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Crack! came a shot from a musket and Dick's horse fell, throwing him headlong. As he pitched forward into the snow three evil-looking men came from the brush. one with a smoking musket Jn his hands. •


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. lasued Weekly-By Subscription $3.00 per 'I/ear. Entered a t the New Y or k, N . Y., Poat Offic• as Second -Glau Matter b'IJ Frank Touaey, Publisher, 168 W est 23d S t reet. New Y ork. No. 927. NEW YORK. OCTOBER 4, 1918. Price 6 Cents. THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION OUT WITH THREE GREAT GENERALS By HARRY MOORE CHAPTE R I. I T h e two buli: ran off howling and were quickl y ou t I o f sight.' DI C K A N D THE GENERAL. A y oung girl we a ring a warm cloak and hood , thi ck woolen skirt and a pair of stout shoe s was riding along a road near the Black R iYcr i n the Kingstr e e district in Carolina one day in January of the year 1781. The ground was covered w ith snow , the t r e e s were bare and the s k y was dull and leaden. Although this was in the South, the winters were apt to be severe at times, although the springs were e arlie r than in the North. As the girl was riding along at an easy pace a number of half-grown boys suddenly sprang out of the brush alongside the road and with loud shouts b egan to pelt the girl and h e r horse. with snowballs. "Give it to ther rebel, let her have it!" they yt.illed. "Hi, therP.'s a good un !" bawled one of the boy s , nearly a hlan in stat ure. He h a d thr o w n a frozen snowball with such good aim that it struck' the horse on the neck, causing him to plunge and nearly throw his rider. "Whoa!" the girl cried, holding he r seat firmly and tightening the reins. He dashed ahead a s another snowba111 half ice, struck him in the flank, and then cast one of his snoes. Two boys wearing the Contin ental uniform and mounted on fine, Nothern-br ed horses, had come in sight around a bend in the road jus t b e fo r e this . They had seen the w hole affai r , therefore. As the girl quickly reined in her horse to prevent his going lame or otherwise injuring himself, they dashed forward. The young rascals had not noticed them. The big. boy, who seemed to be the leader of the party, was about to throw a snowball at the girl herself. Then one -of t h e n e wcomers, who wore a captain's uniform and rode a magnificent coal-black horse, leaped from the saddle. He sprang at the young ruffian, tore the snowball from his grasp, and, crushing it in his hand, forced it b e tween the bully's :neck and shirt band. The other boy, who rode a fine bay mare, had seized an-other of the bullies. This one was in the act of making a snowball. The boy quickly took it from him and r ubbed it all o v e r his face. This rendered it much cleaner than before, but caused the bully to howl, for Jack Warren had no gentle touch. The other bullies now fled, fearing to receive the same rough treatment which had been accorded to their comrades. "Now clear out as fast as you can go," said the young cap tain, after giving the bully an energetic shaking, ending by hurling him headfirst into a snowdri f t. Jack Warren had &"Otten rid of his bully with a well-di rected kick. " Got rid of him , Jack?" " Ye s , Dick . " The two bo ys no w joined the y o ung girl, w ho had d i s m ounted and sto od h oliling her horse at t he side of t h e road . "You're t h e m e a nes t, m ost con tem p ti bl e cowards in the. world, " s h e cried in d i g n a n t ly. " You are no thing bu t s neak:; , m e a n, cow ardl y sneaks!" "You can't mean u s, surely, miss?" s a i d the b oy whom Jack Warren h ad call ed Dick . " Y ou? " , crie d the girl, looking u p . "No, inde e d, not you, but those cowa r dl y sneaks that y ou thr ashed. " "It was i n d e e d con t em ptib le," said Dick. " W e w ere not in time to prevent their cow ardl y act." "No, but y ou gave i t to them g ood and hard, and I w i s h it had been wor se a n d that yo u h a d li cked all of them ." " W e ll, we off the two we did get h o ld of in very go o d fashion, ' laug hed J a ck. " C all me rebel, a nd tak e me by surprise, t he s n e ak s !" the girl bro k e out, explo s i v e ly. " S o I a m a reb e l , and I wo uld n ' t b e anything e lse , t h e cowards!" "That's righ t , " s aid Di c k admi ring l y . "You're o n the b es t s ide, and it's s u re to win i n the end ." "You're rebels yours el v es , aren' t y1:m ?" the girl asked. "We call ourse lves patriots, " said Dick. "That's all r ight, s o d o I, but I ge t s o used t o b e ing called a r ebel that I often u se the word myse lf. I'd s o one r b e a r eb e l than a sneak any time." "You'r e quite r i g h t, but y ou r horse has cast a s hoe a nd need s attention." "There' s a black smith's shop not far dis tant," sai d J a ck to the girl, "and i f you w ill take m y mare we w ill go there w i t h you . " "Certainly," s a i d Dick. "But z.ou'll have t o walk y ou r hors es, " s a i d the girl. "Thats bette r t han walkin g o u r s e lve s, " said the "How far is it?" "Not more t h a n a qu arter of a mile , l don't believe." "We ll, that ' s a ll right t h en," and the g irl allowe d Jack to put h e r in the s a dd l e again . "You boys are s ol diers ?" s h e a s ked as they started o n . "Yes . That is D ic k Slater, captain of the Li berty You may have heard o f hi m . " "Yes , inde e d , and of t h e brave work you h ave been doing in the caus e of indep endence." "We're bound to d o what w e c a n t o make it w i n , " s aid Jack. "And you are on e o f the Liberty Bo ys, too?" "Yes, I am Jack W a r ren. I li v e in N ew J e r s ey . Mos t of the Liberty Bo ys are from Ne w Y o r k , but we have the m from all over . Some are from the Sou t h ." "You are doing spl endi d work fo r the country, and I hope you will win." "We expect to/' said J ack . He was a dashy, jolly s o r t of fello w , but his bra very was unques tioned.


2 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COM:BINATION. He bad not been with the Liberty Boys from the beginning, but he was thoroughly liked by all. "And these young scoundrels whose faees we waflhed?" continued Jack. "They are Tories , of course?" "Yes, and sneaks and cowards to boot. That big one is Otis Monk; the one you washep the face of is Sam Slicer, and then there were Ike Spratts, Josh Jones, Abe Moser--" "That's enough of those fellows. Who are you? I'm a good deal more interested in knowing that." "Oh, I'm Mary Allen," the girl said. '"My father and brother are in the army and mother and us girls are running our place." "Then you are not the only daughter?" "No, but I'm the youngest. 'i'here are Martha, Rebecca and Susan, all older than I am." "And none of you very old at that," laughed Jack. "No, but these silly Tories call us old maids because we are not afraid of work." "And they are afraid of it, by the looks of the hulking bul lies," said Jack. In a short time they arrived at the blacksmith's forge. The smith and his men were hard at work when Dick Slater and Jack Warren came up. They w e r e not shoeing horses, however. They w ere fashioning rude broadswords from saws. "Have you time to shoe a horse for a good patriot, John Smith?" a sked Dick. "I donno but what I have, captain," said the smith, a big, robust man who wore his sleeves rolled up to the elbows and his shirt open at the n e ck, despite the cold. "ls it yours?" "No, but this young lady's." "Shoe a hoss fur one o' Allen's gals? Well, I reckoi;i yes. Mornin', llfi1>s Mary." . "Go od morning, John Smith." "Who w ill have the swords you are making. Smith?" askEJ.d Jack, leadingthe horse forward and h elping Mary dismount. "Them? The.m's fur Marion's men. I've heerd tell o' turnin' swords into plowshares, but we're tui-nin' saws inter swords instead," with a laugh. "But I guess there will be some into the British ranks with them, for all that," dryly. "Yas , I reckon there will be. Huh! that's putty good," and the smith laughed again. At this moment a short, slightly-built man, bronzed and wearing a somewhat shabby uniform, came riding up to the smithy. . Dick doffed his hat at once and said: ".Jack, take off your hat to General Marion." CHAPTER II. AMBUSHED. Mary's horse being shod, the girl mounted and said to Dick: "I'mobliged to you, Captain Slater. I suppose you're i n a hurry now, but any time that you are near our house, we'll b e glad to see you." '"Thank you," said Dick. "I shal\ be glad to s _top in. The invitation extends to Jack, I suppose?" "It extends to all the Liberty Boys," answered Mary. Then she went off in Qne direction, whil e the boys too k another. "Quite a lively girl, isn't she, Jack?" asked Dick; as they rode away. "Yes, very much so, and she's a patriot, which makes it better still." "There are evidently p lenty of Tories i n the neighborhood." "Well, they won't bother u s, for we w on't b e here long . " "But, if they are here, they are probably elsewhere, and they give information to the enemy." "Yes, and the greater part of them are sneaks and cowards like these we met just now. " "They were only boys, Jack." "Meybe so, but you'll find that their parents are just like them, only worse." "Very true. " "If your father and mine had been Tories, it is very likely that we would have been such." "It does not always follow." "Perhaps not, but it is the rule. These boys are all sneaks, and if ycu m e t their fathers you would no doubt find them to be the same." "Very likely, Jack." Reaching the camp of the Liberty Boys, two or thlee miles distant, near the river, a number of the boys came forward to meet them as they rode in. "Well, Dick, any news?" asked a handsome young fellow in a lieutenant's uniforn1. "You generally bring it." "Yes, Bob, I met General Marion.'' "But I thought he was on the Pedee," answered the other, who was Bob Estabrook, first lieutenant of the Liberty Boy11 and Dick Slater's warmest friend. "One never knows where General Marion is," was Dick's r P ply, as he dismounted and went away with Bob. _ "Any adventures, Jack?" asked another of the Liberty Boys. He was MarK. Morrison, the second lieutenant, and one or the bravest and most trusted of the Liberty Boys. Mark and Jack were close friends and had shared many a danger and many a nleasant time together. . As Dick Slater seldom wlmt away from the camp wit ho u t having an adventure of some sort, Mark's question was a very natural one. "Yes, we had one, besides meeting General Marion.'' "Did yez have anny fun, Jack, my bhy?" asked a iosy cheeked, freckle-faced Irish lad, one of the Liberty "Good morning to you, Caotain Slater, " said the newcomer, was Patsy Brannigan, the company cook, and the li fe t\'ho was General Francis Marion, celebrated all through the of the camp. South as the "Swamp Fox." and proud of the title. "Are the "Why, yes. Patsy, we had some, but we did not meet any Liberty Boys in thP. neighborhood?" redcoats, if that's wha,t you mean. " "Yes, general, and ready to join yourself, Greene and "Batsy was t'ought dot killing dose redgoats w a s b een fun, Sumter in puni shing the redcoats." Shi>ck," said a fat German boy. "" "That's a combination, gin'ral!" roare d the smith. h d d por ids and his name was "With the Liberty Bo ys?" smiled Marion. "Yes. indeed." He weighed auite two un re "And without them, general," said Dick. "The Liberty Carl Gookenspieler. Boys are proud to join such a combination.'' "Well. we didn't shoot any redcoats, Carl.'' "And I am glad to have you." was Marion'1' reply. "I know "Shure dhin yez had no fun at all, at all.'' the Liberty Boys and know what they can do." "Howe you was lig-e to been shooted yo ursellu f, Batsy? "We are ready to do what we can at all times, general." You don'd was t'ought dot was some f un, I bet me. " "I know it. Were you going to my camp?" "Well, av Oi was as big as yersilf, C o okysp iller, Oi ' d e xpect "Yes.'' to be shot anny minyute. Yez do be s u c h a f oine mark d hat I "Then I will see you shortly. How are you coming on with wondher yez haven't been killed twinty toimes .' ' the work?" to thf' "How I was got killed more as a irouple off dimes?" asked "Fine! Every forge in the Kingstree deestrict is workin' Carl. "Did you t'ought I was ein cat mit dose 1 1ine lifes?" hard, gin'ral." "If you fellows keep on talking, we'll never hear J•'s "Good! I will tell you where to send them. Good-dn.y, cap-story,'' laughed Ben Spurlock, one of the liveliest and j o llie s t tain; good-day, miss," and then the little genernl rode away of the Liberty Boys. swiftly. "I never knew anything that would sto p t heir talking, un"He loses no time. does he?" laughed .Jack. less it was eating," declared Sam Sanderson. "He never does," was Dick's answer. "He may be miles "Or going to sleep," added Arthur Mackay. a.way when next you hear of him." "Even that doesn't stop Patsy," laughed Harry T h u r ber, "'fhet's jest Gein'ral Marion,'' said the smith, busy at "for he talks in his sleep.' ' Mary's horse. "Yer never know where ter find him, an' l "Shure an' Oi don't see dhat anny av yez do be givin' sometimes folks do when they don't wanter." Masther Jack anny betther chanc e t o tell hlii shtory nor me'"!'he redcoats, for example," said Jack.. silf, bhys," laughed Patsy. t f


THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. s There was a roar at this, the talking ceased and Jack had 1 "Now, then," said Dick, "what have you got to con,iplain a chance to tell of his and Dick's adv.,mure with the young about?" Tory bullies. "Yer licked my boy Ote an' I don't let nobody lick him Meanwhile Dick had gone to his tent with Bob. 'cept me, just as my pop useter lick me." , . . "There will be an active campaign before long, Bob," said "You were brought up like a brute and you bn!1gmg up Dick. "Marion is getting ready for it and Sumter and Greene your boy like one. He's a sneak and coward JUSt like yourwill not be far behind." self." "It will be a fine combination for the Liberty Boys, if we Jed Monk glared at Dick, but did not move. . get in with three great generals like that." ' i "You shciot behind one's back and your soi: ann.oys girls "Yes, Sumter will be in the field before long, Greene is here and gets a dozen other sneaks and cowards like himself to and Marion can always be depended upon." help him." General Thomas Sumter, known as the "Carolina Game"Don't let ther rebel talk to yer like thet, Jed," said Bud cock," was one of the most active patriot commanders in the Slicer; South, and the Liberty Boys considered it a great honor to be "Now clear out, the lot of you," said Dick. "If you are not with him. gone by the time I count three, one of y0 will get hurt. They had already fought under General Greene, and to be One-" in combiJiation with three such generals was indeed someThey did not wait for Dick to count any more , but fled in thing to be proud of. the greatest haste. The Liberty Boys had expected to join Marion at his camp As the horse lay right in the middle of the road, where at Snow's Island at the junction of Lynch's Creek and the someone might ride over it in the dark and get a bad fall1 Pedee River. Dick speedily summoned a number of the Libel'ty Boys anCl Having see:q. Marion himself, Dick determined to go on the had it buried. march almost at once unless other orders came. I They also carried away the two muskets, although they This might easily happen, as Marion was such a restless were not good for much. . general, flying from place to place with little or no warning. "Those Tory scoundrels won't shoot at anyone else with Some time later Dick took another horse, leaving behind them behind their backs, at any rate," declare d J a ck Warren. Major, his magnificent black, and set off along the snow-covOn the way back to camp they met Mary A en on hors eered road. i back. . . . . There was a great deal of bruoh along the road which here "There's a lot of those Tones wa1tmg for you m a cut not and there cut through great sa;;'dbanks. ' I far ahead," she said. . At such times it was diflklt to see much of Ything ex"Many of them?" asked Dick: . ,, cept straight ahead. I "Yes, there's or thirty of them, old and youn g . Dick was riding along at a good speed when he entered one "And there's only about a doien of us. They should have of these cuts with high banks on both sides of him. I had more," dryly. . . "There's Jed Monk and Ote and Bud Sheer and his son and It. was JUSt the place foi: enemy to hide. ll th boys that bothered me this morning and as many Dick Slater had no susmcion of danger as he rode on, howa ,, e ' came a shot from th& brush and Dick's horse fell I a brave lot," muttered Jack. ''How did you find th h' h dl ' ' it out, Mary?" • rowmg ea ong. . . . I "I overheard some of them talking of how they meant to As he pitched forward mto snow, ev1l-lo.okm.g waylay you and then I saw a lot of them alonO' the men came from the brush, one with a smokmg musket m his r d t d th place " " hands oa owax e . . man was dressed in backwoods garb of buckskin and 1 "What are you to do, Dick?" a s ked Ben Spur lock , cap, the others we.aring ordinary homespun of coarse_1 %oments. material rough appearance. . . "I don't believe in exposing any of you unnecessarily," he One carried an. old musket and wore a big muffler about his said. "This is an ambush and a sudden dash up o n them w o uld /head to protect him from the cold. . . do us no good, for they are protected." three me!'! now came forward as pick got upon his feet "Can't we get around them in some way and take them in an,1 '1!1cked up his hat. ?" • . the rear?" asked Jack. . Did you. shoot Jl!Y horse. of the man m buckskm, "I'll tell you how you can draw their fire and then rush In with the still smokmg musket m his hand. on them " said Mary. ::Yuss, I did, an' ther next will be te_r shoot.yu." "Wen?" with a from Dick. " What have you got agamst ,}lle? asked Dick, quietly. "The cut is just beyond the top of a steep hill." Who are you, m the first place? "Y ?" '.'I'm tha;'s who I be, an' t!other fellers air Bud you put your hats and greatcoats on top of your Sheer an Sp:att. . muskets and creep up the hill t,o the top?" . "Well?" said. Dick, remembermg that Mary Allen had men"I'll see." boned names hke these. "They will fire as soon as they see what they take to be "Wull, yer licked my boy fur nuthin', an' I shot yer boss your heads" so's I cud /fit bolt on yer ter give yer er good thrashin' ter "Very I" pay fur l!t. "Th7 can only fire once without reloading " "Y ' ' . ' t h 1 ,. d t " 1 d th . an we re ergom er e P im o e , snar e e "An then we can dash in on them. A very clever plan, man wit the muffler. my girl " "Not if I know it!" cried _Dick, suddenly drawing a brace :you ought to have been a boy, Mary, and been one of pistols. of us," cried Jack, admiringly. "If your sisters are as clever as you, they're a fine lbt of CHAPTER III. A. BB.AVE GmL's RUSE. "Now, rou coward who shoots from the brush and behind trees," said Dick, "we are better matched. Throw down your musket." "Won't do et,'' snarled the backwoods man. "Throw it aown or I'll fire." "Won't!" "Crack I" A bullet cut off the tail of the man's coonskin cap. He dropped his musket in great haste. "Now, throw yours down," t,o the fellow with the big muffier. He obeyed without the sliihtest hesitation. ' girls," added Ben. ' "The idea is a good one," said Dick, "and we will put it In practice at once." Halfway up the_ hill they dismounted and took off their hats and greatcoats. Putting these upon their muskets and raising them, they crept forward on their hands and knees. As they near.ed the crest of the hill they waited anxiously for the enemy's fire. At last there came a rattle of musketry. Several of the cocked hats were perforated with bullets and half a dozen of the coats were hit. Then they heard a chorus of yells and the sound of hurry footsteps coming toward them. 'Up with you!" cried Dick. Up rose the dozen boys and down went the coats and such of the hats that had not been sent ftyini.


