The Liberty Boys' countersign, or, Hot work at the forts


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' No. 984 . NOVEMBER 7, 1919. Price 6 Cents \ , .. . : .... .+_',.,,,,, ...;., .. J> ang.-.. N, T. . • _....,.....--_. .....

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• '"' 111...f.. THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 h e is s.'' :i.n see '1 boys A Weekly -r,1agazine .Containing Stories of the America n Revolution we n and ig for I ssued IV!'ckly-Sitbscripti'.on price, $3 . 00 per year; Ca. nada, $3 . .>0; f1'oreig11, $4 . 00. Copyright, 1 9 1 9, b1J F•t you 'J'ou.sey . P ublish, r, ;: .. rn ..llain St r eet ; B'ttffa lo, N. Y.; Off"ice 166 w est 23d Street, New Yor k, N. Y. s . we a; zh, l'o st Uff-ic, e at Buffalo,,\". J' . . r;.; "'' 1 :0." ,/rts.s :na'iJ:. itltter O rtober 15, 1919. -.//?/ is a D'f""f;t;.. #f.f d No. 984. BUFFALO, N. Y . , NOVEMB E R 7, 1919. Price 6 Cents. s;-i were OU h, b e Sl uent th OU •nt t BOYS' COUNTERSIGN -OR-WORK AT '1.HE FORTS 1 d a n Y rhe ) b O ca 'Ye " 1 \W "l e n fie By HARRY MOORE ------------C'HA tf} WHAT I-L\.PPEi-.:ED ON Ti-IE Tlrnrt' were two bors in a boat rowing on t1H' Hudson n1ong the foot of the cliff descending frorp Fort .\iontgonH'l"Y. in the Highlands. , lt was a day in early OclobPr, nnd the t w o boy:;: might have been out for pleasure only were il 11ot tor 'heir dress. . They >vorc the Continental unil'or'Tl. nne attired as a captain and the other as a f irst lieut-:lnnnt. The ca1Jtain was a .fine, manly-looking boy with bruwn hair and blue-gray eyei;, and appeared to tie ::i. hoy nf strong character. The wa:s. of the same age. and from a certain curl of the lip and a flash of the eye was to be of an impulsive nature. but brave and fearless. At this cim e the Americans held the Highlan:] forts, Montgomery .and Clinton, just oppostte, both being on Pepleop's ""Kill, a deep ravine crossed by a bridge. The British , now commanded by Sir Henry Clinton. still held New York and the lower portions of the river. '.rhere were rumors afloat that an expedition W<. ee It was coming up thP ri\e1, and had just rounded a wood 1 point somethinl\' below where t h e boys were. e It was b cg-inning to fee-I the coming Sf!Uall. ..and it was qui' evident that the man handling the sail was not an expert nc even a good sailor. ?Y "'They'll go over. Bob, if thPY are not careful," saio Dick " ):es, that fellow seems to know little or nothing about"ths o tnanaging of n. boat . . , "Pul about, Bob. \Ye n1ust go and help them. There sur e to be an ac, ident. " There was a young girl in the boat with t h e man. .\s the wind struck the little craft and heeled her over, th1 water l.Jubl.Jling: and seething all about her, she gave a screan Of teyro. r. • Di le and Bob quickly turne d their boat and r owed rapid l J and s teadily down stream. f 'l'he accident whichl Dick feared presently happened. lnstead of bringing his craft up into the wind th" n'.-a n l: attempted to run out a 1..1d wai; instantly capsized. Both h e and the girl were thrown into the water. but clear &r the sail fortunately. The boys rowed quickl y to the spot, and Diel ' the girl as she arose. I He and Bob dr<.'w her in and put her o n on l' of the thwarcs. rowing quickly under the le e of tlw b luff. The man clung to th\' J.oLtorn of the o , erturn!.'d bni•.c crie'1 you take me in?'' ::f!c doesn't . des<.'rve it." sputtC'red nob, under his breath. said D1tk, shortly. •or .::ourse not, h e ' d upset our bnat next," growled Bob . 'l'he Lwo boys ran along undt-r the bluf( and then into the ktll where they were in still water. . "I am greatly obliged to you" said the girl: "bm \YhY did ou not pick up my father?" Dick took off his coat and put it over the .t?"irl's shqulrlers, for she was shivering. . "He was saf!l .enough," he sa.ld, " ::i.nd migl 1t have endan gered us 1 f we tried to Lake him in. " 'Bu t he may be iowept off the boat," t h e girl sai d .

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. ' a 1 he Is safe enough. The squall will be over in a fev<' The cha1n had repeatedly given way under the presence ., of the tide, but the obstructions we1e still considered efficient. see the sun shining on the water now," added "lob. They '\'.ere l?rotected by the gl'}s of the fort a .nd also by boys are rebels?" the girl asked. two frigates. and two anned anchored ashore. we are patriots. We know of no 'rebels.' I am the The whole force to garrison the twin forts did not exceeil and this Js the first lieutenant of the Liberty Bnys, six or seven hundred, but they had the veteran C::olonel L'.•mb g for American independence. " . with his artillerists to aid . . you are young to be soldiers; you are only boys," m. T(le Liberty Boys had been m active service for upwards of . \a year, and could be co'nsidered almost as veterans. , we belong to the Liberty Boys. Every one is under They were ready to tight wherever and whenever they were wanted, and upon receipt of rumors that the Highlands were ls a pity you are rebels, for you seem to be very brave." threatened had been ordered to Fort Montgomery, they ___ not Captain Slater tell you that we are not rP.bel:>, now were. " said Bob, sharply. l Dick and 13ob rowed u ' p -the river a -little distance aft'.!1 the ,---....-t I always thought that those who fought aga!nst our departure of the girl and her father. ere rebels.'' Drawing up their boat and secreting it under the bushe!!, u have been misinformed.' 'said Dick. "We are patriots." they took a .zig-zag path to the top and at last reached the e sun is shining and it is calm again," muttered Bob, fort. tiently. Here they were welcomed by a number of the Liberty hough invariably courteous to the other sex, it was very Boyii. , , nt that he was anxious to get rid of the Tory girl. "How did you get wet, Bob?" asked one of them, a dai:;hlng o you Jive far from here?" asked Dick. boy somewhat younger than Bob and Dick. bout a mile or two below the rebel forts--the forts, I He was known as Mark Morrison, and was the second lieuId say. I have always called you rebels. My father is a tenant of the Liberty Boys. t loyal subject and-". He was one of the l:n:avest of .the boys. was thorough1y trust-nd you have not reasoned the matter out for yourself," ed by Dick and was a 'unlversal favorite. . tJy. "Did you fall into Uie river, Bob?" Mark corttinued oes not my duty to my father require me to-" "No, but someone else did," with a laugh. o hold prejudice? No, it does not. You are old enough "Not Dick?" incredulously. hink for yourself." "No, not Dick.'' Old?" impatiently. "I am not yet eighteen. That is not "But you two were alone." "Yes, but we are not the only persons on the river, are we?" Old enough to reason," I said with a laugh. anyone do my thinking for me.'' "I would not with a provoking laugh, . he storm had passed, and now the boys boat. "You two fellows have had an.adventure," said Ben Spur rciwed back to Jock, one of Ute jolliest of the Liberty Boys. "What was it?" "\Vell, If you must know, a girl was upset into the ri\rercan you swim, sir?" asked Dick, rowing alongside. and Dick and I got her out.'' 'Yes," sharply. 'I think we will get your boat up, will undertake it." "Those are only the barest facts," declared Mark. "Tell so If you will go ashore us all about it." "I suppose it will be as well, for we can't walk home In enched garments.' ' He swam ashore, there being some little beach at this int, and then the boys landed their passengers. pr, Hitching their one warp to the bow of the overturned boat, ey towed her into shoal -water and got her on her side. clo 1t was not cold now, and" Bob, removing his outer clothing, ent in, loosened the halyards and brought them ashore. Taking a turn about a tree on the bank both boys now ai auled upon the line and by degrees got the boat on an even eel. , d It was then not so difficult a matter to haul her partly up e sloping when much of the water in her ran out. . . Then they bailed her and hoisted the sail that it might dry. The warm October sunshine both dried and warmed the girl y that time. When they were ready to go, she said: "I am greatly obliged to you for your service, but I am that you are rebels_'' . "I should be sorry if I were not," said Dick. 11 CHAPTER II. . A MYSTERIOUS SHOT. Dick did so, all the boys being interested. "And you d'.d not learn the girl's name?" asked' Mark "You're funny fellows." ''They were not interested," said Ben. , . "Yes, but to meet a girl that way and not to find out who she is'' "Th.ey' have girls of their own, Mark. Would you?" Mark liked to tease the Liberty Boys about their girls, and now Ben was giving him some of his own medicine '"Oh. that's different," he said. "Not at all. Never mind, Bob will tell you how she looks and then, If you meet her. you can ask her yourself." "And have that Tory father of hers 'throw me into the river? I think not." ''Then keep away from the water like Patsy and you won't get Into danger," laughed Ben. That afternoon, it having been in the morning when Dick and Bob bad their adventure, Dick took Mark and two other boys and rode back of the tort toward Fort Clinton. Dick was mounted on a coal-black Arabian whom he called Major, and which he had captured from the enemy the year before. . Mark rode a big gray, and the two others, who were great chums, rode a pair of well-matched sorrels. The boys were Ha:rry Thurber and l!arry Judson, and were known as the two Harrys, being fast friends a11d inseparable companions: . The girl's father thanked the boys In the briefest manner There were passes through. the moun.ta.ins from Stony Point for what they had done and then set out down the river. leading to the forts. "Snuffy old humbug!" sputtered Bob Estabrook, when they . Governor Clinton considered that it was as important to had gone. watch these as the river, and Dick was now ou,t for this pur"Rather a nice girl in some ways," observed Dick Slater. pose. "But you are sorry she is a Tory," with a laugh. Riding to a point where two roads met, one leading to Fort "I am sorry she is prejudiced, that she has not learned to Montgomery and the other over a causeway between. the river think for herself. She Is dominated by her father and has and a pond to Fort Clinton, Dick paused. no will of her own." "That's the road around the Dunderberg to Stony Point," "She thought you called her old," chuckling. "That would he said, "but there are rmmerous passes among those hills." be unpardonable. She would rather you had called her plain ''In any one of which one is likely to lose his way,'' ob-than that." served Mark. ''She is neither," smiling, "but she has not learned to think "But the greater part of the guides hereabouts are tor herself." patriots," remarked Harry Thurber, "and not to be bought." "Perhaps she will begin to do so now; but hadn't we better I "Very true,'' said Dick, riding. slowly forward; 1'but return ::i the fort?" are Tories also, and these must be ,11:uard<>.d against.'' . ''Perhaps we had better." . Mark was at this side, the two E.arrys havmg baited. The Liberty Boys were now stationed at Fort Montgomery. The road wound around huge boulders and great clumps Governor George Clinton has his headquarters here, while of bushes and tangled underbrush, but, as the boys rode on Ms brother, James had charge of Fort Clinton, opposite. slowly, Dick thought he heard somethiug move. The latter was the smaller fort, but was complete while He drew his pistol, thinkiqg it perhaps a plump rabbit or a Fort Montgomery was not yet finished. fat partritlge, but moved forvyard, putting up his hand as a Between it (lnd the opposite promontory of Anthony's Nose sign of caution. . . there had been stretched a heavy chain with boom and che-All at once therll was a sharp report. anq a bullet whistled to further obstruct the river. past him, between him and Mark, . . .. • . . .

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\ 4 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. If he had not 11't0Ved he must have received if in' hill breast. He wn.s off his horse in ah lnstaht, diving into the thicket and firing two ehots rapidly. Mark followed him and then the two Harrys, unslinglng their mu.,•'.;ets. A volley wa.e tltcd, but then the boh heard tapidly retreating footsteps und lrnew that Dick's seeret enemy had escape!!. They tollt!Wt'd his trail ihto the lhlclrnt for son1e little tance, but could see nothing of him, and soon the !oOt.,.1.eps could. Jt have been?'' asked Mark, as. the boys up the purs u i t 11.nd returned to the pllth. "I have no Idea," was Dick's l'eply, "but this only RhllWE me that we lnust be extra vigilant as to keeping these guarded." "Forewarned Is forearmed," !laid Mark. Cl'lAPTEit III. A WAR::-.""thing and then went up as far us the obstructions and 1:md1:d. Dick saw Mark and some of the Liberty Boys u11d told ch2m to look out fot the Tory, describing him minutelY. ''He may try to learn something concerning the forts,'' so be on ynur watch," said Diel<, in conclusion. Later In the day Dick took :Mark, Ben, the two Harrys and two or three mote Of the boys and rode off in the rear of the tort. They had reached the place where Dick had been fired Upon tlle day before, when Dick saw a Muspicious movement among the bushes. "Fire, boys!" he shouted, dismounting. At once the boys unslung their muske s, while Mark drew his pistols. "This way, boys!" Dick crie d, leaping into the bushes and firing a shot. "Look out fol the horees, Sa.m and Will." 'I'he of the boys quickly dismounted and followed Dick. Before Jong Dick cam._e to a well-defined path. He hNtrd someone running along this and shouted to the others to come on "It's a spy, boys," he called. "We must catch him." The boys quickly found the path, which grew broader and h nt'der as they ran on. • Dick still heard the sound of the fugitive's footsteps and da!lhed on. He presently cauglit sight, for an instant only, of a heavilybuilt man dashing across an open space. "Come on, boys," he cried. "I see him." The others quickened their paces, and l\Iarlc and Ben soon caught up with Diclc Then they came out into a clearing. only a short way b e hind the man, who seemed to be breaJhing heavily. There was a little schoolhouse with a belfry on it in the open space. Towarcl this the man ran, quickly disappearlnv: 'ns'de. "Do you know wh\>ere held in the winte r or early spring, when there was not much work to be clone. Just now V.-as a busy time with the farmers and hunters, and the school was closed. It seemed as if ofie might enter at any time, however, for the fugitive had no trouble iri doing so. "\Vatch it, boys," said Dick. "We must secure this spy." Harry Thurber climbed up to one or the side windows, helped by Harry Judson, and Jooked in. " I don't see him," he said. "Come, Mark," said Dick. The two entered boldly, pistols in hand. There was a small vestibule and from it a spiral stairway leading t11 the little belfry. "l'le has gone up here," said Dick. ''Don't see the tracks In the dust?" "Yes, but what good will it do him? The belfry is not very big." "He may get in between the ceiling and the roof and hide." "Yes, but we could watch the place and starve him out." "Hallo!" cried Dick, "We know you are up there, so you might as well come down." "Come on, Mark, " said Dick. "We'll have to get him dowrt." "Be ciueful, Dick," replied Marlc. "The fellow may fire on you." "I can fire as quick as he can," shortly. The two Harrys and Ben were watching at the v:in
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. , TIIE LIBERTY OF '76. 5 Then Ben came flying out or the schoolh.ouse while the two Harry11 dashed around the side. Thp Tory fired a shot at Diel,, the bullet striking the window-frame. Dick returned the shot and carried away the man's hat BC'n and the two Harrys fired and narrowly missed the fellow as he dove into the woods. ''Never mind, boys.' 'shoutC'd Dlclc "Let him go. We know h;m now and wili bo on the watch for him." "It must have been he who fired upon you yesterday," ob served Mark. "YC's, it was, beyond a doubt. The tracks are the same." Then the boys descended, and they all went baclc to where Sam Sanderson and Will Freeman wer!l guarding the horses. CHAPTER IV. EJXCITING TIMES IN THE PASSES. The Tory's real intentions now bPing known, the Liberty Boys had but to keep a watch upon hitn. He seemed to have the utmost hatred for Dick and the latter could not soon forget the savage loolc the man had shot at him ns he fled. Dick reported the presence or the spy to the Governor, who said: "Patrol the passes. in the rea r ot the fort, Dick, and if the mltn appears again, capture him at nil risks. "\Ve will do so, sir." "Take li;m alive if you can," the Governor continued. "The fellow lmo\vs the plans Of th<' etlemy. no doubt, and will reveal them when he finds a iope atound his neck." 'I'he Governor's methods wE>re always prompt and decisive, and if Darcey fell into his lnnds he would find that it was either death or a . clean braast of everything. Dick at once despatched Bob with a patty of twenJy Lib Prty Boys to patrol the passes, according to the Governor's orders. Toward evening Dick rode of on Maj!>t to see Bob, having left word With :\1ark to march out at sunset and relieve him. Dicl' passed a numbC'r of the Liberty Boys who told him thal Bob was going the rounds and >vas probably at the far-'ther end of the district thl'y were patrolling. Bob was found n\lar the Intersection of the two passels. "Ko sign of anything, 1 suppose?" Dick asked. ".No, and I have had some of the boys take bush scythes and cut down a lot of stuff along the pass." "Very good. Bob." "A fox couldn't hide there now, and our sly 'I'ory will have to find some other covert from which to fire upon the hon pa lriots " '"He will be more wary, I think, after his experience of this afte1noon," drily. "Yes, and if he knew of the Governor's orders concerning him. still more so." The boys were sitting' on their horses at the side of the road when the y suddenly heard a great clattering of hoofs coming along the pass. Both boys darted into the middle of the road, drawing their pistols at the same moment. They thought it hardl1 possible that this could be the enemy, but they meant to be prepared. And then there O'luddenly appeared, dashing on at full speed. fl. big bay horse, to the saddle of which a young girl was C'linglng desperately, while She vainly tried to bring the great brute under control. lt was Gina, her hair streaming down her back and her face pale and frigl'ltened. Both boys snatched at the bridle of the hotse as he flew Dick caught it, threw Major upon his haunches and held on with n grip of iron. Bob quickly caught the girl as she loosened her hold upon the reins and slipped from the saddle. Then she falntecl in his atms, ahd Dick released the frightened horse, which dashed on again, In a few moments thef heard a great clatter and the frightened cry of a horse. Then George Brewster, one of the Liberty Boys, came up ahd a.sited: "Whose big bay was that that went down the bank just beyond at the turn of the pass?" 'The young lady's, probably,' 'said Dick. "Run and get some water In your hat, George." Dick had helped Bob, and they had laid Gina on the sparse grass at the side of the Jmth. George hurried away, round a rill at a short distance from the path and, his hat with water, came hastening back. Dick bathed the girl's face and temples, and presently had the satisfaction of seeing her breathe more regularly and then open hel' eyes. She raised J!erself lo a sltt!ng posture, gazed half abstractedly at the beys in 'the gathering twilight and mid: "Again? You are f()rever putting me undei obligations." "There was no alternative," was Dick's answer. "How did you!' horse become frightened?" ''A bear C'r-Osse d the bath and he bolted. I think the bear was as much frightened as he was." "Yo•J are in the region of the Higltland forts, as you may know." "I did not. I don't know how far we went. We Seemed to go like the wind. I though I should be thrown o. hundred times.'"' "It was fortunate we met you when we did, then." The g irl looked inquiringly at him. "The hol's!l stumbled and went down the bank a little ahead of this." "And he's dend ?" "Yes," at a !r>ok frorn George "How shall I get h ome? I was out for a ride. I was not tomlng to the forts. I did not know they were in this di rection." "We can provide you with a horse. We cannot escort you home, however." "Tt would be dangerous. I suppose?" "For your ratjler, yes. He is a spy, and we should be obliged to take him Mi sight." Now I !'now why he has come off in th' s direction. It was to spy on you. I you against him, .but I did not know then-" "\Ve are ohliged for the warning. It is growing dark. George. get a horse for the young l ady." "My father will be furious if he l\new that I rode on a rebel horse." said Gina, anxiously. "Tlrnt's the first time I knew that a horse had politics," Jaugh!!d. . Geof'l?:e presl'ntly carrt-e up with n. horse . "If you father objects." said D'ck, "you can the animal back H e . will !hid his W.ay." "But my father may shoot him. He has a passionate t e rn per." "Release him then as soon as yon Ket within a reasonable rllstl\hce of your home . I should hate to sPe a good horse sacrificed to a man's made and sPnseless Gina was asslst<>d Into thP saddle and rode awn.y, being soon swallowed up in the "She coming around," said Dick, "although she's still quite proud." "Give her time," laughed Dick. "She has had seventeen years of prejudice. She can't awaken in a moment." Bob laughell, and then the two rode on. Mark relieved Bob, who rode back to the fort with Dick. 'l'he girl's horse had broken his neck in his mnd plunge, and the boys had taken it away and buried it that it mllfht not become an offense and breed disease. Late that night a b(l 'rge came across the river from Peeks kill, where General Putnam was quartered, bearing a Jetter to Governor Clinton The general stated that he had information tha t two of the enemy's ships of war, three tenders and a large number of flat-bottomed boats were coming up the river. They had proceeded as for as Tarrytown, whete they had landed their men, the letter continu<>d, and were followed by one large man-of-war, five topsail vessels and many small craft. It was his belief, the lettef concluded, that _the enemy were making for Peelrnkill and that. from information received, they were already forming at bridge. 'rhe governor a t once despatche d some of !lcouts to the Dunberberg to watch the movements of the enPmy. Putnam had not as yet asked for reinforcements, and the govptnor wae h ardly in n position to send him any, having really tbo few men ln the two rorts for their proper defense. The next day Sir Henry C'l\nton, drnwn his troops away from Tarrytown, crossed T appan Zee and Haverstraw bay to Verplanck's Point and lnnded with three thousand men about eight miles below Peekskill. Putnam at once drew back to the hills, and sent otI to the governor for all the troops he could spare. The governor, really none to spare, hesitated1about sPnding any until he should be certain that an attaclc on the Highland forts was not intende d. He therefore despatchE.'d Dick Slater and n party of the Liberty Boys to aid his own scouts in trying to learn what the enemy actually intended . Dick took Bob and forty of h's boys and set out alof!g the river through the Dunderberg passes to watch the redcoats. "There may be hot work for at the forts," Dic k saLd to Bob, "and it is better to be prepared for it."

