The Liberty Boys on Lone Mountain, or, Surrounded by the British

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BOYS, 'READ THE RADIO ARTICLES IN THIS NUMBER T .HE Ll, BERTY '" ;9' Tbe redcoats, all of a sudden, began swarming about Dick and tried to carry him off. "Give it ' Ulem, boys! " shouted' Bob, scrambling up tbe bank and behind tbe rocks. Tbe brave boys opened fire UPoD the redcoats. •


Like G ood Radio News? Tum to pages 24 and 25 The Liberty Boys of '76 l•Hed Weekly-Su b scription price. $3.1\0 pe r year; C a nada, $4.00 ; Forelcn, $4.110 . Harry E . Woll!, Publlsl>er, lne., 1 6 6 West 2 3 d Stree t , New York . N. Y. E ntere d a s Second-Class Matter .January 3 1, 1 913, at the Pos t-Office a t New York, N . Y., .unde r the Ac t or March 3, 1 87 9 . No. 11 8 4 NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 7, 1923 Price 7 CE>nts Tile Liberty Boys On Lone Mountain OR, SURROUNDED BY THE BRITISH B y HARRY MOORE CHAPTER !.-Camping o n Lone M ountain. The Liberty Boys were in camp at Valley Forge, where they had been all winter except for occasional trips that they had taken o n request of General "\Vashington on special commissions. Dick Slater, the young captain of the hundred young patriot s, who 'were fighting in the cause M independence, was sitting in his wooden hut that he o ccupied in common with B ob Estabro ok, his lieutenant, when there came a tap at the door, and one of the b o ys appeared with a mes sage. His Excellency has sent for y o u to come t o headquarters at once, captain." "Very we ll , Jack, I will g o immediately," a n d the y oung captain, who was only a boy, rose, and, . bidding his horse brought around immediately, made ready to obey the command of his igeneral. His beautiful black Arabian was pawing at the .door by the time Dick was ready, and, leaping into the saddle, he was off like the wind, Major takin,g the long hill to headquarters with a long, easy lope that brought them both at the top in a short time. Dick was evidently expected, for he was admitted to the presence of the commander in-chief without delay. "Good -morning, captain. Y o u are prompt, as usual." "Good-morning, general. I always strive t o re spond to any summons from you as soon as received." "I know you do, Dick," replied the general, in a kindly tone, "and therefore I always expect it of you." Dick bowed, but made no other answer than a simple "Thank you, general." "I have reason to believe that the British have an intention of evacuating Philadelphia, and wish to have information of that fact as soon as it takes place, therefore I want you to take a posi tion on Lone Mountain that will command the various means o f exit from the city, and to keep watch night and day, so that we can 1get word at o nce if the1e should be any signs o f their s o doing." "Very good , general, we shall sta r t this morn i n g ," and Dick stood w a itinig for further i n struc tions. " That is all, captain . I leave i t t o y our own good judgment to cany out m y wishes . " Dick saluted and went out. 1Jick hastened back t o camp, where h e gave orders for an immediate march, bidding provisions being taken for a few days only, as he intended mak;Tllg a temporary camp, expectin,g to return to Valley Forge as soon as the general recalled him from the m o u n tain. I n an hour they were o n the way, s ufficient of their camp equipage beinig loaded on h to s upply their needs for a few days, and the boys all riding picked h orses, o f w h ich they were very proud. • There were settlements all "about, and as they were passing through one o f these they saw a horse grazing a long the road, and in the middle of the road was a bag of meal that evidently had slipped off the horse's back, and, ' n falling, had burst open. A young 1girl was standing over the bag of meal, looking at it ruefully as the b oys came dashing up, and refused to leave the spot, although she saw the boys coming on at a 1gallop . The two foremost, Dick and Bob, drew rein as they saw the girl standing in the road, the former asking: "What is the matter? Have y o u come to trouble?', "Yes, that stupid old horse shied and tumbled the meal into the road, .a"Qd the bag burst, and I can't iget it up without losing the meal, and there will be ructions when I get back with only half a bagful! " and the girl looked ready to qy. "Where do you live?" asked Dick. "Over yonder," and the girl pointed toward a comfortable looking farm house, much to his surprise, for as she had seemed s o much troubled ov e r the loss of a little meal, he had thought that she was in needy circumstances. "We will carry it over for you," he said. "It is not far. Come along, Bob . " "Why, you're soldiers, ain't you?" the S?irl asked in surprise. "Yes, we're so ldiers, b u t what o f that?" aske d Bob . " I did n't s u ppose s oldiers carried b a g s of m e a t for girls," she said. " Oh , w e d o all sorts o f things. But w hat is your name? Are you Amaziah Hubbs ' daugh ter?"


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN "No indeed. My name is Nell Thornton. I work for the Hubbses. His wife is sick, and I do the work and take care of her." They were walking over to t h e house now. the bovs ' horses following, while Nell had to lead her horse by the bridle. The two boys took the bag of meal around to the kitchen, and then said goodby to the girl. w ho was ver Jt:ra'eful to them. for saving the meal, and also savmg hc-r a scolding, for Ama:dah had the reputation in the neighborhood of being what they called very "near." They did not see anv one else, nor even snsnect that the farmer himself W'1S w atching •hem from the> kitchPn winrlow . rlon H•>it. th!?;l' l'Jttemnt to save N e ll a scolding for he not only stormed R+ her when shP the but threa+e..,P.d to take a s'j r \ to her wrll. The boys rode on in i1trnorai:ice of this. nor did thev know tha t this same !-T,lJbs came out of the house sooT\ after thev ha-i away. , mounted hi s own that was g--wing iTI front of the house. aPn r1d1nig across the fields, );pnt. them in vi ew. while 011• of sio;h+ himself. He saw the bovs ridi n:r toward I .nne Mountain. and then lost si1g-ht. o f them as they enter_ ed the deep \"roods that covered p rt of the mnun•am. Then a little later, he saw the of the boys on and he muttered something to himself, as watched them begin to RScP_nd the mountain at the same n!ace he had seen Dick and Bob dif;appear a shnrt time before. He turned and rode tho ghtfi ll y hack t-0 his sionally mutt ering +o himself and s halnng his head over the horse's back The Liberty Boys s oon found an excellent campiri: cook. a ssisted by Carl Gooken sp1eler, his chief aid and bo so m friend started about gettinig d inner from the supplies they had brour; t wit.h thei:n. -After dinner Dick and Bob set out to mvest1gate the going on foot, a? they wished to. explore " all parts, where accessible or even practicall y inac cessible, .in case should be hard ,push ed , Dick always preparingfor any eme11gency. Thev had gone a considerable distance and were thinking of returning; leaving the rest of the ground to be explored -at a later, when Dick came on somethin1g that made him pause. He stonped and began examining the ground carefully. "What do you see, Dick?" asked Bob, eagerly. "Moccasin prints," replied Dick tersely. "Then there have been Indians on the moun tains?" "Yes, and recently, too." "We must find them, Dick, for we won't be safe until we do. and know just what foes we have to contend with." "That's so Bob, to have the redcoats on one side and the on the other side might be a fatal combination, especially if they should meet with us in the center." "They won't do it, that's all, Dick. We must prevent •that!" "Forewarned is forearmed, Bob." They followed the trail out from the camp, and found that it led down hill, through thick woods, over biig stones, sometimes being seem;ngly i:r:i. passable. At timi:., the boys would make their way around, but they soon came to a place that rose un shee-.. 0<1 both sides. Dick hesitated about 0ntering the nauow gorge, fe:.:o.ring an ambus h . and they looked about for 8ome way by which they could get along the sides. for they felt sure that the redskins were lurking somewhere in the vicinity, but they desired to make sure. Just then a stone went rolling down into the gorge, awakening the echoes of the woods, as it went darting from one projecting point to another, .gaining momentum as it fell. Both b-0ys drew back and waited. fearing that the fall ing stone would betray their presence should any enemv be lurking about. There thPv saw what appeared to be the head of an suddenly appeal' in thP. go rrge. Then another apueare d, this time unmistakably showing it to be the head of a redskin. "We just saved ourselves by not : going throur:h !" whispered Bob. ' ! I don't know that we have, replied Dick in a .low tnne, for at that moment there came rollinR at their fee t a stone from above. The two boys drew b2ck still farther, and then there came the crack of a gun, and a bullet whizze d pas t them. • "They are on both sides, Dick." Dick nodde d. _The n they heard the sound of small stones falling as if being displaced by foot steps. "They are coming! " whispered Bob. CHAPTER IL-A Midnight Attack. Instead of coming nearer, however, they heard the sounds of retreating fnotsteps, and then came a signal of the Liberty Boys, which they used when they wished t o communicate with one another . Dic k and Bob answered at once, the signal of the others being repeated, and both parties advancing toward each o ther, they soon met. "There's Jack and Sam." said Bob, as soon as he cau. ght sight of the two boys coming toward them. Jack exclaimed: "There's been a man looking for you, captain." "Who is he?" "He wouldn't give his name, for he said you w ouldn't know it." " I s h"'e waiting for me?" "We left him at camp. But he is very anxious to get away as soon as possible." "We will go back at once," and Dick with Bob went on ahead at a swift gait toward the camp. They were not lorug in reaching the place, and Dick, seeing no stranger about, asked: "Where is the man who wanted to see me?" Where was he, indeed?' No one knew, for no one had seen him leave, and they had seen him standing around waiting for the young captain's return. "You should have watched him, Mark," said Dick, somewhat put out at the man's disappearance. "Why, captain, he was in plain view a moment or so ago I I had no idea that he would not wait, he was so anxious to see you I"


THE LIBERTY ON LONE MOUNTAIN 8 That the sentries were se t with instructions to keep a strict watch, fires being lighted in case any wild beasts should be roaming about the mountain. Dick himself kept watch, althouii;h he did not let it be known that he intended doing . so, but he did not expe::t of his boys what he did not do himself. It was past midnight when h e heard sounds in the woods below. The fire s burned dimly, but cast a light among the trees, and he could see the moving forms of the sentries as they paced back and forth. "They have not reached the camp as yet," he muttered, "whoever they may be. If they do, we must smother the fires or we shall become game for their bullets or arrows." Presently he heard the cracking of a twig, and he sto-pped , pressing close against a tree trunk, of which in the shadow he seemed a part. H e waited a moment or two longer, and then i,n the dim light shed by the stars overhead in a more open space among the trees, he saw moving forms. "They are redcoats!" and waiting a moment longer to get, if possible, s ome idea of the numbers, he then ,glided bade amid the shadows of the trees to camp. H e cautiously and with almost an absence of sound cause d the whole troop to be arouse d to whom he explained the situation. He ordered the fires replenished, and that had the effect of darkening them for the moment to blaze up brighter later. Then he put dummies in the attitudes of sentries, and placed the boys behind trees out of the range of the fire light, bidding them reserve their fire until he gave the word of command. All his orders were carried out before the l'edcoats had ascended the last sfage of the mountain, for it was a hard climb, loaded as they were with their muskets and ammunition. Once they .attained the level where the boys had pitched camp, they evidently paused to regain their spent breath, for there was neithel' sound nor movement for some moments. Then when the pause was becoming intolerable, there was a sudden yell from the redcoats and a cracking and rattle of muskets. There was no reply fro m the seemingly sleeping cainp, and the redcoats rushed forward, expecting to take it by storm. On they rushed, yelling and shooting un t il all had emptied their muskets , when they began to take observations, and to their bewilderment found not a single boy in sight. "They have taken fright and run at the first alarm!" laughed the leader of the redcoats, but as he spoke there came s ,hots frC)m the depths of the woods, and out of the darkness of the night. The redcoats made . good targets, for they were in the bright light of the fires, and one after another fell where he had stood, and still the bullets came whizzing thick and fast, the Liberty Boys firing in squads. The bullets that flew amid them from unseen enemies soon created a panic among the soldiers, and they turned to flee, but in the darkness they tripped over roots of trees that projected above the ground. The Liberty Boys 1gave no sound except that made by their muskets, and as the shots seemed t9 come from all directions, the redcoat captain knew not whither to charge. It was not long before the leader found he had none to rally, for the men, demoralized by their unseen ioes, made a break and ran off into the darknes s, leaving their wounded behind. When the captain saw that he was leading a forlorn cause only, he sought to follow his men, but, instead, found himself surrounded by 1gleaming muzzles, for the Liberty Boys, under Dick's orders, as he had seen the redcoats scatter, closed in on the British captain. There was nothing for him to do but to accept the inevitable, and he submitted to arrest, being led to a tent next to that occupied by Bob and Dick . Dick made no attempt to question the Britis h captain, well knowing that he would get no satisfact ion, for if he did vouchsafe any information it would probbably be mi sleading, so he contented himself the next day with putting the wounded soldiers on horses , and e scorting them and the captain to the headquarters of t'he commander-in-chief. and turning over his prisoners to him, with a report of the affair of the preceding night. After he had finished hi s errand, and was riding hack to the camp on the mountain with the boys who had formed the guard for the prisoners he saw Nell Thornton in the road, but" some distance from the place where she lived. Dick stopped as he saw and recognized her. "I have been waiting some time, captain, to speak to you. I have something of importance to tell you." Dick di smounted and w.alked along the rQJ:J.d with the girl, Major following discreetly a few paces behind, the res t of the boys riding ahead at Dick'$ request. "I overheard Amazi a h Hubbs talking to his wife while I was was hing up the supper things last night," she began. "He said that he had dis covered the camp of tho s e boys Washington had sent up on Lon e Mountain to spy on the Loyalists, and had sent word to the general in Philadelphia, and he thought that somethin g was igoing to happen to those saucy young rebels that would pnt an end to their interference." "So it was Amaziah Hubbs that was spying on our camp yesterday, and got word to the redcoats in time for them to make an attack on us during the night. I never s uspected it was he, although I knew it must be some one in the neighborhood. I will be on the lookout for him after this." "It would be wise. Now as regards myse.lf. I have an errand in town for his -wife to-day, I will be going in about an hour. Is there any-thing I can do for you?" "Indeed you can, and that is to try and find out if the British are making preparations to evacuate the city. Do you think you could do that, Nell?" "I think so, for Amaziah Hubbs is in constant communication with some one high in authority in Philadelphia; in fact, I think he is in their pay," replied the young 1 girl. "Then do what you can for us," said Dick, "and you will be doing a service to the cause of in dependence." . Nell ran off, while Dick reqiounted Ma.ior and set off after his companions, thinking over what Nell had told him. "I believe I'll go into town and see what I can learn for myself," he thought, as he watched Nell out of sight. Having been in the vicinity all winter, he was quite well acquainted in the neighborhood and going to a Quaker, who knew he was devoted to the cause, one Isaac Pott$ by name, he begged the


