The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, May 11, 1884, Image 3

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Chaplain Scott goes to Beuicia, Csl.
Plenty of good beef is reported from
Eastern Oregon.
The Tom Cortvin was off tli9 bar last
Friday bound for the far north.
The State is due from and the Colum
bia sails for San Francisco to-morrow.
Captain "W. P. Gray is in the city, on a
isit from his home at Ainsworth, W. T.
Presbyterian church Prep ching at 11
A. M. and Sunday school as usual. No
evening service.
fteligious service at the ST. M. C. A.
rooms, as usual, this afternoon at 8:45.
Everybody -welcome.
Prof. Davidson is preparing and has
nearly oom pitted a very exhaustive work,
The Pacifio Coast Pilots."
A new postoffice ha? been established
at Aberdeen, Chehalis county, W. T.
Jas. M. Stout is postmaster.
There will be a teachers' institute for
the fifth judicial district held at St.
Helens, beginning on the 20th int.
Four salmon were brought to Portland
last Friday, the smallest of which
weighed 62 pounds, and tho largest 72.
The German Evangelical Iteforraod
congregation will have divine services at
the Baptftt church to-day at 3 r.M. John
Gantenbein, pastor.
The pupils of School district So. l.'uc
companied by their teachers, improved
the splendid weather yesterday by having
u pionic at Smith's point.
The Gray's river steamor Union has re
ceived a thorough overhauling, had new
boilers, etc., put in place, and now gives
better satisfaction than at first.
Shoalwater bay and Gray's harbor
have been cut off from tho Willamette
and added to the Sound district, with L.
D. Hinckley and II. 11 itor'ui as in:
Monov matters, whieh hnt been a
"little tight" for some time, the prom
ise of relaxing. Sending money away
that might better be spent nt home hurts
Astoria a good deal.
The AstobianJs tolt-phono nutubor is
25. Any of our readers can ordor adver
tisements, work, etc, through the tele
phone and any news or information from
any part of tho city will b? thankfully re
ceived. Rev. B. S. MacLafferty will preach his
farewell sermon at the Baptist church
this morning. Mr. MacLafferty has ac
cepted the pastorate of tho Baptist church
at xfew Taooma and will cntei upon his
now field of labor next July.
George Hill was again before the police
court yesterday afternoon on the charge
of selling liquor without a license. He
was given a jury trial, which began at
half-past five and closed at seven. The
verdict was "not guilty." Hill's mistake
seems to be in opening before election.
Mr. A. T. Brakke has again become a
resident of Upper Astoria. He removed
his family and household goods thither
yesterday, leaving the cottage next door
to E. C. Holden's residence, recently oo
. copied by him, vacant. As will be seen
"by notice in our advertising columns, the
cottage is to let.
It has been suggested that if the can
didates for the legislature can spare time
from their business it is the wish of not
n few that they give public expression of
their news on questions ot state and local
importance. There are many who would
be glad, to hear MeRsra. Gray" and Leinen
weber express themselves either in joint
or single discussion.
The Vallejo (Cal.) Chronicle says :
"Between San Pablo point and Benicia
there are about 400 boats and 800 men
engaged in salmon fishing. From Bed
rock to Sacramento, including branches
of the San Joaquin river, there are about
1800 boats engaged, with two men to each
boat, bringing the number up to 2700
who are engaged in the fishing industry.
Over 400,000 is invested in boats, net
ting, canneries, etc.
Madison Canidi, who was arrested
sometime ago for alleged forgery and
consequent night from the sunny stale of
Tennessee, is at liberty. Tho "Western
Union Telegraph company has been en
riched by the amount of business done in
connection with the aforesaid arrest. It
appears now that a legal friend of Cani
di's here secured his liberation by send
ing $ 1000 of the amount he had deposit
ed to the "heirs" at Knorville, Tenn., on
condition that said hoirs "let tho thing
drop," which was agreed to. Tho remain
der of the amount that Mr. C. had to his
credit has been applied, so it is said, to
the liquidation of a legal claim put in by
the friend who secured Mr. C's release.
According to this Mr. C.does not seem to
be much ahead of the game.
I. O. O. F.
A full attendance of Beaver Lodge is
requested at their next regular meeting,
May 15, as business of special importance
is to be oonsiaerea.
By order of the Lodge.
Supreme Judge.
