The Liberty Boys with Daniel Boone, or, The battle of Blue Licks

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FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 168 WEST 230 STREET. NEW YORK. No. 913. Dick's suspicions were at once aroused. Leaping to his feet, the stool tumbling ove on the .tloor. l;le seized the stranger by the beard. It came off in his hands. "Ra, you one of Girty's men, as I thought!" he cried.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 I A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. Issued Weekly-B'll Subscription $3.00 per year. Entered at the New York, N. Y., Post Office as Second-Clas1 Matter b'I/ Frank Tousey, Publisher, 168 West 23d Street, New York. No. 913. NEW YORK, JUNE 28, 1918. Price 6 Cents. The Lib erty Boys with Daniel Boone -ORTHE BATTLE OF BLUE LICKS By HARRY MOORE CHAPTER L TWO FAMOUS INDIAN FIGHTERS. A caTice holding two persons was gliding swiftly down the K e n t ucky river one after,noon in the month August in the year 1872. The Britis h in their western forts at Detroit and elsewhere had been stirring up their Indian allies. Forgetting the punishment administered to them the year before by General George Rogers Clarke, or perhaps smarting under it, the Indians were now marauding Kentucky and Virginia. The British were goading them on in their depredations by the promise of presents. Yorktown had fallen, Cornwallis had surrendered, and the war was practically over in the north. In the south and we st, however, the enemy we 're still active, and something needed to be done. The Indians were especially aggressive, and needed but little encouragement from their white allies to commit all sorts of excesses. The two in the canoe would have been known anywhere for a istinguished individuals. One was a man of about twentyseven years, almost a giant in stature, being over six feet in height, and of heavy build, with not an ounce of superfluous flesh upon him. He was dresse d in backwoods garb, and handled the paddle like one thoroughly accustomed to it. He was Simon Kenton, the famous Indian hunter, scout and patriot. His companion was a boy of not more than twenty-one , with brown hair, gray-blue eyes, and handsome face, well built and muscular, and great strength. He wore the uniform of a captam in the Continental army, but s eemed as w ell u s ed to backwoods life as Kenton himself. He was Dick Slater, captain of the Liberty Boys, a band of patriot youths who had fought through the war of the revolution, and had won fame in all parts of the country. They presently came in sight of a well-appointed fort on the west bank of the river. "That is Boonesborough," sa• Kenton, simply. "So I should judge," replied Dick. They sent their canoe toward shore, and soon made a landing. fl.en a man of distinguished appearance, smooth-faced, with clear-cut features and a.look of the keenest intelligence, came out of the gate, and walked down to the landing. "How are you, Simon?" he "asked. "There must be something going on when you are around. What brings you to Boones borough?" "Indians. This is Captain Slater, of the Liberty Boys. He wants your assistance. Th: s is Daniel Boone, captain." "l am pleased and proud to meet you, sir," said Dick, extending his hand. "I have heard of you often, and, as a loyal American, am proud of what you have done for the countrY . " "Thank you, Cap tain Sl ater, " said Boone, modestly. "I trust that I may li v e to do s t ill more for i t . " Entering the enclosure with K e n t on and Dick, Boone said: "Well, Simon, what is the trouble this time'!" "The same we'v e always had. Simon Girty and his Indians are raising disturbances all along the line, egged on by the redcoats, and we think it is about time to stop 'em." "Where are they, mo s tly." "They are mostly all over," with a smile. "On the Lick ing, on the Ohio, on the K e n t uck y , and on the Scioto rivers. The worst of the trouble is around the Blue Licks." "How many are there of them?" "It is not know n. They keep up such a jumping about that it is hard to tell, but there must be hundreds of them." "And Simon Girty is with them?" "Yes. You and I know what that means. " Boone nodded. "Captain Slater and his L i be rty Boys," c o n t inued Kenton, "Trigg, Todd, and Logan are joining forc es in order to chastise the redskins." "Very good. And you want me to hel p you?" "We do," said Dick, "for w e know tha t we can rely upon your experience and judgment." "The boy i s right," said K e n to n. "I'll go with with, Simon," said Boon e . "I owe the redskins a grudge my s elf. " "They have tried to t a ke the fort mor e tban onc e , but have never succeeded," said Kenton . "Where are your Liberty Boys, c ap : a in ? " a s ked Boone. "Up the river a f e w m i l es. Ou r P,lan s are not perfected, and i propo s ed to Captain Kento n to a s k you to join us." " I will gladly do so, and will c o n f e r w ith you at any time." "It will be as w ell to prepare a pk.n of action," said Dick. "I will give you all the he l p I can , and join you in chas-tising the Indians, " answe red B o o:1e . "Ve r y good," said Dick. " I \ , il : c o n fe r with you shortly. wm you r eturn w i t h m e, C a p tain K e nton?" " I think I will remain fo r a ti me, Captain Slater," returned the Indian fighter. ' "Very good. I will see y o u both acain be fore long." Then Dick bade the n v o famcus s couts good-day, and started to return to the He had had little doubt Boone would a ccede to l;iis wishes, especially when h e was back e d l:p by Ken t on. The latter had known D i ck Sl ater be f o r e , a n d woul d give a favorable report of hi m t o Bo one. Leaving the fo rt, Dic k e n tered h is canoe and began s wiftly paddling ups t r eam. He was as much at h om e in a canoe as u pon t h e back of a horse, bein g a famous caval r y m a n. The Lib e r t y Boy s , one h undred in n u mber, a ll rode good horses, and we r e e qu a ll y effici:!nt mounted or o n foot: They we r e now in camp, awai ting t heir cap tain's return. They. all knew t h a t he had gone with Ke n ton to see the famous pio n eer, and we r e anxious to hear the ne ws. Fo1 some time Dick paddled on, without or hear-


I ' 2 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. ing anything suspicious, either on the river or along the banks. At length he noticed a certain motion in the. bushes which struck him as unusual. There was not wind enough to stir them like that, and it struck him that there must be someone there. H e at once s ent the canoe off at a sharp angle toward mid-stream. . At the same instant he heard the sharp twang of a bowstring, and an arrow flew over the stern of the canoe, and landed in the water. He had not changed his course a moment too soon. Then a shower of arrows flew after him, but went wild. The canoe was fairly skimming over the water, and, quick as the Indians were, Dick had been too quick for them. A dozen of them now appeared, running along the bank and shouting to others. . "So they are around here, are they?" said Dick. "This must be looked aft e r at once." Then he sent the canoe forward more swiftly, being an adept with the paddle . Presently h e saw that the redskins had launched two or three canoe s , and were coming after him. He simply smiled, having no fear of being overtaken by his old enemies. He had a good lead, knew the river well, and was used to handling a canoe. There were pistol s in his belt, and he had a fine rifle on the bottom of the canoe, so that even if the Indians gained upon him he felt that he c ould take good care of h i m s elf. He paddled on with great rapidity, not even taking the trouble to look around to see if the redskins were coming after him. At length, nearing the place where his camp was situated, he turned his head, and saw that the Indians had given up the chase. "They are probably lurking not far away," he thought, "and I must be careful." He went somewhere beyond the place where he meant to land, and then, turning his canoe toward the bank, grounded it in a little creek two or three hundred yards above the camp. Then, securing it under a mas s of river weeds, he struck out for the camp, and soon reached it. The Liberty' Boys welcomed him joyously, a n d a t once began to ask questions about his trip. CHAPTER II. A SUSPICIOUS VISITOR. "Well, Dick, what luck?" asked a handsome young fellow of Dick's own age. This was Bob Estabrook, the lieutenant of the Liberty Boys. He and Dick were the closest of friends, being like brothers, in fact. It was quite likely that they would be some day, as the sister of each was the sweetheart of the other. "I have seen Daniel Boone, Bob," said Dick. "You have'!" excitedly. 1 "Yes, and he will join the Liberty Boys in chastising the redskins and British." A number of the Liberty Boys had gathered, knowing that Dick had news. These now set up a shout. "Then, with Kenton and Logan and the rest," said Mark Morris on, one of the bravest of the company, "there should be no doubt of our success." "Of course not," said Jack Warren, who was a gr,eat favorite among the Liberty' Boys, not only for his bravery, but for his lively disposition. "The British and Indians need a lesson." "And we'll give it to them," declared Ben Spurlock, one of the jolliest of all the boys. Sam Sanderson, Arthur Mackay, Walter Jennings, Horace Walton, Dave Dunham, Harry Thurber, Tom Hunter, Bel} Brand, Ira 'Little, and Bob Oddy all echoed Ben's declara tion. "But we've got to work to do it," said George Brewster. "The Liberty Boys never shirk,'' ob served Will Freeman. "I guess not!" cried Harry Juds on, Phil Waters, Paul Benson, and Ezra Barbour in a breath. " I am glad to see you all so determined," said Dick, pleased a t this demonstration. "What it was?" asked a fat German boy, weighing two hundred pounds, and known as Carl Gookenspieler. "Shure, an' phwere have yez been all dhe toime, not to know phwat wor goin' on? " asked Patsy Brannigan, a jolly young Irishman, another of the Liberty Boys. "I was here been all der dime alretty." "Didn't yez know dhat Dick went to see Daniel Boone, Cookyspiller ? " "Who he was?" "Dhe biggest Injun foighter in dhe counthry, me bhy." • "Iss dot so?" "Yis." "Und dot Simon Kenton was anoder, ain't it?" "Shure an' he is." "Und we was w ent to fighd dose Inchines, ain't it?" "Yis, sor; an' bate dhim." "Well, dot was all righd. I was fighd anybody what was_ mit der redgoats . " "Yis, av yez can kape awake." "Gone ouit mit you; I was awake been all dcr dime." " You will all have to k e ep awake now,'' said Dick. "I saw Indians on my way back from Boone s borough. They shot arrow s at me, and pursued me in canoes for a time." "You were not hurt?" asked Tom Hunter. "Were there m any of them? " enquired Gerald Fleming. "I was not hurt, and I s a w not more than a d0i2en of t h em; but we must be careful." "There must be more of them, of course,'' remarked Bob, "and they will be looking for our camp." "That is just it," said Dick. "And we cannot be too careful." E vening was now approaching, and Dick gave orders to d o uble the pickets around the camp after nightfall, especially a s it grew later. . . The Indians usually waited until the dead of night before attacking as men generally slept soundest at that time. " Dick slater always increased his pickets at those times, and it :would need to be a wary savage who could catch the Liberty Boys asleep. Although it was August, there was a chill in the air of the woods at night , and a s i t grew dark the campfires were lighted, and the boys gathered about them, talkmg , laughing, singing, and otherwise amusing t hemselves. As it grew later, one after another of the boys went to their tents, till at last the fires were deserted, and died down, the only sounds being the tramp of the sentries and the hum of insects. Mark Morrison and Jack Warren had beats which brought them together every now and 'then. Once, whe n it was quite late, Jack said to Mark as they met: I "Have you heard anything suspicious?" "Once I did, but as I threw my piece t o position, the thing, whatever it was, glided away." "A pig , perhaps." "Yes, but I am suspicious of pigs." "So am I, .and .always fire. A pig turns out to be a prowlt in?. .Indian oftener than not." ' 'So it does." Then the boys separated. Ten minutes later Mark heard a football, and cried out promptly: ''Halt! Who goes there? Answer, or I fire." "It's all right, pardner,'' drawled a man's voice. "I'm er fren', all right." Mark stirred the fire with his foot, causing it to blaze up, while at the same time-Oe keps his eye on the stranger. He was a tall, heavily built man, dressed in backwoods garb, with clo s ely cro oned hair, and no beard. "What do you want?" asked Mark. "ls this here ther camp er ther Liberty Boys?" "Well?" "I'm fur from hum, an' thar's Injuns erbout, an' I rec kon I'd }ike ter stay here till sun-up, when I 'low ter go on my way." _ "Who are you?" "I'm Lishe Cotton, an' I'm er fren' er Simon Kenton an' Dan'l Boone, an' most er ther settlers hereabouts. I live over on ther Licking myself." "I cannot admit you, Mr. Cotton, without knowing more about you." Just then Jack approached.


THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. s "Do you know this man, Jack?" "No, I never saw him befo r e , " was the answer, the boy looking the backwood sman over c r itically. " Do yer 'spect ter know me e r gin, boy?" asked the man. "Yes,'' said Jack, shortly. Then he resumed his beat. "You will have to wait till ther e is a change of guard and Captain Slater comes," said Ma r k. "Keep reg'lar pickets, do yer?" "Yes." "Change 'em reg'lar, too?" "Yes." "Yer don't mind my se ttin' by ther fire ? " "No, if you r emain there. If you move from your p osition you are likely to be challenged, and perhaps more than that." "Purtic'lar, ain't ye r ?" a sked Lishe Cot ton, si tting by the fire which Ma r k reple ni s hed. At the same mom e n t the crv of a night-hawk was heard and repeated at a little distance. "Yes," said Mark. The Liberty Bo y s were being notified to be on their guard. "Yer don ' t sus picion nothin' e rgin me, do yer?" asked the man a t the fire. "We suspect every one that we do not know." Then Ma r k resume d his po s t. In a few m inutes the backwoodsman arose. "Sit do wn !" sai d Jack, who had sudd enly loomed up, no footfall hav i n g b een h eard, howe v e r. "Can't a feller stretch hisself? " asked Lishe Cotton, petu-lantly. . " Ye s , if y ou s tay where you a r e." "Huh! Ye're as puctic'lar a s if I was an Injun!" snarled Cotton. " \Ve have to be," said Jack. . Cotton sat down and did not again change his position. He may not have known it, but he was watched by more than one pair of e yes, and if he had attempted to enter the camp would have b een nromptly s t opped. In half an hour the guards we r e changed. When Dick came around Mark said: "This m a n says he is Elisha Cotton, a friend of Kenton' s and of Boone's, and a settler hereabouts." Dick . looked fixedly at the backswoodsman, who had risen. "He requested per mi ss ion to remain here till morning, as there are Indians about, and he 'is far from home." "You may stay in camp till morning, if r,ou wish," said Dick. "There is an empty tent yonder. I Wlll point it out." "I mighter be'n ersleeu by this time ef this here purtic'lar feller had er let me go in,'' growled Lishe Cotton . "He was simply obeying orders. Come this way." The tent was pointed out. and Cotton went in, threw himself on a pile of leaves by a blanket, and was apparently a s leep in a few moments. There was as strict a guard kept upon that tent as if it had been a prison, and once, when Cotton stepped to the entrance, s o meone called out: "You're prett y restless to-night, aren't you, my man?" It was Ben Spur lock who asked the question. "Yas; I had er cramp in m' leg, an' wanted ter get it out." Then he returned to the tent, and did not appear again for an hour and a half. This time Sam Sanderson called him to account. "Oh, don't be so fidgety, I ain't ergoin' ter hurt ye, boy," snarled Cotton. "Don't you worry about that," said Sam. dryly, At sunrise Lishe Cotton camp, but if the boys sus pected him of being o ther than he represented they did not show it. CHAPTER III. WHAT THE STRANGER WAS. "What do you think of him, Dick?" asked Bob, after Lishe Cotton had gone. "I don't quite like him." "I think he's a suspicious character, myself," declared Bob, impetuously. "I wouldn't have had him hete at all." "He came here in a p erfectly friendly way, Bob." "But acted suspiciously." ,. "Very true." "And ought to have been put out of the camp,'' energeti cally. "But he couldn't do any mischief, Bob. He was watched every instant h e was here." "I belie v e he is in with Simon Girty and his gang. He did not look honest. If he did not come here as a spy, then I am greatly mistaken." " What did he learn, Bob?" "Well, not much,I admit," said the young lieutenant, with a shrug of his s houlders. "Yes , he did, Bob. He learned a good deal,'' with a laugh. "Wha t did he learn?" "First, that the strictest military discipline is observed i;n this camp." "Very true." "That no on e can enter it without a good reason." "Ye s . " "Tha t we are on the lookout every instant." "That's so, Dick. He must have seen that." . "And that w e are p1epared to meet an enemy at any time of the day or night." "Of cours e, he must have seen .that." "Beyond that," said Dick, "he learned nothing. I. think the fello w i s a sus:\licious character myself, but, commg as he did, I h a d no obJection to receiving him, for I knew that he could do us no mi s chief." "You are right; he could not." "And, furthe1more, I shall watch him and see where he goes, Bob, and the people he meets." "But, Dick, he has been gone an hour now." "The tra il will be clear yet. And, then, I do not think he will go very far. I believe that he will be found lurking s omewhere in the goods at no great dis t ance." "And you are g oing to spy on him?" "Yes." Half an hour later Dick Slater left the camp of the Libert y Boys. ' He was attired in buckskin, wore a coonskin cap and moc casins, and looked like a backwoodsman. H e c arried pistols and a hunting-knife fo his belt, and looked like any one of a scor e of men to be found in the woods and at the frontier fort s. No one would have take n him for the dashing captain of the gallant Liberty Boys for an instant. . Leaving the camp, he s o on s t r uck the trail of Lishe Cotton. It was not difficult to fo llo w, and Dick was an expert in woodcraft. Had the man tried to hide his trail, which he evidently had not done, Dick would h a ve foWld i t , nevertheless. It led along the river for a short distance, and then struck into the woods. In half an hour Dick came to a rude log cabin, which he approached with some caution. The trail had led to the cabin, and no doubt it belonged to men of no better character than Lishe Cotton. "It is even doubtful if that is his real name," said Dick. "He has most likely assumed it, and he may have a dozen o t hers." Advancing cautiously, Dick approached the cabin from the rear. ' There was a w indow in the rear, which was open. Wreaths of tob a c c o smoke floated from it, which showed tha t there was s omeone within. Whether there were one or more persons Dick could not tell, as he hear d no voices. Hearing footste p s, Dick crouched on the ground, and made his way toward the front. A m a n dres s ed half as an Indian, half as a white man, was approaching. Behind him were three or four Indians. He listened, looked around, and then, with his musket ready to b e thrown to position in a moment, advanced and kicked open the door of the cabin. "Hallo, Simon, yer've be'n er lon g time ercomin', 'pears ter me, " said someone within, the smokel', doubtless. Dick r e cogniz e d the voice at once. It was that of Lishe Cotton. "Yes, so I have, but I've been busy getting the Injuns _ together. Did you learn anything, Zeke, at the camp?". D ic k now c rept around to the rear of the cabin, and stood unde r the window. Here he could hear plainly all that was said, and be less in d a n g e r of di s cov ery t h a n a t the door . "Didn't make out e r tall, Si m on," sai d the other. "I told