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN loan of a suit of Quake1 drab. After having changed his uniform for the borrowed clothes. he started back to camp on Major, whom he did not care to ride into the city, being too fine a horse to escape remark, neither did he wish to run the slightes t risk of losing him, as there was always danger attended these spying visits into the enemy's stronghold. CHAPTER III.-What Happened in Philadelphia Changing his horse, and telling the boys that he might be gone all day, and to keep a strict watch, Dick started for :Philad elphia, riding rap idly, and probably reaching the city before Nell did, as she was mounted on a much inferior horse. He rode in from the back of the town rather than going by the water front, as he thought he would best escape notice that way. Once within the lines he had no difficulty, no one paying any attention to him, for people of h is seeming sect abounded in the Quaker City. He rode down to the busy portion, putting horse up at a much frequented inn, ordering dinner to be served in the course of an hour, and then set out on foot to see what information he might pick up here and there. He found the town bustling with activity, but he could scarcely tell whether it was the natural reaction after a long winter of comparative inaction, or whether the enemy were getting ready for some attack on the patriot camp, or preparing to evacuate the city. He kept his eyes and ears open, but learned nothing dPfinite by the time he had ordered dinner to be rf'ady for him, so took his way back to the inn. w_hile he was waiting for his dinner to be se1ved, a man entered and took a seat at the table adjoining hjs own, and Dick, for the purpose of opening a conve1:sation, offered him a paper he had been reading. The man took it with a murmured word of thanks, but it did not engage his attention long, and laying it down, he looked across his table to the one where Dick was sitting. It was a friendly glance. and Dick met it by re marking : "Nothing new that I could see," indicating the sheet the other had just laid down. "No; it is the calm before the storm, I think." "Yes," and Dick's tone and manner merely con veyed a mild interest in the other's remark, although he was all alive to learn what he meant. " Too much time wasted in junketing. Why don't the general get down to business and settle the rebels right off, instead of dilly-dallying the way they do! Can you tell me that?" he asked, as if he held Dick in a measure responsible for the Britis h lack of initiative. "No, friend, that I cannot. Thee knows those belonging to the Society of Friends are not militant. Does theenot think that the king yet hopes to win back the allegiance of the recal citrants?" asked Dick, mildly. The other laughed derisively. "I might have known better than to expect sense from a Quaker," he said, and then added, hastily: "I mean in the way of military affairs." "It is true that it is useless to bid him ma,g nify the benefits of war who believe s thabt love and peace have no part in strife," was ick's ""1P.nP. l'esnonse. "Why should you be then in a city that is occupied by soldiers'!" asked the man bluntly. "Because, friend, I have business here." "'Where do you come from? Surely you a1e not a resident of this city?" "Thee judges rightly. My home is across the Jerseys in N cw York." "Then you are acquainted with the state of the city?" asked the man, with interest. "Since it has become the domain of war and pleasure, friend, the town has no longer any attract.ions for me. But perhaps you can help me. Thee seems kindly disposed to a stranger. I would seek some one whose name and place of residence has escaped me." "Then why should you seek him?" asked the man bluntly. "I have had business with one Amaziah Hubbs, who hath both friends and business connections in this city. I was to have met on e of these same persons, but by some mischance have with me neither the name nor address. Perchance does thee know this same Amaziah Hubbs?" "I know a man of that name, but he does not live in Philadelphia," replied the man a little cautiously. "The one to whom I refer hath a farm about eleven miles from here, and sells and buys produce, this fact bringing him to the city at frequent intervals." "\;v:hy, yes, I know him. He is a ,great friend of Tobias Carpenter, a worthy man and a Loyalist, which all the broadbrims, I am sorry to say, are not." "Methinks that is the very name, and he lives?" "On the road to Germantown. I am going thi_ther and will put yo on your way." Thee 1s truly kind to a stranger." "Well; young man, I must say I like your looks, and am glad to help a true and loyal subject of his Majesty, King Geonge of Great Britain:" Dick discreetly let this remark go unanswered not caring to undeceive the man, and feeling that under the circumstances he was not called-upon to set him right in his conclusions. The dinner had already been placed before them and both had their horses brought around, and then sta1ted to ride off tQgether. A-s they rode through the city, Dick adroitly drew out his new acquaintance all knew about the of the army, but 1t soon proved that his definite knowledge was very meager, and that he was merely repeating the common talk of the city. They rode some little distance befoTe stranger, pointing to a house that stood a httle back from the road, for he had left the town by this time, said: . "There's. house where Tobias Carpenter lives. He is m the garden now working. I will introduce you. By the by, I do not know your name." "Nor I thine," replied Dick, without answer ing the question. Then the stranger called out, without apparently noticing that Dick had not answered his question: . . friend Carpenter, here is a young man mqu1rmg after thee." A middle-a.ged man, of good appearance, keen an'd alert, rose from a stooping position, and advanced toward the gate, where the two horsea had been broue:ht to a standstill


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 5 "Good-day, friend Smith," replied the one called He rose and went. out of the door , calling at Tobias Carpenter. "What brings thee out s o far the same time: this time of day?" "Hallo , Amaziah, come this way. Here is a "To show this y oung man the way to your friend who awaits thee!" house, friend Carpenter, as I said before." . Dick look ed about him for some mean of e s Dick remained with his head covered. as did cape. Tobias Carpenter, he bowed t o the elder man, when referred to by his companion. whom the other had called by the name of Smith. "And thy friend's name?" asked the elder CHAPTER IV.-A Resourceful Girl. Quaker, lo okingsharplv at Dick. It was impo ssible for Dick to rush out of the "Richards . " replied Dick, simoly. summer house, for Tobias with his s ubstantial "Glad to know thee, friend Richards, if thou figure filled the doorway, and there was no other art a friend of this worthy man. " means of egress . . He could hear the steps of the "I fear I cannot claim th'' acauaintance on that other man approaching, and then_ when he had friendship. friend, for we have but iust met, and nearly reached the door, Tobias stepped forwar.(i he has undertaken t o do a kindness to a stranger, a pace, and Dick, seeing his opportunity, made n o t only to himself put to the citv likewise." a das h and slipped through the door out into the '"Then why shoul d he bring thee to me?" asked yard. T obias, a little suspiciously. "What was thee saying about a friend of Before Dick had a chance to reply, Smith said: mine, Tobias?" Amaziah was saying, as Dick "He is a friend of Amaziah Hubbs , who recoms lipped past. mended him to come to thee-" "Why, he i s inside awaiting thy coming," and "Ah, so Amaziah Hubbs sent thee to me, did Tobias turned to find the summer hou11e empty. he?" "Why, he said--," aml then Tobias remem"No, I came of myself, friend. He has deal-bered that the stranger had said little or nothings with certain men in the citv in matters pering definite, that all his c onversation was b y imtaining to his business and other things also." plication. "Ah I understand," and the Quaker op en ed "We mus t find him I" he exclaimed. "He can-the and bade Dic k dismount and enter the n o t get away!" house. "There is s om e one now running around the But he had hardly entered the door when his other s ide of the hou se ; there he is on his horse host called out: and off. I'll catch him. My horse is speedy!" "Come this way, friend Richards," and he led and before T obias had a chance t o reply, Amathe way toward a little rustic house that was ziah Hubbs, who was a spare, active man, had covered with honey-suckle vines, and thus, while run t o the place where his h orse was hitched, open, was screened from view of any one passing loosened the hitchin1g strap, a n d was in the sad along the road. As Dick was sitting in the rustic die, mcing after the escaping boy, who, despite house waitinp:: the pleasure of his host, he saw the celerity of Amaziah, had managed to get a walk cautiouslv around the si de of the h ou s e a gobd start. The two galloped over the road toh t d th h ward Germanto'wn, the clattering of hoofs call-boy of about his own age, w 0 en ere e ou?e ing all the person s who lived alon"' the road to by the kitchen door, but who was no t see n liy "' Tobias, who had called to the house for something their doors t o see what was happening. in the wav of a cooling drink to be brought out Amaziah knew his opp ortunity would come to the r ustic house. when they neared the lines, so, prudent man that he was, he did not push his horse , being satisfied In a few moments a large pitcher and two to keep sufficiently close to prevent the fugitive mugs were brought on a tray by a red-cheeked, turning aside and getting out of sight b e fore they buxum-looking woman, who depo s ited the tray reached the lines drawn abou t the city. The on the table in front of Tobias, and departed other was trying to avoid the very thing that without a word, or even a look in Dick's direc• Amaziah was trying to force on him, and was tion. . The pitcher conta.ined some. sort of fruit crowding his mount to the limit, hoping to reach co.rdial t.hat much m vogue m those da:Ys, a certain place in the r oad , where a sha:i: p turn with which 1:obias filled two mugs, placmg would hide him from sight. Amaziah s u spected one before J?ick and emptymg other at o:ie his intention and spurred forward, but the boy draught. Dick drank s ome of his, and then said, in front managed t o reach the place first, and casually: when Amaziah rounded the sharp turn, he saw "What is thy opinion of this new m ove?" nothing of the fugitive. Amaziah looked non"Should have been done long ago," was the plussed for a moment, and then saw a horse emphatic reply. cropping 1gra ss a little distance away. He iode "It is not too late, doe s thee thinl

6 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN "Yes, he was. Has thee seen him?" eagerly. "Is that him over there talking to the lieuten ant?" pointing clown the road. "Verily, it look s like him," and Amaziah rode toward the two. The boy looked at him, and then said some thing to the lieutenant, and quickly disappeared. "Hey, there, catch that boy! He is a rebel spy!" The redcoat looked contemptuou s. "Hey, I say, catch him, and be quick or he will evade thee. He's one of the smartest spies hl the rebel armies!" "What's the matter, broadbrim? Have they got y ou as scared as all that?" and the lieutenant turned on his heel. But Amaziah was not to be put off by scoffs, and catching hold of the young officer by the shoulder as he -:rode toward him, he said in tones that caused. the young, officer to see that it was not fear that was actuating the Quaker: "I bid thee arrest that boy. He is Dick Slater, captain of the Liberty Boy s, and a rebel spy!" "You are mistaken," replied the lieutenant, seriou s ly seeing that the Quaker was in earnest. "That boy is well known to u s, and is the son of a good Loyalist Quaker." Amaziah gasped. "It can't be possible!" he exclaimed. "I myself saw him leave Tobias Carpenter's house no t half an hour a;go, where he had i-epresented himself as being a business friend of mine." "How did he get through the lines?" "That I cannot t ell thee. That should be the business of the soldiers to prevent." Amaziah did not wait to say more, but rode on after the boy, whom h e could now see, , ap parently on his way back to the city. He r ode after him, and found that he went by another road than that which led by the house of Tobia:s, and that h e went into the city, and made no attempt to conceal hi s identity, speaking to several person s whom he met, who responded, and made no move to intel'Cept him. B ewildered, Amaziah made his way back to the hou se of Tobias, where he found its master engaged in gardening. "Didst catch him?" asked Tobias. "Catch him?" repeated Amaziah in disgust; "why should I want to catch a good Loyalist, and the son of a good Loyalist? Thee sent me on a fool's errand, I must say!" Tobias, who had been bending over his beds, partially rose, and stood bent over, his h ands on his knees, his mouth aigape , and his eyes fixed on his friend's face. "That i s a lie, friend Amaziah, d Hubbs. "What busi ness has thee to be glad when a rebel . scapes !" " R ebel!" repeated the girl in apparent sur-prise. "Why, he's no rebel!" "Who is he, then?". "Why, Daniel Hubbs , your brother's son!" "Daniell What business had he here?" "He came t o see me, but when I saw thee com ing I told him he'd better get away, for I knew neither thee nor his father think I'm . good enough for him." "The young scoundrel! Was it he that I was chasing?" I'll tell his father and he'll get a good hiding for this!" " I suppose I ought not to have told on him," rather contritely. "But it was such a good joke!" and the girl buried her headin her apron and went laughing into the house. "What's Daniel doing here?" Amaziah asked. "He's sweet on Nell, and always come s sneaking when he knows she's here . H e says his father has forbidden him to come, but I never interfere with young people. They will have their own way in these matters, and Nell's a 1good girl and will make a g ood wife," answered Tobias. N ell went into the house laughing, and going to a pantry where the winter supply of jellies was kept, she peeped in, and gave a low whistle . . In answer a head poked out of a bi,g cupboard, and later the whole of Dick's person. "Vve fooled them fine,1' she ch uckled . "Send old Amaziah chasing half over t o wn after Dan, whom he didn't catch after all!" "How was it you thought of sending him. off i n my place, and how was it that he was willing to help a rebel?" asked Dick, after she had enjoyed her laugh. "He didn't know he was g oing to help any one. He's sweet on me, and his father wants him to marry a girl with money, and he's scared to death of his father, and when I saw Amaziah coming, who is his uncle, I knew you were in a tight p l ace, but I pretended to Dan that his uncle was coming spyi"ng on him, and that h e better get on the horse hitched at the gate, which he thought was mine, and get away as quickly as, possible. I g uess as lorug as he kept his back to his uncle he thought he was safe, and there that old Amaziah was chasing his own nephew, and never knew it," and Nell went off into another paroxysm of laughter. "Well, I think I had better be going away now, jus t as soon as Amaziah i s igone." "He is going now, and you can have my horse ' ii you want it; I'm going to stay here with Tobias and his family all night. I filched Dan's pass out of his pocket when he wasn't looking, and here it is,'' handing him a paper. "You can send it back with the horse." Nell went around to the front of the house, and saw that no one was about. Tobias being on his knees working in the garden, with his back to the house , so she motioned to Dick, who crept out and around the hou se to the gate, and onc e in the road, h e walked on with an unconcerned air that was not likely to attract attention. As he had said, he did not have to walk home, for when he got to the place . where Dan had l eft the horse, he found the creature still grazing by the r oad, and calling to him, he came forward, Dick jumping on his back and riding off. Having his pass.


