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!nIrrv»T«: IJkpbun Walil. J*: Mr. H. 
HuttaDfaKk. Itt: Mr. >. A. Tan. 

Koate Kuba I.. Klai>| (FbOtteO), 91 
Koala Lipw RoMirM 

\mSui Club GriM-tsi H(«iw, aaa 

Local 8|x>H.U. m.\Vi.t»t.iM.tm.mi 

Ualayan .Eolian I'iln, on 

JtuUiT CuitoRw— ifrlrr/ihaL Ul: Padi 

SViiriU, IWi Hoatan Oraof, 211; 

Thn Anrhak. ftUi Oirth, MP. }»: 

Tbc I^nnhanft, aC 
Malar Dnma. Sfl 
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IJnKi Lodcc Tiuiallatuin MntUnr. 87 
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Riijal Kaiiiilyof Si-UiiHni', 178 
daksit of Ki'lxiiKur, 221. SM 
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rtuw* in thp rvw«t. u. « 

rut o( U.I. tlw Ovnnwr, X7 

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BwraM a( Pw^ilAii, II 
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UhaitMaandGharrMi, 183, ISO 
nhmrrj Peniaa, UP. ns 
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Hauitanr Board, 181. 140 

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SoambHl}-'* l.iimaw>-. 131 
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m-. SelBiucm- f.il.M.S. M»remrt. 
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Ml, 41« 

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QifMu'a BlnUday SporLa, ftw 

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I'unil (or, 33(1, »IT. 417 
l-htiTiM- \i-w Vi-ar, liSS 
('lirwtiiuniti-.'. IW, 117, 1*1 
Chur«'(< niiililiiitf Fiiii.l, H4. im.J 
■.'liRi'nl. Mr. II,. A|i|>oiiilttl<JDn) 

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tlaiiliT l|.>|M*»*. VW 


linburKh Estate. SiS 

limatM for ISM, 119 

re in Bamok Road, Ifil 

iriBara, 233 

,B. The Governor, Vuit of. 1, 17, 37 '■ 
in Pahans, 1 

otel for Kuala Lumpnr, 883. 382 

onses in Oombak Road, Fall of, SS 

ipaneao Troupe, 169 

luiK Und Sale. Feb , Result of, 184 ; 
notice of, AuR., 382; B«8nltof,'i2l 

ibotir Questioo in Paliang, 4S0 

kke Club, General Meeting, 3, 3S2, 
3Se : Concert at. IM ; BiUiard Handi- 
cap, 366; Tennis, 306 

ibnr}- Sulei, Selan^, 31S 

asonic Hall Co., Oeneml Heetii^, 168 

:uMum, S: Visit of Mr. Treacher, 18. 
S8: Vlait of Hr. Rodger, OB; Com- 
mittee Ueelisfc, 36, 70, 101. 1S3, 18J>, 
220, 233. 886, 331, 381. 3»7; Hr. 
Baxendale appointed Chairman, 67 ; 

nnna' Bntertainment, in 

Opening K. Kubu Bstenaion and Ivuw 
Foundation Stone of Goremraent 
Offices, 17,37 

Pahanf Cart-road, 319 

Penaiohs, Rate of, 400 

Protestant Cemetery, 41R 

Read Lodge, Election of Master, S; 
Consecration of Masonic Hall. 80, 
48; Anniutl Installation Meeting. B7; 
Sinner (o W. Bro. Watkins, 802 

Rei^reation Club, K. Lumpur, !36, 266, 

BesidencT, Danoe at ffac, 117 

Rodger, Mr. J. P.. arrival of, 17, 33: 

ScientiBo Society, 318, 399 

Selawor Club; Dance at. 2, 362; New 
Year's Eve at, 133; Committee Meet- 
ing, i. Sfi. 69 100, ISS, 168, 800, SS3, 
286, 315, 368, 307 ; Billiard Handicap, 
3, 36, ST. 86; HHlf-yearly Meeting, 
Si. 866; Moonlight Band, 100, ISB, 
282. 381 ; Huttenbach Teatimonial, 
134; Cigarette Concert, 183; Sale of 
Papers, 363. 888; Notice of Cwiwirt, 

Sclangor Fire Brigade Genera] Meeting, 
ISI; Competi{ions,31B. 348; Daoop. 
302; Appointment of Offloen, 379; 
Brigade Dinner, 306 

Selan^r Planter's Attoeiation, Com- 
mittee Meeting. 34; General Meet- 
ing, 8S, 129, 186. 200. 23fi, 273, 303, 
301 ; Annoat Report, 191 ; Recruiting 
Tamil lAboar, 409 

Societies Regulation, Exemptions, 338 

St. Andrew's Dmner, SS, 67, 103 

Technical Institute, Ceylon, 1S4 

Tigers, 80, 33. C3. 68. 83, 108, 136, 154, 187, 

Treacher Scholarship, 17, 19 

Treacher, Mr. W. H;, Dinner to, 18; De- 
parture of, I9. 33 

TJlu Bemam Pass. 803 

Visitor, Letter from a, 08 


Confusion worse Confounded, IW 

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No. 1.— Vol. lll.^Slst September. 1894. 


T^ Guvenior of the Straits Settlements, accompanied by the Hon- 
J Major MfiCalliim, r. e., c. m. o.. Colonial Eugiueer, Captain 

Herbert, a.d.c, and Mr. W. P. Bnrra, Assiatant Private Secretary, 
arrived off the Kuala Klang Police Station al;)ont 4.30 a.m. on Tues- 
day mominjj the 11th, and went straight on to Klang followed by the 
Government launch Enid, on whicrh were the Resident and the District 
Officer, Klang. His Excellency left by special train for Kuala Lumpur 
at 7 a.m., and was met at the Main Station by the Members of the 
State Council, the principal Heads of Departments and others. A 
Guard of Honour of the Selangor Sikh Contingent was in attendance 
BJid a salute of 17 guns was fired from the Port, His Excellency at 
once proceeded to the Residency and attended to various matters con- 
nected with the Estimates of Expenditure for the ensuing year, 
granting interviews to the R<:>sident Engineer, to the Acting Captain- 
Sui>crintendcut and the State Engineer. 

A SPECIAL train at 3 p.m. conveyed His Excellency and his party, 
aceonijianied by the Resident and the Resident Engineer, to Kuala 
Kubn, which was reaehetl in good time, where His Excellency was met 
by the Disti ict Officer and the Acting Resident of Pahang, who liad 
made a record walk to Kuala Lipis and back to Kuala Kubu. His 
Excellency walked out to the commencement of the road to Pahang, 
and returned to the District Officer's house just Jn time to escape a 
severe squall of wind and rain. After dinner at the District Officer's 
quarters, the Resident and the Resident Engineer returned by train to 
Kuala Lumpur, which was reached by midnight. 

The following morning early His Excellency and party, re-inforced 
by Mr, CUfford, of Pahang, started for Pahang on ponies secured for 
them by Mr. Holmes, Assistant Superintendent of Police. Telegrams 
have since l)een received by the Resident to the effect that His Excel- 
lency had reached Kuala Lipis, after a good journey, in splendid 
weiLther. on the IGth. The journey was continued from Kuala Lipis 
on the morning of the 18th and His Excellency will probably reach 
Singajwre vii Pekan on the 24th or 25th. 



Hid Excbllenct baa verr kindly consented to retvirn to Kuala 
Lumpur l»v the 6tli Ocltdwr to formally open the Kuala Knlni itiectiou 
of the Ulu 8elau}{or £xt«n>tiou. Selauijor Gowrnmeiit Ifailway, U* lajr 
the foundutittii stouv of Ihi' Oovi-rimn-ut OfTn'CB, aud jwrfonn other 
public cereiDODies. 

Mb8. TflEAcnEB held au "At Home" in the Ri^sidpurj' Gmumls 
00 Monday ni^'ht, at 9 p.m. The band woa in altendant^f. it woh a fiut> 
moonlight uiglit, and a number uF risitora were preneut. Auothcr 
" At Home *' was held yesterdaj afternoon. 

The Reuidt-nt. Mrs. Treacher, and Miss Enid Treacher will probiibly 
Imvb the Slate on Iho eVL-uiuf; at t\xe 7th OcIoIkt tu ^(('h the Prvnch 
mail steamer iVn/a/ at Singapore »n the 9th. The Itesident exjwctfl 
to be away for fifteen months. 

Hr. Yaj> Kwa.h Sexo. Captain China, nn the occasion of the 
GoTeruor's recent visit, pi-esented His Excellency with n boulder of 
tiD ore weighing about half a ton. which His Kxuelloucy was pleased 
to graciously accept, aud its destination will be the Singapore Mluseum. 

Mb. H. a. W. Aylehhurt, Dr. ClmmhrR Leech, L.1..1),, Stat« 
Treasurer, Perak. and Mrs. I^eeeh were recently visitors at the 
Residency. We hear that Mr. M. Stouor. has returned to the State. 
Mr. C. E. F. Sanderson arriveit iu KuaU Lumpur yest^jrday. after a 
siiurt vacation iu Eu^laud. Mr. W. W. Bailey, of Johon-, wjis in 
Kuala Luinpur last week ou bnsinefts eonnevied with his concession 

Thk tin revenue collected up to the I5th iust., amounted to 
1981.000; the total estimate for the whole year being ^9(51,700. 

On Friday night, the l44]i iust.. a dance was given at the Selangor 
Club. The room was nictly decorated, the floor in good order, and 
the httiid in capital time. The Emertainment Committ*.*. who art- 
supposed to see that at least one entertaiuineut per month is provided, 
had, iu axx-ordance with the desire of several, announced a dance for 
August; as the Setrretary, however, slated tliat this fonn of entertain- 
ment usually resiillnd in a Ions t/t the funds of the Club, it vras resolved 
that a fee should be charged those who attended : hence tlie new 
dejiartiirvof the tickcth liearing in the left Imud cf^ruer Iho legend "81." 

The reguhu- monthly meeting of the C«»roraittee of the 8eUiagor 
Club was held on Wednesday, the 12th inst. ; Mr. Ebden was in the 


chair, and Mr. Bligh. Secretary, and Mettsri. Holmes. Paxon 
HuBSfU vrfTii prem-ut. M^rsars. G. De Souza and K. Trutweia w« 
elit-ted members of tlie Club, and amon^ other business u revii 
tariff for drinktj wbh friuned, Ut come iiilo funw witJi October. 

At the regular montlily meetuig of Bead Lodge, No. 2387, Ku. 
Lumpur, held on the 17th inst., Bro. Russell, S.W., was elected 
Master for tlie ensiling year. Bn>. Laimiit-rd re-t^Iveted TreaBurer, Bri>, 
C. Stewart re-eleotyd Tyler, and Ems. Paxdu and Day. Aodittira. 
Rupper was held after the clo8iu(» of the Lodge. The date for the 
aecratiim of the new Mawnio Hall is not yet definitely fixed ; it 
however, be some time in October. 

Thebb will be a Oeoeral Meetiug of the members of the La 
Cflub on Saturday, tbe 2iHh inst.. at 6.30 p.m., when, iu aiidition Iaj 
uther bu»iuesfi. certain alt4.-ratious and additionB to tlie rules will be 

A TI8ITOB to the Museum has expreaeed his disappointment at t 
size of its solitary atuffed tipeoiiuen of au elephant: the s]ie<-imeQ iu 
qucstioD is tlial of a baby, and if anyone were to present the Museum 
with a tusker, the CommitU'c would be hard put to to find huiue room 
for it in the preaeut eraui|XKl preniiai-H, Apropos of thi- Muneuiu, 
Ibe Committee should certainly inriti^ His ExceUoocy to visit thu? 
eulleetion during his approaehing visit. 


Thk Perak Ptoafer says:— "Mr. Q. W. Welman, Gkivonimeni 
Secretary of Sehmgor. is we hear to hecouie Su]>eriuteiideut of Stuigi'i 
Ujong, in plai'ft of a Resident, that appointment liein^ alwlished. We 
cougratulut** him uu hit< jtroHpeetive prumotjou. It wili 1m> reinetnWred 
he was once Assistant Slagistratc of Matang riaiui; rapidly by force of 
sheer merit." 

Wk are sorry tf> Itmrii that tho village of Uhi Langat. whieh hanof 
}aUi beeu making tiui-h eoiidideniijle progi-L-tts, wott ud the uight of (Lu 
I8tb instant the scfiie o! ii dtwiittroiis fin-, eli-vea hi.iu»<eH rwcnutly 
erected beimj eutirely destroyed. Further details are not yet to hand. 

Thb Billiard Handicap at the Selangor Club announced some timo 
nnce is now being pUyeil off. The game is 250 up, 1st prize, a silTer 
cup; 2iid prixe, a billiard cue. The Rules are— (1) The ordinary 
cl»r){t! will lie made for the game; (2) Players are rei)Qested to 
amngfe with their opimnouts as to the day and liour thoy wish to play, 


llie tiAine to Im duly uotific^l on the slaU: ia llic Cluli; (3) Should 
(ilayi^rKdifTt^r ill liirir twlit'tion, tlic now tablt* btlu^s preference; (4) 
Any player, after no(ifyint{ fui in Rule 3, failing T» uttcnd at the hour 
agn\>d \x\Mu will bo scrutcbcd and diar^ed for the f^une ; (5) I'he 
runner-np to taJto ^od prize. The luuidicdppiug in tui follows : 

F. F. Kind ... -50 

E. Roe 

+ 30 

B. Baxendale 

+ 80 

8. Coen ... -30 

A. B^-cV 


P. Gasillo ... 

+ 80 

W. Mit.-hoII ...a^ateh 

A. C. Harper 

+ 40 

A. Yicehiiau 

+ 80 

E. Neubronner 

D. Aeria 


J. Ola^afurd 

+ 85 

W. Veuuiug... „ 

C. Contiao ... 

+ 50 

R. Meikle ... 

+ 85 

a Diivies ... +10 

H. Ditv 


R, Hidwill 

+ 90 

P. Aiu-liaut ... +20 

J. Frcinh ... 

+ 50 

P. Hoffuer 

+ KK) 

W. Bover ... +20 

H. O. Mayna^i 

+ 50 

A. BliK'li ... 

+ 1-J0 

(i. &>wiiie ... +20 

H. Neiiltronner 

+ 50 

W. T. C.x.ke 

+ 120 

0. Cummiiig... +25 

H. Seott 

+ 50 

D. Ma<-rc'atli 

+ 125 

D. Hijfhet ... +25 

RPoruher ... 


H. HtitieDhath +175 

Tbk nliooting for the Maxwell Cup and naudi«ip'hn« Itoeo 
pot(tp*.ui*d t*-' the 2!>tli and SOlh inst. A Ijottt-ry will U- held in 
i;onmH*iiim with thi- luindii-up, which will l)e jfOhl^nl nt the 8..'laii(for 
Club early nest wwk. It is expected there will U- aiunii 20 c<Mn|H'- 
titora. Al the Inst me<'tiiig of the Cotnmittve of the Bifle Assoi'iiation 
Bcrcral dcw memhera Vi'tc elected, UDd it is hoped a new iulen«t will 
be »hewu iu thin liraiieh uf sport. The Hod. Sem-tury linn ivn-ivi-d 
the f<.>lluwiDg eommuuii.iition from Mr. Qiiuy Guan Uiu:— 

Koala Lomi'GR. 17th Sej^cmber, 18U. 

"Sib.— I f«»n*-itrd herewith a Bank receipt fi>r i^lOO. whieh I have 
placed to tlie credit of tiie Sfiaof^nr Rifle ABsoeiation'w aci'ount. 1 
thall be |,;lad if you will let your Comrailtee know, and have a Cup 
ordered at yonr earliest conveuiem*, to hv couii^et^d for aniou^ mem- 
bers of vuur AMoetatioD and to be called 'The Quay Gu.ait Uin Cup.' 

"The foudilions which I should wish yon to lay di>wu arc as 
follows;- (a) Com|n'lilion open to members uf Svlanj^i-r Rifle A»»oeia- 
tion tvsideul in 8elBnp>r; (&} N. R. A. Regulations to be adbcivd to; 
{r) St'Tcn Hhots at 2"{', 500 and l>00 yards, with one itptiotitlJ sinhtin^' 
HJmt ; (d) Quarterly competition— tliat in, unee every Ihre*- moutlm; 
(»■) Cup to iK'Come alwolute property of tJie iom|»i'litur winuin^- il 
t-our ttmeB, m)i uei-esgarily io Buet*e«won ; {/) Cup to ixmain in 
fualody of the AsKocialion until won &)allr. 

"I have (^iren this prize to the Selanuor Rifle Acxociation as an 
eneuurat^mout to |{o<m1 miirkamaualiip juid 1 hu|M.? it will add lo the 
sucn>S8 of the AxsnriattoQ. the proB|H'rity of which I shall always 
waleh with the kei'nest iutoreeL 

" I U>K to remain ynnrti faitlifully. QuAT QtTAK HiN." 



k a Ut Iho pftjit. : it is liciivv Work vrtuliuj^ ihroii^h thi' Sclaiignr 
t\ ytftlt; Papors iiad Bint? Books, althouuh to mt most iuicrcsl- 
/ iui;. If uiy time wixiM pvraul iif it, nftlliin^; wmili] )fiv<> tne 

■^ num? pk'artiin,' than t*} conBtitut*' nivself the liistorirtn from the 
earliest times cT-ea down to the presc'iit (}»v, whtli 1 could cuiicliide 
with a de«criptiou of that beautiful. intore«ttuK aud ga-ahead place 
Kimla Liimfiiir, an it it* at tlu) [»rt><ient. 

It was ankpii me: How vour eouuiry Scliinjr'jri'TLT beoame a. field 
for tb«' jfu-alicad »'ut4.'ri»i-irte of jroung iliijrliiihiii^n f" How tli'.' EngliKh 
Ouvemnient undi-riook to |*r<>tt!Ct tlu- Slate i>f Si-laiitfur ; tn nnhi™ 
aiuinOiy and rclHtinu ii^faitiHt the rimntiliilcil mitlHiritj ; ti> )<iit down 
wholi*8ale piraey ; U* estahlish a wttled Oovenmicnt, and to pianiul^H; 
absolult; cesaation of deeds of piraer and viitU-nee •' All this was doue 
by rhe Eu^lisli Qovenimeut whfu tln--v uiid*Tl(K>k to " j)rolefl"SeIaunar 
under what is uow kuuwn as "the lit-sideulal sjfstem "— a belter 
«j])leiii of trovernment ou the whole than anuexa'iou (althou^di a 
ffood d^-iil can be said on Ixtth sides of that 'jiie-Htiun). It is t-ertaiuly 
a ehea}K*r sydli-m, and d<»'s iiot crtfute timt lirartburuiiii; in tbf sou! of 
Ihe fwtriot whii'h atinexatiitn does, aiit) leavos a cortaiii amount, of 
iiideiK.'ndeni:e U> the Pr«»te«'t4-d State, wbieh h much priKOd by the 
Irtxy-jjiiiiii; Malar, who is full of pride and swai'ner. hut. withal 
lovable, 1m-h«u(m' a man of eDurane— aye ! ami fm-rKy, when «nflieieiilly 
roiiiH'd— with rharndnp maunerH when properly treat^'d. 

Suffire to say of aneieut tiuu-f<. that ap|Hin>ntly the Rrst treaty 
betwoen Selaugor aud the Honouraltle Ea«t Iiulia Company wa* matte 
on 22ud Aui;iiHl. IS18, and when the Enfrlivh Govcrumeiii at laat 
iut^^-rfertwl in tlie caus*' of law aad order in February, 187i. this treaty 
was referred to. 

Your pretieut Sultan, Aljdul Samat. calk-d AIkIuI Mei^hed, in of 
Uii>^a dutieent. He ia proud of that fiiet. The BujfiM were a warlike 
nn« of MaluvH ori^,'iiially fn»m the CVlehes. Of your Sultan's 
prup.*nilor8, oiu- u'ltled at Rhio and bi*e«uie Kaja, then the other 
brother came to Klanjr. foncicrly culled Callann — tht.- name Saliuijfore, 
Salaugor or Sulam^or is supposed to be a eornipliou of the wi>rd 
Callau^: rather <iiF1iridl. to tnuv ; Htill, it wan not known att an auvieiit 
Malay uame of the plaei'. 

Your fintt Sultan wax Sri Sultan Ibnihim Shah, King of Selaugor. 
182-'*, and (he fathiT of yinr prcsL^nt Sultan.* 

To him Bueeeeded Sultan Mnhonu-d, who was the grandfather of 
Kaja Mabdi. 1 never heard it stated that Kaja MaJidi was itle*^iti- 
inale. althou^di his ^mudfather had many illeL;itiuuLte souh, whoiie 
deBceudanlK an- now amiui^al you. It iti nolhiu^ unt^>niiuon for a 
brother to auccwd a brol}»er amongst tlip Malays wheu the direct 
iiMue is a more child, but it was this trouble In Ihe suecessioo wkieh 
caused your venerable old Sultan to have a ti-oubled ivv^a for many- 
years, and gat-e an excuse for his family someliiaes to side with 

* "SiitiBD Alwlnl ^nwil in iIm< son nf Rii]> ll'ilnh, n .Tiiiinmir hmDitTnl KiiliBn .tfnhanniii-ii. 
<*li>> ti>ci'i>nl<-il SullBii Ibmltltii."— vl'Ouiitri/i'iifii'n Erirvi't. fw!'. Ii.v tlii.- ikiii. W. fi. 
Maiwrll, r.u.ii. 






Mm Kiinethnefi a^iitixt liim. In »]l thin fainilv Hipmbble tlie d«u9 
wm truMiAfiia was that hi^ttly civilise] Mftltir e^^iiHoman, who is atill 
villi you liviuf^ at Klnn^' (i?iiukii EutUn) Tiinkii Dia UdiD. At one 
time (havinu mnrriivl t)u< Siiltau's tlatiglitfr Timku CKi) he is 
the Yam Tuan't ^Yaan-di-ptT-Tiiao) "dt^r son;" at another, the 
Wttkil (rci'ifiiicDlaltre who, o^inst Hifi Hi^hneaa'it will, Iceepti him, the 
HultAH. hh>ck(-4t u(i at .fii^m Klitirt of iiecefl«ary utoreB. etc.) : luul then 
turning np from Ki'Hah (hisi pldcr lin)tht*r wan Siiltaii of Kt-Jah) with 
fiOfJ fiKlitiuf; in«ii to help the Sultau ofrtiinst his relvUious famiW. 

The HtraitB of Malacca haro iHK-n from all tinit<a i-4>lohrat4!d for 
pirah'fi. Th<: oM Cuifii«Qy'ft ships ofteu fought with them and 
difstrojed tliura. and Sbifmrd Oiil>om liiu loft on record his Herriou 
agaiM*thetie pinitiw. The womt, howvver, of all the piratiw werulhe 
Sclangor dfien. The coaAt aided them and they made ^od (heir 
I'doape down the Callun^ Straita or up the many crueks ending in a 
Malay Hlockade, While othur piratvi were broken men robbing- for a 
living, (ho Selon^cor men had an organiiiej KyMl.ein of piracy, and were 
either led by their chiefs, or olK-yiug the orders of their chit-fa — the 
iion'a iihare of the l>ooty K'^'in^r to the chief. These pirates, not 
voDtent with plunder, then tried lo liriii^ fieb to their uotn by tami>trnn(; 
with the li^htn. ihiut wrtn-kiii^ or ntt4*miit.iiiif to wrpi'k vesselH, But 
their boldueHs came to a p>int whoa the pirates from Jufmi attacked 
Cape Kwthado li^ht-houne, ithortly after or just before the «ue of 

Siraey at Jufj^ra Imjught the thing lo a I'liniui, and the Euffliiih 
'Ovenunettt, repreacnted by Sir Andrew Clarke and many shipii of the 
Engliah flMt. at last interfered. This is the lost practical raid of 
consequence, and nine men were pxeeiitfd. 

It muat liave Iw-en in 1874 or 1875 I received mv appointment as 
Collector and Ma^iittrate at Lunpat from HE. Sir William Jen'ois, my 
recnimmendatiun for the jKist beiu>; five year»' expcriont-'e {prineipally 
iM Treasurer) in the Sarawak Government Service. On mv arrival at 
Klan(,', I found Mr. Daridaon in the position of H.BJiif. Resident. 
Just before my arrival Captain Douglas had been appointed to relievo 
him oa Residcnit, jirn. f«i».. and to await confinmitiou of his appoint- 

Captain Douf^Uui had made up his mind that Klan^ was the 
natural capital of Selangor because it was the seaport, and he was 
not in favour of making progress at Kuala Lumpur This policy 
delayed the development ot Kuala Lumpur for about five years. In 
coDsequence, for some years the government of the large Chinose 
mining community of Kiiala Lumpur and ueighbuuring di8trict« 
was adminiHtered bv the Captain China, a very intelligent mu, 
named Yap Ah Loy.* 

It was during tliis time that I made my only visit to what was 
then, as now. known as Kuala Lumpur, in company with Mr. Syers and 
a newspaper correspondent, Mr. Scott. We wont up the river In the 
flteam launch whicii preceded \\w AhiUd Snmad \xi \\w Uinding*plaoe 
built for the »v>n%'t'nienee of the only public work then in hand — 
-namely, the ■■ Damansara Road.'* We rode some distance on ponies 
lent ahead by a barge the night before, and then wnJkod by a jungle 

* SM M^ffivrJourntU. Vol 1-. Nok U.. |k IH, 


pa>Ui, Boiuotimos alonp; fllipper^' batangs> sometirueH arrows them and 
Kfjii'nilly in swampy blafli Buil. The coimtrj' was \\Q.\Xe covi-rud with 
heavy juutfle till we reached a red earth scour, and got a view of 
th*; villa^«^ of Kualu Lumptir. KuaU Lumpur coiisittt^d uf a fairly 
[foud Vhxm! hoiird hoiint; Qooiipii>d liy the Captain China, the tnoHt 
hdnpitalile nf men, and his hnuw waH fiurniiiiid<-d liy atap huiiReK 
occupied by bis coolies. Oq my late visit to Kuala Luntpur I 
tried to locate tbt; hoiue, atid think it was situate- where lite twu 
rivent, the Uomliak aud the KlnnK. unitf. Next loorniug we rude 
OD ponies supplied liy our hnHt th« Captiiin China 1o the range 
dividitig Uln Klaiig frimi Ulu Lani^t. a stivji hut not very lofty hill. 
whieh wc climhed hand i)V«?r hand, and let ourselves down on the other 
(tide of this rang*! into Ulu Langat. The ridg«- waa h« pn-t-ipitnun tliat 
one eould sit on the top with one log in Klang aud the other in Langat. 
We then WHlked down the Rivi>r Lnngiit looking' at luid admiring 
Keko on the way (Reko tlien helrmgod to Sungei Ujong), until we met 
the (joveruineiit huat tteul fn.>m Bandar Langat ty meet us. 

In Ikuse days, the little clearing there wax ahout Ktiala Lumpur, 
aave tin mining, waa in tapioea. ami a i-ailwjiy fmni Klang to Kuala 
Lumpur wan spoken of us a desirahle but almost impos«ihIe thing. 
There was do money to make it with, and the natural dlfiieulties 
were wmMidensl iiuivirniinmlahle. Tli»*y wtre, in truth, small ; hut a 
swamp and a hridge armss the River Kliuug we]i> eonsidered to 
render it impossible. The slowly-made and long-dehiyt?d Dainansara 
Iload waa thought all-sufSeient with the Jiid of bulloek-t-art* %(\ eonvpy 
the tnule to and fro — that '\n, the tin to Klang and the opium, amu-k 
aud ria' from Klang. Another idea was that if the railway could U- 
made it never could pay. 

Thp ronsiuleuL pirae.y uf the Jugra aud Klaug folk, wliieii atK-ma 
first t'fi have drawn the .ittetition of the English Oovemmect to the 
nwrcsaity of interfering in the cause of law and ordt-r. ewised with the 
"new system," and only two eases oeeurred of tjuite a difffn-iit 
complexion. One. a wt of ruDians pn)wlitig along the eoaxt stop[>ed 
at poor Chinese fishermen's huts and robbed them of the few •.'ash aud 
necessities of life they possessed and murdered the Malacca care- 
takers. Thfy wen? cajitured aud brought to justiee. prineipally 
through the exertions of the late Tiinku Panglima Raja aud your 
present S<^rgeant-Waior, AH: hoth reeeived Uudvn for the affair 
and some reward. This jirfives that tlierv ia nothing so good ai 
netting an old jiiraU? to eat-cli pimti-s. because 1 believe my dear 
old friend the Tunku PangUma Raja hod Iweo. in what he probably 
would hove called "the gt»od old times." a pirattt of pirattMt. He 
was the Sultan's father-iu-Iaw, aud the father of a rather turbulent 
but very pleasant cooi (•anion, Kaja Mahnioud. The other case was 
that of wrecking rice from a Malacca hoat which had ruu ou shore 
off Konchoug. whejre the Tunkn liretl. Out of this he did not come 
quite so Well, but there were two sides to the ease: a gn?edy Miilacea 
Chinaman anxious to make the Government* pay for his loss, and an 
old fnx'lxmti'r who had savcil lifi; and shewn much hospitality and 
assistance and then ht'lpcd himself to more or less of the swag. 


Bo much of the ytut ; and noff for tlie pnwenU which I must give 

youjirimunallv lu enlraetii from my tlitiri'- 

Left binj^aporo on Satimlay, •2.'>th A«({U»i. JSP*, I>y Sapjth't', 
jiaitiM^'iiji^rK. Caj.l. Lyonn, Mr. FosttT. Mr. SU'wart, Mr. KindersK'y aad 
olhi'rs. The Samihtj. a |J^;li^^h^.flll iiteamer to travel by ; very wniiirt, 
fast und WautifiiJiv oleun, with f\ most geuial pKiaiHint mid hosjutahlu 
skiiir«?r. Cuptain \Vahl, uaiveranlly (lopuUr. A f^eat impruveinvnl un 
the old Rtyle of himit*, Thr Trltrfirajrk, vU: Not (hat i>m! had not 
fioi.td limes iihourd the P^nh Pel'hrJ, now stniiided, whi'n Captain 
Jovw commanded her, Verj' csiH-DKive I thoii(,'ht $15 jtaiitiatfo lo 
KlaoK. wliiiih did not iutludethe liquor cousunied — it is double the old 
rate)*, if I remember. Calleil iit P<»rt Dii-ksnn, wht'rw I imd tin; pKiaituro 
of ihakiiig hand* with Mr. l>ou;;laa, the iton of my old chief. Captain 
Douglait. A uiigbty handsome fellow, as he promised to Ix' some ftft*v?H 
yi^rs ago, when I luHt saw him, and I am told Duwiy married to a verj 
handaome wife. 

At 4.16 next day. Sunday, 'lhi\\ Au^twrt. arrived at Khuii,'. Pliure 
iH)t much (■hrtiij^'»'d iu aiiy way, and has a poor, nitlier broken-down 
jtl'p'-aranet?, Arrivt'd at Kiialii I*iim]iiir afttT dark. As I kuew no one 
ilieri', was rather at a loss whtre t« put up. Mr. Kiuder»h\v ofEere<l 
t4> carry me out to liiti (toffee plantiitiou, but as it waK uearlv Hix niilott 
out of Kuala Luiupur, I Tl-U that I would hv rather gi-avelU-d bo far 
away, and I had come to see that moHt ent^^pri^in^r plaee Kuala Tiiim- 
pur. Mv fellow-pascienger, Mr. Forster, introduced me to Mr. Hall, of 
the well-Lnowu firm of En^fiueern, Mefism. Howarth. Krskiuu & Co., 
and he took compiuision on me. and we drove to hi« charmiuK bungalow, 
wheuiu one obtains a beautiful view. 

Monday. 27fk Augiut. — Till tliia morning I did not see Kuala 
Lumpur, tuid the moru I nee the |>lace the mon* I admire it. 
Nature haa been kind in fsivina a plain, surrounded by undulating 
ground aud small hills backed by lunjjps »y lofty a« \o aapin' lo he 
mountaiuB, wooded to the top, broken by ^rvnt roektt, iu which ore the 
far-famed Batu Caves. On one of the hi'jfhcr of the small hills is plared 
the BesidoDoy, nn another tho Law Courts, on another tJio Public 
OfficM, on another the Barracka. while many others are occupied with 
charmini; Biiug-lookiu^' buu^ilowt;, witli the luilwav running through 
the valieVB Ix-tWMu. Tlie centre of the township is a plain, used for 
drill-grt*uad, (Ticket, £o<ttlffl.lI and liwn t^funis. On Iheroad nmud tliiti 
plain are some moat subntaiifial buildiuffs— the Bank (the Ghnrtored 
Bank of India. Australia and China), the Post OBice, the Cltib. nick- 
named the " Spotted T>oK," the site for the new PubU<; OfficcH, thu 
Itailway Offity», and a l)nnd.-*ouie block of new s{io{hi in course of 
erection. John Chinaman has for long settled the style of building 
which suits his business— the narrow verandah along the street with 
the shop Whitid and dwelUng-ronms alKive. This is so at Ringa]ion>, 
Hongkong;. et<!. But you have space and land to span-, the cousc- 
ntiencv is large, wide, well-metalled n>a<lB with plenty u£ ventihition. 
Very dtffen-ut to the ehi«f>, stuffy, uuwhulust>mc hiues aud closes u£ 
Huugkoug, where the placue is bre«l. 

I leave to the last the moat beautiful fvaturo of your fine town. 


the Ptihlit* Park or flardt'nR. T think ihe Ttinsl. iK-auliftil mid most 
BUCi-osshil niet* of lainlnoaiie gaMeninfr I Iinw swd ; IwlttT thiui the 
Siii^oitxTf Bntatiii-al Oari1<>aK. WoiiDie more si>iivi4>ii» anil tht> protiitd 
mori? diTi:Tinli».Hl. Thi'ii, I Jislike [Lrtifii.-tiil waliT. whit'h p-m'ralljr 
means stitcnant vfftt<.'r ; l>iit. the laky ia voiir piirlt is rhiiriiiiiii.'. ina/Io 
by thv ilaiiiiniri;^ up •"■f ii utream. and clwjr. clcau anU brii^'Ul. with little 
njiliiral irtliHulB, iiinl nil i-snijie for «%'i.'rfluw over a »|*in, Ihc rush of 
wat*T alicwiiijj bow frw llio hiK't must W. Hut, "f cniirHO, V'Hir j>ark 
id not vet (•omi-h'ttrd. much iu Ihe^.'ardetiin;.' way require* t" ho Ji>ne: 
more HbniljK uutl shnibl^eries, not Hiicli an <?x}iaiiHt> of ^nttts; tloweriri^ 
trfw and i4hru1>s ar»' r»'<niir(ii. Ami. if wifte, votir Gank-iiH CotnuiitttH) 
should stick to those indigeuons to the Roil, [ilcnlv iirp to be fuuud iu 
the Biinvuindini,' jiiutfles — ^uothiny inoro depressinitr thau to ioe im- 
|H>rt''d tix'cs nud Khnilm laiipiisltiu^ iind tinheiilthy. 

Tiicjirfflv. S8th AvQUni.—l anki'il tnv hosl. Mr. Ha!!, Torn shake- 
down for Vho ni^dit. "but endod in stayiufj with him for leu days, 
ttud do o(»i helieve that T outstayed my weln.me. and dn ticliere th'il I 
have mndt* a Triolid Cor life. Mr. Hall's jjusiness n'CiHires biiii to beep 
two horaei). and he is the owner of two earriap's ; then;fc)re. a umiirt 
victoria and a ^o<k\ eirou^ K^i' horse, with a. driver, were at my 
disposal during my stay — an immense advanlajje ixi u visitor. 

Called on H.B.M. jft^fideut. Mr. Treaeh^^'r. He asked my wliat he 
could do fur mu? I at oQeu suid that I desired to visit the Kultjin iit 
JtiKTu i he most, kindly plawd the CJoTeniiiicul steam yaeht \ymg nt 
Klan^, the Etmeratda, at uiy disiHjaal. 

Thursdatf. 30ih A>i'i'i*f. — Drove to the coffee estate "nawtlmm. 
den." A most l>eatitifiil drive thnni^ih lovely Hcenerr At last auion^fst 
the coffee treoH, Found Mr. Davis at home; he totik ueofftuBtw two 
draught bulls which bad Iwen mauk-d by a tijpjr. The ti^or njintu^ 
from the jungle ou lo the liai:k of one and then went for the hind 
legsand lailof the other. Mr. Kindtrsley rsime over from tW adjoio- 
ing estate, " Wardieburu." to hreakfaut. VVe drove home by a ein'iiitons 
n»uto pa«t Uhi Klanp Tillage, where ban-aeks for Sikh Po'liee are to he 
Iniilt to ebock Puhung raidtTH from trroHBing tlit- iKinler. 

It etruck me that Kuala Lmnpur was always at high pressure. 
This is uncommon in the tropics. Thn enervating climate (^encraJly 
luftdiii^ tf) H ^^ood deal of louu):;iii^ on lou^ rattan elitiim, but I oscnlw 
it to tho bright look out a-bi.iid. While 1 was at Kuala Lumpur the 
ooffeo crop wna lookln],' apleudid. a heavy and healthy erop. Of 
course, some of the yonug phtutations. suidi as " Hawthormleu." 
"lineolu," and " Wurdieburu" were prir^euiiiient ly good. The Uijjh 
spirits of the j'onng men and thrir younger assistants arose from 
their having ducoimu-d in their oan^iiiue min<I« a glorious future 
of immense profits, and being at tliat time of life (from twenty 
to thirty) when young men are full of Rpirit^ and hope. These 
good f.dlows thought nothing of walking a raatti-r of eight, or 
nine rniIeK into Kuata Lumpur to play a ^imc of foolbull, whteh 
hiuted lilMUt an hour; an<i tbey ili'f play - strong, stark, eJeau-linibed 
men ehaririDk' oaeli other like buffah.H's and rushing' lUid te,inng 
about the phuu. Aftervrurds, while doHlng their plaving elutheH, a 



showy club imiform of yellow and red, for thoir ordinary attire, every 
limg from every big lunu seemed exercised upon his own particubur 
piece of melody, creating a discord oiid ruw awful to MaUm t<i. 

Tlie nationnlitien are many. First, surely, iu our 8yini.iatl]ie8 txime 
our young countrymen, ihe flower of the land, who leave their homes 
and tempt-rBte elimale for the tropical juu^le (a* it was Wforo tht-y 
eajiie); ni-xt. one thiuliti, uliould come their 8er\-anrs. nirboamed 
KlinnB^TaniilH from the Coromaudt;! Coast and British siiHjecti. 
Here they find a hume in every way suitable for their durli sTcinM. 
They are not the most iutoreatiug of mortaU. but liumaii In-inpi alilf 
and willing to work whon properly treated! aiul projMTly managed. 
Then the people of the country, the Alalays, inteifstiup and pleaaant 
companioQg, but with an invincible laxtnees -that U. an objection to 
Bteauy work of any sort — -but with plpasaut mauuHrH, aud ifoml for a 
spurt at any tiling, moreover, the people for whom and through whom 
we hold the «:«>mitrv of Selaugor. Last, but not leact, tomes the 
praotiual and iuduatnous ChiuoKt^. Thfv wen- tht- iH-oidr who esiihiitt-d 
thin wiuutry, llicir indt-fatigalile industry and energy in luinmg tin 
through bad timeo aad good made thin the great tin-prodiKing 
i!nuntry liefore I'lanting was thought of, and they shewed go«Kl tighl 
iu the old daya of aiiandiy. always Bupjmrting (h*- law of onlt-r aud 
government aa represented hy the eonstituled power, as against the 
uDconfttituted [lowtr of Ttaja Mabdi .ind bis follawiiig; and alsu 
ahewiug a power of l^elf-^^ov^.•r^raent amungttt themaelves. Yet their 
very iudufitrv, the tin mining, or rather fpiarrj-ing, thf luicklMXie 
of the country. dopA a world of mischief to fine cultivable land, 
and the traveller pasaoH over mileii and miles of waste Liud iu iiJI 
direetions, the plaved-out tin mines, now scus of lalang aud uuublu 
to produce anj-thing. 'Tia sad and ugly and should be somewhat 
checked. The Chinese should l>e obliged to use. aud not haviug it 
lliemsolves to employ, scientifii" geological knowledge in exploring fur 
new tin mines, aud then l>e obliged to bore so consisteutty that they 
csLa dtHnonxtnitu to K[rii.<ntifii; iiifn thai tlitire is Kiifficiinit quantity of 
tin biji lo make it probable that the working will be remunerative. 

S<Jtt4rdai/, Itt Heptcmbi-r. —In this prospci'ouB and happy ]>aradise 
there are two things I don't like— thv Land Acts and the Law Courts. 
If the Renident nhnhidfl W the imuriiation of juslire, bn an angel 
from heaven, he could not reeoncile the appari-ntly just demands 
of the tin-miniDg Chinese and the coffee-planting Englishman. At 
present. I am told, if a CliincSH towkay or kirngKi faneifS a pici* of 
whiUi Kandv soil aa likely to citntain tin. even iu the middle of a 
plantation, ne can demand a grant under tbu mineral rights — which is 
rough on the EngliHh planter. 

Then thtfte is Ihi^ waut of lawyers luid legal advice, 1 know this 
is a troubled question. Tho veteran Reaidenl, Sir Hugh Low, 
when Kesideut of Perak. said that he would not allow an Eugliuli 
lawyer into the country in his professioual t'uiiacilv. and other distin- 
guJahiNi aud wdbknown Kemdeiitti have followed suit. Not a bad 
iden, if it were possible to continue it; but in a touutry growing so 
fast as Sclangor — a country nudiing from babyhood to manhood by 



leapH nnd bounds — the want Iia« produced a claM of what arc called 
petition writore, wlm air ]ii?ouRod to draw up petitions for Court ca«e8. 
Not Hldi^T'-Oifr. from what I hear, a hriiiii t*i the Stat**, 

Left KlaiLg aliout tliix'c (I'uIiKk. with a ]varty of friends, on board 
that most beautiful sleam racbt the Eameratda. As soon as 

we arriTrtl InvJic Ihi^ Sullan'it S^rn'tarv, came ou lK)ard with a 

nn¥s«j?i> from IhcSiiltau to nartbat if I had arrived iit four o'clock lie 
could have slaved up to see me, but that six o'clyck wax too lat^', so 
therefore, to-morrow at 11 o'clock. 

SiHidai/, 'Jml S«f/*/F«*'«er,— Dined with Mr. and Mrs. Turuev and 
their ehildn-n, evi-rvthinjc verv wuufortabk- and good. 1 talce an 
int£roBt in Mr. Turiiev's buuf^low, haviaj; chosen the site, planned 
(he bungalow and sniJi^rvified the huildtii^ iiivflelf. I still Cliiuk it is 
the Itest house to live iu in the whole Mahiv Peuiosula. I jtaatK'd the 
DJ^fht with much eimdort iu the strjiinffr's Ix-droom. kncwu as the 
llesideut's HMJin, although seldom occupied bv Ga|)taiu Douglas, an h«i 
pryferrfd Rtaviujj on Hoard the Bteani laun>*h AMul fiiammt on hia 
visits to Jujrm. The rest of the party stayed ou Ixiard the Esmernldtt. 
I>rove with Mr. Tiu-ney all round the hill of Jufi^a. (" I'arcelar.") on 
roads whieh an- fiiiiti- putd for whi'i-U where thtf traffic is small. 
RnadN Hiat were not thoiiuht of in my days — soim; umde f(tr <vinve- 
niencc, some made to ojien up plantation land. The CtilTee Kcnerally 
poor when cnrnpftred with Kuala Linupur, and intersikeraed with 
pisangH, poHoibly uitcful for shadt*, Inil ii nuHtJikc iu planting aM usin^ 
Up the soil. On otir way homo eiilted upon the SulttLU, who saw 
UK in his Balt-i. with him were his grandson, the Raja Mudfi, tbo 
heir appariMit. — Slaiinun (Suleiman) we uwd to call him when a 
liov, at that time anxious to play lawn tenniai ; always a ^od, well- 
benaved lad. 

Tiiuku AlauB'R (Raja Yacuh) son, TTsop, ealli'd u]H)n me ; he won 
my heart by brini^n^ mo a present of duripn, Tlie Sultiiu's priupifMi! 
conversation was the wonderful yield of fruit this season. Wlien he 
heard that I had uot ta«ted a durien since I naw him last he seemed 
astonishM and ordered one txj Ix- found, although the (ieuxon for 
durien in Jiigra wa« over. I could see no change in the appearance 
of the Sultan. When I first saw him, nearly twenty yeaw afro, he 
looked a very old man, and n(»w he looks lens old aud more happy. 

Mr. and Mrs, Turncy treated us rit-ht myallv, k'^'iiK us— myself 
and very larjr*.- party — a most sumptuous tifliu, elcellent alike in 
quantity and quality and gruat variety. We then embarked and took a 
run up to Bee the site of the Bandar Langat. It Iiuh gone, Imti t-i>aBt'd 
to exist. It bad its UFe; it was situate where the Kivcr Langat and the 
River Jugi-a divide uud an endeavour to run tin or smuggle opium 
into the Uln ecudd have heen stopped. Now Kuala Klangisso well 
watched that it is not required. 

Monday, 3rd September. — Anchored at Kuala Khiug lust night; 
came up this morning; breakfaat at Rest House at Klang ; aud so 
concluded a very pleasant picnic trip for which we have to thank the 



Tuetiiity. 4th Septftither. — I was kskcd if I saw uincli otiHDf*? nl 
Juffni? "Yen" and "No." Not uncb development; bow can there 
Im- :' iherv im do Lrsde to sf>eak of, not more than vrlien I nan fhere. 
A Dcw putuf Ktiitinn in Hw wronf; [ilare, nut an if on purpose 1o shiil 
out the view from the I>i«lrict Officer's ouopilow; a hospital in the 
rif^ht lilace; the Itazaar moveil doini from the tlandar to Jiiern. 
ctTtainl^ a nrnvi-oit'Ot-i-' tu the Sultau and thi_' DiBLrii^t Oflt1.1T — that 
ichange tnuHt. hnw <vtnu* when the laU- Kaja Mutln's e-italilishmfnl at 
the Mndur went. 1 do not kuow vht'tbcr any roen:ioti or fn>r8iui«iua 
was necesBttf^' t<i effect the 4-haujr"?. A Kinart liltle eliili hoiim- with 
a Irilliard table. 'J'he Iniiutiful hill louLin^' puur, intieh deiiudi'^l of 
iU fine wtKMl; there usod to be treeg al the t<.>p 2'><J feet Uiizh, and 
the nideti when* wax j\int;U' now Liliiii|;, Hhewiii;^ whurt> the Sdltaa ' 
haii ma^Je aMeiiiuta to cultirate tapioca, ctv. 

Oiled on Mrs. Treacher and went to the Lake Cluh. a delijfhtfol 
jihu-e with a virw of ihe Ijtautiful luk*- wliicli I have dewrilH--<L Hcif 
one HHW all ihe ratik, Iniiutj .tnd fiiNhimi of Kuala Liinipiir while 
lioti^niDg to a canttHl baud, and witncj***-*! laoBt estvllent lawn tennm. 
quit* ofjual to what one sees at home, and on the ladies' part decJ^ledJ.v 

WfdneMtay. aih H^plrmhcr. — Ix-ft for Klaiig l>y 7 o'clock a.m. 
Iruiii. Many of i^ur Koud friendi) at Ku.ita liumpur came by tniia 
t4t Klrmg to »«* Mr. Stewart and the preBent writer off and pive iis a 
[wrlinj; fhet-r iwt Ihe steamer Sny^iho wiiKnl dowu the river, and tio 
eudi'd a uiodt pk>aaant Tisit.— Jjlmbs l?tKBs. 


No. 1. 

TWO years' sojourn near the little TiUa(;;e of P-», in thn State 
nf Iowa,t^ve me iiti oppurtimily to ulisfrve the lives and note a 
few of the prineipiil churueteristii-sof IIh worthy inliabitAiittt. I 
very iiuuvitiously one ereuiu^r- i>> tlie presence of the Editor of 
iLe Jiturnat, n-rt-iriul Ui thiii, and he at utuu.* aantired me that a tili^ht 
sketch "f this ci|)erioPce would pr*»To of iuteroHt to his readers: he 
' may I* riitht. 

P M a tyifieal Wenloni tM-ttleini-iil. il hum in»t yel. tt<lvance<] to 

the HiKnily of a i'ity, but is pn-tntiuf; forward with all b|>i-(n1 ixi that 
dir<»c1i<'n, and wht-n «<ii'-e llittt railway cimieN down ilie valley "lliere 
will !"■ tt 1m«oiii. tuiU don't yuii forget it." 

r<et ua lake a witik dimii Broa/lway— all main llt^'L•tH in AmtTicau 
loWTiH arf llrtisdwuvft -liiid {■•fp in at the Stnn-. Thin ian Iarf;i* frame 
liiiilditii; with u AhinKte root and a wide reraiubih in front. Having 
ellNtfrvd our wuy throiif^h a rmwd of (op.lxioiod loafers, who sro all 
iMinily chffwiii^ l<ilia<'>-o, w<- find iiurnHlvi'S inside. Ittdinid a woiirlerftit 
omniuoi ijnthrrum iif tliili^v new and idd, )>t|i'S of flmir tiieka, boien o( 
lUtketolKinui, dri-s« inaleriuU, icnxii'rieii of ull kind*, pirdeii n<'t*<N, bnots 
attd ■b(>*'s, ahani itiwelltiry ati(l farni miiehiucry— a littJu nf evorythtug 
thai •an be tmaffUied 



Hard caah is lamentablv scarce in this " richest land iu tho world," 
BO most of liiB ira.JL> is rlcnu? iu prodiiiw wliicb ilio fannera nmiiiiU f i- 
cliau^i* for such articles U8 ther imn^. Tlie Store is the ])arliameut 
aiid i.-liib-houRO of the settlement, llitber come the " old soldiers." aa 
tliHV lure to call IbeiiiKt'lvf*. tho relics of the "Oraiul Army of tlie 
PotVimac." The chief delipbt of these worthies is to fight their battles 
u'ur again. 

If one feels inclined for a chat with them it is onlj nece«sarv t<> 
es^iresa an opinion that Oraiit was a first-rato geueral, and iinmedJatelir 
their tongues will be loosened. Be Torv careful how vou indiilht iu 
this sort of remark if rour time is hv any aicans raluable, I havo 
sffii mt-n do It and l>e forthwitli ruodmit^-a through the eQtirt< Civil 
War from Fort Sumter to the fall of Kichniond. Sliould by any 
chance two or more of these worthies be gathered toRethe'r it is 
ndtoiiiitliiu^ what a lar^'i' aniouui of "aiitbeutie history " one floOs in 
xtill unlearned- Thev are uot at all troiibVd li^' (HunpariHmiH, Ihesn^ 
goud citizens: SUermaii's march to the sea is simply the finest marcb 
uu record; Getlynburffli the jfrealest luttle iu the world'ti history ; 
and 0. S. Q-mut, bb a i^-iieral, without a peer since the days uf Atlum. 

It is a littli' tryiuji on occasions, thin sort of tiling, but it has to 
heentlurcd, for simple artfiuuent ta a mere wa«te of breath. The 
fanut-rft an>, of course, thu mniuslay of the community. Suudays 'm 
thy ^eat day for them. "Town" will then Ih> alive with inuviiii^ 
wagons headed with happy luokiug men and women, Each of these 
latter in ca]culatin|< bow far the ease of e^XH she Las saved up during 
the we^'k will go l^iwanln hiiyiug (but ruviBbiug material Hht> Haw hist 
Sunday but liadu't fun«la enough to buy ; or. in the case of some, 
whethvr the long- suffering stwrekwper cannot be induced to let tlie 
cri-Uit ruu jiiBt a little Kmgfr. 

It is acosniopniitau rn>wd iiid[*e4,l lliat aHHfnddfH im tliese occasions. 
There are representatives of almost every nationality. Amongst them 
are Kussians. PoIcr, liobeniiaiui. Oennann, Dutch. Irish, Swedes and 
Norwi-giaus —all Ibi'St- pfuplve liaiL' st'lLteiuonts in tbw neigbbaurhood. 
The I>utch and BohemiauH an- the most smx-vHsfoI farmenj, i;^f the 
latKT. it is said by Americans, who are uot so thrifty, that what tb«y 
CAnnot sell tbey giro to the pigs and what the pigs can't eat thvy t-at 
tlu>mHelvfR. TiuM indictment, howt-ver, may Im.- taken as a trillc 

Tbe Irii*h arc a noisy K.t. Imt Ihev Imve the faculty of combiniag 
for an eml whicli t'lmblcH tbeui to hIicw up very strung ou ulectiuu 
days. They hiivt; mit, bowt-vfr. forgotten " Oie Oiild Counthry." as 
may readily be 8up|Kise<l whvu St. Patrick's Day comes roimd. The 
whole countryside then resounds with tbe dolorous strains of — 
•' 'Tla ihe most distreshful counthry 
Tliat ever yet' was WA-n. 
For tbu/'rv kitUa' uiun uid wimmin 
For a-wcarin' of the gneo." 

The amount of pathos a half-tipsy Patrick can extract from lliia ditty 
would hanllv W credited. 



l>*aviQg geoeralitioe, lot na now oUl on one or tvo of tli« principal 
inhabitanu. Just across tbe road is a small hoase with whit« 
dimity ctirtaiua. Here lire the two Mibh Hallo, faded maiden ladies 
of tb« most eminent reBpeciahiJitT. They were "raised down 
Sontb," iron know, and Laro seen bett«r davs. The outward and 
risiUe sign of their lost ((randeur is the black silk dress that 
each weam on Sundar, very batteretl and old-fashioned, but still 
real silk, trimm«d with funereal jet omamentn. If you call there 
they will soon tell you "how different thin^ used tc 1m ^owa lu South 
Carolina," where they owned a plantation. Poor old things, it is a 
shame to chaff them. Why bhould they not n»ir»o the recollection of 
the days of their youth, those dear old times when woolly-headed 
Sambo was as yet not manumitted and the plantation was wont to 
echo with the ntraiiiB of the Jarkio'ii ti<ldle and the Hound of hiit big 
feet poundintr the boardB to the tune of "Old Zip Coon" Y Theirs ts 
a henuless tittle conceit eiiouf^h and hurts no one. It is their only 
peccadillo, ImrrinK " tea and scandals," whioh latter failing they seera 
to Khare in common wilh all .... but soft. 

A little dowu the street is a large space of ground, surrounding 
lite site of the pHnripitl dwelling-house' of the place. The latter is a 
wooden iitruclure with a n-d shinglo roof. There is a garden in front 
with Bonii' pretty shade trees. Here live Mr. and Mrs. Lemon, the 
jtillars of tne church and the leaders of society. Mrs. Lemon is an 
■•xtremely pioun old lady of the Mi^thodist p^^rauasion. She takes 
a great pride in her bouHi^ and iu the ordering thereof, and is 
eerdially detested l>y the ueighbours for "putting on airs." This 
is the one iin for winch there is no forgiTeness. If the old Ijidy 
had rcnomuvd every ChriHtiau virtue she might still have passed 
muster— &M<, "she tries to put on style"! This is the unpardon- 
able thing. Mr. Lemon is u. very Mim]ile old gentleman ; he doc>a not 
oonceru liiniiiolf alwut nt-yle ; he is afraid of Mrs. L., who objects to 
his free and easy way of walking in his shu-t- sleeves, and ia per- 
petually r<.>uudiug him up for various bruuc-hes of her Htandartl of 
etiquette. The old man's mind ih in the clouds, ho is a scientist. 
Come behind the house, nnd ho will Imj delighted to shew you an 
ingenious wire track on which he designs to run a large bucket right 
down Uj the spring at the bottttm of the garden. Aft«r waiting a few 
minute* he winds up n Iiirgc winch, made from the whe-:-! of an 
obsolete mower, and hey, presto ) up comes the bucket full of clear 

frrsb no, confound it, " som'^thing'n gone wnmg with Ihe 

works." However, this timo you will see, and with that the old man 
gives the wheel a twirl and away goee the bucket at a tremeudoiia 
pace down the track till a)K>ut half way, when it strikes a. kink (jonie- 
where and leaps wildly into the air, and comes clatter L-ranh on to the 
stones. The old man iu the nieonwliile has forgotten the wheel in 
his excitement about the bucket, aud the handle twirling round 
catches in some part of his garmeuta-, the sliouk of Uiis, which be 
telU you nearly jerked his eye-tt'oth out, brings matters to a criiis. 
and the old fellow is oblig«?d to descend, replace the bucket on the 
track, and ignominioualy pull it dowu to Ihe spring. He then 



proceedi to ihew joii how it vriU woric "juBt as soon as I have 
alt«r«d the gearing a little." We cannot stop to examine Ms wonderful 
hydraulic ram — which vros a magnificent suct.'e8s in evorv particular 
HRvt* tliat of pumping wut*T~l)iit must walk on duwn the itlreet. 


To t\t Editf*r of th€ 8etat>soT Journal. 

SiB, — la your inwue of Stptembor 7th, umlf r the heading " Fahaog 
DiBturl*aof8," you print au estrart from the StroiU Time*. Curiomly 
enough, almost every statement contained in it is incorrect. Seeing 
that your t- xtrairt is from the new8pii|>er which vre all know and lore^ 
chiefly ou n<'»^>uiii of ilJi iiiivarying iirirurary — this alune would be 
ButHcieutly romarkulde to call for ttjH'cial coiniiioiil ; hut thiit, nevcrthe- 
less, is not the reason which prompts nw U> wiite to you ou the euhject. 
The eiira<'t in qiiustitju givi-8 a wholly fulao iajpn-ssiun at all that 
oecuired, and not ouly vastly iticrcusra the importance of such work 
as it fell to my lot to perform, but does bo at the expense of thoae 
who Were with me. 

The facts are these — my Malaya joined Colonel Walker on July 
28th. Prior to joining Colon«.d Walker my aoouta had had one brnsli 
with the rt.'l>L-lB. When tlu^two cohiuins hiid joined, our iuiiti>d fon-ca 
moved furward afler ihe relirls, and hulh C(dt)Ut'l Walkt-r's meu and 
mv uwn Malays took \-art in the fiyht on July 3flth, Ouly oue ot the 
n-Wls' guuH was captured. The fight can hardly be called a " sucL-ess," 
and Ihniigh it m tru*- that we had to full back for waut of food, it is 
verv doubtful whethtT anything of iniportauce tv>tihl have lieen effected 
by a prolonged pursuit, since the enemy bad scattered in all directious, 
h^ing completely broken up into small detached parlies of thre^ or 
four wen each. 

The united columns fell back, and when the pursuit was taken up 
aeftin it wa« i-onduct^'d by a small party of Dyaks and Sikhs under 
Mr. Duff, the roads by which Iho reWIa weiv lioiuid to |>ass being 
held by my Malays and bv tin* Kelttufaii force. The latter, as is now 
well known, passed the reieU through theij- camp, ferried them acrogs 
the river, and thus helped them t(i esrafie from the c«i dc iwe into 
which they hod been driven. Ha<l wc succeeded iu eupluriug the 
rtibels the credit would have been due to the people who were with me. 
and not tu me alone us is inferred iu the extract you print. 

Th(» re»iinnsihility of our return \» entirely my own. 

I thiuk if you compare this plaiu statement of fact with the extract 
from the Straitt Time* you will find that the former contradii-ts the 
latter in almost every particular. — I have, etc., HroH Clif^obu. 

loth 8rpUmber, 1894. 




To tkl Kd\ior Iff ffLc Selana-ir Jouruai, 

Sia,— A verr excellent work ia beint; floue hy the SauiUn- Boanl — 
]iainc]ir< tile ]>IiLnlin)^ of Ireea aloii^ niiuiy of thi' ruitJs ia (hi* toum. 
But however jfr.»l4'riii Ihe i-ventiial result of tins work may I)l> (o the 
v/vary j>etlesiriaii on a hot dav. tb^re is tumther improTemunt wliich, Ut 
my niiml. Would afford tlielJDud pedeslriau. fS[R'oialI}' whcnllii' shailt-s 
nf Ili^fht ttrp fiilliun. quit*' as iniu:h Batisffujtion aa<] a far k"''*^**'' fet-I- 
io^ of 84.'cunty thuu U at present enjoyed, and that i» tbv forntinf,' of a 
i-ained and kerlxxl sidewalk on at least one side of tho more itii)M)rtant 
niflds — DitiiittiiHiu-ii Roud, Batii RtKud, rl4;.^uut tti innntion ttnmu of 
the narrow ci-osa stivfii^ in (he town, where it is at limes positively 
(hiUfrerou!) to walk. Even.'body who in anyhody — or any way ar«proaoli- 
iut» uiiyliody — inuftt havt* a trap, doi^vrart. or L-arriajje of unmv Kind : at 
li/aiit, that iH tht> i;fii<?ml id<.>a. And wheu om^ thinks of ilii> duxtv or 
muddy and footpathless road« and sirwis of the Utwu. the i<li>a iii iu»t 
to tx,' woDdered at. L«t anyone tbJnk. who baa hap|)€'nifd to watdi n 
laily, say at 5.30 iu tbf afkTijoou. makiuj,' hi-r way on foot aluuj^ lln! 
I)amaji.s.tni Ri>ad bi'tweni the Railway .Station and Market Strx-*.-!.. 
having to evadf and dod^ife liiiit a d;iAitin^ di>g-cart. tlu-n a rikiNha. 
then the itair-horstil arrani^-'meot of the towkav, and a carriti^^.- and a 
jjharry and a bulhirk cart - and th(?(i «ay whetlicr a sidewalk is n<»t a 
want that is very much felt, or wb-ther it is siiq}ri»>in(f. undor tlio 
eireiHiiHtanit-A, that a man should fetd it impoAHible to let his wonit-n- 
folk 1^ on fool, and so keeps or hire» a eouveyance wlien often lie 
ftin't afford it. Pleaae Mr. Sanitaiy Board— or should we say 
" Mra."^ — givi- the matlerof (iidewalkKyotiri>arly attention : it liaM Weu 
done lit Pudoh, why not in Kuala Luuipur ? 1 am, ele., Jai^k Kaki. 

To Mtf JMi'lor ttf (A« Stian^or Juufnti/. 

StB.— Tlie foIloWTDH extract alirws that Perak still leadstheway: - 

•■ I-Vom th*- Perak i\ont-«- it wouhl appear Uiat iu the Perak ont- 
Mlatiouii the move to ovj^aniae volunteer detai-him-nta is mntinniu)^. 
Al. a niiv'tin)^ of 2:1 re.HideutK iu the Kiiita. Djslriirl it wa-s dceidiNl (o 
form sueh a force. To Captain Metealfe'tt [)roposa1 that it should 
Rooitist of infantry, an auiemlnu-ut wu« earriud by 11 to 9 that tlte 
OurfW Hboiild be uiouuted. 

" Thf dilKeidly alwut the Perak movement iathe (pieBtion of an oath 
of allejrianw. whieh eaunol well lx*f;iven to a Maliv Sultan by British 
Kubjuvt?. Thii> would have to Ik> di^Pt'UHed with and nil ocith of obedifuee 
Hiibittitnti.rd, and iu order to regularise the titatus of these vrdunteer 
drtiwhments and t^ nroride f<>r nome (■onHtitutioni4l iv*«i<oii»ibility of 
cumuiaud and (.-outrol, it uii^ht bi> found neeetisary U> athbate tlietii aa 
volunteer eoiupaiiiea to the 1st Perak Sikhs. This wunlil ^iveto tlieM> 
proposed coiiiiuiuies a HlaliiH and a rt-eoj^nition by ihe CJovnrnment and 
Military Autlmritiei* <if the Colour (under the Perak Sikhs Ordiuanw) 
whieb it is diftiiiill Ut see how otlinrwise they niiKlil iieouire." 

It is the mounted eoq>8 that attracts volunteers. Who want.!! to 
Diardi about with a puu in this rliinute ? — I am. etc.. Q. 

No. 2.— Vol.. m.—Sth October. 1894. 


TT IS ExcellencT the Qovenior is espoctod to arrire at Kimla 
Tj] Lumpur to-morrow morning and to proceed by the 8i>ccial tnun 
/ to Kuula Kubu, wlieru tbf formal (ipeiilnt^ of that portion of 

the railway l-xU-uhjou ik time<i t<» talff* plaop at 10.30 a.iu. After 
the i-eremuny His Exoellency and visitors will be cnterlniaed at break- 
fast, and then leave by special train for Kuala Lumpur, which tnll be 
reached by 2.30 p.m. Al 4.30 the ccrtrmouy oE layiu|; the Fouadatioa 
Stone of the New Governmout Offioea will I* performed by His 
EiceUencyi at 5.15 a visit will be paid to the Victoria Institution, 
and at 5.45 H.E. will be r«>eelTed by the members of Ihu Craft at the 
Now Masonic Hall. It is prolmble that His Exwlloiicy will leave for 
Sinfijaporo the followjnj,' niomtm;. Saturday will be ubsorved a8 a 
public holiday. 

Mr. Spooneb. who for enme time post has been very unwell, left 
KuaU. Tiumpiur yesl<.'rday for Dar^ei'liu^, for a couple of nututliK' 
change and rest, aceompanicd by Mrs. Spooaer. We hope that the 
cliange will ((reatly benefit him. 

Mb. Swbttknba3I paid a flying visit to Kuala Lumpur latit week, 
arriving by the Menu on the Monday and leaving the folIi»wiii}» after- 
noon. During hiH Ntay he vinited thff State Factory and the Tjaud and 
Mines Offices. Mr. R. N. Bland, Offifor-in-Char(?e, Suugei UjonR, 
was at!w> a viHitur at the Keaidcm-y uu Sunday, the 2drd ult., and K-ft 
for Serembon on the evening of the 'i Lib. 

Mn. J. P. Rodger is cKpented to arrive iu Kuahi Lumpur on 
Sunday niumiu|{, the 7th iunt^int, to lu-t :u British Resident during 
Ur. Trencher's absence on leave. 

A TKBT graceful and gratifyiufr compUment has been paid to tlie 
Resident by Messrs. Yap Kwun Sen^' (Captain China). Lolce Yew, 
KIni Mah T.eV. Wong Cbee Siew and Taiiihusami I'illiu, Tru-iteoft of 
the Viit^ria fnHtitution. who have subscribed a fund for permanent 
investment for the foiimlatiou of a " Treacher fichulurBhii)." As 
Mr. Treaclier said on Satmday niKht, he takes the keenest interest iu 
iIk' Tuhtituli' ' iiiithini; could have affurded him more pleasure 

thjin thus it- .: his name wiih the cause of education. 



Wb learn thai the Head-master, Mr. BcDneti E. Shaw, m.a., has 
been added to the bodjr of TruiittH^H, ami Ihul he will alsti fill tht; |>oiit 
of Hon. Secretary and act as " Correspondent " with Ooverament in 
ihf affairs of the Inslitirtion. 

On Saturday uiornin^, ibt* S9th ult., at 7 a.m., the Resident 
visiifd the Mtiseuni. He was met by tlie Committee; the Cbairmiui, 
Dr. Welch, and Hon. Secretary. Mi\ Vi>ii Donop. shewing him round 
the building and the c^xlubits. Mr. TreacUer was pleased with the 
iiiiprovumvutti u'ftectt«l by the rmreiil Htnictural alterations, and 
admitted that the oiit-uf-tbe-wuy iiouitiim of tlu* Miisi>tiiu was a great 
<lniwbui-k ti) its b(HM>n]in^ a jxipiilar r\>8ort. The total Dumber of 
visitors for the year up to the end of August was 6.230, 

Mb. Trkachbr was entertained at a dinner on Saturday night, the 
2^h ult., at tJie Captain China's housv in Higii Str^-t. Kiven in the 
ResidfUt's honour hy the Captain China (Tuwkay Tap Ewau SeuK), 
Towkay Lake Yew nnd Mr. K. Tanibusainy Pilhil on behalf of the 
uutivf mercontik' cummiiuily. the gathering being a large and repre- 
tutive one. Aft**r the lienkliH of H.M. the Qiieeu and H.H. the 
Bultau had been dnmk, the Captain China, in proposing the loast of 
the evening, sptke in high t^'rina of the pragresii of the State during 
Mr. Treacher's regim«, referring to the Victoria Institution, the rail- 
Til-ay ex tens ions. I he upeniug up of wjuinumiiratiun with Pahang, and 
the gfin-nil advariri' tit ht- seen in every dirtHttiim, and I'XpreHsing the 
)t:grei that all fell at his roiniug departure and the hope and jihasuru 
with which his return wnultl bu htokud fitrwurd to. Tnwkay LoVe 
Tew in a short speech in Chinese, whiih Mr. Ridges tmnslated. gave 
^«ome very pretty wishes for Mr. Treiu-hcr's safely durinj: his journey 
' borne; that he would be rei-eirecl with honour in his native land, and 
vould speedily rt-turu to Selungor to carry on his gwjd work and also 
to take the railway into Pahang. Mr. Tambusauir Pillal, following bis 
brother representative howts, Ijoro testimony to the fairness and justiiw 
of Mr. Treat^her as an olHcial und to his kiuduusH and cfmsiderution 
I AS a friend. Tliu toaKf wa« drunk with muHiral liouuurs. Mr. Treai-lier 
— whose rising to reply was the signal for an enthusiastic burst of 
cheering — apologised For his inability to tnatcc an eloquent spt;ech iji 
either Chinese or Malay, and <»aid he must perforce thank them in 
English for the way in which the toast of his health had been niH-ued 
and for the kind wishes resjxK'tiDg himself and his fiunily whiL-h 
Messrs. Yap Kwan Seng, Loke Yew and Tanibuisamy Pillai had given 
cxprussiim to. He (tlm B|H?aker) had fur nearly a i]uartt;rof a century 
Iteeu ill the East and during iliat time had lived in variouii parte 
of it, but he aasured his hearers that no ptaci' in which he ha'l stayed 
could leave more plcamat recollections than those bo would hare of 



hie sojourn in Selanf^or. It was, he thought, a nio«t lovely spot; 
it possessed an eaniest and linrclvrorkiiif; baud of ofticials ) it bad &a 
euert^etir and pushing niert^autile couimuuity ; the great adrantoges 
derived from the presence of the law-abiJinff and iudefati^a-ble 
Chinese wewBp[iHW*ut L'vorj'whcru: luid, m fact, ho rt-jfarded Seluiigor 
&» a most plucky little State, He Ixfgffed (o point out. however, 
that the kiiidn(wi of the proiMsers of the toiist had f^iveu him 
credit for some things to which he could lay no chum — thus, regarding 
the portion of the railway to Ix; opi'Oed next week and the rommoni* 
(,-ation with Pahaug, ho must remind them that Mr. Swettmham. 
while RtrBideut here, hiifl pn)]Ki6ed the extension of the i-ailway to 
Kualu Kubu aud the fornmtton of a cart-road into Paliang; then, as 
to thu Victoria Tuftlitittidn, he really hiul little to tlu with its fi>uu- 
dalion [a statement that was received liy tht company prewnt with 
iLuything hut asm-ntj; the Institution was due, he contended, to the 
pubhc 8j>irit shewn by their hosts of that evening and othem of the 
mon-antile community. It was true that he took the keenest and 
liveliest interest in the caiiBt* of odufution, and that he liop^-d for 
great tilings from the Institution, a ho|x> which, looking to its 
trustees and htiad-master, he thought would l>e realised, a:)d notbinf? 
could afford him mure gratifJciation aud [ilivuiure tliaii the uewi; whii^h 
he had received of a fund being formed for the foundatiou of a 
"'Freaeher Srholaruhip" in ccinncctioji with tlie Victoria Institution, 
ami lie begged t« tender his warm and sincere thauktt to the pn>moter3 
of the fund. He again thanked them all for the way in which his 
health and that of Mrs. Treacher had 1>een drunk, and asked them 
to drink to the healtii of (lieir hosts. T]ie toast wiut drunk, aud then 
foUowcid by another with which Mr. Alexander'a name was coupled. 
and this brought the K)M.-ei'heH to a iluHe. Then; wuk a song aud a 
redtation from the Messrs. Harper aud Mr. Dimiuan, Dr. Hertz. Mr, 
Ridges and Mr. Baxen^liJe also sanif. The Renident iind mime of the 
guest+f left about midnight, but & heavy downpour of niin ahortly after 
this, kept a largo numlHjr of the company there some time longer. 
The following evening Mr. Treacher was a guest at the Mess House. 

Mk. akd Mrs. Trkacebb, with their dftught«r, will probably 
leave for Singapore on Sunday moniiug. They carry with them 
the good wishes of all. With the changes that often occur dunng 
a short ))eriod among the holders of the {K)st of British Resident 
in a Native Stati>, it is whlom that a. great work can be initiated and 
couiplete<I by anyoue oceiipying that position — at least, it has been so 
with Selangor for the last five or six years. lu one ius<^. however, 
Mr. Treaiihcr has Iki-u particularly fortunate, for during the Rhort 
time tlut he has been here the idea of the Victoria Institution has 
been conceived, and carried out in a manner that must be more than 



igratifyiDi; to all cnnceraed. The advaDta^s that. shouM aocrufy From 
tlu> i*BlalitiHhnH'iit of tliiH ItihtiLutiim art' iuralrulitlilc, aud if, owing 
to tlic ('iigoD<,'ii>« of th? Sorvioe, it hap|M.'ns tiiat Mr. TrL-acher doi« 
uot return to Selangur, he leaves here a looiiuiueul wliieh will ever 
ke«p bin mcMnury ^'re«n. Through th« kiDdn^aaof His Ex<;«n«iicT, two 
I'tiUlic con?iuonio8 — namelj, the opening of the Kuala Kuhu extt'DBion 
of the railwav ami tbt> lavb^; of the fouudatiHii-Btoue of the New Oov- 
eriiment Offii-es— can lie added \<\ tlie list of iiotaMe erenls oecuring 
UiiriiigMr. Treacher's nile — a list which alrtadj includes mauj public 
functions conuc<^tcd with nudcHultings of great benefit t« the State. 

The consecration of the new Masonic Uall has been 6xed for 
Moodav, tlie 15th iuHlaut, at Ti p.m. Tt is exjieL-U-d and hujMHi by (he 
brethren of Read Lodge (hat many brethren from the Sister Lodjres will 
be pKBCDt. There will bi? a danee at the Masonic Uall the aame night. 

Wb (inderstand that a movement which has bt>en on foot for aonic 
time anioui; the late Dr. Little's former uoUeaguee and sii)>ordiuates, 
with a view to furaishinK a suilahle memorial, liaa r^ynlted in the 
.BubsL'.ription of iht^- Kuni of i^lOO. Tlitrre are, however, many frieuds 
'and old patienl-a whu wniild donblh-HH U' ^bid of th» op|>nrtuuity of 
tendering a token o( their reganl for Dr. Little. Subsenptions will 
be duly recoired and aclmowUKlged by I>r. Weleh or by the Cliief 
Clerk, Medi<.-al Department, 

A Bawaso CtirreRjitmdeut writeii: — "A Malay woman wbb killed 
by a tijjiT at Knahi Oarun^, alwut two niil«8 from Bawan^*, on the 
evening of (Jie 24th SeplomU'r, at abuiit five c/elock. It apjK'ars that 
she and her huitbaud were piekini{ nuts (btmi hrangaH). under a tree 
only a few ynnlH away froni their houne. when jiiut u*i they wore alK>ut 
returning' Mr. Strip^rt siuMenly pjuuced upon the unftirtnnati- woman 
and would no douhr have carried her •iff ha<l the man not promptly 
ruHbt^d to her aKHi»tiui(t>, ajid on whoso a|iproHeh the lj;;t'r dropin-tl hii; 
victim and eleand info the jnnj^lc etose by. The poor husliand then 
ruised liia bh'edin^ and uueonsL-ions wife, and »iipptirt«.Hl lu'i- iu hiu artiis 
for alxiut a niiiiute or two, wbt.>u 8he diod. havini; Im-cu terribly bitten 
a little Iwlow her mn-k, iu addition to having her n^'ht eyu nearly turn 
out hy the tijjcr's claws." _^_^^ 

Wb have received a copy of No. IU. of " Pemk Museum NotM," 
It contains articles on the IHn Mint-s and the Mining Industries of 
Perak. and other |kai>er#. by Mr. L. Wray. jun, ; u pajK-r on tin- Pndi 
Industry of Kriau, by Dr. H. W. C. Leivh, 1mI,.d,, and an Itinerary of 
a Trip to Gunouf; nintaiig, by Mr. G. A. Lefroy. All the i«|kts, a 
ntund dozen of them, arD nnuit iutt>n>iiting n-iu1ing Tt is published At 


60 cents, and can Iw obtained from the Goverament Priutcr, Taipiug. 
We would advise miyone who is iu the slightest degree interested iu 
matters connected with the Peaiusula to obtain not only No. III. 
but Nos. I. and II. 

The Gooernment Qazette, dated the 28th ult., contains a Rt-gula- 
tion. No. IX. of 1894, to abidish emigrants' passes, the preamlde setting 
forth that " it ia expedient to remove existing iin [sediments to the free 
departure from the State of ]>er80us desirous of leaving it." A 
Regulation, No. X. of 1894, to provide for the registration of 
societies, to come into operation on let January, 1S95 ; from tliat 
date all enactmoots relating to secret soi:ietic'S previously in force iu 
tiie State will be repealed.— A uotificaUon gives the fees for licenses 
under the Arms Regulation, No. VI. of 1890: To go armed, or to 
have arms or ammuuitiou in possession or under control, 50 cents ; 
sale or mannfacture, arms or ammuuitiou, SIO.— Tlie pul)lic are also 
reminded that the Tires of Wheels Regulation Amendment, No. I. of 
1894, came into operation on the Ist instant. 

Tub Mkmobialibt; 

Long siuco, from old Englaud's shores he came. 
From the laud of the clean white collar; 
And does he get paid V Yea, paid willi a name, 
For they pay with the fallen Dollar. 

His Memoeial: 

Here I am, exiled from heme and from wife. 

Far away araidat Eastern squalor ; 

J've given tlie best of my life. 

And you give me tlie fallen Dollar. 

I live as the laws of your land demand, 

I could challenge a whole legal bar. 

Your name, yonr honour you place in my hand : 

And you pay with the fallen Dollar. 

Have I taken ought from bribery's store ? 

From they who hardly expect a " No." 

You trust me, you say, and can oEfer more : 

Yes ; fallen Dollars from Mexico ! 

In justice, hope, and pity I implore. 

That, from the Ulu to the Kuala, 

All salaries be made a little more, 

To help vs meet the falleD BSikr. 

By S OF S- . 

We hear petiti 
In trath, he c^ 
Efam, ah. w^ 



TVT'LANG is K*^ttiiin qiiitj? a (linsiiiftfed place. Last Saturday we 
f\ hwird that Mr. HutteuI>a<;h'H Comjianr was ahout to open its 
J premises there wiih all duo ceremoaial, but, unfortunately for 

^ oiirwdvpH, w« wen' nnal)le t" Ih" prewnt. 

Those who did go seem fo havi- enjoyed ihemBclTPs, and for the 
first few hourB aft<*r their return talkej of nothing' but oil enffinea 
and <'liamj*»gne, puliiers iiud iL-e-iToam, BlieUera uud iiiaearoon biscuits. 
We ore (fivcii to unjfrsttind thai the St^in' was unveiled by Mrs. 
Spearing, after an elo«"iuent oration l>y Mr. Hiitteubach ; in response 
to our enquiry as to whi.'tb<rr the whole Su<rv had been wrapi«d up, 
our informant *iaid, ■" No, duly Ibf Mauu^'tr wrus wrapped up in the 
Store ; the sole part, of the Stxin- whi<:h was veiled wut* the notice Itoard 
uTer the door, whirh bore thu aboTc romprehenBivw title." Then the 
band played, or at K-a-st it would have done hod it Iwen present, and 
the rank and bi'auty ut Klan^. itu-lusive of a Royal Priii«.'»« with a 
following of sixty Itively damsels, passed into the Store. Our informant 
sayB the eixty luvely liamseU bad to he looated over Ihc Store in the 
Mttuaffer'a temporary ronm, from which coij^u of vantage they could 
look down throuj^h the yi>eu floorinj; tipon tlie sceuc bek-w. Then we 
are tuld that a uiiuutv m»pectii>n «f the uiachinury fuUowcd. whilst 
the coffee lierry was b<>inp put throUKh the various pivcesees. The 
oil eu).'iue wan the mai'vel of tht.' afternoon ; liow an engine could 
work without steam or water power was one too many for the native 
mind. Then followed a few speerbes, Mr. Robson asked the eompany 
to drink Mr. Hutletiba<-h*« hi-alth and pnmperitT; Mr. Stephenson 
proposed the ladies with mueh feeling ; the Rafa Muda asked Mr. 
Rolntnn to say bow pleased hf? wfl« to l»c present, aud Mr. Hiil:tenl>acfat 
not to be outdone in e^uirtosy, replied in fluent Malay, 

After this, the company were requested to move out of the Store 
whiliit the ever genial H.H. (wo don't mean His Uighuetui) invited tlio 
Malay ladies to descend, and had all the machinery started again for 
tlieir benefit. 

Soon after the gallant H. II. had returned to Kuala Lumpur a 
teloffram wa« reueived from the liesident exiiressing regret that he had 
not JK-en able to lie present aud conveying his warmest conijratiUations 
to Mr. llultenba^'h and partuers on the oiwnins of the Selangor 
Trading and Coffee Cui-iu^ Co's., Store and Mill In Ktaug. 



TUE com]>eTition for the posaeiisioQ of this handsome trophy was 
•ueceufullybrout.'ht off on 30th 8fpli'ml»er,and res»lte«l in the 
Cup bein^ wim for the see^nd time in auccesaiou by T. J. 
McOreffor, who thus becomes the absolute owner. The winner's 
score was 90, which is the hijrhest ever made on the Kuahi Lumpur 
Range, and ouusiated of 12 bulls, 5 inuers, 2 magpies and 2 outers. 
There were 14 <v>mpetitor8. 

In the Uandit-up also MeGregor was the winner fntm »<^rateh, ihc 
second man being E. Spiuks, with an allowiiucc of ID points. The 



Lutlery hihI Halv n'a)iiii.>d 92f>H ; Gritt takiu^ { fU'cniitl ^ ; Ibe n-inncr 
iraH sold for 925 and tbt.- 9(>oonil for 52. Tlie fnllowing w tli^ Bwmj: — ■ 




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Clip WHS Uifit to the Assiocittlioii, Mr. O. H H'.hu' j.'cnenmnlv came for- 
vard A-iid filTvred. oii Ix^liatf uf tlu- Malav tiMti^s Tiu Mtiiiu^ Company, 
to {jrorifli* aitutlKT, uiiJ 1)il> Huh. Sit-ivtiuj^' 1r'^ tn n4-kuow](.-(lL;c' the 
ivretpt of a L!litx|iLu for $50. CouUitiuim tu uppuar tator un. 


Q*t> inueli fresh land is now bc'inj^ tikni u^t in thi/n Statt- for tho 
j^ piiriiow of ci'ffi'i* pliuitins lliiif [H-rhiiiis n ft.-w '■ tifsH " oii flu? 
f^ KuLij4.-(-t rui^lit be wi'Icomcj li_v iiit-u willHUit ituv *'St*'risivt' know. 
' IwIkv t'f LiWriaii cofft'i'. wbo. likt: invsi'lf. iiiny liaTe comi" hor»f 
ihinkinj; j)^*rliap« that tlioy kin»w a lot. oufv to find tluil llii-v i-aiinot 
do without tlu' imioiifivl (.■x]n?rit.'nw of juxTious stttlcrs. M_v adxici* is 
j»ivcn with the liont'st witih nf trviiiy to h^lp ulLtTS ovi.t tjtniubliii;; 
biocka which I mysuU' hart> ontxtuuttred, which bavf i-ost mo not a firw 
drdlnrs, luid which iiii;;ht caiiily liave In-im avoiilc^d hiul I nniy Uyn tin: 
jiciHsc'Ssor of some Rimplu liool; of rcft'inMHt.' or tlie rccoitled fspcrii'inru 
oi luy predccL'sfiors. I am awari' that innny old jdaiitfrs will di«a^ro<> 
with 1110 ou many points, s»i. its by progerviuft my '* iui-oj;." 1 hiiv4' nol. 
evvn It nanii- to f;dl Iwirk uimii, I iiffi-r iity Bu^m-stinim for what thoy 
ar>' worth. lifliL'viiiy that hud I work-.-d ou (hi.* lini's which I will trv iy 
indicatt* now, iny own L'statc wouhl havf l>fcu a uiorc valuable and k-ss 
fX|ffiisivi' pn>p«>rty tliau it ik. 

Selkctton ok Land. 
lu t'liooHiii;;B blo<:k, I would rt'comuiond the newcomer to aparc uo 
rt'ttftouable fxprn*.' in i)roBpeftiujr. for soil vari«'s so much over hi>r»>, 
aiid its t'hamrler c}iiLii;;v!4 k<i nipidly, ihul a hat>ly utid si)]>i-rtirial csiuit- 
iuation may nutily l«id a man into tukiii)^ np » block a very larf;o 
perovutiijiv of whii'h mnv afterwards prove uui^uitable. Soilii run all 
nnlours: t havf w-tMi Liberiau I'offi-e RTowiiin on t(?mptiuR-lo«ikin';dark 
(;ho(«lat4.'-adoun»d soil, ri^jlit through the kuuic and down U> any d«-'pt)i, 
and yot doinjt very indiflerenlJy. and I have oei'n ma^'nifu-t-nt coffee 
growing; uD almost pure t:\ay — so tliat •''•''•Hr l« uo real iudi^-utiou of 



thu Huilabilit}' of soil for Libenan coffee. In mr opiuioD, a mistake 
numot l>f made it' tlie B<.-lector oIioohi-h a stiff, moiBtuix>-rvliuDin^ 8oU, 
com TH !»<■<] laiyi'lv of t,'lay uuil Miiui, with tis itturh iituf lu it uh 
jK>s8ih!e. Of couree, in vir|j;in foreat (ami my remarks are *'iilirely 
touJiu(>d to ftirext liuid) tite top soil, wlitrh ik roinpostKl almost 
cntiri'ty of leaf moulil. will nlwajis bu foiiiiJ lii;hl and fro«. so 
that it iH nowssorv to eut yood liolt^a with a i-luingkiil duwu inlo 
tbt: ()ubt)oit. wliich should bo {.-arL'fully exaniined. If that, toi». is 
light and frw?, avoid it ; if stiff and h«ivy, try and ^ot as uuich of 
it as yoii can : for it is an imdoulH^-d fact that Liberiao coffee must 
have moisture, and will au(x*w;d best when grown in land tho soil of 
which will retain water the Iou(fest. I do not mi-au to advocate the 
planting of swanipts vritliout drainage — for I bt:lii>Te that land wbicb 
caUDot be drained, aud which alwavB remaiuH soft and wet, to be thu 
loast desirable of all ; but. at the same time, my oijierieucc has Iieen 
that there ia nothing to beat a well-drained awamp. provided it is not 
jdanted in a hurry, b\il. allowed at 1ea«t a year from the biLrn iu 
which to settle. Herein, in my opinion, lies the great danger of 
opening in Klang. and I shall l>c much surftrised if we do not aoou 
\ivAr the sound of lamentatiim from those who, deceived by the fine 
apneoranee of the native-owned coffee there, have taken up n block, 
fulled aud )>hiuted straight away, and expect resuUa equally good. 
From what I have been able to gather, all the swamp laud now in 
cuffee in Khiug either lay fallow for kouiu lime or was planted with 
arecanut or some other product Ix'fore being oix?ned in coffee. If 
this is so, thai it is a great success now is not to lie wondered at, for 
surely richer and, ■ichctt dry, iimrL- suitable soil never was wen. Were 
I to open an estate in Klaiig. I should fell my forest very carefully, 
drain heavily, put in my roada and nurseries, erect my buildings, Wt 
the secondary growth run up for 18 months, lop it down and then 
bum; hy this time the land slioulil la' suRicicnlly drj' for planting. I 
cannot help tliinbing, however, thai to post|)onc oiwrations for so long 
is scarcely worth the caudle to anyone except a miui who hsA another 
estate elsewliere aud only wants a block at Klang as a sort of second 
string. I therefore strongly advise all men whose object is quick 
returns to leave Klang alone; and as an illustration of the sort of 
land which I believe to be the most Hkely to crop soonest and do best, 
1 wuuld mention Mr. Hill's block at Batu Caves, a piece of which 
(now Kent Estate) is being opened by Mr. Lake, aud which, as far as 
I have seen, is tfccond U> none in this Slate. 

Before concluding my remarks on the subject of "Selection of 
Land," 1 mvist refer shortly to the subject of water-power. If the 
land to be prosjiecled has a good stream running through it, the 
seleiTl^ir, befure putting hiH ftnal boundaries, Blumld make a i>oint of 
following up the stream with the object of ascertaining if he can get 
" power." Owing to the recent innovation on the pai-t of the GJovem- 
ment compelling seleeinrH t<.> run their boundiirie^ with Uie cardinal 
j>uints, it is possible that a certain amount of steep hilly land may 
have to be taken up in order to senire a sufficient fall in the stream 
to drive machinery ; but if that result can be achieved, it ia well worth 
while to do thiH, for after all the timlier ia always of value, and the 
superiority of vat«r over steam ia euormous. The initial expense of 



a wiitcjwlicfl or a turMni" is much It-sd lliaii that of au_y sort of 
fUjnnc. ami .siilnk.'*]ueut upkeep is ]>mrtif;!llT nil, whiUl rnijiucs 
alwuTti n?q^iiii*e nkillfHl BujR'riuTrutlvniH' ntiJ urc (-onutjiDllY i^'ctlinj; uut 
uf i»r(i4T — a K till I.- of tliiiiffti Uie rcvursv* of l-okhiiUu^j wIivu ^ntur sUto 
is full of ebt-rry vaitiui; to bo pulpod. — " Plantsk." 


XT AVTNO road " H.C.'s" urlifle iu a vvwixi numWr of i\wjfnirnal 
\X ttlKHit till' Malay .V<f'iVjM//. it otrurrc'l t'l iiio that tlitrt' was a 
/ coniijany of travfllinir pUyers ptrfonuiu).' that very ninht iu u 

' Maliiy luiiifle n-.'t far from tht- railway Btulioii. So 1 wi*nt. uml 
this in wbal I saw. The tita^f wan tJit- mini tlonr, (h<' jjlayers sat ur 
loimifod on the (jroiind within ;i barricade about I2ft. aqnaro iu the 
midflie of the house, tlie ImrricitJe Im-ihi* iturronudti^rl oiit«ii]t> by chairs 
and beoL'htw. which wen; oft-uniwl by the outlioui-L'. Thfre wi-io about 
foiirti'.'n maly anil lhn>i' ft'irialc iwrt'ormcrs. My ui?it duor ucighlKair 
a Malay, voUmtecrcil the information that ono Lidy hailed from Pataui,, 
but that the rest of thf playtTH woiv all Kt'lanlwi Mabiyn ; wht-n-at I 
gucRSi'd that my informant was cither n fool or a knave, for a mulu 
|>erforruer, known to uiu iu former tlays us a i^'Utlvnmn from Mahu-'ca 
whom I had granted board and lodgiinr too at Uorerument L<x|M->utH> over 
a little mailer of prnjierly. rewgaisetl me at ouvo ; another |ierfonnor, 
who jilayed the sanieinntnimeut, viz., "Btiets," bad h1s»> Ikvu in a little 
diflieulty, whilat one of the ladies — the durliug of the audieuov — had 
iKt'ti known Hlm'wheii; by nfhiTs as a Ui<Iy from Java. There wa^ n 
full bouee, alx>ut 15U, tiOQHisting nuistly of the youugcr uiouibens of 
the Malay community In their very I)e«t clothes, with now and again 
a solomn-viaagod Cfleetial in his little black sniokiiig ci\.\> int«-T8|>i'n«il 
to lone down the hilarity !t,iul frw-doiu of the mor^^^ volatiU' Malay. 
One side of the house was reserved for JIalay ladies, and ou that aide. 
I am sorry to «ay, there were ny lamx's himtj; but now and again the 
liidiug sarong would Ik; drawn boek u little and wo eould just disivni 
that there wore pretty faces preHcnt The hultes who bu-k personal 
cb&rm are very punctiliouti about covering the face and make a gn'<iit 
fnas if their younger and prettier Felalive.s don't follow tiieir example 
in thiH respcet. Ak fur the men, ie«pleudeut in their golden fil!gn« 
worked rclvet Raps, their new oxite, shoes and Kirongs. it was evident 
tli&t they wore ilioroughly enjoying; thomttvlvoB. I am not sure that 
watehiutf the audieuw was not tlie best part of the ahow^the mole 
portion of the au(Iieno<> I mean, of course ! 

The play itself was Dot particnlaily interesting nonrciv the male 
performers rem;\rkable for cost umo or elejinlimiis. nonie wore vests and 
some didn't, but none wore eoal«; one uuin went to *ileep Imugmg u 
gong, four ur five men knocked picLVs of atick together, another beat 
a drum, while two or three played a sort of native fiddle. Tbic wu« 
tlie on-hestra. There were six aetur*. inclusive of the ladies. There 
wa« the hi\ivy falher. (he light comedian and the "pawanu'.*' who 
seemed to be also leading actor. Mehxlrama, comedy and burlefi(|ue 
fulhiw>*<l earb other iu ipiiek Hiiroetj»iiiu ; the great hit of the evening 
wus when two of tb«.< actors put on tuaska and gavQ a burltrsriuc which 


mif^bt liflTe been cntitli'd " Plnying at lipJng a Raja." The heavy hdy 
talktril at iuU?pral8, Clliiiy up htr span* time eatuij; tirih. Afti?r"a bit. 
Ihf other two ku^lic-s ramo down o luddor from the loft clad in mirfpvniH 
aplsirel. belted with belta of silvvi- Imcklod with i,'r>M. aiid powdered 
tliictly all over the ht-ad. TJmu, haviji^ plHcitl t,'li8t<^iiiiig spikes 
iipnu tlieir finifers, they sjuig and moved alx'iit iu what Ihe Mahiyi 
consider fpTicvtul rhythm. One lady could not, utrivtly spoakiu^', lie 
dvsirriK-d aa haudiioiiie; the other hidy ixfuld'iit ai-t up niiij; — Injl she 
had a patit. aud was most iiiUTOMtiu^. Aud tta tlum^ht thv ]i-.'ht- 
hearted aiidii-iiOi< an tbey nhouted "Siiant. katti snara," Al'tt-r this I 
left aud went home to droam of — other thmnH. — K. 


TN the "OfficiaJ Diary nf the Collcetor and MaijiHtrat^-. Kiiala 
I Sclan^for, for DecenilHT, !882," whi.-h hiis I»ecn very kindly placed 
I at our diapirtal. an arronot in K'^Lti *>f a jourDey fnun Kuala 
■^ Be]aQ[:or t«i Rjiwant^' niid on 1o Ku<da Kiihii. Tlio cxtracltt from 
the A/Hrnn/ krpt l»y Mr, Tiiriu-y vfrv elt-urly deiiiniiHlral4> the wou- 
dcrful pro^reiw iiiade iu that pai-t of the State, and the diffieultiwf aud 
tlaiiKerfi of Kiirh a jotirui>y. lu ihotii^ davH. can easily be itnaf^'iiied 
uiid an? of particular iiilerf«t iiict now, ax lo-iiuirn«w is to be ojviied 
the extension <»f the railway (iver what wan a i>a<l part of the jnuriier 
— St'reudiih to Ifmila Kubu, The Oiary of course tHJUtains miieh 
matter referriiiif to admiuiHtratiou and many (nii,'«estioii8 aud nn-'uiu- 
idetidations which aiv- not print»'d; they Wt-re, however, Hubmitted to 
ILE. theOovonior. Sir F. A. Weld, who wrote : -Thi^i&a remarkably 
pMMl aud iulen-aliuL' re|K>rt. and very ireditAble alike tp Mr. Tumey's 
eiKTirvaiid ^odd sti-nm: I «hall be obliged if the Rcsidout will inform 
Mr. Tumoy of my opinion." 

To the most i-a«iial obst-iTer is apparent tlio uorrettnesB of Mr. 
Tuniey's fureeapt iu 1882 of Ulu Selaii){or'8 future im|>orfancc as a 
diatrie't of Ihe State. At the prcK^-nt day Knwang ih, jR-rbapH. our 
must important mining' ventre, oi]ly to l>e eclipeed. it may W, 
h\ the m't^hlHuirin^ towuKhip of Rereudah, while Kuala Kubii, which 
wos rewMiily destroyed by fire, is Ijeinjj mpidly ndmill in brick. The 
revt^Due for the distriot ft^r the first w?ven monthif of the present year 
umountvd to )*103.427 ; the railway ruus almost through th« ditttrict ; 
the elei'trie motor power im iuHlalled at Rawau^r — imd bh we mij^ht go 
oil : but th<r W*t means at hand, and the rattiest way for us. fnr 
jiuqK)tj4>H of comparison, is to refer our niidera to the notes of the 
Kesident'a vt.tit there iu Jamiary la^t, which hare bccu published 
both iu the Octelle aud in the Jonrual. 

Salurtlay, 5i«f.— Hftoded over ehaive of the Btation to Ra^a 
Mahunid, who has very kindly eouHeuteil to HUiM-niiteiitl uiatt4'm m 
tli>^ ofKce durinir my abw?nee. and lelt for Suu^ei Buloh iu the 
&idau^>r boat. 1 arriving there at 4 p.m., and, landiD^' my effeeta at 
'Raja Slarmau's with tho rot|uettL lual he would have thiuL's in 
rvadiue*** t^» proa-t'd up the rirw early t*>-morrow, pnxveded lo Jcram 
aud arrived there at 5-;iU p.m. 



MoMhxy. 4ih.—Yv<MQ inforinntioD roccivod with refeivnre to the 
diffii-'iiltii-'K to I* enconntereci ijroceediutj up the river ovnu^ to itg 
i-I)u)ic>il'ii[i kIiiI'I-, I liuvL- (Wuictl it Bdvisililf ti* tulcL' uit a cloz<^ii nien 
and nctiviHiiniH for tlio ti^ii diivK, iiiid. van llu* lumts n?(|iiinKl fur tliO 
wjmcf aro siunll, I ain cf>mi>olIe(l to hire four, two Bmall jalofs with 
two meu ill each, to t:loar the way, one uraall katiHp with six nici: 
vitd pruvisiQUs for tlie jouruuv. and ouother Htnull katiap ior luyaelf 
with two hired handH atid twi> boatnu'ii. It wrn t^iire^jditi^ly fnrtunat'B 
1 look the precaution of havinff a fliiffici<'nt tuimh^r of hands with 
me, as the flifRcnllii'8 Hiilt»«.'quoDtIy [»rt'»t'iitiiip iheuiselvcs w.-re more 
than 1 anticipated, aud iiodiT other circumatancus I diould wrtainly 
have been compelled to retrace my steps. 

TjP-avii)){ Suu^i'-i Iluli>h at 7 a.m. with Iho floiid, I proceeded up tho 
river. All nlonj; the Imnke the river is lined with logH of hardwood 
lying aeroKd it8 bed with only the eudu ujipt^ttriii^ ou the bniiks at 
liig-h water, and now and af^iu the (ustHt^'e uf the boats was 
imptHled l>y a jiumluri-lilte palm i-alled rt>8ti(iw. At iutervaUi there 
is oo current at aU iti the rivt-r, ownsionerl, I suppose, by obstruc- 
tions in the channel, and when tliene are passed over there in a 
ru*h of watiT, which at times we futiud souie didiculiy in paddlin)j 
against The country on either bunk \» litwOyiii^f and well adapted 
for the culture of ])adi aud sugc*. and. if drained, Bnfjnr-cane and 
coconuts. There are indications of a former state of cullivatiou by 
an occasional ariH-a palm in the sowjudary growth. Trfttes of elepUaula 
were nuiuerwus. and the IjiuiVs were trodden down when* these 
animals canie down to drink and amuse them selves. 

After ab«iut five hours' puIUuj; arrived at a pliico called Bluan, a 
hill at 8i>ine little diHtance freni the left bank, coveriHl with the fruit- 
trees planted by the Sakais ; pushed on and camped for the ni^ht ou 
the riijht bank of the river. Country low and under water with a 
primitive growth of tiiul>er, m>fl and |]eculiar to Kwaiiipy localities. 

THe»<iaff, 5Hi. — Leaving Bluan at <> a-m. arrived at IjnU at II, 
Breakfaated whilst the men went to procure fruit from a hill ou the 
left bank of the river. All the way from Bluan to Ijok is choked up 
with a »pei;icn of larn:e lily ; it« roots in Ihe W'd nf the river and its 
foliafje floating OD the surface impede the flow of the curreut. Through 
this dense ma^a of Hoatinj; vejj^rtatinn a channel for the l»>ats had to 
be cut ere we could pn^u'ctHl. The nature of the obstruction and the 
resistance offered by these lilies can be imagined when 1 state that 
althouifh the river is without Iwnds and runs duo east with very little 
variation (the current naturally flowing fast and freely above aud 
below the imlches oC lilies), just where the lilies occur the water itt 
t»erfecily still and us smooth as a pond. The country about here abt'uuds 
in nittiLiiK, and the land (gradually ritien with faille in the distiuiir'. 

Arrived at Peugkalan Merl>au at 5 p in. Here the Salcais have a 
kamponp surrounded by fruit-trees, at no Kreat distance from the 
river, whirh at present ihi-y had aImadoni*d owiu^; to tliu durien 
Reason at Kuan^. In their absence the ete]>bautB bii\'<' be«-ii in pitsses- 
siou, and ttcemed to lake a mischievous delight in undoing uiau'^ handi- 
work. The landinfj-stage of Iojjh was pulled to pieces and scattered, 
and of two Hnmll Kajufiana left on the Imuk. one was trampled into thu 
mud and the remaioiu^' one dragged into the river and turned over. 



Lenvinpr tliis the rivfr aasumos a moat peculiar a«pi^>L. For aWui 
bftlf B mill* II lar^'c Ifilcy-like shwt of water in spread niil. witli a width 
of bImjiiI, (>nft. and a (iL'iith ut' tlm-o ruihoiDs. Thv wutcr Is iHTfe-.'llv 
still atid of a diirk tint.aud, with the shadows of the Iur;n.'overbaui,'iii^' 
trw8, niadf a iuobI. wt-ird piirtiin- iu llift twiUu'Iit It wsui a line 
pliicv for II rtuv tlinu^di, and thn clio i>f otir [ntddli'R and tiio nhaiiU of 
t\if Ixjvs cn^niri'd in the raw bivke the gliK-niy s]*ll. I ninr honj 
rt'murk that a, xufnel of the Ahlnt SammVa burdcJi will tiJid uo 
difHciiltv iu uMvndiu);: th<' nvi-r up l<> lhi«. wltnro tlitrn; ia plcitlv of 
BpaM> f(ir ttirnin;;. Pimhini; on, urrived iii Chaii^kat Mhvjui^; at 
6 p.Di. and Btikit Kutiiiui:ui at t>.:iO p.m.. at tliu foot vf vrliicb the 
river runs. Put up for the uiijht here. 

Wednegilat/. tith. — {jL-ft ItukiL Kiiuiiuinii ut a.m. Thi- i*uuntrr 
umtiuui!.<i To !>•■ billy vith a priniitiiro forest nt IuuiIwikhI. Fruiri (but 
the river <,>ommcncos to narrow with a dopth of only -if(., but a swift 
rurvent. and siindy bottom. Arrived at Clianf'knt Pjin ut notiu. Thin 
hill is said to contain tin ; bnl I saw no trawa of it i-ithiT in Miu riwr 
or in thy formation of the soil. C!im|M,il here for (he ni^hl. Our 
[siBsai^ Up tbp rivt^r waa slow owinjr to havin];: U> cut our way tbrou){h 
tt di'nse network of rattans ^n^^iwin^j cterow* the river. 

Tkurgih^, 7th.~- Jjtift u( 7 a.m.. river Btill nuininR due caat. Arriwd 
at MerUtu ^miHi Kiver, 20ft. wide with a de|>th of i^ft. and a svsifl 
cun-ent. Our dillicultiua seem Ui haw uow commeutvd Iu earnest, 
llilhertn we hare only had to cut our way thrtai«b waller- liiiei*. 
rallunN. aud ocwiijiouftlly' sniall hipt "X liiulwr Wni)* iu our way; 
hut now. Waides haviai; Im eut Ihrouifli rattans aud i>verhani:inK 
hoiijifhu. our way was oeentiinnally Uliirkeil by imniruKi' In^m vi mimnlii' 
and nu-rljAii (iuilx.T, which we had either to eul Lhrough, haul uui* 
boatt) oTJer. or skirt by diitiriiiK a chanutd for th«.* boats. Alter hai"d 
Work uf ihiis sort urriv«-d at Kiibu Malidi at 4.30 p.m. 

The Njfot <.H-i-upi<<<l 1>Y Mahdi during' the war iu now oettli'd on by* 
a |>cculiar old Krwtbcc man named Ja" Knda, formerly a follower of 
Datu L)!*!^!.!!^ Abbu Syed of Lan^nit- At a U'lid of the river, on a 
level jiuteh of laud, the old man has built himself a eomfortahli* lumse 
and H]M.'ndft Iiih lonely life iti planlin],|; padi aud iiHi'uding to a few 
fruit-tri-es around bis house. Tlie <ild man has lived heiv for three 
years, aud it ix wTliuptt the bojke of finding the tic ftaid to have Ixiea 
buried by Mahdi before maklug bin escape bonee that Uuds hiin to 
thiB Bolitan* iUul out-of-the-wny idaee. He tells \\n\ that Ixyoud a few 
articles iu block tin notbim^ baa been found, and Uuglu at the idi.-a oE 
hidden treasure. The river bed and the .soil about hen.' h;is all the 
iudicatioiid of & mining country and Ja' Bu<lii biiunelf tell*,- mu of thu 
pxistenre of tin in different looililies. Opinwitv to here tiie river u 
20ft. wide and 8ft. defp with a swift eurrenL 

Frum Ja' Euda I learn that during the latter part uf the <lrv 
scosou foralwiit a month, tliy river fn^uu Merbau Sompa to here has 
ouly iJft. of water in it. ]^enluttiu^i a iMxit of about 2U0 ffaiitani^s to 
)h> hauled up lo hia place, but at other times Ibere %toiiid be no 
dillieulty in briuj^iug up further a boat of a koyan and a half. 

Fri^a^.Sih. — Gave the tncii a n.'st and a ebuucc of washing iJieir 
,cb>tlie». Aw the river i« complotvly ehokcd up lo Imam Pmug 
[Bu^iida's, 1 pru^toao Hlartiug EUja Slayman and au advuaci> pai'ly 



to-morrow to clear tl» way. Il is not only moootonous hut trving. to 
Bit m a 8ani]<au witliout a (fjvi-rin^ la the sun. whilst iriuting for 
oluitiU'leK in tJit^ way lo Iw eloarvd. 

Salurthty, Uth. — Startt'd Raja SLvyinaii anil party up 1Ji« riwr and 
iit.-iit a inCHKeni^i-r overland to Kuans;, to iufonnJmani Fran;; Jeiuihidin, 
the DniuK Tun IhtTi', of my inteu<ted visit to Ktmni; ou tlie 12lli. 

Thit low-lyinjf ruunlry amund here is well aduptcd for |Midi, or 
evidenced by therfini" field henry with j^rain owHiyI by Jn'Riicla. The 
hills am low and ^iitt.a ^arapf ih found in the vicinity ; rutcin o*''^^;^ 
alao alxiundTi. Tlie ttoll is UTtilt' and there is no liu.'k of fiiu- linihi-r 
is the Ui-iKhlxnirhood. 

Suttdiiij, liHh. —Left at 6 a.m., and after a couple of hours' ^Addlin;; 
came up with Kaja Slaynmu and party. The nvt-r from Ja' Enda'H 
lias never boen tmvt'rw.'d by b«>ats of any description Biucc Kaja 
Mahdi's time, and tin* obstn'^Ios in th<r sbapi:> of hujio logs of wood, 
OTerhan^Hu*; iKiti^hs iind lauffled rattans were numerous. Every inch 
of the way up the river hud U> Ix* cut thnjuji-h en* w«! I'ould pntcecd ; 
«onu^timc8 we hnd to haul our Ix^ats over litiU Kiinkeu lo^js. and on one 
occasion all our trapn Imd to be tulceo out and uur \v^t« sunk li-fore 
we (^uld i>ass a luerbau \o^ ri^lil atTose the river. At one portion of 
the river, uul far from Mr. Gower'fl ejuup, wliilsl Iniulin^ our b^iat 
over the bnmthcs of a fallen tree, my atteution was drawn to a number 
of fresh ti|»er tnw:ks on the bank aud unythinj; Imt a pleaAanl odour 
at no f^reat dijttmnv. I^andin^ aud pixK;i^^>djuK lu the iliredtiou I 
found Ihruc divittjouB ma«le of the carraau of a wild lx>ar, tUI carefully 
eoreri'd up yn\\\ dried leaves. There were three distinct sets of foot- 
prints, and froiu the nimtber of bones of different auimaU tteatlered 
alMiut the platv, it seL-iued to U- the feostia;,' ground of a family r>f tit^tTs. 

Push'."*! on and wa* more than gla*l when Mr. Gower'n camp ctime 
in view at 2 p.m. Ciira]>i?d hero for the iiiijht. The river opposite Mr. 
Gower's camp is aljoul I Oft. witle luwl 4 ft. dee]> with a swift eurreut. 
The eiiuiji i« put up on the site of Imam PrauiJ: Bi^fiudn'n kubu, around 
whieli (wo or three slmfts have been »unk iiro8pe<:tin^' for tin. Tlie 
abandoned camp is now and afi:aiQ occupied by rattan workers, and the 
elepliant(*bavi'alii'ady fominrnced to dt-Htrny the premises. Tliekitehen 
was pulled down, and one inquisitive brute aci-ms to have walked into 
Mr. Oower's little hut, as it 8i.rape<l the nivid off its liack iu tryiiij< lo 
pft throuuh the d<M)rway, »ome Hfl. high. After pulliuj^ the window 
HapR 1.0 pieceH, it seems to liave Ihim* eoiileuted and dojKirted. leaving 
further work ol" destnittton for another day. 

I'Yom the formati-in „f tla* soil and from all accounts there «eemB 
lo U' uu doubt of the existeiHv of tin in the Iniiilily. Imam Pning 
Baf^inda. a juirtisau of R;ija l^lididi, kuowiiiir of the existence of tin at 
Sui!{j:ei Buloh, in lieti of a moucy compensation for his sen-ictw durin); 
the war. requested and obtained the right to open up SuHL'ei Buloh 
and retain its revenues. Furlber up the rivur, Ja'Kuda tells me, he 
washed tin for Mr. Ottwer's iuspt^elion; this he did in the betl of the 
ris-er at a place called Qasi, where the river dwindles away into a 
little stream. At ordinary seasons it is possible to fetch small eargo 
l>oats of 2CK) ^ntaD>,'S bunleu up to Imam Pranjc JtfMnnda'n, but 
• dry wrnthcr suppliea have to Ix* carried overland from Ja' Enda's. 
aiVwitpath (Vom Ja* Enda's to Imam Prauff Ihtf^iuda's kubu 



whidi the uativcK wait in about a couple of liours. Tbe horse track 
from Kvmla. Lumpur ttfruiiiiates nt Mr. Gi>wer's camp, aad thf i^utta 
worken* tell iiif they make tlio jimrutj from Ja' Enda's to Kiuila Lum< 
pur, vi'e Mr. Gower's miup, in ten hours The country wx-nied level, 
but not swampy. 

At niulni^'ht luraril elephants prowUug about qiiit« close, but too 
dark to Sfetheoi. 

Monday. lUh.—Lcft Mr. Gower's camp at 6 a.m., and aftw 
a 8t«p[iiige of half an hour to a^n sink our boats to clear Uie 
iiiertiiiu lo)f, urrivi'd at Ja' Euda's ii>t 3.30 a.ui. Thus the dislanoe 
which took a tiny and a half to t-iit through and about seven hours to 
make i^oiug. t4>ok us uxacllr two h'^rs comiui; back. 

Tuemlay, I'-Hh. -Left Ja' Eiida*8 at 6 a.m., reacIiL'd SeiupaiiK 
Kuaii)^ at 7.80, aud pUHhiu^ (iiiwiirdu ou ftntt over low lulls covered 
■with primitive jiuigle. arrived at Kuanp at 10 a.m. The little villas*. 
coiiHistiu^ of al'out •.'i^ht housed, ix situated in a v;dley surrouudcd by 
fertile ticMs nf pmli and Indiumrora hisivy iii I'jir. Thero arc alwiit 
twenty pciple liviiijj hi-n-, luid they i-kn out a llveliliond by pliiiilinjf 
padi, working at lampan* or buruinu charo^ial fnr the Kawaui; tuinere. 
The Kuans liiv«r runs tlir-in^jh tlie valley aud titidf ils way iuto the 
SelauKor River. Its widthal Kuaiipie about 20 fl.. aud it is 4ft. deep, 
and during the dry fU'OHou it Rhritiktt into [t Hinnll Ht.re.iin. Thi '\!\ found 
in the Ti«:inity. and Katih I'ayah and others who work lam{>an luive 
just BmtdlLil half a bliara, wliitOi tlwy intend takiri;^ to Bandar for sale. 

A tuiue un a large ai*ale had lieeu stai'ted by a Chinetut, with n Hue 
bongsi hnuai>. a smelting furmiee. and all complete. On>at hof>ea 
were entert-iined of thu min^i'M of tlw undfrtakinp, but after the 
ridJculoUH sum of forty doltarit bud l>E>fn 8]ieut nn it, no more funds 
were forthcomiiitr aud the concern Vr'an aljaudouctl. Imam Pmug 
Jemiludiu tdU lue Kuaug is only an huiu''8 walk from UcrUtu 
Semjiii nu tlie Diilnli Rivi>r, aud lluit X\\*' u\tvmn)i up of this river 
Would tend to o[>eo up Kuan<; also, Tlic jtuirney hem* to Bandar is, 
he says. fi(>melbiu(r lik*- four hount, and thcr*'. owiriff to the t-hoked up 
state of the Kani'ljing, the supplies are expensive aud their tin has to 
l»e sold al a sioi.Tilifv. 

The complaint;! uffuiust elephants are oumerouH, and the people 
consider it a ffrii'vance that they an; prohibiiod from sliooting them. 
The kon^Jti iu which I put up wa« t-utered some ni^litK siiu'i' mid the 
partitions |uille<] down. The rava)^-s thi-y cxHnniit in u pudi Qeld are 
fearful. Oueauiuuil, Imam Prau^r Jemiludia tells me, is a ounstant 
visitor, and when any att«-mpt i^ madi- to frij^hten him away byshout- 
iuij; he riwlies at the M|H>t from whcro tin* souurl emiumtt-s. I t*iJd 
the people I thougliL iht.' proliiliitinn to shoot elephants onlv applied 
to nhiMjtiny Ihcm wanlnuly, or for their ivf.ry. l>ut tliey were («'rfectlv 
justitied in killing them if they trespiiKsed on their pp-ouuds aud des- 
troyed tliL-ir crops. 

Wednemlatf, l.tth.—Tit^U Kuiio^ al 6 n.ni,, and after traversing an 
nndulatiujf country iutersei-ted by uumcr^ma little streams, and i">a«Bing 
through Mr. Gower'n boundary Hue. arrived at liawanjj at 8.30 a.m., 
and put up at Chay Chat's kongsi. 

Haji Hal galleh came to Hue me. Ue tells me tin is foiud and 
worked all over the L-ouuiry. but the i^reat drawback to the develoj>- 



ment ciCthe district is tbo shallow state of tbe river. AU means had 
Iwen tried to <1t*«)i^n it hut to iir> |jur]>i>M', and tbe Kau<Oiin|{ tin was 
now l»eing wnve_ved overland lo Batu, lunl tlience hy Iwiiit to Kiinia 
Lmni'Ur. Supplies for the miiips hftd to 1*0 Uroiijrht from Kunla 
Uarint; in siimll cjuantitieH on Imuibou rafts, or from Kuala Lnm]iur 
\iY <*«wtliea, and provisidns wt-re wpv i*x[)f iisivf. 

Afterlm-okfust. l.I5|'.iu.,walVt'd with Hnji Mat Sa'lehtoKanehinjf. 

Th*- hills Ix*tw»?en Kawaiiy and Kaiu-hin^ are oovtrod with a forest 
of fine raniphtir tni-s, hut Wyontl iH'i-a«i4>uiiII_v citractinj' hiiihII ijiiiuiti- 
ties of oil l"n>ui the trv«i the kutii in not worlted hy the fM?ople. 
Miniii)^ ia their firimipal otTupatii-n. aud the surface of the country 
Wtwif u Bulcit Kapur and tht^ plain facing JtiiLit Tal^uu has honu 
crudely warkeil. 

Th'unday, 14ih.— Left Rawaog at 6.30 a.m. and passed through 
Bandar at 7.30. The L-uuutry between Eawan^ and Bivudar is level, 
with traLfs uf having,' at une time het-u regularly laid out in |iadi 
sanrahs. A^frieiiUuri^ is now nearly alKindoner] for the nicire remunera- 
tive occuirtttion of mining Ijoaviof? Bau<lar tbe country assumes 
ft hilly aspect, and after a journey of two hoiirn and a (juarter we 
reached Sirn'ndah at H-45 a.m. Tlie Omut^ Tua here is Dato Kota 
PinaDM'. 'n'hu has lived here with bis family and worked in the place 
for tbe last four years. There are alwut fift4?<in people living here 
hpsides a Dumber of .Sakaiti, and these are all enj^u^e^l in tin miuiug^. 
The kaniiRing' is iu a valley. ft*rrosn wliieh a fine river runs, and, 
ajmrt from the fact that tin exiiils in the jjiute, it lias the advantago 
of tbe rjvor beinji naviifiihh* .it all season.^ liy a boat of a coyaii and a 
half burden. Four laui|>aii8 are workisl by his family and the Sakais, 
and they nmnage to smelt al>out two bbaras of tin a mouth. 

The Sakais with their Batin tnme to see me, briui^in^' me a 
prewiit of :] bnnrh of red liiinitiiiui. I hnxl alonKtalk with tbem. They 
seemed well to do and were eoi)t>'iiti.-d. They hiid no eomjtlaints to 
make exceptiOK uflaJni't elephiints. and I explained to them the view 
I to<»k of tne prohibitiun U> hXumI them, DaUi Kola Pinaity and bis 
peopli* nre all from Tanihusai. 

Fruitiy. i-j/A.— Left Serondfth at G.30 a.m., and after some stiff 
walking over steep and slippery hills arrived at Batanfi Yam at 10 
a.m. A river navigable by aimill Lnats ruu« tliruiigh the plm;i', and 
one mine on a large scale is worked bv Cbluese hen-. Poshed ou and 
after two and a half hours' weary sliding aud walking over a Quist 
wretched tra4.-k rea*'hed Ulu St-IanRor at 12.30. 

SiUurday. Jfith. The proposed ap|)oiutmeut of a Collector and 
Magintnite. Ulii SeUinKor. has not Wvu tliuufrbt of loo soon and will 
meet a popular want. The pieoiile comjilain bitterly at luivin^ to ^o 
all tbe distance to Kuala Si'lani^or or Kuala Lumpur to obtain 
redress. I was ^'lad to have been iu a poaition to ansure tbeiii of the 
Kesideut's intention to appoint a CoUcetor and Magistrate at Ulu 
Selangor very shortly. 

Another very minlest request was that the upper ruiLche« of the 
river might be cleared of Muags. and I pntmised to bring this matter 
to the notice of the llesideul. 

The Malay traders oomplain of tbe nuisance caused 1>v pigs on 
the public streets. I diivcted the Sergeant to notify that all ptga 




tonaA stmymg on pnlilic tliorou^bfarra would lie impounded aod their 
liwneni RUininuiurcl aud Hned fur tillun-injj; tht^ni to trcfpHM on the 
liighwaya auU thus teouine a DuisAnco to the pul)li<\ 

CrtinHfyi till* river io tlu* cvi-ninj,' iinil wa-lLi?f] ntiiiut iW town. It 
is rathc-r u L-uusiderable ]>laot^ with about )u\ty ulaji and wood hotins. 
rejfuiarly built, but id some jdaws with misembh; little street* kejit in 
a. filthy state by the Malaya. I ]H>intcd this init to thtt .Sfv^'nint and 
toUl him to proBeciito luiy hotisffaolder throwini; rubbiuli into the 
dmias or streets. The UttpUiiu CKiuu is I'uttiup up sumy earthern 
houeea ia lieu of those wa«hvd down by the- (I. km] iu I>iH*'nil>iT laat, 
but I quustioii tli(! sound wuKe of th(< u(-.tti>ii ;lh the boiiK<>s are built 
on tlie HHUie unstable principles us ihoBc whirli niinr to tfrii-t". Aj9 it 
wftK, just a few days Ivfon* my viHit t^i L'ln Si*laajjor, the wAt«?r ros© to 
a heipbt of two feet over tho left bank and there wen* ^ravt; fpiini of 
another dpatrm-tive fl<KKl. Willi mort' forethouifht. the flnVienB are> 
ei-eciing a couple of rows of i*arlhen houses ou th*- elevated ^rouud on 
the It'ft bank, fiud soon a gotKl many tnulcrs will l>e shifting there, 
beyond roaeh of the overflowing of the river. 

The main otx-u|fUlion of the |Kviple iu niiniiif;, lint there an> some 
fine imtehee of hill ]tndi lielW4.t'ii Bulang Tain and Ulu S-tiUi|{i'jr; 
the hilU arw oovered with tine fruit-trees, jtulaMuus ^rowin^ [>orfet;t1%" 
wild. There are about ti-1 luoibonps and uioi-e than 1.'j hiiuj»Lns in 
work, ki>«?piug iu uccu|>Hlion a nciitton^ {lopuhitiuu of Nuinetbing like 
4.0(K» 8ouU. 

8un<itiy, 17ih. — Lt^ft Ulu Sohui^or at 6 a.m. and poled down the 
river. The limikB of the river are liwd with friiil-trees for a eoiiaider- 
abledt^ancc; at intervals we Rvnie across Mulay bou«e« surronudGtl 
hr haiianas and sii^iirimne, bat as we proceeded these Ixn'ame Mcurcc. 
The ulislruetionB in the river coiuplaiiied of by the people exist only a 
short way. Twenty coohea. a couple of cross-cut saws, sijc American 
axes, a couple of bbxikii and pull'.'vs, » csiil of stout coir rope and attoui 
20 dtilUm' niirtli of dynamite, all eusting aomothlug like 300 dulhirs, 
would r'-'inovothis (grievance, 

ITn? ci>nntry thruiiyh which we pussed wivs hilly and ihe occasional 
rich padi ti"MH we im>>M-4L druupin^ with grain, paid a tributt; to the 
fijrtility of flu- miU. Fastened our boat for the night at a place lullud 
Tcriiswi (lajuh. 

MoH'l'iy, tSth.—X^'U at (i ft.tn. and nwcd down the river. The 
aeoondary crowth along Ihe lower rcttrhes of the river pn>Te8 a ft^'rnier 
stale of rullivation, ajid I have no douhl the IiH'!.,'e plains now over- 
grown with lalang once ^"w the Hii^iir-ame prized for its hir^e rield 
of wMvhtirine matter, and which tttill U«ra the uauie uf " SeJauj^or 
CiLnu " lu ph»ntii4f circleii. Tlie lower resiclies of the riixr are not 
jihuiliil *ilh |BLdi. and thefew eurouutpliinltttioUfikwik sickly for want 
of ctdtun*, ijtx the baiik>i I xaw occasional clumps of line Ha^ri |Milmti, 
and it surprises nio why the people do not cultivate it more 
extensively, ft grows very readily in most soils, requiivs but little 
CUV, is not deslrovcd by liea-tlctt nr wild ptgn and after a lapse of Hevcn 
years yields a Ht^-ady and pruDtable income. Wiieii I return T ghall 
iiulcc it my duly to try and jwrsuadc owners of piidi plots to put 
down a few young »a^o [>alms when they are planting padi. 

Arrived at Kuubi, Sclangor at 5 p.m. 

No, 3.— Vol. m.—i9fk October, 1894. 


THE UEW[DENT. Mrs. Treacher and tiaushtLTk-rt KiulaT.imi|mi- 
nn the 7th iuBtaut at 9.30 p.m. li;, special Iraiu fur Kl«n>:, 
_, Mr. H««l}{cr and n large ^iitlieriug ni friends Iwiiij^ prt^Kt-ut ti> 
bid then) " Good-byo." CbwrB were given for Mr. and Mrs. Tiwuher 
iindfor Mi»R Euid Trettcher. and " AulJ I-finjf Sym-" wan snug as the 
tmiu muTcl uut of t]w slutiou. Meuiirs. WutkiiiH, Koy and otherH 
accom)taati-d thv.- party an far as Klauj<, which was reached about 10,]<!>. 
At Kiang Mi-Kors. Koliwm, Edwards, Stonor and miuiT others were 
vraitiuji to );reet the travtOh'rn, who, dhortly afterwards, amid mow 
th'-crin^-. left in IheCunM-niW'T, whioh wnj4to amhorthal night at tUo 
Kuala and ^u uu the next iiii>ruiti'{ to Siti^a|iore. We all echo Towkay 
L()k Yevi'a guod wiiihes fur fair wiiidB. siHHMly waves, aud a pleasant 

Mk. J. P. RoDOEK. who will act as Briii8h Resident during Mr. 
Tnaiohor'fi alwpnw on leave, arrived ia the Mrnu, at Klaui;;, at t».30a.m. 
on tlie 7th iusl., uni] n-jis met hv tho AssiMlunI DiHtrii;! OtBivr, Mr. 
Siunor. On the arrival ot His Exeelleucy the Ooveruor nt Ktan};, at 
8 a.m„ Mr. Kodgvr a^euiiipaiiied liiin to the Sm Belie, relurmug to 
ehore in time for the 9 a.m. train for Kuala Liimpvir. Mauy ofliciala 
and vthera asstmbltd at the railway station here to welcome Mr. 
K^>d|,'i'r «m his return to the State with which he has l>eeu so lonj; 
connected aud with which ho wjis so closely associated during the period 
of ita growth from alini>Kt uoihing to a very vonMiderabl<> soniethiDg. 

Ow Thursday, the 11th inst., Mr. Kodger was "At Homo" at thy 
lEesideucy. aiid receiTed a hu-ge nitinbcr of visitors. 

Last Satui-day, the .\etiuj{ Ii<!sident. accoiujHiuied by Mr. Qemld 
Bn>wne, Acting Uoveniiuent Si'cix'iary, mid Mr. O. F. Stonor, Ai^fing 
Asaistuuf District Officer. Klaug, visited H.U. the SlJtau at Jugni. 
Hi» Uighuesa secius iu good health, uolwithstaudiug his great age. 
and tabes a ke^'n interest Ln the general development of the Stat«. 
especially in the extension of roa'.ls and railways. Mr. Kodger also went 
on to SefHing, and returned to Kuala liiiiiipiir on Monday uiorniiig. 

U.K. Uajob-Gk>'£Ral Ucoh Thomas JokeikVauohak, c.b.. 
General OIKiwr Commanding the Troops, is eipiH:ted in Kuala Lumpur 
lit the Ixiginoiug of next week. 


Me. J>. Q. Campbbll, District Offirer. tin Sclaagor. left Kuala 
Ijuiiiptir on iliL" morning of the 7tb for borne. IT« retumii to Selaugor 
in lens tliaii three un>uthi». — Mr. Wolinan's leave of abapnce ha8l3ceii 
i-steu<)i-J fnr ttiroc monltis from the 8ih inat. — Mr. A. U. V^nuinK's 
k-a\G liaa had a short extension. — Mr. A. S. Baxendale U expected to 
iiliorlljr re(um from leave of ahsi>uce.- Dr. Travprn is dui; in Kimlm. 
Lumpur on the 13lh (.roximo, and we hear that 0r. Welch will bo 
leaving fur Euroj-t on luug \vave carW in Dtfjemb^r. 

Amokg the viiiitorH to Si^ilnn^ir for ilte opening i>f the Kuala. 
Kubii ICxtenfitim were Mr. liud Mrs. John CuthlK-rteiou. Mr. and Mrs. 
MacRiteliie, and Mr. W. Makepeace. 

At a Committee Meeting of the Selangor Planters' A«80ciati<ni, 
held on Satiirdaj. the 13th of October, a petition waa Biffned t« H.E. 
the GoTcmor praj-ing for alteration of certain clauses in tho Land 
Cocle. It was a^'reed to print the minutes of f^uei-al meetings in 
future and t-i forward cojiiua to eviTv munil«'r and lu the iicwuiiBpiTS. 
RejKirters of the public press arc henceforth not in lie admittetl tu ihe 
meetinf^R of the Association. The CommiLtec- ufj^i^'^l to offer Mr. 
Bodger a cordial welcome on his return to the State, and to a«sare 
him of their earnest wish to (i)-(i]M'rate with the Oovenuueut in all 
matters cwunected with the Planting luterosts. 

At a Meeting of the Sungei tJjong Cricltet Club, held on the lUth 
instant, it was decided tn challenge Uio Mahioea Cricket Club to play 
cricltvt on Ittb and 10th November. 

A Plahtseb' Meeting was held on tho afternoon of the 13th instant 
at the Serumlian Rest HoiiBe; tboro were present McMm. Dunman. 
A. Braddou, Wickwar, and Coales; Mr. T. H. Ilill being in the chair. 

Tdb Hon. Martin IJHtor ia exi>cctod U\ take up tlie duties of Resident 
of Sungei Ujong, Negri Serabilan and Jelebu on his n'turn from leave. 

Ax interesting eeremonv wa« perfonned at Seremban, on 29th 
f:Bq>tember, when the fonadation-Btoue of thu New Hindu Temple was 
'hid by Mm. Harvey Caldicott. The President. Mr. R. M. P. L. 
Muttiah Chetty, received the guests. After tho stone bad been hud, 
and a silver trowel presented to Mrs. Caldicott. an address was read, 
to which Mr. CiJdicotl. m.i.c.b., Superinlondonl of Works and 
Surveys, replied. 



ApBoroB of the tiger jnragmph in our lost issue, tlic same 
w>rrfHi)Oi»ltM)l writfn: "A few nijjliUaftcr, a Cliiuiunan was oirriijd 
awuv frutu lu I'root of bis koagsi house at Sungi'i DuHvn ia Scrvadali. 
Only hitt bouei> were discovered the next mornitiu bv some of kin 
frieuds who went to look for hiia." Bat the terrors of the tiger are 
not confined to the Kawaug District. It is not long siuoe we referred 
to tho mauling of cattle br a tij^vT on the HawUioradt^n EstaU), and 
hiMt week, on the uiomiu^' of the 9th. Mr. Torabec waa ajjaiu a sufferer 
by the losa of a splendid young bull from the same eause. This timi- 
the tuiinia) was taken from the cattle shed quite close to the bungalow 
at Lincoln Estate, carried or draffg^'d acniss the road into a jungle 
patch aud partially devoured. Captain Syers. our most famous local 
ehikuri, who hae bogged alinoat everything,' excej't a tiger (we think 
we are correct in this), is losing some rare opportunities of filling 
this liiatus in his sporting rvw>rd. As it ia. Dr. Travers will soon be 
here again, and l)e able to add to the number of 'rtmimur that have 
fallen to his share. 

At 7 a.m. on the morning of the 9th the centre houses of the block 
of buildings in twurw of erection at the angle formed by tionibab lioad 
and Market Street caiue down with a terrible clatter. Thi: heavy niiu 
of the previous night and the early morning may hare had something 
to do with it; but wc hear that the principle of the roof coubtructiou 
left much to be desirfl. If (his is so it nhews that the mere passiujj 
uf plans is not Hufiieic*ut and ]>oints to the want of a building ins[>ei-tor ; 
fur although in thiB case, fortunately, no outt was injured, on another 
uoutsioo there might not be the same immunity. 

Wb have received Nos. I and 2 of a new newspoper. The Penaiig 
Maritime Joyrnal, to W published oxerj Monday, 30 cents a copy. 
The opening article says that " the space which could he given by the 
existing local press for maiitiuie matters must ncccssaj'ily be limited, 
and only such nuLtters would as a rule be fully dealt witii in the locnl 
prCBs as »cro of general public interest. As a matter of fact, there is 
nuu'Ii going on in our iui<UL which is of very gnuit iinportaucH t<i 
mariners, but which is not of general public intcirst. It is in such 
matters as these that u tJi>ecialiHt paper is required." The new pa]>er 
contains much rxi-adable matter interesting to other than those directly 
connected with marine affairs. 

The ri'gukr monthly meeting of the Committed' of the Sclangor 
Club was held on Wednesday, the lOth iuat.; Mr. Berriugton in the 
ch&ir, Mr. Bligh. SecrotAry, and Messrs. £bdeD. Frunch, Faxon, 
Russell oud W. X). Scott were present. Mr. II. K. Shaw was elected a 



member of the Club. Tlie Secretary present^'d his rt.'port and baUiuco 
sheet for the past six months. Saturday, the 27th inst, was fixed as 
the date of the Half-yearly General Meeting, when the usual report 
and statement of ac(;()«nt8 will be eulimittcd to members, and a 
Committee oleet«d for the ensuinj^ six months. 

Below we give 

1 the result of the first draw in theBiUiard 


now beius played 

at the Selan^or Club : — 






G. Cumming 

+ 25 l>cat C. R. Cormac 

+ 50 

scratch od. 

W. Bover 

+ 20 ., 

J. G. GhiBsford ... 

+ 85 


W. Mitehell ... 

Keratch „ 

C. E. S. Baxt-ndak 

+ 85 

... 238 

H. Neubrouner... 

+ -iO ,. 

A. K. BliKh 

+ 120 

... 23ti 

E. J. Koc 

4- 35 ,. 

K. Bidwfll 

+ 90 

... 206 

D, Maeereath .., 

+ 125 „ 

P. Hoffncr 

+ 100 


A. B. Yzclman ... 

+ 80 „ 

F. F. Kinff 

- 40 

... 230 

C. P. Anchant ... 

+ 20 „ 

H. A. Scott 

+ 50 

... 197 

S. \V. Davis ... 

-t- 10 ,. 

W.T.Cooke ... 

+ 120 

... 239 

A. Beck 

+ 40 .. 

D.J. Highet ... 

+ 25 

... 225 

J. S. H.French.., 

. + <>o „ 

F. M. Porchcr ... 

+ 75 

... 182 

H. S. Day 

+ 60 „ 

G. H. D. Bourne 

+ 20 

... 134 

E. W. Neubronner scratch „ 

W. E. Venning ... 

scratch... 110 

H. Hilttenbach ... 

+ 175 „ 

H. 0. Mavnard ... 

■1- 50 

... 203 


+ 80 „ 

K. S. Meiiile ... 

+ 85 

sera tehed. 

A. C. Har[X'r 

. + 40 ., 

S. Coeu 

- 30 


The MuBcum Coramitt** desire to acknowledge with thanks the 
rewipt of the following additions to the Museum during the mouth 
of Septenil)er:- 

A crocodile, shot by Mr. Quantin in the river 

liehind the Chinese Club, Kuala Lumpur. 

Four ladles made out of rare coconut 

(klnpa irangi). 
A cro<r<»dilc, lift. 3in. in leugtli, caught by 

Chiiu'He iu the river at Kuala Lumpur. 
A ininah bird. 
A monkey. 
Tlie niiiiilx'r of visitors was ... '>3G 
Previously ... ... ... 0,239 

Captain Lyons... 

Mr. W. L. ValU-rg 

Mr. S. HarjH-r 

Mr. John Lindsjiv 
Mr. W. T. Wood' 

Total to date 


A Gi;nekal Meeting nf llii.- mcnilM-Ts of the Selangor Gymkhana 
Club will be held at the Si'laugor Club to-morrow evening, the 20th, 
when, amongst other businesn, the (piestion of allowing professionals 
to ride at the next mecling will In.- considered; the date of the next 
nie»aing will Ix" fixed, and the imimrtatiou of u fresh bjiteh of griffins 


On Sfttunlftv. tin- IStK iust,, the Annual AthIi?H(* Rjtfirts worn 
hold ftt till.' Si-IiMip>r Chinese tHiih. Unfurtunately. Ihp wi-nUmr flrnn 
baH. beavT niiu fultint; at iiit<.-rvala duriuf^ the aftoruntm ; l>ut iilthmi(;rh 
this made the ciirryiiiff out of th*) pro^nittimc, wbuOi consisttHi of soiiirt 
20 eTfnl«, a tuutU-r of diffuruHy, it tliil mtt dfiTn|) llu* t>ntliUHmHiii nf 
the competitors nor spoil the eujoyment of the onhK^kerB, nnd the 
result tras a pleasant aft«moou under grvat disadvantat^'es. 


" >T^HE I'lavjfrouad for (he Colony!" At fii-st. one Imrdly knows 
I how to taL:c! the pbrast>; bnt a little consideration sLlmvii how 
I very coiuplimeutary it is. Tt really meansi that thi? tlioroit^fli- 
' neKS whii-h huA tilwiiyn diiiliii^uiiiliiH), auil wo trutit always; will 
diHtinguiHh, Sclangor i» ju^t as ninch in t;vidi.*nce when entertaiuioy 
pueats as when devoted to the more earnest business «£ everyday life. 
It wquiiVH but bltlo thought U\ tonvmce a vigitor tbat the uiemlwrs of 
the official and inopt-antile communitifH nni«( perfort.'e put ibe best foot 
foremost to keep pace with the march of jn-ogress and improrewent so 
appiLrent iu all parts of our State ; and if, aiiiidst the !ii^,'h-preiiflnre 
Bi-rainlitu thul jMTtuins all round, we cau yet iiiauaf^e to uia1>e our 
'■ charmiutf town." as our distiniruishetl visiUT of lost work remarked, 
a " holiday resort," we should ri-'tjanl the fa<;t as an eitra ff-ather in 
our cap. There are times and events when a little Helf-]>nttiuK on 
tbe back is not only juHtitiable. but comuiendaUlo : Saturday, the 
Hib Oetolwr. is a case iu [»oint. 

Mr. Treaehei- left Kuala lairopur ft'f IClanjf on Friday eveniux, the 
fifh iustaut, where he arrivetl soon after 7 p.m., and was entertained 
that night \*y the Actiu({ District Offieer, Mr. Kobwin. At i\ o'clock 
the following mominc the Resident and the Acting District Officer 
eut down to the landiog slip, and. upon the arrival of tbe Sea Belle, 
oriJy afterwards, went on board Ui meet His Exeelleut-y, who wim 
ccompanied by his Private Secretary, Mr. Sercrn. At 7 a.m. HU 
Kxrelleucy oame on shore, where be was received by H.H. the Raja 
Muda. Raja Bot, Mr. Watkins (Resident Euj,'iueer,) and others, and 
iilmoKt imuu'diately the jjarly left by special train for Kuala I.umpiir, 
which was reached soon after 8. On the latter station were assenilded 
the fjuesta in\ ited bv Mr. Watkinti, and so soon aa the neresgary «>hunt- 
iu(j and hookiuj; on of the extra coaches ha<l lieen done, the 8i»ecial 
steamed away For Kuala Kubu, titopjung for a moment at the 
ResideucT Station to take up Mrs. Trea-.her. The most iuleivsliu^r 
part of the journey was. nalumlly, through thf st-'ctiun just t^unphftcd, 
and here then? was plenty of evidence, iu the appi'aranre of the 
cuttings, of the struggle Mr. Roy has hud with slipping earth^ — a 
struggle which, from the l^Kik of »oine of tlie slof-es. is not yet ended. 
Only those couueeltH] with the wiirk, or whose busiueiui carried Ibem 
frwpicnt.ly alnng tlie roulji" nf tliin sectioD. have any idea of 1 lie diffi- 
culties encountered in these cutituga. 