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. A score of Tories, backwoodsmen, farmers and idlers were I "Becos Oi do be always saysick on dhe wather, Cooky, . :oming up the hill. spiller." "Fire!" shouted Dick. "But dot don'd was der ocean." Crack--crack-bang! "It's wather," said Patsy, 'an' dhat's enuff.'' At once a volley rang out and several of the scoundrels vere seen to stagger. "Fire!" cried Dick again. .. Then the gallant boys whipped out their pistol.i and fired a attling volley at the Tories. Not all of them had fired at the first vollev when their fire iad been drawn. • Seeing the Liberty Boys advancing upon them and pouring I n an apparently unceasing fire, these now took to their heels. They did not fire a single shot, but ran away as fast as they could go. And now, at the other end of the cut, there appeared a small-sized man in a shabby uniform, riding a h_orse and. follow ed by a dozen mounted men. ' At once this person gave the word to charge and fire. It was General Marion at the head of a small party of hi s men. The Tories , finding themselves suddenly caught between two fires, dove headlong into the brush, scurried away be tween the sandhills and were out of sight in a few moments. Then the Liberty Boys resumed . their hats and coats , got upon their horses and rode fon'lard to meet Marion. "Having a brush with the Torie s , were you, Captain Slater?" asked the general. "Y es1 general. They w ere too many for u s to handle, and so we arew their fire fir s t and then charged them." "Very good. I heard the shots, svspected what it meant and came up." "This is the young lady who suggested the plan, " said Dick, indicating Mary. "You ought to have been a boy," said Marion with a smile. "Well. I am not, I can do something to help," repl;ed Mary, blushing. "I should say you could. There are manylike you among our patriot Wives and daughters. Stay just as you a re, for then some good fellow will have a fine wife one of these days." Mary laughed and blushed once rr ore, and Ben Spurlock said teasing Ty to Jack: "He means you, my boy.'' "How do you know that he does not mean you?" dryly. "Oh, I've got a girl of my own, and you haven't." "How do you know?" with a chuckle. "Why, you never talk of her.'' "Of the girl I left heh.ind me? Well, that's nothing.'' Ben could get nothing more out of Jack, and so de s is'ed. Two or three of the boys went home with Mary, thinking that she might be annoyed by the Torie s if she were alone. Before they left Dick gave Mary a pistol and s om e am munition and said: "When those young Tory bullies annoy you ag-ain, just show them this. I don ' t think you will have to u se it." "Thank you, Captain Slater," said Mary. "I don't believe I will, but I shall be glad to have it, just the same." Jack and Ben were with the party that saw Mary home, but there was one boy who paid the girl much more attention than either of them. CHAPTER IV. BOTHERING THE BRITISH. General Greene had planned the expedition which Marion was no:w undertaking with the assistance of the Liberty Boys. The object was to harass the British and keep• Cornwallis out of Virginia until a sufficiently large force to oppose him could be collected in the Carolinas. "Now, then, Boys," said Dick, "this is ne of the rapid mcwe fr mhich bodie s like ours are famous, and we must make it tell." The y iocle iapidly, and mile after mile was left behind them. The boys were in the .best of spirits, for they knew that much was expected of them and did not mean to disappoint Dick. The British post was to be attacked at two points. There was a garrison of two hundred in the fort and the works were strong, but General Greene d id not despair of s uccess. By rapid marching, Dick and the Liberty Boys reached Georgetown at night. The boat party anived at very nearly the same time. Dick saw General Marion and plans were matle to attack the town and fortifications at midnight. The attacking party had no cannon, but they were strong in numbel"S, were well-armed and their bravery was unques tioned. Shortly before midnight Dick and the Liberty Boys approached the fort. They were dismounted and advanced rapidly and with very little noise. ' Suddenly the report of firearms was heard. This was the signal for the attack. "Forward, Liberty Boys!" shouted Dick. On rushed the brave boys with a cheer. They had battering rams with them, these ronsisting of great fogs, with which to batter down the stockade ga'es. They rushed at these and began battering at them with th utmost vigor. Crack-crack-crack! The garrison, mounted on the opened fire upon them. Bang-bang-bang! The Liberty Boys returned the fire with inter est. Mark Morrison Jed the party with tlje battering rams. "Now. boys, down with them!" he shouted. Boom! • The rams pounded upon the gates with a sound like thunder. "One more!" shouted Mark. "Now, then, boys, down with 'em!" cried Jack, who had charge of one of the rams. General Marion and his party hurried away as soon as the Boom! Tories had fled, and then Dick and the Liberty Boys recov"That's it! Once again, now!" ered their hats and coats and went on more leisurely to their Crack-crack-crack! own camp. Muskets rattled and bullets flew all around them. Dick determined to go on the march in the morning and "Once more!" yelfed Mark. made many of his preparations over night, so as to lose no "Now. my boys!" cri ed Jack. time. Boom! They made an early start, marched rapidly and by noon Crash! had covered man y mile s . Down went the gates and in dashed the brave boys with a Reaching Marion's camp, they rested until arrival of rush. the general. I Muskets rat,tled, pi sto l s cracked and brave boys shouted. Then an order came from General Greene to proceed down I The stockade was carried, but now the works were to be the Pedee and make a demonstration against the British post assailed. at Georgetown. Torches fla s hed here and there and fires lighted up !he Dick wa eager to set out, and all the Liberty Boys shared weird scene. this feeling. . . . . , The Liberty Boys rnshed in at one point, while Marion and At last they set out, one d1v1s1on p1oceP.dmg by boats and his men were making an attack at another. the other by land. Suddenlv a of redcoats dashed at Dick. The Liberty Boys mounte d their horses and se t off down "That's Dick Slater, capture him!" cried the leader. the river. The redcoats leaped forward, so -as to surround Dick. glad Oi am not in wan av dhim ,oats," said Patsy, "To the rescue, Liberty Boys!" shouted Bob, Dick's as they were riding along". I peril. "For why was dot?" asked Carl. 4 ""Baek with 'em!" echoed Mark.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION'. 5 J ack, B e n, Sam, Patsy, Carl and a dozen others answered 1 There was quite a s te ep b ank just where Carl was sitting Mark' s c a ll. and the log was on the very edge of it. Harry, Arthur, Will Freeman, George Brewster, Phil Pretty so o n Carl got a fish o n his hook. W aters, Ned Know lton, Harry Juds on a nd a srore mo r e He gave it a tug and brought 1t out of the rush e d forward at Bob's command. Then P a t sy put h is fo o t against the log and pushed with Crac k--crack--crackl all his might. Rat tle-rattle-bang! Carl got up, the bette r t o haul i n h is fish . Z ip-zip! Then Patsy gave the lo g another good shove with bot h Pistol s ran g out sharply , muskets rattled and sabers whishands. tled. It began to roll at onc e and took Carl in the heels . There were man y b reaks in the ranks of the redcoats , and Carl sat down , bu t t h e l o g went right on rolling . they fled to the il' w orks. Carl r olled with it, for h e cou l d not catch his balance. Dick Slater was not c aptured, but Marion made a prisoner Down the s t ee p b a n k r oll ed the l og and Carl went on his o f the commandant. back. Patsy, Carl, t h e Sw ede and Oddy captured half a dozen The n he s lid the rest o f t h e way and stru ck the water with privates b etwee n t hem and marched them off in triumph. 11 his feet. Then s uch a fire w a s op e ned upon them from the works There was a tremend o u s sp l a s h, and t hen Carl disappeared. that Dick gave the 't>r der t o fall back. When . h e c a m e up h e s a w P atsy standing on the bank, Then c a m e t he o r d to retreat from Marion himself. laughing upr oa r iou sly. The Lib e rty Boys fell b a ck in good order , mounted their " What y ou was doed ? " he a s ked. horses a n d were ready to dash a w a y at a moment's notice. "Shur e an' didn't Oi te ll yez O i wud give yez somethin' av The attac k h a d . been an a udacious one, and beyond its yez caught d he forst fish ?" h e roared. s light s u ccess , was b ound t o have a great influence upon the " Vhell, vat y ou was gave me?" a s ked Carl , paddling for enemy in the Sou th. the bank. It s ho wed the d ete r mination of the Americans and ; "Oi gave y e z a du ckin ', begorrah," and Patsy roared again. sturdy plu ck o t h e i r l eaders, and this was sure to have its " Off I was got h o l d off you I was gife you two off dos e effect. duckings, I be t me," sputtered Carl. A shor t time after the Libe rty Boys were mounted word He ch ase d after Patsy, trying to catch him, all the w ay was sent to D i ck . . bac k to camp , a n a so es caped getting chilled. He was t o p u s h on toward the Santee River and there Then in a s ho r t time Marion arrived and the exped ition await t h e gen e ral's coming. was ready to star t. Dick a t o nc e gave the w o r d, and away dashed the brave boys . Reaching the n o rth b ank of t he Santee, Dick formed a tem-CHAPTER V . porary camp and wai t ed fo r Marion. "Well , me bhys, dhat w a s a foine bit av fun," said Patsy, T H E BOOT O N THE OTHER LEG. as he sat on a lo g, eating and drinking, "but dhere wasn't enough av it. " Mariop's purpos e was t o pro ceed to Nel s on's Ferry and sur"If you're patient, " 'Said Jack, "you'll have more of it. " p r i se Colonel Wats on , who was posted the re. "Dhat's a ll roigh t, J ac k , m e bhy; O i 'll wait till afther Qi They m o ve d rapidly forward, but upon nearing Nel s on ' s h ave me breakfast, annyJ::i,o w." F errv"found that Wats on had lear ned of their approach and " Den off you was kill ed, y ou don'd w a s dieded mit ein had fled . empty shtummick, I be t me," l a u g hed Carl. "Tories," mutter ed Bob. "We saw some of them on the "Dhat's phwat Oi wo r thinkin' av mysilf, " laughed Patsy, road." "an' so Qi med shure av havin' someth in'." "And they have no t ified Watson of our coming," added "Den I bets me y ou w a s been a vraid ' off dos e fighds blenty Mark. . . off dimes,'' l a u ghed Carl. Wats on l e f t a strong at the fort b earrng Ins "An' phwy d o ye z t'in k s o , Cook yspiller? " a s ked Pat sy. name. five m i l es farther u p the nver, and h a d fled to ward "For cause yo u was always eating been , dot was for why . . ,, alretty," and Carl l et ou t another laugh in which the rest Well hav e to ir1ve tJ:em a nother thrashmg, declared Ben, oined ' I "to make t hem hold the i r tongues." J " , . ., . ,, Disappointed at not meet ing Watson, M a rion d e cided t o ,)"ez m usht t mk ,<;>1 a pig as yerself. . res t a short time before p us hing on e l se where. . Yah, d o t was said CaH , sobe rly, and the boy s all broke Meantime Dick se t ou t t o do a littl e scouting, leaving the mto a l a u g h agam . Liberty Boys in camp. :;For why ,Y? U w a s laff?" Carl asked . . ,, The r e might be detache d parties of the e ne my about, or Shure 1t wi;td tak e too long t o tell y ez , Cookysp1ller , there might be mis chief-making T ories abroad, and he was o n roared the Joll y Iris h boy. the lookout for bo t h . ;:Fo r why ?ot .,wasJ" . He had gone about a mile and was riding along at a modan 01 ll m v e r y ez, but 01 say, do yez want to erate pace when his qu i ck ears caught the s ound of men ' s go .. fishm wid me da,z 1 voires a little distance ahea d of h im . .,Ya h,. went mi t y ou. , , . ,, He quickly reined in Maio r a nd listened attentively. All 10 1ght, com e an. we 11 get fish f?r dmner. Dick had an exc e lle n t memory for voic es. 9 ff t he y starte? fo1 t h e fishmg hole Wlth hooks, Imes, poles, If he heard a v oic e onc e h e wou l d know it again, ev e n if h e b ait and . everythmg t h ey wanted. did not hear it for a long t i me. Reach m g the place, Carl sat on a log on the bank and began He at once recognized two o f the voice s as those of J e d to fish . Monk and Bud Slicer . "Phwat'll yez g i ve me a v O i catch dhe foirst fish, Cooky"What ue those rasca l s doin g i n this part of the country, s p iller?" asked Patsy. when they belong to the Kingstree district?" he s ai d to him" l don'd gave yo u nodings." self. "Shure dhin Oi'll g i ve ye z something av ye z catch it." Dismounting, he left M ajor under a tree a little b a ck of the "What you was gave m e ? " road and wen t forw a r d cautiou s l y . "Something foine . " He presently c aught sigh t of the two m e n and a doz e n more "Well, I was caughted it a n y how, off y ou gave s om edings sitting in a little hollo w just b ack fro m the road. und o ff yo u was gave me nodings. " D' k d f th t h b " tl J d "Yez will not. Oi'll catc h it mesilf." 1c recogmze some o e par y as avmg een w1 1 e Monk at the time they had surpr i sed h im before . Carl said no thing, but went on fishing. "I reckon we c'n do e t ef we g i t er bigger lot," Jed Monk It was some time befo r e either of them g-ot even a bite. was saying. Either i t w a s to o cold or the fish were shy or they were "Them Libe rty Boys kin s hoo t too pesk}" straigh t fur er n o t i n a goo d pl!l ce . feller " foolin' r ound 'em too p urm1 s cuou s,'' drawled Then Patsy g o t up. Slicer. "Shure an' Oi don't think dhere do be anny fish in dhe "Ef we get ernuff an' 'tack 'em et'll be all right." r iver, " he s aid. "But Gin'ral Marion air around an' he kin shoot ter kiU. He looked . at Carl sitting on the and smiled. Ther Liberty Boys ain't so reckle s s as he b"


6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. "We don' wanter tech Marion, et's ther Liberty Boys 'at '"Dick, "I think that all that is necessary is_ to. show these we wanter git holt on." . . . . snea_ks we are prepared_ for the_m and them off." • "Er course, but if there's enny shootmg, Gm'ral Marion Dick's wiser counsel prevailed, as it usually did. air ergoin' ter see what et'lf all erbout an' mebby do some on Just before dark Marion sent for Dick and said: et hisself." "I am going over into the Kingstree district, Captain "Ye're erskeered, Bud!" sneeied Monk. Slater. Lee has been recalled by Greene, and I shall act inde"I ben't erskeered nuther, but I ain't ersettin' er m'self up pendently for a time until we can combine our forces once ez er targit fur no sharp-shooters ef I know et, an' yu ain't, more." nuther, Jed." "When do you start, General?" "Ther ain't no reason fur none er us ter do et," said an"In a short time." other. "We c'n raise er false erlarm, git ther Liberty Boys Dick then told Marion what he had learned from the out, shoot Dick Slater an' er dozen more an' then git erway Tories. erfore Gin'ral Marion comes." "H'm! and you want to put the boot on the other leg?" "Thet's all right," muttered another. "We don't want "Yes." nuthin' ter do with Gin'ral Marion. We sp'iled his plans "Well, it "\Von't take long. When you've given these neaks ergin Watson an' now we wanter git even with ther Liberty their lesson, come on after us. You know the country pretty Boys." thoroughly, I think." "Thet's all right, an' ef there's more skeery fellers like "Yes," said Dick, and then he went back to the camp. Bud, they'd better stay ter hum, 'cos when we gi_t--" There was but a short twilight and on after sunset it "' "Ain't no more skeery'n yer be, Jed Monk!" with a snarl. was dark. "I thought we had all brave men ermongst us, but I see I The tents were all down and packed, ready to be air mistaken, so we'd better sift out ther skeery ones er-taken away at short notice. fore-" Fires were lighted, however, and a number of huts hastily "Yer ain't takin' no more chanst er gittin' kill ed 'n I b'e, erected to give the appearance of a camp. Jed Monk,_" angrily. ..._ were placed near to the fire, wrapped in great"! hain't said nuthin' erbout backin' out, have I?" coats and with cocked hats placed upon them. "Ye're ergoin' tei:,. take 'em by surprise, shoot 'em when Then _some dummy figures were placed 0!1 the of the they ben't erlookin' an' then run away. Yer hain't took no camp with muskets and to look hk? more chanst ':n I have, not er bit." The greater part of the Liberty Boys were m the deepest "Mr. Slicer has reason on his side for once," Dick. I shadow at one side of the mock camp. "Ah stop yer quar'lin', yer two fellers," said Ike Spratt. In about an hour Jacx, Ben, Sam and one or two others "Et's riiht. We'll surprise 'em jest as we said an' git ther who had been post.ed advance guards, reported that the best on 'em" enemy was commg m quite large numbers. " ,, The fires had burned down somewhat and there was just "Yer ther camp? light enough to mak!! the deception all the more perfect. "Yuss-, . ?" Steadily footsteps were heard approaching. "What 11 be ther best , ,, All was still in the camp, and everything seemed promise .. Arte; dark, when t1;,ey i.e all v;ent te;, sleep. nt r bi _ success for a complete surprise. ll do fust rate, said Jed Monk, but we wa e g All at once a chorus of yells arose and then nearly one ger party " . . . • "Y •t b t fi h d d" . eered Bud "Ye're er-hundred 7vil-lookmg men burst mto the supposed camp and aas, gi er ou ve un re , an began firmg goin' ter do er brave an' yer don't wanter no resks. Over went the dummy figures, the supposed sleeping boys more ther better. ,, . . were riddled with bullets and the enemy looked for the sur-Yu shet yer mouth, Bud! snarled Jed Monk angrily. prised Liberty Boys to come rushing out "A!;i't ergoin' ter. I got ez much right ter talk ez yu Instead of that, there was a sudden and at a signal a have. volley. . "Yer don't wanter go lettin' out hints me, I tell yer." "Again!" cried Dick, and now a rattlingpistol volley fol"I guess l got ez much call ter send out hmts ez yer. have." lowed. up, thei: both er yer, an' settle onter ther time ter The Tories were by surprise and at once surprise 'em," cned Ike. broke and fled in the gr test confusion "Yuss, we don't wanter git ter quar'l'in' ermongst our. selves." "Jed begun et," Bud. "Shet up, we're sick an' tired er ther hull biz'ness." "I jist let ver know, Bud, thet I ain't goin' ter have no hints throwed--1 ' "Shet up I" roared a dozen of the party. Dick now crept away without having been di scovered. "There's a chance that they will get to fighting among themselves and upset the whole plan," said Dick to himself. However, it was best to be prepared for an a ttack, and this Dick determined to do. He went back to where he had left Major, mounted and rode away without attracting any attention. Reaching the camp, he told Bob and Mark what he had dis covered, and said: "We w ill turn the surprise against these villains :md show them that we are thoroughly wide-awake. "A dozen or so of the crowd ought to be taken out and hanged," said Bob, energetically. "It's too good for them," added Mark. "A good, sound thrashing is what cowards and bullies like that ne!!d." "I say shoot 'em!" said Jack. "They would not hesitate to fire on us in the dark and behind our backs, and I say if they attack us that we ought to shoot them down unmercifully. That's all they deserve and we are only acting in self-defence." "I think that if we drive them off and show them that we are not to be taken by surprise, it will be enough, Jack," re plied Dick quietly. "Jack is right," mutter ed Bob. "This f e llo w Monk fired at you from ambush once before and does not deserve the least consideration." "All the same, since we know of this intended attack," said . . CHAPTER VI. AT THE RECRUITING STATION. A ringing cheer greeted the ears of the discomfited Tories as they broke for cover. Then Fatsy was heard shouting in a high ke : "Good-night to yez, me bowld hayroes. Come an' surproise us ag'in some ither noight!" A burst of laughter greeted ,this sally from the Liberty Boy s ' ''Wild Irishman,'' as he was often called. The Tories did not return, however. They had been taken by surprise themselves and the recep tion that had been given them made them very shy of any more of the same sort. For some time their retreating footsteps could be heard, but at last they died out. • The fires were left to go down of themselves and Dick gave the word for tf>r> m

THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. 7 These were to be broken up, and Dick Slater at once under-bay mare the other time. Now some other fellow has a took to do it. chance." Taking Bob, Mark, Jack, Ben, Sam and half a dozen Mark saw that there was little use in trying to tease Jack ot:ti,ers, he s e t off to look for the recruiting stations. Warren and gave it up. Passing John Smith's shop, he pausecl for a minute to have Then the boys cut a sapling, and three or four of them a word or two with the genial smith. slung the bear upon it by his le g s and carried it back to the "Gl a d to see you again in the deestrict, Cap'n Slater," said camp. the smith. "Patsy can exercise his arts upon him," said Mark, "and "Siill busy, I see," said Dick. we'll have plenty to eat." "uss, we're still hammerin'. Them broadswords has been "Yes, and h e is never more deli ghted, unless when he is delivered to Colonel Harry an' I reckon he'll be sawin' away fighting redcoa t s, than when he has plenty to cook and can at the redcoats wi t h 'em afore long . " ex e rci s e his talents," added Jack. "Colonel Harry is a man after General Marion's own Mary was escorted home, her horse b eing found on the heart," said Dick. I road half-a mile away, and the bo ys return e d to t he camp, "I r eckon a f e w like him wouldn't be amiss in this here 1 while Dick and Bob rode on to reconno i t e r. deest rict." They had ridden three or four mile s w h en they came to a "Tor ie s bothering you?" little cabin by the roadside where the y saw a number of men, "So me. Fellers like Jed Monk an' Bud Slicer an' such. among them a Brit i s h recruiting officer. They're talkin ' o' startin' a Tory camp up ther river a pi:!ce." . "Hello, they are trying to ge t r e cruits, are they ?" said "Why, w e met those rascals between here and the Santee Dick. and gave them a le s son," said Dick, "not very long ago." "We'll have to stop that," said Bob impetuou s l y . " W ell, the y 're back again. Reckon you must have started Then they rode up to the cabin, the m e n di v i d ing right and them ter runnin' an' they never stopped till they got back to left as they halted. Kingstreet." "I hope none of you fello ws have been forgetting your"We'd bette r start them to running again then," laughed selves and listened to this officer, " D ic k sa i d . "I s h ould be Ben, "just to k e ep their j oints oiled." very sorry to see any nativ e Carolinian so far forget h imself Dick rode on with Bob at his side and Mark and Jack close as to enlist among the enemie s of h i s country. " behind. . a I "Mind your business, you r ebel," said the office r shar ply . Ben, Sam and the othe r s followed at a short distance, on "These men know where their interests li e . T hey k no w that the watch for parties in the rear. you rebels are bound to lo s e and tha t t h ey will b r prctec tecr Since Dick's adventure with Jed Monk and his cronies he if they declare themselves loyal s ubjects and fight fo r t h e was cautious wh e n approachingiall possible places of ambus h, king." and g enerally beat them up in lively fashion. "The patriot.ii are not goin g to lo se and t h e traitors y ou All of a sudden Dick and Bob heard screams and dashed make will suffer after y ou invadars are drive n out." ahead. "Don't listen to this fellow, my me n , " sai d Bob. "Yo u will / "More girls in distress," said Jack, following. "That only regret it.': Mary Allen's voice.'' "Let's not give them a chance to listen , B ob," said D;.ck . "Have you got it down as pat as that already, Jack?" "No, we won't." laughed Mark. "This looks serious.'' "See here sergeant" Di ck went on "you a1e not wan t ed '.'Why, you teasing fell.ow," said Jack,d'I always rei;,iember here. I will' give you cou p l e of m i nu' t es t o leave .' ' and so do you. Dick Slater has taught us that. "And if I refus e?'1 retortect t he redcoat a n grily. "Suppo s e _Dick and Bob had gone ahead and now Mark and Jack were I summon the troop s and make pri soners of y ou meddlers?" with them. . . Dick whipped out his pis tol s . Mary Allen had been m a patch of woods alongside the "You have a horse, I s e e , " he said . "If y ou don't mount road. . instantly and leave this s ection, n o t t o retm n, you w ill be c a r She had left her horse at the roadside. ried out of it feet foremost.'' Then a bear had come out and the horse, smelling him, had to submit to this, men?" asked the offic er, run away. . . appealing to the bystande r s , most of t hem b ackwoods m en . h!ld attempted to run and had caught her m a "Yes, they are," said Bob, hi s p is tols leve l ed a t the fo r etrailmg vme and been thrown. . most of the men. She arose, but her ankle had been stramed and she was "Go," said Dick, "and go nqw. If on e o f t h ese m e n inter-unable to V:alk. . . . . feres, he does it to his cost. The. bea1 was advancmg towa:rd her upon his hmd legs, "!'he sergeant was convinced tha t D ic k was in earnest and growling. . . . quickly mounted his horse and rod e away . . had .screamed, and it was this which had attracted "You can have this shack for firewood," said Dic k to the Dicks attention. onlookers. "It will not be used as a r e cruiting station again.'' In a few moments was on the SCElne. . 1 "Come on, boys; let's help ou r selve s, " cried thre e or four He had MaJor not to fear and othe r animals, of the party. and .the magnificent creature stood still. Then they began tearing dow n t h e c a bin , and i n a few minDick and Bob leaped to the and dashed utes scarcely a vestige of it was l eft a s D i c k an.d Bob r o d e on ?'he snow had now gone, except m the deepest pa1ts of the in search of a Tory camp. woods. . Leaping forward, Dick drew his pistols. Bob was at his side in a moment and snatched Mary out of harm's way. Then Dick fired twice in rapid succession. Mark and Jack were now close to him, and they also fired. The bear fell dead at Dick's feet and then the other boys came dashing up. "Have you hurt yourself very badly?" asked Bob, who had carried Mary to the roadside. "No, but that foolish horse of mine has run away, and I can't run all the way home after him." Then one of the Liberty Boys offered to let her have his horse until she found her own. "Wbere were you, Jack?" chuckled Mark. "Why didn'r'you offer her that fine bay mare of yours?" CHAPTER VIL BREAKING UP THE TORY CAMPS. Dick and Bob had proceeded only about a mile whe n they saw Jed Monk, Bud Slicer and two others coming toward them on horseback. They at once drew their pistols and halted. "Git out er here, yer rebels," muttered Monk , who had a musket across his saddle. "It's you that will get out," in a d e cided tone from Dick. One of the Tories attempted to raise his muske t. "Stop that!" cried Bob. "If you raise your w ea pon, I'll • "'Tom offered her his horse," said Jack quietly. "And you let him cut you out?" teasingly. "Why didn't you step up yourself, Mark?" asked Jack. "Oh, but my girl wouldn't like it, you know, my boy.'' "How do you know that mine would?" Perhaps you know what sort of a shot I am, y ou Tory s coun• drel." "Have you got one? I didn't know that?" "Do you know it now?" chuckled Jack. "I let Mary u se my "I understand that you fellows are forming a camp in the neighborhood?" continued Dick. "Yus, we air, an' we air' ter smoke yer r e bels out." "About as 1ou did on the Santee?" scornfully.


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION ... "We didn't h ave a n y body with us thet time or we'd er did The Liberty Boys were upon them before they wer e awa r e . i t, " replied J ed . They fired a shot or two, and then ran pellmell within their "You miserable Tory liar! " cried Bob. " You had a hundred lines. or more, but we got the best of y ou." The brave boys dashed right on top of t h em with a r u s h Monk glared savagel y at the outspoken Liberty Boy, and and a roar. Dick went on: The Torie s tried to rally and drive back the intruders. "Break u p that camp o f yours, or we will do it for you. Their efforts w ere in vain, mo s t o f them bein g p a ni c-We h ave started getting rid of the recruiting stations and stricken. t his is righ t in our line . " Right throug h the camp dashed the gallant you t h s , driving "And there is nothing that we like better,' ' with a laugh everything before them. from Bob. Horses stampe d e d and men broke and fled in a ll direction s. "Now take yourselves off," Dick ' commanded, "and if we Tents we r e torn down, hut s were d emolished and baggage find any of your camps we will break them up and hang you scattered right and l eft. in t h e bargain." 1 Jed, Monk and Bud Slicer were the first to decam p. The Tories outnumbered the boys , but they had a whole1 A few of the crowd fired a shot or t w o , b u t they did no s o me fear of _Dick Slater's pis tols and made no demonstration damage. . . . b ey ond scow lmg and s narhng. . The Liberty Boys fa1rly drove the Tone s out of t heir c a mp. "Be off with you, I s a y!" ordered Dick, raising his pistols. Over the sandhills, down the road and int o the w ood s and B o b did the same, and t h e Tor ies quickly wheeled their swamps they ran, seeking hiding places. horses and rode away like the wind. It was a complete triumph for t he Liberty B oys . "They have gone to fetch reinforc ements," muttered Bob . Not one of the Tories remaine d behind after t hat wil d " There are more of them in t he s e ctio n." sweep through their camp. "Very likely, and we are o n l y two . " "Shure an' dhey rin loike a floc k av s heep , so dhey did," "But they must have a camp not far off?" roared Patsy. " I beli eve so, and we wi ll return later and break it up if "Yah, dot was been ein vunny t 'ing t o saw,'' laughed Carl. they h ave not already done s o . " "Dey was went lige two flock of she eps , d e y w a s gone so fast The b oys then set off on the return, having learned as much alretty." as t h ey could at the time. "Shure a n ' two flocks don't go anl).y f asther dhan wan, T h ey had not gone far before they heard the tramp of Cookyspiller." mounted men behind them . "For course de y w a s . Off one off dos e was run fast, t w o off Lo okingback, Dick saw quite a par t y coming after them. dem was run a go upl e off dimes mo r e faster a s d ot, ain't it?" In the lead were l\Ionk, Sl.icer and h alf a dozen more, the "Well anny ho w, dhey rin so fasht dhat dhere w o r no very worst of the Tories. . shtoppir{' dhim Dootchy," laughed Patsy. "Lead them, Bob." said D i c k. "Don't keep too far ahead. The Libe rty' Boy s rode back t o their o w n camp in high I thin k we are likely to have reinforcements b efore long." spirits. ::T h e ,-:nen we left pulling the shack to piece;;?" "They' ll rei;iember the stampede w e gave them for many a Yes. long day " said Bob . T he bOJ'.S at a modera.te pace , the Torie s hauling up " Ye s , t h e y won't in any form ano t h e r c a m p o n them little by little. in the neighborhood while we are m i t , a dd e d Mark . Then they began to yell and t o fire a t the boy s , but neither "There was not ch glory in it,' ' declared Jac k , "though shouts nor shots did any damag-e. there was plenty of fun." Dick presently quicken?d h i s p a ce somewhat , not desiring When General Marion heard of h o w t h e L i b E'rty had the Tones to come too close just then . driven out the Tories, he was great l y pleased and said: Before long, however, he came i n sight of the ruined re"Thes e Tories w ill understand b y and bv that they are not cruiting station. wanted and I think Monk and his c r o w d h ave already taken The men were still around it. the hint." Dick dashed forward, a n d s aid: . "If they have not, t h e y mus t b e very d ull o f comprehe n "Sol'I!e of your beloved neigh b o r s are coi;nmg, Jed Monk, sion,'' said Dic k w i t h a laugh. . • . Bud Sheer, Ike Spratt, Moser, Jones, and that cro wd. Won ' t That afternoon t he Libert y Boy s set off m a nother d1recyou be glad to see them?" tion broke up a nother camp of Tor i es and cleared ou t two o r "Where be ther skunks?" aske d o n e of t h e i recruiting stations. "Just behind." . The Torie s in camp had eviden t l y heard o f t h e other ex"Coi;:e on, boys, let's give 'em li ckin' ter pay up fur ole ploit of the. Libei:ty Boys , f?r theil' appearan ce t hey sco res. . took to flight , leavmg everythi?g b eJ:imd_ . 1 The entne party then dash e d .off t o meet Monk and his "A few more lively dashes hke this w ill n d t h e region of a gang. . . . lot of unwe lc o me n eighbors," d e clared Bo b . . . "Let them fight it out,'' said D ic k . "They !14e about equally "If we could only drive out t he redcoats as easil y, it w oul d m atched." be worth while,'' add ed Dick. "Ther fellows don't seem to b e overfond of Monk and the News of watson ' s approach w a s no w received and Marion r est." determined to go down the river and meet him. . " No, there is no lo ve lost b etween t h e m, evidently . " Dick Slater and the Liberty Bo y s were t o acc o m p a n y him, There was no desperate confli ct between the two parties of course. when they met. This was good n ew s for all of t h em, and when a t l a s t the A few shots were a n d. there was a lot of talk, word was given, off they set in the ):iighest of spirits, read y to but no damage was don e o n either s id e . do valorous deed s in defence of t heir c ountry. . D ic k waited a few minut e s to se e what the outcome would b e and then set out with Bob fo r the camp . R eachi n g the camp, he g o t t h e Liberty Boys together at onc e a n d started back for t he Tory headqparters. Al o n g the r oad they dash e d at f u ll speed , flags waving and bugl es blowing. " Now, then, my brave b o ys, we will teach these rascals a lesson that they are greatly in n ee d of," said Dick. T he Liberty Boys answered w i t h a cheer and rode on at full spe ed . The To r i es had go n e b a ck t o their camp w hen the Libe rty B oys reached the wrec k e d r e c ruiting station. N ews o f their coming flew far and wide . I t was not very longbefore men came flocking to their standard from all directi on s . Dick could have g o t a l o n g w i thout them, but he did not re ject their assistance. On they we n t; h orse and foo t, toward the Tory quarters. The Tori es had ve r y few sentiies posted. • ' ' I CHAPTER VIII. A RUNN I NG F I GHT. Marion met Watson unexpected l y t h e next day a n d a skirmish ensued at once. . . The British colonel had the advant a ge m havmg several field-pieces and a larger force. The plucky little general would no t give up without a however . Dick and the Liberty Boys gav e hi m val uab l e assistance and fought like heroes. They da s hed here and there, alterndel y attacking and retreating and greatly harassing the enemy. Dick's voice was heard cheering on his bi:ave bo y s, now


THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBIN ATION. 9 ' "Dot was y oursellu f w hat was been hot. " now there, and wherev e r they went ther e was a fierce fight. At last, however, Wat son having received a large number o f reinforcements, M a r ion was oblig e d to fall back. "Shure, an' Oi w on't moind, me bhy. It's bether t o be hot dhan cowld." T he Liberty Boys went with him, goin g i n the direction of Williamsburg. Reaching a bridge over the Bl a ck Ri ver, D ick said: "We can check the enemy, general , b y de stroying the bridge." "Maybe y ou was got it too hot alretty, Batsy." "Shure, an' ho w w ill Oi kn o w av it's hot or cowld phwin Oi d o b e dead , ye fooli s h fe ller?" "Mein gollies, dot was too muc h dl'oubles been to oxblaine d ings by y ou," muttered Carl in disgust. Patsy only laug h ed a n d went on with his cooking. The Liberty Bo ys kept their picket s out du ring the night, "Very true, Captain Slater," w a s Marion's ie ply. "Then, if you will entrust me with t h e task , we w ill burn i t . " . the same a s usual. "Very good , c aptain." W h en they were a ll safel y a c r o s s , D ic k too k twos core of the Liberty Boys and set fire t o the b r id ge in many pla ce s. The others were to protect them in case t h e enem y a p peared. Watson soo n appeared a n d att empted t o c ros s the bridge . The reserves of the Liberty Bo ys at once qpened fir e upon the redcoats. They were supported by Mal'i on's m en, w ho poure d a deadl y fire u pon the enemy. Meanwhile the flames were bursting forth in m any plac es and extending rapidly. Fire then enveloped t h e structure from shore to shore, and there was no crossing. If any had attempted it the y w ould hav e been met by a rain of b ullets fro m the o p po site s hore. Then, having accomp lish e d h i s task, Dick dre w off hi;:; gallant boS, and, spreading a lon g t he b a nk, opened fir e . Down went the burning b r id g e at l e n gth w i t h a crash, the water of the river splashing up and fallin g in s ho wers a s the timbers plunged into them. Watson, determined n o t t o be beaten, kept on down the river, continuing to fire u pon hi s pluck y en e mie s . The fire was returned fro m the other si de of the river with a will . Rifl es and pistols answered the field pie ce s, a nfl many gaps were made in the enemy's ranks. "Let dhim have it, me bo wld b h ys!" roared Patsy. "Shure, an' we do be havin ' a lo t av f un, aven av dhe river do be bechune us. " "For why y ou d on' d went ofer de r e mit ein boat and fo u g hted dem more c loser alretty?" a s ked Carl. "You was lige dot, I bet me . " "Av yez m intion s u c h a t'ing a s a boat to me a g 'in, Cook y spiller, Oi'll give yez a bat on d he hid w id m e musket," an s wered the Iris h boy . "All righd, Batsy, de n I don ' d w a s said i t. I t'ought maybe you was lige dot." "Go floy away wi d yez; yer know very w ell Oi don't. " Down the river o n op posite s i des w ent t h e t w o armies, ex -changing volleys as t hey r od e . Mile after mile was passed, and s till the b a t t l e was kept up. It was a running fig h t and a gallant one . Marion's men and t h e Lib erty Boys k ept w ell together and sent in many a hot volley upon Watson's force . ' F o r ten miles the was kept up. Watson was determmed not to let Marion escape. Both the plucky little general and Dick Slater and his gallant Liberty Boys were equ a ll y determined to give Watson shot for shot and s ho w him their quality. At last darkness p u t a n end to the fight and both parties went into camp . The Liberty B o ys li ghted their fires and Patsy was soon busy over h is pots and pans, getting supper ready for the tired b o ys . "Well, we've had foine fun dhe d ay, " hE!I said as he worked away, "an' it'll be foi n e appetoites dhe f>hys'll have afther it, an' so it's a foine supper Oi musht give dhim, Cooky spiller." "Yah, dot was s o , I b e t y ou. What you was had for sub ber, Batsy?" "Shure, O i d o have cowld soup an' hot pitatoes, corn bread an' molass e s a n ' be a r steaks. " "What for y ou was h a d cold s oup alretty?" "Well, it' s cowld n ow, b u t a v yez wait long enuff it'll be h ot." " I bet me y ou was got it hot one off dose days afder you was died e d . " "Shur e , a n ' Oi won't have anny need for soup, hot or co w ld , afther Oi'm dead . " " Do t wo n ' t b e dot s oup what was hot, I bet me." "An' phwa t w a s i t , dhin?" The re was a riv e r between them and the e nemy, to be s u re, but it was as well t o be. cau tious. The r e might be fords w h ich wou ld give the enemy a chanc e to cros s and att a ck them, and so they kept their eyes open. The y could see the redcoats plainly and any movement on their p a r t w ould h ave been at once detected. In the morning t he e n emy still in camp on the op po site side of the r iver and Marion and his men and Di<;k and the Liberty B oys remained where they were and rested. "I suppo s e we can wait here as long as they can wait over there," r emarked Bo b. "Yes,'' said Dick , "and as l ong as Watson remafns o ver there , he i s not d o ing any misc hief el s ewhe1e." "But if he should move? " "Then w e will d o the same, no doubt." "But Marion isn't g oing to simply wait, is he, Dick?" "No, you will find him annoying Watson all he can be -fore long . " "Well, that w ill please me, for we will have a part in it, of cour s e." During t he mornin g D i ck set off on foot along the river to see if the ene m y were making any moveme:it . He went up the r i ver, as it might be that a party had cros se d above t hem and was working down on their side. P r oceedin g fo r som e littl e distance without having seen anything, Dick sat on a l o g near the bank to rest for a few minutes . • In a short time he heard voice s and crept behind a bush to watch a n d l:sten. There were m e n a p p r o aching, but whether they were friends or enemie s he could not tell as . yet. Pres ently, ho w ev er, he recognized J ed Monk's voice amon g the rest a s the party came nearer. "So Monk found i t too hot for him and has changed his quarters, has he ? " was Dick's thought. In a f ew mom e nts the party halted, as Dick could tell by the sound. Peering throug h the bushes, he made out a dozen or so of the party a s ho r t d i s t ance off, sitting or standing in a little glade on the riv e r b a n k. There was a hollo w at that point and there might b e more of the party whom he coul d not see. Wishing to a s ce rtain j ust how many there were and what were thei r intentions, Dic k crept cautiou s ly forward. Creeping forward, no w on his hands a nd kne'.'!s and now flat on hi s stomach, n ow s h ielded b y rocks. or trees and now having only sparse bushes to hide him, Dick gradually ap proached the part y of To ries. Jed and others changed their position anJ Dick was en abled to approach to t h e edge of a little and saw a party of about thirty Torie.3, most of them armed. They had no camp equ ipage with them and seemed to be merely stragglers, but they could do mischief , nevertheless, and Dick wished to le arn what were their intentions. Jed Monk and Bud Sl icer seemed to ' be the recognized leaders, for all the men addressed them and appeared to look to them for information . "I reckon if we wai t here till we can get more men," said Monk, "that we c a n help t her British by--" At t h a t momen t t here came a startling interruption. The bush behind whi ch Dick crouched suddenly gave way, with a lot of the earth in w h ich it grew, and precipitated the young spy dow n the bank and right at the feet of som e of the Tories. CHAPTER IX. WORRYI N G THE REDCOATS . As Dick Slater went rollin g d own the bank the Tories leaped to their feet. Some of them fled, fearing that t h e enemy was upon them. Jed Monk started to run, w h e n he recog n ized D ick.


• 10 THE . LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. . "Hello, it's ther pesky rebel, Dick Slater!" he cried. Before Dick could get upon his feet and draw his pistols he was . ' "Tie ther rascal ter a tree till we c'n settle what's ter be did with 'im," muttered Monk. Di ck was bound firmly to a tree, his pistols being taken from him. He was bound hand and foot, besides being tied to the tree, so that there seemed to be little chance of his escaping. "Where's ther rest er ther Liberty Boys?" asked Monk. "Not very far off." "Where's Gin'ral Marion?" "Quite near to this place." "Wher e are ther British?" "Keeping out of our way." "What yer goin' ter do next?" "I couldn't tell you." "Waal, we've got holt of yer, ennyhow, an' yer ain't goin' ter git erway, I kin tell yer thet." Dick did not think it necessary to make any i:eply. "Yer've be'n makin' er lot er trouble fur us, yer have," continued Jed Monk. "Yes, a n d we are likely to make more if you remain in this neighborhood," w ith a determined look. "No, yer won't!" wi t h a snarl, "'cos we're er-goin' ter set-tle y e r case pooty quick." "What ye r goin' ter do ter him, Jed?" asked Bud. "Hang him, that's what." "Thet's too e a s y an' ove r too quick. He won't know nothin' erbout et in e r bout tew shakes." "What y e r want ter do with 'im, enny better'n hangin', Bud?" "Oh, the r e's Jots er things." On e m ode of torture after another was suggested. "Them's all tew much trouble," muttered Jed. , "I say yer bet ter hang him an' have done with et." "\Ve hain't got no rope long ernuff." "'.V ell, g o an' git one." "Go yerself. Ye've got longer legs 'n I have." There was a general laugh at this, and J e d snarled: "Yuss , an' I g ot er bi gger fist 'n yures, an' yer'll feel et ef yer don't shet up." "St op yer qu a r'Jin', yew t"ew," said another. "Hitch er lot er b r idl e s t e r g e ther an' thet'll do all right." This was agreed to, and the men began knotting their hitching straps and bridles together with which to a noo se. Dick h a d been left tied to a tree at the edge of the basin. The v w e re all bu s il y engap-ed in m:::king the noose and paid little or no a t t e ntlon to him. The very idea of hiq e scaping s z emed so absurd that they did n ot.eve: con sider it. " W h at's er goo d trPe ter hang him t er?" asked one. "Waal, I re ckon ther one h e ' s ti ed t e r is all right," answ e r e d Jed. The n they turned a b out to l o ok at Dick and untie him. Th ey c o uld s c ai:cely belie ve t heir ey es . Th e p r i so n e r was gone ! A nu m be1 o f severed cords lay at the foot of the tree, but thh:: was the onl y e vid en c e tha t he h a d been there. ""Whe r e ' s he went? W h o ' s b e 'n an' onhitched him?" " T h e r e h a i n't nobody onhitched him; ther ropes . has. be'n cut!" ''Waa l , w h o cu t 'em?" snar led Jed. "There's er traitor in ther camp, thet's what." "Waal, ef ye r k n ow so much,'' with a snarl, "who done et?" "I only w isht I know e d." "There a i n ' t no u se e r tal k ir.' like thet, Jed," said another. "We h ain't n one on us sot him free." "\Vaal, w ho ha s , then?" "Some e r ther Lib e r t y Boys has come up behind ther tree an' cut ther cord s w h i le we're all been ertalkin' an' not takin' no n o t i ce , t het's what's b e'n d ! d , yer may be sure." "Then I reckon we gotte r git outer here mighty quick er we'll have ther hull cro w d d o wn onto us afore--" "By gum! Here, t he r e they come now!" cried Bud. Then a shout was heard and at once the Tories stampeded, falling over eac h other in their haste to escape. A party of twenty or thirty Liberty' Boys was coming, but the Tor' es fled a s if there had been a hundred. The Tories had see n what the boys could do and did not want any more of it. They fle d in the gccut est hast e , a a d wh : m the boys reached the glade there was not one of the scoundrels to be seen or heard. The explanatio n of Dick's escape from the Tories was a very simple one. Jack Warren, out on a scouting expedition, 'had heard the Tories discussing Dick's fate and had crept up until he had seen Dick. So busy were the rascals that they neither saw nor heard him. It was a matter of a few moments only for Jack to whip out his knife and cut all the cords which bound Dick. Then all that Dick had to do was to walk away hurriedly with Jack, reach the road and hasten on. Then they came l.\POn a party of the 'Liberty Boys led by Mark Morrison, and at once they retumed to drive away the Tories. "So the Tories want to help Watson, do they?" muttered Mary dryly. "He may need it." Jack gave up his fine bay mare to Dick and rode double with Mark on the way back to camp. The redcoats were still on the opposite side of the river. Marion did not propose to let them remain in quiet pos session of it for very long, howe ver. He put many of his most expert r.'larksmen in trees along the river bank and had them pick off the redcoats whenever one appeared in good range. From time to time volleys were fired whenever any num ber of the enemy came in sight ar.d thus more were picked of!'. Finding his position in sight of the Americans not a safe one, Watson drew farther back, where his men could not be picked off so readily. Not a single red coat could approach the river for any purpose withont being exposed to the rifle men opposite. Then In

THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. 11 CHAPTER X. WITH THE "CAROLINA GAMECOCK." It was "after. the redcoats" in very truth. Dick Slater and his Liberty Boys, forming an advance guard, came upon them in the morning at Sampit Bridge, near Georgetown. They fire upon them at once. Watson s men were worn out and could only retreat, ing no heart for a fight. . Marion quickly came up and joined Dick and the Liberty Boys. Watson made his escape to Georgetown and the pursuers gave up the chase and rested for a short time. Then they moved rapidly up the Santee .. looking for a junction with Greene and Sumter. Word /resently came to Marion that the redcoats had destroye his camp at Snow's Island, and he set out posthaste to punish the marauders. Finding that the enemy were a day's march ahead of him and had destroyed all their heavy baggage, Marion wheeled and started off to once more confront Watson, who had now the advantage of fresh troops. "Shure an' we do be havin' dhe loively toimes dhese days,'' said Patsy to Carl one night in camp. "Y ah, we was chump abouid choost lige eferydings, I bet me." • "Well, yez hadn't ought to complain av dhat,'' laughed Patsy. "It do be takin' off yer fat foine." "I don'd nefer was been fat, I was a goot pig-veller been, dot was all, Batsy." "Go'n wid yez, yez are fat, an' yez can't denoy it." "No, siree, sir, I don'd was fat, I toldt you. I was choost ein liddle bit.stouid alretty." "Just a little bit shtoud, is it?" laughed Patsy. "Go'n wid yez, yez do be as fat as a pig, an' ivery wan av dhe bhys will tell yez dhe same." "What I was cared what dey was said," muttered Carl. "I was knowed what I was meinselluf, don't I?" "Shure an' yez can't see yersilf, Cookyspiller," roared the jolly Irish boy. "For why I don'd ?" "Becos we do be havin' no luckin' glass big ehough,'' and Patsy roared again. "Gone ouid mit you," muttered Carl. "You was been chealous dot you don'd been so fine loogking lige me, dot was what was der madder." Patsy laughed again, and this time all the boys around laughed with him. Marion made another of his sudden moves and was shortly within five miles of Watson, on Catfish Creek. He was joined here by Lee, and Watson bf)coming alarmed by this alliance, fled in haste, destroying his heavy baggage and throwing his field pieces into the creek. Disappointed at not meeting Watson, Marion and Lee now hurried off toward the Santee and joined Sumter, who was now aiding Greene by watching Watson. The Liberty Boys were glad to meet the "Carolina game cock" once more, as there was promise of fighting. It" was only the day after Dick and his boys joined General Sumter that they had an opportunity to do something. The Liberty Boys were encamped in a swamp difficult of access except to those thoroughly acquainted with it. Dick set off with a party of twenty of the Liberty Boys, including Bob, Mark, Jack, Ben, the two Harrys, Patsy and Carl. Reaching the road leading to Camden, along which the enemy were expected •to approach, if anywhere, Dick dashed along, keeping his eyes and ears open for anything suspicious. He presently heard the sound of a steady tramp, as of a body of men approaching. "Come with me, Mark and Jack,'' he said, halting the boys. "If this is any large company approaching, there are too few of us to attack it." Then he rode ahead cautiously with the two Liberty Boys at his side. In a short time, halting at the side of the road and peering through the trees, he saw a party of at least a hundred l'edcoats and Hessians approaching. "This may be an advance guard," be muttered. "We must -, not let them pass." Then he turned to Jack and said: "Hurry back, Jack, and send Bob and the rest here and then ride with all haste to the camp and bring up the others." Jack was off like a shot. "We've got to give these fellows a scare, Mark," said Dick. "Anything you say, Dick,'' with a quiet smile. '"1'here may be more or this may be the entire party.• "Small or iarge, we don't want them," dryly. "No, and I'm going to give them a fright. It may work and it may not." "You never know till you try, Dick." Meantime the redcoats were steadily approaching. Some were mounted, but the greater part of them were on foot. Dick looked back, listened and then said: " Bob is coming up. Now then, follow me.• With that, Dick dashed out into the road, galloped on till he was in full sight tf the enemy, suddenly halted and shouted: 1 "Here they are, my boys! Farewell I Down With the red coats!" 'Then he fired a shot and waved his sword a8 if calling to his company to follow. "Forward!" shouted Mark, dashing up ,to Dick and halt ing. Bob had heard the shot and now he hurried forward with his party. . The enemy had halted, irresolute, when they beheld Dick and Mark. There were some among them who had reason to know Dick Slater and they recognized him. When Bob came dashing up and Dick led the charge against them, they quickly turned and fell back. They had no doubt whatever that the whole company of Liberty Boys were present, and not a mere handful. Away they went, and after them raced Dick and his twenty Liberty Boys, fil'ing a volley and causing a number of the redcoats to waver in their saddles. Dick did not intend to pursue them too far, however. There might be a larger party behind this one. The redcoats had got it into tfteir heads, however, thnt not only all the Liberty Boys, but all of Sumter's brigade besides, were pursuing them. Dick halted for the rest of the Liberty Boys to come up. When they did so he continued the chase. The redcoats he was pursuing were half of a division going toward Camden. The other half was a mile or two in the rea1. When Dick came dashing along making a lot of du!i't and a J?reat deal of noise, the two divisions had just unitf>d. The noise and the clatter and the volleys the brave boys sent whistling after them caused them to abandon the idea of making a stand. Both divisions took the back track and debauched over toward Georgetown, putting their steeds to their utmost speed, while the foo, t soldiers fairly flew. Dick at length halted and allowed the redcoats to escape. "If we can keep them away that is all we care about," he said. "We don't want prisoners and there i s little use of killing them so long as we can keep them away, and we are in no great danger ourselves." They saw no more of the redcoats and the rout was complete. Then they returned to their camp in the swamp and Dick reported to General Sumter what he h a d done. "Very i;ood, captain," said the general. "These redcoats 'Yere probably going to Cruirer's a id, and it was the thing to do, your keeping them back." "Well, we don't want the enemy to receive either aid, intelligence or supplies," laughed Dick. "That's right, captain," with a smile, "and the more you keep these things away from them the better it is for our cause." When Dick got back to his camn. Patsy said to him: "It wor all very well to hunt dhe ridcoats, captain dear, but Oi wish we had capthered dhim, be dhe same token." "What for, Patsy? We don't want prisoners." "Oh, well," chuckled the Irish boy, "yez cud let dhim 11;0 ag'in. It wor not so much dhim dhat Oi wor afther wantin' as dhe supploies dhey moight have wid dhim, somethin' to 'ate in partic'lar." "Oh, I see," said Dick.


