The Liberty Boys' whirlwind attack, or, A terrible surprise to Tarleton


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THE LIBERTY ,,_ A Weekly Magazine containing Stories of the American Revolution. FRANK TOUSEY. PUBLISHER, 16 8 WEST 23 1l STREET, NEW Y OllK No. 1070 NEW YORK, JULY 1. 1921. Prlce 7 Cents

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The Liberty Boys .of '76 IM ued Weekly-Subscription price, $3 . 50 per yeur; Canada. $4.00; Foreign. • 4.50. Frank T ousey, .Publlsher, 11>'1 West 23 d Street, New York. N . Y. Entered as Second-Class Matter January 31, 191 3, a t the Post-Office at New York. N. Y .• under the Act ot March 3, 1879. No. 1070 NEW YORK, JULY 1, 1921. Price 7 Cents. The Liber ty Boys' Whirlwind Attack OR, A TERRIBLE SURPRISE TO TARLETON "" B y HAR RY MOORE CHAPTER !.-Trouble With the Redcoats. "Look ou t, boys, there is some one coming, and it's as likely to be redcoats as any ther s as soldiely but not as cruel and vindictive. The boys in Continental w1iform belonged to a band of one hundred gallant young patriots !mown as the Libe1ty Boys commanded by Captain Dick Slater, and just now fighting under the direction of General Francis Marion, known as the " Swamp . The boys were Ben Spurlock, Sam Sanders1m, Harry Thurber, Jack Warren, WHI Freem:a11l, Harry Judson, Paul Benson, and Sid Carhart, all lively fellow s, always ready for a fight with the redcoats, and all thoroughly devoted to Dick Slater and the cause of independence_ Ben rode a roan, Jack a fine bay mare, the two Harrys a pair of well-matched .sorrel s and Sid, a btack with \YLite legs and a white star in Ms the rest being well mounted. The clatter of hoofs .{>ecame louder, _and Ben inquiringly: "That couldn't be Dick, could it?" _ !'There's more than one horse," returned, Jack, "but it does so u n d like Dick's Major." "Perhaps the redcoats are after him," said Sid. "They'll never get him, though, as long as that black of his can keep his feet." "No," said Ben, "but they may have come out upon him suddenly, and he hasn't got the lead yet." The sound grew louder and then a boy in a captain's unifo:rm, and riding a coal-black Arabian, came dashing along the road. He reined in quickly at sight of the boys, and said: . "There are six or eight redcoats of Tarleton's Legion following me, boys. We may be able to capture some of them." The clatter increased, and then the redcoats appeared, seeming to be greatly surprised at seeing eight or nine boys when they had been pursuing one. They quickly reined in their horses and then wheeled when they saw the boys dashing upon them. They thought at once that there must be a la:rger force behind, as they could not imagine a party of boys at'ta:cking an equal numb e r of men, and p-articula:rly redcoats. They did not know the Liberty Boys, who had often attacked a larger body than their own and with success. "Forward, Liberty Boys! Down with the' red coats!" shouted Dick, and waving his sword as though leading his whole trnop. "Liberty forever! Scatter the redcoats!" echoed the boys, making a regular whirlwind attack upon the redcoats, who put spurs to their steeds and galloped away faste r than they had come on. "Capture them, boys !" cried Dick. "Don't let the 'Butcher's' men escape us." The redcoats I!J.ade all haste to get away, but the plucky fellows captured two of them, the others escaping. With t'he two redcoats in the middle, they now set out upon the return to the camp, which was in a swamp about a mile distant, but very difficult to find. "Where are the rest of the young rebels who attacked us?" asked oil e o.f the redcoats. "There are no young rebels here," said Ben. "We not rebels; we are patriots, and this is all" the p1arty we had when we attacked you." But there are only nine of you, and we had seven." "If you had had seventeen or.seventy, it would have been the same," w ith a laugh, "as long as y ou were chasing our captain." "Fancy! You are saucy rebels, aren't you?" " I told you we were not rebels. A,_s for being saucy, don' t you think it was a g reat piece of impudence on your part to try and capture our captain? vVby, you did not have anything hig•he r than a sergeant in :vour party, which was great assurance on your side." Ben spoke in a very serious tone, and the redcoats thought he was in earnest, not understanding his satirical humor. The other boys laughed, and Dick said: "Yo u are some of Tarleton's men_ How far distant if; your command? I would like to attack it with my one hundred Libe1ty Boys."

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... THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK "But, by Jove, we would e a t you up!" said. Put these men under guard, and when there i s time we will deliver the m to the general." Mark went away with the prisoners in charge, and Dick dismounted and went to his tent, not far away. One of the boys took charge of Major, 'his black Arabian, but in a few me>ment s a Liberty Be>y came suddenly running in, and said excitedly: "Captain, Lieutenant Estabrook has been captured by the redcoats. We were defending a ypung girl against two of them, when a dozen l!lprang out of the woods and captured the lieu tenant." "How far off was it, Horace?" asked Dick. "The rest of you e scaped?" "Yes ; he told us to. About half a mile from here, I reckon. There was only Gerald and I besides the lieutenant. Gerald is keeping watcll on the road, while I came on to get help." -the y a camp near there, that ye>u saw?" "No. They sprang upon us suddenly. It was in front of a log cabin." Dick whist led, and Major came trotting up. "Get a do ze n or twenty of the boys, Mark," said Dick. "We must go to the rescue." Mark himself remained itf charge of the camp, but all of the party that had b een with Dick before and a do z en more wer e soon in readines s and set off on the gallop. Horace Walton, the boy w!l'IO had brought the news of Bap's capture, was with them, as well as Phil Waters, Lishe Green, Jim Bennett, Frank Belden. Ben Brand, and Patsy and Carl. They left the camp, got upon the rough roa d , and went on at good speed, presently coming up with Gerald Fleming, who was on the watc h for the redcoats . , "They have gone toward the east, Captain," he said. "I. fuink they have a camp there, for I hear.cl one of t h e m speak about it. They went on from the cabin . " The boys went on at a -gallop, and at length came to the cabin Horace and Gera ld had spoken of. Here a young girl came out and said: "The redcoats are in camp not n Carolina horses, which were smaller and inferior to the horses of Virginia or farthe r n orth. They hurried away with Bob, _ whom tJher seemed to think was Dick, e>ne of them, a li eutenan t , s a ying: "\hlell, Slater , we've got you, it seems. We've b een after you rebel s fpr some time, and now you don' t get away." "Yes, you've got me, but I don't happen to be Captain Slater,'' sai d Bob . "Y e>u'll have te> be a go od deal li ve l i e r than you were before you catch hi m . " The officer said no more to Bob, who sat on a stump and look e d alrout him, the redcoats keeping a watch u p on him, as if they expected he would slip e>ut of their gras p while they were looking at him. Bob simply sat still and looked are>und ne>w and then listening for tJhe sound of beats, knowing that the boys would ce>me with a ruS'h when they did come, so as to take the enemy by surprise. He at length heard some one in the bushes outside the camp, and saw a boy peer out at him and then go away. "That's the girl's brother, I guess," he said.

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• THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK 8 "He's looking for the camp so as to tell the boys when they come along. There'll be some fun here in -a little while. " It was within half an hour when the "fun " as Bob . called it, was had. The redcoats sitting .or standing about, talking an
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' THE LIBERTY B O YS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK "Pretty nigh fifteen, Captain," the boy answer ed. "Do you ride a h-0rse?" "I reckon I do, but I have to g o afoe>t mostly, and I can run pretty middling." "Shoot?" "Not so bad, Captain." "Swim?" "Yes, Captain." "I know he has ready wit, sir," said Dick to the settler, "by his hunting up the redcoats' camp, and he has courage, as he defended his sister from insult, and, as we are in need of a boy or two, I >vill take him, and am not afraid that I shall have to send him back. Do you want to join t'he Liberty Boys, Sam ? " "Yes, Captain." "You swear to defend your country, be true to yoUl' oath, to stand by your comrades in all that is right, to obey orders, and do your bes t in all things good and true ? " "Yes, Captain, " firmly. "Then you are one of us, and we will stand by you as you stand by us. Come, boys, give Sam Simpson your hands." The boys cheered and shoqk hands with the new recruit, who was at that moment the happiest boy in the Carolinas. CHAPTER III.-Dick Is Puzzled. It was nearly su_nset when the boys rode away with new boy in their company, promising to come again so on , and to keep an eye on the red coats and s ee that none of them annoyed them. "'Dhe few that got away will tell Tarleton about it," said Dick, "and it i s likely that he will try to take revenge <>n you for the loss of his men, but we will look out for him, and perhaps the trouble will be on his s ide ins tead of on yours." When Sam reached the camp with the boys he was provided with a uniform and a horse, a musket and a brace of pistols, and looked very smart. The boys all made him feel at home, welcoming him heartily to their ranks and doing all they could to help him and to make him feel that he was indeed one of them. After supper Di c k took his horse and set out in the direction of the camp the boys had raided. "Tarleton may have come on," he said to Bob, "and I want to see how large a force he has, and to learn his intentions if I can." He did not go by the roug
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK Then he went to his tent, beckoning to Bob and Mark to follow. "Has the new recruit been here all the time since I left?" he asked. "Yes," was the answer. "He has not left the camp ? " "No." "Then the boy has a double, in face, figureand voice," said Dick. "What do you mean, Dick?" "You know, po s itivel y, that he has not left the camp during by absence?" "Yes; he has been 'here all the time." "I am glad of it, for I would always have had my doubts, had he been away-; if only for a short time." "Yes, but what is it, Dick?" "That untH y<>u assured me that Sam has been here all the time, I was certain that I had seen him elsewhere to-night, and heard him. promise to betray the Liberty Boys." "Jove! I can scarcely beiieve it!" gasped Bob. "Te ll us all about it, Dick." Dick told what he had see n and how he had been affected by it, the two young lieutenants being deeply interested. Dick went back to the :flre, followed by Bob and Mark, stood a few mom ents looking at. the boys gathered about it, and said: "Sam Simpson, have you a double, that you know of!!" "Do you mean a fellow that looks like me, Captain?" a sked Sam, getting up and saluting. "Yes; a b<>y who has the same face, voice, figure arid name, who is alike in everything except 'that he i s a Tory 11.nd would betray the Liberty Boys to the redcoats." "Yes, there is one. He isn't exactly alike, and his name is Sanford:. They call him San, some times, and that sounds like Sam. He's my cou sin, but we don't get on, 'cause he's a rank Tory and I won't have anything to do with 'em!" "I saw him to-night, Sam, and heard him make a bargain to lead the redcoats to this camp. You can imagine how I felt." "You thought it w as me, Captain?" gravely. "Yes. Wthat else cO'llld I think? I knew nothing of this cousin, anid the strange resemblance betwee n you. I was positive it was you." "Did you think I would break my oath so quick, Captain?" -"He did not want to, Sam,'' spoke up Bob, "and he asked us first of all if you had been in the camp aH the evening." "Don't you know that Dick Slater wouldn't wrong a soul, if he knew it, Sam?" asked Jack warren. "He didn't ask you where you had been to-night, but if you had a doubl e . Don't you see that he is satisfied that you are true to u s ? t ' " You couldn't blame any one for having do'.lbts, in iile face of such evidence," added Ben, "but he did not accuse you; he found out that it was all right." "No, I can't blame you, Captain, and I don't," said the boy. "I reckon some fellows would have told me right O'llt that I was a traitor, and would not have listened to reason." The young captain and his two lieutenants now left the group ab<>ut the fire and the sentries outside the camp were doubled, and became ex .tra vigilant. "I'd like to go on picket myself," said Sam, "and if I see San Hawkins, I'll give him one of the biggest lickings he ever had. I promised him one before, and I didn't like to give it to him, 'cause we used to be good friends; but now I will. S e ll us out for ten shillings, will he? He mus t hold u s . pretty cheap." The boys laug hed, and Jack said: "It is pretty cheap, m y bo y, but your cousin doesn't know that you are with us." "Well, I'll give him a thrashing, just the same," said the new boy. "I guess you can go on .picket if you like . " said Jack, a laugh. "I am going mysel f i n a few minutes, and you can go with me." "Yes, I would like to, very muC'h." Jack saw Dick before he went on duty, and told him what he had said to Sam. "That will be all right, Jack," Dick replied. "You will be able to s how him a good many things ." When Jack was ready he called the new boy and they took post on the outer line, on the edge of the swamp. "Keep perfectly quiet, Sam, " said Jack. "If you. se e. or hear anything, don't make any noise. I w1H signal to the other boys ." "But won't the enemy hea1 you, Jack?" "Y.es, but they won't know that I am signal lin g," Jack answe red. CHAPTER IV.-A Futile Attack. The Lib erty Boys had a code of signals of their . owi;i! made up of natural sounds, by whic h they could communicate with each other say .a word. The .croaking of frogs, the chirpmg of m s e cts, the cries of birds, the crowing of cocks, the barking of dogs, and many other sound s, all meant something, and the b<>ys understood them all and._ coukl send messages to each other without an outsider being the wiser or kn.owing that any one was about. "I will explain the thing to you little by little." said Jack, "but ju.st now there is no time to go into the whole of it." He then told the new boy a few of the signals, and him that if 'he heard any of them to make no noise, but to Wgit. Some little time passe d in si l e n ce, when all at once the hooting of a n owl was •heard. Sam k ep t still, as h e ha
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;:::.......6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK of men much plainer, and signalled again. 'The guide of the redcoats might know his way into the swamp, even at night, but it was another thing to take a large force of men into it, e s p e cially when they knew little of the dangers of the place. At last Jack heard some one say dis-tinctly: "Where is the place? I don't see any sign of a camp." "It is in the swamp," a boy's voice answered, and if Jack had not been told of Sam's double, ihe would have uttered an exclamation of surprise, for the voice seemed to be that of Sam himself. "In the swamp?" "Yes. You wiU have to get torches, or you won't be able to see your way." "H'm! I don't believe we will be able to see it if we have them." "Yes, you will. And the rebels can't get out, so if they see us coming now, they can't escape." "Very good, we will have them," and in a few minutes the light of many could be seen, and by them the gleam of the scarlet unifo1ms. Then the lights were seen in the swamp its elf, and the Tory ,gmde said: "There is the camp now! Don"t you see the fires?" "If they follow the direction of those lights they wiH g t in -the mire before they know it," whi spered Jack. . ":'he redcoats came' on, led by the Tory boy, i.nct the owls began to hoot again, and. the frogs tt, The fires in the swamp burned more b;ri g.htly , but they were in places ;where it was ' Jan gem us to tread, and if one tried to get to them in a direct line, he would soon be mired. Jack remained at his post, whispering to his companion: "They are on the wrong track. The fires 'have mi sied them, and your cou sin is going astray, weil as he knows the swamp." This speedily became evident by angry exclamations from the redcoats in ,the swamp. "What nest is this you are taldng us into ? There i s no passing here. We'H be to our necks in mud in a trice." "Don't you think I know the way?" with a snap. "You don't know how to make the best of things. " "You don't know any more about it than we do. We are not going to risk our lives going in here in the dark. If the rebels are here, we can get at them in the morning." . There was a great floun dering, and the advance guard of the redcoats came back, greatly disgus ted. "The rebels have lighted those fires to mislead us," said .an officer. "I don't know but what you have betrayed us to them." "Say that you have," whispered Jack, "good, and loud." "So I have!" said Sam, in a loud voice, fully appreciating the 'humor of Jack's trick. "Oh, yoru have, eh?" said the officer. "And you admit it, do you? Well, we will soon settle your case." The Tory boy was greatly puzzled, and protested that he had not said a word, but if he had not s uddenly run away, the redcoats w-0uld li ave handled 'him roughly. They fell bacK: out of danger, and set up a temporary camp on the outer edge of the swamp, evidently thinking that they had the Liberty Boys cornered and that they could advance upon them in the morning. "That was well done," said Jack, there being no danger of the redcoats hearing him. "That fellow was &"reatly puzzled, for I don't-suppose he has the slightest idea that you are with us." "No, I don't see how he can have." "He will think that he said that in spite of himself, for he will never think of you." "No, I reckon he won ' t," with a laugh. Jack was relieved at length, and went back into 1Jhe camp with the new boy, telling Dick of the trick he had played on the enemy and on the Tory boy jointly. "Very good, Jack," said Dick, with a smile. "That was a very good idea, and San Hawkins will be greatly puzzled." "There is n-0 danger of the redcoats getting in here to-night?" "No, nor in the morning, for San will not return, and it is scarcely likely that they will trust another Tory and they will not be able to find the way themselves." , The redcoats did not attempt to attack the Liberty Boys that night, but a strict watch was kept, nevertheless. Dick did not think it necessary to leave the camp in the swamp, for even if the enemy did decide to attack him, he knew that Jie could defend himsel(, the way into the swamp not being easy to find or to follow when it was found, there being room for only a few to march abreast. Even by daylight the redcoats were unwilling to risk the dangers of the swamp, being unused to sucth travel, and Dick's scouts heard them deliberating the matter in the morning. Jack Warren, Sid Carhart, Ben Spurlock, and one or two others advanced cautiously, without being seen, and listened to the talk of the enemy, being greatly amused at the debate. Some were for waiting till the boys come out and then attacking them, W'hHe others wanted to set fire to the swamp and smoke the boy s out. Either proposition was absurd, as it wa:s hardly likely that , the boys would walk right into the enemy's arms, and, as it was summer, everything was green and would not burn. No one suggested going into the S')'.amp, the danger of such an undertaking being too apparent, and that was not considered for a moment. "What •are you going to do, Dick?" asked Bob. "The enemy does not seem to be inclined to attack us, so why not attack them?" suggested I "It is hardly feasible," was Dick's answer. "We could not mass the boys rapidly enough. I do not think they will wait very long for us to come out, and it will be better for us to make a sudden whirlwind •attack upon them now, at a time when they are looking for us." "We might leave the camp by another route and attack Tarleton in his camp," observed Bob. "Yes, I had thought of that, and I think we had better do it. We can get away with our horses, and not be discovered, and make a sud den lightning descent upon the enemy and give them a terrible surprise ." "It will be one for Tarleton, if the despised 'rebels,' as he calls us, should force him to retreat." 'Bob answered.

