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WHAT RESULTED FROM A KISS THAT
WAS TAKEN BY FORCE.
A IU.an.ia,; American ThoogUt He Met an
Old Acq ,alnta..ce In South Africa-He
Kls.c.1 ire,, Bnd the Ejtplo8lon Whch
Followed Waa Terrll.le.
You will find more tragedy than romance
m Africa. Sometimes, far from the haunts
orcmlizetlmenjinesof life drawn from
other landi cross and recross, and the old
story of human passions is told anew
Sometimes there are dramatic incidents
that m a country of mails, telegraphs and
newspaper, would be eagerly picked up and
recounted m all their details, but in Africa
thej- are n.-ver fully told and are soon for-
mis is Mich a storv.
did not happen so long ago that the real
names can be used:
The coast of southeast Africa is one of
the most dangerous in the world. Cur
rents constant ly varying both in direction
and intensity carry the navigator far out of
his course and often land him upon some
reef or mixl bar. The fact that the Robert
Miller from London for Bombay, should
have been wrecked near the bay of Port
.Natal was therefore not strange, but what
was unusual was the great loss of life that
attended t he wreck. Only one man out of
all those on board managed to reach the
shore in sifety.
This man, Charles Lee, an American by
birth, but a citizen of the world by choice
belonged to the constantly increasing class
who prefer to spend their lives wander
ing from clime to clime, picking up an often
precarious livelihood, but peeing life in
nearly cv.-ry phase. Lee had made a lucky
strike In London and was on his way to In
dia. He bad taken passage in the Robert
Miller, 1 oping that the long sea voyage
w.otild drive from his body some lingering
seeds of fever picked up in South America.
Fluug by the waves on the coast of Natal,
with his money safe in a waterproof belt',
he chamred his plans with the readiness
characteristic of his class and resolved up
on a trading trip into the interior. Pur
chasing a wagon and span of oxen and hir
ing two native assistants, he "trekked"
north into Zululand. In his wagon he car
ried numerous articles for trade with the
natives. Among them, carefully concealed
under the wagon seat, he carried 10 kegs of
powder, concealed because the laws forbid
the sale of powder to natives.
At the end of three months Lee consid
ered tin t his trip had been n successful
one and decided to return home, following
another route to Natal, due morning he
"outspa med" at a small village where
there wi s n missionary station. The mis
sionary himself was r.ivny, but his wife
came down to the trader's wngon, expect
ing to ii:id many articles needed to replen
ish her household stores. Lee sold what
she wished, all the time looking at her in a
puzzled manner. At last he 'exclaimed:
"Uy Oiorge, I know you now! How un
der hfH'-cn did you get here, Mollie?"
"Sir," said the woman, deadly pale, but
drawing herself up proudly, "what do you
mean b this insult?''
"Oh, stuff, Mollie, you can't fool nie. As
soon as I saw you I knew I 1: I si-n vmi be
fore. Hut it seemed so ijin ir i'i;.i. Mi liic
Flanders Moll of San I'mm-isco should
have turned up here, of nil places in the
world. Pretty as ever. Moll. 1 see. tiivcus
a kiss fir old times' sake."
Grasping her suddenly in his arms, he
kissed her again and again. Finally she
tore herself loose and lied, white with emo
tion. Was -the Mollie Flanders or was she not?
Lee was sure of it, but mistakes of identifi
cation do sometimes happen. At any rate
she acted as if innocent.
Sitting down, the woman wrote a letter
to her hushnnil. telling him how she had
been ii stilted anil demanding reparation.
This letter she sent by a native, to the
neighb .ring village, where her husband was
That night the trader took advantage of
the moonlight to pursue his journey, and,
as fate would have it, he and the" letter
reached the village and the missionary at
the same time.
The missionary was r. man of sudden and
violent, temper. He loved his wife dearly,
and tl e news of an insult to her broke
down all the harriers he had built up by
constant training. Urged by him, the
chief of the village sent men to seize the
trader Surprised without his arms, Lee
was made a captive after a desperate strug
gle and wasenrried before the chief and the
missionary. The former was anxious not
to go any further. The Zulu war was just
over, uid the natives hardly liked to injure
a whii e man so soon after the sharp lesson
they I ad received. Still, urged by the mis
sionary, the chief finally ordered that Lee
receiv 1 100 hushes on his bare back.
