EXCITING ADVENTURE 'WITH A TIGER.
OAPT. HUNmB TBuIjS KH> (TBBKXBIiHI IAiDVBNTURE. : A tale'of adventure with a wounded tiger in India, wiicn thrUls with dramatic intensity, Iraa been vouched for by Captain Nasi Hunter, of tie Thirtyfirst Lancers. Tie hero of the etory Is iMajor Charlee Oapman, of the Thirty-second fLancera. At the time Hunter left his poet to cross the ocean his brother officer was recovering from the injuries "which .resulted. Iroin ale foolhardiness, ana .which all but cost him his. itle. Capman, it seems, was the leader o£ a hunting expedition luto the jungles of Central India. After sererai days lie wounded a. tiger, ana the Tjeast sought cover. Instead ol following the ordinary custom of ■laying for the prey.while the .natives should "beat" dt out Into the open, iMajor Oapman rushed into the Jungle with Oils professional "puggers," or trail finders. As the fact •became . more evident that the wounded tiger was wearing down, Capman rushed- to the f ore of the chase. The ominous growl of the tiger, followed In a second by a shot and then a cry <rt pain, told the followers that some harm had 'befallen their leader. They found his gun in the tall grass a few yards and near by a fresh blood stain on a. leaf. The "puggers," wio are expert at holding a trail through the jungle, followed ■the tiger at -» dope for nearly a mile and ahalf. Then they burst suddenly Into & dell, where on their horrified eyes fell the sickening sight of a tiger devouring B. Jiving nran. A timely tfhot, accurately aimed, Wiled the tiger In Its tracks, and saved the Life of Major .Capman. The officer's ehoulder and scalp were badly torn, land nearly all the fles|h had been stripped from his right arm. Following a well-established custom of the camps, the natives bandaged warm ashes upon the wounds. The action of the lye, in the ashes nearly drove Major Oapman craisy before 'he was carried to the regimental headquarters, where proper medical and surgical attention twuld be obtained. "Experienced tiger hunters conceal themselves In trees end wait for the Wger to come along," explained Oaptain Hnnter. 'They allow their natives to drive the tigers out (by shouting and beating through the bushes, rattling tin cans, and all that sort of stuff. The other method Is to tie a bullook to a tree and wait for 'his bellowing to attract a tiger. "Oapman cold mc that lie felt nothing after the tiger struck him first, and that .Ms one thought as he was being carried away was, "■My God, what a death!" ".Snch ncclder.ts, due to recklessness, «ie too common. I remember 'Captain Lynian Jones, the ■crack shot of the Durham Dlght Infantry, being killed near Bombay a few years ago In a similar manner. "There to only one animal which dares to drink beside a tiger, and that is a wild boar. 'No other animal will touch a tiger's prey until the slayer has discarded the carcas.
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