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 7 he had no difficulty in passing the lines, and was enabled to make good time. He had left Germantown a considerable distance behind when he came to a piece of wild woods, that he thought he could save timeby crossi ng, as it would lead directly to their camp on Lone Mountain, and save quite a detour. He had ridden some distance into the woods, which were as dense as if a hundred miles from civilization instead of within a few miles of a city, when he heard a sound that at first he could not understand. He paused and listened. There was some sort of a struggle going on, al thou1gh not a word was spoken nor a shot fired. The s ounds grew more distinct, and in a moment he saw what had caused them. Without hesitation h e seized his pistol, took careful aim and fired. CHAPTER V.-A Desperate Fight. What Dick had seen was a bi1g buck deer viciously dashing his great antlers about from side to side, with Indian clinging to them to avoid being 1gored to death. Just as Dick arrived on the scene a violent jel"k of the deer's head broke loose the redskin's hold, and he had been dashed to the ,ground , the immense branching antlers being lowered still farther, and in another moment the redskin would have been gored beyond recovery. This shot missed, for the boy had aimed to strike the animal's -head, which being lowered, the bullet passed above, just glancing off his shoulder. Dick spranig one side, but a sharp branch of his antlers caught into his cloth coat, and threw him down. Sud denly the redskin gathered himself together and made a flyi11Jgleap and caught the enraged deer by a hind leg, hanging on for his life, while the animal plunged around and tried to release his leg from the Indian's clutch. Dick spranig to his feet and dashed away, hoping to gain time to reload, while the Indian, clinging to the animal's leg, was dra.gged through the woods. On dashed the frantic beast, seeming unconscious of the weight on his leg, trying to get at Dick, and just as he was about to strike him with his antlers, Dick lodged behind a tree al).d lunged out at him with his knife. Again and again he stabbed, until the animal seemed to lose heart and charged about aim lessly, giving Dick a chance to reload and to take aim with deadly effect. When the big bucl.< lay quiveri11Jg on the ground, Dick leaned up against a tree to recover his breath, while the redskin rose to his feet and grunted out some unintelligible expression, and then without taking further notice of his savior, squatted down beside the dead animal and began skinning him. Dick did not wait for further thanks, but calling to his horse, mounted and proceeded on his way toward camp. He found the boys on ,guard and glad to see him again after his day's absence, and so on Patsy had supper ready, Dick receiving some extras on account of his absence from dinner. The boys were obliged to eat picnic fashion, as they had brought little of their camp equipage to their temporary camp on Lone Mountain. As they sat over their pewter platters and ate with the zest that youth and open air life incite, Dick told of his encounter with the deer. Suddenly Dick looked up from his platter and asked: "Where's Bob. I haven't see n him since my return." " Why, didn't you send him off in s ome errand, captain?" asked Mark Morrison, the second lieutenant, whom Dick had left in change of the camp while he was away. so as to leave the first lieutenant free to go off if he should deem it necessary. . "No, I sent him nowhere. Did he say s o?" "No, captain; but he did not say where he was going, and I did not ask, thinking perhaps you had given some secret instructions. But he left this morning soon after you did, and we haven't seen him since." Dick rose from his seat on the 1ground, handed his half emptied nla tter to Patsy, saying: "Harry, Jack, B e n, and Sam, come with me. I fear something has happened to Bob, and we must find out." The boys designated, did not wait to finish eating, but followed Dick's example, handing their platters to Patsy, who took them with a sorrowful expression, not being able to disguise his regret at the -waste of s o much good food. The torches were soon lighted, and the boys under Dick's guidance started out. Somehow, Dick sus pected that Bob had been out investigati11Jg the tracks of the redskins, to discover, if possible, if they were still on Lone Mountain. He led the boys pretty much over the same ground that he and Bob had taken when they had seen the heads of the redskins in the gorge near the foot of the mountain. All the ground taken by Dick and Bob the day before was investigated without result. "He could not have been here after all," said Dick, "for we have come upon no redskins, un less--" and he broke off. "Perhaps they may have taken him away." . They were standing at the side of tpe gorge where the two boys had seen the redskins the day before, and Dick lowered his torch, resting the unlighted end on the ground at his feet. It swayed a little, and as he bent over catch it, he saw a spot of blood. Instantly he was on his hands and knees. "He has been here, boys," he said, quietly. "What makes you think so, Dick?" they asked, almost in unis on. Dick pointed to the small splotch of dried blood. "Might not that have been from some wounded animal, Dick?" asked Jack Warren. "It.might, Jack, but I am sure that it is Bob's blood." As he sp ok e he looked over the edge of the precipice that went straight down to the bottom of the gorge, and then cried out: "He has fallen over!" The boys crowded -about him, and he pointed out a torn bush that had been wrenched out by its roots and lay at the edge of the precipice. "He has wounded his hand in clutching at a rock to save himself when he felt himself sliJ>ping." f'How will we get to him, Dick?" asked Harrt Thurber. "We may have to go aroun d, although ever,. moment lost may be fatal in its results."


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNT "We might get down this way, Dick." suggested B e n Suurlock. "I think I could, Ben, but we never could bring him up that way." "We could meet you by going around," -said Jack. "I think so Dick." "Then I will trv and get down the cliff, 'and you b oy s meet me down below," and without another word, Dick, taking his torch in his left hand, regan lettine: himself down over the ja.gged rocks with the other. "Shall I remain to help, Dick?" asked Sam Sanderson. "It might be as well, Sam. Jack. Harry and Ben will be enoui;h to go around, and you may be of more service to remain here." B e n was taking off his belt, and asked the o ther boys for theirs, and, having secured four, he fast ened them together, and putting his torch on one end let it down the face of the cliff, which enabled to' use bo t h hands in the descent. It was a great help to Dick, and_ enabled him to. make much better time. The light, however, did not follow him all the way down, and in a little while he called to Ben to drop the torch, which Ben did, and it lay sputtering on the ,ground way below Dick's feet. Fortunately it did not go out, and by its feeble flickering light he could make out the bottom , which he soon reached. Then he picked up the torch, blew it into a brighter flame, and set out to look for Bob, sick with apprehension , lest at every step he might come on the man1gled reyiains of his best frie,nd. He had 1!-ot gone far wJlren he came on a huddled heap. With a cry of "Bob! Bob!" he went over it. Bob was lying on his back, but in some way his coat had been drawn up over his head. Dick hastily uncovered the face, and found no disfiguringon the clean cut, boyish features. He put his hand to his heart and found it still beating, and then he rAised a shout that went, it seemed, fairly crashing through the go1ge and up to above. Immediately there came answers, and m a moment or two the three boys who had undertaken to find the way around came to where Dick was bending over Bob's inanimate form. But the mighty shout had seemed . to bring back the departed cons c iousness, for Bob' s J;>egan to flicker, and in a moment more a sigh rugitated his breas t, and then his eyes sl owly opened, and he looked up, at first with unseeing eyes, into Dick's face. By degrees his vision cleared, and then he said, feebly: "Dick!" "Y es , Bob; how do you feel?" "Fe el?" he repeated, in tones that had no un-derstanding. "Yes; whe1e are you hurt?" "Hurt?" "Let us try to lift him, boys," said Dick, and they gently raised him by their. so gently that he did not even wmce with pam. "What are you doilllg?" came in a whisper, and B o b struggled to get on his feet. • They put him down, and he tried. to walk. At first his steps were unsteady, but m a few moments he seemed to recover his strength and his senses at the same time, and he said in his natural way: "I fell over, didn't I? But how did I get out! I don't seem to remember." CHAPTER VI.-An Unexpected Gift. "Do you feel all right now, Bob?" asked Dick, anxiously. "A little sore, Dick, but I don't seem to be real-ly hurt." . They were walking back to the camp by this time, the boys assisting Bob up at times partly carrying him. On their ar:iv:i:l at camp Patsy had some broth ready for him a few moments, and then he went to bed. Dick placed his guards as usual, but told each to be doubly watchful, as he himself felt in the need of sleep and could not partake in the watch as he had the preceding night. He di? not a night attack from the neithe1: d_id he believe the redcoats would vISit them a.gam m the dark they having had enough of it for the p1es ent least. Dick fell into a deep sleep a s soon as he had rolled himself up in blankets, the nights being cool, although the sprmg was pretty well advanced. Afte1 breakfast Dick dec1ared his intention of scouring Lone Mountain for band of Indians, whom he felt sure were lurkmg s omewhere within the depths of the forest that covered part of the mountain. They took the mountain in s ection s , and although they found traces showing that the redskins had been on the mountain they could not find a single one. "They 'must have got away," said Dick, "al though I am sure that the fellow I helped kill the buck was one of the band that has been liv ing on the mountains." However, search as they w ould, they did not find any of the redskins, and s o returned to camp in time for dinner, a very hungry lot of boys. Toward evening Dick concluded to go down the mountain to see if Nell Thornton had yet returned from Philadelphia, as he was fo hopes she would have s om e information for him. As he was well known in the neighborhood, and he did not wish the Hubbs to know that he had anything to do with Nell, so as n?t to suspicion, he sent one of the boys m ordiJ?ary to the house with a message for the girl, askmg her to be walking along the road about five o'clock that afternoon. The girl promised, and about that time Dick on Major was slowly riding along, when he saw her come from the house. He waited for her to come up, and then di smounting, let Major graze while he walked a little with Nell. They walked together quite a dis t ance and parted quite a Ii ttle distance from thi: house, then Dick walked on. It was growmg dark m the woods where he was walking, but he had no thoughts of danger at that time, and was not on the alert as usual, his thoughts bus y with what . he had been told by Nell. He heard footsteps on the road, which he could plainly see from where he was amid the trees , and soon saw Amaziah Hubbs riding along with a man walking by the side of his horse, the two men talking earnestly together. Dick did not care. to be rec:ognize_d, so took pains to make no noJSe , standmg still until the two men had pass ed. After he no longer heard them he went on, intending to go to the


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 9 place in the road where he had left Major, for he was anxious to get back to camp b efore dark. " I think the Britis h are contemplating a speedy move of some kind," he was thinking as he walked along, and then suddenly without premonition h e rei::eived a stunning blow on the back of his head, and a heavy weight bore him face downward to the ground, whe1e he lay unconscious. CHAPTER VII.-Dick in Trouble. When Dick recovered consciousness he found himself in the dark on his back and bound hand and foot. At first he was bewildered, and felt as if he were in a nightmare. It s eemed as if he had suddenly awakened from a distressing dream to find himself in s ome strange place, just as one sometimes awakens in one's own bed, but eannot place familiar objects in the room, there being a sense of confusion and an absence of the sence of locality. Then he i 'emembered walk inig along the woods, and the sudden blow from behind and his falling forward. He had no idea that he had any enemies in the for they wer e nearly all patriots in the vicinity, and then he thought of Amaziah Hubbs. "I saw him riding along the'road talking wit h sorre one, but I did not think they saw me!" ] h • there at times resting after violent efforts to free himself, for if he could once get his hands free he felt sure that he could get out of the place where he was confined by s ome means or other. All his attempts, however, were in vain. "I suppos e Major i s still waiting for me. I{ he went to camp without me the boys would soon know that something had happened to me. " He could hear no stir about him or above, although he was sure he was in some sort of a building. Then he listened, for he thought he heard something outside. "I am either in the woods, or one of the boys i s signaling to me!" he exclaimed aloud. The cry of the screech own again sounded like the shriek of some one in deepe s t distress. Dick echoed it, taking the chances of some one other than his boys hea1ing him. Again it came, and he knew succor was near. The thing now was to let them know just where he was. His voice seemed smothered in the underground place where he was, and he was afraid that it would not be heard outside. His fears were confirmed by hearing the calls going farther and farther away. Then he heard no more! In some way he must break his bonds. Whether his restlessness had loosened the knots or stretched the rope a little, 01 his anxiety had given him greater strength, h e did not know, but as he made a desperate effort, straining his muscles till they seemed as if they would burst, the blood su11ging to his head, and his heart beating almost to suffocation, h e felt something give, and in a moment more he had both h ands :free! Now to find out where 11e was and the way rope about his ankles, and in a short time he drew a deep breath of relief, for h e was again free! Now to find out whe-:ie he was and t h e way to the open. He groped about as well a s he could, for he had been bound so long that his limbs were half numb, and found himself in. a cellar, as he had s upposed. He felt the walls, and after carefully running his hands over the rough surface, came to a place where there was a break. "This is a door," he thought, and he felt about for some way to open it. He found the latch, but as the door would not open, he concluded that it was bolted on the other side. Listening a moment, and hearing no sound, he pried the door open with his jack-knife, the cellar being so damp that the wood was rotten, and easily yielded to pressure. The door opened into another room, no lighter than the other, and after stumbling over heaps of rubbish and grop ing about, he came to some rude steps that led above, whether to the ground outside or the kitchen above he did not know. Ascending the steps, he came to a door, and judging from its position that it led to the kitchen, he gently pushed against it, but it did not yield. He used his jack-knife again, and with good results, for he soon had the satisfaction of finding the door opening noiselessly, and in a moment he was in the kitchen. The shutters were brought to, so there was no light from outside, and he could not se e, but by various articles of furniture he touched with his hands he knew where he was. Groping about for the door, h e s oon found it and let himself out into the open air, which felt very grateful after his confinement in the close, damp ce!Jar. Once outside, he looked about and saw that Jle was on the Hubbs farm, and had been imprisoned in Amaziah's own house. "Just as I thought," he muttered. "Well, I shall be on the look-out for him after this!" It was a night, Dick had no horse , for the boys had evidently taken Major with them in their search for Dick. H e had a long wa1k up the mountain, but he was sturdy, and, despite his cramped legs, made good time. He took a short cut, not a safe thing to do in t he dead of night, for he could tell by the position of the stars that it was in the early hours of the morning. His way led almost across the mountain, for the boys had taken a position that commanded Philadelphia, through the densest part of the forest, but he went on easily, used to picking his way through the woods in the dark, keepin1g on the alert for any night prowler, when he became conscious of a slight noise like the regular breathing of some large animal. Then he heard what was undeniably a snore, that showed the animal was human, and he stopped abruptly. Probably he had come across unwittingly the camp of the redskins, w ho, he was sure, were call\ping on the mountain as well as the Liberty Boys . He was afraid almost to make a move lest a crackling twig betray his presence. Know in g the wily Indians so well, he suspected tlrnt they had sentinel s where they could not be seen, and perhaps , even then, h e was under the fire of several pair of eyes. He s lowly and quietly withdrew behind a tree, d ropping to the ground and crawling along, but there came no sign from the Indians , either asle p or awake, exccept the regular breathing, accompanied by t h e lusty snores of some one or two of the sleepers. There


