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THE UBERTY ,,_ OYSOF A Weekly .Magazi"ne containing Stories of the American Revolution. E . WOLl'F, rllUL I SllER, INC. , 166 WES T 23 D STREET, NEW YORK NEW YORK, AUGUST 11, 1922 Pl"ice 7 Cents As Dick began reading the d espatch taken from the British spy, the tramp of hor:;;es was heard. "Look!" cried Ben, running in and pointing to the road, while S a m snatched for his musket. "The Johnson Greens!" gasped Dick.


The Liberty Boys of I 11a ed Weekly-Subscription price, $3.50 per year; Canada, $4 . 00; Foreign, $4.50. Harry E. Woltr, Publisher, I nc., 166 West 23d Street, New York, N. Y. Entered as Second-Class Matter January 31, 1913, at the Post-Office at New York, N. Y . , under the Act of March 3, 1879. No. 1128 NEW Y ORK, AUG U S T 11 , 1 922 Price 7 cents The Lib e rty Boys and the British Spy OR, WHIPPING THE JOHNSON GREENS B y BARRY M OOR E CHAPTER Clever Boys On the Lookout. There were' two boys sitting in the coffee -room of a country tavern in the Vallley, in western New York, on{"afternoon in the autumn of the year 1781. They were eating and drinking and seeming like just a couple of ordinary coun try boys, attractihg no attention and not appearing to notice anything going on about them. Presently there entered a man in quiet garb and of modest mien, who took a seat not far from the two boys and called for something to eat and drink. "Keep an eye on that man, Bob," said one of the boys. "It strikes me that I have seen him before." "Is that s o, Dick?" quietly. "Who is he?" "I think he is a spy. I am not certain, but I think he is one. " ' The two boys at the table were not the simple eountry bumpkins that they se emed, but were the captain and first lieutenant, respectively, of the Liberty Boys, a band of one hundred sterling young patriots fighting for American independ ence, and at that time stationed in the Mohawk . Valley to watch the Tories and Indians, who were suspected of being about to make trouble in that region. The wayside tavern was notfar from the Mohawk River and near the mouth of Schoharie Creek, where there was a fort, the men from which often came there. The Liberty Boys were at Fort Hunter, and Dick Slater, the young cap tain, and Bob Estabrook, the lieutenant, had gone out to reconnoiter, going in disguise to escape the notice of any of the enemy who might possibly be prying about. Dick suspected the man in the quiet dress and yet was unable to tell if he had seen him although he had a remarkable memory for faces and voice s. It puzzled him, therefore, that there were some things about the man which seemed familiar, white there were others which were not. Others came in, it being the hour, and there was more noise than before, the landlord and his assistants being busy waiting on the numerous customers. Presently three or four soldiers from Fort Hunter came in and took seats not far from the quiet-looking man, who was busily engaged eating some boiled beef and and at times drinking from a large pewter pot of home-brewed ale in front of him. Dick did not appear to notice anything as he went on with his dinner, but he saw that the quiet-looking man regarded the militiamen clos e-ly and that he seemed to be listening to theit conversation. "The fellow i s a spy " he said t 0 himself "He a bit like a man' I chased through this region last year, when the Johnson Greens were marauding thet . . Schoharie Valley and through the region, but I am not certain of it." Have you made up your mind about him Dick?" asked B ob, presently. ' "Not entirely, Bob," quietly. "Do you reme m ber the spy we chased up the Mohawk for days last year and finally lost him? His name was Lawless, or at least that is what we heard it was from some of the J ohnson Greens whom we captured." "Yes, I remember now, Dick. The fellow had a heavy black beard." "That's the difference, Bob," quietly. "I missed the bearp. I knew there was something. I .knew the eyes and the no se , but the mouth and chin seemed strange. The beard covered them. I remember now that the fellow d id wear a beard. Still, I. may. be mistaken yet, and I am going t o hear his voice. That will settle it. The beard won't conceal his voi ce, if it did hide his mouth and chin." Then he got up and started toward the tables where the soldiers were sitting, eating and d r ink ing. He suddenly stumbled against the table where the quiet-looking stranger sat, and upset his pewter on the floor, with a crash. "What do you mean, y o u clumsy idiot?" cried the man, angrily. "Can't you s ee where you are going?" "Ah, now I know who you are!" cried Dick, straightening up and looking like his soldierly self. "You are a British s p y . Your name is Lawless , and I chased yo u through the Molfawk Valley las t year, but did not catc h you. This fellow i s a s•py, men. I am Dick Slater, of the Liberty Boys. You know me, I think. Arrest this man!" The stranger grew pale, sprang to hi s feet and whipped out a pistol to fire at Dick. The young captain knocked it out of his hand, and it was di scharged as it struck the floor, making a loud report. At once the ma. n . dashed away in the other direction, upset a table with a clatter, and suddenly sprang upon the window seat, threw open the sash and leaped out. Dick fired a shot at him, which carried away his hat but did no further damalie. •


THE. LIBERTY BOYS, AND THE BRITISH spy • "After him, men!'". cried Dick. "The .fellow is' clever, but he m .ust not escape . " The soldien> ran out. one do' or, and Bob and • the potboys out another, Dick following the .spy through the window and firing another shot as he ran around the house. " The shot suuck the corner of the building as the spy flew around and Dick ;put after Mm at hot speed. The chase was being taken up on various sides, but when Dick re-ached the corner hesaw the spy on horseba. ck dashing over the fields toward the river. . he is gone,'' he muttered, "but I will know him the next time, beard or no beard." Some of the men now came up and Dick point ed out the fellow disappearing in the woods be yond the field. "There he goes!" he said: "He was too quick for us, but another time I shall make sure of him." Dick an.d Bob then returned to the tavern and finished tl).eir meal, Dick saying: "I think we had better look farfher for this man, Bob. We cah make a few changes in our disguises, and he will not know us. My idea is that he is on the river . somewhere, and I think we will go there. We have a boat, so it is all riglit." Dick turned his coat ins ide out; the lining being all ()If one color, and so manipulated his J:lat that he changed it from .Al round to a three-cornered one and then after 'brushing his hair in a different fashion, quite altered his appearance. The boys then set off toward the river, where Dick had a boat concealed, and ih a short time they were gliding down stream in the direction of Schoharie Creek, keeping a sharp lookout along shore. "J!d like to know ju s t what 'the fellow's visit to the region means," muttered Dick , as Bob rowed s teadil y but with a s low, easy stroke. Sir John Johnson was here last year and got a good handling, and he. may be here for revenge. Therefore, we must watch this spy." Bob made little noise withhis oars, and Dick spoke only in low tones , so that if there were. any foe s about the boys would not betray themselves. The y went a s far as the mouth of the creek without seeing an y one, and then Dick turned and went up stream and across to the north bank at a point where the river was not very wide. "What do you expect to see on the other side, Dick?" asked Bob. "The fellow was on this side." "I know it, Bob, but he might have crossed over, might he not?" On the farther side of the river at this point there were thick woods, there being no settlement very near, and Dick was cautious in approaching it, therefore, keeping his eyes open for any suspicious signs. He did not know if there were enemies there, but he was always on the watch, especially in a wild country like this: They kept a little out from shore and went up stream, Bob rowing slowly, while Dick steered. All at once, . when about five or six yards from shore, there being a wooded point a short distance ahead of them up stream, Dick noticed a slight motion of the bushes on the point, and "Look out, Bob! There is sorrie one there. I am not sure who it " is." At that moment, as Bob . stepped rowing, a man in brown homespun came out upon the bank -and said, as if in . great surprise: "Hallo! Where mi ght you be bound? Live around here? Df>n't 'pear to me as ff rknowed you." Dick looked sharply at the man and judged him to be a stranger to the region, hi s dress and way of speaking being unlike those of the district. "Yes, we live around b.ere, .but I guess you don't, do you?" Dick replied. "Visitin' some folks around here? What might your name be?" I'm at the Fondas. You know them, don't you?" The Fonda family were good patriots and highly respected, and Dick knew at once that the man, from his apppearance, would never associate with them, and that he was probably lying. "Shucks! they're rebels!" he said, in disgust."If them's your sort I don't want anything to say to you." "I was only joking," the man replied, with an uneasy laugh. "I'm no rebel. You boys are good subject, too, aren't you? Many over to the fort below? Pretty small lot of men, ain't there?" "Medium," said Dick, keeping his eye on the bank. "Want to go over there? You gotter pre tend you're a rebel, if you do go, though." . "Oh, that's all right. I can do that,'' the other answered. "When would you want to go over?" "Any time you say,'' carelessly. Just then Dick noticed a suspicious motion in the bushes and gave Bob a quiet signal to send the boat out into the stream. Then there was a s udden twang of a bow string and an arrow passed. over the spot where Dick's head had been a moment befor . "Hallo! Indians , by Jovel" cried Bob. Crack-crack! At the same instant two sharp reports rang out, Dick having suddenly drawn his pistols and fired in the direction whence the arrow had come. In another moment an Indian came plunging through the bushes .and fell half in the water. "Friend of yours?" asked Dick of the startled stranger. CHAPTER IL-The Boys In Trouble. The man on the bank darted back, with a startled exclamation as the Indian slipped down into the water, and Bob sent the boat farther out into the stream. "That fellow may be playing 'possum, Bob," said Dick, quietly. "He was hit, enough, but I don't know how badly he was hurt." The Indian presently came to the surface, but instead" of swimming after the boat he gave it a startled look and made his way toward the bank and began presently to climb out. The Indian crawled away into the bushes, and Dick reloaded his pistols, saying, quietly: "He can't do much, Bob. Well, we set out to find one ene'my and found another. I'd like to know if lie came over to this side or not." "But if there are Indians about it means tro'O' ble, Dick."


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 8 "Yes but we don't know how many there are out of sight f>y the time the Tory arose to the of That we must find out. That1one looked surface puffing and blowing and very much astonlike an Ottawa. They are different from the Moished. Then he swam along, looking for a good hawks and Senecas and the other tribes of this place to land, the boys seeing him clearly, but region. He must have come from Canada, and if not being seen by him, as they were in the dark. tliere is one there must be more." He finally disappeared, and they could hear him They passed the point where the redskin had sputtering and calling upon the spy, who, howfallen into the water, but neither heard nor saw ever, made no answer. They were now away any more of them. from the bank and saw nothing of the Tory or of "It is possible that there was only one of the any one else. Suddenly, however, they heard a Indians," declared Dick, "and that he came up great splas h in the water and, turning his head, before the white man we saw knew anything Dick saw an Indian coming up. about it. He was evidently very much surprised, "Paddle away, Bob!" said Dick. although he is in with the Indians. He is a Tory, The Indian was swimming toward them, and of course." now three or four more appeared on the bank and "But the fellow we wanted most to see, the began sh.ooting arrows at them. Dick whipp ed 'British spy, has disappeared and that is too bad." out his pistols and fired rapidly at the two swim "Wait, Bob," qui etly, as the boat went on ?lowmers in the river, inflicting a bad scalp wound on ly, Bob work'ng his_ noiselessly at a signal one and hitting the other in the shoulder. from Dick. redskins from shore were hurrying toward the The latter had he.ard something which Bob boat, and now Dick fired his last pistol and could . not, and they glided slowly and quietly brought down another reds kin. Bob seized the along under the trees on the bank, and at times oars and tried t o get away, Dick taking a pistol under the bank itself, which overhung the river from the young lieutenant's belt and ploughing just here throwing a deep shadow well out upon a furrow in the scalp of one of the Indians in the the Presently Dick made a motion with water causing him to sing. Bel> tried to row his hand and Bob sent the boat under the bank away, but one of the Indians in the water beyond and held' on to a tree root which came out just the boat, who was not as badly wounded as the above his head. Then he heard the sound of a other, now swam to it and seiz ed the gunwale. man's vqice. Then one on the other si de swam up and, with a "If that fool Indian had not shot his bow we tomahawk in his right •hand, and holding to the could have had 'em." boat with the other, tried to brain Dick. The The voice was that of the man whom they had young captain banged .him over the head with seen on the bank farther down stream. the butt of hi s pistol, and he sank under water, "That is the trouble with them," returned the holding on to the boat. Bob hit the fellow on the .spy. "They are too eager to kill and they upset other side, but the boat was now tipping badly all our plans." and, being only a flat-bottomed affair, was in "Oh, they were r e bels, of course , though they danger. of filling and going down, having already pretended to be Tories . • I'd have had 'em if taken in considerable water. Other Indians now they'd landed." . came from the shore and! in a few moments the "Why, y ou donkey, those boys were Dick Slater boys were surrnunded, one Indian climbing into and Bob Estabrook, of the Liberty Boys, and you the boat and thus helping to sink it. The boys would have been a prisoner in a minute more. --were dragged out, however, and taken to shore, Those boys are well armed and as sharp as weas-there being now a dozen Indians on the bank. els. You will have to be a good deal sharper than Nothing was seen of Jud ge, the Tory, however, you are now to get best <>f them." nor of the British s py, and Dick concluded that "Well I don't know about that, Mr. Greenlaw. both had gone on, ignorant of the presence of the I never 'see the boy yet what could get the best Indians. The boat was drawn on shore and left o' me." high and dry, the boys being taken into the wood s "You wo1.1ld have seen them do it in a fe'JI'. mo-near by, where they were tied to trees and left ments if you had tried to take them," with a alone, while the redskins discusse d what was to laugh. "But I must off. I have not learned be done with them. '.fhere was a little open space all that I wish to learn. You have a good horse, where the boy s were tied, andi here the Indians Judge?" gathered, talking animatedly, although in short "Guess I have, but where did them rebels go? s entences, and seemingly forgetting a11 abo .ut the I want to see 'em. I don't ax any odds from 'em, prisoners . Dick w orked at Ms arms and at an' I'll bet you three shillin's I'll get the best on length got one of them loose, when it was no 'em yet." trouble to fr. ee the other. After this he cl'lnDick heard a sudden warning crack and hi ssed: trived to slip the thongs over hi s waist and d7op "Quick, ' Bob, out on the river! The bank them to t he .ground, stepping out of them. He is--" got in a bush and seeing a keen-bladed scalping Out from under the bank shot the boat, and knife on the ground he got it and glided t o the none too soon, either. The bank was weak at tree to which Bob was tied and cut the thongs that point, and as Judge came to the edge of it which bound him. At that moment one of the ,to look out upon the water it suddenly gave 'way reds kins clianced to turn, and saw thongs for three or four feet, and the men and a lot of fall to the ground. He did not se e Dick, the stones ar.d earth fell into the water with a splash. young patriot captain being behind the tree, but The boat swiftly away, but Dick gave Bob he suspected that something was wrong and at a quick signal and the young lieutenant once once set up a wild war-whoop and dashed for sent it under the bank father along, where 1 t was ward. Bob at once struck out vigorously with his