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK '1 "Yes," quietly. "Especially when they are so confident. of driving not only the Liberty Boys, but Manon, Sumter, Lee, and all the patriots from the Caro linas at one sweep." "Exactly," said Dick. The scouts were still at the edg e of the swamp, well concealed from the enemy, and yet observ in"" all that took place i n the hostile camp. The bo y s could have picked off a number of the enemy with their muskets,_ being all dea<;Ishots, but Dic k never would take life unnecessarily, and as there was no danger from the enemy, so long as the boys remained concealed, he decided not to molest them. CHAPTER V .-A Fierce Charge. The enemy having left the neighborhood of the swamp, Dick determined to make a whirlwind attack on Ta1,leton in his camp, and give the cruel leader a terrible surpris e. There were none to oppose them in front, but Dick decided to go out the other way and attack the enemy in a quarter where they would be leas t expected. Little time was lost in getting away, the entire troop leaving .the swamp by a way unknown not only to the redcoats , but to many of the Tories in the n eighborhood as well. Dick never went into a place of this sort, that he did not malut the slightest warning, and with the ferodty of a sandstorm. "Down with the redcoats, boys!" shouted Dick waving his sword. ' "Liberty forever! Scatter Tarleton's minions.!" roared the brave fellows in answer, and then thry fired a volley as the redcoats came s'.:var:ning up to meet them. Crash-roar! The woods and the hill s be yo11d echoed the roar the muskets, and then pis tols rattled and cracked a s the bovs followed the first volley with one from their pistols. Tarleton himself came from the house and gave swift orders to his men, but the boys clas:hecl on, some on horse, soml! afoot, sweeping everything before them. "There is T al'.leto n himself!" shouted Dick. "Canture the 'Butcher,' boys, and there will be rejo ici n g all over the Carolinas ." There was a regular' roar in a nswer to this, and the boys swep t on like a very whirlwind, indeed. There was a hot tight at the front of the hous e, but the attack of the daring boys was so fierce that the enemy f e ll back, expecting to rally behind the house, while many used it as a fort and poured a galling fire upon the boys from the windows. "Go -to the back of the house, bo ys, " sai d Dick. "Prevent them from making a rally, and do your utmost to capture Tarleton ." A tremendous cheer answered Dick, and there was a perfect storm of bullets as the brave fellows pressed forward. The plucky lads did nat give the redcoats a chance to rally, so hotly did they pur sue them. The boys hurried to the rear of the house and the fight continued, some of the r edcoats being made prisoners. Tarleton him self was sudclenly seen to s p1;ng upon a horse and. dash away. "After h im!" cried Dick. '.Carleton's aide rode away with him, ano t;.ie:t9

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8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK was a hasty retreat as the redcoats saw their leader depart. Dick was dismounted, but he quickly leaped into the saddle and set out after the redcoat leader, Bob and a score of the Liberty Boys following. To capture Tarleton would be an accomplishment indeed, and the boys were all eager to compass it. Mark remained at the house in charge of the prisoners, and to resist any attack that might be made. Dick Slater trusted him thoroughly, and he was worthy of it. Jack WalTen was Mark's closest chum, and he remained behind with the young second lieutenant, in case he might be needed. "Why didn't you go and try to capture Tarleton Jack ? " asked Mark. "Your mare is the swiftest thing we have, next to Dick's Major." "Yes, I know, Mark, but I did not have particular orders, and I thought you might need me." "There's never any telling, Jack,'' with a pleas ed . The boys at the house were peppering the red coats in the liveliest of fashion, and, seeing no chance of winning, with leader gone, they now began to fall ba'Ck in great numbers . Jack sudd enly caught sight of a trooper dashing down upon Mark, with the evident design of killing the b oy and then riding away. In a moment the dashing fellow's musket was at his s houlder. Then, before Mark knew of his danger, there wia.s a report, and the trooper fell from his horse and did not get up. The horse went dashing past and was captured by one of the boys. Then Mark turned and realized what had happened. "I guess I did need you, Jack,'' he said heart ily, seizing his chum's hand. The boys were furious at this attack upon Mark, and now fell upon the redcoats with such energy that they were driven this way and that, and were glad to e scape in1 any direction. It had been a terrible surprise, indeed, for Tarle ton, for the redcoats had been boasting about how they would root the "saucy yaung rebels," as they oalled the plucky boys, and this attack, utterly unprepared for, showed them the boys' mettle and made them ashamed of their bcasting, more than anything else could ha".,e done. Meanwhile, Dick, Bob and a number of Liberty Boys were in hot pursuit after Tarleton, determined to give him a good chase at least, if they could not catch him. Tarleton rode 31S if a troop of horses were after him, for well he knew the hatred with which the patriots regarded him, He knew also .that the Liberty Boys .Jost no op portunity of visiting punishment upon him, and that they would take any risk to capture him, having met Dick Slater before and knowing the boy's indomitable •spirit. Down the road he galloped at full s peed, the aide turning once or twice to fire •at Dick and the boys with him. The boys returned the fire, but Tarleton rode all the faster, and at last he and his a ide separated and the bo y s did not know w hich road to take to catc:h the leader, and soo n gave up the chase., "He has escaped us," said Dick, as he ordered the b oys to return, "but at any rate we gave h i m a good chase, and he will long remember it." "It is too bad we could not have caught him," sputtered Bob, who was an impetuous fellow, "but we gave him a terrible surprise at all events, and that is something. " "Look out for redcoats while going back, boys,'' cautioned Dick. "Yes, we left some of them behind," laughed Bob, "and I am inclined to think that Mark and Jack and the rest will make it so lively for them that they won't care to make a long stay." The sound of firing was heard almost ually, and at length the boys heard some one coming towarxi them at a gallop. "They may be redcoats, boys," said Dick, rein i n g in. In a few moments a party of mounted redcoats appeared, but, seeing the boys and not lrnowing how Tnany there might be, went dashing off at one side of the road where the woods were open. The boys fired after .them to hurry their pace, and s ucceeded mos t admirably. Then they rode on, stHI hearing the sound of firing, and met some more redcoats, who fled in all directions at their approach. Later they met more who were disposed to re:sist them, but Mark and his force came up and the redcoats, in danger of being' caught between two fires, scatter ed and made the .best of their way in different directions. The boys had taken a number of p1isoners and, better still, had driven back Tarleton, an achievement of which they might well feel proud. They found a number of the British leader's papers in the house, of which a few were most important, as they were letters of introduction from Cornwallis, and told of moves to be made against the patriots, especially Marion, against whom Cornwallis held a particular spite, having been unable to either drive out, capture or con quer him. Dick examined the papers, picking out the most important and making a separate bundle of them. "I must take these to the general, for they are most important," he s aid. "We will take the prisoners at the S"ame time. " "Do y ou think it is likely that Tarleton will return?" a sked Bob. "Yes, for he will be deeply chagrined at •hav ing been routed by the Liberty Boys, and will want to take revenge upon them, as well as to give battle to Marion, for whom he has no love." The boys carried away a considerable amount of spoils from the camp, not loading themselves down, however, as they were in some haste to get aw_ay, and did not wish to be too greatly burdened on the march. They returned to the camp as quickly as possible, and then Dick took Bob and a score of the boys and se t off toward the camp of Genei-al Marjon, taking the prisoners with them. The redcoats were greatly humiliated at having been captured by the boys, whom they considered as their inferiors, and were in a very glum state all the way to the camp of Marion. , When they saw Marion's "ragged regi ment, " as it was sometimes called, in s li ghting fashion, they were all the more disgusted. "You don't call thes e soldiers, do you?" said one under officer to Dick, in a tone of contemot. "I don't think you will call them anything else if you meet them very often," said Dick. "vVat;.. son and Webster and Tarl eto n, even Cornwalli s himself, all think they a r e soldiers, and very good ones at that." To this the redcoat made no reply, and Dic k went forward to meet the general and delive r the paper s and letters found in Tarleton's quar-

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK 9 ters at the dismantled camp. Marion looked them ove r and then said: "These are very important, Captain, and will probably give the Liberty Boys more work to do." "Then we. shall have no complaint to make for havingfound them, general," returned Dick. Ui.-'.PTER VI.-Sam's Double Again. The letters spoke of an attack to be made upon Marion, and it. was very !ikely that which had brought Tarleton into the neighborhood. His surprise by the Liberty Boys had delayed this attack, but he wou ld no doubt return for the purpos e of making it, and both the general and Dick would now be on the watch for him. Another affair was a raid -0n a little settlement on the P e dee, where there were stores and a num ber of horses, Tarleton being .in need of them at this time. When General Marion spoke of there more work for the Liberty Boys, he referred to these affairs, knowing that Dick and his ooys would like nothing better than opposing Tarleton and turning his expected raids into failures. "You had better keep your scouts out, Cap tain. " the general added, "so as to be ready for Tarleto n whenever he gets ready to strike a blow . " "T shall do so, general," Dick re-plied . The prisoners were questioned. but the majority of them knew nothing of Tarleton's pJ,ans. One of the officers had heard certain rumors, but could not tell how muc h truth there was in them, and had not received any orders up to that time which would throw any light on the affair. "\Ve know enough about them 'from these papers, Captain," conctuded the general, "and must be ready to act at short notice. Keep your scouts out, and I will have mine at work, and as soon a s there is anything to be done, yo'u will be notified." "Very well. general," said Dick. "I will keep myself and the Liberty Boys in readiness to act up-on the slightest warning." The boys set out for their camp, it being now along in the afternoon. They saw no sign of redcoats till they reached the cabin where the new recruit lived, when they came upon a _party of a do z en of them about to halt, prob.ably to make a raid upon the place. The redcoats made a hasty retreat at sight of the boys , and Dick halted them, saying: "If there were only that mooy, it is probable that this is only a s m a ll sco uting party, and they will not return, suspecting that our entire force is at hand." The settler and his family came out to we l come the boys, and Simpson said to Di c k, with a laugh: "Vv'ell, you hain't come to fetch our Sam back, have you, Captain?" "No," said Dick. "We are quite satisfied with him. and I am sure that he will make a very good Liberty Boy." "Sanford has been around, pap," said Sam, "and bothering the captain some. He took him for me, and thought I was turnin' traitor, till he done found out that I hadn't left the camp all eve ning. " "I confess that I was greatly puzzled a s well as gri eved, sir," said Dick. "I might not have been deceived by day, but in the dark I was al most certain that it was your boy, instead of some one I had'1iever even heard of. " "If :he knowed that Sam was in the Lihertv Boys, he'd try to make you troub.Je, Captain,;' said Margie, "for :he's a Tory, and hates all we uns. He wanted to sit up with me, but ma told him we wasn't old enough, eiuher of u s. and she didn't want anything to do with a Tory boy, either, even if he was a cousin." "He tried to lead the redcoats to our camp, " replied Dick, "knowing nothing of Sam's being with us." "Well, of all hings!" exclaimed Margie. "Speak of-San Hawkins, and here he is!" At that moment the boy in, question came in si.ght around the turn in the road, m-0unted on a small, inferior sort of horse, with a bag of meal over tihe pommel of the saddle. Now that Dic:,k saw the boy by daylight, he saw that the resemblance to San was not so strong as it been whe n he had first seen the boy. "Hello, Si s," the newcomer said, .as he rod< uu and di s molmted. "HeBo !" to Dick. "What rebels doing around-.--" "Sanford Hawkins," said Dick, "the soo ner you . take yourself away from here, the better. You led the redcoats to our camp last night, or at any rate you tried to, but could not reach it. Jf YO'll are not away from here in five minutes I ' will a!Test you as a spy, and you lmow what that means." "I didn't so lead the way to the rebel camp. I dunno where it is; it was Sam if it was anybody; he loo k s just like me," sputtered the boy, all in a breath. Then he saw Sam, in uniform, and seemed greatly surprised. "I heard y ou talking to some Tories nea.r the redcoa t camp last night, and took you for Sam till I got back and found him in the camp, where he had been all the evening. You said you would show the redcoats our camp for ten shillings, and we all Uh.ought you held .us dirt cheap." The boy flushed and turned pale by turns, and Dick continued: "I gave you five minutes, and there isn't much of it left. You are known around the camp, and if you are found hanging about it or caug-ht giv ing information to the e n emy, you will suffer for it." "T recko n you better get out, S a n,'' s a id the settl er. "I done told yo u I didn't want you com ing around here nomore, and I don't." "And i f you don't get out, I'll lick you !" said Sam, stepping forward. Sanford Hawkins got into the saddle with siderable haste, and said with a snort: "You're a lot of pesky rebels, and I don't give that for you!'. ' and he snapjl0{] his fingers and spat on the ground, off at the next m o ment, as if he feared some one would follow him. "Can I go and lick him, Captain?" asked Sam ea.!!"erly, "I can catch hiin." "Not now, Sam, " with ., a smile. "You may have a chance to do so at rnme other time; but