1 0 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN was no fire, the nights not being very cold, the ' redskins having wrapped themselves in their blankets, lefiving probably two of their comrades to watch for wild animals, sho uld there be any n:round to smell them out. He could not see how many there were, for the trees shut out what light there was, and he feared to approach too near. After listening a while and hearing no movement, he went on cautiously and was. soon out of hearing clistance of such slight sounds caused by the breaking of a twig or the rolling of a s tone. After he had descended SQme distance he ;;ig;iin and He could plainly . .,..,, t'""lmp 0f feet, although the s oun d iwas so slight as to pass unnoticed by one les s ;;0 J . _ .... s!; acu;;e hearing than he. "There's another lot c oming!" he muttered. "They are acting yery strangely, and it seems t o me that they are on the warpath!" He stepped behind a big rock and wai_ted there, while over two score Indians passed him in single file, never suspecting the near presence of a white man. They took the direction toward the place where their brothers lay s l eeping, and after they had all passed, and Dick had given them s ufficient time to get far enough ahead to make it safe for to follow, he went on after them. He did not follow them all the way, just far enough to satisfy himself that they were on the road to join the othe r redskins, and then went on swiftly to his own camp. His own boys he found in a state of commo tion. On e searching party after another had returned to report their failure to fin d their young captain, each in hopes that one of the others had been more successful. Bob was pacing UP and down the ground so far away from the camp as h e felt it safe to go, and when he heard the familiar call of his beloved comrade, he ran forwa1>d in the darkness, crying: "Dick! Dick!" Dick answered, and soo n all the boy s were crowding about him, eagerly questioning him. But Dick ignored their questions for the mom ent, asking instead: "Anything happened, Bob?" "Nothing except your disappearance, Dick . We were very much concerned about that, for we have been scouring the neighborhood." J "And came within a few rods of where I was confined, B ob." "Di d you hear the boys, Dick?" "I heard some of their signals, and answered, but being underground and all shut in, my answering signals were not heard.'' "I felt all along if I had gone I would have found you, Dick, but I knew that yo u would rather that I remained here in your place than go after you." "Indeed I would, Bob, and if I had known that you were here, a great load of uneasiness wou ld have been taken off my mind." Then he told them all of the particulars of his seizure and his getting away, and ah;o of his discovery of the redskins right at their very doors, as it were. "What do you think they intend doing, Dick?" asked Bob anxiously. "I am sure they are on the warpath, Bob." Then he told what Nell had informed him. "I think there is going to he some move by the enemy. whether against u s or toward evacuating the city, I don ' t know yet. If they intend leaving Philadelphia, we will get back to Valle y Forge in the morning." The boys still kept coming in, and in a short time all the boys were in camp. Dick posted extra sentinels, but told the boys to lie down with their arms 'by their side for a few hours' sleep, as no thing would probably happen before s unrise. He himself lay down, with Bob by his s ide, for it might be that they would both need all their strength in the morning. Soon the camp was as quiet a s that of the redskins had been a sho r.t time before, sounds of the snores being heard, however, for both Patsy and Carl were noted for the musi c they made at night, each swearing that it was the other who was responsible for the disturbance. Dick was not far from right in his conjectures that something was going to happen, for already Sir Henry Clinton had sent out parties to remove the troubleso me young patriots who were keeping s u ch strict watch on Lon e Mountain. , ' Amaziah Hubbs' information concerning the actions of the Liberty Boy s was not ignored, and the British general knew that their march from the be leaguered city would be greatly hampered if the intelligence of their intentions were divulged too to the patriot general in camp at Valley Forge. At dawn Dick had his boys up, and sent some of them in different direction s to report if anything was to be see n of the enemy, white or red. CHAPTER VIII.-The Attack. Amaziah communicated to certain friends that were in the confidence of the Britis h general, Sir Henry Clinton, who had but recently replaced Sir Will iam Howe in command of the. army, the fact that Washington had a force on Lone Mountain, whi ch was waiting to cut off his evacuation of Philadelphia. This spying on their movements did not please the British general, and, accordingly, he sent out one body under command of C o lonel Grant, and another under command of Colonel Grey, and still another division along the Philadelphia road, intending to s urround the troops on Lone Mountain, not knowing that they consisted of one company of a hundred boys. The two colon els were each sent in an opposite direction, Grant being given a circuitous route so that he could com e at the back of the mountain, while Grey was to take the other side and the third divi s ion to cut off all escape by the Philadelphia road. Although Dick did not know the enemy's intention, he had already s uspected that something was in the air, and had sent out . boys to see if there were any indications of the enemy being about. Soon Mark came running up the mountain, breathless and excited, saying: "Captain, there is a large force of redcoats in the wp od s near White Marsh! I could not stop to see how many, but there are at least four times our number!" Almost before Mark had finished speaking, Jack Warren came dashing up. "Captain!" he cried, "the road to Valley Forp


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 11 is blocked by redcoats, and we are unable to warn the commander!" Still another of the boys now appeared, panting and gasping so that he could hardly speak. It was Ben Spurlock, one of the favorites among the Boys, who shouted: "Quick, captain I The redcoats cnming ! " "Which way, Ben?" asked Dick, quietly. "On the Philadelphia road!" Dick and Bob looked at each other. "Surrounded, Bob!" said Dick. "We'll have to sneak. out, Dick." "We'll have to gain time, Bob." Dick had to do some pretty quick thinking. _ The enemy could not very well bring up cannon to where they had pitched their camp, and their position was such as to give them a decided advantage, although if the three divisions steadily pushed upward and forward, they would soon have them penned in like cattle in a conal. Then Dick began to give orders sharpl y and inci sively: "Bob, take. twenty boys and head off the divi sion on the side toward White Maish. Place the boys s o that it w ill s eem as if there were five times their number." Bob saluted. 6"Yes , captain!" "Mark, take twenty more and dispute the advance of those on the roac). to Valley Forge. Work like beavers, fill the woods with bristling guns, if even they are only sticks of wood propped in trees." Mark saluted. "Very well, captain." "Jack, take twenty more and head off thos e corning by the Philadelphia way. Fool them as to your numbers, but don't run the risk of getting caught." Jack saluted. "I'll do my best, captain!" Then. Dick took the rest and prepared_ to dash from place to place to help out thos e the hardest presse d. Visiting each party in turn, he aided them with his boys in preparing what seemed to be an ambush in the recesses of the mountain, taking all their extra muskets and placing them conspicuously among the trees s o as to give the effect that there was a boy behind every one. When muskets gave out they u sed stick s, and soon had the places where the boys were sta-. . tioned at seem bristlin g with guns. The y had no cannon, the y could not expect aid from the commander, who, however, as soo n as he heard firing might send s ome one to them, but in all probability then it would be too late. They had to depend on themselves, and Dick determined that eve n though they might be surrounded, they would not b e caught. At least they could run, and being s o much more familiar with the tain than the e nemy, they could fead them a fine chase. " I hope they have a !ot of Hessians with them," chuckled Bob. "We won't have t o make it hot for them, it will be done without our aid." It was still early in. the day, but as Clinton had sent the ones out who had to make the longest march the previous cnight, the three divisions were now crowding close in on the Liberty Boys. The first attack came from the division under command of Grant, and much to the surprise o! that officer, who had been told that the leader of the Liberty Boy s was a prisoner, the attack was repulsed with vig9 r. As soon as Amaziah Hubbs had Dick safely stowed away in his cellar, as he thought, he had ridden as fast as possible to the city and notified the enemy, who had thought to bag the whole company, so long as their clever young captain was a p1isoner. When Dick found that the attack was made at that point, he called in Mark and his boy s to come to Bob's aid, and the three-score boy s made a gallant s howing. But soon one of the boys who had been left to watch Mark's post came running up, reporting that there wall a move in the troops on the road to Valley Forge. Then Dick sent him to Jack with orders for Jack to send all his boy s but two, and for him to remain with them to watch the enemy on the Philadelphia road. With thes e to help Mark, Dick remained with Bob until s u ch time as he considered his presence was needed by Mark. The boy s had not met Grant's men in the open, but fired on them from the trees, luring them farther and farther within the woods, hopino by getting them once in s iide to los e them in" the intricacies of the forest, while they were going to the aid of Mark. The enemy, how ever, s eemed to fear an ambus h, and hesitated about pene trating very far within the depths of the woo d s , for a lthough they were brave enough in the open, the British troops as well as the Hessians balked at fighting Indian-fas hion in the forest, where they could not form in regular array and fight according to precedent. Meanwhile the redcoats on the Valley Forge road were drawing nearer, and Dick, leaving Bob to dispute the passage to those under Grant, went t o Mark's assistance, giving the impress ion that there were quite large bodie s at both points, by the quickness of their movements. They had quite a sharp little skirmish, the firing being in cessant, for a ll t h e muskets stuck in the tree es were loaded, and when the boys had emptied their own muskets, some fired those, while others reloaded the empty one s . The Il1J.IS kets on both sid e s rattled and cracked, while the yells of the Liberty Boys seemed as if they came from hundreds of throats instead of l ess than fifty. "Charge, Liberty Boys, charge!" "Down with the redcoats!" "Liberty forever!" "Give it to them, boy s!" "Fire!" Crash! Bang! Roar! It seemed as if t he woods were full of boy s in uniform that sprang up from everywhere at once, firing, shouting, retreating, before the enemy had a chance to charge. The quick, lightning methods of the nervy boys, who were as lithe and active as re

12 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LON E MOUNTAIN sounded a retreat, and the boys began apparently flyin g indiscriminately backward, only to hide in the w o ods on either side, w hile the enemy began rusliing after them, thinking now to cut them in pieces. Instead, in a moment, they found that apparently the boys had again taken a stand, and in a most advantageous spot, and disputed their advance, firing steadil y from behind trees, giving the enemy no chance at them. Then as they turned to rejoin their division, they suddenly found themselve s fir ed on from the and their retreat be_came sort of a rout, for the redcoats wanted to get back into the open, stopping long enough to drag off their wounded. T he troops on the P hiladelphia road had given them no trouble so far, but now came a signal from Jack, w ho had been left with hi two boys to watch, that the Brit i s h were advancing that way. The signals came rapidly and persistently, and Dick knew that danger was threatening, or Jack would not be so insistent, and h e gave the order to respond, thus leaving two sides practically defen s eless. Still, there was a chance of their breaking through on that side of the mountain, for it was nearer the gorge wh ere no body of troops could follow, but which Dick had hesitated about using to escape from the cordon that surrounded him and hi s boy s on account of the redskins, who he knew were in that direction. On the Philadelphia side the mountain was more precipitous, and therefore harder to scale, and it was on this account that Dick had thought they might be able to fly that way. should they become too hard press ed by the two divisions under Grant and Grey. Owing to the position of the boys in the woods, the two colonels could not u s e their much superior fol'Ce s to any advantage, for to take them into the woods to hunt the boys woul d b e like trying to catch a herd of wild ponies in the open . The only way they could h ope to succeed was by rounding them up, drawing their lines closer and closer until they had. the boys penned in and their fire exhausted. It was this that they were evidently trying to do, and for this reason, so long as the boy s at both Bob's post and Mark's had suceeded in keeping the 'enemy in check, that he was all the more ready to bring -up hi s main force to meet the division pressing on them from the Philadelphia road. The b oys had been fighting lustily, but had no thought of fatigue, although there were not enough of them to withdraw one squad while the other was engaged. J\_s they ran up and across the mountain to reach Jack, they reloaded their .guns, which had a chance to cool somewhat. All of the boys carried pistols as well as musket s, Dick and Bob always being well supplied in that regard. They could hear the advance of the enemy, who made no attempt to conceal their projected attack, but Dick did not hui;ry unduly the boys, for he knew it would take the redcoats longer to climb the mountain than the Liberty Boys, who we r e not only lighter and spryer, but ac cus t omed to a ll sort of climbing. It was greatly to thei r advantage that the enemy could not bring any cannon to bear on them, for the way was altogether unfitted for any kind of field pieces. The boys were toiling and climbing, mus l t d s over their s houlders, the sweat running down ;.heir face s , all animated by the single thought of getting at the enemy. Jack's signals still came at frequent intervals, although he knew that the boys were on the way to join him. Dick could tell from Jack's calls that the enemy were making rapid progress. Still if they managed to intercept them before they reached the place where the gorge c u t through the mountain sid e, he tho\lght the Liberty Boys cou l d still elude them, after giving them perhaps a sharp fight, drawing them away from the gorge, and then when they thought to have the Liberty Boys at a disadvantage, to make a dash and get through, being obliged to run the risk of having that means of egress cut off by the redskins. "Forward, boys!" he shou 1 . ed. On the boys dashed, until they reached the place they had been aiming for, and which looked right down on the redcoats as they attempted to breast the hill. CHAPTER IX.-Surrounded by the Redcoats. As Dick saw the nm;nbers who were fairly swarming up the rocky side of the mountain, for the moment his heart failed him, for he kne they cou ld not hold their own against so great odds for even a few moments. This side of the mountain presented a different aspect from the other, for on the other side it was densely wood ed; but here the trees drew sparsely, great rocks jutting out of the s ide F . "Get behind the rockF ! " he shouted. In an i n s t :mt there V .'!lS not a head to be see n except those of the redcoats, who fired a volle y as they saw the onrus h of the Liberty Boys . The shots went pattering against the rocks, but did no damage, and the redcoats were ordered to charge and seize the boys. "Reserve your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" ordered the young captain of the Liberty Boys. On came the enemy, nearer every moment, but the boys remained cool and steady, waiting for the signal to fire. Finding no resistance, the redcoats pressed closer, and then: Crack-crack-crack! Every shot told, and for every one a redcoat went rolling backward down the hillside. The boys h a stened to reload, but before they had a chance, those who had been behind the unfortunate redcoats, rushed forward in thei r place and were upon the boys . Quickly the boys retreated, reloading as they went b ack ward step by step. On came the enemy, they also reserving their fire until it could be made most effective . By the time the redcoats fired, the Liberty Boys had reloaded, and their fire was simultaneous with that of the enemy. The sound was deafenil1{g and the smoke blinding, and by the time the latter had cleared away, the boys had reached the point for which they were aiming, with the exception of one who lay unconscious, bleeding from an ugly wound, and Dick and Bob, who had covered the boys' retreat. Dick was left in the midst of his enemies! AU of a sudden the redcoats began swarming about Dick and tried to carry him off. "Give it t o them, boys!" shouted Bob, scramb ling up the bank and behind the rocks. T}_lc brave boys opened fire upon the redcoats.