L. Flinn graduated at Middleburg col
lege, Vermont, in 18G3; soon after ho en
tered the law office of Bobt. S. Hale, of
Elizabeth town, New York, and remained
th.ere until he came to Oregon in 1804.
He was admitted to the bar in this state
is Sept. 18C5, since which time he has
been in active practice and now holds
'the main practice in Linn county. He
has amassed a fortune out of his practice,
And the people of Linn county have the
utmost connnence noin in nis acuity ana
bis integrity. Please examine C Oregon,
page 31; the case of Hatcher, vs. Briggs,
and you will find a case in which Flinn
secured a rilling of the supreme court es
tablishing a more liberal practice in re
gard to laud titles, the effect of which
was to drive all tho land sharks out 'of
the state. Although there are other at
torneys named in this case, Flinn did all
the work in tho case and triod it in all
the courts in which it was tried, and pre
pared the brief. Mr. Flinn is a success
fed practitioner, at tho bar, although he
has adopted the plan generally of attend
ing closely to his home practice instead
of continually going to courts in other
counties to practice, and henco his ac
quaintance nas not been so wide spread
as some attorneys in the state, yet those
who know him give him credit of being
a lawyer of ability, integrity and untir
ing industry, and one who if elected to
the supreme bench, will add credit to the
position. Corvallis Gazette.
Xeeting Kotlcc.
There will be a special meeting of As-
tOriS lyOUUUli iU. ., xiauuxiuau ajvjmvu.
of Honor on "Wednesday, May 14, at 730
P. M. By order ot u. v.
Arvnid will sell a large stock of Boots
and Shoes at cost, at the Loading boot
gnd shoe store
They give three 10-cent dishes for 25
atst the Model Dining Saloon.
Spanish and English settlers nre riot
ing in Bermuda.
Chinese councils ic-fuso lo treat for
Kace with France.
There will bo no moro tariff legislation
in congress this session.
A stiong effort is being made to have
the Alaska territorial bill passed.
King Humbert of Italy wants io take
part in tho Egyptian discussion.
Congressman George is trying to pre
vent tho consolidation of collection dis
tricts in this state.
Senator Dolph has introduced fibill for
c harbor of rotuge at Port Orford, appro
priating $203,000 therefor.
It is thought that ths Grant and "Wurd
Wall street failure will amount to $10,
000,000. Gsiieral Grant borrowed 150,000
from Vanderbilt to help him out. It is
( thought probable that he will be placed
on the retired army list with the rank of
Decoration Day.
The following general order hus been
issued from Department Headquarters
for the observance of Memerial Day.
Hkadqcaetkps Depabimkkt of Obegox, )
G2AKD Aemy of the Bepdblic,
Salem, Oregon. J
No. 3. f
In accordance with the rules and regu
lations of thoGrand Army of the Repub
lic, Friday, May 30. will olrarved as
MemoriafDay bj tsu. ju in the de
partment of Oregon. Each post is re
quested to make such arrangements for
its suitable observance as will honor tho
memory of our dead comrades. It is
hoped that on that day thegrave of every
soldier and sailor who has been buried in
Oregon, will have plawd upon it pome
token of remembrance.
Comrades as we again u-juible to
strew fresh tlowers on tho Jast resting
place of our comrades, let us come with
reverent and chastened spirits, remem
bering their sacrifice, their suffering,
and their death, and the sacred cause in
which Ihoj fell. "May the memories of
tho noble dead who freely g.nethtirlives
for tho land they loved, dw.Ml e.r-r iu our
hearts," and bo an Juceiilh e to in who
remain to bu ever true to tho groat prin
ciple of our order loyalty to our coun
try and our flag. Year by year our ranks
grow thinner, year by year the great army
of the dead is swelling, and but u short
time will pass pre nono will be left of tho
thousands who at tho call of tho coilntrv
left their all and througed to the field.
To-day thousands of our brothers, friends
and comrades lie in nnmarked graves
where no living hand will strew fragrant
flowers or comrades drop a tear, yet in
our meetings hero let us cherish their
memory and resolve anew that their sac
rifice shall not Inn e been iu vain.
II. Post commanders are requested to
make arrangements for suitable memorial
services in one or more churches near
their ponts on Sunday, May 25: where
such arrangements are made posts will
attend in a body and in uniform.
III. Flugs on Memorial Day will be
displayed at half mast.
IV. "Post commanders will, immediate
ly after Memorial Day, forward io Com
rade J. P. Gill, chaplain of the depart
ment, Eugene City, Oregon, fall reports
relative to tho observance of the day by
their respect ivo posts.
