The Liberty Boys' jubilee; or, A great day for the great cause

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The Liberty Boys' jubilee; or, A great day for the great cause
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THE UBERTY ''" A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. /,, ,11cd ll'cekly-By S11bscriptio1' $2.50 per year Hntered 11. Class Mati e r at Ifie New Yorl: l 'ost Office, 1''ebruary 4, 190 1 by Frank ToU&ey. No. 11l NEW YORK, FEBRUAUY 1903. Priee 5 Cents. .At the close of the banquet Dick Slater made a epeech which .abounded in patriotic .utterances, .and the "Liberty lsoya'' and the beautiful maidens applauded him enthusiastically.


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THE LIBERTY BOYS ,QF -76. A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the Aftierican Revolution. I ssued Weekly-By Subscripti(}fl, $2.50 per year. Entered as Second Class Matter at the Xcw York. N. Y., Post Offi ce, Februa111 1901. Entered according to Act of Con.q1c8s. in t11e year 190;{. i1t the office of the Libmria1' 111. of Congress, Washington, D C by Franl '.l'o11sc11, 24 Union Sq11a1e, New York. NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 13, 190. Price 5 Cent s CHAPTER I. fin

THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. fleeting glimpse. Then the door was pulled shut again, .and aH was silence. The act was so unexpected and mysterious that the two were startled and surprised into !action for a few seconds,

THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. 3 The o rde r ly haste n ed away, and presently he came back, and p a u sing at t h e p a r t i ally open door, said: "A gentlema n to see y o u, General Howe "What is his n a m e ? "Dick Slate r si r." "Ah, I beg you to excuse me," said General Howe s ud denly b e coming conscious of the fact that he had offered the stranger no greeting, "but the name give n by m y or derly, as being you rs, was such a surprise to m e that I forgot myself. May I ask if you are the r eal, g enuine Dick S l ater, t h e captai n o f the company of y ou ths known as 'Th e Li b e r ty Boys of '' i 6' ? C H A PTER II. DIC K SLATER'S ARRIVAL "My name i s Di c k Sl ate r si r and I a m the captain of the youths known as 'The L i b e r ty Boys of '76,' was the reply. "I am glad to know you, Captai n Slater," said the genGeneral Howe started and uttered an exclamatio n eral, and stepping for ward he grasped the youth's hand D ick Slater did you say, James?" he a s ked, an eage r aud shook it heartily. look on his face Then he indicated his brother officer. "Y E:s, sir." "Captain Slater, allow me to make you acquainted w ith "J1ne, I wonder if it can be the r e al Dick Slater who Captain Monroe." has done such great work in the North with his company "Glad to make your acquaintance, General Howe ; an d of young men known as 'The Liberty Boys of 76' !" he yours, Captain Monroe," said Dick heartily s :iid looking inquiringly at Captain Monro e "And I am glad to make your acquain t an c e "If such should prove to be the case, and he has his Captain Slater!" said Monroe. "I have heard much r e men with lum, he would be the fellow to put on the trail garding you and y our 'Liberty Boys,' and have o ft en of Black Bob and his desperate gang," said the captain. wis h e d that the commander-in-chief might see fit to sen d 'rhe general nodded. you down in the s e parts." "Y ;u are right," he agreed "But perhaps, even if it "'Vell, your wish has been gratified captain, was t h e i 3 he, he may be alone smiling reply. "You mean that he may have simply come down here as "Do you mean lo 1 say that your company of 'Liberty lhc bearer of despatches, o r something of that sort?" Boys' is with you, Captain Slater?" exclaimed the gen e ral. "Yes." "Yes, General Howe." "Perliaps not; he may have his men with him." "Good! How fortunate!" "The quickest and bes t way to find out i s by asking him. "General Washington has received word from d own J:,rne!', show the gentleman in." h ere seve ral times in the last two or three month s,'' ex-The orderly withdrew, and returned a f e w minutes late r plained Dick, "and he heard so much about the lawles s n e s s and ushered a young man of perhaps nineteen years into of the Torie s and gu e rrillas of G'eorgia that he decided to the room, with the anno un cement : send myself and Liberty Boys' here, in the hope tha t w e "Dick Slater, sir." might be able to do something to put a stop to the outGeneral Howe and Captain Monroe looked the newcomer rages whi c h are being perpetrated again s t the pat ri o b in over with interest. these parts." They had heard many stories of the wonderful work of "I am only too glad }'OU have come, Captain Slater ," the company of }'Ouths .b.."Ilown as "The Lib e rty Boys of s aid the g e n e ral. "I have trie d to s trike the Torie s a blow '76,'' and of th e s till more wond e rful work that Dick that would di s courage them, but have failed in eac h a nd Slater, their c ommander, had done as a scout and spy, and e v e ry instance. You see, my men are s oldiers, and .do not th e y were eager to see if this young man came up to their understand the work of getting around through the timber iue a of what Dick Slater would look like. and swamps with sil ence and celerity and the Tory b an ds They saw in the newcomer a handsome, manly-looking do, and th e y have a big advanta g e on that account. young fellow of nineteen or twenty years, with long, slight "I can understand that, general; and that is why we ly curling hair, gray b lue eyes, firm chin, and a complexio n were sent here. Myself and 'Liberty Boys' are all skilled bronzed by exposure to almost the hue of that of an In-in woodcraft, and without boasting I think I can say that dian. There was something so masterful in the stranger's we feel sure we can beat the Tories and guerrillas at their looks that the two were impressed, and they to them I own game." selves that the newcomer was all they would have expected "I hope you may be able to do so," said the general, but to see in the famous Dick Slater. there was such a peculiar intonation to his voice that Without seeming to do so the youth, while the two were Dick noticed it, and said at once to himself that the taking a mental inventory of him, was quietly taking in speaker had his doubts regarding the matter everything in the room, even to the looks of the two offi"You hope we may be able to do so; but you have fears cers themselves, and his survey, while seemingly only a that we may fail, sir?" remarked Dick. c areless glancing about, was much more careful and effec-"That is it, exactly, Captain Slater. But have a seat. tive than theirs was. We can be comfortable while we talk."


r 4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. The three seated themselves, and then as the result of an afterthought the general called to the orderly : "James." The man appeared a few moments later. "Take up your stand in the hall. Patrol it from one end to the other until further orders." "Yes, sir." "Keep a sharp lookout for anr, person who may make an attempt to enter." "Yes, sir Then the ord e rly went out in the hall, clos ing the door b ehind him; then his measured tread was heard as he s lowly march e d back and forth the length of the hall. Meanwhile Di c k had looked wonderingly and question ingly at the g ene r a l, and when th e door closed b e hind the o rderly he said: "What doe s that mean?" "What, Captain Slater?" Why, your placing ypur ord e rly on guard in the hall, in your own headquarter s Sure ly you do not fear anybody entering?" "Someon e d i d enter, Captain Slater; some unknown person enter e d this building, l.n a manner at present un k nown to u s and he even had the audacity to open the door there and toss a block of wood into the room. Around th e block of wood was wrapped this sheet of pa per," handing the paper to Dick. "Read what is written there, and it will give you some idea regarding the tas l which you will have on your hands if you are to succeed in breaking up the work of the Tory band s in this part of th e country." The youth took the paper and read what was written on it. T hen he look e d up, anp asked quietly: "Who is thi s fellow, 'Black Bob,' as he signs himself?" "He is th e lea der of one of the most desperate and dange rous bands of m e n that ever terrorized a community, C aptain Slater. "Indeed?" Yes." How m any me n a r e the r e in his band?" "It i s s a id tha t th e re must be at least two hundred." T h e yout h ga v e utterance to a whistle of surprise. "Phe w! A r eg ular little army!" he exclaimed. "Do y o u think lie r e all y has that many men?" "Judging b) w hat h e has accomplished, and the manner in w hi c h h e has b idd e n d e fianc e to my men, whom I have s e n t out a f t e r h im from time to time, he must have that ma ny, I should say." "And the y are all dangerous, des perate men, eh?" Yes; indeed. such a terrible reputation have they won t h at they a rc k nown far and wide as 'Dobson's Destroy e rs. I "Ah! 'l'llen i s tl1is fellow Black Bob, nam e d Dob son?" ''Yes, Rober t Dobson." bi s force has committed many depredations a m o ng the patriots in this part of the country?" I "Yes, indeed! Why, a reign of teITor is on, and the triots are living in constant fear of their lives." "Too bad! Well, I am glad we have got here, and t there is work for us to do.' J "There is no doubt regarding that part of it, Capta Slater," said Captain Monroe. "There is certainly wo for you to do, and plenty of it." Dick looked at the s heet of paper, and once again re th e inscription on it. "That was a very bold thing for Black Bob to do," s a Dick. "I m e an, the ent ering o f your hou s e and throw i thi s note in upon you. " Yes, indeed; but i t i s j u st lik e him. "How d i d he mana ge to g e t in, do you suppose?" "Do yon think it w as Black Bob him s elf who did tha t a s k e d the g e n e ral in surprise. "It is not i mprobable si r. But, whether it was or n somebody did i t, and h o w cli d that someon e g e t into yo house?" "Tht i s a m y s t ery, Captain Sla ter. " H ave you mad e a n exami na tion to discove1; how it w done?" "Ja m es did s o " _.\.h, that i s y o ur ord e rl ) : ?' "Ye s "And he did not l e arn bow ihe entry was mad e ?" "No." "That is s trange." "It is indeed a very myst e rious affair." 'I should think you would be afraid to remain here, ge cral. You are likely to be spied on at any time, and ju when you least wish it." "That is true; but I will ha rn a soldier on guard in t hall constantly, both night ancl day, from now on, and clont think any on e will be able to enter and overhear an thing that will be to our d etriment; and he may even b captured, if he makes the attempt." T f ue; that-is a g o o d ide a t o have a man on guard con s iantly "I think so. " Well, g e neral i f yo u will assign m y 'Libert y Boys t quart e rs w e will go the r e at once, and then as soon as w ha v e got settle d I will r eturn and talk this matter ove "'i t h you thoroughly, and ii e cid e up01i som e course o a ct ion "Very w ell; Captain Monroe, you g o with Mr. Slater a nd show him where hi s 'Liberty Boys' may :find quarters.' "Very well, general. Follow me, Captain Slater." The two saluted the commanding officer and withdrew Dick having :firs t h a nded Gen eral Howe a larg e packet whi c h had been s ent b y Gen e ral Washington. CHAPTER III. DICK MAKES A DISCOVERY. Captain Monroe went with Dick to where the "Liberty Boys" were, and found them waiting patiently, surrounded


'I'HE LlBEH'I'Y BOYS' JUBILEE. 5 by a crowd of patriot soldiers and citizens of Savannah, asking and answering questions. "This is Captain Monroe, boys," said Dick. "I{e will 5how us where we are to be quartered while in Savannah." The captain bowed to the youths. and then said: "This way, g entlemen!' He led the way, Dick and his comrades, of whom there were one hundred, following closely. Each youth led a horse, and the animals were in the main fine-looking. The captain showed them the house where they would find quarters and then said: "You will find a long stable and s hed combined back of the house, fronting on the alley. It will hold the horses, I think." 'Thank y o u," s aid Dick. "We will g e t along all right no w." ' V e ry good." The n the captain took his departure. The youths l e d their horses around into the alley, and to the stable; this was found to be sufficiently large to hold all the horses, and when the animals had been attend ed 'to, the youths went back around to the front of the house and entered. They found it a good-sized, \\'ell-furnished place, and rncant so far a s tenants was concerned. "We ll, this is goiRg to be solid comfort," said Bob Estabrook, who \raS Dick's right-hand man, and a lifelong friend comrade. "I wonder where the owners of the place are?" remarked Mark Morrison. "Likely

6 'I'HE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. fortable, while I go back to headquarters and have another they went down into the cellar, and made an exam inatio talk with General Howe." there. "All right, Dick." The youth left the house, and was soon back at head quarters. When they hane is the cook and housework the matter out in his own way. keeper, another is her husband, and the third is irheir "I won't handicap you by giving you any instructions daughter, a girl of seventeen or eighteen." or orders," the general said. "General Washington says "Humph! I should not expect to find either of the in his letter to me that he has absolute confidence in you, three to be the guilty person." and that is sufficient for me. I shall let you do this work James shuffled uneasily, and eyed Dick inquiringly. in your own manner." "Surely you don't-don't--" "Thank you," said Dick. "And I believe that is the "But I do, James," said Dick, quietly. "I am confident best thing to do, too. If this matter is put through to a that you are the guilty person, and have suspected it all f along." success ul issue it must be gone at in a very careful way. We shall have to meet cunning with cunning, and shall "Take that!" cried the orderly, and he struck at Dick, have to employ the same tactics against them that they viciously. have been in the habit of employing." "So you will." "How will you go about it, Captain Slater?" asked Cap tain Mo:aroe. "Well, I haven't fully decided as yet," was th e reply. "I I shall have to give the matter considerable thought." I CHAPTER IV. A FIERCE STRUGGLE. "I should judge so," said the general. "It is a difficult If James thought he would be able to take D ick Slat e r task you have set yourself to accomplish, and as in workunawares he made a mistake. ing out any difficult problem, you will need to study the The "Liberty Boy" was on his guard. ground thoroughly before beginning work." He had expected nothing else than that the fellew would "True, sir. And now, if you have no

