The Liberty Boys after the Cherokees, or, Battling with cruel enemies

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The Liberty Boys after the Cherokees, or, Battling with cruel enemies
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Bound, and kneeling on the cake of ice, Dick was helpless. The Indians pushed the doe out toward the rapids with poles. Just then Bob and some of the Liberty_ Boys . came around. the hill on a run, .. tbeir weapons.


The Liberty Boys of '76 Iuued Weekly-Subscription price. $3.50 per year; Canada, $4.00; Foreign, $4.llO. Frank Tousey, Publisher, f&t West 23d Street. New York, N. Y. Entered •• Matter J'anuar.v 31, 1913, at the Post-Office at New York, N. Y .. unde r the Act of March 3, 1879. No. 1086 NEW YORK, OCTOBER 21, 1921. Price 7 cents The Liberty Boys After the Cherokees OR, BATTLING WITH CRUEL ENEMIES By HARRY MOORE CHAPTER !.-The Adventure n the Tavern. "Let u s stop here, Bob. We have ridden some distance, our horses need a bite and a rest, it is cold, and a little rest will not hurt us." "I think I could eat something myself, Dick, and it is cold, especially for this regi on. The river is full of ice, and the s now lies thick in the woods along the road." "Yes , and there are suspicious signs, Bob, which I don't like." "What are they, Dick? I have seen nothing." "There are Indians about, Bob. I am afraid the Cherokees are growing restless again." "They have been quiet f_or some little time, Dick. Since the last big thrashing they got in '76, in fact." "Yes, they have not done very much since then, although there have been little risings here and there. But suppose we go in, anyhow. It i s pos sible we may learn something." Two boys mounted on fine horses and wearing the Continental uniform of blue and buff had reached a little roadside tavern near the Saluda in South Carolina, and some few miles from old District Ninety-six, one day in Vl'inter. They had ridden from the fort and the village around it, and needed rest, although in ordinary weather the ride they had taken would have been nothing to speak of. The boys were Dick Slater and Bob Estabrook, captain and fir s t lieutenant, respectively, of a band of one hundred sterling young patriots fighting for American independence, and known as the Liberty Boys. They were stationed at the time at Ninety-Six, and were watching the Tories of. the region, as well as any one else who might give trouble. The region thereabout was a neutral ground, claimed by Tory and Whig alike, and fewer regions had suffered more during the War of the Revolution, consta1t:t dissension s taking place, the fort being now occupied by the patriots and now by the redcoats, and battle s, skirmishes, and desultory sights being of almost constant occurrence. Just now Dick feared a rising of the Cherokee Indians , undoubtedly urged on by the British, who in their forts in the west and north made frequent forays upon the border, or induced the Indians to do so. The boys rode to the barn behind the tavern, dismounted, put up the horses,' and entered, th.e place being warm and cozy, and with a certain air of comfort, which was very grateful. Dick Slater rode a magnificent coal-black Axabian, known as Major, Bob riding a fine bay, both hoxses attracting considerable at-tention as the boy rode up. "That must be Dick Slater, the rebel captain, and his lieutenant," the young captain heard one of the stablemen say as he was leaving the barn. " I warrant so . There i s no other nag lik e the black in the region. Wh\lt can they want here? The rebels are at the fort." Dick did not .hear the amiwer, and took little notice of the gossip of such follows in any event. Nearly every one thereabouts knew him and the Liberty Boys, it was not strange, therefore, that there hould be talk when he appeared. In the tavern, sitting near the fire and in different parts of the room, were farmers, bac kwoodsmen, and others. 1ittle attention being paid to the boys as they entered. They laid aside their great-coats and hats, and took a seat at a table convenient to the fire, which r oared in the great chimney place, Dick calling the attention of a young woman who was bustling about the room, by raping on the table. "Yes, yes, directly, sir, directly; one cannot do everything," the young woman exclaimed with s ome impatience, finally coming over to the table where the boys sat. "I did not expect it, miss," Dick a n s wered, "but you were doing many things which did not require to be done at the mom ent. "Is dinner served, or shall we take whatever there ha'.ppens to be on hand?" "You can have what you like, but I cannot be in all places at once. Some people have no consideration for a hard-working girl, and I must say that if the times were not hard and the weather bad, and traveling most shocking, I'd find a11other place bcs:des being out at serv ice in a little tavern where--" "You would save time by telling what we can have to ,eat,'' internited Dick, smiling good naturedly. "No one is findi;1g fault." From the talk he had heard at the barn, from the looks of some of the men in the place, and from the attitude of the young woman, Dick judged that the landlord and the patrons as well were Tories and that he and Bob were not wel come guests. Ho w ever, the tavern was a place of public ente1tajnment, and the host ,,as therefore forced to serve all who came, proYi

2 'fHE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES tatoes, corn bread, and boiled pork and turnips , if they are the girl replied, in no pleasant humor. "Will you have something to drinkhot punch, mulled ale, apple toddy, or--" "Milk will suffi c e u s,'' $aid Dick. "We do not drink spirits. Some hot tea would not come amiss." "I will see if anything is ready," the young woman answered, walking slowly away and stopping to wipe off two or three tables where no one sat with a damp cloth. While the boys were eating their dinner there was a clatter of hoofs on the hard ground outside, and in a few moments a large, pompouslooking man entered the tavern and gazed about him. He was about to throw aside his greatcoat, but seemed to think better of it, and sat at a table away from the roaring fire, and said in a commanding tone: "Some hot apple toddy, landlord, and a pipe. What have you to eat?" "Boiled beef and cabbage, po _rk and--" "Food for plowmen!" contemptuously. "Have you not a saddle of venison, a pigeon pasty, or even a joint of beef properly roasted, with a bit of Yorkshire pudding to serve with it?" !'The big, impo1-tant man is a redcoat, Bob,'' said Dick, in a low tone. "Do you see how he keeps on his greatcoat? I saw the gleam of a scarlet coat beneath it." "Perhaps he is a fox-hunter, Dick," with a little laugh. "He may be, but he is a redcoat too. What brings him here when the fort is held by pa triots?" "Nothing good, I'll warrant," tersely. "So I think, Bob. We !JlUSt find out. He saw us, and therefore keeps on his greatcoat. He does not wish us to know what he is." "Very likely, but sharp eyes like yours are not to be deceived." The big man did not lay aside his hat, but the bag wig of a British officer could be plainly seen under ii;, Dick knowing these things too well to be deceived. The landlord placed a mug of steaming toddy before the man, and the young woman who had been s o short with the boys brought some boiled beef anq dumplings, which he attacked with a great relish, for all that he had said it was food only for plowmen. "His worship eats like a plowman, for all his airs," muttered Bob. "I distrust fellows who make a pretence of g-entility . The man's mm1ners are no better than a potboy's." Under the influence of the meat and drink, and especia)ly the latter, the big man soon grew garrulous, and began to express .his opinion of things in general with scant ceremony. "Do the rebels still hold the fort at old Ninety Six ?" he asked. "It is a pity that some of you husky yeoman do not dxive them out. Maybe you want the help of the king's troops, or per haps of--" He paused and several present looked inquiringly at him. Dick arose, went over to the big man, and said pointedly: "You do not show your coat, neighbor. Are you ashamed of it, or afraid? I observed that you did not like the color of mine when you came in. I have no occasion to hide it, however." The big man flushed and said hotly: "Why, you saucy young rebel, I could split you from h ead to heel s with one blow! How daTe you addres s a gentleman without asking permiss ion, you clod!" "You a 1e not on e , s ir, '!md you have addressed your conversation to every one in the room generally, and so I have a right to speak. Open your greatcoat and show these men why you hide what jg below." a moment Dick had torn aside the fellow's coat, displaying the uniform of a British major beneath. "A redcoat!" he exclaimed. "What is a redcoat doing at Ninety-Six, may I ask? What ruffianism are you up to now? Inciting the In dians to fres h atrocities? You were about to say something just now. Was it that, major?" The arose angrily and attempted to draw his pistols, but Bob, who had joined Dick struck down his hands. ' '.'.Eject young rebels!" the landlord. Down with them!" echoed several and at once nearly every one in the room drose and rushed at t]:ie two boys. Bob seized a heavy chair .near him, and, sweeping it around his head, cleared a passage to the door, knocking men down like skittles nins. Dick threw some money on the table and said: "There is your score, landlord, but be careful that you do not have to pay another for entertaining redcoats and uttering Tory sentiments . The patriots are in power here, you must know." Then Dick made his way out. and both he and Bob were quickly in the saddle and riding toward the fort. CHAPTER IL-Dick's Deadly Peril. '.'"'.'hat do you suppose the redcoat major's m1ss10n at the tavern was, Dick?" asked Bob, as they rode away. "To rouse the Tories as he has no doubt already rous ed the Indians. J told you I had seen signs of the rascals about." "Yes , s o you did, and-Jove! there they are now." The boys were still jn sip-ht of the river. and could s_ee the cakes of ice gliding swiftly downstream toward some rapids, over which the would eventually be carried and dashed to pieces. The boys could not see the rapids, but they could hear the rush of the waters and knew thitt they, were there. And at that moment, as Bob ut tered his startled exclamation, a dozen Cherokee Indians suddenly burst out of the wo od s at the side of the road, while others were seen hurrying from the river. The boys dashed ahead, and Dick could have escaped, his black being very speedy, but he would not leave Bob. Although not now more than a quarter of a mile from the tavern, the Indians were in considerable numbers, and Die made sure that they had been concealed in the thicket at the time that he and Bob rode past toward the tavern. The boys dashed on, but the Indians had been waiting for them, no doubt, and now seemed to spring from everywhere in a instant. The greater part of them seeme d tQ rush toward Dick, and the latter now hissed: "Ml/oke a dash through the woods and alon


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEE8 3 the river, Bob. They are making a set for me, and I think you can escape." Dick then darted off in the direction opposite to that he wished Bob to take, and in a moment the greater part of the Cherokees were after him. Bob obeyed his injunction, and shot off toward the river at a different point than that where the redskins were appl'oaching. Arrows, tomahawks, and bullets flew afte1 him, but he lay along his horse's neck and the various missiles passed over his head. Making a shai;p turn, he dashed along the river bank at the foot of a slope, and with a line of trees between lljm and the redcoats. The Cherokees were more anxious to catch Dick, apparently, although they would have been glad to have Bob, but they wei;e forced to let the latter go or lose both. They quickly surrounded Dick and pulled him from hi s hol'se, but did not get the latter, as the young patriot said sharply: "Away with you, Majo,r!" The intelligent animal flew up the :road, three or four of the Cherokees snatching at the bridle rein and all being upset in the road. Dick was quickly hurried away into the wood s , the Indians going upstream and well away .from the ,road. Here his pistols were taken away ;from him, and he was secured to a t:i:ee with his hands tied behind his back. Dick looked around. him, and saw a number of white men disguised as Indians in the party. "These fellows are Tories or renegades,'' he muttered. "I am af7aid that something is going to happen. The presence of the redcoat at the tavern aroused my s uspjcions ev en more than the signs of the Indians I had seen. I am afraid that there will be a general attac upon the district, and, unless the alarm is given, there will be much bloodshed." One of the Cherokees, wearing a blanket and the full-plumed he:J. d-dress of a chief, presently approached Dick and said: "Paleface boy chief die; Onogonoh say it." "I suppose I will, some day," returned Dick. "Why does the chief Onogonoh wish to take my life?" "White boy chief kill,)llany of my braves, must die." -"The Liberty Boys have only killed the Che:i:o kees when they have killed the whites and destroyed their property. We have never attacked you unless w e were rovoked to it. Go away now and you will not be molested." "Paleface take Injuns' land, paleface must die,'' doggedly. "And you have killed innocent wom,en and children, and scalped he]pless prisoners. Don't tell me of the evil deeds of the whites. Your own are greater." Then one whom Dick to be a white man came forward and said in the assumption of the tones of an Indian : "Paleface show way to fort, he no die; give up Liberty Boy, horses and tent, he Jive." "You are an impostor!" cried Dic k. " pu are nn more an India n than I am. If I d'> nnt mis take, yo u are a Tory, and your name is Radcliff p-,,1bam, generally called Rad Diinham." Dick had see n the man around the district, recogni zed him almost at once. '"Huh! you shouldn't have tried to talk like a Injun, Rad!" roared a white man, also disguised like an Indian. "Yes, and you ar_e another," declared Dick. "You are Bijah Needham, and you have been warned out of distiict Ninety-Six for theft. You in ult the reds by pretending to be one of them." "Huh! you'd to kept still yourself, B "je," laughed R a d, w!jj1e others whom Dick knew to be whites despite tneir -paint and feathers, slunk out of sight or turned their heads. The two. detected Tories stepped back, and the Cherokee said: "Bo)r chief way into fort, give up horse and other Libe:rt:y Boy?)• "No, 1 will not:" in a firm tone. "Then Onogonoh cannot save , paleface boy cil:ief die!" "Better so than betray my friends,'' returned Dick firmly. A .number of the Cherokees gathered about, sa.ying taunting things to ick, but he Pick. "That you will n.ever d() ' ' Dick replied. Two O J.' three of the Cherokees now came np and r e leased Uick from the tree, hut a;d not untie either hi_s h :;mds OT h i s feet. They him down to the bank of the river, and placed him in a kneeling posture upon the C'.lke o;f ice, with h is bands bound behind hil11

THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES betrayed no sign of weakness, and only he himself knew that there was a prayer on his lips first for aid, and then :(or pardon. Nowhere could he see any sign of coming aid, but courage did not fail him, and he :res olved, if need be, to die like a hero. Help was coming, however, although he knew it not. When Bob Estabrook escaped from the Cherokees, he dashed ahead, looked back presently, saw Major coming, and, when he was far enough away to ):>e safe, reined in and called to Dick's horse to halt. The intelligent animal knew Bob well, and obeyed. In a moment Bob had changed horses and went on at a gallop, making much better time on Dick's than on his o wn, the bay follo wing at good speed. It was five or six miles to the camp of the Liberty Boys, but on. Major Bob could make this in half an hour, and he knew enough of the Indians to know that they would not do anything to Dick at once, but would want to keep him in an agony of suspense before they attempted any tortures, making him run the gantlet or anything of that sort. He rode on at full speed, knowing that he had no time to lose, and yet not fearing that he would _get back in time to prevent anything happening to Dick . He rode into the camp at last and startled the boys by crying: "Dick is in the hands of Cherokees. Get ready, a score of you, and go to rescue!" Mark Morrfaon, the second lieutenant, Ben Spurlock, Sam Sanderson. Jack Warren, and over a dozen others, all ridi;ng fleet horses, y.rer e off like a shot to get their horses ready, and others were only a little behind. They all esteemed Dick highly, and there was not a boy in the troop who would not go to his rescue in a moment, or even give up his life to save the young captain if that were necessary. In a sur prisingly short time a s core of the . boys were ready, and, with Bob in the lead, set off toward the river and the point where Bob had last see n Dick. For a time they rode on at full speed with no caution, but at length, coming in sight of the river, filled v..-ith cakes of ice , they grew more wary, not wishing to be seen by the .Indians. "If they see u s, they will kill Dick to spite us," decla red Bob, "so we must be cautious." There was a range of hills running down to the river, and Bob and a numbe1 of the boys got into the pass and hurried along toward a point quite close to where the young lieutenant judged the Indians would be lying. He could reconnoiter from this point, at any rate, and, dismounting a dozen of the boys, he hurried on. Creeping to the top of a little hill, Bob looked over the xidge cautiously. . "Jove!" he gasped. "There is not a moment to lose!" Then he waved his hand to the boys, and in another moment they were all dashing over the hill and down to the rescue of Dick . CHAPTER III.-A Plucky Rescue. The Cherokees pushed still harder o,n the ice cake, and the current soon caught it and bore it faster from s hore. Bound, and ko.neeling 0!1 the cake of ice, Dick was helpless. The Indians pushed the floe toward the rapids with poles. Just then Bob and s ome of the Liberty Boys caipe around the hill on a run, brandishing their weapons. One of the redskins, hearing the boys coming, gave an extra shove on his pole, when it snapped in two, and let him into the icy water with a great splash. The p o le of the other Indian slipped as the jce cake turned, and down he went on his knees, narrowly escaping falling into the water. On <;_ame the gallant boy s with a shout, and now _ more o f them appeared at the base of the hill a little above the !'.apids. ,The Cherokees began to fall back i n great haste, not knowing how many of the b oy s t here might be. "Get p ole s and stop it !'1 veiled Bob, the injunction being addres ed to the boys with him as well as t o those behind. One of the Indians, feaTing that Dick would escape after all, suddenly raised his rifle to fire at the imperiled lad. Crac.k ! There was a report, but the Indian had .not discharged rifle. Jack Warren, one of the boys with ;Bob, had seen Dick's peril. He already !:).ad his musket in his hand, and it was but the work of a moment, therefore, to throw it to hi s shoulder, take a quick but sure aim, and fire . Jack Warren was one of the deadshots of the Liberty Boys , so there was no missing when he took aim. The swift-winged messenger of death struck the Cherokee, and he fell in his tracks, the rifle falling into the watei and going off as it fell. Another Cherokee aimed at Dick, but never had a chance to pull the trigger, as a bullet from Ben Spurlock's musket hit him and tumbled him into the water, w here he was swept down toward the rapids. The Cherokee who had fallen in the water came up under the cake of ice on which Dick was kneeling, and stayed its progress for some moments, by which time Bob and a number o f the boys were at the bank. The half-frozen and nearly strangled Cherokee got away from the ice cake, and came to the surface, the cake beginning to go on again. "Stop that cake of ice, you red derrum, or I'll send a into y ou ! " cried Bob. The man may not have understood the words, but he certainly read Bob's gestures and tones Shivering with the cold, and his clothes half rrozen upon him, he swam to the cairn and thTew his weight on the end. It retarded the p1ogress of the cake, and now three of the boy s came running up with long poles having forked ends. One of them fastened the fork of his pole in the ropes securing Dick's arms, while another turned the cake of ice partly around with his. The third reached out with hi s to the Cherokee on the ice cake, and Bob shouted: "Take hold of that and we'll spare your life." he Indian understood, sei zed the pole, and hel q on doggedly while the Liberty Boys, with the aid of one or two others, pulled it in. The cake of ice was drawn out of the current and toward the bank, and Dick was safe, although he had had a narrow escape. Bob and Mark quickly got him off, cut the cords about his arms and legs, and found his hat and greatcoat on the ground__near the tree where he had first been secured. T,hen Bob said to the Cherokee who had helped them:


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES 5 , "Get away from here as fast as you can. As Imi g as you behave yourself, you need have no fear of us, but if we catch you at your old tricks we will shoot you just as s oon as look at you!" "Injun be white boy's .friend," said the Chero kee, hurrying away, his buckskin garments frcr <3n upon him. Bob's horse had been taken along, and on the return he rode it, Dick being on Major as usual. " \Ve must not lose any time," said the young patriot captain. "The Cherokees are determi:ned t o attack beyond a doubt, and we must give warning withou t delay. They may be on their way there now, for all we know.' ''Som e of them are not!" muttered Mark grim ly. There were a number of motionle$S figures lying on the snow-covered g:i:_ound, whichgave ample explanation of Mark's words. The boys r.:ide on at a gallop, and shortly came upon another detachment of the troop riding in great haste. They were Jed by two boys riding a pair C'f well-matched sorrels, and were generally known as the two Harrys, their names being Harry Thurber and Harry Juds on. ''There is a large party of Cherokee s going toward the farther edge of 51 istrjct Ninety-Six," said Harry Juds on. "We caught sight of them mC'Ying rapid!. , and warned so me of set tlers." "Forward, boy s !" cried Dick, who did not seem to have s uffered any from his exposure on the ice cake, and had all h is customary vigor. "We mui::t do what we can." "The rest of the Liberty Boys going that way," continued Harry. "But we thought it was best to tell you about it." "That was quite right. Forward, boys!" "After the Cherokees!" cried Bob, and the boys all cheered. "We will get after them," declared Dick, "and without delay. "The:i:e are whites with. these red marauders, and they should be punished more severely than any." It was quite dark by this time, and there could be no following the marauders that night, but the trail could be taken up in the morning, a s it was well known which direction the Cherokee s would go, and it was decided therefore to wait till daylight, and then begin a well-organized pursuit of the Chernkees, who were to be fol lowed determinedly till they were fom;id and punished severely for their atrocities . A pursuing party from the fort would be made u p and, with the co-onexat io n of the Liberty Boys, a most determined' effort would be made to find punish the In,dians as well a s their white abc>tt ors. The boy s now made their way t o the camp in a body. and proceeded to settle down for the night. The fire s were ieplen:ished, sup pers c ooked and eaten, the guards set, and vadC US necessary thing done . such a>; mending sad dles and harness, cleanin g mu skets a n d. pistol$ , anrl looking after uniform$. After supper Dick said to Bob, as they sat in front o the farmer's tent: "I haYe an idea, Bob. I don't know if it mnrmnts to anything, but I think we might t:r:y it." "Y ou r ideas are generally good, Dick," Bob answered. 'There was that major, at the tavern. We.,did not see im after our escape from the place. He wa no with the Cherokees, either at their camp oi: a:fte ward." . about him, D ick?" earnestly. "He may still be at the tavern or near it." "Well?" eagerly. "If we c ould catch him, Bob, it would be a great thing. We might learn more of the enemy's plans than we could otherwise discover." "So we could. Do you think he is at the tav-ern yet, Dick?" "He may be, and I think it is worth trying." "Yes, s o it is." "The major is one who loves comfort, and I think that he will be apt to J,"emain there, considering the weather and everything. He does not imagine that any one suspects his being there, as he no doubt thinks that we were both captured hy the Cherokee s, and no one else except the Torie$ knew of his presence." Having saddled their hor e s , Dick and Bob set out fo the tavern at full spe e d, beng well protected from co.Id and ieelinsinvigorated by the sharp. crisp air. It was not late, although cmite dark, the sun setting early, and the sky being now thickly overcast with every sign of a c oming storm. CHAPTER IV.-An Unexpected Slip. The road was generally good, and they went on at good speed, their horses having had just rest enough to put them in good condition. and mile after mile was left rapidly behind, although they did not travel at the speed that Bob had made when going after the Liberty Boys. At length the lights of the tavern were seen, and Dick said: -'We must be cautiou , Bob. If they hear us they will come out, as the landlord wj)l be look in g foi; customers , ::nd glad to have them on a night like this." They rode on less rapidly, and drew up in a spot at one side of the tavern, where they blanketed their horses and left them, safe from the wind and the cutting gus ts. There were not as many lights burning in the tavern a one might have expect ed, and. Dick judged that the place was not very well patronized, as much for precautionary reasons as on account of the weather. "I think we will go in as quietly as we can," h e whi spered to Bob. "There is a reai; door which I think will serve better than the front." T 'he boys went i:;:t with no nois3, the wind making plenty, however, rattling the w i ndows and causing the swinging sign outs ; de to creak and groan, aJJd then Dick beard a young woman say impatiently : "There will be no one here to-night, and there is little need o:t $it t ing up. Thel"e will be n? one a b r oad to-night after what has happened at NinetySjx, and it were better that we closed up and went t o bed." "That is the woman who showed such reluctance to wai ting on us this mornin g, " whls pered Dick. ' 'Since when were you the mistress of the inn, Miss Phyliss?" asked anothe1 young woman,


6 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES "There is the party in the sitting room, who will require much attention before he seeks 11is bed, and Maste1 Humphrey will not be for closing so long as there is to be a shilling addea to hi" worship's score." "Let him wait on him, then," impatiently. "It will take three boys to get him to bed, and it i s not likely that he will eat any more, what with all the punch he has consumed. Thes e redcoats drink more than they eat at all times." "He does not, then, for he has ordered a ven ison pie, and it is in the oven at this moment, and you will be asked to serve it. Don't be wudish, Phyllis. The major gives a crown for eve1y kiss he takes, and you love money as well as any one." There was a call from somewhere at this mo ment, al\d a scurrying of feet along the passage, which was left clear for the boys. They advanced rapidly and cautiously, peered in at the tapr o om w e1e there were only two or three sleepy potboy.s, and then into the bar, where Giles himself sat half asleep by the fire with a mug of steaming punch beside him. Voices were heard in the little sitting room, and Dick recognized that of the major he had met earlier in the day, and those of the two women. The two daring boys advanced rapjdly and entered the little sitting room, w_here the major was enjoying himself at the fire, his feet stretched out and his head thrown back, the wreaths of smoke curling slowly upward from his long-stem med clay pipe. Dick whipped a cloth from a • table at hand and stole quickly foxward, Bob at his side. When B 0b snatched the pipe from the majo.r's mouth, Dick threw the dou bled cloth ove r his head, drawing jt tjght and kno ting it behind. Then, as the major sprang to his feet, somewhat unsteadily, both .boys seiz ed him, held his arms clo s e to his sides, and lmr ried him out into the passage and along it to the rear door. As they reached this they heard .some one corning from the k itchen. They swung open the door and hurried their prisoner out without being seen, and then Dick said: "Hurry to the barn, Bob, and get the major's horsmfortable lodging on such a dreadful night. "We would have brought your greatcoat if we could hav": found it, major," laughed Dick, "b_,t the many Jugs of punch that you have taken tfiis evening ought to be able to keep out the cold. It is a matter of five or six miles only and we will go faster that you may get them 'over the sooner." '.J.'hey did go .faster, the major sputtering and usmg a lot of bad language every time the wind blew the snow in his face. "You will pay for this, you young rebels!" he t;rrowled. "H:;ive you no respect for my rank and position?" "I think you are a rank humbug myself," laughed Bob. "One would imagine you were a general by the airs you put on. You are responsible for the uprising of the redskins and that is the only •reason we want you, for are by no means :p1oud of your company." The major made no reply, and at that mo-ment there came a stronger gust than before 'bringing with it a blinding mass of snow which blotted out the road, the major, and everything. '.The boys we:re forced to draw rein and lower their befo:e the blast, and then, all of a sudden, Dick missed the man at his side al-though the horse was still there. ' "Where is the major, Bob?" he shouted when able to get .his breath. ' ."I don't Jove! the rascal has gone, slipped off his horse behind. I thought he was uncommonly uneasy." The gale passed, and Dick dismounted, and began to look along the road, all being dark He thought he might hear the ma; or detect the Cl"UIJChing of the snow under his feet, but there was nothing to be h eard. There was nothing for it, apparently, but to let the man go, and the young captain threw the torch down the gully and went back to his hors e, Bob following. . 1:'hey mounted and were away in a moment, nd1i;g at a g'?Od rate, and hearing nothing of the escaped pnsoner or of the Tories. Reaching camp, they were heartily welcomed by the Libert Boys, who, while they were sorry that the_ prisoner escaped, were nevertheless greatly mterested m hearmg of their adventure. CHAPTER V.-Among the Tories . In the morning the Liberty Boys set out after the Che:rokees, determined to punish them for their atrocities, and to hang the Tories who had joined with them in the attack on the settlers of


