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I;.'-.'1..-,{ ALAS, POOR JUNG!"

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I; 1. { ALAS, POOR JUNG! TilE LAST nouus OF JCMBO'S, SUCCBSSOR. 'I have come," said a representative of the Doily Graphic to Mr. Bartlett, the superintendent of the gardens of the Zoological Societ y of London I have come to see the dead elephant." "To see the dead elephant!" said Mr. Bartlett, "why lie's cu t up and taken away. You caut see; him." The colossal b«ast (only an inch or so shorter than the lamented Jumbo) which we saw so recently turn- ing up his trunk ar.d exhib ting a cavernous "mouth for the reception of the casual biscuit, or amiably- swaying the tip of his proboscis from right to left as he marched along tho paths ladezi clii,dreti poor" Jung- Perchad "-is now dead, alas! and his skin and his skeleton are in process of preparation for exhibition at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington. Yes," continued Mr. Barlleit, ho has been taken away piecemeal, and a horrible job. it. was cutting him n]), I've skinned some four or five elephants before hi u. It is absolutely necessary, of course, to dispose or them at once after death; an elephant is a big animal, and takes some cutting up, you know. I haven't felt well since." In reply to further questions, Mr. Partlett, kindly consented to give some particulars of the last days of Jung Perchad. Here they are, in his own words Jiing Perchad, as he was called, the male Indian elephant, was presented to the society by the Prince of Wales in 187G; so you see we had hud him in the gardens for 20 years. Wo noticed from the condi- tion of his den that he had been restless during the night, and had been rolling about. I came to the conclusion, after an examination of his symptoms, that, as be was evidently in great pain and very restless, it was colic or gripes from which he was suffering. Yon can't, adtiiin,Ier physic to such an animal, and cannot control him when he is in that condition. But I mixed up some hot bran and 2lb. of grated ginger, thinking that might give him some relirf. Ile tasted it, and then threw it awa.v—wouldn't, touch it. So then we cot him outside in the gardens to see what that would do. He seemed glad to get out, and walked a1.oul very quickly, but was: quite docile and quiet. lie was exercised thus and was quieter, but still had griping pains and ate very litt'e. I gave him a pail of chilled water which he took, but the second pail lie threw over himself, which was a bad sign. And so lie continued for two days. I passed through, the elephant house the second afternoon, and saw that the keepers were watching him. He was lasting his head on the top bar of the grating. I went on to see to the new gorilla, nnd as I came baek one of the keepers ran out cf the honse and paid that the elephant was dead. It seems that,, without a moan or a cry, he suddenly fell down, stone' dead. His fall shook the entire house from end to end, and we found that the shock had broken tho pelvis and one rib. The ennse of death was found to be acute peritonitis. It is a great loss to us." Passing through the elephant house on our way back we passed the den"—if so roomy and lofty an enclosure can be so called, but that is the technical word for it at the Zoo".—where 1ereliad had passed 20 winters. The front of it \vn= dr.: ped by a great grey curtain, which antirelv concealed the interior. Behind that veil for three days Mr. Part let,t and his assistants have been busy scientifically hewing the colossal beast into, portable pieces.

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