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AROUND THE WORLD.
Ehcounter with a Cobra Which a Cingalese Cap tures by Placing a Basket over Its Head, A HERD OF ELEPHANTS SIGHTED BATHING In a River of Ccylon--Crocodllcs nnd Serpents Very Snmcrons, CUcr Thirty Species of the Latter Being, Found In the Islund"Ilcnutles of the City of Kandy and Ccylon'csc History. Concluded from lust neck. But it was not to last. I, becoming slightly suspicious, inquired: "Are there any poisonous snakes through here?" In a twinkling of an eye enme the reply, "Yes, big cobra a plenty." This sudden infortnktion reduced my temperature as the cool chills crept over pie, anticipatory to a surprise. This was not a condition conducive to the recalling of poetry, unless it should be the following from a masterpiece) One impulse from tho vernal wood May teach you inpraol jiiunr Of moral evil and of good Than all tho sages can. The impulse I had from that vernul wood was reactionary, butit taught me more of myself, thereby sustaining tho poet's assertion. Surrounded by all the luxuriance of tropical beauty, one docs not forget self when the least ink ling of danger threatens. Tho rustling of tho leaves makes one halt by tho in voluntary process long before the thinker has time to act. Examining myself psychically I found that I had halted and grown oystcrlike before there was a state of consciousness, in dicating that I had even made a de cision as to what to do when the leaves began to move. This disturbance was Caused by what I considered to be a squirrel. Finding a piece of wood re sembling a bench I sat upon it to rest. I had not been there long before some thing happened not on the program, and right hero let me insist that my reader should read no further if .1 shadow of doubt lurks about his men tal horizon as he follows me Around Tim World. Right in front of me tho anticipated deadly cobra took his position. With uplifted head, hiysing mouth and flash ing eyes, he swayed hack and forth as if angry, like a giant who would whip everything in sight. With unspeakable swiftness I drew my feet up to keep them from becoming tho victims of a possible thrust from his swelling and sweeping head. At every raising of his unsightly head, his neck grew larger until it was as large as a pie plato and as flat as a pan cake "like your mother used to make." Perched where I was 1 had ample time to study him, and never did I think of getting down to argue the question with him on the ground of previous posession. He had the ground and 1 was perfectly willing to give him all the; ground he needed as I sat on my perch with tho master of ceremonies before me and America! ten thousand miles away. You may laugh, but you would not have laughed if you lad been here, neither would you have said your prayers for uudei such circumstances you would have been in a condition similar to that of the woman with whom a little girl once staid all night. On tetiring the little tot undertook to say its prayer and be ing accustomed to being prompted by its mama, a halt was made when memory failed. Ab the lady could not help it out of its difficulty, it almost instinctively closed by saying, "Please Dod, fwdive mo cause I's fordot, and this lady what I's staying with don't know any prayers." My readers will be more surprised than ever when I assert that the man who was talking with me when the cobra appeared, cap tured him by getting his head into a basket. His head once, in the basket the cobra crawled in of his own accord. Knowing how to do things is worth all the theory in the world. When I saw this Cingalese last, he asked twenty dollars for the cobra and it is quite likely that he will get that sum as the purchasing agents of zoological gardens and shows are always scouring Ceylon for specimens and may be glad to se cure such a valuable curiosity. I think I would recognize the fellow if I should meet him on the Midway at the World's Fair in 1904. I hope, however, that I will never meet him again as he is no friend of mine. I was with this man and his prize no farther, but went over to the river in company with an Eng lishman who has been surveying in Ceylon for several years. We had not gone far when he said: "See there! elephants in the river." I was all eyes for I had endured much for the purpose of seeing such a spectacle, and was despairing lest my effoit3 should be doomed to final failure. But now vol umes flashed anew through the corri dors of memory as my eyes feasted on the sight of a lifetime. Not 300 yards away were the giants standing in three feet of water, playing; in