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6 THE BOYS OF '76. Our sPY lives along here somewhere, too,• added Bob, "and if we find him he won't give the enemy. Through the their head • t, CHAPTER .V. DICK'S :NARROW ESCAPE. . , hills galloped the Liberty Boys with Dick at Now the path was rough and narrow, with huge bluffs pn one side and a prec.ipice on the other, and again it was confined by high and $e.e.med to .hive been . cut right through the rock. Now there w .ere thick woods on either side, and t0hen there would be desolate wastes, ui;>iand m arshes and stony deserts. Opce or twice they gpt: a . glimpse of the river. Jyi.ng far be-low through rifts in the hills. .. Once they caught a dista,nt view o! 'ships, and that they must belong to the enemy. They saw no smoke, heard no sound of firing ,and so knew that the e nemy. were quiet or had advanced tar into the in-terior. . At l ength, neither seeing nor hearing anything suspicious, they set out on U:1eir return. to t .he for. t. ". . . ' 'It will be as we!! to . a guard in the pa,.sses at 'nigh.t," said Dick, •and to give them the Liberty Boys countersign so as to avoid mistakes." . . "Very good," said Bob, ' .'and the countersign Is what?" "Liberty forever." They were near the tort, where there was much. tangled underbrush, too much for Bob to have cut away and too near for a hiding-place, as one would ha.ve had to pass the guards before reaching it. Ne.vertheless, thfi!'re was someonE) in hiding. in that .very tangle. H.,e had come a Jong and c)r-cuitous route,. through brush and briar, through swamp and ove r roc}cs to reach the place. . . He lay conc:ealcd in a perfect tangle of brush, close to the ground like a snake, never scarcely daring to breathe as the boys rode by. . :. Then, when the sound of their hoofbeats had died away, he crept out and a d.vaRced cautiously, keeping behind bushes, trees and bowlders till h e came In sight of the other breast-works and the gate. , He waite. d . h1:re behind a bowlder till some ot the ):>oys came out. • . It was some .tii:ne before anyone came, into tile .fort again, and, hearing them cQming, l)e: .li;d in a tree. till they, had entered He heard the countersign repeated as tll.e .boy entered, and f!...ffiiled grimly as .he heard it. . : . . , When all was still and there wa13 no one in sight, he' descended from the .tree and. stole. away into the brush, con-cealing himself aa before and ly ing motionless. In the afternoon Dick and Bob descended to the shore, took the boat and went down the i;iver. 1 , . .... .. They had rigged a little sail on jt this. tii:ne, ii,nd t/:).ey m _ade more progress with less efl'ort. '.. . . The afternoon was 'warm and heavy,. perfect October i\Ve:ather, ,and there were mists on the mountaintops. There was wind eno11gh. to fill their sail, however.; and the y kept a lookout that they.should not get too much of it. They went a number of miles, but saw nothing to alarm .. .. ' -The . enemy. are. preparing tor._ a surP.rlse, I am sure,' 'observed I,)ick. "Thj.s • .silence is ominous." . . ' . . , ''It is the calm before the storm," returned Bob. .. may be going to attack .l;"utnam,.as be hears, or ,they Jll:l.30' lll•end so:uethin g entirely ditferent.'.> "If we only knew," said Bob, imp'atiently. . "That's just it, " smiling, '"but we don't le.now :and ai;e try-ing to find ont." . . . . They had to tack now and then in returning, but they made !air progress nevertheless. . Once they we1e obliged to run close to tl;le western bank to escape a treacherous flaw of wind. . ,. The n they saw Gina come out from a little grove of tre-es and beckon to them. She had a better opinion of the patriots than before, but she might think it her. duty to tell her father that he was suspected and put him.on his gu'ard . "If the troops were to land on this side ne could lead them right to the foits." .. You reached home safely, of cou_rse?" remarked Dick, carelessly. "The horse returned, so I presumed you did." "Yes, but I did not see my father, and he has been away all day" The boys said nothing, and presently Gina continued; . "It seems strange for me to warn you against him, but I know my father means mischief. He hates all Whigs. and you boys in particular. He resents your having done .. me a service as muc h as if it had been an injury." "That is .very unreasonable," observed Die\<., lightly. 'You must keep a watch on the passes leading to the forts," Gina continued, earnestly. "It the troops do land here, my father will guide them." "It is not certain that they will do so," shortly. "No, but they might. His being away so Jong alarms me. I am sure that he has communicated with the troops and offered his services.'' '"That is a mere matter ot opinion, by dear Miss Gina," said Dick carelessly. He did not wish to Jet her know that this was the very thing feared. . , , ., . She was still among Tor y inrluences, and. while. she. :might not intend to b('tray him, she might do so by a care.less word. Then, ioo, while Dick felt a c ertain regard for the girl; he had no sympathy whatever for her father and would make every effort t o capture him. \ .. He hates the forts, he hates rebels, he wants to drive them out, he would blow up the torts himself I! he could, and he would lead our soldiers to them ln a minu,te_'' "We will keep a watch upon him," Pick answered. ''And we are very much obliged to you/' added Bob . . The boys then pushed off as evening was apprciachhjg. "I had to say something," muttered Bob, when .. th-ei were out of hearing. " I suppose so," with a laugh. wanted to be thanked. and It didn't cost much. 'She is improving. She called us Whigs instead of 'rebels.' as you may have obser.ved.'' .. She is in a very nervous state, and probably fear more than there is any warrant for.'' _ "But you think that the redcoats may attaclt tl:)e fOfts.?" "Yes, and we will keep a watch on tbem.''. "If they do attack them, :lind with any large fGrce: there wJll be hot work," said Bob, e'mphatlcally. .. Precisely.'' . They got back to the landing, hid their boat and fort. It was now early evening, the red and golden tin.ts in the sky being reflected on the water. ... Exchanging a few words with the boys In the open space before the barracks, Dick walked over to the bulwarks and picke d up a sma!J but powerful telescope and bega11;._ looking o.ver the river. . . . -. : The spy had seen Dick and Bob enter the fort . . "Now is my time!" he hissed savagely. Reaching the gates, he was accosted by a ,sentry wl\o fooked out of the little wicket. "Well, what is it?" "Liberty forever," said the SPY. " I have' with Captain Slater." "Very good.'' and the spy wa1!! admitted . . ... , . Many of the Liberty Boys had never .seen . • . and some were even doubtful as to how he , . He came to a group o'f them near . the bari:acks, sitting on benches or standing in careless attitudes. . "Liberty forever " he said, as one ar two looked inquir ingly. "Where will I find the captain?" '"Without,'' said one of the bOYS. ''Lovely weather for a soldier,' the spy said, carelessly, stani:ling close to a gr-0up o! two or th.ree, a .mong whom was the boy who had answered him. "Yes, for anyone." .t "Ha-ha, very true, " with a laugh and a slap .on the back. At the same time the spy swiftly abstracted • One Of the They lowered their sail and rowed up to the bank. boy's pistols f:-om his. belt. .. "I have not see my father all day," the girl said. Then he w ent on into the open space outllide,_ -passing "Nor we," said Diclc . . a group of Liberty Boys talking together. "I fear that he intends mischief. :You know, ot c ourae; .that As Dick scanned the river with his tele cope, the spy the king's troops have landed?" suddenly sprang forward, aimed a pistol at the young patriot's "Yes, and marched into the interior, but we know nothing head and pulled the trigger. more.'' Snap! "My father will give them all the information he can. He The pistol had not been loaded. knows the passes hereabouts." At once the boys dashed forward. •! ..Vick said nothing, The spy gave a hoarse cry ot rage, leaped upon a g .un-This was no news to him, but he:' d : i d not thin I<. was wise carriage and then upon the parapet and dove .headlong to-to let Gina know this. ward the river ..

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THE LIBER'rY BOY' OF '76. CHAPTF.R VI. , It WO.$ so dark that one was obliged to do this .when en>r a sotu'ld was heard. HOT TIMES IN THE HILLS. "Who goes there?" Dick heard one of the boys say, a littl<> distance ahead or him. The Liberty Boys had had orders to take the sp;• alive..,' He had expected to be challenged himself before Jong. Otherwise they wo'uld have shot him in an instant. ::A friend,". answered a low, husky voice. , The snap of the pistol assured them that Dick was safe. "Advance, friend ,and give the countersign." 'l'he spy must be captured at all hazards. however. Liberty forever," was the answer. How he had got into the fort was a mystery to them. it isn't; you are a spy_!" cried the boy, and there He had done so, however and Dick's life s eemed to have was a sound as of someone rushing forward been in danger. 'l'hen there came a shot and the whistle or" a. bullet. 'l'he spy threw away tht> useless pistol and dove into the Dick rode forward, sounding a shrill whistJt>. rivllr. ' Immediately the Liberty Boy:; came dashing up in the From the parapet the boys saw him strike the water with darkness. a splash. • There w:il? a crashing through the bushes and then an-He had leaped out far enough to escape the rocks and olher shot. • struck the water sharply. Then hurrying footsteps were heard and it was evident They watched to see him come up, but several minutes that the spy had escaped. passed and they saw nothing oft him. , "Confound him, he's got away," mutttered someone. "I "Do you suppose he is drowned'!" asked Harry Thurber. ought to have grabbed him before I spoke" 4II<> wasn't born to be drowned, the scoundrel!" sput"What is that?" asked Dick. tered Ben Spurlock. "Tom Hunt. I'm sorry 1 let him go. He gave the wrong where is he?". asked Sam Sanderson. "\ word, and I jumped out too quick. " "Tlw current may taken him down and he may '"Never mind, Tom. I don't wonder you are excited." have swam under water, " answered Harry Judson "My was loaded if my pistol wa.not this after'''\i\'e can't see the watr-r close to short> from here," sugscoundrel fired at me, and I felt the wind of gested Wil! Freeman. "No, and the fellow would take good care not to be "You w 'ere fortunate. " seen," observed George. -"I dc>-n't suppose 1 hit him ' Or if"! did,• I didn't bring "But how did he get into the fort?" asked Arthur :Maclrny. him down." ' "f have always told you boys to keep your pistols loaded," 'Never mind. He is not likely to return" said Dick, ''but 1 am glad someonrneglected it this time." plunge into the river does not seem. to have damn"That's mine," said one of the new Liberty Boys, comed,,his z_eal any, " observed Ben Spurlock, coming up. ' 'ing forward. "I had just clPanf'd but had not. loaded it. No, lt voes not. " It was the only one in my belt that was not." , "But W<>l'-ldn't YOU suppose that he would know we would "And a lucky thing for Dick that it was not; but how change the word?" did he, get it?" ''He is so crafty' in other things, yes, Qut m e n like that It out of my bell whe n he slapped m e on the often overreach themselves." . bark, I suppose." "He has the 'lives of a cat," observed Will ''but .he'll get Then the boys told how the spy had ghen them the caugbt -0ne cif these days." ' co11ntnsign and had ask<>d for Dick. . There nothing more heard of tl1e spy but the boys Inquiring of the sentry at the gate, Dick learned th-at did not relax theJr vigilance. ' the "P. V had r!iven the Liberty Boys' countnsign there also 'Dick returne d to the fort but was out again early the and had asked for him. next morning. "But how did he get hold of it. Dick?" a>iked ;Bob. . He was riding. along at some distance from the meet"I don't know. There is not one ot the boys who would of , the two passes when his trained ear caught a susgive it to him nor any of the men here, either," p1c1ous sound. "Very true;.. but he evidently had it or h e would never '!'here was-a large body of men C'Omlng along the pass. have entered the fort " Drck could hear the rumble of artillery the clatter of ''There is some mystery here which we may never fathom," accouterments and the tramp of horses and 1nen. said Dick, gravely, ''but 1 am for once that one of The enemy were corning_ the boys was neglectful." There was no doubt of it, and Dick did not need a. sight ' Yes, for otherwise the scoundrel would have succeeded. of the men to be convinced. , r He was as spry as a cat." He set. off _at on<:e tor FQrt Clinton at a gallop. "I did not even hear him myself." returned Dick. Reaching it, he rnformed General Clinton of what he had "And you generally hear everything." learned. The boys had no idea how Darcey had obtained the counSLxty men, and afterward more, were sent to guard tl\.e tersign, and there seemed to be little prospect of their ever pass and hold the enemy in check. knowing. They took two brass field pieces with them, and were "There is only one way that I can see bow the fellow prepared to make a stubborn resistance. got hold of it, Dick," said Bob, Jater. Leaving Fort Clinton, I\ick crossed' tht> bridge over Pep''How it that?" loep's to Fort_ and 'spread the alarm: "You remember when you gave it to me?" Receiving perm1ss10n to 'take the Libei:ty Boys and help "Yes, perfectly." defend the pass, Dick set out without delay. "We were passing a regular tangle of bushes. briars and The gallant lads were eager to attack tRe enemy, and lrnwlders not far from the fort" they were '.'-11 ree heard. "All right." One of the patriot's field pie c e s became loaged rn t::-ie La.ter Bob whispered it to and he to Ben and the .Pass and had to be abanuune.J. ,.., two Hl\rrys, each of whom gave> it secretly to half a dozen It was spiked however, and U1e other thundering at' the more. redcoats from the hillside. Before dark all the Liberty r:oys knew the new coun"Forward, Liberty Boys!" cried Dick, and then the bravt> and it would fare hard with anyone who attem:Pted boys dashed on, coming to the aid of the. others at a time to palm ot't' the old one upon them. when they greatly needed It 'rhere was a thick fog on the riYer that night, and . UP ----in the hill;; it was misty and damp. 'l'he passes were patr:illed by Libe>rty , Boys, \'\lhO were rellevf'd every two hours. Dick himself rode out and kept a watch with the rest. lt was about midnight when he heard some of the boys ahe:id of him challenge someone. CHAPTER VIt. THE FALL OF THE FORTS. The division sent against Fort Clinton had met \vlth as determined a 'resistance as that sent against Fo1t Mo11t /