By Command of.
F. J. Baccock,
Department Commander.
T. C. Ssu-rn,
Assistant Adjutant General.
The McAllister TronjH'.
Tho Portland Telegram has tho follow
ing about this troupe, which appear here
noit Friday: The audience at New Mar
ket theater was taken by surprise last
night. They were not expecting to bo
more than agreeably entertained by a fair
rendition of tho fomiliar drama of Leah,
tho Forsaken. Miss Phosa McAllister
and her company are wholly unknown
hero except through the pi ess reports,
and it is to be regretted that they are not
alwavs reliable. But the young lady soon
captivated me audience, aim uy me iirao
the third act was reacuea tuoso present
were waking up to tho fact that they were
in tho presence of a powerful representa
tion. Even old stagers were moved to
tears by the realistic acting, and in the
curse scene the audience were breathless
with awe at the terrible rendition and
broke out into a storm of heaitv ap
plause as the curtain went down.
Those who had heard Janauschek
instinctively compared the two much
to Miss McAllister's advantage. The
latter has youthful vigor, a splen
did voice, with clear and distinct
reading, perfect enunciation, and
a good hgure, all on her side.
There were repeated calls before the
curtain. The support on the whole is
good. Mr. Butler is leading man and a
good one, and Mr. Fitzgerald rendered
his part of Nathan with great ability.
The performance waked up a decided in
terest in the company, and there will be
a good house to-night.
W. C. T. U.
The regular monthly meeting of the
"Woman's Christian Temperauce Union
was held May 5th, in Y. M. C. A. hall.
Tho meeting was opened with prayer
by Mrs. W. H. Roberts, after which the
minutes of the last meeting were read
and approved.
Mrs. Handler, corresponding secretary,
read a communieatiou from Mrs. L. A.
Nash, superintendent of the department
of temperance literature, giving an en
couraging report of tho progress of the
w. U. T. U. work.
Mrs. C. Brown read an interesting and
instructive article entitled " Alcohol Un
necessary," by Dr. James Nichols.
The president stated that fifty-three
volumes of their library had arrived, and
after discussion it was decided to donate
it to the several Sanday schools of the
city, dividing it equally among them.
The meeting then adjourned, to meet
one month hence at the same time and
place. Mrs. W. W. Parker, acting secre
tary. For a. Kent Fitting Boot
Or Shoe, go lo P. J. Goodmans, on Che-
Samus stroet, next door to I. W. Case.
31 goods of the best make and guaran
teed quality. A full stock; new goods
constantly arriving. Custom work.
An old sells Boots andShoes cheaper
than any one else in town, because wo
buy for cash.
Buy your Lime of Gray at Portland
Don't nwv 30 cents elsewhere when
vou can get the bet dinner In town at
JEFF'S lor 2T cntsj
all like DimmUt Cough
Ladies who desire stylish dresses,
wraps, etc., should call at Leading Suit
and Cloak House, next to Empire store.
Get a meal at the Model Dining Sa
loon, three doors south of Odd Fellows
building, and see how you Hkt the
Tho most popular bitters in the market
is Dr. Henry's Dandelion Tonic.
Hoscoe Dixon's new eating house
is now open. Everything has been fit
ted up in first-class htyle, and lu -well
knojvn reputation as a caterer assures
all who like good things to eat, that at
his place they can be accommodated.
nmiin. Whooninff Couch and Bron
chitis Immediately relieved by Shiloh's
Cure. Sold by W. E. Dement.
A full line of ladies' and children's
Shoes, latest styles, to be found cheap
at Arvold's, sign of the Golden Shoe.
An nonr'a Talk TTllb the 3Tan Who Brousht
Orer the Only White Elephant
In America.
Last Thursday afternoon tho Columbia
was lying at the O. B. & N. dock, and as
a reporter of The Astobiak was passing
through tho smoking room ho noticed a
compactly-built man, whose determined
air, quick movements and piercing oye
gave ovidenco of one who had "travorsed
unknown seas and crossed earth's central
line." It proved to bo Phil Kirby, tho
renowned curiosity hunter.whose fame is
world wide, and who has had probably
as many at r.uigf adventures any man
living, not excepting Chinese Gordon,
whom the British government and the
English people are now making such a
fuss about.