'l'HE LT BERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. 7 The "Liberty Bot' struck the fellow a couple of strong blows, IJ.ut he was coming with such force that it did more than check him a bit; and then he seized Dick, giving utterance to a growl of satisfaction as he did so. This warned the youth that the man might prove to be a dangerous customer. However, the "Liberty Boy" was very strong himself, and was, moreover, supple and athletic, and quite capable of continuing a desperate combat for an hour, if neces ,ary, and he had no fears regarding the ultimate outcome. Still, he found, on grappling with James, that the fellow wa wonderfully strong. He was almost, if not quite, as strong as Dick. This was a surprise, but it did not daunt the youth. He was al ways ready to try conclusions with an enemy in any way, shape, or form, and he had never yet met his master in a hand-to-hand combat, though he had encoun tere-d one or two who were his match. There was plenty of room in the cellar, and the two fought backward and forward, hither and thither, swaying, struggling, and each striving to get the better of the other. James fought with the desperation of despair. Evidently he realized that if he and was made a prisoner by Dick he would meet with the fate always meted out to traitors. It was death for him if he gave in, while so leng as he kept on fighting there a chance that he might escape. It was a terrible combat, the more so because it was fought in absolute silence, save for the noise made by the feet shuffling on the cellar floor. Of course James would not cry out, for anyone who came in response to a call would be an enemy, and would help make him a prisoner, and Dick disdained to call for help. "I will show this tricky scoundrel that there are better men than he abroad in the land," said he to himself. "I will prove to him that there are patriots who are a match for any traitor or Tory' who ever lived.'' James wondered why Dick did not call for aid, but was very glad that he did not do so. The combat went on fiercely. Almost over where the two were struggling for the mastery.. falking in blissful unconsciousness of what was going on below them, were the general and the captain. All the time they had been struggling, so far, Dick had been working to secure a certain hold. At last he was successful, and he gave utterance to a sigh of satisfaction. Then, before James knew what was happening, he found himself lifted from the floor; up in the air he went, forced upward hy Dick's strong arms, assisted by bis shoulder, used as a pry; then the orderly's feet described a half circle in the air, thumping against the floor above as they did so, and down upon the hard floor went the traitor with a crash. The "Liberty Boy" purposely fell upon the fellow with all his force, and his purpose was accomplished; James was stunned, and lay there, face downward, dazed and helpless. General Howe and Captain Monroe heard the thump as the feet of James struck the floor underneath where they sat, and leaped up in alarm. "What was that?" exclaimed the general. "I don't know;'' the captain replied. Then he acid.ei: "Perhaps Captain Slater and James have upset semething down in the cellar." This was partly correct. Dick had upset something. "Likely you are right," agreed the general. Having gained the advantage he was looking for and working .to secure, Dick was not slow to take advantage of the situation. He drew a handkerchief from his pocket, and quickly tied the wrists of James securely. By the time he had finished the orderly had recovered control of his faculties, and he at once tried to renew the struggle, only to find he could not. His hands were bound and he could not get them free. r.rhe "Liberty Boy" rose and looked down upon his late opponent, who had whirled over upon his back as soon as he recovered. "Well, my tricky friend, you made a mistake this time, didn't you?" said Dick. A growl was the only reply. "You thought you would easily get the better of me, and then make your escape, didn't you, eh?" went on the youth. ,. "I'll kill you some day!" hissed the man, viciously. "You will not live to get the chance, my dear sir,'' was the reply. '.'Is it possible that you do not know the fate that a waits a traitor?" The fellow turned pale, but he was possessed of consider able nerve, for he growled out: "Yes, I know the fate that is usually meted out to trait ors, but I'm not a traitor." "You are not?" exclaimed Dick. He wished to draw the fellow out and see what scheme he had in mind. "No, I am not." "Then why did you attack me when I accused you?" "That is simple enough. I know you are Dick Slater, and that what you say will have great weight with the general, and when you said I was the one who had thrown the block of wood into the general's office I was startled, and although innocent, I attacked you, with the idea that I would get out and away, rather than risk facing your charge, for as I have said I was afraid he would believe what you said." The "Liberty Boy" smiled. "Very good; very good, indeed, James," he said. "You are a pretty good liar, and you are a bold fellow, too;, but ./


I 8 THE LIBJmTY BOS' JUBILEE. it will avail you nothing. You are trapped, and there is I "l see," said the general. "Well, you seem to have got no escape for you." th e b etter of the argument.'' "I am innoc e nt, I tell you." I ''Yes so I did; but new, sir, James has promised to "Bah! But see here, James; if you will make a clean make a clean breast of the affair if you will be easy on breast of it, and tell all about Black Bob, and do all you him." c!ln to help us locate the fellow and his gang, I will interThe general eyed the man sternly. cede in your behalf, and will do what I can to get foe gen"Do you think you deserve any clemency at my hands?" eral to be easy on you." he asked. "Do you think that a sneak and traitilr such as "Will you really?" the fellow asked, e yeing Dick searchyou have proved yourself to be deserves anything short of ingly. the hangman's noose?" "I will. If you could tell us wherethe rendezvous of James shuffled his feet in an uneasy manner. Black Bob is 1 think I could get you off with very light "Well, if you won't promise to be ea.;y on me I won't tell punishment." what I know about Black Bob and his band," was the sulJames shook his head. len reply. "I don't know where the rendezvous is," he said. "Well, does what you know about him amount td much? "You are sure?" Will it enable us to get a good chance at Black Bob and his "Yes; if I knew I would tell. I will accept your pro pogang?" sition, as it i s and tell all I know, if you will do your "I can't say sir; I can only tell you wliat I know, and best to get m e off with only a light punishment." then let you b e the judge as to that." "Agreed. Get up, and come along upstairs, and make "I think it will be a good plan to promise to be easy on the confession in the presence of the general." him, General Howe," said Dick. "The information which The took the man by the arm, and assisted him to be has to give may be of benefit to us." rise, and then th e y made their way up s tairs and to the gen"Very well, then; go ahead, James," sternly. "I will eral's private room. promise that you shall not be hanged or shot; that is the When the two officers saw the two enter, and noted that best I can do at present. James was a prisoner, his arms being tied behind him, "All right, sir. Then I'll tell you all I know about they stared in open-mouthed amazement. Black Bob and his "W-what d-does this m-mean, Captain Slater?" the gen eral exclaimed, after he had recovered from his amazement in a sufficient measure so as to be able to speak. "It means that I have found the man who threw ihe block of wood into your room, General Howe," was the calm reply. The officers stared. "Yen don't !" "Yes, Jam es is the man. I suspected it from the first." "Well, well! This is indeed unexpected. But why did you suspect him?" "Because I did not see how anyone could have entered from the outside and done the work, and escaped again without being seen by James "Ah!" "And when I found that all the windows and doors were fastened on the inside, and James himself told me be had not found any unfastened after the occurrence of the inci dent, I was positive someone within the house had done it. Then he said there were only colored persons in the house other than you and himself. I was sure he was the guilty party, and accused him "Ah I And he acknowledged his guilt, did he?" "Not right away," with a smile. "I had to .argue the matter with him awhile." As there was a large contusion on James' face, where Dick's fist had struck him, and one eye was growing black, and as the clothing of both was somewhat awry, the two officers understood what the "Liberty Boy" meant when be said he bad to argue the matter, and they smiled .. 1 CHAP'PER V. A URPRISE. The fellow told his story. The gist of it was that he had fallen in love with a girl of Savannah, and she was the daughter of a strong Tory. The girl, herself, was even stronger in her hatred of the patriots than was her father. The name of this Tory was J obn Donald, and his daugh ter's name was Agnes . The man was related to Black Bob Dobson, and was in reality a member of the band, though he remained in the city most of the time, and act e d as a spy for the good of the band. It was he who had sent warning to Black Bob each time a patriot force went forth to fight the guerrilla band, and the Tory was enabled to turn the tables on the patriots, as a result. It was this man, John Donald, who had given James the block of wood, with the message on it, from Black Bob, and James had thrown it into the general's room, and had slipped into another room before Captain :Jfonroe had looked out into the hall. James did not know where Black Bob and his ban d ren dezvosed, but if John Donald could be captured, he would know, and it might be possible to force him to reveal tbe biding-place of the band. JamE'S hi1rn:elf spok e of this, and said, ple ading ly :


'l'HB LlBEltT J: HO t J U lHL.EE. 9 "You ought to b e easy on m e n ow, general, for I have betrayed m y s weeth eart and her fathe r and place d them at your mercy. That o u ght to earn m e my freedom, I s hould think." "It ought to /!am }OU the ha n gm a n 's no ose," t hought Di ck. "You mus t love the girl very sincerely indeed, if you w e re willing to sacrifice her s afety to i nsure your own. You are a fine specimen of a man, I mus t say!" It \ra s e vid ent that the g en e r a l and t.he captain thought much as Di c k did for t h e ir I ips c url e d and they gave the speak e r a look of scorn. Y o u s hall n o t b e killed at l e a st," was all the general said. H e was on the point o f having the captain sum mon s ome s oldi e r s with a vie w to having them conduct the prisoner to the gnan1-h

10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. "Ha! Likely you are right." "Yes, but it doesn't matter lbow he learned it, now, for he has escaped-he and bis daughter both." "True. But ought not the general to be warned that one of the servants is a traitor?" "Yes." "I will go back to headquarters and report the flight of Joh Donald, and tell him about the servant at the same time." "Very good ; and I will take my men and see if we can get on the trail of the two fugitives; they can have bee gone but a short time." "True." Captain Monroe hastened back toward headquarters, and Dick rejoined his comrades. "The birds have fl.own, boys," be said. "But perhaps we 111ay get track of them. Come on; we will make the attempt at any rate." They hastened away, going toward the West, which was the direction that the fugitives would most likely take, and occasionally Dick inquired of people whom they met if they had seen a man and a girl. The first three people asked replied in the negative; but the fourth said he had seen a man and a girl. "Gn f()(9t or on horseback?" asked Dick. On ltorseback." "Thank you; that settles it, fellows," this last to the youths. "It would be folly for us to follow on foot." "Let's go back and get our horses and give chase," said Bon, eagerly. The suggestion met with the approval of all, and they hastened back to their quarters and hastily bridled and saddlea their horses, mounted, and rode away toward the west at a gallop. The people on the streets looked at them wonderingly. On dashed the horsemen, and presently they were in the e1pe1t country. At the :first farmhouse they came to Dick called a halt, while he asked the people if they had seen a man and girl g past there on horseback. Tue woman of the house said that she had seen the couple. "Still, they bad twenty minutes' start, and that is a good deal in a race of this kind." "Yes, if their horses were even fair animals they might be able to keep out of sight of us until after dark, and then make their escape." "Yes." The youths kept on, however. Presently they came to a small stream. It was only twenty to thirty yards \ride, and was easily fordable, as they could see. They entered the water, 8Jld crossed without hesit11tion. Then of a sudden, as if by magic, they found themselves surrounded by a gang of :fierce-looking men, who held leveled muskets and glared at them threateningly. CHAPTER VI. OUT OF .A. TIGHT PL.A.CE. Instantly Dick realized that he and his comrades were in a trap. The men surrounding them were roughly dressed, vil lainous-looking fellows, and he had no doubt whatever that they were members of the band known as "Dobson's De stroyers." He sized the party up in a sweeping glance. He judged that there must be at least one hundred of them. A glance behind showed that more men were there, they having ridden out from among the trees at the farther side of the creek, and were now at a standstill, their horses having been brought to a stop about the middle of the stream. It did not seem as if there was' much chance for the "Liberty Boys" to escape. The youths were ready, however, as Dick knew, and at the word from him they would make the attempt, des-perate though it might seem. All this was but an instant in passing through Dick'! mind. The next moment a horseman appeared in the road, di rectly in front of the youths. He was a giant in size, and was dark-faced and forbid"How long since they went past?" asked Dick. ding in appearance. "About :fifteen or twenty minnets, I sh'd say." Remembering the description he had heard given of "Very well, and thank you." Black Bob Dobson, by General Howe, Dick felt sure that Then the little party dashed onward once more. this man was the chief of the band. It was now getting along toward evening. He answered to the description of Black Bob to a dot. Presently they entered some timber, where the road There was a satisfied grin on the big ruffian's face, and woUDd in and out, this way and that, and it was im-1 he said : possi9le to see ahead any great distance. "Waal, ye fellers hev kinder got yer foots inter et. The""Liberty Boys" dashed onward, hoping to get sight hain't ye?" of the fugitives at every turn in the road. "I don't know that we have," replied Dick quietly. Tur after turn was made, however, and still they had "Who are you?" not caught sight of the man and girl. "Oh, ye wanter know who I am?" "They must have good horses," said Bob. "I am not so particular about that. What I wish to ",Just what I was thinking, Bob," from Dick. know most is why you have stopped us in this fashion?"


