and he explained to Rough Rider the whole business "Well, I'll be hanged exclaimed Turner, heard you were seen down this way and thought might be the other fellow, and if you hadn't answe

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t right, I would have slugged you quicker than J 1ow when I see him, and won't wait even to apply the ng." test, but will open fire on sight." ell, he was down this way this morning, but "Don't do anything of the kind, but make him hold went down to the bottom of the road I found up his hands, for we want to take him alive if there P: had come back up this way, so you may as is just one chance in a thousand to do so. It you fol me along with me, and we'll keep up the hunt low me around youill avoid making a mistake the second time." ll right, pard," and he turned and started back "You can bet your life I won't make it a second ards the front with him. time, pard." rd," said he, as they walked along, far enough :They .went all around the neighborhood where from the teamsters to converse without being Turner had last seen the Double, gazing in every dieard, I saw the fellow up there not two hours rection like men who had lost their bearings and were ut was so dead sure that it was you that I trying to recover it. They failed to find him, and speak to him, for I didn't know that you had went along the firing line all the way down to the ex-down this way." treme right wing. 'fhere they turned and retraced hy, I told you when I parted with you that 1 their steps, by which time the day was pretty well oing down to Siboney spent. Finally Yankee Doodle called on General es, but about a half hour later I met you and Wheeler at his headquarters and made himself d y ou why you didn't go, and you said you had known in his unique disguise. ed your mind." "Why, how in the world did you become so mudood Heavens, that was the fellow !" exclaimed dled up?" the General asked. ee Doodle. "It's the only way I could get up a disguise, gen-ffering Moses!" gasped Turner, "so little time eral." assed since I had parted with you that I never "Disguise," and the grizzled old cavalryman began ht of applying the test. Say, old-man, for the to laugh. f Heaven don't tell it on me. Say, hold on a "Why, yes," he. replied. "If you see that fellow e," and he jumped out in front of Yankee any time this evening without any mud on him, col e and begged him to kick him. lar him and put a thousand men around him to hold h, no, pard, I know how you feel; I can't kick him, for it will take at least that many, I'm sure." enough to ease your conscience. Let me call up "All right," laughed the general. "An idea has ule that threw me into the mud, and one whack just occurred to me that I would send couriers out him will make you happy the rest of your all along the front, asking the officers to send Doodle to me as soon as they find him, as 1 have imring him along," said ,Turner, with an air of 1 portant business for him." me resignation, "I'm willing for the highest "That's just what I came to suggest to you, gen-tain in Cuba to fall on me." eral." nkee Doodle laughed till he almost cried, and Yankee Doodle left the general's quarters and re-er in his effort to join him evolved such a sickly joined Turner, to whom he told what the general had that it added tenfold to the hilarity of the occa.suggested. ever mind, old man," said Yankee Doodle p up your courage; faint heart never won fair If we catch him I'll give you a chance to get satisfaction out of him." "That's just the thing, pard, and I guess we'd bet ter stay pretty close around here and keep a good watch out for him; for if he hears that the general wants him he will think that some important secret is to be int:rusted to him, and he will have a chance ll right, pard, but I feel sick. er to have the fever." I'm afraid I'm to take it over to the enemy." h, that's only a feeling of disappointment, old ; cheer up, we'll catch him yet." ell, if we don't and he gets away I'll dig a hole me of these mountains, crawl into it and pull it ter me." due time they reached the front, where Yankee le strolled about listening to the comments of oldiers, who characterized him af? the muddiest they had ever seen, but not one of even his most ate acquaintances recognized him in his disguise uban soil. Say, Bill," said he, turning ,to the Rough Rider, is Cuban soil makes me a full blown native, eh?" You bet it does," assented the other, "and if will keep that coat on you I'll know the other fel"That's. what I think, too," and so they moved over and took up a station about fifty yards away from the general's tent under a huge tree, whose dense foliage would protect them somewhat from the heavy dew. Night came on quickly, and after the two had partaken of their rations, they sat down under the tree to wait and watch. After the lapse of a couple of hours Turner proposed to go over to where the Rough Riders were holding their position on the line, to find out if orders had been sent there for Yankee Doodle to report at the general's headquarters. "Go ahead," said Yankee Doodle, "but come back as soon as you have found out about it." Turner went away and Yankee Doodle stretched

