The Liberty Boys at Tarrant's Tavern, or, Surprised by Tarleton

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FRANK TOUSEY, PUBL'ISHER, 16 8 WEST 23D STREET, NEW YORK. _N_o_._9_6_9. -=2 8 . """3,_.l ______ N_E_ W _ YORK, JULY 25, 1919. .-------Pn . c-e-6-Ce_n_ts ''Thia way, the redcoats!" gasped the girl. Dick and the boys hurried to the zea.r as a party ot redcoats came in at the front. Then, as Dick reached the 9ther door, it fiew open. In rushed 'more redcoats.


• "' mE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 No. 969. NEW YORK, Price 6 Cent.. ,Qt:!; PTER I. both of you. If yoii don't take it up, you're sneaks and tbad-eaters!" ' The boy was thoroughly angrN ;and yet perfectly cool and self-possessed. 1 A PLUCKY BOY. "Give it to the rebel! Throw him into the creek!" He had borne taunts and insults for a long time for the "Thrash the rebel and make him say 'Long live the king' sake of the right, but on this day there had come a crisis. afterward." The schoolmaster, a rank Tory, had ordered him to stand "That's right; make him say it and then give him an-up before the whole school and denounce the patriots. other licking for not doing it at first." He had refused and had been punished for it. "Down with the rebel!" At recess the greater part of the boys had turned upon In front of a little Carolina schoolhouse built of logs him and threatened to thrash him. \ there had gathered an excited crowd of girls and boys, He had defied them, and now challenged the two biggest ranging from eight to eighteen. boys in the crowd to fight him simultaneously. A boy of sixteen, with his coat off and his shirt sleeves It was an admission of cowardice on the part of the two rolled up, stood facing a crowd of a dozen boys, the ma-bullies to accept the challenge, but they had to do somejority of whom were older and bigger than himself. thing. Near him stood a pretty girl with a white sunbonnet Bill Beetles wasthe bigger of the two boys and was the hanging by its strings around her neck and only partly covfirst one challenged. ering her golden curls. The other boys were all looking at him, and he must ac"Don't you say it, Paul," she said, "and I will 111n for .cept ,the challenge or lose his power over the boys who were help. The Liberty Boys are not far away, I know." his satellites. "I won't say it, Bess, whether the Liberty Boys come "Come on, and don't be all day about it," said Paul, taunt-or not. I am a 'rebel,' just as they say, and I'm glad of it!" ingly. "You're trying to sneak out of it. You're a coward; The determined attitude of the boy, who was strong and you're all cowards. Down with the Tories, down with the well built and without an ounce of superfluous flesh, caused king, down with Cornwallis and Tarleton and the whole the crowd of bullies to hesitate. crew!" They were nothing else, for they were going to attack The bullies felt that something must be done or they the boy, a dozen to one. were disgraced forever. "Come on, you Tory sneaks," he said, tauntingly, "two They hoped that the schoolmaster would prohibit the fight, at a time or three, and I'll thrash you all. What do you but he wouldn't. • want? I can't whip the lot of you all at once, but if you As Bill Beetles advanced to accept the challenge, being me time I'll do it." actually shamed into it, two boys rode . up and dismounted. , ' schoolmaster sat on the doorstep smoking a cornOne rode a beautiful, coal-black horse, a pure Arabian, : cob pipe. . the other being well mounted. He made no effort to see fair play, although Paul Howes They were in the Colonial uniform, the boy on the black was one of his most promising pupils. horse being a captain, the other a lieutenant. on, fellows," said a hulking, overgrown, pock"Are you going to fight this boy, smaller than yourself?" marked boy of eighteen years, "let's lick him an' throw him the young captain asked, addressing the bully. into ther crick." "He done dared me to do et, an' I don't take no dare "I'll lick you first of all, Bill Beetles," said Paul. "If from nobody," answered Bill. you want to throw me into the creek, come and try it." The young looked the other boy over and said: He was older and bigger than Paul, but his muscles were/ "What is it about?" flabby, and he lacked the compact build which his younger "These Tory sneaks call me a rebel and threatened to opponent possessed. thrash me, and I dared them to try it, but not all at once. "Yew se.nd ther erway an' I'll pound yew all right,'' I offered to fight the two biggest." said Bill Beetles. 'I don't want no gals interferin'." "Good! You're a boy after my own heart. Go ahead and Bess stepped to one side and said: fight. I'll sec fair play. Now then, you Tory sneak, stand "You'll get fair play from me, Bill Beetles, and that is up like a man." more than Paul can expect from you bullies." Bill BcPtles could not get out of it now. "Take them stones out'n yer hands,'' said the bully. "Thet He had to fight or lose all power over the other boys. ain't fair ter have stones in yer fists." The schoolmaster now came forward. Paul opened his hands. "I forbid the boys fighting," he said. "It's There was nothing in them. brutal." / "You're trying to get out of it," he said. "You're a sneak, "Who are you?" asked Dick Slater, the young captain. a Tory sneak. "Fetch up Jake Dingles to help you. You "I am the master of this school." two are the biggest fellows ill 'the c1owd. Come on, I'll :fight "And would not interfere till you thought this sneak waa


• 2 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. ' going to be punished. You're a Tory, I'll warrant. This boy has been made a butt of by you and the rest and now stands on his rights. I say the fight shall go on!" "Who are you to dispute my authority ?"1 with a snarl. "Dick Slater, captain of the Liberty Boys. This is Bob Estabrook, my first lieutenant, and yonder I see Mark Mor rison, my second.Jieutenant, and Jack Warren, his chum, two of the bravest and best fellows in the world. Hallo, boys, come here!" The two boys came dashiQg 'forward, one on a big graJ horse and the other on a beauHful bay mare. _ "There's going to be a fight, boys," said Dick. "I want, you to see fair play." , "I forbid it," said the schoolmaster, gray with anger. "And I say you have nothing to do with it. You could have stopped it before and you wouldn't. Now you can't!" Dick then sounded a shrill whistle, and in a few moments a dozen Liberty B

THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. 3 Later, toward the close of the day, camp and asked to see Dick. Paul came to the The creek was deep and strong above and below ford and the redcoats did not care to trust themselves to it. He was admitted at once and said: "My uncle says he has no objection to my joining the Liberty Boys and gave me this note." Dick took a slip of paper which Paul handed to him and read: "If Paul is of any use to you, you are welcome to put him in your company of Liberty Boys. Boniface Constant. "To Capt. Slater." Up came another party, larger. than the first. They pushed forward Tapidly, hoping to drive the plucky youths out of their hiding-place. Crack-crack-crack! Bang-bang-c"rack ! Muskets and pistols rang out sharply, and, many a red-coat was wounded. . There were not" enough of the bo y s to hold the enemy in check for long, however. "Very good,'' said Dick, "but this was not necessary. The tramp of horses was prefi;ently heard, and up came I forty or fifty of the Liberty Boys, with Dick Slater at their head. Would have taken your word for it." "Mr. Constant suggested that you might of the sort and gave it to me," simply . . want; something, "ForwaTd, my boys!" he cried, ringingly. "Drive back "Very good. Oecupy yourself for a time. You know some of these boys, I think." Mark, Jack, Ben and some others came up, and those whom Paul had not before seen were presented to him. "What do you say to going off to the river and having a swim?" said Jack. "All right," the others said. "Come along, Paul," said Jack, and they set off in twos and threes. Reaching the '\vater, they were soon undressed and swim ming about at a lively rate, for it was not' as warm as it might have been. " Then Jack challenged Paul to a footrace over the grass to get his blood in circulation, as he said. Tarleton's butchers! !J' With a shrill cheer the daring boys leape d forward. "J:.i,iberty fo1ever! Down with the redcoats!" they yeed. Then they rode right into the shallow water, straight toward the enemy. • "Fire!" cried Dick. Crash-roar! At once a deafening volley was poured upon the enemy. 1J'he latter wheeled their horses and sped away toward the opposite bank. In the confusion some of them were thrown, one or two into deep water. Jack was one of the swiftest runners, and Pau . with him. One of these latter had ridd-en a splendid white horse, quite the superior of any of the animals ridden by the eJJ.emy. kept pace Paul Howes dashed into the water and sprang upon the Then Bob came along on horseback and joined in the race, distancing Paul by a small margin. "Now you'd better dress,'' he said. . Paul was drnssed ahead of Jack, and some of the boys were just coming out \hen Ben came running up, crying: "Redcoats, boys! Hurry!" "We must wait for the others," Paul said, "or hold the redcoats back till they are dressed." white horse before he could escape. • The late rider was struggling in the deep water, being evi-dently unable to swim. , Paul at once urged the horse in up to his breast and reached out and caught the redcoat by the c;;ollar. "Keep still," he commanded, "and I'll g e t you out." • He had entered the deep water above the ford and no"o/ turned the horse's head with one hand while he he_ld on to th redcoat with the other. "Here's a pi s tol," said Jack. "Hurry, boys." 1 Paul took it, and Jack, throwing his hat high said quickly: Some of the enemy, thrown ,into the deep water below in the air, tb,e ford, were now swimming towa1 d the farther b.ank. "Hit that, old man." Scarcely stopping to take aim, as it seemed, Paul raised the pistol and fired just as the hat began to fall, putting a bullet through the crown. "Good shot!" said Jack. "Give me some ammunition, Jack. I will want to be ready when the redcoats come." The boy s were dressing as i-apidly as they could, and now Sam Sanderson, one of the Liberty Boys, came up and said: 1 ' 1 "The redcoats are on the other side' of the creek, below us. There is a there." -b

' THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. Dii::k Slater lived i:o Westchester County. New York, where One of the boys named Harry Thurber was on guard when the majority of the Liberty Boys came from. a pretty girl with a white sunbonnet on her head came forJ ack Warren lived in New Jersey, some of them belong-ward. . . ed in New England, and not a few were southern boys. "This is the camp of the Liberty Boys?" she asked m a "What shall I do with him, captain?" Paul asked. very pleasant voice and with a certain modesty that was "I think you had better keep him, Paul," with a smile. most charming. "But, captain, I am not one of the Liberty Boys. ye1;; "Yes, miss," answered Harry, saluting. and-don't you think some of the others ought to have hun? "My name is Bess Black. I wish to see Captain Slater. " "Well, we'll see about it," was Dick's answer. "Very good," and Harry called to one of the Liberty Boys Entering his tent, he called in Bob, Mark, Jack, Ben and at a little distance. one or two more. "I saw you at the schoolhouse this afternoon,'' he con"Well, boys, what about om candidate? ?" tinued. "Finely formed, no extra flesh, strong, quick and. a fine "Yes? Were you there? I think either Mr. Jenkins 01 shot." some of the boys have sent for the redcoats." "Good. What do you say, Ben?" "We met some of them this evening and gave them a drub"Thoughtful of others, not one drop of cowardly blood in bing. That new boy of ours showed up in fine shape." . him, ready to stick up for a friend, and even thoughtful of "Did he?" in a pleased tone. "Is he one of the Liberty an enemy." Boys now?'" "A good report. Mark?" . . . "Yes; he has just taken the oath." "Swims well runs well, is a fine shot, ndes as if born m "I'm glad of that. Paul is a good boy. I wish I was a the saddle, and will stick to his friends through everything." boy myself." "That is satisfactory. Bob?" "I guess Paul doesn't, then," said Harry, dryly. "Well, you fellows have left very little for me to say," At that moment the other boy came up. chuckled Bob. "This is Harry J nelson, a chum of mine. I am Harry "But you agree with them?" from Dick. Thurber. They call us the two Harry$. We have two Bens, "Yes. He obeys orders quickly, and is as plucky a boy as two Bobs, two Pauls, a Jack and a John and lots Of other you'd find in a day's march." " names." "From what I have seen of the boy myself," said Dick, I "You are a fine lot of boys, and I'd like to be one so as to quite agree with the rest of you and think that we have join you and fight for our country." . . , secured a treasure." "Harry," said the first Harry, "take Miss Bess to Dtck s "He is not a bit selfish," put in Sam, "and while he will tent. Sh<: wishes to see him." stand up for his own rights, will consider those of others as "This .+ay, please,'' said Harry, leading the way. . well." . hi . d Dick was sitting before his tent with Bob, Mark, Jack, Ben "Then you believe we will do wel' in sweanng m m an and a few others. making him one of us?" "Some one has told the redcoats that you are here, Cap"Yes" answered all the boys, with one accord. tain Slater," Bess said, "and they are coming to surprise your The boys then went out, and Dick called up Paul. camp to-night an\i drive you away." "What is youi full name?" "We met a detachment of them early this evening , Miss "Paul William Howes." Bessie," said Dick, "and them. "How old are you?" "Yes, but I think this is another and a larger party. They "Sixteen years and four months." come from another direction. I know of this first party.'' "Parents living?" "How did you learn of them?" asked Dick. "No both are dead." "I was milking and I heard two men going by our barn have the consent of your guardian to join this com-talking of them. They boasted of having notified them. I pany?" • think that either Mr. Jenkins or one of the boys may have "Yes." sent them." "You join it with your own free will?" "Did you recognize the men?" "I do." "One was Bill Beetles' father. The other I did not know." "Do you swea1 to fight manfully for independence, to stand "Did you hear the number of the enemy?" by your mates, defending them in all that is right, and even "About three hundred, they said." giving up your life if necessary in defence of your country?" "We must keep a lookout for them. You are a brave l!'irl, "I do!" said Paul firmly, holding up his head. but you must not go home alone. Walter, go and find Paul." "Then you are one of the Liberty Boys, and I am proud of Walter Jennings, one of the Liberty Boys sitting near, ra!l you," and Dick pl'essed the new recruit's hand warmly. off to fetch the new recruit. Then Bob, Mar}c, Jack and Ben came fo1ward and sho.ok He soon returned looking greatly pleased at seeing hands with him, and after that all of the boys him "You ought not be out alone at night, Bess," he said. heartily welcome. "There are too many bad characters about. " "We'll fit you out with a uniform,'' said Dick, "and you "Yes , I know, but the Liberty Boys are in danger and I had will want a ho1se. What about a horse, boys?" iedto come and tell Captain Slater." "Let him have that white one he captured from the "You may see her home, Paul," said Dick. coat," said Bob. . The boy blushed and s eemed to be greatly pleased. "He deserves it," added Mark, "and I believe he should "Thank you, captain," he said. "I will take good care of have it." , her." "It's a fine nag, and he knows how to ride,' declared Jack, "I am certain of it," with a smile. "and he ought to have it." k d D" k "Do you think Paul and Bess then left the camp, seem_ingto be very "What do you say, bo)!s'?" as e ic happy in each other's company. Paul s'hould have the whiterhorse?" After they had been gone some little time Mark and Jack "Yes!" they all replied, with a shout. left the camp. "The horse is yours, Paul," said Dick Quietly. "If there are Tories around, they may try and way,ay the "I thank you, captain, and all of the Liberty Boys for your boy," said Mark. kindness to me, and I will stand by you and our noble cause "Yes and get a big gang to help them," added Jack. as 1ong as I live." Skirting the stream for a short distance, they got into the CHAPTER IV. '\VAITING FOR THE ENEMY. After supper the boys sat aro1;1nd the !ires and themselves in various ways, sing-mg, talking, mendmg harness or uniforms, cleaning and oiling muskets or pistols and generally busy. Pickets we1e posted, for it was not known when .enemy mi&"ht descend upon them, and Dick was always vigilant. road and went on at a steady pace. All at once Mark said: "Sh! I hear somebody ahead of us. Careful. old man." Keeping to the side of the road, under the moss-huJ?g branches, the two boys presently came upon four or five big overgrown fellows in the road. "He'll be ercomin' back this here way erfore long, I reckon," muttered one. "Yus, he's done got there by thi s time an' orter be comin' back d'reckly.'' "I reckon ef we talk to him right he'll fix things." "Er course he will."