THE LIBERrry BOYS' JUBILEE. 11 "Oh, ye wanter know thet, too, do ye?" "Yes; this is a public highway, and I .think we have a right to travel over it if we wish to do so." "Oh, but yer mistook, young feller; this hain't no pub lie highway." "Oh, yes it is." "Oh, no et hain't. Et's ther king's highway." "Oh, that's it, eh?" "Yas. Waal, young feller, is thar ennythin' we kin do fur ye?" "Yes; let us go on our way." "Lemme see, whut ye wanter go on in thet direckshun fur?" "We have business leading us that way." "Sartainly, ye must hev; an' I think I know w 'hut the!' bizness is." "What?" "Yer lookin' fur er man an er gal; hain't thet so?" "Well, it might be so." "Et is so. I know, an l"1 e come show ye whar they air." ''It's very kind of you." There was sarcasm in Dicks tone, and the big fellow noted and grinned. "Yer welcum," he said. "Bnt we have decided that we don't care to find the man and the girl, after all, and with your leave we will go back. "Yas, but he hain't got my leav e yit." The "Liberty Boy" pretended to be surpri8ed. "Surely you won't try to keep up here against our will?" he exclaimed. "Sorry, but thet's jest whut I'm goin' ter do." "Why do you wish to do this?" "Becos I know yer, Dick Slater, an' thet ther youngs ters with ye air some uv ther 'Liberty Boys,' ez they air called, ther biggest rebels in this country." "Well, You are not any ahead of us: e know who you are.'' "Oh, ye do?" "We do." "Who am I, then?" "Black Bob Dobson." The .fe llo" grinned in a self-satisfied way. "Thet's right; thet's who I am," he acknowledged. "An' now orl:er be happy, voung feller.'' "Why so?" "Becos ye \e foun' me.'' "Why should that make me happy?" "Becos thefs whut ye cum down heer inter Georgy ter do,' hain't et-ter fin' me?" "Who told you that such was the case?" The fellow leered. "Thet's my bizness," he replied. "I know who told yoti." "Who?" "John Donald.'' "Who's he?" with an awkward assumption of ignorance. "He is an esteemed relative of yours, Black Bob; you know him well enough. And you know that we were in pursuit of him and his daughter when you stopped us here.'' I "'Haw, haw, haw!" laughed the Tory chief. "Waal, sence ye air so sartin regardin' ther matter, I don' see ez thar is enny use fur me ter try ter deny et; an' now, whut air ye goin' ter do erbout et?" "We would like to know what you are going to do?" "I've already tol' ye; we're goin' ter take ye ter whar t her man an' gal air-ther wuns ye hev be'n chasin'." "And you refuse to let us turn about and return the way we came? "I mos' sartinly do, Dick Slater! Ye cum down inter Georgy ter ketch me, an' now thet I hev turned ther tables onter ye, an hev got ye, d'ye think I'm goin' ter be fool cnuff ter let ye go ergin? I guess not! No, sir-ree Yer my pris'ner, ye an' yer men, an' yer goin' right erlong with us!" "Whe re to ?-your hiding-place in the swamp?" asked Dick coolly. The black-faced man scowled. "Who tol' ye we bed er hidin'-place in er swamp?" he growled. "Liberty Boy" smiled. "That's my secret," he replied. "W aal, ef ye think ye'll fin' ther hidin' -place u v Black Bob in er swamp, yer welcum ter think et," was the reply, "'cause w'y, ye hain't never goin' ter hev no chance ter do me hurt, ennyhow." "Why not?" "Hain't thet plain enuff ?" "I don't think it is." "Waal, et orter be; hain't ye in my power now?" "Well, you may think so." "I know et. W'y, I've got more'n er hunderd men heer. :rn' thar is on'y erbout er duzzen uv ye fellers.'' "Thirteen of us." "Yas, so thar is; an' whut chance would thirteen uv ye stan' erginst er hunderd uv us fellers, an' us with our weepins out an' reddy, an' your'n not?" "It doesn't look as though we would have much chance, that's a fact.'' "No, ther on'y chance ye'd hev would be ter git killed. ef ye tried enny tricks." "We would kill some of your men before we were killed ourselves." "Mebby so; but thet wou_ ldn' pay ye none; ye rnought kill wun er two uv us, but we'd kill ev'ry wun uv ye." "Perhaps." "Thar hain't no 'prehaps' erbout et; efs er faclc An now ther bes' thing ye kin do is ter throw yer weepins down on ther groun' an' surrender." But Dick was determined not to su rr ender. He had been keeping a close watch, and he thought that there was a chance that he and hi s comrades might escape.


r 12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. The Tories seemed to be careless, and were not paying much attention. They held the weapons leveled, but were not keeping their eyes on the patriot youths very closely. Doubtless they fancied that it was not necessary. The thought farthest from their min)is was that the boys might offer battle, or try to escape. To their way of thinking it would be foolhardy in the extreme for the youths to do so. But that was becau s e they did not yet know the -"Liberty Boys." Had they known th e m better they would have kept a clos er watch, and been more careful. They wer e soon to be taught a lesson. They were on the ere of becoming better acquainted with the "Liberty Boys" and their methods of doing business. Dick had already given his comrades instructions re garding what was to be done. He did this by means of secret signals, which were conveyed to his comrades in cer tain gestures which he from time to time made as he was conversing with Black Bob Indeed, it was to give him time to make these signals that he kept the Tory chief talking. Now all was arranged. His comrades knew just what was expected of them, and were ready for business when ever he said the word Their nerves were tense as steel, and th e youths only awaited th&.signal when they would giv e th e Tories a.sur prise. So now, when Black Bob had called upon them to sur render, the time for action had come. So, instead of throwing their wea pons down on the ground, as ordered to do, the youths suddenly plucked their pistols out of their belts, and sticking the spurs into the flanks of their horses, dashed forward like a hurricane They fired to the right and left and straight ahead as they went, and yelled like wild Indians. It was done so quickly and came so unexpectedly that the Tories were stricken dumb with amazement A number of the ruffians fell to the ground, dead or wounded, too, for the "Liberty Boys" w e re good shots un der any and all cir c umstancf's, and they never wasted a shot. The result of the s udden move was success. The Tories were so astonished that they w e re rendered incapable of doing anything until the youths were almost out of range. Then they fired some scattering shots, but they diu not take aim, and the bullets went wild. Befor e th e y c ould fir e a s econd volley the youths were out of s ight around a bend in the road In the rnsh h e had been jostled, and hi s hors e had shied and thrown him, but beyond a sever e s haking u p he hacl received no injury. One bull e t had whistled past his ear, and h e r ea liz e d that it had been inte nded to go through his h e ad, but he did no t thii'lk mu c h about it. There were too man y other things to think of. S e v e n of bis m e n were down, three dead a nd four w ound ed, two of them seriously. They w e re groaning in a terrible mann er, an d tak e n a ll in all the Tories were in a bad"way. Black Bob realized that it would do no good to try t o give chase to the fugitives, for not more than a dozen of his men were mounted, and their horses were not of the best, whi!e he was judg e enough of anim a ls to know the "Liberty Boys" possessed good mounts. "Et bain't no use ter try ter ketch the r cusse s now boys," Black Bob said. "We'll hev ter giv' et up an' a c knowledge thet fur wunst we air beat." The men agreed that such was the case, bu t t hey were a.II angry and sullen lot while they buried th eir thre e dead comrades. Then they lifted up the wounded m e n, a nd turning aside from the road, entered the timber and made their way through it, keeping alongside the creek. It was now growing dark, but the Tories t o kllow their way perfectly. They moved onward withou t hesitation. The "Liberty Boy s were delighted at t he suc c ess o f their sudden dash for liberty. It succeeded even better than they had e xpected At the vest best, they expec.ted bat som e of their num ber would be wounded, and that it might b e possible that one or more would be killed, but not one was injured. Not a bullet from the pistols of the Tories had taken effect. The moment they were out of sight around the firs t bend'in the road Dick called a halt. "I am going to play the spy, and see if I c an track those fellows to their hiding-place," he said. "They will not try to follow us, for they have only a few horses. You boys lead my horse and make your way by another road. back to Savannah I will be back in the city as soon as I have located the hiding-place of the Tories." The youths did not argue the matter. They were accustomed to obeying orders, without any words, and they rode onward, after a low-spoken "Good-by, and good luck," and Dick plunged into th e timber at the side of the road and made his way slowly and cautiously back toward where the Tories were. He lmew they would still be there. I He was sure that himself and comrades had killed two CHAPTER VII. I or three. a nd sev e rely wounded others, and that it would DICK IS PUZZLED. J be som<> littl e tim e b e fore th e Tories would be ready to If ever there was an angry man it was Black Bob, when l e ave th e spot whe r e the encounter had taken place. he realized that his intended victims had made their He w a R whe r e he could s e e what was going on. e$cape. Some o f th e ruffian s were digging a grave, and D ick


THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. 13 up close enough to hear them talking. He heard h(.'m say that three of their comrades had been killed and four wounded. so bad!" thought Dick. "I guess that the next ime the Tory gang meets us they will be more careful." He remained where he was, watching, until the work of urying the dead had been accomplished, and then, when he wounded men were lifted and the entire party of one undred men left the road and started through the timber, ick followed. "l think this is as good a chance as I will have in some ime," he told himself. "Those scoundrels will likely go traight to their hiding-place, !or they will wish to get he woooded men to a place where they can be taken care f, and all I will have to do i;; to keep in sight of them." Presently it grew dark, and then Dick worked his way orward until he was close up to the party of guerrillas. "l can't see them if they are fifty yards ahead of me," e told himself; "and I might lose them, so I must keep lose up to them, and trust to my hearing." He thought this would be an easy way to trail the Tories. And so it proved. The wounded men kept up an almost continuous groan g, and this was the best kind of a guide. Presently Dick found that he was making his way along well-beat en trail, which seemed to lead up through the ls. I He had noticed for some time that the way was ascend g, and he wondered at the Tories going in this direction. He had understood that they had their rendezvous in a wamp, and here they were making for the high ground. The youth began to suspect that the tale that they ren-ezvoused in a swamp had been told by the Tories themelves, on purpose to throw any off the sce:qt, in ase an attempt was made to capture them, or find their iding-place. "Well, they won't throw me off the trail," the youth told imself. "'rhey cannot move rapidly and carry the wound men, and they furnish me with a splendid guide y their groans." The "Liberty Boy" became convinced finally that they ere following a sort of country lane, which was doubtless sed more or less by the settlers of the vicinity. At one point he fancied he saw a light up the side of a ill, two hundred yards or more distant. "Likely that is where a settler lives," he thought. :'Per aps he is a member of this gang, however." Suddenly, a few minutes later, Dick heard the tramling of many feet on boards. He was amazed, and puzzled as well, at :first. He not think what occasioned the sound. Then the thought .:flashed into his mind : "A bridge Of course that's it. They are crossing a wooden bridge over some little hillside stream or other." The youth continued onward, and presently, when he as, as he judged, within twenty yards of the bridge, the sound was heard no more. \ / "They have all crossed," thought Dick. "And now I will follow. But I must be careful, and not make any noise. I will tip-toe across." He felt his way along until he came to the bridge, and then he walked across it on tip-toes, and did not make any noise that could have been heard any distance at all. When he had got across he listened, but did not hear the footsteps of the Tories on in advance of him. Neither did he hear the groans of the wounded men. -"l have fooled away so much time being careful that they have got quite a ways ahead of me," thought Dick. "I JilUSt hurry and get up with them, for I wouldn't lose thei for anything. This is my chance to find out their hiding-place." He increased his pace, and hastened onward. Presently he paused and listened. He heard nothing-no footsteps, no "That is strange," thought Dick. "I would not have thought they could have gotten so far ahead of me as that." He increased his pace till he was almost running. He kept this up for a minute, at least, and then again paused and listened. Still be heard nothing. There was no sound of footsteps; not a groan broke upon his hearing. The youth stood still, and pondered. It was a strange affair He was greatly puzzled. What had become of the party of guerrillas? The "Liberty Boy" was now almost certain that it was not in front of him. Then where was it? That was the question, and a hard one to answer. Dick would not have believed that the party, bearing the wounded men, who were groaning with pain, could have given him the slip, but it looked now as if they had done so. And, too, it had been done without any particular effort, for the youth did not believe that the Tories knew they were being followed. "Well, I don't know what to think of it," the youth said to himself. "I'll try one, more run onward up this road, and then if I can hear nothing of them I shall be absolutely certain they did not come in this direction." Again he went onward, and he moved as rapidly as he could, in the d1ukness, and over a road that was strange to him. When he had gone a third of a mile, or such matter, he again stopped and listened intently. All silence. "They have given me the slip!" said Dick to himself, a feeling or chagrin taking bold upon him. where ran they have done that? Let me see, where did I last hear the sound of their footsteps, and the groans?" He pondered a few moments, and then the thought came to him that the last he had heard was the sound of the footsteps on the bridge that he bad crossed a mile or so back.


