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Inte r esting Radio Artie les on Pages 2 4 a nd 25 The Liberty Boys of , 7 6 b ned Weekly-Subscription price, '3.:IO per year; C anada, $4.00; Forelcn, $4.ISO. Harry E . Woll! , Publisher, l n e., 166 West 23d Street, New York. N. Y. Entered a• Second-Class Matter .Tnnuar.r 31, 1913, at the Post-Oftlce at New York, N. Y .. under the Act of March 3, 1879 . No. 1194 NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 16, 1923 Price 7 Cents The Liberty Boys' Cave Camp OR, PLAYING A GREAT WAR GAME By HARRY MOORE CHAPTER 1.-The Man on the White Horse. There was a boy sitting on a fence r unning along one side of a country road in the northern part of Virginia one summer afterno on in the year 1781. He seemed to have nothing especial to do, for he simply sat on the fence and appeared to be half asleep. His head was bowed and his arms were folded over hi s chest. He \\'as not asleep, however, nor was he an ordinary boy, as one would have see n had they see n him l ook up and down the road. The boy was Dick Slater, the captain of the Liberty B oys, a band of on e hundred brave young patriots fighting in the cau s e of Independence, and then located in Virginia watch ing Cornwallis and the officers under his command, and working in conjunction with Lafayette and Wayne, then at some little distance. The Liberty Boys were encamped in a cave in the mountains a mile or so from where the young captain sat on the fence, Dick having discovered it by accident and finding it a very good place. Dick had heard some one coming along the road on horseback, and he now waited for the person to come up, whoever he was, not knowing if he might be a friend or an enemy. The sounds of hoofbeats grew plainer, and at length a man came in sight around a turn in the road. He was a man in brown cloth with a cocked hat on his head, and rode a white horse which looked like an animal of more than ordinary breed, probably belonging to a gentleman of the region, many of whom possessed very fine horses . The man on the white horse wore a grayish beard, and yet, to Dick's idea, he did not seem old enough for this, and his suspicions were aroused more than at first. In the first place the man was attired like a well-to-do farmer, but his horse was that of a gentleman of the region, a landed pro prietor, one who could afford fine horses and kept many of them. Then the lines of his face were not such as went with a gray beard, and Dick decided at once that the man on the white horse was not the person he seemed at first sight to the ordinary ob server. Dick Slater saw at a glance what many would not see, and, after a long look at the person, he decided at once that the man on the white horse was a person to be watched. The man on the \vhite horse halted at sight of Dick, and said, in q uite an imperious tone, which the y ou n g captain of the Liberty Boys at once observed: "Do you live about there, boy'! You are not a rebel , I suppose? " "Where have I met this man before," thought Dick. "If he i s a spy he is not a n ordinary one. He may be a person of considerable importance. where have I see n him?" "Well., boy, are you deaf and dumb, or both?" asked the man on the white horse. "No, I ain't n uther," said Dick, with a drawl. " I belong to the 'stablished church, but I don't go very much s ince pap was took s ick and I have ter help on the place. Keeps me middlin' busy, what with--" "Why, y ou fool, don't you know what a rebel is?" snapped the other, and. Dick recognized that imperious manner in an instant. The man on the white horse was no les s a per s on than Banaster Tarleton, lieutenantcolonel of the Royal British Legion, and known universally as the "Butcher," from his many acts of cruelty. "Mebbe I mayn't be sech a fool as I look, mis ter," said Dick. "I know what yer mean now, but I didn't fust off. Them fellers don't like ter be called rebels. You've heard tell of the Liberty Boys, hain't ye?" "The Liberty Boys?" snapped Tarleton. "Yes, the young scoundrels! What do you know about them?" "Waal, I could take ye to their camp if ye really wanted to find it," with a drawl and a wink. "Maybe you are one of them yourself," with a s cowl. "Mebbe I be, but I didn't say nothin' about that: I said I could show yer ter the camp, and so I kin, but if them boys was to think I'd betray 'em, they'd make things pooty hot for me, I reckon." "And you can show me the camp? I would very much lik e to see it. I have a very high admiration for Captain Slater, and perhaps I can put something in his way." "Waal, you come with me an' I'll show ye where it is. That's a pooty nice horse you got there, mister." Dick had a much better one himself, his black Arabian, Major, being unequalled in that part of the country, none of the British officers posses s ing: so fine and speedy an animal. The horse was not far away, and Dick could have called him iP


THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP an instant, but this wou ld have betrayed him to Tarleton, who knew Major well and knew that no one but Dick Slater possessed such an animal. "You come along o' me an' I'll show ye the place," Dick added, going ahead. He set off at a good gait, Tarleton following, but presently said, with a little laugh: "Say, mister, it's a right smart bit to the camp o' the Liberty Boys, an' mebbe if yer was ter take me up we'd get there quicker." "Take you up on my horse?" with a snarl. "Why, you fool, do you know who I am?" "Quite well, colonel," laughed Dick to himself; then aloud, "No, sir; can I ride?" "Why, no, of course not," said Tarleton, in a different tone, evidently fearing that he may have betrayed himself. "How would it look for a gentleman to take up a stupid clod like you on his horse?" "Wull, jes t as you like," said Dick, hurrying on. All at once they came upon an open space in a bend of the roar!, and here, sitting on their horses, were seven or eight of the Liberty Boys, having halted, and thernfore not having been heard by Dick. Tarleton saw the Liberty Boys, and knew them to b e s ome of the brave band of one hund1ed who hMI given him so much annoyance in the past. He also saw a certain look of elation in the disguiser! boy's face, which Dick was unable to control , although he was usually a perfect master of his and hr TI"'.V lhat it was the captain himself who had been willing to gu'de h;m to the camp of the Liberty Boys. ''\Yhy, you impudent young rebel, it i;; you, is it?" he marled, whipping out a pistol and aiming it at Dick's head. "After him, boys!" cried Dick. "This is Tarleton himself." Tarleton, however, realizing his danger, wheeled swiftly and went dashing down the road, the boys in pursuit. The boys were e specially well mounted, among them being Bob Estabrook,_ the first lieutenant of the troop, on a fine bay; Ben Spurlock, a lively boy, on a roan; Jack Warren, who rode a speedy bay mare, and Sam Sanderson, mounted on a chestnut. "Take my mare, captain," exclaimed Jack, the mare being second only to Dick's black Major. "It i s all right, Jack," said Dick. "Major is not far away. Ride on after Tarleton and catch him if you can." Then Dick ran after Jack, Ben, Sam and the other boys, and presently signaled to his horse when he reached the place where he had been sitting on the fence. In a few moments the horse came flying out of the bushes, and Dick sprang into the saddle and rode after the boys, soon over taking and passing them. On he went like the wind, and soon began to overtake Tarleton, who, although well mounted, had no such horse as Dick's black. Tarleton turned his head, saw Dick approaching, and. urged his hors e on at full speed, evidently knowing what the young captain's beautlful animal could do. To capture the cruel commander would have been a great accomplishment, and Dick was well aware of it, and so urged his horse on, determined to overtake the redcoat. Tarleton, realizing his danger, turned in the saddle and fired a shot at Dick, but the young cap-tain, seeing the move on the part of his enemy, ducked his head and the bullets passed harmlessly over him. Suddenly, however, when rounding a bend in the road, Dick saw a considerable party of red coats coming toward him at an easy gait. ton shouted to them, and on they came at a gal lop, expecting to catch Dick. He had already realized his danger, however, and wheeled, signaling to the boys that it was rlangerous to go farther. By the time he reached them, therefore, they had turned and were ready to go on, Dick saying: "What is the trouble, Dick?" "A lot of redcoats , Bob, more than we can con veniently manage." The boys flew on, therefore, and in a short time heard the redcoats coming after them. CHAPTER IL-The in the Blue Sunbonnet. Tarleton now led the redcoats, hoping to cap ture Dick, and he was much more pleased, no doubt, to be the pursuer than the pursued. "It must have gone against his grain for you to be chasing him, Dick," laughed Bob, "and he probably would like to get even with you now for making him run.'\ . "Very likely, Bob," shortly. The redcoats were no match for the boys in the way of horses, and the plucky fellow s drew away from them rapidly, gaining ground every moment. The enemy shortly realized th

THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP 3 Then he dashed ahead, Bob close behind, and Jack, Ben and the rest following on the heels of the young lieutenant. A little beyond the turn of the road Dick saw a young girl struggling with two rough-looking men, who were evidently try ing to carry her off. She wore a blue sunbonnet which had fallen on her shoulders, being held by its strings, and below it could be seen a wealth of g<>lden hair, which had become loosened and had fallen halfway to her waist. She was a very pretty girl, as Dick could see, although he cou ld ob tain but a fleeting view of her face as she strug-gled with the two men. "Hallo! What are you about?" shouted Dick as he dashed up and leaped from his horse. "Release that young lady this moment!" Then he enforced his command by striking one of the men a stinging blow on the cheek with his open hand, which caused the fellow to give a yell of surprise and pain. Bob was right behind Dick now, and he would have given the man another slap had not the rascal suddenly run away, see ing the boys corning on. The s econd man fol lowed, but not before Jaek Warren had given him a kick which sent him on faster than he intended, and caused him to fall inro a ditch at the side of the road. He picked himself out of this in great haste and dove into the woods. "What were these men about, miss?" asked Dick of the girl, who now igathered up her hair and put on her sunbonnet. She look s prettier with the sunbonnet down her back," whispered Jack to Bob. "So she does, my boy, but she is a pretty girl anr., way she wears it." 'They wanted to run away with me," the girl now replied. "They called me a rebel and said they would get even with me and my pap for bothering the loyal subjects what live hereabouts. l reckon you uns are rebels, too." "We do not call ourselves such," Dick returned, with a smile. "No, I reckon you don't," laughing. "Nuther do I, but I get used to hearing it, and so I forget sometimes to say 'patriots,' sir." "These men were Tories, then?" Dick asked. "Yes, and the worst sort. Both of 'em ought to be in the lock-up, where they've been more'n once." "Then you and your father are patriots?" "Yes, and mam and the boys. We're all of us fighting for the cause." "And so you have bothered the Tories, have you?" smiling. "Pap has and so have the boys, but I kain't say that I have, 'cept not to have anything to say to 'em, and Gil Baynes wants ter set up with me the wust way, and I won't." "Was Gil Baynes one of these men?" "No, but his pap was. He was the one what that boy kicked into the ditch." "And they were trying to run off with you?" "Yes, and I reckon they would ha' done it if you uns hadn't come up. But you all can't be soldiers? Why, you're only boys." "We are some of the Liberty Boys, and we have been fighting for the cause for five years, so I think )'OU may call us soldiers by this time." "I reckon I can," with a hearty laug h . "I'm a heap obliged to you uns , but pap'll be as mad as sin when he hears about these Tories. He's away ,'1.? ' now, him and the boys, fighting in the army. I rnckon Sol Baynes and Jim Files wouldn't have dared to try ter run off with me if they'd been home." "They won't do it while we are about, either," said Dick. "What is your name, my girl? I am Dick Slater, the captain of the Liberty Boys, and this i s Bob Estabrook, the first lieutenant." Dick then introduced Jack, Ben and the rest, the girl smiling and saying: "Oh, I'm Si Sloane's gal; Mandy my name is. Was you going that way?" pointing. "I better be getting on, I reckon, or mam'll be wondering what keeps me.'' "Do yqu live on this road?" "We Jive a bit off it, but I am going this way. It isn't far. Won't you come and see mam? She'll be right glad to see you uns." "Yes, we will go with you, but won't you ride? Any of the boys will be willing to let you have his horse." "Ob, I don't mind walking that fur," laughed the girl, running ahead, the wind taking off her sunbonnet and causing it to hang on her shoulders. "If she knew how much better she looked that way she would not wear it," laughed Jack. •"I don't suppose she thinks about it, Jack," replied Bob. " Some girls don't think of such things." "There are mighty few of them who don't," laughed Jack. "I have not seen many of them who did not think a lot about their looks." The girl shortly turned into a little by-path and the boys followed, only two going abreast on account of the narrowness of the way. Presently there was a cry of alarm ahead and the girl ran forward rapidly, Dick and Bob following. Entering a little clearing where there was a neat log cabin, Dick saw two redcoats trying to drag a woman from the cabin, two others endeavoring to get in at one of the windows. Mandy ran forward, picked up a stick from the ground and began to beat the two redcoats about the heads and shoulders with it. Bob and then Jack attacked the men at the window, and then Dick and some of the other boys set upon the men who were tryinig to drag out the woman and gave them a great surprise. The four quickly away, and Dick said: "Well, let them go. We do not care for prisoners, and as for learning anything from them, we can learn all we want on our own account." "These boys just now druv away two pesky Tories what was trying to tote me off, mam" said the girl. "They was Sol Baynes and Files. What did these here redcoats want?" "They 'lowed I was a rebel, and that they'd take me to ther gen'ral and make me tell him where they was other rebels, but I reckon they donno me if they reckoned I would." "The redcoats are getting roo bold," said Dick. "We must give them a surprise." "Well, I reckon they need it," sputtered the girl's mother. "The pesky fellers need ter be learned a le ss on, an' I jest hope an' pray that you uns'll give it to 'em. 'Pears ter me you're mighty younr, ter be sogers. Why, you ain't nothin' but boys.' "That don't make no difference, mam," said I'.