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 'em I was Lishe Cotton, an' 'at I was er fren' er Dan'l Boone's an' Simon K enton's, but they kep' their eyes on me the hull time." "Just the same as if they knew you to be a friend of Simon Girty's, eh?" "But I never teched on yer ertall, Simon." "And you didn't learn anything, Zeke?" "Not er thing." "Not how many are in the expedition, nor when it sets out?" "Nothin'. They didn't say a word erbout it, an' I 'low they s'picioned me from ther start." "They did? How did they act?" "Kep' their eyes on me so's I couldn't do nothin' 'less I wanted ter get lead in me." Then Cotton, as Dick kne w him, told how he had been treated in the camp of the Liberty Boys . "We've got to learn more, Zeke. When Simon Girty sets out to do a thing, it's goin g to be done, and I have made up mind to learn all about this exp e dition." "All right, Simon,'' said Cotton, "but I'm ertellin' yer 'at them boys wasn't born yestiddy or ther day before." "It doesn't matter. I'm going to learn all about it,'' said Girty. Dick knew the man to be a renegade and outlaw, but had never met him. "We'll put the redskins to work, but there's got to be more done than that, and I want you to do your part, Zeke." "All right, Simon. I'm yer m a n, but I tell yer 'at them Liberty Boys is ez sharp ez er steel trap, an' ye'll ketch a weasel ersleep afore yer ketch them nappin'." "I'll do it, never fear, Zek e ." Then, fearing to be discove r ed, and having learned enough to satisfy him for the time, Dick crept away. "So Lishe Cotton, or Zeke, or whatever his name is, is in league with Simon Girty and hi s redskins," thought Dick. "I suspected him from the fir s t . " He had left the log cabin some distance behind when he heard a footfall. Someone was ollowing him. He at once darted behind a tree, and drew his pistols. A tomahawk went whistling through the air, and struck the tree behind which he stood. In an instant Dick had fired in the direction it had come. There was a howl of rage and pain, and then three or four redskins came da shing toward him. They thought they would close in and tom a h awk him before he could reload. They had reckoned without their host. . Dick had more than one pistol. he is coming they will give him a reception he will not fancy." "He will take precious good care that they shall not know it, B::ib," tersely. That afternoon Simon Kenton came to the camp. He was well received, as he was always sure to be. "Boone says he will you to-nig ht and talk matters over with you," said the scout . "Very good,'' said Dick. "At Boonesborough ?" "No, nearer than that.'' • "I will be ready,'' said Dick. CHAPTER IV. A SPY UNMASKED. Dick told the scout about the meeting with Lishe Cotton, and how the fellow had pretended to be a friend of his. "I don't know anyone by that name," said Kenton, "and I do not believe that Boone does.'' "Girty called him Zeke . " added Dick. "There is a Zeke Muddle who is in league with Girty,'' said the scout. "He •a renegade, horse-thief, gambler, and murde rer, if report speaks true. " "Is he taH and heavily built?" "Yes." "Then that is our man." "You will have to look out for him, for he is a bad character." "The Liberty Boys will do that," tersely. "I don't doubt it,'' said Kenton. "Does Daniel Boone know the fellow?" asked Dick. "I don't know that he does. I h:ive not met him often, not lately, but I know him for a desperate character, and a thoroughly bad man." "We will take care of him," quietly. Kenton then went away, after appointing a . place where Dick could meet Boone that night. "You and I will go there, Bob," said Dick, "and arrange the plans with Boone." "All right, Dick; I shall be very glad to be there.'' They meant to start iust before dark, and in the mean time there were many things to be talked over. Dick and Bob retired to Dick's tent, matters going on as usual in the camp. Patsy, coming along to where Carl was sitting on a log in front of his tent, mending a rent in a pair of breeches, This the redskins speedil y discovered. Crack! * said: One fell forward with a bullet wound in the chest. The others dropped to the ground, fearing to meet a fate aimilar to that of their comrade. Dick at once bounded away, sto.pping later to reload his pistols. The Indians were more wary after that, taking care not to expose thems elves. Dick determine d not to fire upon them, however, unless they first attacked him, not caring to waste powder and ball upon them. "I can easily keep the lead," he said, "and unless they be come too aggressive will not bother to' fire at them." Reaching the river; he hurried on, and, coming to the camp, sounded an alarm. . The boys turned out in an instant, and the Indians, meeting with a wanner reception than they had expected, fled in haste. "Well, Dick?" said Bob. "Lishe Cotton is called Zeke, and is an intimate friend of the renegade, Simon Girty." "Ye s , from Girty him!lelf." "He is in the neighborhood?" "Within a mile 01 two. We may have a visit from him." "If he is wi s e he will keep away,'' said Bob. "I would shoot the scoundrel on sight.' "Yes, I think my self that it will be rather a risky under-taking,'' dryly. "If the boys know about it they will be on the watch for him." "Well, you would hardlv expect him to come in a coach andfour, with postilions blowing horns and lackeys shouting,'' laughed Dick. "Of course not," said Bob. "All the same, if the boys know "Do yes moind gain' wid me, Cookyspiller? Shure, an' Oi must have company, an' ye're dhe only wan dhat's not busy." "You don'd was t'ought off me first, did you?" asked Carl, going on with his sewing. "Well, yez'll go wid "I don'd was knowed abouid dot. You was not enuff t'ouaht abouid me to ask me first, ain'd it?" "But all dhe bhys do be busy, Oi towld yez.'' "So I was busy, too.'' "Phwat are yez

'fHE LIBE.RTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 5 It came off in his hands. "Ha! You are one of Girty's men, as I thought!" he cried. "It's Lishe Cotton!" cried Bob. "Or Zeke Muddle," sai . d Dick. "Why, it's Dave Woolley!" cried the hunter. The detected man attempted to draw a big pistol from his belt. . Boone was now on his . feet. "Who is this man?" he asked. ' "A spy and a sneak!" cried Dick, throwing the false beard upon the floor. Cotton made a dash for the door. Carter stepped in front of it. "Yu stay where yu air, Dave Woolley," he said, "till yu c'n 'count for bein' in a honest man's cabin." The spy, for such he was, suddenly turned and made a dive for the window opposite. It was none too big for him, but his dive was so impetu ous that he went clear through and disappeared. "After him!" cried Dick. "The fellow is a spy, and must not escape." "I know ther skunk," muttered Carter, "but ther beard fooled me, an' I 'lowed ashow he had come with yu an' was all right." Dick threw open the door, and, followed closely by Bob, dashed out into the darkness. Retreating footsteps were heard, and Dick fired two shots in that direction. There was a laugh, and the steps continued, becoming fainter every moment. "He has got away this time," said Dick. "Corne, let's go back to the cabin." CHAPTER V. A TRYING POSITION: Dick and Bcib returned to the cabin, "The scoundr,ef has escaped," said Dick. "I didn't reckernize •him at fust," said Carter, an' I 'lowed he had come with yu." • "I thought you knew him," said Dick. "He brought us here." "Vvho is here?" asked Boone. "He calls himself Lishe Cotten," said Bob. "And Captain Kenton calls him Z eke Muddle," remarked Dick. "He goes by ther name o' Dave Woolley 'round yere," said Ca1ter. "He came to our camp the other night, and I suspected him then." "When the light fell on him I saw that his beard did not fit," said Bob, "and I suspected him to be a spy." "My own suspicions had already been aroused," added Dick "by seeing that no one here knew the man. Then Bob gave that start I became all the more suspicious." "He's a bad cha11acter gin'rally," declared the backwoods man. "Nobody won't trust him, an' some er ther boys 'lows thet they'll shoot him on sight." "l saw him with Simon Girty myself," remarked Dick, "and' that is certainly no recommendation." "It shore1Y ain't," said Carter. . "Well, he's gone," said Boone, "and he learned nothing, being found out so soon, so there is no harm done." "No," replied Dick, "and now let us get to work." Boone spread the maps out on the table and explained them to Dick. "The Indians are gathering here, I take it," he said, putting his finger on one of the maps. "Yes." "Here's Boonesborough, here's the Licking, these are the Blue Lic;ks, and yonder is Bryant's Station. Down there is Lexington." "The trails are marked out, I see," said Dick . "Yes, and the stations. To one who doesn't know tht country any too well these maps will be a great help." "I can easily understa.nd it,'' said Dick. "Then this would be our best route," said Bob, tracing out u trail with his finger. "It's the shortest,'' said Boone, "but this is better. There are not so many fords, no swamps, and more open wood, though it is much longer than the otner."


6 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. "All this is worth knowing," observed Dick, studying the maps. It was then estimated how many men Boone, Logan, and the other leaders could bring in addition to the Liberty Boys, and a meeting place appointed. "Bryant's Station is the best place to meet at, all things conside1ed," said Boone. "Then we'll make it Bryant's Station, and get word to the different leaders to be there at a certain time." "I'll send runners out," answered Boone. "They know the shortest routes, and can go very swift." "The idea is a good one," said Dick. "Time will be saved, there will be concerted action, and something should be accomplished." "Unless something entirely unforeseen occurs, there will be a great deal accomplished," said Boone. He knew the dangers to be encountered, the men to be dealt with, and the delays to be expected. and his so confidently spoke well for the success of the expedition. "I am glad to ht!ar you say so, sir," said Dick. "This is not a holiday excursion we are considering, and I have some idea of the difficulties to be overcome, but you give me much en couragement." "One must reckon with the unexpected in any affair of this sort, captain." . "Very true." "'l'herefore I say that unless something entirely unforeseen occurs, we should succeed in our undertaking." "Then we must prepare for any and all emergencies." "It will be necessary," answered the pioneer, quietly. "Then I will await your coming and remain at our pres-ent camp?" . "Yes. I will shortly join you, the others will be notified, and we will proceed to the meeting place and wait for them,." "Very good," said Dick. "There is nothing more to be done at this time." "I know -0f nothing." "Then I will return. I am greatly pleased at the outlook, and trust that the unexpected will not happen in this case." "I trust so myself," tersely. Had they been they would have kept close to the bank, and would have avoided making any noise. . Closer .i,nshore glided the canoe containing the boys, but with so hctle sound that the redskins never once s uspected their presence. When well within the sheltering shade where they could see and yet be unseen, Dick brought the canoe gently to a pause. Two P'!Ore canoes now appeared on the river in midstream, one containing two and the other three Indians. There was a party going down the river, evidently, but whether their intentions were hostile or not could not be de termined at that moment. In few minutes three more canoes came in sight, passed, and. around the bend of tl.,} river. . Listenmg mtently, Dick heard other canoes approaching, and in a short time six were seen, some of them very large and holding as many as six or seven Indians. At last the entire flotilla passed, and after listening intently for some time, and hearingnothing suspicious, Dick softly alongshore, Bob working in harmony with him. They kept in the shade for auite a distance, going at only a moderate speed, however, in order to avoid accidents. At last1 hearing nothing to arouse his suspici o ns, Dick went fart11er out, but not in midstream, and then their progress was more rapid. "That was a close shave," said Bob. It ?DaY. be 3: war party, and it might simply mean a. tribe movmg its village, but a meeting might have been disastrous, and it was just as well that we avoided it." Not long afterward they ran their canoe up to the bank, landed, and hurried to the camp. CHAPTER VI. DICK'S DANGER. Dick and Bob then bade good-by to the -famous pioneer, leit the cabin, and proceeded at once to the river. Mark Morrjson, Jack Warren and Ben Spurlock were the Finding their canoe where they had left it, they entered first to greet the boys after they had pas sed the sentries .it, shoved off gently, and proceeded to paddle at a good, steady and come into the camp. rate upstream. "All right, is it?" asked Mark. The night was not dark, there were plenty of stars out, "Yes. We will wait for Daniel Boone and then go on the and they kept clear of the bank where they would have been march the Indians." in the shadow, and less able to look out for obstacles. "That is good news," said Jack. "Something will be done They were both well satisfied with the result of the meetnow, no doubt." ing, and at the same time were cool-headed, knowing the "Any adventures?" asked Ben. dangers that lurked all about them. "Two, that's all," said Dick, quietly. Dick posses s ed the keenest of senses, and these were all "Two, eh? You were fortunate. One is usually enough on the alert to detect, and, if possible, avert any impending to "kBeep tal fellow busy." f ,, 1 danger. ut iere were t)Vo o us, aughed Bob. Neither said anything but both kept a lookout knowing "So you had to have one apiece, eh?" asked Ben, chuckling; only too well the necessity of caution in these fast"Well, one of them. might have been an adventure, but did nesses. I not amount to anythmg, after all." Th9 made no more noise with their paddles than was abso;;And the othe1}" Jack.. " lutely necessary, knowing that sounds travel far in the wil"We met M31rk s ,,old friend, Lishe sott<:m, answered, Bob. demess, and suspecting that there ,might be enemies waiting . My old laughed Mark. I like that! Hes no for them at every turn. . '. • of mme. . ,, . " , Suddenly at a bend of the rivei Dick, who occupied the Or, rather, you are . none his, sii;id Ben. d be foremost position in the canoe, held his paddle deep in the enough to. make friends with you:, Ive no doubt. water, and stopped the light craft. Well, but what was the. asked Mark. Bob held water at once knowing that there was a reason all went to Dick s tent and heard the story of for Dick's action. ' the mght s . . . , . . The steady dip of paddles could be heard above the sound The next morm;ng, while awaiting Boone s Dick of the wate.r the sighing of'the light breeze and the usual set out along river, and through the woods, to see 1f there noises of the' night ' were any Indians about, and were their intentions. D . ,,. Ii t d t. tl d . He set out alone, and went down the river, keeping near s ene m en y. an then, with scarcely a sound the bank and listening for any sounds that would tell of the of his paddle, sent canoe tow31rd bank. presence of an enemy. Bob at once acted m concert with him. For some time he heard nothing . They had double but they work.ed on opposite Then noises on the river attracted his attention, and he so that even the drip of the water might not betray crept forward, drawing his pistol as he went on. their _presence. . . . Peerin!f through the bushes, he saw three oi: four canoes Swiftly they ghded mto the shadow, makmg so little approachmg. noise that it .drowned by that of the other canoe. He was about to go back when a sudden sound caused him When well the shade cast by the trees on the bank, to look quickly around. n_ot yet under the branches, they saw two canoes Two redskins had stolen upon him unawares. Just roundmg the bend. . . I One was about to .hurl a tomahawk at him. were three :persons m each, their forms, outlined Dick had his pistol in his hand, and in an instant he had agamst the sky, provmg them to be redskins. leveled it at the head of the redskin It was hardly like! that they were lookin& for the boys. Crack! •


THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. '1 Straight to its mark flew the bullet, and the tomahawk, poised in the Indian's hand, fell to the ground. The other redskin dashed forward, expecting to make, an easy victim of the :Siberty Boy: Dick took his pistol by the barrel, sprang at the Indian and struck him over the head, causing him to fall limp at his feet. , The report of the pistol had aroused he Indians in the canoes. It had alarmed others also, for two white men and an Indian came daship.g toward Dick. In trying to avoid them his foot caught in a trailing vine, and he was thrown to the ground. Before he could get on his feet he was seized. He recognized one of his captors as Lishe Cotton, or Dave Woolley, whichever it might be. "I got him, Simon; thet's the Liberty Boy what's be'n givin' us so much trouble. " "Well, we'll fix him all rig4t, Zeke, don't you fear," said the other, whom Dick now recog11ized as Simon Girty the renegade. Dick was dragged to his feet, held securely by two redskins, and hurried some distance along the river to a log cabin. Here he was taken inside, and bound to one o f the posts that supported a . little loft overhead. "What shall we do with him, Simon?" asked Lishe Cotton. "What would you like, Zeke?" asked Girty. "He'd like to 've put er bullet inter me las' night." "No doubt you desezyed it," the renegade answered, with a coarse laugh. "He knows what Dan'l Boone is ergoin' ter do. Make :P,im tell thet fust." "Do you know Boone's plans?" asked Girty. • "It is of no use to question me, for I will not answer you," said Dick. "I can torture you into answering," muttered Girty. "You will try, no doubt, for you are capable of any enormity. You will not succeed. You may kill me, but my death will be amply avenged." "You don't know what I can do!" hissed 'the renegade. "It will save you a great deal of trouble if you will answer my questions. What does Boone intend to do?" "You have had my answer," said Dick, firmly. "You obstinate young whelp!" hissed Girty. "If you do not answer me I will cut you to pieces!" "Cut away!" said Dick. "That won't help you any. If you kill me I cannot answer." "Go and heat the irons, Zeke," said Girty. "We will see whether he will answer me or not." "I warn you, Simon Girty," said Dick, "that you will dearly repav any injury done to me. Do you think no one knows where I have gone? Do you imagine for an instant that I will not be missed?" "I"ll make you speak, I tell you!" snarled the renegade. "No one ever defied me and lived." "There must be a first time always," quietly. "You won't be the first, then, you self-willed fool. When your eyes are out you will be glad to tell me what I want to know." "Save your breath to cool your porridge, Girty," said Dick. "You don't know me. You are simply talking to no purpose, for I will tell you nothing." "We'll see if you don't!" hissed Girty, glancing out at the open door. "Hurry,. Zeke!'! Dick saw Lishe Cotton approaching with an earthen bowl containing live coals in his hand. As he came into the cabin he tripped on the door-sill, and dropped the bowl. O' Two red-hot irons and a lot of glowing coals wer.e scat-tered over the floor. "You fool!" thundered Girty. Smoke and flames began to burst forth in all directions. Lishe rushed out of the cabin, uttering loud cries. At the same moment shots were heard. Then Girty sprang out as a cry arose: "Down with the renegade! Liberty forever!" "This way, boys!" cried Dick. "Make haste!" Then dozen of the Liberty Boys, headed by Bob Estabrook, came flying toward the cabin. Bob, Mark, and Jack rushed in, and in an instant Dick's bonds were cut. The cabin was full of smoke, and the flames were rapidly spreading to the walls and the posts which held up tne loft. Dick was rescued none too soon, for had Bob arrived five minutes later he would have been too late. There were more Liberty Boys outside, and the redskins were fleeing before them. . Girty and Lishe Cotton had fled at the first alarm. The redskins quickly took to the woods or to the river, and in a few moments not one was to be seen . "How did you know where I was, Bob?" asked Dick. "I wa,s out on a little scouting expedition of my own when I discovered this cabin . . " "Yes, and then?" "Then you were brought here by Girty and the Indians, and I went for help at once." "You came none too soon, Bob!' "Did they fire the log cabin on purpose?" asked Mark. "No, that was an accident." "What did Girty want?" asked Jack. "He wanted me to tell P,im of Boone's plans." "He will learn them soon enough," said Bob. "Come," said Dick; "let us return to the camp. It is not likely that the renegade and the Indians will return, but we must be on hand to greet Boop.e when he comes." They made their way back to the camp, therefore, Dick re lating what had happened as he hurried on. There had been no signs of Indians near the camp, and nothing was seen of them during the day. They had probably off to the Licking, where, it had Been rumored, the British were concentrating their red allies. "Men like Simon Girty are a disgrace to civilization," said Bob, "and should be exterminated." . "They certainly retard its progress,'' said Dick. "Were it not for them anq their savage allies this wilderness, one of the richest sections of the country, would blossom like the rose." "Instead of which jt is the dark and bloody ground, to whites and reds alike," added Bob. There were no signs of Indians that night, and nothing occurred to alarm the boys. The next day Boone arrived with quite a party from Boonesborough, includi:pg one of his sons. The camp was struck, and in a short time the Liberty Boys were on the march to join the others at Bryant's Sta tion. CHAPTER VII. ON THE MARCH. Reaching Bryant's Station, five miles northeast of Lexing ton, Boone's party, with Dick Slater and the Liberty Boys, were soon joined by one or two other parties. There were more expected, and it was decided that these should be waited for before proceeding. A number of hot-headed enthusiasts wanted to go on immediately and engage the enemy. The cooler-headed ones prevailed, however, and it was de cided that it would be better to wait for reinforcements. During the first day ;Dick Slater, Daniel Boone, and half a dozen of the Liberty Boys, including Bob, Mark, and Jack, set off to look over the ground. There was much to interest those who remained, and they made a number of new and very pleasant acquaintances. "Dere don'd could be fery much off dose cats left by der gountry," remarked Carl at Patsy, as they were walking around the station. "Cats , is it?" asked Patsy. "Yah, cats, dot was what I was said alretty. Dere don'd could been much cats left, I toldt you," "An' phwy do yez say dhat, Cooyspiller? Phwat makes yez so interested in cats intoirely?" "For cause all dose vellers was wored caps mit catskins, und der tails hung down b ehi nd alretty." Then Patsy roared with laughter. "Shure, an' dhim don't be cats, Cookyspiller,'' he said at "What dey was den?" "Shure dhim is coon skins. No wan wud shoot a cat to make a cap av, me bhy." "Coons? What dey was, . dose coons?" "Phwy, dhey're coons, av coorse. Dhey're animals phwat liv es in dh e woods, an' dhe hunters do be shootin' dhim to get dheir sh:kins."


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. "Den dey don'd was cats?" "Av coorse not. Shure, an' dhey're good to ate, an' no wan wud iver think av eatin' a cat." "No, sir; I was got so hungry as nefer was pefore I vould ein eated, I bet you." "I belave yez. Dhim coons are good to ate, an' dhe shkins do make foine coats and caps an' sich ither things, warrum an' shnug." . ' ' I dinks I was lige to choot von off dose coons und mage .me ein cap und den you could mage subber mit der rest off dot" "Shure, an' dbat's not a bad idee at all at all," said Patsy. "Oi'll go wid yez, me bhy. Dhere do be nothin' at all at all to do, an' it'll pass dhe toime." "Yah, I dinks so Then the two coon hunters set out for the woods with their muskets, and plenty of ammunition. A mile or two from the station, right in the forest, Carl heard a scream, and then saw something in a tree. "Mein gollies, dere was one of dose coons alretty!" he ex-claimed, bringing his piece to position. . The creature was just ready to spring, when Carl fired. He was a good shot, and had taken a careful aim. He hit the animal right between the eyes. It gave a terrific scream, leaped, turned over, and fell dead at the foot of the tree. Carl went up, musket in hand, _ ready to club the creature if it showed fight. It was quite dead, however, and Carl turned it over with the butt of his muske t. ' "Dot was all righd, I bet you," he said. "I make me ein good cap mit dot shkin, und we all was had su:t>ber mit it alt

THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 9 the Revolution, and although we have sometimes been beaten we never ran from the enemy yet." 1 "A man is not a coward because he will not rush blindly into danger," said Bob. "If D a n ie l Boone advises waiting it is b ecause he knows that to be the better course. His worst enemies will never say that of him." Others spoke to the same purpose, and it seemed as if Boene's counsel would prevail. Then at a fatal moment Major McGary, impetuom; and imprudent, raised a war-whoop, angether, and, although the current was strong and the water deep, crossed without accident of any so1t. The effect of the strict discipline that was always maintained in camp, in an engagement, or in a retreat, was plainly shown now. Across the rushing stream went the one hundred boys, in a solid body, and with as much precision as though they had been on dress parade. They all felt, from Dick Slater himself to the humblest member of the troop, that it was a piece of the greatest temerity to thus rush upon the enemy, but others needed their help, and they were there to give it. The Kentuckians had gained the opposite bank, and now rushed forward hotly in pursuit of the enemy. At once, as Danie l Boone had predicted, they fell into an ambuscade. With bloodcul'ling yells the Indians rose up all about them. The Kentuckians stoo d upon a bold elevation between deep, bushy ravines. From these ravines the redskins now poured in great numbers, and almost surrounded the whites. The Kentucky sharpshooters fought like tigers. They knew that no quarter would be given, and they asked for none. Sharply rang out the rifles, and at every report an Indian fell dead or wounded. The redskins greatly outnumbered the whites, and seemed bent upon their destruction. The slaughter was and the confusion beyond the power of words to describe. Then Dick Slate and his brave Liberty BOJ:S came upon the scene. There. was scarcely one among them who was not a dead shot with musket or pistol. They were all clear-headed, and when their muskets rang out it meant something. Boys in years, they were veterans in experience. "Fire!" shouted Dick. Crash-roar! A hundred muskets belched forth, and a hundred leaden messengers of death sped on their way. The redskins felt the effect of the volley, and wavered. Not always could a volley be fired, 'however. P,.t times it would mean injury to friends as well as foes. The Liberty Boys were as good at individual firing as they were in delivering volleys. Each of them would pick out his man, and at nearly every shot an enemy was sure to fall d ead or wounded. Now using muskets, now employing pistols, the gallant fellows kept up an almost continuous fire upon the enemy. Working in pairs, one firing over the other's shoulder, and each protecting the other while he reloaded, they did most effective work. All about them the battle was wage d fierc e ly, but they kept together and poured in shot after shot at the enemy. The slaughter was terrific, the Kentuc;kians losing many of \their leaders. Boone's son was among those killed, and utter destruc tion seemed to threaten the intrepid band. Then Dick perceived that the Indians were f'/{tending their lines, in order to cut off the retreat of the Kentuckians. The captain of the Liberty Boys at once communicated the news to Boone, who was near him . . "Very true," said the veteran. "We must retreat." A retrograde movement was at once begun, many of. the Kentuckians having fathomed the intentions of the Indians. The same confusion that had prevailed in the advance was now manifested in the retreat. A tumultuous fight ensued, and the pursuing Indian<; slaughtered the retreating whites rel!!ntlessly. . The mounted men had a chance of escape, but nearly every one on foot was killed. Half a dozen brawny redskins rushed toward Boone, expecting to slay him. Crack-c1'! ' Dick and .. 'Bob fired siml,lltaneously, and two Indians fell dead in their 'tracks. Mark and Jay got rid of two more of them, and the com bined efforts of a dozen Liberty Boys, who saw the pioneer's danger did for the others. Then the Liberty Boys fell back with as much precision as they had shown in advancing, and crossed the river safely. Dick did not see Major McGary again, and did not know whether he were alive or dead. The slaughter of the whites continued to the ford itself, the water being dyed red with the blood of the redskins' victin;i.s. The battle had been a most disastrous one to the whites, but Dick Slater and his Liberty Boys had come safely out of it, and now, with Boone, began to make plans for the punishment of the Indians. CHAPTER IX. A HAZARDOUS LEAP. The battle of Blue Licks had been disastrous to the Americans and had a effect not only upon Kentucky, but upon all the surroundmg country. In this emergency General George Rogers Clarke came forward, and, to quote Lossing, the hii;;torian, "Raised a war-cry which awoke responsive ech9es everywhere in that deep forest land. . . "Like a lion chained Clarke beheld the British andl their forest allies lording it over the chosen country of the pioneers, who were without strength sufficient to drive them away, or hardly able to beat them back when they came as assailants. "Finally, the disastrous battle at the Blue L i cks, which spread a pall of gloom over Kentucky, aroused his desponding spirit." In the meantime the greater part of the surviving Kentuckians having fled by various routes to the stations be tween the Licking and the Kentucky rivers, Dick Slater retired a short distance, accompanied by Boone and Hiram Wood. The pioneer had undertaken to rescue the settler's child, and Dick Slater was ready to assist him. The Liberty Boys were anxious to punish the Indians and help retrieve the fallen fortunes of the set'lers. Although General Clarke had not yet ta'sed his war-cry, Dick felt that something would be done, and was both ready and eager to take part in it. The Liberty Boys had fought the Brit'sh and Indians with


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. General Clarke two years before, and well knew the quality of the man. "We must find this fellow Black Wolf,'' said Dick to Boone, "and rescue Wood's child, and in the meantime inflict as much punishment upon these red scoundrels as we can." "We must," said Boone. "This is not the end. Kentucky will arouse herself, and the day will come when these marauders will receive the full measure of the punishment they so richly deserve." "I believe it," said Dick, "and I trust that I may be here to give it to them." It was decided to pursue the Indians, :punish them whenever occasion offered, and at the same time search for the stolen child. The Liberty Boys were quite ready to engage in this work. They were as eager to punish their old enemies, the British, as to fight the Indians, and no doubt there would be opportunities to do both. . "If we can locate Lishe Cotton or whatever else he may call himself by this time," said Dick, ''it may assist us in our search.• "No doubt," said Bob "for I think that the stealing ot Molly Wood is a pa;rt of the fellow's revenge UP.On her father." "We may meet Simon Girty as well," added Jack. "He seems to be a great friend of Lishe or Zeke or Dave or Pete, whichever is his right name." . "Av he do have as manny loives as a cat,'' said Patsy, "he may take a diff'rent name for aich av dhini ." "I never thought of that," said Ben Spurlock. "Some day, the n, he may lose them all at the same moment." "It is a good idea to try and locate the scoundrel," said Boone, "for I think he had something to do with the stealing of the child." "I jest wanter meet him wunst,'' said Hiram, "an' I reckon I'll settle with ther pesky skunk. I 'low 'at he knows suthin' erbout it." They rested that day, and on the next advanced cautiously, not knowing when they might meet a perfect horde of their red enemies. They made a temporary camp merely, one which they could strike at short notice, and which might be moved at frequent intervals. Making a halt on the east bank of the Licking, they at once began their search for Black Wolf and Lishe Cotton. Mounting Majort Dick set off alone in one direction, while Boone, with WooC1, went in another, and Bob, Mark, and Jack took still another . . Dick had ridden some distance without seeing any signs of Indians. He had dismounted, and was creeping cautiously along, having just heard a suspicious sound, when four or five redskins leaped up from the ground. Dick quickly retreated, and leaped upon Major's back. The Indians quickly signaled to others, and the enemy came running from different directions. They seemed more anxious to catch than to kill him, however. No doubt they meant to torture him when they caught him. Dick knew tbis, and urged his horse forward. He came into the open on the river bank, the Indians on three sides of him. He had hoped to dash along the bank upstream. Escape was cut off in that direction. Neithe1 could he go downstream and thus escape. The redskins were behind and to the right and left in numbers. The onlf way open to him was directly in front. . Even this was closed to him, as the Indians believed. Dick suddenly realized his desperate position. In front of him was the river, but at the foot of an almost perpendicular cliff, more than fifty feet in height. He had been in this neighborhood not long before, and recog nizerl it. Now it semed as if he "must fall into the hands of his enemies. Shut off from escape on three sides, the only way open to him was over the cliff into the river. I-Te at once resolved to take this one desperate chance. The Indians were closin&'. in upon him on three sides. Already they were uttenng exultant cries, feeling certain of capturing him. In their eyes there was no escape for him. Not for an instant did they imagine that he would take that leap. Dick was resolved to take it. It Inight be death, but it would certainly be death, and in its most hideous form, if he fell into the hands of the Indians. On came the redskins, sure of victory. • Then straight oward the cliff dashed the intrepid youth. Gathering the reins tightly in his hand, he urged the splendid animal right to the edge of the precipice. Then he made the leap. The Indians rushed to the edge, threw themselves on the ground, and looked over. • They expected to see horse and rider dashed to pieces at the foot of the cliff. They knew that he had escaped them, but they never thought t\l see ,him alive after that fearful leap. Straight out from the cliff went horse and rider, like an arrow shot from a bow. Then, with lightning-like rapidity, they went darting through the air, Dick holding his saddle as though a part of it. Then there was a great splash, the spray dashing high in the air. Horse and rider had struck the water squarely. Both disappeared, but only for a moment. They presently reappeared, and then the gallant horse plowed his way steadily upstream with Dick on his back. Then, to add to the chagrin of the Indians, Dick raised his hand, and waved it in token of farewell to the redskins at the top of the cliff. It had been a most remarkable escape, and one seldom equalled. Only a person possessing the indomitable spirit of Dick Slater could have taken such a desp erate chance. Few persons having taken it could have come successfully out of it, but Dick Slater was a boy in a thousand. The Indians were silent, for in their rage at having lost their expected victim they could not applaud one who bad i;hown such daring. They turned away full of rage and disappointment, and Dick made his way upstream till he reached a point where he could land safely. He hurried back to camp, where he arrived a few minutes after Bob and his comrades. "Hallo, Dick, you are soaking wet and without your hat," said Bob. "Where have you been?" "In the river," quietly. "I should say you had. How did it happen?" "Chased by Indians, went over a fifty-foot cliff, but i;ot away safe,'' "Any news of Cotton or the Indian?" "No." "Hallo!" cried Jack. "Here is Boone." CHAPTERX. , A SPffiITED ATTACK. The pioneer had little to tell. He had seen Lishe Cotton, and had followed him to an Indian camp. He had seen neither Black Wolf nor the child Molly Wood, however. . Lishe had not left the camp again, and at last, fearing de tection, the Indians beginning to arrive from different directions, the scout had taken his departure unnoticed. He had left the settler , a short distance b e hind, fearing that Wood, in his excited state, might do something to alarm the Indians. • Returning to him at last, the two had come back to the camp of the Liberty Boys. "We must watch these Indians," said Dick. "Do you know this fellow Black Wolf when you see him?" "Yes," said Boone. "I know him," added Wood. "He's pock-marked , an'. he's got a scar on his leg where a wolf bit him. He's tall an' straight, an' not very big. He's ez strong ez a ox, too." "I'll look for him," said Dick. "He may not be in this camp, even if Cotton is." "Yas, thet's so," said Hiram. "lie moughter went on." "At any rate, we'll find him ff he is to be found," said Boone. An horll' later, Dick having changed his clothes in the mean-


THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 11 time, two of the Liberty Boys came in with the report that a force of British had joined the Indians whose camp Boone had seen. 1 "We must attack them before they can gather any more redskins about them," said Dick. . "That's right; drive them out," said Bob. "Did you see anything of Girty?" asked Dick of George, who was one of the scouts. "No, nothing." "How many of the redcoats were there?" "About fifty." "And how many of the Indians?" "Something more." "Were the redcoats mounted?" "Some of them were. About a quarter, I should say." "Our party is large enough to drive them out," said Dick. "The idea of an attack at this time is good," said Boone. "You want to strike before they can get a large party together." "That is just my idea," said Dick. The attack was to be made just before sunset, and at two or three point at the same time. Boone was to lead one division and, Bob another, Dick with half of the Liberty Boys to have the center. Half an hour before the sun would go down the three par ties set out. The Ind'ian encampment was on a bit of rising ground near the river. It was quite open on two sides, so that the advance of a ho s tile party could be seen. Behind were thick woods and buffalo thickets, and on the othe r side the river. Boone's party was to advance along the river, while Bob's would approach on the right under cover of a sparse grove. It was not intended to hide Boone's approach, but rather to give the impression that this was all of the enemy. Just at sunset Boone, at the head of his division, came rushing up with loud shouts. . The redskins and British at once dashed to that point, expecting to annihilate the whites. Then Bob and his party on .the flank, and before they recovered from their surpnse Dick Slater and his boys came plunging through the thicket. Then Boone and Bob joined forces, and the British and Indians found themselves between two fires. The redskins were driven into the river, and the redcoats force d to take to the wood or be captured. _ "Don't spare a single Indian,'' said Dick. "They cannot understand merciful treatment. Show them mercy and the y will kill you the first chance they get." Some of the redskins escaped to the woods, but the greater part of them were driven into the river. Here they were exposed to the fire of the Liberty Boys, and were obliged to cross over to escape. Some got away by swimming, but many were shot or drowned. ' "Charge!" cried Dick, bringing his three divisions to gether. Ni ght had fallen, but torches flashed here and there, and then the camp was set on fire, burning brightly. "Down with the redcoats!" cried Dick. "Liberty forever!" shouted the gallant boys. The British, having lost the support of their red allies, who had been most mercilessly attacked by the Liberty Boys, now sought safety in flight. Dick had no desire to take prisoners, his chief wish being to drive out the redcoats. The Liberty Boys had to depend upon their guns and on what the settlers gave<9-1em for their s ubsistence. They had no wish, therefore, to feed a lot of redcoats while making their way to more settled parts. They would not take life unless absolutely necessary, and those who could escape were allowed to go. "They will have trouble enough as it is," said Bob dryly. "I have seen Indians turn on their allies beforn now." "Yes, they are an ungrateful lot,'' said Mark. "You can't put any trust in 'em." By the light of the burning Indian camp the Liberty Boys charged the retreating redcoats, pouring in a volley upon them. They fled, fearing the fate of their savage allies, but after a short pursuit, making sure that they were still in llight, Dick halted. "You did not see anything of Black Wolf, did you?" Dick asked of Boone, as they made their own camp where the Indians had theirs. "No, not a sign of ' him." "And I saw nothing of Lishe Cotton. He must have fled in the very first of the fight." "Such men are cowards,'' said Boone. "We will hold this camp a short time" said Dick, "and then push on. There may be more British, and we want to prevent their concentrating." "We are fighting them while pursuing our s 'earch." "Exactly, and therefore accomplishing something." The Liberty Boys did not have to go back to camp, hav ing brought it with them, as it were, and now, as it grew dark, the fi]'.es were lighted, supper was provided and everything was bustle and activity. It was not the bustle of battle, however, for now that the fight was over, the gallant' youths }Vere as merry as so many boys let loose from school. "Shure an' it wor a great foight, Cookyspiller," said Patsy, standing over a great pot of savory soup and stir ring it with a big iron spoon. "Yah, I bet me it was. What you was got for subber, Batsy?" ''Oi do have some foine soup." "What else you was had ? " "Well, yez can have some more soup, afther dhat, av yez loike." "Und don't you was had somedings more as s _ oup alretty?" "Shure an' it's foine soup, Cookyspiller, an' it'll pit dhe fat on yez." "I was enuff fat got alretty." "Well, anyhow, it do be foine soup an' mustn't be wasted." "I go got somedings else," said Carl, starting off with his musket on his shoulder. "Shure an' dhat's all roight; but it's foine soup, Oi'm tellin' yez, an' yez moight have worse nor dhat or not as much." Patsy was still stirring his soup, his fire being on the outer edge of the camp, when a sl,ldden sho t was heard, and a moment later Carl came tearing through the thicket, pur sued by big and black. "Look out for dhe soup, Dootchy!" roared Patsy, as Carl nearly fell against one of the crotches supporting Che kettle. Then the fat German boy rolled over on the ground, dan gerously close to the fire, as a big black bear suddenly halted, dazed by the fire. Patsy was never without his rifle handy. He snatched it up in an instant and fired. Then Mark and Jack came to his aid, and with their own pieces quickly despatched the big brute. "I was toldt you I was went t0 got somedings," said Carl, rising. "Yis, an' he nearly got ye, me bhy. Annyhow, yez did not, shpill dhe soup." "And now we'll have bear steaks," laughed the boys, and s o they did. CHAPTER XI. DICK IN A TIGHT PLACE. The next day the Liberty Boys moved their camp again. After getting settled, Dick and Boone set off in different directions to reconnoiter. Dick was no w on foot and in backwoods garb. It was possible that he might see some Indians, and he wished to avoid detection. ' After working his way through the woods for some dis tance, he stoppe\i and listened. Then he crept 1."orward cautiously, dropping upon his hands and knees. • ,. In a short t' e he came to a little creek where the bushes were rank an thick. On the farther side of the creek were Lishe Cotton, an other white man of similar character, and three or four Indians. One of these was tall and straight, had a bad scar on his upper right leg, and had the marks of smallpo x on his face. Smallpox was a common disease among the Indians on account of their lack of cleanlin ess .


L 12 THE LIBE.RTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOo'NK To see a pock-marked Indian was not an uncommon sight, 1 ow 'at Sim o n Girty w oul d b e pleased amazin' ter k n o w therefore. 'at w e got him." T he scar on the le g and the tall, straight form of one of "White boy kill h e ap plenty Injun, d r i ve ' e m i n river,'' the party s howed D : ck, however, that he beheld Black Wolf. s aid one o f the r eds kin s . More than that, the Indian had the skin of a black wolf "Shoot um, d r ow n u m , kill um," said another. "Now I n.iun thr own over his shoulder, if further proof were needed . kill white boy . S hoo t um, d r o w n u m." Then Lishe Cotton's first words convinced Dick that he "Yer hai n ' t goin' t e r d o nuthin' with him, not till Simon was right. Girty sees snar l e d Cot to n , "so yer kin jest hold yer "Thet's all very well, Wolf, " the renegade said, "an' l' hos se s." 'lo w 'at you are got some reason yer side, but y e r hain't "Ll.berty Bo y ki!l I njun, n ow Inju n kill Liberty Boy," got ernuff." g-rowled Black Wolf. "Kill white gal, too, n o have plenty "Paleface papoose heap too much trouble," said the Indian, heap troubl e ." who stood, while Lishe sat on a stone. "Better kill um. "Yer big fo o l Injun, " said C o t ton, "yo u a in't ergoin' ter Paleface kill Injun pl enty time." d o nuthin' er ther sort ." " Yes, whe n they deserve it," muttere d Dick, peering "Injun do! " cri e d Bl a c k Wo lf, with a grunt. through the bu s hes on the bank of the tiny c r e ek. Then , s ei zing h i s tomahawk, he rus h e d straif;;'ht Dick . "I 'low 'at the y does, Wolf, " was Cotton's reply, "but some. The o ther Indians sprang fo !ward, or tomaha vks times thar's more ter be made in not killin ' ' of 'em." in 'hand , to exe cute t h e i r fell p u rpose . "Huh!" grunte d Blac k Wolf. Crack! "What yer m e an, Z e k e ?" a s ked Cotton's white companion. At that instant the s harp crnck of a r ifle was hard, and "That Hiram mought pay suthin' fur gittin' his li ttle gal Bla c k Wolf fell d e ad at Dick's feet, shot in the spine . back. Crack! "But yer swored t e r 'hev revenge onto him, Zeke." Another shot rang out, and an Indian leaped in t h e air, "So I did. . Don't yer 'low it's r evenge when yeikin git spun around, and f e ll w i t h hi s head and s h ou lders in the hosses an' critters an' p elts an' money c ;mt'n a man whe n cree;k. he's t'iled an' scrape d t e r git 'em t ergether? S'po s e we git At sight of t w o of their comrade s so suddenly shot down, putty nigh all h e's g o t, an' he has ter scrape an' w o r k ergin the other India n s turned a n d fled, fearin g to meet a simit e r git ez much ?'1 lar fate if they mol es t e d D ick. "Yes / thet's suthi n', shorely." "Gosh! things er gittin' pooty hot ' r ound these yere q uar"We'll git putty nigh alL he's got, an' then putty soon ters,'' muttered Lishe, l ooking around with a frightened some other Injun' ll steal ther gal, an' he'll llev ter work an' glance, and drawing a big pistol. scrape ter git suthin' ter buy her back." Then Boone came . c rashing through the bu s h es and a cros s "An' yer 1low 'at yer'll git suthin' both times, do yer1" the creek. "I shorely will," laughed the renegade. The two ruffians d ecampe d at o nc e whe n they rnw wh o it "You may g e t more than you bargain for, you scoundrel!" was. muttered Dick. . "I'm glad I came up whe n I d i d,'' said Bo on e, cutting t he "What Injun g et?" asked Black Wolf. thongs that bound Dick to t h e tree. "Yer'll git yer share." "You came in the nick of time ,'' said Dick . "Injun want now." "I heard this man Lishe Co t t o n t a l k i ng, and suspected "But we hain't got it yit." that he was up to s o m e mi sc hiElf, the pioneer replied . "Paleface cheat Injun, tell um he get presents, horses, "The redskins were up to than he was, " interposed blankets, wampum, den no git um." Dick. "I hain't neve r deceived yer, Wolf," said Lishe. "So . I perceived , and none too s o o n , either. I was just "Injun go to fader, give um gal, git presents. Den Injun in time to prevent their doing what co u l d never b e undone ." "I am deeply grate ful," said D i ck, heartil y . The other r e d s kins grunted approval of this proposition. , "Who a11e these redskins?" a s k e d Boone . "Yew try goin ' thar, Wolf," said Lishe, with a snort. "Yew "One is Black Wolf." see what yer git. Er skin full er lead, thet's what. He'll "And Lishe has escaped.?" shoot yer full e r it, ther mimiit he sees yer. He's swore "Yes." ter do it, an' I 'lo w 'at h e 'll keep his word." "Then we've got ou r work to d o over a g ain. W ell, I "Injun go without gun, Injun go with bare ha11d, den palewould rather it were so than that yo u h a d b ee n ki ll e d by face no shoot. Me send squaw go tell um." the scoundrels." "An' he'll shoot yer woman jist ther same. Yer better They quickly crossed the .creek, and hurri e d off in the let me tell him, an' fix it up." . direction of. the camp, fearing that the t w o white outlaws "White hunte r shoot you, just same me. Him say so." might return with more Indians. "I 'low 'at he's plumb kerect, Zeke " said the other white. "Girty is somewhere about," said D lck'., " a nd w h e r e h e "Hi hain't got no love for yer, he is you may be sure of finding Indians. H e i s hal f one "I know thet, but he'll listen t e r me jest ther same." him s elf, I believe." "Where hev ther Injun got ther gal, ennyhow Lishe?" "He was brought up by the Sen e c as, " said B o on e . " H e Before Cotton could answer the part of the bank upon is a white, but has all the evil i nsti n cts of the savage. Hi s which Dick was kne eling suddenly gave way. very name a terror to the wom e n an. d chi ldre n o f t h e It had overhung the water, which the boy had not noticed. . In time his weight had loosened the earth beneath, and It is men that make tee Ii;idian . s worse than the y !lll at onc e it gave way, and bank and all went eplashing be if l;ft to themse lves, said Dick. mto the water. Very true, agreed Boon e.. . Dick scram bl e d to get out of the water, but before he Then they hastened on and m half a n hou r were m c amp. could reach the bank whence he had fallen two of the Ind ians seized him and dragged him to the other side. "Yu're Dick Slater, I reckon," said Lishe. "And you have s o many names that it's hard to keep tally of them,'' said Dick . "You have a pretty bad reputation with every on e of them." "Gu ess he mus t e r h eard suthin', Zeke, or Lishe, or Dave, whichever it i s ,'' sai d the oth e r . "Yer hain't got an ov e r clean score yerself, Bill Gunn," said Cotton. "Tie h i m to the tree yonder, Injuns. We gotter settle what t e r do with him . I 'low 'at Simon Girty would be plumb pl e a se d to se e yer." The two red s kins bound Dick tightly to a small tree close at hand, and Bill Gunn said: "Yer got er grutch ergin him, Zeke. What yer goinl ter do with hi m ? Mebby his comrades 'll pay yer suthin' ter let him go." "They hain't goin' ter git er clianst," growled Cotton. "I. • • CHAPTER XII. THEJ BOYS MAKE A DISCOVERY. That day the Liberty Boys moved their camp again, k eep ing on down the Licking River, a3 it was evident that t h e British and Indians were going in that direction. The homes of m any of the m were b e y o nd the Ohio o r on the Scioto, and as the Britis h would naturall y go n orth to their western forts, it m ight be tha t the Ind i a n s woul d keep with them. At night, therefore , the Libe11;y Boys c a m ped at s om e distance from where they had be e n in the m o r ning . we kape on loike dhis, we'll dhroive the redcoats into