Kuala Kubu RAilway Station entered on vhat will no doubt prove 
a lonii iiin-tT of um.'fiiItit^FtK in the very gayest. i>f hnlidiiy adornnit'ot, 
and was occupk-d by a crowd of holiday niakere. A Guard of Honour 
wa» drawn op on the pktfonu, and Mewrs. D. O. Cani)>bel], C. M&xwell 
and R. C. Kdmonda, Uit* District and Assiatunt District Offi(,N»r«, 
Mr. Hoy. the Engineer in charge of the section, Mr. Stokoc. the District 
En^neer, and other oSiciJilii. toother with tb<> headmen of the Malay 
and Chinese oommunitieH. reot-ifed Hia Etc<_>tleneY. 

The Towkays of the District lir»t tame forwanl with on address to 
the Qoremor of the Struiti Settlements, which was read in Chinese 
by Mr. Luk Tew and tnuislati'd into Enj-liHli by Mr. Ridges. The 
main points of the address referred to the great benefits the traders 
of Kuala Kubtt hoped to derire from the opening of that section, and 
the still greater advantages that they expected to accrue if the railway 
were earned on from KiiaU Kubn into Pahang, Tlin Eioelleney 
thanked them very heartily for their welcome, hoped that their 
aspirationB would iu due time be realised, and eipreased his aatisfactioD 
at the mortt permuuent ulass of building that was beini^ put up in 
their town. The District Officer then presented to His Exeelh-ney the 
headmen of the District. 

If the station commenced it« work by reoeiving a gar crowd, what 
are we to say about the Ooods Shed ? Surely, it will be a long time 
before a train deposifa on its platform such n fair freight as that 
brought iu there on this occasion. A most auspicious beginning. 
The shed and the tablw for luncheon hail Iwea tastefully decorated, 
punkahs hung up. and every care taken for the comfort of the nritorB, 
who were quite prepared to enjoy the solid and material part of the 
fuuetion, whilf tht^ Selangor Band performed various itcloetions. 

After the t4HL8t« of "The Queen," and "TheSiiHan" had been 
duljr honoured. Sir Charles Mit<.hell rose and said there were 
periods in a man's life that one liked to mark specially. There 
were also periods in the life ol a country which should be ao 
marked, and one of those periods in a State like Selangor was tbo 
opening of a section of tnat great iron artery which would, be 
bop^-d, soon throb with the trade and prosperity which were the blood 
of the fuir country around them. Tliat railway. tbank« to the energy 
of Mr. Watkinif, had been pushed on through many difficulties to tho 
terminus they then were at. He had lH«n reminded by his Chinese 
friends of their ho|x'fi of a. further continuation of the line into 
Pfthang. but when he thought of tho troubles and difficulties and 
impediments that he had fo recently experienced in Ids late march 
over those mountains, he was not sure that the " iron horse," &m tlu-y 
wen' fond of caUing it, would aurmonot ih^m so s<x>n as people 
thought. Howerer, the future was what people ma^le it. and without 
troubling what would be the ultimate terminus of that railway, he 
had great pleasure iu declaring the mH^tiuu to Kuula Kubu duly 
opened, and in calling on all present to drink to it« proiperity. The 
toast was drunk amidst ehe^nt. 

Mr. A. J. W. Watkiiis mid he had to tliank His Excellency for 
the kind war in which he hail propose^l Itie toast of BUnceiis to Lht; 



railiray, and thoao preseDt for the cordial war Uiev had receivwl it. 
He dcfiired lo ibaiik them ou iK'hulf of tiiiiisclf and of hi* etiaff. to 
whose ahl(> aKHisdiiuT iiiiu;h uf thu innufiiin- <if H'Iiih-hij tbttt had Looa 
altaint-d was due. As for himself, ho had het'n (•oDuoi.'tM wilii the 
extension of the railway nince its «tart. and ovtr since h« had left 
England. He becaim^ »tiH Uiortr iutimut^lv a4N^uainU>d with it when 
the contractors for tht* Hne hantUvl ovt-r the work to GuviTiitnent. and 
they had to fiuish it theiiisolves. He had already referred to hi* ahle 
agaistuuls in oirr^-in^' out the work : ho had had men round him ivith 
whiim h<- hod workr.I in Kugland— im-u «iiiiflc to iiiidernfflii'l iiislriic- 
lions pivfu them. hItodi,' to overconi*> difliciilties. an<l ni'^st willinff in 
everythitij; thfv hiwl to do. Tn i-ontn'i-liun with thi- latti'r i»ortion of 
the line he had been nitt^t ahly ttecuiided ))y Mr. Normiui Koy. Fn^ni 
the Tery bcginninfc he had heen on Uie niilwav aiaff. Kew in the 
State had not enjoyed the hospitality of the original ■■ Boy'* House" 
at Kuala Liin)]>ur, Tlien at K»>]H)n;;, all iiiusl rHmeiulwr very well 
the pleasant times they u*ed t»» have thoit?. From Keprmg' he wi>nt to 
Ktuin^. from Kuanj; to Serendah, from SerenJah to Hataiipr Kali and 
now "Mr. Roy's House" waa at Kuala Kubu. The line jiidt opemsl 
pre^-nled no very jrreal {lifhridtieR, iillhou^^h there was a fair ntnounl 
of work to do, which had unfortuiiatWy taken nome time to aeeoniplish, 
although there was no heavy hridL'injf or earthworks. He hoped that 
the now Hue wouhl »oou be as ^ood a e^minieroial euterprise as ita 
foreniuner th(> Klan^<Kiiala Liinipur line: that Kiiata Kuliu woidd 
EKJoa become a distributing centre for tlie districts beyond, and thai. 
M one of their friends was »> fond of putting' it. thi>y would aouu have 
"tlio iron horse snortiuff thnmjfli their jK-aeeful vaTwi." 

In response to loud calls, Mr. Hoy bi-ieHy thanked the company 
for tlie kiod way they had reeeive<I the references made to him, and 
took the up[>ortunity of tliunkin^ thosi- wh« had worked with him, 

Mr. Treacher, on l>ehnlf of the State, desireti tu thank His 
Excellency for coniiujf back bo soi'Q after bin journey throiiiib Pahiindf 
to o|>en iheir Extension, uud whs only sorry thai Lady Mitchell wb« 
not able to come also. 

The Governor replied that he was only too deliKht**d to come and 
do uaythiu{; for them. Ah a matter of fact, in Siuifapore they looked 
upon Selan^or as a sort of playground, where they were always sure 
of having a happy time. There was one toast they oujjht to drink — 
that of their liesident, wlin vra« *onu leaviuii; tin ii Imliday, He was 
sufw they would all'Diins Jiim. However much he might enjoy hia 
holiday, the State would nut, lu fact, an regai-ds couiitrioM lioliitav!^ 
Were a miftlake. Still, men had U) have them, ami they would ill] 
lieartily wish him and Mrs. 'JVaclier a happy holiday and a Rpe^«dy 
return to rooccnpy his present position in the State — that was, unless 
promotion marke<l him for her own. 

The toast was drunk with niusieul honours and Mr. Treacher 
briefly returne<l thanks. 

Again thv iraiu ctune into the G^hmIs Shed and many of the riiiitora 
look their places in the carriages, the remainder walking <^ver to tite 



sUttion platform. If the station wiui crowiltNl on tlio arriral of tbe 
it woa tioaeidomblv uioiv so wlieo tli*5 train de|>urte(l, ami a 
li^litv che«r was ^ivon :iiiii ri.'s()u)it]i.-(l lu i\s the jounii^y liottii-wuril 
wiiM ((miiueurtHl. Mr. Cjimjilx-U, the DiBtric-t OftiftT. who was loaring 
for Europe on l.'ave. imd others of the Ulu OfHijuls were iiaaaonKers. 

On arriving at Kualu Iiumpiir. 1>ut littK/! time want nrailahU^ (•ilhtT 
fur getting rid of the "' blacks " with which a trawllor ou our railway 
\» always bo pleulj fully bcHi»riDkU'i.l or for jifttiu^r a cup of tea. Wfore 
it was time lo ii«Bi?mhIe at the sito of the N«?w GovGrnincut Ofiiii"» to 
wit.ii(!Ks lltf laying of tin- fuiiiitlatioii'dlone. Had we only known, tbcro 
woulfl liKvi- Itecn no nwcssity to scurry nlNnit for tliL- cti|) that clieerB. 
etc.. for Mr. Nonnan had made all the nect«8ttry pre^Aixmtioua for niH»- 
Ifirtioii a4^D6t 8im ur raiu and hud pruvideil refn'tiliinimta. Dc-uonihoaa 
Wen- the onltT of the day, aiid an an-h a(. the enirauee to Iho (jrouud, 
fefiUwus of ^a^a, nod {jlaii-aaiorut'd wallu ^vc ati ^x an anpi'cl n« 

I-ossible to what is ncrer a ver>* cheerful si^ht — the Itegijiniun of a 
XT^' Imilding. Hit> G.\<-i-1loncy, aceoiii[>anit.'d by tlie R«-bident tuid 
Mr. Severn, soon an*ivi'd oa llie ground, and shortly afterwards Mrs. 
Treacher ilrovo up. Mr. Treacher lost no tjaie, but addreasiiifr the 
Onveruor said he onrv more tendered tho Ihauka of the eoniumuity to 
His KKc«-tleticy for cuitiint* iiU tlie way from SingajHire !o aAKiat at. 
thuw public fiinotioiiti; he (Mr. Treacher) assuml him that theso 
viKiti* were hi^'hly a]'pn!viated and all were indobte-l to him for thiim, 
aH wi>n as for the practical iii;uiuer in whicii Hit) Exuelteuey 1«ok ii|> 
every Huliject limn^ht before hiiu. Tho buildiu^ of which the foun- 
dation-stone Vi-as now to l>e laid wa.s estimated to coat ?15l2.000, with a 
trifle added for wni of resumption of houiws and laud. It nii^ht bo 
mud (hat thia was a liirpe huiu for a small Native State to Hjioud on 
O'-vernnicnt Ofticfs ; but it miiHt U? n-na-nibcnid that from its pnstition 
Kimla Lumpur would always be the cuutre of admiiii«lralion for 
Selaugor, eren ihoiij^h the tin of the* distrlet wer^* workcfl out. Moi-o- 
ovcr. the plau» provided offict's for Livery de|>artnieut, ineliidinjf what 
in Sui({apore would be termed Municipal Office's. Post and Telegraphg 
OfiieeH— in fact, for all except Courts and Police. It was iireaumed 
that the Colony eniiiiot ^o wrong, and Selangor rould not go wrong 
in following liie Colony. Pcnang had a revenue of SI.IJUO.OtMt, 
Selangor a revenue of ovV-r ?:j.tliOM.(HtU— only fl<mie SyOU.OW short of 
the n-venue of the whole of the Straits Settlements : Penang had bix-n 
jK-rniilted to B|iend ?231,iM*0 "» their Qoverntnedt Offii-ow, not iiiehul- 
inj; PoHt Office, and Selangor therefore could not be wrong in spcudiag 
$152,000 on their little officea. The llesident conclude.! by askiajf lli« 
Expellency to lay tlie htone, 

The Governor replied : Mr. Trwu'lier, ladiea and giiitUnnen, 
So far from deserving any Ihanks for my viaitg to Kuala Lumiiur. 
I may say wil li all aincerit)' that tb«y Lave lieeu very ploaaaot holidays. 
Not only do I like the elimatt- wvry much, but 1 think your eharminir 
town. and. if I may Ik- i>eruiitle«:l to say ho, your clianniag little society 
ijuite make up for any incouvonience in coming this distance. You 
have been good enough to ask me to lay the. foundatioa-Ktotie of yonr 
Dew Public Offices, and I accept the office with a great deal of pleaaiuv. 



Not that I ain nadv In i'inl(irse all tbftl Mr. Treacher has said. I am 
nothing if I am not i.v-oriomiiitl, and I iK-lifve tltnt Stu.U<9, IJItc 
iniliriiluiJR. when they are flourishing most should hutfltond thoir 
n-wmrws. Your tin won't laBt forever— at least. I find my tin won't 
last — and aJthnugh I tluuk yuii aro gttinjj on tlio riRbt liuefl in 
dftvelopinK jour affriculturdl resources, _vi>u filimild keep any 8uri>h]ii 
for speDiling on irutiiu^ riwde. <>|HmiQ^ means of coinmuoication and 
ill actual utililariau works. Not that these offici* are not, to a certain 
extent UBeful. but I think you mi^bt have wiiitvd a littli.'^ while. Still. I 
do not wish t\t Buy hcK- any word to damp your pleasure. One iHiinl I 
would make : it is a grand Ihin^ t4t Imitd fim- pulilir ofli(n.'» wurthy of the 
Service ; but thcsorvicesuhoulil then lie worthy of thehnme jjiven thvui. 
I have Ix-en excessively pleased with what J liare sct-n ff the puhlic 
oHiwH in the Native Staler. I Itelit-vt? them to be filled by enerjjt'tir, 
enruest men, who desire not their own afivancenient nnTely. Uiit tlie 
well-Wing of the State thev sorve. And I slumld like to nee niaiu- 
tiiiued a high tone of public conduct, iiiomlitv, and piod fcelinjf 
amivngat the piiblie »ervanl« of the State. I Hln'uld like to «cr you pull 
together as yon have hitherto done, energetic and de.'iirous of doing nil 
in vour power to advance the interesits of the State you seiTe. Thus 
will you he truly fmbteinatiscd by the grand new uffiecs yon an? about 
to erect, Mr. Tn-arher (vimpan'd the cosl of officcB in the Colonv with 
the estimated cost of tln.'se. If Mr. Treacher can build for the sunt bfi 
ways the Enw offices tliese bid faJr to b«, all I i-au »ay in that vou havu 
the most ei:ouoraical eugineer I am aetjuaiuted with. It gtvoa me a 
great deal of pleasure to come to your public funtrtions. iV-rhEL]k«, if 
vou could have kept them a little more separate — L£ the pkasure had 
been B]>read over a larger Bpa<^, we should havo had more of it. 
However, an Mr. 'rren<:her leaves to-maiTow, that would not have beua 

Mr. A. C. Norman, the State Architect, then pro«eDt«d Hi« 
Excellency with a very hnndsome silver trowel, with ivory haudltj and 
[fold bauds, on which wa» engraved : — 



tJyVrtiioi' ot llii'Straitr^ fellk'iuLtila, 

For layiDR the Pouiiilation Stoiu: 

Ortolirrmii. l-flH. 

In a cavity below the stone t he Oovoruor [<laced a yon, some Strait.-* 
rnins. a |>iec« of Selimgor tin fn)ni the StraitH Trading Co., and n oojiy 
of the current number of the iSV^aiw/^r Jnurnal, which, be rt;markcd, 
would no doubt enlightt'n those who might pull down the building as 
to the condition of affairs in the State now. 

Assisted by Mr. Noriuim. Mr. Hid well and Mr, Groves, the 
Governor then lowcreil and levelled the stone, and declared it "'well 
and truly laid in the name of the G:^at Architect of the Universe." 

Before eoucbiding the ceremony the Governor desired to eipivss 
luH det^p regret that the man responsible for tliat building, who had 
taken 80 much |>ains with it. was not among them. He trusted the 
visit of Mr. Spooner to India would restore him to health and lo 



The stont' is a nmw o( concrete voighlng abont luif a ton. vitli a 
nidrbli* fiuv Iwaring Uie iiiHorjptioD — 

H. H. Bis AaurL Aihat. K.C.M.O.. 

H. 8. 8iB CuAKLu II. II. MiraiKU. K.C.lCa,, 

Oorvrnnr rj iho SirMu d^lttoiiwiiU. 

W. II. TnRirnBB. r.M.l*., 

llhtiili Bi-aiitvut. 

TU» *tanr wu laid hj U, B. Uw aoruroor oa iImi Clfa lUj ot OcUitMr, MM. 

A. C. NOEMis. ArrhUfrt. a E. SwWswt. «<(<» SnffimMT. 

n,n<3 Uat thel>aj» <>f what will be ahamlsoniPL-livk low^r l-Utft.liij^h.in 
thi,' AmlH*m]iH! »t_vK*, wliieh is tu furni tin- iii;uii iWtiiro of the trout; 
two otht.T lowiTs, <'oiiljuiiiMif riruiiliir Ktuiri-awt*. forming; bandtome 
additions t» oithiT facwie. The l-uildiiig ia to he «jE i«u sturios, with a 
rjft.-wid*> Tcra-ndiil) all round, of n>d l»-it:k witb iiiiilutiim Htone 
(IrL-Kdin^H. with a tili-d roof. The iiliotoj^TBiiIi of » skvldi in perspec- 
tive, on the in*-ituii*ma i!wii«l. jjivps a good idea of the haudsome pile 
which will aditrt) the fioml>ak Road. 

AproniiiKidiiliiii) will W provided on the ground flotip for tlio P.W.D. 
and Diirtrirt Offii-ent, Miiii^ Do|»artaic'Ut, Liuula, Audit. audTreaaurj. 
earli officfl with its own 8tr<'QK room. The Post Office and the 
S«Lnitury Hoard will hIho find u lialdtatinn in the wing ucareat Town. 
On the lirst Hotir, in addition, iliere is a fine tijtale Council Koom, 
offices of tl)e S(.>{:retiiriHt. a Snnitarv Board Hall. I'ooina for th& 
Resident and other ofliciats, and the Chinese* SfCru'tariat. 

TTio cffemonr of tlii) laving of the found at.ion>8tone bein^ over Hi» 
Exwllenoy drore off to the Vit'toria Inslitiition. accompanied bv the 
K^-sid^int, where he was received bv the Trnstees aud the Hi-ad-maiiter, 
Mr. It. K. Shaw, and ahewn over the building ; the scholars being in 
attendance. From her** Sir Charles Mitvhcll. with Mr, Treacher, went 
on to the New Masonic Hnll. where a niunb«'r of the Brethren bad 
aatiembled to c^et him. Wor. ]ii»!i. VVatkins and Sauderson etK-ortetl 
the diatinguitilu-d Brother over the Lttdge and n-fi'jttion rooms. Uia 
Kxt-elleucy was vt-ry jtlvoHnd with whiit he saw, and cxpreasod hia 
admiration under Uis Bignature in the Atreudance Ifc->ok. 

t>u Sundav morning His I^xcelleni'Y left Kuala Luiapur, arriviug 
ni Klang at H a.m. He wa» reeeiveii liy the Acting District Officer, 
Mr. B4d>8on, and oIIh-i-k; a Kuiall t4ii:ird of Houour wan in atti-udance 
at the landing slip, and at D a.m. Ilis Excellency left in the Sen Bflftt 
Cor Sininiporc. 


PN the 6th of NoveuibtT last, HE. Sir Charles Warren, o.c.w.a., 
itx'.D.. R. "W. Distriet Grand Ma»ter. E. A .htid tin- foundntion- 
Ktone of thi' New Mnaimie Hall in the Oumiuutara Kiiad, a 
lan^e comiMiny assembUn^f on the oceaaion. the ceremony Iteing a 
public one. An account of tlie proceed ings, and the reasons for erwct- 
inj- a auilahle Temple for Freemasimry in Kuala Lumpur, were given 
in Nob. 4 and !> of Vol. IJ. of the Jovrttol. The ervt-tiou of the buihb 
iug waa eutriuited t4> Mr. Nicholas, one of the officers of Bead Loduo. 
and he han, aa a opeakor quoted a-t the recent ceremony, effected a 



work that is " p*?rrect in its parta an*! linnAur&Me to tlip bniliJeT." 
Till* L<»dne Room prr<|>fr is npstairx. as well as a lavaton-. Si^civiiiry'» 
oHiiv, umi sjNR'ioiia laoJiD^. Oti the uTOtind floor there in u l>iir-roi>m 
and store opcoing from the entruuce lol'bT. and a fiue hall, with doore 
to a verandah on each side. A ven' Bandsomo i>ortioo forois Uic 
entrance to the biiildinj;- The Hall Is the pniperty of the MaAontc 
HaU Comi>any. Limited, and is rt-nted hy the Read 'Lodire, No, 2337, 
E.C.. Kuala Lumpur. 

On Mondav, the IGtb instant, at 5.30 p.m., the Masonic ccn>Q]ODV 
of oonsecratiou was perftimitHl t>_v Wnr Rro, Wutliuis. who was deputeil 
by the Dirtrici (Inmd Lod^e to yw-t us Prt.'sidiug Officer. asiii8te<l 
by Wor. Bros. Makepeace, Welch and Sanderson. Aiter the closi- of 
tue ceremony a DiHlrict Grand Lod;;e was held. BroN. Steel, Lroo, 
Quin and Chatcr, from Sin^'niKire, and uilier vittitiog brethren, were 

Praeent. To the ^reat rejfrvt of the Sclauf^r Masons, brethren from 
enang and Perak were uniLl>le to attij'jid. 
At 9 p.m. tliu Kaiut) eveuiof; the brethn-n of Rend Lodge g&Te a 
Huonic Uanee, which wa« very uuinerunslv attended. Bro. Sanderson, 
the Worshipful Master, awisted by Past Jiiiaters Watkins and VFflch, 
reeeived Iho guestii, anioug whom were the Aeliuj; Britiah Resident, 
Mr. J. P. Rodgur, and the Captain China. Mr, Yap Kwan Setifj. 
Considering the difficulties that are always to be uyeriHjme upon 
ent«riog and occupriug a new building, raid the many Ihiugs Uiat are 
sure to Im.- furgottA^D or left undone luitil the lu«t uiuuieul, the dance 
may be describee! iu» a diRlinct. sttct^^ess. The work of preparation was 
eutru«ted to a committee, but the lion's share of it fell to MeHsrs, 
Watkins, Welch. Saudersou. T>ay. Paxon and Nicholas. We have 
been nsjueHted by the brethren of the Lodge to take this opportunity 
of thanking thu&e ^hu ho kindly assitit^ by lending furniture, plant«, 
etc, for tlie oocaaioD. 

The instalhitinn of the Worshipful Master for theonsning Masonic 
year of Head Loilge will take place on Monday next, tlie 22nd instant, 
at 5.30 p.m. A lianquet will be held in the hall after the (xTemnny. 

•« ***«*•*'« 


Sklectios of hASO — (Cont.) 

OrNCE writing in a prurious uuiniieron Uiis subject, I have heard 
i^ it said that uiy letter wa« clearly a contribution from the i»eu 
j^ of a luau strou^ly ojijw^ied to " auction sales," inasmuch an I 
^ advise those who desire i|uiek returns to leave Klang aloue. and 
I take this opjKirt unity of referring shorlly to this tnueh vexed question. 
It appears to me. that if the Government go to the expense of cutting 
out suitable blocks, suppl^iing them with an acceaa road and lemling 
dminagt'. it would U- absurd tor the public to exjR'ct to aotjuire such 
land without having to i<ay more for it, and as there appears to be 
every probaliility of keen coni|H?tilion at the fortJieoniing sales, and 
the area of liuid of this description is limited, I am of opinion that 



not oiilr in th« policy vhi<Oi has been luloptcd a viso one. bnt further — 
tluit the Ouvernmcnt sbuiiUl have gone to all ibis erpc-nso and tratililn 
williout any dufitile aiumnmi'e tluit thoy would In? m«t half way hy 
planters, is a clear indication that thtre is a, alrong disposition on tbe 
part uf tbc powers Umt li« lo offwr substantial awistanw? t« the cause 
of njfriculture. 

But as far lU) wc know at prt'ttpnt, all land, botli at Klang and dse- 
wlierc, in to be sold by auction, and if this is the cas^. all I can sar in, 
that a t*!rrible urror is Wing eommitl^d, for not only haa a Oovfrnmeut 
survey to b*y made bef<)re n lilock luu lie imt up, Imt the vahu? of land 
is jumpod to the tuao of 81 \>l-v acre, with i)t>ssibly an enhnnuL'd quit- 
rent, and whilst the att4?ndaut cimtroBtoJici's moro than jtwlify tho 
luloptiuu of tills ]Kilify at Klanp, thi* utter absence of comi>etitiou at 
sules in utluT diatriets wilt reiluce the whole tliiu}; ki an absurdity, 
and merely mean that operators are now asked to |«ay a dollar more 
iu the shii-pe <if premium and a higher quit^n^ut thau they have douo 

Iirr-viously, and I feel sure that tlie general publie wi>uld fiir rather 
lave tlieee tenne offered to them at the outset, though it is question- 
able whether much bcsiuesB would be done, than have to wail for 
completion of survey and the farce uf an aiieliou before bt^ing allowed 
tocommeuec operations. 

One word moru Wforc leaving the question uf " land selectioa," 
In choosing u block it should always be remumWred that, with or 
without water-power to drive the niaehinfry, a wrtaiu aniomit of 
water bir washing and pulping purposes is absolutely necessary, and 
•»8 this water has to be led into the store at a suffieieut height iiffove 
the pnljM'r lo tuiaisl Hint inaehine to pulp the elueiTv and afl'<.>rwar(lR 
to carry off the skins and refuse, on perfectly flat land it would ha*"e 
to be all pumped up into a cistern, which would entail either extra 
maeliinnry. or an enormous amount of labourions and tedioua work 
for the e^mlieJi, Tlierefore, if piwsible, ehmose a site for vour sturo 
where you con get a sufficient fall and head of water for thlN pur]»oso. 


I propose to take up this question next, aa the first atep aftar select* 
ing a block is lo get labour to start work. The latiourors aTaihible in 
this country are, as everyone knows, Tamils or Elings, Malays, Java- 
lese and Chinese. To take Tauiilct tirijt : as genenil nil-round estate 

'coolies I l>elieve the people of this nationality, as iuiported dirc4't from 
India, to \>v necond to none iu the world, and T ifhiiuld adrisi' the in- 
tcudiitg planter to secure as many I'f them as he ean possibly find 
work for. Quiet, amenable to discipline, very quick to pick np and 
adapt themselves to any kind of work, they are when tuey come iu 

Fstraight fmni their i^iuntry, or their rojutt as thev call it, the lieKt of 
■errants to a just master, and they will often settle down on an estate 
and remain there content with considerably lower wages than they 
might procure elsewhere, if Ihi-y are treatc-d with fairness and i-im. 
sideration. A Tamil Hkt'a a hard master; they even have a saying that 
" the master who never gets angry dwrsu't give good pay ; " but he is 
worse than useless if treatoil unjustly. 



There are three ways i>f pixMruriny thoBi! coolieB orer horo; (1) 
tu im|ii>rL Miein Jiri'tTt from India; (2) W f;et tliem over under 
iiidentun'8. tbro\ijj;L the Govern incut ; (3) to recruit lucjilly. Tho 
first ctf tbede oiotbods is tht.' oalv one to be recommended; Imt. 
tiufurtuimteljr. it is ttiich ii diiiuntlt matter to get Tiiniils, or a 
Muffieiiniey nt' anv sort of lalxnir iu this country, tbnt tlie planter 
bii» often to talfo on laenl ifungs or even get indentured imiui- 
IfraiitH tlu-ou^h the OoTemment. It is of necessity a rery ri^kv biut- 
DeBH nendiii^' uver a^imts in tbt> Hlmjie of recruiting maudun! nr Wn^H- 
nies 1(1 India fur coolies, tbe ti'iiiptation Ni abiKHind with the money 
cjitruetoJ to Ibem. kaowiug that they are practically safe from arrest 
in India, is vert- preat ; and, moreoTer. the Iinniitfration Aj^ents at every 
]«irt not only adviae all motji's that all (■iintniita uot entered iiit^i nnder 
Gitveniment augpii-es nrc tivdl and void, hut Ihe kanpinies tlieiuselreB 
are liable tu iui]>riaoumt;ut for eritiptu^ iu India. Uowevt'T, the maa 
who is not prefared to run every kiud of risk had better go homo \ thJH 
is uo country for him. 

The cost of coolies BO imported 18 about $16 per head, and they 
are eheap at it. for they are the he«t labour procimi.l4e and in 
course of time pay off nil their advances, their wages l»eii4^ from 23 
to 3<Kh'Iii>i a day, !icei>rdin(f to the Incality. 1 am inclined to Think 
that some of the Kuala Lumpwr Cheitics. with the promise of »upply- 
injj the estate with v'wv fur a year or so. and a commisHiuu on L'ueh 
coolie, lai^hL be foimd willing ti« help planters over lalM)ur, and there 
is uo doubt that the chance of Uwiun one's money would l« mueh 
Imo if tlie whole thiu^ were eutniRted to u Chutty. wbo would inar- 
ttcipnte in the loss, than if the planter had only his own {^lod luck 
and hiH aycnt's hom-sly to rely upon to pull him ihrou^rh. Tbe only 
thing to be said about tryiuj; to procure cooUea under indeutureh 
thron(|[h tlm Oovemment is thwt the Immiffration Agent hiniw^If iu a 
rec-ent report characterised the whole system as a giganlic failure. Il 
would take too long to go into the quefrtiou of immigi'ants here, but 
ajK-aking for myself, ln^fore I wuuM hav<? tme auchlabiiurer ou my own 
I'Hiate, I wovild rnth.'r offer 50 cents « liead, if necessary, to free men of 
any nationality. Stareely less dcsiralile ia the lot-al recruit. Ho 
arrives horc a humble-minded, quiet, atrnt^st naked sava^re. and iu a 
few months' time you mv him walking,' aleug with a ch._'nml hi liia 
uiouth, attir«*d in a gaudy costume with a hat at nue end and a jiair 
of Hh<-HMi at the •.ithcr. looking iu at every liquor-shop he pauses. an<l 
indutfong in v,\\v.\\ amusemeutK as pulling the patient Chiuauiau'n pig- 
tail, cr driving a [Miir uf bulUx-kM as hanl as he eim urgi- his jmor 
Ijrutes on thnnigli the busiest part, of tbe town, aud all this is due to 
this fact, that as au individual he is quite out of tnuch with his 
European employer who only kiinws him as one of his suh-iontraetor's 
gang, and who has pruliably never spokeu a word Iti him sincL- liis 
arrival. On eft<ii«», the manaj,'cr knows every coolie by name, pays 
htm himself, gupervidos all liis work hi [H'rson and subjects him to tho 
strictest diseiphne; but ou the roads und railways, where the cooly's 
immL-diate Ih»ss is probably a native, liiniHclf well schotded iu all tbe 
devilries of his country, the result is that the cooly does uvm'thinp 


iu hin {H>irer to imitAlL> him, ami hoou Wcomefi a u8t>U>Kt(, iiii*!) ] 

I'Uu^k'KUnrd Now, it is no rasv matter to j^tlieac rrfVoritUi st t ; i ,. :i 
on c«tate«. apart hwra the faot that jou may be giviiifr emplormoat to 
abiieonding cooliefi. anil eu ^et iuto liot w'at«i-. I should, thoruforo, 
adviiw tlu> iipw pliuitvr, if hn (.'unnot. p>t oufHcieut " roaat " ooolit'ei, to try 
what he can do with Javanese. My exiK-rieace of these people is that 
Ihcjr are exoeUent mt^n for all such work a.i road and druin makiu^'. 
but they are very lazy, and lUilettx vuu liapiK-n to have a really pooU 
roandor il will W found IwHt lo employ thi.>in on contract wurk. They 
are rerr indepundeot and won't stand bullying, but I have dcvot fotuicl 
a Javanese to bolt or let me in in any way. They are ^'eiitlemen, and if 
treated a« jp^-utlomen are often of the pn*ato«t assistanw to tht- plautt'r. 
Tlu!y can bo ini[»ort<'d throiifjfh 8evt>rat firms in Singapore aiul <»n 
oft«>D be pidied np loeally, their wages on estAtes amounts to about 9^ 
a month. 

Ckine»e. — My experience of these men is limited, but such as it is, 
is not satisfactory. They will work kird at earthwork of all sorts as 
louf^ as they ace their way to uia^n^ Jar^ i>ro5tK, but offer a Cliiua- 
man fair contract i-ates, and if he cannot suocecd in defmudinR you 
o»er advances, he will verj- soon bid you good-bye. As day labourers, 
I have found them usvIcsh, rury laxy and always discontented. 

Malayn. — Ah jnngk* ft'Ilers these appear to b<; the only itei'ple who 
are of any use at all. iS to $i) is alK)ut the usual rat« iM:r acre paid 
on estates for felling and topping heavy jungle. Uabiys are also v^ry 
useful for such wurk as building ImngKaln and cooly linnet; liiit oh 
estate? lalwurers, either on contra*-*! or ntherwise, for any sort or de- 
scripti'in of work, my advice is to let Malays alone- Lazy, careless 
workers, with alisolutely no sense of moral obligation, their one idea 
is tj> 1m< paid in oilvance for everything and then fo do nothing for it. 
I have liad scores of Malays lender for contracts and, without a singla 
exception, I hare lx>en let in over ever}' one that I gave out. 

To sum up, I would advi»c the u«4W couir-r to get Malays to cut bis 
prospecting IxumdarieH. fell;hiH forest and put up his buildings ; as many 
Tauuls as he can straight from ludiiL for general estate work, aud till 
up his complement vrith Javanese. — Plaxter. 


T ORD SUDELEY. who not long since was in Porak and in 
I , Selangor, and also paid a visit to Pahang, has recently Ijcen to 
J~^ the famous mines at Coolgardie. VVe llunb our readers will 
^ W iuten'sted in the impreasious which liis Lordelup gave to an 
inteni-iewcr fnmi tht- IVrMirti AHstraiiau. 

"In reply to vour request." said his Lonlship, "I shall be glad 
to give you any information iu my p>ower ; but it is with tlie greatest 
difiideuci!, because you must kuovr that in nu si-iiw dn I pnifess to Iw 
an ex]M>rt. T am merely an amateur. My knowledge of mining has 
bwn confined (o the lead industry of W'ales ttnd t4j the tin alluvial 
fields of the Malay Peuinaula, at Perak and Selaugor, and the various 



^AA iQ)nt>A in Puhang. I do not think, tberofure, that onv o|>iniani I 
way have tormutl nf yawT KoldfieMH will U* of aiiy partirvilnr viilne. 

" Well, as to the rwul ? In urotiwiiing to Ctiolfrftrdio. during the 
long three days' moootoucus journey by rail und coacli, I was miK-h 
Htruclt by the liii^e nuniboi- of people hurrying to the fieldB. and wo 
passtKl on th«^> road a ^reat nuiotier uf wil^udh, I hIkuiM nay not |p»g 
than 120, all hwivily hwded with corrugat^'d iron and timber for 
building p«r|»osoft and storps. I wa« told that over "Oi) teams were 
L'lniiloved. giving- ivork to Kumo i.CKX) horses, most, of which were well 
aduj'ted for the h(»vy work they have to]>t'rf(irm. Also a noticeable 
feature on the road was that some of the teams were conveying familieB. 
iiiothers iitid children, to the field, which may I"! Iftken a* ». sign that 
the i»i)pulation is l»eeoniing to some extent settle*!. Tiie dryuusa of 
the country, the long sandy plains, the monotonous aspects of the 
distriet, with its ever recurring eerub hu«h and ihecloudd of rwl dust, 
tvrtainly lenil no Riirliantnieiif. t^ the sci-np. Coining from a country 
■with a heavy rainfall and eudless rivers and streams — 1 was for two 
monlhu in the Malay Peninsula 1 must tell you — the scarcity of water 
uppean^d more extreme by noai|)ariHon. To ww large rewfrvoini, lately 
eonstnicted by the Oovemment at heavy expense, located ah)ag the 
road at various distaotH^a apart — to see these large tanks waiting for 
the rain which seems never to fall ; to observe the condensers being 
enH:t<*d in all likely p1aeei>; lo noticn that each wagim carrier ittt 
vatcr tuuk and nearly ever)' foot pajjsengcr his little canvas water bag. 
could Dot fail to appear remarkable. Water along the road ouata 
from Cd. to 9d. por gallou. 

"The road, which is nothing more than a track through the heavj 
ttand of the scrub bush, is being greatly improved and Btraighteuea 
by the Govemmeul, and where it is )>eing opened ulouguide of the 
telegrupli line lilthi can lie tiuid against it. In Home placet!, however, 
the nearv jolting of the coach over stumps, the nearness of the trees 
and the knowledge that two coaches had lately Ijeeu capsized, forcibly 
8Uggest4.-d that it would be a gpeat advantage if some of the uieu couhl 
be takpji off the new workii U^ n-move some of the exeeptionally bad 
Bttimps and to fell a few trees which render the road so uucomfortaldo 
and dangerous. The acixtmmodatinn on the road, especially at the 
Half-way Honse at Boorabin, where we passed the night, is extremely 
comfortable, though of necessity somewhat rough. 

" Coolgardie, as it i« ap]>roaehed, jireseutis a remarkable appefl,rance. 
A large number of t^-nt* luv B^.nttert.-d alxtnt in the immediate vicinity. 
The township itself is rajiidty spreading, and from a collection of tents 
some montha ago is now a very presentable town of iron and wooden 
Iniildiui^s fonm-d inU) dlrcela. Alrtrady there is a large population, 
and I have no doubt that in a very short time it will Ix> one of the 
roost poptiJons and important of any of the mining centres. The 
assemhia^ at the table of the principal hotel includes all grades, all 
aorls and conditions of men — Imnki-rs, H|M.'culatr>rB, eapitalisU, agents, 
engineers, lawyers, miners, couch-drivers, professional jumpers and 
loafers. The population is, I was given to understand, miiet and 
orderly. Never haviug been on an Australian goldficld uefore, I 



antinipated from Lliy numcniiifi accounts wliich I hiTo ly-ad at various 
times iti KOUiL- of the niTiodit-uU iind nuvfLi, tu havi> mvn a ^^n^ Ji*al 
of rowdyism aud trouulu. Instead of this, even-thing uppednrd most 
orderly, aud tbu 8tri»U(^ feeliiij^ whidi exials amougst the tniuers 
agaiusl thicviug and riotoiiH ot'udiiiit renders life iii cainp very secure 
from auDOvane^s from tbese 8Piirct*s, whilst Uie inarvidlim*; t-Hinati? at 
this portion i>£ the year malien it extremely eojovable. Thi^re arc 
Conntaut urrivals of niiui-rM from diMlaiit piirtti of the fields, brlnj^ju^ 
jK'wt* of fresh dificoreinoH. with sptMiiuieus to corroliorat*^ their words. 
Frequently the excitement is very considerable. A larife uumlx'r of 
uiiiient ait' alnavs n>ady to make a start at a moment's notice for any 
new find, aud tliere pn-viulu about the eomniuiiity a eontimial air of 
rcMtlesaneBH. I'roepecriiu^ j^artieH art.- to be Been e«jiiip[»cd with cnnieU 
for long jaurneys. or with other methods of couveyauee when the 
dii^tanees to be trareUed fire ntrt. i«) ((reat. Tlie tupfdy of c-amels is 
somewhat limitM. The price of pa^'li camels is about .£60 a-pitH^u, 
and driving eaniels rinfjte fryiu X\W upwaitls and even ai thai 
price are very diffiruli to (^d. It uiav be of interest to know that 
Mr. Pit%'id LindMiy, the well-Iiuuwn exphn-er, UM mv that his oimida 
once Went 35 dayn wilhuut water, exeept for seven pdlona in the 
mWdle of that period. The Ci>Ht lo keep a horse i«, 1 was told, fi-om 
JS3 ISs. to Ji^ per w<H-k. A bmm-h of the Society for the PrcYcntion 
of Cruelty to Animals lias ]>een form«'J, and liiui already taken action 
where coaes of cruelty have been reporU-d. 

"In viHitiug the distriet arouud Coolgardie no one isiu fiul lu bo 
stnu'k with the (general uiincralieed asixtct of the cinintry. the odniir 
of the »oil in'lieatiuff the prcaenw of ironstone. Perhaps the most 
reiuarkablt! thiuK 1« ihc lurj^- (luudx-r of uiincB vou see eommeneing 
work. Alrendy 1,000 It^aaes have Invn npi'lied for, no T liave Iven 
inform-.'d.iu the Coolgardie district, and allowing that 300 — which I am 
informed is a fair average— may poB-'siblv W dii'i>ped there will remain 
about 700 miues whii-h the owuem are satisfied to work under the 
expenses tlie laltour condittons eutiiil. Unlike niost mining districts 
there was Itardly a 8iuj,'le mine which I visited but had yiehlej 
gjiod 8pe»inien«, naL of |>ennywei^lilK but avera^'in^* ounces to the ton. 
The splendid uiine at Bayley'is Reward furaishes eouvineinj,' jiroofa 
that I ue rich ore continues to a considerable depth. At 205ft. tho 
n*vf is sbll vmy rich and shews no signs of girina out. Up to the 
3IbL July il hiU (uruL-d out 30.2l>0 o7.8. of Rold and paid ^"5.(500 in 
divideuds. The Londonderry disfovery. witli its magnificent aurifer- 
oas stone, in also pi-oved to a depth of 7&rt. to be as rich as at the 
aurface. At tUo Wi-allh of Nntiono at 30ft. the rdvt in aUo said to 
be slif^wn, aud tliere can l>e little doubt that in this district not only 
in the ore wondrous rith but it ia gt-neraliy continuous in depth. So 
far as I could form a jud^ieut I should call it good reefing eountry 
and not alluvial. True, that at HaiinairH and Mime uf the olber ylmvn 
I visited, gold is discovered in atluvinl. but compan-'d with what has 
iK'en found in the other colonits it is limited in quantity, and people 
who eome here expe«:tiug to got alluvial are. iu more cuhch lluui not, 



MkeU U> W- (lisapi»nmt»'J. (}oitd oii^'(>t''tM art- froostaDtU- Wini* jiickwi 
ii|> mil) in tif)tni.> |ilHrf*s ih^y txw rompamlivolr {ili>iitifiil, Imt uul Hufli- 
cieot t-o malce tbe jtet-kiug of tlwiu pnvable to ti Inrjif*.' p«'[>ulation. 
Therf wii8 very litlU- uiaohmery iti«t«l(i;<l i>ii Mn- fitOtl. T naw the 
niaubincry at BiivU'v'u and t.h«? I*HnklaHt at thi- 'IViIUts Miu*.-. oa woU 
u<* till' mufliinery ui some «if the oilier mines. On the road comiinf 
down. T H»w twii linilerH ^roiiitr U* the fielii. Other madiiiierv has bei^n 
oi-duri'il aiut wnulcl aMxixt m tbt* |i«>nitiuit.-ut <levi-lopiti<ml of thu field. 

" One of the most interesliujf exi.«erieiife(« I obtiiiaed was in the 
iii8i);ht which wax u^orthil nic of Ihe I'haructer of the miners. 
Oiirinn soTeral h>ni; walUs 1 Iiiid manv emivTrsntions with men inaHRiiif; 
anil n'-]ta«sinji, and 1 was «reatlv stnu-V with thi* fine xtunip uf tiuin 
wUieh Ihe fftn-i JuIp miner apiH^ant to Ik-. Many of llieni have bis- 
lurii'H juid have at uiie time or !inolherl>*>en in vitv diffi-reiit potiitioitH 
"f life. Oiiir fwitiin.' that »nr^)riiw.'<I tnv wu* the lar^i.' niimlterof voiniic 
men of posifiou who were workiuL' in diffeivnt places as or«iiriarv 
miners. lu miujc mint>>), sneli iih niiyli v'*. a lar>;e iiiiiid»*r had 
ithtuiui'd emplovnu-nl. whiUt in other niim-B one freipienilv funw 
ii>'i-<iH8 e;i*-H when- Iwo or three are wurVini: tuj^i'ther, e»rrviiiif nn the 
retpiiremente ul the miuea witlumt tin- aid of a Mnfijle pmelieal miner. 
lu fael-, I vifut tutrrv to bear manv mine ownera eomplain l.hiit if. in 
Mill verv diflicull to ^.-t miftjrieul reully uoi>dnkilled workiuu iiitners. 
The eainp foUowen* and loafers an? a elas* by thomsf'lves and ate rery 
UifTerent. t^» the h-tfirimiile miner. All Hi>i>kf of llif wouderfn^ riehness 
of tliLK atirifenniH cuuntrv. Tlie (pxiit drawhaek. and one which is 
di**w.'niny of thr nnwl aetive exertion of ihe (rovernment to overcome, 
itt th«- waul, of wat<-r and tbf jfreat proliU-ni which existu in dealing 
with the »tre. There cnu Ik; no doubt that this will he overcome 
WM)ner or later, but Ibe diffieiilly mmtt not tie disn-j^a-rded. I viaa 
f;la<t t4> Itiini that the (Tovrrnmeiil inConded lo Kink :),0<H)ft.. and 
the a|iei-iul Iiorint; mru-bine - tbr Kn.ufTnKin l«or>T -is iit>jirinn the sit*" 
wber«' tbf bore will be put down. If pk-ntv of -vater. wbuther 
JMllt f>r frcfh. enn I"' otilaiued. I ben a (frwil deaJ of tnmbh* will he 
overitiiiie and many of the miners will huvf eoutidt-'nce lo jjo deejHT 
in Ih'-ir own Khiifts in sean-h of the priTi.m* fluid. If. however, water 
cannot lie jjot in HufRei.-nt tpmntitieM. The or*- will ba?e to be i-arried 
Iiy mil — ait it is now duue at Broken Hill down to the Swan and 
there twalc'd. 1 have no f»"ar hut that the solulioii of the diffii-ulty 
will l»e found, iit ^onu- fonn or another. iif-Heviotr txa I do, tlmt 
iWia viisl f;oli]lield will devt-lop and •'\]iiuid in h manner hitherto 
unknown. I tliini; it would be niiint U-nclleuil if Home nifaiis <-oiiId lie 
iiihipu-d to pivveut iinHiHuid. 'wild-cat.' nndertakiu^fs Ix*in« flouted 
nnd over-(-apiluliM'<1 in the Kn^^litih markitt, tbnni|;li bo^uK ri'presen- 
talionn <titHiRti-<) by want of knowlcdut' on the [itirt of the invest4ir 
Whether it wonhl \<v poniiihle tn form a hnul eommittee from which 
information could It^* rt-adily ohtulned by the smaller Investor. I know 
not, hnl I think Oiat some sneb seh<'nie is worth eonKidemtion, qk 
many of the invetit-ont eann*)! afford to ]wiy oxperta to visit the pro|>er- 
tics plu4-«-d Miid'-r offer and fiift the yoo I fr«>m the l>ad. The inveifj- 
liny of .npilul into pni|it'Hif'i whirb Itavc nothing; to n-comuiend them 



bat tbe spc^iona Blat^ments in i\tv firo«}ii!Otu»eii,,inuitl intlitute a^iuM 
the rva\ pr()(^n?«« imd Jev<*lM[inn"nl of Ihc fifltl, 1 may U* miiitakcji, 
hill I (]ti not Ih'Iii'V*' tlial fin^v mnatt'ur, or iii<li.H<<l any exj>4*rt. cau pn 
on to tlie ^'oldti^ld aDj «ev the aunrt'n:<u« uatiirt> of tlie iM-untry 
ADil ihi? iniliL':ttiuii8 of such a (.itntiuiiuiiH clianu.-t''r iu> an* shi-wn 
in tlii> upli'ixli'l liHJiti, witlxMil iH^iiit; fitiviitittl nf tlif |M'riiiiin<*i)04- 
of tlif He!*J and tht immeu*? fortune wliivh are tfinluiiitHl iu 
tlie initnr rwfs thivtiij;h<iul the field. Cniuui;t hs I so rci^vutlv 
hfivo from tliu vu»t jiin)flt« aud fi^>r(jrt'(^ii-4 tropicitl vpgftntina 
of the Mulay Ppninffnla. I hav.- I#*t>n (rrvAtlv struck with tji* 
diffti'eui'n- thin nr)nntry prfg^^ntH. In lbt> Peninsum ytni hiii'o a ruin- 
full, aTfragiiiK from, at TnipinF;. 152 im-Wa, to that at tlir tjilmaiu^ 
m)m*« of }j2 inches, with rivere anJ Ktri-amH and emllesa facilities for 
ej-UBbiug* and treating' tho uold oros. Rut at OtMil^jardio yon hnvp a 
ruiiifaJl varying fniiii 5 to 1*2 iiichtts, lUid the waler iit only <i)>luimthlr 
in limitcl ijunutitiva from mmkH arttuQil tht' buoett of lumm out('ru|w 
of ).;raitito actiu^ tm a i-att-hiaent for the rain water. With thiit cki'ejh. 
tioii ill) \\n- wattT i« ohlained thrmi^h roDih-liHt-rs from Uie Halt Ukea, 
whi'.'li. howt'v.T. are nearly always dry. In ihe Malav Hpninwila ymi 
bud one ^freat elt^iuent of production, chea|iDeit8 in the price nf lalxxir, 
whiiJi hy the t^mployment of the iiuirh-nhiiwit ('hiiiaumii, only aniMUiil« 
Ui mtn, pi-r month Hen.' yuii have lo pay X3 [Ok or JC^ [kt w^-ek. It 
IH int«'r<.-stinir to note also that in South Africa, with ^how tfoMfieldn 
you have [KTha|m enjN'cially lo irotu|x't4-. KaOir lalitur in uhlninnlde at 
JCTt [tt r month. A^un, in the Malay PeiiinHuln yoii hare the ntulejy 
cUi'linnt aj the beaat of hunh-n, iTaflhim; thn>uph the jutinle with it* 
litad of Grewood. Hen- yoti seit the [itauvful mid lMii<;-hu(Ti'nn>{ i-amel 
with thf> horae of eivilittatinn (uiryinii^ iIh jHU'k or dra^^iii^ it« wa^iio 
oTer tsumdr but fnirlr ijrood nuidii. Iji the tropical jun^'le^ you ivre 
fturroutiJed hv wild Iteaats of every deitcrit>tion. ti^>rs. Itears, paiilheni 
on land, ami rrrN*iMlilea in the river. Hen- your ouly Injuble- 
nudoiibli'dly a ^n^nt niiiifiiiiie — is the domestic Utile auiiual. the 
motise. jwfD iu nueh numlx-m iu the hush and l*>wu, and miner* t-jiu 
jiuM thruu|j:h the diiitriL-t wilhotil any dauber lo life or liud>, providing 
only thev carry their twi^r of water But with (hone diflr»T«.'nee«. some 
of them in your favour and others not. thfre if one inimeust- ailvuutiif^ 
you iNiHseaa— the uileme richiie«« uf yotir ore an txiniimiri'd to aJmoiit 
uny tilhiT i-iiuntry. When- in the w.irld have piUUielilii ever Ui-Ji 
di*i«>veR'd oxteudini; '»vcr hundreds <.f square mdi-n uikI with riohen 
rackoDeil in ao mitny mine" liv do many tiuncw to lln- ion. and Uol wu- 
liue^l Id men-ly i>ii*itptimml (-a<<e«. but up]nn<iitly xpread bnmdcMDt 
»>Tor this (jfirnt iiriw y It iKN-in« to me. HiM-itliinj; a*« an iiiniiteiir, noi ix» 
AUex|nTt, that you have a if<ddfieldexei^*di]i){lv rich, aud wlu-u theiN.dn- 
liou of the iliHieiilly of tn-nlin^ (he ore u found you will have il 
«pleudid fuliire Ix'fore yoii. aud I am ivrt^iiu tlial Wottertt Auittmlin 
han the proti]<ect of U'eoiiiin^ ihe itn^nttrsl of the ^old.prxvidiitu 
11)11 111 riemif the world, and bidti fair to help uiohI miiterially in forre<t- 
iH;: that im'iit ftp]>re<-intion of the [irtH?iou» nu'lnl which idl tin.ineial 
authorities ackli'>wli>d|;e i« the gf-ni eniinr i-f tin* pn*»«-nl ii'nuoere.al 
dt*pmMioii thrnti^hciiil tht> work)." 

No. 4.— Vol. HI.— 2nd November, 1894. 


POMPENSATION for loss by exchange— long talked about, 
long looked forward to, aod much wanted — has really come 
at last ; at least, it has been settled, and we hope will soon be 

Lkttees have been received from Mr. Treacher from Colombo. 
The passage up to this point had been a good one. Mr. Treacher 
refers to the pleasure which both he and Mrs. Treacher have felt at 
the presence of so many friends, at so late au hour, at the Bailway 
Station to see them off when leaving Kuala Lumpur, and expresses 
their warm appreciation of the kindly feeling thus shewn towards them. 

H.E. Majob-Genebal Jones-Tauohan, c.b., arrived in Kuala 
Lumpur last Sunday, and is st-aying with Mr. Rodger at the Resi- 
dency. He inspected the Sikh Contingent at 7 a.m. on Tuesday 
morning on the Parade Ground, in column, in " service " order (which 
bore traces of the recent Pahang Expedition). After inspetttion the 
two companies " marched past," and formed up in their original posi- 
tion, when blank cartridges were served out. Attack and defence 
were than practised in the Residency Grounds, after which the con- 
tingent returned to their Barracks. 

Mb. and Mrs. Caulfeild arrived from Taiping on the Slst October, 
and have been guests at the Residency. Mrs. Caulfeild returned to 
Perak on Monday last by the Government yacht Esmeralda (Mr. 
Caulfeild having previously left overland), which was despatched to 
Port Weld to bring Lieut. -Colonel B. S. F, Walker. c.M.a., Com- 
mandant Ist Perak Sikhs, who arrived on Slst ult., in connection with 
the enquiry to be held by the General Officer Commanding, S.S. 

Mb. Arthur Keyser, Collector and Magistrate, Jelebu, has been 
a guest at the Residency during the week. 

Mb. A. S. Baxendale, who has been absent on leave for some 
time past, returned to Kuala Lumpur on the 27th ult. We are very 
happy to say that Mr. Baxendale, whose health made it necessary for 
bim to apply for leave, is now in first class-condition. 


It has Un'u dei-iilfd t« girt- a St. Au(lrew*B OiomT io KuoJa 
Lumpur, Imt we are a» yet uiiaWe to i^vv tilt* detaiU of iLe atran^e- 
mento. It ivitl inuHt Likt'lv ini.'tiid« a dance, aud will bp held at the 
Selaujtor Cluli. Tlif laat St. Audrt-w's I>iiinfr nivyii in [CuaU 
Liita|tur va& iu 1390. it was hM in thi' Court H<m»(>, wliiiOt hail ilu'o 
hifvn newly o)N!DeiI ; Mr. Muniiy CainplM'll was in the irltair. 

T«K rei-ent journev <jf H.E. the Governor rhiou^li Paliau^ wa« 
fhrouifled ii) the Fre>' Ptvi>» hi a wries of i-liatly ai-tii-lfM, i'on1ainin|r 
murli tofunnatioQ in an amuHinh' uud rt-adaMe form. These artieli*s 
liUTf now Ik'i'H ivjirintefl an u pamjihlel, the writer beiuif Major H. R. 
MfCullllIII. E.E.. V.U.'i. 

We puliHsh a letter from "A Visitor," wlm diir« uoi appear 
to be HiitiHfit>d that everii'thtng in lliis thriving and doiiriithiug Stale 
of S(.>Uu^or it( mauuKC'd jimt nti well na it uiij<ht Ik*. The lunding at 
KUtiii<, and the town itsidf, did not seem t4) impresa him favonrahly. 
hut uo doulil our chief i>ort will produi'* itit own ihainpion — we wen» 
anrjiriswl Ui ivad ahcmt " imswopt street*," We have often Uvn an 
ainuHeil witnrRH of the inu*! lutd yelling niKli fur luggtige at our rallway 
KtatiouH (exwpt upon those few i>mu«ious when we huvt* Ix-eii inTNonallv 
eugaged in it), and have nfifii womlcred liow loiii* it will In- Iwfoi-e 
come aort of reform is limnght iihont in thin dirertion. As regardu 
the gharries jiud gharry-poDJes whivh ply for hire in the street* of 
Kiialft Lumpur, rmr Correnpt'iident will lisivo the symimthy of most 
IMMiph'. Tin- gharry-jiony is a siilijwt upon which we liave t<melie<l 
in these [KigeK more tlmnonee; aiid wi- cau only reit^-nito the belief 
that the hetti way of efleLting u real iniiiroveineut wuuld tm to 
estAhlirth a branch of the S. P. C. A, in Kualii Lninpnr- That ancli 
a di»gmeeftil vehicle as that descrilx-d by "A Visitor" should 1m.' 
allowed to ply for hire and we nil know llmt su<'h veJiicles di> ply 
for hire — and yet at the snnie Hme to hove n licensiug authority 
with insijectors. etc., only shews that one may poitsess a broom ami 
yet havt? a dirty room. The strange thing alNnit it i» that boil n» 
tliey. the gharries and iionieit, an?, it is often a matter of the gn-utest 
diffii-tilty Io obtain tht-ir w.*rriii'». As u rule, the OhiiU'Sf driver is 
the wonit offendiT, Ihi- gharries driven by MrIiivh are always the 
cJtfOiirr mid uaually drawn by an animal not quite ao bad. We livn 
iu hopes of Hvcing aonie impruvvmeuL: there ia plenty of room for it. 

Tbk Half-yearly General Meeting of theSelungorClnh wan held on 
Saturday, the 27lh ult., Mr, Berrinyton. Viee-Pn-sid.-rii. bt-iug in the 
Cliair. Tlu' following report fn>m the Oimniittee wae phuvd l«>fore 
the nwmliera: — 



'OitSTHtJitK, — Your C'>mmitti;o Kfj to Ia>- Iit-fowyou thu tuiuU hiUf-yoiirljr 
:JUilcim'nU of Aocouule. t^huwinf- Ihr liittanco in rnrour of tho CInh on the Irt. 
of Oi'iolo'r, 1M>I : Iho W«rkiii({ Acwiint for the jirfvioin «!x month*; nnd ttio 
Eftftnai^s for thi< ciirrynt lisU year. It will l)e seen th^t Xhv Club hai slightly 
tuipriivLHl u|iOR ita pottilion nt tbv lUte of Dii- Lut lujnju-e vheut. Our liiibilttica, 
it is triM*, liavu Ihtu iucroaiftxl l>,v iiyHA'Ji Uit vtu- jumvl^, arti*r di'tluctin^ Uie 
tiniiJ allowance for di^rociiitioa, have nt tlic iiauie tinio bivn iDn\«iwd by 
9Ai.'.14, which Wtw im in ii tn^tii-r jHrnition tlmn that, of lii«t April by $212. 
Six uiontliaaKfi wo wt-rv aM« to shi-w » [uofit of ?I.0O0 lor thii i>ivvit.iw hiilf- 
ytwi'. but it was ])uiDti<il out nt tlm Uiw. tlmt S^Sd of tliix vwi a. Govi<riuiiPnt 
etmtributi'in for tlio wiioln yi.-nr. f rtvlitorl tn htue to that half-yuar'a iwiL-iomit, am! 
$aOO of it wa« not pnrt of ordiniu-.r revemio. but «n "Id d»?bt recovered. Anii 
ih'.» lift]f-y«ir iro ha»<; had to luovH the now chargo of ilW for tlifl Secretary's 
salary, wlucb has niduot'd Iho net profits tn tho $212 uipnliotusl nliovo; our 
t/^UU a'<iHl« now pxci'i'ilini; our tritnl liMtiilili^'^ by $<1,157, n» nn^iiist tht* bnUrinj 
of tS.f^i^ flix-wii ill A|>ril last. That the liabilities uf tin* Cttib haw b«vn 
itK'n>nat>il iu«ti':t<l of titiuiiiishvl in <la« to till- iw»;ouiits of soiuv of tliv iiii>Dibura 
not liaving biv>a jiropcrly paid, wliidi lias delayed thpsptUitig with hoiiip of our 
emtitori. Tho St'orotary hms strict instTUttions ua to cnforein^ the ViiW deal- 
in); with ovi-rdm' account*. Thf prolitn iiiimK- on tlif iliffrn-nt kintbi fit liijuorji 
linviug Ih»q fijuad to vary largvly, a ri'TiiioiltArifi' tiai^ bwn introdii^^Ml to brinf; 
thiitu into ^niiral n|iprnxinmtiaii, Tlu' ri>ll ul iiii-mlvi-rs h;w iui.-pi'»u«ed fiiiiu liVH 
in April hwt to 17-* on 1st October. >!r, FtnttonliM-h Inw iidiU'<l to our oblign- 
ttons to biiii by prc^'Htinti UM witli a consi'Vmlde aiini of money, which has 
Iwi'n oxpt-ndvd in lUTuuntam't' with Ida wisW^, in ordtrrin^ a Ditinur Surviiv 
from ICnhr'And. Th*> t hnnlcA nf tho t'nniniittif ari* alao due to Messrs. K. M. 
Ak'xandor and W. E. Venning. ?■>!■ hnviiiil kindly given th<-ir iK-n-ioM aa 

The accouuls for llie lialf-vt-ar 31st March to 1st Ortolvr and the 
pfltifiiiilcK for tlip following nIs iiiootli!' witi* ]>ut to tht> iniitdiii^ iiufi 
[)aa!M-d. Mi'MMrA. BlxU-n, HoIiulb, Puxcn lUid Rumi?!! and Captain 
Lyou8 Wfiv tdL'cted iw MeinlM-rs (if Comiiiittt'o ; the two Meitjlx-rs of 
tho CotniiiiltiH.- to Id- iiomiiiuU-d liv GiivcniiiR-nl have nnl vi-t bi-en 
aj'poink'il. A rote of thai)ks (o tlu? Chainnnti Icrniinatccl tin* pnn'i'vd- 
iDgs. A nicetin^ to rtnifirtii tho iiiitiul4>.s will hel<1 on SaturUuy. lOtli 

Mtt. Ketsek, Collector iind Majristnilf, JeU'bii, relates the follow- 
iii^f iiicirlt'iil ill hia r>-]iort for Sl■|'t^'lnlH^r : - Wliilcat diiiut'r the ewwnd 
uight afior inir arriviil at. Jcniiii,'. w*' 1»'>'1 "f'Ts tliii! u miin hiul br*>Ui,'Iit 
the Unly of hi* smui fnmi Juutai, a villa^t' a littlr vi\y up the river, 
the hoy baviuj; thiit inomhij; Imh*u JtilU'«l Itr a tij^er. Tlie mwwenj^er 
was quickly fallowtfj Uy the man himself, who told iis the followiug 
story. At II in tlir uiDriiiiit; hr and hi« son. a boy of about 13 
vears old. vtrrv sitttui,' bv tbo riviT dryiuij tln'miwlve-i iu the suu after 
fisliio^. There nr^ no jiin!;I<' for s">iii* distati<x\ ouly sboit graas. A 

:a the <;ELaxgoe jorRyAL. 

hrrri of li(iffa.l-.n^ vAs L.Ta^inj' li'ii-tlv -jk'se bv. He li«ard no sonnd- 
aci ni>thin.' imiiiu.il at:ni.:rr<l his arvution. bat hapf^ninij to look 
round b*: wm hurriS^ril t.. »*:*■ th^ h,..U'i 'jf his bov ia the month of a 
tisftT. Hff immrduttifly ariZ'^'i th»r N-.7 I-v the arm. and tried to poll 
hiTn away, but rhr ti^r^-r -iid iii-t !-: _'•:>. TU-^n he Lit the tiger with 
hiH [laraiitr and. losini? his fi;';'riiij. iAl d-^wn. It was the noiae of the 
Hcuffit; thar alarnwd the l'uffal'»;», wh- thm. tV-r the first time becoming 
awarft of thf> pr^arrn-t- •■f tb- tiir-'r. nm away-. 1h*t man. still holding 
on Ut the lnjy's arm. ^trTii:k tli-^ ti^rer thi>.*r^ more bl-'-ws on the head. 
but his paranir wa» HTnall and Munt au-l t-annot have done mocfa 
damas^e. At th>^ la^t blow he ^'avt;. the ti::r*'r relinquished hii hold 
and trottt.'-'l off. Thr }y<y was. <>f ojurs*-. quite Jcad. Kk then broof^ht 
the Jjody down the riv.rr. We went with him ti> see the body, which 
I>r. Bniild'»n very .'arefuUv examin-'d. As the ("■•y lay on his back 
there was n>ithin:^ to iu-li<-ate h^iw h>' had Iven wijunded or met bia 
dfrath. but wh.-n h»r was tiimeil round it was -se^n that his skull wbm 
^■njfth*^! and the Ljwer portion of it ;;'iQe, It would U- interesting to 
rea<I a n-port from Dr. Braddun on th._' subject. The wound waa cut 
clean as tliou^h i.-.ir>rfuUy done with a hharp iD^itnuuetit, There wmi 
one Hmtill wound on th*; l^i,'. t-viileutly uiven by tUi- paw of the faeaat. 
Mur-h sympathy was shewn f..ir the nian whi> had so biaTelj 
attempti,"! to savtj hi.s i.hild — wh^i. thouiih he i-alled bini his child, 
was, it ai»peared, his nephew. The next <,lay the iK'y was buried, aad 
l)r. Brad'lon and I attended thf ceremony. whi>-li was simple and 
iinprertHive. The In.y'h uucl<' bore the ill-oni.'Ue-l name of Yatim. 
He told UH tbut lilt- fath'-T had bi-fu killed by an elephant. We also 
b'amt Hometbiii'.^ of hifl own histiiry. This was the third time he had 
fought a tiL"'r and U^ateu it off. onee with a ]>aranLr and oni.-e »ith a 
"turnlKik lada"; and he had also si;en two other men taken and l>een 
iinabU; to aHsist. Hin own father was seize«) by a tiijer wliile walking 
with }iiiri in the juuj^He, and be. after lieatiu^ the animal off. eliml>t>d 
inU» a tn* with the Iwdy of the dead man and left it there while 
he wrnt. for help. Th<^ ptxir fellow was very despondent, and 
(■orirb)<l<-<l by wiyint; h(^ Huppo.sed it would W his own turn next. 
When wi- left, t.lie [n'ople of Jt'rani; were ^oing to Juutai to set trapH 
for Ihf t.ii,'r;r, and I promised to provide a j^oat for a deeoy. There 
arK (»nly four or fire jteojde at Juntai and if tho tii^er is not captured 
they will probably abaudi^n their newly-u^tened settlement. Manv 
other ti^'Ts have Imh-u met with reivntly, and from all ai^-ounta 
thi'V W'-in more bold than usual and do not ruu away as is thin.'- 
c:uHt4im. Thf wt-athcr is unusually dry. which probably arfouuts for 
this, an Ihi^ Meent will not lie and wild animals must find it difficult 
1o hunt for foiNl. 



VkUt in. uf tlie BrricB nf articlos Od "Coffuo Ploutiu^ " is llsiLVDid- 
nbW beld D?or. 



A SPORTING Correspondent writes: "What bna Uiip|R'ned to 
till? 8i>«irttuj» wmmimily of Kiiala Lumimr V Verily tliey 
e«cbew all pames Hkt* the plajiUL-. Cricket is au iil«(olulely 
(Scad IftU-r; ou«* a wtfk an atli*iii|)t is miulu lo g«?t »]» a inatr.li, 
Imt tlu' result has 1»et*n for ii lony wUile a most laineutuMc 
failure. J* id true thai for some three mouths past the rain has com- 
mi'UL-ed fallinpr every Saturday just at 2 o\rIock with mifuilitt;,' rtigu- 
Urily iiiid vigour ; hut, nu the other Imnd. tlie ahsenw of all att4^'iiipt« 
at i>ra>.-tisiii^ on other iIuvb is most tnm'ked. Koutlmlt Iuih it» small 
cirtrle of entliiwiasta. but bevond a fertalK |"Jiut tbey make no lou- 
Tcrts, Still, then* i(> a )^t.w<[ deal more life in the ^Lim> than in the 
Cttrii'ature of erieUet that ohtnins hero at present. It would Ik? an 
cicollcnt jiUn to induee some of the Malay i>oUce or other natives 
to join in. A uuinlier of them iiiako Vi'ery ereditubln phiyere and 
would do away with the present- eighl-a-side pames that arc hucIi 
a tax ou one's wuid and eiidttnini:!e. Au umpiiv itbould always 
be prevent when football la played. So miLUy jxiint^ oiv <»>ti- 
tinually rroppiii^' nil wIutl- (a^uiiliirtio;^ opiuions an- inevitiddo, Bucb 
as 'offdido uud 'haudv,' that Horaeone to decide the c|uesUon is 
most ne(x>»«ary. — The billiard handicap nt the Behin^or Club Jh a 
nioHt wirariNoaie fani* without a partirle (if lift; iu it. Peivhune-i? it 
may end witli the old year. It is to be hoped the Club will have the 
cheque ready for the winner.— The mwnljers of (ho Khinj: Recp.'»tion 
Club have lately played teams fnjm Kuula I.um|»ur and Kuula Kubu 
at footliall. and have given a )^iod acToniit. of theiuselvea. They now 
proiK)M> to c<:>inbiue with Kuala Kuhii and rhalleu^e a mid^lle r-lattii 
team of the uietrojiolie ; I hope the event will siKm come off. —The Klan^' 
Kea<liug Room huH just lieen improved hv the fitting up of a daiii and 
the jiurchase of new furniture and lamp's. The lat*.'8t 8i;heiu.\ and a 
most cmmnieiidaKN* one, is to Ktart a email library by each memlier 
eontril»iliu!< such Uioks a» be iim swire. When a fair numK-r have 
Ihku thus obtained they will be uniformly lK)und. From this 1>egiu- 
nin^f a re«p«cta.l»lv libnu-y can no doubt in limu be tn-tjated." — Q. 

A cmcKET team from .Simj.a*i UJouj; will visit Kuula Lumpur ou 
Ihii dih iniit., t'.i play a>,'ain)i( on eleveii cjipUineil by Mr. Holmes. 
Wq understand that on Ihe evening of Friday, the !>th, then* will In> 
a dauo.' at the Selaujror Club, and that a Smoking Concert will l>c 
given there on the tollowiuff eveuiuR. The Parade Ground docs not 
nt |m'«ent look in the U'st |n»ssibli' eonditJon for cricket, owiujr lo the 
levelling operations. Much delay iu thi^ work hius been (RH»8ioued 
by tho recent wet weather; but. if next wwk is at all fair, it in lio|>od 
thul this will bu " set to rights" iu Udu< fur the match. 

•V: TlIK MELAytJOit JijiaXAL. 

Tni; A:iii;iiil <7.-:i.ral M..-.-!:i;j -i tl;.- >.!;iii^'.-r i^Vvnikhiinii Club 
wj,?. Ii.-I'l ill tli.; K'-if-Uuir K'.'.'iii -'i' -h'.- .Slr.iiu"!- CI':'-. ■•□ Saturday, 
i/tli O-'T'iU-r. i'.f't.-r tli>? r>-liiiii/.'r i.,'!;;!- iss-'-tiiiir "ii ibc sr-iiio dato. Air. 
Holm.'.s liiivinL' l't^.*n v.itt.-J :■• tli-' ».!i;iir, ili.- iiiliiuTri- <•!' the |nvvious 
iii'.-'-tiriir w.-r.- na-i uu-l ••■>iiSrn..-i. Th- «i---;iiirs !"..r ilii- year t^udin^ 
:l«itli r-tti^tt'inl-T wt-r-- tlii'ii i-lii.— 1 K-lV-n- tlr.- r.i'.i:ilors iiiiU after dis- 
(■!ift-.ii>ii w..-n- i:i>.-i*"l lis j-riuitil. Th.- iis^^t-ts .-v.-r liiiliilities lunounted 
!■» -*1.-Jl!.^. t2 \-r 'liiti/. Owiiii: !■■ :!.•■ iitt-iu-ss nf tKi,- hour aii"l the small 
iiiiiiilfi'r ('i tii'.'iiil i.Tn ifr>':<>-i;t. it ■Aii> p.-m-Ivv-.,! ti> ii'lj..:iru tho uieotiii}; 
Tl Satiiniav. th- l<'th N<'VfUil"-T. A* ili.- maltt-r:; i" li..- tkvulvd by 
tliT iii.'iiil'f-rs an- I'f i:<'!i>iil'-ral!.- iiiij-iitiiii' i'. it !» to W ln'jK-d that 
th'-v will aMfii'l ill liir:_'ir iniii:! i^;-. tiiaii ummI. A ^.-iniibir with tho 
fullowiiiL' a-_'t.'li<la has li.'t-ii |>"s:i-'.I t > all ii-.i-iiil-ers :- ill To vlert a 
iifW C'liiiiijitti-.- fwr l''S>.>: ell T« ili-i.-i^s- ih.- liiiotii.u <.if altitwiii^ 
pniftrrtsionalrt tn Tuh- ill tin- iK'Xt rat-.- im-.-tiii-j; i ■• i T.i fix llic dato of 
llii* in-xt nu:-- uit.-tiiiL' : i l-i Tu ri'ii^iiUr tin- i-r.ivlmJK- nf a Iwitch of 
irriffiiis: f-\rj To <lis'-ii-!.s aiiy i.ttlii.-r liii:>iiif>s tiiat uiay Iv brought 
iK.'foP.' thi; IU''>."tillL'. 

Thk t}iir.l Annii:il Mi'i-'tiui: of th..' S-lnn:r.ii- llilK- Assofiatiim was 
ln'Ki ill tlif K'.'a<litiir H'huu at tin- Srhni^^nr C'lul'. mi Wt'vhii'stlay. Slst 
(Ji'tol"T. Mr. MrUrr^iir in tin' <*li:iir. The r?i.'i.'ntarv's n.'iR>rt and 
iHilaii':** shci-t f'lr thv year wvr.' lai-I U-fniv tlu' ihciiiIhts iiml [lassed. 
\Vc frxtni'l tin? I'ullfivviii'^' from tin.- So(-i-t*t;iry's iv| vrt :—" After the 
Maxwell (/up C'<>iiii;vtilii>ii in St'i'ti-iiiInT nf kist vt-ar. vury little 
fliMotiii;.' wus (linit; at tin.- Kaui:*; until llit; I-'L'iiiiiin'.r of J[ninHry of 
this Vfiir, wlit^ii (■iiiiiiiifjnH-(l thi si-rii.s oi (.'i>iii|ii iiti>':is uj^unisod bv 
tlif C'oiiiinitti'f tn I'Sli'inl fmiii Jiinuary to Juin', iin-luf^iw, for ]iriKOB 
uf jL total valiK: "f ■"*l<iii. July ami AiiL,'nst wiir ilrvoti'il to jinu'tire 
fur tin- Maxwell (.'up au'l foi- tlii> Hainliri'.p v.hieli thf Oniiiinittee 
liail arniii;;<''l oil tlie Cuji shuotiii;;. The inntest fi-i- the C'np attrin.tt"d 
14 ermipetittirs an iiii]ii'ovenii'iit mi hist year, vheii tlure wero odIv 
K»'Veii, Both Cu]> ami Uantlit.'aji v-i-i-e wmi iy T. J. MeGrej^'or, with a 
scire of IHI. hy which lii' made (he Ciij) his own, liaviiii^ weji it twiei.'! 
in siiceession, acconlin;; to llie i-eiiilitionK hild ilnwu by llie i^tvor, 
til** If'iii. \V. K. I\t:ixv.vll, who has l';-eii i.luly ajipriseil <if the result. 
The botlery oil the llainlleap resulted ill a i,Min "1' ."^IS.-'i-'i I<> tlie fuiidH 
(if the Assoeiatimi. and created no litth' inteies! in the event. Iii Mav 
last llie s_\s1eni of isMiin;; aniiuuniiioii l>y (.iiiij,titis wa!> introduved 
and lias worked well. The Cuniniiltec di'eidcd In snpiily aiiiuiunition 
In iiieinlHTri iit half cost to cneouiiiL'e slmotin^. In July hixl, wrJtinjj 
from I'ahaiij,', tlie I'resideiif, Captain Lyons, liindly eucloscil a rheqnc 
for i^'^'t towards a llaiidieai'. and Ihe Vin'-Presi.lent. Mr. IJ. C. 
Iti<l|;cH. iiut;inen1ed thin with a [ uin of S2:i. The Ihindiiap will U- 
ai'niiif^'d sliortlv. In f^^epti'inher last, Mr. Quay (luan Hin ;reiierotiHlv 
iruve to the AKsoejatioii s\<H) to jn'ovido a Cup, which v,-ill l-e shot for 
during the r-oinin;^ year under conditions already I'uhlished. On the 
reHiiIt (if the Maxwell Comiielitioii Iiecnmin^r known, by M-hieh the 
Asswiation lost the Cup. Mr. U. H. Hone, of the Malay Staten Tin 



Miiiiiii; ConipMnv. hi unoe liandiKl over u (.-Iteque for S50 tu pwvido a 
uuitaltlt- [irizf for o>m|>etituiu. Thy (xmiinK vt'ar stHrts wiih a liritjht 
outlook for tlu' AsfsoLiiitiou. Id Octolvr. 18^3, tbe memlwruhip wns 
!i2 : Imt rtincf Ibat linu' 17 havn wtthdrnwn or have lKM>n Htrufk off. 
\7 now iiu-uilters have U'c-u adiniMod, iiinkm^ (hf total the 8amt' as 
luht vear, 32; tbJs iiiclutJeii tive noii.roiidLMil ui^nnbeiv. who an; uon- 
BiiliwrilHTK," Tlu- followiiii; ((ffHvrB ivcrt' vU-i:l4'd : -Prwdenl, Q»\ii. 
y. W Lvmis : Vire-Prrmiient. Dr. K. A. O. Tmvers ; Com mitife. Mcstfrs. 
T. J. AK<Jre^.r. C. K. Comia<'. K. C'lim-t^r. K. A. J. Bidwi-ll and 
A. Betk; Hon. Sacrrlury ami Trrottirfr. Mr. J. Browu. Votes of thauks 
lo ihi- ilotiorK of |)r'ui'8 wen* (tasst'il, und Messrn. Qtiav Ciitiin lliii luul 
(i. H. Hone wert' rit'cted Hunorant* Memlwrs of 1h)> Ansociatioii. 
Aft^r tmnsacline other bu3iQ<?itB the meeting termiuATt-d uad tht^ q<-w 
Couiniittot" held a nhort biMjuk suul fixi-tl tht* da,te of tlic Hundti-ap for 
Crtptain F. W. Lvous' and Mr. H. C. RiJj^cs' iirires -24th and 25th 

AiTKKDitD an- lh'_* rfHiilt.8 of Ihf 2nd aJid 3rd draws of the Bulaugor 
Cliib Bilbnr.l llundicaiJ: — 

2Kb RorxD. 

Playur. I'ltiat^. 




S. W". Daviu . + 10 b«jit 

\V. Mitdn-n ... 



A. BitI; .. -^ 40 .. 




... 184 

H. Hnltcohiich... + 176 .. 

f}. Cummiu}» 



... 203 

D. Mattreath + 12o .. 

ir. S. Day 



... 170 

E.J. Ri.e . + 35 .. 

W. BovL'r 



... 221* 

C. P. An.-hiiiit ... + 2(1 .. 

A. C. Harjvr ... 



... 227 

K. W, Nouljioiuurr iHTuti-h ., 

,1. S. H. Fiviich... 



.,. 223 

n. F. Nfubroiiuer + 4(» .. 

D. Afria 



... 170 

A. £. Yxc'lman B>e 

3bd RoDNt>. 

A. Betrlc 4* 40 lieat 

A. E. Yxflnmn ... 



... 183 

L'. V Anrhant ... + 20 .. 

S. W, Davis ... 



... 34<l 

E. W. Ncubronner ncratfh „ 

D. Macron* h 



... 18-5 

E. .T. R,..L. + s-*; .. 

H. F. Ni'tihrouuor 



... 212 

H. Hruteniia*-!! ., . Bvt- 

KKAD LODOE, No. 2:137. 
Akkval Installation Meetimo. 

fOLLOWlNO I'liJBO on llie (wrt'inonv of thn comki-ralioD of the 
New ManoiiK- Hall oaine the lustiillatiou Meeting, tuid ultlioii^'h 
llio numliers ultoiidtng ou Uio 22ud ullInK*. whon only MaHonu 
w<;r«.' jti'oHent. worie nothing Uko ihat of tho prL*ceiling Monday, 
yet. iht" attfuOam-o was fairly Iiirj;o, und I'lTiik wad Sini^iipori' I>i>d|{<-s 
were reprownleH. W, Bros, CaiilfeiUl and Oil«ou and Bro. A, W. Bomu 
boiniyr pn'.wut in addition to st-reml loi-al visitura. The Lod^e wus 
oi^eued Iwfure (i p.m., and uftcr au initiation had taken ]ilaee, 



Bro. RuBBoll was iutrtidltHl as Vanter for tfa^ ensiling rrar, W. Bro. 
'BttndcrKou nclintfns liimtiLlling Maxtor, as^iated lir W. Bnw Caulfnid, 
Watkiiu. VVoK-li luid Gitwon. After llie Iii«Tallation the Worshipful 
MiiHt<-r invi*aU*»l lim tifluvrs, aa fnIUms ; — T.P M„ W, Bro. SauJiTBon ; 
B.W.. Bro. Nu'lutliis; J.W.. Bpi. Pason; TreaBurer. Bro. Lamracrs ; 
Sourulitrv. Br<». L>ikv ; S.D., Bru. Huttonltacbt J.t).. Bro. (fro-ves; 
1,0., Bru. AC. nnriM?r; TvKt. Bw. C. Stewarl. At the lUwe of 
tl)«* T>Kl|ft.> n l»Qi)iift wiia lieU iu the Halt. The usual loyal &nd 
Miittouic (oaaw were piven : tlio Woraliipful M.i(!t»»r propoted "Thfi 
Quwu au»l tlu' CmtV ■ H H. H. tlio Prim* uf WnU«, M.WO.M.." 
nml thi' " Dist rift (Jnuiil Miu*f*-r ami Offir-Ts .if Ibe D,(», L. ; " W. Bro. 
Wokh. in i.rojxisiuti the toast of "Our Patrou. B W. Bro. Read.** 
refi'rn.*d to tin- mauv kiinlues8t>fl the lA>d«p had l»**u th? r«:ipient of 
at Mm liaiiilH (if K-W. Bro. BtAtl, and to tbr kwn iuti*rmit whii*h 
the Patron took in th«? welfare of the Lodfje; the t»R»t wa« dnink 
with Ki-eat i-nlhiwiiuiin. W. Bro, Sanderson ^troposod the "Worship- 
ful Mtti4t*-T," and W. Bro. Watkins jpivii "Visitors and Sister Lodjfes," 
wnnltsl with the name of W. Bro. Ca'dfetld, who, in replvinp, sj.»tike 
liif{hly of the vorkinj; of Hie 1«o<l^e and of the ahle and imprefisiTp 
manner in whieli W. Bro. Sanderson had diHcbarged tlie duties of 
Jnetalliu^ Muster. The toiMt of the "1. P.H." was receivi<d aud 
drunk with aci'laioation. and W. Bro. Bandenion rephed with liia 
iitfuiiJ niodeuty The toast " Piwt and Pn-sent Officers of Head Lodgi.- '* 
wan re»|)onded lo l>y Hroii, Heininy and Unttenlweb. re*tjH.'^:tively, and 
Bro, C. Stewart hmn^rht tin- list to a rli>si? with the '• Tyler'n Toagt." 
The arrauv;emen1s for the aflemooit nnd en-nin^; were in the handti of 
W. Bro, Watkins and Bnjs, Paxou and Day. The Selauj^or Band 
played in tbo porch during dinner. 

HORTLY l>efore Mr, Treacher left the State he ]»aid a viait lo 
the Mnneuni, and Mr, Kod^er, soon nftor his arrival, also 

vittiteil it ; we give below the rt'niarkit and suggestions that were 
eut*rod tu (he Museum Book on eaeh occasioD. 

Remarks and Hugge^ions by Mr. W. H. Trea^er, C.M.O., 
Britith Retident. USth Sfpitmber, 1894. 

" I hiul not Tisited the Muacura for wore than a year. I waa conr- 
ttfously shewn round the luBtitution this morning hy meral>er« of the 
Comniittoe. 1 noticed very con»ideniI>le improvement. The altera- 
itons in the boildtuK hare rendered it lees uneuitable for a Museum 
than woB formerly the com^. 

" The ilender funds at the Committee's disposal appear to have been 
jndieioTiflly expended. Better exhibition cases have been provided 
and the eoUectinns have In^en Iwtter arnuined, 

"The Committee have earned ibe )jrratitude of the pubhc. The 
question stiU remains — What \a the practical utihty of the Museum? 
Has it, aa at present arran^^, any edurational or eeononiii' value ? 
Docs it. in however bumble a way, advance itciouce and the knowledge 



nf nutiirR? Hi*eiii)f thut tlitre is a giH>(] Musi-uni at TaipiU]; on nno! 
side, and a Museum at Sm^par« on the utlicr, woulil n Muhmidl in 
this little Stal*. on a pro|>er fuotinfuf, aorre an_Y really ufief ill purpose 
or fill a ft'U want • Tlii'tic are poiulu I would' iiu^(^t for the Com- 
mittee's consideration. 

" What (ttnirJc me thin morning was that disproportionate atten- 
tion is paid lo Rtuflod animals -there is, I think, oqIv one articnlaU^d 
skeleton in the <x>lle<'t:ou8. Thvm is little to illti«trate the life of (h« 
iuhahitaiitx, iutttnitneutd of a^ric'ullu^t^ inn nufaf:t art's, fishiit|^ ptur, 
and no on. The uiiiiuralo^ca] collpctitin, for a mining; State, is remark- 
ablv poor, l.'iit stepH are Ix'inK t-aken lo remedy tliln. Neverlheloss, 
cousidiTJuj; the small cxi^-uditm-e allowed. I consider the Committee 
are to be connnitnlaled upon the resull* thev have avhieved. 

" It is iinfortimute that the building; is situated in a most unget-at- 
able comer of the town." 

S*marks and StuigtJfiions by Mr. J. P, Rodger, AcHng BrittMh 
Besidwf. im Oeioher, lS9i. 

" Vifiited the Selant^r Muitetim to-dav for the first time, accom- 
panied hs Dr. Welch and Mr. Von Donop, Cliairmou and Hon. 
Sei-retarv of the Committee. 

" I wa« a^TeeabW surprised with the exhibits. f'8[>tvially with th*> 
hirds and fishes, which reflect niuph credit nu the taxi'lermist. and I 
roujtratulatt' tho (Jommittee on the progress made since 1891, when 
tlie SeIa.U((or Natnral HiMoTT Museum wao reproitenttfd hj a few shape* 
leas animals at the Oovemmeut Offices. 

"Assuming an existing fnctn, aIthou;;h I hope that it may Iw 
possible to prevent them from continuing, that the Museum building is 
UQBuitahle, and that the availa)>le funds are sDiall. the practical question 
is — How can the best rexultHbe produV-ed with ulender resoun-ear 

"i would suffuft-st for the consideration of the Committee, that eac-h 
member should take charffc of one or more scotiona of the collection, 
that the available funds should be apportioned, and that each member 
should endeavour to fill up the gaps in his jorticular section. 

"A catalogue of the exhibits should be prcfiared, and the descrip- 
tive labelH bv' Dion^ isirefully and le^nhly uritlen. whilKt, luxtead of 
writing to tno District Officers ^nerallv. 1 would su^;^st that a 
better plan would be to a«k them individually to collect certain 
K£iecifieu articles. 

" Models of native Iwiats, fishing stakes and nets might l>e obtained 
from Klaug and Kuala Selangor; specimens of woodfi. gutta and gums 
from Kuala Laugat; of 8akai musical imttruments. bark cloth, amiB, 
etc, from Sepang, as well ai> photogntphrtof Sakai, their huts. etc. ; and 
the Committee should ast^vrtaio. by enquiry, what products can best 
be obtained from each district, and then ask the District Ofiicer to 
collect them; speri/yinij, in drtail, esatily trJtat in requirrd. PenHmally. 
I think that the greatest attention should {knid to the ethnologii.ii! of 
anthro|Hdo^cal section, as likely to shew the best and most interest ing 
permanent residta, and a l>c^nning might W made with a collection 
of stone implementa, the so-called ' batu liutab ' of t^o Halaja." 




AN "jIJ fa-iwr. <Utvtl NovcihUt, 1874. lias rwi-utK K*»'tt tirtxiKlit ti» 
■M" IIkIiI ^-oulaiaiu^' a Qcutnilttyu-al TaMf uF 8*-liinfiur, hy Rajn 
/ Maliili, a tninttlaliun of wliidi {|tnnlc<l V)>r)>attiii) will, wo 

^ tliiuk, Ix- of int<;i*rt to many of our n-aderv. 

Gbnealooical Tadlb oir Salanoou. 

Tli'rne ate the flcBc<'iM]aiit« of tin* late Snitaa of Salauijor wliu an' 
Hiill I'liottui;, some of whotn Lav<.> cIiAr»j:e of dlstrirU. ami buiik- still 
rlaitn their reB[>«H-tivi" ri^lttii. 

Thf i-esi of thfir n(h<>r n^Utions are not given herv on uvcoitni of 
hrevity'e aafai*, in nrdiT t4( ffir*.' farility. 

If it ihoiild be coaBJiK'rt'J nv<.'4^8iiury. tbu n»t of tho brant-h lau bv 
found on ret'«ivnw tu tho othvr luo^ Genoalogii^iil TaJile. 
iil'UAai IHUAUIU. ^uxtwu. 

IUja Aji. 

innrTwll In 



ftui }'%ot. 



M * HMtlOP. 



will) hU 

Raja Ski , 

Rajd Jajiaat. 




Kjj.i Adiillur. 
Pamiii«i HKiuR, 






MtllPIB, KtJ« ill 

ftjiJAJAArAii. Ui't Btitr, Raja JitiipiB, kwa iintNtA. 

Lricrf. wKh lih wiih hl« 

«ilhhia Rrollim. Ilmibrn. 


Qkhbalooicai. Taui.k uf THE SiM/rAN or Sai.anoob. 
I. — Raja Looraoo. thf son *<f (>iM.>k Dain^ Ohfla of ih»r Crowii 
PrintT* of Rhio the Second. ttocniu»_' the RrttI Sultan of Khio.* Aflor h'ln 
tV-iith the (vtrpw hiui liiIUhI Sultitu SaK>U, uiid K'ft luaiiv Ihsupb us 
be low— 

I. Thr StiltKn llimliuu, whu vnm tbu 
wniad ^iilliin of 0»litQg<.>r. 

'2. KaSa NuU. who woM tbo L'rown 
I'lih.. ' " ' I .'-ir. 

S. 1. ' ifcIIMlk"). lUIUTU-") tin- 

W->i.i " -Ttin to Arontr 1'"- 

I' 'lA}ik, with whom 

ri*f ui-L-lli. r \.l lb.w !hi^' Prini-.-fi 
WM Ibr tinutrlttin- uf t))t< lnU> SiiIIaii 

Opuk Dnitii; MiuTwnlt, thv Hrst CVcnm 
Prince 'if RJilo. 

4. |{a)Bl'E-mk(ffnuale|,wlKWoiu(>t>u>r 

MMbflomJ JiiiiiIt>I, lh<> ainit of Itiu 
Ynhyii, nhf K"t " <li»nf;ht«r, 

5. UujiL tilu-nfHh iftruuilcl. luarrMxl 
to Rajii fVi>ik, liit\iii)f nu iwtin* Mfter- 
wjnibi iitiiiTii«f) t.j Piini^-riui, UaJji of 
lliinjitr, with wb"ni •he clivurv-ct). 

n. — Suluu Iliriihiin loft inanv issii.'g us Ik'Iow— 

I. Itjijk tuuiul, wbiKo iiifitti"r. K«i» 
•i. Ka)a S»id. vboa*> tuotbcr S»jm 


:i. Boltiit) Mtiliaiiiwl. ivli-«>> iiHtUtor 
uf hJrtb lliiitia Hr Ux«ini> tbi< ihtnl 
Hnltnn (>t Suiftiij^r. 

4. Bija AtMhilUh. ituuriM t" hu 
«ncntu)cuiiun.liaiiMHllUj» *' '^x* 

■Utittlitfr i>f t)is Crown IMn«v. SaJk 
Jtntiw, of Khiv. 

&. lUjiL Ahmad, wbn1iM<nnK- ttioiMin- 
iD-liiw of PantrHow fnuij^ MtiJuk. 

n. B«JKO<Mob. 

R. t H,>.vutL*niBAtKlultub. 

H : on. 

lU. luij.i iillAMin. 

* ~ Blua' 

t rlrcxml rrn'r lor "-HftoiMnw," 




11. Ktja Vt.ti»<.f- 

li. Rj.iA s,.l..|, 

II. I^k 1 rail. 

ir,, K;*i . ; 1 ill. 

Iti. IrilJ 1 .>! iliHll. 

17 Hrtjii A.VNil., uKn-iM to Syo*l 
III.- Siiliitu Mulmma'I k-ft lamv i»i&ni>« u» Iwliiw 

AlfilulMtuiutti Aktlroos, ](!ft Qoianin. 

19. '■■ un. 

»V 1 lull. 

SouiL' ul iiii 1-_-]iia]& ieim«a hiivu thrir 
hiMUiturx Hiiil twiin- linvo iri1_ 

1. RnJA 0.mjn. 

K Rn i ' ■ ur K:»iii 'IV'|wdi. 

4. ICi I - ^ot Hiija Iluliiuiili 

5. Itji]^ ' ".. 

a. iUj» Tdhii-. iiuirrhHi IIjijh LiJaIi, 
ihf wUf of Raju ANlull*li. who gov- 
«nt>v) Klang. It^t no iutu> at bla iluatb. 

7. Kaja TtM'!"" 

8. Knjii I. -. i'-d ly 
hnr couBin. -. the 

1'. llAJn Si'!rkiili{rijininl«-),initiTtMl Ul 
IC/ijit l-n.thon'^hMvof t)io a«i<t SiiUim 

]U. Rdjit Kntvh, utli^rwidp inthMl 
Itiijii Siti < fvii.-iUc I. riwrrifl Kajn A ji. 
'111.' itt'ij :if Bii^'hu Ituoeoo, the tMjii.-tin of 
tlu' axiillSiilinn Mohitmiui, ^t Iwu sons 
unO tlic <likHt;)ilvr Uvea iu SnUuiffor. 

11. i^iJK Latii. 

VI. KajiiMojiiLuuui.betfotKiijaJiMfv 

IX. Rajn Ai-liil Jittnu-. 

14. BAJn nirahiiii. 

grvKitoa oi 1 1." --■ -. ■■•I' I I. .,.1.1111, 

III. Raja Atxlutlali Ihd SuhoDDirabtuilfftinaiiv ibsucs as bcluvr — 

1 Kkjn RAiiok 

2 Hnjit MithiiiiAxl. 

:), HiiliAn AtfluBMUiuit. Mho it at 
pi-rteTil in I.Ati^il.. 

4. Kajii f-ftjiiah. uUmrKiK' atll*Hl 
Boclt" N(,'nli. 

G. BHJiiSal)iiIi,otlwnri»0c«Uixlliii{^ 
kit Anilsk. 

U. Itivju M'Mtliiifl.lir^^KAJAliniiail. 

7 Knjiv I'liik (fniuiie), iiuUTii.>d to 
Itnja [■.■-! il- -'in i;r till* luiiil Hitltiui 
Mdiiiii [ II liliiM still yoHii;^. 

>*■■ ■ . ruif or Kjijii Lobar. 

tl. Ku^L AtniurmAluiuui, who ie ia 

K*. Kajh Ad'ar. 

III. — Uaja Outioh bin Sultan Jliruliim, leuvin;; a »(iu vaIImL Kuju 

Ur^fcijn AJ! Iiiii Sultan Iliraliini, UiiTinK maay itiBUf* us IjcIow — 

1. Ka(u l.ijii. ilciuiit"), ii>]irri<Hl Iv ■!. Kaja Lvbai-. 

BaJ« .\MiilUii oi Klftiic. lt';;.it Bjijh 6. Hoja Rroclo, nutrictl Uujii l*Hrl>oo, 

AtHlurr.i.hiiuiii. Ihe cL»uijht<^r uf 8ultan MohaiiunI, 

2. RaJR Antt'li. Iv}fut tt liutlfflltor, divorced. 
:>. Baja l::driti 

IV. — KiLJa Sljivuiuii bin Sultiiu Muliniuad, had many iswtK'd lU 

1 . [{AJJi Jainoat. 

2. IfAJa Mnli'tiiv 

X. liajii tCiUiiiih (ri'tnalt-). niamiHl tu 
Itiija AMulhkh.tWsonofXUiiaAbbaifei. 
■I. Kwjii l>aucl. 

5 Baju Trh or Rajn Jnata^ i IvuiaIh ), 
rimrricl to Itii;it Mahiiniiii), ihc imiii «if 
Ifcij!* Jnmiihat c4 Lukut, Wijdl a 
timi^fhti. r iiiiiiu.-<l Uaja Vodj;. 

fl. liajii Kniii^ili. 

7. Itajii <if.ii.!r.l: (feiuakO. 

IV. — Kiija tiJi'ii^, tilt.' tlaufrhtcr I'f Siiltuu Miibamad. marriu*t tn 
Kajn Jamiuit uf Lukut, lM.'^ot — 
1- \lA\t\ U<:At. :>. Ifajn .ihclultuajid. 3. Rajn Hook, th« ol<I««t <lau|rhlvr. 

IV. Kaju T('(Mb. i>IInT«i«L* t-alU-U lluja Aiijaiit;, Ihi- (liiu^'litvr oC 
Lilt* 8ai<l Snltjiit Mifli:i)ii:iil, iiiarrict] Siiltun Alxtiixiiaiimd, bi.'h'tpt Itaja 
Miio>%a. vlio Iroi-aiiu* Kaja MivIjl, ii in Siui^'HpDn'. Aftcru-ai'dK ttbu 
uuirrifd ri^iid to Raja AlHliiimliuiuu. V'}<'.>t Uaja Endut. 

IV. — Ruj'ii Pi-rl»o. llii? daiigliti r i»f thi* mid Siiltoii IKolianiad, 
m.trrii'd to Itaja Brmlo the turn of Kaja Aji, Ix.'t'ot a daughter. 
Afturwardii nbe Luarmnl Kaja Jiuuaal, liad no isHUf?. 




/N rtlil ]»ni>er, dHl.?d NoveinlxT. 1H74, liiis Tcwotly Ixwn l>r»iiiK!it to 
ti^lit i.'Oulaiiiiu^ a QetH>alt>f;u'al Tal}l<~> of SnUn^ur, t>y Ita.ja 
Mabdi, u traiiKlatioo of wliicli ({iriiitcd vorlutim) will, wn 
ibinli, Ih' of iiittT4<>it ta maiiv of our reiuU'TH, 

Gbmbalooicai. Table op Salanoom. 
Tlu-M> »ii' tlif dc«ron(lant« of tlie late SiiIIjui (if Salanjfnr wlm urv 
•till exiotiiif*, BdHtp nf ivhoiii hare ch^iri^e of diitrirts. iiud souit? Mtill 
flaim their r»?8]Hxtiv»? rinhtii. 

Tilt' tvbt of tlifir utber n<Utioiiii are not ^tvun here ou ftt'ciiuiit of 
hrevity's sake, in order to j,'ivi.* faoilify. 

If it should bf eoiibidutvd ut-i-L-Mwiry, tho rest of thu bnuii-h win U* 
(vund on reference to iho other long Genoaloi^ficnl Tabk). 

SCUA9 UtUAIIlM, Sausookx. 

R»Ji Ml. 

Kui LitM, 





IL4Ji l'>ll*. 




«i(h 111* 

Btjt Hitt. 
morriiil lu 




Mt'i r«<i 


l.i'Ki-t, with hi* wilh hl> 

wllhlio Hiotliri>. Ilrolbm. 



I. — Raja LtMinmo, the hou of 0(>ok Duiuy: Chflu of the Crowu 

PriiH* of Rhiti tht'S^voiid.lKH-niii.' the Rrnt 8nlUii of Khio," AfltT IiIk 

<k'a.th Ihe corpse «a« i^U-d SuIttiD Saleb. aud left niaoy iiKiueB att 


1. Tht' Sultau ll>rnliiiu, wliu Wim lbt> 
secnii'l SitlUn o( Sjilnn^ir 

2. K»ji» N«U. "-ho wtti the Crown 
IViUcc 'if SnliHu^Tir 

5. H«ji» Poii'ili (fcnuilrj iiiitrri>-il tlii> 
KAJn Ki-(Uti, nti'i ntfiuti iv Anrti)^ Th- 
MiiojonL*, the ltu^« KaJs, with whiini 

Tht' im»(htT of thi.i»i.« thn-*- T'riiwi'* 
viw t)ii> tLniiir)it*T of tht< Inlf Sulmn 

0|Mk biiitiK M 
Prince of llhii 

II. HiiKuii H'mhim left niiuiv tHMUCK as U-low 

Mftrcwjih, the firvt Crown 


■i TUJK Pvnilc I fi>t»Ale). who«i)m<>th<^r 
iH ((-<>jiiiii>in jhihjU'>, she inametl Sjii'd 
MohAiiind Jitriitiol. l)ii> ^rt-t of Bin 
Vnlijii. ulii* i;>>l II •laiiKhl'-r. 

>%, K«jn SlK'rifnh ( leiimli-), i»iUTii>d 
to Bajh IVnili. hnvhiK no lhsiil* ftfler- 
■rardit niarritHl tn i'nti^emn, BaJii tif 
Banjnr. with whom nhe divorcod. 

I. Ka^ larnnil, wIkhu- lunllipr, Knjii 
K(<<Uti. luunM rhno L'tu<t> 

:;. IUJn UmiI. whoav mothur lOtjn 

3. 8ul1nii Mi>hAiiiMi|, wlii-oo iii<'lK>r 
• >f Inrtti llu^i^ He bwAiiin tht> thji'l 
tfultAti of HmUtD^r. 

4. Rajii AMiilhilt. Mtiirriiiil In bu 
wvond ooiifiin.nniuH lUin HMtl^Ah, the 

•Inucltti-r "f Km* t'luwn Prind". Itayn 
Jiuunr, iif Ittiio. 

•V Kiijji Aiiiuoil, wlxilxruitif IIipmiO- 
in-lH* .if I'ltn^liiiui Pnuiy Meluk. 

7 lUjii Aji. 

K l{Av>-A>>lutM.>-r,f.i4 RH)«Alidalbili. 
tl. Umjii llitfiutu. 
It) Kmjk lliiMMiiin. 

Ilbai *■ • eihlrttlljf ■ <hTi>«l nmr i.« "JM-UitKor- 



AlMliilr-tliiHAU AloilruoA, left no ia^iwt 

11. ll(»ja Y«'US"f 

12. U'.V' >^'''' 
i;t. K. .li. 
II. K.ij ' '"»i». 
15. lU^ik ll.t.lijiLh, 
11). Kajn Amiiuli. 
17. BitJH AysAh. nwn-icd W S>'<kI 

TIT.--Sultati Mobauta<l k'U lu^uif ifisiirs as bulcm 

ly. 1 ail. 

•^. 1. . . . Itth. 

SnuiL- -iJ til? I^iomk- intiiea ItAvc Ijiujr 
hii«tituiiTiiiknil Hoiiir hnvL- nut. 

1. K«ia OuuaiJ. 

2. Rnjd KIii^iuiui. 

;t. Kfija Anjikitf* or liiija ■rfiwh. 

i. iu|n SiUob. Iie^ot Ibtjji llnliuiitU 

6. Rft)n t^i-'iy. 

n. Ki»ji» Titliir. iiinni'-'i Rnjii UjaIi, 
lbt< wifi' i-r liaia Al-dullah. who p>v- 
enwKl Klnoff. It'it no U.-nw at his d^th. 

'. Kajn IVrlio, 

ft. lUjs U>«h ifi'iiiulit). luiuTiw) ;« 
hwr voiuiii. imniiHl Svt-il Kiirrwin. tin- 
gnUi<Iiiim nf thi> «ui] ^lUlitu Il>nihiiii 

HI. — Itaja AlHlullaliliinSullauIbra-liinilfft inauv i«sui*s aii lielrtw — 

It. Kiijft Sr-Ifli«h(fcjii»l"t,iiiaiTi<-<l 111 
Kjijii l.'i. tli(-D<.<plH-wi>f the sai>miiltNa 

to. K^ijn Entph, othervrisi* I'lUloi] 
RxJH Sit) IfviimU'). iin»rri(*i Kujn Aji. 
th<' lion -f l^ti*.'kii baji-i^o'i. the tJ^imiu of 
thi.' sai'i Mtiltrtn MoIuuuAd. uot twi.. k'ios 
niul tbu lUu^htiT livus lu Salwignr. 

II. Uiii» I.niit. 

I::. !' *' ' .iiuMUie^tBsjnJaufar 

i:i. < i .liiUr 

14. I.-.,,, i Uiiu, 

1. fUin IlMOk 

2. fiAM. UKhniovd. 

:t. Siili&n Abdtusuuiil, who i« at 
pmwul ill Liin^at. 

■I. Kaiit Siiiii»h. oriitrwiBf uiUwl 
Engkii N*i.'ah 

5, KaJMSAlJAh.otberwwcaUeJEng- 
ku Atukk. 

V>. Kiijit [l>nitniii,l>t>t^tKAJa liuunt). 

7. Krtjn fhik I'ffmnlc), ituurli*!! to 
Ksjii Lnut, tht< m>n t>f the said titilUtn 
Mohmuiul, hcjjot a child xtlll vfiiiitj. 

tS. Riijil AojiLD^or Uaja Letiar. 

1'. Bjijii AlxlaiTaahiuan, who is in 
It! mum. 

W. K«ja Aitfar. 

HI.— Uujft Oodoli lua SiilUu Ilnihiiu. [cii\-iug a «ou called IIaju. 

lit. — R«ja Aji l>iti Stihati Iliiniiiiui, iHaviii^ many ikbiios iuj Im'Iow — 

1- IImJu l>ijrt, (fi'iuiilf), ii.iLiri^-d Lu 4, KttJH L«!liiir. 

llnJM A)>'luIlAh vl Klantf, begot itaja 5. Raja Dn.«lo. oiai-htsl Itaja I'fti-tKx*. 

Atxlumihttutn. tlii< <Uu|;htur i>f Sullan Bloluuimtl. 

'i. rtuJA .\ntob, l¥»Bi>t n (taiijfhtor, divcrcetl, 

'A. HiiJA Kdri» 

IV. ~ -Kaja Sta.ruiiui bin Siiltiiu &[<ilminttc], had xoAuy utttK-s as 

IjfluW — 

1 ii.iirt ,1, uiii.il!. 

II (ff»tnh*). miuriwl to 
lUjit AlrduUuli. '.he aoa of Uajn AbboaA. 

-I liMJll Dltll'l. 

r>. I&tja TfhorRajit Jiuiuift (fviiuik), 

lUHrriol to llnjit MahiiintKl.ihir wui of 
KnJA Janiahfit. of I,ukut, Wgot a 
ihiuuhter naini!'! lUJA Yung. 
li, Rajit Kjim.tith 

7 Rnja Ciou'lyk |f«uialp). 

rV.— Htija i>in^. tho UanfrliU'r I'F Sultan MuhniuAd, uuirried l4i 
Kajft JariiHAt of Lulciit, ln^sot — 

).' R^jit Fl'Mt- :;. lt»}A AK,]ulnmJi(l, X IliiJN llook. the (•IdiHt daughter. 

IV.- Kaiii Ti'iNili. ollMTwJHf I'lilh'il HaJH ^\iijang. the dau^'Iitvr of 
tlie snid Sult.iu Mohiiiiiad, ninrritfd Snltau Abdu^stunad, be^ot l^ju 
MiH>H(i. wbii iM'cauii' Hdja Muda. is in 8iu^ii|>or^', Aftcnvurds n^u 
innrrii'd ii^tiu to Hhju Ai'diirmliinHii, iii>got Itaja Kndot. 

IV.-Iiajii Portto, the fUitgbter uf tlio said Snltau Molmniad. 
marrii'd t<i l^ja Brodo the aou .)f liaja Aji, bt-got a dauyht 
AfK>rwat-d5 she utarritKl Itaja Juuuuit, had no ihsik?. 




AN nlJ pa[Nir. dated NftTeinU*r. 1874. Ii»s retvatW bet-u bmujchi to 
"frt liKlit' I'tiutaiuiii]; il Otnifaln^ical Talilt- vt Sf>'\iUH£or, tty Baiu 
/ Mahtli. H Irauslation tif whidi (|)riiited verbatim) will, vcc 

^ tliink, Ik of int^-irtit to manv of our readors. 

Okncalooicai, Tamle or Salanoob. 
Tliesf arc the (Ifwvndauis i^F tlu' latv Suttun of 8alaiit{or wlm an- 
tttill t'XiBtiug. aome of whom have ctur(;e of di8tri<>tg. and Buinc etUI 
claim thoir reBitt^-livc ri^'lita. 

The rt'«l of llifir other relations are not (jriveu lirrc ou a<.*coiiat of 
brevity'i mkc, in nrdor lo jjivu Eacilitv. 

If it iihould be cousideix'd necessarj'. tlie re«t of the brainrh I'un In* 
found ou rt'ftrentje to tliL- other Iouilj Gene;iloj,'iail Tablu. 


U«i« AJI. 

BAJi \Aik. 

nmrrinl In 




R*Jik I. MM, 


%.kik t*iioe. 



RtJJI l»H, 


Willi hl.< 


RMiriw] lit 



RtJ« AUOl. I.LtU, 



Sri.i 4 !r 

OtJA JUPAB. Raja 8r«T, Raj« MAtTiHi, KiJi SIoo^a. 
Lrtirr, wiDihia hmIi hU 

wlih lil> ItruthiiH. Bmihfn. 


GknbalooK'ai, Tablk op the Sultah ur ^atanoub. 
I.^ — Raja Loomoo. llu' son »if Oi*»)k Dning' Chela of ihc Crowji 
Prince of Rhio the S(r<:oad, Imcaiue tht- first 8ultaD of Rbio.* Afteir ]iia 
death the corpse waa t-allcd Sultau Salcb, and left many iseups as 
below- — 

1, Tin; Siilliut llitnhiin, who wiw th« 
wcond Sult«ii of Stilantfor. 

2, Bujii Nnlii, who wa« the Crown 
IVince of Siilnii};ur. 

3, B«JH rt:n.>h ifoiimloj.iuarfiw] Ihc 
Kayi Kiiliili, nn<t ttipiui t" AroiiH 'I'lt- 
niiKtjfint;, tht* Biif^ia Hjijii, with vrhoni 
■^v ^ot Mue Hajii Ik'iK'Ic. 

Thp mothi-riii Ui*iw thnf I'viin-'-x 
waa the claucht«T ikf k\w ImI" ifiiltnii 

Oftuk Duint; Miirvwah, IlieilrHt rromi 
Prirw:<> of Bhic*. 

\. RaJAlV-nUi^l'i-iunli-j.vrliawuiothcr 
is [runiiiion |>i-u|iIl'), alio nnuriml SyeJ 
MohftDiml Jkiiibul. Ibv Hput dt Kin 
ViihjK. uhf (("* « tUntfhN't-. 

fi. Baja Shi^rirah |f«iiialul, luiuruxl 
t<i Knjii IVnik, linviiiv' «'■ iKniie »ftpr< 

B«HJ«r. Willi wljcm 41m.- cUvuiwil. 

II. — KuUun Ibrahim left niuiiy iH«ii<ii iin hehiw — 
I. fteja ImiiiuI, whu(H.< uiothcr, KaJii ilitutflitii- of th» Crown PHnDT, Rajn 
Ki-<liih, naiii'tt ChfKi I'Ikw. Jiiafiir, of Ithto. 

:;. HaJA KskI, wh<j«« niotlti'r Ihja 

3. Siiltitn MoKiuniwI. whuMP inrithiT 
(.■! Iiirlh Itii^ia, llir b»cium.> thf third 
Sliltnn of 8iiUii|riir 

4. Itajn AMulUli. iiwrH'"! to lit* 
Mconil cmoin, nanttHl Riija f Imljrali, thn 

A. [Injn AliiJiit*), wliobi-L-uiiio t)u'«on- 
io-Uw of riin^linut l*rftiiir Mvlek. 

tl. iUJN OoMoll. 

7. iUkAJi 

H. HaVAr.lM«<i,l<<ttutl(itjaAliautJah. 
e, iliiia Ifii-Mti. 
10. Hujn IliiMnin. 

Kluo " a •viibnily a vIwImI ntiir ta* " iiwbnana'.'' 



KMulr.ihmsui Aledrjua, left flo luiic. 

in. ICnjii .Mnriaui. 
1*0. Raja nAiiii<ti(li, 
hoiiii* dS hia ffiiuUi* iiitsura twvp tlieir 
hunhattirA UD<1 «o)iii' hnvo not. 

11. Kajii Vi.ni*'>!. 

12. n^ijii. Haloli. 
in. Kiijii KLtiiitali. 
1 1. Ilitjiv M^iii'HiUiUi. 
Kf. Rajfi llfkdijah. 
U\. Ksja Aminah. 
17 Ifrtjii Aj.^iih, iiinrriiHl to Syw] 

Iir. Sultan MohntiiaU li'ft mnay iftaiuw om bi-low 

!*. Rajn S(-1i'h.-Ui(ft*ttui1<-),tiiArri>v| t>'< 
lUjn I'n.tKenopli<.*w«>f tliu siuciSulttu) 

I. Raw Onmaii, 

^. KM]a Sliijiunti. 

;i Rhjb .Viijanfror Kiijii 'IV|ih1i. 

4. ItAJnSnUOi.U-t^'t Ba>A Ualimal). 

.V Itaj* St-iiy. 

U. lt«]« Taliir. man-i'-l Rajii Lijati, 
lhi> wift? of Rojtt AWullali, wlio gov- 
ern'^ Klftng, left no iutii< ut hio ilt-ittli. 

7- Kaja t'rrW, 

». Raja LijaJj (furujilw). umrrk-J to 
her coouiti. naiiiol Sjvd Kfli'oiis, tin; 
j^nui'liNm nf tbt> sai<I iJiiKiUi [lirHliiiu. 

III.- Kaja AIkIuHuIi biu Sultan Ibrahim left iiiaiiv issucH as b«>l(>w — 

liX lUjji Eotcb. otlitrrwiat) <jallm] 
|{.ija Niti (ffiiiii!i'), iiiBrrkil Khjh Aji, 
tin- H'lii 'if Kn^kii lifKBiMvi, ihr- «»i»iiiof 
th«^ said Sitltan Motuuuii'J. giA two Buna 
ituil Till- •litiiifliliT livfa in Saloa^nr. 

1 1 . Raja Liiiit. 

li. Raja Mi.>hiimiul,lK>^ KajiiJiUifAr 

13, R'kjn AIhIuI Juliar. 

11. Kaja DiiTihiiu. 

I. IlAJn Btunk 

^. Raiii MHliuiuoii. 

:t. SiJtiui Ali<lnn«Hmitt, wbu in iit 
pn-w^it ill lAiiKi^t 

-I. Rfljii Sii|(uU), utltLTwih*.' cuIKhI 
Rnc^bn Nj^.ili. 

h RltjH^b^h,utllt.•rtriB■:■c^llledKng• 
kn Amlak 

*'i- Itflja ltimhiiii.l>i'(ji»tR»j)iri(uiaiL 

7. KftJM f'hilc tfemalft). marriwl to 
Raja Laul. tlm non of the raid fitiltMH 
Moliainarj. iK-ft.it a eliiM utill juim^;. 

S. Kaja AiijiiU); yr Kaja Lelmr. 

1'. Rtijd .\l>dumah»ian, who iu in 

10. Hhju Aiifar. 

ni.~-Kaja 0*)ituh bill tiultau Ibrahim, leaviut; a huu called Kjija 

III. - Kajiv Aji bin Sultan Ibrahim, lo-aviii^' manir issues a« belovr — 
1 Raju I'ija, <rciiiiUi't, itutri-i>-<l to -k Kuja [.I'Kur. 

Raja AMitllan of KUnj;, liepit Rnjji 0, Rnjiv Itiixio. Hiiirriwl Kaja I'ai'lKw. 

.Mxhirniliituin. Ihi> (hiitL'l'il.t*r of Solt^Jin Mohai»H<l. 

•J. Raja Antoh k-got n traii^ht>:r, diryrtvd. 

:i. Bh}a EOria 

IV. Kaja yiavmuu biu Sultuu MoliainaJ, bad many leaws aa 
Iwluw — 

I. Itaja JftmiiAt. ■'< Rajn Tfh 'irRajn Jiuna^! ift'tinih*), 

i lirtj-* Sr«ln!i«'. rimrriiil Uy Rfljn Mntun^MJif, iIk- «on vf 

3. Rmjii Rahinh (fvnialc). mairii^d t*> K'ija Jiuuahitt <~>f I.ukut, It-gut a 
Kaja AMitliiiii, tlu-'Kuu of Uajit Abbaiu. dau{,'hU'r luuiu-d liaja. Yun^. 
1. Raja Dnud. (!. Raja KariiiMh. 

7- KjiJH (.iwiidol: (fwiinUO. 
IV.— Raja Seng, the daughter ot Sultan ftlohauiad. inarried l«» 
Haja Jamaat i>r Liilcnt, bem>( — 

1. Kjtjft Roar. ::. Rtija AbdulniAJid. 3. l{«ja K(x>k. ttii* cddcitt dau(;ht4n-. 
IV. Baja Ti^-i'ali. otbiTwisL* catlt-d Kaja .VlJiujk. llio dau^'libT of 
Ihf said Sultan Mohamad, married fjultau Abduftnaumd, W^'ot l{aja 
MxM>sa. whu bL'cauif Kaja 3!ii<hi, iri in Sin^imru. AfterwartU idit- 
niarriod aipiiu to Riijii .\bdiirnthnian, In-gul Kaja Knd4>l. 

IV. lUja PitIwj. tilt; daugblrr tif tlie said Sultan Mohamad, 
marrit'd to Kaja Brodo the aon of llaja Aji, Uxot a daughter. 
AfliTvrards she uiarrifnl Kaja Janmat, had no issue. 


ua a vild voiiu^ tliiiif;; of fortv- auiunuTe. witli a task' for «tronf» 
WatATR. Now, h1il> liiiH fouiiil >;mce, tliauks to a ninviii>r ajltlrcMi* from 
Elder Wilkitii* ono JSjilihiith ni^lit, ajul hiis n-m>uiiL-e<] Uu* " (loinjkg 
Hud vaiihieH" intolo. Aire. Ilitud is a widow; she dmwB a lifuid^oino 
iM-iiiiim from itii' State* on ai-i-ouut of Iut lat<- liiiitlutid. w]io wa6 killiil 
in th*' wur 81n' in « liuly of vorv Htn>ii^ n-'litjioim vivwu; just now ah« 
is i>osinj; fui u fharapioD of ifniperaiicc pH mi plea, evoo Ih-i" differeooeii 
with Mre. T^?in(iu, of Ihi* opposilf swt. aiv for^otWn when wilting war 
wiih the "liquor It-a^m-." IiideiHl, tht* two good Indies actually 
■•ntcreil iuto an offousire alUont-e a^iitat lb«ir cotuiuou enoinv, the 
" Rum Pii'ud." and dei-iJud to h'ud thi-ir aid to thi.' Proliiliittou 
Fartv, which bud then iicwiv Bel u]> its statidani in thi.; Sl-ate. 
The Inulera uf Ibis party liai^ resolvt>d to attack the liquor tmffic 
in a most iut^-nioiiH manner, by (fiviuK a- uuuil)er cif silver medals 
in («ch precinct of the Sl^to to the childr^'u who, in tlip o[iiui<m 
of three selected jndKOt. were most clever in nx-ittntj certain 
tfm|HTiui«r<i wcnvdn, which weru jn-iutt-'d with the hope of hnn^in^ 
hilniluiiH HiniierB tit rciH'utuii'-'e. Evcrj'thint? iil lii>it wttut off t4» 
a'ltniratiou. There were ficveral silver medul ('onte«ts. aud so no grent 
diflicullY was exi^rieufirtl in Hatiafviiij,' the pat*>rnal pride of the 
|tu.n'nlM of llu^ iMntfHtaiilfl. There were oi-iuKioniJ lunriinirs autl 
fL4-«:tiaatiouM of fdvouritijttn, Imt thtnie were easily iillnveil '»y iniTfaKinij 
the niiml>er of nicdalB. Thin |iroce8s was (mulually repeated nntil 
the tiliihlrea'rt LcucheH hI Sniiduv ft.-]ii»ol fairly K'lil'»^i'L'<l with littlo 
m<*tiil discw, Matters liad reached lliie utHijy when, ime day, tlie fatal 
ai'ple "f diHi'ord was chhI iuto the midst of this happy Hock by the 
pnninKiil tliiii a ijnfd iTwdul Hlioidd Im* j^ivcii for the best n[M'ttl;er in thts 
4'ulirc iirecin't. UnliupjHly tlic proi-Dsitioii met with MiiiviiiinonB 
approval, and d'H-kn w.-n*. MO to i(|)mJ(. clear^'d fur action and all the 
laud n'»(nmd'-"l wiih tin; eliHiiieinie of cold water cnmlvs. 

l*rei*eiitly tin- day arrived whirh windd dei-iile iht* inoiucntoUB 
(juostiou of llw ownershii- ol tlio coveted |»old medal. By f*>tir o'clock 
on Siiturday nfteruo<iu tlie ^o»d folk Iief^an ti> arrive at the itchool- 
houm>, soiR(> in wuf{oiiH, wmw in bu^^ies, hiium^ in carts «ir carriiigeti ; 
Biich a motley <i>llcptj(in of veliieles was ncvor yet seen. Soon the little 
iiliiri' wan piu-ke<] to overllowinj,' tunl (he si^fual wafc ^'iveri to atur^ 
Tim fimi pr.'liiiiinurv wii* the Kflerlioii of the judges, and after u short 

delay thr >td lui^hi-lorH without any ndati^ins were di>(:itli<4l uihid. 

Tlivu till- Kpoiitiii)^ ctitimieuecd, mid for Ihnv Iouk liourit watt suatainetl 
with iiiiiilmtiMl ri}{oiir. A' liul everyom* hajl had his or her turn 
and the LHiiitifir wan deelanrd eloMed. The tlirc** jud^reH were left to 
face the piobleiii I'F tlu> mdection of the winner. Then began to 
dawn u|Nin tliein the didienltleit of Iheir [losition. Iluw to pleasi* 
t'Tcryone in tin* erowd [.n-wni wii« elmrly a difficult problem, 
Hiime of till' ptrrfonnent were miinifestly out of the niniiln^ 
and the •pieNtinn wan t<i''>dtiHlly tiiifl dnwii until, after eliiiiiuatiug 
those who lind iiiiulo aonie RliKlit iiiiHlnke. the iusuc clearly Ur with 
one of fioir yoiiii)/ |iult<-N wlio h, d »!! Hpokcn •'^pially well, and three 
of whom. At leaitt, hiid lonkwl e |uullr eliurnnnn. Tlw fourth youug 
liMly, we muit relutitmlljr cuiiftiu, wni tiudeniulily "homely," as they 



s&Y- nut ilitMv, which tt>nu is synonvnioua with ]<laiii, uiid this fact 
ivcrovints fnr her falling mil. nf the rnnnirig. Of the thnje remaining, 
Mary Ilurlaixi in cuusid^'red hv eomo the belle of th« jilace ; she ia the 
daught«.'r of Mut Hurhmd, the hi^gt-st farmer in the iioighboiirhood. 
The hitter is »]uit^' timtideiit iif hiH diiughte-r'H siic«.'e»s, and haa 
I>romifted her a new dress in the event of her winning. Then there is 
Jessie IrvioH, the daujfhter of the storelieei>er ; slie haa on a most fetlJi- 
iii^ iNititumi-* and has obviously eaplivaled one of the jnd^fuB. LuM, hut 
not leiist.crtmes Anj^eliniiLetiKm. Thisyrning liixly haxlteen "Iwick lilast" 
ta Kehoiil for two yeai'A, and has a motit huij^iiid aiid interefltiii^ Kodety 
uiauner. She has spokea verv well, hut is not popiihir. She is 
HU]>|to!u?d ut W "trying to put oo style," after the manner of her 
maternal relative. 

To resume, a eonsideralile time lias elajised since the contest vtm 
deehired eloseil, Imi etill the jndp.'8 ur\^ undecided and scratch their 
lu-adfi in a very dubious and unhappy manner. Finally, the Elder. 
wlii> iH f^hainnan uf the meetini;. n'marks that he in quite aware of the 
great diffieiJty in whieh they are [dacuvl. but would Ins dear brethren 
deeide the matter bs soon as possible. Whereupon the worthy trio 
nian'h down the roout, very uiueti us if they were going **• exeuution, 
and hand in the result of their delilwrations. Shortly after the good 
man announe<.fi with a eouciliatory smile all roiuid that Miiw Irving 
has been adjudged the winner, and that he has umeh pleasure in . 

Just »t thi.s ]»oint the wh<»le meeting in eletitrified by some one 
wiying in a div[» voice, ■•It's a put up job." The speaker in Mat 
Hurlaud. and he is obviously in a towering passion. Tlie pit-aeher 
is gnnitly scandalised ami hurriedly Hriyn, " Rrelhren, let ua sing 
•There's a land tliat is fuirt-r than this.'" 

" I gue»s you'll wait a while." breaks in Hnrland again, " I say 
the whole thing iM a fraud. I don't i-an- who's the winner" — tJiiB in a 
very decided tone — " but th*.>8e three men have each got a bigger hill 
nt the store thjn they want to pay" (ir will be renieiubert'd that Iho 
atorekei-per la Misa Irving'ti )nipu) "' an<l ." 

At thifi point the three judges yell out siniiiltaueously. "It is a 
Ii»>," and tear off their euats. In another in:>iuent there in a seene of 
the wildest couFiisiou, desks are overturned, windowtt smashed and 
nosf^it tap]ie<l. T)ie liellieoM* Hnrland is Kel niinn by two of the 
judges and is in danger of Iteing considerably damaged, but is 
save<d by his wife, who bravely allaekn the enemy in the rear. 
Shrieks are faintly lieiu-d etinnug from the two Miiui Hnllii. who are 
not certain what is the <-orTe<'t thing to do und»T the circumslanoes, 
pretfently finding things getting worse they ijuietly collapse and are 
i>orne to the rear. The preiieber wisely refmius from interfering ami 
liovers at the outskirts of the fray with uplifted hands. Suddenlv all 
the lights are exIinguishLMl and pandemonium is sncoowltHl by [wrfeet 

Slowly the congregation gTO])« timir way out of the building 
inti^i the op*n ait; there, having, so to giwak. numbered the slain, they 
sadly wend their way luuncwiirds and the gold medal contest ik a 
thing of the past. 




To the BiUivr nf the SeJaityuc Jovmai. 

RiR, — Srlatigftr bofi lung lioen famfd For ad vun cement an<I hiupi- 
lality, and uow to thia ia add'-U thi' faot timl it has Iwoome the plaj- 
pround of Silipipoiv. Thus a strfliigrT newly visitini; your State is 
(ifHinps diapotiL-J to !*• cuiitious about tb(nM- di-tuils which fomliini* to 
make up the lotnl pleasure aiiticipnled from his stay. Iwilll-ri4*fly 
pasii ovpr thf trials «>f my first arrival, whirli iiivolri-d tandiiip nt Klnu);. 
Thiit wa8 done l»y iiieiuiB uf Kwiirriiinff up a 8limy pest on tit u wixiden 
lnvakwat*'!" sdiddwi with Iripi'v h'llen. Haviu^f achievitl tliis feat, in 
M)iii|>iiuy with a swarm of eooli^-'ti, I plun^i-d throuffli the luud uf tbt* 
iiiutwejtt. »tit<>*l« jutil ill time to oci' the end of llw smile of the StiLtioQ- 
inaKter Mlyly pointing' at the uewly di-i>tirted iniin. Ov^r r suhneqiieDt 
viiiit to the Kent H-'iiw I will dra* u veil. Bince I am anxious to uiake 
urn" of no laniiua^ uDKuited to iv jia|>tT intendiil for duiiiestio 4-ircillat ion. 
1 did ejitch the next train and iu due time reaclo^ Kuala Lumpur, 
ArriTed there the door of the hijJKaHio ran wai? thrown open aud the 
erowd invittxl U> WA\> itself. TIip w^\w that followed was exeitiajj." 
However. I foujjht well, emrrffinji with most of my properly and aliw, 

TliauVs lo friendly hospitality the memory uf \\i<i-fn' little lirnofir^- 
menta has uliiio«t vauishi'd, but eini-e then I have daily hired a jfharry, 
and in couBeijuence am now wriiiu^ to you. 

Could I afford itti trauKpi>rt, I should be tempt<?d to purolmtte one 
of these ffharries us a sjieeimen^doubtless the price vruiild 1k> mode- 
Toia — aud pre.sent it to Ihe iieuretit museum. A four*leuK*'d (.Teiiture 
tUat can scnreoly stand— adirty Chinese syce who cannot understand— 
liaruem c^'tmbined of Ntrin<i( and k-atlier. the latter with old entluu 
8lufliu^ that Hakes out and KLOillerH as we mouehe aluu^ a vehieh* 
which from the dirt and d-'hrie in th^- interior appears to haw itervtH] as 
diniuK-room and dormitory for the Chinesi* tramp; this ifl a faitliful 
picture of my gharry as it now wail« for me at the door. But really, 
why should auch a thing be— or rather things, as there an' many of 
tiK'Ui : 

PoKHihly few of the rhief inhahitiutta of your pnisjierous eity have 
oecasiuu to imikt- use of a iurria;'e^wliieh pUi*s for hin* ; but should 
84>ine t4^'ni)>oniry misfortum- in their tttable have i.'»m|H>lled tlicm to do 
Bo, fturely ihe want of tleanlineHH in the vehicle and tbt> want of ijno- 
in the horse must soil tlii>ir dothea aud rander them unpunctual for 

Pl^nMC. Mr. Editor, publish this letter, and tise your influence to 
proeitn* for Kuahi Lumpur a t-hiKS uf ^Imrry more after tlie iialleru of 
those lieuuw-d iu less t'orluuale [ihK'i'Hun wIiokc ^roumls happv slmnj^'nt 
»'hl<>ni pause to play. — 1 have, ete., A Visitok, 

Ko. 5.— Vol. TU.—Wh Xoremher, t894. 


TTIE ACTIKG RRSTDENT. logethur with H.E. the General 
Offiwr Coiiimaiidinjj Ihc Troojw, S,S,. left Kuala Limipur rm Ihe 
morning of I lie 4tli iostAnt. for Sinj^aport*. Mr, Rodger nHuroed 
to Kualtt Liunpnr on the Dth luid w&9 present ut thu dan^.-e given 
at the Selan(?or Club that f-vewiufr in honour of tbe Sungei Ujonjf 
visitors. DuriDg tlic oarlv part oC this week Mr. Ro4]ger visited 
tlie triu Selaugor District. 

The TEMRRABrE Aschdcacos Perdam arrirod on Snndaj nigbt 
on a abort riait to tke Chaplain and Mrs. Haines at the Parsonage. 
The Archdeacon was in time to attend part of the erening Service at the 
lemporar}- CLiinli and was thua able to contrast its appearance with 
that of tJie nnw ChuriTh i»u Ihf Plain. On 5f«mlay a visit was paid 
to the latter bnili^iap, which the Archdeanon much admired. During 
hiH iihort slay the Archdeacon has set^u most of the " hens " — the Balu 
CarcB. Lake. Victoria Institution, etc. We were glad (o hear him 
prniae the collet!tion in the local Mnseuin, We tniBt to welcome him 
officially at the ponBecration of St. Mary's Uhurch. Archdeacon 
Ferb&m left by the Nvera on Thursday, carrying with him pleasant 
impreiBiouM of his Brat visit to Kuala Lumpur. 

Ma. AWD Mas. A. R. Vbnkiso and I>r. and Mra. Travera ure 
eipeL-ted to arrive in KuaU Lumpur next week. Mrs. Venning has 
been away from Kuahi Luiujiur for nearly four years, haviufr Inft here 
in January, 1891, when Mr. Vennin(f went home on Ions; leave. 
Many ehanKea liavo taken place since then, and, we tJiink we may 
safely add, many imjirovemenls. Mm. Travi-ra has yt-t to make h<'r 
Bcquaint&nco with the State in which her huaband is bq well known 
and in whirji ho ii »o (^nerally popular. 

" Thb Scotchmen of Selangor ' At Home/ on Friday, the 
30th Novemlier. 1R94. in the Victoria Institution. Daut-iiijf ft.30 p.m. 
W. Cable, Bon. Secreiiirif" The fori-guinfj legend appears on the 
iDvit«tion cards for the festival of good St. Andrew. 

Mr. a. S. Baxeni>ai.e has been appointed Chairman of the 
Sclaugur Museum Cuuuiiltlee, vice I>r. Weluli, who goea liume on leave 
next mouth. 


Messrs. W. C. Cable and C. E. F. Sandehsoh hare been nomi- 
nated bvGoTemment as members of the Selangor Club Committee. 

The visit of our friends from Sungei Ujong aud Jelebu on the 9th 
and 10th instant made tlie Prince of Wales' Birthday Holiday infi- 
nitely more lively and pleasant than, a few weeks previously, had been 
anticipated. The weather, like the ground, was not of the best, but 
this did not appear to have a depressing influence on our visitors, 
whose spirits were not to be damped by torrents of rain or miry 
swamps ; any more than the scarcity of lady partners at the dance 
could cast over them a perceptible gloom. At the " smoker " on the 
Saturday evening they rose to the occasion and entertained their 
entertainers splendidly, having brought with them quite " a host of 
talent." We have been favoured with an account of the match, etc., 
which will be found on another page. 

We hear that provision is being made for fitting the Kuala Lumpor 
Railway Station with the electric light in 1895. It is a pity we are 
not making this announcement in connection with Kuala Lumpur 
town ; but no doubt both that and a system of main drainage will 
be accomplished in the near future. 

We are soTry to see by the notices in the Gazette that rabies is 
again cropping up, cases having occurred in Kuala Lumpur and 
Rawang. Orders have heeu issued for the confinement of all d<^ 
in both Districts. In Rawang. the Order is in force for six weeks 
from the 8th inst.; in Kuala Lumpui for four weeks from the 5th 
inst. Evasion or disobedience of the Order is punishable by fine not 
eireeding ?100 and forfeiture of the dog. 

The endeavours to hold a General Meeting of the members of the 
Gjinkhana Club have not yet been surceasEiil. Another attempt is to 
V made onSatuniay, the 24th. inst., at t>.30 p.m., nt the Selangor Club, 

A Correspondent writes :—" The dead body of ii Malay, presMit- 
iug a ghastly appeanin<v, waa bn>ught in a bullock-cart to the Rawang 
Police Station, on the eveuiug of tlie 7tli instant, after having been 
partially devoured by a tiger. Ou the l>ack of the head was a hideous 
wound, which told the iiiauuer in whirh the man-eater must have 
seized his victim. This occurred on the night previous on a hill at 
the 10th mili'-Htone, which would W about seven miles from Rawang. 



Tt appears that tlie deceased, who was aljoiit 40 ycara of ii(^». «ime 
out of hiH ImuBf. bolvris'n 1 1 wiil \'2 oVlmk, wboii lio wna poiimvd 
upon by Mr. StHjies and cTiired off. he having jhhI tiiiit' in cry tuit 
" ToIODg ! ■' twioe. Oa hoarintt His cries the other imnatc-a malic*! out 
to find that he h»d iilreiidy dii<np|H>ariMl, hut the frt'tih lilmMl and a 
tiger's footprints which they diacovt-red oa the ground left no doubt 
in their mindB as to the fat« of thi- Qiieisiao: man. NuiJiiu^ was done 
that night tn ret-ori-v the Widy. hut the next dav, with Hiu uasiMtaiico 
of two conalabli-'H from Rawaog armed l>i the teetli, search was made 
and the coqw> found io the jungle alnmL a niih> fiwiiy fri>ni tlin hmiEv. 
A vwy pitifiU sight ia connection with the above waa that the cajit 
which conveyed the renuiiuH of the unfortunate man lo Kawaug wu 
followed by his relatives, male and female, the latter of whom. 
particularly the wife of the deceased, wept loudly and bitterlv all the 

IRirhB AesoctATioN 

— The following is the Handicap 

for the Prize 

Meeting announced for 

the 2'tth and 25th iustaut: — 

T, J. McGregor 

ecjmtith 1 

J. R Hall ... 

... + 


O. t'antraael ... 

0. tt. Cormw; 



E. Spiuks 

... + 




J. O'Uara 

..- + 


Dr. A- E 0. Tnivera... 



A. v.. Yielmnn 

... + 


C. Alford 



H. C. Ridges ... 

... + 


Capt. F. W. Lyons ... 



R. A. J. Bidwell 

... + 


J. H. Allen 



J. Rae 

... + 


R. CTiarter 



D, Mai^creoli ... 

... + 


R, a M. Kindersley ... 



P. GasUle ... 

... + 


H. S. Oav 



W. Borer 

... + 


D. U. P. Kindei-slev ... 



G. D tiahury... 

... + 


W. D. Seott ... * ,.. 



A. Be.;k 

... + 


J. Brown 



H. A. Scott ... 

... + 


'JTie [>ris!e« are contributed by C 

rapt. F. W. Lyons and Mr. H 



Tbs regular monthly meeting of the Committee oi the Selaugor 
Club waA held ou Wednesday ereniug, the 14th inst., Mr. BuBsetl iii 
t^ Chair, Mr. Bligh, Secretary. Captain Lyons and Meurs. Carle. 
Holmes, Paxon and .Sanderson were present. The following gentle- 
men were eloetod members of the Club — Captain Michelsen and 
Uewm. E. Clarke. W. A. Foster. L. J. Fraser. W. Meikle, G. P. 
Nicholson. W. M. Phillips. W. Keid. W. Tearle and A. Walker. The 
following gentlemen, subject to their oonaent. were eleeted memberB of 
the rariouB aub-Committ^S: — Finan^-e, Messrs. Alexander. Carle and 
Day; R*wdiriij Ji'Vjiii, Messrs. C. E. S. Baifudale, J. Brown and 
Chartvr. Bi7/iar(fic. MeewH. Auehaiit. Roc iind W E. Venning; Tetmit, 



Messrs. Highet, Holmes aiiJ Vane; FootMl. Dr. Scott, and Messra. 
Hampshire, Lett and W. D. Scott ; Crichl. Mr. HvIuu-h (Captain), 
Dr. Scott, and Messi-ii. J. Gla«sfon3. E. W. Neubronnt'r aud Paxon; 
Entertainmgni, Messrs. Aiu&auilvr. A. S. Baxendalf, Bidwell, Frezwb 
aud Niclu>lAs. 

Fob the informatiou of those who may wish to efE^ct a. Ufa insar- 
auce. we havu Ikvii aslced tjo slnle that Mr. A, KaulfftM, the TntvelUng 
Agent of tho Equifablo Life Assuranoo Stx-iHy o( the CnittJ Statea, 
it at |)reHeut etuyiiii; ut Ihi- Kiiiila Ijiiin{>iir HvHi House, Mr, Kaiilfass 
ia a(!cunipauief| by Dr. Ft-IIows, cut' of the Society's medical officers. 


Tl JT rNTTTES of a Meetiug- t»f the Cyinuiittw heW at the Museum 
/yi ca UtU N'.Tcmher. 1894. Present :— Mr. A. S. BaieiKjalev 
/ Ckainnam Mr. L. P. EIkIl-ii. Mr. J. Ru8«ell lUid Mr. I.. B. 

' Von Donop, Hon. tiferetary. 

1. The minutes of the last mectiu(j; are read and coufinoed. 

2. The Secretary lava on the t*hlc the Financial Statement to the 
end of October. 

3. The Secretary reads the remarks and siijcgestions in the Vii»iior»' 
Book from Mr. W.*H. Trtmher, CM.G.. British HeBiileui, aud Mr 
J. 1*. Rodger. Acting' British Itesideut. Resolved that the suggestions 
W> acted upon as far an pract ii.aMo. 