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES 7 District Ninety-Six. A strong detachment also left the fort for the same purpose, and it was likely that the redskir.s would recei ve a rough handling if they were soon come up w ith. TJ1e snow that had fallen during the n jght had partly obliterated the trail left by the Cherokees, but the general direction they would take was known, and s o this was of little moment. There was an old trail through the wood s , and the boys followed it, 'finding the Toad much better than mght have been expected. They saw no sign of the Cherokees that day until nearly dark, and then the trail was not :fresh, s o that Dick knew that tbey weTe n o t very n ear the enemy. The boys now res t e d for the night, setting the p ickets , lighting fires, and making themselves as comfortable a pos ible. After supper Dick out along the trail to reconnoiter, for it was po11sible that the Indians m ight be nearer than he thought. and he wished to be sure of this. Although the tra il of the Cherokees w:;ts not very jresh, they might have t:i.ken a long rest, not expecting tha t the settlers were pursuing them, and Dick wi shed to learn this before retiring. He foJlowed the trail through the woods without difficulty, although there was not much light, only a few tars being seen at intervals. He went on for s ome little di stance, and could no longer see the camp fires behind when he noticed a light ahead oj h;m. "Can that be a campfire?" he re:tlected. "It is not very big, at any rate. I shall have to investigate it." He went on at a good gait, the fi:re growing brighter and bdghter, till at last he noticed fig ures sitting around it, and one or two rude shacks built for shelter. Going on with greater caution an I keeping in the s h a de s o that he might not be observed, he a t last c nme near enough to hear vo,ices and distiJ1g ui s h words, wh1m he learned that the men about the fire were not Indians, but white . Going he recognized among the m Rad Dunham, B1Je Needham, and Potter Walke1. t h e Tori e s whom he h'ld seen among the Cherok e e s at the river. There was another whose b :i ck wa toward him. but who seemed. to be f a mi iar, and ye t he c ould not place him for the mom imt. "I don't see the n e ed o f goin"' on w 'th the Injuns ,'' gr<'" " led R'J.d. "They'll be goi n g in _to own country, a n d we don't w a n t to tu1 n lnJun . There'll be better chances a ound where we was ." "Certainly," replied P.ij e. " I don't reckon there's any one comi)1g after Ui'l , and wh o' s going to know tha t we w::i w i t h t h e Inju n s ? They didn't reckerni:>:e u s ." "The only thing I'd Jjke ter tay f u r i s ter git one o' them g a l s what the I njul1$ has,'' muttered one of the others . Then the m a n w ith his back to Dick and who wore a blanket over h i sho ulder , spoke up, proving to h is grea t a stonishment to be the major. "You ought to kno w the s aucy young r e bel s better than to think that they wm Jet you go off this way,'' he said. "Go back if you wan to be hanged. If you don't -want to go with the Indians, come with me, where you will pe safe." "I reckon Major Duncan is right abJut it," de-clared Walker. "There are fellers at Ninety-Six what would be glad to see u s , so they CJuld hang u s. There's Ben Fuller and Zachry Oldham and Jos h Filkins, and a lot of others. They us with the Cherokees, don't you be afraid, and you can't fool 'em." "Why, two of the infernal young rebels came to the taven1 and took me .. -0ut right under the noses of everybody,'' muttered the redcoat, "and only for a sudde n blas t that made them stop and gave ll;le a chance to get off my horse, they would have carried me into camp." "Yes, they're a pesky lot of young fellows, and once they make up their minds to a thing t hey're bound to carry i t out." "So they are. They would have had me if I had not fallen down a gully I knew nothing about, sliding on my back for a hun a r ed yards an,d narrowly escapin g be ing br a h 1ed. hey would have go n e d wn after me if t11ey had seen any signs of m e ." '.'.1'<:1 like to get fh e Runyon gal,'' muttered Rad. Well, p erhaps the Indians will sell her to you," answered major. "I am not going on w ith I 11. make them give me a pony, and I tlunk if I said so they'd give you the girl. I s she fond of you?" "No; she hates me wuss'n pison but that don't make any difference. When I' mar:ry her I reckon she'd learn to do as I said." '':You go with me, and let the red rascals go way, and we'll arrange it," said the redcoat. Dick was leaning against a tree on the edge o:J; a little bank, lo o k ing down upon the group and unseen by them. He judged that the kees were not very far away, but this he could not determine, and wi s hed that the Tories or the would something that would give him more definite information. "I reckon we mought along o' you major " muttered Rad, "but we'll have to catch' up wiih the Injuns fust, s o's to get the gal, and they';e a s much as--" Leanii:g forward. to catch every word that the '.l'ory s a ;cl, D i ck d i d not know that there was an excavation under the i oot s of the tree at the other side of and that it was not very s t rong to begJn with. AU at once t h e r e wa a snap and a era h, and D i c k was thrown forward, clown the b ank, and almost ,,jn t o the fire around w h ich. t h e s'ttin!!,". They sprang to their fee t w ith sfartlecl excl amations but befo 're they t h a t D ick wiVi among them, he had sent t h e foe flying in a ll d;rection with :;i. few. vig. orous a t t he sam e di s ch'.1rgmg Jus pi s tol s rapidly and making a lot of The men s cattered this way and that not knowing but that a regiment was up: m them and in a mome n t a ll was dark, the fire bein,.; s c a ttered and ex t in g ui s h ed . Then Dick sped away, upsetting a m a n i n t o whom he ran, and by the time Rad h a d s e i zed one of the e mbers and w a ved it into a blaze the d aring boy was out of sight. The farther he got from the fire the haTd.e r it woulQ, b e for them to ee h i m, and he ke11t out of sight, m aking litt le noise as he hur ried on over the s now, taking care to ke e p on the crust, so as to leave no trac k s . The Tories followed the d i rection the y thought he would take, but went ast:i:ay, and 'n a few minutes


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEE S Di ck had gained considerably upon them, and were till wondering why he had not fallen out, would gain still more if nothing happened. Then Dick was hunying off in the darkness toward he suddenly heard footsteps in another direct:he camp. tion, heard the twang of a bowstring, and "They make a lot of fuss over one person! " he the whiz of an arrow. There were Indians * _muttered, with a dry laugh, as he went on, the about. shouts of his pursuers growing fainter and CHAPTER Vl.-A Partial Resc ue. The instant that Dick heard the foot<;tep he dropped to the ground, and as a consequence the arrow flew over his h,ead and struck a tree close at hand. In a moment he fired in the irection the arrow had come, and soo heard a fierce shriek. '.llhe Intlians ad keener sight than the Tories, and they had seen him where the others had not. Then torcnes began to gleam here and there, and now the Tories began to call to the Cherok ees and to hasten in their direction. Dick got behind the tree in the dee\) shadow. hurried on over the crust, and presently reached an overhanging limb and drew himself up int o th<> thic1< h"'f\nches of a He left no footprints on the snow below, and the leaves were too thick fol ' the light to penetrate even if the Indians came directly beneath him, which they might n o t do . "Hallo! That you, Tall Pine?" shouted Rad Dunham. Wbere paleface boy chief?" was the fainter every moment. The boys were greatly interested in hearing that the Tories were within a reasonable distance, and that the Cherokees were probably not very much farther off, and anticipated coming up with them the next day. The b oys laughed, and in a short time the camp was again quiet, a strict watch being kept for enemies, a1thongh eve1y one see med to be fast asleep. As soon as it was light the Liberty Boys set out again in pursuit of the Cherokees, Dick being dete1mined to overtake and. punish them and to re cue the girls. They had cruel and crafty enemies to battle with, but they were all brave boys, and full of determination, and the more difficult their tas k :;;eemed the m ore they were resolved to accom lis h it. At noon the boys halted, and as the signs of fudians were quite fre& h , Dick determined to go ahead and endeavor to learn how near they were to them. Disguising h imself in backwoods garb, and carrying a long rifle, he took an ordinary horse, Major beinir too well known, and set out. Pushing on rapi dly, he .finally saw the camp ahead of him, and went on in the most unconcerned man ner possible. As he approached, the Indians "Huh! reply. up, looked at him s uspiciously, and the chief, Ono gonoh, came out of his tent and said, with a grunt: ' 1U gh ! .Hunter come from i1aleface camp! " "Well, I Teckon r do!" drawled Dick. "\\'here i s it?" Other Tories and other Cherokees came passing the tree in which Dick was hidden. "I donno. RecRon you ought to know. Here's tracks." They were s ome Dick had made before the Indians had espied him, the searchers fol them. Then they suddenly ceased near a little gull y which Dick had not seen. The Indians and Tories looked abouf, and even entered the gully, but could find no trace of the missing boy. They were getting "farther and farther away from him eve1y minute, but they were in the path that he wanted to take, and so he must wait till they reti;rned, or else make a detour. The lights grew dimmer, and the voices fainter, and then Dick came down and hurried on in the very path taken by the Tories and Cb.ero kees. He did not need a torch, for he knew the direction in which he must go, and at length he saw the lights plainer, the searchers now com i n g back. He seized the limb of a tree, made plenty of tracks, and w himself up among the thick branches. Then he made his way into another tree close t o the first, and let himself do w n, stepping on ground from which the snow had been blown away, and which was frozen too hard to leave an imp ession. From here he glided rapidly from tree to tree, keeping to the right of the Indians. He finally reached a tree where_the banches hung close to the ground, and here h & crept in, entirely hidden from sight. on rnpidly, the Indians snddenly saw the tree whic11 Dick had climbed into and where he had left the prints of his feet. 1l 'hey gathered around it ex citedly, talki.n g in sharp, short entences, and finally discharging their riiies an'\d een the before. "Ifo .. in't seen no rebe ls," he replied. " I come this way," 1Jointing to the east, which was the direction he had come when observed, although hi s c!:tmp lay to the north . "What hunter want?" questioned the chief. "Donno a, I want nothin'. A feller kin travel tb' s trail, I J :ec kon , without bein' suspicioned? What rebel. did you mean? I hain't seen none. You gr-f white gals a>; w ell as men with ye, I s ee . WheTe mought ye be goin'?" Rad and Bije came up at this moment, and looked sharply at ick, but did not recognize him in his disguise. Dick saw two white girls for a moment in one of the teepees, and s uspected that they were the one s they were seeking. Onogonoh still looked suspicious, but the supposed backwoodsman's reasoning was g oo d, and the chief was not certain that his suspicions had any substantial ground. "Hain't seen the rebel s, have ye?" asked Rad. " No, I hain't," and from this poiJ;lt , this was tn1e, as he never admitted that .he was a rebel, calling h imse l f a patrlot. "Huh! >d1me ye allowin' ye mou ght be goin', stranger?" "Where':er it happens to suit," slowly. "I'm lookin' for a nke gal. Would either o' them you've got put \lP with a feller like me, do you reckon?" "Huh! on<' o' them gals is mine," muttered Rad, a low tone.