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 18 Dick fought desperately, striking right and left with his sw ord, but was soon overpowered, the fire of the boys not being able to dissipate the enemy. While the boys were trying to rescue their leader, more of the redcoats got up behind them, and s oon they, too, found themselves surrounded. The plight of the boys was serious, be ing in the midst of their enemies, and the mountain lying between them and the commander-in chief and his army, and thus preventing any in formation of their dangerous situation being got ten to him. Dick hoped that they would hear the firing at Valley Forge and come to his aid, but it was a forlorn hope, for by the time General 'Nashington could send them reinforcements they would all probably be in Philadelphia. _pespite the fact that Dick had his commission from the general himself, he had little idea that he and his troop would be treated as prisoners oi war on account of their youth and daring, and because of their irregular status in the a1'my The boys fought desperately, but were soo n over come, and already their disarming was beginning, when a new force appeared on the scene. They were heard fir st, and the sounds caused s ome of the most seasoned of the soldiers to pale, for they were the horrid, frightful warwhoops of the Indians . In a moment, before the redcoats could r ecover from their surprise , a band of painted warriors appeared on the heights above, and began shooting with bows and arrows as well as with muskets. All was the greatest of con fusion in a moment. In the suddenness of the attack the redcoats for the moment forget their prisoners, and of this brief space of time Dick took advantage to get his boys together. He dig, Dick , that you came along just as you did that evening. I believe they are showing their friendship for your kindness to their chief." "It i s very likely, Bob. They certainly. are under no obigation to me, for they gave us half the buck, and now they have saved the whole lot of us." "There is fighting still going on, Dick. There is the sound of firing." "Well, we are out of it. I wonder if the .gen eral has sent us help." "I know he would do so, if he thought we needed it." They were walking along as they were talking, for the gorge was wide enough for two to walk abreast for quite a little distance, and then it narrowed again, and soon became a mere hole through the base of the mountain. The boys walked on, trusting to the friendliness of the redskins, and sure that they would show them a way to evade their enemies. The steady tramp of the feet behind deadened that made by the moccasined feet of the Indians, who had now passed before. It was quite a long way through the mountain before they began to see light ahead. The way again began to widen, and as Dick and Bob again came up side by side, Dick said: "Those redskins must have got quite a distance ahead, for I don't see nor .hear them.1 ' A s the way grew lighter, boys hastened their steps, and presently came out into the open, and found themselves on a ledge of rock over looking the valley. "-Where are our friends, Bob?" asked Dick, in surprise, for not a sign of the Indians was to be seen. "They have disappeared as mysteriously as they appeared, Dick." "No wonder we could not find them when we were scouring the mountain for them! They had this secret means of egress and exit." . "It was fortunate for us that they had, Bob, for without them we wnuld have been in a bad fix." ' Just now the boys appeared one by one, and Dick began his count, and found them all accounted for, as Lishe Green, the wounded boy,


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN had been carried up the bank by his comrades when the lndians so suddenly appeared and diverted the attention of -the redcoats from the Liberty Boys. His wo.und had been bound up, and the ble e ding stanched, and by the aid o f one and another of the boys he had been able to through the gorge and out of the tunneled mountain, but he was dizzy and weak, and Dick saw that he needed attenion. Their horses were still on the mountain, and they themselv es were some miles away from their winter headquarters in Valley . Forge, the enemy being nowhere in sight. "We have come out at a good place," said Dick, as he took observations. "Probably the redcoats are pressin g their advantage, and think now that they have us completely surrounded, while we are on the outside!" and he gave a chuckle. At a little distance off was a farm-house, which Dick recognized . "A good patriot lives in that house, Bob," he said, "and we will carry Lishe over there, for the boy needs attention. He looks as if he would collapse." . Some of the boys made a cat's cradle of their hands, and carried the wounded boy to the house, where he was kindly received and put to bed, the good farmer and his wife glad to be able to do anything for one of the Liberty Boys, who were well known, and favorably, a s well, throughout the vicinity. Lishe cared for, the boys then set out for their old quarters, skirting the mountain, so that they would not s uddenly come upQn any of the enemy, all talking of the way in . which their du s ky friends had come to-their aid at the very moment when they needed them most. The sound of firing ceased after a while, by this time it being noon. . "I wonder if they have taken .a rest for dinner," laughed Jack. "Perhaps they have discovered that the quarry has escaped," rt>plied Harry Thurber. "It seems to me that they did us great honor to bring so many men just to capture a hundred 'saucy young rebels'!"' exclaimed Bob. "I don't believe they knew that we were the only on es on Lone Mountain, Bob. They got their information probably from Amaziah Hubbs, ' and he may have seen big." "More likely they could not believe that a party of boys would ):>e considered sufficient to keep a watch on their p roceedings. They have got s uch an exaggerated idea of their own im portance that theywould naturally think it would take half the patriot forces even to keep an eye on them!" sputtered Bob. The boy s who were with Dick and Bob laughed but they all agreed with him fn his estimate of the redcoats, who professed little respect for the rebels and their bush-whacking methods of carry ing on the fight. The boys were getting pretty hungrj by the time Valley Forge was seen, and Patsy was bewailing the loss of the remains of the fine buck, that they had been obliged to abandon on the mountain top. CHAPTER X.-The.Accusation of Amaziah Hubbs. Before Patsy had time to cook even his potatoes, Dick reported to General Was hington. "We could not hold the position, sir," said Dick as soon as he was admitted to the commarlder's presence. "How was that, captain?" We were attacked on three sides almost at once, and although we fought the best we could, we were surrounded, and would have been either cut to piece s or captured had it not been for the interposition of a band of friendly .Indians." "I am glad you escaped, captain," replied Gen eral Washington, "for I have just how hard pressed you were, and would have sent you aid, but you and your troop tLppeared about the same time as did a scout, who has just arrived with news of the attack. Were any. of .your boys lost or injured?" "One was badly wound e d, sir, but we managed to e scape with who le skins except for that, on account of the inability of the enemy to penetrate far into the mountain and our quickness in get ting out of the way." "How large a force was it that attacked you, captain?" "I could not say, general. I s hould be afraid to hazard a guess, as it would seem impertinent t9 think that the enemy would send so many men against a hundred boys," replied Dick, with just the suspicion of a sm ile. "Probably they thought there was a larger force." "I think they believe s o still, sir, for we managed to fool them pretty we ll by apparent am bushes, and then I stationed the boy s in such a way that it seeme d as if there were. more of us, as we dashed back and forth and made pretty good time." "Do you wish me to l'esume our watch on Lone ' Mountain, sir?" Dick asked after a slight pause, during which Washington seemed to be ing so me papers. "I do not think it would be advisable, considering that the enemy know of your presence . there, and the knowledge they must.have acquired of the mountain. You will have to se lect some other place of observation." "We were obliged to leave our horses behind, sir, and we would like to recover them." "Very good. Do so at the first opportunity. " Dick, th.Inking that the general h:id fin i::,iled asking all the questi

THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 15 and afterward was seen in your company in the woods, and has not been seen since." "But did Amaziah Hubbs say anything about my being knocked down, rendered uncon,scious, taken to his cellar in that condition, bound hand and foot, and locked in a place whence no sound could reach outside?" exclaimed Dick, indignantly. "What's that?" asked the commander, quickly. "Explain." "Amaziah Hubbs, I have reason to know, gives all the information he can obtain to the enemy, but this girl whom he accuses me of abductinz is a good patriot, and she has been keeping watcn for me, as he is often sent into the city on er rands." The commander was looking at him steadily. Day before yesterday I was in the city myself, but was discovered by this Amaziah Hubbs, who chased me, or, at he thought he did, but by the conmvance of .Nell I got a ay, but not before I had seen enough to make me certain that the enemy are making preparations to leave the city very soon." "Could you judge how soon, captain?" "I could not, general, for I was obliged to run before I had learned all I wanted to. But I knew that Nell was going to remain over night in town, and thinking she might have gained more information during that time, I sent one of the boys to the house asking her to meet me about sundown." "Why did you send one of the boys, captain!" "I did not go myself, for Amaziah me, even out of uniform, but he would not recognize one of my boys unless in uniform. Nell met m e , and told me that the British are packing up ,and trying to se ll all that they cannot take away with them, for she heard the matter di s cussed among thos e who seemed to have definite information." "How long was she with you, captain?" "Not morEl' than a few minutes. After s h e went back I kept along the woods, for I did not care about being seen, and was going to the place where I had left my horse, when I saw Amaziah Hubbs and another man coming along the road toward me." "Did they speak to you?" "No, sir; for I kept, as I thouught, out of sight, but a few moments later I received a blow on the back of my head that rendered me unconscious, and when I came to myself, I found I was in the cellar of Amaziah Hubbs' house, bound hand and foot." "How did , you get away?" "Finding myself in that condition made me desperate, for I was sure I was. put out of the way for som e purpose, and being afraid that something was going to be done that night, and I not there to report, made me frantic, and I just tore myself free." "How did you find that you are in Amaziah Hubbs ' house?" "I did not until I managed to 1get out of it. I heard t h e boys ,signaling to me, and answered, but owing to the fact that I w:as shut up under ground, they did not hear me, and went away." "Why did they not hear you in the house?" " I think, if there were any persons in the house, they mus t have been sleeping in another part, for I was in the wing under the k itchen." "Thank you, captain, for your explanation. I had no doubt but that you could give a satisfactory one of your connection with the case;" "I am afraid they have learned that Nell hars helped us and done something to her," said Dick. . "It is possible that something of the sort may have been done." "Have I your per)llission to try and find her, comq:iander?" "Yes, Dick, and I wish you every s uccess," re plied the general in his kindly manner. "I will s ee this Amaziah Hubbs myself if he come!l again." After they had eaten their potatoes , Dick and Bob each borrowed a horse from Isaac Potts, a good patriot, and. started out to see if the redcoats had withdrawn. They rode around. t<> where they had escaped from the cordon that had been drawn around them, for they did not wish to run any risk of capture. As it was a matter of ten miles or more to Lone Mountain from Valley Forge, and it was well on in the afternoon before they had eaten their dinner, the boys did not expect to get back to camp before dark. They had been in no particula r haste, for they wante d to give the redcoats time to get away before they arrived again on the scene. "I hope they haven't run off with our horses, Bob," said Dick, a little anxiously. "So do I, Dick. I don't think you need have any fearabout Major, who could not submit to a stranger, but with my bay it's a different matter." " Still, I think they w ould have some trouble in zetting the animals together, for we have accustomed them to going about loose, and to come to our call." "I am sure, Dick, they haven't them all, at any rate!" , They carefully skirted the mountain when the y came to the place where the gorge had its ..exit, for they wished to go up the mountain on their hornes ins tead of taking the more tim e it wou1d requfre to go on foot, and they were -greatly relieved, therefore, to find that the enemy had left the neighborhood. I t was not at all likely they would camp on the mountain so long as they were in the vicinity of the city, and their evident intention had bee n to dislarge the watch set on the mountain top to spy o.n their am sure they are intending to get away at fir s t opportunity, Bob, and for all the general does not want u s to keep watch on the mountain any longer, I am going to try and what I can learn by going into town .the firot thing in the morning." "Take me with you, Dick?" "I think it is better for me tio go alone, for I have that pass of Amaziah's ;nephew still in my possession, and I intend making good use of it. I can get in without wasting any time, and get out again as well." "Just as you think best, Dick, but you know I am always ready to share every danger with you." "You need not tell me that, Bob. I know it as well as you do." They had little difficulty in finding their animals at the call of the boys, the redcoats having not penetrated s o far within the recesses of the


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN mountain as to where the horses were grazing Dick had told Bob of Amaziah Hubbs' accusation, and the v had talkeq it over as they had ridden along. "I believe the man has made away with the girl in some way, and then to account fo r her disappearance has laid it on you," said Bob, indignantly. "I think he probably has, and I won't rest till we find the girl or learn what her fate is. I wouldn't trust that man. I don't believe he has a particle of conscience!" decla r ed Dick. "We may have to supply him with some," pli e d Bob. • "Conscience with a lot of is only fearing the consequenc e s of their wicked d eed-s, and we might be able to supply that k ind!" - • Di ck smiled, but made no reply, for just at tha t time they both had their hands full in tryi".g to d r ive their h orses before them back to their camp at Valley Forge. The y had not attempted t o bring back the whole for they afrai d t o a ttempt to dnve so m a n y ahead of them, a s they needed mo1e help. They r etur ned t o camp a bout midni ght, and were welcom e d b : 1 c k b y the boy s , thoug h they had been tol d not to expect the m back s oon, were nat urally a little anxi ou s con sidering the _proximity o f the enemy. D ick s n a t c h e d a f e w hours s le e p, and after l e a v ing orders for a number of the boys to go after the res t of the hors e s on Lone Mountain, he se t o u t on horseba ck for Philadelphia, not taking Major , how e ve r , a s he n ever cared to risk that fin e animal in the enemy's country. Bob rode a par t of the way with him, and then branche d off toward the mountain where he was to meet the b oys wh o had g o n e after the Provided with the pass of Nell's young admire r that t h e gir l had secured for him, Dick _ha d no trouble in passing the line s . He. was attir ed a s on the prev i ou s occasion, like . a young Quaker, a nd easily p a ssed as s uch, fo . r he was accustomed t o ihe "plain" language u se d by who belong to the Society o f Friends . Havmg made s uch an early start, and Pats y and Carl not time yet t o replenis h their lal'der, the nde m morning a i r made Dic k hun gry, s o the fir s t thmg h e d id was t o ride to an inn and orde r breakfast, putting up h i s hors e, with direc t i ons to have the animal's nee d s attended to, a s well. He was eating his meal w ith good appetite, k ee p"n g hi s eyes open and read y for any bit of informatio n m igh t fall his way, w h e n he s a w Amaziah Hubbs e n t e r the inn. Dick had not r emov e d his broa d-b r immed hat, which partly conceal e d hi s face, and hoped that Hubbs migh_t not niz e h i m, h aving no idea that he was m the ity Amazi a h als o o rdere d breakfast, and Dick w oi-i.dered where .he had s p ent the night, for he h ad the" appearance of having it in his clothes . Without ai;y.parently seemmg to do so, Dic k m a n aged to slip his chair a round s o that h is b ac k was toward the Quaker, who 11.ow ev er, see med to t a k e no notice of him. Dick w e n t on eating s l ow ly, trying to outsi t Amaziah, wh o he hoped w ould eat his breakfast qui ckly and d e part . H e w a s t aking a s much tim e as h e c ould , but it s eem e d to him tha t t h e Quaker was tryin g to o utsi t hi m , w h e n there was heard a commot i on i n t he yard of the inn. Amaz i a h jumpe d fro m his . seat and ran to the door, while Dick ran to a window that overlooked the yard. CHAPTER Xl.-A Ci:itical Time. The yard was full of redcoats , who seemed t o be giving orders to the stable hands . Suddenly Amaziah sprang out into the yard and began protesting volubly. The soldiers paid n o tion to him, and the Quaker ran down the midst of them and seized the bridle of his horse , which they seemed to be on the point of taking off. There was excite d talk between the Quake r and an officer, when the latter, taking out a note book, wrote something down and hand ed t h e pa per to Amaziah Hubbs. "They're req u isitioning the horses.!" e x claimed Dick to ims elf. H e did not go out and cla im his own, for he would have to prove his id entity, and he would have con siderable in doing that whil e he was u sing Amaziah's nephew's pass, and the uncle was in the yard to identify h is suppos ed n ephew. "They'll take the horse s, anywa y, " mutter ed D ick, g iving an o rder on the paymas t e r for com pensation, which it is doubtful will ever b e paid. "There's no use in my trying to save my. horse; inst ead, I think I might better be getting awa y.' ' He looke d about for s ome on e to r e c e i v e the money fo r his breakfast, but every on e see med to hav e de serte d the room fo r t h e y ard, and t h ere was no one in charge. He d i d not d are g o out without paying his score, l es t he b e purs u e d, and be made to answe r embarrassing ques+..ion s. "I mi g h t l a y the money down on the bar, but s ome o n e el s e might appropriate it, and then I w ou l d be n o bette r off than b e fore." H e h esita t e d a m oment, wondering w h a t he s h ould do when the inn-keeper returned and r e ceived Dick's m oney fo r his breakfast. A s Dick was a b out to depart, the inn-keeper ca ll e d after him: he1e, friend, the soldiers have t aken your horse, for which I cann o t be h el d respon s ible. The offic e r i s still out t here and y o u may get a r ec eipt for the animal. " "I thank thee, friend,. and w ill attend to t h e m atter. " "I'll go with you, for I don't w ant my place to g e t a bad name," replied the landlor d , going to the door with D ick, to the l atter's chagrin. The Britis h . officer was jus t r i ding off, w h e n the two appeared at the doo r . "Hi, ther e, come b ack!" c a lle d the host. "You haven't given this you n g man a receipt for hi s horse." By time a ll the animals that had been in the inn's stables h a d been r u n off, and the s o l di ers were w ell u p the roa d, the redo oat officer b eing a b out to follow. H e paused long enough to look b a ck and say: "It's too l ate now. He s houl d have b een more prompt. I don't know that w e haYe h i s h orse!" and he turned and rode off. "But I s a w you take him,'' c r i ed the landlord, runni n g after the officer . "You 'll give my inn a bad n a me , and I c:m't a ff o r d that!" "Neither can I h elp i t . I am acting under