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/ The nanow strip or lanu betwr-cn the was bravely 11"fencled. pon't.l and tht-{iver not des<'e111l so sheer, an(l befor<.: it grew too dar\c had fuur11l a hiding-ril::tce in their recesi<. It was fortifiett by an tonght doi:-geclly . • abati!", behind which the garrison The slaughter ••f the enemy :was great, and so inan:1; bodies wen• thrown into the pond that by some it is know1• as "Jj JooOy l 'nnd" to this day. The caus<•wny was forced at last, and the garrison took to the fort, fighting from one redoubt to tho other and keeping up th" most Hubh.orn resistance. Governor Clinton was a fighter, and Jrnpt up the 'llrugglo with ;;rt•at 8pirit, hopiI)i; that tho reinforcements ho had St. fur would arrive. Ile did not' lrno1v that his messt>nger had deserted and had gone ovf.'1 Lhe en•mhe attack was renewPd upon both forts. The workH were too extensive to be mrumed bY thc> scanty \garrison. and they wert> p;esently entered at man:/ poYnts. The Br11,ish chargPd w1lh. the bayonet, and tl{e garri:>on was forced to fight its way out or be takpn prisone•s. Many were slai'n and many were captured, but some es caped, , "Fight your way out. Di<;._k," only advice L ca11 gi\ e you, take it." R:.i.id the govcr,tar. "It ia the ana, yon )tpow bcii;t l•OW to , "Very well, sir, " re1•lii: ;c't Dick. "The fort will not be sur rendered, I prCS.\.\Il\' ?" .. Never!" \\ith groat 13pirit. ,. It. may bo. taken, but it will neYer be imrrel'!df're d '.' ' gather:d the Liberty Doys about him and said: \'i e must f1gttt our way out There are tlrn horses to be Joqke:d after. !"o we must bCI sum of them .j'il'st." Twenty of the boyA were told to loolt. ont for t.hc horsc11, Dick's among the rest. Some w!'ide oe the raYine a hundred feet' and then ta.king to the woods. Marl;: .Morris \1 h:l.d charge of the hbn>es and got away with them in safety\ The enemy did not at fhst realize .that there were only twenty although there wl!'rc a hundred horses. Mark ma.de th<' noisiest kind of a dash, reached the woods the fort and_ escaped under cover of the gath-ering Jarkno'ss. . A nmnber. of the boni made their way into the in the same manner i.LS' Generf!.l Clinton. Diel;: oncl nob leaped down the rocln the river past the RhipR, kcepb::i.Y.' c . l•Jse in to s 'horc, where the shadow cast by the biuft'i; ta,orcd him. .. 7hey've got th. fort.;, but they ha1"en't got us," said Bob. "That pPrsistent old rr:ory is satisfic1 now, I hOp<'." "We haven't i;ettled with him yet," deelared Ben, an. "Quite right, Den my boy," answer d Bob, ''but we'll d o it. He won:t crow 1ner us long" ">\'e'll haYP ' some tronhle in niaking our way up these slopes .in the ,1ark," said Dick. "and perhaps we had bette1 try it now." "l'he boya madP. a Jandini:; below t.he .'>ills where the;.-di<.l Soon there was a thunderous. report from the r\\el'. "An' phwat's rhat 'intoirely '?" crie' d •Patsy. 'hf>n thE're came anoth<;r and another report. "Sure they can't be .bombardin' the 'fort now," mntrcr('(l f'at&y. . Dick went throngh the woods to a point whei-e he could Pe" lhe river. Tt was bright with t)lc reflection or a fire. while the hcavemi WPre the &ame. The11 ca.me otl:)er reports. "The ships above the boom 1111\•e heen sei, 0n fire," he said, as some of tho boys came u11. "The reports arc from the explosion of the magazines, no doubt." As every report was echoed again and again th.rou.gh the hills, the noise was tremendous. . , Dick found a point where he could see the burning ves sels, and it was truly a magnificent sight. They were like pyramids of !ii,lit, ,being on fire from deck t6 truck Then, as qne after another blew up. scattering thousan . ).;'o Indeed." •Jut if thl'y were here. as you t.hinlc," a!; anoth>r "where they now?" • . "They have seen us." "Nonsense! How could they see us withpnt a light?" "But r .am not' so eertain 1Jiat yon saw t:IJem. clicl not, I am positive." . "I did nc;;t, but I sa.w a fire. Where is now?" ''That was a star yon saw." "Tn these woods?" with a growl. "Not very likely." "'\Veil, dangerous going on. '\VG may tnn1blc off the cliffs." "There are some of the saucy young relwls about, snre," answered Darcey, "and I am going tq find I know that I saw a fire. Jt was not very' near, sav.' it." "Perhaps the trees hide ii.'' I am them. but I ":\[ayhe. I am going on. You can stay here If you like." '.the boys heard the Tory <'oming on, the darkness seeming not to greatly interfere with his progress. He passed within ten feet of the boys, who remained motionless, alfnost breathless. Ile went on some little iji;,tance and thPn retnrned, passing them nearer than before and grumbling-all the "It might ha\'c been a will-o'-wisp," ho' in utteiect. "'!'here are upland marshes hereabouts and such things are not un-co1nmon." "But ,\.ould the YOllng rebels have a fire, even if there wer.> any about?" "Of course. ,It is cold in, the woodR. And then, thry wonld think they were safe. H'm! so thf'y woult! be if r were not about looking for them, the rascals." An owl hooted, and the Tory muttered • "Keep still, yon bird of ill omen!" Thel). the owl hooted again. or, rather, it wa.s Dick re peating the sonnd he had first mn.cle. "Come, they are nowhere about; I was mistakPn," Darcey said, uneasily. Again came the mournful cry, and then a whip-poor-will sounded his shri'll note, and bullfross began to c1oak. I I "'I •

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T H E . LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. The boys were n1aking thesi> sounds, which 1 as a way they hnd of i\' could haYe shot him, Dick." "That would have been murder. We defended ou1'selves in a much better way." Presently Ben awoke -and said: "Go to sleep, yot\ fellows.. I'll keep '\\atch. I don't suppose is any danger, but it is always as well to be on the watch." "Oh, no, there was no danger," laughed Bob, "'except that that persistent Tory, Darcey, passed within three or four of -1.•u _not Jong sincl'." 1'.'fove! say you so, Bob'!" "'rhat's just what he did?" "He had some-i-edcoats with him. They saw our fire, but Dirk smothered it." ".Jrne! a.lld }ou let us sleep?" "There was no use arousing you so lo'rig as we were not discovered," n,nswcred Dick, quietly. One of the boys. now awoke, i.hr fire was rebuilt, and Dick "ncl Bob lay down and went to sleep. '."Lightning never slrikr>s twice in the satne, pince," laughed nc•n .. •so I don't suppose we'll have another visit from the:;e worthy gentlemen to-night. " HI' was quite dght, for they werP not further disturbed_ ln the morning Dick E ha t•'<'l 'r<>bf'ls,' I su1i Dob then wt-nt off with the boys, ,\hilf' Dick rqtraccd pose," Dick lai1ghed. 1 , •r couldn't 1 e:-;il;t th•• t<'m[)tntion t(> and maa.e his way dowh to tho :shore. upset him, and it settled t110 question of pursuit once for lie found the boat where he harl left it. and entering all." . . i . t. put his coat an cl hat under a .Jorward th watt and look 1Iaking his "ay up a. anrl the woods, Diel< up the oars. at lengtl1 came upon a 111.nty of the Boys who had Hr went up stream >''ilh an stroke, now and then been sent to look for him. glancing 0Yc1 hici shouldl)r to sec what progtess ho was '"I'll warrant you hi'LYC had an ad,enture this motning, early as it js," said ill, who was on or the party. niaJung. • . 1 .1 l b t l" '"Yes. and it ha given me an appetite for breakfast," with The ship had gone UJ) ,..,, c r vcr, anu. tie o s rue 1ors were l1ow b<'ing . a laugh. 'That will make a free passage foi• the enemy's ships," saicl "You'll find one waiting for yo11 then. Patsy got to to himself. work a:; soon ;:is Bob found us, a11d we were all glad of it:• . !-luddC'nly from around :1. po!Hf or robld spot in the v.o.ods gig-. manned by five or six saJlorft. . well back of Fort which 2\Iark h&d picked "l'h"" may•not notice me,',' was Dick's thought out. ln a moment. however, another craft appeated_ Patsy -had settled himself ln ltis oid office nnon his arll was the little sailboat which he and Bob had ra.lsed. rival and, with the htllp Of a number. of the had prennd it was being m::i.nned i:\y lhc owner Darcey, the pared a gobd breakfast which was ready when Die. It i;ame in. 'i'ory spy. . ' Dick related his adventure with the Tory, and the boys As he came on he caught slght of Dick and shouted to had a hearty laugh over It. the crew of the gig: "That feilo\v will learn at last that be cannot get the "There's Dick Slater, tlie rebel, -thG capt.lJ,in of the Liberty better of us." Raid Bob. Seize the rascal; don't Jet him escape!" . . "He is pers'stent enough for th1'ee or fo\Jri theugli," de. Dick ltnew that he must h:tal
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\ THE LIBERTY BOYS OF' '76. lQ "' fort, and sonH' of the ships -.v.er e gettln_g up preparatory to going up the river. It was not that the enemy would the forts, now that they h a d ta.ken them. 'I:'p eir m aintenance would cos t a good d eal of mone y and a 1.S.rge force of men and they w e r e too r emo.te Crom the city to b e of much practic-a l use. 111 case Burl'(oyne, the n as Raratoga irnd P.xpecling aid from Clinton, w e rC' s111: rf's R ft1l , " c h ain o f forts would be establishe d fro m N e w York t o thP. uppe r Hudson. In case hf' w e r e n o t , whirh was soon t.o prove l.o be the case, the n t h e fo rts would be constantly menace d unless a treJn endous f o rce o f m e n w e r e k ept tl.1 e r e a t all limes. Dick trie d to g-athe r from. the of th0 m e n a t w ork w h a t wa!< l o b e d o n e, but all he could l earn. was that some sort o f an f'X p editio n was goi n g up the r i v e r. Sir H enry Clinto n was n o t g oing f arthe r , but would g i v e the command o f the f'Xp edition to Sir James "Wallace and General V a u ghan, with a flying squadro n of lig-ht friga tes and a c onsiderable detachment of troops. There w e r e n rnny people o f th,. neighborhoPd . present, and Dick a t t r act<'d n o more attention tha n anyonelse. Approachinga group of sail o r s who h a d jus t <>(>rn e . ashore. h e was trying to learn whe n lll l at nnrc two p er-sons c a m e forward whom h 'l h a d n o wish to sef\ . ,. One was the m idshipma n whom h e h a d seen e:irlie-r tha t morning. The O \.h e r was th!' TPr y. The mids h ipma n l ooke d car e l essly a t h i m , but did n o t seem to recognize h im. The Tory did. howe v e r. ''The r e ' s S,Ja tf'r n ow!" ' h e crie d . "Catch the r e b e l ! D o n ' t let him g e t away!" The n l H' sprang upon Dick piRt.ol i n hand. Dick knocked him down. The pistol was dis.charged as 1he man fell, causing a great scattering among the crowd. The middy yelled to the bluejaclrnts to seize Dick and l e d the S.o m e in Dick's way and were promptly knocke d doVi rn. "" The n a file o f r edcoats from the fort dispute d his pass age, and the blue jaclrnts surrounded him. "You are my prisoner, " said the middy. "For the pre s ent, " said Dic k. "At any rate, y o u won't suffe r the indignity Q f being captured by tha1 pig whom you knocked down." " I a m pleased t o see that y o u h a v e no b ette r opinio n of him t h a n I h a ve," with a smile. "He i s in n eithe r t h e army nor t h e navy and y e t pre t ends t o b e J oyal." with a s neer . " H e could be with o u t joining eith e r branch of ,th e service but tha t is not m y objecti o n .to him. H e i s a t reacherous scoundre l. witho u t a s p a r k o f gratitude. • . . "Lock the young _re b e l up,"' growle d the T-0ry . approaching . "Put hirt1 in t h e hold of one o f your. ships and let him rot." '.' 1 an1 n o t taking order s fro m you, sir," the Jnidd)'.' an s w e r ed. h a d fall e n upon his face, which was bruised and discolore d This did not i mprov e his looks. and the savage look h e gaye the m iddy m a d e him still m o r e unprepossessing . . ' ' I will rcp o 1t you, f ellow, and sec t o i t t h a t. you are c ashie red," h e s n:i,r Je d . "Don't y o u dare s p eak t o a king' s o ffice r in that fashion! " flashed the o ffice r . "Men, if this person does not leave, t a k e him"in c h arge." D a rcey wcot away snarling. and it wits a . lot of sat i s f a c t i o n to I)ick t hat the middy h acl got the best of him. " I shall h a v " to t a k r y o u i n charge."' the b o y said to Dick. "but you will be trea t e d as b efits your rank." D ick smiled and said: " \ V e ought to "" !rie nld. "rusty iron too much attention paid to m atters abo v e d ecks and too little to those b elow." H e tried one or two more b a r s and found them in the same con-dition as the firs t "The men put in here are g enf'rally too intoxicated to notice thing s like thesP," h e thought. "and then, they han1 n o thought o f esca p e. but simply of g etting through with their punishment a s soon as H e had not b een disarme d or PVe1l searched whe n put in priso n . and hi' had a sharp jackknifr in his pocke t. • The middy may have had a f e llov."'-feeling Cor him and s o had i >urpo F e l y neglec t e d to search him. Then the liPutenant, to whom h e h a d bf'en turned over, m a y have been careless, ormay have supposed the middy had done all thesP. things. At all events , Dick had his lrnif<' in his pocket, and he now m a d e use of. it. The wood into which the bars were set waii wormeaten. as Dick h a d said. " 'Th e British tars may b e hearts of oak_ " h e l aughed, "but their ships a r e not."' 'Th e knife cut into the bea m as if it had been chalk, and the .bars was soon free a t the lowe r end, an" d with a sudd e n wrench Dick pulled it clear at the "upper end as well. He attac k e d the b a r next t o it in the same manner, and in a few minutes h a d wrenched it out. "'l'he Britis h admiralty will h a v e to see to these things," h e laughe d . ' "'l'oo much money spent in parade and not enough o n the ships " H e t h e n a !tacked the bar n ext to the last one he l1ad J o oRened , and in ten minute s it had gone the way of the rest. H.e had an opening wide enough t o slip through by this time , and h e determined to wa!;tc no more efforts on the othe r b a rs. Slipping off his coat, he looked out a t the port and saw a s mall boat r o w e d b Y a young girl. Jt was Gina. H e waYe d l1is h and t o her and calle d softly • " Hallo. G i na, come here!" 'The girl heard him and rowed alongside. "Ar e YOl.Y still so prejudiced against the patriots that you w ould not h elp one if you could ?'1 Dick a sked. indee d . What can I do?" "Come closer and let m e drop nto the boat." "Can you g e t out?" . . • •. .. . ' 'Yes thanks to the poor material put 'int o these ships.'" Puttlng the sleeve.s of his coat one on each side of the bar, which seemed to b e the stoutest. h e knotted them tightly J?Utling the skirts. outside. and took hol• d of t"e Then h e let himsel! out o f the port u c o a t The boa t was n o w just b elow him. . Lowering himself bj j,he coat, tht' s lee\es o f wluc h held firmlv. he was able to reach thwa rts. held the boa t steady with the oars deep in the water,. and Dick sat down without h aving c Y e n rocked the little craft. " G ood!" he said. "Give me the o ars and I will row you a shore. " "How did you h a P,P e n to be there?" the girl asked. "Your father r ecognized me and made my presence known.'' "He is an tingra t eful fellow," Gina muttered, impatientiy. Dick n o t consider ii; necessar:I' t ;) star!) in what othe r ways Darce y h a d trie d to injure him. '.rh e girl had done him a service, and he did not wish to requite this service by telling her tm:Pleasant truths about her father. Taking the oars, he rowed alongside the vessel till he reached the bow and then down the river "Go wbere you-like," Gina said. "You must make your escape. I can get home easily enough. " Ther.j was a ship' s boat coming out from Dick avoided "it and went down stream. His the middy, was in charge of the boat but he either did not recognize Dick, or did not wai;it to. At all event!<, Dick k ept away from• the bo.at, and the men In the latter paid no attention to him. He rowe d up the Kill 11, !'hort distance and said: "I a m obliged to you • . i\Iiss Gina. I will go ashore now.'' •

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THE LIBERTY OF '76. 11 "i think I will call myself Lottie, " the girl said. "I don't j have '.been opp-osing us0 irt every m ean, sneaky way you seem to fancy Rei:-iria as much as I did." could. " "In our lountl"'.r aii patriot girls are queens in their own The race wa:s b lack w ith paS1;1ion, and h e rushed right, " laughed Dick. at the d aring outspoken boy with a pistol in .his hand. "I would like to know some of them," she said. "I! they And then a young girl suddenly came flying out of ar!il as brave as the boys, the y are well worth knowing." woods and knocke d the p istol out of hi$ h and. "Perhaps you may some day," said Dick, and then he ran "Aren't you ashamed?" she crie d. "Draw a pistol on an the boat close to the .bank, stepped out and gave .it a gentle unarmed, helpless boy! You are the meanest coward r ever shove. heard of." "Gooef-by," he said. "You have rendered me a great serv-It was Gina herself who had suddenly appeared. ice, and I am deeply grateful." She must hav. e heard all tha t Mark safd, and she now ''.Goo .d-by," the girl said, and then, picking up the oars, knew. how eontemptibly h,r f athe r h a d acted. ' she rowed out upon the river. Darcey glared at h f s arid then saici ffe'rcely: oys wei;e ta){en i}"!to a little in the woods, and though. It was I. " o.s it. WI!-$ n '9w gr0wihg dar\.;: a fire -was lighted. "I don' t think a 'ny the wors e for yciu l)eciuse of it," They were bound to a couple smal l tree s , and Darcey Gina s a id. "You w e r e mad c l ean throug h . I don't blarne said: . you a " b i t. " ."Yoti fello"ws nave been giving m e a lot of troubl e , and " " W e ll : I a m npl t.o speak out m y m l n d at' t i mes,'' s a id I'm going to p a y you up for it." ,. Mark, 'wit h a dry 'laugh_ "What frouble have you been giving us? " r e t orte d M ark. "But M ark a cts as w e ll a s tal k s , " ad;de d Dic k . "There "Your d aughte r is rescued and you1 • boat r,a i s e d , and y o u ls n o o n e, n ext' t o B o b , whom I wo"uld trus t a s I would fire on the very boy who did it. him." ' "You steal the Liberty Boys' countersign, g e t into the ''Y o u are all trus tworthy,' ' t h e girl a n s w e r kcl. " I shall tort" -antl try to shoot Dick Slater :l'rom behind. not cal! you 'rebels' again. You a r e bette r than that. I • You streak about in the dark. you try t o browbeat the ha1 e had my e y e s ope n e d, and I know a g ood d eal more king's" .officet s, you lay plots against us, and now you say tha n I d id.'' we give you trouble. [ "Anyone who is wfllii'ig t o say t h a t is' boun d to learn .. "How m-uch trouble ha\le you give1 1 u s with your un r eturned. Dick . . -'.'Come, c a n f! O o n pow, I think." ' derQa.nd ways? 'You led the troops against i.:s, and you "You are _ your. . c:;amp .?" _ , . , ; -,--CHAPTER XI..