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES 9 The chief had gone away, and now Rad step ped aside and beckoned to Dick, who nodded carelessly, and then dismounted. Leading his horse, he walked after Rad and said: "You wanted to say something to me, I reckon." "Yes, I did. One o' them gals is the gal I want to marry, but the Injuns have got 'em, and won't give 'em up. Do ye suspect we could get 'em away from the Injuns? If we can, you can have one and I'll take t'other." ''The Injuns want 'em for s9uaws , hey?" "Yes, but I reckon the gals don't want t o go with 'em." "You get up a row with the Injuns , all you white men, and then I'll get the gals qut'n the teepee durin' the melee, and go like Sam Hill into the woods, the way I come. There's ponies there, I suppose." "Yes, back o' the teepee. You kin see 'em by goin' a bit to one side, but I reckon I'll work with you while the other fellers are makin' the hullabaloo with the Injuns . " "Maybe that would be better," agree Dick, who meant to lead Rad into the camp of the Liberty Boys in that case. "You set around kind o' promis c'ous 'Yhile I see the other fellers. There's a redcoat here what's been tryin' to make the Injuns give up the gals, but they're obstinit, and won't. They won't suspicion nothin' if ye set around quiet." Rad then called up the others and the major, Dick keeping put of sight of the latter, however, for fear of being recognized, and tne consu1tation began. The Indians seemed to suspect nothing, and paid little attention, preparing their mid-day meal and looking after the horses and ponies. Dick crept unnoticed to the back of the teepee where he had seen the gi Is, and whispered: "Get ready for a surprise. We are going to get you away from here-not these 1'ory rascals, but the Liberty Boys." "Who is that?" asked one of the girls within. "Dick Slater. I am pretending to be working with the Tories, but I mean to cheat them; s o be ready as soon as you hea:r; any di sturbance." "Very well; we will." , "It's all right," whispered Rad. "G;et your hoss and be ready. The fuss will sta:i:t in a minute." The major now began to talk angrily t o the chief, Bije Walker and the other going up and joining in. The major threatened the chief, a_nd several braves came up, and then the Tones joined in and made a great noise, one firing a shot as if at the chief. "Now!" said Dick. He and Rad dashed up to the teepee a s the girls came out. Dick caught up one, called his horse, put her in the saddle, and dashed away, Rad trying to take another, but receiving a sharp blow in the face instead. "Quick-get on your pony!" Dick cried. Some of the redskins saw him, however, and gave the alaim, others quickly preparing to give chase. There was a melee at once between the Tories and the Cherokees, and the greatest confusion ensued. The girl w ho had struck Rad got. on a pony and set out after Dick, but was quickly s eized by three Indians and prevented from escaping. Dick got 3iway, firing a shot a1 the fo1 emost Cherokee, and tumbling him fron: hi s pony with a bad flesh wound in the shoulder. Others followed Dick , while some surrounded the teepees and prevented the Tories from approaching them, while still others threatened them wit11 instant death if they attempted any treachery. "I am afraid that you will be the only one tc escape," said Dick to the girl with him. "Yes, that was Sophie's fault, but she detests Rad Dunham, and won't let him even speak to her. I thought she understood. I would have gone with the fellow as long as you were about, and I knew you were going to the camp of the Liberty Boys." "\ell, we may do better next time," replied Dick, as he iode o n at. good speed, the Indians bein g unable to come up with him. Arrow and bullets flew after them, but the ti:e es weTe fo the way and .Dick escaped without i,njiuy . On, and on he went till the sounds of pursuit died out, and at last he reached the camp, where he was received with every demonstration of joy. CHAPTER VIl.-The Cherokee s Alarmed. The girl whom Dick had rescued was Jennie Runyon, for whom Rad Dunham professed a great liking, while she thorough] ' despised the man,. "If you had taken Sophie, she would have gone with you in a m oment," Jennie said: "but I happened to be first, and she hates Rad Dunham, and wouldn't even let him rescue her." "Well, it was too bad, of course, but it could not be helped, and there is little use . in crying 'over spilled milk. We will try again, and let us hope that we may do better." The boys were soon ready to set out again, and. as the .advance guard left the camp some of the men from Ninety-Six came up, among them being the rescued girl's father. The boys ,,-ent on, and at length came to tpe camp of the Chero kees. T,hey found no one there, J 1owever, the Indians havfog taken the alarm, evidently, and deJ?arted in haste. Ther e were signs of a com ing stor;m, and Dick concluded that it was bett e! to halt and make comfortable rathe1 than push on in the d ark and in the face of a storm. Darkness quickly followed the going down o f the sun, but the fire:" were lighted, the horses put under she ter, andeverything done to make the boys snug and comfax table. Ben Spurlock was on guard at the ed g e of the camp some time after supper, when he heard a footstep, and gave the fire near .him a stir, having an idea that the stranger was a visitoT from the other camp, not far away. He saw a boy homespun with a rough greatcoat and a coouskm cap and serviceable shoes approaching. "Hallo, who are you?" .he asked. "Oh, I'm Ji.m," the boy answered simply. "Can see the captain?" • " I shouldn't wonder. What's your othe:t" name, Jim?" "Wilkins," shortly. Ben imitated the sonnd of a woodbird, and \n a few moments Sam Sanderson came up.


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES "Take this boy, Jim Wilkins, t o the captain's will not know the " difference, and you will be tent, Sam," said Ben. "He wants to join the more comfortable and :ride better than in others." Liberty Boys." "Then shall I tell father?" Dick was sitting by a fire in front of his tent "Yes, and ask him to come over. Jack, you with Bob and Mark when Sam and the strange can go back with Jim," s miling. "I think you boy came up. had better stick to that name. It will save ex "This is Jim Wilkins, captain. He wants to p1anations." join the Liberty Boys." "Com e along, Jim," chuckled Jack. "Sit down, Jim. There's a log. So you want Jennie came back an hour later with her to join the Liberty Boys, do you?'' greatcoat white with snow, and Sam, who was "I reckon I would, captain," was the reply, , then on duty, said with a laugh: but the boy remained standing, a.nd seemed a bit "Well, that looks as if we were having some confused. weather. I , am afraid we cannot get after the "How old are you, Jim?" Cherokees if that sort of thing keeps up." "Sixteen, captain." "I reckon the farther south we go the better "H'm! you are for your age. Where do it'll be," muttered Runyon, who followed. "Capyou live?" "tain in?" "At Ninety-Six, captain. I have been with the "Yes," Sam returned, and the girl and her men, but I thought it would be better--" father went on. . . . .Jack Warren came along and began to whistle, It sno;ved durrng mght, and causing Mark to look up and s mile, he and Jack the boys progress the next mornmg was somebeing great chums. Jack had a habit of whis:vhat slow,. but they proceeded nevertheless, betling when anything odd struck him, causing it mg . determmed to overtake the <;!herokees and to blaze up and throw a strong light upon the pums h them and :r:escue the . captives they had strange boy' s face. . tll;ken away. As Dick ha9 said_. v_ery few of the "So you are Jim Wilkins, eh?" laughed Dick. Liberty B oys suspected Jim W1lkms to be "I don't think that is nearly as good a name as than wha_t he passed for, those wh? Jennie Rnnyon." we:r:e cautioned _not to say anythmg, the maJo:r:1ty Jack vYent on whistling, Mark grinned, Bob ti:kmg everytb_mg for granted, and regardmg laughed outright, and the new boy looked greatJim as .a bo y hl;ce . 1y confused and blushed deeply. Puslung on as rap1dly possible, the at "You can't fool the captain miss " declared. came to a of .ravrne throug h w_h1ch the Jack. ' ' trail. l ed, and Dick: decided to proceed with s?me "Nor you, either, in this case, Jack," returned that the Cherokees. might Mark. "\So that is what you were whistling be lymg wait fo1 them, the place bemg exabout, is it?" cellentl y . a dapted for a:'l. ambush. He "How did you guess it, captain?" asked Jen-ahead :n1th half a 9ozen the boys, not noticmg nie masquerading undex the name of Jim Wil-that Jim, a s Jenni.e to be ca_lled, was a!!1ong. them. girl hung back a httle, a!1d " Oh, I remembered,'' simply. " Does any one Dick. did not notic::e her, Jack. Warren,_ who did, e lse know of this?" keepmg by_ her side but nothmg. The "Yes, father fixed me up. I want to go on and help get poor Sophie away from the I n.dians, and he thought I'd be in better company than with tl;l.e men. He thought you wouldn't know the difference." Jack whistled again, Mark grinned, and Bob laughed outright. . "I guess your father doe sn't know Dick Slater very we11," he said. "What did you think yourself?" . s upposed Jnn rode a h'.lrse hke many another boy, and there was nothing in that to betray her, as many girls in fhe Carolinas rode astride, the same as boys. Jenni e had a rifle slung over her shoulder, but as they went on she carried it in her hands, ready to i1se at a moment's notice, as did many of the bc,>ys. T11ey went on for some little di stance without seeing anything, but presently Dick began to notice signs which indicated the presence of Indians, and he proceeded with more "Oh, I thought I would pass all right. boy on guard and the one -who brought me did not notice anything strange.'' The caution. The boys did tl1e same, holding their here weapons in readiness. not knowing when they might need them. All of a sudden Jennie saw the plumed topknot of an Indian come s lowly up behind a clump of bushes, and then a rifle barrel l?rotrude a short distance below it. The Indian was in such a position that Dick did not see him, and it was not certain if any of the other boys did. "Perhaps ,not," replied Dick. "Well, if you really want to go to your friend, and think you can stand the hardshipi I don't see why you should not go with us. Your boy's clothe s will keep you warmer than your o wn would, and you will be treated wjth all consideration-more, no doubt, than if yo u remained with the men, who would 1.rnderstand your motive ." "Tben. l may remain \'vith you, eagerly. Dick was in danger, the rifle being pointed directly at him, and Jennie did not wait to alarm captain?" any one else. At once she threw her own rifle "Yes. but your father had better come with us. into position and fired. Crack! There was a sharp report, which awoke the echoes far and near and stai:tled the boys, as they had not expected anything of the sort. Ech0'.ling the report He 'Will think so himself, I guess, when he considers it.'' ""And yau think clothes?" "By all means. I had better keep on these came a shrill yell, and an Indian suddenly sprang into the air a)ld plunged forward, rolling down Many of the Ljberty Boys a little bank and lying motionless. In a mo-


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES 11 ment other Indians appeared, but at once tl'le boys opened fire upon them, not waiting to be attacked. Muskets and pistols rattled and cracked, fierce yells sounded, and a score or more. Cherokees came rushing out, thinking to take the brave fellows unawares. Each of the boys had three or four pistols, and some had even more than t:1at number, and the Indians, who rushed in expecting to find t ,hem unprepared, found them selves greatly surprised. They thought they eoul d rush in and scalp the boys befo1e they re bacted, but found themselves greatly mistake,n. Several fell before they discovered their mistake, and now other Liberty Boys came riding i. 1to the ravine at a gallop, attracted by the . of firing. In such a case there was ever ' delay, and B o b dashed in at once, with ,half • A Liberty B'lys at his back. The Cherokees ckly realized their mistake and ed, but fox SJ!'p e of them it was a fatal en-or, ana they . would never more trouble the settlers or the Liberty Boys. CHAPTER VIII.-Keeping Up the Fight. 'l'h.e Liberty Boys pushed on through the de file, 'keeping up a steady fire upon the Cher okees, never wasting a shot, and only firing when they were sure of h.itt ing something. The redskins returned the fire, but not so frequently nor with such good effect, very few of the boys being hit, and none seriously. They were not as coo l as the boys, and seemed a bit discouraged :-it their failure to surpr'se the latter, and at their pluck and determ"ation, while the boys themselves simply acted as they always d i d in a fight. whether with Indian s, redcoats, or any one else. •They knew that Dick Slater wanted them to their heads and lemai n co9l, and they did ther best to follow out h i s wishes, knowing that the cooler they remained the m'Jre chance they. h:id of succeeding. The Cherokees fell back, keeping up a certain resistance. but n0t j n the dogged manner they sometimes disp aved, and , J t w:ls readily seen that they had .'ttle hope of winning and were merely trying to save them5e1ves from an utter rout. The men from Ninety-Six and the soldiers fr..,m the fort were with the h0vs now, and all we:re del'ermined to keep u p the fight, every blow they dealt their cruel enemies co 1 nting so inut:th in their favor. On they wept th the de file, the Cherokees retreating rapidly when they found that the Liberty B?YS and t'heir allies were determined to give them all the punishment possible. The young patriots kept after them for two or three hours. and then, as evening was approaching, decided to halt, having been on the march tlrn better part of the day. It was likely that the redski n s wrmld keep on till afte..-d'lrk, 1->ut the boys knew that thev c,.,,,1r1 ,.,ve1take i:hP , a11cl were in no mood tn IT" 'lt. that t > me. They would keep up the fi!"l• ev0-i if they 1 ef'ted at this time, and if the rPflf' thrrnght they meant to abandon it thev wn•1lcl fin d ort their <'ITOr. At dui"k the fires were l igJ?.,ted, and the hoys busied themselves in m'lnv wavs, making camp, getting supper, looking after weapons, uniforms and harness , and patroling the neighborhood. Some little time after this Dick set out to scour the neighborhood, and see if there were any signs of the Cherokees or To1ies. The lat t e r might have beer. able to get possession of Sophie Woodhull, although the Cherokee chief had had dec ided objections to letting her go the last time that Dick ad seen him, and this he must detennine. He .se t off on foot, making his way moie by ]tis sense of direction than by any light he had, a s the moon and stars were hidden, and thei-e was little light in the woods. There was the trail, which was tolerably well trodden, apd easy to follow, and he took this, going on at a comparafrvely apid rate, all things cpnsidered. At length, after being some little time on the way, he sa\Y light at a considerable distance faint at first, but gradually growing larger and brighter as lie went on. "That js a cilmp fire," he said to himself, as he we;it on, and th.en he looked back to see if the camp fires of the Liberty Boys were visible. He could ot see them, and knew, therefore, that there was no danger to be feared from the men ahead if they weTe enemies. Thei::e was little chance t;bey were anything else, as there was no likeli hood that would be friends in this regi1m, aln:ost a wilderness. There was, of cour e, t e remote j>ossibility that they might be friends, but was more chance that they were enemies, and Dick concluded to go upon this l'upposition. Keeping steadil y on, the light gre Y and b:i;ighter, and was easily made out as a camp .fhe , and a large one. Then Dic k c ould see dal"k figure passing in front of the Jight at odn :md could at length make these out t n be lndians, f om their plumes, their dress. and their style o walk. "There i s a Jarge C-'.lmp the1 e," he said. "Still, I think we m i gccount o f the 1?.rger one. Around these sm lier fires the redskil s were gathered. there being no.,,e about the la Q"er oue , which i;:we out a con s;derahle heat a s well as light. ',I'he).e were t ee1lees, and and in front of one of +he lattei:, as Dick drew nearer and crouched bel1id a tl"ee , be aw a young girl and two little children. ' He recognized t11e girl as Sophie Wo0ece we-e teepees b<-t-.

