The Liberty Boys at Albany, or, Saving General Schuyler


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A Weekly ft\agazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. lm1ed IVcekly-By $2.50 P"" year. Entered "" Cla.1s M atier Ill "th;e "New Yo .rk l'o•I OJ/ice, l"cbruary 4, rnoi, by Fra11k Tousey. Price 5 Cents. Suddenly there sounded the clatter of hoofs, and a. young ma.n, ba.rehea.ded and with a bandage on hia temple, rode into the encampment, He leaped to the ground and reeled toward Dick. crying: "There ia a plot on . foot . for the caP,t\ire of General Schuyle:r1•• •

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J Everytf.illjg! • • ?: !. COMPLETE SET IS A REG.ULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA! Each book oonsists of sixty-four pages, printed on good paper, in clear type and neatly bound in an attrl}'ctive, illustrated cover . . l\Iost of the books are also profusely illustrated, and all of tbe subjec t s treated upon are explained in such a simple manner that any !child can thoroug'hly unde.rstand them . Look over tbe list as classified and see if you want to know anythi1;1g about the subjects mentioned. ' THESE BOOKS ARE FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALTrnS OR WILL BE SENT BY 'l\1:AJL TO. ANY ADDRESS FROM THIS OFFICE ON RECEIPT 01<' PRICE, TEN CENTS EACH, OR ANY THREE BOOKS. FOR TWEN'.rY-FIVE CENTS. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN TIIE SAME AS MONEY. Address FRANK TOUSEY, 24 Union Square, N.Y. MESMERiSM. No. 72. HOW TO DO SIXTY TRIOKS WITH CARDS.-EmNo. 81. HOW TO MESMERIZE.-Containing the most ap bracing all of the latest and most deceptive card tricks, with ilproved methods of mesmerism; also how to cure all kinds of lustrations. By A. Anderson. diseases by animal magnetism, or, magnetic healing. By Prof. Leo No. 77. HOW TO DO FORTY TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Hugo Koch, A. C. S., author of "Hr the secret of palmistry. Also the secret of telling future events phone and other musical ipstruments; together with. a . brief de by aid of moles, marks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By A. Anderson. scription of nearly every musical instrument used in ancient or modern t i mes. Profusely illustrated. By Algernon S. l!'itzgerald , , ATHLETIC. for twenty years bar:drnaster of the Hoyal Bengal Marines. 6. HOW TO BECOME AN ATHLETE.-Giving full inNo. 59 . HOW TO :!\JAKE A MAGIC Etruction for the use of dumb bells, Indjan clubs , parallel bars, a description of tbe lantern, togetlier with its history and invention. ho izontal bars and various other rnethocfs of d e v e loping a good, Also full directions for its use and for painting slides . Handsomely healthy muscle; containing over sixty illustrations. Every boy can illustrated. By John Allen. tecorne strong an.I healthy by following the instructions contained No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Containing in this little boo!\. complete instructions for performing over sixty Mechanical Tricks. No. 10. HOW TO BOX.-Tbe art of selfdefense made easy. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. Containing over thirty Uiustrations of guards, blows, and the dirfer LETTER WRITING." .ent positions of a : go6d boxer . Every boy should obtain one of 'these useful and instructfve books, as it will teach you how to box No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVELETTERS.-"A most com-without an instructor. p lete little book, containing full directions fot writing Joveletters, No. 25. HOW TO BECOl\JE A GYllfNAST.-Containing full and when to u s e them, iriving spe cimen letters for young and old, 'i1:1structions for all kinds of gvmnastic sports and athletic exercises. No. 12. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO LADIES.-Giving Embracing thirtyfive illustrations. By W. Macdonald. complete instruc tions for writing letters to ladies on all subjects; A handy and useful book. also letters of introduction. notes and r e quests. No. 34. HOW TO FENCE.-Containing full instruction for No. 24. HOW 'l'O WRITE LET'rERS TO GENTLEMEN.-fencing and the use of the broaclswo:-J; also instruction in archery. 1 Conta. in.ing full direct . ions for writing to gentlemen on all subjects ; Described with t.wenty-one practical illustrations, giving the best also g1vmg sample letters for instruction. , positions in fencing. A complete book. No. 53 . HOW TO WRITE LETTERS.-A wonderful little TRICKS WITH CARD S 1:-ook, tell.ing you how to write to sweetheart, your father, • mother, siste r, b.rother, employer; and, m fact, everybody and anyN o. HOW TO DO WITH. body you wish to write to . Flvery young man and young explanat10ns of t'be general , principles of sle1ghtofhand appltcable lady in the land should haw this hook. to tricks; .of i:ard. witl_i ordino.-ry cards, aml 1;11;>t requjring . ;N? 74. '1'9 WRIT]jl. CORRE!JTLY.-Consle1g.htofhand, of tpcks mvolvmg sle1ghtof-hand, or the use of tamrng full mstruct1ons for wr1tmg letters on almost any subject; specially prepared cards. By Professor Haffner. Illustrnted. a l so rules for punctuation and composition, with specimen letters. (Continued on page 3 of cover.)

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. , . i/ HE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. We ekl y Magaz i ne Containing Stories of the American Revolution. Iii' Issu e d Weekly-B y Subscriptio n $2 . 5 0 p e r ye.pr . E n te r e d as Secon d Class M atte r at the Ne w York, N. Y ., Poat Otr,ce, Febrr.uiry ' 1901. Entered a ccording t o Act of Congress , i n the y ea1 1904, i n t h e o tr i c e of the Llbrarlan of Congr ess, Washin g t01', D . C ., by Frank Tousey , 24 U nion S qu a r e, New YorJs. NEW Y ORK, O CTOBE R 2 1, 190 4 . Pric e 5 Cent s . The Liberty Boys ot Albony OR, M. Ll_NE, Saving General Schuyler. By HARRY MOORE. CHAPTER I . IN ALBANY. "Wh e r e do w e g o , Dick?" " T o Albany, Bob." ' What for?" " W e are to r ende r s u c h ass i s ta n c e as i s possibl e to Gen e ral S ch uyler . " "But what i s the r e to do there? 'rhere will n ot b e a n y fighting to do, will . there?" "I d b n ' t kno w ; but I think it l ik e l y th e re will be." "I don ' t see how this can b e pos sible . There a r e no red" c oats up the r e, a r e the r e ?" "No, but the r e are a g r ea t many Tori e s . " " Wh a t ca n they do?" "Tha t is jus t i t, Bob. 'They are d oin g a l ot of dam a ge . G e n e r a l Wa shington told me that t h e r e are several bands o f '[' ories i n the vicinity 0 A lban y wh o arc engaged in t h e w ork of capturing patriots and carry i ng them u p into Canada, to be exchanged l ate r for Briti s h officers and sol d i ers who arc priso n e r s i n the hands of the patriots." ''Is t ha t so? Are the T o r ies doi ng that?" "Yes; and Genera l Schuy l er sent wor d to t he com m a nder-i n c hi ef, t e llin g him what is going o n , a nd as k i ng him to sen d a force up there to look after the To ries. Tha t i s why we are going." "Jove, the n there is a c h a nce for s om e livel y w ork, a f t e r all." "Yes." "But I d i d n't k now t h a t Gen e r a l Schuyle r w as t a kin g an :::::.tive p art in the war , Dick." "He is not in command of any pa t riot force, but he is doi ng good servic e for the patriot c a u s e, jus t the s ame . ' " "Wha t i s h e doing?" . "He, a id e d b y a n umb e r o f p atriot fri e nds, keep s w a tch ! and tries to captur e all m esse ng e r s and inte r cept a ll com muni c ation s b e tw e en Gen e r a l Haldimand up i n Canada and G e n e ra l Clint o n d own in N e w York." " I see ; that i s important work." ' "So it i s ; and it will b e our duty to ca pture the Tnries, o r scatte r the m and driv e the m away from the vici ni ty o f Albany." " W e are th e b oys for the w ork , o ld f e ll o w." It w as a b e autiful afte rnoon in Augu st.o f t h e year 178 1. A party of patriot tro o p e r s , to t he number . of one dr e d , w as ridin g alon g a road l e adin g northward p a rall e l with t h e Huds on River in N e w York , a t a poin t a fe w mi l e s north of Kings t o n . This p arty c on sis t ed of the youth s known as The Liberty Boys o f ' 7 6 . They had don e g reat w o r k for the patrio t cause durin g the five years jus t pa st, and they w e r e r e ady t o d o mor e w o rk. They wer e brave an d das hi ng, and di. d no t know the m eaning of . th e w ord fe a r . Their c aptain was a h a nd s ome, b r o nz e d youth name d Dic k S late r , and the fir s t li e ut enant was a youth of Di c k ' s ag e, nam e d Bob E s t a brook. The two w e r e g r eat frie nd s \ and chmns, for they lived o n a djoinin g farm s down in Westchester County, N e w Y ork, a nd th e sis t e r of e ach was : the swee th eart o f the o ther. I The c onver s a t ion aboveg iven was b e tween Di c k and B o b,' who rod e in a d v anc e of the compan y of Lib erty Boys. T his was the fir'st time tha t Dic k h a d sa id a n ything abou t t h e destination o f t he you t hs, s ave to say t hat they were bound for the n o rthern p a r t o f the Sta t e . This was iJl accord-

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.. • THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. ----1patriot said; "and I can find quarters for the rest a'f th_ homes of other patriots in the vicinity, I am sure . " . N. ance with hi s instructions, as it was deemed advi s able to keep their plan s a secre t, for fear the Britis h would learn of them and send some soldi ers up to Albany to aid the Tories. "That will put you to a good dea l of trouble , sir; an{ai I would pre f e r to keep my men togeth e r, so if there is how-good campiI\g -place nearby, I would rather go into camtrh The y were now nearin g the end of their journey, ever, and Dick thought it safe to t e ll whe re they bound for. were it is warm and pleasant out of doors." The Lib erty Boys arrived at Albany about the midd l e of the next forenoon, and w e re directed to the home of Genera l Schuyler by a man whom !hey met on the stree t. They wer e soon in front of the patriot's house, which was a large brick building, two s tories in h eight, sta nding well back from the str e et, in the center of a large lawn covered with trees. The youths di s mount e d, and Dick, t elli n g his comrades to remain where they w e re, ente r e d the yard anu walked to the house and up onto the piazz a . He knocked on the door, which was opened presently by a servant . "Is Gen e ral Schuyler at h ome?" a sked Di ck. "Yes, sah," r e plied the servant; "will yo' walk in, sa h ?" Di ck en tered anrl was s hown to the library. The servant w ent away, b u t hacl been gon e onl y a f e w minute s when a brisk ste p was h eard in the hall, and then a fine-looking man, well a l ong in years, e ntered the room. "Good morning, Genera l Sch u y l e r,'' said Dick. "Captain Slater! " exclaim e d the gen e ral, a nd then he seized Di c k' s hand and s hook it w a rmly . The two had met b e fore, when the Liberty Boys were in the North, and were w ell acq u ainted. They seated th emse lves and then the gene r a l said: "To what do I owe the honor o f this v i s it, Captain Slater?" "'rhe commander-in-chi ef sent me up h ere, sir, in c om pany with my Liberty Boys, in response to you r reque s t for some soldi e rs to a id you in looking af t er the Torie s . The gen era l s t arted and hi s face l ighted up. "Then y our.Lib erty Boys are with you!" he excla imed. "Yes, gen eral." "Good!" delight ecliy; "now the Tories and Indian s will ifiave to look out." "Indians, you say, sir?" in some s mprise. ''Yes; there are many Indian s and also Canadians who the Tories in the vicinity of Albany, and the y -re doi,ng a great deal of damage. They s t e al and pJund e r and sometimes mnrd e r the patriots, and they have captured a num ber an d carried the m up into Canada, to be exchanged for the Britis h officers and soldi ers." "And you wis h u s to get after them." "I do; and I know that they are destined to be treated to an unwelcome s urprise at an early date," ' with a smi le. "We wil l try to g iv e them a s urprise," said Dick; "but wh ere s h a ll we take up ou r quarters, sir?" The general pondered a few moments and then said: '] "I know a good place for you to camp." con "Where, sir?" de "In the old fort:" Di c k nodded. to "That will do s pl e ndidl y," he agreed. pa They talk e d a while lon ger, and the n Dick rose to ta]; t hi s d eparture. al "I will report here every day to receive instructions frori; you, gene ral," he s aid . . , "Ve ry w e ll, captain." At this mom ent a l ady of middl e age ente red the room, a nd the geDeral introduc e d h e r to Dick . She was Mrs. Sch u y l e r , a:icl an exceed in g l y plea sant woman . "I hav e h eard my hus band s p e ak of you a n d your brave Lib erty Boy s many times, Captain Slater," the l ady said . They t a lked a fow minutes and then Dick bowe d himseH ou t , and return ed to whe re hi s comrades were awaiting him. They had bee n in Alban y before, and knew where the fort was, s o they rod e s trai ght ther e and went into camp. ,. CHAPTER II. DICK MEETS JOE BETTYS . "How are you goin g to learn th e inte ntion s of the Tories, Dick?" "I am goin g to g o out and ming l e with th e m, Bob." "When?" "I s hall start out to-night." ' "You had better l et me go with you." "No, I'm goin g alon e." Th e Liberty Boys wer e in camp at th e o lcl :fort . It was nearing e v e nin g, and Di ck and Bob were s t an ding on the o l d ramparts, gaz in g down toward th e riv e r. They talk e d a while l onge r ancl th en Dick took his d e parture, a n d w ent to the home of G e n era l S chuy l er . and hac1 a t alk with him. "Your plan i s a good one," the general said; "but it has its dange r s . You will need to b e very car e ful, Dick." "I shal l be caref ul, si r. And now , wher e am I most lik e l y to encounter the lead e r s of the T ories ? Whe re am I lik e l y to find th eir h eadq u arte r s? " "To the north and west. from h e re, Dick." '!Th e r e are many Tories in that direction?" "How man y m e n hav e you, Dick?" "One hundred." "We can t ake care of tw enty-five o r thirty here," "Yes; the re arc m o r e Tories there than i n any othe r place . " the J "Then 1 will go there."