4. Read a floToniineut minute approrinp conditionally of the 
^'ranl of $!>flO to the Museum. Resolved (hat the grant be aeeejited 
aud that every eodcavour be mode to obtain enihoographical objeeta 
of interest. 

5. Reaolved that the Qovenunent be asked to rerote the (;raut us 
the time at the disjiosal of the Committee this year is verj- limited. 

(i. The Committ<H.> aekuowledyo with thanks the receipt of the 
following iidditioDs to the Museum; — 
Mr. E M. Alexander, Straits 

Trading Com|Miajv 
Mr. J. H. Cope ... 

Mr. J. B. O. Aldworth 

Mr. C. U. A. Tumey 
Mr. W. Leach. Government 

Samples of tin ore. 

Nativi- luuls (purchafled). 

Models of natave houses (pureluim'd). 

A rare collection of fish traiis, native 

weapons, musical instruments, bark 

clolh, elc. (purchaaed). 
A rollei-tiou of snakes. 

Visitors during October 

A collection of Selangor woods. 

Total to date ... 7,483 




THE ftbore heading in Itardlr too eomprpbeusive for an account of 
tljt-' rfwut vidil ht-re ijf the crirkoling el«iuont iu tbtMe sister 
Slates, for with Tery few exoeptioDB th^ whole of their EuropCftU 
ooDQDiuiut/ mif^ted hiih«r tu wWbrato ihe Priooe of Walea* 
birthJar, Id IHOl Mr. Birch brought "t^t a comhined t«im fn»m 
Mjiktjca, Sungti rjong and Jelcbu. the mat.ch being noteworthy fi,ir 
several unusual inddente from a cricket point of view. In 1802, a 
team of Sehingor planters went over to Serembau. an interesting mateh 
ending unfortunately iu a drav, our af^'ricuUnriets, however, briuf^ng 
back with them glowing accounta of the hospitality displaced iu Sungci 

At Eaater of this year a team ( Lake Club) again went to Sei-emban 
and bixuriaieil in a goiKl race meeting, excellent theatni-alH and tllter- 
taiument. and a cricket match which unexpectedly resulted in au 
exciting fiuiih, Sungci (Jjong, not Forgetting Julebu, winning by one 

On the preMut occasion we have been able to make a small return 
for their hospitalify by giving Sungoi Ujong, again not forj^ettin^f 
Jelebn, a very fair beating on our cTicket field, or rather swamp, and 
packing them off after a smoking concert by the " milk train " at 
about IJ.SO a.m. 

One or two of our visitors came on the Thursday, overland, but the 
majority arrived by the Malacca on Friday morning. 

The cricket being the main object of the visit, a fairly early 
start was made on Fridu,y morning. The weather throughout the 
match was dull, the niin just keeping off until the aeoond day during 
tifiiD.wheu the inad«i|uacy of certain raising and Icvulling operations 
became too apparent, and calls were made for samijans. Questions 
were asked as to the utility of a. ficrtaJn " pijie lino." if it could not lie 
Used lo remnre the aiirfsioi^ wiiUT until at KOine distant i^ay it should 
be re<iuirud for supplying 2>iirpo6eB. These queries were duly replied 
lo iu a iiufficit^ntly Hcatliing manner, and at about four o'clock the 
Sangei XTjong team paddled out into country resembling a podl field, 
and picked up tho }.>aU from pools of water in excellent style. The 
conditions resembled those of the sfcond day in the Perak v. Selangor 
match at Taipiug in Novembor. 1891. Iu that cose, however, a grand 
reanlt has been brought about in the scieutific drainage of the Perak 
ground, which is now one of the very Wsl in the Kaat. May Authority 
.take the biul! But temjiont mtUantur. Howover, if the first of 
lEn^lisb games is to huvu any future pUire among Selangor sports, 
Kometbing mutt be done to secure a cricket ground in addition to a. 




" parade ground." Half the present area would be ample, but drain- 
age is very neoegsai-y, and not vvry difficult cif apcoroplisUment. The 
Dorthern t-nd uf the (fround, towards the new Church, would be the 
moil suitubte for the purpose, and it U smcerel; to Ite hoju'd that 
lueaiu may W fniind for carrTin^ out this improvemeiit to the State. 
PouBibljr mmie of tho savings from the new Government Offices may 
bo otilised iu ibis way? 

In the preseut match, Selan^for knocked oif the reqaired runa 
imder cuoditioDB which were pleasant to no one conffrraed. 

The cricket was. on the whole, very fair, considering the want of 
iractice on the part of evu'y one. In tho first iiiain^ of Suwgei 
Tjon(f, wbii-h lasti^d just an hour, there wt-re several catches missed. 
Glasgford's bowlinpr, however, being too deadly for most of the visitore. 
The Selangor first inninjjs just reached the century, being chiefly 
notiivable for th eie*iUent Yielding of the visitors, some free bitting by 
Dr. Scott, and the colla[^>se of the otht^r Sehiugor men, except Highct, 
who was out last after making 35 in something appn^Aching his style 
of former days. Dunmao, ever fresh, had the t>est bowling analysis. 

Sungei TTjong made a start with their second inuinga, leaving 
Caldicott and Dunman in at the call of time. 

Saturday morning was no doubt occupied by our visitora in 
viewiug the vaiioua works of art in Kuala Lumpur, and cricket was 
not started till 11.30. The score was taken to 6& for five wickets, 
when Ncubrouner Enished off the innings in sensational fashion, 
taking the last nix wickets for eight runa, all clean bowled. Dunmau 
oanied out his bat for 35, an excellent performance under the circum- 
stances, if uot in his best f<irm. He ubtiuld have been caught and 
bowled vfheu he hsd scored about 20. Selangor obtained the 38 runs 
required to win under the circumstances hinted at above, Qlaseford 
supplementing ^'^ bowling performance with a score of 12 not ont. 

An excelteul tiMu for the cricketers was provided iu the Club 
on each day, our worthy Captain. Mr. Holmes, proposing the 
health of the vieitors in iiis usual feeling manner, ]>ointing out the 
advantage accruing lo the membem of one Stat« in visiting another 
even for so short a time as is uetKssary for a cricket uiatuli, Mr. 
Dunmau, tho Captain of the visiting team, roplving iu a manner 
expocted of so goo<I a crieketer and all roumf sportsman. The 
occasion itf the Prince's birthday wbb by no means forgotten. 

A tennis match was proposed, but the idea was abandoned owing 
to the weather. 

There was a dance at the Selangor Club on Friday evcmng. but. 
uuforttinatelv, viry few ladles were able to be present. The evening, 
however, passed off v.-ry well. tlii> programme bt'ing tarried through 
and those who were present were glad to avail Uicmselves of the 
excellent supper provided. 

On Saturday evening there was a smoking concert at the "Spotted 
Dog." our mntical visitors l>eing very munh to thti fore. Mr. Holmes 
was in the Chair and Messrs. IXinuuLQ, Bathurat, Bn^tt, Coat«s, 
Baxendalo, Bourne, Bidgcs. Meikle, Dr. Scott and others delighted an 



appreciative audience, and Mr. W. Meikle was loudly applauded 
for a performance on the bag pipes, literally trarryiug everyone 
away at the cltwe of the concert, like the Pied Piper of Hameliu, 
and reminding one of Mr. Bathurat's recitation of " Upstairs and 
Downstairs, etc." The latter gentleman shewed he had not wasted his 
morning, and gave an excellent topical song as a result of his 
perambulations. Mr. Brett sang iu liis accomplished manner and 
gave a wonderful monologue in imitation of a certain well-known 
official, in good taste. Dr. Scott got as far as the ducks in his 
descriptioL of a farmyard. Mr. Alexander, to whom we were indebted 
for the excellent arrangement of the programme, must not bo loft 
unmentioned for assisting with the accompaniments. 

The start on Sunday morning was an early one, and no doubt 
our visitors would be glad to avail themselves of tlie comfort, of the 
Esmeralda, in which they returned to Port Dickson, after affording us 
a very pleasant holiday with no contretemps. 

8l-<«0£I I'JONG 

A5i> Jelsiji;. 

Itt Innings. 

Snd Inningg, 

R. C. Fetherhridm b Glassford .. 

5 . 

b Nf ubronniT 

... 12 

W. EstTop c Norman h Neiibronner 

1 . 

. c Hiithi't b Glfljwfonl 


H. Cftldicotl Dr. 8co(t b QIawfurd 

Ji . 

b Gln.-wrord 

... 1» 

W, Dunnuin run out 

. , 13 . 

not out 

... »j 

W. J. CoatfabGlMiiford 

... 12 . 



C. C. Trotter c Neuhronner b Puon 


b Sen binmior 


W. A.IUybGlftSHford 

4 . 



0. BridcM c Stoiinr b GUwifonl ... 
C, Mutbnd c Paxon b GlRssford 

r, . 



(1 , 



H. W. Bathurst c EMj b Puou .. 

II . 


U. Bivtt not out 

n . 

. t;£b<k-nl>Gla>H»ford 



a . 

... H 


... 67 '. 


,.. Wl 


l$t Innniga. 

I'Hfi Iimiayt. 

Dr. Scott cand b Duninan 

... 24 

riiii ont 


W. D. Scoie c Brirlgeti b Diuinuiu 

8 . 

. I> Hay .. 


U. C. Paxon c Petherbrid^ b Duiinian 2 . 

Uo. ... 


J. aiaaaford b Uajr . . 


not (Hit ... 

... li 

H. C. HolmM R CaldiROtt b Dunnmn 


. bHny ,, 


S. W, Neubronncr b Hay 

T '. 

nut out ... 


D. J- Hiffhet c TrotU-r b Caldlrott 

... *■» . 

0. F. StonorcCoRtMh Hay 

.1 . 

A. C. Norman lb w b Hay 

H. 8. Day c Haitland b Uiiniuan 


3 , 

L. P. Rbden not out 

7 . 


... 14 . 



... 1U(> . 




Stt iHuinffS. 

Sntl Innings. 

Bwln. Opera. Itdni. Sii*. 


Siflrs. Orerg, ildiis. Rut, 


niaosford 13.4 ... i . . SI 



7 ... 1 ... 21 

Xmbronner 6 ... 1 ... lit 



14 . , 3 ... 27 


FUOO ... 6 ... 1 ... I-l . 


Dr. Si'olt ,. 

(1 ... 1 ... i;( 



4 . , 1 ... N 

*. u 


Itt Tuningt, 

^uil Innings. 

Bwlri. Oetri. 3fUit». Riis. 


Bwlrs. Ovei's. Mdnt. JiHS. 


Pothwbridgi* 7 ... 1 ,,. 24 . 



3 ,. — , . 7 

... — 

Bar - IS - 8 , as . 



.S ,. 2 .. 13 

.. 3 

BatRip ... 3 ... — .. 14 


1 .1 13 


Dunman... 13 ... 4 ... l!t 


Caldknit 33 ... i ... * . 




I. — Captaix Wahl. 

THE "Genial Skipper" "f the a.e. Sappho, as *'DiigU8»ed" hai it. 
it nn equally welUkiiowu llprure whether it \<e iu Kuala 
Lumpur or on his owu ntsiL little ship, au<1 whoo I went to 
iDt^rvifw hitu it was Kimplv tjoing to ni«<t an aid fri«o(]. 

Id a vrav the- uiterviow wati UisappoiDtinp, oa Cantaiu Wahl nai so 
mt^dest that there was the grenlest diflicutt}' to get tiim to Kciy a vord 
alxtut himwlf. 

Captain Wahl is the oldest Maittor now nailing b«tw««n Singapore 
and Klang, haTing been in chargQ of th« ill-fated a.s. Pyah Pekel 
11 rears ago. Thfn, in 18Bd, Mr, Bogaardt, having taken into 
couwdfration tho inoroafied Europmu traOiL' tetweeu tho two pkces, 
liad the fl.fl. Sappho built es]>tt.-ialW for the run. and Captain Wahl 
was choien to comnukud her nnd has done so er^r Hince. The wisdom 
of Mr. Bogaardt's choi<;« baa l)c«a amply verified br time, wh«u, after 
sii yearn, the clean little Sappho is still out and out the bent boat 
coming to Selaugor and her commander still the mokt popular of all 
the Bkipi>orB. 

In 18d3 Mo8«r«. fitTanfilield ownf^l the s.s. Pt/ih Peket. and iu 1864 
the B.a. n'i7/ o' ike Wi»p. whilst the b.s. Malacca and Brnmort, 
belonging to Mi-Hsm. Kim Seng and Co.. were also Pinning to 
Klang. as well as the s.s. £intaui_j (aftcrwiu^a sunk iu a collision), 
the a.H. Jiilliton aud tho s.s. Hi/e Lcong, belonging to Messrs. Keng 
Tong Hi'others, which firm was also interested iu the construction of 
the Kuala Lumpiir-Klang Railwa/. 

Al>out a vitar after Ca]>taiu U'ahl left the unfortunate s.s. PyaA 
Peket, she collidwl with the ».». Chow Phga in the Klang Straits, and 
souk, with the loss of both Eiiropcau £ngini>ers and 15 Datives. 

On Ireing asked it be bhw uuu-h ehancc in Klang, Captain Wahl 
said " Itather I why. with the exrcptiou of the OoTerninent Office, there 
was only one bricK hotiiw in Klang when I 6rst kuew it," and he 
went on to say Uiat even Kuala Luuipur did uotWaBt of many housea 
in thosB Darly days before the milway was opened. He dated the 
rise and pr*»«|ii'ntv of Klang from the time when the Connaught 
Bridge was oix-ned in April, 1690, by tho late Sir F. Dickson, whUo 
Acting Oovernor of the Straits Settlements. 

Captaia Wahl bears ttistinionv to the fact that the loading jetties 
UaTe always l>een a thorn in thu Bide of tlio Govonuoent and the 
shipping roniinnuity. am) hi! distinctly i-eniemlnrs how (.-art of the 
jetty at Bukit Kuda' sudduuly diHapj-cart'd the day before Sir F. Weld 
came up to eee the Klang Bailway oponed in 188(}, and the P^ah P«k*t 
acted a« landing stiig*.' for the Qovoruor's party. Prnin l88v{ up to the 
time of thu opening of lhi< railway only the Pyah Ptket and Will o' th« 
Wi4p. with material, wont to Hiikit Kuda. all other ste&mers remained 
at lOang and diwhaTged cargo into 1>outs. Sjtoukiug of pontoons, 
Captain Wahl eiprcasud his opinion tliat having been tried in KUng 
ihe experiment bad proved a complete failure. 



Conting ti) ovuiita of more recent date, Cftptain Wahl expretsed 
himRelf ad bein|$ injiui^li^t^lj satisfied with tlio pi-es^nt ball syatoni ia 
force for reguliitinp traffic ou the river; Imt tliiukd that, improvement 
•8 the uow KuaJa Harbour will be, there i« even Ktill bett«r and more 
oommodiouii aucommodatiou for ships not far off, where a harbour ou 
Uie coast miirht huvn bwii coDuected with Kuala Lumpur bv rail 
frithout tTosaiuB the Kliiuy River at all. "At all orentfl." he said, 
"it waa a relief to l&avt" Bukit Kuda for Klang, and it wiJ] b« a etill 
further relief to leave Klanj; for the Kuala." 

Captain Wahl, who ii evidently not fur^elful of old faeai, bore 
■troDg testimony to the eiilightc-n^ Bn(>rKy of the first Collector, 
Mr. Perke, he knew iu KlaOK. and to his able asBistaooe in introduc- 
ing European -owned boats, as the 'whole of the trade naa then in 
the hands •'•f Cblnea-d firms — he had. however, to leave the Service 
undur painful oirounutauoea which need not be reoordetl here, 

Bi} far, the iutemew liad been alxiut modern Selaueor, but as lie 
talked Captain Wahl'a iii<>miirr carri^tl him \)tw^ to tlie time when 
23 rears ago ho Mailed through the HtraiTK nf Malacm, as mate in 
saibng Tesaeli, when Selan^r was practi^'ally an unknown laud, and 
when ho little droauit that he would iu tlie years io come be enjoying 
the prime of his life iu those very waters. 

But in those days the Straits of Slalacca was a very different place to 
what it is now. Pirates roamed along the voasta uf Porak luid Selangor, 
and every boat was armed. Tbo Lnkut and yeUugor Rivers were 
known as the home of pirates, and every foastiug vftssel tliat travelled 
was armed and ready for them. Captiiiti Wahl well remembers seeing 
the cast-iron guus ou board both OhiuesQ junts and Malay totigkongs 
in Penang; nominally kept for defence, but iu n-a1ity it is to be feared 
too often used for aggressive purposes. The old East India Company 
bad reason to know of the existence of Malar pirates. Several pirate 
junks captured by the gunboats were then to be seen anchored in 
Fen&ng inner harbour. 

But to rotum to the Sappho — which is synonrmoxis with Captain 
Wahl — it is not to be wondered at that natives like travelling by it, 
the upper docV forming such an excellent shelter from ram ; no 
piga lK-tiig carrif^l tif oduhm odds to its pupulurily arauugst the MaUya, 
Captain Wiihl likes Malay sailors, and the Malay sailors evidently 
like Captain Wahl, from the length vt time they stay on the boat, 
which is saying a good dual for tbo Malay, who ia so fond of 

As to the "Oenial Skipper" himself, of course he likes it. 
" A grand life the sea, and so healthy," sums up his own opinion 
of it. 

He Bays lie i.s never ill, and he certainly never looks it; and I am 
sure I may join with everybody iu hopiujr it will be many long years 
before either the "Genial Skipper" or his neat little boat desert us 
for sti-ange waters.— A. B. 




WJ^ quote tbo f»l)oiriiig "Rvtuma" regarding tlie (iriws and 
yV exports of Covlon Coffe4> and the <.'orr(?spoiidilig raliu:* of 
J ^upe^^s for the past 24 vears. from the CcyloH Obtvntn — 

" We received the other day a return, fumislicd officially by MeMrs. 
Letvia and Peat, of the average prices per cn't. of Uiddliug FlaQtatioD 
Ceylon Coffee in FBhnwry and October for the i>aat 24- yeais. Thia is 
▼ery intereating oa woll us reliaWo ; Imt to make the return more U8«fiil, 
weliave added to it the total export ot plantation coffee on each year 
and through the aid of Banking friends wc have also l)een able to fill 
in the approxiiuatw value of thi- nipee for February and October in 
each year. The result i» a useful little table for refcronco, from which 
it will be H«n thai, the pric« of coffee at least does not fall in corr««> 
poodence with exchange: — 

" The follovring arc the variations ia ralue of Middling riantatioQ 
Ceylon Coffee in LondoD for the yoard 1670 to 1893; also the 
exports of the eaiue from Ceylon and the approximate value of the 

H.P. Ojlon 






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Fbllino, Loppnoo and Bcelnino. 

fLANTINO weather niaj-. a« a general nile. Ite etpecied to (wl in 
Kbout the middle of October aticl to lutti until ubout Cbnstnia^. 
after which there is a spell autil April, ^hen tbe rains oom- 
memu; iigsia and hiBt until the I)e)riuuiU|f or middle of June. 
These BeaaoDS correspond with the N.E. and S.W. tDonaoons which 
prevail in Ceylon; but whereas oTer here it is often posaible to plant 
at other times as well, no one in CeyU^n t^r^r thinks of doinjj so ei»*pt 
in the alMve montlia, at) long hikiIU of divught, such ait are unknown 
in this nouuiry, wnuUl wiye whole cleariuf{a out if planted at other 
times than in tbe repularlv recoffniwd monsoous. Probably, there- 
fore, the beat months fur felling are November and December and May 
and June, the burn takitiR place in, «ay, February and August. I 
take the aeasona in tbe above order a» the latt^ir end of the year ia 
apparently by far the most reliable time for planting. Felling, as I 
hare aaid before, should always be eatrust«a to Malaya, who will 
bo found ready t« talio up IhiH wnrk at SB to 89 an acre, though 
I bear it can be done for less in the Klaog District. Some 
planters prefer to include in their felling contracts burning off 
tbe clearing, and stacking such of the timber as has escaped the 
fire and must be cleaned up before lining can 1>6 commenced. 
This system, however, does not recommend itself to me, as the con- 
traotor hedges heavily against tbe chance of a bad burn by demanding 
at least 82 per acre extra, and tt would be found very difficult to 
persuade him to fulfil hia contract if, by doing so, he would incur 
actual loss, whilst if the Fates were propitious, and the tire did its 
work well the planter would regret hia wasted dollars. With felling, 
as with every other contract work in this country, the middlti man, in 
the shape o^ the kepala, in very much to the fore ; he sublets his 
contract to various other lesser luminaries in small lots of a few acres 
each; as, however, he ia responsible to the planter for his work being 
well done and for his inevitable cash advances, bis dollar au acre 
" commission " is not grudged, if he makes a Buccess of the job. 
To fell a clearing properly, all the tmdergrowth ought to be cai-efuUy 
cut down with parangn Wfore the ix>ntractor should be allowed to feu 
a single big tree, as. unless thia is insisted upon, the burn may bo 
seriously interfered with by the underifrowlh, which, though rru»hed 
and pressed down by the weight of the heavier timber, still remains 
green. The nearer to the grt)und the trees are cut the better, as high 
stumps are a great nuisance to the coolies when lining, bvit with such 
hard tree* as merbau. the roots of which form re^Ur buttresses 
round the stem for several feet above the ground, the Malav u*iW make 
his little crow's-nest platform and cut where he has only the trunk to 
fleal with. After the big trees are all down the work of lopping com- 
tnenccB. and this is perhaps the most important factor in the success 
Or failure of the bum. AU upright branches should be chopped down 
until the clearing presonts a flat com|>aot upiM>arance, ae if there ia a 



swpiaon of moisture about when tbo fire is put in it catches od to 
tbe dij badlv-Iopped places aaJ runs over tbo clearing ijutead of 
bominf; steaiiilr turouglt it. Tho u«ual method of applring the firo 
ia to hare a Urtce gang nf men earli ]>rnvide(} with a loug Orr bamboo, 
atationcd at ijitcrrals of aboat ten jards, and ext^ndiog^ the wboI« 
breadth of the pioc« to be burnt ; at a givc-n ii^^uul they li^^hi their 
bamboog. which tmm very fr«el/, and start off for the opposite aide 
applving the fire e\erv fcv (eat as thej ^i. ThoT ehould bo instructed 
to preserve their original distunce from each other as much as possible, 
so that the fire maj be evenly' distributed, and care should be taken 
always to bam atfaitut the wind, as otliervise the tiames might over- 
take the burners, in wUit-h case, perauibulatiou through newl^ felled 
forest being so verr much the reverse of eany. thvv wouldn't have the 
ghost of a chance of escaping. Haring tried them both, I am satisfied 
that Malays are much better than Tamils for a baro. they negotiate 
the fallcu timber with much greater euso, keep their heads better and 
Boom lutuitively to know thw quickest way to the other end, wherea* 
Tamils are apt to work into a group, and get alarmed and scamp their 
work if the^ cannot keep well ahead of the fire. 

If consistonily dry, not weather preraiU the 6re can be put in 
within 10 days of the coropletioii of lopping, but if even bght ehowera 
have fallen, a bum should not bo attempted for three weeks or a 
month. I once knew an eccentric and highly superstitious indiTtdual 
whose nerres were in Huch a stato of tuusion during the trying inter- 
Tal of " waiting for the bum " that even in hh sleep he luul no rest, 
for be dreamed dreams aiid received "inspirations" upon which he 
invariably actod. The result, howover, bctug usually the reverse of 
saiiafkotory, I can liardly recommend thiH method of prorcduro for 
general adopUoQ. No man can ward off lui unexpected deluge of rain 
&ft«r be hail put the fire on, but, bar that, every bum ought to be a 

As full five months elapse from the time the seed is put into the 
beds until the plants arc ready for plantiDg. no time iihould be lost 
in getting nurseries ready after the selector has chosen his block. A 
nice piece of flat Innd, close to a stntam if |H«si1)1p, or in audi a poai- 
tion that water mu etuiily be obtained by tneans of a well, should be 
sslwted for this [<nrf>os^ ; a light sandv loam is the beat soil. After 
the jnngle has been filled and burnt, afl logs and stumps should be 
sawn up and removed ; the ground should than he harrowed over with 
a "mammoth" or rhangko) to a depth of six inches and tho roots 
which will be turned up should be collected into heaps and burnt ; 
beds four feet wide c^n then l>e pegge<1 out, with a space of one foot 
lietween them for a drain to carry off the water iu heavy rains, these 
drains must all lead into a main draiu. and have of course a slight 
slops upon them ; but they should not be more than three or four 
inonae duep, as the sides of the Iwds are apt to full in if they are more 
than tliat, with the result that the seed at tlie edges is exp(.t«ed or 
carried away ultogetber. The earth fi'om the drain Mould bo thrown 
up as the drain is cut, on to the beds on cither side; these aro tJien 



careful]^ amoothodover, any rpmainiiigsticksand rooU picked out.aad 
tbej oTi! then ready for pUutinf^. Care should be token not to dig the 

uiiritery up too deep, as tbe roots of the nlfluts will then run down 
instead of ^readiog, and latcmla and Tint long Lap-ruots are what aiv 

The young pUuta. of cotirse. require shade and protection from the 
lUD, and the inosl iiittially adopli^J ntt^tlKKl of affordinK them this is to 
make a lij<ht and rough trellis work, supportt-d by posts tihoiit five feet 
hipfh at intervals along the eil^os nf the l)e<I», flat at. I he tnp.aad thatched, 
at fimt thickly and then aa the plants j^row atronper. more lightly, with 
the juu-^Il* atap— aliertam, which is jil.'nliful enoujfh in most localities. 
Where thefte art- not procurable, lalaug or unma other surh flubatituio 
answers the pnrpoiie emmlly well. The eastern and western sides of 
this trellia work ishoulu )>e thatched also tu keep the morning and 
evening Hun off tlie outHide lieds aucl a rouf{h fence should be con- 
structed all round the nursery to keep cattle, deer, etc., out. Thii 
work sliould be of the roughest and cheapest description, bm it 
iii only required whilst the pUoita are young and tender ; and as it Is 
never adviitable to use a nuriiery twion, it is only required for the first 
three or four mouths. Another, nud, in tny opinion, preferable, 
tofrthod is to make all the beds run eaat and west and to erect a 
separata slontiug cover or " panda! " to each bed, more light in th\is 
let in. whilst the plauta are at the Hame time proteiited from tlie direct 
rays of the aun. With this arrangement, howerer. more waterijig ia 
neeessur}' as the slant on the " paudal " carries off any rain that falla ; 
ou Iht: other hand, the Hut roof ouuhl'b a heavy drip uu the IhhIb and 
exposes the eeed. But I have found that ataps cut into foot lengths, 
and struck upri^'ht in the beds between the rows of seed answer just as 
welt as the more elahorate Bhadiug described above and are iufiuitely 
more cheaply applied. Tlie sfeds whould uever he planted ciosur than 
four inches apart, and. if pi.>9»ible, they ohould I»e allowed six or even 
eight iiuhea ; but if planted so dose as four inches, when remoTing the 
planlH every alternate one should he taken, aud this will leave the 
others lots of room as they grow bigger. The seed should not be 
planted more Ihun half an inch deep, and should be very lightly 
covered over. There are. I know, mauy plautem uf eitp«;ri«ao« who in- 
variably genuiiiftt** their seed liefore putting it iuto the nursery. This 
is done by spreading it lightly on a prepared Iwd of wet sand aud 
co%-oriug it over with wet sacking until the small white germ appears, 
always at the pointed end of the seed, when it is at onco removed to 
the uuTfivry ; but I am most strongly opposed to this principle — for 
which it can only I>e said that no unfertile seeds are planted — as I 
have found that imless very carefully watched, the seed often rote in 
the geiminatiag bed j in spite of i-vt^ry (-an? the genu is liable lo get 
damaged when the seud is uitived ; an t-normous pi'n'votage of crookeil 
roots invariably oa-ur in pUnts raised from germinated seed, which 
are. needless to say, ffuite worthless; and. kut of all. with gtxnl sound 
seed to go upon not one in a huudrud fails to comn up. Ho what is to 
he gaiui-d by germinatiug I alto^t>ther fail to see. and T should 
not have referred to thi» question at all woi-e it not for the fact that 



BO many uudoubtt-dly cxperiuncd |jIitDti*rH (ro iu For doiiiK it. I do 
nut tliiuk it nmttfrti iu t\\9 Iciist iu yrhiitpoiitioh the e«ed is planted. 
thuugh I always put my own in willi t.n<> crark iloirunurds. TUe 
nurncry should be mitered sufficiently often to keep the Wds dunp. 



Bi L. Wbat. Jcn. 

[From " Perak Mtiseum NoUt—ITI."] 

'T~\ AMB009. to put that tiiey emit musical iiot4)B vrlieu the frind 
Tj blo""". a-Tie rnlled by the Mftl-ays huloh jifrrindti. from hvloh the 
/ bamboo, and riudu. plaintive or melancholy. 

Tbd way in -which they are made h ai Follows. A long bamboo 
LI takftD. wUti-h uuir hv <if aur size from an iucli to illaniKcr upfrards, 
and in each uf the iip)M<r joints a hfde is nit noniewhere near the 
centre These holes arc of many different shapi?* and arc plHC«^ 
alternately on either side of the Iwniiboo. so th»t whicheTer way the 
wind blows tbo pipe will sound. Tbcy are also upaoed ul ilifferenl 
parts nf the jnintii to ^ivc dilTercnt iiut>e(i, aud the nhapoB uf the boles 
are Taried with the intention of altering- the timbre ot the notes, in 
the same way as is done with orjfan j'ipes. Thd boles are square, 
round, triangular, elliptit^al, rhombic, i-cctaugulur, l)«Bido« setfrnents 
and wnHors of circles and many irregtilar shaiies. 

The buloft jterrindu l>Ging prepared is stttck upritfbt into the 
groimd, loTffe end downwards, or tied on to a tree-top near a house. 
Ko tlmt its muMir cau W hi-ard. Livinj^ bamboos are also sometimes 
cut and niaile leelian, mid th*'y will r^-main alire for some l«n^ lime 
afterrards. A chunp so treated will produce raueionl notes whenever 
the wind rustles thruuKh it- 

The soiukU oniitt^^l by these isolinn bamlMMs are, as the Malaj 
name indicates, weird anj plaintive, rtsiug and falling as the wind 
risuH and falls : 

" Low at tioaos anil loud at times. 
And uhnDgiutf like a poKt'* rhjroies." 

A Malay wrili?r. quoted by Marsdea. uses the tones produced bj 
these Iximboos ns something particularly melodious with which to 
compare th^ muKiia] voice uf a woman : " Swocl was the sotmd of her 
voice as that of the tuneful reed — Martl^lah hunifi fwara-nia Mejterii 
btitolt ptrrmdu." 

Tlie uauie hnJoh /wmw/w is also applied to a small specie* of 
bnmbfxi that grows on the tnpK of fiuntK uf tbu taller bills tu Perak, 
at from &,(KN( tit over (J.CtH) fwt dpTatinu. FJoweriuff specimens of 
this pretty little Immlwxi were coUect^'d on the summit of Qunong 
IJiTimibun in lf^88, but have not yet been identified. The word 
nitWri alBi> means to desire eantf'Mtly, ton^ for, and piue after, and 
apparently thin is thi- meanini; that "the name l>earM aa applied to this 
si«cieB, for the Malays say that it has mystic propt*rlic--* and Iha) if 



a man can get his ladj-tore to accept a piece of it. that it will net 
like u. pbilt«r or tbe elixir of lore. The ladv aeed not knowingly 
tnkc it. It is HufEi'ieiit if she in poiwcBsed cf a guiaU piece, even 
tliQiigb nlie iH not awjire of it. It ib reput«Ml to b^^ a very powerful 
t-lmrm, aubjugatiui? the culdeat aud moat indiffcrcut. and even turning 
Iiat4> to loTt^. On tilt? oivasion when ItotanicAl firreeimenB of it were 
collected, tbii- UiilavB of tlie pArtv cut and brottgut dowD bundleH of 
the canes fur um aa love charms* 


XWf in nirf AmU tmrftv*» rttpomtiAU fur tin npimioiu rrprMMtd Ay oar Ci'rr»»pomtttnt».'] 

To t'tf E'Kt'y "/ 'Ae Stlangor JoMmal. 
Sir, — More iu sorrow tbnii iu njigi?r do I rend abuse of our lieJovcd 
ffloog. A visitor who arriretl here in the earljr morning was bo 
upfttft by miMiu}; tbe ^rnt train that hiti after recollt^rtions of the 
place err ou the side of romance. Pirtion by a master-liand is wortli 
reading, and therefon? I can asBuro your readers that " ViMitor" Iiy 
drawinp a veil over bis visit to the Rest House baa deprived thera of 
an intellectual tr«it ! " ViRitor" says he landed by "Mwannin^' tip a 
stiiuv iMJiit on tit a wooden breakwater studded with trappy holes," 
when be had doue this b>- H-Aya he had " ut-hicved a feat." I should 
thiuk he h^d, and tbe next time the perforuiauce in likely to take 
place he n)i>{ht let un know, f'>r wt* ure uU kt-en on Heeiug it. But the 
funniest thing alx>ut it in thai nobody in Klung has evt-r seen this 
"slimy post and wooden breakwater," mut-h less the "'trappy holes." 
There is pkuty of mud alonp tbe river bank?, bnl I liavit nuver yet 
seen anybody "phmgbin^; l.hi"i>ugh tbe mud of tbp stnci^ta," Tht' 
Klang gtreels are gravelled. That the said streeta were not swept to 
" Visitor's" satisfaction at 7 a.m. is to be regrelti.-d, but this will not 
ocotir again. as lain toldtlie Chairman of the local Sanitary fiouni has 
issued orders for the scavi-iii^ing t-oolies Ni start work in future at 3 a.m. 
au as to have it all fiuiNha^l hy 7 a.m., whilst the 4tb Cumniandment 
will now be broken with the utmost regularity. — 1 have, ele.. W. W. 


To ttu! KdUirr of the Sefdn^or Journal. 

Sir, — It, inustW wiih theu'teatest regret the residents of Selangor 
havu rv«J of fhv many drawbacks to his enjoyment that " A ViHit'ir " 
ex[>vrieu<^*d during his lat^' visit to Sehiugor. 

His trijils wei'L-. indiM>d. many an<] sore; to he compelled li) swarm 
np a slimy i-OKt In nwfb Klang in conipHny with a nwarm of i-odlii-!! 
waa likf addiiiif ia><ull tit injury. Art' ihi-re nn Port and Harbour 



Be^'uktiona compelliiis oil coolies to rumain ou the ship till the Tisitors 
have acfompliBlii.'d thoir climhinK feats ? or could uot a sptvial [mstl be 
]irovided for viuitorn Ut dispiMst Ilicmiw^lveB iijKin ? 

HaTinp swarmed the (fppaav pnlc, or rather slimy post. " A Vieitor " 
■eems to have found a breakiviitor (I bcIi(Te thar our local enfiiutt-ni 
hare jet to learn that the turbtitent state of the Elaog Rivtr rt>iiderii 
a brealfwater n«uw8ary) along irluirh ht? xntuif his way until it bpoamc 
ueceflsary to plunge into fche inud vf the uaswcpt Klaog stK.'eta. 

Many of \ii have had cxporiencf of plunging through the mud at 
low tide to reach various out-oi-the-way staiious on the coaat, and if 
" A VisiuVs " appc-arance premmtwl om- anything like many of us am 
remember I am sure our obli>^ng Station Master may be excused 
wniling as he points to the departing train. 

DariDg a residence of nearly seven years in Selangor I havp found 
it nwemary to laud at Klaug ul Uiast H,000 time*, and during the 
whole of that time I don't rememlter once having to swarm up a slimy 

The landin^r accommodation for passengers from the steamers bosl 
alwayH lieeu soiScient for the traflir- iiud pxrept on certain ocooaions, 
as at present when the iron jetty ia undergoing eitensive repairs^ it 
has been alt that eves the most distinguished visitor could desire. 

During the present repiunt to the iron jetty a temporary wooden 
landing stage at l«is( 12 ft. wide has bceu ercctt*d close to it, and it 
must strikt' iht* most t-asual observer that to liavo walked along this 
would havp- ht'en a far «<i«i»!r and more digiiifiod way for "A Visitor" 
to rva*'h Klaog tliau (o " swarm up u slimy post." 

As regards the unKwt-[it slri't'ta of Klaug. no doubt the Chaimuui 
of the Sanitary Board will be able to defend himself and his Board. 

Query : At what time of the day did " A Visitor " Lmd ? — I am, 
etc. Adal. 

To tht Editor <if the Sttttn^or Jovrnal. 

8tM, — Can you divine the reason why there was no objection raiwd 
by lovere of our beautiful Public Gardens to the P.W.D. being f^ven 
for ita Factory the Bit«> it now occupies. 

It is probably well tinown now. that the P.W. D. was auxious to' 
have the V^vtory practically in the Gardens, and to use the Lake as a 
reservoir from which to draw the necesaary amount of water power. 

The water aupidy ivuuld have beou insufficient and the Lake would 
have been redui-tij to a Kwamp fvcry day. 

I am therefore glad to »ay that I was diii-fly iiistruraenlal iit gL-Uing 
this plan frustrated. The next step of the P.W.D. soema to have 
been to erect— on the site whii-h would W must rL-»ented by those whO; 
objef^^l l<o the original iiroposat— the Factory- and the mitM hidoouSi 
chimney whii'h coiiM l«> ucvised. as a monument in commrmorntJon of 
their being forced to u»e steam power. — I am, etc., A. S. BAXBNnaLB. 

No. 6.— Vol. UI.— 3ftA November, 1894. 


THE Acting Renident visited the Kuala Selaugor District last 
week, riding from Klang to Kuala Selangor and returning by 
water. The Chief Magistrate, the B^idcnt Engineer, and the 
Superintendent, P. & T., also went to Kuala Selangor in the Eemeralda, 
and some of the party returned to Klang via the Coast Boad. The 
Acting Reaident reached Kuala Lumpur on the 19th instant. 

Mb. and Mbs. a. K. Venmvg arrived in Kuala Lumpur on the 
18th. Dr. and Mrs. Trarers broke the journey on the Sappho at Port 
Dickson, where they were the guests of Mr. Douglas for a few days, 
reaching Kuala Lumpur on the evening of the 22ud inst. 

CoHiNO and going. Next month we shall have Messrs. Spooner and 
H. F. Bellamy back, both, we hope, restored to health, and the same 
month Mr. Ridges and Dr. Welch will most probably be leaving for 
Europe on well-earned long leave. Mr. Bellamy, we see, according 
to the WcBtern Daily Mercury, has been during his stay at home 
attached to the Stonehousc Fire Brigade as an honorary officer, and, 
shortly before he left England to return to the East, was entertained 
at the Town Hall by the members of that Brigade. Mr. Bellamy, in 
letters recently received, writes that he feels very "fit." Dr. Welch, 
who is much in need of change and rest, has been out since 1888, 
and Mr. Ridges has not been in Eurofjc since he arrived here in 1884, 
when the Selangor revenue was S494,484 ; a slight difference, and one 
affecting the work of all branches of the scn'ice, to that estimated for 
1805, »3,357,179. 

Ma. H. HC'TTENBACH is another one who will soon be leaving us 
for a short space of rest and recreation in Europe. Notwithstanding 
that Mr. Hiittenbach has beeu for about five years iu charge of a 
business that has many ramifications, he has during that period found 
time to act in several honorary ca]iacities in most uf our social institu- 
tio'nt, notably that of Hon. Secretary to the Selangor Club, a place 
with which his name will always be associated as one who found it in 


a UHiribimJ couiliti'Hi, auJ, l>_v <iuvri<t*Uf ami ju<lirioua ii][iiiiiL;cin(>nl, 
ri«U)rf(l it to a high Main of viuUlv. Mtiv )u> Itnve " u j^K)rl tiinit " 
at home ! 

Av accident, not at nil, we bear, of an unusual natnrp— thftt is, 
lh<.' linrRiiii}< of tlx* ^iilt{i>-glass on a. locomotive -lins ivsiiltetl ver^ 
liiirdK for Mr. Mai-flrt*yxjr. one of thi- ivii-1it.<Kl: of tht* t'liiplnyi's of Iho 
Selantjor Govi'niinenl. Riiitway.whn first vsimc nut as a driver iu 18H<i. 
At one time the eaao, whicli is liein-,- trea1»-'d in the Kuro|t«ui Ward, 
bore a most uorious TOiniiU-xioii, and Mr. Ma^^Orefiror 19 not vpt out of 
danger : still " while there's life there's hojie," aud MitLOn-^^-or doesu'l 
despair of ^turiuj; off for some time the apjiRiach of ibe (.'rim eoemy. 
If the l^ursting of naitf^e-glasses is not unusual, whj. iu the name of 
liumanity, areu't thev fitted with some |/auxe or other protection? 

SoMKTiMi; durinji the ui^'ht of thi' 27th, Mr t-arly momitt}? ot" the 
28Ui iu»t.. (he Unverument I'lintiuj^ Odice waa outiTid mid the Hjife 
taken awjiv. The Innylare— th^^n^ iiiitHt have been mon- than one - 
a.i-t<Kl with the Ri-eatest iroiwiduration, and liorw tlirir luirdcn rinlil 
throuf^li tin- oflii'o hittii llu- front of tlic Imihliiiy out at lhi> liarlc with- 
out huockiu^ oviT "frames." "i'aHe8."iir aiiv other of tin- im]>i'di> 
menta of « printing- ofRoe, wime of whii-h talce »» long to Ituild upaod 
are so easily knocked down. " To the time of jfoinjj to press no clue 
had Wen discovered," We ref-L-r to this iurideut because it wan lh« 
funds of the Jounml wliich ehiefly siiffiTe*! : and also IwH-anse it 
affords an excellent oppoii.unity of af^aiu atikin^ those eu1>st-rilHM-& 
to Vol. I. nud Vf»l, II. who hiivtt a« }'el f|iiil<? forjiolMi — not frit 
waut of beitii^ n-uiindi'd. however— to forwaixl their subHeriptions, to 
ideaw? do so at once. The subscriptinufl due lo Vol- HI. will at Ihia 
juni-turc (irore most acceptable. Wu feel almost too diffident to 
Lraatbe a won! about subscriptions Iielng payable* in advance. 

Thk Secretary of the Chureh Committee anuonnws the following- 
additional donations to the Church BiiUdiui,'- Fiuid : Rev. Botlamley. 
S. Stephens. Bath (f«r Mr. A. R. Venning). £2; Mr. L. E. Yzelman. 

Vfn not long itgo pubhshfd a letter about lejters hawking wares 
about the town, and now wi- have n.*iv'iv(?d a commnnieaMoa n-garding 
leprous Iteggnrs. It is stated that one or two of these uufonunato 
people, in whom the disease ii» evident iu a most advanced stage, are 
10 the habit of {lostiug Iheufiolves at the doora of houses and fffusiug 
to ^ awa/ witlioul ulmo. 


The Ei|iiitjiljtf Lifi- Awaumnw! Sm-iflT of tht* UnilcU StuU-'R 8wm» 
to Ik.* tinrlin;; much faviMir in thi.' si^ht of Kitiilii T.iiinpur n.>si<]rnl!i. 
VVl- hottr tlmt Mr. Kaulfiisa. the A^^•llI liyn;. is iImju;,' sTouiL-rfitllv 
good business. 

On Siindav, the Idtli iu^^t.. anotht^r Fatal ti>,'«T iaeid«jt ocviinvt] at 
iIiL> 7\ mile near K<'|ioti-^. A Oliinainau was iiniiiii-c*! n|iiui iiiur llx- 
haiipsi! ; an ii^eil riiiinlryiiiau ut oucv wt.-iit tti IiIk :iHKiHt.'ii]if, and 
seiKiiiK the mail's leg; fnOcaroiintl to |)iil] hitu iivaj from the hruttt; 
iuB cfforis, hiiwt-'VfT. W4Ti> fiitili*, lint liis rrii-a linmjjhl mmK' Chiimmeii 
Ui the 8|»<>l who with thfir rhaiijifcols Ijinit lh»? tifjyr off his pn'V, TIil- 
man watt •jiiitf tlviiiJ. ThiH tit;cr hutiiucits is ^'ttiug very alanning; 
ythnXM arc the- JJiinnKls "f vore!* 

K Rawano CMnx-spoudput writeit. unJ**r <\aU: thr- 2(Hh intttanl. us 
fulIoH-8 : — " Duriui; tho past E-jw Jays, owiiis to a. rfp<^>rlv-l vivat- of niliiiw, 
a numlK?r oF dogs lmn> U-eii nltot liy the police. Nvarly all the aaininlK 
kiUuil weru ' piLrialis.* tso tluit unc caiimtt )iut li>uk iipnu tlit.-ir cxt^-r* 
ininatinn at) 'n i^ochI riddam-i- nf liofl rttliliiKh,' let aU'tio llial it will 
rondi-T thi.' fhaiifp of our hiivii][» ina»t do^s in llic fiituiv a K'liiott.' mn- 
Veaterday moruiii^ one of tlifso i-reatures, after having" bi>r-n woundi-d 
ID the kg, was howlinp and endoaTourin^' to \^v\. avay, liutly puntiu-d 
by the *ni.Lta mata' who hiLd slii')t biiii, whou a \'n^r suddi-uly spratii; 
out from thf juu^flo td<«t> Ity, and, ory the ciieto'diiin <]f thu pi'iuT had 
time \*i R*covor from liis Kiirpriw, lairricd off ihi- do^'. This wius ul thr 
borti iif an old tin miiir iu \.\w town. Aiiulh<->r iuti-n>stin^, or rtlht-r 
amuKiiiif. tiling worth nu'ntiauinfi; in iH>nn<.-d.ion with this do(;.Villtuf; 
in that alnioKt hU the curcasik-s fuiiud thi-ir way tti fht> hotiHus of the 
Keh ChinesL*. who art- very fond uf iimiiH' flfsli. which iKcounIs for rht: 
nish the rni-n as well as tlie womcu make for a dog immt'diati^lT aft>.'r 
it is «hut. itouiL'times vvea disputiuif auKUgfit thumselrus over it,'* 

A Oc[tER\L Mwotint* of the momlifrs of thi- SHangor PUiiI.th' 
Awwt'iatiun will I"- held io tht' ofHve of ihv Association ou Saturday, 
tlu' 15th of ■D<•.^■Ill^H•^. !8!U. at 11.30 a.m. i'iirtii-ular attention is 
dniwn lo Uuli* S. with n*g:ird lo voting bv proxy, and to Kuli* lO. with 
n-)^rd til Tot.in^ of Mit'iutN.>rfl who an* in arn>ar with their subscription, 
Imth of whii'h rules will lx.> strirtly enfornHl. Draft aguuda uf Iiuh!- 
ne«*t. — 1. To reail and, if flpprnveil. lo eoafirni the minuti'S of the 
jrt«?i(tilB g^rm-ral UKTiing, 2. Tu disruss the advisability of liaving 
gt'iu'ral mcvtitigs more frcfim-ntlv and sliorler a;fi'ndiin. 3. To discuss 
ihcadvjnahility of admittiug n-porl^-rs to the meet lU)^ and of pnliliBliiiig 


til'! oorri-siiDUiloiuv of tin- Assotijilioii. 4. To clitii:H»a if tliL' Asso- 
ciiitioii kIiouUI Uikii steps to orj,'imi.«i_' tho iniini,i;nition and ri'trnitiiij^ 
of wolit'H from India, mid to oonsidoi* itiiy jiroiiosals wliicb uiay Ik? 
lji-ouj;lit foiTViird in t-innuT-tioii with lliis iiiutlt'i'. 5. To discuss tbe 
Govemiiu'ut'ri 320-ai.Tcs Mock KjsUm. 6. To rciul tlio reply rccuiviHl 
from tilt! Coloniul Sccrutary to tli;! jiotitiou iiddresijcd to H.E. the 
Oovcrmir. 7. To diKtiiss any ollu-i- points, of wbicb imtice lias bfcn 
ffivt'u to tli(! ConimittoL' ln-Fcn' Satiiiilay, I Iil- 8th of IX'teiulicr. Tiffiu 
will 1)0 arranged at llic Rest House for all llicse iiieiiiltei-s attoiidinfj 
the al>ove meetiuy who will J;i^e timely iioliee to tbe Hon. Seerelary, 
Mr. H. Hutteubaeh, of their luteiitiou to have seafb rcsorvod for thorn. 

Tub Billiard Handieap at the Selauj,'or Club ifi at It'Ugfb fiuishotl, 
Mr. E. W. Neubroiiner wiiiuin^' fi-oni sciateh. ApiK-ndotl are the 
results of tbe 4th, tJth and linal draws. 

■tru DitAw. Scote. 

C. r. Anehaut ... + t>U Wat E. fi. K<x' ... + 35 ... 230 

A. Tx-ck + -W „ H. HiUtiuibadi + 175 ... 249 

E. \y. Neubroimer bye 


E. W. Neubrouner serateli U-at 0. 1*. Auchauf + 20 ... 241 
A. Beek bye 

E. \V. Keiibroimer serateh beat A. Beck ... + W ... 18t» 

Tub Selaii;,'ov RiJli^ Associuli<tii Kaiidlt-ap auummced in our last 
ihsim; was sueeessfully liroii^'bt oil' at the JN'taliii;,' Ilaii^^e on 24tli aud 
2Mh iiist. Capt. F. W. liytpiis' prize of S:2.> v.aH won by It. Charter, 
and Mr. H. C. Ul<l^'e«' i-rize of i^2:J was won by W. D. Seolt. The 
following; is the full ."tore: — 


3"! jitifh. 

W«i iinr.lx. 

Iliinilii- i;i. 


ClwrttT. K. ... 




+ 20 


Soott, W. 1>. .-. 




t :;.") 


MrGnx'"". f- J- 






An.;n. J. 11. ... 




H 211 


SjiiiilcH, K. 




+ :>.-> 


HoyiT, W. 




-1- li.'l 


Hi-own, J. 




+ 2.5 


Yxi'Iiiiati. A. E. 




i- ao 






■f 21 > 


Conimc, E. 




+ 12 


Alfonl, 0. 




■f 15 


Johnson, A. J. 






(,'arpriiiU'l. G. ... 




+ lU 

... Eetirt'd 

l>av, H. S. ... 




+ 22 


Kck, A. 




1- 3.-) 


Tiabury, 0. ... 




+ S5 

i<> tf 



At an oxtraonlinarr gooora-l iui?otm^ of tbe fihar<?lioltlers of tlie 
Cbartonxl MntiU ut Imlia, Autttrulia. litiil CKiua lit-KI uii 17lh Ol-UiIkt, 
nt thv Cannoii-HlrVft Hotvl, Mr. WilMajti PuttTttnti (iIih Ciiairmau) 
eaiti : •■ It ■will in^orost you to know that tho jiiithorities have j;ranl<'d 
pt^rioiesum for the rj>iiiai;t? of ji liritiiih dolUr for cin-uktiou io tlw 
Htmitjs 8«*l(!i'iui'n1« nod Huiifjkonj;, Tin; t-ffcvt of tho rtwiit Iwivy 
fall in the prite of silvi-r ou Mr xjrivn ti-aiK' has iKtin to h'SNcn the ci- 
|>i)rt (if Moxtc-Jiii (lollarH to tiU'-h au oxt^^ut an to thn'atvn thotn'i^nlonieo 
antl llifir vioiiiitv with u currency i'ninine. In i-'oiijiinotion, thiTi*fure, 
wilh l!ie (fther liiuikf<, umi with the ii('|iroval of tht? loail ifovLTumfnt, 
BUj«iX3rtt^tl hv tUi* ChiuiiU'rs of ConiiniTce of HoajfUong and iUa 
StniitH .Si'ttlfmi'iitM. wi' iirirfd u|>on the Cohmia] Olfiri.- Uk* tlaiipir of 
the Kii«t<-ni tm-lc iM-in^ ih'ftendcut upon an uncrrlaia Biipply of the 
•'oinAire of a. forcii,'n country. The Sorretarv of State at ouc* appreci- 
nttnl th(> (rraviiv of thi.> oiltiation, axiil n-pn-wmU'il Llii> iu;ttti>r t4> Her 
Majostv's Tn'nsury, with the rr«n]t. which 1 have iodicated, Tlie 
Jtritimh dollar, which in to hecotatdttt thv BomfnT Miut, will probably 
lie i-irrulntiui^ in tho Eaat iu the* earlv tuouthit of next rvar. I have 
Been a drawing of the die a^cref-d tiputi, ntid the desij^ reflects much 
credit upon the aathuritios of tho liovul Miut." 

Thk TavoH IB the name of a nov-' steAiucr chartered by Messrs* 
TTfit-tenlineh. Iiiel«Tt. and Co. for tliu rtiu betwi-en Peiianj^ UB<i Kliiii^. 
She 114 due at. Klin;; t/^-djir, 3Uth, iitnl will h-ave for Penang on 
H;tlui'diir or Suiidji)-. Furil»M- pArtii-iiIurs ii'-^'ftjtlin;^ times And 
at^iintiiiudatioii will hi- |iiiii)iMliei] in (tirr next uuiuIk.-!'. 


THfl n*t»ru Ansoeiatiou PootlNill Match U-tween elevima reprr- 
wiitin^ ICnaLi Kiilni and Klaiii; whk plnviHl on Siilnrdn}' hust, 
on tin,' IJei-n^at ton Ground at tho tir^it-iianied place. lietVin' a 
IKood nntnher of 8]>ect;Uor», including scvenU visitors from Kuala 
I.iimpur. The wcuther Wiis perfect aiid Iho fjjnuiHd In a fair eimditinu, 
althouifh (here werf one or two Itnd patches. It will lie vemcmlwred 
that wiien Ihvy bisl met at Klao^ the Ki^me ended in a diuw, hut this 
linie u ilefiiiite r^-Kult wait arrived at. and Kuala Kuhu were rictorious. 
It must In- adniitt^'d, tln»u)fh, Hint Ktaiin wen* not bu well represenlttl 
aa in (he first uintch, Messrs. Spearing, Stafford and Sltmor not being 
uhie Io play. 

It was alK)ut 44.1 when the Iwims onter^d the field, the viailora 
WDnrin^ nt] and the home teiun yellow sashes over white. No lime 
was loiit in preliauoorivs and just Iwfore five o'L'l4>ck Hemmy kivktd 
off lur Klau^. 

PUy from tlie itart was fairly fast and sU^htly in farour of the 
hrmic team, who, after altont threo luinules' ]*\ay, scored first j,t'n.l, 
Dalrymplu taL'iii^ the Ixill nbont a tliird uf tho h^n^lh of the ground 
Aud puttings it tlirough amidst ^reat cheeriog from the crowd. 


Plar during tlit> n-inaimW »tf tin* firsl-lialf was lu-ftrly alwava in 
Ihc Yisitow' tt'rritnrv, iillli.mi»li tliL'irfvrwurtJsitcvL'rnl riiiieB hrolct? hwily 
and carried lliL-ImU to tlw; otjier end of tlio ground only to In- rt-turncd 
hy tJie op]x>siiiR bat-kti. In ull iif thi-M- l>iir«tti Hi-uuny wits <-<iDS]tUMioiiB, 
but was iitit woll hii|ipi>r1cd. Tlit- viHit'OrR ni thiti l.iin<^ wt're nttt^ii hard 
preswd and Imd to touwde si-vi*™! cornera. ull of which they iiianatfcd 
lo dear. Jiist ln-furo half time KuoIil Kubii got aiiotlicr o|>cQiD^. aod 
lifter fiifoud [day auiougBt the furwunlK Hilum si'oii-^l, and whou Ibc 
whixtli; iioiludt*d Iht' home tiiiin wt-re leiidiiiirwith t he ucor*^ two to love. 
AftiT a short intt-na! Maxwell Uiflicd off, and tht" laUl was amm 
ID th^ Klanp linlf. Nisseo, bowevyr. who waa jdaying well at Imck. 
relieved with a lon>* shot, and Hcmiuy Rettiim awav with the Iwll 
SL-orc-d with a Imij; low Mhol. Tliolml], w"hi<^h waslrarflfing vi-ry slowly, 
was nuijjht l.y the ifoal-liwpfr, wlio. nistrad of throwing out or kit'king. 
dropped it throujih his own f^oaJ. There waa no excuse for thin as he 
had plenty of tiine. none of the opposing forwardu bfiufi close up. This 
8ticuii*d to j^ivi- uioH' lift* ti> linth Iraniit, :iiid lii>th played up hard. I»ut. 
Kuiila Kiibii always liad the best of it, n»o»t of the piny Iwiny nt-ar the 
Klanj^ f;oal. The backs phivi-d up well aod the ^'<^)al-kee]>er 8uvi*d ii 
very hot shot, and on siL'vt'nil other orciutioiis the home forwiirdtt wer« 
near Mcorin^. Maxwell and Ah Wah bnth playi'<l well, an<l Koon 
after from a srrimtiia^'e in fivmt of ^'nal Hit:im a;^aiti seored, inakinf; 
the dwre 3 — 1. From now til! Ihf call of lime Kuala KuVm were 
always presBiufj jiiul ohtajm'd a rumcr kick, but. did not 8<>ore from it. 
Klan^r now and then (jot away, but Koe and Yaj. Swie relieved. Wliwi 
"No SidcH" sounded Kuala Kubii had won by 3 j?oale to I, 

For the winners Kot- and Yap Swii- played a ^ood safe Rame al 
IiacL. Maxwell, Palrymple and Ah Wah forward and Roy was useful 
at eeolre-half. Uemuiy for the visitors worked very l\ard. and was 
unlucky in not Bcoriu^-oii one or two ofcasions ; of llu' rest, Stephenson 
at half and NiMs<-n at back jilayeil well. Ihiriu^ the last quarter the 
Ut?ht was very ba<l. 

Kuala Kuliu.— Goal. Tund>i ; Imcks. Koe and Yap Swie ; half-haeJca, 
Van LiuiKenWrt;, Koy and Kla«s ; forwurJs. Hitam, I>alrymple. C. 
Maxwell, Haniditj and Ah Wall. 

Kluu;;.— Goal. Chin Chow; bivku, Nissen and Muosdrn ; half- 
bsu-ks. Stephenson, La Brooy and Mura ; forwards, Ramasntoy, Rainau. 
Ueniuy. Malmiut and Knssim. 

Mr. H. A. J. Ridwcll was referee and Mi-ssrs. G. Maxwell aiul 
0. Carjiniael were liucsuien, 

In the er{-nin>; after the mateh the If^ams and visitors were enter* 
laini'd atdinnerat the Rest Houne, aUuil 40sittiiipdowntn an exi-ellent 
n;j«««t. Wheu ihe table was cleared Mr Wellford, who occupir-d the 
Chair. proiwBed the healths of the Quw^n and the Sulian. and the 
hfalths of the rival tiimitt wen' also drunk. Mr. Ifeimny rc«poudinK 
fiir KlanK and Mr. Charlton Maxwell for the honiL- team. The rest 
of the eveainy was de%ott^ to haruiony. etc., Messrs. Kidgcs. Koy. 
Nichohu. Dalrympte and Ta Brooy deli^fhtiu)^ au appn*ciatire 
audience, and at a late hour the evening's aTnnHeroent cafn«* i"» tin end. 

THS SEiAj^aon Jovn^Az. 


Tlif fi.llowinj; nwimiiiff a Brnitt-h wunn- of i-rifkcl whs irlnvtt] I.y 
niciiklkTs of till' U-aiiis •Mv\ vmiomt. t>ut this wa» stttjipt"! at rlevyii t-i 
■lluv tlif Kliiiig iiu-n («> i.-at..-li thf tniJdftv 1raiu. Somi- nf tJf plfi.vera 
anil visitors n-iuamt-d Iwhiud until the fi'Uowiiiir <lav uinl went su «l>lt> 
w« a littli* of \\w \Aai\-. Alto^olhijr, it was a uiost fojoyatile trip aud 
tht- tlianks of all an- due tn IIil' ent^i-taintTs. 

Sblection of Skkd. 
TT appttn to be a }^>nerulljr acci!iit«tl maxim, that sml obtained 
I rriiiii bealtliv mreul trt'es of the (l«*Miri<i) slmpv luul iM-ariDf^ (rajm- 
j bililivd. ftill j>iTe tlu' planttr tliP li-st dwMTiifluJii of jilaut*. and 
•^ tliat Bii-k!v iU-eoudiliuULtl In-i-s will yiidd seed rcBultiuji ia equa-lly 
undt:«inible trpes Intt-r ou. Biit I am not aware of any woll-aiithrulU 
cal^I exjwviiUieDts wliicL bear out tliis tleorv, and I ana myself by no 
mt-Bua sure that thf doetriui; of hcr«^^ily as ap|ilk-d to plants is not to 
Boint< L'lteut u fullacioua one. and that wvds taken fnun a sicrkly trut'. if 

iiUmted in suitable soil, would not tjrow Dp into stri'U(,' htfallhv pluut»). 
'. mi-ri-lr nK-ntiim thiB, as it ia not always possible for the jjlanter to 
((Pt can-fully sehn-ted seed just whmi lu- wjiiits it. and I di> not think 
that, under snob circnmstanoos. he nfcd heaitato lo put into hio uur- 
Beries, for his iitiin(;diat<> reqtiiivmeiits, seed wbieh litokw l4> him Widl 
devulo]>«d and sound even tliou^h hv dtieti not know that it was all 
gathered, from selected trees. However, if picked seed can be procurwi. 
I would ueviT ndinBel anyone to take for ehoice any other, the whole 
iiietory of wbieh he does not know, Ix-aiuw it may be n little, or even 
a great deal, ehea[>er. Planted li/x 10' there are only 435 plants lo 
the Hjere. ao tlial it i» liad piitiey to run any uun(-ix!Ktia.ry rixkB. for a 
liad tree, or a p»t<'Ji of biul treea, every here and there, rediiws (he 
BTerage yield jht acre enormouBlv- 

Auyoui- who has st^en Mr. Bailey's e«tatf.Peiijfanui^, and Mr. Hill'ti 

ttroj^rties, nuiimt fail t** be .stniek with the niairnitio'nt eoffer raiwd 
>y the«e gentleiu'-n fn>iH »*vd off mrefnliy selcL-ted trees, so that those 
who want the very best and most ndiable &i.-ed procurable, and who 
dou'l mind [layiujjfor it, L-animt dn bell^'r thii.n ltI. it fn-rru-ithi-r of the 
above source.^. Mi'sttrs H, Huttenliarh A Co. have «up]»Iied a good 
luany estates with si-ed which they import dirett from Java, smd I iM-liere 
in every inalanc« whL-rc it h:i» ln?eu tn-ati'd ])ri)perly it has j;tven the 
^•att'st Hatinfaclion, whilst if aa much •_'are is bestowed ujnou i(a selec* 
tion aa upon its iiacliinj^ for transport, then it must be poorl inih-iil. 
It is M>nt uvL>r in stDtit ba^s:iud paeVi-d In 6ntf [jowih>n>(l chan-nal, and 
not 10 in evmy I.UIK) seeJn which I myself have had luive failed to 
come up and j^row into fine strong plants. The present cost of this 
Med landed in Kuala Luuiour is S75 a pikul, each pikul containing; an 
ftTerago of over 7M,*XK) aecos. 

I have heard it. aaid of this seed, that though the plants raised 
from it are healthy and stronji. the primarieii or lateral branrbi* do 
not grow either sufticiently close tojfether or "takeoff" near enough 
lo the ground. But I aiu inclined to think that this fault, if fault it 


lie, is more due to our verv forcing];, rlrawing cliumtL' in Selanifor, Ant 
jH.>rl]a])N a]m> to tlio iiit-thtid of iiluntiujf nJnptvd, than l<> uny uli'-rl- 
fitmimii* on the j>art of tho 8«a. In a re>cent artii-le m tbe DritUh 
Korlh Bomeij Herald hy " Myuah." the jilantini; coiT'?8|«onilriit, that 
writer ascriU's the formutiaii i.f tht? trx'c eulirr!y to thi* wrv iu which 
the plani is put in. To get tho l>C8t i\'sii!l8 when nlftnling, he nvs, 
the niiie rciotti should Iw uarofiillv spn-ad out. fovertrrt over with t«rt)i 
and lighllv prc-siited, if jirctist-d hiird down, the troo whilst t;rowiti|Lr a 
f;ood shaiX' is dwarfed and Btimt«d; if, on the other hunU. tiie t^idc root« 
are not spread out but tvisted au<I Imnehed round, tho tap root u 
long spindly uhnoBt branehless " pnplur-shaned " tree in thv result. 
Mjf own exjjerienw coincidt-B with tliiH, and 1 therefore thiuk lluit 
whilst the planter should gH tbe veri* Ix-st seeil he <.-au afford, so ax 
t» W on the wife side, he net*d not fear that hiB tree* will W ra^^)d 
and i>oor, whatever the seed may t>e, as lon^ as it is sound, and lie ia 
uarenil over lus plantLug-. Before leaTine this subject. 1 should say 
tlmi all Need nu^^ht tu I>l- tioaked fi>r 24 hourD iu cuwduiii; and wnlvr 
before tieing put out int'j the lietls, as this In-attnent lielpn to 
(terniinate the aeed quickly ivnd ^'ives the younj; plant a K»>od start off. 


A imuiBjrer's bundraUiw, eooly Hm's, and a rice and Vm\ store are 
all the building which it iH uecesaary for the planter to erect the Brut 
year. A fairly euuifortable lhree-i\K>med house with Irtr);,^? verandah, 
two bath-rooms uud kitchens can be run uji for fntm $<)0(i to $7t5U. 
Tlie mnteriaU used beiu^ rcnind |)otaliu^ pouts, mirautee planks fur the 
fl(Hirin);, tiawn. minuit*^- fur dt>ors and windows and ieiutoui,; ptnukK 
for the walls. Juuirle atiips iimka a very t,'Oud rtwif if put um-aivfully 
and close together, but the pitch of the nxjf should be much »tce|>er 
with these than with the other varieties as they soon rot if the rain 
cannot nin rapidly ufl theui. 8ueh a buu^nhiw is quil« giiod eunugb 
for any single man who doesn't mmd rouphing it a bit at fir«i, and if 
kept iu order will last for some years. Coolie lines, e«ch room 12' x 
12. with jeluton;; plunk walls, door, and slecpin'.; platform 12' K G', 
and atap roof, «in !r' built for 9"2.5 to 830 a room. Double liiica — i.e., 
lines two rooms broad each facing' on to a H-ft. veraudah — will \m 
found much more et^x^iioniicul than long single lines, btwides 
being dearer to the heart i>f the ^'regarious oooly. Not more 
thaa six coolies should be put into each room, but the planter 
need bare no apprehensions on the subject of mixiug the sexes. 
as the Tamil cooly is most philosnphiL^al in this respect, a 
yonng uninarrivd woman not obj^-cting iu llie lea«t to reside with 
a family or eren to shaHug her (piaiters, if necessary, with quite 
a number of the opposite sex. As far as chtRnring a site for either the 
bangalow or lines goes, whilst it ia, of course, cooler and ptcisanter 
from a European's point of view to lire on a hill, my expi.'rience, in 
aa exceptionally imhealthy locality. hu« \tv*-n that it is no healthier to 
live on a hill than on a Hat. The nioftt oliglinate and nerere lyjie of 
fever I huve known s*:fms quite peculiar to a sot of lines which were 
built on the top of a rery tugh hitl with the idea, of getting the coolie* 



abovp (Jio peBtilfiilinl malaria of tin- Hatftt Tin' in^-al thiiif* witli lines 
is to hiLvc lbr>m iw ut-ar a ^'^kmI strfam as imsitilile, whctxt liii- (-oolu** 
ran easilv v^'\- to bathe and wasli their c-lothos, aiitl lo tnist tutiDiefor 
tlu> malaria Ut w<>aT off. Cix>lii-s h)ioii1i1 W iiiiule &« far a^ {nmHilik- t<o 
boil tUcir water, iu ca*} the stream niav bo coDtiitninat^d in auy way, 
even tliouf^b it be drawn from a well, but it is a diflicult hiisinpss to 
^\. ilit>iii tu do tills, and T hare knovru loaiiy a oasei of liud malaria, 
when? verv little water at all. and cert4Hnly no unboiled or unfiltered 
water. IiaQ been di^uk. The riw and tool store i« a verr uewssary 
biiildiutf. and ear4> ttliuiildbi* tulccD that it is littetl with a Ktn>ii)4 door 
and a ^tout iiadUu'k and key. C'uolit'H are as <nreleuH a>* thev <mn \» 
with their tooL» and will iuvuriably kntve theui out iu the fieM. in the 
ho|K*!« of tindiu^ theiii tht're attain next day. or even out of pure lazi- 
uess, if they kuon- they wou't l>e takeu in iiud counU'd in the L'Vi-niux 
after work. Took should l>e issued in the morning and taken in and 
counted re^'ularly every diiy. or tlte plant^-r will soon iiud tliat besideA 
the annoyauee of not havin|{ them wh(_*u lie wants thL-m, he in very 
ennsiderably out of pocket. I Iwlieve it is ii«\ml on most estates to 
leave the fixxl supply in the hand of tht* mandors, hut in my opinion 
this is u villiiinous priueiule, for the iniuidur invariably eheats his 
cmdiea, aud almost eqiuiUy invariably fnils to pav the chetty. Iu time, 
of course, his credit fails, and then he probably has to pay Bomething 
on aci^onnt, or try and find sonifimt.- elne equally eiinliding. On pay day, 
tJie roolics dispute the amount duo to the tintiidor, and if the ]t]aut«_*r 
acta as referee, be has far more trouble in arriving at a L-oucluaion 
than In> would lia%'e had in iRnuinn the riin- to the cfmly liimwlf. One 
qmvrt«T of a lia^ of rire will last a cooly for a moulh, and this should 
be issued to him wo.'kty, (he quantity beiu^ Fe((nlate<i by the number 
of davH \w has tunnel out. — Pi.akteh. 


Bt L. WttAY. Ju«, 

[Fffm "Perak Mv$en,u ^oUs—IW*} 

k STBAICOE superstition is att4Lc1i«d to a small snail which 
j\ frequents the neighlwurhood of the limestone hills in Porak. 
/ II IwloDgs to the Oyelophorid», and is probably an AlycKvst. 

^ Amonf^ the grass in the shadow of a y^rxiiM^ aninial these 
creatures are to Iw discovered, and if on(% of ihcm is c-rushAd it will lie 
(tjund to be full of bt<»od, which has buen drawn in a niysterioiis way 
from Lbe veins of the animal through its shadow. Where these 
noiiouB snails abound the cattle become emaciated and sometitnes 
even die from the constant loss ut bh>od. In the fulk-lore of other 
countries many parallels to this occur, but they differ in eitlicr the 
birds, baU or Tampires. who &ro supposi'd to prey on the life-blood 
of their follows, ^^oiui; direct to the animals to suck the blood instead 
of doing au through thp mediiuii uf their sluidows. 

THE fl 


A liomi:^ tiiad. kii)>\vQ as katnt herttiniink, ))iil. itnt tW ctimmnn 
oim iif tlint namtf (ife'tolophrtf* nafifti. Oimthi>r). Itas a vctv Itdd 
rf)iiitutiiiu willi lliu MatMjrB. It ix aaiU to livi^ io llii* juu^Ic uii I)r> 
Iiilli^, ami wIuTi'vrr it tuki'ti up il^ niin(li> ilII the tm'K iitid pbiutii 
uroimd wiib<.-r iiud die. So poisouous ia it, that it ig ilan^rous uvea 
t4j a[i[iruavli it. »ud Io toucb or hv I'ittcn hy it is CL-rtaitt dealb. 

The l)il(? of tilt} roininoii tnnd {linjo nn>lan-}gl!eius, Cantur). is nlst> 
paid to proTf fntol. That toads liavc no tcrdi is an nnalomical dcfnil 
tbat d\m& cot seeai fo he thou^^ht wortiir of luring taken into lux-oimt. 

Tke supposed veuomous properties of thia ust-ful aod harmleas 

trihu have a wnrld-'widt- ran^. Tn !^liaks]K>.ir many alhisionn tn it 

itiado ; cue of thc-m. nliicli inctiti>Mi^ the hahit of hilxTiiatioii 

ipoteeesed by tliosi^ spedes which iniiabit the colder partu of the earth. 

aajra — 

" la th«< poiii<>n'<I uiitmiLt throw. 
Toad, that under coKloBt atono 
l>iiys ILIK.1 ni({ht« liiuit thirtj-rmo, 
Swi'ltfrM vtjQom slt'cpiiiK ijoti 
Boil thou first i* the charniod p'^t" 

Uaeleth. Act. iv. 

In anrtther. reference is uiade to the iKjad-stuue, which seems to 
be n-pn^siMitcd In MalayaJi tradition liy tlit* ]*earl i"arn(«d iu the liodieH 
of the hiitniulryad, the tx>hro aud the tuingarus, the three most deadly 
siiak'c!) of the Peuinflula.* 

"SwMet anj the u«>b of fulvomt; 
Wliit;)i, Iik<- the tuail, aglj »uj wnoianus. 
Wears yet B preoitnu juwcl in it« h«id." 

BiKvafrio makes otii' of his stori*^ turn on Ihr iKiiaonovis itrojiorli^a 
of a toad, the two ]inuoij>al chiiratters. Pasquino aud Simona. l»».'iuy 
killed \t\ ])titliiii; into their luoiiths the K-avPS of a Kiige plant wliu-li 
|fn*w ovi-r the hole of a lurjftf toad. " Kinjf John of Knglaml is 
Bilppitse<l to hare ln-en po:8one<l hy a drink in which maltt^r from a 
living toiid ]iad l>e«'ii infnRed,"— Jlf«?iVtif Jurigj/raihnce, by IVck. 

There ts some foundation of fact for the |»opidrtr liolii-'f, as loiids 
Bocnjte an acrid lliiid from lh« »kin, whii^h ap[>earii Io defend them 
from the attau:ks of ntruivorons autuiala.t 

* Ttteee ttoiiee sro called fctilu (it>^ixr, and ara highl; vHhte<l. Tlitr^ i^tv 
calvarLiniM, luid lo"k tikv lliv ruumlt-nl itnd wuti'rwvni opercnlntu uf sumc marine 
uKtUiiBc, I'lil thvir true orifiin is uncertain. 

t "The tosd Be«reteii a venom of a tolerably i^oworful chatactsn and 
instuul of thift sc-oivliun lakiii^ I)Ucei. aa in tlm uaa(> of soaliee, ontiruly throutrh 
the salivary ({Ifindft, it is at'tiinUy MH<r«tod hy tli'' akin, ao t))»t tliv wortl 
' nrwt«d * is most nccurait'ljr di-scripttTC. Ur. Leonard (iuthrio uiuntiona that 
the wcrctiuo also occurs in I hi' toad thronsh the jMrolid gInn'lK, and t)m venom 
ia a thi«k milk; Haid like the juico of dandeUon stalks in tastu and appftaraBoe. 
When imR'ulAl*.**! HulKsutaniwiuily it fcUlB small birds iii sis minutes, imd don 
and ^uini>a-iii)^ in half an hour tn an hour and a hK.lf ; tht> synptotna in birds 
L^iotf luBs 01 Gocrdiaation, followed by death, in gmtiearpi^ convulaiunii. and 
in till' do|r, deprewkm, vomiting, and intoxication. Dr. Outlirio dtih'riha'a two 
r«irr ■nt*-r<'>sting oVmnrvatlons of hi« own im tho «ff*«t of toad's T«iioni, ile fc«pt 
a small toa<l iu a lhK'J "itK B'ltiiu i-ouiinoii liiarda, and one day a Uaard. linviofi; 
bitt^'n the toatl, imuH^iiatt'ly afterwards rushod wildly round the ca^, burrow- 

rnn fiELANOon joniiNAL. 


A specie* of fiBh-lilte (iicljvolt', fmitul nt ctjrtain scfisoiifi of tlic voar 
in th« utrt'amis aud ]>ooU, is eii[i|)05e4l to dividu vhvu it ivu<:L<,-8 
maliiriir. t.hi- front i>ortion foritiin^ n fro^' .inj t\w ufU>i- ]>Art or tuil 
hi?iutniil^ the 6b1i known as iktta leli, itiu? iif llii.' rat^dfthoH or aiiuriria'. 
lu conitoqiicnce of this atmntfc idea, Dtunr Mulnvg will Dot eat the fish, 
dut'iuint^ it liut Uttli> l)ett*.'r ttmii the ftDiinftl from whirli it w siippuseil 
Ut havti lifcu i-awt, 

Tho tkau kli is arni*rd with two sliariJ iMirlteJ B]iiin»s iittacht"*! to 
the fiHv part vi tlie piTtimii tiuB. and I'aii aiid d<K'it iuflii't very uaaty 
wounds with thrm, when incnntionslr handlod, The spiiies are 
reputed to W ]Kii»oiio»i9. Imt it is hylieved tliat if the hraiu of (ho 
onwudiuy fibh is ai>]>Ued to the wouud it will act as a coui|'k-te autiJotv 
to the poiHoiioii^ jiriiiriple, and the woiiitil will lieal wit.lintit troiililc 
The t'ugUah eiire fur h/drophohia — that is, "the hair of the dog that 
hit von" — will occur to all as a modiHcatiou of the same idea. 

Wlieu the I'cgii of a erocodile arc hatching <Mit, tlie mother 
watches; the little ones thai take to their native element »he does 
not molest, hilt she eats up all those which run awav from the wattT. 
hut ehuuld oav eseape her aud get awav oa to the land thev will 
clian(fe into tigers. Somu of tlieae reptiU-a are said to have toupica, 
and when jwasessed of that or^an thev are very much more ridons 
and danp;crou8 than the ordinarilj-formed ones. AYhL^n a eroeodile 
enttirs a river, it swallows a pebble, so that ou opi^niii}^ Ih^ stuinaidi of 
one it is onlv necessarv to count the stj^nes contained in it to tell how 
many rivers it has been into during its life. The Malays call these 
atoDes kira-kira tUa, oti this acroiuit. Tlie Indiaim nu tht> banks of 
the Orono4x», on the other hand, assirt that the nlliL'atnr awallowg 
stones to add vr^'i^'ht to its body to aid il in diving' ami dra^'^'iu^ itx 
prey under water. Croi^odilt's inhabiting a river are i«uid to ixrKent the 
intrusion of Btranjjers from other waters, and ti^fhtH often take plaw in 
eonsoqudnce. Accordilijj to the Malays Ihey are pfted with twojmira 
of eyes. The upper ones they use wln-n above water an<I the under 
[lair when beueutn the surfat*. Tliia latter pair is situaled half way 
ijetween the muzzle and the aiiyle uf (In? mouth, on the under surface 
of the lower jaw. These are in reality not eyes but inward, folds of 
skin connected liy a duet with a scent ^land, which weeretes an 
unctii'iiis ciibstaixr of a dark grey colour, with a strong musky oduur. 
Medicinal pro]K-rtieB are attributed to the flesh of the males, whieb 
are believi-d t-.i Ik* nf very rare ot^-.tirrenew. and to Ih" quite uiialile to 
leave the wuter by n'ason of their j>eeiiliar couformatiori. The fact 
il that the seiea are almost nndistinpuirfhable. except on diusection, 
and therefore the natives chtHs all that are caught as females. While 
ou this subject it may be worth nientiotiinf; that at Port Weld tbere 
as«d. to bo a tame crwodile which would come when called. The 

ing iU heail in tlie sand, beciuuo convulsmL aud died iii U-kk thnii two niiiiiit't-a. 
His doj; hnviii); iii<i'n'i| n t^kivl, whh Httn<'k<^^l liy iiistivntan'^ouH and prufiiPL* 
salivation, violent voiiutin{|. and collapso. Lie lU'e uotioe<i thnt tlio vciium liju 
a moat [Ml w erf II I lix^nl twlinn on tlie skin, itt Ihnt after efirrjini; h t'-u'l in hiii 
luwt he icot mimViness and tinKlitiu- in it, with iili^lit ixAelUnj; iind drynvs^ ot 
Uw akin, bsliaK for Mvcnd houn." 


Miihivs fod it repnhrl.T. unit BoiJ it wna not vkii'iis lui'l woiUd not dft 
nuy harm. It was rt!])«a1<><Ily &o<en l>y tbo vcnrly risituuis to PorL 
Well], tir Sa[M-tHii^' nw llif plaix; wurf tlu'ii calletl, luii] w»h d flm- iiiu 
aninml, with u buuch of He'awtftid f>;i'owiu^' on its bead. Suniooiic liftU 
it <5iUeU, and then lired at the poor thiii^r; wliilher it was woiuided, 
or only fiigliUviiMl, is uuci-'rtuiu, but it nevev cunte a(,,'aiti. 

The g!ill-I>ta<hk'r of the python, nUr tawah, is in jprrAt Tequ*?st 
anioufi native medical practitionerf.* This sori-eut is siipjK'Scd 1o aaru 
two of tlifse or^utt, oue of which in called Inmprihi iduy, «<r ibe Hvw 
gull. Ilia Jdcr. It is UfHered that if a python is kiUed nnd this orgaii 
is cut uut and kept it will develup« iuto a scrpcui of juiit Iwiee the ittze 
t'f that from wliicb it vroa lakeii. Th» uatives [tusilirL'ly aa«ert timt 
Uto python attains a leuffth of 60 U> 70 fpi-f, nud that it \ihh W-va knowu 
to have biilej and eaten a rhinowi-oa. 

One of thu^ pit Ti|>i>n< ie, e!ttvi<ilint,']y sln^'fjriah in its movcniC'DtA, anil 
will rwaain in tLe same place for days t^tfcthcr. Our? iudividuid tluit 
woa watched, lay txiiled up on the l>rani-h of a tret- for five dure, and 
probftblr would have remained muoh Inny^er; l>iit at the eu<l i<f that lime 
it waa wiUKlit and preserved. Tlie Muhiy-t call it vUr kuj'td- liiinn, and 
ihey say that it iii fud thrt>e times a day by birds, wlio briu^ it inserta 
to oat. One man went ao far oa t» any that liu had uctually ouoe wen 
some birds wnijaf^ed in foedtng one of tbcso beautiful bright gretm 

The weaver-bird, which makes the hm^,' hau(,'iii^' bottle-shaped neeta 
orcasionally se^-n liatiiiriTig from the branches of a low tree, is said to 
use a ^Meo needle in thv work ; and it is atHrmed that if the uost i« 
carefully picked io pieces witlioiit brt-akiu^ any of it, the uettdlo will 
lie found, but. if it in pid1e<.) ruthlessly apart, ur if even a single pitHf 
of the Knuss of which it is made is broken in unravelling it, the goldou 
needle will disappear. The makers of theae curious and l>oautiral 
nciil« are said to always choom' trtH'» that are infi!tit«sl with n>d anta or 
wasps, or which ^row in impn8iml>lc 8wam|>s. 

The kinjf crow iti *.nlled by the Mftliiys the lilftve f»f the moukeyii, 
Intnmj/ kamha kra. Tl in a pretty, active, noisy liltlt* bird. inceKsiuitly 
flvin^ ftbrtiit with ii8 two Kmg racket -shaped tail f.-athiTn IliKt^'rinK 
after it. They say that when it haii boOi of thette ftsithers it haa paid 

* " Tliooo who take them proceod to extract the i^all from tlio inside, and 
this KeHa at u great priirc: for vuu tuuni know il fnriiixliiM lli*' iiintxriLil for a 
molt preciooB Dx^citu.-. Thiu if a pnrvon \» bittun hy a mad d' i:. nml t)ii<y 
give hUu but a nuall poauyvnight oi tltta luodiuinc to di-iak, irn i> curi'd in a 

* Yot, a^iu, if ootf has uaj diaaoae like ihu ituli, ir it tuny lii> worse, and 
appUM a nuaU qnantttr of tbfi gall he shall epcedilv be cured. So ;ou mo 
why it n-lla at stich a hi^li pri<%. 

" Tlio^ also K-U th>} daAi of this nerpeut, for it is oxti(>tIeut eotinic, and tho 
people) are very fund «f it. And whuu lUw' wtjjmiI* are very hiunn^. suui^- 
IJDioa t'htiy will «M'k out tlie lair» of lions or K-an or other tare ^^^ Ix-iutii. 
and doviMir thrir ctiW. with>>ut the Kiru and dAui bciOK nblv 1o jTwi-nt it . 
Indeed, if they catrh tlip liij; ones Lhrnisolvca Iht-y ik'vour tlioui (nd ; tboy can 
maka oo roeistanoo."— 'i'A< fiooJL- ^8er Maw P*Ao the Vtmtian. (A.O. isia.) 


off its debt and is frco. Init \vli»!ii it is oithrr dostifutc of tlicsc ajipend- 
agt'S or has only ouc of thoiii it is still in lionda^c. The irivy sea 
eagle in called hurowj hnmha in'itut, and its office is to fj;ive warning by 
84:roaming to the 8holl-fisb of the chanfres of the tide, so that they may 
regulate their movements, and those species which cmw] about ou the 
mud at low water may know when to take refuge in the trees and 
escape the rit^ing tide, or when the tide ia falling, that thoy may know 
when to descend to look for food. 

Burovg demam, or the fever bird, is so called from its loud tremulous 
note, and the Malays say that the female bird calls in its fever -stricken 
voice to its mate to go and find fond because it has fever so bad that 
it cannot go itself. This bird is i»robably one of the large green 
barheta. The note is often heard, and doubtless the bird has i>eeu 
collected, but it is one thing shooting a bird and another identifying 
it as the prt>ducfr of a certuin note. 

Another bird, the wliite-breasted water-hen, a frequenter of the 
edges of reedy pools and the mar.-iliy banks of streams, is reputed to 
build a neat ou the ground which has the jiroperty of rendering any 
one in%'i8ible who puts it on his head. The prevailing idea among the 
Malays is that the proper and legitimate use to put it to is to steal 
money and other sjiecies of property. 

Elephants are said to be very frightened if they see a tree-stump 
that has been felled at a great height fi-om the ground, as some trees 
which have liigh spreading b\ittresses are cut, because they think that 
giants must have felled it. and as ordinary- si zed men are more than a 
match for tliem tliey are in great dread of being caught hy ereaturcs 
many times more powerful than th^ir masters. Some of the larger 
insects of the grosshopjier kind are supposed to In- obiects of terror to 
elephants, while the particularly harmless little pangolin {nutnin pen/a- 
dactyla) is thought to be able to kill one of these huge beasts by biting 
ita foot. The pangolin, by-the-bye. is (juite toothless. Another method 
in which the jtangolin attacks and kills elephants is by coiling itself 
tightly around the cud of the elephant's trunk and so suffocating it. 
This idea is also believed in l)y the Singhalese, according to Mr. W. T. 
Horuaday's Two Yenrx in the Jiitujlf. Passing from fiction to fact, a 
thing that does not seem to be generally known, or at least that has 
not found its way into natural history books, may be mentioned here. 
It is that elephants are very fond of eating eartli. They iticthodically 
dig it out with their fore feet, put in into their months with their 
trunks and munch it up with evidently great relish. Pnibjibly it is a 
means of keeping their teeth Khari>, but they iiudoubtedly swallow it. 

A Malacca cane with a joint us long as the height of the owner will 
protect him from harm by snakes and animals and will give him luck 
m all things. What is called a sumaiuhii hniujkir, or f-akii, possoeses 
the power of kiUiug anyone, even when the ]>erson is only slightly 
hart by a blow dealt with it. These are canes that have died down 
and have l^ogun to shoot again from near the root. They are very 
larc, one of 18 inches in length is valued at'six or seven dollars, and 
one long enough to make a walking-stick of, at 30 to 60 dollars. At 
night the roiaa samamhu plant is said to make a loud noise, and, 


accrtrdiii^ t»> llin MakvK. it miys— " Buliitu mtiiipei. Ltilaiu aaiiipoi,*' 
nii*iiiiiu>f liml il hsH nitl xvt. ri'iK-tuHl itH full ^rnwtli. Tlicy nrf> nfton 
lo }tv Iii-anI m ttic jiiufjlc at iii^rlit. Injt. the rar«t diUirt'iii s'-'iiri-h will 
not iVTvJi) tlieir whfivaltoiilB. The rvtan uumnh is uImi wiiiJ t^ j^t* 
nut Huuuds at iii^'ht. llio Btuiuilii un* lou<l ajitl iiiukuuL but tlu' 
uHf^'ed wiJl-n'.lliC'Wisp character of tint mttaTiH nhirb are supposed 
to produce ihi-m Ket-uis to poiul to some ui^ht-liird. Iivtsfrofp, m- 
tiitartl as lioii:i{ llit.* n--nl iiiu»e of tho rrrird iioto«, thun^h it in just 
jM^Kihli! tliitt. the wirhl iiiii^ht iiiabt.' the mttau leaves rthrat^ ia sui^ a 
vi-a_y aa to cans* tho *«>uud»t. 

Ouc iif the larA'^t a^^ «tati>]i>.'8l of the foivst tri^ei ia Pcrab is 
Lliat kuunu nK TimiIIki));, <ir Toh Alluii;;; il Ims a very poiEoniMiM Kiip, 
whirh prodiioes ^rci\t irritation whun it com**ii in cmUn-t with th<i 
skin. Two China-nii-ii who luid fflltnl on.' uf those trtvB in iniiorau'.-c. 
IukI their faccH so swelled niid iiiHanted lliiii Ihey could ii<>t lee out of 
thfir ev«'8 and hail to l»e led nhimt for «;jtne duys hufoiv they 
recovered from tU": eflEecta of ihi' poiaoD. Their arms, hreasts auil 
facwi weftt affeeied, and they pn-euted ill'? ap7*m-aii<'»' of Iiarin^r a 
\ery ba*l atuu-k of erysipelaK. The84' trws are supposed to W the 
EihiilinK I'lacea uf kauUi. or Buirits. wheu they have birp* hollow pro- 
jei'lionjt imm Llii^ trunk, ciUed numih himtu or »y\rii U'<»n'jg. Thew 
|>rojciilions arc formed whim a braue'.i nets hrokeit off ii'Sir the trunk, 
ami are qtiite characleristic of the trw. There an.- Btittieliines thrre 
or four of thi'U) on a lai^ tree, and IIk- Malays have a ;:r\'ii( ol.jertiiiu 
tn ciittint; tl"«Ti nay thrii. are so dinfiKnred. the Iwlief Ihi-in^r thai, if a 
m:»n fells one he viM die withiu i.ie y<ur. At» n rule these irv^'s an- 
left 8tuu(1iu(j[ whoa eksinii;,'-'' '-^^^ made, and they are a sourcu of 
trniihle and expi*niK' tt^' phmlerH and tilhurs, who ohjwt to tlieir hiian;^ 
left uncut. 

Tlie followiug serie* of uvent* actually happeiied. A Malay 
iuun(>d Panda TambonK undertook, ajr.iiuat the adviw? of his frixnda. 
|j> fell i>:ie of tlu^e toU alloMk; tr<vd, and lit> almost ininieiliati'ly 
aftenvanla waa taken ill with fcvt-r. and died iu a few weeks* time. 
.Sliortl> aft>T ihiti nonu- nieu were aittin^t plaiting ataps under 1iie 
sliadf of another of these ill-un»-ued trees, when, without any warniu;*. 
a lar^re iTauch foil down, breaking' the arm uf oul- man and more or 
I'-M injiiriuj; two others. There was n >r a breath of wind at llie 
time, or anvLhin^ else likely to detrnuine the fall of the branch. 
AfttT this il' was decided tt> liav^' the true fe1Ie;i. tut there wer-* eiwUe 
housetj nearly under it. There was ^reat diftieulty in Kottiui; any on.; 
to fell it Eveniimlly a Pe:wd2 Malay undertook the job, but 
BlipuIaU'd that a pate^nj, or (toa-frwr. should be employed to drive 
awiiv th'.' demons (ir»t. The p.iwau'.; huug [licwB of white luid n-d 
floili on Kticlts ntnnd the tnv. bnme<i incens; iu the little <,-outrivanc'-.i 
made of the Hplit leaf-atallcs of the In-rtam |>alm iisej by th* Malayx 
for thai. ]>urp >8e, cut off the h'-ad^ of two white fiiwls. Hprinklc<l \.\w 
blood over til'- Iiunk. and in the mid»rt of many ineanlations the tnv 
wiw feUed with fit any mishap; but, atraUK^^ to say, the pawan^'. who 
was a httji and a »lavc-(lebtor uf Ibu Toh Puau HiUmali, died about 
nino monibs afterwards. 

Till: si^LANfWH JOVnyAt. or 


To Ikt! Mditor ^{flht Betanjor JaumaL 

SfH, — The rfsisdii. wliirli vmi are iiHliiil tu f}iviui'.ii£ lo the Far-liirv 
iuKii-ad of oliji-ctuma U.-iuu misoil mh tlic sitv in ijittsiion, inubt liiivo 
lnH'Q iliut. your foiTtispoiuI'vnt. who ac'nirt 11 H'/nt t/« j'/</»n\ vras tlu-u 
away !r<mi tliia Slate, nluL-li thus uiiliiijj'ily lost tin- iM-Jii-fit of tilii 

Thpidt-ft t>f tUeFattorv in (lioGarJfU8i«novi.-l, Uit that ihv I'.W.D. 
KhnuM havt' In-en aaxious to diiwt the ]x>wi:r iu thr pucn^d stiva-ui, or 
any other str.-am. for Ilw use iUiJ fonvi'iuiMiof of Ihc Statt^ w!u* Imt 
renBooal'lo in n Civil Engitiecrintr IX'iiiirtiiir.-nt; that, il never h-m-hc*! 
the stage of a diifinite desitfn- to be frust rated by your mra'«pondi-nt — 
was f*\L>n mor>- (■n^Jitalili'. ait tho mx<(.>«iuiry iav<-Hti^iitious wt-ri: ittiuh' uf 
ctmrec Ity ofliwrH of Iht* P.W. I)., who wonlil I am ^:ii:v liciiilatc to 
iuU^rftre with or friistmte, for iuwtani-f, ii rediicticm Jn |i*wtttl ruled. 

One 80 rei^L'ntly from Enrono lis your o>rr<'tiiHiiidcnt must nuMy 
Iiavf had hia fastidious t-y** offt-ndtnl hy iwint*: rtmniih-M thim th«* 
chimney in qiit'Eition. With the tiKiii»l.iuK-i' of iiti ilUiNi.mlt^'rl niinilH>r 
of your Journal, li*^ miiiht povhajw (five us au i<U'ii "how it ahuuM 
he done." Would il eud in smoke i" 

It would \>c inti-n-Btiuf* to li-uru whi-Ui-vytnir i:i>n\'t.i«nii]i'iil denvod 
bis iutiuiocy with the c'volution of P.W. T). jtrojiotmls or hin iiowiTof 
veto. I await with iuim.'st. too, the puMtration of muh a work, as 
"Thi* Postal Oiiidf! to Si-lanyor; or, How t-< Pull ihi* Wiri-«." Thi-re 
was onco upon a time a man imIIihI ^!(^ii}», or hoihc hui'Ii niimo. Vvt- 
hftps— -l"it " a word to the witw;." 

In thfsy days of economy, how would [\w I'.W. V. do att ii hinricll 
Bwilchi'd on to tho P. A T. D. -or. Bay, nee hts'i r* Jliiv U*, the linni 
fora pout (jinrl Toltyraph) lunri'sut is not, fur disljint. Who cuii ic\l f 

Tlie <-hininoy is yi-t in its maiden Mii»li. Imt the Kiictory harJiv 
rpqiiiivs thf hoom which your ooriTepnadeut would si'i'm to Imj" chiell'v 
insininiental'' iuviivinir 10 it, Th>>GoT.:Tunu'nt "doi.-Hnii ad-ver-tisc,'' 
KB Kipliuj Bang of " fltobft."— 1 am, ote,. Nox. 

To the Kditor tff the Sclitngar Jaiimaf. 

Sib. — Anent Mr. A. S. Bax^'ndali-'s h'tti-r in your last issin," on thf 
al.iot'i? snhjei'l, it must !«■ eiidrui lo iiH riuhl-lliinkin^' uitn, thiit tlw 
tiuit' bui romi' tor amaljj^inidtinfif tbt.' P.W.I). with thr Post and Trle- 
Cniph IX'jartmeiit. 

Mr, Spoonc-r should 1k' i»ut dir^c-lly un^^■•■ M ■ Iti-. '..(ah. -m,! ]^ 
wpU Bfihorilod hy th<- latter iu lueehauieal viy ii« Ivin^ lot 

out uu hia owu hook aj^uiii : atid if Mr Bn&ou'loi. v '<iw<i l<i.-tio ohligiii^. 

ho migbt inrilo lln' uucnltured jmblir of Kiiula Lumpur to hear him 
locture occaKionnlly an lie buI>Ji'<1s of "nrliBtir ifffcrt aud " lh« lo»p 
<if llif iH^iiilifiil " — the mislttkfa of lilt* past wimM lliiis bearniiloj in the 
future and our notorious iodiffenmce to the doclriuus of Oacar Wilde 
would ftoou caase to bo a reproach in the laod. — I taa, etc., Stampb. 

To th* Editor tff the Stlansor JovrmaJ. 

SiK,— With rcfort->nce to the l<?lier which Bp[H>arod in vour laM 
in(> re the above Hiibjeet^ permit mc to ifive the followin<; as andwtfrv 
to it in Iht-' moat couvikc manner that KUg^'sU iltivlf l<o nc : 

Pam. 1, Yva; ]«inL 2, Yos; para. 3. Wc all tnow thig; i«ura. 4, 
This is a quito a matter of opioiou. — I am. etc., U. O. T. 

To tkt Ediivf ^Ik* SAangoT Jourval, 
SiB.^I hftTo noticoJ of liile, not only in your eorrtsiwinJi-nce 
column, but also in that of u eoittt-raporary of a nei^'hboanni: Native 
Stati-, a tvndeocy to find fault, with inanv fliinf^f* thnt are in Kunla 
Lumpur. Now, Sir. us an old inhubitant of thin favoured spot, £ fwl 
an irresistible desire to point to at least one great improvem'rnt that 
pedt'Mtriiins, I am sure, must apprei-iatf, aiid oue thjit, if my memory 
(ifK-R not play me false, was referred to in your Jnwrfjn/ bh ii vomin]^ 
bcKtn some time before it was \mx. into execution — and that is the 
frection of a fonlbridjiji' over the niilway line near the Si'langor Olub- 
This does, indeed, supply a lon^f-felt want. Hilhert:<i the man on the 
PhiJn wisliinft to jalnn kaki to the Oovemineut Oftices hud thn>o 
courses open ta him : to tnte the hi^'h rood ri'i Skew Bridge and iNiek 
cif Cliurcn ; to follow Ibe zifj-jiag path, full of " trap[>y boles" — fwrdon 
the quotation —which meanders alone the face of Oovemment Hill ; 
or; if in ^reat Imste. to risk hio ii<h:1c lu an aauvut up the* st«ep wattir- 
cutirsc whiL-b runs ahiunit direct from the barnuTks to the Club. JiuL 
ns we go ou. 80 we inkprove; we unw have— in fact, have bad for some 
months past — an excellent iron footbrid);e, its approach is railed off 
by |>aliiiK^ pointed a ^listvnu^' while, the brid^> is adorned by the 
roloura which the S.O K. has mu/le pc*:uliarly its own— that, is, cr^am 
and green — and it lauds you witli biit tfniall exertion half way up Uw 
hill. That when you step off the top end of the brid^re— restint; oh a 
brick and eemeut abutment whieh those who are witi^lifnl to iiivil 
mif^lit say looks in imminent dant^'er of .flii-piup down on to tlie line— 
yon tind youself in a pathless jun^'le. is a men* matter of detail, and onu 
that only thosf pi-ople whoare on the loi>k-out ftir ^fo'indK for •rnim- 
blinjj wouM l»e mclined to notice. But 1. Sir. bavinij; n-ad the letiers 
referred to above. IhoUkdtt it hi|;h lime that ijome one should ijoint 
out at IcniMt «>m' t}iiD}r which, nithimt fear of routradielion, eoiild bu 
(.-laiuied as an improvemeat, and to puliliely ninintniii that altliou^h 
Uk- hrid^'e leads to uowhere, yet is the bnd{,'c built, and, what 
is mt>iv, is coloured iTeam picked out with i^reeu. — I am, rto.| 


No. 7.— Vol, UI.—14lh December. mU. 


PHRISTMAS will soon Ix' with uh, and to all our readers we 
extend the time-honoured wish that it may be a merry one for 
thein. At present, however, it looks as if Knala Lvimpur would 
be quieter than usual during the aj>pro;ichiug " festive season." We 
hear that a lai^ party of gentlemen intend to spend their Christmas 
holiday at Gintiug Bidai : very enjoyable if not wet. but at this season 
of the year rather risky. On Boxing Day tlu^re will be Poliw Sitorts 
at the Selangor Club; on New Year's Eve, a game of fi»otl)aIl, 
Kuala Lumpur v. Out-stations, and the same evening a Dance at the 
Selangor Club. New Year's Day, a Gymkhana Meeting; and some 
time during the following wwk the Christmas-Tree for tlio Children, 
at the Victoria Institution. 

Captain Yap Qdak Seng, on Monday, the 10th inet., gave a 
diDDur in honour of Mr. H. C. Ridges, Dr. J. L. Welch and Mr. Hutten- 
bach, before their departure for a vacation iu Euroi)e. A small party 
sat down to enjoy the Captain's well-kuowu hospitality ; and after 
dinner the host, iu proposing the health of the guests of the evening, 
eipressed the hope that two of them would follow the example of an 
officer who has recently returned from long leave. The following 
day, several of Mr. Ridges* friends assembled at the Railway Station 
to see him oS by the 3 p.m. train for Elang. 

Thb Acting Resident will distribute the prizes at the Victoria 
Institution on Friday, Slst Dewmln-T, at 4 p.m. We understand that 
the Trustees will be glad to see present all those who are interested in 
the Institution. 

A HxcnNG of ladies was held at the Selangor Cluh on Saturday, 
the 8th instant, to make arrangemeutK for the usual Ohristmas treat 
to the children of Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Bligli kindly undertook to 
Mt as Secretary. A discussion took place as to the desirability or 
otherwise of having the usual entertainment, and it was unanimously 

"idud that it should l>e held as usual. A Committee was then 



dL><!tc<}, consistuif^ of Mrs. Tennini*. Mk. Hainos, Mrs. Maynard, 
Mm. Hari'iT aud Mrs. NicholaB, with power to urM to Iht'ir number. 
The Saturdav ofler Chmlinos was proposed na a t-ouveuiyut day for 
the enltTtaiiniient. but (he d»t« has not vet Ix-en BuallT settled- 
Mr. Bligb waa empuwered to order toyti to the value of (150 as « 
first iiifltalmpnl— no «ingle toy to cost more than $2. Some diseuasiOB 
took place on the advisability of lioldin^ thi.' treat at tiie Victf>ria 
Inntitiition tut iHrin^ ninre B|>a^^i(iiis and t*<>ii] than the rimm at the 
Selangor Club. At a subsequent Meeting of the Commitlee. tht; 
former place troa decided nn. BubKcnptiona iu aid of the tr««t will 
be Teiy gladly received by the Mvinbera of Committee. 

A KooHLiooT BAND, the first for some time post, played outiiile 
the Selangor Club laat Wodnewlay night. 

It iH most proWble that there will be Police &j>ort« from 7 tn 
11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day at the Selan^r Club. Then* 
is a1»o some talk of having » <'xiiipl<- of upeii nu'L*s fur Kumpetuis 
in the afternoon — ICtO-yardia iuid 22t>-yards Huudii-apft, with, iierhaps, 
a 'Rikiahii raw. Tlie must intiTfKtinf^ events wi!I take plauc from lO 
to II a.m. and fivmi 5 to 6 p.m., and the Band will lie in allendaneo 
at thoso hours. Tea will Ije ]»rovide<i for Hie Indies ia the afternoon. 

Tbb deinjimlft upon our "CorresjHmdenoi'" (-olunin an* lK>i-omin(> 
rming. and '■ Phamix " in Ihia issue makes a siijij^estiou wliirh muv 
be regardotl ii» a tlebalealil>> point; wt> ho[iu that folUiwiii^; letters, if 
any, on tlie same anbjeet will not exceed in length the one pablished 
io-day. The suggestion about an hotel is one that in lieard on i;rery 
side, The oi-dinary obscrvtr would think that a Srat-claaa hotel 
would imdoubt^'dly Ix* a paying ooneeru ; but, ou the other hand, vrt- 
have keen bii»inoB8 men in the Colony who, if they shared tliis idea. 
would soon make the "Kuala Lumpur Grand *' «n fail itefomjili. 
Periiajw, however, thfi*' InuiincsH men are keen enough to want a 
little eneLinrugenu'iit ; or, poniiiMy. the fate of tin hotel at the northern 
end, of whioh we have recently rea*! in the papers, does not lend to 
make the "Srst-clasB hotel-keeper" anxious lo Tentnti- here- 'Tis a 
pity, for a good hotel is on-tainly needed. 

Thk regular monthly meeting of the Cotumitteu of tJie 8d*Dgor 
Club was held on Wednewhiy night, the 12th iiwt., there were priw>nt 



Mr. A. T. D. BeriiuKiou (in the elmirl. Mr. A. R. Bligh (Sfcrvtory), 
Cajftaiu F. W. Ljous. and Mt-aars. W. Carle. I. P. EIkIpu. H. C. 
Holnies. H. C. Paxon, C. E. F. Sanderson and J. Ru«»t*il. A Umg 
ctiscuBaion look plaro nn the subject of ontAtandintr a<-coiintB, and the 
Secmtarr wan imatruvtod tu act acoordtng lo Kulu XXXIY. Owiii}( 
to his approa^-hing dq>Art'Ure to Knata Sclongor, Mr. Holmes t«odered 
hiH resiguatirm as a mL-mbcT of C'omniittfL-. It wa« rfsoIvL-d thiU 
Mr. J. 8. H- French be aaked to fill the vatanc}' ou the Coutmittrt', and 
ttiut Sir. Paxon be appoiuled Caftajn ut the cricket team. 

A Oenekai, MKBTisa of the OTinkliaim Club was held at tlie 
fliitntforCluljonSatimlay, Ist IK'WiiilH-r.iit 6.yi>p.m, Pr<.-W'iit, Measre. 
Bt'rrington (in the Chair), Ctimmint;. TniTei-s, JJifholas, Soutt and fi»e 
others. The minutes of the previous meeting having Ix'cn raul and 
cooBrmed, a discussion followed on the first item in the Agenda — viz., 
whether it would be arlvinahh' toalhiw prufwwionaUto ride or not. Tho 
Government hnd made it a eouditiuu tu the lease, whieh is as jret 
unsiKned, that uo prufeHsioiiols were to ride on the course, but it 
lias l>.:-en prove*! that the small Gymkhaoa MoetinffS are not sufficient 
to I(e<'p the Chd> jfoinp and that it is absnlntclv iw'tvssarv that big 
meetings iniui now and iheu be held, to which Siugapore and Perak 
owners would send horses if thej could be ci-rtaio of their jockeys. 
Hie iDeeting unanimously resolved that the QoTcrnment he asked to 
alter ihc clause ia the itstsv aud leave it tu the disuretioa of the 
Coiiuiiitlec to admit profonsiouals iu ut least oue meeting a vear. The 
new Coinniitlei* for lfti)4-lHS».!> was IjiLUoted for and the following 
■meniftcn) elected : Mesijrs. Ik-rriugt^u, Cummiag, Truvers, Sjers, A. C- 
Harper and Hampiihin*. It was resolved to have a small Gymkhana 
Me^^lill({ ou New Year's Day for whieh the Actiiijf Resideut had offered 
a prize for a distance haudi<«|>. Mr. Cumniius imdertook to make 
up a programme. The fixture of the date vf the next meeting waa 
held over imtil the jockey question could be settled. The meetinj; 
adjourned at 7.30 p.m. 

A MXKTINO of the Selangor Museum Committee waa held on the 
moruiug of the 12th instant. Messrs. A. S. Raxendale, A. It. Veuuing, 
Vou Donop, Sandersou and Kuksi*U wi-re i<rt-iieut. The space for 
exhibits is beeominK *'eri' erowded. aiid the Committee were engaged 
in deviwing Hume means f'>r adding to the aecommodatjou. The Hou. 
Secrctarv informed Ibo meetiiig that he had received some donations 
from Sin. Welch and some specimens of batu Unlak aud some old 



coins from Mr. J. P. I^oil^r. The uiiml>er of vUilon Uim ^^ear np to 
the eud of Novomlier was over 8,0()0. 

Thb Hon. Sifretary of the Golf CI«1> informs us that from 1nt 
December the new courser on the Petaliui; Links has bt-eu io ttof. \Mtb 
for practice and for conipt'titions. Tlie following liv-Iuwin were paiuw-il 
at a meeting of (he Coniuiittt-e held on 28th Novcwln-r. (1) A Iwill 
lyiu^;; iti Tap Hon Cliiii'H l>ointdarv ditch or in tht! liiiffulo ixitnpmtnd 
uMir the sfcniid green may lie liftt^il and dropped under a |teimlt^- of 
one stroke. (2) A l<all lying in temporary water may be lifl4Hl and 
dro)>pcd without peniUty. _^____ 

A Rawako Correspondent writes ; — ** Tigers t.'ontinue to play 
baroc and to strike fear into the hearts of the {leople in this Distriet. 
Since my last letter, two CeletitialH liuve fuileu victims To the rapacity 
of these brutes. The one was a charcoal burner, linnp; with one or 
two otlieni in the jtingle at Sungei Durien, Serendah. About ten or 
twelve days ago, at 7 jmu., he left IiIh hut, aftt-r providing himself with 
a lantern and a parang, to go l4j HIh working ]>1aoe with the intention 
of returning shurtly, luit did not make his ap}>carance. Garly on the 
foUowiug morBing. his ainioim friends went to look for him, and 
their horror may be imagined when they came upon portions of their 
comrade's body scattered on the ground, with a tiger's foot|ii-in1« 
about the spot shewing the violent manner in which he had met with his 
dualh. An iuijucst wan held and tlie verdiet of * Death by nuwidvcutun? ' 
recorded. The othr-r wa*t a initiiug cmdy. He luid others were 
occupying a vacant shed on the Kitala S<>Uuigor Road (_two niih<« 
from Kawang) belonging (o Qoveniment, after having obtained the 
necosaary iwrmission from the Public Works Bepurtmont to do so. 
Three uight ago, at about I a.m., a tiger, it tuH-nis, walked into 
the shed and dragged the deceased by the kuec foom hia bed. The 
unfortunate man cried out for help and, on the other coolies getting 
up, the man-eater ran away. The cooly was brought to Rawang 
Hoapital the neit morning, but sunrived hiH injurieti only till the 
fullowiug day. P. S. — Owing. I believe, to the prevailing wet weather, 
there are severul cases of fever hen- of a wvere tyjw." We iinilerstund 
that the Oovcmnicnt will double the usual n-ward of $25 for any tiger 
killed during the next three month* lietweeii Jjatu and Serendah. 

A coRBKSPONDBKT dfaws attention to the slate of the lamps on 
Market Street Bridge, but as the letter slates that the subject is a 
matter of |ierfetl indiffeivuce to the writer, and aa we are very much 
preuiLtl for h|uiim-, thin iu-kui>wledgmeut will nu doubt suffice. 




rthi? very oomnrt'lioiisivf accMimts <>f the rvsuscitation iu KuaJa 
TiUinpiir i>f tlie ffstivftl of St. Aii«1ivw whirli have apiK-aivd iu 
llic StmitH paptTft. Ibeiv U litlli.- Tur us i<» luld ; Itul us in yeaTs 
uy (-'OinK tiur (It'HCi'tHlantji will imliimllr turn to the pa>^8 of the 
Joamal to find out what realty did happen iu Solungor " iu tht> days 
when we went ^ijwyin}?. a linii; tiim' ut,'»>." it K-caiiK-s it duty whirh we 
owu to |>ost4?rity to muko montion uf tliitt " ^'ullu-riii}(of Uio OlauH." 
Iu the first p)a<.%, "C'oi>« wut a Ivtttr fnie Dunliar." or rathvr. Carlo 
i(tsuvd, on iH-lmlf of bix hritiier 8coti(. » widc^preail ii]vit,iti<>ii tu (At;li 
and all to join Sebingor Si*ot«nien in wlebratiujr thrir Sain(.'n Day on 
the- 30lh ultimo at thi* Victoria luMtitution. and. jiid^in^ from tlio 
uuuiber present, few responded but ta the afiirmatiTe to tht* 
" a.6.v,p,,'' on tlw card. Loup Iwfon^ thy uvi^utful luf^'ht, luul iiiiuiy 
a Dieetinf? of the Ciminiitt4'e Ix-en held, and mon* than one hanly eon 
uf " the land of mountain and of flood " was ol>s«rTed to wear an 
anxious mien as the time drew near ; hut meetings and anxiety 
pr(»du('»;d a ^'rand rc-flull. Wi- rau't i-onsi-ii-ntiouKly gii tin? li-u^'Ih to 
which tt i."orrefliH>nilent iu a contomponiry ivachea, and say it was the 
ntry best affair that liai; ev^'r takt^u place iu S^lau^^ir, because we are 
fomparatively a new-comer and have not for}fi>llea what we're 
Inwii told of till- " old dayti " ami of liow tiiinpt of this kind 
used to he done in those hK]>py times; Init we chu Hsttert that if 
the " old davBt " fould Innut of a hap|>ier, invrrier a«Hembly liian that 
of Friday s'l-nuiKht. the people wlui were sujoumiu^r here ul that 
tiuu' are to Iw envied. H<twever, on this m-casion hnKhtiiest* was veir 
much in ovideuee; tho rows of lautema ornamenliuj; the approach 
and the buildinj; undoublfdiy were so. aa well aa tin- hoKts and the 
gvestii; the Iwrnd, the biigpipes, the de<-iimtioU8, the wi-ll.prej«anHl floor, 
&U were britjht ; the refreshment bar, whore wee drappiea were dis- 
peused. and the supper table pojlicuUrlv bright; the eiwy uookii 
ftereeued off for curd-laMes were uaturatly a mixture of li^lit and 
fhadc. jtiMl at the " luek " turued ; us Tor the supper iind the speeches — 
well, unfortunately, we failed to get a seat with the first jwrty. so 
ciui't say mueh about the latter, but liavuip hnard who were the 
speakers we have no besitatioa in deelarini; thmt the 8]»eeehes were 
bright ; and if the time of hi-eaking up bad been about an hour later 
we should have beeu eiubled to druf; iu the risiuf; sun as aa additional 
snuree of l>ri>;btiipfvs. Still, as we Hiid HlM>ve. it is not necessary 
fur us to give a detail&l aei?ount of what haa alrea«Iy Ijeen so viAX 
dest-rilvd. The Scots hare prored themselres grand eotertoincrs. 
and we hope it's not another four years that will elapse before the 
memory of St. Andrew .s a^ain houonre*!. Out of a Inr^i! Committ*-f^ 
we hoar that Messrs. Alexander. Cnrle. Macereath aud Prentive were 
Bpeciallv zoaKnis in rairryinjf out the arrangeuK-nts. One thing we 
must eKrouii:le, m^me ^-uileleiMi youth with a pijjtail— who ou^ht to 
have been lijj^liting foi* his c-ountrv at this (Titii-al juncture id her 
history, or. letter still have lost his life for her. ere he couM have 
done this thing — got hold of the hajfgisand cut it up for sandwiijheti t 
C»uld kail iu Alx'rdeeu ! was there ever anything to equal that ? 





THK ]tn>ceNii nf i-h<»|>[iiti)^ u^j, starkinif luid buruill^; such uf iLi* 
jnnaller tinihcr as lias Wen left I>y the fire und is likclv to 
iiilvrfvrt) wiili thv alxvvv w*'rlv8. IiaTin}* l><H?ii ooroplvlcd, t ho next 
tliioff to IfL* dune Ik to get [iL'i^fi c-iU and tn conimelii-e Hointr. A 
coidy can »aw tip ]u^ of soft wood into 2*ft. Icui^liit aud 8p]il Ihcao 
lip into tlout pff;8, pointed at one end. finishiutr 4O0 per dioin The 
boAt plan is to Kive two (^oi>lie8 a v-roHit-rMit fnv; lictwi'on tlieni and a 
cIiopptT or "p«miig" ixacli. they bIiouW then hv niadt> to chop and 
(tinck neatly, mm t'KMw.' as pussil'lf (o (ho iihico wliorc thvy will be iiM*d. 
800 or. at a pinch. 1,000 pt-fr« between llit'in b«fore thf-y knock off for 
tbv day. Willi tluK worl< U8 with fvcry ntber, savi; aud ext-cpt wilb 
planting;, it will be found far more salisfat-ton' to wt ixKili<?s a regular 
lack, allowing thcrn !« go to their lines when tficy have- fiiiiithcd it. The 
attraction of gettinK Iiouk' ^arly will inducif them to work much Lardvr 
and mori! ccjnti'iilcdly llian if thi-y know that, linwcvt'r umrh ihry may 
do, tbey will not get off imtil two e/tlock. Prom (3 a-in. In 2 p.m., 
in tbis cliumtc is a long and hard day's work, us those who may liavt; 
boen accuntomed iu ooldt-r eoimtrios to a day of 10 to II hours— i.a. 
from 6 a-m. to 4 <)r 5 p.ni — will vfry Hion find out. On Pengcrang 
£Bt«t« the eoolies work from ti lo 10 nnd again from 1 to 5, but 
though (his arrangement haa inui-ti to rerommcud it. it iu only possible 
when ihi^ estate Ik a Tery r».mj»ai-t olic aud the eooly 18 at uo liuiv 
vi-ry fur away from b)H lines. 

The first thing the planter has to think of when eoiumeneiag to 
line in, of eoiirse. what tii»tat:e« upHrl he will Imve hiH irvt-if, and tbiit 
IB no OHSy uiattor tu determine. I have uo spaixt here to gu into thla 
r[no«tion at all thiirnngbly, bnttO(]uule " Mynnh" of the hril'mh Ntrrth 
BoTHco Hernid ngair. S' x 8' in good land, and oven closer where the 
soil in not HO rich. i« what that WTiter rectiminends, his chi»?f argu* 
meut. being that clo«e phiuting means Inrge n>titrnft early, when the 
planter miiy urgently require fnnds I o<-urty liimon. There in. nf eouTBe, 
M(t (wiinBaying the fact that a four-year-old elearing, jilnnled 8' y 8' aud 
haviug 680 trceti to the acre, all of whieb will at that period hax'e lotn 
uf room, will yield more than half as uiiich attain as a elearlug uf 
tlie same age planted 10' x 10' aud buviug i>uly 43d plauta to the acre ; 
but wlicu these two fiebU are, aav. eight yeiirs old. ihe lattvr will 
undoubteflly Lc not only yielding lai^er returns, but will Ih^ bvaltbier 
and a. far ttntre inarketabft pn)iH.*rty than tne I'leiiriu^ wbieh was ao 
far ahead of it at first in point uf crop 1 was present on out- occasion 
when the fumona I'engemng tn.'e wiu" niea.'»invd, aud, run the tape in 
any direction we liked, we i.-onld not mate the diameter of ilH sjireud 
lens than 21 ft-oi". Of course there wen- no other trees to touch this 
giant, but, tinleftfl I am niueli miiitiiken. I saw on the same estate a 
great many which could Itoast a spread of I*> twt. At the same tioifl 
no one would think of planting I(!'x llV, as there is geuerally a large 
percfnlagu of weedy trees In erery clearing, and the iilant^'r eould not 
afford to have even a few nucb where he had only 170 treeb to the 



ncrei which ut all W ooiild f^^i id if he put in hie phuitH 16 feet apart. 
Mv own belief is tluit if planters were to try 7' x 7'. rutlilesalv ciiUing 
out ereiy alternative line and everr nltfrnatiro tn.-e as w>on u» the 
coitve lie^'iiii to ovitI»Ii ami j;el iiudesiralilr thick and dense, the 
result would l»p an estniordinarily-jujivinjf estoli", l>ul as this would 
be Terj muoh in the nature of an rxpt-riuac-nt the idea will probably 
not recommend itself to many, and I fancy, except for tho«e who 
muat havf lit^vy retiiruH off llinir ytinu),' cofftH-. 10' x 10' will Ijo found 
a good average distance to plant, unless the soil is very rich inileetl, 
in whii'h case even 12'xl2' mi>rht not. he considered too close. But 
a^sumiu;; 10' x 10' to ho the order of th« da,Y. a piuwi of ra^ or twino 
should Ik? finiily IhhuhI niund the liutn^; nijM; every 10 fe^-t. The 
liQtOK ropo itsett should I>e m iuelaBtic as poBsible. not more than 300 
feet ToDK. about aa thick »t> a man'H litih- flu^er, and should be tied At 
each ond to a long, jicrfectly straight 10-ft. pole. There a.re many waya 
of lining a clearinj;, each tyBtew having it« ardent advocat*'H, but 
aft«r tryinj; them all I have come to the oonclueion that that which I 
shall now endeavour to describe is the Itest, as licing far the Binoplost 
iu every way ajid m<wt eaaily brought home to tlie iiitelligcupo of thu 
untutored cooly. After deciding, from the lay o£ the land, which way 
the lineit should nin so an to admit of the Ritld bein^ moat eaaity 
worked, one ahttohitfly eti'ui^^ht luute boo should be run down the 
middle uf the clearing' from jungle ed^fc lo junyK; edge, a pyg bein^f 
firmly driven in at every lO-fl. mark on the Uninj; ri)j«». Thia base 
lino, or "rajah-coonoe," Bhcuikl be put in, if possible, with a prismafie 
oomptuts, or failing that, long perfectlr ati-aight ulieka at intervala of 
every lOO feet bhould be driveu firmly mto the ground and should all 
be in a deiid-Btrai)4ht line. Each nmly at the vnds of the ro{>ti and 
a cooly in the middle should have a r<:>ngh 4-ft. mrpenler's square to 
enable them to take off an exact ri^'ht angle fi\»m the Uixc line to 
■tart off with, and from ea*'Ji line afterwards a« they go on ; having 

f;ut Ihc angle, each nf these men should measure 10 fept from the base 
ine. as near OS posttible horizontally, with sticks cut that, length and then 
driTu in a peg. These pegs will, of course, be in a atraight line witlt 
«U*h other if the eruss horizontal mi-'umireuieut Iw aecurato, but this 
should tie checked by holding the three 10-ft, polea (which will iu 
flat land be eatdly viaiblo from cud to end of the rope) in front of 
each of the pegs and, if correct, the coolies, of whom tnere should he 
six or seven, dririug iu the intermediate pegs should then put one firmly 
into the grotuid at eacb 10-ft. mark on the lining-rope, whi<'h will, 
in the meantime, have W-u laid along the ground to eolncido with the 
measured pegs. The most diflitmit part about lining a clearing in ro 
get thin horizontiil cross nu-asurement correct, and in hilly laud the 
sim])le8t way to do it is either lo drop a email stone from the end of 
the meaKuring stick, which la held as near aa the cooly ran judge 
quito level, and to drive iu a peg where the Jitom* strikes the ground, 
or to tic a stone on to the end of a piece of string, aud use it as a 
pliimb-l)ob. When the ground is lumpy and the end men cmmot see 
each other, inBt<;ntl of only three, live or even seven poles held ui)right 
will be uecesHory Uj cusutc the a<xunuy of the line. In commencing. 


-.--■. •}.■.- •■•/.:•:> ^h- \:'A sttn ir-*ni :L-- -rXTr^m-? vu-l 'A th^ Inse line, as 
iT^-zx-.z.^ ;= :h- mM-i!*; i> i.iv.-h ni re likrlv to lead to troable. 
Tr>r-- :> --i-ly -r^^ rLinj ui -rv :■-■ rvu:rir.V^r. ihat is to s«e that the 
;-:j> £r- -iriTr^n vt-rr nr:ii:y ict-.. U'.- irr-unJ, si- that theT mar not he 
i:r.v-.i', i :vrr \'y ^L<r w^v.-'Jiii.' >.■■-■!:■.•> i cf ■'!* ihe hi-lers have f^t to 
xz-zi.- T:.- 'jjt":i::B w rk .jais- s :L-- : !.u:i*-r an infinitv of trouble at 
fr=:. T=^L-n -.no^ h-. Lis ^•■>: V.i? ni^ii ::::.< :rin'.. h-^ will have tctt little 
i-.".r.rr ift^rwir-is, -j:>1 .-ja rii>:I«' • i-r^A- t-a-.h day'* work bv standing 
i: th-f •::■:* -.: :hv lic^s .inl r^ak::,^ :;-.*^ ■■■-■lies hold their pole« up- 
r.i;r-". ::. -ri'-L r w for hi* ii:-.T-.-.-::-j. It niiy he ihontiht that I 
i—a-.h :■-:■ ir.'.; h :ir:T- rr^ir.v :'■ :;.• l::;:^^: ■ f an estate, bat apart 
fr ■:=: '.r,r t'i .• :::-i: a ■■jrtiv-s'.y lin-.-i r.-.'a :< an t-yesore until it is 
six -r ---Tr- y.-&r> vM. I >;i.'-.::i:. w-, r-.' I _; '-"K.i^ifi'j an estate myself, 
■;V^rT::.Li:_- .li^ !-■:::_■ ;-.:;\ir( :.:'.> k ■.v.^'.. i".wjy# jiff the liK-ferenoe to 
J -r ■".;*■ ,■,: .>:i:.,-. . - r:>. : riu-:; '- '.'•:..■.'. ..-.irvl-.-ss w.-rk oTer one thinf; 
•"■ ".li :r * i'."y r.:.-iL, •.-:".;i".> ^^7!'.-;.- "■ rk .-vtr •■th»-rs which could 
r. ■. '■- ^■ -.jj-'.y ■■■:•- k- i .v.:i ■^.i,-;.: :.:■ rt- z-.ar'.y affect the fiituiv 
:T.*:-.-7;:y .:' '.'::.- ]r.nvrty whi,]-. I .i.-sir-..'. :..i ^oinire. 

KK - h-ri-ir-^I ; - _■> A i.-.-:-.;. if :;:-. w rk i> wtU d'-te. i* a fair taslc 
: r ■.-- "i- *!:::::■._■ 1'-' ■* Iv' .':■•.:: -whi 7t- ■,-.--;!-; .. :•::■.■ I-.;- i-lanted. say S'x 8'. 
:h-T ?L.-.;li ;..: ii 1-J". -r cvi-^ ::. r* —Plaster 


AT •„- ::■";. — s:r.-. r.vi yars ..^-■.- TtV.- rl-V. tt;'* '.ylioTod by most 

y^ :-■;■■ ' "^ •>'•<"•'■ ■"■ '^** *:" - -■■- Pj-'"1"-' ^.■ ntn a railwaT 
/ ■ \:. y.>: :: :.< ■ .-.> ::■.■.;. '.. :r v.: •.':•.'. ..: :v.:\v.: ixnainty of profit- 

■^ ..-, '.',- :-,:"r:-.* ir^v.: :V.i- .:■(:-.;:•.; .:' :. •~-.\j V.^i^.■ azd undoubtedlv 
r..t S'-i:-.. i.* :>. :v. :V.<' .■/.■-'-". s; .:-.:-ri ..V#i.r..-» , : " » zi^intvrinjr difficnl- 
:.-:■*" T. r-. .■..:■.::; ^ •.:. ■. S•.•.■.;l^■•. V; -^ w'i,':-, "rittor •.U£v.-uhies. in 
y v.v._- "•.;:r:-s. vii.tv. :::-> ..r^ ^ir* ^■.^.i:. .i:" ,.7 *.7:.r.s'y (.ripple the 
TT^^r-.>s j7. ; ^ ■-■.iT',".. "■■.>i*:".,;".tss « :' j-, , ,-. ".I :7." h.^TSt.'. or firmly 
-..::■.-. 7 ':.-!■ • >v. -•.■.v.^" .i-'.*.-.;;. .■ : ■ .-. .-. ■.■:.,!■ .■.-,% fkv.'wn j«»lirTaMi; 
.-.>:;■. -^ ^..>t- :hi> :;..*. >.>:.!:- ^-..-.-.^ :,:■■.» '.7.-.;.: ri. h /lOTcr-lind of 
Si ..»::^ -7 ; :\'7 ::-.(n'«.;s :;-,o", :■;> r-.-A. :•,> kr..»:-. w.vy vf gtvurinf* a 
:rA::.j'. .:vt- - . i-. :•.»%■'.".! w.:'.: tiv::.r.'.» .:•.:■{ iS^ieaoy — into the 
:r.v-.t:v.^ '.■.:•.,; 1vv,'7,,i :V.,- Kvx r-.v^v :r. -.v, :'.::* S:stc. without the 
a^::: !'..'7. ii ■»;",.i: ati- l^•"■.■.v■.^'".> '"m ; ■i,v.;s.\". ,!* i-;;(\:ion.»bly sharp 
iV.ni*. '■.■■.ivi 7'.:'::-.i; i;r.j.;:»v.'., .\*:".> »»rks. ,iv,.i ,i ^^■:r.>tra:iTely lone 

IV,:: :V.r ^:'-.<r ,••'.':*- -.ix-v. :■.-;■>.■ :s »,v» I'.is.::.. AV-vi i-aj^able of 
j;rt\it *x;»v.>.. " wV.iV. ::*.>• ttt\\'>>^.:» :■,;:■.■> ,;;v ;i\;i-";'iV',>- for :he tviuoral 
of :!"'*«■ .'.•."'.. ■.■.::u>". ..:;,• ■: :> v.. : v.;:: r.s.:r.i:. si:;^x- :!:o Selanpor 
hoTSi- V.AS :>•« ■.: >,> .:\".> suviN-.*. .'^.v : : .• •.-.t.-.-.-v .'.>.v;:r.-,*:ir.j: ol^staclea 
of his :>\i:-.: . -a >> ,.••.■.•.■.;•> :-.-.v.>. ■'.:.;, ..;•.,;•, .:^.r:s ■;.s^,• Kv:i ma^.^. of 
!:ueyrt>rs. '..^ !..".<\ : .. i,^-.*.l ;v".;-. '-•: .i v., ,•■.■.■,•;.,::■. •■.. .>.--,\ . .-: Si'Unj:or — 
ill wh:vh S;.i:.- -^i:.' -• « .a;. .^ .-.. ^ ,-. :■.,>:■ ^-.-..^vss. and whieh 
IVS5H'***'!'. »^r *■■■ ^-'^ '•■''"■■ V"^'-^^ *-i-'- ' \. %'.".; v.: 
iiuHlrti:ou f»^ *>•>''.■-> .-: l-'-*'^ -.oi-.i-.v 

• v\ 



Am in Ihoiw ditvH, indeed until iIm; other day. tlir pivsent sHe of 
ihf Knala-Harl'oiir-Srhenif was untlioitglil. of. Ihi? Cuiitiaii^'ht ItridRt* 
was viTv conimoulT lu'lit'Tvd to be ii gn.-at mtnluke. Witli it U'tlor 
kDMwk'dyv of llio cmiiilrv tin- [>n'ft.'ssii>iial grounds for its ])ast cou- 
demDatioii are becouuD^ watery aud uiistalttL*. He wliti eixv it pnipi-i- 
to rrwt it «'U«-rt' it in, saw — jirolmltly willi ]in)|i1u>tic eye— its ultimate 
tmviuftty and future use. It lakes one now t^i a Ililly. wtll-wuk'n**!. 
luiilthy fontrf. nciir the <'oajjt^to Klantj : a place that is day-by-day 
increaflinjb; in cuntmerL-ial itii{H>rtaUL'e, uiid irliiih ba^ n-nlly a pntniin- 
iu;;aKriciiltural fiituri" Ix'fori' it. 'ITif (twist with its niangn^ve tnarsbes 
exltaidirij{ inland for mites, in ronl-gi)ii-lliti^. Kii.-kly, iinu-lcv, and nialari- 
oils ; l»einff in its pr^^sont Btatv unfit for hmimQ habitiition and subject 
more or less to tidal inniidations. Crorodilcx may thrive, mar fatten 
in the fH^'v filiuiv alnab aiul l>axk coiitenterlly ii[h>o (be crabbv itiu*]- 
lianWs of its iTfeVs and abort-B ; but EurofK'ans must have (.pven bills and 
fresh bnwzes to live a Vifv <»f health and—offidal worth. Tbt' siiuliKbt 
must be let in u|>on thi; hauutA of thi-: nrju^ and nynniuk bv Ihf clear* 
in}f away of htitidredH of af-rei) of man^ove foi-Lfit. and the coaittal 
mud-Icvel raised a ^'ood five f«et; ortbeEurojteanitndKIiu^iubabitauts 
will !» worriiKl alive by the million denum blood- Mick t*rs that iiifcst 
tho«e iKirts; ;^> down with d_vt«-utery and articular rhcimiatisin U* (he 
tlTOve ; m-e*! lonjf, lon^r leave, and ofU'u, .tr " pcjt out '' earlv with eom- 
URin or f^Tirden fever. Klaiip avoids this ; and is the only pirtee, for 
many miles up or down the etjoat. not affecting directness of railway 
cotuinuaiuatiou with Kuala Lumi>ur. (bat ean lx> eonsidt-red a Gi and 
hcolthy ("entre for Europfams. Al>out the KhuiK coast then* iti a 
depth of (*)> or 9ii feet of blue mud to the firm clay which di]»H uli^htly 
tu the Bonth-west. Had tlie Kla%' River never Ut-u l.ridj;ed the 
cybnder and girder items of Ihe railway extension and wbarfagti 
reqniremcntH of any other harbour Roheiiif would very likely htkw not 
been one wbit reduced in rpiiuility. lui eonipan-d with i^biit has already 
been UHi-d in the C'onuauyht llridge. ;uid ti^ be u»d in the present 
harbour scheme. 

But it 8c*euis to have taken years to diftoorer tlie best ponition for 
our Imrlmur ; and yt-ars U* d^'termiue Ibo pr(>|jer distinutltm in I'abanji 
of the Sclangor-Pabanp Railway, This may Ih; fairly ascriljed to 
the fanltiueRs of our geographieal knowledge oftheinie poaition of 
phtces ou the Peuinsulti iu regard to one another; and of the vexing 
unreliability of the mapH in drculation, wbiih offer bm little assiHtjiuue 
to the ordiriarr travell-r^ud atilJ less to the railway survevor. The 
new State map, prepared 'rom most iiceumtc data and full of most 
uueful iufurmatiou, will lie agn?ol bleesicg — 1« the eoming generation. 

Bui aorae few venr ago, before the prewut Hi-heine wan pn>po«ed, 
Port PicfcsoD hcl^ some elaims to preferenee. pftrtly from Wing &a 
giiod a portal terminus, and partly becaii»e of its being six houra' run 
lumrer t« Singapore. It» claim« might bavi- Wen hnperior had the 
prespot railway terminus there K-en carried Hoiilh-euBterly a further 
uistance of six niilt^ or so, where there la said to be tine deep wal«r 
and tlu> poatiibtlitteis uf a good harbour. 



The liiKK then ninuing into iho interior fntm carh port Wenp 
illmoitt idcnticiki in length. When it -wks known tliat n vcrv low 
i»r 'fifUi/iff. the lowest vet discoTered, laj at Biikit Piitiii, ten mile* 
the eiiBt of Sen-mhaii. aD<) wheu instruotioUK were givi-u, afUT tbe' 
preliminary IriaU were inaiie, for the insertion nf the rvil pe>fH of the 
DtiaJ. permanent sun-^jy. tht- ht-art. of •Sunj.'ei Ujonj{ very uatnmlly 
rtjoic«d ID her bright prospect of future ^rt-atneso aa a State. Itegau 
til haVB viaiona of (hi> irmi horaii irhippini; tliu winils throiij.'h hfr 
promising laud iu a t^rand cureer of j.ronress to Piihang. and saw her 
oofferH ttlbn^ fast wirli tht^ ^oldeu spcil of ttncce^iEfuI trafRo. There 
was nothing to disturl> her rheery t-'XjH.vliitious ; for who th«u Lorw 
nnytliing to the fotitmry -ii.iiythiri||f lit all likfly to upwt hiT rHilway 
Bcheme — of the ualural featurett of the great, juuirie-clttd haeklx'ue of 
thf Peniuaula lyiuK between Bukii Putus aud the Uhi Slim? or of 
Uie fttcilitiL'8 it ini},'ht posswia for t-utry by other, neart-r, auti easier . 
mut«a — ^if not to fur -away Temwloh- — to ttom*? morv importaot, mor&>^ 
likely -to- be- remunerative centre in the CIu Pahangt' And. it may be- 
fairly a«ked. who knows, even tiow, anything very defiuitfi or conclii* 
sive of tlie lon^r rn^'ged mn([»^ iu reyurti to wliat iwssibililies its passes, 
known and hidden, may hold for a motintaiu railway ? It is iDi|>eni- 
tire that one should know thi^ exact locality of iJio terminus from Hit: 
starting point: is anyone verBod enoijijrh iu the true j?eographi<7i.l 
knowled^ of pIiuvH L>ut Wif to tell one whuL is the In-artDg and dis- 
Uae«, as the crow dietj, of Rauh from Knula ICiihu. Ku»l& KliLTran^ 
(Jelebit) from Kiid.la Lipis, Kimny; frotn Btitn Ti^a ? 

Well, much lc»(t was kuowu then; and, always a&tnniin}^ that 
TemeHoh was, and is, the only ]troper terminus in Pahaog for a profit- 
able railway, Buuf^ci Ujoug bad no canii>e, or haa noir, of feanng an 
alternatire route there to that mil Biikit Putua Pass throu^^h her soil. 

llius she was happy in her dream of dawninjr welfare — till, one 
fine day. just upon the eoni]iletion of the final surrey, Si-Iantror — OYer 
eaj^M- to t-'xli-'ud her nulnitys (and Htill lM'lievin^» Temerloli (o Iw Ihe 
proper destination to be reached)— found souiethiiig iu the shape of 
u new pass. Strengthened iu her uouvictions l^y favourable! report*, 
she ^iivL> Sun^^i Ujou^ a most nauiieous sleeping draught in Uir 
(j-intlutf PeruH (u-henic. which h:iH subsequeully liecn sliewu to afford a 
" pMsible if impriurtioaltle" route into Paliaog; hut which, comjxira- 
tively «]wakinj*. lia» much more costly works u|kju it., greater leojtih 
und general rouglinfss of line, Khariwr curres, as heavy a gnide. but 
three tinieu longer inclines up and down. 

If ever it is proposed lo run for Teiuerloli, Smigi-i Ujong may riti 
Bod free herself from the iinpleaaout after oileots of the potent mi 
sure; but until that liine arriveit the afllii-tion must more or 
continue, and. in the meantime, we eau sj-mjMilhiso with her if, qm 
probably does, tbo iron horse of her former vision rurisils her now 
«a nigbt-mare. 

It is hardly to be expected that Temerloh will ev«*r be eommniit 
catcd with by railways from either Sungei TTjung ur SehLOgoi*. It T» 



bwu f^xvioi; ilR'lf iitruiigly upou l-he invfitwioiw]. a» Wfll as imWit!. 
mind tliat IVim-rloh holdn rrnt tift Kuflirli'iit ui<luct.'m('iit for the 
ronrtrm-ti.>n of a Ion;; and i7X[>t>iwiYc railway then?. pL-oplc wonder 
now vr\i\ it iTwireil llu- i-imsi'li-ritlion it pot. It ifi just frrtin Tt»nierloh 
U|maird» ihat tlw diflBrultit's al' tTlu Palmoj,' i^odB-trau»|»'>rt bogio. 
There lias Wen a ^n-skt de&l'^id abuut the Cliitivtie inonti<K>D and thi: 
PaluLDg Rivor blMcka^o. The old Gifmpit' ha» run thoro regularlj 
fur the last two ywirw without meetiii^r with any obstruction. 