JI THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. 5 After a wait of some minutes the boys heard some one coming along the road whistling. Presently Mark and Jack heard one of the boys in the road say: "Hallo! Thet you, Paul?" "Yes, it is. What do you want, Bill Beetles?" CHAPTER V. THE ADVANCE OF THE BRITISH. The fires were left burning brightly, but the tents w;;::!. taken down and carried off. "Have ye jinetl ther Libei:ty Boys, same as yer said yer The horses were removed to a 11lace of safety, and then the 1 Liberty Boys awaited the coming of the enemy. were ergoin' ter?" "It's nothing to you whether I have or not." Two hours passed, and Dick rode forward cautiously in the direction from which the redcoats were thought to be com ing. " 'Cause ef yer have an' won't say nothin' erbout et, yer can make ten pounds." "How can I make it?" "Ther redcoats air ercomin', an' ef yer stan' on guard an' let 'em inter ther camp yer'll get it sure." "Oh, you want me to betray them, do you?" "Ef yer ain't one on 'em, just stay erway an' say nuthin' an' we won't lick yer. " • "You won't do it anyhow, you Tory sneaks," said Paul. "We know all about the redcoats and will be ready for them." "Did yer go an' tell, Jake Dingles?" snarled Bill. "I'll lick yer good if yer did." . "No, I didn't, but yer done told him yerself just now." "Waal, thet's diff'rent. I'm ermakin' er bargain with him." "Get out of the way," said Paul. "I am making no bargains with such as you." "An' yer won't do et?" "No!" "Come on, fellers, let's lick him." There was a sudden rush of footsteps. "Come on, Mark," said Jack. "It's time we took a hand." There was half a moon and'plenty of light for the boys. "Hold your own, old chap!" cried Jack. "We're here to help you." "Clear out of here, you Tory skunks!" stormed Mark. Then the two Liberty Boys hurled themselves upon the Tories, of whom there were nearly a dozen. A number of them had been concealed by the side of the road and now came out. Notwithstanding the odds against them, the three boys attacked the Tories valiantly. Mark tripped up Bill Beetles and knocked Jake Dingles down. Jack seized two of them by the collars and b1ought their heads together with a resounding crack. Paul had already begun an attack on the Tories and had upset two of them before Mark and Jack got there. "Liberty forever! Down with the Tory bullies!" shouted Jack. "Sail into 'em, old man!" laughed Mark, taking his own advice. The ]'ories, finding themselves caught between two fires and not knowing how many of the Liberty Boys there might be behind, soon took to their heels. Not before two or three more had received a thorough pounding, however. "Come on," said Mark. "They won't bother us any more." "How did you know they were here?" asked Paul. "We didn't, not till a shoit time before you came up." "But how did you happen to be out?" "Because we suspected some such ambush as this." "Well, I am greatly obliged to you. I should have had some trouble in managing the whole of them, I reckon." "I guess you would; but three against a dozen was too big odds for such skunks." ' "One would suppose the odds were against us in that case," laughed Jack. "Not with such sneaks as these," was Mark's reply. They then went on and reached the camp in good season, when Jack told of their with the Tories. "Paul is a good fellow," he said, "and just om sort. ;He was beginning to fight that mob of cowards before we got at them." "What are you going to do, Dick?" asked Bob. "Wait for the. redcoats ? " "Yes, but not in our old camp. We'll move it, but leave things so they'll think we are still there." ' "And then surprise them ? " "Yes, in more ways than one." Preparations were immediately begun for the abandonment of the camp. The fires would be left lighted, and the camp would apparently be the same as now, but there would be no Libe'.'ty Boys in it. "We'll see who will be surprised the most," laughed Bob. At length he heard them coming on at a gallop. From the sound he reasoned that there was a large part:y of them. Listening and waiting a few minutes, he hurried back to where he had left the boys. "They are coming," he said, "and in large numbers. We must give them a surprise." Then he led them to a wood at one side of the abandoned camp. The fires were replenished and to btlrn more brightly. Outside the glare that they made, it was pitch dark. On came the redcoats and dashed into the supposed camp, firing a volley. , Dick gave the signal, and from the darkness flashed a tre mendous volley. 'l'he enemy were taken by surprise and looked in vain fo1 the boys. 'l'hen from behind trees and bushe s the daring fellows sent in a rattling volley. being well hidden themselves, but see ing the enemy plainly. Shot afte1 shot was fired from many different points, and it was impossible to locate the boys. They moved about from place to place in pa1ties of a dozen or twenty at signals given by Dick, loading rapidly and firing as often as possible. The enemy fired in the directfon of the shots but the boys were well sheltered, and the r e dcoats did not dare to charge for fear of falling into an ambush. This one-sided combat w?s not at all to the liking of the redcoats, and they quickly fell back. Then a score of the brave boys suddenly dashed in and every fire was put out. All was pikh darkness, and the enemy fled in great con fusion. Some found the road, but many were lost in the got into the stream or were entangled in the swamp. Then Dick, knowing his way perfectly, led the boys from the camp, and in a short time they were all galloping away to another camping place. "It isn't always safe to count on surprising us," chuckled Bob. . "No, for sometimes the boot is on the other leg," retorted Mark. 'They'll be looking for us in the morning," said Jack, "but we'll be like Patsy's flea. when you hit him he isn't there." At daybreak they halted near the Catawba and formed a new camp. After breakfast Dick st out to look over the g1•ound, while the Liberty Boys employed themselves in various manners. Paul hacl a horse and a musket, and nbw he was fitted out with a uniform, and looked handsomer than ever in tbe blue and buff of the Continental anny. After riding some dist: mce Dick came upon Mo;rgarl's camp at Sherrard's Ford, on the Cata."'ba. The British army was on the opposite side of the river, only a few miles distant. . The Catawba was subsiding, and the enemy appeared to be making preparations to cross as soon as it became fordable. While Dick was in Morgan's camp, General Greene arrived with a small escort. Hearing of the enemy's position, he at once altered his plans which he had made when supposing Cornwallis to be attempting to unite with Amold. His plan was now to tempt the enemy with the prospect of a battle, but to continually elude one and har:!Ss them as much as possible. Dick reported the presence of the Liberty Boys to the general, and was ordered to bring them up as soon as possible. The Liberty Boys had fought under Grnene before, and would be glad to be with him again, as Dick well knew. He rode back to camp immediately, told the boys what he had leamed and sta1ted without delay to join Greene.


( 6 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRAN'f'S TAVERN. The boys were eager to be fighting again and were in the Greene and had stopped at the tavern to refresh themselves. highest spirits. Dick halted the Liberty Boys at a little distance from Tar-Greene now ordered Morgan to move off silently with his rant's in the woods and after a time out to reconnoiter. division at efening and to march all night so as to get a good With him were Jack and Paul, who took their muskets start. along in case they met any enemies. Greene himself would remain to bring on the militia to Dick wished to give the new recruit some experience in check the enemy. scouting and took Jack along to help him. They were to be despatched to different fords, one division, Paul felt greatly honored at being asked to go with Dick, under General Davidson, to watch the movements of the but deported himself with becoming modesty. / enemy and attack them whenever they attempted to cross. A s they rode along, Jack and Paul just behind Dick, Jack The Liberty Boys went with General Davidson a."!d sta-said with a chuckle: tioned themselves at McGowan's Ford. "We'e likely to have lively times before we get back, old This was a private and unfrequented ford, and it was conman?" sidcred likely th11t Cornwallis would cross there, supposing "Yes?" with a puzzled look. it to be unguarded. "Certainly. Aren't we with Dick Slater?" On the night 6f the last day of January Dick and the Lib"Does he always lead one into trouble, then?" smiling. erty Boys Y 1ere at McGowan's Ford. waiting for the enemy. "Well, I seldom go out \vith him that we don't have a brush Pires were lighted and the camp picketed, while Dick every of some sort, and sometimes pretty hot ones." now and J;hen rode along the river and watched and listened. "But you go with him, just the same?" laughing. It was about one o'clock in the morning, and a drizzling "You couldn't get me away from him," chuckled Jack. rain had set 'in which might increase and cause the river to "Still, I thought I would tell you." rise again. "I really couldn't leave such good company as the present," Cornwallis, sending Tarleton and Webster to a public ford' dryly. called Beattie's to make a demonstration to 1 deceive the "What are you two boys chuckling over?" asked Dick, patriots moved on toward McGowan's Ford turning his head. Being forced to make his way through a and swamp ""Oh, I've just been telling Paul that I rarely go out with where there was no road, his artillery stuck fast. you that we don't have some sort of adventure." , He passed on without it and reached the ford, where he "Very true." • was surprised to see fires on the opposite bank. "And, would you believe it, he doesn't want to ' leave us?" It was now nearly daybreak, but it was still raining, and "I didn't suppose he would," with a smile. "Did you, the ford might be renderea impassable, and he therefore deJack?" termined to cross. Jack's answer was a grin. Dick Slater, riding along the bank, peering through the The three Liberty Boys made a striking group, Dick on his darkness, suddenly heard a suspicious sound. black horse Major, Jack on his beautiful bay mare Dolly and It was da1k and the noise of the water drowned all other Paul on his horse, which he had christened Captain in sounds. honor of Dick. ' Dick's sense of hearing was most acute, however, and he They presently reached the tavern where the militiamen was ce1-tain ,that the sounds he heard were made by the were still refreshing themselves. enemy. Dismounting and leaving their horses .in the woods, th{ The Catawba at this point was nearly five hundred yards entered. ,..... wide, about three feet deep, very rapid and full of large They went into a wing of the tavern where there no stones. one but the landlord and his daughter, a very pretty gul of The British troops had entered the riyer in platoons to seventeen. support each other against the current, and were ordered not The militiamen were in the main building and were enjoy-to fire until they should reach the farther bank.. ing themselves noisily. • . Peering through, , the darkness, Dick descried the enemy 1:h.e boys sat a table together, the landlord's daughter about halfway acr'oss the river. on them. Dick at once fired and awoke the camp Wont you a pewter of your own good home-brewed The Liberty Boys were immediately a;oused and hurried ale with us, landlo_rd ?" aske? pick. "VJe not drink it our-forward to join Dick. selves, any wme nor but it will not hu1t you, _ I The enemy, abandoned by the frightened guide, crossed sure. . . . straight over instead of diagonally and got into deep water. Nor an": one, m young sus, though you do The Liberty Boys opened fire on the enemy and many were well to avoid all such thmgs. wounded. and we find ourselves all the better for it. A pitcher The cha.rge, of course, took Dick away from the enemy, of milk and some brea? and cheese us, miss." but Davidson and his men rushed to the new landing-place I . The landlord drew hn:nself a foammg mug of ale and took and valiantly opposed them. • his seat .at the table with the boys. The redcoats charged before Davidson could get his men in The girl. what they had ordered and sat order and routed them, the general being the last' to leave dov;n, talkmg sociably with one or another of them. and being killed as he was mounting his horse. '.'rhe enemy have crossed the Catawba, I am sorry to hear," The enemy had effected a passageof the river in spite of sa!? the landlord. . ,, . . the watchfulness of the patriots and really by an accident Yes, but are not advancmg as yet, said Dick. Cornwallis's horse was shot, General O'Hara's steed rolied "Our will engage them, do you think?" over with him in the wate1-, and General Leslie's was bo rne "Not m a baitle as yet, but will annoy them as away by the current and only recovered after the greatest much as possible. difficulty. "I would be better satisfied if they kept away from me. "Well," muttered Dick, "they're over, and now to make the They .forgot to their scores, they are noisy and rude, ' best of it and give them all the trouble we can." especially the Hessians, and make more work than their trade pays for." CHAPTER VI. TAKEN BY SURPRISE. Unable to cope with the enemy with his small Dick galloped away at the head of the Liberty Boys to a place call ed Tarrant's Tavern, about ten miles distant. Here Dick found about one hundred militiamen from the various fords. The rest had dispersed to their homes. , The militiamen were regaling themselves at the tavern their horses being tethered outside. ' They were on theh way to the rendezvous appointed by "There are more than you who wish them out of the country, landlord," laughed Jack, "but for a different reason." The boys, having finished their repast, at length arose to go. ' There were two doors to the wing, and the boys walked toward the front. The girl stood back where she' could look out of the window. Suddenly there was a loud noise outside. "This way, the redcoats!" gasped the girl. Dick and the boys hurried to the rear as a party of red coats came in at the front. Then, as IUck reached the other door, it suddenly flew open. In rushed more redcoats.


• THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. 7 The boys were caught b e tween two fires. ! The landlord looked frightene d as well as disgusted and CHAPI'ER VIL made haste to get a w ay. ' • l Then a clatter"ng of horses' hoofs was heard without, fol-) DICK FALLS INTO BAD HANDS. lowed by shouts. r . , A number of the militiamen came suddenly pouring into Dick d et e rmined to remain in the neighborhood of Tar-the wing room. • . rant's tavern until satisfied that the enemy had left it. There were ml!-ny more of them than there were of the been surprised by and now they meant redcoats in the quarter. to give him as many more surprises as they could. "Forward!" cried D i ck drawing his sword and making a As Dick said, they dil). not forget what Tarleton had done dash. ' and lost no opportunities to punish him. Jack ano Paul followed in a mom ent, leading a score of The Liberty _ B?YS were greatly pleased at the conduct of the militiamen. the new r ecrrut m_ the brush at the tavern .. The redco a t s were fqrced backward, and Dick and the. two . He h . ad borne himself most bravely, and if they had not boys made a fortunate escape. -him before, he woul? have over now. _ Once outside, they saw a large iietachment of Tarleton's "Well, y ou see Paul,. said Jack. . cavalry comir\g up. About. our ha'i!}g s .omethmg to do when we went out with "Make haste!" cried ' Dick. "We must arouse the Liberty captam;,Jack Boys" Exactly. bad been surprised by Tarleton who they 'had not "Yes,.but I d?n't see.that you were sorry," ('f • . ' .1i0 "Nor you," with a grm. . n;nles of them. "I believe Jack Warren likes trouble," said Mark, "for he Y i;;aid .Dick.. . . 1 nev e r refus es to go out witih Dick." The boys were quickly m the saddle and dashmg away at I "I n ever knew of your refusing to go e . ither" said Jack fulf spee?. . . . dryly. ' ' • The nnhtiamei:;i came out C!f the tavern as Tarle" T here isn't one of us who does," observed Harry Thurber. ton came gallopmg up with hi s L e g ion. The Liberty Bo y s being comfortably settled in camp, Didi At onc . e they open e d fire upon the redcoats and emptied set off ola scouting expedition . . many a saddle. There were Torie s in the neighborhood, and sometime! Then they ran for t heir horse s and took to the woods. they or' nized the m s elves into armed bands to annoy the Some who were badly mounted were quickly overtaken patriots and comi;nit all sorts of depredations. and slain. . Reaching the tavern and seeing no signs of the enemy, Tarleton reported the number of killed among the Ameri-Dick alighte d and went in. can as fifty, but it was much less t han that. 'The landlord h i m co r dially and said: .Dick galloped away and m e t Bob and two score of" the "I am glad to know that you e s caped, captain. Some did Liberty Boys hurrying forward to ascertai n the cause of the not." firing. 1 • _' "No," was Dick's answer, "and some of the redcoats did not "We have been surprised by Tarleton," said Dick. "Forride away with Tarleton after the brush." ward! We may do s ome execution yet." "Truly they did not." At the edge of the woods the brave fellows halted and "Do the Tories trouble you often?" Dick asked. poured in a ringing volley. "At t imes they do. Bill Cunningham sometime s comes a! The militiamen had been hopelessly dispersed, and tlle boys f:=:r this, though his is in the region around Ninety. could not get any help from the m. Six. They fir ed a r attling volle y at the redcoats, and now Mark ''. '.Ye s, I have met the scoundr e l more than once." came up with the rest of the Libe rty Boys'. He has not' been around here of late, but there are others They had been surpris ed by Tarleton, but could do good who annoy 1).S. One H'.l-nk Wolf leads a Hand .of execution for all that. as evil characters as one would wish to see. They call. hun From the cover of the woods they continued to pick off tihe Tor.y Wolf, an