12 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFI'ER THE CHEROKEES could attract the young girl's attention withou exciting the s uspicion of the Indians. There was a young Cherokee, hardly older than Dick himself, sitting on the gTound close by, gazing intently at Sophie, and it needed but a glance to tell the young captain that Sophie had made an impression upon him and that he had the most serious intentions of asking her to share his wigwam before very long. He watched her every motion, listened to her eve:r:y word, and, seemed entirely wrapped up in her and all she did, said or thought. CHAPTER IX.-A Daring Rescue. Removing his greatcoat and laying it along side a thick bush beside which he was crouching, Dick began to imitate the squeal of a little pig, backing away as he did so. In a few moments the sound attracted the attention of the amorous young Cherokee, and the thoughts of a good dinnex had a greater effect upon him for the moment than h is dreams of love in a wigwam. He presently arose and, looking about him, followed the direction of the -sounds which had attracted him, and diverted his thoughts from romance to the more practical subject of something to eat. "I'm glad he has gone," said Sophie, with great emphasis. "Re wa. s simply insufferable!" "Don't you think he wa . s funny, Sophie?" asked one of the children, a little girl. "No, I don't; I think he was stupid.!' Mea;ritime the young Indian did not seem to be able to come up with the little pig, which he could not see, although he could hear his squea l s and grunts very distinctly. At length, bearing the grunts close at hand and not hearing the pig moving, he threw himself i;;uddenly forward, expecting to seize the little animal by theleg. Instead of doing so, he found himself suddenly seized by the throat, and his face thrust deep into a snovvdrift, where he was unable to utter a sound. His hands were quickly brought behind him, and secured firmly by his own belt, his ankles being served in the same way with a striR of buckskin cut from his hunting shirt. Then, nearly stifled, he was turned over upon his back, and a gag of moss thrust into his mouth. Then Dick dragged him behind a s h1ub oak whose branches -nearly touched the ground, and secured his feet to the trunk so that he coul\l not creep back to he camp. Then he made his own way quickly back to where 'he had been, and found Sophie putting the two childTen to bed. He creJ?t cautiously up behind the shack, li1)tening intently for any suspicious sounds , slashed a ho e in the rude structure with his knife, and whis pered: "Sh! don't be surprised or cry out. I have come to res cue you." "Who is that'?" a sked Sophie. "Sh! Keep s till, children!" Dick cut a deeper slasp in the shack, and whispered: "Dick Slater, captain of the Liberty Boys. Quick-hand me one o f the children. Take the other and follow me with all haste. I know not when my presence may be detected." He had brought his greatcoat al0:>ng, and now, as Sophie passed the little boy to him, he wrapped the child up in it, waited for Sophie to come out with the little girl through the hole in the shack, and then hurried into the woods. "Take hold of the skirt of my coat,'' he said. "There is very little light, but I know the way. Later we can profit by the firelight, but not now. Don't make any noise, children. You are safe with Sophie and me." "Where is the ;funny Indian boy?" asked the little girl. "He has gone. Sh! Don't talk." Dick went on, as fas t as he could, and was beginning to congratulate himself upon having made g oo d h 'is escape, when he heard a great outcry in the bushes where 11e lrnd left the young Indian under the scrub oak. "Never mind that; come right along," he said, taking the child from Sophie s o that she might get on better. "It will be a little time before they can find him, and more before he can tell them what has happened, and more still before they miss you." "vVho is making the outcry?" "The Indian b o y. He has gotten the gag out of his mouth, but he cannot release himself." "What did you do to him?" "Bound and gagged him and left him' under the tree. I was the pig he followed. " "Oh, I see! " All this time Dick was hurrying on with the two children i n his arms and Sophie just behind, being helped now by the light of the fire, which aided while it did not reveal them plainly. The outcries continued, the Indian boy calling for help, as Dick suppo sed, instead •Of telling what had happened. The boy could not tell who had bound him, as he had not seen Dick at any time, the young patriot having kept in the dark all the time. • The Cherokees found the boy at last, as Dick judged by the sound, and then there was a lot of explanation, as he knew the.x:e would J:,e. He hurried on with the two children, Sop)lie following close behind, maki;ng use of every minute of the time, for he knew that the absence of the captives would be noticed in th,e end and that the cruel Cherokees would follow, determined to. recover them. A las t he heard a chorus of yells that told him tha t the captiv:es were missed and that the Indians were going in pursuit of them. "The y may know from the work that a white man has been there, " e said to himself, "but they won't know whether it was I or s ome of the To1ie s , and -they are as likely not to follow the trail as to follow it." He hurried on a s before, and at last knew from the sounds that the Cherokees were following hi,m. They had, which he could see gleaming in the darknes s, and he at once began considering some way by which he could elude the vigilance 0 his pursuers. They had not seen him as yet, and he kept in the shadow as much as poss ible, so t.l;tat he might not be seen. He soon came tp a thick grove by the side of tl1c trail, and here the crust was unbroken and quite hard. "Follow me, Sophie," he said. "Tread as lightly as y ou can. It is our only chance."


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES ; 13 In a few moments he was in the deepest of shadows in a grove of pines, the branches . of of which swept the ground. Feelmg ,Lround, he found a nook under the branches ai:d close to a great trunk, where he spread his greatcoat and wrapped the children in it, b i<;I ding them be quiet a s mice. 'Phen he led Sophie to the spot, and told her fo sit beside the chil dren, while he stole out of the grove. He scat tered leaves and brush over the crust so as to obliterate any tracks he may have made, and then went back, seeing the light of the torches much plainer than before. The!1 he went back and waited. Fortunately the children were s oon asleep, arid would not betray them by their cries, and Sophie of course could be depended upon not to cry out. All was dark and still under the .tree, and not a gleam of light was seen a s the came o n rapidly, expecting to s ee the fugitives at any moment. Dick did not look out, but he knew when the Cherokees wen by, holding his pistol s leady , resolved to make a brave defense in cas e he was discovered. The Indians passed on, however without a s uspicion that )1e was s o near to therr: and he heard them getting farther and off the two chi)dren sleeping peacefully, and sitting beside them in utter si lence. At le,ngth they heard no sound of the redskins, but Dick did not leave his shelter, where there was comparative >varmth a .nd win.d, not ing if one of hi enemies might still be lurking about. Some time and then. he heard faint sounds as of the Indians returmng, and waited in some apprehension lest they discover the place where he was hiding. It seemed as good a place a s any, and he did not want .t o wake the children to go elsewhere, and. s o wait ed knowing that Bob and the Liberty Boys not be alarmed until considerable more time had elapsed. 1'he sound grew lou.der, and at las t 11e out cautiously, creeping to the edge of his strange shelter, and seeing. the torches gleaming at some little distance: The Cherokees were at some way to one side of the trail on another, and would pass at a greater distance than when they went by first, evidently thinking that he had left the trail, and trying to find where he had gone. They returned to the camp, and at length he could see the torches only dimly, and then ot at all, and he knew that it was safe for them to go on. "I don't want to be away too long," he said to Sophie, "lest the boys f:row alarmed, .and be u!l certain where to look f o r me, s o I thmk we will go on." "Won't you let me carry one of the children, captain?" Sophie asked. "You should not do everything." "Yes, you may carry the smaller one," Dick replied. "I will take a torch going back. The Indians will not see it now, and it will be of use to you." He cut a number of pine sticks, and lighted one by means of a sulphur matc'Ii, holding it above his head as he went on, carrying the little boy in his arms. The torch was of great benefit to Sophie, for she could now see her way and was not obliged to cling to Dick a s before, and their progress was more rapid than when they were without it. Both children were asleep, and did not wake up ev en when Dick reached the camp, much to the a stonishment of the Liberty Boys, with a young girl and two children with him. Sophie and the children were accommodated in one of the shacks , and made thoroughly comfortable, and then related his adventures, the boys being greatly interested. There was no alarm from the Indians that night, and in the morning Sophie and the children saw their peo ple, being greatly overjoyed at being restored to them. Jennie came out without knowipg that Sophie was there, and was much a stonished a t seeing her. "Why, Jennie Runyon, what al'e you doing in boy'::; clothes?" asked Sophie, in great astonishment, and thep for the first time many of the boys learned that Jim Wilkins was not a boy. "Waiting for you, of course," laughed Jennie . "It was more convenient to go this way. I thought I might> join the Liberty Boys," with laugh. "Well, and why d idn't you?" ' " Oh, the captain's eyes were too s harp." "Well, I should say so! Why, any one might know you were not a boy,'' decidedly. "All of them did not, for a ll that," with a laugh. It was decided to send the two girls and the children back to the fort, as it might be some time before they would catch up with the Indians, and some of the men made preparations to return at once, othe:r:s keeping on with the troops and the Liberty Boys. There were other captives who were still with the Indians , and the relatives of thes e i : emained with the Liberty Boys. Dick could not rescue them all, of course, and he had been fortunate in getting away with those that he had rescued, and they considered themselves very lucky. Sophie told Dick that Rad Dunham, Bije Needha m, Potter Walker and the other Tories , as well as Major Duncan; had left the Cherokees, the latter threatening them with death if remained. She did not know where they had gone, but concluded that they had made their way to Detroit or some other point where the Britis h had a fort. "VIie will probably see no more of them,'' declared Bob. "The major evidently did not pos s ess the influence over Onogonoh and the Cherokees that he thought he did." "No, and especially after the lossei;i that the redskins suffered,'' returned Dick. "The Tories knew that they would not be safe at Ninety-Six, and s o were glad enough to g o with the major, who was no doubt glad to have company." "Well, we can do )Vithout the lot o f them,:;., with a laugh, "and if they are wi s e they will not retur n to the neighborhoo d of the foi:t, a s they wjll be sure to be hanged if they do." Soon after breakfast the Liberty Boys set out i n pursuit of the Cherokees, who were found to have left their camp in great haste evidently, as the fire s had long burned out and it seemed likely that they had left immediately after the return of the searching party the night before.