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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. 3 Afte r some furth e r conversation Dick took his departure and returned to the encampment in the old fort . The you ths h ad s u pper r e ady, and Dick ate heartily, after hich h e d offed his u niform anc1 donned a ... suit of citizen's lothi n g that had been given him by General The n he to l d Bob that he was to have command of the compa ny, and afte r givi n g a few instructions he took his d e p ar.t ur e . ' Dick walked , for he felt that i t woulc1 not do for him to g o wher e h e was going on horseback. He was going to ass himself off for -a poor young man, a Tory, who wished to j oin the T or ies and he l p them in their work of robbing and pillaging and kid n apping of patriot s . Jie was soon o u t of t h e town and walking along a country a d , whi c h led no r thward . He went in this direction about two miles and the n turned toward the west . H e wal ked o nwar d till he h ad gone perhaps six miles. It was now da r k . Presently h e came t o an o l d t avern which stooc1 in the edge of the t i mber, on l y a few r ods back from th e roac1. The r e were lights sh in ing t hroug h the two front windows, a n d through the open door came tlrn sound of loml talking and boisterous laughter. He turned toward the house and was soon at the Cl.oor. He l ooked i n and saw that the l arge bar room and offic e was filled with rough, bearded men anc1 Indians. T hey w-ere ' drinking and having what they consiJcred to be a g ood t ime. D ick did not l ike t h e l ooks of the crowd, and would ha1e w i thdrawn, but he was not quick e nough . H e had been seen, and a couple of the men seized him and dragged him into the room. "Heer's e r spy, Bettys !" one of the two cried, address i ng a big, villainou s looking man standi n g at the bar, drink ing. The ma n i n q u estion whir l ed and gave D ick a sear c h i n g look from fierce eyes beneath a scowling forehead . "Who air ye?" he asked, harsh l y . "Illy name i s Dick D unn," replied Dick. "Yer er spy, blast ye ! " The To r y placed his hand on the b utt of a pi s tol as he said this, and growls of anger escaped the lip s of a numb e 1 of the Tories, while tQ.e I ndian s fingered the handles of their knives and tomahawks and looked at the youth flerce ly. T he Liberty Boy knew h e was in great danger, but he did n ot l et on that he realized the fact . He was c o o l a n d cal m, aml s h ook his head a:nd said, quiet l y : "You are mistak e n, sir; I am not a spy . " "Whut ;e want heer, t hen?" " I want to join the loyali sts, si r." " .Oh, ye do, hey? " "Yes, sir." " / hur d 'ye li ve? " "About twenty m iles south fro m h e r e." "A.11' ye hev come u p b eer t er j i ne the r loyalists?" "Yes; I heard t h a t a Mr. W alte rmeyer and a Mr. B ettys were at the head of some parties of loyalists who were doing good wor k against the rebels, and s o I came up he r e try to join them." "Humph! I'm Joe Bettys . " "Are you?" exclaimed Dick. There was real sati& faction his face and i n his eyes, for he had wanted to meet t h is man, who was the mos t notorious 'rory in all region about Albany . He had been at the head of a party of Tories, Oanac1ians and Indians that had capture d . several prominent patriots and carried them off into Can ada . Dick was now certain ' that this was the band u nde r Be ttys . "Yas, I'm Joe Bettys. So ye wanter jine my force, d'ye ?" "Yes. " Dick glanced around him at the faces of the r oug h w h i t e men and the fierce looking redskins, and saw that they l ooked disappointed-that is, the majority of them did . Some of the white m e n were gri1111ing broadly . It was evident that they were amused to think that such a com paratively young fellow should think of joining their }Janel, made up of rough men of middle age and of bloo.d-thirsty redskins. Joe Bcttys seemed to undersbmd what his men were thinking, for he said, quickly : "We don' want no tend e r young ste r s in our band, young feller. \Ye want men, an' only men, d'ye unne rstan'?" Dick was desirous of being p ermitted to be with the ba ncl a while, in order to secure th ' e information possib l e regarding their p l ans, and so h e was read.r to do whateve r was necei;s ary in order to achieve his purpo se. He ki!ew that, with such rough and de perate cha ra cters , the onl y thing that would impress them was a showing ol' courage and physical prowess, and w h e made up his mind to p rove to them that he was as much 0 a man physically as any o f them. "I'm as goocl a man as any of you," he said, quietly . Bettys ancl the majority of the men laughed loudly at this, and a number ga1e utte r ance to sarca s tic remarks . "Jes' lis t en ter " im !" "Er man !-ob, oh!" "Ez good a man ez e nny uv us!" "Wlrnt cl"ye think nv thet?" I.How c1'ye lik e thet, Big Ike?" All eyes turncc1 towarc1 a great, big, bla c k-bea r ded ruf fian, who was drinking at the bar. H e was at l east six feet tall, and was l arge in proportion . It was evident that he was very strong, hlit h e was a lso very awkward. He turne d s lowl y around, looked at hi s comrades with a grin, an d then faced Dick, his hands on his hip s and leered at hi m. "Whut wuz thet ye sed, young feller?'' he que ried , l y; "clid I unnerstan' ye ter remark thet ye wuz ez good e r man ez enny uv u s in heer ?' ' "Yes," replied Dick, promptly, to the evident s urprise of a ll ; " I made s u ch a remark . " "But I reckon ye hedn' notussed er fell er e rbout my s ize whe n ye sed e t, hey?" w ith a g rin.

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• . ... 4 THE LIBERTY BOYS Nr . ALBANY. "Oh, yes; had noticed you." "Who'd 'a' thort et!" "Did ye 8ee thet !" l o "Whut !" 'rh e big fellow s tar e d in amazement, and exclamations o[ R urprise escaped the lip s of th e others, with the except ion of the Indians, who look e d s tolidly on without speak ing , though one or two gave vent to guttural 11 "Say, th et ueats ennythin ' !" "I wouldn ' hcv berkeveu et!" " Such w ere a few of the exclamations . I As for Big Ike, he la y on the floor and flound e red arounc"Say," brok e in Bettys, with a wink at th e others; "ef ye'll hol' yer own e rg 'i nst Big Ike, young feller, I'll take ye onter ther ban'." "Won't you tak e m e on, anyway?" "No; we don' want ennybuddy but men, an' ye're gotter prove thet ye air one, an' er good one at that, afore I'll agree ter let ye jine us. Ef ye c'u'd hol ' yer own erg'inst Ike, ye would be provin' et all right, an' none uv ther boys'd objeck ter yer j'inin' us." "Oh, all right, then," said Dick, calmly; "I'll see what I can do against Big Ike." There was a c horus of boisterous laughter , and one cried out: "Say, Ike , I pi tty ye, I do fur er fack." "Yes, yes," from another; "ye hed better make yer will." "What do yon want me to do?" asked Dick; "shall we wrestle, or fight-or what?" "I guess ye may ez fight," Bettys; "though don ' think et'll be much uv er scrimmage." "W' y I kin break 'irn in two, Joe," said Ike, scorn fully; "sot one uv ther other boys onter ' im." Possibly Bettys did not that Dick should become a member of the band; be that a s it may, he shook his head and s aid, decidedly: "No, he hez gotter fight ye, Ike; ef he kin git ther bet ter uv ye, er even ho!' his own e rg'inst ye, be kin jine us; but ef he kain't , he will hev ter go back ter hi s home." "Oh, all right, Joe; but et'd be more even ef ye wuz ter tie up my right han'. I kin lick 'im with ther lef' han'." "Don't be too sure of that," said Di ck; "you may be glad to have the use of both. Are you ready?" "Yas; air ye?" "I am." "All right; look out fur yerself !" CHAPTER III. THE DOWNFALL OF BIG IKE. and gasped at a great rate. It was evidently difficult fo him get his breath. He snorted and groaned, and the rough white men an the red s kin s watched him with wonder and amazemen Then they looked at Dick, and the look of wonder grew o their face s . It was plain that they cou ld nol und c rstan how thi s beardless youth had managed to down their com rade. "Say, how did ye do et?" askeu B ettys: s taring at Diclc. Dick pretended to be surprised. "Why, it was easy enough," h e replied; "it was no trouble at all." The lead e r of the ruffianly band grinned. "Yer right , et didn ' seem ter be e nny trubbl e," he said; "but I don' unn e rstan ' et." By this tim e Big Ike . had got hi s breath and was sitt ing up, glaring at Dick fiercely. "Jes' ye wait!" he growled; "jes' ye wait, bla s t ye!" "I'm waiting," said Dick, calmly and in s uch a matter of -fact ton e th a t th e hearer s were amused and 1 _ This made Ike madder than ever, and he glared a; '>:rily at hi s comrades. "Shet yer heads!" he cried; "whut ye rnee n by cacklin ' like thet, ennyhow ?" "Come, come, Ike; don' git wrath y." said Bett_vs; "re member, ye hev be'n kno c k e d down by er boy, an' thet ther m en hev er right ter s nick er at ye e r bit if they feel like et.'' "No, they hain't; et wuz a11 a axident, an' h e couldu' do e t erg'in in er hum1erd yeers, an' I warns all u v ye the t ther feller whut larf s at me'll be sorry fur et!" The men sobered np at this. EYidently they feared Big Ike. 'l:h e bigfellow n o w scramb led slowl y and awkwar dly to hi s feet. H e shook him self much after the fashion of a big New foundland, and then s hook hi s finger at Dick. "Young feller," h e said, slowly and viciou sly; "ye hev don e sum tbin ' th e t ye' ll b e sorry fur." "Is that so?" Big Ike ru s hed a t Dic k and struck at him all his "Yas; ef ye heun ' hit me, I wouldn" hev lmrt ye cnny mig ht. ter nv, but now I'm goin ' ter jest e rbout ha'[ kill 'Evidently h e never took into cons ideration the fact that ye!" he might the mark aimed at. 1 Dick kne w that if he thi s fellow hi s p lace _woulcl H d.d 1 f D ' k d k 1 d th , be secure, and so h e decided to take the bull by the horns, c t rn 1 ss, 1owever , or ic , uc ec an e man s 1 • :fist passed over his shoulder. Then the youth struck out i so to . . with all might, and his fis t caught Big Ike in the pit I He did not wmt for Ike to say anythmg more, but made a of the s tomach, do,1bling him up and causing him to take : s udden l eap forward and gave him a blow fair between . the a seat on the floor, with a crash that shook th e building. 1 ' eyes, knocking him down again with a cras h. A chorus of exclamations escaped the lip s of the spec. Again exclamation s escaped the lips of the ruffians, and : c tators. ev<>l the redskins gave gnttmal grunts and

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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. look e d at the youth with surprise and almost admira tio n in their e y es. "I've got to thras h him , " s aid Di c k , addressing B ettys ; so T want to have a t it and ge t it don e a s qui c kly a s possi b l e." Be t ty s gr i nn e d and l ooke d at the you t h w ith a pprov a l , th o u gh h e was evidently g reat l y s u r prised by the manne r in whic h Bi g Ike w as b e in g handle d. H e had s upposed t hat the m a n w o uld ge t the b ette r o f the youth with out any d iffic ulty whatever. Ik e was slightly dazed b y th e b l o w and the fall , but soon r ecove r e d suffic i e n t l y to scr a mbl e to hi s fee t , and h e now ru s h e d at the y outh with a ro a r lik e tha t o f a mad bu ll. , H e s tru c k out wit h both l1i s g r eat fis ts; hi s arm s r e se mbl e d flail s . H a d a s in g l e b l o w take n effect it would have knock ed Dic k sensel ess; but the youth w as far t o o lively and c l e Y er to permit th is. H e du c k e d , dodge d ancl evade d , a n d presently, getting the c h a nce he w as waitin g for , he dealt t h e fello w a t e rribl e blow o n t h e ja w , kno c king h im down a n d r en d er in g him sensel ess . A lon g br eat h esca ped t h e spectators almost as on e m a n . T hey w e r e alm ost p ara lyzed wit h a mazem ent, and stare d from the fall en man to the v i c tor with w ond ering eyes . They exa min ed the youth fro m head to fee t scrutiniz ingly , fo r they c oul d not see how i t w as p ossib l e that h e h a d t h e b ette r of the b i g man. ''.\ low d i d ye do e t ?" "\\' h o l 'arnt ye h o w t e r fight?" ' Say, ye air e r h ard hitte r! " "Et bea t s e r m u l e kic kin ' !" S u c h W t'rc a few of t h e exc lamation s give n utte r a n c e to . B ettys w a in reality p lea e d b y t h e resnlt o f t h e affair. Secr e tl v h e stoo d i n fea r o f t h e fall e n m a n , and n o w that h e h a d ber n b eate n b y thi s you t h , i t w ould t a k e away hi s presti ge ancl h e w o uld not dare try t o bull y t he m e n any mor e . , ' I 'Yo un g fe ll e r, yer a ll ri ght," h e said; " a n ' ye kin :jin e m y force. [ wus h' t Theel e r hull lot mor e fe ll e r s lik e ye.' ' "Thank you,'' sai d Disk; ''I'm s orr y t hat I hand l e d. Ike so r ou g hly, but I l1ad t o do it. H e wouldn ' t have been willi n g t o acknowledge himself b eate n , anC! s o I had to : kno ck him sense l ess . " "'l' h c f s so; a n ' ct's a ll ri g ht. T h e r li c k in ' w011' hurt ' im." T he r e wns a wait o f a f e w minutes, and the n B ig Ike s lowl y scr a mbl e d to hi s feet . His eyes wer e s woll e n a l mo s t s hu t , a nd h e w as a n ything b u t a p l e a s i n g sight. H e was not g ood-lookin g at his best , and now h e w as certa in l y u t l1i s wor s t . , ' R e dic1 not say a word , and n e i ther did an y of hi s com r ad es. 'J'hcy w a t r h ec1 him close ly, for they wond e r e d wh a t h e would clo. 'rhey h alf e x pec t e d , h alf hoped that h e woul d r e11e w the comb a t with the y oun g stra n ge r . Big Ike d i d n othing of the kind , however. H e was w i s e r tha n o n e mi ght think, to look at him . H e k new t hat t h e h a nd some, lith e -form e d youth w as h i s mas te r , a nd was n o t r ager to aga in try conc l us ions wit h hi m. H e g lare d around him, upon the fa c e s of hi s com r a d es ; cloubtl ess , had one of th e m s a i d a word to ange r h im, o r even l o ok e d a t h im in a manne r that h P did not like h e w o uld ha rn attack e d the p e r s on in question . B u t not o n e said a w o rd o r l ook e d at h im i n a n y way that h e could t a ke exce ption to; so, w i t h a grunt, h e s trod e out o f t h e r o o m. H e paused jus t o u t s id e t h e open doorway , turne d and s hook hi s fing e r at Dick. "Young f e ll e r, y e wanter l ook out!" h e hi ssed. " Y e h e v mad e an e n e my UV B ig Ike D unton , an' h e never for gives e r fo r g e t s . I'll he v r even ge on t e r ye, ef et t akes me a ll thc r re s' u v m y life ! I 'll hev yer h ea rt's blood!d ' y e heet ! " Dic k faced t h e s p e a k e r c a l m l y and nodded with a s mile on hi s face. " Oh, yes, I h ear," h e s aid. ''I hav e he ard m e n make threats b e for e . " The y outh 's coolne ss and fear l ess ne ss surprised t h e spec tators . They began to think h e was the mo s t r emarkabl e _ youth that they h a d e v e r seen , and in this they w e re rig h t tho u g h they did n o t r e a ll y think ver y abo u t i t. "Ye look out fur me, thet's a ll !" s aid Big Ike, h o arsely, anu h e t urne d a nc1 s t rod e away. O HAP'l'ER IV. A PRiflONER . "D'ye . s'pose Ike hez l e f' u s fur goo r l ? " a s k e d o n e of the m 0 n , addressing B etty s . "I think e t lik e ly," w as th e r e p l y . "Waal , I don ' keer mu c h , fur m y p a rt. " "Neeth e r d o I," from a n oth e r ; " h e w ante d t e r b o s s , o r e lse h e' d fight e r fe ll er . " "I woul d h ave had to s h oot him Roon e r 0 r l a t e r , an' the t's er fa ck," s a i d Betty s ; "Ro J g ues;; e t' E go od t h e t h e . hez gone." They ta l k e d a whil e anc1 t h e n the bu s i n ess that had b rou ght them to ge th e r th e r e ca m e up for discu s sion. Di c k learned that plan s for the capture of a patri o t w a s b e in g made . The patriot in question was Col o n e l Gan q e . \'Oort, who l i ved i n t h e s u burb s of Alba n y . '11h e re was qu i te a l ong discussion, (llld vari o u s p l a n s w er e discu sse d. Dick li s t e n e d with a liv e l y deg reei of in terest , a s m a y well be s u pposed. H e d e t ermine d to foil t h e p l an s of the Torie s , if possibl e. Wh il e they w e r e t al kin g away th e re , discussin g the mat t e r , t h e door was ope n e d a n d s udden l y o n e of t h e men ut te r ecl an e xcla;na tion a nd , pointing toward t h e doo rway) c ri ed: . " I 1ook tha r ! " A 11 turned their h ea d s and l o ok e d , and the re stood Ik0 Dunto n a n d anothe r ma n , a stran ge r , Dick judged . l kr-h ad a pi s to l o u t and level e d a t Di ck, and a s the in ,,.......

