The Liberty Boys on the watch, or, The plot to invade New York

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-1 Dlok walked carelessly on, the redcoat stepped up, took him by the a r m , pointed a pi:stol, and 1aid: "You are my prisoner! " "Not yeti" cried Bob, from the window above. aimin1 a. blow wltb bis sword at tbe redooaL


The Liberty Boys of lleued price, $3.50 per year; Canada, $4. 00; Forejgn, $4.50. Frank Tousey, Publisher, f6S West 23d Street, New York, N. Y. Entered as Second-Class Matter .January 31, 1913, at the Post-Otlice at New York, N. Y .. undet the Act of March 3, 1879 . No. 10 14 . NEW YORK, JUNE 4, 1920. Price 7 Cents. The Liberty Boys On The W atcl1 Or, THE PLOT TO INV ADE NEW YORK By HARRY MOORE CHAPTER I.-Sent on a Secret Mission. "Loo k out, Bob! Stop her I" "All right, Dick!" A terrified girl was clinging to a frightened hor se that was dashing along the road at full s peed. Two boys, wearing Continental uniforms, r iding along this same road, suddenly caught s ight of the girl. Just beyond this point the road turned sha!1JlY and there was every danger that the girl would be thrown. One of the boys wore the uniform of a captain .and rode a magnificent c oal-black horse of pure Arabian blood. The other Was a first lieutenant and was very well m ounted, both boys seemin2: to be of more than ordinary ability. "It's Stella," said the youn2; lieutenant, whose n ame Bob Estabrook. "Yes," said. the young captain, who was called Dick Slater. He led a band of one hundred young patriots known as the Liberty Boys. The p lace was on the road near Tarrytow11 in Westchester, N e w York, and the homes of the two boys were not far distant. As the girl came on the boys urged their horses forward, one on side and as close as they dared go to the terrified horse. The n they both suddenly closed in and i;eized the bridle, throwing their own horses almost upon thefr haunches . "Whoa!" said Dick in firm tones , while Bob spoke soothingly and stroked the frightened animal's neck. He gradually became quiet, the girl slipping from the saddle to the ground and•sitting on the bank at one side. "How did it happen, Stella?" asked Bob. "I thou<>'ht you were a .rood rider." "That contemptible cousin of mine shouted and threw a clod at him," the girl answered. "Bill Burgess, you mean?" "Yes. He was mad because I would have nothing to say to him." "Bill Burgess ought to be horsewhipped, the coward!" with strong emphasis. "He certainly ought to be punished," added Dick, "but I doubt if it would teach him anything. Be ought to know better, but he is a contemptible bully and coward." "I admit that it takes a lot of lickings to get anything into the fellow's head," Bob agreed, "but I think that if l had hold of him for about five minutes he would not repeat this offense for a while." "Do you think you could trust your horse now, Stella?" asked Dick. "He seems to be much quieter now. " "Perhaps," said the girl, whose name was Stella Burgess and who lived in White Plains, not very far from the homes of the two young patriots. ,. She was an orphan, bat had means and fre quently assisted the cause of independence with greater or less sums, being to stanch patriot. Her cousin, Bill Burgess, of whom she had spoken, was the son of a rank old Tory money lender, who lived in White Plains and had a most unenviable reputation. Bill was a Tory too and was a coward and bully to boot, associating-v.'ith a crowd of evil boys and young men, constantly doing things to annoy the neighbors , especially the patriots. Stella approached the horse and said: "Aren't you ashamed, Boy, to act so'? Don't you know that you might have hurt me very much? You are not going to do it again, are you?" The horse whinnied, rubbed his nose against Stella's lfhoulder and seemed to b e actually ashamed of having been frightened. Bob as sisted Stella to mount and then she thanked both of the boys for what they had done and rode away. "She is all right now," said Dick, looking back. "Come on, Bob, we have a distance to go et." "Yes, he seems to have gotten over his fright now. I wonde r where that lout, Bill. is? I'd like to see him for a few minutes," with. an ex pressive gesture. The boys had ridden o'n .about half a mile when they came where a big overgrown boy was riding a horse. This was Bill Burgess , the Tory cousi n of the patriotic Stella. "Hello, you blame rebel s!" he said, puttinghim-self in the way as the boys came up. "Get out of the way!" said Bob sharply. "Shan't do it," in a surly tone. "You frightened Stella's hol'Se, and she might have been killed or badly hurt, at any rate," said Bob. , "I don't care! She ought ter let me kiss her then, an' keep comp'ny with her, like I want to. I got as much money as she has. " "Will you get out of the way?" asked Bob, who had been obliged to halt. "No, I won't, not till you say 'please' an' beg my pardon fur bein' so ugly." "You won't?" "No." Bob suddenly seized Bill by the collar and urged his horse forward with a rush. Bill was lifted right out of the saddle by this maneuver, and in


r 2 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH another moment Bob dropped him in the middle of the road. It had rained the night before, and there was a muddy place just where Bill Burg ess had struck on his back. JYiud and water spattered right and left and Bill Burgess got up very angry, shaking his fist at the two boys, now riding on at a gallop. "I'll fix you two rebels for that!" he shouted. "You just wait and see if I.don't!" . Neither Dick nor Bob paid any attention, how ever, and soon disappeared. "There!" laughed Bob as he rode on. "Per haps Bill will remember that." "He says he will," replied "but I don't think we need to worry over it. . "Indeed I won't!" with a snort. Bob bemg a most impuls ive fellow and speaking his mind freely. They kept away from the river, ai:d at length, after a hard ride, came to a small military. camp. Here were the quarters of General W ashmgton, who had sent for Dick to give him certain instructions of a confidential nature. Dick Slater was a famous spy and had been sent on than one secret mission by the commander-mchief. Dismounting, asked .to see the general and was soon admitted to his . "You have sent for me, your excellency? said Dick, saluting. "Yes Captain. Be seated. I have an irnport-ant for you." "It shall be done with all despatch, your excellency." "You must p1oceed to New York without delay and ascertain what the enemy's intentioJlS are. You may take a few companions, for with them you can be on the watch more effectually." "Very good, your "You will be proVIded with money for your needs. Make your visit as as you can, although you need not 1t 1f you can certain important facts by a little longer stop. "I understand your excellency. I am to make the most of my time, whether shorter or longer." "Exactly, Captain." . . Dick saluted and withdrew, bemg furmshed with a purse by one of the general's staff as he came out. After a short rest the two boys set out upon their r.eturn . ,, . . "I am going to New York, Bob, Dick said, "and you are going with me." . "Then there is important work to be done m the city, Dick?" "Yes, I shall take Mark and one or two others, all trustworthy boys. We shall start as soon as we -reach the camp and procure disguises." "Very good," said Bob, who was greatly pleased at the prospect of going to New York on a secret mi s sion. They rode on at a good P.ace were within a mile or two of the ca p, 1t bemg then close on to dark when, from a clump of trees alongside the road, a snot rang out and a bullet whizzed within a few inches of Dick's head. CHAPTER IL-Going to the City. The shot h a d not c e a se d to echo throug-h the wood s when Bob turned, whipped out a brace of heavy pistols and fired at the clump of trees. A shower of leaves fell to the ground, and there was the sound of a snapping twig and bullets striking the tree. As quick as he could whirl his horse, Major, Dick Slater sprang from the saddle, two big pistols in his hands. Then the sound of some one running away could be heard. but no one could be seen. "Did you hit him, Bob?" asked Dick, approaching. "Not that I could s ee, and he did not cry out if I did." Bob now began looking among the clump oi trees, but found nothing except some broken twigs and a few hurriedly-made footprints. "He was a good-sized fellow, Dick," he said, "to judge by his footprints." "I heard him running but could see no one, and the woods are open here too." "It could not have been Bill, could it?" "No, for he has probably returned long before this, and it is some distance from his home." "Very true, and I do not think he carries a rifle, which this mysterious fellow evidently used." "No, I never saw him with one, or with any weapons of the sort, in fact," was Dick's reply. The boys then mounted and rode on, nothing happening to cause alarm during the rest of the journey. They were challenged by a sentry as they reached the camp, gave the password and rode on. Dismounting, Dick said to one of the Liberty Boys, who had saluted: "Request Lieutenant Morrison to come to my tent, together with Privates W.arren, Spurlock and Sanderson. and come yourself, Harry." Harry Thurber saluted and went off to do Dick's errand. In a few minutes Mark Morrison, the second lieutenant of the troop, who was implicitly trusted by Dick, came into the latter's tent. He was followed by four of the Liberty Boys, all brave, manly fellows, who had seen years of active service and were almost like veterans. They were Ben Spurlock, Jack Warren, Sam Sanders on and Harry Thurber, who had delivered Dick's message. "Lieutenant Morris on,," said Dick. "procure a disguise and prepare to,. set out for New York within the hour. Prepare yourselves likewise, privates." The four boys saluted and left the tent, and Mark, who a handsome, dashy fellow, something younger than Dick and Bob, said in an eager tone: "What is it, Dick? Are we going spying?" "Yes, the Liberty Boys are to be on the watch, Mark. I have just received instructions from the general." "You are going, of course, and Bob?" "Yes." "You have picked out a good lot of boys to go with you, Dick," with a laugh. "There will be stirring adventures, I don't doubt." Mark then hurried away to procure a disguise and get ready for the journey. "You don't <'xpect to get to the city to-night, Dick?" asked Bob. __. "No, but we will get as far on our way as we can, so as to make a good start in the morning." "Shall we all s t art together?" but we proL a bly s e p2,rate at some


THE LIBERTY B OYS O N THE WATCH 3 'jilfnt near the e n emy's li nes s o as n o t to arou se 8'11}licion." "Yes, that will be better," and Bob went t o Jais own ten t to make ready for the secret ex )H!dition. Th e boys chose n by Dick to go with liim w e r e a m on g the bravest of the troop. Jack Warren wa s Mark's chum a n d h is equal in dash, Ben Spurloc k was one of the liveli es t and jolliest of the b oys , and he and Sam Sanderson were fa s t frien ds. Harry Thurber was we ll l iked by all the boys and was tJ:10roughly reliable. They were all acc u stomed to acting as spies and had often b ee n to the city on errands like the one about to b e undertaken. Whe n they were .all ready to leave they look ed like a l o t of farmers' boys out for a holiday anc! not a t all li ke the dashy young soldiers they were. Dick ro de his black, Mark had a big gray, Jack b estrode a handsome bay mare, nearly as fleet as Dick's Major, and Ben was seated on a fine ro an . They rode on at good spee d in twos and t hrees, the miles slipping rapidly away as they kept on into the night. They made their way tow a r ds King's Bridge, where they intended to s top for the night if they could reach it in season. Th ere was a tavern there where the Liberty Boys were known, and at which they had often stopped when bound for the city. T here were no Britis h or Hessians on the man's I.and at this time, and it was perfectly safe for th e boys to stop at the tavern. Dick and Jac k finally rode ahead, having the fleetest horses , so as to get to the tavern before it was closed, and keep it open for the others. This precaution p r o ved to be a wise one, for the host was about to clo se the house when the boys rode up. The boys were heartily welcomed, being well known to the j ovial landlord, who was as good a patriot as Dick himsel f. .., " There are others coming, landlord," said Dick, "so don't shut up your house till they come." The rest of the boys arrived before long, and after a light supper went to bed, Dick and Bob and Mark and Jack having rooms together, the others being in one room. In the morning they set out in different parties, Dick starting ahead of Bob. On the farther side of the bridge he met a farmer and his wife and family in a big covered wagon going down to the city. There were, besides the farmer and his wife, six boys from nine to seventeen and four girls, some of whom were twins to one or another of the boys. There was a good deal o f confusion in getting the fam ily all together, one of the boys staying behind in 'l tavern. "Where's Dick?" bawled the farmer, looking around. "Here I be!" said Dick in a high key and promptly bestowed himself in the covered cart out of the way. The real Dick came running out after the cart had started, shouting to be taken in. "Consarn it, I thought ye said ye was in onc e," muttered the farmer angrily. "W.aal, I wasn't an' I didn't say so," and the farmer's boy bundled himself in and found a place somewhere. It was dark in the cart and nobody seemed to notice Dick, who kept quiet until after they had passed the first lines. Then he was dis c overed, the real Dick saying: " H ello, who b e yo u?" "Oh, I'm Dick , " with a simple l ook and tone. "I heard. some one askin' where Dick . was an' so I answered." "Waal , I guess you an' me must be twins," laughed the farmer's boy . "Yes , I guess we must," and Dick laughed in a silly fas hion . "\Vhere yer goin'?" "Most anywheres . \Vhere be you?" "Down to the city to see the sights an' buy some things with dad." "Guess I'll go too," simply. "You ain't a rebel, are you?" "Me'? Of course not." "Neither am 1, s o that's all right." After that J)ick got on very well with the far mer's family an