Tate and the Colambia bar havo de
creed that you can't get away from As
toria before to-morrow morning, said
the reporter, "and I want to hear all
about your trip to Burmah anil the -.'icr-i
... m i il.i . 4 tl..r ' .
white elephant that yon got thtra.
"Well." said Kirby, "I hava hsd more
startling adveturf th'iu that, ss for in-sia-if;.-
vheii ' ent to Abyssinia to get
a cjU.1- of gorillas, but the s-icred ele
phants have attracted so much attention
in this country that perhaps your readers
will be more intorss'c-d in haaring of the
white elephant."
"Let ma b.gln by isiuriinj voa that
there is
V hlV.1 ?'.UZ
as a 'white elephant.' What nm-es for
one is a spotted follow, bat u tho Bur
mese btflievo that thess creamy, spotted
beasts are the temporary abode of their
god, Bhudda, niot extraordinary honors
are paid them and no priuc is hotter
lodged, finer fed more greiitlj !vw-d
to than one of thas-j whito f lephhuts, of
which I secured thro?, thr only oiw Unit
ever left Asia."
"But ion ouly lm.ught v:n: to the
United States."
"That's all, and he wouldn't Imvogot
here but for strategy."
"Well." said the writer, "l want to hear
about the white elephant and the land he
lives in."
"All right," said Kirb'. "To lwfciu at
tho beginning, l was knocking around
New Yoik, enjoying the city and a bit of
a rest, when I received marching orders
from Barnuni and tho information that
a draft for
was to my credit nt Baring Bun., Lou
don. So on board the Sercia I weut,over
to Liverpool, transferred to tho Sumatra
of the P. and O. line, en route for farther
India. In due time we passed through
tboSuez canal and arrived at Ceylon.
Every time I go to Ceylon 1 see some
thing new. Whatjattracted my attention
most this time was tho jugglors. These
jugglers are a sight worth seeing, and
thev do more difnoult feats iu the glare
of the sun than some of our sleight-of-hand
men will do in a partially lighted
theater. In place of chicken and dog
fights, the storting Cingalese amuse
themselves with set-tos between tho cobra
do capello, or hooded snake, and the ferret-like
mongoose. The mongoose gen
erally wins, becauso the poison of the
cobra is drawn before the battle begins.
"Bidding adieu to Columbo, I arrived
at Bangoon after a Bhort trip. This is
the principal city of Burmah. British In
dia, built on the banks of the river Ira
waddy, and it is a place of delight. We
fori had picked up a partner in the en
lerpriso at New York enjoyed ourselves
here for a short time. Rangoon is full
of ancient buildings, architecturally curi
ous, and the golden and silvor pagoda3,
the eaves of which nre bordered by tiny
bells, rendered musical by the faintest
breath of air, glisten in the sun.
"While theie my time was much occu
pied in watching the elephants at work
on the river banks. They were ongaged
in toting timber to the river, where it
was laden on shipboard. The animals,
in charge of native drivers, went to their
work as regular as a biped operative.
They grasped rough pieces of timber
with their trunks, and piled up or re
moved them, as required, with tho ut
most ease. They took up each piece, as
directed, and walked off with it toward
the vessel, where it was put in proper
position for loading. I saw one lay hold
of a piece of lumber eighty feet long by
eighteen inches in diameter, and move it
with le exertion than a man would push
a wheelbarrow with. At exactly twelve,
noon, the bell rang for meal-time, and
the elephants dropped their loads at
once, resuming them after feedine, with
out being bidden. A boss elephant super
intended them. When any of the 'gang'
got refractory and refused to work, he
brought him to terms by thrashing him
with his trunk, or prodding him with
his sharp tusks, till, by lusty trumpeting,
the loafer showed he had enough punish
ment, and submitted. I saw elephants
in this working herd standing twelve
and thirteen feet in height, and weighing
from ten to twelve tons. I have seen
scores of these animals much larger than
Jumbo, the pride of the London Zoo, and
now iiarnum's mint."