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6 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. mate s or the room looked around he said, in a tone o.f tri-1 s take, if they took a notion to do it," the youth told him umph: s elf . "Thet young whe lp i1:; e r reb e l an' er s py, Joe Bettys ! Seeze 'im !" There was a brief p e riod 0 s il e nce, and then B e ttys said : "How d'ye know thet, lke ?" "This heer man tol' m e." All eyes were on th e stranger . "Who air ye?" B e tty s a s k ed. "My name is H e nry Walton." "Whar ye rum?" "Albany." "An' yer er loyal man?" "Yes." "Whut d 'ye know e r b out thi s youn g f eller?" "I know that he i s a r e b e l spy. I know, too, that h e is captain of a comp a ny of r e b e l troope rs . His name Dick Sl a t e r, a nd hi s m e n a r e in c amp in th e old fort . " "Whut ! It th e t so, s ur e e nuff ?" "Yes." "Ye b e t et i s," s aid Ike triumphantly; "I m e t Mi ster Walton down t h e r road a leetle w ays, an' h e axed m e cf I hed seed e r young fell er com e e rl o ng this way . I tole 'im the e r 11uz er youn g stra n ger hcer at the r t a v e rn, an' h e sed be guessed the t h e wuz ther c h a p h e wuz arte r. Then he axed m e wuz I e r l o y a l m a n, an' I sed y as, an ' he tol' m e thet ther youn g feller wuz e r r e b e l an ' e r s p y." "So the f s e t , hey? " fro m B ettys; "wa al, I g u ess thet we' ll je s ' make e r pri s' n e r uv th e r s p y an' show 'im how • we treet sech .fe ller s." Dick , of cour se, \\(as g r e atl y take n aback and dis appoint ed . H e had not ex pect e d a n ything of thi s kind, and the s u dden a ppearance of the two , and th eir state m ents cam e a s a shock. He realized that it w o uld b e f olly to try to escape. He coul d not hop e to do so. The r e w e r e at lea s t tw e nty of the whites and Indians , and h e would be s e iz e d if b e at tempt e d to e scap e ; the n, too, th e r e was Big Ike with the levele d pi s tol. True, t h e f e llow'r; eyes w e r e a lmo s t clos ed, and it was probabl e that h e c ould n ot see to t a k e . aim good, bu t then, he would not have to tak e aim at s u c h clog e quarters; a s nap shot was all th a t ll"as ne e d ed. Betty s ord e r e d >:om e o f th e m e n to se ize Dick, and the y obeyed. H e offe r e d no resi st ance, and hi s arm s w e r e qui ck ly bound, and he was conducted to a room up s tairs and lo cked in. "Stay thar till we m ake up our min 's whut t e r do with ye," said Joe B e tty s . "I will s tay because I hav e to do s o , " r e plied Di ck. "Haw, haw, haw! So ye do!" The Torie s went bac k downstairs, and Dick was l eft to his thou ghts . f H e was not pl e ased with hi s situation at aU. He did not like the looks of the Torie s and Indians . They seeme d capable of anything. "I don't believe they would he sitate to burn me at the The n the thou ght struc k him that there was a chanq that the y might decide to carry him a pri s oner to Canada. in. company with Colon e l G a nsernort, if the y s u cceeded i1 capturing the l atter. This, of course, Dick did not want to have take place. 1 " I have work to do here, and d o n "t want to be taken awa • from it," he told him s elf. Then he thought of try in g to escap e . H e te s ted th bond s binding his arms , but foun
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THE l1IBER'rY BOYS AT ALBANY. . \ "Come with me; Injun show you how t' git 'way without seen, ugh." I Dick followed the redskin, treading soft ly, and they were but in the hall in a few moments. The Indian took hold of Dick's arm and l ed him toward the rear of the building. At the end of the h all was a indow, and the Indian opened it. "Shed outside," h e whispered; "can git down that way. .,,ome, Injun goin', too." 1 "You are going with me?" in surprise . ';/ "Ugh! Bad white men fin' out that L ong Lance he'p [fhite boy, mebby, an' kill Injun. No stay . No like t' way bad white men do, ennyhow." "Good! I'm gl ad of it. Go aheafl, and I ' ll "be right ith you." The Indian climbed noiselessly through the window and lowered hi mself to the roof of: the shed, and Dick fol lowed suit. Then they made their way down the roof to the edge and l eaped to the gro und , only or eight feet away. As they did this they heard trampling of: feet in the hall way upstairs, and then 'Wild shouts rent th e night air. ''Ther pris'ner hez escaped ! Ther reb , el hez got erway !" OHAP'l'ER V. SPOIT,n\G 1' I rn TORIES pJ,ANS. a great hue and cry . The Tories and Indians were evi dently out and after the fugitives. "They are pursuing us, Long Lance," said Dick. "Ugh! But no can ketch us. Long Lance fastest run ner uv all the braves, an' white boy fast runner, too . If white boy can hol' out, then we git 'way easy." "Oh, I can hold out, a ll right. I could run half the night, if necessary . " They ran on and on, for at l east half an hour, and then the redskin came to a stop . Dick did'the s ame. They both listened intently . Not a sound was to be heard. If the Tories and Indians had not given up the chase, they had be(ln thrown off the track, for their voices were not in evidence. "Now, where white boy want t' go?'' the redskin asked . "I guess I will go back to Albany." "Ugh. Then J..iong Lance go to t' place he know 'bout, where um be safe . " "Which way eha ll I go to reach town, Long Lance?" "lnjun show white boy. Come." He struck out, and Dick kept close at his heels. 'l'hey walked along for three-quarters of an hour, and then they came to the edge of the timber. 'l'he Indian pointed ahead . "Town yoncler," he saicl; "ha'{ hour walk 'way." '"I'hank,, yo11, Long Lance; you have
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8 Tll:E LIBBH'l'Y BOYS AT .ALBANY . . Unfortunat ely a dog, of whose presence the Lib e rty Boys had not known, heard the Torie s c oming and rus h e d out upon them, barking at a great rate , and they turne d an d fled. Fearing that they would lose the c hanc e to damage the Tories and Indian s , the youth s set out in pur s uit , firin g a s they went. They brought down three of the scoundr e ls, but th e rest scattered and made their escape. Two of the d e ad1 m e n were Tories, the oth e r was a n Indian. The shot s arou s ed th e Gansevoort household , a nd all was confu s ion for a tim e . Th e c olon e l c am e rus hin g out, armed with a s word and pi s tol, and when Di c k told him who he was, th e office r s hook band s with him and thank e d him for what h e and his Lib e rty Boys had done. "You a r e mor e th a n w e lcome," s aid Dick; "this i s what w e come up h e r e for." "Well, I hop e that y ou will s ucceed in scatterin g the s coundr e l s to th e four wind s and putting a s top to their ua' tardl y work." '•I hope so, sir." " I wonde r i f the re is a n y danger that the T o ries will r e turn? " ask e d Bob E s tabrook. " I h a rdl y know," r e pli e d Dick; "it i s possible tha t t h e y mi ght com e back, afte r w a itin g till they think w e have gone away." " What ar e you croin g to do, then, Di c k'?" "I guess w e will r e main here till morning and keep wat c h . " "l think that i s the best and safest plan." '' l shall only b e too g lad to ' hav e you r e main," s aid G e n eml Gansevoo rt. "It will mak e u s feel abs olut e l y (lafe, whe re oth e rwise w e should fee l afraid th at the Tories would return and accompli s h their purpose a f t e r all." Then h e invit e d them to tak e up the ir pos ition in t h e house, and th e y did s o , occup y in g the room s on the g round floor, whe re it was possibl e to keep wat c h out of th e win dow. The Liberty Boy s lay d o wn up o n th e floor and got some sle e p, with the exception of those who s tood g u a rd at the window s . Perhap s two hour s passed and th e n th e alarm was given . The s entinel s h a d c au ght s i ght of the Tori es. . Th e Liberty Boys w e re up ri ght away and r eady for bus iness. The Tories evid e n tly Lhoug l 1 t t h a t thi s time they w e r e s afe, for the y a dva n ced to the r ear door a nd knocked upon it. Dick went to the door and called out: "Who is ther e ?" ".A friend," was the r e pl y in a hoarse v o ic e ; "open the door." "What do you want?'.' "I have news for Colonel Gansevoort." "What is the news?" "Open the door and I will t ell you." "You can t e ll m e a s w e ll with th e door shut." "No; open th e d o or and tell th e c olonel that a friend wants to see him . " .At. this in stant th e win dows w ent up s uddenly with a s lidin g noise that s ounded l o ud in the s tillne s s of the night. Th e n th e crac k , c r ack, c rack! of mu s ke t s was heard, fol.:. lowe d b y yell s a nd s h r i eks fro m th e lip s of the Tories and Indiai1 s . Again the y hacl been tak e n b y s urprise. They fired a volley in r eturn, but did no dam a ge, and t h e n the y retreated as before, ieavi ng sever a l of th eir num b e r l y in g on the g r o und. The Libert y Boys sallied o u t a n d w e n t i n p ursuit; bu h e r e the Tories w e re a b l e to m o re t han h old their own , fo r they s ucceed e d in mak i n g their e ca p e with o ut s u s t ai n i n0 any furth e r d a m age . Th e youth s foun d t h ree dead T oriee, a n d t h e r e w ere two wound e d Tories a nd two wound e d I n d i a ns. These w en' taken into th e ser v an ts ' quart e r s and their woun d s w ere dressed. "Just a s s oon a s th eir w o und s will p ermit 0 their b eing moved, you c a n s en d t he m to the jail," sa i d Dick " I will do s o , " said t h e col onel. The Lib erty Boy ' s rem ained ti ll m o rnin g, a nd the n w en t b ac k to th eir e n cam pm ent in the okl f ort. CHAPTER VI. LONG LANCE BRING S N EW S . There was g r eat excite m ent in Alban y th a t da.y.l The idea o j the T o ries c omin g Tight into the city a nd try ing to captur e and carry off a m a n of th e p romin e nce o f Colon e l Gansevoort was e nou g h to arouse th e exc item ent and indi g n a tion o f tli e c itizen s . "Who will b e nex t ? " was t h e quest ion heard on all sides. And th e n som e on e w o ul d r ema r k t h a t i t w o uld be b a d for the Tories and T ndi a n s it t hey tri e d a n y tric k s wbi].e the Lib erty Boys w e re on h a nd to ge t afte r them. Di c k went to G e n e r a l S c hu y l e r 's h o m e a n d m ade hi s re p ort re g ardin g the d oing s of the night before. The gen e r a l was d e li ghte d . "am g lad that you struck tli e m s u c h a h ard bl o w , Dick! " h e said; "it will be a lesson to the m, I am confi dent." "I hope s o , sir. " The n Di c k w ent back to the e n ca mpm e nt. Two d ays passed and all was quiet. The n , on t h e e v e nin g of t h e secon d d ay, j u s t a s th e L ib e rty Boys w e r e s ittin g down to t heir s up pe r, the s e ntinel on the north s ide the fort cha ll e n ge d some one. "Halt! Who come s the r e ?" It was an Indian , and h e a dvanc e d with a stately air, and pau s ed at the command from the sentinel.

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/ j T H E LIBE R T Y BOYS A T ALBANY. 9 "Who arc you?'' th e sentinel fked, staring at the r ed kin in wornl e r. '.':file Lon g Lance." "Oh, you arc, eh?" with ii, grin. ""Wh ere'8 yonr l ance?" he sentinel Wthe n Dick bade t h e genrra I good-morning a n cl t ook hi:-; rlepa r ture. Whe n h e got hack to the encampme n t he gave the c ommand to break camp. They r eady within a n h our, nml mounting t h eir h orses, rode away towa r d t h e n o r t h . 'T'wo hours l ate r t hey cam e t o a stop on t h e n o r t h bank of the Moh aw k River . Di ck took a survey of the situatio n , an r l p r esentl y st> lecte d a site fo r t h e en ca mpm ent.