4 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH "How did you manage, Bob?" "I found her at Spyien Duiv el. The man was anxio u s to get down with a load of truck, but all his hands had gone off." "You did not see any of the others?" "Yes, Mark got an offer to drive an old family coa ch, the regular man having taken too much hom e-brewed ale ai a tavern and being in no shape to drive a team of horses." "And the others?" "I. got away before they crossed and did not see any of them." "You can trust Jack and the rest to get here safely," with a smil e . "Who is here, do you s up pose?" " I couldn't guess." "Bill Burgess and the old man." "H'm! They must not see u s." "No, and I fortunately discovered the m in time to prevent them seeing me." "You don't know where they are going to stay, no r for how lon g , I suppose?" "No." "Well. as long as we keep out of their way it doe s 11ot matter, only we must warn the boy s as s oon .as we see them." "Yes, we w ill do so." It was the month of June, the air was balmy and everything was bright and gay. "There's so mething going on a lon g the river front, Bob , " said Dick. "We'd better find out what it i s . ' ' " es. it seemed to me that there was when we came down. " "You keep on toward Whitehall Wharf and see what i . goi n g o n and I wi ll go along the East River. \Ve wlll meet at Fraunces Tavern at three and have s omething to eat." "Very good, and if 1 ee Mark or a,n_y of the bovs?" "'S e nd them there also. We n e ed not all sit to gether." "No of cours e not." The1 boys the n separated, Dick walking eastward and Bo go:ng south. Dick turned into Wall St\'eet and was nearing Broad, when he saw a crowd of boy s pushing so m e on e about and laug!i.(ng and shouting. He hurried forward and found a nurnb e : r of boys pushing an old man again t a fence. There was a young girl with him, who was tn•ing to keep t h e b oys off, but found 1rwc:h trouble in doing so. Throwing three or four of t h e boys aside, Dick reached the old "Shame on you to torment an old man!" he cri ed. "You're an lot of cowards!" "We weren't hurting him," said one . "We were o n l y having a little fun. He's a rebel anyhow, and--" "What if ie i s? You are all young and strong and h e i s old and feeble. What if the father or irranafather of one of you got among rebels and they pus hed him about as you--" "There are no rebel s who would dare to du it. " At this moment a Britis h officer appeared. "What are vou drawing a crowd for?" he said to Dick sharply. "I am not; I am simply protecting an old man from a crowd of bullying boys." "He i s a rebel, and--" "What if he i s ?" interpose d Dick. "That's n o rea so n why a lot of lusty him." "Is he a friend of yours?" the redcoat looking sharply at Dick . "I never saw him till this moment." "Are you a rebel yourself?" "No, I am no t ," for Dick did not recognize th word. "Well, take him away then, if you don't want him abu sed . Anything is good enough for rebel s .' The bo ys would have fastened upon Dick, but look at hi s sturdy frame and strong hands taugh the m discretion. The girl l ed the old man away and Dick lef the spot, but followed her with his eyes , seejn her turn into Pearl street, which then, a s no was a very winding tl\Oroughfare. Without a pearing to do so, h e presently followed her a n saw her and tpe old man .about to enter ah un pretentious hou se. "Did they hurt him?" he a s ked. "No, thanks to you, and I am grateful to yo even if you are an e n emy." "How do you know I am one?" Dick aske with a quiet smile. "You said you were not a rebel and so--" "And I am not. I am .a patriot, like yours el WP. are not rebels, we are patriots, fighting in t noblest cause tha t ever animated m e n." "I am glad to hear you say so," the girl a swered, coloring with honest pride. "Won't y com e in?" "Yes," said Dick, looking around and seei nothing s u s piciou s , "but make haste." The door was already ope n, and they enter quickly and closed it behind them. Passing a flighJ of s t airs to the floor above, they enter a room in the front of the hou se and sat dm "If yo u are a patriot," s aid the girl to D i "you must kn4lw the danger of coming to city.'' "I do know it, but there are f e w here know me and I shall keep out of their way un my business is finished." "You are a spy?" whispered the girl. "Yes , there are six or seven of u s in the c i I have not see n the m all yet. We mean to le the enemy's intentions , so as to thwart them. ' Both the girl and her grandfather were gr l y interested and when Dick revealed his n and rank they offered the house as a headq u ters for one or all of the boys as long as t were in the city. The girl's name was R Dawson and she had an elder brother John was in the patriot .army. ' ' "He s ometimes acts as a spy," Rose said " com es the city. He was here not long He l eft hi s sword here and we have part of a form which he left, having to get away in a h the tune of the evacuation." "Yes, I remember it," said Dick with a smil "Ana yo u are here now t o spy upon the e n e You suspect they are abou t to do somet hing? "Yes , and I wish to learn what it is. so that patriots may make some counter move . " "I see . I trust you wi ll b e able to learn it i s, if unything. Yo u m ust not hesitate t o c here, if ;1 ou need .a p l ace of refuge. " "I will not, a lthough if I should be s u s p wo n't come, b eca use t h a t w oul d o n l y s ubject and your father t o f u r ther annoyan ce.''


TH E LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 5 '!l>O a; you think best, in that case, although 10ll will al ways find shelter here. There are se el'et rooms in the ho u se, where no one will find JVU; un l e ss they know the secret." "Very good," returned Dick, and at length, af ter aver y p leasant visit, he left the house to lreep hi s appointment with Bob. CHAPTER IV.-A Sus picious Redcoat. Dicg attracted no attention upon leaving the llome o f the Dawsons, there being few persons in tile sLreet at the time and these going about their ftD bu siness, apparently, and taking no h ee d of hers. He kept on along Reade street toward Fraunce s Tavern, where he was to meet Bob. This had b een a favorite meeting place of the patriots and was now used by the British, being almost headquarters, in fact, for many of the se nior officers and commanders . Near the tavern Dick met the redcoat who had que stioned him on Wall Street some little time before. He looked sharply a t the young patriot now, but said nothing and p assed on. "Perhaps this self-i m portant fellow could tell me. something if I could catch him talking," Dick said to h imse l f . He found Bob i n the tavern sitting in a corner, conveni en t to two doors , and, sc.attered about the room, saw Mark, Jack and. Ben Spurlock. "Are a ll t h e boys i n the city, Bob?" he asked as he sat d own. "Ye s , but Sam a n d Harry are up near the Com mon s. They nearly ran into B ill Burgess before 1 liad time to t ell them that the sneak was here." "He di d not see t h em then?" "No, but onl y becau se t h ey saw him fir s t. They had to jum p to ge t ou t of his way. The fel low knows u s a ll , i n disguise or n ot, and it is next to impo ssi bl e to d e c eive him." "Yes, I k no w t hat, and I avoid him my self for that very reason." "Have you learned anything, Dick?" Bob pres ently asked. "No, but I have found a place o f refuge, and :will take y ou t here." Dick t h e n t ol d h o w h e had met Rose Dawson, :Bob b ei n g greatly interested. While they were at their meal t h e redcoat whom Dick had already. met twice came in and passe d near their tabl e. It was impossible to tell his exact r.ank, as he :wor e an undress uniform, with no distinguishing marks about it, but h e seemed to be a person of som e importance, as every one he met paid him the greates t deference. He looked sharply at the two boys, but Dick did not appear to see that he had been noticed, continuing a careless conver sati o n with Bob. " That's the redcoat I told you of," he said when the officer had passed. " H e looked pretty sharply at you, Dick." "Yes, but he does not know that I saw it." "He looks to be some one of a good deal of im-portance, Dick." "Yes, but he is self-importance as well. I have s een generals who assumed Jes s than he does." "Very true," with a laugh. "He evidentlv has a most exalted opinion of his own abilities." " An d they may be high, but there is no need of his assuming so much." "Not at all." Dick had called for his s core and was about to settle it when the self-important redcoat their way again. He took a vacant sea t at tht table and, looking fixedly at Dick, said: are .too fii:e a young fellow to be idling your time like this. Why are you not serving your country?" :;1 am doing so,'_' Dick replied quietly. . In what capacity?" sharply. "You are an idler, you ro'.lm the stl'ee t s at all times, you frequent taverns , you associate with questionable characters , you--" "If you force your company upon me " said Pick pointedly, "that is no fault of mine.' I ditl not see k your acquaintance." !he redcoat scowled and continued: I saw you with l'ebels on Wall Street." "You know why. Some bullying boys weje an noymg an old 1rnm ancl a mel'e girl. Youlrl you have. defi:nded them yourself, sir?" 1 s good enough for rebel s ," sc oi:nfu!ly. . However, let that pass . What ai: e yo1 domg m the city?" '.'\Vhat authority have you to question me, sfr1" qmetly. "I. am your elder and yom SUJ?erior. If you an sel'vmg your country, as yo.u say you are, why a1T you not at the front? \Vh1ch branch are you inr \Vhy .are you not in uniform?" "You don't show your own rank Gen,eral " i1 a low tone. " H ow do you know that I net reasons for not showing mine?" Dick addressed the stranger as "General" at a ventu re, and he saw immediately that he had made a shrewd g u ess. The redcoat seeme d quite taken aback for a moment. At tha instant S?me officers approached, spoke to him defere11< t1ally and took u p his attention. Dick shot a quick a t Bob and stepped away, Bob followiJl&' mst.antly . "Meddle?ome upstart!" muttered Bob whea they were m the street. "What business has he 1B q u estion one, even if he be a general ?" " "J;Ie thinks he has," said Dick. Qmck, this way, he may follow . " Dick had already signalled to the other boys in the place to leave, and they did. The persistent redcoat, .attei;npting to . follow D)ck, suddenly found. three lively boys m his way. They were laughmg and talking in the livelie s t fash ion and seemed to have no idea that any one else want to pass. "Now then, you young roi sterers, have you llO for your elders?" the redcoat snapped. Clear the way, you young br.anches, o .r--" . Jack Warren turned a saucy face at the fun mg redcoat and said: "The more baste, the less speed, my fine gentk.. man. All in good time, old Fuss-and-F'eathezs V'! e are all going the same way. Take yo.; time." "Why, you impudent young scoundrel, hC'R dare you address a person of my position in that manner?" thundered the redcoat. "I'll have YIU jailed for that. Do you know who I am?" "You might be the king, but for your bad man ners, for they say he is a 11:entleman, but, whoewr you .are, that does not give you the right to fie


6 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH insulting. Go your way , and better manners to you . " Then the saucy fellow slipped away in one di rect.ion. while Mark and Ben went off in another. The pompous redcoat reached the street, bnt Dick. and Bcb had turned one of the many windings of the tortuous thoroughfare and were nowhere to be seen. Dick took Bob to the Dawson hou!"e and left him there, then go in g .:ilong to Beaver to Broadway and down to the intersection of Pearl. Here he found Mark and Ben. and in a short. tiJlle Jack appeared, still laughing. They walked up to the Bowling Green and sat under the trees, Mark relating how they had foiled the red-coat. .<-"He is a person of some importance," addecl Dick, "although I do not know his real position. It will be better to avoid him, s o as not to make him suspicio u s." "You have see n him before then?" asked Mark. "Yes," and Dick related the circumstances. Tbe11 they saw Bi11 Burgess coming and scat-te1ed, D'ck taking Mark to the hou se in Pearl street, while Jack and Ben set off toward the rve1. Bob was chatting merrily with Ro se Dawson, whom he found a very charming girl, and Dick presented Mark, presently leaving the two boys in very agreeable company and making his way uptown. When on an expedition of this sort a ll fori;nality was dispensed with and they were just boys together. Not far from the Commons Dick met Harry and Sam walking along care "Heard anything yet, boys?" he asked'. "No, Dick, and we have nob seen Bill since," rniedition that is preparing, but did not learn its de tination." "All right," r e plied the boys, and then they s ep arnt ed. Dic k w ent to a place where he usually stopped when h e was n the city, the people being good patri ots, although they kept this quiet, and spoke for quarters for the night for s ome of the boy s . The n he made his w.ay down toward the hou s e in Pearl str et to give Bob and Mark instructions . Neari n g the hou s e he saw RoRe coming toward it in t h e other direction, having b ee n out for some t im e . And, comin g behind him, unnotice d, w a s the r erlcoat, while, hiding a t the corne r of a house, waR Bill Bur g ess . CHAPTE R V.-A Re sourceful Girl. it h appe n e d, unfortunately, Bill Burges s •''!me i nto P arl stree t a s Dfrk rounc(ed one of the turns. The s u s piciou s r e dco at, making his wav toward Fra unc es Tave rn. attracte d Bill's t c n tio n at the same time. Bill w a s ready enough o betray Di ck, but he did not want to make any r oub1 , fo r hims elf. There was a boy coming a long 1 t th.a t instant, a nd Bill ran up to him. "Hel lo ," h e s aid, "go tell that soger that there's :Dick S l a t m, the r e bel, now." "Go t ell him yourself," the boy retorted. "I a i n ' t runnin' e r randR for you." "G,, ahead. :iri' I'll give y e r a Rhillin' fo y e r tro;1ble. " said R i ll. The n the hoy J a n off and deliv e r e d Bill' " message. The redcoat had see n Dick and was as sus p1c1ous .as ev er. "I s u spected he was a rebel all the time," he Bob and Mark, meantime, were entertaining the old gentleman with s ome of their experiences. Rose had gone out on an errand and expected to return shortly. Bob, with Mr. Dawson' s sword in his hand and his cocked hat on his head, was teil ing of a figh t Dick had had with some redcoat:;. The window was open and the shutters thrown back, the air being mild. " Here was Dick," said Bob, pointing with his sword, "and down here , and along here, came the redcoats. There was this road yo1,1der, clear, but the question was how to get to ft ahead o f the enemy." The old gentleman w'ls greatly interested, and Mark, near the window, listened eagerly, although he knew the story. He happened to look out carelessly while Bob was speaking and saw Dick coming, and also just enough of Bill Burgess to recognize him. "Jove!" he exclaimed. "That looks like trouble for Dick!" "What does?" said Bob, sword in hand, running to the window. It was low, and the head of those passing neath coming within easy reach of the sill. Didt continued on his way, showing no surprise at see, ing the girl and not intending to speak to her till they met at the door. He heard some on running up b ehind and turned hi s head. There was a boy running alongside a British officer, the same one Dick had met on two occasion s that day. "There is that persistent fellow again," was his thoughts, as h e went on, not altering his gait in the least, nor seeming to have seen the officer. As Dick walked carelessly on, the redcoat stepped up, took him by the arm, pointed a pistol, and said: "You are my prisoner!" "Not yet!" cried Bob from the winc\ow above, aiming a blow with his sword at the redcoat. "Hi, hi, look out, mister!" yelled the boy, running alongs ide. The officer' s hat and wig were knocked off and a long slas h made in the shoulder of his coat. Dick snatched the pis tol out of his hand and tripped up his heels, sending him flat on his back in the street. "General or no general, you go in the gutter like any other redcoat," said Dick. The girl had the door open now, and Dick darted inside, Rose quickly following. "Upstairs!" she murmured, bolting the doo r. "I will hide you where no one can find you." Bob had, meantime, stepped back into the roo m and thrown aside the sword and cocked hat. ' "There'll be lively times here in about ten sec onds," he muttered. ".Jove! But that redcoat was badly treated," laughed Mark. "This way, young sirs," said the old gentleman. He stepped to the fireplace and pressed his hand upon a bit of ornamental moulding there. At once a narrow panel slid back, revealing :\ dark passage behind. "fo with you at once," he s aid. "Follow it; there are no steps."


I THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 7 e boy s obeyed without que stion and the panel noisele ssly behind them. Then they groped 'r way in the dark, but without a sound. The I quickly entered and said: 'You have hidden them? Good! I have opened . the door leading to the garden and overturned some plants and boxe s." There was a commotion at the door below, men pounding it and shouting. Rose went to the window and looked out upon the British officer, a number of redcoats and a crowd of men and boys. "What is it?" s he asked. "Why do you make all this noise?" "There are rebel s concealed in the hou se , let us in!" demanded the officer, whose coat was cut, his wig disordered and hi s face and hands soiled and brui sed . "Some one forced an entrance; perhaps that is the rebel you seek," said Rose. "I will be down at once." She hurried to the door and opened it. "I cannot let you all in," s he said. "I can let in only the s oldiers. They will be held responsible if any damage is clone." "Stand a side," said the officer to the crowd. "Sergeant, follow me with three men. The .rest keep back these people." The officer, sergeant and three privates entered, the redcoats keeping back the crowd. "Some one went this way," Rose said, leading the way through the lower hall and offices. The door were all open, the redcoats hurrying on till they reached a rear court surrounded by light walls. In the rear there were frames set against the wall, on which boxes of plants had been placed. Some of these had been overturned as if some one had ran up, as by a ladder, and reached the wall. "Ah, this is the way the young scoundrel went," cried the officer. "He went over the wall into the next street. After him, and search high and low." "How shall we know him, sir?" asked the sergeant. "Good build, fair height, brown hair and bluegray eyes. He wears a suit of homespun and a round, wool hat." The sergeant and the three soldiers were over the wall in short order, ovexturning more of the boxes and plants . "Your men are as careless as this rebel," said Rose. "Who will arrange my plants? The flowers are broken and trampled on and many over turned." "Jove! My girl, you are the fairest flower here," said the redcoat, admiringly. "It is a pity that you .are a rebel." "But I am not," said Ro se with a laugh. "Where did you get that idea?" "But they called you a rebel, my dear, and--" "And you said anything was good enough for rebels and so you offer me your attentions. That is not much of a compliment." "My soul, but you have a keen wit. That is not so bad, do you know. You are sharp as you ru:e beautiful. I must kiss--" H e tried to catch Rose, who sprang a s ide, caus ing him to fall upon the frames supporting the plants . "Oh, dear, you are as clum sy as the rest!" c1ied Rose. "I shall have to call the dog." "Jove, rebel or no rebel, you're a little vixen!" sputtered the di sco mfit e d redcoat, picking himse l f out of the wreck of the frame. Rose ran away laughing, and the redcoat made his way back to the street, his dignity as much ruffled as his appearance. Here the boy who had been promised a shilling by Bill Burgess was raising a disturbance becaus e he could not collect it, and the crowd was anxiously waiting to see the rebel s brought out. "Disperse these persons!" said the officer, and in a short time the street was as quiet as before the disturbance. CHAPTER VI.-The Troubles of Bill Burgess. Bill Burgess was greatly disappointed at not seeing Dick Slater brought out by the redcoats. "I seen Dick Slater go in there an' I seen Bob E stabrook at the winder," he sputtered. '1Why don't yer bring--" The redcoats drove Bill away, and then the boy to whoip. he had promised a shilling went up to him. "You' e a snel!k," he said. "You said you would give me a shilling for telling that redcoat something and you didn't." "I said I'd give it to yer when Dick Slater was 'rested, an' he hain't been 'rested yet." "You didn't say anything about it; you told me to tell the redcoat that thel'.e was Dick Slater, and you'd gimme a shillin' an' you didn't give it to me yet." "Well, you wait," Bill laughed, ".an' mebbe you'll git it, an' mebbe you won't." "You mean sneak, take that!" said the boy, giving Bill two smart kicks o,n the shins with his stout shoes . Bill howled with pain and started after the boy to punish him, but was unable to catch him. Meanwhile, when all was quiet and the shadows began to steal into the winding street, Ro se opened the door and let the boys out one at a time. The few pers ons who saw the boys leave paid no attention to them and the1e was no outcry nor alarm. Dick went towards Wall Street and Bob and Mark towards Broad, Mark turning jnto the nameless ally east of Fraunces Tavern and coming out upon Broad street farther up. Bob 5aw two or three redcoats coming out of the tave.rn but they took no notice of hhh. Mark met the officer who had caused all the trouble, but, as he had not seen the boy before, he did npt recogn:ize him. Mark blew hi s nose noisily and Bob, knowing this to be a signal, crossed the strt>el and so avoided the pompous redcoat. The th;e e boys met on Wall Street and went up to Broadway. "Well, being on the watch bi;ings lively times:' chuckled Bob. "Fo,r the redcoats , at any rate," added Mark with a laugh. "I would have given a crown to see that fussy redcoat go floundering about among the pots of plants. " Ro se had told them about the ludic r ous incident and they had been highly amused. "It will be as well pot to go back there," ob sei:ved Dick. "The place may be watc hed." "I have no doubt it will," d eclared Bob. "Bill


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WAT.CH Burges s will haunt it if he gets the notion that we may return." " Bill wants to get old Jack after him," laughed l\1ark. "He enjoys thrashing that Tory bully as much a s anything." Jack had promised Bill a number of thrashings jn the pas t and had always kept his word. .At Brnadway Dick walked toward the Bowlmg Green Bob and Mark going south. A little south of the' ruins of Trinity Church, burned in a fire a few years before, Dick came upon Jack. "The enemy are about to send troops into the Jerseys, Dick," the boy said. " I have been around the war office and a t the barracks and have seen the preparations." "'l'hi& must be the one we heard of, then," an swered Dick. "No doubt, and the general will be glad to hear of it." "Some counter move will be made, Jack." "Do you know what it is?" "No, although I can gues s. The French troops a e expected shortly from New England, and I think that some move will be made toward New York." "Jove! That will alarm them, Dick." "Yes. You know an invasion of New York was contemplate d once b e fore, but failed of ac compliJ;;hment . " "Yes, so it "The commande1 -in-chi e f has considered,. it more than once and I would not be surprised if it would be ungertaken now, a s soon as the troops l eave the city. " "I hop e the Liberfy Boys will take part in it, ])ick," aid J ac k eage rly. "You can be swe t bey will, Jack. Go to inn neat the C o mmons and tell Bob tha t I thmk we will le a ve the city in the morning." good, " and Jack s e t off on his errand. B e t wee n Bowling Green and Whitehall Whar f Dick met Harry Thurber and S a m Sanderson. "The t roops are getting ready for a marauding expediti on in New Jersey, Dick," Sam said. "We heard a number of officers and men talkinli!' about it." "Tl1 a t confirm s what Jack s aid.'' answered Di c k. "We have learned much, although we have be e n here only since morning." "Be c a u s e we ;have the boy s scattered about the city," o b served Harry. "Yes , thei:e is a great deal in that, and then the boys have been very wide awake , as well." S e n ding the boys ahead, a s it was getting on t owa1 d of a long day, Dick continued his in ves ti gations. Jack went on up Broadwa y and at John street came upon Bill Burgess. Bill r ec ognized him and at once began to open his mouth to y e ll. Jack him by the ear and gave him a stinging slap on the cheek. "Ouch!" yelled Bill. "I'll give you one on the other side to even things up, if you S-'.lY a word, Bill," threa t ened Jack. "See t hat y ou don't, " said J ack, <;1rawing back his ha1: d . " Are you go ing to c a ll me n a mes?" "No, y o u lcggo!" for J ac k was holdin g on to that ear p r e t t y ti ght. "What' s the matter?" asked a young middy, c oming up at that moment. "There isn't .anything the matter," said J ack, "except that t hi s fell o w i s a sneak and call s me a rebel every tirle h e sees me.'1 "H'm, yo u aren't a reb e l, are you? " "No. of cc;urse not. and I won't stand being call e d one . Would yo u?" "C('rtainly not, give him another, " said the middy. "Are yo u going to stop it, B ill ? " asked Jack. The question was emphasized b y a twist of Bill's ear. "Y cs . Ouch! Yo u leg go!" yelled Bill . "And you won't call me a r ebe l , nor anything else ? " with another twist. "No. O uch! Quit it!" a n d B ill h owled w orse than before. "All right, you s ee that yo u don't, " a n d J ack went on. A s s oon as Bill got his breath he t urned and shouted: "Rebel, you ; yo u rebel. Come back here if you --" The middy gave Bill a s u dden kick which cut short his abuse. "Keep s till, you donkey!" he said, "or that boy will come back and give you another." Two or three more middies came up a t this mom ent. "What's the matter , Hotchkiss?" "What are you kicking the stupid for, Hotch ;" "Calling folks rebel s when they're n ot, that's why. " "Ca ll you a rebel, eh? I'll give him one my self for that." In fact Bill got two or three kicks before h e took himself out of harm's way. "He was a i e bel," he wh i ned, ".an' yo u let him get awa y. He' s one o' the Liberty Boys an' there's been three or four o' 'em here an' it's all y our fault tha t they wasn't arrested. " The middie s would not b e li e v e him, but went away laughing, which J ack \Varre n would have e choed had he been there. The sun had set and it was growing dark when Dic k reache d the qui e t l ittle inn where they were going to put up for t h e night. The boys were all in by the time D i ck a n ived, and they shortly had their suppers and t e n met in Dick's room t o hav e a quiet chat of an hour or s o before going to bed. "It has been a bus y day for all of us, " said Dick at last, "for we ' ve a ll been on the wat ch, and something is bound to come of it." CHAPTER VII.-Good News. The boys set o ff on their way back to Kings. bridge early the next morning. Jack W arren. walking up o n the west side of the Common, saw o l d man Burgess's chai s e standing in front of a cheap tavern on a s ide stleet. "Here's a chance fo r a r i d e ," chuckled J ack. Mr. Burgess was a t all, s t out m a n, and his chai s e was bui!!. b a cc ommodate him. It had a wide, d eep , w e llc u s hi one d seat, and there was plenty of room under it. Jack aui etly got unde r ' it and s towed him self away with little diffic ul t y, Burgei;s having put a .Qox under it, wh i c h k ept


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH .. 9 Jac k from iolling forward. He got something o f a shaking up, but he pas$eci through the lines without trouble. Burgess stopped at a tavern a l ittle beyond the further lmes , and then Jack rot out. Bill saw him and said: "Hello, where'd you come from, yer ieb e l ?" "I told you not to do, Bill," said Jack. " That's a pretty easy going chaise of your father's. Much obliged for the ride. " "H'm! You be e n ridin' in that shay of ours?" "Yes; it's much better than walking, Bill," said J ack, with a laugh. "You gotter pay for ther ride, yer blame reb el ," snarled Bill. "All right; I'll pay you now," said J.ack, takin g a step forward. Bill evidently thought that Jack meant to do hi m a personal injury and fled. Jack w a lked th e rest of the way, and had a good story to tell th e others when the y c a me in. Ben and Sam g ot a chance to go up the river in the same sloop t hat had brought Bob do'wn, while Mark and Harry rode home with a fat drover who had come to the city the night b efore with a load o f beef, and wanted to sleep going back, .and w a s q uite willing to let them drive . The y s towed him awav under some canvas in the cart and used hi s pass when going through the lines. Dick a nd Bob set out together, after the others had started and had been gone some time . "Give the boys a chance, Bob," s aid Dick. "I'll trust to their all g etting throu g h Dick,'' returned Bob. "They it too many times. " The boys set out along the east s ide of the Common, past the Provos t j a il, and tow ard the Bowery lane. Well above the jail they c arne upon some men taking a string o f horses u p to Harlem Heights. They h a d s om e diffi c ulty in m anagi n g them, being evi dently n e w to the bus i n e s . Dic k and Bob helped the m, and at last Di c k jum p ed upon one of the h o r s e s , bare b a ck e d, and manage d the string so well that the m e n were greatly pleased. Bob jumped on anot her, .and b etwee n the m the two boys did mo s t o f the work. They got through b oth lines, and a t last whe n the horses, intende d for the army, were at their de s tination, the head of the party said to Dick: "If you want work at breaking in these horses I can g e t it for you, with good wages and your keep." "I'll think it over," said Dick. "I couldn't do it without seeing the folk s .about it." "Well, you let u s know, anyhow." "If you don't s e e me, you'll lmow I can't take the job," said Dick. The boys went on, findin.11: that most of the b oys had arrived at the tavern. By noon the y had all arrived, and then the whole party set out for the camp. They were heartily welcom e d when they reached it at l.ast, the rest of the Liberty Boys being anxious to know how they had fared. I Dick set out for the headquarters of the patriot army the next day. When he returned in the evening he called Bob and Mark into his tent. "I saw the general," he said. "There is to be a counter move ag.ainst the enemy, as we supp osed." "What is it?" asked Bob. "There is a plot to inv a d e New York. The Duke de Lauzen i s to h a v e of it, a nd the attack is to be made at K i n gsbl'idge." "The Liberty Boy s a r e t o tak e part in it' ? " asked Bob eagerly. "Yes." "Hurrah!" cried both Bob and Mark in a b1cath. CHAPTER VIII.-Mischie f Brewing . The expedition against N e w York wa s n o t g q ing to be put on foot at on ce , and Dick decidc c [ to pay a visit to his home fir s : H e and Bob lived clo s e halfway betwee1,1 \ Vhh c Plains a n d Tarry t own. The two b oys we r e like brothers , and would be som e day, the sister of eac h b eing the sw eetheart of t h e other . ob had a father and a mother, but Dick had lo s t h is father at the beginning of the war. The elder Slater b a d b een killed by a erous Tory , be ing shot de a d at his o w n door in cold blood. Dick, horrifie d at the crue l death of his father, had then shot the mu;rder er, givi,ng him a mo;rtal wound. It was but jus t i c e , but the son of the murderer had sworn to b e avenged, and never allowed an opportun'ty to pass fo doing Dick an injury. Up to this t i m e , how ever, he had n e ve r b ee n able. to g e t h e b e tter o f Dick', and, a s a u sual thi;n g , the. never m e t tha t Dick did not g i v e young Scroggs a s und t hrashin& Young Scroggs, Bill Burges and a score or 101e o f similar charact e r were a ssociates, n ev e r seeing a patriot that they d i d nota n:no y . They ge n erally went ab out in iarge n u;nb e r s , and neve.:r attacke d a patriot unless the. od ds w ere g r eatly i n the i r favor, bein g coWaJ; s .as w e ll a s bullies.. They hate d the L i berty B oy s , but the b oys p a i d v e r y little a t t e n tio n to t h.em, e..xcetit w he. they c aught the young bullies up to m i schief o r anno y in g b o y s smaller and youni:;e r t h ari ' t h em&elves . The morning after D ic,k' s return from New Yo r k he and B o b se t ou t o n tbe il' hors e s t o v isit the i r homes. They w e r e wi thin a .mi le of their hom es w hen the v saw a umber o f T oi'Y b oy;; coming toward them. There wE"e B'ill B urges>, Ilany J o nes, Scroggs .an d a d ozen or more b e si des, s om e of them quite a s big as Djc o r B ob. "The r e are t ho s e Tor y b ullie s ," said Bo b . " Bill Burg ess will w ant :re v e n ge or the t hras hing J a<'k WaT r e n g a ve him." "Very li ke l y , but w e oug:]it to aYoi d a fight if w e can. There i s ,no g loTy i n ;mer e brawls with bullies." "No, but the. r e s s om e in thrashing "1 bully and s n eak,'' chu ck l e d Bob. "Not ery muc;h," quietly. "It mak e..s yo u feel a s i f you m i ght be in be tte;r business , for i t does not cure t hem of bullyin!'. They simply keep out of your way." "All the same," laughed B q b , "if the b othe i me they will catch a thrash in g . " The boys, upon se eing D ick a n d B o b, had h a l ted and se t to work g etting sto u t sticks and coll e c ting stones . As the boy s a p p r oached , youn g S c rogg s , the bigges t bully in the crow d, s houted : '-"Come on, y e r e be ls , a n ' we'll "Warm y c r jackets fur yer."