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. "Did I hear their footsteps after they crossed the bridge?'' he ::sked himself. After a moment'sthought he decided that he had not Stood perfectly still. He listened intently, in the hope that he might hear sound that would guide him. He was disappointed. Not a sound could he hear. After waiting a little while, Dick walked off the bridge, made his way down to the edge of the little stream that the bridge crossed. He said to himself that it must "De a very small stream, a m ere rivulet, for he couldjust hear the tinkle of the water, .and that was all. It was now so dark ,that Dick could not see, to make investigations, and be was puzzled regarding what should cause of his remaining out all night He would put th matter to the test, and take his chances. He walked quickly forward and knocked on the door. "Now I will soon know about the matter," he said t himself. CHAPTER VIII. A MYSTERIOUS VISITOR. There was the sound of footsteps within. Then Dick heard the noise made by the work of remov ing a bar from across the door. "Is that you, father?" called out a voice, which wns sweet and musical, and which the youth knew at once be longed to a girl. "No, miss," was Dick's reply. "I am a stranger, who wishes to get lodgings for the night." There were a few moments of silence, and then the voice asked: "Are you alone?" "Yes," was Dick's answer. "You are sure there is not more than the one?" b e his course. "Only the one, miss. Why, are you alone and afraid?" It would be foolish to try to find the trail of the Tories "Yes, that is the truth of the matter, sir," was the i n darkness; but he felt that in broad, daylight he I frank reply. went to Savannah this afternoon, might be able to follow it, for there were a number of and is likely to be back at any moment, however." horses, and their tracks could be easily followed if the "Well, don't ope n the door, if you have any fears miss.'' ground was not too hard. said Dick. "But I give you my word of honor as a man "I think I will wait" till morning, and then try to follow that you run no risks in opening the door. I am an hon the Tories' trail," the youth said to himself. "But where est and honorable man, and would not take advantage of shall I stay? I hate to stay out here in the open, for I anyone, much a helpless young woman. Still, if you ha\ en't even my blanket, and no food at and in the feel afraid to risk it, don't do it." morning I will be hlingry." "I will take the risk," was the reply, after a moment. Then he thought of the light he had seen up the side of "I like the sound of your voice. It sounds like that of the hill as he had come along the road. an honest man." "That was only a little ways back," he said to himself. "And you ll'ill find it to be the voice of an honest man, 4'I'll just go to that house and see if they will keep me miss." <>ver night." The nexl moment the door opened, and Dick saw a He walked back along the road a distance of perhaps two beautiful maiden of perhaps sixteen years standing in the hundred yards, and then caught sight of the light. doorway, with a lighted candle in ,her hand. Turning aside he began climbing up the hillside. She looked slightly pale, and eyed him eagerly and He soon found a path, which be followed, and it led him searchingly, a s well as somewhat fearfully at first; ther t o the door of a good-sized log cabin. she drC'w a long br e ath of relief, and stepping aside, moThe youth paused and looked at the cabin for a few tioned the youth to enter. mments, and hesitated. "I was sure I could not be mistaken," the girl said, a He realized that be would be taking considerable risk in tone of relief in her voice. "The voice sounded good, and for the house might be the abode of a Tory, who now I know, since having seen your face, that you are might even J:>e a member of Black Bob's band. not one who would harm an unprotected girl." On the other. hand it might be the home of a patriot. "On the contrary, miss, I would unhesitatingly risk my It was simply a guess which. life in your protection," was the quiet, earnest reply. There was only one way to test the matter, a nd that "I believe you, sir." was by entering and finding out. Then the girl closed and barred the door, and motioning The "Liberty Boy" was brave, and be was not disposed to a seat in front of the big fireplace, in which a good fire to let the fear that an enemy might be in the cabin be the was blazing, said:


THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. 15 tt the "Sit down, sir." "Yes,'' and then Dick told of how he had followed the The "Liberty Boy" did so. party of guerrillas along the road, and had lost all traces. 1or. The girl also seated herself, and looked at Dick with of them at a point not far from where they were at that id to undisguised interest, though it was plain that she was very moment. ) modest and good, as well as beautiful. "Well, well!" the girl said, musingly. "It is strange"My name is Jennie Warren, sir," she said, timidly, how you came to lose track of Black Bob's party in that after a few moments. "Do you mind telling me your fashion." name?" "So it is. I cannot understand it, Miss Jennie." '1'he youth looked at the girl sharp ly. "Please drop the 'Miss' off, Mr. Slater, and call me-"I WOJ?.der whether her father is a patriot or a Tory?" be simply 'Jennie,' will you not?" the girl asked asked himself. "Xf he is a patriot, and she is one also, "If you will call me 'Dick.' then I would have no reason for giving a :fictitious name. The girl blushed slightly, and then said: Let's see; I'll ask her, and I think I can tell whether or not "Very well, Dick." miov-she is telling the truth when she answers." The "Liberty Boy" started to say something, an.d then. "What is your father-patriot or Tory, Miss Jennie, if stopped and turned his head and assumed a listening atti-L wns it is a fair question?" asked Dick. tude. :e beThe girl hesitated. "What is it?" the girl asked, a peculiar look on her She looked at Dick searchingly face. who "You are from the North, aren't you?" she asked pres"I thought I heard the murmur of voices." entlv. "You think so?" the girl asked. voice l "Yes, and yon oug-ht by rights to be from New England "Yes, ah, there it is again. Somebody is talking; per 1yoursclf, Miss Jennie," with a smile. "You have their haps your father has come, and brought someone with him. way of doing when asked a question they don't care to Ab, I never thought; it must be your mother, though you answer." did not say anything about her." "How do you mean?" "My mother has been dead many years," was the iid ?" "Instead of answering you ask a question." sad reply. s the "Oh." "Then your father has brought someone home with noon. "You may safely answer my question, )Iiss Jennie; you 1 him." may be sure I shall treat you with every consideration, no The youth rose and walked to the door, took down the :iiss,'' matter what "your answer may be." bar, and pulling the door open, looked out. man "Then I will tell you truly," the girl said impulsively. He could neither see nor hear anyone outside. honu:My father is a patriot." "That is strange," he said to the girl, who had risen and ge of E you Tient. at of man, "Good. I am glad to hear that." followed him to the door. "Are you, indeed?" her face lighting up. "Father has not come yet," said Jennie. "Yes. I, too, am a patriot." "No, but there must be somebody here, near at hand." "I am glarl to hear you say that, sir." The youth stepped outside, and walked as nearly around "And now I shall not hesitate to tell you my name. It the cabin as he could. He could not go clear arouml, for is Dick Slater." he found that the back of the house was right against the "What !-Dick Slater, you say?" steep side of the hill. The girl's Yoice was eager, and she looked excited. When he bad moved all about, and had seen and heard aw a I "Yes." nothing of anyone, he re-entered the house, and clGsed n the "I have heard of you, many times, Mr. Slater." l:lnd barred the door and again settled himself in front of "Away down here in Georgia?" the fireplace. and "Yes; father has talked of you many times, and I He had scarcely exchanged a dozen words with tlte girl, ther have heard him say more than once that he wished you and before he gave utterance to a warning "Sh!" and again mo-your !Liberty Boys" would come down here in this part assumed a listening attitude. Lid, a and of the country." The gir l, too, was listening. "Why did he wish that?" "I am sure I heard the murmur of voices then," said "He said he believed that you would be able to break up Dick, after a moment or two. "Didn't you hear it, Ll are Black Bob Dobson's band of outlaws." Jennie?" "Well, he has his wish then; for we are here, and we "Yes; I heard it, Dick." k my are going to do our best to break up the band you speak "Somebody must be outside! I'll go and make another of." tour of investigation." "I am so glad." He started to rise, but the girl laid her hancl on his ming "That is what I am doing, away out here, to-night, Miss arm and detained him. d fire Jennie." "It will do no good," she said. "Sit still." "It is?" "What do you mean?" in surprise.


THE LlBEHTY BOYS' JUBILEE. The youth hardly hew what to think. He could not understand the action of the girl. "I will tell you what I mean, Dick. Father and I have hearcl that sound many, many times, and like you, we have searched for somebody, only we have done it a score or more times, wl;iile you have done it but the once." "Yon don't mean to tell me that you have heard the murmur of the Yoices many times, and have again and again looked for the speakers without finding them, Jen nie?" The youth was greatly surprised. "'Yes, Dick; and we have come to the conclusion at lasf that it is not the murmur of human voices at all, but the rnugh of the wind down the chimney." Dick shook his head, slowly and doubtfully. "That may be the case," he said. "But I would have wagtJred anything that what I heard was the murmur of human voices." "So would father and I have done so at first; but when we heard it again and again, night after night, for weeks upon weeks, we decided that we must be mistaken." "You have heard it for many weeks then?" "Yes, indeed." ri For about how many, at a rough guess?" "Oh, say ten or. twelve weeks." "And do you bear the murmuring sound only at night?" "Only at night, Dick; but that is only natural, I suppose, as there are no disturbing noises in the night time, ancl that is about the only time we are ever sitting here, doing nothing." "Yes, true, Miss Jennie." The youth spoke in an abstractecl manner, as if his thoughtEt were elsewhere. Indeed, this was the case. He bad felt confident the mmmuring sound he had heard was that of human rnices, and he was ponder ing the matter. If such really was the case, where did the voices come from? Where were the persons who were doing the talking? This was a bard question to answer. Suddenly Dick started, and became on the alert. "There it is again!" he half whispered. "That is a very mysterious thing, Jennie, and I am going to find out what caused the murmuring sound, or know the reason whv !" Leaving his seat he dropped upon one knee, right beside the fire-place, and held his ear in that direction, and lis tened long and intently, while ,Jennie watched him eagerly. CHAPTER IX. DICK ?lfAKES AXOTIIER DISCOYERY. Presently he rose ancl stoocl looking into the fire-place with an abstracted air. "Let me see," he said "This house is bui right l!.P against the side of the hill, isn't it." "Yes," was the reply. "Father says be did that order to be able to cut the chimney for the fire-place rig out of the hillside, which he says was much easier th to build one." "I see. Well, excuse me a few minutes, Jennie, and will go out and make another tour of observation." "Certainly." The youth unbarred and opened the door and passed ou into the night. He went around to where .the house touched the hill side, and made an observation, but could discoTer not ing. Then be walked away until he came to a point where h could climb up the side of the hill. Then be made his way upward slowly and cautious! ::ind gradually worked bis way across till he was direct! abo' L the chimney of the house_..:.or rather, the cut in th hillside which answered for a chimney. He found himself on a sort of ledge, and by leaning ove he could see down into the chimney. He could even see th fire burning on the hearth. "Hello, down there, J ennic he called out, in only moderate tone of voice. There was no response from below, and Dick knew th girl had not heard him. Had she done so she would un rloubtedly have come out of the house and asked him wha he wanted. / He tried it again, with the same result. "That settles that part of it," he said to himself. "Th strange voices did not come from anywhere above, here, o Jennie would have heard me." He made his way back down, and re-entered the cabin "Did you discover an3ih ing, Dick?" the girl asked eagerly. "No, Miss Jennie.'' I didn't think you would. ,Father and I have tried it to often, and always without success." "Well, 1 don't understand it; it seems Yery "I guess you will have to come to the same conclusion that father and I have come to, Dick." "'l'hat it is the murmuring of the wind?" "Yes." 'l'he "Liberty Boy" shook his head. "It may be the murmur of the wind," he said. "But if it is the strangest sound I ever hearcl wind make." The murmuring sound was not heard again, and half an hour later Mr. Warren got home from Savannah. He did not come in the house until after he had un h i iched and attended to his horse; and then he entered, carrying some packages that he had purchased in the city. He was astonished when he saw a stranger there. but when Jennie introduced Dick, and told how he happened lo be there, Mr. Warren delighted, and shook the :youth's band heartily. "I heard about you and your 'Liberty Boys' this after-


'l'HE LIBER'l'Y BOYS' JUBILEE. 11 11il noon while in Savannah, l\Ir. Slater," he said. "I heard that you had gone in of a Tory and his daughter in \rho had fled from the city." ght "Yes, we chased them quite a distance, sir." la ''And did not catch them?" and then Dick told the story of the encounter :l with Black Bob's band, and how he had been following the Tories, but had lost the trail. "But I am confident I can find it in the morning," he m "So many men, and with ten or a dozen horses, could not well help leaving a plain trail." ill So I think, l\fr. Slater." / th Jennie was busy getting her father's supper, and al though Dick had told her that he had eaten all he cared to h --1rhich was the case, he 1having finished some bread and meat he had brought along, having taken it from the ly saddle-bags before parting from the "Liberty Boys"-and tl3 no11 Mr. Warren the same thing, they both insisted h that he shtmld eat some, and he sat up to the table with them and ate as much as he could. C The three remained up an hour afterward, and then h Dick was shown to a room in the loft, where was a com fortable cot, and he was soon sound asleep. .-\.fter breakfast next morning he set out to see if he could find the trail of Black Bob and his gang. Fearing h that he might not get back to see the two again Dick bade n them good-by, but promised to call if be should find him a self in that neighborhood at any time. He \vent straight down to the bridge, and took a survey of thi; ground. He sa\r that the stream that flowed under tse bridge was a mere rivulet as he had thought the night before, but the gully through which it flowed was at le-ast twenty feet n. wide, and twelve feet deep, and this it was that had neces j sitated the bridge. 0 The "Liberty Boy" stepped to the farther side of the brid:e, and made an examination of the ground beyond. He soon made a c1iiicovery. Black Bob and his band had turned aside from the road jmmediately after crossing the bridge, and had gone down n the !'lope, and to the bed of the little stream. This Dick discovered by following the trail left behind by the feet of the men and hoofs of the horses. Here the bottom of the ravine was one thick mass of moss, and for a few moments the youth was at fault. The moss had straightened up during the night, and it was hard jo say which way the party had gone. "Of course, there can be little doubt regarding the direc tion they ha1e gone, however," thought Dick. "They haYe followed this little stream dom1 to where it doubtless empties into some lake, or something of that kind, likely 11-ithin the limits of the swamp." The youth got down on his hands and knees, and parting the moss, looked for the tracks of the horses' hoofs in the damp earth underneath. He easily folllld the tracks. He looked at the tracks for some moments in silence, and then said, half aloud: "Well, here is a go! I wonder what that means?'' The hoof-marks, instead of pointing to ward where Dick supposed was a swamp, pointed upstrerun, toward the bridge-the youth was perhaps twenty yards below the end of the bridge. "I.don't understand that," Dick said to himself. "Surely they didn't go in that direction. could they go to?" He made another examinatioi1, however, and this time he traced the hoofprints toward the end of tl1e bridge, and also he found the imprints of many feet, which showed that the men had gone in the same direction . The "Liberty Boy" followed the trail till he stood underneath the end of the bridge, and then he paused, scratched his head, and looked wondering'!y ahead. He could not understand what it meant. "Did they know they were followed last night, and did they come down here, under the bridge, and stay tlll I had passed onward?" He asked himself this question, but when he had made another careful examination he found that, while the footsteps led under the bridge, they did not lead out from under it l There could be no do11bt regarding this, for Dick had made a careful and thorough examination. 'rhe band of Tories under Black Bob had come in under neath the bridge the night before, and had not come back out again; that Dick was confident of. But where had they gone? I He stared through under the bridge at the hillside, which showed there. 1 The youth knew that the little stream came from the hillside, for it did not show above the bridge, and the thought came to him that the Tory band could only have gone where the riVl1let led. From where he stood, however, there did not seem to be room to permit the passage of a horse; but then there were bushes growing there. and they might hide enough of the entrance to make it Fccm much smaller than ii really was. The "Liberty Boy'' was eager and excited now. He believed he was hot on the trail of the enemy. idea was that Black Bob and his band were not far away. "There must be a gigantic cavern in the face of the hill," he thought, "and they have made it their rendeznms, and by giying out that they rendezvoused in the swamps, they have been enabled to haYe a hiding-place easily acces sible, :rnd from which they can sally at any m6ment, and get back to quickly and easily." The youth made np his mind to reconnoiter. He realized that it would be dangerous work to d-0 this, but the tho1{ght of danger never had any deterring effect on Dick Slater.