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10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK not now. He went away in the time I gave :him, and so I don't think it would be right. If he :troubles us again, however, I give you permission in advance to do so." "Thank you, Captain, but I would have liked to done it now." "He's a pesky skunk!" said the settler; "and .he'll try to make some trouble for us the first chance he gets. " "Just let us catch him, that's all," laughed Bob. "I don't think Sam will be the onl y one to give him a licking, if we do!" "No, I reckon you won't." "I reckon you must have had quite some fighting this morning, by the sound of things," said Margie. " I reckoned it was thunder and light ning first, till there was such a lot of it." "It was a pretty sharp thunderstorm for Tarle"ton," chuckled Bob. "Yes, we surprised the redcoats in their camp and made a whirlwind attack," added Dick. "The "Very suddenness of it was what made it s uccess ful. If we had been more deliberate, we would liave failed." "Waal, I'm main glad you didn't. Did Sam tight, or did he want to run away?" with a mis t>hievou s look. "Oh, he did very well. We aU ran-after the :redcoats." . "Oh!" said the girl. "I thought yo u meant you nn aw1ay." "No; Tarleton did that," said Bob, "and he !had to go pretty lively, too, or we'd have had him." "I want to know!" in the greates t astonishment. "Yes, he went one way and his aide another, then there were so , many redcoats coming 2fter us, trying to get away, that we had to give him up." "That was fine. Did Sam chas e him, too?" "No; Sam was behind with the rest of the Liberty Boys, and they tell me he did very well." "Waal, I'm glad to hear it," sai:d Simpson, with iilonest pride, while the boy's mother caught 'him m her arms and kissed him on both cheeks, the tears running down her own. "Come, boys," said Dick, "we must return to 'tile camp, for we don ' t know when we shall have more work to do, and we want to be ready for ft." Sam then took leave of his mother and the rest, 'l"t into the saddle, and rode away with the boys. "Look out for those redcoats, Captain," he said. "San will teU them you am around, if he sees 'en." "We will look out for them, Sam," replied Dick, with a smHe. The boys kept • a good lookout for the redcoats, 'fftinkin.g that perhaps 1Jhe latter might return end attack them with a larger force, but saw tlltthing of them until they were almost at the p.int where they were to turn into the swamp. Vhen Dick heard suspicious sounds, having very an hearing, and said to the boys: "Look out, boys, I think there are redcoats a\out." In a few moments the rndcoats burst out upon ii:em, and there was a lively skirmish in an in6nt. Musket s rattled and barked, and bullets •w like hail, the claring boys charging thefr Des vigorously. There were more of the red-coats than there were of the Liberty Boys, and they did thei r best to capture Dick. All of a sudden, however, there was a cheer from the swamp, and out rushed a score or more gallant fellows, led by Mark Morris on, who gave a cheer and shouted: "Down with the redcoats , boys! To the rescue, Liberty Boys!" "Liberty forever! Down with the redcoats! To the rescue!" roared the intrepid boys, a s they came swarming out of the swamp and hurled themselves upon the enemy. The redcoats were in great danger of being caught betwee n two fires and, seeing no chance of catching Dick, dashed away to the right and to the left, and the plucky boys remained masters of the field. Then they went on to the camp, and were s oop out of sight. "Things seem to be pretty lively to-day," observed Bob. a s he dismounted. "The redcoats are persistent, at any rate," added M ark. "Some of them seem to have re turned from their excursion into the country" with a dry l a u g h. ' "There is ,t o be anot h e r . and we may have to see tha t they do not take it, " retorted Dick. "Tarleton was to attack Marion, and he may attempt to do so :vet, in which case we may have somehhing to do." "Well, we are ready. for it." "And the n there is to be, or was, a raid on a place do w n the Peey was sitted ooh."

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I THE . LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK 11 "Sure they don't be goin' away. hungry, thin," Patsy retorted. "Don't ye know 'how to spake English?" "Ya, I understood dot pooty goot meinselluf, but you was spoke fery crooked already," in all seriousness, and all the boys within hearing laughed heartily. "Do ye hear that, me bye?" with a laugh. "Sure they do be laughin' at ye." "No, sir, dot was you dot dey was laugh at, for cause dey knowed dot I was righd." The boys rode rapidly and arrived at a little brook running into the river, where there was r a rude bridge, just as Dick heard the clatter of "hoofs on a side road leading to this very spot. "Over with you, boys!" said Dick. "The en eniy are coming." The boys were over, but hardly had the last ones crossed when the advance gua11d of the en einy were seen coming on at a g;allop . "Down with the bridge, boys!" cried Dick. "If the enemy cross, they will have to take to the brook." The p rlucky fellows set to work at once, using the rails at the side of the bridge with which to pry up the planks. There was work enough for a dozen or more without getting in each othe1"s way, and it went on rapidly. Already half the bridge was torn up, when the redcoats came dashing a1ong the road on it, and halted on the brink. The boys kept on at that wo r k as if there were no one in sight, and the leading red coat cried angrily: "Put back those planks, you impudent young rebels." No attention was paid to the command, and the boys tore up more of the planks and threw them into the brook, which, being tumultuous, bore them quickly downstream. Then the red coats 1ired a volley, which was speedily replied to by the boys back of those at work. The men from the little settlement, hearing the sound of firing, hurried to the spot and sent in a volley with rifles, shotguns, o l d muskets -and blunderbusses. More of the enemy had come up by this time, and now they attempted to cross the brook, which was not deep, although noisy and tumultuous. The settlers spread themselves along the b a nk, up and down, and began peppering the redcoats in earnest, many of them being crack shots, and their fire having a telling effect. The Liberty Boys drew up in good order beihind the settlers, end, being mounted, could shoot over the :heads of their determined allies. The redcoats thought that if they cO'llld not get over at one point, they could do so at another, and accordingly proceeded farther up the stream and entered it. More of the settlers had arrived by this time, however, and, seeing no chance to fire at the enemy at the bridge, went upstream with the intention of crossing it and attacking the redcoats in the rear. The settlers felt the radvantage of having the Liberty Boys with them, and fought with determination. Those who had gone up, upon seeing the redcoats about to cross, opposed them strenuously, sending in a rattling ilre, which made the enemy 'hesitate about ad vancing. '!\hose behind pressed upon those in front, and the latter were forced to go ahead. Dick, hear-ing the firing up the stream, knew what it meant, and sent a force of Liberty Boys to assist the settlers. Mark led this detachment, and With him were Jack Warren, the new boy, Ben, Sam, WiH, and a score more active fellows, who had. no fear of the redcoats. "Pepper them, boys!" cried the sturdy young &econd lieutenant. "Give it to them hot and strong." "Loike hot puncli., which we don't be drinkin' ourselve.5, and so can spare thim," retorted Patsy quickly, whereat the boys all laughed and poured in a hot fire. Bang-bang, crack-crack-crack! The boys were a!l good shots, but there was no individual firing now, platoon volleys being firetl, one squad giving way to another, as soon as it had discharged its weapons. The enemy had evidently not expected such a vigorous defense, having rapparently sup posed that only the .settlers would be on hand, and thinking to speedily rout them . . Dick did not see Tarleton himself, but felt sure that the leader was somewhere about, directing the attack. There was a fall above where the upper part was stationed, and they did not attempt to go beyond this, there being thickets and swampy ground there, but tried to force a passage where they were. Dick and Bob, with. the main party, were able to hold back the lower detac:hment with fewer boys, and Dick therefore sent Bob and a number of the boys to help Mark. Then still more Settlers arrived from the country back of them, and, crossing above the fat!, knowing the p lace well, fell upon the enemy in the rear. There was no whirlwind attack, like that made by the Liberty Boys on a previous oc casion, but a steady, determined advance, the men firing with great deliberation, and seldorr. failing to pick off their men. Bob and Mark hel8 the bank, w hile the settlers with them began hurrying into the stream, firing as they waded and evidently having not the least fear. ' The Liberty Boys covered their advance, keeping up an almost continual fire, which greatly disconcerted the redcoats. Many of the settlers succeede d in crossing, and, being joined by the upper party, weTe able to greatly rharass the enemy. Then the Liberty Boys crossed at both points and gave V • alual:>le help to the settlers. "Liberty forever!" shouted the boys, as they reached the farther bank. " . Give it to the red coats!" Tarleton must have given orders to withdraw, for the enemy suddenly fell back with their entire force, joined on the, road back of the bridge, and hurried away toward their former camp.. Then the boys set up a hearty cheer, but Dick did not pursue the .redcoats, fearing to fall into a trap. "We can go back at our leisure," he said to Bob. "There is no need of our staying here, as the re
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12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK of them. They did see a party of rough-looking men whom the:y took to be Tories, a s they scowled at tnem a s they passed and muttered something 11mder their breaths about rebels . As long as ithe men did not attack them, however, the boys paid no attention to them, but rode on. "I know s ome of those fellows," said the new boy to Will F reeman. "They are Tories, and oome of the worst men •living hereabouts. They would 11ave attacked us, if there had been only a few of u s , bwt there were too many of us." "There are plenty of follows like that," laughed Will. "We meet them every day." Farther on, when not ver y far from the camp, in fact, they came upon Sanford Hawkins sitting on a rail at the side of the road. He did not say anything, but watched them, and Bob said to Mark: "That fellow would like to follow us, but does not dare to. " "He may, when he thinks we are notwatch ing," &aid Mark. After the boys had gone on, Dick said to Ben and Sam Sanderson: "Wiait here, boys, and see whether the fellow will follow us. I am almost certain that 'he will." The two boys drew to one side of the r oad and stood well in under .the bushes, waiting for the Tory boy to come on. I t was not long before they heard some one coming, and in a few moments they saw San, coming along rapidly on foot, listening. and looking this way and that. He was muttering something to himself, but in too lo w a tone for the boys to understa.nd, and Ben rode ou.t into the road and said: "HeUo, San! What are you muttering about? 'l\hink you w ill follow the boy.s, eh, and see if they go back to the old camp?" "Reckon I oan go on this road if I like, can't I?" retorted San. "Yes, of course," answered Sam, "as long as you don't try to follow the Liberty Boys, so that you may see where they go, •and ,inform upon them to the Briti.sh." ''How do you know that I will?" asked the boy. "Because, in the language of Watts, 'it is your nature to,' I Slllppose," laughed Ben. "You could not help betraying us, any more than a snake can help hissing." " I wasn't thinking of you rebels, and I don't care where you go," the bo y snapped, as he turned and went the other w 1ay. Both Ben and Sam laughed, and Ben said: "Vf:hy c;lidn't he g o the other way if he didn't care? That was the way he started out, and he didn't k eep on afte r he saw us." "He was caught," repli e d Sam, "and it bothered 'him. He i s 11ot smart enough to b e a g ood liar." "Nor to get the best of the Liberty Boys," with a ch uc kle. The boys waited a while, and then, seeing and \hearing no more of the Tory boy, went on after the main body and shortly entered the swamp and rode into the camp. Dick rode away with the new recruit and four or five othe1•s to report to Marion what had been done, and to get further instructions. Passing the cabi n, -they found Margie at work , and saluted a s they went by. "We will stop on the way back," said Dick, and then they rode on and were soon out of sight. ''.Everything seem s all right there, Sam," said Ben. "Yes, and I reckon the redcoats won't come this wa:y after the way the captain routed 'em this morning," returned Sam. "They'll want to get after Marion, and they won't trouble themselves with other matters just now," said Ben, in answer. "No, I reckon not; but there was some that bothered Margie the other day." "And we took them and carried them off to the camp." "Just so, bl\t others .might try it." ' 'And get caught," laughed Ben. "Don't you be afraid, my boy. " "Well, I don't, generally, but there's that skunk of a cousin of mine hanging around, and he'll be up to 1any kind of mischief he thinks of, from spying on the camp to running off wjth Margi e. He said he was going to do it, but pap never worried over it much." "And I don't think you nee d to," said Ben. "Your s i s t e r can take pretty good care of her self, I think, so I wouldn't fret." "Well, seeing ihim to-day put me in mind of it, and just now Margie was all alone, and i f any one was to come upon her suddenly like, she might carried off before any one c ould know about It. "Oh, I don't know. She has a musket, hasn' t she? She couJ.d run in the cabin and fire a shot and some one would come up pretty quick." "Yes, I suppos e she might, but I can't help worrying over it, ju• s t the same." "I don't thin:K I would," retu111ed Ben cheeringly, and no more was said. They rode on, and at last reached Marion's camp, where Dick sav-; the general and told him what had taken p1ace in the morni n g . "Very good, Captain," said the general. "We have see n nothin,g of the enemy, and I . cannot tell if Tarleton still contemplates attacking me. In the first place, t h e camp is hard to get at, and there i s only one of ,my enemies who . know s of it." "Then we mus t look out for him," said Dick. CHAPTER, VIII.-Rattlesruake Dan. "There is a Tory who calls himse l f Rattlesnake Dan," continued the general, "who knows this place, but I do not know where he i s, and he may not he within a hundred miles of here at this tim<' T'.p_ knows it, •and would betray it to the r o ' and especially t 0 Tarleton, in a minute, if ' .. ,,,. we were here." "Y-.u don ' t kno w where Rattlesnake Dan is at present, then?" "No, I do not. He is a rank Tory, and owes me an especial grudge, as I hanged a brother of his whom I caught spying upon us, with letters to give to Cornwallis in his possess ion. He had obtained considerable information, but he never got it to the enemy." "Why doe s he call himself Rattlesnake Dan?" He traps and kills the creatures, and some say that he even eats them. He carries their teeth; rattles and skins with him as charms, and wears a cap made of their skins. A rattler will warn