, 12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. uYis, b u t yez d o n't se e dhat w e have nothin' to ate but shw ate pita ties, a n ' n o t very manny av dhim aither.'' "W hy, that's all that G e neral Marion often has," laughed D ic k , "so y o u o\j.ght no t to compl ai n.'' There a very large number could lie in a mbush and no one be the wiser, even on a near appr oach. "Shure i t's not com plainin' Oi am, but dhere don't be manny ways to coo k s h w ate pitaties, an' Oi was afeered y e z m oigh t get toi r ed av dhe lack a v variety." "We ll , perhaps t h e next t im e we meet a lot of redcoat we c a n get hold of their provi s ions , as well as drive them ou t . " "Shure an' av yez O i won ' t.'' do dh at, sor, O i won't say a worrud, so CHAPTER XI. THE E N EMY S U RPRISED. "This is the very place from which to spring out upon the enem y ," said Dick. "It's a pity they are not nearer, the n ," d e clared M a r k. "Let me go ahead, Dick," sugges t e d Jac k , a nd s e e jus t how near they are, while s om e on e remain s h ere to tell Bob when he comes up." "A good idea, Jack," said Dick . "Go ahe ad , but b e cau tious." Then Jack flew off on hi s bay mar e , w h ile Di c k and Mark proceeded at a less rapid p a c e, B e n a n d S a m waiting to advise Bob when he should a r rive . In a few minutes Jack came riding b a ck and said breathlessly: "They're coming , Dick, right along this r oad . " "Are there many of them, Jack?" "Not so many, but they are all It was on l y the next day that G e n eral Sumter sent for "As many as the Liberty Boys?" Dick and said: "Yes, but there are some Hessians amon g t h e m and "Captain Slate r, I have informa tio n t hat a d etachment of some raw fellows, not at all the compan y y ou w oul d supthe e nemy is approaching from the di r e ction of Georgetown pose would be sent to guard a su pp l y t r a in . " with s u pplies intended for eithe r R awdo n 01 Cruger." "They don't consider that as fine a s fighting , I sup" And you do not want t hem t o reach thei r intende d des pose, and so they send a lot of camp follower s to guard it. " tination ?" "Well, we'll have to capture it jus t the same." "Precisely ." "But not mch glory, eh , Jack?" l aughe d D ick. "I will see that the y do not.'' "Oh, I am doing what I am sent to do," with a sm il e, "M y scouts tell me that there i s a nother detachment, pre"and it's all for the honor of our cause . " . sumabl y Watson's, from another direc t io n , a n d i t will be "That's right, Jack, and if we had onl y d itches to dig, necessary to keep these back as well." ' we'd do it if it helped on our cau s e. " "And as you can't be fn two pl aces at o n ce, no t b eing a "So we would , Dick." bird, as Patsy s ays," laughed D i ck , "you cannot a ttend to They then hurried back to the place where they had le f t both at once." the others. "Precisely. " Bob had arrived with the main party of the Li berty Boys "Then I will look aD;er the commissary dep artment," said s hortl y before their arrival. Dick. The y were all so well hidd e n , ho wever, that n o t one With that, he bowed him self out and buri;e d back to the was to be seen. camp. At a signal from Dick , howev e r , the y all p o p p e d up their C a lling his two lieutenants, Bob Estabrook and Mark heads. Morrison, Dick informed them of the mission the Liberty " Are dhey comin', Dick?" asked Patsy. Bor, s were about to undertake. "Yes." 'If we were all like Patsy, " l"a i d B ob , "we w ould prefer "An' have dhe y somethin' to ate wid dhi m ? " to go where there was the most chance of fighting." "You'll have to ask Jack." "There is likely to b e p lenty of it i n either cas e , I fancy," "An' do dhe y , Jack?" added Mark. " Yes , and powd e r and ball and clothe s and a lot of "Yes, but there's more glory in driving off a reinforcing things.'' party tha n in capturin g a baggage t rai n ," declared Bob . "Dhin we mus t take dhim from dhe s pal pee n s . " "There's glory in doing conscie n tio u s l y what w e are told "Down with y ou , " said Dick. "I hear the m c om i n g.'' to do, Bob , " with a smile from Dic k , "and every check th:i.t In a moment every Liberty Bo y was out of s i g h t . we give the enemy only hel ps o u r o w n cau s e the more." I Jack then found a plac e fo r him se l f and h i s horse near "Even if it's only capturing a baggage train, " laughed Mark , while Dick took up a station at abou t the middle Mark. . of the line. "Very true," agreed Dick with a smile . where he was h e could s e e the e n emy a pproach without D ick Slater was no martinet and free l y dis cus s ed his being seen, the bu s hes concealing h im. plans with the Liberty Boys, no t s c ornin g to receive advice Before long the tramp of t he horses and the h e avy roll even from the humblest member of the t ro op . of the w a gon s could be plainl y heard . It was this that gave h im such a hold u p on th e m and enAn advance gua rd r o de a little ahead o f the rest. cleared him to them a ll, from B ob, M a r k, Jack Warren and The s e presently appr oach ed t h e ambush, bu t n o t a n e n others clown to the rawest recruit i n the company. emy was to be eithe r seen or heard. "\Veil , as Mark says,'' added B ob, "we are likel y to ha\p The advance guard passe d without m olestation ; having fighting in any , case, so there is n othing t o complain about." not the slightest su s picion o f the presenc e of the L i bert y The Lib erty Boys , with Dick at t heir head , l P f t thPir Boys. swamp camp a nd proceeded with rnme c a ution a l ong the 'J.he n the main bod y came alon g, t h e head of the line passroacl upon whi c h the enemy were suppose d to be approach-ing Dick 's pos i tion b efore any demonstration ,was made. i Then . a shrill whistle r ang out, echoing among the sand n g. d hills and from the tree s . not want the redcoats to kno w o f t hei r p r e s ence In an instant the banks fairly bristled with muskets. It might cause them to retreat o r take s ome other road Out from the trees s udd e nl y came half a hundred Li ba nd this was just what Dick wis h e d t o preve n t. ! erty Boy,s, their trusty weapon s a i m ed at the redcoats. The Liberty Boys proceeded as q ui etl y a s p oss ible, the r e All along the line muskets bore up o n the surprised Brit fore. ons and Hessians. "Surrender!" cried Dick . " M a ke a m o ve a n d y ou are At such points where the road was vi s ible for any disdead men! " tance they kept along the side i n the s had e of the trees Som e of tho se in the r ear quickl y whee l e d their horses and march e d compactly so as to se em to b e f ewer in numand fled posthas t e . ber than they were should they b e se en. Dick did not attempt to restrain them s o long a s t he y I n order to keep his eye o n the r o ad and to be advi s ed did not take away any of the supplies . as e arly as possib l e of the coining of t he enemy, Dick went The commander o f the train w a s t a k e n completel y b y a head with Mark , Jack, Be n , Sam and on e or two others surprise, but he was a plucky fellow and said: Bob leading the main b o dy o f the Lib erty Boys. ' "We'll never give up. Stand y ou r ground , men. PreA t length Dick reached a point on the ro a d where a s ursent--" pri s e could be t o t h e very b es t advantage . "Stop! " cri e d Dick. "Throw d o wn you r a r m s, every man There was a t h ic k growth of tall, mos s-hung trees at one of you. We could sl aughter your w h o l e troop i f we w i shed." side and rollin g sand hills crowned with brush on the other. The pistol butts protruding from the Liberty Boys' b elts •


THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. 13 showed that they could follow up the musket volley in an instant. Others in the rear began to slip from their horses and make off, and there were few indeed who possessed the spirit of their leader. The latter saw that it was useless to resi s t with such men behind him. "If any more of you cowards want to run," said Dick, "now is your time!" A dozen or more quickly availed themselves of the opportunity, seeming to care nothing for the epithet bestowed on them. The rest were quickly disarmed, with the exception of the leader, who was allowed to retain his sidearms. The prisoners were quickly paroled as soon as they reached the camp, for Marion never kept prisoners and Sumter seldom did. It was the supplies that they wanted, and these had been captured. The officer was greatly chagrined when he learned that he was free without having had a chance to fight and having been oliliged to lose the stores as well. "That's the fortune of war," said Dick. CHAPTER XII. NOT SUCH A FOOL AS HE LOOKED. Whi1e Dick Slater and the Liberty Boys had been busy capturmg the stores, Sumter had intercepted 1the troops sent to Cruger's relief and had driven them off with great loss. There was great rejoicing in the camp that evening, therefore. The next day Dick Slater f'et off alone on foot and in di sguise fo_r the purpose of gaining information of the enemy. Supplies . and men had been prevented from r eaching them, but it was thought that messengers might be des patched to carry intelligence. It was to learn whether any had been sent and also to learn• something himself that Dick set out. lie was a famous spy himself and had been employed by Washington himself on more th a n one secret mis sion, m most of which he had been successful. He had also acted as a spy for many of the American generals and was greatly trusted by them. When General Sumter sent him out to get information and, if possible, intercept any messages meant for enemy, he had a task just suited to his mind . Arrayed in the ordinary clothes of the region, with coarse hose, shoes, round hat and ill-fitting garments, there were few mdeed who would recognize him as the dashing Dick Slater, captain of the Liberty Boys. Only those would know him who had an intimate acquaintance with him. It however, that he would meet any such. Makmg his way to a well-traveled road, Dick walked along as if having no particular aim and yet keeping his eyes and ears open constantly. a roadside taver.n frequented by patriots and Tones alike. the landlord bemg whatever the occasion de manded, Dick noticed some horses outsid He recognized one of these as belonging to Jed Monk. " "What is Monk doin?" in these parts?" he asked himself. No good, I am certain." As Dick was going up to the door the Tory himself came out in the company of two others. Jed looked sharply at Dick, but did not recognize him "Mernin', neighbor," drawled Dick. " 'Pears ter I never seen yer afore." "Wull, yer missed er mighty good sight, ver fool thet's all I kin say," laughed Jed. ' "Huh, yer had him there, Jed," roared one of the Tory's comrades. "Don't look ez he knowed much, ennyhow," laughed the other. Dick passed on, leaving the others . still laughing, and entered the coffee l'OOm. As he went in he noticed two men sitting at a table in a corner. Their backs were toward him, and one was saying: -"Don't trust, any of tbo se Tories. They will betray you sooner than any one." "Then you must have something which yow v.ish to k eep secret," wa s Dick's thought. He rapidl y took in the genernl appearance of the man addressed, and, shuffling across the room, sat down. The men ceased their conversation at once, the one who ha,d spoken looking greatly vexed. "Mernin', neighbors," said Dick. "Pooty nice day, ain't et? Yer l ive 'round yer? What sort er place is et? Ennythin' fur ennybody ter do, 'side s sogerin'? I don't. keer fur sogerin' myself." "I don't know, " answered the one who had no t spoken. "I am not well acfluainted-ask the landlord. " 1 "Reckon I will," said Dick , yawning and not appearing to have noticed the first stran,ger's action. He had put his foot on that of the other to cut off what he was saying. Then the landlord came in and Dick, yawning and stretching his arms, said drowsily: "Gimme some bread an' ch<'cse an' er pot er beer. l\Iy sakes, but this here trampin' tires er feller out. Wisht some feller'd gimme er hoss, but they're all busy sogerin', an' yer can't git one." "Why don't you go to sojerin' yourself, then, and get a hoss? Great life, that of a soldier . You're a good subject, of course?" . "Oh, l'm loy a l ernuff," replied Dick, yawning again; "but I ain't in no hurry ter go sojerin'. Yer don't 'spect I wanter git shot, do yer?" "But think of the glory of serving your king, think of the fine clothes you will wea1 an .cl all that you c:Jn s e e riding about the country 0n your horse." "Do I git ther hoss fur nothin' ?" "Of curse ." "Well , mebb y I might," with a yawn, "cos ef I g-it tired I c'n se ll 'em to some other feller what wants ter be C'r soger." "Why, you're a regular fool!" s aid the landlord witn a snort. "Waal, rnebby I be, but yer c'n bring ther bread an' cheese, eenyhow." Dick folded his arms, shut his eyes and when the landlord ieturned was s noring. "Why, the fool has gone to sleep," he muttered. "Wou}eg your pardon, gentlemen. I have not heard a word you said," the landlord protested apolol"etically, rubbing h1s hands and smiling. •


/ 14 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. "Well, then, prove that 'you are not a spy by keepil).g yourself and servants away from this room. Then I will know that I can trust you." Then he arose and hurried in the direction opposite to that taken by the two Tori es . . "They will work on any side, provided it benefits them," he muttered. "They are nothing but thieves and murderers, and would be a disgrace to any side they were on." "Yes, gentlemen, certa.inly. I give you my word that I :pever saw this simpleton before in all my life, and if he be a spy, l don't know it." HuJrying on, .he soon heard hoofbeats coming toward "Spy?" laughed FoXham. "Indeed, he is not, he is a fool. That was said to test you, landlord, and now be off with you." him at a rapid pace. "That must be the messenger," he muttered. Then standing just at a sharp turn in t4e road he waited. In a few moments a horse and ri

THE LIBERTY BOYS' COM BINATION. 15 Sumter. "I cannot spare y ou at p resen t, a s I h ave n ee d o f you and your Liberty Boys, and so will despat c h s ome other messenger." Di c k then .returned to his o w n camp , a nd related his ad to Bob, Mark, Jack, and a few others. "It was a fine piece of w ork, D ic k ," said B ob , "and does you cre dit." "That fellow Hodge mus t have f elt cheap e n ough," l a u ghed Mark, "after callin g Dick a fool no en d o f times, t o find himself outwitted by h i m." In a few days Sumte r a nd , Mar ion re cei ved advices from G eneral Greene as to their mo veme nts a g ainst the e nemy. They at once proc eede d to carry ouf G reene's plans, Djck and the Liberty Boys accom panyin g them . Then Lee, "Light-Horse Harry, " as he w a s call ed , joined them, and the thre e , with Di ck and t he Liberty Boys, marche d against the enemy. They were on the march and w e r e resting for a short time when, late in the afternoon, jus t before sunset, Patsy said to Carl: " Cookyspiller, will yez go wid me?" "Yah, where you w a s went?" "To get some salt.1 It's none w e have at a ll, a t all . " They set out, and shortly came upon a little c a bin i n a cl earing. P a t s y was about to go to the door, which s to od o pe n , wh e n he stopped suddenly and w hi spe red : "Cookyspiller?" "Yah, what was it?" "Oi do see a ridcoat beyant." "Where he was?" "Dhin it's more power to y e.z, an' Oi d o b e t hinkin' w e can come to ten11ms widout a n n y t h r o ub l e." There was an amicab l e exchange, and then Patsy and Carl set out for the camp, but long after they had lost sight of the cabin they could hear the settler' s hearty laugh ringing through the woods. • The march was resumed in a short time, the o bjective roint being Monk's Corner. Here there was a strong force of five hundred i nfantry, o ne hundred and fifty horse, and some pieces of artillery. iiggin Church and a redoubt about a of a mile distant, at Monk's Corner, formed t he d efenses o f the garrison. Sumter, Marion, and Lee halted a t a bo u t su nset , int e n d ing to begin the attack on Colonel C o a t es, the commander, early in the morning. Coates became alarmed, however, a t the intelligen ce he r e ceived from his scquts, and determin e d t o flee . Dick Slater, out with Bob, and one o r two others, o n a reconnoitering exp e dition, Sf\W a lot o f men m oving a b out in a suspitjous manner near the church . "Be qilick about it," Dick heard s o m e one say, " becausB we want to cheat these rebels and get away. " "That's something t o know," said Dick. CHAPTER XV. • .ALM O ST A V ICTORY. ' "Just beyant, around dhe corner av dhe cabin . " [ The British set fire to Biggtn C hurch , s o as t o destro y "Vhell, what you doe d ?" stores which could not be c arried away. "Oi'm goin' to capther him." I Then they retreated rapidly, crossing the headwaters o:f "Dot was all r i ghd. I went mi t y ou ." the Cooper River, and retreating toward Charleston. " Come ahead, dhin." The light of the bunting church aroused the Americans, Then those two comical L i berty Bo ys crept to the corner! Dick having just in and reported that the enemy were of the cabin and look e d out. about to retreat. A man was b ending over a b ucke t place d o n a stu mp, Sumter at once called his troops t o arms, and h otly pur-washing himself. sued the fugitives. Patsy certainly thought h e h a d a s carlet coa t, and so did The Libe1'ty Boys were so o n i n the saddle, a n d racing Carl. . after the British. , _ "Now, dhin!" s a i d P a t sy, i n a loud w h isper. Not far from the bridge over Quimby's C . reek, eighteen Then both of the m made a d a sh, and seized the man, up-m{les from Monk's Corner, the Liberty Boys overtook the setting the bucke t a n d cau si n g hi m t o s putter and jump. rear guard. "Surrinder, ye bo w ld Britisher, or Oi' ll s hoo t dhe hid off These were dismayed at the approach of the young . Contiyez," cried Patsy. 1 nentals, and k n owing that Sumter, Marion, and Lee were close The man struck outin very li v e l y fashion , and i n a mobehind, threw down their arms. ment Patsy and Carl were sitting o n the' we t ground, feelCo?-tes had already crossed the bridge with the main body ing very damp a nd looking e xcee d ingl y f ooli sh. of his army. "What's ther matter with yer?" aske d the man. "I ain't He was only waiting for the rear-guard to come up and no redcoat." get acr. oss before destroying the bridge. Then Carl bega n to laugh . The p l an k s were alreacly loosened, in fact, and everythin g "Patsy?" h e sai d . was in readiness for its dest111ctic.n. "Phwat is it?" Then the gallant Liberty Boys came up with a rush and "Dot was a I"ed shirt he w a s h ad. Dot don'd was ei n red a shout. goat." Dick at once guessed what was taking place. "Shure, an' Oi see it is no w." "Forward, Liberty Boys!" he cried. "We must hold the Then the man himself s a w t h e h u m o r o f the situation, bridge till the rest come up." and burs t into a roar. Then he dashed ahead, the intrepi d youths close at his Hi s wife and five o r six child1en c ame out to see what heels. he was laughing at. On they rushed, crossing the bridge and falling upon t lie Bl'itish guard. "-So yer took m e f u r a redc oat, d id yer ?" he guffawed. These had a howitzer, posted for the defense of the "Yi s, Oi d i d, a xin' ye1 pardon." bridge. " Well , I ain't; I'm er patriot, t her same as y'u, ef I '"Now!" shouted Dick, waving his sword. "Upon them, haven't got er uni f orm. What kin I d o fur yer?" Liberty Boys! Down with the redcoats!" "Do yez use tobaccy in anny f o rm, me man?" "Liberty forever!" the daring fellows echoed, with a "Yaas , when I ki n git it, but just now--" cheer. " Oi'll give yez all y e z want, av yez 'll let me 1\ave some Then they swept down upon the enemy with the f o rce salt." of a whitlwind. "Shorely I will, an' welku m ." Muskets rattled, sabers whistled, pistols cracked, bulleLs _ "Oi be's dh e c ook av dhe Liberty Bhys, an' yer woife sang-, and the plucky boys cheered. be a fther tellin' yez dhat yez can n iver cook pitaties Like a torna