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himself out on the ground for a nap of sleep. How long he had slept he didn't know, but he was awak ened by Turner, who said to him that over a dozen officers and men among the Rough Riders had asked him if he knew where Yankee Doodle was, saying that General Wheeler wanted him at his headquarters immediately. "They hadn't seen him, then," said Yankee Doodle. "No, but they were on the lookout. to tell him. of the general's request." "Well, all we can do is to wait," sa. id Yankee Doodle, "for we can't see much in the dark:c.ess." But a couple of hours later the cowboy went over to the tent, where he met Colonel Wood of the Rough Riders, who informed him that only an hour before one of the captains of his regiment told him that he met Yankee Doodle, and gave him the general's message for him to go to headquarters at once. Yankee Doodle had given the colonel the test, and he had given it to his captain, but it seemed that the latter had forgotten about it, as he failed to apply it. "Lord !" groaned Turner, when he heard it; "the sucker has got away ag'in !" He lingered around headquarters for upwards of three hours, expecting every moment to see the spy turn up, and finally he returned to where Yankee Doodle was lying under the tree in a state of most intense disappointment. He, too, laid down, and was soon sound asleep. When morning came he hastened to headquarters to find out if the spy had been arrested during the night. He was told that nothing of the kind had taken place. When Yankee Doodle heard that he remarked to the cowboy: "Turner, I guess when he received the general's message he suspected that something was up and skipped out. I am going to get into the mud again to-day, so that you will know there will be only one Yankee Doodle i.n the camp." "There's no need of that, pard," said Turner, "be cause there is nobody you want to dodge but your double, and he would hardly know you unless you got within speaking distance of him; and then you would know as quickly as he would recognize you." "Yes, that's so," said Yankee Doodle, "and I guess when I knock this dry mud off I'll be dirty enough anyhow." "Well, as for that, pard," laughed the other, "the whole camp is made up of a dirty crowd, anyway, so it won't make much difference." As soon as the two had their breakfast they began making a search all along the front from the left to the right, during which time Yankee Doodle was halted by men who wanted to apply the test to him. He good naturedly answered the questions every time, but in no place could they hear anything of the other fellow. All day long the search went on, and late in the afternoon the two decided that he had probably returned to his own lines for the pur reporting such information as he had picked up Yankee Doodle called on General Wheeler about it, and the latter said that the request f appearance at headquarters had probably al him. "That's what I think, too, general, but th on the lookout for him all along the front now can't pass from one regiment to another withou ing to stand the test a dozen times; but all the 1 though, I intend to keep up the search for him. "That's right," said the general. "If he doesn't show up in a day or two, I'll g into his camp and pay him a visit." "That's dangerous business, my boy." "So it is, general, but I've been over the r e before and didn't find it a very dangerous thing "It is always dangerous," remarked the g e "and I never like to have a good man run the At the same time it takes a good man to do tha of work." The day passed and the watch was kept up p well through the night, during which Rough Turner went along the front to see if he could of Yankee Doodle's presence anywhere. Whe returned he was satisfied that the spy had not s up again. The next morning the Spanish ma battery opened fire on the American line, to whicl Americans replied with great vigor. It was soon evident that two more guns had added to the masked battery, and all six of them gotten the exact range of the American po s i Their shells did considerable damage until Ge Wheeler ordered the dynamite gun irtto posi which, after four shots had been fired, succeede silencing the masked battery most effectually. "I am satisfied that the fire of that battery intended to concea.l some other movement," Ya Doodle said to Turner, "but just where it wi made is a puzzler." "That's what I think, too, pard," said the cow "and the only way to find out is to go through tween the two lines again." CHAPTER X. "ARE YOU A TRAITOR ?" UNDER pretense of looking for the spy, Yan Doodle and Turner went back in the rear of the fir line a distance of nearly half a mile, where t veered around to the right of the American posi and began pushing their way down into the va through which they had once passed in such dea peril. They were extremely cautious, more so than their former visit, for they were compelled to k well concealed under the bushes to avoid Spa sharpshooters, who seemed to be in position in trees all along the hillside. "Pard," said Yankee Doodle to the cowboy, we find they are not making any movement in t

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YANKEE DOO DLE A N D HIS DOUB L E. -ection we will get into the thicket somewhere and I pickets ran back to carry the news ahead of them. o c k about a score of those fellows out of the trees." The captain in command of the pickets doubted the That's jus t what we'll do, pard." truth of his statement, and wanted to lmow who had b e y advanced nearly a ha.lf mile up the valley be-brought the news in. The picket informed him that e e n the two lines, when they were startled by meet-it was two Americans who were so nearly exhausted an entir e regiment of Spaniards creeping along that they were coming more leisurely. rough the bushes. or course they couldn't see the Instead of sending the alarm forward along the line th part of the regiment, but from the method of at once, the captain accompanied the picket back to eir advance they were quickly convinced that it was meet Yankee Dood l e and Turner, and thus many. ovemcnt in force. There were skirmishers out in minutes of precious time were lost. When he sa\' Yance as well as guides, and the two bad to dodge them he recognized Yankee Doodle out and retreat to avoid being overtaken. Stop-"Oh, it's you, is it?" said drawing his revolver g to fight was utterly out of the question. and leveling it at Yankee Dood le's breast and adSudd enly the Rough Rider grasped Yankee Doodle vancing upon him. til e arm and \vhispered : Yankee Doodle stood up straight, looking him in "There he is!" j the eye as the captain advanced upon him. "Who ?" Yankee Doodle asked. "I'm glad to see you, se nor," said the captain. "Your