I . 4 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY right hand, took the red under the jaw with such force as to send him backward against two of his fellows, the three going down in a heap, and then darted arounws taking good care to put trees between them selves and the enemy, however. More than one arrow struck trees and remained quivering there, and more than one keenbladed tomahawk struck a branch and either remained the1e or fell to the ground. "They won't have any left by the time they get to the open , " muttered Bob, as he ran on. There was not much of an open space at the ba}1k, so that the boys had not far to drag t he boat. They had it nearly to the wateiwhen the foremost Indians, three or four of them, ame dashing toward them, expecting to prevent their escape. Dick poised the knife he had found in his hand and then 1\urled it with tremendous swiftne-zs straight at the leading redskin. True to the mark it took the ln Mark " declared Dick. "We have seen Indians' on the other side of the river." "inclians ?" echoed Mark. "Then the rumors that the Johnson Greens were coming again must be true." Dick reported what he had seen to the com mandant of the fort, who was greatly disturbed over the matter and said: "I think you had better do s ome reconnoiter captain. If there are Britis h s pies and Indians about, it looks as if there might be some trouble. We must lose no time in learning just what it is." "I tried to capture the spy on this side, sir, " Dick answered, "but he was too quick for me. It was on the other side that I saw the Indians but there was not a Ja1ge party of them." ' "The apppearance of even one would mean mischief, captain." "Yes, I know that and I will go over the1e as s oon . as you say, to-day, in fact. There are still several hours of daylight left." "Perhaps it will be as well to take a part of your troop first and if there is need for. the rest . send for them." "Very goo Harrys and a seore or s o more the young captain picking out a number of the sdiart est and m?st daring of the troop, as there might be some hvely work, and he wanted the P.ick of the boy s to undertake it. There were f!a'tboats at the fort, and as the boys were all mounted, these would> be to take the -horses across. Dick rode a magnificent coal-black Arabian whom he called Bob had a fine hay, tw.o Harrys pall" of sorrels, Ben a roan, Sam a chestnut, and Jack Warren a speedy bay mare "'.as secon.o you know a,,ma_n named Judge Jiving anywhere about here? Dick asked the principal man of the settlement. "Y dh' . I " , an es a Tory," was the reply. d l!ke ;o catch him, .to tell him what I think of him. Hes a hors e thief and a scoundrel and a Tory to boot. He pretended to 1 be a Whig but that was only to get the best of people, for' he's a snea_k and a ras cal , and I'll lay a horse-whip over his shoulders the first time I s ee him." "I'll more that," declared another. "I'll him on . sight, the ruffian! Thrashing him ISn't enough." ."Keep a lookout for him," said Dick. "He is a slippery rascal, and he knows something that I want to kniow,_ s o don't shoot him nor Jet him go after a thrashrng. Hold him and send for me."


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 5 "All right," replied the men. "We won't Jet him go." The bGys then set out toward the temporary camp, riding at an easy gait and looking about them for suspicious signs. There was some ort of a road, but for some of the way the boys made their passage through an open wood or along the river bank. With Dick and Bob were Ben., Sam, Jack, the two Harrys and Arthur Mackay, all resolute 'boys and all well mounted. Dick and Bob went ahead, the o.thers following a little way oehind, but not s o far but that they could be sig naled. They were nearing the road, passing through an open wo od, but bein g hidden from observation, when Dick s uddenl y paused, leaped to the ground and said , hastily: "Follow me, Bob. Tell the rest to come on quickl y, but on foot." r Dick had heard some one coming along the road on horseback, and he suspected that it might be an enemy. He an d Bob were now in uniforms, as were all the boys, and a little caution might be necessary in case the pers on coming on was an enemy. R eaching the road, the boys saw a distinguished-looking perso n riding along, but a person whom Dick at once suspected. He wore a powdered wig, a cocked hat of beaver and a richly trimmed suit of fine cloth and fine riding •boobs, lookin g like a squire or a person of some distinction. In an instant, however, Dick noticed certain things about the. pers on which convinced him that he was the quiet-looking man whom he had seen on the .other side of the river, an hour or more previous; in fact, that he was the British spy, Greenlaw or Lawless, or whatever he wished to call himself. "Halt!" he cried, springing out into the road. "You are our priso ner. Dismount at once." "I am in gieat haste, young sire," said the man, in smooth tone's, "so take my money and let me go." "We do not want your money," replied Di c k. "You are a spy, and we wish to knovv your mission in this section." The other laughed and replied: "You are very much mistaken. I see we are all acting at cross purpos-es. I thought that you • we1e highwaymen, and yo u take me for a spy. Ha! ha! that is very amusing. However, if you wish my money--" . Dick whistled, and Ben, Sam and Jack came forward. "Lead the gentleman into the wood," said Dick. The spy, as Dick had no doubt he was,1was led into a little opening away from the road and was made to dismount. '"Will you give up your papers now, Mr. Greenlaw, or shall I be forced to search you?" asked Dick. "You are making a great mistake,' sir," said the spy. "My name i s not Greenlaw. I am Sir Harry Granville, and I am a:bout to pay a visit of imp.ortance to a family in the neighborhood of bless me, you have quite driven the name out of my head, but it has some confounded outlandish Indian name. Take my money and let me depart at on ce." "Search h im, boys," said Dick , in a decided tone. Bob and Jack immediately began feeling in the man's pockets for papers, but found none. Jack ran his fingers along the seams for traces of anything sewed in the lining, but found nothing. They took off Sir .Harry's coat and waistcoat, and Jack felt in his neckcloth, but heard no answering crumple of paper which would indicate 'the pres ence of hidden despatches , and both he and Bob "ere b eginning to doubt that they would find any-thing-. "Take off hi s boots ," said Dick, and h e notic ed a faint flush on the man's pale face, whitenetl, he knew, to disguise him. "Sit down, sir," said Bob. "If you choose to remove your boots youro;elf it will save us the ttouble." He flu shed deeply and took off first one boot and then the other, the boys picking them up as he threw them down. There appeared to be noth-. ing in them, 'but Dick noticed that one of them seernerl to have a false s ole, and in a moment he had ripped this o ff with a sharp knife. Under the s ole was a paper foldioo quite flat. CHAPTER IV.-The Enemy Di sc o v ered. Dick qui ck l y unfolded the paper, the spy being now 011 his feet and regarding the young patrio' captain with a great deal of interest. As he had supposed the pape;r was a despatch, a lette1 of instructions from Sir John Johnson to one of his rnptains to be delivere

6 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY the spy puzzled Dick, and he finally determined to send him over with the boats to the fort and let the commander do what he thought best. It was nearly dusk, the boats we're crossing, there was a good deal going on, a'nd the boys were busy when suddenly there was an ala:i:rn and a chorus of yells as a lot of Indians came 1ushing toward the little camp. The boys opened fire upon the Indians, but in the sudden confusion the spy made bis escape. The Indians were quickly driven back, 1but nothing was seen of the spy, who had leaped upon his hQrse and had dashed away in the gathering gloom and was now nowhere to be seen. M.ark and: the boys came . over, and Dick concluded to go on the march at once and give the warning to the settlements, toward which the Johnson Greens were undoubtedly mak ing their way. "The spy will warn' the enemy, no doubt," said Dick, "and we must not lose any more time. than we can help." The boys were riding>on in the gathering darkness, when Dick saw two riders coming toward them at a rapid gait. In a few moments he made them QUt to be two girls, and went ahead with Bob and two or three of the boys. "ts that you, captain?" one of the girJ.s asked, Dick at once recognizing her as Susie offatt, whom he had met at the little settlement earlier in the afternoon. "Yes, Susie, and the Liberty Boys,'' he answered, "on the trail of the Jd'hnson Greens." "Yes, a party of them rode somewhat to the north of our house some little time ago, hut there is a band Qf Indians waiting to waylay you on the road a few miles from here. We saw them, Pearl and I, and heard the man called Judge say that they would sweep you off the face of the earth in an hour." "I think we will have somet}ling to say about that," dryly. "Let us go Qn," as the boys came up. "You will want an escQrt to your homes . . " The boys rode on with Dick and Bob, Susie's companion being .called Pearl Gray, a very pretty girl living near Susie. "How many of the Johnson Greens were there, l!'irls?" asked Dick. :'I don't know, but not as many as there are of the Liberty Boys," Susie made reply. "There are probably more somewhere else," replied Dick, thoughtfully. "That would not ibe many. Well, we will follow them, at any rate, and if there are not too many we will attack them and give them all the trouble we can." As they were riding on, Pearl said to Dick, pointing to what seemed to be nothing but a tangle of bushes and stunted trees: "This is the road, captain. The lnddans are on the other arid there are a lot 00: them." "But this does not look at all like a road," Dick replied with a little laugh. "It is nothing but a tangle." , "No, it's a road, captain," declared Susie. "You will see that it is in a few minutes. It is pretty bad here, to be sure, but it gets better as you go on. Trust us, captain. We will not lead you astray." "I know that, Susie, but it looks as little like a road as one can well imagine." "All right," said Dick, and lie went forward, the girls going with him and showing him the way; for a few rods, when the moon arose and the way was clear as well as much better. "We won't g-0 any farther," said Susie; at length, "'and no one needs to go with us. There are a lot of the Indians, and they might do a lot of mischief, but if you go this way they will not see you and you may punish them later when they least expect it." "You had better let a couple of the boys go with you, girls," persisted Dick. "They cari ride rapidly and will overtake us, as we cannot go at too fast a P'ace." "It isn't really necessary, captain," protested both girls. "We are used to going about alone," added Susie. \"And the boys never ask to see us home," declared Pearl. Nevertheless, Dick had his way and sent Harry Judson and Harry Thurber to see the girls home and then hurry on and rejoin the Liberty Boys. They set off by moonlight, while Dick and the Liberty Boys continued on their way, now in the r,hadow, but usually having plenty of light to see their way, although not as much as the girls and their escort. At length they heard the sound of distant firing, and Bob said to Dick with a sudden exclamation: "I'll bet the boys have come upon the Indians after all!" "Maybe," replied Dick. "If they do not come back shortly I will send some of the boys to look for them." The boys halted and listened, but heard no more shots for some minutes, when they went on agaih. At length Dick halted the main body of the boys, sent hack Ben and two other boys to look for the two Harrys, and went ;ahead with Bob, Jack and half a dozen others to reconnoiter. Mark was left in charge of the boys and would send ahead to Dick in ca s e anything happened to demand the young captain's presence. Riding on rapidly but cautiously, listening for any suspicious sound and looking ahead wherever there was an open space, Dick at length observed lights ahead of him and, .halting the boys, he went on with Bob to see what they might mean. Going on with more caution than before, the tw-0 boys suddenly discovered that the lights were the campfires of the Johnson Greens. CHAPTER V.-The Girls Carried Off. The boys dismounted, left their horses at the side of the ioad and went forward with still more caution, determined to see how large a force the enemy had and whether there were other bodies than the Johnson Greens. The camp extended aicross the road for some distance on either side and well ahead of them, there being a number of fires and many men sitting around each of them. "We can't go along the road, Bob," said Dick. "Let us go through the woods, you on the right and I on the left, and work as close as we can." They set out, cautiously. the moon and the fires giving them plenty of light and sometimes too much, in fact, as they had to use considerable


THE LIBERTY : BOYS . THE BRITISH SPY 7 care to avoid being seen. . Crouching along tieticing him wherr The Indfans , seeing that the boy s were not tied he ,l?aying: to the trees, set up a howl and at once a tremen"Some cff you f>assed within a few yards of the hue and cry was raised. The four boys •ra.n young rebeJcs, but if I had given the alarm I should as fas t as they could, the Indians after them, not be here now . They are a determined lot of when HaJ:ry Thurber said; quickly: young rebels and th' ey are bound to make all the "Go on, boys, I must get the horses." trouble -they can." Then he shot off to one .side,keeping hidden . "They can't do much,'' growled 0-ne . "How by the while the other with Ben and many there? One hundrecf. And we have a Sai;i! hurried on to Phil and Arthu;r were thousand-Johns on Greens , Butler's Rangers, In: wa1t1I1g. Harry got 1 .nto the. camp agam, the dians and s ome • regulars". They can't get ahead greater part of the Indians gone afte1 .of u s, a n p they wouldn't dare to attack us." boy s , released .the two sorrels, Jumped upon his "Wait and see," said the. s p y . "I think . you mvn an?,_ the dashed away, the would be wise to send a force to clear out the moon g1vmg him all the light he wanted. Then • young r e bel s, but I am not so sure that. you'd do s9me of the .Indian s him and tried to cat!=h. it however. you would no,t know where to find him, the horses temptmg them more than he did. them." The pistols had not been taken from the holsters, . d D " k . and Harry dr" ew them and fired two quick shots, .Other men were seen commg up now, . an ic wounding one Indian and grazing the top-knot slipped a'Yay for fear h e discovered. of the other. Harry Juds on and Ben and his boys The!l he to Bob b imitatmg,the call of were firing at a livel y rate upon the red skins, a mght bird, an<;! made his way back to where going on at the same time and Harry .quickly they had separated. • eoys reste d for so me hours, and then Dick opm1on .of and I woul.d very like to went on the march again, going ahead cautiously catch h1.m and !'ee-p him from aomg so as not to fall into any trap set by the Tories more mischief. He will try to u s, I thmk, ani! the Indians . Reaching the place where the and we must keep a for him. Some of Jofui son Greens had camp ed, the boys found it the Johnson Greens don t think much of u s, but deserted, the enemy having gone on some little he . time before. The bo ys pushed ahead, following The bo ys ' were eager to follow the Johnso n the trail readily till at length Dick said: Greens and punish them, but realized that with "The1 y are going to Johnstown. The settlement their small force it would b e unwise to attempt is a prosperous one, and Johnson Hall, their for anything of the sort. Meanwhile, Ben, Sam, Phil tified retreat, is only two miles north of Johns Waters and Arthur Mackay h ad gone to look for town viflage and, if necessary, they will have a the two Harrys and the girls, fearing tha_ t some-refuge to fly to. The plan was cleverly arrange<:!." thing had happened to them from having heard The boys went on rapidly, hoping to do somethe shots. They hurried on in the direction thing to warn the settlers, but the enemy weTe whence the shots had come and at last came upon ahead of them an<;l had sent larger par.t of the trail of the Indians, this being easy to follow their force -well ahead of them, so that even if with . all the light they had. Following i.t rapidly, Dick could have gotten around the detachment they finally saw lights ahead of them and dis-he, there was s till the others to be reckoned mounted, going on, leading their hor s es for a with. With only one hundred bo'Ys, Dick could short distance. Then Ben and Sam went ahead, not, of co urse, hope to attack a force of one thou saying that they would signal Phil and Arthur if but he had hoped to warn the s ettleTs so they were needed. They hurried on and soon that they could do something for themse lves. He came to the camp, see in g the two boys tied to was una'ble to do this, however, and the combined trees, but saw nothing of the girls. Ben imitate