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10 TIIE LIBERTY BOYS AT 1\LBANY. It was on the top of a bluff, and it "oullinrnl s lo crop . b<> g l ad io ;;cc Di ck . He haarnc. H Wtls evident Urnt 1 liHed up his Yoice and call ed oui: they were m ore lhan satisfied with the cha n ge . i "Elly'. l Wy ! Corne hc_er ! " . . . '"l'he n, too , we lrnYe a goo d prmrpcct of getting into a 'Co111111g, (aUwr," came ma Rweel YOl CC, from w 1thm t fight witb tb e Tories and r erhkinR," s aid Bob, with an air cab i11, ancl the n a 1w etty g irl n pp cared in the cloorwa.)\ of satisfactio n. "What clo you wn-\rhy, 1\Jr. Slniel' ! " "Of course that pl eases you," s mil e d IJick. S h e hnd recognized nnr1 no w Rhe forwal'd and gnve him h e r hnn
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THE LIBERTY BOYS A T ALBANY. d it will b e w e ll for you to keep a shar p l ookout in the ime." 'We'll do e t , Di ck.' ' Dick thou ght a whi l e and the n said: "If you s h o uld be both e r e d by the T ories o r India ns, or h , at an y t i me, fir e three pi s t o ls hot s i n quic k s u ccess i o n, d we will b e h ere jus t as qui c k a s w e can get h e r e." ' All ri g h t ; I'll r e m e mber, Di c k.'' Whe n they had :fin i li e d e atin g it was n o t ye t da rk. Di c k sat down in front of t h e cabin besi de t h e o l d m a n , d they talk e d till i t was clark. The n D ic k ro8e and said w o ulcl be going. H e b ade the g irl g oodn ight, ancl the n in compan y with old ma n he walke d d own to the ril'er , t o w he r e the boat s tied. T h e you th got in and took the o arn, arn l llir. Sand e r s tied the painte r and p u she d l h e boa t oIT. Di c k row e d out in to l he strea m and hc11dcd di a gona ll y ro8s iL. About a thow m nd yard::: down was a n ii-Janel a b o ut a a r t e r of a mil e l o n g by one hu ndred pnl s in width. H e s tood the r e , li s tenin g, :iml prese ntl y th e ye lling and w h o oping cease d a sec ond tim e. " I g u ess ib; all ove r," the Liberty Bo y s aid to himself; " I m ay as w e ll g o a h e ad.' ! H e h ad ta k e n on l y tw o o r th ree s t e p s w h e n a g ai n h e heard ye ll s and who o p s . "Not don e yet ? " he murmure d ; "jove, I w i s h th e y would fight till they wi p ed oi;i.e anoth e r out. That would s ave m y L iberty Roys a l o t o f t r o ubl e . " P rese n t l y t he n o ise c ease d again, an d afte r wai tin g a few mo m ents Dick starte d o nw ard. "It's all oYer now, I g u es,:," h e s aid to h i mself. The n s ucldenl y h e pa u sed a n d uttere d an exclamati on o f di s m ay . From acroi::,; the r i l'cr 11nd u p it a ways came the s ound o f t hl'ce in swif t s u ccessio n . "The s i gna l t hat Unc l e H ank an d Ella a r e in t r o ubl e l" t h e youth exclaimed . " W ha t s h all I d o ? " D i c k jus t c lear ed t h e west encl o f the i s l and and conU HAPTER VIII. nued onward t o w ard the ot h e r s h ore. H e r eached the s h ore presently a t a p o i n l a l moi;t oppm;i t e THE CAP TURE OF '.ELLA. c bluff o n \rb irh was the encampment . D ick r o wed i n l o a a n d l eaped ai:;hore and tied It did not l ake him long to d eci de what to do. e t 6 .;tc:r. This was one charac l er istic of Dick's-that.h e was quick . i s done, he stoo d perfertly and l istened i n tently. I to d eci de in an emergency. • H e w i s h e d lo be s u re t hat his presence h ad no t been disThe troub l e was, that the L i berty Boy w ould n ot und e r v e r ecl. stand t ha t the p i s t o l -shots w a s a s igna l, for D ic k h a d n o t H e .bear d no thing to i n dica t e t he prese nce of any of i.he gone back to the encmnpm,,nt a n d explained t h e m atte r to orics o r in thr vicillitY. them. ''l g uess t hen' a r e none of th e m a r o u n d.'' h e t h ought. Tlc had uot cspectcd that t he old hunter wou l d b e in H e k new. howeYCr, lhal iL was poss ible for half a doze n trouble so Koon. ' d . kin s t o be i n the Y ici oi ty, a ncl yet no sound woul d be Now that he 1rnR i n tronblc , Dirk was determined to g e t iarl e to IJe lrny t h e m . him out of i t, if ,,;u c h a lhing was possible. "'J'h at's t l w trouble w hen one i::; dealin g r edsk i ns, " H e w hirl ed and r a n bae:k to lhe bank of the riv e r and, e m uttered t o hi mi:;eH; "lhcy a r c so c un ning and stealthy \ 1 ni.ying t he p ai n ter. I Pa peel i nto the boat and seize d the at a fellow h as to be o n hi s g u ard all th e t i me, and e v e n oa r s . H e r o w e d wit h all bis m ight and heade d a c ross the w1i h e is li ke l y to be taken by surprise just whe n h e thinks river . fl i s s a fes t.., T h ere w ere hro i n i.hc strea m , b u t Di c k went H e mo ved til owly anrl cautio u s l y up from the b a n k o f t11 e rjght p as t th e l o w e r end o i t hem, ancl was s oon n e aring IYer. I th e south s h o r e of the r iver . H e paused eve r y few minutes an d li;;t e n e d. H e presently gave vcut t o a s hrill w histle, the n anothe r . At l a t h e r eac hed the top of t h e slope and was o n the and s till another, a n d th en a t th e e n d of this h e utte r e d o int o f s trikin g off i n the dir ectio n o i t he T o r ies e ncam p seve r a l ca ll s not u n l i k e the y odeli n g o f t h e G ermans . cnt, when h e heard l oud ye ll s, a n d p a u sed instan tl y . 'T'hi s wa2 a s ignal that Di c k a n d the Lib erty Bo ys u n de r-"Hc llo, wha t does t h i s mea n ? " h e asked himself. stood t o mea n t h ai. t h ere w as n eed of t he prese nce of the B y l i s t e nin g c losely h e m ade out tha t i t was a comming -L iberty Boys immedi ate ly, a t the st )Ot from whe nce the ng of t he ycll.s o f whit e m(!D a n d t h e who ops of r e d sk in s . s i g n a l sou nded, and t h e youth clic1 no t flo ubt th a t hi s com The n there was a bri d pe ri od o r s il ence, a n d D ick w as on ra d cs w ould be a t t h e s h o r e awaiting him. he point o f s t arting aga in , whe n t h e yell s ancl whoo p s broke A s h e d r e w n ea r the b ank, h e hcarcl ans1rnring whis tles u t afresh. and yod e lin gs, and Raid t o himscl f, joyorn;] y : . " I guess I h av-e been i n dul g in g in fir e w a t e r and the "The boys arc o n h and." bites and reels ar e havin g a pitch e d b attle," was Dick's T he next mom ent his boat R tru c k t h e s h ore, and h e l eape d h o u ght. 1 0 '1t and ti eel the painte r t o a tree. .Ju s t t hen the Lib erty

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12 THE LlBEDR'l'Y BOYS A'l' ALBANY. Boys appeared , and they s1rarrnccl around Dick and asked The youths mad e their way back to their enca mpmen what was the trouble. and then talked th e matter over. "Tell us, quick!" cried Bob E sta brook, eagerly. Dick dec ided that the first thing to do mu; to reconnoi "Come with me!". cried Di ck; "the old hunter , Hank the encampment of the Torie s and r edsk in s . S anders, and his daughter, Ella, arc in troubl e . Come!" "It may be possibl e that the g irl can b e rescued wit He bounded away up the s hor e , and after him came the out our having to attack th e e n e m y," he sa id . Liberty Boys, excite d and eage r. "But why not attack them , Di ck?" nskcd Bob, who w 'fhey ran with all possibl e spee d, and were soon at the always in for 1_ at ever y opportunity. And wher old hunter's home. there exi ste d no r e al opportun i t y h e would hav e tried t 'l'he old man had been kno c k e d clown and wa,: somewhat mak e one, a s a rule. he asked. He rowed straight across towa rd the opposite s ide 0 the "Nothing," was the prompt reply; "you jus t s tay h e re n ver. and rest easy, a nd we Lib er t y Boys will attend to this matTh e re was no moon , but it was a clear, starlight nig h( , t er for you'." and it was possib l e to see fairly well a s ho r t distance, though "Y cs, weu re cue Ella, or kill ever y Tory and redskin object s were indi s tingui habl e forty or fifty yards distant. i n the gang ! " declared Bob Estabrook. It did no t take Di c k long to r eac h the farther s hore, and "Et'll be er h a rd thing ter do, Dick," the old man said; he l e aped out an
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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. 13 n e n re w e r e no large trees h e r e, but the r e w e r e b u s hes 1 and _they the cov e r .that the youth need bit sh ie ld hunse l f beb m d m a dv anc mg. found , on getting cl oser, that t h e r e w e r e tw o e n ca mp-s, one for the and on e for the r e d skins. The pm ents wer e cl ose t ogethe r , h oweve r. ow, I wond e r whi c h e n campment Ella is in ? " Dick himself. was s t a ndin g b ehin d a c lum p of b u s h es, s tarin g fix ed the Tor y e ncampm ent, wh e n s uddenly he felt a hand a is should e r. was s uffici ent to start le any one, certa inly. o s t p e r s ons, unde r s u c h circ umstan c e s , w o uld have 1 r e d a n exc l a m a tion , but Dic k did not. H e did not r a s ound. I CHAPTER. IX. '.A. SNEE Z E AND ITS RESULT. i c k turne d s lowl y a nd sa w a d ark form beside him. t was too dark fo r him to see features, but some h o w k felt tha t h e kn e w the p e rson beside him, and h e s aid, tiou s l y : 'Lon g Lance! " :....; tame the r ep ly; " um Long Lance." "Why ar e you h e re?" "Becos youn g whi te broth e r heer." "Ah!" "Long Lance see whit e boy comin ' an' come , too. Injun ow why whit e b r oth e r h ere; he hunt fur white girl." "You arc r ight. " "White broth e r no know whi c h camp girl in-ugh?" "You ar e right, Lon g Lance." "Injun know . " "You d o ?" e a ge rly. "Ugh. White girl in Tory camp." "I expect e d as inu ch." "White boy see tent over yonder?" "Yes." "White girl there." Dick eye d the tent in question searchingly. There were v o t ents, and the other one was undoubtedly occupied by o e Bettys. When he had take n a good survey of the tent and its ation , Di c k shook his head and said slowly: "I'm afraid it can't be done." ,"Git girl away, white boy mean?" "Yes." u n b e pretty hard t' do." f You are right. " !But Injun think um can do it." •'Do you?" eagerly. 'lJgb." And you/ will try?" "Ugh. Injun try. " "Good ! Wh e n will you try?" "T' n igbt; a fter midni ght." "All rig ht'." "Camp fires burn down low , then, an' Injun h a v ' g ood c h a nce t ' c reep up t ' t ent without b ein' seen." "That's so; w e ll, l e t 's s lip awa y and wait." They moved cautiou s l y ba c'k. until the y wer e a t two hundred yards from the e n ca mpm ent, and the n they sat down a mon g some bus hes and se ttl e d the m s elves t o wait. D ic k as ked Long Lance how h e ca m e to know ab o ut the captur e of the girl , and he sa id tha t h e h a d h a pp e n e d to b e in the vic inity o f the old hunte r's cabi n wh e n the India ns cam e and captured the girl, and that h e had foll o w e d them. H e h a d hung a round the e n ca mp me n t, wat c h i n g, a nd h a d happ e n e d to s e e Di c k. A fla s h o f li ght fro m o n e o f the campfires had r e v e al e d Dic k' s face t o him , a nd h e h a d r ecog niz e d the youth, and had the n approac h ed and made hi s presence known. " W ell, I ' m glad tha t y ou are h e r e with me, L o n g Lan ce," said Dick; "I h o p e w e will b e able to rescu e the g irl. " " S o do l;o n g Lance hop e s o ; heap nice g irl. Giv L on g L a nce s u m ea t , two, t'ree times, whe n um hun g ry." "Sh!" breathed Dick. Foots t eps w e r e h eard a pproaching. "Two m en," whi s p e r e d the India n . H e was ri ght; for presently two m e n s t o p pe d within a fe w fee t of whe r e th e two w e r e con cea l ed. " I don ' t see why you ar.:i both e rin g with that g irl," s aid a voice. "I tell y e I'm goin ' ter marry 'er," s aid anoth e r voice, and Dick recognized it as b e lon g in g to Joe Betty:;. He could not think who the oth e r s p e ak e r was. "Yo u ' r e a fool, Joe Bettys." "W' y so?" in a sullen voice. "The ide a of a man like you wantin g to ge t married!" This was followed by a s neering lau gh. " I t e ll ye I think e r lot uv the t g a l, John," growled B e tty s . "Boe h! Sh e' ll interfere with our work." " I don' think s o." "Yes, s he will; you won't have your whole mind on our work, and I don't like the idea of your being so foolish." "I guess I've got er right t e r do ez I wanter about et. " sull e nly. "I'm not so s ure of that; at any rate, not unless you re sign and give up your leadership over the men." "I hain't erg oin' t e r do thet." "Oh, all right; but r e member, if an y trouble comes to our men through y our having your mind on som ething else be s ide s bu s iness, I'll hold you responsible for it." This was s aid qui e tly, but there was a threat in it. "Jest ye wait till sumthin' happens ter ther men," growled Bettys. "Very well; but don't forget." "I won't." At this moment Dick was seized by a desire to sneeze.

