The Liberty Boys' hollow square, or, Holding off the Hessians

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. I c,i.t. ,..., '4'* THE LIBERTY BOYS O F A Weekly Magazine Containi n g Stories o f the American Revolu tion /. . ,;, ,! i . r l'el.:ly-Sitb.scription per year; Canada, Poreign, $4 . 00. Copyright, 1919, by Prank 1u11!!f'.l-J, Pi1blishe1:. 349 Jlam Street, Buffalo, N . Y.: O/jiec 16G West 23d Street, ?1n1 rotk, X. 1'. Applicatwn for entry at Buffalo, N . Y. P. 0. as second class matff,r "RS . __ _ No. 983 . BUFFALO, N . Y., OCTO BE R 31, 1 919. Price 6 C ents . T AKE NOTIC E ! O n account o f the p r essmen's strike in N ew York, we are to issue this n umber i n i t s present form . . As soon aa the diffi cul t y is adjusted, the norma.1 appear<;>..nce o f this• weekly will be resumed.-The Publisher. -W E MAY LATE ON THE NEWST.\XDS, BUT WR WILL BE OU'l'. I , THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW -OR1 I HOLDING OFF THE HESS IANS CHAPTER I. A YOUNG PATR10T. By HARRY M O ORE "No," the boy shivering. 'Then who don't you go home?" "They won't let me in." "Look there. Dick, that's too bad; the Ji{tle fellow looks "\\'ho won't let you nearly frozen." The boy threw his thumb backward to'in:trd the door in "Yes, so lrn does, Bob. Perhaps the poor chap has no front of which he sat.. I hoine." "Do you llve there?" "That's terrible, in weather like this, Dick.'' ThQ boy nodded. ''Well, we'll give him a shelter at least." "Wily won't they let you in?" "Yes, for h e needs it.'' "'Cause I'm a tebel. That's what they call me. !S o r am, It was a cold day in Decemb.;r, toward the end of the year. and I wouldn't be U1L1g The snow Jay deep on the ground, and the sky was dull . ''And these people are your own flesh and blood?" inand leaden. dtgnantly. A bleak wind blew down the village street and few werej ;;xo, I'm adoptld.'' • abroad, as it was hard upon the close o! the short winter day. turn you out of the house because you are a It was not far to Christmas, but one poor waif seemed to pa:.rwt . know little of Christmas joys. They said J couldn't in till I said I was a loyal sub-He was n. boy of about eleven years, and sat huddled up ject and long to ti;te king and ';ith the on a doorstep, trying to keep out of the wind. rebels .. I ,won; 1t.. r did say 1t to buL I d1dn t mean Two boys in Continental uniform, well muffled in great-it . ., I 'I\ t sa} it agam. not t? ::nybody .... coats, were riding along the village street. }Io'\\ .ong have Y?u s1ttmg here l It was a sad period f•<..r the American army, fighting for .. Dunno. , A long tune. .. independence. ha' e you no p!ac<' to go? Driven out of New York, hartied in the Jerseys, they had . . was ,?ut of poorhouse, but I clonno where see,n one point after another seized by the enemy. it Id go ? Th.e Hessians had Trenton, just opposite, the British were Will you go with us. 'l'hey call us 'rebels', too.'' • a.t. New Amboy, Staten Island and so on to New "Yes." Tork. and tho urosn1>ct w ''-' ' indeed n . rrl<>orny one. Dick then got upon his horse while Bob put the boy in hJs ::luccesstul wherever they had ventured, it seemed certain lap. under his greatcoat. . . that Philadelphia be the next city to fall before the Bob ti;en mounted, and ttie two rode u.way "1thout a sign British. of opposition from the hou -e. The terms of many of the men in the patriot army were ;:u th_ey won't take ci:-r,e of you I will,". provision• w f'r,; scarce, thert> was little or 110 monPy, . The} ought to be aRhumed of thPmselves, said Bob, in-11-nd the situatiu11 eerned well-nigh hor><.•lei;o,; for the patriots. dignancly. . . . They were opposed to some of the best soldiPrS of Europe, I H e was of an i.m1,ul:S1Ve. impetuous nature. and was very whil the gn,ater part of their own force w ere raw, undisoulspoken al all times. cipl!ned troops , immffi.ciently clad and often poorly fed and 1 The Liberty Boys w.,r n in huts a . mile so outside of t h e without proper arms. l'illagc', Gener.l! \VaHhmgton und !Lo> main body of the army The two b o y s riding along stree-t had been attrac t e d being farther n ,irth/ by the sitting on the doorstep. l{eaching th(' <:al)lp. Die l>: dlsmo,111led and took the boy to They w ere both manly, w ell-built, handsome boys. as brave u hut facing a fir e around "hich sat or stood a num as lions. l,>ut with ''L tender spot in their heoncl !i(utemun of the Liberty Boys, was a.ttlrea as a captain, and was the first in command I o n e of tile ura\eSl of thern :ill, trusted implicitly by Dick and or a band of one hundred patritt youths known as the Liberty a universal favorite. Boys. '!'lot exactly," with a J n.ugh, "but a boy for the Liberty His companion and fast friend was Bob Estabrook, the first Boys to look after. " 'here is Patsy?" lieutenant of the troop. •Her c Oi am, sor," answ e r e d a rosy-cheektd, pug-nosed, Approaching the boy, Dick Slater, the young captain, said: I Jolly-looking Irish boy not far qff. "Why don't you go home, my lad? You are shivering with •'.Bring me a bowl of hot soup and supper for the boy. It'• the cold. Have you lost your way?" ready, isn't it?"


THE LIBERTY :BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. " Sure it i s, or ready enough for me tci something for the gossoon. He do look half. froze, begorra.''. The n P atsy Brannigan, the Irish Liberty Boy, ran off to get something for their. guest, . "More bedder you was sitted on someding warm, ais't it," said a fat German boy sitting Then h e took of!' his gre!litcoat and put It partly over and p artly under the boy as he f13.t in the door of the hut . . "I ain' t so cold now,' the boy said. "That's a good fire." "Who you was? I was been Carl Gookenspleler, von Cher rnany, und I don'd was ein Hessian. " "My n a m e is John Brown, " said the boy. ''What made them give vou such a funny n ame?" "Dot don' d was funny been. Dot was"ein very goot Cherm a n n a m e." "Maybe they g ave you a funny name because you're a funn y fellow." -. . ... fl, "' , . .•'e,q'.!rv: 1tt S o m e of the boys laughed, and just then. Patsy came up. "Ho w w ell the bye knows ye, Gookyspiller,'.' he laughed. "Ye do b e a funny f e lly, an' he' s roight." ouid you, I don'd was more funny been as yourselluf." "I think you are both funny fellows, " the boy sai d . "So the y a r e , John," laughed a joll boy by the name of B e n Spurlock. • . "Nfver moind phwat Bin says, but a e yer soup," said Patsy, putting a bowl of hot soup the boy'.s lap. . John Brown ate with a rel,ish, :j.nd it was evident that he was both hungry and cold. P atsy gave him some hot po ta toe's,. sph1-e . hot P?rn bread and some hot apple pudding, all of which he ate with a appetite . "That was a very good supper," he said in a satisfied tone, when he had finished. It was dark now and the Liberty Boys had their own suppers the fires replenished so that everything was warm and' bright within the camp despite the cold and darkness without. . D ick put the boy, who seemed sleilpy, in his hut and cov-ered him up warm and snug. . . H e was soon ! ast asleep and resting quietly, and Dick smiled as he looked in upon him. ' "Poor little,chap," said Bob. "Who would think that anyone could b e ' so bigote d as to turn a boy out into the cold like that?" -"It is almqst past belief," said. Dick, "but we saw it ours elves." soon after this one of the Liberty Boys named Sam Sanderson came to Dick's hut and said: "There is a man outside who wishes to i,ee you. He came in a chaise, and s ays tha t you have stolen his son. " " L e t h i m come in," i;aid Dick. CHAPTER II. "A story loses nothing for, youl" tel!!ng," sti:fd Dfck. '"You are certainly gifted with a wonderful imagination. " "I should call it an utter disregard for. the truth," muttered Bob, under his breath. > ' "Ah, such may not have been your exact worQ.s, but the purport was the same. You flattered the -boy and induced him to go with you." "And do you think that any wofse than leaving a boy thinly lad sitting on a doorstep on a cold day and refusing to ad mit him until he utters sentiments utterly repulsive to him?'• "The boy was not very Jong,'' with a toss of the head. "He was chilled through and through, his teeth were fairly chattering, and his 11ps were blue with tj10 cold." "I should have allowed him to come in after he had been sufficiently __ disciplined," loftily, "and when he was ready to confess his fault."_ _ , , . _. "i)J ,, ,. . . , . '.'You could not in without force.. Your punishment was cruel. Do you think because you took him from the almshouse that you can treat him w9rse _than you would a dog?" I Dick h:i,d broke n through the man's domineering manner, and he colored viSibly, . "The boy has bee n lying," he said quickly. "Nothing, of the sort. I did not talte hiril from the almshouse. He is my own son." "I do not think the boy lies,' in a quiet tone. "'I believe him, 'in fact." "'.rhe boy is an inveterate' Har, and I ha:ve vainly tried to cure him of the habit.''. ' ",If he is, he comes rightl1 by it," said Bob, hi+lf to bpnselt. "Your name is Brown?" asked Dick suddenly. "Yes, that is my name," with a slight change Of color. "Then who do you ,_have 'Van D', stamped on your gloves and engraved on your watchfob?" ' "Jove! but that's a shot )Jelow the water line," chuckled Bob. Nothing escaped Dick, and he had seen the things to which he had cal!ed attention. . The other boys had not noticed them, although some of them were as near as Dick to the stranger. "Ah, those are keepsakes from an old friend," the man said, and again Dick noticed the change of color. "You are not telling lhe truth,'' he said, quietly." "Sir!" angrily. jyou ?" "Because I am sure of. _what I -say.-_ The boy is not-your son. Y<;m have treated him inhumanly, and have s"hown none of the feelings of a fat,her. I a _ m ,going/to keep the boy until you give surety that you .will take proper care, of him." "Why, you impudent young, rebel, I have a mind to--• He r aised his whip threateningly, when 'Bob caught it and threw it on the fire. • I "You will learn to control your temper, you purse-proud Tory, or keep out of this camp,"' said Bob, angrily. "That is Cat>tain Slater, and he must be addressed respectfully or not at alL" . "You confounded ,Young rebels," ln a fit of passion, "we A DISREGARD.ED CJ.;iUM. will see whether you can bro_wbeat ie .or not . . I wlil appeal • to the law_ , but.,tirst .I.. FilJ.J?rii:i_ g .. !JiY c9aol!m:;i,n he.i:-e:,and. have Sam w ent but presently .r.eturned_ wlth. S'later's them--" .. visitor. .. . . -. . , . _ . . .. . . .. "If you cannot.cQntrol-your YO\J wlll-.-have to lf!a.Ve,'" The latter was evidently a person or means, as well as of said Bob. . . . . .. . . . great importance in his own eyes. . , , The visitor -had been speaking in a . .-very loud tone, and He wore a beaver hat, a fur-trimmed greatcoat, top boots now the boy looleL,s, _};'.et,:. : VS:. Dick smile d, while B o b , who was standmg near, l aughed Duzen. outright. Theu he drove away. ..-•


.rHE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. 1'he boys returned to the 1\re, and Harty Thurber !!'lid: "Well, WP got rid of him, but he was pretty mad." "And s:iid hr"d settle with us, but did not mentoin the time," added Harry Juclson. "There is something mysterious about this affair," said Dick. "The Tory was lying, what else you can say," laughed Bob. "If he adonteil the hoy, why didn't he g!ve him his own name?" nsl< e:d 1\1•1 rk. "That's one of the mysterious things, He was dtessed ih costly fashion himself, while John is rather shabby." The boy had gone back to the hu\: and was now fast nsleep. 'l'he camp was soon qtiiet, the fire$ dying down, Rnd noth was to IH' heard excPt>t the steady tnunp of the pickets. '.rhere were no enemies on that side of the river, but the Liberty Boys w01e always vigilnnt. no matter whethet they expected an enemy or not. They ma ntained excellent discipline also nhd, thour;h not Jong in sehi<:e, were like veterans. 'l'he sentrieH Vo(ere ch11.nged at tegular intervals. but nothing occurrP1l to blarm lhern du1ing the night. In the early morning, be>fore dayllght, in fact, a messenger arrived at the camp. He came from denerol Dick Slater. Washington, with instructions for The LlbE'!'ty Boys werP to join the oommander-in-ohief at once. J 1 "Thep' Is some> Important movl' on foot," !!aid Dick. "<'an ll mean fl1?ht!ng-?'" asked Bob. "I cannot tell. Howe1•er. W(• will learn nil In good tithe." The boys wer nrousPd. br<'rtld that there wn.s some reason for their joirting the main body, of course. They did not know what it was, however, and they made no remarks. Early that salne forenoon Dick, on Major, his black horse, accompahled by Bob, set out for a ride through the village. Snow was over everything, and it was still cold and bleak, lhere >being very f PW personG abroad. SuddE>nly the boys heard the sound of sleigh bells behind them. '.rhen around a corner came dashing a light 1sleigh drawn by a sing-le horse. It was o.lmost upon thc'm. anrt the hoys quickly urged horses to qne sidf' C'r thC' other. Then the sleigh dashed past them. It contained a y1111ng girl who had just slipped into the boUom, half unconscloul!I. • "It Is a cried Dick. "Quick, after him!" Then both bors dashed aheart, one on eac-h side. There was not a speedier animal In n.11 .the country than Dick Sia ter's black Majo . lie captured the oble creature f1'0m the enemv and was justly proud of him. .. Bob was well mounted lro, although not :u1 well as Dick. Both boys fairly flew along the snowy roarl. 'l'he rn11away wus going nt a tremendous speed. This he increased M< he heard Qther hOrHeR coming behind. bi(-k had no rloubt of bcir1g able to pn!'K him. HJ; only fear was thot something might happen before he could do IJo, And now. coming toward them around a turn in tht' road. 'il't'.s 'L hert\'Y wagon, loaded wyth wood, drawn by two slowgomg oxen. It occupied the very middle of the> road. nnd there was little room on eithC'I' side to pass. Majo1 seemed to have wlng-s as he dashed on. "I saw hi:n th1>re when l went to breakfast," he snid, "but He seernod to 1,now what Dick wanted, for he ran close suid Bob. all•ngeide the other horse, did not think !t hP!sNl Diel< because tht!' latter had slaclffnld his pace1 ing. "Yes. Yrou have brought the Liberty Iloys?" • [ have, 'xce11C'ncy." them lhe two hoys J;>rought tlw 1unaway to ::i halt only a few yards from the ox team. 'i '.rhe driver harl to gc>t into th<' ditch a:i it w:c'>. "Find quarters and await orders. There Is an move on foot. l know t tan trust you, Dick." ! "Waal, that was pooty well done," he said. '"My sakes' cf Important ther ditch wasn't frozo I'd have went In up to my neck."' "Yes. your excellency," greatly plea11ed. "I shall remain silent." "Very good. ment, Dick." Re careful to obey Instructions at any mo"I will, your oxccllency," and Dick saluted and withdrew. 'I'he Lll.Je1•ty Boys erected huts and went lnlo camp making themselves as comfortable as possible. ' It was the da before Christmas but it wits anything but a festival time. The unsettled condition of the times prevented joyoue feelings, and then there !'Was a luck of provisions, and there would have been little to ma.Jee a feast even if they had felt in the mood for l't. , when the Liberty Boys to unpack their baggage and to put up their huts they found John in one o! the wagons. "You us a fine hunt, my boy," said Ben. "Did I? Wero you lookl11g for. me'!" aim.ply. "Yes; we thought you were lost." "Oh, I was all right. I didn't mean to make any trouble eo I just got into a wagort and went to sleep." "You're n. funny fellow," B n said, with a. la\lgh. WhilE' the huts were being put up Dick called Bob and Mat'k aside. "Ther<' is some important move to be made," he imld. "and it ls neccisso.ry to preserve the utmost secrecy concerning It:' "You did not heat what the nature of It was?" Bob asked. o;;te general merely confided to me that there was an Important move on foot." "Then Wf' clo not want even that met to get out," declared Mark. and we will go ahead as usual and just as we would If we had changed our quarters without any other Idea." "Exactly," said both the young lieutenants. Di?k trusted all the Liberty Boys, but ln this instance notl11ng was said, and so there was nothnig to talk about. Dick now clismounlecl and lifted thl' git• ! upon the scat. She quickly recovered, gave Dick a grateful loolc and s' "You were vi;'>ry IJr;Jve. r don't know what I shoulu have done but for you." "It is indeed fortunate that we were on hand, misi;,'' simply. "'Vhere would you like to go?" asked Bob. "We can't halt this ox team all day." "I want to go back. but I don't think I would dare-" "I will drive," said Dick, quickly. "Take Major, Bob:' He got into the sleigh, turn.eel and dhove oft at any easy pace. "You are n. soldier, a mere boy?" the girl askPd. "I am the captain of tne Liberty Boys. 'rhat is mv firt lieutenant behind us:' "You are fighting for indepen.dence ?" "Yes," quietly. "You are engaged in a noble cause." "So we bellevE;." "Do you hope to succeed?" "We must, we will!" with conviction. "But our generals have much to against." "Yee, but the occasion makes the man. The greater the obstacle, the greater the obligation to overcome it and it will be met.." "If all the patriots think and talk like that we cannot fall." "We will not," said Dick, "but It may he n Jong It will not be a qnestion of weel