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK 13 you when it is going to strike, but this man will spring upon you unawares, like a wildcat or a wolverine." • "I have never seen the man," sa,id Dick. "He must be quite a character, I s:hould say." "Yes, he is, and a bad one," with a smile. "He is a Tory and a spy and an outlaw as well, and there is a price upon his head in this region, wJ1ich probably accounts for your not hav-ing seen him." . "Then I don't think there is any danger to be feared from him, as. he is probably many miles away at this moment." "Very likely, but I happened to think of him when we spoke of the camp here being safe from a visit by the redcoats." The boys shortly took their leave, Dick promising to keep an eye upon the redcoats, whether led by Tarleton, Webster, Watson or Cornwallis, and to report the :first appea11ance of Rattlesnake Dan in the neighborhood, although this seemed very unlikely. Ben told Dick of the new boy's fears -regarding his si.ster, when he was not in hearing, and Dick s aid: "It is not so strange that he should have this fear, havin.g seen the Tory boy s0 recently, and knowing his animosity, but we wiJ,J keep a watch on the fellow and prevent his doing ruiy mischief. The general has just been telfing me of a char-. acter from wbom some danger is to be feared, as he knows the location of the camp." "Who is the man?" "Rattlesnake Dan." "H'm! That is a singular name!" "Yes, and he i . s a singular chaiacter, if everything told of h.im be true. He i s an outlaw and spy, and wears a rattlesnake skin cap, and carries the fangs and rattles of the venomous crea-tures about with him." "He must be a nice fellow to meet, especially if he wears the rattles on his cap where t)i.ey can shake and frighten horses and men." "I don't know about that part, but he is a man to be watched, and if we meet him, we must look out for him. " Riding on, the bo;ys were in easy distaqce of the cabin, when they suddenly hea1d an ominous rattle and drew their pistols. "This is a funny place for rattlers ," said the new boy. "They generally stick among ro cks. Maybe they come down for water." There seemed to be no place where the venomous creatures could hide abo 1ut there, but the boys held their pistols in rea
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14 THE LIBERTY BOYS ' WHIRLWIND ATTACK him you won't !have , a chance, Captain," dryly; "but whyn't you shoot him a11 it was?" "I had only just heard of the man, I thought it was better to give him warning. The Liberty Boys never, take life unnecessarily, but now that the man has been warned, he may leave the place and not trouble the settlers." "Well, maybe he will and maybe he won'.t. He's as quick as a rattler, Dian is, an' the fust thing ye know he'll be doin' some cantan:kerous thing an' getting out in a hurry, so's nobody won't shoot him." "You must keep watch upon him, then, and teH all the neighbors that he has ,appeared, and to be on the watch for him. _ Then if he stays, he doe s it at his own risk." "I'll tell 'em, /but ef they see him they'lJ settle his coffee fur him plump sudden, don't you be afraid." "Very good," said Dick, and then he and the boys rode on to the camp, where Ben said to the new recruit: "Your sister was all right, you see. You wor ried for nothing. She can take care of herself." "Well, I reckon that mam was with her when the skunk came along, 1an' so he didn't dare to do ...,nything, but if sis had been alone, I'd ha.,ve been afraid." "Yes, but the man h a d passed your cabin be fore we met him, and if he' had done any chief, it would have been too late." "Yes, but they know he's :}round now, and w.Hl be on the watch. Pap will shoot the man on sight, if he runs acros s him, and so will many of the settlers hereabouts." " "Do you know much about !him?" "No, for he has been away for some time. General Marion hung his brother :as a spy, and there is a reward for any one who kills him; but I think most of the men about here would do it for nothing, for they hate him worse'n '1"attlers." "Does he work , alone, or has he a gang?" "Sometimes he has one, and then again he goes alone. I don ' t know muc:h about him, but itlhey say he used to have a hole up in the hills where there was nothing but rattlel"s, and folks was afraid to go near it, but that may' have been just a story to frighten folks away." "Ver.y likely, for the rattlers would attack him as well as any one else." "Well, they say they won't, and that he charms them." "By killing them, I guess," laughed Ben. "I've heard of snake charmers in other countries, but neve r around here, and I guess that is all buncombe. 'The fellow is an evil character, however, and sinc e Dick Slater has warned him to leav e, it will be our business to see that he do e s so, without delay." "Yes, although he didn't seem inclined to take the warning." "He will, if he hears anything ab out Dick and the Liberty Boys. He does not know us yet, but if he makes any inquiries, he will find ou t enough to make him change his tactics, if he is wise." "I reckon he will," shortly, Ben told Dick all that the new boy knew of Rattlesnake Dan, and the Liberty Boys were all directed to arrest the man if they saw him after dark. "I have given him until then to get out of the district," Dick added, "and, of cours e, I cannot go back on t:hat, but if you see him to-night, or any time afterward, ,arres t him." Later in the day, Mark was out with some of the boys reconno.it ering, having Jack vVarren, Will Freeman, who expected to be Jack's brother some day, the new recruit, the two Harrys, and two or. three more of the boys. They were on a wild, rough part of the road, when Jack suddenly exclaimed, unslinging his musket in a hurry: "Rattlesnakes Marki" "Maybe it's Dan," said Sam Simpson. In another moment the man Sam had mentioned came riding along anq halted at sight of the boys, raising his rifle from the saddle, but not levellinoit. "You not be afraid of us," said Mark. "It is not dark yet." "You're more o ' the young rebels what I saw this evening, I reckon?" the man said, with his usual drawl. "We are m,ore of the Liberty Boys, yes, but we are not rebels. We are J?atriots, You saw our captain roid some of the boys, and he gave you a warning. We know what the warning was, and we will carry it out, if necessary. You may a s well understand that." "You all are a mighty pert lot o' youngsters, I opine, but ye don't reckon a man like me air a-goin' ter pay much attention to any sech warning, do ye?" "We don't know whether you will or not," Mark replied, "but I want to tell yo u now that if you don't pay attention to it, you will find yourself at the end of a rope, and nothing under you. You understand what that means, I sup pose?" "I reckon I do, but I ain't afeared that it's goin' ter happen ter me, an' I ain' t a-goin' ter pay no attention ter yer warning, nuther ter-day nor ter-morrer," and Rattlesnake Dan rode on, the boys keeping a watch upon him as long as he was in sight. "That is a clear defiance," said Mark, "but we have seen the man now, and will know him wheil' we see him again. " "He had better take those rattles off his cap," said Jac k , "if he does not want to let us know he i s coming and prepare us, for we are no more afraid
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THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK 15 chief now, but let me tell you that if you are caught in any, or have anything to do with a man calling himself Rattlesnake Dan, y'ou will be dealt with summarily." "I reckon you better find out whether we're trying to make trouble before you talk like that 'ere,'' answered one of the men, with a fierce look at Mark. "It's time to talk now. I have talked. What you have got to do is to heed the talk." "Waal, we heard you, but we've heard talk before, and it's cheap." "You will find that our talk comes dear if it is not heeded. You know us. You 'know the cause we are engaged in. You may not be up to any mischief, and in that case you will not be harmed. Our warning is well timed, howevei:, for the reputation of you men is known, and it is not the best. That is all I have to say." The men .scowled at the boys as they rode on, but did not attempt to attack them, prob.ably knowing from the look" of the determined young fellows that it would not be a wise move. "Two of those fellows looked pretty uncomfortable when you mentfoned Dan, Mark," laughed Jack, "and I should n<>t be surprised if they belong to his gang, if he has one at present, or did belong to it at some other time." "They are J'>robably the fellows that Sam says he doesn't know," was Mark's reply. "The rest of them looked as if they would like to do something to us, but did noit think it was quite safe," added Jack, with a laugh. "They . didn't like the look of your musket," observed Will. "And I unslung that to shoat rattlesnakes with," said Jack. "Well, Tories are as venomous," declared Harry Judson. "And don't give you warning, as rattlers do,". observe d the other Han,y, hi s chum. Reaching the cabin, the boys found the settler splitting wood, no one else being around. "Where's mam and s is, pap?" asked Sam, as the boys halted. "Gone over to Mis s .Nugent's, to take some yerbs to make tea," answered the settler. "She hadn't none, an' your maw an' Margie went over to fetch it. They went together, 'cause I didn't think it was quite safe for Margie to goo alone. " "We met Si . Pettigrew, an' Hank Jeffry, an' some other fellers, an' the lieutenant done told 'em they'd better watch out, an' I reckon they didn't mostly like it." "No, I reckon they wouldn't," with a laugh. "Rattlesnake Dan is in the district," declared Mark, "and these men .are of the same stamp as he is. Tarleton and his Legion are about, General Marion says that Dan is an evil character, and so I gave these men a warning, and I don't think the captain would blame me for it. " "I'm sure he wouldn't an' ye done ri:ght, sir. Ef I done met Rattlesnake Dan, I wouldn't give !him any warning, 'cause he's had warning a-plenty, but as for t'other fellers, I'd watch 'em mig.hty clo se." "That's whiat I told them,'' said Mark. "They did not seem to like it, but I can't help that." The boys went on, and had gone some little distance when they heard some one coming throll,&"h the bushes ait one side in great haste. "Wait a moment," said Mark, reining in. In a moment Sam's mother came out upon the rough road, and, seeing the boys, said excitedly: "Some of them pesky Tories have run oft' with yer sister, Sam. They tried to keep me, but I got away, and come on as fast as I could to tell yer paw an' get he]'p •to .go after her." "Which way was it?" asked Mark, before Sam could speak. : "Over yonder, this side of Pettigrew's. Sam knows the place. They call it Rattlesnake HolleJ;. Tihe road goes past it, and it's a pesky mean place." "How many was there of them, roam?" asked the boy. "Nigh onto a dozen, an' San Hawkins was with 'em. He done had a big bJ.ack rag onto his face, but I seen under it, an' besj des I knowed his figger, being smaller than the rest of them." "Ride back, Harry, and te11 Dick," said Mark. "You had better go home, Mrs. Simpson, and tell your husband. One of the boys wiH let you have his horse. Come with me, Sam, and show us the way. We'll run the wretches down, never fear." . The two Harrys rode on one of tne sorrels and Sam's mother -0n the other, the rest oi the boys hurrying on by the road ooward the place where Margie had been abducted, it being better to go that way than by the short cut the woman had taken. "The Tories thi-nk they c do a s they please, now that Tarleton is in the district," declared Mark, "but Marion will convince them to the con h'!lrY, and so will Dick SlateT •and the Liberty Boys." • "San Hawkins better be careful what he's about," said Sam. "I said I'd give him a thra sh ing, but he may get more'n that if he gets to t.oting folks off like that. People around here are mighty particular when it com es to that, and they generally shoot in such cases." "There will be trouble for h im, I guess,'' said Ben, "and he should have known it." The boys rode at a rattling pace, and at length Sam told Mark to halt, having come to a wild, rugged, swampy tangled hollow, throug'h which the road ran its winding course. "It must be somewhere near here, Lieutenant," the boy said. "That's Rattlesnake .Holler over yonder, but it isn't alL holler neither, 'cause there is knoll and swamp and everything into it." The boys dismounted and went on rapidly, ex amining the road for traces of a struggle and soon finding them, as well as a distinct trai l leading into the thicket, as if made by a number of men. "This is the way they took," said Mark. "It is ia wild place, and darkness is 'not far off, but we must do something. We can never get our ho.rses through there, and some one musit stay behind and wait for Dick." "I'll do that, and take care of the horses,'' said Ben. "Then you stay with him, Sam," to Sam San derson. The new boy, Will Freeman, Jack Warren, .and the rest went with Mark. Mark led the way, J.ack and Will following, and Sam and -the rest bringing up the rear. As they were: going on, the

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16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK tl'ail being quite plain, Jack took a bit of colored cotton cloth from a thorn bush close to the trail and said to Sam: "That's a piece of your si ster's frock, isn't it?" "Yes, " said the boy. "And here is some of her hair," added l\'Iark, taking a few long, reddish hairs from another. " Yes, s-0 it is. I never noticed t.hose things." "Diok Slater has us to take notice O f everything of that sort, and to let nothing cape us," was Mark's answer. "And here's a footprint," said Will. "Do you bow the size -0f your sister's foot, Sam?" "I reckon I do,'' I.aughed the boy . "Yes, that is ihers. Here are some more-of them." "I w ;anted to see .if you/ would find them, so I only s howed you one. Yes, they are quite plain." "I don't know whether I wc>uld have seen them if you hadn't pointed out the first, though," said Sam. "You will learn to look for these things after a time," observed l\'Iark. "Jack is particularly good at it, and so is Will, and most of the boys are good trailers, although some are much better than others." The boys on rapidly, the path growing wilder and wilder, the rank grass and tangled bushes sometimes towering over their heads, the ground being wet and soggy at places, and hard and stony at others. They all held their muskets ieady to throw to position in a moment, and Mark had his pistols in his hand ready to use at t he slightest notice, it being impossible to take any of them unawares. At last the thicket grew so dense and the path so winding and narrow, that the boys had to go in single file . It was darker now, although the sun still up, on account cf the tangled vegetation and the height of the trees, many of them being hung with long festoons tof gray moss which cast deep shadows ove1 the path. "Be careful, bo ys," said l\'Iark, in a low tone. "We shall .have to g o in Indian file here. Keep next to me, Will, while you bring up the rear, Jr.ck." Jack's position was as important a s Mark's, for he kept a watch behind and prevented the enemy from stealing up in the rear, as they well might, if they thought they were being tracked to their lair. There were paths through the tangle known as Rattlesnake Hollow, and the Tories might make their way by •any of these to the rear of the boys, Jack coming up b ehind to pre''ent just such a thing. At length, when it was growing darker, the boys came upo n a very steep and rugged path, with only room enou g h for one person at a time to a s cend, and sheer banks on either hand. Mark lo oked up and said: "This is a dangerous path. It winds, and I think that the enemy is lurki-ng at the t op. We tiaci best be careful how we go up." "What is at the top?" asked Will. "I can't see; it is too dark and the path winds; but I think I can see a cabin -or hut of some sort. We will wai t and see if there is any sign of hostility from up there. I don't want to go a:hcad too fast." The boys spread out a s much as possible at the foot of the path and listened, keeping a watch on the place also. Jack Warren, in the rear, kept a . sharp lookout, but n _either saw nor heard anything for some time, at length signalling to Mark that some one was approaching. "It may be Dick and some of the boys,' ' he said to himself, and then he signalled back, using the Liberty B-0ys code. In a few moments he heard an answering signal, and knew that Dick was coming up with a number of the boys. He signalled this fact to l\'Iark, and then signalled agiain to Dick that they were there and waiting for him. In a short time Dick and a dozen of the boys came up, having seen the .two Harrys and following the trail with little difficulty until it began to grow dark. Going forward, Dick saw. l\'Iark and learned why they had stoppep, it being now dark. I "I think they a.re up there, Dick,'' said Mark. "Do you think there is any way of getting around, or i s it too steep?" "What do you think yourself, l\'Iark? If they can't get down, they have put themselves in a trap." "They may have thought that .as we could not get up, they were safe." --"Yes, but we could starve them out. I think there may be a way down, but it may be at some distance. We must try and find if there is such a way." "The travel here is not like a paved way, Dick,'' with a laugh. "No, I kn-0w it is not, and we shall have to get torehes and the Tories may see the light of these. Still, we must take the risk, and, anyhow, they. must know thia.t we would follow them." "Perhaps they thought that we could not." '.'Yes, for they regard us as knowing nothing, bemg onl y boys." -"We will get torches , l\'Iark, and send a number of the boys on each side of this eminence to see whether there is a way up anywhere but Just here. There is a tangle to go through, but I think that the boys can manage it." Jack Warren, Will Freeman and two others went to the right of the rocks, .and Ben Spurlock, Sam Sanderson and t wo more went to the left. Dick himself under took t . o go up by the road in front of them, l\'Iark holding himself in readiness to follow Dick whenever h e might be required. In a short time lights twinkled in the thicket looking like fir e flies flitting ab-0ut, the was so dense. Now they could be seen and then they disappeared, a_nd at s.uch times the croaking of frogs or the chirp of msects could oe heard. The boy s did no t k eep all together, but at some distance a.pa.rt, s o that they cou ld signal back to Dick and the m ai n party, more being sent on as Jack or Ben s ignalled for them. "We'll surround the place before they know it" ' CHAPTER X.-Getting Word of the Tories. J ack Warren with his party of brave boys worked along at the base of the ledge on the righ.t, threadi n g their way through the thicket till a way to the side was found. Jack had sent back for more boys and got them, sending word back that he would make his way to the top just as soon as he heard a certain signal from Dick. Ben was equally persistent on his side af the