4 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP Mandy. "These are some o' the Liberty Boys, an' they don't 'low that they're nothin' but boys, but they're

. THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP 5 Dick and his party, the boys in the barn and the newcomers now attacked the redcoats, who quickly ,retreated, being outnumbered by the plucky boys. "We were out reconnoitering and trying to get supplies for the camp as well," said the boy on the big gray, who was Mark Morrison, the second lieutenant of the troop, "and we heard the so .und of firing in thi;; direction. Not knowing but that we might be needed, we came on as fast as we could." "But we didn't have a c!i.ance to"do very much except drive the redcoats away," observed one of the boys by the name of Harry Thurber. His name was Carl Gookenspieler, but Patsy either could not or would not ever get the name straight. "Some of Tarleton's men, with the colonel him self with them. We had an adventure with Tarleton before, and nearly captured him, and he :was bent upon revenge. " "\Vell, I am glad we came up when we did. How did they happen to attack the cabiri'? It is not on the road, and we would. have known nothing of it if we had not come in this direction to investigate the cause of the firing we heard." "There is quite a story about that, Mark," laughed Bob. "This is Mandy Sloane , a good patriot, and this i s her mother. They gave us shelter when the redcoats came up, and we defended the cabin." "I see, the redcoats attempted to set it on fire," indignantly. "Why, they are no better than a lot _of Indians." "Women in the cabin, and yet they will se t fire to it/' muttered Harry. "No wonder that Tarleton 1s called the butcher." "If you think there i s any danger of these redcoats coming back," said Dick to the woman, "we will remain here. Even if they should send a large force we would be able to defend the cabin now, for we do not all need to go in, and we could keep up a fire from many different points at once." "I reckon they won't come back, captain," the woman replied. "They allow that there's a right smart lot o' you uns , an' it's pretty well on in the evenin', an' they donno what mought happen arter sundown." "Very true," replied Dick, "but if you like we will stay here and keep watch. Those Tory ruffians might come back." "I reckon they won't," laughed Mandy. "They wouldn't dare to come too near the cabin, 'cause they know they're likely to get a shot from the musket if they do." At that moment there was a shout from beyond the clearing and the girl cried excitedly, going forward: "My sakes! there's the boy, I do believe!" In another moment three stalwart men, six feet in height and broad in proportion, came into the clearing. "Why, boys, you hain't run away from the army, have you?" cried the girl. "I reckon we hain't, sis," laughed one of the men. "We're in this here region lookin' arter Cornwallis an' fellers like him, with Gen'ral Wayne, an' we thought we mought as well come an' visit for a spell." "Are these the boys?" asked Dick, with a smile, amused at the idea of calling s uch stalwart men boys. t "To be sure they are," said Mandy, seeing nothing amusing in the fact. "They're my brothers, an' they're the boys for sure." "How old does _this boy happen to be ?" asked Dick, pointing to the one who seemed to be the youngest. "That's Jim; h e's twenty-six," said Mandy. "Joe is thirty, and Jack is thirty-three." "Pretty old boys , I s hould say,"' w i t h a laugh. "Wouldn't yo u cal l them men?" "Mam and pap call u s the boys yet," said the youngest, "an' I reckon Mandy hain't never heard us called nothin' else, nor even thought 'twas anything oncommon." "But ain't you the boys , Jim?" asked Mandy, greatly distressed. "I allus thought you was, but 'pears now you ain't." "O' course we are, sis," laughed Jim, picking Mandy off ihe ground and lifting her up as if she had been a mere infant, and giving her a kiss, "an' we won't be nothir.' else to you a ll no matter how old we get." "Well, I think it will be safe to leave the cabin in charge of the boys," laughe d Dick, "for there is . no doubt that they will take good care of it and everybody in it." "Sol Baynes and Jim Files 'lowed they'd run off with me, Jim," said Mandy, "an' the captain swatted 'em good. The n the redcoats c om e, an' him an' some more o' the Liberty Boys done held the cabin good . He was ' lowin' that mebby him an' the boys better stay here for fear the redcoats mought come back, but you all came, an' that's what he means." "Them pesky T ories done wanted to run off with yer, hey?" muttered the oldest brother. "I reckon I gotter say something to 'em. Much erbleeged, captain, but we uns kin take care o' thinks now." "Yes, I think you can,'' laughed Dick, and then, as it was approaching sunset, the boys all mounte d their horses and set out for the camp. "Mandy did not seem t o think there was anything out of the way in calling those three giants boys," chuckled Bob when they were on the road and going along at a gallop. "It is the force of habit," laughed Mark. "I ex pected to see some boys like ourselves when she spoke." "011' dose was pays, what was men already?" asked Carl. "Sure they must be as big as a church steeple," laughed Patsy. "Well, she has always called them the boys, and never heard them called anything else," observed Dick, "and the idea that they were not the boys was not a pleasing one." "Force of habit, as Mark says," remarked Bob. They were all riding _ on at a good gait and were near a rocky defile down which they were intending to make their way to their curious cave camp, when Mark, who was with Dick and Bob, suddenly exclaimed : "Jove! there are some Hessians, and a lat of them." "Charge them, boys," said Dick, "and then when they are on the run, turn and go down the path and they will think we have been swallowed up." The boys dashed afte.r the Hessians, who wen


• 6 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP not mounted, and the latter, thinking that the whole troop of Liberty Boys . were after them, turned and fled. The boy s suddenly turned into the defile a short distance farther on and were quickly out of sight from the main road. Going down a narrow and very winding path with blind alleys leading from it, the bovs at l engt h reached the mouth of a cave in the s ide of a high hill, the formation eing sandstone, and much of the cave having been made by the action of the water, a part being natural, but none made '!Jy man. The boys rode in and dismounted at a little distance, when Dick returned to the mouth of the strange hiding-place, saying: "These Hessians are a little too close to our cave camp, and I think I will have a look at them in the morning and ee about driving them farther away." CHAPTER IV.-Bob Gets in and Out of Trouble. In the mornin.g Dick set out on horseback with some of the boys to see what he could learn concerning the enemy, and tC} ascertain if any more of then:i had arrived during the night, suspecting that such might be the case. With him were Bob, Jack Warren, Sid Carhart, Paul Howe s and a number of the boys all well mounted and all ready for any adventure, and all to be depended upon in case of an emergency. They were riding along .at a moderate pace when they suddenly heard the sound of loud voices not far ahead of them, and then shots and the sound of blows. "Hallo! there is somethinir going on!" said Bob excitedly. "And "-e want to have something to do with it, . perhaps," replied Dick. "Forward!" The da s hed ahead and shortly came upon 1he three "boys," as Mandy called them, engaged in a struggle witq a number of Hessians. There were three of the patriots and a dozen of tne Hessians, the latter endeavoring to take the Virginians prisoners . The latter were dealing lusty blows upon the enemy, but these outnumbered them, and it looked as if they might succeed in their undertaking. "Forward, Liberty Boys!" shouted Dick. "Down with the Hessians!" "Liberty forever! Give it to the foreign hirelings I" roared the boys, pressing forward and slashing at the Hessians, who were on foot, as were the three sturdy Virginians. They recognized the boys and did not despise their help, as they were in great danger of being overpowered by the Hessians despite their size and strength. They set up a shout and attacked the enemy with renewed vigor, the boys helping them and dealing tremendous blow s right and left upon the enemy. "Down with them, boys!" shouted Bob, sending I\ big Hessian's hat flying with a stroke of his sword, and giving him a bad s<;alp wound bes ide s. Jack, Sid, Paul, Ben and the rest of the boys were doing valiant work and needed no encouragement from Dick to pun i sh the enemy all they could. Next to the Tories, the Hessians were the ene mies whom the boys hated worst, and they lost no opportunity of inflicting all the punishment upon them that they could. There were more of the boys than there were of the Hessians, and the latter quickly realized this and took to flight. "Give them fits, boys!" roared Bob, pursuing three of the Hessians on his fine bay. "Scatter the ruffians! Give it to them!" Jack Warren on his speedy bay mare, Sid Car hal't on his black Sachem with a white star in his forehead, and Paul Howes on his pure white Captain named in honor of Dick, set off after Bob, not knowing what might happen to the impetuous fellow. In fact, something did happen to him, , and very shortly. Bob had the start of the boys, and suddenly the three Hessians he was pursuing came upon some others , and the entire party quickly turned, seized Bob, dragged him from his bay and ran off with him. They evidently took him for Dick Slater, and thought that they had made a fine capture, and so it was, but not as fine as they supposed . They dashed down the road, taking Bob with t.hem, and in a few moments came upon more of their number, and then upon some mounted redcoats. Jack Warren and the boys with him suddenly discovered these newcomers, and Jack said quickly: "Look out, boys, or we will share the fate of Bob Estabrook. Fire a volley at these fellows to arouse the captain." Sid and Paul fired two or three shots apiece with their pistols, and Jack discharged his musket, at the same time setting up a shout. "To the rescue, Libeity Boys!" he cried in a high key. "Down with the redcoats!" On came Dick and the rest of the boys with the three Virginians, all halting at sight of the redcoats, who were a considerable party. The redcoats'-. thinking that there were more of the Liberty .H-Oys than was the case, wheeled • and rode away, taking Bob with them and leaving the Hessians to look after themselves as best they might. This they did by diving into the wood s and quick ly disappearing. "After them, boys!" cried Dick. "We may over take them, as we are better mounted than they are, and snatch Bob away. They seem to think there is a big party of us, and they m&y let him go in order to make their own escape." The boys fairly fled after the redcoats but shortly the latter came up with another party, and Dick saw that it would be useless to pursue the .enemy. . The redcoats halted, in fact, upon commg up with the others, and Dick and the boys fell back and took a path leading into the woods which Dick knew, and which the redcoats would not be able to follow. They heard the enemy go thundering by, expecting to catch them in a few minutes, and laughed to themselves as they thought of the disappointment they were sure to meet with. _ "We will wait here," said Dick. "They will return at length, and we want to pt Bob out of their clutches as soon as possible.' The boys waited in a little opening, and at length heard the sound of the redcoats returning. Dick crept close to the end of the path being well hidden from sight, and presently heard a redcoat say: "It's most extr;iordinary where the young rebels could have gone so soon. They can't fly, but they certainly disappeared in the most extraordi nary


THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAM, P 7 "Oh they have some hole in the swamps where ' ' d they sneak away, the young foxes, ' muttere an-other. "You can't expect them to stand up against the King's troops." "Not with the odds so strongly against us, at any rate," thought Dick. "Well, we have captured their captain, at any rate, and that is something," declared the fint speaker. They went on, and Dick crept out, signaled to Jack and one or two others to follow, and went after the redcoats. The otheTs were to follow at a little distance, but first Dick wanted to see where the redcoats were going and 'how many of them they were. At the end of half a mile he saw a roadside tavern, and here the redcoats had halted their being a number of them outside, while the officer s could be seen sitting in the taproom at the open windows. "There they are, boys," he said. "They are bound to stop and enjoy themse lves, and it will give us a chance to do somethini; for. Bob. We must be cautious, as we are all m uniform, and if we are seen we can do nothing." "\Ve want to be sure that these redcoats have not sent Bob ahead with some othern," declared Jack. "The whole party seems to be there, Jack," replied Dick, "and I think that with them somewhere in the tavern. It is lik e ly that the landlord is a patriot, as there are not many in this section, and if we can get to see him he may help us." The boys waited till the rest came up, when Dick said: "I am going to try to get to the tavern and see if I can discover Bob. Some of you had better do the same, but going in different directions. The more of us that there are at wwk the more chance there is to accomplish something." Dick set out along the edge of the road, keeping hidden as much as possible, while Jack, Sid and Paul went through the woods, but not together, determined to do all they could to rescue Bob. The young lieutenant in the meantime had taken to the tavern, where one of the officers said to him, in an arrogant tone: "Well, Slater, my fine young rebel, we have got you at after all the trouble you have been niaking u s." "Oh have you?'' laughed Bob. "Well, as it I am not Dick Sl.ater." . "Don't try to lie out of it, you impudent young 'rebel " sputtered the redcoat. "It won't do you a bit' of good. I know you, my fine fellow." "I am not trying to lie out of anything," laughed Bob, "but you :ire mistaken. I am not bick Slater." The officer called in another officer and asked : "Is not this young rebel Dick Slater, the captain of the Liberty Boys?" "He certainly i s , Captain Hillbrooke," the other officer replied. "The fellow i s trying to make out that he is not Slater, s o that we will let him go, no doubt, but I know better." "He is Slater and no one else, captain.'' "Of course he i s , positively," and Bob knew that the man had settled it in his own mind that he was Dick Slater, and the other officer did not care to contradict him, and s o had agreed with him. B o b was put in a rear room with the door locked and redcoats outs ide watching him, so that his chances of e scape seemed rather s lim. "The fellow has settl ed on it that I am Dick," he said to himself, "but even if I were to convince him that I am not it would make no difference, for I am a 'rebel,' according to them, and that is s uffi cient." Bob b egan. looking about him with a view to making hi s escape, for although he knew that Dick and the boys would do all t hey could for him, he thought it jui;t as well to make an effort in his own behalf. All the Liberty Boys were self-reliant, and Bob was not a boy to wait f .or some one else to do something for him without trying to do something himself. The window was open, and he looked out and said, with a laugh: "There are only a dozen of you redcoats here. Do you think tJrnt is enough?" "Enough for what, you saucy young rebel?" asked a sergeant with a red nose and a scar over one eye. "To watch me, of course, you stupid redcoat," with a laugh: "Here, here, you rebel, you mustn't call names," protes ted the sergeant. "What are you doing?" laughe d Bob. "I have as much right to call names as you have. I am not a rebel." "Oh, we've enough to w atch you, my lac!, and one or two would do it, but the officers are inside, and that's no place for u s." "Not good enough?" askecl Bob, with a grin. The man did not s ee -the fun of the r ema rk, and replied: "To be sure it's good enough, but the officers don't think we're good enough, don't you know. That's why we're out here. Oh, you won't get away, my lad." • "\Vhy won't he get away?" Bob heard some one ask, and then he saw Mandy Sloane come around the corner of the house. "What's the matter of him? Can't he run?" "Hallo, my girl; haven't I seen you before?" asked the sergeant, Mandy giving no sign of recognizing Bob. "Mebbe. ye have," the girl replied with a laugh, "and that's a good thing for you. I donno as I can say the same foi rn' self." "Why not?" asked the sergeant. "Becaus e ye're not a pooty sight ter look at. Nobody'!! kill yer fur yer good looks.'' "You're a rebel, I fancy." "Then ye don't fancy right, for I ain't," with a chuckle. "Who's that in the winder? Some one set to watch ye?"" "You're a loyal s y_bject, are you?" asked the sergeant, some of the men gathering about to hear 1.he conversation. "Oh, I'm loyal, all right," said the girl, back, t he m e n following. "To the King?" enquired the sergeant. "I didn't say nothing about the King. You asked me if I was loyal, and s o I am.'' Then you're a rebel," declared the Mandy promptly boxed his ears , and with such vigor that he jumped backward, upset two or there of the men, and made a lot of confusion.