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. ..,.. He moved slowly and cautiously forward, underneath the bridge. The moss muffled the sou .nd made by his footsteps, and could scarcely hear the sound himself, so was not afraid anyone else might hear it. When he came to the bushes at the farther end he paused and took an observation. He quickly saw that the footprints of the men and horses led around to the left of the largest bush, which grew in the center. The "Liberty Boy" moved around to the left of the big bush, and brushing between it and a smaller one at the left, he found himself standing in front of a narrow opening in the hillside The opening was perhaps five feet wide, by six feet high, and was so crooked that it was impossible to see more than a few yards ahead. The youth advanced, slowly and cautiously He was determined to see the place where the Tory band stayed before going back. He deemed this to be necessary, as otherwise he could not be sure it was a permanent rendezvous, and in that case, if he were to return to Savannah and bring his "Lib erty Boys" back with him, it might be only to find the birds had flown If it was only a temporary encampment, This was a forlorn hope, but he went to work with will. He. fought desperately. He gave his enemies all they could do for a few m ments. Three or four had hold of him, howeYer, and as the were all strong, husky fellows he could not shake the off. And even had he done so it would have been useless, fo in an instant, almost, they were surrounded by fifty mo of the ruffians, among whom was Black Bob himself. "Stop fightin', ye fool!" he cried. "Ye air ketched, s whut's ther use uv cuttin' up? Ye kain't git erway, no how ye kin fix et." The youth saw that this was the truth, and ceased stru0 gling. "All right," he said. "I guess you are right." "U v course I am; now bring 'im over heer ter ther fire boys; but tie his han's furst, fur he's er bad man, ye bet an' take bis weepins erway frum 'i'm." They led Dick to the fire, and tied his hands together be hind his back, after which they took his weapons awa from him, and forced him to sit down on a blanket sprca before the blaze. then the Tories would probably go to their headquartus "Waal, yer purty smart, Dick Slater, but I guess y some time that day, and he would wish to be present to ruther overdone ther thing this time, didn' ye!" Black Bob follow them. I said, with a hideous grin. Onward, slowly and cautiously, Dick moved. "I, was a bit careless,_ I must admit," was Dick's cal He followed the crookings jlnd windings of the passage, reply. and noted that at some points the little stream took up at "Yas, an' yer keerlessnes$'11 cost ye yer life." least half the width of the passage, leaving only a narrow "Oh, I don't know about that." footpath alongside it for

THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. 19 admit you will by so doi n g seal the doom of yourself and eaQh and every one of your men." "Haw, haw, haw!" laughed Black Bob. "Say, ye don' expeck me ter berleeve thet, do ye?" "You will be wise if you do be l ieve it, fo r it is the truth." B osh! How c'u'd thet be? " I will tell y o u. I am, as y ou kno w the captain of the company of you n g me n k n o wn as 'The L i berty B oys o f '76'." Yas, I know thet; Donald, thar, to l e me thet." T he "Liberty Boy" glanced ac r oss to the opposite s ide of the fire, and saw a man.and a girl sitting there, and he knew at once that they were J obn Donald and his

20 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. "No." "Et meens thet ye'll die ter-morrer, 'nless ye change yer min'!" "Why are you going to wait till to-morrow?" "Ter giv' ye er chance ter change yer min'." "You are not eager for trouble with my 'Liberty Boys,' I see," said Dick with a smile "And I must say hat in that you show considerable wisdom." "Waal, et hain't bercause I'm erfraid uv 'em." "No? Why then?" "Berea use I know thet in lickin' yer 'Liberty Boys' I'll be boun' ter lose sum uv my boys, an' I don' wanter do thet." "Some of them, eh?" with a smile. "Yas." "Well, I should say that you will lose some of them! You will lose practically all of them, Black Bob." "Bosh I hain't erfeerd uv thet." "You will be before you get through with this affair." "Waal, ye won't live ter see et, Dick Slater!" the ruffian hissed, "fur ef ye don' make ther prommus ter me in ther mornin', I shell stan' ye up at one side uv ther cavern, an' ther boys'll :fill ye full uv bullets!" The ruffian strode away, and Dick was left alone to think the matter over. The "Liberty Boy" was sur.e he was right, and he knew, now, be was confident, why the sound seethed to come down the chimney the night before. Mr. Warren, when he made the cut in the face of the hill, to take the place of a chim ney, had come very near cutting through into the cavern in the bill. Dick's idea was that the wall of earth between could not be more than two or three feet in thickness. He knew that if this were true the wall would be warm, and he lifted hi-s head as high possible, and placed his cheek agP.inst the wall. His theory was proved. The wall was warm 'That is it!" said Dick to hims e lf. 'I have solved the mystery of the murmuring voices." gave him food for thought, and he was not lo ng in deciding that if be could escape this knowledge would be of benefit to him. The winding and narrow passage which led to the cav:rn, the way Dick had entered, and the way the guerrillas always entered-for it was the only way to come in could be held against an invading force easily, and it would be the height of folly to to force an entrance in that direction. The or little rivulet, rather, furnished all the water that was needed, and there was provisions enough to last an army three or four months piled up at His hands and feet both were bound now, and he was one side of the cavern, so the Tories could withstand a siege placed on a .with his back to walL of any length. Indeed, they could remain in the cavern He lay there, thinkmg fast, .and how he was throughout an entire winter, if it was made necessary, and to get out of the dangerous situation m which he found. Dick knew this was the reason the cavern had been made himself, when of a sudden he was startled to hear the murtheir headquarters. The scoundrels felt safe even if an mur of voices. army was to get after them. The persons who were speaking were not in the cavern, But with..the knowledge of the thin wall of earth that he was sure, for the sound seemed to come from the wall lay between the cabin of Mr. Warren and the caver:t1, near which he was lying. Dick felt that he held the key to the situation in his hanili>. The "Liberty Boy" rolled over in a careless manner, as If he could get free, and :find his "Liberty Boys," they if to get greater ease of position, and then he pressed his could make a feint of attacking by way of the passage, and ear against the wall. then knock the wall down between the cabin and the cav He had not been mistaken. Th, e murmur of voices came to his hearing, and the sound seemed to come from out the wall. CHAP',l'ER XI. ANOTHER DISCOVERY. Like a flash the explanation of the phenomenon came to Dick. He l'emembere d the peculiar incident of the night be fore. when he had been in the home of the Warrens; re membered how he had heard the murmur of voices, and yet could not learn were the sound came from. He understood it all now, however. He knew that the sound had come from this cavern in which he now lay, a prisoner. And the voices which he now heard must come from the cabin of the Warrens. em and take the Tories by surprise, from the rear, and quickly get the better of \hem. It was a glorious plan, and Dick's heart swelled a::. he thought of how he would be able to put it throu gh to a successful issue. "If I can only succeed in making my escape, he thought, "all will be well, for I will have knowledge that will place the band of Black Bob Dobson at our mercy." The youth began working, slowly and cautiously, at the rope which bound his arms. If he could get his bands free, then he might succeed in untying the rope that bound his legs later in the night. when the majority of the Tories were asleep, and therr he would stand a chance of escaping. He would have to be very careful, he knew, for the Tories were thick on all sides of him, excepting the side where the wall was. He kept at work, intermittently, for there were times when he would see the eyes of some of the men turned upon him. In many of those glances be read bitter hatred, and


THE LIBERTY BOY8' JUBILEE. u : r e al ized that if Black Bob were to stand him u p agai1}St e w all, an{1 call upon his men to fill him full bullets, ey would jump at the chance. They are a bad lot, there is no doubt," the youth said h imself. "Well, I must make my escape. It would be rible to lose my life to such scoundrels as they are. h en I die, if die I must while the war is in pr crress, I pe it will be on the field of battle, with my :face to the emy, and when I :fall I hope my toes will point upward." O ccasionally Dick heard the murmuring of the voices, d he had no doubt that the persons talking were Mr. ar ren and They little that I am lying within a dozen feet them," tho11ght Did. "Wouldn't thr; be surprised if r v knc11 t h;11 ,..uc h the case!" There was no doubt-regarding this. In deed, Dick was right about the matter of the ide ntity thr. speakers, whose voices he heard. / Mr. Warren and nnie were at that Yery moment sitting in front o f the place, talking, and they were speaking o:f Dick S l ate r They were wondering if he had got on the trail of ory band "I think he must have done so," said Jennie. "Why do you think so?" her father asked. "B ecause if he had :failed I think he nol1ld have come ck here." The man nodded. ,, "I judge that you are right," he agreed "'Yell, I hope t he did succeed in tracking the ,pcoundrcls down, and the and his 'Liberty Boys' will be able to extermim1te b and, or at least scatter it to the four winds They will do it if it is possible for it to be done, father, It was n0arly midnight, Dick judged, be:fore the T ories were asleep. All had thrown themselves down around the fire, with the exception of one man, who stood on guard, over at the point where the passage entered the cavern. About once in every half hour this sentinel would leave the and walk down the passageway a distance of fti:fty yards or so. Then he woulcl return, and each time he was gone perha11s five minutes. It \Yas just after he had d&appcared on one of these tours of investigation that Dick was given a surpr ise. He saw Agnes Donald rise from the blanket where she lay, at some distance from the fire, and approach him. She came with quick, but cautious steps, and she looked fearfully in the direction of the 'rories lying around the fire. Especially did she watch the form of Black B ob, for he was the most dangerous man of all. There was no stir among the forms, howeyez, a n d it was evident that all were asleep "Sh!" the girl whispered, kneeling l?y D i ck's "Don't make any noise I l!avc come to free you!" "I am glad to hear you s!y that, miss!" said D ick. He was amazed, but was too g;!ad to have aid to stop to ques tion the girl regarding her motives in offering t o free him. "I will roll over, and then you can free my hands." He did so. The girl did not take the time tflat would have been necessary iri order to untie the rope. Instead, she cut it, and also the rope binding his feet "Now you are free," she "One thing o n ly I aBk, and that is that you do not kill the guard yonderthat is, if you can help it, am1 c'cape I wish y o u to escape, however "One mcvnent," whispered Die:k. "Why have you "I thi'nk so too. That young man, Dick Slater, imdone this?" s sed me as being a brave and determined youth." j "Becau$e I hate Black Bob Dobson!" Yes, and you know, :father, that he lias made a wonderThere was {lo mi.staking tho. earnestness with which the r eputation for himself, and that his 'Liberty Boys'. are girl spoke. Her eyes fairly gleamed as she glance d in the ted, also for their b r avery and daring." direction of the sleeping Tory clt cf. So I do know, Jennie. Well : it will be a great thing for I "But he is a relative of yours p atriots of this part of Georgia if Dick Slater a n dhis I "I knon ; and he persuaded, my father to become J Tory, n can scatter the ba,nd of B lack Bob1 ancl put a sto p to when in reality father was inclined to patriotism. But r obbing, pillaging, and terrible work in general." for Black Bob we would be in Savannah, living like people "Yes, father. It will be a great day for the cause of should, instead of herding h e re in this terrible place wjth berty, for those terrible men represent King George, and these desperadoes And I woulll not now be respctnsible r eady to render to the British whene>er called for my sweetheart being in trouble." n to do so." "You mean J arnes Somers ?" "So they do; and they confine their work o:f pillage and "Ye.s." u !der to the patriot families." "He is unworthy of you, Miss Agnes "Yes, indeed "I know; he betrayed father and I to save himself, but The "Liberty Boy," lying flat upon ms back in the cavhe 'rould not have had to do that if I had not led him to not more than a dozen feet :from Mr. Warren and become a traitor. I was to blame. and it served roe nght.1 n ie, could hear the murmur of their voices, but of "Wh." dont you and your :father come away with me, urse could not distinguish what was said, and did not Miss Agnes; then perhaps all will come out right i n the o w that he wns the sub j ect of conversatio n. end. If you remain here with these desperadoes you will H e kept working away at the rope which bound his both come to harm. d s, and managed to loose n it s l ightly. but he d ou b t ed "I think father will go; he more than haif promised to ethe:r: he would be able to get h i s h a nds free o r not. do eo. H e knows that I am freeing you, and gave his -con-