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14 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. He fought agains t the inclination, b u t the tickling in bis no strils g re w unc ontroll a bl e , and suddenly a loud sneeze sound e d upon the ni ght air. "Some b o d y the r e ! " "Yas ; g o fur em, J " ohn!" Su c h '"ere the exc l a tnation s from the two startle d Tories, nnd t h e n they whirl e d and l e ap e d in among the bu s hes . The tw o w e r e qu ic k in their a ctions, but Dic k and Indian w ere qu ic k e r. They hacl sprung to their fe e t and bound e d a w ay be for e the two Tories r e a c h e d the spot where 1 they had been. ' L ' h e Tories alighte d upon their hands and knees , and the n, as_, they l e ap e d up and felt around, they got hold of othe r. '11hinking that they had gotte n hold o:f the p e r s on who had s n eeze d, they b egan struggling with all their mi g h t, each trying to ove rpow e r the other. It wa s a battle royal. They kicked and thras h e d a r ound in the bu s h es at a great rate , and made so m u c h n o i se that the Tories and Indians cam e running to the sp ot . "\Yl mt's the r trubbl e ? " c r ie d one, and a s core a s k e d the same ques ti on i n variou s w n ys . 'l'h c r e w as no r e pl y, but the s ound s o f the struggle dicl not and a numbe r of the T ories l ea p e d in among the bu s h es ancl seize d the comba t ant a ncl dragged t he m out, and to a point w h e r e t he light shone o n the m . " Gr eat g u ns, et's J ohn and Joe! " ex cl a im e d on e o:f the Tories. "So e t i s ! " fro m anothe r. "Whnt ye tw o fightin' :fur ? " fro m a third. The tlro star ed a t each ot her fo r a fe w m o m ents, and the n gave utterance to exclamations of an ge r . "The r e was in the bus h es, " said the o ne c all e d John : " h e s n eezed a n d w e l ea p e d in a m o n g the bu R hes to try to capture him, and go t h o lcl o f eac h ot h e r. " "An' i h c r spy hez go t erway," g r owle
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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. 15 better qualified to do the work in question than him ' and so h e forced him self to be satisfied. h e task Long Lance hacl set him. elf to accomplish was ard one, even for one as skilled as he, but he was deter . ned to succeed, if such a thing were possible. lowly, but surely, be stole forward . He was almost upon the ground, and at times h e wriggleu a lon g, much the fashion of a snake . t last he reached the tent in which the girl was a pris r, and after looking around, ancl noting that all was " et, he cut a s lit in the tent and crawled slowl y and care l y through. twas so dark in the tent that he could not see hi s hand ore his face. le list ened a few moment s anc1 heard the s ound of Ella could just make out the youth's form in the dark ness. "I am glad to see you, Miss Ella," whiRpered Dick; "come along now, but be careful, for we hav e to pai"s a c ou ple of sentinels." "I am glad that you are here, Mr. Slater," whis p e red the girl. Then they moved away ca utiou s ly, for the danger was not yet oYer. They managed to get past the sentin e ls, however; but they had gone only a short di s tanc e afterward, when there came yells from the direction of the encampment. "They have diswrnred our escape, Ella!" said Dick; "we mu st get away from here in a hurry . Give me one hand and Long Lance the other, a nd we will help you get alonD"." He moved in that clirection. 0 Prcse.a, 11 b d 1 I 1 b tl d The gir l obeyed, and they ha s t ened onward at a good pace. . ""'.> e was es1 e a s eeper, 1e ;;:new, y 1e soun I . . . . the breathing. He reached out and felt about in the Tlie yelling howe.vcr, and it was plam that rkness. His lrnnd touched the arm of the sleeper, and j the enemy \l'aR corning m pur s mt. knew that the person was the girl, b y the clothin . I "'!' hey Ciln.'t catc h u s," said Di ck, to reassure the girl; . . g. " don ' t be afraid Ella." His touch aroused ..the s leeper, and m a startled wlusper ' e said : I "I'm not afra id with you h ere, Mr. Slater," was the re" Who i s there?" ply. "A frien'," whis p e r ed the r e d s kin in r e ply; "hav' come take white gir l away." an T ndian,' was the hesitating reply; "and .,, 'They were not lon g in reaching the riYer, and Dick ass i sted the girl into tlte boat, while the Indian untied the painter and, l eap in g in, pushed off. Dick had th e oars a nd h e rowed with all his might . H e h eaded straight across the stream in the directio n "But Long Lance good Injun," broke in the redskin; me Dick Slater's frieh'.,, of the Li bert,Y Boys' e n camp ment . 'l'he yell s of the '11orie s could sti ll b e heard, but thi s clid "Are you , really and truly?" "Ugh . Dick Slat e r, him out rn timber, waitin' fur not worry the three; they felt confident that they were safe. jun t' bring white girl." "Then I'll go with you!" It did not take lon g to cross the riv e r, and then Dick "White girl hav' t' be careful; if make enny noise, bad assisted the girl to alight. bite men er Injuns h ear, an' they capture girl ag'in." The Indian leaped ashor e :mcl ticcl the painter to a tree. "I'll be just as carefu l as I can; you go fir s t, and I will "I think you hac1 better go to the encampment instead llow and do just lik e you do, as nearly as I can." of to your home, Miss Ella," saicl Di ck; "the Tories are "Ugh; heap good . " lik e ly to visit your home again in sea rch of you." Then the Indian craw l ed across to the _ slit in the tent "Very w ell; ju t as you think b est, Mr. Slater." cl the girl followed. "Ancl I think i t will be b ette r and safe r for your father Long Lanc e pas eel through and the girl followed. if he comes to the encampment." "Now come hard work," whi s pered the Indian; "white "Yes, yes! I hop e that he will come. They might kill rl go 'slow an' be careful." him in their anger because of my escape. " "I will." "'!.'rue; Long Lance, you go to the cabin and tell him to en they moved along with a ll the care possible. The come to the encarnpmct, rncl that hi s daughter is there, cl l 1 tl h d d safe, will you?" '"Pove more s ow y rnn e ha one in corning, ,lt that the girl would make a noise that would be"Ugh; me go." n, u nless she were given p l enty of time. "And I thank you for what . you have clone to -n ight, landers, how ever, was a gir l who had lived in the Long L a nce." great portion of her life, and she had l e arned a "That all right," was the reply, and the n the Indian ti about woodcraft from her hunter father; the moved away along the bank of the river . s that she was !J.ow enabled to make her way along Dick assisted the girl 1:0 climb the hill, and they were ost as little noise as was the case with the Indian. soon safe in the encampment, where they were given a and surely they worked their way along . warm welcome, the youths having been aroused by the arthey reached the bushe s behind which Dick was rival of the two. I One of the tents was turned over to the girl, and she

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.. .,./ 1 6 THE LIBERTY ROYS AT ALBANY. bade.the youths goo d -night and en t ere d and lay down and was soon asleep. They did not awake n her when her father reached the encampment, for h e told them not to clo so. " I a m sati sfied to know that she is sa fe," he said; "let her 8 leep. She has had a hard night of it, and needs a ll the rest she ca n get." "You are right,'' ag r ee d Dick. CHAPTER XI. DAN AND RLLA. :fext morning Dick had a talk with Mr. Sanders, and ::i
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TI-I.Jj) LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. am not going to . let them take my boat if I can help 1 "Surely they hav e about as strong a force as they will f," h e said to himself. be able to get together." -was far enough from the enca mpm ent of the Torie s "Well, I shou ld think that s uch is the case." ndians, s o that it would take severa l minutes : for any "Then why don't they come across the ri ver and make an o arrive on the scene from there, and Dick d ecide d a t tack on us?" ke a sudden attack and put the Tories to flight. "That is more than I can say . " drew two pistols anJ cocked them. Then he rushed "Certainly they intend to make a n attack on u s." rd the point where he had left his boat, being carefu l "Oh, yes; there can be little doubt about that." ak e all the noise possible. He fired two pisto lshots yelled at the top of his voice in a manner that was ulated to make the 1'ories think severa l persons were ing. ick's ruse h ad the desired effect. The men ran as if Old Nick were after them. l1e Libert y Boy found his boat, untied the painter, leap n , seized the oars and across the river with all pos le speed. He found the Liberty Boys down at the shore, and they ere considerably excited, for they had hearJ the pistol shots d feared that Dick had gotten into trouble. 'I'hey were glad to see him safely back, but Bob wanted cross the river and get after the Tories who h ad been the point of Rtealing the boat. "That would not do, Bob," Dic k objected, "for there e a gang of them down by the river no w , yon may be ue, and they woulll make it hot for 11s. " the wisc1om of t h is Btatement and said no more; a a;;-e'to murnrnr that h e 11' ould like to get a , good chance at :.:: ie Tories and ] nd ians on somet hing lik e even terms. l 'We will get a chance at th e m s ooner or later, Bob , " aid Dick; .. don "t worry about that." "l ll'ish that it would be sooner instead of later, Dick." : The other boyK were aR eager as was the case with Bob, /ilia they wou lei ha re gone over and attacked the enemy v"ladly, had Dick giYen the word . They were sensible, however , and b e lieved that their oung commander knew better than they what should be ;lone . They wei1t back up to the encampment, and the n Di c k ,tolJ about haying s pied on the ene,my, and how, when he got back to the riv e r, he found three or four Tories there, and that they were about to stea l his boat. "I decided to frighte n them away,'.' he said, "and I suc ceeded pretty well, for they ran like whiteheads . " " I s uppo se they tl1ought they were being attacked by a force . three or four times as strong as their own," said Mark Morri son. "Undoubtedly; or they would not have run away." h e night passed quietly, anrl next morning" the youths ed down to spend another long and, to them, dreary They did not lik e camp life . They wanted actio n. "Well, I wish Hello, look yonder ! " Bob pointed clown toward the riv er. Dick look e d in the diredion indi cated, and saw a boat coming across the s tream. In the boat were three men. One was rowin g, one was in the stern, steering, and one was seated in the bow. This one held in his hand a white rag, doubtless a handkerchief. He waved the rag occasionally, and the youths were sur e thnt it was intended as a flag of truce. "What does it mean, Dick?" "I guess they want to h ave a talk with u s, Bob." "I. t look s that way." "Yes; well, come on down with me." The youths were standi ng on the top of the hill at the sille of t h e encampment overlookin g the river, and Die:k now turned to a sentine l st anding near a nd told him what he and Bob were about to do. "Tell some of the boys to come after u s, so as to guarc1 against any attempt at treachery,'' he ordered and the youth nodded, and called to Mark J\forrison and told him what Dick had said . Mark at onc e got twenty of the youths and hastened clown to the hillside a.fter Dick and Bob. Djck and Bob were standing on the b,mk, waiting, when the three men in the boat arrived. One of the men-the one at the s t ern-was Joe Bettys, and the other two Dick did not know. When the man at the bow rose and stepped ashore, how e ver, Dick saw at once thaL he was not a c ommon mau . "My name i s Walterme:yer," this man sai d. Dick started. He had heard of John W altermeyer. He was know n as the real head of the Tory element in this part of the country. Joe Bcttys was in reality on l y a li e utci;ant, as it were. "My name is Dick Slater," the youth replied, quiet l y . "I am g l ad t know you, Captain Slate r. I have come to ask you wlw you arc staying here?" "We are staying h ere to watch your army . " "Humph. Don't .. you think it would be a good p l a n if you were to get away from this part of the country while yet you may?" Dick sm il e d . CHAPTER XII. " I don't think there is any doubt but that we can go at THE MESSENGER. any time that we w i s h , to do so, Mr. Waltermeyer," he said, Say, Dick, what are the T or i es and reds kin s waiting quietly. , " I "You will d o well not be too sure about that, Dic k I don't know, Bob." I Slater," the man sa id . "Then you are going to stay here?"

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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. 19 ey ro de alOJJg Dick and Bob discussed the affair. think I und erRtand wh y W altermeyer came and had terview under prote ction of the flag of truce, Bob," ick. hy did he do it?" e did it to throw us off the track." es; h e w anted to make u s think that it was his inten to mak e an attack on u s soon, when instead he was g ready to try to capture General Schuyler. " hat 's it; he wanted to keep u s in camp there, waiting e attack, whil e he, with a portion of h i s force, slipp ed nd and went to Albany ancl cli r l the work." hat i s the way I size it up now." "Ah dunno, sah; Ah done axed 'im ter come ter de house, but he Faicl he wanter sec yo' at de gate, sah." "It's a Tory!" Mrs. ScJrnylcr gasped; "don't go, husband!" "I'm not going, wife. Like ly eno u gh it is one of the members of the \\' altcrmcyer o r Bettys gang." "Let's close the door s and bar them ! The sco undrels may come to the h ouse at any morncnt." "We will clo so." "X ow, go upsta ir<' the genera l cr i ed . There " as a for the npper hall, ancl just as t h ey reach eel it, there cam e a i hu n r l e rous knocking at the rloors . At the same moment a cry of t crrnr escaped the lip s of Schuyl er: cl1rng hlcr ! Oh, Catherine, my darling baby, is c101rn in the nursery ! I must sa 1 c her!" he cunning scoundrel!" e i s shrewd enough, but She started townrd lhc stairway, hut Genera l Sc huyler maybe we will s ucceed in interposed and hrlcl lirr back. jng hi s plans, after all." I hope so." ey urged their horses on Liber ty Boys did the same . "You mu s t not go, wife!" he rriecl; "why, there are red skins with the Tories 1rithout d o ubt, anJ they would murat their best speed, and all der yo11. 1 1rill go." But J\Ir:=;. Schuyler hung to him. he thunder of hoof beats cou l d have been heard half a "No, no! You mu s t not go ! " cried; "th ey will kill I you , husband!" h e youths wished that their horses wer e wingeu ones, At l11i,: moment )fargarct, a pre ltv girl of ten yea r s, ran th at they could go eve n faster. paRt lier pa rent,; a nd darte d
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20 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY . . "Where is your maste r , girl?" Margaret, who was indeed a brave and quick -witted girl, repli ed: "He has gone to alarm the town, sir." Waltermeyer gave utterance to an exclamation of anger and disappointrnrnt and ha8tened on clownstairl' , while the girl, her heart bounding with delight because of her lucky escape, and her success in resc uin g h e r • baby s i ster, ha sten ed on up the stairs, and a few moments lat er placed the child in her moth e r' s arms. "Oh, my baby !-oh, my brave, brave little girl!" the de lighted woman c ried, and she h e l d the ' baby to her breast and kissed it, and embr aced her daughter Margaret with th e oth er arm, and kissed her. Then she made her way to her bedroom, Margaret accom panying her. W altcrrneyer found his Tories and Ind i ans in the din ing -room, plundering it of th e p l ate and other valuables , and he at once told them what the girl had said. "D'ye think th e gir l tol' ther truth?" asked Joe Bettys. "Yes, I do; she was not o l d enou gh to think up a sto r y to tell. The general has escaped us, and the chances ar& . that h e will be down 1 ipon us ver y soon , with a str o ng for ce; and he is s u c h a fighter that it will go hard with us, if he does." "Oh, w e kin li c k 'im," said B ettys, who wanted to loot the house; "let's go through tber house. W e' ll fin' lot s tliet is valuable, l'm think in'." At this instant ther e sounded two pi s tols h ots, followed by a voice, which called out: "Come o n , men! Com e quickly, and s urround the house ! The r e are a lot of 'l1ries and Indian s in h e r e , and you will b e abl e to captur e all of them!" "That's General Schuyler's voice!" c ried Walt e rmeyer; " and h e is in the house. H e didn't go to the town! The gir l li e d to me, after all. Come up s tairs, m e n, and w e will capture him yet ! Th a t is a ruse of his to scar e llS away . but it won' t work" Th e Tories and Indian s were on th e point of r u s hing up whe n one of their number came rus hing in from out of doors, c r y in g : "Quick, men! A s trong force i s . coming, and if you escape, you will have to hurry!" CHAPTER XIV. SAVING GENERAL SCHUY LER. The Tories and Indians knew that their comrade must be te llin g the truth, and they rushed out of the h o use pell m e ll. Th e thunder of the hoofbeats was hearcl, and from the s ound t h e horsemen mus t be close at hand. "I'll w ager it is those Lib erty Boys!" c ried W alter meyer; "run, men! Run for your l ives !" The moment the Lib erty Boys sto pped in front of th e porch and, leaping to the ground, came rushing t th e house. They ran on around it, and were just in time to see som d ar k forms disappearing. "There they go! After them, boys!" cr ied Dick. The Libert y Boys set out in pursuit, and they fired volley into the darkness ahead of them. They feared the w ould not catch the mis c reants, and wished to do som damage, if possible. They ne \ er knew whether they inflicted any damage o the ruffia n s or not; none were killed, but possib l y some wcr wounded. The youths pur s ued quite a distance, and then, findin that they were not making a success of it, they ceased th purs uit and went back to the Schuyler home. The genera l met Dick in the hall as the youth cntere and seized his hand a nd shook it heartily, at the same tim saying : "You got here just at th e right tim e , Dick, my boy! Yo certainly save d me from capture by Wa1ternieye r and h " gan g." "And I am glad that we w e r e enabled to do this, c+e e r a l Schuyler." "Did the scoundrel s do much damage?" asked Bob Est brook, who had ent e red ri ght after Dick, and who had be g reet e d pleasant l y by the genrra l. "They s tol e the greater p ortion of my silve r plate," w t h e repl y . "'-"That i s too bad," said Dick. "Yes, I hav e no reason to complain. me, it would liav e been mu c h worse." "True, sir." Mrs. Schu y l e r now appeared, and s h e thanked Dick earn est ly. "But for th e coming of yourself and the Iiib e rty Boy the scoundn;ls w o uld und o u bted l y have canied off my hu band," she said . The n they r epaire d to th e library, and the story of th attack was tolcl. Mr s . Schuyl e r told about Margaret's ad venture, in going to the nursery and bringing the bab s afely up s tairs , and how a r edski n had thrown a tomahaw at her and just missed her. "What a brave girl!" sa id Dick; "how I would like t see her!" "I'll have h er come to the library," Mrs . Schuyler said A servant was sent and soon litt l e M a rgar e t entered. She was a pretty g irl and was somewhat bashful. Sh gave Dick her hand and smiled p l easantly when her mother introduced h er . "I am glad to make the acquaintance of s u ch a brav little gir l," said Di ck. 'rhen h e asked h er some questio n s about h er brave actio in goin g down and sav in g h e r sister . "Weren't you afraid?" h e inquired . "Yes," was the reply; "I was afraid, but I didn't l myself think about that. I ju st knew that baby must be saved, a nd so that was all I thou ght of."