"The Burmese are a magnificent rnco
of people," continued Mr. Kirby, "well
made, and of noble bearing; the women
particularly. They are lighter in color
than the men, graceful In their walk,with
large, black, luminous eye3 and jet-black
hair. Some of the Burmese habits are
very curious. On one occasion I witness
ed a wake and a burial, or rather iuciner
ntioii. They keep their dead in state
three or four days before they dispose of
them, so that all friends, far and near,
can jiay their respects to them. Like at
the Chinese obsequies, discordant music
is kept up night and day, and eating and
drinking in the presence of tho corpse is
always in order. When the funeral pro
cession moves, it goes toward a place
called Bamboo Town, where the corpse
is ournea. urcmauon nas oeen tne fash
ion for disposing of the dead in Burmah
time out of mind. It is done in this
way: Piles of small tree branches are
placed with larger ones on the top. and
the whole thoroughly saturated witn tea
oil. On this pyre the corpse is laid,
amid most fantastical pagan rites; the
fire is sot, and in the course of an hour
not n vestige of tho dead Burmese re
mainshe has vanished into air into
thin air. Suttee is sometimes practiced
even now, tho wife preferring to follow
her husband through fire, oven, to the
loneliness and misery of widowhood."
"The curse of the Bangoon was native
dogs. They were in droves of hundreds,
and at one timo it was dangerous to go
on the streets unattended. It is not so
bad now, and with care, you may escape
being nipped by a rapacious canine. A
law was passed a few years ago to have
every foreign-bred dog registered and
collared, with the owner's nanio and ad
dress. Those without these precautions
wero to bo killed, as well as native does.
Criminals with six months to serve were
appointed killers. They are known by
an iron ring welded around tho ankle.
The weapon was a pole about six feet in
length, with whioh they strike a vagrant
cur over the small of the back, finishing
him at one blow. Each killer keeps an
account of his slain during the day, and
receives one pice (equal to ono cent) a
head from the Bangoon treasury. Many
a timo I haio watched these killers in
their stealthy rounds, and. have seen
young puppies with scent so keen as to
smell th6m diocks away, and scurry un
der bamboo huts till they had passed."
the rrso or bubm&h.
"After spending ' some time in Ban
goon, myself and partner took passage
on a small river steamer for Mandelay.
where the king resides. We had Utters
and credentials to HisMajesty.Theobold,
who is probably the most bloodthirsty
tyrant under tho sun, discounting the
sable beast of Ashanteo by several buck
ets of gore. It was some time after our
arrival beforo we obtained an audience
with the Burmese potentate; we had to
approach so many ministers of stale in a
preliminary way. At length all barriers
being removed, wo wero Ukhored into the
presence of his majesty. I found the
king to bo a man of about fifty years of
age, very dark, with blostod countenance
and bloodshot oye. that had a tigerish
look about them sufficient to make one's
flesh creep. Ho wa3 seated, or rather
squatted, on a dais in the center cf :!m
palac-, with ministers of sta:- and
courtiers around. They wero all Ivhia
on their bellies, lookinp nn nhinoh rmWJIt
sible. After wo wero introduced nnd I
conversation began, our interpreter sig
nified our wishes by taking the same
position 23 the others; he did not dare
lor a moment to assume an upright posi
tion. There being no chairs in tha audience-chamber,
my partner and mcs&lf
remained standing. This was noticed bv
the king, who inquired vLt Wc eld not
crawl like tho rest. "e wero reqtiested
to do so; but my pard replied in a -patriotic
burst to the interpreter) that there
vere fifty millions of kings in our couu-
trv aad no crawlers. I thought this
rrvnonli 1 1 1 fl t TTlCifl Otlil iVini- AM ...
speech ill-advised, and that our 'goose
was cooked.' The kins, however, onlv
smiled, nnd replied benignly that ours
must be a great nation. The ministers
of state were then dismissed, and we hsd
free conversation with the king.''
"We spoke of our business and of ele
phants in general, and, to do the king
justice, he listened very attentively.
Arrangements were made to inspect his
sacred white elephant next dav the an
imal that is the god of Burmese idolatry.
