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VENTUF Trapper Tells How He Pieces in Portuge February It was in Portugese East Africa, on February 13, 1905, that t had an encounter with a female lion that came near putting me out of the hunting business for keeps, sent me to the hospital for fourteen months, and 1 -?? ? ? * 1* ? /3r,rv?%Anc<iAr? r\n m\r ricrhf leil Xlie <n 11IX a ucyicaoivu m,> ? iouv side large enough to comfortably admit a man's head, where segments of four ribs, some of the lung and a considerable part of the muscular tissue were torn away in mouthfuls, much as a cat would dismember a young rabbit. I had entered the region, which is on the railroad, near the boundary between Portugese East Africa and Rhodesia, the December before. I was accompanied by two Dutch colonists and outfitted for sofari with twentyfive or thirty Mashona, Blantyre and Titi natives, or "boys," and several donkey cars to collect wild animals and reptiles for menageries and zo* J TX-U Oiogicai garaeus. w ubic wc wum take the animals alive we hauled them in bamboo cages in donkey carts to the railway cars at Bamboo Creek station, seven miles, put them in stronger cages and ran them by rail down to Beira, on the coast, and shipped them by water to Hagenbach, at Hamburg, and Cross, at Liverpool. The country we were in abounded with game?lions, elephants, rhinoceri, zebras and the smaller variety of monkeys, besides snakes of all descriptions, and for two months we did a flourishing business, particularly in the capture of snakes and young animals and in taking many valuable skins, although the main object of our expedition, which was to secure one or more adult lions, we found hard to accomplish. The favorite and safest method of , taking a lion alive is in the ungoti, or pit, which is excavated to a depth of ten or twelve feet, its mouth given a frail covering of brush, on which turf is carefully laid and fitted to make it resemble a natural earth sur I ace. ine country mere 10 quite level and given over to a riotous growth of wacht a bigle, or "wait a bit" bush, a thorny scrub, which can only be traversed by following the game trails, so we always constructed our pits along the trails, as a lion is particularly averse to injuring his feet or body by contact with the sharp thorns. It is the habit of lions, on making a kill, to eat their fill, leave the carcass, retire to their lairs for a comfortable sleep and return for a further feast when hungry and no other prey is available. We had two ways of shooting lions. One was to build a booma, or blind, of thorny brush near where the lion had made a fresh kir and let one or more men crawl under it for concealment until the return of the animal, which is nearly always at night. If there is a moon the hunter can pot the animals with comparative ease and safety, for he can shoot through the openings of his blind, and even should he only cripple the lion he is not in much danger from attack, as s the thorny bush will nearly always stop the animal. Our other way of shooting lions was by setting spring guns. To do this we surrounded the fresh carcass with a scarum, or barricade, of brush, leaving one narrow opening, which we usually covered with two heavy rifles, one from each side, with a fine, strong silk cord attached to their hair triggers and stretched across the entrance. Upon the return of the lion he would circle the barricade until he found the entrance, and when he started in, one or the other of the rifles was pretty sure to get him. I found the donkey partially eaten in this case, and had my boys build a scarum, in which I set the rifles; then we dug several pits. I had discovered the kraal of an American, a few miles away, and went over to pay him a visit, for it was a treat to meet someone who spoke English and could talk of the things and places I knew. We were drinking Scotch and soda when some of my boys rushed in crying, "The lion is over there." I ran with them, to find that a pair of lions naa visnea uie carcass, an.i that the male lion had been killed by the trap guns. The female in prowling around trying to find a way to reach her mate, had been caught in one of the pits, where we located her by her roaring. We erected poles and rigged blocks and tackle over the mouth of the hole, managed to attach ropes to the roaring, striking, biting beast, finally hoisting her out, and with much prodding and the discharge of blank