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH "We're goin' ter give yer the wust lickin' we ever gave yer, rebels," growled Hank Jones. "You young liar, you have never given u s one," sputtered Bob. "And you never could." "Look here, Bill Burgess and the rest," said Dick, halting, "we are not going to stand any non sense. If you get in our way we will ride right over you." "Huh, yer feel big ye got away, don't ye?" sneered Bill. "That W.arren feller stole a ride in our shay, he did." Bob smi led and Dick said: "Get out of the way, I tell you!" "Huh! Them friends o' vours down in Pearl street air goin' ter ketch \ t fur hidin' rebels. My dad's got a mortgage on their ole hou se , an' he's goin' ter foreclose on 'em, an' have 'em put out in the street." "Come on, Bob,'' said Dick. The two boys made a sudden dash right at the crowd of young bullie s. They had not expected this, and some of them fell in trying to get away. Some escaped safely, but Scroggs fell in the ditch, Bill Burgess went over the fence on his head into a lot of brambles, and young Jones measured his length in the dusty road. The boys went on at a gallop, but presently s lackened their pace and went on at .a more moderate rate. "Do you s uppo se that is so, what Bill Burgess said about the Dawsons?" asked Bob. "I don't know, but I do know that if old man Burgess could take a mean advantag-e of them he would do it." "The old man has emp loyed some very questionab l e methods at times, and he would not stop at dishonesty if h e could escape detection." "At any rate he goes as close to the law as he can." "I think he slips over it at times,'' said Bob decidedly. "My opinion is that he is a dishonest old scamp, and that if the truth were known, he would b e found to have swindled more than one." "He has certainly been guilty of sharp prac tice," replied Dick, "but one must have undis-putable proof to charge dishonesty." ''Re tried to cheat Will Freeman's mother out of her property, and we know of other cases." "I was certainly enough that the man wanted to cheat,'' said Dick, ''but the evidence was lacking." "Well, I s uppose it was, but you can't con vince me that old man Burgess is not an old ras cal," emphatically. "I don!t want to convince you, Bob,'' with a smile. ul merely say that it is not always easy to pro\1-e what one believes." They soon reached Dick's 'Pretty home, and, dismounting at the gate, ran up the gravel walk to the wine-covered door. Two very pretty girls ran to meet them, and were promptly embraced ana kissed in turn by the two boy::,. The girls were Edith Slater and Alice. Estabrook, fast friends and usually to be found in comJ?any. "Is mother well, sister?" asked Dick. "Yes, brother, she is doing very nicely. You have no distressing news?" " No . We are going on an expedition to New York. There is a plot to invade it, and we are going with the expedition." "You have been to New York, although you know how dangerou it is,'' said Alice. "Yes, but General Washington sent me there, my girl. Would you have me refuse to go?" "Certainly not," with .a laugh, "and I was only teasing." "But how did you know, sister?" asked Bob. "Stella told us. Her sweet cousin, Bill, told her that he made you boys get out in a hurry, and that he would have arrested you in another minute." "He?" laughed Bob. "He kept out of the way. I saw him sneaking behind a house. Much he did about it except to inform on us." Entering the hou se , the boys found Stell.a Burgess sitting with Dick's mother, being a great favorite of the latter. Dick: told briefly of their adventure in New York, of their meeting Rose Daws on in New York, and of what Bill Burgess had said of the mortgage. "The old man would take any advantage he could,'' said Stella, "and without regard to right or justice, or even law, if he could escape detec tion. " "That is Bill's opinion, also,'' laughed Dick. "I don't know anythineof the matter, but I should hate to see any trouble come to either Rose or Mr. Dawson." "I don't know anything about it myself," added Stella, "but the very fact that the girl is a patriot would make the old man wish to acfvantage of her." . , "I have heard that he has cheated Tories , a1so,'' said Bob, "so you see he is impartial." "I wish I could learn something about tinued Dick. "I hardly think that Mr. Dawson would put himself in the power of so unscrupulous a perso n as old man Burgess, and I :Lear trickery." "You can take an oath on that," said Bob, impetuous ly. "Well, I shall find out about it as s oon as I can," continued Dick. The boys remained to dinner and the n after a visit to Bob's father and mother, set out upon their return. They had just entered a road which led through quite a piece of woods, when they saw ahead of them old man Burgess and a number of Tories on horseback. The Tories were evidently waiting for the boys. One of the Tories was Hank Jones, and he now ordered the boys to surrender or take the consequences . But Dick had no thought of such a thing. Signaling Bob, both boys put spm;s to their horses. Such a frightened lot of Tories it would be hard to find at another time. They separated and let the boys !>"O through with a rush. Just as they passed them both boys drew pistols and fired. The Tories neve D answered, but hastened to get away from the place. Bob and Dick gave a low chuckle when they saw the plight they had put the Tories in. Dick and Bob then returned to camp. Determined to find out what old man Burges!J intended to do in the matter of Mrs. Dawson's property, Dick set off to see him after resting a while. He met the old money-lender in town, but not learn anything-. as Burgess shut up tight as a clam when Di ck mentioned the matter, and


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 11 would have nothing to say. Dick therefore set out on his return to camp. He was p.assing a wood when he saw a figure for a moment and then a puff of smoke. Before he heard the sound of the shot he was off his hors e . The bullet whistled harmlessly past him, and he dashed into the wood after the figure he had seen. This mus t be the same one who had :fired upon him before, he reasoned, and he meant to C'ltch his secret enemy. His quick sight and his rapidity of motion had saved him, and now he must catch the enemy. Major would wait for him without being tethered, and no one would steal the horse. Now he suddenly realized why he had not caught the enemy before when he and Bob were together. When he saw the figure first, and saw the shot :fired, he noticed that it was a Jong green coat. In the deeper woods it would not be pos sible to distinguish him from the trees. Just here, how ever, the woods had been op en and the light strong, and Dick had seen everything. The figure was that of a boy a little smaller than himself. H e seemed fleet of foot, but so was Dick, and now that he had caught sight of the figure in green, it could not ag.ain escape him. He fairly raced after the strange creature, who kept on at a swift pace, and chose the densest parts of the wood!'\. Once having caught sight of him, however, Dick was not to be deceived. The boy's coat was long and the skirt fluttered as he ran, looking easily like the waving branches of trees. Before, when the shot had been fired, Dick had not caught sight of the figure, and thus the boy had es caped. Both he and Bob had heard footsteps , but had seen no ope, and had been greatly puzzled. Now, however, all was clear, and Dick resolved not to lose sight of his mysterious foe. The Qu een's Rangers and some other Tory independents wore green uniforms, but this strange boy was not one of these. His coat, breeche s , ho se, hat and everything were green, and made in such fashion as to look like leaves. "If I had not caught that one swift glance at him," Dick said to himself, "I would have been deceived, as Bob and I were before." Now, however, he prepared, and did not mean to let the strange creature escape. He caught a full view of the boy more than once, and could have brought him down with a shot. He had no wish to s hoot him, however, but to capture him and prevent hi s doing further mischief. Deeper into the woods the boy ran, and Dick knew that in this direction they extended for miles. Dick ran .after him and steadily gained, although the chase led through tangled brush, among great masses of ledge rock and over boggy patches where one not used to the ground could easily have sunk to the knees at one false step. The fleeing boy seemed to know the nature of the ground over which he raced as well as Dick did. Dick was still gaining when the boy disap peared behind a clump of thick bushes. It was only a few moments before Dick passed them himself. And then nothing waf h be seen of the fugitive. Before him was a considerable open space, in the middle of which was a great dead tree, standing like a skeleton in the midst of everything green and fresh. The upper part of it was broken, but the trunk still stood thirty feet from the ground, two great limb s strefching out like arms to the sky. "Where is he?" asked Dick. The boy had disappeared but he had left his footprints behind, and Dick was quick to see these. He followed them rapidly to the dead tree, but saw in a moment that they did not go beyond. He passed to the other side and s'i w, not quite as high as his head, a great hole in the trunk. The tree was. hollow, and the strange creature had entered by this hole and was now hiding inside. Dick rapped sharply on the ti:unk and called out loudly: "Come out of your hiding place, boy. I know where you are." There was no answer, and Dick, taking his knife, cut into the bark, which gave way l ike chalk. He tore out gi:eat pieces, enlarging the hole so that it extended to hjs breast level. There was no one to be seen, and yet Diel_< was certain that the fugitive had hidden there. earing away still more of the bark, Dick stood c lo se to the tree and looked into the hollow. He thought the boy might be crouching at the bottom, which seemed to reach quite to the ground. Then he picked up a heavy $to,ne and dropped it It was a few moments before he could h ar it fall. "Ha! The trunk is not only hollo w," he said, "but there is a hole under it as well." . ' CHAPTER IX.-Tbe Boy iJi t h e G1;een Coat. The tree had partly J:.Otted and had been set fire to as well , so that''the entiTe trunk from whe r the branches began was hollow. From ' h ere h s tood Dick could not see how a the cavity tle scended. With hi s knife and hi fo1 h posAlssed great strength, Dick took away g:eat slabs of bark and burne OJ" rotten wood. las t he had cleared away e nou g h o jj the wood u.wl bark to be .able to step right into the tree from the ground. Kneeling on the ground, he down. There was a hole big el)oug h or one to pass through easily leading down to lare below. The boy in the g-reen coat was not to be seen, nor was anything to be heard o hi m. Collecting a pile of dry leav es , Dick cl a sulphur match and se t fir e to j t. Then he thrE>w the lighted leaves into the hol e , pushing: them down with a stick. They fell to some little ( Fs tance and Dick could see them bu1ning. He cou1d se e that there was a bole down there l'rnt could not dE'termine its size or h iliht. "It may have be en made l a;r;ger thai:i it wa:, originally," h e thought, "by this very d'eJ)ow . " A bear or a fox cou ld h ave

12 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH to make more smoke. In a few moments he saw thicher HmoKe coming from the bushe:;. He went to the spo t and advanced cautiously, so as not to fall into any hole that might be there. He presently found an opening large enough for him to crawl into. It led down in a slanting direction, anJ communicated with the hole under the hol lo. w tree. "I'll stop his getting in that way," said Dick to him se lf, collecting a number of large s tones. Some he had to roll over and over, they were s o big, and these he put 1n fir s t. Then he filled the cracks with smalle stones and with earth, :;ocls a'nd leaves. Presently the smo k e came out only at the hollow trunk, so that he knew that the second aperture was tightly closed. Then he rolled stone s into the hollow in the tree, knowing that there was no one below. He closed it up at length a-nd then went away. "That's one less refuge he will have, if I get after him again," thought Dick. He then set out to find Major, following his trail back to where he had left the intelligent anil1Jal. On his way he suddenly saw a figure in green standing in the path at a little distance. It was the boy in the green coat, as it was not likely that there wei;e two s uch. "So he is around again, eh?" he muttered. "He can hardly think he is going to get another shot .at me.'' H e drew his pistol and advanced rapidly, but cautiou s ly, keeping a tree always between him and the mysterious creature. Now and then he peere d out to see if the boy was still there. The bov had not moved s ince Dick had fir s t seen him. J)ic k went on more rapidly, hoping to surprise the queer fe\low. At last he could see him very dis tinctly, standing in the same po s ition as at first, looking down. Crouching on the ground, Dick a dvanced rapidly till within a few f.eet of the strange 'figure. Then he suddenly sprang up, darted forward and seized the boy in green. To hi s great surprise he found that he had nothing but a stuffed figure in his arms. Two sticks, runn1ng from top to bottom, and driven into the ground, had supported it, .and, as the head was bowed, Dick had been completely deceived. The figure fell apart in his arms and bick threw it down. Then he heard a laugh, and saw some one suddenly running away. It was a boy in shirt and breeches, bare-headed and with a short rifle in his hand. Dick ran after him, not doubting that he was the boy in the green coat that had given him such a chase. The boy dodged behind a tree and fired, the shot passing over Dick's head. The young captain saw the flash, and at once adopted Indian tactics by He was up in a moment, racing after the boy, who ran like the wind. He reached Dick's horse and t ,ried to get on his back, but the intelligent .animal ran away and would not let him approach. Even if he had been tethered he would not have allowed a stranger to mount him, having been thus taught by Dick. Finally, finding that he was only losing time by trying to mount the )lorse, the mysterious boy d.ashed away into t h e woods. Dick followed him on Major till he came to the Neperan or Sawn1ill rivet;. The boy had plunged in, but whether he had swam upstream or down Dick could not tell. "He has gotten om me. this time for certain," he said. "I shall have to be on the watch for him a s well a s for the enemy." Feeling that there was no further use in fol lowing the strange boy in green at that time, Dick returned to camp. "You know the fellow who fired upon us, Bob?" he said, meeting the young first lieutenant. "Yes, we could not find him." "Well, I think I have discovered him," and Dick related hi s adventure. "That is a strange story,_ Dick," said Bob. "We shall have to tell the boys to be on the watch for a boy in green." "Yes, you h'ld better instruct them to that pur pose." "Did you find out anything from Burgess, Dick?" asked Bob. "Nothing at all, but I think he is up to mischief and I s hall have to keep a watch on him also." "He will always bear watching, and there are plenty more like him," rejoined Bob. The Liberty Boy s were instructed to be on the watch for a boy in green, who evidently had designs on Dick. "Sure, he do have no right to wear green, the robber," said Patsy emphatically. "It's only an honest Oirishman that can wear it." "Was all dose Irishers honest?" asked Carl. "Well, maybe not, but Oi don't know anny that aren't.'' "Dose Hessians was some of dem wore green, Batsy." "More shame to thim, thin, for disgracin' it, the vilyans.'' "Und dot grass green und dot don'd was Irish." • "An' ye're green yerself, be the same token, an' dear knows ye're not Oirish," roared Patsy. "Dot was noddings . don'd was Irish. You don'd was der only peoples.'' "No, but we're the foinest,'' with a laugh. "Ifumbug!" sputtered Carl, and the discussion was not res umed . That evening word was sent to Dick to put the Liberty Boys on the march, as the Duke de Lauzun was shortly expected. The boys received this news gladly, and were promptly on the march, hoping that the plot to invade New York would prove successful. CHAPTER X.-The Invasi on Fails . Washington had left hi s camp at Peeksk ill in the morning, making a brief halt at Croton Bridge. At Sleepy Hollow Church, near Tarry town, he made .another, and here the Liberty Boy s came up with him. De Lauzun was supposed to be on the march, but the Liberty Boys now joined the commander-in-chief's forces and went on. They arrived at Valentine's Hill, four miles above Kingsbridge, at about sunrise. Here the general po sted himself to cover the detached troops and improve any adv.antages that might be gained by them. The Liberty Boys went for ward cautiously, hoping to meet the Duke de Lau zun and join him in the attack on They were proceeding at an easy gait when they heard firing in the direction of Spyten Duivel. "Forward, Liberty Boys!" shouted Dick. "There