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THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK 17 slope, and more boys were sent to him, till at last he was ready to go up. Dick, in the meantime, had been advancing cautiously up the path with five or six boys behind him, showing no lights and making no so und. Dick led the way, and the boys followed close behind :him, one keeping Close to another, and n-0t a word being spoken. Mark, in the rear, sent boys to Jack and Ben, keeping a few to use him self when Dick should signal. Up and up went Dick, winding around and around till he reached the hut which Mark had noticed. Here there was quite a level space, the ledge widening from that voint on for a little distance. There was no one in the hut, which was a sort of o .utpost, and Dick and 'his boys got by it. Farther on there was a wall acr:>ss the path, and here Dick heard the s-0und of voices an
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18 THE LIBERTY . B O YS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK would do a thing, he did it, always knowing what the fight there was a cheer behind the Liberty he could do before he spo ke. He now concluded Boy s, and Harry Thurber shouted: to take the entire band with him, so that in case "Make way for General Marion!" he met with any con siderable body of Tories, as There was an answering cheer from the Lib-he might, he would be strong enough to give e.rty Boy s a s they quickly divided their ranks so them battle and rout them. They set out from that Marion could pass through, which he speedthe swamp therefore at an early hour, making ily did. Tarleton was as much surprised to see no great display p r flourish of trumpets, but set-Marion and his "ragged Tegiment" as he had been ting out in a practie!al manner, as if they meant to see Dick Slater and the Liberty Boys, and he to do what they had undertaken, and have no speedil y fell back, not knowing that Sumter and nonsense about it. Thev took the direction indi-Lee might not come up next and take part in cated by their visitor of the night before and the fight. Marion and his men charged as they went on at a rapid pace, covering the gro )lnd alone could charge, making a regular whirlwind swiftly, but some time seeing no trace of attack, the gallant Liberty Boys following them either Tory or redcoat. At length, up with a cheer, and sending in a hot volley D i c k, who was in adY.an c e with a score of the upon the redcoats. boys , rei ned in s uddenly and said to Jack, who ft was indeed a surprise to Tarleton, fully as was with him : great a one as the Liberty Boys had given him "Ride back quickly, Jack, and bring up e Lib-a few days before. The impetuosity of the charge <:rty Boys. There is a large body comin on, and was more than he could stand against, not know! think they may be redco ats;" ing just how many of the patriots he had to Jack was off like the wind, while Dick said to face, and he withdrew in great haste, Marion Hie boys with him: not pursuing him very far, being satisfied with "Be read y to fall back , boys, in a hurry, in having routed him. case the enemy come on sooner than I expect. " "We were going after Rattlesnake Dan and his In a short time the 'boys could hear the sound band," said •Dick to the general, when they met 1of advancing horsemen, Dick having heard them after the fight, "and came unexpectedly upon fir s t on acc .ount of hi s keen sense of hearing . The Tarleton. Then we heard you coming, and resounds grew louder and loud. er, the horsemen solved to give him a s good a fight as we could till evidently comin g on at a sharp pace, and Dick you came up." listened to hear if the Liberty Boys were coming. " One of ID)". scouts discovered that Tarleton was Suddenl:y the advance guard of a detachment of on the way to surprise me, Dan having told him Tarleton's Legion appeared, Tarleton himself my camp was," replied Marion, "and so I leadin g . He reined i n suddenly as he caught thought I would forestall him." sight of Dick and the Liberty Boys, and it was "We will go ahead, but we may have to e-xer evidently a great surprise to Mm to see them cise caution, as we shall be right over the there . region where Tarleton is, but I think we might "Surrender, you impudent rebels, or we will cut as well attempt it." you to piece s ! " he said imperiously. "You will be able to avoid the redcoats if you At a sign a l from Dick the boys fell back, but are cauticms, I think," Ma1ion answered. soon met the rest of the company, and swiftly _ After a rest the Liberty Boys proceeded on turned and charged upon the redco a t s. It was a their way as first contemplated, Marion returning surprise to Tarleton, for he had evidently ex-to his camp to saHy out again at some convenient pected to rout the brave boys. He suspected a time and again surprise the redcoats . Dick went trap upon seeing the boys come back so soon, a:head as before with an advance guard of a and it was he who fell back now, instead of the score or more of the Liberty Boys, keeping a Liberty Boys. The boys fairly flew at their an-careful watch upon the i-oad, and being on the cient e nemi es, and fired a rattling volley which alert for anything s uspicious. With Dick were caused the ranks of the enemy to waver. Then the new recruit, who was getting much valuable one of the rearguard came riding up, saluted , and experi ence, Ben, Sam, the two Harrys, J ack, Will said: and others, all brave fellows who were ready to "There is a troop coming up behind, but from act upon a moment' s warning. the sound we think it may be Marion." The boys reached the place which their in"Ride back and see, Harry, and report as soon formant had mentioned onl y to find that Rattle-as you are certain." snake Dan had departed a few hours before, go-Then Dick halted his boys, waiting for Tarle-ing no one knew where. ton to return, while Harry Thurber rode off like "We may find which way he has gone," said the wind to do Dick's command. The British Dick, "and give chase to the rascal; so come on, leader was evidently not satisfied to let the matboys!" ter rest there, and he was soon seen coming up There were Bob, Jack, Ben, Will, the two again. There was a larger force now, but Dick Harrys and the new recruit in the party with had the advantage of position, being at a point Dick, and they set out with high hopes of learnwhere a flank 1nove on the enemy's part was not ing something of the outlaw and his evil gang. possible, but where he could make his way rap-They went on for some little distance and were idly into a swamp behind him if too clo sely petting into a much wilder country than any pressed. they had been in that day when, turning a sudOn came Tarleton, and a hot fight ensued, the den bend in the road, they came in sight of a log :edcoats being determined to rou t the plucky cabin ,.nth a man sitting on the doorstep. The >oys, while the latter were fully as determined to man was Rattlesnake Dan, and he had been punish the enemy all they could . rn the midst Qf, .. till just before the_ J>o}'S c,:me up. A t

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THE; LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK sig'l:it of them he sprang to his feet and da.shed int.o the cabin. CHAPTER XII.-The End of the Trail. "Go to the rear of the cabi n, Bob," said Dick, as the boys quickly halted and dismounted. Rattlesnake Dan door of the cabin, but Dick th<>ught that he might escape at the back, and therefore sent Bob there. The two Harrys and Jack went with Bob, finding the rear door of the cabin closed and barred when they got there. Dick .and the rest were in front of it, and now the young captain called out .loudly: "You may as well give up, Pan, for we are bound to get you." Dick saw a sudden puff of white smoke from a loophole near the door, and sprang quicMy aside. Then a bullet went whistling past where he ihad just stood, and jt was evident that his watchfulness had saved him. "Break in the door,1boys!" he cri ed, springing forward. . Bob and his boys attacked the rear door while Dick and his party did the same in front. Both doors were strong and well built, and the boys saw that i t would take considerable effort to break them down. "Look for • a log o r an &ld tree trunk, boys," said Dick. "We must force the door somehow ." The new recruit found a log on the ground in the woods, and called to the others to come and help him take it to the cabin. The three bo:ys were able to handle it very well, and now Dfok directed them where to strike with it. "Now, then, boys!" he cri d, "give a good solid blow with it." Thump! The log struck the door a solid blow which caused it to shake. "Once more!" cried Dick. , The boys seized the log firm y and fairly rushed at the door with it. Crash! The door gave way somewhat, but did not yie ld altogether. "Now, then, another!" said Dick . Jack Warren came around from the rear and took hold of the log with the others. Bang! crash! smash. There was a sp-lintering of wood, a givinn-way of hinges, and then a crash and a cloud of dust as the other fell in. Then Dick and all the boys except Bob dashed into the cabin, but no sign of Rattlesnake Dan was to be seen. "Here's a trapdoor .in the floor, Dick!" cried Bob. "It has just Lately been opened, for you can see how the dust has bee n disturbed jus t around it, but nowhere else." "Open it, boys, " said Dick. The two Harrys pried open the door and threw it back upon the floor. A damp, noisome smell came up from below, and it was evident that the place had not been opened or aired in some time. There was some sort of cellar below, but what its extent was could not be seen, as it was quite dark down There was a rough ladder leading " down to it, but would not risk sending any of the boys down or going himself until he had investigated. "Get your torches, boys," he said, "and let us see what sort of place this is." There were plenty of pines growing about, and the boys soon a nunrber of torches made and lighted two or three of them. . "Hello! are you do:wn there, yon Tory scou ndrel, or have you sneaked away like the ven omous creature you are ? Hello!" The sound was echoed, but at the same 'time it see med to go fm:ther than just to the confines of the ceHar. "There fs a way out here, Bob," said Dick. "It is a serpent's den, anwed them 1as easily as before. The trail led into the woods toward a den se sw amp, which Di c k had not cared to use as a camp on that very account. There was very little bright sunlight in the W<>ods, but t.here was sufficient light to let the boy s follow the trail rapidly, and they made good progress. Through brnsh and break over st.ony ground, across little streams and boo holes the trail led and at last, pointin"' ahead of him, Dick whispered: 0 "There he is! Forward, boys!" . The man was see n rapidly :r:iiaking his way mt.o the swamp, and for a single brief moment they heard a rattle, as of the venomous creature from w:hom the outlaw took his name. The boys lost sight of the man in a moment but hurried on, having no difficulty in followin'g still more s":'1ftly. They saw him again at the end of five mmutes, for a moment only, at a point where was an open space. He saw them, shook his fist at them, and hurried on. They did not see him again for ten minutes by which time they were -in one of the densest parts of the swamp, where the vegetation was most rank and where at times the branches ov er-

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20 THE LIBERTY BOYS' WHIRLWIND ATTACK head cas t a twilight gloom over the place. They saw the man leap across a little stream, and Dick said: "I think there is an dand here. Spread out, boys, and we will sur r ound him." Reaching the stream, which was six feet wide, Dick went to the right with Jack and the two Harrys, while Bob took the left with Ben and the rest of the little party. Now and then they could see ,across the stream through the tangle of rank grass, alders and brakes, but they saw nothing of Rattlesnake Dan. The boys were to signal to each other if they heard or saw the man, and at length Harry Thmber signalled th.at he had caught a glimpse of him. There was an island there, as Dick had said, and Dan would have to cross the. stream again to get away, as otherwise he would be surrounded. Presently Dick heard a sound as of s ome one crashing through bushes at a little distance. The two lines w ould soon meet, the boys making their way rapidly in either direction. Dick signalled to Bob and was speedily answered. Then Dick went on and came in sig ,ht of the stream again, having lost it for a few moments. Here it was nine feet wide , and quite shallow, tite sands glistening in the bright sunlight which shone full upon them. There was a look about the water and the sand which ga e Dick a sudden sensation of fear, and he signai!ed to Bob to signal to the rest not to enter the stream. In a few minutes h e came upon Bob. "There are quicksands here, Bob," in a low tone. "Yes, I know it." "Signal to the boys to see if they are all here." Jack now came up and said : "The two Harrys are not far behind me. Harry Thurber says he saw broken bvshes on this side, and that a branch was broken off and lay in the water, projecting from it." "The trail has ended, Bob," said Dick gravely. "Yes," answered Bob, while Jack look e d inqui1ingly at both. "There are q uicksands here, Jac k ," Dick said. "We will not find the man, nor will he be hanged ." The boys all looked gi-ave, for now they knew what had happened. Rattlesnake Dan, in attempting to leap across the creek, had been caught by the fatal quicksands and had seized a bush to draw h i m self out, but this had failed him and he had gone down, still grasping the broken 'branch. CHAPTER XIIl.-Leaving The Carolinas. T he boys returned as rapidly as pos s ib l e to the place where they had left their hors e s , little being said on the way. Then they mounte d and rode back to the camp. Mark and the res t were greatly interested in hearing of the adventures of the boys, and then no more mention was made of Rattlesnake Dan. Dick reported the man's death to General Marion. Returning from the camp of the "Swamp Fox," Dick stopped at Simpson's cabin an
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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 21 CURRENT NEWS LADYBIRI_) BEETLES' BANQUET. A feast royal has been enjoyed by 1 3 ,000 ladybi r d beetles on a handful of vetch aphis in the entomology laboratory of the Oregon Agricultural College Experiment Station. The beetle s were collected from their winter hibernation quarters on top of a nearby butte, and will be used to help combat vetch aphis infecting local fi el d s, and it is hoped valuable information will be obhined from the experiment. They are the naturarenemies of the plant lice and devour them g reedily. TO LIE IN HUSBAND'S COP.FIN. For s i xteen years a coffin containing the a s h e s o f her husband has occupied a place of honor in the parlor of Mrs . Emma B. Everett's home, Lafayette, Ind. Mrs. Everett, who di ed May 21, a t the age of eighty-six, will be burie d in the casket, and the ashes of her husband will b e scattered o n her grave in Greenbush Cemetery. Judge Frank B. Everett, the husband, who presided over the County Court here for many years , died in 1905. His body was cremated. DOG SAVES MASTER'S LIFE. T o the timely arrival of his dog while h e was having a desperate fight with a yearling bull in his barnyard, Grant Hawley; a farme r of Loek out, Pa., attributes his life. The bull, which had been considered harmless, suddenly attacke d the f armer, and for some time he fought the beast empty handed, keeping hold of one of its horns. He was finally knocked down, and just at this time the big dog appeared, seiz ed the bull by the nose and held on until Hawley was able to escape. He was not much hurt. BEES ALIGHT ON MULE. Work stopped on the Yo l o county, Cal., highway 011e Saturday afternoon, and druggists and veterimll:ians were kept busy for. a few hours after a swarm of bees , blown by a stiff w i nd, aligh1-E'd near a band of mules employed o n construction work at Carruth Corners, near Espart.o. The bees had left the Freeman Parker apiary, bound for other parts. But the queen bee n :eked out a soft spot on a Missouri mule and trouble b egan. On e horse was kllled, twent:.here badly stun-g, while a number of wo1ktr:en force d to apply for medical treat ment: TlEST ST AMPS GO UNDER HAMMER. The world's greatest stamp collection is to be sold at auction by the .French Government next month, H fld is expected to bring at least 100,000 , -000 The collection was starte d by Fenari de l a Tienautiern, and at the oubreak of the war was owned by an Austro-Italian syndicate, although i t was kept in Paris, where it formed the centre of the world's philatelist markets. When it was sequestered some of the neutral owners of the collection tried to prevent its sale, but the Government decic' e d to reject their pleas . Before the war the c ollection , whic h con-tains more than, 7 5,0 00 stamps, including the rarest Mauritius, Cape of Good Hope and Guinea series, was valued at 50,000",000 francs. It is understood that French philatelists are trying to raise a fun d t o keep the collection here, but American amateur collectors, if the exchange rate on the d ollar do es not drop, will likely control the maiket. CRACKS SIXTY SAFES WITH TWO PLAIN TOOLS. With no other tool s tha n a drill and a hammer, Francis Harmon, 22 years old, left a trail of broken and rifled safes in downtown Broadway and other business sections . When the safes fai led to produ ce the loot he expected o r de sired he pasted a slip of paper to the safe or a desk on which he h a d written: "We are disappointed over the contents of this safe. You mus t do better, as we may return." Frequently, however, his resentment aroused after opening an empty safe, he turne d to maliciou s de struction of office prope ty and stock, whic h be accomplished by flooding the places . He would plug basins and sinks, turn on the faucets and depart when the water was running f u ll force. Early the other morning Harmon had fini shed breaking into and explo ring nine safes in the different office s at 349 Broadway, and whil e moving about.in the office of Hinchman, Vezill & Co., on the sec ond floor, he carelessly per:initted a ray from his lantern to fla s h nea1 a Broadway win dow . Policeman John Qungliano of the Beach Street Station saw the light, and when the watchman let him in they found several offices flooded from overflowing basins , but the burglar had gone out of a :t'ear window. The policeman and the watchman found Harmon concealed in the kitchen of a restaurant next door, at 351 Broadway. H e had a revolver, but did not resis t arrest. He had no previous record at Police Headquarters . "Oh, I guess you can make it sixty safes I've cracked," admitted Harmon when 'Inspector Coughlin checked over the long list and so ught to know who were his accomplices. Harmon said he had worked alone, but had got a hint how to do it from a man he met in a lodging house. "Some of the safes were as eas y to open as soap boxes," bragged Harmon. "All I had to do was to drill and crack them two inches above the combination and knock off the combination with a hammer. I was an amateur when I began seven months ago, and I became expert at it." Copies of the slips of paper like those l eft behind at some of his robberies were found in his pocket. Harmon said he would hide in the building before closing time and work his way down stairs, then wait for the place to be opened in the morning and slip out. H e said h e had_ worke d at various jobs s ince he was discharged irom an or phan a sylum at Tarrytown-on-the-Hudson. Magi strate Renaud, in 'l'ombs Court, held him in $2,-500 bail for examination.