cartridges got her in the bamboo cage. We always traveled at night to avoid the intense heat of the daytime, [BLE ADIE WITH A LION s Was Almost Torn t :se East Africa on 13, 1905. and dawn was breaking when we-a rived at Bamboo Creek station ai undertook to transfer the lione from our bamboo cage to anoth cage, on a railway car. My Dut( partners started back to the bush, i we did not consider it necessary fi ! them to stay. Our ropes were still attached to h< body, and putting my boys on thes I had them haul in three directio: while I opened the bamboo cag | punched the brute out into the op( ! on the side next to the car, and g her head toward the car door. t1" + rvinromonto T ftrro 1U llasicu UCl uiuivuivuv,^ A. kutv my weight against her from the rea as I had often done before in simil; cases, at the same time shouting my boys on one side to ease up ( their ropes. With one shove I thoug] I could get her through the gate ai : snap it shut. But the boys misu derstood my order, and all of the on one side dropped their ropes. Th left the lioness secured in only 01 I idrection, and the strain from tl ropes on that side brought her i ! against the side of the car and pr ; vented her from getting through tl j door. Half turning, she knocked me c the gang-plank, between the car ai the donkey cart, then leaped down a ter me, pinning me to the groun j For several seconds she stood aero me, licking my face with her tongu which was so like a rasp that I cou feel it scraping the skin away, could hear the boys shouting in the native tongue, "The lion has killt : the chief!" and, from the sound < 1 their voices, I knew that they we: running away in terror. Seizing me in her teeth, the lione swung me partially across her shou der and tried to make off, but tl ropes were secured on one side ar stopped her with a jolt that ma< her furious. With a roar that seer I ed to make the earth tremble si | flopped me against the ground, aga ; threw herself across me, and beg? to chew my side. I ! I had read and heard that a mi did not feel the pain when beii i chewed by a lion?that stupor, p I ralysis through fear, or whatever yc | call it, deadened the pain?but th ! was not true in my case. I could fe | every movement of her jaws ai | teeth as she sank them in my sid i biting through the ribs as a rat wou crush an eggshell, tearing the fles away, snarling and making a pec j liar smacking noise as she got tl i taste of blood. I was fully alive to the pain, whit ; was so frightful as to make me wis J she would finish the job in a hurr ; My mind was working all the tin " i L mi_ ! ana saying in a way: mere gu< another rib. She has reached the lui | now. There, that bite has penetrate | the pleural cavity. I wonder ho much longer?oh, how much longer I thought I could hear a kett I drum?pom, poh, pom, poh?anoth< | kettle drum?many kettle drumsi their noise grew deafening. T1 breast of the lioness was against n face. I could get the odor of h< body?a sickening odo~. She appea | ed to be getting larger?to my mir she was growing; she became as larj las ten lions; her body expanded ui i til it appeared to cover the who land?and all the time the din of tl i kettle drums kept up. I had a pistol at my right hip, bi I could not reach it. I had every reasc to be fortified against just such a d lemma. One of my former partne: j had been dragged from my side i 1 j bed and eaten by a lion. I had ah seen one of my boys slashing a lie ; across the face with a knife while I ! was being chewed, and we were ui ; able to shoot the lion for fear < ! killing the boy. A lion had ah taken a boy out of a wagon where was sleeping one night, and devours him almost under my nose. The! i things had set me thinking. I h? lain awake nights wondering what would do in a similar predicamen ! and I had resolved on carrying | spare Lueger pistol in my boot. Bear in mind things had been ha pening very quickly around me. presume I had not been on the grour I more than a minute?perhaps n< half a minute?although it seem< like an age to me, before I could g my left hand down to my right boc extract the pistol, suae 11 up to point near the shoulder, and pre the muzzle against the beast's breas But 1 finally got it there and begr to pump. I can remember hearii the first shot or two, but I did n hear any more, and thought the pi tol was not working, although I ke on pumping. I was becomiirg unco scious, and soon my senses left n i entirely. Three weeks