• 8 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. "What yer goin' ter do with ther rebel, Hank?" asked one "I will try not to," Paul said. of thos e whom Major had overturned. As he was riding on at an easy gait, Major, Dick's black "I reckon the t hangin' ain't none too good fur hill\t'' growled horse, came suddenly galloping along the road. the man with the black beard. He was w ithout a rider, and Paul immediately suspected "I reckon it a in't!, but yer want ter have some fun with him tJhat something was wrong. fust," declare d another. "Whoa, Major!" he cried. "Fetch. reckon yer've heerd tell er Hank, Dick's horse was a mo s t intelligent animal, and, w h ile a Wolf, ham t yer? to Dick. redcoat could do nothing with him, he knew a\l the Lib erty " I have heard that he is a villainous fellow. Are you he?" Boys and would go with any one of them. "Yus, I be, an' I don't let no rebels git erway what I puts He stopped, therefore , and the boy caught his bridl e . my hands onter." "Something must have happened to the captain,'' was Paul's "You are the Tory Wolf, are you?" thought. "I wonder where he is." • "Thet's me. " He now went on in the d i r ection from which Majo r had "Look out tJhat you don't g e t into a trap, then. There's a just come, the animal's tracks being very plain. bounty paid for wolves." At length he to a place where there were many tracks "Wull, there don't nobody collect it onto me. I'm death on and the evidences of a stlruggle of some sort. all rebels, an' once I ketch one, thet's ther er him." "They have captured him," reasoned the boy, "and Major "You are a murderer, by your own confession. Don't you has been sent home by Dick." . ever think of what may be your fate?" . "I ain't ergoin' ter have none. I'm ergoin' ter keep on The next thing to do was to find where Dick's captors had kill in' rebels, an' then I'm ergoin' ter enjoy m'self in my did not think of Tories, but supposed that redcoats old age." were concerned in the affair. "You'll never live till then,'' said Dick . "You'll be hanged 1 or shot by an people. You will come to an evil He rode on cautiously, keeping his eyes open for a sign of end a., sure as I am standing here." a camp. "Take him erway t e r ther hole in ther swamp," growled the At lengfu he noticed a broken rail fence, and saw that Tory. "We'll see whethe r 1 : m erskeered by any sech tork ez there were very distinct' tracks on the other side of the break. thet." "Those wouldn't be redcoats," he said to hims . elf. "They Dick had been di sarmed before this, and now he was bound, must be Tories." furown upon a horse and carried off to a swamp at some little • Following the tracks for a little distance, he saw that they distance. led to a swamp. Here he was left to himself, sitting on a stump, while the "They must be Tories," he said. "The redcoats don't know Tories gathered about a fire and ate, drank and smoked. anything about the swamps." There was a tumble-down hut near at hand, but the men Then he dismounted and tethered both horses to a tlree. did not go i nside, evidently preferring. the open air. Continuing, he presently heard the sound of loud voices. Dick was bound tightly, hand and foot, and a stout stick There was shouting and singing, and somebody was evi-put between his back and his arms to secure him the more. d ently having a carouse. The men did not watch him, but there was no way of his ' He was accustomed to going through and pushed getting free by his own exertions, and they apparently did on rapidly. ' not think that any one would come to help him. The hut! was Guided by the sound of laughter and singing, he pushed on, on the edge of the clearing, with thick woods behind. the noise increasing as he advanced. The stump was almost in the middle of it, and no one could Then he saw smoke and at las t a fire witlh a lot of men pass to it from the woods without being seen. ' sitting around it, their horses b eing tethere d not far away. To all intents and purposes, therefore, it was impossible to He saw a little hut als o and kept this in line a s he went on rescue Dick. so as not to b e s e en. I The latter did not see how he could very well release him-Hurrying on cautiousl y s o as not to be nyred in the bog, he self, but he did hope for assistance from the Liberty Boys. at l ength r e ached the hut. Major would go back to the and the boys would then There was a hole in the rear wall, and he entered. follow 'the trail. Making his way almo s t to the door, h e loo k e d out. The only cause for anxiety lay in the fact that the Tories The n h e saw Dick, t i e d hand and foot, sitting on a stump. might be in a hurry and would hang him before aid could He was about to das h forward when Dick a ro se and b egan come. to hop toward him. Dick Slater had been in perilous situations before and had "That's right, take plenty er exercise," laughed one of the never lost courage, and he did not do so now. Tories . The Tories did not s eem to be in any haste to finish their "It's cold out here," Dick answered. "I'm going ins i de." carouse, two or three producing s1lone bottles which circu"Huh! w e'll make it hot enuff fur yer bumby e,'' roared anlated freely. other. As long as they were occupied Dick felt that he was safe, Dick paid no attention, but kept on. and every moment was pre cious. Paul drew his knife, and as soon as Dick got inside b egan The Tories drank and smok e d and sang, heaping fresh cutting the cords. wood on the fire and evidently having an idea that there was "Sh!" whispered Dick. "How d;d you find me?" one within miles. • The jugs circulat1ed, the noise grew more and more riotous, "By the noise they made at last. That helped me the and they were apparently in for an all-day's carquse. most." Dick tried to loosen his ankles, but found it impossible, all Dick's bonds were s oon severed, and he stretched his arms h h Id d h f d b and legs, which tingled. t at cou o bemg to stand on is eet an move a out "Go ahead,'' he s aid. "There's no knowingwhen they may slowly. come here." He did this two or three times, attracting only laughter Paul led the way thr ou"'h the hole in the hut and along from the Tories when they noticed him at all . ,... "Oh, you'll git exerci s e ernuff bumbye when ye're er-the path by which h e had come. hal\Jtin' at ther end of er rope," laug-hed one coarsely. "Have you pistols?" a s k e d Dick. "Perhaps I won't," said Dick, and the Tories laughe

THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S 'J'.AVERN. 9 "We have a good lead," said Paul, "and the horses are not ve1y fal' away." "There is some chance for us then." l Suddenly, as they went on, they heart! the deep baying of dogs. "Others have come in," muttered Dick, "and hav-e brought dogs. They are hunting us with them." "'rhe are not far away now,"' gasped Paul. "Hurry!" The baying of the dogs sounded nearer. "Give me your pistols," said Dick, "and hurry on." "But, ca.Ptain, I can't leave you to fight those fiends alone." "I don't intend that you shall. I will keep you in sight. Give me the pistols." l;'aul obeyed, and they hurried on, Dick a little in the rear. Again they heard the baying of the dogs, nearer than be fore. These fierce brutes. had caught the scent and were coming on much faster than foe men could iun. The Tories expected that the dogs would tree Dick and hold him till they came up. They did not know that he had a companion, but supposed that he had freed himself in some manner. They knew, of course, that he could not have gone so far bound as h e had been. At length they came in sight of the horses. "There they are!" shouted Paul. A fierce baying sounded not far behind them. Then two huge bloodhounds dashed the open and came bounding forward, barking loudly. "Untether the horses," said Dick . • Then he turn.ed and faced the fierce brutes, a pistol in each hand. On they came, expecting to tear him to pieces. Bang! Dick fired, putting a bullet in the open mouth of the fore most of the dogs. He leaped forward his length. • Then he rolled over, a stiream of hot blood gushing from his mouth. Crack! Dick fired the other pistol, hitting the second dog in the . eye. He fell almost in his tracks, and Dick hurried on. "Load the pist8ls, Paul," he said. "I don't know if we will need them or not, but it will be safer." "The man who hunts his fellows with dogs deserves to be shot!" hissed Paul, as he rapidly reloaded the pistols. "Vel'y true," said Dick; "but some men have not a spark of humanity in, them." The boys presently jumped into the saddle and rode away as they heard the sounds of pursuit: Reaching the road, they were dashing on when they sud denly encoun11ered half a dozen evil-looking men on foot. "Hold up the re, yer pesky rebels," cried one. "We want them hosses." , "Come and take them then," said Dick, Ul'ging Major for ward. Paul was at hi s s ide, the white hoi:se being very speedy. They das hed through the line of Tories, upsetting two or three of them. . On e of the crowd attempted to seize Paul's bridle and was Qiagged three or four yards in the dust, when he wisely let go and rolled into the ditch. The boys reached tlle camp with no further adventure. Paul had the heartiest sort of a welcome, however, when the Liberty Boys heard what he had done. "Good fellow!" cried Jack, slapping him on the back. "You're just the sort for us." Paul blushed and replied: "I can readily believe, as Patsy says, that there's always plenty of fine fun wherever Dick Slater is after this." "Thrue for yez, me bhy," , roared Patsy himself, "and from phwat I hear, ye're dhe sort to make it." CHAPTER IX. IN THE LAIR OF THE WOLF The Liberty Boys were all fond of Paul Howes before this last adventure, but they were now doubly so. "Oh, I knew he had 'pluck," said Jack, heartily,. "He showed it that day at the tavern." "Yes, and when we were fighting the redcoats," added Mark. "We're pl'oud of you, old man," said Bob, 11for when two such brave fellows as Mark Morrison and Jack Warren praise a boy, he's got something in him." "As we now know that there are Tories about," said Dick, "and probably al'med bands of them, we must get rid of them as soon as we can." "The landlord said that Bill Cunningham sometimes ap peared in the neighborhood," added Bob. "Have you ever heard of this man Wolf in your part of the country?" asked Dick of Paul. 1 "No, and he may come from some other section." "Well, he appears to be in this one at present\" said Dick, "and we must drive him out of it." "Wolf scalps bring a pretty good price in some sections," ch1.lckled Ben. "Then we'll have to go after this one,'' added Bob. "We'll go after them all," said Dick firmly, "fol' they are nothing but a pack of human wolves and ought to be hunted out of the country." Tha , t night Harry Thurber, on guard at the edge of the camp, heard some one approaching and immediately chal lenged the intruder. A man came shuffling forward and said: "I reckon I've lost my way. I wanter go ter Tarrant1' Tavern." ' "You're turning your back on it. Go the other way." "What's this here, er camp? Who be yer, rebels? I'm er rebel m'self." "You'll find Tarrant's in the othe1 direction," shortly. "Yer don't mind my stayin' here er little while, I reckon? I'm ject tuckered out." Harry had already signaled to some of the Libe1ty Boys, using natural sounds. The man's calling himself a "rebel" was suspicious. Patriots did not use the word, and Harry suspecte d that the stranger was a spy. Bob Estabrook came forward and asked: "Who are you and what do you want?" The fellow started, not having heard any one approaching, and replied: "Don't want nothin', 'cept ter iest m'self er spe ll. Be yer ther capting er ther rebels?" "Waal, ain't yer?" "No." "My patience, is thet so?" cried the man, edg-ing away. "Then I don't want nothin' ter do with yer." He was hurrying off. when he suddenly found himself SUl" rounded and seized. The fires blazed up, and he saw a dozen Libe1ty Boys with their muskets leveled at him. "You're a spy," said Bob. "You thought it would be an easy matter to deceive a lot of boys, didn't you?" "What ye1 wanter say yer ben't rebels fur?" the m::rn gasped." "Yer got on rebel unifol'ms. What you want te1 skeer me fur? I'm er rebel m'self." "You're a Tory and a spy. No patriot calls himsP.lf a 'rebel.' Where is Hank Wolf? He sent you here. diPY and deserves hanging." Two of tlne. boys went oft' as if to get a rope. Dick had no intention of hanging the man. This was something that he never resorted to except In the most urgent cases. • He had not said that he would hang the man now, but only that he deserved it.


0 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. The implied threat had its effect . A cold sweat broke out on the fellow's forehead, and he shook so violently that he had to be supported. "Lemme go," he whined, "an' I'll tell yer all erbout it." "Where is Hank Wolf?" "In ther swamp." "How many men has he?" "'Bout an' he 'spects er dozen er two more." "Are they aimed?" "Yus." "Any dogs?" "No; ther dogs malc'e too much noise." "He was thinking of attacking our camp?" "Yus." "And sent you to locate it and see how many of us there were and what sort of a lookout we kept?" "Yus. I didn't reckon yer'd know me, 'cause I didn't have much ter do with yer this mornin', an' I didn't s'pose yer'd seen me even." "I see everything. I can tell just where you sat. You were with a h'unchback under a scrub oak and you had your own jug." . "Gosh! thet's so, I was with Humpy Hicks, but I didn't s'pose yer saw me." "I saw you all. When was this attack to be made?" "Some time in the mornin', soon as I got back." The boys now returned with the rope. "Tie this fellow to the tree," said Dick. "I don't care to have him go back yet." "Ain't yer goin' ter lemme go, arter I've told yer all thet?" the fellow asked. "I did not say I would," shortly. "I am going to keep you for tlhe present." The man was bound to the tree, the fires went down and ev.erything was quiet, as before. To all appearances the boys were all asleep except a few sentries who paced back and forth on the edge of the camp. They were not asleep and preparations were going on for attacking the Tories. Horses were led and about three-quarters of the Liberty Boys left the camp stealthily. An hour before daybreak they left the camp, headed by Dick, and took the road toward the swamp. They rode on at fair speed, despite the darkness, and shortly before daybreak reached the swamp. Here they dismounted. Leaving a dozen of the boys in charge of the horses, Dick advanced cautiously with the rest. As day dawned they went on more rapidly. As yet the sun had not arisen, but its light could be seen, and the boys now went on quickly, arriving at the camp in the swamp as its first rays tipped the tallest trees. Then the boys made a sudden rqsh and drove in Hank Wolf's few pickets witn a shout. 'fhe Tories sprang up in great ala1m upon finding the young patriots so near. , Some of them opened fire upon the boys, but many of them seiz e d their horses and fled. . The • dauntless boys delivered' a telling volley and then chargeij. The '?fories fled in all directions, only half a dozen made. prisoners. \Volf was amonJ!' the first to escape, proving himself to be the craven that Dick had thought' him. .. The captured Tories were greatly afraid that they would be hanged or shot, but Dick had another punishment for them. He made half of. them flog the other half soundly, and tjien these latte1' took tl'teir places as executioners. The six then turned loose, sore and and quickly made their escape. Then Dick left the swamp and, mounting his brave boys, all rode back to the camp. CHAPTER X. • AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE. When Dick returned to the camp, he ordered the prisoner rel eased, saying to him: "We have driven Hank Wolf out of the swamp. He es caped, but you can tell him if you see him that if he returns to this section that he will be shot on siirht.,. • The prisoner 'Was so glad to get away that he had nothing to say. "As for yourself," said Dick, "if you are caught within ten miles of these parts in three hours, you will be flogged, and if you return you will be hange d. If you are caught joining any more of these Tory bands, you will receive the same punishment." The man took to his heels in the greatest haste and quickly di s appeared. "He'll be ten miles from here in an laughed Jack. "The fellow fairly flew." "He was in terror .all 1ihe time you were gone," declared Harry Judson, "and asked a hundred questions if he askecl one." '"Hank Wolf will have more respect for the Liberty Boys after this," said Bob. "If we meet him again we must drive him out again," added Dick. Having received orders to advanc e , the Liberty Boys now broke up their camp and went on the march. Cornwallis had delayed in going forward on account of his artillery, butl was now pushing on, a11d DickJ-thought it best to keep ahead. They had been sutprised by Tarleton once and did not de sire a second experience of that sort. They rode rapidly and by nightfall were many miles from their former camp. The weather had turned colder and fires were a great com fo1't. "Oi say, Cookyspiller,'! said Patsy; "Oi want a bit av salt pork for me sbtew." . "Yah. dot was fery goot, I bet me," said Carl, but he never offered to get up. "Yis, I know it is, but Oi haven't irot it, " "Shure an' Oi t'ought yez might go for me." "Nein, I don'd like dot salt pork mit dot sht;ew." "Dbi:rt" Oi suppose Oi'll have to go rnesilf." When he set off, his musket over his shoulder, Carl follo-w-ed. . "Phwere are yez goin'?" asked Patsy. "To saw dot you don'd was losed yerselluf." "Go'n wid yez." "Yah, dot is what I was doed." "Yez cudn't go alone, cud yez ?" "What you was irot dot musket for? Was you gone to :;;hoot dot salt pork?" "No . but Oi moight foind some fresh runnin' around, an' it do be handy to have a goon wid yez." "Y ah, und mebby dere was some off dose redcoats abouid." "Shure an' dhere moight be." The two comical Liberty Boys were walking along the road, when Patsy said: "Dhere do be 1 loight fo:rninst us." "Yah, I was saw dot." "It's a cabin." "What you was t'ought it was, ein ship?" "Shure an' it's dhere we'll get dhe salt pork." "Yah, I bet me." , The light proceeded from a little lo g cabin in the woods . As the boys neared it, Patsy suddenly said: "Howld on, Dootchy." "What der madder was?" "Can't yez see?" "I was saw nodings, only dat house mi ti der light." "Dhere's a ridcoat in it." • . "Is dot so?" "Yis; can't yez see um?" "Nein." "Shure an' Oi can, dhin. Come on aisy an' we'll capture him." "What you was doed mit him?" "Take him back to dhe camp, av coorse." "Tick don'd was wanted some off dose brisoners alretty." "Well, we'll take him. annyhow, to show dhe ridcoats dhat we're not afeard av dhim." "AU righd." Through the window of the little cabin Patsy was sure that he saw a scarlet uniform. "Come on,'' he said. Then both boys went forward and entered the cabin without knocking. Entering the main room at once, Patsy threw his musket to his shoulder and shouted: "Sunendher or Oi'll blow dhe hidoff yezl"