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THE LIBERTY B O YS OF '76 Tim Turpi n of T ernagan1 A T.\LE OF THE. GREAT NORTH WOODS By Ralph Mrl'ton • I (A Serial St•.,ry ) CHAPTER XIX. (continued.) Then Andy turned about to face his men. "Boys, we are now going to have a record run with those logs. We have them all down the slide and n o w it is our duty to take them down brook to the river, and run them down twenty miles _to the lower part of Kelly's lumber yard . . That is where they rnft them for the big lumber. mills down the State." "1.Ve will wo1 k as hard as you can;" said Tim "and that is saying a good deal." ' The men turned to their tasks, and for the next few days they toiled like bees, off such parts of the logs a s needed it, getting them rolled mto the nd them up in an arrangement wh1cn would permit the easy "running" of the logs clown the stream. "Well.," said Andy, finally, as they trudged back to eamp, "the ice has broken, and to-morrow we will start the run. All you boys will have to get on your waterproof duds. " , 'l'he m1m turned in early, and very tired. Probably it was that exhaustion wh' ch made them s}eep a bit late the next day. When they finally reached the brook prepared to start running the big and little loo-s' down the. stream they were given a terrible s:i:prise. "The legs have been stolen!" cried Tim Turpin in great excitement, as they rushed to the edge . • . "Son:e one has done this during the night, and I m gNng to get my gun and find out who is re sponsible," the foreman cried, as he looked about for any clue.s. _ Not a of the had been left, except son:e tracks 111 the snow which had become partly obliterate d by a light fall during the night. "Well, I have my own suspi cions" said Tim wh. o had espied a little tuft of red in the water: caught there by a half-submerged bit of twig. . The it out, and gave a cry of de light, whi,e his companions hurried to his side. "What is it, Tim?" cried Andy Henderso11 "It's nothing more than a piece of red string of some sort." "No, it is more than that," retorted Tim Turpin. "This is the end of B ob Gordon's cap tassel. I recogmze the color, and the peculiar twist of the yarn. I have worn the cap myself a do ze n times, and there is no mistaking it." "Then that rascal has been here betraying us and helping some of the bad men from to run off with our logs!" muttered Henderson angrily. ' "Yes, t hat is what he has done" said Tim "But. we know that there is only for him to take. That is do w n stream, so let u s all get some guns, and start out after the thieves." ."You are a good planne'r, lad," said Andy. " I will send the men back for all our weapons, and let u s , you and me, go on ahead. :Every minute lost may mean a dozen clues misse d. V.,'e will hurry on and cover the trail as best we can. Come!" The others returned , as Andy Henderson directed them to do . The water of the brook was run ning clearly, in the center, although along the banks of the stream there was still the ragged edge of ic e which acted as a sort of buzz-saw of dangerous position on either side. "Why can't we use that old boat, which I remember we stored away l a s t fall?" asked Tim. The foreman shook his head. "It would not b e water-tight, and it i s way under the snow, in the little shelter we made for ''.WE'. could not find it very well, Tim. Let u s gam time b y hustling on down the bank." Bu t Tim was not dissuaded. He had the ability of remembedng things and p_laces . _And after a careful look about him, gettmg a s i ght along the trees, he decided that beneath a certain unmelted drift of snow he woul d find the hidde n boat. . Tim. hurried through the snow to the protrud mg drift, and after burrowing like a squirrel h e succeeded in some rough boards laid one a longside the other. "There, Andy, it's the cache, all right! Lo ok, here is your old boat." The foreman nodded . a good memory, Tim . . But what go o d will it do us, now that you've found where it is?" "You shall see," said Tim Turpin. He pulled off the beards and draggecl them t o one side, exposing as he knew they wou ld the view of an old "dugout" or "John-boat," which was used for suc h rough boating as could not be ac complished by one of the light and delicate canoes . "Here, give me a lift, Andy," said Turpin. The man hurried to his aid, despite h i s own obJect10ns to the need of it. In a few minutes they had slid the ramshackle old boat down the snowy hillside and had it crunchi n g into the ice by the bank. Another sho v e sent it into the water. "Look out! You'l'l lose it!" cried Andy as t he boat bobbed out from shore. ' But Tim only smiled, as he suddenly tightened up on the long rope attached to the bow whic h he had been holding in his left hand all the wh ile ready for the launchina. ' "I'm ready for accidents, and you will see that I have something ready for trouble with the leaks." He the boat along until there was a narrowrng of the shore ice, owing to the swin g of the current. Then he dragged the craft in to the bank. Now h e looked at it carefully, and notM several fine cracks, through wlrich water was spouting ' _Andy r:oticed them as well , and pointed to them a discouraged shrug of his shoulders. We had better be getting along dow n the stream," said the foreman. "Watch me," said Tim. (To b e c ontinue d . )

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 23 THE NEWS IN SHORT ARTICLES CLOSE CALL. P. W. Herren, who lives on the Rolling Fork, Ky., found himself in an uncomfortable position just after the heavy rain recently, when he tried to ford the Rush branch. A part of the harness gave way and the horse walked out and left him sittin g in the buggy in the middle of the stream with a big rise from the heavy rains coming down. Friends, however, drove in and brought him back to safety. COWBOY GORED TO DEATH. Jerry wright, of Br.ady, Texas , one o} the cow- • boys exhibiting with a roundup at Parsons , Kan., died from injulies s ustained when he was gored by a steer which he was trying to throw before a large audience. Wright jumped from his horse and downed th. e steer, which rolled on him, its horn s piercing his abdomen. H e was rushed to a hospital, where he died within the hour. WESTON STILL HIKES AT 82. Edward P. Weston, the aged pedestrian who once walked across the continent, still walks about twelve miles daily, according to _his neighb ors near Rosendale, although 82 years old. Weston has been living recently on a farm in Plutarch, six miles from Rosendale. Each day the weather is favorable the veteran walker hikes to Rosendale and back. He also hikes another three miles a day to g e t his mail. BOOK CAlVIE BACK. "The Puppet Crovvn" book came back the other day. It left Dec. 11, 1909, and in the years it was away it lo s t polish and took on a ragged sort of look. It is tarnished and its back is bent. There are many "stars" made by thumb prints on the "crown." "But the jewels in it sparkle as bright as they did," according to Miss Nellie Tos h, assistant librarian, who r eceived the book by parcel pos t recently. "The Puppet Crown" was lent by the public library in Kansas City, Ka., to Irene Ireton, then living at No. 2910 North Fifth Street. Where it went from there is a mystery. Irene does not live at that :>ddress now. A new card will be made out :rnd the book again placed on the shelves for cfrculation. -l\fELONS GROW UNDER PAPER. A s a result of experiments conducted for three years a melon near Wenatchee, Wash., is papering thirty acres of his land much the same a s a paper hanger covers walls. The material i s cheap building paper that has been treated with a light coating of tar. The plan worked out i s to cover the field to mulch the soil. Hol es are cut for the hills of melon s. The sturdy plants send their creepers and runners out over the paper, but all weeds are smothered. There is a 50 per cent. saving in labor for eultivatio11 and irrigation. The water from the ditches seeps under the paper mulch remaining many days longer than when exposed to the burning sun of this se miarid section. For several years a number of cantaloupe growers have experimented with paper mulching, which has also been carried on to some extent iri the pineapple plantations in--Hawaii. It was found that the vin es produ ced cleaner and sweeter fruit when allowed to ripen on the clean paper floor, and that there was an absence of pests. The question of a suitabl e material i s the real solution to the succes sful project of this new ide a as a heavy porous felt paper is desired. Should the scheme become of extensive use a co-operative paper mill to manufacture suitable material from straw apd cornstalks may be built. Many farmers mulCh . their melons with straw and hay, but find this material become s wet and rots, damaging the ripening fruit. The straw and hay also harbor a multitude of insects and weeds grow through. The paper is laid fiat and the edges cemented. Round openings are cut for hills and earth and sand bury the cut edges, .forming a bowl-shaped crater, out of which the vines emerge. "Mystery SEMI-MONTHLY LATES'I' Magazine" 10 CENTS A COPY ISSUES THE SPIRIT BELL. i>y Charles Fulton Oursler. 70 THJ• ; HOL'SJ;; BEHI:\'D THE WALL, by Julian rrow. 71 TIU;; ADMIRAL"S SPOOl\S, by William Hamilton Osborn<•. 72 THE CANINE CTXE-. by T11os .. T. Lally. 73 THE rSYCI;IIC Arthnr Wm. Audrcen. 74 THE WO"NDER GIRJ,, by Ralph Cummins. 75 ON '.l'HE 'YlWNG TR.').IL. by Ethe l Ro,emon. 76 THE SPIRI'l' hy Chas. I < '. Ounrele r . 77 'l'HE LITTLE 'VHITIO: l":OOM. by Edmund .Jones. 78 TH?. S'l'OLT;N YEA 'R, h y falmund Elliot. 70 'l'HJD AI•'FAIR AT HOLLYWOOD HOl'SE, by Wil liam H . K ofoenee. Tbe Famous Detecthc Story Out Totlay lJ No. 87 Io "THE MAN IN ROOM No. 7" BY CHAS. F. OURSLER. FRAN!): TOUSEY, Publisher, 168 ,V. 23d St., New York "Moving Picture Stories" A Weekly Magazine Devoted to Photoplays and Players PRICE SEVEN CENTS PER COPY Each number contains Four Stories of tbe Best Films on the Screens--'Elegant Half-tone Scenes from the Plays-Interefsting Artirles About Prominent People in the Films-Doings o! Actors and Actresses in the Studios and Lessons in Scenario 'Vriting. HARRY E. 'VOLFF, Pub., 166 \V. 23d St., New Yorlr

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24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 The "White Dea th." By PAUL BRAD DON., The ranch of Senor Diaz was OR a charming slop e overlooking the broad waters of one of the tributaries, of the Parana, on whose opposite shore the rank grass grew ten and twelve feet high. The hou se itself had a tropical character; it was Spanish-American, with cool, shady veranda, a long, low front, painted walls and latticed window s , a spacious court, and a flat roof, provided with a parapet, which gave the structure the semblance of a fort. Many acres of cultivate d land s howed long lines of sugar cane and tall trees laden with bananas , in surpris ing contras t to the dark, impenetrable mass of wild bus h land which sunounded the settlement in the farther distance . Senora Diaz was one of the tropical beauties of whom Murilfo dreamed. "I am going to test your gallantry," she said, coming out on the v eranda where I sat, "by asking you to help me water my flower s , for with my lame hand it is not eas y for me to lift the heavy watering-pot." "I am at your se r v i c e, but allow me-am I wrong?-to r emind y ou that you pro mi se d me the story of how yom h a n d was lamed." "Certainly . As soon a:; t h e flow ers are watered we will have coffee on the v eranda, and you shall hear all about it:" Accordingly, I was shortly sipping coff e e, with the little L olita, my ho st':; only d aughter , and my pet, me, whil e h e r n10the 1 rnlled a cigarette, lighted it, and began a s follows: "Whe n w e first came h e r e , years ago, it was a v e r y different-looking place. The wild bush land r e:,c h ed to the e d ge of the water, anti was such a dark wilderness of thorns, brambles , palms , wil d fig trees , and other tropical vegetation, tha t I did not d a r e v enture in its depths. But my husband and hi-s workmen went manfully to work, felled trees, unrooted stumps, made h e dge s and ditche s , all clay long, except in the se vc•e s t part, and I ofte n saw the m come home s o wearie d tlrnt they woald fall asleep where they stood, a nd first think of fo o d three or four hours later whe n they awoke. "After a whi l e they got a portioll of the ground under settlement, but had a throng of foes to combat. The w orst w e r e the ants , " which, watched for on a ccount of their d epredations on plantations , have a way of making underground passag es till the y undermine the whole surface of a 'field , a n d it faJls in like the crust of a cake. Just north of us i s a great gap in the ground, full of bushes and wild grass , with here and there some rotte n timber, where a whole settlement sank from the ants undermining the foundations. From this comes the saying we have in Parac1uay that our worst enemies are the Indian braves and the Indian ant s. "Luckily, the only Indians were frjenclly one s , who exchanged all kinds of provisions, especially dried meats, for knives and brandy. We poi soned the ants, dug up their nests, flooded their passageways with boiling water, and s o , in a great measure, were free :!'!om them, although they now sometimes com e from the woods to attack the plantation. "But after them came another plague-snakes. For a long time I thought it was hopeless. My husband u se d to call them the tax collectors, and tl1ey did come jus t as regularly. No day passed without our finding one o r mnre in the house. And once-oh, heavens !-what a fright I had l When Lolita was a baby my husband and his men had gone off one morning to work, as usual, and the child was .asl eep on a mat at the end of the room. Suddenly I saw on the floor the skin of a mous e, from which the whol e body had been s ucked, as from an orange . I knew at onc e that a snake must be near, for they feed on mice, and eat in this fashion; but, much as I looked around, I could see no snake, till all at once it 0ccurred to me-perhaps it was under the baby's mat! I snatched the child up and placed her in safety. Then I softly lifted a uart of the mat and the1e it was, the long, s limy, green and gold reptile, coiled up and fGist asleep. Ah, how I ! I ran out in the court to call help. Luckily our man Jose was there, and h e killed it. But a s we cleared more acres the snakes l eft us to hi de 'in the forest. I began to hope our cares were ended, but they had only just begun. Wild beasts now first appeared on the scene . "One morning, just as we were at b reakfast, one of our herdsmen brought the news that our cattle, whi c h grazed in the tall grass on the other side of the river, had been attacked by a jaguar, that had killed one of the bull s . The man who told u s just barely e scaped with hi s life, yet he would scarcely have clone so if he had not mi ;;led the beast, or had there not been a fat ox there. "A week passed without a new alarm, and we had come to think le s s about" it, when suddenly three or four India n s rushe d to tell u s h o w a great jaguar had broken into their camp and killed a woman and one of their dog s . wh e n my husband heard the s to r y he conclud e d t hat it was the same animal t h a t had attac k e d ou r bull, for the d eccribe d it a s a c reature of singular color, far li ghter than any they had see?1 about there, so the y n amed it 'The White Death.' W e all thought it now time to do som ething, and my husband called his people together to go out and hunt it. 1 "I remember that morning distinctly. The y went avvay cheerfully enough, each m a n with his gun and hunting knife, and Moro, the blood hound, was with the m. My husba nd turned round just as he entered the wood and kisPt>cl his hand to me; then they vanished in the fore:, t. "When I found myself with Lolita in the hous e, and thought of what .might happen if the y met that terrible wild animal, such anxiety s e iz e d me (although I never thought I could b e ' in danger) that I could not be contented till I hacl hck ed every door in the house; and then I s ea(e'l m y self in the great sitting-room, took Lolib upo n my lap, and tried to tell her a story. "Suddenly I heard a scratch along the roof , and then a dull thud, as if something h eavy had fallen. Anxious and nervous as I was, I started up with a cry, although I had no