8 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP "By George! I must have a kiss for that!" cried the sergeant, getting up. "You kin have it if yer ketch me," laughed Mandy, starting off on the run. The sergeant and all the !'est set out in pur suit, the girl leading them toward the road and leaving the prisoner without a guard. Bob knew that the girl had recognized him, and that she was doing this to give him an opportunity to escape. Before the redcoats were well away from the tav ern he was out of the window and making for the woods at full speed. Here he suddenly came upon Jack Warren. "Hallo, Jack! Looking for me, were you?" "Yes , but how did you manage to get away?" "Mandy Sloane gave me a chance by leading the redcoats away. She's a clever girl." Jus t then there was a loud outcry from the road. CHAP1'ER V.-Mandy Helps the Boys. Dick Slater, hunying along at the side of the road toward the tavern so as to discover if Bob was there, heard a sudden commotion of him, and then saw Mandy Sloane hurrying down the road pursued by the dozen redcoats. Think ing nothing of the danger to himself, Dick sprang out, whipped out his pistols and said in a deter mined tone: "Let that girl alone, you miserable redcoats I" "Scoot, captingl" cried Mandy, burring on. "The leftenant is all right." Dick's misunderstanding of the case and his de lay worked against him, for now the sergeant and the redcoats with him came rushing on, that he was the captain of the Liberty Boys, ana not the prisoner in the tavern. It was too late for him to escape, and he was quickly surrounded, Mandy getting away, however, and hurrying on. Bob Estabrook and Jack Warren on the edge of the woods looked toward the road and saw the cause of the uproa.J.. "Jove! that's too bad; they have caught Dick!" exclaimed Bob. "He must have misunders tood what the girl was up to, and ran out to protect her." "Well, now we've got to get him out of trouble," said Jack. They made their way to where the other boys were waiting, and explained what had happened, Sid and Ben shortly coming in and telling the same story. "Well, we've got to look out for Dick now," de1 clared Bob, and then Mandy appeared. "The captain is ketched," s h e s aid. "I didn't know he was about, an' when I ran off with them redcoats trailin' arter me sols ye could get away, he reckoned I was in trouble an' run out ter help me." "Yes, I saw it,'' said Bob. "Well, never mind, it was not your fault, and now we mus t do our best to get him out." . "An' I'll help ye all I kin, 'though I dassen't show myself now arter what I done, 'caus e they'll know I done helped ye ter git away." "That's all right," said Bob. "You can help us, I have no doubt, for you are a very clever girl and a good patriot." "Waal, I donno how clever I am, but they ain't no mistake about my bein' a patriot,'' with a laugh, "an' I'm ready ter do anything ye say." "All right, we'll get to the tavern first and see what they are doing with . Dick. He will try to help hims elf, but we must do all we can at the same time." Bob and Mandy, who still wore her blue sun bonnet, made their way toward the rear of the tavern, the boy s going in different directions, and keeping a sharp lookout for the enemy as well as for a chance to aid Dick. The young captain was taken to the tavern, where one of the redcoats said to the captain, who had dec lared that Bob was Dick: "We have taken the captain of those rescally young rebels, the Liberty Boys, Captain Hill brooke. What shall we do with him?" other .office r. was present, and the captain, looking at Dick, sa id to his companion in a rather sharp tone: "You said the other was Slater. Don't you know the young rebel when you see him?" "I had my doubts, sir, but as you were so cer tain it was Slater, I could not--" , "Nonsense! I never said it was Slater. Be sides, haven't you a mind of your own? You told me the other fellow was Slater." . 1:'his was true enough, but the captain had also ms1sted that Bob was Dick, and the man had not to contradict his arrogant superior officer. Dick understood the situtaion, and laughed to himself as he watched the face of the s elf-suffi cient captain. "Are you the rebel captain, Slater?" the red coat asked. "No, I am not," said Dick. "You are not Dick Slater?" gasped the ser geant. '.'.Yes, I am Dick Slater, but I am no rebel." . Of course,.you are a rebel!" snapped Captain H1llbrooke. You can't be anything else. Don't tell me you are not a rebel." "But I do tell you so," Dick replied. "I am not a rebel. I am an American officer and a patriot, fighting for independence. We are not rebels . You British did not call yourselves rebels when fought for your rights and liberties, and neither do we." "The case i s no t the same; you are rebel s I say," snapped the captain with an air of finality "Lock the young rebel up and see that he not get away, as the other did." Dick was taken to another room in the tavern this being on the s econd floor, where the of escape was not as. good as upo n the first floor . The door was locked and there was a guard in the hall outs ide, the redcoats being at the side of the house as when Bob was a prisoner. Dick looked out and saw thE! redcoats and then saw a white handkerchief displayed in a clump of bushes at one sitle of the hou s e not very far from the red coats. "There i s Bob," he said to himself, and then he waved his own handkerchief in a careless fashion and stepped back into the room. Looking around, he saw that there was another door besides the one leading into the hall and he ti:ied, finding. that it was not locked. Open mg 1t without makmg any noise, he looked info


THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP another room in which there was a bed and a few other pieces of furnitme, but there was another door to it besides the one he had opened. There was a windo\\", however, and he crossed the room quietly and looked out. It ga\e him a view of the ground back of the house, and there were no redcoat:; in sight here, a ll being at the side of the tavern. "If I can get out here," h e said lo himself, "it will be a ll right, becaus e I can then easily make my way to where Bob is." Tearing a page out of his notebook, he wrote a note to Bob, tell ine; him that he wa:; going to make his way out by the rear window, u sing the bed cord a s a !-)pe, and for Bob to look out for him. There was an old candlestick on the little table in the room, and he stu c k the note in this and re turned to the r oom he had just l e ft. Then he threw the candlestick out of the window, seeing it fall among the bushes. The r edcoats had not no ticed what h e did, and h e now went into the small e r room, l ocking the d0or after him . Throwing the covers from the bed, he quickly took out the cord which held up the mattress, making a long and strong rope of i t by doubling it twice. He fastened one end to the bedstead and threw the other out of the window. Just then he heard the outer door of the other room ope n . "Hallo! where i s the young rascal? Hiding, is he?" "I was none t o o soon,'' thought Dick as he got out o f the window. "Hallo come ou t of that, you rebel!" Then he heard some one pounding on the door and trying to break it down. "It is none too stro1 1g,' ' he said. "I must hurry." Then h e glic!ed rnpidly clown t h e rope, and presently heard a crash from the floor t\bove which ht> had just left. Looking down, he saw Bob and Mandy S loane, and then a 1rnmber of the boys. He went on and was within a few feet from the grnund v;he;1 he heard a shou f from the window above. "'Hallo! look out for the rebel, he is escaping!" some one called out, and then he looked up and saw a redcoat in the window. The man suddenly whipped oi.\; a knife, and was about to cut the cords .vhen Bob fired a shot and sent the knife flying out of his hand. "Drnp, Dick!"' he cried. Dick let go and was caught by Jack and Sid. The man in the window continued to shout, howeper, and went to the other window where he could see the redcoats. "Come on, Dick,'' said Bob, "we can get away." It was a few moments before the redcoats understood that Dick was making his escape by the 1ear windo:w, and by the time they reached the back of the house there was ilO one to be seen there. There was a great alarm raised, and the redcoats came rushing from the tavern and from the road, all looking for the runaway rebels, but seeing nothing of them. By that time Dick and his rescuers were in the road hurrying toward the place where they had left their horses. The redcoats came finally dashing along the road, thinking that Dick had gone that way, and saw the boys just as they were mounting their horses and riding away at a gallop. They were not as well mounted as the boy:;, and iu a short time the latter were well in advance and the enemy were forced to give up the chase. Mandy had been in the neighbo1hood when she saw the come up to the tavern with Bob, and she determined to do all she could to rescue him, not knowing that Dick and the boys were coming on for the same uurpose. The girl went on her way after Dick had escaped, the young captain, Bob and all the boys thanking her most heartily for what she had done. "Oh, that' s aJl right, I reckon," she answered. with a l augh. "You uns did me a good turn, an' we're all good patriots, and \l"e've gotter help each other if we wanter win this fight." "You are all right, Mandy,'' replied Dick. "The Liberty Boys help all good patriots, and we glad of any help from others. We not too proud to take it, no matter from whence it may come . vVe are all goo d patriots together." "Reckon we are, capt'n, an' that's the way ter talk, " and then Mandy went away while the boys continued on their way. The boys had liked Mandy before, but they liked her still better now, recognizing her worth more than ever. "There was that girl,'' said Bob, "never knowing that there was any one trying to help me anti setting about it all alone, never expecting any help from the boy. She is the right sort, I tell you." "Indeed she i s, blue sPnbonnet or no blue sunbonnet," laughed Jack Warren. "She might not be h alf as brave as she is now if she wore a big bonnet and plumes,'' declared Ben S purlock. "And yet she might," said Jack. "However, she i s one of the right sort, and if s h e were a boy s h e would be one of u s . " "There are plenty of good girl s who help the cause," declared Dick. "We know plenty of them ourselves." All the boys agreed to this, for the s isters of a number of them had done many brave deeds for the cause of independence. Alice Estabrook, Edith Slater, Dorothy and many others had aided the boys in many ways, and there were others whom the boys knew who had done a great deal for the cause. "The redcoats and Hessians are getting as thick as bears around a bee tree," muttered as the boys rode on, "and we must do something to show them their places." "That is what we are going to do, Bob," declared Dick. "From our cave camp we can sally out upon the enemy, do all the mischief we can, and then get away and puzzle them as to our hid ing-place." "That is so, Dick, and it is the most unlikely thing In the world that they will ever find out where we" The boys went to the cave, where those who had remained behind were greatly interested in hearing of their adventures. "You did not see any camp of the enemy, did you, Dick?" asked Mark Morrison. "No, Mark, I did not, but we must find out where it is, and attack it at an unexpecetd mo ment." "The headquarters of the officer s is in the tav-


10 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP ern," laughed Ben, "but that is as near to a camp as we came." The boys smiled, and Dick said: "Some of u s must go to the headquarters .in disguise , and perhaps we will learn more of the enemy. We cannot venture there in uniform unle ss we had a strong party, but we can go as spies and perhaps learn considerable." CHAPTER VI.-A Daring Scheme Fails . After dinner Dick and Bob, with two or three of the b oys, all in ordinary dress and riding horses not lik ely to attract attention as their own would, set out to Yisit the ta.,vern and to locate the camp of the redcoats if po ss ible. Dick and B o b rode to gether, Jack, B e n and Sid being a little way b e hind, but ready to come up in a moment if they were wanted. Dick a n d B ob were within a short distance of the tavern when they saw two r oughloo king men coming around a turn in the road. Dick knew the men to be S o l Baynes and Jim FL.is1 the fellows who had trie

THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP 11 windows half a dozen redcoats sitting in the taproom drinking and smoking, and g e n erally enjoying the m s elve s . "As the Tories are not there, Jack, I think we might venture to go in and see what w e can learn of the enemy," suggested Dick. "I certainly have no objection to that, captain," replied Jack, with a short laugh. "The landlord may know me," Dick went on, ''but I do not think he i s an enemy of ours. He allows the redcoats to CQ,_nw in because it i s good for trade, and then he cannot help himself very well." "No, because they would wreck the inn if he did not. He is wis e to make no objection, and I think likely that he learns a bit besides, which will be of use to u s." "Quite right, Jack," shortly. The two boys di smounted, tethered their horses at the hitching-post, and entered the inn unob trusive ly, taking seats in a corner near enough to a party of redcoats to hear what they were saying, and not too near to be suspected of having seated thems elve s for the purpos e of hearing what was said. A young woman in a smart cap and spotless apron presently came up, took their orders and said in a low tone: "You are not afraid of being recognized, cap tain?" Dick looked around, saw Captain Hillbrooke at a little distance, and replied: "No, I am not. The captain yonder has se e n me, but he i s s o settled in hi s own conceit that he would not admit that I was Dick Slater if he took a notion, and I do not think he i s quick to recognize persons." "I think I can give you s ome information concerning him and the redcoats," the young woman continued. "Very good. The landlord i s a patriot? I had an idea he was." ) "Yes, he is, but we keep our lip s clo s ed while the redcoats are here." "Naturally," with a smile. "That i s di scretion itself." The young woman went away, and Jack said, looking around the room: "No one suspects u s , and the c aptain has not looked our way s ince we came in. The p e ople h ere are our friends , and we can depend upon them in cas e of any trouble." "Very true, Jack ," Dick a greed. "I thought that the landlord or s ome of the attendants might recognize us, but not the redcoats." "There i s that red-nosed sergeant not far away," with a laugh. "Making his nos e redder than ever with strong drink,'' shortly. The y oung woman shortly returned with som e bread and cheese and a jug of milk, and at the same time Dick heard the clatter of hoof s on the road and looked out careles sly. A Britis h officer mounte d on a white hors e had jus t ridden up to the inn and was abou t to di smount. Dick knew the horse in an in stant, and the man was a s well know. "That i s Tarleton, Jack,'' the young captain said, under his breath . .. :'.You are iiitht," muttered J lookinjt out and catching sight of the noted Britis h officer as he came up the steps. "Find out where he goe s," said Dick to the young woman. "Very good, young gentlemen," said the young woman, picking up the coin s which Dick laid down. "The matter shall be attended to at onc e ." "Ybu have a s cheme in your head, Dick,'' whispered Jack, as the young woman went away. "Yes ; I tried to get hold of Tarleton once be-fore, Jack." "So you did. And you are still thinking of it?" "Yes ,'' shortly. "Jove! it is a daring pl a n, Dick, and if it should succeed--" "vVe must try to make it succeed, Jack,'' said Dick. Tarleton did not enter the tap-room, but went directly to one of the private chambers , the boys eating and drinking, and apparently unconcerned about the arrival of the stranger. In a short time the young woman returned and said in a low tone: "He is in the second room on the right along the hall which you will s ee a s you go out on your left." "He is alone?" "Yes , but is expecting s ome one. Perhaps the captain yonder will be sent for, although he i s not very important. Some one el s e may be expected fir st." "Very good. We shall los e no time." "You have. s ome daring s cheme in your head, captain?" in an excited \?hisper. "Be cautious. You are surrounded by enemie s .. " "Yes, I know that, but if I venture nothing I gain nothing." "Very true. We will give you all the help we can, although it i s very dangerous." "We are accu s tomed to facing dangers," shortly. The young woman s miled and went away. The boys shortly fini s hed their s imple repast and arose to leave. The young woman met them as they reached the door. "I have been sent to summon the captain,'' she whis pered. "Don't do it, yet," whispered Dick. The n he and Jack went out and hurried along the pass age, which she had mentioned. Reaching the s econd door on the right, Dick entered the 1 oom, clo sely followed by Jack Warren. Tarleton look e d up, saw the boy s , and said, angrily: "What do you want, you clod s ? This is a private room, and--" want you, colonel!" said Dick, quickly, steppmg briskly forward, pistol in hand. "Dick Slater, as I live!" cried the officer, leap . ing to hi s feet. "Hallo! this--" "Silence!" hissed Dick. "I missed getting you once, colonel, but I will not do s o now. Come with us at once, and if you ma]\e a sound--" A significant gesture completed the sentence. "Why, you wretched young rebel, do you dare to threaten me?" with an angry snarl. "I will s how you that--" The i rate officer whipped out a pistol which Jack promptly dashed from his hands as Dick sprang forward and clapped his own weapon to the colonel's The pistol went off with a


' 12 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP loud report, and voice s were heard in the pas sage. In a moment the door was thrown open and Captain Hillbrooke and three or four other redcoats rushed in. An officious potboy wi shing to earn a shilling had delivered Tarleton's me s sage to the captain before the young woman could prevent him. _ "That is Di . ck Slater, the rebel spy. Seize him!" cried Tarl'eton. Dick made a quick gesture to Jack, and dashed at the redcoats. Jack went out of the window, while Dick overturned Captain Hillbrooke. He struck the others aside and das hed ahead. Reaching the door, Dick snatched out the key, rushed out, slammed the door, put the key in the lo clf , turned it and ran down the passage. He had the key with him, and there would be no haste about letting out the redcoats . CHAPTER VIL-Making Ready for the Attack. Tarleton and the redcoats were making a lot of noi se in the room where Dick had locked them in. Some were pounding on the-doo1 and kicking at it as well, shouting to be Jet out at the same time. There was a cras h, and the door had evidently given way. As Dick reached the outs ide he saw a redcoat jump out of the window and rus h at Jack. The latter was just untetheTin g the two horses as the man ran at him. The redcoat was not too quick for him, however. Jack was a lively fellow, and' then he had thought that perhaps some of the redc8ats would take the same way out that he had. The redcoat was the rednosed sergeant whom both boys had noticed in the room. . "Stop, you young rebel!" he growled, making a dash at Jack. The lovely fellow struck out vigorously, taking the sergeant on the end of the no se and making it redder than ever. Then redcoats began leaping out of the window and coming out at the door in great excitement. The two boys slipped their tethers and mounted in haste. Bullets began to whistle around. their heads, and one struck J ack's horse in the flank. Dick fired three or four quick shots and said: "Come up with me, Jack. We m'ust g e t away." Jack leaped from his horse, which was badly lamed and sprang up behind Dick, turning. and firing' one or two quick shots, hitting one of the redcoats and giving him a painful flesh wound. Away went the two boys, quickly turning a bend in the road. "I am glad that was not my mare that got hit," muttered Jack. "Yes that wou ld have been unfortunate." The were heard coming on at a gallop, having mounted their horses, and Dick leaped to the ground, saying: "Keep on, Jack. They will not catch you now that you are alone." The young soldier knew that Dick would take care of himself, and he always obeyed orders, no matter if they seemed to put Dick in danger. Although Dick Slater was the captain of the Lib erty Boys he joined right in with them and looked out' for the others as though he were simply a private. This endeared him all the more to the boy s , and they were ready to do anything for him. "It is not many captains that would lock out for a fellow like that," muttered Jack a s he flew on, looking behind him. Dick dove into the woods, quickly getting out of sight, and in a short time he heard the rr"' cmts coming on at full speed , and peered throug!-i the branches and saw them go galloping by in pursuit of Jack. The Liberty Boy kept up a goo:!' pace, knowing how to the best out of a horse without injuring it, and Dick knew that he wou l l es cape unless some unforeseen accident occurred. "Jack is all right," he said to himself, out after the redcoats had gone on, "and these fellow s will not catch him. Perhaps I can do something myself." He walked on, the sounds of the horses growing fainter every moment until at last he did not hear it at all. Jack meanwhile kept on at a good gait, steadily gaining on the redcoats, who caught sight of him now and then, but di d not know that he was alon e. and wondering ho, two boy s on one horse could keep up such a pace. Finally Jack darted down a lane which was scarcely to be seen, but which he knew well, and the redcoats los t sight of him entirely. Dick, keeping on, at length heard the clatter of hoofs and knew that the redcoats were returning. P r es ently he saw the redcoats coming toward him a t an easy pace. Tarleton was not with them; the party being led by Captain Hillbrooke. Dick stepped aside in the bushes, but as the last line of redcoats was passing, he suddenly leaped upon the horse of the rna n nearest him, upset hi>n into the ditch, and then wheeled and r ode rapidly away. The redcoat set up a yell, and Dick called out: "Good-by, redcoats ! Much obliged for tbs' horse . It will pay for the one you shot." "By George! that is Dick Slater himself!" roared the sergeant. Then the redco.ats wheeled and gave chase to Dick, but they lost time in doing it, and the young captain was well on the way before they got started. They fireq at h im, but he lay well along the horse's neck, and the bullets flew over his head and did no damage. Dick went on at a good pace, and when out of sight at a turn of the road, took a side path which shortened the way for him and puzzled the redcoats. When he rode into the cave camp, Jack Warren said, with a laugh: "We ll , you managed to pick up a horse after all, I see , captain." "Yes, and I had a good laugh at the redcoats as well. I captured a horse so that I was not obliged to walk. Bob's party shortly came in and reported having seen the camp of the Hessians and learned how many there were in it, and Dick decided to give them a surprise that night. "If they join the redcoats we will not have such a good chance," he said, "and I want to give them a fine shaking up before it is too late." The boys were eager to have a slap at the Hessians, and after that to get at the redcoats and igive them a surprise. "They are greatly puzzled to know where we get to so suddenly, I have no doubt," laughed Mark, "and we want to puzzle them still more. " A strict watch was always kept to see that no


THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP 13 one discovered the cave camp, for the Tories might .Plies that they could take away without trouble, wheeling as they reached the edge of the camp and s ,tartin,g back again in a little different direction toward the starting point. Crack crack-crack ! "Liberty forever; give it to the foreign hirelings, boys!" they shouted as they emptied their pistols ?.1ld made a dash for the road, doing more mischief and throwing the Hessians into a panic. They quickl y recovered, however, urged on by their officers, who saw how comparatively few there were of the boys, and now they attempted to cut off the retreat of the gallant lads and to capture their captain. "Away with you, boys !" shouted Dick. "We have done all the mischief we can, but we will come again and do some more." / The boys uttered a tenific yell and dashed out of the camp and upon the road, going at a gallop the way they had come, and fairly thun .. C.ering down the road. After them came the Hessians in some force, having secured a number of horses and mounting in haste, hoping to overtake the intrepid young patriots and punish them for the mischief they had done. The boys were well mounted and were used to making such breakneck dashes as these, and they rapidly drew ahead of the Hessians and were soon well in the lead and gaining every moment. "He who fights and gets away can come back and make more trouble later," laughed B ob. "There is no disgrace in running away under these circumstances." "Not a bit of it, liftinant, but Oi'd rather set thim to rinnin' nor to be rinnin' away meself," said Patsy. "More bedder you was runner away dan be tooke n, ain't it, Batsy?" asked Carl, seriously. "Thrue for ye, me bye." The Hessians were still in pursuit of them when in the light of the moon they saw a number of redcoats approachin,g. "Hallo! here is something I had not counted upon,'' said Dick. "Halt, boys, and get ready for these fellows." The boys had not had time to reload, but now they halted and quickly made ready for the newcdmers, whose appearance they had not thought of. "They may have come out to lo ok for us and give us a surprise, or they may be on the way to unite with the Hessians,'' observed Mark. "Well, whichllver it is, the coming of the Hes si.:ins will help us," laughed Dick. "Forward! my brave lads ." With a shout the boys dashed on. The halt they had made had given the Hessians a chance to lessen their lead, and now they hurried forward, thinking to overtake "the brave fellows. The redcoats, seein,g the boys halt, supposed that they were getting ready to retreat and come on at a gallop. When they beheld the boys sud denly come on with a shout, they did not know what to make of it, and when they heard tho thunder of the Hessians' horses they were still more puzzled. The onl y explanation was that there was a force behind the Liberty Boys ready to help them, and they quickly turned and retreated. They could not believe that the boys would attack them unless such was the case, and they promptly beat a retreat. Coming to another road, being at the moment