double," replied the cowboy. "Me, too, amigo," he replied. "I don't see him." "You're all right," said the captain. "What is "Neither do I now," said Turner, "but just follow this news you brought in?" e course of my finger and I'll show where I saw "The enemy is turning your right in force, and m last, and he' s coming right this way, too they can't be a quarter of a mile behind us now." While Turner was pointing Yankee Doodle gave a Without another word, the captain ran back and dd e n start. sent couriers at full speed along the line He recog" I see him," he whispered, "and the resemblance nized when too late that he had lost ten or fifteen p erfect." minutes of precious time. Turner raised his rifle and was about to fire, but "Pard," said Turner to Yankee Doodle, "I'm go-ankee Doodle quickly stopped h im, saying: ing to stay here and have a hand in the racket, and "Wait till we get a chance to catch him. if I get a chance to draw a bead on that chap he will "Lord, pard," said Turner, "let me finish him." not get away alive." "No, I want to catch him; come away before they "All right," assented Yankee Doodle "I don't e us," and they turned and retreated, and before believe he's going to come u p near enough to be seen ey had gone fifty paces they broke into a run in by our line He will get out of the way as soon as he d e r to haste n back and give the alarm to the right has done his work." ng of the American position "All the same, I'll look for him," said Turner. They were forced to make such speed that it was By some strange spirit of procrastination, which possible to avoid agitating the bushes in a way seemed to be a part of Spanish character, they lost at attracted the attention of the sharpshooters in nearly one hour of precious time in reaching their point e trees all along the hillsides on their left. of destination. By that time a regiment had been hurThe result was that Mauser bullets whistled all ried forward by General Kent, and they were in position ound them continuously, and both of them had their when the first glimpse of the enemy's skirmishers was o t h es pierced and yet escaped harm. had. Then a, scattering fire was delivered all along It was a run of nearly a mile, mostly up lull, over the line, but the enemy steadily advanced, thinking extremely uneven surface and often through dense they had caught the Americans unprepared. Tbe ick ets. Both frequently met with falls, but they firing kept increasing in volume until it was a roar of shed on again with a clogged determination to saYe small arms for a distance of three or four hundred eir comrades on the right wing from being over-yards squarely on the flank of the American position. helme d. By that time it was seen that the woods were full of When they finally reached the pickets of the right Spaniards, who were evidently preparing for a rush ing, they were promptly halted with rifles leveled at to turn the position. Just as they were about to do em. so a series of wild yells in the rear of the American "vVe are friends!" C:1Eed out Turner; "American line were heard. They came from the Rough Riders, outs!" who were coming at a. double quick to reinforce the or course their appearance and language told they rig-ht. e r e not Spaniards, and the pick ets allowed them to j "Goel help these fellows n ow !" Turner, [ n in without oven exacting the password from them. as he recognized the yells of his comrades "The enemy is coming up thehollow," aid Yankee Five minutes l .ater Roosevelt appeared at the head oodle, "in heavy force. Notify your officers at of the Rough Riders, and was ordered into lin e by an ce, for in less than half an hour you'll have an officer in command. Roosevelt prompLly ordert>d erwhelming crowd in your front !" 1 them to hold the line in front, but somehow or other, As the two were so nearly exhausted one of the in the woods, the or
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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS obeyul, for the y kept right on full into the face of the all the wide world like ours. It would have dol Spaniards. your heart good to see them go in. Nothing couf Notwithstanding the fact that he was born and stop them. The y mixed right in with the enemy a reared in the East, Roosevelt had all the impetuous in less than ten minutes scattered them to the "indl spirit and daring recklessness of the most dare-devil There was no discipline or even organization, but t Rough Rider in his command. When he sa w that finest :fighting you ever saw." they had rushed in to mix with the enemy, he, too, "They'll do that every time, colonel,'' remarke dashed forward with a wild yell to lead them. the g eneral. "I'm sorry I didn't arrive in time t "Come on, boys!" he yelled, "now is our chance,'' see it. It was a shrewd moYe of the enemy, and w and the next moment he was engaged in a hand-to-were fortuna.te in averting disaster." hand fight with three stalwart Spaniards. With a It did not take the general long to find out th wild whoop the Rough Riders waded in. Yankee Doodle and Rough Rid e r Turne r had disco It is fair to state that instead of surprising the ered the approach of the enemy and brought the n e Americans, the Spaniards themselves were surprised. in at the risk of their lives. He hunted up the ti\ They expected to be the aggressors, and that the and found them lying down under a trel', utterly e Americans would be thrown back on the defensive; haustcd from the fatigue of their almost superhum hence they were utterly astounded when the Rough exertions. He shook hands with both of them. Riders jumped on them. Words utterly failed to de"General,'' said Yankee Doodle, "we found rn scribe the scene that followed. The Spaniards outdouble piloting them through the woods. W e h numbered the Rough Riders at two to one, but no time to dispose of him, as we had to hasten ba i n the. dense wood it was utterly impossible to pre-to report the thrc a,tcnctl danger. We could ha serve their line or even a semblance of order, and killed him, but the truth is I want to capture h i m when they found themselves mixed up with men yell"That's right, my boy; I hope you'll succee d ing like lunatics, with revolvers in each hand, and doing so. As it is you've spoiled his little game f everyone a dead shot at that, they stood it about ten the present. I thank you both in the name of tl minutes, and then a wild scramble to get away fol-army for your splendid work;" with that the g e n e r lowed. 