8 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY / at -0nce s e t about rallying the settlers and trying to get word to Colonel Willett and others that no time need be lost in meting out justice to the invade'l's. in a very mellow condition, his tongue being thick and his feet unsteady. "That the fell-0w?" asked Dick, putting the par.tly emptied jug in front of Judge. CHAPTER VI.-The Escape of the Spy. "Yes, that's him. How did you know it? You only guessed, thougl}, J guess. Yes , that's him." Greenlaw was n<>w coming up the steps of the taver.n, having seen the Tory at the window. He The Liberty Bo ys were encamped near Johns-presently entered, looked carelessly at Dick withtown, in a secluded sp<>t out of sight of the enemy, out recognizing him, and said, taking a seat: who might f.all upon them if their whereabouts "Been around any, J11d:ge ?" w e r e known, and Dick shortly set out to spy upon "No, I h ain't yet. Been waitin' for you. The the en e m y and at the same time try to get hold Injuns have got them gals , an' I guess we'll have of the Britis h spy, who would pr-0ba 1bly endeavor s om e trouble gettin' on 'em away . . " to do all h..e could to discover the location of -their "Found the camp <>f the young rebel1 s , Judge'?" camp. W earin g a suit of buckskin and a coona sked the s p y . "Have you looked? Do yio_u know skin. cap and carrying a long rifle over his shoul-if they have come on or not?" der a n d a hthe jug he looked like a boy of the backwm Johnson Hall. Well the Liberty Boys. on the outs ki rts there was a tavern which had al"H'm! I kn<>w 'em better'n y ou think" with a way s been patr on i zed by the Tories of the region chu c kle. "I've s een the young wildcats afore now and was called the K,ing' s Arm, and here he felt and what's more, I know when their camp sure he would find the spy. now. l'.ve been bu s y this morning, stranger. "If I can capture him it will be something" he What did y ou say your name was? Guess I said to hims elf, I may learn something if I didn't catch it. " don't catch him." "Greenwall," shortly . "You say you kn<>w the Nearing the tavern, he saw that there were camp of the Li•berty Boys?" eage'I'l y . "Th9 are several redcoats and a number of Tories there, here , then?" . noticin g Judg e sitting on the steps, smoking a "Shouldn't wonder if they was , s ee ing that I've clay pipe and looking about .as if expecting some seen Dick Slater and the lieutenant and a lot one. mor e on 'em this morning . Was you counting on "Have something to warm ye up stranger?" seeing 'em? You ain't a rebel?" asked Dick. . ' "No, I am not," with a shoi t laugh. "Don't mind ef I do " replied Judge "but I'm "Y'Ou said you'd like to see 'em." waitin' for I wouldn't to mis "So I would, but only so I could bring the him." ' troops down upon them." "Can't you sit a t the winder, an' then if he "H'm! that' s diff.ere'ht!" with a g runt. . comes up . y ou can rap for him or whistle, or some-"Yes._ So. you don ' t like them any bette r than thing? Come ahead, it's onsocial to drink al

THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 9 No w, you go quietly and easy and you 'll find 'em. Then you can take your regiment afterwards." "H'm! I don't know but that you are right. I'll ask the two officers yonder to go with us." The officers were two captain of British regulars, and had a much more soldierly apppearance than the Johns on Greens, although they were not of the pick of the army by any means . "If too many don't go I will capture the whole lot," thought Dick, "but if they d'O, then they won't see the camp at all." Juage had his head on the table and was snoring lustily, and now the spy went over to the table where the officer s were sitting and said, pointing to Dick: "The backwoodsman knows where the camp of the young rebels , the Liberty Boys, is and is . ready to show it to us. I am going there with him. Will you go with us, gentlemen?" . "Is the fell<>w to be trusted?" asked one of the redcoats . "He might be a rebel himself, for all we know." "No, he is not; trust me for that. I would know if he •were not all right. 'rhe Liberty Boys are banging a:bout and we must get rid of them. Once we know where they are we can do it. What do you say, gentlemen?" "If the backwood sman turns out -to be a rebel we'll shoot him, let him understand." "Nonsense! he is no more a rebel than we are," and the spy beckoned to Di-ck to come oveT, not knowing that the young captain had already heard every word of the conversation. Dick went over to the table and the spy said, carelessly: "These gentlemen s uspect that you are a rebel." "Huh! I ain't responsible for folks' ignor ance," contemptuous ly. "I ain't a rebel, that's all." Dick Slater regarded himself as a patriot, and .as an American soldier and officer, and did not recognize the word "rebel" as applying to him at all, so that from his standpoint he told onl y the truth. "And they say further," continued the spy, "that if they find you to be a rebel they will shoot you." "Let 'em shoot!" contemptuously. " I know something about shootin' myself, an' ef they can shoot fust they're lucky, that's di I gotter say, Mr. Greenwall." "We will go with you," said one of the offkers, "for we want to find these impudent young rebels and clear them out. Remember, though, if we detect any signs of treachery on your part-" "Shucks! if I wanted to fool you I could do it and you wouldn't know a thing about it, and if you tried to shoot me I'd have a load o' bullets in both of you before you had your pistols level ed !" in tones of contempt. "I donno as I want you to go with me, after all, but if y'OU do go you gotter behave yourselves and not scare up the rebels ahead o' time and have 'em peppering us. Maybe you donno that they're all dead shots? " The redcoats were evidently not accustomed to being talked to in so plain a fashion and they showed it, but the spy said, in an apologetic tone: "You must not mind the man. He i s from the backwo<>ds .and is used to plain speaking. You had better go with him." "I donno as I'm 'specially anxious to have 'em come," muttered Dick. "Some o' the Liberty Boys mought see us an' open fire on us, an' if I didn't get hit by the rebels these redcoats mought hit me instead." "Oh, we'll go!" muttered one of the redcoats . "We have to be cautious, however, and that's why I spoke -as I did." The officers went for their horses, therefore, the spy never suspecting Dick to be anything but what he pretended to be, and in a few minutes they all set out for the camp of the Li •berty Bo y s. Dick did n<>t take the m'Os t direct road to the camp for a number <>f reasons, one being that 'be wished it to be difficult to find the way again in ca s e he failed to capture the spy and the redcoats, and another was that .in case any one -suspeo,ted him and started to follow they would be so confused that in a short time they would not know where they were going and would be glad to escape the pursuit. He set off, apparently on a straight road, but made sudden turns and short detours, even nearly doubling on his tracks at times, but without arousing the suspicions of the spy or the redcoats. Then he took narrow lanes and paths, which could hardly be discerned, which it w<>uld greatly P'llZZle the redcoats to find another time, at,.last coming into a little road that led straight to the camp, although that would not be visible till one was nearly upon it. Dick and the spy r<>de alongside, the two officers folfowing, all going at a goo1 gait, Dick not having given any ideJl of how .far it was to the camp. They were quite near it, in fact, and Dick uttered the cry of a hawk as a signal to the 1 boys. "What i s that?" asked one of the officers, never suspecting that 1Jie sound had been made by Dick himse lf. "That's a hawk," said the spy. "You often hear-by Jove! I remember now! That is one of the signats of the Liberty Boys! We are betrayed! This is Slater himself! Make your es cape while you can!" The redcoatswheeled and dashed away, losing no time in trying to shoot Dick, while the spy p1unged into the woods, sending a shot flying toward the young patriot as he fled. CHAPTER VIL-The Arrival of Colonel Willett. Dick Slater did not e s pecially care if the officers did escape, but he wanted the spy and meant to get him. The spy's shot flew over Dick's head, and in an instant the young captain sent one flying after the spy, which carried away his hat, a second passing through his wig and making the powder fly. Then Dick leaped from his horse and set out after the spy, calling out loudly: "The spy, boys, after him! Catch the two redcoats if you can, but don't let this fellow escape!" Then he discharged his long rifle, sending a bullet throug h the s l eeve of the spy's coat. He threw away the rifle and trusted to his pistols only, having at).other brace still not discharged. Several Liberty Boys appeared, some running after the two redcoats and firing rapidly at them, more coming on after the spy, who quickly dismounted and. let his horse go loo se, being more than helpe d by him now in the thick


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY woods. Ben, Sam, Jack, the two Harrys, Phil, Arthur and several more of the Liberty Boys hurried after Dick, whom they could plainly see, ahd it began to look bad for the spy. There was a lot lf Tough country here and there in the Mohawk Valley in those days, and the boys pres e-ntly came upon s ome of the roughest of it. . The British s p y had been in this part of the State before, evidently, and knew it pretty well, for he hurrie'd! on after the worst tangles he could find, apparently res olved to get away from the persistent young patriots. He did not again fire at Dick , but the latter sent two more shots flying afte1 him, one of them .giving him a flesh wound in the shoulder and! the other inflicting a s light scalp woul}d. He presently dodged into a great .clump of shrub pines, which hid him from view, and Dick called to the .boys to come on in haste and to surround the place s o a s to prevent the fellow's escape. The boys understood Dick, although all of them had not se en the spy enter the cluster of pines. Jack and the two Harrys went to one sid e of it,. and Ben, Sam and Phil on the other, Arthur Mae kay, Paul Ben s on and Will Freeman following the young captain and hastening straight toward the pines. "Lend me a brace of pistols, boys, mine are all discharged," said Dick , as Arthur and the others came up. . Each 'of the three boys gave him a pistol, and all ran forward, Dick plunging at once into the pines, a pistol in each hand. Then shots were heard and a shout from Jack on one side of the trees. "Hallo! there goes the. rascal now!" the dashing fellow shouted. Then more shots were heard, and Dick and his boysdashed through the pines, coming out on the other side and seeing the spy hurrying toward a creek, wJiose water!\ could be s een shimmering in the sunlight at some little distance.' "If we cannot get him before he reaehes that," muttered D ick , "we shall have to let him go." "Yes , once across he will make his way back to Johnstown, which is not far away," replied Harry Juds on, who was a Mohawk Valley boy a 'nd knew this district well. The ' boys were all together now and hurried on rapidly, .but the....i;py did tl!.e same and taking a short cut, which he seemed to know of, reached the creek where it made a sharp bend and was soon in it with a splash. The boys hurried on and reached the bank, seeing the spy on the other side hurrying aiway into the woods. "There is no use in following him','' declared Dick. "We would only fall into a trap. We may as ' well return. At any rate, yo u him a good chase, boys, and he did not escape without having a lively run for it. I wonder how Bob got on with the redcoats?" ' It was like Dick Slater to give the others the greater credit for anything, as he did in this case, and Jack said ith a laugh: "We fellow s would not have come anywhere near him, captain, if you had not suggested our surrounding the pines. He is a slippery chap, however, and not every one could catch him.'" "He knows the country," added Harry, "other wise he would not have escaped. He is the same fellow we chas ed last year, a nd t remember then that he knew the country very well." . Th e boys then returned to the camp, where they learned that Bob and hi s boys lrad captured the two 'redcoats , who were now in camp under guard. "You are a rebel, jus t a s I s aid you were," mut tered one, as he saw Dick. "You said you were not." "I am not a r e bel,'" Dick replied. "I am an Ame"rican officer and a patriot. We do not know any rebels." "You are all rebel s in our eyes, " the other retorted a ngrily. "I ain't responsible for folks' ignorance," replied Dick, after the manner of the supposed backwoodsman, and the boys all laughed, although they had not heard him say it before. ' Dick quickl y resumed his uniforIT\ and tioned the two officers, but they had very little t o say and evidently did not know the plans of the leaders of the expedition. "We ought to have captured the " spy," declared Dick to Bob and Mark, "but we cannot always do as we wish, and we will have to be s atisfied with what we have done . " "Do you think the two know very much of what the Johns on Greens intend doing?" a sked Bob . "No, I do not, and I think that the Butlers and the res t of thE!m are not quite settled as to what they will do themse lves. If they remain in the neighborhood they run the risk of getting a . good whipping, for I am quite ce1tain that Willett and others are on their way hither and mean to fight the Greens." The Liberty Boys were .cautione

THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 11 we can get, starve." Oi donno ?'-Sure the b y es can't ) "I think Dick. it will be all right, Patsy," replied CHAPTER VIII.-An Attempt at Rescue. After Patsy and Carl had .gone out for supplies, Dick said to Bob : "I think perhaps we can do something toward getting those poor girls away from the Indians, Bob, and I am going to db it and not wait till dark. They may • be g one by tnat time." "That is so," Bob replied. "If they imagine that any one is coming after them they will be likely to make off haste, and especially if the whites want the girls. " "Get a di sguise, Bob," Dick continued, "and we will tny to find the girls and see what we can do for them." "I'll go with you, Dick," said Bob, eagerly .. In a short time both boys were ready, wearmg ordinary clothes and being well supplied with pistols concealed under their coats . They rode horses not likely to attract attention, as their own would have done , and made their w a y through and back of the town, but not in the dire:ction of Johnson Hall, Dick being satisfied that the Ind1ans who had the girls in their po ssession were not with the Tories . At length, on a lonely part of the road where there was not a dwelling in sight, the two rbo:ys encountered' a lad of eleven or twelve, who was dust, dirt and ragged and crying bitterly. "What's the matter, boy?" asked Dick , rein ing in. "The Injuns took away my rifle what I was goin' to fight the rebels with," the boy sobbed. Bob grinned at the idea of a boy o f that age doing any fighting, but Dick asked him, in a s ympathetic tone: • "Where are the Indians? Maybe w e can get your dfle for you." "Back there in the wood s . There's a lot on 'em, or I'd have licked 'em m'self. 1'11 show you." "All right, rbut you'd! better let us go first," said Dick, di smounting. "I• s it far?" "No; over in that piece o' woods," pointing to a thick wood at a little di s tance. "They're right into the middle of 'em." The boys left the horses where they would not be seen and then set off for the ""ood s, the lad going with them. They did not really want him with them, but did not know jus t h ow to get rid o{ him, having half promised to g et his rifle back for him. Approaching the wood s , however, he s eemed frightened, ancJ said' : "I'll wait here till you come out. If I should go in there I'd: want ter lick 'em, and then mebby I wouldn ' t get my rifle." '"All right," said Bob, "y ou wait her e, and if we can get the rifle we will. We can't promis e." "All right, " and the bo y sat on a stone and began to whistle, while Dick and Bob went forward cautiously, keeping a watch upon the wood s and their eyes and ears wide open. They entered the woods and for a short time nothing WfJ. S heard, ibut at length Dick distinguished s ounds and went forward, cautiously. Finally he heard Indians talking and saw a number of them sitting or walking about among the trees , and said• to Bob: "Take one s ide, Bob, and I'll take the other and get in if.. we can. They may not be particul a r. Watch, first, to s ee if there are any other whites there: " The two boys separated ,and went ' on rapidly but cautiously till quite near to the Indians. ll'hen Dick saw three or four white men, but none whom he knew and went 6n carelessly, signaling to Bob that he was going in, and i?!' a few moments strolled in, nodded to the whites and went on for a few yards. There was a tepee at a little distance, three or four Indians sitting in front of it, and Dick decided at once that the girls were in it, there •being no other tepees , but only rude shacks in the camp. "What you do in' around here?" a s ked one of the me'n, a rough-looking fe}low in a buckskin shirt and homespun breeche s . "Keeping an eye on the rebels," said Dick. "There's some on 'em erbout lookin' for some gal-s ter steal." "Huh! they can't get 'em from the Injuns. They was some redcoats an' another feller wanted 'em, but the Injuns took 'em instead. Who was the rebels what wanted 'em?" "Some o' the Liberty Boys. Ever hear on 'em?" "Yes, .but they won't get 'em. I'd like to have one o' the gals m'self, but it would be much as my life is wuth to try an' get her." " 'Fraid o' the Injuns, are you?" carelessly. "Wull, not o' one or two, ibut _ the hull consarned lot'd pitch onto a feller if he tried ter get 'em. There's Judge, he dassent do it, an' the spyin' chap what got away from the Liberty Bo y s . this mornin', he's another what'd like to have 'em, but they can't get 'em . " "What spyin' feller i s that?" carelessly. "Hawkins, or suthin' that. They 'mo s t had him. " " Gal s over there in the tepee?" "Yes, two on 'em, an' the Injuns are keepin' a .mighty strict watch onto 'em , too. You can't get nowheres nigh 'em." "I guess I could do it if you'd get up a fuss with the Injuns an' get their stir up a mu s s with 'em an' get ' e m away from tne tepee fur a minute, s o's I could rus h up an' grab the gals. They'd come with me, putty quick, I . guess. " "Huh! there's been other fellers here axin' ter see 'em an' they wouldn't have nothin' ter sav to 'em." "I guess you dassent stir up a fuss with t h e Injuns," .scornfully . "Ye're afraid on 'em , that's what. " "Ain't nuther, but the gals won't come wi t h yer, so what's the u se?" "I'll snatch 'em away quick, both on 'em, be fore they know it.". The n Dick got up and walked a w a y , s ignalin g to Bob to g et around near the tepee and to wait. Bob had seen it and guesse-d, as Dick had, tha t the girls were in it. -"Shouldn't wonder if we could do suthin' if all on us went into it, Pike," said one of the men to the one Dick had talked to. "S.ure we could," s aid another, the me-n having all heard the conve:trsation. . 'l