It may bo safely said Ibiit, Kkng; aud Tenierloh beinj,' nearly equi- 
diat-uit from Siunajiore. and iK-th freely ai'l'toaohable by veuHcU of liRbt 
U>uua^% iH" niilwav a*Ti.s» «mr rrtnye eoiiU (■cHiijK.-te wjlh sbipit' traifie. 
Rather let the Piiiian^ Oovemuifnt auk for u vot* of ?KO,0()0 for 
dred^nj^ piirinisnM. and prott^ctive iinpnrivomonla at the rirer'a mouth 
lo udoiit Ltf IjiKifei' TesHi'ls than the Otjini'f |»i»fisin|,' up. For Kuala 
Puhfljig Uiis i» of uuifh iiiiportanee. iilmost art a cart-road to Iht-- Ulu. 
Eighty thousand dollars— it would not be outraifoous to »ay M(K).<KK) 
—would do much uion* in ^he way of hL-lpinj^ KuaJa Pahani;' than 
any nwlway to the Kuala from the west; for ?80,0(Ht would merely 
n?pnwent tlie uverage price of one mile of railway, vf.i Gintiu^ Peras. 

Any ntilwtty to Tou»«;r|Mli would not bi^nofit the IJhi t.m- fraction, 
but the Ulu is that part of Pahan;? moat nfeilin;^ road and railway 
oomiiiuuiration. It hol<l» ;,;ri>»t mineral wealth of a \'uried uatiire, it 
M rieh in tin tiud ^uld. Thtfi in unqueiitiouably the be«t part lo run 
oar railway to At the prv'scnt time, a eart-road, 1 in 30. bul rathor 
uarrow, im U-iuj^ iiimle from Kuuhi Kubu to Kuulu Lipi«. This, m 
itself, will ^rreatly help the UUi. Further uettlement will ariBc. and 
fniih fieldn fur utiiin^ enterpinm; bu made uuu'i- eh<'u|dy ai^'i-eHKible than 
bi'fore. But the future of Ulu Pahnuf; will ere lonij shew that a rail- 
way in noeesKLrv to copi.' with the more ur^rent, mori- widely spread 
requirement 8 »\ the uuuieroua and pro><porou8 inhabitants tlu-re now 
renfliue and of tho Celefitial million tollowing upon the n>ad'n wmiph;- 

ITiL- pri'seut mrt-road— if evi-r a railway is to ]'enetrale the Uhi — 
will ^really hflp it onward by KtfLTiiiji farililieis i>f tnincpKrl. Hi'^tdeti 
all roads are UBeful railway fe<'ders. and tlu-ir net;le<'ted uiaititenuuw. 
after railways are run, is (JetriuieutaJ to all Irue niilway progR'ss. 

Bul ibin looks like advoiatin^ the Devonia Pai^s, or Qinting 
Ptmf^laa, as a suitable part to i>ieroe by tunneling — aa the only proper 
rtral^ to take u Pahaut,' Kailway? It docs. To br.iueh off at any 
other point on the ninin bne. or extend lywanis Perak. means 
iueTMM'd and unneceusiiry leufiih, with all that economv has to day in 
tlip matter of extra coat of couslnieLioD. after iipkwp, incR*ased rates, 
(rtc. The present terminus at Kiuda ICnbu being the nearest 
l»int lo Uhi Pahantf, it shotdd be any eujfineer's busiiie»8 to choose 
the nearetit route, more |»articulai-Iy wheu detouriuK catehes no plai-en 
of vatui* as ertitrrs for tnvflip, the adiipliou of whirli will pive equally 
lu* ffotwl an alignment ns bv uuv oilier route. It up{M.'arii to the 
writer, who hiu wusd^'rvd owVallilie known passes — and it few of Che 



un]n»ivTi — thai tlm Devdoia. Piws is jiriM^iuiDL'nilr ttuiUftl for a ilm^ut 
ritiiw»y |>a8Bage Ijctwceo Kimla Kubii and Uln Piihuo^'. hut nion- uf 

tliitt dimt'llv. 

tii't iiH t^jUbidtT, for a luoiiii'ut. IW uiiiiu kpnwii jiuues betwvt'U 
Sun){t-i Ujon^ aiitl Perak. In iletailinji; ulmt hiitt bttni dout* in thu 
tnatUT of their expluratiou for railway i>iiri)yscs«, we will fonum-na; 
witli Bukit Putuet. TUis low jiass vas fimt tried; the tiiiidilions of 
ali^iiiiu-nt Iieinff uu andv loss Ihiiii 1 ju 50. no t-iirve le&» than fi^lit 
chains, aud three choiiia irtrai((ht liclwefu cun'fs, Hiid live^tbiLiD 
curreB bePU |)ermitt«-d aome tliffictiltics of that short tiiountaii) sectiuu 
miglit have beeu jnuwed round - tliL* ^rade could Itave be<u pT*atly 
improved, the Pamwuy viaduct a*-oided. and much Wtts luunellin-i luet 
with ; however, a fiiirly Rood line wa* secured as it was. the length to 
Temerloh from Scn^mUm I«>inj; Aiime 74 miles. Bukit PutuK rail- 
Ifvel (not ^iven in the Seinngor JoHntat) wiu* about 4))0ft. ab<iv(> the 
adjacent |.>iuli-iield3 oh either side and the ineliiu'H of the mountain 
Bcetion were about fourmiles lip and four mileo dowu. The (unuel 
was 1,'2>5'Oft.,, thri'iigh ^rauite; and the line |iasseil dtiwu the Tcrachi 
Valley to Kinila Pilal). theni-e [last Bukits Pomo and SeaoroDi; to 
Teiuerlt'h over fairly flat (jrouod. 

This rout^' was knocked on the head by someone finding Oiuttn>* 
Peraa, who, on meAsurtDfr it with a defective barometer, jjave it out 
as I.OOOft, in liei^dit. easy of ajiproueh, atid nulv reqiuriug a 300* 
yartl tunnel to wiive the whole trouble of n Pahan); Railway. It 
turned out to W 1,500ft. above the Ulu Taagah Valloy; and. on trial, 
required a uioiiiituiu scetion of 1^ miles or su to asoond it: fivc-ehaiu 
{;urveti wi'tv nllowatile on tluH tniee. The line waH [iroliiililv over 90 
miles from Kuala Lumjjur 1* Temerloh. The Pass re<iuin.il a tunnel 
exewdinir tluit i.»f Hukit Putim in leiij-th ; and. fnju: the heavy natural 
BlojfO uf the muiintain faees, the fre(|«eut tN'cum'i.c* of luviaua and 
raiJiatiiiK "iij>urH," there vnn a necefiaity fur mauy retaining wallx, 
via<luct8, expensive etilvcrt«, miuor tunnels, and fiv«?-chain curves. 
The Ki-a^le wan fairly ^'ood. and the line, in leaviuf; KhuU Luniptir 
IMiasod round by Sungt-i Beisi, thru up the Lanwaf. Valley and over 
the hill, and far away to the Triang in Jelebu. which river it followed, 
domi to Temerloh. 

Jelebu, if now a& iraportAnt a mining plaee us tlieii, and as worthy 
ofrailwUT eonimunieatiou. might be more profila >ly lapiKvl by the 
Sunifci Cjoujf line esttnsiyu. The J<.lebu Pass is low. s>me K,50 f<vt, 
and not bad to get at ou either ^ide. A fthort tunnel, and 1 in 1<MJ 
liiiKhl eaaily be |fot. No other mute would eorifxte with this in 
point of distance. If Malacca, and there i» daiii^er in t'lat direction. 
does not eit<,'nd her prot'osed railway on to Kuala I'ilah. Sun^i 
Ujoug bos the poR«ilnlitie» of two exeelleut ext.'n«ioi'8— one into 
k Jelebu and the other into Negri S'-mbilan : each bicJiug fair to 
offer a haridtiome traffic The opening of aui:h biancli linos wonid, 
without a doubt, make the present line a amiling ^uoivrs, and bring 
prosperity to a State that is jut>l struggling to make eud$ meet. 



Of the n-inainiii>; passt-H. Qiutin^s Bidiii uiid Simijak have eucU 

'lK<eu partly tiieil in an altfui|>t to niich Uhi Paliou); rv'i Bfnti'iif''. 

Tbu wa«i LMiniiii); mori- in Mw ri^ht dirm'tinn. Ointin^ Bidai had Ihu 

ri>!ht-liaud side, iu deswuditiK towards Bukit Ber^^ trie<l and nhaii. 

cloned tiwiotf to iXw iiiottt iiuf)U8s»l)l*< uatnre of the ^ronod. Gintiug 

H^iinpah bod tht> Ti^tii-hHiu) sid** ulsn Irifd. diftK-i>iidiri^ the GoiiiImlV 

\d Bntu Valk-rs, for a dtBtann' of "£& milf>8, The I'ounlry waa rough, 

m\^ ven- itiniilar to thai of tiintinf; Pvnifi aud niF(>rdt.><I a fn^de of 

Jwtweeii 1 ill fHi and »0. The line would hare joined with Kt-pong. 

If, however, tlu* great length to Ulii Pahaiig, rii'> IhfBe iiasaeH, were 

not tlie jinihibitiug f<.-ttture ("the Icn^^b merely to Beutoiig Ix'iug 50 

^■uiliffi) further trials mi^ht l>o miide with long ttmuels, different grudes, 

^^pn the Banie, or the fitlier, sides of the vulltna denieuded, Tliese g«|»» 

^Bre about 2,1-KH) re<->t high, aiid HtrlK watt ituL off hy tiiniu'lHtig in either 

^Pbafle. A donhtful height uf UIii Yam is given as *J.4(Mt let't, the Ulti 

"Sereiiduh at Ointing Butehi being 3,6iX» fe»?t or thereabout*. The 

Ulu Gumut 11* mit lower tlion the Dovouia Poiis, whieh is 2.570 feel, 

by barometer, above Kiiula Kubit, 31 niile« diatant to the S.S.E. ; or 

I 2.710 feet abi>Te the h-vel of ihtf sea. 

^P In April, 1885. Mr. Swetteuha-m made out tJie Ulu Slim, trying; 
furllier to the north, lo be 8.150 feet, hv barometer; «o thai tbenr la 
proliBhly no lower [mss to the tfunth of that. Thns L'bi Selaiigiir holda 
"je key to the solution of the probU-in, Iwrause of it« hraneh ranges 
'or eiiay ueeent extending from the j)asa to the very tvrniiuus at Kuala 
Kubu. on till* one hand, luul of the existeuee of as favoumbln uiiunr 
ri'lge lines rnnning downwardu \n Hahiing on the other. The writer is 
of the opiniciu that Kanb might hear the iron one's "snort," aft<>r a 

I run of about 34 mile«. for (comething vt-ry closely approximating 
H,.Vk),0(M>. But time Would have to l»e taken to ehwtae a g<M)d aligtj- 
ment, and lots of latitude be givtu the seled^ir. 

Ont hore, in the Blalay Stfttos, there is always tremoiiduus hurry 
TVgard to railwHv surveyH— as if Ufp or death dt^jx^nded on it. 

When it is rt?eoguispd that 10 per cent, may be saved bv jndieioiia 
trials and alterations npim any " Iwst " line, however carefully selected 
by the m<>st exjwriem't-a men, our future surveys of iuijxirtant lines 
will 1»H bfgiiD— not when the Tamil and (jhini-si' idanuuir around vou 
with your inslrumeulnn picket iiiinil>er one) re.-uly with thu-ir baskets, 
;«ick» and bo«--ii; but Ronu* few years before — or in plenty time at least 
^l make whatever alterations may be required in thoronglily "locating" 
^^tlie liniv 

^1 There am many magniBeent water-falls scattered along this route 
^Kit favourable intervals, if ever th<rre comes a time for the use, on our 
^pailways, of elect romntive power. This is mentiontd. not that it^i 
"T employment at the prewut time is iulv<»-ated, but merely t«> shew that 

hundreds cf horse-power, thai might hn converted into electric energr. 

ire conveniently arailalde for future use when Beede-^l — which fai-t 
w<»rthy the uotii-f of all eugiueurs. of nuantirjuab-d vi^ws; for tlM* 



day oi tlie ((real and silent force is near, elwtric'tmctioa iving already 
a great tiiiuoess in many kndfl. 

Til*? Jynamct. uow-a-day». is tho most perfect mechanical duvit* for 
Uie trans foniiati on of the mcfhaniral energy of rotation into eWtric 
energy uiid it« trausuiisBion to jjnrat iIikUiud-s then to l>e n>-trans'i 
formed by motor* : the cliief point in its favour l*ping lijrKtness and effi- 
cacy over otlier niprhanii-al arranp*-in«'nt«. Orer three niil»;9,hrilrnuJio8. 
pneiiuialice oi cluiin haulnge eauuot Li)in|)k'lc with it. The uvnnninia 
no longtr a scicatific toy. Professwr Kurbes' altematoni. for th*" 
Niagara sclicnto for the transmiasion uf energy to Buffalo, are dosiuuiHl 
for an clectrteal output of 5,0iKi hor»e-iHtw«r. l4i't every railway 
engineer kot;p his eye on the dynamo, and run his route, when thun 
is no nracuQ to thu (.-ontrar}', tbroush that country' which offers the 
conditions for Us eheap and sueuessfut operation ; for at aome timu in 
the near future the " Puffing Billy " is hoiiuf] t^i ilie a natiinil denth. 

The ■' Pufliuj; Billy " to l»e a tractive snecess, on a mountain mil-] 
way of heavy |>rade. must be of groat weight, m-oessitnting the derign 
of atrong aud costly bridf^es, etc- — but ill the case of the electric loco- 
motives, or train, lighter rails. bridj^'H, Bharjier furvi's. and fltec|M?r 
Ipradca — indeed, altogether a cheaiwrline may Ije used for the convey- 
ance of tile same traffic : for every carria^'e of the electric train may 
Im) auinuitetl, flelf-nmved by iIm own motor, aud the electric locoinutive 
either itself disix-used with, or redueeil to that weifjjht ami tractive- 
power whii^h Is sufficiently ample to inrfonii the work of traction— 
ne]j>ed by the train's asoititing motors. 

Fora mountain niilnay. riii Ulii Selaugor, the typeof ateam-locotno* 
tiw (whieh. with all dm* n^sjufct to elLt-trieity, is good enough for us 
yet} should bo something like that used eii(ht years ago on the Nanu- 
oya liailwfty Eitciisiou. Ceylon, and made by Kitson and Co. Thfti 
rigid wheel huse is iMUciirtilly *l' 6', as the leadinR drivers are flange- 
ItiSB. The engine in bo|^ie-guid>.*"J. «ud ou tivc-chaiu curves wa» pro- 
nouaced a comidete sucecss ; it« weijiht, in riiuninc; fonu, being 45 tons, 
with little a]>pn?ciable tlange-wear. The " Pjiirllc " (ueod in Maori- 
hind) ou the rougher part^t, works well, and starts otksily on 1 in 33 
iacUneA witli a very long tiiiin. 

There is such excellent timber on the mountainous jf>art« of the 
Peninsula, that eleejKTs ahould be very oheai'ly i;ot. Tiieni shouKl 
be no neoeaaity Cor the Hkrimpiug of uierULU hi^rt for bridge-^'irdem 
and trestles; and the bridges should K* of wooil. at first, until the 
traffic waminta the erection of iron ones. Culverts are very expensive 
ttenin on mountain lines. Jt has stnu^k the writer that much imneees- 
sary outlay might l>e rtaved by damming and carrying the wai*«r 
through liclow formation, in the solid, in all steep gullies where the 
natural slope with the horizon expeedti 2t>, and where tlie eully is 
iTosse*! by a high emljunkment. A small nijw wmjld efferlirely drain 
the areii K-tween the dammed ntn^am aud the upper Im- of the eraliank* 
ment. Iron pipes are undoubtedly superior to masonry culvert* in 
this countrv where the raotit bkilled Tamil or Chinese labour, beeides 



being difficult to ]irocnrt', i^ by no meaDs f(ood ; Imt in every cane where 
the formation tonclit'S the roukr bwl of verr narrow streams, the water- 
way tihdulil Ix' ))|»»4l4-i1 out. ^(>re UKuin sIcillL'd Ia1>our in iivoided with 
jKjrbai'S a bc-tter ivsnit 

RjuU, 80 lli«. jHT yard, doublfd-l»L>ad*Hi aud irliair- fixed, slinuld Iw 
iiaed ; witli ifuard mil |jroli'ctioii round all fivo-fhaiu curves, Tho 
imilditi^'B sliuuld be ihoap and wooden ; and. to avuid diaaater. the 
liae would requiri' olearinR for quite 200' on Iho upper aad 100' ou 
the lower Kideiii. Dniius du^ uluug aud ubuve the cuttings would 
preTCiit wauY a iiastv slip, and keep the line in better condition. 
If well Itallasted wit^ 6^ of clean uiet4U a good and i-ooaomical liiw; 
should be thus obtained. 

It may interest pe»>ide to koow tliat the Pcnritt-Batliurst eiugle 
lioL'. iu New South WaJee. is 111 miles in length. It jiassea over the 
nUie Mnuntains, !I,ri70 iu height. Thfrr an> 17 tiiilen of 1 iu ^0 and 33, 
the balaooe in ai^reiidiiig and descending being I in 40 with 8-ehuin 
cuire*. The gauge is 4' S"; rails 75 lb., formatioD 18' — the total 
excavation, prineipall.v iu ixM-k, being fli inUlion cubic yarde. It cust 
^]B.92t> per mile. Thu avt-nige jiricR of New Suutli Wjtles Ru,i1wav8, 
which are heavy and subntaDtially made — is j610,.M)0: a pric<? which 
the writer believes will not be exceeded here. 

With spi:cial refcrt-uce to cunature. Mr. R. Gordon. M.Inbt.CB., 
iu his itfijXT "On Econoraital ConRtnietion of Railwuts" stafeH, "the 
int>9t eminent and esi>«!rieiii;e<l Anierieau engineers attach much nil . 
imrlauee to the free use of curvature even uf great sharpness, in attain- 
ing tH:uuoinical construction for cheap Iine«," aud gives a tiildL-, here 
submitted, of t^irvpit actuaJlj oniplovod uu 4' BV road. — 

Feet riuliuii. 



} 320 

i 400 

■ 375 

( 301) 
j 300 

) 238 


j 55 

\ 1-2.^ 

I 90 


46'. 100', 125' and loO' 

New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Lehigh and Susquehnuna 

Baltimore luid Ohio 

Virginia Central 

Pittsburg. Fort Wo^tte, and Chicago 
Brookl,vn. Bath aud Coney Island ... 

Metropolitan Elevated 

New York ... ... 

and he says 
on which there 

" more then 800 trains nm daily over the last two linea, 
re are also gradients of 1 in .50.' 

Wherein then lies the diffictdty concerning a Pahang-Selangor 
Railway?— A. F. MfcETtx. 

TffK .S'j 

Ti) ikf £<ttli*i- «/ thf Selamftr Joitmal. 

Si»,— The SeiaHRTir ChiU mar well Iw iiicliidcil Among thr titiM*- 
l)oii»iin^I instil 111 iiiuii uf Kimla Liiminir. Many rear* mo*, whfii rh«- 
Slate was bo to s|.>eal< iii its iufancy. it was llie onlv plar>' fvr sofinl 
nii?i*tiit>ftt 'II till' towu of Kuula. Luin|iiir, au<l wrvL'd llio double 
purpow of Gt'VcrniiH'Ul Keitdini; It«K>iii niii) a nutrv or IfHS [irivaf^- 

OriffioatiDK in a aiuull wooden liuitdiny, us a mvkct |wUian. 
tlif duiiiIht of itH'inlx-rH ^^raduallv Jiu'n>uKtn], until u lar^^r atid nion; 
j>rt.'U*iiticiiis buiVJiu^ w(i« fousidfreil i».r*.*Hsiirv ; itud in 1890 l»y tin? 
ceanelew eueryy of Dr. Brutidou and one or (wo oilier inonibi^TD. 
sufficient funds wen- collfoted to enable the committer to commenw 
the erei-tiuu of th(> pivni-nt building;. With its hiHtorv sintv that 
time we an» mo«t oC ua well aLquainted. The question that will now, 
and I rJart'Baj lias for some time, occurred to ii« i« — In it a succcm ? 

Now I can wtOI fi'inenilHT (hat fivi' veant Aito uniTO nietitliers wrrr 
to Iw Keen of an eveniiifr in the old buibbii^.' than now in tlie i^resoot 
one; it id quiti' a melttudiolv iii(rht to ^'u to the Chib on an ordinary 
night after dinner and finil it almost rnipty ui n[t\to of the larp* 
int-rease in Eurof>eau and Eurasian niemWra. On the occasion of a 
cTii'ket or football nmtcli, tir when some entei-tainmenl is f;ivf>n. tt 
quite brightens uji, but on ordinary cieeosione it ib hardly used al alL 
Whv ;' Li ih bard to say. but the fa^.t remuirn* that lu* a social Club 
it is nut a tmeccss ? 

Then, finani ially, the history itf the Club in not encouraffiog. It i» 
one uf Constant stni^^e. of iuireiuiiuK debt in it]>itu of oronomr. 
Would thi?i bf the case of a Club that ihorounhly anil in every way 
supplied the wanta of the coramimity? Certainly not. In a lar|i[e 
and rafiidly inereasinK place like Se!ahi?>r a Chib should l>e a marked 
Huceesa. or it will Ite a most derided fuilnre, 

What, (tim U' d«me to make it a tiurcess!- It in hard to »ar. 
Everytliinct has Ixx-u trie<l. Mr. Ililtt*?nbach ihrew himself pluckity 
into the breadi. and did yei>mau's aerviw for un ; and I aui b«iuud 
Ut say that sneet'SK bdlowtvl hiu effnrttt— Init was it the Cltib or 
Mr. liutteulwich that was sucw'odintr': I think it was the latter, and 
I am afraid that at any time the Club may tte liai-k in the old ^rtKire 
a^iiin, and the memltcrs liave to face another Gnancial difficulty. 

It has, I know, oti-urred bi muny that the- buildiiit^ would make a 
very ^ood Muneiim, Library and Keiulin;^ Rtxtm. It is (vntml. liffht. 
DKimy. and in every way Buitable for the purjM>w. It ci>uld not fail 
to W a succew. 

If during the pretuml y^ar np to the end of Aiitfunt no Iism than 
(>,£)!> jieople Imib tlu- troubk> to elirnb up the hill at the Inf-k of (he 



t«wii In (liswtTtT tln' [in-^cnt Musciini, whii-h in alxnit an Kii(X'<'*tariill_v 
hi>ldL-u nwav us any biiiMin^ I'onkl U\ with what. o«.'rtaini}' itf 8m-<v*i8 
luii-bt wv udI loiik fnrwarfi U> the |*o]'ulttrity of ft Miweam. I4br«ry. 
and HeaittD}; Huiim in a cvutral situutiou liki? tbc- Pluia. 

Venr titlli! alleratiou in the buiMin^ would I* iitu-t>«8ary, and tlie 
gnnt at |kiv<<i>>i)t iiia<I(* io llx* Miiwmiih uih) Kl■lt<lin^ K^Htiii of tlit> 
Belaomjr C'lut wjiiKl U* HlmoBt onovi;,'h to kwji u^j the iiis>titutioii in 
an fffiricnt aaii Kiiitahlf naj. 

Ah till- Sfluii^'or dull wiiult] Im> tott miirli ntisHed ae tk iTrivkvt 
iJ footltull piivilioii, I wiMtld HU^^'st tluit :i KiiitaM** iMiiliJiui; tx.' 
ifk-*l oil the rittiu. ait a I'aviliou. tn'.ni^tbiuj' «'ii the Utica of thv 
B>iii;ii[H>i'(^ CrirUt.*t Ctiib building;, willi <1ivtM(iu]L;-ri>iMii uinl bur. Thu 
(hiti*.'8 "f 8<'crftnry tu Ihf GyiiilchanH Chib, tVifket and FotitlniU 
ClitliB mi}<ht advuntaucoiiidy h^ cuTubined, a» is iilso the vtt»v iu 
Siui^]>urL>; and witt) t\w lutsistiuioe (>f a >rood biLrinaD. thi> S|Kjrbi 
ChiVt nii^'hl Ir* run vyry cbimplv aod irfficipntly. 

Wbat ftbiml a piini' of billiards jmd II driiA-, wtiich wc all of us 
waot 4X'i-8'»ioniiIl_T > iJcrtjunly- i»t tlic Kitahi l*inu[nir ilotcl. Of the 
iniuiv advaiit]i;;f>« of a ^ood hotvl I will not wi'iU*. as I shnidd l>t> abli> 
It) lill ubtiul two iiiinilvrH of Hit! Journal with Llu-ni. Thv only marvol 
if tliitt wc an- still withotiT ttiw. A ^hmI biiildiitir on a Miiitabb' ttiti^, 
luanii^'d by an fX]><Tii-Ut.-e<l muD, capabUr uf t»>udu«:tiii;; a tirxt't-latta 
hoLt-l. woubl uH»iii^>illy )HMi|jrmnd itiV(.>ftt)UL'Ut aod a boon Ut u» all, 
Ijotb viaiiovsautl ivsi(l<'nts. 

I innst a{iolo^i9W< for writing Hiirh a lona; l<-ttvr, but I feel that wl> 
havf tht* i-haiicrf of starting' thi^t! aui^M^iMfid iiiMtitutionii, as it vrt^re, 
from thi' a((b)-ti of nut' tiiiic-liouoiirctil faibitv; Ml at thu nsk of tiriti;; 
your ri'adiTH I fi-t<l. !ike the Ancient Marioer, ihul I uiuhI (till my 
tall'.- I am, etv.. Pikenix. 


T'f Ihr: K'tilnr ll/ IV Srtitrfjiir .I'lUrnai. 

Sim- Ttio h'ttent of Mewirs. - Nos." •■S(aiii|js" and " B.O.T.,'* 
Jli!4t4>;id of wIlMu;; thi- <|iH-!4tioii have giiiifiiMt,-d nie. and I am now more 
tbau ever in tbe dark. Mr Nnx i* tbc only one who 8ui;(»e8t*i a» 
uuHwer to my h'1f*'r. whirb aiifiwiT, wliiU- it t(«ttjT« me. irt ho iiixiiltiii^ 
to the n'liittiudyr of tht- piiblie in Kuala Liiiii|iur. tba( 1 n'fnine to 
believe his utatement. Instead of oni* pri>blrin I am now coufrontpd 
with HfVeral. The*w are a few. can vou »<>Wt; thum J^ 

Wbat halt mr oBirial p<»itiou to do with any letters I addre«$ to 
the Pn.1*, when niirb let! em are ttnallv iiru-iHineel*Mi with mwt*il and 
leh'ifmph nialt^-nt and are not signed '• Supt. IV & T. " Y What ih the 
nieaniii'^ of jiamB, 2. 3. 5 and ♦> of Mr. Non's h-ttcr-' 

Pi-bple have asked me what. Ihey na-nn. Kveii rtmdio;; and eojoy- 
iiifj \'2 out of a possible M uuwls by Owtk*' Meredith has not Ittb'd 
ine to Ik-eome an ex|»oiillder of Mr. flox's wntiiii-. Who are Messra. 
NoK, Stjtnipii, ami RO.T r II in absurd 1o KUpi-om- tlwl eitrrcspon- 
dcutS to uueh a re»pv<.table ]>ai>er an the Selainjnr JuHrnal H<>uld nhew 

rnf! sKLAsoon journal. 

such a Im^k tif ;:o(m1 taate aa t« reply under eoTcr of a mom dt plume 
to a nignt'd let.tvr. 

Mr. It.O.T.'a Ivtter Ifeala mo. I huve IuhI my copv nf the Joantat 
in whicli iiijr lettt-r aitjii-aivil, nnil have only the ruiiitosl recuUocttott 
of what I Haiti. e.rn\ inmc whftR'vor of huw I Raid it. 

By«tlie.l>)-e, Mr. Nux wants to know whence I Uerivpd my iDtiiDaoy 
with the " evolulidu <if I'.W D, (ir<ip<>F«i|K." My intiniucv wiiU thi! 
|ini{<i>Hil n-lrrrfil Ut is tuiKxiiily liue Ui (he fiwl that I was (wbeD the 
|>n)iit>sui wjis umde) and am now, on tlie Oardeus Committee. — 

I am, etc.. A. S. Baxrxdalk. 

-P.8. — It has slure Htruob me as iiuiiiiolxik>It lliut a litl>* tin admir. 
alily iUwri]itive nt' the naiitents of the tlirtt- letters is the aeliml imnic 
of l]»e writ4.T t>f t-Iie laat. 'riu-n-for.-, I mtmt tlvchne t^ vrtrry on further 
curreK|iuudeace witli thest; geuttemeu until I urn (-i)uviu('L-<J thai they 
ar<> not talcing an unfair ar]vaiita^- nf miv I slioiilil iiUn <leriiue UD 
invitation lo KtAud out in the o|ien while three httle lioyn threw Ktooes 
at me from behind hedges. — A. S. B. 

T» Ih^ Editor qf the Belanfor Jf>»rnaL 

Sa.— The letten of " Not," •• Stamps." and •• R. O. T.," to aay the 
, .Um?, B>^ oot very I'ltlriutic, and •;avi>iir a Utile nf a rtpirit nf dia- 
' -Ctnirtwy. Uo they wani to prove tliat the Fiwtory «;himuey if t>eauti- 
ful y If not. where in the jHunt nf their letters)^ Mr. A.S. BiixemUIe. 
in liiM perfis'tly ■'ourteoutt letter, only staled what i» a wtONknuwu fKct : 
that the chiiant'V doEi.-) nut luhl to the hi-iititi of the Oanl(>n!< Perhaps, 
ax " R. O. T." navH. thia is a matt^^r ivf ()|pinn>u. Certainly, il may m. 
Some people. «h>i»e heartj^ ai*e in eliinim-ya or in some other oiitwanl 
Hyniliol of their eraft. have the in^wt e<iut<irted views <if what ur 
beautiful. I onee ohserved an old and very dirty woman iu a poor 
didtricl- in Enj^Iand iuvariiihly Icei'ji her a^fi-d locks in t:url-paptir8. On. 
eui)uiriuK the reiwiou, 1 wan told it watt Ix-cause she wonted to figure 
aa a beautiful cor|>8c T 

A smiike-condiictiii^ ehimnoy, even, may he heautiful in tfao ttyea 
of an enjfineer Fmm itn ejttn'me utility : nut dou't let Ihmi try to 
dra^ down our tastes to their somewhat material ones, or we mi^ht bo 
tempted to support "Stainpii*' in Inn prn|>o»al that the P.W. D. 
filioiild Ik- put under the nireetinu of tlie P. and T. DeiNirtment. 
Mnfctiver, we are always beinj^ attacked by viaitors on the suhjert, 
and even a f^reat mo^iate frum Sin^nipore of nioet utilitarian prin- 
eiph'B, (iii^i;c8ted to me dniatie ri-rni'di<t* for the removal or oonciiil- 
ineul of that blemieh to our beautiful (iurdena — the ehimuey. 

I am. etc.. T.T. 

[The correspondenpo on " Factory Chimney " must now cease.] 
[A letter on "Gharry Poniea " ii> unavoidably held over.] 

No. 8.— Vol. Ul.—Sath December. 1894. 


THE Acting Resident gave a dance at the Kesidency on Wednesday 
night, the 26th, at which a lai^e number of guoats were present, 
among whom from outside the State were Mr. and Mrs. W. W. 
Douglas, from Sungei Ujong, Mr. J. Bloomfield Douglas, uf Sarawak, 
Mrs. Hooper, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Mort. The programme, of sir 
dances and a cotillon, to those who did not know the resources of the 
last item, appeared short ; in reality it was a long list, and the thanks 
of host and guests wore earned by Mrs. Venning and Mr. H. C. Holmes, 
who had arranged the cotillon. The ball-room was tastefully decorated, 
as well as the supper table. The ladies' dresses were charming ; indeed, 
the sight of such a number of pretty, tasteful and fresh-looking costumes 
was as delightful as it was surprising. It mode us inclined to forget 
that London is not within easy reach, and set us wondering at the 
marrellous fertility of resource cajMible of producing a set of costumes 
which, for taste and style, could hold their own with ease against any- 
tliing to be seen in a fashionable Loudon ball-room. Though it is 
difficult, among so many pretty costumes, to single out any particular 
one for special praise, yet we feel bound to mention one or two which 
struck us as specially worthy of notice. Mrs. Spooner wore a very hand- 
some gown of pink silk trimmed with black lace, while Mrs. Hoo]>er 
looked remarkably well in red, which suited her admirably. Mrs. Travers 
looked very charming in a black net dross trimmed with pink riblwn. 
One of the most striking of the costumes was that of Mrs. Douglas, 
who was wearing a lovely gown of apricot satin trimmed with jet. Mrs. 
Haines and Mrs. Stafford wore very handsome dresses, the one Iwing 
of white satin, the other a rich cream silk brocade. Mrs. Norman's 
white dress was very charming, while Mrs. Maynard looked well in an 
extremely pretty white silk dress trimmed with jmle blue velvet. 

Thbbe will bo a dance at the Selangor Club on New Year's Eve, 
at 9 p.m. 

The Christmas Tree Festival for the Children will Iw held at the 
Victoria Institution on S;iturday, thi* .5th ]iroximo, at (5 ]\m. 



A I.ARO& Qumbor weiv presenl ai inidnight idbm at \he Church of 
Si. John till' EvanK»?li«t on ClirJstnms Eve, uid on Cliristiajis niominff 
tho an'onmiodation at St. Mar^v's Chvirch was fcnind altoff^tlior iu- 
lulequato for those Att4.-i)diiig Diviut* Sorvitx;. 

Mb. and Mrs. Spooneeh returuecl from India un the 12th itxtfL, a 
trip which was rendered ueoessarv by the stttto of Mr Spoonor's he&Ith. 
W« are very gUd l« ht^ar that Mr. Spooner has derirpd ^Ti^at Ivm'fit 
from the change. 

Mb. HfTTBNBAcif U^fl Kiiala LuinjHir on the afternoon of Tnosday. 
the 18th, and a verv reim-wiitative (pitherinjf won at Ih»! Kailwil.V 
Bt*itioi» to nee him off. I>r W.>Kh. with Mrs. Welrh and son, left 
by the 6.M.) a.m. train the foUowm;.,' morning', and a nmitlur cif t]ictr 
friend)! wvn- |in'si*itt to wi^h them ii |>leawinl linlidav. Mr. Hi'itton- 
li(V<'h left Sin^]uir<' hv the s.s. t'nit/-rt», 

Mb, nnd Mrs. H. F Ik-llaiity. with fatiiih, nftnrniHi from England 
on the Kith. Thi- visit home hax eivmpluleW n^storod Mr. Bellamy's 
health, and it) mtitt<^rit ai)pertainin({ to Fire Bri^'ade« ho is up to tlie 
very lat<*Bt diile. Wv were sorry to hear from him thai, at iht* time 
at his di'imrtun> from Knichmd, Mr. Oeorpe IV-llLiiiiy waa far from wol!, 
and wild on the eve of an operatiun to overcome the effi-els of tht' 
injurit"** rei-eived in the railway lu-oidetit at Khmg. We. in e'»mmoD 
witli Mr. Bellamy's ntitneroiu friends, sincerely hope it niHy prove 


Ok ClmstmnH Kre (he Biimi very kindly marches! numd the 
ImngalowB. m " Wititj^." It wa.sn't » hitter mid nij^ht. and they didn't 
play Chriulnias carols ; still, there was souiethiutf honiclilie in thi* 
idi'a. and, esiieeially if one happened to K? alone in the bungalow 
enrrii-d one's rhoii'^'lits Ui |tlnei>8 a few thou.'^and inih's away. 

Ome of the jrr.'al events of the football season is adrertiaed lo 
coine off next Mouilay. the 3lat December, at Kiiala Lirnipiir. A 
match is to be played iK-twoen the combined ont-statjona. repreBcnted 
almost entirely by Klan^ and Uhi Selan^or. and a teiim of Kuala 
Liim|iui- men. CoUHiderahle iuture^t atttiehes to thia malrh, whieh 
mark)* the (growth iiud H|)ruiid in popuhinLy of the K&uie duriu); the 
last 12 mouths. The men chosen to represent out-stations in tJiis 
match will pri'hahly be MewtrB. Hemmy, Stafford. S|>*'Hrinjf, O. P. 
Stonor. Cook. K<»y, Maxwell, Koe. Dalrymple. Kindersley and Yap 
Swee. The Ktiala Lumpur team will lo made up by Mi>iwr». 



A. S. Baxendalf. Bollnmy. W. D. Si-oU. D* Arey Irvine. Clmrtvr. Vani-, 
J. Brown. Mitchell, Lake, llumpshire and Horcher. 

A Cham.knqk has been rcwivpfl by the Comraitfee of the Selangor 
Club from the SJni^iJon- Crirkct Club, U> plity Cricket aud Fuotball at 
the Chinese New Year Tlie chalk-n-'c bns l>eeu |»rovi*iormlly accepted, 
but it is not qiiile certnin what the dal^e will be; probably, as most 
people will be busy up t-o tbe 26th. the match will take place on the 
Monday aad Tuesdny {ollowing. A tenuis n)»tL:h vim pro|H)»ed, but 
we understand that want of talent on the Seknffnr t(td(>, and ^toKaibly 
want of time, will preclude this. The Henident bax kindly promised 
tJie UBf uf the «. Y. Sgrnrrahin, ehoiild nothing iiuforvaeeQ prevent it. 
The cricket team will probably be Poxou. BcUamy. Dr. Soott, 0. Olaea- 
ford. J. (ilassford, Hi^het, Neubroncer. Perera. Tboniaaz, Dunoian, 
TUbury. The footliall team ih unceriAiu. as some of our prominent 
pUntem may nat lie able to ^-et away. The umpire aud aeorer will be 
dnifted from the football aleveu, and even then the ncconimodution of 
the E»meralda will be very much taxed. It is propoeed to devote 
Monday, Wi'dneadny anil ?Viday eveninfpt to football, and, \is niiieh 
praotioe is neix'ssary to brinj; tbe players up to "fiifbtiujr form." it is 
to be bopL-d thttt those who are unlikely to play in the toama for Singn- 
pore will do their best Ut give the elevens all tlie assistani'e and 
practice possible. 

There is evidently a vvry darinjf (rang of burglars at work in 
EuiJa Lumpur. A short time after tb>' sufi- had been nmioved from 
the Govemiaent Printing Office, the Offi^'e of tbe Resideney Surgeon 
was broken into aud tbe safe taken away, it was found th? following 
morninf? in the junj^lt* oppnsiu' the Ga<<l. the door of the safe bad been 
wrenched off and a hole nuulo iu the side. On ChristDias Eve, or 
eiLrly Chriatrnns morning, tbe Selnn^^or Chib waH ent^^n-d, and tlie safe, 
a larger one than either of tbe others, was taken out of tbe Secre- 
tary's OflSc*'. No trace of it has l»een ^liscovcn^l. Where next? 

Thk Secretary of the Church Committee announces tbe following 
additional contributions to the Building Fund : Mr. Bennett E. 
Shaw. M.A,. 810, aud Mr. H. H. Andrw. SIO. 

The Kutimatvsfor 18&5 give Revenue. 83.357.87E* ; Expenditure, 

83.473.307 (Ordinary. .t2.!'70.3n7 ; Kailway Extt-n«itm ,*503,00n). It 
is auticipitt'cl that during the couiing year I^nd Revenue wiJI produce 
SIOO.636: Couaervancy Kevenne. *1 50.1133; Licenses, »42J5,47U; Cus- 



turns. «1,791,840: Railway, 9721.O0O; P.anO T., ?:t3.200; ami InU 
834,610. Uoilfr £;x()eo<1itnr«. tlip Itailwa;- isapiHirliout^l $1,175,218; 
Works luitl BiiiUli»j<sand Roads Strwts ami iin<li,f». ?1.2I'4.ti8*i ; the 
Mwliuii Dfjiartinyut, Lncludintf IJospitals, DispeUBarit'S. etc., ?l->H,W7i 
Police and Gaula. y20G.539; and Education, *19.*2aG. tJuJer Worlc*. 
etc., S12,000 18 ]>uT down for the netr Chief Police Offices and Inspec* 
tOr'ii Qimrterx in High Strict; $77,3?B for works in 0OQQe<.>lion with 
tho Npw Gaol at Pudoh. wlii<-'li InWudc a now winj;. a ft-male ward, 
liirw wurksliupM. t^iiartvrH, vU\; $7rt,<M)0 (2uil voU*) for tlu- ui'W Oovitii- 
ment Officps; and 5l'W,650 (fith voU') for tlif Knala Lutopur Wator- 
worko. Uudor Roads, etc., 8I80,IXK> is pravide<l for tlie contitituitoii 
of th? road Fmm Kuala Ktilm t-o ICualu Tjii»H; anil &1],7B5 For the 
streets of tlio ni*wly risL-n township of SlIU}J^'i Besi. T!m' siirn of 
935.000 is put down for a "Rffnm* Dtwtructur " fur Knala t^iirtipur. 
Undt-r Euilwav, S153.000 a} [learti for the extension to Kiiain Klang 
and 8360,000 t»r fUe t>nH;Uon of wlinrvys there. 

1N94. UiOS. iDoreaw. 

Eatiinatpd Reremie. . . S2,7.'J8.+6.'; . SS.SSr.SrH !ifi24.414 

Esi«iiditnre >t2.822.Ifttl it^.-V7-i.-i07 , J»'i:)M21 



THR first of whiit wi' ho[H' will Wnjome au animal mci-trnii for 
]*olio; Sporta wiw held on Boxing Da.x on the Parade Orouod, 
and prored in every war a fcuoceaa : a Utk*^ nuniUT of i-t)m{N>ti- 
tors, and a hir^^i' ^theriiiy; i)f K|wr1al'<irfi ; tionie ptrw] raciaf^ an 
W(>U as several huouTous iucideott* ; dud the wmther, t)iuii){h a Miflo 
hot in the morning, nioiit propltioitti, The Aeting Resident was 
present IkjIU iiiomini; aud aitunioon. a uuioWr of lAdiea vnun^ the 
event with their preaeDot,!, and the st**™ and upptT Terandah of the 
Chib were trowdvd durin^f the twjcond half of the upovtu. 

Tlie printed programme wae divided into two i-art*. from 8 to II 
a.ni. u-iid frtiin 3 to ti p.m., aud i-initaiiied 24 evrutn : the onh>r of the 
progratnine watt Q'lt. adhered to. aud nni- or two races wer^* added. 
Boon aft«r 6 a.m. rhc sports oi^ned with a Ui^h Juatp aud a T^ng 
Jump for Sikhs; uolhint; very oxi-ilinp in either of theae t-reiils. some 
pood jonipin^ in the htlier, but the men in nearly every case were 
unaMe to keep their tVet. Tlie liXf yards fur Malay roastaliles 
nfiiitt^rd til a rer}' elosi' fiiiiKh ; Uaudsnien's Raee— a very even lot, so 
far an Hpeed was i-ouecriu!d, aud ImiUi anu petit nrH and miUtokcfs 
lHH-niwl fo derive a pvat.deal of onjoyuient out of tbie niw; ]W 
yardA N. C. 0.8, SikUn— a pood race. but. owing to uome fouling irluw* 
OD to (he taj>e, watt run over again; the sauu* race for Malayu was 
TBlber » proi-eMiiioii ; 1(H) yards Sikh i-on.HtaliI«>B — gave wmie of the 
hfit rnnning during the day. there wa« h dead beat of three f<^r 
•MTOod plmv; on rntining again one of ilieitt* gave up m)«)d after tin* 



lUrt, ami tti« oiiier two kept close toj^t'tlior till, wheo a vai-d from 

inme, tlit-T fi]uli>(I, auJ tlif JmJ>;c'B di'cidvd XhaX- they muet run afjain, 

fveo then it was II (foiid ra***! for tliro«*-<|uart«'r distanw; 220 yards, 

''SiVha aJQd MaUrs — botli races n-^ro run iu heats. tw>j and a tinitl, and 

^fare nume very fair sport; Sack Races, Sikhs ami MalavR, were Iwth 

very amiiitimr. This lirou'^ht the uioiiiiiig's iiitort to a riostr, 

' The afU'moon, fortUDatety. was nither c-loudy, and it looked n« 

though there would Ix- ^ome rain, tmt only a few drops fell. The 

first event wa« an extru, u mee for Cliih Tambies, and then i»uie, 

|VV'bat alwavH prorca a p^-at wtiree of esci lenient. Tuy-tvf-Wnr. Bikha 

PathanB. Tliey weri' very evenly matched, but the Sikhs obtained 

[best two out of three. On a previous iHw»sion. wo think it was the 

iQuetrn'» Birthday sports, both sides sat down tn it, and notlung would 

[induce them to adopt any other posture, with the result that it had lo 

deelared a draw ; this limi-. howt^wr, tliey were luodu to'iitaud up, 

tnd (he tug was got over L-oroparatively quiekty and the inevitable 

hrelling and shouting were of shorter dumtion. This was followed by 

a Tu);-of-War for Malays, not so evenly luatehed. The Pole Jump 

fur Malayti wiu not a nucreKS, and the efforlH of one or two wen.' qutt<e 

inftieient tx> shew (hat the )x4it tiling to do wn« to pass on lo the next 

tent, tliis was a Veteran*' Uace (men with over ten years' service) 

for Sikhs and Malays, two Sikhs and al>oiit luilf-a-doKctn Malays 

jterpd. and a Malay iiknie in an eiisy winner. A Consolatitin Rjuv 

Fur SikUii. and ditto for Malays, down on the pro^-umme for 22U, 

ifore run at 100. Another extra, a Wiuv for Cluli Boys, was the next 

?in. and then came Three -lejiCgcHl EacvH for Siklis and Malays. 

Jre4ikin^' cueonuts blindfolded, and Bobbing for Buns, or rather wry 

[dry bihi-uit!'. were Ix>th very amusing, as also were two blindfold 

vy», Sikhs and Malays. Uie distaiu^e was 50 yanls, and thfy were 

iitarte<l with their baek to the line, the consequence bein^ that most 

' of them flew nff at a tanj.fnt. The grcusy pole was a trifle too greasy 

for anyone to do much with at (he start; it was suppused to lie for 

ilay* only, and eventually toward* the close of the evening a Malay 

lid Mvenre the flitg stuck on the ti>p, but not tiefoiv Sikhs, KUngs and 

Chinese bad all lieen endeavouring to swarm u]> the pole, without 

success. A really good event, and one that i-aused niiieh ainuwinenl. 

fcwas the Ctuldreo's Race. 50 yards, sons of Polieomen. There were 

<) entries, and some of them were rare little dots of tilings, all iu 

eosttune. and a few of them sUewjiig grand style in running. 

The ladies who were present drew lots for the competitors, and the 

idy who drew the winner received a pri«e prusenteil by Captain 

jivone and Mr. Holmes. This raee bad to Iw nm over three times, 

ywtng simply, we are afraid, lo the Stewards and others deriving so 

inch enjovuient from the sight of Ihe.smiletess stolidity of the 

L-hildrt-u who wi-re rotiipi--tiug. We believe it was decided that Mrs. 

iMavuard drew the winner. 

A Ii20-yard6 Handicap for Eiunpeana was down on tlie ]*ro- 
ramnie. but Ute in the afternoon this was alti>n>d to 100, vid 
1+ entered, witJi the result that Mei^srs. C. Maxwell, liiike and 
J^jxtt cnuie in l«t, ind. and 3rd. respectively. Like many other 



naem duriu;; the dav. it was nol aaU vt'ir amusing', but bad to b& 
run iwcr ajpun. Hnwevor. the sc^-ond time it wta a bod siarl j hut 
two rcfosod to stoy. and so made a, match, »<> far m thfv wi>r\' 
(»ncerDed. and IW otbt-re isidp aJont; h Iritif timp aFti-rwards. The 
|H>or haudti-upiiLT luid ijuitc a. warm time, and altug^thcT il wa« Vltt 
lan^hablp and eDJi>vable. 

As we Raid alwr. it is t« bf hoped that this will now bet,i*mc* an 
ooDual fixture iu tlw? samt' wuv thiit the Qmvn'w BirtlirUv i» devoted 
to Sports and the Cortumtion Day to the Fire Brii.'<iJe Drillti. Od Ihie 
owasion tho SiH.rt*t Wfiv not dei^idt-il on till tlie vt-n- Ia«t mumeiii, nud 
the men had hut little tiaie tuprej^ire fur the varidus tat-nfj* CHptain 
Ljonei must have had to work vitt han) to p>t tbingfi in trim, 1>ei!iid<^ 
faarin^ a n?al bard dav"* work un Wt^-Jufsdav. a« alsi hatl Mr. Hnlntcs. 
and Mewrs. S. B. TTarptT and Beeb. There wt-n.- some 14 Stt-wards 
dowii on the |)n)jrranuiie. hut «mh a few wt-re aide lu !« present, 
notably Mesfirs. Ciimmin^, S|Mx>ner. Paxon. Elvdeii, Rev. F. W. 
Haines, ete. At the chMH' of the Sportii the Sikhs and Malava drew 
lip in lint* and pit-c Ibiw cb«i.*r8 fur Captain Lyuns nod Mr Hulmes 
— to whieb. we ean faaev we hear our render* reipood. ' And i>o aav 
all of u» ! " ■ 

List of the Wiknsbs. 

Hi^h Jnmp, t$ikli!» — Sunda Sinf{h 
Loufj; Jump. Sikhs — June Singh i 
Randauu-ii s Ra«f, lOi) vds. Huidi- ' 

i-ai>— Qniriuo j 

1(10 yards. N.C.0.9. Sikhs— Sorgt. 

0(1 la mat Khun 
Do. Malays -Sor^t. Dollah 
I0Ovd«..P.Cft.Sikh«- U'.wasKhaji 
Do. do. MiiiitvK L>iu 
22<i rank. Sikhs -Juck Sin«h 
Do. MalwyH -Mohd. Jatniu 
Sa<.-k Kiiix>. Uikhs Juck Singh 
Three- Lej^fd Raee, Sikhs— Jmk 

Siu^h and Ih-Huiida Siu^di 
Do. Maiavs— Mat Said and Abu 

Bakar ' | 

Sack RaM>, Malaw— Lnui 

Tiiir-of-War. Sikba— Serf^t, Nnta 

Sin^fh'g team 
Blindfold RfK-e. Sikhs— Hanuun 

Oo. Halava— Mohd.Biiiat 
Broking Coeonnts — Xabumad 
Ctrx-nijy Pole — Abdiilriiman 
Children Race. 50 yaids — 
Itobbiii^ fnr BuiiR —Din 
EuroiH-an Huudicaii, lUO varUi— 

C. N. M.ixMeU 
Vftt-nuiK* Ru4v, SikhH A Malays — 

Mtil Asat 
C'oneolatiou Rulv, lUO jdtf., Sikhs— 

Dissimda Singh 
Do. Malaya — Haji 

'^JIK NnintI (lymklmiiii whieh will t»ke |4a<^ on }{ow Y«ar'a Day 

but a fvw woni 

lit Mr. Baxendule. ut pn>wnt unnamed. It is. of courw. 
to M{Kit the winmT of thitt tolv nntil the hau<.liea]>8 urv ifUt; 
vonlu ua to the londitiuu.ett:., of the likely vomiH-litors may 



\k' found useful bv inteiidius inrc*tcn. Dortfthg, who Iifui bwjn iu n 
Chinn-maii'it ata\i\v ainiv last iiiceLii^r. i^iid Iias only beeu takim in hand 
liT Mr C'liiiimitii; iliiriti|^ thi- ImhI t'i»rtiiiulil or ho, is Inokiiif; jMKir, 
bul ik-eras to Ih; iu nood tvitlc aa>i fairl? liarii condition. I expect. 
liovrort^r. that Hho will have lo ^fivi- weight to moHt of the others ou 
UH.-ouQt i>f her pri'vioiiH win; tbt? diHtimue ia just a qtiartfr of a mile 
Uh> slmrt to suit litT, and if at all liarnlilj- trwited liy llif haudimii[njr8 
I aliall iit>t expert to Ek.-e hvt ^-atArk the Judf^^'s eye. Atalania h heing 
lriiiui_-d liv u patout method of licr owner'a, which cousiBtii principaUy 
of InH]^ Ntuidv vrurk niOHtly dont< in tlit* stabtt.- ; if »hv van ^ivtm a 
chaaco at all and bad one or two real t;ood |»ipt'-o|K,'mfr8 l>efore next 
Tu<.>sda>' this xmiiv would have a vc-ry fair tihow. aM tht^ distance ir> jiisL 
what k1il> like*!; Itiil luili-ss »hf itt nitthxl alou^ a hit Itetwivu thin and 
the day I (-aniiot adviHc aiiyotu' t«i ha<'k licr. Chumjiif, *;vi'n if he in 
let in with a vi>ry li^'ht wfi^dtt. will [ am afraid havt- no rlunoe: he 
can tjalloji a bit for abmil a quart^T of a niJlf. btit af1*^rllmt he chutks 
it and [jrefem to I'oiue iu with ihe [jiiUjnp-U[» division. Khaki Coon 
is a racy lookiuK chi-stnnt owned by Mr. Maynard. I have only seen 
him do a atii|.lf of half sited i;tilk»[»»i. so can't nay much about his 
clumce; he, however, nioves nicely, but I aiu afraid will Ik* a bit short 
of work. The Cltiet X have never aeen. and he in, moreover, a doubtful 
starter, as uuletui Ur. Faton Ker <'uuie» over from Suu^>i Ujon^, 
which is not qnite ceHain. he will not U.' sent. Anything, however, 
lliat thtK i-raek aniuteitr nvta up ou niutit be dan^nruud. lUid I Hhuutd 
adviec a small invcatiuent uu the "l^ite" if he eomea to the post. 
Mr, Baxendale'^ riwixlster is a showy hiukiti){ animal, but not, I fancy, 
a dyer, and 1 think that the best I can say al)out him ih that he will 
probably bi*at Cfiiti'tfiie. 

For the Java (iriffin Handicap a field of six will probably face the 
Btnrler, «tf these only FUiu^hbfjtf. WiifUiiviluo and Dnisy litU are duinjir 
re^jvilar work on the eounie and the raee lie^. 1 should sav. between the 
two tirst-naiued, though I believe that Scnllyimy is a un;e mover and 
with a lishl weight might make it hot fnr them. His owner, however, 
tihoitid j.'rve him a gallop or two to ojk'h Iu» |'ip«,'a, vtn both Ptovyhboy 
and Woolumaloo will be in fairly good trim, and although the nice itt 
only half a tiiih>, i-ondition mu«t tell, 

For the Distance Handicap I do nut know what are going, but 1 
hope that the requisite five entries will be fortLeomiu({. 

Owners are reiiiiuJed that entries cloue, to the Secretary, at the 
" 8pMtt«*d Do;{." not later ihun 5 p.m. on Saturday, l}ie :!9th of 
Deeeiuber. — Tub Mas is thc I.a-Lang. 


THE first distribution of prizes at the Vicb.)rla lustitution took 
place on Friday. Decemlwr Slst, the Acting Resident, J. P. 
Rodger. Esi|., i>t'ing in the rhair. The proceedings began by 
the Resident calling upon Mr. Bennett E. 8huw. the Heiwlnmnler, 
to read hia rei>ort upon the condition of the school diu'ing the year 



18^4. Tbt: Hi-mluiajiUT n.-ad bis n-jMirt. which iiave r BimiiniLry "f tbc 
8i'li(»i>l relurus for the yejir, amd tfiive the fullowiug nrault ot Ibc 
inNpeidinn : NtiinlM^r fm^seiitiMl, 128 ; Pkt&iM.>5 (ilitaiued, 406 ; Pit* 
oontajp!, 116; Amouut of Graut. ?1,S(H-. 

In courec of his remarks tliv Uradniiulvr iM>iQted otii that <Iit-ru 
ha<d bceu a «teadj' increa&i' lo t\tv uinaW-r of the gcholan tlurou)?huul 
thi' year u»<l thai the av4.'rdKH dailv alU>u<lana> haj rittt-a ix>uiiiUi.>rHl>ly 
ui proportiou to the nuiiiWr of aamt's npou tho books. Tbt* nunil^-r 
of Bfholars which bo (Mr. Shiiwj found in th'? school when heaswinned 
the dutii's nf Hfadnuutcr in July was i*4 The uuiiiIh-T of m-w 
fuij-ies aiiKV ibjit time bad Ixh-ii 4W. The differeiice between the 
Dumbvr actually on the bookH [VSO) aud the nurnKT thiit. uiiubt have 
Injeu «xpti:leU fioiii the ab»>vo (itifiin'S was uccouitttHl for IB two wajx ; 
first, there ttji(j<'ari-d l<i Ih; always a trrtaiu uuml«r of pupils who 
Were only attending the school teinporarilv and who left the town 
with their i^reotti when Ih^ latter found it necessary to ae^ik fn-sli 
employ merit io other Statia ; setxmdly. the nimiltors were tertaiuly 
lowered by the nilcH for re^lar ntlendaiico and br the ri>gular 
payment of fees Iwint; ri^ndly enforced. There had in fact hevn a 
continual iiroeens of " wwdini* out " going on during the last sis 
mnuthii, with the reault lh:il the nameis of certain irreguUtr and un- 
wtiB&iftory scholars had I>oen removctl from (he lK>ok8. He wu 
ptfflsed to Kay. howeTer, that there hod tiet^n an inen'asi^ nf 'Mi since 
July. He bud devoted considerable attention to llie two partictilars 
referred to above. a» he l>eIieTed that uo school could do really ^kmI 
work unlefui th<) attendantn- wan n-gular; a few irre^jn'lar pupils would 
demoralise (he work of a whole clas6. With re^^rd to ihe ]uvyiueut 
of fees, lie wuHidered that, althoutrb the children werv in inotjt v&tvn 
not to blame, it wr^ of im|>ortaiice to impress uik>u all those who 
deriviHl benefit from the Tnstitiitlon, that cnntriict* and ai^reemeutb 
muirt be reiipeeted. He Hp|>euled to the i>arents who were present lo 
^ire him their assi^tan^.^ m enfoivin^ the rulet* of the school, which 
were framed fur tlm lu-nefit of their »:bildri''U. But be also wished l<j 
thank Ihcm for their assistance »nd co-o iteration in the past as it 
wiw mainly owing to Ihcir Iwlp that he was now enablcii to shew 
them such a satisfatrtory iicrceuiii^e of iittondauiH> for the month of 
JfoTeml»cr — viz.. 89— a pereen1ft(fe which would lieara roiiijKiriBon with 
lliut of any school in the Pcuinsula, and it was also owing to the 
help of the parent* that he was able to tell the TniBtees that day that 
there were now uo (vi-s overdue from auy Imy at prrseut i)i the 
Institution. He iK'lieved the parents appreciated the weekly rei«ort 
cards which ho had introduced, and whieh. <n> far as he knew, were 
an innovation in Strait* schools. The School niuMer's wurk was made 
much nuire rffeelivi- if the parents took Mune interest in their 
fhildren'H work and position in class during; the tenn. and be was 
pleased to »ay paivnta of all nationalitiea ba<l been i^uvful to follow 
out bid directions aa to these reports and to rclum them n'jjnlnrly 
with thinr 8i^naturt.>a. Ah io the nrt^iilt of t tic Qovernment In!ijte«-tiua. 
he must say that he thought st^itiKties were aometimefl ruiber mis- 
leading. Tw large |>vrceQtage of putisi-s was atx.'oautiHl for by tli«! 


fact tlutt a larj^re niajuritv uf the bovo were quaiifieil tu W ]>ro^'Ute<l 
under Standard I. He, howeTer thuiitrlit it advi.&aLlf to i'ix'si.-m as 
many an possible under bi^'her standards and thi: tiirures were as 
follows : 

Number presented under Stautlurd I. ... 75 

II. ... 2t; 

HI. ... 13 

n'. ... 7 

VI. ... 7 

Although he considered be Imd a riirht ti.>t.'X|ioi-T 1*5 {.^-r win. of p.ii>se» 
under these eireumstant.x-ii. be would like Id iiKnti'jn iliat he bad a 
most willing and hard-working vtafF uf masters, who had QOt hesitated 
to give up a considerable jiortion uf their si>are time iu nrder to obtain - 
a satisfactorv result. With refereniv to the ixvuitations of ibe bovs 
out of school hours, he re^rretted that Ik- w^as at i-n^sent unable to sav 
uiuch, although he considered these to Iv oulv next iu imp-ortamx', 
from an educational fK-iint of view, to their em]iloyment duriufr the 
school hours. The pounds, ah those iire!k.'Ut could see, were not vet 
in a condition for cricket or footliall. but he was usiui; all his efforts 
to make them ready for these frames, and be ho|'>ed that it would nut 
be long before the Iwys would Ije able to earry (.-n these sports under 
the superrision of himself and his assistant ma.sTrrs. Kelerrin^jr to the 
methods of teaching; youn^ children which s«:i.-iued pn-'valeot in Straits 
schools, he considered that there was room for ^.Tvat improTcmeut, 
He did not think that their work was made sufljcieutly interest ingir 
to them, or to their teachers. Wbciv interest tailed on either side, 
it was hopeless to expect the wtjrk to l»e sali^faettiry. He had 
worked on the principle that c-hildreu reijuin-d to l-e interested 
and he had introduced dniwinjr. recitation and elementary scieUL-e 
into the regular school course, all ..f whieh subjects are excfllcut 
educational mediums. Althonffh he would not speak too coufideutly, 
after such a short eii»erience with them, be felt he had reason 
to be satisfied with the result and to l.».- hop«.'ful for the future. 
He would not trouble them with too many jarticulars as to the 
work of the school, as they would l-e tilde to judj.'e for themselves 
what that was likely to be in a school wliieh liad Ix-eu in existence 
such a short time. Auythiuj; that he uiiijht Lave to say would l^e 
speculative, and he would not wish to detain them with remarks of 
that kind. He would only say that as the result of six months' work 
in the Institution he had been able to si.*e that for some considerable 
time it would be wise to confine his uttentiou to strietly elementary 
work. He was quite sure that it was a mistake to endeavour to rarry 
on elementary and secondary educatiou under the same system and 
under the same code, but when the time came for a bi^jher kiud of 
education In; Ix'heved that something' iu the nature of a technical 
school would be found the most advisable. His efforts for the present 
would be directed to maldn-; boys fit to Ix-eonie apprentices to various 
trades, or to enter such a technical school, for the want most felt in a 
Dew State like Selaugor was the wunt of skilled labour, and as the 



resiiurces of the Statt- were HcvpLiptvl this want woiiUI only Itcoorot' 
the more apiwrtut. Ue thauked the Aclinx Resident for kindlr 
j^iving up his time lo them thitt day, nnd (.s^riiKL-nttnj; to distribttlc 
the priKes t4) the h«ys; he iiUo tUuuki-d lliosn^ ludifs and geiitlenu'U 
wlio were present. He was sure that their ]>n'8ciice was, a jjixtit 
eiifournf^-nient. not only to the hoyn. Imt also lo lill tliofie who were 
n-rtiMJiisilih* for their work. 

Tlie Ii*?aidfLt uext. aillcfd uiK>n the Ius]H;ctor of SL'h(»ol8,*the Rev. 
F. W. Haines, lu «iH';ik iiimii the ri-hidt uf the iaspeetiuii. 

The IuB|H!etor of E^L-hools ttuid that he waa not pre|m.rcd ti> jjtvf a 
detailed report of the work of the JWrhooLas his iuspeetion was strielJv 
tiinliiied to eiamining the boys for the GoTernmpur Grant. The 
figures resultiiit! from the exiitnnmtion were Wfore them, iiud wenr 
eerlaiuly siitisfuefory. He was jjleased to iiotiee the ueat iiud curefiil 
way in whitb all the papera were done and tlie exeellence of the wrJt- 
inK: »oiiu' of thf ye^ij^raphy ]»a,pera nf Stiuidurd VI. wpix* rvinark* 
ahly gu<:)d, and he found that map-dnivring had iH'on iutiWuced 
throughout the school. Ih^ had, nnoflicially. heard «'.'Vfral lji>ys rcclle 
Euylish piiL-try ; in many cases tin- n-ndering of ihi' pit'in-8 waH rory 
expressive and shewed Itiat tin- lueiuiiiig wiia well iinfh'rsl^>iMl. A 
weekly ehemistry class hwA bfQu stjirted, and he was sure that this 
wafl a subjetTt in whifh lioys would take great interest. It sefiiied txi 
liiiu iiu i'x»i;Uciil tiling to go a littli* bfyoiid the '" Tluvf R*k " and make 
the Ijoys' work iutcrealiug: tht.- daily round of reading, writiug and 
arithmetie ^vith no variation inuat. he thought, be most irearisumc to 
Vioth bfiyH aud laatilt-rs. 

The prizes wero then distributed by the Resident. 

I'RIZK LlfJT. l»J^^. 

FoBM Peikks (Hair Year's MarkaJ. 

Primer Dinsion A ... ... ... S. Ponniah 

Prinit-'r Dirisiou H ... ... ... Mohad Siiat 

Standard I. A ... Ah Choiig 

Stuiidanl I. B ... ... ... ... Wong Sow 

Stauihtrd II. ... ... ... ... Appu Siuuo 

Standard III. ... ... ... ... E. Kuri,lioloineu«2 

Standard IV. ... ... ... ... K. Leaeli 

Standard V. ... ... ... ... Hot awarded 

ijtau'iard VI Cbtm Szo Kioug 

Attuhdancs ani> Cokouct Paizsa, 
Primer DtTiiiiuu A ... ... ... K. Chvllui>ub 

l*rimer Division B 
Standard II. 

StaadardlU. ... 

Sim Kok Cheng 

Yap To TaJk 


E. BurtboloiueUHii 



Standurd IV. 

Standard VI. 




/ P. Martin 

\ A. Ktyuf 

\ L. Estrop 

^ K. Ix<ni-li 

i Cbun Sze Kiuiij^' 

\ Chun Sze Pouff 

' E. Van Geyzel 

Special Prizes (bv Kxiiuiiuatiun). 

Map Duawim). 


Standard II 

Standard III 

Standard IV 

Standards V. and VI. ... 

.lb. Muilvnguuiuii 
Chun Szf Pony 

Tainbv I. 
Chnu Szt.- Kiouj 

Ah Jin 
R. Smith 
L. Estrop 
S. Maarlfusz 

Natukal Histoby (Hcadniiistt.'r'ti Pri/A-) : K. Li-ach. 

After distributinjf tho i>rize8, tho Resiilwit said it was a ^ivat 
pleasure to him to 1)0 with them that day and to si-e tlutt thi' 
scliool had made such a promising' start. Ho could not hi'lp 
retjrotting. however, that their friend Mr. Treacher was not with 
them also. It was entirely due to tlie efforts of Mr. Treacher, he 
believed, that the scheme for thi.- fuundiifiou of the Inatitution was 
suceessfully carried out, and he knew that he (Mr. Treacher) took the 
greatest interest iu its proj^Tt'Ss and ]>rosperjty. On his return to 
Kuala Lumpur one of the tirst tliiiij,'s to which his attention wan 
attrwited was thiu lai^'e buildiup, of wliicb there was no sijj^n when ho 
left the town a few years aj<o. The advaiitai,'cs of education were toi> 
well known to them all for it to Im- iieci'ssary for him to brinf^ them 
Iwfore their attention on that occiisiou, but he would say that he 
thought it was of six'cial importiinoe in a town like Kuala Lumpur, iu 
which the popuUition was made up of no many diftereut races, to have 
an elementary school like the Instiluticm, in which nifmlxTS of all 
nationalities, creeds, and classes couM meet on an equal footinj; with 
the same end in view. He could not help feelinj,' that they were very 
lucky in having none of the religious difficulties to conti'ud with which 
were at present occupying the mind of the pul)lie in England with 
regard to elementary education, and whi(.-h must Iw detrimental to the 
cause of education. It had been l)rought to his notice that a school 
for girls was much needed in the town ; lie thought that it would Ix; 



an i.>i(?ell«iit ttiiii^ if an itiHtitiitioii <--(tiitJ W foniu'il. aimiliir to tho 
Victoria lustitution, for )?irU of all nat ionaJitica, Without entvrinif upon 
ll»e question of tlip hiRher educaliou of women, or di^eusaiufj the 
exact ftitioiml of i>duuLtiou which w&u iiHcful to ^'irltt, ht- wuiiUl fur that 
he (wnsideriKl it an impoHaiit to the welfiire of the communitv thut 
the ffirls (ihould rcwivc a sound cknieutarv education as thai the 
l)ov8 ehotild. He hoped that it ^voiild not bu long Wforc means 
were found of forriiiu^ a whool to iiifet this requirement. Mr. 
Shaw had t«»uehe<l upon the imiJortauce of reKuIar altendancc, 
and he was plea^Mfd to see that the pereeutAge of att43ndaner' was wi 
hJnh, He uudLTBtood thut one of those bovs who bad received n 

Iiriw! for re-ifiitarity wiw so fond of his work and so anxious 1o keep 
lis position in his class that nothing would keep him awav fruui 
ttt-hool, that he even refused to tstay awav on the relis'ous festivals. 
whieli oflFori'd a Fiiir fxi^uik' for abwnL-e to tliose wlio were not so much 
in earliest- He thouj^^ht this entbusi.ism w.-ts a tl^ood sixo, and shewed 
that the l«\va were really inttrt'-iJed in their worV and ajixiniis to do 
their hesf. He ijulte agreed with wlial Mr. SIiilw hiul said ati tir tho 
ne«edsi1v for niakiu^- Ilic work of eluldruu interesting U- them, and he 
would recommend that some system of nuisieal drill sliould W started 
fur the youugi-r children. He had nutiwd in wther sehooli* tluit such 
drill w,\s) ifrvatly apju'eoiated by the ebikln.'n. and in addition 
to Win^ an excellent nieane of education it afforded them a plt-a- 
Kaut interval of relaxaliDii from the ordinary routine nf study. 
With regard to the Imilding of the Victoria Institution, ho 
tbou>fht it v&A a suitable one, aLthoi));b the want of »e]>;irate elass- 
rooniK mURt W felt; he hoped that some an-angemeubi wnuld be maile 
for this in the following year, and that, a room would W provided m 
which the yountwr hoyit could l.»e taught without inconveniencing tb« 
other cUsaea, Mr. Shaw had alluded to the occupations of the 1h>vk out 
of st^hool houfH. Thiu was a |>iirt of the st^hool life which be looked uixm 
oa of great imiwrtanoe, and he hoped a suitable pliiyground woidd Iw 
prepared for the boy« in which they might learu cricket and foot- 
ball. It was osseutial to boys in Lht£ rliuialc to harr regular 
and healthy exercise, and the disfipliue of the games woulil form 
jui important part of their education, liefemng ii. the future of 
education in the State, and the kind of higher edumtiou tbaL 
might \n} pmvided at a later time, he was inelined In agn-i* with what 
the Headmaster had said about technical eduealiou, Technical edu- 
<ution iu Kugland was, ai» tbey knew, yet in it« infancy, but it Ek'ciiied 
jirobabtc that it would in tlio fulun- be lo«iked up as a mottt t-ssential 
hraneli of education. His duty tluit day bad hivn lo him a most 
agrei^uble and intere^tiug one. and he hoped that tlie future of the 
Institution would be a bright and prosperous oue. It had gireu him 
great pleasure to distribute the prizi-s to the boys and hf was glad to 
Kce that it bud l)eea possible to bnd such a nice and suitable coUectiou 
of books to give them. 

Sir. IVimbusamy PiUm then ruae and brought the proevediugs 
to a close by thanking the Resident for kindly attending (hat day. 
and for the interest which be had shewn in the work of the school. 




Tiyi INTTTES of a General MeetiDjit of the Selangor PIiujIotb' 
/ y I Asiti.H;iali<m, licIJ on Suttirdar, the iSth "f TVcemluT, 18i*4, 
/ at lO.aOa-ni. 

•^ Pfcst'Dt : Mr- M. Hutuulwcb in tbe Chttir, Mr. F. M. Ptirrlitr. 
Hon. St'cretaiT, Mr. A, B. Lake, inciiitior of ComiiiitUi', ami Messrs. 
Hili. M. Slou'or. Giliwm. i. G-IoHnfonl. K. Mi-ikl.-, Sfciiiner. MiU-hell, 
Nichohui, Kou Soon Kiat. Kickvbiievh, NuBon and MavnurU. 
Vuitors: Meosra. Allan and Hicrks. 

Ttif Hon. St'crt'tiiry n-od u tt.-Iejfraiji fr<.'in Mr. Caruy to the effect 
tliiit li«> wa*i ■* iiiiaYoidaMy dt'taiUfOT iu Sinfrar>ort-'." and proposed thut 
Mr. lluHriiliiich IiL* aslittl til taVf tliP rhair. tk-uirndL-d by Mr. Luke. 
Mr Hutteulxw-h wcoept^^d and the business of tlie meeting proccedvd 
a« follnWB : — 

1 . The nuLii'L* talliu]; the mc«tinK vas taken an rvnd. 

2. The DiiDut<-s of the preriona inertiug were read and oonfitmed. 
■i. Mr. Porcber was e!ei?t4?d Actinf; Honorary Seirotary. vire Mr. 

niittt-nbaeli wlio is lea^nuR the State for Europe. 

4. Mr. Houe was ele<.-ted av ii member of the Assodttlioii 

o. After some discussion about bavin^ i^neral meeiintfn inoi-e 
rrp<nient]y it was decided to have one every iiiteruate mimih. 

ft. ProfHifcrd liy the OliBirtiian and seiiuuded by Mr. Ijake, that the 
Ajsociatiou should endeavour to obtiiiu the seri'ices of a ttliorthand 
wrttt-r. with the objeet of taking down and reporting what Ih airtitiillv 
Mid ul general meetiuxs. iu order to enalde the Assudation to publisb 
tiie biiMiuess tranw»cU,?tl nt their meetiiitTi ; and riirlher, that rejiorterrt 
of the public press be aduiitted to (he peucral met?tliij{s with the 
nnderslauding that thev itubinit their re)M>i'tH to the CotnmitU-e for 
ajijiroTnl l)efon> forwardmwthem for publiejLtiaii. Carried unaninmnglv. 

7. The Chairman requested memlfra present to espwuM thrir 
riewH nn the Govenimout 320-aei-e systt^ni. Mr. Hill said that he 
30fiidere<l (httt for npfninij mi est-ati- fop foiT^N' 320 aercs wen- quite 
imfficient for eeonoiuical workiug. that deductiujf 75 iicres fur i^raxA 
and forest laud. *25 A<>r>?s unpiant-able tand and sitett for buildiiitfH, et^>., 
the owner would only lie left the small iirt-a of 200 acres for the cuUi* 
Tation of coffee. In bin opinion he eousidered that auv man wisliiof^ 
to oi>en up for coffee should he entitled to take up a bloek of 1,(>UI) 
oi-refi, an after eultivatiuK the available 200 aeres one would want to 
economise liy extendiii}c ojie's eslale to enable one io recoup one's self 
of the heavv outlay for maehinerr. etc., uewsaary — and to supply 
fresh Kroinwl a« the fii«t planted llc^ns to fail or" j(*-t wnrked out. 
The (Tovernnient would not be the losers by (franliug lander blocks, 
>M they would reei-ive the quit rent on the wlinle area, ntlierwjse in 
ill probability a great part of this land would he lyinjj idle, After 
"Mejwni. Jjkki' and IIiitTenlwu-h bul eiprefwied their views, Mr. Hiitlen- 
boeh proposed and Mr. Stonor seeonde*! that it Bhould be pointed out 
to Government that of the y^O-aere block allowed by them, only 200 
aenw wiTe availrtb!i- for planting. Carried unanimouelv. 



8. Th« next item for diseussion was if tlie AstHxriatiou Khoulct take 
8teM to orgauiiit.- the iuiTni^ration mitl n'<■rlliti^^ of i'o«ilies from India, 
and Ui fousider iiny proptwwl whiili uiny W Ijrought forward ia connec- 
tiou wiib this matter. 

Idr. Uill said that lit- routiidi-rcd the mosl importnnt thing* to 
tftuxjumnt'vrafl th«/rfsinmiiprationofL-nolie8 from ludiii ; that rfjx.trls 
had only to bt; cireuiated amou^sl tht* relatives and friends in India 
of thofle coolies who had idn-ady worked in the Stati* of Ihv hi^h rafr 
of wattes |iaid here, of the heiilthiiiess of the oouiitry, and other 
atl:rH4;tions for the TamU in Sclan^or. to induce them to i-mip^t*-. 

Mr. Hill promised to provide the .\s*u>riji.tion with fiyures shewing 
the (leath-mtf* of iudentiired roolit-s i-ompareil with that uf fr«t* taU^iir, 
over a spai* o£ four vi-ars, 

Mr. Uiittenl)af;h spoke of thi.' advanta^s of haTing on a^ner in 
India, aiK-h o.^ M<-sar&. .\d»iu8«)ri, Marl»|^rt ■& Co., where the eouh'es 
could obtain tmnu fide information. 

Proposed by Mr. Hill and seconded by Jlr. Lake that a consulta- 
tion be held with the British India Aj^*n1« wiih a view to taking up 
such an o^'eacy. Carrii-J imaninionsly, 

9. Read reply fmm the Colonial St-cretary to the petition addressed 
to H.E. tht> Qdveruor. Tlie munilHTR of the Association were iiuaut- 
mnuisty of fipinion thai the Comiiiilte should bo aiithoritfed to publish 
the corruMpoudenw that liad takeu place Ivtween Government and 
them aud to write to Ooverumeut to adk for llii> n-asons why thev 
object t« lawyein Widk admitted, iilso that no further «lepM should l>e 
tnicen until the intended Straits Settlements Planters' Associatiou 
was orga-Dtsed. 

10. After Kome i^eueral diseussioo the meeting termimitod with a 
vole of ttiaukH (o the Chairman at OA^ p.m. 


[ nv 4^4* iMf JloTrf oKr»^/KW re*pfMtMt/lyr th* apimftiu ejrprt«t^l bg one Carrt0p&»tt*»U.1 

Sib, — 3n much has lieen written lately about gharry ponies that 
there is little left to mention, I have, however, had ow-a«ion during 
the imst week to u»e thi-m several times. I found it extremely difficult 
to get one at all, nn<l whfii [ did. the iuoouvfuieuee aud deliiT cautoKl 
by the diniiuutiva* size and miserable condition nf the wretched animuls 
vraa most exaspi-'rating. 

Surelv those who may be ivsponsible canuot be content with 
the fon<Utio« of the gharricH and Ihi'ir [Mtnies. Duriuir the liuit 
tiiree years nothing lia« been done to insure the effioieney of these 
most iiett-'«f*ary publii* conveyanees. and it is a pity that among the 
mauv well-marked imjtn>vementji uolieenble in the town the gliiirriea 
should hare b.x'n *o n^'jjleeled. 



It would be intereslhig to know if thvrv is nay stamlard of Iieij^ht 
for Kbarry poniw. ami whether they an* ]»ro|)«rIy iu»poi:l*Hl vhcu 
(he i»wDer« apiily fi>r a liLt-us*.*. If ouly somo of vinir rvoidiTB «,an 
8ap(|^'Bt some mtfuiK of mnvinn the powtrn that Ik* U> oneim-tic 
at'titiu ia thiit matter, they will (mm tho izratituUe of tb(* wliol^^ 
■■4iniiiiiitiiiv -- 1 am, oU:.. Ckawlkk. 

To ttu Kdilor <^f th« Mungor Jomnuil. 

Sin.— Whfu thi^Sanitury Board was firtit •itaried in KtialaLiim|tiir. 
and for 9*tti\y tiijit- iiftvr, tlitri* was a tnarUed itii|ir-ivt'tiK-iit in fhi' Htalt* 
of th«' tbiiroii^bfarL's ami surnniuJiii^rK ul>i>ut KiinJn Idnnnur. the 
wiuiv and junjilt* IhikIh juljniniiif^ inir ruads werv clt'iirwl uf imder- 
tjrowth iuid ijcut-rally briwhi^ up with w.>ndfrful Jifadipw*. but duritiK 
this viar there has befu a ftillin^ off aud out- doi'M not w-l- ihiifpin^ «f 
otioheH i^idng their nmndH, and the rt>nnh ih iintit-i'tibh'. Perhiii>d the 
funds ffave out towards the eud of the year, aud the abHeutH* nf thu 
eDi>r^ti«.- Chairmau on lenve ntay Mc<-c>iii]t for this iu s»uu* mcMsiire. 
But mm- Ihat he is Imolt with a m-w sUirk of t-uerffy, and with freah 
fnuds aviiihibk* for the new y«Lr, wp hojH.' to see a chanffe. Mon* 
fA|rf'(^ally I lefpr to [he ovorhan^inf? juii^lo adjoiniof; thi< roads auch 
us M.iswcH Knad, T^akc Koud, fOiiff Road. vW. Thi- Kvsti-m <tf hlock- 
inx (he sidfH iif the niads and at reel h fur a i.'c>UBidi»ral)lt' time mate 
thiiri alisolulely nitvanary with buiidiup materialB oiipiwiiti:' thp Kailwav 
Worksboptt. the Tinoerips and oHut pbuw-B. and tbt- Bt«i-tiiijf itf nict-al 
ut>m^ AtiiptiU)^ 8irLft, Batu Koad and ntluT busy thi'ruu^lifuri^ la 
uusi^'htly and -iant^eroua and should Dot be allowed; metal xhotdd \y^> 
btnckcd iu depiits in fiome cunvL'uiunt wiikIu landi> iii>arby and nui out 
ID handi-arts wht'n n-qnircd, These remarks are meant mvrelv iia 
friendly nufrt^f^tioDf* and uot as those "f a jfnimbler who d'jes so for 
ihe Bake of tindintj fault. The Sanitary Boanl liu» done j^ood si-rvicea 
with pnuHcworthy i'm*i>;y for iih 8«i far, and we ]io|k> in see it i-onlimte 
lo do so, and improve by progress. — I am, etc.. Main TiioBoiroHPAttKn. 


To t\£ Sdilttf nf titt Btiangfr Jrntmnl. 

Sib, — In atronff M>Dtnidt to the ex^^oIIeD^^i? of ihe arriuifri'monls 
made by the Railway generally for the eonveuipcee aud comfort of 
visitors t»t Iliv Stale, tlie total absenw of any system of norting 
IfOasedjrers' hifyifape, or of assisting them to rem'>ve It fnur the 
stAtions, lanntit fail to ntrike erervone as nioKt regrettable. Sun.'tv 
some individual rewmbling the well-kunwii outside porter iu Enj^laiid 
miijht deliver nil hi^^^pi^' at a ix'rtuin fixed rate, and not tiuly Ik- itf 
gTHat assietiuice. but make a very jfood thin^ out of it. At pn'sent 
une not only has to Mend for evi'iythin^ imeselF, but then* is often 
tfreat diffivnlty in getting baggage or stores, even when ariiu'd with 
a properly sigiJi'd ruilway order. au<l. what is al! important— msh in 



']'bc othor da^ a bnrsc Itulon^iiig to a well-luiowii £tiropettti 
resiticnt waa dtflaiuod ai tba Kuala Lumpur StaiioD wbtlf tKe avot*. 
li'iLviof^ liiti c-hiuvL* Iw'liiud him. wi-ul to tiud Iun itiaHU'r, aud ^i lite 
93 freight wliii?Ii bad to b.:' paid tM'forc the bor8>e *xiuld loavi! ibe 
station. SureU this wa« luadvidable, a», had the horse done auv 
doua^o to bhiiHt-df or aovthiu^ e\»ti, duriui; tho alMM>t]<v of the 
Hvcp, the Kailwav would ppobdblv havp been found respouniblt?. 

T am, ett!., A Passehobh. 

To tlu EAiiw ^ (V AdbiKj^or Jounutl 

Sib. — With r«feroiiw;tothek'tl*rof joiireorKspondent*'Phoenii," 
with whiL'h I putiroly agree. I fot-! that it ojav be of some un^. iu iJie 
wav of furthering' the cuuw if I iiifHtioD hodio uf tiK- nowH of a 
residc'iit on the ben^fita to he denved Irom the establishment of an 
hotel in the tovni. 

At ppfwnt whtm niiT riBilitrn arriTr— ufli<»rs «f unr of thf ^lu- 
boats, (flolw-trotlt-rs or iiifrchants — Ihey havt- in lie bilk-toil on \a 
various ftooJ-ualurvd and hospitable houiK-Ut'lders, ur b(> i^oUai^'OtMl 
(and LhU is a vorv Iwd I'oinplitiK'iil) to lhi> K«*kI Hou8l>. Wheu Lhew 
visitg wort? few and far lM*tween it wax all rif^ht, and we were all very 
Klod t« do our part of the eutertaininvnt for which Sdongor has aoca 
a woII-dcMfrreil reputation. 

How diffi*rvn( if we had a j.t"Kl hot<-l. Many of our (;fac<ft« of an 
iudepcudont luru of miud would far rather stay thftv. and would. 
1 am iHisitive, eome rtiiifh iiior>* fre(jiieulJ_y if t.he_r were not ulili>r(il to 
hi> dej*ondeiit on the hospitality of olhew. 

What dt^x'H your rioh ^vhilM'-troiter ^iy when told of Sc-Unt(or aa a 
deairablL' place m visit ? ■■ Is ther^* a koihI hotvl there V " " No, none 
atoll." "Tbenl won't go to trai-h a one-horw place ! " — and «inall 
blame to him. 

Mi*n froui tlie otit'Rtatioutt wntild oituie in much ofl4^Di.T if ther 
hud sotnewheTe l«i gu. more esf^teimlly inarried men, who tliink it 
mther a tui on their Kunhi Lumpur frieuds to be coniiuoaUy 
hriuf;in^ in their family froiQ Siitiinlay till Monday. 

Tbon when, an i» tio oftt^>n the ejim*. uti unfortunate Ooveruiuent 
t)Bi(?er arrivex and fluda al>M)li]t<-h no provuiioa made for his aucom* 
tUi>!hitiou by lh«> ^uitvriial Goveruuieul to which be bus the lioQoiir to 
belong, he wonld not fin-l at«irty »o liardly uited hod Ik? a deecnl lioti'l 
to go to. 

How itiratuable a -^{ood hol4>l manager would U.' as a <Hl4>rpr for 
lunchea. dinners, mipjo-rs at rlanix's and oiIrt ODtortaiiiinents. 

The bat-lK^lor tired of solitude aod anxious for a eltauge of diet 
would find all hifi nfini^qnentt at the UtUe (rkiil*. 

And fio oil. until the edilurtul |Hil)enu- will again lie E-ihaURt«*d. 

I am. ol4?.. A SopiHiimui. 

Ko. 9,-VoL. m.— Jitt Janvary, 1893. 


ATEW YEAR'S EVE was celebrated in Ktmla LuQijnir by a Dance 
1 1 at the Selangor Club, at which Mr, J. P. Rod^r, the Acting 
/ Resident, was jirosent. The floor was in ^ood condition and the 
room prettily decorated, nil other uocessary detuiU being carefully 
Wranged by Mr. BUgh, the Secretary. Altlioujih the room was not 
incoDveniently crowded, there was a lar^re attendance, and, when 12 
o'clock announced the advent of young 1B95, it would have been diffi- 
cult to light upon an assembly where " good will " was, apparently, in 
Btronger evideuce or " beat wishes " and hearty handshakes in greater 
profusion. Even in small communities like ours, so many thousanda 
of milee away from home, Eurojx'ans are apt to drift apart; but at 
times like these one is warmed up to regard one's fellowcountrymen 
if not with affection, at least with a livelier feeling than the usual 
apathy displayed : the " one touch cȣ nature " business may be 
eranescent, but it is cheering, and makes one hopeful while it lasts. 

Me. H. C. Holmes left Kuala Lum[)uron the evening of the 2nd 
inst. for Kuala Selangor, where he will act as District Officer vice Mr- 
E. M. L. Edwards, who returns to Kunla Lumpur to take up his 
former post of Assistant Superintendent of Police. On New Year's 
night the Committee of the Selangor Chiij eutertiiiuod Mr. Holmes at 
a dinner at the Bank, Mr, J. P. Rodger, the President of the Club, 
being iu the chair. 

Mr. a. T. D. Beerinoton, who has befu far from well for some 
time past, has gone to Ceylou for a month or so in search of health. 
We hope that he will derive great ln'iiclit from the rest and change. 
Mr. B«?rrington left Kuala Lunipuv on the 4th inst., and Mr. L. P- 
Ebdeu will act for him during his absence. 

Wb hear that Mr. G-, W. Welman, Government Secretary, will 
retire from the service, on pension, owing to the state of his health. 
He is now on his way out to the East, however, to avoid the winter 
at home, and should be here next week. 

Mb. D. G. Campbell, who was to have left England on the 9th 
ult.. has obtained a short extensicm of leave. 



Mb. Alexakbex arran^fed an excellent little concert at the Lake 
Club on December 29th. Tlie screen havinp been takeo down from (ho 
middle of the billiard-room and a piano raised on a t^mall Ht4ig*> at the 
end opposite the bar, a very suitable concert room was obtained. The 
members, of whom there waa a gnut nmnlwr preBCUt ioirluding the 
Acting Reflident., as well an many nf the liidieii in Kuala Lumpur, were 
Boated in an informal way about the room and verandahs. The jiro- 
gramme commenet'd at iibmit 9-ttO p.m. witfi a xpry jiretty trio railed 
" Queen of the Night." bv Smart, sung bv Mre. Huinea. Mre. Mavuard 
and Mr. JJoiime. Perhaps the mopt successful song of the etcning in 
point of popularity was Mrs. Haines's " Astbore," bjr Trotere. which 
suited her voice well and was loudly and deservedly applauded. Mr*. 
Travers, who possesses a sweet, well-tniined voiee. delighted her 
audiimco with " A youlh once luvt-d a iimidcu," by Maud« V. White, 
and later on in a "Serenade," by C'hafiseull. Of Mr. Honrne's songs 
we thought '* Fair is my "Love," by Hattou, suited him best ; hw sang 
with his usual taste and espressiou, and gave besiJea Maude Wliite's 
beautiful song •'TheI>evout Tjowt," and llie well-known "Tommy 
Atkius," which started a very hearty chorus. Mrs. Bellamy, Mr. A. S. 
Baxeudale, Mr. Hertz and Mr. Spoouer sang two gong^eaeh, and Mr. 
C. E, Baiendale and Mr. Travers also sang. Mr. Alexander gave "The 
Polka and the Choir Boy " in his very best giyle. Altogether the con- 
cert was a great itiH^eess, and as only local amateurs took i>firt in the 
programme it should not be difficult to repeat it on more than one wvOr 
aion, eerviug as it does to pass a very pleasant evening, and. itluvt' all, 
giving what is often missed mure tliuu uutny another Kurnjiean htxury. 

When Mr. H. Huttenbach first resigned the Hon. SecretArysbip 
of the Sehuigor Club, a certain sum wiis aubsc-ribed by the members 
for the pnrpose of presenting him with a testimonial in roeognition of 
his services. Tho amount collected w;ib. (or the time lining, phu'^^d 
with the Club account, and wben Mr. Iliitleubach shortly afterwards 
again took up the duties of Hon. Secretary, he f«iuud he had to doal 
with this sum and buy himself a testimonial ; he, however, preferred 
to let the matter slide, audwhou the Committee insisted on the money 
being placed to its proper use, Mr. Hiiltcnbiu'h expressed a strong 
desire that a dinner service, the wont of which was very much ivli. 
should be purchased with the money and presented to the Club. This 
was accordingly done, and a service of some SOU pieces has now. 
arrived ; each piece has on it " H. H.. 189-^," and bears on a ribboi 
the legend "To the Selangor Club." One cootd hardly think ol 
present that wotdd prove of more use to the Club ; tLe want of platei^ll 
etc., in the past has often been very inoouvenient, not only to the 



nipinliers nf the Clnh. Imt to the loofc-f^'if^^rin}; inclivitliiuls who havi* 
w oflun Ih*u aakijO to loutl Ihoin — notubly the Captaiu Chiua. 


Oit last Wcdiiosday uight there wns it " MoodU^IiI Band " outftide 
th* Sela^Kor CUib, 1Tnfurtnn»t<?ly, il waa a wot night, aiwl very few 
fidtore were pri'sent- 

Ukdeb the onerccti'? Presidoncy of Cap*. F. W, Lvonii. ihe Rifle 
AuooiatioD hiu ImJ a fairly pr<>ap«rou!i yeitr. Startiu^ m March, 
1692, an an offshoot of lh« Selaa^'or Clob. it had oearly all the Euhm 
peana in the State on ita list of members ; many of these, bowevor, 
touk no further Lot(.'FAst iu the movenu^nt (Imn by lemlin^' thoirnamoa 
to ewi.iU the list, ao'l the majority of the earlitT iiieiiiltei'a ha%'e siueu 
rutin^J. At tilt! U'l^iunin^ of the yt;ar the A Hstn-iatiou eoutil not l>e 
■aid to he in a finunHhiQ^ (.■nndttiim, anil interfHt st'eiueil at a tovr ebb. 
A mrm' or Ifsh i4ucce««fu1 offort was miLile to \ml khhio life jtitn it, luid 
the variiiua tfom{ietiliona ur^ntsi'd by the ConuniLl^i) limuijhf out a 
^od numli^r itf inH-rkflinnn and th«> avera^^e Kliootint; Imn f^ntitlv im- 
|)nived. The New Yeiir eniiiment'ed with a iiiemtvrship of 30. With 
the 6iian<%8 ou a sound Ixuiii) uud an attmetive programme, ^veu in 
auotberpart of this ia.sue, thert> iii ti-vitry reason Iu hxik forward to a 
lacoesaful wasoa during^ IB95. 

TuE Hon. Soi^'retary of the Selan>;or Golf Clnb informs us that a 
CommitU'e met-ling will Im< held at the Selau^ur Ctnb on Sahmlity, the 
12lh iust,, at 6.30 p.m. Ajtimdu: — (I) KI.H-lion (it new tneiubcr*. 
(2j To diseuiM the qnostiou of sending four ifolFcra to Sini^Minirv with 
the f-ricWel ti'am tti play the Hin((&|K>re Golf Club. (3) To ulect a 
member of Committee iu lieu of Or. WVIch on leave. (-1) To arnuiffe 
for January's llandieap Competition. (5j To draft rules rr attend- 
ance and control of cad4.ltes and Bujtply of badges f4ir thorn. ((») To 
pass the acvonnta till the end of Dot^emlter, 1891. (7) General 

Wb hare reeeired two letters rejpirdinjf the ciistora amonp sonwf 
BtulUke<?]M-ra and trad^'sm-ii in the ttiwn of chir^injj two and oven 
three e^jnts eommissiou tor ehauinnc a dollar wbrn tendered in pay- 
ment of a small purchase. We an; asked if this is le^l. and whether 
a IM'dlar or shopkeeper is not Wimd to provide eliange to a re.a»ouabIe 
amount Y 

TtiE {(dlowlMt,' ciilting is front the Jnurnal u/ ike R^yal CoUmitll 
InatHtilr for December:—" ' Statistieal and nther Information regard* 
insf tJje v.* 4to. Pp. viii. 51. Kuala Lumpur: 



Oorernment Printing Offii.-e. 1^*94.— Th-; information contain^ in 
tliia puapbU't n>giu-t1iuK tlt^ x'x districts intu vhi^-li tLe Stall* of 
Selan^r is divided for aditiimstmUvf purponnt, is of such a nature as 
to coDTej a very clear idea of that [>ortioii of the Malnr PpninBula. 
Nut ouljr duva It give vltjt full infurtimtion n>gardiD>; tlic |iopiiliition 
iiod prewDt stut^ of catIi dixtrii-t, Ixit it tiujiplitti |jajiieulara rt'^ardiu^ 
tlioir imbli«t instilutionH, railwavs. fisheries, tniniut^. a«;ri«.*iilr4ir«.*. iwanti 
of oommuniculiou, etc." 

Odb Kawuu^ currespi^uduiit writes iindtr date the 8th instiiDl. as 
followa:— "The AKsiBtant Distrirt Olli<>er hM remored tu bia nrw 
qoartent at Sereiidali wbt-iv lie will jwrniaiieotly reside in fulurv, jwy- 
ing occasional TiRilH to Rawan^, whieli ih Dt»w iu i*hari;f uf une <>f the 
District Office Clerks. Id B|tit« of the ioereaaed reward offered hy 
Qoverament for the deKtruotioa nf liftom in the diHtrict, uoiw have 
been killed np to the preacnl, while their depirdattoDs ccmtiuue, tlio 
Boenc, howeTer, being of Iat« chiefly in Serendah. Perlinps $&0 is not 
•ufficient indncemeut for one Uy renture after a man-eater, aud, 
{XMsiblr, if the rewanl is further auf^mcnted, it may prore intviitire to 
many. So far as I am uwan», beyond one or two eicunious into the 
jttDglc round about Serendah by some gentlemen from Kuala Lumpur 
for the purpose of shifting Mr. Stripi-s, hardly any attempt has Iweu 
nuult* by either Eunjpeuu or ualive lien> to brinji; any of the mauM^atons 
(there are undtmbftHlly morf> than ime) to Inrnk. They still ^ t>U 
with their dcstmctive work with impunity, and so often have we hennl 
of their depredatiims that they uow no longer tend to frit>hten or 
disturb us. Ou Friday last, at about h p.m., us two Chinese sawyers 
were at work in the jungle nX Pongijol. a uiile and a half from the 
Police Station, a couple of ti|;*.'r8 (one Kirj^- nnd one slightly smaller) 
attacked them, killing one and mauling the other, who, ftirlunatelv. 
managed to c»capo wirh his life and is now in hospital. Inspector 
Spinlts and a few others prwcet'ded to the 8p»*t the following evening 
and watthed for the brutws for aomo hours, but in vaiu. Last night 
I heard that a Bengali, a i-ari rtrirer, had I»een c^arritxl off iit Ulu Sungei 
Klachee, Serendah." 

Ub. Kinnellt. Incc of Klang R«8t Huust*. is about to open a 
Bestauraut in the Batu Road at the comer of Java Street, where 
tiffins, dinners and 8Up]K.-ni will W served. 

Wb have nHTeirod a letter, which ha« lieen prowded out, regarding 
the diflieulty of obtaining parcels iu Kuala Lum|iMr ftirwardi-d by 
rail. The iiHzt and rnueludiuK juHtch- tui "Ciiflee Planting." in also 
held over. 




T AM gla«l to 1w alte to t-brouicio that the New Year's OvmkhaDa. 

I all I]OU)c;Ii huiilIJ, wim undoulitnllr ua^t of 1 lie matit Biutx^tutful i>ver lii-'ld 

j ben?, aiiJ ipiw aaijiltf i-videucc thut tlie ii|Hir1iux' iunliuL-I ui iiy no 

ni«>a[i& <lt'a<l in Knalu Luminir. TIk' lntttfrii-H wert well attt'ndvd 

•Aod tht.' lii'J'lini? fairlj Vtrisk, itj<! favourivs fetching (food prices and 

in eArli (.-JLIU' juKtifrin); th^ iiii|i|)<>il a(!rordi.'d th<'in. 

A Gflil <if ni\ ttu-M fill' HtiirttT fur llu' Kanflii.-tip for all Horeea aad 
after onlv on'-' falf^? stitrt (f'ot hwuv in a buooh, with the exception of 
tbe Cff>c who to«^k wnie rime to toake up his mind. 

Alitftinta and Kaki Kooh mad? the ruoiiin^ at a f^vat pac« and at 
thi* Iialf-milH p<wt Werf fully four li>iiKtlitt in fri>nt of Dmothy and tlio 
CAic/. tht- I Bfo latt*-r ht're l»i'i;au lo iinpm%'e thi'ir |H)iiitiuu», Itut Iht; 
Chirl was 80.J1I A\m<i^ with, Dorothy Utnu^ tm aluut* in rliaw* of the 
kadvra ; <'<>miuu; into i\w ittrai^ht Atalatila rau wide aud let up Doroihy, 
who, oomio;; with a rattlt*. won handa dowa bv about a length and a 
Wlf from Atnlanfa aod Kuki Kfan. 

The Haudioap for Java tinlfiua brr>iight out u Gt-ld of six, PUmgk- 

hrnf nad fVrmlaomoaion riH-i-iviui; most Hup]Hirt. Wool/mmooloo on the 

rails jiimpt-d awuy with the \viul. Ptoutjhbuif <>ti the otttaidtf having a lot 

, pf grouaa to make up. The rac« was soon reduced to a loat^-'h l>etweea 

'vac two, but Plougkboy tihui; under his 12 atone waa uerer danger* 

'^fltiH ami Woolofimoaioo won v«-rv vajsily by four teU)fUiB, Dainy BtU 

Udn(f third. 

Thf Tlin-ad-aDd-Noe'-Ue Raw was a irreat euccess. there being many 
nioru inl**D'lini{ I'ouipefitorfl than jjharry ponies ; however, after Bome 
Ldt'liiv a lieM of ei>;bt ^ot ettarted on Ibeir wuy carrying caeh a piece of 
llhnnd :uid raitNl to wlicre the Wlieo ««■*■ utundiuK with ntwdlca readv, 
iCr. Day got hin tix^d up first, but had hardly itarted l>efore his gnddle 
ilippi-d round and he in the most graceful niann<^r kiotie4 mother 
Mr. Ker, who waa next away. olo«*"ly followed by MeHiint. 
iner and Cuuintiu^, itafi'ly uavi|^at4.-d the fl^ at the (op of the 
Iraigbt und came liotne with a w^l eiiil. followed by Mr. CuinmiuL!. 
QibtiOD. betu^ the suLceasful threadeii^. had the pleasure of lead- 
ing in the winner uud ]>n-seulint; Mr. Ker with a uamhtonic purse 
preAt>iit(.-fl by t.he ladii-s uf Kniiia Lumpur. 

The Distance Handicap was not a sncceas, the horscH in eiu.h heat 
boto^ hundicap|K-d out of it. Mr. Stonor's Au^tmlian pony NuQi/fJ 
cveatUrtlly pruv<'d the winner, being 8UiM>>sBful in two hoate out of 
three. rvoeiTing tiO and •'iO yards, respectively. A mo«t regretHblo 
acddeut occurred in this raw. Mr. Spooner's inare Sahmi broakiu^ 
down badlv- Bein^ unable to walk home and her owner being loth to 
have her sKut whilst there waa a cbant.-e left that she migbt recover, 
she waa c<n'er(.'d with hiAnkeis and left at Ihp roadside. She htw], 
however, evidently sustained some fatal iuteruil injury ws sbu died at 
daylight tbe next moruiuK- 


TtMit Pegging and the Buelnsi-and-PotiiUio Kaoe did not t«kr place, 
lint PTcrjnne went Imnu- well KatiefiiHl nilh the afUrmnni'B Hporl. 

At tlie iniiti(,'atki!i of the Ht'«idi-nt u omtcli wan arraugtxl t4i (ake 
pliirc ou Thuredaj luominB between Atnlanta, Mr. Patou Ker up. 
and Dnrrrthy. Mr, Cmnniin^ ii|>, at Ihv Bamf wripJita aa fairrit-d in Ine 
firHt ra^f— ri?,., 10.0 and 11 stoiii*. rtBiwrlividv, DiBliinoc lln-er-qiiarii-rs 
of a mile. Quite a rrowd of farly risers tiinje*! up to see thin malt'li, 
both hoi-w;a beiuf? freely supiKtitcd. Atatartia made strong nmning 
floecly allendcd hy Dorothy, wlio liad to be driven along to keep htr 
plaw. Cfimiug into llitr struiglit it tuokod any odda uu Mr. Ker's 
nioimt as she was etriding along fnely and well, whilst DonAhy waa 
evidently in trouMe; soon aft^r thia Mr. Cumining ■was «oen to get his 
whip up and no sooner did Atalauht hear thv flail going than she (*but 
M\\ liltf a knife, and in spite of all Mr. Ker's efforts refused to gallti|i 
tigain, Dorothy evtitiliJiilly wiuuing n» slie lilccd. 

It having been coneliiRirely proved thai we have still some men 
amocgHl us who can sit on a horse even when galloping, and are 
not afraid of getting ti]) in a rac<'. I hopv we aball fcc more of tlieso 
Gymkhanas, a*i not only do thiy Icarh men to ride Imt the gt-neral 

Sublic enjoy them, and it ta decidedly a plcaaaot way of spending a 
atui-day afternoon. 

Mr. G. C'lunniing. 
Air. K. S. Aleiklo. 
31r. Mitchell. 

Event "No. 1. — A Handicap for all Horses, dialauco thnH.Mjuaj-t«r 
mile, raluu ^0, with a SweepataVc <if $}i). H. F. 

1. Mr. Yap Hon Chin's ... i).>r.rfAy 11.0 

2. Mr. FisWr'a Atohtiin lO.y 

8. Mr. Maynard's Kaki Ktx-n 10.0 

Won ranily. six ran. 

Event No. 2. — A Handiuip for Javji Grifliua. diataueo half uiite, 
valut! ?50, with a Sweejistake of ?.5. U K. 

1. Mr. HarjH-T'a ... ... Wwhxtiiiuofoo II. 

2. Mr. Olaaaford'B J'hHyl,hfltj 12.0 

P." Mr. MaiwoH'a Vairu JliU 10,; 

Won nuiily, aix ran. 
Event No. 3.— Thread-and-Nt-vdle Knw. 

1. Mrs. Gibson's Nomination 

S. Mrs. Vaue'a „ 

3. Mrs. Spooner's „ 

Sight ran. 

Ertinl No. 4. — ^DJalajue Haadimp. 
1. Mr. M. Stonor'b Hno^el 

Mr J'ulun Ker. 
Mr. G. Cuinming. 

Mr. Puiuu Kvr. 
Mf: C4. Cuniming. 
Mr. Spooncr. 


The M4X in tul Li.LAHi]. 


Tbi foDtl>aIl match. Out-atationa urt-tu Kuala Lumpur, announced 
in the last isaue of the JokthuI, nus jtlaved on Mondar, Ihe Slat' 
December. The day was m>t aa well <hoBen aa It might have tccn. being 



Ibe last of the rear, bnt notwithstandinf^ this the Out-«tAtioa» iD&oaged 
to briiig^ a Tory tvpn^sontative t-eftin into the field. It wu feftTMiBt 
first that Ind Weflthir wati ^otn;' to ii|M>il tbi^ f^amo, bnt tdtev an hour'i 
drizxk- iJie miii clt-'arotl ilwbv onJ a start was maJe at 5.15. Maxwall 
kicked off for the Oat-«tation». The ball was well retorne*! hj Swttand 
the Kuala Luiupur forwards quiekly nuhed it into the Out-statioua* 
Urritfirr. It lijuk^ as lhuiij>b u ffoal would liave tx-i?D Licked almoit 
imtntHliatel,T. but wine oawrgetic play l>v CVwjk wjua!iw?d matter ontw 
uoiw. The ground beiu^' wt;t and shppeiy and the ball Iifj;ht and true 
to itu name of 'GniSKhopper," it was soon apparent that no griMt 
seorc would Vni tiiadt.- by n-itbcr side. Tho Kuala Lumpur forwards 
dnring thf first half corlainly had by fur thL> best of tlii' xame. tliL-ir 
combinatJOD being lonsiderably better than their vppoaenta' and there 
oartainly waM a iipiw of Iwd luck in their not soonng on one or twu 
OiKasions. As it Wiis, a good manv (.orm.'r kicks werr- ^wo ati^iont 
the visitors, but these were not well judged by those cutruatM with 
thent. Wlien the whistle sounded f'>r half<time no p':>mt had been 
obtained by either side, but the gaue yim principally in the Yisiton^ 
half. Up to this point the lt<-.st play for Out*stiiUonK wa« shewn by 
Cook and Scaring at baek, Moosden at half-back and by Hemrar and 
Roy forward j Nissen was rigorons. but not scientific. Of the Kuata 
Lumpur men, W. X). Seott amongst the backs was /aeUe princep; 
making sevend Hpleiidid kit-ks ; of the forwards all worked hard, but 
the most noticeable were Siitefaell, Vanv and J. Brown. At half*bcick 
Charter was excellent. 

After an interval of fire minutes the game wu resumed and from 
Uiis point was considerably more ereu. The Out-stations furwanlvt 
Boy and Hemmy, and Cook, who had now come forward, made severml 
determined attacks ou the Kuala Lumpur goal, ruobinK' the \jtX\ up 
the field in fine style. They found, howerer, a worthy uuponeut in 
W. D- Scott, who played a truly excellent game ; reiteatedly carrying 
the luill through when a g<ial s«-med inevitable. The rintors. now- 
ever, were not to Ims denied, and presently obtained their first pointy » 
claim of "offside" by the home team not l)etng allowed. Tliisoci'urred 
1 about 1$ uiinutes before the call of tiuie and iierved to put the Kuaia 
Lumpur men on their mettle. They now played up with great spirit 
and kept the ball uutirely at their u|)p<jnuots' end uf the field. The 
niinute» went by, however, and no point was scored, until it Itcgan to 
ap|>ear that the home team would be beaten. At length, within a very 
few minutes of the call of time, Mitchell. Vane, Brown and Hauij^sliinj 
by well concerted play got the ball in front of thfir oppoaeuts' sticks 
and a most eicitiog scrimmagi! or-enrred just on the grjjt] luio. It wu 
a perftH't Tii>^^:fl for al>out two minutes, nothing to be distinguUlud 
but u forest of legs and arms, at length by a terhfie nmh the Koala 
Lumpur forwards forced the ball between the posts and otrtaine<l a 
hardly- worked -for point. Shortly after, the caJl of time left a reiy 
interesting game a drawn one. Tlie teams were as follows: 

OoT-BTATioKs:— Oofli. Bahman; Podtji, Cook and SjMmring; Hat/. 
hacin, Nissen. Koe and Moosden ; ForvHtrd«. Roy, Eiudenlej, Hemiay, 
Maxwell and Dalrymple. 



KrAi.A ZvMPVi :—Qoal, Club Tttniby; Bach, W. D. Scotl 
BfUiuu_r ; Uidf-hiirkit, Cliurtor. T^ilt iiu«l J. L. D' An-y Irvine ; Fttnear 
VaniN Uamiwhirf, J. Bn»wn, MitiOit'lI ami Porchcr, 

2dr. K<M? uotod as referet' niul Meanrs. Bidwcll and Btiav w< 


TiiK Commiit*;"? bcW u mo-'tinff at the ri'siileiicv of tin? ProniJoirt 
(Ca]'t. F. W. L-rons) on .Sttiurday. 2f*tb DcctiuWr, to arraiii^e iLe 
coniiK'titiouH for IftVl.l and t-o transiwt other luisiiiees. The folloiriDg 
ix'tioniiious wore iinuiiiiiiouslji' Bfjreetl to: — 

1. — Thatu. luuidicap V urawn up for tbf ytiir ISt*-**. with a limit 
of 25 poiutB for tlit thrw rau^ea. Dr. Travoru aad Messrs. Bidwt-Il 
ailil Charter were ylcct-cd liauilii-ap Hiili-Comiuitt**. 

2. — Tliftt tliL' Qua.v Giirtii Hill Cup l)e comi^ctrd for under hHDdi<-«p 
coiwJitiotiH, at 2WK .5*10 and "00 yunls, avrvn rounds each, quartfrij* — 
ill Mar<-h. June, &i']tt*'mlier anU P.-teinher-, th« lOtitnlH-r winiUDg 
thi! hfiiidJcap t1i« greatest nunibtn* of IJuiea to be declared the wmuer 

of tin- Cil].. 

3.-That lh._> Malay SlaU-s Tin Mininif Co 's Crip W- coniiH-tt-J fur 
at the 5Q0 yards ritn^'*.' only, nevvu rounds, uudiir handica]» conditions; 
the uieiiiber making the Iii{{hetit iuri^rr-^iite of four Wst si;on« fiivd 
on laHL Haturduy iti L-uch mouth Lhrou^bout the yuar to be dtndarud 
tho wiuDi_-r of the Cup. 

4. — That the markers attend at the Range every Saturday from 8 
to S p.ui.;aiid ou the lat and 3rd tjuadays in eat-h month at 7 a.iu., 
and stay uh lonj* a*i rei^uiped. Ou the lirBt Staturday in each month 
fii'in^' to be at thii tthort ran^>M only, and aiiv }iidieit mav shoot at lOO 
yardH and 60 yards on those dates from 5 p.iu. 

Dr. Travens iindortook to try and ari-anyf shrwliog niatcbos with 
Borat'o. Suugei TTjonp, etc.. and also to wnd to Snt>Iaud for some 
Morris Tubes for ibo ntw of tho AKSofiation; whik- Capt. Lyous 
MiiHuiut'f.'d that i^-MM) were to he spent on iinprovementu to the Uau}je 
during the caiiiiu^ yt-ar. 

Tlie followinf,' is the handicap for the year 1896, as drawn up by 
the 6ub-Commitl«c : — 

iivOn^w ...scmtcl 

1 80 ...BCJ 

ratcli At 



... 1 



... 2 

Coriiniael .. 


... 3 

AUord ,,, 


... e 



... A 

Pr. Travers 


.„ 6 

Oapt. I.yoas 


... 7 



... W 

Urown, J 


... 6 



... 6 

Sk-<)tt. W. D. 


... « 

KiDilcralojr, K, C. U 

1ft ... 

... ft 

O'Han ■. 


... R 

Johnston .,. 


... t» 

3 JI«w#«w 

. KO l'<b. 



... 10 



. . 10 



. 10 

OapL S;«t« 


... 10 




... 10 

... la 



... u 



... IS 

Brotme, Gerald ... 


... u 



... u 



... la 



... w 



... u 



... u 

Koc .» 


... u 




THE Cbildi'en's Cbristtnu TreHt. whii.l liiw iiow be-.-ome an inatitU' 
lion in Kuala Lonipur.wAH voiy niK-.'^nsfuIh- srrani^I iintl ^-arrwd 
outonSamrdH_v.lli»'5t!jin»t., at the Virt«;>ri.i Iiistitutinu. It wiui 
n fint' af tenrnon. tht- Actiii)? Rpiriili'iit an*\ iilanri' notnl-i-r *•( Li<IifH 
and [<fntU'tiii'n w«;rc pivst'Dl. iin<l tbc StOanfjor Band, stationed in the 
j^'iindn. {'laved a itel«>o1iirn i>f taunc. It lun Ih^u the otistom hitherto, to 
pUtit th<.' trt-e, whtiib b>-iiri^ ftut.-li w<:>n<]frtiil fniil. at the Selan^T Club. 
ami uvfu this vt^r — a.lllKMt^'h it ■kha (<]M'^^h^^l.' llmt the irw bhfSJkmuMl 
forth in imprecefl*.'nt(d t'l"ry~tbp Clnli, w,- Ivliovc, ffMvr (b:^ nw-c*- 
nrr initialifi'. The Coiumittci? of ludios wlio were fleeted ut a 
(ortftinK ialle<i I)r the CIul> SnTelary, runsiili-ivri that the Blia<!i* 
nraihiliV' at ttie C'tiih wita uot HufliL-icnt fur the |iarpui«e. nnd (lt>Li(led 
tluit liie tn-ii. shijiili] lake {iliu-c at the Virtoria Inxtitulion. The 
rvTv hir(t«' irAtheria^' in Hi^'li Stnvt quite jiislificd the new &rran>,t>< 
ueiit, and provi-d tliul the Club Rtudinj; Hnmn would have 
laicii inciinvei)tontlv cTuwdeil, if not altt.t|;^H.I>t>r inadi>i{uiite. ApnH. 
fmtu the qui'iitiuu nf s|mee, aud with all defvrfutv t<» (how who 
thuui^bt tbt: Club, aa of yore, the proper place, we think it was an 
ficelWut idea, to hare th<; treat at the school, for the ttimple n^iwou 
thitt it iniiBt. tend to popularise an Itiatitiition whii-h we are all anxious 
to sec do* well and tu'eonie uDiver^tally |>o|>uliir. The ap|>earan(!e nf 
(he cjmpound round the school, at alk.>ut. 6 y.m., was n study ; sueh a 
ti t-rowd of ehildn-n, of various naiiotmtities. all lookiofr hapjiv imd 
HiniliuKi expeelaul of Ihe jfiKHlit'H thev wen- to nrreive, ban surely never 
prtTiousIv been brou^'ht totjether in Kunla Lumpur. Any wanilier of 
ihe Committee of ladies which had worked 8i> hard, or any of the 
Kvutleuieu who have atisifttetl Iheju, niu«t, whi-ii lonkiui; round at. tlio 
Boene, hare fell amply (!oin|ienHut4;d for alt the trouble taken. The 
exprea»ions of Burprise that fell from many of the visitors at the 
number of children ]*reiieut were very amusing ; one confirmed old. 
bachelor seemed to lie quite eui-pnaed that all the babies, und there 
wyro plenty there, wen- not yelling: forourselvtrs we JVtrard the jiifiiut 
crowd as anothor of those Higns of progress in Selaottor we are 
conRtautly pointing out. 

To return to the Chrintmna Ti*ee, <ili we can nay is that. B«-en from 
our post of observation, it was simply dazzliut.' with a IprlUiuiuy that 
was ouly erlijiBt.'d by sotne wonderful ^evoIvin^ lam|>», laitipti that were 
Httiddp<i with jewels equally wonderful in point of size and (ioi%»eou8« 
nesB; many a one among the little Ki)*^Bts would have liked to have 
Wd one of tbcHe lamps ; but alau! tliey were only " loaned " for ihe 
otauiou. However, each child did have a prm«»nt, lieMideB beiu(f 
regaled on Hweetn, oninifi'D, and suchlike dainties ; in fact, had a " real 
gK>d lime." 

The committee of ladies decided that the toys should be numlwreil 
(Lod arraoffe<I in order on tabh-s iusleiul nf being hims *>n the tree, so 
UK to avoid the dil^culty luid delay experieiieed in fonner years in iind- 
iny the gifts allotted W* the different children ; and this plan proveil a 
decided auece^. Knvh child aa tt^ name was called uuae up to the 



barrier and ioolc a ticket from a box held by one oE tbe ladies, the 
Ik>^'8 bein^f on one ttide and tbe ^irls c>u tbe oUier. and the Uyy Waring 
the umubtT eum.'Ki)tjudiuK to Uiut on tbo tiekut wok tbeu speedily 
fuuud imd jtreseiile*!. Tht' toja were Hupjibed by Messrs I'rilcliard & 
Co.. of Penau>(. and, eonaidenng tbe small i>rice the Committ-tx' could 
aflford to spend on entb, were a vorj- satiiifactorj lot and apiteared to 
^ivo jifreat plfaHur*.- to tbe muaJl reripients. Tbe tree ituolf was 
deoorutcMl wilb gluHs IuUIh, uiirrurti. g^ld and (tilvt-r thread, flags and 
paper ornaments, besides a fjr\jfuBii>n, of tapers, and looked very well. 
The lij^hting of tbe room was most suc»:eeisfull_v carried out. and 
included a numWi of pretty Cbinesi: luntems borrowed from the 
Selaugor Club, and three luiudnome revolviug biiups kindly lent by 
Mensrs. iiilcy. Uargreave« & Co., which attracted much attention. 

The total money subscribed amounted to S281, of which $187 was 
Rpent ou the toyu aud oruanienls fur the Irtv, and 826.76 on otW-r 
expense*, ItniviiiK ii Inilutiee of ?U7.24 In Ih* earrie<l furward for tbe 
benefit of next veAr's cntertftinnient. The number of children for 
whom toys were provided wa« 72 boys, 61 airls and 10 babies. 143 
in all, and ineluded representatires of ULurly aU the miuiy uatioii»litieH 
iulia1>itiug Kiuila Lumpur. 

The thanks of the community are due to those ladies and gentle- 
men who so kindly gaxe their services on this occasion, and brought 
the vveuing to Buoh a sueocssfid conelusiou, and to the Head Master 
and Trustees of the Victoria, InstituUun fur the use of their 6ne 

Appeals for Bubdcriptiotis for various objecttt are not quite unknown 
in Kuala Lumpur, but we are Hure that nu money KuWcrilx-d i» ever 
prodnctire of uu>re nwl eujoymcnt Ibim Hint which ia given towards 
the Christ mas- tree (or the diildreu. 



TT was with many apologies for trespaeaing on tbe short time at 
I Mr. Huttenbach's disposal before leaving for Europe that we 
I stood at the door of the pretty little grt.'en>and-white bungalow 
'' whl<;h Btamlii in tin: uiidat of the " Selangor Coffee RHtiile," and 
is approat^hed fnun tbo Maiwell-Balu Bood. Our excuses. bowcTer. 
wero simply swept away bv a whirlwind of welcome, and we stood 
amazed at the Anacroi>ntic list of ^ood things with which we were 
informed we trould bt* n-guled, if wo would " only give it a name." 
This wan rapidly followed by " Well, now, wlint do you think of my 
ruad ? I am ffoing to carry that road right tlirough to the othor estate. 

Tlje history of that road " This seemed rather dangoroufi. so far 

as time WHS eoncvmed, so we hastened to assure our host that although 
nothing would afford us more enjoyment than to hear its history, yet 
wo would Qnit Uke to Uatcn to him on one or two other Mints, tbe 
object of our visit being nolbinjr more nor less than to " Intarviow " 
him, in order that he might be tnunortahtted in the ]>ai^8 o£ the 



J0m»al. Iiuli-vO," said Mr UatSnUc^ iMckiBf 

^feM I IbiiUfcbt the hcadinffof t h* artsclM^ of vaicii 

»■ ' Int^rTiewfi with Cefcltritie* ' ; voieW voo ajv bo4 gaa|p to dMW 

•eWft "CfMirily 'r Thf; iilj iiiiibii i llii'i iiiiiwllliiBlliritl fiM— I 

Ipinw ns to riHtr umi make a most elahonie oad inyt—if* bov. 

' Tour c<innr«-tioii with i he East. Mr. Hattwifcaeb. data lacfc wuaty 
tnan. di-tra it not ; and from what wr harr bcanl. vvm haw not always 
r.BovD mch ixjmjututtviflv «-altu tim«« oa lliuae ^u haTe (mikiI m 



"Icmiue oat tn Lbd Ea«t earlj in lt37(>." nid Mr. Hutt«Qb«rb, 
vttlilig hiDiH>lf •tinirortahly boi-k in hit* rhair. " At hoinv. I u.m a«hamed 
IvMj. I ba<l ncvtT duiiL* auv jfood. Mt father dewrwJ that I should 
•Cnd^ law or medirtne ; but in '70 I rtu awav from sohiH>l tfl join the 
tlOQpa. I rrturued, ouIt to leave m^gtxa in 75 after a pl<>rioiis Wtthi 
with one of our [mifi.*HiK>r8. It waa then di-t-idt-d that I should iktt«Dd 
xAoi and take le«dou8 id brwik-koeping. TUir I did not like, and. 
fatitead of att4;ndin^ it> business, plaved the fool all round. One 
cac&pade', in particular, I remeinlHT. Kavinf; taken hlwrties with the 
lea of a Qfi^.'iilHiiir, a inta|i mauiifauturer — I hud hlaekened his face— 
I had to take ri'fuge i>u tlie n>f>f of the huuse In eseaite hiui and tho 
wbol« Uail of bis asaistants, and onlv di^Bceuded when my fatiier 
amT«d on the ticeno to smouth mattor» dowu. Ereuta movod aloiijj 
ijitirtlj after this, until one day, when, duriu^ a rather beatetl ar^iimeiiL 
Vitk my chief, a heavy figure 4>f nur lute Crown Prine« ' Frit/./ liariug 
f«Bed ra|>idly Itetween us. my wunection with that offico eease^l. 

"It was about thin time that my brother opened a Gem-ml Stoi-p 

nd Conimiaston Ageoey in Deli, aud he BUKi.;ettted that I xliould p) 

PVttbere aa Bailsman. This suited me duwn t^* the ^touucI, uufTl 

ontcUv dosed with the oRlt. Soon aft^r my urrival in Prli it wiis 

'DBOttrered that aa a nuleaman T wem not a suecees, so i turned to bill. 

ieoOsctinff. This was a more congenial eniploynient. Th«' greater 

^patt of each wi>ek I was travoltiui; ou horMeliut'l.. 'i'here W4>ri' thrn w, 

iomIs in Deli to npeak of, and the whule Oovcmment eonwiit4»(l of an 

It Reddent and Cuotroller. In those daya pnoplo eonld dii< 

[■BMllbeir bodies lie abont until deroured by tif^-m or earriod away by 

Soods: I iBTself have seen LfMliea floatinf; up sud down with Ihu 

tide. Orcanonally the Rattaks and Gaiooks came down from tlm hills 

aad aUackcd and murdered the planter*: I oivw saw sirrnn IWtlalii 

ksasd IB oDe day. \V*dl. to return to my dtitiw m liftl u/tlMivr. 

ymj bxocber bood found that I was arA ib(« rij^t naa Jn llw ri^ 

iphe«L On My rctura from 'duly* iotu^j^ I wwM har^ a l'/n((7l«« 

itimmm^-mmAe frinds. but aot wnA mamtr. A/ oiy btl|..*.JU<Mi(/ 

\ma» kaiteked on the fa««d. a»d I vaa put lo iJiary^ r.f « j«r'«l aiid 

^ - dqwrtaeos. la xh*j%ts 'lays, tfas awils w«n> tnstad ia a railtsr 

tewd Muner. Ob am*Bl ihtj mwn Utoon ta a ksap, muA 

ptople ow to ■ " ■■ n il ««r i^«« to fad dMr tmSU. i a«» •.rrr 

^ ta my tWt tfea AmAmr^ ai ay 4t0tm aa j— ^nrnr'Tr dM w4 f>v« 

maliati^fiKtaM: th«rittc«HldAot b«b«Tf lte« ffcv fMl </«« 

iranUr looff t&* rf<*— r «» fl^gtaM^t* ti^ •««<« 'if 




"It WM ««T endrAt ikat bit tu n i em were not upprei'iat^il/ 
leaked rooai] Mid tA>k <m tbo muiafreneiii of tho Htimatm H« 
TV «isttar> sad L h* » wtf > did Dot ^vi <>o. so I left that, and went 
CluBbirr. at whicli pUee. I flict and kiUeJ uiv first man. a burKlarS 
I«X«r c« ! WW atte<^fc*d Lr aacac BatialiK. ;mJ firvd tntu tliem, hot 
vbcUier t kiUrd «aT of llwai, 1 JiJn'l wait to see In Lnn^lcat I 
■B«i Mr. Lumber);, tke |iMoe«r toliwrcn planter of Klanf^. I left 
f*ag>t> a^uBBt ordtr*, co waw at the Kew Tear feativitiefl in Deli. 
aad bad » *Trr tt{tnianiMta time ; and from there went acrosti to 
Penaa^ to joiu maotlKir btvitlirr (now in BiU'^'ajmrK), who had thi 
molnh-t to supply rati%»&i to ibe Ootdi tntopii in Achln. aud wh< 
tkoa^fhi that he i«ri)a(<« could make »>m«thin^ of me. My duUe 
BOW wer? t*> wrt^h the pUf*. take .ielirerT of the poultrv, luolt ttft 
•one ilOO cooIm wbu «<rTV Wtulttii); th** rice, etc.. aud m^ to tl 
Itmdiaip of tlie aUvBMis. of fttuch w« would Aomctiuies have an maui 
fts eijckt large oaaa ia th* kariwur at csir time — bT-tbc-way. it 
tbea I awde lh« ftcquaiataace ot Ckpteiu Wabl. who woa' mute 
oa« ol tboae vtouaen;. StiUL thtap werv nnt altogether smoot 
in mj n«w pc«(: ibr wejgtita and <»iaDtiti<'«> put on Iwunl at Feuai 
wer» found to be wanting when .ielirere*! ul Arhiii. in si>ite of fcrvM 
vigilance on my {•uX: and uae day. beinu found 8uuna iuli-ufi in a 
rireraide godowa — well. I once mi^n* UxArd ruund for suim-lhing elite. 
" I tbon offrfrd my serrieM to Mt¥»rs. UathiBv>n and Co , wliu wrre 
looking for •oweltoily to go to tho *vvl t\mat of Acfain to p>t [lepper 
which had bcea coutraclnl for. andoD which adrauroe had lieea made, 
bv Cai'tikia Bocim. Thin mu tbe pkw whi^re. a few yearH Utt 
Mr. \V . B. Haxvvll fflvT^rd the nivmar of the cnrrrTors of the erew 
the yw*r>i. «ft*-r th--y hjid Iv^o to captirity for 10 months, and fo 
which he obtMitied hisC M.O- I weul orer in the British Steamf 
MfitypiiM of Lormr, bttl n>iildn't >:e4 tl^t- {■r}>iier ; the odIv ihiug I could do 
va&tomakeauewi-ODlrat-t with thoKaja, and aletinuuie him sDm^more^^ 
advances. Later on. I a^iun went to tbe west coast, tbi> time in thfl^^ 
French itwimer Srtmthu and reniainrd away a year, and nobody kncw^' 
what liad Ivcome of mv. I tiuulc un-nt friruda with the ArlitueM'. and 
bad many u[ipiirtuuiliv« o( atudv im; lh«r cUfilome : I have wituuHaedj^g 
tbe dealii-penalty it)tlicti-«l tvr ajlutlery, and dtwih by buritiog fo(^| 
theft — and. at the iinish. was very m-ttf heing put to d<.-aTh m>-Belf. 
be<:ausf 1 ivfm»o<l tt« pay for tho pltip^'r I had «*n lH>ard Wfore the full 
quantity cuntract<^l for wkr tiipiuied. Ilowever. I eri-ntually ret.urDi-<<~ 
to Ponang with a full rur^u, but verv sick, uud had lo ^ to 'Sinf(a|Ktr . 
to lay up. So Mwa as I recovered 1 went aguii to the wevt coast, bj 
the 8harp«itcat^, but the thitch G«>Temmcnt detained me and my shi] _ 
-for over a mouth on the charp* of smu^Hng mntralKind nf war; they' 
"letBS off. without trinl or omipenaatioii. iiim|ity saying that the weal 
CDoat waa not saft; and I had better ^t away. 

"My nrxt employmtnt was to open the commtmication between 
Plmant^'and Nt-piii«t.^]i). and I wok Jeapatched with the firxt Itoat, or* 
board of which wc hud over l.iHK) luitiTc panMngerEL Tlien. a« I 
imflAred from Achiu fever, 1 went a« 8U|vn.-arco in a Uomuui st^^muf^ 
I left ha at Suez and went ovucUnd to A^fexandiu, tbeoce br 

T/ri? ssLANOon JornxAz. 


P. * O. Traniwore l'i>i Brindi»i, but wo wt-iv Nliipwr».'.-k«^l tiecii- Otninto 
&Dd I hu<l tu travel (hrough Ital.r. Tha.t wus in 1880. aud I did uot 
vome out lu^n till T haifl KiH-nt all inj ntoniyy and aliuut 94,000 

'■ Edit', ou llie wtflt coast of fjumatra, waa next th^ scvno of my 
lalKitirs. Here I plmit^l p«|>[>t'r aod looked after the interest of 
MeBsr«- I^npc A Co.. foiilmclura 1« tlif IroojiB. DwtpilesoiiH' tPrriWe 
BiifTfringp fmni fever, 1 did %vr)- well iukI paid off nil ni_v debts, io 
1B83 I left Edi>;, weut to Deli, and then had another run homp. On 
lay retiiru to the Ksust I fltai-tcl toWuoo )>lHDliDt>; iu IJ*>bon^u. whore 
Mr. Sliephertl had i)lantod bt-fui-o mv, iiad who later on was mauojiteT 
iu 8(>liiti^nr for till- Sliau^hai MiiiinK C<>., and who built tliu house 
where Mr. Cri>nlct*R now Iivo« 1 had iips and down : aud made ajid 
loBt fortunt's. WLfii the "Nt'tht-rlandrt India Simuitiu TolHut-o Coni- 
pau;, Linnt4*d. wan HtartWI, 1 was H]iiH)itilL-d Hrail Administrator, and 
van in oharfft- until I rvsigTied lo go home iu IHH", wit.'ii 1 wnn proBtnt- 
fd with a gold wntcli and u tusiiniouial bv the European staff. Sht-rtly 
before 1 left Deli (here wn« a riot on 1-ho estate: alwut 100 armed 
Chinettu attacked iiu', and in st'lf-dpfenre I shot three of them ; with 
the assislanee of my Sikhi* and itonie Mahiys the roniaiuder were over- 
powered and hand-.-d over t^) the l>uteh Government for punishment. 
When I again came out I acted, for a ftbori time, as OKoiiilant to 
tny brother iu Peuaujj. Jiud then, near tbi- i-1o»m> of ISffel, 1 i.arne to 
Kuala T.iunpur and aieni-d per jiro- VV. J Showier, whodo busineoR I 
took over in iHl'U aud settled down pennanentlT. I haTe. with the 
exception of atrip to C'eylon and Aden iu 18^, and later ou for a 
mouth or so iu Perak, Kluek to if prwilr alcadilv ever Biuw, and I »oW 
feel that, a nln-rt hnlidav at home is very netretfsary," 

"No donbt, vou have renewed noi^unintance iu Seloupor with 
uuiny whom you Iiave met and known in other parts of the EaatV " 

■■ Well, yes ; there U Forsylb. who \e now ■lue i>f uiy parluers iu the 
Stflau^ur Tradiujc and C<»fl'ei' Curinfj C'om|>iiny. who waa ivssinlin^ mo 
in B<ilninipui- We had many a roii({h day l«i<fether, cut off for yiiws 
from all Enmjv-nn wK-iety and ciriliBatiyii. Uiirtli, who i» now 
inana};er of my estat'-* at Batu Ti^a. wa* aUo there. I remenilwr 
him having hix head R]dit ot»eu iu a eo^>ly riot, it wna a iriim- of toncli- 
uod'^n witu him. Juuo Tait \i»a tny n<-i^bbour in Bolumcan — a tinei 
hardworkiuu; fellow. He mn«t have dnipped over s^O.Oiiil iu two 
yeiu«. Ui« sinkbehs died like rata, tht) wt-ather •x-.ta a^ainttt him, 
crops •mall, aud priven li>w. The rery next HL-nsoii after he had 
fit4ipped, the eroj.« were large and prig's vicldi-d ii forhiue. F. A. 
T'tynbtv wan on Ihi- Tanabaii^ K»itate in Serdanij and *> was Tinbur^-, 
wliu is now iu the ItaJlway. I knew Boorinj,', who has opened IQ 
Kuala linntsit. and InniK who ia in ehuive of the Kluni{ Estate, 
and Captain ChriiitiaR^^ii, who opeuc^l Glcumarie Ettiile, whieb now 
buluDgs (-1 me. I muHtu't omit to meittiou the 'General,' whom I 
knew in Itf't* an the champion j<K'ker, wiauint;all the races. Iu 1876 
vr '77 I met CapUiu Syera iu fieli ; in IH77 I met Mr. W. E. 
Maxwell, who wa« then AsHistant Resident. Perak. In 1880 I 
tnivelled on one of the Straits steamers with Sir Cecil (lliea Mr.) 



SteiSk, Cc4aBiil SMRtacr. Il is stange hov » trifle impreeRfs ilaplf 
oa iltf atiad ; wWa Sr Ctni Vwk off kt* ooa* tA tit <Jowq to a nthlier. 
witk ike tk^ncr, and I tknk it vm Captnn UacCKllum. asd m/»tilf, 
I 11 ■! Willi II iTwriwrllr thml I ecMild aoC keep v/ e]re« off *■ l<ux^ hok 
xa SirOcdra ikut ake«e" 

" Do 7«« Ikink. Mr. Hntwnbach. tk# proapacta of planting in 
fiiliagar aw (r(x>d : not u&It of coSee, bat frrn^rally ? " 

"OeatatnlT I do : I think tbnvia a great futun- far coffee, pepper, 
BiH»<y. «acca, lamoca, Mg»> yanbier, coma, and, maj be. along Uie 
PC— t. for tobaroo also." 

'How U H tbal Tou bavr Irft tiii'mmixtjF alone? Tou appear to 
hare been |i*«<tT Tantxts otb^rwia^.** 

" Well. I kave anw otbera bora tkeir fingera, and I did oot raro to 
riik my Boner in a men lotfarrr. Once 1 took a •hart in a mine, and 
I tbink «e mi|^t bare doae nil bad ire coBtiBni-d ; but I bad uiad«- 
op mj mind to nsk a certain sum and no more, and ith«u that uiiouut 
wa« ezfaaated notbmt; coald pasaafe ne to spend anotbrr ceot on 
tfa« undertaking. You are oiut» ri^ wbea tou mt that [ haTc hetn 

Sf Tariou* othf^rwise. Wbr, in Kuala Lnmpnr alone. I had for a 
time the csDtrart to light tbt' town, the cuatraet for thu railway 
ng and nnloading, the contract to budpIt railway 8l<v[ierH, and 
Ike oMtnct to KOpply firewood and coal to wT«ninient ahips ; I hare 
BMde roada. imported all sorta of goods, been geoeml agf^nt for all 
kinda of oompaniits, a purcfaaaer ui tin, a newi^pcr coircapoudeat, 
aad Koodneas knows what etee." 

" J>o yoo anticipate that the new harbour at Kuala Klang, prorid- 
tng. a* it will, a<x«mtnodatiou for ixvan-going veaseU. willgii-e a great 
impetiH to Si^angur trade ? " 

" Ho, not at onre, hut gradiiallj. First tou will get your potroteum 
direct from America and Russia, then you will gvi yonr rice direct 
from Rangoon and jonr coolies dir^-t fn>m China i bui our trade will 
always be with Singapore, eren if we have railvay contruouication 
witk Pabantr. Perak and UaUera. Tmdo won't f<.ilii)w the ships, it is 
Ibe ships that goto wherv the trade is: ait the tni'l<.' of Selangor 
incraases, so wiU tUe 8hi|>i*ti^; increase, and ocooiomodation must koep 
|iu» with ihta tncrvasp." 

" Tuti are of opinion that the progress which has till now been the 
cbief chnrK.'teristic of Selangor will steadily int-rease ? " 

" It is bound to increase. There is only one good harboar along 
the Miilay Pcuinsulfl. wnd that is Klaug, and lo this purl tbo prealer 
|Mtrti'fn of thi> tmilc of the Peninsula will in mume of time 6ud its 
way. Selangor is still iu its infancy. Tou can get land, iiod gotHl 
land, too. for nothing — land which must become very valuable iu time. 
Htaing will go on for ImndivdH of yeiLnt uiore.Eiud, wheu ou<-4>it becomes 
geoerally known what a ]ianulis«> 8etangur is, the rtiHh will begiu." 

" With the incrca>K>d prospcritr you look fnrw»rd to. you Daturally 
(•zpeit tlie adrent of many more Europeans: do you consider tlist this 
will alter what has si^metiines been termed the official tone of Kimla 
Liunpur society of the present day • aud. further, do you regnril that 
as dnirable or otherwise ? " 



"Host deddedlv I do. Wbeo the officials of Seluigor once begin 
U> find out tluit tbore are othor propbeU besides tbomsvlvi^, and that 
no man vitb ao ordinarv amount uf braiuB wuuld think of eiiti'ring 
Ooremmeni aerriLt; on a salarjr too littla to live on aad too much tv 
atarve oa. then thur will appret-inte noQ-ofGdal European todetr 
and heAttil/ welcome and aasociate with men who now would oul)- lie 
tolnratod and pttsaibly regarded as intruders. At prwient there is no 
dab. associatiiin or meftin^ in Selaof^ir but wbere the ioflaence of 
officialdom can be detected, and m^nj a K^>od fellow, who might 
diaiiug'tiish hiDuelf uDder other circunutancca, is eonseious of the 
Weight tii his position and doew not fe«l at liberty Ut^i^e eii>rewion In 
bis tnie opinion — in fart, faaa to bide his li^ht under a busnel. When 
the majority of Selanijor Eiin>|»pan iocietv is oomposed of men of 
equal social fuotint; and indef-endent puuitiou. thi.-D it will all be 
diffvn-ut: men will then eoine to the front uu u«;i>uut of intrinsic 
worth, not on account uf any |x>Bt ther timy hold; and socictr and 
the public will Nmefit." 