16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINATION. Here: they hoped to hold their own, if not to drive back the persistent Continentals. 1 Sumter shouted to the Liberty Boys to go forward, knowing that the post of honor belonged to them for having seized the bridge. Dick accepted the responsibility gladly. "N'ow, then, Liberty Boys, let us show them what we can do," he shouted. The daring youn g fellows answered with a roar. Then they fairly hurled themselves upon Coates and his • At once the battle raged furiously. Dick, Bob, Mark, Jack, Ben, and eyery one of_ the brave boys seemed utterly reckless. Crack! Crack! Crack! Musketry and pistols craeking and rattling, bullets singing and whistling, sabers flashing, banners waving, and gallant boys cheering, the battle went on. Up came Sumter, Marion, and Lee to support the daring Liberty Boys. Dick had already cam1ed the enemy to waver. "Now, then, once more, back with them!" his voice rang out, shrill and clear in trumpet ton'5. The daring boys were fairly electrified. On they rushed with a cheer and a rattling volley, and the enemy fl.ed before them. Coates and some of his officers were left to fight alone, d efen ded only by a wagon. Some of the loosened r,Ianks had been thrown into the creek when a part of Lee s men crossed, and some of those who followed were obliged to. leap the gap. Then more planks fell into the stream, and the gap was now so wide that no mQre could get over. Lee tried to repair the brQak, but his efforts were in efl' ectual. Coates held his position, and the ,brave fellows who had almost won a victory wete forced to admit a defeat in one sense. Then during the night a messenger arrived. Lord Rawdon was approaching with a large force of British and Hessians, some of them fresh troops just ar rived. Sumter at once determined to collect his immediate forces and join Greene on the high hills of the Santee. Marion in the meantime would take up a position somewhat lower on the river, and watch the movements of the enemy. Dick and the Liberty Boys would remain with Sumter and join General Greene. " There >vill be to do, boys," said Dick to Bob, Mark and a few others when the order came to march, "and we may be victorious yet." "At any rate, we have bothered the redcoats not a little," declared Jack; "we haven't l ost one of our boys, al though plenty of us have been hmt, and we are all in good spirits." "That's the main thing, cld man," said Mark. "Did you ever see Dick Slate1 down-hearted, no matter how hard things were going with us?" "I never did." "And you won't. It's keeping up our spirits that wins battles for us, Jack." "Well, you never saw me lose mine, Mark," with a chuckle. CHAPTER XVI. OUT WITH GENERAL GREENE. The creek was too deep to ford, and the ibanks too steep The Liberty Boys were now with General Gree;.e once and muddy to climb if the horses had swum over. more. The victory now seemed certain, and now the Liberty Leaving the hills of the Santee, Greene was now making Boys with a part of the army were on one side of the creek, his way toward Eutaw, where Colonel Stuart, Lord Raw while the rest were on the other side. don's successor, was posted. There were lively times comSumter and Marion had crossed , but Lee, Carrington, and ing, as some of the Liberty Boys had said. many of their men had been left on the other side by the It was only the next day that General Greene advanced breaking of the bridge. upon Stuart, who had no idea of the strength of his oppo-Then Coates recaptured the howitzer from Dick, and tl.ed nents, and left his tents all standing. to a strong two-story house and s ome other build in g s a Not far from the creek where the British had their camp short distance up the stream. was a two-story brick house with servants' quarters about it. Hither many of Coates' men had fled at that first furiThis was palisaded, as 'was the garden, extending to the oua rush made by the Liberty Boys. creek. After a short rest Sumter determined to renew the at-Th house was intended to be used a s a citadel in case tack at the house. , the British line was forced back, and was fated to be the A victory might yet be gained for the Americans, and scene of some very lively fighting. all were eager to renew the fight. The Americans were advancing, and were within four Dick was disappointed at not having done more, but he miles of Eutaw when the advance guard came unexpectedly had accomplished much, and Sta!Tter himself gave him the uvan a foraging party of four hundred, led by one . Captain heartiest praise. Coffin. "You did nobly, Captain Slater," he said, "and 'j, is noDick Slater and his Liberty Boys were. with the advance ody's fault that we did not Win the fight ." guard, and Coffin, having no idea of the close proximity of ''Perhaps we will yet," said Dick. Greene's army, at once attacked them. "Let us hope so, but if we do not )Ye know that we have "Give it to them, bo ys !" shouted Dick. "Drive back the all done our best and no more can be s aid." ' redcoats, away 'with them." Late in the afternobn Sumter and M:i.rion began an at"Down with the redcoats, liberty forever!" echoed the tack on the house where Coates had posted himself. gallant lacis. "Now we go!" "We almost had him before," said Bob, "and it was too Then they hurled themselves upon the enemy with the bad that all of our men could not cross the bridge." greatest impetuosity. "Well, the Liberty Boys got over and gave Coates a good Muskets rattled, pistols cracked, and th'ere were o:my hot fight, at any rate," added Mark. gaps in the ranks of the enemy. "Yes, we did; but we just missed a victory." Then Coffin's detachment was attacked on the flail!< by "Well, we can't always win, you know, Bob," with a Lee's cavalry, and the whole division fled in the greatest laugh. "As Patsy . says, there'd be no fun at all in fighting alarm. if you always kne w just how it was going to turn out." I Within a mile of the British camp they encountered an"Very true, Mark, arid I . suppose we s hall have to m ake other division of the enemy. the best of it, but I wish we had won, just the same, when They had been sent by Stuart to aid Coffin. we were so close to it." T11e enemy fell back a little, and General Greene promptly "We're going to try to win this time, Bob, at any rate," prep?.red for battle. was Mark's answer. The engagement began with great spirit. The Boys had a good position j'hen the fighting At first the enemy's cannon swept the road, but the was renewed. Americans extended their lines and swept on over the road For three hou r s the battle uaged, and Coates was not and fields. driven from his pos ition. . Stuart was now convinced Greene's entire army was Many of Mai ion ' s men were killed, but the loss of the opposed to him, and every portion of his line was brought enemy was greater. into action. • Then darkness came on, and put an end to the fight. Only the first line of Greene's army had been engaged, The powder of the Americans had given out also, which so far, but as all of the enemy became engaged, the second wu another reason for discontinuing the battle. line was brought up.


THE LIBERTY BOYS' COMBINA TIO N. 17 Colonel Campbell was killed, and Colonel Washington was I g'eneral did not attack him, but went back to his own c amp made a prisoner after having his hors e shot under him, on the Santee. and being bayoneted by the Hessians. Dick and the Liberty Boys were now despatche d to work A British officer interceded, took him prisoner, and thus with Marion i n the lower counties. . save d his life. Off started the gallant boy s , therefore, with Dick a t tlum '.!'he loss was g reat on both sides, many patriot officers head, and before long were in the Kingstree again. be m g wounded, while a number of gallant Britons were Making their camp and waiting orders from M arlon , the killed. first news they h eard was that Jed Monk a n d hi s Toriet At length the whole Brit i s h Jine began to retreat. were again making trouble. They abandoned their camp, d estroye d their stores, and " We'll have to g ive them another lesson," s aid D i ck. fle d along the Charleston r oad. M .any rushed into the b ric' k house near the springs, some halting behind the palisade s of the garden, and some taking post in the road belo w to cover the left. CHAPTER XVII. More than three h u n d r e d prisoners were captured, to-gethe r w ith t w o cannon. . MAKING A B U LLY DANCE . Many of the enemy had r etreated, but the victo r y was still not complete. Dick set off at onc e with a s cor e of the Liberty bo1i. t o Majoribanks was at the garde n, Cruger's New Yorkers beat up the Tory qu arters and drive them from the dis tric t. were in the brick hou se, and Stuart was rallying the fugi-With him were Mark, Jack, Ben, Sam, Arthur, George, tives in force a little b e low on the Charleston road. the two Harrys , a n d a dozen more , all determin ed b oys. Many of the American soldiers seemed to think that the Dick divided his party into two or three , sendin g them ofl' battle was over, however, and could not be convinced to the in diff erent directions. contrary by their offic e rs. Mark, Jack, B e n,. a rid a Liberty Boy name d Marti n Wynna Instead of di slodging Majoribanks, they stopped at the were in one of the pa1-ties. camp1 and began to eat the provisions and drink the liquo r I D ick took Sam, Arthur, the two Hany s and Georg e B r ew-founa in tlie tents and among the stores. ster w ith him. D i c k and some of the Liberty Boys cazne u p and found a T he others went off in different directions to hunt u p the number acting riotous ly . Tories . They had been drinking liquor to excess, and glutting I Mark and Jack, who were great chums and generally thems,elves with food, a n d w eie noisy and insubordinate. w ent toget. her, went off in the direction Smith's forge, "For shame!" crie d Dick , s eeing some of them breaking Dick going off to the former Tory camp. open cases to get more liquor. The battle is n o t over. Go As Mark and Jack we r e appr o ac hin g the smithy t h ey back to your ranks. " h eard a scream. "No militiaman or v olunteer i s going to order us," snarled The y at once dashed forward. one . Then they saw Mary Allen strng glin g with the Monk "You scoundrel!" cried Dick. "Go back to your regiment. boy, and trying to get a whip away from him. You are the rawes t kind of recruit. You haven't learned Young Wynne, who had made Mary's acquaintance when to obey y e t. Fall back, you pi gs!" . the Liberty Boys were in the dis trict b e fore, now dashed This was strong language, but Dick would make n o com-ahead of all the r e s t. promise wi t h insubordination. . Leaping from his horse, he be gan t o bang young Monk He and the boys with him drove away a number who abo u . t the h ead in the liveliest fas hion. were making gluttons of themselves, and tried to instil a The bully, who was head and taller than M art, better spirit into others and rally them. at once released Mary. Some of the men listened to reas on, but there were many Then he turned his attention to Mart, w ho might have more who did not. suffe r ed had it not been for Jack. Dick quickly got _his Liberty Boys together, and, with The latter leaped .from hi". bay mai:e, caugh t a party of Lee's legio n who had been too good soldiers to Monk around the waist, and lifted him nght off his f e et. yield to their appe tites, they now pursued the enemy who Th e n, despit e Monk' s k icking and struggling, Jack car-were fleeing to the hous e . ' rie d him to the big cooling tub i n front of the smithy. So closely did they follow them that some of the fugi-Splash! t ives were shut out by thei r own comi ades. The Tory , bully was suddenly deposited in the tub with Dick leaped from h i s ho r s e , seized one of these and a great splash. shoved him in front of him a s a ::;hield. ' "There! stay there and cool off," said Jack. "It will do Bob, Mark, Jack, and two or three others seized others yoMu gokod."d B 1 h d h .,..1 J k' d . i n the same w a y ar an en aug e earcl y at ac s a vice. The men in the house now began to fire from the windows. ;;Did hurt you?'.' asked ,ary: " "Back with you!" cried Dick . "Back a little and then fire . " He tned to use hi s whip on. me, said Mary, Then, using his man as a shield, Dick backed away and I wouldn't say 'God sa. ve the Kmg!' the sneak." so e s caped t h e fire from the house. slunk !l'";ay without a word, a nd Mark, Jack, a n d Then Lee's legion and the Liberty Boys opened a hot fire B e n frurly shne](ed with laughte r. upon the house. Mary, too, was very much amused. The enemy were advancing again, and two pieces of ar"Are you Lib e1ty Boy s going to be in the district long?" tillery in the house had forced the patriots to fall back aske d Ma r y . somewhat. "She meant Mart when she says 'you Liberty Bo y s ,' she At every point now the battle seemed to be turning does not m ean us at all , " whispered Mark to Jack. agains t the. Amer icans, Stuart having united his f o r ces , "Yes, any one can s ee that.' Majorib

THE LIBERTY COMBINATION. 18 In a moment the four boys were in the saddle and facing the angry Tories, their muskets in their hands and their pistols ready to be seized at a moment's notice. "See here, Monk, " said Mark, with determination, ,;we know that you live in this section, but if you utter any threats or are caught at any of your old tricks, out you go, whether you live here or not." Monk was clearly startle d at being so firmly addres sed by a boy, and he muttered uneas ily: "You hain't seen me doin' on nothin', so what ye1 talkin' erbout?" "A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse, Monk," said Mark. "You know what I am talking about." "Come on, bpys, we hain't got no time ter talk ter these young feHers," muttered Jed Monk. The four boys took the side of the road, but kept their eyes on the Tories as they passed. Just then the boys heard the sound of rapid firing in the direction Monk and the rest had taken. "Come on, boys!" c1 i e d Mark, and off they all dashed. CHAPTER XVIII. TOO MANY FOR THE TORIES. Around the b end of the road flew the four L iberty Boys. They presently came upon Dick Slater behind a sand bank, exchangij!-g shots with the Tories. "Forward!" shout-ed Mark. "A dozen to one is too big odds. Down with 'em, boys." On they dashed, firing as they rode. Jed Monk was the first to get away, the rest quickly fol lowing. Jack fired a parting shot at Monk which carried away his coonskin cap, and ploug"hed a furrow in his scalp besides. Then away w ent the lot of them, and were soon ou t of sight. "It's a good thing y ou fellows came up," said Dick. "One against a dozen is--" At that mom ent more shots were heard. "Those scoundrel s are in trouble again, by the sound of things,'' said Mark, with a laug h. In a short ti me Sam and the rest who had been with Dick came up. Allen's house, where Mrs. Allen and all four girls gave them the heartiest of welcomes. "You've got four fine girls, ma'am," said Dick, "and I trust that--well, you know what General Marion said, don't you, Mary?" Mary blushed and laughed, and then the other girls wanted to know what it was. "You can tell 'em, Captain Slater," Mary said. "No, I think I'll let them ask General Marion," laughed Dick. "You're just as big a tease as Mark is," said Mary, "and I am not going to tell 'em.\ 'l'he boys left in a short time, and rode about the country for a: time, picking up the other parties one at a The next day there were none of the pronounced Tones in the neighborhood, all having fled. At last Dick and the Liberty Boys went o.ff with Marion, and four of the Liberty Boys, including Mart Wynne, of course, were very much missed by Mrs. .4.Uen's girls. The prediction of the Tories that they would be old maids was not realized. Not very long after the close of the war the same four Liberty Boys were married to the Allen girls, and -Mr. Allen' and his sons were left to manage the farm. There was one big wedding in the farmhouse, and some of the Liberty Boys were present, but not all, as it was too long a journey for many of them to take. • Jed Monk, Slicer, and Spratt continued their evil deeds, , • and were hanged by General Marion a few weeks after the Liberty Boys had left the district. Dick and the Liberty Boys left Marion in a short time, and pushed on into Virginia, taking part in the siege of Yorktown, and being present at the Rurrender of Cornwallis. Even then the war was not over, for there was plenty of fighting in the South and West after that, and the Liberty Boys had their share of it, doing valiant deeds for the cause of independence , and gaining fresh. laurels in the service of their country. Next week's issue will contain "THE LIBERTY iioYS AT SUNBURY; OR, A HARD BLOW TO BEAR." NOTICE-. "Monk and a l o t of Tory scoundrels came dashing upon us just now,'' said S a m, "and we opened fire . on 'em. We heard shots b efore that, and were hurrying to come up with started them to running," laughed Ben. "They were Please give your newsdealer a standing order for not looking fo.r you. They s impl y couldn't _help themselves." your weekly copy of "THE LIBERTY BOYS OF "But how did y ou happen to be alone, Dick?" aske d Jack. "You went out with Sam and the rest." ! '76." The War Industries Board has asked all pub"Yes , I know. and the n I went off this way on my own I ac.:ount, and f e ll in with that mob of ruffians, who at once I lis h.ers to save waste. Newsdealers must, therefore opened fire me. I managed to get Major safe, and . • . • ' thf.n g o t b ehmd a sand-bank,_ and e x changed fire with them. " j be informed if yo\i mtend to get a copy of this week-W e ll, we cam e non e too soon. We had just dri v en them . • off, and without firin g a s hot, and I suppose they ""1anted .1 [ y every week , so they will know how many copies to to take reveng e on you for it." Then they all rode on to the smith's, and later to Mary order from us • • LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!..._ Exciting Detective Stories in Every Number ''MYSTERY MAGAZIN 9) HANDSOME COLOR E D COVERS TEN CENTS PER COPY 48 PAGES OF READIN G FOR SALE AT ALL NEWS DEALERS The greatest detective storjes ever written are now being published in "MYSTERY MAGAZINE" out semi-monthly. Don't fail to get a copy of this splendid publication, for besides the big feature tective story, it also cuntains a large number of short stories interesting articles, and all kinds of other matter would be of special interest to young and old. It is the only real detective story magazine of its kind on the market. 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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. HELP YOUR COUNTRY! A DAILY DUTY. ext;a allowance will be given any housewife or baker Each day every American soldier in France is I for this purpose. confronted by a great duty. Our Army there has This announcement was made by Dr. Harry Bar a great task to perform for our country, for the nard Federal Food. Administrator for Indiana, in world, for civilization, c:tnd for humanity. Our to the statement that judges on all food ex soldi_ers are doing their duty with a courage and hibits have been requested to judge every such dis fidehty and efficiency that thrill every heart. play with special reference to a strict conformity Each day: every American citizen at home is con-to the Federal food regulations. Dr. saya by a great duty, a duty as imperative upon that county food administrators have been urged to him or her. as the .duty of our soldiers is upon them. get in touch with fair officials with a view to preAmerican people have a great task to perform. venting loss of any kind of food that may be bro'!g?t It is to support to the limit of their ability our in for exhibit. It is the hope of the Food Admmis our Navy, our country at war. tration that there will be an absolute minimum wast-To w01k with increased energy and efficiency so age of wheat flour and sugar through this medium that our production may be increased; this year. to economize m consumption so that more material and labor and transportation may be left free for the _ uses of the Government; and with the. resultaht to support the Government financially is th_e daily duty of every American. It is a duty that will be met by every American whose heart is with our soldiers in France, who glories in their courage and fighting ability and their success. STOP THE GRUMBLING. "Some dissatisfaction has been caused by the late orders concerning the consumption of sugar," says the Omaha World-Herald, "but the discontented must remember that the Food Administration is not to blame. They shoul . d . direct their criticism at the German junkers and not at the administration. The shortage of sugar has been caused largely by the U-boats. There is plenty of sugar in the world, but the lack of shipping and the sinking of sugar cargoes have caused all the trouble." The writer then goes _on to say that the sacrifice the people are called on to make is comparatively small and that in a few months the likelihood is that the need for it will pass. "Meanwhile," he continues, "let the grumblers think of the boys who are giving all for their coun try, who are enduring cheerfully the sum of all hard ships and danger, and then look at himself in the mirror when he complains of being deprived of the second spoonful of sugar for his coffee. One look should be enough." NO EXTRA SUGAR AND FLOUR ALLOTMENTS FOR FAIRS. Displays of pies and cakes at county and State fairs this year will of necessity be prepared from the individual allotments of sugar and flour; no CHICKEN FEET MAKE GOOD SOUP. Some time ago the Butcher's Advocate the attention of the trade to the food value of feet. A recent clipping from an Illinois paper is of interest in this connection : "That chicken feet make wonderful soup is very well known fo the. chefs serving our large exclusive clubs, etc., but the average town and city housewife is blissfully ignorant of the fact. "Here is something which every dealer-whether in a large market or in a small town-can take up in an educational way by passing the word out among his customers and asking them to tell others not to throw away chicken feet, but to clean them properly and make soup. Almost any woman who has the suggestion ought to know to proceed ; but if not, she may find out by ref errmg to a cook book. A former student at an Eastern agricultural col lege tells of an episode concerning chicken feet a few yea1s ago. . "It seems that a French professor at a nearby um versity who was getting fresh fowls from the school farm asked this student what became of the feet of the chickens being served at the professor's home. " 'Why, we throw them away, professor,' replied the astonished young poulterer. "'Now, then, I wish you to save all the feet for me in the future,' said the professor. "Whereupon the student took a separate package of feet with the next fowl, and the professor, upon looking over the collection, kept the feet and let the student take the fowl to someone else. That opened a new source of revenue for the young man-marketing for actual money what would otherwise be


2() THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. ASSIGNMENT 99 OR .. THE LING ADVENTURES OF A BOY REPORTER By RALPH MORTON (A SERIAL STORY) CHAPTER IX (Continued). The two sailors retreated to the ladder and closed the trapdoor. Vista Hoon stood silent and motionless. •Coolie," cried the captain, "l know all." "Huh!" . "I tell you I know all. Luzon robbed this boy of his gems. You knew it. You followed Luzon till you saw your chance. Last night you stabbed the ID:an to whom he tried to sell the gem; you stabbed him. You got all the gems except the few that the old man could grab. What did you do with them? Tell me or you die!" "No," replied the Chinaman, sullenly. "You tellee muchee Ties; me no killee noblody; me no getteP gems." "Right!" cried the captain. . He seized Fen Wa.h by the pigtail which was hang mg down and gave it an unmerciful yank. "Tell!" "No! No!" "Tell!" Another yank. The Chinaman howled with pain. "Tell, or I'll lay this whip on again." "Me no tellee. It allee big lie." "Lay the whip on him, Sam French, while I pull the scalp off him," cried the captain. "No," said Sam. "What in thunder--" "Can't do it, Cap. That's not my style. I'd like to see you succeed, but I shall have to be educated up to your way of doing business, that's all." 'Then take your first lesson!" cried the captain, and, seizing the whip from the table, he began beat ing the Chinaman over the heard and arms when ever he could get in a blow and, at the same time, keep out of the way of Fen Wah's arms, were going like the sails of .a windmill Sam turned away, sick with the brutality of it all. "You've got to tell!" cried the captain. "l shall beat you to death if you don't. You know me, Fen Wah. You haven't sailed two voyages with me for nothing. You have just go to tell." Evidently the. Chinaman began to think so himself. "Stop pee! Stoppee ! '' he moaned. ''I tellee now so you no gimme up pleece." "The police have nothing to do with this busi ness. I'm my own judge, -jury and executioner into the bargain, you blamed Chink." "Well, me tellee." The captain threw aside his whip. •Out with it," he cried. "Mlister Luzon he killee old man." "First lie I Beware I" ''l strike at him, he lun troo door. He gettee gems. Yair, it is so." "Second lie l" The captain seized the whip again. "Hol' on! Hol' on!" "Well, are you go:i;ng to tell the truth?'' , "Mlister Luzon, he stickee ole man. I glette gems; yair,.dlat tlue." where they now, since they can't be found in your clothes?" ''Me Josee dem up Chinatown." "How did you come to lose them?" "You know Wing Dock?" 1 "Your assistant?" "Yair." "Well?" "He lob me; dlat am true.'' "I believe Wing Dock would rob his own mother, but I don't believe you." Fen Wah began to cry. " .Dlat am tlue !" he whimpered. "Claptain, you can knockee de stuffin' out of me, I c1an't tell you no more. Wing Dock, he dlug me, he lob me, he gettee all de gems." "Lies!" "No, no! You gettee wise woman, she tellee you ailee same dlat tlue; you gettee wise woman with cards, p'laps, she go sleep, plaps. Den mebbe you catchee Wing Dock." "By jove, he means a fortune teller!" muttered the captain. "I believe he is telling the truth and that is just what I'll do!" . "I think the Chink is giving it out straight," said Sam. "You won't get him to admit the murder, of course." 1 Then for the first time Vista Hoon spoke.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. Zl CHAPTER X. THE TABLES TURNED ON CAPTAIN SHEARS. *Fen Wah, did Mr. Luzon really rob me?' ' ,he asked. Sam expected to see the captain interfere, but he " Yes, he did, " groaned Fen Wah. " How? " " He dlug you. " " Who gave him the drug-you?" Fen Wah grunted. " Did you know he had robbed me? " "Yait. Me know." "Charley" drew away and said no more, but his face looked unutterable things. ' • "Come , I don't want that fellow for an enemy," thought Sam. Capta in Shea r s now put further questions to Fen Wah, but the Chinaman stuck to his story. He had been drugged and robbed of the gems , and that was all there was about it. If the "claptin" was t_o kill him he could not say more. As for adv ice , he had given it. There were wise men in Chinatown w ho could tell what had become of lost property, and wise women out of it if one did not c are to deal with Chinese. If it was his case he would consult one of these, as h e had intended to do on his own account that very night. Captain Shears now called to one of his sailors in the kitchen, ordering him to come down and look after his prisoners. Then h e c limbed the ladder and ordered Sam to follow him. Sam held back for the fraction of a minute-long enough to whisper: " Brace up , Charle y ! I shall get you out of this. " The Burme se boy nodded, but made no reply. When Sam passed through the kitchen he noticed the othe r sa ilor sitting py the stove smoking. The man looked particularly dull and heavy. It s ee m e d to S a m that he was half asleep, but this Ca ptain Shears did not appear to observe. H e took Sam b a ck into the room where their first interview h a q taken place, and carefully closed the door. 'What did y ou say, lad?" he exclaimed. "Do you beli ev e what the Chink told us? " " I do," r e pli e d S a m. "The man to my mind evi dently spoke the truth." The capta in pull e d out a huge plug of tobacco, and bit off a piece whi c h would have choked an ordinary man. " I am inclined to think so meself, " he remarked. " As for his Chink fortune-tellers, I happen to know they are wrnderful people, and can do wonderful things, for I've seem 'em done in the Far East many and many a time. As for your ordinary cheap N e w York clairvoyant, they are all frauds." "I suppose that's so, " replied Sam. "What do you propose to do?" ,"Well, I'd take the Chink and get to Chinato w n right now if I wasn't afraid of getting into troub l e with him on the street." " You'd have to set him free." "Sure, and he would never stay by . us after the punishment I gave him down in that there brig." "He would be likely to put a knife into you."' 1 "Not in the street, with the risk of getting Chinks don't do business that way, but he would t ak e to his heels, surest thing. " I "You might wait till dark, and take him in a car riage." "That's what I was thinking. But, say, it woul be too risky. It wouldn't do to go into . none of theL . Chinee places along with him. Man, we'd never g"" out alive." "And the boy? " "Yes." "If he was aboard ship I'd blame soon kno w what to do with him. Mabbe I do as it is. " The look upo'n Captain Shears' face was enough. "He's a terrible man," thought Sam. " He means to kill Charley. What on earth shall I do? " " Look h e re, son, " cried the captain suddenl y . "I've got an idea in my noddle; see if you can help m e wo r k it out. " " All right, c ap , " replied Sam, with a ss umed cheer fuln e ss. I will if I can, y ou bet. " "You as a reporter ought to know som ething about Chinatown. " " Unfortunately I don't. I neve r had an assign ment the r e; but I know a man on our pa p e r who is well acqu a inted among the Chinese. " "I don ' t 'want to lug anybody else into this bu si ness. There are too many in it as it is. " "There is no need to lug him into it. I can ask him to put us next to a Chinese fortune-tell e r if you think it will do any good. We need not t ell him why. " "That's an idea. When could you see him?" "He will be around the office this afternoon. " "I don't like to wait that long. " "Then I tell you what we can do. We can get over to Chinatown now. My reporter's badge will carry weight with the ward man ; for a trifle he would put us next. These ward men know all about Chinatown." " There's something in that. I wish now I had treated that nigger boy different. " "Why?" " Because the fortune-teller will need him. " "Need him for what?" " Oh well, he is the real owner of the gems ; he had them. Unless we can bring somebody with us who has actually handled them I don't be lieve it would amount to anything. " " l don't know anything about such business." (To be continued.)


• 22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. CLTRRENT NEWS PLACES STARVING SHEEP. Frank Stevens, of Grand Rapids, has placed 600 half starved sheep, brought from a region in New Mexico where no rain has fallen for two years, on his farm east of Albion, Mich. WOMEN AND CHILDREN EARN GOOD MONEY J. Ragsdale, who operates a digitalis dryer on the Alsea River, Oregon, recently said there has been a big demand fo:r...his product, but is experiencing difficulty in filling orders on account of the scar city of pickers. Mr. Ragsdale uses a hop dryer and has exploded the id ea that the leaves of digitalis must be dried slowly in the shade. The whole coast region is covered with the herb and in the Alsea region women and children are making from $31 to $5 per day. One woman recently earned $3.45 in three and one-half hours gathering the leaves. ST. PATRICK'S BIRTHPLACE. There is no other great saint in the Catholic hagiology about whom so much uncertainty exists. It is not even known whether March 17 is the date of his death or of his birth, though it is sometimes said ' to be both. The year and the place of his nativ ity are matters of dispute. Indeed, so many con flicting legends have been woven into his story that it is now generally assumed there were two or more St. Patricks who have been rolled into one. According to the best authorities this Patrick was born about A.D. 386 in the village of Nemphthur, just outside of Glastonbury, England. His father was a decurion, or town councilor. The favorite legend, however, makes him a native of Tours. in France, and a nephew of St. Martin. From the Con fession itself we learn that in his sixteenth year he was carried away by pirates and taken to the north of Ireland, where he was sold as a slave. WALNUT POLLEN CA USES HAY FEVER. According to Prof. H. M. Hall, of the University of California, "the prevalent assumption that the tree pollens play only a minor role, if any, as causa tive factors in hay fever must now be abandoned, since one species alone has been demonstrated to be the cause of hundreds if not indeed thousands of cases in California." The tree in question is the California black walnut, much used as a shade tree in certain towns of the Sacramento valley. Hay fever of the spring type is very prevalent in this re gion and coincides in time of occurrence with the sifting down of .abundant pollen from the black wal nut. The treatment of numerous hay-fever subjects • to render them immune to hay fever has been under taken, serums prepared from black walnut pollen heing the ones most used. Professor Hall suggests investigation of the relation of black walnut to hay fever in the Eastern States. WOMEN KNIT IN JAIL. Knitting for the soldiers and sailors of the coun try has been adopted as a pastime by women pris oners of the county jail at San Diego, Cal. So profi cient have the women become in this that the sweat ers, socks and helmets turned in to the Re'I Cross by them are said to be the most perfectly knitted of any of the garments received by the San Diego and Coronado chapters. Under the patient tutelage of Mother Chambers, the matron of the jail, the women of the ward have taken so enthusiastically to this work that now when the Red Cross have rush orders it is frequently this little band of knitters who save the day with the required number of articles prop erly made. Recently when the Coronado chapter had a rush order for 200 trench caps the women of the jail made thirty-four in record time and made it possible for the order to be filled. VANADIUM AND THE LONG RANGE GERMAN GUNS. An analysis of fragments of the shells fired at Paris by the German long-r ange guns has shown that the walls of the projectiles contain a considerable proportion of vanadium, and speculatio11 has been aroused as to the source from which Germany ob tains this metal. Some vanadium is produced in Sweden, but it was thought that any importations from that country were consumed in the t•re of steel for submarines. It is estimated that the Peruvian mines supplied more than three-quarters of the metal which reached the world's markets be fore the war, and none of this is known to have reached Germany by direct shipment since the com mencement of the rigid blockade. American steelmakers think that when preparing for the war Germany laid in large stocks of vana dium. The point which interests them particularly is the ability of the German shellmakers to make use of the alloy for a special purpose after nearly four years of war. Either the accumulated stock was much greater than was believed in 1914, or imports by secret channels have kept the supply abreast of the heavy demand. When the submarine "Deutsch land" left New York on her second trip home it was rumored that a large consignment of vanadium was aboard, and that 1in both trips the undersea cargocarrier took back pounds of the metal.


THE LIBEETY B O YS OF . 23 INTERESTING ARTICLES • BABOON GUARDS AUTO. biept. Harry Mellon, called to a downtown corner in Pittsburgh,. Pa., to take possession of an auto mobile thought abandoned, encountered a large bald headed baboon that was chained to the car and came out a loser. With a wild sweep of his long arms the animal scratched the policeman and tore his clothes. Mel lon saving himself from further injury by jumping. An auto patrol was called and the Car, with the baboon was hauled to the station house. Later the owner appeared and explained that he chained his pet baboon in the car as protection against auto thieves. Mellon is certain nobody will steal the car. "TUCKAHOE" MAINTAINS HER RECORD. A new fast pace for coastwise commerce has been set by the speed ship "Tuckahoe." The famous col lier, which was built in the record 1preaking time of 37 days, in the first of her active service ending on Friday, June 21, has taken four cargoes of coal from Norfolk and Baltimore to Boston. These four cargoes have totalled approximately 19,000 tons. Two round trips a month have been the average per formances of steamers engaged in the New England coal carrying trade. The fastest round trip of the "Tuckahoe" has been seven days, as against the average time of 141/2 days. The slowest round trip of the "Tuckahoe" has been 12 days, and this was due to a change of her crew in Boston, delaying her four days in port. STEALING EGGS. Four hundred and fifty dozen eggs were stolen from a building at the home of Harry C. Harner, a huskster, near Emmitsburg, Md. A chest containing 100 pounds of but er and several coops of chick ens and ducks were overlooked. The eggs were hauled away in an automobile truck. When Mr. Harne1 went to ship his eggs he found the lock on the door broken and all the crates were missing. Footprints of different size about the building indi cated that several persons committed the robbery. prints of the truck were traced to the State road leading to Gettysburg. , This is the fourth egg robbery that has occurred in that locality. Thieves made three visits to the workhouse of the Blue Ribbon Company and stole 150 dozen the first time, 750 dozen the second time and 360 dozen the last time, all within two years. A shell is fitted out so that after it has travelled a certain distance of its flight four strands of piano wires are thrown out, at the ends of which are weights and bombs. As the whole contraption was given a whirling motion by the rifling of the can non and was travelling spinning, these four arms will constitute a rapidly revolving system, and if they ever come into contact with an aeroplane it. will be an aeroplane less in the sky. This ide.a, as stated, is on the principle of the South American bola, whieh consists of two leaden balls on the ends of a rope, which when . thrown swing around rapidly and tangle up around the legs o f any creature in the vicinity. Of the same sort was the chain shot of old naval days, two cannon balls attached to a chain. When discharged they would go whirling into the rigging of a ship and play general havoc. IMPROVING OPTICAL GLASS. As an example of the attention that is now being given in this country to the improvement of optical glass, it may be stated that more than two-thirds of the scientific staff of the Carnegie Geophysical Lab oratory, in Washington, are now at wor k in various well known glass factories in different parts of the country. The Bureau of Standard has also b een in vestigating optical glass and has recently erected a new kiln house with eight melting furnaces and suit able molding and testing equipment. A w e ll-known chemieal authority has recently d e clared that not only a better but a greater variety of optical glass is now made in this country, after about ten months of experiments, than is made in Germany, which formerly monopolized the industry. ARMY FOND OF PRUNES. The prune has a most important place on the Army bill of fare, says a War Department announce ment. This place has been won by Jnerit, for it has been proven that the prune has food value, fr115t value, tonic value, and value as a confection. It has the high approval of the food experts in the sub sistence division of the Quartermaster Corps, and what is more, it has been recommended by the Sur geon-General of the Amy. Out of the 1917 crop the Army used 20,000,000 pohnd of prunes. Based on size 55, this amounted to 1,100,000,000 prunes. In order that the Army may A NEW WEAPON. have its prune supply the requirements for a year The use of the South American bolas in a highly . are figured out in advance prior to the time the new up-to-date form for the purpose ' of bringing down crop is ready for harvest. This avoids delay in enemy aircraft is suggested by H. Gernsback in the making shipments and assures the Army of getting Electrical Experimenter. the size of prunes most suitable for its use. •