14 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP hidden from the Hessians, Dick took his boys down this, and they were out of sight by tho time the Hessian s appeared. The Hessians, seeing the redcoats and thinking that they were the Liberty Boys, went on with a dash, passing the road where the boys had turned. Some of the redcoats discovered that their pursuers were Hessians, and quickly communicated this fact to the others, the column being halted. When the Hessians came up, both thev and the redcoats were greatly puzzled, and each asked the other what had become . of the youDtg "rebels." The boys by this time were on their way to the cave camp under the lead of Bob, while Dick and a few others were in the bushes seeing and hearing what went on the two forces. "They must have gone down that other road," said Captain Hillbrooke, who was in command of the redcoats. "If we go after them we must overtake them. They will not get away as easily as they think, the saucy young rebels." The combined forces now set out toward the other road, expecting to overtake the daring lads and punish them for their temerity in having dared to attack a detachment of the King's troops, the Hessians no t b eing considered. Dick and the boys with him made their way rapidly to the road down which Bob and the res t had gone, and mounted their horses, standing in full view In the moonlight in the middle of the road. On came the redcoats and the Hessians, but just as they reached the other road they heard Dick shout in a loud voice : "Now then, boys, get ready to give it to these fellows again!" The redcoats halted in some confusion and saw Dick and three or four of the Liberty Boys sitting on their 'horses in the middle of the road. They were not going to be put to the blush a.gain by the Liberty Boys, and Captain Hillbrooke ordered his men to charge. The boys fired a volley1 and then wheeled and dashed away, laughing heartily at the redcoats and going like the wind. The enemy could not catch up with them, and at length gave up the chase, particularly as the road began to grow rough and wind j!1g, and they became app1ehensive of being caught in an ambush. Dick and the boys caught up with Bob and the main body, and all went to the cave, greatly pleased at the result of the evening's adventure. "We must find out where the redcoats have their camp and then give them a surprise," said Dick when they reached the cave. "We must keep them puzzled with regard to our whereabouts, for in that way we can play a great war game against them and aid the-cause materially. We must also learn if Cornwallis is yet in the n eighborhood." The boys occupied themselves in various ways while not on post, there being pickets set bn the road at different points to guard against possible surprise by the Tories or other enemies, Jack Warren and Ben Spurlock being upon a road not ofte n used, but considered just a s important by Dick, nevertheless. They were walking slowly up and down, listening and looking along the road, keeping in the shadow from force of habit, when Jack, wl).o was farther on than B en, heard some one coming, and then the sound of voices. . "Gin'ral Cornwallis would pay a lot if he knowed where the sassy rebels is," some one said, "an' I reckon I kin tell him." "But he ain't here now, Gil, so how be ye goin' ter tell him?" another voice replied. "Huh! that's all yew know." "I wanter know." "Waal, I'm tellin' ye, Pete. Cornwallis is in ther deestrick, 'cause I've seen hi s camp, an' I reckon I know where them young rebels is. They stopped pap from gettin' Mandy Sloan so's I could marry hP.r, an' l 1gotter git eve n on 'em." "That's so, Gil, an' I gotter help--Gosh I what's that?" Jack had imitated the sound of a hawk to signal to Ben to come on, but to keep hidden. "That's nothin' but a nighthawk,'' disgustedly. "Yew ain't a-skeered o' that?" "No, but it come so Sudden-like that I had ter jump. "So ye know where the young rebels ls, do yer?" "Waal, I reckon I dew, an' I'm going' ter find out fur sartin', an' then tell the gin'ral and get s ome money." "Where is it, Gil Baynes?" Jack was sure that one of the speakers was Gil Baynes, for he heard hard the name and now he was certain. The fellow was a Tory and the son of Sol Baynes, whom Dick Slater had warned away from the district. He might know where the Liberty Boys had their camp, and Jack determined to find out and to catch the two Tories if he could. "Huh! I ain't er-goin' ter tell ye, 'cause then ye'll go an' tell ther gin'ral yerself, an' cheat me out'n the money,'' sna pped Gil. "Won't do nothin' o' t.he sort! You're all ther time suspicionin' suthin', Gil Baynes. Reckon yew'd dew thet yerself, an' so ye think other folks'd dew it." "Don't yew talk like thet ter me, Pete Files, 'cause ef yew dew I'll swat ye!" "Reckon ye won't, then!" snorted the other, and Jack saw the two boys, for such they were, stop in the road and glare angrily at each other. Ben was close at hand now, and the two young 1;atriots stood in the shadow watching the Tory boys and wondering what they would do, if they did anything. "Waal, mebbe I won't." muttered Gil, "but any how yew've got no call ter talk ter me like o' that, sence we've allus been friends like." "I donno as we have." with a "Ye'vu done nasty things ter me. an' T orter li cked ye fur et, but I didn't 'cause I didn't want ter hurt ye." "Huh! ye needn't ha' been a-skeered o' that, 'cause ye couldn't nohow." "Mebbe I could, an' anyhow I reckon I know the place where ye think ther Liberty B oys hev thur camp. It's in a cave in the mount'ns. I done found it last spring, but I never went inter et much, 'cause----" "I know, 'cause vew was a-skeered. I ain't sheered of it, an' Ja & t fall I went all through it, or mostly, anyhow. I reckon ihem rebels is tr.ere, an' I'm goin' tfl" look. Yer kin come with ef yer like. I'll take keer on ye," with a scornful Ia ugh." This was too much for Pete,. and he flew at Gil and gave him the thrashing he had promise.i to igive him, the other boy finally running away


THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP 15 blubbering lourily and threatening all sorts of things. "These boys know something about the cave,'' said Jack, "but probably not as much as we do nor as they think they do. We must watch them." "It will be an easy matter to frighten them awav," observed Ben. "We might have captured them, but we don't want to keep them, and we found out something. " "Yes, that Cornwallis is near at hand. Dick will be glad to know of that, for he will tell Wayne and Lafaye:te, and it is likely that. we shall have a brush with the proud earl before Ieng." "I hope we will, and take down his pride a bit," muttered Ben. "We give Tarleton a scare, and I'd be glad if we could give Cornwallis an other." The boys waited for the return of the Tory boys, but only Pete Files came back, takin11: the middle of the road and whistling a lively tune to keep up his courage. "I reckon I know as much erbout thet there cave as Gil Baynes does," he muttered, "an' I'm goin' there now an' see ef ther rebels Is there, an' then I'm goin' ter tell the gin'ral m'self. Gil done said I would, an' ef I have ther name [ mought as well hev the game." The boys left the _Tory boy 1go on, but signaled to the others so that there was very little chance of his getting far into the ca,.e. He did find one way to it, but had gone only a short distance when there .came deep groans and then shrieks, and the Tory, dreadfully frightened, ran out df the place as fast as he could go, declaring that it was haunted. "He won't come here again in a hurry," laughed Sam Sanderson, and in a short time Jack and Ben came in, having been relieved by the two Harrys, and told Dick what they had heard from the Tory boys. "So-so, CO\'nwallis is about, is he?" said Dick. "Then we must try and surprise him as well as the others." CHAPTER IX.-Dick's Night Adventure. Losing no time, although it was growing late, Dick set out upon his black Arabian, Major, for the camp of General Wayne, which was at some little distance. The Liberty Boys would not be strong enou,gh to cope successfully with Cornwallis, although they might make some trouble for him, and the young patriot captain decided that it was better to acquaint the general with the news of the Earl's coming, as he could communicate with Lafayette, and something decided could be done to check the enemy's progress. The moon sho11e bright and Dick could see his way distinctly as he went on at a gallop, the air being none too cool, and the excitement of the journey making him feel in the best of con dition and ready for anything. He was riding on at good s peed when, coming out into an open place on the road at a little rise where he could se e across country for a considerable distance, he saw the light of camp fires as he took them to be, and halted to have a better look at them. Going , on slow ly, Dick scanned the country and decided upon a road to take to reach the camphe saw, and so determine just what it was. Then he went on, presently striking into another road, which he knew would bring him to thE:: camp he had sl!en. He came out at length in sight of the fires again, but did not see them as plainly as before, probably because it was later and they were dying down, and he kept on, using more caution a s he proceeded. Now and then he would lo se sight of the fires on account of the trees. or bends in the road, but at Jength he saw them again much nearer than before, and went on with still greater caution. Finally, seeing one of the fires very distinctly, and seeing figures about it, he dismounted, left Major among the bushes where he would not be ob served, and went ahead, taking care not to make any noise that would attract the men around the fire. He was going on with great caution when he heard a voice say almost in front of him: "We will steal a march upon the rebels this time, Johnson." Dick glided behind a tree without making any noise, and then saw distinctly the outlines of a man at the side of the road. "Yes, I fancy we will," replied some one not so near. "Hallo I I thought you were right in front of me, Johnson," said the first speaker, in some surprise. "No, I am behind you. You passed me just now." "That's mo s t extraordinary. I thou,ght I saw you right in front of me." "It was lucky the fellow spoke or I should have run right into him," was Dick's instant thought. "These men must be some of the outer line ,pf pickets. They are keeping pretty quiet for me to have neither seen nor heard them. " I am afraid you have been drinking too much homebrew at the rebel house yonder, Perkins," laugb.ed Johnson, as he came .up. The night wind waved the branches of the trees aside, and Dick saw the two men plainly, being undiscovered him s elf, however. " I hope the fellow will keep that idea up,,,.. thought Dick. "Othe.rwise there may bll an investigation to discover who that other uerson was." "Not much chance of qoing that," with a growl, "when the officers stick to the place closely." "Yes, they do occupy it rather exclusively, and even when we happen to be'on duty there we have little time to get a bite or a drink, and then the rebel women are s o uppish with us King's soldiers that you can't get a word with one of them, and as for stealing a kiss, why, there's as little chance of that as of a rich man getting into paradise." The two men presently turned and walked toward the fire, Dick following along the edge of the road and in the bushes, taking great care not to make any noise. The men turned again and he went on, getting nearer to the fire, and seeing a number of redcoats sitting or standing about it, these being sqme of the pickets, and the fire being kept brighter on that account. There were other fires not far distant, but they were dying down and gave out verylittle light, for which Dick was thankful, while s:t the same time


16 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP I he was disappointed, as they might have given him a chance to estimate the force of the enemy. "The house they spoke of must be one that Cornwallis has seized for his own use," he thought. "I might see some of the people if it were not so late. They would tell me all I v;anted to know." The men about the fire were not making much noise, and Dick had to be all the more cautious a$ he stol e around it and back into the road in his endeavor to locate the hous e mentioned by the redcoats. He presently saw it, noticing l ights at the rear, but none in front. TaRing car2 not tc stumble upon a redcoat, as he had almost done before, Dick made hi s way to the rear and looked in at the window where he had seen th2 light. He saw three young girls sitting in the kitchen drinking tea, and recognizing one of them as Manely Sloane, her blue sunbonnet hanging o\er the back of her chair. "Hallo! there i s Mandy," he muttered. "The people here must be friends of hers. She will tell me all I want to know." He went closer to the window, listened, and then went up and tapped gently on the pane. The three girls gave a sta1t and a scream, and lJick pressed his face to the pane anLI rapped again. "Go away, you nasty redcoat!" cried Mandy, and then she came to the window and saw Dick, uttering a cry of surprise. Then she opened the window, Dick saying in a warning tone: "Don't make any noise. There may be redcoats about. I did not expect to see you here, my girl." Then he leaped lightly within, Mandy saying to her companions: "This i s Captain Slater, of the Liberty Boys. He is a igood friend to the cause." "I would know that from his uniform," replied one of the girls. "Won't you sit down, captain, and have a cup of tea? These redcoats .make us live in the kitchen or the barn, but we manage to get a little comfort for all that." "Tell me, is Cornwallis occupying the house?" asked Vick, a s he removed his hat and sat down. "No, he is elsewhere. One of his officers has taken it and we are turned out." "Do you know how large a force he I only heard this evening that he was m the region, and I have come to find out all I can." "You are on a most dangerous mission," excfaimed the girl,' greatly impressed. "Mandy heard of the arrival of Cornwallis when she came over to pay us a little visit, and she declared that she would let you know just as soon as she could." "Mandy is a good patriot," replied Dick, wit.n a smile. "Tell me, is there a large force of the enemy here?" "There's a right smart lot on 'em," Mandy replied, placing a cup of tea befo1e Dick, "and I ieckoned I'd have to tell you all about it just as quick a s I could get to the camp, only I dunno where it is. Mebby the boys do, and I C(>Uld tell them first." "It is in a cave," said Dick, "and I will tell you just where it is so that you can find . it if you want to tell us anything abou. t the enemy." Dick told how Jack and Ben had discovered the fact of Cornwallis being in the neighborhood. Mandy laughing and saying: "Then two is a couple o' sneaks. They won't come here, but you gotter be careful that they don't discover the cave, 'cause they'll tell the Tories and they'll tell the redcoats, and you may have trouble." "We will look out for that," shortly. The two girls were named Patience and Faith Cowles, and were great friends of Mandy's, seemg each other often. Their mother had gone to bed and the three girls had been gossiping over a cup of tea in the kitchen, when Dick unexpectedly happened upon them. In the middle of the talk, Dick having no thought of danger, the outer doo1 opened and a redcoat entered the kitchen. There was a candle on the table where Dick and the girls were sitting, and the young captain promptly blew this out as he discovered the gleam of scarlet. "There, see what you've done I" cried Mandy. 'You've left us in the dark. I don't see why -you wanted to come in here for, anyhow. \Ve don't want you." Th.ere was some little light from the fire, but this did not reveal Dick where he sat, and he arose noiselessly and made his way to where the room was in deeper shadow. "You are not very social," the intruder replied, Dick recognizing him by his voice as Perkins. "Having a . cup of tea, were you?' Here, let me light the candle for you. I would not mind ir.g a cup of tea myself." "Well, you won't have it with us, I can tell you that, and if you don't get ont I'll scald you with the tea k ettle." "Come now, you pretty rebel, don't be so cross," said the redcoat. "I am not such a bad chap as you think." "Well, you a:14l bad enough," sputtered Mandy, "and if you don't get out I will take a broomstick to you." She was as good as her word, for there was a broom in the corner, and there was light enough to see to get hold of it. She wielded it most vigorously, and the redcoat got out in a hurry, leaving the door open in his haste to escape. "They '""ill not trouble you again, it is likely," said Dick, "but I would lock the do

THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP o.nd "very likely both, and they were mounted, so that Dick's chances of escape were smaller than if they had been on foot. He determined to do his best to get away from them, however, :md he quickly drew his pistols and dashed on, saying, determinedly: "G e t out of the way, you Tory ruffians, or it will be the worst for you I" Then he dashed straight on, firing two or three rapid shots and taking the middle of the road as being preferable to the side. One of the m e n uttered a yell of pain and lost control nf his horse, which suddenly dashed oft' to one side, leaving an opening through which Dick sped in an in stant, firing another shot as he raced on. CHAPTER X.-The Tory Highwaymen Routed. Dick got past the fow: men and went on at a gallop, his last shot having hit one of them, inflicting a painful, although not a serious wound, which put him out of the fighting for a time and caused some confusion. The men gave chase to Dick, but they were not as well mounted as he was, and after going a mile or so they found that they were losing ground so rapidly that they gave up the chase. Dick went on at a good gait, although not as rapidly as before, end at length came upon Wayne's camp, and was promptly challeil!ged by a sentry. "I am Captain Dick Slater, of the Liberty Boys," he said, "and have important news to communicate to the general." Dick's uniform might have been enough to gain him admittance, but he was known to the men, and the sentry had heard of him often. SomEt of the other sentries came up, and one of these knew Dick well, having seen him a number of times. He was admitted, and word was sent to the general that he was there and wished to communicate matters of importance. After not a long delay Dick was admitted to the presence of the general, who knew him very well, the Liberty Boys having often fought under Wayne,

'18 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CA VE CAMP li'You do not object to driving? I can do it for •you, although it is late and I must get back to the camp. However, if you have any doubts on the matter--" "I have driven horses in my time," replied the gentleman, who 'Yas past fifty, "and I suppose I can do it a.gain. Once more I thank you your aid, and trust that we may meet agam, -when I can make some return for what you have done. I am too old and ailing to be a soldier myself, but I am in hearty symi>athy with the cause , and I may help it through you in for your services. You know these men? "No, I do not, although I met them once before this evening." The gentleman then mounted the box and drove away, the younger lady watching the coachman and making him comfortable. the coach • drove on and was out of sight around the bend of the road, Dick mounted and rode on at good speed, being much later than he had expected '.to be. Het met with no further adventure, and at last arrived at the camp, finding Bob up and waiting for him somewhat anxiously. Dick then told briefly what had happened, and went off to his quarters to get a few hours' s l eep before morning, when he expected to make a visit t

THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP 19 "We must take the stuff away fram them," said Dick. "Forward, Liberty Boys! We need all the forage we can get, and these redcoats will find that they cannot lay the region under tribute." Harry and the boys with him went ahead to guide the rest of the place where they had seen the redcoats, and before long the Liberty Boys came up with them. They had a number of wagons in which they had the supplies they had secured, and the boys at once made a rush for these, driving oft' the mounted escort with a ringing volley and raising a tremendous cheer. The men of the Royal British Legion were not to lose their plunder if they could help it, however, and they now came pressing forward to recapture the wagons. "Give it to them, boys!" shouted Dick, waving his sword. "Don't let them get the wagons, drive them back!" The boys gave an answering shout and sur1ounded the wagons, opposing the coming of the redcoats with the greatest vigor. Then while some of the boys made oft' with the wagons, the others opposed the enemy with all their might. "Give it to them, boysi" shouted Dick. "Liberty forever; down with the raiders!" answered the boys, attacking the on all sides. The wagons were run oft' safely, and then the boys attacked Tarleton's men so fiercely that they were obliged to fall back before the assault of the impetuous fellows. The boys pursued them some little distance, the others getting the wagons out of all danger o1' being recaptured. Bob attended to this and carried the wagon.> with their supplies to the cave, Dick at length giving up the pursuit, knowing that the wagons were safe, and not wishing to encounter a larger party of the enemy. "The wagons are safe," laughed Bob, when he met Dick, "and there are supplies enough to las t us a considerable time." "I don't think we will keep them all, Bob," Dick replied. "Wayne will need some of them. However it was all right to take the wagons to the cave' because they are safe. We can easily take of them to the general." . After some time Ben and Sam and one or two others came up, having been out scouti:nig, Ben saying: "There are some loaded wagons approaching, but they are not in charge of the and I do not know who they are. They may be 'l'ori es but I am not sure of that." "We' must find out about it," said Dick. "Was there a large party with the wagons?" "No there was not. They are not in uniform, and that puzzles me. Perhaps they are taking the supplies to the redcoats." "Well, we shall shortly find out," Dick answer ed and then he took a good party of the boys with him and went off to investigate. They shortly came upon the wagons, "there being negro drivers to some of them and few white men in charge. "Who are you and where are you going with these wagons?" asked Dick, riding up to a man on horseback. "We are going to the camp of the Liberty Boys if we can find it," the man replied. "If I am not mistaken, you are the captain." "Yes , I am, and now I recognize you as the coachman whom those Tory rascals shot last night." "That is right, captain," the man s a id . "I should not be out so soon, perhaps, but I thought I might find you better than the men." Ben Spurlock, Sam Sanderson, Harry ber and some others went with the men as much to look after the safety of the wagons as to show the way. They met a number of men on the road whom the negro drivers declared to be Tories, but there were too many of the boys and the others, and the Tories went on without at tempting to stop the brave youths. "We can easily give up all the captured, wagons now," observed Dick, and he sent word to the general, telling him what has happened, and asking if some one would come for the wagons or if he would send them with some of tha boys. The general sent some of his men to get the thanking Dick for having thought o! him, and saying that he might have kept them, for the boys would no doubt need them. Wayne himself needed the supplies, and was glad to get them, but the realized that the boys had acted with great bravery, and he was ready to reward them. CHAPTER XII.-The Cave Attacked. The Liberty Boy11 we1e kept busy during the greater part of the day watching the enemy, who at length took up a strong position and seemed to be considering the advisability of making a strong attack upon the patriots. It w,as now late in the day, however, and the time not the best for such a move. Wayne withd1ew to a safe position, and the bov s went back to the. cave, where they kept a watch on the road aiJ before. Just before sunset Mandy rode up to the! cave and said that she was going home, for the boys had sent word that her mother wanted her. "You uns better look out," she "Them Tory skunks has been tryin' ter find out this place the wust way, an' ef they do they'll tell. the redcoats sure as preachin', so I reckoned I'd better let ye know. " "We are very much obliged to you, Mandy," replied Dick, "and we will keep a watch on the cave, although we have always done that." "Yus, I reckon ye have," and then Mandy went on. The boys kept a guard on the roads leadini; to the cave and in the different paths leading mto ii which they knew of, and the night passed without any alarm. Shortly after breakfast as. they were getting ready to go out, there came a s udden cry of alarm from Harry Thurber, who came running into the open space where the b oys mostly congregated. "Redcoats!" he shouted. "They have found their way into the cave by a way that we did not know of. Thev are led bv some Torie!!. Quick, som e of the boys are tiying to hold them back, but there are not many of them." Dick and a large number of the boys made their way to the spot which Harry pointed out, and found Ben and some others trying to hold the path against a lot of redcoats. There was plenty of light in this part of the cave, and


20 THE LIBERTY BOYS' CAVE CAMP Dick and the boy threw themselves upon the redcoats with-the greatest ferocity. The redcoats pressed forward, however, and there seemed to be a great number o f them, and Dick presently signaled to the bovs to fall back and make their way rapidly to the open chamber. The redcoats had somehow -gotten into the cave , but it was not likely that they knew all the paths in it, ani where it was g o od and twhere it was dangerous, and gave the boys directions what to d o when the enemy should appear. At length the boys heard sounds of the company of the enemy, and waited at the ford for them t o appear. The advance guard o f the redcoats came in sight at lengt h and rushed forward, expecting to rout the plucky boys. The latter stood firm, however, and fired a rattling volley at the enemy. The r edcoats paused, not knowing just what to make of this, and the boys got ready for another volley. The m ain body was pressing on, and the advance guard rus h e d forward again, de termin ed to rout the plucky fellows and a number of them. Crash-roar! There was a tremendous volley, which made :,. gap in the ranks of the redcoats, and then to their amazement the ,gallant fellows charged. They forced the front lines back upon the mai n body, and there was the greatest confusion, enemy thinking that the patriots must have been largely reinforced, and that the boys were de laying the British advance until the new troops would come up. There was great confus ion , and in the mid s t of it the brave boys suddenly wheeled and made a dash for the river, being half across before the enemy realized what they were about. The boys got over in safety, and it seemed an easy task, but the moment the redcoats attempted to follow them they were in difficulties besides those occasioned by the boys opening fire upon them. Dick ranged the brave fellows along the bank, behind trees and bushes, and in many other places of vantage, and kept up a steady fire upon the enemy till the latter gave up the attempt to ford the river and took up a position a little back of the ford out of dall\ger. The main body had already gone ahead, and Dick kept some of the boys there, showing them now and then simply to make the redcoats be. lieve that they were going to remain. The boys showed themselves at longe r intervalsand in smaller numbers till at length they failed to appear at all, the whole body having mov ed forward. By the time the enemy had discovered how they had been tricked the boys were well on their way to join Wayne and Lafayette. Cornwallis followed, but cou ld never come u; ) with the wary American and the gallant Frenchman, and at length the two formed a union with Steuben, and all greatly harassed the Earl and his allies . • At last Cornwallis l eft that part of Virginia and went to Yorktown, where he was bes ieged by the combined American and French armies, and finally obliged to surrender. The Liberty Boys were busy all this time and had many opportunities to distinguish themselves. The redcoats managed to get out of the cave tut it was never of any use to any one as camp; and, in fact, its existence was forgotten, and not again discovered for generations . Mandy Sloane remained a good patriot, as did her father and the boys who were always such to her, and after the end of the war they all settled. down on the old place, except Mandy, who married a young farmer Jiving in another town, and went to his home to keep _house for him. Next week's issue will contain "THE LIBERTY BOYS' SIGNAL CORPS; or, WATCH ING THE ADVANCE GUARDS." ' ' 0


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 21 CURRENT N EWS FINDS FIR TREE 12 FEET THICK In Jo,,ephine County, Oreg., L. E. Wilkes, surveyor, came across a Douglas fir of immens e pro portions. Measured at breast height the tree was feet 8 inches in circumference, or about 12 feet 2 inches in diameter. A. LOAFER'S PARADISE There are two sorts o f quartz-glasses, the o n d the product of rock -crystal, the real transpal'<>nt quartz-glass ; the other untransparent, the product of rock-flint. Melting pots, tubes, cl ubs, flasks, refrigerators, evaporatin g basins, d i ffel' ent fittings for electrical purposes and many other products for electric lighting are made of it. The mo s t remarkable quality of the quartz...glas11 is its very small c o efficient of heat expansio n , i only amounts of 0.00000059, in different wordst whether one heats quartz-glass extremely-or whether one cools it extremely-it barely ex pands or contracts . Practically its size remain!$ the same. Such glass can be heated red-hot and dippe d while red-hot into cold water without cracking. It is this quality which has helped it t o s uch ready admission into the technica l and chem ical laboratories. ' Besides this . it s hows still quite a number of valuable qualities; the firmness of quartz-glass agains t breaking amounts to 12 kilo grams per square millimeter compared to 4. 9 kilograms for ordinary and 1.0 to 4.0 kilograms for ordinary glass. Probably the laziest people in the w orld are Sv::itnians, who live in the inaccessible mountain range between the Black and Caspian Seas. They J1•: e made no advance toward civilization in 2, ;,no years. It i s their invariable rule to observe h o'.iday' s four times a week, with saints' days as extras. YOU CAN'T BREAK THIS GLASS Modern researches for a hard but unbreak : r h l e g lass ready began in the year of 1774, when De la Bastle began to cool rPd-hot glass slowly a n d produced glass by hi s method which could be thrown violently to the ground without breaking. Another sort of glas s has the quality of resistance t o abrupt changes of temperature. . _... JUS T ISS U E D -....; A ROUSING DETECTIVE ST O RY i n MYSTERY M.lG ZIN E, No. 145 Get a copy and re . ad "O N THE Y E LLOWS" By FRAN K B LIGHTON It contains a fine plot-how a man, convicted by a fingerprint, became in volved in an exciting revolt in prison and finally prove d that fingerprints can be forged. Another of the great "GUTTERSID E" series "THE MAT E OF 'THE MOOSE'" By NEIL McCONLOGUE This number contains Edwin A. Goewey's exciting story "THE CURSE OF NADIR" In addition there are three short detec t ive stories-"THE TIGER-EYE EMERALD,'' by Hugh Thomason; "MAN TO MAN,'' by Hamilton Craigie; "PETER'S PRETTY PLAY,'' by Robert Russe ll. Also a special article show ing how the cleverest crooks in the world invariably leave some clue behind that betrays them-"TRIFL1NG SLIPS TRIP MOST CROOKS" is the title and Allan Van Hoesen is the author. There are also a number of short, snappy ar tides-DO NOT MISS READING THEM! PRICE 10 CENTS A COPY OU T TODAY ON ALL NEWSSTAND S ' t .J