"Wi-ll. Mr. Hitttenbach, wemntt hapten along, or there will be 
littli? time t4.> liear th>' historr f<f that nuid. But we xiiouUl tike to 
know how many honorary itositions you have held in Kuala Lumpur f 
The great one. and, we sliould intake at ouce the moat trying and 
the most soocessful, was of course, the SLvrvUryohip of the Sehuigor 
Clab: bnt there hare oUo been man? other similar posts vou lutre 

" I bare not hvld many honorary p>sition8. 1 never cared much 
for the dutieSi, except that they gave me the nppnrlnnity of exercisiug 
ihe pririlege nf grumbling. T was a Lieutenant of the Svlangor Fire 
Brigade. Uod. Treasurer of the Oymkhona Club, and Hon. Secretary 
tn ttte Selauffor Club, the Sclangor Planters' Association, the Rcall 

Ige, and the Miutonic Hall Comptmy. Once I even at'ted as Pafher 

~~tmas, and, laouuted ou Dr. Sinclair'n white ponv, rode round the 
le Ground aceompajiie*! by a torch-light procession: this was the 
nost onerous and distinguished position I ever held in my lifr." 

"People have often wondered how you could luaki* timf* todim-harge 
all those duties. It is sometiuics said that the work dtme in these 
honorary poRtM, is nerw pruiM-rly apprrcialcd ; ts that your opinion V " 

" No. not at all. People always ap]>rvciate aud acknowledge what 
you do for them : and I must say tltat for the little I have done, or 
tried to do, in this direction, I hare always been refHiid a thousand- 
fold by ibe gratitude of ihe people of Selungor. Of course, a sensiblit 
nan nerer 4^tns it posuible to please evervbody." 

"There is an opiuiou abroad that tbt,- Sclangnr Club is, as a social 
Ctnb. a failure; that the btiilding should be utilised for other pur- 
poses; and that its ptuce would be well and i-ffici^'Dtly supplied by a 
small Cricket Pavilion. Do you share in thi» idea ? "' 

- No ; the Sflangor Club is the social Club of the phicv. and 1 
think that another ^10,000 should be raised bv deltenturt>H for the 
purpose of enlarging the Club ; there should be wcll-furnibhed reading 
and drawing rooms, half-a-dozen bed-rooius for out-staiion niouibers. 
aad it should be poasible to obtain tiffin there. A small cricket jHivilion 



would never girp :ib much sutisrucliua an llu' pn's«uit Oliili. What we 
-waot is a plaov where Vfe «?ii.ii linrt; perfornuuicet*. tla-uces, suppera. and 
privaN' i-art-it-s. Wtf don't want a smaller place ; we wantamrgiTpIace, 
with tiiuri' c^nuforl anil ai'L-ommoiltttion." 

" Auij now. Mr- Hutlfulmdi, inlioii may wo oxpw-t yo!i i-iu-li V We 
wcm'f ask wlictlier yon inU'iid to ourry "Ut the Mug^i'stion maiie hy the 
Cajitain Cliiua." 

" Wfl]. my ilear Mr, JourHal, I t^o only quote a ClunoBe frienJ of 
mine, who m'nl ' SwpiK'se no havp eyes, liow am see ? .Supiifiw nn can 
nee, how caa eav-ve .•' ' Wlieu I retch honit- iu January anudtit ice and 
snow, and iMi^iu to sutler from fmzen nose, craiked Ifps, i;t«. ; when 
my hniiRi?hci1d tell me that 1 uiUKt uul lio out afti-r 10 p.m., and iniist 
not make a noise when I do tNuiie hom*- ; wlien 1 find that it is uu 
use yelling out ' Boy ! ' if I Imppen to want anvthinj*; thai there are 
no John Littles or Chow Kit« - well, 1 foncv 1 frhall want to codjc 
Itack prrtty qnirkiy. A« for the gufTRCstioo. I have Borious tboughta 
nf cngajfiii^ a lii>11riup>r. lint I urn ufniid tlml in the whidr iif Europo 
I tthoulcl i»c unahle to find a girl stupid enonjfh to Imve :ne. You 
migiht a-Hsifit me, however, by letting,' me have a lew copies of the inter- 
view to send liome; yet lam afraid it would only make tliem fhiuk 
me mnn- ftmlish llian I look — a thiny juy mother always deelantl im- 

At this point we found it was time to be getting homeward, so 
Wde Mr. Hutteulia^;h " Oood-ltve " and gare exprtwflion to all the kooA 
wishes we couM think of: jiayini;. at the «»me lime jfreat attention to 
hie partint: iDJuiiclJon to " Mimi the Hteim." It wa* only when we had 
reaonc-d th-- comparative level of the Moxwell-Batn Rood that it 
suddenly flmthed aiTi>Ha tiur mind tliat the history of the road remained 
untold. ' 



To 111' MMtar t^ the Betamgor Journal. 

Sir, — Vour wrreBp-mdent. " Main Ttoronirbfare-*." baa chosen a? 
udfortunat** itif^uature for hix letter, he surely ouf.'bt to have known 
thai rtW " main thoninnhfRreR" in the titwn tin- under the ean' of the 
INihlif Work* IViwrtment, wherwus tlie nide streets only an* kept up 
by the Siinitary 64X10x1. lie is quite ri^ht, however, as to the blockin^f 
of the roadx and fitaekiu^ of metal l>eiug a great iuoouvenU'Dee. 

He will, |>evhapii. Im* surpris^I t-) learn also that when the Bo%i'd 
was tinit sturU-d u sum of $10,CKX> Was vi>ted for u|'ke«p and improve- 
ment of Goverutneut l^-mTvi-a. whteh vote ha* siiiee been cut down to 
S-I.OOO ; this will, I think, rxplain llu> fallin^^ off he eumphiinv of. 

I am. etc,, Jack op noTB sides. 

Ko. 10.— Vol. lU.-JJISlA Jamm»ry. 1«W. 


THfc final s^lectioDR ItuTe Yteen waA^ of the teams to du Imttli.* fur 
SeUuigor iu Sio^aporv at CliimiM* Nt^w Year. They are w 
f(i!lowR:^Cru-fept: Pinon, RIUiiit, C. Glwwford. J. ObuisfoKl. 
Dunmaii, Dr. .So->ti. idiu-tu-U. Newlinmiit-r. Ti9l)ury, Perem and 
Thomsuiz; LiailsMT (trmpire), Hon*? {S*>'rerl. FootWll i W, U. Scolt. 
Dr. Scotu Cook. Lake. Skinnt^r. Rowa. Mitobtrll. MAxwell. PhilU}ii. !>>>, 
Hooaden. TItere will alwt Iw a foott«U matcfa agaituit Johotv, iu wbich 
ths SelaDgor teftm will be aa abore with tht« exception tlist JUiy and 
J.Browu take tbe placnt of Dr. Svotl and MiU.<beH. who wilt U- plarin^ 
cricket. TliU iiiaUrh will l« plavcd next Mondar, the footlml) a^itmct 
Singapore Cricket Club bein^ plaved on Tuest^T eT«nutg. Jud^ag 
frDin the aiTaa^t-m<-*ntii whicb have Ixh.-u made for ibeir n>c?ptioa, 
the t^ams will ]>n<h«lilip hiiTc a ideA«Lnt holiday itt Sio^porp. Th** 
Bcaidcnt bait kiudlv lent the F.miernhlix for lrunTi[«i>rt ; mid t<t jmlgo 
from the ulwre formtdabl>* lis(. the steutn yat-bt will reseDilde the 
pTorerbial urdiiM* Ik>x. We iiodvntand that rerr littlo asaiftUuod 
liftK biVD given tu the crivket |ini«'tico i>f ihi* eleven by Ibe geutleiiiea 
oC SeUnf{or, sn that the (di-vt-n will only have to thaiik lbpinH«>tTe8 
for any succosb they mny iicliieve. The teams will leuve at 12 uoou 
pn Saturday uud n-turu lu Klaii|; uu the morning of Ihu !llsi instant. 

We ettmet the following fmm the Slroit$ JVmr»:— "Tlie nrraoK*^ 
tuenta fur the entertaiunumt of the %'iRitorH from Selant^or, who eome 
here early nert week to eui<a^c the loenl repre^ntatives in various 
athMie jfanw-B, are now nearly romplete. Thi! S.C'-C- (^rirlcel eleven 
ba«. we nntlerstand, not yet l>een definitely chosen ; and, fn-m the fact 
of the 8''!nn|?«->r Pni)>nl>]«fi pliiyinjf a^ain on Saturday next, it is uiorv 
than likely that the fixtures will not be made iiniil after that niateh. 
So far the pro]i;ramnie. as arranged, riuia an foIIowH:^ — The Selangor 
men arrive at Riut|;a|vore on Runday, the 27th instant. On Monday, 
tbeie is the crirket match, stunipn beint^ dmwn at r>.30, resuming on 
the Tuewlay, when play will ci^ne at -t i..m- sbaq>. After a brief 
inlt'rTa], the Asswiation FnotlMill match will lake pl:iw on the 
Eiaplanado, while the golfing tnenibers from Ibe visitors will adjourn 
to the Ka** Course Links, in order to enca^'e the men of the Sinirapore 
Oolf Club. The programme admita of no Tennis although, of eoume, 
th«re may be a gainc if any of the Selanfior men coo be prcviiilod 



upon to I'lav. With rrganl to the suciiU fealtirBS of the visit, tliera 
IB to l)e a dance at tlic Tunvrli» l^ltib on Monday ni^bt. ^iven under 
tlie uimpiffu nf the H.C'.C. hy tlio Tangliii Club Conimittoe. On 
Tuesda;*, a (liniicr will lie girt^D ia the Singapore Clut to the combined 
tearos of cricW^tt-rs, foi>tl>ttlIer8 uud pilfers, and the committee of both 
the S.C.C. and Golf Club. Immediately aftt-T tht- dium-r. thert- in to 
be a Smoliing Conif-rl iu tlie Tnwn Hall, to whiih all members of the 
8.C'.C. am inviltfU to subscribf. The visitortt embark at davli^ht on 
Wodocs'lay to return la SitAiua^T." 

Ms. G. W. Wrlm&n arrived in Kuak Lumpiur Ia«t Sundfty 
(yveniu^. He propoaus to make a short stay iu this countn*. vintinf^ 
Pcrak and perhaiM Pahang before rctumiuf^ to EoKland in the Hpriuf?. 

Mm. N. W. Boy. who. we believe, pnweedB to Siam to terre under 
his formcT cliicf, Mr. G, M. Campln?!!, wa« eQt*frtuined at a dinner in 
Kuala Lumpur oil Ibt* 19lh given by several of his friends. 

Mbssrb. C. Heikle asd C. Glassfoed returned U> Knala Lumpur 
on the 6th inst,. after an absence of a little more than nine nionthi. 
They sjieaV of an exreedingly eiijoyaMe holiday at home, and havi» 
the (ireat uatisfactioTi uf fiudin^ on thL>ir return thai ruffee is feti.'hing 
higher priccB than when they left. Mr, Dougal. who they say is in 
excellent health. Is exi>eeted out in & numtb or two. 

Mb. H. llirTTESBACH. judging from a copy of the Ceylon f^a^rveT 
forwarded to as, is Rtill the prey of the " lut-crviewer." " He is ful 
of foith in Lilwriaji eoffee. of whieh he hfta gathered 8 pikuhi per : 
—over 9 cwt." 

The SittijiijMre Free Pre*t^ of the 17th inst.. has a leader on 
appointment of the Him. W. G. Maxwell, c.H.a., aB Governor of the 
Gold Coast, in which it takes " the op(K>rtimily of tuiyiiig how general 
will bu the regret to part with Mra. Maxwell, whose taet, amiable 
syni]nithte8 and plcftstvnt hospitalities were so ^gunl a feature of her 
huslwuid's lenure of offire a« Acting Oovemor. It is jiromaturc at 
this moment to say more. but. should the course of inddenta io the 
Colouial Servitv ever bring Mrs. Maxwell back to Singapore, everybody 
in the Colony will be delighted to see her ouue more amongKi us." 

It is tiuggested by a correal londfut thai " The Planters' Association 
would be doing a good work if they were to briefly mimmarise the 
chief essentials uf the art of coffee planting (taking as foundation 




lOstanoe, the oiliele* in the Sehngor Journal) and have tho Biiuimary 
puMisliifl in Malay for lli<> I'ciifSt uf the natives, thun stiiuiilatini; tha 
planriiig intcmt thnniKlioul. theSla'c" 

Os SundAV morning last. jnn*. liefurt- Ht i>'iKxk. a fire broke otit 
in a KtJiult l>iiiii£iJi»w iu I^lli-rv Koail, ut lla- liui^k of ttio Kost HuiiM.s 
fCiuila Lumpur. WIr'u the Bri^^'jule arrivoil llio fiiv lia<l c-implete 
])08fst>sstou uf lh«^ preitiiBPA. Aflfr boiiic dvUiv m gt'ttiuK u|} Kteuui 
the en^ne vrM g«»t to work nad ft ropioiis ijisohiirfjc of wnl^r was 
lit.Mm.*<l on thr liiiriiiu'X ninsH ; Imwc-vt.-r, it wiih Htioii n)>)<tir<*ut that 
nothing fonhl Ik- smvoit, and tho Imiltliii;: anJ its i.-mtonts wt-re lolally 
de8ti>ive<l While the fire wao nL^in}< auU showers ot tilce and roof 
timbers were fulUug. Cuj't. BellHiny cuteivd and rescued a i>oar un< 
fortunate inonkpr who was sofn chaim-d iiiidcmeath the house, making 
fimitio tfudeavoiirs to ^et fn-e. CJeiicnil nvmpiithv in f<*lt for tho 
owner of the {•nMi)inL>», Mr. ft. SitlFatier, wlm waiiiwav at the limt' on a 
riBit to Singapore. The oi-igin of the fire is unknown. Not the least 
of Mr. Suljftlier'd diffiniltics in oouueciion with (iie Imriiiu^ of his 
dwellin^-htiiiMe, is thv fart Ihtit " c-hitH." reiiresenlittjjt a lar>;p' amount 
in outstanding iu.-<'0imt», were cc^nrttuiHiI, Mr Buluitii-r, hnwever, 
feels ooufidbnt that tht.' fact uf the chits 1.>eiu({ dt-Btruved will make hut 
little difference, and that, in fact, it will lie the caiiM of the money — 
of which. nutupan>-. he etaudH verv much iu niH*d at jtri-scut iH'in^ 
|>aid nl! the kimukt. Xo dniilit he in rjulte ri>;ht. 

"Amtwjdt," writes a coiTeapondeui, " who has the misfortune of 
lieio^ ohliged to enter on hiiKtneMs or for luiy other n.utsnu — tiotnc ftt 
the Chiucse dweltini^dtontu-s iii the 'heart ' *if llu- li>un, aud ai^cend to 
the n»H:und ntnn^v, woidd receive (M'rhaj'S ii r.illier ritdf siliock on Iwititj 
confrontetl with i^neh |>riniilive ainiitarr arran^ments as hnve sug- 
geitwl themselves to (be intnutes. To talk of them— in verv many 
cftWA — as " whited sepulchrea " would be no p-reat departuiv from 
Ut«ral aci;uracy. Perhaps tbiti ia one of those cases where noljody is 
rvalK re»iKinsible. but yet — the recent outbreak in China makes ouo 
think, and the nature of nne's Ihon^hta an> nol altof^ther eomfortJof;," 

Tns QoverHiftcnl OaetUe of tlic 18th inst. contains the list of 
Visiliu)^ Justices. Kuala ljuni]mr. th« PuMje Oanlens ('nmmittee and 
the Selanfjor Mus».-iini Committee for \S^5. Satnnlay and Monday, 
the 2OII1 aud *28th inst., will Ite oliservird as publid holidays for the 
Chiuetw New Vesir ; and enn-kerB may not be fiivd in the main ulreets 
of the town, nor on the roads round (he Panide Ground, uor on the 
road from the Parade Ground to the Kailwiir Stittion. Bomb* mnst 



not be fir&\. The foIIovriDg notificatton reganling Excliacgo Compeo- 
sation AUow&uoc is al«o publislicd : " Id order to avoid aur possible 
uuuiidi'i-aliuidin^' hereafter, it ia hereby notified tliat excluui^e cum- 
pcufalion nllowauce in not a peDSioimlile Pmolumeat." The fullDirtng 
t)tatt!iiieut iwcurs lu tho uiioutos of n iULH!tiug of the KunW Lumpur 
Sanitary Board: — 

Actual Rerenue jt|23,22£.60 

E8tiuiat«>d „ lOO.dSO.OO 

Surplus 22.3«.6£» 

Kutimated Rxpmliture 86.124.0U 
Aeliial ., 71.205.8fi 

Hiiknt'e uucxpeuded S U.9l8.1i 

Estimated Revenue 123370.00 
Ex])eiiditure 13H,1 74.00 
Eipeudiliuv iu exu\*».8 14.^04.00 
The Chiuese Emigraiiou uud luiiiiigrafion Rvtunu ffivc for the vear: 
Emigration. 2U.20G (1893, 45. 1*42 ) ; Jmuugration. 45.597 (1893. 
4^.111) ; shewing auincreaae of iniinigration over emigration of 19.391. 
as agaiaet 2'i.762 ia 189:1 The truffic earnings on the S.O-U. for the 
mouth of December wen- $61,725.52, being an increase of il4>.7ul.44 
over the correBpouding month uf 1893. A reiy useful Postal Notice 
ia issued from the P. and T. Department, which is reprinted in our 
advertifiemenl puges. The followiug table, published iu the aame 
OiU€tt«, speaks for itself : — 


IncretMo in 1894 

Tin Exported. 





Tin Opo 








Out; CoUoeted. 

PikHh. 9 c. 

281.759.61 1,081.842 61 

375.337.50 1.417,185 89 

93.577.89 335.348 28 

Tub regular monthly meeting of the Committee of the Setongor 
Club was held ou Weduesday, the Uitb inst. Present, Mr. Ebdeu in 
the chair. Mr. Bligh. Se<*ret4try. and Messrs. Carle, P^xdd, Hnssell 
and Sanderson. Messrs. J. J. Tait. F. Fox. B. Nissen, and (i. V. A. 
Sanderson were eleeted members of the Club. Among other business 
the qut'^itiou of tho liability of proposer and seconder for debts 
incurred by Visiting MemWrs, was diBcuisst'd ; the Secretary was em- 
powered lo decliiit! U) receive atVr banking hours rtwh |<ayments of 
OL-eounls due by members ; on the Huggestiou uf tlie eutertaiument 
eub-Commillee. it was resoWed to have a " dgareltee smoker" on 
16tb February and a dnncc la Miuvh. 

A GK^fEBAi. Mkktino of the Shareholders of the Mnwmiv Hall 
Company will bo hold ut (he MoMiuic Hall onTliursday. tbeSlst inst., 
at 9 p.m., lo dispose of the following agenda : 


1. To receive and (»naider the Statemcut of Income and Exix^ndi- 

ture and the Balaniv Slieet. 

2. To sanction the payment of int«^rest . 

8. To receive the reports of tho Diri'etorB and Andittn-s. 

4. To elect a Director in plat* of Mr. Watkins. wlio ivliivs by 


5. To elect the Auditors. 

6. Oeueral businesB. 

The Klang Recreation Club's financial statt.>iueut for 18l>4 sIil'wb 
receipts amountinff to i<738, of which the chief itemn are S135 broiijfht 
forward from 1893 account, ^251 BiibucriptiDiis, and S250 (Joveru- 
ment contribution ; in addition there are outstaiKlinicH due amounting 
to $738. The expenditure amounted in s71(J, the hir;,'C8t item <»f which 
is 9322 for "Games," the eo«t of renovation of llie billiiird-tablc, ^-277, 
accounts for this item beinj^ i-atlier lar<i;e ; tbe outstanding liiibilities 
amount to 863. 

At a meetiujf of the Museum Committee, held ou the !Hh instant. 

the Chairman laid before the members tlie Financial Statement to the 

end of 1894. It was resolved that the labelliuy of the sjiecimens be 

taken ia hand as early as possible. The Committee aclinowledj;*,^! 

with thanks the rewipt of tho folluwinj^ contributions to the Museum. 

Mr. J. P. Rodjfcr ... A fiinj^us, termed nunu- irtiiitu by Malays. 

Mr. E. M. Alexander... S|)eciuicu8 of tin shewiiij^' crystalliue iorma- 

tiou, aud a block of irou pyrites. 

Dr. Scott ... ... Au owl hawk. 

Hr. J. Lindsay ... A ground thruuh. 

Mr, R. Charter ... A crested honey buz/urd. 

Nunilnir of visitors during' Di-cember ... ('•'■'< \^ 
Previously ... ... ... ... S;irt 

Total 1894 ... 8.80fi 

At a General Meeting of the Selan;,'or Fire Brigade, held at tlic 
Solangor Club ou Monday, the 21st inst., it was unanimously resolved 
to recommend Capt. H. F. Bellamy for tlie Loujj Service Medal of 
the National Fire Brigades Union. We luiderstaud that these medals 
arc to bo given in recognition of ten years' continuous Bcrvice, with 
merit, in auy Volunteer Fire Brigade affiliuteil to the Union, and as 
Capt. Bellamy, we believe, orgjtuised the Selangor Brigatle in iSSi. 
and lias since that time worked haixl to bring it to a high state of 
efficiency, he is fully entitled to the coveted honour. Theiv are but 
75 applications for these medals, althougli the Uuiou register coverei 
Aiver 20,000 names. 



Ons RtiwaDg Correapoudfnt sends the Followinf; : — " Thuru luive 
beou out It'Ms thau ihrevs altompts to ttcl tlic towu on fin; tiuce thu 
hc^iniiiii^ of the month up t-o iliite. tbe 23rd instant. Fortunately, 
owiuy to (lie t'Xt'rlious of tie polki' and dume of tin? fire-WKtilitdeu 
in the ]>ay of the Rawaoj; dliopk^-e^t-rs. thi'v were lu wu-li lu^tuuru 
fnifitrated. Lust uij^ht the elerlric light wu* used for the iimt time 
iu UIu SeluUKor, the GamUiiig Farm at Rawang being- illuminated. 
TIii«* l>ri^htiie88 of tJie Hi;ht« wils greatly admired uml ii|>[)reeiated by 
the |«snjle, and in ii short time, I Ijelieve, all llie (thopkeepers here will 
have tbe electric IiKl't in their shops. At two o'clock this morning a 
bull was carried away from the heart of the town, jiut behind the 
market, lir a tiger. The bnite. after making a meal of the hiud 
quarters, left the eareaBs on the outskirts of the jungle within forty 
yaixU of a Malay house. The loialitv ih>I heiiig Hiiitabie for tbe 
pur|mne of kiH-pin^^' ii Imtk out for Mr, Stn}>e8. when be returus tu Ida 
jirey t.<j-iiiglit, ^uu tmpK will he laid on llie «[«it thiB evening, while 
thy airca«B ha* Xkvu. jujisoued," 

A, OoftiisspoKDEKT wriU^ti: I forward you a cuttinfr from the 
Ceyfon Oheerver whi(.-h. I think, should prove of inten-al to nmuy of 
your reudora who Iia%'e tJio well'uro of the State at heart, ae shewing 
what might K- dune hen;, and, po»iibly, iu eounectiun with the 
Government Facton' :— 

" BejfulAtiotw fnr the 'rwhnit'R.1 Imrtitiite hftw now hwn pubUitho^ in the 
CatHlf ir«m whit'h it »pp«ir« tliat ntu-lvnts wlio ili,-gir>> to valer mii a full ctfUnU 
iiiunl )"■ not li-8H than l.'i j-i-jtnt »f n^ci muitl pi .xliii-i^' ii. .-aiiiKfiu^tKr.v rpfcrenoo 
from 111'- m-lKW'l tlioy Uvrt attondi-il; niuirt Mtiafy the Exaniinp-riijw tojioewwrion 
oFmiffiiiviil kii>>wU>il);<t in ll) Kniflii^ti I^ritiUng nitd (TiiiripnHiliiiD.nm] Writin}^ 
from nik-tfttion. (2t M»th<-nmtit-K Al^lim, up lo iiik) inLhuliiitf Siniplij 
'R<(iu)tt<>ni<: Buclj"!— iit-"il( I. TlwCvrtitii.Titi?* of tlieOxff>nl ur CamliriJire Local 
KiainiDBlioD. or tjf ill*' Wntrioultitiin Kxittiiiniili«a of Inilin Uriivi-roiticin, or of 
thu Miitriiriilntiuli KsnminAtinn of the IjOndDii U>iiv«Tsi(y. nill t-xeiupt vandi* 
diitt'M from Ihe Knlranci- Kxiiiiiiiinlii.ni. Tlio Onliiinry i*inir»«ii of mliuly will 
oxti-cd o^-pr two years , Imt Blutknls iniiy cmtinue for thrw ycnra. The 8«Mion 
of iiCL- \-f-iLT in (livi'lod iulu tlirwr tcnus, with tlio lututU vtivnticoR. The lunini of 
Btmly will tw from lt)-:iy a.m. to VJSO p.ni., nn«i fruDi I p.m. to 4 p.m. everjr 
week limy vxeept Sfttitrttay. All I<vi1ii, nppliioicea. himI uint^riKl*, «ilh ciTtain 
exceptions will W' pruviilod for ilio fltmlonte; hat h du|KiHit of two Hod a half 
nipvea will he re^^nireJ of each Btudt-nt «t the eommaic«ment of cvei^- t«mi. 
freiu whii'h will \w di-ducti-H the co«t of luiy artielea dmruagMl ur brolcDn, and of 
liny duniHiff to !u-h'>ul pmjHTty, th'* tuilatirp tn'iujr it'iMtiil nt the end nf th» 
Sf^'wunn. Kooh vliidenl iintst provide hinifolf with S'jap luid towida 1-v lavatory 
UK. dniwiiitr inBtrunifolB, anali-'a, and pocket ruled. Kvcry student ia rcquiretl 
to prepare in the prviti'rit'iMl booicH The Iccttireii and lal^'^nktury not«4i and liom« 
etextiiKK with retsitlurity, fotnew, n«ivtui%M, and aceuracy. The fera. payable in 
adTKDce. will In; sevon rui>«;«*i a month, or twi-nty rupfco a t*Tiii, or (Ifty mpCM 
a SuMUon of three teroiB, for studi-'nU Uikio){ the fail coui've. Ko vlatm BhaU lie 
for BDjr rcfimd of fveit paid on hchalt of n Btutknt who has boeti srntcDonl to 



"The SylLibiw /or th» First Tear UiclnJiw : Drawiu^. "Workihop PnustJco. — 
Wood-wnrkinp, M'-tal-wi-rltitiff. I^-ftum*. HuDifwindox. Alpiti-n. Tri(fijna- 
nintrj. L«hon»t<Ty work — I'nuticftl MorhAiiica. In Dn- So*v.nil Vfar, llicrii will 
Iw lulnuicvd «Ui^a uf Dniwmjf. Wvrk»)t"]i i'rarlii.T. VVo'"I-»'>rkiiiir. Sli'tnl- 
lfOl%inK< Ixvtun'M. I'mctiidl Ami A|iplii;i| Hi'<:-h»iii('fl. I'hytii^ >, MHtln-inatii'o, 
Irftboeatory work, M<.n.-liJLU)i'a. Aa tt^JOo lu jfj^^il'lu niTnui^'vuivutgi xttl to iiui'lc 
fnr holdioi; ipociAl elju!M'» nt li^w frm. and nt <7«nvi^iiunt hoitnt of the (]»/, to 
which itny respectabW Kn^lMli-MtN-AkiD]; uiah or yvuUi Alxfv« tb« »uv tA W jvmt» 
will h« ulitfiblv for ii'ltuis*i<>u." ^^^^^ 

Fboh ttie Ut Pfhruarv ut-st )lu' «.«. Snjipka will Ivmi- KIilii}; L-vrrr 
Tne«tlAf at 5 p.m., aud wiU not i-all at Port Dicki»oii after thitt Uute. 


THE mirk of biiildiuK' aud fiimiHliiu^ llio ii<-w Cburrh of St. Marj 
(ho Virjfin is now pra^-tictillv i-onnili'te. and it liaM kfu ii:iiillT 
dcidcd by tlic Committee tfial (be IxiildJng is to hi- v\H'uvil 
on Saturday, February l>lh. wlieu the Biahoit of Sitruwak and 
SiD^ii]H>ri>, w1ii> arrtviti by the Miilm-ra on tin- previonK day, will, with 
the asdiatanw of the R4*v. Frank W. Haine<i. conduct the uaual 
conseoration scrvitv aud aftcrwardji ffiv--: il sennori or addivMn. 

The (iuie of the serviee, whieli muBt take pWi' in the inoming, 
hu8 lieen fixed for A a.iti.. ho tliat it may not interfen' with buKiness. 
It will U? u ebonil serviw. aud w« shall jsec for the first time in 
Sol&aii^ur a 8\irpliced thoir. 

ACt«.T the oiMMiin^ of (he New CimrL-h the tinic! of the c-vcaing 
■enriee will bo altfred from *3 p.m. (o 5 ji.m. 

The Secn-tary •.•I (h>^ Clnir-'h Comiuitt*^ aekuowIedt:»>a Iho rewipt 
of a further doimtiou lo the New Chiiivh ItuiMin^ Fund of ?2!i from 
Mr. S. L^^T ParnotiH, and ask? iw to tijptiii remind thuee »ub«*,'ril)ers 
who haw not yet paid their pr<»miwd dotiationft that at the pn-Ment 
lime the money U ui^eatly re(|uired Ut luevt Uiu uijkmuh's of building 
and fnmiHhini;. 

More money is yet required to iT.mplete the work, and further 
duuatioDH will l)e gladly receivbd. 

1, — Betrothal. 

" T^ ETKOTHAL i» willed ttthaninin or yiitan^an. When the parv-nts 
1") iHTivivQ a Buitable " raateh," ther Bend a messenger t^i the 
j iMirentR of tho favinireil individual tu a«k if nlie bus bceu 

' " l)e^[H)ken"' (kala inula nrfing nebutj.ornoi. If the answer lu favour- 
able lheme«BeU(j[er is a^ain despatched iiad sinuiiiejt the intention of the 
youth's father lo "U^Bpeak" her hand for Iuh sun, amin^in^' u dav 
for the nieetinj!. Of eom-se these preliniiuarie** are aeeoinpaiiietl by the 
nsuiU polite ^*lf -depreciation on both sides. Th«F», the ^c'lrVti father 
hepnB, " You are aiirious to ask for (he hand of my iliiiyhter, who 
knows neither howloeiKib Uorhnw tosew " (ynmjta'hthu was<Tk,ia'toka 
nte»jaU). But it U Dot carried so far a« in Chiua. 



The ^Vb parents raU four or fire witDOssee (tatfni) of either ».-x 
to wil.nc!«H (hi> lietritthni. uiii] |iri-pu.re a meal (niui dan kurh i, of ti'r 
wliitih thev await the arrival of the joutb'* father and his partly, tho 
proposer, however, heiiic Ii^ftal home. One of the party carries a nirih- 
truv (iiraishod with the UHual ae^-etisoTies. (ajfclher with haif a bhara 
in doUnrs ($11) a.-eordiuif lo the stricter custom ; or faiUntf the 
dolhii-s. a riu>{ or briWH^let or other jewellm' of that valne. 

With the*^; ^iftM the party of the pr(>pi>M'r proceed to the house r»f 
the ffirl's father, and art' Invited t(» rui*T, when Ihey piirtfilte of ririk 
]>rovided by the poople of the house. A meal is served. Malay cakes 
{JiMh-ttuh) brou^'lit forward. and the mu»t>a4ir BKain |jartake uf ^iVi'Ji. 

Tlie two parties next ait down in il " family ein;U-," and one of tho 

Eroi>osfr's partv [nishcH ftirwurd {fii-mirnag-kaa) the »iriA whirh was 
rou(.'ht with them, dnd offere it to tUo people of the hoiiue, suyiup, 
"This is M pled^-e of betrothal with yonr dftUfililer." Theju'irl'it father 
replies. " Be it so. I a«Hvpt it," and ii)i|uir(« how hmjf the en^ageiu6ut 
18 to last, the answer beiuut "six nmnthR" or "a year" asthe owe may 
he. Both ]fartied theu appeal to the witneitsed to" hear what in aatd." 
aoid reUirn to their homes. 

The H'lmilted marriaye jKtrLion bein^ two lluim* uf dollorB ($44) 
the amount is not luoutioned at tho tietrotlial, it beini* understood 
that the iiBual amount \» iutoiided. But if the jrirl whould afterwards 
prove rehielaiil to proteed with (lie maleh, the plediju is doubled and 
]H»id to thf" proiiosHr; if tlie latter cries off. he lo'ws Ins nlt»d|^'.moneT 
($11). Some famiUeH ]ki\ a marriage [K>rtioii of 93U only, but this u 

However, the pi'l''* family docs nr»t m ftict receive ajivthinff like 
tlui woi'th of $44. U^eausc if the $44 i^ ]>iitd in full, they are boimd to 
present the proposer with o coniplote outfit of silk attire, of th« 
value nf about $20, so lb»l the amnunt whieh actually cltaU(p>H bauds 
is seldom more than about $20. The difference Ix-tween pivantjun 
and tttuaiigan appears to bo that the former is applied to the 
incamplete and the tatter (o tlw eouipleted cerouiony. 

The Malay jianct^e, unlib(^ her Eiin^ptwn siHter, is ut tbo nfcmoel 
pains to keej) >»«( of her Liver's way, and to attain thist object ahe 
IB " as wHt4!hful &s a tif^er." No«n]{agement-niig is ased in this nelffh- 
iMiurhnod, no priest (or Leh<ii\ is pn'Keutut the een'mony. mtr is the 
pirl asked fn^r her consent. When ehihjren are betrothe<l the bargain 
is coucluded by rerlwU promtaeH, no witnesses beiuff necessary or surety 
being given.— W. S. 


(A Chat with thk "Heuo o9 R\iin,") 

THR witty and versatile author of "A Trip across the HoJay 
Peninsula with H.E. the fjovernor" (Singapore Frm Pre^, 
IfV.H). lum left wry little lo Ik- said as re^^rilB tho journey to 
Raub (from Kuala Kubul, the present appearance of the 
workings, etc.: Rjiub. however, is a subject which may be considered 



ftfm maitT prrinu of view. «acfa one of which haa au iot«re«t of id 
own for Enulishmeu. and I tht-rffon? VftidiTc to ho|K' that do a|toIo^y 
is netted for tin* imMicatiou of a ft-w furtiu-r d<;UiU piekod ii|i in a 
Iriog vi-riL t^j Rttub at llif eloso oi lant yi-ar. 

The " H<'rrt itf Kuiili " (lui lie wa« unit- hanptK- dultlM'd l»j Sir 

'Cetiil tjinitii) is, it wilt In- reiiii-mbrtv^d. a nmctical niinint; fnu'inwr 

UhI au AuMtmliau. aixl biu view* du f^vli niiuiUK ia Puhau};, as 

compartMl with gold luiuiag tu Atutnilia, iihould be of aotae iu< 

Urtit aud value. 

" Broken Hill." sava Mr. Bibliy. •• was. before rniniiif^ opt^rationi 
vere «t&Tt«d. a taerc arid wants, not oulv destitute of two ^t-at 
lUwiiierata tor sut-'i-v^ftil miuiu^, fuo) aud wnttr, but diHtaiit Huiae 
buudivdH of mileu ( I Ifelien* wmie 40l> or 501) itiJIe^) froui thf iimrt'iit 
port, Adolaid**. What watvr wa« indiapeneabic fur di>m«eti<? nsn waa 
oiily nbtaiDaUltt iu sqiuII i|iinntiTiea and at eQMrtnoiiK riiot. And the 
»uly limber prucurabk' (r.y., red pinn, eU:.) wait what hiul Wvu brouKhl 
fmra th«? Wt-atwrii Statt'n of North America — a journey of thouaaodl 
of laiU-a ! 

" W'edt4-rn Aiutraliu. apiiu. was uo 1<»« liudl/ ufT forwutt.'r; in 
SarX, watt-T wua itold Ihirt? at &vc iihiliiu^B tbi? gallon, and wait not 
alwavt) pnx'iirnblc at that. At Murcbiunn, vimilarl)-, no timlter «aa 
pnx-Drable, either for niiiiiaK piir|'0*^ or evc-o for firvw<Kxl, aud it had 
U) be ini|^i»rl<>d at alni'Mt pn^hibttiTe priees. And at Cocil^'urdie, of 
■hi<--h wo have U.t«lr hf-ard »o inurfi. tb*' onljr water procurable waa 
obtaioed by tho condeiisioj,' of salt water! The MaUjr Pt^niiisula, 
OD tb>.' other hand, iu strikiDji; couiraxt to theae st'rioua diHodvitutaf^. 
ia uuqut'stiouublv oue of the iSneat tiwiliered. and fiueat wator-uoncrcd 
countriea ia the world, and, ao far, the cotDparisun ia diatiariljr to lis 

"But there ia ret u thirl tpieMton of qq small iniportauve. that 
of the coat of labuur. Native lab.iir, at nar mt4_* iu tbeae |Narla, 
mar rerr aafely be pat down at &0 <--eDts (mt diciii or 93.50 a week, 
labour ui QueenaUiid maj be pui at from hi IOh. t<> JUa week, thf 
average being about j£7). In Weateru Autttralia it iit higher, JC\ ItM. 
being about the avcragir, aud at Broken Hill it ia uol U^m tliaa ten 
diiUingi per diem. Hetux it ia undeniable that as regards timU'r. 
water-powtT and tlie coat q£ labour the companaaD i> dcad>'dlj in 
favour of the Peoinaula. aiid there muat Itr strong rvaaoiia wh^ tbcrv 
ia not vtrt more Ennriivau mioiag in Pahang. TbfHu ur«— H) the 
&lae but wid^Bpread luipressioa that g^dd in Paluuiif wiU u«H pgiy 
the CfMit of working, and (2) the way in which the (lublic luu ■ii(TiT*d 
at the hand of th».- proroot«ra of eonipuuiea whicli w<,*nf o«»er iot<--Dded 
to engage in bondfidt mining. If tbepublic wen? to start with wtnall 
oomfAniea and a moderate amount of rapita.!. tu ioaiat on bim'} fide 
mining, and to at^ that nrme but necessary and rea«>nablttvx|ft*udituro 
were inrrurred, titer would find that a (joo'l msoT fortunea arv alill to 
he made oat of ^abang. which may be dex rilMx) as a Tiat gold-field, 
aa is proved bj the innumefabttr sitnace wurkiuga all over toe State, 
and which hare long since lieea abandoned to the jungle. At one 
time indeed, tbe Mjuav Peniawk muit hare prodvoed moat of the 



gfold of the £ast aud Uiub have Tell deserved lis name of tlic ' Golden 


"At Eniil) tlif wluiW of the cnuwsttiun on tlie litic of the liHles litis 
been ihoroiiKhlv wi.»rked over. iH-th for alinnal luid fur ]o<]i-'iiiin)aK 
jmrposes, ri^'lil dnwu t«» tin? wulcr Ifvi-l. Thew mirbs slu-w tbut at 
one time a Iar>j«.- iKipnlatiuti miwl have L'sisU'tJ in llie i)eii;hlx>iirhood. 
and that tht- pc-'iffif who workM thciii wen- skilled iu thi.- art of mining. 
No noTices uould hare fxeeuted ibe works i-arri«i out liy ihem — 
witnvHti their iiu'Chnd uf ' liuiU'rin^,' nut onlv iit. Kaiih, l)iit at 
Seliosiug, Punjom and niiiuerous other lUaces in the State - *ime on 
a scale even more ext«n«re than those at Kaub being known to 

"Thu origiu luid Ihf diwtpiieanuiceof this peij]»le ore alike ttTapped 
in myatery. thi-re being no trace of buildings such as are to be found 
in other parte of nouth-eaet Asia (e.g., India aud China) whtTc gold 
mining has lietMi wirrii'd on. It \» by no inHtiiiH ii^rtjiia thai th'.*y werv 

"IlJs an exlraonliuary and iuexfilicablc fuit tliat the history of 
the Malay Peulniiiula. situated as it is Mu-ccm thv Iwu uxmt [K>i>nlou9 
rt'^(>n» of the ancient aud modern world, ia, com|>aratirtfly speaking, 
a total blank. 

"Sij much for the jtafct. Tlie working cmt of Ibf ulhivial fields 
vill require the mining of the future to l>e of a different uud higher 
order, accomjwiiifl by the superior applianeea and knowledge whicli 
can only he fnmiMhed by Western civilisation. But when it in once 
properly uudwatood that the great extent and richnc«s of the reefs 
which are already kiiowu to exist will handsomely rei»ay any sum that 
may lie legitimately cxjM'uded on tlieni, lUcn* can be uo reawuiablo 
doubt that European miners will Hock tn I'ahang just as they have 
flocked tu far leati iieeedsidEe distru-TH in AiiKtvaliii. The niad imw under 
coDstructiun from Kuala Kubu to Kuala Lipis will unduubtL'dly play 
au iini'urtant j>art iu the develcpuieut of Ulu Pahtuig, indircetly 
benefiting Selaogor at the same time; and fully justifying His 
Excellency's progrensive policy in pushing eu thiH ini[H>rliiut work. 
But at present tlie rapid deveIo]tment of Piihang or othei-^'ise. and 
it« future popularity with Eurc>i>can companies, depends upon Iho 
efforts of the varioua bunii ^'(ic! comiiauiea aln^v estubliiihfd in the 

Tlu^rc iH little to add to what Mr. Bihby huK Maid, unleiw it l>e to 
say that hia singleness of purpose, his pluck and his strong practical 
cbaraeter have larjjely cimtributcd Im Ihe present BUi-cews of the enter- 
priae iu which he is engaged, and of which he speaks (tis the author of 
'A Trip across the Peninsula * aays) with such h(Mie<it enthusiasm. I 
attach ui tabular form, however, the resulttf uf the cruahiug at Raub 
since work was comraeaeed in ]8iK), which may prove of interest lo 
rradem who are not in a position to obtaiu vucli iuforraation else- 
where. The valuelessneas of a siugle crushing as an indication of the 
richness or ntherwiw- of a gold field, should be 9uftiinently. though it 
is not generally. cvidL-nl.— W. 8. 



1 Seplembpr 

1 Decrmber 

S June 
4 Somnber 


B KyrA ... 
• Jniw 

7 October... 

8 Decniiber 


B JfulUUT 

10 March .. 

11 Xajr 

If Si^tfimbfr 
19 Orcembvr 

14 April .. 

M 3u\f ., 
18 Norember 



) 1.3.10 











oz. dtrf. fji: 
M'>7 9 li 

797 13 IW 

l»23 4 00 
1,001 IV 00 

£il (M u) 

253 17 00 

am III 00 

61 10 0<l 

sn VI ou 

2)^1 :t 00 
1,007 IS IJ 

8.47M lli 12 
l.lil'l t( 00 

705 12 00 

IKki 3 INI 
lltl INI 

All f 111)11 ilii'Olit Kniili Kolcttni) WmtiTn 
l,i)il(- in nlH>ii1 ii|Liul ]iroi>i>rtioiH. 
l)ii. <lii do. 

I)l>. c|i>. llll. 

!;.>. il<i. <!<>. 

Ifciiili Kiili' WiirkiihiTMli-sIrivi'il 1ij; RooA 
lliis ijiiiiill) (Novi'iiiIht) ; which nf- 
c<-!v.it!ili-il n new ili'iMii'Iiiii' in thp 
wiirkiiiK^. It was lnUnuvd li.v thn 
hiliniiK IJi>iliirl>iiti<-i<!< fnini Dmoiu. 
Iht t>iiwni-ils, which iihiuMt mined 
Ihi' ()iniiiittii.v. 

Fitiiii tin' Wi-slrni I/mIi' Hlnm", 
Do. <ln, del. 

IXi. (In. clfi. 

Tritil i-rti»liiiiK Knsli'ni Ixiili' Hftvrwardu 
nliiiinloni'd U'l-jiiisi' proHixvU were 
■ml Hiiltlfii'iill.v jiti>iiii.Ni))|c. 

>i'<-w Kiiiili Hull- .Sliiift -liiiiliT fiiriiiMliMi 
in |iiiii. lull iiiii'.tly Wnili^m I.^e. 
Do. ilo' iln. 

l''ii!tl (-ni-iliiiii ri-i)iii the >>«■ Loili- fRoitli 
Itolt'l whii'li )iiis hfvn iinil i» Htill 
lii'ink! woi'ki-il sii''n-H.s[iilI.v. hikI Htiull 
pr<i]Hirlii)TifiTuii West I'M! I.o<lc. 
Ih>. ill). Alt, 

l)ll. (io. ilo. 

Frmii IIk- ttioih lloli- iiiiil Knkil Koiiun 
(Mirfiiif workiiitw) ; Wcsli-ni Lodu 

iH'iilJf I'llM'll. 

Ilo. iIo. lio. 

rriii''l|i:ill,v lliikit Kiiniun. 

Bktterv atopped lor B))Oiit two luoiillu fmni An^iisi to Si-iiii'inbi'r, i^.H. to erect IliHextn 

lO-nead oi of amp^. 
Sorember and UeCfinlMir cnmliinm wi-rn not .vi-t clmiicii iiji « lieii I wii-. al Kiinb. lull, in a 

letter dated ISlh Jftniuo*, ISM, Mr. Bibby s.n.i-, ■OiiiNisl eliiiii ii]ih;ish iciy fniroiit— 

onncfM SU7.I.0 Ironi J,l!10 tons."— W, S. 


Lining, Holing and Plakting. (Vmii.) 

TN laud where there is iio stone, holes 18 in. dceji, 18 in. broad at the 
I top and 1 foot at the bottom are suftirifiitly liir^a'. but where the 
I ground is rocky, 2-ft. holes should lie i-ut, in order thiit the plant 
^ may havo develoi)ed t^ood strouj^ roota before encountering^ obstaelos 
which might check its f^rowth uuder^'roiiud. In fairly easy soil a 
cooly can cut 60 18-in. holes without dilficulty, but to every 10 nieii an 
axe cooly should be allowed to help the luiler lo reniovu hard roots, etc. 
In Btony (ground, the work beiu^' projjortionafely much heavier, from 
25 to 40 2-£t. holes according to the locality may be exiR'cted per man ; 
the best tools for holinpf with are tiie chaiif^'kiil and BC(H)p, t lie latter being 
an iron instrument wluch any ordinary Cliiuese blacksmith will make, 
fitted with a loug wooden handle and in shape reseniblinL; a magnified 
cheeBe-scoop, In stiff clayey land the scoup should lie used sparingly, 
more especially if the holes are to remain any leufjth of time exposed 
to the elements before lieiu-; tilled in, as this instrument Iriuia the 



fclgi's iind Bifles of tlie Tiolea very i-leiin ami ilie hot sun pUyinj; npoa 
tbem duKstvjufntly t^^rids t« mako thorn verj' harj, coaseqiit.'utt^' th*' 
plant's yonng nnttlets instead of ]>eiietTat)n^ throUf^li the sidea 
of the holes work roiuul iiiitl ^el iu linK' hoiieleaslv liloL'kL-d aud 
clo({gC(l. In the ufiniou of a ^nat iiianv planters, as loiigi; a tinte 
as posBible shuulJ he allowed Xo eliipii>e before the holt's are lUlt?d iu. 
but I lAUnut help thiuking that the luiportituee attac-hod t» this i» 
Ttry tiiucli ex»^;^erat<'tl, us, lieinjt presseil for lime, I was Bompi,'lle<l im 
one occa«ion to fill iu the holes, in what is now undoulit^ly my best 
clearing, only two days after they were out. This work of filling in 
ouiuot be too carefully iittended to, all the earth removed frou) the 
hole should be rejei-teil iu fiUin)^ in, iind fine Hurt'iLre Hoil, (|iiitc (nx of 
lumps or any hard snWa-uco likely to interfere with the roots of the 
plant, should \>f sub»tituied. and well hea|>ed up. as it will aiuk at it 
wttles down. A eooly if be doe^ his work really well will not QuiBh 
filling in more tbao 1<.h> I8*iii. holes f.>erdieDi, and probably with 
the lar^t'r huIoH, the f^Tound Win^' hurd luid st'onr, he will si-an-ely fill 
in more holes than he eun cut. Under no eirt-urostanees should tinr 
poff be rciuwvi'<l when the hole is cut as woliea are m eurcless that if 
this is allowed, it will be found that their holes have been made any- 
where but where they oiij^ht to have been ; holes Hhotild Im eiil L>ither 
above or lielow the pe^, but if ihiR is not possible owing to the 
presence of a root or tree, they may Ixj cut on one aide. The gTXfftt 
thiuff. however, to see 1o. is that the eoolv can give some reason for 
cuttiujf his hole out of line, and this he will never do, if he is allowed 
to pull up the prj;. It ii^ uet^^ssary to W piirtieular ulxmt this, as 
othi-rwiw the hues are irrei^uUr and the plants not their proi«r 
distanoe ajKirt. 

The different systumB of planting have each so tuiuiv ardent 
adroL'Hles that it is difh^nlt to know whieh to recommend. There 
arc four different recoyuised methods of plantin}; : 

(a) With plants as removed dii-eetly from the nursery. 
(h) With stumps — i.e., plants that hare Ixvn in nurKeries for. say. 
a year or vipwards, and whieh have Ihi'U eiit down tu uin. 
above the roots. 
(e ) With need planted atraij^ht out. into the holes. 
((/) With plants removed by transplanters— i.«., with a certain 
qiuiiitily of the earth iu whieh the seed was sown retnoved 
aud plautt^l out with the plant. 
If plants Ktraigbt from the nursery are to Iw use^l grout earo 
should be taken to preserve every btem! root intact, the tap or main 
roots should 1k> Dipp<>d off with a sharp knife, Hufhciently «liort fur 
what 18 left to lie fairly stiff, so as t-o uiiiiiuiize the ehanee of bending 
the root ia |ilanlii4: ; Wnl tap roots mean hopelessly bad tre^js—to this 
rule there is no exeeptiou, and every possible preeaution sliould be 
taken to prevent this oeourrtn^'. If the plants are very small (they 
should never tie i>ut out unltsm lliey have at teaj*t two pairs of leaves) 
the planting; cooly should be made to hold the plant firmly and never 
leave ^ of it uutal he lias with bis uther luiud earef ally ttpix-ad out the 


laterml root;. «>»iere>l ibeci r-Ttr TiTi. *.;.£! i=ri ;-!ie»e-i i-Hn •i>*Ti 
firmlj. bat itx t>» Lipi ; Ikn^ t-1a=.t« =*. '£ I >.-r t' ir.:.f-i ibe suae t»t. 
bat vhh tb«ce it »£II c*:- f"-":;ni & iifc^-il TTv.*i"::-2 lo .-i: oS :irw- 
fonrths of ^ach leaf. i:i -ipirT -.bi.:. »! ■-! z L .- ■ .iz : :C;>» t"-^ i.laniinjr. 
there iut be n> beaiT- -iri-.-viij jT^iT^-i •... ■■■■^ij:!i i -w-^ -b^ b^j-i ■:■: the 
plant and rtn-.p the iyr .-..* aj.. All :lii:* *-.:uli c«? »L*-iej with 
ataps inatA/ia^'f/jr "^J mv j-"^: -r-at. aai Tii* shidr sh .■■=". -i t»r ^TtixallT 
thinned, and finallv rv^a>T*73 tiit>s^':^T. wV*- r'^ r-lini Li* lic*>>tixe 
wdl estaUifbed uti •.-•:'mEi-::s >4 to zrj'v. 

Stamps are mTi-:-fc hir-ii-er TLi3 jIaili*. iv^ifre I-rss sha-iia^ ani ran 
practiallT no n»k of t47ia;j- Tbeir la:' r.*;-:* :»r2:. W>-i-- i-iint« hare 
been (m>i 

icaaonx fordoing tidi •'> i:-n^ l>c-f:-7^ ^nl n-.-: vb^r iLr- aiumf'i are 
to be planted art n ani : in th^ fint j-li-.r-. :r.r ■:-■-:: h^s LatuxalV and 
tapidlT when tb^ r:-.-:* arv -it-iisrurr-i-i. ti-r r;-.-:? thfrmsfr'-res rweire 
a great gtimalof fr.-m th- r'^rnvTsl of the -J-r^r j'-rri;-:: ■:■£ the pUni, 
and lastlr the Ftuici'S will Lsxe just ■.v-imui-h.vI :■:■ sh ->: a^nin when 
tbe time for planti&i; arriTes. and. if the wt-a:hrr W favoural-'e. the 
ahootawill nerer ctas^r ar-'.-wiDeT-in •x-mesTriiirhi awar. L;-:!!: English 
dicing forks will be fjunJ the best tr-i'ls f-j-r removing- simoj-s fp>m 
the nni«erT.asthev2et well undertbeman-l a'.'.-: of levera^ isr^^^iiiitd 
if the stamps are aiiT size. A« in the <.ii^ of jUn;* :a|- r->-.5 should 
be cat back and as maoT lairrak kept od is i-:<s.j:M-.-. tbe j-Iaatintr Win^ 
done in the same way. ev.'ept that the xaj- r>':> l-?i:iir lou^h and firm, 
tbe tame ppwaati'>ns aaainst tending tbr^i are no*. lio.x^sarv. Both 
plants and stamp's should l-e just suffiir-tiilj nrmlv j.ress^-d down in 
planting n<>t to give at all wheu tritr-i with a li^'ht j-uU— and everr- 
thing with bent tap r^-ots or i-^*t lateral r.'-'t* should W ineiorabW 
discard«>d and never i-lanTe-l. Plants and stumps shv-uld l>e well 
watered when sent frjia tbe nnrseir to the fivld. aiiJ eT.;rv planting 
cooIt should be supj-lie-i with a >«sket in whi..-h t'- c-arrv his plants, 
and a piece of sackini;. which »fa':>uld W kfpt s-idkinc wet. to (X>ver 
them and protect them from tht: !>un Wfort- he plants them. 

Planting stxd strai^rht out into thf field can unlj lie rev-ommended 
when tbe ground is dead flat, and fchuuld alwar^ lie imdertaken at 
seasons when ntrular rain mav be exj-e^-trd. The set^. two in each 
hole, should be plante-l al>-iut an inch deep and tlie earth iu hole raised 
aboTe the level of the ijumjundinz ground, in order tliat the seeda mav 
not be buried by any ft-^il washed down by the rain. See-is planted 
should he heavily shaded. 

The system of transplanting is one whivh I do not much like, 
tiiongh I am aware I am almost singular in this re«pe<.'t, ItcL-ause bv 
this method it U impossible !'■ s.?e wbai sort of rouXi tbe plant has. 
and even in the most snc<;es.s ul nursery there is always a i>t'nx'ntage 
of worthless ]>lants. H^twever. as it has many other advantages and 
is widely believed in liy men uf exiK-rieU'v. it is worthy of every 
consideration. Tbe idea is to keep the roots undisiurbe*! and so 
cause as little shock and check to tbe plant as possible, and with 



tliiti objocl iu viow A block of c-Artli in removal from tlie nurser/ 

wiHi thi- jjUi.!)!. I»_r menim of transptaiittTs (of wJiii-li tlipre are tDanj 
varivHt-H). au() thy wlmle thin^: in (ht-n j)lantt-d in tht- holo and 
tlie Iransj'lanti'V wiitlidrawii. Thtf t-ost of carrviiig fmm uursery to 
field IK of courHe iiiiu-h lipavier, [ilnnl.in^ in tliiH way, hut tlip jikntd 
thenist'lvcs iitttnil a Hronylit hetU'r untl tonie on moro qiiiL-klv than if 
the roots are expo8e<l prior to their Wing put otit. Lif^ht shading ia 
advisable, as, tluiUKh with this iiicthod of pluntiiiiir it is uoi fto 
necvKsary, the wtirU is inespeiieiTe, and is alwuva of asBistance in ihe 
event of a drought. 

Shadk.— I am a firm l»rlie\Tr. uoi only in tb«-* dt'sirahiiity. but 
in the tibfolulp ttecf'ity. for planting up Liheriiin roffi-t' with light 
shadf, iiud I stntii^ly nn'omuiL-iid all pluutcrs to have sonietliiu); in 
thy >thit]R' of flhndo treeu [alhixzin mfJorana. in Bi>ite of i(^! spnudiu^f 
roote. being probably the hv»i) plantL-d thnmgli their coSvk about 
60' X 60' by the time it is three years old. I inihesitatiiigly iiMw-rt that 
mir two )jrreat seourjjres, leaf-diseast! and yreen bmt, cannot thrive 
where shade is present, and I Lave it on a very hiffh authority that' 
the only effectual kiiowu rvmedy for anothi-r inRidious eui-my, the 
liorer, is itgain — shade. Crops will not he so lar(»e. but they will be 
far more regular, and our coffee will l>c healthy, more enpecially if 
plantt:rfl r:o in for manuring reguUrly with bulk. 

Another word of advice, do not put all your ogi^R into one baslcet, 
du not have nil your tipMtn phiijh'd wilh notliin); but cofTetf, but on 
high land, and, infiut.onall dry laud, plant yotu* cofifee up 20ft. x20ft. 
with iiutnieRti. wliich aiu always >»e procured from Mr Bailey of 
Peugfrang, The co«t is very Uttlc. the nulm.'ir nnd tht; coffce-lree 
frat^niis** most i-ordinllv and do each other no harm, and after rix to 
eight years retiirna will U? coming in whiih will make the months of 
those wat'-r who have [)liinted nothiu;^ Vmt eoffrt.*. Sago, in wet hind. 
eoeouul« uud t'roii-trer« are all wcirthy of atlvntion. and I am nun; 
no one in ywirs to come will have cause to regret thai the t-ultiration 
of coffee did not »ecure hid uudivided support. 

My attention haa lieen oalled to a rriticism of a portion of these 
"Notes" on the ]iMrt. of the Diatrict OflictT. X.Tlu Langat.in hU Decern* 
ber Ileport. and, an this iit my hii^t contrihution, I trust T may 1m> 
allowed a short refeiviiee to this tiiibjfL-t, an I kw tlii> T>i>itrict i>fl»'«r's 
remarka lia?e Imwu [iniminenMy repnfduced in the cohininB of at least 
one of the loi;ol iwpen*. I note with satisfaction that it is possible 
for planters to obtaiu land outside the prescrilw^ limilK of Klang 
otherwise than at public auctiuu. but as this fact haii U^n Buflicientlv 
advertised by the iaiiue of permits in the Uhi Tiongat and other Dis- 
trict sint-e my notes on the subject were |«nned, it hao not hitherto 
appeare<i to I'ne nec^^ssary that I should espress my relief tiiat my 
fears were gnuindletiJi, In view. Imwever, of the eritjcism referred to 
above, I harileu Ui do so uow ; ^1 (he eiaU)r> tiuie, it would appear that 
perhaps even a District Officer is m-casionally responsible for the 
uinsemiuation of crrouvous imprestdoDa, for only alH)ut a fortnight 
ago, tip«m my asking two of these officials whetlter grants of laud were 



lobe liiiiit«d to 320 acres, one empIiaticAllv proUisted iliat tliw wa« uot 
tbe oise. whilst ihf ntbcr cqiiallj mni»st1y iu>fiure<l niP lliat it «hs. 

Thi» DistriL-l Oflitvr, I'lii Lnni^il. ufk-r iJiitliD^ mo right oyer 
•QcUon ttlo*, <:'^n('ht'Ii>s iyy litiilin^ that, " in no aiHe hns the question 
of... .oharirinj^ anv pivmium N^eu ntii*c*d." In this, lie is strirtly 
com^'l. hut t1it^ quit>rfut hat*, uu]l-«m T am nnirh initttaliou. ttM-n raiscid 
from ^A to .SO cotilH pfr tu'.rf. Thp olJ kTiUA uwrd to In- 93 premium 
and 10 crnts quit-rrnt. ortlic j-orniit hohk-r hod the option of poin- 
mutinj; \*f (wviop 25 i-i'MA qnit-rent and no pr>>]uiniD. Now this 
reminds me of an tdd C'evlon vuni whirli se'^nis to lue to be rather 
apropos of the above qtiolattou. A certain hardworked and oot-oTt^r- 
vrlJ-jiaid estat«! manager having worn nut \x\* ^ddle riding Imi-kwarda 
and ftirwan}? to his work. puri_'has»>d another and i-harged it through 
the estate ace«.nmta: the itvui. liowercr. did uot tfttcajw the eafjle eve 
of his Colombo agents, who returned his-aocounU requesting him to 
eliminatp the olinoxions entrv, whirh he did, hut left the sum total 
unaltered. When oalle*! up^m hv his ixri^leied emplorem for an 
explanation of this phenomenon, be replied, "The saddle is there all 
right, (^utltimen, thom/lt yua don^t «■«• it" Similarly, It ap^x-ju-N to 
Die that in the case now under noticv, the ijreinium is vnrv muoh there 
though it may suit some |)O0|>le not to ace it, and. unless my arithmetic 
is at Jault, the quit-rent of 50 cents psr acre now bein^r chartjed on 
ptantint; land is equivalent to 5% una |ireuiiuu) of 910. whieh is an 
adrince of at least S5 per aen; cm all iit^ricultural holdings leased in 
this State previous to the year of ir«ee 1894. 

Havinff now reaehefl the "Plantinn" »Iit|fe in thesn nntea, whicli 
was all that 1 undertook to do, it only reniaiiis for me to express the 
hope that they may prove of some ase to those who are tteginmng to 
play the game of t^offcc- plan ting. — A Plastbb. 



r« i\r B^itor ft< the Srta>tgoi- Jaumot. 

Sir,— I suppose there Is nobody, with perhaps the solitary eicep- 
tion of the Inspector himself, who does not agree with the remaris 
wbicli fell from vour <-orn'»]M)mli'ut. "Crawler," u|xtii this long-Yexed 
question. It is Wd to say what should be done, unless the system is 

To t«ll the inith, I don't thtak the Inspeetor ran do much. There 
are so manv protitnble ways of making money in the Slate that the 
syces arv thorou^fUlv irreHpi>U8il>Ie and inde|M?ndent, and if too much 
pressiin* is hroiigiit' to bear, gharries will ffo out altogether. Such 
would ind(H.'d appear to hi- the ease already, without any such pressure, 
as anvbody knows who has si-ent a eouple of hours (aa 1 have) in a 
fruitless seareh to obtain one in tlie town. It appears to me that 



at least ono powibic solution of the dilTii-uliv is, In otter awi'iaX aud 
«sisy terms to any person or persona of rcappctubUity who will proridv 
a eertain number of t;barri«a, and undortake to provide them with 
pivniea suituble for Uit* i>ur|>ose. This would uot of i-uurai* lie a 
monopoly, as any other fjfuarries, whose owuors kept them up to the 
prescrtbud mark, mi^hl bo Iiceui»ed in addilioD, There i» uo fear of 
their boinj; luo nutiieruuu.— I au9 etc., Orowlsb. 


To ttic KdittiT of iht StJangvT Jcurtutl. 

Sib. — DtiUy and aouoyan<;i> are often L-auaixi by tJbe present 
Byateiu of obtuiiuDt; [>ar<vl8 from t\i« Kiiiiwav Officf . Goods uarinif 
been Hi>nt up fnni) ^in^iipon* aiid dulv tiuvitifd bv Ihi' BcmltT, a 
railway uolic*^' ba^ t«t be waited fnr, nlii^'h arrives by post ftonietimes 
about 24 hours after the goods reach Ktiala Lumpur. This nntioe 
and thi> auiouut i>f the railway char)?e8 baviot; l>eea aent to the )>oodB 
■lation. one niight reaftouably exjieirt to obtain delivery of one's 
property ; but no. you hax'e to go iuto the town and got a forwarding' 
a^ni'fi reei>ipt before you can get it. 

The luetiiieiiger you have t»eut probably dues uot uudentland this 
or know where the shipping a^^nt lives, and retumn to his master 
saying: that they will not ^vr him the tbinfirfl. On goin^ to thu 
Btdtiou it in found that au old printed form, saying nothing about thi* 
agent's reet'ipl.. has beon tiscd a* a notitx' by mistake. The go^idN are 
then delivered and laken to your Imuse by iwud-cartfi or bii II ofk -carts. 
vbich vol) hnve io find yourself. If there are many packai^^ee it is 
most likely that one iH'loiigiii^ to H4»iiii:V>iie else li.iMbit>Q R>nt by mistake; 
this i)i returned with a polite tioU' and a request. Ihut the eorreol 
package may be sent instead ; in reply one gets a vt-rlial raeesage 
(never bv mxy ehauro a note) with the result (hat one haa to go down 
again, when the [>avkage is invariably fuiuid. ]>n)|N>r)y directed, in the 

This is a plain nnrratioa of what haa actually nccnrred. How does 
it compare with the ext«ling armngements of any English Hailway 
Company!' In the town to whieh I lielong a [Hiretd arriving at the 
station is at once brought up to the house by the railway -kHieiala and 
all eliarges ixn; paid in i-ash to the l>ean>r. who then delivers tlie box 
and Btiku you to iuitial the entry in a biK>k which he alnays has with 
him. Wiat difficulty can there be about this ? 

Another thing one notices is that although such a fuss is made 
about agent's rei*ipt«, the Railway does not thmk it neiressary to give 
any nn-pipt at all for money paid as fri-ighl : you send $3 or $h for 
freight charges and never gf t any ns-eipt Io shew that you bare paid it. 

One cao appre»:iaie the amount oi" lard and worrying w.irk which 
tlie Railway has to perform, but office labour might l>e lessened, aud 
it woidd eertainly Ih- a 1*oon to thv iitiblie. if Lite Departmi*nt would 
start some Kvstem of delivering pareels by vans. 

1 am, etc.> A SvrrsutB. 

Ko. 11.— Vol. nX— ft* F^hryary, 1896. 


/CHINESE NKW TEAR, in Kuala Liimpiir. with its attendanl 
L^ rrarkers, bciuibH. " iiiuHicioUH," ttii<l crofrdH of hnlidar awkii)^ 
J Chinese, haa I'omc and ^tie After ootinv thai one of the noafc 
popuiar forms of amoscmcut of the Chtnanian daring his only holidav 
is to drive, or br driveD. about — if it is onlr in a 'rilcisha — the cbi«C 
thiuif to be L-ommont^ on is the diut : tbv rod, UindiuK. vlothM- 
spoilii^ dust. The want of rain had uaxlc the town ]Miiufnlly dry, 
and the Iaf)^ and in<--e88ant traffic alou^ tlie HtnwtH iind ruodii jiut 
f(ftve the finisbia^ tniu'h. Still, notwithBtundin^ the dust, and deapito 
tJin alarming itenia of inU-IIigt'tiro which hitvu luva 8n]>]>lie<l bo sume 
of the Straits {lapem by some fiir-seeiug', but potisimistio. correa- 
pondeot, John Cbinaman npi^'ared to be in the vt;r>- bfst of ipirits. 
and Wnt upon 4>tijoying hiinN<>lf in his own inoffensive way. In 
valkiiiff through the crowded strfels, one could not help being struck 
by the absence of drunkenness am"ii|i< the Chint'se holiday •maVera : 
tber may, it is Lnu\ indulgu in opium, and thH (|ue8ti(>n of the harm- 
fuJneaa or otherwine of this habit is une iiix>ii whicli wi? dou't tntvnd 
to enter, but we fancy few will deny that Chinese New Year would bo 
» time to be dreaded if " John " were addicted to alcoholism. One 
does hear occ«jitonally of a •■ b*iy " to a European taking " too much,'' 
but these can only be regarded as cases of "evU coiumunicatioua 
corrupting (innate) good manners." 

Thx Selangor Club was not a cheerful place during the holidays ; 
"'J|Edancbnly claimed it for her own !— and she was quile welcome to il : 
ti^tfrcially tht^ lieadiuf; Room, Petalingr Street, on the other hand, 
presented an appoai-ance that could be surpaMod, or oven equalled, 
by few other stree Id in the ^at. Liued uu each side by stalls • 
crowded in (.'vcry c»7Uceival iff nook and crannie with Chinese: two 
ccintinuous linen of carriugctt, gharries and 'rikishas— utie young 
Chinese "blood" had a carriagi'-and'Bix willi outridcrs^going 
in either direction; Chinese "bands" playing in the first floor of 
seemingly every other house i a glaring hud, u blinding dust, and 
a strong odour of cooking, et*:.. floating round: no description 
i-ould convey au idea of it! High Street, strangely (^nmigli, was 
comparatively tleserled. Qordou said " belly governs the world," 


tuf: selanhor journal. 

nn<l we snp]><Mie it is tho ftwi of iltpre beiDg so muDv eniin^-hodsea 
there that nmkes Petahng Street bo attractWe to the Ch'uianiaD. 

Tke TakalnifttWii Trou|«e of Jftifaaese performers are at preumt 
"showing" io KuaU Lumpur, baring 0|>eDed on the first night of the 
holida\-8, the 26th ult., with a very fair prograrame. Whon the aauie 
bAud of pt*i-former8 wen* here two veara ago. Mr, Tap Hun Chin, son 
of a furiiier Cuplaiu China, Towkav Yap Ah T^>v, invit«i) the princiiwl 
Eumpeau aod Chinese inhabitants to a piTfomiani.-e, and on huit 
Haiurdai,' ui|;hl he rejH'ate*! thi> invitation ; Mr. J. P. Rod^r, the 
Acting; British Residfot, and a niimeroua ciimpany of hu)ie« and (^^ntle* 
men being prewiit us hi>i ^leata. The iiurv«(.TVtHl jMirtious of ihe teut 
were, at the same time, densely cmwded. There were twelve itemi on 
tlie programme, and the Selangor Baud were "hard at it" ail the 
time. Omatsu on the slack wire, the little boy Suteko. and Takala^ 
gawa divided the honours of the evening, the last-named Iviiig very 
fiiouy in the Clown's aet — some of the husiueHS iu wUieh, hy-thf-way. 
we reiuemlipr Keying as a yoiingttti^r many, many years ago. Thr 
juggling of MeHHrH. Sokiue and Wyemiila, thr top-npiuning and wiru- 
walkiDg of Hasliitiuit'), tlie aoroliatie act of Oniatau, Ouiina and 
Suteko, -ami Ibe dotiMo-trnpese act. were all well rei-etvi?d, and Ihe 
evening's entLTtainment appenred to afford the audience much 
enjoyment. It was not far oflf midnight wlieu " Ood Sare tlie 
Queec" was played. 

Mas W. R. Maxweli. left Singapore, by the Freneh mail Yarra, 
on the 2'Jth ultimo. On the eve of her departure Mrs. Maxwell was 
prewnttnl with a diamond bracelet and aliamroi-k ]>in. " im a token of 
the CBteem and affeL-lionate regard in which she was held by the ladies 
of Singapore." Three of Mrs. Maxwell's sone, Messrs. \V. O., C N- 
and E. Maxwell, wei-c pn^sent to see her off. 

Me. Welmak, who lit reltriug from the service, looks the picture 
of good health and one could well iu))ti;>n<? l>i'" Htarting on along 
spell of Work aa Qovemment Seoretar\-. Unfortunately this is far 
from tlie real state of thiugs, and Mr. Welman has had tiie opiniou 
from a well-known Engliah otuUst that any pr*>louf,'ed stay in the 
East would only Iw at grave risk tu hjs eyesight. Mrs. Welman 
will be very mueh missed by everyttoe ; her bright cheery presenw 
and well-known entertaining powers will be long remembered by all 
who had the pleasure of being numbered among her friends. A 
beautiful song, written by Mrs. Welraao, called "Parle moi." will 


■erre in a inoet appropriate and deligbtf iil way to keep thitt uieniory 
green among some of ua. 

The Rt. fiev. the Bisbop of Singui>orc and Sarawak, at-compaiiied 
moat probably by the Ven. Archdeamu PiTham iind the Kev. \V. H. 
C. Dlinkerley, will arrivt? iu Kuala Lumpur to-day. and the consecratiuii 
s^rice at the new ehiircb will be held to-morruw morning at 8 a.m. 
The Acting Britiah BeaideDt, Mr. J. P. R-kIj^'it. will \k- •' At Home" 
at the Beaidency at 5 p.m.. the same afteruoou. to euaMc the reaideuts 
of Selangor to meet the Bisbop. On Sunday, the lOtli lust., tbo 
Berricee in the new church will l>e : 8 a.in.. Holy Eui-harisi ; B.30 a.m. 
Mating, Confirmation Ser^'ice and Address by thf Bihhop ; !*.-t5 a.m.. 
Children's Service ; 5 p.m., Evensoni? and Sfrniou. 

Ub. D. Or. Campbell, who has bet-u horn*- on short leave, returned 
to Kuala Lumpur last Sunday. Mr. A. W. Haritt-r left Kuala Lum- 
pur on Wednesday last en route for Eni^land. whithi-r he haa been 
ordered by the doctor, bis health of latt* huriiig iHten the t-auiie of 
much anxiety to his friends. Mr, A. C. Norman, with bis wift^ and 
^unilyi tfoes home on h>n>; leave next mouth. Mr. SytTH, Captaiu- 
Superintendent of Police, is expected iu Kuula Lumpur within the 
neit few days; he left on leave iu 18!^:1. 

SoMB of our sportsmen while in Siiif^apore i-ame n<TOBH Mr. H. 
Coen, formerly engaged on the Ulu Selangor Exteuniou, who had 
just returned from Bangkok, after a severe attack of nmlariitl fever. 
He was looking, we are told, ainiply awful, and did not cive a very 
cheerful account of thin^ in Siam : Mr. Murniy Caniiil>ell had l>een 
down with fever, Mr. Bert Day had met witli an accident, and Mr. 
Bagnall had had a very nasty quai-ter of an hour witli some tiirhnlent 
Chinese coolies; altogether, we think Mr. Roy is to !«■ cougnitulatcil, 
if the rumour that he is returning to Selangor is correct. 

Wk hear that the waterworks main from Anipang t<» Kuala 
Lumpur is finishefl, and that there is every pmbaliility oE the water 
from the second streiini flowing intti tlie service res»-rvoir during the 
present mouth. One of the filter be^lj* at Anipang is alreaily ln-iiig 

Wb would remind our rt>adors of the '• Cigarette Smoker" at the 
Selangor Club on Satunlay, tlie 9th iiist. The Entertainment Sub- 
committee, in the abaeni'e of Mr. Alexander, are dning their Wst to 
make the con<*rt a success. The fixtun- for March is a rlance, date not 
yet decided on. 



A SpoKTiira Correspondent wriloB:— "In spit* of the very erno 
handicap arranged for the Pyramid Com]H'titi<iu at t-lip TAlte Chih it 
was noticed that at the lott^rjr rra the event Home of the pincers sold 
tor $1 and other for $ia. The hauilicappera (who, by the way, fetched 
the highest prices in the lolterr) say that this is difficult la eipluin." 

At the general niet!tiiig uf the Selaugor Masoutu Hall (^impanj. 
Limited, held at the Masnnic Hall on Tueadav. the 31st Jaouarr, 189$, 
at 9 p.m.. the foIlowtDg report was pn.>«4.-ntt<d Ut the shaToboldcn. 
Gentlemen.— I u r.-ndering this, the Brst a-port of the Directors lo the 
Shareholders of this Coiiijiany. wc^tliink it is not out of place to gin 
a short ocouuut of the Hteps tjikcii wLicb led to the huildintr of the 
Masonic Hall, and. the formation of the Coin|>anj. The Preetnasons 
in Selangor first cnt^^red into a corporate existence on 2Ist October, 
1689, OS th« " Eead LiKlf^e," whivh wus consecnit^^l on tliat date. 
Worshipful Brother T. de M. Iao Bniddell Itein^- tin- first tfnster. 
From that time the Lodge rented premises In Clarke Street, KuaU 
Lumpur, which, although sufficient for the re<|iiireineut* of the 
Brethren at that time, were fmm the first t-ecogniscd iis biMU^f merely 
a teuponury habitation In the vifar 189*2, it was ji^uerallv recog- 
nised that more (v>niin<:Hliou8 premisee were necessary, both for the 
conreoiem-e of Drothreu and to enable theui when occasion should 
demand lo excrciai> that truly Mii-sonic virtue, hospitality. This 
was brought forwanl in Lodge and after diacusition a Cumrailtee waa 
elected t« recommend a practicai>le scheme to meet the gi>neral wishes 
of the Brethren. Aa you are probably aware, this Conumttce came 
Ut the conclusion that the work of Iniildin^ a new Lodge uould boot 
Im* canied out by a Coiit|>anT' H]H.i-ittlly formed for that piirpust', and 
after ciLainiiuiig several siU-a they fimiliy wlcct^nl the prcfwut one, 
TIteir rnditiiiniendatiiiu having Ix-eii approved by tht- t.fiHlg«>, a general 
meottug of tho!te whi> had exju'C'tftc 1 thciii^^lvet willing to take up 
•harai was held in the temporary premises of Bead Lo<lge, Clarke 
Street, and the following were the first Directors elcted : A, J. W, 
Watkins. J. L. WeL-h, F. G. We«t. C. E. R Sanderson and H. O. 
Haynjird. 1'hi' preMent n'llc wax acquired fnrm Oovetument, the design 
of the building made by Dro, Niiliohu was approved, and the carrying 
out uf the work entnisted to him The Company was formed with au 
original t-apilal of gtt.OtK), which, howtvcr, waa sulweqnently incn-asecl 
to t6,AO0 ; and to secure payment iil interest. *»n thi« Kitni at the rate of 
10?t to the Shareholders for a period of 10 years, the building was 
let to the Rrad LiMlge for that i>eriod at a rent of 960 per month. 
The foundation stone of the building was hiid by His Excelleocy 
Sit ChariM Warren. District Grand Master, Eastinm Arehipelmgn. 



on 6th November, 18i*3. The buildinfi: was rarried out nnddr the 
auperrisiuD uf Bro. NiL-hulujB an An'hitect aod Bro. Orovmt aa Sujierin- 
tendeat of Works ou U-haJf nf the Dinxt^n, The huildio^ having 
been cotupleUHl. was iu8[»ected on October t!lh, lb!H, b^ H E Sb" 
Cbarlea B. H. Miti-ht'll, OoTi.rnur uf the StraiU S«tt]eudDt«. and woa 
ilnlr conwcnited on October 15Ui. 18i>4. from which ii«riod the <.»ccu- 
pau<7 of the Read Lod^' dutoR. 

<0r TBI Lay of a ftlocEnN Barrl], 

Ulob(!-tn>tt4T», licall.h-MMilceK, 
And wurlii'j-rutvir't-hrutikers, 

AndU.P.'noatlM.' hunt for nnW'topiw," 
friends old and frienda new, 
Conu and ien wluit'i on vfrw, 

latfaaatnwtsof (hwpart of thatropira. 

W«'vfl Chiai of all racat. 

With pMoaionleea faeoa, 
NaiTow «jrM andpietftiLn ix>q>tinditiular, 

"StTaite-bom* f rum MjUbocs, 

HjUni. Hakieii »nd Hnlckn, 
Unlickod " Sinkhah*," luid Towkafs 

We iwvH clurk« (rout Colombu, 

And rebob from Latubok, 
Mwneoakfibow* utd meo of Pahan(^ 

Jpfolu and Jclei, 

The Dinding* «it<l Deli. 
PODttauak, Fukia jutd Pooaag. 

Wd'vv Bnbuo aad Bmgnli, 

Men nf Banffka and Bali. 
And coolies Uitli l^mil and T«1«|tu, 

Shikarrtus fi-Doi KnuitMi, 

Sun^ei Ujoav, Kulantaa 
And Diinert frvm Kint* aad Jdebu. 

We h»ve coolu (ut long pricea). 
And Boyaoaee sfoee, 

Java "Boys" — (for dilution of 9oda«), 
Huis, Bajiu and Brahmaiu, 
Tofa Osjab^ Si Bahniane, 

Chutiiea, Uhobies, E^rrang8,and Nnkho- 
Wo hare vendnn of IdcikBhAWii, 
Anil pullem of 'riokshavi. 

And fiMt-tkaiMt*, ueant for — ^0 

"Tt'ikantfa." peoru. " uata-inatas.'* 
Atuiik-ors and '' liAtaha ** 
And hoD3««"«urph«iD|fI]r" healthy! 

We'T« ooiitrautors. <jdd jiTlilwre, 
And clever " safe "-nibbers. 

(Aa in tanda which are not nwia^f 
In ahort we've lUI breeds 
Prom Ihtt Sakai " in b«Mds." 

To the coalflcattla-hatted Cancaaiaii. 

Take them all in the lamp, or — 

Avoid Kuala Luiupur, 
With its roar of iuiportonatc voioeii 

Utatruttt thuui bU ittnulilv. 

And paj^ fur Uicio— readuf , 
Aadchooeo whateoever jrourcfaoioaii: 



T^UALA LUMPUR Railway Station iireseutt'd a lively ap)>c«raDoa 
t\ at noon on Satiirdav. tht- 27tli ult., vrhuu a lar>ftf nmwd 
J HBiMmbled to «ay "Qood-byu" and uitth ^'ood luok to Uiv 22 

^ niun who were leavmg to luttlti fur tlieir StaU a^aiimC Siui^apore 
at mi'kut and Biu(,iL[)ure and Johotf ut foutbuU. No doubt the 
acKmbly was hu^r tiian it otherwiw would have licon owiut* tu the 
£aet that uue of our Ix'ttt known and oldest residente, Mr. N. W. Koj, 
waa IvuviuK the Statt> by tbo >taiue trun. 

In addition to thow who wen* travelling by the Stmeroida, which 



the Be«ideQt bad so kiudly pla^d at the disposal of the teaniii. several 
meu wvnt as Cur us ICIan^ tti kc^- the truTtMlers safe od btnLrd. and il 
WU8 })rul)aljly Olio <if IIil' tarKeitt train loadu uf Euru]x>ans tbiit had 
ever tnivclKd frutn Ihu metropolis to the port, the ikIood and the 
juljoiuiuR carriage W-inj; jAtVed eseu to the eud platforuis, A hearty 
vhit^r wtrul up lui Wf Hlifiitucil uuL (if tile BLiliim aud wjis no less 
heartily respondtHl U*. and thru ciiiiiiiienced a juuruvy full of inc-idfot 
which wc ha,ve uot the xpacu to d(.'».-rilH.'. but one a^ uultkc the usual 
uiouotouoUB journey an (>otdd ha iiiiutfinud. AiTivud at Klan^, we 
vrvre jt»im-d by tin- Uirn\ cimliii^-ut auil sovural luvn who had i^Uie to 
(Wc us off. Ko tiini.' was lost in getting from thf train to the jetty, 
but ou our way we were aW<> to svv thu work which has alr«idy been 
doue towards the makiiiK of the liuo to the Kuala which will Mve the 
uuiulcn'stiiiK 11 mik's' jimrot^y up tliy muddy riwr. 

What » crowd wo were wh.-ii luwemblcd on the det.'k of the 
EniHcraliht. It waa then that vru were able tu fully appreciate the 
wiflduui of our Capt«.iu8 who had tM earefully diviiled llii- 11 berths 
lM!twf«.-u Ilu> 28 |KLMUL-ut;t;r)i. What a ntnii^le there would have lioun 
had this not beeu doue. Out frii.'nds who had coine so far with us 
bail made their laat adieux and left for the shore by 2.^. at which 
lime wt? weighed anchor antl were on our way. 8«i grv-atly wa«i the 
accomniodatiou taxed that we fmmd the saloon would only ticat half 
our uuuiber at one lime, so it wae necessary to divide into two delach- 
meule. only to diiscuvfr later on thai another eob-divislon had to be 
made us the Hlwk »if the well-known I'.W.I). plateR wu* only Buflicient 
for ten- What an apiK-tit^.- the iea air pires to ko».w1 »ftili>r8 ! We were 
all K(Mid sailors ! Even the air of the Eiiala was enouf^h for most, 
and from the il tart t^tiuf; was one of the prim-ipal iK-ru|)atlous tif the 
Toya^je — an our mauajjer has reason to roniemlier. The teeeiit iloeking 
miuit have doue the Etmeralda ^tiod, for she slipped alont; at a great 
rate uud we were «iiou out of the river ou u. beautiful suKxith sva. 

£iir1v in the eveniiijif Konieotie propo»e<t a Hwi.>ep on the match, the 
pool (o n<t to the drawer of the man wlio made the hj^rnt-'st wore in the 
Sttlaugor eleven. Seveuty tjeket* wert* taken, and when the players 
were wdd the pool amounted tu 3^12. the wjiiuer Wiii^ bouji^ht for ffi 
by Messrs. Il*ty luid Freueh- This and other iimnwi'DifufM helped to pass 
away llie time luitil we turned in early for a (jood night's rest. The 
iiioniinK*s run wtis a uio^t plca«aut one, and after paMJU); all the well- 
known laudiuarks at the eulrautv to the harlwur we onten*d the roads 
and dropi^e*! anchor at noon exa*'tly, huvinjf maile the very faat time of 
2'2{ liount. Aa we entered the mad a the war vessela there fired H 
wiltite in honour of the German Em|)eror whose birthday it was. We 
were not due to arrive until three u'clw-k. wneequcntly no one was 
there to me<>t ub when we landed. This was awkward, as we did not 
know where we were billeted. However, after a time atx>ut a dozen 
made for Raftlea' t he rest going to the HougkooK Bank there to iiwait the 
arriral of Mr. Q. P. Ovren. who waii to put matter* right. A» we lauded, 
nun U<Kau to fall, the first Siu^mpore had had fur some time, and it 
rained nmre or less the whole afternoon, but it was uot enough to 
datnage the j-itdi, which was covered with kajaiij^s. 



Eurly iu tbo dajr we leiuiit thut there would W iio footliaU 
mau-1) with Jobore on accutntt of a deatfa in tlw Crown Prince's 

Monday wiu a delightful day, nut luo hot, with a stmng bruno 
blowin); acrou the iJirouDd frckin the »««. aud even'thing looked 
favourable U> a f|ftK>d ^'am<.'. Our Caplaia wa» furtuoate to Iteal 
iht! riTal L'-a|)taiii in the s|iin of thi* Lxnu, and he naturally 
dvcided to bat firAt, imd at 10.20 aotit in Ihi- hiiit fair uf iKitHiiivn — 
O. Olawford and l>imm)iu —to face the Ixvwlin^ of Mx^rtiiKgHrt, 
•oa end. and Hindi>. hotel ond. Dunutan tvi^ived Ma<-tat;^art'K ^nl 
ovvT and olT the verv finrt Iwill «w>red 2 and the last lie hit for 3. Btith 
wvrv plavinir '.•wrefuily. but Duuiiiaii |<rt;ik-Htly m)t. 4 fur n Hue cut |>it«t 
iH>iiit to tbt' boundiirf. In hie next over Glasi^ford i^t 3 for a nice 
late rut and dri>vt> Hiudt' tA> tbf^ uu tKJUudar>', Duuuiim i-uttin){ ouo 
high in the Blips which w<mt to the Utnni^iary, brin^ni; on C+u^Ki**- 
b?rg virf Hindc who crossed over to thi.- other cod. All thin time 
Ghiinford had been pUyiut; a ko^I steady ffanic, but Dunnmn waa 
»c»triu^' mi'idly aud drove Oujij-islx-rn on fi>r 4 lutd cut a lia.ll oE 
Hindt''8)ut4>ihc8li[>H whii-h tJu^^HliHr); jum|M-(l for but could not ri'uicl), 
and it went to the lk.>undary. An off drivf for 4 in one nver of Uugins- 
berfr's and in tiis neit a 4 in the »lipK and a tine off drive for a like 
uumWr wen* obtaiued by Duuuian, the laxt hit cauiiint; 50 to lie telts' 
gnipbrd. KiM^lh* theu liK)k the bull from Qu)(){ialNTX and got 
Oiiaman cauv'ht at third man by Davi»'8 in bis find over— 67.1.40. 
Dunuian had been in 45 minutes for bid 40, which was the result of 
good hard hittinf^; at one time eight hit« produced 31 runs— sevfu 4'b 
and a 3. Neubronner came in au<l unickwl Koelle to le^f for 2 and in . 
Uinde'a next over Olasaford cut and hit him to \eg. Soring was now 
ii1owi»r and Neubrouner did not neem very comfortable with the 
Itowiing. ClIuHsford cut Htude to the lH)undary and hit him to the ou, 
and then NciibntDner'K inniu(cx wan riomvl an he okicd ime to mi<l nu 
and retired for 5. fU'llamy t^tok hlH place aud Ohwrf^ird was directly 
after twuftht ut the wicket with hm won* at 38, for which lie had 
plaved a patient and y^ond name. Dr. .Swtt did not do mucJi at iintt 
anj scorioif wan slow, Bellamy leanng at 91 Win^ finely caught at 
slip by OugifiBberj.'. Pereri did not last lon^, goiuf; back after 
making 3 und niakiui; way for Tlmmaitx. With the new m^ui in the 
Doctor roninienee<i hitting out in his well-kuown style and soon 
brought IiiO on the board. The new arrival watt mtsst.'d in the long 
field by Davie^. aud later on mt^ht have been runout had the bihll 
Iteen proiMirly tieldi.'d. Hindc came on itgain aud wa« Iwici- hit for 4 
In* S«'<itt, who also made two drivefl ti) the l>ound)i.ry off MaetHggart. 
■fhis brought on Koelle again, aud after a few aharp runt* the Doctor 
waa well luught in the long Held by Mactaggurt oS Koelle and 
retirMl for a hard hit 34. Paiou uime in aud (hen i-onuuencet] 
the bent stand of the ilay. Both men idayed st^vailily and rnua 
came slowly. Mactaggart came ou and Tbom»«z hit him for 
4 and was «oon afterwards beaten but not bowled by a very fatst under- 
fauid ball Kent down by tiuggistierg, who handed over to Haringtuu. 
ulF whose latwliug (.tuggisber^ miiued Thomiujz in the long field and 



iheu play was Htoppvtl for tiflSu. R4^«uiuiDK at two uuthioft mu<^ was 
doue vintH TliomiiSK lilt Koellc, wlin liad uomc r>n u^^aiu, fur 4 and 
Hinde for a lik« niiuibcr, Paioii fiiielv clrivini; the JatU-r for '.i, Koclk' 
stKni after bowlinH Thoniaaz, who bud plajt^d well fur liU 4** although 
bi! had bad oue or two liveii. The twu meii bud put od US ruDs. MitcbuU 
catnc ID and went \mx-\i liowled l>_v th*- first Iwll hi- ntfivt-d, axid ni th*! 
Drat one of Hinde*« Tishurv was caught, and J. OlaRsfnrd t:axnv in only 
lo have Dn<> IhUI and HVi> i'axnii'it tint- inniu^s cJohhI lijr a i:atvb bV 
Uinde; the outgoinf; balAniun bad phiVLi] a fiutr rarcFul iuningt* of 2ti 
in whidi be ;;avv uo cliauc«. Thv iuuint^ dotted fur 2Ul. a luuoh 
smaller total tfaau Het;med at one time likely to be oiadt* on the last 
four vrickuta all ft- II for i\w addition uf uae rim ; but, uevf ribelesii. the 
total was a i^ood one aod Binf;»|H>rc had no (-any uuik Wftin- Ibtap. 
The best Imttiug was shewn by Ola«8ford, Duuiuaii and Paxon. aod far 
Singapore Howley vm very good at the wicketa and the fieldin)j was 
generally good. 

After ibe osiial interval the houie team romtruoici^d tlietr firai 
iniunga, sending in Howley and McClosky to faee the bt>wling nf 
J. Glassfon], hotel end, and Neuhronncr, sea end. Nothing wns 
flcored until iu Glosnfurd's second over MoCloskv cut him for 2 and 
later on for 3. The Wwtin^ nos good and llie ttuoriiig veri' hIuw, only 
6 runs being scored off eight overs. Olasflfonl was finely hit lo leg by 
Howley for 4; but thiu A'as biti first and last hit, as be ira« directly 
afterwards euught at mid off by Fertrrn, with the score at 11. Cook 
came in, fut (Uusiiford for "Z, scurod 2 and 1 off Neulimimi-r, and 
then hit QLuHitord to leg for 5 ; but at 24 McClosky wna bowled. 
Ouggisberg was next, but did not last long, l)eiltg Waten by 
Qlaasford after scoring 2. Haringtou aituv in, nnd after a drive 
for a couple was well <-aught at the wiekelti, with Hcnre at B2 fur 
four. Only a single had been addiid wlu'U Ormau witii given out 
I. b. w., Davies uommenewl bv Kiroring two 2'h oflf Neubronnei, Cook 
doing a similar tUiug in Glaasford's next ot*t, Neubmnnor bowling 
DaviM next over for 4. Scoring wai< slow, luaiden after maiden being 
bowled, until Oi-aut hit Kcubronner to leg for 2 and 4. Cook 
getting a single. With the neore at 49, Diinuian tm>k the ball from 
Neubronner. who cruaied to the hotel eud. Grant cut Dunman tu the 
Iwundaty causing 50 to be hoisted amidnt great cheering. Soon aft«r, 
Co4>k made a splendid hit to leg for which 5 were ran ; thin was his 
final hit, Neubruuuer bovrling him with a Wautiful ball wltirh just 
removed the bails. Ho had miwle 27 by goiMl careful play. With 
three singles added. Grunt was smartly caught in the slips by ihe 
Doctor after playing a patient innings of 12. The game was going 
badly for SiuguiHire when Miittaggart came in. Hinde now drove 
Duumon to the un for 4 and 3. (ilutwfurd iMiwled again and «ii» hit 
for 3 by Uinde. who in Neubronner'a next over hit him to leg for 1 
luid followed this with big leg hits for 4 and 2 and a hit for 1. 
Perera came on and wns hit fur threif singles; Bellamy, reUeving 
Keubrouner, got Mnctagg.irt <-uiight ut |)oiut. Kmdle came in last 
with the Bt^re at lo;>. but in uttonipllag to bit to leg ho fell un his 
wieket and loosed the innings. 



Sii^rM[.>i>re bad to follow on and MUi in Ma<:tHffKi^i-t and Gruit witb 
Bullaiuy Mud Pcrera bowliuK- The titart wua a bad one, aud ntUsr 
lhn>(; 8ini;1^8 bail btvn run Macta-fq^nrt was vtv\\ futiffbt ut [Kiiut and 
McOlottky vatne id. With the «^-«tiv at- II for ont' wicket plav stopjjed. 

Ntixi tuamin^. with the weutber an f;ood as on fbe ])reviuu8 
dftv, but with iiiort> wind, tbf ^me vas rt'sitmeil. Diiuman and 
Perrm bowliny. Dumnuu waa bit fur I and to K-g for 4 iu 
his finrt over and f^avf way to B^'llainv. McCloekv cut Porera 
for 4 and thou run t^ttiof^ wor itlnw, th<> wickft Ix-ing vcrv 
bard and balls often rising iioAtilv. Ai 2H Orant fpivv a. very 
hard cbaoiv to Dr. Boutt in tiie sli[)ti. but tbc Medico was «qual 
to il and brought off a finv catcb. UiiKKiHlx^r^; »Luie in and akiod a 
ball from BelLimv and woa let oft hy Glanaford. With tjuljf tbnvtaddcd, 
PiTem biiwle^i MK'bwky for Ifi. Orman wu« next and winti bit Bellamy 
twice for 2 and a ^raud drive for 4 on to tbe rojul. Tbo next ball from 
Perera l)eatin^ Quggiaber^, Uarinf^tou joined Urmau, and tbey com* 
meuocd what prorod to be a long i^rtui-rsbip and one wliich tiaved 
thpir Hidpfntui an almost certain tbrnHbin^. Orman comtni'noed acorinjf 
n^iidly aud then Neubronner and Glassford relieved Bellamy and 
Perera and Uarinffton scored a nice 3 and a drive for 4 Iwioe, 
Orman getting Glaasford away fur 4 aud 3 after two nmidens. Nen* 
bronner was hit for 3 by Orman and driven to ihf boundary by Har* 
in^on, Orman doinc tjie same t^ the other bowi(?r. Two more waidens 
and Orman hit to Te^ for 4 aud an ou drive fur 3, aud then Perera 
rmme on aud wat< hit for I t>y Oriuan and later on for 3, cauHiug 100 
tnlx" hoisted, brinf^ng forth cheers from the Pavilion, Dunman bowled 
two o\'eni from the sen end and then ^rave the ball to tho Selangor 
Capttuu. 8cotl bowling bK>w left underbaiids at the other end. Four 
runa was the result of Scott's first over, Paxoa's nest costing 6, and 
Perera came on again, and as 8cott was hit for 3 and 2 in one over ho 
caTo way to Neubronnor Harington playing his fourth ball into 
bin wickei and the long stand came to an end. The outgoing batHman 
had played a fine innings for 31, the wicfcel. put tm H2 ruu8 and had 
completely changed tho game. Uowley was in a long time without 
Boormg, hut when he did he drove Perera into the corner of the ground 
for 5, and then Onnan wmk well rangbt mi the lioundary by Faxon 
from a lofty hit and retired with ?4 to liis credit. He bad playod a 
fnvatinningfl. but bad given one or two chancea. The remaining bats- 
men did not do much and the innings cloaetl for 183, leaving the visitors 
88 to win and alxiut an hour to malce tbem in. 

At 3 o'clock Dunman aud Thomasz started ou the imfo««ib]e task 
of making 88 runs iu an hour, and with only C i-uns scored the latter 
was caught by Orman. Perera eunie iu, aud runs lume faat until 
Perera called Dunman for lU) inipotntible run, and the latter waa out 
for 14 with the score at dH. Dr. Scott came iu and cut Koelle twice 
for 2, and was then caught by Daviea; Neubronner filled the vucauey 
and Perera waa bowled by Orman, making i-oom for Gla»sford. Tho 
outgoing Iwtsimiu bad made 17. Scoring was then stow, and when time 
TCU called tbc ^ixtn was 56 for four wicket«. aud the game watt drawn, 
leaving Bclangor 32 to get with 6 wickela to full. 



Solaugor were nJther tb« Wtter t«am at all puinta of tho K<*Die, the 
fieldinff, with one or Iwo exwrtions. WtRf; ven- good. Tliomasz did 
good work »s m-ickft keeper, onlv givinff four byca in the two inninga; 
OlassFord and NeubronDer l)owled wi^ll in the first innings, comiug uiit 
\tiry ovi>a, whilst ui thu wcuud Percra wus iu great funu witli the l)aU. 

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Bi?veral Uimis were i(hottigni|)liv 
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The Sinpinotv footballem won the tc»ii and choM* tliu side nraivsl 
Ibe Ijutel. Svlaujritr kicVinij uff Tlicn^ wa* a vitv larfjr critw.l i>r 
interested Kjie^taLtors alt r.>uud tb? fcround. and the Piwilion vra» iiiiufiW 
parVtKl frinn l»>]) t<> tiutlout. Tlit* B_r;u|'athie<* ot the crowd wew liy m» 
means eotm-Iy with the hotnc tt-ain, muiijr uf Iht- lnoliiTfl nn, iiichidinf; 
a large nuuiU^r uf rvdcoftU. -were cai^'fr to ttittifv their nppmvul (»f anv 
nauri piece uf ptay »h'r>ra bv the Tisitoni. Aimoitt dircvtly the ImII 
vnm 8t&rt««l the Sin^mporv /orwanls got iiOKseiBBioti and made a niMk 
down the 6ehl. The hidDmeka liviut; naiiily |>aiuted, the Itutrk divisiun 
bad bard work to Veen their o|HHJiM>nt« fended off. Some very lively 
pUv «i»ued. the paskio^ Wtween the SinKupore men beiuK v«ry briai 
«uJ Mi-vunile. FluLQptoQ preseotly i^ot the tmU aod ecut in a very hot 
»hol Kbirb wui well WLved l>y Dr. S^.'utt, and a numieut Iiit4tr Dennvs 
another which wm iiIbo oapilal'ly td-kes. Some relief was now obtained, 
MaxwfU taking; the hall up the left win^ for a runniderabV distanue. 
F. m>nny» wu, however, on the wat^-h, nud taking o/lvunlage of an in- 
jndiciuas paaa sent the bail well int^j Selangor territnry om* mon*. The 
gane vai now almost entirely in the viaitont* half, the Singapore men 
proviiiff themselves mu<-h more oocurat*;' id fuitiking and di^playinj' a 
greai oeal heller oomhinalioD, Cook aud Scott., the Selaugor baeks. 
jJayed an equally g*><Hl game, there K-itig btil little to chooae betwe«i 
them, their ahare of the work being by far the ino&t arduoua of any. 
PlojnpLoo, Lawv'.m and othurs sent iu BevenU good «hnta, but Dr. Srntt 
vaa ID all ea«e« steady an a rock and elicitiMl great applause by pimtinj; 
■ad fiatiDft the h*ll clear into the e^-ntr^^of the field on nercral oitaaions. 
Bmitterina abortive shots were ma^le by memlierR of the home team, 
•Mae going over the \ionte otbens wide into touch. When the lioll was 
kic%«d off th« Selaotfor m^n Beeme<i unable to get on to it. being, a« a 
HatitT of fiftot. puzzled bv a ttrong breeze and by th^ extmnely fast 
atSun of the gnmnd. The defenue of the home team half-bai^ks was 
■ataanUy p»d and tliot of MarDungsll eK]>e(-ui]Iy so. his h<>ad plav 
bcia^ very accunte aod efluctire. Shonly liefon* tb« call of half time 
the ftilaBffCkr forwards hod one dedded cbanue of sooring. Uazwell and 
fikmaer dribbliuK well up tbe wu^ |>aet the full-lmek cent<.-rvU the 
haO a little to the left of the home team 'a guai, R^m*, the ivotiv forward. 
mad Momn. tbe Singapore gual-ke«per. getting on to it jtut at the same 
iaiUsi. Tbe leather came oat exactly in fn>ol of the po»is and for a 
Mrf MOfae&t then* vaa bo oae to guard them, befnre anjtbia^ cxiald 
be doae, bowerer. Denara aot back and tent the ball toa laferdia* 
fne. Shortly after th'ia toe vbiiUe aonnded for half time, no point 
hnai^ been obtained by eitber atde. Reneviag tbe gaaM np to tlm 
p«Bt tbere covld be no Aovbl tot Ibat the Snmnre teun wen naai- 
failH better drilled than atiroppao«iu.efpeca]]v was Ihii aotioeable 
a tbe caar of tbe balf b^^ Tbe Selan|p>r forwards wes« gTcatly 
baadiasfiped bjr tbe fiulnre of tbe next divinini to "feed" tbem. 
ladBcd, toe fonser mar be mH to bate been Ntectatora of tbe gune 
Ut a gnat extent dnriBg tbe f rat ball For Snflapore. the f o rwa r da 
«cn all guud. A. C^iiinrs and Ptampbn fanag perba|« tbe tno«l aotiee- 
abfe; at faB-bvlE. P. Dennn waa esedlea*. aad IbelKioi^aJl, at Uf 
back, «as fvriHipa tbe aoat maebA nan o« bis nde. For Sdaafor. 



Ibe two htvcVa and tlio gual-keoper were die maiusta}' of their cidc. 
auilllu! wisddnmf scleHing Dr Srott tor the bitter poat was fuUr jnBti- 
Ged br tin* result. Ltike was the oiii.' half back to dispLaj (^:iD8i'tlerali)e 
ability, whil« Day, Maxwell. Rkiniicr and Koo did tht<ir Wnt in 
their respeetive plac-CK. After a five uiinuto^' iuLerval the leather wa» 
again itarted. The Singapore furwju-di* qnickir rushed it down the 
field and were soon threatening the Selanijor goal. Several eonier 
kicks were obtained against the viuitors, but were not well judged. 
Deunyti, Plum[)toii and Poruumn, and indeed idl the Singajwre for* 
wards, pluved with capital combination and would iindoubt«<il,Y haTe 
scorod uad tbev wiihneld their fire until at oIoac quarters. Tbc 
Selaogor forwaraH were t^reatJjr ini|>n>ved and ninde unich l>etter bead- 
way whenever they got hold of the hall. Maxwell wua of great oac 
uD ii«vi;ral occaifionH. and Day mtCHe one very good run down tho right 
wing, ut'uteriug the ball within a yard or two of guat. He was not 
well backed up, however, luid the opjtortunitv was loxt. Singapore 
was. however, out idle by any meun«. mukiug ^capcratc cndeavoure to 
get one notch ahead. Some very effective play was put in br 
Pluniptou aud Dennyis. who made Ultlt* i-ireleK round the Selaogor 
men with neeniing simplicity. At length, from a mMtV about a yard 
from the back line and some twelve yards to the right of the Selaugor 
goal, Pluuipton sent in a difficnlt cornering shot, wliiob the Ikx-tur was 
unable to get at iiud a terrifie Khout anuouucvd the first point fur 
Singapore, obtaioetl »ome li minute^ tiefore time. This was a de«:idcd 
damper for Selangor and the spirits of their eager partisans in the 
Puviliiiu fuiuk to Etro. Nevertheless, (bey were not Iwckward in 
encouraging their leani by all tbeir godti to prf>ve themselves men. 
Many u forgotten battle cry of old school days was sent forth from 
the Pavilion to encourage thu wearers of the red and yellow flag and 
vigin'ous but not polite were the anutbeuu^ burled at some 
offending wight when the liall wa« badly handled. Selangor from 
now on played with gi'eater spirit, rveryone " putting in hU best 
licks." At length, after the SingaiMin- forwards had made a rtuh 
into Selangor territory, the ball waji well kicked out by Cook, and 
Lake, placing it over the beads of the opposing half-backs, left it in 
front of Roe with a comparatively clean field. The e«utTc fitrward 
took it down the ground ni top spetd and just aorapcd it past, 
Dennys leaviuij; tlie goal defended by the goal-keeper Morrcu odIt, 
The latter hesitated for a moment, and then came out to meet tfio 
Selangor man. It waH an anxiouii moment who wnutd get t«> the ball 
first, but hick favouiV'd Selangor, and Roe managed to use his tot 
just a second before Morrcn arrived By this time D<'nnyA had got 
Mck and wu covering the goal again at some three yards distance. 
Jt was touch and go work and the fate of the inatrh hung in the 
baJaoee. Dennvs. however, had oulv just got back anil was ntightly 
imprt'pared, and In another moment t)ie ball was shot gently between 
his legs and fiiirly against the net at the otb^r side uf the goal line. 
This watt indeed a crowning mcn-y and a great piinn.' uf luck for 
Selangor. The crowd, however, ap|)eAn'd deli(;htcd witJi the result 
and fairly yelled their applauac. o<m.e of the visitors in tbo Paviliuu 



]i>-il their approriJ in a most delight«4l manner, Btandtng <>n tlielr 
lira and climbing np (he poitk at the huihlinf; to shout their en- 
ooarK^emenU lu the t^^m. Tbe m&fLh, however, was Dearij over, and 
a T«ry few rainato aav the close of the pUr. 

There cui Im' no donht that the gnme was all in favotir nf Singn> 
pore. ZM indeed it ihouM hart.- txx-n. Thoir men had the Bdvantafte of 
conrtMil prftoti(x> together a)^in!tt atron^ <>p}K>nentp, knowledge of 
the groimd and nf hi>iu>; UM-d to the wiud. which thu Sclan^^or int>n an^ 
not accuatflmed to. It mav W fairly said of Iho latter that thcj hail 
wrvT previously all plaje<5 together in a match, nor indeed be«?n all 
presvnt in a practice ^nie. nor had ther played aKAiQBt auv strong; 
torn on a pn^vioua uoeasion. Howi-ver, " all's veil thai ends veil." 
and Setiugor may h** pruud of tightinj; succnoifulty u very uphill 
g&ine HfTainst the premier foothall ff>nm in the Malay Peniusnlii. It 
ranst not be forRolten that the chi«>f if not all the credit of the (jame 
aa regardu ihe St'lan^^or Team remains with the two Scotts and Cook 
for their steady defenw and to K<;e. wh" had Kuved the game by acoring 
for them. Of the SiaRajtore team little can be said eicept tijut their 
game was a good leAKon to the ri^itorK, whii-li we hope will be shewn 
t«> have borne fniit on another occasion. It wafl in their half- hack 
play and in forward combinaHon that they rooBt cTcolled their 

Tl»e following were the teams: — 

S.C.C.— Goal; Morreu. i)ack«: F. Deunya and J. UcKeuzie. 
Halves: J. Rainnic. McaDmiyall and Q. A. Eeid. Forwards: A. 
Dennvs. Plumptou. KoltertHon. Foremnn and Lawaon. 

SltLAHwa.— Goal : Dr. Scott. Backs: W. D. S<»tt and W, Cook. 
Halves: Phillips, Moosden and Lake. Forwards: Day. Mitchell, 
Boe. Maxwell and Skinner. 

Referee: Lieut. GKigf^aberg; linenneD. Hesnra. Hiltou and Shaw. 

On Monday evening a dana> wan given by the Tanglin Cluh in 
honour of the visitors and thin was well attended, the members uf 
buUi t«ams being present as well oa the Selaugurilcs who had travelled 
with the team to aee the phiv. The Club was nicely decorated and 
everything was done to make tbe evening an enjoyable one for the 
visitors. At the cunr1ti.iiion of the dance supper vaa served and 
following this came an impromtue "Smoker." to which the visitors 
contrihuted and it wa» late before we left tlio Club, 

Taesday evening the Singapore Club entt-rtained the team at dinner, 
75 sitting dowu to an extvllent repast. The Chair was taken hv the 
Huu. Major H. E. McCRllum, c.k.o., wb(,i in proposing the heaftb of 
the riaitors made a vt-ry happy and amusing Bi-eecu. After Mr. Faxon 
had replied and the health of the bocitti bad be«n drunk, a move waa 
made to the Town Hall where the Singapore Cricket Club had 
arranged a Smoking Concert. The gallant Major again took the 
chair and the concert was started by the luuul of ilu- loth playing an 
ovi^rture. Songs were sung by Mi>«MrH Klmslie, Dunman, BMty, 



Mo8eIt;y, Diiui, and Capt. Forrest, and Major Mi-Calluni kuvo a toioual 
aoDg " I did it," iu which reFerenc^s w«re mide to the resniti of 
the frames. 

Next moniing we hml to be on Iitwrd by 8 a.m. (und shortly Wforo 
tliat hour tht- iiieii Ik'^hu to trather u( Jnlin»tou'i! Pit;r. Aftor all Imd 
had a farewi^ll drink aX tbu Club ve leuibiirWed ud the luunoheB. uad. 
uccnmpaiititd by Major Ml-CuIIuui uiid a lur^tt uuinbiT of SiiiKu|>ore 
men, put off to the ^jod Khip Kftnnral^a Rud by 9 u'dock hud said 
" Go<xl-bye." aad were ou our way. 

The TOYa(>e baok wa$ \ineventful. UKift •:•£ us speudiof; tlie tiiui* in 
piiaivfiil n-puKt'. Wf (lid a reconl trijt ba»V. rt'a«'hiiig Klan^ at o a.m., 
just 20 hours sft«r leavitt^ Sin^pom, and by 8.20 we wero home 

The trip had bwii a. ^reat sQcrcBS in every way. and Selaiijror has 
1-eaiiOu to ha proud of the rvsuItH of the ^meH, t-spcvially the fuollull, 
whtvli was loolit:d upon an a ctrtainty for uurhostjt. 


T T AVINQ devoted some time and trouble to the elucidation of this 
TT" iatricalo Riibjert. and harintr, nnjreovpr— which in of far more 
/ iiiiportaut!t' — come hitely iuU) pusMession of aMfJ. tvntainiuif 

' a ffenealo^^U-al IiiIjIp of tb» v\i\i'T branchfa i>f the family, whicJi 
has tht! higher authority of H.H, the Raja Muda, I niiike no apolofi^- 
for ofFerinj^ thew remarkV in onler ti> pniut out a few of the errors iu 
Raja Mahdi'd " Tn--*-," as I'timfwred with the MS. in ijue«tioli. On 
coinparii!oa with Hii^ UiKbu^^M't* MS. the table Lnvuii by Rujn Mahdi 
of ihe luemWrs cf H.Il. the Sultan'e family, Api>OArs to W far (rv>a) 
ooniplele. The order iu which the Dainei* an^ given hy His Hit^huesi* 
(who is most likelv to be correet) iB;radJcuUy iliffererit from that 
fnreu by H:ija Mahdi, and 1 iiotiee in particular the following: — 
(1) SiiltiLu Ibruhim (MiLrliiim Biitm r) Imd eig^ht or uioe eiiildren ; 
tiultao Mohninarl, (Marhiiin Malnnat. whieh is sometimes itnnfiiRed 
bevond n-cognition witli Mahmudf iilfout a do»>n. and Kaja Dollab 
(tinku 'hah) some eij^ht or nine. ('2) Kaja Lunni was pro<-1ainiod us 
Sultan SalaiHldiu Sliah. I take tht* futlowiu^ fmiii the Journal t^f the 
Royal Aniatie Sorietif, Stmitfl Braiieli, Nn. 22, I89((, rejirinted from 
Mr. W. E. MaxweH'b Admiiiistraticu Re])ort for 1839 : ■'• R»ja Lumu 
of Selangor, on the otwasioii of a vist to Perak, about 1 7-W. was formally 
JDveKled by the Sultim of Pt-rak (Mahniud Shah) with tlw diKuitv of 
Sultan, and took the title nf Sultan Salaeddin Shah." f 

* Bn StiaHftrr JifMrnal. Vol. (II. No. 4. Nut i. 1W«. 

t BnlUMWMila " «m> fr-nn«ll; inviiili>vl liy iht' tSitlUn <\1 l^mk." am niuli«idijU(, moA fti 
they u«Mi»u>ll]r uiiutnl m "k' Um'tiaj. lh-.> ■limdil W oi^mvlmj. The h'.-tsot rtipvwi* mtr. 
M-iMrdinc to Rajk BoI <<ThoM>iiti«t>'iiii.-til ihiTi' t? tic atijitimtl iiwiiii UtdMihil. il> Thkl S<-lfto. 
mw vu hWTOPrljr linnrKhniit M.^inr Ihn H '}i.nif « •nlMlivlBlim of Iha BtWtNHiilltiivatH ci| Jolior 
ftad K)0, oF wbirtiSnllu) Suli iniao wiu Ihvn tin- SoT.rrtiRi. (1) Tb« lUfl MuiU (of Jubor ui<l 
Kial TKiinl fiilan l^iDitkor eii.i1 tlii' IVnik ^tiiliui wrnl lii mcrl him thrrr |wliir}i dnr-i d«I «I 
kli tii-ai ifiit '.hi- iinplicniion timt thr lulled tr-nk pri*mlrni^- f . (.1) Thr- twn armnfi-d lb*I tlm 
Raja MuiU't M>ii iJiBJN Liiri)ul hhoiilil >H>}iiilliui of K«Inun>r if Bultan flulnmn wtild lalifj 
thcnropa'.al. <l) Thu wiu dinii-. ami Itajn I.iiaiu waHiiivmlnl in Prmk «f m eimetMstin /■■ IKr 
Jfaf«|r (iip^^rjririiiit thiti It "rait iiriliii'tiv t<-' invi-*! a »•« !iul(an in a MMuitn wlirr*' an Kollaii 
lwdbMnntal)llili>->lt>nr(HMialj; lw(i>-« (llp iiitnliliin* iii P«t«k waa lur (DOM ImHl (n^ny.tfWMt 
kriwr. u the Hilaji njl. 



To m,y that " fiur corpte was calleO ,S«It<7n Saleh " is Donw>iiso, as in 
the ease of the title bwttowod on a Ra.ja lifter his tleuoaae, the word 
MiLrhum would take Ihf place of Sultan: momtver it g\vv» the idea 
that the title of Sultan Snleh was rooferred od the Sultjin a/ter Am 
dreratie. Mr. H^axwclt's ai-«tiiint, on the other liand, agtves with that 
iiC the Baja UiidR. Neither iiutliority give*) the name which wat rtally 
b('»t4:iHred oii the dtixfased Stihuu. hut local traditiou would appear to 
ideDtify him with MarUum Ja&){^t, or the " Bearded Der-eiuH-d." * 

I. (3) Hi» Hi^htitiw'K M8. B*utc8 t1mt Raja Peiioh'N lu-eoufi hus- 
band — she hnd thiv^e— was Marhiim Pulnii Baian : his li\in^ title ig 
not ^iren ; hut Arong 'JNiiniijon^ is st«tt*d to have been her third 

(4) Raja Peruk in fdireK : Perak htnuji; her uatne, am Hhoiild have 
btwD p(iiu(«d out, and not (ht* name of the Stat**, ''8ved Muhamed 
Janibol. the sect of," etc., is a strange mutilation of " Said Mohaniail 
Jambut, the son of," etc, 

(5) lu Ihi- al'wnce (if the explanaliou aut-gfated ahnre, the l»ewil- 
dereil rewler might i>erliap» inmninp that the author of this Mli!»Uah 
was trrin^ to make •' Raja Sherifali (female) " marry her own Kister, 
and that the union ar-conlin^ly )>n>ved uitfrnitfiil, hut the apparent 
paradox is fu^ily explained wlieu it is kuuwu that thiti Hin-ond Baja 
Peralc uieanH a Male Raja of the SUitf "f Pertik, hin name beinf; 
unfortunately omitt*^. As to ■■ Panjjeraii. Raja of BanJAr," i« not 
Pamjirau an eriuivalent Bu^^s or JavaneHi- titlii- wbieh would make the 
insertion of the word Raja tauudof^'ful ? In Java, at least, Pangiran 
sjg:nifies the bod of a Raja, and it is certainly not bis name. ■ 

II. (2) Haja Said is not inentiimed in His Hif^hnd^m'H uot^-s. hut 
Raja Siti is. As the latter is not inentioue^l by Rajii Mahdi, [Kwsibly 
it is ati error for Kaja Said, Baid being written i^idl. I doubt the 
accuracy of " Raja S*tHt/." and should suK^est Raja Siah. ^iven by 
His Highness, but here omitted. Raja Alnlid luiliumn and Kaja 
Halitnah are also left out. 

III. (a) {ti) Raja Tahir appears to be mythical, at least he is airt 
mentioned by His Hifjfhness. and I can t^i uo tidings of him. 

in. {h) Raja Hauiidah and Raja Mohained are omitted. 

in. (r) The two sons were (1) Raja Yuuub, and (2) Ruju Hawa. 

III. (d) (1) Jiaja hijft (female)- mnrried to Raja Abditilah of 
Klaag — he^ Raja AMut Rakamn. Comment is superfluous. 

(5) For Raja Brodo read Raja Budu (Iwro and elsewhere). 

IV. (a) (1) I can tlud no aci-ount of a sou of Raja Sleinian 
named Raja Jaina'at. 

(5) Raja Teh or Kaja Jama^: read Raja Cteh (==:Piiteh^ and Kaja 
Jemsja^ — Jamay is ghastly. 

IV. (6) RajaSi-'njjr read Rsja Snei. 

(3) Raja Rook : read Raja Wnh or Wiih. 

IV. (e) Raja Imbiu (male) is omitted. Ue wasfotber of R&ja Ajid 
and of a dau|{hter. 

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No. 12.— Vol. Ill.—Sgml February. ISUn. 


TiyrE. J. p. RODGER, the Acting BritiHh Resident, waa "At 
/Vi Home" at the Residency on Saturday afternoon, the 9th 

J instant, when visitors were invited to meet the Right Rer. 

the Bishop of Singapore and Sarawak. A very wet afternoon, though 

not keeping many away, made it implJ^(sihk■ for the eomiuiny to 

amemble in the grounds. 

SiK William B. GnsnoN, c.b., k.c.m.g., who was a guest for a 
few days last week with the Acting R<!sident, is visiting the Colony 
and Malay States. He retired ten years ago from the post of Clerk in 
the Treasury, having served at one tiino as a Private Seeretary to 
Mr. Gladstone and having gained his knightwood for scrviees in 
South Africa. Mr. Buttery (of Messrs. Saiidilands, Buttery <t Co.. 
Penang), Mrs. Buttery and Mr. Wi^g Pronser are at present staying 
at the Residency. 

GA.PTAIK Sters, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur lust week, accom- 
panied by Mrs. Syers, resumed his duties uf Captain- Sujjerintendent 
of Police on Monday, the 18th inst. Captain Syers presents a ]>erfect 
pictnre of health, and, notwithstanding the fact that he has liecome 
quite rotund during his stay at home, says he feels fit for any amoimt 
of hard work. _ 

Mb. H. M. Hatchell, who on account of his health liad to take 
short leave in December, returned to Kuala Lumj^ui' from Bangalon; 
on Sunday last. Mr. 0. F. Stonor, who lias )K>eii acting for him in 
Rawang and Serendah, returns to Kuula Lumpur. 

"A OENEEAL regret," writes a eorresiKmdent over the signature 
"One of his Friends," " will Ije felt at the loss of yet another of the 
' old familiar faces.' Mr. George Bellamy deserves much sympathy on 
account of his enforced retirement throu^'h a railway accident at so 
early an age. One of the most upright and hardworking of men, he 
possessed that innate comprehension of the wants of the Malay and 
that colonising instinct which plays so imjxjrtant a f^art in the work 
of District Officers stationed in sparsely ]>opnlated countries suc!i as 



tlie Malay Prolectomtos. He thus took n ppomiueut jnu-t tu th" 
(levelopmoiit of the out^listrirts, aiiJ there is tlu doubt that the 
GoTernmeut. as well as bis old frieiiJs. will feel the Iossb thet have both 
■lutaiued. Mr. G. 0. BclUmr joined the Strrice in 1884 ob Secwtarr 
to the British R«Bident; on the death of Mr. Hawlev and prior to th<^ 
appointment of Mr. Venning he acted as Treasurer For a ithort time. 
He waa then prooioted to the jwst of CoIIect^J^ and Ma^idtratu, Uhi 
LuDKat, Im'iiik th<! drui n>bidfiLt ColWtor nf t)ml Dislrict. Later ou 
he acted OS Colk-L-tor of the ITIn Selan^or Distrit-t. und wok the first 
io discover the jums into Fahun^ kiiowu as the Dt;votiiu Phhh, throvi^h 
which the (■art..roa<l is now being i-aixied. Nest, he acted as Auditor, 
during the ultseuee on leave of thv lato Mr. W, H. West; but the 
Ktrain of wtirlc, ii^fKravatwl bv a wry rn'rious at.tn+'lt of influenza, 
iindenuined his health and he had to f^o home on long lea\'e. 'While 
OD leave he resumed his studied at Trinity CoUeffe, Dublin, aflvr a 
lapfe of six Tears, and obtained, the de^free of B.A. with honnurfl On 
lu» rwium to S»-Iangor he aeted m Treasurer duriun Mr, Venning's 
absence ou leave, and was afterwards uppotnted District Officer, Kuala 
Selangor, an office \v^ held with nnu-h cn-dil uutil the date of his retire- 
ment. He was It moHt eonseientiouH worker and nerer spnretl himself 
iu theoffiLt'or iu tlu' field in Eurtherins IhL- iuterest^of theOovi/mment. 
He earned tlie j^od will of the iiativys. bv all rlaeses of whom he wa* 
much reupccted. A keen sportsmau with a guu, his last exploit, 
after his lu'cideut, wue to kill two elep]iant» with riffht and 
l^rt barrels, and to brin^ down, but not kill, another with the third 
allot. A fcooA Malay scliolar. well versed in native folklore, he 
contributed M.-ri'nil interesting articles to the Selaogor Journal. 
.ConattttiLionally a stiYtng man. hin bi-alth was broken bv the seriouH 
injuriea la* received iu the railwav <-olltsiou uear Kliint; in Sepl^^mlwr, 
1898. On that ociaaion, denpite ii l)adly fraetured shoulder, he rendered 
gn«t ansiKtiimv in utt<>aditii; to the wounded, placing guards over the 
mails, and keeping or«ler amuu;^ the terrified native paascugen. 
Plodding and ftersiateut in all he iiudi-rt<Hik. the Qoveniment must 
ineritalilv fwl the Io«fl iif so useful an officer." 

Mr. Sidnrt Colvillb, writ*^s a eorresivondent. is takint; hunii^ a 
team of Bunne^t; to play the game of main raga or main impak, and he 
hopes that for Colrille's sake the gnme will (<o as strong at home as 
" socket " is going at present in the far Kast. The Ram}»on Qatdte 
aayi: Mr. Colville leaves shortly for Kugland and has arrangetl to 
take with him a team of players of the Burmese national game at hall. 
As our readers kuow, this is play(>d with a hght wioker ball, which 
Ihp players hit with foot, knee. Inaok or arm, any j'ortion of the body. 



in fact, excofit the liam). Tlu' ot»ji>ct U io keep the ball from toucbinK 
tho gruuuil, aud il in |>hiv<K] will] keeu »%t in altuogt every vilUgo m 
Biirmah, It is bii inteivstinff ynnif? and will W qiiit*^ n udti»Uj \a 
Ea)?lajid. Sutae of tbi' )>1u_v<<ra Mr. C'oUUIe has rugaf,^d arc amoDfr 
the litift in tbf i-ciDntrT. 

Thk Cif^rettc Smukiiif; Concert at tht> SfUngor Club on Saturday 
('reuioK' last iru in every way a ew-^refig, u n>8tilt niainly due tu tbe 
caw and TaaDaK«tueDt f>f l>r. TroTt-rs. TW nKim -wan taitefiilly 
arranged, and thtru^h uut ovtrfruTrded there wan a ((owl atteodancv, 
tho |in>H(>u(v •'•f tbf Inili4-K ^iviuif an additionnl cliHnu to the entertain- 
inuut. Mra. Syars uud Mrs. Stafford o^K-ned the concert with a 
piaooforto dtiet. "Lieln'B NoTpllea," hy Hi-udrivk nufftnnun, whioh 
was taatefidly [ilayed in 6ue style ; Mr. Baxeiidiile folloved with a 
Bong, " I rtBc fntm drfanis of Ihi^e." by Saliiman ; Mrs. Tmvers" awect, 
well'trained Toicc wwb l»'Brd to goiwl effect in Si-hiilnTt's "AVboia 
Sylvia," and afle-rward* she favnure*! tbo aiidieuoo with C'eliior'a 
"WJtb stich a dainty danie," from Doraihy, and t ben i»anfr another 
son^ in resjNiuHe to au fOei>re; Mr. titok'^>e. now re^ard<^ almoot aa a 
strauger in Kimla Tjtiiii]<iir. nexl nuig very sweetly " Mistress Pnie," 
and later on " The S«-i.>tit ; " Mr. (I. H. Bounii*, in bitt vell-knowu 
niaxtfrly ntyle piivi- PiuHnli'ii " Bi'dnuin Love Song" (enitired), "Thy 
daily f^ue^ttun," l>y Hi'lnuind. and, by rtM|iieBi, "Tommy Atldua," 
tbe httter beinsf hitfhly ai'iirt-riuteti, p*|ii-riiilly nt «no end of thi' room, 
judging from the miinn«T in which the tlioniB was taken iiji ; Dr. Uertx 
■hewed eonsiderable i>ower and rauce and Banj; finely "SaJaman'i 
•an^ |>aa Hojene," by Hartmaun. aJid " Iiille rihle Itonnebaer." by 
Himg {viin>nHl) : Mr. Norman gave "Out on the deep," aud Mr. Alex- 
ander sang " The ]H)tka and the ehvtir Iwy," Io Ihu K'r^L amusetoent 
of tlie l>aok dividion; Mr. Walter Iiotl'a pianoforte aolos were 
highly api'reeiated. ett])e<-ially his reiuli.Ting i>f Ilvetboreu'a "Sonata 
Pathetiqiie . " this young piaJiist is a welcome actiuisition to Kunla 
Lumpur muiiit-al «-in.-1fti, his playing gives promise (-f real exc«U«iioe. 
if he will only devote bis time to that careful practice which ii eaaen- 
tial Io ilK atliiiniiifut. Thu «L-compuuinK-nts were played by Mr«. 
StnfFonl, Mr.'i. TniviTs iiiid Mr. AlexandiT. A eonoert, eejieL-ially a 
new de]iarti)re in the form of a "Cigarette Conewrt," gi*'e»i ua much 
eujoYUient, hut not a litth* amuseui(.'nt tan alao be derived by listoaing 
during a few dava fMlIowing to the varied o])iniuna about tba per- 
formance. One deprwatfs tb.- introduction of a comic song, while 
another rows tliai a few comic songs would have made the concert 
perfect; and though 8'>me iucline to the opinion that tbe choice of 
8<mg8 might liAve lieen iniprove^l on, moot olliei-s declare theeveniog't 



L>uU-TUiuitiiL>iit "a ^rrfiit treat nud I'litirmiug throu^liuut," srilh wliit-b 
laltvr opiniim we i.-iitirelv agrtHV 

Tbs sale e.t Klang oE " 320-iicr<; Itlm'kH of n^rictilliiral land titntahle 
for coffee ]>lautiiij;," about wliicli tio mticli lins lieen said auU written 
and 80 manj varied opiiiiona expresBod as to the prices wbic-L would be 
reaJiacd, tonk I'laoe last Monday, and proved a surpriw to most ]ie<)ple. 
The result of the wile is given below : — 



Coat of Title 







Survey Feoa. 




A. n. p. 

8 e. 


» e. 




328 3 

197 40 


164 50 




319 3 

192 00 


160 00 





192 00 


160 00 





Mn 40 


159 50 


1 .aofH 


320 1 U 

192 60 


160 50 




320 1 

192 60 


160 50 




376 1 

22(i 20 


183 50 




876 1 

226 20 


188 50 




289 2 

174 00 


145 00 




319 3 

192 00 


160 00 





156 60 


180 50 




259 3 

156 00 


130 00 





192 00 


160 00 





n^»*er»— • 

A. Forsyth 

t W. Fon 

jythe ; J 

G. W. 

Wdmnn ; 

II H. E. 

M. Hill ; § 

W. W.BaJ 


A coKURSPONBRNT writ^B:— "At Kluug, on Ibie Uth instant, by 
niirtiou suit', 4,130J acres of Qovemnn'iit forest land vrerv dinpused fif 
for MO,220, an avtiraj{f of S2.47 Iht arrf. Tliis laiiil, in addition, cat- 
ries an annual qnit-n-nl «if 50 rents per ai-re, and a tpmrter of the area 
has to l»e openwl in five ywii-n, fniliii;; whii-Ii it reverts to the Git\-cm- 
ment. Some 20 Einvipenns. prin<-ip:illy plant^-rs, attendeil the sBile. of 
whom MeniM. A. Fomyth. T. H. Hill. O. Welnuui and "VV. W. Baile/ 
piiixhaaeddiffen'nt blot-ks. 3Ijr.ll. O. Maynanl made Beveral hidn. but 
somebody else alwatR went one Witer. It was j*enerally tIioui;ht thai 
the Gorernment bad dune very well, also that the jtrioe* seviired at the 
sale would noL be maintained in i\w vase of any further lota auctioned, 
unless more definite promises aa ri'^^ard dmina^ and ai-ft'ss faeiliticK 
were made. Aeeordio)^ tu plans circulated prior to sale, seven and a 



balf mile* of ik lill)^8tlillliai druiu M>rviii^ ihc'Bif liKn-kB u uudei' oounie 
of coaHtrtultOQ, und llitni^h the Di»<rii-t Offi'LT would not coininil 
binisclf til iinmiisinK that more tbau apiiroxiinatelv lialf of this would 
be put tliroii^li. tttill iu futv nf (ho n'sult of the wilp, purvhiworB hftvc 
eTeryhifht to t-xpect the Gov^mineDt to fiDish the work aod bo adhere 
to tb«ir orifrinAl gturantee. ]t «a» a noteworthy feature of the salo 
that DO natives attended, for though the area of tho Bniallest block 
was '2i>l ftcros. it ^an scarcel}- be the I'aito that our opulent Chinese 
Towkaj^s. or men bku Mr. K. TuoibtiHaiiiv Pilki, would Ih.* afraid of 
taking upovt-n 320 acre* if thry thongbi it ^'oml i;nouj;h. Why, tht-ii. 
•wvre tbt^y uol there? Of the four evcntiuil purcbasera (tliuu^^h Ur. 
T. U. UiU WOH bt'lieTod tolHi Intyiug on t-oinmiaoion} Mr. U. WelDiao, 
who was acting oh lielialf of Mr. Thomiifl North ChriBtie of Ceylou.wiw 
th..' .mly 'me who had uotu coii8idcnil>le slake in Klong already. These 
points must all be takeii into •»usidcmtiou in gauging the importaucu 
of the nde as an indication of the value of laud iu Klaug. That the 
sale, as a italo. wan a iiUc<T)ij and justiti'.-d the action uf thu Oovem- 
went iu iutruduciu^ the luuorattoU, there eau be utt doulil, uiid an all 
Ihe purehu«ers apiR-urcd mifislii'd, tliey at uuy rato cvideulLy eoueiidered 
Lbev bad t'ol tbeir muuey's worth." 

A Mketixo of tilt Muwum Coiiiinitteo was held on the l^th iuiit., 
Mr. A- S. Rmi-ndale (C'liairuuiu). Mr. Vou Douop (Hon. See.). Dr. 
TrBtvrti iiud MfK^rit. A. U. Venuiii^;. Siuideraou and Rutiu.-ll bein^' 
jwesent. Aniongst ottii-r huxiuesit, it wii« rexolved timt 11h> Muhviiui 
be opened from 7.30 ii.«i, to .5 p.m. daily, Sundays inelnded. Tlie 
Cb&innau informed the meoiiug that two nativo cwUectortt had Imh^u 
seat to Pahang to obtain Bpedmena of Sabai implements, weapons. 
eUr. Altvutiou was drawn to the crowded state of the erhibits, imd 
it voa rcsoU'od that, pending the reruuvat of the Muaouni to more 
commodious pretnineH, pei'miRHion nhoutd he Rou^ht to utiliHC the 
onthouae adjninJDK the present premises. The Committee aaknow- 
lodged with thiuikti the n>ueipt of the following iLdditioud to the 
Museum ;— 

Tbree ti|>4ieiuieus of cuuglumemto of liu> 
quartz and muudic. 
.. Six «|»eciinen8 of L-alesimr, 

Two Bpefimfna f»f rare wood- 
... A young cnitHxlile. 

A small bawk. 

Ac emu. 

Mr. E. M. Alexander 

Mr. A. S. BaxtnidaU- 
Mr. S. I^azarua 
Mr Kanipong 
Dr. Travors 
Gardens C'omnnttto 

The number uf visitors during Ihe mouth of January was 1,402. 


Wk heu* ihat a tin crytttal. «upj>uiH<d to br probnhlj the lati^eid in 
the world, has Imh-o [irnseiilcd to the St-Ian^or Mustmni bj Ur. W. W. 
Ooolc of the Strmits Tradiug Co-. Biin{$ci Besi. 

The Sel&ngor OainernTiieiit Rnilwav cxlemiuu to Snngci Besi iriU 
be formollv opened on Tiiumlav. iho *2Hih inst. A Bpticul train to 
ronrey the risitor* will k»T« the Kuala Xjumpiir Railway Stotion at 
4 p m., retoraint- fr»mi Suogti R-si at 5.45, a-avhiug Kuala Lumpur 
at 6.10. 

A Gbnekal Mmtrrya <rf Itie memben of tii« Selaogor Planters' 
AnoeiatioD will be held in Kualii Lumpur to-morrow {23rd ioit.), at 
10.8U a.si. Todisj-ow of tW following agenda:— (I > Torvad mtnutca 
of the laat iwH->tiii£; ; (2| to road com«}>ondt>Dc^ with OoTeminimt ; 
(3) to reveire C»mmitt««')i Annual ll<;[>ort ; (4) U* eloct office lieanrrs 
for 169A 1 (5) any titber buffinuss bruui^ht buforc the meetin};. On 
anuth«T page we print the ivport to be laid before the members. 

Tun regular monthly au«ftiu|^ of the Committee of the Selaugor 
Club was held on Wedneaday, the I3th iu&t., C^[>t4iiii I^yons (iu tho 
chair'), Mr. Bli^^h (Secretary), aoid Messm. French, Ptixuii, Kiisafll 
and Sandenwn wea- present Measrs. K. L, JCw and 0. OrtUrpp 
wore elecui] members of the Chib. 

A GsNiftAL MsKTiiro of lht> Members of the Selanvor tivmkboua 
Cinb will 1h- held in the Beading Ko^m ^'f the Selanf>or Club on 
Saturday. «ud March, at (> p3i., " lit dii#c-iis« the jMwiLion of the Club 
with regard to tht; tenns of the lotae of the Ratiocuur«c offered by the 

It is enouuiagin}; to se^ that there ara still some sporting in- 
diridaalB left in SelanRor. A new Selai^r pack has Dow fairly 
started and with some sacceia; Two devr shot at Lincoln and Haw- 
tliomden Estales by Dr. TrsTew. one at Am|MUi|? by Dr, Scoti and a 
fimj ata^at Ampannc bv Mr. Haumtt aiv umoni; thti ftucecarfiil days, 
and tead Ui shew not only that then' are some dwr h-fi in the juugit?, 
but thill the di»pi know huw to c^i them out. At present the i«ck 
doe* not muster stroi^ enoutrh **> J** much good with |Mg, of which 
there are plenty altoul, but this will be tvmediod heforu long. Mr. 
W. Leach deaerrea very giral credit for the war in wMth he has 
performed the difficult task of sUrting a pacV. One or two of the dogs 
fomerlr kepi by Captain Sycni oud Dr. TrATora found their war into 



ilia huiils, bul i\\vy bare now died out, and one Bolitary pup repretwuls 
tbe [laL'k uf Home 2^ or 30 dci^s that ummI to Htir u|i ibc pig utid iIiht 
io tilt' juQglcM ruuiid ivuiibi Luiupur. An exccUutil ketint'l has nuw 
lieeu built at Mr. UiU'h's lioiide aad the d<^s, uWut )2 iu uumber. ure 
undi-r tiic care of a Chinamaa wbo has groat experitioce in hunting 
pig and d<HT. A cvniract will be uittdf with him to ke«.'p 25 do]^, 
iveA, and hunt thcin. To uiect the cxi>cus4;ti iucurrrd io buiUliiiif tho 
keimeU and keei^in^^' up the pack an cutraiu-i; fL« uf $l-'> tu urigiiul 
toembvrtt liud 920 to new cooivra is <:har;j:fd. with a mibsmpiidu uf S5 
a month, thure axv uhvAdy l«>n meitilx-nt, inuur of whom luni tip 
rtfpilarlv at ihu weekly huuts. Preseiitit *it likely loukiuK dogn will 
bu tltaukfuUy reveived, as the pack is aa yel nut neurly up to fuU 

OuB Ruwaug eorre«iMjndent wrot« on Ibc 7th iustant (tuo late for 
our Iwtt publieatiou) um follows :—" Tigers eominiic to uiake their 
pivKQcv felt iu the JiKtrict. Siuee uiy last to you. three in>:<n luive 
been killed — namely, a Jaranese wood-outter, a. Chiniiinau tuid a Malay 
rArt-driver, the Utter of whom was OArrit^d olT on Ftiilay lUKht laut 
while driTiog his hulloek-cart up from tiutii. ludtK-d. the mao-eattTs 
hen* are most daring, for the- other day ont.' of thfiii w:i« n-iHirk-d to 
have followed a cart <>n the ]iiiUHe ro»<l for alniul a tiiilc wilhuut. how- 
«ver, K^tt'^t' *" opjiorliiiilly to jnmnw; »i|«iu thu Jrivvr, n KUiig. On 
(taturdar Ituit some Sakais brmi^ht the ean'a«» of a liluok paiithei' from 
flukit Slam for the ii^iml tiovcmuieiit reward. Tli(-> brut*.', it watt 
iitat4>d, bad lieeu reMpoasiblo lor the lives of niuiv thau one huinuii 
U'itii;, aud was eveutually killed by meaiiH of a bamboo eprinij tmp. 
AiKantiige haa Invn lakt-u of the pivsen^'e of (hette ' oroiig ryat' to 
^vt them tit Kt up uimilar trapti in the juut^le round about here, and it 
is u.* be boiMjd thai bi'fore many days one of these man-eatintf titfers 
will be brought to book. Since writing the above a rei>ort ha« l>een 
rtMreived that a Bengali aud a Malay were carried of! yesterday at the 
21^1 mile beLwceu R-iwattg and Screuduh." 