later I awakened in hospital in Beira. The boys had fl< DEFENCE WILL BE INSANITY. f Trial of Man who Slew School Teacli er Begins. Roanoke, Va., Feb. 29.?Joshua Raines was to-day put on trial in the O circuit court of Roanoke county, at Salem, for the murder of Miss Eva Chambers, the county school teacher, who was killed the morning of January 24. In the opening statement the attorney for the defence admitted r- that his client was guilty of the comid mission of the crime, but said that ss the defence would be insanity, er The court was in session through;h out the day and a jury was selected, as Tomorrow morning the case will be ar gone into on its merits. fc The prisoner sat through to-day's er session and exhibited keen interest e, in. the proceedings. His wife was in as court and at intervals gave way to e, ner reelings, ine commonweaun s ?n attorney is conducting the prosecuot tion without assistance. Miss Chambers, who was principal w of a country school near Roanoke, ,r, was shot down in the public road ar near her school, there being one or to more eye-witnesses to the tragedy. >n Miss Chambers was plaintiff in adamht age suit against Mrs. Raines growing id out of some misunderstanding which n- arose while Miss Chambers was a m boarder atf the Raines home last is year, and her refusal to withdraw ie this suit is said to have been the moie tive for the killing. ip * Much Cotton Burned. eie Rock Hill, Feb. 29.?A serious; fire broke out this morning about 4 o'clock in Jno. T. Roddey's ware1(1 house, known as the Farmers' Union warehouse, and as a result about 125 bales of eotton were destroyed or ss more or less damaged, as were four e? Ford automobiles, the latter having ^ been unloaded into the warehouse * late yesterday afternoon. They beir longed to the Jones Motor company ^ and were insured, as were all the other contents of the^ warehouse, Mr. re Roddey carrying something like $150,000 insurance with the insurSSr ance department of the First Trust l*~ and Savings bank. ie The damaged cotton belonged tcr 1(* Mr. Roddey, the Victoria mills and the Manchester mills. It is not comn~ pletely destroyed and much of it wilj ie be salvaged. *n There *vere about 3,000 bales of in cotton in the warehouse, the fire * * x ii. n --.A ^ oreaKing out in tne siuauesi cumin partment and being confined there by lg the valiant work of the lccal firemen, a" who promptly responded. Mr. Rod)u dey yesterday afternoon had just 1S loaded for shipment 112 bales, and this cotton was in cars on the track 1C* adjacent to the warehouse. A switche' ing engine was rushed there and ^ soon got this big lot out of danger, at the same time putting up a whistu" ling stunt sufficient to raise the dead. ie Mr. Roddey thinks the fire originated in a small lot of cotton he bought yesterday. A truck, two pairs 5h of scales and various other small ary* tides were destroyed and were not ie insured. es ig Man and Girl Arrested. id w Newberry, March 1.?Wayman ?? Vincent, a farmer living near Belle ton, came to Newberry looking for sr his young daughter, Fettie, who, he _ charges, ran away with George Marie low of tile same neighborhood day iy before yesterday, she leaving school 3r to join him. Marlow is a brotherr_ in-law of Vincent, having married l(j the latter's sister, and they have two rQ children. The Vincent girl is only 15 Q_ years of age last July, but is large le for her age. le The runaway couple spent night before last in a boarding house in this city, passing as man and wife. (n Those who saw them concluded they l_ had been very recently married, as rc they appeared particularly fond of I jn each other, even in the presence of ,0 strangers. Yesterday morning^ they )n went to Silver Street and spent the ie greater part of the day there. This Q_ morning they were seen going toward Saluda on foot. . ,0 Upon a telephone message from j Constable Blease here to-day Magistrate Able arrested George Marlow 5e and the Vincent girl in Saluda this L(j afternoon. Mi*. Vincent and the Anj derson constable, who had a warrant t from an Anderson county magistrate', ? left at once for Saluda to get the fua gitives and take them back to Bel p_ ton. Marlow, who is about oU years j old, lives on land that he rents from 1(j his brother-in-law, Way man Vincent. Frank Peoples, colored, aged 25, id stepped on a saw at a sawmill at et Estill, Hampton county, on Monday and his foot was cut off. a . ss to the brush and notified