THE LlBE.RTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 13 dhe say intoirely," said Patsy, "an' dhin , dhey'll have to shwim back to England." "It's a long way to the sea in this direction, Patsy," laughed Bob. "Dhe longer dhe betther. dhin, Bob, me bhy," answered Patsy, "for dhere'll be all dhe more fun dhrivin' dhim, dhe bla'guards.11 The next morning the Liberty Boys set out again, send ing scouts ahead to see that the way was clear. In about an hour these came in and reported that there was a good-sized party. of British and Indians in advance. Dick at once gave the word to move forward rapidly. On swept the brave boys, and in a short time they fell upon the redcoats, who had not the slightest warning of their coming. With a shout, the gallant fellows charged, firing a volley. The Indians fled at the first sign of trouble: The redcoats tried to make a stand, but the charge of tpe Liberty Boys was too impetuous. Shouts rang out, sabers whistled, pistols cracked and muskets roared. Nothing could withstand the whirlwind sweep of the dashing youths. Mark, Jack, Will, George, Walter and Ben swept down upon a score of the redcoats and scattered them. Hany Juds on, Harry Thurber, Ben Brand, Arthur Mac kay and Tom Hunter fell uuon a dozen of the British and caus e d them to fly i n great disorder. Patsy and Carl fle\v at half a dozen of them and sent such thunderous blows at them that the y were glad tp es-cape. , . Paul, Gerald, Bob, Oddy, Ira Little and a dozen others met an equal number of the enemy arid vanquished them in a moment. The brave boys rushed in so vehemPntly and fought so valiantly that they were simply irresistible. The redcoats, seeing that it was useless to cope with so ;1 band of young Americans, retreated in disorder, caving their baggage, many of their horses and some of their arms behind them . . 'fhen a party of Indians cominJ? with the evi dent intention of scalping thP ahd rifling the camp, but they were quickly put to fl'ght. "The Britis h will never learn that Indians are not to be trusted. " said Dick. " No," replied Bob. "The y found it so in the Mohawk Valley, along the Hudson, on Lake Champlain and in the South, and yet they will employ them." . . "They do ' not seem to profi<: by past llXperience,11 declared Mark, "but go on making the same mistakes." "The bigges t mistake they made was in thinking that they could conquer the Continentals," remarked Jack. "They haven't done it yet." . "And they never will," said Bob promptly, whereat a cheer arose. ' They pushed on until noon , w ' hen, seeing no signs of the en e my, either white or 'red. they formed a temporary camp. They had secured much that was valuable from the hastily fleeing British, besides giving them a wholesale lesson. "If we had a thousand men like your Liberty Boys, Cap tain Slater," said Boone, "we would give the British and their red allies a still more wholesome lesson." "Every little counts, sir," said Bob. "There are not so many of the Liberty Boys, but they nre thoroughly in earnest. " . "And they can fight, Lieutenant Estabrook," replied the veteran. "Of that there is not the slightest doubt." "Yez have a -raymarkable way av seein' dhe roight soide av t'ings, sor,'' Patsy observed, with a grin. "Shure, sor, dhe bhys do be porn foighthers, '1ery wan av dhim.11 "Yah, we would sooner fighd as eat, alretty,'' said Carl, "and some off dose dimes we do dot." . "There's no doubt of it," said Boone, with a quiet smile. "I have seen such times myself." . When they had rested a little Dick took Bob, Mark and Jack and set off to see if there were any signs of the enemy, but especially to look for Lishe Cotton and his com rade. "Lishe knows where the child is,'' said Dick," and if we can catch him we may induce him to tell Hiram." "You are not in favor of paying him any ransom?" asked "He won't if Hiqim gets after him,'' declared Jack. "The settler is very bitter against the renegade." "If Black Wolf had not been killed,'' observed Mark, "he might have learned something from him." "I doubt it," said Dick. "The savage was a blood-thirsty villain and would have killed the child simply to get clear of the trouble of it." "Then it is quite fortunate that he was killed," shortly from Bob. "It was, indeed," declared Dick, "and I do not regret it." "We have a little more work to do, that is all." "And we are used to that." Dick suddenly held up his hand and stopped abruptly. He had heard or seen something, the boys knew. He went on more caiitiously, the others following when he beckoned. In a few minutes he dropped to the ground, keeping on, however. The others did the same, looking ahead to see ,if there were enemies in sight. . Then they saw Dick signal to them to com e on, and they quickly obeyed. . He was on the edge of a de e p mvin at. the bottom of which was a large party of Indians and a f e w whites. Lishe . Cotton, Bill Gunn, Simon G irty and two or three more were seen and a white child, a l ittle girl of six or seven, with a mass of fair hair falling ov e r her plump shoulders. It was Hiram Wood's little Molly , bey9nd a doubt. There w ere not enough of the b o ys to u n d ertake -the rescue, as there were fully thirty or forty in the party, in cluding whites and Indians, and old and young. . "They may be hiding here or they may be taking a short cut to some place by going through the ravine,'' thought Dick. . . If they camped here it might be po ssi ble to rescue the little girl during the night. They mignt leave the place before that time, however, and it was bettt!r to do som ething at once. "Go back and bring up the Lib erty Boys, B c b,11 said Dick. "Make all haste. By acting promptly we may rescue the child and scatter the scoundrel s ." ' . There were no redcoats among the party in the ravine, and they w ere probably working toward the Indian coun try, so as to hold the child for ransom. Bob started off at once, Mark and Jack remaining with Dick. For some time the party in the ravine remained stationary, but at last they began to move. "They are going," said Dick. "The scoundrels are on the march." "Can we not follow ?11 Mark. "We can keep them in sight. Bob will follow." "Yes, but at the top, not th:e bottom," said Dick. "We will descend later." , They made their way alo n g the edge of the ravine for some distance till the unde1growth became so dense and the boulders so thick that further progress was impossible. "We will have to go back,'' said Dick, ' . 'and meet Bob where he left us. I doubt if w e can get our hors es' down there unless we go stil! farther." "Very true," said Jae'!$:. "It would . be a pretty good climb down there for ourselves, without the horses." They hurriedly retraced their steps, hearing sounds from the ravine at intervals, but seeing nothing of the Indians, the intervening branche s hiding them from sight. At length tP,ey r e ached the point where Bob had left them and sat down to await his return. Time passed and the shadows began lengthen, and still there was no trace of Bob and the Liberty Boys. "He should have been here by this time," said Dick. "What can have become of him?" There was. none of them who could answer the question. CHAPTER XIII. FINDING THE TRAIL. When the s un s e t Bob h a d not returned. Bob. "No, and the a whole skin." When tl>r> e ver:i n g s hade s began to gather about them scoundrel will be lucky if he gets off with he was still absent. "Something has happened," said Dick. "We cannot fol-


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. low these rascals now. There are too few of us, and it is too dark, as well." "What shall we do?" asked both Mark and Jack at once. "Return to the camp. W may come across Bob. If he had been hurt he would have pvshed on and sent the boys ahead." "He may have been captured,'' said Mark. It was dark, but Dick was a good guide and could make his way through the woods by night as well as by day. The three were obliged to keep together to avoid pit falls and their progress was not as rapid as it might have been. At last they heard the sound of voices and then saw the light of the campfires. Hurrying on, they at last enter!')d the camp, finding . to their great astonishment and dismay that Bob had not re turned. "Where are we going to look for him?" asked Ben Spur lock. "It is dark. We don't know where he went astray, and it will be impossible to follow or even find a trail now." "I could follow it if I could find it," said Boone quietly. "It lies somewhere between here and the ravine," said Dick. "I can find the way thither, as the direction is well fixed in my mind.'' "There is, of course, no possibility that he has lost his way?" "No, he could not. He would find it as well as I could. No, he has been surprised, overpowered and carried away." "Then we must find the place where he was surprised and follow up the trail," said Boone with decision. "Get ready a lot of pine torches," said Dick. "Hiram, you will go with us? You are used to the woods?" "I shorely am," was the reply of the settler. "Will you take us, Dick?"' asked Mark and Jack in a "Well, come along," said Dick, who hated to refuse them. Torches having b een procured, a lighted one In his hand and put two or three more in his belt and then they set out, Dick Slater and Daniel Boone in the lead. When they had covered about half the distance to the ra vine, as Dick reckoned, Boone suddenly stopped. "Wait a moment,'' he said. "I think I see traces of a struggle here. Bring all the lights together ." They stood in a half circle vyith the torches held toward the center. ' "The bushes are broken down," said Dick. "Here is the imprint of a heavy boot-heel," cried Mark. "An' here are moccasin prints, " said Hiram. "Yes, an' here's some beads what have been torn off by briers." . "There have been Indians here," said Boone. "Has the lieutenant a large foot?" "No larger than mine.'' "H'm," and Boone stooped and began examining the ground carefully. "Do you follow the trail, sir?, " asked Dick. Boone crept a1ong the ground for a few moments, Dick and the others holding torches. "I reckon it's this way, Dan'l," said Hiram. "Yes, that's right. Now it begins to straighten out." "Yes," said Dick, "his footprints show that he was hur-ried, almost dragged along." "Some of the Indians followed," said Boone, "and now and then their footprints obliterated his." "Here is something," cried Mark, stooping and picking something up. It was a button off of Bob's coat. They followed the trail with considerable ease now, as It was not confused with any other. Dick had no idea where they were going, but determined to follow the trail to the end. Bob's captors had evidently been at no pains to conceal their tracks and the trail was a broad one. It crossed a little creek, ran over a ledge, skirted a tan gled thicket and at last entered a deep ravine, where it was not so easy to follow and yet was not entirely lost. "Jove!" cried Dick, "I believe this is the very ravine where Bob and I saw the redskins and Girty making off with the child." They kept on and then Boone said: "Yes, a large party has passed through and here are the footprints of a child." Some time Boone suddenly dashed his torch on the ground and stamped it out. The rest did the same a.D.d they were in the most pro found darkness. CHAPTER XIV. WHAT TO BOB. Whan Bob Estabrook was halfway back to the camp of the Liberty Boys, hurrying along with no thought of dan ger, he was suddenly set upon by a white man and three or four Indians, who sprang upol} and secured him after a good deal of trouble. . "We've got yer now, boy," said the 'white inan, who wore heavy boots, military breeches and a hunting-shirt, "an' we're ergoin' ter keep yer." "So you think," said Bob. . "Yaas, an' we think kerect this time, sonny. Yer've be'n gi vin' us sogers er lot er trouble an' now yer'll have some yerself ter pay up fur et." "You are no soldier," said Bob. "You've stolen a Conti nental soldier's boots and breeches, that is all." Bob , being a thorough soldier himself, could tell another when he saw him. "Well, we're ergoin' ter give yer er lot er trouble ther same, sonny . Fetch him erlong, men." The Indians hurried Bob along through bushes, over fallen tree trunks, across . bare ledges of rock, on and on, with out giving him time to r zs t or take a long breath. "And Dick and the rest are waiting for me to come . back with the Liberty Boys," he thought. Once they crossed a little creek and here they paused for a few minutes. "Do you belong to Girty's gang!" asked Bob of the one white man. "Yer'11 find out all erbout et without axin' no questions," the man growled. _ ,,-"Where are you taking me?" Bob continued. "Yer'll find thet out, too, ef yer wait long ernufl'." "Don't you know that I will be missed and search made for me?" "W aal, I 'low 'at there will be, but et won't do 'em no good. Yer'll kee-p on bein' missed, Cap'n Slater, an' yer won't lead yer Liberty Boys inter no more mischief." "So I am Captain Slater, am I?" laughed Bob. "Yer shorely be, an' ye're goin' ter git all yer desarve." "But suppose I am not Dick Slater?" "But yer be, an' ef yer say yer ben't ye're on'y foolin', so's ter git outer trouble. Come on, yer've be'n here long emuff." The sun was now down and Bob's captors hurried hlm on more rapidly than before, as if anxious to catch up with some othE!r party or reach a shelter before dark. It was nearly dark when they entered a deep ravine and hurried on, under the shade of overhanging boughs, along a little stream and beside great boulders. Bob could make out just enough of the place as he was hurried along to give him an idea. "If this is not the ravine that Dick and I looked down into and saw Girty and his gang and Hiram Wood's child, I am greatly mistaken," he thought. It soon grew too dark for him to see things as he passed, but the Indians seemed to know the way and hurried on as fast as before. The white man did not get on so well in. the dark, and he now went behind and followed instead of leading. Finally two of the got pine torches and lighted them, going ahead to guide the others. At length lights were seen, and at last they stopped where the advance party had encamped at the farther end of the ravine near the river. Here Bob saw Girty, Cotton ; Bill Gunn and two or three more whites with a large party of Indians. He also saw the little fair-haired girl and knew that this was the same party that he and Dick had watched from the bank above. There was a big campfire blazing away and aro'bnd it sat the whites and Indians smoking, drinking and eating. Bob was allowed to sit on a stone without being bound, and Girty said: "So you e:ot one of them. did you?"


THE LIBE,RTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 15 "Yus; thet's Dick Slater hisself," answered the man with the lialf-military and half-backwoods dress. "No, et ain't; it's the lootenant," .. drawled Cotton. "That's right," said Girty; "but he is almost as good. We owe a grudge to both." "Ain't he Dick Slater, arter all?" asked the man. "No," said all the whites. . . "Waal, I thought fur shore et was." "I told you I was not," said Bob. "Never mind," said Gi1ty. "He's nearly as good. , He's one of them, anyhow." . "Yus, an' we kin hev jist ez much fun with him ez ef he wuz," laughed Lishe. Then the little . girl to Bob, sat on his 'knee and asked: . "Are you a bad man like all these other men? I don't think you look bad." "No, little one, I am not. You are Wood, aren't you?" "Yes," cried the child, delighted at being recognized. "'How did you know that?" "We have been looking for you. I am going to take you away as soon as I can." "Won1t you take me away now?" . "No," roared Lishe. "He's ergoin' ter stay ter supper an' ermoose us. He's ergoin' ter dance eroun' ther fire an' sing an' do er lot er things ter make us laugh." "Shut up, Dave," .said one of the whites. "Yer got too niuch ter say, Zeke," growled another, "Won't you take me away from' these bad men now?" asked the child, clinging to Bob. "Not now, Molly. You see , I must rest myself first. You must bepretty tired yourself." "Butyou will take me away some appealed the little one. "Yes," said Bob, folding her in liis arms, and this seemed to her. The others .laughed and joke d about it and then went on with theiT eating. and drinking and smoking and paid little attention to him after that. The child snuggled down in Bob's arms and he presently moved away from the fire where the light would not shine in her eyes. She prattled away for a time, Bob answering her shortly at intervals, the others soon ceasing to notice him. They seemed to regard his escape as impossible and so took no pains to . . prevent it, paying more attention to their own wants than to the care of their prisoner. In fact, so little did they notice him that at Ieng-th, when Molly was fast asleep in his arms, Bob arose, walked quite beyond the circle o:e men about the fire and took a seat on an old half-totted l og. 'Meantime whites and reds alike were drinkingdeeply, and it was not long before it began to have its effect. Some were noisy and danced about drunkenly, others were simply stupid and others again rolled over on the ground and slept. . The :fire, unattended, begitn to die do>vn and the shadows gathered thick and black beyond the reach of its light and crent faster and faster toward it. Then the dancing, yelling redskins became less noisy and less active, and there were more lying asleep around the fire. The flames to play, the bed of coals glow e d less bright and the shadows grew thicker and blacker and crept closer and closer to the fire. At last only now and then would a voice be heard, onl y occasionally would a few ton8Jles of flame shoot up from among the deadening coals aS' the light breeze swept by. The n an Indian threw a lot of dead leaves and brush on the fire and caused cinders ahd flame to rise, after which he pushed aside a drunken comrade and lay between him and the fire. Bob Estabrook, on the very of the camp, well bt> yond the last row of sleeping Indians, glided behind a tr,ee as the flames shot up. • Keeping this between him and the :fire, he hurried a..,;ay with the child in his arms. • / The fire gave him some help, but he needed little, for he .seemed tp act by instinct and sense rather than fee l hi way. At last he was on the river bank, well out of the and thon, guidod only by tho ,tarn, ho bont hia

