The Reception Of A Captured Sacred White Elephant At Bangkok, Siam--music, Pomp, And Banners--a Royal Palace And Costly Vestments
The brlnglng to the capital ofa captnred white elephant Is thns described by :i late Britfsh offï-ï:i! at the cemrt of the Si amese Empire : " The last white elephant rliicli reaclied Bangkok was cuiight in the woods. The king and court went :i loiiff way Into the country to meet liuii, niicl he was conducted wlth a grand procession, rnnoli pomp and nuisic, and flylpjj bai - nei?, to the capital. There a grand mansión awaited hun t.i -.„n,.Qi.=j; in.ilirig nobilïty were appointed liis custodians. J'lie wallswero paiuted to represent forests, no doubt to remind him of his nativo ba unta, and to console him in his absence froin them. A!l his wants were provided for, and in his ' walks abroad,' wrhen 'many men he saw.'hewas escorted by muic and cistly vestments." ' Snch U the mauser In which the captured white elephant is received in Siam, and tbc advent of the royal brute here ftt Ann Arbor on May -Sist, wiili Foiepaugh' Show will cnll foith the en tire communlty to s(e the sinfrular and sacrerl crentnre.