.... 14 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES CHAPTER X.-Storming a Tory Fortress. . The Liberty Boys rode rapidly, being determined to catch up with the Cherokees and ad mini ster a severe punishment for the many atrocities they had committed. 'r_he girJs and the children were well on their way to Njnety-Six by that time, and would probably be at home again lon g before the boy s had come up with the C hero kee s . The boys were sorry to lose Jennie, especially three or four discovered that she was not Jim W1lkms, and thes e would be sure to sto)1 at Ni;nety-Six on their way back, in order to renew their acquaintance. The boy s did not come up with the Cherokees that day nor the next, and it was evident that the Indians were making their way with all pos sible haste "into theiT own country. The boy s and their allies were determined to pursue them, however no matter how far they went, and kept on resoiutely. The next d ay, h aving cha.nged their course somewhat, they came upon a hastily abandoned camp, not that of a pal'ty of Indians, apparently, but of whites, many things being found which led to this belief. There was an old boot, some cooking utensils not used by Inc!ians, and a military jacket. Y''hat attracted Dick's attention the most was a httle shawl such as women often thi;ew over heads, its presence here raising a good deal of discussion. "These Tories who were supposed to have left the Cherokees have been hanging about," declared B ob, "and have succeeded in getting s ome of the prisoners away." "It certainly look s like it," added Mark, "and then here is this military jacket. That must be to the major." "It look s like it," remarked Dick. "If the girls we1e here they might tell us about the little shawl. That certainly does not belop.g either to the major or to one of the Tories." "No, it does not," said Bob, " 'and I believe it belcng s to som e girl or W('man whom these fel low s have gotten away from tue reds." It was getting on towaid evening, the weather was threatening, and Dick had about decided to .halt fo;r the night, when they came upon the abandoned camp1 the ii.res not yet being out, whi c showed. that the men could not-have been gone very long. "I th\nk I will reconnoiter," said Dick pres ently, the boy being busy making camp. "Come along, Bob. Get half a dozen of the boys to go with us." Bob quickly picked out .Ben, Sam, the two Harrys , A1'thur Mackay and Jack Warren, and they all set off upon the t::ail of the supposed Tories, this being ea:sy to follow . For a time it was eas y going, but at length the trail led into a very rough, hilly district, where there were deep drifts, s teep paths ancl tangled thickets. In fact, i t was impossible to ollow it on their horses, and Dick left Ben and Sam to look after them while he and the rest went on. There was a trail, which could be found without difficulty, but not with the J10rses, and Dick went on with the rest, climbing a rough path at length, and coming to a point where a wall of ledge rock rose right across the road, blocking all progress. "How are we going to get any farther?" asked Bob. "Have we come the r ight way?" "Yes; but I think that the Tories have blocked the path since they came up." At that moment Dick heard a suspicious sound above, and quickly stepped to one side. "Look out, Bob!" he whispered. Bob s t epped to the other side, when down came a rock weighing t"\VO or three hundred pounds. "Hallo, up there! What are you about?" cried Dick. Then the head of the ,major appeared over the wall of rock, and the major himself said: "vVe are trying to keep you fellows below from coming u p, to be sure. I should imagine that was plain to any one's comprehension, my dear fellow, w . oulre than one girl with the rascals," he said, "and we must get them away. It will be better to wait till after dark, 'Vhen we can wol'k to better advantage." "Do :you think they will stay there?" asked Bob. "Yes, for it is g:i;owing dark, and the country is too rough to go on now. By using caution we can get up there and rout the villain-s." "You sent fol' rQpe$, " returned Bob. "Yes, t . o make ladders with which to get up in a hurry. Qne OT two of us must make our wav up and! fas t e n the ladders. Then the rest can as cend with.J..itt le trouble." "Very with "Do you think you can qo it, Dick, with those fellows keeping watch?" "We shall l1ave to be cautiou s, but I think it can be done. They have thrown down rocks to block the path, but I do not doubt that we can climb up, and I am o-oing to try it. You will do the same?" " To be sure," chuckling. "Anything that has a touch of danger in it is just to my taste. I would like nothing better than getting ahead of the major and his rascally confederates." "Then when all is dark and quiet up there, we will try it. They will be on guard, but s o much the better. It will be all the more credit to us if we can outwit them in spite of their keeping guard." . (


1'HE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEE S 15 "Yes, that's what I think," with a laugh. The boys waited till dark for the return of the messengers with the ropes and more of the Liberty Boys . There were a dozen and more in the fresh party, and they had brought rope. enough to make three or four ladders, long enough to reach the top of the pass. They now set to work to make these, which were to be quite strong, as they might have to support five -0r six boys at once. They all set to work, four ladder;:; being <'onstructed, each of sufficient length to reach the top. Dic k and Bob had intended to go up from the J rst, but as Mark had come with the reinforce .,.,cnts, he would have to take part in the attack, : luld be hanging about the camp, ready to run away with u s, which they managed to do one night after they had been driven out by the Indians . "Well, it is n<>t likely that they will tiouble us any more, and now we will get the Cherokees again, and it is to be hoped that we will soon overtake them, rescue the ca;>tives , ano give the redskins a merited punishment." Dick ilid not attempt to open the J_)ath bP.1ow, but took the girls down b y way of the lacldeTs which vvere loo sened at length and carried away, there b eing alway a use for g ood ropP. The boys then returned to their camp, where the giTls were made as comJortable a circumstanc s would permit, Dick send ing wor d by some of the boy s to thefr friend in the other camp hat they had been res cued . "You won't want to g o clown into the IndJan country with u s , it fa not likely," suid Dick to the girls, "and so we have notifi ed your fl' i J)ds, and they will probably start back with you in the m01:ning. Jus t now, howe er, make yom s elves as comfortable a s you can, and we wiJl do all that is possible to n;iake you easy." The girls grea'tly enjoyed being with the Lib erty und Patsy and bis a i stants got up a fine supper for their henefit, and this thev .re l i shed, as they had had but p oor cntf' tainment duTing their stay, both with the Indian and with the Tories. In the morning the girl set out for the fort, and the boy to go on. Then a mes enger came from 1-.jth the. news tbat General Pickens was coming on with a large


I 16 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES force to pursue the Cherokees, and punish them for their many depredations. The entire force, Liberty Boys and all, determined to wait for Pickens before proceeding. Meantime, Dick thought it would be as well to look for the Major and the Tories to prevent their doing any more "If these fellows learn that Pickens is com ing,'' be saicL to Bob, "they will try and warn the Cherokees and thus prevent our doing anyt11ing, and for that reason I think we had better find out where they are, and put it out of thefr way to make trouble." "Yes, that is a good idea," declared Bob. "The redskins do not like them any too much, but this would be doing the reds a favor, and might benefit the Tories as well." "Yes, it would, no doubt. It might give the major a chance to regain the influence he has lost, :i.nd that would be a great thing for the redcoats." "Yes, and enable them to use the Indians against us again, particularly in the west and south." "Well, I imagine they 'have not gone very far," c-0ntinued Dick, "and we will have a look for them." Dick, Bob, and a number of the boys who had been on the expedition of the day before, no"i' set off, taking the rnpe-ladders with them, as it was thought better to look for the Tories in the place whence they had been driven. "People think that tightning never strikes twice in the same place," laughed Dick, "and it rarely does. I think the Tories will go upon >that supposition and Teturn to the place where we found them yesterday. We shall have to up again, as we have taken dow ; n the ladders, but we won't mind that, and it will be easier by day than it was in the dark." The boys were after the redskins_, but it was part of their work to get after the Tories also, and they now out eagerly, hoping to accom pli sh something. They arrived at the pass where they Jlad climbed up the previous night, and found that it would be much easie r to get up than before. Some of the rock s had been loo se ned in pulling down the laddexs , and more were taken out, there being no sound from above. "We may be disappointed, .Dick," observed Bob . "I don't hear anything from up there." "They might not come back a once," : retuTned Dick, "and of course I may be mistaken. I do not claim that I can never make a mistake." "No, but you don't often do it," with a laugh. As there seemed to be no one up at the top of the pass, the boys were able to work all the fa te:r and with less caution, and they rapidly clenrcd awa v the -path to the former fort of the Taxi es. They got to tl1e top and began to look about them. There were evidences tnat the .Jnen, or s ome one, had been there since the night before, as there were the remains of a fire, not altogether o.ut, bits of rubbish and an old pair of breeches . "Thev were here this morning," declared Bob. "Yes; and they will be back again," added Dick. "They want to be sure that we have gone before they go on, anc;l. this is as good a place as they can find." "I believe it is, but they would have to cleaT away the rocks, and they don't like to take too much trouble." " I know they do not, but it would be less to do that than to go around through the woods and hills, and I am certain the men will return before very long." The greater part of the boys remained in the little open space at the top of the rocks, while Djck and Bob went ahead, following a fairly good path. Dick at length heard voices, his hearing being much better than that of Bob, to whom he whispe1ed: "There is some one ahead of us, and I think it is Rad and the rest. Corne on cautiously." The boys -went on, and at last Bob could hear voices as well as Dick. They proceeded with still more caution, and so on they could smell smoke and hear the voices plainer than ever, and finally, peering through the bushes, saw a half dozen the Tories sittin$" about a fire in a little opening. "I reckon we can make as much that way as follerin' the major," declared Bije, Dick noticing that the major was not in the group. "You are sure they have got it, Bije?" asked Rad. "I shorely am. I knowed these folks before, and. I knowed they ad it then, and it's likely they've got it yet." "Yes, there ain't much chaust to spend in the wildernes . Do they know we're about?" "No, for they didn't see me. I was a bit astoni hed io see them myself but I didn't come out, and they haven't any that there's anybody about, no more'n nothin', l tell yer." "How mal).v are there?" "The oJd man and his three boys, and then there's the woman and the two gals, and they all shoot, every one on 'em." ., "Where would they keep the money, Bije?" a keel another. "They allus did keep it in a chest under the bed in the ground floor chamber, and I reckon it's there now." "And w ere's the cabin?" "Over yonder, about half a mile. Go do,, n the pass, cut over to the west'ard about quarter of a mile, and you come to a path through the cornfields, and there y-0u are. I reckon they're doing putty well, and they hain't spent anv o' the mone\ out here, it ain't likely; 'cause i sn't no wa0y to spend it." "We better go at night, if they kin all shoot as you say, for I ain't runnin' no chances." "That'll be al) right, for I ain't runnin' 'em my elf. They always was early to bed an' early to rise, s o we won't have to wait long for 'em to get to sle1:1p." D,ick signaled to Bob, and both boys crept away noiselessly. "I am not at all surprised at their going into a sc11erne of this kind," observed D.ick, when they were well away from the Tories. "It i s just like them." "What are you going to do, Dick?" asked Bob. "Try and get bold of them before night, or catch then:i at this robbery?" "We will catch them, Bob. Then we will have evidence against them which will surely hang them if ever they come back to Ninety-Six. They


THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES 17 might deny that they were with the Cherokees, but this affair will be different." "I don't think they \Vil! all go back if these settlers get after tl,em," grimly. ''No, I don't think they will." The two young patriots went back to the rest, and then all descended the path. "We will go and see these people," declared Dick, "and warp them about this affair." "Don't you think we had better be there, Dick?" asked Bob. "Yes, of course, but we wjll tell them ahead of time." The boys all set off in the direction of the cabin as told by the Tory, and at length reaclied it. The settler and his family greatly astonished to see them, and gave them a 1rna1y welcome. "Do you know Bije Neenham ?" a sked Dick. "Yes, I know him. I hope he ain't no friend o' yourn, 'cause he ain't no good, in my opinion," the settler rejoined. "No, he is not. He is in the neighborhood, with a lot of men as bad as himself. They are planning to rob you." "I want to know!" "Yes, he has seen you, and thjnks that you have a chest of money, and there is a plan on foot to come here to-night and get the money afte r you are all in bev that the settler was averse to acknowledge that he ha "What he J1as may not amount to very much, and yet it might seem a g oad deal to Rad and Bije and the rest. Probably the major would not consider it anything." Dick de ided that it wou l d be better for the boys not' to be een during the day, so as not to alarm the Tories, should any of them be about, and they remained iu camp, occupying themselves jn variou ways till dark. Dick djd not consider it neces aTy to take a La1ge detacnment with him to the cabin, but just sufficient to give the Tories a good surpris e and admini$ er a sound tbrashing in case they became too ob treperous. "These fellffws . need a good trouncing,'' declared Ben Spurlock to Sam Sanderson, "and I hope they wm give us a chance to let them have it." "Why, to be sQre, tbey ought to oblige us in a little thing like that," rejoined Sam, with a laugh. "We won't ask them," chuckled Harry Judson, "and un1e s they run away they will catcl1 it good and hot." Shoi:tly after dark t11e boys made their way to t'he cabin and hid themselves in the thicket, Yihere they could see any one who approached the place. There were lights in the cabin still, but Dick did not go to t11e referring not to let the settler and bis famil y know that they were about. lights went out at last, and everything was dark and still abo11t the cabin and the immediate neighborhood, the occasional cry of some night bird and the sighing of the wind thrnugh the trees being all the sounds t1rnt wei;e beard. Some little time pas$ ed, and at last Dick heard the stealthy ti:ead o a !.)Umber of me. u on the cri,sp snow, and, looking out cautiou ly, saw the ToTies approach ing in good force. 1'he sky was clear, the moon shone bright, and everything promised well for Dick and the .Boys, as they aould see the marauders without being detected themselves. "Pity it '''asn't a dark an' stormy night,''