... 24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. FROM ALL POINTS DEAD RATTLER FOR COLLEGE. pany facto r y. Speeches were made by W. E. ShowA large rattlesnake killed within one-half mile of ers, general manager, and Charl e s S e ars, the town of Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon, has tendent of the concern, and by Miss Hazel Grey m been presented to the science department of the behalf of the uniform for working girls. University of Oregon by 0. V. White, superintendent of the Brownsville schools. Mr. White killed the snake last month. He was walking with a boy MAN . WHO TORPEDOED LUSITANIA IS when he found the reptile sunning itself on a small DEAD. hill. The is forty-two in length and Lieutenant Commander Schwieger, who com a bout three mches through the thickest part of the mantled the submarine which sank the Lusitania, is body. dead. His death occurred in Septe mber, 1917, but THE DEEPEST LAKE. A lake known as the Great Sunken Lake is re ported to be the deepest lake in this country, and perhaps in the whole world: Located in the valley of the Cascade Mountains, about seventy miles north of Jacksonville, Ore., this lake, which is about fifteen miles long and four miles wide, is so deep that its depth cannot be measured. It is situated so far below the crest of the moun tains that winds cannot reach it and its surface is like a sheet of glass. It is sometimes called the "Lake of My\ : sery." FINDING BONES EXPLAINED . The caves on the Maricopa Indian Reservation twenty miles from Phoenix, Ariz., in which a score of well-clothed skeletons were found recently, were declared by a coroner's jury to-day to be the burial places of Papago Indians who had died on the res ervation many years ago. The finding was reported after Coroner Charles D. Wheel e r had interrogated some of the older Mari copas, who said that the Papagoans came from Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico many ye:ars ago to work and the bodies of those who died were placed in the caves. The clothing on the skeletons bore the marks of Philadelphia and Chicago manu facturers. OVERALLS FOR GIRLS. Wearing of overalls on the streets of Bloomington, Ind., by working girls has been indorsed by the City Council at a meeting attended by several hundred citizens and working girls. Some time ago a number of the members of the local br. anch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union started an agitation to stop the girls wearing overalls on the streets and they asked the City Coun cil to pass and ordinance against the girls going to and from thefr work in men's clothes. Most of the girls who wear the overalls are em ployed at the Showers Brothers' Furniture Comhas only been admitted by the German Admiralty, according to reports received in London. Last September Schwieger, in command of the U-88, was in the Bight of Heligoland with another submarine. Both U-boats submerged, and the o ther commander felt a chain sweeping along the sid e of his boat, and believed he had run into an unknown British mine field. A terrific explosion under water followed. The second boat rose rapidly, and sig nalled for the other. There was no reply. A vain watch was kept for the U-88, and she h a s not be e n heard from since. There is little doubt, the reports say, that she sank. TWELV.E ALASKA MINERS LIVED THREE WEEKS ON MOSS. Twelve mining men of the Goodnews Bay District of Alaska, after living on reindeer moss for several weeks on the bleak shore of Bering Sea, were res cued from starvation by officers of the power schooner Bender Brothers, which has j ust completed an eventful voyage to ice-bound northern waters. The men were weak from lack of food and had been driven from their camps in the interior, where the winter was the most severe i twenty years. Nearly one hundred natives of the Kuskokwim River District have died of starvation, according to officers of the Bender Brothers. As a result of the long winter, which set in much earlier than in previous years, the natives, especially those near Apakok, died rapidly. They had laid in only the usual amount of fish, which w a s e xhausted long before the ice in Kushokwim Bay began to move eastward. When the Bender Brothers finally fought her way through the great ice floes and was able to discharge her supplies, consigned for the Goodnews Bay District, supplies in that locality had b ee n ex hausted. Officers of the vessel said that they heard that six mining men died of starvation during the winter, but were unable to confirm the rumor. The Bender Brothers was two months making the voyage from Seattle to Goodnews Bay and return.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. ' A FEW GOOD ITEMS HAWAIIAN LEPERS INVEST $12,000 WITH willing to fight for the United States even against UNCLE SAM. Queen Wilhemina, but I won't do that now." Inmates of the leper settlement at Kalaupa!Ja, Mr. Von Der Yacht has lived in the United States Molokai, approximately $12,000 worth of .?-eventy-two years, coming to this country with his War Savmgs and Thrift Stamps during July, or father, Cornelius Von Der Yacht, in 1846. about $17 per capita. The cash sales for the Ha• waiian Islands during the month, the returns from ------the Island of Kauai incomplete, amounted to $386,-THE SUGAR WASTE IN COFFEE AND TEA. 882.67. Sales . from January 1 to July 1 totalled $436, 762.61, making the grand total to August 1 $823,645.28. PLANNED TRIP IN TRUNK. Private Fred Jones, 25, of Oklahoma, was turned over the other day to the Camp Dix authorities by the Trenton police as a deserter. He is said to have escaped from the guard house at the cantonment and to have planned to be shipped from Trenton to Phila delphia in a trunk. The police say he made all arrangements for his trunk tour at 1446 North Olden avenue, where they arrested him. The police say J ones's wife is a German and objects to her husb a nd fighting against Germany. This was his second es.cape from Camp Dix. INDIAN WAR VICTIM. The first native Arizonian to lose his life in France was an Indian, Matthew R. Rivers, better known The following bulletin was among the most force ful and effective bits of conservation propaganda at the New York Food Show last month. It was put out by the National Sugar Refining Co. of New Jersey. "Save the waste! "100 million cqps coffee used daily in United States. "70 million cups tea used daily in United States. "170 million cups tea and coffee. "If even an average of half a teaspoonful of sugar per cup is left undissolved at the bottom of cups of .tea and coffee, the waste would be 1,700,000 pounds of sugar daily ! "Stir your sugar until it dissolves! It's estimated that one-third to one-half of all sugars used in homes is used in tea and coffee. Think it overhow is it in your home? Isn't there a chance for saving?" in Phoenix, Ariz., as Matthew Juan, whc killed. ABOUT THUGS. He was a native Pima Indian and enlisted in a I Once upon a time there was a large 1 and highly Texas unit. He was known in California as "Lucky organized community in India who lived by assassin Slim," where he was a baseball pitcher of more than ation and robbery. They were educated to it from local reputation. He was educated at the Sherman their infancy; they followed it as a profession, and Institute at Riverside, Cal., and was a survivor of it was also their religion. They were called Thugs. the Tuscania sinking en route to France. Their method was to disguisB themselves as pilgrims Many native Arizona Indians have enlisted iri the or travelers or merchants and to join with pa1:ties army and navy here. A majority expressed pref-of pilgrims, travelers and merchants moving ' about erence for the navy, although many of them had India. They got into the confidence of their victims, lived all their lives on the desert and had never seen found out what they had on them, due timethe ocean until they enlisted. after weeks or months of acquaintance-they killed OLD MAN CITIZEN. Peter Von Der Yacht, seventy-eight years old, of No. 400 Bates Avenue, St. Paul, Minn., a veteran of the Civil War and a native of Holland, was made a citizen of the United States before Judge Kelly the other day in District Court. He asked for naturalization on the strength of an honorable discharge 'from the United States Army, obtained after serving with the Twelfth United States Infantry through the Civil War. His appli cation was granted by Judge Kelly. "If it was not for the color of your hair," said the court, "I would ask you whether you would be them by giving them poisoned foods, sweetmeats for choice, or by strangijng them from behind, as they sat over the fire of an evening, with a knotted towel or a specially prepared piece of rope. They then stripped the corpse of all valuables, threw it down a well or buried it, and went on to the next job. At last things got so bad that the Government of India had to interfere. Like all governments, it created a department-the Department of Thuggee-to deal with the situation. Unlike most . de partments, ' this department worked well, and after many years of tracking down and hanging up the actual murderers, and imprisoning their spies and confederates, it put an end to the whole business of Thuggee.


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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. 27 THE FALLING MINE. By Paul Braddon Below the croppings of the Gould and Curry Mine a great cave occurred in 1877. Luckily, ample warning had been given by the set tling of the ground within the mine and the snap ping and splintering of timbers; therefore no lives were lost in the cave. News of the great crash in the mine spread rapidly through the town, a'nd all what heard of the acci dent gave a sigh of relief when told tlUlf all of the miners escaped uninjured. The full extent cave, and the damage done the reby in the interior of the mine, were not knOWI\ for some time, but from the cavity formed on the surface were judged to be very great. I called upon .Superintendent Bonner to learn the particulars. "I have not been in the mine for three or four hour s, and therefore am .unable to give an exact ac count of the present condition of the caved portions. However, if you will .-venture with me," said1 Mr. Bonn er, "we will go in as far as possible, an,d see how things look.". Having agreed to Mr. Bonner's proposition, two lanterns were procured, and we soon found ourselves on the level where the greatest damage had been done. c Nowhel'e was to be seen the friendly twinkle of either lamp or candle; all was dark as the caves of the Cimmeri, save where the light of our lanterrts fell upon the walls of the tunnel along which we were advancing, or where the rays streamed far ahead and were reflected back by points of polished pyrites or bright quartz crystals. At . first, too, all was silent as the tomb, but as we moved forward the sharp snap of falling timbers or the dull boom of a heavy fall of earth reached our ears. These sounds constantly grew more distinct. Soon was heard a sort of running fire of short lit tle snaps from the bent and splintering timbers, with ever and anon a startling musket-like report, as some arge timber was broken in twain or was rent asunder. W c were now fast nearing the scene of the cave. As yet the ground above us was sound, and all the timbers stood intact in their places. Our advance was slow and cautiously made. At times some unusual commotion caused us to halt and listen half a minute, with bodies inclined forward and eyes strained, to penetrate beyond the light thrown by our lanterns. Few words passed between us. "Wait a bit," or "Now let us move on," from Mr. Bonner, were about all that was said. Presently we came to a drift leading from the tunnel we had been traversing. ' Jrhe snapping and grinding sounds were now more distinctly heard. "It is in this direction," said Mr. Bonner, leading the way into the drift. We had not proceeded far before.we came to where the timbers of the drift were badly bent and dis placed. We were in a spot where the ground was settling. A kind of ticking noise came from th.e log ging overhead and along the sides of the drift, and dirt sifted .down on our hats. Soon we reached a place where the posts on the sides of the .drift were bent like bows. The backs of these bows projected into the .drift, and were full of splinters, some of which formedsnapped out-before our eyes. Shortly we came upon two posts bent out from opposite sides of the drift till their backs were not more than a foot apart. "This looks bad," said Bonner. "Very. Let us go back." "It cannot be far to the edge of the cave. We want to see that. Suppose we venture? Timbers are still strong when they snap." "Then move on," said I, but our legs wanted to go the other way. In passing between the two bent posts it was nec essary to turn our bodies edgewise. All about us the timbers were working and groaning, but still stood some distance apart. At the end of the drift we came into a large open space, what seemed a long and broad chamber," and, turning westward across this, we were soon as near the edge of the cave as it was thought prudent to venture. Holding our lanterns above our heads, we saw be forP us a black and yawning pit or chasm. The light of the lanterns failed to show us either the top or the bottotn of this pit, nor could we see across to the further side. It seemed to have neither top nor bottom-seemed but a shapeless, boundless region of darl.fhess. In this frightful pit there fell every half minute, from somewhere in the darkness high above, great masses of earth and rock. At times, judging from the thunderous sounds, hundreds of tons tumbled at once from the roof and sides of the chasm. Smaller masses were almost constantly dropping in some direction, while the splintering, snapping, and groaning of timbers in all directions were some-thing frightful. . iuddenly, as we stood quaking in the midst of the tremendous commotion, a great mass of rock and earth fell from some place high up on the wall on our side of the shoreless sea of darkness, almost grazing the brink of the chasm before us. With the fall of the mass came a rush of wind that nearly extinguished the candles in our lanterns. Ele vating his light and grazing upward, Mr. Bonner cried: "Fall back, fall back! the roof is giving . way." Almost as he spoke a mass of several tons fell from the roof of our chamber not ten feet in front of us, and, in falling, too:k a large bit out of the edge of our fl.oor.


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. "Quick, qui c k , this way! We must get out of this!" crie d Bonner. W e ran back to the d rift by which we had entered. The two posts between which we had sque e zed had clo se(l to ge ther. " Back, back!" cried Bonner. "This way. I know a d r ift. Quick, w e may reach it!" Back a long the drift we darted, amid sounds never to be forgotten, and such as have seldom stunned mor t al ears. All about us was in motion-all rapidly sinking. . Bonner Jed the way across the chamber. In a cor ner, on the east side, the light of his lantern showed the mouth of a drift, toward which he was hasten ing. S c arcely was there time to observe this before he held up his lantern, crying, " Back, back! " and with a rumbling crash the mouth of the drift clo s ed and the ground before and about begah to disappear. " Quick!" cried Bonner, grasping our arms and hurrying us along. " To the drift again. It is our only chance to escape." Into the drift we once more darted. Squeezing our way through the cracked posts, we reached the place where we had before been stopped. Though crushed together in the middle, there was still a smal! open space between the posts at the bottom. Throwing himself flat on the floor of the drift, Bonner pushed his lantern through the opening, then, by a mighty effort, pushed through after it. He seemed an hour in passing, though he probably wriggled through in less than ten seconds. Our fear that he would stick fast was agonizing. "Quick! Give me your hands! Leave your lan tern!" shouted Bonner, the moment he was through. Insta ntly we were down, and had both hands through the opening. In about two seconds we were hauled through as a hunter pulls a squirrel out of its skin. A short dash took us to the main tunnel and as we gained it Bonner fervently exclaimed: ' "Look! Look! There she goes!" and, as he spoke, down went the shattered portion of the drift, breaking away to within fifteen feet of where we were standing. INCREASJ!::D CAMP FACILITIES. Preparations are being made for accommodations to take care of approximately 200,000 additional men in a number of the larger camps and candm ments. The facilities that the five Infantry Replace ment the two Field Artillery Replacement Camps, and the Machine Gun Training Camp and Replacement B ase, as well as housing facilities at the three Fie ld Artillery Training Centers, are to be materially enlarged. Permanent hospitals and store house s will be erected at each of the camps, while at some of them tents wilt be provided for the added increment of troops. The added facilities at the training camps will be utilized to a large extent to accommodate the Officers' Trainfog Schools, which will be continuously conducted at the camps. The Artillery Training Center at Fayetteville, N. C., is one of the new camps intended to be a permanent station. The new Infantry School of Arms, which will be located at Columbus, Ga., is expected to pro-vide quarters for about 25,000 men. Camp Hancock, Ga., is to be a machine gun center and will be enlarged to accommodate between 55 , 000 and 60,000 men. The Office r s ' Training School now housed in tents at this point will be pro v id e d for in barracks and quarters s imilar to those already ere cted at other cantonm ents . The imp r o ve ments for this purpose will cost about $2,000 ,000. This figure does not co ver the increased cost for other con struction tli a t will be nece ssary to care for the in crased number of men to be located at this camp. It has been d e cided to rnake Camp Grant an Infantry R e placement Camp to ac c om m odat e b e t wee n 55,000 an d 60,000 men. The prese n t cap a city o f this camp fa about 42, . 000. The alterations and additions made necessary by this change will be made after the division now located there is moved. The three Field Artillery firing centers are to be located at West Point, Ky.; Camp Jackson, S. C., and Fayetteville, N. C . It is planned to locate six brigades at Fayetteville, six at West Point and four at Jackson. It has also been de ci d e d to erect permanent buildings for the Officers' Training Schools at present housed in tents at Camps Lee, Gordon and Pike. These schools have a capacity of ab out 6,000 men. 'rhe estimated cost of erecting barracks and quarters and doing other construction work at each of these schools is about $2,000 , 000. Some of the contracts for these improvements have been let and the addi tions are under way. The others will b e pushed ahead with the characteristic speed hich has t y pi fied the construction work on the former canton ments, and before the winter season arrives there will be ample living quarters as well as hospital facilities for the men brought together under the new draft and assigned to these cantonments. OUR FIRST POWDER MILL. The first important gunpowder facto r y in America was established on the Brandywine River, near Wil mington, Del., in 1802, by Eleuthe r e . Irene du Pont de Nemours, a Frenchman, who was born in Paris 147 years ago. As a boy he was placed in the r oyal mines of Essonnes to acquire a practical kno w ledge of the manufacture of gunpowder. H e remained there until the outbreak of the French R e volution. He came to America in 1799, and, discoverin g tha t only the poorest quality or gunpowder was made in the United States, he decided to ente r the industry on this side of the Atlantic. In 1801 he revisited the 'Essonnes mill s to procure plans, models and ma chinery, and with these he open e d his first powder works on the Brandywine. His infant industry was the beginning of a great one, and ever since that time the Dupont family has ooen prominent in the explosives industry in the United States.


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