22 THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 Against The Trust -OR-rl'HE YOUNG LUMBERMAN'S BATTLE By RALPH MORTON (A Serial Story.) CHAPTER XXI. Big Ben Bates To The Rescue. "They would not only accuse you of having the men lynched, but with their money it's even chances they'd get one or two of your men to swear that either you told them to do the trick, or else hinted that you wanted it done, and in that way they'd probably get enough sworn stuff against you to ask for your arrest. Then, with you out of the way, good-by to the business for this season, that's sure." Ben put forth his hand and grasped that of the honest Irishman who had so bountifully shown his grntitude. "Thanks, Phil," he said. "Whereabouts on the tote road do you think the deputy sheriff and his men are by this time?" Phil con sidered for a moment, and intently studi ed the lay of the land bE>fore he answered. "They are about reaching the turn where the tote road winds around the little south branch that runs from the Twin Cubs," he said, ''and if you ride oveithat hill where the spruce grows thick, and then around the of the hill beyond you'll just about head him off, or at least be there in time to .see what's going on." "All right, Phil,'' said Ben. ' I ' ll do that, and to save you from trouble I'll go there alone, and you ca11 ge1 back to camp and so avoid making en emies." "All right, Ben," said Phil Casey, who knew that the young lumberman was right and that he would have many enemies in camp if it were known that he had defeated the plan to lynch the Danby brothers and without anothei: word he turned .his horse and rode away. "Good-by, Winifred," said Ben, and held out his hand, but the girl, her eyes flashing, ignored it. . "There are more than a dozen desperate men determined to lynch those Danby boys, Ben," she said, "and to thus bring ruin on you, and I'm going with you, so don't lose time in talking about it." He saw that her mind was fully made up, and without a word of protest he turned his horse and rode away with Winifred at his side. , They followed the direction give n them by Casey, and rode at a fair pace around the hillsides. When they came in full view of the tote road they saw more than they had expected to s

THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 23 GOOD RE ADIN G CORELESS, SEEDLESS PEAR NOW Afte,. seven years of experiment, .J. n. Peden of Southmont, Pa., has perfPctet! a seedless and careless pear, the fruit being a p;o in Mr. Pedcm':; orch:nd OJle tree this vear bore five bushels of careless pear s . The taste of the pears, it i s said, ;, not impaired, and 1fr. Peden believes his new fi.-c1it will prove par ticularlv •!';OOd fo1 c-ann ing;. He ha.> spec! mens to the State and Federal Departments of Agriculture. GREAT PELTS CARGO A RRIVES AT SEATTLE Brinr.;ing the breath -of the Nnrthern seas, the cutter Bear anivcd at Seattle, \Va>h . , from points bordering on the Arctic with a carr;o of seal skins, fox pelts , wa1rus tusks and hidC>s. fish, ivory and other typical products of the l'egion. A total of 7,566 fur-seal skins packed in barrels r0nresented th2 18st of the kj11i1ws on S t. Paul and St. Geo.rge I slands of the Pribilof group UJ2 to Ang. 5. Another batch of amounting to n ectrly will al'rive on the Yi<'toria late this mo-:ith. The fc'>: pelts wern the !:est of the previo''S 'l:inter's take. Blne fox by the on these isl:c"1d8 are prcfit, livinr; on the carcasses ancl beach food throuc:>;l10nt tl1P . The arrival of the Bear is an P\'e,11". heC'ause of the urna l circus of mascots picl;er t ip. This year' s menagerie is no exception. There was a mitsi, or Kamch"lLka brown bear cn11; 1'. fox) some rats, a kitten, Anidyr malamute dogs, a tame pen quin and a reindeer calf. -----IT'S THE LADY G1'L THAT BTTE Suh1mer is past and pe1haps !he many little disC'omforts that it always bring-s have been for g0tten, for the time being, but it is interesting to note that one of the little summer pests bears out the statement that "the female is deadlier than the male." '\Ve refer to the gnat, most pestifer ous of insects. It is the la dog. Another animal known to exist in certain parts the Crmgo has been named the okapi and was d1sC'overed abou.t .twenty years ago by Sir Harry J ?hnston, a British explorer and traveler. The discover:". of bones and a complete hide proved the okapi to be an u:iknown animal, apparently a cross betwP;en the giraffe and zebra. The m\ Io don, a species of the ground s loth, is still another creature. that is .large. Some years ago Hesketh Bntis h author and hunter, Jed a n rnto Patag-onia in search of 1-his beast. The trip was unsuccersful, however. "Mystery Magazine" SEMI-MONTHLY 10 A COPY -l.!\TEST ISSUES -l:l'l DF.A .TF,WELS. hy B0atrlce S. Lnl"I TIU, TIRA.SS \ OICF,, hy .fack Bcchtlolt. HO FOR by Wm. Hamilton Oshnrnc lH 'J'IIJ; 'I'RlP!,fll CROSS. b.1 Hamilton ('rnlg.le. 142 BLOOD HT BIES. bv .T. Werner Phelps 143 "I'LL Wf1' ! I'LL " 'IX!., by Arthur R.. W. RPM"P. 144 PHANTOM _F'INGIDHS, by George Bron,on-Howar The Famous Detective Story Out Today Jn 145 Is ) ON THE YELLOWS By FRANK BLIGHTON HARRY E. WOLFF, Publisher. Inc. 166 West -23d Street, New York City "Moving Picture Stories" A Weekly llfagazlne Devoted to Photoplay1 an<1. -Player1 PRICE SEVEN CENTS PER COPY Each number contain• Stories of the Best Film1 on the H alf-tone Scenes from the Playa -Tntn!'stingArticles About Prominent People in the Films-Doings of Actors and In the Stud!Cl and Lessons in ficenario Writing. HARRY E. WOLFF, Publisher, Inc. 166 West 23d St., New York


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF ' 76 INTER.ESTING R.A D IO NEWS AND HINTS GOOD AMPLIFIERS The UV-199 gives as g o o d results as a detector 111nd amplifier a s the UV200 and UV-201. RADIO AND THE FISHERMEN HelTing off the Swe di s h c oast are 'being kept p o sted on the locati o n o f s cho o l s of fis h b y radio telephone. These t ips on the wherea b outs of the herrin g h a v e resulted i n an i ncrease o f e f ficiency o n the part o f the fishing crews. On an average the y return with a hold fill ed with fis h more ofte n than they have done before the in t>tallation of radio. Germany, it wi ll b e recalled. was the fir s t country to make extensive u s e o f radio in connection with fishing operations. How ever, the Germa n application of ra reflecte d , that i s "turned b a ck in the same direc ti o n " hence i t cam e," through t h e tubN; in the same o r d e r as the rad i o freq u e n cy is calle d a strai ght refl ex. Wave l ength range of a receivin g s e t has nothjng t o do w i t h the r e cei ving range. When a set is said to b e a l on g wave receiv e r i t means that the tuner will resp ond to high wave l e ngths. WIRELES S T ELEPH ON Y A N D TELE• GRAPHY C OMPARED This a n abstract of a report of a s ub-com mittee of the Tiadio Research Board of t h e Deparhnent o f S cientific and Industri a l Research. The possi bi lity o f establishin g satisfactory radio telephone communicati on on a commercial basis -for a distan c e of 3, 00 0 miles or more is consid .ered to be r e mo te. The p9wer for radio tel e phone service is estimated to be from 3 to 20 t i mes greater than t hat at present considered n ec -essary fo r sim ilar radio telegraph services for the same ran ge . For medium ranges. sav 1.000 milt>s. -th e difficulty as regard s a commrci a l service are practicall y t h e same as those for longer dis tances. The position as regards short-distance c ommunicatio n ( 200 miles or under) i s considered to be more hopeful. The conditions requisite :for a c ommercial servi ce are enumerated and the exte n t to whic h these can be met is stated. BUY WITH CARE ' When p urchasin g parts for a radio set, keep from irre spons ibl e concerns and you will be iy.rell repaid for paying a few c ents more to an es respons ibl e d e a ler, w h o c ou l d n o t afford !.' atoop to trickery to m ake a sale . 1. B e sure that you have n o c1osseJ wires or short circuits. 2. Batteri es m ust be in perfect c ondition. 3 . Good in3ulating material s must b e used throu g hout. ---.. 4 . Kee p as s h y as p ossib l e o f grid connecti o n s . 5. A v oid capacity effects b e tween grid and plate circuits . • 6 . Av oid coupling between ti a n sformers . Do not mount the m t o o c lose togethe r, t h e y should be three or four inc hes apart . 7. It is essen t i a l t o hav e a goo d ground con nection and a pro p erly in s u lated antenna. It i s a good plan t o satisf y y ourself tha t a ll connections are r ight, and mechan ically and el ectrically perfect b y tracing same from antenna o ve r to an tenna tub es, tran sformers, b atteries to the g round. AMATEURS BEAT THE SUN Amateu r r a d i o op erators virtually beat the sun across the c ontinent during the rece n t dayli g h t tests, w h e n a messa g e started promptly at dawn o n the e a s t c o a3 t r eached Los Angeles , Cal., before thf' sun appear e d above t h e Pacific h orizon. Striking the dark belt near the middle of the country, f avorable conitions were m e t which made the transcontinental trip p ossi bl e in one h our a n d t we n ty-fiv e min u t e s , with only two i nterm edi a t e station relays. A n early star t with the risi n g sun cl in ched the laurels fo r D . M c R. Parsl e y, o perator of amate u r s tati o n 4FT, at W ilmin15t o n , N. C., :i.ccnrding to advi ces received by the Americ a n Radio Relay J.cague from California recen t ly. T he average dayli ght range for amateu r transmitting station s i s 10 0 mile s. HINTS FOR RADIO USERS W hen winding coils, be s ure that turns d o n o t overlap and that they are wound tight and evenl y . Do not use insulating 01 on windin g. Solder all connections, but be carefu l n o t to use too much soldering flux, as it is bo und t o cause you trouble in the end. After soldering wipe away the suplus flu x. See that tubes are making good contact. It is a go o d stunt to scrape l ightly the prongs in sockets. Use the proper size grid-leak and grid condensers for whichever tubes yo u use. Any reliabl e dealer will gladly give you this information. Do not use cheap materials offered by unrelia ble, inexperienced, fly-by-nigh t concerns. It is the policy of these concerns to offer parts for a circuit, but upon investigation it was found the parts offered for sale were hardly worthy of their name, due to extreme cheapness and lack of ability on the part of their makers, w hich shows n o engineering ability or knowledge of the most fundamental principles of governing radio communications, and their crime being the substitution of apparatus or parts, particularly g ridleaks, condensers and trans forme1s .


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 25 RADIO IN MINE RESCUE WORK In the near future radio telephony will prob ably play an important part in the work of colliery rescue parties. As the rescuers carry out their duties, constant communication will be kept up with those directing operations from the base. That is the object underlying a series of experiments being conducted at Ashington Colliery 1n England. A considerable measure of s uccess has already attended their efforts, and quite recently speech and mus ic were successfully received underground. A party equipped with a three-tube receiving set de sc ended the shan of the Carl Pit, and fixed a 20-foot aertal on the baulks supporting the roof. Only one head phone was used, but so clear was the reception that the five men composing the party all heard distinctly. Experiments have already been carried out to depths of 300 yards, and it ls expected to test reception at depths of 1,000 yards. RETRANSMISSION OF TIME SIGNALS Several broadcasting stations, among them WJZ New York, and WQC, Davenport, Iowa, re the time signals radiated by Station N AA, Arlington, Va. The time signals are received by WJZ direct from Arlington by radio. The time ticks are then passed through a transformer two power amplifiers, modulating tubes ' and remainder of the transmitting apparatus to the aerial. The signals picked up by listeners are exactly the same as if heard direct from Arlington. Time signals are broadcast by N AA twice daily at 11 ;55 a. m. to noon and from 9 :55 p. m. to 10 p. . m ., Eastern Standard Time. The signa;ls con sist of a series of dots, each dot representmg a sec ond. Transmiss ion is begun at 11 :55 a. m. and twenty-nine seconds are transmitted. The thirtieth second of each minute is omitted to make clear the passing of the half minute. Twentyftve dots are then broadcast and the last five sec onds of the minute are omitted to signify the end of that minute and the beginning of the next. The last ten seconds of the last minute of the hour are omitted, and at noon and 10 p. m. a long dash indicates the exact time. TIME SIGNALS AND GEOGRAPHERS. Radio was used to send Standard Time signals a 000 miles to a geological survey party which just fini shed its ?eld in after establishing seven tnangulat10n stations on the coast between Dixon's Entrance and Skagway. Cable and land lines were not available, but by special arrangements the navy, through its sta tion NSS Annapolis, Md. , flashed time signals every mo;ning from 3 :55 to 4 o'clock. The work is now complete and NSS has stopped sending out the time signals at that hour. A special radio receiving set equipped with an automatic chronograph made it possible to simultaneously both the second ticks of Annapo lis time signals and the ticks of the field clock. The record was made in saw-toothed lines on a revolving drum. The accuracy required being too close for detection bf ear, a written record was necessary, and by this system errors of only two or thousandth of a second were included. Radio carried the time signals at the spe ' ! "f sunlight, yet there was lag amounting' to about one or two hundredths of a second in the 3,000-mile flight from Maryland to Alaska. It is expected that radio time signals will be u s ed in the near future to establish exact longi tudes and the Hertzian waves may enter into the calculations to determine whether or not continents and islands move east or west. It is stated by so me authorities that heretofore longitudinal bearings have been made far too inaccurate. With radio time this will be obviated, more accurate data can be secured and moveme _nts of known spots on the earth's surface noted if thirty feet or more. Some geographers contend that Greenwich has moved westward as much as three miles, but this cannot be disputed scientifically until exact longitudinal bearings taken several years apart are available. Radio time signals will help obtain reliable observations. DIFFERENCE IN TUBES There are two types of tubes, those which operate with a storage battery and those which require one or more dry cells. The chief advantage of the dry-cell tube is that it eliminates the expense of a storage battery and the trouble of having it recharged. The l'esults obtained with, both types of tubes are about equal. If dl'y-celJ I tubes are u sed, their sockets mounted' on sponge rubber or springs to prevent ringing sounds caused by jars :which vibrate the elements of the tube and create the disturbing noise. It . is a good idea in purchasing a complete set which I employs dry-cell tubes to make sure that the sockets are mounted in cushion supports. Radio is not yet standardized, and it will bo I several years before radio sets will be arranged in classes according to quality and price as the automobile is to-day. The radio business with-; stood the summer slump much better than wa11 ' expected, and far better than it did during the summer of 1922. The outlook for the coming winter season is very good, and correspondence indicates that purchasing of complete sets will be more popular during the approaching radio season than the assembling of sets at home. Reflex circuits, tuned radio frequency and more complex circuits are for the experimenter and the one who ' ls famili_ar with radio. The standard regenerative detector and two-stage andio frequency amplifier is still the reliable circuit for those who wish to assemble a set for dependable service. A we)l-desi , gned detecto r and two-stage audio set properly installed, will pick up the majority of high-powe r broadcasting stations in the United States, and a loud speaker can be used on nearby stations. The simpler a circuit the easier it is to control, and there is less opportunity for to go wrong. There is no doubt that radio has come to stay. It has done much good and unites the people of the earth1 it carries religious service and enter tainment to peri:ions out to direct contact with. the Church and theatre; it..amuses the sick and 1 shut-ins besides its many other useful purposes. High-grade apparatus does not. deteriorate m I value as quickly as cheap instruments. The general publlo is fast becoming educated in the theory and practical side of radio, and many of i them are now quick to recognize that cheaply\ built sets soon become obsolete.