' 'I \ \ I 'rilE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARr5 The g-irl, who said her name was Grace Millet, lived in Trf'•1t• n, but was visiting relatives in Newtown. She show<'d Dick wh•'re she lived, !lrtd he took her !11, giving the horse to a negro boy who took care of him. The n Bob came up, entered and was introduced to Grace and her relatives. Afler a time Dick said: "There is a boy ,, lth us for whom I would like to find a home until I cnn investigate his case. It Is a peculiar one." H e thC'n r elated briefly what he !;:new about John, which was not much. to be sure. Grace'R uncle w• greatly interested and said: "Bring him here. We will take good 'care of him. He cannot remain with you, exposed to all of dangers, as you will be.'' "Thank you." said Dick. "As soon as occasion offers I will look further Into the maUer. .The boy mn.y be able to tell you f10mething himself." ''flc "Will be safe here n.nd will be well taken care of." "I :tm certain of it and atn very gtateful to you." , "Don't t alk of gratltnde, captain,'' With a Smile. "It ls we who should be grateful tor the service you rendered to our niece." "ThE'n thf're will be Obligation on bOth sides," smlllng. The boys soon took their leav<', n .nd within the hour John Bro' n, as he was called, was quartered ln the Miller hOUSe. h:i.ppy and contented when e was assured that he would see Pick a.gain. The .boys had not been bac k at the cam pl more than half an hour before Harrv Thurber came to Dick and said: "Mr. Jared Yan Duzen to see you." CHAPTER IV. WHAT THE MOVE WAS. With Van Duzen came a cringing, crafty-looking little man, dressed all in black. smooth-faced and sallow and with little beady eyes which n e Y e r looked one squarely in the face. "I have com e for my sbn," said Van Duzen, pompously, wh<'n h o saw Dick. "Did you ever really adopt him?" the young captain asked. "Did you not simply take him out or the poorhouse?" "He was never in the poorhouse." loftily. "I would nevet adopt a child from such an. lnst!tu'tlon." "Of course Mr. Van Duzen would not," said the little man. "Oh, you have. cl:tt\nged your name to go with your keepsakes?" laughE'd Bob. 'I never said mY name was not Van Duzen," with a snarl. "Sil'," said Dick, "so many of your statements are nt yarhnce that I do not know what or what not to believe. We will not prolong this interview. ThP boy, John Brown, so cnlled, isonot in the camp, a.nd your business is, thl'rcfore, ended . " . , \'an Duzen seemed greatly taken aback, but the little man. who was n laWyet. apparently, said with a whine. "You will p<'rhaps pardon me if I mention that I have a search warrant, ns well as a writ of habeas corpus, and that the cot1rts--" "This i s a milit'.lry camp. The matter does not come under military 1ules. J tell that the boy is not here. My word ls as good as the general's and has never been questioned. " "I1o you clefy the courts-?" whined the lawyer. "No. \Vhere are your writs and your warrants? You hav<' not served them." • 1 "Such things are often destroyed by unscrupulous persons . " "You have none, " boldly. "You could serve copies at1d show the signatures 011 the orig!nnls.' You have no more regard for,_.1he truth than your master." "That the same as snying that one ls as big a liar as the othC'r, on'y it Is more polite," chuckled Bob. 'rhe lawyer's face grew more sallow, while an Duzen's wat purple. They saw th'lt t1 elr scheme was detected, and they werP greatly taken aback. "The boy Is not here," Dick continued. "You search the camp, even if you have a warrant. You are in truders and may be treated as spies.'' "Where ha\e you put him?" snarled Van Duzen, losing all hi sself-importance. "You simply as!>ume that I have had him removed with• out knowing anything about it. How do you know that he did not go off by himself?" Van Duzen did not, of course, and he was utterly at a loss. "l will settle with you rebels before you--" Diclr signalled to a number of the boys. The Tory and his puckal were conducted from the camp at once. .. / "You can't come In her and insult the captain as you see fit, don't you know that?" said Ben Spurlock. I "People who have no manners hnve to be taught them," nclded Sam. ' "Tell your rebel captah1," snarled Van Dtlzen, as he en tered the chaise, "that--" "We shall deliver no scurrilous messages for you or any one else," interrupted Harry Thurber. Then he and Sam bundled tho lawyer into the chaise while Bon slapped the horse on the "flank :tnd away he w left behind, ancl Mr. agreed to look afte1 them as soo n as h<' knew 1.>f the move. The boys marched to the ferr,, where bo:i.ts were in readi-ness to take the troops over. , ' The1e were upwards of two of them, and simul taneously moves of a similar character were to be made at other points. The boats began to pUil out at sunset. 'l'he weather was intensely cold, the river was high, the current strong ancl the river full cf (!on.ting ice. It was II. dangerous undertaking. hnt it was one that no one would suspect them ot making and, if everything went well, the surprise to the Hessians would be complete. The Liberty Boys were to be among the last to cross. They were gathered in a solid body at a little distance, and Dick had set off to get some last inst1•uctions. Washington him1rnlf was in on.c of the boats, his ta!l. com manding figure being outlined ngal11st the reddening sky. Dick spoke to him, received a few Instructions and fell back. Then the boat pushed out, Washington standing in it, his cloak thrown over his shoulder .. • 1t was rapidly growing dark, that commanding figure could still be Dick heard a suspicious movement In a olutnp of bushes behind him and stepped bo.clc. The a man emerged at one side and raised a musket fQ his shoulder, aiming it a.t the general. V\Tlth n hoarse cry Dlclc leaped' forward and knocked the man down. Thi:! musket fell into the river and sank. 'l'he man quickly picked himself up and dashed into the bushes, but not before Dick had recognized him. It was Jared Van Duzen, the Tory. CHAPTER V . TI!E ATTACK BEGINS. When the Liberty Boys were in the boats, Dick told Bob what had happened. "If I had raised an alarm/• he said, "the man would have been torn to pieces." "Serve him right." growled Bob, Impetuously. but the eXJ?edltlon would have been delayed, and time is everything now.'' "Very true," agreed Bob. "The t11ah did not ac1)omplil'lh his object, and' we know who he ia. Now we will settle with hlm ini;tead ot his aet,. tl!ng with us." "Dla he recognize you?" , "I don't know, but I know him." "Yes, 'you hever forget a face or a voice." "I knew his ftgute even before I saw hia face, and I had only the merest glimpse of that." / "Ye!l, it was gtowing dark." "Now we know the man, we cart the more easily defeat any f>toject he may atteltlpt to cart-y out." "Exactly." ''"\Ve have simply to threateh to tell the patriots what I saw, and he will not dare to do anything." "I thlhk I would have shot him myself," muttered Bob. "It would hav,e done no good. I prevented his doing any mischief, and that was sufficient. Now I know him, and he will be powerless to do any evil." "True," agreed Bob. lt was a perilous journey across the lee-choked river n.nd one that tried the braye boys to the full. ' More than once great, jagged masses of ice bore down upon them, threatening to crush their boats, and vere only w:.rdecl off by the greatest watchfulness. The current was strong, and the rowers w<.re put tQ the utmost ti) stem it.


\ \ 6 THE WBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. The wln.d . blew strong and bilterly,cold, and noone could fnce lt for more than a few moments, Dick took his turn with the rest at the' oars or in tending off: the lee, for Ile would not ask any or the boys to do what he would not do himself. -The boys were all strong and sturdy and, animated by an honest purpose and the desire to help a noble cause, they performed wonders. There was not one who did not work heart and soul to make the expedition a success. It would have been strange, therefore, if they had nQ't -ac complishet.1 what they set ot to do. More than once one boat or another was threatened with destruction and only saved by the utmost dexterity. Now and then one would be driv.en• .out -Of .itsco .urse by the wind or the drifting lee and again by the yigor6us et!'orts of the rowers. It was three o'clock in' the morning before the artillery was l;i.nded and four before the troops .were ready to march. It was nine miles to Trenton, and a surprise seemed out of the question. There was no turning back, however, and washington ex pected to be reinforced by the other divisions which were to have crossed during the night. He could not know, of course, that not all of tl)ese had succeeded, and there was nothing to do but go. forward. Washington resolved to do so, and trust in Providence. ._. ,. . . The troops were formed In two colum.ns, tbe •flrst .led by the general-in-chief, accompa.nled bY' Greene, Mercer . and Stephen. The Liberty Boys were with this forming a body guard to the general. The second column was led by Sullivan and was to take the lower or road leadh:ig to .the west end of the town. It began to hail and snow as the troops commenced their march. .: The storm increased as they went on, and the sleet wa.s frequently driven Into .. their faces. Two of the men had been frozen to death that night, and the cold was still bitter. On they p4shed, however, the storm r.enderlng many of the muskets useless. '.rhe men had their bayonets, however, and were not de-terred by their rn111tortune. . . . . nly men animated by noble !mpulaes would have endured all the hardships to which this brave band was exposed, and they pushed on resolutely. . lt was eight o'cloCk when the. first column arrived In the vic.inity of the. v111age. .. The storm kept everyone within doors, while the snow deadened the tread of the .troops and the rumble ot the artillery. . Approaching the vll1age, who was In front, came to a man chopping w9Qd by, the. rqadslde. The general's aides and D!_ck Slater were close to the general. . i. : . . :... way .is the he -asked; ... "I don't know.'. •answei-ed. the' man . In surly -. ;, "You ma}' tell," said. 'nick, "Th1s , is' Ge' nera.l Wa.Shlngton." 'l'he man's manner changed -in a moment, and raising-hie hands, he exclaimed: . . . "God bless and prosper you, sir. • Tfle picket Is In that house and the sentry stands near ".that tree." T\le advance, 1ed by' Captain Wilham A. W:u;hlngtin and by Lieutenant James Monroe,after President of the States, now went forwa:rd. With tl;em were, Dick Slater and his g!l!Jant Liberty Boys. The orders were . to dislodge the •'picket, and ii.trl_otf /il.dlvanclng and gave the,. alarn). .. ' . . , .. '. ., ' .. , " .. The i;uard rel! back. upoi'ia statloned to guard but these too were forced :o . artillery was now unlimbered •and the column pro-ceeded. ' The report of the firearms from the western end -0! the town now told that Sullivan had made his attack. Washington now advanced with his artillery, entering .tlie town and proceeding to the head of King street. 'l'he enemy were seen training a couple qt guns In the main street getting them ready t<> fire .upon the patriots. Liberty Boys!" cried.Dick. "We. capture those guns." "Liberty forever! Away with the Hesslactis!'" eeh<>ed the brave boys. Down the street they went washing, Dick at their head and Bob and Mark close beside him. I• The gunners were eyeri at that moment maklnc ready to fire the pieces. Dick leaped forwarii and' cuf down. one at . the gunners \\'ith his sword. . Bob and Mark, with Ben, Sam and the two Harrys, drove the other squad away. ' Then more Liberty Boys came pouring in. The two guns were seized and quickly turned . . Dick Slater, who was an expert gurter himsel,, 'seized, a . torch which one of the gunners had dropped and, .clapped Jt upon the powder at the breech. 1 There was a puff of white smoke and • 'en a roar. 'l'he enemy's cannon had 'been turned upon themselves. "Hurrah!" cried tjie Liberty Boys, giving a ringing cheer. The other piece was .discharged at flying enemy, arid then both guns " 'ere ca :rr!Eid. back and formed part or . the patriot's battery. Firing was now heard in all directions, and the enemy waa greatly alarmed. The British !ighthorse and about llve hundred Hessians and' chasseurs quartered in the lower part ot the town took flight by the bridge across the As.sunplnlc and h1U1tened to join Donop at Bordentown. They would have been cut of! by Ewing if the entire plan had succeeded, but he had been prevented by the Ice from crossing the river and so the Hessians escaped. CHAPTER 'VI. A .GREAT ACHIEVEMENT. The alarm in the town soon became general, and the Hes sians were doing their utmost to escape rotter defeat. Colonel Rahl, In command of the place, had believed the attack to be a mere flash In the pan untU assured that quite the reverse was the case, Then he lost his head completely and rode about utterly bewildered. Finally, rallying his men, he led them out of the town to an orchard. Being Informed of this; the commander-In-chief despatched Dick and the Liberty Boys to hold them In check. Rahl lacked decision, and tnstead of .rnaklng a rapid .retreat to Princeton, chani;ed his mind at someone's sugges tion that they were all their baggage behind to be plundered by the enemy, He Immediately started to-return to Trenton. lt was at this moment that the Liberty Boys appeared. On came the Hessians in great numbers. There was only one thing that could stop them, the bayonet. "Quick . . Liberty Boys," cried D!Ck, "a hollow square! It Is the only thing that wU) hold back the Hessians." The square was qulc}>ly formed, with Dick In the center. Standing shoulder to 11houlder with fixed bayonets, the resolute lads awaited the attack. , The Hessians canle dashing on over the snow seeklng to break the square. ' : \ Like a llrm waif stood t.he brave Liberty Boys; • "Fire!" cried Dick, and; as Ui.e muskets rang' out, many a gap was seen in the (inemy's ranks. Still on came the Hessians, only to be met by the deadly bayonet. " Lil

THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW '[ "So they are!" exclaimed the commander-in-chief. The Hessians grounded their arnrn, hut one of the ofl'icers remarked wiih the conceit that distinguished Hessians as w<>lt.-a;.<; , -:•;'' .. If Colonel Rahl had not been wounded we would never have. been taken iiHve." Dick, Bob and a number of the LibertY, Boys were within hearing when this wns said. "Well, of all the obstinate pigs I ever saw!" sputtered Bob, under his breath. "If our troops had not intercepi:ed them," added Marl\'. , "lhey would not have been taken, for they would have run like wildfire." " l,et them talk," growled Ben Spurlock. '"What can you e:q>ect of menviho hire themselves out to the highest bidder?" Colonel Rahl was taken to the or a Quaker family I've thought of it a lot. How do you make a good thing out of a ward? I thought that was part of a key." "yoq :O,ave. gjven us a key, my boy," laughefl. Bob. some ddception going on ehre.'' "So l believe. Both ot those men are well capable of it-" "Well, you know he said that he did not get .John a poorhouse.'' -"Verp true; and now I believe it, although the man te!Js so many lies that it is hard to know what to believe ... "V\''e must get at the truth, Dick." "So we will, Bob, but It may be a. hard fight." "We are used to them,'' drily. CHAPTER VII. DICK IN THE TOlLS. which had bec-n his quartxhausted by the operations of the The little man would think of that. He is very crafty." night nnd morning in cold,, snow .and storm, and be"Then we must be on the watch for any ,strangers ptowling sides, they had to gun.rd a thousand pri"oners. about: the'-' ' Owing to the season and tlle .state thf' river, there was '"l'hat will be the best plan," said Dick "and meanwhile Jiti:le prospect of receiving succor; and th!' general, there-we must try and get hold .of this lawyer' and see what he fore, gave up ail idea of immediately pur,uing the enemy or knows.'' of keeping possession of 1.'renton. "That will be difficult." He determined, therefore, to recros" thP Delaware with his "Yes, but that will not i{iscoura.g e u s. The greater the pri;;oners and captured artillery. difficulty, the greater the incentive to work." They recrossed that evening, and at mia nii;nt reached the In the early afternoon Dick set off alone to go to the camp encampment on the -othf'r side. to see-if there w ere any instructions. Th Libertv Bovs' hollow square whi<>l1 Jin.d held back the The general received him courteously, as he always did, H('>isians was hig.hly commended by th0 .-ornmander-in-chief, and told him to remain in camp and be prepared to move and Dck Slater and his youths fi'H very proud and at any ' timc>. . h.i>P.Y qwr. Jla, .• a:ble to gin. • die .cause such et-.-;aid h' would, and in a short time set off upon his fici e rfCaitT. . _. . . ' ._,, return. . . Tl1e . bpys "t.heir.::•amp 1•_estcd llO as to be . :pa-!<<;!ng a:.point. where there were woods on either read) to r:\k<' part m tho next move agaiust the enemy. side of th<' road where the trees formed an arch overhead. '"We held off the Hessiani. witli our hollow square, Bob," were many pines among them, and these, still hav-s:iia Dick, as the two boys Sw return •and now we must hold them off a.gain whenever we dull and leaden. can." ' It was stilt quite cold, and J;>iclc, mufl'.led in his greatcoat, "So we tllr'-n, Dick," rf't.urnecl Bob. "This has been a glorrode on at a good pace. iou6 clay freedom, e v e n if we were nol able to hold all Suddenly, at the darkest part of the road. a number of that we took." men sprang out frorn <':.tch side. "The Liberty Boys behaved splendidly, Bob, and I am Dick attempted to ride on but two of the men seized proud of them." Major's bridle, while two more grabbed him. "And they are proud of you, Dick, and ready to follow 'rhe men at the bridle were dragged along the road, and wherever you lead." . .: . one tnem .. fell heavily in the snow. l?u.rirg t;it;>xJ .. came over to the Dick was pulled from the .saddle, despite his efforts to calllp ili the sleigh, b1ging John with her. beat the ,and then l\1aJo . r dashed. on, the second ir'l'an "I hear that ,yqu. took -'>lle-.said. "I wish you being to_le:t g!).. . . . could have kept" it, because . . I shall want to be going home horse quickly d1sappc-ared, and Dick was seized and by .u1d by, i:i.nd. I 'should like to see only patriots in it." hurried the woods. "Perhaps we shtdl do .s o some day, and before long," said "You oughtn't to let that hoss g e t away," growled OJ> Dick. "He's too good to let go." "It is too bad W<' couldn't keep it," added Bob, "but our "None of us would dast to ride him, he's too well known. troops did wonders as it was. G eneral Howe and Lord Corn"It ain't thatHe'll go back to the rebels' camp." r wallis will treat us with more respect after this." "Suppose he does? He can't talk." "Howe is in winter quarters at New York, and CornwalliE "No, but he can lead ther way." !!" about to r eturn to Bngland," Dick. •vrhis may alter "Well, he won't find us, ther way we're goill' ... thcir plans.'' Through the woods and over a. frozen swamp to a rouch 'Thc> UIJerty Boys must be re-a.U-V to meet the emergency cabin on a blind lane the men hurried Dick. then • 'obsf'rvPd Bob, ( They took him to a room on the ground floor whfl'!'e there "Iiow do you your new home, John?" asked Dick. ro?-ring_ log fire and let him sit ln a chair In at iL th!l b ,oy p ,romptly. ., They took away his pistols and bound his arms behinll him, •htotl dtn11t' \Vaht 'tu,.go bai':k tv r,; r. 'Van Duzen ?" secJJ;t:i .ng him,, t'? Ui.e chair also . . .. You ':..i n'( going to s'end me back, ::i.'r.e you " in alarm. Then' one brought out 12!pes and tobacco and a. blaeison. gencrally with property, and the older one Dick made no reply, none seeming to be1 necessary. tak<'s cart> or it." "It ain't much fun smoking when yer have ter have _. .. Wh; do you ask that?" Bob inquirt>d. feller hold yer pipe," laughea one. •'Cause l heard that little fellow that follows Van Duzen "Nor drinltin' when ye1 have ter have somebody put ther around say to him that he was making_ a good thing out of licker ter yer mouth.'' declared another. hls llttle ward." "Besides, he's ony er boy, an' boys don't indulge in secb •.ro,•e!" <>ried Bob. "I believe we hav<" a clue Dick." things." ,,,, .. What did Vn.n Duzen say?" asked Dlclc "All ther more fur us then.'• "He said he meant to do it. and that it would be a good The men smoked and drank anti paid little attention ai thing for both of them if the little man kept his moath shut. Dick tor some time • .... ':; .. /