.12 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY "He's goin' over that sure," muttered "Ho! hi! you're r e bel s ! Hallo! lnjuns, fellers, Pike. "Shouldn't wonder if he were goin' ter hurry up1 the rebel s are running away!" try it." The boy s hurried a way a s fas t a s they could Dick walked past the tepee at a little di stance, go and heard nothing of the Indians , although saying, in a loud tone. s o that the girls within they did hear shots from the direction of the might hear: wood s. "You Indians think you are very clever, but "The Tories are having a fight for it, I guess," the white men will get thos e _girls away from muttered Bob. "They won't get much from u s , you yet." though-'.' The flap of the tepee was thrown aside little • On went the boy s , taking the way they had and Susie Moffatt looked out. come, except that they did not go through the "Ugh!" grunted one of the Indians. "Paleface town, but around it to the camp. gal put face in!" . "I am sorry we could not get Pearl," said Dick, The whites saw Dick disappear behind the when they were n _earing the camp, "but we must tepee, and Pike said, with a grunt, getting up: not despair, and we may get her away from the -"Blamed ef he ain't goin' ter try it. Come on, red ruffi ans sooner than we think." we gotter do our part on it. We don't have to "lt''S too bad, captain," said Sus ie, "but I know stay here arter-we get the gals." that you and the lieutenant did the be s t you . The whites suddenly advanced in a body to-could and that if it had been po s sible you would ward the group in front of the tepee, and Dick have rescued her. It was a lot to do, with Indians suddenly dropped to the ground and drew a sharp and Tories all around, and I wonder you did as knife from under his coat, signaling to Bob at well a s you did." the same time to. advance. The Indians sprang Entering the camp, the boy s were heartily up and the whites r :ddenly attacked them, makwelcomed by Mark and a ll the boy s , Sus ie being ing a . Jot of noi s e. Dic'K glided up and ct a cheered as well a s Dick and Bob . slit four or five feet long in the back of the tepee. "Where i s Pearl?" a s ked Ben Spurlock. " "Quick, girls !" he s aid. "It i s I, Captain Slater. "How quickly he missed her," laughed Mark, I will fool thes e fellow s a s well a s the Indians. in hi s teasing way. Make haste!" "We'll have to go again for her,'' replied Bob. There was a fight on betwee)1 the Indians and "We could not get both of them." the whites now, and other Indians were coming "Well, every little counts against the red ras-to the aid •of the fir s t . Dick quiclCly helped the cal s ,'' declared Sam. girls out, and Bob came dashing pp to help him Sus ie was made to feel at home at once, and get them away. Then an Indian saw what had the boys all declared that they would go after been done, the flap swinging open and set up a her girl friend a s soon as it was w i s e to . do so howl. At once the redskins left the whites and and res cue her from the Indians . flew after Dick and Bob. Dick put sus ie over "As s oon a s we can get help to move against his shoulder and ran with her, but Bob, in at-the Johns on Greens ," said Bob, and then Patsy tempting to lift Pearl, suddenly stumbled over a and Carl came in and reported the a rrival of fallen log and fell heavily. The girl ran, but Colonel Will ett and a force of p a t r iots. . was pursued and caught, Bob e scaping notice for the time. "Hurry, Bob!" cried Dick. "You can't do anything now, make haste!" Then Dick fired a shot or two at the redskins and made a lot of confusion, Bob, springing up, firing a couple of shots and then running after Dick. "Get to the road as soon a s you can and secure the horses, Bob," said Dick. "We must puzzle these fellows." Meanwhile, the Tories , seeing that the girls had been carried off, fought their way out of the carrip and hurried after the boys. Bob fired another shot to deceive the India n s and then dove into a thicl

. THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 13 they take fright and get away. It is not long to sunset now and they are not likely to learn much about us, so I think they will be here in the . morning." • Dick and the boys then set out on their way to the camp, taking a little different road to see whether there were any of the Johns on Greens or redcoats about trying to learn something concerning the patriots. Dick and Bob were riding a little ahead of the rest when they saw a man coming along the road on hors eback, who at once aroused Dick's s u s picions, and he sajd to -"If that is not Greenlaw, or Greenwall, or Law less, or Hawkins, or whatever name the fellow likes best, it is his brother." "But he i s an old man and dresses like a Quaker,'' replied Bob. "Very true, but the spy can dress as he like s and probably has more than one di sguise. When we get to him, take hi s right and I'll take his left, we'll clo se in upon him." "All right," said Bob, but as the boys rode on the supposed. Quaker suddenly took the extreme edge of the road where there was no room to get to one side of him without going up the bank. 'Get behind him, Bob," whispered Dick. The stranger suddenly halted, however, saw the other Liberty Boys coming on and wheeled in an instant, dashing away at a more lively rate than ever Quaker rode. "The boy s alarmed him," said Dick. "After him, Bob!" "He was not taking any risk, in case we . stoi;>ped him," laughed Bob. .After the spy, as Dick kne w him to be, rode the boys, thos e behind joining in the chase in a moment and rapidly gaining upon him. The spy 1'Ut hi s horse to its utmost speed, knowing what would be hi s fate if he were caught. After him went the boy s , gaining on him every moment, but as they saw a turn in the road toward which the spy was urging hi s steed at the utmost, a squad of re

14 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY The footsteps grew suddenly very rapid and then there was the sound of a sudden shot. At once a number of Liberty Boys darted out upon the road and Arthur shouted: "I've got one of them!" • "The other one got away,'' added Will. "I fired a little too soon, I think. It was that spy. I saw him running. " Dick Slater now came up and_ the boys hold ing their prisoner brought him before the young captain. " Oh, s o it's you, is it, Judge?" said Dick. "I'd rather have had the other fellow. It was Green law wasn't it?" " Ye s , the sneak!" with a growl. "He said,he'd find out where you young rebels was and drive you out, but he didn't say nothin' about my get tin' ketched, he didn't!" "Why did he want to find out where we were for? I s he go ing to bring the Johnson Greens up to attack us?" "That's what he said, but the most on 'em are drinkin' an' carousin' at the camp, an' the_Injuns i s no better, while Butler an' his Rangers are goin' on scandalous! The redcoats might come, but they hain't got the say o ' things . " "You are a spy, Judge,'' said Dick, sternly, "and deserve t o be hanged, but you are really not worth it, and I w ould not waste powder and shot on you . We will keep you for a time in order you may do n o mischief, and then we'll let you go." "That's 'cause I told you about the redcoats an' the Johnsing Greens, I s u ppose," muttered Judge. "Partly," said Dick, "but mostly becaus e we d on't want your company. We are going to give you a good thrashing and let you go, and if you come around here again we'll hang you." The T ory turned pale and trembled, for the prospect o f getting a whipping such mi the Lib e rty Boys would give him was not pleasing. "Take him away," added Dick, "and if he tries to e s cape, shoot him. " "H'm! 'pears ter me I hain't got very good prospeck s either way,'' muttered the Tory. "You rebel s hairl"t got-_much compa ss ion on a man." "You are hardly a man," laughed Ben, as he turned the frightened Tory over to some o f the boys from the camp. "Them Injuns what had the gals has went furder away, captain," said Judge. "Zeke Pike an' them fellers s

THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 1 5 • to do all that they could to whip the Johnson Greerr s and drive them and the Indians and Rangers from the valley. "Liberty forever! D o w n with the Tory ruffians ! Di:ive out the rascally redskins;!" they shouted as they dashed on. The enemy, thinking to easily overcome Willett's militiamen, were suddenly surprised to see the daring young patriots come sweeping down upon them with the force of a whirlwind. "Charge!" screamed Dick, waving his sword. "Down with the ruffians! Scatter them to the winds! Fire!" Crash-roar! There was a terrific rattle of mu.sketry and many of the enemy were seen to fall. Then the resolute boys pushed on, not over-c onfident on account of their first success, but cool-headed and determined. Crack! crack! crack! crack! crack! They delivered a rattling pistol volley which had a most discouraging effect upon the enemy, and then charged. with their sabers. Like a tornado, they swept down upon the Johnson Greens and were s oon whipping in very truth, as they promise d to do. Willett's men, seein-g the valliant work that the brave lads were doing, and now seeing Rowley's men coming up, to ok courage and sallied out to take their part in . the conflict. The enemy fought bravely, but now the patriots were united and there was. no giving way on their part, the militia who had at first fled doing. their best to make up for their early lack of courage. A large detachment of the John Greens, recognizing the important part that the Liberty Boys were playing in the fight, attempted to rout the brave fellow , attacking them vigorous ly. "Ha! ha! they are going to give u s another chance to whip them!" cried Bob, with a laugh. "Come on, boys , let's give them another thrashing, since they want it so bad!" There was a roar of laughter at this outburst from the impetuous young lieutenant and the plucky fellow s at once dashed forward, Bob leading one wing of the troop Dick the other . The enemy, thillking that they were scatterin g the boys and would have an easy victory, came dashing up with a roar, suddenly finding to their great chagrin and disgust that they were between th_ e two jaws of a trap that were rapidly clo sing in upon them. The brave lads bore down fiercely upon the enemy, who s oon saw their mistake and tried to escape. The greater part of them did, but forty or fifty wei:e taken prisoners and hurried away where there would be no chance of their escaping. Willett's men were in good form now and they, with Rowley and the Liberty Boys , gave the Johnson Greens and the rest of their e nemie s a pretty rough handling and at last, a s it was growing dark, forced them to fall back, well whipped and thoroughly discouraged. The patriots had about forty killed and wounded, \ but the enemy's loss was much Q'reater, ' beside s being driven out of the valley. They retreated rapidly, being on the march nearly all the night, Willett taking a needed rest, however, before g oing in pursuit of them. The Liberty B

16 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY away, taking the direction of Fort Hunter and going off on a dead run, evidently fearing that if he delayed he might get another dose of the switche s . The boys laughed heartily at seeing him run at s uch a lively rate and Mark said with a chuckle: "He won't trouble us again, I am certain." CHAPTER XI.-On the Trail of the Marauders. Colonel Willett and the Liberty Boys set out in pursuit of the Indians and Tories and went on at good speed, being now well rested and the bes t condition. The colonel halted at Stone Arabia, some mile distant from the s cene of the previous day's fight and sent forwar d a detachment of troops to make forced marches to Oneida Lake, where he had been informed that the enemy had left their boats , and to de stroy the latter . Then he pushed on with Liberty Boy s and the rest of his force to the German Flats, where he rested. The German Flats was a stretch of fertile lands about ten miles in length and on both sides of the river, mostly inhabited by Dutch families, and very productive . Brantand the Johnsons had devastated the re gion a year or two previous and the people had good ' caus e to know and hate the J ohn s on s and every one connected with them and to se ek re venge at every opportunity. There were some Tories in the section, but the people w ere generally patriots and did good service in the cause of freedom, many brave leaders coming from that region. There were two forts m the flats , Fort Herkimer and Fort Dayton, both of which had sheltered the people du ring the raids made by Bryant and the J ohnsons, but the Liberty Boy s made their c a mp outs ide Fort Dayton and made ready to rene w the march a s s oon a s Colonel Willett should give the word. At length the advance party returned and reported that they had not accompli s hed their errand. Then Dick and a party of theJ boy s set out to s ee what they could learn of the"fugitives . The boy s had s een nothing of the Britis h spy since before the b attle, and Dick thoug h t that he might come ac r o ss the fellow trying to spy upon them and le arn t h eir intentions , so as to be able to warn Butler and the Johns on Green s as w e ll as the regulars . Bob went with Dick, there being be s ide s them Jack, Will, Arthur, Phil, Frank Bel d e n , Ned N a sh, Jim B ennett, Ezra B arbour and Pat y and Car l. The boys set off in a body, ridmg at g o!>d s pe e d and h a d gone some few miles whe n the y saw a roads ide t a v ern under the trees . at a little di s tance. "If I remember," said Dick, "that place u s ed to be kept by a Tory named Van Als tyne, who often gave information to t he enemy, and e s pe cially to the J ohn s on s . I think we had b ette r be a li t tle careful in approaching it, a s the same may keep it still and it would be a ve r y likely place for the spy to be found." "The fellow used to do a good trade," rejoined Bob, "and he would not be likely to leave it unles s the patriots drove him out on account of his sneaky ways." • "No, he would riot, and he may be there y e t so I th?nk we will be a little circums p e ct. " ' Dick and Bob rode ahead, Jack, Will and Ar ..thur following at a short distance and the others coming on, by twos and threes at intervals all keeping a s much among the trees as possible. 1The bo:ys all wo1e now, thelweather being quite cool, their umforms being hidden thereby which was an advantage. The appearance of many boys _dressed alike, riding in a body, would have been hkely to attract attention, however and even to arouse s uspicion, and Dick de cided that they had best separate it being an easy matter to get them all tQg ether in case they were wanted in a hurry. Dick and Bob went ahead and, without being noticed, managed to put their horses behind the hous e and enter the inn. There were very persons in the tap ro?m at the time, and Dick noticed that the curtams were drawn to a stall on one side of the r<;>om,_ voice s being heard at that moment from behmd 1t. "The rebels won't find them,'' Dick heard the spy say a.s walked in that direction. The:i he signaled to Bob to keep s till and went on noJSeles s ly. "No, for they have gone to the north along the West Canada creek,'' Greenlaw continued. Dick to Bob to call the other boys and went over to the stall without being heard. The and the few cu stomers in the place looked at him and Bob in a curious fas hion and the spy continued: . ' "I'd lik e . to lead the y oung reb e l s into a trap but I don't se e ve r y w ell how I can unless I teli the m wher e the troops h a ve gon e , and in that cas e the y would tell Will ett and--" "You would g et int o a tra p yourself" said Di c k suddenl y throwing the curtain aside: "You my p r i so ne r , Mr. Harry Greenlaw!" The spy leaped to his feet and then Dick nO' tice d that there was a door in the farthe1 wall which he had not thought of, supposing it to be solid . This part of the house had been added to an older part and the door had remained the room beyond being u s ed a s a bedroom. spy s udd enly threw open the doo r and dashed into the other r oom, his comp anion attempting to stop D ic k from . following . Dic k hur l e d the man out into the tap-room with as much force as if he had been fire d from a cannon, and shouted: "Fetc h up the boy s , Bob, quick! The fellow is trying to e scape!" Then h e fle w through the doo r into the other room, the spy throwing a heavy ch air in his way to t rip h im. Dick s ent the chair spinning and hurried through the doo r opposite after the s py, who ran down a hall toward a rear door. Crack! A bullet flew after the fellow and carried off h i s h a t and in another moment he d a s hed open the door and went running down the ste p s. After him went Dick, seeing h i m jump on a hors e and go racing toward the road. Then he whis tled loudly and in a short time Jack and a number of the boys came riding up. "After him, boys!" shouted Dick. A way went the boys after the spy, and then Bob came out and he and Dick mounted their hors e s and rode on a gallop. They overtook all