THE LIBERTY BOYS ON L ONE MOUNTAIN 17 ortlers, and if there is any complaints they must be made at headquarters," and the officer put spurs to his horse and galloped off. The inn-keeper returned much crestfallen to Dick, who took the matter very philo s ophically, which he could very well afford to do, seeing that he had escaped a very embarrassing situation. "Thee has done thy best, landlord, and !T'o one can hold thee accountable for the action of the military. I shall make due complaint at the proper place for this outrage." Dick saw Amaziah Hubbs about to return to the room which he had left so hastily, and bidding the landlord a hasty good-morning, Dick slipped away without face to face with the Quaker. "That was a narrow escape," he muttered. "However, I know that the rascal is in town, and I will be on the watch for him." He walked about the town, and saw active preparations were going on for removal, wagons bei:ri.g packed, camp struck, and everywhere a scene of confusion. "They are about to get away," thought Dick, "and if I don't leav\! the city at once I am afraid I may not be able to leave it until they are on the march." He walked on, wondering if it would be safe for him to stop, not that he was thinking of his personal safety, but of getting the information to the commande r-in-chie f that the enemy were mak ing active preparations to evacuate the city, probably that very night. "I wish that Nell had not disappeared at this very time,'' he thought, "but so long as she has, and she has helped me out of difficulties, I don't see how I can fail in trying to help her. Besides, I doubt even if I do stop a few . moments it will make any difference in getting away :from t}).e city in time to notify the general." ' So deciding, he began walking briskly toward that part bf the city where Tobias Carpenter lived. "I am afraid I am doing a very unwise thing," he said again to himse lf, "but in a measure I feel responsible for Nell, as she was only doing as I asked her to do. Perhaps Amaziah will not come around Tobias'. house to-day. At any rate, I ought to be able to keep out of his sight." It was still early, and there seemed plenty of time for him to get back to Valley Forge before night, even if he stopped to see if he could learn anything about the girl who had so to be of service to the cause for which the patriots were s o bravely fighting. As he neared the outskirts of the city, he found the activity increasing instead of diminishing, and he became greatly interested in watching operations, for wagon loads were being hauled toward the river that consisted he was sure, of camp equipage, horses were puiling cannon, while donkeys and mules were brought into requisition, all bearing heavy packs. "H-u-m , I don't wonder the redcoats wanted to sell .all they coul d, if they have loaded themselves up lik e this. They will be all day getting across 1 h e \\"a t er. ;I'l:ley don't travel liight, cer tainly." Suddenly s ome one paused in-front of him, an.d he looked quickly to se e who or what blocked his way, when to his astonishment he saw the smiling face of Nell Thornton! "Nell!" he " exclaimed . "Captain Slater, what are you doing here at this time?" "Partly looking for you." "Looking for me? Why, you saw me, and I told you all I knew." ''Yes, but there has been lodged a charge with the general against me for your abduction!" "My abduction!" repeated. the girl, incredulously. . "It was said that you disappeared, and that l was the last one seen with you after sending for you to meet me in a lonely place." "And who made that ridiculous charge?" "Amaziah Hubbs." "Amaziah Hubbs! Why, he brought u s all into Philadelphia that same night, as he said the British were going to make an attack and he wanted to get us into a safe place." "The rascal!" excl aiine d Dick, indignantly. "Not being satisfied with trying to put me out of the way, he tried to smirch my cha1acter by saying I had kidnaped you." "Trying to put you out of the way?" repeated Nell, in a questioning tone. "What do you mean?" Then Dick told how he had been attacked, bound, put in the cellar, and left helpless, as Amaziah had supposed. "And he took u s away, and left you all alone in that hou se, bound. You might have starved -and no one would have kno wn." "Where is he now?" " H e and hi s wife are staying with a neighbor, as Tobias did no t have room for us all. But you O\lght not to be here. It is very unsafe, especially now, as they won't let any one out of -the town, unless h e is well known. How did you get in?" "I have the pass you gave me, and used that." "Oh, yes, I remember. Well, it may have brought you in, but I don't believe it will take you out." "I can try, at any rate." "See, there are soldiers coming now!" . The two drew to one side of the l"Oad to allow the redcoats to pass, when they saw Amaziah Hubbs r idin g with them. "Here's Amaziah now, captain I He will de nounce you at once sh ould he see you!" Dick look ed and saw the Quaker but a short distance away. He look e d around for a place to conceal himself, but they were standing in the open oad without a hiding-pl ace within reach. "Com e with me," said Nell , quickly. "Turn your back, and they will not notice you." Dick did as Nell bade him, and taking hi s arm, she walked off as if having a certain proprietorship in him. She l e d him t ow ard Tobias Carpenter' s hou se, saying : "You might better come in here for a while , for it will be safer fot y J U within doors until. these redcoats get by.",,. "Might not A m az iah t a ke it into his head to visit Tobias?" asked Dick. "It is very possible, but I will not let him see you if he doe s . He often sits in the summer-


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN house with Tobia s, and goes away without even coming to the house,'' she replied. They were at the gate by this time, and Nell led the way in. No one s eemed to be about, Nell explaining the absence of the hou sehold by saying that they had all gone over to a neighbor's house to look after a sick mother and baby. "I am left home in charge," she added, "and it's very lucky for you that such is the case." As they entered the house, they heard footsteps approaching,_ and, looking toward the road, saw Amaziah Hubbs just about to enter the irate. "Quick, come this way," whispered Nell. N ell led the way to, a cupboard, and h e had just time to hide therein when there came a knock at the door. Nell answered the knock, and appeared to be surprised to s ee the Quaker. "I thought thee was over at the other end of the town,'' s h e s aid. "So I was, but I don't have to stay there, do I?" he asked a little testily. "Has thee had any breakfast?" she asked. "Yes, lon1g alfo. I don't wait till near noon to break my fast! ' "Thee see m s out of temper," she remarked lightly. "I have good cause to be. I have lost a irood horse this morning, and have only a paper given me in return!" he grumbled. "Well , t hee made something by betraying the rebel, so thee needn't complain," Nell said, a little pertly . . "That's no excuse for robbing me, just the same. But the fellow got away, and I know thee had nothing to do with it this time!" he said with a snarl. "The doesn't think I would help a rebel, does thee?" she asked, as if indignant at such a thought. ,, . "I don't know what a s illy lass would do for a handsome lad," he replied. Nell tosse d her head, and then said: "Well, if thee has no need for me I will go about my morning's tasks." "Go on, I am going to take a nap," and to Dick's

THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN 19 in, shut the do _or, and was back in the kitchen before Amaziah got back to the kitchen. Nell was apparently all taken up in scouring her pots and pans, and returned a contemptuous sniff to Amaziah's declaration that some one was hidden in the house, and he was going to find out who it was. The young girl made no other answer and imposed no restraint on his searching through the house and in the cellar, not EWen when he opened the door through which she had takeii Dick but a few moments before. She shut her lips and nodded her head, and went to her work. It was still before noon when Dick had been shut up the cellar, and although he chafed against the delay, h e thought he still had time to get back to Valley Forge to notify the general, and he congratulated himself that he had so easily found Nell, and that she was unharmed in every way. It was perfectly dark in the place, and afte1 a while Dick began feeling around, but all he could feel were bare walls that seemed to be made of stone, thoroughly cemented, and into which he could make no impress ion even by the help of his jack-knife'. He tried to find the door, but could discover no signs of it, and had no means of making a light. He sighed and seated himself on the ground, trying to resign himself to wait"until Nell could get rid of the presence of Amaziah Hubbs , who seem ed to be coming across his path at the most inopportune moments, and causing him a great deal of trouble. He could hear the sounds of the military outside, and believing that Nell was waiting until they had all passed, he quieted himself, and not having had his usual quantity of slep these last few days, began dozing, and soon he was in a sound slumber. He woke with a start, feeling that he had been doing something wrong, and it was some little time before he remembered where h e was . H e coul d no t tell how long he had s lep t , but felt cramped and strained. "I must have been a s le e p for hours, " he thought, and then he aros e and began feeling hi s .vay around But he felt only the blank walls, and could not find sign of the door through which he had entered the underground chamber. It w a s absolutely dark, and sttain his eye s as he would, he could see nothing, and strain his ears a s he did, could no longer hear the sounds on the street. Again and again he went the rounds of the subterranean chamber, but without succ e ss, a.nd at length he resigned himself to waiting until he should be released, or, at least, he tried .to think that he had. In fact, howeve r , h e was trying to devise some means of e s c ape from his pri son, and he wondered if Nell had played him false, or if she herself were in som e 'pe r il, and could not help him. He sat on the ground with his b a ck propped agains t the wall and waited. He had absQ lu tel y no means of judging of the flight of and did not know whether the British had evacua t e d the city or not. "I s uppose the general will find out when th(y are actually ou t of the city," he though t , "but I wish I had ,bee n the one who h a d been able b tell him." Then h e thought of the b o y s , and won d e :ctl if they anxious about him, and tried to im-agine what they doing at that time. He •grew desperate at length, and tried to tear the wall away, but he might as well have tried to dig a tunnel with his jack-knife. "If I worked at it for months I might be able to make some impression," he muttered. Then he went carefully around the four walls aga n, feeling every inch up to as far as he coul reach above his head, and to his astonishment came to an open space. The door was openf. Had it been open all this time and he passed it by? Had some one opened it while he was asleep, and, if so, why had he not been awakened? There was no use to ask himself questions, he was too glad to get out. He found his way to the steps and groped his way up to the door, which readily yielded to his touch, and he found himself in an empty kitchen. It was dark, and he could tell that it was night, but how late he could not i.Ql agine, and he dared not try to make a light, for there was no fire on the kitchen hearth. He made his way out of the house, and saw the first streaks of gray appearing . . CHAPTER XIII.-Explanations. When Nell had thrust Dick into the underground chamber she had he.stily gone back to her work and tried to act as if nothing hap Whether Amaziah suspected her or not she could not tell, but he never let her out of his sight the rest of the day. The Carpenter household did not return, for they knew Nell would look after the house, and they were all needed elsewhere. Soon after his nap Amaziah demanded his dinner, and after that had b een eaten he took his pipe and sat by the kitchen door, instead of going out to the summer-house a s was hi s u sual cust,om w hen visiting the house'. Nell m a d e variou s excu ses to leave the room but Amaziah was always at her hE!els, and she dared not take any notice, apparentl y, for she was fraid of confi rming his s u s picion s , if s uch he had. She ''."anted to g e t Dick some food, although sh-:i was m no g r e a t haste to r eleas e him, for she thought he was safer where he was than in the mid s t of the enemy. Instead of the city quieting down nigh t it grew more liv e ly, and then nght after supper Amazi a h bid Ne l l put on her bonnet, a s he was going to lock up the hou s e and take her away. "We are going with the troops," he said, "for I don't care to be around here with the rebels, for they have a grudge against me." Amaziah went around carefully closing the house , as if for a Jong absence, and Nell thought then w ou l d be her opportunity to releas e the yo u n g c a p t ain, but on one excuse or another Ama required her presence, and it was not until th;c_y W Ere ready to leave the house that Amaz;ah we11t t o t h e living-room to see if the last window fastened, that Nell was able to dart down s t a irs, slip the secret lock and open the doo1'. Sh e in.;; c b lir,, , d to 0.o it so quickly and noiselessly t hat sh e could not call to Dick, and whether he had been aslee p at the time, or simp ly had not