The trader heard his sentence calmly,
lie made no defense to the charges and beg
ged no mercy. He merely asked that he be
given an hour to put his affairs in order in
view of the possibility of a fatal result from
so tre nendous a beating. After a little hes
itation the missionary agreed to this. The
wagon was searched, and nil weapons were
removed. Then Lee was hoisted upon the
seat, and his hands were freed, but his legs
were still kept bound. The missionary
warned him that any attempt to free them
would result in the immediate execution of
the s ntence.
Oni e upon the box Lee took out his writ
ing n nterials and wrote two letters, which
he sealed and threw upon the ground.
Then he reached down below the seat and
quietly drew the plugs from the powder
kegs. The powder flowed out into a black
heap, with which each keg connected.
Lett then lighted his pipe and quietly
leaned back to await the expiration of the
hour. When it was nearly up, he bent
dowi and began to unfasten the bonds
upon his legs. Instantly two natives sprang
at him, but he raised his head and looked
at them with so deadly a gleam in his eyes
that they hesitated. Another moment and
his foet would be free.
The missionary, seeing his prey about to
escaiie, rushed upon him, followed by the
whole assemblage of natives. Lee waited
until they were nearly upon him and then
emp' ied the glowing coutents of his pipe
upoi. the powder.
A sharp cry of horror from the mission
ary ''fas lost in a burst of flame and a roar
like thunder. Then a volume of heavy
white smoke rolled and spread about the
seen j like a thick fog. When it had cleared
awar, trader and missionary had both gone
to ciirry their disputes to a higher tribunal.
Only two blackened masses, hardly human
in ft rm, remained to show that they had
ever lived. Of the natives, 15 lay dead or
dyii g upon the field.
To this day, if the'traveler in that region
is annoyed by too curious and intrusive na
tive , he has but to throw a handful of pow
der into the fire to secure absolute solitude.
The last resource of the desperate white
man has not been forgotten. -San Fran
THE ABGUS, FltlDATf , ATJuUST i, 1S!3.
MAKING A EEAN HOLE."
A Tendvrfoot'a Amusing Kxpericnce In a
Washington Lopsiuu Camp.
"My first experience at lumbering," said
a certain prominent citizen the other night,
"was in making a bean hole. Of course you
don't know what a bean hole is. No more
did I when I weut up on Rum river in 188
and applied for work in oneof Washburne's
camps. 1 neglected to tell the boss that I
didn't know the difference between a gee
haw and 11 cross haul, and maybe he took me
for an all rounder at the business. Anyhow
I was hired offhand, and the next morning
the foreman said to me, 'Weistling, you
take Joe and Charlie here and go over
to the new camp and chink up and build a
bean hole.' 'All right,' I said, as cheerful
as could be,' and off we started.
"As soon as we'd got into the timber I
halted the boys and asked, 'What's this
chink up the old man wants?' Joe looked
at me pretty hard and told me about tight
ening up between the cabin and logs with
clay. 'And what's a bean hole?' I inquired.
But the boys t eemed to be getting pretty
tired alxait something. You see, they didn't
like the idea of being put under such a
greenhorn, and both claimed they didn't
know what a bean hole was. So I told them
to wait there n minute, and I ran back to
the foreman and said, 'Iok here, Mr. Cole,
how big do you want that bean hole?' 'Oh,
6 by C or 8 by S,' bo said. 'And how deep
do you want it?' 'Three or four feet, be
"Well, when we got the new camp we
chinked the cabin all right, and then I
measured off a space S feet square, and we
Started to dig N feet deep. I was going
to carry out the boss' biggest figures to
show what a good man I was. We dug all
that day and it was hard work, for the soil
was loose, and the sides of the hole kept
tumbling in on us. When we got. back to
camp that evening the foreman asked me
if I'd finished the bean hole, and I told him
not quite, but we'll finish her up tomorrow.