.i 22 THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. &ent, for he, too, hates Black Bob for getting him into his I b r 6ught u p t he rear. This was the most place, present trou b le." and the B oy" was always ready to assume the "Is he awake?" most danger ou s p o sition. Yes." He held the pist o l in his hand, only he had reversed it, Well, go and persuadehim to come along out of here and now held it by the b utt. with me; I will sl i p across to the passage, and be"'ready to t He glancing back ove r his shoulder but could _not 1 ak e care of the sentinel when he comes back." see anything. He cou l d hear, however, and soon realize d "Very well." that they were being pursued. T h e girl stole back to where her father was lying, and He could hear the wild a n d a ngry yells of the pursuers D i ck rose and made his way cautiously toward the passage. As they ran Dick was thinking and thinking fast. He passed a number of the Tories, and paused long He realized that they were i n a d angerous situation. enough beside one to pick up a belt in !hich were two He would not have been afraid, in so far as himself was _pis t ols and a knife. The fellow had taken i t off in order concerned, for he believed he c ould easily have escape d i() r est m0re comfortably. had he been alone. T he "Liberty Boy" b uckled the b e l t on, and was soon at He thought it likely that Mr. Donaid wo11ld be able ihe entrance to the passage. to escape also if he had only himself to look out for; but He had sca?cely there before he heard the sound the re wns the girl. o f footsteps. Of course they would i;emain with her, and they could The sentinel w as coming I hardly expect a girl to be able to outrun a hundred deter The youth drew a pistoi, took hold of th e barrel, and mined ruffians like the members of Black Bob Dobson".; w a ited band. A few moments later the Tory guard s t e pp e d into the ca vern, and as. he did so Dick dealt J1im a strong blow on \he h e l\d with the butt of the pistol. He dropped like a log. He rrave utterance to a stifled groan as he fell, and I 0 bod y stri king the ground made s ome n0i se, and the youth w a s a fraid that some of the Tories would be aroused. But 1 h ey slept on. He turned his gaze toward where Agnes Donald and aer fa t her w e re, and as he looked Mr. Donald rose to a Jtanding posture, after which both stole across the cavern \ oward w h ere Dick stood. Presently they were at Dick' s side, and t h e girl whis])f':red: "'W e are going with you!" ., ood !" said Dick. "Come along.'' He led the way from the cavern, and jus t as they were leavi n g it a hoarse roar of rage went up, and Bl a ck Bob D obson leaped to his feet and jerked a pistol out of his $elt. "Hol' on, theer !"he y ell ed. "Hol' on I say, er I'll put e r b ull e t through ye!" Then to his men h e cried: "Fp. boys! ther pris'ner is escapin' !" -- ; ----. CHAPTER XII. I THE ESCAPE. :Bu t b e for e Black Bob could fire, if inde e d he intended ifoin g s e t h e fugitives wer e out o f the cavern and run D i n g alo n g the passage. W e will ha,e to hurry," s aid Dic k "The entire g ang lrill be af':er in a jiffy!" )Jr. I) o nald in A g nes was next a n d Di c k Still, they would make the attempt. They might succeed in hiding in the depths of the tim ber, and by throwing the enemies off the scent s ucceed in getting away ultimately. Onward they moved, as rapidly as was possible. All three had been over the route, of course, and wer e fairly familiar with the crq_okings and windings, and it did...not take long to emerge from the passageway under n eath the bridge. They hastened onward, under the bridge, made a half c ircuit, climbed up the slope to the road, and ran down it as fast as they could. Behind them they heard the wild yells of their enemies. Onward they ran. Agnes ran very swiftly for awhile, but soon began to pant; and slowed considerable. "Are you tired, Miss Agnes?" asked Dick. "Y-Jes, gasped the girl. "I fear I cannot run much "Give your father and myself your hands; we will h elp you along." The girl obeyed, and they ran in this fashion for quite a ways, the two men rendering the girl enou g h aid so tha t she was enabled to get along in much bett e r style 1 The yells of their pursuers grew more and more loud, however, and it was evident that the desperadoe s were com clos er and clo s er. "They will overtake us, if-you-stay-with me," pant ed the girl. "You-two-lieave m e and-save your s elves." "Neve r '' said Dick. "No, indeed!" from her father. "But-they-won't-harm-me." "Yon don't know that," replied Di ck "They will be rn on account of m y escape that they will. be in a mood for anything, and will wreak vengeance o n anybody


THE LIBERTY BOYS' .JUBILEE. Then, too, they will uspect that you freed me, and they They had gone perhaps a mile when they came upon 11, would be very angry you." little log cabin, which nestled in among some trees, and "Tri1e," the girl acknowledged. "But it-is hardwaf' hard to see in the night-time. Indeed, they had come that you-and father-should suffer-for me." within an ace of passing it. / "Why, but for you I should still be. a prisoner in the "Perhaps this is just the _place we are looking for," said cavern, Miss Agnes, and ..therefore I owe it to you to stay l:frk. "I will knock and arouse the inmates." with you, and share your fortunes, whatever they may be. He advanced to the door, and was about to knock, whea If you cannot escape, then I will not." he heard what sounded like a groan. "You are as brave and noble-hearted as we nave always ''Somebody in pain in there," thought the youth. heard you were, Mr. Slater," said the man. Instead of knocking he tried the door. "Indeed-he-is, father!" It op: ned to his touch. "It is only right and just that I should stay with those into the room, he saw that a candle was burn-who have r&ndered me aid," was Dick's reply. ing, on a little table at one side. The youth listened intently, and soon became convinced He stepped into the room, and looked around. that the enemy would soon overtake them, unless they In n cot at one lay an old man. It w,as he wbo dodged them in some way. had given utterance to the groan that Dick had heard. "We will have to play some kind of a trick on them," he "Come in, Mr. Donald and Miss Agnes," said Dick, and said. "Why turn aside, and double on them, like a thl'D he advanced to the old man's side, and spoke to him. fox does on the hounds?" The old man opened his eyes, with a little cry, and ex"We will do whatever you say, Mr. Slater," replied claimcll in a weak, quavering voice: Donald. "So you have followed me here to finish your dastardly "Then let us turp. aside, and ascend the hillside. Per1 work, have you Black Bob Dobson?" haps by so doing we may throw our pursuers off the "I am not Black Bob Dobson, sir," said Dick in a gentle hack." voic,:. "Can't you see that?" 'Yery well." "Ab, yes. I see now that I was mistaken. But whG They left the road and moved up the hillside, going in are you?" a diagonal line. "We are fugitives who have just escaped from Black Of course they could not go so fast; but they hoped that Bob's clutches, and we wish to remain here iB your cabin, they would thus throw their pursuers off the scent, when if you don't object." speed would not make any particular difference. "I don't object," was the faint reply. "Anybody who is Up and s'till up they went. an enemy of Black Bob Dobson's is a friend of mine, and Finally they rame to the 1 top of the -hill. yon-.-are welcome." Here they pauE.:helter somewhere." The.;'Libert:v Boy" dressed the wound, and then turned "Very well, Mr. Slater," said Mr. Donald. to his two companions. They sE!t out at once: I "ljll teU you what I have decided upon," he said "'I They walked slowly, and paused occasionally to -listen. will leave :vou here, and I will at once set out fo.r SavanThis gave Agnes time to rest, and also enabled them to I nah. I will !et my 'Liberty Boys,' and will return ae exercise rare, and krrp from being surprised by the Tories. quickly as anc;I then we will see if we eamrnt put


THB LIB.EHT1 J UlHLE.E. an end to the career 0 Black Bob, by scattering his band to the !our winds, or capturing the desperadoes." "If you can do that you will be doing a wonderful thing for the people of these parts," said th e old man, feebly. "Well, we will do it, I am confident, Mr. Samuel s," said Dick. 'l'he old man had given his name as Thomas Sam uels and said that he had in the little cabin alone, for many years, he h1'tving no relatives that he knew of. Having decided upon his course, Dick did not lose any time. Telling Mr. Donald to fasten the door behind him, he bade the three good-by, and took his departure. He hastened away in the direction of Savannah. "I will walk until I come to the home of a settler," he said. "Then I will help myself to a horse, and get to the city easily before daylight. Then, to cat some breakfast and get my 'Liberty Boys into the saddle. Back we will come, and I will wager something that before to-morrow night Blaek Bob's band will be a thing of the past!" CHAPTER XIII. / DICK'S CLEVE!-'l SCHEME. Dick walked rapidly, but paused frequently to listen. He had not forgotten that there were at least one hun dred desperadoes scouring the country for himself and two friends. "I will dodge them, all right, however," he said to him self. "Alone, I ha\"e no fears of being captured." Half an hour later he heard the sound of voices, and lie made his way to the stable, ell'tered, bridled and sad dler.I a horse-he having found the bridle and saddle after considerable search in the darln1ess-and then, leading the horse out of the stable, and to the road, the youth mounted and rofl.e away at a gallop. He was now on the main road leading to and continued onward steadily, till he reached the city, which h e did at about three o'clock. He attended to the horse, and then e ntered the quartera occupied by the "Liberty Boys," and threw himself down on his blanket and was soon asleep. H e was up before daylight, however, and at once aroused. the youths. They were delighted when they saw Dick. "We had begun to be afraid the Tories had gobbled ) ou up, Dick!" said Bob Estabrook. "They did gobble me; too, Bob," was the smiling reply. "They did r" 'l'he youths were all on the qui vive, and asked i:>ick to tell them all about it. Ile did so, and when they learned that Dick knew hiding-place of the enemy, and had come t lead them to it, they delighted. ''That is fine, Dick!" cried Bob. "And t}le scoundrels are not in a swamp at' all?" "No, quite the opposite." "Say, they are pretty smart fellows, after all, aren't they?" from l\fark Morrison. \\ell, that leader of theirs, Black Bob, is smart enough, and his choosing a hiding-place, and then giving it out that they rendezvoused in a swamp, proves that he is shrewd." soon he heard footsteps. "So he is; but he'll find that there are others. who are A party of the desperadoes was close at hand. C\"Cn shrewder than himself, Dick." The youth hid, however, and some of the Tories passed "l tbink so, Bob." within arm's-length_ of him. d d d" Then the youths cooked and ate their breakfast, after They were on their way back to the cavern, ma an iswhich Dick told them to get ready for the trip, while he gusted at their failure to overtake the fugitives, and they went and had an interview with General Htlwe. were giving free and full expression to their feelings. r wish to report to him," said the youth. From their talk Dick lean:ed that tli.ey were on th_ eir He hastened away, and was soon in the presence of Gen-way back to the cavern. eral Ho,,e, who greeted him joyously. He heard them discussing the matter of whether or not "I was afraid tMt Black Bob had captured you, Capthey would be in danger if they remained in their rendeztain Sla.tcr/' he said. vous, and he was glad to hear a number express the belief "And he did me, sir," was the reply. "But I that they would not be in any danger. 'd succeeded in making my escape." "W'y, an armv {!Ouldn't git us outer thar, boys,' sa1 one.. J "Indeed! Tell me all, Captain Slater." "Et's ther safest place in ther worl' fur us said the same, and the "Liberty Boy" smiled to The youth did so,. and then added that 'he and hiA 'Liberty Boys'' would go that day, and strike the Tory himself, and thought that they would find out they were band a blow that would result in forcing it to cease operabadly mistaken. t f lOnS. The. desperadoes passed on, in utter unconscio@sness o / the fact that the youth they were eo eager to catch wa.S "Good!" said the general. "Do you wish any assistwithin a few yards of them, and then Dick hastened ance? I will send some of the soldiers with you, if you wish.'' 'Onward. He did not encounter any more of the Tories, and twenty minutes later he came to the 110me of a settler. "Thankyou, sir. But I don't think we will need assist ance; and then your men would have to walk, and they


TllB LI Blm'rY no1s 25 could scarcely reach the rendezvous of the desperadoes before night, whil e we on horseback can get there in a few hours." "Just as you like, :Mr. Slater; but I fear that you may need help, for the Tories outnumber you tw-0 to one." "True; but we shall take them by surprise, and that will more than equalize matters." "I suppose it will." 'Ye!', indeed." "Well, I \rish you success, and that you may break up that band of murderous scoundrels without much loss to your own company of brave boys, Captain Slater." "Thank you, sir; we w:ill get through, all right, I am confident." a few more words, Dick bade the general good:by, and took his departure. The "Liberty Boys" were ready to start when he got to their They had bridled and saddled his horse, as well as the horse he had ridden to Savannah on that morning, and they at once set out. The news had gone out that the rndezvous of the Tory band under Black Bob had been discovered, and the sol diers were out, ready to give the boys a good send-off. This they did, cheering them as they rode away, and the youths answered with their battle cry, and also with cheers; and just before getting out of sight they took off their hats and waved them. Then they dashed onward at a gallop. Two hours and a half later they arrived at the home of the settler from whose stable Dick had taken the horse. To their surprise, they found a party of at least fifty )'Otmg men gathered there. Thej were armed to the teeth, and told Dick that they were out for the purpose of hunting till they found the 11iding-place of Black Bob and his band, when they were going to get up a little army of two hundred, and exterminate the Tories. When Dick told them that "he had already discovered the rendezvous of the the youths were delighted, and asked to be permitted to accompany the "Liberty Boys" and help ext erminate Black Bob's band. "We have suffered for several months, and we think it only right that we should have a hand in putting the scoundrefs to death, or help in capturing them,'' the leader of the party said. "Very well. You shall go with us," said Dick. "ls it far?" the young fellow asked. "If so, we will sen tter to our hotnes and get our horses." "No, it is only a couple of miles from here," was the reply "You won t need your horses." "You don't mean say that Black Bob's band has its headquarters s0 close as that?" the youth exclaittied "Yes," and the n Dick told where the was. The youths w ere almost l'tricken dumb with amaz ement when thry thi5, 'It beats anything I e>er heaTd of,'' said one, and the 1c,:t said the same. / The settler at whost'hom e the youths wer e gathered was a patriot, and when Dick led his horse to him, and ex. plained who he was and why he"had "borrowed" the ani mal, the settler said it all right, and that he was glad Dick had taken the 1J.9rse, and hoped the "Liberty Boys" would succeed in breaking up the band of guer rill as. "It will be a great day for the patriots of these parts, if you do succeed," he said. "You are right, sir; at least so I judge from all I can hear regarding the dastardly work of Black Bob and his band." "You are right; they are fiends, and they have been a veritable thorn in the flesh for sheral months." "Well, we will endeavor to pluck the thorn out," was the grim reply. "I hope you will succee d, sir." "I hope so, sir. I think we shall s uc ceed We have the best of it, as it sta nds now, I think." Theif Dick gave the order to move. The "Liberty Boys" rode in advance of the party of young men of the vicinity, but \Vent only so fast as the youths could walk. Half an hour later, when they were within half a mile of the rendezvous of the Tory band, Dic k gave the order that they halt and dismount. This was done. Then the horses were led out from the road, a distance of two hundred yards, and were tied to trees. Then the party mored forward, slowly and cautiously, for Dick thought it possible that J:he, desperadoes might attempt an ambush. Re sent scouts ahead, to guard against a surprise of this kind, but no Tories were seen, and they reached the bridge, and came to a stop. While coming Dick had explained fully to his men. They knew just what was expected of them. Re had decided that twenty of the farmer-boys should pass beneath the bridge and make their way up the pas sage leading to the cavern They were to fire upon any of the rories whom they might catch sight of, and while they were attracting the attention of the desperadoes he and the main party of youths would break through from Mr. War ren's cabin, into the cavern, attack the desperadoes from behind. !It was a splendid plan, and twenty of the youths at once made their ; ay in under the bridg_e, and started up the narrow, winding passageway, to the cavern When they had gone only a short distance, they sight 0 a man in the semi-darkness ahead, and fired upon him. They wounded the fellow, they knew, for they beard give utterance to a cry_ of pain'.and 'then he retz;eated ra-p1dly. Th.::y firrngand as soon as


THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. Dick lteard the sound of the shots, he motioned to his men, and hastened up the hillside toward the cabin home of Mr. W arrea and his daughter Jennie. Beth were at home, and'when Dick hurriedly explained the, and told them what he wished to do, they excitealy said. for him to go ahee.d. The Tories were falling by the dozens, either dead or wounded, and the yells, shrieks, and groans made it seem a perfect pandemonium. A few scattering shots were fired by some of the desperadoes, but almost at the very first Black Bob went down with a bullet through his heart, and this took all the Dick a number of the youths rushed into the cabin, fight out of the rest, and they threw down their weapons and seizi.Ig"the logs in the fireplace, carried them, burning and begged for their lives. still, eut ef doors and threw them on the ground. Then "Mercy. Mercy! We surrender!" was the cry the em.lters and coals were carried out in a shovel, after went up, and Dick gave the order for the yo.uths to cease which iok pointed to some long logs, and told the youths firing. to seize them, and enter the cabin. obeyed. "You lteys with the logs will knock out the thin wall of An hour later the Tories who had not been killed, and earth," explained Dick. .',And then we will rush through those who were only slightly wounded, were standing the hole and attack the Tories. Are you all ready?" out in front of the Warren cabin, with their hands bound, The youths said they were; and it could be seen that this was the case, for each and every one had a pistol in eithe r hand. and guarded by some of the "Liberty Boys." 'l'hen the seriously wounded were brought forth, and it was found that there were ten of these. A further exam"Don't sh oot one another in the back," said Dick. ination, and count, showed that sixty-seven of the desper Wait till you are in the cavern before firing. The in-adoes were lying dead within the cavern. stant you are inside scatter, and pour a deadly fire into Among them was, as already stated. Black Bob Dob the raiiks of the desperadoes." son. The yl'.rnths nodded to show they understood, and they It was decided to leave the dead bodies where they were, got in line, ready to make a rush when the time came. J as it was a fitting burial-place for the desperadoes. They The youths with the logs entered the cabin, and stahad made the cavern their headquarters while committing tioning themselves, swung the logs back, and at the signal their depredations, and it seemed fitting that it should be from Dick dashed them forward with terrible force. their grave. "' The wall must have been thinner even than Dick had The "Liberty Boys" had not suffereci any to speak of; thought, for the one blow of the two logs was sufficient. four had been wounded, but no one was killed. The A hole several feet in was torn through the wall, Tories had fired only a few shots, and those had been dis and as the youths dropped the logs and leaped out of the charged without aim. way, as they had been instr:ucted to do, the "Liberty Boys" The farmer-boys were delighted. They were glad that and their farmer-boy allies, dashed through the opening they J;iad been able to help put an end to the Tory band. with great speed and celerity, and scattering out, opened entire party now set out for the home of Mr. Harley, fire on the guerrillas, who could be seen bunched over at the patriot at whose home the farmer boys had been gaththe point where the passage reached the cavern. ered. I CHAPTER XIV. THE "LIBERTY BOYS'" JUBILEE. It was not an encounter. It was simply a slaughter. The Tories were taken wholly by surprise. They were bunched, over at the far side of the cavern, as stated, and of course scarcely a bullet was fired by the at tacking party that did not find its billet. Great was the delight of Mr. Harley and the members of his faip.ily when they learned the result of the affair. "The people of this part of the country will be wild with delight," the man said. "I would suggest, Captain Slater, that we have a big jollification here at my house, in honor of the affair." "A sort of Jubilee, eh?" exclaimed Bob Estabrook, who was standing near. "Yes." "Well, I am willing," said Dick. "It is certainly great day for the great cause, for the guerrillas have don The scene which now ensued defies adequate descripa great deal of damage among the patriots." non. "You are right," agreed Mr. Harley, "and if. you say th


THE LIBERTY BOYS' JUBILEE. word, and will lend some of the boys horses, they will ride An hour later the neighbors began coming in. Those far and wide, and carry the glad tidings to the patriot who had not far to come, got there first, of course, but by families, who will come here at once, and bring eatables of all kinds with them, and by two o'clock we will have such a banquet spread on the lawn here in front of my house as was never before seen in these parts. It was autumn, but the weather was not so very cool, and this day was indeed pleasant, being almost as warm as summer. "The boys can take the horses," said Dick. "I must confess that the prospects of sitting down to a banquet is too enticing for me to resist. I am in for it." S0 were all the "Liberty Boys," and they were loud in their expressions of approval and The ten severely wounded Tories were taken into an old cabin that had once been occupied by Harley's family, but which was now used only as a store-house; but the wounded men were made comfortable therein. The farmer boys, to the number of twenty, mounted horses, and rode away in all directions. They knew what they were to do, and rode away at the best speed of the horses. After &ings had been got in shape, Dick walked up the illll, and made his way to the cabin of Thomas Samuels, and found Mr. Donald and Agnes there. They were delighted when they heard of the success that had been Dick's and expressed no regret when they were told that Black Bob was dead. one o'clock there was a great crowd present. At least fifty families of patriots were and in nearly every case each and every member of the family was present. They came in wagons and on horseback, and some of the nearer ones came on foot. It was a great occasion, and all were happy. All brought provisions with fhem, and Mr. Harley and some of the neighbor boys had already killed a11 ox, and the huge carcass was roasting nicely over, a hastily im provised, but nonetheless effectual furnace The Tory prisoners, who were tied together, and sat not far away, watched the preparations for the banquet with sullen looks of anger. They could not enter into the spirit of the occasion at all, which was natural, of course. Dick told them that, after the patriots had had their banquet they should have something to eat from what was left of the feast, and the Tories growled angrily. At last, just as the sun-dial indicated two o'clock, the banquet was ready. It was spread on tables placed out in the yard, in front of the house, and the people seated themselves Oil boards, the ends of which were laid on stools and chairs, and in some instances blocks of wood. Then the work of dis:rrosing of the good things was beThe old man had died during the night, however, and gun. so Dick and Mr. Donald buried the body near the cabin, Mr. Harley acted as master of ceremonies and official after which the three took their departure, and were soon carver, and he was a good one, for he brought the roast a{ the home of M.;. Harley. ox to the table, sliced in the nicest manner and When the "Liberty Boys" learned that the two were it was cooked to a turn. Mr. Donald and his daughter Agnes, who had been reThere was everything good that could be uhought of, and sponsible for Dick's escape from the hands of Black Bob, that was to be found on the tables of the people in those they gave the two a royal welcome, and Jennie Warren-days, and all did justice to the feast. she and her father had accompanied the party to Mr. The "Liberty Boys" espedally enjoyed the banquet, for Harley's-took quite a liking to Agnes, and helped to ,it was not often that they got a chance to get luxuries to make the girl feel at home. Mr. Warren and Jennie had i eat. decided that they could never again live in the house, as it There were at least fifty maidens present, and this made was in too close proximity to the cavern, which was the things more pleasant for the young men, both the "Liberty sepulcher of the Tories. Boys1 and the farmer-beys. The girls were the sweethearts "We are well acquainted with the Harley's" and will of the latter youths, but the country swains were a gener stay there till I can build another house," said Mr. Wai-ous whole-soule1 lot, and did not seem to care if their ren. "And I will build it near the Harley home, as my girls paid attention to the handsome "Liberty Boys." land adjoins his, and extends to within a quarter of a mile One. thing Dick noted with a great deal of pleasure wa11 of his house. Then Jennie will not be so lonesome, as we that both Jennie Warren and Agnes Donald had taken a. will have near neighbors." I liking to two of the "Liberty Boys." Harry Ford and "That will be a good idea," Dick said. Jack Hessley were the youths' names, and they seemed to