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( 12 "Yes." "May I go with you?" BOYS OF '76. The boys gaYe a ringing cheer and fired another pistol \'olley at the retreating foe. "Certainly if you wish it." "I shall not return to my ho1ne. I cou!U after what I have learliled to-night." The redcoats, evidently fearing that the Liberty Boys were never live there simply the advance guard or a much la,rger party, drew back "Where will you go?" quietly. "I have friends up . the river. Tney are Tories, but at least they are honest and would not be guilty of such acts of treachery as I have heard of to-night." "We will conduct you to them. You cannot go alone while the region is in such a disturbed state. " to t}le ships. The vessels lay to !or a time and then pyoceeded slowly up tho river. , •It was gotting on toward evening now, and before Jong the boys saw that the ships had anchored. When it grew dark the:y ma.de a O!\IDP near the water where tftey could watch the ships. "But this will take you out of your perhaps?" "No, it Is more than likely lhct we shall be obliged Early tho l)eJCt the latter woig1lea Tueir anchors to and went up the river. go up the river." "To attack this proposed exped:tion, no doubt." '"l'o do all we can to harass it, .. decidedly. "I think yo-:.i are right. and I nope that you will ceed." They kept on past the fort and then, hearing not:O.i1 g suspicious, made their way toward the ca111P. They met J3ob and a numbE'r or the Liberty Boys who had come out to se e what had become of them. Dick, Bob and one or two riding out to see if there was any news of the governor, saw two men on the road were coming from the direction of Fort Montgomery. One of them was Darcey. "Seize those fellows!" cried Dick. "They are spies." Tne boys darted ahead to carry out Dick's orc\ers. One of the men was seen to suddenly put something in Tne horsei.; had returned, and Bob therefore something had happened. knew that his mouth. He was to s e e Dick an<} Mark again, but was rather surprised at see:ng Gin::i. "The younr; lady did us a great service to-night, Bob," Diclc explain('d. seeing Bob's look of perplexity. "She i!! going to our camp and to-morrow will go up the river to see some friends." Bob said nothing and i!1 n. short time they reached the camp whe r e they were heartily welcomed. CHAPTETI XII. ii A 'NANTON ACT. They were both seized, and Dick said to Darcey: ..So 1-'ou arc up to your old tricks again, are you?" "I am looking tor my daughter," said Darcey. ..What have you done with her?" "Nothing," "She went off with you," with a snarl. "Very true; but she is not with us now." .. You kidnapped her and I mean to have the law on you." 1 "Nonsertse! The girl went of her own accord. we simply acted as an escort for a few 1niles." "Where is 1she now'?" "Back here a few miles. You need not expect her to go home with you, for she won't." "We'll sell if :>he won't!" snarled the man. The next day the ships went up the river. '.rhe boys rQqe on with their two prisoners till they reached The Liberty Boys followed along shore. a house at the roadside. General Vaughan was noted for marauding tondencies, Here Dick forced open tho stranger's ja,ws and •small and it was likely that he would commit excesses on his way conical silver bullet dropped upon the floor. up the river. It had a screw top and contained a message from Sir Hen-Dick wis hed to prevent as much as possible of this, and ry Clinton to General Burgoyne, then at Sar:.1loga. he therefore kept a watch upon the vessels. Dick tool< charge ol' it and orrtdous vollPy echoed Dick's command. The fellow wa.S detained, and Dick and the Liberty Bpys Some of the oarsmen were hit and droppe d their oars. \!;tent forward to keep a watch 9pon the ('nemy. A number of redcoats received serious wounds and fell The destruction of Kingston was most wanton and with.ack to the rear. out excuse, arousing the indignation of the patriots and : . n officer had his horse shot under him and was thrown. even setting the Tories against the redcoats. -:<".'le ooys <;ii.me o n with such a rush tha c it seemed to "Thei;;e needless acts wi!I rPcoil upon thP enemy In time," the redcoats as if there must uc a thousand of them at the said Bob, "and the sooner the better, say I," and all the boys least. agreed with him. 1 .-. oold dash against superior numbers had often succeeded . , in routing hi!J foes, Dick knew. It was the very audacity of the move that made it suc ceed . .. Down with them, Liberty Boys! Into the river with them!" -shouted Dick, waving his sword. "Liberty forever! Back to the river with th.em!" roared the daring boys 'with the utmost fearlessness they dashed down the hill, .,tiring a pistol volley. Back upon the boats fled the redcoats, and the boats in the river were stopped. Into the river. into the boats tumbled the enemy some of them without tiring a shot. The fearless boys swept everything before them, and the boats quickly shoved out, those in the river putting back. CHAPTER XIII. A LIVELY SKIRMISH: The Liberty Boys rode on till evening and then made thei r camp in the woods not far from the river. Rounding a point whei-e he could see up the river fi>r some distance, he discovered a. number of lights on the water. "The ships have anchored," he sairl to himself. "Perhaps the redcoats thinlc they 'have done mischief enough for one day." Riding on, ne came to a cosy house at the roadside where the family were at supper_

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THE LIBERTY BOYS I " T 13 '76 . Leaving Major under a treP, Dick approached the house, The Boys laughed heartily at the terror of the ascended the steps and knocl two boys having fin-''Why was he made rr Gina !shed Lheir supper, going out to do the chores. "He was in \:iad company. Sti11 it coul1l n\1t be proven The people of the house w<'re all honest folk who had that he had done anything." ber-n Tories until lately but now they wero all in sympathy only hope he will not see me," Lhe girl said. ' ' I do with tl'le patriots. not want to see him. He Is my father, I know, but r can They were all conversing animatedly when one of the boys have no respect for such a person who will act as he has burst into the room and said loudly and excitedly: actlld." "Ther redcoats is comin', dad. G e t thei: cap'n out o' the "Think no more about it, my girl, " said Dick. "We are way quick." sorry you, and hope that you will sonn find friends "Sh! not so loud, Jim," said the boy's father. among whom you need nave no fear and wllr be happy and Diclt arose quicl
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14 ERTY BOYS OF '76. ''Do you suppose they are going to the of Burgoyne?" asked Harry Judson. "Very likely, but theyc'w111 find opposition -on both sides of the river. " Everyhing was yet quiet on ships, and it was evident that they had no present intention of landing any men. In half an hour a crowd of rustics came marching to the "spot. There were forty of them, and they were variously armed. Some had rifles, some shotguns, and some scythes, Pitchforks and clubs. "They' s more ercomin' in er littl. e while," said one. "Tile more the merrier" laughed Ben. "You t eJlers have got rnore'n this , , hain't yer ?" asked anothe r "Ye s. indee d, the r e are one hundred of us." "I want t e r kno w! Then I guess we'll do somethin' with the m redcoats." "It. depends on how many men they land. Still, a show of r esistanc e may do some good. " Ten minutes late r another party of the country p eople came up and in a f e w tninutes more still anothe r crowd. There were nearly a hundred, an told, and more were coming, it was 'said. Then Dic k s ent the two Harrys back to bring up the rest of the Liberty Boys. By the time they had arrived there were more of the na-tives. \ ' The latter then hoistl)d their anchors and proceeded. up the river. The boys on the hill sent up a shout of disappointment, the cattle lowed, the fifes whistled 'and the drums beat, while the men on shore fairly roared "That's a nice way to treat us, go away before we can llcl{ 'em," cried one, and the rest echoed his sentiments. "Never mind," said Dick, "we have drive n them away, and now you must watch them and pre.vent their landing anywhere else. " "Yus, but they've went up the river an' we wanted 'em ter go down.'' "Then follow them up the river and send them down," said Dick drily. The Liberty Boys then rode , at good spee d along the lower road, many o f the country people following. The militia joined the m farthe r c>11, more people came swarming from the hills and valleys, and the prospect of the enemy l anding troops seemed small indeed. There w e r e troops on both sides of the river now, as well as the force which the Liberty Boys had raised. and the further success of the expedition seemed greatly in doubt. CHAPTER XV. A SURPRISE FOR THE ENEMY. The y were anxious to go and attack the redcoats, but Dick s a i d : The British ships went a few miles up the river and landed "Wait till they show signs of land;ng, and .then it will in midstream b e time to show ourselves. " The Liberty Boys m ade a camp nea r by in sight of the " I guess ye're right, cap' n , " said one. who see m e d to river, while the militia quartered not far away. b e a leade r . "Vle don't w anter drive 'em t e r some other The country people gradually disperse d to their homes, place where we h ain't left anybody to purtect it." but not until late in the afternoon had the y all gone. • very true," s aid Dick. The enemy made no show of landing before dark, when At length there were indications that the enemy intended the boys lighted fire s along the bank. to s end a part y . asho r e . The militia also lighte d their campfires, and it was very Boats w e r e lowe r e d the flat-bottomed boats were got evident that the patriots w ere keeping a watch on the river. ready, and m e n b e g a n to fill a number of them. "The redcoats will not land h e r e , of course," s aid Dick, " Forlward ! " s aid Diel<. "but we do not need to remain here just because we h ave The n the L iberty Boys went dashing down the hill, while lighte d our fires." the motley army of patriots follow,ed on foot. "No," answere d Bob. More l cept coming, and by the time the Liberty Boys "If the y go up the rivl)r we may be there also.' ' dre w up close to the bank the hll! was blacl{ with the m e n "That's a g ood ide a . " o f the countryside coming. , "Then, if the y attempt to s t eal a march on us, they wlll ''The people are being aroused," said Dick. ' 'They are find us on hand to meet them. " indignant a t the marauding expeditions sent out by the en"Good! " 1 emy and the wanton destruction of property which has b een " W e will l eave our fires and go up the r iver, for I am going on. " c ertain that the y will make just suc h a move themselve s." "Yes, and they mean to punish it," said Bob. "They ' 'Capital! They won' t find us napping" may be undisciplined, but they are thoroughly in earnest." "It has bee n said b efore now that Dici{ Slater sleeps with "So they are," added Marl( "Look at them pouring down one tiye open," laughed Mark, who was present. the hill." Leaving the fires burning brightly, with a few boys to The Libery Boys were soon joined by the country folk watch the m and keep them r eplenished, Dick quietly marched and mor e kept coming. the greater part Of the Liberty Boys up the river a few The appearance of the Liberty Boys in their trim' uniforms mile s . and of their allies had evidently made an impression upon Then a watch was kept upon the enemy b y b-oys along the enemy. the bank who would pass the word along as soon as any They were evidently in some doubt about going ashore movement on the river was notice d . in the face of slich a force. The boys wei: e beyond the militia, who kept their fires Besides the men who came down the bill there Wa.3 also going an'd m a d e a good d eal of noise. a crowd of b oys, girls and women at the top of It. The boys w ere d ismounted, but Dick rode Major and made These, expecting that there would be a fight, had come his way up and down the rive r, keeping in the shadows to to see it. avoid being s een. At that distance they looked like another force ready At length, b eing down near the militia, Diel' saw two ot to joi n the firs t. the ships and a number of the b o a t s start up the river. Then, unknown to Dick, a party of about two hundre d Then he r o d e back, keeping a watch upon the m . militia with a fife and drum corps leading, appeared at an-It was not ver y light and the ships going up did not other point of the roa d -on the hill. • display any signal lights, but Dick' s ear was excellent and 'l'hese had s een the ships and were marching to the spot he could. hea r where h . e could not see. ' where Dick had already stationed himself in order to pre-As fast as h e cai:ie to the boy s patrolling the river he ;::-::! the landing of troops. s ent the m on to n otify Bob and have the boys in readiness --•al, o. there's . .......,, t,....;_ .... a!" crl1Jd Eo"-to march if . . 1 k r , . . , At l ast, whe n nea1 a -;11la ;; e ct some size lymg asleep oo s as .,1 " e were go mg to nave a pretty goo al back a:mong the hills, he noticed that the ships w ere lying after a ll , declared Mari;; . . . I to, and that they w e r e making preparations to land a "or . Th e drums and fifes of the m1lltm, shouts of the 'boys The Liberty Boys w ere h alf a mile farthe r up the on the hlll_. and the presence of the Liberty Boys and their I Leaving the boy he found h ere to giv D " k 1 farmer allies at the foot or it, all an impression Med on. e warning, ic iuron the enemy. . . R eaching the L iberty Boy s , h e found the m a ll d t The n a t pmnt appea,r_ed a numbe r of men march. rea Y 0 on horse s , drlvmg a. droi:e of cattle to. :Forward, b o ys," h e said . "The enemy think lhe y are 1 At th: /(:P of the hill these looked like a force of cav-going to take us una w ares. n.nd w e want to surpri s e them" a r y , a n . e suppose d army was greatly swelled in s ize. The boys w ould have given a h earty cheer at B e n Spu1 l ock saw the men anu \aughed heartily. um .. the luckiest _thing that ever happened," he said. Ju'st now sil e nce was mos t n e c essary however enemy will take them for a troop of horses," . On with as iittle noi_se marching Tl . t 'ct • . . m open lme and not always keepmg step sometimes in a 1_e enemy, ms ea . of sending the boats ashore, as they group of a doze n and again in twos ;ind had now withdrew thelfl. and_.put th!il _troops back The boy left on guard a t the shore signalle d upon e s 1P8 tjhat the enemy were •'

