The Wide World Magazine, True Stories of Adventure, November [Nov.] 1924, Vol. LIV, No. 319: Hunting the Opium Smugglers


Profusely illustrated with wonderful black and white photos and illustrations. Features: Hunting the Opium Smugglers - Author attempts to capture Chinaman who was causing much trouble by smuggling opium into a South Sea Island; Photograph from Hong Kong of a "Punishment Chair" upon which a bound criminal sat upon eleven knives and was then carried through the streets as a lesson to others; With "Lizzie" to the Edge of Beyond - An old Ford car takes four passengers and a heavy load seven hundred miles through Central Africa; The Faithful Burglar - a story involving psychic phenomena from Ray Bell's Tie-Camp at Shabaqua, Ontario - with photo; Through Savage Europe - Part II - Richard Carline continues to describe his painting tour through Serbia, Bosnia, and Montenegro; The Devil Panther - Two British hunters pursue a feared killer panther in India; What Happened to Hubbard? - Sequel to "Where the Gold Went" in which Charles A. Siringo described how Schell and Hubbard stole a quantity of gold from the famous Treadwell Mine in Alaska - describes how Hubbard went on to success in Dawson City; Roaming the Wild South Seas - Part IV (conclusion) - Jack McLaren describes the romance and adventure of the South Sea Islands - article with photos; A Run for Money - Author attempts to smuggle a ranch payroll through a Mexican rebel zone; Photo of Filipino "Tom Thumb", Panglima Diki-Diki; The "Human Bomb" - Update on a 1913 story about Carl Warr who walked into the Los Angeles Police Headquarters with enough dynamite to blow it up; Across the Great Sahara - Part III - A journey by camel across the Sahara from bottom to top - article with many excellent photos; The Sheep-Shearer - A sailor's amusing story about a machine invented by his second engineer; At Grips With a Python - Nighmare experience for a South African farmer; The Ghost of Ardtrea - An odd story from County Tyrone, Ireland describing events in an old rectory; A Week End in Bulgaria - Quaint glimpses of Bulgarian manners and customs by traveller Ralph Michaelis. 88 pages. plus 16 pages of nostalgic ads. Nibbling to backstrip has left the back cover barely holding, otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality vintage copy.

Title: The Wide World Magazine, True Stories of Adventure, November [Nov.] 1924, Vol. LIV, No. 319: Hunting the Opium Smugglers

Author Name: Grant, Captain Gordon; Holyoake, Mabel A.; Sandell, T.C.; Carline, Richard; Denys, Courtenay; Rawson, John; McLaren, Jack; read, Oliver; Buchanan, Captain Angus; Brooke, W.; Olivier, C.J.; Scott, Rev. W.E.R.; Michaelis, Ralph

Categories: Magazine Back Issues, Travel, Exploration & Adventure, True Crime,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1924

Binding: Single Issue Magazine

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 346H5245

Keywords: Wide World Magazine, November 1924, Salt Caravan, Rev. W.E.R. Scott, Hunting the Opium Smugglers, opium, South Sea Islands, smuggling, Hong Kong, Punishment Chair, With "Lizzie" to the Edge of Beyond, Central Africa, The Faithful Burglar, psychic phenomena, Ray Bell, Tie-Camp, Shabaqua, Shabaqua Ontario, Through Savage Europe, Richard Carline, painting tour, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, The Devil Panther, panther hunting, India, What Happened to Hubbard?, Where the Gold Went, Charles A. Siringo, Schell, Hubbard, gold theft, Treadwell Mine, Alaska - gold mines, Dawson City, Roaming the Wild South Seas, Jack McLaren, South Sea Islands, A Run for Money, Mexican rebels, Filipino "Tom Thumb", Panglima Diki-Diki, The "Human Bomb", Carl Warr, Los Angeles, Police Headquarters, dynamite, Across the Great Sahara, camel journey, Sahara, The Sheep-Shearer, At Grips With a Python, South Africa, python attack, The Ghost of Ardtrea, County Tyrone, Ireland, A Week End in Bulgaria, Bulgaria - customs, Ralph Michaelis,