THE LIBERTY , BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 17 but Jack in a few minutes, and Dick reached him a little later, the others being unable to do so, as Jack's bay mare could not be beaten by any horse in the troop except Major. The spy was going on at a tremendous pace, but Jack could shortly overtake him and Dick could do it in less time. "Better keep with me, captain," said Jack. "You don't know what this fellow might do in his des peration." "AJl right, Jack," and Dick kept even with Jack, both going like the wind and rapidly overhauling the British spy. The latter cast a hurried glance over his shoulder and turned towa1d the river, then thinly covered with .a skin of ice, there being snow in the air, although. none had fallen as yet. After the fugitive sped the two boys, the spy heading straight toward the river, evidently preferring to plunge into the icy stream than be caught by his resolute young pursuers. He reached the river first and plunged in, disappearing for a moment and then coming to the surface and swimming his horse downstream. The horse had been overheated and now, finding himself in icy water, began to breathe heavily and to show signs of giving out. Dick and Jack halted on the bank of the river and Bob and the others came up in the course of a few minutes. Mearttime, however, the horse, suffering frqm the shock of plunging in an overheated state :i'hto the cold water, was showing more and more that -the change had been too great and the spy. had been forced to leave him. The horse made for the shore, but the spy went on down the river, soon disappearing around a bend where there were many trees which hid him from sight. "We had better get the horse and see what we ean do for him," said Dick, "but, as for the spy, he may escape." The horse came ashore farther downstream and some of the boys took charge of it, leading it to the nearest barn where it was blanketed and given all the care that could be given it, although it was doubtful if it would ever recover from the shock. "Even if it lives," said Will, "it will never be go'.'d for anything. The fellow would have killed it to save his own skin. Such men have no re ga1d for a horse." Meantime, Dick, Bob, Jack and one or two more rode downstream, keeping an eye on the river to see if the spy were in sight. It was beginning to snow now, however, and before long everything would be blotted from sight. The boys saw nothing of the spy and rode on as fast as they could to the camp where Dick told Colonel Willet what he had heard. Willett had no reason to doubt the truth of what Dick had heard and he picked out four hundred of his best men and with the Liberty Boys set out in pursuit of the enemy. It was not long before they were in the face of a driving snowstorm but this did not deter them, as they had resolve d to overtake and punish the Tories and Indians as soon as possible. The Liberty Boys were nothing daunted. by the storm, as they were used to all kinds of weather and would not give p as long as there was any chance of going on. That night the patriots encamped in a thick wood where the snow did not inconvenience them as much as it had and they were soon comfortably settled around cozy fires, enjoying their suppers. Some time after supper Colonel Willett sent for Dick and said: "Captain Slater, you are a good scout and spy. I wish you would go and see if you can find any trace of the enemy, Indians or whites. The storm has probably delayed them and you may be able to come across them." "Very well, colonel," Dick replied promptly. "I will go at once." In a few minutes Dick was on his search. He took Bob and Mark, both being trustworthy boys and used to all manner of rough work and not afrsid of hardship or danger. There was a trail through the woods and the boys set out along it, taking torches at first till they were well on the trail which they at length found that they could travel without a light. There was danger that the torches might betray them also, although they saw no lights ahead of them and they pushed on for a mile or more farther till at last they saw a glimmer of light ahead of them. • "There is a camp," Dick. "It must be the one we are in search of. Come on, boys." They went on and at last found that the camp was that of the enemy, who were well armed having bayonets and thus able to repel a charge. The boys reconnoitered for some minutes and then returned to the camp, Dick reporting what he had seen to the colonel. Willett determined not to attack the enemy that night, but to wait till morning and continue his pursuit. At an early hour, therefore, he set out, but found that 1(he enemy had made as early a start as himself and were already well on the way. The patriots pushed on vigorously and in the afternoon came upon a party of Indians not as fleet as the 0th.ors and at once a fight ensued. A number of Indians were killed and some taken prisoners, the rest escapipg. Dick questioned some of the prisoners and learned that Pearl was with a party with the main body, but that they were determined to keep her, one of the chiefs having determined to make her his wife. "He won't, if I have anything to say about it!" declared Susie animatedly, when Dick told her this. "I'll scratch his face first!" Willett pushed on faster than ever and toward evening, came upon the main body at 'a place called J erseyfield, on the northeastern side of the creek. A running fight at once began, the patriots pursuing the Tories and Indians in the most determined fashion. There were many Oneida Indians with Willett, this tribe being friendly to the patriots and at war with Brant and the Mohawks and other tribes affiliated with him. The Indians with Butler became terrified and retreated across the creek at a ford, where Butler attempted to rally them. The first was kept up for some time, Walter Butler watching it from behind a tree. Suddenly one of the Oneidas, who knew Butler, took deliberate aim across the creek and shot thecrenegade in the head. Butler fell and his troops fled in confusion. The Oneida leaped across the creek and brandished a tomahawk over the head of Butler, who was alive but in great agony. "Save me. Give me quarter!" cried the Tory, fearing his fate.


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY "Mc gi\e you Sherry Falley quarters!" returned the Oneida, and at the word kill ed the man who .had taught the Indians new cruelties and took his scalp. butler had been guilty of the greatest cruelties at Cherry Valley the year b efore, and it was to this that the On eida referred: The pursuit was kept up till evening, when Willett halted, satisfied at having routed -and dispersed the enemy, deciding to return to Fort Dayton in the morning. Dick had not rescued Pearl Gray, however, and h e was determined not to rest till he -had done so or satisfied him self that it was u s eless to pursue the red s kin s further. There was 110 u se of pursuing the Indians dar k, as they were scattered and the boy s might not find the right on es, the redskins being in different parties. CHAPTER XII.-The Rescue of Pearl. "But I am not sure that was a s illy l!!'!ing, and that i s why I ask you to repeat it." "I only said that it would probably rain within twenty-four hours. And Harry asked me what m a de me think so, and I pointed to that thin sp ike of smoke over there that i s going str.aight up ward." All the boys saw the smoke, but no one had given any s ignifican ce to it except Sus ie, who had often heard her father predict rain from certain signs, and the s moke rising straight up in the ailwas one of them, and Dick, who had_ distinguished the difference immediately between smoke coming of an ordinary chimney and that rising from a camp-fire. "We will leave our horses in s ome safe place and proceed the res t of the way on foot," Dick said. "Harry and Li s h e , you might better remain with the horses and Sus ie, while the rest of us go on." "No, captain, I'm not going to be left behind. I'm going with you and the li eutenant, for I don't In lhe morning Dick determined to make an-want to b e carried off by any more Indians or reaother attempf to rescue Fear! from the Indians . coats , either." He judged that the latter could not )Je very far Dick laughed. distant, and h e meant to take a party with him "Which one of you boys will remain behind a.1d get the poor girl out of their clutches. Im-with the horses?" JYJediate l y after a . n early breakfas t, therefore, he Not a b oy responded. Any one would have done made known his purpose and called for a dozen s o at Dick's request, even Harry and Li s he, in boy s to go with him, Bob accompanying him, of spite of their demurrer, but all the boys hoped course. At once Sus i e stepped forward and said: to join in the rescue of the captured girl. Dick "Let me go, captain. If Pearl me she will looked over hi s party in s ilence for a moment, and have more courage, for s he and I are great thefl turning to Bob, said, with a half smi l e : friends." "I d o not see any volunteers, . Bob . How ab.out "I will go a lon g to look after Susie," spoke up. you?" Harry "We are both Mohawk V a lley "I trus t you will not a s k me," replied Bob boys; and we ought to be together." grave ly. . There wa a laugh at this , Sus ie blushing, and " I don't see that I can ask any of you boys , so then Li s he Green said: long a I have asked all and none has responded. "So am I a Mohawk Valley boy, so you'll have We will leave the horses in this wood. I think it to take me, too." will be safe." All the boy s would have l iked to go, but be s ides There was a sigh of relief from every one of • • Harry and Li s he, who l were the first to speak, the boys , and in spite o f their reluctance to ac Ben, Jack and a half dozen morn were quickly cede to hi s request to remain behind with the anipicked out and, with Dick and Bob at their he a d, mals , Dick c ould not but be proud of his boys, the little party at once set out to find the encamp who really never shirked a duty, but who a ll, to a ment of the Indians. 'J'hey were on hors eback, for boy, would rather be in the thickest of the fray although Dick had an idea of the general direc-than to be left behind. They proceeded cautiously tion of the Indian encampment, he was not quite toward the point whence the smoke still continued sure. They rode on for some little distance in the to ris e, working noiselessly, and rarely speaking, early morning, the sun not yet high above the and then in whispered monosyllable_ s. The ground hills, saying little, but keeping every sense alert was rough and difficult of passage, and their to find the trail of the camp. Dick was puzzled progress was sl ow and at times they lost sight of as they rode on and on and saw no sign indicat-the guiding, thread-like, Flerpendicular line of ing the near presence of Indians . s moke. The way was up quite a steep s lope, for "I surely thought they were somewhere about although Dick could not see the smoke just then, here, Bob," he muttered at length. he kept onward in the same direction, deviating "So did I," was the answer. "They may have neither to . the right nor left . . changed their course." After s ome minutes of laborious climbing they "That is possible, but I was in hopes we would reached the top of the ascent, and then saw the forestall them. What was that?" he suddenly Indian encampment almo s t at their feet in a kind r--•:ie d out rather sharply. _ of amphitheater. The camp-fire from which they "What is what?" asked Bob in so me surprise. had see n the smoke was at the farther s ide, while "What Sus ie was saying." between the boys and it were several teepees, be"I did not know she said anything." fore s ome of which were still smoldering embers. But Dick had already fallen back. In one of these Dick felt sure was concealed Pearl, "What were you saying, Susie?" but the difficulty was to find which one. He di"Oh, captain," l aughed Ssie, "one would think vided his boys foto four parties ofthree or four you had ears not only in the back of you r head, each, and gave instructions for each to make his but all over, to hear the s illy things I say: " way to a certain point, always remaining within


THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY 1 9 signaling di stanc e of one anothe r. Dic k himself, with two parties, was to make his way to the left and then proceed . separately. Susie and Harry and Lishe, with Jack Warren, compo se d one party, and this one went with Dick half way, and then Dick and two more bo y s went on, his idea being to encompass the amphitheater so that no part should go uns earched. The y had to m a k e their way with great caution, k eeping to the trees and making no sound, confining their intercourse to signaling to each other by bird notes , and u sing thes e as seldom as po ss ible. The boy s had carefully encompa ss ed the entire camp without arousing any of the savag e s , and als o without di scovering anything. There were too m a n y Indians to take them by s u r p rise , s o that they could inv e s t igate each on e of the tee pee s , and their e nterprise s ee m e d no n e a r e r s uccess tha n when they l eft their o w n camp. M eanwhile Sus ie, w i t h H a r r y , Lishe and Jack, had w aite. d where Dick had stationed them, doing nothing , s carcelY. daring to breathe lest they be dis cov e r e d by s or:ie of the redskins , and thus cause their efforts to be in v a in, but keeping a watch on every inch of the territory allotted the m. Jack, who w ould have like d to be with Dick, accepted his ch a r g e with his u sual good nature, although 'he felt sure h e would have been of more use elsewhere. On the othe r s ide, Bob and hi s boys were exercising the same vigilance and caution as the bo y s under Dick, and with the same result, or rather lack of r es ult. J ack c o uld not h e lp w i shing that the captain had left the girl b ehind at the camp so that their efforts had b een les s hampered,-when suddenly Sus ie put her finger to her lip s and made a gestu e to the three boys to li sten. At fir s t they heard nothing but the usual wood sound s , but thought that p erhaps some of the other boys wel'e s i gnaling. They could di stinguis h nothing beyond thes e u sual wood s ou n ds for som e second s and then heard faintly the sound of singing. "That's P earl," Sus ie formed with her ljps rather than spoke. At fir s t they could not tell from which teepee the s i nging proceeded, and s oon it ceased and Sus ie was r eady to cry with disappointment. The n the notes rose softly, sweetly on the air, and the boy s lifted their caps, for it reminde d them of hom e and morning prayers. Susie dashed away the tears from her eyes and pointed toward a tee pee . that stood near the center of the encampment, and then Jack gave the signal that the boy s had previously agreed on. It took s ome moments for the boys all to meet, and then m ethods had to be arranged for the attack. It was s oon arranged that Bob was to take three of the boys and to m a ke a feigned attack on a point farthes t away from the tent that held the impris oned girl, while Dick and Jack were to get Pearl, the res t of the boys under Ben's comm and :to cover their flight, Sus ie, naturally, to go with Dick and Jack Warren. Dick waited till he heard the pistol shots of the boys on the other side of the hollow, and then, with Jack, swiftly darted down to the teepee while the Indians were hastening to the spot attacked by Bob, leaving Susie to join them as they left the encampment, and not waiting to unfasten the flap, Dick ran his knife through the skin, at the same time s p eaking to Pearl and telling her his name. It was but the work of a few moment s to accompli s h this , and in the meantime Bob and his two boy s were lea ding the Indians fa1-ther away, pretending t o flee b efore them. All the Indians, however, were not deceived, for in a mom ent a warrior who showed from his face and scars that he had been through a h ard experie nc e , glided swiftly up from behind the teepee and hurled a tomahawk at Dick. It jus t e scape d hitting Pearl, who gave a shrill cry as the hatc h e t came hurtling so clo s e to h e r h e ad, while Su s ie saw the attack from her place of concealment and al s o uttered a shriek of warn ing_,_ Dick h a d ducked in time to s ave himself and his bu r d e n from being struck, Sus i e ' s wi l d c r y tellin g him tha t danger was menacing him from behin d . Wh e n the old brave heard the cry of the s econd g i r l he pause d an instant, and then darted away in the direction whence Su s ie' s cry had p r o c ee de d. So intent was the girl in watching Dick and Pearl that s he took no heed of her awn danger, but Jack had s een the savage and divined his intention, a:nd as he sprang forward to seize the girl the Indian found himself looking into the muzzle of a pis tol, while Jack shouted to Susie to run. By this time the other Indians had di s covered that they had been fooled and began rushing back to the spot from wh e r e Dick had taken the girl captive, Bob and his two boy s at their heel s and Ben and his comrades r u shing in on the s ide . Susie obeyed Jack's ord e r s and ran away from the encampment, but unfortunately, in her haste, she did not take prope r h e ed of her steps , and she tripped on a t ree root and fell, striking her head so violently agains t a s ton e that she cut a deep gash. in her fore head, and for a moment was stunned. Jac k could not go to her aid, for his hands were full fo r the mom ent with the old Indian, Dick was making off with Pearl, while the res t of the boys were striving to ke e p the other Indians at bay. The n Jack s aw, to hi s horror, that anothe r India n had detached him self from the res t a n d was creeping around to the spot where the h a lf-con s ciou s girl still lay. Firing his pistol p oint-blank at the old Indian who h a d first menaced her, he then jumped on the s econd, but missed his di stance and fell in a heap on the ground, while the Indian stooped down to s e ize Susie. CHAPTER XIII.-The Fate of the Spy. . Dick has tened up the a 9cent to the top of the that enclo sed the hollow wherein lay the Indian encampment, and breathless and panting, set Pearl down her feet, then pausing a few second s to regain his breath, took her by the hand and ran down the other side toward where the y had l eft the hors es. 'l'hey found the anim a ls quietly grazing, and then Dick listened for s ounds of the Liberty Boys, and could hear the firing ove r the ridge. Impatiently he awaited their reappearance, and as the minutes passed and they did not com e , he became anxious, fearing that the Indians were getting the better of the boys. He could not leave Pearl, and yet felt hia presence was needed with his loyal and faithful beyL . .