16 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. "We don't know when he got away from the camp,'' re plied Dick. "He may have jus t l eft when we arrived." "Very true." "Dhere's only wan t'ing dhat we are mortial shure av, me bhy,'' said Patsy. "What is that?" "Dhat w e 'll see him phwin he comes back." "Yah," added Carl, "und vhen he gomes pack he will be here alretty." "The wisdom that ;vou two fello w s display is something remarkable,'' laughe d Dick. '> Then he went to his tent, f eeling much less apprehen sive in regard to Bob than when they had set out. He was certain that the boy had escaped and that it was only a matter of a few hours before he would reW.rn . "Shure, an' aren't yez moighty glad, Cookyspiller, dhat yez are not dhe big mon dhat Bob is at dhis minyute?" asked Patsy. "I was more bigger as Pob alretty,'' said Carl. "Yis, in soize , but not in importance, Cookyspiller. Just see how yez wud have us wonyin' av yez wor a man loike Bob." " Yah, dot was so, but d ere don'd was somebody gry off I was los ed, und you neider, Batr.y." "Go'n wid y ez, dhe 'hol e camp wud be shtirred up av Oi wor missin', Cookyspiler." "For why dot was?" "Becos nobody cud have hls breakfisht till Oi wor found, me bhy.'' "Gone ouid mit you, dos e poys could deir own preakfasts got und don'd would mis s ed you ein liddle bit alretty." "All roight, me bhy," laug hed Patsy. "Oi'll jist let yez do widout yere breakfisht wan av dhose days an' dhin we'll see av yez'll miss me or not." "Dot was noddings; I was choost eated a gouple off dimes more subber der night pefore und d e n I was all righd peen, I bet you." "Shure an' yez are cliver , Cookyspiller. Yez wud make yer Irvin' phwin a fox wud shtai ve to death, me bhy." Carl did not quite und erstand this and went off by him self to puzzle it out, while Patsy. continued to pace up and down on his post. Bob had not returned by sunrise, and Dick concluded to send out parties in search of him. Boone, Hiram and half a dozen Liberty Boys went toward the ravine. Dick, Mark, Jack and half a dozen more struck along the river and B e n Spurlock and a small party and Sam Sander son with another to o k different routes. Boone's party . found the ravine deserted and the whites and Indians gon e down the rive:r;. Then they set off upstream to meet Dick. Ben and Sam, wtih their t w o parties, met, having seen nothing of Bob. Th e n the y struck off for the riv.-r also, hoping to come across Dick. Dick, meantime, with Mark, Jack and the rest, struck off at once for the river, intending to keep on downstream. Just as they came in sight of the river Dick paused abruptly and dropped to the gro, und. ' Those with him did the same. The n, peering through the bushes , they saw a party of redcoats crossing in boats, some having already landed. When all had landed the boats were sent across with one man in each, p1;esumably to bring others over. "What are the redcoats doing over there?" asked Dick. did not s uppose there were any below the Ohio." The fir s t party now proc e eded down the river, and in a short time Dick saw the boats start across and then pro ceed downstream. "Come on, boys," he said; "we must follow these fellows. If they run across Bob they will make a prisoner Of him.'' "But what are they doing her. e ?" asked Mark. "Marauding or exploring, I SUJlpose. They may be beat ing up the Indians to make more t r ouble for us." "There are more than we can handle easily, without our horses," said Jack. "Yes, even with a sudden dash. However, there is no harm in following. Bob may see them and cut into the woods." The Liberty Boys kept on down the river, not too close to the British. ' After a time the redcoats were hidden from them by a bend in the river. A few minutes later Dick heard shouts .and the sound of firing . "Forward, boys!" he shouted. "There is something going on and we must have a hand in it." CHAPTER XVI. STILL A PRISONER. Reaching the river, Bob set out for the camp , with Molly in his arms. He had gone some little distance when he saw a ir,leam of light ahead of him. . His first thought was that it was Dick and a party of the Liberty Boys coming to look for him. Without a thought that it might be an enemy, he hastened forward with the child in his arms, crying. "Hello, boys, here I am." Then, before he realized his danger, two British soldiers sp rang forward, leveled their guns at him and cried: "Ualt, you rebel, or you are a .,dead man!" Then two or three other redcoats came forward bearing torches. Bob realized his mistake too late. He could not escape, burdened with the sleeping child , as he was, nor would he abandon her. "Good evenililg, gentlemen," he said, quickly. "I have made a slight mistake, I see. I took you for some of your betters.'' "Who can be better than soldiers of the king?" demanded one of the redcoats. "C ontinentals!" tersely. " You are a saucy rebel," the redcoat replied . "So I have been told," answered Bob. "I suppose I may regard myself as your guest for a time? If you have a fire, as I think you have, I would like to make this child more comfortable." "Guest?" said one of the redcoats, a sergeant in rank; "prisoner, you mean. Step lively, you rebel, or we will make it uncomfortable for you." Then Bob walked on perfectly unconcerned, preceded and followed by redcoats. There was a fire and quite a little party was gathered about it. A lieutenant came out of a shelter which had been erected near the fire and said: "Ah, a rebel, I see! Who is he? Do any of you know hini ?" "I should he was one of the Liberty Boys,'' s!!ld the sergeant. "What are you doing with that child?" the asked. "Taking her home to her father. Some of your gentlemanly allies, the Indians, had run off with her." , Little Molly, still sleeping, was laid upon a bed of leaves and blankets in the shelter, while the lieutenant sought othel.'1 quarter s. Bob was guarded and told that if he attempted to escape he would be shot. Then Bob stretched himself out by the fire, and having in no wise belied his condition, was soon fast asleep. "He'& not a half bad chap , after all, if he is a rebel," said the lieutenant, throwing a cloak over Bob. The young lieutenant awoke at daybreak, sat up, looked around him and saw the British lieutenant coming toward him. o "I am greatly obliged to you, sir,'' said Bob, "and I must s ay, to use your own words, that you are not half bad. It . j8 a great pity that you are a king's man." "Don't you think that here are any good fellows in the king's service?" asked the redcoat. "Yes, and more's the pity. They ought to be better em pl9yed." " u're a droll chap." ank you. That sounds honest." op,ui: little charge is still sleeping soundly. She must have peen dead tired out." "Yet If you will give her something to eat when sha awak s I shall be grateful.•


'. THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. 17 I see a bout it." but h e kn ocked d ow n on e of them, and t h e veteran Daniel Moll y awoke at sunrise a nd a s k e d for Bob. Boon e se ttled with the othe r t wo. The n Bo b washe d her face and h a n ds and s h e had her " Libert y foreve; ! " c r i e d Bob , a n d then h e j oi n ed in the breakfast. . purs uit. "Are y ou g o i n g to t a k e me t o d ad, s oldi e r man?" s he It was n o t kept u p fo r long, ho wever, Dick be ing sati s fied a s k e d Bob. wi t h hav'ng d rive n t h e r e dco a t s o ff and capturing their "Ce r t ai nl y , as soon as these g e n tl e men in the pretty r e d arms an d baggage. coats will a ll ow me," said Bo b , with a s mile. The n a camp wa s formed where t h e redcoa t s h ad had "Are they Indians ? " ask e d t h e chi ld , s imply. t heirs, and t h e Li b e r t y Boy s made merry w ith the captu r ed " Not qiute as bad as tha t , I h ope," sai d Bob. "This g e n-stores . tle man gave you h i s b e d l a s t night. An Indian would no t Li t tl e Moll y W ood was restored t o h e r father, who was h ave done it. " ov e rjoy e d to see h e r, and then Bob t o l d t he story of his o w n Som e t i me ' aft erward a pa rty of Britis h arrive d in boats ca pture and hi s res cu e o f the chil d. a n d on foo t . Then he was t o ld ho w they had searche d for an d mi sse d Jus t ab out the same t i me two or three scouts came run-him and ho w they h a d finally c a m e upon the r edcoats g i n , greatly alarmed, saying that a large party of Con-out havin g the faintes t idea that he was with them. t m entals was approac hin g . "We ll , it has a ll come out ri g h t no w , a t any rat e ," h e s aid, Then shots were h eard. a n d with a s h out a party of Lib" and we have g i v e n the r e dcoat s ano t her setb a c k and c a pe r t y Boys came dashing forward. tured thei r stores." T heywer e t h e three di vi sions u n de r ' Bo on e , Ben Spur lock "The India n s a r e ye t to be r e c k o n e d w i t h ," s aid D i c k. anti Sam Sande r s o n . " We ca n in f E c t m ore punishm ent o n t hem, an

. 18 THE LIBERTY BOYS WITH DANIEL BOONE. offer, knowing that the settlers had a hard time to get what they had. They took their departure the next day, therefore, and pushed on toward the mouth of the river. . They saw no mo1e Indians for several days, taking the Journey at a moderate pace, there being no need of haste. last they arrived at the Ohio and made a camp, expeetmg to stay till they received news of importance. In a week a number of runners arrived who announced that General Clarke was coming with a thousand men and was going to carry the war right into the Indian country, as he had done before. . '.'We will :vait for him," said Dick, "and go with him upon this expedition. General Clarke is an intrepid fighter, and now that he has resolyed to give the British and Indians a lesson something is sure to be done to rid the country of these pests." _At last General Clarke arrived with a large force, determmed to put a stop to the excesses of the Indians, urged on by the British. Kenton was with the general and was going to act as pilot for the expedition. H.e was very glad to. see Boone and the Liberty Boys agam .and was greatly mterested in all that they told him of their adventui:es since the disastrous battle of the Blue Licks. CHAPTER XVIII. On dashed the fearless boys, their sabers flashing in the sunlight. Right through the ranks of the Indians they plunged, c.utting and slashing right and left, and at every blow cleaving !an enemy. The Indians could not stand up against such a charge and fled. . Then the redcoats came dashing up, expecting to drive back the daring riders. They were themselves driven back, and then the main body came up and the Indians and redcoats were put to ignominious flight. During the melee Simon Girty, mounted on a fine horse, came dashing at Dick. "I mean to kill you, Dick Slater," he hissed. "You'll never do it, Simon Girty . . Fate has no such ig nominious end in store for me as to die by the hand of a renegade and ingrate." Girty darted a look of the most intense hate and rage at Dick and raised his pistol to fire. Dick dashed it out of his hand with a sweep of his sword. Then the renegade drew a tomahawk from his belt and hurled it at Dick. With the swiftness of lightning, Dick's sword flashed through the air, met the flying weapon and dashed it to the ground. Then he raised his sword, and in another instant would have cleaved the renegade to the hip. An Indian dashed between Girty and Dick and recehted the blow intended for the former. Then before Dick could aim another blow at the man the FAltEWE!LL T . O BOONE. ' Indians were in full flight and Girty had esc a ped. . The Indians fled to their own country, pursued by Clarke Early in September the expedition against the Indians set and his riflemen. out from the mouth of the Licking. • . . There was never any formidable Indian war in Kentucky General Clarke had more than a thousand mountea rifle-after t.his vigorous administration of frontier justice, the men, and in addition . there were bick Slater and his Liberty lesson been learned. Boys, one hundred in number. The expedition returned at last to the mouth of the Lick,. They crossed the Ohio ' and proceeded at once to the . . man settlements on the Scioto River. Here Dick Slater and the Liberty Boys took formal leave The Indians had word of their coming and fled. of Boone and Kenton. Not all o.f. them, how.ever, for they came upon a large The veteran. pioneer .was well pleased :vith the Liberty party of British and Indians soon after crossing the Ohio. Boys, and durmg the time he had been with them had beThe Liberty Boys formed an advance guard and they at come greatly to them, especially to Dick, Bob, Mark, once offered battle to the enemy. Jack and so!]le others. The redcoats, seeing such a comparatively small force The Liberty Boys after taking leave of Boone, '.Kent , advancing, felt confident of victory. . General Clarke and the others with whom they had fol.fght When Dick Sla.ter gave the word the gailant boys swept set out for other parts of the South where the enemy were down upon the redcoats like a whirlwind. new and then still causing trouble. Boom! Every one wished them all success in this new field, and Like the roar of cannon tl:i.e muskets sounded, and a most they departed, carcying with them the best wishes of some deadly fire blazed from the ranks of the Liberty Boys. of the bravest fighters the country has ever known. Oi: the:v: swept, and now a pistol volley rattled and cracked, cuttmg right mto the enemy and causing many gaps in the ranks. . 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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. TO YOU EMP . LOYERS! DUTY OF EMPLOYERS IN RECONSTRUCTION OF. CRIPPLED SOLDIERS 19 By DOUGLAS C. M:cMURTRIE, Director Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Dis ab le? Men, New York. We must count on the return from the front of thousands patronized by giving him a charity job, comes to expect as of crippled soldiers. We must plan to give them on their a right such semi-gratuitous support. Such a situation breaks retum the best possible chance for the future. down rather than builds up character, and makes the man . Dependence eannot. be on monetary compensation progressively a weaker. rather tlian a stronger member of m the form of a pens10n, for m the past the pension system the community. We must not do our returned men such has a disti11ct failure insofar as constructive ends a:re injury. invo vcd . . The third difficulty is that such a system does not take into The only compensation 9f real value for physical disaccount the man's future. Casual placement means employ ability is rehabilitation for self-support. Make a man again ment either in a job as watchman or elevator capable of earning his own living and the chief burden of operator such as we should not offer our di s abled men ex his handicap drops away. cept as a last resort-or in a job beyond the man, one in The disability of f!Ome crippled . soldiers is no bar to return'which, on the con side:r;ations ot product and ing to their former trade, but the il'juries of many dis-wages, he cannot hold his own. Jobs of the type have qualify them from pursuing again their past occupation. The for the worker a future of monotony and. d iscouragemen t. sch,ools of training prepare these men for some . work in Jobs of the type are disastrous, for in which their physical handicap will not materially interfere them 8: mstead q.f steadily mo .te competent with their production. !lnd building up confidence m hunself, stands still as reg.ards The one-armed soldier is equipped with working appliand loses confidence . every d ay. Whe!1 he ances which have supplanted the old familiar artifidal limb. dropped or to i>ome employment, the Job will The new appliances are designed with a practical aim only have had for him no . bene fit. ' . . in view; they vary according to 'the trade in which the in-Twelve i;ien sent to twelve JObs .may .all be seriously m1sdividual is to engage. For example, the appliance for a placed, the same plac ed with thought .and wismachinist would be quite differ ent from that with which and differently assigned to the same h".elve Jobs mzy a wood-turner would be provided. Some appliances have be ideally located. I! normal '".orkers reqmre expert and attached to the stump a chuck in which various tools or placement, crippled candidates for employment re hooks can interchangeably. be held. The wearer uses these quire it even more. devices only while at work; for evenings and holidays he The positive aspect of the employer's duty is to find for is vided with a "dress arm," which is made in imitation the disabled man a constructive job . which he can hold on the ol lost natural member. basis of competency alone. In such a job be can be self-An important factor in the s uccess of re-educational work respectin.g, be and look fonvard to a future. This is is an early start, so that the disabled man shall have no the defirute patnoti c duty. chance to go out unemp1oy ed into the community. In even Thousands of cripples are now holding important jobs in a short period of exposure to the sentimental sympathy of the industrial world. But they are men of exceptional charfamily and friends, his "will to work" is so broken down ac .ter and initiative and have, in general, made their way that it becomes difficult again to restore him to a stand of in spite of employers rather than becau s e of them. Too indep endence and ambition. For this reason, the many employers are ready to give the cri pple alms, but not plan for.his future is made at as early a date as his physical willing to expend the thought necessary to place him in a condition admits, and training is actually under way before suitable job. This attitude has helped to make many cripples the patient is out of the hospital. dependent. With our new responsibilities to the men dis-In the readjustment of the crippled soldier to civilian life, abled in fighting for us, th!'l poiitt of view must his placement in employment is a matter of the greatest be chang:ed. some cripples have done other cripples mom.ent. In this field the employer has a very definite re-can only given an even chance. sponsibility. The industrial cripple should be considered as well as .the But the employer's duty is not entirely obvious. It ia, military cripple, in these days of national demand .for on the contrary almost diametrically opposite to what one the greatest possible there sho1;1ld not be left idle might superficiahy infer it to be. The duty is not to "take any men who can be made mto productive workers. care of" from patriotic motives, a given number of disabled With thoughtful placement effort, many men can be em men, finding for them any odd jobs which are available, and ployed directly on the basis of their past experience. With putting the ex-soldiers in them without much regard to the disabled soldiers who profit by the training facilities the whether they can earn the wages paid or not. government will provide, the task should be easier . . Yet this method is aij, too common. A local committee This, then, constitutes the charge of patriotic duty upon of employers will d eliberate about as follows: "Here are the employer: a dozen crippled soldiers for whom we must find jobs. Jones, To study the jobs under his jurisdiction to determine what you have a large factory; you should be able to take of six ones might be satisfactorily held by cripples. To give the ?f them. Brown, can you find places for four of them cripples preference for these jobs. ' To consider thoughtfully m your w!'lrehouse? And, Srmth, you ought to place at least the applications of disabled men for employment, bearing in a couple m your store." mind the importance of utilizing to as great an extent as Such a procedure cannot have other than pernicious results. possible labor which would otherwise be unproductive. To In the first years of war the spfrit of patriotism runs high, do the returned soldier the honor of offering him :teal embut experience has shown that men placed on this basis alone ployment, rather than proffering him the ignominy of a find themselves out of a job after the war has been over charity job. several years, or, fact, .after it has been in progress for If the employer will do this, it will be a great factor in a considerable period . of time. making the complete elimination of the dependent cripple A second weakness in this method is that a man who is a real and inspiring possibility.