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THE LIBEHTY BOYS A'l' ALB.\.NY. 21 is m y brav e little girl," sai d Genera l Schuyler, her to him and kissing her. she went up 8tairs to bed, and Dick anc1 Bob talked • and Mrs. Schuyler a whi l e longer. was d ecided that the Liberty Boy s shou l d remain a t 1lSe all night, and the horses were l ed around into the ard and tied to t ree . the Liberty Boy s spread their blankets on the piaz zas and on the grass of the lawn, an.cl lay dow n went to s l eep, all save the sentinels, of whom a dozen been stat ion ed at various points. e Tories and Indians will not take ustby s urprise if return during the night," said Dick. e Tories and Indians did not return, however. They taken the alarm and knew better than to come back. night passed quietly, and next morning Genera l r put all his servants to work in the kitchen, and food was cooked for all the Liberty Boys. It was , too, and the youths were treated to a fea t suc h seldom got the opportunity of sitting clown to. ry at e heartily, and laughed, talked and had a jolly g e n era l wa s well pleased, and encouraged them in ollity. and Bob w ere invited to sit with the family at the ast table in the dining-roo1JJ, and accepted the in(e uwa l Dick ancl the general repaired to the y to hold a counci l. wish to strike that band of Toric8 anrl Indians a blow they will long remember," the vonth said . iI want that yo u shall do Dirk," Ri-li
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22 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. They pass ed the lower end of the island and moved across the river. When they near ed the shore Bob rowed even more slowly and carefully. The bow of the boat struck the bank with a chug, and the youlhs perfectly still and fotcned a few minutes. H earing nothing, the;' climbed out of the boat. Dick tied the -painter to a tree, and then the two whis pered a few minutes, after which they shook hands, and Dick stole up the bank nnd was soon out of hearing. 11hile Bob sat d01rn, with the intention of taking things as easy as possib l e ll'hile Dick was away. Dick moved up through the timber till he reached the top of the slope, and then he walked ornrnrd in lhc direc tion of the encampment of the Tories and Indians. When he came to the top of the blnfI, which ornrlookecl the point wh ere llie Tories and Indians had been encamped, he was disappointed to find lhat lhe enemy \\'as no longer there. I wouldn't have been looking fol' you here to-nigh way, ancl you would have been s u ccessful in taking r e' s urprise. J judge." e. "I reckon so. Waal, I'1'e sartinly got ye dead ter sh ch?'' "So it seems." "Et not on'y seems so, but et ts so-haw, haw , ha "What arc you going to do with me?" "Oh, ye wanter know thet, do ye?" "It is 11atural that I have some curiosity matter, don't you think?" "\i'aal, J s'poRc ye air Tight . I'll hev ter say, thet I don' jes' know whut I'm goin' tcr do ter ye." . as ". \h, you haYen't decided?" at "No; I made a pri'ncr uv ye on ther uv ther-c" mcnt, so tcr speck, an' I'll hev ter st ud y erbou t ther ma er hit." Dick sat up and looked at his captor keenly an d searchi ly. I was silence clo1m in lbe rnllC'y; the Tories and In''Look here, Rig Ike," he said . dians were missing. There 1rcre no encampments ihere. "\\'anL I'm lookin'," with a chuck le. Dick stared fl01rn for a few moments in siknce, and then ''\Yonkl you like to make a little money?" he exclaimed to himself: "J 'd li k<• ler make big m mrny, Dick Slater; ye see, I "Gone! .Jo1e, but I'm sorry! Xo11 I wonder \\'here they have gone?'' H was a moonli ght ni ghl, and il wati to g1>t a goocl view o[ lh e rnl lcy. Tlwrc 1ras no donbt ll'halc1 'Cl' \ Tegarding the m;ilter; the enemy 1raR gour. Dick had great carr in apprnaching the point wh ere he now Rloocl, bul now thal hr realizrrl thal the Tories and Indians ha cl lakcn tl1C'ir c1epar1 ure he thought that caution was no l onger neccBoary, and he out from behind the a11d stood looking down inlo lhc valley. "Gone!'' he again murmured; "too bad! Well, I must hy lo find out w hC'rc lhcy ha Ye gone." At ibis inslanl lhcre was a sonml of rutiliing footsteps, and Di ck was i
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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. 23 I whur I slay whe n I'm not rmmin' aroun'," said the encampment ancl we have a fight, Joe Bcttys will want to holcl me tl . pri:;oncr, even. if I get the better of you ; and ved th e door open and pushecl Dick through the I want ii underKiooc1 bdorc: ire begin that if I do beat you, Then h e c losed the door and soon hatl a canclle I am to be per mi lkcl to go free.". lie said, pointing to a 8too1. obcved. the b1g r uffian seated x1 a block of wood eel at Dic k for some moments in silence. -,"he r emarkcU, "I'm 10,?ghty glutl thet ot l1olt u v ye, D i ck Slater." I suppo sed from your ac\ions," was the cool s; y e sec, I don' like ther way ye han'lccJ me t _j;her tu \cm , an' I hain't never be'n saternfletl erbout r." have n't?" Big lke lhi11g." '\\'hut' thct? Ye won' fight me?" "Not if .rnu take me down to the encampment, :rncl only ii' yon promiKe that if I get the better of you, you will let me go rec.'" "Ye hain't got no right trr make me promrnus enny lhin' uv ther kin'.'' 1 "J ha vet a right to rcfU8e to fight unless JOU clo prom ise hat '"n,I' haven't yon been salisfiecl ?" th ct i1ight nt ther tavern, ye got lher better nv mr1 Big Tke scraichcrl hi,; head . ?" 1 "' Waa I, I guesi:; Uwt's so, " he agreed. I bel ieve T cliast. It was evident that Big Ike had captured him Dick's sicJe. jplY to g ratify his pride in his strength and muscular "I'll hey ter tie yer ankles," he ::.aid; "ef I didn', I'm ilies. ai'cercl thet when I got back frurn thcr camp ye would n ' irk begai 1 pondering the matter; he thought that there h t bC' some way that he coulcl succeed in getting out or trouble that he wa.; now in. Say, why not bring two or three of the doubting mases up here and have them watch the fight?" he 1 _\ "What's t he use of taking me down to the encamp-s s CHAPTER XVI. A TERRIBLE SITUATION. t di:ffur e n ce does et i11ake?" the fellow asked; t take ye Clown te r ther encampment?" e ll you the d i fference : H you take me clown to be hccr.'' "You are right about that." Big Ike bound Dick'::; ankle;;, arnl the11 took his saying that he 'rouJcl nol be gone 111orr than an hour, at t h e most. The ruffian lia(1 been gone only ;1bout ten minutes whe n Dick heard a faint J'ootfal I ontf:icle. "Somebody is corning!'" he exclaimed to himself. He turned his head and looked eagerly toward the door. He noticed that the rloor was not tight shut, and TI"li:ile he was looking it rnoYed slight ly. Dick watched eagerly and saw the door come open p er hapi:: six inches. Then he saw something else, and it gave him a c hill y Rcnsntion. The newcomer was not a man, but a panther! The animal stood there, gazing into the cabin . Presently it pushecl against the door and force d it s till

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24 'l'H UBEHTY BOYS A'l' ALBAKY . ....., farther open. The candle now came within the animal's 1 and its tail was swi tchinoback and forth n ervouslv line of v i sio n, and it s tood there, b lin king ai the light. j Liberty Boy folt that leap would not be Diek was sitti n g somewhat to one s id e of the room , and 1 clel ayed . the panthe r had not yet caught sight of him. H e watched the anima l c losely, anc1 when lie thought The youth w as g lad of this, and h e hoped mo:t to the floor and g rowled in a Dick was watching c loRel y . al1(1 h e clicl the only thing possible to do und e r the circ11 m shmces : He threw him self down on tl1e flo or, and t h e a nimal 11,>J>.t....m:..er hir The youth then rol l e d ove r a ncl ove r a s rapidly as low, but exreeding l y threa tenin g mnnner. Dick was a l armed now more tha n ever . The a nimal was in the room and 11as a n g ry. rt 1rnulcl no don ht get over its sca r e soon, and then-Di c k did not lik e to think what might happe n then . s ibl e , and w as soon ha!Iw ay across the room. T11e panther, a to ni s h ccl nncl disappointrcl by iff' fnil to get holcl of itR intended victim, gn!he recl i t;:elf up ll'hir lecl aronncl. e'l'idenily puzz l ed th e a ff air. Then its eyes fell upon Di ck, a nd a snarling g row l caped it. "And B ig Ike won't be hack much 11nder an h onr, he Again i t crouclie
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THl!J LIBEHTY BOYS .'..T ALBANY. 25 CHAPTER XVII. SAVED. ther leap e d ancl Dick rolled over and over quick same instant a pier c ing . c ream of agon y e s cap e d of ali ghting on its f e et, the panther f ell on its rolled over and over, brin ging up fin a il y i n the where it kicked and clawed around at a great finall y straighten e d out and b e came motionless . d risen to a sitting posture, and was now starina te in wonder. What w as the matter with the A s h e asked hims elf this question, b e ca u gh t somethi n g that told him the whol e stor y : An sticking through the brute's bod y, jus t behind gs. exclaimed Dick. Then h e tnrned his h ea d and ward the doorwa y . Standing ther e, b o w a n d a rnd, was Long Lance, Dick's Indian friend. Lance!" cried Dick, d elightedly; " y ou came j u s t old fellow ! " " grunted the Indian; "panther ' bo u t t ' m a k e dinhite boy . " are right. He would have clonB it sure, i f y ou that arrow through him." m y bonds, Long Lance." cut um." pped forward and cut the ropes binding th e youth's and ankles , and Dick rose to his feet and began hi s arms, and then his ankle s, to get the blood to tin g . w white boy come t' be tied?" the Indian asked . Ike did it." r edskin g l anced a rouncl quickl y and out through the door. here um now.?" he asked . one to the encampme nt." hat fur?" e is going to bring four of his comrades h ere." "1i What um goin' t' do?" t a tts to fight me. He claim s that he i s a b ette r am, and that he can get the better of me with 'l'C!.' But ce." an shook his head . o it," he declared. what I think, but now that you have set me t going to stay h ere and give him the s atis ther encounter. " We stay here an' s hoot um when c ome, Dick s hook hi s head. "No, I wouldn't want to do that. Let's just go our way, Long Lance. Bi g Ike will b e punis hed eno u g h for capturing me whe n h e gets back and finds that I have es c aped . By the way , how did you h appen to find me, any way?" "Jes' happen t' fin' white boy. In jun wuz goin' ' l ong, a n ' saw light. Com e t ' s e e wh e re it was , an' see panther ' bout t ' eat white boy; Injun shoot panther." "Well, I undoubtedly owe you my life, J_.1ong Lance. " "Mebby not. " "Yes , I clo; and I s hall not forget it. If ever I g e t the chanc e, I will do a s muc h for y ou . " "That all right; Injun s ati s fied now. W hi te boy knock Bi g Ike down, an' that make u s even . " "Well, if y ou are satis fied, I ought to be, Long Lance." The y t alk e d a f ew mom ents lon g er, and then Di c k said: "We had b etter be. going. Big Ike and his will b e comin g b e fore long." ' At this mom ent the Indian startel'l. "They c ornin' now!" he said iu a l ow, cau tiou s voiQe. "Do y ou think so?" aslrnd Dick. "Ug h ; ' he a r l!lm voices; an' foot s teps..'' . Dick heard it l!low, and 11e l e ap e d forward and c1osed 1'l.J.e door and barred it. wrhey are five or .six to our two, Long Lance," h e said; "we will. have to make a great fight, or they will get the better (')f us." The redskin nodded. "Injan fight," he said, grimly . He fitted an arrow into the bow and s tood fa cing the door. Fortunate ly Big Ike had not take n Di c k's weapons away from him, and the youth drew two pis t o l s and held them for use . The foot s t e p s s ounded clo s er and clo s er, and t h e lat c h wa s lifted. The door, being barred, r e fused to open, how ever, and the two beard an exclamatio n. "Hello! Ther door' s barred!" It was Big Ike ' s and a gri m, threatening look ap peare d on the fac e of the Indian. Ther e was the sound of low m urmuring voices, followed presently b y the words, in a loud voice : "He llo, in thar !" "He llo , yourself, " replied Dick. "Ope n the r door ! " "What for?" "Be.co s I s a y so." "W'ho are you?" "Ye know who I am, an' I want ye ter oI\en ther door." "I won't do it. " "Ye won '?" "No. " "Ye better!" "I d on ' t think s o." "Ef y e d on' we'll br e ak tber door down, an' ef ye make us h a f t er do thet, et'll g o hard w:iiih y e . " "I'll risk it. "