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS AND THE BRITISH SPY As the moments sped on he half suggested that Pearl wait with the horses while he went up the ridge to see how the boys were faring, but she showed such alarm and pleaded so piteously not to be left alone and unprotected, perhaps to be retaken, that he did not have the heart to leave her. Meanwhile Jack was having a hard time, for the old Indian whom he had aime d at in the face had dodged the shot and was on him a s he slipped and fell, while the other Indian was already her.ding over Sus ie with the intention of scalping her, having no idea that s he was not the boy she seemed . By this time Bob 'ttnd Ben had succee d ed in wounding and killing/ several of the Indians who were following Dick with the intent-ion of preventing him from going off with their girl captive, and seeing Jack's peril rushed to his assistance, at the same time seeing the dreadful fate that threatened Sus ie. It did n .ot take them long to beat off t . he two Indians with their guns, and then Hany and Jack picked up Sus ie and carried her between them out of the dangerous position which she had been in and presently. to Dick's intens e relief, he saw them "11 roming toward him. They did not stop to tell '"h0t h>td d etained them, but putting Sus ie, who h t i d rrr her s en s e s by this time, on her hors e and le aping on their own they made their way back to their camp. The Indians could not catch up with them, having l eft their ponies at the encampme rit and fearing al s o that they woula only meet m nre of the Liberty Boys , knowing that the r e was a l arge force of them. "Wh, . I decl are, Susie Moffa tt!" said Pearl, ''' h0n sh,, saw h e r girl friend. "Who would ever n f your pntting on boy's clothes?" "1 did it s o tha t I could go after you, Pearl, " laughed Susie. "The LibertyBoys would not have taken me if I hadn't, and I kn e w you would want to s ee me." The boys reached the camp safely and then set off without delay to rejoin Willett, who had gone on. They overtook him in the afternoon, the boys receiving high prais e for their determination and for their succes s in having rescued Pearl. The entire company reached Fort Dayton the next day and here the colonel determined to remain, Dick de ciding to go on to Fort Hunter with the girls and then a s k for further instructions . "What do you suppose has become of the Brit i s h spy, Dick?" a sked Bob the next morning, the Liberty Boys having r emained at the fort over night to give the girls a good rest. "I don't know, Bob," thoughtfully. "I am afraid that the hors e will not be good for very much, and Greenlaw ran the risk of getting con sumption by that plunge in the river." "I suppose he would rather run that ris k than take the chance of being hanged," dryly. "Wil lett would h a ve wasted little time upon him if we had caught him." . "Very true. My idea i s that he i s still in the neighborhood, recovering from that plunge in the river." Nothing more was said upon the subject, but later that morning s ome of the boy s took a ride along the river, Jack, Ben, Sam and the two Harrys being among the number. Reaching the tav..: ern where the spy had been seen, Harry Judson said: "There's Van Al styne's place. I wonder if the Britis h spy went back there after his c old bath the other day?" "H'm! I never thought of that," rejoined Ben. "We left the same day, after hearing of the cours e taken by the enemy and never stopped to a sk." "Suppose we go in and inquire," Harry laughed. "The old Tory will be very glad to s ee u s. He fairl y worships our uniforms." "We" are not likely t o get any information from him," sputter ed Jack, "but I would not mind "'0ing in and getting a cup of tea after our ride. "'n i s still cold." The boy s accepted Jack's suggestion, di mounted, gave their horse s to a groom and went in be ing regarde d with black look s by the landiord who said with a snarl: ' "'Ne don't serve rebe ls, s o you may a s well go out again." "You had better be careful how you talk about rebels nowada y s , since your kiends, the Johns on s , have left the valley," answered Jack hotly. "If we were to tell the neighbors that you had harbored B ritish spies in your place you might not find living here as profitable a s it was." Jus t then a middle-aged man, who looked Hke a pTof ess ional pers on, came into the room and said . gruffly: "There's little u s e in attending him, Nan Alstyne. Hasty con sumption, bad habits weakened con stitution, recklessness, all these' will tell agains t him. What on earth induced him to take a .bath in the river at this time?" "Hallo!" exclaimed Harry. "Are you speaking of Mr. Greenlaw'?" "Huh! i s that hi s name?" said the middle-aged man, whom the boy s now knew to be a physician. "I thought he said it was Granville.-Getting dea:(, I suppose." . "He i s in a b a d way, i s he?" Harry a s ked. "Do you know the s ick man, young gentlemen?" the doctor a s k ed. "Yes , he i s a British s py, but that doe s not make any differe nce. Make him a s comfortable as you can. You say he cannot recover?" "No, h e i s a dead man now, to all intents and purposes . A s py, eh?. Well, a s you say, it can't make any diff erence now. See that . he i s comfortable, Van Al styne. He has money enough for his keep a s Jong a s he i s likely to live, which won't be long at the most." _ The doc tor then went away and the boys left when they had had their tea, the landlord having no more to say to them. Harry told Dick, and the young captain went to see the spy that very morning, finding him in a very critical state as the doctor s a id. ' "You got the bes t of me, Slater, " the man said feebly, "but I'll ch eat you afte r all. You won't--" "You had better think of other things , sir," said Dick. "Good-by! We leave here almost at onc e." Dick heard later that the spy di e d within a fortnight. The Liberty Boys took the girls home and then went to other regions Next week's i ss ue will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS CAUGHT IN A TRAP; OR, ON A PER ILOUS JOURNEY."


l THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" 2 1 CURRENT NEWS DISAPPEARING MONEY In an effort to avert the small-change cr1s1s France issued bronze-aluminum "jetons," or onefranc and two-franc tokens. These are disappearing at the rate of 800,000 a day-alm?st as fast as the mint turns them out. According to authorities these tokens, though intrinsically almost valuele ss, are going into the "woolen s tock ings" of the notoriously thrifty French to join the s il ver coins that vanished long ago. Means are being sought to force the people to disgorge the jetons. NO OWNER FOR SILVER BARS Bars of silver worth $2,000 were returned by the police of Buffalo, N. Y., June 24 to Lewis Solomon a street car conductor, who dug the m up in a grdve on the barik of the Niagara River in March. Several firm s examined the bullion, but none could claim it. as theirs , and the mys t ery of its ownership has not b een s olved. S olomon came upon the treasure while digging for fishworms . It was wrapped in an old news papei and a bag and apparently had been under the ground for many years. NEW ST AMPS ARE ON SALE The new special d elivery stamps , showing a messenge r boy on a motorcycle delivering a letter at a colonial house, were placed on sale July 12 at the Philatelic Agency of the Postoffice Departm ent and Postmaster General Work made the fir s t purchase. He will give the stamp t o President H;arding with a dye-proof prepared from the master proof of the stamp. The se cond tamp went to Mrs . Irving Glover, wife of the Third As s i stant Po stmaster General, who i s a n enthusiastic philatelist. In connection with the sale of the new stamps, the Postoffice Department announced that future iss ues of postage stamps will be in s uch de signs and color s a s to be "easily distinguishable and memorized." A COFFEE POT FOR EARRING A letter from P. Neyens , a New Guinea mis contains an interesting de scrip.tio n of the natives of that island, known as the Kaja Kaja, says Le P etit Parisien , Paris . These savages , who have a reputation for bravery and are powerfully built, paint their foreheads red or black, with white or yellow circles around the eyes_ Their no strils are frequently adorned with the claws of birds or prey or the t u sks of wild pigs . From the.lo be s of their ears t h e most extraordinary variety of objects may be s u spended, M. N eyens describing one warrior who wore an old coffee pot as an ear ornament. The Kaja Kaja n ever Instead the b ody i s rubbed with a of oil s which give off an insufferable odor, augmented, it may be added, by the decomposing skins which they wear as arm decorations. Big Value for 10 Cents in the cur rent Mystery Magazine It is filled with good summer reading matter that will help you to while away the hot summer days, and fill you with keen en joyment. The number out today contains a startling feature de tective story that will thrill you from start to finish. Then there are a number of gripping short stories of the n1ysterious kind that fascinate, -and no end of short articles on odd subjects. The pages are splendidly illustrated, have handsome colored covers, and,64 pages of reading matter. DON ' T MISS IT! GET A COPY! •


• 22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" H 4RD T O BEA T -ORA B O Y O F THE RIGHT KIND By RALPH MORTON --... (A Serial Story.) CHAPTER VI. M aking a Start. "He had s ome sc h e me afoot in getting you down here, kid," he said with conviction . "You may be sure of that. He i s a s camp. He would have got you t o do some dirty work for him. You se e, that sort of crook like s to get an hone s t lad like you into their hands." Tom trudg ed along in silence for a while . The y pass ed thro u g h t h e uppe r gates of the park and came to the streets of Harlem. It was still a long way into the countr y . The y had go t w e ll up towar d the bridge across the Harlem River w h e n suddenly Jack gave a little excl amatio n. "Look out, Rube! There i s a plain-clothes man and he has spotte d m e . Run for it! Separate, and mee t m e later at the bridge over there. He is after m e . " The nex t mom ent Haley was speeding . down a s id e street. Tom was greatly excited. He stood a moment looking after his c ompa nion with the detective afte r him. The n he walked on . But a s he did so he was almo s t r esolve d to part company w ith Hale y . It was n o t pleasant t o have to be con s t antly on his guard against office r s of the law. Never in his life h a d Tom f elt it n e ce s sary to stand in fear of. the p o lice . But he was in a strange ci t y and fate h a d thrown his amongs t crooks . It was a hard situation and h e had to struggle long with himself before he reached the bridge. He kne w that it w ould be e a s y to kee p right along and part from Hale y forever. In fact, he b elieved that it was his b es t plan. H e was not in g o o d company when he was with him. A y oung m a n i s a lways judge d by the company he kee p s . He r e flect e d upon what p e qple at Wellair would say if they kne w what he had been doing in New York. He h a d b ee n far from keeping g o od company, though it might not be his fault. H e starte d to walk on after reaching the furthe r end of the bridge . Then an impuls e stopped him. He r e memb ered the promise he had made to the pug. He recalle d tha t it mi ght send the fel l ow bac k to his old life o f crime . It was p o s s i bly in his power to save him and reform him. Was it not his duty tq do this ? Tom pond ered over it a while. The n ' the better part of his nature triumphed. He decided to wait for him. He sto od back some ways from the bridge approach. Time pass ed. He, of course, did not know but that Haley had been captured by the detecti ve. Suddenly, though, as Tom s tood there he caught s i ght of a figu r e approaching rapidly. It was Haley, and whe n he came up he was breathless and excite d . "All right, Rube, " he said, hurriedly; "let us get out o f here. I slipped the detective all right. Now we will get out o _ f the city for keeps. I am j est dying to git into the country." Tom and Jack walked hastily up the street. On they w ent, and after an hour of fas t walking they came into the outskirts of the city. They took a roa d tha t led to Yonkers, a town up the Huds on. The y walke d all the rest of the day and at night were a t a small town far u p the Hudson Valle y . The y halte d jus t in the outskirts of the t own. "Well, Rube," said the pug, "we have got away fro m the c ity and I am glad. I feel like a free man. I you we will make our way all right. I w ould like to go Wes t I b eli e ve that we can d o better out there. We might beat our way on trains ." T om did not like this idea. H e declared that it was better to work their way along. He sugg e s t e d that they wait until morning and go into the town and see if they could not get a job of work. ./ "Gee whiz! " said the pug. "We will have hard work to do that, kid. You know they will not know us and they are pretty fussy about things of the kind nowada y s.'' "All right," said Tom. " L e t u s find a place t o s le e p to-night, anyway. I s e e a f armhous e over there. I believe tha t far m e r will let us sleep in his haymow if we do a little work for him. " J ac k h e sitat ed, but a t las t h e agre ed, and Tom l e d the way. They w alked boldly into the farmer' s yard. H e stood by his barn door, and as they c a m e up h e l o oked at the m s u s piciou sly. "What is wanted?" h e a s ked, gru ffly. "!'sup po s e you are a coupl e of the m city toughs out here to b e g or steal." "You are mis t a ken, sir! " said T om ; quietly. "We are looking for a place to spend the night. Cannot w e a s k the favor of you to s le e p in your b arn or so m ewhere about here to-night? We will wo r k and pay you for the lodging in the m o rning. "See here , " said the farmer, threateningly, "that won't g o with m e:Get awa y from my place or I will s end for the consta ble . " "Come on, Rube," whispered the i;mg. "We ain't goin g to be able fu do any business with him. He i s sou r on u s . Let u s get away. It w on ' t do for me to intervie w the consta ble.'' But Tom walked nearer the farmer, and said: "You are quite mistaken, sir! I am hones t and I com e from the country. I liv e d in Wellair and w orked on a farm. I know all about farm work and y o u nee d h a v e no fears . " The fanne' r looked sharply at Tom in the dim light. "You do look like a clean boy," he said, i n changed tones. '\B u t what are you tramping about the country for if you are h o ll;est?" (To b e c ontinued.)