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. l1 / A rough-looking man in a red shirt suddenly took his feet off the table, dropped his corncob pipe and said: • "What's ther matter witltyer, boy? I'm er good Whig like yerself." Carl began to laugh "Shure an' Oi axes yer pardon," said Patsy. "Oi t'ought yez wor a ridcoat." • ! "What can I do fur yer, boys?" asked the man with the red shirt. , "Yez can give me a bill av salt pork for me shtew." . "Er course," laughed the settler. Then the women of the house came in from the kitchen and announced that supper was ready. A moment later one of the settler's s ons came in and said: "They's er let er sneakin' Tories over ter ther west of us, pop, an' tihey're erthreatenin' ter burn all ther patrfots' houses, run off with ther gals an' cattle an' everything they kin lay their hands onter." "Waal, let me ketch 'em erdoin' of it." "Shure an' it's dhe Liberty Bhys dhat wud loike to catch dhim, too, be dhe same token," cried Patsy. "Air yew tew beys sogers ?" "Yis, sor; we're some av dhe Liberty Bhys, an' not far off our camp is." "Yah, und off Tick Slater was knowed do1>0 Tories was been aboui d, he' was shooted dem pooty quick, I bet me." "Waal, I heerd tell they wor'." "Dhin I'll tell dhe captain an' he'll sine! dhem goin', begorrah." "An' we'll give yer all ther help yer want." 'Patsy got his salt pork, and more besides, and set oft' for the camp. "It's a t'ousand pardons Oi do be' for takin' yez for a ridcoat," he said at parting. Reaching the camp, the boys reported what they had heard. "Did you he'llr Wolf's name mentioned, Patsy?" asked Dick. "Oi did not, an' Oi niver t'oughb av'it." "It may be this fellow, and it may not be, who is stirring up the Tories," continued Dick, "but, whoever it is, we must teach him a lesson." 1 The boys had their suppers, and later Dick set out to feconnoitier-andsee if he could learn any additional news of the Tories. Re simply learned that they were expected but not at what time. That night Paul Howes was on picket when he heard some one coming through the woods. "Who goes there?" he demanded. At that moment the w ind caused the s;noldering fire to blaze up suddenly. "What yer say?" some one asked. "What yer got here ? Er camp? Who be yer ?" "Have you take n Dick Slater's advice, or are you still at your evil work?" asked Paul. He had recognized the intruder at once as the Tory they had captured the day before: With a startled cry the Tory suddenly dashed off into the woods. CHAPTER XI. AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE AGAIN. Dick rode over to the cabin where Patsy had got the new• of the Tories. I "I am the captain of tll.e Liberty Boys," he said. "Ye're right welcome, boy," answered the settler. Dick then told of Wolf and added: is possible that he may be with this party of Tories of whom your son spoke ." "Reckon he wHl be ef he's their sort." "Will you keep a watch for these pests to-night?" -"Sartin." "And if you hear of them in the neighborhood, fire three shots." "I surely wili." "The Liberty Boys will rally at once and dash to the spot. If they alrt;ack you or any one else, give the alarm." "I surely will." ' Dick then rode back to the cam'p. He told the boys of the arrangement he had made with the settler and added: "If you hear three shots fired, no matter at what hour C1f. the night, be ready' to go on the march at a moment's notice." The boys said that they would, and Dick had not the least doubt of it. J All remained quiet for hours. Then, some .time after midnight, three distant shots were heard. The boys on picket instantly answered them. The camp was aroused in a moment. The fires blazed up, .the boys sprang to their horses and in a few minutes were all riding like the wind. On the way they heard more shots and dashed on at an increas,ed speed. Then. as they rode on, they saw the light of a fire reflected on the sky and heard shouts. On they swept, and before long came to a cabin by the roadside where there was a hayrick in flames and a lot of evil-looking men yelling and shouting. Among the men Dick recognized Wolt. "Charge, Liberty Boys!" he cried. "Down with the Tory robbers! Fire!" At once a tremendous volley rang out. Crash-roar! Then down upon the Tories swept the undaunbed boys, cheering and firing their pistols. It was a complete surprise for the Teries. "Seize that fellow Wolf!" cried "Don't let him es cape." Dick, Bob, Mark, Jack, the new recruit, Ben Spurlock, the two Ha.rrys and a dozen more gave chase to Wolf. He put spurs to his horse, lay along the creature's neck and went at breakneck speed. ,,, A score of bull ets flew after him, and many whistled dangerously to his head. He sped away in the darkness, turned a bend in the road and escaped. Dick and a half dozen more flew after but they heard onlv the thunder of his horse's hoofs and sil:w nothing. The Liberty Bo ys had come none too soon, for tihe Tories outnumbered the patriots. Wi thout the help of the boys the settlers would have been put to it to defend their homes. Now they rallied, however, and many a Tory bit the dftst. Dick recognized thiir former prisoner among the Tories, but he made as quick a departure aii Wolf himself. The settlers made short work of the Tories and shot down a dozen of them as they were trying to escape. The Tory had evidently come :inadvertenly to the camp They caught two o:f' three and panged them without! cere-of the Liberty Boys. • .. i mony as a warning to the others. Upon recognizing it, he had retreated in great haste. Dick did not interfere, for he well knew that the Tories Paul did not fire upon him, not thinking it necessary. were outlaws and richly deserved their fate. Jack had been not far away ati the time, and he now came "A few such experiences as this of to-nigM will teach these up, Paul telling him of the Tory. miscreants a lesson," said Dick. "So your old friend called, did he?" he laughed. "It's a pity that lot of them couldn't be caught and "Yes; but he made a very short stay." hanged ," sputtered Bob. "It would be the best lesson of all." "That's to make up for the last time." "Those who escaped will be more wary," obseIWed Dick, "If he is about, it is likely that Wolf . is. for he b e longs to "and some may even give up their evil course through very that gang." fear." "We must be on the lookout for it, " said Jack. "Wolf may "They won't as long-as they think they can escape punishnot be in "the party we heard of, b u t he will soo n join it, no mcnt," ..declared Mark, "and I believe that hanging deters doubt." them more than anything." "YC's, and be glad of reinforcements." "At any rate, we will drive them away whenever we meet Jack rnported to Dick what Paul had told him, and both them," continued Dick. he and Bob agreed that Wolf would probably join the party I "And maybe gcu this Wolf's scalp," put in Bob, "The fel-they had heard of, even he were not already witih it. low will come to a bad end, I am positive." ...


THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. The settlers gave the Liberty Boys great praise for their promptness, and saw to it that neither horses nor boys lacked for provisions upon their departure from that sectri.on. The Tories might comn'it depredations elsewhere, and the boys followed on, therefore, to prevent them making miscb,ief, as far as was possible. They rode away after breakfast and halted not far from their old camp, but something nearer the schoolhouse. Dick and Jack and Mark and Paul rode off toward the schoolhouse, tiwo and two, to hear if there were any news of the Tories. When they came to the place the scholars were at recess, the schoolmaster sitting on the doorstep smoking a corncob pipe . As the four Liberty Boys came in sight the Tory boys be gan to nurl abuse at them, not recognizing Paul in his uni form and on his white horse. The boys rode on, the schoolmaster making no effort to restrain his unruly pupils. Seeing that insults had no effect on the young soldiers, the Tory bullies now began to throw stones and to get sticks and. other weapons. \ "I'd like to lick a few of those fellows, though it's too g-0od for them," muttered Jack. "Never mind them, Jack," said Dick. "As say, they're not worth it." Suddenly B'.ll Beetles, Jake Dingles and three or four more recognized Paul. They directed their attack at him and rushed: upon him ,to pull him off his horse. Mark was with the boy, and he got some of the stones meant for Paul. "Down with the Tory sneaks," he sputitered. "Give it to 'em, my boy." Paul needed no urging. He was off his horse in an instant and sailing into the bul lies. Mark did not leave the task to him alone, however. He was off his big gray and at Paul's side. in a moment, sending in stunning blows. "Take a hand, Jack,'' said Dick, with a laugh, knowing that the dashing fellow was itching to be with Mark and Paul. No persuasion was required. Jack sent his mare ahead, leaped out of the sadd1"l and joined the others. There were a dozen or twenty of the bullies to the three young patriots. This odds was not worth considering. "Bullets or fists, swords or pistols, it's all one to us," said Jack. "Pound them, boys!" Then he blackened the eyes of Dingles and caused the nose of Beetles to bleed, incidentalty knocking down a third with a blow on the jaw. Mark was as lively with his fists R J acli, and Paul was only a littile behind. • Then Jenkins suddenly rang the bell to call the scholars in. They quickly retreated, Beetles saying as he stanched the blood from his nose: "l gotter go in, but yew jist waiJ; till after school an' I'll--" "Get another tihrashing,'' laughed Jack. "Coll\e, boys,'' said Mark, "Dick is waiting." CHAPTER XII. THE TORIES STl_LL AT WORK. "There is no information to be had in that quarter," said Dick, as they rode on. "No, for if the Tories were about, that toad there would not tell us of it,'' added Mark. "Tht!re are some patriots in the neighborhood, aren't there?" Jack asked of Paul. "Yes, the Blacks and my uncle and one or two more fam ilies; but there are more Tories than anything else,'' was Paul's answer. "Wolf and his gang of scoundrels may not come this way, thea, knowing that," said Dick. "He may not know it,'' vbserved Paul. "I never heard o the fellow in our neighborho od." "If they d6 come this man Jenkins will be sure to dire.:.b! them to the patriot families . " declared Jack. "We must keep a lookout." "We will never fear," Dick said. The boys rode on an<1 at length came to a very cozy little cabin at the roadside which showed every evidence of thrift\ "That's where Bess lives," said Paul. "I'll bet Dick knew the place ' so as to bring us around here," chuckled Mark, "Don't you mind him, Paul,'' laughed Jack. "He's never happier than when he's trying to tease some 011e." "Or fighting redcoats," added Paul. "Oh, of course, that is understood. Every one knows tihat he can do that famously." As they yrere passing the house, Bess herself came out. She looked prettier than ever as she came forward and said: "Why, I did not know that you were in the neighborho

THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. 13 On the wr.y he met a number of men. He saw Bess sitting on a stump surrounded by Tories, "There ' s a gang of Tories making trouble for some of us," while Wolf was giving orders to the rest. they said. "We drove 'em out, but we're afraid they'll make They were about to start again, Dick reasoned, and he hur-more yet and we're going for help." ried back to the Libe Boys. "Not a verv good place to find it in these parts," said Dick. "They a1e going on ery sho y," he said. "We must fol"No, it isn't. " low them, but not let them know it until there are enough The firing was heard again, and Dick and the boys hur-of us to attack them." ried o_n. The Liberty Boys went on, Dick and three or more going Nearing the home of the Blacks, they heard the firing ahead ::;s an advance guard. again, louder than before. Whe11 Dick saw that the Tories had actually started, he "Forward!" cried Dick. sent word back for the others to come up. They dashed on, still hearing the rattle of firearms and In about an hour the second company of Liberty Boys ar-smelling smoke. rived, only a small_ division having been left in camp. When they came in sight of the house where Bess lived, They all pushed on, keeping only a little way behind t>he they saw a mob of evil-looking men, led by Hank Wolf, firing Tories. at the house, which was on fire . Early in the afternoon they heard firing ahead of them. All at once a crowd rushed forward, broke down the At 011ce Dick gave the order to advance . doors and poured in. .1 '"Xhe Tories are in mischief again," he said. "Forward!" In a moment Wolf came out with Bess in his arms. dashed the plucky boys. . . . . The four Liberty Boys rode forward and fired, bringing Presently they upon the Tories firmg upon a cabm down two or three Tories where there were patriots. Wolf leaped upon his ho;se, throwing Bess across the sadThese had answered the fire of the Tories. who had then dle and dashed away bep : un to destroy property. "After him!" cried. Dick. The arriyal of the Liberty Boys put a stop to this. A mob of Tories got between their leader and Dick and The Toi;es at once retreated at /ull speed, dashing down prevented him from following. the road like a flock of . "pown with. them!" cried Dick. "Down with the Tories!" the Liberty Boys, Dick, Mark, Jack and b 1:hde four Liberty Boys fought bravely, but were outnumOn they went and at length came to a point where the road e1e divided '1'hen a shout heard, and Bob and a score or more of Bob 'the greater part of the boys were sent off to the boys ridmg UP: left. while Dick took the other road. Forward Dick. . There were fewer tracks on this road, and Dick had an idea Then he attacked the Tories again, and they, thinking that Wolf had taken it. there was a large party, fled. . . . . "Down with them!" Dick cried, and a rattling volley was . He had dashed off Wlth Bess on a horse beside h1i;n, and sent after the retreating Tories. it was very natural that he would not want to be with the "St d t t th fi B b d th f ll ,, .d greater part> of the band. . op" an pu ou . e re, 0 • an . en o .ow on , sai "Drive thi; scoundrels on, Bob," said Dick, "and if Bess n1ck. ,, That scound1el, Hank Wolf, has earned oil' Bess is with thenf, rescue her." , . . Then Bob went one way with the larger part of the troop, , 1! 1 en the four boys rode on, foJowmg the trail ) • while Dick went the other with a dozen brave fellows. k t th ,, .d D" k " d Th road wound, and there were many trees, which made e eep '•S neai: o em as we can, IC • it difficult to see very far ahead of them. when,,they halt can see what , chance there IS for rzS'cumg Dick could ofte n hear the fug-itive s , bnt h ha

14 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. "He has put her down d riiid her walk." "Yes, I see her footprints," anawei;ed Mark. "You can generally ti:ust to Dick Sbl.ter's judgment, Paul," obseTVed Jack. "Yes, I believe it." "When he says he thinks so d so, ou can rely upon its being that way." "I don't doubt it." "You see how it is here. He said Wolf had taken Bess this way, and so he has." "Then we must overtake the scoundrels." On they went, sometimes through swampy tracts, now over bare ledge and then into tangled underbrush. The tlrail was generally easy to follow, altl'wugh now and agai n it bothered them. When it ran over rock there was more hu:nting to be done and some time was lo s t in picking it up, but, on the whole, they mllde good progress. " "Be cautious," said Dick at length, in a low tone. "Do you hear the villain?" asked Mark. "No, but I smell smoke. He has stopped somewhere to build a fire." In a fev/ minutes they came to the edge of a swamp and could see smoke rising above a group of stunted cedars. The swamp was half frozen, and was thus very treacherous, as one knew not where to trust his feet. If it were frozen hard, or not at all, it ' would be much easier to make one's way, "Wait a moment," whispered Dick, , crouching in the bushes. "The fellow is in the swamp?" "Yes; but he must not see us." How to cross the open space was a question. Wolf might appear at any moment and discover them if they went forward openly. "Cut some stout, bushy cedars, boys," said Dick. Thi s they did and, crouching behind them, pushed tihem ahead slowly. This wa11 a trick often resorted to by the Indians. The cedars were bushy enough to hide thei\ bodiff,; and afford a protection. Pushing them ahead gradually, the boys at length reached the swamp. The fire was at some little distance, and there wini less smoke now than at first. It was burning b righter, no doubt. "You and Paul keep togethe1', Jack," said Dick. "Mark and I will take separate paths. We must try anq close in on the scoundrel." "You are used to swamps, aren't you, Paul?" Jack asked. "Yes." . "Then you will know where to step. It wasn't for that that Dick wanted you to go with me, however." "No, I suppose not." "He thinks you might get excited, it being your girl that we are going after." "I think very likely I might," shortly. "Of course YQU would not mean to do so, but you might upset our plans by wanting to rush in quick and settle tihat scoundrel." "I am afraid I might," simply. "I'll watch you and give you a chance when it's safe. We'd rather the fellow would escape than that he get away with Bess." "Yes, indeed." Entering the swamp at different points, the boys i;,dvanced cautiously toward the chister of cedars. There was not-very much left of the daylight, and the boys wished to rescue Bess before it grew dark. . Advancing cautiously along the path they had chosen. making as lititle noise as possible, and keepinl!' hidden all they could, Jack and Paul went on till they smidenly came to an opening across which they saw Bess sitting bound and gagged by a fire which Wolf was now replenishing. ' CHAPTER XIV. THE NEW MASTER. ' The Tory had erected a rude shack of pine and cedar branches. and it was his evident intention to spend the night in the swamp. ,t \ Jack and Paul could have killed the Tory as he kneeled in frontl o\ the fire / Dick Slater had taught the Liberty Boys never to take life unnecessarily, however. If the life of either of the boys had been in danger from the Tory, he would have been justified in shooting the man. Very few could have stolen up on the Tory so closely as the boys had done. This was all due to the teaching of Dick Slater, who was a most experienced woodman himself. ' "Don't shoot, Paul, unless you're in danger gourself," said Jack. Paul nodded, and they began working around so as to get nearer. Be s itjes the objection to killing Hank Wolf in cold blood, there was the danger of one of the boys hitting another in the event of a miss. They were all expert shots, but even sharpshooters miss sometimes, and the boys were taking no risks. Dick anil Mark, working from different points, at length came in sight of Hank Wolf. Dick signaled tio the others and was answered. Hank Wolf may have heard the chirping of insects and the cl'ie s of birds. but he paid IUJ attention to them. 'I11ey were the signals of the boys, one to the other, but the birds themselves wouli:l. have been deceived, they were so natnual. Jack and Paul reached a point much nearer to the Tory than before, and then Jack knew by the stirring of the bushes opposite that Dick was not far away. Mark had to leap a half frozen brook to get into the open ing, while Jack and Paul would have to work around a clump of alders. A few more signals and there came a sudden rush. Mark leaped the ditch, Jack and Paul dashed out from the alder thicket, and Dick arose from behind a dead stump. . "Surrender!" cried the boys. Jack and Paul had brought their muskets, and they now l eveled them at the Tory. He sprang to his feet and overturned a pot: of water suspended altove the fire. Instantly a great cloud of steam arose which hid the man fr"m sight. .rJ7nen it cleared away he was heard crashing through the b u shes between Dick and Mark. The y both fired to wound rather than kill him. They saw his hat fly up in the air, but heard the sound of twigs and c1acking ic , e for some moments. The sun was nearly down, and there would be but a short twilight. It was better to get out of the swamp as soon as possible, tl: e refo re, . Paul ran forward, cut the cords that secured Bess, removed the gag and took her in his arms. "Ate you hurt, Bess?" he asked. . "No: but it's a scoundrelly thing to do to tie a girl up in this fashion." "What can you expect of a Tory?" asked Jac!P, assisting Bess to walk. "Come," said Dick, "we must get out of here before it is dark. The moon won't rise till late, and it is better to make use of the daylight." They hurried on at all speed, therefo e, reaching Ben as the sun went down. '];.hen Dick ' fired a number of shots as a signal to the other parties to return if within hearing. It was quite dark when they reached the camp. One of the smallet parties, that containing the two Harrys, had come in. They had come upon tihe Tories, found that Wolf was not with had wounded a number and dispersed the rest and had then returned. Bob's party came in later, having had a hot chase after the Tories, whom they had finally came upon in a rocky pass. There was an exciting contest, but the br

• THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S TAVERN. 15 "He was needed ," said Jack. "Mr. Jenkins did not know enough, and some bbjected to his teachingTory doctrines." ,,, • "There was no necessity for teaching any," said Dick. "He was there to teach the children to read, write and cipher, not to make either patriots or Tories Of them." "Well, this was his last day, and a new teacher is coming to-morrow." "I hope he's better than the last,'' observed Paul. "They say he is, that he knows much more and has more self-respect." we celebrated Jenkins's last day at school without knowing it, didn't we, Mark?" chuckled Jack. "So we did. We ought to have licked him, only he was wise enough not to interfere." "lt really should not"make any difference," remarked Dick, "but I hope that the new master is a patriot." "I do not know what he is,'' was the reply of Bess, "b'1t they say tihat he is a good master. Perhaps I shall go to school again." "Look out, Paul,'' laughed Mark. "The new :inaster may be too popular to suit you." Paul simply wi1*ed, and Jack said: "I glless there's anothe' one you can't tease, old man." The Liberty Boys shortly returned to their camp, but prom-ised to stop on their way past the house the next morning. There was no disturbance during the night, the boys rested well after their exciting day. In the morning they broke 'camp and set .out upon the march. Nearing the schoolhouse they heard shouts and a great confusion. , "The new; master is having trouble, perhaps,'' said Dick. "Wait a moment." Then he and Mark, Jack, Paul and one or two more i;ode forward. The new master had opened school at the usual hour that morning. When he started to arrange his classes, knowing nothing of the abilitJy of his pupils, Bill Beetles said: "Be yer er rebel or er royal subject?" "It matters not,'' was the new master's reyly. "I am here to teach, not to talk politics." "Ef ye're rebel yer can't teach me. Ef yer don't say LI:ing live ther king,' I ain't ergoin' ter stay,'J "Do you mean to submit to discipline 01 not?" "I won't do nothin' till yer tell me ef ye're er rebel or no." -"Then get out of the school.'' "I won't." "Doyou want to come to this school?" "Yus, I do, an' I'm ergoin' ter, but yer gotter tell us ef ye're er rebel or not." "I am not going to tell you." "Then ye're er rel:iel. Let's whack him, fellers!" A tremendous shouting arose. It was at this moment that Dick Slater rode up. The schoolmaster did not seem to be as big as Bill Beetles, but size did not count in this case. He came down the main aisle, caught Bill by the collar, suddenly twisted him off his feet and dragged him to the nearest window. "Are going to obey the school rules?" he asked. "No, not till yer tell--" • The new master picked Bill up as if he had been an infant and threw him out. Jake Dingles and half the boys ran out. The master followed them. "Are you coming in to school?" he asked. "No." "You'll come in now or not at all." "We'd like to see you make us,'' sneered Jake. The new master sprang at Jake and knocked him down. Then he served half a dozen otlhers the same way. "If it's the bullying kind of schoolteachingyou want." he said, "I'll give it to you. If you behave yourselves there'll be no trouble. I am not here to talk politics, but to teach school. Now go inside or I'll knock down the first one who refuses." Every one of the bullies went in without a word. I • CHAPTER XV. A CLOSE CHASE. When the Liberty Boys marched past the schoolhouse there was nothing heard within but the buzz of the scholars over their lessons. "That's the way to teach bullies." said Bob. "They don't understand anytihing else." "He does not look like a: fighter," said Dick, "but he means to have discipline, and he will have it. I don't believe there will be any more fights." Later they heard from Bess that there was not a mo1e or derly school in all tht cou;nty, nor one in which the schoolars made more general good progress. Leaving school, passing the. house where Bess lived and pushing on iapidly, the Liberty B oys made good prog ress, and by afternoon had traveled many miles. Then they halted and made a camp while Dick set out to reconnoiter. He saw a number of settlers and found them to be stanch patriots. They greeted him warmly, promi se d to furnis h him with forage fQr the horses and provisions for the boys, and were ready to give him all the information they could. They had seen nothing of Hank Wolf or h is band, and did not think it likely that the man would venture into the neighbo1hood. "Yer see, we have a habit here of hangin' a man thati meddles with neighbor's goods," Dick's informant said. "I see; and ihis deters such fellow s as Hank Wolf." "It keeps the district remarkably d ean and healthy, captain. If a man wants to be a Tory, he can, but he's got to behave himself." "A very good rule," said Dick. "It isn'li likely that this man will want to venture into our section if he knows anything about our rules." "No, and he will probably give it a wide berth. We are on the lookout for this man and for ofuers like him, and we mean to drive them all out." "We'll help you do it, captain, if they come our region,'' returned the other. Later in the day reports came in of the depredations of a band of Toris a Uw miles to the north, and Dick imme diately set out for the place with the Liberty Boys. The Tories had departed a short time before Dick arrived, and he pushed rapidly on, hoping to overtake them. Night came on before he could catch up -with the marauders, however , and he was obliged to halt. There were thi ck woods and swamps all around, and it was coming on to rain, which would make pursuit difficult . He resolved to wait until morning1 therefore, when there would be more light and perhaps a change in the weather. "If the Tories don't know that we are after them, they won't go on so fast," said Eob, "and we shall be able to catch up to them. " They made an early start in the morning and rode rap-idly. ' At the end of an hour they saw smoke rising above the trees in the distance. Then they faintly heard shouts and the s ound of firing. "Forward!" cried Dick. The gallant fellows fairly raced at the word. Before long they came upon a band of _ Tories burning barns and hayricks, :running off with cattle and trying to break into a house. Leading them was Hank Wolf, eaRilv r ecogniza ble. As the boys came da shing up, Wolf and a dozen others sped down the road. The others took to the woods on both sides of the road. Dick left half the boys to pursue the Tories and putJ out the fi:es. With the rest he hastened afte r Wolf. He was just in time to see the leade r dart down a lane which was scarcely more than a bridle path. The others kept on by the road. In another moment Dick would not have see n the Tory leader's escape. • He quickly sent all but Mark, Jack and Paul after the Tories. With his three companions he hurried after Wolf. Mark's big gray, Jack's bay mare and Paul's white were mates for Dick's magnificent black. •


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TARRANT'S T VERN. • They were not as speedy, but were good s e conds to him, and the greatest speed was not pos s ible jus t then. The three boys well knew that Dick had a r e a s on for going down the lane. . They had not seen Wolf take this direction, but they knew that Dick must• have seen him do so. They asked no questions, therefore, but follewed . In a few minutes they saw Wolf on his horse, haltting in the lane. He evidently thought that he had deceived the boys. When he saw that he had not, he put spurs to his horse and dashed on. After him flew the four boys, Dick in the lead. The path was a rough one, and there were often over hanging branches which the boys had to avoid by ducking or lyinP" along their horses'. necks. Nevertheless they made good speed and o'Gstacl e s were nothing to them. Again they caught sight of Wolf, but this time he had not halted. He was going on at full speed and had discarded his hat and greatcoat. He evidently knew that he was in desperate straits, and so lightened his horse's load as much as po s sible. On went the boys, determined to overtake him. . Presently Dick caught a flying ' glimpse of the Tory's horse dashing along the lane. He was riderless. Dick saw him for an instant only, but that was suffi cient. Wolf had resorted to a ruse in order to es cape. He, had dismounted and had sent his ho r se ahead to deceive the boys. They could .hear him• galloping on, and might have been dec e ived had not Dick caught that momentary view of him. He slowed down quickly and presently halt'(ed. ' "Wolf has dismounted and sent his horse a h ead," he said . "Look for a trail." Then he walked }riajor ahead, looking sharply to the right and to the left. "'Here's a place!" cried Jack excitedly. "B ear's track, Jack," said Dick. "I saw it." "But there's the print of a man's foot, too, Dick." "Moccasin, Jack. That's an Indian or a hunter. Wolf has boot s ." "Yes , that's so." "You have sharp eyes, anyhow, Jack, for that--Hello, here it is!" The others hurried to Dick's side. They saw broken bushes and the print of a man's boot in some snow under them. The tracks led into the woods up a steep slope. "The horses are safe enough here," said Dick, "b t tether them." The n they all hurried along the fresh trail, following it easily. . Reaching the top of the slope, they s a w the fugitive run ning down it at full speed, being near the bot.tom. He. had evidently only just discovered tl:fat they were coming after him and was now doing his be s t to escape. "After him!" cried Dick. Then he went tearing gown the slop e . Mark close behind and Jack and Paul following, band in hand. Jack was afraid that Paul stumble and so gave him assistance. They heard the rush of running water and saw a tumbling stream twelve feet across, which had not froz en. The Tory ran alongside .and then hurri11d across a tree bridge which had been thrown over it. Once safely across, he stooped, s e ized the end of the tree, exerted all his strength and hurled it into the stream. CHAPTER XVI. ' A DOUBTFUL ESCAPE. Wolf dashed away and then stopped to utter a scornful laugh. He evidently thought that he had cheated his pursuers. The creek was deep and strnng and wide, and very few would attempt to cross it. Dick darted a swift look at it, and then, 1 running with the speed of a deer, made the leap. It was a long jump, but Dick Slate r was well trained in all athletic exercises and knew just what he could do. He land t d two feet beyond the brink on the othe r side. Wolf fir e d shot at him and plunged into the woods. Dick r eturned the shot and went on. "Jove! he can't be left alone with that ' s coundr e l," h i ssed Mark. Then he took a short run and made the leap .. . He landed on the brink, but his fee t slipped back, and he was in danger of being carried away. Throwing aside his musket, Jack W anen now took the leap. Mark was his closest cllum, and he could not see him in peril without going to his assistance. He fai rly flew over the brook, landing safe ly on the other side, but with no room to spare . He threw himself forward and s natched at Mark in time. In another moment he had his chum on the bank. Mark and Jack then followed Dick, whom they could see just disappearing in behind a huge ledge of rock. They hurried after him and heard two or three shots. In a few moments they saw him hurrying after Wolf, who turned and fired a shot. , Then they saw tihat the brook had t rned sharply, and once more lay in his path. There was no bridge here, but the creek was a little less tumulfluous and was covered with ice. The man began hurrying across, but the ice suddenly gave way, and lt'e was thrown into the water. He snatched at the ice, which broke unde r him, and he was carried on. 1'1rnn the brook grew swift again and d e sc e nded at a sharp angle, presently. taking a plunge over the rocks. "Help!" he cried, as he was borne on by the icy current. The only help that Dick could give was to end his suff ering by a bullet. . He could not reach the man, and it would have be e n madn e s s to plunge in after him. . H e raise d his pistol to fire, but the man suddenly sank from sight. T he boys saw him once as he plunged over the rocks. Bus hes, trees and great boulders hid the foot of the f r om sight, and they saw no more of him. "He can hardly escape," said Dick, "and there is no use to purs ue him fart h er." The boys now set out fo1 the point where the y had crosse d the brook . • Here they found Paul waiting for them. "Did he escape?" he asked. "He e s caped us," said Mark, "but we can't t e ll if he got away or not. It's scarcely a chance that he did." "How are we going to get over?" asked Jack. "I'll show you," said Dick. A lititle way down the brook there wai:; a tall sapling growing close to the b r i ;1k. Dick began climb ing it and, as he went up, it b ent over. The higher he climbed the more the sapling b e nt. At last Dick was right over the stream, but still climbing. 'l'hen he suddenly thre w his legs out and let go . He shot off at an angle and went crashing through the bushes on the farther side of the stream. "There you are!" cried Jack. "Com e on, Mark; we fol lowed Dick before, and we must do it again." "All right. old man; you go first." Jack climbed the sapling, and Mark helped him by putting his weight against it. The lithe young tree bent over, but did not break and when he was within a few feet of the ground on the 'other side, Jack let go. \ He received a few scratches, but did not mind them and called to Mark to follow . The sapling had straighbened out again, and now Mark used it as a means of getting over and speedly joined his companions. All four then hastened back to the path and then to the road where Wolf had turned off. 1 -.. At th'e junction of the lane and the road the four boys waited and listened. At length tihey heard some one coming. Before long the party of Liberty Boys h . ove in sight. "They scattered to the four winds," said Sam Sanderson, "and if they come together again, it won ' t be for days, by the way they were running." "You are all rig-ht?" asked Dick . •


'THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TAilRANT'S TAVERN. 1'7 ,. "Yes. Some of us were hit, but not seriously. I got This was the first that the men about the Jog cabin a scratch myself and Ben has another." knew of Dick's presence. "There's nothing that won't be all right in a day or two," "Do you know who this fellow is?" asked Dick, as the added Harry Thurber; "but some of the Tories caught it crowd turned. hot and won't get over their hurts so quickly." "He is an outlaw, the leader of a band of scoundrels as Proceeding, they at last reached the house where Bob big as himseli. He never fought if he could help it, and had been left. . never wa:s in the army." He had put out some of the fires, being unable to save The men began to look black at Wolf, and now the red-the ricks, and had routed the Tories. coats came out, looking anxious. It was now noon, and, getting all his gallant fellows to-, "All this is true." said Dick. "Would you be like this gether, Dick them they had their dinneI'.s.. You ari: Would you. join an army of After a good dmner the Liberty Boys set out on t.1eir mvaders and foreign h1rehngs, to fight agamst your countryway, with the thanks of all the patriots of the neighbor-en? Shame!" hood. n began to hiss Wolf, who had got down from In time they reached General Greene on the Dan river, the stump, and he now took refuge in the log cabin. on the borders of Virginia. "Don't be cowards ar.d ingrates, men," said Dick. "Don't Cornwallis was in North Carolina, and Grce'le wai; pre-let these invaders persuade you to turn against your country-paring to do battte with him. men. Send them back and make them stay away forever. "Then we're just in time," said Dick I Do not let them make you forget that you are Americans." CHAPTER XVII. • A BAD PENNY. "We won't!" yelled the crowd, carried away by Dick's stirring appeal. "Away with 'em, no recruitin', scatter ther pests, break up ther business!" . roared others. The redcoats, alarmed by the tumult, fled to the cabin . There were only three or four of them, and they :t:'eared Cornwallis, instead of pursuing Greene made a retrograc;le movement . . violence at the hands of the mob. 1 across the Dan, "Leave the neighborhood while yob can," said Dick. "t North Carolina was in a state of he utmost disorder and confusion, and the British leader hoped to profit by having compelled Greene to abandon it. Greene, being informed of this movement, sent a pa1t of his forces across the Dan, remaining on the northern bank until sure of his lordship's movements. Cornwallis set up the royal standard at Hillsboro, and Tarleton began a recruiting expedition between the Haw and Deep rivers. Lee and Pickens, scouring the country about Hillsboro, now determined to give Tarleton a surprise. Dick Slater, havini.r been surprised by Tarleton, was eager to return the compliment, and ieceived 'permission from General Greene to join the expedition. The Liberty Boys were in high spirits when they set out. They were alwavs ready to fight Tarleton, and now they would have an opportunity. By a rapid march they arrived in the region where he was reporred to b e operating and at once set to wo1k. Having encamped on the bank of one of the affluents of the Haw. Dick took a scouting party of a score of Liberty Boys and set out. Another party under Bob went off in another direction. With Dick were Mark, Jack, Paul, the two Harrys and other brave fellows. Paul was quite a soldier now, having had a good deal of experience since he had joine " d the Liberty Boys. Riding on at a leisurely gait, Dick presently saw a crowd of men at a little distance in front of a small log cabin. "That may be a rec1uiting station.'' he said. "Come with me, two or three of you, and we will see." Mark, Jack and Paul went with "'him, others remain ing at the side of the road awaiting Dick's signal. Riding on, the boys saw a man standing on a pine stump addressing the crowd about him. will not answer for your safety if you do not." "Don't let 'em git erway, hang ther redcoats, hang tiler thief!" Then they made a rush for the cabin. The iedcoats escaped by the rear dbor, sprang upon their horses and took to the woods. Hank Wolf hid in a :ittle cellar under the cabin, where he was not found. _ The settlers broke open the desks, scattered the nauers. tore down the placards, and were even ready to set fire to the cabin. "Don't do that," said Dick : "It no doubt belongs to so:ne one and is a decent dwelling." "It hain't b'en lived in fur er year or more," said one. "Well, th,ere is no need to destroy it. Drive out the coats and Hessians and show yourselves to be true Amen-cans." , "They's ernother recruitin' station down ther road erbout er mile," said one. "Let's bust that up, too." "All right, !e's do et." Away went the mob of angry set.tier s , their tone quite changed by Dick's appeal. Then Dick entered the log cabin and said in a loud voice: "Get out of this district, Wolf, while you can. We don't make wa1 on helpless men. but you may find others who will not have the same considerations." Then Dick went out, and a few moments later the Tory outlaw was seen making his way toward the woods. CHAPTER XVII. • A DISAPPOINTMENT. They caught the gleam of scarlet uniforms also back of The whole party now set off in another direction to see if the crowd. they could learn anything of the enemy. "Redcoats," said Mark. After riding some distance, the boys suddenly came across "Yes, but I don't think there are very many of them." three or four men on horseback. "Who is that fellow on the stump?" asked Paul. "Seems The latter, seeing the boys, suddenly turned their horses to me he looks familiar." and scurried away. "Who do you think he is?" "After them!" cried Dick. !'They know something and "Why, I declare, I believe it is Hank Wo'lf I" , we must catch them." "Right. I wondered whether you would know him or not." The men dartea off in different directions with half a The boys rode on till within a dozen yards of the log d'ozen b6ys after each. house without being noticed. They were all captured and brought before Dick. It was indeed Hank Wolf on the stump, although in a Questioned separately, the men all told the same i>tory. somewhat batte1ed condition. Tarleton was about six miles distant with not a very large He supported himself with a stick and had one arm in force, his men being scattered on recruiting service. a . sling as he spoke. "We will hold these men till can we s1"Prise "Look at me!" he shouted. "I was er able-bodied man said Dick. er month ergo an' look at me. Who done et? Rebels! "That's all right," said Bob. "We don't want. to hang "Yes, sir, then persecutin' rebels done et, an' I call on all them, but we don't want to let them go so that they can tell loyal subjects ter jine inter ther king's army an' drive 'em Tarleton we are after him." . . . out'n ther kentry." The Liberty Boys returned with their pnsoners, and Lee "Were you ever in it, Hank Wolf?" asked Dick, as hej and Pickens questioned them.