Toward noon next day we were pretty near
through and we were smoothing the bot
tom of the sepulchtr when the foreman
showed up to examine progress. I didn't
notice him till I heard him roar, 'What
the are you fellows doing?' I looked up.
and there stood the old man with mixture
of astonishment and indignation on his
face. Then I knew something was wrong
I'd had my misgivings all along but I
answered as coolly as 1 could that I was
making a bean hole.
" 'A bean hole?' he shouted, 'a bean hole?
Well, you come out of that bean hole quick,
you blanked bean hole idiot!' And then he
began to laugh, nnd I never heard a man
laugh like that before nor since. It seemed
as if he never would get through, and of
course it sounded very unpleasant to me
I soon learned what bean hole is.
"You see they build a log inclosure about
3 feet high anil 5 or 0 feet square and till it
with clay. In the middle they sink a deep
hole and start a lire of maple sticks in it.
When there is a good lied of coals, they put
in a pot of beans and cover it over with
ashes and clay, and the beans steam in
there till they are done and make the best
eat ing you ever got in the woods. But the
bean hole wound me up in that camp. The
story went all through the woods and from
the head waters of Rum river to Anoka,
and there was so mucji snickering wherever
I went that I couldn't stand it. Why, men
came 10 and 15 miles from other camps to get
a squint at thechap that built the bean hole.
So, though I didn't niak any more special
ly bad breaks there, I pretty soon called for
my time and got out of the countrv."
South Bend (Wash.) Journal.
Kdwin Ttooth and Lawrence ISarrett.
The long association existing between
the t wo men was as intimate in a personal
as it was in a business way. A few years
Mr. Booth's junior upon the stage of the
world, Mr. Barrett was his excellent sup
port at the very outset of Mr. Booth's ca
reer as a star jierformer, and for many sea
sons and in many parts of the country
have they played together, under all condi
tions and in every variety of tragedy and
comedy, going home together many hun
dreds of nights to a simple supper of bread
and milk in some provincial hotel, or to an
equally frugal repast of tea and toast in
the grillroom of the Players in New York.
Mr. Barrett'saffectionatecareof his com
panion was touching nnd unceasing, not
only during their professional engage
ments, but during the bright holiday sea
sons spent in Mr. Barrett's summer house
at Cohassct on the Massachusetts coast,
where they talked together for long hours
of old times nnd laid the plans for a long
future together upon the stage and off.
Their reminiscences then related, could
they have been preserved by the fortunate
listeners, would have made a book of the
atrical history and anecdote unrivaled in
the whole literature of the drama. Har
w Surgical Implement.
A new thing in the surgical world is a
curious brass button recently designed by
a surgeon for the purpose of joining togeth
er two ends of an intestine that has been
cut. The button consists of two parts, into
which an end of the intestine is fastened.
When the two parts are pressed together
between the thumb and forefinger, they
are caught by a spring and held in place.
Then the intestine grows together, an open
ing remaining through the button all the
time. When it is completely enveioped by
the new tissue, nature repairs t lie ravages
of disease so thoroughly that the button
ltecomes detached by the decomposition of
the tissue holding it, and it passes off. An
other recent discovery in surgery is a new
needle with an automatic spring eye, which
disappears when passing through the tis
sues and reappears when the pressure is
removed. The eye is sprung into a slot on
the concave side of the needle near its
point. It is the invention of a prominent J
BuiKeuu uu umieu 10 secure a stronger
needle with an eye which could carry a
thread without tearing the tissue. New
The Thirsty Baby.
A lady tells the story that on a suburban
train the other day a puny baby was wail
ing and fretting to the annoyance of the
passengers and the very evident distress of
the none too intelligent looking mother.
"Perhaps baby wants a drink," suggested
a sweet faced woman. She took a tiny cup
from her satchel and brought some water
to the crying child, who drank eagerly and
went to sleep promptly. "Do you never
give it a drink of water?" she asked the
mother. "Oh, no," was the reply, "but she
has a sup of gin now and then." Boston
Testing an Old Adage.