Perhaps you might call their worshin"u
t sort of elephantiasis. Certainly a fiuer-
looKiug io-. ui liutisLuoiiis man ;no?3 in
the king's collection 1 have never ven,
whito beast, beautifullv niamr(iMl
with tusks eight feet four incite u j
length, o little cro-?ed at the oint from I
frict.un, and so sharp that om. cucld cu
papur on them. This animal stood eleven
feet to inches in height nmhteigiiHt ton
tons. He was the sacred elephant. Tho
color of the other was a light chocolate
cream.mottled nil over his hide with spots
about tho size of n five cent- pioce. He
was equally large with the other. Tho
two were purchased for $83,000 12,000
down, the balance on their delivery at
Moulmein, 700 miles distant to be trav
ersed by the animals on foot, accom
panied by keepers, priests, and fifty na
tives as a body guard, to protect the ele
phants against the wild beasts of tho
jungles and insure safe delivery. Wo
had also tho Icing's royal mandate, writ
ten on a palm leaf, certifying to tho sa
credness of the animals, and commend
ing all his subjects to assist us in gotting
them out of tho country, Without this
mandate we would have been beheaded
at once, if found with a sacred ele
phnnt." "And hero let me again say," Mr. Kir
by went on, "there is no Buch animal in
the world as a pure white elephant. I
havo probably seen more of the Asiatic
and African animals than any -roan in
the United States, and moro in procession
at one time. I never saw one purely
white. I had tho pleasure of attending
the great durbar, or council of 1SG1,
which was hold in Lucknow ill honor of
Sir John Lawrence, tho then govemor
genoral of India. I saw 700 elonhants in
one procession, five abreast, gayly capar
isoned, and each, with its keeper, decked
out in jewels. That wa3 the occasion
when all the native princes and rajahs
vied with each other in making the great
est display of wealth, and exhibiting the
most retainers in honor of Lawrence,
whose brother was killed in fighting for
the reUef of Lucknow."
"While yetin Mandelay," we were in
formed ofa family of three hairy people,
father, mother, and son, living in the
suburbs of the city, I wont in quest, and
soon found them," and must confess the
first sight of the hirsutes astonished even
my callous nerves. I found them grouped
together as if they wished to impart heat,
each to the other. The father, if he ba
living now, is about fifty-six years old,
of a thin, wiry frame, some five feet seven
inches in heicht. of truo Burmese blood.
nnd with flowing tresses. His faco and
body are covered with long, brown silken
hair, from four to six inches in length.
There is scarcely a spot on tho body free
from this growth, and even tno divisions
of the fingers and toes show hair fully
four inches in length. Tho mother ex
hibits the same hairy coat as her mate,
and the son, about twenty-nine years of
age, promises to keep up the reputation
of the family in this respect. They are
certainly, the most curious specimens of
humanity in the world, and I needn't tell
you how I longed to get hold of them. I
offered the king a large sum; he said
'No!' with anugly lookout of his bloodshot
eyes. I offered him, at a second inter
view, a much larger sum, and he said,
'Yes.' and smiled. When he said 'yes,'
however, through tho interpreter, ha
added, 'but with the approval of the
quoen.' All right, I thought, tha matter
is settled; but I reckoned without my
hostess. Notwithstanding everything I
could do, every concession I made, her
majesty vetoed the whole business, and
would not allow these freaks of nature to
leave Mandelay. It is not the first time,"
added Mr. Kirby, with a sigh, "a woman
has upset my plans in life. If I could
have got hold of that hairy trio 1 would
have made a fortune."
"Beturniug to roy elephants," Baid Mr.
Kirby, after a pacse, " as there was noth
ing more to do at Mandelay, myself and
partner toolc onrsolves off to Honlmein,
to await tho arrival of uur purchases.
While "waiting, I got hold of many cari
ous monkeys, two orang-outangs and a
lot of other animals. I bnilt commodi
ous apartments for toy elephants, and
otherwise arranged for their shipment to
Singapore, where a steamer was char
tered for the especial purpose of convey
ing elephants and everything else vre
could pick up, to London. "When the an
imals did arrivo in Moulmein, thore was
such a hullabaloo among the Uarruese as
I never expect nor wish to see again. Tho
native population for miles nlonn the
road had followed tho animals, bowing
down and worshipping them. And when
we had the beasts safely in their boxes,
the crowd grew so large that I got a littre
scared, ana held fast to the king's man
date as my only talismah of safety. All
the small villages in tho vicinity were
deserted by the inhabitants, anxious to
get a glimpse of their quadrupedal deity
that was about to quit Burmah forever,
and my partner nnd self were not in a
very enviable position."