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 25 what it was. The next moment I heard just over me a sound which I could not mistake---a long, passionate roar, that I had often heard from the woods at night, and never without feeling as if my heart stood still. The thought rushed through my m ind, 'Oh, Heaven! The jaguar!' "I shall never forget that moment. One minute I was rigid and helpless as if life had departed, and then a thought flashed upon methe jaguar was not to be kept off of the lower floor, because there were no doori?, only curtains . There was a large empty chest in the room, and I seized my child and entered it, shutting down the lid and holding it from the ins ide. "It was not a moment too soon. \Ve were scarcely hidden when I heard the great paws scratching along the floor, and the hungry sniffing of the jaguar showed me that he was in search of food. He came straight to the chest, and paused a moment, as if he feared a trap. Then he put hi s head close to a small opening, so that I could fee l his hot breath. He sniffed a little, and then tried to raise the lid with a paw. "How I trembled! But the great paw would not go in the narrow crevice, and I held the cover fast by clinging to the inner part of the lock with all my 1?tre;ngt h of desperation. All he could do was to st'retch out his tongue and lick my fingers till they bled, as if they had been scratched by a saw. And then, as he tasted blood, and heard Lolita cry-for my poor darling was jus t as frightened as I was-his eagerness increased, and he began to make piercing yells, which sent icy chills over" me. "Still the wors t was yet to come . When the jaguar found that he could not reach me from below he spran g upon the chest. His huge weight crushed my two fing ers between the two parts of the lock . Then I thought all was over, and shrieked so that it rang through the whole house . "But my cries were answered by a sound that made my heart throb with joy-answered by the barking of our bloodhound. The jaguar heard it, too, for he sprang down, and stood for a mom en t listening, and then ran to the door, as if to flee. "Again came the sound of the dog's bark, this time nearer, and at the Sl:!me time the voices of men calling to each other. Contrary to expectation, they were alread y coming b ack. Meanwhile, the jaguar seeme d to be bewildered, and l"an wildly to and fro. Suddenly a loud cry came from one of the windows, and then two shots and a fearful howl. Then my husband's voice anxiously called: " 'Cochita, where are you?' "I could just get out of the chest, drag myself to the door and let my husband in. Then I swooned away. "They told me afterword that our bloodhound found the jaguar's trail, leading straight back tcf our hou se , and they all hurried home like mad. "My .husband and Jose came ahead, and shot the jaguar. "I could not move a joint of that hand for many weeks afterward. _The ln(iians gave me medicine to heal it, and they say that after a while I can use it aga in. I did not need this injury to make me remember that day. If I were to live a thousand years I could not forget the terrible moments I spent in that chest." SNAKES AND TARANTULAS SWARM OVER STEAMSHIP. Many are the stories about Greek a nd Italian fruit merchants sleeping comfortably in their flats on bunches of bananas and crates of alligator pears, using a bag of peanuts as a pillow. But the story brought to this old r.ort of New York the othe r day by the crew of the United , Fruit Liner Zacapa, transcends the most awful nightmare of man or quadrupe d that has eve r camped under a banana tree growing the "boneless" or so-called "spineless" banana. With snake s and tarantulas reported swarming among the banamis in the holds, the steamship Zacapa arrived from Tela, Honduras, after on e of the most exciting voyages since she has been in commission. The fir s t snake was seen the first day out of Tela by Captain Walter Barrett and George Dexter, fruit ob server, on their morning round of in spection. 'l'his was a brown-colored snake be lieved to be a member of the moccasin family and, according to Mr. Dexter, mere than four feet long. Captain Barrett into the reptile in close quarters and he and Dexter made a hurried exit through the small op ening into the ho ld and out on deck. The y then arme d themselves w i t h clubs and went back to kill the snake, but di scovered no traces of it. Examination of the fruit in transit is made twice a day by the captain and fruit obs erver and every four hours by the officers on watch. The next day out numerous tarantulas \vere seen. The first of these elect of the scorpion family sprang from a bunch of bananas to li c k the hand .of Second Officer S. K. and ran up his arm before h e could push it off. First Offic e r G. D. Lawson and Arthur Wilson also saw snakes and tarantulas, according to the reports made by members of the crew and officers, the second and third day out from Tela. • The only r e a son for-the reptiles an d the banana bugs being in the cargo that could be figured out b y the officers was that the bananas were -all loaded by machinery, which handles bunches very gingerly instead of the rougher m ethods whe n manual labor i s employed. The Zacap::i in calling at Tela did so to open up a new banana shipment port, and the fruit loaded into the Zacapa was all from a new plantation of young trees which had not been worked over a great length of time. • For this reason it is thought the jungl• snakes are more numerous there than on the olde1 pli
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I 26 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 T HE LIBERTY BOYS O F '7 6 NEW YORK, JULY 1, 1921. TERMS TO SUBSCRIBERS llnsle Coplo• ...... : .....••• , .Pouase 1're the Colu In n sepnrnte niece ot pupe r to nvold cutllni: the Write your name and address plainly. Ad. dre•• letters to N . Haotlnl:'• Wol!r, rreo.} FRANK TOUSEY, E. Uyr a•o, Tr•n•. Puhlisher, Charle• JC. Nylander. Seo 1 68 W. 23d St., N. Y. ITEM S OF INTEREST FARMER KILLS LION. N. P. Hagan, a farmer Jiving near Yoakum, Tex ., reports that he killed a l ion on his ranch near Kelly Creek, i.1 Lavaca County, and sent the hide to San Antoni o to be made into a rug. Since the killing, he sa)'s , three more have b een seen in the same neighborhood, but were not captured . Mr. Hagnn i s unable to accQunt for the appearance of these be<:!sts in this part of the country, as they am the first ever seen here by the present settlers. WOMAN MUMMY FOUND IN DENMARK. The mummified body of a woman who died 3, 000 years ago was found recently buried in a fie ld in the Jutland district of Denmark and is being unwrapped by employees of the National Museum. Her coffin was the hollow trunk of an oak t!ee and the body was wrapped in a cowside, says a cablegram to the New York H era ld. She appears to have be e n a pers on of rank. Her garments included a s hJrt jad.et with sieeves ar.d a petticoat she wore two belts around her wais t and bvo br,:mze bracelets on her arms. DEFIES BIG MEN TO LIFT HER. Mme . Komak0 Kimura of Tokio won the applause of an audience the other night in the Anderson Galleries, Park avenue and 59th street, New York, b y feats that puzzled a lay commit tee that went to the stage to watch her. Count Tolstoy, Dr. G. A . Gayer and Count Markoe, each robust, found her ninety pounds only normal w eight when she willed it s o, but each strained himself in vain to lift her when she s tood on tiptoe to lay a finger on his neck, thus matching with her tiny fmge r the perform ance of Johnnie Cou lon, who was the season's sensation in Paris , when he resisted the efforts of strong men there to lift him. Attempts to lift Mme, Kimura failed equally when she stood with her back to the big men and did not touc h their n11cks. Next the smiling little J apanese woman matched her skill against the strength of the same men by inviting the m to lower a stick, which she held across her open palms, by bearing their weight on it while firmly grasping it. They grew ieu in the face, but could not press the sti c k downward. Her most puzzling feat involve d the help of h e r husband, Prof. Hideo Kimura. Seated in a chair in apparent meditation for a moment or two, she slowly raised a bared arm, into which the professor thrus t a needle for its full length of about three inches. The thrus t drew no blood and Mme. Kimura said s h e felt no sensation of pain. Edward Markham, poet; John Reilly, attorney; Dr. W . H, Bates and Count Markoe examine d the arm while the needle was in it and assured the audience that there was no stain of blood . The appearance of Prof. and Mrs . Kimura was supplementary to a lecture on "What ke Ghosts?" by Dr. Hereward Carrington, which had brought an audience curious about spocks and for a l ook-in on the spirit world. Dr. Carrmgton talked entertainingly of phantoms hallucinations and haunted h ouses, but produced no spirits." LAUGH S "Tommy, if you'll saw so m e wood I'll tell ou what I'll do." "What's that, dad?" "I'll l e t have the sawdust to p lay circus with." "All are washed,'' exefaimed the war den of t h e Pittsburg prison. "And if they kick up a fuss?" "Then they are ironed." Mrs. Gadd-That new minister ain't much on v i sitin', is he? Mrs . Gabb-No, I guess maybe his wife i s a purty good cook herself. . Li_}tle Willie-I say, p _ a , what i s an empty , , Pa-An empty_ title, my son , i s our motner s way of referrmg ta me as the of the house whe n there are visitors present. O _ld Gentleman-W_ell, my lad, are you goin fishmg, or are you gomg to s chool? Little I ?unno yet. I'm jus t a -wrastling with me con science. "Pop." "Yes, my son." "What i s a popul a r uprising?" "Why, a popular upr.sing, my boy, is when every m a n in a street car g ets up and offers his seat . w h e n on e l?ne woman enters the car." A kind old gentleman, seeing a v ery small boy carrying a lot of magazines , was moved to pity "Don't all those magazines make vou tired my boy?" "Nope,'' the mite cheerfully replied: "I can't read." The l ecturer raised his voice with emphatic confidence. "I venture to assert," he said, "that there isn't a m a n in this audience who has eveJ' d one anything to prevent the destruction of our forests." A modest man in t h e back of the hall stood up. "I-er-I've s h o t wood peckers,'' he said.

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 27 ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST ., PLOWS UP $19,300. , Fortune turned her smiling face on John Bra tell, of Lansing, La., when the -plow which he was operating unearthed $19,3'00 in gold. The sum was found on the old Patrick Callahan farm where Brazell was working as a farm hand. The money was in a glass jar and is believe d to have been buried on the farm for many years. . ALL DEAD. Some days ago Randall Jones, of Greencastle, Mo., and a friend went fox hunting, taking two hounds with them. They spent part of the nio-ht in an interesting fox chase, and then went h;rne expecting the hounds to follow. When they failed to show u p next day another hunt was instituted and they were finally found, a long with their late prey, lying in some brush dead. A live electric wire from the Bartlett ranch was dangling by them, and evidently all three had come in contact with it. ARTISTIC BUmDER SP ARES FINE TREE. Observant commuters on the Montauk division of the Long I s land Railroad get a thriil of pleasure between Lynbrook and Rockville Centre, N. Y., if they watch the north side of the track. For, despite the value of real estate with a railroad siding, there is one building materials d eale r there with a heart. This paragon of traders, in building his store h ouse, was left a wedge-shaped jog in the structure wide enough to accommodate a large tree . The bulding, of course, prevents any limbs for the fir s t thirty or forty feet, a fact that has produced a most luxuriaut top. The s ide left open i s to the south, another factor that helps keep the semi-incased tree in prime condition. Despite the cold spring the tree has put forth a wonderful set. of leaves as if in grateful recognition of its protection by the surrounding building . A MEXICAN LION .HUNT. Lassoing lions i s b ette r for spring fever than sassafras tea, according to Stanley H. Graham, who has jus t returned from a three months' hunting trip in Mexico. He brought back the skins of fourteen moun tain lion s, eight tigers, twelve deer, twelve Mex ican monkeys and twenty peccaries. "I've hunted nearly every variety of game in North America," he saro, "but trailing the mountain lion beats them all for thrills. The only way to hunt lions is with bloodhounds and fast h orses. A lion will measure s even feet four inches from no s e to tip of tail and w eigh '50 p o:-inds. '\ Mexican lion is what you call a 'hard b o iled egg. . "The real sport is to follow a lion, howling his fury, into a cave. I'd go into the cave with a short carbine and a candle on a pole. The lion i\vould poke his head around an alley in the cave to see the strange light. Then....J'd pop him. Of course the discharge of the gun put out the candle, and it's sort of ticklish on the backb one, because you don't know wl1ether you have really kill ed him or not." G raham's wife killed ,four lions. "It's more fun than playing bridge, " she said. Graham has what i s said to be the only pack of bloodhounds in the world trained to hunt lions. Two of them are worth $10,000 and have sent eight criminals to the penitentiary because they were able to pick up a scent seventy-two hours old. , Once during. the recent hunt the pack ran three days and nights after one li on. G1aham' s horse play e d out and the chase was given u p. Graham has b een hunting for 'twenty years. He was the hunting friends of former President Roosevelt. When not hunting he sP!ls wallpaper. HARVARD GRADUATE GIVEN LONELY JOB OF GULL PROTECTOR Edward ffatch, j r., who owns Four B ;others I s land, near Burlington, Vt., a rugged rock that has bec ome famous as the b r e eding place of sea gulls, yesterday signed u p a Harvard graduate for the l onesome job of herding gulls during their nesting season, a private philanthropy in which Mr. Hatch has been engaged for some years. There were 1,GOO applicants for the position as the restUt of the insertion of an advertis.ernent in N ew York City newspapers, which read: "Wanted-A man to live alone on an island; inl and lake; eight mi les from shore; transportation, food, shelter, boat, etc., furnished; no work, no compensation. Address Summertime, 600 Tribune Building, New York." "I have no faith in the theories of Thomas A. 'Edison when it comes to selecting the man for the place,'' said Mr. Hatch. "I have found in my experience that a search for the best personnel generally leads to the coll ege man. He may start s l owly, but he has the equipment and once started h e goes fas t and straight. "That is why I selected a college man to be warden of the gulls. The job is one that requires attitude and judgment such as an educated man may be expected to po ssess. " Among applicants for the wardenship of a lonely i sland were naturalists, lawyers, poets, authors, artists, ex-soldiers, saiiors and ornitho lo gists. Mr. Hatch protects the breeding p l ace of the gulls bec a u se he believe s they are of the greatest value in conserving public health. He has been interested for many years in plans to prevent contamination of the w aters of New York harbor. It is estimated that there are 200,000 gulls in and about the harbor, and each of the m i s said to consume an average of two pounds of refuse a day. To protect the eggs of nesting gulls and save the young from destruction by vandals who vi sit Four Brothers Island Mr. Hatch has constituted himself protector of the breeding ground. This is the ninth warden appointed,