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The Man Wh o Knew it All 196 Fred Fearnot's Big S coop; or, Beating a Thousand Rivals. 197 Fred Fearnot and the Raiders: or, Fighting fo1 His Belt. 198 F reel Fearnot's Great Risk; or, One Chance In a Thousand. 19!1 Fred Fearnot as a Sleuth; or, R unning Down a Slick Villaiu. 200 Fred Fearnot's New Deal; or, Working for a Banlrer. 201 Fred Fearnot In Dakota: or, The Little Combination Ranch. 202 Fre d Fearnot and the Road Agents; or, Terl'y Olcott"s Coo l Nerve. 203 Fred Fearnot and the Amazon ; or, The Wild Woman of the 151 Fred Fearnot at :(!liver Gu l c h ; or, Defying a Ring. 152 Fred Fearnot o n t h e Border; or, Punishing t h e Me x ican Stealers. Hol'le 204 Freel Fearnot's Training School ; or, How to l\Iake a Living. 205 Freel Fearnot and the Stranger; or, '.rb;, Long Man who w Short. 153 Fred Fearnot'e Charmed Life; or. Running tbe Gauntlet. Fred Fein-not Lost ; or, Missing for Thirty Days. 155 Fred Fearnot' s Rescue ; or, T h e Mexican Pocahontas. 156 Fred Fearnot and the "White Caps" ; or, A Queer Turnin g of t h e Tables. 157 Fred Fearnot and the Medium; or, Having Fun with t h e "Spirits." 158 Fred Fearnot and the "Mean Man"; or, T h e Worst He Ever Struck. 159 Fred Fearnot's Gratitude ; or, Up a Plucky Boy. 160 Fred Fearnot Fined ; or, The Jud ge s Mistake. 161 Fred 'Fearnot's Comic Opera; or, The Fun t hat Raised t h e 206 Fred Fearnot and tbe Old Trapper ; or, Searching for a r ,ost Cavern. 207 Fred Fearnot In Colorado; or, Running a Sheep Ranch. 208 Fred Fen.root at the Ball ; or. The Girl in tbe Green Mask. 209 Fred Fearnot and the Duellist; or, The Man Wbo \Yautecl to 210 211 212 213 Fight. Freel Fearnot on the Stump; or, Backing an Old Veteran. l<'red Fearnot's l\ew Trouble; or, Up Against a Freel Fearnot as Marshal ; or, Commanding tbe Peace. Fred Fearnot and "Wally" ; or, Tbe Good Natured Bully of Funds. 162 Fred Fearnot and the Anarchists; or, The Burnin g F l ag. l63 F red Fearnot's Lecture To.or; or, Going it Alone of t h e R e d 214 2.1.5 216 Badger. Freel l<'earnot and the Miners : or. The Trouble At Cop1>ertown. Fred Fearnot ai:id the "Blind Tigers" ; or, ;,_ore Ways Thni:i One. Freel Fearnot and the HindoO'; or, Tbe Wonderful Juggler at Fred Fearnot's "Nl!w Wild West"; or, Astonishing the Old Eas t 165 F red Fearnot in Rnssia ; or, Banished by the Czar. Coppertowi:i. 217 Fred l!'earnot Snow Bound: or, Fun with Peric les Smith. 218 Freel Fearnot"s Great Fire Fight; or. Rescuing a Prairie School. l66 Fred Fearnot in .rurkey ; or, Defying the Sultan. 16 7 Fred Fearnot in Vienna: or, The Trouble on tbe Danube. L68 Fred Fearnot and the Kaiser; or, In the Royal Pal ace at Ber li n 169 Fred Fearnot in Ireland; or, Watched by the Constabulary. 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THE STAGE. o 41. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE K .-Containing a great variety of the latest jokes used by the famo us end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without a w onde r ful little book. No. 4 2 THE BOYS 01!' NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKEH a varied asso,rtn;ient of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch d Iri sh. Also end mens Jokes. Just the thing for home amuse nt a n d amateur shows. No. 45. THE BOYS OF l'iEW YORK GUIDE ND JOKE Bs and conundrums, with key t o same. A omplete book. Full y illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. No. 13. HOW TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It e a great life secret, and one that every young man desires to know about. There's happiness in i t No. 33. HOW '1'0 BERA VE.-Containing the ru l es and etiquette .. f g ood society and the easiest nnd most approved methods of ap pearing to good ndvantage at parties. balls, the theatre, church, and n t he drawing-room. DECLAMATION. No. 27. HOW TO RECITE AND BOOK OF RECITATIONS. -Containing t h e most popular in use, comprising Dutch dia lect. Fren c h dial ect, Yank ee and Irish dialect pieces, together No: 3 1. HQW '1'9 .BECO: M E A S P EAKER.-Containing four teen 1 llu strat10ns, g1vm g t h e different positi ons r eq uisite t o be co m e a good speaker, reader and elocutionist. Also contain ing g ems from a.II the popular of prose and poetr) arranged in t he mos t simple and concise manner possible No. 49. TO D1'JBA'fE.-Giving rules for con ductin g d e bates, outltnes for debates, questions for discussion and the b es t sources for procuring information on the questions given SOCIETY. No. 3. HOW TO FLIRT.-The arts and wiles o f flirtation arg fully Pxluined by this little book Besides the various methods o f ba_r.f,_ fnn .. glove, parasol, window and hat flirtation it con a .foll o[ the language and sentiment of flowers, which i111 1n.terest1ng lo everybody, both old and young Yo u cannot b e happy without one No 4. HOW TO DANCE is the title of a new and h andsomg little book just issued by ll'rank Tousey. It contains full instruc tions in the art of dan<'ing, etiquette in the ball-room and at parties how to and full directions for calling off in all popu l a r square dan<'es. No. 5. IIOW T'Q LOVE.-A complete guide to love and g1vmg sensible advice, rules and etiquett6 to be obsened, 111th many curious and interesting things not gen t;rallv known. No. li. HOW ro DRESS.-Contaiuing full instruction in th& art of dressing and appeari ng well at home and abroad giving th se)ertions of colors, material. and how to have them made up .No. 18. HO'vY TO BECOl\IE BEAUTIFUL.-One o.f th6 brightest and. most valuable little books E>ver gil en to the world Everybody wishes to know how to b ec ome beautiful, both male an& female. 'l'he secret is simple, and a l most costless Read t h is boot and be convinced how to become beauti ful. B I R D S AND ANIMALS. No. 7 HOW 'fO KEEP BIRDS.-Handsomely illustrated andl containing full instructio ns for the management and training of th' canary, mockingbird, bobolink blackbird, paroquet, parrot, etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOGS, POULTRY, PIGEONS RABBITS.-A useful and instructive book Handsomely illuit" trated. By Ira Urofraw. No. 40. HOW TO l\IAKE AND SE'r TRAPS.-Including bintc' on how to catch moles, weasels, otter. rats. squirrels a nd birda Also how to cure skins. Copiously illustrated. By J. Harringto11 Keene. No. 50. HOW TO STUFF BIRDS AND ANHIALS.-A valuable book, giving instructions in co llecting, preparing, mountint and preserving birds, animals and insects. No .. 54. TO KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Giving com as to the m.anner an.d method of raising, keeping .breedmg, an.ct managrng all krnds of also giving full for m!lktn!l" cages, etc. Fully explamed by twenty-eight 1llustrat10ns, makmg 1t the most complete book of the kind eve1 published. MISCELLANEOUS No. 8. HOW TO BECOi.\1E A SCIEN'rIST.-A useful and In structive book giving a complete treatise on chemistry; also ex periments in acoustics. mechanics, marhematics, chemistry, and di rections for making fireworks, colored fires, and gas balloons Thlr book cannot he equa led. No. 14. HOW 'fO i.\IAKE CANDY.-A complete hand-book fo r makini:all kinds of candy, ke-crearn, syrups, essences, etc., etc. Ko. 19.-FRAI\K 'l'OUSEY'S UNI'fED STATES DI8TANCm TABLES, POCKET AND GUIDE.-Giving tht official distances on all the railroads of the United States and\ Canada. Also table of distances by water to foreign ports, hack fares in the principal cities, reports of the census, etc., etc., makin1 it one of the most complete and handy books published No. 38. HOW TO BECOME YOUR OWN DOCTOR.-A won derful book. containing useful and practical information in thQl treatment of ordinary diseases and ailments common to eveey family. Abounding in useful and effective recipes for general com plaints. No. 55. HOW 'TO COLLECT STAi.\IPS AND COINS.-Con taining valuabl e information regarding the collecting and arrangin(! of stamps and coins. Handsomely illustrated. Ko. 58. HOW 'fO BE A DETECTIYE.-By Old King Brad7, the world-known detective. In which he lays down some valuable and sensible rules for beginners, and also relates some adventureli and experiences of wf'll-known detectives. No. 60. HOW TO BECOME A PIIOTOGRAPHER.-Conta in ing useful informati on regarding the Camera and how to work it z also how to makP Photographic Magic Lantern Slides and other Transparencies Handsomely illustrated. By Captain W. De W Abney. No. 62. HOW TO BECOME A WEST POINT l\IILITARl'. CADET.-Containing full explanations how to gain admittanc., course of Stu<'ly, Examinations, Duties, Staff of Officers, Poat Guard, Police Regnlations, Fire Department, and all a boy should] know to be a Cadet. Compiled and written by Lu Senarens, author of "How to Recome a Naval Cadet." No. 63. HOW 'TO A NAVAL CADET.-Complete In structions of how to gain admission to the Annapolis Naval Academy. Also containing the course of instruction, descriptio11 of grounds and buildings. historical sketch. and ever:vthing a bo 7 should know to become an officer in the United States "Navy. Com piled and writtC'n by Ln Senarens, author o f "How to B ec om e a West Point l\lilitary Cadet." .;rit b many s tandard readi ngs. . PRICE 10 CENTS TOUSEY, EACH, OR 3 F O R 25 CENTS. Address FRANK Publisher, 24: Union Square, New Yorkr..


THE llBEHTY BOYS OF '76. A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. By HARRY MOORE. These stories based on a.ctua.l facts a.nd give a, faithful account of the exciting adventures of a, brave band of American youths who were a.lwa.ys ready a.nd willing to imperil their lives for the sake of helping a.long the ga.lla.nt ca.use of Independence. Every number will consist of 32 large pages of reading matter, bound tn a, beautiful colored cover. L ATEST ISSUES: 31) The Liberty Boys In a Fix ; or, Threatened by Red s and W hites. 31 The Liberty Boys' Big Contract; or, Holding Arnold in Check. 32 The Liberty Boys Shadowed ; or, After Dick Slater to r Revenge. 33 The Liberty Boys Duped; or, The l'rlend Who Was au Enemy. 3 4 T h e Liberty Boys' I'ake Surrender; or, The Ruse 'l'bat Succeeded 31'i The Liberty Boys' Signal; or, "At the Clang of the Bell." 3 6 T h e Liberty Boys' Daring Work; or, Risking Life for Liberty c .. 37 T h e Liberty Boys' Prize, and How They Won It. 38 The I,lberty Boys' Plot; or, 'l'he P lan That Won. 3!l 'l'be Liberty Boys' Great Haul; or, Taking Everything I n Sigh t 41) The Liberty Boys' !<'lush Times; or, Reveling In British Gol d 41 'l'be Liberty Boys In a Snare : or, Almost 'l'rapped. 42 The Liberty Boys' Brave Rescue; or, In the Nick of Time. 43 '.!'be Liberty Boys' Hlg Day; or, Doing Business by Wholesale. 41 The Liberty lloys' Net; or, Catching the Redcoats and Tories 45 The Liberty Boys Worried; or, 'l'he Disappearance of Dick Slater 4G The J,tberty Roys' Iron Grip; or, Squeezing the H edcoats. 47 The Liberty Roys' Success; or, Doing What rhey Set Out to Do. 48 T lie Liberty Boys' Setback: or, Defeated But Not Disgrace d 49 The Liberty Boys In 'l'oryvllle: o r. Dic k Slate r s 'earful Risk. 50 The Liberty Boys Aroused: o r, Striking Strnng Blows for Libert;'. til The Liberty Hoys' Triumph ; or, Beating the R erlcoats at Their Own 7 4 The Liberty Boys "Swoop" ; or, Scattering the Redcoats Like Cha fl'. 75 'l'be Liberty Boys' "Hot Time" ; or, Live l y Work in Old Virginia. 76 The r.lberty Boys' Daring S c h eme; or, Their P lot to Capture the King' s Son. 77 The Liberty Boys' Bol d l\1ove: or, Into the Enemy's Country. The Liberty Roys' Beacon Light ; or, 'l'he Signal on the l\1ountain. 70 The Liberty Boys' Honor: or, '.l'h e l'romise 'l'hat Was Kept. 80 'l'he Liberty Boys' "Ten Strike" ; or, Bowling the British Ove r. 8 1 The Liberty Boys' Gratitude and How they Showed It. 82 The Liberty Boys and the Georgia Giant; or, A Hard 111an to Handle. 83 The Liberty Boys' Dead Line: or, "Cross It If You Dare! 84 The Liberty Bc>ys "Hoo-Dooed" ; or, '!'rouble at Every Turn. 80 'l'he Liberty Boys' Leap for Life; or, The Light that Led 'l' h e m. 8 G The Liberty Boys' Indian Friend; or, 'l'he R edskin who Fought for I 8 7 'rhe Liberty Boys "Going it Blind" ; or, Taking Big Chances. 88 The Liberty Boys' Blac k Band; or, Bumping the British Hard. St1 'l'he Liberty Roys' "Hurry Call" ; or, A Wild Dash to Save a Friend. 90 The Liberty Boys' Guardian Angel; or, The Beautiful Maid of the i\lountain. 'll 'l'b e L !berty Boys' Brave Stand: or, Set Back but N o t Defeated. tl2 The Liberty Boys "Treed" : or, Warm Work in the '!.'all Timber. 52 The Liberty Boys' Scare; or, A Miss as Good as a Mlle. 03 The Liberty Boys' Dare: or, Backing the .British Down. 53 The Liberty Boys' Danger; or, Foes on Ali Sides. 94 The Liberty Boys Best Blows; or, Beating the British at Bennlng54 The Liberty Hoys' Flight: or, A Very Narrow Escape. ton. 55 The Liberty Boys' Strategy ; or, Out-Generaling the Ene my. 9t; The Liberty Boys in New J ersey; .or, Boxing the Ears of the Brit-5G The Liberty Boys' Warm W ork; or, Showing the Redcoats How lsh Lion. to Fight. DG The Liberty Boys' Daring: o r Not Afraid of Anything. 57 The Liberty Boys' "Push" ; or, Round to Get There. 97 The Liberty Boys' Long March; or, 'l.'he 111ove that Puzzled the 58 The Liberty Boys' Desp erate Charge; or, With "llfad Anthony" British. 59 Justice. And How They Dealt It Out. I/bbe rtty BB.oys Bi oldN or, Hot Time s on Harlem Heights. 60 'l'he Liberty Boys Bombarded: or, A Very "'arm Time. c '1 e r Y oys n ew ... ork; or, Helping to Hold the Great 61 'l' h e Liberty Boys' Seale d Orders; or, Going it Blind. City. 62 The Liberty Boys' Daring Stroke; o r With "Light-Horse Harry" 100 The I.l!Jerty Boys' Big Risk; or, Ready to 'l'ake Chance s. at Paulus Hook. 1 0 1 Tbe Liberty Boys Drag-Net: Qr, hauling the Hedcoats In. 63 The Liberty Boys' Lively Times; or, H e r e, There and Everywhe re. 102 The Liberty Boys' Lightning Work; or, Too Fast for tbe British. 64 lloys' "Lone Hand"; or, 1''ighting Against G r eat 103 Boys' Lucky Blunder; or, The l\Iista ke that H e lp e d 65 The Liberty Boys' Mascot: o r The Idol of t h e Company. 104 The Liberty Boys' Shrewd Trick: o r, Springing a Big Surprise. 66 The Liberty Boys Wrath : or, Going fo r the R edcoats Roughshod. lOli 'l'h e Liberty Boys' Cunning; or, Outwitting the Enemy. 67 The Liberty Boys' Battle for Life; or, The H ardest Struggle of lOG The Liberty Boys' "Big Hit" : or, Knocking the R edcoats Out_ All. 107 The Liberty Boys "Wild Irishman" ; or, A Lively Lad from 68 'l'he Liberty Bo;ys Lost: or, The Trap That Diel .Not WorlL Dublin. 69 'l'be Liberty Boys "Jonah": or. The :Youth Who "Q11ceretl" Everything. 108 The Liberty Boys' Surprise; or, Not Just W hat The y W ere Look-70 'l'he Liberty Boys' Decoy; o r Baiting I .he Brit. ish. In g For. 71 The Liberty Boys Lured; or, 'l'he Snarn the Enemy S e t 100 The L iberty Boys' Treasure; or, A Lucky Find. 72 The Liberty Roys' Ransom: or. Jn the Hands of the 'l'ory Outlaws. 110 Tbe Liberty Boys in Trouble: or, A Bad Run of Luck. 7 3 The Liberty Boys as Sleuth-Hounds; or, '!'railing Benedict Ar-111 The Liberty Boys' Jubilee: or. A Great Day for the Grent Cause. nolcl 112 The Liberty Boys Cornered; or, "Which 'Vay Shall "'e Turn?" F o r Sale by All Newsdealers, o r will be Sent to A n y Address o n Receipt of P rice, 5 C e n ts p e r Copy, by PRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS o f o u r Librar ies and cannot procure them from newsd ealers, they can be obtained f r o m this office direct. 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