1 ;urned away and began an inspection of the posi tio Not one in the woods fought with more desperate with a vie w of makii;g some changes. valor than Roosevelt himself, for he was everywhere "Pard,'' said Turner to Yankee Doodle, "I'm gh in the thick of the fight. He recognized that it wa,s now you stopped me from slugging that fellow useless to give orders other than to call out: his death might have spoiled our fun." "Give it to 'em, boys; clean 'em out; blow them "Yes,'' said Yankee Doodle, "it might h a off the face of the earth!" stopped the advance of the enemy entirely For at least a quarter of a mile the Rough Riders tell you, Turner, that if we had five thousand R o u followed them until the Spaniards filtered away Riders on hand we would go into Santiag o w ith through the woods, not even stopping to fire a shot. forty-eight hours, for I don't believe that all the o It was then that Roosevelt undertook to rally them, cers, from Shafter down could call them off i f th and by repeatedly ;yelling land calling to them he got into a fight." succeeded in doing so. They rallied around him ''That's it, pard, they'd do it as sure as fate. \ V h when he sung out: iC they had let us alone the five hundred of us th "Boys, I'm proud of you!" were engaged in the ruction to-day would ha,e f "We're proud of you, too, colonel they yelled lowed those fellows back clear to their intrenchme n back at him, and if you'd let us alone we would The truth is the Rough Riders arc the only ones, exce have gone home with them to clean out their very the regulars, who know anything about this bu kitchens." whacking business. The volunteers are w e ll drille "We must obey orders, boys,'' said he, and a,t a,nd in an open field are equal to any soldiers in t that moment orders came of a most imperative world; but they are not up in this hand-to-hand bu nature, calling off the pursuit. ness in the bushes like the regulars and the Rou The boys returned cheering, for it bad been emphat-Riders, who have seen a good deal of it fighti n g ically their own fight. The truth is they were not led dians in the West." at all. Even their own commandant had to simply A couple of hours or so passed and the two w go in with them and fight as a private. pretty well rested from the strain to which they h When they returned to the line it was found that been subjected, when they proceed e d to go over t only half a dozen of tlrn Americans had been killed ground with other Rough Riders to see iC they c o and about a score wounded, while perhaps more than find Yankee Doodle's Double anywhere among one hundred of the enemy were lying scattered about dead or wounded. They made a prett y thorou in the woods, dead or wounded. search, but failed to find any traces of him. Tl Generh.l Wheeler reached the scene of the fight a talked, however, with a number of wound e d Sp little while after it was over and congratulated the I iards, who had expressed their astonishment a t t h boys on their splendid work. defeat. Said one : "General,'' said Roosevelt; "there are no troops in j "We thought we had you a.t our m e r c y a s

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YANK E E DOODL E had told our officer: that your right was helcl I CHAPTER XI. u a very few men." I THE SPY IS SHADOWED. 1A.s the wounded Spaniarcl was speaking, he hap-A DETAIL of American soldiers was made for the dlled to look around and see Yankee Doodle. He purpose of burying the Spanish dead and bringing in ,ized at him with astonishment, fina.lly asking : their wounded, and as the wounded were brought in "Are you a prisoner?" Turner took note of everyone, to see if he could find "No replied Yankee Doodle, "I am an Ame1;i-Yankee Doodle's Double among them, and at last had [( p.." to report that he believed the fellow had escaped J_'he astonishment of the Spaniard can hardly be a,live. cribed, and for a couple of minutes he seemed to "Then we'll see him again," said Yankee Doodle. with amazement. "Yes, I hope so, for it is mighty little servic ,"You're a t1aitor !"he gasped out. "You led us they'll get out of me until I find that chap. little game; so it is best to keep mum a.bout it." set the Rough Rider took leave of Yankee Doodle and "That's so, pard ; I never thought of that," and started out on his trip. When night came on he was e Rough Rider turned away to search in the bushes not very far from the Spanish lines, a,nd, under cover : more dead and wounded Spaniards, to see whether of darkness, succeeded in getting through their picket not the Double was among them. guard, and went about among the different campcveral times Yankee Doodle was recognized by the fires, listening to what was being said. In one place mnded Spaniards, who gazed at him in astonish-he heard the soldiers speak of the fighting qualities nt, whilst several asked how it was that he was of the Americanos, saying that they fought like xe with the enemy. tigers in a jungle, with no order or discipline what, I belong here," he sa. id to one of them. ever, and laid their defeat at the door of the man who 'Are you a traitor?" one asked. guided the column to the place of attack. "No; I hope not." lt was a trap," said an old sergeant, "for th<'.'-.. Then you were a spy, for you led us into this were there waiting for us, aHd I know of two men who \p." will swear our guide joined in with the enemy and 'You are mistaken," was the reply. "I never led opened fire on us, a revolver in each hand. u into the trap. On the contrary, I was right in "Yes," said another, "I saw him myself, and I ur front and in the thick of the fight. It must be told my captain, and he said he would see the colonel 1t your guide was one who looked like me." about it. He did see the colonel, for he afterwards 'He was the very image of you," said the Spancame to me and took me to headquarters, and there d, "if you arc not the one yourself. I saw the fellow. I put my hand on his shoulder. looked him straight in the face, and told him I hall I seen him shooting down our men in that fight. All