'18 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT TAE,RANT'S TAVERN. It-.was . decided to surprise Tarleton at and Dick Slater and his Liberty Boys went along. , Dick was greatly praised for what he had done toward breaking up the recruiting service and also for his c;i.pture of the four men. . ' "If they had not acted so suspiciously they might have passed without question!' D ic k said. Their very running away convinced him that they knew something, and he therefore pursued and captured them. The patriots now hurried on and presently came upon a patriot farmer who said: "Ye"1e ergoinf arter ther redcoats, I. reckon?" "Yes," said Dick, who was in -the advance. " . Waal, Cunnel Tarleton is on'y about three• miles off, an' his hosses air unsaddled an' he ain't sui;pectin' notJhi11'." "Good!" said Dick, and the word was passed to the com manders. They .hurried on, but at the end of three miles did not see Tarleton, but did see evidences of his having gone on. . Dick and half a dozen of the boys rode ahead to recon-noiter. ' They presently reached a farmhouse, and Die)!: said: "Quick! There are two or three redcoats now. Forward!" On dashed the boys. The redcoats saw them, ran out of the house sprang into their saddles and hurried away. "Don't let them escape, boys," said Dick. I At 00.ce Mark, Jack and Paul were at his side, urging their horses at full speed. The redcoats were ncit so well mounted and were speedily overtaken. / They were soon captured, and proved to belong;, to Tarleton's staff. They had remained behind to settle with the people of the fai-mhouse for some supplies furnished to the detachment. If they had been . satisfied to attend to this business and go all woulp. have been well. -They remained to eat and drink and make merry with the farmer's daughters, however, which resulted in their capture. 1 Tar1eton had gone on, they said, but would halt for the night at a distance of six miles. Lee and Pickens were more eager than ever tJo push on and no time was lost. ' "It's our turn now to ' surp1ise Tarleton," said Bob, "and we want to ,make up for the chase he gave us." The Libertv Boys were mounted, as were the men of Lee's legion, but Picken s's men were not, and consequently the advance could not be •as rapid as if all had been mountJed. They pushed on as rap\dly as possible, however, hoping to surprise Tarleton. Lee and his legion and Dick Slater and . his Liberty Boys were in the advance and,. 'were riding on rapidly, when Dick saw a body of mounted men riding ahead of them. It was dusk, and as Dick and the boys came up the others hailed them with loud acclamations. . " They were loyalists in quest of Tarleton and oook the legion for 'the redcoats. ' Lee 'favored mistake and at once began taking measures for capturmg the royalist,s. Then some of .them discovered the infantry and gave the alarm. There were some four hundred of the loyalists under tihe command of a Colonel EYle. The loyalists fired, and at on . ce Lee and his 'legion and the Liberty Boys charged. The royalists were routed with mu6h loss. and Colonel Pyle took refuge in the thickets, being wounded. Night came on rapidly, and the attack on Tarleton was 1eferred untJil morning, ma,ny of the troops being g;reatly fatigued. Tarleton forded the river before sunri,sef, however, and es caped, much to tl:te disappointment 1Jf the Liberty . . "Well, better luck next ime, boys," said Dick, and they were/ satisfied. . TaHeton's rec111iting service was broken up, and he had joined Cornwallis. Greene was gathering his forces for an atJtack upon Corn wallis, who found himself in a hostile country and was con:;idering a retreat. The Liberty Boys were now on one of the affluents of the Haw, awaiting instructions from Greene and looking over the grou:ad on their own account. .... One day, when they were waiting, Dick and a number of the boys set off 011 a scouting expedition. r Reaching a log cabin back from the road, they found the peoIJle greatly excited. A middle-aged man came forward and said: "I 'spects yer'd run down thieves an' robbers an' kidnabbers ther same as yer would redcoats, wouldn't yer, cap ting?" "Yes," answered Dick, "and we have often done so." "There':; er pesky Tory skunk what's been eround here an' I'd like ter ketch him amazin'." "What has he done?" "He's runned off wlth my gal," said a woman, coming forward; ".iesu kidnabbed her without askin' leave nor nothin'." "Do you know the man?" "I dunno him m'self, but some er ther neighbors does, an' they say they seen hint ergoin' off with hel' jest now toward ther mountings." "Who is he?" "They calls him Hank Wolf, but he ain't. er wolf e1tall, he's er pesky; skunk. He hain't got ther grit of er wolf." "How old is your daughter?" "She's goin' on sixteen, an' she's er likely gal, ef I do say et m'self • . what shouldn't." "Which way did he go?" "Yonder, they say," pointing to the hills. "Very good. Come along, boys; we'll see if we can find him." There were a dozen in the party, including Mark, Jack, Paul, the two Harrys, Ben, Sam and Will Freeman. They set off au once at good speed. Wolf will do these things once too often," declared Mark. "These rough men won't stand any fooling," added Jack, "and Wolf ought to know as much." "'T'(iev'll make short work of him if they catch him," said Paul. "I know how it is down where I live." As the boys rode on they heard of men having gone after the Tory and were directed which road t;o take. At last the road grew so bad that they had' to dismount . . Three or four boys were left to look after the horses while the rest pushed on. As they went on over rocks and fallen trees and through brush and brier they heard shots. They hurried on and heard more shots and loud shouts. "They have cornered the villains," said Dick. "We must make haste." • "If• tJ;iey catch the villain before we get there, they will settle him quickly," declared Mark. More shots were heard, and the boys hurried on. Reacbing a level tract at the top of a steep and rough path, they saw a number of men coming forward . Among them was a young ,.;irl of about the age that the settler had said his daughter was. Dick hurried forward and met the men. Some of them went on with the young' girl. "Well?" said Dick. "That is the young woman that was carried off?" "Yus, an' we got ther feller all right. We thought it best ter send ther gal on." "Where is Wolf?" "Ther boys has got hin1. They'll be here dreckly. Yer, wasn't wan tin' see him, was yer?" "No, only to help rescue the girl. You got aheac\ of us, but then you had word of it first." Just then more shots were heard and a perfect roar of shouts. . In a few minutes a number of, men appeared, coming from among a cluster of trees. They came forward, and one of them said: "We hung 'em an' then riddled 'em with bullets ter make sure. Now ther wolves an' buzzards kin have "So that is the end o:l' Hank Wolf, is it?" asked Dick. "Yus, capting. Did you all ' know him?" "We have been after him more than once for his evil deeds, but he always escaped." "Waal, he won't git erway now, an' ef we ketch enny more er his gang, we'll settle 'em ther same way." The Liberty Boys left the region shortly afterward. meet ing the enemy in several skirmishes and finally in the battle of Guilford Court House. Paul Howes remained with them till the end of the war and became more and more liked. Next week's issue will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS' DRUM BEAT; OR, CALLING OUT THE PATRIOTS." r


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. -19 FROM ALL POINTS ENGINEER FOILS BANDITS HOW TO BE THRIFTY A nervy .on. and Ohio train The thrifty spend more than the N o .. 57, Detroit to Crncmnati, foiled an attempted thrifts ( tram robbery near Lima, Ohio, early the other I It is 'to the adventage of every merchant to preach day, as well prevented what appeared sure to be thrift as rrlu6h as possible among their patrons. a bad wreck if he had obeyed the orders of the hold-It must never be forgotten that thrift do es not up men, according to of train crew and consist in hoarding or hiding money awef and not / . . . using it. That is a very thriftless thing to do with . e tram was prepanng to take a sidmg near money. Thrift consists in spending mbney. The Lima to allo:v train No. 58, Cincinnati to Detroit, to thrifty man spends as much or more money than pass, to these statements. Four men, who the extravagant man. But HE SPENDS IT FOR A were m hidmg, crept _out and uncoupled the train DIFFERENT CLASS OF . ' froJ? the locomotive, but failed to the the long run the thrifty people spend more They demanded that the engmeer pull his money than the spendthrifts, because they have more engme away from there. The engineer refused, but did give the train a jerk, the safety chain standing the pull. The train crew, knowing that No. 58 had _ not passed, rushed out when the train began to move and drove off the bandits with revolvers. IT TOOK A SEARCH . OF NEARLY TWENTY YEARS ' E.G. McNeal, of. Des Moines, has found his daughter, for whom he has been _searching for ;nearly twenty years, and recently the father and daughter left' Omaha for the McN eal home in Des Moines. While the discovery and reconciliation was made last January, it was not made public until recently. Mc;N eal and his wife separated in 1896, while living in Seneca, Kan.. Two months later a little girl was born. Three years afterward Mrs. McN eal died. On her death bed she wrote McNeal a letter telling him a family by the name of Filkins had adopted the child. money.,. _ Take, for instance, one man who practices prudent economy and another who is thriftless, re ceiving the same sal a ry. The first will spend $900 a year living. He has $100 left from his salary of $1,000 a year. He puts this in War S avings Stamps. , The second man spends $1,000 each year for_ his living expense. He has nothing left over. The first man and the second spend the same amount in the first year, but -at the end of the Jirst year ,the thrifty man will collect his interest on the $100 invested in securities, which pay him no less thah $4.25. This he will add to his second year's making $1,004.25. Having planted the seed of e,conorny, he will un doubtedly practice and cultivate the same 1frugality he did the year before, but this time he has $1,004.25 to spend. It leaves him $104.25 to invest. And so on will this scheme of affairs continue. During the third and every succeeding year the difference in amount spent l::/Y these two men will grow greater as long as they keep their old habitswith respect to thrift. In January of this year McN eal came to Omaha to start a Belgian clothing campaign. In the Paxton Hotel cafe he was waited' upon by a woman whose face seemed familiar. He asked the manager of the hotei about her, secured her address ---------------..,....--------i and called to see her. Her name w,as Mrs. Maubeta Warner! Maubeta' was the name of the little daughter whom McNeal had never seen. Mrs. Warner resembled the dead Mrs. McN eal to such an extent that McN'eal was sure she was his daughter. . But McNeal lacked proof. This he found in a few days in an Omaha newspaper, published in 1896, in which the story was told of the adoption of Mau beta McN eal to the Filkins family. McNeaI has just completed trac . ing the little girl intothe present Mrs;'Warner. TAKE NOTICE TO WRIT}': SCENARIOS-READ THE NEW TEXT BOOK SCENARIOS How To Write Them , . OUT TO-DAY On oil news-stands and ha all book stores OUT TO-DAY It 60 LeSsons ' Price 35 Cents a Copy IIunflreds 1or men and women all over the country ma.king thoU.sand.s ot dtH ln.rH writing W>otoplay& for the flbn If you hove any talent as a c'.(fmposer of p tots, you can do the same by selling scenarios. There is nn need to take leAsons. 'VOlumt" shows exactly how ft.lm play s are explains all tecl1nlca.l terms, gives a list of buyers, points out errorA in and carefully dostrlbes everything-a wrJte r needs to know to Jtet into the scenario writing business. IN ADDITION, IT CONTAINS Instructions to become a movmc picture a.etor or describe• thP cinema cam.era and exposes ma:oy of1 the st&J:'tlinc trick pictnrea thrown qn the screen . DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO EARN EASY M0NEY Add.-....s: L. SENARENS, Zlt SeTenth Avenne, N"w N. Y. I


2U THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. The Travels of . Tom Train OR HUNTING DOWN HIS ACCUSER By RALPH MORTON (A SERIAL STORY} CHAPTER III. TOM TRAIN STARTS ON THE TRAIL OF HIS ACCUSER -AN ADVENTURE IN CHICAGO. I I \ Down they went, and Tom Train walked quietly, but rapidly, out of the alley. He was free! Pulling his hat down over his eyes, Tom made his way at a quick pace to the nearest corner, and there boarded a street car that would take him close to his uncle's home. While riding along in the car he thought over the plan of action sketched by the friendly doorman, and came to the conclusion that it was . about the best that he could follow. It was e asy to understand that Harvey Dale would not care to work very hard i he had a thous\11d dollars i n his possession, and it seemed highly probable that he would betray himself in some way in connection with the money, as the doorm a n suggested. If he left the city Tom could follow him, and a secret watch would no doubt bring something to light that would expose the rascal and lay bare his villainy. Tom found his uncle at home, and at once laid the whole story before him, and asked what he should do. "Your friend has laid out the right course to pursue, " at once said his uncle, "and you had better get ove r to Jersey City at once. Here is the address of a small hotel in a side street, not far from the ferry, and there you must stay until you hear from me or the doorman. I've got nothing to do with my time and will see your policeman friehd, a,nd work with him in the matter, and we can let you know promptly when anything occurs. You can register as John Jones, of Boston, and if either of us telephones to :JOU we will ask for you by that name. and you can come ' to the telephone booth and talk to us." "Had I better go home and tell my mother about this?" " No; you can leave that to me, and you can also leave it to me to send such clothing as you may need to the hotel for John Jones. If your enemy leaves the city I will come over and tell you, and will sup ply you with enough money to follow him wherever he goes. You are an honest boy and my namesake, and I'm going to see you through this matter if it takes my last dollar. " "Thank you , uncle, " gratefully said the boy, and then he shook hands with his excellent relative and left the house. An hour later he was in the little hotel .in Jersey City that his uncle had picked out for him, and was on the register as John Jones, of Boston. Then began a time of weary waiting for the boy. Two passed by, and then he was called to the telephone and heard the voice of the doorman. "Our man has thrown up his job. That is the first step, and you ma.y expect to hear from me soon again/' said the doorman. " He doesn't suspect that he is being W3itched, and he is starting out to enjoy his money. He w ent out for a good time last night and had it. You'll probably hear from us to-mor row." Tom laid down the receive r with a nore hop()ful feeling in his heart, fo r he c o uld s ee . that hi s enemy was beginning to act as the doorman had said he would. The next day he was called to the telephone again. This time it was his uncle who spoke: "Be in readiness to start when you get word. Our man has bought a lot of new clothing and a hand some traveling bag, and evidently means to take some sort of a trip." Tom got everything in readiness to start at short notice, and impatiently waited for further news. It came the following day in the person of his uncle, who walked into his room at the hotel and said: "All ready, Tom?" "Yes, but what is new? " "Harvey Dale bought a ticket for San Francisco and started on his journey about an hour ago. He is going by way of Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapo lis, Seattle and Portland, and your doorman friend found out that he intends to stop over in Chicago, for he learned that he had engaged a room at the Palmer House." "I'm ready," said the boy, and caught up , his valise. "Wait," said his uncle, drawing forth a roll of bills. "Here are a little over a thousand dollars for expenses, and as your enemy is not likely to possess mor. e it will probably be sufficient. However,


, THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 21 you find yourself running out of money you can wire me, and I can always cable whatever amount may be necessary to carry you on. Your train starts within an hour from now, so you will probably catch sight of your foe in Chicago. I n eed hardly tell you to keep out of his sight, so that h e may not be frightened off." "Uncle Tom," earnestly said the boy, " when I think of what' Harvey Dale has done to me I only feel the desire to meet him face to face and alone, so that I can take the villain by the throat and choke a confession from his lips. Let me get my hands on him, and I'll stake my life that he'll tell the truth!" His strong hands clenched with the intensity of his feelings, and his uncle looked admiringly at his powerful frame. "Well, make him talk any way you can," he said, "but don't let your resentment defeat you. Come along to the station." An hour later Tom Train was on his way to the West. When he arrived in Chicago he at once went to the Palmer House, and looked over the register. There he saw Dale's name, and asked if he was in his room. "No," said the clerk. "His key is hanging up, so he could not be there." Tom walked into the barroom, and glanced from under the pulled-down brim of his slouch hat around the place, but did not see hi s enemy, and then he walked to the door of the billiard room and looked in there. Dale was not to be seen, and the boy won dered what to do next. There were two nice looking and handsomely dressed young fellows of about nineteen or twenty playing pool at a table close to the door, and one of them, while making a shot, caused the cue ball to leap from t,he table. It came straight in Tom's direction, and he cleverly caught it and handed it over to the player, as the latter ran up to him. " Thanks, " said the player,' in an amiable manner, and then he glanced at Tom again and said: "We are New York boys, and there iS something about you that makes me think you are one, also." There was something so genial and friendly about the manner of the other that Tom smiled back at him and admitted that he was a New Yorker, and then he away and back to the vicinity of the desk, where he took up a position where he could see without being seen, and waited. He had been there about half an hour when he saw the two young New Yorkers coming along the corridor from the direction of the billiard room, and with them was a man of about thirty, who was talk-ing to them. " Where have I seen that man's face? " muttered Tom, looking hard at the companion of the two young men. He tried vainly to recall something about the man, but was entirely at fault until thel fatter burst into a shrill, cackling sort of laugh, just as the three were passing out of the main en trance. •Now I know him, " s aid the boy, and started afte r them with rapid strides, overtaking them upon the s idewalk in front of the hotel. Putting himself fairly in their path, Tom said: "Cackling Bill, you can't work your game on these young men." All three cam e to a halt, and the two young men stared in surprise. The man's face grew dark with rage, and he raised his clench e d fist in a threatening manner. '' You young upstart1 what do you mean by stop ping me in the ? " h e cried, arni struck at Tom. The latter blocked the blow with eas e , and, dis daining to use his fist on the fellow, str uck him an open-handed slap on the side of the head that made his teeth rattle in his jaws, and sent him staggering half a dozen feet away. 1 • I mean that you are Cackling Bill, confidence man and g e neral sw i ndler and crook," said Tom, "and if you are in a position to deny it you can come with me to the nearest police station and let the police say whether I am right or wrong." Quite a crowd had gathered by this time to see what the trouble was, and when a policeman pushed his way throug h the mass the confidence man gave Tom one black look and slipped quickly away. "We had b etter go back into the hotel," said Tom to the two young men, and led the way. When the lobby was reached the two youthful New Yorkers turned to the young athlete with outstretched hands: ''It is evident that you have saved us from some dirty trap," said the one who had spoken to Tom in the billiard room; "and until we know rnore about it we can only thank you. My name is Phil Merri weather, and this is my cousin and chum, Arthur Morrison. That fellow came up and called us by name, said he had met us in New York, and men tioned the names of friends of ours as friends of his and we never suspected him of being a crook. He' said he was going out to have a good time, and asked us to come along and help him to spend his money, and as we were strange in the city we were glad to meet him. He certainly knew the names of some of ?ur friends, and we had no reason to sus pect him." ''It is part of his business to find out from con federates in different dties something about people who register from a distance," said '.J'om. "My father was a New York detective, and pointed him out to me about three years ago. I did not place him until I heard his cackling laugh, which gives him his peculiar name. He would have swindled and then blackmailed you." "Say," said Phil Merriweather, " suppose we go to my room, sit down, and learn all about each other?" An idea flashed through Tom Train's mind. (To be continued.)


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. I GOOD READING OFFICER SHOULD HA VE SEARCHED HIMSELF. While on her way home from Lumberport, where she had been visiting relatives, Virginia Ash, twelve year-old daughter of the Rev. H. R. Ash, of Montana Mines,, Fairmont, W. Va., was stopped by a prohibition officer, who insisted on searching her suitcase. Finding nothi.i1.g but articles of clothing, ttle officer apologized to the little girl, saying: "I was looking for whis k ey." "Judging from the smell of' your breath," said the little girl, " you must have found it somewhere." The story wa s told b y passengers on the same interurban car who arrived in this city. I in the Hackensack Hospital in a precarious condi tion. The heavy truck skidded on the wet asphalt pavement and jumped the curb. The tree withstood the shock of the crash. One of four soldiers from Camp Merritt riding in an automobile which ran into the tree about a year ago was instantly killed. Everett Van Buskirk, twenty-two, of East Siddle River, died twenty minutes after his lmotorcycle and an automobile came into collision almost in front of the big tree. AN INDIAN'S STRATAGEM Among the many interesting stories told by members of the C a n adian mounted police is one MILL GIRLS GRIEVE that has to do with the cle v ernes s of an Indian. ' When Willi a m Kanouse, aged 80 years, died at the One snowy morning a band of Crees awoke to find home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Wentz, Palmer-that about a dozen of their ponies had been stoleft Pa., there were sighs and tears from the silk during the night. A band to go in pursuit was im mill girls of Palmerton, because for years he came mediately organized, and in the course of an hour out of his home every morning to bid "good morn-the trail was struck. The band follawed it for ing" en route to work. He greeted them, too, on thirty miles o r mo r e till .it entered a river, and their return home in the evening. headed for a 'little wooded island. They missed him sadly when sickness prevented Smoke was rising from the trees, and an open-him from greeting them with his cheerfulness, and ing, apparently the mouth of a cave, was in plain during his long illness the girls knitted socks, sweat-view. Presently a Piegan India n showed himself ers and ties for him and on one occasion purchased in front of the opening. At his h e els was a dog. him a suit of clothes. Pretty soon t h e dog sc ented the Crees, who were . When h e t he y placed a wreath of flowers on lyin g low, and began growling and barking. The his funeral bier. Piegan looked up, glanc ed about him for a moment and then instantly entere d the cave. In about ten INDIAN BURIAL GROUND s e cond s, anot h e r Piegan came r oqnd the rocks and Beneath the root s of two large oak trees two In-1 also went in; then another, and another and andian skulls and othe r bones of the human body were other. The Crees l a y s ilent l y in the bushes, count found by workmen leveling mounds in the city park ing, till upward of fifty Piegans had come round on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Minn. the rocks and gone into the cave, and still they kept The skul1 and bone s were badly decayed but coming. Each carried a rifle. the teeth were in fair ly good condition Charcoal When at last seventy men had disappeared in the in large quantities was found in the vicinity of the cave, the superstitious and cautious Crees con bones, which indicates that the place was an Indian eluded that the evil spirit had something to do burial pyre, old residents say. . with it. So thoroughly were they filled with this It is believe d tha t b eneath the mound may be idea that even when re-enforcements came, which found many more bodies, but the worlanen merely was in a few hours, they were reluctant to attack removed the top earth and with the exception of a that island. few bo n es which were gathered by souvenir seekers, That night, however, one Cree, less credulous the skeletons we r e again buried. than the others, crossed over the ice to investigate. On approaching the supposed cave, he found that it "DEAD MAN'S TREE" was no cave at all, but simply an opening leading "Dead Man's Tree," a big maple 100 yea r s old, at some ten feet into the rock, where it made a turn the side of "Dead Man's Curve," on the Franklin and came out on the other side. turnpike, just no rth of the Mansion House at Hoho-There was the remnant of a single camp-fire, thP kus, N. J., figured in another casualty the other day, _ ponies wer e gon e and ,not ::i,n Indian was in sight .. when Samuel Pareemes, of Newark, Jost control The ingenious Piegan thief, by making the circuit five-ton truck laden with produce and it crashed of the passage, and the end of the island seventy into the tree, hurling him out, breaking two of his times, had so deceived his pursuers as to gain th". ribs injuring him internally. Pareemes is now time necessary for his escape


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. -23 I INTERESTING 1-lRTICLES LEFT $3,000 TO HER EMPLOYER Josei:hine Muller, who died on May 30 last, left her savmgs of $3,000 to Mrs. Margarita S. McLellan, of 1752 West Tenth Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., in whose home she was employed as a servant for nine years. She told her employer she had no relative in this country except a cousin, of whom she had lost trace. BATS ELIMINATE MALARIA . can be eliminated. The mosquito alone is responsible. . T!ie surest method of ridding the earth of mosquitoes is propagating the bat." are the of Dr. Charles A. R. mosqmto extermmator and protector of the bat. He is the originator of the only municipal bat roost in the world, at San Antonio, Texas, which will accom modate 250,000 bats, and already has about 35,000 guests. • Through_ the efforts of Dr. Campbell the city of San Antomo passed, June 8, 1914, an ordinaJ!e prohibiting the killing of bats, and on March 10, 1917, Texas passed the first law in the world which pro tects the bat. Since the erection of the municipal bat roost at San Antonio and the original bat roost built by Dr. C_ampbell at Mitchell Lake malaria has practically disappeared from the territory. " J GALVESTON SHIP C!}:ANNEL with cargoes of sisal or sugar. Imports in June in cluded a shipload of yello w corn from the Argentine, which it is said was mar keted at several cents less per bushel than similar quality American corn is bringing qn the home market. A Japanese steamship company soon inaugurate direct service to Galveston, it has been nounced. Another company will run ships regularly from here to the west coast of South America via the Panama Canal. • NEW THINGS An adjustable sub-frame bas been invented by. an Ohio man to enable a standard type of motor truck body to be fitted to trucks of different widths and lengths. Following extensive study of the subject, a Scotch scientist has decided that nO" trees are immune to lightning and that one kind is struck as often as another. For the comfort of the occupants of bnck seats of automobiles winding shields have been patented formed of wings of glass that can be adj ustedt in any desired position. In experimenting with soap bubbles an English s cientist developed ap?;)aratus that blew them large 1.nd substantial enough to be used as backgrounds photographs. To help support the spines of men who have to stoop over at their work an inventor has patented a sort of spring harness that is attached to the shoulders and hips. • The work of dredging the....ehanne1 frb:rn the Q-l of Mexico harbor to the authorized depth of 35 feet , mean low tide, will start soon, according to Colone1 Spencer Crosby, United States Army engineer in charge of the Galveston district. The channei, six miles lo , at intervals varies one to two feet from the authorized depth. The deep sea dredge Galves ton, one of the largest ever constructed, with a hopSome Vienna theatres do without ushers by mountper capacity of 2,850 cubic yards, will be used. Vesing electric lights in such positions that they illumi sels of 25 feet draught will be able to enter the nate the numbers on seats as long as the latter are harbor at high tide when the dredging is finished, unoccupied. and vessels of 32 and 33 feet draught will be able • to enter in safety at all times. For cleaning between the teeth a pocket-size con-The harbor of Galveston has begun to resume the tainer for dental floss has been invented with a busy aspect of pre-war times. As many as twenty-bracket on top to hold a piece of the floss while it :(ive ocean-going vessels may be seen loading and disis being used. "" charging cargoes. Before the war, however, sixty----two seagoing steamers have been in the harbor at the same time, port facilities offer berths for but sixty. During"'\the war practically all shipping business was suspended. While the chief export cotton, it is said more than 1,000,000 bushels of wheat, chiefly for England, will have moved through this port in the month of June. A number of ships have loaded with cargoes for Mexican and American ports this month, and will return Year rings on the scales of fish are used in Nor way and France to determine the age of sardines, whether they have reached their full growth and when they will spawn. ,---A recent patent covers fl shoe to cure ..cold feet, a heated plate being inserted and the heat being re tained by the close-fitting construction of the ankle of the shoe.


f 24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. ONE STORMY NIGH'l' By D. W. Ste vc;-is . J happened to glance along the lawn, when a flying I figure attracted my attention. There was a vivid I flash of lightning at the moment, and I could plainly see a female form running along by a rustic seat When the village. of Frankfort was still an outI near 'an old, withered tree. . of-town suburb of Philade . phia I paid a visit to the The woman was ma.kmg away from the public former place in search of a hobl burglar whom I and .she was runnmg toward GermaBtown, but had followed from New York City not ma direct path . . . Mose Randall was the man's name but he was I made after her as fast as I could, but without also known by several aliases in different cities. uttering a single cry to attract the attention of he Feeling that I was on the track of my man, I refiremen. solved to put up at the tavern for the night and sally I was on her before she heard my footsteps, out in the morning in search of him. and she hastened on the faster, as she cried: The rascal had just robbed a jewelry store on "Mercy, mercy! Has the wretch escaped after all? Broadway, and he had shot the proprietor, who had Oh, how can I save my dear child?" interrupted him in his work , "Don't be alarmed, madam," I cried, "for I will The wounded man lived long , enough to give us a not injure you or your child." • fair description of his mu;rderer, who wore a red As I spoke,., I took the child from the woman's flannel shirt and a slouched hat, and who spoke in arms, pressed her hand, and we turned to retrace very squeaking tones. 'our steps. As it was announced in th.e papers the "For goodness' sake, don't go near that house," was found dead in his store, the murderer was not she gasped, as an expression of horror swept over aware that the d e tectives had a description of him. her face. "Did you see him? Were you at the fire?" While sitting in the . barroom, listening to the wild "Who are you speaking about? Calm yourself, storm without, the cry "Fire! fire!" burst on my and lean on my arm. We will not go near the house. ears. Yes; I saw a man at the window on the top floor." Two men in the room, who were members , of a "Did you know him?" local company, instantly rushed ot in the storm. "I did. It was a man I was. looking for at the Bemg a fireman myself at the time, the magic time." WQrds aroused me to action, and out I rushed with ''What for?" them. "To arrest him for burglary and murder." AwaY. toward Germantown a bright light ap"Burglary and murder! Oh, why didn't I know peared m the sky; and one of the firemen sung out: that this evening! Was it a crime to kill such a a dollar 'tis the strange widow's house is wretch?" . . ,, _ "That depends on circumstances. No one killed " I. thmk so, too , responded the other .man. Mose Randall, however. He perished in the flames." Here comes the engme. Rattle her along lively, W h d th t t F kf t fellows! " reac e e avern a ran or as soon as I seized the rope of the fire-engine with the men, possible, and I procured a war:n parlor on the first and we were soon rattling along toward the fire with floor for the woman and her child. . some dozen others Jane Vane was born and brought up ma ConnecAs we neared the house on . fire on.e of the men ticut and parents were people. from the tavern cried: At the age of eighteen she went to hve rn Brook" I knew it was the strange widow's house, and we lyn, where she had relatives, who promised to assist can't save a timber of it, fellers!" her. Yet the firemen set about the work, while one of Very soon after the young woman became acthem cried out: quainted with a clever young policeman, named John "Where's the young widow and her child? :By Powers, and they were soon married. jiminy, Ned,'they must be in the house yet." Just one year after their marriage John Powers At that nfoment a terrified face appeared at a was shot and killed by a burglar whom he was trying third-story window and a squeaking voice cried out to arrest, and the murderer was never caught. to qs: The young widow became housekeeper for an old "Fellers, I'm a goner if you don't get a ladder up widower in Harlem, who soon commenced to make to me." love to her. I recognized the face and the voice on the instant, Among the guests at the old fellow's house was a for Mose Randall was the man in 'the burning house. man in the prime of life who hailed from PhiladelAnd it looked as if the rascal was not to grace the phia. gallows, as his rescue appeared to be impossible. This man pretended to be a person of means, and "How did Mose Randall happen to be in the burnwhen he fell in love with Jane and offered to marry ing building ? Who is th\s strange widow they speak her she consented. about?" ' By the merest accident she discovered that he was Moving ar01.1nd to the back of the house alone, I a professional burglar, and she then became thot-