my part-1 >t. ners. who came on a run, to find me I m apparently lifeless, and the lioness 1 g stretched across me dead. I afterot ward saw her skin, and realized from s- the rents in it that, despite my failpt ing consciousness, I had emptied the n- Lueger into a vital part. I lay at le Beira four months, was then taken by rail to Cape Town and sent by a steamer to Southampton.?Chicago ^d Record Herald. WICKERSHAM TAKES UP FIGHr Would Have Lewis Remain in Ri Association. Washington, Feb. 29.?A decisic by the executive committee of tl American Bar Association to ou William H. Lewis, a negro and a assistant Attorney General of tl United States, from membership i the bar association, has aroused A torney General Wiclcersham to tl defence of his assistant. In a spirit* letter sent to each of the 4,700 men bers of the association, the attorn* general charges the executive con mitt^e with an arrogance of pow< unwarranted by the body's constiti tion, "in order to gratify a race pre udice entertained by some of i members." The attorney general points 01 that Lewis was elected after he hs been regularly nominated and invite ciation. He calls attention to tl fact that the committee, which elec ed Lewis, went out of office and w; succeeded by another committee co taining two new members. It w; the new committee, he adds, whi< took action. Object of Association. "The object of the association the attorney general continues, " stated in the constitution to be 4 advance the science of jurisprudenc promote the administration of Ju tice, * * * uphold the honor of tl profession of the law and encouraj cordial intercourse among the mer bers of the American Bar.' " "Any person fulfilling certain r quirements," Mr. Wickersham add "is eligible for membership." "ine action 01 tne executive cor mittee, he declares, can hardly 1 considered to tend to "uphold tl honor of the profession of the la and encourage cordial intercour among the members of the bar. certainly does not tend to promo the administration of justice." Asks Members to Reply. Mr. Wickersham inclosed wi each letter a postal card address* to George Whitlock, secretary of tl American bar association, protestii against the committee's action ai requesting its revocation. He ask* every member disapproving of tl course to sign the card. Copies of letters between the ? torney general and Secretary Whit lock also accompanied Mr. Wicke sham's letter. "I am especially moved to mal this protest, because Mr. Lewis is : assistant attorney general of tl United States, holding, as I do, tl commission of the president of tl United States, issued to him by ai with the advice and consent of tl senate. It may be that some of tl members of the association pref not to have a colored man as a f< low member. But the constitute of the association makes no such di crimination." Believed He was White. Mr. Whitelock replied that no: other than a member of the whi race had ever been elected to mei bership in the association and add< that as the committee had elect' Lewis in the belief that he was of tl white race it was felt it could not < less than rescind its own action i advertently taken. The committ j had not decided, Mr. Whitelock a ded, that a negro was ineligible f membership. The attorney general replied th "in the face of such outrageous a tion," he would appeal to the mer bers. Lewis was appointed by Preside Taft last year. He has been in charj of Indian depredation claims in tl department of justice. Frequently ] has been a White House caller ar in attendance at the White House r ceptions. Liquor Firms Assist Tigers. Atlanta, March 2.?Alleging th a partnership existed between tl railroads and out-of-town liquor firr in the illegal sale of liquor in A lanta, the grand jury to-day retur ed indictments against the R. I Rose company, operating in Chatt nooga, Tenn., and Jacksonville, Fk and the Western & Atlantic and tl Central of Georgia Railroads. The indictments charge that tl liquor firms sold the goods unla) fully in the State and that the d fendants kept the liquor on hand u lawfully at the railroad freight d pots in this city. In reference to the whiskey tra fie, the grand jury report states: "Blind tigers would be impossib without the co-operation of railroai and express companies with the fo eign shipper and hi! local confe erate. The carriers must know tl plans used and devices to avoid tl law. 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