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Y .ANKE E DOODLE .AND HIS DOU B L E the officers laughed,'and the colonel told me that I had j than ours, for I saw them last week firing a= seen an American o who looked like him, as he himself I sharpshooters who were six hundred yards a w p had seen the same man while he knew that our guide J a tree, and they dropped three of them in as in w a s back in the rear. All I could say was that they I minutes. is w ere so much alike I couldn't tell one from the "Yes, I've seen them at that work, too. T b n o t h e r a regiment of Rough Riders over therear That satisfied Turner that the Spanish officers all have the name of being the finest shots in the a understood the trick that was being played on the American army." e Americans. He wandered around awhile longer, un"So they arc," said Turner. "I got in with < h til h e struck a littl e campfire in front of a tent, where them and found him to be a quiet" easy sort of ft several officers of high ran k were talking, and in their who divided his rations with me and told me a s midst was Yankee Doodlc's Double, who was quietly many things about the sec1.ion of country lis tening to what a general officer was saying to him. came from in America; and he spoke Spanish.'t The Rough Rider at once understood from what he as he said he had lived on the borders of Mexico 1 sa; w that the D ouble was receiving instructions from I the Spanish language was spoken as muC); t he officer, for he repeatedly nodded his head as the English." officer spoke, which was meant to say he understood 1 "How long are you going to stay over and would obey orders. I I don't know; it depends on circumstances. r "Now, my fine fellow," said Turner to himself, long arc you going to stay?" f "I'll see if I can keep you in sight, and when you "I can't say. for I am to go down where the tt leave this camp I'll be with you, or pretty close by, ports land their soldiers and find out whethe t and if you get away from me I'll be in fa,vor of giv-more are expected within the next few days. Io ing you a medal." General Toral means to attack before any moro A few minutes later the D ouble le f t the group of of -arrive, as General Linares asked me to locat ficers, and started oil' in the darkness, and Turner I position of each battery, and particularly the 1 c r ept on in his wake. He followed him along down mite gun they've got." 1 the lin e that was held by the enemy until he passed "Oh, I've seen that dynamite gun; it's a \ t h e l eft wing, where he disappeared in the bushes, small affair which they shift about from place to making his way through the pickets. Of course, wherever it is needed, so that you might Jocatf whe n the y entered the bushes, Turner lost sight of a certain spot and a few hours later it would bea him but he crept on after him down the hill through or two away somewhere else. Don't you think t he bushes for some distance, when h e suddenly ran better keep together until we get into their rea up against him in a little clearing. The fellow had "Yes, I think it would be better for us to e v idently stopped to find o u t who it was that was fol -and as for that matter we might remain togetb lowing hirn. at least keep within sight of each other, so as t "Who arc you?" he asked of Turner. der any assistance that might be needed if d I am a soldier," he replied I ered. 1 "Yes, I know; where are you going?" I am not much afraid of being discovered, "Well, I'm on the same businebs that you arc, I marked the Double \\ ith a quiet chuckle, "for g u ess, for I'm going out by order of General Linares have a well -k nown character over there who to sec what the enemy is doing everybody in their camp knows. They ca Oh, have you been sent out by the general?" Yankee Doodle, and I look so much like hi I have been requested by the general to go into hundreds of Americanos have spoken to me, t h e enemy's lines and find out what reinforcements me by his name." they have received He never orders any one on such "Oh, yes, I've heard of that fellow, said T b usiness, as you know, but he asked me to go, be"and I think I saw him once near General Sb cause I've been over twice already." headquarters. He is a youth not more than ei Oh, is that so?" years of age." 'Yes, I was over there last week, and saw three "Yes, that's the fellow," said the other. transports of Amcricanos arrive and go up the hill nearly three years older than tlla,t, but don't 1 o n the Siboney road." The two then started on their trip, Turner k "Well, I saw them, too," said the Double. close behind him in order to keep him in sight. "Where did you enter their line?" Naturally their progress was very slow, "Each time I went in I crept around their right darkness in the woods was very great. The w ing, and got into their rear, as I find that much guided in their course, however, by a few cam easier than risking a shot from their pickets." along the crests of the two hills, so that the "That's just the way I got in, for their pickets enabled to creep straight on in the direction are very bad people to have anything to do with. destination. "Yes, and the worst of it is they arc nearly all vVhen they reached the right of the Americ dea d shots. I don't like to make the admission, but Turner said to him: it is true that their marksmanship is much better "We are a,brcast now of the right of their p \.