'Finally I went on to Singapore to pre
pare for the elephants at their point of
shipment, and shortly af terJ left Moul
mein my partner was arrcstetl for steal
ing elephants a put up job by some f an-
lish would-be lnw or.-, who infest Moul
mein. Bnil was given for appearance,
and then those Utgal sliarkB clubbed
together and demanded n.OOO rupees
(equal tu 2,230) to defend tho case,
nnally consenting to attend to it for hnlf
tho amount. Tha cae wos tried, and on
its dismiswil tho judge advised my part
ner to bring counter suit against tho
legal sliarks and the fanatics for at
tempting to oxtorl money; hut as we
were dealing with elephants and not mo3
quitoes, tho action- wa not thought
worth whi!e.M
"We pushed on to Singapore, calling
en route nt Penan", for fodder for th
beasts. A number of ladies and gentle- j
men wero aooara mo sieamor ono day
watching tho Hnimala feed, when, all at
once, tho spotted elephant got restless,
and walked through his box as easily as
if it had been made of paper instead of
strong six-inch teak planking, and thof-,
ougniy uoueu. i &iampeae ionowea at
once. All sorts of ropes and tackles wer
brought into requisition to retain the
beast, but he snappsd thorn as if they
wero merely cotton threads. At length a
We remained miiandelav some time as ";" jhvj, are ior, muuieii
guests, and had ample "opportunity to!a?.d!uftlrBCC'!0 V'1611
choose the bait specimens ot theelepbaui i 5." tho ba,;:ne3. .Ibo not rt are kept 1
which we did, after long and careful In- &nJ,"V,ilhe PnnPnl on !,e1, u
spection. Ono elected was a creamy Hot?! . d lMTOP' . Singapore is full ..l
strong chain was mode fast to his leg,
and n turn taken around the iron bits,
which brought him up all standing. He
made a few vain attempts to free him
self, and then quietly laid over on his
sido and died without a quiver through
out his vast carcass, or showing the
slightest sign of death. It was a great
misfortune; this inert mass of elephant
flesh represented a money loss of over
40,000: but it could not be helped. Af
ter sawing off his ears as mementoes, w
buried him in a quiet spot on shore with
all the honors and a barrel of quicklime;
not an hour too soon, for tho stench from
the body had become almost intolerable."
tub DxuGina or arsGxrosc.
Alter this unpleasant incident, wo
"steamed on to Singapore, a little fearful
-"rtt we might lose the sacred white ele-
pliant also, but arrived nt our destination
without any further trouble. Hauling up
alongside the Tanger Payer wharf wa
found the place crowded with people of
all nationalities, Chinese predominating.
All along the road to the oity, a distance
of four miles, we moved with difficulty
on account of tho crowd; but at last w
got there and housed old Whitey in safe
ty, still haunted, however, by suspicon
of the same foul play that killed his com
panion. Singapore is a charming city
and most delightfully situated. The air
is perfumed with a spicy odor that al
most intoxicates the senses, and one can
readily concede that, if anywhere, the
original garden of Eden might have been
located here. No summer heats, no win
ter colds, -only perennial spring, with
flowera blooming all the year round in
the spacious nnd beautiful gardens that
ara almost Hohtsd in tho nrpninu hv
large fireflies. But as s shade to'thfe
bright picture I have to ssy that, strange
though it may seem, scarcely n ilay pass
es that a Chinaman or two aro not killed
by tigers, the animals being so bold that
they venture into the city und snap up a
.Sudn without raying by yo;ir ieave.
"K'V" commercial nouses, , aaainestut-
P5 interest is rery uirse."
tub sacuko whitk kmwmany mxs.
"Ik Singapore, wo v.'er-i fortune l
iu procuring many rare and tsluable nat
ural curiosities birds of parartiaa from
the Molucca;, pura white monkeys with
pink ojes, from Cambodia; but, in tho
midst of our bunines-s the crowning mis
fortune befoll us, iu the death by poi
son, I believe of the sacred white ele
phant. Up to within a few hours of his
doath he seemed in the best of health,
eating heartily as usual. Suddenly a
mad fit came over him, and, breaking
loose, he started through some of the prin
cipal streets, like an infuriated bull,
trumpeting all the while, with bis trunk
high in the air a sure indication of ele
phantine wrath. He made his wild way
to tho race track, running through bam
boo houses and uprooting trees in his
path, finally fetching up in a large pond
af water, into which he sank, the only
part of him in sight being the tip of his
trunk. I thought he was cooling off,
and would bo all right when ho came out.
Vain hope! When he got freo of the
pond, ho made another frantio dash
around the race track, and then toppled
over and died as the other one did, with
out a struggle. I had $40,000 mora of
worthless elephant flesh on my hands.
It was too baa, wasn't it? I never could
account for tho mysterious death of these
animals, excepting that they were poi
soned. At any rate, " Baid Mr. Kirby.
"Fve got enough of elephant hunting tor
the present."
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