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TIIE LIBERTY BOYS '76. 15 The word was passed nn till It reached Dick. " I would not trust him. H e may be plottini; mischief He was near enough now not to need to be cautious. against you." Th<' boys went on at a qui<'k step now therefore. •ne w:i.s in snc)l a ]J•ig hurry to get away" laughed Bob, 'l'here was no furth<:>r of concealment. "that l don't belie\e hf' has had time to think of it yet." Suddenly thC' moon came out from behind a bank of ''I am' not so afraid of hii; doing us a misc-hief as I am clouds. that he may try to work hiR spite on you," aid Dick. Th(• n fireR blazed up on the bank. "Do you think he would?" Gina. asked. To the 11.stonished gaze of the redcoats coming on in "Yes, and that is why I w:trned you." their bnats and exp<:>ctinl!' to Sllrpris!' the sleeping villag8, th"' "Hut what shall I do7 I am happy hre and do not want Ho.1s suddenly wide awake. to leave." Now a ringing c:hcer went up, anrl th•e b0ys shouted: -"fl will not be necessary i1 you keep out of his way, as "LihPrty (ore,er! Down with the redcoats!" bl! tlocs not l\now th.at you aro 11ere," "Fire;" f:ried Dick. ..Verv true" ('rash-roar! "Jfo will n'ot remain where we arc, as .he will be afraid A thunderous report rang ot.rt, <>choing up and cl.own Lhe \Yc will arre"t him." added Bob. riycr a11cl from th<' hills on both sides. "But he may t.r-, .. to do you an as he hates you H did so111!' Jillie fl a mag!' among t h e boil ts. hut it aroui; .. rJ l:l'eause you ar<' patriots." the in the iieeping village which was what JJiC'I< "Very true." said Dick, as l say. r o.m not so most desired. ' "''""11 afraid of that as 1 an1 th:>t he may do you some 'l'h!' boats came on, (\nd the braye boy:; sent a rattling I ll;•rm." pistol ,-olley among them. 1 Then T will b e eareful." wa:s Gin;i,s reply. 'fhrp werP plenty of good pa trio Ls in the region who would The approach of th,.e erwmy was di8co1ered. r-<' '<' them a.11 they wanted. !'>!lots rang out from behind rocks and trcel'. fires hl::t.z"rl I 'au .. y h>td a light wagon wi1h a single horse. all along the 11hore, and men came running from a ll direc-He sat on seat while Carl sat on the floor of the tions. c:i rt. / The Liberty Bo0s sent in another ringing volley. and 1;1Jing down a hill. C o u was "ent oop, den l "Was , All along shore rifles, shotguns and pistols were oder end:", • . , . . cracking and rattling and not all the shots fell into the Hut ! " do ?e _pushrn me off. a n theres too much weight water. .: entoirely on_ thi s md.{' . . . Not knowing how lar"e a force might be opposed to Carl m .t h e back. but. soon shd down agam. them, th<' British were u";ni-.illing 'to take the risk of landHe tried this once or twice and at last the;, struck the ing. level. . . They therefore withdrew their boats and put the troops '.'Do know what the <'ounterso1gn '" now, Cooky-on board the ships. m yez gets lesht '!" Patsy asked, as they were The ships themselves dropped down the riyer and joined alongside a woo<;-,. the others. ..Nein._ it was... . . . . . , . . In the early morning the whole fleet set sail down the .. D:-1b.hn smi. tho Irn;h with all ser10usne1-. the ships departing. 'Dot "as all r1gl'ld_, doi road they camP upon Darcey on horseback. All t1ghd. 1 was reme!'lbed do1," answ0rcd. < $axl, gravely. He at oJTCe put spurs to his steed and dashed away at ;:'h<'>: !J'E'a. r .the . full "P<'ed. \Va1t h, e re., t11J 01 yez. he said. 01 see. 3; house "So-so, •that scoundrel is at large again. is he?" sputlln ?,1 I I go a n inquire a \ they do be hav1n annytercd Bob. th!;tg !or us. "::lo it seems." returne d Dick. shortly. , Dot was all righd," and Carl sat in the tall of the "H h<> is not up to mischief now. you may be certain wagon. that h"' will be before long" declurcd Bufl, and he '\as Tho horse wa:; headed for the ri\er, which was not far quite right. away. PrC'sentJy P:usy shouted: The LibC'rtr Boy8 was A WAR!'\IKG. encamped near the house where Gina Dick and Bob rode oYer to it when the bo)s were settled They found Gina there looking 1 ery well. "l'omP on Dootehy, all roight" • The animal obeyed and was in t;hc riVl' I' with the water up t o the hubs before Carl noticeq . .. "\Vhoa alretty!" h e shouted. ''"\\"h ere you was went?" The horse slopped and Carl yelled: "Hello, Batsy. come here or,ce Der horse was got der water in "'\Yell, thin, get him out. Go to his heatl an' lead him. Don't yez knew he's #shtonc bloind ?" "How I wa.s leaded him?" "By the head, av eoorse. Did t .hink musht lead She was glad to see the boys. as were her friends. "The ships have gone down the riwJr' again, than!• good-him be the tail?". ness." said the farmer. • ''Yes, and it is to be hoped they will stay there," de-clared Bob. "You have not seen your father?" asked Dick. I would ratl\et not." saw him on the 1oad," said Dick. "You had best be careful how you go about, for h e may want to take you home." "You saw him, you say?"' in an an...xious tone. . "Yes, and I thougbt I had better .warn you. If he does not sec you, he may go away_" "Did he say anything to you?'.' 'No, and he got away as fast as he could." '•"'as he with anyone?". "No, he wa.s alone and on horseback." I • "Den I was got me!n fects wet." "Tal
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I \ H THE LrnERT Y BOYS OF '7 6 " I uldt dot horse to go :tllfladt once und " J "I shotlld " y nnt." Jaui;lwd nob. "Tl,at soun dfl more like 'J'hc hurl'•J wl'nt ahead. Pal"Y s c0unterslgn." ''\'l'hqa; ' l'atsy '',\n' :, "1r, [ don'd was toldt somebotly do Balsy ht' 1-'atHy lauglwd ancl said. dot wns rlf'r <'O rn•Prslg n clot l should said it off I gamed home "Kaw Y<'Z clu bf' in yez moi.<;ht n!:! well go the resin ,r1.v afder da1k alrdty: " the war an' li\<1 him nut.'' "Ye•, hut how did thlM fellow J?;el hold of it?" "Back o .. l.J alrf'tty." criNl Carl. "He may hnxe heard l<"!I Carl,'' a nswered Dick, •and 'Thi hor"e li;H kcrl so 1/lUdtlenly thnt Carl went under the took it for th<> real countf'i-sign." tall of the wag,,n. ".lllight know that )':1t>Ye lf't him come on and thPn he asked. . .S('i-ad him," OIJ!iCl'\ ed 'Tom, "but 1 can't think of things yery an' Oi lhou.ghl :rez wud smse enough not to quklc" droivl' hi111 intn tlH' walher." "I clon'd was lif'l'n t'n clot svat. uud I was tolut him to gone ahC'utlt mid he was w1>nt_" Pat><:. l ng-hPd ha1-.ler than lH'fOrl'. "Su1c it',.; the lazy arf'," be saiii\itl !''1.t!!y. Ho\\cp•r. thr y ;::-ot the thing:< In ng•lin lwnveen t!F'm ancl <'al'! \\HlkNl, :y. 'T hen J,.,. suddenly drew a pistol. but the fire flared up at that moment and 'Tom !Oaw the move He at once sprang behind a tree rincl fired as a bullet whis-tled\paHt him. ) "!\Tow I know you!' he cried. "You are Darcey, the Tory spy!', He shot away the Tor}":.i hat, tho man firing again as he ran. ' of the Liberty Boys camo running to the spot, all wanting to know what had hap1wnerl "It :ts that Tory, Darcey" sa;d Tom. • was not s ure of him first. He spoke in a little difercnt voice, I guess. 'What did he want'?" asked Dick. "He said he wanted to S"e you, and I told him to giv e the c o unterise thing>< us the l ime g-oeH on, o l d man.'" ";\o\V thal '\VP lrnO\V ao11nri," C"nnt i nur:od Dick, ,ve must hcPp an eye upon him'.ulll see that he does not do :u1 y mi"'hicf." "That's Jnst wh::tt ho have done if he had got iflto the (':llllJl," d<•claled Bob. "HP woul!l hi" \'e g:;f;'f'n or heard of the mau again \hat night, howf'vor. WU,{ still -about the comp nnd no SUSlJiciOUS wen 11 .. anl. • 'l'h•' 1wxt 11111rning Dich, r:oh, S';tm. Tom lfunt an to the Fes"enclen hou;;c. Tom httd uik<'n quite a notion' to Ginn. whom llf' calle d Lotti!', howevPr, an cl shl' s .ee mC'tl to have quite a liking tor him. ,\s thev rod<' out of the woods lhey ht1anl a sta.1lleu cry a111l lh<'n a ' In anollwr moment one of the bo, -s came ru11 ning toward;; them. "That s<'n1111 the hill. 1 was afrai
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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 17 l' \\as ..;o fresh that th.-.y C'Ould nl)t miss It, and the:t hoped soon to <'nine in sight t>f the fugitiv<'. , ln going back unde1 the fall Harn Thurbrr and but for hiH chum, who him :ind drew him close to the 1\llll n[ riclc, woultl hn.ve tumhled into thf'I pool. Th(\ l rail "ent up and then imddrnly down Into !I sort of ra Y'1 c wlwrc there wen• bowlders thrown about and a stnarn at the bottom. As it was, he lost his hat and .:;ot one pretty wet. "Than!• you, old man!" he said, heartily and that wal! Hroknt. Hou leading, till they in the little hole clOSfil by thl'.' untr::tncc of the CtWll which opt.•ned dy ""emtd to go almost l.k<' a Hnakc through this tangle hurried !or'l\ard. aJthou!';h he was a hig, heavy man. The hno was only a trifle higher than his head, and not Di<:k was i•!" ciipd Ben, catching sight of the man soon Hurrying on. he saw that that it was caused by a budning after Dick had sr>en him. pine knot. ;1tuck in a cleft in the wa,11. "Yes, and he's going to a worse place than all, if ho can There was a sudden snarl, arnJ then the light was exi;et there. " tinguished. The bO)S r:in on. but while it wa>< hard worlc for the spy to Hurried footsteps followed. climh the rockH, thry Heemell to go up like monkeys. '.rherc must be Mme othtr entrance to the ca,e. l'rest>ntly narct•y rei1clwd t)<<' top. It wa.s Jiltlo more than a bear c•r a. wolf's den, but thJse ])ic';. wllH but a Jiltle way behind. often had morc than On<' onlrancl'.'. 'J'hc oth<•rs wrn• "'"'n with hin1 . Hun-ying on in the he stumhlerl against stmelJar<:cy ran along the bank of a tt1mbling-stream toward a thing. di or wnter, \vhlch came from a higher level. He hParrl a groan anil shonted: Th(' \\ t"r fell from a rocky shelf ab"v". "Hello, Bob! Boys, bring a light. '.rherc is something Bctw,,f.n it :incl the bluff, ns it da,,hed over. there was a he're:" ac• . wi•le noui:;h for a md toward it. Then they snw what wai; on tho floor of thn cave. }IP passed u11dro1 thP. fall as Dick >r and got. hrir ho man did not heed the warning. on her feet. Io darted under the sheet of water, followed closely by "There's another way out of here," s:Jld Tom. 1 "Tba k. ' fellow has taken it. We don't wanl to catch him; do we, 'Be careful, boys!'' the latter called. now that we have found Gina?" '-ey all passed under the fall without getting a drop of Bob la.ughrrcd him. "I'm very glad you came," said the girl. "I belhwe, I was deferm nPd to catch the Tqry, so he kept on after should have stifled in this place." fellow, resolutely. Tom tonk her arm and assistPd her, Bob leading the' uccy showed great disappointment that he had not way and the others coming behi Tom. tvn the boys off and began climbing up the rugged path 'fhrv found the other entrance, but It had just been beyond the fall. closed by a stone being rolled against It. . tk SI ter never f"red upon anyone unless it were abso-In t.heir cramped position it was not an easy matter He wantPd to caplure th< did not fa'l uuon h'm they m'g t so oft'. . I the path as to r.wl;:e it impaRsable. I 'The scounurel is trying' to shut us In!-,,.,. t'r1eQ. man grew e:t_rele<;:<. and In. tugging at a He saw a shadow at the entrance and firejl. rock td push 1t over the bnnk lost his o\\n balance I ThPt'B a yell, and then the shadow disappeared. ent over with It. Hurrying fO mouth of the cave, Bob round that one >
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. ' JS LIBERTY :-;n ",.. do, " said Bob. '"You were hired by that Tory " ere you'!" '"YuH. 'cause 1 knowed this IH•rn caYe. Jt useter be er .;in tcr run v.ith yer own dart er. is .. \';itil a \\ 'hine . '"Yer can't do nothin' Ler me. It's him wh:it !ZOlter ketch." CHAPT EH XIX. THE 'fORY' S Ei'>D. On the bacl; 'h" boys met nir'I; ::ind his party. "Su .'ou found her. C'h '!" said Dick. '"Y"'' l>ul it 1\as a hot trail." ".\nil got the otlwr scoundre l . ns wcll '?" .. I ilalP of tlw nei;;hbors mn.y. H e is eyidently a thorough ra:-.•' .1 h.' his lOOks." li:.in't flonc nothin" •cppt help er man takP erway e r disohc .i<'nt darter!" growled ffie man. "Hain't er man got er r;g-iit ter currect er darter cf she's contrary?" ";-;o . he has not; or n o t in this manner. at a nf' rate. v.e'\1 have to learn more about you before we let you go. Bring him along. Bob! " '"Did Darcey get away'/" Bob a.sked. "YPs. or so we sUJ)pose. He fell into a rapid streani and was carried over a fall." "He's al! right," muttered B o b , significantly. They returne d to the village. and their prisoner was rec ognize d a shiftless fellow, 'SVh o lived about the neighbor-hood. ,. . He hunted and fished by turns, visite d neighbors' hen roosts or snares when h e t h ought it safe and never did any work. i f he could avoicl it. Darcey lld.d hire d hin1. said, to hide the girl until he C'Oi.tld take her away that night. The Liberty Boys h a d beC'JJ so hot o n their trail however, that the)h acl been obliged to separate. '"You are not worth hanging!" said Dick. ""And you a'l!e not good cnough to remain where t h ere are honest people." The ruffain's leg wa,; attended to, and then Dick said: "'Xow b e off with y • )U, and don't return. If you do you will .get a thrashing anrl be put in jail, where you will have t1> do \vork.'" The man went away, grun1bling, and 1'•'cn of him in the 1 .e1ghborhood. 'nnu remained with hf'r friends 'md v. as q uitc happy .1gain. . I r -.Darcey had escaped. he had e\id enlly considered it I IH wis<"i>t 1n-ov c to leave that p art of the, country, for he was not s<'en there again. T)w l,ihe rt: Boys now W<'nt on t h e march, taking leave .. r c; i n a and her but expressmg a hope that they \\"Olil d s e e them again. C:ina was becuming a stanch p atriot now, and it wa.S lilz see his feathers sticking up above the fence 'I" "Ya I saw nle dot." Patsy raised his muske t and took aim at t h e waving [cath e t s on t hf' oJ;h e r sirlc of th<' whitewas hE'd fPncf'. '!'here was a terrible din. part of it being made the lusty crowing of a big rooster , who suddeul y jumped on top of the fence, flapped his wings and Jet out a shrill crO\Y. Ca1 at once began to laugh, while a woman rame run ning out of the house, exclaiming: "Vl'ha.t's the m atter? What you want to shoot that old rooster for'! He's ton tough to cat." "Dot was ynur Inchuns, Ba.tsy, " l aughe d Ca.rl. "Dot lnchun was ein rooster I dinks d ot was ein good chok<' been by you.'' "Stop yer n"i,;e or Oi"ll choh, yC'!" sputtered Patsy. ,..c''Go l ook b ehinc1 t h e fenc<' :in' y<'zn sec tjte lnjun. 'rhc rooster d e be cro,,-in' becos Oi mad<' s uch a rol'he shot." "Humbug!" laughed Carl. '"Derc don'd was been' rlny Inchuns." While they were wn.iting to cross the river Dick, Bob and a few of the boys wel\t out to see what arrangements they could make. saw a man coming out o! a wayside tavern, leaning heavily on two canes They recogniz e d him at once as Darcey. The man shot an angry glance at Dick. and said: "You did not kill me, you miserable rebel. as you i10ped, did you?" " I h a d uo wish to do so," was Dick's answer. "You lie, you had!" angrily. "You tried to do me all the h a r m you could!" '.Dic k made no answer, but Bob flushed angrily and fingered his pistol. "Xever mind him, Bob," said Dick quietly. "He is only trying to anger us." "You stole my daughter from me," snarled Darcey. "You made a s neaking rel;>el of her: YOU' have trie d to ruin my life, and do all the injm-y you I hate you am! rehels!" '"The hate Qf such as you i s better than their regard," retorted Boll. ''You are i;nistakcn, Darcey." said Dick. ' "Yn u drove your d augliter nv.ay by your own disreputable acts. "She was my daughter, and owed a duty to me. " "Dirl you owe none to pointedly. "Of course. you cltd and you failed in it." "You h a v e tak.en her away; YO\l have ln:Jlie a reh<"l of her: you have hunte d m e ml'rcilessly; you h:ixe mad" a crippk o f me. J hat.e y•lll. and T a m going to get c ':en '." "Y"u ow" all this to ''ourself." S:li d Dick .. "You a r e a contemptible sneak!" added Bob. "You :-now that w e know. Da.1cer." saic Dklc "but if w e hen.r any more of your threats y o u wil be arrested as a dangerous man and turned over to th authorities. You know Governo1 Clinton's temper. so I woul advise you nat to arouse it." Darcey went back to t h e tavern. and the boys rod Cl on. Later they saw him with tl).e man whom he had hire lo hide Gina. Neither of them said a word to the boys, however. Soon afterward the Liberty Boys went across the river. Darcey's daughte r been.me a good patriot and a few year after the close of the war was married to Tom Hunt an w ent to live in Westchester. / Darcey's injuries, received at the time of his escape fro the Lil)erty Boys, did not permanently incapacitate him. He recovered the use of his limbs in time to continu to act against the patriots .and to be as bitter au to their cause as ever. wnen General Wayne subsequently assailed and the post, he was obliged to fly for his lite. , Then b e went south and acted as a spy and also orga ii:ed a company of Tories, but was overwhelmingly defeat by the Liberty' Boys, and Jost his life in the fight at Guilfo Court House, being regretted by no one. Next issue will contain-"THE LIBERTY. 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rHE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 19 INTERESTING .4RTICLES PHOTOGRAPHED FUNERAL. A band aud three mourners in Goshen, Ind., signal zed the funeral procession of John William, a Gypsy. n front of a photographer's the cortege halted, while he body was snapped in its coffin. Then the march as resumed with a crowd supplementing the earful ones. Indiana's laws prevented the sprinkling f champagne and wines into the grave, but perfume 'as substituted to conform, as nearly as possible with he Gypsy custom. Fingers of the body were literally O\'ered with diamond rings, and several hundred dolrs in coius and bills were tossed into the coffin. A GIGANTIC LOTTERY. profits on the venture and the repayment of the great loan that it is proposed to make. ' ODDITIES OF WATCHES. 'rhe whims and caprices of a watch are a deep mystery. The many parts of a time piece aparently enter into a conspiracy to the end that the owner may miss trains, ferries and business appointments. One very common cause of the watch gaining oi; losing is the disposition made of it at night. If you wear a watch next to your body during the day and place it 1 on a cold surface, as a marble mantelpiece, at night or anywhere in a cold room, the watch is sure either to gain or lose. Cold causes contraction of the metals used in the construction of a watch, and the watch consequently gains. There are many ways in which a government can raise An expensive watch which has a compensating bal oney with which to defray the of the ance is, of course, not affected by changes of tempera d the increased cost of labor and eqmpment, but it is ture. Some metals expand in cold and others contract, to
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' 20 J'flE LIBERTY BOYS OF '16. The Travels of Tom T • ] nearest to him. The other one had apparently bN:rr rain hurt in falling, and was keeping afloat with clifficulty. Cool lleailecl Tom Train tried to swim away from the men with the knife, but thr fellow cut the water -OR-ffUNTJNG DOWN-HIS ACCUSER , By RALPH MORTON (A SERIAL STORY.) CHAPTER XL'\: ( Continued . ) H-: dill 11ot come up once, for h'3 had a very vivid 1'\'Col)ection of the loilg knives in the hands of the men in th!! boat, and he had no desire to have one of the ll('en weapons thrust into him should he bob .up close to an cJJragcd Arab. He had the direction of the side of the yacht in his miud when he made his leap, and like a shark, and rapidly overhauled the boy. He took the knife from his mouth, heltl it in his hand, and swam with amazing speed towards the It was well for Tom that he was au acrobat as "ell as I an athlete, or hP would have wound np bis career there and the::i. As it was, he waitod until the man was within four feet of him, and then he threw himself on his back, and with the surface of the water as a base from which to spring, he tnrnPd completely over, his heels curving over his head, and t1wn down he W<'llt underneath, while the onward rush ot the Arab carril•tl him right over ihe descending boy. Tom reached up and caught the man by the right wrist. CHAPTER XX. HOW swam under w11ter for a dozou strokes before he THE LIVELIEST KIND OF A Tii\IE I); THE eame to the top. WATER AND ON TUE DECK OF THE YACHT. This brought him out close to the bow of the yacht, and he found that he was not the only one swimming Once more Tom had the advantage that comes 'fro iu that direction. taking your foe by surprise, for the swimming Arab 'l'wo of the Arabs were there ahead of him. and was a powerful and desperate man, and could have ;,ust in the act of climbing up the rope ladder of the made a stubborn resistance had he been forewarnc yacht, which was now motionless. ( 1 the boy's intention. As it was, there was no chanc 'J'om realized that his warning shout at the instant for resistance, and with one energetic ndst the youn that the Arabs had leaped from the concealing tar-athlete dislocated the rascal's wrist. pt1111in had probably carried all hands forward, and I 'l'hen, with the utmost unconcern, fol' he knrw tha these wicked looking fellows reach the deck the man would need his good hand to swim \yith an witl1 their knives in their teeth, where they held them, would have no means of both swimmiug and using th it might prove disastrous. ' knife,, Tom turmxl and swam once more to the yacht. 'l'hc boy made a swift and silent flash through the The other Arab was still swimmingabout in and Mpidly overliauled the Arabs. rather helpless mannrr, and it was evident that he ha Of course, he made no noise ip. swimmihg, and the all he could do to take care of 'himself, so the boy pai m e n were looking above, intent only on gaining the no attention to him_. deck. Up the ladder and onto the deck scrambled Tom. 'l'om reached the ladder. grasped it with a firm grip, Here the f?ght to krep the murderons cnw fro c.nd 'w. Hr hauled hinrnelE quickly within When Tom had upset thr boat witb his well 1.im r e ach, and theu leaped up and their legs with leap, only Phil and Arthur had been near him, but h his hands. warning shont had brought the rest of the men hurr Had they known of their dange1 they could have ing from all parts of the yacht. rni;.ily 11eld 011 aud thus defeated his purpose, but the The tall pilot let out a yeil that sounded full of ra dtttck was so wholly unexpected that it met with suewhen the Arabs in the boat had been Gent flying in cess. directions, and rushed to the rail from which Tom h 'l'he two men lost their light hold on the ladder and leaped. When he reached there he shouted out au tnmblctl into tl1e water and, of cours{3, 'l'om fell with der to the struggling men in tl1e water. tl wrn. • At that instant Captain Forsyth him. 1I e1eiu lay the only element of possible clanger to had taken in and understood the scene at a glan our hero, for they were all in the water togeth er, and and fully comprehended all that was meant by Tom could see that these coast Arabs were genuine hero's words. C.!ltcr ducks, and as they w ere armed and he was not, He came ll}' to the tall pi1ot with a rush, struck ..-.no the odds were two to one, the boy realized that he even waiting to balance l1imself, caught must b _ e ready for offensive and defensive measures man behind the ear, and kuockeG. him clear over when he came to the surface. rail into the water. He tried to secure present saffty by keeping under ''Look out for them, boys,'' he shouted to all h for a time, but when he saw one of the Arabs coming ''Pick up anything you can get yonr hands on, towards him under water, knife in mo11th, and swimkeep them off. Wherever you see a hand or a head ming rapidly, he decided to trust to luck on the surface. it bard." U1) he shot, and after him came the Arab who was The Arabs, perfectly at home in the water, ' I