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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. 29 e pusn straight on a half a mile or so, we can in and strike the Siboney road without running risk or coming in contact vith their pickets; then ,an enter the road, fall in with their supply teams arc coming and going all the time between thcit and their depot of supplies down on the coast." es, yes; you're right. I've been all along there, that's just what l'\e been thinking of doing." couple of hours later they turned to the right, soon reached the Siboney road wlwrc, night gh it was, the supply trains which were nothing ack mules, were still coming and going over the They joined in with them and went down to oast, where they arrived about da,ylight. There managed to get some rations, by mixing in with teamsters and assisting t.hcm as soldiers com. y do, and were soon on familiar terms with scY of them. there are only two regiments here; this one on shore and the other one that is to land." "Yes, two regiments landed clay before ycsberday, making four in all, and they probably number about eight or nine hundred men each. Let's go up by the hospital and see how many sick they've got there.' "These regiments come from the extreme northern part of the States, and this climate here will use 'em up in a few weeks." "Arc you sure of that?" the spy asked. "Yes, the truth is, their whole army now in Cuba came from the northern part of the United States, except those fellows the)' call the Rough Riders, who came mostly from the southwest, where the summers are Ycry bot; but i1early all of them have had expe rience in fighting Indians and rounding up cattle, which business has inured them to camp life. So they are better able to stand service in this climate than st before they reached the landing place, Turner 1 any other regiment they've got here." teamster whom he knew. He took him aside, and They went up the hill in the direction of the plateau, to him: on which the hospitals for the sick and wounded ha,cl omrade, you 're going up on the firing line. l[ been established, talking in a quiet undertone, and lt do me a favor, I'll put a flve dolla,r gold piece when about half way up met a little group of Amcri-your hand just as soon as you get back." can soldiers. llright,"saiclthcteamster; "whatisit?" "Hello," exclaimed one of the latter, "theres want you to run over to the Rough Riders and Yankee Doodle," and ,the group of soldiers stopped or Yankee Doodle, and don't 1'l.top till you find and gazed at the spy as their comrade pointed him When you sec him tell him that Bill Tumor is out to them. here in company with the man he is looking "Hello, boys," sung out the spy, in a cheery tone and that if he will hurry on clown the road, he 1 of voice. "How are you getting on?" robably meet us on our way up, as we are go\ "Oh, we are doing as well as the rest of them,., to start that way some time between this and I answered one, and the entire party stepped forward Will you do that, comrade?" to shake hands with him. ou can just bet another fiyc dollar gold piece I He quietly shook ha,nds with each one, laughing, I will, pard," said the teamster. \ and chatting in an oIT-ha,ncl way, saying that he, too, right," said Turner, "and when you get up I was doing very well, but had to confess that the do :t quick." Cuban sun sometimes made him feel very limp. e teamster then hurried on with his halC dozen "You bet it does," replied one of the others; "we mules, and was soon wen cling his way over the struck this thing at the wrong time." long the road that had been constructed by the "Oh, yes," la,ughed the spy, "but it had to be done, engineers, whilst Turner rejoined the spy and you know. I make it a rule, though, to break for a, eeded with him down to the landing place to little patch or shade \vhenever I can do so without h the transports. violating orders." ere was a regiment of volunteers encan1ped along "Ob, you've got the advantage of u s, for you can hore, which had landed there the clay before. go a.bout just where you please, while the rest of us were waiting for the landing of their supplies have to go where we are ordered." aggage before starting out over the hill to be "Well, you don't blame me for that I hope. I wish ned to a position somewhere along the front. you fellows could do the same thing." er and the spy moved about in a quiet sort of "Oh, of course not, but you had a hot time of it the looking on as though they had nothing ;vhatever other day as you came up that hill in front of the o. They found that there was only one more line." port waiting to land another regiment. "I should say I did," be laughed. "It was the herever thP.y could sec a group or officers talking, hottest thing I ever struck in my life, and I don't walked around in their vicinity to sec if they know that I would do it again if I knew I'd be paid a find out what they were talking about, and in million dollars at the end of the trip," and with that way managed to pick up bits of information here he started on up the hill in the. direction of the hoshere as to the coming of more reinforcements. pita,l, with the Rough Rider close by his side. He nd by Turner whispered to the spy: chuckled a.nd nudged Turper, remarking as he did hey don't seem to be expecting any reinforceso : s before another week has passed." "That fellow Yankee Doodle is very popular with o," said the spy, "and as near as I can judge the Americano s."