1HE LI BERT! BOY" ' .ROUOW SQD.:lRJi . .. They "Ne t:a.ll•lng upon su bJect he ls .,..;A .. cant find '!his place nohow; but it's all right erbuut ma.kin' him tel. I where ther boy Is." 'll.:ien the first man came up to Dick again and said: gotter teU us where yer've put ther boy. He 'longs t\> er friend er ours., an' we gotter know where he is.'' "'I • could name any place, and you would not know of, it wns tbe right one," answered Dick. "Yer could write er letter an' tell ther folks ter de!lver ,, l.lOY ter ther bear('r, couldn't yer?" with a snarl. . ...... ! could, of course." "And yer will?" eagerly. ••No!" with decision. "No t ter save yer life?" "You dare. not take it. You are of the retribution that would follow. " "Yer wouldn't tcr .i'O erbout crippled or blind, would I We would Yer 9; ithout klllill" yer, an' m:i.l;..e irr:.1 , good fur nothln' fur ther rest er yer life.'' "And :rou would hang for it," said Diel;:. "Have you ever thought of that?" Tho men began to move uneasily ln their seatg, "I know every one or. you ru.ffians." Dick continued. "I neyor forget a face or a voice. I could put the officers of th<' law on the tracks of every one of yeu." "YN !':Otter tell 11s," growled the1 leader. ''\Ve'll !till lf ycr don't tell us, an' then :rcr can't set no officers er lher la . w on lo us." At that moment there was a. loud knock at thl:l door. CHAPTER vur . HOW DICK GOT AWAY. The men all ran to the door, threw it open and went out. Dick just caught a glimpse ot a man on horseback as the door opened. Then it was shut, and. ho saw .nothing more. 'l'he glimpse he caught of the m::i.n even without seeln!f his face was sufficiertt. rt was Van Duzen, and he had probably come to see It the men had captured Dick, andl peihaps to learn If he had told them anything. Then a strange occurrence happened. The fire had been .sending c;iut sparks and even good-sized pieces of burning wood. -, All at once a piece ha.If as big as Dick's hand and al! a.glow came flying straight towal'd hlm with a loud snap. It struck the rope across his breast and lodged between the two parts. . The !orce with which it came made it stick, and at once the rope too!c fire tjrom the glowing mass, and his coat began to smoke and burn, too. The rope yarns began to snap one after another. 'There . was danger that hill coat would biJl'llt Into flames at anY mo ment and he eyed it in alarm. Then Dick took a deep breath, tilled his lungs to the utmost and .expanded llls chest. Ills power o! expansion was gre:i.t, he being very deepchested, and the eft'ect was soon fr-It. 'l'he parts of the rope stretched, the fire took quicker hold upon them, and in a few moments they had all snapped. Dtck was now tr!'e to get up, and he took quick adYantage ot it. Rising, he brought hill n.rms ln front of him a d picked up the poker with both his bound hands. The poker was still hot. 1rnt not l'nough. Lllltenlng attentively, Dick thrust it among the ooals and soon had the end red-hot. It was e. Jong, straight poker, and the handle quite cool. . Tnklng the c.ool' end firmly in his mouth, he brought the hot end against the t'lpe u.bout hls wrists. There was danger ot his burning hlmselt, but he held the Iron firmly Jn his teeth and It quiQkly die'\ its work. The ropes snapped like threads, and Dick beat out the fire glowing on his coat as it was paining' him. Then he seized the poker agai:i. 1Ie glanced quck!y about h::n. There was a door at the rear leading to another room. He quickly passed out ot this, closing it 'behind him. There wn.s still another door loading outside, a11d in a mo-ment he was at the back or the h

THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. He at once dove into the woods aga!n a.nd, knowing hfo geniiral direction, pushed on at good speed. Ile heard the horses go clattering past him and saw the torches following them. ''They will go on a wild goose chase," he said to himself. "That persistent Tory will ha\•e to Joolt n,gaip before he catches mo.'' At last ho lost sfght ot the lights, and faJled to hear t1le sound of the horses' hoofs. Getting intQ the mab1 road, he hurr!ed t1n and a1t last got to the camp. Ben was on guarcl when he "Hallo, so you've come back yo1.1-ri;1>lt " he said. "Yes. Did l'.!ajor come in'.'" ' "He did, and some of the boyi; have set out to look tor you.n . "I am afraid they "1!1 bave a hard time to find tlle place where I was taken." . ""I'hen you were captured?" "Yes, by some emissaries. of that scoundrelly Van Duzen. T11ey wanted me to tell them where I had put the boy." "And you would not tell them, of course"I" "Certainly not. ".rhen Van, Duzen himself came up, they all ra. n out and I got away by the strangest chance.'' "Well, you always were a slii;ipery fellow to hold," laughed Ben. "In i'aet. they n r :.eem tn do it fpr long." Dick went to his J:r6t , or he was without hat or greatcoat, and stirred up the fire. . . Bob had gone out to look for him. Mark and several of the boys now came up, however, n.nd to them Dfck related his adventure!!. "That fellow takes good to keep out of our way,'" de-clared Mark. , ''fie knows what Is good tor him, that la why," a.dded Sam. •If we could catch him we might make him tell what C'Oncerning the boy Is," observed George Brewster, a Jersey Liberty Boy. "'llhat will be difficult," said Dick. "The ma.n will be very w11ry after what has happened.'' "You know wherP ho lh-ei-1," suggested Mark. ''To be sure, but he will pl"o\>ably nyoid going there as much e.s possibhi." Rob and his party came in at length, ha.\'lng been unable to find Dick. 1 They were greatly surprised as WAii as overjoyed to find Dick had returned whlle they had beet1 looking for him. "I suppose you did not ha,•e time to wait for us," Bob laughed. . "• o, I wa.s In something of a. hum-," returned Dick, smiling . . "Then we can't blame you ''e!"'Y much." The nex.t morning Grace come to the ca1np a.gain, .bringing John with her. "\'l'hat is the name ot' th!' little ma.11 who cemes to see Yitn Duzeu ?" Dick hll'lf. •stee.Je," sai dthe bo;11. Steele. He is a llal'." you mean," la.ughed Bob, "&?though the two mean about the same in sol'!'le "A.nd he's well nam.ed, too," choekled Mark, "for be eeemE to have been stealing and gra.hbing rJght a .long.'' "You have not seen him lately?" Dick asked. ''Thnt Is an outpost," said Dick. "Be careful and we may catch the redcoats." Advancing ca\ltiously till within a 11hort dis-tanco or the l;iouse, .thf"> boys made a. sudden daiih and burst in upon a dozen British dragoons. "Surrender!" cried Dick, nnd before they knew lt th• e dragoons were captured, hurr:ied out of the ho.use and car• riPJl off to the camp of e Llb.,rty Boys. One only escaped, but, as Bob said, it was a pretty good thing for boys to handlo a dozen men and carry them off without losing more than one. The dragoons themselves were thoroughly aRtonished, for they thought that ihe boys must hiwe at ' a score mQrll behlnd them outside the house. "By. George, you young rebels are not half bad, I must say," observed one of the captured dragoons. "f)oming from an Englishman, who neverspeaks a word ot .tor anyone, I consider tha.t. a great compliment," laughed Bob. CIL\PTER IX, TI{E ADVANCE OF THE F..N"Ell1Y. Returning to the town with his prisoners, Dick set oti'. to visit Grace. She had told him v.-here she lived, and he thought that sho might l1ave i+rrived by this time. lliding along at an easy gait, he preser:ttJ; • .saw two men ahead ot him whose appearance was famnA second look showed him that they were Vctn Duzen anti Steele, the lawyer. Halting, he watched the two men and s:iw them enter a tavern. They did not look back as the}' went in and he wa..-; Hiding on, he dismounteaming punch,. some pewters and pipes nnd tobacco on . nvi table. 'raking Dick's order for a n1ug o! o.le, wbic;h would not be drank, however, the b.oy departed. "You are sure tha.t she has the boy with her?" asked Yan Duz"n, in the next stall, Dick recognizing his voice. "Yes., T saw them out together." "Then we must e;et bold of him." "1-Ie "on't go out alone." ''Can' t we capture them l>oth ?" "'T'hat would do. l know where slle lives; I follo"ed her." "The boy alth ls ve!'7 ''That will be the wisest thing to do, mY boy." 1:1aid Dick. profitable, 1s it not?" said Steele in oily tone:o . "As soon as it is sa.fe I am going uome," said Grace. "Wha.t "Yes, but you .}lave pl'Oftted by lt. too. yeu n'd ecoundrel." I :;hall I do with John?" "I don't think I would call names," mutte:,.fl the lawyer. "You mli;ht take biin witq you." was Dlc.k'g re:P1Y. "Tf)at "Then don't anY of your lnidnuat!ons Grabbley make it harder !or the Tory t . o get at him, .a:; bll \ll"lll Steele." be in another "It Isn't wise !or us to ctUM't•eJ,," el'lng!r.g";y. "W"e "Very good.'' said Graee. ,havfl too many interests in -common.'' That da:>' orders came to Dlclt to talce the Liberty BOYi!! "Nobody wants to quarrel, you old tool, but l '\'t'On't a.croi.-s the river to Trenton and to harass Donop hill Hes. you making Insinuations." sians or other scattered detachments ot the enemy as much "Hadn't J; better se<1 fJ.bout sett!r.t:r the nten to carq 011t as posslble. this plan?" ll.Eked Steel", in bis old oily manner. The L!bertl Boys were eager to bu ln active s!l!

10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. !me careful about going ou-t," he tQ Grace. ''Van Duzen is going to try and kidnap you and .John." "To kidnap me?" repeated Grace in surprise. ''Yes." ' "But why?" "He wants John, and he is g . oil1g why?" hold you for ransom." "'To annoy me. Jt is the boy that he wants most." "How did you learn this?" Dick related what he had overheard in the cabin. "I think I know a way to get the best of these scoUJl-drels" Grace said. • ' "What is it?" have a big dog who is very fond o.f me." ••r see." .. "I will take him with me when-c go 'out:,., "'1 • "Very good."' "I don't think it would be saf<> for a .nyone to try to kid-nap me whon Hector was around, " with a. i,miie. "1 should think not." "I will keep hi1n near me and no on•' will dare approach." "Suppose you go out driving?" "He will run alongside the rig. He likes it and is n e \ 'f'r 8t11!3.Y from it." "Very good. for you now." You are W!'JI pl'otec-ted, and T do 11nt f<'ar "I wiJ! see tha t no one runs off with John ,.,;1 h e r. , v,-e have all grown fond of him." ., .. .,. "I am glad of that, and I hope. I can learn rind how his estate is invested. I would haYe Mr. Yan Duzen released from his guardianship very shortly." "Yes, but it seems to have been most profitable to him, and he would probably resist." "I should take measures to make his resistance of no avail." • Dick then rode back to the camp and told Bob and Mark what he had learned. "If you see this man," he said, "follow hi:n and see where he lives. We can have him arrested as a dangerous person." '""'.'If there are any of the boys with me when I see' him, I will arrest him on the spot," said Bob. "We had better do it quickly, Bob, as then .we shall learn what we want to know mu{:h. easier.". . .. . > . . : . ''Very true, tor if he is slapped into th(), g}latd1iop.s as a spy he may refrse to say a word." . '. "I will watch him myself, and all the boys 11ad beUez: keep a. lookout on him." The ne."Ct day came alarming rumors concerning the enemy. Cornwallis had postponed his departure, and was march if,g into Jersey to take command of the scattered troops. Howe was also coming on with a large !01ce to support hliri. Trenton was no doubt the objecthe point, and there would be fighting again in a short time. Washingto11, therefore, resolved to abandon .'l'renton. and tooli up a position on the east side of the Assunpin-k. Then he despatched me1' to Oadwalader at-:Cross wicks and to Mifflin at Bordentow;n. asking .them to CGme to his aid. . . . ' , .. . . : :stthe Liberty Boys moved their camp and took u,p a , position near the body. Then Dick took time to go to Trenton and warn t::race to be, more tha11 ever cautious. "If the enemy en tor Trenton." he said, "this man will ha\ e his friends all about him and will do his utmost to get hold of the boy." "I will take good car that he does not," said Grace. "Very good. It is more than likely that Cornwallis will seize Trenton, and so you must be on your guard. The reinforcements marched at once and joined the commander-in-chi•! on the first day of the year. . Washington' s rnain body was near the stom:i bridge over which a part of the Hessians had escaped at..the, tima or the attack on Trenton. • ;: ''' • • .7 • ' The advance guard was about three miles off in a wood, iravtng in front of them shabbakong Creek; Early on the morning of January 2d word came that .Corn-wallis wa.s certainly a:dvancing. The Liberty Boys were greatly excited when they heard it. "Woe may have another chance to hold oft'. the Hessians," Zafd 1'.71CK. "We would like nothing better," answered Bob . The general ordel'ed them out; therefore, to_ take ;.i., hand In it. 1 ' ' . • . No time was lost in obe)'irig the general's orders. . Horses were saddled, muskets and pistols made ready. ammunition served and all other necessary preparations made. "Forward, Libe1ty Boys'." cried Dick, when all was ready. The gallant lads gave a ch!'er and the march began. On they went at a gallop. every one of them anxious to meet the enemy and to do llll the damage they could. At last they heard the sound of musketry and knew that a skirmish' was taking pl.ace. On U1ey-'swept and s<>on came upon a part of the enemy's vanguard. "Charge!" shouted Dlek.. II • ' CHAPTER X. AN OBSTIXATE DEFENSE. The Liberty Boys da1ds wer:e thick. but a . little farther on they -were more open. "Now Impudent," muttered Diclc '!'hen, swinging his word above his h ead he c1ied in shrill tones: ''Charge, Liberty Boys! Down with th<' redcoats!''. "Liberty forever! Scatter the redcoats:• ccboed the plucky boys. _ They knew that they wero in a tight place. but that all the more incentiye to fight. Only a boy with iron nenc like .Diok g1ater would think of such a 1nove. Only a plucky fellow like Dick could carry it out success-fully. On swept the Liberty ,Boys with a rusl1 as they had two or three battalions behind them. The redcoats were puzzled to .know how the young patrioti; got there, but there was no time to ask questions. They simply fled, hoping to rallY ,at amore advantageous point in the road. And then the redcoats came up at a lively rate, hop ing to catch the boys. The woods were open now, and of a sudden Dick led his boys into them, firing a volley at both parties of redcoats. .. Ir we do, I know that I can trust to every boy ot you to 40 llis best." ou can." declared Mark, with feeling. "Whether it is hollow squares or charges, we are all ready." . ;\Vhilc the boys were discussing the rumors word came The leading party did not recognize the others as friends for a few moments. By this time the Liberty Boys were scampering across country toward the Shabbakong, laughing at the trick they trim the commander-in-chief. , . had played upQn enemy. . . • . . . "That was one of the 15auciest thmgs we ever did," chuckled ' G eneral Greene was taking out several strong parties to harass the enemy's advance. The Liberty Boys being able to move .rapidly were Bob. well "And only Dick slater could have thought o! it," answered adapted for this work. l\{ark. illq uiringly. I


\ LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW 11 "It was that or being qa.ught," declared Ben Spurlock. .. And we've got to be pretty well silrr6unded before we'll give up, " laughed Sam. . "As lqng as. th.ere .isa loophole to geic out we're going to !or Ii:,; , said Hurry Thurber. Skirmis_bes were-going -on -all along,.the enemy's line. They pushed on, . lio:w -ever; and rea.che. d the Shabbakong at no.on. . . . .... , . They halted tor a time on the bank and then moved forward. with great rapidity. oit, came to halt and lighted 0the1r camp-: fires. The Amei::,icans ._l}.()W 4id. the tearing. oftthe fence rails tor tliat ptfrpO'se. . . _" , . "Well, they're just on the other sf de of the creek only," said Dick, "and th(\re's no .w;h.en they will renew the 'at-tack, 110. keep your"eyes open, boys. " ' ."We will.'.' said-.all. " , t• ./ xr. " .They .!lrove the advance guard .out of the woods and pushed on until they reached the high.ground near the town. The s _kirmishing parties C!f the-:patriots came in rapidly ON A ER1!.A:t-."D . and, .crossing the nanow bridge on. the :.Assunpink, joined ... the main body. ' A cannonading both sides until darlr but, It was nearly sunset before Cornwaliis entered Trenton, on while it did little ifamage' to the pa trio.ts, ' their shots 'were account of the many checks he had received. ofte n most effective::: , . . ' . , " His rearguard, under .GeneraL Lesli!l, was about six mlles Sir William Erski!lEl 'wa ' s a]l:!:ious for Cotnwallis to att'ack distant, halfway between Trenton and rinceton. Washl11gtqp In his''tam'f\" _. 1 Forming his trops into columns; Cornwallis now attempted The however-,' wJth 'that' in his own t o -cross the Assunplnk b y . the little stone bridge or at the which _subs,equently .Pr"!JvEid .. to oe lli s overthrow, d e -fords. . _ cllned. . • . .. , , . _ . . , :. . . . . . ,. . ,. The were just as determined that she shoulci not. He felt sure the the ganie'was bis; and 'that h e had n o w Washington, mounte d on a white horse, rode along the lines got Washington in a "_p.Qsitlon rrom which there was_no esca p e . and cheered the patriots by word andexample. He was willing tQ giy_ e "hjs ; vvilaried : troops a.-night" s rest, s o Dick and the Liberty Boys "were at the bridge supporting as to prerpare . for . he considered would b!l the artillery. . ,r struggle, '. .,. , .. , .. ;; , . -, The redcoats made an attempt to-cross and were raked by "I will bag the fox'in the morning," ccinte;inptu o u s ly , the patriot artillery. little dreramlng of how" he w:as . golrig to: be outgeneraled. Then the Liberty Boys charged, pouring. in a tremendous There was no dlsp.uting thll' dartge r :to tli. e ' . volley. ' . , . ,' . _ . tP,ell.} la,y tiom' noating ' "Let thlim have it, boys,' ' 'cried'1)fok:: ' ' The guns will speak ice. . ' . . . . ,; .: ,,_. -.. ._, . , ,. ".: . _._.,,_-_, , again.; in a moment." ,. _ . .. . .. _. .... . All that separa,te!\' t1le!n from . UJe : ene 1py w.a s a narrow . Cantio'n roare d '_and musxets' rattfed, pistols cracked and stream, readily crossed-by a brddgi a1ri:Cnu.merous foi:ds ; . ._ gallant boys peered', and ei.lilm y-_ f!lii back. . A general actici . n 'woU.Jd be fatal; and;yet tliere 'seemed lil'tle , -The patriots raised a ro. u .sing clieer, and then the intrepid chance -of a retrea. t. . . , : . : .. , , " _... . boys, led by Dick, moved .. along to one.of the fords. . The mild weatherwould. soon reiider Uie roads dee p , miry Dick had just recefved wo.r!l _general to protect it. and_ well night lmpas11a-b _ll'! . . • , ' _. :' .: ".. . . , . They arrived none too soorr, .fot'tl'.!e redcoats were attempt. -The question. ot a • i:,etr.e<1-t alonlf th<') Quaker, r?ad and ;i; , d . e ing to cross as they came up. _. . . 1 scent upon Prmceton. and then, a ' lnlrried ma:rch to Bruns, .Another attempt to .capture the bridge was rnade, but the wick to capture .wer e "dfucusse d :. ... . guns raked "it, and .there was 11,0 g itting alang .at the enemy after un "Farther on the . w,a.ter is deep" Dick. "This horsing many of them, the gallant youths forced them to re-the p!'ace to cross. and I am going to do it.' ' tire and another cheer went up. . . Dick Slater was Ii boy of and quick wit. "Pitch 'em Into the water, anything to get rid of He 11t onctn th.o -ughl' 'ot the red\ Lining to.his' coat. . Jaughe d lBob. _ . . . . ... . It was a matter of a f!!"' mo,ments on!)' to turn the garment It was not necessary for the.l:.Jberty ,:soys .to enter the inside.out. .... "< .!.., .,, ..... , , ,, .,.... . s tream again. Then he entered 'th"e sloW.iy anu The enemy's one :was sul'rjcient, and they did Keiiping in-shad-0wil and..-away from "the light of the tire&' not make another attempt. . as much as poBl!fore,' .lle ti>rded.the' cree);:. At other fords they tried to cross, . but with no more success . He had, hardJy"dvr:. c s.!) "when a ,reacoat' halted him. that these men had met with. ; . "Hallo, been visit t1> the 1.h e ffi(\ll At every. repulse of the enemy a chee r arose from taking Dick fQ.r one o!.-hls con"tradel! . c . p atriots, while the g eneral s _tlll r oiJ:e up and d own, cheenng "Yes,'' returne1? 'Di0 k-. shortl:y<, '.'but ri. sl•Y " , . them by his presence. "Oh, wMl , we' ll ' e:• n r est till m orning :cn < l th<:in we'll -Many a shot was aimed a t him, but he. seeme d to be imhave 'em out or tb:i,t . " . < pervious .to bullets and. to bear a charmed life. b y his red coat. •-' . _, . . . . __ Tl1e Liberty Boys ranged their expert sharpshooters along '"Very J ;kely" ;i.r+d.Dl'ck rode so!cHcr b.ok;; the bank and began P,.ic_k!ng,of!;i enemy till the lo.tter found . w htching his r(r: d Dicl;ed this.' most un'pr6fitable .. fell baclr . l by the ",hQ ;w:,e r e n o t t.oQ str,c:t a. . watch, l!l:ad At_'.lengt. h ,the'enemy, tired•ofthe.rep_e& they ,:._.,-, .. _ ': ; ., :_ ,, ! If ,.-• .. \' ,., .. 1.:: <-'; ... _ 1 :: •• 1 • -= .t';..,, .. _r._,:;. .\. o:;:,vr ::''"1 I ,\. , . . . . : .. . ',. . •'I .f,.:• .' '1 '.