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THE LIBERTY BOYS 01', '76. FACTS OF INTEREST ASH REMOVAL BY SUCTION. is Yirtually a large s ized vacuum c leaner has liYered to a c once r u in New York Citv that es iu deaning ash bin s of publio buildings and idences and while the apparatus is experimental it is now b<>ing te sted out, the designers fed ill prove t o b e not only practical and efficient, meet with the approYal of the general public by ing the dis c omforts and dirt now met with in oYal hy the wma l means of dumping the filled ed iron coniainr rs into open cart bodi es. 1uipmcnt is monnte d on a five-ton chas is and is box compartment, res e mblfo . g the conventional doors ann gat e s of whicm can be closed tightly. hassis is mount e d ::i blow e r that is driven by the nd this is s o adapted that ashes arc drawu into artment from the a s h pit, no matter what the rough a telescoping metal tube. The truck is the curb at the nearest point to the ash pit and is extended into it. The ashes must b e shoveled er end of the tube and the suction carries them compartment on th e truck. bo1 is limited to shoveling into the a s h pit, or andling so the ash e s can be drawn out b y the nd there is no dust blown about outside. The ading the truck is much mor e rapid than would c were the work d length ai1d dimension. Steel A body whi c h sinks in water at the surfac:e will con been tried in the past, but it was not found tinue to sink till it rests upon the bottom o f the d e ep est . It was eithe1' too ductile to ke e p its shape known ooean, without reference to its shape or size. Th e ss or too brittle or hard to insure durable ocean bas been sounded to the bottom in all pla" ces whe ro united in the shaPe of chain. soundings have been . attempted, and it is beli e ved that problem to find4l suitable chain was a diffi-the deepest places are known. The sinkers are not drawn ne that needed immediate solution. Steel-up again. A piano wire is used to lower the sinkers, or foundry men have solved the problem in a rather the sinkers draw the wire down so as to know the sting and commendable manner. depth reached by the sinker , whi c h is then detac h e d and t is a cast steel chain, or one that is poured left, while the rod on the wire brings up mud from the nd molds, similar to any steel casting. Chain bottom. An iron ball is often used as a sink e r. The ny size or length for anchors is now being deepest place fonnd in the ocean is in th e South Pac ifi c , ' sfully and commercially of cast steel. It is off the Fiji Islands, where the sounding ball went down pour the links all at once .into a continuous 30,930 feet. \ '

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22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. now swimming towards the yacht, but they did not come in"' a bunch. The pilot had come up to the surface none the worse for the blow he had received from Captain Forsytb 's hard fists, and shouted out something that was evi tlently an order, for the men in the water at once scat tered so as to divide their attack on the yacht,. This made it a difficult task to keep them off, for they would dive and disappear from sight, and then come up in unexpected places, thus keeping the fenders of the yacht scattered all over the. deck, and affording chances for such bold and active men to clamber over the low side. The captain and mate, with the ready members of the crew were here, there and everywhere in an instant, and they rained down blows on the hands and head d the Arabs whenever the chance presented itself. Some of the villains had succeeded in gaining the rail of the yacht, but had not gone beyond that. One gigantic Arab leaped up on the rail just in front of Phil, coming from the concealing davits on and had almost gained the deck when 'Merrie weather, with a neat blow that •rom had taught him, caught the murderous looking rascal under ear, turning his hand at the same time with what is known to boxers as the "corkscrew" twist, and although he was a very big man and probably was a tough one, too, the effect of the blow was to send him senseless into the sea. Arthur, who had rushed the two females down into the cabin at the first alarm, came up in a hurry again with a heavy sword that he bought in an old curiosity shop in Hong Kong, and without waiting to draw the w e apon, used it like a club to batter the hands and heads of the Arabs whenever he got a chance. the fight had raged all along the side of the yacht while Tom had been having his lively time in the \vater, and when he gained the deck it was still as strenuous as ever. At that moment, however, the pilot had shouted out something to his men, and they all made for the stern of the yacht. Naturally, all hands turned that way, too, and then the pil0t shouted out another command in his native tongue that caused his followers to disappear beneath the surface. The leader, for such the pilot evidently was, als9 went down , and did not come up where he could be "een, although all hands on board watched closely for him. Suddenly the bulk of the Arabs bobbed up into sight, this time close to the bow, and made for the rail with immense speed, and the defenders naturally ran to defend that part 1J[ the vessel. It was just at this moment that Tom Train reached the deck. ,He saw his friends running to the bow of the yacht, and was about to follow them, when, being uear the starbQard rail, he caught sight of the pilot, who shot up from below and grabbed a fender that hung over the side. Big as h e was, the Arab had the quickness and r.gility of a monkey, and was rapidly coming over the sioy could seize upon to use as a weapon, everything of that character having been levied upon by the captain and c:rew, but did not stop Tom from meet !ng th.f.l . a . d t;i.g The. clever yoi111g athlete seized the starbpar with both hands in a light' .put f ,irrfi'.'grip, vi.tl.lted the bulwark, struck the piiot full upon tP,e top .o head with his heels, and, rebounding sprang ba the deck. Down went the treacherous pilot, stunned, a did not reappear for some time, so far below th face had Tom thrust 11im. The boy kept bis eye o fellow, ready to dow11 hiru again, but it was e. thl!,t , the rp.an was badly hqrt by. the injury J1e. h ceived, for he . turned away the yacht and. to swim slowly and difficulty towards the which had brought hi<> piratical crew to the No Star. At the same time he shouted out something men which must have been in the nature of an to withdrawn, for they all turned away .from the began to . swim J;_') their' own boa.t. . . . They claip.l;reCJ-into it, th!': '.fob and then they pickecl up the di-sabled members of party and rowed away from the vicinity of the bruised and battered, and followed by .the r cheers of the people wl.o had defeated them, With sail and oars to help them they soon peared around the island .of See.rah, anti then C drew a long .breath .of. relief. ''Well, well,'' he said, ''what do you think o for a trap 1" ''I think it's the worst one we've fallen into said Phil, "and if it lldd not been for Tom tho cals would have be c u aboard before we coul made au effective resif.tance. and I have not the doubt that we wouJJ all }).ave been 1)1.urdered fellows were v.-icked <:nough to kill : u.s and capt yacht."' "I haven't the slightest doubt of it,'.' said "and, moreover, I am of the opinion that the ya all it contained was the price offered them Dales when they put np the job, for that it was of that villainous pai: cannot b . e doubted for ment. They knew that we \vould follow them port, and they probably concocted the scheme a these men to carry it out. Tom saved us." ''That's certain,'' put in the captain, "an deserves the credit fo1 doing so, I appoint hi mittee of on'e to go below and tell the women f everything is all rigl1t." Tom smiled, and departed on his w captain ordered the mate to start up again, that he would try to take the yacht into port and with that iclea ia view stationed men in to take frequent soundings cs they went along, Not a member of the party had so much as to show as the result of the spirited defence, a 'l'om came on deck a :ew miuutes latpr with t all hands declared that they vouldn 't ' have m scrimmage for any co'nt>ideratiori. "i'o1rt wa upon to narrate what J1:i.d happened with him came up from capsizing the boat; . and when he told the story of his fight with the two Ara water, he was overwhelmed with congratur one and all, Marion, PSpe'cially; giving ' hrm' a glance that more than repaid him for all he li _

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THE LIBER'fY BOYS OF '76. j 2 3 "said Phil, "it only go es t.o show that STOLE BELLS PRO:.\I ITALIAN CHURCHES. other that" e must be constantly on guard, 'J' hei-r is a bell famine in the 1-enrtian provinces. st to appcaranccs, howeve r fair on the surNearly 8,000 tlmrch brlls, so n eedful in the iy might be. \\C were just as gullible as ever. regulation of thf' country and Yillagc life, werr carried , and until w e finish this man hunt, we must off by the, 'l'hf'.'' wcigl1ecl in all 3.000 to11s. nut. our judgrnrnt at all. but must b e absolutely Onl: twrnty have been recoYrred. Tl1c ltaliau Governtkat Hrrythng i-; '1 right." , 1rlent promisrd to pa1tly rPplac e tbc missing bell s by '' said 'l'om Train, " 'wr have escaped s u ch g ivin g r .hnrclws bro11;i;e .ca1111on ta.ken from the c1wmy, r fraps that I a.in beginning to believC\ that luck but so fat a few g.uns our side aud against our e n e mi es, and that be-All thr nnssmg be ll s w e rr. of high a1t1st1c value. Th e,,. Oftg our hnnt will b e at an end; that \VC are try new ones can 11rver <'qnal them. acromplifdi. Somehow or l have that feel-! . .Nearly a hundred <:re known to be in a military store-mv wry bone s. m Bologna , but all efforts to cu1 rrd ta1w aml tlwm tai;1 s1erred the yacht carf'fully past the back to their rrspeeti\ chn rchrs havt' i1.1 va!n. 11idPd b,,-the m e n in the forcc hai11s with t h ei r Thousands of peasants ha Ye to g111'SS 1dwu it is trnw for g leads. and finally brought i fairly and safely mass. e harbor. ADOP'I' FOO'l'PRTNT SY8TE)f. mem brrs of the party weie looking For the e thing. and they did not have to look loo g . A of a. mile away lay the Ocean Light. There she is,,. said Phil, pointing to Captain Dale's . and r carv see people moving a.round on her "said Tom, "so if you will give me a glass I will t'O make them out.'' handed him a powerful marine glass. and also fid up one himse lf, and the two u oys turned them ht Ocean Light. ith the aid of the strong lenses they were able to gnize several of the crew of the vessel, but saw ing of the captain and his nephe,•; . They may be down in the cabin, and they may gone on shore,'' said Phil, laying down his g l ass. It is very like ly that they may be on shor e at the ent minute, and waiting at some appointed spot ive the report of the Arab pilot they hired to us.'' suggested Arthur. at 's probable," said Tom. d like t.o see their faces when they hear the re•• grinnE>d Phil. ''It would b e worth something. ger that had not the slightest donbt that d put. a s c h e me iu operation t hat would finish us. suppose w e leaYe the captain to attend to all *8 here, and go on shore and begin our regular or our m.an ?'' others were willing and ready, and within ten s the three boys were in a small boat, and b e ing ashore. On landin g they at once began to make at the nearest hotels and inspect the registers the clerks. n was under British rule. and lrnd a large uumhotels kept by Englishmen. Abont three or four d yards from the dock they entered a very fine hment, and walked up to the desk. clerk of the hotel was bending over the register time, so Torn spoke to him : a party named Dale stopping here T'' clerk rapidly ran his eyes down t h e list of he said. "Harvey Dale, of New York." at's the party. Is he in his room 1" rean't say. He was here a few minutes ago, and ay have gone up to his room or out of either one ose doors." 1 (TO BE CONTINUED.) ... r -. . Police aut.horilie;; of )forristown, Pa., have discarded the Bertillon fingerprint system for a new footprint system which they have adopted . . A barefoot. hmglar recently entered Heveral homes in the r esidential portion of that city.aml escaped with Yaluabl J booty. 'l'he poliec hop e to capture him with the aid of:• muddy footprints found at all of the homes entered. EDITOR HATCHING SNAKE EGGS. 1 With the most common method of developing snakes taken away by law, A. G. Winnie, editor-of tI1C Ottawa Country Republican, Port Clinton, 0., has discovered a new means of developing the reptiles. The editor is hatching a number of tinrber snake eggs in a box in the office window . One snake has already burst from the egg and the others show signs of making him the pos sessor of a whole menagerie of snakes. FOUN'l'AIX PEX AMERICA ... 'J The Frenchm an. )'falla.t, is credited with ha\ing inveuted the fonntaiJ;i. pen in 1864, as told on this page on Aug. 17. But almost ten years prior an American, tli.e Rev. X. A. Prince, gave to the world this indispensable little instrument. His patent bears date of Jan. 23, 1855. His pen,' as described and in the American Inventor, vol. 1 , No. 1 , September, 1855 J..1ow-Haskett & Co., .New York), differs in no essential from the fom1tain pen of the present day. It waseYen a self-filler, having a plunger, which when pulled sucked the barrel fuJI. of ink. Ile mentions in his description the cap, which prevents the ink froin drying up and also permit!> of t h e pen being carried in the pocket, and calls payti cular attention to the fact that the pen itself was r6acl!" of gold and the reserYoir -and other parts of '' portean" or pl'Cpared gutta percha. thus being incor.rodable. lnasnrnch as ;'protean," the forerunner of hard rub. be1-, had just then been invented, it is hardly possib that a comme1 ciall:v_.... usable fountai1i pen couid have produced at an earlier date. )Ir. Prince was a believer in advertising, as the subsequent numbers of the publication mentioned regularly contained his ''ad,'' with opinions of the press as well as of reporters and authors. His retail prices ranged from $3 to $4.50. There is, however, a still earlier claimant to the honor, for Miss Charlotte J . . Hawkes of No. 46 Grove Street, City, writes that her great grandfather, George F. Hawkes, who kept a store, at Nos. 1 and 3 John Street, New York, patented a fountain pen ill 1845 . ' J .. 0 ,