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30 Y ANKEE DOODLE AN D HIS DOUBLE. "I should say he was, ,and isn't. a in t!1e l sters, and toiled along through the dreadfully u e whole camp who wo.uldn t share lus rat1011s with him up road for a couple of miles before the py was rec w or the contents of canteen, so.I guess I'll stick to nized by any one as Ya11kee Doodle, but as they w e + you so as to get a bite of somethmg to eat or a pull only private soldiers or teamsters, the Rough Rici I: a.t a flask of whisky." felt no uneasiness. But when they met officers, ne CHAPTER XII. CONCLUSION. THEY spent an hour walking around among the hospitals and saw them crowded with sick and wounded men, but where there was one wounded there were twenty suffering from the effects of the water and climate. "You see I was right," remarked Turner to the spy, "when I said that the troops coming from the xtreme northern part of the United States were not able to stand the heat of this climate, and here you .can see for yourself, and the longer they stay the worse it will be for them. Within three or four weeks that regiment out there on the shore and the one on the transport will be decnnated by half by the sun and the rains of this region." "Yes, it looks that way,'' said the spy, "and I am surprised that the invasion took place at the time it did." "So was I,'' assented Turner, "but it would not have been made but for the presence of Cervera's fleet in the harbor of S-antiago." "Are you sure of that ?" the spy a sked. "I am not sure, but that is the impression I have received from what I have heard officers and men in this camp say." Just then Turner saw one of the surgeons looking at the spy with such a degree of interest he suspected he had the test given by Yanlrne Doodle, and as the surgeon started in their direction, he turned and said: "Let's get away from here, as I am rather afraid of that surgeon." "All right," said the spy, turning around on his advised the spy to draw his hat well down over By face to avoid recognition, as he knew that manv ic the American officers had been given the test and that Yankee Doodle himself had been haltedte score of times the day before to iirove his Well,'' whispered the spy, "I never thought 'L conceal my face when here before, and why shonlt\Hl.' do it now?" y "Because it' s safest to avoid recognition as muouo as possible, as some of our wounded men who w mt:> captured in the fight da,y before yesterday, have t
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YANKEE DOODLE AND HIS DOUBLE. 31 e by his side and watching everyone he met, He "Glad to hear it," he replied, "but it's a pity the end would whe n Yankee Doodle stood that it is at the cost of the life of a or: .we man. te t o fa c e with the spy, and be was resolved that if "It is brave men who die in defense of their flag," c latt.er got the drop on the indomitable young r eturned the spy, as Turner lowered hirn to the n erican, h e would himself fire to save him. ground, where a score of teamsters had crowded B y and by t h e y reached a little plateau, through around him gazing in clumfounded amazement at see .ich the roa d ran, and there Turner caught sight ing two Yankee Doodles present . 1Yankee Doodle comin g towards them with a party As the Rough Rider stood over him, the spy looked cteamsters. He laid his hand on the arm of the up at him with an expression in h!s eyes that seemed r saying: to ask something his lips would not utter. He was 'Let's get out of the road a bit and avoid the in doubt as.to the latter's status; hence he hesitated : 1d to say anything that would betray him if he was in 1 Yes replied the young Spaniard, "for it' s bad fact a Spanish spy like himself. Turner seemed to tugh," and he stepped out to the right a few paces understand his glance and resolved to relieve his the roadside, where a number of teamsters were doubts by saying: \lking along in both directions. \ "I am an Americano, senor, the comrade of Yankee :Yank e e Doodle was himself on the lookout and j Doodle.'' \ e n he saw the darinoRough Rider the iatter "Ah," said the dying man, "you played the game b ll _oppe d behind the spy a couple of paces and made a I ,., 'ic k motion with his band by which he pointed out Thank you, replied Turner. You played yours ; Doubl e to him. so well that we were forced to stack the cards on The two recognized each other on the same instant, i e n the y were yet ten paces apart. The spy quick pulle d his h a t down to his eyes to conceal his feat s a s much as possible, at the same time k,eeping strict watch on the movements of the famous young ruerican. His quick glance c aught tho e xpression on Yankee )Odle' s face, as w e ll as the movement that placed right h and on the hamdle of his revolver. Then i kne w they were to face each other then and there. the spy expected assistance from the [>Ug h Rider, of whose identity he had not the least fSpicion; hence his O\vn hand quickly sought his e a pon whilst his ey e s flashed keenly into those of s e n emy. On seeing the spy place his hand on his revolver, anke e Doodle flashed his weapon from his belt, m e d at his breast and called out sternly: "Hands up!" But the Spaniard was not the man to hold up his mds and submit to a capture that would inevitably sult in his death as a spy; so he, too, drew his eapon with a quickn ess that was absolutely aston-1in g and the two fir e d almost on the same instant. anke e Doodle's hat flow from his head, taking a lock his hair with it. The spy wheeled clea,r round, as anke e Doodlc's bullet struck him in the left shoul r but quick as a flash he fired again, and his bullet r e through the collarofYankeeDooclle's coat, while e l atte r s bullet struck him full in the breast, caus g him to stagger backwards into the arms of the ough Rider, wl10 instantly wrenched his revolver : n n his hand, calling out at the same time to Yankee )Odle : 'Hold up, pard, you've finished him !" Yankee Doodle quietly replaced his revolver in his lt and walked over to the side of his double, who )keel him straight in the face and said: "You have won." yo11." "I've played the best I knew how, and have lo3t," said the spy, "but I am willing to die for Spain." Those were the last words he uttered, for afew mo ments later he gave a sudden gasp, and all was over. "He was a brave man," said Yankee Doodle, turning to the Rough Rider. "As game a man as ever lived or died," said the latter. "Yes, indeed," returned Yankee Doodle, gazing at the placid features of his double as he lay on the ground. "He ca.nm nea r taking me with him, for he got a lock of my hair a t the first shot, and cut the collar of my coat with the second one." "Diel you e\er see two men more a.like?" remarked a teamster. "I never did," said another. "Every feature of his is like Yankee Doodle's. Why did you kill him?" and the teamster looked at the young American as he aske d the question. "He was a Spanish spy," exclaimed Yankee Doodle, "who has been going all through our camp, talking to officers and men, who took him for me." "Great snakes!" ejaculated a teamster. "Did you ever see me before?" "Not that I know of," replied Yankee Doodle. "Then it was him I talked with for o,er an hour one clay last week, telling him everything I knew, thinking he was the genuine Yankee Doodle." "You're not the only one he played that trick on," said Turner, "for I talked with him, too, but last night I followed him from the headquarters of a Spanish general, claiming to be a i:.py like himself. We have been looking for him for four days, as he was the inost dangerous man the American army had run up a,gainst. I'm glad he was killed as he was rather than he should be shot as a spy, for he was as brave a man as ever died. Say, pard," and he turned to Yankee Doodle, "we must send for the general and let him see him before we plant him."