And ou the IGth insi.. lie writes:— "I aui kIi**! to be able to in- 
fonii y*-»\ that one uf the Itawau^-Si'ivnduh luau-euterD has at hut 
l»eeu killud, i»nder tire urn slanws which iimv jn^rhape be of interest 
10 your readers. A ntporl. wiui made at the PoUee Station here on 
the morning of the I4th int>tant, l)y a Chinaiuan, to the efFect that ou 
the previous oreuiii^ hiK friend, a* he Wiis K^mig to take a bath a 
few yards away from litH hut, hud beeu earriej off by a tiper at llio 
19j mile. Shnrtly aftfrwaids somp pulireiueii and h number of the 
Peujfhulu's meu started for the plajse. aud it was not luu^ before Lhejr 


lucceeded in fiudiiig the IxhIt of the uufnrluiiote man in duiue uu<)er- 
grovrtli about, 50 yards (listant from tht* spot wlien' hi^ wju* killed- 
It waa not yet totivbed, and ao titn>j was Iburtft'ore lost in jilai'iuf; ^iin- 
traps uear tt, iifter wliii.-h Uifj ri-iunu-d to the liut to await the rc»tilt 
of their latH)unt. It ua« at about 5 p.m.. wbik* ifuiut* uf Uiv mvix were 
busjr helpiuK thomsolves to whati-vrr tliey cuuM lay thmi' hatidii ou in 
thi* Cbiuuuuui'M gardi'U in ord^r to [■n-ijjiivlhfir diuutT. aud just at the 
moment Mr. I^yeerulinij/gi'ii (ihe MiiiinicOvcrNetr) mid I airivi-d tm the 
scene with tbf int4?ntiou »»f sittic^' up for the brute, thflt ' bfui); ' went 
one of the k*""* '" tl'e juugle. folloued iu a ft-w m-ctdida by ivto other 
reports in quick sud'esiiioa. Tlniw wlm weru in tht* (cnrdt^n instiuitlj 
dn»ppe<i Ihe pumpkins. L'lK-umlx'i'H, otc.. which ihoy bad fratbi-rud and 
rau heltt'r skelter, all of them eventually tatinjj rtfiiffe ou a plaifonu 
tfady bad orected close to the but. 8oon after the i-eporta the Miuiot; 
Overseer asked to he eonduoted to the spot whore the tTni>a were 
placed, but uoue of the men were at first lucliued tu stir, saying that 
tbey preferred to ])ut off furth('r aetion till the neil morning; but 
sueing afterwards how det«riniiied Mr, Leeiiibniy<fi'u woe tbev i*c- 
hictaotly consented. Ou rcacliiug Ibe uutakirtB of the jungle, at tbo 
su^eslion of one of thetr niinilier — a ohnrt sleut man rejoieiu^r in the 
name uE Lebby Allauj^— the uatircM had reiourw to what is mlled 
pitiavat a.n 3 pre<.':uitioiiHry meiwiin'. that is, Lebby pave three lond 
Rbouta of a phrane which sounded very much Ube Arabic, each shout 
being followed by ti chorus in which the others heartily jobiH]. 
Tlie object was. 1 understand, to foree the tiger, if still alive, to growl 
and BO make kuown liis wbere.ibouts. But not even a groan wait 
lieard. and Ibeu ibe parly negotiated the jungle. Owing (« the 
tbickn<.ttH of the uadergrnwth we i-oiild only proeved in Indian 6le, 
the load being taken by the Mining Overseer while the rear wtis 
brought up by tho eorpub-nt nalirt- gentleman abuve referred to, who 
in addition to a dagger stuck in his wniBtlmnd. was armed with a 
anider in one baud aud a loug kria iu the other, with which be kept 
]K»kiug to the right and U-ft of bim as we m«.'vt;d idung — for fear, I 
believe, of the enemy Bueaking up to bim. Slowly and okutionslj wo 
proceeded, nut a sound b«ing heard wive tho cracking of dry twi;^ 
and fallen brAuubes aa we pmsi'^ onward, until we were amongst 
the trapB, wbeu one of the conBttibles. deteetiug Mr. Stripes lying 
in one comer, exclaimed, " Itu ]i])a diaV" aud, witliout waiting to 
take aim, fired. His example was quickly followed by two other 
natives who were equally excited, and this reckless firing would hare 
been continued bad not Mr. Tx'enibntggt.-u loudly called on tbeui to 
desist. As soon as the smoke cleaj-ed away, the man-eater was 
seuu stretched, at t'uU length some three yards off, quite dead, At 



tbc same time it wa« discorered tiut the Mae« men who firrd 
had all missed tbe object, abeving buw little natives can be 
reli«d on to \eeyt & eool head in ft inonient of excitement inch 
M thni. though ib(.'v niay Iw fair morksueu at other tiniM. I have 
DO doubt tfaftt. had th>? brut« \^wn wouuded only, one at leaat nf oar 
partjf would have suffereil owiuy to their want of ooolneas, a« for some 
•econds after their shot^i wl> l^uuM nut aee aojrtfaiag bejrond thu barrela 
of our guns on account of the sok^. The carcass was then, after 
ttome difficultv. brought out of the jungle aad carried along the rail- 
war line to Bandar, and from there carted in triumph to Hawung, 
followed bj a larui.- and excited crowd. The man-eater was a tiKresit 
nwaaaring 7| ft- in leugih and 3} ft. In height, and had a beautiful 
skin. In OoncluKion, I may mention that almut the same time that 
the brute was killed, another man (a filaluv) waa lArried off not far 
from the place, so that there can be little doubt that there is more 
than one man-c^ttng tiger in the district." 


A LITTLE more than a rear ago— on the 3rd of February. 18M~- 
the Bishop of the IWocese officiated at the serrioe on the occa- 
sion of tbc British RL-aident, Mr. W. H. Treacher, c.m.g., la^-ing 
t}ie foundation- stone of the new Chtirrb of St. Mary the Virgin, 
&od an account of the procecdincB. together with a di-seriptiou of the 
building, was giren in No. 11 o£ Vol. D. of the Selarufor JoHrnat, and 
later on, with No. 20. we issued a |ierspi^ive Hket«h of the proposed 
Church. On Saturdajr, the 9ih instimt. at about S.SO a.m., the Service 
of Conaecration was held, in the presence of a large and rrprcsentatire 
coBffregation. Bishop Hose and Archdt-ui-i m Perbam (who bad arrived 
in Koua Lampnr on the previous Tbursdav evening) were retreivedat 
the Church by the Acting British Eesideut.'Mr. J. P. KoJgtT. the Kev. 
F. W. Bainee, A. K. Venning. Churchwarden, the choir (in surplicts), 
and some of the prindi>al n-nideuts of Kualu Itumptir; the Chaplain 
baring read the |ietition praying that the building might l)e conse- 
cnt^d, the proceasion moTed up the Church, and. upon the Bishop 
taking his seat. Mr. Rodger presented to him the deed of grant, 
ArubdeMon Perbanu as Hegistmr, afterwards reading the Act of Con- 
seoatioa, and tbe serviw tlu*n proceeded. An excellent ncL-oimt of the 
event ■ grreo in tbe Sinpa^rt Free Prc$». of the 1 2th instant, from 
wUdi we quote a descnpttoa of the int^^rior. Bv some oversight. 
komfer. aa a comspondeut points out iu u letter publiiilied cbienhere, 
a euriova einiassoa occurs, luaAmurh aa m-ilher the Arch it<M!l, Mr, A. C. 
Nonaaa, aor the Contractor. Mr. W. Nicholas, are mentioned, As 
the writer of tbe letter points out, both these gentlemen have earned 
tbe thaaVa of tbe community for their work iu thi<) couuection. 

" btorvall J tbe Chnrcb presents a very hnrnflikeapiH-'aranoe. The 
valla an oolmned a gray stone tint, the mouldings and door and 



window drosainijs liiivio^^ tlio sa-me buff tint a« on tlif rtiilKifk*. Thi» 
nave has ao open timbered rooE. pl&in )iut of jfood proportions, and is 
of merbaii, the ceiling being of oeriab. and tbe t^fTect of the two woods 
when stained and varnished is rcullv- i^ood. Tho roof of tho cliancol 
is of rather omjiracntal appearance, though nmcticallj it in uf the 
same design as that of the oatc, tlic cause of the diBFerence in vtleirt 
being duo to the meetioR of half tmsmes of hip in one oluBter. The 
duuiivl iB U)$hlt!il by three Iook huicet windows, filled with staised 
^'lass, one in each of the sides uf the Bpsidal end. 

■' The tJtar, which is raised seven at^ps alHvve the floor of tjie nan*, 
is coTured with a ■ Italdacchino " of rerr jihvin design, nuwle of mcrb«a 
and auriah. It consists of a trefoiled gable canopy surmounted by a 
lar^e cti^rs tind supportt-d vtx u cIiibUt of shafts at each of thf four 
comers. Across the liaek of the " Inildacchiuo " » red <:urtuin is huutj, 
and tbe whole has rather a good effool. the cross on the re-table shew- 
iug up wfU ai^nst the t-uj-tain. Purinj,' the wrciuouy of eonsecration 
thi> itllur was covered with a most ln-autiful iiltar frontal. On the 
south side of the altar is the credeniti table. 

" Perhaps the most strikin^^ of all are the priest's desk and chuir 
stalls. The ends are of merbau uud of elaborate deeif^ filled with 
tmeericd piioels and have uarved poppybeads. Thi.' front of the stalls 
and desks an' iilleJ in with mouldi-u ]>a.aelK and open tnuwry mado of 
•eriab. the colours of the two wimmIji ahewing up well. On the south 
side is the orpin chamber, but unfortunately as vet there is ao «rpan 
and for the present the lnn:;e arched opening for the orgau is filled in 
by a screen with the hunnouinui in front. The pulpit is at the north* 
west angle of the Church ; it is octo^'onal in plan, corbelled out with 
a bravy Ami rich monldiMi corbel from a cluster of four circular shafts 
with moulded caps and bases. The ttides of the octiigou are fitled with 
quatrefoiled «iink ]»anels and the whole is coloured pure while. The 
pulpit is appi-oached by ate]>8 from tbe chancel wlncn is divided from 
the naAv by a low dwarf wall, which it U hoped will soon hv stir- 
monuted by an urniniicntrtl wrought iron i-liano'l rail and galea, 

"The nave is, of oniirse, less elabomte in design. The prineipifcl 
feature of this j^nirt of rde buildin,; is auiple provision for roniiUtion, 
ew'-h l<ay couta-iniug a birije door o|}«-uiug on to a wide verandah or 
ambulatory; these will always be open during Kcrrice. Th<^ luutiug 
is very yhkist and sulistnntial. As in the chanoel. the ends an* of 
mei'l'-au but of a much less pretentious desi^, tht- only .nttempt a% 
elalmratiou being the fronts uf the two first seats, one of which is (he 
RpsidcnI'.f. The font is placed »t the west end eJoso to tht> main 
entrance." " 

* »* ■•*«* *« **«•*»»•♦ 


fIRED. evidently, by the siKfes'^fiil meetlnf^ jnst bmnt*ht to a 
i-onclusion in Pcrak and Penaiitr. the Suntrei Ujonp rtvmklinna 
Club Iisve decidt^i to hold a Hjh-** Meeting in April, about Easter 
time. The progntmine bsK uot vol Imoju publitihed. hut I Wlieve 
amongst other events will Ik* included a bamlicap tW all horw^, another 



ftir 13 3 pODies, a opning raci* for H\Hn, a Relliniif nux for borwt of the 
poa*UtCT clasB anJ a race for pallowajB. The prize money will, I 
beliijve. amatiDt to aliout 93,000. veith tiwe^patakes addtid to most, of 
ihr* rsM^B. The stakes. I hoar, will ]>e (i^uuraiitccd bv Boveml lueinliem 
of the Clutt, so thai owultb may fntor withuiit an^- inisifivinffti and 
need not. aa happened bffore the Lwt meelin;?, wire to the Hon. Sev- 
retarv to know, provide thev sent horsoa iip, what guarantee they 
bad that thp ndtrrtiwn! nionev- would !»»■ forthcoming. 

I am afmid that, at all fvi-nU for this mt>etin>^, Solauu^or wilt have 
lo «it duwu aud wulcli tlw. fiiu. an owin^ tn th«- uiKv^rtainty which htm 
existed for somi* litiie as to what uc-tion the authoritioa would takf^ 
with rej^ard to aMowinKjirofoBBionals to ridDonoiir rt«irst>. iiono of t.h^ 
iiiemberH of this Club hav« thought it giMid t-noiigh to invest in itum*- 
borfteileith. Wir mav. however, have a n!pi\t«.'n(iitive in JJortilhy Tor 
the AMkdfiter class a« Sir. Cuniming is giving her regular work, tho 
Muue geutleiuiui ban aUo purehawd a 13.3 f>nuy uainud. itucgrvtjitr. 
who may be enlt^red fiiroiicof th(^ jjony ra(H»s; Ataiania and TA« Crork 
may also Im? ont^rL-d for the same rntx! an DonAhtf, as they are Ixith 
being n-gularly hucki'd nbout by their resf(e<>tive owners, but, as far an 
I know, havi? done no work on the i-ourse. 

The Coiuinitii>u of tlie Gymkhatxa Club liave at la«t reot'ived uu 
aiiBWer from Singii|iorR in reply tn their requent that profpssioiialii 
sboiild be alh'^wed i-y rid*.- bere. H,E. theOovernor clear5y stat^a that 
on no account will professionals be alIowi?d to ride on any courw* in 
Selajigor which is under Oovernmeut control, and further, tliat the Club 
mtm rnntiniie to pny the yqjrly retil of S22.*> for the Clraiid Bland 
erected by the Gorcmoienl. Ongoing into the matter theCommiltec 
came to the eonr1ii<tion that it in alwolutely iiupustiible to run Gym- 
khauas here ciKx-ptiiig ut it lotw. aud ttuH being the i-atH* ther>> wei'>; only 
Ihnf alternatives to U? put liefore theGrueral Met-liug : (1) to Hquidute 
the Club ; ("£) to keep the Conrse, payinc r.*nt out of the eredii Imlttrce 
until Iwtter timed came ur circurosljinoes altered; (3) to start a new 
Tiu-f Chdi. Tbegi-eat objection to tbe Utt«'r ixiurse was that no suit- 
able buul near the town was tbuught to be pi-oeumble ; but I am glad 
to IM" able U> ulate that a most t?xi'el]ent ratveourse Hite has siiieo then 
been found only 1^ miles from Kuala Lumpur, the land being 
private property. No opposition nv^-d In- feared from (fovemmeat, so 
that iu a v^rv sthort liiue we mav reasonably bo[^> that the Selaiigor 
Turf Club will tje an aeeom[>IiHhed fael. I shall exj.'eet iu another year 
or so to see all the liest horses in the Colony assembled here to run for 
the &*laug»ir Oeriiy ^Tmk Man ih tmk Lalang. 



Akncal Report, 1895. 

OGKTi.RifBN. — Your Coniniitlee. in presenting their seeond Annual 
Kepfjrt, are glad to !« alile to state tliat during the year 1894 Hix new 
estates and eleven new membera were enrolled ufton the books of the 
AasoeiatioD, whilst the figures iu attached stAtistics show an increase 



of l.ri3 acKB under cultivation and of 772 labourerii of all nationalitiee 
einplojed on estAtes. An in 1893, returns liavt- not Ir'l'ii received from 
four cKtatf-'H. but allowing for this and for the-! fact lliat thf. above 
tiffurea are incluBire of a tapuK-a c 8tHk> of 800 acres owned by a Chinese 
Towkay who thia year joiof^d the Assoriation, it would nevoribeleu 
appear tliat some 1,000 iu;re» u£ cttSva have In'eii o(>ened up and OTer 
500 wort' lubouroFB employed on cfltat«s during IBV'^. 

Tliis rf!8ult cannot 1m> odUHidered as other thun highly satisfactory 
and indicative of the rapidly growing inipnrtanw and popularity of the 
planting enterprise. There is erery reason to believe, moreover, that on 
almost all of the already established estates considerable further exteu- 
tiioUB are to bu made in 1895. and that sfvenil eutirt-ly new propertien 
will be op*"Tied vip in Kkng, Ulu LaiigiLt and other districts. 

The great fall in silver, added to the more than pror»ortionate rise 
in coffee, which at the close of the year wafl quoted at about $45 
[MT pikul, offers intending investors a moat favourable opportunity for 
bringing in their capital, and HlampH tlif iiiduiitry hh one whioli.ut the 
present moment, appears well worthy of attention. 

Your Comniilttv regrift that they are not in a jxinition to give you 
ofltunateB of crops for 1895, several proprietors of estuies being unwill- 
ing tliat theiie partitiulars should ha ]mblished. It is worthy o£ note. 
as showing that confidence in eoffi.-4> in not ennBned to Europeans, that 
during the \mil year a very large urea has been [-louttwl in coffee all 
over the State by Javanese, Malays and Chinese. In fact, so much 
ruffes in ntiw Wing aetiuilly galheivd by iiutive«t in the District of 
Klaog, that a CnfVee Curing Coinpiniy has been started there by Mr. 
Mntt^obiich, and it is underxtood that th*- Manager, Mr. Gibson, luiB on 
many occasions been offered more coffee than he could ])OBsibly pat 

Your Committee desire to draw your iiartiuular attention to the 
fact thai no lehs than five large employers ui lalwur, have.aa espressly 
provide*! for in Rule IV., now joinud thf Association. We also aum- 
[ler amongst our members, the head of the Tamil community, Mr. K. 
Tambusamy Pilhu, and a representatiTe Chinese Towkav. both of 
whom in addition to being lai^e employers of labour are also owners 
of estates. 

It is hoped tliat bv strong combination of this nature, the Associa- 
tion may socm acquire a status which will ensure to us n more 
delilierate consideration of our representations to the Government 
than wt' have hitherto succeeded in obtiiiniug. 

At a general meeting held on 17tli F(*bruary, it was unanimously 
decided to invite Mr. A. R. Venning, an old Ceylon jilanter himself, 
and at present the employer of a number of Javanese in the Govero* 
nient Gardens, to l«eome an honorary member of the Association. 
In the letter of aeivplance which was received from Intii. Ttlr. Vtmning 
intimated that he was still as de«>ply int4.>reflted in planting as ever* 
and particularly in planting oj^enitions in Selangor. and vuur 
Committee feel sure that Mr. Venning's attendance at our meeting*. 

twsiclcB viiKurtUK Xv utt his active luviNtatKx* wh<m such in [Hnwiblv, 
will y;o far In i-tmvui.r at l>>iuit ouv iiicuiUrr of tbe Oovernuietit tbut 
Iho AsWH-iatioii vinlfiivonrs i»u all iKx^ofiitiiiii U> cuodurt ilit diHcu^Kious 
in u iQoilt^rat^j luid fair spirit. 

In the vsirlj tiart of the yoiir. Sir Cliark'S MilvhcU KHSUiutil tiii; 
reins of tiffict ami vritb ihv advent of our iit-w GoTt-rnnr omnc sevenil 
dnuif ic olteratluUH lu tbv tiL*ruia of laud tt.'Qiirtf : au ad valoreni export 
duty of one and a balf jjor wnU uu all eoffet- wiu also loried. 

Forest laud in Ibe Dintrii-t of Kliuij:. whidi Iiuk fi»r m>uu> timi! 
otlra4.t*;d tlie atteoiioa of jdunltire, is no lonjri'r to U- ubUiiiu-J eit-fpt ut 
atirtion sale, and «jmt-r<iDla throiii^hontllK'Statf liiivclMi.-uniist'dfrom 
iS ivDta to 50 wnlH l«T ttor*'. Tbo KUu^ Llofk'B U> bo sold iu lUo eai'ly 
part of 181)5 Imvo ull Uvii survevt-d b^ (Ktvcruiueut and. in iidditjon, 
the txiDstni^-tinn of ktidiu}; tuimts for draina^t.- |nirpi»BP« bait Iwen 
promised. The Govurnuieut liavc tbtiM nbown ii dofin.' to b»'I|i the 
mvo8liD>; i-iililir OT^r Mevt-nil luilinl difiitultics. uud the result of the 
sali'H will U-- a. pxtd iDdimliou iin to bow fa.r ibi'sc iuuovatiouM tiim< 
nuiud themselves. It bai4 l>eeu stati'd Ibnt ju future not nmri' thtin 
S20 acrvu will he ^nuit*.'d to anv oue «]ii.!ieani eieopt by ri|rht of 
[ture.bose at auction Bale, but vour Committee, whilst re*_'ommcudiug 
that a definite assurBUw ahnubl !«• obtained fn'iii the QoTerunieui 
nnou this point, have reasoux to lx>Iicvc that n. much Inr^^■r arua nui 
atitl be obtained outride the KlaU)< Diutrict. u[k>u uppltcation lu thc> 
Oovernor through the Keeideut. 

St^huiffur buM. duriuk; tUefra«t year, aliw 8e4?ii a chango of Residents, 
Mr. J. P. Ri'dtfer Imviu^' arrived in Qi-tober 1*> uet fur Mr. W. Hood 
Treacher. lu his reply to the letlw of welcome whieh your Cominittoo 
addreesf^l to him tm InJuilf of the Assut-iation, Mr. Rodger expretfued 
himself an much pk-iwed to tind. tui hi^ n'tuni to the Stale, that oiir 
AMO'.intiun luid Iw-irouie eslabtiBbed and iio|ied thai an alwdy wenn(|fht 
Imi of uuieb asftistiiuee to the State and that, our relations with the Gov- 
ernment nit^bt iilwayxln'of iL fi-iendlyaud eordial mi.tun>. Tbia senti- 
ineni is one wbi<:h your Commiltef feel iiHHun-d every nietnlier will 
heartily reciprocal*' ; at the same time.it is u mailer f)f rejjret that 
where eoniplete union and Combination are w eDsential to suceew. 
thor^' are Htill a few planters in the State wlio bold aloof, and whilst 
portieipatin^ to the full in any i^hhI whieh may result from the 
fortnauou of the Association, still do sot join. 

3fwi(M»/ji.^I>uriu[^ the y^^l^ ld9-l, four yem-nil mwliu>»a uud ten 
Committee' m^-«.-tiu^'!ii have )>een held, ull of wbieb were well ^.tteuded. 

Allemiions iti L<tnd Coiie.~An eudwi%*our wan made, eultoinating 
io a petition to U.K. the Ooveruur, to bring alwut certain uJt^-miious 
ID the Tjuid Code, but altoijether without suoih^'M. and it is now on 
record that the SaTomtneot iW-lines to tfiuirantee to pUinlom uir twrl 
of privacy or fnvdom from outside iuterfea-uee at the hands of 
miners, who mav detiire to work tin on the planters* land, though all 
Uiv planter ae\iK for is tlie opti<iU of working' the tin himself. It was 
iUso R'presenU.'d Uiat tlwiv was uu adetjuatc provision in tfav Code fur 



the equitnble 1H>PnT"ii' <.>f laod ai\|iiirei] hy Ourcnimt^at fur publiu 

riurposes, bui although tli« Chief MagistraU*. who is not. uud iii never 
ikel^' to be au exiwrt, has the absolut(> ri^ht to uwar«I nov Hum he 
chouKUH for Laud au a«.t|uiro(], irrcspoetive t>f tlio aiiSL'HKors' valuation, 
and a1tbou)jh th<.> owniT of tht- land h»ii no ri^ht of a[tpi>al u^fiunst 
Ids award, unless it be for $1.0<iO or I.-hs, still the Governnieut U of 
npiuiem i-hat mioli an cntiri^tr ont^-tiiib'd an-n.ii^i>m^nt in et]iiitAb1e to all 
(>artii?8. It COD unlv W liu|>eil Ihiit tliL- liniL* in not far diHtaut whi-n 
IUd cultivation of coflLH! luav fairly tluiui to W- nn iiuporlunt an ini]u.4> 
try to the State as tin-miniug is uuw, and that the otcaBion may never 
uritfu wliii-li will justify' anv OiTueHtiou that |<rivaUf laud lum iH'en 
acquired b_r the Ouvemiueul at other than a fair and just valiiatiou. 

AHeraliori in Jfnjvlalitrtt XIV- cf 189'3. — This Refifutatioii d*H« not 
jjivt' the t^mj)lo_vi'r whost- f(M>lk<x atr under a vcrliiU uoulnn't with him 
any right to detain his (.oolies until their debts are jwid off, after thv 
utiual mouth's notice is conipletc-d. and it was aitked that hil>DUJvrs 
under sUL-h verlml lontratts should be i.-om]ielled to pav or work off 
(hfiradvam-esbffote leaving Iheiremplovt'm' Bi-rvioc Tliis rcjiueat the 
Qovemnient refused, and »\e\>9. are now- alMtntto Ix* taken to ascertain 
pai-ticulars in conueution with written contracts, which the Regalation 
more defiaitelv covem. 

Vinchorae Tukef System.— Tlif frequuut ca«68 of desertion on the 
|>arl of (XMilicii who wish Ui Hhirk the ruKpousibilitv of [viyin^ off their 
debts having Wen the iwnk- of mnpb aujiovanw uud kw* to employer*. 
it was decided to ask the OovernruL-nt to exercise some re«truiDt over 
the uiovvnients of tiiet>e indiviJiiaU by enforcing the Ihmip of certifi> 
cutes uf diKc^liar^e on the part of cniploycrH, and uinking it c<.inipulsory 
that acooly seekinu employment should \v necessarily iu poHseeBiou of 
»neh a certificate before oUttiuini* work. To meet the eai*e of new 
comers it was sus^ested that they should Ik- supplied with ccrliBcateB 
of arrival at |M)rt« of dclxircation. ilut though (lunr i« not a Mingle 
em](Iorcr of labour in the State, either ofUctal or unofficial, who is 
not altogether in favour of thf introduction of w^mr iiueh fty-Kteni. 
your Commitlee rej;rets to say that Iwyond acknowh-dtfinp receipt of 
the Hon. Secretary's letter on the subject, the Government has tiikcn 
no stejw iu the matter. 

H^raithi^ of Labour by GovfrntHenl. — It was ascertaiDed that 
Government recruilx no labour from Inditl. but id dej-emleut upon 
ItH-al HUpply for the iierforuiance of Ihe lar^e and ini]xirtaut works on 
which liie Tamil cooly is so extetiNivcIy cmployinJ, and it was f'dt that 
to this fiu.-t waa mainlv due the hi^'h and ttteadily rising rates which 
employers have l)eeu forced to pay It was aW fell to Ik* n ^i-wit 
hardship, that Oovi-rnment haid not in any way BUjifiorled their own 
indenlun-'d immigration scheme by tlicninelvcs imiKtrtiag lalMjurera 
tinder indenlurc!- from lodia, and Ibut planters should be the sole 
importers of lal>oiir at the risk <.>f their oKvlies Iwing attracted awar 
bv the proKpi-ct of Ix-ing able to got higln'r wages elsewhere. Thouell 
ifie Buucxed returns show an apprei-inbh- incn-ase for the year in the 
uumber of Tamil coolicu employed on cstutew. still the ueuaud for 


iiaa daat ot l&boiir is Hr in excess of tho siippK. and tout C-.>iLiLri3>w- 
is atnmglT of opinion thai everr jK>*siWo t'ff*>n should 1* TOhOt v.- 
CTtablish A «>nnection with one or motv l.iK>ur aiTi'uoifS in Is-ii&. ks-i V' 
adTertiae at " the Coast " that liberal ira^vs art' Ivini: |did ov-er ii«H- 
f» free Indian coolies. With even- j-n^sjivt of irrvat rtvris>;<t? a 
the near future and an urierlv ina^ti^iiAti'' siipjOv of lab«^iir, ibe ■;*st- 
look is Terr aeriou?. and now moiv than i-ver it K'hoves. n<': tnere-V 
planters, but all enipU<_vi.Ts of Tamil hiKv.ir. to (.vinl-ine and d-.> ihtsi 
utmost to avert what is not niendv a thn^at^'iUHl. Imt a T^rv T>eal a2>i 
imminent dan^-r. 

PeiUioH IfrUfrt. — Several uiemlxTs liaviiiir tviu^lained ^'f tie 
annorance to which thev had been subjtvtod at tho Lauds of )«titk« 
writers, it was pointed out to the Oovoni incut lu>w numerous tbese 
people were becomiogr. and it was a»k)'d tluit licouses might onlr he 
issued to educated and resf-ectable meu. Your Coiuuiittei'. however, art 
unaware whether the representation has had auv effov't. 

Admisnon of Latryerf. — An apiH,'al was niadf to tho Government 
to admit a limited number of lawyers of position and staudin^ to 
practise in the Courts of Solangor, but a curt n'fiisal was the oalr 
result. Tour Committee, however, ftvl assured that ere long tlie 
Toioe of public opinion will make itself so iinniistakeablv heard, that 
the Native States will either be jfrauttHl a Ooiirt of Apinml, or lawven 
will be allowed to practise. The ultcr stajjuiitiou in the Seland^or 
Courts at present and the euormons aciinmilation ot" arrears ar.' in 
themselves sufficient evideni-e that some sort of iflicf must soon be 
afforded to the public. 

New Agtociationt. — Your Conimitttv has nutcil with the greatest 
pleasure and satisfaction that our sinter 8tale b>iin};ei Ujoug has also 
started a Planters' Association, and wi- wmihl licartilv invite that 
body to co-operate, not only with us. liul with all tlio Native Statec, 
having the object iu view of forniinj: a powerful parent Association, 
whose combined representations to the Uovertiiiifiit in Singapore 
would carry much greater weight than those of a single Ixidv could 
ever be expected to do. 

Finance. — Tour Committee has the ph'aaure to juiiuiume that the 
substantial balance of 8293.83 stands to the credit of the Association 
at the end of the year 1894, and is arrived iit as follows :- 

Subscriptions paid to end of 1894 ?<3:t.5.t.H) 

due .lO.W 

Cost of stationery, postage, printing, etc. ... 91.17 

Balance at credit ... .<'29:I.H:J 

E. V. Caukv, Cfiiiirnitni. 

F. M. I'oKcUKK. U'lu. .Sirrclary, 



Statistics of Kstates in Selangoe. 


NaiueB of £statvB. 









a 4 


1 The Mount 




2 IVfinvlli.ve 




— - 


3 New Amlierat 






4 Gleimiaric 






5 Setapak Dale. , 




- — . 


6 Wardiobiirn .., 






7 Eutcrpriao 






8 St'lttiiffor 






y Batu 






10 KlaiiK Giitea 






11 Ki'ut .. ) 

1'2 NfTiDda ... . . 











U Wi-ldsHJll .., 






14- Lowluuds 


No Return 

V* KlaDff Eslatf 






Iti Batu Unjor ... 






17 Inchi Kenneth 






18 Ebor* 


— . 


— _ 

19 Beverlac* 





20 AberBcross * . . . 

- — 



21 Batu Caves* 






22 Tapioca Estate 






Hawthornden f 











22 Totals 






16 RetuniB for lS9;t ... 






6 Increase in 1894 ... 






* No returns received. 

t These estates do not belong to t> 

e Aaaoci 

at ion an 

d have s( 

>nt in no 


I1.^Invocati3n of the Padi Spirits. 

TN Vol. 18 of the Journal oiiho R.A.S., S.B. (1886), api>eared an 
I intercstiujj article by Mr. A. W. O'SuUivan ontitlcd "Ceremouiea 
! at Seed Tiuif." whieh sugjfested to nie the task of collecting these 

•^ incautatious for the puri>osc of com])ari80u. At the Kainpong 


of Bukit Ibul (Labii). where the Maliiya arc mostly I l>elieve <if 
Menangkabau origin, one of the Padi Pawau^'s gave my the following 

" Once upon a time, at the house of a great Raja in the c-ountry 
of Menangkabau, there arose a quarrel betweeu Si Padi (Bice) and 
Si Mas (Gold), Si Padi saying to Si Mas 'Whiih of us has more 
weight with our master?' And Si Mas replied that there was no 
doubt that he himself had moi-e weit,'lit. Therefore Si Padi was 
angered, and left the house, leaving behind only one small bag of 
rice which was tied to a lieam. But as time went ou the great Raja 
became poor again, liecause he had no Padi to grow. Therefore the 
great Raja set out to bring Si Padi l>ack again and tins is the in- 
vocation with which he sought to bring Si Padi back to his house : — 

' Hei Padi, aku tahii 
Mula neal att^^kiin jadi, 
Biiah Kolubi *asal 'kau jadi. 
DataDif di.Ti Shurga dibawu 
Nabi Adam dengaii Hawa 
Ka-biikit Kaf.'" 

Which may be translated — 

Hey, Padi, I know the origin from which thou spriuj^est. The 
KeUibi fruit was the origin from which thou spriuge-i^t. Descending 
from Heaven thou wert brought by the Prophet Adam and Eve to 
the mountains of Kaf. 

"And Si Padi returned forthwith unto the great Raja, and when 
the great Raja was alwut to sow his rice he called upon Si 
Dengomala, 8i Dangnaru, and Si Dantjuani.f and during the sowing 
he repeated the following incantation : 

' Assalam alcikum ilm aku IJiimi : 
AESalani .ileikuiii Bai^a akii Lnn^nt ; 
'Nak !icr-tanaui Si Dengomala tlenfjnn Si Danffsaiii ; 
Jangan rf^ak liiiiiisa-kan, 
Dalum liiua biilnn ku-anain 
Sahya datang mt.-n(f-ambil linlik." " 

Wliich may be translat^nl : — 

Poace Ih! with ynu : my mother ih the Earth i 

PcRce be with you : my Father is the Sky ; 

I wi.'ih to bnry Si Denjjoiiiiila and Si Dangaani ; 

Do tliein no harm nor acath : 

■\Vitliin five months or six 

I will come and receive thcni back. 

• Buah Ki'liilii: nol wn'iitinnnl )i,v Mr, O'SullivHii. Kvliilii is ,'niit tobo anntlKT nnme 
tor (hi" atom ptyn : Ihv nlhcr vvi.-jifin wliii'li I jiive hiii Itiiah Khnlrli. (|,v. 

t CajJtiiiii bow's v'Tsioii, i]niili'ii by Mr, 0'f>iilljv;iii, li!is ."^i ])<'Tnrcnn;i1n uiid Si Ilcn^mali 
(probably two forms ofom- imiin'). In I In' v.Tsii>ii rwiwi'ivcu Si Ihuinsnni in tlif Fnthcronii Si 
ImnKDmHln tlip Mnthc'r, nnri Si lltiiiK^iini (I'mli) is thi^ir cliiUI. I slioiilil mui-li liki- to mv Homo 
pxptnnntirin of thi' nriitin of llii".i' i::i[|ii's. wliicli jirolidlily ilnlc liai'k In lin--Mohnmiii(^lnn tirn* 
nnd L.tTean Indian rinK. All llini'Hn> siiid to liavf iyvicil from llii' Kunli Ki'Inhi. 


The {ori'^oiut; io varied and supplemented in one or two points bj 
BODie very Biinikr invocations which were repeated ta me by Unlni 
Said of Sim(?<.'i Ujon^'. " Whoa the seed is about to be sown 
(iuftiy-t>mfi) \\w Pawau); rept\atH the following invocation addressed 
to the Padi Spirit : 

' liKip (11-(lAlau 8hur^ 

IVr-nainii Buah Khaldi, 

Simipti Icn-dunya lx<r-naina bnah SKri, tenysng EWri, 

'Kan itoiig-hidup anak-anak Adam 

'IHuiilmli ili-tanah Menang, di-mennng-kon Allab 

'I'midHih di-tanah siikti, di-aakti-kan AUah, 

Jantfnii ntwUc jan^^n btnasa-kan 

Himh SiTi, tonyouK Siri, 

Kt'inn njka svhah au<lnh bersumpali 

hi-lnikit S]t-)^nton^ Mahab^ru,* 

Kalau 'kau roeak-kan, 

'Kail di-iuakan Buiupah, 

I>i-tiiAkiui )x>si Kawi, 

tti-tiiitiw daulat nmpat peojura a'alam; 

Sidik-ku aidik-lnli nku 

IVitptn U'rkat la illah ha iUallah 

MuhtiiiuHl ratui lillah.'" 

Wliii'h imiy W nmv'lilv IranalattHl aa follows : — 

'■ Wliilkt v*'t in IVnulint^ thv imme was the Khaldi Pruit,t but on 
rt'iii'hitt^' thi> i-ui-th th<Mi wort niiiin'd the Sj'ii Froit, and Husk of tho 
Hi^i'i Kntil, tlei^iinfil to 1h> the otitttainor of the sons of Adam, Thou 
^ivMi'sl ill tho laud of Mona»g.+ '^'^'^ "v^vi made victorious {aver thj 
UvA l>v AUah, Ni>u Ihou ){Ti>wot<t iu vigorous soil, be made vigorous 
l>v Allali. i>>> no spito or noath. iiiito tho S^ri Fruit and fluskof the 
Hi>ri l''iuil. Uh-huso of tho ourst* whioh was pronounced at the Hill 
11 f Mil Oiiuton^ Muliiiluru: if thou doest spite or scath, thou shalt 
1ki Mutitti'it with ilu> t-urse. umitton Trith the steel ofKawi,§ crushed 
b,v tho Mnjodtv of tho ftMir rt»niors of the universe. Bless me, O give 
tiio tli,^ l>loHH)Ufr. ^^ilh tho iM'uodici iou ' Tliere is no Gk>d but (>od, and 
Moliamiuoil i» tho Ajiostlo of Ood."' 

When ilio n-apiui: is* hIh^uI to tvmmeni'o the following verses are 
iii'\ou liliioH it'poHli'd: 

" Ku' m'lUdtlimt H<)-'>^ nku 
Mttvt ImIi imlaiii; kit-ntiimli aku ! 

* tlukil NaH'tltli'iiK Mn'.Hlvni (imitoiiic t:i<'a»<. a sw«Hittr h^illow tH'lwrra hilbi Mahkbem 
II »i .'.nil K ilii- iii.'ttiii.iiii 'i;:ii.l.->i t.'iii liii' oi»i\ i>( SniiK AapiTti* iu thr Si*;arah Halaru, and 

|Hilllli l>< IIiikIiI lllllll^■)l^^- 

r Kli.iMi ilii> It i.iili.'i » .'vii\. a> Hit ;i-'.>i !•'.'«:■.; i.il.l nyt tluil A'ArtUt ni(«ut (bj'aruriotu 
t^•lll.'llt.-ll. •'! wliiii «.'rtiv.i.vii*!.>ii:.'.l l.> .',.■. s. :i;.''- Ailnvrii Ai'i'U'," l*<i$*ibl fthi^ correct nanw 
i» " h> l.iiii ■ 1.JU1II i:i .U\- I'll. -.■.till* ii'iNi,.'. , bill ) ih.nil.l1iM' l.tMv* iiiiiO' mncliuin- trxpik- 
iiHl.iiii 111.- "i II l-'i.iii mil '11 ,111 iV H I'v.-.i I'nr! .ni iI'iMintitiarT :<<M»<>'>t-'Vri or tfrit, Mul 
t',> ^i\i It It. .1 riii'li •.ii.'iii I it.- i.' CAili. I'l ! .; Ti.l- ..i-.. >;m:i)(ply o! "Ctrn.'s" Ibv I>«laeiN of 


t Tlti- Iniiit ,<\ M<-iiitii« )s>>«il't> ml ii"i;i^'.>'i <.> ilio laiul .t( " Mt'nuvt^l<*»." ri'ilr tbr atory 
nf (III' Uhim Hi'vii hIi\«.I,i «ii>ii 

i Kmwi I lint I- H.'l ti'l iiniti.t .>ul «)mi ;ti'> ivli-r^ lo. 


Per-janji-an Kita Budah samiioi. 
Jangan kena Panas, 
Jangan kciut Angin, 
Jangan di-gigit nyamok, 
Jangan di-gigit agas komuB." 

Which may be translated : — 

Ho! Shadenf my Child, 

OoniR thou and return to my Uohbo. 

Oar agreemi>nt haa renchod (it8 term ); 

Fear not the Heat. 

Fear not the Wind, 

Fear not the bites of Mosquitoi-s, 

Pear not the bites of Sandflies and Midges. 
When the jungle is first cleared for the forming of a new " Padi 
Swamp," importance ia atta<.>hed to the invocaliun of certain mythical 
peraonaf^s who may have prolmblybeen the deities of the Malay in 
the pre-Mobammedan epoch. These the Pawang should invoke by 
name as follows ; — 

Toh Mentala Guru ! • 

Sarajah (■' Si Baja) Gum ! 

Qpmpitar A'lam ! 

Sarajah (I- Si Raja) Malek! 

All that I can find out about Toh Montala (here called Toh Petala 
Guru) is that he was the all-jxiwerfiil spirit who took the place of 
"Allah" before the advent of Mohammedanism, a spirit so powerful 
that he could restore the dead to life, iind i-o whom sill prayers were 
addressed. His name is still said to be preserved amon<^' the genuine 
"Orang Laut." I may add another, "Toh KermlUil Hakim." who 
was the "Great Physician:" and yet another, '■ Malim Karimun." who 
wajB equally famed for his hmliDg skill. It is stiid that in those days, 
there was no death, so f^reat was their skill, and it was only when 
Mohammed came that deatli Itegan. After calling the above-mentioned 
spirits (or deities) by name the incantation proceeds : — 

Marilah bcr-Rama-nama dungan aku, 

Aku handak moniinta' tompnt ini, 

Pergilah angkau ka-bukit Sinumnfj Bini. 

Tujoh loriih, tujoli permataug, 

Tujoh antarau ti>nipat aku, 
» Menge-niiih-kan Hantti Sheitan/' 

Which may bo translated ; — 

Come hither in company with me, 
I desiii- to iM'tition for thia place. 
<5o thou to the Hill of tho Bhio Ai)C. 

" Thaie fonr titles arp Miid tn iTfi-r to fmn- iliiriTeiil (li-ilii-^. Init I si-i- no niLniii why the licit 
tvo shonld not bt< nicr.-l.v i'IiIiIk ts ,.l T>iti Minitfi);!. iiml iiiilit'<l lini- 2 ki'i-iiis topolrit to this, 
tf^., Kinguid Teaohcr: ShiikiToF t)i<' ivni-lh. Kui.inmi cNirly (iiiiiits tu the OmiiR tiiiut. 

.Vtffa.— Sinco my writinic till' nlHtri' iiiy infonnnnt di'cliin-s tliitt tiw Khaldi fruit teat thp 
ideotkal fruit which Ailimi iiic, mul wliloh (iiodoutit) stuck in hiH (hrout niiil nve rineto 
iba pbiue Adnin'H &pp1c (tlic com'siiomlinK oiprouimn to Rtiah A'Anfi/t) ; find Ihnt thp Apple 
(or ■pplw?) eatifii liy evo wi'iil fiirtlitr down and iH-mnio her tirtitilin. 



The fowgoiuK is vamd anJ supjilomeut^d in one or two iMiDti by 
some ver^' siintlur iiiTocalums which wero ivpeatcd to Die l>v Uuku 
8aid uf Sutij^i'i Uji>u^. " Wlii-u tU*^- ufi'd ta alxxit to be sovrn 
(meaT-«mei) the Puwau); reptats the following iavocatioo oddreaaed 
to the Padi Spirit: 

' [.A^i di-(faiUin Bhiir^ 
IkT-DAtna Bnsb Klutldi, 

Saniitoi kik-diinjrn bi-i'-muiu buah Biri, ieuyaji^ Sfri. 
'K«ii iii-itg-liiiluji auiikiuiak Ai,la)u 
Tniuboh tti-tamili Mt-nAntf. (It-mt'nnng-kRn A11*U 
Tnmboli ftj.taiuh ankti, (li>BAkt1.|ttiii Alloli, 
Jaugrui roiwilc JAnftnn bimw^-lcAn 
Biub 8«ri. tcnyuitc ^ri. 
Kuma apB sebsh sutlali horstiaipab 
Di-lmkit Sn-tcuat/in;* MithiiWra,* 
Kaliiti 'kitu ro«iik-kiui. 
'Kftu di-maVun amutMh, 
Di-mnkAD besi Knwi, 
I>i-tini|w dftuUt aiiipfit pimjunt a'aUun ; 
Sidik-ku sidik-lAh tikn 
Dvtt^n berhftt 1a iUnti liA ilklbtb 
MirliauKtl iiuul UUfth.*" 

HVhivh may Iw nmirlilv tnuwUtitl ax follown: — 

"Whilst ytH iu PaTodiiw thy name was tlir Khiildi FVuil.t Imt Pti 
reochiu); lht» earth tlirni wt>rt Uiniie«i the S^ii Pruit, and Husk of rhu 
S*ri Fniii. dwahin-d ti» l>v the anatMiner of tin? wtne of Adam. Thou 
gmveat iu thv land <U' Monang.t »"d trert made rictoriouA (uwr thr 
foes) by Allah. Nuw thou jfWwcBt to vigorous soil, be mudo TigutniM 
hv Allah. Do no spite or Math, unto the &ri Fruit and Hunk nf the 
S^iri Fnut, Un-iuisl* of the curae whieh wa» pninounix'd at tht* Hill 
of Sa OuntoQK MnhahtTxi ; if thou Utt.^nt spite or Btath, thou Bhult 
be Hraiiicn with the curse, smitteu with the «ieel uf Eawi,§ crushed 
by the Majesty of the four iforners of the universe. BIcsh uie. O give 
me thy blesainj;. with the beucdietion * There is no Goil but Ootl, and 
Mohammed is (he Apostle of tiod.'" 

WheD the n*apinif ie about to eominencc the foUowin^ verses lire 
ceren times repeated; — 

"Ku! tM'iniUignt nmili nkn 
Mnri-l&h pulan^ kn-rumsli aka I 

(mnt oiiano t)M> nwiiintaui •Itntk-al IaId tli<- kt<wTof Hue Mt|M>Tim in the Bvtnnti HkliXH, MHl 
|)iiiiil>i lo llin>l>i intliii'uCT'. 

t Kiwlill ■ t}.li i> r.iiIiiT ^ I'cn, ti. my ufiH-iuiint liill iiar tl.ni K\-^l.h mrAiil 'In b rutiiin. 
O0ii»i-iil«nii'( ■.' ' ' - ■ ' ; ■ 1 


In! flKI-II »1 * • Ulj|.jillL-lii [(U.' 1" I'ltlU, '"■" '1 ti.!JliU-l» cut -.liUilj;). 1; It) •• I ■...-... •• 11. y I .^]^].'-|, - J 

(Tbcluidof Nt^wnil I j*«wl1>ly an ■lliutoii lo il»ebuidol "M>mMiirbi>Hn."r^«ilM*bm 
ol lli(> Rajd Rmu «lmid,r mvfu. 

} Kftwi ' I hatw not ;«l ronnd nut wbai tlii> tvlrta Iu, 


To t.h» SertfD Swainpf Poold. Suven Spots of Klnng Qrouiul. 
>'evpji OpdJi tjpiices of my pUice, 
To drirc oiit thf Spirit of 8ntnii. 

It will be soon bv anylMMly who compares them, lliat tlietv is a wide 
difFerence lietwHuti llieso voniiouK »iu1 Ihddc r-iilK'cle<1 hy Mc O'SulH- 
TOO in his iDterosticg arlicle. Tbc truth probably is that no two 
Pownnps rejM'at the mvcu-ationa in exactly the atinie words. There is 
jigeiiwrul re»«-'OiblanLX' uo doubt, soniL'tiniespfrhups but litih- di£Ffreuce, 
but mv owu exiH-ripnct' lias Iwn that fven the versions of the 
same I^'awang vary considerably. No donbt they consider tbems^lvei 
eutitWJ to thf i/ni'llihet andletuli of |K>et«! Still, it cannot Iw dt'oied 
that tliLW old iuvtRatioiiB are of liiijh InipurlamH', if we would j(o 
below the surfac** and jfi-l at die |ire-Moha)nni>>dnn Malav. The old 
onstoniH are fast drinir out, and very few MaUiyii I have met now 
know the names uf the four deiti«^s (or demons) given aliove. — W. S. 



[n> dn tut ln>ld onntlvra re*pnmtiU»fur the apimiiHU tjrpmud &y mr* CorrftjtaniteatM.J 


7*0 tht Rdil«r nf the S^tutgor Jeuritat. 

Sir, — Ad interesling aocoiiut appeannl a few davi ago in th« 
Siagapure Fr-e l're»» of the Ceremony of Consecration of our new 
Chundi. There ar^ two points, howevpr. of which I feel surn 
everj'one interested, in our beautiful CTiurch would wish that meotitm 
liliould lie made: one is the ^'ratiindi> and thanlcK due to iix. Nnmian 
for the hitihly salisfaetory and excellent plans which lie prejiared, qnite 
grntuitouBly, and wliieh liave resiUted in mir having n building for 
Public Worshij) ho thontUKhly hiiited lo nur rvi^iiin'uicnts, an well as 
for the way in which he auperviscnl the work while in progress ; 
the' other is the thanks which we owe to Mr. Nichohie for the 
excellence of the work which he hns put into the building, and for 
the very cr^'ditablc way in whiirli he has carried out the contract, 
which he U.m\c. up at a very low figure and on which, I undurstond, bo 
has made httle ur no profit. 

Both these genllemen are, I beliere, shortly going io Bnro|«, so 
that the presrnt opiKirtunity should not be lost of testifying to the 
publio-spirited way in wlii.-h tliey have served the communitv in 
this matter. — Yours tnUv. CBCKcuaoEa. 

No. iS.^VoL. m.-AA March, J8»5. 


TlIE Aflin^ BesidoDt aof] the Slate Engineer visited Benton^ Ust 
wwk, beiug mut tliert' bv tlie Ca]>lairi Cliiua. Ya]> Kwan Seiitf, 
Tovrkay Lot Yew. aud other leadiDt; iow]ia,y^ interest^ ia 
mining. The dev«?U>inm>iit of that lucalitr was tliu obji'tft iu vi«w. 
We hope to be able tu qiiute further pnrticuliLrs from the CaptuiD 
China's report in the next Journal. 

Last Saturday the Acting Resident aud Chief Surveyor drove 
through to Sereudah. The road, with the exception of u short m-ctiou 
between tiifOth aud 12lh milen, is in excellent or<ler and (ifferita contrast 
to its condition some yeara ago, which is hi|;hly creditable to tbo 
Eogineer in charge of it. 

Mb. Yavr ban been appointed State Auditor, Pffalc, a well-earned 
promotioii on which he is to be oon^Tatulaled. He will ite a )>reat 
lOH to the service of this State. Rumour haa it that Mr. Trotter, from 
Sungci Ujong, will take bis pltice. 

Lord Cairns is ex|<ccted by the next Sappho on a visit to the 
StiU«, with sport in view. ___^_ 

Mb. C. B. Hassor, Resident Engiuecr for Perak, was ia Kuala 
Lumpur for a few days last week to confer with Mr. Walking on the 
question o£ niilway rates. 

''. Welman esiH'eta to leave Sitiijapore for the South 
tbout the 15th mat. — Mr. Percv Stephousou, of Beverlac 

Mb. O. W. 

of Prance on about the 15th mat. — Mr. Percy Steph 
Esfale. Klang, .and Kbor Estat*^, Batu Tij^a, nailed for Eiinipe on the 
26th ultimo. Mr. Stepheusoii, who carae out iu 1889, expeL-ts to bo 
back by the end of the rear ; Mr. W. Stephenson, one of the pioneer 
phutera of Selaugor. will be in eharn;c' here during the ubsanoe of his 
brother. — Mr. A. J, W. Watkinn p'H's home on leave at the end of the 
month; he will be biu-k in .Selangor by the begiuoing of October. — 
Mr. J. E. Hall, who han been managing the locil branch of Uowarth, 
Erskine. Limited, sinire Octobtir. returned to Singapore on Wednesday 
last, his place Wing taken by Mr. G. Shepherd, a former manaj^er. — 
Mr. A. T. D BL>n'ingtoD returned laat Saturday from his trip to 
Ceylon, appareuily much better for the change. — Mr. W. WaUh. who 
left for Australia in Octolwr last, has returned to Kuala Lumpur. It 
ift very prolxible that, he will resume his duties as Siirvevur, Selaugor 
Qovefnmeat Railwav. 

.••- ras <E:LAyGOB journal. 

• r :— ^l^x '.in- Hail. Kuala Lumpur, on Monday last, tbe 4th 

.s^. •--- .. i&aur rTwuiiHf itas spent by the brethren after Lodge, 

-.j^ ._. i-,-.-..i »;:!•_: i •miPier.inT^n in honour ofW. Bro. Watkins prior 

i? .: .Li'--.v "<r5ur^«f on leave. Although it is not prolmble that 

'% .>.. ■\,-.is:as- ■»-U i'UTe until the end of the month, it ia not likely 

■ii&^ • *:'! *.' tiw r*.> ;fcttt4id Lodge again before he goes, and 80 

.-^-.i.^ .ji^- »i» -iLictu 't rh«f opport»inityof wishing him Godspeed and 

L-.i!.-^.:- .•■i-.'Aii^ W Brv>. ftinderson in proposiug the toast of the 

■ iiii^i, ^^.vi -^vr'. jisturr of Read Lodge from the date of its inaugu- 

-».:• -. .^•»->'i»-rr».'i*";ht.' wrTFaluableBerriceswhiehW. Bro. Watkma 

^^ . „,^^ [V,i ■ •* 111 - iu' 'lav when ht^ fame fon*'ard as one of its founders 

uit.:: ;u -o-M.^: iiiie. iud expressed the hope that his corfnectioD with 

!K- Lc^ii:^- Uii:*.!! >u::>.vntinue. The toast was drunk with the greatest 

in i.f^.>-wn lii^i ■*;;!! iiumwil honours. In replying to the toast W.Bro. 

^Va,i;^> i«!vUr^i :nat ihc services he had given to the cause of 

H»a».u.-* -J S«-u»uip'r wvrv nothing compared with what he would have 

'«ir^ -::«ai >.' lavf l<iwu : tfa« intvi-est he had taken in the Lodge, from 

u« Liut. 4ii«;u :t uuu)l.>ervd but It very few members to the present 

i^. *Litu :a.<ut>-tmvut wa« something like fifty, had neTer abated, and 

[«.* t«a4Ai»«i :iK i>ivthrt;u chat it m'yer would* abate, and he thanked 

■ JK.IU .'T I'uv ^K-uvur ibey b»d doue him and for their great cordiality, 

'tvkiKi'i^ '■'■^'v ->U'^ :o^oU wtsfaes. He then proposed the health of the 

'>kU^-a i^i 'ill U'UKe. K. W. Bto. Kcad, and spoke of the many sub- 

^«^«ui.uu utaut !»«,■» th*t the Lodge had been the recipient of at his 

lAuuJs, vwiiiug -uoiv (.-Mfwially to a donation of $100 just receiTed 

'iva. :<. ^^ Ita^'- Kt**»l lowards the ' Kead Benevolent Fund." The 

W- H- iuu j-i^'i-Oftfi thtj tL>iMt of "The Visitors," coupled with the 

..u»»». i '•^'- ^- ^ Vi.-uuiug, and the toast of "Sweethearts and 

Wn^o. L Mi*«jiiss. ■ (•i>»po*.'d by Bro. Carpmael, brought the evening 

M .>.'f^- Viiiviiji the vi«tor8 present were Bros. R. Allen and 

... HiH^i.-. i Sujipki-wft-. and Bros. A. R. Venning, H. F. Bellamy, 

\ V Nv'iil*.fcii, i.i. Shvi'bvcvl and L. C. Bell, of Kuala Lumpur. 

H. »i* .«t.»«uUu Aims l»gs* have l)een presented to St Mary's 

K,.i.: > .J.J'* XiUlK'lt* tbey arL' made of white figured satin and 

,,.^,.. I ff-*!-* V Mrik MtTt'wother, of Singapore. A very hand- 

, !.. i.^>* .^'i.* a>i>^^.*» Ivrti K'*'^'" '•>' Mr. A. R. Venning; a carved 

N«.»- * *• wv vtvwWtfd by Mr. Donaldson, of Singapore, and 

%t^ *\... i^. Vts- -iv-wt-B^ agn't'u altar frontal. The Hon. Secretair 

.. ^^ . .V ^ «i^»,-»K^t»^he following subscriptions to the Church 

N.! ">» V ' VwiN-^. *ii; Mr. St. L. Parsons, S25; Mr. F. Foi, 

V ' Vs,' '.'^-wf \4iiiJdonjition), JIO. 

^. ,^^ . ^ %v.-« tW Virgin. Kuala Lumpur— 

w • • , .-. -^ - " 

V ■''^'^ -■< i»-^r«««» *'' Litany, 8.30 a.m. 
■*, ■,.?*■* s Si-\"K*, 9.S0 a.m. 



Holyduys— EvvuBuiif? aixA Sermon at 5.30 p.iii. 

The new Church is opi'U dailjr for private prayer and luediUtioa 
from 8 to 10 a.m. 

On the iKt SiiiuLiy in tht> uinnth thf Chaplain i& absent at Klaoff 
or L'lsewhurt' : tliore is an that Suut^lay cvi.>uiDK> ah a rule, uo uvenuig 
service at St. Mttry's. Kuiilu Lumpur 

Thb next mtL-tinff uf the Cburuh Wurk Asaociation will lie bold on 
Wednt-btlay next, tkL< 13th inHtaut. ut the Farsooage, at 5 p.m. 

For Honif fyw iii'mthe im«t Ihore haw Won rumours, culmioatinn 
in on official rejKjrt published in the Perak (Jaifttir, of a uewly- 
discovered imas luto Paliau^ nV Ulu B»?maui, wbii.'h offered 8{>ecial 
tacilities f^T the eitenaion uf the railway into Pahiiiin. Mr. Watkius, 
the Kesident Engineer, has joumevcd through Uu- jmsH nud re]K)rta: — 
" I have visilcd tlie piuw iu tht' maiu range at the source of the Bcmam 
Biver and And that it dtwn unt (rtminiand a Kitifahli* ruuto un which to 
take a railway iuto Pahau^. It hn* not, io my o|iiuiuD, or. ho far aa 
I can ascertam, any i-articular advantages over the other pagses into 
Pahaug which have already hetii examined and reported on by me, 
and it is much higher and more difRriilt of ai_'<-t«H thau any of them. 
1 pU'^.e the heiffht of the pass at approxiniatuly i.OUOft. ; thw has been 
dedueod &-OIU the mean eorreeted rcadinffB of three aneroid barometer$ 
and nne lHiiling-jH)iiit thennometer. A liue <muU1, nf euurse, be takca 
acroM at a much lower level thau this by tuunclliny; but even in this 
uaw the paits eaunot be co]Ti)>ared with that at Ulu Semaugko, the 
source of the Selang^ir River, which is snnio l,500fl, lower aud which 
GUI be crossed at a still lower level by tuiwelliiiij. Tlu; Ulu Bemam 
Pass lien to the aorth-east-by-north of Tanjong Malim, at the source 
vf the Beruam River, aud i» about 18 mileituialant from that towoship 
by track, but probably not mui'h more than half the diMtauee in a direct 
line. The diiitance fi-om tlie posa to Kaub bv the tnu-k I followed I 
should plaee at 31 milee. thus makiug the wholij distani^-e from Taujong 
Sfalim tu Kaub 49 uiiles. The valley leading to the jinsa on the 
Selangor side of the range is fairly easy of aceess, but on the Pahang 
side it lA extremely steep and in many places prccipitoua. and it would 
be a matt^^-r of mueh difficulty to select a feasible Uue. On t he Selaugiir 
aide, allowing that, va,^, 500 ft. eould be c-ut off the heiijht by tuauelb 
ing and that it is possible to obtain a distance of IS mile^ ou which to 
grade down, even then the gradient wtiuld approximate 1 in 20. I do 
uot recommend a survey of this pasii being made an its height preidudes 
its being compared wilU the passes through Oiutiug Bedai. tiiuting 
Simpab, Oiuling Batchit, ur IJlu Semaugko, all of whivh are much 

Trb Committee of the Selangor Rifle Association have fixed 
Saturday, 24th instant, at 3 p.m., and Sunday, 25lh instant, at 7 a.m. 
(optional), for the first of the four quarterly comi>etitions for the 
Quay Quau Hiu Cup. The haudicup liu^ already been published. 


Tns Pcfak Club Coumitt««, UiroujjU ihttxr Hon. Secretary. Colonel 

K. S. P. Wtilltcr. c.M.G., Las invitfi the Sl-Uiukot Club to aeud an 

EltTi'ii to i>laT i-rirlivt inTniniujiat Whitsuntide. Monday auc) Tnw- 

kduv. 3rd and -ith of June. There is some Ulk of a criokot t«aiu from 

'Svliuii^tr visitiug Serembau during the Ea«t«r Holidiiys. 

On Saturday eveuiag. March 2Dd, au extraordioan- tjivQvral meeting 
of th^ QynikluuuL Clab was held at the Selaugor Club, Captain Syera 
tvMik the L'hair aud the met-ting waa wfll iittt-nded. Tho object of Ihe 
mci?l)Dg va«( to discuss the action to Iv taken by the C]uh on a letter 
from QoTemm^nt to the effect that no profe»Bional« should be allowed 
to ride ou the eounso. Tl haring lieeu iK>iDted out that the Club 
could not affr-rd lo compete with other Clubs lu the Native 8tn((>« 
in hoUting rowtingis which would ottraot entries from the ni-ighlwuring 
Slates and Straits Scttloraeut«. and tliat the small Gymkhana meetingi 
niiild unly Im- held at u derided Iush to the Club, it watt decided 
tiDiutimously that the Gymkhana Club W ditoulved, and a letter 
wi'itten to GoTonimect by the Secretary to the fffleet that the race 
'Course would not bo required after 11th March, the date on which tho 
' fire yearn* amtract Iwtween the Clnb and Gtivvrument «ujue to an end. 
After some discussion as to the formation of n new Club, the meeting 
broke up with a vote of thanks to the Chairman. 

Thb Sin^jnm Frte Pr«»$ says :^" We ha»e repe*t«dly inrit^ the 
l^utive States to hare exhibited in the Singapore Hotels phuairda 
(iltuslratod with photographs if ])OHsih1e) giving the traveller some 
inducement to risit the States, and see their prc^n^ss for himwlf. 
Statistics, information about terms on which land can he had, means 
of eotumuni<^%ilioD, railway and steamer time tables and fares, plaors 
aud feature?! of gi'uend iutereat, facihties to visitdrv aud |iublic accom- 

' modution in the way of hoteU. board lug-houses and rest-houses. For 
want of that Selaugtir reniaiuts yet free from Ihc presence of American 

\ heiresses who do not yet know of the tine ((ualities of the Selaugor 
planter Hud District OfIi<-er aud imlss through Singap^ire on Ihe common 

1 "Uneventful glolH--lrotter track. Will sumebody iu the Kativc States 
JAlt run a piu into tlie right person, and then tell him what to do ? " 

The Tetaling CoHee Company's capital is fixed at 6100.000. more 
than half of which has been already agnvd to be taken up. Shares 
aiv of the value of SlOO, $20 payable on allotment, aud not more than 
¥25 in Auy one year. The object of the company ts to acquire about 
*2.UO0 acres of coffee laud at Pctaliag. Tlic ruilwar pass«a right 
through the property, which on oue side is bounded by the riTer. 
The purchase price is 520,000, all in shares, and the vendor, Mr. 
W. W. Bailey, has further taken up 50 sharea. Mr. H. Payne-Gallwey 
is the Secretary, pro Imi., while the Kou^ktmg luid Shanghai Bank 
are to be tht) Bankers. Messrs. T. C Bogaanit, W. A. Cadell and 
A- S. Murray are Directors, with Mr. W. W. Bailey as Managing 




PN Tfauratlay. the 28th ultiuxi, Uu< raiIw»T oxteiiHinn to Siingei. 
Besi vfns oitoued by the Actiuff Resident, Mr. J. P. Rodtfer,] 
with but little formalitr and even less speechiFria^. The 
Btfsidrut En^iuet^r. Mr A. J. W. WotkiuK, hau isttiitHJ invitatioDK 
tu proeepd by a Rjiepiul train, time<l tn Imve KiiaU Lumpur Htatioii al 
4 p.m., and at (but hour the jtiuuenij^er station in town presented a, 
very i^y apitearanee, a lari;e number of ladies Imviu^ arcopt^-d the 
invitation to Ix* pn>H<>ut at tliB opening; anmu^ other visiters vaa 
Mr. C. R.Hanson, m.i.cb., K^sidenl Engineer for Railways. Penitc. It 
was close on balf-p&Bt four before the train steamed imtof the station, 
flppan-utly It-'avtiij^ on the platform some visitors who were unable to 
6nd ftfcomiitiKlatioii. A Htop wuh niado at Piidoli Station, u- here a 
silver staff, with ebony handle oniaincntcd with car^-ed ivory, wa« pre- 
sented to Mr. I{odger. who. in nrcordance with the reguiatiouB for 
working by the staff luul ticket system, then tpivo the order for tlie 
train to procee<l aioutfthe new traek. A sliort. hall was made at Sahik, 
U> enable the visitors to see tho atation, and the train pr<>eeeded on to 
Siingei Bc-si. whieh was reochect shorlly before 3 o'eloiik. Upon the 
party alightiu)( ut the Klation, Mr. WiirkhiH, iu a few wonis, iiiilctN) tho 
Acting liegidont to dtelare the exteiiflion and station open to traffie, 
and Mr. Rodf^, iu doing so, aaid that it afforded him much pleasure 
to be present, and trusted that extensions in other direL^liou>i would 
also be carried out. A move waa tlu-ii made to the Snn^'i llesi Rest 
House, which is quite close to the Station, where r^fre^hmentH were 
provided. It was a very bright afternoon, in fact a trifle too brilliuul, 
(ind several of the visitors took the opportunity of hnikintj round the 
town. It has the appeanince of a busy. flourishinL; mining centre, and 
like oil mining «*ntres presents a grand iii-ld for a Siuiitary TV>ard 
to work at. We believe, the KiiaJa Lumpur Sanitary Board n 
taking the i>lace in band. There is a line irim market, whieh ia 
much disfigured by the want of awnings, old 8ax:ka and kajangti iieing 
hung up in linn of them, U^ton walking tlimugh the m.irket 
wo wore reminded of a paragraph in Mr, Rol^son's monthly n-port 
which appeared in the last Oaxettt. " On resuming to Klang at 4 p.m. 
had t'vervlhing cleared out of the market, and the whole pUce 
thoiviiighly washerl nut by the aid of tin? tire engine." Something of 
the kind in nadly wanted in Suu^^ei Besi Market. The ringing of the 
platform l>ell, and repealed whistling of the engine, however, warned 
the wauduriug visitors it was time to Im "oulKiard," and al' iibotit 
6.30 the train left for Kuala Lumpur. A slight stoppage OL-uurreJ 
on the return journey, uud the Kuala Lumpur Station was reaehed 
just at dusk. 

The extension opened on Tbiirsdav runs from Pndoh Station to 
SuDgei Besi, a dietancc of six miles, with an intermediate temiH>mrj 
gtatioQ at Salak. When Mr. Treacher, iu Mar, 1^2. opened the 
extension to Pudoh, he referred tu a " greater thing " which ho hojied 
the extension he was then opGoing would lead to, " an exteiuiou to 



Suufi^ei Befli. an important villime and district, with a minioff popnla- 
tiiin of some 20,fHXl Cliiuosc, ambitious to emulate tbe Bplenuours of 
Kuala Liiiniinr." Tu Jnniinry. 18!>-t. th..' worlj whb eiipi")*'*! tn itetfia. 
but it wiLS not until the middle of Fr-bruary that anything like a at«ri 
wa« made; the work Ix'inn placed in cliarj^ of Mr, 0, H. Pox. with 
Mr. B. H. Cnjokes as an ABwintaul Knj;iiw*!r. Tho i'ouBtru*;tiim of the 
line, therefore, has ln^m oonipleled in a little over a rear. Tbe route 
ruuB. for the moat i>art. thrun^b open country. ue«4^«)tating fencin^f ; 
directly after leavinfj; Puduh Statiuu it ffovg over the main raad by a 
level cn»iHin^, and tiien runM inure or \vhh parallel with tbe rond up to 
the 4th mile, where it takes a ehort«r route ru! a heavy cutting and 
posKoa tlie road again )>y another level cro«Biiig at the Hiith mile. Tb« 
ttplH-anuioe of tbe tiiiiutry uniit cloee up to Suu^ei Besi is not en- 
spiritinp, its whole surface being covered with mounds of white tfmvel 
fn>m diKuned minoA and pati'hes of lalanp. with here and there a 
partially dismantled ItoJUgHat. The ubjertive |K)inl of the railway ia, 
however, buny enoui^h. and wit hear that sinctf the Ut instant the 
traffic over the extension has been heavy and continuous ; that crowds 
havi-boeu unaMe to find acoomuiodation — iu the ordinary' trains; and 
that it ba^ been newseory to put on speciola. 

Tbe orijfinal eBtiniate for the t-xteusion was 8l8Ct,000, with an 
actual oiM to date of opening of ?1 72,000: there bad been 240,000 
cubic yai'da of eartbvrorl: (of which 135.000 cubi*- yards wen; for tbe 
(uittin^ at tbe ith niilo) and 1,200 cubic yards of loasonry. 


TIJTINUTES of a G.u-ral Meeiintf of the Si-langor PlKUteia' 
/ y\ Association, held on Sntimbiv, 23ril Frbruarv. at 10..SO lum. 
J Present: Mr. E. V. Carey. Chairman. Mr. t*. M. Ponher. 

^ Hun. Secretiirv, Mr. A. B. Lake. nieinWr of Comniiltee, and 

Messrs. T. Gibson, jfiss^m. Hurth. Innis. W. NichoUs, E. B. Skinner, 
M. St^tnor. C. Gordon GliWHford, J. Gonlnti Gliwuford. C. Meikle and 
W. Meikle; Mr. A. R. Venning. Hon. Memlwr and Mr. E. B. Shaw. 

I. The notice calling the mfctinf; having been taken ns read, 
Bfensrs. W. Meikle and O. Ciimming were elei-t«d nieinl>crs of tbe 


II. Minutes of thi' Itnl uu.*etiuK wen* read ami ctinfirmed. Mr. 
Hurth's name, which luid bwn txnitled, was added to the uiuues of 
members present at that meetioR. 

in. The followinj,' eorrespondeuce was n-nd— 

1. letter from Governmeni S<~-rn-t:iry rf freights aud charges 
on coffoii K'tween Klnuj; and Siuiiupore. Resolved that 
tlie Hun. 8ccrctar3r aauertuin and supply the infonoAliiin 
nitked for. 


S. Iietter from Mr. T. H. Hill coTcring Btatistics of eomiMira- 
tire death rates of free and indentured labour and letter 
from Hon. Secretarj acknowledf^ing and thanlcing Mr. 
Hill for Bame. Besolved that the statistics be laid on 
the table for information of members. 

3. Bead correspondence between Hon. Secretary and Mr. A, 

Lutyens of Pcrak re formation of a combined Associa- 

4. Letter from Secretary, United Planters' Assix-iation, 

Southern India, Madras, asking for partiouLara of plant- 
ing operations in Selangor. Resolved that the S.P.A.'8 
Annual Report for 1894 l>e forwarded to the Secretarv 

5. Letter from Mr. G. L. Youuff of the Planters' Apreucy, 

Madras, offeringto supply Selau-^or Planters with lalwur. 
Besolved that the Hon. Sooi-ctary communicjite at once 
with Mr. Young on this suhjert. 

6. Letter from Mr. C. Baiendale intimating the intention of 

Mr. J. H. J. Rodger, advot^ate and solicitor, to open an 
office in Kuala Lumpur. Resolved that Mr. Baxendale >je 
thanked for his letter, and that Mr. Rodger's references 
be laid on the table for the information of members. 

7. CorreBponden<;e bfitween Mr. E. V. Carey and Messrs. 

Adamson, MacTaggart and Co., re Indian labour. 

8. Letters to Government Secretary on the following 

subjects : — 

(a) Regulation IV. of 1892 and written contracts. 

(b) Admission of lawyers. 

(c) 320-acre block system. 

9. Letter to Messrs. Ganapathu and Co., Madras, re informa- 

tion of native labour and advertiising in India. 

IV. The Annual Report of 1894 was read and, on tlie motion of 
Mr. Gibson, seconded by Mr. Lake, was adopted wem. con. 

V. A vote of thanks to the outgoing office Warers was then 
proposed by Mr. Gibson seconded by Mr. Stouor and carried unani- 

VT. On the motion of Mr. Cart-y, secoiidwd by Mr. C. Meikle, 
Mr. T. Gibson was voted to the chair ^*r" tern. 

VII. A ballot for office bearers for 1895 was then held with the 
following results:— Mr. E. V. Carey, Chairman, Mr. F. M. Porc':er, 
Hon. Swretary, and Messrs. T. Gib'son. C. Mcikk' and E. B. Skincer, 
members of the Committee. 

VIII. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to the Chairman 
at 13.45. 





TUE fallowing prof^ramme for their Easter Meeting at Sercmban 
lias l>M>n issued b^' the Suiigt>i ITjoDg and Jelebu Ovrnkhaiui 
Club ; - 

1. A Scllioi^ Bacc for aU Ponies. 13.3 and under, to be ent«red at 
a Bi>lIiQK value of 9300. Weight per Bt-nle. 13.3 to carry 11 st. or Slba. 
Icea for everv j in. uuiler 13.3, with j>t>uallitfB and allowances. Value* 
«200. Distance. ^ mile. Kntjunce. $10. 

2. A Selling* Race for all HorscH <'Utort.-d ixi a value of $600 and 
under ; seale, {WOO to carry U at. or 5 Ibe. lesa for av&ry $50 leas Talne, 
vith ])t!ualtieti and allowanoeB. Yalup. $200. Distance, | mile. En- 
trance. ?10. 

a. A Race for all Ponies, 13.2 and tinder, weight per scale, with 
penahieg and allowances. Value. $2fi0. Distance, 5 furlonea. Entrance. 

4. A Selling Rare for all Horses, the proi>erty of Members of the 
SuDgeiUjoug or Selaogor Turf Clubs. Horaes entered at $400 to canr 
11 Ht. 7 lbs. or 5 Wm. lesii wuight for cver^ S60 less value. Value $150. 
Distaace, EL C. Eut rauue. $10. 

6. A Race fur all Horsea, weight per acale. 10 at. 41bs.. with penal- 
tin and allowancea. Value, $260. Distoucn, 1^ mile. Entrance. SIO. 

6. A Eaoe for all Ponies, 18 hands and under, weight per scale. 13 
hands to carry 11 at., with penaltieB and allowaucea. Value, $100, and 
lialf entries to second horse. Distaucv, 3 furlongs. Entrance, $10. 

Second Day — 

1. A Handicap on No. 1, prerioue day. Value. $300. Distance, 
} mile. Entrance, $15. 

2. A Handicap on No. 2, previous day. Value, $300. Dlatonoe, 
R. C. Entruuw, $15. 

8. A Hiuidicap on No. S. pwrious day. Value, $500. Distance, 
7 furlongs. Entrance, $25. 

4. A Handicap on No. 4^ previous day. Value. $150. Distance. 
1^ mile. Eutrance. $10. 

5. A Handi'/ap on No. 5, previous day. Valne, $500. Distance, 
IJ wile. Eulmuce. $25. 

6. A Handicapon No.S.previousday. Va]ue.$100,ani]hnlf entriea 
to second horse. Distance, 5 furlongs. Entrance. $10. 

Entries dose at noon on Saturday, 30tb Marcb. 

CoxDiiioNS.— All entries must l>c made on forme provided by the 
Club, and addresaod to the Hon. So'Cretary. Sungei TTjong and Jelebu 
Ovmlchana Club, Sungt^i Ujong, in envelopes marked Entrit-a, and be 
accompanied by the entrance fees. Entry forms may be obtained on 
appbadion to Ihi- llou. iSeii-etaries of all Race Clubs in the Straits. In 
tlw event of there being fewer than five entries or less than three 
starters for any rm^\ u proi»ortionate |iart of the stikes offered will be 



vitJidrnvn.— PreTioDfturniiieTi to CHiTV: Horses 10 lbs. ; Ponies (13.3 
and under) 5 lb*, extra. Pi-ofeeaional Jocke^rt, other than uktiveii, to 
carry 3lL«. extra od boraea, and 2 lbs. ou ponies. Qentlem&u Riders, 
iriuners of Dot more, thim fire races at reiMiKiiiHed ineef)ii((!i, allowed 
41bt. on borseB, SUm. od ponies. Geotlcmen Biders who have uever 
wuo & nee &t anj rscogaised meeting, allowed 7 Ibg. on horses, and 
S Uw. on puDii^s. 


No. lU.— F. A. TOYKBKB. 

T3 ESIEMBERDTG thai Ur. F. A. Toyobee ia one of the old^at 
I Y plaiittirs iu S«lau>;v>r. it liehoveJ mt* to look hini up and see how 
/ It agreed with him. 

' Frederic Arthur Torabee wa» bom in the Tillage of Nocton, nwLr 
Linooln, au the 4th of Ma}-, 1861. Having i-arvfulW worked it out on 
paper with the help of loearitliDis — afttsrwardH kindly checked hy an 
Aastrahau Surveyor— I tbid that he is in hie d4th jear. " In the prime 
of his Qiunhood strong," as the poet hath it (or is it the PaalmiBt ?) 
He woa txlucated at (he Bedford Qrammar Schwd, as were also Messrs. 
Hat«hell, Duhan. Talbot. J. D Tojnbec. W. G. and C. Maxwell, all of 
-whom are well-known in Seton^r. Leavinf^ «chool in April, 1877, he 
went to the Eaeteru Telegraph Comp&uy'a traiuiug centre at Porlh. 
vuniow, ueortbe Laud's Kud, and after li few DionthBtuitionin telegraphy 
vas ordered to Gibraltar ad a parsed "operator" in April, 1878. This 
is 10 years ago, and to slm) him now one can liardly imagine that he 
haa Bpeut 16 years abnxid knocking about m strange lands with many 
apd varied occupations. One would expect a tired, worn, weather-beaten 
man, and uutrtiie quiet, contented- lookiug planter that I wils inter- 
viewiug. AfttT a few uiuuthti iu Gibrultur lit- was miivud to Malta, then 
full of Indian troops expi'cting to l»e seut up the Levant. Ordered him. 
•elf to that part of the world, Sir. ToynK'C joined the cable steamer QraU 
Northern, in which lie viBited various ports iu the Levant beforu fiDolly 
leaving thi.> uhip at Salonika. After H]H>uiliRg about six months at this 
interesting Tiu'kish port— duriog which time his friend Colonel Syuge, 
who had a farm outride tht-lown.waa captured by bri^-ands — Mr.Toyu^'e 
returned to Malta in Admiral Hornby's flag-ship, the ^/c»i/idm. Then 
OMne bis first glimpjie of the Far East, (or soou after he was drafted 
on to Singa{K>re iu a cable steamer bound for China. After residing 
some time in Singapore, he was sent for a trip in the cable steamer 
l^terard Otimrn, visiting Java and Port Darwin. Always moving, the 
next change wa« to Haugoon, where, after a sojourn at Klephoul Poiut' 
Hr. Toynbee finally luf t a service iu the dull mouutony of whose offices 
be had never really had his heart. 

The Bul^eut of our interview hod always loaged for an out-^door 
life and was now (end of 1881) at last embarking ou work which 
really suited his tem]>erameut, liaving obtained employment as an 
aasiatiuit on a tobacco efttatt? in SerdiUig (.Sumatra). But life on a 
tobacco estate iu tbo&e days meant very, rery hard work, and a year 



uw Mr. Toynbee ioraltded home. This was at Uiu begiuDinff of 
1883. RcturiuDg at tlie end at tbt! same ye»r he luiatD engogea m 
an ai«iBtaat under the IVH Maatschappij. at Deli Tuah. The country 
vas not BO qaiet as it is now— all tlio uibour waa Chinese and Tory 
riotous at that. A few moDtlig after tu-king mi this appointment 
Measrs. Hill and Kuthhomf made him an v&«r. and tons early 
in 1884 we first hear of him in Kuala Lumpur. Thoa followed 
monthii of prosj»!Ctin^( for (he wimr firm in Sun|?oi Ujong, finallv going 
io Perak to work under the I<K*nl manauft^r, Mr. Ma<.-ki«>. a« assistant 
on road contrmt work. There he lived at Kuala Kangsa and waa 
employed making a bridle.track fn>m Kuala Kang^B, towards Kota 
Tarapin. lieavinb; the finn for a !trii'f jK'ri»>d at tlic end of 1884, Mr. 
Toynboc retumtsl omx- more lo u tobacco estate in Sxuualni but not 
for long, when Messrs. Hill and Bjithborne a^aiu cngu^tKl him to take 
charge of the ill-fut^ Klang Saw-niillti. AVhen the firm decided to 
suspend this eTiter|iriw? Mr. Toynlkt* was placed in charge of Weld's 
Hill and liatu Cavii-s Kstates. Early in 1888 Mr. ToTob^ visited the 
Darjoeliuj* and Terai tea distriets in India. Still ronlininnif to 
manage and extend Weld's Hill and Balii Cuvea Estates under Mr, 
HUl's directions, in addition to 6ti]j«rint^Qdiuh' the I'ulau Obin Estate 
near Singapore for a short time, it was not till 1889 that he finally 
leJt tht! firm. 

With the assistance of tiertain gentlemen in Singaiion? the Haw- 
tbornden Estate of 1.50O acres was obtained) from the Qoremmeut 
and AO acrea immediately opened ; Mr. L. Doiigal. who has since 
become a partner. K-ing engaged as assistanl, Mr. Toynlw*. in the 
meantime, lived in Kuata Lumpur, taking xip small contracts — the 
tracing of part of the Kuala Kubu-Baub track being one job under- 
taken. With tlie advent of Mr. Murray Campbell {" apo mafkatn^ 
of great fame) Mr Toynbee. ever willing lo turn his hand to any- 
thing. Wcanie a railway conalniction ajient, in which work be waa 
engaged till the end of 1890. when he again started contracting in a 
enuirway on his own acittimt — tracing a road from the Ginting Penu 
Pass to Ulu Langat. etc. In the meantime, Hawthornden Estate was 
being further (t|H-ui<<l up and the Lincoln Estate Btnrle<l on llie same 
concession. Tat. Toyntiee. who ih ccrtuinly the champion "Coffee 
Estate Opener" (I might sar "luaugurator" but this might suggest 
"Company Promoter." whieli would u»>T apply here] started stiout this 
time to ojien the Mount and Klung Gates Estates, for the proprietors 
— and our celebrity left for England early in 1891. 

Coming hack towards the end of the same yeur he staKM to open 
the New Anihi>rxt Estali* for Mr. Caroy, until that gentleman's return 
from Europe. From that lime down to the present Mr. Toynltee baa 
resided on the Lincobi Eiitute as manager and part i>roprietor of the 
LiuMdn ajid Hawthornden Estat-_-s, where, with the incoming of new 
partners it was fmmd iwH«ili]e to ojien another 2-V> acre's in Libenjui 
coffee. But during this time contract woik had not been overlooked, 
lu parlnership with Mr. W. Traill, a contract waa entered into with 
all (if which Dejiurtmont for the (flippy «f lO.OOtl unTliau sleeiiers — 
the Railway were <-ut in the tJlu Langat District, this work being 



mpomiiM l\v Mr. Traill. lu 8pt>akiTig of this Mr. To^ubee h'stified 
to the assiBtam.'e alwuys (ibtainej from tlit* then T>istni-t Officer, Mr, 
Lawdcr. There wan do trouble with timber cutters, disease amongst 
the cattle and Oui hxUy rottd Waxfi the chic^f difliculties the; had to 

CODtvDtl with, 

After siwndinp i?nnsii3(*nibU> timp iiijims|»p(rtin|K for Hiiitjibk' coffee 
land in this diHtriet in I8;>:i, Mr. Toyiil>t'i' wan instrumental in 
obtaining two concessions of 500 ucrcfl, one for Meflars. MacBean, 
Shepherf] &. Co. (Buljiownie Estiit*^) and tht* other for hiianelf 
and Mr Traill (Braemar Est.at*') who. rt-siding on the spot, is 
now rapidly opening- up 125 acres of the former. Of course, moat of 
Mr. Toyubee's time is now taken up looVinR after Lincoln and 
Hawthnrtiden Eulates, on Lhn furiner of which lie liau built liimHclf a 
Ten" romfortaWe wix>den biin^jalow. (" F. A. T." is a builder amonj^at 
other attainmentfl — for example. New Amherst Bunualuw.j Lately he 
has iM'eu doiu^:; a f^iX'd deal of prospeetin^ in the low-lyinK countrv 
round Klani^, when- he is about tu o{>eu the Forliirii Hojie Eiitale for 
Mr. Aylesbury, until the return of Mr. M. Cumniin(^ from Europe. 

No account of au interview with Mr. Toynix* would ^ie complete 
without mention of hid famous fox terrier '" Cerise," • the mother of 
no l6Mi than 84 pujtpies, the salt* of which hiUi already euriched her fond 
muter to the tune of some ei^ht or nine hundred dollars. Goini; on 
to discuss pen envli lien, Mr. Tovnlwo wisely refrained from att^mptinp 
to di«i'ui»)i thi' land policy of the Government in a brief few minnleM' 
conversation, but he was very eonfideut of the future prosijec-ts of coffee 
in Selan^or, whith, as be put it, i^ no lon)^^T an experiment but a 
proved sueeess. Ho has nut yet found that planters occupy a lower 
social position than Oovcniment Officials: " ludeed." he aiuded, with 
a smile. " I would refer you to Mr. Birch's Annual Keport for 1892. 
on this jwinf." — A. B. . 

ni. — Boat-am Okjino. 
,NE of the most interestinfc of the Fawautr's deTicea in theae 
partB ifi thi' niukiii}; (if Liliputiau figures f or effij^ies of wai. 
fashioned so as to bear a nuigh eitenial resemhlanw to the 
per.wn on whom the charm in intended to work. Those I have 
HMui iDcasured about 9 inches in heijcht. but it is said that in Jaru 
they are made as short as t.lini' iuelten, whilwt lu somD par1« of India 
they may approach veri- nearly t^J life-i>i»'. 

Together witli the wax from which the figure is formed, a lock of 
Imir fniiii the victim's head. uaiUpariii;;H. spittle or soil taken from 
the impri'SHion of bin f.Kilslep, t^U:. an- simultiuwoiisly kneaded up. 
and in finishing off the fij*ure the rii'tim's ordinary attitude la 
imila)*^ w* fwr aa may lie pofl«ible. Wlw-n the figure has hardened, 

{tiuH are iuwrted iu wliiit would U- vital parts of the (eorrespondiog) 
lUliiiui anatomy, and the PawiiUK exclainw: — 

* Aiv : Chunpion •■S|rfi»" by '■(JUl Ih-Ipnuve tot" vx "Clare." Dam - " Cnrinlh " by 
"Oprtnlliiwi*'«-i Mr. Kirbjr'B" VtTxim"— "l.Virinlhi»ri" lij "Tony "«•< "Pirfiwi*." 
\ Riufb ropy at one ol (hmt> OKiitvs van now U- mph nl (hu Mtuonin. 



"Bukan aim tDem-bantati lilut 
Aku mcnt-buttfUi hAti jAntong Utnpa 8S Aaua," 

Which. Eoaj be iiJt*rpret*d : — 

" tt ia not wax that I wnnnd. 
But tbe liver, heart and vpleen of M-and-ia." 

Incense ia then burnt in an extemporised bamboo standard ceneer, 
the anffi kemnt/tH nniited. and thtf figure "Tntved " in tho Htnoke of the 
inoense. Ait«*r the " waving," it ia deposited in tho centre of a bom* 
boo frame called anckak. wliicli is no doubt fauiiliar tu manr of the 
readtira uf the Jtmmal, and the Pawang then prououuw'» a charm in 
vhiuh he iutroduceti hisTivtim tu iht< lijf^u of fiends wbom he invites 
to feed upon the poor wmjtch'g body — 

" Bukan akn ni«ii-jaina-laui aekaliaa jraoe lain, 
Aku mcD-JMnu-kna hati jantong UnipA Si Ann." 

"Which means in Euj^hah : — 

" I will Dot fe««t you upon anybodv alao^ bo^y. 
Uut upon tliu liver, hoert ami spieen of lo-mnd-Bo." 

Finally, tlie cffipy ia buried in front of the vietim's doc*, or wher- 
ever he is sure lo tread over it. And whenever be does so the spell 
betfiofl to work, and tbe victim is tormeut^MJ with the acutest ttpasms 
of paiu in every part of his body whieh bad been indicated bj a pin. 
luia as uui- of the pius ^nerally indicates the heart, the afEatr must 
often end fatally, aoc^irdtn^ U> the tirm ln'lJef of most Malay*. 

Tbe world-wido popularitv and known antiquity of this custom are 
indeed extraordiuarr. and the fact of its beiDR woU-oBtAbliBhcd in 
places 80 fiu" apart as Eastern Asia and WeslBm Europe — p]iuvB whicli 
nave liad no connection in bietoric times (such as would have led in 
either case to ita imi>ortation) may reasonably justify a byjjothcsis 
wfaiuh would carry it bock to a period yet more remote. 

As regartla its wor1d*wide reputation, it is known in tlie Halav 
Peoinsuhi and Archipelago, in India, in Italy and Sicily, in France and 
England, and no doubt io many other countries over a ^{Teatjpart of the 
globe, and as regards its antiquity, we have Virj^il. Eel. VTIT. 80. — 
" Limus ut hie diiivscit, el huK: ut eera liquest-it Uno fodenifine i^rni. 
■ic nostro Da{>hnis amor." and Theokhtus, Idvl II. 33 — " As I dis- 
solve this wax, with su|iematural aid. so may JSIyndiau Delphitt ilis- 
Bplve with love."* Tbe earliest of tbese two quotations must ^u Imck 
fully three hundred years B.U., which gives a toluruble antiquity to the 
uustora. It has been, on the other hand, asserted that it is shapeless 
lumps of wax and not waxen B^ii res to which reference is made in tbese 
quotationa,audin both quotations ibe words uii^'bt certainly l>ear that 
meaning, but eonaideringthul the same idoa (of a wax figure to repre- 
sent the victim) is found in places so fax apart as England and Java, 
Z. see no reason for going out of the way lo supjMise a iliffereuce in tbe 
ooae of countries Win^ Iwtween those two. Aforeovcr, tbe more melting 
of a shapeless lump of wax would be pointless since it would give no 
indication as to thu Identity of the pemou intended, whenus the 

■ Th» Kri^bh in giren. tht^i» (*tnit <w> 'on* of Grmk tTpe. Both QuoUlioaa vetv frfnn.la 
tiMiSrfMapnr JoMTiMM, Vol l.,154. Ixil thia wu in cw w K PPOw wnb Idc J»vaiMM cualoa, ml 
babtw I hut obtained KCtinie bJomui wa lu to Uie pnctto ot tbe TAahtp. 



moulding of eren the roagbe«t figure vould give the indiofttios 
required. Henoe tbere cau be do doubt that wnx Aguree were infant. 
Ajb r?fc<^^ our English share in thn nitstom, our reiidera will one uid 
all recall" The Leech of Folkatoue " in the iimnortal " luj^jlilBbpr," 
aud. curious W (enough, iu the Januar>' aumber of t he Pall MaU Maacumit, 
Mr. L Zangwill, inthutmoBlauiuBiuguionthlv contributioa. "Without 
Prejudic*;," write*: "I am already |BV|»iring a naxcu intake of a 
uoloriouB critic to stick pins into." — W. S. 




TTIRY lAine and went in such mpid fitienesRioD, carh one who 
■lepart«d profesaing himself aozioiiB to leave an efficient " ganti " 
in bi« pUce. that it is difficult to rec;ill the per»onatity of the 
Original Boy. A coufused vision rises before me of lankv bo^s, 
fat lx>yB, Imivii with neat pigtails, and boys who tmltiratefl di»onl«rly 
Fringes which formed a frame of coarse black hair to their flat and 
cxpreisionlesa hoef, and rendered them n)ore than iisuallr distasteful 
to the inferior Occidental eye. Poasibly, tiewed from a CelfBtial 
standard, some of them might have been deemed handsome ; but I 
roust confess, that in all my experience I hare never but once derived 
any aatisfaction from the aspect of a boy, and be was a " kechil " of 
singularly bland and innocent api>earance, who jMXiKeHsed. in addition 
lo a pair of soft expressive eyes und rotund and pleasing oounteuanco, 
a wonderful talent for breaking china. To describe the idiosynoracies 
of all uur buys would fill as many voIiiiuuh uk thero are Selanynr 
Journals in existence ; and it is only possible in a limited s[)act* to 
select Some of our most conspicuous failures. They all had faults, 
and they all liad one, Bometinics two or thre*:-, virtues. One, Ah Bun, 
for esumpk-, ubsotutely iinixissiiilo in every other res|K!et, ex.hlbit*id a 
marvellous talent for cooking on the occasion of hin friend Ah Ting 
bein^' prostrate with fever, and baring suffered from the greasy curried 
and dishcloth- flavoured soup of thu latter, and the inferior silver 
claining of the former, w«; aiiked ouiiielvea : "' Why should thea« things 
be ? and why should these two men have so entirely missed their true 
Tooatious ?" Again. Ah Tiong arrived full of smiles and enthusiasm. 
He brought two "surats" from two " Mems," -ayidated, (Why do 
"Menu" 00 often forget to date their letters J^) Ht: did not say that 
they were three years old, and had been lent to him by a friend, or 
that he had passed most of his time in the happy -go- luc^y m^'nagce of 
bachelors. Ue solemnly shewed us the torn rags to which his pre* 
decesaor bad reduced tea cloths, and the pulp serving as a chamois 
leather, and he i^entuadud us into a reokh^dtf outlay of dusters, brushes, 
etc. and was Rhortly afterwards descried iKjlishing the mirror with a 
cambric handkerchief and rubbing down the furniture with a new 
table napkin. Yet, in spite of these glaring defects, and a facility for 



def-ouring tuid wx-reting lump Kugur which it would be bard U> beat. 
All TioDg was abk to put the babr to sleep wben do one else (.-oiild. 
asd turaufire fluwei-s with a uia«ter band. 

Wl' havL' mcial of un siifforvJ from that rargt* the rouniiii:' boy ; 
a creature wliu Be«m't ulwav^ ut hit;h pn.<ssun.-, who ru9h>;9 tipstaii 
two fltope at a time, and Betzt>a the trar with the t«a things in a war 
which DiakcB oue's bUtod ruo cold, yvt whidi schlom results in a 
dituutvr. Thiti bov never has any shi.>«8 lit to be m.'CD, and rejui<-e(4 iu 
ninnin(( about the house barefoot. If a chick gets broken in the tiCale. 
hif is sm^ii iu an imiiant on thi* rouf, or liani^ing mtJway betwtit^n tl 
and the Teruudah milinifs, holdiuj^ his pig;tail back with on*' hand, 
and dingtnfj on with tbe other, bia while f^rmeutit fluppiof* in the 
breeze. The runuinu; boy. witli all bis antics, achieves less in the 
course of thv day limn moRt jH'ople, and Iiaft the knack of liein^ always 
busy doing uolbin^. As ho i^ so averse^ to wearing his shoes, we 
wonder how he manages to dispose of so ntany pair: and whilst on 
tho subjftct of shiws, we oiust j«aueM to a«k three questions: (1) Why 
do the shoes of the old boy uover fit the new one? (2) Why dn 
new boys never bring any shoeit with them from their la«t plave? and 
(3) Whore are all the shoes purchased by long suffering "&Iem8?" 
but, as thu |>out wivB : 

" Oil soDi las neigus iI'Autaa 'f " 
Though moBt jteople have Mix'riein*d the ordinarj* varieties of incom- 
petent boy, T never met with uurune but ourselvL's who was inflictevl 
with an artistic one: yet such was Ah Kum. We lived in an ouWj 
ittatiou thiin. and one had to take what one could got. and be thank* 
fol ; so when Ah Kum first shewed me his thirty<two teeth in a gha^tlj 
grin, I could not express to him mv extreme repuguumv.-, and iliuniM. , 
nim there and then. Wo soun ilisooveix-d liis utter inability to do 
any work rijiht, but tlie fact Ihiit the taiileelolh n-mained on all day, 
accumulating by tbe evening a g<iodly comiMtny of ants and padi 
moths, and giving to the room the air of a cheap retitaurant. or that 
the silver wa« never i^leaned, loid thv tamp always smelt, would not 
neceHsarily lead one to infer that the boy was a stuilent in water 
colours, ijucb, howeTt.T, was the case, though it wa« not tUl we had 
endured much discomfort owing t4> Ali Kum's erra.tic behaviour thai 
we disettvered hie soul was far aliove the nordid avf>catiuns of his 
calling. It was the "ayah," that admirable spy un the actiooanC her, 
fellow servants, who flrst pointed out to me in the pantry a heap oq 
Ah Kum'n artistiu efforts. The dniwiuK was of the early Italiair 
school, the colouring suggested to me the fact that I had lately missed 
the crimson lake and emerald ^n'eenfrom my itaiui box. 1 found my- 
self figuring iu liis portrait gullfry. 1 was represi-nted holding by tiie 
hand a small child who seeme^l to b*^- floating in mid air. ] hare still 
in my possession this production of the would-be Fra Angelieo. 

&>me boys have only one idea, and that is to waab. Should yuu 
be M unwise as to leave any artieU- of clothing on a chair iu your 
room, you find on your return that it has been seiied and carried off 
to be washed. My hunUaiid was on one ociiasion about to l&ivo for 
England. lie had taken out ht& winter clothes from the tin box 


liMT tliernad lain to proteit Ibem frum the eDt-roarhinjf moth. Ho 
ivf thf \\cy (lirertioiia ti> brush a-wl cloaD them, biit -waa wholly 
UDf'ivpiireiJ to tind them ou his retiiru from otlict- hau^iti^ uj) iu the 
AUD drvi)i>;, hu'iiug ^imi' thnmt^li the piirirviti^ (ird>.-iil of |K)imdmgatid 
BtMpmg' HO dear to lh<* CVlt'stiars hi^nrt. 

Tho bov doea DOt shart with \\\<a " liikami avfr " that i-xtnine filial 
Ui'vutiou which prumpU him to nwb to thf l^^iiti'de of hift drioy mother 
when there is an V extra 8tri>si* of work iu the house; but wheu for 
ivAAons of bis own — either because he euDDot make enough oat of jroii, 
or lieiAtiae his rtdatioDH with th«t uUut servuiitM art' strained — he in 
lired of aervinff yon, he i^'fiicnillv finds » preteit for gome myrtt'rioug 

Carney to Chiiih, which, howm-r, only Itiken him us far a« the neifjh- 
uriO); towTi, and a few weeks afleiwardu you Bee him smiHug 
sw^tly behind yutir hoKt'ti I Imir al a diuiicr jxirty. If the )h)v haa 
any f;enB4> of hnmimr, iiinl I cannot heli> thinking he hui^. how he 
mugt chuckle at your cxeduUty that euuld be for a moment imposed 
on by hia ducei«tiona. 

Some boys acquire ni-'kuiiun-H, and nome uevtr Iwcume HuHk-ieully 
iiidivtdiiali«cd to bave any other appellation than " boy." But it doe* 
not seem to matter mucli what we call them, an tboy never by any 
chance call each other the name by which thev are known to uh. 
Htm oft^n after studiously addr«?ssin>i Kiys an AK How or Ah Ting, 
I tuTc heard shouted over the verandah a soimd which reacmbU'd 
** Kdw Fow Ah ! " and soeu them runnin[f to imrtwpr Ut it ! 

li would tic verv unfair l^i conclude the Hubji^t of boyit without 
a. Iiibuti- lu (heir obviouit merittt. Even the wuret. as I have remarked, 
IxHMesiied til leat^t i^ue i;ood pfiint, and how many of uh can reciill kind 
and faithful crt-utures who have sened um well, and on whom wo 
look hack with somethinK almost like affection. Who, when the 
baby was ill or Iretful, could nurse her 8<t w»-ll. or plav with her like 
tb»? \wy? His |tatience van nntirine He would never weary of 
carrying her about the house, or <-nlenn>! into her infantile game* in 
tho verandah. His jfocKl tcDif>cr and forlicarance were tume the less 
beautiful becaueo of the fact that be ou^'lit to Iiave been duinir hia 
work ditwuKtairs. Who, a^iu, when a fli>niewliat erratic " Hem bad 
drop|»ed her kcvs, or lost the dhoby list, was so clover as the bcw in 
ferrcttinfT out the former 'from behind th>' piano, or the Iatl4^ from 
Dnder a pile i>f " minute papers " V Hi- etvined to have gi^uf^ed the 
character of (he " Mem," and \u» fertUe brain wom never at a loun, 
when nome vaf^ue action on her part had convuljed the interior 
or^ganisatioD of the boosebold. 

Then a^^ain. in Kieknes^, the nvae boy became a tower of etrentith, 
AU hi« former trauf|i^e««iuna were for^ott^ui. and wv (lardoned him 
for hit) criminu.] waste of kerosine nil, his cunaumntion of jam and 
loaf angar, when w<- aaw hi« talent for making poartiee4t and brewillg 
be«f tea. Hia zea] wan nuremittiug, and bis eiMTKv unflugtoDR. ud 
ire benn to n^gard Iiim aa a miDutering aagul « Iiom we tiad ooly 
looked on boforf* •• 

" A buy, Mkd notlitBK mvn." 



iW» 4q mvl Mil amrnlcM rwtjMnuiUt fttr Iht opininn* «cprMMif frf otir Com*/^em^galtt.^ 

— ^ — — 

T(* t\e Biitor of the S*langor JctiriuU. 
StB, — It may mtorest your Rawaa|.f Correspondent, oa well as other 
readers of the Journal, to koow the exact words of the salawat (not 
pitUucat) to vhich he alludes. He waa qmto rijjht in etippueintj; that 
the words spoken hy Lebei Allang were Arabic, and 1 boUi^^i! tlii'^ run 
a« folloWB : — 

^■V «^j^ J^' 

\Vluch lua; be translated : — 

*'0 Lord God, greetioK (into our niler Koliam«d." 
Aad the chorus comes bock fruiu nil who an.> [ireitent : — 

'y£> iX^/^ ^1 

Which may be tmnBlatcd : — 

" O Lord God, peooe nnd Rafeij- bo with nx." 
If the iif^'or hiis anjr life iu him he* iti, aa a (;ood Mtilmmmfdan. 
bound to reHpoud. The above is at least one form of the tulawtit, and 
probably tb&t which was used at Rawiuig.— I am. etc., iKTSftsafRD. 

To the Editor <tf Iht SAanQw Jotinud, 

Sia, — At the risk of wearying Bome of your readers, I hope you 
will find space for this letter on the old, old tlieme: I mean the poor, 
ill-used gliarry ponies. Though there bare been repeated cumpliunta 
from many who hare some Bympatliy for these poor aaimalB, uo 
impTovemoDt in tbcir condition ia a« yet noticeable; surely somethioff 
oould be done to alleTiate their Bufferiu^e if Ghirerument only choee 
to take the matter in hand. Certain of the Sunitar)' Board Inspectors 
have iiutructions. I believe, to look after this work ; but. howevm 
energetic these offio(>r8 may be, in then; any one amun^t Lbem who 
knows auvthinijr about a horse r I doubt very much if there is one 
who could tell the difference bctweeu glanders and a nasal gleet. On 
the day of the roceat Chinese festival. I saw a pony being led in the 
procession : it had on fioinc former oct^asion broken the fet joint of the 
off-foreleg, the break had healed but left the leg deformejl, i»o that 
the pony was only able to touch tlie ground with the point of thfr 
houf ; it had severe thrunh in all f<nir feet, and. to add to its troubles, 
there was a man on its back. On the ev<>uing nf thi! 20th nltintn t 
saw a pony, which vai^ fearfully lame from the shoulder, being 
flotj'gyd alouy the Amiiaug Road, there were four Chinese passengers 
iuHide nnd one outside with tbe driver and the gharry was luadLnl up 
with luggage. I have frequently seen on both the Batu and Auipang 
Kuadit six and even seven men on the one gharry. Would it not be 
duy fur the 0ovemment, amongst its many servants, to tind one man 
who could take up this work and at least itnprove Diatlcrs, if not 
entirely do away with the evil. — I am. etc., A. C. H. 

No. 14.— Vol. in.— 2V«(7 March, 1895. 


THE ACTING RESIDENT iiud tlu- lli'siik'nl Eii^fiin-c-r wi-ut .lown 
to Klauf,' Stniits in the Eiinernhhi uii the Idtli iiiBtiuit. imdiiiel 
H.E. the G-uvLTUor on board the Sva Belle, iiiisHinj,' cii nmtv to 
Shigapore; they were on lioaril froui 4 (n 10 p.m., trunsai-tiuji 
buaineBB and diaeussiuK varioiia matters:. 

DuBiNG hist wtek Lord Cairua, actoiupauioil by Cnjitaiu Syors, liiid 
some good. Biwrt iu tho Kuahi Solauffor Dibtrii-t, fuur oK'iihiiuts ln*iiij,' 
brought down, ont*. howywr, inaoiigiu*,' tu t^'ot iiway. Ycdtordiiy Ihr 
IKirty proLt'edf.'d t"» Si'mcnyih to try fur si'ladiiii^', lli.s Li'vdship 
expect* to Iwive Kuala Lumpur on TuLsday next. 

Mb. a. Sol. foruu-rly ii Ri'.sidont in tlic Noth. -India (jovfrnnu'iil, 
has been a viaitor at the lt«.'siJtjncy. Durinj; his tstivy he lia.s dcvntcd 
his time to eolleetinjjf information with rt-gard to miuiuj,' and eoftVe 
planting, visiting Sungti Puteh and Suu^ei Besi niiut-s, with the 
Sui>erinteudeut of Mines ; KiiL-hai, with Mr. G. I[. Hone; Kawaug, 
and the coffee estates iu the neighbourhood of Kuala Lumjmr. 

TowKAY Yap Kwan Skno, who lias held the appointment of 
Captain China, Selangor, since DecemlKT. 18Bf , left Kuala Lumimr 
on ThuraJay, the I'Uh inst., en rvuti; for a short visit to China. 
We understand that very little uotiue was given of the Captain's 
intention, otherwise it is most lively that a pulilic dinner woiild 
have been given in honour of one wliose hospitality lias been so fre- 
quently enjoyed by the residents of Kuala Liiinpur. There was a 
dinner at the Residency, to which Tuwkay Lok Yt'w and Heads tif 
Departments wei-e invited to meet the Caj-tain China, and thi; Straits- 
born Chinamen of the town entertained him at dinner tlie night bi-luiv 
his departure. A large gatliering of Ciiinesr- escorted llieCii]<tain 
China to the Railway Statinu on the fnllnwiiig day. where a iiiinilici' 
of EuropeuuH were waiting to offer him their best wishes for a I'leasant 
holiday and hid him ■■ Good-bye. " 

TOB Rev. F. W. Haines and Mrs. Haines, togctln-r with Captain 
F. W. and Mrs. Lyons, proceeded to Pcuaug im the loth inst., for a 
abort stay at "Riehmoud," Penaug Hill. During the abscuee of the 
Chaplain, who exi>cets to I>e back on int\ .\prii, tln'R' will Im- only one 



BcrviiH* in llir CJluir»'ii im SimrJiLVK tlm 24.tli and 3I«t at 5 i>,in. Tlit* wr- 
viti's fur H'»!v Wi-fk will W imiiomiwi hiter on. We an? infurniwl tliiit 
&fr«. St Legcr Pavbontf bus prk>uiised a brass loi-tcm for tbc pul|'it. 

Mk. and Mkk. Niikman mill rliildn-n left hyla^t TiiesdHj'ii tSnji/iAn 
for Siiiguftore. Qiicl cxifct to sail for Eiii'>>]M> on Hitoiit tlic^fjth inst. ; 
sevi-nil of their frtends were at the Kuahi Liiinpur Kailvray Stution 
to sec them off. Mr. Norman io gazetted for Hteea uioutba' kavc 

Wk are verv ^1"^ '" 'h* iibli' tu v.U\U> thut. Uic miBH ami mmlle- 
Blictsfor the Church, which fona part of the "J. A. G. CaiupWl 
MeiuoriiU." have boeu rei.'cirpd aud are uow pltu.-ed iu position, lliej 
will Iw dwlioattd. on tin* n'turn of Ihi* Chaplaiu. earl/ in April. They 
are of Itm^s sludded »illi rv*\ a)^ii{ve, ami are of handaouie dvsi|^, add- 
iiiK K''"^"at!v to the appeaninee of the ehaaeel Hniind the imse of (lie 
cross ia eui^m^t-'d the fuUiiwing iufii-riplioii : '• These OrnameiiU ar** in 
Meinorv nf John AlexBnder Oeor^je Cauiplx-Il. who died Jiiue 17th, 
1893." We are ut>w enabled to j-ive a statement of aoeoiintj* ri-jcardiiiif 
the Fund. A total Buni of J34tj was juibsiTilR-d.ond acknowled|;ed in 
our columnii, and at a nieetin); of Hubit<-rihorA Mt*d.srs. A. 1&. Vennintr, 
E. M. L. Edwanlit and J. KuKsell were tLppuint<-d a» a CVuimitteo with 
full fxivrer to net. A lai^e bloek uf Jn^ni (granite wiik wrorkMl, Mr.C. 
H. A. Tnriiey kindly Buivriotendinjj. iranapurtu^l to Knnla Iinmpur, 
and set lip over the late Mr CampU-il's jfrave in the Cemelerv, and 
the cross and candlesticks weu' ordered from Messrs. Mowbnty. uf 
I^nuloii andOxfon]. The folltiHriii|f ishews the diKi>08iUon of tbcFuud: 
By HubmTiptiiinH — $8+8. 

To cost of Stone and transport lo Klang... $100 (X) 
„ CouiniisHion OH Tn-ajiury Onift ... 1.00 

,. Railway freiK-ht for Stoiie 12.G6 

„ S^'ttinp up of Stone in Cemetery ... 25.00 
.. Cross and Caudlestieks. iueludiug freitrht 194.00 
„ Balauou in Dank 15.36 

Total ... eS4«.00 
The balance of $15.35 will Iw eicpendej in having the face of the 
stone re-diessed and n;-Ietten>d, the present letu-riu^; being somewliat 

Ojt Saturday, 0th March, a footUdl mak-h was played In-twe^n nn 
eleven of Kiijan^' and a teau) rcinvsentinK the Kuala Lumpur Jr'ire 
Bri^ado. This oeeAsicm vras the first ou wim-h the Ulu LoUKat 0is> 
Iriet hus turned mit a team, and the players may W i' ■ ■ ' ' iKmI 
va making a very plucky fij^bt a^inal a really strong • ...uivu. 


KajanR was unfortuuato iu loshifr tho t-vrvicos of tlicir lii^jtrust niiiu, 
who was laid up with fever iiiul uuaUe to J'lay. His platv was fillfd 
uj> liV a Malay. Thoru wore four other natives in the elcveu. For 
the visitors, Couki)laye(la«ii>itaI(lefea.sivef,'ame. Clarke auJ Kiuders- 
k'V shewing up well at forward. The hest alUi-ouiul play, however, 
waa shewn by Daltflish in Roal, who certainly saved his side from a 
much heavier defeat than would otherwise liuve heeu inflicted. This 
player introduced an element of Ruf^by footliall into the ^'anie bv fall- 
ing; on to the ball and huf,'<,'iuf; it in his ;inns. This ])rocedurc was 
very disconcerting (o Ins opponents, who were luialde to (jet at the 
leather without kicking the player. Fur the ydanLinr Fire Brigade, 
\V. D. Scott was proniiucnt. kickiuj,' twn irnals, ;i third was obtained. 
by W. E. Lott. Bellamy. Ebden and Phillips were all in (,'ood form. 
F. ir. Lott was also a usefvd forward, the L'anie resulted in a win for 
the Bri^pule by three to nil. It is only fair tu say. however, that the 
first fjoal was obtained throu^jh a niiseomvption almul the rail of half- 
time. The foilowin},' were the teams : Kajaii^'- (ioal. J)al|,'li8h; 
Backs, Cook and Brid^'<'8; Ifall'-bat^ks, All. Ahniat and Ah Si; 
Forwards, Kinderaley, Clarke, Aldwtprtii, Vytylingani and iinothor. 
Fire Brigade — Goal, Wilson ; Backs, Bellamy and Phillii!« ; Ilalf- 
backs, Ebden. Charter and Buchanan ; Forwards, F. II. Lott, 
PoundaU, W. D. Seott, Day and W. Lull. Referee, Dr. Seott. The 
same uiyht the combined teams had an excellent Hmokinj^ Concert at 
the S*.'langor Club, Mr. H. F. Bellamy beinj; in the chair. 

Tde followiufjT notiee is posted in the Selan;;or Club: " A meeting 
will 1)6 held in the Selangor Club on Saturday, 2;frd Slareh, at (i ]».m 
Business — To discuss the formation of :i Turf Club, All interested in 
the movement are invited to attend." 

The Meeting' of the Siin^'ci UJoul; and .Te!>'bii (Jyuikhana Chib 
fixwl for Easter has Ikvu jiostponed unlil Monday and Tuesday, the 
10th and 11th of June, entries closin;.; nu Mnuday, ii(>lh Alay, at (i p.m. 
An ainemluient has alfo bren made in the i>n>t:r;imnie, by whieli the 
last race each day (for 13-hand ponies) will be madi' a selliny; race for 
all 13-haud jwuies euteivd at a selling' value of .^'J.M'. 

The Selauf,'or Paek has l.ieen ^'oiiiL; very str-'U},' durini,' the hist 
fortni-^'ht. On the lOtli instant the nieel wa.« at Ani] an^'. just beyond 
the Cth mile; a good number of inemlvrs attindi'd, liut several of 
them were \QTy late, which is a great mistaki', i-s the .aeint is much 
Iwtter early in the mornindt and the cliani.fs of sj>ort eorrespondingly 
greater. It is not pleaaaut to have to wait for about half an hour by 
the roadside for one or twn memboi wlio are nut energetic enough to 



he there in time. Tho arraugcraeiil in fntare is to l>c " Giiit rum**, 
first 8t-rveii," nud the la-teM. will hare (he wor*t plncea. A deer wja 
stiirtcil KtiMii ufliT llie ch'^rs wen- ]mt iu. niiO aftAT n (■ix'J run w ha 
sljot in the 'ii-cii ]alii.ij(j; I»v Dr. Traveri^, whose liielcr alar xtiil ijceniii 
Kliiiiiiig whi*ii llien- in duv -ijMrt al>uul. Tlu' [>iti-k tviiB tli<.-n cviufurtvil 
)>r Hre dn^B frttiii 84'[iang, uu<l they rpiirklv t'oiiinl n Kt)i>; auil tliN* 
|tu Uk' Hiik' of 11 hill ucnr tn^mo luiiu-s, the littlor wait biaught duWD hv 
two 6.hot8 fnmi tho d(^-Loy before uho Lad mmt.- far. Another very 
.i{i)tHl nm Wits Imd at Aini^Hii^ oil Hit- 17th iuntdiiL alit^ut a iiiih< ueanT 
Uiialu Liiin|>iir. Th>' do^s f;oi uiit u Knc sta^, itOiicli ('tiiii>.> to Imiv 
for u few nK'iueiits. Init then j;ot dear nWiiv without l.K-injt firvd ut. 
A muall tUiv wiiH :<h«il hv tlie ddfj-lmv. after Wiuji Bliiftln-il lu-rusa the 
liiiHl'qtiiirti.'r.s liv u Mabiy. Tlicn- Ket'in to W> nn Inrk nf dtt-r nhoul, 
liut wrv few j'i|r. Till' increnwo in tbe uumlxT irf deer diiriii>j tlie 
last is Hiuiilliii. wlieii Terv few wore killed owint: tu tlii*R' Wijljf uo 
rt'nitlur liuiiliii};, M[>cuk8 vrry ^n-alK in tariitir iifa cImsi* tiuit' for dtvr, 
or nt uuy rate fur diK-s, If Ihcn^ is lu be any c-uutimiamv uf iJetviiL 
b|K>rt iu i^-lan^r it is iiu[ eraliv^-ly neuetieary that uo *ivH tthould he 
Hliut diiritii; at h-uAt four tiioutli'i of tliu vt-nr. n pi-uulty ui 925 ehouM 
be leviM for vxvry due kilh-d diiriu^ llic cluoe iteaMou. 

Thb n.';.MiI»r montbly u)eetiii)|,' <if the Cotntiiitlt^t* uf the fJeUu^or 
(M)ib wan tii'ld ou fhf l3th in»tanl ; Mr. Bt.'rriu^ti<u. Viiv-Presidcut, 
iu (he ebllir, Mr. Itliyh. Swirtuty, and M»'»!»rB. Carlr, Kbdrii. ti»mli-r- 
8uii and Kiwitfll w*;ri' i->rf8eiit. The folh-winn j^vutleiU'-n wer^ i-lwleJ 
moiiilifi-ji uf (hfCluh: Pr. A. HeiiA and McsBrs. S, Giwuwood. H. 
St. L. Parsons. A. rmiiiduH. W. G. C. WaJtfrw aud C. VVilwm. Aiiiua^ 
other businc-»(8 it wa»i deuded tbnt a Billiard H:uidica|i should tuke 
]>laue iu Ajiril. 

The montldy mcetin); of the Cottimittco of the Sv!titt(;ur Miiiscum 
wutt held I'U Wi-ihi<-»<litv. the 1-ith iiixt.; Mr. A. 8. Unxeiidulo. Chair- 
man, T>. B. vou Di'iiMp. Hon. Sc-i-ivlarr. luid MfHSiH. Suiidrriiui) aud 
RtiKfti'll wen- (iiv.seiil. Tin- Coiuiiiilltv arkii'iwl.'dj^-d with tliuiikH iW 
rt-ceipt of the followiuK additioiin. ;md lumBtd ;i Bi'iH;iaI vet** uf thank* 
to Mr. J. H. M. K.jhsi.M aud to Mr. W. W. Skfat:-Mr. A. S. Ilaxen- 
dale, Kpt-viiiiruit of rock rrvstalH-, Mr. W. Bibby, 1>yiu)ite found ut 
JBukit K'jiiiau aud jr'>!d-beariu^' quarlR aud slate; Sir. W, C<x>b. <iu 
ore tiainj'h t> and a tiuerjslal; Mr. K. V. Carey, ii youUK ott^r ; Mr. 
LazuriMi. a yiaiii^ uiolr ml; Mr. 8. Lu/iirns. «['v<-itui-nK nt cuDii'hor 
noitd, refl wtMxl, tir wmnl and braui hi'.<<. %vliil*> wnoil and n wliit<- ant'n 
nvst ; Mj' a. H, Veil ni Hi;, a white aut'« uost ami thne oneen iitiiKi 
Mr. It. Charier, an if.'iiaii.i ; Mr. W. W, Skertt, $]>ffiiiifU ol rofk u-ral. 
a lni_\ i-alU'd " Auc-hak iiiu»ak iin-ulah " (*' Trfty uf t-uokt'd and mw ") 
used by Malay Pawan^s fur offerinus t«i the n|'iril«, seven ri-eei-lacIcK 
for the offering iraUi'd "Liniafi," liiiiuboo etlAndard eouKer u»«ed (or 
burning incense to spiritB, wax 6gure stiiek with pins used by Malay 
Pait-uugtt, Mpc^*imen» of MnJajr wood-enrring leimt the stvni of a ]>nih'n 


(origiiiullv in the iwssession of Mr. Q. C. Bolliiiiiy, nt Kuala Sckuj,'or), 
two photoji^plis of Sakiii dwclliugs, a blin-k of tlanmiar four foet loug 
(on loan). The following' were imrcliaRcd for tlio Museum hy Mr. J. 
H. M. Robson, Actinj^ District Officer. Kluiij: : — Native jjuitiir (gam- 
bna), Malay ornamental walkinjif-Btit'ks (tonj;kat).aMalay silk sarong, 
Bamples of Sakai Imrk rlotti (pakian niiatj aud stub mauure (baja) ; 
models of Native Chiefs bouse with raan-ia!.'e furniture, IiuIk at Pulau 
Ketaui, Malayan plouf^b (ten^cmla), Mabty tnuliii^ aud jiassengor 
Bchoouer8,8py boat(pralm krik«p),du};.(nit fi shiner-boat (jalor),tnuling- 
boat (nadir), fiBbin^' stakes used at months of Ktreanis (blut parit), 
semi-L-ircular fishinj^ stakes for Hballow water (blat leugkoug), other 
fishing stakes (jermal and kelong), easting net (jahi). net for cateb- 
ing shrimps (smigkor), cra,b-trap (bintnli) tish-trapa (grogoaud luka), 
net (jaring), fishing-boata aud nets {kisa dengan pnihu. timkii dengnii 

Number of visitors toMuseum in February ... 1 ,574 
Previounlv ... ... ... ... ... 1.4(.12 

Total ... '2,9/ « 

The drought m January was exeoptional. As gauged at the Im- 
pounding Keservoir, Aiupang, the luinfiill returns shewthat from lltli 
to 27th January, thert- was no rain, or a drought of 15 days; while 
except for 0.03 iu. of raiu on the 27tli the drought enutinued to the 
3rd February, giving iirartically "22 days without raiu. The records 
at Ampang have been kej't from June, 1801, sime which time there 
have been two droughts of 11 days aud two of 10 days each, two of 
these ijerioda oceurriug iu July { IHOl iiud 1802), which numth gives 
also the day of record fall. 4.70 iu. (in 18^3), The lowewt monthly 
fall, again, was iu July. Iyii2, l.-'iCiu. Tlie other heaviest daily falls 
in each year were : ()i-tober, 18ii], S.-'i/iii.; Jsiniiary. 1892, 2.70iu., aud 
April. 1894. 8.(i2in. Tliere have only I eeii tive months which do not 
give one day at least with luore than 1 ill. of raiu. Jauuiirv and Feb- 
ruary, 1895, K'iuglwo of these months. The average luontlily fall for 
the 44 moutliH is S.tKHu. aud there have bi-eu 21 mouths above and 
23 under this avei-.ti:i'. 

The Gardenri and Forest Department, S.S., issues from time to 
time as occasion server au " Agrieultural Bulletin of the Malay Penin- 
sula," No. 4. January, 1805, deals very fully with the .subject of sago, 
whieh is not such a burning question in Selangor as coffee, Init we 
think tiie following extract, which relates to the direc-t action of 
termites or wliite nuts i>u living plants, will be interesting to many of 
our readers :-'• One constantly hears of coffee and other trees lieiug 
destroyed by teruiites, and the infonnants seem to Ihiuk that the 
insects absolutely rat llie roots and base of the stem of the living tree 
and so destroy it, 1 have great doubts of this. In o]>euing tennite 
nests, I have often seen routs of tree* and other plants traversing the 



uiiildk; of tLc buildinifH and surruuodvd b; wurkin^ U'nniles. Init 
these, if larcf. art' t-arefiillv walled orer with clay and evt-u the Utrt 
is alwwliih'lj uiihmrlifd thini^b tlie termiles were fett'liin^ fiKwl sup- 
plies from a con«idernbIe djstauce. In one raso the tonuites lifid 
thrown up galleries a^inst a tree od wliicb an orchid {Be»antht!ra 
aiha) was ffrowiug, tlie »<>ft roots uf which piuhcd their way through 
cracli'B in the cluy rnisl und trnvfrwd the pASKagi>!t, but there wuk 04>t 
the slightest mark I'f nibbling on the roots, which wore prrfci-ilj 
healthy. Frequentlr. however, the termites throw up (falleriea (iloug 
the tnitil: of a tri-i' usimHy so iuduouil by a deud bough higher up, 
nnd if the bark is roTn,'h and rnrky. they will cut away a great deal of 
the l>ark and in this way s^-tmctimes expose the cambulm layer or cut 
down DcarW to it so that the rnin and sun kill the living part uf tho 
troe at tliio point, and aa the w<kii1 dies iiway the terniitt^s cut away 
more and more, and ro by letting the wood suffer from exjRtsnre injure 
or kill the tree. But this is rare, and almost invariably occurs in trees 
dyinfi frmii other causes. In the Malaeea Garden, a fine yoou^; elovo 
tre<! IoiuIihI with ytniiif; fruit diiddenly dii^d, and thin was said to bv 
due to direct attacks of termites, on eiatuiniuf: it, the most consricn- 
OHs feature wa« the inass of termite epiHerie.s tliruwn up all round the 
base of the tree, and it api^i-ared as if the attack of these tnsecLs eiit- 
tia^ oft the tjark all round ha<[ )>e<'n (he cause of death. Bnt on 
digging away the surrounding soil it was discovered that the haae of 
the stem had been 8t?verely attai.'ked by a fungus, the whole of tho 
bork above the roota beiufj black and putrid, while some of the larger 
roots were covered with a white mildew. Tho tree must hare Iwen 
fatally attackwl by the diseam; unme days previoniily, at least, and 
as soou as the fungnii had praetii^illy kille<l it, the termites threw 
up their galleries aud began to destroy the dead parts of the tree. 
Several tn-vs hud thus }wri)died, aud on similar ground at a liilJo 
dislanoe a plantation of L'Ostor nil had (wrished, Middenly. the de- 
struction beiug attributed, to tcmtitcH. but t>eing rather, I imagine, due 
to the hardness of the soil, which was uusuited to the cultivation. 
Two araucarias were simie years av'o plantod beneath two very large 
trees, the roots *'f which bo itormealetl the soil in e^Try dtre».'tinn that 
even grass would not grow nonenth them, the ground Iwing full of 
roots. The araucaria* i;rew to about fifteen feet tall, and then thi-y 
were atlacki>d bv tcniiilert which eonslantly ««vored tbi-ir Iwws with 
clay, It-noath which they cut away the bark; eventually both tri-es 
died, and it wa.i found that beneath each was a nest, and that the 
teruiites had tuuuclletl up the ceutre of the trees which were full of 
mud. Here thi- prim»ry iujury at least was due to the impOH»>tbilitv 
of the trees getting sufficient play for their roots, when they ha^ 
dev.']ope<l U>yond a (.-crtfiin Me. The roots, unalde to spread, thed, 
and nn dmibt the presence of termites' nests Wneatli uouttibiiU'd 
mechanically to tliiH, a» will be Hhcwn later. Thi* iuNeota finding that 
the bark and nuier wood was dying, quickly attacked it. and baring 
mntrivrHl to get at the pilb oavity in the centre, rcniove^l tlie *Iead 
pith which reuiaiuotl and rcpLui'd il with otay. 8uch action ia what 
appears to be genentlly intended when it is Mid that a tree it killed 



hy iemtitL-d, tW rt^il iiiUBe, IiuiiiK iH^rlmpB olMU'iirc, is overldokecl, anil 
tlio UTiuilfs viho ci'iiH' t*> remove the deml tissue nrc crinliU'd with 
tbf .•rij.'iniil injiiry. Hut. ns alliidcil !■> uImivo. tb'.' ii»>sitiiiii of it ucst 
iiiiuit^liiiU*K- Lii-ui-uth a kiuiiII tn-e mav |iri>Ju(v itoubidi-juMc injury 
ini*i.hani</n!ljr. A clump of the ix-ii.stt.-uiiinxl palm Cyrtaftnchys Lakka 
was unlieuttby and luude uo i^rowtb. Tbe ^rouuu ai'ouDd it wan 
onjorcil to W uinunred aiid it wus in di^^in^; to put iu the uiauure 
tbiit a. I(.'ruiites' ucst \ias fouuU uimm}; Iht- roots, on n.>imiTiil of tlijs 
tbe tri-e 8|>eeUily nt-ovoreil. Hi-ri' the injury wiis mechanical. Do ]wrt 
of the tr« wa« biitfU or uihMi'd. Iiut tht- t«?miitc-s had madL- n coui- 
jMict hard lotuw uf oljiy heutath Ihu tnv. ihroujjh whieh the ronts 
ciMild not fiircv their wny. and u« their cniirsc was miiinly vertii-al iho 
chinip wag quite iinuhli? to niako aiiy growth at all. In larger tnH.>Ji 
when? the rontM Kpri'iid iu nil dlroL-tiouo a tennites' iiei>i does no harm 
at ult. Iu u ciiflvv pluutattou iMolatrd tp^iit may uow and tlu'U lie 
kiUed in this way, or ho far prevented from growing that they luay 
be <^jndennu'd Att ut(elc8S;hul if many tn*Kts iKTish about the same 
time aud thi^ injury is attrilmt^^d to termites, the prohiibilily 18 tliut 
tbe dia^uo»li)> iM wrou^. aud Hiiother [uuue ninxt hv Kou^lit." A notit-e 
on the front i>age says ; "It ib lioped that plauters will seuJ tu the 
Din*rtur of tliK Rulauie (rarr1i>tm, Siii^.ipiin<, noleB and oliHL-rvatioutt 
on the cultivations uf the variouscropM under their c-are, OltstTvatiottfl 
on insect and ftiuffUs-pcRls are especially requested, and these sbculJ 
alwaya W aeeDnijiauii'd by «j.ei-iinen8 of the injurious inni'i-t or fiiii^i 
either aliv*-, or pn>8erved iu Bpirits, excvpt in the eaw oi' bntterflie* 
ftJid moths wbii-h should be sent dry in enrclopcs." The priee of ihe 
paiiipblet is 10 i-eiilK aud umv Im' obtaim-d at the ItiilHuie Oai-Oeus, 
oingapoie, nr fnmi Messrs. Xelly aud Waleh. 

Ttf Janiuiry. IStfti. Mr. J. P. Rodger, Actinjt British BeBidont, 
I Selaugor, issued iuotnictious to the District OfBewrs— or, rather, 
/ " CoHectorH." a.8 they were called iu those davs— to furnish Toca- 
^ butoriefl MetaiU nud scheme of which were encluaed) of any Salcai 
tribes iu their districtt. to be aeeonipauird by n ^ueral report. " .s|H-L:i> 
fjiu^ the numliur of triltea and iudi\'iduala. urtmeti of Hattnn, iLud iiiir 
ioforuiatiou »» to their reliyion. manners aud cuatonis. with tbe dia- 
UnotiTe differeoces betweeu various trilie* — <-jj., between the * Oraiig 
Itukit ' and the ' Oran}^ Laut ' iu the CoiLst Di»itriet»i." 

The ta«k was. in most i-aju's, by uo means an easy one ; but by the 
dose of the year Mr. 0. C. Bellamy, who was then iu ttharge of the 
Koala Lau^jat PiHtriot, sent iu a report, with vowibulary, iu which he 
refers to an earlier oue (1885) he bod made on the same mibjeet, this 
lfl«t-mentioned report being the one we print. Mr. Tumey. Cliii-f 
C.dloctor. Klaus', >" reply to the original iuHf ructions, writes : " Owing 
to th<? proiimity of the town to tl:e Sakai villages aud tlu-ir eoustant 
intercounw* with MalavB and Chinefi*. tlie Sakais in the Klaup District 
ar« Karcely diatiu^uiii liable from M;ilays. They diiilike the ti>rai 
* Saluu ' aud call tbemaelves ' Oran){ Bukil, ' H[M>ak Malay tike the bous 



of the Hoil, wfaoie coBtumc and ailommmts Ihev asRunio. In a Ti]l&({« 
on the Lan^rat Roed. and another at Tm Lauta, which T visik-d to 
obtain the information required, the women nut only wore Ualiajros, 
but. ID addition, wexv ornamented with i^Id earrings and brooch(« and 
fiiJrei* rings. An a^xordion wua in out- i)f the houscji, and oiui of thi* 
men ptared MaUran airn on a fiddle i>r his own conatntutinn. A ^«>d 
many of the locn hod old £Iufield ritles. Auiontfall iheNe)«eo{jlc 1 tuw 
onlr one with a tnij' chawat (a loin cloth of Ifark). and as he wns 
alBicti*d with iump («kin dincaae). for tdtTimiti n-attonii clnllu.')! would 
hnve Ixvn irksnnic to him. The heijjtht of their nmlfiliou s^'emod to 
me to be considered Malays by forei^rncrs. and they iic^nicd to haw a 
diflint-lination to eonvey the impn-gtiiou that they could a|)6ak Sakai, 
a«gertiu^ thnt tln"ir lanj{iin(je wan Malay. Under tlie ciretimalnneea, 
it will lie aeen how inifiosttible it was (or luc to obtain any iDfunimtitin 
of their lanpnajn>. eustoniB. ete." 

From Euala Selungor Mr. F. K. Lawder write*, und«r Aiktei of ditli 
March. 1887: "There Iwini? i>meli<*iilly no Sakais in this dialriet. I 
hare been uualile tu forward any iufi.ruuilion uu the subJLTt. The 
mcu here mil thenisehes Sakais. but ua they only 8p«ak Malay, and 
conduct theniKflrfH fxartlr like jun^K- Malays, with the one exee]>ticiu 
that they eat ahn>_«t anything they ean kill, they can hardly l>e oou- 
aiden.»d to lie Sakais." 

At the date when the reports were asked, for the Hon. Martin Liit«r 
waa in charg<* of the L'hi Selannr-r District ; but bt-furt- there hud Wen 
tinw t'l oliLain the niNvusiiry dftaik. Mr LiHtfr hi\d Utu tnnisfeiTcd 
l<i another State, ho freui Ulu Seliiuu'or no iufuriiiaiion waa ublaiutfd. 
From llm Ulu I^iint^at l)i»1riet. howcvitr. the late Mr. J. A. Q. Campbell 
Rent in a report, frhieli will Iki priult-^l later on. 

.\Ithongh under the above headiii}; hufl iitreiidy appeared in Ibo 
Jduruiif iiffr fwjje 9It. Vol. I.) n most iutcrefttini* article written by 
the Her. C. Lclea-ier, we make no apohijry fur iigaiu rerertin^ t.t> the 
Rubjcet, finding Kun> thai It is i>ne in which n nuniU'rof our rtrnderit 
take a ki*en interest. Mr. Bellititiy'K report hnd not until umw been 
priittcil in its entirety in an Kituliali fonu. although Sir Kicliard 
Temple quoted fn>m it in liiit " ludiaii Notes and Qiterieti," aud it wa« 
ptildibhe«l in an impurtantwork on tlu* HTudy of alKtri^inea by iitiiemian 
Bcientist, We an* also nnder the inipr>^«i'vn ihuc the late Mr. C.iu)p> 
Itell's ni>ort has not yet l»eeu giTon t't the public. The following is 
the rei>orl forwarded by Mr. G. C. Bellamv in 1H86: — 

KUlCl^A rAXO.\T 
Aa an appendix to my g(>Dem1 re|>ort on the District, I hftTo the 
honiiur to fnrwanl the folhiwing «ii«cciftl report on rhe jniigle-ime'n 
(if this portion of the Malay Peninsula, ifc-fun- eorameuciuf;, howt^er. 
J ahi'uhl like To ui'Mition that my rcumrkii refer to the jungle-ntvu uf 
flu and Kiiafai I<nn'^t nuly. Tl i^ verv i^mg^ible that diffen-nt tribeM 
or different moditicatious of the »iuiie trilx.- exist in other pluces. a.nd 
ixiiiH!tpu>uLly the iufonnatina which I hare aiUci-ted may not corrc»- 
iMind with that obt^iined by (keople who lutve ntudieil tlie liabita of Lbo 
jUngle-men in poriions of tho Fvninaala other than Selangnr 

rnn asiAnaon joprkal. 


ConwmiDg »he oripn t4 lb»5iie people I do not am yet f«el jiistifitHl 
in ci|»reiiiiiDK :in oi>miou. Lo^;ui, an uaiJ<>Qbt>.-il autliority on such 
mattprfi, L>u[iBl<i<.'rB tlivS arc tti« aborih'iuos of tlie Koniuaula, bC least 
&iiU*rior to tl»' Malava. H** ilMinminntfs ihcin " triU'i of A/nco- 
tndi&n origin." aiid as he nduiits they wore "sprtfad ov«r the Bstit 
lodian Islands t)8 wttll iu>11u- moiva(XN>>t«i)>l'>)i»i1iMn»uf thePeniiiHiiU," 
IiIb (ipiniiin in wnrthv nf cnn^iilvmtiifii. an tJun' an- nuiionhtt'd j>rtMir« 
that thu ft.<at>iTV8 of llic |mn'.lnrd KaLni and t)io>e of tli*> [St))Uan 
-yifn> t>aiit in tlio (uuui' inotitd. I Itavc, liowt-viT. Coiled to And imy 
fnrthi^r proofs tlint one would tutiirnlK liM>k fi>r t^i Hiip|>or1 Ihii tliL-on* 
of their b<in^' obxrigiiifc. Muswi-U •jnni«;n tli.'Wf»nl "tang: a hand 
la iK'iiiKaiuitiTer'xjl. from which derivaliij-Ls suidi tiB " tjuijrkap." ett'., 
httTL' Uvn fomunj. Imt thy OmUK lAut in thin Wslrii't tnalci.' um; of 
Ibc Word "lef" and uot "tanR." 'nitTc art sonii; uauii** uf place* 
thai a|>[».-ar to have bad a Snkai onpn. for iu8tauo<^. Juftra from 
" Jiirukiiili," unt' «if thf oRioem of th'-' Sakai eimBlitulion, bo Umt 
Biikit Jiii^ra wottid \tp thi' Jnnikrah'R Hill Tlir Ktala_v«, from whom 
I hav^ oodeftvoiircil Ui obtain i«rt.icutf\n(, «grw in aaving that th« 
Oranu HiiUu •■£ Selantf«ir ..-aui*- oriu'inallv from /ohoro. Beth 
Tunkii PanRlinm Haju and Toh Unliu Klaui;, who have >fi-eat inlliieDC« 
with these pt-oplo. give thia a« tJieir apinion. The laltf r*s Btorr. which 
coDtaiuB a Bpuv of r^mmniv. iH as foUtiwe— " Nine jjenerationB ago 
(he hiiii»i>]r is the tooth) Ins ancestors <^ino from Johore to Solanfjnr, 
at that tiiiit' a i-<<iiiitrt- <h'»titiil4> of iulml>itautfi. Tticse farlv wttlerB 
t>ruiij:ht a Ilaliu (C'hitf or Headman) with them and o|)eni:d up the 
Distriet of Klouy. The Btitiu tindin); the eouutr)f fertile sent fur hiK 
ruUrnrer*, who eventiwllv spread over the whule of Selaiigor. These 
explurera tht-n extendod their excuraions to Siuigei Ujooguid ascended 
ihu Rivrr Liii^'^'i. F<.>r imniT davB thev met uo signs uf bumou 
hahit&tiiiii, lint after ]MHMiiig the tidiil u-atem thev found some liiiakti 
nf Indian i'orn fli^iting downiiln-ain. Hud ar^iin^ fnini this thai there 
w»>re settlerb ftiilher up the river thev ]>n'a3ed on. imd were fortnnatc 
enough tu ii»«-t with a voting ^irl of 8iir|>iiNKiiig Iteanty. who, frightened 
at their appnmeh. took ivfuj^e in a trt?e. 8he wan. however, lajilured 
and taken to Johore. where, Iwing converl*'d to Mnhammadanisni. sho 
married the Son of the leader of this expedition. The happy j>air 
returned to Sungei Ujoug and foiindeil the line from whieh the 
pcvflent Datoh Kliina in desceudeU." 

The tradition of the jungle-nieo themi»elTee is that formerly they 
and the Malays lived in the interior of »<:>me eoimtr>- as one family, 
but one portion broke away from the original stoek ami settling on tl»e 
(hsa-roiifil held intercoume with other nieen, anti so In'ranie i«rtially 
eiviliae^l. From the^ the Malay of the ]tre»ent day is descended. 