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' • 24 TIIE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. CURRENT NEWS r B:EL'1IUM NEEDS CATS. Belgium, -v;hich is far ahead of any of the European belligerents in the process of reconstruction, is in great need quartermaster at that mome11t made the drncover1 two pets wer e about to be mergetl into one. He pro the orang-outang loose. of cats. The necessity is "urgent," says the National, which adds that ,;during the war we had no cats. but we had no mice either. They all died of hunger. Now that food ls more plentiful the mice have reappeared in thousands. The result l!! that a dollar is being paid for a kitten." . The latter was up the masthead before any mlschi be done and a lieutenant. the owner of the orang-out quartermaster and a member of the crew flung the upon the hungry. pythoni....one at the head, another tail and a third in the middle. rr..EIIISTORIC L. AN !RO •• )!J. ;;. Then the excitement began, for the python wanted one of the aggressors nicely in its coils, and the me determined that it should be kept out in something all approaching a ,straight line as possible. ha.s jusl been made in the Holttrn . n ilon mine, nnar AcQnitc>, Jtasca County. Mlnn .• not far from th" sourer of thn : Miss issippi Itiver, of ,the trunk and branches of u l'rehistori<' pine tree in an oxcellen! state of pretservat!onanll with pine cones about it. The tree Is not petrif ied . The 1\'0od i s as sound in thr main " s tl}ough it had been felled Y't'ltON. The crew of a Britii;, gunboat in Eastern water,S once had fl. UY!Hy ume looking after a python on board that had esclped t ls cage. BesidM the pythein thete was on board a big Borneo orang ontang. The python, which was nineteen or twenty feet long,. having dined heartily on a deer about three weeks bElfore, began to feel Its appetite returning, and in searching its box for a place of egress, found one side in bad repair. It did not take long for that python to come through the wea.k part, and, quite unobtrusively, it begun its perambulations aroUlbd the boat. , Seeing. the orang-outang chained up a few yards off the big invited itself to a dinner v13ry much to its taste. It havo been al! over with tho orang-outang had not the "' For a minute •it was the Laocoon group all over (>nly in this case 1 he three mf'n and the enako were eJ) over the deck instead or stamllng upright in a class tude. Iteenforcemerits. l!owevcr. arrived In bot haste an t.'l\enly bluejarketll. each embracing a foot of pyt.hcrtl, the reptile to comparatirn riuieL The back to the python's box. C ago. 'ow that peace ha the islamlets are looking forward with gn'at hopes ot u•'velopment.s In the futun>, especially with . tcgard harlJor of Ht.' Thomas. The islandR are under the control o[ thfl ary ment and the administration of 'the narnl officers an relations with the local eallcll the Council. haYe won the friendship oC tile Inhabitant . T enues of the island.., are not sufficient to mPPt theli: mt>nti; and .the :-;avy Tlepartment has approprl:ited il $200.noo for public workH and the i;cheral upkeep of Coupled with the frPCJUPnt vti;ltH of American menof tbe spending of murh monc)' by U1c forces lltaUoned islands, the naval uthoritfcfl haYc endeavored to 1dve cvety way. Natives fill publk po!lltiouri wfl'ero possible, ahd 11'1. studying and preparing for any other oppottunities offer. The bospltals havr. heen imprm'Pd and remticl officers of the • aval :lledkal Corp!< and the Ametl Cross has provided furniture and fixtures. \'ou!lg girls are being trained nurses. A start has been teaching useful professions to pupils of the public 'Better sanitary conditions and a proper w:i.ter SUJI being furnished. The present Governor, Admiral \V. Oman, has hel Uons which all classes have attended. The peoi>l American soda fountains and restaurants and the game of baaeball has supplanted the English game 6f There are three bands composed solely of. natives. prohibition is in force. Generally, the islanders are showing a lively Int American ideas and customs. Evidentm of this Is the astic celebration of such national holidays as Decorat and Independence lJay, when the people join with the ties in patriotic exercises, such as saluting the flag, and other celebratiom; unknown heretofore. The same laws and methods of governing the 'tst under the Danish .regime still exist. Lack of change respect is attributed to the war, There is some di ti on and agitation among local political aspirants\ w American laws and custom to be extended to the More conservative men do not share in this agitat trust that the necessary change will be made in ti Congress has decided what form ot government the aha.II • j

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rat: LIBERTY B OYS O F ;71) > ; , • • 1 F'ROM ALL POJNTi ncmGGA H S T.\KE HA:\f. h . , 'IV lch 1t ii< r1>ady to give up. lt gives up \l:; oxygen much hnug h a cfmnged the methotls ot thieves m.0re easily than Rall peter, Jiowc \'<'r, as an'y blow or friction in Dallas , T ex. oi jewelry and will trouble if t!H: chlorate is mixed with an inflammablu burglurn nr6' Rhoes, hams, eggs and bread. substanc... A mixture of img-ar ano chloratP1 or of s ulpht11 pa f w r k fifty per11ons whose houi-;es have J.Jeen and chlorate make nolent explosl\'e s . , have r e p o rted the Jos,; of !lhoe, and f9odstu1Is ;\ ft<'r tnese chlorate mixtures were discovered it wall found tlH'lr \'alua liles intact. • ' I lhat hy placi!lg sunrn of the substance in the pan of a. jl'un and hoes selling a t from $12 to $30 and a ham worth it to lrn < ruc1' by a properly constructe d hammer, o wonder that thieves prefer th t . t gun could be ftrf'd with more certainty tha n with the old ,, h .. ese o a piece o flmt lock. Aftf'rwardl! fu]rninate oCmercucy v.'as discovered. say yollce. Then _the lrnrglar can $ell the 'l'his subo;tance was soon found to be suitable for making p er-out susp1c1on .. He gets $;, per pair for them, and caps, and it is ttiday used for this purpose to such peps to gra b e ight or ten pairs while folks are at an extent that It if! one o! the most important ot explosivei;, s he. has don e a good day's work. You can't identify in spite of the fact that it Is used only for the purpose ot a er a second:hand dealer has them five minutes. Folks thA explosion of other subatances and. n . ver use!,1 by ve to put thei r extra shoes a n d their food in the safety itself. .It Is a grayish powder, extremely sentit!ve to iihock f the bank If they expect to keep them these days." or friction, very dangerous to handle. When if is ignited or exploded 1t always goes otr with extreme violence. For 1 ' this reason jt seemes It be particularly suited to act in start ing the explosion or relatively inert substances such as T.N.'.I'. ICl:LTIES OF SOU. "DfNG A .• ASPHALT LAKE. ng to 1;he EnginE'ering News Rocord, July 1 i, 1919, rlugJ;! r•iade in the asphalt Jake on the 'Jslanc\ ot han• rea-:hl'd a nflw low 112\el record of l&O ft. The re<;>ord. made !11 all rt. On !Joth occitslons alt \\'IJ..8 found to 111• of uniform chnraetPr throughout. flfcultles nttP u d attl'mpt to sound the Ja.kP, us It Is nt althoug h nlmoHt imperceptible motion, 'J'he presthP rru\at 01 nsplrnlt ag;tinst the dr;i!i11g l\PP:\l'I tus to bend. and t h e dt>flf'etion makes further tioring lmAltl'r t'Ompletion of tlw test th holo was observed a,t lh RUrf a < e 25 f•Pt In six wel'kH. The moyement hOV."Jl 10 exist l<• a d<'Plh (lf 100 feet, and th.ere was evltht> direclion was r,..\.f'rsed at a dE:pth ot from 2tl *t. '.fhe rno\e1nc•nt of the is bPlif;vPd to be lr n n any r<•spect-; toJ th<' asei'n.ding and lle-eendlng cut ! !I kettle o f boll!ng water. l'l'. cngs .\ P.Lt:lSLL. DULLY in aian hwlly l••arnt'd something about American h. L w.11 lurl i n his 111 :mory for som•" timQ through nt r a day,; ago with :\liss Annie Laurie Williaml' <'lght .lt Omsk. '.\tis \\'illiams' name will bP to n,ani J Yorkers '.'s a welfare worlrer. -.ic ii; th h(• A 11Hnc>tn Hed < rolls n nd wa,; ono of those om<'n (h o 8<'l1 to remain hPhind whrn th" othprs were {lUt nf 'Jrn,.;k by the AmGrican amhrn sf'lf'ral gf rls. '!'he girls w e rf' try ut the <':tr door agamRt ltirn whfln .\Jisl' \Villlarn: o ap1u gra p ul•Hl "Ith thr intruder. Rhe m nagert. to land • on his j a w and them they rolled together down the nt. A s tile> aresu she gav e hilll a..::ot,her. • f.Pl'h sollli •:rs then cz,J!\,, to ner aid find, hut for Iif's ' intmcl'ss1on would ha\'e finhn. TUE PEHCl'HRl O •• CAP. • ON THE COD CANAL . A >:ojourner within a. certo,ln belt of territory lying acros!'I "'ape Cod would be lllcely to be immensely surprise d some duy wht>n lool,lng out llt-ross the land hA saw ernt>rglng trom bt> hind a str'<'tch of woods and then making steadily on right across {he c •ountry a tramp stt:>urner or maybe a three. musto.>d schooner or perhap" a ;atht or a iow ot parge11 . He wquld marvel thl>1 greutly for n. moment. thus to see vusse)IJ pl'Q ct>eding straight across the fields, but then it would strike him thnt thf' \'f'Ssels he was looking at were in the Cape Canal. thf' <'anal its!'lt inyisiblP from his point ot v,iew. Prubab)y th" most lntert>stlng of all thf' canal eignts is see ing th" .'l:ew York boat go at nignt. 'l'hls Is sorn; thing_ that in summer, i11 ra1r weather, maiu p eople flock rdghtjy tu SN:, corning iu automobi!Ps and afoot, Including suruwer dwP11ns ha\ ing ln this part of the cape. For the grPa&er pan or lts l ength there is a road a long each si\le of thA ('anal, the!;o roads at some point!! coming c Jo;;r, 'J:'h<' c'anal is croPsed by two gre4 t hridge;;, ono at Sa;rumore 1war thf' ear. tf'rn or Day• e1Ht. and the other ut Bourne, n ear the w estern or znrds Bny .eud. Eal'h bridge has a life t h a t is opened t n l e t the boats through. The , 'ew York 1.Joat , on '''" enters th(' :YfaHachusetts Day end of the canal along about S : 30 P. )I. .Bf'fore that hour tho roads ])ave begun to stream with automol1llt>s and the brillges have begun to fill with. people who havt• couu' afoot to see the spectac]e. l\Iany of tho autorno bil('s follow th1> caaal along both sidN1 going from their starting point on one side and back on thE' oth<>r. Many pa1 k at or near ont' of the bridgf's, i lwat fir-wherP hrr hull ls oul of sight, hut along which, !rom thf' Sagn. mor1• bridg<'. you can S<'(•, >L mile or more away, her rnastheacl lighttmo,ing along slowly but in ,;h(' < l11n•1it,,d, suppu:;edly by a monk named t:-;thold 1 to gh • h e r st•:erR. g P w .ay tr'.r the ope n draw, upon . bout Th" cnmhlnatlon of gun nnd gup-which hnr sea1l'11lzl;(hl 1s ys. !>lnymg. soo11 bNarnc 1101.1ula1 and tbt>y had SlHH inlOnV• ' n .\.;; sht> <'O lllt'S nf'arf'r you lH•gm to see th<' p assengers wallttal'l1< d l<> llif'lr ... ,Aft. r the gun wai< l o arl.Pll it was ing around. on her. df'cks, which ate all floode d with : to apply '' Iightl'd match to the YC'nt hole to ;;c•t off !rout el<>ctric ' lamps out uf 11ig!)t overhead, under thP protecting o "'' It \\tt>; d ifficult to uim aud fii1 1 with' prt:-\.lieion. hood. As the Loat com.es n eart>r you ?an v ery plainly se., <'VE'T) \I inll made th • use of the gLlll :.dmost lmpOHslblt>. mov.ement tlwy malf e a s thPy wall} 1<;>1surely, viewing thf' canal cer.tu nes th rn wits comparatiYely liltle irnprO\'<'ment whil e the peopJo ori banks and m the automobiles and on m,;. T h<' first great aqrnnco wa:i ihr innmtion, in the br1dgf's rt>gard with kPen lntnes t ithe boat and them. R.he tt,. pl'rl'us:d impossiL!e hY comes closEr i\nd closer, and now she iii actually ent<'rlng the v ry of ,;ubstanees which. would it.."11lte or eXJ)jode on draw. and i:io, tng yer:r. ly. You can't hN1r her propellers; bj<'<'t<'d tu 1'tictinn. or a blow. l 'h!f'f among tht>se I she .1n pf'rfect s1lt nce . • i; r1' of and eh!orato of potash. I Rcant mmuts later she is c]ear of tht> draw and moving a wn d1 en\,,r,.d 1 , 6 by Count Bf'rthollet. llttle faster. Then the crowd on the Sagamore bridi;e d i s lkP s a !tprtcr. contams a large amount of uxygen 11101\'es.-(X.ew l{erald, J

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• fJ 26 THE J.JJBERTY BOYS OF '76: THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 7 , 1919. TERMS TO SUBSCRIBERS CoJ)les . ... , . . . . • . . . • • • • . . . . . . . . . • . . . . • . . . . .66 Cento OnP Copy Three Montba ........... .. : ........... . One Copy Six l\lonths .............. . . ............ . One Copy '.>ne Ye&l' ............... , . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . S.00 POSTAGE • HOW TO SEND llfONEY-At our risk P . 0. Money Order, Che 1! Ten days ago Snyder' s liquor \>as returned to the wrapped the howling and gasping bear, and ho shipper b y the express company, along with thousands gling violently and. rolling over and over, di<>ap of other similar shipments. A letter teceind by Snythr tall grass. der says that when two quart bottles were openrd 'l'heir trac k was marked with blood. at W estmoor one was and the othpr was fill rd followPd and presently saw that the antagonist with water. arated. '!'h e python, evidently badly hurt, was "If I c o1tlcln't haYP ihe liquor, I'm gl11d the hoys who a n attitnde of defence, hissing and twisting a work in foe express offic e had a g o od tim e." says Snylook e d a,.; if it had had enough and wanted to der. t h e fight. I Not so the b ea r, however. Though crushed LOSES F AITII DOG. death, with its tongue lolling far out of its jaw Pete0 Sailors has l ost faith in dogs. Pete's con ve rsion after a moment's pause on the python. Wea is the result of the activities of his own pct canine of blood, the snake was. unable to prevent the thre w him in t h e clutc h of the Jaw Ql.J a seizing it. by the heal.'l. :rhen thtl dragged of ill ega ll y having w hiske,v in hi u posse.'lsion. . with. roars. of crushmg the 1 Sailors was raided by the .:Vfemp\1is po l ice and a thor-hfe out of its qmvermg body .

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 27 STRATEGY . : '. .. -. ------:By Paul . . ... , .. called l()lle day, about .a year later, by seeing a notice i.f the death of J arnes Bristol. He had died of heart disease1 the announcement statel\. It would be impossible for me to say why I so far in. terested myself in the matter as to take the trouble tu tis a singular thing-one of the mcst singular in the ascertain the precise circumstan ces of his death. I had I&.l-to think of what great results hinge on the most a vague desire to know-that was all the incentive I eve1 ial circumstances. And in no walk in life is this truth knew. uplified more freqently than in the detective's pro1 f ncd that Brist-01 had bought an eleg0ant house and ion. grouuds on the boulevard, near Fort Washington. He -an. instance.:• , had been found dead in a. small summer house on tlie had df late frecftfontly heard extolled . the beauty of a grounds by the coachman-stricken down by heart disan bearing the stage name of Lola, who was a singer allads at an east side rnri ety theater. about the grounds, I finally approached the appening to pass the theater one evening I dropped stables and struck up a conversation with the coachm.an. ust J 1 rior to the moment of her appearance. Truly , , I fancy she won't break her heart,'' he said, referrmg beauty had not been spoken of in t e rms of exaggerato Mrs. Bristol. She was, indeed, very beautifuL "Why ,, 1 the conclusion of her song a large bouquet was hung 'cw ell' she didn't love him any too well," said the he stage. It came from a private box, in which was fellow. "He worshipp ed her, though. ed an el:even for a .week.' But I suppose you'd best destined to be the unimp-0rtant c ircumstance on whicli him, though. They say he's got the heart disease weighty matters were to hinge. oit '11 be a rich, young widow before a great I determined 'to obtain a look at the body of l\Ir. Brisd then it will be .plain sailing for us,'' said the 1 ''I'll tell him yes, then.'' with a parting .. kiss he hung b;i,ck, allowing Lola oilt alone, where she wa.s met by James Bristol, hy retired dry goods merchant. ntly the situation. Bristol had t:namored of Lola and wished to marry her, hav $U!;pir;ion of her true character, or that this man, Evans, was her lover. her enter his carriage to be driven to her home. king it all ' over that evening in the privacy of my I wondered whether I had best attempt to i;-ii BristoL . . ' . aw! I'd. be a fool to .try it,'' I at last decided. swear it \vasn 't so, an
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I 28 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. the owner. 'Faith, but it's stained with something-"Simply. madam, that you and this man blood isn't 9'' prisoners.'' snatched the glove quickly from my hand, glanced "How? What fod" she said in faltering ton at it, and then, recovering her composure, tossed it care"For murdering your husband!" I sternly sai lessly on the table beside her. But I saw she never took rtmrderinct the kind old man who rescued vou fr her eyes from it or gave me a chance to carry it away of mis0ry"' and shame and tnade you his u again. as yon wet'C.'' She questioned Katy and myself at some !length. I Harry J!Jvans at first laughed scornfully and made myself appear exceedingly stupid,/ and did disposed to brave it out. But as he heard m. the same. spoken words, and realized that I only spoke wha When my work was finished for the day I sat with to be the truth, a change took place in him. Katy in the kitchen, pretending to read, but in reality I thought of the now. he only thonght of hi with my ears wide open to hear what transpired about how he . could escape the penalty of his awful cri me. • I sa'v him glance about him, and towards The doorbell rang. Window, and ! uttered a few orQ.s to my compa Coming into the kitchen afterward, the waiting-maid His face took on a desperate look, he snatch said it was madam's cousin. revolver and fired to shots point-blank at the "Her lover," I thought, but said nothing. and then ftnng himself headlong through the w I began to furtively eye the girl. It wonld be next to After hiln sprang two of the officers. Evans h impossible to take up the espionage I proposed without awk\vardly, and lay sprawling on the ground . her being aware of it; and yet I hal'dly liked to take her the officers lighted squarely on him, driving th into my confidence. from his body, and plttciug him hors de comha the hand-cnffs on him, he was tnarcbed aroun(1 t "If you will go to the door in case anybody rings, I']] go to bed," she said to Katy, who. !!lancing at me, and throtigh the front door, and into the ' where one of the two officers was stanching the correctly interpreting my look, answered in the affirm.ablood where one of Evans' bullets had entered, tive.,, , panion's shonlder. ' ' Once she was fairly out of the way I took off my shoes The bodv of i\Ir. Bristol was e,-..:humed, and a < and S'Oftly went upstairs. They-Lola and hei; cousin-ju:r'y And there, while the guilt.v pl were in the sitting-room where I had seen her. by, I sprang the mine, and nnraveled the histor. I marraged to get near enough to hear what was said, dreadful crime. even though they conversed in very low tones. "Harry Evans wa8 at your houfle, -:\Irs. BrJ "Y_ou 've got your new help?" he said. day of your husband's death. You surtrptiti , "Yes." ministered a stnall quantity of opium to your "Have you done well?" He complained of feeling sleepy soon after, "Splendidly, I think," she replied. "They are both suggested fresh air. Ile sat down in the smm as dumb as can be, though they understand their work, and there fell asleep." and wouldn't tumble if a house fell on them.'' Here I held uo the handle of a crochet needle, "By the way, I have lost one of my gloves. Have you O'Old anvered. "By the way, Harry, did yon house, Evans had phmged the needle into his get me that new crochet needle y,' then broken it off. The fracture at the point o was peculiar; there could be no doubt that "No, but I'll do so to-morrow. Wherl:i 's the handle 1" handle belonged to each other. ''In the work box in my room.'' Tl\!' glove was pMved to be his very easily. I walted for no more. brand sold only by A. 1'. Stewart & Co., and t Leaving the house, I hurried to the nearest telegraph remembered selling this pair to Evans. office antruck the home of V. W near Logansport, Ind., a stl'ip of the roof thr was torn away, and the dres'ler in the room maid slept was demolished. Realizing that t " which -ehe maid slept had been hit, McDo upstairs expecting to find the girl dead. S sleepinp;.