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82 YANKEE DOODLE AND IIIS DOUBLE. I "Yes," assented Yankee Doodle, "and we ought] commanding general for ridding the army of to mark his grave and let the Spaniards know where most dangerous spy they had ever known. to find his bony if the.r wish to do so." They buried the unknowl'l. and marked his gta An hour or two after the death of uhe spy the news for identifica tion. His identiLy remains a secret reached the headquarters of General Wheeler that this day, for nothing was found upon his person tb Yankee Doodle had been killed. It spread like a would throw any light upon his history, or even l prairie fire along the entire front, and many expres-name. sions of sorrow were heard from men and officers Even after the surrender of th.e Spanish army alike. Santiago, all efforts to ascertain who he was proY lt was quite natural that such a mistake should futile; but an officer of 'roral's staff was led to t have been made, and it was nearly half a day before place where the spy was buried, \vbo made a mern the mistake was rectified, which was done when anda of the location, but studiously avoided maki Yankee Doodle himself appeared at the general's head-any statement as to the itlcntity of the young her quarters to report to .him the death of the spy. Other He simply remarked: officers meeting him promptly applied the test, think"He was a brave boy, and when his fate becom ing that he was the Double who had been slain. known there will be sorrow in Spain." When the truth became known congratulations Tbus ends the thrilling story of Yankee Doodle were showered upon him, and he was thanked by the Double, otherwise known as the Spanish spy. [THE END.] Usef-u.1 aricl Iristr-u.cti ve ::Be>e>ks. HOW '1'0 DO ELECTRICAL a large col lection of instructive and highly amusing electrical tricks, to 12:ether with illustrations. By A. Anderson. Price 10 cents. For sale by all newstlealers, or sent, post-paid, upon receipt. of the price. Aadres Frank Tousey, Publisher, 29 West 2-0tb Street, New York. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT MILITARY Containing full explanations how to gain admittance, course of Study, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, Post Guard, Police Regulations, Fire Department, and all a boy should know to become a Cadet. Compiled and written Lu Senarens, Author o{ "How to Become a Naval Cadet." Price 10 cent3. For sale by every newsdealer in the United States and Canada, or will be sent to your address, postpaid, on receipt of the price. Address Frank Tousey, publisher, 29 West 26th Street, New York, HOW TO DO TRICKS WITH NUMBERS-Showing manr curious tricks with figures and the magic of numbers. By A. And erson. Fully illustrated. Price 10 cen Ls. For sale by all newsdealers in the United States, or we will send it to you by mail, post:ige free, upon receipt of the price. Address Frank Tousey, Publisher, 29 West 26th Street, New York. HOW TO BECOME AN ENGINEER-Containing full instructions how to proceed in order to become a locomotive engineer; also directions for huilding a model locomotive; together wit.ha full description of e\'erything an engineer should know. Price 10 cents. For sale by all newsdealers, or we will send it to you, postage free, upon receipt of the price. Address Jfrank Tousey, publisher, 29 West 26th Street, New York. HOW TO DO THE BLACK ART-Containing a complete descrip tion ot the mysterie" of Magic and Sleight-of-Hand, together with many wonderful experiments. By A. Anderson. Illustrated. Price 10 centfi. Address Frauk Tousey, publisher, 29 West 26th Street, New York. HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL CADET-Complete instructions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis Naval Academy. Also containing the course of instructions, descriptions of grounds and buildings, historical sketch, and everything a boy should know to become an officer in the United States Navy. Compiled and written by Lu Senarens, Author of" How to Become a West Point Military Cadet. Price 10 cents. For sale by every newsdealer in the United States and Canada, or will be sent to your address, post-paid, on receipt of the price. Ad, dress Frank Tousey, publisher, 29 "\Vest 26th SLreet, New York. HOW TO DO CHEMICAL TRICKS-Containing over one bun dred highly amusing and infitrnctive tricks with chemicals. By A. Anderson. Handsomely illustrate
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