I _THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 25 c;mghly disgusted with him and insisted on leaving him. Then Mose Ranr\all swore that he would kill her little son if she put on any airs with him. Soon after the1.exposure the gang of burglars, of which Mose was second in command, hired the old house and"property near Frankfort, and Jane was placed there with her son. She was compelled to announce that she was a widow of s ome means desiring a quiet home; and her only companions were an old colored man and his wife, who were the sworn servants of the bur glars. Jane was not long in the place before she discov ered that the old widower of Harlem was the leader of the burglars, and she soon met him there also. The old rascal commenced to make love to her at once ,telling her that her marriage with Mose Ran dall was a mock affair, and offering to make her his eal wife and set her up in a good home in New York City or Brooklyn. "I will shut the wretch in there, set the house on fire, and escape with my dear boy . " At that moment a tremendous peal of thunder shook the house to the foundations, the lightning flashed furiously a,n instant before, and then there was a crash of a falling chimney. Springing to the door, the young woman turned on the spring lock, as she cried, in half-m? . dd e n c d tones: "Die-die, you hateful wretch! Now to escap.e _ with JJaby !'' After she had told her story, Jane asked me, ' eagerly: "And do you consider my crime a terrible one now?" ' "l don't imagine that a jury will convict you, pro viding they believe your story as I do." "Then what will 'You do with me?" Before I could answer, a window-pane was broken in with a crash, and then a pistol shot rang out above the howling of the storm outside. I sprang t,oward the window on the instant, draw ing my pistol and firing as I advanced, discharging two shots in rapid succession. Then the young woman became furious, and she hreatened to leave the wretch at once. Another shot was fired by the person outside the "You can go if you like," was the reply, "but j'OU window and a ball struck me on the forehead. ust leave the boy after you. If you attempt to b<' Staggering back, I fell to the floor, but conscious-ray us he will die as sure as fate." ness did not leave me, although I was Romewhat The poor creature was subdued again, as she could dazed . ot bear the thought of being separated from her I had scarcely touched the floor when Jane was oy. . over me, and dragging the rev9lver from my grasp, Jane was brooding over her miserable position, she cried: , hen she gained strength of mind to attempt an "l will kill the wretch who has slain my boy." scape with her boy, saying to herself: Out into the yard she sprung, and then over the "Why can I not go down to the city and then get fence, and I made after her as fast as I could, while n . to the We st? I can hide there somewhere. I cansome of the people in the tavern ran after me, send ot stand this miserable life any longer." ing up shouts of alarm. Acting on the impulse, the young woman packed a We had not proceeded far from the tavern whe n ew thing s in a carpet-bag, secured some money and two pistol shots rang out, followed by a yell of mor ewels, and hastened down to take the stage at the tal agony. rillage. "I hit the villain!" cried the frantic woman, as It was a vain hope. she dash e d toward a man lying prostrate on the side She was getting out of the stage with her boy, of the road. "If he's not dead, I'll finish him for fhen a rough-hand grabbed her arm and a squeaking shooting my dear boy." oice whispered into her ear: She was soon bending over the prostrate man and "I will kill that brat this instant if you don't come aiming the revolver at his head, as she cried: ack with me without making a row." "Who are you, wretch? Mercy on me, but it is She was beaten again. Mose Randall!" "You can't escape while I live. If you attempt to It was Mose Randall, and the villain's career was et away again I will take that brat from you and closed forever. eep him where you'll never find him. I am a hunted We bore the .agitated woman back to room an at present and I must remain here nder cover where her wounded boy was lying. or some time. See that you make it as pleasant for A doctor was sent for, and the poor creature was e as possible." placed in a bed, while her boy was laid on a sofa. "How will I make away with the infamous The little fellow was all right in a few weeks, but retch?" she asked herself. "I will look for a pistol it was full a year after before his fond mother could nd shoot him." recognize him. Laying her child on his bed, as he was sound asleep, Jane recovered her natural state of mind eventuhe stole out to looR for a weapon, as w,ell as to watch ally, and she lived to see her son a prosperous man. • ose Randall's actions. I could not imagine how Mose Randall escaped When the young woman saw the rascal entering from the0burning building. . is room a sudden idea took possession of her mind, It was one of the many mysteries that could never nd she said to herself: be cleared up.


26 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 .... Eighty-fiveminers and five t0pmen were thrown out of wo r k w h e n Mine Examiner George Granger of the N e w National Coal ordered the mine T clo s eq b e c a use of the odor from the C;ravelly Valley r--------------------... hog farm near Belleville, Mo., is sucked down NEW YORK, JULY 25, 1919. TERMS TO ;:: _ :.:.;c RIBERS Slncle Coples.. . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06 Cents One Copy Three l\I o n t hs............................ . 75 C ents. One Six l\Ionths . . . ............ . ... ........... $ 1.50 One opy One Year ...................•.......• , . . . S . 00 P 0 3 T A GE FREE HOW TO SEND MO,'EY-A.t our risk send P. ,O. M oney Check or Letter ; r em lttnnce a in any other "ay are flt rour risk . " e a cc e p t Postage Stam p s the same a s cash. Whe n s ei;idl n g si!Ycr " mp t h e C o i n i n a se p a r a t e piece of paper t o avoid c u tting the env e l o p e. 'Vrite your n a m e and address plainly. A ddress ! otters to N. Hastings WoHI', Pres. ] FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher E . Byrne. Treas. r • Charles E. Nylander, sen. l 168 West 23d St., N. Y. ' GOOD CURRENT NEWS ARTICLES When Jacob Brook overflowed two pigs owned by ' Dr. J. H. McNaughton were swept away and to all appearances drowned. The physician recalled that 'Yhen he was president of the village he had purchased pulmotor to be used by the fire fighters, so he sent m a hurry call for the life saving apparatus. %inking human lives were at stake, the village :::moke eaters made a recor

• THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 27 A FE TV GOOD ITEMS PRI30NERS GOOD FARMERS • I CANAL ZONE DID MORE THAN ITS DUTY .. The prisoners in the Delaware County Jail, MeThe Canal Zone quota . of $1, ma, Pa., have proved themselves to be good farm'000,000 in the Victory Loan by nearly $500,000. ers and gardeners with the result that last year, All the previous loans were also heavily oversub according to the annual report, they raised on the scribed. two farms and truck pqtches, $13,115.85 worth of In the absence qf any chance to engage in political vegetables, which were sold. This amount does not campaigns, the Zonites used these loan campaigns include the vegetables raised for their own consumpto organize big rallies and to get up speechmaking tion. and processions to remind them of home. There Warden George W. Allen, who supervises the was much com.Petition between the Zone towns for work on the prison farm, with the aid of keepers, the pennant offered by Governor Harding during places the men on their honor. They enjoy work-the last three campaigns for the best record made. ing in the open, rather than being incarcerated in Cristobal winning twice, the third being still hotly their cells or working at some indoor work. disputed between Gatun and Pedro Miguel, with a reco _unt going on. FINED FOR THROWING DIRTY DISHWATER Cristobal claims to have done better in the loans Heaving a pan of greasy dishwater out of the back door seems like an innocent and inconspicuous act, but this did not prove the case for Peter Afanaris, of Bath, Me., who has just paid $35.31 rather than spend sixty days in jail, per the sentence ccorded to him by Judge Keegan. Peter had washed some dishes and was in the act of dumping the water and some refuse out of the ack door of a Washington street restaurant when along came two kindergarten children, five and thir teen yearn old, whose best clothes were spoiled. The dishwater spread itself over their ginghams and muslins, their pretty little hats and all their ibbons. It broke theirhearts and made their folks •mad." Peter paid the fine and costs and went ome to ponder his dishpan luck. than ' any other town in the United States of the same wealth and population. She challenges com parison. The Zone now owns more than $5,000,000 worth of bonds. The campaigns have opened the eyes of the people to the possibilities of co-operative invest ment, and it is likely that the canal employees may now begin to finance some large industrial :ts-i cultural enterprises in Panama. MILLION-DOLLAR NEGRESS Qne-tenth of her estate of $1,000,009 goes to chari ties by the terms of the will of Mme. Sarah J. Walk er, wealthiest negress in America, who died May 25 last in her $250,000 home at Irvington-on-theHudson. WATER BAN ALL WINTER The bulk of the estate goes her only daughter, Feathered heroes of the war, carrier pigeons Mrs. Leila Walker Robinson, including the Irvington ho have won citations as the resUit of their sermansion. Parthena Rawlins, termed "grandma," ices, were the centre of interest on the Great gets $5 a week atld provision for her funeral. .Lou orthern, one of five transports that docked recentvenia Powell, a sister, receives $50 a month. Va y. There were twenty-nine homing pigeons, twenty-rious friends and employees receives amounts rang wo of which had been captured from the enemy, on ing up to $5,000. oard, in charge of Sergeant Frederick Herrmann, Among the institutional bequests are these: Tusf Youngstown, Ohio, an expert on J?igeon training. kegee Institute, $,000; Daytona Normal and Indusvery one of the seven American birds wore wound trial Institte, Manassas. Industrial School, Old tripes and had been officially cited for bravery Folks' Home at Indianap9lis, Old Folks' Home at St. nder fire. Louis and Hayne Institute at Augusta, Ga., $5,000 The Sergeant York of the feathered heroes was each; Charlotte Hawkins Brown Institute, Sedalia, eneral Muir, who distinguished himself by delivN. C., $1,000; Sojourner Truth House, New York ring an important message to a point twenty-eight City, $500; Wilberforce University, $500; Music ilometers distant. According to Sergeant HerrSchool Settlement, New York City, $600; Y. M. C. A,, ann, the pigeon flew through a l;>arrage and susLouisville, Ky., $500; Old Folks' Home at Pittsained injuries consisting of a broken wishbone, a burgh, $500. orn breast and badly singed feathert Before GenMme. Walker's name was a household word with ral Muir completed the journey he was attacked members of her race.Until twBlve years ago she ya group of trained German hawks, but managed -was a laundress. At that she developed a hair outfly them and deliver the message thirty-three restorer and ran up her capital of $2 to a fortune after starting. . at more than $1.000,000.


28 • • THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 . ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST FINDS BAG OF C01N guide for six other young women While John Held, a former outing . at West Stock Frem.ont, O., saloonkeeper, was bridge mountam saw two cleanmg up his business room golden fiymg and preyaratory to vacating, he each carrymg. a lamb .m its tal found a bag, weighing about ons. As Larkm, a shepfour pounds, filled with money. herd on th Highland farm, re Opening the sack he found all ported the loss of two lambs kinds of change, diostly pennies. from the flocks he watches, it is The money was kept on hand presumed that _ _ were the years ago to help in making of Wi.ham B. Osgood change for patrons. The money Field of New Y who owns had been placed in a liquor case the estate. Oldtrmers assert and forgotten. The sack was that this is the first time in fifty dusty and covered with cobwebs years that golden have been seen in the Berkshires. .t_\MERICA'S RADIUM STORE BOY FOILS ROBBERS The total production of radium element in the United States up Eight Chinese robbers attack to this year i& estimated at 55 ed Sing Hop, a wealthy Chinese grams. It was first produced in shirt manufacturer, in his fac-1913, in which year 2.1 grams tory at No. 908 Washington resulted; ih 1918 the product street, and demanded $2,000. was 13.6 grams. Charles H. When he refused they beat and Viol, writing in Science, esti-tortured him until he agreed to mates that the carnotite holdgive them all the money he had ings of the Standard Chemical with him. While was going Company should produce at his twelve-year-old son, Sing least 500 grams of radium. Fu, slipped out of the place and summoned Policeman John W. Floyd, who, with Detective Ser SAW GOLDEN EAGLES Miss Adeline 0. Johnson, instructor of music in tl . e Lenox schools, Lenox. Mass., acting as geant James Skelly and mem bers of the, Chinatown squad, broke into the place and caught the robbers .as their victim was handing them $235. OLD COINS WANTED $ iz to $500 E A C H p aid tor Hundr.ed• et Coins 1.Je f o r e 18'!5. .Kee p ALL old Money . Yoti may h aYe Coins i Large Premium. S eud 10 c. t o r lSev. Illustrated Coin Value B ook. size Uo6. G e t Posted at Once. 4U • .llUiJi: C011'i OQ •• llox :15. Le Be7, 1f. 1. THE TANTALlzER Pt;11;ZLE. C o nsist s o 1 o n e horl z onta l and one perpendlc u lar piece o r h i ghly pol i s h e d metal bent in sncb a manne r tliat when ass e m lJ1 e J it seems utterly iroposslllle to get the.m apart, but o . v following the directions it i s ve r y e a sily accomplislieSi! not In the trick will lie caught every lime. ,Absolutely harmle s s . Price . by mail. l5c each; 2 tor 25c. \\'OLFF NOVELTY CO .. 16S W. 2Sd St .• N. Y . TRICK CUP. 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" Aly a ppetite la and my health, weishln&' abou t 130 pounds. Now l am well, weli;h stomach ia all r ight. I can hold out in wa.lkin&" better, my 1 65 p ounds and can work e v ery day. I have never wa•ted to voice i s better and my h eart Is •trona-er."-Mrs . Mattie E . Stevchrw o r alnc e followU.&" the Woods method."-A.. F. enson, (No . 2 3073 8) , St. John Co., Fla. (Full addresa on appll Sbelton, (No. 19 9 600 ) , Pittsylvania Co., Va. (i'ull address on catio n . ) application. ) "Hau u•e d tobacco In all torms (mostly cltewlng) for 15 " I have no cra•lns 1or tebacoo; this I consider wonderful afier year•, using about a plug ot tobacco a day. I bea-an tollowln&" having u ae d a pipe for 85 years. I have Jained 12 pounds In your Method on a :E'riday noon and after that day the cravlnir two months w hich is very good at the &&"e of 59 years. To say for tobuco waa sone. I am always ready to praise you and that t h e b e n'ellta f a r e x ceed my expectation•, is putting It mildly. Ole goocl work you are clolng. I can also say that I have c-alned i n doubt can refer to me. " -John B rodie , (No. 15323:>), nine pounds In seven w eeks, and feel like a new man "-Robert apello Co . , Iowa . (Full addresa on application.) 8 . B rown, (No. 2298:12) Worcester Co., Malill. (Full addrese on appllcatlon.) " I had w e l&"hed as low as 128 !)ou11da, never got over 135 while "My husband hasn't smoked a aincle clsarctte , and has no de used tobacco. Now I welsh 156 pounds . :Everyone w a n t s to •Ire to smoke since t ollowlnc your m etho d o t quitting. He know w'Jly I got so fteahy; I tell them t o follow Edsn.rd J. looka llke " new man-tbe best I ever saw him . He gaine d aevwood• ' method tor oTercomlns tobacco aad find out;''->V. S. enteen pounda, and Is feeling"-M r s . Carl c . Rogers, (No. M o rgan, No. 11 8 15 K}, Cooke Co . , Tex. (i'ull address on 224360), Iredell Co., North Carolina. (Full address on appllca-a ppllcatl o n.) tlon.) " I smoked for more than 20 yeara but now I am pr'7Ud to say "I was ualns about one pound and a half of cbcwlng tobacco that for the pas t ' nine months I haT• llO craTe for amokln&'; I. a week, but s ince quitting tbrouit h your system, I have &"lned feel better and am salning U. welsht every mont h sinc e I abeut 15 peu'.nd s , and have better b-lth by far t !Jan b e f o re" stopped."-Wl111am Crawford, ( N o , 206737), Philadelphia Co., W. S. Powell No. 139149), Harper Co., Okla. (Full address on P e nna. (Full add ress on application.) application. ) WOULDN ' T YOU LIKE TO QUIT TOBACCO QUICiiLY AND EASILY , AND ENJOY YOURSELF A THOUSAND TIMES BE'ITER WHILE IN ;ROBUST HEALTH? 0t I STOP YOU R , L IFE. Why continue to commit slow suicide, when you can live a really contented life, if you only get your body and nerves right? 'It is unsafe and torturing to attempt to rid oneself of tobacco by suddenly stopping with "will power"--don't do it. to eliminate nicotine poison from the system, and jl'enuinely overThe correct way is come tho c r aving. T obacco is poisonous and seriou s ly injures the health in several ways, causing such d isorders a s nervous dyspepsia, sleeplessness, gas belching, &"Ilawing or other uncomfort abl e s ensation in stomach , constipation, headache, weak eyes, loss of vi g or, re d s p ots o n s kin, throat irritation, ca tarrl:t, asthma, bronchitis, heart -failure, mel an chol y , lung trouble, impure (poisone d ) blood, heartburn, torpid liver, 1011 of appetite, bad teeth, foul breath1 lassitude, lack of axnllition, weakening and fallft\ g out of hai r ana many other disorders. . FREE . O ve1:come peculiar nervousness and craving for cigarettes, cigars, pipe, chewmg tobacco or snuff. 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