One day old Dr. Haven of New Haven
was measuring some land, carrying one end
of the chain while a young man carried the
other. Just as they were drawing it tight
the young man quoted the adage:
"Satan can only go the length of his
"Pull, pull!" instantly replied Mr. Ha
ven. "We will see!" Youth's Companion.
Uoolh's Fomlness !'nr Tobacco.
I A good deal of not::eusc is written about
EUvin Booth's destruction by tobacco,"
said Dr. Hugh Blake Williams the other
tiny. "Tobacco didn't kill him, and I doubt
if it ever killed any grown man. On some
men, of course, it has a bud efTcct, but there
lire few recorded cases of actual tobacco
poisoning. Many of the brightest aud
strongest men we have are confirmed smok
ers, aud I know of at least a score who
smoke as much as Mr. Booth did. He was
a heavy smoker, but his pipes and his black
cigars had a soothing ell'ect on him. To
bacco was to him a sedative' narcotic, and
ft seemed to still his otherwise turbulent
nature. What do I consider the cause of
Mr. Booth's death? Well, you must re-menilx-r
that he was 60 years old, and that
at that age all of us, no matter how even
our life has been, must face the constant
threat of death.
"Mr. Booth's life was not an even life. It
was turbulent and irregular, and it was
overcast by the melancholy that arose from
his brother's acts and from the other mis
fortunes of his family. He was dreadfully
careless of his health. When I first knew
him, he would venture out of his hotel in
sufficiently clad, he would sit up late
smoking, he would eat irregularly in
short, he conducted himself with as little
regard for his health as a man could show.
All these things cut the ground from be
neath his feet. In addition, I never knew
a man who suffered so harshly in a phys
ical sense from what might be called senti
mental grief. It pervaded his life and made
his system, although he was naturally
strong, less able to withstand disease. He
was always the melancholy Bane.
"I have been behind the scenes when he
was playing Hamlet. When all the other
actors were chattering after the play, he
would arise with his chin sunk on his chest
and his arms crossed and stalk gloomily
into the liies. As deep a sorrow as ever the
prince felt had seemed the soul of thisactor.
I believe he knew his death was coining
swiftly over five years ago. When he was
here with Mr. Barrett, I commented on the
fact that he looked better than ever. 'Yes,'
he said, shaking his head, "but this appear
ance of health is a mere false bow of prom
ise. Itsigniliesnothing.' "Chicago 1'osU
Five Kinds of Paper Money.
"How many kinds of money are theie?"
repeated Assistant Treasurer Sam Bailey
when asked the question. "Five, and if
you'll wait an instaut I'll show you sam
ples of them all."
Returning with five crisp slips, he scaled
off the first at random and held it out at
arm's length. "That's a United States
treasury note or greeulwick, the govern
ment's note of hand, legal tender at its
face value in payment of all debts all
means all, doesn't it? public and private,
except when otherwise expressly stipulated
in t he contract. That is to say, the govern
ment sometimes makes a contract to pay
in gold, but if not then this note is a legal
tender for all purposes.
"Here is a $20 gold certificate. That rep
resents 20 gold dollars deposited in the
United States treasury. Gold cannot be le
,gally paid out for any other form of paper
money. The silver certificate represents so
many dollars deposited in the treasury.
Gold cannot be claimed upon it. The coin
certificate is not. as many think, payable in
gold or silver. It represents the silver
coined each month, under the bullion pur
chase act. of 18111, and is payable only in sil
ver. If gold were demanded for it, I should
be obliged to refuse. The fifth kind of pa
per money is the national bank note. It
displaced the old state hank notes, and is
secured by United Statis bonds purchased
by the bank issuing it and deposited with
the United States treasurer. It is legal
tender for all debts, public and private, ex
cept interest on the public debt and cus
toms duties. All these moneys are, I be
lieve, coined in all denominations, from $1
up, except the gold certificate, which is not
issued for sums under $0." Cincinnati
t ha Explosion of a Bomb
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