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n1c1l2c .......... f-BIG Boys Toll '! thri& c o lltone, ..,,_ olUllCS. Se& Bondi Iii A mas!• lricll: DOTCltt i'nxa With each x R. llARYEI. MFG. CO.. Dept. 13-tlEW HI.VEii. CllllN. PH. O I OPLAYSWANT.ED. c a s h l'a.i11 tor Work. Atldres• llENECA STUDIOS, 25 Sutton Pl .. N e w Yor k ... ,...i 1"1 B.a.\& 1• s;?.1.i:• ' l m l'upou lhrrl&J .. '.,ll•fr UOa .. b&RJ•h Baobelu. •B•W 10 lrl•lltP:1.YorotL. • g:-:-... \ANK.l!iJ:t.; PUB. CO •• ULTO.!'. H. FREE--QUIT TOBACCO IP" i; 'A J C J<; f, Y-DIMEDJATI-' !'end for J 'UEE Booklet telling how to conquor h:iblt 11uickly, cnslly, S!J.lely, J'Eit-U POSITIVELY GUAitANTEED GnRlllfson lllf!I' . Co. C levclAnd. Ohio. Put an End to CATARRH . Old Physician's Genuine Remedy that Hits the Spot Amazing bcnefi ts are being rcpotted by lJcl' sons who suffered from balarrh, p"er sis t cnt wld& in the head, and runny who Wl!re troubled by head noisll8 and d ifficult hcari110 due to same cause; :i.!so hay-fe.er a nd rose eolni•tl life I GJ Dr. ll'>as e r says al•o, I B:: u s)1mld keep some of • Jmok ing compound ' to\ly to aid in prevent .... in the drcndcd i11flue nza. 1.\. ilc enjoying the picas• smokin g benef. t, you a.y eave your life, • ., l l4r;/f;, ' 't be nq;ligent. • ' "' ' > ' ou may obtr.i:.t a proof package er this herbal remedy, including holder, pi!)e 1111d cigarettes (so you m:iy use any form you prefer) hy sendfog only 10 cts., silver or stamna, 'Jhe B!osscr Comfany, CA-:.104 , Atlant a , _ Ga. _ He Quit Cigarettes " ! amokei: cli;arettM evn s in ce n ho) . Fro Ill Rix to eight, sacks of tobacco I used Rtntes M r. I'. Ii. 1''C'rgusotf . C'litq.r uttc!I w tre dblng me great hnnn. 1 became so nerYOu• thnt I rouldn't slee-p until I smok ecl. Ench morniug I had an awful tus•e In my mouth. "Sel'er : d time11 I tried to quit by willJH'WCr, but it jltst •c<>me1\ that l would go wll1 l If I couldn't haYc cigarettes. " I b tlc ! nlrnost given hp hopes of e-ver quittiug until one dny I sent for u free hook h;v :lfr. Woolls that toll! the 1\•!Jat to du. After lrk , X. Y. !ind for ;ny book S!rong Arm• and Milltaty Shoblder• fer 256., tolil or 1taJIJ111k•lod whh ""'# fullpllp balf"'ir. 9t•, 'liowlnr tlttrtllJU tnil wlll dne!op, ileall• Ub cata aroai •lr•nsth la 1•ur . •bo11ld1re, uaa alOCI halldli trlllltut int ipparahli. HQa to A _ny Mall CaMtH •• MUSCLE et tltell!iJl•ur 111 .. 114 uerrilitl tk dH•iopl.u all the mU.l .. it th• Wt. -y, 1" oQual le aiF • .eo el!enl••• Mr prl.. fer a ahilrt t1.m1 f ue. PR6F. ANTHONY BARJCa 1788 Barker Building 127. w. 42d tit., New York SHE WAS OBESE rho shadow on tl1l1 ;>leture &'lH1 :znia foHow l n g t ho easy dire:cU001 s he ro• duud SS pqunlla in three montha. Now 1he b a1ile, attractive . mentally alert a o d to betttr hl!lalth. Bellable anUfa t .ielt tr.at.ment. Bur a. email bo% at foe dru.c 1tore . 011 et Kt rel n : it comae in c•i>tu l es . Mauy women han r educed IUl(y, la&Uncty, ]0 to 90 pound._ Safe and pl1 .. ant ll', :\ew York City . Show thi. to frl-.. BOOK ON DOG DISEASES And How to Feed Mailed free to ad
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Double Chin If y o u have a double ehin and flab biness of the face, or i f you are O "Ver stout in o ther parts of the boily , get. some eil of korein (in caps ul es) a t t he druggist's ; follow directions; b eautify 'figure, improve health, ''iva city , etc . , through :i simple system for reducing weight ten to sixty p ounds . Eut a ll y ou need; no tedious or star> ing. Oil of korein is perfeetly harm less. R eduction guaranteed; or your i;rioney . bac k: Look/ fee l youn ger. .Jut this adv 't out so you'll remclJ1,ber. ThePowerffouseofthe Universe R !' a d about tbe wonderful sto r ehouse of. C o smic Energy in E . Paget's "How I Kno w That th e D e ad Ar e Alive. " ' .rhe R e d or a stral p lane. H o w the soul leaYes the body at death describe d i n d etai l. :.?5 2 [ H 1ges, canary cloth. $1.60 p ostpaid, sent parcel s p ost C. 0. D . for examination, if de])I ATTII.EW S DAWSO:S, Chevy C hase, Md. De11t . Jlf. PR IC ES B a l brl11aa . $ l .2S llntn S 1.50 Fino Glov e Sllk.$2.CO Heayy S ii k ( Mesh) U . io A ll Sizes One Extra Sack At :,our i.eal:-T• o r •iml J>Oa': pcwt o• rccriI fl/ A.R.CHlSHOLMCO.,NewYork , N . Y. Suite.541 1 ' 1328 B r o a dway • / B E WELL AND KEEP W EU.. 1 " h .. , .... , blaed .... M4 toohlet Iha u•r:.e• • 1 1'\nfs 9lffP l • Ut• iJ.Hpl ... T ... V•••reua l1-er W oman le._._.,. of All "i a u cauot ruJae the bull 6bda\ud trom tbi5 1oachio e J"OV. tzy tt. One t reat meat wUI convlacC" you 0 1 l t s "11aordW11r qwUi tiet> . IE J'ttt& Me a sullcrer o ( c-;rah• si•, l oco\QQt o r a tzz-. •ectizu. n.cura.lf1a , U U • ot wukatas', aoufUs. to ntaelU.nc. TUlrS tba Dkce of u o rctse. Gl"e muK'le.11 inn ti.Lu t h:!ty; '9e rw:ith.,,.. i a t Dor thin. •OnMALl :Zll Y O U ft Wl:IC!HT Do you r e11.l h::o what Uris ma.chillo mcaa1 to Ofl4t w ... t. la•i • Yitai meusth. or siuaer l air fram .. ..,,Gua daftiHtr, .,.,.,.... Pf'O•J. BILIOUSNESS Caused by ' Acid-Stomach I! people who are biliou• a retreated a ccor d iar to local s7111ptonu the y seldom g ee v e r y much better . Whute,.cr rtliel iii obtained io ueually t emp0rary. 'l'race bil i o u s o es.; to it& aource and remo.-e the caus e and the chances are that the patient wilt r emain stron g and healthy. Docto111 say that m o r e than 7 0 non-organ i c diseases can be traced to ,:i Acid-Stomach. Biliou sness i s one of them. JIJdii::est i o n , heart burn, belching, sour stomach , b l oat and ea$ ure othe r signs of acid-stomach. EA T O N I C, the modern stmnach X'e m e d y , brmi;g Quick from these stom a c h mis erica \Vhic h lead to a Joug traw o f ail ment.• thut make lite mi,ern ble ii not correeted. l cATONIO literally .. b.orbs and away the exce6s a cid. llakee the stomach strong, cool and com f o r t a bl e . Helps diges tio n ; improves tht' :i ppetite and you the n 1re t full strength from y our food. Thousands euy that EA.TONIO Is t h e most effe c tiv e stomach remedy In the world. It ie the help YOU need. Try it on our moneybackifno t -s ati<; .. lied 1ruarantee. At all druggillts . Only .50c • for a bif box ' _ •

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A FEW OODITEM O U R 'TE:. 'E 'T II.' . o. t. x \POTi t=::o. "S O IU.\C'f'TX:\f A o nnr \ 1 ()• the great oracle of human '\\T ft I { 17.:ZT/'{ P. EAR. true meanini::-n! kind or dr am&, tc.i;e• h '. Bert Th ompson of Han ff, Can., . toppNl with some or chann.Q, cenmonieff, and cqrl•>UH of c rd I the hovs tor a little "lJilc on ht wav home frorn work. . • 'o. 2. Ho\ V TO Do. TRICU.S--'T'ho .grrat boolt rt I . Ind car dm1 1etl on to the b1c. cl1 ' and began ing card trlcki< r1f the most popu' t r pedalling hard to get honw in tilllt> for snppe1. Ile hnd a illu,,io!'ls a" .Perform"d :•ur mn.olc1a11 . ; , \ 1. fleeting of a dat'k ob,ir1t ahead jn;.;t a ,;houlu obtain e>or1y of th1" hook. . -.. . .. I . . '1 , , No. a. HO\\ TO F'I,JH'r.-Tl11' arts an<] wllca of fl l't hefo1e he it ._md ""1S t llO\\n 1o tic pa\rm1nl.,11r" Jully <'XP!aini-cl b . .-this Loni-. 1:,side. use of Indian clubs, pa 1 IHll.!', hurizonlnJ lJars :md var:ous othr-r method& or dv .1 ing a goou, healthy muscle; containing over fortv illU' ! tions. • Jeer. 'l'he Coronn, after an examination, freed Tfolfer. No. 7. n:ow TO nmns.-nanclsomPly ,Jonas entered the school last .:\Iarch. His home was I at and containing full instrucqons for tha mantLgPIMnt G . t B . d , • v Tl th i ••t f t l"t . f ti dne. training of the canary, moekingbirlach >' 1 ca en , . . i • us ts e , ll :s a a 1 y o ie ' I 1 pan>quet, parrot. etc. hunting season. , l Su. uon •ro nF.C'O:'\IB A __, Harry .Kennedy. lntE'll'gcnt boy reading thti; h l1i.tructions can mastt'l' the• art, and creat<> 1ny ll rn > I/I{ PRICKLY PE.\.RS RU. RIOT. tril.'nus. It is the grrttc•t vnk The prickly pear has taken uch-antage of the ri\ers of . • o. 10. Jl('\V TO nox.-Th" a1t of Tl Australia as a rneans of tran. portation. it bor-easy. Containing-thifty iliust rations of -:11fl1dH, blv anct the. tlil'ferent positlou of a good boxer. Even tw ders a stream. :-ihoots break off and are carried down obtain one 1e usl.'ful 1nslructtve ',\nd it " stream to found new 'l'bousands of. acres are teach you how to box without nn . b " • . . t ti . d f ti 'I Xo. 11. HOW TO LCffE LRTTF.RS.-1ng :v_rar o . Je mroa _<: o . 11S complC>te little book, containini; full direl'llon, tor l e1lhcr enthng, rolling, bnrnmg, rng with po1so11R l?ve lette>rs to ladle" on ull su!Jj.-cls; also lHler" o f 1 nor cnlti \'ati1w inseet dcstrO\ rl''l ha Ye proved effl'dnal ! t10i: note!; and rPquPstp. 1 ,... . . . , . . :\o. 1:\. HOW TO DO IT, OH IlOOI\: OP niethollc; of extl'l'l!llllatwn. Thi' \\ <>ekl_v Hulletm of the; Is a grrat Jif(• l'!ecr<>t . 1wcl one" e\ •'tv \'ou11., n.an ch Canadian Drpartmrnt of Tiaclt> and l'ou11ne1ee remarks, all about. 'fJu•rc';; happlnPss in 'it. " I l . 1 i ' ' t' i ti d 1 • o. 1!. HOW 'l'O I\1 E comrill'll' h • t wt t lel'I' is '.L 1,tr1at •)ppurt um Y or scien !Sl':I O 11 a I for rnnking all kinds or cancly, !co i; . , p. , ('0111nierl'.ial wl' for tlw pt•st. etc., etc. • ' BRE.\K I. 'TO .TALL RG}L I Xo. 18. HOW TO UE('O)ff: BT,: l'Tirl.:11.-on. ol •st• and most Yaluablo littlo book!< e, er lti>C'l t , E\erybody wlsltE':-. to kn<)W hon to h(C'•lm,, bN\ I male and. l'•'maie. The ... imp!" , !lfl costless. throug-h tl1e liar-; of 11 'Yimlow cm the lower , o. 20. -HO\". TO r:: othr.r I eo.m1>leri> rnf'tllum of i;:imr., , anu oi.i"•. r ions, . . . . . ' . ' . recitations, rtc., l\Uttahl tor Pttrlor or J1 a w111.,--1uom iught.. then i::awrng-then \\ uy 111to n cell 111 whH'h about tailllnent. H eoatain."i' 1I1or for the mon"y tha11 '4I•Y $7,00u' of eonfrabaql.l liquor wa,; stored, thieves made l\lu!:li81;,cd. n ,, 1 • , • • . • r "t} l . . I ( T f' 1 t1. h b .-o. -l. 0\\ ro Ill , \ n Fif>iH.-Tl1.-. mu' ('(JlC] OI \\'I l t IC entlrl' 0 • • 0 . t.l'UC'l' 0 t 11' llC\e,'l as een I und fishing gu;<]<' e1n publf>O Sl.' Se\erai thousand dollars e;lves thE' explanation t0 all 1tl us ot., enms; t! of gymnastic sport., Ll) I IPtic P.XC>rcii>es. Jtlmbracing thirt}'-livcJllustrntio11 . D. ff'l'Sl1r \V. Macdonal11. Xo. 26. HOW •ro RO\V, S.'\If; / \.. 'D nnt;D \ HOI\ Fully Illustrated. 1''ull lnRtrudiuns a.-,, i;ln:n 111 th book, togf'tll('l' with lnstn1ctlons on swiJ,1ml11g niu;I r 'rhc bite of a spider has cost Mrs. B . II .. wife of a farmer nortlwa<:t of .Kan'l., her arms. \.\'hile working in her gardm several weeks ag-o the in<'Ompanion Fports to boating. sed bit .. \fairness on a linger of the left hand. S"o. 21. now •r.o n1-:crTJ: .>\ND nooR 0 1 ' Hl'c ,.._h p • <>' l .,.. ,,, . "d]. . . 1 !!' . il t TTO,R.-Containing tiw most popular In 11 l e < e\, rap! ) .lnu S1\e mg, rn. prising Dutt•h dialect. 1"rcnC'h di111"<'t, :ikcu and hi i &t.arteCt'ill the finger. t'xtendrd to Ille hand and thr ann.11ect pi .. tog<•ther with man}' lltnndard ,pf he arm was amputated at a hospital hrre. ?lfl's. For 11al'.' by all •>r will b1 S•'11e "' an) n,Jdr :\ • ' . . . j recmpt of prlt'C>, lOc. per C'Opy, in or t::tlTllJ

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