The f<uture« of the Orang Hutan triW prove, av mentioned aliove, 
their rehitioiiBhip to the tububitautH of certain of the KukI India 
lelanda. The forehead ti narnnv and reoMliug. the nose broad and 
Hat, the month lar^e. and th^ hair crigp and woolly iu aome. but long 
and wavy iu othei-H. The women, oa a i ule. have welUruiiiided tigureB 
and cheerful exprewiit.ns, Boiue of them partaking of real Ixruut/, 
oipecially some members of the Iribe w-ho an; settled near (he coaat. 



Thfre is. of 4>ourfte. a GrrMit admixture of Malay lilood amongst tlt« 
omiuiuuilv. ftDtl this will ufcount for the similarity of ibe appearance 
of mtinv to the mumbertt nf that rruf^. 

Allhoiich these iieople are oumc-d differently in different pUcee. 
I WlieTu tbcm to hsLte tm<l oae cunuiioo oriKin. Ixtl llieir tiinrouuding* 
have allerfd t!ii.'ra su that IhfV now ap]X'ar to fomi two distinct triWa. 
The cnmpreht>n»ivi> term " Orang Hutan" i« the most convenient to 
applv to the entire- family, and this is subdividL-<l into two ^nr«at 
porliouB.unnii'Iy. "Omiiff Biiliil"and"OraT]j'Laiil ; " thi*fomi£T l<fiug 
inhaliiintita uf the iutcHur. and the latUT st'itlers ou thp oMixt nnd 
low-lyinif Und near tlit- fsluaricB of the vuriuus Urge riTi»re. The 
Oraiiy IJtikit are also fall<-<l *' f)ra.np Salni." •' Oraiiji DaUm," " Oranc 
JaciKiu,*' and oot-as ion ally " OraiiK Raiiil " ; whih- the OrungTifliit Iuitc 
various titU's. such as " Oraufr Fiiyuh." " Oranu fciwann " and " Oranp 
Sahalxat." Thf Ivnn Orauf; Kaiat itt al»o ^jfiK-rally ap|'!ied to Ihoia. 
hut 1 have never heanl them railed Oran^ S^ikai. Oranf; SahaViMl ii 
asually tliL>ir title in thiti District, and is preferred hy theinsclvvs to 
any other aa Iwinp more ci>mplimeiitary. " Oran^ SsVai " appeam to 
Ix,' A 8>>niewliBt uhJMTtitmalde term, as it is nirely used when talkioK to 
these peojile or of them in their presence. 

Both the Oraog Bukit And the Orang tAUt hare laugnagi'B 
of their own ; that r>f the former 1>eini; the " Bahasa Blanda8"aiid 
that of the lattj^r the " Bohasa Besiiii." The Bahasa Blandao is 
Biinply Malay with u small admixture of Sabai words and some 
]«f<:uliitr forms of winfttnietion— for inRtance, int^tf/sd of "K&mh ap(" 
or "Bagi api" (Oivy me a Jiyht). liny nay " Mtnia iipi " (1 bejf 
for a li>;ht.> The preiTiIencc of the Mahiy element in this dialect 
is. 1 Ihinic, easily accounted for. TheOranj* nnklt hare imdniiht4'dly 
bivn )in>ii|;ht a ^reiit deal into eomninnieati<m with the Mnlayn, 
and have preferred to make usi- of th** latter's laiij.'nape eo that the 
BahaAn Bi;uidaa standK in much the same n-lulioniihip to llie 
Bahasa Bewisi as the Enjilish of the pivHent. diiy does to (he An:;lo- 
Saxon tonijue. I have little doubt hut that the Orani- Hiikit 
ori^'inally spoke the Itahasa Be^ipi. altlionch at the present lime they 
cannot hohl conveme with the Oranj? frfint excej't thou^di thr 
mediiun of the Malay tnn^ie. which Imtli Irihes B])eak to a certain 
extent. The Balui,-ia Be«isi is mouosyllahic to a ^<at extent, u 
will ttc seen hy the following vycahulary : 


Balikia Di^kniL 










A little 



Kn< liah 



KIdcr aJRler 























Veil :ult!e 

























MftaJdad (omug) Job< 





Unhu Hmial. 





































WhtTf are you 

Hanay 1>*1 



Male I>oiniil 

Moutli Bong 

f Uhen4lok 

{ OntVk 




( Dob grunciek 
X P Diothrr 'if watur 

There is now no writU'n lanffiiagt* iJtlumgh umoiitfBt. tlip OniuK 
Bakit a trndition t3rist« eouocrning a tUah (book) that waa destroyed 
bjr fitv many ^^i'Qerations 84^0. 

The croiifltitiitinn of the nu:e ta, to horrow au expn'Ssion fnmi Max- 
well, both " patriarchical and oliguroliK'nl." Tlie Butin miikrt tint, 
and below him are the Jtirnun^ or tSci* Batin, the Penfihiihi Balei 
who liAB to make llie UfCHSHarr ]irt>|)nr:i]tit>us for ftuinla or hichnra, thi> 
Junikrah who kamjw»g« (calfs lu^Lhor) the nicmlifra of the tribe on 
the Biitin's biddiDj;. and tlie I*aa^dima or iH'i-S(mal attendant of the 
Batiu whu&e duLy it is lu urret^t evililoeru atid itriii^ llieiii t-u jiiHtiM>. 
These titles are lieri'ditarv. but failiiiy this, au ollii-er in elected by 
conaeol of the tribe. The Batin U the arbilnitor in all diaput^s and the 
judge in nil cases of »T'.'rtK-d(»"»K- A meujlwr of the comntiiuity eliiir|?ed 
with any erirue is brouKbt before the Batin and, if eouvieteil, is seii. 
fenced to a fine of a far-ng (piece of cloth) or n kiuili (cooking pot), 
which Bupply the phLee i^f uiouey in th^ir economy. 

The uiarriUKu eereuiouy ia j^srfonned either by the Batiu or thw 
Jeenong. The contracting iKLrti<-<t Htand mi Haeh Hide of him. the jjirl 
on his left and the man on hia right. He ttit-n joins their hands aud 
aft«r ail eichan^of sirih (vine leaf ehewi-d with U-tel-nut) thev iire 
pronounced man and wife. A f«i8t is afti'rwnrds held to which oil the 
luenibers of the tribe are invited. 

On the death of a lucmlier of the tril»e tin* corpse is carried nwiiy 
into the jungle aud buried. The deceased's friends then return aud 
burn his house as it is couHidered iinlueky t^u inhabit it any longer. 

Tlirce iuiiiortant fwista are held duriug thoyear. the first iM'tug 
aftnr th<> jMiui is planted, the cperind when it is linlf grown unci tho 
thini on eomplction of the harvest. Kiei\ fowUaud ullkiudttof edible 
jungle produce are cooked, and after the*.* have lw;en coneumed the 
people indulge in gjuirin^; aud dam-iug, nceouijmuying Iheniselves 
witli a great iteattuij <if toiutouis. 



The n*II)jion. if U mar Ijo so called, oi the Oran^* Hutan in that of 
ailcesli-j W(iiviii|> Od nil uO'-asinns of ffatitiii^njiil efHihttyiin^j (pntver) 
t.Iic'ir requests we initlresHod to their ittnek Jouk\ih (miwstors). They 
n»fO(jniw •' Allah Tiiala " but only I'ray lo him aji u loft v<«"'imi,'. Thi-ir 
I.»clii*riuttftilure8t!itt>ifi«*>iin'wh«l int.Tfuf in;;, ninl jusl wlmt ontt would 
eniK.'''t from iht'ir m'Kloof livinjr. Tin' houIs nf th».' (It'parloiI.niTnnlinjr 
to their ideas, passawny to aii l«](itiil A Fniit Tnt-a when- rh.-y ijH-ittl 
ct«mify. This Fniil I»lnuil in, ivs fur hk I «iu iiiitlcrr«tuuJ. iiutbiui; 
mnn' Qor lusH thnu tlii< tiionii, niiiJ on lliii ncmtiioa of an ocliiirif llicy 
cnnsidvr the aha'low of the earth on the nin<m'« surface to bo a h<tntu 
(ii|>irit or ileman} aiiiii!iilati:q;tht'ir murk tmi^i. ThiH Ivlir'f otx-attionti 
the ^^ati-flt possihli' 'rrr ir in ih-'lr t:i:;til-., uD*l they jiltR'^tHjil iiit<j tho 
jungU* with ffP'ut la'i ,-Mf timitoinfi.ajitl, utribiiiit 

tht' tTfes witli their , n "Tiihau -■Ulah" to ri-U-aac 

their nen^lr iMtiru. TransiiHiimtioii of wniiU inalBoniie of ll»*ir rulijjiiMis 
tt'Di'ts, and tlivy Ormly Ix-ho'- that Ihr nvvh of their (Jeci'aaed IJotiiig 
now finti a n'stiug plnei' in thn lioJirs of tijfiTs, de» r, iiijfs and croccwjiles. 

AllluMi^h tlimo iK-oitlo hoUl kiu-Ii n low ]M>fcitiou Ju the ooiti' of 
Bmii.tlv yvt they an* i»iTrii.'tly happy ami eonteutwl. Tlieir t-arllilv 
lilins 19 ^'onttuucd, a» they lhrm*.'lvL'S will tcllyoii.in " eoiiiig, workiui; 
and Bhi.'pini{," aud they a»k for uothinj; luure. Meet them where you 
will, eithiT in tja-ir nwu <\' •i ■ 1 hiit^. in the jtiiijiU' (^ntht-nti^' fniil 
or honey, hy tlu- soasiili' -r anywhere vlso. they ore aiway)* 

reatlv with a ehoerr re«i"'i -' i-'^our Mltitation. mon? pirticiilarly if 
villi liappen la he at all ae.juainieti with thcni. They ueTcr forgi't » 
kiiidDiBs. au<] always renu-mlwr tin- T4nni who viiiitt'd 1hrm <m mieh 
and eijch an oiiasinii. If trvated prop,^rly, thfv will do almost any- 
thiiif^ to ohtif^> ot)i>. Ou fteveml <ir(-40jii>u8 I havo had to u«e thein as 
lifiiideH thro<ii;h the jtii)t;le, and nil I have had t<> do hati bitru I41 slati* 
my r>*quiremrnts, and. without any husilatiou orlHir^aiiiinn fur wau'''*. 
they HouM jifTnrd uit- ('v<*ry luteislaui'". Tliey an- n;iid to bt ufmid "( 
htnafzors, but I have uever found llicm to Iw so. SiMiie of the uion- 
isolate^l jin- bIiv at iirKt. bnl :\tU'r " lim** thin ff''ltii;r «<'nr< iiff ittid llii v 
t«eeoui«- very tw-'iatle. K> '1 

amUBt-nieDt.aad ou mam ' I 

by iny attempla to i-<>tivt>rB(> wilh llu-tn 111 their nnn diHU-cl, 'I'lu't 
are naturally very ij^nornnt., as the following in^-idt-nt^ will sh<-w. 
n«Ltin TiniH of Teliilc Pulai onci' luktil mt- if 1 routd lalc^- nH my 
l<oot«. He u|ii<kn nlly hnd ati id^'ft lliril tlu- oninj; jmli-ii (ivhit<' matt) was 
iMtrn with iKiotiinu. I u<tVi-d him how nld hi? wan. audallhuu^li hi- iit a 
Kreat-iifreat'izrandfalht^r, hia reply waa ••Sa|mh>h luhuu lebih" (Morv 
ihati ten yi'arsV T put the same ipieiliouto ihi' JwuoUffof the OraU(f 
Bukit All Sa. Joiiykoiiy, and rMviv4'd « similar n-ply. Thi« will prove 
the undeveloi>Kl Htale of their iniflhTt*. 'flw* dr^'M of tin- Ch-an^ 
Bukit an<l thf Orunj; r^atit i« now ven eiinilar to that of th*? MaUyf>. 
lrtaron)^H, mon.' i>M)Hs-iiilW tho«i* of a ivi] i<uluur. an> held in ^real 
estwm, hot when wi-rkiuit in th.- jiin^U- nr im a jotiruey llic mrn 
retdni to the morv ]>rimilivu Imt more convenient loiu-doth mlle^l a 
rhawat. whit-h ie maile fmw the fil>n>iiA bark ff the Kajfti trap. 
The *omeu alfwj, but iiol the inniiiirritil oni*. wlu-ij nl wtirk, ^i.-ar 


simply a saronf? fastened at the waist antl leave the upper portion of 
the body imcoveitd ; but both sexes have, as a rub;, dear ideas of 
niodoBty, for ou the apprciadi of straiif;iri-fi, tiVL-ii if they be Malays, 
they ahitost invariably don souie more beeiuniuf; ^rmenta. 

Their houses are very eimiUir iu construction to those of the 
Malays, but higher off the (ground aud lower from floor to eaves, 
presenting a somewhat flatter appearance. Bertam ataps are used 
for thatehinj* jjurposes whenever available ; otherwise the leaves of 
the fan palm act as their substitute. The Oniuj^ Bukit frequently 
have a movable ladder leadiuf^ up to the door of the house, aud this 
is removed when the family go to their daily labours. The Orang 
Laut, who plant padi, as a rule, construct a platform of uibougs in 
front of their houses aud use it for the purpose of winnowing the grain. 

Their food varies according to their surroundings. They have a 
most intimate knowledge of all the edible products of the jungle, 
and this is one of the benefits the Government would derive from 
a study of this people. The Orang Bukit plant tajjioca and a 
Uttle rice, but de^jeud mostly on their fishspeai*s or sunipitans (blow- 
pipes) for their daily food. The former tbcy make, as a rule, by their 
own ingenuity. In the jungle near Suiigei Anipang I have seen a 
small native forge to which was attached a rough species of bellows 
made of two upright bamlwoa about three inches iu diameter, into each 
of which was fitted a rod, similar to a ])iston-rod, wound round with 
cloth. These rods are held one in each hand, aud being moved up 
and down alternately produce a continuous current of air. 

The sumpitan is too well-known to retjuire description. lyoh, 
which forms the poistm into which the arrows are di]>ped, is collected 
from a creeping plant of that name. The root in aera^hKl and a 
kuali placed beneath to collect the saji. This is theu mixed with 
chandu, jiepper, tuba, and arsenic (wantngan), and boiled down till it 
obtains the cousisteLcy of treacle. The poisou thus produced is a 
most potent destroyor of all kinds of life, human iueludcd. Domestic 
fowls, however, are said to be unaffected by it. Tlie projwrtions of 
the various ingredients are carefully committed to memory and passed 
on from father to son. An animal or bh'd struck by the poisoned 
arrow falls dead in a very short time ; the flesh surrounding the 
wound is then cut away and the remainder cooked and eaten. The 
Orang Bukit are also exjx^rt hands at stupefying fish with tuba, 
a poisonous plant indigenous to the Peninsula, and exercise their 
skill in most of the small rivers near their clearings. Both they and 
the Onrng Laut eat various kinds of food not generally met with. 
Monkeys, rats, snakes aud crocodiles are cousidered delicacies by tlicm, 
but more j)articuhuly by the Orang Bukit, who are the moi"e exjjert 
with the sumpitan and rely leas ou tlie jirodiue uf their plantations 
for food. The Orang Laut ]ilant padi, bananas, kaladi, etc., to a 
veiT great extent. They also do a great deal of fisliiug. both with line 
and spear, trap animals, aud collect houey, fruit and bees'-wax. 
Some of the women are expert fishers and make use of a light rod and 
a line of about the same length as the rod. Tliey stand in the shallow 
water and throw the bait similar to fly-fishing, whipping the fish out 



Trill) gr<'iit (•kill. In rotli'ctin}; Tniit. thi'v mako iisk r>f nu lu-^-iiioaa 
c-ontrivanrp whicli doe* aw.iT Kith ibe nt-cessiiv *'f i-UmMuir the Irvt's. 
Tli<',(' |>ruriiri' a loii^ thin Uiinl>o<i, uiiil Kptitiiii;' it Ii-ii^tliwi6L> l>i!twuon 
ivio juiuts, jiri'ss it ilunti tjo thut the scdion ojr'Iis uud rorius iwrniN 
Ihiii^' liVo iL roiiud a^^i^.', Tliis ig tht^D bound roiiiul with rattan in thin 
eha|'t> itud twu or thruu tif I hi; piivfs art' i-ut out. hut suiGi-it^ut Icligth 
is Ifft un thf ujipt^r [Rirliou U} tVinii, as it wt-rt', I'laws. Thi- fruit- 
(l^thorer. haviu),' )itra|i|H.-d u haskct uu to her luuk. then pnx'Vtfds to 
work ftuJ I'ftsaini,' thu claws arotmtl tht; tit«in ^'irea a slight pull and 
(letaj-licM Lhi- fniit, whivh iiistejirl uf ralliiij^ to tho ^'■'■"■it'l And U-roiniiig 
liniiswl sirntily droj* in the cagi" l.i-h»w the claws, The Orniin Iiaut 
arc al»o skilful IxKLt-biiildcrs and turnout aouc sampans which for 
elet:aiit!t* and 8[H.'ed aru nut to l>e KtirjKUtftud. 

Tho prfivdiiig rimmrkR art* tlit* n>8ult of oliacrvattonB I hav<> tnuJd 
on the jiut}j;h'-iueii duriu^' inv rtsidcnot' in the X>istnct8 of Ulu and 
£nala Lau^^at. I rogret tho Infonnation I have ^ot obtained is 8tiU 
in a KoiiK-Khat criidi-- statu, and went it not tliat I have rt-cfived 
inBtnictirtiiB to i>i>cvial)y rvporl on these i-eoph* T should «i>t. have 
ventared to do so, SCill. if my feeble eftortK t«ud to iD>:rease the 
atrvuily awakoni-d iutet\-8t iu a most deserviu;; class of [k>u]>1c, wliom 
J betii-VL- 111 be n ruee Intth decavi-*! and dccJiyiu^, I shall fi>-l well 
repaid.— a. C. Bsllaut. Feb. 12. IStfO. 



With a nin ami a (biah, ao't a diji lUii] » Qush, 

We «U hrrtUt cor<^r tAftcthcr; 
With a wlib'l xDiI a »()ue»k. and » twirl gf thu Kuk. 

We B,v for It, hfJl for IpAthnr 1 
We nil) thio' tlio hiyhi-st »t;nudfih, 

^ o fly ill Uio fje of till' nun : 
When wu ilo all we know ti> I'sciipe fmin th« foe 

It's J^rvtty loii(* odda 'ipiuut the ^uH ! 

WhoD tho gun givH a hanif and the wild «choM ctuig. 

And thfl sliDt comue wlnstUsK h>'. 
Tho' itif'rc nick unto dwith » ith our but whiff of t>rcAtli, 

Wo'U etiU uuikv on vSori to St. 
Tho" we're v/vary luid woimdwi Jind Iaoh^, 

WV'Il hidt- wbcro thr" Ulaag it bikjh, 
AVc will Inirj our alutnw, if wo div we'll die guBia, 

-iud baffle our fow thingh wo dip ! 

OI'i\'l';K.\L im-idt-nts lately hiivo tendi-d to tnitt^riiilly sluike mr 

k^ o'liiidt'iK-e iu thn Snipe Itird. With his abhiirdly loii^ ut^MW, 

r"^ nof-din^; birehend. nud silly little bahl bi^d, he d<M-!< not at 

fil-st ^li^•ht inKjiire one with a U;lier in his intellect, and looks l<io 

■iiiiple and foolJHh lu be the possessor of uu unnaturally evil natun^— 

a nature whii-h 1 iHli^'Ve to U- (ill.'d to the hnm witli varied vieos 

and many wieked «|iialiiit's, Firfct imitressioua are jtroverbinlly 

erroueouK. and the sni-crtirial virwoftlw nul«re of the :Suipe Bird 

which ouo is apt to take if one jitdge« him by his uppearaQet! Liither 

thao by his luasuers, is, I hare f^iod n-aisuu to bulieve, no exue|ittua 



fo the niTo. Aft^r car^'fuUir watcliinfj tiiiii tlmjiiirli ninny seftsons — 
h'etif'nilly <iu the wiU); or in ttii^ liusb, and \t\ in* ittfauti a^ fn-<|ii('ittlv 
iu lUl> Imiid -I luive i-uiiie to the riMU'Iiiniun tLui lii.- i^ ut oun* 
uuioIl>di uuJ iMJtnliastic, o1>i«tinaU' uitl ti|ul4.-f\il. cruftr ^ii>\ dclSsIi. 

His influlenui' an>I B\vai.'^'cr are shewn by tbo masDor iu whirh he 
bnvts cflvor (yenfmUy wliun nne is in tin- ai-t of loodiiij^ aftiT liriug 
twu iavfft-x-lual i-liuta nt nno uf bis frit^aJs) and t)i(.-» Kti-iiit,'lil ut ouu'g 
facv, juiii n)isH''H one'd Imt brtin l>y h vikMcii uiid vouteuiphi'ma up- 
wnnl turn, ari>'ui)'umi.>cl \>\ a [.vculiarty jtvriiig if4|UL>a.k, and [lasses 
out of |;iiiiHlii>t liefon' <mu liiui filiiRbt^vl swt^-uriii^ hikI ruinmiii^ tli« 
cartriil^^ lioine. I have very little doubt but tlint bb he (|iii('kt/ 
nx'trtk'H the M>uDd of the said svearin); is as balm to his vauity, auu 
dial h<' ti'lln tbi) itt)i<'r »iiij*e, nhpji t]it>y mui'l in Ihn cool ihtm|i i^miisos 
aftvr dftrk, what an nncommf n f«-M)I be niHdt* of you. and his friends 

SroWl.dy Iftugh in ch<>nw through thtir lunff nosoa. iu an eitronitjly 
priftivt* and offonsivL- inunuLT. Thus it is that iioor biiujau Iteini^fit 
are nffen'd up on the nllar <>f l\w. Suiik* Bird'H vnoily ! 

Hiti r.l)«lioa(:y is chiefty shewn by the inTsistcncy with which he 
flies away whvu tie h:LS lxM.-n .ihot to a ra<. Brory sp'>i tAinau who has 
ahnt al. uud \\wu iujuriKl bj' tho Sui{)i* Bird, i-au rvinuniln-r chsi.'k wheu 
he hits 8h<.>t a hinl quilt* v\*»f^ In him so fair and full that it has 
a|>(K.'aivd to bt reduLvd to a strupylinsf. fallint; i>atoh of broken fLMlhttrs 
ill uiid-air. and \vt aflr-r a 8r.'*.-ond'.s deliberaliun tliat unK|i<-akaldo bird 
liaa |>ulli>d ilM'fr lup'thvr and ^oiie away, niLli a chverfiil Krjiteub, 
appanrntly uuharmt^d. Ou the 2ud of Jauuary I was Hhotitini^ in tho 
ailerniiou and walked up a snipe whirli hud setlkd in suuit; low 
seHMtinit. It ^it up and I nhnt. it aH it tU'w to my l«-ft. As niy boys 
were some way oH I went and jiicked it up myself. It was shot in 
the Ixxly in several places and ri(<bt through tlu> hi>a<l. Tliu shut UaA 
pcu«tratL>d l^i-t ween the auri«uLir and thu L-ve on the loft side and had 
oorae out ilirou^h the fonrlarad ou tlic ri^ht hand side. It was still 
alive and apparently fairly well. One uf my boys canio np whilst I 
VHH osaniiuiuK it, and, ivfler pointing out that though shot through 
the bead il uatt still alivL-, I tossed the bird to bim. It at uuce flew 
away, and vj Ilabberj^aat-ed was I at this unhallowed a-^tion on its part, 
that it had >{utiu full thirty yards b^fort- I a^ain tihot it and brought 
il duuu. Two of my men luit its throat, uud at len^LTth it i'tiU)tt.>ntod 
to give up the gho«t. This is one of the in*:idontM which I have uieu- 
tionod as having tended, to shake my confidu-ui-e in the Sni]>e Bird. 
Only an extvi'dingly oliwlinate bird tnmld behavt- in tho manner dc- 

The spiteful nature of the Smpe Bird and his uudyinf; enmity to 
man in shewn hy the luaiiuer la wliieli he will i^o out of hia wav to 
prevent bis can.'a.'j»1jeiug picked, up. even when it has Ix^.'omc a carcass. 
lie will do all in his nowcr to couvei-t himself into a " lost biiyl," be 
bo kIioI never flo wiseiv. If there is hi^;h bush wilhiu fifly Tarda o£ 
wlicrc rou Hhiiot him, Iw will rontrive to full into it and );vl lust. If 
there is hj^'h ^^rass within a mile he will seek it. and I am eouvineed 
that IiIh dyiu;^' maui'-nts are rendered aettxatly swec-t to him by the 
reeoUet-'tiou tliat by dviug iu a plaou wheiv you eauuut find liim he bas 



>]j(iiU 5uiir tiTfratfi.' aud diaioiiilieil tlit; uunjuiii. or Tuitr Iki^. Whni- 
L'ViT he can *lo sio lie nitl f>asd on as u]>|>Mri'ntl;r iin)ianuc<l ub mu 
(tmnibiiK at whit-L a ijiuuin lut« »\mi, uulv t-i (ilU d<>iul. nltollv iiti- 
Bna|M-rli-l l)v |.lu> a|iurUinati. ob moou us Iio ^U dul uf ft'i^jlit. U 
circiiTnKtiin(,v.s aiul lialf an oitnop "r so of shot jirovv Xoo wXroR^ 
far liiiii lio will nut t'ven thfn Iikk' all heart. Though furwd U» 
fall in thv n|>cii Ik- will •lo his iK-bt to fnll on n |i(tlch of (1ea«l F^tusa 
or anUH' iilbcT sinohn* werd thf t-Dloiir nf which Driirly a[>|-ri>a4'hrs 
h)3 own. and thus ituiku u butt i-ffuri to Ix^'ouie tUo tthjei-t of his um- 
l>itii>n- -a li'Ht hird, Whi'D all tln-Mi fjivtn — for ihul Ihov arc fiM'lti all 
who have ithot t>iii]<e will iif^rco n'hi.-u all Uu-^> Fai.-ts nre cooBidcred, 
I uv. will anvoDO deur that he in spilt'ful and t^.-liish';' 

That he iti ox^-eMiiiff c-uuuiiiv hiirdlv ui'':'<tii j»-ouf. The whole 
iiflpect of the SnijK-Uird on the wing is Biip^cHtivc of the qiiinteBMmcc 
of w«ri«es». How often doc« hf iimko a great show of ttvintr like a 
Iwiru-door fowl wh'-u he x* reiJU- iviu^iin^' il at the rat<' of loiiie »-evelity 
mih'N an huur'r Ilnw nfttm dix's he dip or liiieU jiiKt an yon |intl th<> 
tnjrijer r How uflen div-s he llv atriLijjht at yoti so that, yon are afraid 
to &rv- leut you nhould hlxy him (•> |>ieveH, and thvn with a whisk he is 
uu nil sidt-tt of you at oiuv and well out of harui'^ wav hefore you can 
tiini round V How ofleti, lixi. dm'K he fall In the earth and Kluini deud 
lutil voii have jia'i^-^t him by. or utitil the boy who tM-'a to uiek hiu up 
ia Well IxHweenymi and hJui. wlien he flies away niert-ily |)crfefily 
uUKeathiNl '•' All iheM' arln and many othen> have for ^'neraltoiiH Ixwii 
prac-tiscd by the Suiiit Bird at the •.-ipeniti' of auffcriuj;, perepiring, 
short-teuipeix'd, hutd-KWeariug huuiauhy. Verily hitt ways are L*viL 
and HoUH>thiu{{ oii(>ht to Ije diiue to atiiend him if it is only on ai-tH>uiit. 
of the- extra work he ^;^v^■3thatove^-w..rke<! ofHeial the Kvtjordini; Aflt^cl. 

A friend of mine tiiu* ^'iveD up »IiiKitiii« iit Bni|»e bii^aUM; a ualive 
I'oy with a uiutli<-iiiati«-al luni of uiiud nkked him litiw mu<-h lu> 
n'rkoued each biril broujz'ht to Xm-i (.o-st him- Culil then he had never 
considered the subjeet, rrora thiii |M>int of nt-w. He eah'»l»lcd (Iip 
Was d. poor shot) that ht* ai'tually pieki*d uji one bird for every cijjht 
ho hIioI at. Hif) eurlridi,a'« eosl him $ii a hundred, and thus, roujfhly 
Bpcnkiu^f, i-ai-h bini aU**A iiini in oO evnty in hiinl niHh. Exen n( the 
present ludicrous vaXv of eXihun;^- that U a Hhillin^ " what in Town 
the [tt'opte call u Imb," and even in the said Town, where suipe do not 
fi\-d iu Ihe puddlcM. voii can buy tlK>U) at that pricv, 'nn» simple 
ariihnietiol pi\>bli-ni was too m'urji for my friend, and he now only 
^hootn fish witli dynaniiU' — a form of Fi[H)rt. wbieh, however mneh it 
■nay be depreenteJ on moral Kn^uiuls, has the uiatvrinl udvaotogv of 
frtvint; you a vubdtaniial i-etum on your outlay. 

Aflt-r deeply pouderioti over the nubiwi, I am inelimil to think 
that the uuinil' irharai-ter of the Snipe Bird a^-edei eK-VAtiu»;. and I 
should like to propOM! a mission to the bald-hea<led brethren for tikr 
next May Me«^tiu>;F<. If only the Snipe Bird could be eonvcrtod and 
uiiidd b«> n'udered inor>' - ' ' ' ^ and nnsptfi'ih, I fed xure that many 
would in future hnvo l< 'v in tilling their Iwihs ; and. atter all. 

what Iwttcr or more exnii<->i ^xj-.-rrt can any mission nare than that of 
filliui; the ba^js or poel;ol* of ••ood men I* 

No. Ifi.— Vol. m.—dfh Ai>rii, ISffS. 


T T ARI UAYA waa duly obnervtfd in Sflanfjor as a public holiday, 
\X ^^*^ i*'^ adveut was hnil^l us u i>leDi>iu^ br inottt European 
J inhabitants of Ktiala Lvmipur, Aiiiiplv for tbe reaHon thnt the 

horrid guu nhidi Iuik proclaiutL*i] kuushI vach urt'uing duriilg the 
Bulan PuR8A will now couse from starlliug for auotbertwelrc monibit. 
Tbfiv yterv pk-uly of Hajiti U> be met, and MalavM of matur^r a«a' iu 
niwioiiftlhoUdny p'Tb, but llie yoimgwr raoinlierR of thai, rommiiiiity 
mostly affected the Ktirojiean atylo of droas. Outlii.' Parade Ground, 
in tUe moniin);* and afternoon, spttrts w*'re held among the Iwys from 
the Malar iwhoulii in Kuala Lumpur, at which during part of the 
lime ibf Artiujj; Kt'sident WB* prefteut. aod in the OTening ibere was 
an cicelleui ^lue of "Socker," Kushi Liinipur v. Out-Slationa. of 
wbicb an accuuDt is given elsowh^ro. 

Mb. Ut'ou C'LiifroKO, occordiug to the tnat Qatetit, has U»>ti 
ttl)p<jiuted QovuniincDt Secrvtary, Selaugor. but Mr. Oerald Browne 
ivill continue to act. Mr. Cli£ford was aj^pointeda Cadet iu tbt- Perak 
Scrrice iu September, 1888, and since tbvu ha« held the ]n>hI« of 
Secretary to Keaideat, Purak; Ma{nHtral«>, Bemam ; Assistant Magis- 
trate, Kuala Kau^'sar: C<:<Uector of Laud Kc-vfiiue, Kiiala Kanxaar; 
OoTernor'B Agent at Court of Pahaog, 1887; Sui»erinlcuJent, Clu 
PahaoH.1889; Acting Ht-sident. Pahang. 1890 and 18fni; and Dietrict 
Magiiitrate. Euala Kangsar. 1893 ; lie hus not taken up the duties of 
the latter appointmeut, bowerer, as since 18^2 he has coutanued to 
aet as British Besident. Paliang. 

Mb. H. G. B. Vahb left Kuala Tjiirupur on ibe 28th ullhuo, fat 
Taipiu^i to take up his duties as State Auditor, Pernk. Mrs. Vanet 
who, we lielit've. proceeds U» Ct-ylon. left on (be previoUH Tue8*hiy. 
Mr. C, C. Tix'Her has Ix-eu apiH.»iotetl tu siicceed Mr. Vane, and 
arrived in Ktiala Lumpur t'>duy (-5th), According lo ibe Perak 
Piantfy Mr. F. W. Talbot. Assistant Auditor. PeraW. goes to Suugei 
CTjong as Financial Offiwr. 

Qdite a large gatberiug, including the Acting Besident. viher 
offidalft. members of the mercantile comraumly, imd some Chinese 

toivkays, assembled ui tli<> Kuala. Liimjuir Riiilway Station on tb<9 
2tith ult. tu Hce Mr. Watki^ off. Lonl Cairus (vho, hy llii> way, did 
not meet wltli such good it[H)rt in Ulii Laiigat a» lie did in Kuala 
B«'lHnK'>r) aiid Mr, A. Sol (who liaa Ijiril a visitor At the R«flidenrY) 
went d<->wu by Ihc Bjinio train en route for SiotjaiKiri'. A uumWr of 
Mr. Watkin»' frietida a<.vompAuit'd bim aa far OA Klaiig, to aoo him 
tiafoly ou buurd the Sapj/ko. 

Mb. h. DocaAL rvtitrut^ to Kunla Lumpur on Sunday ]&gt. aft«r 
an libBemw of a, liltl<- ot^t a yi-tir, be liavinx left Kiinlii Lumpur on 
2lnt March, 1694. We hear that he 1ms h«*l u. jjnind liuie at Immv, 
und his shadow has not ijp-own lews. Two luoro of tiur plauUw. 
JUeitarB. John OlassCord uud A. U. Lake, will bo kaving for home 
towards the middle of Uus month. 

Mb. W. D. FisiiEB, who hn« Ixnin an Assistant Engiuoor. S<>Iaupor 
Governmt'Ut Kailwuy, for the last two years, left fur Siugapon? tin 
Friday, the 2i>tli. He will wul tor EiinUud together with Mr. Wstkins 
and Mr. A. A. Swau.— Mr. K. A. J. Bidwdl, Chief Draftsuiaa, Public 
Works Departtueut. leaven the t^ervicc shortly to take up an eugof^- 
uent with MesKi-H. Swan and McLaren, of Siii^aiKire. He hu only 
bccu in Sehiu(;;or siuri> Marx-h, 18U3, but will leave behiud him somo 
evidence of good work. 

Hb. W. Geoui^ok, with Mni. CVomptou and family, returned to 
Kuala Lumpur, on the 4th instant, after 12 monthii' vacation leav^. 

There is a rumour that Mr, W. Carle, SnUAgont of Ihi- Chartered 
Bank. Kuala Lumpur, will be leavint; u» about the middle of tho 
mouth : there is a widespread ho[re that the i-umour is unfounded. 

Captais Lyoss, in reporting on the IVisons in the Stal*>, says * 
"There will always Ik* a eriminal elai«, and the iK-gt remedy i« to got 
hold of tho huliitual criutiual as often as possiMe. iti the interetitH of 
so^^'iuty, and make him wntrihuto to hid support by honest hbuur." 

CfiKrKE Ktxvl from LiU'rin has, wo understand, been bowu in 
Johore and in Sun^^ei TJjon^, hut, we iM^liKve, its tirnt imporlatiim into 
Seliuigor t«ok plaee last week, three eases being eonsi^ud to Mr. F. 
A. Toynbee. The appearance of the Ixrry was very fine and large, 
and we shtill await with some interest the r^-poit of the nursery. 
It will be sown in three districta — namely, Kiiala Lumpur. Ulu 
Langataud Klang. Apro|K>s of eoffou, Uiere is a patch of youug trees 


belonging to the Messrs. Heikle, at about the 4^ inilo on the Fahang 
Boad, growing on the flat, which is a perfect picture. 

On correspondence insufficiently prepaid, the postmen, in Kuala 
Lumpur alone, -during 1894, collected S2,032.92, this amount more 
than covering their wages. The surcharged 3 cents Selangor stamp 
is largely bought by collectors in all parts of the world. 

In the Annual Report on the Selangor Government Railway, the 
Resident Engineer writes: "The exteuBion to Suugei Besi has been 
entirely carried out departmen tally at a coat much lower than any 
line yet constructed in the State. The coat per mile is ?26,000, and 
the average rate paid per cubic yard for earthwork is 17j cents." 

The Annual Report on the Medical Department furnishes some 
very interesting reading. One very noticeable feature is the great 
increase in the number of out-patients treated now, compared with 
what it was a year or two back. The RcBidoncy Surgeon points out 
that great as the number was, it would liave been much larg(;r but for 
the rule laid down that drugs diBjKinseJ wore to he charged for. At 
the Pauper Hospitul, in 1893, when drugs were free, 3,000 out-patient 
cases were treated, while in 1894, under the new system, the number 
went down to 1,000, with a revenue collected of four dollars and 
48 cents ; but at Pudoh, where the rule was not strictly enforced, the 
out-patients increased from 1,000 to 5,000. Dr. Travers writes: "I 
am very strongly in favour of the treatment of Chinese and others as 
out-patients. Although resulting in a lai'gc consumption of drugs, it 
is really a groat economy, as diseases are in this way treated 
at an early stage, and when they arc most amenable to the action 
of drugs. Admission to hospital is not therefore so often neces- 
sary, and in proportion to the increased number of out-patients 
treated the hospital admissions liave lieeu found to decrease." 
Compared with the previous year there were in the Pauper Hospital 
less cases of, and deaths from, bcri-beri, and the same applies to 
dysentery and diarrhcea. The difficulty of dealing with the lepers 
ia referred to, and the Residency Surgeon ia of oi)iuion tliat the time 
has arrived for providing a suitable Lunatic Asylum for the State. 
The births registered duriug the year were 1,084 agiiinst 856 in 1893, 
while the deaths were 4,813 against 2,826— "accounted for by the 
careful registration of all hosiiital deaths since the 1st January, 1894." 

A General Meeting of membeia of the Selangor Planters' 
Association will be held in thy Ruading Uoom of the Selangor Club, 
on Saturday, the 27th April, 1805, at 10.30 a.ni., to transact the 


gieneral ImBioeffii of tlie As&octAtinu and to consider itny other poinU, 
uf wliich notice tnny b« giveu U* the Committee not later thao tbe 
2(Hh Ajuil. The followiuj,' U tV draft Bf^eudn. of businpsB:— 1. To 
n'H(1 and, U' ai>|ii4>Ti>d. uonfivm tlie minutm of tbo last geuonJ 
iiu-vlmf;, — 2. Proposed t>v Mr. Luku. wMinded l*v Mr. C. Hfeikle : (L) 
That tho Uommittee i>r the 8, P. A. ^^e eniiwwei-ed lo Bud oqt from 
Gi)vortiinent wlietlier (he {iropoHe^l exteninon of t1ic Selaugor BailwAj 
ayBtem t<.) tbu borderH nf Fahaii({ bc> a fact, and (ii.) TbaL if stu'h is 
the cuo, it U' dnlr jtointod out to Ouv«mni«iDt liv iho dmimittt^ of 
the S. P. A. that such an undtrtalcing mtist oewssarily Iw a prcal. 
Bli^iu on the local labour resonn-es aud thcreforo detrimeutal in tb« 
cxifitinp plantiiif.' intcrf>Btji. (iii.) ThatGovcrDmcot thurefore be askt^d 
lo tiikoadoijiiati.' steps Jurinff the preBynt year to rei'.niit from without 
Si'liiu^^'ur a sufliiiienf hiliuur fori*. — 3. To «leul a uew Secrt'tarv iu 
[iliu-c of Mr. P«ircher, who i« leaving the State. — 4. To elect a avn 
>iiemlM>r of the Committi-e. — b. To uuiiBider ouy other points, of 
vrhii-h due notie^; ]m» reai'hwt the Cotunntteo lit-fore Salurdtiy, the 
2Uth April. Tifiin will k- arrau^^d at tho Club for all ihow? tneiulH'rti 
attending the iilwvu iiieeliug who will giro tiimly uotico to tht- 
Si^crvtarr of their inteDtion lo arail themselres of ttiis of^-r- 

A CoBBEsro?;nBNT writes:—" It i.s proposed to xturi a K«creation 
Club for Kuala r.nnipur, innn? or ]i>b» on tlu> linofi of the Recreation 
CIuIn) in the out-dial rictti, for tlie Wnetit of UoTCruinuut Merrauls 
and othem who have aa yet uo club of their own. Thu plan for a 
handsome building (to cost $3,000) has 1>een gmtniloiuly jireparpd 
by Mr. R. A. J. Bidwell, and Towkay Lok Yew. with hia unfailing 
generosity, has offered to advance the aKive sum (which he in colluct- 
ing by uubiH'riptiou) at onco, in order to facilitato the early er«)Ction 
of the building, which it is pro|X)8e<l to er«ct uj^on the out-skirta 
of th4- Plain. A general meeting, at which Mr. J. P. Uodfier win 
pn-»itli>, hoK Ittfu called for Mouday next, at 6.30 p.ui., iu the big 
room of the Victoria iDBtiMition. wh'-n all whu are dcwroiin iT joining 
ur who eau in any way advamv thitt dusimblo object are partictilarly 
invited to attend." 

A Mkbtiho uf thdite interedled iu 8)Kirtiug mutters wat» held in 
the Selangor Club, at ti p.m. on Siiturday, 211nJ Mnreh, to diitcusH the 
formation of a Turf Club in Selangor. The chair wag takeu by Mr. 
E. M. Alexander. Mr. A. C. liarTK,'r iufumied the Mevting that Mr. 
Lolc Tew WAS willing to grant to the proposed Club, for the construc- 
tion of a racecourse, a lease— for 11 yeara, at a rent of Sl50 per 
annum — for a piece of land owned by hiiu at the 2ud utile, Ampauig 


Road. A Provisioual Giminultw. i-oiisistinjj: nf Mt'ssrs. G. Ciniiiniiih' 
and A. C. Haq)er and Dr. Trovers, with Mr. H. S. Day an St'cn-tiiry, 
■were tbeu elected by shew of liauds. and llii>se ^fntleuicii wcry askf.'d 
by the Chairman to draft a scheme for the formatiou of a Turf Chih 
to be put before a meeting in the Selangor Club, at 6 p.m., on Satur- 
day, 6ih April. The meeting then teruiiiiafed with a vot^.' of thanka 
to the Chairman. 

At the Annual General Meeting of the Golf Club, hold uu Satur- 
day Inst at the Selangur Club, Mr. Bell, in the abHeuoe of the Hon. 
Seeretary, road a proviiiional lialance sheet and the following oflieerA 
were elected for the ensuing year:— President. Mr. A. T. D. Jierriiig- 
ton; Captain, Mr. C. Glassfonl; Committee, Messrs. F. Fox, T. J. 
McGregor, D. J. Highet. C. E. F. Sanderson and M. A. Stonor. 

The return ABsociation match Iwtwt-en the Sehintfor Fire Brii,'ade 
and Kajang will be played to-morrow, Saturday, at Kajanj:. Tlie 
Brigade team will leave the Fire Station at 2 p.m. and will n'-turu 
to Kuala. Lumpur the same night, after a Suiolciuj^ Concert to be held 
in honour of the occasion, The drive home of 1-5 iiiiica, j,'iven moun- 
ligbt, ihould he a very pleasant one. 

A Football Match, "Rugby Union," Planters i-. Sclangor, will 
be played on the Parade Ground, Kuala Lumpur, tm Wednesday, the 
lOtb inBt., at 5 p.m. 

A Challenob has been received from the Perak Club, and accepted, 
to play cricket at Taiping on June 3rd and 4tli. There will be sevend 
changes in the formidable Perak eleven who defeated Sehiiigor on 
their last visit here, the two Talbota and Dr. Fox U-iiij,' on h-ave; l»ut 
the cricketing clement in Perak, unlike that of S('lan},'iir. fXt4'iidH 
beyond a meagre 11 or 12 devotees, and it will lake Selang.ir all it can 
do to win. We might suggest that practice is usually considered an 
element of Buccesa in cricket. 

The Solaugor Club sent a ehalleng.' to lln- Ket^imcnt of thi- 5lh 
Puailieri, Singapore, to play cricket aud football on Eas[i;r Mmiday 
and Tuesday, loth and Itith April. A n'ply has been n-erivrd sintiuLj 
that at present they are too unsettled tn jrt.-t up a ti*ani for Easter, but 
hope to arrango a match later <m. 

Williamson's Chicago Touring Cum]'aiiy gave a i-erfnrmance at 
the Selangor Club last Saturday nii.dit in a ■' crowded limiyi.'." itiiil 
also played to a rather Bpar>>c audiem-e <>n flu- Monday. 



THT! first of till' fuur quartfrlv IiaiiJiui]) c<»iiii>ctitinnfl for the 
Qunv Guan Hin C'lp (value ?HX)) was brouglii off at the 
I'etaliu^' llauK^ oa 23rd auti 24ib Mjirch. The weather was not 
altogether fa%Ti\ii'nMi<, th«)ri.' bciu;; a bad li^ht and cUoppv viDd 
un tlu7 finit iIhj, nud u hinivv dowu|MJur uf luiu in thi> uftt-ruuuu uf the 
•ccond prevented bohk' competitors from shooting. Tlie winuer 
turned out to l«j J. nrowii. vrno Ix-at bial previous Viv*t srore hy two 
points, ttmkiuir 73- or with handicap addint, 91. T. J. McGregor, as 
usual, matte tiume ^ood Hhootiu){ aud put on 86; O. Carpmacl also 
ahot well, 78. Dr. Travers and W. D. Scott were both shooting well, 
but were iinahlo to coni]>leto thoir scores. With thcso exoeptionB tho 
BhootinK wii« much below the average and some uf the scores wen.> 
vei7 disappointing. Thv following it; tho full score: — 
KOyanU. too want*. 

J. Brown 24 ... Si 

T.J.MvOreeor 28 ... 31 

G. Carpnnvl S5 ... SB' 

E. Charter 96 ... 17 

W. Boyw 17 ... U 

J. O'Hara 28 ... 1? 

J. H. A1U.-1) 13 ... 13 

A.E. YtL'lmno 16 ... 10 

A. J, JvlmstOQ 11 ... IS 

Dr. Trarcn 23 ... Vi 

W.Il. Scott 19 ... at 

The cup wiJl become the property of the member winning the faandK 
cap the most times out of tho four competilions. 








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The following scon-K were made in the monlhl_v handicap for the 
Malay Statex Tin Mining Co.'s Cup, l'<>r which the highest aggregate 
of four best scores made during the y*ar, at COO yards oaTy, wUl 
qualify for the prize : — 

OODjMiA. Oaivti«ip. TU/il. 

J. H. AUon as a 28 

B. Ch/irter 24 ... ... S 20 

T. J. UcGE»gor 27 ... ... aoratcb a7 

J. Brown 00 6 M 

O. Carptuael 10 S l« 

J. O'Uatn H 2 17 

Oh Friday, Match 2iHh, a match was plaved between teams nomt- 
nully representing Out-stations and KuaU lunipur town. Thu Out- 
stations were without the assistance of Hcmmy. S|varing and Mai- 
well, but included iu their Dumber T<ake, Cook and Skinner, who ran 
hardly be t^'rmed Out-station men projier. The game was timed to 
Iwyiu at 5, punctually, but although the visitoi-s wen- all on ih^ ground 
liefurc the time, the Kuala Lumpur iiieii were oblige<1 to begin three men 
tihttrt. Clarke iitartetj the IkiII fur Out-^tutioiui, niid the game was im- 



toediaicly conieil iulu Uic Kuala Lumpur Iialf. tlie botne toain liaving 
liol two forwardx fnr some eoiisiiirralilt? tiiiii'. Aftt^r it fi'w minutes' 
plar R*»t: and Mili-bcll bv good iMusini; run tlie \ml\ down llio fit-Id 
and the former after eludiug the Full ha.t:^n ]mt the ball through. 
SLiiriu^ lilt* finit goal fiirlht' htmio ttiani. The Ihret' miasluj^ uu-mlmrH 
of Ihe Kuata Lumpur U-nrn now turuwl ii[> and wt-re ^'Wlly welromcd 
bj- Iheir side. The im;rca(if tu slreui^th soon niadi- itwlf ft-lt and tho 
home team began lo jirees. girint; plenty of wort to Cook and Brulge*.' 
Shortly after, Skinnor, on lht,> right vtiug, got [hosm'S^tiui and iiiiRHiu)^ 
Charter sent in a warm one which was. however, well haiialed by 
Bellamv in goal. Dr. S<.-ott. Mitchell and Roe now tool: tlie ImiU down 
the field and the luttt-r presi>ntly tthot. but the leatlier was liuggtsl by 
Diilglish, tlie n'.iiilt iH-ing that two of the Kuaht Luiupur forwards 
fell on him tooth and nail, forcing hiiu against tlit- goal post, The 
ball in n^tty wa« acrosn the line, but the jK-int wae not allowixl hr 
tho referL-e, Tlie gaiuc now eoutiuuwl to be in the visitors' half, al- 
though some goo<l runs were uittde by Skinner. A claim uf hands waH 
frcseotly allowed within live yards of th* Out-statiors goal and the ball 
rom a rebound was banged through by Roe. Half-time was called 
shortly aft*r. On nrnuming W. D. Si'ott took tlie Ductor'a jilacu. Ih« 
lalier niayiug fulM>ack, n nmiUr change wut; made by Cook and Skin- 
ner. Very soon after tho Ont-tstution forwards. Cook, Lindsay and 
(Harke. came down the field in go<i*l style, the former sending in n heavy 
shot which wa« Huved by IVlhiniy ; the Irnll, however, struck the forward 
aii be was rushing on. and rirbouudtKl through the goal. ()u starting 
IhH tiall Roe on the loft wing drihliliHl through and »ent in a shot 
which l»eat iJalglish. Shortly after, this perform a nire was again re- 
|»eated. Roe thii» scoring the -tth goal for Kuala Lumpur. From this 
point the Out-iiUitiouH phivt'd up with great vigour aud gave thfir 
op[Mtnent« ]>lrDty of work, Lindsay, Conk and Clarke living most pro- 
minent. Bridges wa« very safe at full bnck. Some of the Hpectatora 
avi>rTcd that the game was a trille rough, but thig is not the case, al< 
though it must lie said that the game wiui one of the faslt'st and bttit yet 
played in Selaagor. Towards the close uf the game tlie Out-stations 
forwanbmsde desperate efforts tosc-ore. but it was not until within a few 
minutos of time that Clarke and Reudk- got through and the former 
»M>nil, The match waa shortly nfter coinhided, leaving the h<une Icam 
victorious by 4 to 2. For Out-statious Lindsay, Clarke. Lake and 
Skinner wtre jiorhaps tlie best, but all liaads were most energetic. 
For Kuala Lumpur Dtiy, Phillips aud the two Seotta were alt promi- 
nent. Carpimiel. who has lately jointnl the ranks of " Sockcr " players, 
provwl himself a vahiuble member of the team. 

The foHowiug were the teams : — 

Odt-8Tatio»8 : — Qoai. DuIgliHh ; tinekit. Cook and Bridge's ; Hal/, 
baeka. Lake, Kindersloy and Nissen ; Fonmrfin, Skinner. Rondle, Clark. 
Lindsay and Edmonds. 

KuAi.A LriMPUK r—Gua/, Bellamy ; B«rfr<f, W. D. Seottand PhilUpa; 
Hatj'.hacK-*, Carjumu'l, Charter uuil Kbdcn ; ForwanU, F. (i. Scott. 
Poundatl. Roe. Mitv-hell and Day. 

Kefwrei', JJ. K. Shaw; linesmen, J. Brown and F. H.Lolt. 



\JhU r.ANOAT. 

JN tilt- Ulii Lougnt District there are two triheR of Snknis koown u 
" Orong Bnkit," or liill-mon. au'I " OranR TanjoDg." or mec liviox 
near rivera ; tUtiie two iriU's an- realfv oqIv om-— 4.»f., " Basab 

Bisisi"— inUIn Lnncal TlioOniiif'Tan]'''''*!-^"'"''''''*!'™^'!"'*'' 
IL JifTt-n'tit ilialt'i't fntin tin- Ornni; Hiiliir ; Imt in Ulii Jjiiiiffiit Dfiirlv 
ev^fry SiiVni I tunu' noross conlU §prHb Mnlay tliU'Dtly, aud <>iily oi?<ai. 
sionnlly (M<\ I Iiwir ii word or two, in (jeiu-nil coiivfrxation. TChiub wu« 
not Maliiy: this \\a» tlirowB me Iwclc a Ki'^'Jit dL-al iii rav vn-ahulary. 
luid I liavv Imx'q unable to cllcet a« many words as 1 could hare 

As far OS I can find out tlie disiinct tribe« of "Oraug Ctun," an? 
four, tlu-se are-.- -" Basab Landas" and " Bawab Biwisi." in Sclanttor. 
'■ Basab Pangan " in Pabauf; and " Hudebs" in Borneo. Tlu' Ba«ab 
Jjandaii art> Oran^ Luui, tbo Biisiik BifiiKt are OraiiR Bukit and 
OranK Taujon^, the Basab Panpan arn, I believe, pceiiliar to PabauK. 
and I hare only bt'urd of them. Tbey are, 1 should say, "Orang 
GunoDg," an they live for the laost part nu tbo tops of lii;,'h niouutain 
rangoB. The Htidtditi I knuv uutbin)( aU>ul, Imt they are suppownl 
tn eiint in Borneo. 

" Kyot " is auother name for SaVais and i« prineipally used of Orang 
Lant ; it is. howerer. coneiderod kuKitr ^rndo) by ibem and slumld not 
he iist'd ; (lie naiii**!) that Kbuuld be used in RiK'ttkini; to Sakaiit of one 
another, are, Sekabat for Orang Laut or Kyot ; Warif for Orang 
Tnnjon^. and Oramj Dahtm for Orang Bukit. 

The headmen iu t-aeh tribe arc mlled, ivanei'tiTely, Batiu (Raja). 
Jenaiig fDatob) and Jtikrah (Pontihuln). The uuniljer of indivi- 
dwalu iind'T e:nh Batlii rn tluB Distrji;* are: — L'hi I<;in^at. BatinBehas, 
aUtut 1>-'J ; rhi 8i'nieuyib. no Itulin, >me Jcnan^. abnut 40; Ulu 
Bcnuiun;;. Kittin .}a>;nri, iilHint 1K<', Sernjuing Ainpat, alioiii 30. Tubtl, 
nUiut -Hi individuals in all. The last mentioned uri- Orang Tnnjong. 

Tbi- Sjikrtid b;ne \ui ridigloii i-f their own. and do Out (in tlie 
pro|M>r Heui<e of <]iL< noi-d) worflbiji acoirdiug to uny f>.trui. Tlier have a 
n'mnniiy wbei'r ibey all nil down, hliu tmnibno pipeit and sing U* 
" Hanins." hur wlietber ru driv.- Uiein away (like the Chin(*fM«) or t« 
iwl blesHings of tbeni, I have not vet been abb- to leum. 

Many of die \_'U% Ii(iiii,'a( SaVnis luive In.'i'^nne Mnhamnindaiix. from 
a>nHtantlv iniiing with the Malays, and aUo tntrr •marrying with 
tbeni. My opini>in ik Ibat ihey all. mon: uf lusts, b*.dicve in a deily. 
Tliev are always o|>en to cjuritrtion, and are glad to see the Roman 
Cnifiolic ilisMonary, Fnther Letcwior. who, 1 am Rnre, iosUIa a great 
Awl of good into th»'ni. 

Their manners iir*' mniple imd [>e>'iitiar. ibey nn' iftieeni and Hby, 
rerv jkoKte. and by no means »tnpid If iiKke«) to do anything tbcy 
will at €*tMv loniply. but will not as a mir i>fTer to do it of their own 
iiceord. Tbev im- nioptt boapitoble. idtbougb Mligbtly avarieioiiB, on 
HCeonnI of having miicd m ninth nilb the MnbiyH. They will not 
reHiw any gift* that may ("coffered (Ueni. and inde*-*! in niosl msea 
look for preseiiti) when a European ri^ita IheJr ntftttomuiit. They arv 


liberal themselveB, and will share auvthiu^ iu their liousu with one, 
and are hurt if one refuaoa what thc-y ofier. Tlioy are not R|)itefiil, 
nor TJndictive, but dirty to the last dofji-ec, and many of them have 
some Tariety of skin disease. As in well liiiowo, no other nation in 
the Malay Peninsula «in be compared with them for their wonderful 
knowledge of the jungle. They are not imrticularly brave, but aa the 
jungle is their home, they are mon' or lens inurod to hnrdshipH. 
Jtfany of the jieople have guns, but arr not bravo enough to hunt the 
elephant or bisou ; and are not ashamed to toll yi>u bo. 

The most remarkable features of Sakai custoniM are I think well 
known. They are : — (1) The use of the Kumpitaii, or blow'-pi[)e. 
(2) Their ceremonies of marriagi> and of burial. (3) Their jmuish- 
menta for crime. (4) Thrir ganiea. (5) Tln_'ir aiqH'rstitions. ((J) Their 
knowledge of the jungle. (7) Theii ways of hunting, and means 
of procuring food, (8) Their agricultural pursuita. (9) Their 
general habits. (10) Their trade. 

As far as my knowledge extends I can ro^'ort as follows. 

(1) The gnmpUan is a long blow-i)ijx' made of bamboo through 
which little poisoned arniw« are blown ; tiio arrows are miule of small 
pieces of bamboo ahariK-ucd to a very fine point with a piece of pith 
attached as a head to the arrow. Th(^ arrow is inet-rted into the 
blow-pi|je, and a snuill pieie of "kabu-kabu" (a substance like cotton- 
wool) is placed on the head of the arrow ini<ide tin- mouthpiece of the 
blow-piiie, and the inntrument is ready for use. I have myaelf seen 
monkeys and birds killed on high trees at a distam^e of (JO yards. 
The Sakai seldom misses his shot. For a liLrge bird (as a horn-bill) 
or a monkey it takes alxtut a quarter of an hour for the poison to 
work, after which time tho animal falls to the ground; with small 
birds or boasts the poison is almost instant iui.x>us. 

It is amusing to go out with Sakais. to see the stealthy way they 
can go through the jiiiigle. without breiiKin^ a twig, and although their 
[Mice seems slow it is difficult to keep up with thrin. They seldum 
fail to bring home some bird or Wast for tlicir evening iiioal. 

(2) Tlieir uian'iagi" tcreuionies are very simiilo : niie cu.'<toni is for 
the relations on both sides to sit ou the ^,'i-ound round an aut-lieap 
and for the bride or her fatlier to tpiesl ion t lie bridi'groim) as follows :— 

"Arc yon clever with (lie sunipilau: " {Jinlih wuiiiniqiit) 

" Can you fell trees eleverly ? " {Miin huiiij) 

" Are you a good cHiiiber r " (BiilUi niciitnujut j'ohoh) 

" Do you smoke ? " {Maknn rokokah) 

If these questions are answered in the affirmalivf, the bridegM>oni 
then gives a cigarette t.<:i the bride and bght.-; one himself; llu-ytlien 
run round the mound three times : if (In- man succeedn in latf-liing the 
woman the (;eremony is com^deted and tln^y are deilared unirried, but 
if the man fails to cati;h the woman In- tries airaiu another day. 

The more usual cusioui is that if th.' wnuiaii gives her consent 
nothing else is required, except marria^'i' srUK-ments. wliich consist 
of aaucepans. frj'ing-])an.'<. parangs, blion;_'s. inaiiik-manilv (beads) and 
sumpitans. The woman gives nothing. A man canniit iiave more 
Uian one wife, but the Orang Tanjong wcinm can have more than one 



biubaud ; one woman at BaoiJer KaDching formerlv liiul foar, I ntn 
inriirm(H3. Tlu-se woiiiL-n soek tlioir own liusbamla. Tin* Orung' 
Tanjong mis with Muluvs iiKin' lluiu iiuy «ther Sakni irilw liut their 
marriaf?c tiuatoms arp very diffeivni. Tlie Omnf; Biikit «inl Onutg 
IauI bare Oio samp marriip* nufttonm a^ the Malays, although they 
«ao very AiRerevt ceremonies. With repard to burial, tbrir custnim 
arc aliKi iuMJiiliiir. Wlit-u a dcutli ocnnirs in a huuse tliey erect a 
platform id front of it, whereon they place the body, K-aTinjc; it thvru 
for a day, and thi-n fitlicr burn nr dfKfrt Ihc house after burving tlio 
body. Preqneutly the whole selllemeiit is desertoil ou account of a 
death. BuriaU arc attended by the friends of the deoea8e<l, and 
blowing of pipes and sini^iug are the only cereinomea at iho funera], 
The body is not, as a ruh>, liuried inon> iTian two feut deep. 

(3) Haviu(5 made several enquiries I learn that the Sukain 
Tcry seldom murder each other. 1 have asked what ymniBbmeui 
a murderer would receive, ajid Ix^cn told tliat he would W fined, 
10 pnrantfs, 10 blion^, 10 sumpitanM, 10 saiuN-pans, and BUoh like. 
For aclultc-ry the man is fined as for a murder, but he ke«p9 the 
woman. Very frequently no tine is inflicted for ndult^^ry, but thft 
woman is simply taken over, 'file woman is not puuiHhwl. I am told 
there are no puni»iiiiient« for theft, whieh rarely uteurs ; if anyone takes 
aoytliing out of another peraoa'a house it is supposed to be bon^wixl, 
not stolen. If a man is continually doing wrong, tlie Butin Bends 
him ucunt" niilt-8 away irit4» the juoKle to live bv himiwlf. 

(4) Their games, which are not very numerous, are generally stylwl 
" Barvnta balei." and lousist of playing uifou flutes made of bamboos. 
BamliooH are aUo phu_vd on thi- lo|<8 of trees, and ftonnd in (he wind 
like wolian harps. On certain duvs of the year they brt'w fermented 
liquorK from jungle fruits, and Jriuk until they get intoxii-ate<1, this 
being a favourite amusement of theirs. But they are not, as a rule, 
inclined lo drink. 

(5) They are very superstitious. Wlieve in devils, and will not f;o 
out hunting on eertain days of tlie mouth. They have days for devil 
worship, and believe many noisee in the jungle to l«e made by devib. 
Tbey Save a charm mlled " chiiiduai." which i« extremely rare, and 
almost unobtainable. The charm is a while flower of three iftols, 
which is BUpiMjsed to be only procurable in almost, iuanvsisible pincra, 
such as Terr steep cliffs. It grows out of the rook and has no leaves 
or stem, but possesses a strong |)erfume. If placed io a house it is 
KUpjKiHed tu make all the inhabtlnntM ho enamoured of the owner Lluit 
he can do ;u)ythin<j: be likes with them. I am told Uiere is a hill in 
Dhi Malacca where a "chinduat" is suppofcjd to grow. The Sokaie 
are said to he able to climb these Btcop cl^s by the aid of devils. I 
hare never seen the " rhindnai." 

(Oj In the jungle the Bakais an; quite at home and do not mind 
sleej-ing out in the rain, either under a tree or among the branrhes. 
They have a wonderful inKtiurtive knowledge of tin* [n-eHenet; of 
uuimala, and can tell, when no one else could, of a bird or animal 
nii>ving at a great dijit;inff, Th-y aiv also suj-jiosi'd to In.> able 
to smell snakes. At KuaU Lcuiga'tr T know tbat Uio Onuiif Laut 



uscdUtbriDgnipasiiiiin.vns Irn "uU'rbakaii'* Cmanf^rovo acakcs) at a 

time, telling mc llint tlioy hoA n\\\^\\i tln'm nil tlml iiii>niin({. Mnalccyti, 
UnJs, li(^r«al».etc.,arcsoUl li_v tluimfor vtrv aimJlsums.andamoijkcy 
Ihnt wiiiild hriiifr SIO in Pingnpore fan >io boti),'ht from thtm for 
20 txu\M. The BakniH of Ulu Lnngat niiikc a good d^ of money by 
tdluif; animaU &u(l birds to Mulajn. 

(7) Tboy hunt with hlow-plpcs. iipears and knires; but some hare 
boaeht gnnfl, aud a ^'niir. umny ukl- Um-iu. ouc l>orTowing from 
another. Thpy seldom hf>|H' to pt't mtipt! than two dtvr a year cnch, 
but count on about 15 \nvfi- They have many mod«*B of trappinj,' 
game ; the favuorife way b<*inK to pliU't* rows of »lick« with fialm leavt* 
agaJnKt tJiiMii for a li-u^tb of ul<out 500 yards, then to drire the )fami> 
ajrainst this fence, and thv ro nhnot or 8[M;ar it. Tlit'y have many other 
•nares for birdi* and fitih which an* wtdl ku<iWD to Mahivs. 

(8) They trade principally in putta, ^mmn and ^hani wood, in 
ezchsAge for which tht-y ^t salt, tobacco, eloth, beiule), looking-glaBses, 
botelouta and riw. Their mode of trading i» very Himpld, and tioy 
noTer get the b**st of a bargain. 

(9) ITioir agricultural pumuita are as yet wiry prtniitivc ; tliey more 
about yearly from place to place, and plant padi. plantains and auf^ar- 
camj in a very poor way ; their main crop is the yam (ubi), on which 
they exist for months in the year. Thoir jawli crops are gonemlly 
poor. During the Beason they live on fruit. Tht-ir grandfathers 
planted many fniit trees, but noir the custom seems to hare been 
given up. 

(10) As I have already said, the Sakai habits are simple, they live 
nearly the same life nil the year round. Up at 5 a.m. and out in the 
inngfe, after eating some cold rice or a plantain, hunting or finding 
jungle produce until about 11 n,m., then returning for a meal. A 
couple of hours later and they go out n,rain tn inspect their jungle 
traps tuid fishiug stakes. t<o collect the birds or beasts which they shot 
with their bh>w-pipnH in the muniing ; they Reldoni use iheir blow-pipes 
in the afternoon. They are most energetic and never sleep in the 
middle of the tlay ; they go to twd early, and rise early. Their liousaa 
are always buUt on piles about 6ft. high. The Basiih Pangan 
(already nieutioued) dig holes in the ground. The Hudehs. are 
said to make huts on ti'^es. A Sakai will eat abuost auythiug, 

Tho Orang TinkJt are the shortest tribe, but are as it rule wt-ll 
made, their avenige hwight (mahw) in ahniil. -ift. lOin. They have 
round faces, matted black hair, soraetitnea curly, flat noses with large 
nostrils, generally good teeth, bright black beady eyes, and a retreating 
forehead. They tattoo tlieniselvea and put skewers through thoir 

The Orang Tanjong are slightly taller, and are more civilised. 
Thoy have more the Malay style of feature, but their liarr ia nearlv 
always curly. ThistriUivory freipiently intermarry with Malays, and 
mix with tfaeni more than the other tribes. 

The Orang Iriiut an- the tallest and IwRi-made race of the two; 
they do not associate so much with Malays, and are thu besl-luoking 
set; some of the women being especially pretty. They are very shy ; 



1 have fre<]ueDtly risited their kainpon^B aloDg the eea, and fa&Te 
noticed people from afar, but when I arrived not a soul waa risible ; 
my boatmen declared Ihej used to hide up trees, but I was never 
able to find them. 

I may conclude by eayinfjf that in the Ulu the Malaya always treat 
G. Campbell, April 9, 1887. 

the Sakais well.^J. 

Bnglisb. Onnfc Tanjonf . 






















Aut (smalt) 
.. (large) 































Sin ta 111 

Bang tang 


OnuiK Biikit. 
Re mien 
E^dor and 

















EnjctUh. Onuig Tanjong. 

Oranft Ditkit. 


















































' ChinAh 



Sengat and 
































Boy mftdi 

Chan niho 
















Grandfather Bekoph 
Grandchild Kemin tiri 
Shoulder GcrpAl 
Between "^ 

shoulder > Ecndri 

and elbow j 
Between "J 

elbow and S RanAng 

wrist } 

Wriat fikolek 

Palm of hand TapAh tub 





lit finger 

and „ 

3rd „ 








l?ole of foot 




Oruig Taujoiifi. Onuifc Bukit. 
Avah teh 
Teng triani; 
Ekulch jiik 
Taper juk 
Keafin juk 
Cecct luat 

KiiicIliIi- Oniiiic Ti(nj(>ii^. Oruiifc Bukit. 

Fi>roh(.'ad Liibful 

Throat Girgok 

Neok Lingtfh 

Cbiii NinkAh 

Tijfer Kflnk 

SquiiTi'l I'rob cliiiiial 

Branch Sohnk 
Swwt potato Giip 

l>}i.U Bith 

Hlioug Ji'k 

PaxjiDR Evoot 

liainlMKi L'>yfi 

Earth faub- IV'hyhoii 



IV. — Demon- Worship : the "Anciiak." 

OII>E by side witli the Muliamma'lan relij,'it)U, the Malay has 

i^ retained uiauy practices whiuli imddubtmlly iH'luiifj to prc- 

J""^ Muhammadau tiuicH. Sm-h is the " tyjiuu^' tiiw*'i' " (.•tu-oitiuny* 

^ practised at all Mahiy wedding's, ami such are thy (Icviccs iutciulwl 

to propitiate a Icgiou of evil spirits aud to tilitaiii favounible auswci's 

to a variety of prayers aud i>otitious. Of thost' devices the moat 

popular are (1) the " Lauehau(j." a siiiall raft or boat which is sent 

floating down the river at uijfhtfall aud which is credited as an efficu- 

cious method of exorcising' the demons who are tomn'utiiijjr a sick 

person ; and (2) the ■' Auchak " which is the subject of these remarka.t 

To give a general idea of the Anchak. I cannot do better than 
quote the explanation under that word in the new Malay Dictionary 
(Clifford and Swettenham), which runs as follows :^ 

" Anchak. a hanging ti-ay or platform ; a hanging uieat'Safe ; a 
small hanging tray or shelf in a Malay house on which articles of food 
are placed to prevent cats from eating them ; a tniy used in magit; 
ceremonies; a small frame of bamboo or wood Buspeuded from a trtr. 
on which perfumed woods, sirih, tobacco, betel-nut, etc., are i>laced 
as an offering to the spirits. Note : There are two kinds of Anchak, 
according to Malay medicine-men — i.e., Anchak bingkas, or Auchak 
]x.'r-bingkas, and Anchak pe-luuua. The Auchak per-bingkas are of 
two kinds. The most ordinary one is the frame found hung upon 
trees loaded with offerings (Jamu-an,) fnr the si)irits. Tlie second !s 
fastened to the end of a brancli, which is ])ulled down almost to the 
ground and held there while the mediciue-iuau goes tlirough his 
incantation or invocation, after which it is allowed to fly up, aud all 
the things placed on it are stuttered by this means, liingkas means 
to let go a lieut-down branch. The Auchak ]ie-linins is placed at the 
feet of a person suffering from illness while an incantation is repeated ; 
when this is done the evil is supposed to liave left tlie patient and 
entered into the Anchak. which is then thrown iuto the nearest river." 

Such is the account given by Messrs. Clifford and Swettenham, to 

' UU-nlly, Hour arplit-alioii. + ?*r«'ivm''Vi nf Ixjih bin *.■ liHiiy W-h hiUIiU io iliy Jliisfiim. 



wliidi I nnw propose to add some iBtoresting details connecU-d with 
the AiieJmk which olitaia at any rate in parts nt Solangor and Sunfpei 
Ujonff and which, I hare no doubt, cover a far wider ratios though, 
iinfurLunatt'ly, thiMv an.- nt* data a« yet from which coDcla^imH mn lie 
drawn. The Ant-hak in ihfse I'avTs is called thp '• trar of Conked and 
itaw " (anchak masak meatah) and consistrt of a lipht lattice or frame* 
work eon&tructed of hainlMO aud inoaHurin)^ (in the ease of oae wluub 
cajiie iotti my |>i>stii>siiiou) a1>out 2-rt. D-in. In l)ri>ai]lh by 2>ft. 9<in. 
iQ IcD^h. To construct it. nine thiu 8trii« of bamboo, about Lalf- 
au-inch in width (tailed " i»akan " — »>.. the wiKif). ar« laid iu parallel 
liiu.** upon the ^ound, ana crossed with twetvt* slightly Kmi^t sLripa 
(trailed latiKcn ur lou^^SHn^i.c, llti- warp) which an- wovvn iu and vut 
across them, the projecting ends Iving bound with a split stick or 
Kplit rutlan. Four rattan "ftuspendi*rs" of e<)ual length (tali peug- 
gantong) are larried up from ciu.-b i-omer n.-spectivoly and iiieut in a, 
point about IH inuht'H almvt? the wutM of the tray, .-uid at cat-h corner 
email wax candles or tapers arc fixed, to be lighted at the commence- 
ment of the ceremony. A while and a blaok fowl are th.'n killed. 
but only half of oat^^h fowl is cooked ; the remainder being left raw 
(whence the name givea to the tray). The fowls arc then cut up 
(ber-siuDg or i>c-siaug) into the smallest portions, a more toupf<fu 
(iisharalj of i.-ach kind nf Food 1>fing all that the Bpiritu are fiupi>ow?d 
to require. A little jfarclied rice (bcrtili) and half-cooked "piilut" 
rice (pulut jelantah*an) are then fetched, and the various offerings 
placed In seven sioall receptacles of tra<:litionarv pattern (limu«). 
These rveeptaeles are of five different |rtitterns (wlienee proljably the 
mime "liiiiaa"), and are made from strips of liaoona leaf. Konr of 
them reeemblc a sort of paper barge or boat, the ends being gathered 
up and fastened with a tiny bainlHio skewer so as roughly tu repntieut 
sails. Two of thes«? Ixjat*. 4iu, long, an_' larger than Ihe other two, and 
the three remaining receptacles are f unncl-shajjcd ; they are similarly 
miuiufactuTcd fruni strips of l>aiiiiiia leaf and skcwert*d with u iMimboa 
sktfwyr; they mv of (hrw- diffen^ut hizcs, and arc calh'J " kt-Tuueliot," 

A ccnsiT (anrhak bakar kemoyen) is next coustnieled as follows: 
A bamboo stick, about two feet long, is split up at one end for 
about six inches into some twenty slips; tiiL>iw cUpfl are then bent 
backward {i.e., outward) rqually. so ns to make a cone, whuso bone is 
al>out nine inches in diameter, at the end of the stitk ; they are fixed 
in thiH piiHition by means of a short circular slip of rattan which ia 
woven in and out all round the cune (peiijaliu anchak). The cone is 
then lined with bauana hiif. filled up with earth, and planted verticnUy 
in the ground beside the tray (aucliak masak mcntah), great care being 
taken to sec that it does not lean out of the ffcrpeudjcuLar. Livo 
orabers are* hud upon it, incense {komnyen) is fetcbf^l. and the cere- 
mony wuiuiem-cs by crumbling iueense on to the eml>cr8 iMjtwecu the 
Gngerand thumb.andrei-iiiug the "invocation of the Spirit of ineeaae." 
The reciter should fiu-e the we«l, but thu time of day at which the 
cerHninny is performed is immateriiil. uidess tlie object U- to drifc out 
sickness from other people or otherwit>e to "charm" thuiu, in which 
caaea the recognised hour is " after Dlobor." 



The Iturniu^ of mcoDsc in iho Iradilional manner is the mo^t 
important part of tin." nuilii-inc-nmn'o ritiiiU. Thi- invoualion wliirli 
I am iilKiiit III ijuoto is but rurelr known to tlu- nic<lirim>-tiiaii of these 
days. ali}ion^h ita iin]K>rULnc^- is ttucli that n-ithoiit tt uo sp^OI in 
emcaciouabut merely "riBoslik*-' eiiioliuwiiii'h itihiawnawaybythewiud." 

Cruuibli' a piueJi rif itikvitsfiiit4ithe1laiiie,ruiUre[>eat tltefolluwiog: — 
"Zabur> hiJAU nnnirunU Ktnnn;<^n, 
Ziibur' llsjant^ Dama-niA aba* 'kiia, 
Zafauri putch nanm-niaaaap 'kau, 
Daki roHul tallMh a*A.I 'kiiu ladi, 
Awi»* diknti tujnii IV-tsU llirnii. 
Amp'i (likiiit tiijoh PoIaIa Ijinijit, 
'Klin pimy-fni fieijiila riih yaiiii bakti yartK k'rahmat. 
■Lull auti* Allitli. yang iIiari tU ^ilnn^fi^iuiK * mala-hari, 
Yanjr iKT-uUntr l(;i-VH.'al»at Allnli, 
'Kiin |>em-ivn{^il auli* AUali, 
Yan^ iVuim ill Piiitu Iinwimgi I.n,n^t, 
Yang bur-olang ka-intaa ' Tutuh 
Dahnln Mcwirv, ptrtang dan pmn, 
Tahu m«)|i-hi»iup-k)i« rAstin^; yi^uff lu&ti, 
Taku lufmg-enilnnif huntpi y^'iii Inyit. 
Tahii men-iawat-kiui katA AUn.h 
Den^ao berkat In'iU&li Ka ilklluh 
UnliaDtft'l m«tt1 Inllali." 

Which Diay ho tKinslatcd TorbatiTii a« followii: — 
"Xnliur Hijait U thy luuno, O Inpcnw. 
ZaIjut lisL}Ang, tbo Qanio of tliy Motliur, 
/.ahiir Futoh. the nauif at thy Kmnki*. 
8cnW fro]ii thn KmIv of fJoit'n npttllo iiiafl* thoo. 
May thy amok^ (jx'mitrat^O Did Si-vitu FnhU vi llti' Knrth, 
May thy jrmfiltc (jn'npi mU-) the Scvon Knlda of Hwiven, 
AnJ 8iuiiui':>ii ull tbe soiUb of Ihu* miintx iu PiuiuliHt.' — 
The Houls of OimI's i>lfcl, dwcliini; in tJit- huhj of tho Eye of Day, 
Thone wbo cncirck* the nhrinc of Ood 
At mom and eve-, by ni^ht an<l djty. 
And call thit nicut of Gml 

Whu dwc-U at the Gate nf tbo Void of IIoaTen ; 
And Ihimo who wn-irch'd ihu White Dituiiond 
Bofono" Egj-pt wi\e. at mom anil *vi>, 
Wlii> know now ((• aiaku the ilvad UnuiL'h live. 
And 1h" withtTi'd hlnHS'ini uafold its petal*. 
And perform tho word of Uod, 
Bj the virtue of ' Tluyn is no Ood hot Ood,' etc" 

1. Ztttttir. Ptc. Thw i« ml t»'t » irui, hut a llnji iiiion->l« wIiii i% nt Ic'ani b vprv pbiii*iil)le 
PXpUnkltrin. Hui n>viiiiiii'l i>< llint tti^4> tlin'9 unini'* h'I^p-mtiI tfjrvo ii^iiic.i iirminiT iinlnim 
whirli wrfi- Mi'iiiU'd in tlx' U'hiU' T>iiiiii'^n(l wlii'-h priT'ilxl tUi' Bliu.<k ^tlow (•[ lbi< K^'kim •(. 
Mtvt-a. Till- ■Toil" wiw Iti^'ii i-all-'ri X-i'irr Ju/lm. unil ilin tlin-ociiltmr* vn-n.' irtw-n faklithct = 
iiijuil.ml (nkliini'i ii»"nihl niiil whili- [ntiiiiit— imli'hl.whriTtLnlhi'liliuki.lnnoi'. iiillvil" llnj'-r 
AH<nd"ll>ntii lt>im). Th>' Hlorv is Hint thu (ct'tu. whii'li imiiMsnilrrt in liiMmill p^iilh wIhiIi 
tlw woria boAviiH-n, h;l* nntciiinUy )'|r>uKlit flri*-n troni Varmiti-.p ].y Cnilirifl, nnii wiut Iib[ in 

J and rvfouud aftrr) thu Fluixl- On ■m-ijiini fit ils lixt- niiil ))i il)uiii(->* il yiai. (nn(iniuill,v I'xptKNl 
n 1}m> (tanffi^r of Iu'IukiIhI.t). untl nil lav <K-iik4loH wiu. M-'Ini hy Ilii' |wK>pIr r.[ AXiitn. whmi il 
rrllltiwi (Jf i'i nw™ atvnrri tn M>ii"» In iiriliT to ol'Vinti- 111 is ivmlinonl t«Til, Ci-"1 l-mli nWsT 
it< hnltuiDci-. i>m1 (Iiii> (ruiu tx.>iiuc tlx' " vhiU' (tiauR>ii<[." it diimuit- known lu tin? " bkA 
(Kmm." ftiuiVily 'I'lj'iKfi i-i H iiiiHlnki- fnr rifiimi?. thi- Jiivnniw wont tor " fvt\." t. Aiu In lui 
wtanin term at /An. •%. Aifi/i - iiij' infmimnt mvi- Tn>' "tat " nl wliii^h 1 mii iimhi* ii'itliiiiK. 
», .<irli — t.*-., It'iill, 3. ffri/uBCffony, lilfiwlly ctitkpit— i.^.. Ihit li»lo o( lijfht r.uii'iiindiiiK 
ih<> nin. ti. ii-iiiui?^ lllcnll? Ih^ iniii-ri lielitvttt the foUi» (iif ihf iikyi. 7. 7'hii WhlU* 
DmmoTi'l I*. >u|iKt. 4. Jfa(*>— t.c, BdTpt, an laU-n-ituiK allukion whicJi laktu tu back lo 
|irv>Uiitoric timra. 



Tltfl stuiiilanl (wiisfr (unch&li lial^ttr kemuyeD) in wsed aluoe ni ihe 
rice-sowing aiid rcnping, bat for i'ausiii(|: or "IriTJujf away sickiieu. etc. , 
the tray is also useii. la the foriutfr case a et**m of the tree called 
Sa-taiuluiu TuUlol; ix |tlitute(l, Ic'AV(.ti and all. on tin- luft iir south side 
<ir the a'litHir, and a vcitsi'l i^inU\uiiii^: iiuigir lluur (fiMKiiij; tawer) on tho 
uorth or i-ight sirle, the flour hiivinp lic<-'n |)i*oviouBly uprinkled about 
the spot. Fur tho spriuklia^, eiprays of Sa-t4Wer ami GaDda-nisa, and 
two " i»elcpah " of Daun Sa-pofis, are tiouud up with Bihu-ribu. This 
jtRMlucen a. sort of rou>;h aud n-'tidr liruah, which ih dipped into the 
ma^c flour, whatever adheres to it being sprinkled (di-rinjis) on the 
ffround round tho iHMifier. Tho reaaon pivcn for Lh^ selection of the 
Sa>tawer. QiindnniHa, Daun Sa-]x>1iK and Bibu-ribu, is that they are 
t-oevul with tho oxistouee of padi, and hence uro on no accouut to be 
omitted from the ceremony. At harvesl, the Anchak is planted ainong 
the [Midi, and the m-aresi' nve-atalkx arv bent down aim tied toother 
»lK»Te it, Inwuse is then burnt, the "invocation of the Spirit of 
IncenBc" and invocation of the padi spirit* are (or should be) recited, 
and tlie reaping then commences. 

A oomniuu invocation nina : — 

seven timcR rejH'ateil. 
pvcu.— W. S. 

Biaiiitl'-'' '"■ -•ttiiiiiij tut rail ill). 

Kii xi riak itliu 

Man-! I _ I-; kji-mmaJi nlni/* 

Fullur veraiuiis. liowuver. have alrpady tteen 

CO lUl 1:8 POXDENX'E. 


Ti> thA\ Editot of \}\t Stlangot Jonmat. 

Sir. — Please let me draw a.ttenUon to the rcry (treat inccmTenienct!! 
and dan^iT cuufte«! by the poaaaKe of the haiul-caritt briu^iu^ ijooila 
from the Oooda Station. I have to i»as8 over Market Street Bridge two 
or three times a day au<i nearly alivays havo either to liring my horse 
to a atandatUI or niu some rink from n haud-cari coniiui; suddenly out 
of the gates and wIii>L>Uii|r ri^hl arroKK Oiu mad on to Iht bridi^e. 
Soiuetimes there are three or fo\ir hun>l-cHi't.s on tho bridge at one 
time, and as there is no ouo to took after them or arren^ the traffic 
properly, there is constant confintion and not n little danger, 

lite exit from the (li'odn Slutiou i-ould not ponsilily tw plaviHl in a 
wortk: position, with a bridge just ulK>ve it and another road running 
into the narrow street just opposite.- the ijate». Therw is a constant 
<smgi*8liou of Inillic at this r>oillt which is rapidly gettintj; worw. 
Cannot the road bt> widened liere or the t*xit be placed somewhere 
else? — I aw. etc., Nervoch. 

No. 16.— Vol. lll.~19tb April, 1893. 


PAIETY was not the (.Ustinguiiihiiiji featiiri- of Kuala. Lunipur 
duriDj^ the Gtister Holidays, althou^'h a slight attempt iu tliat 
direction waB mode iu the Selan^or Clul) on Good Friday 
morniug in order to welcome a new comer. The erii-ket match arranged 
for Easier Monday, with tiffin at the Chih, proved indeed a scratch 
affair, and Mr. Dougal, in a humorous speech after tiffin, referred to 
those who had kindly put down their names to play, but very unkindlv 
stayed away. The footl>alI match for the same evening. Freemasons 
r. The World, was not a wliit more sueoessful. We had, however, as 
visitors during the holidays, Mr. A, Keyser and Mr. J. Ganloer, from 
Jelebu, Mr. T. H. Hill, from Sungei Ujong. and Messrs. A. S. Murrav 
and Q. Paterson, from Singapore. 

Mb. J. P. RoDOEB, the Acting Resident, loft for Singa|>ore on 
Thursday week I>y the Emtier'tlda, calling at Port Dickson for the 
Hon. Marlin Lister, Resident, Sungei Ujong, to take part in a con- 
ference of Native States' Residents called together by H.E. the 
Governor. Dr. and Mrs. Travers, Mr. Douglas, and, on the return 
from Port Dickson. Miss Layard, were iMissengurs. Miss Layard. 
whose talents as a water-colour paintt*r are widely known, is on a visit 
to the Malay Peninsula from Ceylon, and is staying with Mrs. Travers. 

OcE readers will be glad to hear that from latest advices, dated 
Scotland, 3rd March, Dr. Welch was in excellent health and, the 
weather having bn)keii, l(.K>king forward to a jileasaut vacation. 

Mk. W. L. Ramsay arrived here last week to replace Mr. W. Carle 
as Sub-Agent of the Chartered Bank, Kuala Lumpnr. Mr. Carle, who 
was entertained at dinner last Tuesday night by Messrs. Tambusamy 
Pillai, Lt)k Tew and Taniby AMullah, left for Singapore on the 17tli 
mat., taking with him a host of good wishes for his future welfare. 

Mb. William Btbby's friends in Selangor wilt symi'atliise with 
bin in the sad loss he has sustaiued iu the death of Mrs. Bibbv, who 


died very nucMeiily <m Sunday last in Singapore. There aw manT iu 
the State who Lavo j'leasaut rec-ollecliona of Mrs. Bibby's kluduess as 
a ho8te&a. durini;; her stay at Kaub last year, and wlio had been 
looking forward to her early ruturu. The funeral took place on 
Monday, and Mr. Bibby was ou hia way down to Klati^, wiili the 
residt of tlm taat cTUBhing, to catcU the Sappho on Tuesday, when 
the newB retu-hed him. 

The Football Match, " Rugby TJnion," Planters t-. Selangor. 
anuouucfd iu our last issue for the 10th ioBt. did not coiui; off. 

We hear tliat the 5th FiisiUers will send a cricket team up to 
Kuala Lumpur od the l'2th May and play ou the I3th aud 14th. The 
proposed ammgements ore a bilhard uiati'h at the Ijake Club oc the 
Monday night and a Siuokiug Cuucert at the Selau^or Club on the 
Tuesday. There will be a cricket match on, each Saturday prior to tfao 
eve-ut, and practice during the week. The ground will need a lot of 
care and attention to get it iu proper order. 

OsEAT things were expected from the Selangor Himt Cltib during 
the holidays, but, as in other forms of sport during the present 
Easter, the expo^'tations were not realisod. On the Friday morning 
the meet vm at Stiogei Beai, where a plandok waa bagged; acvenil 
arranged to go to Klaiig for sni|)e on the Saturday tiiorning, but only 
one member put in an api>eanmco, and he didn't l>riog awuy a heavy 
bag; the following morning the meet wa» at Amjiaug, two menders 
only, where a fine tftag waa put up, but got away. Ou the Monday 
nioruiug the dogs were " resting." 

Trr gang that a short lime back made so successful a aeries of 
raids on Bafes are, apjtaruntly, again about. Ou Sunday last an 
entry vsui alTeeted into the Selangor Club, but an alarm Iteing rnifled 
nothing of much value was removed. On last WednesJuy uight the 
Chief Surveyor's Office was broken into, and although the 8sfe, a 
rather large one, was conveniently placed near a window whence it 
could be toppled over ou to the ground, the thiuvt^n didn't manage to 
effect tliis, aud had to a>utent themaelves with the office clock. 

Am appeal, on behalf of two Chinese children, crippled for life by 
the explosion of a rocket on 20tb Jauuary last, is being made to the 
European community of Kuala Luiupur, and circuhtm detaihng the 
inddeutM of the accident and soliciting subscriptions are j>o»ted iu 
the Schingor Club, the I^ke Club aud the Masonic Hall; au^ 



SecTvtariei of t}iesL> iniititutiunH vill recuiro pavmoui of minis entered 
on the m{M?ctive lists. T)iv niovenieni lias LLu saDottun of the Ac-tio); 
British Ke«ident. who has appoiuled Mr. F. Fox, the Acting Cliiuesp 
Setrt-ury, aud Towkay Yap Kwan Scu^. lUe CaptJtia China, as Tnis- 
tees pn tern for any inotiKys collewted. It is not uof«t8a.rv Ut remind 
our local roadere, tJiul wW-ii funds an? riN[uin-(l ff>p a clmrch, a school, 
a club nr publii- sport* ihi- sums suliK<_-ril«ed Ity mciubt-r* of the 
Chinese commimity are for from inconsid^mhle. 

Mtt- AND Maa. J. H. NirxR gare two eveniai;*' entcrtainiuent at. 
th<L' t^flnti^or Chil) un the 8th and !)th iiiMtAiit. Following so ch>0ulv 
OS they did ou the Chicago Touriu|{ Couif'O.uy. the " houses" trore not 
quite so good as the propranimes put before the audienMB deservod. 
On the Monday uight both Mr. 6ourn<; luid I>r. Hertz TtTV kindly 
tLBsisted by HDgiu^, and durini; the two cvcuint^^ Mr. and Mrs. Niinn 
appearv'd in The fiettie, Bariietjn hitek. Fur JifHtr or Wor«e, A MorHiny 
Call, the murder scene from Machtth, the closet si^eue fmm Ilamlft 
and the lore scene from the UimcUhack. The " stage" at the Solaufi»«r 
Club 18 a Tory aboiilciuj* affair, and the perEormurs wun^ terribly hautli> 
capped. espev:ially in tht'ir w;leotti>iis fiiuii Iht? " legiLimate ; " nu cnJea- 
Ynur to work in "husiaess" of any surt being vory trying. In the 
lighter pieces — the scene from the Hunehbact:, and especially in A 
iforniny Gall — the appreciation of the audience was much ra<^re marked, 
than that called forth by the scfiies fruin Shakt-'sjRiire, althtMigh Mr. 
Nunn as an elocutionist ranks higher ihiin auyone who has yet visited 
ua. This was iu a great rnea«ure, if not vrhully, owing to the unsulis* 
fftctory, or ralhtr entire want of, "letting" for the pietva; a disad- 
Tnntagv which is not likely to be ororcomc for many a day yet. as 
the chief factor in remedying it would I'l- a properly constructed play- 
house, and there are one or two buildings, nutably on hotel, urgently 
waDled before we can think of building a theatre. 

WiTBiN a short space we shall hare tho electric light in Kitala 
Lumpur — that is. \a the goods yai-d and passenger station of the 
Railway; Howarth, Erskine, Limited, hav« the f.niitract, and by tha 
Uat Sappho Mr. G. E. V. Thomas, Electrical Engineer, arrived to 
BuperviiM.' the wivrk. The passenger station has recently been im- 
proved by having the platform on each side laid with patent Indian 
stone, there have In'^n several addition^ to tliH station, and tlie whole 
of the buildings hare been repainted. IE any proof were needed of 
the rate at wluch we are progressing, this station alone could furnish 
it. When, in Novenil«r, 1H92. it was o|H?ned for traffic there wero 
nut wanting those who puiuted to what liiey considered the folly of 



buitdiog 80 lar^ ft station Tor ao Kinall a towa! and opined that it 
irould be manv a jear before it« capiu-itj would he fuUj lest«d. Yet 
vh&l do we Bce ? I'latforma beiiif{ extended, extra buildings heixxg 
put wp, and the evident necessity for '■ more room," And so it is and' 
irili he elwwht're. LmiIc at the new (ii>reninient Oflicee now in courae' 
of erection. Uaiiy of tis are apt to think when gazinif at tb^ loo^ 
frontage facing the Parade Gtround, that the building when fininhed 
will lake a tot to fill it, Bat we wouder how long it will be after the 
offices are all in ocL'iipation, before it is found uecessarj' — owing to the 
griiwth of aimie branch of the Sorriee, or lo order tu make room for a 
Departmeut of Woods and Forests or one for Agriculture — to board 
in a part of this verandah or make an extra room on tliat knding? 
And so may it continue — save and ex<x>pt in the casi' of that building 
enclosed within four wiiIU ou the I'udoh Boad. the new Gaol ; we have 
no deaire to see the necesiitj arise for enlarging that institution. 

SoMK ten months liark, maiiy of *»nr readere may rcnifiiilH>r, (he 
Bawthomdeu Estate received a verj- iinweli'diu*; visit fr«jfn k tiger, 
who Bcriounly mauled a couple of bullixikfi ; kler.uu a cow and then 
two calves were taken from the <-atlIe tihed attHohed to the Lincoln 
Estate. Quite reeently, at short iutervah, Batrhee, who has some 
cattle in the neighbourhood, has lost three calves, and on laat Monday 
morning Mr. T<jynbee iniiiHed a fioe young steer from the LioL-otii 
Estate shed. Ho at ouoe sent for that " well-known and faithful 
Hervant " of Captain Syers, Old Yft<;ub, who ii(»w eujoys a Ouremment 
pension {lucky fellow ! ) and de>t|)atehed him in ik-an'h uf (he misKing 
animal, the mauled remains of which he soon discoveroJ iu ihe jitngle. 
A messenger wur sent in to Dr. Travors and a supply of poisuu 
oblAiued and the carcass of the steer well impregnated. On Tnesday 
morning a party proceeded to the s])ot. but Found the careass had been 
reiiiovt-d to abtiut .^O yards further on ; the track of the tiger was 
fyllowed and Ihe next object eurountered was Ihe ImmIt of a young 
bla^k hrifer, whteh eveutually pruved to have been taken fn>m Bateheo's 
herd. From this point the trace gave out. and the purty tried liack. 
Boon, however. Yacub's wrll-tmincd eye discovered the trail, and aft*>r 
following this for about 80 yards. Mr. Stripes was found, stretched 
out as dead as a door-nail. lie was apparently young and in good 
eondititm, measure 8ft. Sin. from iio«e to tip of tail, and slui-.d 3ft. 
high. One of his long tusks was missing and the ankle of bis right 
hind leg had bet-n liadty damaged, if not broken. Kei>dleaa to saT* 
Mr. Toynl-ee and hiK neighlwurs hope that this was tiie gentleman 
they had be«Q on the look-out for for so long. He may shortly be 
seen in the Selangor Muaeura. 



The Kiialn Luinpur Sftnitarv B^'uinl are av«nu> to tlio fomuitioa 
of a locnl )>raQL-b uf tlit- S.P.C.A.. tht^y " UepreiAte tlie icRtitution of 
an irrL'H]K)usil>]i> sodctv fur vikrious n>aui)UH, auil fHiini out llial Uid 
renwNjy ior tht* vvils rotnplaiDefi of Ul'S in strenKthcniug the hand* of 
tilt* BuarrJ bv iuutva^ug Llio uuiuIkt of irisjitMrtorH mid jHrtiim, bv K'^iiiS 
power to compel tbe production, for inifpeclioD, from time to time till 
curud. uf ponies Those owners have bv^n convicted of ill-tising them, 
Kod b.T th** apiK)intmeut of a veteriuar.v surgeou.'* 

From tjie 1st May, IS^i, uud unti] further notice, the Singapore 
morVft price f'f cleaned tviffee (lesR one dollar u. pikulj ou the last day 
of the nionlli will, during the eueuing month. I>e taken as the value of 
conii^mcnts for tbe levring of export duty. Dutj on parchment 
cofiee will be caloulated ou three-fourths of the Kroitt weight. 

Rri.KH lire published in the laHt. QavHt relatingr to licensed rail- 
way portvr*' chargea : at Kuala Lumpur, three cents each package 
wilhin one mde of the Btation, 10 c<;nt8 within two miles ; at Klaji|f, 
three and 10, respectively. "Package "is not defined a« to iiize or 
weight. Clottk Room charges are, articles under fire eatti&s three 
eentfl first 24 hoitrH and two eeut« a day after ; above five c»ttie«, 
five cent* and three centa, respectively. 

Tbb regular monthly meeting of the Committee of the Selangor 
Hiim-um waa hi-ld ou Wt-dneaday. the lOtli iusl.. Mr. A. S. Baxondale 
(Chairman). Mr. Von Dtmop (Hon. Secretary), Captain Syyrs. and 
Memrs. A. B. Yeaning, C. £. F. Sandensuu and Kussell, being present. 
Among other bustn^ss, the question of a more suitable building in a 
more central position was discussed. The following additions wore 
ackuowledgf-d : — 

Captaiu Syers ,., ... 

Mr. Hatchell 

Hr. Spinka 

Mr. MacGregor 

Mr. D'Anty Irvine 
Mr. Lazarus 
Mr. De Souxa 

Visitors during March 


Gavial (buaia juliug). 

An ant-eater. 

A tiger skin. 

A stag-horn beetle. 

Two Ixfetles. 

Specimen of camphor wood. 

A spider. 





The ivgular mouthl)- uieellug of the- Committtx! of the Selangor 
Club wAH held uii tlx.' 11th iiuttaut. Mr. Derringtou (Ciminuan), 


Mr. Bligli {St'orelavj), ami MfSMrs. Frem-li, Paxou, Sanderson Atu 
KuBHfll Viii||j present. Tin* follnwin^ ^■nlU'in*>u w<jrei'lectpil nit'iiilH^rii 
of the Club: Messrs. (Jr. Bridt,'v8. R.'C. Edmonds and W. E. Lott. 
The Se*.retary laid lii» half-ywirly statement before tLe ComniitU*. 
aiid it vfas rfat>lT«'d that the half-yearW jjeiieml luectinj; ehniild take 
place in the Keadiiig Room of the Ciub on .Siitnrday, the 27th iDslant.. 
At (>.30 p.m., to di8)>r)Ne of ihe following' a^'timla : 1. — To read and 
if approved eoafirni the uiinuleti of the last Qenerul Meeting. 2. — To 
receive the Committee's rerwrt for the last wix monthn- iJ. — To [>aii9 
tbe aceouQts. 4.— Propofted addition to Rule XXXIV.: (After the 
Srd paragraph insert the following parat;niph.) " Whenever (t 
l)eeoine8 ueccBsarjif to ivfuse the ]irivilei;e»of the Club to nny meiobcr 
under this Rule, witliin six months after the date of such member** 
vleetion hh r rt'iiideut laeinWr or of bis admiitsion as a viaitiu^^ 
member, his proposer and Beivmder ehiiU i/ww facto be*.'onie reapou- 
aible for the payment of such defrtulter'sUliib acanuit. and shall, when 
their addtvHwa are knuwu, l>e forthwith informed by the Secretary 
of their responsibility." 5. — To elevt live Mcmljent of Committee (or 
the ennviiniif six montba. 6. — General bitttincM. 

Mr. A. T. D. Berrinj;ion. Vioe President of the Club. ha« iasued, 
on U'half uf the Ci)nimitli'e, the I'ollowiiif; miMirt: — " Gentlemen, — -In 
layini; l»efore yovi the usual half-y-'arlv' (ttateuienls of aoeoiuit^. vour 
Committee are able to rei'orl. that the lust six mouths' workin^f Bhews 
a fuirly Balisfttetury resnll. The wnrUiiif,' a«><?(tunt shews uu exeess of 
retiHpta over expenditure of ?035: M79 haa been written off for 
depreciation, and ?I47 for bad debts. U-aviuK a net profit of $309. 
In lliiB acctumt the fiuvrrniuenl enulributimi of 82&0 for the whole 
year has been itieluded, A good deal has been done by t\w Seen.'lary 
to rttlu(« the oulstaudinp aecounta due by members, and the money 
tlius eolleiHed Uius been employed to rcduee our liabilities to gener&I 
ere'iitors bv a ruiu of $1,370', lea%-int{ 91,55^1 still due by tlie Ctub 
under that liead— a great improvement on the S5,821 which we owed 
(exeltusive, of course, of deWntures) on Ist October. ]8f>2. Our total 
assetfi, after couHialtu'tly writing dawn the value of the building and 
furniture to cover depreoation, exeeed the total liabiHtieB, lielicnture 
debt included, by 5.1,4^6. The Committee have every nanou to be 
satiKhed with the engagement of tlieir Secretary', who has now beld tho 
offii'c for nearly ii year, mid liax tiiine his work well aud eonseii-utiously. 
T>unug the fmst six months, I'J membcnt liave either resigned or 
othc-rwi^ ceased to Ijelong to the Club, and 24 eandtd&ten havo hoen 
eli>et<-d, leaving the roll of nienil)er8 at 192 against 174 at the dat« of 
the last report. The Committee wish to express their thanks for the 
.iRhiHinuee given to them by the luemlM-rs of the various Hub-Coni- 
miltws. and to tho gentlemen (MesKn*, W. E. Venning, W. Carle 
and H. S. l>ay) who have kindly given llioir serTicen as Auditor*.** 

A Meetiso of gentlemen intere-sted in the new "Turf Club** 
wa» held OD the tUh instant. Captain Syers wa* voted to the cbair, 
and :uuong8t other bu&iuefut the following Committee was elected :— 
Messrs. Berrington, G. Cumming, Day, A. C. Hur[icr, Walab, and Oapt. 



SjevB aori Dr. Travi^rs. Mr. Day awi'|)ti(Hl (Ik* p(nit of Hon. Scfrclarv 
to tfao Committoe. From the remarlcti of tti(< CUairmaa tbon; ia tittle 
doul't, hut tliat L)i<! Ufw cx>iirse, st&uil aud iita)ili>f( will Ih; ilU tliat (.-mild 
be dwiiri'd. Tbc wurw can W nmd<^ om- «f the prettk-nt in the 
Sirait!). It wua decided ibot debentures l>e raised to corer the exi>en8e8 
of tht! buiUiiuKit. Ptc. To Towlia? Ixik Vew the thanks of the niom- 
Ut8 are duo for tin.' j,i'Di'nnw miinuL-r iu which hv ha« uil-L the rL'pn'. 
SL-nltttivea of thr Club with rofi?rciW'>> t*i thr ^nnind. From what we 
lieur thfrc will Ik' uo difli<'ull.v in niiein^' x\i tin* funds ri><(uirc4l and 
ibe Coniniittit; cx|)(.-L-i l^i hold a itici- Jiifv-lin^ in the latlt^r jiorl of this 
rear. Tkirty-four ^untltimvu uttvuded tbc uiix-tiu);. 



TF aujrbodv bad told Mr. Lawdur two }eai"* ajjo that the Kajanu 
ItviTwition Club would [ilay the St'Iani:*>r Fin- IbiKad*' Fnotlfflll 
j 'iVain on the Club j^round he woiihl iirobablj buvo cousidfred bin 
■^ informant a tritle crazv. Vet suc-b a state o£ things has actuall}^ 
come t4i [10x8. Ulii r^n^it, whifb fur vi'aris ]himI Iiun hiltoiirKi] uud<ir 
the charai'lcr of being a dcad-amUalive sort of I'lact-, lioth soriiilly 
and offioiallv, is now at lant blossoming out. Tlirt'c Knroiioan 
pUntpra (all Scotch), St© Government ollim!« {ono Scotch, oof Irish, 
onoNewZeahindor and twoKiipIisb). nTid Iwm Indies (one elill in short 
froclcB) form quite a little colonv in " the land of the lonely L<awdcr>" 
A omall one-roomed biiildiiiL; tms been eTilai'i^ed, i>uiiited and re- 
atapi-d uud now rejolceH in l.he nntni- of " Tlie Rwreatinu Oliib." and 
faces a medium- sined it somewhat rou^h footlxill and tennis (froimd, 
Football. fi>Btered by Mr. Aldworlh and now uiiptaiued by Mr. IJrid^'ea. 
baa ijuite "wiu;;lit on" with (ho tdorks, [ntlict!, »^t^'., and [>rat;l.iee takes 
j)Iace regularly twice a we.:k. Tennis in not mut-h played yet, owinj* 
to want of rackets. The committee of the club nave aliio entered 
into oe^tiatiotis ancut tlio pnri'hnKe of a second-hand billiard table, 
and $155 for that puriioKe iiH!« abfady bet-n NiibsrrilMvl aciiout^st, ilie 
Europeans interested in the disinot. Saturday, the Gth instant, 
witnessed the fir«t fimlball mateh plaved by tho Kajan^; Ueireafiou 
Club ou their own Krouml. and thr s»-'coiul match tht-y bad playod 
since the recently formed U^am felt itself prepared to do battle with 
an outside foe. In tbe tirst match Kiijanf^^ suffered at the bands of 
the Fire Brigade, their team was raw and untrained and of course got 
beiiteu. This empha>iised the netxTusiiy of more tiiiinin^ and more 
practice. On Saturday the Brij^e eame out to Kajan^ with a medium 
team fur the return mati.-h, and tlie result vra& three t^oals all. Had it 
Dot been for the net of a Kftjanu player (Cbiuese). who nnfortiinately 
kicked the bull betwe<>u his own goal posts, Kajaut; would probably 
have won. 

In an oiil-stalion where ftiotball is .■'tilt a new institution, it is juxt 
as well tliut tlie brigade did uot briuj; out their strougest team ; m it 



WU8, the Brigtbdc <ii'l iif>t f(.vl [iurt.au<l llic hnine Ifiini felt hair (trtnid 
that it waa n draw pu'J Imlf savii^re {but tliev bad not wou oiilrt^bit 
TliP honm tfiim KiifTi-riMl fntiii a want orf^nioiitiim mi uat ]ilayiu(; U 
well lorfi'lhcr as tliuy iiiif^bt bave doiif, Dalfilisb. in bin well-known 
Ku((bv fMmi. waa once on the point of Ik-iu^ niurdctvU in a Bcrimtnago 
on the K^ral line. 

Kajang kicked off at at«rtinK. and almost immediately took thv 
ball diiwii ibf lifli] imi] tbnuiffh tbeir ()|i]>unent'H gnaJ, a i:laiin for 
off-side lieirit; disnIloTrod. Tiiis jmt the honn; tt-aiii in ^ood spiritH 
and itn'y piared uj- pliickik and well, onJ nctwitbutanJinn Ibo 
determined efforts of the Brij^de to m-orpaud (beir Ciiptaiu's exhorta- 
tion l<i tbem in "null t(iK«--ther" they failed to eqiuUine until tloae 
upon hnlMinif. when thi,- score stood one all. 

On reKUintn;; play Kajang (quickly put on another \^caX and the 
battle hetame fiercer than ever, the ball, however, being almost qm 
frequently iu touch as iu play, owiu(( to the Hiiiilwl |in>poi-tioU8 uf 
the ^Tfiund, Aiuilher ^<\vl\ wiih wored on eit.her hand, making iho 
total Kajaug 3. Bri|,'ade 2. Willi only a few minutes left, this 
looked like a defeat for the visitors ; hut they c«.>Ilefted all their 
ener;;iefi and inakiu)^ a delerminetl etTorl forced the liall through, the 
leather Koing iu off one of the Kajiui;; men. and ike ^tne ended even, 
at) before stated. The IJri^rade played one man short thnuif{hout, Imt 
the teuiiis wen* well nialehed as the result provfd. 

Kajahg — (rtui/. D&]^lish : Bnckn, Draman and Bridges; Haff-burkt, 
Seow Heuj; Trt-on^-. Tate Luke and Syed; ForH\trd*, R. C. M. 
Kindemley. Marshall. Lindsay. Cooke :u»d C'Urke. 

FlHK BnniADB— /V'(wr/, Itidwi-ll ; ftnrkit, Bellamy and Phillips! 
Half'-I'it'kt : '.'barter. F. H. liolt and Buchanan; ^VrM«irf*. J. Browu- 
W.'D. Seoll. Omnwood and W. K. Fnitt. 

Mr. J. U. M. RoUiuu was Referee. 

After dinner the visitors enjoyed lliu kind liospStaiity of Mrs. 
Tandaay, who iiroved a (genial hosli'ss when the icpiests uaseinliled at 
her house for a muBical evening. Mrs. Bi'lUttny. who hud driven over 
for the occaxion. also graced the proeeedings. Several famj^s wen- 
f^vea, and a very pleasant time tcuh eiit Hbv>rl. by the neivanitr of 
returning to Knala Lumpur, a start homeward being made at al>out 
1 1 o'clock. 


TtlE followiuff slaiistiea with regard to the rainfall in Selnugor 
will. 1 belii.'ve, be of interest and jxrhaps of aouie practical «m to 
mauagers of estates and others intereKtiil iu plant nig iuBclanuor. 
Table I, gives the miufall registered in three distrieta now 
opened for [ilnnting purposes, the monthly fall, total amount of rain 
falling dttring the year, monthly avem^^e and mean annual temperature. 
This table refers only to the year iHiH, 

Table II. (supplement) is a chart shewing the monthly average of 
nunfall regislvrcd in the Knala Lumpur District for the last l^yeant. 

SuppUmmt to SeU 




\ January t 

m ' ^ 






i i 1 

\ ■ 


1 ' 









This is, I consider, a very Taluable roconl, inasmucli as it point* to 
a distinct rainj acoaon at the cud of the yoar with a ooinparatively 
dij period during the months of Juuu and July. The difference is 
Tery great between these two seasons, tnon- than nine inches falling 
during the months of Ootober, Novoml>er and December agaJDst less 
than four inches during June and July. 

All these readings of rainfall are taken at Govpmment hospitals, 
and I regret to say that although five gauges have been lent to various 
estates on condition that returns of rainfall should l>e sent to Govern- 
ment, only one has complied with this (-oudition with auy regularity. 

This is much to be regretted, as returns from estates are for several 
reasons more valuable than returns from Qoverunient 'hospitals. The 
hospitals are, as a rule, some way from the eatates, and as the outline 
of the country and position of hills has much to do with the rainfall 
in Selangor it is quite possible that returns correi^t for a town may be 
very misleading when taken t« indicate the probable rainfall on au 
estate among hills some six or seven miles away. 

I hope in future that careful returns may be kept on some 
centrally placed estate in each district. 

It is inten'sting to note that the rapid way in which the Kuala Lum- 
pur District has been opened up during the last 16y(>arB has had little 
effect on the rainfall. During the eight vears 1879-1886 the average 
fall was J»3.43in., while between 1887 and 1894 it was 94.52 in.— 
E. A. O. Tbavers. 

Table I. 

Monthly Stiin/aU Begietered in three Diffrictn o/ Sehingor 

diirtny the year 189i. 


TTht Si'lRiigor. 

Kuala Iiiimpur. 
8.02 iD. 



7.43 in. 

4.88 in. 

February ... 

1.79 „ 

6.65 ,. 

6.04 „ 


9.93 „ 

t;.94 „ 

4.58 „ 



14.11 „ 

14.25 „ 

7.97 „ 

7.44 ,. 

4.07 „ 

3.17 ,. 


12.01 .. 

8.56 ., 

6.04 .. 


7.26 ., 

5.61 „ 

7.65 „ 

August ... 

8.26 „ 

4.67 ,. 

2.89 „ 


10.81 „ 

6.30 „ 

6.37 „ 

October ... 

11.20 „ 

10.45 „ 

10.72 „ 


9.40 „ 

12.90 ,. 

11.05 „ 


14.30 „ 

6.90 „ 

8.73 ., 

Total rainfall 

113.94 in. 

94.32 in. 

80.09 iu. 

Average monthly rainfall 

9.41 in. 

7.86 in. 

G.Q7 iu. 

Mean Temperature 

78.7° Tab. 

75.6'= Fah. 

73.6° Fah. 




TES— there were the tracks, plain as jwasible, and we were in 
luot: at last. 
Aft^r a wearj tramp iii ecaR-h of a rliiao, wlio liad <lu<-ani{>e(l at or 
Ijefure our runiiu|{, aiul a nitfbt at aiirlmr in tiie Kiiid off J<-raiii, 
wo were on our wav along the Klanj; Road to ICapar, which wa» to 1»c 
our head-quarters till we tould find these el^phauts. Thev were con- 
sidfrate tuouffb, howcTer, to litL-mllv "lut-L't iia half wav," and hero 
wo were, irtooping eagerly OTer their tra<.'ks cf tin* ui>*ht l^'fore, some 
five niilos from Jeram. It waa a small b<'rd of si^ven or ci>;ht. appa- 
rently, with two or three full-prown animals, that had fe<I out at nipht 
OTer tite old clearing; so having cliniiied a liaro and lofty tri'e^hy 
proxy — and seen that they had gone back to the heavy seaside jungle, 
we held a CfJiniril ni war, and decided at all haxardij to remain where 
wo were till the morning. 

This was easily done, bat it was not enjoyablu — a JaTanew; road- 
makers' but was inRi>cctod, and ourstih'ea and party promptly billeted 
there for the night. It was not an attratrtive abode, and iironiiaed 
litllt! in the way cf creature fouifortti, Ihungh our estiumle 
in thJH respect turned out a joke to the reality. A wet and 
Btinkinir swamp, of which the hut tloor was not the least wet and 
Ktiukiug portion, harlKiured myriads of mosqnit'Ocs and other ttava^ 
tniHK'ts, againxt whi<;h the UHtial 1>iirrieni wen* of little avail, aiid 
whQS<< lai-'k of e<»mbiued effurt ak>no saved us from eviction — iu8«ct«. 
and C'hinanieu also, in the Penin^nhi. having etLll something to learn 
from the ma.SM'3 who spend tlierr weekly holiday under tlie " Union is 
Strength " banner on a Sunday afternoon in Hyde Park, However. 
all things hare an end, and thi» p-trlicular night finished for uu at 
about -+ am. and fmuid us at dav\"u some way down the road and very 
much on the look out for any signs of the business in hand. 

Nor had we long to w&it: tliree miles or so and they had actually 
cri>BBed the trmrk where wo now stood — a few hours before, perhaps; 
bnt the wet mud on the grass and " drummled " sUite uf liie watiT 
were uumistakeable and decided us to *' up and at 'em " immediat«ly. 

Off we alarti'd in stnglii file ; S and luvsflf. two pvdieemeu in 

nmftt, though not mueh <.if it. and a loeal Malay genlleniiMi of poKition. 
who bad undertaken to bring utt out of the jungle again when all 
wa» over, and wa« Wautifully dressed in a black coat and Irouscrs. 
of the latter nf which br-the-by, nil but a few trilling but imjKirtfint 
portions are in the jnugle to this day. 

Two or three hundred yards and we were in the big jungle, wbei-e 
the sudden ruHh of some animal made us fear that we hail bungled 
the thing already, and that the elephants had stampeded ; however, 
tliere was no breaking of tree*, and probubly only a pig was respon- 
sible for tbiM faW alarm. Carrying our heavy rifles, and doing our 
own Irncking, we now commenced a lung and arduous Iramp through 
dense and dark jungle, first grass and cane and fallen timWr, and 
theu.aa we ur-ared the sea, muugrove swamp filled with every* obstaele 
that mud holes :uid pnijecting roots, all itigeuiuusly maekt<<l, eould 
devise. Two or three miles of this •.'•xeretse. and the Bi(;us of recent 



ooeupfttion, wfU known to the elephant hiintor, liocame coastantlv 
fresbiT ami mort* reassuriD^, A cow tnimpfts. i^alliii^; tn her calf^ 
about 200 yards uwar it soiwitls. A littlo further (lud the crackle 
of tho leaves auJ hnuK'lics ijuiUi ilruwun the IJttle noit>e that we. 
liowevtT carvful, caiiiiut htlp making. Aud thi.'ii wt- kl-c thi* trwa 
swaying. au<l branches auU canes jjuUed down aud soattertd ahout, as 
these most extravagant and destructive aniiuals feed. El(-{'liaut8 
Ifrtak aud l*?ar away cvervihiug iudiacriiuiuultdy, but only really eat a 
mouthful e^cry now and then. Two of them are now iii sijrht— one 
is a really bi^' one; but alaa! no tusks: but if there had been we 
fihould have seen the lell-talc sif^^us of Ihem upon the trees on our 
loQg track, and have alrvady |{iviMi tin all hoj<^ of a tuxker. Cautltiuttly 
we go forward to get a clear view. I itooping to the left to got a broad- 
side shot ; there he staJulf, 22 or 15 yanltt away, swayiuj: and mimch- 
ing, and no doubt loukiu}^ forward to at least another 50 years of the 
aarae pastime. Bao^;!— and bo falls on his knees aod face, like a 
handkerchief dropped on the floor, and never stirs nor will stir again. 
A bullet through the ear-hole and brain has snapped the thrcail that 
can keep this five tons of flesh alive for IW years. 

This, however, is an ahugether 8ubge<{ui.-ul reflection, and baa I 
ftsu- no pTaue at that BUpreine momont— after the first shot. Then all 
is confusion: other elephants api>e(ir, rushing hither aud thither, and 
one has to keep rery wide awake. 1 take another, a cow, and bring 

her (o her kueos, for a moment uuly, aud S giM-s off to the right and 

opens a bombardmeDtv followed by a succession of shrill screams from 
a young tusker, and finished abruptly by another shot. I follow my 
wounded anluial, who is going slowly, and am KOim within 10 yards 
of her liiil, and waitint; for a cliance. This is provided for me by the 
gentleman in the remains of thu black trousers, to whom I had leut a 
rifle for self-defence, and who had promised only to let it off if he was 
charged: whetber, ihen^furit*, he forgot thin arratiifeiiieiit, or tiiiNtook 
the elephant's retR'ating tail for her advancing trunk. I can't say ; 
but bang hang ! went the rifle, doao behind my back, and with 
excelleut effect, as tdie swung roimd in a uumieut with a scream aud 
showed her fon^hwul, a bullet Ijetwecu tliu eyes brioging her down for 
the second and last time. 

By this time the rest of the herd liad got well away, and the 
occasional enuih of a tree iu the distance Udls ns that they an! out of 
reach — so we pi-oceed to rally our forces. A few " bulloas" and wo 
find each other again, and compare notes and ex]>erieuceB in detail, 
and sit and smoke whilu the tails and feet are cut off. These are the 
only trophies except the little tusker's, as the Urst elephant Inmetl 
out to be a largo bull, but a "muckna" — with any luck he should 
have had a good .10 or 40 lbs. of ivory. 

Oft ouce more, and a licramble out of the jungle, with free use of 
tho parang, and then a long hot tramp to our hut and on to Jerani. 
where the £itiVi was awaiting us. A good bath srd a meal, and an 
hour's run to Kuala Selangor, dinner under the Distriet Officer's hos- 
pitable roof, and tlually bed : all this did we manage to cram into a 
single day — a long one. it is true — iuterestiug. exuitiug aud exhaust- 
ug all iu turn, but all eujoyable.— C. 




V.^ BlBTII. 

OOME cf tin- tdoiil nMnarkablt of all the strange ruKtoms of tho 
1^ Malars oentw rouuO the birth of chiMivn. In the article 

j^ wliii'Ii follows all litieiiipt has lieen laadf 1o cullect an manT 
tiart' fai:ts as pussiblo ithout (liosi.' viihUiids, wbicfa might form tho 

fouudaiiou of a di^stt>d article un some ^uliw^iiieul ott-niucra. 

flfimc tiicclief^'n- the L'liiWis cxfit-L'lt.'d (iin-n^anilnrig tujoh liuUu). 
the st-n-iivB of tin? Biilim am lieaitiiki.*n (mcD-crupah). tlie oeremony 
of doiu^ 80 Iwiug di>8<.TibL'd as follows : 

A cnpptT ressel or va^v (ohcnuin) containing four i>r five bet«l- 
nuts vrhich have been ]>ei'li.'d (berkiiii.iK). a hlouk of gambier (^nibtr 
Ku'lfcpiDe), a jMit of lime (knjmr su'per-ki^iumu). a tuhil of lohaoco 
am] Ibn.-e or four paokt-tn (BOinm) of iM-tcl-leaf is carried to the 
Bidan'a houBe. and presented to her with th<- words : " Ini BoliTa 
nialiii infO-i'nijiah auak saiijm '* (I wish In enija^p? jpmi for my child), 
or words tn thitt oEfts^t. ' Thp Bidan rwcivLm the vi-nwl. and coinm^ncee 
to ch«w thcWtcUWaf : when she hns taken as iducL as xht* I'lkfg, sW 
bhiws iipoti (jain]>i> the ii-uuiindt^r uf tlii> art idea cotitainfd in tlic 
vvHcI, liiiiJ iittiTB certain provost irations npon tho coming event,' 
the pwccM being called ''teugo dalrtin pctua' . 

Whuu the lime ilniws nt?ar, tbo Bidan is »enl for. and brou>;ht t^t 
the Iwuiw, and points out as her first duty the luckiest place in tlie 
Iioiifte for the birth of the cnild. A rattan loop for the |mtiont to niise 
herself by (tali angpis) is suspt'iuled from the raftors uver the R|tf>l.: 
and just below it (Im^^k^ ber-asak) iu faHteuc<l beneath the floor* 
(the house, of course, being rmitcd on post*. like all Malay houses) a 
bunch of the thitmy pundanus leaves, leores of the " tron^: a«am,*' 
and a " leknr jaiitun." which in the rattan Erill used for retnorin^^ |)OtB 
fruui the fire. After birth both mother and infant are liaihed in huL 
water, ' in which an> KleO|M-d the dried lea^'ett of the '* pi-san^ klatv" * 
the betcl-palm bUwiioin (muyaJiK pinnmr), yonng leaves of the frog* 
rant pandanux. and of the " teugkuatt " and ginger plants. 

The infant iti p1:u.'e<I on a small mat ( tikar niengkuang) which lies 
ii)Hiu a bi^ tmv (taluni). which ctmtaius in addttiou about a gauloug 
of uncooked rice, Ihe mat m its turn is covered with frt>ni three 
to seven layers of fine cotton aaron|,'s. and another small mat is 
laid upon the sarongs. The child has a bandage (banit) swathed 
round the waiht, whicJi is covered by a baud swoliiiuK the child's 
iMxly from tlu< km-es to the breast' (kaiu lanipin), and ovvr all is wound 
the outer Imndage (kain bcdong). which covers tho child from the feet 
to the shouldi'r, and i« worn eoutuiiially until the child is three or 
Four mnnthtt old; ur. as the Malaya iiay. until he has learned i*i crawl 
(tahu meuyarap). This contrirance, it is said, '■ prevents ibe child 
from starting and straiuiug the muscles." 

Over the child'tt mat is sni|)ended a tort of suihU codicjU not 
(kain bochok) the npper end of which is pinned, or stitched (di-tteuiat) 
on to the top of the mosquilu curtain, nud is intcndeil to prevent 



the child fn>m being* disturbed trr any atrar mosquitu or sandQios. etc. 
Before it is giv^n the bri'art tor t\\v first time, it ir temptsf<l witb a 
spooulul »f youoK cocouut pulf (Kuu^korwu klaT>a) iu wliicU u desolvod 
a little roek stiKtu* (guln Iiatu). Wlieo it is abuut. t!4 lioun oM food 
is ^ivcn. coiiftintiiift of a lillle rit-v wnipjied up iu si.-nip» of ixwtmut 
leave* (listiiplit ). Itoiled in A pot ou the fire, aud bi>uteii up (di-le- 
riiek) bv Di«>aii« of a 8ort. of H|«»riu (pel^-hok) uiadeof iiMroluil shell, 
with n little BUf^ar uddt'd. Tbt> kutuiml i« useil U-uiiu^.' ^t* biiiuI) au 
amount of rit>e ia required, but ail*?r atvjut tvrcntv dara ita use is dia- 
conlintied. and the rin- \n Injilnl in n |>ot iu tliv urdinarr vrav; but 
it is Hiill lirukcD up with thti spoon (]>elccbek) Cor the first lbn*e or 
foor mouths. 

At a1>out 5 p.m., nt S p.io., at miihii^ht. at 4 a.m., at 8 a.m., and 
at noon, till- L'liild in l>a1)iL'd witli i-ibl water, iu order to keep it rool. 
Tbifi ntHtnm. I lwli(.>v(.>, \» diniQctrii-iillv upjtosiTr? t4) iliaL wbtrli nbtniiii 
at Malari-'a, wliero I am told the diilu is batlicd as rarely aa [Ktsaible. 
TIio enstuDi which obiaiua h<*rc* la said to prow-ut tlve iluld from 
gvlting a HMti' uioutli (guam. or aeriavan and aerawau uh it ia ealh-nl 
iu the case of jtrown-up ptopk').* 

Fur tho firttt two mouths wh<>never the child la ba.tl)e«l, it in rublw^ 
uv«>r with H rvd stone tUutii kawi),' wUirb is ^oiiud ii|v<iii a plate 
mixed with a little wat<.'r, aud the liquid (said to resemble red ink) 
arpli'-'d totht> skin : aft^T wliicb the oen>mouy of " oembur itirih " takes 
piniH', the Bidnji lilowin^ sirih from lier mnutb ii|h)u t]ii> Lvutre of the 
child's atoma^'b, after which it i« ouot; more swaddled. I may add 
that thia fmrtiiiilar remiiouy ia lielil of p^>at iQi|Hjrtanee, as tt is 
BopjHUkil to ke<-'p evil apiritri as well nn xifkuetts (prut kombonif) from 
the child, and the iK-tel-Kitf is mixed with other inpredieut^ sui'poeed 
to he •^fliea<-ioufi. th*- Mahiy names of which nrt< bim^lei, k»yti sepun^ 
or sepani, knyu amui^, chekiir, jcmiii;an and 8epL kubong. 

Before the child is bom the father lias tv 1>e morotliiLn usitally 
careful iu what he doeit. as aur iiiilownrd aetiou of bis iiiav have a 

Srejudicial elTeet on lh<^ I'tiitd. iitid eaosi' a birth-mark \>r eren iK'tiial 
eformity. such marks or defermily lieiu); ealled " keniin." ■ Iu a 
case whieh lias coiue tu my uotiee the sc-n was boru with luily a Ihumb, 
fon*tiup?r aud Ultle fiu^a-r on the left Imud.&ud RKTcal lue ou the left 
fool, the rent (»f the tinkers and to'-sfiuthe left side heiug wuutiu^ 
Thia. it is said, was due to the fact that the father weut to the fishiuj.' 
stakes one day luid killed a erab by choppiiii; it in half with a parang. 

In Former days, durintf tliis jjeriod. it was forbidden (pantanfi) 
for the father l« ciit the thr.M»t of a huffalo or even a fuwl ; or. iu fact, 
to lake the life of uuy auimal what«'ver — a tnie>u, no doiihi, of Indian 
inflnences A Malu-r tnld me ontv (hat his son. soou after birth, was 
affccti>d with a ^iit obstruetiou of hreatliin^f ; but when the medicine- 
man (Pawao^) declared that the ehild'^ birth had been Hffe«'t^d bv 
fiah (ki^uuii ikan). he remeuil>i>re<l bnriii;j kilh d »n i':itrNordiimrv num- 
ber of ti^h which heha^I i'an,;ht on the \ery day when bis Son ffVi» Iktu. 
Ue tberi'fore. by the advitc of the Paw'anp. Kare the child a fiution 
made from |>oiinded tish-boues, whcti the child at oaiv recovered. 



Anotlier slraii^^ eiistoni was that tlio father was slrtDgentl/ forbidden 
tt> cut liis Imir until after the birth of the child. 

In tlio cold w&t4^r which is used for bathiiig' the child, are placed a 
bi({ iron nail (said to repressent irun) — iN>inpare the use of iron betel-Hot 
sciBsors (kachip) in tho fmieral cenrmomrs" — a. bdulII but extromtdy 
hard nut (buah kras). and some shells (kuUt kraag), to wbtrh the 
MalajB (if this part add a kind of jiarasite (»i bcmas, i.e.. well tilled 
out, uaed of children who are fat. the word "tremok" being con- 
aidered unluckj). and another parasite called " sadingin." 

The placenta (uri) is tied up in a small hag (surapit,) together with 
siUt aud asam gehi^or, and ruRDtctt in a si>lil stick (eepit) au^'h ai ii 
used for cooking tisb ; aud then kept near the fire in the back premises 
aud Bubjocted to a cen-inonv calluil '" m-mbur nirih," until tlie child 
can walk, whon it is bnried in a hole together with a hip nail, buah 
kras. kayu eepang. etc.. and the other ingredients before-meufioiied, 
a coconut lieing often planted on the top to mark where it was buried. 
This is the more correct tust+mi, but it is not universnltj obaerred. the 
bag being sometimes merely thrown into the nearest rJTer or th« noa. 

The child is generally named within the first three (elsewhere 
seven) days, but there is no special ceremouv ctmnccted with it in 
tbese parts, aud the name may K- changed afterwards, if it ap]>eare 
to l>e unlucky or in any way unsuitable. *" The nickname, if anr 
fljmau^'-timangan), geueriLlly follows when the child is able to wolli. 
Ou the 44th day the child's head is shaved (balilc juruj. 

At any age frum six to sixteen years the ceremony "common to 
all Muharaniadans. and Jews since the time of Abraham" takes 
plaeo.*' Tt is here calh^l a'akt-kah, which properly refers to (he 
ceremouy of shaving the tjhild's head- 
To return to the mother. She i.H bathed in hut water each momiug 
at 8 o'clock for three days, and ou the day of birth after ablution she 
has it) undergo the straugcst cereuionr of all (uaik salei).** A kind 
of rough couch is improvised on a small platform (saleian) abont 6 ft. 
by 4 ft., which slojws downwards tnwards tlie foot, and is raised from 
2f(. to 3ft. above the il^tur. Beneath this a fireplace (dapur) is made, 
and a fire lighted which is intended to warm the patient to a degre* 
consistent with Malay ideas of what is beueScial {?). The patient 
reclines upou this iH)uch once iu the uiuruiug. ouco iu the afleniouu 
for the space of an hour or two (there lieiug no nrescrilied limit of 
time) ; and once again at daybreak from 4 to 5. Tuis savage custom 
is contiuued for 4-i days; during which |>erio<1 (called " pan tang 
Wr.anak*') the fidlowing jfatables arc foibidden: (1) Segala yang 
sejuk-sejiik : tilings which hare a lowering effect on the cous'titu- 
tion— c.«., fruits (with some exceptions — t.^., duriansand oranges) and 
vegt.'tablt.ii ; {2) Segala yang bisa-bisa : things wliieh have a healing 
effect or the bltM>d — e.if., the fish called pari (skate), duri (" thorn *'), 
sembilang, etc., and all fresh fish; (o) Segala yang gatal-gatal; 
things which hare an irritating effect on the skin — e.g . the fish called 
tenggiri and tcrubok, shclbfisti and the egg-plant (trong) — the ikan 
kurnu, ikan seuangin and |>Arang- parang may be eaten, but must be 



well salted; (4) So^la yan^ btintan-ltciitan: things which are likcty 
to cikU84.> fututaL'88 (Li'iitau)'^ or swoouU%' (pun^iui)— <;.(/., uncookiKl 
nutau klapa, goiir<ls kd<1 vucumbers ; (5) Sugar (with the <>zc<-[>tioD 
of giila tuok) and coroniitd. The meiliciiii« used are as follows: (1) 
Sambaran Ixira: which is obtaiDed hy hurniug a cucoDUt iih<^ll and 
taking il4 o^bus and |N)UDdiug' them small and then mixing them 
(di-^'uiil) with l>U(!k ]>ej>p«r (lada itam Bajintfiit), wbiti> onions 
(bawling |)Uteh su-lalmh) and enough vinek^nr to uiako the mixtiirt! 
liquid ((.haier). Thitt j>otiun is drunk f^^^ thit'c innsecutive uiorotu^B. 
Tlic waist te swathed with the baoda^- an in tho inuw of thu child, 
and a Intiou (Ijedali) is miwle fnmi temu kuninp, which is poundt-d 
a« fiutj as flour and mixed with onion (hawang puteh sa-labuh). 
black pepper (dua tiga jimi>ut). and vinegar ae before, and applied 
niomiiij^ and eTcuini;. during thrive days. Diiriuj; ihe next ihree 
days a new lotion (iK-iIali fcunict tnis) is applied, the ingredients 
beinn poundt-d turmeric (kunict trus) as before. 

At the same time the patient is ^veu a potion nuido from aHhen 
of duriun skius (abiik kulit durian), mixed with vincj^r: if the duriiui 
skin ttt not obtainable, manggar klapa i» sulistiCuteJ.'* 

After Ihi'ee days, a |>otiou** is ubtuincd l>v straining off the 
liquid from a vessel containing a number of in«redionta, pounded 
togttther of whicb the EolIowiuK ai'e the Malar names — kulit jambiis, 
kuii). aeutul, kulit brims, kulit rambiituu, kulit kiu-hnng kavu, 
kclit Iel>an, knUt dedap, and varioiis spices such as kuniet trus, 
lada itani, bawauj^ putelt, katumljar, bawanjj nveiah, chinplsfli pabi, 
buali [H-'Iaga, jemuju Juwu, jemuju komaui. cbiitK-i tali, clial*ei pintal. 
chnngkoh. sudu aver, iniir dajjinff, nuir tulang. ji-ckak. jintan puteli. 
jintan itam. manjerkani. niimjerawai, kulit maniH. aker luanis, kulit 
lawang, kulit Bt-rapat. k\i!it mcmplas hari, biji sawi, judam, [nichok. 
^nti, mesur, alim. mustakim, chuchor atap. kemukus, and kadekai. 
A spoonful of the water strained off from this extraordinary mixture 
is drunk by the patient every morning; for about ton days! 

Similar in(frt--clit>nts aru boiled in a large vesBel, and siippiv the 
only drink allowed the patient for 44 days. Lada itam. hawang 
puteh. reiupab katunihar, hawang mwah. rlnngkoh, pala. pelaga 
jemuju jawa, jemuju kersani. chabel tali, chulH-'i pintai, cbangkoh, 
sudu ayer. miir dagiug, mur tulanj^. iM'knk. jintan put«h, jintan itam, 
manjerkaui. etc.. as before. Aft4>r 15 days the leen are takeu out of 
the vessel, and used to form a [KUjltico wlilt^h is applied tu the {tatient's 
waist (di-Iwrut), frcBh ingredients rejilaciug the old ones. 

On the 44th day the " saleian " is taken down, the house thoroughly 
washed ami cleaned, aud the Bidau re<:eive8 her pay, getting for the 
first child S4.4)\ ihe s*-tLiud $3.40, tlie third ?2.40, tli'c fuurtli, and for 
all children .salMH;qu.^iit to the fourth. §1.40; unlog* she is hastily 
summoned (Bidan tarek) and no engagement (mcu-em^mh) has been 
made, when she demands a half-bhara (SI 1.)' * — W. S. 

[The reference figures iu the alnave article refer to some interesting 
notes, which have been crowded out, but will be published in our next 




t IFt rfi» tMt kiit4 onnttrrt r**t'v»»-tflt/"r Ibr ottimvnt rjtprrUtd frji nr CotntfpMnlwmt*. j 

— - *■ 
To tht RiWor of the 8ttangoT Jn^rnal. 

8itt. — 111 the Oeerlati<t 7Hui*m a/ Cet/loo which arrived lir tbe lai 
mail. I n^e an extrstH from vour pajHrr ^viukr au urcouni i>f the suit* 
of i)e>v^ral bloi'ke uf land at Klaiix, in vliich von sav. refvn-iu^ lo 
Mr. W. Forsnbe, wlio got severnl hW-V^ of land. " Mr. Win. Forarihi' 
of Piiiulni^piiiiit. Cirvhiii, is ft»!Muriat»Hi with Mr. Fort." \ shaiild be 
lauoli olJli^^?J if \m\ wouM I'orrert this 8tati'mi*ut, for. if loft uui-ijn> 
tradii-'ted, it would appour^thut while I was awerting that lite iircseui 
Uw» affcctiiii; Dgrii-iiUurul Undu lu the Native 8taU5« won- so uuwtia- 
factorjr that I would not take tip laud under them. I was all the time 
williD*; t<j do ^ if I ould not ci^t Wttvr t^rnis. Thit is not tlie Oite, 
inv ojiiuiou (whfther rl^lii or wrun^^) rpwaias unchanged. Iliat tliv 
prt«eiit re^iilatiou aSei-tiilK biud an* so unaatisfactor)* that it i« not 
fpnnd cuou)*h to take up buid for pluntini;;, con8>i(|iientlv I liare no 
ioti'n-RL iu auv nf ihc laud disposed of at the so-tTaUeil htnd itale, for it 
was not a salv of land, but a sale uf K-asea of laud, a very differeni 

Whilti on this subjei't. it Wiiuld be inU'restiQ^ to know wl 
tb(* Ifsttfv for this laud are l<» K' uinde out "for tluM'uUivntiim 
roffeo," No t]i>ul>l the laud u taken up at prf-Kent wilb the jritfiiliuQ 
of planting i-<>ffi*p, but if tlun^« turot'd out Wit imj that tjii' U-raur 
thought lu- c<iiild t\a W-tter wilb stiaiL' other product hp would lu* iu a 
wry tniromfortable {Htgitton. I mention IhiH point aa a vorv scrioua 
om> iu t>rautpiui( a plauier'ft oi>eniti»uM, and as I saw a leaso with tbia 
clause-, J oxjieot it has Iteeu uaeil m niori> rases than 009. 

T am, etc., F. 0. Foar. 
Urveuhill FTouiw. SberlMimr. /MA Jiarrk. 1895 

[Tbe abuvf n-as uddrtvwed tn the Editor uF The Stiangar " Budget," 
U thin wiw prv>l>ubU- a rlerioul frmr, we insert the ktUT At ll 
Hiue liiuo. ou rvrerriujjc to the Ui-i.'0uut we gave of the sale of land 
KlanK, it will Ih> »x>n that do u^ntion of Hr- Fori u uiadv in 
(Hmih-otiou with the pnxx-ediairs. With regard to the ***'offw riaase." 
nu'utituicd aUtve. *»• l^cHfve that thi* form u( cultivation for iJk- lauil 
puri'hftMHi lit Kltui){ is entirelr at ibi* option of Ihi* purcha«rr. We 
i)uoti- tlif fttUiiwiug (ritin thv CV<nJiiiu»x of Sole: — " Tbe Grant will 
aUo niulaiu a t-ultivalion rbutse to the eflert that if at the expintiun 
of Afr vi-nm frxuu thi' ilatt* tbervof ttie ^cmntee, wh«B calWd umu 
«luUl fait to aWw that at b-asi om--f>.mrtli of ibv entire ana. so gnotld 
hiw Uvn l>n>uu)it iiuder •■itltirnlion. then thv uu'oltirated aiva of tbv 
lasd therein de*Titvd ^hall re^.-rt to the aoTemniiut." — Ed., fi. Jlj 

No. 17.— Vol. HI.— ifrrf May. 1893. 