18 THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES 1:;rowlecl :'. :je. too tarnation light for our "Yes, but v:c c:an't make just as we like it," muttered I:ad, 'and we gotLer take just what comes along. Com e a head, the lot cf n s, and bust in the door afore they knows we're abJut . The n we kin all rus h in, grnb the che st, $hoo t down any on 'em what tries ter hinder us and ge: out." "All right, come ahead. " "They'll get a recepti on that they are n ot l ook ing for, " muttered Bob, "but they de serve i t." The Tories m a d e a sudden dash t0w: : i.rd the hous e, and in a m o m ent heavy blows r :.ine d upon the front door a n d also upo n the ba<::c Hardly had the blows b egun, b efore there ci>me a t r e mendous cracking of muskets , in front and be hind. Crack-crack-crack! The n s tartled ci-ies were heard. and the Tories be gan to g-et a ' ':a y from the cabin. "Now!" shouted Dick. "Do not spa r e the ruffians! " Out flew a dozen of the Liberty B oy s a nd be gan to deliver a volley upon the ruffians in front of the cabin. The settlers k ept up a fir e from within , and it was evident t1a t the y w e r e w ell provid ed to a $:cg'. having plenty of wea nons as well as ammun itio n. The Tories \\'ere startled , for they thought that they had only the people i n the logcabin to fear, and now a se, one! party o f 1Joys apreai ed a rc! atta ck e d i ' tl : e rea r of the c a b : n . D k k had not for tbe se'.-t'.er and h i s fam il y t o give the s igni,.l, but hzd taken n a.rt in the iight at on c e. No\,. mo,e o f the gallant hoy::; c ame out, and the T-0ries <:!alized th'1t they were in great danger o f being 1::,:te1 minat ed . The ligh t of the moon showed them the boys comin1' o n, and they did no t know hut the,e might be a whole company of :hem, anrl they lost no time in waiting t o ascer tai,., . . B1Alets were si nging in all direction s, and Rad and the rest made up their minds that region was gettin g altoget h e r too hot for them, and decamped in the greatest haste. Crack-crack-crack! From the wo o ds , from the thicket, the road and the cabin, shots were ringing, and not all without e ff ect, either, and the robbers began to think that it was high time that they left. "After the ruffian s , Liberty Bo ys!" shouted Dick. "Give it to the m idnight r o bbel'S !" "Down with the Tory thieves, liberty forever, scatter them!" the gallant ho s echoed . a s they .ughed Bob , as the boys went on their way. "Do yo u suppose he suspects us, Dick?" " Pc1-l'aps," shortly. "These people suspect everybody. Still, it may be that he is tired and want s to go to b J d, and does not know just how to manage it." "WelJ, it was fonny, just the same," and Bob and mos t of the boy s laughed at the recollection o f the incident. Later Dick and Bob returned, not knowing but w} some of the robbers might come back. All was dark about the cabin, but in half an hour Dick heard some one c-0ming, and whispered: "Those fellows are pers istent. Here they come again." In a short time two men came out upon the little road, but stole into the shadows at the side in a moment. "I seen him buryin' something," muttered Bije, "and I reckon we orter lo-0ked there fust. The chist isn't in the cabin at all, but in the ground, an' we are gotter get it." The two rascals now began to dig, making little noise and working industriously. "I'll bet that's the first hard work that either of them has done in a year," muttered Bob . "And. that isn't honest. " "The settle r said h e had no chest of money in the cabin, but said nothing about its being bur ied." "Wait," murmul:ed Dick. The two men began throwing out the earth at a livelier rate now. "We've strucj;: it, Bije." "Reckon wt"!. have, Rad. " "Here it is, but it ain't in a box, it 'pears to be did up in--Phew! suthin' smell s tarnation loud, Bije." "Phew! I reckon it-stan' aside, Rad, till we let the moonshine on-great snak es! it's a dead clog!" Both Dick and Bob burst into a peal of laughter at this, and the two treasure seekers, alarmed at the sound, fled in hot haste. Then the settler appeared at an upper window with a r e d woolen nightcap on his head, and said:


THE LIBERTY B OYS A FTER THE CHEROKEES "Gosh! now I getter bury that there dog a gain, and I thoukht I'd got him settled fur good." "Good night, stranger," called out Dick. "We thought you might need us, but you se em v.ide awake enough. " The n the two young patriots w ent back to the camp, where the y amused t hose who were still awake b y telling of the'1ates t disappointment o f the treasure hunters. "I don't think any one n ee d t o k eep watch about the pl a ce," laugh'.ed Mark. "The settle r will be on the lookout a s long a s h e think:; t h e r e i s any chance of any one coming around. " "No doubt," said Dick. The next morning Pickens arived, and the Li b erty Boys resume d the march in pursui t o f the. Cherokees. Pickens pushed on r a pidly, a nd a t length reached the country of t he C herokees . Then began the work of repris al, the reds k i n be ing shown that thos e who took up the must suffer by iU One village a fter another was laid waste, and many Indians kill e d, a number b e ing taken prisoners. The work went 011, an d more villages were set fire to, and the i n h a bitant; driven out to e scape capture . CHAPTER XIII.-The Ch erokees Quieted. Two weeks had pas s e d and t hfrteen villages of the Cherokees had been de stroy ed, forty princi pal men b eing made c aptives and many mo r e killed . The Cherokees were growing w eary of all the punishment, and were ne arly r eady to s u e fo r peace, but one of the chiefs , was stubborn and wis hed to hold out, thrnkmg that he would be strong enough t o res ist tl1e victorious forces. Pickens proceeded against h i s viilage upo n learning who he was , and that h e had b.een concerned in tJrn atta ck upon the settl e r s at Nrnety-Six. "That's the chief who h ad me placed u p o n the cake of ice and sent toward the rapids,,, sai d Djck. "We owe him a debt," sputtered B ob. "So he is holding out, i s he, the wily rasc al ? H e thinks Pickens will get til'ed and 11.0t touc h him. R e doesn't know Pickens , if he thinks t11a t. " "He should suffer a s '\Yell a s the rest," mutter ed Marie "He was at Ninety Six, and no doubt incited the reds to many acts of cruelt) . H e should s uffer as well as t h e rest." Pickens marched agains t Ono g o n oh's vill a g e, and the Liberty Boys went with h i m . There w a a stockade about the village, a nd when the besiegers appeared, Onogonoh them haughtily, and sent word b y o n e o f his bra ve s : "Onogonoh says to tell the p a l efaces that h e will not yi e l d , tha t he i s strong ly entre nch ed a n d will ;:;oon sally forth and drive the palefaces b a ck to their hou s e s like beaten dog s . " "He doe s , does he?" a s ked Pickens . "The n you tell Onogonoh that if he doe. not open hi 5 gates t o us withi n one minute after you s e e h im , we w i ll open them oui selves, burn the village, h ang him and carry off all his waniorn prisoners." The messenge r returned, and Pi ckens awaited the chief's reply. It came in a shower of arrows and b ullets a s Picken s and his me1J a n d Dick Slater and the Liberty Boys came das h ing up. "So , that i s your answer, e h'." Forward!" "For war

2 0 'THE LIBERTY BOYS AFTER THE CHEROKEES of the settler where the T ories had attempted to rob him of his money , and Dick ask ed him if he had seen them since . "No. I hain't" the settler answe r e d, "but I have a ' Injun about, and if he comes again I'm go in' to shoot him putty sudden. I nain't got no 11101e u s e for a I njun ' n I have for a Tory, an' I'd s oon s h oot one a t'other." "Was he a Cherokee?" "I reckon he was, though I don't k n o w on e from t'other but I don't like the looks o' none o' them, an' if i s ee him loafin' about here again, I'm goin' to--" Dick heard a s u s p i ciou s so und in the bushes not far away, and s uddenly w.hipped out hi s pistol. Then he saw a feathered topknot appear, and in an instant he fired upon it. An Indian uddenly leaped up, and t hen two at Dick thil1king to get in on him and scalp him before he reload . There was a s udd e n shot rom the wm do\\ of the cab in, one of the redskins fell for \rnrd and never moved. The settler haq his rifl e in h is hand, and at once shot at the second red sl:in , bringing him down as he was about to his tomahawk. 4'here were none of the boys \y1th Di ck, but a number of them came running up m a short time to see what the trouble was . . One of the I ndians was Onogonoh, the other berng one of hi s warriors. "That's the last of the cruef chief," sajd Ben, who was with the newcomers. "That's the feller I s ee hangin' about," said the settler, pointing to the chief. "I never see t'other one." dThe fellow has been hanging upon our trail, trying to get revenge on Dick," said Bob. "Who was it shot him?" "That was one o' my gals," r eplied the settler . "They are a]J rjght peart with shootin' irons. Sal must have bee n watchin', an' it was a good thing she was, 'cause I wasn't ready for the felle r . " The two Indians were taken into the woods and buried, no more being seen. They saw no inore Cherokees after that, and there was never any more trouble from them. Liberty Boys went on to Ninety-Six, and here they rested for a time be fore going elsewheTe to enter once more into active service. They s a no more of Rad and Bije or any of that gang of ruffian s, and it was not likely that they wou ld return to the district, the major having disappear ed at the same time. The boys renewed their acquaintance with the girls w hom they had rescued from the Cherokees, Jennie, Sophie a'nd the others, incl uding the cMl dren, being very glad to see them again. While the boy s were at the fort they saw the girls o "ften, and an acquaintance sprang up between them and a number of the troop , which promised to end in something serious some day . Mark tried to tease Jack Warren about one or another of the girls, bu Jack was proof against this, and Mark was n ever certain whether Jack cared for any of the girls or not. Next week's issue will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS' RIVER JOURNEY; OR, DOWN THE OHIO. " IF ACT QUICK' ! -..; "Mystery Magazine" No. 95, out October 15th, contai n s A Cash Prize Contest ! Get a copy from your newsdealer, read the conditions o f the contest, and try t o get some of the genuine prize money, we are going to give to the winners . This is no trick contest. It is very simple and easy. Everybody stands a n equal chance t o win. The Contest closes November 15th. The above mentioned magazine an incomplete short story. Th_e first peo p le who send us an en d i n g of the story hke that written b y the author will receive checks distribut. ed as foll ows: $50.00 for the best expla n ation, 25 .00 for the s eco nd best, 10 . 00 for the third best, 5 . 00 each for the fourth, fifth and sixth best. The author's ending of the story will be published with the prize -winner's ending. There will be three impartial and reliable that everyb

THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 2 1 C U RRENT NEWS TOWN GETS STOLEN LIQUOR. Unknown individuals broke into the cellar of the po sto:ffice at Bellefonte, Pa., where many thousand dollars' worth of confiscated liquor was stored, and carted away nea;:ly all of the bottled goods which included well known brands. The stolen liquor was hidden in o ld boilers at the ::;team heating plant, about three blocks from the postoffice, and school children p1aying about the plant discovered the cache. They promptly spread the story and there was an immediate rush. Even women joined in the stampede, and by the time officers arrived only three bottles re mained. One man, it i s said, obtained two dozen bottles, while women took all they could carry. Officers are trying to recover the stolen liquor, but have found only a sma11 portion of it. Of the large amount of liquor confiscated hereabouts and stored in the postoffice cellar nearly all ex cept the barrel stuff has been stolen. RADIO WA YES REACH MARS, BUT TAKE TIME. The question has often been raised as to whether it will ever be possible to communicate by wireless with the inhabitants of other planets. The wireless waves in the ether go on forever, so there will be no reason why people cannot communicate with other planets if the inhabitants have the proper receiving apparatus. Some of the planets, however, are s o far away that electric waves traveling at a speed of 106,000 ,000 miles per s econd would take several thousand years to reach them. Tbere is very little chance of these remote planets hearing the nightly radio concerts sent out from the wirele s test station at the East Pittsburgh wotks of the Westing; house Electric and Manufacturing Company. They are now known to several thousand amateurs all over the United State , and having a wave length of 330 metres, are l,"eadily picked up. FEDERAL SLEUTHS TO BE TRAINED HERE. Establishment of a training . choo l for Government sleuths in New York wa's announced by Attorney General Daugherty as a part of the reorganization of the Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice. All agents now in the service and all to be appointed, he said, will be sent to the s chool for instruction. "It is hoped," Mr. Daugherty added_,. "that through this sc hool a perironnel of investigators may be obtained which,. will rank favorably with, if not surpass, agencies of a similar character throughout the world and will perform a ignal service to the public at large in the enforcement of law and order." The course wiN. include variou s phases of in vestigation work, together with a presentation of the rights of American citizens and iesidents of the United States. The law of arrest, the rudiments of evidence and the proper methods to b e followed in preparing cases for prosecution will also be subjects of study. will be.impressed," Mr. Daugherty s.a1d, with the necessity of extending to the pubhc a courteous and considerate attitude in the performance of their duties." OUTCAST-ELDERBERRY RESPECTED FOR WINE. Prohibition has created a new farm crop for Michig a n. The. elderberry, long regarded as a p es t on M1ch1gan farms because of its h abit ?f growing thickly in fence rows, has come into its owu. The purchasers do not pretend they have $uddenly di scovered its value for pi e s, but openly they desire it for wine r.1aking. WJ1ereas rn former years the Michigan elder bernes .rotted by thousands of bushels ungathered, this year they commanded as high as $3 a bushel, stems and all-and the elderberry is pro li'fic of stems. The ease with which they are gathered a bu s hel requiring only ten minutes to pick luxUTiance with which they thrive in' poor s oil and untended, have recommended the berries to many farmers, who are considering planting the bushes in all the i;10oks and corners of their property. Berry hunters from the nearby cities have in vaded every outlying section of the State this autumn and carried in the fruit. Many farmers have taken truck-loads of berries to the Detroit markets and found ready sale for them. CHINESE DENTISTS PULL TEETH 'WITH FINGERS. Although the Chinese boast that nothing is new to them, and that all the arts and sciences are old stoiies in China, it is still true that for operations in dentistry we would hardly care to go to a Chinese. The work of old -time Chines e dentists is lu dicrou ly primitiv. e. The operator extracts all teeth with his fingers. From youth to manhood he i s trained to pull pegs from a wooden board, and this training changes the aspect of the hand and gives him a finger grip that is equivalent to a lifting power of three or four hundred poundf-. For toothache he e mploys opium, peppermint oil, cinnamon oil and clove oil. Sometimes h e fills teeth, but he doe s it so poorly that the fill ing<; fall out after a few months. There i s an element of superstition in hi s work, for he asserts that all dental t T ouble s are brought on by tooth worms, and he always shows the nerve pulp to the patient as such a worm. For humbugging purpos es also the dentis t canies about in his pocket some white grubs, and after he has extracted a tooth he shows a grub to the sufferer as the cause of all the trouble. A dentist of this class is regarded by his countrymen a s half way between a barber and a laborer in the social scale, which is certainly a great to an honest laborer.


