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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, MARCH 2, 1888.
A WICKED ELEPHANT. PLEASURES OF RAILWAY TRAVEL WITH A VICIOUS BRUTE. Locked in a Close Car at Night Witli an Elephant in One Corner and a Drunken Keeper in Another Lively Times Put Not Your Trust in Elephants. "During the time I was with Fore paugh's circus," says James Twitchell, Buffalo Bill's late manager of the London "Wild West Show," "I took part in some exhibitions that - were not down on the bills. One in particular I shall not be likely to forget. The show disbanded at Chicago; Bamboo, the trick elephant, was leased to the Kiralfy brothers, who were about to open their season in Boston. Bamboo had established a name for him self as a savage, treacherous brute, who had killed and maimed at least a dozen men. lie had a keeper who was in the habit of becoming and remaining drunk. I hadn't much idea of the dangerous character of the journey until we were perhaps a hundred miles out of Chicago. The bottom of the car was thickly littered with hay, in which Bam boo, the keeper and myself were to sleep together. The keeper's bottle was one of my earliest discoveries and discourage ments. The novelty of the situation kept me awake pretty much all the first night out, and it was with some dismay that I discovered that the keeper was hopelessly drunk, snoring in the hay. That I would not have minded had Bamboo only kept quiet. But he didn't and wouldn't, and that first night, before I had become in the least accustomed to the situation, was simply a night of horrors. In the still hours of that night, with the train rush ing along at the rate of thirty miles an hour, I would at short intervals hear a muffled snort from the monster at the other end of the car, and then feel a gi gantic foot shoving against me, or the end of his trunk passing inquisitively over my face. Then I would jump up and yell to the keeper, with energetic kicks to em phasize my remarks. " 'Here, you wake up! That infernal lephant is going to trample us to death!' "The drunken keeper would get to his feet, swear, give Bamboo an unmerciful prodding with his fork, the great brute would lie down and cry, and we would have peace. "This scene, with variations, is what happened all the way from Chicago to New York. I wasn't trampled to death by the elephant;' why I was not I do not know. "About daylight we were in the vicinity ot Erie, Pa. Here Bamboo took cogni zance of his surroundings in a disagree able way. Elephant cars, be it under stood, are specially built and fitted for the transportation of these brutes, and the 3ar in which we first embarked was not Df this kind. It was not high enough nor strong enough. When the vicious brute had thoroughly satisfied himself of these facts, he rose up out of the hay, arched hi3 ugly back, and burst the whole top of the car out. "We stopped at Erie. There was loud swearing and clamor by the railroad men for compensation for the damage. I told them to send their bill to the Kiralfys, md, in the meantime, if they didn't want the elephant on their hands to take care af, they had better help me get him to Boston as fast as possible. They took a look at Bamboo, observed his vicious eye, and said they guessed that was so. "We arrived at Buffalo. A necessity Df the trip was a change of cars at this point. The elephant had been well fed and well watered, and might have had the decency to behave himself. The deeper got him out of the wrecked car in good chape and started him for his new quarters in the waiting train. A great pile of blackberry crates was near, but not it all in the way. May I be blamed if that devilish brute didn't make for them ard destroy twenty-four full crates before the keeper could restrain him. "WeU, everybody knows the law about slephants and other wild beasts. I had to settle for the blackberries on the spot, and a large liole it made in my $60. "The most dangerous and laborious in cident of our trip would not have hap pened but lor the fact that when the keeper was sober he would smoke a pipe. His smoking set the hay afire near Syra cuse, and before it was discovered the car was filled with smoke, the elephant was snorting and trumpeting, and we couldn't stamp out the fire. "We had two buckets. I rushed with them through the baggage car, over the tendsr, got the fireman in the cab to fill them, and ran back with them to our car. This feat, half a dozen times repeated, with the train going at express speed, was no small task. The keeper took the pails at the door of our car and doused the burning hay with the water. Simple business, you would say, to put out such a fire that way. So it would have been but for that elephant. He came near getting us and himself burned up to .gether; for about every second he would swing his trunk around, overset the pails and spill the water anywhere but on the fire. I have heard something of the in telligence of the elephant; this fellow was In a panic until we got that nre out. "One Sunday morning we unloaded at the Grand Central station in New York, and getting into Broadway, marched tri umphantly down. Of my $60 I had left $1.50. Bamboo had eaten up and de stroyed more than $50 worth. The keeper was gloriously drunk; but we had passed the larger part of the journey, we had but one stage more, and I had high hopes of getting into Boston Tuesday morning,, at the furthest. "With much trouble we got the brute quartered in a barn on Crosby street. We slept with him,, and ate cold junk for twenty-four hours. When we marched aboard the sound steamer with Bamboo the next day my $1.50 was gone, and the keeper and I had left our coats as security for the elephant's board. Yet I presume the crowd on the steamer