their daily bath. To state that they were enjoy ing it ia to put it mildly. In question- ing my surveyor friend as to whether they were dangerous, he replied, "They will not molest a person unless you chance to meet a rogue elephant. A rogue elephant is one that is mad." Among other items of elephant lore, I was told that at the last corral or "kr.ill" eighty-Bi.x elephants were se cured, and were sold at from 200 to 5000 rupees according to size and train ing. Tho most popular place for the hunters desiring to shoot such big game is in Hambantota, District of the Southern Province. Elk hunting is re garded as quite tempting in tho vicinity of Nuwara, while wild buffalo, bear and leopards are found farther north. Crocodiles are numerous, along with no less than thirty species of serpents. My friend said, "Snakes are plentiful, but we do not hear of Europeans being killed by them very often." Not hav ing tlio feline possession of nine lives I decided that my security was assured if I could only avoid being' killed once. ElcphantB are used here for all kinds of heavy work. Trees are felled, and the lower end is securely fastened to tho giant's back. In this way he drags his burden wherever desired by the owner or operator of the big trust. If the tree is not too large, it is managed by his powerful trunk without resorting to chains. The giant is trained to wrap his trunk about a huge rock at the quarry and act as a ponderous dray. If the rock is too large for his serpentine trunk, the load is encased by means of a harness of chain so arranged that it can be easily grasped and carried. u 1 uuu uccu usueu u week ago m what city of the orient I would prefer to make my homo if left to a choice, I would have selected Yokohama, Shang hai or Manila; but .now my choice would fall to Kandy, seventy-six miles inland from Colombo. Nuwara is much higher than Kandy, fiosts being frequent visi tors there, while Kandy is much cooler than Colombo. With a home anywhere along the lake at Kandy, surrounded with scenery that entrances, one could 1 bid defiance to cares as he enjoyed life in that beautiful vale nearly 2,000 feet above sea love!. With u population of 22,000 it nestles among the foothills of a veritable Eden. In fact the Garden of Eden has been located there by some visionary enthusiast. The scenery from Colombo to Kandy is pronounced the finest in tho world. Celebrated botanists from every quarter of tho globe come to this bower of beauty to study their favorite department of science. The Paradenia botanical gardens contain the finest specimens of tropical plants and trees known to exist. Those approaching them the nearest aic in Java. The Dalada temple was built for the express purpose of holding Buddha's tooth and is better known as the Temple of the Tooth. On visiting this ancient temple I was permitted to stop behind the veil and grasp the handles by which the heavy iron doors are swung open leading to the tooth. The doors were locked, however. Up on tho wall are frescoes illustrating the punishment to be visited upon those committing the various kinds of sins according to the teachings of Buddha. Speaking of this temple audits associa tion the historian writes: "Proceeding southward for a short distance down Sacred road, the track along which the pilgrims come, and have como for 2000 years, to offer their devotions to tho most venerated symbols of their religion, the visitor reaches the enclosure which surrounds tho celebrated Bo tree. This tree (ficus religiosa) is the oldest his torical tree in the world. It was planted 245 years before Christ, and is there fore now 2130 years old." Kandy contains many specimens ex cavated from the ruins of thebuiied cities of Ceylon. Beyond Kaudy there are rums of cities that rose, flourished and fell uncounted years before writ ten Ceylonese history began. Hun dreds of years B. C. China had dip lomatic relations with the Cingalese. The ancient cities of Anurhapura, Polonaruwa, Dambula, Kalavewa, Mihintale, and Sigirihave been victims of awful judgements. Destruction has been completed and ages have swept by until towering temples, once pierc ing the azure sky at an altitude of 400 feet above the foundations, are covered with the dust and the accumulation sent by an nvengiii'' detrover. Is it not possible tbnt those people 'a-id cities l.avo !ud u tevelation which I they refused to obey and have suffered as did the cities of the plains that dis obeyed the warnings of their God? Speaking of the ruins of the hurjed cities of Ceylon, one author has said that New York and Paris are pigmies in comparison