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 13 ".till'.:Jll!mi:>thing going on, and we mus t take part. in 'berty forever, on t o New York!" cried the incoln, according to his part of the plan, had Peekskill on July 1st, with eight hundred and artillery, and proceeded to Teller's 'nt. Here they embarked in boats, with mufoars, and rowed away. At daylight they kept eoncealed under the land, while Lincoln crossed to Fort Le e to reconnoiter Fort Washinl!ton from the cliff s oppo s ite . To hi s dismay, he di s covered a British force encamped on the northern end ef New York island, and a ship of war anchored pi the river. The troops which had been sent to )(ew Jersey had returned, and the e n emy were Cll the alert. The surprising of the po s t was now out of the f111estion, and Lincoln determined to ai d de Lau sun in dispersing Delancey' s forc e s, as he h a d Ileen instruct ed to do in cas e hi s own p art of the scheme failed. On the morning that Di ck Slater and the Liberty Boy s set out from Valentine's Hill, D e Lauzun, being then at Eas t Che ster, landed his t roops above Spyten Duiv e l creek and took possession of the high g r ound on the north of Har l em river. Here he was di scovered by a foraging party of the enemy, fift e en hundred in number. The y sallied out at d ay break to scour the country , and were greatly astoni shed at see ing the patriots. A skirmis h at once e n s ued. It was thi s firing which had aTou s ed Dick and cau sed him to hasten to the s pot. It al o made de Lauzun hurry on from Eas t Ch ester, although his troops were fatigued by a long march in sultry weather. Washington als o hear d the firing, and advanced with hi s troops from Valentine's Hill. D ela ncey, hearing the firing, retreated in time to avoid being cut off by De Lauzun. The Lib .erty Boys r od e on in all haste a n d cam e upon the redcoats fighting with Lincoln. At once they threw themselves into the fight. Although but one hundred in number, they fought with s u c h vigor that their coming had a great effect. Volley after volley rang out from musket and pis tol, and time after time the gallant lads charged. They were drive n back by force of numbers , of cours e, but woul d charge again at s ome fres h point, fir e a volley and then fall back. Lauzun's troops , coming.up, gave fres h courage to the patriots . Then Washington arrived from V a lentine's Hill , and the enemy found their hands full. hey qui ckly retreated to their boats and cross ed over to New York island, after lo sing a number of men killed and wounded and b eing made pris oners. The objects of the expedition had not been accompli shed, but Washington di d not c are to further fatigue his troops, and a llowe d t hem t o simpl y remain on their arms while he spent a goo d part of the day in reconnoitering the enemy's works. In the afternoon he r eturned to Valentine's Bill and on the nex t day marched to "Dob b ' s On the sixth day o f July Washingto n was jo ined by the Count d e R ochambe'lu, and the allied French and American armies enc,i.mped, the valley of the N eperan being between thm. The Americans were in t w o line s , resting on the Hud son and Dobb' s F erry, where it was covered by batteries , and extendi n g eastward toward the Neperan. The French army wa!" i n r: sinvle line on the hills farther east, reaching to the Bronx. The French encampment made a gallant display a long the Greenburgh hills, the officers taking a pride in decorating their tents and fon ing llttle gardens in their vicinity. The Liberty oys, being encamped near the Erench line s , went over to visit the foreigners. Patsy, Carl and some otht\ s were in the French camp. "Sure, ye'd think it wor a fai: r , be all the grandeurs," said Patsy, "but thin that' s loike the Frinch." "What do you know about the French?" a s ked Ben Spurlock. "Sure Oi know a lot av things . Oi c a n spake bootiful Frinch, do ye moind." "Can you though?" a sked Sam in a rather in credulous tone. "An' phwy not, faith?" "Who was ever heard a Iris h e r spokin g French?" laughed Carl. "Sure th J?igs in Oirland do be spakin' Frinch, no less, me boy." "How dot was ?" "Why, if you s p tl ke to thim, they'll say "oui oui,' an' everybody knows that that manes 'yis,' do ye moi n d . " "Humbug!" retorted Carl. " Come along and let us hear you," said Ben. "I'd like to know how to speak French." "Sure Oi'll s how ye, Ben, me bye. Oi do be wantin' something an' Oi'll ax the cook." Stoppi n g in front of the galley tent Patsy s tepped up to a jolly-looking fellow in a white jacket and cap. with waxed mustaches and a red. head. 1'Parley-voo frongsay, m'shoo?" Patsy s aid. The jolly-looking feUow looked at "Poll y-vo o frongs ay, m's hoo, Oi r epeated Patsy. "Don't yez spake Frinch ? " "An' i s that Frinch ?" a s ked the othe:t with a laugh. "Sure O i thought yez wor callin' m e s ome koind av names, an' Oi wor goin' to larrup y e in a minyute." "Sure y e 're Oiri s h,I' said Pats y in disgus t . "An' that's no fault av mine. Oi cua have bee n Frinch av Oi'd Joike. Oi'm thinkin' yez had ome, thin' to do wid th' ould sod yers elf." "But, Pats y, you are not s howing u s how well you can speak French,'' said Ben. " I would like to hear you." " I could said 'Barley; woo vronsay' m e in se lluf," sputtered Carl. "Dot was nod ings . L ette d me _ heard you s aid somed ings more a s dot." "But sure Oi thought yez wor a Frenchman, wid yer mus tachios sh.tickin g out a s sYi raight as bayonets,' Patsy went on. "Sure that' s only to kape thim out av the s o u p whin Oi do be tastin' it," laughed the o t her. Sm:e all the Frinch Oi know is ' olly vooz ong,' and Oi hear e nough a v that." "An' what d o e s that man e at all ?" ask ed Patsy J for getting t hat h e said he knew F rench. " G et out. " " So O i will, but ye're not very poloit e , O i'm thinki n '." "G o on., wid yez," with a laugh. "It's the ' o lly v ooz ong' that man es that. S ure vyez ca n s htay as long a s e l o i k e . " ' 1Thank y'e k oindly , 01 t hink O i wil l , a v ye:& don' t m oind . "


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH "But, Patsy," laughed Ben, "you haven't shown u s h ow well you can speak French." "Sure Oi've no time," said Patsy, "an' Oi'm not so su,re that they spake it roight here annyhow, an' t hey'd not be undherstandin' me, at all." "Humbug!" said Carl, and all the boys laugb.ed. CHAPTER XI.-In the Enemy's Camp. With the allied .armies encamped in Westches ter, and the British in New York, there was plenty of opportunities for the Liberty Boys to be on the watch. A light body like the Liberty Boys could move rapidly from place to place, and be more effective in case any sudden forays were t o be made or i'f the enemy made them. Dick was ordered dpwn somewhat nearer to Kingsbridge to be on hand in just such an event, and both he and the Liberty Boys welcomed the op portunity to be of u se to the country and its cau se . The camp was moved nearer to Kings bridge, therefore, and all the boys were in structed to be on the watch at all times. WMn the boys were settled in camp Dick put on .a dis g ui se, took an ordinary horse and set out to spy upon the redcoats. Major was too well known to the enemy, and he was left behind. Dick crossed the bridge without trouble, there bein11: a number of persons on it at the time. There were ordi nary farmers and laborers, and excited no sus picion. Dick met one or two goini? the otheT way whom he regarded closely and yet without .appearing to do so. He thought that one or another of them might be a spy. He was satisfied that none of them was such , however, and went on carelessly. Shoi-tly before reaching the camp he left his horse under a tree a little back from the Toad, tether ing i t s o that it might not wander away. Reachihg the camJ?, he was walking carele ss ly, when a sentry challenged him. "Halt! What do you want? Who aTe you? Where are you going?" "Ain't going no pJace, just want to look around, tha' all. Be you the gep.'ral?" " No , y ou donkey, of course not. I'm only a SentJ:Y. " 'Sl{ uck s ! A hull centu:i:y. You don't look as ol a s an that . " " Oh I'm a picket, then:" .impatiently. "You can't dom .. in." "A picket? Ifuh, you're fooling. A picket belongs t a' fence. You' e alive. You ain't no picket." ' 'You're an idiot !" sharply. "What do you wantJ anyhow?" "Don't want nothing, I tell you. I'm only looking around. Say, them's pretty clothes you got on. Do they let you wear them week days a s well as Sunday?" 'The man laughed, thinking Dick little le ss than a fool. '"Ob, y ou just want to look around, eh?" he asked. • 'That's all. Do a ll the fellei:s look as fine as you? Say, will that gun go off? I 'most think you'd be scared of i't, I shoul d." Then a sergeant came up . "Who's the boy, Haskell?" "Just a fool, that's all. He wants to look around." "Are you a rebel, boy?" asked the sergeant, sharply. "Huh, what say?" stupidly, and the question was repeated. "Huh, I dunno. What is it? Anything bad? Do they grow 'round here?" "Yes, they do," with a laugh, "and pretty plenty some times, and quite lively." "Huh! you mean rabbits," in disgust. "No, I ain't one o' them, o' course not. I guess you're foolish." The sergeant laughed, thinking this a very funny idea, and said: "Go ahead, and look out that you don't steal any of the cannon." "What's them?" simply. "There's one now," with a laugh, pointing to a field piece. "Huh! I guess you're a little bit touched in the head, ain't you? How 'm I agoing to steal that? I wouldn't know what to do with it anyhow." There were a number of corporals and privates about now, and they all laughed. "Huh. they're laughing at you," said Dick. laughing himself. "They know you're looney, same as I do." Then he went on at an easy gait, the men laughing again. "He's a rich one, ain't he? A regular fool and don't know it." "That's the funniest thing yet, don't know we're making game of him, and just thinks we are all fooli s h like himself." that's the funniest joke I ever h earrl ." Thmks rebels are rabbits. Oho, but that's rich!" Dick went on carelessly, attracting no par ticular attention. There were other country bovs such as he appeared to be, in camp, and the jokii:ig. with them, thinking it great sport. Durmg this mteryal he n?ticed much, pickin g up a great deal of mformation. At length he saw a boy of about his own size, but with a rather vacant expression, talking to the sergeant who had laughed so boisterously: He was not lauO'h ingat the boy, although the latter seemed rather simple-minded, but seemed to be listening to him. The boy was telling him something and appeared to be greatly interested. ' "I wonder if he can be a spy?" was D ick's thought. "I don't seem to know him an d yet--" ' . H e looked the face, on the quie t, and did not recall it. Dick had a wonderful memory for and voices, and never forgot them. He ;was, that he had not seen the strange iJoy s face, and yet there was somethin"' familiar the fellow which puzzled him. "' I cannot have seen him," he thought. "If I had, I would remember him." He turned aside, still puzzled, still feeling that he had seen the boy somewhere, but not knowing where. He was thinking of leaving the camp havinglearned much, when he heard an outcry behind him. "Hi, that's Dick Slater, the reb e l spv ! Arrest; !lim, don't let him get away, that's Dick Slater!•


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 15 1>.ick turned carelessly, as if the matter were one that greatly interested him. The boy he seen talking to the sergeant was running ward him. Now, hearing him speak, and seehim run, it suddenly flashed across his mind ere he had seen the boy. He was the mysteriboy in green who had fired upon him, and had cleverl y evaded capture. Dick went on care lessly, as before turning down a company street. Then h e sudde nl y darted into an unoccupied tent and out at the other side. "The fellow is a spy, and is not such a fool as he look s," he muttered. Th ere was a hue and cry behind him, and Dick heard the foolish boy shout: "He went into some o' the tents. Catch him, don't let him get away." Dick doubled on his tracks and darted into the tent he had left. The crowd passed him, and he left the tent and walked down the company street, now nearl y deserted. He made his way more rapidly now, in the hop e of being out of the ca!l).p before he was again see n. The crowd carrie suddenly surging in to the street, howev r, j n front and behin d him. "There he is!" the boy, who was with the sergeant. "Catch him!" Dick was surrounded in a moment, making no effort to run. "Are you Dick Slater?" the sergeant asked. ''Huh! What say? What you cro din' me :(ur? I a in' t s tole nothin'. I couldn't." "You're Dick Slater, the spy," said the boy. "Huh! I believe you're the feller hisself. Search him an' see if he ain't got pistols on him." CHAPTER XII.-When Rogues Fall Out. Dick' s accusation and warning threw the crowd into confusion. Some of the soldiers began to search the boy. "There's one, now. Look out it don't go off!" Di ck said. He deftly dropped one of his own pistols at the same moment. The cro w d fell back, the sergeant being pushed aside. "Attention!" he cried sharply. "Right face! On guard!" There were not all soldiers in the crowd, and tho se who were not caused confusion. The so l• diers quickly pushed the country folk aside, leav ing only the simple boy with the sergeant. Dick allowed himself to be pushed aside with the rest. Then he quickly got away, s lid down a deserted street and took to his heels. "By the time they find out that the boy is not Dick Slater, the real one will have escaped," he chuckled. He suddenly heard a shout: "Hi, stop that boy, he's the real Dick Slater, stop him!" The crowd was on another company street, but might come into this one at any m om ent. He heard them coming, and turned a si de, walked on rapidly for a few hundred feet, turned again, finall y coming up behind the crowd and mixed in with it hurrying on toward the picket line s. There the country folk were driven out, Dick with them, the redcoats still looking for him. Once outside the camp, Dick saw the simple boy with the sergeant, but was not observed himself. He hurried away to where he had left hi s horse, mounted, and rode off carelessly. "I imagine that one sergeant will not think that the boy he was so amused over is such a simple chap as he seemed," he said to himself. He had escaped from the i1edcoa t s, but it would not be wise to remain too near, as he might be recognized even now. In fact he sudde nly saw coming toward him no less a person that Bill Burgess, on horseback. Dick turned off, and Bill passed without seeing him. "I wonder what Bill is doing in the n eighbor hood?" he said to himself. Dismounting, he back to the corne1 of the lane and saw Bill Burgess go into a tavern oJl the other side of the road. "Bill is progressing,'' h e laughed. "I suppose he wm have hi s pot and his pipe, like any old toper. I thought he might be going to the camp." Djck was about to go back when he saw the boy who had denounced him, coming along at a slouching gait. "That boy is a spy, I am sure," he muttered. " Perhaps he told the redcoats of our presence 1n the neighborhood." "Watching the boy, Dick saw him go into the inn and take a seat at a wi ndow;, where he was joined in a moment by Bill. "Hello! those two seem to know each other,'' said Dick. ' ' Now I am sure that there is mischief on foot." He had already tethered his horse and now he ran across the road and stood under the open w,indow close to where Bill Burgess and the simple b

. "" 16 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH see me at all. I told you I had it and that I was going to make the old man pay for it." "vVell, ,ou give it to me, anyhow.'! "I won't!" Then Dick heard sounds of a scuffle, and got away from the window. Then Bill's hat came fly ln

THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 17 Jines, and were soon interested in the h ealth'.'ul sport . .. I was got one!" cried Cad, swinging pole around and st1iking Patsy in the face with a fine fat fish. "Howle! on wid yez," Patsy roared, tumbling backward. "Can't ye see what ye're doin'?" "Ya, I was caught some fishes," laughed Carl, taking his prize off the hook and putting it on a forked stic\c "Sure, 01 think Oi have one meself," said Pat sy. beginning to pull in. There was something on his line evidently and something very heavv too, by the resistance. "You was got der fader off all der fishe s, I bet me," said Carl. Patsy pulled steadily and something began to come up. "Sure it's green, whatever it is, an' a big fclly," said Patsy. Then he gave a tug and suddenly went over on his back, while up in the air, dripping wate1 like a sieve, was a suit of green clothes. "Oh, murther, Oi've fished up a dead man!" c ried Patsy. "Humbug!" said Carl. Patsy's find prove d to be the clothes worn by Sam Willis, whic!': had sunk to the bottom after being blown into the river. "Sure, he won't wear thim agin to chate anny wan,'' Patsy said; "but it wor a terrible frojght Oi had for wan whoile." Carl caught fish hand over hand, but Patsy got none. "Sure Oi think it wor bad luck, me catchin' that," he said. "Come on, we have enough." Carl went home with a big-string of fish, and Patsy told Dick of his own catch. "He won't come in that guise again, at any rate," said Dick to Bob. "No, for I don't suppose he had more than one suit of that sort." "We'll have to watch him, Bob, for now that he knows our camp, he may visit it with evil intent." It was a clear, beautiful night, with a bright moon, but the boys were as vigilant as ever not knowing what might happen. There were 1de p i;hadows be yond the camp where an enemy might lurk, and the sentries lost none of their caution. The moon was jus t above the western hills, and Ben Spurlock, on guard, thought he saw s omething moving just beyond the camp. "Halt!" he cried, getting behind a tree. There was no sound and Den peered cautiously out. There was still light enough for him to see something moving out there, and he wanted to see it advance . "That is not just a branch, I am sure," mut tered Ben. "I am not to be so easi ly fooled." The moon went down and presently B e n heard stealthy footsteps approaching. "I was not mistaken,'' he said to himself. "It's that spy returning. " The footsteps came on, and Ben cried sharply: "Who goes there? Halt or--" Crack! There was a sharp report, and a bullet struck the tree behind which Ben stood. In a moment he fired in the direction which the shot had come . There was a yell, and then the sound of hurriedly retreating footsteps. The fires flared up all along the l !ne, aad a swiftly running figure was see n for a moment. A number of shots r ar.g out, but evidently none took effect, as the footsteps were heard for some moments. ' lf Ben ha:.l not been on the watch, that wily fellow might have picked him off,'' said Bob. "The Liberty Boys are all on the watch, Bob," replied Dick. "So the y are, and I do not believe this spy will be around again to-night." He was not, but th;; brave boys remained on the \•atch, just the same as if they had expected him. CHAPTER XIV.-A Strange Bombarding. In the morning Patsy was restless a d said to Carl: Sure, Cookyspiller, we've nothing to ate at all." "Ya, dot was so." "An we've little to do at all, so we might as well go out." "Ya. more beddei; we \Vas went uncl got somedings." "Yis, that what 01 said, ut Cookyspiller--" "Ya, what jt wa;; ?" "The captain do be tellin' us not to go out." "Ya, but you vl•as had to went ouid, ain't it 1" "Yi s, av course." "\Veil, why you don'd was asked him." "Sure, Oi will." "\Yell, off you ask him, he toldt you to ain't it?" "Yis, I suppose s o . " Patsy then went to D'ck an,a said: "Sure, the byes have nothjn' to ate at all, Captain, dear, an' av we o be shtayin' here Oi'll have to get something." "Very true, Patsy, but be careful not . to be seen." "Sure, Oi will." Then the jolly !Tish boy went back and said: "Come on, Cookyspiller, Dick do be sayin' we can go but we mustn't let annywan see us.I' "Well, dot was all righc ; l." "Sure, it's all r6ight about ineself, becos Oi'm not so big, but annywan cud see ye a o e away." "Come ouid mit you, I don'd was so mo ' och big lige dot." "Well, they'd niver ose yez in a haystack, Oi'll go bail." "You tought I was a bale of .hay, is it?" sputtered Carl. "Niver moind, come along wid yez." took two big sacks and set off cautiously. In tune they came to an orchard adjoining a house. There were a number of trees of arples which were not qt1ite ripe. The ground was strewn with windfalls and Patsy said: ' "Sure, here do be plinty av apples, annyh'lw, av there's nothin' else.'1 "Ya, dose abbles was all righd been I bet ml!!." "Pick up some av thim an' av don't get annything else we can come afther t\lim." "All righd," and the two comical fellows be gan to rake the apples together in a pile. While they were at this a man came out to the or<>hanL


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH "Hello, there, you rebels, what you ples ran clown their neck s . and spotted their clotlies, and apples as hard as bullets hit them on their heads and raise d lumps. Long before the supply of apples was exhausted the two sharpshooters were laughing so hard. that they could scarcely throw. The two comical Liberty Boys beat a retreat before the redcoats could return and found a house where the people were good_ patriots. Here they filled their sacks with all sor t s of t h ings and went back to the camp with all they could carry. When they told of their adventure in the or chard they set all the boys to laughing. Shortly after the two comical fellows' return, Dick disguised himself and se t for the enemy's camp on the other side of the creek. He was riding along leisurely, being still on the mainland, when he saw old man Burgess and Bill in a chaise ahead of him. He watched them and saw them stop at a tavern near the bridge. It was not th'e one where he and the boys had stopped, being kept by a rank Tory. Dismounting before he reached the tavern, Dick ran swiftly on and entered by the rear door. Passing through the taproom and coffee room he stopped at the door of the private bar and heard the old man say: "You've got to get it from him, Bill, or we can't do a thing about that Dawson business." "I don't believe it's any good anyhow," snorted Bill, "or Sam Willis wouldn't have had it." "We'll make it good, Bill," hissed the old moneylender, "and get the best of the rebels." "Up to mischief as usual," thought Dick. CHAPTER XV.-An Old Acquaintance. "How be I goin' ter get it, dad?" whined Bill. "He kin lick me. He done it yesterday." "Go to his house and get it," snarled Burgess. "Do you know where he lives?" asked Bill in a tone of triumph. "No, but you do, don't you?" "No, I don't, an' nobody does. He sleeps under haystacks an' hedges, an' in folks' barns, an' gets nuthin' to eat anywhere. He's half crazy any how." "You've got to get that paper, Bill. You stole it, and you've got to get it back." "It ain't any good, I tell ye," whined Bill. "The old man didn't owe ye nothin'." "We'll see whether he does or not," snarled Burgess. "You get it and you'll have a share of what we make on it." "He'll Uck me, dad, if I ask him for it." "Then steal it, you stole it before.'' "Didn't steal it, you kept it round an' I took it. Wasn't wuth nothin' anyhow." "Get it, I tell you, or I'll have you put in jail." "Huh, you classen't." There was a sound of a stinging blow, a yell and then a scuffling of feet. Dick quickly got out of the way, and in an other moment Bill Burgess came running out. He did not see Dick, and made hi s way to the front of the house . Here he jumped into the chaise and drove off, pursued by old man Burgess, shouting and threatening. " ''.Th .ey're a ha:monious pair," laughed Dick. BJll 1s not a dutiful son, and the old man is an old rascal. I wish I knew just what this paper was that they are quaqeling over." He now went for his horse and rode over to New York island, to see what the enemy was about. There were a few redcoats on the farther of the bridge, but they paid little attention to him. He was riding on when he saw two or three mounted redcoats ride up to a young girl on h,orseback. There was something familiar about her appearance, and Dick rode on. She was dressed in black, but Dick quickly recognized her as Ro se Dawson. The redcoats halted in front of her and seemed to be asking questions. She handed one of them a paper, and he looked at it and gave it back the ?ame time trying to kiss her. She pushed him a s ide and endeavored to ride on the red-coat trying to prevent her. ' Dick mged his horse forward and, reaching the


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH 19 redcoat's side, struck him a stinging blow on the cheek . "Let the lady pass, you coward!" he said sharply. He then forced the British officer's Jiorse to one side, wheeled and put himself alongside Rose. "Quick!" he said. "Why, Captain Slater, this--" Dick gave her a warning look and, taking her horse's bridle in his hand, dashed on. "Ha! I thought I knew the young rebel?" cried the redcoat. "Stop him! that is Dick Slater!" Dick bore down quickly upon the redcoats near the bridge, and they hastened to get out of hltf way. "Stop him!" shouted the other. "Stop him, that's Dick Slater, the rebel!" "Forward!" said Dick. "Once on the bridge we are safe ." The redcoats were not near enough to stop Dick, but they quickly gave chase.: hoping to overtake him. Th ey did not dare to fire for fear of injuring Rose, and then they would rather take the fam young spy alive than kill him. Did;: dashed on, with the girl at his side, and quickly reached the bridge. Away they went at a gallop, the redcoats following in hot haste, hoping yet to overtake him before he reached the other side. They spread out, some urging their horses at full speed so as to pass Dick and the n cut him off. They did not come abreast Dick , urging both horses to their utmost. Once he turned and ain1ed a pistol at the leading red coats, who quickly swerved to one side, thus con fu ing the others. This gave him a chance to draw ahead, which he improved. " \ Ve'll get away yet," said Dick. "Have no fear." On they flew and now a number of Liberty Bovs in the blue and buff of the Continentals, wei e see n at the farther end of the bridge. Then they gave a shout and came dashing forward. The redcoats quickly wheeled and rode back, the gallant boys chasing them nearly to the isl and. There were Mark, Jack, Ben, Sam and Hall'y, all jolly fellows, and just in the spirit to do a thing of this sort. "Dick has had an adventure of some sort," said Mark to Jack, as they rode back, "and he has a y oung lady with him." "Oh. you noticed that, did you?" Mark himself was a bit of a tease, and was forever trying to tease Jack, and now the latter retaliated, good naturedly. The two were the closest of friends, but they; often had a good natured bout of this stor. "But I've a girl of my own, Jack, and can't be making eyes at all I see." "I wouldn't trust you," laughed Jack. "Now, it would be all right for you, as you have none, and--" "How do you know I have not?" provokingy. Mark caught at the bait so adroitly thrown out by his mischievous chum. "Have you, Jack?" he asked. "'Who is she, wheer does she live, what is she like? You nev-. er told--" Meanwhile Dick had halted on the farther bank to give Rose a chance to get her breath. Pres entlv up came Mark, Jack, and the others. "Why, this is Miss Rose, if I am not mistaken," said Mark, touching his hat. "Yes, Lieutenant," smiling. "There were liv ely times when we met you in the city and again here." . "Yes. I am glad to know that you escaped in safety." "Oh, yes, we got out all right." "Then the plot to invade New York--" "Came to an untimely end, unfortunately. There were delays on our side, and the British troops returned from New Jersey.'' "If you are rested we will go on as far as the tavern, where I have good friends," said Dick. "Yes, I am ready." The boys saluted and Dick went on with Rose. "I fear that she has met with a loss," said Mark. "You saw that she wore black?" " Yes," replied Jack. "Perhaps the old gentle man is dead." "I fear so. I wonder what brings her up here?" "A desire to find friends, no doubt. She must be all alone in the city now." "Yes, no doubt." In the tavern Dick said quietly: "You are in black, I see. Has Mr. Dawson--" "Yes, h* is gone," sadly, "and I am alone. I have no friends in the city, and knowing that you had a sister and a sweethean up here, l__JJ "You were quite right. They will both of them comfort and befriend you. If I had known that this was coming I would have asked you to trust yourself to us." "I knew you to be a true patriot, and s o tJ1er e was no one better to turn to. ' "You were quite right, and we will do al l we can. As soon as you have rested and have t aken some refreshment, I will get a chai s e and we will drive up to my home." "But I have my horse." "True, but you have already rid d en some d is tance, and it will fatigue you less to cfriv e." "As you please," said Rose, aJ:d so the matter was settled. CHAPTER XVI.-The Matter Settled. When they were ready to start, Dick got Jack Warren to drive the chaise, while he and Bob rode alongside. Dick had said nothing to Rose about the plot of old man Burgess, preferring to wait till they got to his house. It,might not be necessary to say anything at all about it, as it might be pos sible to settle the affair without her knowledge. Jack was driving and enjoying a very pleasant conversation with Rose, Dick and Bob riding • ahead. "Jack is a jolly chap and will cheer her up,'' said Dick. "It is really the best arrangement we could have made." • "Yes, for Jack is a of gravity and non sense, and will know jui;;t wh e Jl to b e s erious and when gay, and w ill k ee p h e r from thinking too much upon this sad affaii."