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26 THE LIBERTY B OYS AT ALBANY. D ick heard the murmur of voices again, and then Big Ike-for he it was called out: "Say, how did ye git loose?" "That is for to find out. " "All right; I'll fin' out, an' thct moughty quick. Ye h ain 't c rgoin' tcr open thcr door, then?'' "No. " "Ye'll ll'is h thct ye Imel; thc r door' s goin' ter come clown, an' quick at thet." "Yon will wish that you had gone a11ay and let us alone," said Dick. " 'Us' did ye say?" "Yes." "\\ho's in thar with ye?" "You II' ill find out if you break the door down." "All r ight; we're goin' ter do et, an' right erway, too!" " L isten to me." "vVaal ?" "H you break the door down , wm do so at your peril. We will clcfenJ ourselYes, and will fcrl at liberty to shoot you clown; do you unclerst;Jll(1 '"as, I unclernta n'; an' Yl heel bctlrr thet cf ye hurt enny uv us, we n kill ye "Very good; now that w e undcr:
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THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. " , wher e did you run across him?" tell you all about it while we are crossing the got into the boat and pushed off, and Bob h e oars and rowed. n Dick told how he hacl found Long Lance, or rather o ng Lance had found him. b emitt ed a whistle when he had heard all. ove, wha t luck you do have, Dick !'' he exclaimed; have more adventures than all tfi.e rest of the boys put er. Say, I wish I could have an experience or two hat!" c k l aughed , ancl even the Indian, sto ical though he a rule, gave utterance to something that sounded ea chuckle. ink that one such experience woull1 be all that you w ant, Bob," the youth ,;aiL1; "I know that th . e one enough for me." , I suppose you were a bit worried right at the ut you came out all right." by good luck. It just happeneu that Lo1'1g Lance e vicinity. It might not happen that way again." I suppose not." ::;oon at i.l1e farther shore, and the three leaped tifo the painter and ha stene d up the bluff to the . once told the Loys to get ready for a trip. . t J 1 e are we going, Dick?" askcd 1\Iark Morrison. L c e going over across the riYer and to the encamp he To ries :rn
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28 THE LIBERTY BOYS AT ALBANY. had been kill e J , and tw e lve whites anJ eleve n reels had been wounded. The dead were burie d and then the '1'0 U ntls or the injure d wer e dres se d a s bes t could b e done. 'l'hi s clone . the Liberty B oys set out for the Riv er, carrying tli e wounded along. The youths had esca p ed remarkably well; only two had be e n kill e d and five h a d been woun ded, only one of these serious l y . They s u cceeded in getting a cross the riv e r and back to t heir encampment b efo r e daylight, and, although they were a tired lot of youths, they w ere a l so a happy lot. They w ere indeed w ell satisfied with the night's work. O f course, t hey w ere sorry that two of their comrades had l o s t their liv es, but they look ed upo n it as the fortune of war and regarded it with phil osophical composure. lt was impo ss i b l e to engage in b attles without somebody b eing kill e d and ll"ound ed. "One thing," said Bob Estabrook, with g reat atisfaction; "if some Libert y Boys are killed and wound ed it is always safe to wa ge r that several times as m any of the enemy have been kill e d and wound ed." "That i s true, as a general thing," a gree d Di c k . It happen ed that D a n Mulle n was the seri ously wounded Liberty Boy, a n d h . e was take n to the cabin of the old hunter, Hank Sanders, where he would be more c01nforta b l e than in the camp . " I think it will be safe for Uncle H ank and Elh to come ba ck to their hom e now," sa id Di ck, speaking to Bob; "and with goo d nursing at the hands o.f Ella, I t h in k t hat Dan will get w ell." "I think so, Dic k . I'll go to t own ri ght away and h ave them c om e . " Bob went bac k to c a mp, bridled and sadd l ed hi s h orse, mounte d and rod e to Albany at a gallop. H e had been instru cted b y Dic k to g o to the home of Genera l Schu y l e r aud make a r eport the fir s t thing, and h e did thi s . The general was d e li ghte d whe u he h eard that the Torie;:: and Indians hac l b ee n struck a seve r e blow. "Good for the Liberty Boys ! " he sai d ; "tell Captai n S late r to go ahead and drive the scoundrel:; out of the country, Bob." "Very w e ll, General S chuyler." The n he bade the ge n e r : il g oodby and rode to the home of the family whe r e Mr. Sanders and E l la w ere stay ing, t h e old man having d ec id ec1 to r emain in Albany afte r the n i ght of the attempt b:v the Tories to capture General Sch uyler. Whe n Bob told the old man and his daughter that the TorieR and Indians had been struck a strong blow and hac1 been scattered, and th a t Dan Mullen was at their ca bin. wounded and needin g a nurse, they at once sa id they woulj go t o their home. The horses they had ridden in coming from the ir home t o A l bany were in the s tabl e at t.he hom e oi' thi::; famil y, a n d soo n the animals wer e briClled and saddled and standina in fro n t of t h e house. 0 The n the two bad e the ir goollby, and, mo :-;et out in company with Bob. Two hours late r lhe.r were a t the encampment . they dismounted, ancl, l eav in g the horses which bel t o th e Libert.r Boys, " alked to their home, Dick a n accompanying the m. 'l1he look of joy that came ove r Dan Mullen' face he sa w Ella was suffic ient tc, show how much h e love g irl , an.cl Mr. Sanders and D ic k and Bob h a d other bu to att end to ont of doors nnlil the two had hnd ti exchange g reetin gs and c onfid e n ces . Di c k and Bob went back to the e n campment and pre tions were made to go afte r the e n e m y a soon as came . With Lon g Lance to guide them, t h ey se t out. immedia after suppe r , aml shortly afte r midnight t h ey came the e n campment of the Tories and Indians. A sharp, su dd en and un expec t e d attack was mad the whites aud r eds , and large numbe r were kil l e d wounded and the rest were :::catte r e d to the four w in ds. It was a t e rribl e blow, and the and Indian s recovered from it. They separate d, the Indians re to their stamping grounds t o the w esbrnrd and the d i spe r sed, going to their hom es, those who had horn others fle d to Canada, whe r e they thought they w safe . 'l'h is ende d the Liberty Bo ys' campa i g n in the .... thi s time at least, and they returned to Albany, w h stayed a clay and night with General Schuyler, afte they bade him goo dby, and with his thanks for s a from the Tories and Indians ringing in their ears, out toward the outh to r eport to .the c ommancler-for duty o n som e other field for action . L o n g Lance remained in th e vicinity of t h e home. H e clicl not wish to return with the tribe l1ome farther t o t h e west. He often visit e d A lb a n y scout ancl meRs n ge r work for General Schuy l er, t lie had been r eeom m endecl by Di c k Slater. At the close of the war Ella Sande r s aml Dan w e r e married? Ella's father lived with them seve r a l and was ver y happy and contented. Waltermeye r and B ettys, the , two l eading T ori mained in Canada till after the c lose of the war a they ventured back into New York State. THE END . The next numbe r ( 200) of '"I'h e Liberty Boys will contain "'l'HE LTBERTY BOYS' GOO TUNE; OR, SENT ON SECRET SER VICE, " Moore. NOTICE: All bac k numbe rs of are always in print. If you can not obtain th newsdealer, send the price in money o r mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, SQUARE, NEW YORK, a nd y ou will recei you o rCler by retnrn ma il.

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ORK AND WIN. The Best "W"eekly Published. 'I'HE N'tTMEJERS ARE ALWAYS IN PRIN'I'. READ ONE AND YOU WILL READ THEM ALL. LA'l'EST ISSUES: 272 Fred Fearnot and the Sheep Herders; or, Trapping the Ranch rearnot and the Grave Digger; or, The Mystery of a Ceme273 on the Stage; or, Before the Footlights tor Charity. Fearnot's Wall Street Deal; or, Between the Bulls and the 274 Fred Fearnot and the Masked Band; or, The of the Moun-8. taln Express. Fearnot and "Mr. Jones"; or, 'l'he Insurance Man In 275 Fred Fearnot's Trip to Frisco; or, Trapping the Chinese Opium able. Smugglers. Fearnot ' s Big Gift; or, A Week at Old Avon. 276 Fred Fearnot and the Widow's Son or The Worst Boy In New Fearnot and the "Witch" ; or, Exposing an Old Fraud. York . ' ' •'enrnot's Birthday ; or, A Big Time at New Era. 277 Fred l<'earnot Among the Rustlers ; or, The "Bad" Men of Bald Fearnot and the Sioux Chief ; or, Searching tor a Lost Mountain. 1. 278 Fred Fearnot and His Dog ; or, The Boy Who Ran for Congress. Fearnot's Mortal Enemy ; or, The Man on the Black Houe. 279 Fred Fearnot on the Plains ; or, 'rimming the Cowboys. Fearnot at Canyon Castle ; or, Entertaining His l<'rlend1. 280 Fred Fearnqt and the Stolen Claim ; or, Rounding Up the Gulch Gang. Fearnot and the Commanche; or, Teaching a Redskin a 281 Fred Fearnot's Boy; or, Selling Tips on Shares. 282 Fred Fearnot and the Girl Ranch Owner, And How She Held Her Own. Fearnot Suspe cted ; or, Trailed by a Treasury Sleuth. Fearnot and the Promoter ; or, llreaking Up a Big Scheme. Fearnot and "Old Grizzly" ; or, The Mau Who Didn't Know. Fearnot's Rough mders; or, Driving Out the Squatters. Fearnot and the Black Fiend; or, Putting Down a Riot. •earnot In Tennessee ; or The Demon of the Mountains. Fearnot and the "'l'error•1 ; or, Calling Down a Bad llian. b'earnot in West Virginia; or, HelRing the Revenue Agents. Fearoot and His Athletes; or, A Great Charity 'our. Fearnot's Strange Adventure; or, The Queer Old Man of the 283 Fred Fearnot's Newsboy Friend ; or, A Hero In Rags. :.!84 Fred Fearnot In the Gold Fields ; or, Exposing the Claim "Salt ers.'' 285 Fred Fearnot and the Office Boy ; or, Bound to be the Boss. 286 Fred Fearnot after the Moonshiners; or, The "Bad" Men of Ken. tucky. 287 Fred Fearnot and the Little Drummer ; or, The Boy who Feared Nobody. ountaln . 288 Fred Fearnot and the Broker's Boy; or, Working the Stock Market. Fearnot and the League; or, Up Against a Bad Lot. Fearnot's Wonderful Race; or, Beating a Horse on Foot. Fearnot and the Wrestler; or, Throwing a Great Champion. Fearnot and the Bankrupt; or. Ferreting Out a Fearnot as a Redskin; or, Trailing a Captured Girl. Fearnot and the "Greenhorn" ; or, irooied for Once in His te. Fearnot and the Bloodhounds ; or, Tracked by Mistake. Fearnot's Boy Scouts; or, Hot Times In the Rockies. Fearnot and the Waif of Wall Street; or, A Smart Boy roker. h'earnot's Buffalo Hunt; or, The Gamest Boy In the W<'st. " and the Mlll Boy; or, A Desperate Dash tor Life. Fearnot's Great Trotting Match: or, Beating the Record. Fearnot and the Hidden Marksman ; or, '.Ihe Mystery of Thunder Mountain. l'red Fearnot's Boy Champion; or, IJ'ightlng for His Rights. Jred Fearnot and the Money King; or, A Big Deal in Wall Street. lred Fearnot's Gold Hunt; or, The Boy Trappers of Goose Lake. Ired Fearnot and the Ranch Boy ; or, Lively Times with the Broncho Busters. Fred Fearnot after the Sharpers ; or, Exposing a Desperate Game . 289 Fred Fearnot and the Boy Teamster ; or, The Lad Who Blutfed Him. 290 Fred Fearnot and the Magician, and How be Spoiled His Magic. 291 Fred Fearnot's Lone Hand; or, !'laying a Game to Win. 292 Fred Fearnot and the Banker's Clerk; or, Shaking up the Brok ers. 293 Fred Fearnot and the Oil King; or, the Tough Gang ot the Wells. 294 Fred Fearnot's Wall Street Game; or, Fighting the Bucket Shops . 295 Fred Fearnot's Society Circus; or, The Fun that Built a School-House. 296 Fred Fearnot's Wonderful Couvage; or, The Mistake of the Train Robber. 297 Fred Fearnot's Friend from India, and the W,.pnderful Things He Did. 298 Fred Fearnot and the Poor Widow ; or, Making a Mean Man Do Right. 299 Fred Fearnot's Cowboys ; or, Tackling the Ranch Raiders. . . 300 Fred Fearnot and the Money Lenders ; or, Breaking Up a Swin dling Gang. 301 Fred Fearnot's Gun Club ; or, Shooting for a Diamond Cup. 302 Fred Fearnot and the Braggart ; or, Having Fun with an Ego tist. Fred Fearnot and t)lc Firebugs; or, Saving a City. red Fearnot in the Lumber Camps ; or, Hustling In woods. 303 Fred Fearnot's Fire Brigade; or, Beating the Insarance Frauds. the Back304 Temperance Lectures; or, Fighting Rum and Fred Fearnot and the Orphan ; or, The Luck of a Plucky B
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Sf ories .of Brave Northern and Southern Boys in the Civil b•uerl Jreel:l.v-R!J 1 2 . 5 0 Jler 11rar. B n lrml drl'nnling In Ad n f ('011gres.• in 11,. 11ear In04 h.11J'rm1k 7'o11.
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A Grand War Library UE AND GRAY WEEKLY Stories of Brave Northern and Southern Boys in the Civil War BY LIEUT. HARRY LEE ACH NUMBER COMPLETE A 32-PAGE BOOK FOR 5 CENTS! -llF DO NOT FAIL TO BUY A COPY • New Story Will Be P-ublished Every Week f these stirring stories are based on historical fact s . Th e y relate the exciting adventure s of two gallant young in the rebellion. Each alternate story deals with the North and South. There is absolutely no partisanown. In one story the exploits of Captain J a-0k Clark, of the Fairdale Blues, is given. In the next, Will Prentiss figures with his company, the Virginia Grays. Thus, both . sides of the war are shown in the 'l)artiaj.,.man ner. You will•Iike the stories of the South as well as you will like those of the North. Both are ...-. i' with daring incidents, great battles and thrilling military situations. An interesting love theme runs through ry. Read the following, numbers: ALREADY PUBLISHED: to the or, The Boys in Blue Mustered In. Front; or, The Boys in Gray in Battle. g the Line; or, The Boys in Blue's Great Defence. Forced March; or, The Boys in Gray to the Rescue. gh the Lines; or, The Boys in Blue on a Raid. ners of War; or, The Boys in Gray in Limbo. ecial Senice; or, The Boys in Blue in Danger. ' c and Battle; or, The Boys in Gray's Hard Camp . aign. with Grant; or, The Boys in Blue in Tennessee. 10 At Fair Oaks; or, The Boys in Gray Winning Out. 11 Hemmed In; or, The Boys in Blue's Hard Fight. 12 Trapped by a Traitor; or, The Boys in Gray in a 13 At Fort Donelson; or, The Boys in Blue's Great Charae. H Held at Bay; or, The Boys in Gray BatHed. e by All Newsdealers, or will be Sent to Any Address on Receipt of Price, 5 Oents per Oopy, liy NK TOUSEY. Publisher No. 24 UNION SQUARE. NEW YORK IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS Libraries and cannot procure them from newsdealers, they can be obtained trom this office direct. Cut out and fl.11 following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the boolcs you want and we will send them to you by re-il POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY . .. " •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• " •••••••••••••••••••••••••• 0 ............... .. TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. • •••••.•••••• , ••••• •• , .... 190 DEAR Srn-Enclosed find ...... cents for which please send me: pies of WORK AND WIN, Nos ...................................•...........................••• " " WILD WEST WEEKLY, NOS ............................................................ . " " FRANK READE WEEKLY, Nos ..... , .. ............................................•.•.•• " PI,UCK AND LUCK, Nos ............................................................... . " SECRET SERVICE, Nos ............... , ......................................... , ..... ,•. " THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, Nos ................................... : ..................• " BliUE AND GRAY WEEKLY, Nos ................................................... . " Ten-Cent Hand Books, No s ................................................ : ........ . ............•...... _ . . Street a11d ........ 0-• •••••••••• Town, . ........ Stiate .. , .•..••••