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INTEREST BRICKLAYER SAVED $4,000 QUICKLY John Rutherford, 50 years old, a bricklayer who came to New York fifteen months ago from Bridgeport, Conn., where he lived at 168 Beach street, fell dead on the sidewalk in front of 685 Third avenue about 6 o'clock the other morning, Later, when being identified at Bellevue Hospital, a bank book was found in his pocket which show e d $4,000 in deposits, beginning fifteen months ago. YOUNG GIRL KILLED BY PEANUT Helen Ruth, seven years old, daughter of Charles Robinson of Iron River, died in a hospital and su1fac1J.tion caused by a peanut lodged in the bronchial tube. All efforts by her parents and doctors to extricate it were uns uccessful ana she was brought to Marquette, Mich., in the hope that an X-ray protograph would help, but the peanut was too soft to register on the plate and the girl died. ANIMALS' EYES No two animals have eyes exactly alike. In every case they are adapted to the special needs of their owners. . The eyes of flesh-eating creatures are closer together than those of vegetarians. This is said to b e due to the habit which the former have of fixing their gaze on their victims before springing. Human eyes are closer together than those of any other creature that eats flesh. Tigers, lions, cats and others of the same family are unable to see at but for opjects near at hand their &1ght 1s vei:y keen. Lions and tigers have round pupils, which grow bigger when the animal is angry. Cats have pupils which can be dilated enormously. In the dark, or when the cat is angry, the look almost round. In the first case, what little light there is is reflected by the retina, which is the explanation of the fact that a cat's eyes look green at night. Animals that live on grass have lar,ge eyes-, placed as a rule at the sides. This gives a wide range of vision and ena):>les the creatures to watch for danger while cropping grass. PREDICTS FEW SNOWSTORMS UNTIL FEBRUARY William 0. Altman of Kane, Pa., weather seer, whose advice is said to have b ee n sought fre quently in the past by Weather Bureau officials in \V'ashington, made his forecast for the coming winter. Here it i s : Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, cold rains and snows , without any extensive snowfall indicated, although there will be some severe cold weather. Jan. 1 to Feb. 15, the open part of winter will occur, with warm rains and thunder storms, growing colder toward the end of that period. Feb. 15 to March 31, cold weather with sleet and snowstorms will rule. There will be numerou s snowstorms from the Northwest. The bird&and wild "animals of the woods aid Altman in his prophes ie s . He also relies greatly on the much de s pi se d caterpillar. "Watch the birds in the air and the crawling things under foot and you won't go far wrong," is hi s way of telling how he reaches his conclu s ion s. The old wood s man complained that he had ''been pestered continually with queries for in formation, and Weather Bureau official s at Wash ington wauted some of it as well as others. " LAUG.HS Mrs. _Backmedders-What's them numbers on the autermobile fer, Hiram? Mr. BackmeddersWhy, that's the feller's score. It shows how many folks he's run over. Floor Walker-Hurry out, madam! The store's afii:e. Mrs. Bargains-Oh, i s it? Then I'll just wait for the fire sale. "Strike three," said the umpire. "Batter out'" ;;vvhad. d'ye_ mean, out?" protested the batte0r. "Yuh, big s tiff, that last on e was a mile outside." You re fined ten dollars," said the umpire. "Do you understand that?" "Sure, I get you now. Money talks." "Papa is the captain of our ship and mamma is pilot." "And what are you, my ]jttle man?" I &"uess I must be the compass. They're always boxmg me." ' "There is on e thing I can never understand " said the patient-looking woman, "and that is why a man who has been sitting with a crowd all afternoon at a baseball game will come home and say that the noise of the children makes him nervous. " Adjutant (inspecting barracks)-Suppose the barracks were to catch fire, what would you do? the bugle, sir. Adjutant-And what call would you give? Bugler-Ceas e fire, si r . Bobbie's mother had jus t taken out he1' winter garments. "Ma," said the observant little fellow "what did moths live on before Adam and Eve wore clothes?"


THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 INTERESTING ARTICLES 27 A WONDERFUL PARADISE The w _ay in which the departed Scandinavian heroes pass ed their time in Valhalla, or in the palace of Odin, i s d escribed in several place s in ' They have e very day the pl easure of arming themselves, marshaling the m s elves in military order, engaging in battle and being all cut to pieces; but when the stated hour of repast arrives their bodies are reunited and they return on horseback safe to the hall of banquet, where they feed heartily on the flesh of. a boar and drink beer out of the skulls of their enemies until they are in a state of intoxication. Odin sits by himself at a particular table.. The heroes are served by the beautiful virgins named Valkirie, who officiates as their cupbearers. But the pleasures of love do not enter at all into the joys of the extraordinary paradise. WAR GOD'S TEMPLE UNEARTHED IN BABYLON Traces of structures erected during an early Babylonian period that are expected to add greatly to the known history of that time and to rival in importance the discoveries in the tomb of King Tutankhamen at Luxor, Egypt, have been found in Mesopotamia by the expedition of an American mus eum. Already stamped bricks of Samsuiluna. seventh King of the first Babylonian dynasty (2030-2043 B. C.), have been unearthed and translated, a s well as tablets inscribed during the reign of Samula-Ilu, the .second King of that time (2211-2176 B. C.), and the temple built by him to the war god Ilbaba. Experts regard thos e preliminary finds as proof that the excavators have approached strata that conceal r emains of the earlie!'t Babylonian civilization. They expect to find m any relic s of historical value later. NATIONAL FOREST RECEIPTS SHOW BIG GAIN FOR YEAR Recei p t s from nationa.l forest resources during the fiscal year of 1923 totaled $5,335,818, according to the final tabulation made by the Department of Agriculture. This amount is greater than the receipts for any previous year and is about $1,000,000 larger than the average annual re-ceipts for the preceding five years. Sales of timber and live stock grazing permits were res ponsible for mos t of the money receive d, althoug h permits for the use of national fores t lands for summer homes and hotels and for other recreationa l u ses figured in the total to a greater e xtent tha n ever before. B y a u t ho r i t y of the Acts of Congress governing r eceipts from national forest resources the s um o f $ 1. 321,4-23 will be paid to the States containin g n a t io n a l forests for the use of the s chool and r oa d funds of the counties embracing national fores t lauds. M Y STERY SHIP IN ICEBERG Fer centur i e s mystery ships have s ailed the sea s , only by the winds of chance. One of them was found by a steamer captain rounding the Horn recently, according to a writer in Popular Mechanics. While groping his way into the open, a gigantic mass of ice carrying a large three-masted schooner, with its boats still in the clefts, was sighted. Efforts were made to find the survivors, but no trace of them was discov ered. Another sea tragedy was added to the al ready long list of those as yet unsolved when a Greenland whaler came upon a strange looking derelict, battered and weather-worn, apparently built in the last century and icebound for years. A boarding crew found in the cabin the body of a young woman, preserved by the Arctic frosts. Near a long dead fire was the remains of a young man, still holding a flint and steel. DRY BREAD AND WATER FOR BOOTLEGGERS County Judge Orville Chatt of Tekamah, Neb., has a special diet for bootleggers convicted in his court. It is dry bread an

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NAl'OLEON'S ORACUJ,Ul\l AND ])REAM BOOK. -Con taining the great o r acle of humah als o the true meaning o f almos t any kind o f dreams, togetbe r with charms , cer emon ies, nud curious game s ot c ards . No. 2 . HOW TO DO TRICliR. 'l'be g reat book of magi c nncl c ard tricks, contalulug full on all the lending cnrd tricks o f t h e day, a l s o t b e mos t p opular magi cal illusions a s p e r forme d b y our l eading magicians; eve r y b o y s h ould obtain n copy o t this boo k . No. s. HOW TO :t•LtRT. -Tbe a rt: s and wiles of fiirtatlon are fully <'Xplaine d by this little book. Besld<'R the various m ethods of handke r chief, fan, glo v e , parasol, win d o w nnd hnt fllrtntlon, It c ontains a f11ll lis t of the l a n g uage and s entiment o f fiowers. No. 4. ITOW TO DANCE ls the title of this little book. It contains full Instructions in the art o t dancing, etl s<•rved, with many curious and intf?restinA" things n o t g-<'n e r oll.vy known. N o . . 6. HOW TO AN ATHLETF:.-Glvlng full Instruc t ions tor the use or dutnbhells, India n clubs, parnllel bars, horizontal bars :rn art, n ncl c r<>nte nuy amount of fun tor himself and friends. It l s the great est book evpr publis h e d . N o . JO. HOl V T O B OX.-Tbe ort of •<>Ird e f e nse made easy. Containing over thirty illustra ti o n s or guards, blows. and the illff<>rent positions o f a g oocl b o x e r . H.-er:v hoy should ohtnln one o f these useful and instructive hooks, as It will teach yon b o w t o box without an In s tructor. No. 11. HOW TO lVRl1'lll LOVE-LETTF.RS.-A most compl<>te little boo k . containing full clirectlons for writ. I n g l ove-lette rs. and whP n to use the m , g !Yi n g specime n letters for :voung and old. No. 12. HOW 'l'O WRITE LETTER;;t TO LADIES . Giving complPte ins t r ucti o n s f o r writlnl! letter s to l adles o n all subjects; als o l ette r s or Introdu c t io n , note s n n < l requeRt R . No. ts. HOW TO DO IT: or, noon. OF ETIQUETTE. -It I s a g rP a t life secr<'t, and o n e t l rnt Pver:v young m a n desires to kno w all 11 h o n t. There's b appine•e in It. No, H . HOlV TO llrAKE CANDY. A compl e t e bnnrl book tor m a k i n g n l! kinds o f candy, Ice-creams, syrups , essences . etr .. etc. No. 17 . "HOW TO DRESS.-Contalning full Informa tion in the art of dressin g and appearing well at h ome at1d abrond, giving t h e s<>lectlons of colors, materlnl, and how t o haYe t hem made up. No. 18. HOW '1' 0 RECOl\I E B E A UTIFUL. OnP o f the brightest and most valuabl e little books e"<'er g iven t o the world. Evprybody wishes to know bow to become beautiful , hoth mal e nnd fem:ilP. The secretls s imple, anrl a lmost costless. N o. 2 0 . HOW T O E NTERTAIN A N EVENI N O P ARTY.-A complete compendium of i::nrnes , sport". diversion•, com ic recitations, !'tc., suitnble fo r parlor o r drnwlng-room entertainmen t. It contains more for the mon!'y than nny book pnbJ!•hecl. No. 21. HOW TO HUNT A N D F ISH.-'J'he most corn p!Pte h11ntlng n n d fishing g uide e"<'er publi•herl. It con tains full Instructions about guns. bu11ting d o g s, trap•, trapplni>\" nnd fishing, together with description of game nnrl fish. No, 28. HOW TO EXPLAI N DREAMS. T hls little book gives t h e explanation to all k i nds of dreams, to get11er with lucky a n d unlucky days. For sale b y all newsdeal e r s , or will b e sen t to any address o n receipt of price, lOc. per copy, ln 1noney or s tamp s , . b y H ARRY E. WOLFF, Publisher, Inc. 166 Wes t 23d Street, New York City


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