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON THE WATCH t, "The girl herself is sensible," replied Dick, "and will understand Jack, and also my purpose in sending him along. " "Very true, and you could not have sent a better." They were well on their way, being within a mile or so of White Plains, when Dick noticed a suaden agitation of the lower leaves of a clump of trees by the roadside. He was accustomed to noticing such things now, and was sure that he knew what this sud den disturbance meant. "Look out, Bob!" he cried. "One side." Bob dashed acro ss the road on one side, while D icl,c suddenly darted ahead. There was a sharp report and a bullet flew between the two boys. Dick leaped from Major and dashed right in among the trees. Then he saw Sam Willis running toward a thicket, a short rifle in his hand. This he quick l y threw away as Dick das hed after him. There were woods beyond, but Dick did not intend that mmderous spy should reach them. ''Stop, or I will fire!" he s houted. Sam aced on and plunged into the thicket, catching his foot in a trailing vine and falling. Djck would have caught him in any event, but this accident was in his favor. Sam leaped to hs fee t and rushed on, but Dick overtook him, caught one of his ileeinir heels and brought him down. He fell on his face in a clump of bushes and Dick promptly seized him by the collar and turned him on his back. ''This way, Bob!" he called. Bob heard and soon came up with him. "Take this fellow's belt and tie his hands, Bob," s aid Dick. "What are you to do with me?" asked Sam, quietly. "I was shooting at a bird." Bob made him sit up and then bound his hands behin d him. "You have tried to kill me more than once," said Dick. "You wore green clothes, so as to escape notice in the woods. I have followed you more than once. You are a s py, al so, and inform,_ed upon us to the redcoats." "You are rebel s, " said Sam. "I am a spy, it was my bu s iness to inform upon you." "But not to kill in this treache rous n;ianner. I am a spy also, but I do not fire upon men from behind trees and in the dark." "You are a rebel," said Sam, and Dick saw a shifty look in his eyes wh ich showed that his m ind was no t well balanced. "Yo 1 1 thrashed Bill Burgess, and he is a Tory," he said. "Bill Burgess is a coward and a sneak, and the old man is a villain. My cou sin in New York in Pear l street, thrashed Bill too, and picked up a papex he d1opped." "And ave it to you?" a sked Dick. "What was it?" "Nothing m uch, as it stood, but the old man was going to alter-it so as to make it seem like a promise to pay," a nd Sam laughed in a foolish fashion . "Efo w do •ou kn o w that?" " Becau s e r he: :n d him say so. Bill wanted it, and I lie •. didn't I? You saw me." "Yes, and I don't object to that." "So did my cousin in New York lick him good, and he's smaller than Bill. I was in New York. Tried to catch you, but you got away." "I would not have minded that," said Dick, "but this treacherous shooting from behind trees, and stealing upon one like a thief, is nothing but murder." "You are a rebel," said Sam, simply. "Search him, Bob," said Dick. Bob found a pistol and ammunition upon the boy, and also a folded paper, much worn fro m being creased. Dick examined this and said: "This is the paper, isn't it?" "Yes. What are you going to do with it?" "As you s ay, it is nothing as it stands. It shall still be nothing, and Dick tore the paper in shreds. "Huh! that spoils the old man's plot against the ;rebel," laughed Sam. "He can't do anything now. Say, did the old rebel ever owe the old man anything?" "I don't know, but Mr. Dawson i s dead." "Is he? Then the old man can't do anything, can he?" and Sam began to laugh. "No, but he might try to injure Miss Dawson." "That's the rebel girl who hid you. Huh! She's pretty, and she's smart, but she's a rebel," and Sam laughed again. "What are you going to do with him, Dick?" asked Bob in a low tone. "He is little more than a fool." "Put him where he will do no more mischief." Sam was put upon Bob's horse and carried to White Plains. Dick fook him to a physician, who was an expert on lunacy cases, the phy s ician pronouncing him a monomaniac. He was put in an asylum, and for s ome time appeared to be perfectly rational, giving the keepers no trouble. Then another patient declared himself to be General Was hington, and Sam killed him. He was put in a cell, and in a few clays was found dead. Dick asked Rose if the old gentleman had ever had any dealings with old man Burgess. "He clid, years ago," Rose answered, "but he paid off everything and I have all the receipts to show that he did." "That i s alJ," s aid Dick. "You won ' t be troubled by him." Dick was rig-ht, and Burgess never put in any claim, probably fearing to do so. Dick never mentioned the matter, being s atisfied to have it res t as it was, and knowing that it would be exceedingly difficult to prove anything agains t the .ras call y old money-lender. The allied armies remained on the Hud s on for another month and then set out for Virginia the Libert y Boy s going along. In the South the' gallant lads won new laurels, and were at the siege and capture of Yorktown. Next week's issue will contain "THE LIBERT BOYS AT FAIRFIELD; or, A BOLD DASH ACROSS THE SOUND." 'THE WAY TO BECOME A MOVING PICTURE ACTRESS" is in "Moving Picture Stories," No. 326. Get a copy. Price 7 cents; postage free. HARRY E. WOLFF, 166 W. 23rd St., N. Y.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 21 CURRENT NEWS NEWARK, 415,609, LEADS CINCINNATI Newark, largest city in New J ersey, with a population of 415,609, has outstripped Cincinnati, which ranked it in the last census. Cincinnati's population, recently announced, is 401,158. Newark ranked as the fourteenth city in 1910, with a population of 347,569, an increase of 101,390 over its 1900 population. Washington, sixteenth city ten years ago, now outranks both Cin cinnati and Newark, with a population of 437,414. Since the first Federal census was recorded in 1840, Newark has had a steady and substantial growth. Its smallest percentage before this census was 29.9, puring the decade ending in 1880. AGED SMOKER QUITS Reaching the conclusion, after careful deliberation, that tobacco was injurious, Emanuel Crites of Pana, Ill., aged ninety, has given it up after constant use for seventy-one years. He was first inducted into the fascinations of the weed when a schoolboy " and has b ee n loyal to it until now. He noted with concern that many o f the companions of his youth, also d e votee s at th,e nicotine shrine, had been shuffling off this mortal coil, and decid ed that if he wished to reach a good old age was that he swear of!. Since reachmg thi s dec1s1on he finds that his health has improve d, he sleeps well, enjoys his food and also has more money in his pocket. WISE RATS Inv-estigators of mining condi tions and the peculiar clangers to which miners are subjected recently have taken much interest in the practice of Western go ld miners to make pets of the rats which commonl y infest mines. On the mother lode vein of California 1,t has been found that the miners invariably feed the rats and take care of them, believing that the rodents are • a source of proection against accidents. This is due the men say, to the instinct of the rats, warns them when a tunnel is unsafe. And when the rats leave a tunnel, it is almost impo ssible to get the miners to work there. This recalls the belief among sailors that rats will leave a doomed ship. The miners al s o have found that rats are much more susceptible than humans to the dangerous gases that so often cause Joss of life in the mines. Long before the miners themselves are affected by these gases the rats become sic k and show symptoms of distress. So the m e n keep close watch on the rats' good health. INDIANS GO BACK TO TEPEES Indians living in Maine will make their hl)mes this summer on land which was the abode of their ancestors 230 years ago. As part of the Maine Centennial Celeb1ation, tribes of Penobscots and Passamaquoddys will dwell at Derrin2' Oaks, which has been occupied by palefaces since Sep tember 21, 1689. English settlers took po ssessio n then after a conflict with the redskins. The centennial committee will establish villages at Derring Oakes typical of the original tribal settlements. Wigwams beneath the great oaks will shelter the sole survivors of the powerful tiibes that have passed to the happy hunting ground. On a nearby stream they will paddle their canoes. Many white visitors are expec t e d to mingle with the braves, squaws and papoose s , making a scene not unlike that of two centuries ago, excep t for the absence of fir ewater and an occasional clash. COUNTERFEIT BILL PASSER CAUGHT Policeman John B. Halpin was shot in the right side the other afternoon by Charles Duland, fortyone, of New York City in a running revolyer battle jus t after Duland had passed a counterfeit $2 0 bill in a State Street store, Bridgeport, Conn. Hundreds of persons joined in the chase. Bullets knocked chips N-o,m buildh1gs on the main street of Bridgeport and one punctured the gasoline tank of an automobile, bring the car to a stop and blocking traffic. Although wounded, Policeman Halpin succeeded in capturing Duland, turned the prisoner over to another officer and then collaJ?sed. He was taken to the hospital. Re will recover. When Duland was taken to Police Headquarters he was found to have a sheaf of spurious twentydollar bills and several fifty-dollar bills. The bill he passed in the store was made by pasting together two photographs, with fine hairs in be tween, the whole bill then b eing tinted with green ink. Duland said he bought the bills from a man on Long Island and had been passing them in many Eastern cities for several week s . BEARS STEAL HONEY For the second time within a period of three years Axel McCracken, of Highland, Pa., has been robbed of his wild honey by the unexpected visit of a bear. Three years ago this coming fall McCracken had removed a quantity of honey from the trunk of a tree, and after placing the honey in a boiler he started for his home, but on the way he met a big black bear. Dropping the boiler of honey, McCracken started for his home on the run, aJJ.d when he returned the following day found that bruin had devoured all of his honey. This year ill-fortune again Struck McCracken. While he was engaged in removing some rich wild honey from the trunk of a fallen tree in the vicinity of Bear Creek a; big bear made his appearance. McCracken, dumbfounded, watched the bear until it was within a distance of about thirty feet of him. Then he decided to make a quick getaway. About the same time the bruin scented the honey and started on the rnn for he tree which contained the honey. When McCracken returned the following day he found that the be a had not only eaten the hone y that he had placed in two _pails, but tore the trunk of the tree to splinters and secw-ed the hone y remaining in the tree.


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF ' 7 6 New York to Frisco On Motorcycle --ORAFTER THE $10 , 000 P RIZE By RALPH MORTON a (A Serial Story) CH'APTER VI (Co ntinued) The other laughed. 'W 11, maybe you are ri ht. I' hit it along at youi; pace then." . , Bob was studying th oth,e1 ndeis face curiously. . . . He was a handsome chap, with keen, p1e:r.c1ng eyes , and most w a y s pleasfog. . Yet he had a pe<;uliar way of looki g at BolifJ:om head to foot, noticinIT e\ iery hmg that y0unf!; ellow did, . wearing an . which s eemed to indicate that h,.e ''as sto1 mg away eve 'ry single act in his , "By the ,wa; y ," said J;lob . "You 11elpea me down t he sti:eet there in town. I don't know your name. And how o n earth was it that you d cided to go into this long race at $UCh a late time?" , The question brought a flush to the othe;: s c heek. .i h h d R e he sitated ;for an instant, as 1 e a na i:eply . T,hen he ed altl:iough he could not c(mte of Bob s mind the u s picion that he was spmnmg a "\7hy, my n ame is Andy Keei:ie, and I a!n Just an ordinar y fellow. I've been mterested m mo torcycling ev ei sine it started, an I thought that I'd like to take this trip. " , 'It's a 1netty expensive ti .. p," said Bob. '1 couldn't afford it unless I had a we;althy backer like Ezra Perkins , the mining millionaire." The other fell ow tried to over the br.eak. •iw ell it's not s o ver y expen ive. And bes ides , I fell heir to son;ie money whe'h my old Uncle John l a s t nwntn, a n\i I c a n i;tlford. to h_a,:e a ood time for a month or o m this 0;1gmal ivay. al ways said that such a tnp was impos s ib l e, 3-r.d going to out and 11 ove for 111ysel;f tha t it can be <;lon e. "Then, my friend, you'd bettei: ments made in _advance fo upphes, tues and that so1t of thing before you ge to the F!lr West. You'll have to qrder ahead b teleg1apn, so as to be ready fo1 trouble." The othe r c ycli t nod,ded. "I'll do it" said he. "There's apt to be trouble. You neve r 'can tell." The two spun along in silence , . except for the n o i s e of the whirring motor the other looked up with a sharp g lance. "Say, Mr. I have a little idea. Are you open to ideas? "Certainly,'' said Bob. "Well, say, this bu siness is goingto cost a lot of money. Why can't you ease it up for me on my expenses. and let me have some of your supplies, and I'll pay you for them. It would be so 'much more ready mo1 • y, and you'd never have to mention who irot them.'l> Bob's face flushed. "Say, if you're tryin2" to start a little crooked game here, you are on the wrong trail , " said he. "I don't have to make extra money, and I would not be dishonest with a man who trusted me. The other laughed. "Oh, you'll get over that sort of thing when you get out int o the busi ness world, where every man is trying to do every one else. But if you won't do that, I have a scheme that is worth whi l e. It will mean your winning the r ace.'' "Say, Mr. Keene," said B u b s hortly, "I don't know you. I don't kno w your purpos e, and I have my doubts as to your fitne!'s as a traveling companion. But one thing I do know." The other looked embarrassed. "I know that if you approach me with any sneaky proposition to do any underhanded work in the race I'll stop my rnotoicy cle, and yours too , and knock your blo c k off. or give you the pleasure, of per;forming the service for me." ' The other chap laughed, and tried to pacify the lad. But Bo b was n o t to be pacified. "That's all. Thi s merrymaking doe sn't chang e my mind a bit. Jus t remember that I am .awake -that I can take care of myself, and tha t I'll win this race on my own merits. I will never raise a hand to injure or delay my opponent, a nd, furthermore, I'll help him like a good sport, if he's ever in danger or trouble.'' The manly s peech brought a flu s h to the other f ellow's face, and he looked straight into Bob' eyes. • • "Say, W e nd ell , I'll 'fess up. I had a purpos e in seeing if you would descend to s uch a means, and I was going to p r opos e a plan to delay the other chap, jus t to see what you'd say.'' Bob regarded him distrustfully. He rode along without a word. But the other continued: "I find out that you're a sq uare chap, and I'll give yo u my word of honor that I wouldn't take advantage of you, or of the other fellow either. Will you forgive me for my insulting hint?" Bob lo ok ed at him, studying the other's expression. "I mean every word. \ V il! vou trus t me? I'll help you in any way that's legitimate, without giving yo u unfair aid. And I'll ride every inch of the trip with you, if I have to do it on a wheelbarrow.'' "'Well, by George, I'll try you out, " Bob said finally. "I frankly believe that you are following m e for a purpose. But I'll just see how good that word of honor i s. I'll be friends with you, and we'll have some good fun on the trip.'' The other flu shed curiousl".y, but reached across a firm and sinewy hand to shake Bob's own as the lad extended it over the handlebar. (To Be C9ntinued)


1 , THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 THE NEWS IN SHORT ARTICLES. AMERICANS KILL GIANT CANNIBALS Chester Ober, geoprapher with the expedition of Dr. Alexander H. Rice in South America, in a letter receiv ed by his parents at Newpo1t, said that two natives were killed by Dr. Rice and Ober in warding off a n attack on the party. Ober desc ribe d the natives as "cannibals, scantily clad," and as "very ferociou s and of large stature." The letter told of the trip up the Amazon Rivei to the Negro, and thence up a tributary of the latter river, where the attack occurred . The attacking party leaped from the brus h on the river bank toward the explorers and were frightened away by the party firing shots in the air. The natives apparently took ambush, Ober said, because later they made another attack. Ober wrote that he and Rice fired at them this time, killing two . On the advice of guides the expe dition turned back. Accompanying Dr. Rice is hi1> wife. the former Mrs. George D. Widener, of Philadelphia. According to Ober's father, the party i s on its way back to the United States, and expects to arrive on May 15. They left this country last June to eYplore pa1ts of South America unknow n '.o the white race. FLOORS YIELD GOLD The time honored gold miner's term for gold ore, or auriferous gravel in placer diggings , is "pay dirt." This d esirable material is found not only in the Golden West, but knowing jewelry manufacturers "strike it rich" right here in Manhattan. Maiden Lane di strict gold mining prospects are in j ewelry factory floor s, which yield platinum, g-old and silver. These metals are also extracted from dentists' refuse and from the sweepings of gold beaters, bookbinders, pottery decorators, picture frame and mirror manufacturers. Few manufacturing firms melt their own sweeps. In the '70's none of the manufacturers thought of covering their shop floors with either tar felting or linoleum, and the floors were of pine wood, with open cracks between the boards. When a manufacturer moved he requisitioned a refiner to superintend the ripping up o f the floors, and these sometimes yielded many thousands of dollars. Julius Wodi ska, the jewel expert, relates an experience of his own. From 1879 to 1885 he had a factory at No. 64 Fulton street, over the store of an exterminator of rats and other vermin, who owned the building . In the summer of 1884 a shrewd gold refiner, who knew the large amount of precious metals handled in Mr. Wodiska's place, told the landlord that any time the jeweller moved, he, the refin er, would pay the rat catching landlord $300 for the privilege of takin"' up and relaying the floor of the jewelry The landlord notified Wodiska that on the 1st of the month his rent would be doubled. Wodiska refused to pay and said he would move. The landlord was more than pleased. But Mr. Wo-diska moved on ApTil 1 t and during that month he had. the flo.or care:fully torn up and every inch of it and t:1e !)pace b\'llow it sc r aped. In vam the l a ndlord protested a nd threate n e d a laws uit. Before his l e a s e expired Mr. 'VVodiska had. replac ed the old floor, and he was quite astomshed at the large amount of gola his refiner returned to him after the scrapings and dirt had been put through a furnace. BREEDING FROGS William Waddington i s the possessor of l>Uc large tract.s of land in the Illinois bottoms on the Missi ssjppi a south of St. Louis, has dealt extens i vely Jn the frog busness. Much of those bottom lands are marshy and swampy and unfitted for agric1iltur_al purpos es. Many year ag o Mr. Waddington conceived the idea of "frog farn;ing," after cleaning up !he lands w1th the 1mpi;oved scrapers and several hun5lrecl acres with a strong wire and otherwu;e beautifying the grounds surrounclmg these marshy places, he soo n became the :riossessor of a huge frog farm that he had the l the fresh water! he w:; s . determined to experi me:it. m t.he ra1 smg and selling of the dehc10::s anin;als. He made a trw to Pans and there mvestigated ti e propagating and handlingof this palatable luxu y . Jfo mad!\ arrangements to have shipped to him twenty fi_vi: French and seventy-five female frogs, la.'1ded m good orcle;r and condition at St. Louis. Fron;i there they were conveyed to his froggery in the Illinois b otto m s and turned to over the placic l waters that sparkled far and wide. In le ss !han a year .the foreign st.oc;k ha(! completely dnven the native breed from the swamps and. he was s_hi:r>ping the '.!:French" article to St. Louis and Chicago. He had a contract with sev era! and slaughtering hou ses for off.a}, which was hauled to the different ;froggenes. St:;le and I;>roke n s:rackers 'f'ere used In feedmg, besides the msects and water wiggins that abound in such damp and marshy di stricts. . It was a sight to s ee thousands of these frogs jumping to their places at feeding time. They were fed twice a day. When the first came into the market they sold as as $2 per dozen but the price fluctuated according to the but would average $1 per dozen th1ough season. During the :Vinter months they wou ld disappear by burymg themse lves in the mud along the outer edge of the lake or swamp. It requires a French frog about tl ; iree mo;nths to mature-that is to say, large enough to market but they become full grown at the of months, while the American frog requires fu01ly eight months, and then i s not more than three quarters the size of the French animal-the latter a most beautiful ye llowi sh-green color with golden spots all over h* body. '