12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. He did not turn his coat right side out again until after passing the outposts, where the guards let him go on with out question. ;r'hey he. slipped into a dark alley and made the onange, gomg on till he reached thetavern where he had seen Van Duzen and Steele. He looked intD the place, finding it full of redcoat!i l)ut 111J.w nothing of the two scoundrels. ' . may be elsewhere," he thought, "and the -::o;ner:>tl.tion in there Is loo genel."al to learn anything from." He resolved to go and see Grace Miller, as she n:ig-ht 'l::we learned something, and, in any event, he wished to assure himself that she was safe. There were redcoats on the other side of the strt>et at the time, and the mentio n of Dick's name migllt result disastrously. / His host quickly shut the door and said: ::Have you not can1e on a dangerous etrand, tn " y Yes , sir, but I frequently do that," with a smill'. Grace and John were glad to see Dick, lrnt Urace was nfraid like h e r father that he was running too great " ri11ic ' "You have not been annoyed by the redco:t ts'.'" Dick a11h;e d . "No, but I have not been out." "You have seen nothing of Van Duzen or 8teole'!" "No, nothing.'' 'The men know this house, so be careful." "l will be," quietly. . At leni:;th Dick decide d to return,but looked out cau-tiously before he left house. There were two men opposite watching it. Ee easily recognized them a.s Yan Dm;en and the lawyer. "They may recognize me it I go now,", he said, '"but I must take the ri:;rlc" Hil_ wens out. thciefore, saying in gruff tone: "FOJlow my directions und the woman will soOJ1 get yell. Take the medicine as ordered." "Very good, Doctor," answered Mr. Miller, taking Ills cue from Dick. The young captain then got on his horse nntl roqc away. • He saw the two men watching the house and thnught him self safe> until. passini:; tho next door, it was suddenly opened and a flood of light streamed out upon him. "Stope that boy, he's Dick :Slater. tl1p rebel spy!" shoutl.'cl the Tory. There were not many abroad, but at that morn"nt a guard was coming up 1he street right in Dick's' path. Dick threw open his &oat and turned back the fl nps so that the lining would show. "Hurry!" he said to the patrol, as they tool{ the sidewalk. "There is a rebel escaping." • The gun r hurried and Dick went bn. "Why didn't you stop the rebel?" he hPard Van Dusen say. "'You let him go right by." "N1>nsense ! 'That was an officer who pos11ed u:o.'' Dick turned into a side street, butl\lned hlii coo.t and. went o nhurriedly. He heard no more of the of the Tory arnd the patrol, but soon heard hu:ried footsteps corning on after him. lf.iuickly dismounting-, he the horim 011 and steppe d Into a doorway, Pre!!lently a crov;d of mer}, soldiers ar.d civilians, came \"3.Cing by. "This way; I hear the horse," "We must cR.tch him." and now three or four horseme n joined tl\e party. • They all went on, and th.en Dick rame out nud hurriod a.long the deserted street. On the street near the outposts he saw a crowd around a h orse. "That's the horse, but where is the rebel?"' he heard Van Duzen r.ay. "Well. the horse js of 110 use without him. ):011 should have followed him.'' One of the otficrrs led the hor13e and went on lownl'd the outposts. tne crowd dispersing. Dirk tollowed lteepini:; at the side of the roaq in the shadows. ' At the guardhouse tne officer left Dick's }jol'se standin!f and went forw!l.rd. Dick eudednly glideq ahead, leaped mto the s:i.qdle and d11-shed ahead. • He lay along the aniwal'11 neck and we,s not seen in tne darkness. There were shouts and cries, but ne kept on beyond the town, and at length the sounds died 0ut. It was growing suddenly cold, he noticed, the v{jnd hav ing changed. "It tnis keeps up the roads wlll be a hard as a stone floor," he muttered. Then he went on, forded the creek apove the enemy's camp and made his way toward his own. When he re!\ched It he told Bob ot the change in the weather. Bob had noticed it, but had not thought what it meant. It grew rapidly colder and decided the question before the council or war. • Washll}gton determined to steal a march upon Cornwallis. CHAPTER XII. AN UNFOR'l'UNATE ACCIDENT. -The sudden and moiit decided change in the weather was the best thing that could have happened for the patriots. It settled U1e question as to the evacuation of the camp and the march upon Princeton. The baggage was silently removetl to Burlington, and all preparations were made. for a rapid march. In two hours the road11 would be bard enough for the heaviest artiUery To deceive• the enemy the fires were kep up, and the men were mployd (l.igging torches within haring of the British sentries. They were to work as noisily as pos:oible till daybreak, the suards goingthe rounds as usual and all the evidences of a busy camp to IJe kept up meanwhile. The Liberty Boys went to work near their camp and kept it up till nearly daybreak. Now and then they would shout across the creek to the British sentries, Patsy, Carl and the others exch ani:;ingwitty remarks with the redcoats. There was not the sllghtest sus,plcion in the British camp tha ttl1e patriQts were alrea.dy marching silently away.( General Mercer was in the advan<;e ,followed by the main body undeF W;ishington's immediate command. •, 'l'he Quaker road joined the main road about two miles from Princeton. Here Washington expected to arrive about dirybreak. The road was new and rai:;ged , however. cut through woods where sometimes the stumps of trees brolrn the wheels of some of the baggage trains, It was nearly runrise of a bright, froRty morning, therefore, .. h e n Vl'ashlngton reached tho bridge over Stony Brook, abou t three miles from Princeton. Crossing the bridge, \Vashin!}oton led his troops along the bank to the edge of a wood by a byroad said to be a sho1-t cut to Princeton. By this road Washini;ton defiled with his main body, or-. df.'l•in!l" Mercer to continue along the brook to the nrnin road, which he was to secm•e and destroy the \(t•idge ovet which it i slitter of arms. Mercer's rirlemc n, who had been jomed by thj.l Liberty Boys aftt'r a rapid rt1:ueh. were filing awng the Q'uakei" road to secure the bridge. J\lawhood tool{ them for a remnant of patriot troops fleeing b efore Cornwallis. H'll then faced about and made a movement to inte1•eept them or hold then1 in c heck while L!esengers were hurried off to Princeton t o hsten th!' rt'maining r egiments. The woods oonoculed ltirn till h o had reeroSSt>d Stony Brook. Then Diel;: Slater saw him and reponC'd lhe fact at once. JJoth parties dashed ahead to get of a bit or rising ground near a.. h onse. / The Liberty .I?oys rcnchod it first o no formed be'hind a hcd,:;e extending a slope in front Of the hOU3C'. They quickly opened firo upon the enemy, being joined by the 1•iflemen. Mercer was dismounted and wounded, and for a time all was in confusion, the Liberty Boys falling back in good order and keeping up a steady fire. Mawhood, pushing on with every confidence of victory, was suddenly confronted by a large force coming towarq him. Washington himself had arrived, and now gathering the !!Cattered militia,' he galloped forward under the fire of Mawhood's pattery. T)le Liberty Boys charged with the rest, 11-nd now the British colonel found hin•self assailed on all sides, separated from the other British regiments and in danger of capture. J<'orcng hhi way back with great loss, he was soon in full retreat to join Cornwallis at Trenton. Then Dick was despatched wit)l. the Liberty Boys to destroy the bridge and so impecle advance of General Leslie. I I


LIBERTY BOYS' HOLJ ... OW SQUARE. 13 Dick rode away at the head of his brave boys and was soon It there were no present means of escape he would at the bridge. _ make one. Then axes were plied vigorously, Dick nimself working at the head of his axemen. Before long the gleam of scarlet uni!orr,ns rwas seep. CHAPTER XIII. Cornwallis wa,s coming on h,is way to Princetp11. BO'.rHERING THE ENEMY. "Work lively, boys!" cried Dick. "Tal>e a squad( Bob, and hold the redcoats in check." ' While Dick was determined to make his usc;cpo., he was The British trained their artillery upon the j_..iberty Boys in no great hurry to clo so. and sent a shot flying at them. He must get his clothes thawed out and lhE>n dried first. It failed to do any, however, and then the fallont Cornwallis, having beon cut oJT. by the of lads poured a volley upon the enemy. the bridge, w _ould not attempt to put 011 at once, and every The axes were flying and the bridge was badly broken. moment ur was to Dick's adva11tage. The enemy might get over it as it was, however. lie stood first with bis back to the f!re,' and then fac-Dick therefore, told the boys to work barder, setting them ing it, occAsionally loolcing out of the window then thE> e;xarnple. . . about the 1100111. He was cutting away vigorously at a Jog upon which some The lieutenant went out upon some errand, leaving Dick of the timbers rest'ed. alone. It suddenly gave way, beforo he expected, and be was s 1 f 1 , thrown into the water. -. c eptr ea paced in front o t 1e wipao:t_'s, and there were, , . 'i:I .,, no doubt, otti,ers at .. ,!;>acl1-pf the hottse. A shout of dismay a.rosjl 'L•, ' .oi' _ ys. The officer was evicfontly not ufr'1.'id to him alone, .-\t first they thought that the br'idge tlmbersr had l:aljen feeling sute that he could not escape. upon Dick. i-H the side of the road. in front of tho house, was a 'fhey presently saw him '=limbing upon some qt, ihcm as horse hitched to ii. post. they went floating down stream. The sentry approached bim at lntcrvals, and "Cut away, boys!" he shou_ted. someone came up antl. thrC1w a blanke ovei hl1n. Jn a short time the bridge l'ell, and Cornw11llis fom1d himself At length the lieutenant came in and threw his great-cut off. ' coat over chalr. . He attempted to ford -the creel<, but the ban\n, while l:hc lieuteirnnt drew eaemy. chair up before tho f.lre. "So-so, rnY fine young rebel," ,,._' the lieuten1mt in charge "\Von"t you sit dow'n. captain?" he askod, with mock of thC1 partt ,who had captl)J,'.eQ. hlm, , :' .>ye gQ..t you after politoment.' a!1. have we. , . _ "No, I thank y0u. It suits me better to sta11d at "For the present.,"' said Diel<, quietly. present." ,-"You cut us off and now we cul off. Turn ab'out is "Anything to be a.g11eeable," the redcoat laur.;hed, ta.king fair play." Ing a pipe an(l tobacco from the mantel over th<\ firenlace. "So it is," said Diel<, "but it i . s cold work, sta11Cling out hire Then he ptocetlded to smoke. laying ccsidc his hat. in frozen clothes." Dick now glan0c>c1 out the window and now' 11t the door The lieutenant laughed, and Diel{ was taken to a ilttle cot-leading to the kitchen tage nearby , where there was !l rousing fire of IQgs on the The sentry was at the horso's :;ide, but would presently hearth. leave it. "You are the captnh1 J; ltnd hi(' nn ll'1 \•"'''1 here and you seek to deprive us of It, LO but•den us with It was but a omont ])r,,f0l'<' ht! Wfl'3 at the cl<,or. in'.-;u itous taxation, to deny up representation, to tn.l;;e away fn ._l!t was oi,1ts\de and I.heh_ npon the horse's lh•' fruits of our lab9rs and to make us the meanest ot back. l depndenti;." , , _ The m ... no P 11tccy. "By George, tha.t ls treason"' ' I What there rn.01 ;intural tl'i< n th"-" at of1cer should "And, by George, we are going t0 gei nt," l Jump 11Jll1 a aJl<.1 ride off'! said Dick. "I prefer our Gt>orge tu ytn1rs." . Dick d •hl'Cl . ! ,\vay hl :i "'.allo trnd haft scoun'd tt good "Tf not, Gcncrlll Sir William Howe has ottered !ead_ whe1 aame n from the a r e\\ard of five lyundrec1 pounds ror your c::iptura'!" the Hls esC'ape ,,,._ bpen dicJP\'ered, but 1t wa,s now tf:l()1 late lieutenant continued. to overtakt) h\rri. "You h ave been cor1•ectly informed," "'qswevad Dick, 1 for Pushlnr.{ on c)own ' nti:<>am, he cume to a ford and " such was the case. ' / -Then he rejoi11od the Lib1Jrt;y: J3oys, ;vho :tia(! given him "There to Qe l-' ,,hing to prevent my chtiming this up ns lost for some tinHi,_ reward,' 'exultantly. l'Corn>.\nllis '.Viii oi"li!-!1;1 before Jong, " he said, 'Thre's many a. slip •wlxt the , cup anc) tho lip, you i '•so wo musL be up and clOipg." know, lieuten:tnr," quietly. "\Vtwre (Jiq you get t!Lo British gre;ltcnat?" as]ied Bob. "Very true; but there wili be no alip this tibe, rnY yong-"A lieutenant lPnt it b me," with a laugh. rebpl."' "Without bia knowllldi;@. 1 fancy," churQl{led Marlt. "You might be less abusive, sir," said Diak, ''R,11n-1ie1, He saw an -gun as he spc\;o, anfl it ga,.ve and holding his commlssion," him idea. ' "You are simply an irregular body, scarcely as import-It had been left be}lind by lhe p11triots as being too ant as the militia even." oolorlng. heavy to talnd Diek, "Have you ever raised poultry?" asked Diok, with a fl'om )lis hiding-place, presently i>aw th. e l'IJ1enw tuni, and smile go off in the direction of BruhsWick. "What a question!" pompously. "I am a soldie1', sit"." Washington had gone on t.P Plueka.min, where tie halted "Still, you may konw that it never wise to count your Lo rest his wearied troops. chiclrnns pefore they are hatched." Diclc now made a camp in the woods, a11d to The lieutenant colored, but pointed out of the window. take a r-est until he could receive instr-uctions !rom the "Do y 0 u see those men'!" he asked.:----"'!'he place is well general. guarded. There is no possible means of escape." Fires were lighteq., huts erected, and tne g!J,]l!j.nt boys "Perhaps net,'' was Dick's tl\01;1gl).t. "I do not iake proceeded to make themselve:i comf,ort:i.ble alter everything the enemy says. granted." fa,tiguinl>'. day. • f •'


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. CHAPTER XIV. DICK LEARNS MORE ABOUT VAN DUZEN. day rode over ."to the commander-in-chief's quarters to receive instructions. These were brief. The Liberty Boys were to harass the enemy In every way. Cornwallis was now at Brunswick, where he had his military stores.' General instructions given to everyone were to prevent anyone going in or out of the town, to intercept supplies and scouting parties, and to prevent any., information being sent out or received by the enemy, The Liberty Boys were accustomed to this sort of work and would be eager for it. Jiaving received his Instructions, Ulck set off upon his to .the , ,. On his way he came to an inn and, being in need of rest anc;I refreshments, rode up and dismounted. Upon entering the Inn he caught a glimpse through an open doorway of two men seated at a table In a corner of the cooffee room. He recognized them In an instant as Van Duzen' and Steele. , "What are those two scoundrels doing here?" he thought. Avoiding the coffee room, he called a maid and asked to be shown to a private room. "Very good, sir," the maid said. "This way, sir." "It these two villains are conspiring. together, it might be as we11 to know what they are taJking about," was Dick's thought. gli:l . led the way to a small room .opening upon the baJJJ took his. order and went .away. Shortly arterward he heard someone enter the next room, there beilng a door of communication. "The:y"re in the coffee room; I'll send them in.'' he heard someone say. Shortly afterward he heard Van Duzen and Steele talking In the next room. .. Strange," he muttered. "1 did not want them to see me, and now they are in the next room." ''Wbat did you want of me?" asked Van Duzen. "I have been trying to find you to get an account of your affairs." . . , . . "You knew my resldence:" you . wer!'l not there.'' "No, I wa.S on a visit." . ''The other trustees, Mr . . : Green.leaf and Mr. Hazen, ex press doubts that you are using the funds properly, Mr. :Van Duzen." "I can assure you that p.e is," whined Steele. "We would like to see the boy also and take his views." "That's just the trouble," said Van Dt.zen. "I am looking for him myself." "Looking !or him?" "Yes, and that Is whY I was not at home. The boy has been kidnapper and we are in search of him. "Reginald kidnapped?'" in great surprise. "Yes by' y institutions to prevent the Pennsylvania laws from touching It.'' "Very good. We shall have to look it up, Bob." CHAPTER XV. ''We are going to Brurnswick to look for him. " "Lies all lies.'' muttered Dic k. "I must expose the fraud tell this gentleman where th<' boys is." He arose and left the room wfth the; intention of going In and telilng the gentleman how Van Duzen was playMOP.,E ABOU'jI' A RASCAL. ing false. . As he stepped into the ban, he hllard a considerable noise, and In another moment saw a number of redcoats ap91"oachin". "Ha ; rebel!" they cried. "After him!" Tho' party ha\! come up while Dick .was in the inn and Ile had not suspected it. It was probably a sc':iuting pa.rtry either going or com ing from New Brunswick. presence here was entirely unexpected, and Dick was quite taken by surprise. A dozen redcoats came flying toward him. There was no time to expose Van Duzen's villainy now. Dick f.!red 11. shot, more to halt than to wound the red 11.loatii.' a .nd pew. do_'.Yl'n•; :, "' • • ',• ' • .;.. ..., • ), ,• • :' -lo'-.-, -'• '-• ,:,. ' • • • .• The day after, the y were settled fn their J?-CW camp_ pick sent some o f lhe Liberty BoYs out on scouting expeditions. Disguising himself, Dick set out for Brunswick. He did not take Major, as the horse wa.s too well known to the enemy. Hiding on an ordinary-Joldng but flJ)eedy horse, Dick loolced like a farmer' s ]Joy going to market. on the way to the town and no far from it Dick. passed a low, rumbling, one-story und a half cottage which had been abandoned by its owners. . It was in bad repair, and there had been a fire in one end of it, which might account !Or tlie dwellers having left it. • Riding on, Dick at length r_eached the outposts. Here a sently challenged him and wanted to know hi!! businCll . ,. :


• THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. "I want ter see Lord Cornwallis," he said, boldly. satisfied that this is not his right name. I heard you call The sentry laughed. him Reginald the other day." The idea of this raw-looking country boy wanting to see "Yes, that is right." the British general was most amusing. 'And you three gentlemen want an a<'counting." "What do you lo see him for?" the soldier asked. "We do." "Oh, .iust tcr SE'f' how he looks," carelessly. "I've heard "From things I have heard Van Duzen himself say, I er lot crbout him. " know that he has long been appropriating the lad's for"Oh, that's. all, eh?" tune to his own uses." "Waa1, lhet's all rm telin' yer," with a slY look. "That is just what we have suspectnd." That made the sentry laugh more/than ever. "It ls also my belief that now, fearing exposure, he is' "How was il that lho rebels Jet you get through?" he about to abi;cond." asked. The three gentlemen looked at each oth"l' in surprise. "vVhy. they thought l was one of 'em," with a laugh. "That is just what I feared." 'Thatw was putty good, wasn't it?" "His coming here was a mere subterfuge ... "Yei;." •He may have placed money here," suggested Dick, The officer of the guard came out, looked at Dick and "and has come to get it. Very likely he had some in said: Trenton also." "Let the fool go in if he Ukes. He can't do anY, harm." .. He told me he had invested it in different places, but "More than you think." was Dicl{'s thought. could not get an immediate acco'"' Then he rode on, and presently put up his horse at a "That is probably one of his lies, IJc told you the tavern where they had accommodations for such. ,had been kidnapped by a redcoat." Then he set off around the town t.n get an estimate of "\cry true." the number of troops quartE>red th Pre and to study the gen"And you say he is in Brunswick?" asked cneral condition of affair:". "Yes; w e • came here to look for tile boy." He dropped' in at three or four taverns, remaining a few "Did StPelc .com!' also?" minutes in each and noticing the men gathf'recl thPrC'. j "I-I<' did." He noted their c01nprsation. and observC'C1 thal tlHre 1 ''HC' is as big a scoundrel as Vo.n Duzen. but I think was a god deal of fr<>tfulness n bout being cooped U)J inthat thp latter will try to get hid of him nrl cheat him out stead of going about harassing tile '..'rebels." of the pickings and stealings he has llP<'n g-('jting from the .Among the inhabit3;11ts there. was a goo_d d"al of diE<-1 estat<>." . . taste toward tho :so ld1<'rs. and it ":as f'as1ly f'<'f'n that I " [ havP long suspected that Steele was trring to get all their presence in tho town was not liked. th' business into his own hands and to have himself ap-The attitude of the people toward them was bold and pointed guardian." even insulting a.t tim<'!' . and Dick know that if a sufficient "Tel! me." said Dick, "what is the boys real name in force could be brought against the town there would be 1 ru!l ?" feeling enough e.mong the natives to drive o . ut the interAt that moment a sergeant and a file of soldiers entered lopers. thf' room, preceded by Steele. He noted the number and disposition of the troops, saw "Therf' Is the rebel, Dick Slater himself, in that stall where.. an attack might be madP. and learned many other with the three gentlemen," cried the lawyer. "Arrest things of importance. him;" ' He was !;trolling carelessly along the main street when "Dick hurled a pewter pot at the lawyer, upsetting him he overlook three gentlemen talking earnestly together. in front of the soldiers. "I tell you 1\fr. Greenleaf," he hl')ard one say, "I believe Then, dashing acros sthe room he thrE-w open a wln-the man to be a thorough scoundrel. " ' dow an dsprang out. ' The YOice wa" that of the man whom he had heard talkThe red<'oats did not dare to fire for fear of hitting somekig to Yan Duzen in lhc tavern on the day before they had one outside, and Dick escaped. come to Brunswick. Hurryfng along a narrow lane. Dick reac-hed the main "Then we ougllt to do something decided and at once, street and went on at not too rapid a gait toward the place in order to save the l>oys said a second. where he had left lfis J10rse. "Yes, Mr. Hazen, and that is the very thing I propose To do." . These two name:< were the same Dick had heard mentioned in tho tavern. Thest> three gentlemPn. then. were the t1ustees of the estate. to whom Van Duzen was supposed to give an ac 'l'his wo.s a most fortunate meeting. therefore. Th. e three gentlemen turned i11to a siuc J' head, ,he that the redcoats were He was almost at the deserted house which hi' :h'!l.d noticed while going to firunswicK. Suddenly his horse cast a shoe and then began to go lame. Then there were shots !rom the redcoats, one of striking the animal. Then he dodged behind a small outbuilding wnd lishouse. He leaped from the saddle in time to avoid being throwa and sprang into the yard. Hurying along the walk, he burst open the door anA entered the house. Wedging the door in place, he hurried through to the n!llU'. He did not intend to remain In it, knowing that the reacoats would speedily surround it. Hurrying through to the rear, he found an open window, the door near it being barred. , Springing out, he landed upon 'bare ground when. he left no footprints. , ,


. ) 16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUARE. 'The wind had left t11.e. ground bare of snow tor some space, and he hurriet ' keeping U1e house between him and the road. • ' 1'hE'n he diilged be nd a small outl>uili.\ing and listened, The r"dcoats were surrounding the house. "He hasn't come out thiR wav" said one. ":No, he's in there yet, but w 1oke him out." Dick kept. 011 across the . ard the woods. always keeping the buildlng betw(n 1 .. :SEllf and the house. I 'l'he air 'W:iS Clear and CO\d, aniJ•,he COUid hear the VOlCeS O f the redcoats Vel'Y They had surrounded the houBc, supposing him still to be in it. I The. y were cnlllngto him to . come out, threatening to burn it ii he did not. ' Reaching the wnods, he ha!'leed along the edge of them to get into the roah toward the road. Smoke was now issuing from the houss. The redcoats had t coming on not far diRta .ut. , Climbing to the top of the fence, ho w:n•ed his hfl.t and ance on the road. must cry 'Stand and delher;' like the highwaymen of bygone days.'' "Quite right, bob," smlllng. :Ourlng the rest of the day the LiJ:>erty Boys watched the road from different points, but saw nothing of a suspicious character. At night they stationed here. and tber,e, looking !or the expected fugitive. It was likely that he would take the road to ..(mboy or Elizabethtown, but he rnlght try to work north toward the state line and Ro get Into Nf'w York. It was as well to w;:11ch all the possible avenue!! of esc.ape, and Dick bade the boys exercise U1e groatest vigilance. It was qu!te lato, and none of tho boys had reported seeIng of either VRn Duzen ot Steele. 1t was after midnight, and Dick Slater with Mark, the two Harrys and Bon were JHtrolling the Amboy road. It was almosr thA darkest, drf'ar!est hour of the night when Dlek suddenly heat?! the tramp, of horses :md the sound of wheels. "On guard, boy,,," he CHAPTER XVII. t\ CAPTGRF) AND AND AN ESC !Shouted. On came the gallant lads a ' t a gallop. The boys reml).inec'! in tho shadow on either side of the 1 '!'hey were Jed hy Bob. road awaiting the coming or the coach, for suC!h they took 'rhey r1nickly recognized Dick and wanted to know what it to be from the sound. liad happened. , It came on at a rattHng pace, and whoever ''fas in it was "Hide on and disp1ln;o thos r1>dcoat!<," Ha.Id Diek. "They evidently in grci1t haste. too busy trying to smolrn me out oe that house to The driler had a lantern tinder his seat, but he Reeme4 notice you.'' to know the road, for he c .ame on ::i.t a "'alloJ1. "Take my horse, Dick," s:?.id Den Spurlock. "You ought "' to be tht'1c." The vehiclll was on old family coach, and was driven Hf' dismounted as he spoke, and Bob added: by two strong, spr; ied:1 horses who made the snow fly as "Ye,.,, you to lead. Com" 'fln. Dick.'' they. came on, . was in thi; saddle in a momont ancl ahead, .Suddenly Mark .ancJ Ben dashf:'1! alongside th<'> coach on leading the party. 9 ono side, the two Harrys taking a position on th1> other, Th>3 :edcoats. were too t? notice thll approach ot DlC'k spra1tg into the mlddl<> of the roaq an"-said the bo:i s, :JR Dick had said, until the fellows "Stand! ''\'here are ;\1011 s:olng at this hour Of th<' night 7" upon th>:'m. , The startll!'d driver l'''lned in hiA horses, fairly bringing Then, to their amazement, thr-y beheld the very them upon their haunches, and said: bol' whoi they though they wer" going to smoke out o't beg you won't i;top me, gentlemen. tile hou:!'e leading a party ot Liberty Boys. life and d!)at.h I,, am t,1k1ng a physician lt ir; a. of to a poor sick At o;iqce th0y leaped in•o their saddles, put spurs to their Who IS----. horses and clashed away, 'Ta]>e the lantern, :\lark, and let us see thii; good doctor" "After them, Liberty Boys!" crfed Diel\'., "'Drh'e tllem into Mark took the lantern f!'om under the driver' s e;eat and the town.!" • advanced to tho cqarh door. . "Liberty forever! Scatter tile redcoats!" :'!hout:ed the boys. I "Look out," said Ben. "The fellow may tire." Then tluiy fired a rattling volley a sa force sallied out to pur. 1:1!.'ll arry 'rhurber suddenly opened the door on the •me them. . . !ar.he.r side. They rode away at lull however, thfl wllue You are," he 3aid. }louse, which wa.s now furiously, and piek.ed up !lerty J!';oy11, Jell. by the two Rarrys, a}!I En tie hf'ld a hell.VY, portmar)teau: Lea.Yin.,; town, yeu 'T" asked. iifarry. The pursuers now hecane fu,:itlve!!, tk• two pltrtieii glv-"1'.'es, then are too m1my Briti*11 here. I am a;n honest tng chase and drivln:-th8m back int• tt>'l'fn. t.r;ot ynurs$!Vei!, and I trust you wlll not Thma!ns in town." , no Van Du:r.en.'' i:al' "YOtl are trying .:!o you think ht" wilt, Dirk?" a"l;:ed nob, to 11(1"' thei>\'l genllem n, the trustee:!!, the slip. Se rch him, .. No, 1 do not. I tlllnk he will en(leavi;ir to get n ivay ll.F l.loys." on as possible and to leave ilteele iu the lurch. • Marl< held the latttern while the two boys tore open the "''.l'hen we must try intercept him.'' Tory' s coat an.i searchocl him. a is just what I mean to try to do, Bob. He must not They found a heavY purse and a number of documents 1 h J'k 1 t 1 .,,. 7th!ch proved to have to do with the case of the so-called ., 1en s e 1 e y o eave. John Brown. "At night, think." . . "But there will be patriots thl'I r ead." The Tory had a bunch of keys m his pocket, and with "He wi\ !travel as a private citizen a.nd 'Will probably try one of theet! Harry Thurber opened the portmanteau. f,o pass a pa:'t!riot. He wil1 not be detained for any g11eat It contained el& hes and alsQ a, .number of P,eavy pac)!ets length of tlme.1 ' "i'h!ch prooablw held meoney, in gold coi!n, no doubt. "Unless we meet him," with <1laugh. ' n•-i.. •-..;re vvlll take your passenger to "Exactly." tl1e camp. Rs is a. defau1ter, and there are men in the '"Then Wt\ roust watch "him, and if -we see a. private convey-town back there wllo want very much to see him."


THE LIBERTY BOYS' HOLLOW SQUAR::j:. 17 "Y'ou can't prove it," blustered tho Tory. "You can't proi:e that the money ls not my own." "Perhaps we can," said Dick. "Drive on." "Just what I say, 'Dick. The old fox had his hut the bed of an old stream. He has burrowed into this and has "Belie\•e men, gentlem1m, I am guiltless of a11y offense in this matter," said the driver. "I wa.s merely to take the party to Amboy, and l know nothing of his affairs.'' so got away. " "V.'hat did he h ave to burrow with, . "V.., ry good," said Diek. "\\"e will hold you guiltless and allow you to return." "His shoe buckles and a stick from the shack ltself. The earth was simply ;i. crust, and he h11s broken through it." 'l'hen the coach went on, the boys rJiHng a.Jongside. Reaching t!rn eamp, the Tory was hefped out of 'tile coach1 being in a state ot collapse. "A.nd left no tracks?" "Not many. The hut cai;t' a deep shadO\V into lhe old bed, and he crawlf\d along it for some distan_ce and at last struck for the road." "Not toward .the town. Bob?" "No, but along the road from it, and at a rapid pace, all He was taken to one of the hut.<1 and put under tuard. The portmanteau was placed In ])ick's quarters and care fully guarded. far as I could make out." Then the dri\er was allowed to return, as it was evident that he Jtad simply been hll"ed to take the 'l'ory out of town and knew nothing or his affairs. "And no one saw hlin ?" "No, the shadow prevented, and the cracking of the fire made a. good noise, while the wind blew pretty sharp He drove off ai: a gallop, therefore, thanking tl;u1 bnys this morning and--" . . ''Never mind, Rob," laughed Dick:' ''T am not 1 the boys for letting him get He had no. m?,ney for not havlng detained him. , Aft11r he had gone Dick went to the hut where the Tory had been placed. "You left your partner in the lurch, did you?" he asked. "Only the purse which you returned to. him. "Very true. There was a gnodly sum in that, and he can probably make his way to tbs city. \Ve will not see him "Tli> has helped you to rob this estate ,and now you decamp and leave him to suffer." again." n k " t "I hate to have the fellow get1 the best of us, ie , mu • "He's a &limy little scoundrel and he ought to rot in jail," blustered Van Duzen. "F.{e has l'Obbed me right and left. This money is what he has lltolep. from me, but 'whtch' I fortunately recovered today.'' "You seem to forget,'' said Dick, "that I overheard you and Steele disCU8sing how )'OU had robb<'d th.If\ boy, whom you call John Brown.'' "You did nothing of the sort," growled the Tory. "I told him that I had discovered his peculations and that I would put him i n prison unles she rer.n)ded." "It h i m had a pretty poor lot ot aeql1aintances," mapped Dick. "Don't you c!a.rl'l lo propose such a thing to me ai:;ain.'• .. That Is all mY own money," snarlec! Van Duzen, "! l "'ill liave you prosecuted tor robbery If you touch a penny of It." r think It will be 1ust as well not to !lpeak a1'out prosecut,lon , " said Dick, drily. Then he left the hut, telling the beys to replentlsb the tires a.nil to keep :1, 11t:riet watch 11pon the prisoner. Returnlng to his own hut, b.e exa'n:!.ined the Pl!fers ta.ken from Van Duzen. These related to the but always referred to him as .;.)hn Brown, his own name l'lOt being mentioned. They spoke of sums being receivecl. in his and being devoted to this or that pu!'pose, and there was not a paper which showed that Van Duzen had any moneY of his own or any means of getting any. 1 There were memoranda of sums pa.Id to Steele "to keep bis mduth stwt" and of sums appropriated "tor my own nest,'' everrthlng ehtiwln.,that the ma,n had vystematically rohl-ed the estate fo!' years. He had lent money out at usury, ci-edltlng the estate with the usual rate and keeping the rest, he had falsified the accounts, crediting tens where they should have been hun dreds, and when be had spent money for tne \)oy had charged qua.: ruple what ne bad aetua.lly spent. • Even the packets of money In the portmanteau were labeled ''my of the pro its" or "what that old fox Steele does not get," showing plainly that the man made a boa!ment . . To all appearances tl:ie camp was the same a . s it ha!f a .lway s been. Anyone approaching it would have detected no change until well within it. The boys rode away an4 in a , short time heard shouts and !iring. 1 , "The enemy have take'.!\ an empty camp,' laughed 'Sen. "There wlll be another victory fo!' the king's troops re corded In the bulletins," added M11rk. "To gether with the capture ot a. larg"e quantity of i;tores," chuckled , . . ''We got away none too soon, anyhow, • declared Bob. "That 11coundrel thought be would get u11 in trouble, no doubt." "And It wae your thought!ulneio:s that saved us from \)e lnb surprised,\ Bob," added Dick. They made a new camp in as good a. place t.he old one and in an equally good position for watching the en emy. Along In the m!dclle of tbe forenoon, !llome houri! afte>r the disappointed redcoat.ii h.,._d gone back to town. :\fark, scouting about the country, sa.w a wagon train appr<1aching. I f l It wa.s evidently b6und fo!' Brunswick and ntended N t 10 \ Hurrying to the camp, the dashing second lieuten::nt :it once spread the news. \ A score or more Liberty Boys 'ere immediately under hiJS leadership to capture tho train. Away dashed the plucky boys, taking a l'hort c11 t ,.._ n' coming out in alfvance of the wagons about l)alf n t'll1<-frofn town. ' . The drivers were astonisl;led to see the Boys a1>pear at this pom.t. 'l'hey had beon prtaln.::themaelvr.:;: on having avoided ih"in and considered themselves safe. . There was armed escort with the wagon, lrnt th,ts ;T.>\o nothing. The gallant boys drove tllern townrd town, sent the drivers after them and then took the places of the latter. The horaes were turned about and the wagons were driven to the camp, the enemy being thus deprived of many ex peeted rmpplies. '' the wago11s with their were driven off to the neare11t American camp an(f tt.rned over to the comman dant, who praised the bOYS highly.for their vlg!lanoe, . out, Bob?•• Dlo::k. .. "What do you The boy11 received their share of the rm:ppUes, tor tbet' were Yonsta.ntly In need of tbi:I or ' tha'.t thini; alld, Arrinlr \ ..