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c .A. 1'1" :0 I.... "U c ' CONTAINS ALL SORTS OF STORIES. EVERY STORY COMPLE'l'E. 32 PAGES. BEAUTIFULLY COLORED COVERS. LATEST ISSUES: 267 The Rival Base Ball Clubs ; or, 'rhe Ct" mpione of Columbia Academy. By Allyn Draper. • 268 The Boy Cattle King; or, Frank Fordham's Wild West Ranch. By an Old Scout. 269 Wide Awake Will, The Plucky Boy Fireman of No. 3; or, Fight ing the Flames for Fame and Fortune. By ex-Fire Chief War den. 270 Jack Wright and His Electric Tricycle ; or, Fighting the Stran glers of the Crimson Desert. By "Noname. " 271_ The Orphans of New York. A Pathetic Story of a Great City. By N. S. Wood (the Young Am erican Actor). 272 Sitting Bull' s Last Shot; or, 'l'he Vengeance of an Indian Police-man. By Pawnee Bill. 273 The Haunted House on the Harlem; or, The Mystery of a Miss ing Man. By Howard Austin. 274 Jack Wright and His Ocean l'lunger; or, The Harpoon Hunters of the Arctic. By "Noname." ll'.!5 Claim 33; or, The Boys of the Mountain. By Jas. C. Merritt. 16 The Road to Ruin ; or, The Snare s and Temptations of New York. By Jno. B. Dowd. 277 A Spy at 16; or, Fighting for Washington and Liberty. By Gen'l Jas. A. Gordon. 278 J:i c k Wright' s Flying Torpedo ; or, The Black Demons of Dismal Swamp. By "Noname." 279 High Ladder Harry, The Young Fireman of Freeport; or, Al ways at the Top. By Ex-Fire Chief Warden. 280 100 Chests of Gold; or, The Aztecs' Burled Secret. By Richard R. Montgomery. 281 Pat Malloy ; or, An Irish Boy's Pluc k and Luck. By Allyn Draper. 282 Jack Wright and His Electric S e a Ghost; or, A Strange Unde r Water Journey. By "Noname." 288 Sixty Mlle Sam; or, Bound to be on Time. By Jas. C. Merritt. 2'84 83 Degrees North Latitude; or, the Handwriting In1the Iceberg. By Howard Austin. 285 Joe, The Actor' s Boy; or, Famous at Fourteen. By N. S. Wood (the "oung American A ctor. ) 286 Dead For 5 Years; or, The Mystery of a Madhouse. By Allyn Drape r. . 287 Broker Bob; or, The Youngest Operator H . K . Shackleford. 288 Boy Pards ; or, Making a Home on the Scout. In Wa\l Street. By Border. By An Old 289 The Twenty Doctors ; or, the Mystery of the Coast. By Capt. Thoe. H . Wilson. 200 The Boy Cavalry Scout; or, Life in the Saddle. By Gen'!. Jae. A. Gordon. I 291 The Boy Firemen ; or, "Stand by the Machine. " By Ex-Fl e Chief Warden. 292 Rob, the Runaway; or, From Office Boy to Partner. By Allyn Draper. 293 The Shattered Glass; or, A Country Boy In New Yorlt A True Temperance Story. By Jno. B. Dowd. 294 I,Ightning Lew, the Boy Scout; or, Perlls In the West. By Gen'!. Jas. A. Gordon. 295 The Gray House on the Rock ; or, The Ghosts of Ballentyne Hall. By Jas. C . Merritt. ' 296 A Fight; or, The Hero of the School. By Howard 297 Captain Jack Tempest; or, The Prince of the Sea. By Capt. Thoe. H . Wilson. 298 Billy Button, the Young Clown and Bareback Rider. By Berton Bertrew. 299 An Engineer at 16 ; or, The Prince of the Lightning Express. B7 Jas . C . M erritt. 300 To the N orth Pole In a Balloo n. By Berton B etrew. 301 Kit Cars o n ' s Little Scout; or, The R enegade' s Doom . By An Old S cout. 302 From the Street; or, The Fortunes of a Bootblack. By N. S. Wood the Young American Actor). For Sale by All Newsdealers, or will be Sent to Any Address on Receipt of Price1 a Cents per Copy, 07 TOUSEY, Publi15her, 24 'Union Square, New Yo IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Libraries and cannot procure th em from newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office di r ect. Cut out anc! in the following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the books you w ant and we will send them to you by turn mail. POS'.rAGE STAMPS 'J'AKEN 'l'HE SAME AS MONEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. D E AR Sm-Enclosed find ...... cents for which please send me: •... copi e s o f WORK AND WIN, Nos ..................................................... . ...... . " " WILD WEST WEEKLY, Nos ........................................... . . " BLUE AND GRAY WEEI\:LY, Nos .......................................... ..... .. " " FRANK READE WEEKLY MAGAZINE , Nos ....... ...•..•.................... -..... . " " PLUCK AND LUCK, Nos . ................... . ........ -................. . " SECRET SERVICE, Nos ............................. -... -.......... . .... . " THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76, Nos ..................................... .. ti... :: IT " " Ten-Cent Hand Books, Nos .......• _ .....•.•..•.. _ .......••.....• , .......•• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Street and No ..................... Town. . • • • . . . . State ..•.••.. ,_.._._..,

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No: ; 31. H(,)W '1' 9 .BECOME A four teeu 1llustrat1ons, givmg t h e diff erent po s i t ions r eq ui site to become :t goo d speaker, reader and elocutionist. Also containing g e ms from a_ll t he popular of prose and poetry, arranged in the most THE STAGE. No. 41. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE BOOK.-Oontai.ning a great variety of the latest jokes used by. the mo famous end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without thi wonderful little book. o. 42. "HE BOYS OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKERContai;iing a varied asso,rtn:i en t of stump speeches, Negro, Dutc h d Irish. !so end men Jokes. Just the thing for home amuseJnent and !f ateur shows. No. 45. HE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AND JOI BQOK .. -Something new and very instructive. Eve ry l>oy. btam this book , as it contains full instructions for or gamzrng an matenr mmstre l troupe. . No. 65. LDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the most original Joke books r published, and it is brimful of wit and humor. It contains a . fge collection of songs, jokes, conundrums, etc. of errence :\f doon, the great wit, humorist, and practi'cal of E ry boy _ who can enjoy a good substantial joke should obtain a co 1mmediat e lv. o .. 79. QW TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing com mstru ions how to make up for various characters on the ; r with the duties of the Stage. l\Ianager, Prompter, Artis _and Property Man. By a promment Stage Manager. 80. GUS WILLIAl\IS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the !at es, an dotes and funny of this world-renowned and popula comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome l?ntammg a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. ._-.,.J••v. 16. HOW TO KEEP,/!.. WINDOW GARDEN.-Containing ull instrncriofis for constr ing a window garden either in town or country, and the most approved methods for raising beautiful fiowers at home. 'rhe most complete book of the kind ever pub" shed. No. 00. HOW 'l'O COOK.-One of the most instructive books cooking eve r published. It contains r ec ipes for cooking meats sh, game, and oysters; also pies, puddings, cakes and all kinds of try, and a grand co llection of recip es by one of our roost popular ks. ' • HOW T.O KEEP HOUSE.-It. contains information for Ot:i\', boys, girls, men and women; 1t will teat'h you how to aln1ost auything around the hous e , such as .parlor ornaments kets, cements, Aeolian harps, arid bird lime for catching birds.' ELECTRICAL. o. 46. HOW TO MAKE AKD USE ELECTRICITY.-A de tio n of the wonc.lerful uses of electricity and electro magnetism ther with full instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries: By 9em:ge T e b : l, A. M., M. D. Containing over fifty il• HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL l\IACHINES.-Con11 Jirections for making electri .cal machines, induction amos. and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. • R. Bennett. Fully illustrated. • BOW '1'0 DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a II ion of instructive nnd highly amusing electrical tricks, tr h Dlustrations. By A. A.nder:ion. ENTERTAINMENT. o. 9. HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILOQUIST.-By Harry Kennedy . The secret given away. Every intelligent boy reading book of instructions, by a practical professor (delighting multi es every night with his 'l'ionderful imitations), can master the , and c reate any amount of fun for hims e lf and friends. It is the atest book ever published. and there's millions (o f fun) in it. No.,20. HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A very valuable little book just published. A co mplete compendium of games sports, card diversions , comic r ecitations, etc., suitable for or drawing-room entertainment. It contains more for the mon ey t14.!:t any book published. No. 35. HOW 'l'O PLAY GAMES.-A complete and useful little book, containil1g the rules and r'!!gulations of billiards, bagatelle, ckg rton. roqnet. domino e s, etc. HO '?'I TO SOLVE CONUNDRUMS.-Containing a ll 11• co mdrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches sa;viilgs. 2. HOW 'l'O PLAY CARDS.-A complete and handy little giving rules and full directions for playing Euc hre, Crib1i110, Forty-Five, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poke r, 'tc All Fours, and man;v other popular games .of cards. 'l'O DO PUZZLES.-Containing ov e r three huni puzzles and conundrums. w ith key to same. A Fully illustrated. By A. Anderson. ETIQUETTE. 0 DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It t, and one that every young man desires to know happiness in it. BEHAVE.-Containingthe rules and etiquette the and most approved methods of ap antage at parties, balls, the theatre, church, and sunple and c o n c i se manner possible. , No . . 49. TO rules . for conducting de bates, outl111es for. qu.estions for discussion, and the best sources for procurmg mformation on . the questions giv,en. ' SOCIETY. No. 3. HOW TO FLIR'l'.-The arts and wiles of flirtation are fully by this l ,ittle book . Besides the various methods of ha_r.dkerch1ef._ an, glove. parasol, window and hat flirtation, it con a _full list of the l ang11age and sentiment of flowers, which is m.terestmg to everybody, both old an(\ young. You cannot be happy without on e . No. 4 . . HOW 'l'O DANCE is the title of a new and handsome li.ttle .book jus t is.sue d irrank Tousey. It contains full instruc lwns m the art of da11c1_ng, ba!J;room and at parties, how to drC'ss, and full directwns for callmg off m all popular square dances. . No . 5 . HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A complete to love and m a !Tiage, giving sensible advice, rules and to be ohseHed, \\'Ith many curious and interesting things not gen
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"' THE LIBEBf Y BOYS OF 76. A. W eek ly contai n in g Stories of the American By HARRY MOORE. These stories a.re ba.sed on a.ctua.l facts a.nd give a. account of the exciting adventures of a brave band of A youths who were a.lwa.ys . ready and willing to imp e ril the for the sake of helping a.long the g allant ca.use of Indepe Every number will conaist of 32 large pages of reading bound in a.. beautiful colored cover. ' ' L 'ATEST JSSUES: 129 The Liberty Boys and Aaron Burr ; of, Battllng for Independ-ence. 130 The Liberty Boye and the "Swamp Fox" ; or, Helping Marlon. 131 'l'he Liberty Boys and Ethan Allen; or, Old and Young Veterans. 132 The Liberty Boys and the King's Spy; or, Diamond Cut Diamond. 133 'l'he Liberty Boys' Bayonet Charge; or, The Siege of Yorktown. 134 The Liberty Boys and Paul Jones; or, 'l'he Martyrs of the l'rlson Ships. 135 The Liberty Boys at Bowllng Green ; or, Smashing the Klngs Statue. 136 The Liberty Boys and Nathan Hale; or, The Brave Patriot Spy. 137 'l'he Liberty Boys' "Minute Men" ; or, The Battle of the Cow Pens. 138 The Liberty Boys and the Traitor ; or, How They Handled Hlm. 139 'l'he Liberty Bo;v.s at Yellow Creek; or, Routing the R e d coats. 140 The Liberty Boys and General or, Chasing Cornwallis. 141 The Liberty Boys lo Richmond; or, 'l'raltor Arnold. 142 The Liberty Boys and the 'l'errible Tory; or, Beating a Bad !\fan. 143 The Uberty Boys' Sword-Fight; or, Winning with the Enemy' s Weapons. 144 Tl\e Liberty Boys lo Georgia; or, Lively Times Down South. 145 'l'he Liberty Boys' Greatest Triumph; or, The Marc h to Victory. 146 The Liberty Boys and the Quaker Spy; or, Two of a Kind. 147 The Liberty Boys In l•'lorlda; or, l<'lghtlng P1evost ' s Army. liS The Liberty Boys Last Chance ; or, Making the Best oj. It. 14{) The Liberty Boys Sharpshooters; or, The Battle 0f the .Kegs. 150 'l'he I.lberty Boys on Guard; or, Watching the Enemy. 1;;i The Liberty Roye' Strange Gulde; or, the Mysterious Malden. 152 'l'he Liberty Boys in the Mountains: or, Among Rough People. l :;a The Liberty Boys' Retreat; or, In the Shade s of Death. 154 The Liberty Boys and the Flre Fiend; or, A New Klnd of Ilattle. Ui5 The Liberty Boys In Quakertown ; or, Making Things In Philadelphia. Jl'\6 The Liberty Boys and the Gypsies; or, A Wonderful Surprise. 157 The Liberty Boys' Flying Artillery; or "Liberty or Death." 158 The Liberty Boys Against the R e d Demons ; or, Fighting the In dian Ralders. 159 The Liberty Boys'.. 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