with these centres of ancient civilization. E. C. Horn. Notice of Sale Under Chnttcl Mortgage Notice li hereby Klvcn Unit by vlrtuo of a chntlcl morttfiw, (liilcd on tho Ifttli iluv of October. WW, unit duly (tied for rccon! In tho olllco of tho county rlork of llox llittto county, .Nebraska, on tho&jth tiny of OctolHr, 1P02, una executed by J. II. llutler lo William Mounts to nceuro tho tmyment of $35.00 mid upon which thero Is now duu tho Mini of $37.00. Default having been made In the pay ment of snld Hum, and no milt nor other proceed 1 11 K s nt hiw having been Instituted to recover Mini ( lobtor any tmrt thereof, therc- loro 1 win cu 1110 property inerem aescrweo, vlv. Ono morrel mure, weight MX) pound, 7 years old, two whlto hind feet and while stilpo In face, branded h on left houldcr, ro eeinly Ixmglit. nnd ono Rorrol mure, nnbrund ed, with 11 buy horso colt, muro weighs WW pounds, from grantee, nt public auction at tho northeast corner of Intersection of llox litittoand Wyoming avenues In tho city of Alliance, In llox Ilutto aiunty, stuto of Ne braska, on tho 30th day of May, 1003, at 1 o'clock p. in. of said day. W 1 1,1,1 am Mounts, Mortgagee. Petition to Sell Kent Estate. In tho district court of llox ilutto county, Nebraska, In tho matter of tho application of T. M, Uiwler, guardlah of Theodoro Peterson. Frank Hood. Agnes Hood. Kdtllo Hood and .Minnie Hood, minors, children of Ina Hood, deceased. This cause entno on to bo heard this S4th day of April, MHO, tho petition of T.M. Lawler, guardian of Theodoro Peterson, Prank Hood, Agnes Hood, Kddlo Hood nnd Minnie. Hood, minor heirs, to sell tho southeast and south west quarter of section 15 In township 25 of ran go 47, In llox Uutto county, Nebraska, In which mild minor helra each havoaone-Ufth Intorostiind thocouithnving fully considered tho same and It appearing to tho court from the petition that It would bo beneficial to said wards that their Interest In suld real estate lio sold, now therefore It Is hereby ordered and directed that tho next of kin and all other persons Intero-sted, slutll appear before tho district court of llox Ilutto county, Ne braska at the district court sooil In tho court house at Alliance, llox Hutto county, Nebras ka, at 10 o'clock it. m. on tho 0th iluy of June, 1003, and show causo why a license should not bo granted for tho sale of said estate. It Is ordered that this notlco bo published In The AM.ianok IIkiiam) a nowsjmpor of general circulation subscribed In Alflanre, Hox Uutto county. Nohraska, at least thrco successive weeks before duy of hearing. J. .1. Haiuunoton, Judge. Sheriff's Snlc. ms Hy vlrtuo of an order of salo Issued by the clerk of tho district court of Hox Hutto coun ty, Nebraska, upon a decreo rendered by said court In favor of J mes N. (Jlnrk. receiver, and ngalnst Peter E. Shonquest, Mrs. Slion quest, his wife, II. M. Hampton, Mrs. Ham p- ton, T. V. Connor and Mrs. Connor, his wll (irrpn!ani.s, 1 win. on tno -tun ny ot uy or amy A.I). 11KKI, at 10 o'clock n. m. on eald day nt tho west front door of tho courthouse in Allianco in said county, soil the following described real eslato. to-wit: tlio Noutheast ii of section 4, of township 2(1, 1101 thot rouge 4S wost of tho (1th principal morldlnu in llox Ilutto county, Ne braska, at public nucl ion to the hlttliPHt bidder for cash to satisfy said ordir nf snlu In tin. mim ofSDI5 30, and Interest, costs and accruing costs also sunject to taxes amounting to the sum or S37.73. 1KA 15KEU. Shorlff of Said County. Smith P. Totti.k, Attorney for Plulutltr. First publication, April 24. Notice. STATU ov NEBRASKA,) Hox IIutte County f -R8. At a county court, held at the county court room, in and f r said county, April 'JO, A. 4). IWrt. Present, D. K. Spiicht, county Judge. In tho matter of the estate or .Mary llivntmn, oocuisert. On rviidin and llllinr tho petition of John llrennan, praying that administration of said estate uiny 00 (.-riuiltd to Chenbi A. Newberry ns administrator. Orderrd.thut.Muy!) A. 1). 1K0.I, at 3 o'clock a. 111.. In assigned for hourlng siihl petition, wh-n all poisons interested in said matter may appear at a county coin t toloh-ld In and for sum county, ami &lmw cause why the prayer ol ix'tltlonersliotihl not lo granted: and that notice of tho pendency or sutd petition and the hearing theieof, bo given to all persons Inter ested In snld matter by publis, ing a copy of tlilsonlur InTiir. Am.jnck Ilrr.Ai.n, a weekly uowsp'ipor printed in said county, for thieo successive weeks, piiortosuld day of hcuriuf;. 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