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS ON LONE MOUNTAIN heard her, she never knew, even after she had explained how she came to leave him shut up so long in the underground room that Tobias Carpenter had built, in case the city was taken by the enemy, to hide his valuables. In that dark vault was a horde of wealth, that no one suspected the thrifty Quaker had acquired, which he had kept hidden, for he knew if the redcoats heard of his riches they would make demands on his purse that would considerably diminish hi s wealth to honor. When the British evacuated the city, the two Quakers, ' who had been actively aiding the redcoats with their knowledge and spying, conclud ed that they might better go away for a .-time , for they were afraid of the patriots' vengeance, and thus it was that when Dick was released from his imprisonment in the vault he found no one around, nor was there any one Ii ving there, when later he visited the house to learn something about Nell apd her reasons for keeping him shut up so long at that critical time. Wlien he got back to Valley Forge, however, that morning, he found that the general had already been informed of the departure of the British from Philadelphia. As soon as Washington learned of the movements of the enemy, he sent a party of light horse to harass their retreat, Dick and his company being allowed to follow at full speed at the young urgent entreaty. During the night some regiments over the commons had transported much of their stores and most of their artillery into Jersey, where they had throvlh up some works. Beside s the light horse, General W asl}ington detached a considerable number of troops under command of Major-General Lee to support General Maxwell's brigade of Continental troops already in New Jersey, and the militia under General s Dickins on and Hurd. These troops were intended to harass the enemy on their march through 'the State of Amboy, and retard them until Washington's main bod y cou ld come up. Several small skirmishes happened between the enemy and General Maxwell's troops, joined by militia, but without much execution on either side . The light horse company, which the Liberty Boys so on came up with, purs ued the en emy very clos e , da1ting down on t hem from both sides at once, harassing their flank s , impeding the progress of their long wago n train, and pre venting them from getting away as quickly as they had hoped to. The army was followed by a large number of refugees, many of whom were take n prisoners, and these Dick scanned to see if by chance he could see anything of eitl) the Hubbses or Carpenters, for he s u sp ected that they would not be seen in the vicinity for s om e time. He wanted to get word of Nell, and to know her reason for treating him as she had d on e, but he could neither hear nor see anything of either family. Tobia s did not even pause long enough to dig up hi s hidden hoard of gold and silver, for he trusted to the strength of his secret vault to keep . out the curious, should they chance to come upon the entrance, never dreaming that same secret door was flung wide open, and that any one who might go through t he door and down the steps from the kitchen would s ee it at once. However, he had taken the precaution to hide both plate and coin in recesses in the walls that were all stoned up, and which succl!ssfully resisted all di s covery, until years after when the owner returned to the house. After the memorable battle of Monmouth, when there was nothing immediate to claim the attention of Dick and his boys, he and Bob went back to the vicinity of Lone Mountain to see some friends they had made there during the long winter of1778. They inquired after Amaziah Hubbs and his family, and were told that he had not shown his face' in the neighborhood since the time of the evacuation of Philadelphia. They went to the house at the foot of Lone Mountain, but found it closed tightly, and with no signs of life any where around, all the livestock having also dis appeared. There were many stirring times afterward, and they were to o busy to think long of Nell, although they never forgot her nor the aid she had rendered Dick. But years after, when Dick and Nell were both married, he chanced to be in the city of Philadelphia and he reverted with interest to his experience in that town dur ing the flight for independence, and look ed for the house where he had spent so anxious a time. Other houses had been built around it, and it was some time before he could locate that one formerly o wned by Tobias Carpenter, it having so grealty improved in appearance. He rapped for admittance, the sound of the great knocke r bringing a beautiful child to the door. "Who lives here, little one?" he a s ked, kindly. "Pa and ma and me," was the enlightening reply. Dick laughed. "What's pa and ma and me's name?" he asked again. "Nell." Dick was stru ck by the coincidence . "Could I see At this moment a plump, pretty woman came into the hall. The young woman came forward and Dick had no difficulty in recognizingNeli Thornton of former days. "Nell!" he exclaimed, involuntarily. "The captain, I declare to goodness!!" She advanced and ,gave him her hand. "For pity sake s , captain! I am glad to s ee you! 'I never expected to again, and often won dered if you had come out of the war alive. Do come in!" Dick followed Nell into the same old pleasant living room, and there he remained talking over old times, dinner being announ ced before either was aware of the passage of time. Nell insisted on Dick's r emaining and meeting her husband, and then he was told of the things that had hap pened that spring when the British evacuated Valley Forge, and Dick came away, glad that he had see n his old friend, and the mystery of her action toward him explained. Later he told Bob about it, that young-man also being married by that the girls, the sisters of both, being as firm friends as before, and the two boy s as closely attached to each other as ever. " I told you it might all come out in time, Dick ," laughed Bob, "and you see that it has." Next week' s is s u e will contai n "THE LIB ERTY BOYS AND 'HORSESHOE JONES' or THE WORK OF A BACKWOODS SPY." ' '


THE LIBERTY BOY:S OF '76 2.1 CUR R ENT NEWS WATCHES CLEANED WITH BREAD At one of the largest watch factories in the world, fifty loaves of new bread are used up each working day for cleaning the delicate parts of watches. To PRINT A REAL NEWSPAPER AT SEA The Daily Mail has announced that beginning in February "an Atlantic edition" of that journal will be printed and published aboard the great Cunard liners running between England and New York and other North Atlantic ports. It will absor b the present daily bulletin issued by the Cunard company and will be edited aboard by experienc e d journalis ts. A special wireless service to it wiJI be sent from Britain and the United States giving the lates t news. A "STREET OF GOLD" Tourists s wi shing along the highway from Val ley, Wash., to Chewelah often stop to investigate shining particles in the surfacing of the I"Oadbed. This stretch of highway is the nearest approa ch to a stre

22 THE. LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 . Against The Trust -ORTHE YOUNG LUMBERMAN'S BATTLE By RALPH MORTON .. (A Serial Story.) CHAPTER XV.-(Continued). "What brings you out this way, you old go rilla?" asked Ben, talking his chum by the arm and leading the way towards the little house, to which he afterwards ordered the cookee to bring in what meals were needed. "Business, business, you old cannibal,''. replied Tom, affectionately squeezing Ben's arm. "For heaven's sake, what have you been doing to increase your muscles to such an extent, Ben?" "The general work in the woods does it, Tom." "Well,. you certainly hav e improved, and you were no weakling to commence with. Whil e we are eating I'll tell you what the important business is that has induced me to make a trip of several hundred miles to see you." They entered the little house, and Frank Norris was introduced to Ben's old baseball captain and chum. Be glanced towards the bunk where Rough Red lay, but the latter did not turn or make the least move, and our hero made up his mind that the fel low was sleeping. He was getting a lon g as well as could be expected, but of course was still unable to leave the house. Ben had been unremitting in his kindness to him, and although Rough Red had said nothing .about it, it was easy to see that he had been touched in hi s rough heart, for his eyes followed Ben around the hou se just the same as a dog gazes after his master. , -In came the cookee, bringing the steaming beans and bacon and coffee, with the beans smothered in molasses, and flanked by a small mountain of bread, and Tom, who discovered that he had a woodsman's appetite, ate as heartily as Ben or Norris . When he had ended the meal, Tom turned eagerly to his chum. "Ben," he said, "my father is the president of a company that has just got a charter from the Legislature to do a lost of different kinds of business in this s ection of the country. "Among other things that they can do and intend to do is to go into the making of wood pulp for paper, and they have got the mills near half done for that business, and it will employ all the spare labor around Spruceville when it starts in the spring. "I had happened to call on your mother when 1 was in the city, hoping to get a look at you, and she told me what had taken place and where you had gone, with the intention of learning the lumber bui s ness and.making the most of the tract of land that was the principal thing your father had not used up in his unforLunate speculations. "When I learned where the was located, I recalled that father's company was preparing to do business right in the same section of country, so I posted right off to the governor, told him what I knew, and got his name signed for the de livery of five million feet of logs at Spruceville in the springtime, to be paid for at the ruling market rate. What do you say to that, you old Rap pahannock?" "Why, it's great, Tom," said Ben. "That means a market close at hand for all we can produce, doe sn't it, Frank?" "Yes, five million feet is a nice contract for a small concern like us have in hand," slowly Frank Norris, "but it's not all gold that glitters, as the saying goes, and this is not all gold for us by a long sight. In the first place, Ben, you may be sure that so shrewd a man as Tennyso.n has noticed the work going on at Sprucev1lle, and knows what the mill is going up for, and also knows that the logs will be in demand early in the springtime for grinding into and as he controls the water that leads dow n to the sorting booms, and our logs would have to-'go along with his, you may be sure that not only will we have to pay all the tolls h e puts on us, but you can also be sure his logs will be brought to the mill first, and our stuff held back to the very last, even later than that of anybqdy else that happens to be mixed up with his drive." Tom had listened with some amazement. "I don't unde r stand this business very much " he said, "but I heard you talk about controllir{g the water. Doesn't the water belong to the State?" "So think," was the grim reply, "but we who live up here know that the waterways that bring logs down where they can be sold at a profit belong to the trust." "I see. And Tennyson represents the trust?" "Yes." ."And yet, if we could only land our logs there with our own water, as it is termed and our own would J?Ut u s right on our feet. It would pay everythmg off that we might owe for the winter operation, and give us enough money to start in for the next one on a much larger scale." There was a sudaen movement on the couch and Rough Red turned s o that he could look at Ben. "Want anything, Red?" asked Ben, in his kindly way. "Yes, I want to be s ure that I am hearing ;.ight," was the prompt reply of the injured man. If you h a d your own water and drive and could get your logs in first, it would be a big start for y ou, do you say?" "Yes , Red," rather sadly said Ben "I think it would mak!! me rich." ' "Then,'' vehemently asserted Rough Red "you shall have it." ' Ben and Norris could only stare in wonder at Rough Red, while Tom West, who had not been aware of the presence of the man until he spoke looked wonderingly from one to the other. ' Ben and his partner were so much astonished that they could not find any words at the moment and Norris finally touched his forehead in a sig: nificant way and nadded to wards the ex-foreman. (To be continued.)


THE LIBERTY ... BOYS OF '76 23 GOOD READING HOW ARRESTS IN SWEDEN ARE MADE In Sweden, unless the person wanted by the police i s a desperate criminal, his arrest is u s ually deferred until night in order that he shall be spared the ignominy of being marched captive through the streets before the gaze of the public. KILLS JAMAICA BAY SHARK A 300-pound shark was caught in Jamaica Bay near lower Fishkill iecently by G eorge Groth of that place . For s ome time fishermen have suspected the presence of sharks in the vicinity and Groth set out to determine the truth. As bait he u s e d weakfish on a hook fastened b y a chain to a line of sash cord. Presently a shark took the bait. Then ensued a contest of threequarters of an hour between fisherman and fish . At the end of that time the exhausted shark was pulled alongside the launch, shot and s tabbed. Earlier in the day a shar k was see n by John Schaeffer of Canarsie landing, while fishing in Jamaica Bay. WOMAN STARVES TO DEATH Hilda Coe, forty, was found dead of starvation, and her sister, Mona Coe, thirty-seven, in a weakened and pos s ibly critical condition . watching by the body at their h o m e in a select residential di s trict Carthage, M:o. The elder sister had b ee n deact' mor.e than twenty-four hours, according to Dr. H . Laforce, physician for Jasper County. Neighbors asserted that the .s isters apparently had nothing to eat for several we eks but leaves and berries gathered at the roadside. Attempts to relieve their distress , neighbors declared, ,were rebuffed . The sisters inherited what was said to have been a considerable estate from their father, a retired farmer. Gradually, the neighbors s ay, their property was sold as the . s isters needed money. With increasing poverty, the women shunned acquaintances and gradually b ecame recluses. LARGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE TO BE BUILT The world marveled when famous old Brooklyn Bridge was built. Many s cientific construction engineers said it couldn't be done and that the bridge wouldn't stand the strain. It )las stood for over 40 years, and si nce its construction other larger and more wonderful bridges have been built but the mind of the public still holds old Brooklyn Bridge in a place of reverence. It is one of the landmarks of New York, and every visitor, before h e leaves, must see the bridge or go back to his hom e in Ohio or Indiana or Kentucky and admit that he has failed to see one of the sights of New Y ork--or of the whole country, for that matter. The position of Brooklyn Bridge in the minds of popular fancy is s ecure, for it was the first of its kind. But in the list of remarkable engineering feats the old bridge lwi long ceased to hold its position at the top. Greater briclge s have been built and these greater ones have be en surpassed by s till greater ones. At present the William sburg Bridge across the East River in New York City has the longe s t center span of any suspension bridge in the world, but it wj!l so on give up its supremacy and go down into the list of also rans. The Bear Mountain-Hudson River bridge whi ch is being constructed near Peeks kill, N. Y., will hold sway as the greatest-for a time. This new structure which will be opened about April, 1925, will have a center span of 1,632 feet-32 feet longer than that of the Williamsburg Bridge. Its towers will rise to a height of 360 feet, while the height of the bridge 'span will be 155 feet-20 feet higher than any of the bridges in New York City. The rapid growth o f the population of New York and the automobile industry have raised a crying demand for roads to cool country regions in the summer, and the problem of supplying adequate road facilities for the thousands of machines has be e n a difficult one. Ferries cross ing the Huds on River into New Jersey have been unable to take care of the crowds and the need of a bridge has long been felt. The location of the bridge was decided upon because of the narrowness of the river at that point and because the natural cliff s of rock will provide ample support for the weight of the structure. "Mystery Magazine" SEMI-MONTHLY 10 CENTS A COPY J,ATES T ISSUES 129 TRF. Dl•}TECT!VE Al\D THE LAW, l>y Freder1clr F. Rhue:v . J30 'l'H!U HAND IN '!'HE DARK. hy Chas. F. Oursler J31 THE 'l'RATT, OF 'HE ROGUE, l>y George Bron: son-Howord. 1 32 THB WO:\IAN FROM KOWIJF:RE, h:r Jack Bech dolt. 1 33 'l'HE 'l'TME DE'l'ECTJVE. hy Fr1mk Bllirhton J:l .t THF. WHTRPlrnTNO-R00:\1. l>y Beulah Poynter rn;; O NF. l'I flE MJ!';RING. by I". Oursler. • rnR 1;IIJU no\>;f, OF'_ 'l'HF. DA11!NED , .h:v Joe Burke. 1 RF. C'ONRT MINO DF.A'l'H. bv Gilbert Hammond 1:18 J\fRR P"RANF.'R .TTC,WBLS. h.v Rentrlce S . Luisi. • 13!) TRF. TIRAR R VOTCF., h)' Jnck Jlechdolt. 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THE. LIBERTY BOYS OF ' 76 INTER.ESTING RADIO NEWS AND HINTS Cockaday Four Circuit Amplifier and Receiver Well, boys, this week we are going to " give you oirections for building a radio that will make you the envy of all your friends. It's a wonder-one of the kind you can't buy ready-made, so if you want one, you'll have to get the parts and construct it yours elf. Any boy who is handy with a few tools can easily make this circuit, and have all kinds of fun with it. And when it's fin ished you'll have a radio that will do almost everything one of th9se high-priced ones will do. It i's loud and clear, has very little rasping, no squealing, and produces voices and mus ic so distinctly that you would imagine they were right in the room with you. Not only that, but it picks up D. X., which means distant broadcasting stations . It i s one of those all-around u seful machines without any fancy frills that does all you ask of it, as obedien t as a good boy . What more can you ask? I made one, and it certainly works fine . In spite of the fact that I've built lots of other kinds, this one is my favorite so far. But they are getting out new receivers all the time, so I may strike a better one s ome day. Anyhow, screw-driver, a pair of pliers, and some sand paper. If you buy the panel ready-made and drilled and the baseboard, too, all you'll need is the screw-driver and pliers. The first thing to do is to drill the pane l according to where the in strument screws and shafts go through it. But it i s best not to do this until you have the condensers and rheostats and jacks so you can se e the size and location of the holes you must make for them. This four-circuit amplifier and receiver, shown in the diagram above, costs very little. As can be seen, it is a combined receiver and amplifier, every P

THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 25 tween the switch and the G terminal of the third The best way to s ee how short you can make With th!! little table in place the condenser your wiring is to place all the instruments on the is hidden under it. baseboard and.mark the panel location of the in-This switch is a refinement of the set. If the struments it holds. Keep the transformers 'at signals are foo loud or "scratchy" the fone can least two inches apart. The battery aerial and be reduced and scratching removed by moving ground binding posts are placed at_ the extreme the switch arm from the center point to the left. edge of the baseboard, and if you enclose the set By moving it to the right the sound i s reduced in a cabinet you can bore holes in the back board still more. and bring the battery wires through to the dou-You will also notice that the 4 meg grid leak ble binding posts. This keeps ugly wires and and the 00025 condenser are nwunted separate'. unsightly binding posts away from the front of The leak rack has a small binding post at each the panel. . end for the wiring connections. A U. C. 200 tube 1s used as a detector and two The 00025 condenser had one eyelet secured to U. V. 201 A are the The detector tube the G terminal of the detector tube and bends rheostat has a vernier attachment by means of straight up, a wire connected to it ta'.pping in on which fine adjust!Ilent. can be a11:d this a wire to the 17-plate condenser. The transform-controls the_ magmficat10n of the mcommg signals. ers. are placed one with the primary (Marked P) The result that a tremendous volume of sound facmg the side and the primary of the other can be obtamed on a loud speaker.. If phones facing the A wire connects the positive plug into the double jack as the single (x) of the A battery and the negative (--:-) of Jack 1s meant for the horn. ' the B 22%-volt battery. . This receiver doe s not work on a loop, as it The Cockaday coil stands between the two va-has no radio frequency amplification, but in sumriabJe condensers with its small coil pressing !Iler it splendid results on a)Jout 30 feet. of agamst the panel. A s the 7 switch points are mdoor aerial around the picture mo-qldmg below the small coil, the leads from it can be of a room. It p1cks up local broadcasting powermade very short when going to the ends of the fully and distant stations can be brought in unswitch points. You will notice a v-shaped mark on der favorable conditions. There is a certain tlie big coil drawing. That means, a piece of bus af!lO?nt of body cal?acity, but this can mostly be bar with a spaghetti covering. One end of it is ehmmated by shieldmg the back of the panel w ith soldered to the end of the first switch point be-the copper tissue and grounding it with the wire hind the coil, and the busbar is brought out, at:tached to the ground post. The end of this around the smallest winding on the coil, making wire must be soldered to the copper tissue after one loop. The other end is then fastened to the the shielding is in place. "' aerial binding po"st. In order to make this and To tune the receiver the switch is placed oil the small coil connections, it is necessary to de-the first contact point, and the di a l of the right tach the large coil from the small one. They are hand condenser is turned until a signal i s picked merely held together with a piece of bolted brass. up. The detector rheostat is next adjusted, then When the swilch connection s are soldered, the the dial of the left-hand condenser is rotated to large coil is connected to the small coil again with clear up the signal. a screw bolt. The dotted line shows the busbar Do not burn lamps to their full capacity, as going around the bi g coil. too much heat short ens their lives. Great care must be exercised when winding the When the receiver is finished the three-point -instruments together to avoi d running any two switch, 002 cond enser, three-lamp s ocket s , two wires side by side for any distance. Bend your transformers, grid leak, Cockaday coil and bindwiring at neat angles and after bending cover ing posts are all secured to the base board. wires with spaghetti, as bending them when covThe panel carries thp two j ac ks, three rheo ered breaks the spaghetti. Use as little flux as stats, two variable condensers, and the switch possible ' when soldering. Use pastes, as acids cora:p.d switch points . The long es t wire, fastened rode the joints and see that your soldering iron to the end switch point in front of the A battery is good and hot. posts, runs under the jacks and rheostats and is The set is wired up just as you see it in the in on the ground wire running from the diagram. Fold the diagram its full then switch to the ground post. You will notice that lay the lamp sectio n in fiat, and hold the rheo-there are six connections to this wire and i t serves stat section upright and you will see how it will to shorten the le a d s to the ground and the A lo ok when finished. of the filament battery. You see, the l ess wire This set requires a six-volt battery for the filayou use the bette' r the set will work. That's why ment of the lamps and a 45-and a 22%-volt B you must strive to make very short and direc t batteries for the circuit. leads from one instrument to the other. The jacks can be placed low down on the panel You need not solder the wires to the lamps or. so they will be within. half an inch of the base-to any of the instruments if you solder copper 1 board, and the rheostats too nee d not be higher eyelets to the ends of each wire. The screws or than two inche s from the bottom. The Cockaday nuts on the instruments can be tightened down coil has brass clips, to fasten it with screws to on them to make plenty contact. Ready-m ade cabthe b a s eboard, and the variable condensers am inets can b e bought for this size radio, but if about 3'h inches up from the base of the panel. you prefer to make one , use hardwood and var You can put your switch and points near the nish the in-and outside s o it will not warp, as bottom cf the panel too, but can best judge the bare wood absorbs moi sture and moi sture makes right spot when you hold the coil in its position to see how it will connect with the points. (Continued on next page)


26 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF ' 'lb NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 7, 1923 ----TERMS TO SUBSCRIBERS Slnarte Copies ... .......•••..•• Po1t .. are Free Copy Three l\tonths..... •• •• ne Copy Six J\1onths ..•••••• One Copy One Year.......... . 0 Canada, $4.00; Foreign, $4.50. 7 "Cents 110 Cenu $1.7il 3.50 HOW '.l' O SEND MONE}'. -At our risk send P. o. Money Order, Check or l:(egistered Letter; remittances In any other way are at your risk. We accept Post11ge Stamps the same as cash. Wilen sending sliver wrap the Coin In a separate piece of paper to avoid cutting the envelope. Write your nam" unu address plainly. Address letters to Harry E. \Volft', Pres. qunles E. Nylander, Sec. L. t'. Wllzln, 'l're:u. }HARRY E. WOLFF, Publisher, Inc., 166 W. St., N. 'Y. COCKADA Y FOUR CIRCUIT AMPLI FIER AND RECEIVER (Cont inued from page 25) your electrical instruments leak off the faint cur rent they carry. If you have room for an outside aerial use it as that sort of ael'.ial gives the best results of all. You will need from 80 to 100 feet of wire, preferably in one piece, and the lead in wire is fastened two or three feet from the nearest end. If you can't use your roof run the aerial from an upper window to your backyard fence and it will work almost as well as one fifty feet in the air. One end must be about 30 feet above the ground, and the lower end must be no lower than s ix or eight feet from the earth. If. very high amplification is wanted use 90 to 100 volts in the B battery circuit. Our next number is going to contain a working plan and a detailed description of how to that latest radio wonder, a Neutrodyne receiver. ITEMS OF INTEREST CHICAGO EATS MOST PIE The National Ass.ociation of Master Pie Bak ers says that Chicago is the &"reatest pie-eati?g city in the United States. Residents of. that city daily consume an average of 75,000 pies; New York stands second. About 60,000 pies are downed there daily. Philadelphia comes third with 50,000. Fourth place goes to Los Angeles, where 40,000 pies are consumed daily, and Bos ton is a close rival. FIRST ADDING MACHINES The first adding machine, purely, was invented in 1642 . by Blaise Pascal, the great French math ematician and physicist. The first adding ma chine, modified to facilitate multiplication was invented in 1671 by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, the noted German philosopher and mathematician. The first two of the multiplicati. on machines were invented by Leon Bolle in 1888 and by Steiger in 1894. The number of machine s of thes e three types is remarkable, and machines are being improved and new ones being invented. There are at present over 80 di stinct machines of these _ types. CHANGING THE STARS AND STRIPES "Old Glory" is to be changed. Science and art have tested the old flag and have decided that it is too long for its width. It is to be trimmed one inch for every eight inches in length. This makes it about the same size as the one that was carried by Yankee troops in the American It is the fir s t change made in the flag since Arizona and New Mexico were admitted to the Union more than a decade ago. Tests by art ex perts and Government officials have been made on flagstaffs of various heights. The starry field of blue and the seven red and six white stripes have not been changed though. Except for the additional stars it is the same emblem honored by the nation since the days of Washington. What is thought to be the largest correct flag in the country is at the Post Office in Washington, D. C. This hangs from the roof of the inner square mid spreads over six stories. The length is 70 feet 4 inches and it is 37 fa.t wide. .. .... .. LAUGHS "I enjoy your wife's playing. She has such a delicate touch." "Yes, she gets that from prac tising on me." "Do you think a woman should get tne wages of a man?" "It depends on whether she is mar ried to him or not." "John, ever since we've been married you've never seemed the same. What did I ever do to you?", "You married me." "You ask my hand in marriage. Aren't you rather ambitious?" "Yes, but I always did strive for big things." From that moment his case was hopeless. "What are the most important islands on the globe?" asked the geography teacher. And with out hesitation the boy from New York answered "Ellis, Manhattan and Coney." "Johnny," the teacher asked, "can you tell me anything about Christopher Columbus?" "He disAmerica." "Yes. What else did he do?" I s pose he went home and lectured about it." Little Willie-Oh, Uncle George, did you bring your horn? Uncle G eorge-My horn? Why I have no horn. Little Willie-Then I wonder what papa meant when he said you were off on a toot last week. -Little Tommy had spent his first day at school. "What did you learn?" he was asked on his re turn home. "Didn't learn nothin'." "Well what did you do?" "Didn't do nothin'. A ..;.,oman wanted to know how to s pell 'cat,' and I told he"'"


THE. LIBERTY BOYS O F '7 6 INTERESTING NEWS ARTICL ES 2 7 ANT IS A HARD WORKER One afternoon I found an ant dragging a dead It was m aking wonderful progress, cons1dermg the size of its burden and the obstacles in its path, for the ground was a jungle o f ?hort grass and twigs, writes A. D. DuBois m Natu re Magazine of Washington. The ant's rate of progress-timed with a watch-was five in five minutes , or an average of one foot per mrnute. I captured the ant and took it and its booty to the laboratory. The weight of the ant was .0023 gram, the weight of the bumblebee was .0304 gram. Hense the bumblebee weighed 13.2 times as much as ant. Can. you imagine a 150pound man dragging the carcass of a 2,000pound beast through the underbrush? If a draft horse weighing 1,500 pounds were relatively as strong as an ant it would be able' to drag 19,800 pounds dea

.. !S THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 HERE AND THERE A CONCRETE SPEEDWAY There is a concrete speedway on a roof in Turin, Italy. The track is nearly three fourths of a mile around, 78 feet wide, with two stiaight stretches united by curves 2 feet high. A concrete wall, 5 feet at the stretche s and 10 .feet at the banks, guards against a sudden de scent from the roof. All the plant's cars are tested on this roof . MAKING STOVEPIPES WORK How to make a stovepip e more useful has been solv ed 1by an Eastern inventor, w ho has devised a metal band to fit around the pipe. Wire hold ers are mounted on a ring fastened to the pipe . From these may be hung utensils, fabrics or articles of clothing which are to be dried. Several bands may be fitted to the same pipe to act as plate warmers or merely as shelves . They are within convenient reach of the busy cook and may serve to hold food removed from the stove . ONE OF THE YOUNGSTERS "Play as you enter" is the welc om e sign on the side s of the "J ollytown" trolley cars in Baltimore , Md., where the traction company has set aside several cars for the children t o play in. They are complete in every detail except that the power is turned off and they are anchored to the ground. Instead of the usual advertising cards, Mother Goose rhymes and pictures are displayed along the sides. Clanging gongs and the loud calling of imaginary and unheard-of street names afford noi s y proof of the popularity of the play cars as the crews take them along fancied routes. PERU HAS STRANGE PEOPLE Peru has within her borders a bewildering variety of races. There are the white people of Spanis h descent, the mestizos (half Spanish, half native) and the Indians. The Indians themselves are of two races-thos e of the m ountains and those of the forests. The highlands are the descendants of the ancient people of the Incas . Both lowlanders and highlanders are treated as beasts of burden by the other clas s es. So accustomed are they to being cheated that when an English traveler recently exploring the Andes paid his porters without a grumble or a deduction they congratulated themselves upon the fact that the "Ingles" had paid up in full. TAKING SOUNDINGS BY LIGHT BEAMS A London despatch states that the lates t nautical invention now in use on a Newcastle pilot boat i s a m achine which throws a beam of light to the sea bottom, allowing the depth of the water b elow the ship to be gauged.. The searchlight is worked through a hole in the lower part o f the ship, while an observation window js placed throul!:h which the beam of liJ?ht may be seen . . A mirror is set at the end of a long ob servation tube running vertically through the ship to the bridge. By working a handle an of can take any angle on the projected beam and py a si mple calculation measure the depth of the water below. WONDERFUL STONES Probably the largest stones ever u sed in any building are seen in the western wall of the great temple of Beelbek in Syria, and the problem is still unsolved as to the methods u s ed in conveying them from the quarri es and of placing them in position. The quarries from which these blocks were undoubtedly cut can be seen about a half mile. to the southwest of the temple. The three stones lie horizontally and form part of the outer wall .of the building. They are not on the lowest part of the masonry, but are 23 feet abov e ihe first row of stones. Each stone is over 60 feet long, 13 feet high and 10 feet thick. The most wonderful block of all still lies in the quarries for something must have occurred to stop the work of separating it completely from the rock, and the great stone has lain there for centuries awaiting completion. This stone is 70 feet long, 14 feet high and 1 3 feet thick. The three sides and part of the fourth have been beautifully chiseled and are smo oth and even.


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