thought it the correct thing for gentlemen in care of an elephant to appear in their shirt sleeves. So our dignity was maintained. "The name of Kiralfy, aided, I believe, by a telegram from the management to the captain of the boat, secured our trans portation, and I fondly fancied that ray woes were over. But let no m&u put his trust in an elephant! Bamboo waa reserv ing his master stroke for the finish. In the streets of Boston we met a car. The elephant deliberately killed the horse with one blow of his trunk; the car was over turned; the passengers fainted, screamed and ran; a short parley was held with the police, which resulted in a final tri umphant procession to the Kiralfy barn. Kirt, a very longdistance ahead, walked a fcqund of police; next came Bamboo, his kcwper and business manager; ne.t, at a reapctful distance in the rear, a dozen cjortr; last, several thousand of the mlncellaneoiM imputation of Boston anx- wu to do m honor." New York Sun. A Remarkable Case. Under the above beading the "Don caster Reporter" of July 6, 1887, pub lishes the following in .its editorial col umns: Our readers may recall the circumstance of a young clerk, named Arthur Richold, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as he continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of F. W. Fisher, Esq., the solicitor who employed him. On restoring him to consciousness it was ascertained that he was afflicted with what seemed to be an incurable disease. When he was able to speak he said he had been to his dinner and was on his way back to his work, when suddenly his head was in a whirl and he fell in the street like a man who is knocked down. On coming to his senses in the solicitor's office he thought what this might mean, and feared he was going to have a fit of illness, which we all know is a very dreadful thing for a poor man with a family to care for. With this in his mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctors how he had been attacked. They ques tioned him, and found that his present malady was exhaustion of the nervous system, resulting from general debility, indigestion and dyspepsia of a chronic nature. This in turn had been caused by confinement to his desk and grief at the loss of dear friends by death. The coming on of this strange disease, as described by Mr. Richold, must be of interest both to sick and well. He had noticed for several years previously, in fact, that his eyes and face began to have a yellow look; there was a stick3' and unpleasant slime on the gums and teeth in the morning; the tongue coated; and the bowels so bound and costive that it induced that most pain ful and troublesome ailment the piles. He says there was some pain in the sides and back and a sense of fullness on the right s-ide, as though the liver were enlarg ing, which proved to be a terrible fact. The secretions from the kidneys would be scant and high-coloredi with a kind of gritty or sandy deposit after standing. j These things had troubled Mr. Richold a long time, and after his fall in the street he clearly xerceived that bis fit of giddi- j ness was nothing more than a sign of the steady and deadly advance of the com plaint, which began in indigestion and dys pepsia. His story of how he went from one physician to another in search of a cure that his wife and little ones might not come to want is very pathetic and touching. Finally he became too ill to keep his situation and had to give it up. This was a sad calamity. He was appalled to think of how he should be able to live. But God raised up friends who helped to keep the wolf from the door. He then went to the seaside at Walton on-the-Naze, but neither the change, nor the physicians who treated him there, did any good. Ail being without avail he visited London, with a sort of vague hope that some ad vantage might happen to him in the me tropolis. This was in October, 1885. How wonderful, indeed, are the ways of Providence, which dashes dowTn our high est hopes and then helps us when we least expect it. While in London he stated his condition to a friend, who strongly advised him to try a medicine which he called Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, saying it was gen uine and honest, and often cured when everthing else had failed. He bought a bottle of a chemist in Pimlico, and began using it according to the directions. He did this without any faith or hope, and the public may, therefore, judge of his surprise and pleasure when after taking a few doses he felt great relief. He could eat better, his food distressed him less, the symptoms we have , named abated, the dark spots which had floated before his eyes like smuts of soot gradually disap peared, and his strength increased. Before this time his knees would knock together whenever he tried to walk. So encouraged was he now that he kept on using Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup until it ended in completely curing him. In speaking of his wonderful recovery Mr. Richold says it made him think of poor Robinson Crusoe, and his deliver ance from captivity on his island in the sea; and added, "But for Mother Seigel's' Curative Syrup the grass would now be growing over my grave." Our readers can rest assured of the strict truth of all the statements in this most re markable case, as Mr. Richold (now resid ing at Swiss. Cottage, Walton-on-the-Kaze,) belongs to one of the oldest and most re spected families in the beautiful village of Long Melford, Suffolk, and his personal character is attested by so high an au thority as the Rev. C. J. Martyr. We have deemed the case of such importance to the public as to justify us in giving this short account of it in our columns. C Booeiy.eal! 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