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 Bellville Acaden1y Boys -OR-VJCTQRJES OF TRACK AND FIELD By RALPH MORTON (A Serial St9ry) CHAPTER IV.-(Continue d.) "Are we to ta Ke them?" "No, the bo ss "ill fix you up with the money part of it. I want this mOJ1ey d e po sited in that room rn I can blame the fellow who live s there with stealing it. The numbe r of the room is 10 3, in the dormitory; that's where the rascal lives whom I want to get into disgrace, and you two fellow s will nevel' even be thought of. You just s neak away from the grounds of the Academy like ghosts, and you will be ahead of the game." The men n o dded, and Henderson Newthwaite handed over hi s first payment. "Now," he continued, "don't come too early-make it about half-past ten o'clock-and we'll see that some excitement draws every one away from the rooms, and send Dan Barnett up to his for something, see?" "You're a clever young fellow," said one of the sneak thieves. "There ain't no reason why you couldn't make a good crook yourself." "He won't have to be," said Algy, proudly, "his father is a milliomire, and he will be a great banker some day himself." The real rascals, or rather the ones who admitted it, laughed hoarsely, as they tosse d off the glasses of liquor which Henderson had or-. de red. "Goll y, that's funny," said one rogue. "That's the finest kind of croo k we have nowadays, in the line of high financierin', or whatever they call it." Henderson flushed up, but de cided to control hi s vanity, for he would have receiv e d a good settling down had he started any trouble in the saloon, filled with its tou g h denizens. "All right, then! make it ten-thirty. sharp, and we will have everything ready." Newthwaite and his hangerson took a glass apiece before leaving, and the n weakly yielding to the crafty m-ging of the bartender they took a couple more. They \ vere dizzy when they staggere d out of the p l ace, and so affected by the liquor that they did n o t no tice that the seats were curiously hard. "Get up!" sang out Newthwaite, as he took the lines. CHAPTER V. How Smartness Outdid Itself. "Where's the whip, Al gy?" snar l e d Newthwaite. "Aw, I guess you left it in the saloon," said the other, thickly. The effect of the bad liquor was very strong, and the two of them narrowly escaped death several times, as the two horses swung along under the erratic driving of Newthwaite, nearly overturning. "There's the stable," said Algy, as the team cTa shed against a watering-trough. There was a sound of smashin g wood. A man ran out from the livery stable. "What are you doing, you fool s , lu:eaking up my best rig?" • He c a ll e d to a helper, who brought a lantern down-for the two lights on the carriage had long si n ce been put out by the rough ride. Sure enough, the wheel was ruined. "This will cost you a pretty sum, Newthwaite. You have lost the cushions, the whip, and a lot of the trimmings." The men from the saloon had stole n the fine seat-cushions, the laprobes and whip, and a neat haul had they made while the foolish lads guz-zled. They hurried on from the stable toward the Academy. The liveryman muttered to himself a s he went into his room to write a letter and send a big bill for damages to Newthwaite's father. That letter and bill jus t about finished the youth's fun for many a lon g day, as the reader shall s ee. "Come on, you're on the wrong road," said Algy, dizzily. "Shut up, you fool," said Henderson. "Follow me, or I'll l eave you to spend the night here. " They hurried on, and 'finally reached the rear of the Academy. Realizing that they wel\e drunk, they were anxious not to be seen. 'It happened that the students were out on the river, a short distance from the Academy, practicing for paddling races, or el se watching their fellows at the sport, for it was a fine moonlight night, with the moon peering ov e r the hills by this time. On they went, into their own entry of the dormitory, but they were not unobserved. Old Dr. Macdonald, superintEl)ldent of the Academy, saw them, but held hi s peace. H e was waiting for developments, for he noted the unsteady walk, and knew that trouble would undoubtedly brew for the two most troublesome stud en t s he had. "To tell the truth, I'd be relieve d to lose those fellows," said the doctor. "They just cause trouble and dissens ion . " The y went upstairs to Newthwaite's room, where, instead of 'fixing their trap for Dan Bar nett, they simply co llapsed under the overpow ering fumes of the liquor. Their game was g etting involved. They f e ll in heavy, drunken slumber on th e bed of the would-be .crafty Newthwaite. At ten-thirty, while the students were still out on the moonlight waters the two crooks came to do their fancy brand of special work. They went as direct e d . They entered N ewthwaite's room, for no one was in sight. "Jus t as we expected; we needn't :r.c>ve used these ladders," said one fellow. (To be continued)


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 lFROM ALL POINTS ICE PLANT REFUSE KILLS FISH One afternoon tho usands of game fish and frogs came to the surface dead i n the waters of French Creek within the borough limits of Phoenixville, Pa. S ome of the bass weighed t wo pounds. Constable George Campbell, who starte d an investigation, said the cause was ammonia res i due from the local ice plant. The new m anage ment held it did not know the solution would kill fish and also that it had not bee n notified . GET S POWEU FROM THE AIR. Hermann Plau s o n has actually been extracting electric c urrent from the air and using it foT power. The Scientific Amercan says he uses a captive balloon having a metallic cover provided with a large n umber of pointed projections or s p i k es and allows it to ascend to a height of 1,000 or 1 ,600 feet above ground. Positive electricity is then collected from the air and tra n s mitted to the ground through a wi 1 e r ope fitted with sparking gap, which in turn produce an electric viabratio n in a circuit. "M. Plaus e n obtained with one balloon at a height of 1 , 000 feet a suppl y of 17.28 kilowatt hou1 s per diem, and with two balloons !ll.6 k i lowatt hours. He cal culates that a battery of ten balloons should giv_e arr annual supply of 210,000 kilowatt hours. HONEY-MAKING ANTS. The honey-n1aking ant may belong to any of several spec ies that :;ire found in Colorado, Ari zona, New M exico and Me""v f'lia<. F . Oncsl c r . \\ .. HO Klf,LF.J) U c'IA T ,T.Y? l>. 1 ' H'"n':ih Poynter. THE CIXJi.: OP TTTF. \'!TOH!.. "" J;:• ithPJ"!ne Stngg. TI:U; "CZAR" A:'-1!\ '!'HJ<: I:T'\C:. lw l'lcl111un<1 Elllot. 8?i A ('T .l.17: OF' FT.A,fP., lq l:if'I\ A n "THF. FACF: TN '!'HF. rnonn" hv \f:irr E . • l<'ne8. S7 TTTT': " MA-:\' T N RO()l\f l\T" 7 ll\ ('Ji .. q F ()1n.,.JPr. FOT"R nn.r:-: ' " " H P 111 r.. Howlnn-l!l A. f"HAT.T F''.\1'0Ti' ,..,...0 P()\"PTi'J{ 1 , •. n .. n.., . . ,..'l' p, oton . !lO TTIF. !\'F:XT.nOOR. Jl1 f'n'irP ('opt. n o w •ril. !ll 'l'HA""t•ilto11 f'rA{j?if'. n , . .r 'J(' k RPchdolt. t:'f ttnou.r.o Deh'<'tive Fitory Out In No. 9G IM THE TRICK OF THE GREAT YEN HOW By WM. H . OSBORNE This and following number-. will be G-1 pages of r eading m:ltf Pr. F RANK TOUSEY, Publi•her , 1118 W . %Sd !It., N e w York " M oving Picture S tories" A Magftzinfl Df'votf'd to Photop1n,e and May.,.. PRICE SEVEN CENTS PEn COPY Each numbe r contains Four Storie• of tile Mest .F1!m1 on the Screens-Elegan t Half-tone :Sce n e s from t ile P lays-Interesting Articles Ahout Promineut Peopl e In t h e 1''1lms-Doing1 o( Actor • n n d Actre88P• I n t h e Stn •llo a und LPuon s ht !lcenarto Wrltln c . HARRY E. WOLFF. 166 W. 23d New York


24 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 The Outlaw' s R e treat By Horace Appleton The gk'w c>f the campfire by the s ide of a lit tle that came bubbling d own the moun tain sho;1e full. upon the 1rnnsome face of !\foun tain Tarn as he stood in the attitude of intense listening. if I don't beli eve these diggings are haunted.," he mused th:mghtfullr . "I am sure I heard 'omething, s o I think I had better put out my fire for fear of trouble. 'J'hcy say ihe are about." "Yes," said a sweet, young voice, as he turned, "there are fodians in ihe vicinity, and Mountain T om is in clanger ." "Great Columbia!" burst from the lips of the astonished young hunte1" do es this mean? Who a Te you that knows me? An angel or a fairy'!" "Simply a friend," she answer d; 'but put out your light." And, with a wave of the hand, she disappeared. Mountain Tom uttered a l ow , whistle. The sounrl of foot teps cut shprt his medita tions . A heavy hand was laid_ upon his shoulder, and a fiendisn voice hissed: "At la:ot, my gay cavalier!" Then strong""hands pinioned his, and he was hurled violently to the earth .. Mountain Tom knew his en e mies-Jubal Kray foot, a wh;te renegade, and his Cheyenne fol lowers. Months before our hero had cau. e to knock Jubal down for inrnlting a lady in Denver, and since that time the renegade 1rnd dogged the young mountaineer's footsteps for revenge. Mountain Tom was lashed to a log, and then both log and man carried to the little cas cade, and placed in the stream under the falling water. Then began a torture that human nature could not lollg endure; the water, ice-cold, falling upon his hea

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Eastin was passing the shore of a lake when they saw the bird trying to lift the fish from the water. The eagle lo s t its fight and the fish, badly injured, escaped from the bird's claws. 550 ANGLERS CATCH 12 POUNDS OF FISH. Five hundred and forty-nine French anglers with the latest and best equipment, members of the Paris Fishing Club, ranged themselves along the Seine recently to compete in the annual fishing classic in which a cash prize is offered for the best haul. At a signal given at 11 o' cl ock, the fishing began. About noon the fishing became intense. Great crowds gathered along the quay to see ,the finish. Their reward came at 1 :30 p.m. when the judges called time and announced the winner , Monsieur Ducastel, who had hooked one poor lonesome fish weighing half a pound. The entire catch of all 549 anglers amounted to 12 pounds of 'fish, not counting numerous old shoes and kitchen utensil s dating from the Roman occupation. CAT PREVENTS RAILWAY CATASTROPHE. A cat belonging to a switch tender on a railroad between Vintimille and Savone, just over the Italian border, prevented a catastrophe which might have cost scores of lives. A southbound express train, going forty miles an hour, which is high speed for Italian trains, was stopped a few yards from a switch which had been left open, leading to a track on which a fast freight was to pass five minutes later. The eng;ineer noticing the semaphore sho\Yecl the tr1>.ck clear investigated and found the sv,)tch tender's cat nushed between the switch points, preventing; the proper functioning of the second signal. The switch tender himself, with Italian volubility, insisted that the cat had foreseen the clang:e1 'l!\d herse lf, a n explanation won 100 lire for the burial of the animal.' NE\Y YORK CITY BIGGER THAN "GREATER New York has a Yalid -claim against London for cla s:;ification as the largest city in the world, according to the National Geographic Society. 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