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" 2 8 ITEMS OF , INTE REST TURTLE SNAPS OFF HIS NOSE Because he became inquisitive and wanted to see whe1e a turtle put its head when it drew back into its shell, Gustive Gustafson, a Swed e, of Pittsburgh, Pa., i s -minus his no se . The turtle popped out its head and snapped off the Swede's nose when he was peering into the he a d end of the she ll. Gustafson purchased the turtle, an eight-pounder, from a fis h dealer in Hom e stead, and was going home when the accident occurred . FOUND LARGE SUMS, GOT SMALL REWARDS "Honesty is the be s t policy-please have a ba n ana!", Mrs . Sarah Kingscote said to the policeman who accompanied her to Blackburn's, the whole sale fruiterers. She found a wallet con taining $5,000 in notes, and took it to a police man. To gether they examined it and learned the name of the owne r . When s he returned the wallet he gave her one dozen overripe banana as hei reward. Her sentiment mus t have be e n shared by Wil li a m Johnston, a Gla s gow dairyman, who found two m ai l bags c ontaining more than $8,000 in cash a few week s a go a nd ieturoed them to the po stoffice . He has just rece i ved an official reward of thirty shillings . A POWERFUL POISON A poison, the mo s t powerful known, is reported to have be e n e xtracted by a German chemist from the seeds of the ricinus, the familiar castor oil plant, and has been attracting much attention on account of its remarkable properties. Its power i s e stimated to be so gTea t that a grain -about a thirtieth of an ounce-would kill a mil lion and a half guinea pigs . If administered s o a s to cause severe illne ss without death, it gives immunity agains t a larger quantity, and the dos e can be gradually increase d until more than a thousand times a s much can be endured a s would kill an untreated animal. Though arsenic, morphine and other poison s can be taken in larger and larger quantity, say s Popular Mechani cs, nothing approaching t hi s marvellous increase in dose can be borne. SAW TREES IN 100 FATHOMS OF WATER Among the achievements of the ill-fated Shackleton expedition, it is claimed, is the discovery t)lat diamonds exist in Antarctica. It is reported that a small island was found near South Georgia, where the mineralogis t of the Que s t, Sir Ernest's ship, made a large excavation and panned the s oil, declaring that it was the exact type of alluvial de p osit which bears diamond s elsewhere in the world.. Further investigations will be made by experts. T he exp e dition also discovered Gargentum marin e forests. They foun d the t o ps of trees a bo ve the water, and w h en s oundings were -taken the d epth w a s 100 fathom s. T h e explorers b el i eve they have fou n d the tallest trees in the world. R eports r ec eived here are that t h e Quest fo u n d fis h so plentiful in the Antaictic that it was unnecessary for the member s of the expediti on to bait their hook s . WALKING ON WATER An Italia n e lect r i c i a n has invented an ingenious form of water-shoe to which h e gives the name of "hydro s ki." Compared with soca lled or s ki s already on the market it di fm the .method of propuls ion . Unlik e forms mtroduced m the pas t, the present s h o e s , whic h are canvas pontoon s , are provided with two sets of arms or ax l es . to which paddle s are fitted to their extremities. The paddle i:> fas tened to o:ie pontoon by means of an eccentric axle, e xplams Povular Scie nce Monthl11. and to the other pontoon by another eccentric axle. Three axle s are n ot in alignment s o that b y shifting the weight of the body frord s ho e to the alternate l y, the paddle whee l i s turned at rate_ s peed with v ery little effort. Steermg i s facilitated by th e u s e of a doubl ebl a de e d p ad dl e , which als o enabl es the operato r to m a intain hi s balance. "Mystery Magazine" EMI-MONTHLY 10 CENTS A C OPY LATEST ISSUEll 101 A -CR IM SON. p]:t'rc:E, by'-ilfffrott LHtllr. 102 THE INSPECTOR' S STRANGE CASE by Gottlieb JncobL 103 A MUl:iJl:U M MY::.1'F.RY. by Jnck R Prhdolt 110045 THFJ LIT'l'LJ.: RF.D ROOK, b-. A lexnn•lr• r Younir A MAN FROM SIAM. by Charles Fnltnn 1 106 07 The Cl,ue of the Emerald Ring, h.Y Beulnh Poynter ' HFJLL HTNGES. hy Hamilton Crn1e-1e. • 108 THF. WOLF, by Kntberlne Stagg. 109 TH'P1 RTJTTON _ hv .Tac k Becbiln\t 110 A ' WHH1PF.RING ?-fT'MMY. bv Chas. F . Oursler 111 .TR A PPTNn 'l'RF. hv Rennl nh Poynt e r 112 THF. MH1!'!TNO F.VTDFJNCFJ . hy Rarnlt't 1". P odbaskl. 113 A CI,UE RY RADIO, by CaP,t . Ja-0k Static • T h e Famous Detective Story Out To

THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" A Locomotive Hero By D. W. STEVENS Well, gentle men, if you wis h it, I'll tell you the story. Whe n I was a youth of nineteen and lived with my parents in a Pennsylvania town, I had a taste for railroading, although I had be e n educated for loftier pursuits . During my vacation I lounged about the station almo s t con stantly, making friends with the trains men, and especially with a driver name d Silas Markley. I b e c ame much attached to this man, notwithstanding he was forty years old, and by no means a s ociable fellow . He was my ideal of a brave, skilful, thoroughbred drive r , and I looked up to him a s some thing of a hero. He was not a marrie d man, but lived alone with Iii s old mother. When Markley's 'fireman left him, f induced him to_let me take his place during_ the remainder .of my vaca tion. He hesitated for some time before he con sente d to humor m y boyi s h whim, but h e finally yield ed, and I was in g reat gl ee. The fact was , that in my idlene s s and the ove r-worked state of my brain, I craved the e xcite m ent a s a confirmed drunkard doe s liquor, and be s ides, I had s u c h longing drea m s of the fiery ride through the hill s , mounted literally on the iron hors e. But there came a time when I got my fill of excitement. Mrs . Mark l e y one d a y formed a plan which se em e d to giv e her a g ood deal of happiness . It was her son's birthday; and she wante d to go down to Philadelphia in the train without letting him know anything about it, and there purchase.. a present fo r him. She took me into her confiden c e and had me assi s t her . I arrange d the preliminaries and got her into the train without b eing noticed b y Markley, who, of cours e, was bus y with his e ngine. The old lady was in hig h glee over the bit of innocent deception she was .!practicing on her s on. She enjoined me again not to tell Silas , and then I left her and took my place. It was a mid summer day, and the weather was delightful. The train was neither an expres s nor an accommodation, but one which stopped at the principal stations on the route. On this occasion, a s there were two special s on the line, it was run to t elegraph; that i s , the driver hal? simply to obey the in structions which nereceiv .es at each station, so that he i s but as a machine in the hands of one controller, who directs all trains from a c entral point and has the whole line under his eye . Well, we started without mishap and up to time, and easily reached the first station in the time allotted to u s . A s we stopped there a boy ran alongs ide with the telegram, which he handed to the driver. The next moment I heard a s mothered exclamation from Markley. "Go back," he said to the boy; "te ll Williams to have the message repeated; there's a mistake. " The boy dashed off; in ten minutes he came flying back. "Had it repeated." he panted; "WilIiams ls storming at you; says there's no mistake, and you'd be s t get on." He thrust the s ec ond message up as he spoke . Markley read it, and s tood hesitating for half a minute. There was dismay and utter perplexity in the expression of his face a s he looked at the telegram and the long train b ehind him. His lips moved as if he were calculating chances, and his ey es suddenly quailed as if he saw death at the end of the calculation. I was watching him with considerable curiosity. I ventured to a s k him what was the matter, and what h e was going to do. "I'm going to obey," he replied, curtly. The engine gave a long shriek of horror that made me start, as if it was Markley's own voice . The next instant we rushed out of the stati on and dashed through low-lying farms at a speed which s eemed dangerous to me. "Put on more coal," saia Markley. I s hoveled it in, but took time. I was alarmed at the stern, cold rigidity of the man. His pallor was becoming frightful. I thre w in the coal. At leas t we mus t stop at Dufreme. That .was the nex t halt. The little town approached. As the 'fir s t house came into view, the engine sent its shrieks of warning; it grew londer -louder. W e dashed into the street, up to the station where a group of paS'sengers waited, and passed it without the h alt of a n instant, catching a glimps e of the appalled faces and the waiting crowd. Then we w e r e in the field s again. ThH s p e ed now b ecame literally breathless , the furnace glared redhot. The heart , the velocity, the terrible nervous strain of the m a n b esi de me, seemed to weight the air. I found myself drawing long, stentor iou s breaths like o n e drowning. I h eaped in the c oa l at intervals a s he b a de me. I did it because I was opp r e sse d by an odd s en s e of duty whic h I n ever had in my ordinary b rainwork. Sinc e then I h a ve understood how it i s that dull, ignorant men, without a spark of enthusias m, show such herois m a s s oldiers, fire m e n and c aptains of w r ec k e d vessel s . It i s this overpowering sens e of routine duty. It's a finer thing than sheer bravery in my idea. H owever, I began to think that M arkle y was m ad-laboring under s ome frenzy from drink, though I had never s e e n him touch liquor. "Ma1 kley," I shoute d, "you are running this train into the jaws of death." "I know it," h e replied quietly. "Your mother is aboard this train." "Heavens!" ' He staggered to his feet. But even the n he did not remove his eye from the gauge. "Make up the fire, Jack," very quietly. "I will not. You may murder yourself and mother, but you shall not murder me." He looked at me. His kindly gray eyes glared like those of a wild beas t. But he controlled himself a moment. "I could throw you off this engine and make short work of you," he s aid. "But look here, do you see the station yonder?" I saw a faint streak against the sky about five miles ahead, "I was told to.reach that station bv six o'clock."


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" 25 he continued. "The express train meeting us ts due now. I ought to have laid by for it at Duframe. I was told to come ' ' on. The track is a single one. Unless I can make the siding at the station in three minutes we shall meet in yonder hollow." "Somebody's blundered?" I said. "Yes, I think so." I said nothing. I threw on coal; if I had had petroleum I should have thrown it on; but never was I calmer in my life. When death actually stares a man in the face it often frightens him into the most perfect composure. Markley pushed the valve still farther. The engine began to give a strange, panting sound. Far off to the south I could see the bituminous black smoke of a train. I looked at Markley inquiringly. He nodded. It was the express! I s tooped to' the fire. "No more," he said. I looked across the clear summer sky at the gray smoke of the peaceful little village, and beyond that at a black line coming closer, closer, across the sky. Then I turne. d to the watch. In one minute more-well, I confess I sat down and buried my face in my hands. I don't think I tried to pray. I had a confused thought of mangled, dying men and women-mothers and their babies. There was a terrible shriek from the engine against which I leaned. Another in my face. A hot, hissing tempest swept past me. I looked up. We were on the siding, and the express had gone by. It grazed our end carriage in In a sort of delirious joy I sprang up and shouted to Markley. He did not speak. He sat there immovable and cold as a stone. I went to the train and brought his mother to him, and when he opened his eyes and took the old lady's hand in his I turned away. Yes, gentlemen, I have bee n in many a railway accident, but I have always considered that the closest shave I ever had. LEGEND OF SWEET'S TREASURE The mysterious visit of a party of Cherokee Indians from Oklahoma to Wolfe county, in the hills of southeastern Kentucky, recently has revived speculation and interest with regard to the lost silver mine of John Swift. It has revived the old belief among the people who Jive in that section of State that the Cherokees have a traditional secret-handed down from generation to generatiDn since 140 years ago. It was 140 years ago that Swift was killed by a party of Indians, who took the crude maps and charts of his discoveries from his body. It is a.,fact that about thirty years ago another party of Indians-Cherokees, and beyond doubt progenitors of those at the present moment in the hills of Wolfe county-came, bringing maps. Moreover, they are said by men who lived then and who are still alive to have discovered a chest of silver coin. Hence it is the general belief now that the mine is in Wolfe county. The Greenup Indep endent's report continues: "At an early day, silver money was in circulation in the settlement of what is now West Vira:inia said to have been made by Swift. It was free from alloy, and of such a de scription as to indicate that it had not passed through an established mint. "A bar of pure silver was found some years ago near a small mill in Carter county which was thought to have been s melted from ore obtained from silver mines said to exist( in that country. And within the pas t few days a piece of ore, which has every appearance of silver ore, and a small quantity of metal which is said to be silver, was shown by a gentler.::'l.n of undoubted veracity, who testifies that he got the ore in the mounta in s of Kentucky, and with his own hands smelted the metal from ore he obtained in the mountains ." Yet, convincing as that is, there is more convincing evidence. From the papers of the late Wood C. Dollins of Mt. Sterling, Ky., are taken the following extracts-: "A memorandum of John Swift's journal_ has fallen into our hands, which is an exceedingly curious document. It describes with some minuteness the journeys of 1761-2-4-7-8-9, and alludes to three other trips of which he kept no accm ;mt. This is a part of Swift's journal: 'On the 1 s t of September, 1769, we left between 22,000 and 30,000 dollars and crows on large creek running near a South course. Close to the spot we marked our names (Swift, Jefferson, Munday and others ) on a beech tree, with compass, square and trowel. No great distance from this place we left 15,000 coins of the same kind, marking three or four trees with markers. Not far from these we left the prize, near a forked white oak, and about" three feet underground, and laid two long stonell. across it, marking several stones close about it. At the forks of Sandy, close by the fork, is a small rock, having a spring in on e end of it. Between it .and a small branch, we hid a prize under ground; it was valued at 6,000 dollars . We likewise left 3,000 dollars buried in rock s o! the house.' " ABOUT _!,!THU ANIA How many people have known what Lithuania is, where it is, who the Lithuanians are, and what their history has been? Not many, and yet Lithuania has l}ad a dramatic, if a rather unchronicled, record. Lithuania is the northernmost barrier between Russia and Germany, a strategic position, which, if she is independent, shuts the gate between East Prussia and Russia, and if she is overwhelmed, opens the gate. Lithuania is north of Poland with a sea coast line of 100 miles on the Baltic Sea. Lithuania has retained heP national characteristics in spite of hundreds of years of attempted denationalization by Germans, Poles and Russians successively. Edicts against her language, her religion, lier customs, political repression and economic tyranny have all failed to keep down th.e little nation of 7,000,000 people. Lithuania's people are neither Teutonic nor Slavic, but; are a separate branch of the Indo European race, with a language closely resem bling the ancient Sanscrit. In appearance, Lith uanians'-are large and powerful. with fair hair and blue eyes. They are an industrious, tenacious people, with a high appreciation of culture, a rare capacity for work, both manual anl 111ental.