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS' i HOLLOW SQUARE. wilhout pay, as they did, the various commanders were a l ways on the lookout for them to see that they had what they needed. On the afternoon succeeding the capture of the t rain Patsy 'oa.nd Carl set off along the road to loo!;: for supplies for the camp's kitchen. " They were riding along when t)ley saw a one-horse approaching. "\.V h o dot was coming?" asked Carl. "Sorra a know I know, Coo!;:yspiller. How wud Oi ?" asked Patsy. '!'hen the two comical Liberty Boys dashed ahead. "Sunindher!" cried P,a'tsy, reaching the chaise. "Nlein gootness, Batsy, did you kn owed WhO dot was?" cried Carl. ::sure, there's n?t mucj1 of him. whoever he is." ; Dot was dot l!ar mans, dot Shtele velkr what was fnlt dot. Tory veller l:)een so many dimes alretty." I "Let me pass, good friends,'' said the little lawyer, for it was he indeed. " good friend--" "Ax ycrsilf," laughed Patsy. "vVe caught the other vilyon, an' he wor afther digging his way out loiko:i. a rat, but now we have Y<• an; yez'll not get away so aisy." "Ba tsy ?" cried Car.1. ,.Yjs. phi;vat is it?" "Let. m•' got in mit dot v ,agon 1ind trove back by cler gan1p "All roiglit. ,get in wid yez, but i;queeze him flat intoirely. " don' t sit on him or yez'll ' got. jnto the chaise and drove. , Patsy leading hi<; T n this rnanner they ,r .. -.n; to tho c tn1p1 f.'.ltcele delivered up, greatly t6 the surprise and delight of the Lib-erty Boys. 1 CHAPTER XIX. THE TRUTH ABOUT0 JOHN. D ick Slater was quickly inform<>d of the capture or the lawyer. He ha'd the man brought to him and said: "So you thought ybu might as well leave. too, did :rou, after Van Duzeu had decamped'!" "He is a sneak and a scounposed all his villainies." .. And your own'?" laughed Brih, who was presf'nt. "He will not enjoy him:wlf," said Di91<. "He did not carry his plunder with him. We have it here." "Some of that money iR mine," whinNl Steelf'. 'Giv<> it to me. That scoundrel stole it while t slept._ ll was hon", estly ' ea.1ned, and L want i,t." "The money is not yours," said Diclc "lt wai' stolPn. If the man took what he promised you, you had no rig-ht to il, anyhow. " earned money in my profession," with a whine. "\'an Duzen took none of th'l.t. \\'hat was .John's real n a1ne'?" "His nan:i4 is l1eginald Van de V\Tater. Yan. Duzen ha. s been his guardian for six years." "And woulu noL Jet anyone !>now it, pretending that he "You are a wonder:(nl boy, captain,'' said Hazen. "I thought you were a prisoner by this time." "No," s 'aid Diel{, "but since I met you I ha_ve both of l h e scoundrels of whom we were speakmg. "Both of them?" in ifreat astonishment. "Yes, but the greater one has I am holding the lesser for yon to dispose of as you see fit. .. He ought to be hanged, but I suppose, he won't be.". '1 also haye secured a goodly sum which Van Dnzen wa.s ma.king off with." This astonhihed t h e gentleman more than the news of the scoundrel's capture. Dick showed them the papers he h a d secured. "1'he J1oy .is in Trenton.'' h,e added. "as I meant to have lol>l He i.9 with friends of mine." "rh<'n he is safe." . "YPs. for this scoundrel will not go back there/' "Could you us his wherea.bouts that we may be satisfier! that he is in good hands?" . "Certainly." "Then a new guardian will -have to be appointed . .. ''I ca.n suggest one." ">11r. :'.'filler. He i>' in •'Ycry way trustworthy, IJut you ':en hlm to n1ake surf' f<>r yourRelves." " 1 h e is, that iii >ufficient," said Mr. Greenleaf. 'rile o1hern agreed wil.h hin1. Dick wished them to :- man could get, and the boy can1e in lo a large fortune when .hi' became of age. Ht> iemained a patriot, and devoted much of his money to hi:'COtrntry's interesl::l. . Gr:!ce Miller conlinuc:d to be very j1opula,1 with lh<' Lib ert:v Boys. and in a or so after -th(' close of the wa. r one of thcn1 n-1ade her his wife. After settling the bny's affa.irs satisfactorilT. J)ick re turned to 'DrunRwick and continued to hara;,s Corn wallis until he returned to New York. 1n tlH' campaigns which ensued during the spring and 1mm mer the Lib<"rty tool;: an active part and WAre al ways found at the front. took the boy trom the poorhouse?" "Yes, and moved into and called J 611n Brown." Next vVeek's Issue will contain "TBFJ LIBERTY BOTS' the boy COUNTERSIGN; or, HOT WORK AT THE FOR'I'S." "But he had to give certnin "Yes, and made the trustees chase him from New York to Connecticut, from there to New Jersey, then to Penn sYlvania, then back to l\'ew Jersey and now to New York ).gain, I suppose, the thief." "Or to prison,'' said Bob. Steele began to look uneasy. "Put him_ under guard, Bob," said Dick, "and see that he does not escape." "we wilt Jook out that he does not burrow his way out JU,i:e the other one,'' laughe d Bob. ::-m..t with a different disguise than before, Dicli 'into""':Brunswick. He slipped past the guard and, once in town, began to JpQk for the men he had seen before. Re found them in the same quiet tavern where he. had :met them at his first interview. They did not know him in his new disguise. , He made himself known. greatly to their surprise. HOLLAI\'TI TO RECLAIM ZUYDER ZEE LANDS Holland at last has begun WQrk on its long-projected plan for reclaiming the land covered by the Zuyder Zee. This will mark the fulfillment of a Dutch dream of 70 yeus. The scheme aims at recovering for tillage -and pasturage about 800 square miles flooded by the sea 700 years ago, with a Joss, it is said, of 80,000 lives. The remaining 500 squa..e miles of channel between the reclaimed portions of land will be turned into a fresh water lake, fed by a dYke 183 mile.'! long between the Island of Wieringe n and Plaam, on "he coast of Friesland. The reclaimed land will consist of four "polders" surrounding the lake. They are expected eventually to supply a '.iv ing to nearly 250,000 persons. The. work is to be over 20 years, and will cost about $100,000,000. During the last three generations th eDutch have added to their territory by reclamation 2,000 square miles. TT 'f1.,,


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 19 PREHISTORIC TREE IN AN moN MINE. Discovery has just been made in the Holman iron mine, near Aaconite, Itasca County, Minn. , not far from the source of the Mississippi River, of the trunk and branches of a prehistoric pine tree in an excellent state of preservation and with pine cones about it. The tree is not petrified. The wood is as sound in the main as though it had been f e ]led only a few years ago and the pine cones are still pliable. The wood, with exposure to air, has not softened or crumbled, and the find is the first of its kind on record, so far as geologists of the great iron ranges can learn. ''' " U. S. DEVELOPING VIRGIN ISLANDS. These islands have be'en materially developed in some ways since they were purchased by the United States from Denmark less than two years ltgo. Now that peace has come the islanders are looking forward, with great hopes of further developments in the future, with regatd to the harbor of St. Thomas. The islands are under the control of the Navy Depart ment and the admi.istration. ot the naval officers and their relations with the local legislature, called the Colonial Council, have won the fl}endship of the inhabitants. The rev enues of the islands are not sufficient to meet their require ments and the Navy Department has appropriated annually. $200,000 for p1,1blic works and the general upkeep of affairs. Coupled with the frequent visits of American men-of-war and the spending of much money by the forces stationed on the islands, the naval authorities have endeavored to give aid in every way. Natives fill public positions where possible, and many are studying and preparing for any other opportunities that may offer. The hospitals have been Improved and remodeled by officers of the Naval Medical Corps and the American .Red Cross has provided furniture and fixtures. Young native girls are being trained as nurses. A start has been made in teaching useful professions to pupils of the public schools. Better sanitary conditions and a proper water supply are being furnished. " '' 'The< present Governor, Admiral W. Oman, has held recep all classes have attended. The people have American soda fountains and restaurants and the national game of baseball has supplanted the English game of cricket. There are three bands composed solely of natives. War-time prohibition is in f9rce. Generally, the islanders are showing a lively interest in American ideas and customs. Evidence of this is the enthusi astic celebration of such national holidays as Decoration Day and Independence [lay, when the people join with the author! ties in patriotic ex ercises, such as saluting the flag, parades and other celebrations unknown heretofore. The same laws and methods of governing the islands as under the Danish regime _still exist. Lack of change in this respect is attributed. to the war. There is some dissatisfac tion and agitation among local political aspirants who want American laws and customs to be extended to the islands. More conservative men do not share in this agitation, but trust that the n ecessary change will be made in time when Congress has decided what form of government the islands shall have. BELGIUM NEEDS CATS. Belgium, which is far ahead of any of the European belligerents in the process Qf reconstruction, is in great need of cats. . The necessily is "urgent, " says the National, which adds that "during . the war we had no but we had no mice either. They all died of hunger. Now that food is more plentiful tile mice have reappeared in: thousands. The result is that a dollar is being paid for a kitten. " "With shoes selling at from $12 to $30 and a ham worth $5, it is no wonder that thieves prefer these to a piece of silverware," say the police. "Then the burglar can sell the shoes without suspicion. He gets $5 per pair for them and it he happens to grab eight or ten pairs while folks at the movies be has clone a good day's work. You can' t identify shoes after a second-hand dealer has them five minutes. Folks will haye to put their extra shoes and their food in the safety vaults of the bank if they expect to keep them these days." A GIANT SUN Canopus, the giant of the solar system, is-, according to a recent calculation, 49, 000 times as bright as the sun. Its diameter is 134 times that of the sun; it is 18.000 times larger in surface, and 2,420,000 times larger in volume . The dis tance of it from us, according to this calculation, is 489 light years. "Suppose, " says a.nother authority, "that in.stead of being at this enormous distance it were placed in the centre of the solar system, in lieu of the sun? It would then occupy .85 of the space lying within the orbit of Venus , and as seen from the eart11 would subtend an angle of about 70 degrees of . Thus, when its lower limb was on our horizon, its upper would be within 20 degrees of the zenith. Needless to say, no life could exist on earth with such a neighbor." FOE STOLE 8,000 BELLS FROM ITALIAN CHURCHES. There is a bell famine in the Venetian provinces. Nearly 8,000 church bells, so needful in the regulation of the country and village life, were carried off by the enemy. They weighed in all 3,000 tons. Only twenty have been recovered. The Italian government promised to partly replace the missing bells by giving churches bronze cannon taken from the enemy, but so far only a few promised guns have arrived. All the missing bells were of high artistic value. The new ones can never 9ompete with them. Nearly a hundred are known to be in a military store in. Bologna, but all efforts to cut red tape and get them back to their proper churches have been vain. Thousands of peasants have to guess when it is time for mass. ' LIVELY TIME WITH A PYTHON. The c rew o f' a British gunboat in Eastern waters once had a lively ,time looking after a python on board tha t had escaped from its cage. Besid e s the python there was on b oard a b i g Borne o oran g . outang. The python, which was nine t een o r twe n t y feet l ong, having dined heartily on a de e r abou three weeks be f ore, began to fe e l its appetite returning, and in searching its box for a place of egress, found one side in b a d r epair . It did not take long for that python to come through the weak p3.rt, and, quite unobtrusively, it begun its perambulations ?''"'.!"""" the twt Seeing the orang-outang chained up a few yards off the snake invited itself to a dinner very much to its taste. l. would have been all over with the orang-outang had not the quartermaster at that moment made the discovery that the two pets were about to be merged into one. He promptly cut the orang-outang loose . The latter was up the ma-sthead before any mischief could be done and a lieutenant, the owner of the orang-outang, the quartermaster and a member of the crew flung themse lves upon the hungry python-one at the head, another at the tail and a third in the middle. The.n the ex citement began, for the pytl)on wanted to get one of the aggressors nicely in its coils, and the m e n wen. determiJ1ed that it should be ke;it out in something as ne:::.::"!.;f approaching a straight line as possible. For a minute it was the Laoc oon group all ov e r again, onl y in this case the three m e n and the -snake were spr.i.wling over the deck instead of standing upright in a classic atti tu de. BURGLARS TAKE HAM. Re-enforcements, however, arrived in hot haste and about High cost of living has changed the methods oJ thieves twenty bluejackets, each embracing a foot or python, reduced and burglars in Dallas, Tex. Instead of stealing jewelry and the reptile to comparative quiet. The procession marched silverware. burglars are stealing shoes, hams, eggs and bread. back to the python' s box , co,iled the creature inside and shut During the past week fifty persons whose houses have been it up. But the orang-outang sat aloft in the. masthead a long burglarized have reported the loss of shoes and foodstuffs. j time before he came to ,the conclusion that hlll was not the but found their valuahles intact. menu for the day. ' . :


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. • I A FEW GOOD ITEMS 'l'IIE WOODEN HEEL INDUSTRY The word shoes naturally brings to mind leather, bnt there are iuade nowadays great numbers of women's slippers, pumps and shoes designed for house and for dress wear that are made with uppers of silk, satin, velvet and cloth, as well a;s of kid, calf and fine leatherti and 'Yhicl1 hi,we wooden heels. 'I'hese wooden heels cost lrss to make than leather . heels, but they are put on the finest as well as the less expensive shoes hocanse they are lighter than 1eather heels of the same size, because in the tall, slender shapes, and especially in the high, narrow necked French heels, they sttind up bettor under weight, and because, rhritl, the coveringon them remains smooth and perfect. 1'hese wooden heels are made of hard maple. First a block is grooved, put in a machine that cuts in that pa1t of it that faces the sole of the shoe nuder the in step, the littlt> incnrvmg sweep that gives the heel grl'!ce there, and then the block goes into a moulding machine tlrnt cuts it into heel shape. It must be made so that its edge $Urface fi; absolutely smooth and flush with the co\reriug. This is done in the trimming machine, and then the edge of the leather is colored as leather edge commonly are, usually either red, leather colored or black. The heel next, proceeds tp a buffer on which the bottom of the leather is smoothed and polished. Then it may be colored artificially, or if it is not to be colored the bottom of the Jeathe:re may be finished with a velvet finish. The finish, whatever it may be, is made to be in accordance with the :finish of the sole or the on which it is to go, and with the final finishing of the leather the heel is completed. 'l'hro1igh the latter process the heel has been handled with its covering on and this may be of some delicate material or color. So now thej\ are inspected and finally packed in cartons, a dozen pairs of heels to the box, and are ready for the shoe manufactnrer. It is stated that 25 per cent. of the women's shoes worn in this r.ountrv are no\v made with wooden heels, of which there are produced millions of pairs annufilly. -N. Y. HERAT1D . A WONDER.FUT RIVER The knives in this machine work rapidly and smooth ).v, and ail tlrn. heel comes out it may seem pe1:fe.ctly smooth an\!. timshed and ready to be covered, as it 1s 1f th(\ material to be nsed in fhe covering is compara tive] v thick. lmt if the heel hal'.l an extension fo front The 'oriel is less familiar with the Snake Riv e r of m1dc . r the instep \t goes to a scoming 111achine to bo . Idaho than with any other rivei of importance in the finishN1 on that extending part, and if it is to he covered i United States, and yet it is our seventh largest riverwith silk or satin, very thin rnnterin-1, the enhre heel more than ],000 miies long. It is one of the most ;rnniR polished on a bnffel' to _ a pel'fect silky smoothness. derful and impressiv<1 waterways in the world. The The lwel i:;; bored and plugged to reenforcc :rnd few who tried to follow its winding conrse through st;cq1gthcn it, and then, finished in the wond, if! ready wi1cl and forbidding extents of lava plateaus. do not to Le c o•crcd. wonder that so little is known of it; for no railroads :\!cm) rna1criaJs are used in coYering wooden heels, tra\erne the lifeless desert that horders it, boats, an r l thry may he iified in :iJ1110st endleRS variety of fo1• iinndrctlf\ Of' iniies at a stretch, dare ply its waters. colors or shatleil. Some shoe man11f:H:tnrers hny tho It is 1rnvi.gable for only 100 miles from its junction wooden a ncl eover them in their 0wn fnctoricR; wit lt tlw CGlurn bla to the Illa ho boundarv. aud in sev some ha\'e wood e n heel ma.i;iufoct,urees co.Ver nnd 1 vial i::iolated 1 nf the intPrior. the irteater tlie heel:< rompletol,v . sendmi:r the co\enug materials, pal't of its c:;nrrn it tiows through old and rnt c:r n ot eut, as thE' case rna,v be,, anfrs. the resnl1 of vomiting cinteis and of c' a1" eornmonly m ade to order, fnr the;y-are rcq11ired of sio11s of the earth. m a11y si1es and of many shapes, with fashion:'! al-wa, ,;s {)bar11?ing. The eifferings arc> ont lrnnd, thottg-}1 th0y n ro XEW Tl1l:\ M i-:plit l11:d !:'.'''. 1lf preriscl.v, the I . -.--. -. . color :me\ nlRo of the siirne styl0 nf finish as that of the A :J.[ontana man bus mventcd a chicken coop r,tto111 o f the shoe, 1\hich tiw gToove foGe:s, and now eq 1lippecl with a1;pa1f'1tus that drops a spot of col?ring ;; r-r1-' !<; n nilecT to the b ottom of the heel 11 thickness of matter on a heu s b1ek to show when she has la1d an like a layer on heel. The lea :ther ptotccts egg. 1 wood from wcat', hlls the so uid that the wood :wonid otherwise make in walking and also protects An. institution hns been established in Englf.nd in the lower edge. which " ; onion nurses are givai1 three.year courses in the The trim little semicircles of tinv bras11 nails t1iat are care of dogs and other animal pets. Ileen in the heels are really pieces of brass wire, sec1.i•ms from a coil. of wire carJ'ied on a inachine which tt.rusts the end of the wire through the leather, and into tho wo.otl. It then ents off the wire and drives the next nail in the Rnme manner, and so around. -From this th1 ' heel goes to a trimming machine. The leathe1 nwy project a trifle beyond the heal 's covering. According to a scientist, linoleum on the floor of a room kills bacteria that may be brought, in on shoes with the linseed oil it contains. 'J'riangnlar writing desks that fit a corner of a room have been designed for residene13s. \