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28 THE . LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 ITEr..ts OF GENERAL INT ER EST DOG ADOPTS KITTENS. An English collie dog i s mothering four threeWEeks -olcl kittens at the home of I-I . H. Crissman, in Upper Lockport, Pa., on the oppo site s id e of the rive1 . The fostn parent is more solicitous for' the welfare of the little felines when the mother cat, which p1actically d ese r t ed them. Members of the Crissman family say the dog carefully guards the kit.tens constantly, will per mit no stranger to come n ear and at times joins the m in playful antics. FAMILIAR ANTS' EGGS NOT EGGS. "Ants' eggs " are familiar to many, eith e r thr ough having purchas ed them to feed goldfish or having see n the m when an ant nes t has been dug up in the course of ga1den ing operations. People have called them ants' eggs, but for an ant to lay an egg as large as its e f would be rathe r too much to expect o f it. The life history of ants i s similar to that of s ilkworms . Starting from the tru e egg, which is very small and in entire pl'Oportion to the size of the laying insect, it on b eing hatched yields a tiny grub. These are nurse d and fed by the females and neuters, the latter forming a ma jority of the inhabitants of a nest. After at taining fnll size the grub spins a white cocoon around itself and changes into a pupa. It i s thes e pupre '\yhich we have purchas ed as ants' "eggs." KILLED RATTLER. Mrs. M. F . Murray, of Mill Run, P a ., has not allowed her seventy-eight years to make her afraid to fight a snake, even though a rattler. She proved it the other Friday by killing a rattle snake four feet long and carrying ten rat tles . A l t h ough it is not uncommon to encounter rnttlesnakes and copperheads in Mill Run ' neighborhood, even Mrs. Murray has no lflction of finding a poisonous reptile so early m the spring. G oing out in her yards Mrs .. Murray heard .an ominous rattle a n d beheld a big rattler sunnmg itself a few f ee t away. Arming herself with a hoe she bravely star ted an exciting fight with the snake. At the first blo w of the hoe the rat tler sprang at her. Mrs. Murray stepped back and got in another blow before the snake could coil for another strike. That performance was repeated until the intrepid woman landed a death blow. SAY WOMAN CARRIED SALOON UNDER SKIRT. The skirt was added recently to the police list of rum-carrying "vehicles," which had previously only ranged from brief-cases to bath tubs and from baby carriages to motorboats. Detectives had, on several occasions, made un successful searches for liquor in a saloon a t 2,647 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, N . Y . Seeing men fre quently staggering out of the place, they became convinced that there was some whisky there. One of the detectives finally noticed that Mrs. Charles Papkus , wife of the proprietor, was wearing a skirt of C ivil War -capacity, with great ruffles and p leats. They also noticed that Paplms, like d1C hus band of a celebrity, was a lone some and solitary figure, while Mrs. Papkus was always the centre of a crowd. At las t a plainclothes man of insinuating ad dress got himself admitted to the circle of gal l ants who danced attendance on Mrs. Papkus and . discove1ed the secret. The skirt, he alleged, was not only a vehicl e , but a complete set of bar fur niture, with large hidden pockets stocked with liquor and glas ses. The popular woman and tne neglected husband were both arraigned before County Judge Haskell, in Brooklyn. NEW MACHINE GUN PENETRATES The United States Army has de.vel ope d a .50 calibre machine gun capable of firing a bullet which, at 200 yards, will penetrate the one-inch armor plate of battle tanks. Major Lee O. wright, army ordnance department, announced May 28, as the a nnual convention of the ordnance section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Rock I sland Arsenal. The new weapon i s an outgrowth of the war he said, when fighting tanks were armored to re: si s t the .30 calibre bullet of the rifles and ma chine guns then in use. The .50 calibre machine gun 'fires a bullet 800 grains, as compared to the 150 grains of the standard . 30 calibre ammunition. The gun i s model ed along the pla n of the Browning machine gun developed durin,,. the war and weighs s ixty-fiv e pounds. The has a muzzle velocity of 2,500 feet a second, and an effective of from 6,000 to 7,000 yards. In testmg the new gun and ammunition the ordnance department has. built a rifle range at the Aberdeen, Md., provmg grounds , consisting of a pool of water 1,000 yards lon g and a narrow gauge railroad track running back 7 ,000 yards America's supply of walnut for gun stocks been s o nearly exhausted, Major Wright said that . the ?rdnance Department i s no w experi: m entmg with stocks built up from thin layers of walnut ce m ented together. 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SCILLY ISLES DON'T CHANGE The S . cilly I s l ands, which are preparing to wel come the Prince of Wales next "month, have not changed much in character since they were first seen by a Prince of Wales , nearly 300 years ago. After the de feat of the last royalist army in Cornwall in F e b ruary, 1646, it was thought w e ll to provide for the s a f e t y of the King's eldest son, so he and Sir E d w a r d Hyde, the future Earl of C I a re n d on, sailed for Scilly. There tl ey re mained until the middle of April, when fear of cap ture by the Par liamentarv fleet impelle d .them to make for .Jersey. How the six t e en-ye a r-o I d Prince the seven wePJ;s in Scilly unkn':vn, but Clarendon certainly was not idle, few 'it was there began his monumental "Histo"v of the Re b e 1 1 i on al"d Civil Wnrs in England." Th e opening pages of the original man uscript, now at Oxford, is headed "Scillv, March 18, 1646." The islands are nearly as peace ful ai; at the fime Charles st aye d there. Only five --out of about 140-are inhabit ed; there are no railways, trams, motorbuses, the atres or picture palaces. IY YOU WA:S' J' CAS1I, mall 118 diamonds, GIVEN $ .20 w11tche•, or jewelry, platinum, oltl gold 1tud become diseourared lat trying various hai r lotions, tonics, apecialista• 'rcatments, etc., I came a cross, in my traTels, a Oherokee Indian 'medicine man.' who had an elixir that he asseTerated would gl"Ow mT hair. Although ;&.fln-lulir growslf i[ had but little faith., I c:.ve 1' a trial. 'l'o m7 -amazemenl a light fuzs aooa appeared. n developed, 1b.T bT clq, Ill.to a healthy growth, and ere lone lllT. Ji.all.< :w•• aa :proliflo &II iA m.7 7outhful dayl. Tliat I was aslonis1iet1 and hany u ex/Jr6Ssinfl tii:t state of mi114 mildly. Obvtoaal:y, the hair roots had not been dead, but were dormant In the scalp, awaiting the fertilizing potenCT of the mysterious pomade. I negotiated for and came into posseasion of the principle for preparlnr this myaterious elixir, now called Kotalko, and hter had ihe P.ltolo.1111h11tbolcl, Jecipe put into pn.ctical form by a chemist. That m7 own hair crowth wu perm.anent has been amply prov,4." How YOU May Grow YOUR Hair / n baa bHD. proved In. T•r'T many case• that hair roots did soi d i e eTen when the hair f ell ou\ through. dandruff, fever, olojJecia ar1ata or certain other hai r or 1calp disorders. Miss .l. D. Otto reports: "Aboljt 8 yeara ago my hlir beg3 n to foll out until m:r scalp in spota was almost entirely br.ld. I used K 0 TA L J'I" Q eTerything that was :'lo. ed but was always disappointed FOR FAWNG HAIR BALDNESS, DANDRUFF For Sale at all Busy Drug Stores . until at last I came acrosa Ko talko. My bald spots aro being eov.ared now; th& crowth is al ready sbou' throe inches." G. W. Mitcb-011 reports: "I hnd spots completely bald. oTer which hlir IJ now crowing sinco I used Kohlko." ldr1. Matilda Maxwell reports: "'l'he whola front of my h en d wu as bald. es th& palm of my hand for aboul 15 years. Since uaini: :Kotalko, hair 1• groWin&' al. OT&r tho p !acil! tha• waa b:i.ld.'• r/Co1aJR6 is VJ(lfttl1rful ld:any more splendid, convincill$ ;i:eporta from aatia:fied naera, for wome>:'s hair. D !cm contains GENUINE l!E...\E OIL and potent In• I "(I 11! ; . gredientl. alcohol, DO shampoo; but a hair elixir o f l • wonderful efficacy. A .11 ini:redients " '.'d .;., .,._ =:::: evellfor a child'a scalp and halt'. Positivel y 1,..0TALKO 1s one tleli1thlfully reliatle hair preparati<>n eacceeds 11pon genuine merit. Duy a box of XOTA.LKO at t ho drug atoro. Or *',;k for Kotzl!to lllt the toilet cood1 or drt11l' counter of any dep•• tcier.I. rtore . Rrmcmher the :mame. Ae<'ept not elee as •'just 85 rood., ' $RfH).C0 GUAP...ANT2E. Or if you send 1.0 cents (silnr or stamp•), you will receive & PROOF llO:X: of Kotalka w: : h BROCHURJ•: , Determine NOW to eliminato DANDRUFF, to tre•t BALDNESS, to STOP IR FROM FALLING. Get • box of guaunteed XOTALKO, apply once or twice 1117; watch bl your minor. J'or PROOli1 BOX (10 cent1, otherwiee) write w KOTALKO_OFFICES, BA-375,Station X, New York

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WOMAN WHO NAVIGATED NIAGARA IN BARREL DIES -Anna Edson raylor, the only wom a n who ever navigated Niag1u a Falls in a barrel and lived, di e d in April. Mrs. Ta Y 1 or made the trip over the falls on Oetober 24, 1901, in a c r u dely constructed wooden barrel as a cast at fortune, but ill fortune purs u e d b.er from the time of her adventure to the time of her death. She wa;, fifty-eight years old. M r s. ' T a y 1 o r was towed out from La Salle, two miles above the falls, b y river men into the Ca nadian channel, so that her. barrel would pass over the H o r s e s h oe Fall, where the water was deepest. H e r barrel went safelythrough the upper rapids, took the plunge near the middle of the Horsesho e , a n cl reappeared in the spume below the falls within half an h our. Mrs. Taylor was severe l y i n j u r e d and it was neces sary to cut the barre l in halves to get her out. While s h e was re ce1vrng medical attention her bar rel was stolen. She recovered from h e r injuries and made a lec ture tour of the W es t, but m e t with little suc cess. LITTLE ADS W rite to Riker & Kitig, Advertising Offices, 118 Ea.ft 28th Street, New York City, or 8 Soi:t!i Aven11e, Chi cago , for parti c ulars abo11t advertisi ng i11 this niagazi11e. AIDS TO EFFICIENCY WRITE THE WORDS FOR A SONG. We revise poems, write 1uusic and guarautoc to St)Cure publlcaUon. Sub mit lJQem1 on any subjec t. Broadway Studios. 165C. Ji'l 11.g:xald Iluilding, New AGENTS A G E NTS-CASH IN ON PROHIBITION, $'3 to $58 weekly; ne w faat-aellinfl a.rti.c'Ies like wildfire; agcnti cleanin1 up; write today tor particulars.Amer ican Prote the OREATES'r BALLAD SUCCES S Oi' A T.T. THfE. MTT.T.!OXS or C"OpfPS or his sonp hue hPell Beil Studios, H90 Broadway, Dept. 711, New York. WRITE THE WOllOS FOR A SONG . We rovl•e -write music anrl ironrnnt'f'fl to secure nubHcattoa. Submit poems on any SJtbjcc t. Broadw&J StudMl,i li'ltZierald Bulldl!li, New Yor&.

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UOW TO MAKE 31AGIC TOYS.-Containing full directious for ruaki11g l\'.lagic rl'oys and devices of many l.incls. ! Ptnly iliustrated. No. 71. HOW TO DO 1 \IJ-;CHANlCAL TR1CliS.-Con taiulug complete instrta:tiulls ror perforwiug over sixly .Mechanical ' l 'ncks. l."111ly illuslrateu. No. ;2. HOW TO DO SIXTY TlUCliS Wl'J'H C .\.ltDS . -E1ni.Jraci1.1g :ill of tile latest am! most deceptive card trici,s, with i!Justratiuns. No. 74. now '.fO WRl'l' E LET'.l'ERS COHUECTLY. -Coutaiuiug Lull tor writing letter:3 on al UlObt any s uiJjel:t; also rult!s for punctuation and com potiitiuu; \\ ith specilllelJ kttei-s. No. 76. UOW '.l'O TELL J•OWl'UNES 8'.I." THE IIAND. -Containing rules for telling fortuues by the aid ol lines or the lJaud or t!JP. secrd of palmistry. Also tbe secre l of Lelliug Cuture eveuts Ly aid of m o les, marks , scars, etc. Illustrated. No. 77. HOW TO DO I > OR'.l'Y TRICKS \VlTU CAJ::..D5..-Coutaimng uecepti l'e Card Tricks us perforli.:le < l by teauing conjurers and mug.cian s . Arranged for home amusemeut. . Fully il111stru1 ed. No. 80. GOS ,JOl{E llOOK.-Containlng the latest j o kes. :llld funny slorie s of world-renowned German comedian. :;ixty-four pages; llandsomc colored cover, coutainiug a half-tone photo or the author. No. 82. UOW TO DO tile most approved metilocls of reading the lines ou the band, togetller with a fu 11 ex plauation of their meaning . .Also ex pl lining phreuoiogy, and tlie key for tt'lling character Ly tile bumps on the llead. By Leo liugo Kocll, A. C. :;'. J!'ully illustrated. No. 83. HOW TO HYPNOTIZ.E.-Containlng valuable and iustructlve lnforwation regarding the science ot bypnolism. Also explaiuing tbe most upproYed methods whic ll are employed by tbe leading hypnotists of the world lly Leo llng'l Koch, A. C. S. li'or sale lly aa n ewsc!ealers. or l\"111 Le sent to any address on rcct'ipt of price, lOc. per copy, In woney or stam[ls. by FRANK TOUSEY . P u blisher, J.6 8 Wes t 2 3d S t r eet. New Y ork. 7 THE LIB ERTY BOYS OF '76 l-A"l'EST !S"'UES -1025 Tlle Llberty Ro)s at :Four-Hole Swamp; or, Cornered by a l:<'i,!iment. 1027 " on Pine Tree :1!11; or, '1.'he Cllnrge o! tbe "White Horse Tr:io p . 1028 " 'l.'hreat; or, Doing a s 'J'bey Said. 10'.l\J .After DelaHtey; or. 'l'he lloldest Sweep of All. 103 0 " on a ll'oray; or, Hot WGrk With the Halders. 1031 " aud the Molla wk Chief; or, After ::it. Leir.,rs Indians. ' " Girl; or, Tile Scllcme to Destroy 10 33 •• 103! 1035 .. Surrouudetl; or, A Daring Dasl.J for .l<'reedom. Log rl'ower; Ur', Uom Lian.ling the S.tockatle ! fort. With tllc P!oueers; or, At War \\'itll tile rteue1036 •• .l<'orlorn Hope; or, lu the 'l'ime of the "Hard \\'lutt.•r.,. a:.itl Captain l\Iiduight; or, Tile Pat riot Spy ot llollow. 10;!7 1038 " Girl Ml< m.r; or, u Hurd Foe to Fight . COl'lJS; or, 'l' weuty Dead 1040 on Torn Mountain; or. \\"arm \I urk in the Hnuwpo Yulley . 10H 1013 JOH Prl:"iontr of \Var; or, Actiug as Aids to Washingiou. and Crazy .Jaue; or, 'l'Lc Girl Spy of tlle J'ames Hiver. 'l'h!;;shin g Tarleton; or, Gcttiug El"en With a Cruel Foe. trncl r:ec l Fox"; or, Ont 'IY itb the lnl " Att< r the Redcouts; or, The Batt le of Buck's lfrnr Lite . 1053 •• in the 'l'lt'Ih:hPs; or, 'he Yankee Girl of Harlem .. Signal Gu11; or, Ho.nsing-the PPople. 1007 at tile Gnut Fire; or. Exel ting Times In Old New York. 1058 " and 11te 'l'ory Bandit; or, 'l'Le Escape or tba lO(i!) 10(10 10Ul 10ti2 on r:r11nt!': or, Rifling to tlle Rescue. •• Cnhll!: or, A F.scape frAm De!C'Ht l"p Knrlh: or. \Vilj1 .lrnulcl on Lnko Champlam: FoollT'g lfowe; 'or, 'l,l.lc rl'wiu Boy Spi(s of the Bronx. 106 3 " DasblJJg Charge; or, Tbe Little Patriot o t Vlhitr> f\.fn rsh. 100! " in Kt>utucky; or, Afte r tlle Redskins and Renegades. .:!065 ant of price, 7c. per copy, in 1noney or stamps, by :F'RANK TOUSEY. Pub., 168 w. 23<1 st .. N. Y. SCENARIOS HOW TO WRITE TH Prlco,35 Conto Per Copy This hook contains all the most r<'cent changes In the method of con struction and su bmlsslon or scenarios. Rlxty Les•on•, covering every phase ot scenario writ ing. ll'or sale by 11!1 Newsdealers and BookstoN?8. It yon cannot procure a cop)', s<'nd us tbe prlc,_. , 35 ce1'ts. In mon<'y or postage stamps, and we will mail .vou onfl', frPe. A

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