24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 fHE LUCii OF A MAN OVERBOARD By J olm Sherman "l was a foremast hand aboard the ship Lotus :hom Liverpool. Along in the sixties we made a voyage arou d Cape Horn and up the Chilian coast to Valparai o . That's a long stretch from Liverpool. but all went well, and when he had rounded the Horn we had not yet lost so much as a square foot of sail, nor had sickness nor death come aboard. We wei-e, as was afterwards told me about miles to the west of Chiioe Island, which i s about half-way from the Horn to Valparafao, when the wind failed u s one mo :nin g, and we lay rising and falling on a sea a $ smooth as your hand. To the southwest, a s I heard the mate say after he had been alo f t with the glass, he had made out what e took to be a dismastcd hulk, but as she was far away the. captai:n eceived tile report with little or no in'tere_st. "The calm lasted until about six o'clock in the afternoon when an ox-eye came off the land and gave, us a sudden and shaking up. We weren't exactly caught napping, but yet there was a deal to be done aloft, and I was on the when a tremendous lurch ot the ship, aidecl by some care]essne s s of my own, sent me flying to leewa 1 ? I went clear of the shi!J by many and if there was any alan:i rai:;;ed which I did not hear, there was no possi bl e for help in such confusion as that. It see e un il it as if night had come. I s,.uppose it Was over in half an hour, but it was ed by rain, and the only sight I g.ter. A change of wind followed the clearing up of the squall . It must have come on to blow from the notth, though I had lost my compass noints and knew the change orily by sailor's in It was only after I had been in the water for an hour that hope began to die out. I had an idea that the shi.p would return for me, though it was hardly to be expected. I knew that another hour would finish me, and was tiying to convjnce myself that I might as well give up then and there and have it over with, when a peculiar sound made me turn on my face and lift my head. The sound was the beating the waves against floating object. The ears of an old sailor can detect as much in the wash of the waves as these of a landsman can in the voice s of his fellows. I knew that there was some floating object near me. I knew it was not a ship, nor a ship's boat, nor a mast. It was there beforn me as I raised my head. and with a few strong strokes I was alongside. What was it? Neither more nor less than one of the patent life-preservers carried aboard men-ofwar, and so arranged that the launching of it strikes a light. In case a poor fellow goes ove1 board at night the light guides him to the buoy, and he can hang to it by the beckets provided until the same guides a boat's crew to r escue him . Thi s buoy, or preserver, as I afterward learned, bore the lettering: 'H. M . S. Vixen.' "It had been cut loose from a British man-o'war, and was not again recoverecl. As the liRht had burned out, I concluded that it had been loo se in a night squall, and that the sailor who went overboard had missed it. I tell you it was a gTeat relief as I c.lntched the beckets and foun

THE LIBERTY BOYS OF " The decks had been swept of every movable thing except the water-butt, and I went to that to find it two-thirds full of good, fresh Wh e n I had taken a long swig I went aft to the cabi n . There was a foot or more of wate r in it, and all the furniture was afloat. So it was in the pantry, but in the lockers I discovered bread and col d meat and o ther stuff, a n d I stood there i n the water and ate until my appetite was satisfi ed. When I came out I took a look into the state-r ooms, and was immensely relieved to find t h e spare clothing' of captain and mates all there. This was proof to me that the brig had b ee n a bandon ed in a hurry, and before there was good reason for believing that she would soon go down. "It is but natural to associate deitd men with abandoned ships, and the tf10ught that I had yet t o i nvestigate the forecastle was a hurden to me. I went on deck and walked up and down fo..-a whi l e to get my nerve, and I finally lifted the scuttle and calletant. Jus t at dusk on the eve:nin;;of the fifth day I sighted a stcame1 a long way off, but headed for me, and as the night came on I made a flare, and the iight attracted her attention. She was a British "team bearing up for Valparaiso, and after hearing my st?ry the captan figt1red out that I hact made '.l dnft of over on e hundred miles. The hulk was pumped clear, and taken in tow, and the of salvage wJ1ich your humble came m ,for son1e time afterward is put away m the banK agamst the day when I shall leave the and its tenors and mysteries and settle clown m a snug cabin on solid. ground'. •• EiLZ9•a-z •D A QUEER POST-OFFICE Speaking of odd, tucked away comers of the globe and the novel aspects of life they are hound to presel'.t to the sophisticated and ofteJl pamp regions humani . cong;rega es most thick!y, a tale. told by vValt r K. Put ney m St. Nicholas Magazine" which wiJl be founc) inte resting: ' "How many people know that South AmeFica can boast cf the siLrp1cst post-office in the world? It would take considerable guessinrr on the part of the reader to locate this post-office for he would find it at the ve y end o the E'-'.en tl'.en he might not recognize it. Tiena de! ::<'uego is a very high, rocky cliff overhangin&" the Strait oi Magellan and fron: one of the r?cks is . suspended, by long chain, bane! which receives mail. To be t_here i s no _postmaster, nor is tl1ere any r egula1 letter earner or collector, but every ship that goes through the sfrait stops and sends a boat to this curious little post-office look s over the 1tters that are in it to see if there are an for the men. on board that pa\"ticnlar ship, and places therein letters for seamen on board ships that are known to be headed for the strait "Who was the person that first tJ10ught of a scheme we are not told, but the sailors thmk a great deal of their unique post-office and there !ms !lever yet, to anybody knowledge; ?,een any vi.olabon of the confidence reposed in it. 1V'hen a sailor sends a letter to it addressed to seaman he is certain of its delivery. It may be that one of the two is on a vessel which is not ex:pected to pass by this. ocean post-office, but the letter may have on it a r-equest that a vessel goinoo east or west shall pick it up and deliver it to some point where the seaman will be st'tre to receive H. In ths manner letters have been known to make their way to the A1ctic Ocean, or even to India." "Moving Picture Stories," No. 308, contains an article entiHed "HOW TO BECOME A l\IO VIE ACTOR." Buy a copy. Price 7 cents; postage free. HARRY E. WOLFF, 166 W. 23rd St., N. Y.


26 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 NEW YORK, JUNE 4, 1920. TERMS TO SUBSCRIBERS Single Copies ............. ... Postage J•'ree One Copy {three lt1;1. • . • • • " One Coy Six )Ionths . ....... . On., Copy One l:e,a.r ...... .. . l 'auada, $4-.00; 1' o r e ign, $ .50. 7 Cents 90 Cents $1.75 3.50 HOW 1'() SEND )10:-JE\'-At our ris k S < •nd l'. 0. C heck or l:egi stered Letter; in a1iY 0t) •i',r " av arc at rio k. W e accept l'osta;.;c l:'ta11\1;s the Ra me as cash. V i' lwu sending s ilv e r wrap the Coin in a piece ot pa p e r to avoid cutl iug the W ite your name and address plainly. Ad dress lett e r s to N. Wolff, J;'res. } FR.'\NK E. Byrne, Treas. Publisher, Charles E. Nylander, Sec. 168 W. 23d St., N. Y. ITEMS OF INTEREST DIES DIGGING GRAVE Charles Houchens, grave digger, dropped dead while digging the P,"rave of his lifelong friend, John Andrews, who recently was killed in an accid ent at Lima, Ohio, ,ecently. The two men will be buried beside each other. WHISKY IN BRICK:S Indications that whisky is being sent into Ore gon jn bottles concealed in the .middle of cement bricks were brought to the attention of the police at Poi;tland, Ore., when a ,man who refused to give his name turned such a brick over to the authoritie . The man_ said he had thrown the brick in a pile of burning rubbish. There was a slight exp](lsion and he saw .flame shoot forth from the intei;ior o the brick. When the fire died clown he discovered the bottle in the bi-ick. KILLED BEAR WITH AXE Sidney Aldou s, a mountain rancher o f Alma, in the western paTt of Lane Count ' • Ore., killed a big black bear with an axe a few days ago. He and hi s brother, J. W. Aldou s, were hunting iaccoon s . Sidney carried an axe An outcry amon g their dog s in so m e brush caused Sidney to in_vestigate. He found the do-gs had treed a bear. -Iis brothe:i: hacj gone on with. his rifle, so Sid11ey waited at the foot of the tree and when the bear began to descend the dogs seized it and Aldou s de spatched it with a blow on the skul1. DO NOT WANT TO BE RAILROADERS Cheyenne, Wyo., is a "railroad" town, perhaps 50 per cent. of its population being directly 01 indirectly de11endent for their daily cake on the railroads entering the city, yet there is not a single juvenile so far as the Chamber oi Commerce has been able to ascertain, who is ambitious to become a railroad man. Replies to several hundred que stionnaires sent by the chamb e r to Cheyenne boys eveal desii;e among the youngsters to becom e nearly everything else but railroad men. The situation is regarded as remarkable, inasmuch a s the railroad class of the city's population perhaps draws wages consid erably higher on the average than any other wage-earning class. APPROVES SUNDAY FUN Salina, Kan. possesses a p1eacher whom every angler in Kansas can praise . He is Rev. Arthur Dillinger, pastor of the First Christian Church, and he believes it i;; all right for a man to go fishing on Sunday, pro Yicled he first goes to church. "I fail to see where we get the idea that the man or boy who goes fishing on Sunday is bonnd straight for the warn1 place," Dillinger says. "It doesn't say so in the Good Book, and for my part I think there is not as much harm sitting on the bank of some quiet stream fishing as there is in rushing over the road at a high rate of speed in an automobile and burning up good money for gasoline. "We have worked up a lot of useless theories," he decl<;ires, "about the observance of the Sab bath and this idea about never going fishing or indulging in any other legitimate enjoyment on Sunday afternoons after the church wo1ship in the morning is one of them." II -II LAUGHS He-When Smith got manied they went straight away in their new motor car. She-Oh! Where did they spend their honeymoon? He-In the ho spital. "I get a penny every time I take my cod liver oil." "What do you do with them?" "Mother puts 'em in a money box till there's enough, and then buys another bottle of cod liver oil." She-How far can your ancestry be traced? ]Ie-

• THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 27 A FEW GOOD ITEMS CHECK BLOWN ACROSS SIX COUNTIES Following a r ecent severe windstorm Anthony Gase, a farmer living near Fostoria, 0., found in a field a check that had been blown across parts of six counties from Greenville, 0. The countbs were Darke, Shelby, Auglaize, Allen, Hardin, Hancock and Seneca. He returned it to the Green ville Bank and received a letter of thanks. ANCIENT CHINESE POTTERY AS AN IN DUSTRY An authority on Chinese porcelain is responsible for the statement that it would be possible to produce such work to-day at the King Ta-chan potteries as in the days of Kang Hsi, although the cost would be practically prohibitive, and the coloiing could not be duplicated, as the mineral coloring matter used is dug from mines in which the chemical components vary with the depth. It is said that the old molds, patterns, and designs are still in existence, and that clay such as was used for the old ware is obtainable. WORLD'S BIGGEST CATARACT Niagara Falls is not the greatest cataract in the world. The greatest cataract is said to be on the Ignazu River, which partly separates Brazil and Argentina. The precipice over which the river plunges is 210 feet high, that of Niagara being 167 feet. The cataract is 13,123 feet wide, or about two and a half times as wide as Niagara. It i s estimated that 100,000,000 tons of water pass over Niagara in one hour. A like estimate gives the falls of Ignazu 140,000,000 tons . LEATHER FROM THE SEA Considerable inte1'est is at present being shown in the possibility of utilizing the skins of sharks and porpoises for the making of s hoe leather. The Bureau of Standards has com p l eted arrangements to test the comparative durability of upper leather made from shark ancl porpoise skins as compared with that from ca lfskin and cow hide. The co-operation of the National Boot and Shoe Manufacturers' A sso ciation has been secured in the making of the necessary shoes for the test, It is believed that the results of this investigation will be watc!1ed with considerable interest. EMERGENCY LIGHTS A German firm has recently produced an autom atic system of emergency lighting suitable for factories, theatres, public buildings in general, and so on. The emergency lamp is supplied by a storage battery and i s connect ed in such a manner that it operates when the main supply current fails. A relay brings the storage battery into operation. The lamp may be swi tch ed on or off at w ill, but the relay res ume s its opf'ration as soo n as the main supply is re-established. ThP. storage battery i s permanently supplied with a small charging current as l ong as the lamp i s switched off . HIGHEST TELEPH()NE SYSTEM IN WORLD According to tB.e Telephone EngineeT, G. D. E. Mortimer, a mining engineer of Point Loma. Cal., claims to have the highest telephone sys tem in the world, the installation being at aD alti tude of 15,500 feet above sea level. This tele phone system is located at Sonata, Bolivia, South America, where the installation of a telephone system for a certain mining company, between various parts of the mine and the town of Yani , has jus t been completed. The total length of th(' line i s 10 1-2 miles, the installation being at an altitude of 15,500 feet. RAG PICKER YIELDS $10,000 Max Spiegel, a rag picker of Chicago, was arrested at the request of his wife because he tolO her he wa!\ going back to Russia where he could get a drink. She did not know anything of his financial condition except they were very poo 1 ' and lived miserably . The police searched Spiegel and in the lining of his cap, coat, trousers, boot s, shirt and ve st they found layers a d layers of soiled. ,ragg ec1 old $10 bill s . The poor rag picker' s fo1tune con sisted of about $10,000. Judge Newcomer took charge of hi s affairi'<. He ordered $6,000 placed in the bank und e r a joint account, so Mrs. Spiegel c ou ld draw what money she needed, the rest, he declar ed, sho uld be invested in a mOJ;tgage. "You stay h,ere anrl take care of your family," he said to Spiegel. "MYSTERY MAGAZINE" SEMI-1\IO.NTHLY 10 CENTS A COPr L(\ TES'.1' IsS :Es TITF. BLACKJACK, by Wm. Ha.mUton G! 'l'Irn Wlll. PERXNG H,EAD, by CJ1us. F. G0 'l'llE ST.RA:'.\GE CA,'1JJ, b.v ,Beulah l'o.vntrr. Gu 'l'IIE sr:c1n:-i 0 ' T!ill "EALED J300K, l1y J.:1 he. no:-: e1uo1l... :,7 'J'llE <'I, r-; OP STEED. lly \ JUiS nthrop. 58 ALIAS LOT"l'> VARDO. , bY "WilHQm Hamilton et ( :i,e Story Out: in 7'"9 . GI ;.., "A LITTLE GOLD SPIDER," b v Ceci l Bur!eirrh FRA.r-IK TOL'SEY, Pub. , Hi8 \Y:" " MOVING PICTURE STORIES" A 'l" t'i ill l111i lio:--nll•i :,1• ..:.>'-: 11 !-eern•rio \\'n i.i.1.:


Employees Get Half The National C a sh Register Company, employing approximately 7,000 persons in its plant h ere, lately announced a fifty fifty profit sharing plan for em ployees for 1920. Only employees in the Da-yton plant of the company will share in the profits. John H. Patterson, president of the company, ann ounced that the profits of the company wou l d b e determined b y outside account ants, and that after the net profits h ad been determined, an amount equal to 6 per ce n t. interest on the company's in vestment would b e deducted. The remain i n g profits, the statement said, will be di vided into two equal shares, 5 0 per cent. to the compa n y and 50 per cent to be di vided amo n g the employees. Profits to be distributed among the employees will be divided into two parts, half to ex ecutives and fore men>' and half to o th e r employ ees. The plan, it was announced, will cover the y e a r beginning with January 1. Payments will be made July 1 and December 31. 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