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. STEEPLE JACK, THE BOY OF NERVE OR THE MYSTERY OF THE OLD BELL TOWER By CAPTAIN GEORGE W. GRANVILLE (A SERIAL STOF.Y) CHAPTER XIX. In a few minu t es the p air land ed o n the staging, and as the men saw tha t Taylo r h a d gone m a d t h ey MR. GRAY G ETS THE BOX. seized him and carried him down in the s t ee pl e , "Send m e u p a tacki e , w ith a trip-rope, lock-olock, while the builder congratul ated Jack for w h a t he and a saddle !" had done. One of the m nodded, as if he under.stood, and Jack " I am glad the poor f e llo w d id n o t fall the t ied the end s of his two stirrup lin e s together, and ground, " said the boy, si m pl y. " Now , s i r, i f y ou lowe red o ne end . will kindly let your m e n hoi s t me up there again I It only wen t d own to w i t hin fift een fe e t of the will set to work on t he job I was t o d o . " m en , but on e of them got a long ladder, put it on "Ain't you too n e r v ous to go up again ? " the stagi ng, rest ing the upper end against the " I am perfectl y steady , s i r, a n d anxi ous to finish t l d t h .a f the J'ob." s eep e, an w en u p wit one enu o the tackle. He tie d it t o t h e e nd of Jack's line, and the boy " Very w ell, but y ou cer t a inl y s how more c ourage haul e d up the tack l e and made an e n d secure to the than most peopl e h a ve got, " a nd h e called a cou p l e cro ss. of the men to aid Jack. . Ri g ging the boa tswain's swing, he got in it, and I He was accordingly hoisted up t o the top of t he l e t himself down toward the body of his helper inch ::;pire, and here he set to work , and regil de d the by inch. c ross without a tremor in his hand s . " Get away from me, or I will kill you! " Taylor When the tas k was fini s h:::d , h e sent d ow n the yell e d at Jack, a s he arrived opposite where the untackle, after preparing for h is o w n d es cent after lucky fellow w as hanging, and there was the cruel it was gone gl ea m of insanity in the man's eyes as he aimed a To do this, he had put a noo se around the spire, blow at the boy with his fist. " I am flying! " brought the loose end of the lin e -up a nd o ve r the A look o f dist ress swept over Jack's face. top stone, and gasping this dan g lin g lin e he s lid " The danger has turned his brain!" he muttered. down on it to the steeple. Afte r a he that he could Making himself fast there, h e drew the li ne from not do with the unless .he over the top, and released the n oose, after wh ich he rendered hi m With .. this purpose . m vi_ew I used this rop e as a stirr u p t o g e t l ower d o wn , b y h e made a noose m the sho r., rope he had carried reversing the way h e had com e u p down w i t h him , and at an in stant when the yelling I , th h fi ll t d t t h t man w a s not look ing at him he managed to slip it n is manner e na Y r e urne . o _es agmg, Over hi s h e d d ll' t t t h h t ' t where he m e t the contrac t o r, w ho paid h im twent y , a , an pu mg i au w en e go l d 11 f h ' k a rou nd T aylor ' s arms , he 'pinioned them tightly at 0 ars or is wo r his side. ' "It is more than I agreed to pay, but you save d Wi t h a g a s p of hi s knife he cut the stirrup-rope poor Taylor, and I am sure you earne d i t , Jack," which had bee n holding his ill-fated companion from said he, kindly. "Are y ou satis fied ?" fa}ling, and lashed him to the boatswain's chair in "Yes, inde e d! What b e cam e of Jim?" which he was sitting. "An ambulance took him B:> the ho s pital, and I The men on the staging below had hold of the suppose he will be sent from there to the asylum end of the tackle, and Jack shouted down to them again. I'll send his pay for his s hare of the job tha t he was ready to descend. up to his wife, as the poor c r e ature will need it At the same moment there came a hearty cheer badly." from the spectators in the streets and in the win"Anything else you want of m e , sir?" dows of the skyscrapers who had witnessed the " Yes. To-morrow you can report here to scra pe plucky manner in which Jack had rescued his friend. the shale off the sides of the stee pl e if yo u want the The boy now pulled on the trip-rope which opened . job. I'll pay you ten dollar s a d ay for the w ork. the lock-block , allowing the tackle to run free, and In fact, I can keep you qujte bus y here for some they began to slowly descend. time. Besides that, there are some of the upper '


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 21 sto nes and o r n a ments which need repairing, and a l ittle outs ide p ointingup to be done. " little hand s . " Come right in. Papa is h e re, and we have been waiting for you. " Jack t hanked him, and, d es cending from the steeple, reached the street, and went home in t i me for supper. His mothe r had a lett e r fo r him, and as it was written in a lady's hand, he was curious to see who his corresp ondent wa'S, and op ene d it at once. H e read the foll owing li n es: "Dear Jack.-We are stopping at the Fifth Ave nu e Hotel. Will you come u p t o -night at eight and see us? I wish to thank you i n pers o n for your kindness to m e at the fire. Sin cer ely , " Dai s y Gray. " She led him into a handsome littl e parlor, w here the old gentleman sat r eading the e ven i n g p a per by a drop light at the center table. " Hello, Jack!" was his warm greeting as h e aros e and shook hands with the boy. " Glad to see you. Can't receive you in our o w n hou se, fo r I'm having it repaired. We are going to stay he r e until the work is fini s hed . Take a seat. " J a ck h a nded him the pac ka ge. "Here i s the old iron box! " he e xcla im ed . "What!" al m o s t s hout e d the old man in startl e d tones , as he glared at the parcel , "The old iron box, did y ou say?" " Ye s , sir," laugh e d the boy. " I ' ve had a goo d He handed the lette r to hi s mother with a smile d e al of troubl e to get it, but I suc cee d e d at l as t ." o:i his face. Mr. Gray ' s face turned pale, and he s ank into " I thought I wo uld h ear fro m them soon, " he a chair and said: com mented. " Tell me how you got the box. " The w ido w read the note, and looke d at his happy Jack seated himsef and e x plained a ll that had ocface. curred in the stee ple of St. Paul's, and dow n in t he "Jack, you are getting t o like tha t young girl s ecre t passages under the gravey a rd, wh e r e the pretty well, I fear, and it makes me very sad, for Black Circle was holding forth under the seemi n g she is s o far remove d from y our s phe r e in life that leadership of the old bell.ringe r in the. quaint cosit i s going t o be a great disappo i ntmen t when the tume. time come s for you to se e her carr ie d to some The latte r par t of the story see m e d t o agitate wealthy man. " the old gentleman a great d e al , and h e close l y q u es A s h a d e of a nxiety appeared on his features for tioned the boy about the strange m a n. an instant, b u t after a little refle ction he burs t out "So the mystery of the old bell-tower i s ex p osed , " laughing, .in d s a id : he remar ked at last. . " The g h o s tly old man "Do n ' t w orry, mother, I am no t g o ing to m a ke to be a human b e m g, and the very a foo l o ... mysel f o ver t h e girl, muc h as I li k e her. dis a ppe arances are accounted. for b y _the ex i st ence I've got s e ns e enough to kno w s h e can n e ver be any -of s ecret doors and p ass a g es mto which thes e p eothinoto m e except a friend." I ple went.". "' . " Yes sir" " I a m g l ad that yo u f eel that w a y ab out it, my "And of the Bl a ck Circle kne w w h a t this so n . " l b t d? " " . d t h . 't t ' " . d th b ox con ame . I I?te n. to accep er mvi w n , sai e oy. " No one seemed to kno w except the old bellr ing"lt will give me an opp ortu mty to hand the old er,, iron bo x to h e r father. " " A d M M " l th' k' f th th' ,, 'd h " n r. on ey was balked, afte r g ettm g poswas rn mg o e same mg, s a1 is f th b h? w 11 th t h d d th d d "y t t be t sess10n o e ox, e . e , a is nc rn ee . mo er, no mg. o u mus pu on your s But look out for hi m my boy for he may think clothes, and shave you rself, J ack , s o had better y ou s till have it, and h e might y ou a g ain." up,,and ge t ready, a s y ou haven t got much "I am ready for him at any time, sir. " time left. "Jack, I am going to open this box right now, Jack bu stle d abou t , and i ns id e of an hour he was and see what it really contains. If I find that our ready . corporation is withholding the church property Dre ssed. in a neat n ew s u it, t h e boy certainly was from people who a r e entitled to it, I shall see that very fine looking, and h e took t h e box , w hich he had they get justice, for I am an honorable man. " wrapped in a c lean p i e ce of w rapping paper, and That speech of Mr. Gray's gave Jack a better started off uptow n t o 23d tree t. opinion of the m a n than he had ever had before. It He crossed through that t ho r oughfa re, and, had always been his impression that as soon as he r eaching the hote l , he sent up his name to Daisy got the papers he would destroy them in order to p y a b e ll-boy. swindle the heirs out of .their property. To add I n a few minutes word ca m e back fo r him to go to his joy Mr. Gray now gave him a check for $5, u p, and h e ascende d to the secon d flo o r to the s uite 000, which he had promised for the recovery of the of rooms o ccupied by Mr. Gray and h i s adopted old iron box. daughter, where D a i sy met him at the door with a He now thought that his mother h a d formed a smile. correct e st1ma te of the man's honesty, although she "Good evening, J a ck, I am s o glad to s ee you had ne ver seen him. fl.gain, " sh e cri ed, a s she exte nd e d one of her dainty (To be continued.)


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. CURRENT NEWS HAS CROSS; HATES KAISER. I Otto Heyden, a bookkeeper for a coal company of Terre Haute, Ind., is a veteran of the Franco-Prussian War and is the possessor of a German Iron Cross. But, he despises the Kaiser and "the New Germany of the militarists," as.he calls it. Heyden has bought $1,000 worth of Third Liberty Loan bonds, and is one of. the most patriotic native Ger mans in this part of the country. GIRLS SUPPLANT MEN. Four young women now ar,e employed as depot operators on the Minnesota division of the North western Railway, the headquarters of which are in Winona, Kans. They are taking the place of young men released to meet military needs. These are the first women used in that branch of the railroad in history. The female depot employees all are third track operators and are working nights. Officials say their work, in spite of the fact that they are beginners, has been highly satisfactory. HOW TO SAVE SOAP. When you hand the druggist a dime for your favorite cake of toilet soan and he announces that a brand has just gone up -to fifteen cents, you naturally make up your mind to be just a little bit more sparing of soap. One way to do this is to buy a \Vire soap hold e r, if you do not already possess one, suggests the Illustrated World. Nail this, ot fasten it to the wall in t he bathroom so that air will circulate around and beneath it. When the soap is put into the holder it dries very quickl y . This will save a considerable amount of the bar, as against the loss occasioned by letting the soap rest in the wet, slimy holder. It is well to remember in buying toilet soap that oval cake s of soap waste less than foose having square corners. FINDS FOUR WOLVES. Four wolves were discovered on the farm of Sey mour Merriman, west of Fort Atkinson, Miss. The hired man noticed that the dog had tracked something to a haystack. . He went to see what it was and a large wolf ran out of the stack toward some marshy land. Upon hearing this story, one of the other men took a gun and went back to the stack with him, where the dog was still holding guard. Their efforts oust ed three mere of the wolves, a ll of which made o.ff in the same direction. The gun missed fire. The carcass of a cow, in a strip of woods, was doubtless the cause of the ani mals venturing so near civilization. It had been torn and partially eaten by the wolves. MAKE MONEY BY BOARDING PETS. A country boy or girl, if he or she loves to care for animals, may combine profit and pleasure by keeping some city child's pets during the family's summer vacation or while away on a trip, suggests the Farm Journal. City people will pay well for good care given to prized pets during their absence. A Shetland pony, a canary, Angora' cat or a fine-blooded dog will prove a pleasant com panion for the boy or girl on the farm, and require little outlay for food. If the animals are in first-class conditi on when the owner comes to claim them, he will recommend the keeper to his city friends. FOLLOWS BOY TO JAIL. , Fourteen-year-old Lewis Foster of. Ash Grove is in jail at Springfield, Mo., and "Gyp, " his dog, is making the neighborhood of the prisoner untenable by his howls. The dog has taken up his stand be neath the boy's windo w . This is the second time Lewis has been in trouble in a week. First he was brought up fot stealing a horse, which he sold for $3 to get money for a trip around the world. He was warned and relel:l.sed. Upon his return hom e young Lewis had a brass medallion about the size of a half-dollar. Ash Grove has a blind beggar. L ewis marched up to the indigent one and, throwing the medal into his tin cup, exclaimed: "Here's a half-dollar; ke ep a nickel and give me 45 cents change." When brought here Lewis re fused to come unless he could bring his dog. Now the dog refuses to move without Lewis. . NO PAY FOR WOODEN LEG. A man who breaks his wooden leg is not entitled to compensation for the loss of a leg or the loss of a foot, it was held by the State' Industrial Com mittee, Oklahoma City, Okla., in the case of A. H. Stewart against an oil company. Thirty years ago Stewart lost a l eg in a railroad wreck. She whittled out a wooden leg which he used for a leg up until l as t August when, while in the oil company's employ, he fell from a motor car and broke the pegleg a!\9 injured his knee . . Stewart took the splinters of his leg to A . . A. McDonald, Chairman of the Industrial Commission, and filed a claim for 175 weeks' compensation, as is provided by State l?-W for the foss of a leg. The commission decided that the injured man could not collect 175 weeks' compensation for the loss -of a leg or for the of the foot thirty years ago. He was entitled to some pay for the injury to the knee, howe er, it was decided, so' he was given the difference between the loss of a leg and the loss of a foot, or compensation for twenty-five weeks.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 23 lTE1WS OF GENERAIJ INTEREST HAD HfS MONUMENT READY. . Phineas Ga:rdner Wright, aged eighty-nine, died m Putnam, Conn., May 2, from shock. Twelve years ago he ordered a monument for himself in Grove Street Cemetery. This was to be topped with a bust. The sculptor by mistake parted the flowing whiskers and Wright had another bust cut to inake the likeness of himself correct. Wright is believed to have had considerable means, though he was employed on the railroad and in l oca l mills. 'For years, in summer, he went barefoot because he thought that was a health measure. TO BACCO MADE PAR!.r OF ARMY RATIONS. Tobacco, which heretofore has been purchased by the soldiers or issued by the Red Cross and other agencies, will be made a part of the regular rations. On the recommendation of General Pershing, the War Department has decided upon this action. As soon as the new order goes into effect, which will be in a few days, tl:}.ere will be issued to each soldier of the American expeditionary forces daily fourtenths of an ounce of smoking tobacco and ten cigarette papers. Certain other articles may be substituted. The manner in which this fraction of an ounce will be i ssued has no.t been determined, but the quartermaster is working out a plan. ALL THEIR DOGS EATEN. Knud Rasmussen, a Danish explorer, has reached Long's Firth with his Arctic expedition which left Denmark in April, 1916, and has charted all the firths of Northern Greenland. He telegraphs that his prt>gress was attended with the greatest difficulties and that two of the party, Hendrick Olsen and Dr. W ulff, perished. After Olsen died the party started home and reached Cape Agassiz August 24 in a bad plight, without provisions, having eaten all the dogs. Rasmussen says he and' a companion walked to Etah, whence they sent provisions for the rest of the party, but the relief arrived too late to save Dr. Wulff, who had been unable to stand the last efforts. WHY COLD IS BRACING. The proper thing to do for that feeling of hope less drowsiness' which overco mes us so often when we are busy on an important job after lunch is to hurry off to a drug store. Choose, however, a drug store half a mile away and don't go in it; just make the rotmd trip a t your best speed. The brisk walk in the cold air will wake you up, and this is the head, and if cold be applied to any of them the brain is stimulated. A walk on a cold day or waf;hing the face and hands in cold water and then rubbing them vigorously will have this effect. Very hot water will also stimulate the brain, but the reaction is not so pleasant. WHY HE WAS IN JAIL. . Fred Baker has been in the county jail in Muncie, Ind., so long that nearly everybody has forgotten why he was put there, that is, nearly everybody ex cept Baker. He complained that he thought it was too long a p e riod for a man to be detained as a witness when he was not charged with any offense , but was held only because it was feared he might run away be fore the trial of Elmer Schell, charged with the theft of automobile tires. Baker said that he did not wish to be mean about the thing, but that he really would like to g e t out of jail for a while, after being . in for abo,ut nine months without having done anything wrong that he could recall. Schell himself was released under bond sev eral months ago . Baker, on the complaint, was released under a bond of $300. NEW THINGS. Since the ruler of Afghanistan became the owne1 of an automobile he has ordere d the construction o1 than 10,000 miles of macadam roads. The principle of the opaque post card projector has been utilized in a new machine for registering color printing plates on a printing press. A Parisian has invented roller skates propelled by one-quarter horse-power gasoline motors, the fuel tank being carried on the wearer's belt. To protect metal workers' hands from flying frag ments a glove has been invented with a screen guard projecting from the side opposite the thumb. After a controversy that listed ten years French scientists have decided that the use of old corks in wine bottles is not detrimental to health. The National Department of Health has refused to permit telephone operators in Argentina to worll one hour daily more than their regular time. Less expensive than the usual wax figures on which women1s attire is displayed is a recently pat ented figure made of heavy cardboard, suitably col-ored and with jointed limbs. _ To prevent spontaneous combustion in large coal piers British scientists have found that iron or earthenware pipes should be inserted to afford ventilation as the coal is piled. . reason why? The n erves w hi c h control the brain are connected with areas of the surface of the body, the palms of the the feet, the face and the fore-The capacity of a flat top office des){ patented can be increased by raising a set of pigeon holes at the back, the attachment being lowered for security when not in use.