26 THE . LIBERTY THE BOYS OF '76. BOYS OF Th' cost .of the weir and consequent works to avoid damage to property i s estimated at $3,500;000 . The dam would raise the lev e l of the Nia gara three feet for a distance of one and a half YORK, AUGUST. 1922 TERMS TO SUBSCRIBERS lln1rle Coples. , ................ l'o:stuge 1' One Copy Throo Months.. • . • • " One Oopy S i x "1ontbs ... : • • • • " One Co11y One l'ear .....•..•. Canada, $4.00; Foreign, $4.50 . . 7 Cents 90 Cenla fl.75 3.6() HOW '.l'O :s),;N D 1'10NJ;;l'-At our risk send l'. u. Money Order, Check or l{egistered LeLter; in any otber way are at your risll;. Ve accept l'ostage Stamps the same us cash. beu sendiug wrap the Coin in a sepurute ( >iec e of paper to uvo1d cutting the envelope. Write your name and address plainly. Ad dress letters to Harry E . Wollf, Pres. o. \V. Hastings, Trea8. Charles E. Ny lan

' THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" '27 FROM ALL POINTS DINERS PICK FRUIT DIRECT FROM TREE If New York i s the place for freak dinners of a rather arid ingenuity and magnificence, it cer tainly is in Paris that are born the prettiest in ventions connected with dining. The lates t i s the complete fruit tree, sufficiently dwarfed to be placed upon the table with its fruit hanging from the branches . One would imagine that this would be a toy for millionaires, but you can get a plum tree of this kind for the equivalent of $2.Q_O. Whether the fruit so ftrown is really wo1-th eating i s another matter. HEN MOTHERS RABBITS "Jessie" two-year-old Rhode Island Red hen, is and foster mother at the only rabbit orphanage in Syracuse, N. Y. "Jessie," owned by Carl R. Cook, adopted six parentless Belgian red rabbits a month ago and has taken them under her wing since then. . "Jessie," protecting her adopted fa. mily, _has come out a winner in several bouts with neigh borhood cats and dog s, who, out of curiosity, have sought to gain admittance to the isolation pen at the Cook hennery. Norman Brooks of New Castle offers the only rivaling case. Three infant ground hogs and three b eagle puppies are living in harmony at the Brooks home as members of one family, under the cjlre of the mother of the pups. The old dog showii' fio distinction between her charges, and rough treatment of the fo ster children on the part of her own meets w{th prompt action by the mother. SAW PLENTY OF WHALE The impression many hold, that the decline. of the whaling industry is because of the scarcity o f whales is unfounded, according to reports brought to this port by every arriving ship. The fact is whales are to-day more numerous and are found nearer the whaler's home than in the heyday of the deep sea _harpooner.. School:; of these big animals, numbermg__ from six to thirty or forty ;;ne very common sights in the coastwise trip California to Seattle, while from here to any of the Alaska towns more whales are seen than any other kind of sea life. In fact, one skip per wrote in his log book that from Vancouver Island to Queen Charlotte Sound three whales the steamer the whole distance, encircl ing the ship at times and sounding or diving re peatedly so near the screws as to endanger both propellers and rudder. . No very large whales are seen-it takes 100 years for a whale to attain full size--but youthful or medium mammals are so numerous as to more than make up for the lack of such giants as used to yield 100 to 110 barrels of oil. Whale oil is so low in the world's markets and the by-products of the mammals in disuse to such a degree that large operations by whalers are un p rofitable. The question confronting shipping interests is the possible danger to ship hulls from collision with whales. Many of the old-time wooden hulls witl;istand the hard whale s kull s , but few steel boats have had vital experience with the big creatures. MUD VOLCANOES . Eruption of mud volcanoes in the edge of Mex ico near the southern California line, as reportEld from El Centro, Cal., has introduced these "little b;rother s Vesuvius" to some persons for the first time, and may have left the impression that this of the country i s subject to major vol canic outbreaks. A bull etin issued from the Washington, D. C., headquarters of the National Geographic Society. explains just what mud vol canoes are and tells something of their wide dis tribution around the world. "The term 'volcano' is in a way a mi snomer for thes e little mound s of boiling mud-a fact that is recognized sometimes by calling them. 'mud gey sers,' " say? the bulletin. "Most of them, in the m:itter of size, bear to true volcanoes the relation of the proverbial molehill to the mountain. And while 'vo_lcano,' with that it brings up of demolished and buned cities, naturally inspires ?f awe, .'mud volcanoes,' when they are not mildly mterestmg natural phenomena are lit tle more than nuisances . ' . geysers, mud are u sually found m regions that have been s ubJect to true volcanic action within recent geologic times. But this is not always true, and 'recent' in this se nse may mean many thousands of years. In the case of geysers, water gathers in fissures, a portion of whose walls are hot, steam forms after a time and the column of water is expelled. In the case of mud volcanoes, a much smalle r quantity of water is involved . It is u s u ally turned completely into steam which forces its way through fine material and forms hot mud. In typical mud volcanoes the soft mud i s forced out with little violence through the top of a small mound and flows down over the sides. Occasionally, however, a heavy colmun of the steam for ii: considerable period, which is ended by a geyser-like eruption that may throw the soft material and chunks of the hard ened cone high in the air. "Mud volcanoes are 1much more common than geysers. The .only places in which geysers exist in appreciable numbers are in Yellow stone Nat ional Park, the largest and most important gey ser region in the world; Iceland, the Malay Arch ipelago and the North Island of New Zealand. But mud volcanoes are scattered around the world. To the eastward they are first encountered in Ice land. In Europe they are found in Sicily, the mainland of Italy and the Russian Crimea; in Asia they occur at Baku, on islands in the Bay of Bengal and on the Malay Archipelago; farther east they are found in New Zealand. In the West ern Hemisphere they are found in Colombia, in the Yellowstone Park; just south of the Mexi can California line in the delta of the Colorado River, and a few miles to the north on the eastern s)lor e of the Salton Sea, in the Imperial ValJ,t<).'.'


28 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "76" GOOD READING SCATTERS 100 MARK BILLS FOR BERLIN POOR An unknown man, believed to be American, caused a 1ecently by dashmg through the poor section o.f Berlin in a -fast automobile, scattering 100 mark bills with both hands . Many of the people, believing that what look e d like money was only an advertising scheme, did not trouble to pick up the bills . But an old woman gathered up 500 marks, and others collected what they could. BRICKLAYER BUILDS THEATRE SINGLE HANDED IN .ENGLAND The championship in bricklaying, from the !ltandpoint of amo_unt of work d6n e by on e mari, is claimed by a British workman, Hotham Browne. Single handed he has just fini shed laying all the bricks , 700,000 of them, in the Oxford Theatre at Workington, Cumbe1 land, England. The job took two years . Had he worked under union rules he would have laid only 4 5 0,000 bricks in this same length of time. The magnitude of undertaking is shown b y the fact that the building i s 1 50 feet long and 50 feet wide and accommodates 1,400 people. Browne ignored all trade union rules and regulations and just went ahead laying brick after brick, day .after day When he had laid the fir s t 100,000 people the building "Browne's' monu ment," but it i s now known in the town a s "the house that Browne built." 4,000 WILD HORSES TO BE ROUNDED UP IN WASHING TON The annual roundup of wild cayuses and derelict horses will start near Ephrata, Wash., within the next two weeks. From forty to sixty riders are engaged to cover the rough territory stretching from the Colville Indian i 'eservation through the lava bed s and sage brus h to the Wallula River, near Oregon. It i s estimated that in this region four hundred miles long by forty or fifty wide, there are four thousand wild and outlaw steeds of many breeds, sizes and of all ages. At leas t fiv e hundred of them formerly were work hoi ses of the wheat ranches whi ch, when turned out into the fields, wandered away or were enticed by the wild stallion s to j oin their band and thus became s u s picious and wary of man. At the annual roundup as many of the horses as can be caught are broken to harness or sold in Eastern markets . FLOWERS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES Did you know that some of the commonest of our garden and field flowers take their names from foreign languages? By finding out the meaning of these words we see the fancied re-semblance suggested in the names. . Rhododendron comes from the word rhodon, which means "rose,'' and dendron which means tree. Thus the whole word rose tree. Pan sies were named from the French word pensee, meaning "thought." Verbena gets its name f_rom the Latin word for "twig," iris from the Greek word for rainbow," and aster from the Greek word for "staT." Buttercups received their name because people thought that cows that ate them gave the best milk for maldng butter. It has since been proved that cows do not eat the little flowers we call "buttercups," but the name is so pretty. that we have kept it. Foxglove from "folk's glove," which means "fairy's glove," for the fairies were known as the "good folks." LURE SEALS TO DEATH BY MUSIC .Lure d to their death by various musical instruments, hair seal s , the. m ost destructive salmon trap thieves, easily fall victims to bounty hunters , who are now hunting them near the largest rook-eries on Puget Sound. . The hair seal-not the valuable fur bearers of B ehring Sea-are fis h eaters, and during the summer salmon runs tear their way into the salmon nets and traps. One seal will destroy $2,000 worth of fis h in a season. They do. not catch salmon beca.use of hunger, for often a single bite i s snapped out of the fat back of a fis h .and the rest left to other sea scavengers , so the hair seal i s rightly labeled by the packing industry as a de structive pest. The State pays a bounty of $3 for each hair seal killed an presented to the State Auditor. Hair seals possess an absorbing affinity for musical notes, the wailing of a single fiddle string the matellic wheeze of an old accordion, a mouth organ or other reed instrument. Hearing the music , seal s in the vicinity poke their heads high above the surf, and a good rifleman cannot fail to hit the fairly large mark. The dead seal sinks at once, but refloats in a few hours and is tossed ashore hy the tide. Mu si ca l Ha ndsaw Greatest Nove l t y o f the.Age If you can carry a tune In 7our head, you can Jearll to play iuslruweut, and aecure 11 Job on the atU&'• ut a &'OOd s11Jur1. No musica l education necessary Struck with a specially made mallet the perfectly tern: pered saw produce s loud, clear, rich tones like a 'cello. 'he same e!rect may be had by uslnll' a violin bow o n the edge. Any tune can be played by tlle wonderful vibrations ot the saw. It require s two weeks' practice to make you an expert. When not playing you can work with tho saw. It ls a useful tool as well a1 a ftoe Instrument. Price o f Saw, :Hallet and Ina t ruotloaa •••....•.. SI HARR Y E. WOLFF, 166 W. 23d St., New York


PARIS POPl,J LATION TO REACH 6,000,000 Th,e new plans . for increasing the rank of Paris among the w orld's greatest cities are t a kin g d efinite form through the proposal of several City Coun cello1•s to .take in the suburbs in all directions , whi<;h will bring up the total po pulation to more than 4,500,000. Under last year's census Paris had only 2,900,000, but 1,500,000 p e o p 1 e can be found in the small towns which, although they nave their own officials, d o not have any line separating them from the capital. If the extra suburbs are included, according to the city's statistisians, Paris eas ily will reach 6,000,000. Naturally this increase would mean a great .revision of the city's rail and water traffic. Already Councellor Le Marchand is proposing. t h a t the city advance 2 , O O 0 , 0 0 0 ,000 francs f o r the construction of a gr ea t interior port system de stined to make the French capital as great an interior water traffic cen ter as Cleveland or . Chicago. The plans include the deepening of the S e i n e between Paris and Havre and an additional widening of twen feet to permit the passage of large cargo boats instead of the present tug and barge system. Make sure your homo "" buildinp aren't next to be robbed. Thousands of dollars a.nd precious valuables lost yearly because most locks worth les s ancl otre r no proteetion. Tes t locks with thla wonderful aet of aJiov:3d power to open thousands of locks and showed hundreds that th•r homes and property really weren't proEndorst'!

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r IBE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 --L A TEST ISSUES 1083 The Liberty Boys Chasing "Wild Bill"; or, Fight ing a Mysterious Troop. 1084 Hidden :Swawp; or, .Bot Times Along the Shore. 108" " one! -the Black Horseman; or. Defeating a Dan g erous lJ'oe . 1086 " After the C herokees; or, Battling With Crue l Enemies. 1087 " Hlver Journey; or, Down the Ohio. 1088 " at East Rock or, The Burning of New Haven. 1089 " I n the Drowned Lands; or, Perilous Times O u t West. 1090 " on the Commons; or, Defending O l d New York. JOUl " Sword Charge; or, The 1''ight at Stony Point. 10()2 " Afte r Sn John; or, Dic k Slater's Clever Ruse. JOU3 .. Doing Guard Duty; or, 'l'he Loss of .li'ort Washington. 1094 " Chasing a Renegade; or, The Worst Man o n the Ohio. 1 095 " and the Fortune Teller; or, The Gypsy Spy of Harl em. 1006 " Gnardiug Washington, or, D efeating a Br!tlsh. Plot. 10!!7 " and Major Davie; or, Warm Work in the Mec k lenburg District. 10()8 " Fierce Hunt or, Capturing R Clever Enemy. 1089 " Betrayed; or' Dick Slater's False Friend. 1100 " on the March; or, Arter n Slippery Foe. 1101 " WintPr Camp; or, Lively Times in the North. lJ02 " Avenged: or, 'l'be Traitor's Doom. 1103 " Pitched Battle; or, The Escape of the Indi a n Spy. 1104 " Light Artillery; or, Good W ork At the Guns. 1105 " and "Whisfling Will"; or, The Mad Spy o t Paulus Hook. 1106 " Underground Camp; or, I n Strange Quarters. 1107 " Da11dy Spy; or, Deceiving the Governor. ll08 " Gunpowder P lot; or, l <'alling by an Inch. 1109 " Drumme r Boy; or, Sounding the Call to Arms. 1110 " Huuniug the Blockade; or, Getting Out of New York. . 1111 " and Capt. H uck; or, Routing a Wicked Leader. 1112 " an rt the L berty Pole; or, Stirring 'l'imes in the Old City. . 1113 " and the Mas ked Spy; or, The .Man of Mystery. 1114 " on Gallow. Hill; or, A Danug Attempt at Rescue. • 1115 " and ''Black Bess"; or, Tl1e Horse that Won a Fight. 111 6 " and Fiddling Phil; or, Making the Redcoats -Dance. J117 " On the Wnllklll; or, The Mlni•lnJ; Massacre. l l18 " and the Fighting Quaker; or, In the Neutral lll!J " or Dick Sinter' s Dnrlng Dash. 1120 " and tlle Black' Gia'nt; or, Helping "Light Horse Harry." 1121 " Driven Back; or. Ha rel Lurk a t Guilford. 1122 " and Raggej Robin; or, The Little Spy of KinJ?ston. 1123 " Trapping n Traitor; or, Tbe Plot to Capture a General. 1124 " at Ol(t Tappan; or, The Red Raiders of the Highlands. 112;; " Island Retreat; or, Fighting With the Swamp Fox. 1126 " After .Toe B ettys; or, Out for n Swift Revenge. 1127 " Fatal Chance; or, Into fhe .Jaws of Deatb. For sal e by all newsclealers, •>r will b e sen t tn any addret's' Ol• receipt of price, 7c per copy, In money or t>os1oge stamps, by HARRY E . 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