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 21 The Travels of Tom Train ( -. or Hunting Down His A ccuser • By RALPH MORTON • (A Serial Story) ( t CIIAPTER XVIII (Continut1d) ''\Vhy not?'' "Well, that's no so bad," said Captain Fors th, as the party came out of the office. . "Where is it 1 \' asked P h il. "At the southern extremity of& A r ab i a, o n a strait that leads into the Red Sea. It s almost a direct west-''There's a wreck, a big four-masted vessel, at the cleepwater lane that leads past the Island of Seerah, ancl yorr can't go in that way. You have to go all the way around the upper end of the island to get into the basi.n, and to do that you have to get more sea room." erly run across the Arabian Sea..'' ''And the distance ? '' 1 ''Are you a pilot?'' ''Yes." "How much to take us in 1" "Ten :Mocha dollars." The captain turnecl to Phil. "Oh, I should say that was about t wo huclred miles from Bombay, and perhaps two hundred and fifty from here. It is a good enough harbor when you get into i.t, but you have to look out for t h e rocky Island of Scerah that is right opposite t h e tow n and joined to it at low water, and yet the best way to get i n is "A l\[ocha dollar is worth about eighty-three cents," he said, to suil close to the island. As a ge neral thing vessels "Hire him," instructed Phil. takr pilots aboard to enter the harbor.;, "Come aboard!" sang out the captain, and one of "\.Yell, let's get after the rascals," said P h il, and all the men was told to throw the tall Arab a line . Ile hands rcturnrd to the yacht. caught it skillfnll,v, nncl soon hacl his small bo

/ i / • I THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. He maae up ms mind to say nothing :for the present, but to keep the pilot under constant survey, and with that idea in his mind he walked softly forward to the bow of the yacht, and was just in time to see a grin on the face of the tall Arab. When the pilot saw that Tom was looking at him he irutantly stopped smiling, and that was a little more to the boy than the grin, itself. . ' "What's he grinning about, I wonder?" thought , Tom. It was not long before he found out. One thing struck 'l'om as Under the long and broad p : fruits and .,veg tables was a big tarpaulin. Kow ;c; tarpaulin ha( lain on the bottom of the boat, a1 t h e stuff on to1 of it, then it would have looked na . but as a of fact it was only covered with a 1 .... y e r of stuff, anc bulged up in a strange manner from the bow of th1 boa. Right past the place on the dock where thre< boys were standing, the man with the oar gruded th1 long and broad boat, and then put up his agains1 w the rail of the yacht to hold the boat steady. q The smaller craft touched the side of the yacht, and h at that instant the tall Arab pilot shouted out g in his native tongue that was not intelligible to those The Attack o:f the the Boat, and How Tom Train on board, but which sounded to Tom's ears like a com tI Met and Defeated It. mand. b CH.APTER XIX. Instantly the tarf>aulin heaved like a ship in a storm . .:. On went the yacht, the Arab pilot looking on sides If was thro-wn aside, the fruits and vegetables flying 1 with. an. expression of great concern, and Tom watching off in the water to the right and to the left, and t.en closely , but in such manner as not to let "the fellow stalwart ..Arabs, scantily clad, and with long knives held r know that he was under observation. in tbeir teeth, .leaped erect. ;"I Suddenly the pilot put both hands over his eyes , and Then . Tom knew that his suspicion had been weI 11 scanned the surface of the water very closely, as though :foilnded, and that the tall pilot had carried them into lool,l:ing for danger. '.' a trap. "Stop engine," he called out to the mate in the piiot "Treachery!. " he shouted, at the top -0f his voicey house. "Very bad place here. Big rocks all sides, and and then he 11cted' with his usual promptness. we got to drift long time. ' ' 'l'wo fifty-pound dumb-bells lay at his feet where Phil The engine was stopped, and the yacht ditfted slowly had dropped them after essaying the trick which Toll\ along under slow headway, and at that moment Phil had so easily performed. and .Arthur came forward, carrying in their hands some So sudden and ui1expected had been the appearance. large dumb-bells. of the murderous looking crew of the supposed tradin,, "Say, Tom, " said Phil, "show us how you d0 that boat, that the cousins could only stare at it .in open trick of putting up a fifty pound bell above your head mouthed amazement, and even the, warning shout our W;ith one movement.'' . herb had sent up, was scarcely enough to, bring them ... ' This is the way," said Tom. "You stand sidew 'ays to their senses, but Tom , fortunately, had been on the to the bell, bend over to the right, raise your right hand lookout for danger. and was ready for it when it came. above your head, make a circular sweep, and carry it Like a flash an idea came into his head, and he carup above your head with a single motion, and hold it ried it out without one second of delay. there." With a quick motion he caught up the dumb-bells He performe d the feat as he spoke. from the deck. "That looks and I'm going to try it," said Phil. With a sure eye , and only a few feet to the right, was At that m o m ent the si'owly moving yacht was nearly the stern of the big boat with its load of villainous abreast o f the island of S c e r ah. Arabs. ' "Look," said Arthur, pointing to the end of the . :Holding the dumb-bells firmly, Tom leaped up into island n e a r est t hem. the air in order to give his descent more force, and Fro m around the end of the point of land a long and then shot down ,i,ith all the speed that the heavy iti-oad Loat was slowly making its way, t w o Arabs weights he held ' could add to it. in the stern o f the craft and attending to the The d e ck of the vacht from which he had made his ragged sail and &teering oar. leap was abont ten feet from the surface of t.he Tha rest of the boat was piled high with fruits and water. Tom 'frain weighed '.lbout one hundred and sixvegetables. . 1 • ty pounus, but what he weighed he struck that "Tbev want to make trade," said the pilot. "They boat with th.e heavy. J:umb-bells in h . s hands must have f il d 11 h " been somethmg ten1fib. poor e ows, an se , very c eap. He had calculated the leap so nicely t}!at his feet The boat was steered towards the yacht, and the man t k th . t f the craft . who .held the steering oar nearly bent dot1ble in his 8 rTuhc 0ffe. s ." -A!-. b li ] h t f th ht e e ee "as s ar i ,,. to . ow po te Y to t e occupan o e yac . " . 'l'hr bow flew up under the effect II the immense , _ "fe ;might as well get all the fresh stuff we can, force ihat

THE LlBERTY BOYS qF '76. 23 INTERESTING ARTICLES EFFECT OF ALIEN EXODUS FROM CANADA 'rhe system of caring for hflg-gage at Hoboken is un doubtedly a good one. A-: the trunks und bags come Ca nadian manufacturers are beginning to realize off a ship the y are each givt-11 a numbe r auu assigned to wha t influence the stead,v stream of emigrants \fro m a section on the pie r. A d e s cription of eaah piece is C anada back to Europe will have on factory produ ccnrcfnlly recorded, togethei with tlu• name of the tion . Ever since it became possible for these men to owne r , if such happens to b e attached. In some in get boats home thf'y have bE'en leaving in hundreds. stances owne1s of baggage no reside at the place business resuming normal conditions irnd facUJfies shown 011 the baggagE' . and therefore a new shipping try in g to speed production to supply markets that are address is required. ln some cases the' name will appear bare , the. alien is becoming conspicuous b;-. his absence. on the trunk as "Capt. John Smith, Xew York," or A lar ge Canadian manufacturer has stated that he "Lieut. .John Doe , Chicago." It can b e easily under doe s not know how he is going to obtain unskille.d stood that such an•address would not be of mu alue of the men who have home to visit to the officials in finding the owner. Th n card ntain. r e l atives, from. wbom they not heard. for five ing wbatewr informat ion is to b e gleaned is filed . all kmds of heavy JObs that Canadian workWhen a claim is made for lost baggage that claimant n;en l'.ot no matter what_ wages are offered. is asked for a minute d escription, wp.ich is in turn re1 h e s1tnat10n md1cates that pr?_ duct10n _be greatly corded on a card of an entirely different color. These delayed and that orders. are likely to unfilled two cards then will correspond and the trunk, bag or because manufacturers not have the help box, as the case may be, is quickly located and shipped t o get the work out as rapidly as usual. ,\t• branch of by the Government by express to its owner' s addr ess. the industry will be hit harder, itis statcJ, than the met a l trades, because of the large amount of heavy wor k involved. TIN-PLATE l\'1.AN1JFACTURE IN JAPAN Jn Japan the demand for tin plate is continually in cr el'lsing . .:. 'The manufacture , h'Yever, caUllot be piuMlCd profitably in that country. Most of the imports come from the United States. Jn 1016 about 65,0 00 pounds were imported, but thereafter the annukl ship ments were 1educed to 40,000 or 45 ,00 0 p o 1mds , owi n g t o the war. Since t he proclanwtion of the armistice imports have been showing a slight decr ease, and a r e uot sufficient to satisfy the demand in Japan. It is reported, according to the Japanese Chronc le, that o ne of the big steel works has for some time past been ea1rying on expet'imental work in the manufacture l•f tin pl!itP . and th_ c r esults arc so p romisii;i.g that com mercial manufaeture is soon to b e started and the pro duc t put on the marke t. LOST BAGGAGE A'I' HOBOKE::\' ' i' . On the G o v ernn\:'l! v docks at Hoboken, N .• T., there are at the p1esent time approximately 150,000 pieces of bag m a d e up of 20,000 trunk lo

2i THE LIBERTY BOYS OP '76, SNATCHED FROM THE JA ws . OF DEATH of and swaying like the trunk B y JOHN It appeared to be advanc\ng up the valley . . A cold wind. filled with dust and dirt, preceded it. , The surrounding atmosphere seemed set in a general commotion. Birds sped through the air with affright. "_Don't dare to ever set your inside my door The sun, uuobseured by clouds, shone upon the . agam. and 1f I e v e r hear of you RpPakmgto .Jeannette n!'l shaped mass anir beads, and turning. gazed to-i s disgraerfol ana t1' tlw "\\e st. , lPy bPforo b1m, nnd lift 1t. up mto the clouds, as though Jhs words w e ro addrc:sed to I1 red Temple, a youth, it hnd bPen n lrnusi> of straw. of eigh . tt w n, wl10 w as h: o ccupation n cattlc-herdn, and 1 \fhcrP thP. inmatf's wr.r he knew not. bu. t up n lnm. who, li<'ingi u loYC' with Lake's daughter, drPardc d as a braYc, honest, auJ manly 'J'he snn shining npon it and the clouds gave it the yon th. appearancP of a howm envelopt's be I ' ' )l(Jse powrr : was rcnJrrecl a mort.' was ml't nt. th" clnor b y the old m a n with the stormy I tPiT1blc nncl destruct1ye by the electric1t;. that pervaded wo rd. alr1ad y rPeorJed. , them. ' S ad al hrar1, hut 1101 altogether d i•t•o11ragecl, FrPing 1 werf1 feathers. anu beat and torn into shapeless mnsse , her to fr{Jlu the gnrret wmcJo,, directly and strewn along the df'aastation 1mre aud complete. ' iiis herd wash grazing upon the gret:n sloping hill-Determined to save his herd, if possible, Fred leaped side . into his saddle; but at this juncture he heard the rattle I3ut a single house could be eeu within his range of of wheels Hen aboYe the sullen roar of the advancing ,-isi on , and that wa a log cabin about a milo down the demon of wind. Y nlle"'I " , Glancing around him, he discovered a team and Th e weather for the p:ist few days had been very wagon coming up the road that led over the prairie. "'I arm and sultry, with stro ng, hot winds i;weepiug oYer 1'he horses wne white with foam, and running at the arid wastes of the wstlmt desert. the top of thP,ir speed. On the day in q1d in th1> sky, but Fred paid no FrPd recog"nized them at a single glance. particular attention to it. 1 It was Luke uncl his wifo. Both wer tPrribly With Pycs upon his herd and hi!! thoughts upon his cited. , ' . little sweetheart, whom cruel fate had decreed he should The old man seemeu almost fr ntl e , ind lashed h1R not possess, he stood apparently unconscious of all else panting horses with cruel impatien. e. . around him. At sight of Fred he began gesticulating Wil

l'HE LIBERTY BOYS or '.7b .A cyelont'-n eye lone:" shouted the old man. wild ly; "and, oh, Heaven l my house and my child will---" Fred waited to hear no more. Like an arrow he shot past the team and swept away into the valley and toward the east at the top of the fleet-footed, racer's speed. And iight on upon his very trail followed that roarbig demon, stripping the earth of everything inanimate in its path. / ; Now and then the boy glanced back over his shoulder. ! Although the sun was still shining in a patch of : clear sky, the Rhadow of the ryclone seemed to hang llirectly over him. i He seemed to gain but little, ifla11y, upon it. Aided by the charity 0, their few distant neighbors. th" home of the J;akes was rebuilt, and ever after thaF Fred was a welcome and lionized visitor under that I In fact, Lake forgot his conscie1itious scruples about horse-1acing so far as to offn, within. a month after the cyclone, to take bets 011 Fred '.rl'mplP 's hay anything on a nve-mile heat. . ' I WXKEYS LOVE TO , TORl\IB, T ! Still he felt satisfied that he had over half a mile 'l'he natnre and character of the monkey nrc not the lead of it. and trusting in. the speed of his noble changed by any training that he may receiYe. All th1> little horse, whose mettle he had tried upon the race little tricks that may be taught him in captivity will course more once, had every hope of winning. add little to what he is .accustowed to practise in hls t.he race. I -wild state. The thief difference to him is that he has But a terrible race it was between the brave boy and a different set of vietims to torment. Those who have he cyclone; and a human life was at stake--tho life had a l'hnnce to watch the rascals rn their native wilds of Jeannette Lake. and native wildness find them up to the same icks Fred could feel the breath of the storm growing they play in captivity. tronger upon his back every minute, and see that it The members of a hunting exJ?edition were as growing darker around him; but at length the under . 1rers occupied by troops of monkeys, some of eabin of Lake burst upon his sight, and his heart took them of t1'e large kind that had 1 he eourage. much trouble on a former occasion. One large tree in That the storm was gaining upon him he had not a which the monkeJS had established their headquarters' onbt. Still there we1e several rods of daylight be-stretched its branches over a stream twenty yards wide tween them, while it was but a short distance now to 1 or more. the home of the Lakes. While the man leadingthe expedition was watching .As he approached the cabin the boy saw Jeannette the antics of the monkeys two c codiles showed thefr ut in t1he yard watching the approaching storm in heads just nndernealh and remained with ilent awe-apparently unfonscions of her awful dan-their ugly snouts sticking np in the air. 1 In various er. countries this i a common ictims to the goggle-eyed nd perspiration upon it. monsters below. The result was, therefore, a""aited He tlrew rein by Jeannette's side. with much curiosity_ "Come--quick I" was all he said. soon as the looking head popped 11p the Then he leaned over in his stirrup, and throwing his monkeys became silent. Presently one big fellow. rm around Jeannette's form, lifted her from the eartl1, evidently an authority in the monkey republic, came poke to his. horse nnd dashed away at right angles with clown to reconnoitre . • He returned, antl in a few he course of the advancing cyclone. minutes came down again with a . lung, thin stick in his the gallant racer sped onward. . hand and accompanied by about one hundred of his 'l'he next ten minutes was almost a complete blank l)ompanions. 'l'hey hega . n to chatter and to pelt their n the life of Fred. , foes, but the crocodiles took no notice. The onlookers Ile ctmld scarcely remember what occurred after thought that the croCthing to There was no mistaking the ho\vl of delight tha1 estruction. '"' this stratagem and its succe . s. It was perfectly 'fhe of the takes and everything pertaining human in its tone and was taken up with vengeful gl"e hereto werr swept away. _ by all the monkeys in the neig-hborhood. T1H' g-,;-av1ty Lake and his wife ardved on the scene of their late of demeanor with which the old fellow committed this ome aLout two hours .after the .storm had passed, and assault was laughable in the extreme. Ile went to work they met their

2() THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 . THE LIBERTY BOYS O F ' 76 OCTOBER 31, 1919. TERMS T O SUBSCRIBERS Coples .•....•• ........•..... . •.•. •..••. . Copy Three Months ......................... . One Copy Sb: !\Ionth s . . ......... ..... .... ........ . On• Co p y ':>ne li'elll' .. : ............................ PO!'TAGE !<'REE .06 Ct1nb .75 Ct>ntR i .. ;o HOW ro SE:SD :'l'IONRY A t o u r rlRk Rend P . 0 . :Money O rder, or Reiristere d Letter; remltt nnce H i n nny other wny are nt your ris k . 'Ve accept Postngc S t amps thP same as cash. V.Thf'n senOOClOCCCX:X:::OOOOClCXX:XOClOCOCX:X:OOClOCCCX:XX)() which 'injectio n no ill effects followed. On one occ GOOD CURRENT NEWS ARTICLES CALF HOLDS UP TRAFFIC A six-months -old c>a lf. with an investiga.ting nature and a sonr dispositi o n , h e ld up traffic in the business section, Wabash, Ind., 01rn clay recently for two hours, ond caused t h e local p olirr forc e and n ail,\' t he Fire Department to be brought o ut. 1'h e calf escape d about noon from a p e n in the railroad yards and walked over. .... G GT GLASS BO'rTLE A novel and simpl e method o f cutting a bottle so as to a jar o f j t i s sent t o the Electric al Experjmenter Gene ral Ehing er. 11ark the lin e at whic h youl want t o cut. Pour wate r in np to within an inch the lin e . 'l'hen slowly pour linseed oil in up t o th<> le>el of the proposed cut. Then a r e d hot iron plunged v erticnlly into the oil will cause the glass t o crack at tht' level of the liquid and l e a v e an op e n top jar. ' sion a lerot was badly bitten in the eye by a viper an' no signs of poisoning followed. GRIKS CHUCiffiES "Don't you know, little boy, that. it i s wrong to to shoot y ou r neighbor's cats?" " I got to, ma 'arol Maw 'Yon 't let me pizen e m .'' l1ittle Isaac-1<'aclder , i t !oo h lik e rain. Senior-Mark dose two-tollar oop tollar., and sell ' em for t ' r e " und a haluf . . He (impecuuious)-.cBut s a y that yoc fathn is anxious to g e t you off his hands. that' s w hy I don' t think he'll listen to you: "Have yon eveT' d one anything for tb{ good of th aske d the s olid citizen. " Y es . " replie the weary wayfarer; "I've just done th1T'ty days." Two ladies who had not s een each other for vrar recently met in the street. 'l'he. \ recognized each COMPARISON OF BATTLE AND . . after a time and their recoi;mitiou was cordial. " R delighted to se e yon again. Why, you arr scal'cely a . DISEASE I 10SSES t.ered . " '"So glad; and ho-w change. a you :ir The total deaths in both Army and Xavy Why, ho\ long i s it since we met," "About ten years. declaration of war up to May 1, 1919 was 122.500 of "And why have you neve1 , been to see ":\I which 112,432 occurred in the Army and the Marines, dear, j ust loo k at the w eather we have haonditions by hi ghwaymen on th/> way hPr e ? winthropeY at camps and the ravages of_ e pidenrnic d ise a s e have re-and robbed of ev e1y cent, aft e r b e ing-, beaten i n s Pnsib sulted in disease deaths far in exce s s of the numbel: I Standish-Honest citiz ens ought to go a rmed. \\'i killed on the battlefield. The death rate from disease thropeI was armed. Standish-'rhen why didn' t y i n the .Mexican war was 110 p e r y ear in each 1 , 000 men; shoot? winthrope--I was afraid some of the highw ill the Civil War was reduced to 65; in the Spanish-men might be unnaturalized residents, and I did r American War to whilr the r a t e of the Expediwant to risk ,plunging my beloved coUlltry into a f t iOIUU".Y Forces in this war was only 19. __. eign wat: I


J ) . THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 27 ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST WED IN INDIAN FASHION I go the hind leg and quick as a flash fastened his iron . . . . grip upon the bear's jaw. 'l'he bear was taken by sure of most umque weddmg performprise and 'roared lustily with pain and rage. The turtle Baltimore, 1\Id., was that of Miss E".ehne pushea on and dragging his unwilling c aptive along . n, daughter of the late Edmund of r tlns 'J'he bear saw his danger and felt it, too, for tpey were , and .James De Lancey Verplanck of Fishkill, N. Y., so near the water's edge that the wg.:r

/ I I 28 ) 'DHE LIBER'fY BOYS OF '76. i!ROM ALL POINTS HE IS A MODEL IN JAIL With a record of twenty-even years spent in prisoh, \Villiam Rinker of Norristown, Po.., is n problem for President-Judge Swartz to Mlve. The Judge stated in court recentlythat the prisor.. inspectors are convinced further will be of no avail; that when he is in jail he is a model prisoner; that he is all right ontside exc ept when he gets drink, and then he reverts to stealing, UfConsciously, Rinker clairmi. Ile has been out of jail for two years, after serving a vc-)ear sentence for larceny. Less than a month ago Rinker was found at 3 o'clock in the morning with a bag of shors. In pleading gt1ilty to recPiving stole n goods Rinker sain after a fellow whom he did not kno\V plied him with whiskey he handed him the bag, whose co11teut1o1 he did not know. Rinker's latest employer, Frank R. Ileaviner, a informed the court he is wiUing to take Rinker back and act as patrol officer. ...-!'\JOVEL IDJ'J'IlOD OF BACK-FILLING A TUNNEL The new ar1nednct 0 Winnipeg, : Manitoba, passes nnder the Hrd River in a tunnel 1,100 feet long. The tunnel is a ten hy ten foot}<.ore cut through so lid lime st<>ne and wi1 h in this is the 60-inch cast-iron pipe of the aqnctlnrt. 'l'11e rock is badl,v seaniecl and has many pockets. 'rhe contract called for completely filling in 1 hr r;paee around the pipe with concrete and fnrther stipulated that compressed air must not be used in pl:lcing the concrete. Accordingly the following me thod was nsecl: Prior to placing the pipe a concrete flo ol' was laid and carefully graded for the pipe to rest npon. After the pipe had been laid, bulkheads were erected dividing the tunnel into sections which were filled to within two feet of the roof. Then concrete dams were built to the roof, sealing off the sections, and through holes previously bored fr<>m tho surface through the roof the cavities in each compart ment wet•e completely filled. The compartments di rectly under the river were filled through pipes extendin " np to a temporary trestle. FAILURE O'F' ALLIED STAR SIIELLr:,.., ''If ever the Germans were superior in any article of war material, that article was surely star shells," says the United Rervice Gazette of J.iondon. "This superior ity was keenly felt at the battle of Jutland, while our attack upon Zeebrugge was carried out in the glare of German star shells. For some reason or other the Allies could not produce an effective star shell, and this defi ciency was greatly felt by .our forces. After consider able experiments it was considered that the problem had at last been so :ved, and there being urgent necessity iur supplementing the use of searchlights which were non-effective on cloudy air-raid nights, it was decided to introduce an anti-aircraft star shell that would serve the purpose of searchlights above the clouds, and so illuminate enemy aircraft to the advantage of our airmen gunners. The 1result of the trial, however, was most disappointing, for not only were ground ob servers unable to discern the target, in the shape of an • airplane, but airmen, who could not 'spot' th target, were mchned to be pamcky in usin"' the ne shell, as its only result Was to illum'inate obj:cts on th ground. Thur, by an accident a airly useful illum inant Was discoYered for grouncrtargets; development were slow, and the war was ended without the aid of really effective star shell on the si,le ')f the Entent Allies.'' RABB!'r FUR OFTEN MADE UP AS One hundred thot1sabd families in California ar ra!sing rabbits. Each doe becomes the mother of twen. ty-fot1r bunnies du't'itlg the year. The California Rabbi Breeders' Association has announced California wil soon rival Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, nnc the great rabbit producing countries of the world. The modQt>t rabbit has come into its own as a fu bearer. 'l'he desirability of its meat has long been kno>Yll to the gourmand. It is more delicate than chtcken and enjoys an unusal flavor. But it is the furbearing bunny th-ttt California breeders are largely interested in. The rabbit to-day parades under muny furry dis g-uises. Those who know, according to Mrs. Lel'oy Hack ett, Pre8ident of the California association, declare that the costly mole; some grades of socalled foxes chilla, ermine, electric seal, Baltic seal and pretentious coats foundthefr origin in the humble pelt of the bunnv. \ "'fhe \vild fur-bearing animals are decreasing," de-clares l\Irs. Ilackett ''and as the demand for furs is croming greater, the natural supply is becoming all er." California produces t11e finest fur rabbits in the world. is 11 <31ose second; Utah and Okla homa are great States. But conditions i this State are not ideal. 'l'he rabbit thrives npon alfala. hay and barley. All of these may 1-e hH.d in Ca1iforni, 365 days in the year. Ever since Atnf'rica ha<; succeeded England as the distributing point for all furs, hitherto shipped to France and England in, rnw pelts and returned in fine well dyed furs, ral!Jbit breeders in California hav entered actively into the industry and it has b'ecome s that it is not confined to farms and countrv places, but the raising of btmnies goes on with the city dweller as well. 'l'he ermine rabbit, a close rival of the little white furred weasel, .hia. been gained by crossing the Russian white rabbit, which has the color, with the Himalaya rabbit, which hns the soft under fur, and atrain witl the Angora rabbit, which has the requisit!.'l length of coat. • The ermine rabbit of California now supplies furs for women's coats. It formerly was obtained only from the white weasel, known commercially as ermine, amt which had its habitat in Siberia. Other types are the New Zealand reds which supply a fur nearly equal to that of the red fox. '!'he black Flemish, whose fur makes a very good imitation of lynx, theFrcnch silver, with a coat approaching the much coveted chinchill the rat of the Chilean Mountains •


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Typed or handwritten MSS. write music and guarantee to secure publication. Sub .. REAL PHOTOGRAPHS . sur e to please. Send 25 cts. accert.ah1e. Send MS. to 'Woman's Natlona.l Mata:t.ine, mit poems 00 any subject. Broadway Studios, 165C, _____ Des'I 941 WMMno-ton . n . f'. Fitzgerald Ruildlnc. New York. .. ycatalog AUTO FORDS START EASY IN ClllD "111 run 34 mtles pe r gilllon on 1h1:apest gai:;oli'n" f'l' half kerosene. using our 1920 rarlmr• r orr.. power; nyles for aU motOl''S: ean thorn Hig profits to agen ts; money bnck M t>)b n:at :!rives the mo<:t stubhO!'n ''fl"" of Tihe11m11t' .• •tir<' ' V :mt o t the p ... onle w,.;_ 1 "l!"' s-1111 r;"7 th"v al" .. utounded at t110 reim•tq_. nn ttie think of tile po1;.:ilhilitirc;. Rt-Pr"'.:ion•"tiVt'S 'l BUSINESS AND TRADE SECRETS. Your chance to make . money. ('aplta.1 ne edenver. Co1. llG MAIL 5 rt.-!. l<'Oln). Very lnteresteli. S&wlck&s llzul. . HcGlU SL. Worceoter . Mass . MEN wantPd for detective ,vork. '-''rite J. Ga.nor, former TT. S. (fort. nPtPf"tiVe. Danrille. 111. SECRET SERVll:E OPERATIVES AND DETECTIVES io demand. Enn hln m,,np1 • . 'J'rAvPJ , f'VerY wl.rT"e. F•""'11io•;.,,, \A th1'1 profes.sio:l by hnmp , .S FOR A SONG. \V ""' .. 1te muslo. '"'"'"llntPe 1mb1J>::hn'.:. a""+>manrr. no"'ms on n11rinUc;m. m anv 1'i"nsi1• f'o .. 920 "'\fir h.l1Hm . . ?14 f'hif' P'l"O. Tll . WRtiE A SONG --T .mt>. M u lht>r . fTnme. C"'hlldhoo•l na1rlntic 01" 1mv suhif'c•t. I f'OIDlJOSP. rnust,. R""d m1ll1ff'Rt1on. :::;encl words toda.y. Thoroa9 }.f P'"1in. R<>siner Rlork. C'hl ,.arro. WR l:rE THE WORDS FOR A SO_ N _ G . -;\-,e " -,-,.-e-poe--m-s. write music and guarantee to Recurl!I pub11,.att nn. mit poems on any Fiubiect. Rroadway Studios. 16iiC . Flt7.!!era.hl Bu1lrtnr. Inteut&te Lumber Co .. 'Wrlcbt Bld;.,t St. LoQla, Mo .


j v r llitlD l eo ..... t>eat Rubber of t::bl• ic no..-.,.. ln.(o Co. l>opt 782 lblihaa:toa,N.Y . - •l\ -. 1 -•• , I j /f: CLAXOPHON .. Voice Thrower GetRadfATl oi That FREE TRIAL TREATMENT Sent on requeit. Ask for my "pa..y-when redtlced" offer. My treatment hns redtet:J.: in "'"hooJ,anyold 0 en w 0 , " place. Hie 1'""[" .S footing Ped• . t o<, dlen, J>ollccwan, .l!'rleuW., > u.nybOdy. 'Jhls Claxophooe lS • \ .,,\ asmalldeTicetl1atl•y•onyour . )' tongue alwAY• readT are or tor W!e by anyone. with • _ .. full tnstru.ctions. also 8et ot \\'rltlnc Trl<"L>t.. all sent tor 100 • are Losin" _____ Deot. New Haven, Conn. Git AT --L A S T BE A SUCCESS! GET AREA.DI Ir rou want to rorce ahead and be a success; if you want to make good whn , your Employer , n o matte r what you r trade or buslnesa may be, write for -particulars, enclosing atamp tor reply. Not a corr e.;wndcnce c ourse. H . C. ARGENBRIGH1-_ Box 131. N•wport News. V•. I was almost completely bald, and as I had tried many tonics, lotions, etc . ..without benefi t , I expecte d to remain bald for the rest of my life: But instead o f baldness, I now have a complete growth of hair upon my head. This is all the more remarkable because 1 I am 66 years old. The way that I olltained a perfect hair growth was as simple as it waa ast onishing to me. While traveling I met an old Cherokee Indian who gave me a pomade or oint,ment to use upon my scalp. Although 9111' BELCHING Caused by AcidmStomach. Let EATONTC, the woode rfol modem stomnch remedy, give you quick relief from dis guRtiili; loodrepeating, Indig estion. bloated, g-M9Y stomach, dyspept1la, bea.rtburo and othentomac'1 rnl.l!eri ea. They are all cnlisc'CI by Acid.Stomach irom wblch t1iue people of ten eut!e r In one way or :mother. One writes an follows: ''Belore I used EATON IC, I could not eat a bite wltl:i out belching it riiiht up, 1ocr and bitter. I have not had a bit of trouble 1ince lb<: ltirst tublel." :Millions are victim• of AeidStomach with out knowing It. They are weak and lliiinir. have poor digestion, bodies improperly nour lsbcd aithoui:b they may eat heanlly. Grave disorders are likel y &o follow ii an acldetomacb Is neglected. Clrrho1i1 of Ule liver, Intestinal conge1tie l'OW: cau. f-. • f • t • c. l'EI'. "51 Green Bay Avena., Hllwauk ... Wla . way or ,YOU co J?rOVe v:nat 1 . will do for you is to try it. I will mall YOUR Y Q I C you the iecipe free of charge. Your own physician will tell you that it is safe and you may obtain a supply from the druggist. Or you may get it from me. It is called Kotalko. A proof box will be mailed, with the recipe, if you send 10 cents, silver or stamps, to John Hart Brittain, 150 East ThirtyUnder the table, into a frunk, down Cellar or anywhere. Our lessons in Y&NTRILOQUISll teaches you. Wifh our VENTRU.O (lits in the! m 0uth and. cannot be s•en) you imitate Js'\rds , Ani mals, ek. without ot JOJ[ES b v mail fo r lOc. A.RDEE co., Jlep\, 46, Slamfor4, Cl. OUBLE CHIN Reduce it to_ beaut! ful firm w111te tlesh J 11&lni oil of kordn, and following d!rec11.11 therewith. :Blly tile drui( , ' second St., BE-103, New York, N. Y. rhls is a genuine announcement de void of the lavii;h phraseology of the usual advertisements, but it means exactly what it says, and I, being a busi 1ess man of good reputation, stand c:idy to prove it to you. If you suffer from Debility, Insomnia, Lack of Vigor, Lumbago, Lame Back, Poor Circulation. Dyspep8ia, kidney, live r, bladder weakness, or any trouble uue to low vitality, send for our Free Bo.ok telling all a.bout the genuine Electric Belts and how they are sold on 60 days' trial, with no cost to you unless you arc absolutely satisfie d . Price $4.85 up. This is an opportu nity you should not miss. You are fully In sured against failure and take no risk whatevP.r. 'l'he Sanden Rercule:x: Belt is the best In the world and our offer Is abso Ju t.,;y @."enuln.,_ Write !or Free Book. t.,_ day. Address: f 141GBroadway, NewYork(Drp1.aJ BOOK ON DOG DISEASES :1 How to Feed Maile4 ree io OJI' ad4rel!a •llY America 'a. the ..&.utb.or Pioneer H. Y GLOVER CO!, IDC., Doz MelliciHs ll8 West 31st Street, New f•k illl&lllifl Ro:fuce tOto t'SOlbs. eemtortabb. No atarrina. -._...,._a;. • cirup. lm•ove your flcure; bffeW• U-.rfd UICI. .De.afthy6 sdd yeara to 'four • nd 4\1• i. r:u:,•..,../ At .. = W•ilrbt Baopily, " to ltot"elft Co., NA Mi, Stlitten 'V, Hew Ywtl. VIGOR AND HEALTH REGAINED Become robust, active , cheerful and ent.tnu.iutic. Shake off the shackles or past wea.kness by No. sog Tablets. the wonderful 48-hour medlclne. D!ll'•reoa rrom you enr heard of World'a record. $1 per box:. Particulars and testimonials free. 808 CHEMICAL co.. Dellt. B, l'ltW!lur1o &llllllo


I • . •J ..... IHE LIBI RTY .BOYS or '7 EWS NOTES The life 0 a gun d••p rnls i11 nn the progres;; of eroi.ion; whie been Small naval guns can be fired about 1,000 times before they are regarded worn out. Large twelYe inch and fourteen inch naval guns are considered to have a life, on one lining, of from 150 Io roundan co 6S,ooo,o 0 square miles, the .\ i lanti !l(i,000,000 arid the Indian ocean, Arctic and \utur\•ti1 or•.>anrshlp, management. etc., n•qulred the Act ot Congress ot August 24, 191!!, o r THE LIBERTI BOYS OF '76" publlsht;od "E:'"kl; at • T .. Yorlc, N. 1.. ror Qctot,er l, 19lll. ';>! ew York, County of New York:-Be!ore me, a stoner or Deeds tn ond tor the city and count\ nton>JSal.i personall)' appeared Luis St'nllrt>M. who, having heen dun sworn ll<'Ootdlng to la\\, fJl'poseR nntl saY!l th"t lie !>1 Bu11lnPSS .\lnnager or he-.. "THE 'LIBERTY BO f .'i OF '76," . and that the folio vlng Is to the Lest of hlI'., a true statemer.t ot the ownership. n.llntl.l{t'ment tc .. or the afore!'ald puullN1.tlon for the date Rho\\ Ti irt thP a bow• caption. br tt.c> Act or August lM. 1912, embodied ln section 44:. till L:i.w snnd to wit: 1, That the nnd .nddr••Ssca or thf' publisher. , d :tor-. mannging editor, and m1rn11ger'< are: Publl!lh r -.. !<'rank Tou}: Business .M:anngf'r-Luls Senaicn, 168 West 23d St .. , •ew York. N. Y'. e. 2311 St .. cw 'f.: Rnrn E. Wolff 168 Wet !;Rd 2 . . Thal. the ownPrs :i.ri>: I< rank TouAeY. f>uhlillht,>r, ) 9 West 23d St., New York, l';, Y.: Harry E:. Wol!t. I& St .. New Yurk, Y.; K Wolff, 16S West '< St., N'ew York, • '. Y. 3. 'J'hat the known t.ondhoMers, security owning or holdini; total amount of bonds, mortgages, Xone. mortga.r,'EPi>, and otl <>t 1 p()r cent. or Jlli'>r o or other securities ar<' 4. That the two para11:raplJ11 nt•;t nbove A'iV!ng thl' nom •sot the ownen1, !ltOl'kholders . .int1 SPctrrlty holdt'r11. If l!.ny, not only the ltst of 1JtockholdPrs and St'curlty ho1di>rs ail th< appear upon the books of the r,mpany, but In c• where tht> !'tockholder or hoMer rpprars tlJIOn . I books of the company as trusteo or in nny <1thci-fhluc! rolation, tb" name ot thP peri;on or C'nrporntlon foe-wh" , I such truatu• 18 acting ls given: also that t}Jc two p .... r-A 'J'()1:'TN CURIOSITY grnphs contain statern1>nt11 ernbrnclnl{ afflant'R full knnwJ .. " ' , and belle! n.s to the clrcumstan<'el! and condition>i und r whic:. C • • 1. l' f b l l 11tockholde111 and security holder who do not np1•e. r up• .,:imts uUms CllJOYS lue 1 1stmct1on 11 emg t 1e the books of the company as trust!"e!'l. hold $tock and ty first man on the chargP. of being iutoxicated jn I'" a other than that ot a bona_ -fld own r: ;r,d tl1I \\"'p•f Chester Pa. ince Julv 1. the police not having afflant has no reason to belle e that an;-otht>r n.: ur " ' ' •• . . • • atlon. or corporation has anY Interest direct or lnd:rect .n ti." ::athered even one partly mtox1cater i:ec>nr!tlt>R thnn as tio stated hlr . 11me. l I, TIS SENA R f


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