24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. FROM ALL POINTS SHOES FOR SAMMIES. Carrying a sign saying "Saving Shoe Leather for the Sammies," Letha May Owens, aged nine, the daughter of Clay Owens, of Terre Haute, Ind., led thirty barefooted pupils of Collett Park school in a warade in the north end of the city the other night. The parade gathered strength as it passed along until the total seemed a small army. GIVE UP CANDY. Saguache, Cal., public school assays 100 per cent pure when it comes to patriotism. The pupils of Saguache-there are two of them come from the same ho:me. It is a home of extreme poverty. The youngsters attend classes in their bare feet when the weather permits and their cloth ing has an appearance that might be with the present-day Belgian kiddies. WHITE MICE FARM GOOD. Yet, when the Junior Red Cross wave struck Pleasanton is perhaps the only town in SouthSaguache the two ragged little fellows shyly edged western Te xas that can claim a white mice their way to the teacher's desk one 'morning and deIt is owned by E. H. Armand at this time. The posited thereon fifteen pennis with the query: Government is using inany of these little animals "Is that enough to make us members of 'the Red for various purposes and every day's mail brings Cross?" letters askmg for from ten to fifty for private inThe teacher didn't have the heart to say "No." dividuals. Mr. Armstrong says that considering She knew the youngsters had sacrificed their winthe amount invested, raising white mice is more 1 ter's candy allowance, and she made up the 85 cents profitable than raising cattle. difference. PNEUMATIC CAULKING GUN. WATER WILL NOT HARM NEW LEATHER SUBSTITUTES. The extremely high price of leath8r has been a A pneumatic caulking machin e which, it is said, factor in producing a new substitute which is al-will do the work of 10 men, h as be c m trie d out at ready being used substantially in making workingthe Vancouver yard of the G. M. Standifer Con men's gloves and other articles, and is proving to struction Corporation. The test is said to have b ee n be more durable than the split leather used for that a complete success. James F. Clarkson, purpose, it is claimed. The new . material, says Manager of the plant, machi?e will Popular Mechanics, has a base of strongly woven prove to be a great. labor-savmg device. Thirty:one cotton fabric, on one side of which is a heavy nap hundred feet of oakum was dri ve n that takes the place of a lining in a glove. The home by the machme. A tune t est showed feet of other side is finished with a pliable coating that i P I one seam on th.e deck o f a ve::'.sel completed m three imperviou s to grease and dirt. Unlike leather, this and one-half.mmutes. substitute does not harden after being wet, but The machme was Em_erdries soft and pliable. gency Fleet Corporat10n representatives, mcludmg James 0. Heyworth and James B. Bell, of the DiKITTEN RUNS AUTO. An electric coupe, owned by J. P. Rice of No. 6231A Von Versen Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., trav eled more than two blocks on Union Boulevard the other night with an Angora cat as its only occu pant, the kitten apparently having started the ma chine while it was parked in front of the Cabanne library. The coupe traveled south, ran into the rear of the automo'1ile of Allen W. Clark of No. 5524 Maple Avenue ' and pushing it more than a block until Clark got o 1 t of his own car and climbed into the coupe, turning off the power in the latter. When he got in the kitten got out. Rice told the police that the kitten was not his and must have crawled into the machine after he had left it. It is possible for a cat to start an electric if the switch is not thrown out. The only move ment necessary is the pushing of a lever at the side of the driver's seat. A cat playing on the seat cushion might do this. vision of Wood Ship Construction. Lik e riveting "guns" the caulking machine is driven by air, fed through a ho se from a compressor line. The "gun" is double action. The principle is similar to that of a sewing machine. The oakum u se d is received in a woven state and women are em ployed to arrange the material in hanks, which are fed into the machine on one side. The machine travels on three small wheels, and the oakum is twisted automatically as it is driven into the seams . Mr. Clarkson said there were about 300 orders placed by Puget Sound 'builders. The machine now in OJ?eration is the first received on the coast, and several more are promised in the next few weeks. A number of caulkers are working at the Van couver and North Portland yards, and they will be given the machines, each c a ulker having a helper. Not only is the machine much speedier than hand caulking, says Mr. Clarkson, but the cost of caulking one of the big wooden hulls will be lowered to little more than one-tenth of what some hulls have repre-sented. '


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 25 INTERESTING TOPICS STARVING RUSSIANS FOR SUICIDE CLUBS. DAYLIGHT SAVING NO WORRY THERE. Advices from Russia show that Petrograd is af-Daylight saving does not worry the people of Alas-flicted with a desperate food shortage. Each citika, according to G. S. Cullen of Anchorage, who zen gets only 100 grams of bread dail y . Social disis here. "On June 21, last year, the y started a base order is increasing steadily. Hundreds of "free ball game at 9 o'clock in the evening," said Cullen. love" societies and circles are being esta blished in 'Saving daylight is not a vital matter in the north the rich quarters. ern territory during the summer. A man can work Among the poor suicides are increasing. Dozens sixteen hours a day if he wants to." of 'suicide clubs" have been formed. The prospect of a Finnish-German march on the capital leaves the populat ion of Petrograd indifferent. EVIDEN CE OF NEW COPPER FIELD IN CANADA. Indications of the presence of copper deposits over a l arge district in Northern Canada have of late attract e d attention. Study of specimens has given rise to the belief that the geological formation is similar to that of the Lake Superior region, renowned for its highly productive mines, says Popular Mechanics. The new area lies east of Great Bear Lake and seems to follow the course of the Copper Mine River, which discharges into Coronation Gulf. Reports of evidences of copper have come from points as far east as Bathurst Inlet, and also from Victoria Island. The possibility of there being a great copper field somewhere in the region seems strong. SOME LIBERTY LOAN PURCHASES. It is estimated that the Americans of foreign birth or extraction purchased $350,000,000 of the Third Liberty Loan; the number of such bond buyers is estimat ed at over 5,000 , 000. A consular telegram from Shanghai, China, states that subscriptions to the Third Liberty Loan in Shanghai amounted to over $600,000. The American Embassy in Mexico states that the subscriptions in that City are more than $384,000, more than double the quota set for the Americans living there. The Shah of Persia purchased a $10,000 Liberty Bond. GIRLS PLANT. More than fifty young women, who are students at the Western College for Women, Oxford, 0., assisted in planting a twenty-acre field in potatoes on the college farm recently. Dr .. W. W. Boyd, President of .the has announced that all of. the young women who desire may remain after, commencement on July 10 and work in the gardens. They will work eight hours a day and receive $5 a week in addition to their board and room. The students are showing much interest in the project, and many have enrolled for a period of four weeks. t. PORTO RICO CLOSED TO GEAMAN AGENTS. Porto Rico as a gateway for the pas sag e of German agents from South America to New York has been closed. New regulations ordered by Commis sioner of Immigration Evans have been put into ef fect, and it is no longer possible for the German agent to come from South America on a passport, destroy the passport and sail for New York on the simple assertion he was a Porto Rican. Under the new regulations he will not be pcrnit ted to sail without a passport bearing his photo graph.' CUNNINC-OF CROWS. Travelers in the Or ient have much to say about the Indian crow, a bird that for uncanny knowing ness and prankish audacity has perhaps no equal. Corvus splendens-thus have ornithologists label ed him; but a famous naturalist who knows the breed at first hand has called them •shreds of Satan, cinders from Tartarus." To give these impish creatures their due, however, it should be said that life in India is not a little enlivened by their presence. Here is a characteristic incident in this relation: A small hawk had seized a little bird and perched on a leafless branch to devour his prey. The spec tacle drew two crows to the spot. They hopped and flapped from branch to branch, noisily discussing the strategy of their intended raid. / Then one of them quietly slipped away through the surrounding foliage. At the same time his mate flew in front of the perching hawk, and hovering steadily within a foot of his beak maintained a bustling men ace of snatching the titbit. That effectively compelled the attention of the hawk. His prey grasped firmly beneath his feet, he angrily hissed and lunged at the hovering nuisance . So lively was the skirmish that the human onlookei forgot the existence of the second crow. But now that wily bird reappeared some distance in the real of his destined victim. With stealthy sidlings and short, noiseless he drew near. Then he made a swift dash, seized hawk's long, barred tail by the tip, hung on with his full weight and toppled the luckless hawk in a complete back somersault from the branch. The re leased tidbit was instantly seized by the first crow, and the clever pair bore off their boqty with much triumphant cawing.


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-THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 27 THE HAND OF DEATH By Horace Appleton The nfa'ht was intensely dark. The old Hudson was foaming with waves. The vessels anchored in the New York harbor were plunging and tossing, threatenin g at every lunge to break away from th eir moorings, and either run ashore or be swept out to sea. Intense darkness settled over the waters, save where now and then a v i vid flash of lightning played upon the scene, lighting them up with a lurid glare. Three men were in a boat pulling directly across from the Bat tery, inclining their boat just a little up the river. The beautiful Hudson seemed on this particular night to be in a rage. The waves leaped high about the prow of the small boat, threatening e ach moment to engulf its occupants. Those dark mysterious waters that have con c ealed so much of the crimes of the great city seemed now to hiss and dance with fury as the boat leaped._ from wave to wave. Two men were at the oars, and another sat in the stern. The oarsmen were thirty-five and forty five years of age. Both experienced boatmen, and had evidently made the river occupation for years. The man in the stern of the boat was not over twenty-two or three years of age. He had a boat cloak fastened about his neck, which fell off at the shoulders, leaving the arms free. His hat had blown off, and he was bareheaded. His eys were glaring wild ly into the dark w aters which hissed and foamed about them. "Pull, men, pull!" he almost shrieked in order to be hear-0 above the roaring storm. . "Ay, a'y, my hearties!" responded the elder . of the boatmen in .a voice of thunder, that had long grown accustomed to the roar of the ocean. "But I tell ye, my friend, I don't think it's worth while." "It is worth. while!" shrieked the hatless young man in the stern of the boat. "We must find them before the fie ndish deed is accbmplished." A flash of lightning now showed how strangely wild the face of the young man was in the boat. His hair was blown back from his forehead, and his eyes wildly searching the darkness. His face, once the pride of thousands, had in one brief hour of horror grown appallin g. "We'll go whe;rever y'e !ay," replied the elder of the boatmen, "but it seems to me as though we're on the wrong tack." "No, no, must be right, we shall be right," cried the young man in the stern, who was none other than Johnnie Collins, once the pride of song and dance men America. • He and his brother Jimmie Collins were, a few years ago, the most . promising stars of the stage. It was just at the time that their fame was becoming known, Just as they were emerging from ob-scurity into fame and fortune, we find Johnnie, the oldest of the Collins brothers, on the Hudson in this darkness, almo s t distracted, as we have seen. "This is dark sai lin'," said Jack Noel to his com panion at the oar. " I am sure, Joe, it is the darkest night I ever dipp ed an oar in my life." "I believe Jack," said his companion, Joe Johnson. "One can't see an oar's length, and we are liable to run into some s hip's riggin' an' be dashed to pieces at any moment." "Come, Joe, don't prove yourself a coward an' disgrace the name o' a salt." Joe was silenced. The insinu.,ation doubting his courage had effectually stopped his murmurs. The boat dash ed on amid the roaring waves. 'fhe eyes of Johnnie Collins were wildly staring o ve r the dark waters, waiting to take in all that the vivid flash of lightning might reveal. Heavy peals of thunder rolled along the horizon and shook the earth. The lightning l eape d from wave to wave alo ng the waters, or dan ced on the shore. There was one sharp p ea l more h eavy than any that had precf?ded it. At the same moment the lurid glare of livi'rl sheets of flame encompassed a noble brig that stood at anchor near. Mast shroud, and rigging were one living blaze of fire ... The boat sheered off from the burning ship and soon passed beyond the circle of its light, intc the impenetrable darkness . . "Pull, for the love of heav e n , pull!" cried the ex cited actor, now standing up in the stern of the boat, and wildly urging the men onward. His eyes had caugh t sigh t of a boat half a mile in the distance, pulling towa r d tqe pier. The men redoubled their strokes , and the boat skimmed over the water like a storm-bird. "Heaven grant we may be in time! Heaven spare him until I come to his assistance ! The accursed villains! I have watched them for a week, and feared that they would yet overcome my poo r brother. Oh, I felt it, and I feel 'it now, that when they induced him to go off with them to-day that his destruction would be the result. When I found that he had today given a check for all we both have made, I knew that he was ruined. When the de tective told me that he had traced them to the boat house on the river I had my fears realized." The above soliloquy was _ loud enough for the keen ears of the boatmen to hear it. Old Jack Noel was so inquisitive that he again ventured to ask: "Do you think the sharks . has got :;;ome one?" They have--they have! You could find no more appropriate name for them than sharks." "Who is it, shipmate?" "My brother." "An' they've robbed him?" "Yes-yes." "An' goin' to drown him?" "Yes, yes, unl'es:;; we get to them in time," cried Johnnie, wild with fears. "Pull, men, pull, as you value your lives." . Another vivid fl.ash of lightJ.ling, and Johnni' (


28 TlIE LIBER TY BO Y S OF ' 7 6 . . I Collins, who had agai n seat e d himself at the stern, A flash of lightning reve a l e d the b os.t . wit h onlrs star t e d up with a cry . three men in it, not more t h a:!l a doz e n cab le "Sit do w n , shipmate--sit down! " yelled Jac k away . Noel, with a loud stentorian voice. "You'll fall Crack! o v erboa r d ef y e don't k e ep ye r se at." A p istol shot whizzed abo ve e1 e bo at. The vivid fla s h of li ghtning had r evea led a " L e t me i n the bow," said Johnnie , in a coo l , de -in the distance, wit h three or four occupants. termil{ e d v o ice. . . ' •Heave ns, we mo v e too slow! " crie d the brother , Clu t c hil! g l>isn eavy rt>volver, he took h i s pos i: drno s t distr acted. 1 ti.on. H e cock e d h i s pistol , and awaited the next ' : W e a r e goin' a s fast a s mortals kin the 'frie n d l y b l aze o f lightnin g that was t o r e veal to him bo a t , " answere d J a ck Noel. . [ t h e mur derers of h is brother. A w:ild cry now armi e over the water. T.he young f H e h e l d J.?i stol in a firm h and tha t was steadied acto r m the stern of Jack Noel ' s boat agam sprang b y d e termmation. H e s p oke no word; he h ardly to his ' feet. breathed. His h and was as steady as a roc k. Si t d o.wn, young man, as yer value you r lift-The flash of l ightning c ame. sit do w n P' c r i e d old Jack. Crack-crack! went two revolver shots. A bul J his s eat. 11 e t grazed the head of the yo ung actor, and or,,e of . It i s his vo1ce--it 1 s Jimmie! cried the young 1 t he oarsmen of the flyi n g b o a t lay strug gling in actor. I t h e botto m , a b u lle t t hrough h is bo d y . " Help, h elp!" c a m e the gurgling cry, bo r n e on "Forwar d fas ter!"' cried J ohnnie. " One of t h e the stormy winds to their ears. d emons has a J u s t retribution." . "Keep ye r se at, young man!" c r i ed the old boat-The o a rsmen in both boa t s now rowed for life . man. " We'll get there much sooner by y e r reOld Jack N oel and Joe J o h nson h a d never found mainin' still. " . . . . 1 their equ a l, and were not t o b e outdo n e o n this Another gurglmg cry came m the dar kness, this night. The i r boa t bounde d over t h e w a ters, and as time not a doz e n oars' lengths away. the n ext fl.ash of iightning cam8 the y were fairly The plunge of a heavy body in the waters im-aga inst the s tern of the boat o f the murderers. mediately followed. Johnnie Collins, like a n avenging Nemesis , The rain h a d falling in perfec t torrents sprang from his o w n boat into the o n e occupi e d for the five mmutes. by the murderers o f his brother. "Hold, hold! " cri e d Johnnie Collins, as the bo a t Crack! crack! crack! Bang! bang ! bang! rang . came to t h e spot where the last gurgling cry out the rapid r e po r t o f . firearms sharp and cl ear plunge had been heard. "He has b een thrown over-abo ve the roar ing o f the s torm. Bull e t s flew thick board h ere s om ewhere. look_, for the love and fast. of Heaven no\y with all your ey es when the The young actor, regardl ess of the shots t hat next flash of hghtnmg reveals the face of the str uck his bod y, pressed forward o n his a n t agonists, wate rs. " and shot. down fir s t one and then the other. It came . All three of the mur derers lay dead i n the bottom A crack of thunder seemed to rend the sphere in of their boa t just as o ld Jack and Joe Johns on, twair.., and a lu r id gl are o f lightning lit u p the arm ed with their oars, sprang into the bo a t to a i d entire s cene fo r ' 1mmy" rods around. . the young avenger. Johnnie Collins uttered a cry of horror. A vi v id fla s h o f ligh tning rev eal e d the rest1lt of ''Bac k, back o n y ou r oars! " h e shr i e k ed. the battle. N0 t h alf a c a bl e ' s l e nf,rth in their wake was a " B y the powers o ' the d ee p , but, shipmate , ye' ve hand-a single human hand_:__protr uding abo ve the b ro:i g h t 'em a ll u p s t a ndin' hain't ye?" cried o ld dark wat ers. J a ck. Old Jack Noel saw it, and shudered. It looked "Are y e hurt?" like the i c y .hand of de ath. Pushing 'bac k on their "Kille d !'' w a s t h e answer. oars, the boat glided stern foremost toward the fear " H e a vens , it's so!" cri e d the kind-heart e d old fol o b j e ct. Johnnie Collins sat in the stern of the sailor. "We m u s t go t tl;i.ese two boats i n t o shore boat, ready to grasp it. ; . " ' I a t OU<;!e, Joe."' h e addecj'. , The li ghtning's play reve a ied it. Neare r 1 • J oh n n i e Collins li ve cf long enqug h after t h e shore and nearer, until they were on the obje c t . The !waF> : reac h e d to give a full accou n t . o . f -tl-i. e m u r d e r you n g actor, bending fo r ward, graspe d it . . Old J a ck iat the polic e s t ation. The m o n ey taken from his cam e to his assistance, and the y dragged the bod y r br9thei' was fo und in t h e m u r derers ' boat. . into the boat. , It amou n t e d t o nearly. fo u r do llars. A s i ngle told Johnnie Collin s that it was Hav i n g no.relativ es, h e will e d it to the t wo faith-his brother, and that he had b e en slain for his fo l boatmen. . money. " W e w'ell e arned i t . " s n i d old Jack, after the two "RevengL'--revenge ! " shrieked the young actor,' b rothers we r e b u r i e d i n on e grave'. " I wouldn't dropping the body wf his d ead brother ,and drawing _ l ook on that Hand of D e atn for. t w i ce that his revolv e r. " Pull, pull after that boat!" ri1qc h money . " ..


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