TO the many friends and admirers of the late Mr. MacBitchie, 
the news of his death came as a great shock. At the opening 
of the Kuala Eubu Extension, and at the laying of the foundation 
Btone of the new Government Offices in Kuala Lumjiur, in October 
last, Mr. MacRitohie was present, looking the picture of health ; and 
althoiigh it was known here tliat he had ro(.t'ntly had an attack of 
influenza, no oni' in Kuala Lum])ur had the faintest idea that his 
condition was strious. Tin? Free Fri'ts of the 26th ultimo, says : 
" His kindliness of heart, hie geniality of disposition and his readinesi 
to put his hand and his experience at the service of all who were 
promoting' the public intcreHt in any way were notable features of his 
character. His soundness of judgment <and keen common sense made 
his advice in public and private aSairH much sought for, and highly 
valued when given. lie was always ready to promote social projects, 
and as a comuiitt4.'0 niau his help was invaluable, as all who have 
served with him well kuow. During the past twelve years Mr. Mac- 
Bitdiic has filli-d a large place in Singapore public and social life, and 
by his death \vl* Idsl' a man whose sterling value to the community 
makes his removal a great public calamity." 

Inpldenza, 01- feverish cold, has been very prevalent in various 
parts of the State during the last two weeks or so. Kuala Lumpur 
was the first place to suffer, theu several people in Klang, and now 
we hear tliat Mr. Lindsay has been laid up in Kajang. In no case, 
fortuimtely, has au attack been attended witli serious consequenceB, 
but a dose of this so-called influenza leaver one verv shakv. 

Me. G. D. Gordon, who lias l)eeu in very bad health for some 
time past, left for Ceylon vh' Singapore, on Friday last. Several of 
his friends were at the railway station to see him off, and all hia 
friends liopc that his recovery will be speedy and jjeruianent. Mr. 
Qeorge Stewart, of the S.G.E., left Kuala Lum]>ur by the same train. 
on his way to Eiiroi>e. He also lias been ill. off and on. for a long 


lime, und he leaves for home bj the doctor's order, 
hopes tu \tQ buck iu ubuut aix moulhs' tiiite. 

Mr. Stewart 

TuE half _warly ^'fiioral iiifotiu^' of Iho idpiiiIk'I'r c*f the St>Iauf;ur 
Club WU8 heUI uu Suturdajt' huit. at U.:$0 i^Jit., Ur. Berriu^ton. the Yioe 
Pi«8i(lfut nf thi- Chib, iu tho chair, und ulwut fifty inouibera tn-ui^ pre- 
sent. Tin- minntes of Ihe hwt perenil inpt'tiiiH won- rwid andtimBmi- 
ed : the Caiiitiiiltoi-'8 ivporl for th<.' Iialf year, Orlolier. 1894i. tti M&reh, 
18H5, wiiK lakfu ii8 rend; aud un the niutiuu uf Mr. A. K. VHiiutui; iJie 
uccounls were passed. In proposing the aci'eptaiii'e of the balaace 
8be(*t, Mr. VeuniiiK referrad to the profleut vatiBfactory 6tat« of Uw 
finaneefl. and r.i>inpiimented the Cominittce on the wau&penient of the 
Club. The prop-'sed alteration to Kul'-XXXrV. — •• W'heueveritljeeoincB 
iiecejtaar*- to deliar auy uiemlHT from the priviK'gt« of the Chib under 
this rule, witliinsix months after the date of niich meiubtT's election as a 
resident inetnher or of his admission as a visiting member, his proposer 
and ttecuriderHliull ipmtfnrhi hvtyotai: retipoutiible furthepurnitjul uf such 
defaulter's Club Hceount, und shall, wlien their iMldn'Kiwti an- kunwn, 
be forlhwitli informed bv ihc seeivtary of their respuusibihty "— waa 
put to the m4!etiii{f aud earried. The balltit for five memberH to form 
the Committeu for the ensuing half year resulted in the flection of 
Captain H. C. Syers, Dr. F. G. Sl-oii. and MessrB. French, Faxon and 
Russell ; Messrx. O. Gumming and C. K. F. Sandej-dou biMng nominated 
by Ooverunient as members of CViiimiltee. Voles of thaukA tu the 
out-gtiiii|{uieiii)H!rMt)f LbcCummitteeaud to theChairtuau brought the 
meeting; to a couelusion. A Kuneral meeting of luemberti to roufirra 
the minute!* »i this iiK-eiiii^ will be held in the Reading Room of the 
Club Hu .Suturthiy. the I lib May. at li.W p.m. 

OwK who takes u keen iiitaiijvl iu Ibv pri.ii'ost'd new Club writeii; — 
" I'hc Uouorary Secretary of the provtMiona! Committee of the proposed 
Keereatiuu Club re|>oKfl that proi.'rei<j« i» l>einK made with the sehenie. 
The Coniiiiitlee has been det to wuv^. upwards uf ^2.000 ha« alrMuly 
been HubtKTiU'td, and .m the propirruil appears to U' well Nuppt^>rted, it 
is uiueli Ii> W hoped iltat the liitiil uf S4,Q00 may be reached. It is 
tili-auf^', iudet^. that Kuala Luupur. where Oovernuieiit MulHirdiuatea 
are [iroliebly an nnmen>uH as in all the otlier diRtricts put together, 
should be the last, as it were, to obtain the fmuehiat' of healthy 
reci'catiou. Aji ref^rdtt tin- qvn'ttio lYjrnla of bar, il apjH'ars to be the 
nntinimous opinion of those likely to l>eeome membem of the proposed 
Club, thnt a bar of eonie sort will be iudiHpeli sable, but that it should 
bo a bar for cash iu some f'>rm or other {ejj.. for btmkB of tickets) and 
not for credit. It is aUu ^euemlly thought that a »ile vu the Purade 



Oroaad would 1v piviV^ntblf to Ihe pru|)ucH.'J t»iU' U'tweuu tbe uvuT' 
head bridffi- oud tho Gutird-ronnj. Tin- Hon. 9et:ri'tnrv, Mr. O. H. 
Leenit)ru;,'j;en. will U- gliul to rweivv (ynitriljulioim from uiiy tiu|t- 
]>ort^r« whu may uot vi-t Imvi' had the lUl neul lu tlioin." 


tft LUt. 
J. P. Rodger. Es-i-, 81WJ; Towkar Utk Ww. ,S5UI»; Chua J«uw 
Lin, 8100; G^ Cuiumiug. E9«|.. «25; A C Hanwr & Cu.. 8*25; O. H. 
Houe. E»ti.. «;25; Riky. Httrijn*ave8 A Co , !S25 ; HoMurth. EnkiDC, 
Limited. $26 ; K. Tauhusaniy Fil]itjr.»lUO: K. DamMUiy Pinuv.)^75; 
lCe»p Louug Shin. $100; E.A. O. TmT<ira, Esq., »2.i*; P. Gilburt 
Scott, Esq.. S20; W. W. Skottt. E8q..?25; L. P. EUleu. E8.|.. i*]0; 
Towkav Yi'ai> Kimn S.'Uk. s:)(>0; S«u Ah Venn, *liK); Tho Sjiirit, 
Pnwnhruliiu^ nud Oiuiililiiiic Fnniu'ru, SK)»»; Seuw Chouff. $50 : Veaj* 
Lien. SlO; Kwitng Siliik Tliua^, ^^ Kwoug Nam 8h!n, $-j ; Kwuu^ 
Mull, 8o; Thiau FiihThonijr, 85; Sam Jik Chan >5; Bou Hoh, 84; 
San Voh Thyt'. W ; Kwong Clieong ShiiiK. 820; Jw Sbiii. SlO. 

in thf ivvi>ft*d Tiilvs for Rt'tft Hou>k;m and HalllQ^ BuuiJ^iJoWs 
I(ubU«bt>d in tbt: Uj<I OazcUf. it is u»tifli-d that "0»vcrcnu*iit Oftironi 
can occupy Dusuu Tim Kfst House ox thu Hultiufif Buu^alowit ut 
Gintiiii; Bidai, Ji-mm, iind Pnluii Aiiffwi (me «i.vk fni- uf i.'httrg«?, oftt^-r 
their a|i|ilication8 have Ih*u ap[*n>Ycd Uy thv Stitte Emjiutwr or the 
IHxtni-l Officer of thu District in whti-h the Inmgiiluw is ntiiat«d- 

Tir cimehidini^ hin report on tht.> Publiir GardLniK. Ktiala Luinjiur, 
M.r, A. R. Venuin^ says:— -"Tberu urp alill 8<?nTat UDKightly stretchoH 
of lalauK and jungle, which detract from the appearance of the 
Oardeiu and whidi nhouM lie cleared. I hope tu do »omethiup in 
this rlirevtjou during l^\)3. hut it is doubtful whether the Euuds 
available are sufficit-nl for this purpoiu.-. 1 am alwi anxious to open 
an esperimeutal, economic y^irdyu. whert; all kinds of useful trees and 
plants may bo grown with a view to their introduction auioflg the 
uatifeti. if HUdvs.sful ; and also that we may W- in a jmaitiou to supply 
plaut4?rs and others with i^oti set-da ami plants should a denmnd for 
any particular product Bprinj; up; but Ihiu fleheme inuBt uIho. 1 am 
afraid, fall through fnun wiuit of the needful fnnds." 

"To Hum up llic poniliou of Khin^' lis II Held for coffee plHUlinjif, 
we Snd 2.7'k> avn-n of laud in tin- Klan^' Mukim haw Uvu taken up by 
Knropoaii* duriuK tho year. Twelve WocbB of virgin forvst land 
ttUimiiitiii" in 1.11 r.. :{xlM' a-iToa hate been aurreyed and will be 
*»*f»'"''^ ■!' iiui-tion nt an early date. The oreii of 

«•""•'" I '- incn-iiHoJ frviu 3.51i; mii^ iu 1H»:J lu 


4,570 ncrcs in 1894-, flod thure an? thrw deumrciitora now in the fie!J 
with onuii}*!! work (u lust tlieui f»r a ytar. Thr Sflaoifor Coff*<e 
Ciirinjc ntul Tnulim; Cnni|Tan_v has eslaMishfil iiwlf bciv t« btij up 
nod jnvpurc the coffw Wnv fortho iimrket, and i» already reported 
to be wai'kiti}; ut u pmlit. CiiffcL* \h tUe King vt Klang. . _ . Tu 
li)» report for last year Mr. Aldworth wrot* ' I bw do reason for 
couflnniu;; tlu- gloomy riov of afftur« ut Klan^ ftet forth !>; tbe 
Distri'-i Offiovr iu [luras. 5*) auU 51 of bis report for liut year.* Not 
only am I now anntt cordially endorso Mr. Aldworth'a opinion, bnt 
can say la addition tbat Ihc ptospei-l» uf Klaut; baw pnduUy jieT«r 
bcvn i)righti.T ninre tbo Residency vna transfiorrcil to KiuJa Tjuoipor 
limn tliey are at the prvBUnt time. An incrt-Hsc'd loud rvvvouv, an 
incTPa»t-d Siihin)]; n.>tonuc, an incrfiuteU doumnd for nfcnctiltuml land 
by iinlivt'H, tht> I'xallation of tbo District ns a fiivourablc planliD^an-n 
amon;:st Enrcipt'.inji, an incrctDcNl tonuB-;!' onttiau; t^t (bi- ]K(H, ib*.' 
oprnin^ of ibc Kuula Soliuieor K«iik1 tu tbroTtgh trnllic. Ibc csUblisb- 
inent of n EiiroiH-rtn cofTw mill fittrd with tbo latest and inogl up-to- 
date maebinery, tUc oiiunicQcetnent of tbc railway to th« Kimla and 
the increase of postal busIiieM all itpeak well ftT tbe coutiuited and 
future proH[icntT of the Diiitrict. In ISl'O tin* rtneniie fell sbiirt of 
tbe estimates by ■'^S.tiOl.^l, HK-wjm in 1891 when it wus less than in 
1890 by $U.t;28.3l ; in 1H92 the ren-nvic was only JIlM in ex<vsH of 
(he tsliinatvH. iu IH^S the revenue wmk loss than in 18S'2. bnt now in 
18i)l the n'v.'niic in ?!t.8l:!.8t> in fx<v«H «f the eslimal'-s. and J7.479.58 
in excess of l&J'i." —Klaii-j Annitat li^i'oH, lfi*J4, btj Sir. It->lt»n. 


THE St'lnn^or Hunt, on Sund.iy hist. <\\\\iv utudc up for ttH mint 
of liK-k at Kastcr. Tbe mct.'t w:i8 at Pasir I^bol). n mile ur tiro 
Wyond Anipiui;{ vilta^. Fmir divr wen' kIioI., but onlr llireo 
were Iwjif^^'d by thi- EuropeHU njkortsiuen, it In-iui; thonptt that 
Buuie C'Uim-ite wovMleutti'rtt nioiiBKed to Keoure the luisdiii^ one. Mr. 
OetilT. SiUidi-rson Wiui fifitiinate euottt*!! to briii:; dowu two und Mr. 
FoMter shot au'itbi-r. A meeting of the nn-tubiTii of tbe Hunt wa« 
ht'ld at tbe Selant^'or Club on the Ist in«t. fur the i-nnKitu.' of umltiog 
thi* nr>ee8ft:iry urmiivjoiui'ntrt im-idental on tin* appi-oiMhinj; departure 
of Mr. Leai'b. who or^niKed thi< kennel uhd liiut Itei-n the moviuf; 
Kjiirit in Liiis brum-h of Kuala I.innpur HpoH.. Oaptoin SyerH vras 
fleeted Master of Ihe Unnt with Dr. Travers to wt as^ deputy. Mr. 
Cbarl'-r t'> lake eJmrjfe of ihw doj^fl, and Mr. C'arpiiiiU'l iw Se<Tet;uy 
and Treasurer, A vi.Ty lt»*arty vote of lliiinks wns neeorded Mr. 
Leoeb for bis serviet-« lu'the UuoL 

tVit the llrKt tiuu- eiilee the uiateb r. 8ili^U]>ore iu Fobnuirv, * 
rriekel mattzli wan played ou the plain lattt Saturday. U'tw^fus o1ctp4I« 


bptaiQcd hjr Mr. Bt'llamv nn'l Mr. PaTon. Tho ficldioi; was abockiof?, 
an<J U-ars out wliut we snul id n ri!..-enl issue oo to the nvcesnit/ of 
practic-i'. Tiif pinii! wiui iiiifurtmuiU-ly li-ft unGuishod, to make room 
for a f'Hitkill uittlfh. llif rvi(!]irt«rH. wv h-nr, iiiv iif ojimioii thai, ii8 
ihU same cau Iv pla.'vJ auv t-'veuiii^.'. it should not Iw nllowt'd to 
ioterfi^re with crit.'ki*t "ii Sutur'Uv-". T-'-iimrrow a match will bo 
|fltirf<l Ik'Iwci'h K^ilwMV nii<] Nim-ofliciiils r. Other OflSviiila iiiiil 
(ihoutd nrcive n gout] trumv. Thi? t-It'wn lu pliiy a^uitist tht* H^^giment 
wit) prolmMjr not be wkct«(l uatil the folloiriug buturdaj. 

Tna AASotiatiou Piwlliall Match. Fruemasonn v. Tlie World, 

fla^Vt^I '>n VV('diie.i.lii_v, 3-tth A]tril, jirored a weiI-<'Oiitcjil*»d ^roe. 
'ri'viotH to ptAvin^ it vi:;i« llimi^fbt h\ most ]>c<'>file that tbp match 
Was a L^ift l« thf Mwiiiif. Si'vi-nd p-iiili-nH-ii uvro liai^Uin^- them 
ia a nilh<T ri'oliI«.'*ts iiiinmT. but it iuus( U* iviiiiirl:t>(l thHi tbero 
Wen; fi'w if anr takers. The KAvna was fairly even all throii^'h, eicept 
iitlht' i-nd. whvn (hr [>l;i.y wait pi^rilouHly cttMse tn thi:- MaiiouH' goal. 
Two glials wen* kit-kfl ia the first half by Thf World but were 
diHallowi-d. till" n^Cun^y niliunr off-side. The whistle rotiiscd to act 
for «om<^ time aft^T the mutch had startt.-d. and it wa« ditiici.dt to 
tell whi-n au ubji-i-ti.)!! whs HUslaiurd. Siib«»-i)ueiitlv, h*)Wnver, it 
irnna])in>d thnt ilK* fb-nv vas blowini; iiitii llif wron^ (>nil of it and 
the insinimont ftf-^ordiiiply n'maincd sil'-nl. Th.* only g<m\ waa 
obtained by ll-te lor The Wuild ju»l bef'-re liulf time from a irf^ kirk 
in Tnjul 111' Ihi- M-lsiiun' i;i>al [m^th. In the Kt>iuud halt' of thu gamu 
nu poiut wai swrvd. but the play wait ctJiisidt-Tably itt favour of The 
World, who pUyed a Itetu-r «-'inil>iiit'd -^Mme thau their opponeuta. For 
the Ma^'fiUi, exi-V'lb'lit furin wan sht-wu by B.-llaiiiy at full bock, 
Carpmiu'l a) half and Mit4'hi.-ll forward. Tiix ki<rSci^^ of the tirat- 
naoifd U'lnji cuaislyntly jitKHl. The two Scotts were, »» usual, well 
to the front and peppored in a k>khI many shota, none of which, 
however, uiade a'ly tMll on Tlu' World j,Miil keeper. For The World, 
SkinaiT nl lu-iiln' half hr»'-k wa.-* ino.I olover, idciirly proviujf the ffreat 
vnlue of a t^»d half bat*k in fei-Jinjj the forw.-irds ; of these latter all 
played ihrir hardest, and it wmibl In- diffii-nlt to iieWt any for Bpeolal 
tneiitija. Tlti- i^uw terminated iu favour of The World by one to nil. 

A FooTiiAT.r. MjiTrn, Klan^ v. S^lan^r Pire Ilrigado mw plared 
on Batiii'diy. 27tl) April, and escitod great interewt. Klnng wa« 
n-ry uuf«'rt*iiiate iu I wiiij.' thp serviwH of no Icaa than fire of it« 
fin) teaii mra, but th>* substitutes cbo»eu in tbeir Bt«iLd were able to 
rpuder au exo'lleiil aivoiint tif themHelves. The rcMiU of the match 
was R nT^tit snrpri-te t<n all, as it wna tiuppnsed thai the Fire Brigade 
wouI<l win haniK ilown. Thi* (.Mine was fairly even throughout, but 
the Buptrrior w^-iitbt t>f tla- Kuiila Lumpur men was of course apparent. 
Ha<I the nhiHiliii^ nf ibi' lalli'r iK-eu a little slraigbter there would 
dnnbttoiiH have boiii one or twit piiiuta scrorod. As it inrned out the 
m;itcb ludid in a draw, no piint bcinjr obtaicp"! by cither side. The 
Klang ti-aiu may be trtmgratulated on Iiavlug played an exceedingly 
plucky uphill game ii^aiiiHt hoavy odds. 


Tiff: I^ELAXaaJf JOfTRKAl. 


TTAVIKG n-aA id your lii«t i«8ueC— — 'a account of an elephant 
■T^T liiinl we haJ togctlior, it incurs to mo that youi- ivmli-rs may 
f be iutcifstod in our latc-r wau'lvrin^'s thmugli ilic tll\i IjHtiKikt 
' Diatriot iu amrcb of furthtr Bport. You will, of count**. Dn<&r- 
atand that mirlliirst for liKwiil whh tuorwughly iiTDUsefl lij" the "whole- 
sale slaughter " uf " a (uHkcrlfKs iimli? t'lephaot, a fi'tualc xiid a V(iiiD|r 
caiS" -vide "Toh Giiiah." &7r«rf* 2'iW«. (_By tin- way, a mnckoab is 
not a fi'inalo, Ihouxli lie may be ro)<iit« !) 

A truthful Malay liavinR M>ut uit> " khalmr " of elephants Wing seen 
m»rScun'nyih.wo»ilarUHU"or that ])hLLv in ai^arriftKi-and (loir! NolhiuK 
lik«(lotii|^ the thipp i>rnp*'rly— *'Ic|ilia,ulsarf wnKJtiw animals an>l ad- 
mire didf'lay. as anyone who has seen tbom at the " Zoo " will realise. 

C wa.s 80 confident of suw^pm that he hud hro\i|<ht a i-antf-ra with 

him, ami wiled away thu lime fX|iiuiiiiiiK to mt* Ihi- jMmitiouH in wliirh 
ourjirospt'i'tive vii'lims wt*ri?to !»■ jiholitp-iiphtHl, for, a* Iv said, ■■Sbo<«l- 
inj;^ el<^piianla in a (country liki- ^M'lan^for U m rasy. that unlpwi out- 
]ihotoi!Ta|>h8 them hotli U-fmv and afti-r dr-ath— why, thi-re's nothing in 
il!" Arrived at 8i'iiu*uyih. wi:- jmt up in the Polii-c Station and sent 
for the tnithfid Mrday. who came aceom])iauied. hy a Sakai, the latter 
iufoi-miii}; u» that a few davA ht-fore a herd »f •■Icphaut^ had ])Aid htm 
a vieit, and. lK>iu};r in u phiyfiit mood, after demolishing his garden, 
pulled doivu liis hoiiM* and lram]»led ouf of hi» ehildreu !•> death; tin- 
child was about five years "Id, uud the father seemed terribly nj<««?t 
about it, ElephautR an' atnusiiig creattires, and so harmless Ihat the 
Governmi-at ahonl'l pnitwt th-ni. ("Toh Gajah." please note j At 
daybreak on the morning after we arrivetl. vv etartttl toward* Bera- 
uang, and wmhi foiuid Inu-liK uf thi> Riikai's risilaula; they wurt*. how- 
ever, nlleast three day r' old. After followinj^ them for some miles 
and oeeln^'' nothing of tbem. we t'oueludcd they had left the distriet, 
ao rettui3od to Seuienyih Station intending to remain there for tlie 
niffht. and theu bavf aiiDlhertrr m-xl day. TIiih plan was. however, 
changed on my ree*'iviut; a letter frr>iii Uln Langnl Stalimi teUing xae 
that \'i setadang had bt-eu lieen by a poUeeman near l>u8uu Tua. and 
urging me Ici t-<»me and tthoot ih'iii at omii. Now ]:j i» an uiiltu;ky 
nunilHT, and I khh iiichned to iloulit tht- truth of Duk (.talt'nit-nt : 

but C .being verv keen and having a eMiifidiug nattire. thought 

the letter simntd noi K- ignored, so wf patk^d np our trapa and 
started ^wttliou I the earriagi'' and pair this titr.e. f^eljidang are not ko 
particular about it]ipeanime«, thi-y like being shot anyhow. 

On our way u> Kajang we met a diminutive sjecimen of hnmauHy 
driving uKulky, who iiimRtei) on our having hmi-li witli him ; he wuuld 
lake no rvfUBal. although we as!*un'd him (but miirhly liuatcrH like 
ourwlvw eared little for creature lomfortp. This gentleman, who hails 
from the ADtijxrdfK, iibewud us ifoiue line ftptcitiienN uf wild buRalo and 
sambnr deer headH whiidi adnni the walls of his l>iinL:atow ^ he alno in- 
formed UB that the elephant sh'-tting in hit* i-ounrry wh« a thing to 
dreftm about. I Ivlieve he meant k»ugai'o<i. but wis afraid of offend- 
ing him by saving Rti. ua the auimnbt are so much alike aft^r lunchnm. 



Aftpr a short roet va hado &T&veH to oiir licwt and liia filial wifr, 
whn ffatHTftillv wicitit^l UH " Gixxl Imrk," auti ri-tiiiiiie<l our juurner to 
Ulu Langut. Ai-riviui; there in the wtMiiuff. we stopi>e(l to iiit4»rviow 
thi* luan who sakl he saw tht* Vi (wlaJjin^. and th?n went on toDuMiiit 
Tiia, unil [tilt, up at the Iniii^low iK-ar the ivletiniled hut s|)riU({H. 

DiiThfiht KHn UH a^iiu i>u thi> wiii|jaTh ui*ar Kiiitla Klulii, aiul there 
WHS no doubt abi>vil **-liKhtnn haviug Ufi'n here quite reci'iilly. The 
whole pla<-e r^semltled a rattle rard.lK'injf trodJeu down br their hoofs 
in evtirv direct iuu : hut of the aiiiiiiaU thfui8elvi>ft wt- si\w iiothiug, 
allhuutrh we tmuijietl through niativ inih'H of jiuij^h- in the hojM' of 
j^ttintf :t Khot tiud did not ^ive up till quite lute in the eveuin;;. 

C- was (ui<Ur <iisii]>i>oiiited. hut ehtyrcd uji r.-.n«den»hlv on our 
reltiro to the huiitfuKtw. m we found here a veMtmU'ti Tti>;hlai)d 
chii>ftain and hit> retiuue taking the waters — the^- hud takfii Iheui lk>Fore 
we arrived, apparentlv not undihited. We pr-jceeded U> do likewise, and 
the result waa f^^ratifvin^. 

In the evening we willed a meeting uf the fftortinp: comnJunitT and 
il watt decided In have utw uion- tn at Siiugei Liii. ii plaee several 
mili'ii HWftv. An earl^ ataH Wiu^ desinil'le we soon •■ turned in." our 
movement U-inj; rtecelorated hv theliveh- mtwquilo. wliow prem-ncc wa* 
not to 1m' ifinonil. 

At 4 a.ni. we wi-re i-alli'd and soim uftiT slnrted. in ii jjharn' this 
time — We weiv geltin;; des]«emte mid wejv ih-li-nuiniil mil lo h-l huulII 
rbtutfs stand in '^ur wnv- A ^Irive >•{ nlx'ut lu niih-." l.-indod un near 
Gintui*; Pf-ruh, and I'nuii this point we«-ulrn*<l (he junjfli', finding pleutv 
of elephant Init-k^ aluiot^l innm^diatrly : hut Iheywtivall ftevemt dttVfl' 
old. and we e-iuld nlake nothing of tliein. 

At lost one tnuker decided that we were in the wriing pinee and 
odvistrtl u iDove in the din.-<.'tiaM of .Iel<'hit. lie look uii nlnioHt lu tlie 
top of SwettealiRui Peak, and then told us he had lust the wur, nuou 
which L'-- — -. who bad latelv Ix^en travellinj; in India, toninieneed iin. 
plorin^ him in the imml t.-hoii.e Hindustani to vioit a pla^L- fte«|ueatly 
mcniiuned \>y iiiipiiuiH Hindiitt, uod to reiutun then*. The traeker 
•.ppearo I grievtHl ul thege retutirks, jumI reivimuieuded us to' returu 
home. a« the elephants weit not to !«■ fomul. 

We took liiit iidviee and n;lnrued (dowlv to our gharry. whi«h tot>k 
u« Imek to the hununjuw ■ siiddiT jtml wiwr men," If that tracker 
survive* C — —'h snitiinij.' reir»irk». lie will he u lucky man. 

We sj^Mfnt the night at Du^tui Tuit and n-'turned to Kunla Lumpur 
the folhiwing day, disappointed with our lack of sport, hut huvinj^ aeen 
a good deal of the jnufrle and enjttjred a pleaaant outiug.— S. 

"VTTEIki/I 8u1laii'(i weather for the Hari Raya spurtM. uiid nature 
yy wore Sultan'it eolourn loo. n» the anwua trees were in bloom. 
J On the Uth, the day fixed for the children's Bpoiis. the sehoo]. 

' I)oTs froui the diffea-nl gehools aKsenihled with tln-ir respeetivu 

maulers. Jugru whooHiovs wore yellow uud ri'd ; Biiinlar, [lure vellow ; 



Telok, red: and Kimla Rvlongor, (rrwn. Tlio uifi«t*>r uf the Tnlok 
School appoant) in pnifcssoriiil fttrit-, iind it atouscd one to watch bu 
cicitemcot over th*^ efforts of his pupils is the tiig-of-war, in wbicb, 
Iwwever, the Juf?ra Ikoys were the %-ictur8. Tlu- flat raiv for the L-hil- 
dren was oswedinjily ^ood. hut in i\w first race odl- Ultli* un-hin that 
had kept for the ivholc way in the front, unfortuDat<.-ly fell just U8 ho 
waa nearing the winoinf; post, and we were sorrv for the Utile fellow. 
thmi^li iiilmiring the pofwl ^infe with which he relinniiieihed the honour 
that would liavi- iMvn Lis but for the accitleni. The nut-gatbt-ring 
was Dot saccessful, the bigger children having' it all their own way to 
tfao exclutsiou of the hiiiuIIit awm. The hit^h jumpiii); was apleodidly 
dune, one child jumping n^ much an four t'ect. 

In the oventni; the Sultan held hiti iiwpUon and the f>r<H^edtn)^ 
were very interesting. \l\» Ui^diuess eutca'd the ball with hia numtr- 
ous attendants, and took hia seat on the carpet at one end of the plal- 
form, ininiediatoly behind the dais, which wa^not altovrelher expected, 
aa it waa imaf^ncd by the Kurupeanit present that the dnia, elaborately 
covered with yellow doth, was erected for His Highness to ocaipy, As 
aooD as nis Ili^hneM waa aeated, Raja Laiit o|K-n(>d tbe cen^monr ; 
taking bis position, with hands raises! before bis fai'e, a few yards m 
front of the Sultan, he prucet'Jcii on bended kuvt^s until he n-iiehed the 
hands of His Hi^'hneBs. orer which ho reveivutly IwweJ. Hia 
HiehneBs then nddresseJ a few words tn bim. aud the chief then 
retired Imekwards. still on bended knees, until ho came to the spot 
from whore he started, and the same wnunouy was tvjjeialtMl by tbi> 
nett chieftain, and by all those who bad taken their Heata around the 
lartfe platform. U took a long time to yet thruOch, and towards Lho 
end the smaller chiefs advanced in two« while the Kultan kept op an 
unbroken ctuirermtiuu with the m<>re distii)|{iiiehed ones. Raja BAt, 
who was Master of CeremonieB. (jave one the iinpn-iwion of ronat 
stiitably tilling the part., and to hiii ntanugeiuent Ibe iiui-o'tts of the 
reception was due, which waa lx)th pretty and interesting. Tlie 
presence of the bauid add(>d greatly tn the Hceue. 

While walkinf; through the grounds we noticed the long atap ^htrda 
which wert! put up for the lenip<tniry aeeouimodation of some of the 
people, and the hufie cooking utensils, and were told that there were 
one thousand four hundred ]HH>ple partaking of the Sultan'fi hoRpitality. 

The Sultan had given pennisniou on the previouH day tluit three of 
hia wild buffaloes from the herd at Bandar might Ire shot, whereupuu 
the keen spirttiuieu had gone out and tthol four, in lui nhotct — but still, 
althouRh this was one more than the nural-er, the cooks found the meat 
insufficient, and two more had to be killed. 

Tea appeared to l>e the beveraere moat in vogue to quoncb the tbirrt 
of the motley crowd, and it was l>eiu^' brewed in a pot tto huge, tJuil it 
remindetl one of the frying pan of nurwry tali-a, in which a eertaiu 
dmgreeable man who was u uoisnuce to bis family waa fried. 

The Pnhti (a gunU>at Itelangiu^ tn His Hi)*huCf;ft the Sultan 
of Jobore) arrive<l on the 12th, and brought some of our friends from 


Singapore. The crew of the Ptilai took part in the sports and von 
Mnne of the prizes in the Ixiat races ou the ]8th. The Jii^ra iK^at won 
the first prize in the first race the Kuala St'Iaiijifor iKwit t-arrving off 
the second prize. In tlie second ra<'0 the iirjit jirize was won by the 
Johore boat. The larfj;e crowd on the hindint,' siaj,'0, watching the 
noes, caused one of the posts to sink. 

Next came the pony race, Haji Brnim's Falima coming in first 
followed by Haji Tliair'« Contractor, Mrs. Stafford's Bmivy making a 
fl^ood third, and Raja Yusnp'a Baboo lit'in^' t'onrtli, wlijltst Miss Enid 
Tumey's Mab, losin;,' her rider, was nowhere. Miss Elsa Tumey's 
Maggie, which promised to do something', uiifortnnat"Iy went lame in 
training and surati-hed. Kaja Mnda's Tiddtj did not turn up at the 
start owing to a light rider not Iwing obtaiuiiMe. 

The tng-o£-war, Selangor Iwatmen against Johore men, was won 
by the former. 

The first prize in the high jump was won by a man from Perma- 
tang Fassir, who also won first prize in (he long jump, flat race and 
throwing the shot, thus attracting attention by carrying ofE four 
prizes. The first ^irize in the sack race was won by a Juliore man, the 
second prize being a tic between a Johore man and police constable 
Mat of Jugra, Tlie three-legged race first prize was won by Ser- 
geant Hussin of Jugm, the second prize by a visitor from Johore. In 
the obstacle race botli first and second prizes were won by Johore men. 

After the events of the day, phottigrapha of diffrreut (^roui)8 were 
taken, and at night Mr. Buckley had liis magic lantirn entertainment 
for the school children. 

The Pnlai leaving on the morning of the loth was the "Ivginning 
of the end," and it was with feelings nf regret we bade farewell to the 
kind friends who had helped to make the oeeasinn still brighter by 
their visit.— M. A. T. 

[Anothee Account.] 

The Malay sports, given to the school children and Malays of Jugra 
and other out-distriets hy H.H. the Raja Miula nf Selaiigor, were 
attended by a grent number of visit^jrs wlio met under Mr. Tumey'a 
hospitable n)oE, Mrn. Turney, with her usual resoiuri' in au emergency. 
had managed to pnivlde slee]'ing-rooui for abnut i>ev_'u of us, and at 
meal-times wo couutcd (ineluJing children) nineteen ]ico]ile, a good 
record for a private house. 

I will not attempt to give an account of the sports, but merely 
give the results of my own imjirpesions ; I have si-^'ii native sports, 
on sereral occasions, but none so entirely Malay iji ehanicter as these 
sports at Jugra. 

To begin with, over two hundn^ schooolboys froui various districts 
were present, dressed in their best and decoiiiied with enloiired bands 
(the badges of their resj^ctive schools), and ouc and all looked as 
blight as could he wished. 



AmuTi^t the vchooltaa«terB one struck uft ait ]>artieu1aTly oomioal ; 
dresaed in EiirofK'HD clntlios. witli tromeodoimly lii^' blue epei.-t«u.'lt-*8 
on hiR inonr jir'tmiDOul fixture, ami willi n huge uiuliretla tnckiHl under 
bin arm, ho waa the ex»ict picture of a moat pompous old ppof^asor. 
Hp vcoiild h»V(> miu1i>, mort-nver, iu i)tli«r ri^»i»nrtfta nphindiu subject 
for a i-arit-atitrisl. who wishod 1« ilhmtrnte the nii^fm typo ot Native 
States* HchuiiliuaHter. iiiid when lie ^ot excitt'd. uad ^«»ticuUUed wildly 
(taktnt^ great care. hovreTer, not to drop the nmbrella) he created uo 
little amiispment 

Another KtrikiuK fi^ire was a Pen^hnhi. who, to do honour to 
the day, had i]onm>d ii tiuit nf K)>i>t]eHK whttf. A rii-hly tmibmidered 
sinokiti|;-ea|> wii« pfrfh*"*! well on inic sid»' of bis head while its toitae) 
drooped gracefully over the ear. He idao wore a pair of upeclaelea of 
portentous Bize. The Impreftsiou would have heeu an favourable aa 
no ix>uhl have wiahfil had he not fotviiMea a jtortion of under lineai 
which fluttered, in the breeze fmni Ifeoeath bis coat. 

I inUHt not furRet to imnitiuu the jiart of " lunonence pemoniBed," 
as played by a liltle boy, who in his hurry io see the sports had 
appeared on the aeone in the trarb which nature had provided for 
liiiii. thereby forming.' a threat ointnist t<* the festive eoKliimett of the 
other rhildri'ii. Many IfjijaK and PfMk;huhiH frmu other di»triel« wert* 
prescni and watched thf sports with ai'*^*^ interest. Some were 
dressed in their yiietun-fiijuc Malay eoNtume. aixl wore n BtifT handlcer- 
chief draped round thf head, with its ends jauntily twisted up on one 
aide. At the same time, they nia<le a cousidemble display of lieatilifui 
fdlk KLnmi^s, whifh ^n-iitW took our fancy. 

On the afternoon of the first day's sports U.H. the Sidtan held a 
reeeption in the C'ouueU Qooni at tlK> iHtanu, and wo wen'> able to 
witness the eeremony, whieh inten'sled us verj- tnueh. 

As the Manila Band, which waa kindly sent from Kuala Lum|Hir 
and was much apprei-iated. struck up "See the C<inqnering HeTt> 
comes." His Hit^hness, accompanied by his awordbcnrer*. etc.. walked 
briskly up the tliuht of steps), li-adin^ to the Council lloom, in which 
the RajaN and Penghulus were nhvady ai-M-nibli-d. Aft-t-r ^'f.-tiu^; uh 
with a cordial nhake tif the hiuidK. be Healed himRctf ou the raiM^l 
platform which was covered with rich carjn-ts aud mats, his folIowerB 
taking up their position on either side and behind him. Then he 
quietly proeeeded to pull on his silU jacket, which he iiirried over his 
arm 1 1 dn not know if Ibis is part of the ceremony). and then after au 
interral of silence lasHnjf two or three miautcjt. the ceremony befcan, 
the Rajas cravrlin^r up in turn on handfi nud knees (|tau8inK oillj 
twice to make ohi'isauce) till ihey were near »-nou(;Ii to kiss the 
Sultuu's hand, upon which Hi-^ Uighnesa addretiscil a few cboann 
worda to each and the chief rt'lircd baokwards, in as he approaciied 
(the Bamp attitude.) The cerenHtnv InRled til! the whole numK'r of 
chiefs who came to pay their respects was eximustixl. When all wa« 
over, the Sultan retire*] to his private apartmeute and the guests were 
supplied with refreshments. 



Iiie~~of IIh' KnjiMt told lUf that fourtwn hiindrwl Mnlavfl were 
ont^iiamei] at ihc UtanB, ad aftrr having sivn the hu^o vtfiisel in 
which the Wft wiw iiiri<Ii», wliirli was hit; I'nouj'h tt i-onlaiii a btifialo. 
wc wi-ix' fullv pri'iiarcil l<i U-licvc th<' (.liiicincut. It in m-»*(lli'«s t<> say 
that Jugra <'arm''i "ff most ]>rizc« in (ht* cijurts, to tlit; prt'jit gatis- 
forliim uf H.ll. tin* Raja fiiuda (tUi* orijritialor iif tlii" KjMJrtjt anil (h»* 
tfontrtliiilor of the nn)D*\r for thf iprizpn). itml uf Mr. Tiinn'v, who was 
of gTt'at aBsistauve in t'nrrFinjf out the day's itroijrannm'. ovcii to 
acting wm/a mala and keej'ingoff intnifler.i with a lung bamboo, whilst 
Pt'utfhiilus Mohit ami Kasaiiu of Klau;; Diadi" fir»t-raff iicutfiiautu. 
Tho (w.t <lnT«' projifnimiin,' went nft' withmil n hilrh ami t'vcrvlwKlv 
ej£i>rc8»ctl tin? fcimv opinion thai thi'y ha4l «|H'ni a thoroiirtbly 
eujoyaldc aaO ]tIt*aBiuit l^aater holiday at Jiigra. 

••»*•* »•• *• •••*•• * •» 


Ty/riNUTES Ufa Gt-m-ntl Meetiuy held a) tiie StdauKor Club ou 

/Vl 27tli A|>ril, 1895. Pn-*'nt; Mr. E. V. Ortivv (Chiiinnan). 

/ Mr. P. M, Hon-hor (Hrtn. S4.f,), M.-««r». T Gilmon. C. Mcikle 

and E. B. Skinm-r, Coinuiittw McnibcTJ*. Messrs. llurih, 

Forsyth, C. Gordon Glassford. R. C. Meible, B. C Kindersley, 

Nirholua, NiKHOn and W. Sti'plu-niion. Viaitortt, MeBHm. Ri>>;er8, 

Jackson and J. Knox. 

1. 'Pht* notii-'c railing the mi-eiin^ liaviu^ Wen taken aa ivad, the 
ininnt**!! of the last nuteting wor»* r**ad and t-onfinnwl. 

2. Propobod l>y Mr. Irfikc. et>condfd It Mr. C. Mviklu: 

(i.) That th<? Conimittee of the S. P. A. Iw empowered to 
find out from tioreruin'-nl whrtht>r tlu! proposed 
estenxion of the S^'limij'ir Hiiilway Syiiteni to thi* 
Iwrdt-rs of Pahaoff bi- a fa'-t ; and, 
(ii.) That if su.-h U the f-ase, it l>e duly point«d out to 
Govenunont by tho Coniniillci' of the S. P. A. that 
sni-h )Ln undi-Hakinj.; nnist neitftMirily l>e a ^reat 
strain on the hmtl lalnnir rcsoiinvs au"l therefore 
detrimental to the exiBlini* plant iug interetits; 
(iii.J That GoTernmi'ni therefore tw asked ,whfthei' it ig 
pi-opowd] to take ttdt*qnBle »Xv\>» during thu pn-nent 
riiir to rt^Tuit fnmi withont Selan)(nr a, suiEdect 
lidwur foree. 

After some discussion it was decided to Blighlly alter planse (iii.) by 

adding the words " whether it i» prajtos^^d." and also a fourth clanop : 
[fnf.) That in the event of the work U>ing given out on con- 
tract, Oovt^rniiient nruuhl bind the contractors to 
imiHtrt their labour foroea.] 

Tht' r.-ri'i]»iip.u iu tnia form was then i^iit to tli(.' meeting and cajried 

unanimouiily. ^__ 

3. Mr. P. M. Por^dier hftVjMMHtttetcd rhnt, owing to his ap- 
pnxuihin;; di-|*artii>-e from lh« ^mP^bould K- unabl« any longer 



to laiTv on thf> work of Hon. Seoivlarv ; tlie Chairman, urior i^xpress* 
iiijf lliL- rv^ri't wliifh the Asaociatiou Mi that Mr. !*nrch<-r would be 
BO soon Iea%-ing tliiMii and their njiptvcuuion uf thu hnrj work hu had 
done, intimftted iliiit rhcro was a['(tari»atlv Bome difficiiltv id trf-itiiij* 
asothcr iii(?iijlit>r lt> t^ikt* ii]> lh« Si'i-ivlarrsbip, aod KU^^etit^d tJmL in 
ordvr to avoiil n rriiithws Uiilot Komo tj;i.-iitle)u»n uituLl volunltvr. 
FinuUr, Mr. (fil>hK>u kiiidlr t'oiuH.'ui<-d to act imtUMr. H. UutTonlMwli's 
ivturit from EiiroiN', Hud wait itccorditiKlv t'Ici-U-d uuaniiiioiiKlr. 

5. Mr. A. Fi'rsvlli was i-Iccilvd ii member of Comiuittec. 

6. Bead letters fn.iin (Jiivernmcnt Sccretarj- : 

(L) IV'ipht aud chargt.'^ on coffee between Klangand Sioga* 

[•OJV ; ■ 

(U.) n*'ijnlatii.u IV. of 1802 ajid writlon euulmctd ; n-Aolred ; 
" i'hiil ihc Hon. Si'i'n?tiirv do uiiccrlaili from iht* 
Clui'l" M.-nji8tr'i).te furtlior ]>artivtUurti with n.>>^rd 
to writttfU L-uiitmctft iuid whni niiuilR-r of nm]i<>s 
call hv iucjudt-il iu each sui-h iKititrurt ;" 
(iii.) Admiiwi<m of lawviTs; 
(i».J 320-a«.Te Uook syat^'-ni. AI*o 

(v.) Lt'ltfr fniiii 8. U. P A. e3t]>iTS8mp Ihc n-ndiness of thai 

bodv to jotu tit tbo foriiuition of ji CVntrul Asflut'ialion. 

(ri.) Letter from Hon. S«?oivtarv to Mr. G. L. Touur iv titat 

^•iitleiniiu'^ |>ix>ii(itt^il to 8ii|)[ilv the 8. P. A. with 

Intti:in liiliour. 

7. R«ul corri;spoud«-u«' between Mr. E. V. Caryy and th«^ Slult' 
En^iutfr in couiitvlitiu with that oflioijil's ni'fuiiul to diHtnisg from IIh> 
Goveminviit Rfrvif-o nn ovwHeer imd ii mundor wUu lia*| \n;vu couvit-U'd 
in till' Si'laiiijor Courts of crimpiu}! Mr. Carev's coolie*. A member 
gave it as his opinit'U timt it was u rule of the Government Servii.v that 
any ofliitT rouvictid of an offern^' in the Courts should In? diamisw.-d. 
Several mcniln'm ypokt* slrongW iijuin thin Huliji><?t aiid Mr. Cun'j tP*^^ 
notice, that, if the fiirthor eudeuvours he propowNl to make to ia(Iu««> 
the State Eut;i(ni.T tu rwouitidiT hiH determination, were of no avail. 
he would at the next m(>etiuK m«ive the followiof; ivsohition : " Thitt 
copies of tho corresj-emlemv wljich hatj j-ajtsed I.H:iweeu Mr. K. V. Carey 
aud tbe Slate Knffineer Lh? forwarded to the (Joveniment ; and further, 
that the GoTcrnmeiit Ik* informed that thin Asso<:iui)on stroiiply dcpre- 
tsales tbe aelioii nI the State En<;iiitvr in ri'taioing the stTviecs of 
Sinna Tamhi. oven-i^vr. and Sintm Tuuibi. mundor, a« l>eiu)^ attog«tbur 
oppoHe^l to the true intfreKtts of labour." 

The nief^tin^ teniiinaled with a vote of thanks to the chair at 
13.16 noi^Q. 


(Vuff TBE T*ABT NUMBKK OF TUK Sehnrfor Jottrnni.) 

1, A fuller TcrsioD of tbi formula of the BiduQ*« engageturnt 
uns as followH: — 


"HahjA mencmpah biilau (or iai-tali ]iL>-tiLii>h sirili) uiink sahya 
yang sudab chubup bulan dUinen^-autUiiii;; ini-hili taudii-uin, Birili 
■Br-kapor, pinang sa-kachip, tembakaii s:i'iiHilnt, irambir sa-kt'ping. 
akan haudak ber-bidan kupada Mak Ami: jikahtu tt'iii^iih luiilam 
diDihari datang aakit anak sahya. lut'lainknu Toh Bi<liin-luh yang 
flohya ainbil, tiada lain orang, aekamng iui iiiiii-apa yaug maksud Toh 
Bidan khabar-kan-lah kapada sabya." lu r<.']>ly, \]\v Bidau statt^s the 
termii. I may add liere tliat no h-sa than fftvri Bidaus were 
formerly requisitioned at the birth of a Kaja's i.-hikl. and that if the 
child died, the Bidan who was adjudL,'ed to he responsible for ita 
death paid the penalty with her life. 

2. Casting the child's horoscope : this may bo done in several ways; 
i.e., either (a) by astrological calculations. (J>) by the process called 
Falakia (Arab.) or Paluk (Mai.), in which the Abjiul (an ulphaWt 
whose letters hare certain mimcrical valnt-s asr^igncil t^i them) is used 
for casting np the letters of lx)th parents' iiiinu's; (*■) by the prtH.vss 
called "the light at the txlge of tlie jar nt' wult'r" (Di;in di tepi 
buyoug aver), which consists (as itH naim- iiii|ilit'sj in takini; onu'ns 
from the appearance of wiiU-r lit up bv tin.- Hninc of a taper afiixivl to 
the edge of the vessel ; (<7) by covering over " iiyer sirili " ci>ntained 
in a cup with a sirih leaf, and taking miiriis fruni the appearani*e of 
the "aver sirih" on removing the covcriuL: nl'tcr a short inler\'ul. 

3. The ground Ijclow the lloor of the Ihhim' is ul'leii " charmed " 
(di-jampi), to lind the sjKit which is lllll^^ free frmn evil siiirils, t'rcim 
which it is thought the child will otlierwisi' suffer, The trimj umiin 
and tlie jMUiJan dtir! are brith thorny plaiilii and are iise<I for similar 
reasons; i.e., for keeping oft' the evil s|iirits v.lii> are supitosed to Iw 
prolmbly afniid of the thorns. Similarly (lie \ih>r jimtini is used 
because "'any evil spirit trying to get !i1 llie chlM (tn .stick its Moi>d) 
will run his neck into the circular frame,'' and being unable to dis- 
eng^^ himself will l>e thus caught ii.s lu a trap. These rattan frills 
or frames for <;ookiug ]iots are of two kinds, the /(/.c;' jiinhtn being a 
single frill only, and the hicar bdirtn a dotililc one. 

4. Biuih kras is sometimes added to tlie hot water in wliieli the 
patient is bathed: the "bather" must U' of nuexei-ptiouable character, 

5. The dried leaves of the "pis;ing klat " are known as l;>riniAnnij. 

6. Guam (also called rliuam and 'waui) or se]-i;iw;in i.s said to be 
of threj kinds, (1) seriawan bibir. (2) seiiauan lidah, (:{) seriawau 
Jangit-langit — I.e., soreness of llie hjts. the ton^nic and the nrnf of tlio 

7. Batu Kawi — i.e.. tJie red sfoiie wiiich is ^mund uji, and 
nibbed over the child's skin, is said to imssiss aslringeMl i|ualities 
(klat) and hence to improve the glan. I'lir whieli p;u'|"isi' it ii^ also 
used by Malay women. Tlio richer el;i7.ses prepare a pasle from 
bcdak and batu kawi, the Iiclak hivin.: firsi l»"n c\[>i>s,'il lo the 
smoke of burning eagle-wood. sauJul-uoo I iuil ineeiive. The uiinie 
comes no doubt from the Island of Langkawi, from \vh"rice it is stiid 
to be broutrht. 



8. Rirlli-in:irk8,irow.i«(? fnmi k«*ua-iui), urUirlli iiffi-otiimn.uitpwu" 
W tij-riug D-otu irtTtuit) {'livoicul ur hvittvrkitl ouiiUiliiju» which ]troduca 
either ai> act>ui.l or an affec-teJ ivH^nniitaui-c to soiiur partiL-ular animal. 
Tliiiii tlic vtctiui lujiv U' l:<-u»u ikau (titli>titrurli). k<'iiuii aiijiu^ 
(dag-Biruc'tc), kouuii i>nik (»jic-6rnu-k), kenan keiiim (cTHli-Rtnu-k), 
etc*, etc., it \n:bm «utd thnt iu va-cli vtui<i the victim citlior diitpla^'s bd 
L'xterDul (.-otT'onil reH\.'liili1jiu<i- to ulie of tlic auiiiiniB alMTe-tiaueU, 
ur tiW' (uiul uiun* «>iiiuiuulr) iu mnue way iiiittaU-tj its actiitiiii or 
even it* voiw. Possibly Ui*; latliT form of tb« ^liwasc hIiouM be 
clattsifiod merely as a form rif Ih^^ malady so i>eculidr to Malays called 
LtttaJi. Iu liny cast* the ttubje^-t i^ oaa which mi^ht he worth e^-ientific 
iuvL-«ti^1ioii, cvfii though it euuuMt ariM> from tlie caiiiM.- tu irhieh 
the Maliiys attriliiite it. 

i). Thf use of irou: It is very difficult to inmijine a rtn»*.m for 
this eiiitlniu. unless it. be tracwl Itaek to the ««'ord which wii* used by 
aud biirlL-d wilh tlic trut- lielii*ver. Tii fuel. I Iiarc U'cu aasiii-wl that 
UuH h cornM't aiul that the scarrity of iron in the Peuiimiila is the 
only rcnson for allowiiiir the gahfftUii(**« dcscriljod. 

10. Iu iiipHt [ilaccfl. th» child in laid on a mat and " ad<>|>t«d " hr 
tik* father (as waii the Romau ciit^tom). aud a foniiula n*|x-ated (vhieh 
ia ceMvil " Itan^" in the ea^e of a male ehild iiud " kamat " in the case 
of a female). 

1 he former ran an foUowa: — 
Aud the IcuiuJil ua folluwa:— 

Ifi "^nroniiand Kris" (p. 231) we n-M) that "Tho nhihlren of the 
Ki ■ vfceivod inlo tho wuild niiilf iu rcli).'ii»u6 form, praver 

( , and tho Aznii, or Allah Aitlwir [inmrnmet-d by the fatiier 

r liim t'loM' to th>> (eQdor uifaitt'^ <-ur." 1 havo unt vet como 

„ Ajtaii ill 8«.'Uu^i<i'. ihe ut'iir*-nt ajtpnpach m tlie word beiii^ 

WuH«itr whii-b ia aiiid to Ijc uite*l hy Ihe Amlw in KI>l-akin^ of this 
'*-ri iiiriiir II U k'iveii. hvwvu'r. In Cliff'-rd nud 6wftifuliMiii 



U. The "tiiloinir "i''ni«loo(f " » laUfd Mudiu, and the foruiuk 
(•luihadut) rims as follon-8 -. — 

'^^^j^i^i -^1 j>^jj »*j^^'' ^'^ ^^^ r^i^o* ^' 

It iH said that imtsiou wau funm-'rlv prurtifted bv Meimuttkiihaii 
and Korim-he MiiIiivk. TIji? ul«it wmKiula of tiiir rlav. tlie yolk nf 
eggs, and |>()imded I'hu'keiiH TivdIi fiMiii tlm k}h'1I. 

12. SaK'i-an : Coal U said to \>v ti*c'd for tbu Hre bv tbofc who 
can nfford it ; a hot stono from the hoarth (Imtii lungku) wrapped 
tip iu old ragH liciu^ KniiK'ttincti adili>d <ir HuliMlituted. 

In Vol. XL of the J I A vv haTe the follywiuj,' reraarka from the 
yea of J. D. Vauphan ; — 

"On ouu iK.'caHiou u pour woman waj^bnui^lil tn the [K*iiit uf deulh 
, BOd wuuM have died il' she had uot Imh'II nfunied hy the kind 
interposition of the Civil AngiHtnut Surgeon ; the esivssive esciteuietit 
uaiiHed hy the h»*al was so <fViT|M)Wi'rin^' that ulterration of mind eii- 
stifK], whifh eontiuued for w'reral inuutht^. AfttT the birth of 

tho child the niother is exposed to u rouriug Bre, oneo iu evvrv 12 hi>ur», 
(or an hour or more ut a. time." 

13. The follimrinK methodsi are resort*nl to for the curing of faiut- 
new (bontan) {a) eausiug the (Kitieui U> ttnieU (di-i«iLp-kuji), fintt with 
one and then with the other nostril, the Krttom of the copper roceptttclu 
(pei'^kapor-an) in whieh the lime whiih fornix il part of the liirih- 
chewiu^ apjoratus in ke]»t, (b) the" rulan-8tvii ' eiire. whieh is des- 
eribed om follows: "'Take a i>ieL'e of rotaii-g^ija about a luista iu 
l<!a^th, and burn abont one and a half inchea of one end : theu take 
the litirul end in tbe nmuth. and blow the >;moke through the bo)h>w 
of the rattan into the |>atienl'B ear." Tliis process is eiill'.-d di<bus>kan 
({,«., di*'mbn5-kan or 'ii-ambtis-kan). ond both tliosc rcmcdiL-n are 
strom^Iv bi'lieved iu bv the MuliiVH. 

1-i. A pimllic*' (ul«il piipok) iHalKt) appUiHl afterlhe enrly lialhing 
totho ptitiout's foreheiuliliiriuirtheWdjiVHofthe" luntan'clxTunak " : 

it conai«t« of leareti of tuhi babi, jiutiiu itam, and bawaut; pnteh, 
pi>uQded and uiised with a little viue|{ar. Mitit^jer ilajm iti the Si-laU' 
gor name of the flower (or fruit) Hpire <if the ineouut. eiilled intiyuug 
til Kedah. 

15. This potion is Huppoiwd tt> be compounded of u Imudn^d 
rarietieii of herbs, etc., aud in heuee culled in 8elauj,'ur "the hittidrefl 
herlw" {rvm[«ih ratus): il is aUo known (in MiiIin-.-ji) as " pot-herbs" 
(n^mimh pri"k;. It is sulil for fifty ivuts ajar («a'priok). iti tij^dilly 
e«ven*d. .lud kept h*it with live ei»lH.T(i which are from time to time 
phuvd l>fueath it. 

16. The richer cla«»e» maki* further i)resent» V> the Bidon in lh« 
shape of old clotheK (kain lM-Uati tnboh) a plau- of sAffvou rice, a 
"cherana" of Wtel-k-af and a cup or "batil" of " Iwduk liniau." 
The scale of char^^;a variert slightly ; occaeiouttUv ?2.40 bein^ charged 
fw th« Bctoud child. imJ !*1.4f«J for the third au'f 8iib6i,-c]ucnt ones. 



lu i-«in<?tiis)(m, I mtiy lulJ a pOHSii):^ bcariug uu Uirv qu^inu from 
Mr. MftXweH's articlfg nn tlu; " Folk-Ukre of (he Miiliivs ' (Jouniul of 
the R.A.S., SB., 1881) which runti ua follows:— 

" Id Bi-tcclin^ tiiaWr for tht< ujiriffhtii of a Mala/ boueo kbtb most 
bo takeu to rejwt any U\^ which is LatU-utecl by the [<re«8iire uf iioy 
|>ansitic creepiT whU-h imiy Imve wuuud round it whtu it vras a living 
trutr. A lu^ Hi uiavked. if U8ed in buitdiD^ a houik^. will (•xcrvitM! na un- 
favounilile iniliifiu-eiii rlitld-liirth, i -nit rat' tiny dvHvi'n-.aiid cndaiimT. 
iug the lives of mothvr and child. Many prt^vavitions mutt t* taken 
to guard against «nt influence of a HiniitaT kind, when one of the 
inmates of a house in expecting to become a mother. No one maj 
" divide the house" (beluh ruma1i>, thai is, go in hL the front, door 
oud out at the back, or Wee tvn<'i onr niav any gxK'st or Btranger bo 
oQtertained iu tbc bouue for one night only ; be inuat be detained for 
a Kueond uigbt to complete an eVL*n period. If an eclijue iH.-L-urti. the 
woman on whuBe iieinxiiit thei>>.> <»l>6ecvaiK\>u an.' ue<vhaiirT intisi )>e 
toikeu into the peuangga fkit^-hen) and pl»red benenlh tun shelf or 

I'latforiu ou whtui thu dumestic utvnsiU aiv kept. A kj^iou iet put into 
ler liand. If 1h*.-su preeautioutt are not taken, the ehild. nhi-u burQ, 
will Ik' di'foriiurd."' 

Tlie itttHfktgi' just quoted applies Uy a great eiteut in Selangor, but 
with a few dift. Trp-iiuU-s. Tims, it hoUMepoiit marked by a creeper i« 
generally avoideii. iu .VliUigor, uii a diffeivut aceuuut — viz., tbal it !« 
ruip|K>iKH] 1o bring suakeB into tlie bouse. 

"Dividing the house," however, ib generally avoided here, the 
threatened evilsi Iwiug averted by t:oui|>eIling the ginlly partv to 
ftubuiit to the iinpleiuiant cereraouy oalled, " semliur aver,'' one of tUe 
family disi.-h»rt;in<; water whieli be hn4 just taki-n into hiB uioutb 
upon the suudl of the eulpril'a baL-k. 

In .SV1aTit;<.>r again, the giu'ii(» must stay Ikrc*! nights (not two) io 
the house, de)mrl ore on the fintt <ir»coDnd night. )M.'iug cnUe^l inen-Jolok 
matam (meujolok to thrust or poke at and hen** the insult). The 
eeremooy by wbieb evil iu averted in ealled rabun-rubun ; Ihu- " reeipD " 
being an follows: take enggu, Imlening kniuing, kitniet tru^, kultt lui* 
wang merah, and kuUt pinaog kring ; reduce them to ashes, and leave 
the asheM for about an buur at Huuiiet on the iluor of the poMage in 
front of the door. 

In the event of an eelipee, the customs an* nearly idt-ntiral; the 
only diffetvnee bi'ing that in the»ie par1« the woniuu is placed in the 
doorway fin thi> nn-onlight if possible) and i.s jtrovidetl -with tho 
nitlAU frill of a (H><>kiug-pot nn well a» a woollen H]H^-on, the former *• 
a trap to eatch any unwary di'Uion who may be wi foolinli ii.^ U> put hi* 
bead *• into the noose." imd Ibi* latter as a weapon of nffeuiv, it liping 
«up|MWtMl thill the rattan bindingi>f the ^|H>l.•rl (whiih nm«t of*^^'ur«ebe 
of the orthod-tx Mil lay |>jit1ern) uill unwind aud culangU* the a««ailaiit 
in the ease of real danger. Finally, the Hidan must be pre*i«nt to 
" manage" the wouuin, aud i%[>eat the ne4X»»ary ehamis.— W, S. 

No. 18.— Vol. Ul.—mh Maif, 1805. 


AT tlie preMut inomeut it wam^ duubtfuJ whether sports will be 
T^ Iiuld ou tho ParaJv Ground to rulL-lirabi the Quoeu'is Birthday- 
J The iifiual prt'liinimirv iiuti^tinf:'. to ni;ikn the liecoseanr ttrraoge- 
meuts, was called for Mondivy hwt, hot for some reaaoa or other, did 
not taLe |>1aci>. It will be a grcut pitjr if this annual nie<?ling for 
Hport8 is allowed to fall through ; thy natives, we hear, are very keen 
about it. Of eounio, it uil-uus u day of heavy and fm^gin^ wnrk for 
the half-di<zen EuroiK-oiig who nianatio the affair ou the field : but 
then. " it's oiily once a year." Aft4.T the meeting of the Turf Club 
(at the Selangor Club, to-morrow uight). we hear thut a CommitUM) 
will be formed, if possible, to arrange tlie Nforttt. 

H.lf.S. Uercury, Captain Fawkea, is expected to como up from 
Singapore on the 28th and 29th ioBtant. It in 1« bi: hoped that a 
cridrot match may be found poBsil>Ie with an ElcTcn from her. 

Skvkhal Si'Iaagor folk will atU^id thi- Birlhilay Ball at Gorem- 
meut House, Sintjpipore, next week. Tho Acting Resident, howevwr. 
will remain in Kuala liumpur, and on the evening of the '24th will give 
a dinner at the Residency in honour uf the uccusiou. 

Mb. E. M. Alex&kdeb, who htia not Iw-en very well for bouio Huie 
past, left Ku:ila Liimpiir laKt week on fthort vacation. We iindurataud 
be UoB taken a trip to Western Australia. Mr. J. Sword is at present 
in Koala Lumpur. 

Mb. E. v. Caret left for Singapore on the 14th iiiBt. for a month's 
vat-ation in India, v'ni Slngitpwre. Al the latter plat-o hu wUl maku tho 
acquatutance of his hou uud heir, who was born iliere on the 5th tnst. 

W« nndersland thai Mr. L. Dougal will x^ry probably oi>en np 
some loud at Kepocg for coffee planting. We trust the rumour is 
right, us if Mr. Duugal weut further afield he would practically be lost 
to Kuaia Lumpur. __^^ 

A CoBUKSPowDEMT wrjtce : "Ab there are some ridiculous 

nimtiurs alluat iu the Statu regarding the Ca{)buii ^"i^—i TT-rkay 



Yap Kwun Sintj;, wonM you be Iciod enough to iatimale tfakt. • letter 
from him reached mo ou the 8tb inet., BtHticf; tbut he aud his familj 
are all well, and happilv settled in Iud natire town. Lung Tuug-ltuu." 

Haht of our loi-al readors will U- ^Ind to hear that Mr. Malcolm 
Cnoiming will aoou W returuiug to lliis part of the world, as Manager 
for the " Friendmhi]! Efilatcs Company." Sujigei Ujong. Prom a draft 
prospectus we learn that with a capital of j&£,000 divided into 500 
shares of ^10. some I,OiX) acres of land — the larger portion of which 
is not fur from the Kuala Sawah Station, on the Sung^i Ujong line — 
will be taken up for plantiog Li>flfve, It Is proposed to at once 
op4^n up SCO acTBS, and 200 more will bv optfued up {gradually. I^iblos 
shewing estimati'd expenditure, receipts, profits, cte., hare been drawn 
up, and " lailfiilatioDs are l»aaod on the sale of euffcc at 850 per piknl. 
whereiw the presM/jif price is ?4.5 to ?47 ; should ihJK prio? I>e mainliiiiied, 
profits will be nearly 50 per cent, greater than shewn." AYe wish the 
projected Company erery success, it has certainly b««n fortuoate in 
securing the serrices of a ^ery able planter as Manager. 

A Book, of some 200 pofir^s, entitled "Belangor EseoutiTv Orders 
and Notificativus." with au Appendix txmlaJnin^'otlier official iuformn- 
tioD, has just bci>n issued from the Govemuieut Printing Offii*e. It 
is compiled by Mr. Robsou and reviKt.-d by Mr. Bfiriugton, aud is 
int^-nde*! for thtf use of Government ntfirials for general reference, 
The i<reface says) : " Any errors or omisnions (.list may appear in this 
first edition will, it is trusted, be brought to notice for futun> correla- 
tion." It will prove a very useful and handy book for SebLii|^r 
Government officials. 

Ok Saturday, the Uth, the band, instead of pbiyiDg at b o'clock 
outside the Club, ]>o8tpom'U their {x.-rfiiriiiauev unlit after dinner. 
The illumination of rcmndnliB and p-ounds we have been accnetomed to 
on the occasion of a " Uoonliifht Band," was wanting: but the visiioni. 
of whom there were a very fair utimber, apparently eajoye<l tb«mseWe«, 

Tbu burifUrs of Kuala Lumpur seem to h&TO a perfect mania for 
clocks. One mnrninp last week it was discovered! that the Police Store, 
just at the back of the Fort, bad been broken into. Although there 
ware many things about that cue would naturally suppose the thieves 
would have taken, they contented themselves with u clock and a rarolTer. 

DuKiKO the week, ouo or two trials of the electric light have be«D 
made in the pa«eenger statioD. workshops and goods yard of tbo fiiul* 


waj, Tinder the direction of Mr. MacBain ; it is expected tliat every- 
thing will be in full workiiifj order by the beginning of next week. 
There are five arc ligbts and between 70 and 80 incandescent lamps, 
of varioua power, set up about the railway premises. We hope to give 
a full descriptioa in our next. 

Uhdee the Prevention uf Disease Regulation, 1894, Chinese immi- 
gration has been stopped until further notice, with regard to all vcaaels 
leaving or touching at the porta of Macao, Swatow or Hainan. This 
proclamation came into force on the lUth iiiistaut. 

A bridge on the Ulu Elang Bead, near the 8th milstoue, having 
l»roken down, through traffic on that road will he stopped until, 
probably, the end of this month. 

The three tall trees on the top of Jugra Hill, which formerly 
served as a landmark, have been cut down and replaced by a trig. 
station, painted white. 

Mr. H. St. Lbqeb Parsons, the Honorary Secretary of the Church 
Committee, acknowledges receipt of the following donations towards 
the Building Fund of the new Church : — F. A. Swettenliam, cm. a., 
British fiesident, Perak, S50 ; G. A. Lefrov. IVnang. ?10; D. G. 
Campbell, Kimla Kubu. i?:iO; W. E. Venning, Kuala Luniijur, 810; 
C. B. Cormae, Kuabi Lumpur, 910; C. Buchanan, Kuala Lumpur, 
85; E.M.Keun, Kuala Lumpur, l?10. Tlie Honorary Secretary will be 
pleased to receive any further help, as a scheme for vi-ntilating the 
chancel is now before the Committee ; a work which is much needed. 

The Singapore Free Prcts lately had a iiaragrajih pointing out 
how Sarawak was shewing Selaiigor tlie way in the matter of a Govern- 
ment Hotel ; and, after paying a tribute t<» Selangor hospitality, and 
referring to broken bricks and palatial Gnvernment Officcp. it reads : 
"Mr. Rodger would be doing a public service if he would authorise 
the establishment of such a building for the rerej'iiiui of visitors to 
the State." That is, we presume, a Government Hotel. Now, Mr. 
S.F.P., please don't. We have Government Clubs, Government Rest 
HoaieB, a Government Railway, and goodness only knows what else 
run by Govemment. Do let the public manage the hotel for them- 
■elvea. To assist the realisation of this, we arc glad to rttprint 
a dreiilar which has just been issued. It is, of crmrse, only a coinei- 
dsDoe that Uie paragraph preceded the circular by only a few days. 
Hie TpfaHttiee to the Paliang and Jelebu mountuiua is decidedly 



" The vant uf an Iiot«l in Kuala Liimitiir has Khmi Ml for a InoK 
time past. A lat^e uumbcr of 8tran^'«?r« vigit thc< place, and tbo Beit 
HouHe 1ia«bL.t>u fuuiKl quiUt innt3c<|ii:Lti! Ui uL^timnioitatu thf uuDii>roiu 
npplicAnts fuv rooms. BL'sidos, tliiTi- is al^vu/s a uximhi'r of msidenla 
and fiimiliea living in thf Native States wLo Wait Kiiala Liimpur for 
a sliort period and huve hitUerto l>e«u obliu:i?tl (o trust to the Itoipi. 
taJitjr of tht'ir fri»>Di]N, liut who would much pivfer to be accota- 
modutod in a first-cUtss hotel. 

" In order to supply this prv<t»ng want Mr. Saljaticr, who has 
Iiitherto leased Ihu Reat House iu Kuala Lumpur and pi^en every 
ifalisfat^tiuii to thoHt* whi) i>atn)iii;iod him, has now arraagwd to t'fect 
a auilttbic biiildiug for aa hotel, and, through the fourl<.>8¥ of the 
Aclinff Resident, has Iwpu oflFurcd hy Govoroment an exceUent ail* 
omK^nit*" thi> Railway Station on m-iderate terms. The position is 
dost; to tliu two C'lulu, the Qardt'ita, thu T<aki>, thi- Golf TiiobB and all 
the public buildings. The views from the hot«l will comprise the 
mountains of PahanK and Jelcbu. 

"A cnruful pkn of Uw Imildin^ Iuk boon nuule by Mr. R. A. J. 
Bidwi'll, Architeet. and it is intended to have all the niasonry and 
materials of the best quality obtainable. The fumitxire will be- ordored 
from Sin(>apore and Europe and will be equal to atij ia the firat-daw 
hot«>l« in Singapuri^. 

" It is proposed to form a Company, under tlie Limited Liability 
Act, iu order to meet the eoHt of the building, with a capital o£ 
$50,000, to be expended as follows : — 

Purchase of Land ... .v 8 3.000 

Buildiiiif .:. ao.tKK) 

Kuruitun-. Billiard Tabhw, et<? 7,000 

Ciish to maintain the Business 5,000 

Stores from Eumpe ... ,,, ... ... 5,000 

Balance for other Contingencies 5.000 



" ITic alwTt* capital will be raised by offerintr the i^ublic 500 shores 
of SlOOcach in a Company called ■ The Stale Howl Company, Limited.* " 

" LiRGniAR coffee." writes Mr. Aldworth, in his report on the tJlu 
Longat Dislrirt, "has continued to attract much attention oinnnn the 
MJalayH. Three hundred and fourteirD acreij have been aliennled for 
its cultivation by natives, while much cnfftt* has been planted in & 
thriftless fashion on land alrvady o*'er burdened with Indian corn, 
pIuntainH and tapioi.-a. Great trouble has \tt\m taken by myself and 
the Penghuliift in trying to impress upon the natives that they cannot 
ever obtain lai-ge retumii frum coffee phinted in this manner, and wi* 
hare, in a few cases, succeeded in persuading Malaya tv con6ne their 
newly opened land to coffee." 



ly the Ulu SoLiDfiOT Report. Bir. Can)pl>«ll, dealing with the same 
subject, wril»«B : ■' Tbw grtmter part of the Und newly opened was for 
coffoc. Mo«t of the Mala^ itumi^frauta are nativofl of Sinnutra, who 
luepul)- come Uj th« Stale to joftke monev and not to settle pcmmuentlr. 
Thfae people 6ii(l tliut after four jreant' wurk tlic^' uui make ii cufft^v 
garden Boiue four or tive acres in extent which they can sell for 8300 
to 84'>0. Thin they promptly do, and return to their own country 
fairly rich men. It seems to mo hopeless to look forward to any lars^ 
increase in the area o! land* cultiratod for padi, when such lauds yield 
80 anioU a return lu caeh for the labour expended on them. NatircH 
DfieniDi! new landn for C'>flfee. etc., ar^i allowed to take one crop of hill 
padi off tJicir lands. This undoubtedly somewhat iuipovcritiht.''S the 
liiitd, Imt iiAtivefl 80 seldom haTo any capital to carry them on until 
their coffee comes into iN'ariu^ that it in aWdiitely necessary that 
thoT should Ih! allowed to take some anuuaJ crops off thuir land while 
the coffee ift maturing. In all other cases hill padi cultivation is 

Tbb Srst regular monthly meeting of the new Committee of the 
Selan^or Ctub was held on Wednesday, the 8th instant, Mr. A. 
BerringtoQ (Vice President). Mr. A. E. BUgh (Secretary), Captain 
Syers, Dr. F. O. Scott, and Messrs. G. Cnmmiog. J. Fronc-h, H. C. 
'Paxun, J. Rufistill and C. Sandersoa being pn>seut. 0r. Scott was 
tbe only one who had not at some, previous time sRrved on the 
Cummitt«.>e. The following geotleraCB were elected mymbera of tbe 
Club: WtfBsrfl. A. Forsyth, E. A. KKwdikcr, E. B. Prior, W. L. 
Ramsay and W. St**phenBnn. The following gootltmen were, subject 
to their acceptance, npjmintcd on the various sub-Committees: 
JViwjjw^Messra. H. S. Day, W. L. Kamsny and W. K. Venning ; 
Beadittg Room — Meears. J. Brown. R. Charter and H. St. L. Parsons; 
Cricixt — Mi'ssrs. L. Doufjal C. O. Glassford, E. W, Neubronner and 
H. C. Paion (Captain) J Foo/'ii//— Messrs. A. K. E. Hampshire, 
F. R. Lott and W. D. Scott, and Dr. F. (k. Scott; Tea » in— Messrs. 
A. 8. Baxendalo, D. J. Highet and C. C. Trotter; Bi7/ iarrf«— Messrs. 
D. Maccrcath, E. W. Neiibronner and E. J. Roe; Sniertainment — 
MuMrs. A. S. Bawndalc, J. French and H. St. L. Parsons, Rev. F. 
W. Haines and Dr. Travers. On the recommendation of the late 
«ab-Committec for the Keadiuf; Room, it was resolved that certain oE 
the periodicals subK-riWd ti» by the Club bhould bu sold by public 
auction, in adranoe. t« members of the Club; the date and conditions 
of salt.' will be notified by the Secretary. A letter from the Oovt-ni- 
ment Secretary was read, at^king on what ti^ruis (he meniliere of the 
CLub would be wilhn^ to hand over the Club buildiu)^ to be used as 



& Museum and Library. It was rPBolv<'J tlial furtlifr mfrtrmation 
from Oi»vfriiinfnt sli'mld Iw oslitv] for bt'fore tho Committee could 
undertake to lay llie matter before the mfmhtni. On Sattirday, the 
11th iust.. a f^Dfral nit-etinf? of nieuibers of the Club wiui ht-ld to 
conBrm thu proLvedingii of the uiet^tiug held ou 27tb April; Captain 
Syers was in thu i^hair. 

A Mbbtiso of the Selangor Museum Committee wan held on tin? 
Itith ineitimt, Mr. A. S. B&xouduli> (Cbainnan), Mr. L. R. Ton I>nnnp 
(Hon. Secretary), and Mr. J. Russell beinj^ present. Tlie Muicnni, 
and recent a«ldition8,Trere inspected, eoosiatinj^' of a valuable collection 
of niinerUogica.1 Bi>etinion6, pr«9CDtod by Mr. C. Wray. of PeraV : inia- 
eellaneoiiH additiouH prt'seutud by various d<inum, and the uddilioiia 
obtained from Sakais lu Pahany by the Museum coUectors. A full 
liBt of each ia ^'iven below. It was rcnolved that a special TOte of 
thanks be conveyed to Mr. C. Wray ; and tlie Committei; ackuowledgej 
with thankf) the f;ift» of variouK other (lunom. A minute waii rcac 
from GoTernmeat, in reply to the Chairman'^ letter, stating that 
endeavour would 1» made to meet tht? views of tbfConiniittee regat 
in(f belter accommodation for tlie Museum. 

Number of visitors during April 1^97 


Total 5.221 

A crocodile 
A titjer 

f>|>eeimen of rock groirtli 
Specimens (3) of Pimjom pold 
Do. Silt^nsin^' ^old 

Do. Borueti antimony 

A snake 


Capt. H. C. Syera... 
Mr. P.A. Tovnbee... 
Mr. AhSwee 
Mr. Blarney 
Mrs. Phillips 

Mr. Jolly 

Mr. Kvlasam 

PreacDUHl by Mr. C. Wray— 
" Slicken»idea " 
Smoky «tuartz 
Qraphit« in ()nart7. 

I>0. slate 
Auriferous quartz 

Do. with iron, copper and 
Gold t^uartz (Bukit Mas) 
Tin and wolfram in quartz 
Tin in iiuartz 
Brown tin ore 
White tin ore 
Tin ore (Chenderiang) 

Do. (Lahai) 
While tin, irnn-ntained 
Micareous iron 


White topftK 

Sapphire in mica schist 

Lttliia mica 


Carbonul^ of copper in Ume- 

Pink i;ninit« 
Red ffiunite 

Do. (Suffolk) 

Rose ([tiartz 
CopiH-r ore 
Red'brown iaaper 
Blue corundum 



Brought in, from Sabais, 

FuRKUB (iipecimenB) 
Fub-apan (*2) 

Arrow poiBon 
Btttu liota 
Outla (7 sorts) 


Turbans (leaves and ^nte) 
Oirdlea (ImviM and graw) 
Bamboo combs 

r>o. «arniiR8 

Do. tumlilor 
Wooden platter 

by CoUeclors — 

Bark dalh 

Btowpi{«s uad quifcn (5) 

Fiddles (2) 


Bo.ikets (3) 

Fishinp trap 

Bjieoiinenft of wood (6) 

Malamn iajii>B (2) 

I^ruana skiti 

Live aoimats — 
Tailleas luoiiker 
Lonp-tailcd monkey 
ri^'-taited monkey 
Civit cat 

Tbx Malay national Iioliday was projierly kept in Jelebn: in his 
report for ftlari-h Mr. Kt^st-r writes! — " Hari H»ya |iassed over with 
thb uBiuil ffBlivitiea, ami on the evening' of the day followinif an enter- 
tainment was ^iveo in my houae and i^rounds, irhen fully 700 Malays 
must hare li^vn pn-sent. Ou auotlnT cvi'iiln^. Mr. Quun. Manager 
of the Ji'lelm Mining Company, gave a [►frft'ct f<'te for thp |»ei»ple, 
oombtninK the attrdi^tiona of a Chiueite wayanf;. hired for the purpose, 
and iJ^rgeouB illumination of the two hillit on vrluch his bungalows 
rtand." ;, 

Wb have rei*ived for publication the 2nd list of sul>8enptioiis 
towards the new Ke^-reation Club, it m univuidably held over. 


TT i« quite refresbiaj; to see oul-c a^ain a list inviting subscribers 
I to griflins, and by tbt* way it is (iiliui^ up I n>alt_v think that the 
/ sporting instiui-t must Iw renting in Kuala Lumptir, We have 
"^ lately had a visit here frt.m Mr. G. K\m, one of tlie larjj;e8t exiKirtiTS 
of horat-a in Sidney. Ho has oflfered to land griffins in Klani^' for 
$270. 1 consider that thi? price is very reanmablc indeed, and I 
quite expect to see at least II^ subscribers. 

Although the sum uec-ssary for uiitkiog the new Course. Stand 
and 8taldLf(, iu all omouuling to about $6.0iKi, has uot. _vi>t \»^'u ni.isi-:d, 
so sure is the Hon. Sfcrvlary of (jettiiit^ dci>eutiirt'H taki-u up that the 
work of makin[^ the new Course is now woll iu hand and very nice it 
is beginning to look. Tlk- Icni^lb of the Course will In- seven furlongs. 
haviti;f a slmighl of 320 Ttirds; tlie eurves have been earefully put in, 
and. although shorter tbau tlie old Course, it will be a much easier 
and better oDo to rid^ '^n A-* the grrotmd in the centre is almost 



perfectly lovel, with only a fow coconut ti-eee BtuiWed nlx>ul, every 
VDcident of the race will be Been fiom the stanii. wliith is in tt«eif & 
troniondouB atlvaiitapo over the oM Coiirw. whew the boraes ustd to 
disappear from sifiht for nearly half the distance. 

I would remind Kuala Liinipur Riwirtsmen that a (feneral lueeUni; 
of the Turf C'lnli wilMie held on Saturday next (t«.morrow), at the 
Selongor Club, when the queatiuu of raisbiff debcntares will be 
diecuesed. and I would aek all those interested in sport who have a 
littlu motley lyiu^ idle Ut put in lui ujipearanoe, harden thitir hearts, 
open their jiot'Ivets and pive iis a helping hand. 

With any hiek I think that we »hall 1>e aide to hold our first ruMt- 
in^ at Christmas or the New Tear; &&, jn<ig,iag fi-om the progress 
which has bfMUi mad*? up to now, the Course should be quite 5t for 
galloping on in another three months. 

I liiive h(.-anl it u'luHpered alxiut that the OoTemmcnt consider 
that the Club have Iwhaved in a most diacoiui^coua manner bv not 
referring* fiirtluT to the powers thai. Iw after havinfr rereiyed the'n-ply 
iu the negative from Government to our letter a«kiiitr tliut profcRnionata 
should be allowed to ride on the old Course, uud f-iuuLioy out that wp 
found it imi>o8BibIe to make the Gymkhana Club pay for it^'If unless 
this were done, I am nun- tlie mi-iiilxTs of the Club will not object to 
my sayinp that dise^mrtesv wa« the last thinn iulendeil, and lo my 
apolo}j:iftinK on their U-lialf fur auy apjiarent rudenves which the}' 
may have been guilty of, and I only hope, g|'eakinp for my»elf, that 
we shall see at our openinK mcelinR all Government Officials, from 
the highest to the lowest, blocMgnung forth as owners of bits of Mood. 

TsK Man tit the Lalamo. 

Last Sunday morning eix members of the Hunt Club cnjoye4 
somtf inlerestinj^ sj-urt at"ler pig near tbw Batu Police Slation, four pigs 
being put up uud one shot. Tlie dogs were in excellent coiidrlion and 
never worked better, a result due to the euthuein^m and i>erHonal 
attention of Mr. Lea4.-h. This gentleman was entertained at dinner at 
Mr. Faxon's rcMidenee, by the memWrs of the Selangor Hunt, un the 
7th inst. There wiik a full attendam-c of metnhurs, with the emx'ption 
of Captain Sycrs. who was away pound the coast. On the J4th Mr. 
Leach left for Singapore. 

It woa ho|ied ihnt the 5th Regiment would have broitght up an 
Eleven to play 84.'langor at cricket on the 13th and Hth inataut, but at 
the la«t moment a wire waa received that they could not raiBc a team, 
even with the co<operatiou of the whole Oarnson. This match, which 
had been proposed by the Resident, when in Singapore, would have 
given our Eleven excellent practice for the coming match against 
Ferak. However, our re]>reitentativea are shewing some enthuaiasm, 
though at the fh-venth hour; niatcht-n Itetween the Railway and Non- 
officials V. The Rest were pliiyixl on the laat two SaturdavH, the former 
winning on each occasion, owing to superiority iu bowling. We under* 
stand that the Ca{ titin will have some selection for the laat place in 


l}ie team. Amoog new comei-n to thu Stato tiave arrireil licreral youuff 
eathUBiaeU who, with 8<'tne t-oot-'hing. shoul J id the future }tiire a good 
acoount of IhetuBelves. Next Saiurduy a match will be pUjred. The 
Ia\m Club r. The Si'lannor Club, wbi^h fiboul>l prove an iat^reatiiig 

Sme. We undvirstand the Resident han vt-rr Vimllv [iruniisift] thi) 
eren the use of tho Etmcralda f(|r thf trip to Pemk. 

Im connection with erii'ltet, a corresimndeut writ^-s : — " It is a pily 
the Mteut of turf displaved ou the Parade Ground lends itoelf lo 
badly to requirements, thL< \rhule at the [nirt towards the Jiiluii Raja 
being of little ils*/ for nnytliing owin^ t« the dmins round the tetiuiii 
courts, white fully half the kjroaml t»TranlM tho Bank ouly affords 
8cop« for the 8up«ri]iiou!^ labour and earth of the Sanitary Boanl, 
who ahio appear 1o Qud it difficult tti tiiid their level. I would 
anggciat the use of a roller U'fore turfiiii,'. 'illicrwiBe the groinid ih apt 
to sugifest • tiirmuti*,' If tho ground were divided into three parts 
by two linett parallel to the Jalan Raja, the Chureh end eoiild 1m! used 
fur t-rifket and teuuitt, the eentni for fu'itUill. the Sikhs imd public 
sports, and Uie IJank end for the propo-wd Kerreation Club." 

" It wonid he a great boon to footl>all i-lnyer*," wriWa a oorreiipon- 
dent, " if the portion of the Parade Ground allottetJ to tlieni could ho 
regularlv mown. At present the game is gretilly sj^xiiled by the lure- 
gnuw which llouriiihea mnni luxuriantlv and otiiiinH to ii height of 12 
inches all over the field. It ie im|K)8ai\>lG to phiy a fast, or ac<:.iiriito 
game if one is constftntly hampered by a tiinj^'le af eoarsc matted 
gmati. Considering tho popularity of tho game and the great Hource 
of revenue it is lo the Se)njig»r Club in the mutter of encouraging 
healthy thirst, wo wonder that b« much apathv is shewn hy the Club 
aiithoritieK in thitt matter. A mowing maininr (not a JuTanwo 
manual) eould run over the ground in a very short time and, it 
regularly done, make it look a lilth- lefls like u, Imy.field." 

A Football match. KUng r, Kajaiig, was played on tho grounds 
of the former Club on Saturday. May 4lh- A v«?ry pleasant game waa 
tho reault. Khiug was strongly rt'predenttd and ahi'uld have about 
won but for the lack of the fiiUihing touch rerpiiivd to kiek the actual 
goal. Ou several oecasiona the KajaiiLj goal was at the mercy of the 
opposing forwarda, but the latter just failed to wrore. Kajang played 
a very ci-editable game indeed, considering thev had only three for- 
wrard«on whom muelt reliuuee could be phiot'd. Cook aiid Clarke wero 
indefatigable and did the lion'HHluuie of the work. Bridges, the Kajaug 
full. back, WB9 most notjceablc. For Klang all the fui-wardu worked 
hard, and were certainly unfortunate is not getting a point. The game 
terminated in favour of Knjang by two («i nil, the ts-n'ond goal Wing 
charged ihnmgh by Co«»k frmii a briiliant comer kick by Kinderslev. 
In the evening both teams wci-e entertained ut dinner by Mr. Aldwortli. 
the District Officer, Klang, and a most enjoyable evening waa apent. 



SoHB very goml practice wm made at the Range on Saturday last. 
There was & doll tbougb favourabio tight, and tbc aTorai^ itoonn;? was 
nonBiderably luiflod. Wm underslaud that T. .7. Mi'CTr.>p<ir I ■ r»ed 

to (five proL'tiail inetriK-tioDB tii iuoiiit»i?r« of tbe Kit)c A- u on 

the use of ihe vcniier, i»iintiii)r the si(,'ht», au<I uther nitvtifb i>l dftail in 
rifltj-iibuotmfjr. A* au malanc^ of what a few biats iu thin iIire<;tioa will 
accomplidh, Dur well-kucnvn shut. Dr. TnLvcrs, t-usilT Ik-iU bis pn-vtous 
beat, while J. Brown did likt-wise and put on six bulU at 500 yards, 
McGregor, as usual, headed th-,- »(.ore. It is to Ix? re^'retted that 
Dr. Travera' offort* tu gttt up a match with Suugvi Tjouy or North 
Borneo have not. met with sikxh^sb. 

»«*•*« *«4 

TN Tiew of the proposed eooBtructinD. by the Selaajjor Oorcmtuent, 
I of a cart road, aud probably ii railway, over Oiuliii^ Sriuangko, 
I into PahaoK, t^^nntnatinfi at Kunta Tiipis, it is prtiliaht^ that a 
' f«w notes of the journey from ICuala Kubu to Kuala Lipis, by 
one who knows the traok well and ha« Iat«»ly trarpraed it, may bo o'f 
iutermt to your rti-nders. Leavinf< Kuala Kubu, there ia dow thi_' (choice 
of two routeii, aA far as Sani^ka Dita. One is by the old l>ridl<:-nath 
and the other by the unfinialicd <:art mad. The eart road is not likely 
to be oi)eu for horw traffi'L- for some I line yet, I uuderatand that the 
tjuce ia au cxcclleut one, and aaves aome diatance. 

The c-oolies employed on the upkeep of the bridle path fail to da 
themaelves justice. Another drawback to the complete eomfort of 
the equestrian ia that the telegraph wire diaputeo with hitn the ri^ht 
of way. 

Tbo country between San^ka Dua and Kuala Kubu in (gradually 
becoming >?]>eued up by tin uuners, but Sangka Dua titill i-euuuns the 
site of 11 |Hdice elation only. A very fine and large police etalion. 
uudoubtedlv — but, otitl, a lonely one. Uau^kti Dua is over nine mUes 
by the bridle track from Kuala Kubu, Six mile* further on there is 
an excelleut halliui; bun^at>.>w. Seeing that it is almost jo&tled bi huge 
juugU' trees, the fall of nuy of wltioh wotdd make mateh wood of the 
btmgalow and sausage meat of the ucfupaD(». a pleHMnmblf> f^vling of 
excitement can be entered into on any calm night ub to whether at 
breakfast time sausage meat will n^jtresent nustenanee nr one's form 
of existence. On a windy night Ibe odds are too much against one 
for full appreeiation of tlie humour of the |K»ailion. At the back of 
tho bungalow the telegraph wire, if raiaed slightlv. would tie foun4 
a fairly convenient clothes'lint^. I uudereLand thut I be necewary 
eluratioQ will sooner or later be put in hand by the P. and T. Depart- 

A mile or so further on a tremendous "xig-Ufc," rendered oeoes- 
aary b; miflealculation on the part of the surreyora who Imd to join 
their traces at this point, occurs. Tlie aseendiiuf iraee reached a 

Eaint sereral hundred feet higher than the point at which it shoald 
are joined the deaoendiug trace. 



The Kpjser Falli (twenty miles from Kuala Kulm. if I rememWr 
ligbtlT) are. T hoar, snmetimtw worlh a \ieit ; but tbou^li I hiive 
pawed them at least twfutv times, the siipplv of nnter boa novcr ou 
these octasions been half enough to make a falL The view from 
thein ifi, buwi*vt;r, wry fintj. 

BeilaiDj's Boulders arc jnst nti the Seliingor mde of the gap. 
Before the days of bultiny huiigalowa thvy formed a ij^od camping 

?Ute for the nt>,'ht. The Itoundary is '22 miles from Kua-la Kubu. 
'rom thiA to the tnp nf Giinong t^nuiui;;kn is, f iinderetaDd, uulj a 
mominif'B walk. The view from it shuiild Iw very fin*-, if tlie lop wa« 
oleared, as it is the hiithcst peak in the Tieinity. The height of the 
Guuou^ and the Ginting arc. I believe, 5,(»XI and 2,800 feet, respcts 
livt-ly. From Giiittti;^ 8<>timugko to Kuala Lipis tlif* disLanee ts 
about 53 miles. The desamt into Pahang is very steep. That is, 
however, the (.■a»e all along tho main range. An ea»y prade can 
wilhuut ditheuUy l>e Iraecd on llie Selaiigur side up to auy ui the 
gaps. On(v thtrv, it is only news»ary to ilaso your eyes and tttke a 
step or two forward, to ensure your hat and possibly your boots being 
recovered by the neari.-h party, not much aUire sea level on tho 
Bahaog side. 

Traa is seven miles from the gap. The water in the streams met 
with during the first three miles of the deseent should on no account 
be drunk. To its poisonous nature is attributed the death of manv 
oooliea, who died while employed on the construction of the path and 
the telegraph line. 

Five years has not seen anv appreciable alteration in Tras, but the 
increase in the output of tin would iHiiut to the presence of a 
considerably larger force of coolies on Mr. L. J. Fraser's hill workings. 

Tras to I^ub ia bii and a half miltv. TW taut two miles are 
through open cuuutry. where benls of i'ahang bulfaloea are first uel 
with on this jonmey. In Sclangor it i* usual to give buSaloes a wide 
berth. Luckily, iteeiug that in Selangor bu£^loea are unfriendly with 
Europeans, it in {xwHihle to do ho. In Pahang it is impossible to 
avoid meeting tht-in frequently; but, fortunately, they almost inTari- 
ably prove to be wel!-m«>aning. shy creatures, and leave the path as 
soon as they scent a European. 

Rfluh hiui now derrloped into nn AuHtmltan mining village, with 
plenty of bustle and an air of prosiK-rity ulK)ut it. When I first 
went to Kaub (al)out tive yeai-a ago) llaja Inipey was slill there, 
He now lives in his kauipong olxml IhnH! uiilfs <iut, jitid Mr, 
Bibby is lord of all he surveys. Then' is Al)out as much different 
between the Kaub of to-day and the Raub of five years ago as 
there is Iwtween Mr. Bibby and Raj,a Inii>ey. Mr. Bibby's advice 
just now to shan-lioldei-s iu the Kauli AiiKlralian Syndirjitt^ is to sit 
tight and wait. Raiib is a pretty, and on the whole a healthy, place, 
TTie tnink road beyond Raub is in good condition, hut the trace strikes 
the casual observer as lieing aljout the worst thing of its sort possible. 
Bukit Kayii Ara is alKiut 14 loih-ji out fmin Kaub. The man who 
tT»eed tie path over it is presumably an extniiiuly consi^ientious hill 
cliaib«r. Every one of what appears to be a series of peaks is iu turn 



Mceuded, traversod and deBoendwl. On Bukit Knyn Ara a stock»du 
was l>nilt by Hip rolu'lM during' tlie firet Paliuu^ disturbance, the front 
of which VM a triumphant exliibitiim of what conKl be ac-cumpURhod 
in thiB lino. Colonel Wallier. however, led bin troops round to thu back 
door, which the rebela had forgotten to fortifv. Just bt-low the «te 
formerly occupied by the atwlaide is the plaoe where Mat Kelan (the 
promising son of the late lamented Toh Gajah) and some cosgonial 
spirits murdered some Chinese pedlars. Mat Kelau seems to bare 
l>ehaved in this business in an except ionalty unsi)ort«maulike manner. 

After reaching tlie foot of Xayu Ara there is a long stretch of 
level country, well cultivated and thickly populated. The villn^, 
which stretciios for miles, is called Budii, and is nnc of tlie lovi.di««t 
places in the Malay Peiiinsnla. The hfadmnn is named Cho Prauff. 
Hia house in almost exactly eqnidistant (20 miles) between Eua1a 
Lipis and Raub. He is a ematteout; hospitable old ^>iitlpmau. who 
can lie trusted to give shelter for the niglit. About thirteen milea 
further on the Kivtr Lipis ia reached, and after crossing it yon ara in 
Puimini. Kuala Linis can W reached in an hour from Punjum hyrirer. 

ThreK and a half inilt^tt from Puujum (uut ou the Kuala Lipis 
Bead) is the village named Pongung, where the Punjum Oold Mining 
Company is at work. This rimi^ is sweetly pretty, and the mine 
now shews signs uf becoming a prosperous concern. The eyauide 
process (whidi it is hiii>ed will be iii full working order during the 
CTinvnt month) is here to be tried for the first, time in the Peninsula. 

Kuala Lipis iti six and three-quarter miles by road from Punjum. 
It is at the juiictiuu of thi; Lipis and Jellai rivers, and is thus admir- 
ably placed to become the distributing centre of UIu IVhang. By 
river it takes twelve days to reach Enala Lipis from Singapore ; hut 
Singapore cau be reaefied in thr<v daytt frnm Lipis, if a steamer 
happens to be ready to start from Pekan at the time you arrivy. There 
have be*^n cases recently, however, of men waiting more than a fort- 
night at Pekan for a. steamer to Singapore. 

The best: wity to divide up the journey from Kmila Kubu is — 
First day reach |.5tli mile from Kuala Kubu (&3nl from K. Lampur) 
Second day reach Raub (distance I^* miles.) 
Third „ „ Btidu „ 20 „ 
Fourth „ „ K. Lipis „ 20 „ 

Cooly hire is expi'usive. but tIw loads carried arc unusually heavy. 
From Kuala Kubu to llaub the hire is 83. The rest of the journey it 
is at thi; rate of fiO ivuts a day. 

Tliere in no necctfiity tn fear a raid from the rebels. Raidiufif has 
IXK'omo a Qovemment monopoly. —Haklby. 


OIAMESE mines are found throughout the State — generally at 

1^ the foot of a liiU or on high land, but sometiines in low-Iying 

j^ country. They are mea* what'ts or wells suuk to the d«;pth of 

from 12 to 20 ft. and timbere<l with large heavy bfjuus and i-^>und 

logs. Jndging from the number of shafts tn clove proximity to each 



other it u to be conjectured tluit very Uttlo dming or tunnelling was 
done, each mhaft bciii^ abandoned as boou aa tlii> tin wao taken out 
•ndED4Wone ojwumI in its ueit*)ibuurlioDd. How water wa« kept down 
in Mine of these shuftf* will alwaj* rr-niain a invs'i-ry— for in some of 
the big mines (now worked by the Chinese) where ibese Siamese work- 
ing* are diacuvered, the soil is loofte and aandy aud HO vet that[oTeu 
steam power coni*] hardlv cope with tbe water. 

The Chineftc call them "Siam Foo " or " Siam Koug ." andingpeak- 
mg of distrii^tK wht-re remains of extensire working aro Found they 
refer to them a« "Siaui Koh" — i.«.,pla».i?s whieh biivpl>uon "Siamesed 
before" (if inch an expression may bf aUowed). I'roin the acwunta of 
the " Orang Eatuas " and «jllier |j;ood aur.horitie« tb'.se Bo<culIe>i Siamefte 
mineB were merely old Malay workiuK^i dating as f:.r baek a« a century 
or two ago. One is inclined to fayniir this hypcthcHis from the fa<rt 
that such articles as brass jwts, " baiils," tin n-ei^!it«, such as are sLill 
used for "jahu" (fishing nets), and other utenjils peculiar to Iho 
Malays haro been found in these shafts. 

MjLLAT MlNtSG Pawasos. 

The Malay niininj^ nawanj- will soon 1m' a lhiu|> oE the past, and many 
■ttpKwaDghas rcliirnuu U> tilling the soil iu plaiv if liis IfRs le(;itimat« 
tfeoupation of imposing npon Ihe eretliility of the r.iincrs. The reason 
for this ia not far to seek, ittt the Malay miner, as well as the Cliinesi; 
miner.of the old «ehuol, with their thousand'and-iiie superstitions has 
giren place to a more niod*,'ru and mutter of fact ruee who place more 
reli&uce for pros[)eoting purposes on boring tooU than on the divina* 
tion and " jampi " of the pawau^. But the prof* ision of the pawang 
has not altogether died out, as ho is suuietiiues (;u;lcd into requisition 
for the purpose of casting out t-vil spirits from tb./ mines ; of convert- 
ing "amang" (pyrites) into tin ore, and of invol.ing the spirits of a 
mino previous to the brealiing of the first sod in a new Tenture. These 
cpremonit'H generally involve the slaying uf a biifT:do, a goat or fowls, 
and the offering of betel leaf, incense and riee, aceording to the means 
of the "towkay lonibong." 

The term " jiowang is now used by the ChiLese to iudieatc the 
" smelter" (Chinese) of a mine, (probably from the fact that this office 
VAS fonnely the monopoly of the Ualay pawang). 

To the pawangs are attributed extnuirdiiiary powers, for besides 
inducing tin ore t.o continue or become plentiful ii' ;i mine he can cause 
its disappcavancc from a rich "claim" by the ineutable "jampi," this 
latter resource being reeoried to by way of revcng«> in eaaes where the 
" towkivy h>uilK»ng " (or " labor ") fiiila to carry oi.t his pecuniary obli- 
gation towanls the pawang whose aid he had invot'd in lts» iirosperuua 
times. Some of the stories told of the prowegs < f i>awang8 are very 
ridiculous; for instance, a native lady iu L'hi Ixii ifat (for women are 
also credited with tho "pawang" attributes), whi was the pawang of 
SuDgei Jelok in Kajang, could command a grain if tin ore to erawl on 
the palm of hyr hand " like a Uve worm." The f;iilure of the Sungei 
Jelok mines was attribut<:d to her diBplt^a&urc ou nx-ount of on alleged 
breach of contract on the i«art of the " towkay lombong." 



The term patfauf; is sometiuiea used as a. verb in tite seuse of " to 
prospect " a. " HUUf^ui " ur slroam ; tbiiH, lu alluilio^ to CE'rlaia strtMima 
or minea it i$ not uncommou U) heur ii MtiJay »i.t that Ibor Utrtf bven 
prospetited (sud^Ii di-|<iwaD^kan) bv "lu^-lie'^^o anil so — meauin^ 
that ihv Btrt^ani had liec-D diecovi^i-eJ and provtrd hv k ).>aTCiiJig prior to 
the opening of the nuut>a. 

The foUowing coromc-uts were BiJHge»t«d bj an article t-n " Minp« 
and Mioiug in Kinta, Perak," which woa couiributi'd bv Mr. Halo 
(Inspeftor uf Miues^ to the JmtrHul nf thf Rtn/al Atiatic Sl^ci9iJ/. 
Strattt Jira}ich, in IBSb, The original notes arc giv«n with the com* 
ments in each cauM. 

" DtUang : ft rou&d slightly concave wooden tn.y from I ft. fi in. to 
2 ft. 6 in. in diaumtt>r used for wusliing ore in tho prooeu called 
inelanda or m^riaH." 

The Malay melanda (or merijiu) fiitda its eqiiivaleDt in the 
ChinoHt} licU/nij, which Ir prolmbly a comiption of dufang. 

" Kamng: a tenu iuhhI by ChiDc«« (iu I'tinik) In t-xpresB the prin* 
cipal tin-bearing drift (amliil besar)." 

In Belangur, karau^ is rarely used (or eren understood) by the 
Chinetw, who call tht.* tin aand " kal: ftab." 

" ifaronj? jonMiig: II terra UBL'd by Chineflp (in Pemk^ to exprvvt 
the upper and inferior Itetls of tiu-li«iriog drift (ambil pinong).' 

In Selaugi^r, kai-anj,' i;;antong is very rarely ui»ed or understood Iiy 
Chinese, who i^all it " U'i rhan sah " (r'.f.. hLfid ur l^>p lavt^r of Band). 

" Kelxan : amine. It is notirrable that the SJikeia (of Perak) 
call a mine simpir "parit."' 

In Selangor tfic Chinese have adopted th« word parit in thi« muxk^ 
and a miner will refer lu bis ovcupattciu as " ehu {Mi-Ut " (lit., dig dttefa) ; 
or '■ giontf pa-lit " (go up to a ditch). 

" Kong: a Chineoe expreanon (in Perak) equal to the Malay tang- 

This ktmg is Chinese ; iu Selaugnr the Malays call it dada, I 
never heard tangloh used. 

" Lombutuf : a term used of a hir^ excavation, a Chinese uiiiie." 

Thr llokit'u word for a mine is hntt'luuq or ftfi/f*;, the latter Of 
which may be connected with the Malay Wuru. 

" Pantaug hurok atata : the period, uf mourning observed (in Perak) 
when a death occurs at a mine. 

In Selangor tliin cuHtuiu is now ohsolt*te. 

" Reimt toiujkah : the Holdeueae Furnace built on a aland, the 
foundation bciii^j tliret> or four iron riei'-])an8 (kuali). It is iron- 
b*>und, and supplied with a bhwt; it will burn ftoft-wood charcoal. " 

The Hokifni'se furnat!*; ia an innovation in St.-laiig<ir. It was used 
in Junk Coylon (or Tongkah) by the Chinese miners, who were exclu- 
sively Hokiens, and thcnctt broni^ht into Perak and U)ort> recently 
introduced into this Stat*-. It h called by the Hakkos or Kehs " Sam 
Kiok mi " (lit., three-legged hunse) from the iion tripod on which it is 
used generally for smelting tin slag or " tekang,"— P. 

The selangor jovenai. 




To the Kdiivr q/" th4 Sttangor Journal. 

SiK. — The foUowuig para^rraph, cffntamed in the report of the nK>et- 
ing of the ScLnitary Coord held on l^th March, deserves fuller notice 
tliui that coDtaioed 'm your Usiie of 8th Murdt : — 

" Kead a miiiiil^ fnim the! Artiug Rritiiili Rpsidont forwarding for 
report a letter from Hi. A . S. Baiendale with reforeucc io the propt^sal 
to inatitule a linsit bnuitih of the Society for tbo PreTention of Cruelly 
to AnimaU. Besoked that the Resident be informed that the atatc* 
ment that ghary [loiiieii are in a wors^- condition than they were two 
or three yean ago is contrary to fact; that the Board deprecate the 
iuititution of an irreeponuble society for various reaflons, and point 
out that the remedy for the evils complained of lies in stjvngtbening 
the faandii of thf Board by iucrL>asinp the uuinlit>r of innpeclon end 
peons, by giving power to comi*el the production, for itiMjiectioM, from 
time to time till cured, of ponies whoue uwuem have been convicted 
of i1l-tt«ng them, and by tlie appointment nf a Teteriuary surjfcon." 

To acHiount for the use of iho word " irri^sponsible " it is necessarj 
to ftup{Ki«e that it was f^t. some adjective luu&t be applied to tlio 
SnrJply.aud proliably none which appwinnl to Iw apprppriale presented 
itself to the minds of the memhera of the Boanl. [n view of the foot 
that the Board is Ute iuslrumeut of an irrespousiblff Government and 
that its existence is bonnd up in a system of taxation without repre- 
sontation it ee«ms a hold stnike fur such a body to refer to the irre* 
eponsibility of a Society the Committee of which would he more or leas 
respoDsible to Qoremmeut — as long a« it held the pririleges whicli I 
have cnOiatviiunHl tti obtain for it — and wouJd always Ite dirvct-ly 
responsible to tlie subtterilien) or i^aarantorti. 

The Ctuurman in bis minute to the GoTcmmcnt containing the 
resolution nhews coovincingly how small is the Board's staff and how 
neeowtry it is tliat it should be increased. This caoaot be considered 
a strong argument against the institiittnn nf a Itody which would 
materially assist the Board in carrying out what Mr. Venning en* 
dently maaiders an important port oi its dntic«. 

It seenu {4x>bable that tb»: Board conaiden thai the fact of tta 
having granted lioeasea to the ^harrit^a now on 1 be atreiHs nf Koala 
Lumpur is stifltcipnt reaiMin for tltt claim to poAseasioD of the srtle right 
to prosecul*! ur othL'rwise punish drivers or ownton of iuurk gharrwa. 
Benons. howerer, who frequently use the dilapidated oonveyaoen, 
which are graoted ticviuea in Kuala Lumpur when their owner* are 



UDablo to obtain liounsea el!*ewhrn>, will miMit {tnilialilv einphuliually 
protest that no better reason U required for caJliDg in Botuo other 
bodv to endeavour to ameliorate th« condition of llio Rbarry ponitjs. 
It BwmB to have boon overlooked by the Sanitary Board thai the 
protection of jjIiarrT ponies ia only one poi-tion oC the duties which 
would be \indertaken by the S. P. C. A. 

It ia dilSculL to cunceivc that the Kuala Lum]>nr Sanitary Boaidj 
would wish to undertake prevention of rruelty lo different kinds of' 
auinmls in all parts of the State. 

To entirely overthrow any siirb t-laim — as priority of interest or 
labour in thia direetiou might cuufer on it — it is only ueci-Bsary to 
obtain a return of the niimlur of vasn-a of protieuution for cruelty it 
bat» undertukun since its eiistence. 

The publieation of ymniphiets aud other means of dissc-Diinating 
knowledge dealiu); with uiethodii of luflieling pain which are ffeueral, 
but easily avoided, can hanUy be expected fn.>m the Board. 

Another point remarked ou by the Chairmau of the Board in the 
correspondence to which the rettohitiim refers, is the probabitily of the 
acceptance of bribery by the Society's inspectors. 

Every Malay policeman now possesses the same powi?r of proaeeu- 
tioD, aud therefort- uf bribery, which would bu pos«ea»i-*d by the 
Society's in«])ector«. Yet |K>88ibility of blackmail is broughi forward 
u an argument againirt the forrnation of the Soeioty, which would 
carefully cbooite a European or Euraauui to undertake its prosecutions. 

Aa re^iirds a comparison of tlie gharry ponies ased now and 
formerly. I am not willing to outer into a discussion of th« 
question, beyond remarking' that there is no momWr of the Board whc 
is in EL poKttion to sjieak on the siiliject with mure authority than I can< 

Probably, however, you and most of the readers of the Journal are 
willing to l»enr out my statement that the gharry jwmies in Kt 
Lumpur are treated in a brutal mauuer, and that if they are not in 
worse condition thi^n tJmy were formerly, it is only because their 
previous treatment was so bad that it could not be worse. 

A former contribution of mine (signed '■ Harley ") on this subject 
wa« thoughtlessly dubbed "'witty "or "amusing" by one of the Straits 
papers. To prevent any such mishap on this occasion, might I be 
allowed to state that 1 seriously conceive the education of the native 
population up to higher views as regards the claim of dumb auimalfj 
on humanity should now be considered one of the roost importanl 
questions to lie dcttlt with by the ruling claas. and that the sole' 
reafiou of my writing this and other lett^-rs on the atibject is a 
eonscientious endeavour to bring u)K>ttt this consinmnation. — I tun, 
etc., A. S. Ba.X£NDA.L£. 

Ifo. ia.— Vol. nt.—3U afutf. 169S.I 


RUBEN'S BIRTHDAY wm observed id Kunla Tiiimiiur in the 
UBual mminer — that is, a Psradc of the Sikhs in the early 
iiH'iiiinK- followf^ hv Public Sports on the Plain, and au 
official Uinner at ihe K<?(*iJ*iicr in th<? fv^nijig. At tlic Birthday 
Httl) at Oiiverontuut Uouii'% 8iugapore. tjcluugor was, iif|ji;L'gente«l hy 
ittr. ttud Mnj. A. R. WuniuK- Dr. uiid Mr^. Ti-arortt, Mr. uiid Mrs. *, 
H O Mnvuiml. Mr«. Stiifford. Mr. A, S. Baxi-Ddale nnd Mr. C. C, ' 
Trottt^^. who all ruturued hy last Suii(la)-'i* Sapyho. 

Mb. E. M. L. EDWABDsand Mr. W. Nichota« Wave Kuala Lumpur 
to-day for a valuation iu Rn^laiiJ. Mr. Ni<^holas, wboac wife and 
family will joiu him iu Si1)^'u.()oro. ho{ie* to be l»u:k in Kuala Lumpur 
early ia October; Mr. Edwards goes on fifteen moatlio' leave. 

Wc hcaj* that Mr. Uatchi'll will act for Mr. Edvrards oa AMdiitftut 
Su]K*rilItei»lent of PoUw during tht.' lalUVu abs^nra on teiLTe, and 
that Mr. Cope will ^o to Bcrendah. 

It ifl rumtmi-ed that Mr. Aldworth't health makes it ncoeenry ft>r 
him to KO home on long leave, and further that Mr. Skeat will cict an 
'Distrii-t OflinT, Klan^, iH'in),^ replat-'i'd at the Land Office, Kuala 
Liiwpur, hy Mr. C. Maxwell. 

Ox Wednesday, tho 2:2nd inst,, Mi(i» Florcn(.v Uartbolomctis/, 
daughter of Mr. K. BorthoIumeusK, t>f Ihti iJ.Ci.K., wuu married at 
St. Mary's Church, KnaUi Lumpur, to Mr. 1>. S. Van Qeyzel, of tho 
Cliarti^red Bank, Kuala Lumpur. The Rev. F. W. Haineti u<mduotod- 
the Berviee, which was fully choraL Both tlio Wido and bridogrooin 
being well kiuiwii here, a larm* number uf fneiidB asfembled to witnws 
the coreiuony, and afterward met at tbe house of the latu Tuwkay Ah 
Yeok, on the Ampang Etoad. _ 

Thb eleven ohoBen t« play v. V^nii on Mondfty and Tuesday next 
at Taipint; are: Paxoa (Cnpt.) Bellatny^ Dougal, Dunuiou. C. Olass- 
fonl, Hijihet, Dr. Scott, O. F. Stonor. K. W. NeulimmiiT, P«?r«fa and 
Thomasz, which ie tho strongest eleven that Selan;;or tan put into 
(ho tiehl at prebcuL ; Uuudriens iViU go a« ri'servu uutu. J. Glasi^ford's 



bovHug vill be eadlr ivanted. The okr^ti is a good batting side, and 
if the "gloriouii unc^rtaintv " will for onve lean favourably towarJit 
the Southern State, there may be a ehanoo of victorv. The XcA\n 
is not so strong a* the one that went to Taipiog in 1893. but Perak 
have several of their liuuK awuT on li^vi', though thoy ctill boast of 
haTing no tail. The int*"re8t taken h_v Selnngor in the doings of ita 
representatlTCS appears to be Hiuall, and, according to ancient ciutonit 
on the last Saturday before the match the out turn of ericketera was 
too small to get up a game — a state of things well calculated, of cour»e, 
to aasist the Captain in getting to linnw the form of (he members of 
the eleven, and in making final selections. However, we hope the 
team will caiavi back, if not vietoriouri, a( least with honour. Several 
self-denying and sporting friends will accoiapauy the team on Saturday, 
and we recommend thtm to take mattrenBes ns the deek of the 
Egmfralda is hard, The yaeht leaves Kkug at 5 p.m.. and will leftve 
Port WelJ to return at midnight on Tuesday, the 4th. 

The Masons of Perak will give a ball on ML.ndiiy night iu honour 
of the event, wliieli, the Perak Pioneur biivh, will be the largest olEair 

of the kind that has occurrefl in Pei*ak for some years. 

. • 

With reference to the want of accommodation for visitors to Kuala 
Lumpur and the need of an hotel, we have been asked to state that 
the prysent lessee of the Kest House here, Mr. Ket«i!hker, is sparing 
no pain B to make the hmiled aecuinmiKlatinn of the building all that 
the most fastidious could wish as regards clcaulinoss and cooking — two 
great factors, undoubtedly, in comfort. 

At the begiuuing of tlie mouth a case of rabiea occun-ed at 
Serendah, and shortly afterwards another was reported from Elang. 
Notices have bt-eu is&ued that all dogs within the town limits of these 
two places must \yv confined for ■ {leriod of six weeks ; any dogs found 
ak large nill be destroyed. 

More than once the D. O.. Ulu Selaagor. has referred to the 
apathy displayed by the Chinese in Kuala Kubu regarding a Rro 
Brigade ; their fellow-countrymen iu Kintu set them an example which 
they would do well to follow. Mr. R. D. Hewelt, in bin report for 
April, writes : — " 1 turned out the (4upi?Dg Firo Brigade. The mannal 
engine was smartly run ont to the inoene of the supposed fire, and 
everything was ready within seven minutes of the alarm. .... 
Eightyone vobinteera {each house sends one) resjKjnded {'romptly tu 
the call. During this praclise th« Chinese, of their own aword.l 
out a privately owned small manual from which iu a sur 



tiliurt tiioti thi?T ^LVt> out n j^'t of water <^uitL* as Btrong tia eithor of tho 
two whiuh \\w larp?r macUme wiw Uirowing." 

" A Obmkeal Meeting of the Solnngor Turf CIuIj." writes vnc of 
Hv menibent, " wa« bi'Id «>u 3;ititrda.T. thi- 18tli itiHtaiit, iit tlic Si;lau>^>' 
Club House. The principal items on the A^^euda ivcro: Tho raisuif; 
ot ^,000 of (lebentun's; tho teniiH of the a^reemeut with T»mkay 
Lok Yew ; and the question of ^nfFinH. It is highljr satisfactor)' to 
hv able to state that there arc only one or two shiLros which luv uow to 
b*? had; speaking generally, the 85,0(H) wa« snIiBcrilied for before noon 
un the Tuesday foUowin;; the meetiu};. and I am glad to at«the names 
of five or six prominent Towkays ou the list. The tcrm-i of the ai(ii.-e- 
meut, which were read in fear and tivmblin^ by the IfuQomry SLerc 
lary, luaiiy uieinbers of the local iRim beinfr presenl, wure agreed to 
uuaiiiuioiifily. As tu the griffins, Mr. Cumuiiu^ n^ad in a tuufhtng 
manner a j<atUetie letter from uur old friend Mr. Abmitis, usktnj^ that he 
mifijht bo )^ven on opportunity tu cotn{x!te with Mr. Kias for our next 
l^tefa of i^fiiiig, and it woa decided that he should be given every 
opi.>ortunity to du so ; Mr. Abrams has ftlwuTH trcitcd us well and it 
would have been hard luui we flowu straij^ht uway to a hl-w and 
TouDfiper lore. Three new members ecnt in their names, and bo far the 
Cluh has everj' reasou to fon)*riitutate ituelf ou its stjirl iu life. In 
your nejt iKBue I trust to In* able t<i j^ve a short description of the 

The Collector of L:tnd Rev^uue, iu his repoi-t fur 1 '94, [/oiuts out 
tltat " the ijucstiou of iiifoivataliun is more iin|Htrtaiit than that of the 
preservation of existing forests, and the necessity for the ostnblish- 
ment uf a Forestry Office bccwiue* more urgeut every year." Ill 
another part of Uie minie rvpoi-t Mr. Ebden writes : •' 1 ventui-o ta;. 
ur;{e, as I hare done befoiv, the necessity of sjieedily deteruiiuing. 
however roi^hly, what Uuds must l>e resirved on aocouut of tlieir 
metalliferous value and what inny be re^rded as immediately alienable 
to agrieuIturiatB." 

A Beoulatioh (II. of 1895) for the better prut«ictioa o( wotawi) 
and girls has been passed in Council and publishixl in the GfiVfj'itmeHt ■ 
Gazetie. Section 2 rrjieala the former Regulation of 181*3. In his 
Anmuil Report on the Chin.?«? Proleitorate, PeruV. Mr. W. D. Bameii 
writes : " Iu Perak, as throu'^^hout the British Colonies in the Easl.» the 
registration of brothels and prostitutes has. at the iustamx' of Uiu 
Beovtary of State, bec-n nlwUshed. My own upinion— ^me which Jf_, 
4har« with eTeryoDe who has any knowledge uf the darker sides of 
'«e life — lit that this step is a lumculable misluke." 




^ESPITE ihe fact that th« ammgements for tbe Birthday Sport* 
wer^ Jitfcmx] until the litet )H)H!til)le minut«.<, and that Kowecveu 
pi'ophceied tliat tliis uDDual fixture would fall thi'ou^L. vp are 
abw to. fhromclv that the 7(5th lirthdav of Her Majestr the 
Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Eniprega of India, was cele- 
brattnl ill Kuala Liimpur in the siuue loyul and popular maiinvr that 
we ID (his particular portioD of llie Malav Peuiosula are aijetistwrni-d 
to. At IiaIf-)Mist seveD, the hour appointed for ttie parade of Iho 
Setailgoi- SiUhti, the A^'tin^ Renidi-iil axrin-d ou the ground, wlwre a 
dtjtachmi'iit wan drawn up, under the comniaad of Captain Syera. 
After the "troc»i>s" had Imen iu»t[»ei.-ted hy Mr. Bodyt-r, a salute of . 
twenty-oue fjuns was fii-ed from the Fort, and the Sikha pare a 
/en-de-jfiif, diirinjf thu intervals of whi>'li the hand [ilayed ihe National 
Anthetn. At the close of the firin'.; the men •^a\e three cheers for Her 
Gracious Majesty, and this part of the day's proceedings waa brou^rht 
to a elnse by a wry eredilalut? iiian-h ])nst. 

Tlie chief thing thai stniek one during the parade was what a 
luere handful of lueu we are dependi*nt upon for protection in the 
event of any seriouH riot or organised outbreak. It in true that at 
present the Sikh Ctuitin^'ciit \h nhorl of its nuu)la<r, and that some 
men arc tilill acting in Fahan<^; but when it is renicinliered tltat a 
good proportion u( thin branch uf the Force is always absorbed 
DT guard and esi-urt duty, and thiil ullowaiiix' uiuiit be mode for 
niekDeftii, it cannot he said that the full strenifth of Sikhs allowed 
18 sTiQicient for a State of such iucreaaiu^ ituportaut-v and w«aith u 

To turn, however, (o the aitorla. The ground wait laid out on 
pretty much (he same lines as in former year*, Mr. F. King kindly 
takiug tliia work iu hand. The railway au(boritici) a^ain lent the 
iron posts and wire fencing, which were put up under the 6U|'enu- 
tendcnw of Mr. C. Wilson. The lari^' tent bclonpng to the Captain 
China was once mort> borrowed, and a stand for native ladies waa 
erected neiir the Club. The weather though a trifle hut at mid-day. 
was splendid tlimuirlioul. and one or two ugly cloud « that caiue over 
Ktula Iiiunpur in the afteruuon did uotliiug more than threaten rain, 
and Huou |-ai(Hi.Hl uway. 

The attendance iu the morning, both of spectators and competitors, 
was very sparse indet-d ; owinjj, it may he, to the omisiiion of the uctuJ 
pn-liminary uutices of the St>ort«, priiited in Malay. Chinese and 
Tamil. Sociti after tlie necona portion of the ]in4^runu> was i-Lim* 
mciiivd. however, the plain oesnmcd a mure lively apjiearanoe. and 
tlw crowd increased tmtil, at the conclusion of the a]-orta. it beoime. 
it may safely be said, the ltuv>%t gatlieriug of the kind wo have had. 
The upntuirR verandah of the Cluli waa Hlletl witii liKlicfl aud children, 
besides many assembled on the gnx'n in front uf the biilldiuc'snd. h 
usual on these oc»?a»ion8. the Club premises were thrown -vf^n to the 
public The ActiuK fCcxidmit was present at the ojteuingor the ajnirt* 
in thv morning, lum a^aiu a(tcudeil iu the iLftvnivHiu. 

mp. fiELAuaon jottrnal. 


The programme. Ront&minx '29 eri-aU, to which one or two extras 
were luldtHl, was drawn up an thu tiaiiul liu(;s, aad mDsi»li(Ml of raocs 
for boy», for men of (liffvrent niitioim!iti**t(, and for all <-"meni ; high 
jump, lonjif jump, hurdle raoe*}, putting; the shot, aud tu|!;s-of-war; as 
well a« the usual humorouii fVonts of three-legged rrn-e. sacV met*, 
greanv pn^^ dipping for d<»ll»Ts, Iwvakin^ pipkins bUudlold, cArrying 
cocon'uU, catohinff a fjrea^v pig, and a raw for bandsmen, each man 
playing \\U inKlniment. ^i^•(■at('hiI^;, 1>t thc> wny. iiii^ht well bii left 
out of future profjrainmes : lliere's hut little spurt in it as the pig 
h&sn't a ^hoHt vi a. v\iiunx. it creates \yaA feeling titiii>ii;; the eontestaiitK, 
is siaall fan for the spectators, and horridly cnn-1 for the younp; porker. 

Two erents for the mHinlMrrs <»f tht? Si-Ianiinr Cluli wen* included 
amoD)^ the iteaia, 1(K> yards handii^^ip and 120 yards hurdle race. 
Althoagh there were a dozen entries fi>r eiuh event, onlv fovir started. 
In the 100 yards raoe, Q. Neubrouner was scratch, J. Brown, 4 yards 
start; JafKiH^n and F{. ycuhronni'r nivh •'i yiLrdn. Au excellent 
ra^x- rif^ht throuji^h, all four men eominif home together, with 0. Neu- 
bronutr and J. Brown a dead heat for first place. V]ka\ runniuR thi« 
off, lalor on, J. Brown iiame in the winner ; Q. Neuhrouner ^ot cltfsa 
up to Bniwu )H>fore gettiuif t(i ha,If diMlunce liut woh unahle lo j^iss 
him before reaehinj; the tape. The same nieu started for the 
hurdlcit. All tiK)k (heir hurdles close up. Q. N'eutm>Quer having a 
slight load, which he niaiutuim-d uutil afttrr clearing' the last flight, 
when H. Neuhronuer just mii in and Hiiatvlied the win. with Bnjwn 
close ou to the sevoud man. 

Although there were one ur two slight deriations, we give the 
results in thy order of the prinU'd proKriinnne .•— 

No. 1, Race for Chib Bovb and THinbit-s. — The China boja v«t« 
consumed with shyness, and nothing L\>uld induce them to compete, 
Bo four Malay lK>y8 storUrd. of whom only two linished. Osuiau and 

No«. 3 and 3, Races for boys, under 9 and 12 years, reispectiTely. — 
All kinds competed, about '20 fltart*>ra in eat-h, Tamils, Cliin^w?, Malays, 
Eurasian and Eni>IiHh, but the tltree priKe-takerx in each iwtt' were 
made up of Malays. 

No. 4. 100 Tards, Chinese. — Six etjirted, and uiade a good raoe. 
Chew Boon Hin, 1 ; Ah Boon. 2; Chin What. 3. 

No. ft, 1('H) yards. Mh lays and ToniilH. -Sixteen started, and three 
Malays took the prizes, the first mail. lumail. riicniEg away from all 
the otiiers. 

No. 6. 200 yardw. Mitlay Police.— As a matter of fact, no Malay 
police (.-omiH-ted in Ihia. Ei^^ht Htarte^l. 

No. 7, tjong .Tump. — Ten tried, but only three were close together, 
Jaeksou. J. N. De 8uuza and Meerainglt, in the order named. Jack- 
son, who juui]mhI 17 ft., liandod the prlxo to De Suuza, whu was an 
inch (It two l>t>hiud hint. 

N(». H. 2(MI yards, Siklia.— Six Rtiirted, 

Ni- 1*, 2<)0 rardfi. Malays, Chinese and Tamils.— Six twa start^id, 
hut a lot taiUfd off, l>.-aving a good race l>etwcen tlve men. I&mail. I ; 
Chow riiya, i i Hassan. 3. 



No. 10, 200 yards. Sikb Police.— Only four started ; a xery fair 
nvc; JiU'l:sint;Ii, wim. 

No. 11. Tlirc-e-loi5tfo*l Haoe.— Two Iwats aiid a ftnal. — Two bojfa 
from the Vk-tonu TiislittitiuD slicwcd up vrell in thia, winoing tbcir 
lit-Bt, but were kuocki'il out iii thi? final. 

No, 12. Putting Hie Shot.— JiirkHingli won this with a throw of 
about 30 ft., J. N. Du Souza second. 

No. 13. QiMOLny Pole. Tliis foriiiod a kind of stoi-k t-veut for tin? 
n'sL of lJii> dav, aud afTordi-d, (?spt>ciitlly at'li-r the pro^ifraninie was 
(ioixlied, more anniHi'nient to th<> natiiTfS than anytliiot; else. Every 
kiud of dt^viL-t^ nut) pra<.-ti8ed to reach the fla){ — lying a cord ruun^ 
ihf pole, hnviiij; a (ord attftchr^ tr« the fet't. tukin^ up a Huppiv of 
KH lid. and innuiitiiif^ ou oiir auothrr'ti slioulilrni, Imt it was not until 
six o'docb in the evening that the ting watt brought down. 

No. 14, ITurdlp Itflre. all comer.if.—Ponr heats, some of the heftta 
vi<rv fair, but tlie Siklis tdiewed up badly in one heat, hardly a siiu^le 
hnnllc bein^ taken pmfwrlv. J. N. Du SuUKa wun the ooal with 
Soondraainjfh serond. 

No, 1.1. Tug-of-War, Ghiueiie t. Malays. — A very stalwart, hand 
of Chinese ^'iKdies, employed in the Railway loading and uuloading. 
did what th>ey like<l «ith the Mnbiyif, and afterwards, in No. 16, 
repwited the performance with the Tamils. 

No. 1", Tug'of-War, Siklis.^Kesulted in the eame strong {mlling 
wo have ko often ueen by these men. They w*?iv verr I'venly 
matvlied. but the sanio teum secured two consecutive pulls, and won. 
Having strictly <-auttoned theni that they would be disqualified tf 
they sat down, this event waa got over in ratbc-r less time then it 
usually takes, On a former occa«aon, both sides sqatted, and nothing 
would induce them to rise. 

No. Ifl, Sack Rm-e.— Six started. Labmov came in ft»t, the 
others finished in a fullru heap, from which S. Maartensz was "picked 
out" for the second prize. 

No. li*, Hiyh Jump, all comei-s, — Smmdnuiugh, 1 ; Jacksingh. *2. 
Not the same keen rompetition that we have [)reviou8ly seen in this 

No. 20, Banditmeu, 120 yards handicap. — Big drum nas limit man, 
and came in an easy winner, playing niaufully, followed by the 
tromlmne. emitting fearful gnians out of his instnimont. The next 
two were comela, but as they didn't play their instruments, the tlurd 
priie was given to the gentleman who has a rather peculiar gait and 
IS in charge of the" eymlialB. They were requested to play the 
"Selangor March" during the race, but the big drum was the only 
instrument through which the air could be distinguished. 

No. 21, lOO yards Handicap, Members Of Selangur Club. — Brown. 
1; G. Neulironner. 2. 

Nos. 22 and 23, 200 yards For Chinese.— In each race about ID 
started, and only half the number finished. 

No. 24, Breaking PipkiuK, blindfold.— Rather ainiiBing. but in 
most cases, it seemed that the natives were a trifle too wily And 
managied to get a squint. 



No. 25, Hurdle Race, Members of Selaogor Club. — IL Neubron* 
uer, 1 ; O. NoubroDQcr, 2. 

Nu. 2f), Diptiiti}; for Dollura. ojul No. 27, CiUT^ioff CocoQuta, were 
both amnsin),'. ttip latt.?r causing nmch fun. 

No. 28, Bioyc-k' Handit-ap. — Distance one mile; five started; won 
hx FoDseka, witb 150 yarJa start ; Raja Chw IGO yards, beiup seuond. 
H. Aekey, tlic Hcrutch man, eviduntly watt not in form, and gained 
Tsry little on the first two who kept up a good pace throughout. 

Ko. 29. Cati'hing a Pig. 

An extra Race (200 yards) was given for EnraBianB, iu which nine 
started; De CoAta. 1; Beqacmh, 2. Aud an extra lUO yards waa 
given for youngBttrj*, in wbii'h about 50 or 60 «»f all Borts and con- 
ditions ran, and pioved a verv laughable event. 

The natives, who liail a clny's eiijm'mcnt, and those of the specta- 
tnrs who derived any ainMSfnieiit, owe their thanks to Mr, George 
Cumming, who, iu eonjunctiuD witb Mr. Uligh, was maioiy instnunen- 
tal in the sports not falling throu^b. and who. in addition, put in a 
hard day's work in the fiL-ld, as did Captain Syera, the R»v. P. TV. 
Haia(?8, Messrs. Doupil, Chow Kit, Smig Clhye. King. Wilson, and 
others. Messrs. J. Brown. A. C. Harper. H. St. L. Parsons and 
Paxon acted as starters, aud Mr. B«*ll distributed the prize money. 
lAUt, liut uot least, thimks are due to those who eubsL-ribed the 
money — witbuiit which litth; eaa be done in the way of public H[>orts 
and en terta lament. 


THE cArd of invitation to w^itnesR the opening of the above at the 
Pasaenger Station, Kuala Lumpur, gave uo idea of the varied 
manner in which visitors were to be entertained : in fact, it is 
just a question, if the Acting Resident Eoffineer wasn't more 
sarprised thiin bin guestH to find tho plulform uf his chief station the 
scene of a dance and a coui'erl. Hut, hi)wever great Mr. Higbct's 
astonishment may have been, he is to be c-ompiimeutcd on the adioir- 
able way in which he concealed it as well as ui>on the zest witb which 
he entered iuU) the fun. 

Upon the amvul of the visitors at 9 p.in. the Hialiuu wjis in com- 
parative darkness, in order both to l>e able to note the fuH effect of 
tlie difference in tht; light, and that the Acting Resident should 
[lerfurm the initial " switch on." As it happened, the upixirtuiiity for 
the former oocurrwl morv than once, and a geiitleuiao remarked that 
it shewed great foresiijht on the part of the Manila baudsmeu lo have 
brought t^ir own lights with them. This " jumping," however, is, 
we hear, an incidt^rit of alt new lustallatious, and will very seldom be 
observed in the future. 

Mr. Rodger arrived soon after 9 o'clock, and at once switched on 
the light ; he then, attended by Mr. Highet. inspected the disposition 
of the vartouti lampx about the tttatiun. aud sbortly afterwards returned 
to the Residency. ' SimulUtneoiisly with the illuMiiualion, a vor^ far- 
off sound of the Band was heard, too far off, indeed, to be appreciated ; 



10 thej were brought down from their lofty elevatJon oii Uie top of ilic 
-Ekwticu and fitationoil at the Wurlc^hop oail of ihc High StnMit plat- 
form. EverTarniQj;ement had I>teii lutfle fur tlii'tximf'jri of tliv ^iioitU; 
refn?sluiieu(H worv pntvid«.'d iu a'rooiu iit Ihe end pf the jiJi^tfonii. 
and Beat* placed outside the atatioo ns vvW a» inHidc. However, the 
advent o£ the Baud wilhiu the huitdju.<;. and the strains of a (.-hamiiD^ 
iraltx, soon ^vetht' ^^iilheniig — ^ which ha«l liiTit,i«mii-«ayj(S»*t:*medriither 
alow — quito a diffen^iit coiiiplexioii, ami sevcnd ladi<>H and fi*i*nth<nieu 
were soon whjrlinfj round. Tbis was i'olluwod l>y Lanc^-rs. in which the 
obBCrrant Bpevtator mif;hl have notified some quitv new combinatiooti 
in onu or two iif,thn E«:iinf». Thfu some [Mirt i)iuK'in(j, iheu the 
Barndoor, then n young member of the Kailway Di>|iartment, iire»nm- 
a.bly. gftTc a solo — iu fact, (here were one or two- then nxotv tvalttes. 
ittore Lancers, ttttd 80 oji. All vnry enjoyable — but. ala*! Indian patent 
stone does nut make the I'leat of Qoun oh wltjch to sport "the light 
fantaatir U>eJ" Then the ladJinL left; afterwards foinie .tii'orc BOn|^, 
a little HpfM^tthifyin^, a grefit deal of cheering, and filially- " Auhl fjUif; 
Byn^." Ab we eaid al)(>Ti,-, all tliis oam^ as a ^urpris«: but all the 
monj wnjoyaMe on that awonnt,; in fact. tlii»\'o"ipftnj vrem a» hriKbt 
aa the MiBrly'jnBtalloJ electric li^ht. whidi ie Baying a, good deal. 

The dvuaino is of ihe Brush \'i(ri«>ria type, of 12,500 nutis. drivoa 
"ftl I'M^ revohitiouB per iiUnut^. This hij^h qMod is obtainod Tiy 
''belting ruuuiu^ on piilh'VK of diffvreiit diraonsiuna, the engine inakin}; 
C7 n-vulutiotm to luvuniplish the 1.2W> of the dynainO. The ]>owor t« 
obtaitiedTruni the Hailway Work*tln>)i engine, and a oystein of fast 
ftjid lrto»e pulleys enables the dynaniM io be atwted or stopped wilb- 
ont iutcrferiu^' with tluH engine. 

The lightu an- ttre arc lamps, entrh of 3,(MiO.<tindle power; onp 
60-randle power,: six 32-ciuidle power. 54 Ki-amdle power and 
fonr d'caodle power iucandencent Eam|>». They are destiibut^Hl ai 
follows : oyer eaeh platform, supported from the roof, and 20 ft. 
high, ib au are light, aud uu'itber iu pluwd ontKido the entrance tu Ihe 
station, 20ft.. above, the |ji>rtv:o : in Ihe Goods Vurd. at two different 
pt>ints arc two more urr litfhtu, Hti«jrt:nded fntni iron liitfice |tolde, at a 
height of /iO ft. from thft ground. Tho iiu'aiid<'flc>'nt iampa are 6x>h1 
in the btatiiHi antl it;) ofiic>.'s, as well as in the Work-shop aud Eiigtno 
.,8hed. All tlie liglits at the 8tatii>ii are coolr<4li-d froii| a switch btiard 
in tho Booking OlRco, th<; others fnjm the mam Bwitth Inmrd in the 
Engine Hoom. For the sereral lamps in the Workeh-'p independent 
switches are funuahed, et> that lh<-y uiuy be tumeil inx ur vS willmat 
interfering with ea*.'h other. 

Howarth. Erskine. Ltd., who bare carried out the inBtallalion, 
have already done work of a similar nnturo in Saigon, Bangkok and 
Singapore, and areai prosent L^gogi-d in lighting the Sni><lting Works 
of the StmilH Tradiui^ C'omjiany at Piilau BrAiii. 

In ci)»<duHion, while liearing tcRtimony tn the great imprnvcTncnl 
effected by the electric lighting of the Station and G«.Kidtf Yard, 
and to it« undoubted utUity, wc truKt it wiD not be rer^ long 
before we are able to chronicle iu our pageH the oummoneemeot of ti^ 
work for lighting by eleclridty the town uf Kuala Lumpur. 




"KTO, decidedlt not ; when U'»Ting Paris, a nmple ot months ago, 

\\\ I did not exp=«t to find on the Poninsuln the beautiful and 

I impfirtant t«wafiliip of wlii<:b it mav well W proud. And 

' could anv uauk' hur<> bfH*ii I<>hh HU);^(^»tive of uiiiLriuiuf; twuaurv or 

ciTilisation than "Kuala Lumjmr"? 

EndleHM titfliit uf maiif,'rare«, a jan<.-tion of hroud, slowlr movinff, 
opoqiu; waters, ebbing and flowing witli i-very tide ; on their muddjr 
banks a number of crooodiles, comfurtuhlv sl«vpiii(; with ^HpioK jaws 
in the aiinshine — all these and xiutilar tliingt* mi^ht^pn:'Heut tlu'iiiseivea 
to tba mind ; but not lorelr hills, crowned with maifnificent bua$(alowti 
and jrardens ; not a ■' Lalte C^luli " with a Uautiful park. 

Wh«i, on mv arrival. aft*^r a surprised and delighU-d iraze at the 
charming valloy and flurroundinij hill», I turned round to enquire nfter 
tlu; abaence of a "Kuala" and of " Lumpur"— there be st^iod, tlio 
Tory- atanibinl liejin'r of refim-d iriviliajitioii, the French baird resser of 
tbc Sulan^or rApitjil, shewing me into hi-q Hulnun lti rid tne of the 
tnofts of nine Wi^ks' traTeIliu>f tberi^* he was, talkative, friendly. 
knowing all alvjut even"tbinv.', a Pigaro of tho purest binod. Mi-re- 
over, proTide«l with pniEe-medala of many " eimruiirti" in serenU 
national "ecoleH de coiffure "^national Iwiuj; a pleonaiun in this i-usc, 
for what in the world eould in Fmnee U' more national in itself, next 
t.o i'uokiot;, than bairdi^essing r Had I niilly travelled ii few thiiUHaud 
niileH fnun PuriH Y 

N<>w you must pleaHe excuse me fnv not fciviiiff mueli alrout your 
bonny pliiec of alvnlc and its ehai-miuf.' European community. I fear 
my pen. for want of skill, would fail to do justice to the subject. It is 
better left to some Max O'Rell -and. iiiJeeil, I think T (ni^'ht to direct 
the attention of tiiat witty and keeulj-tibservintf writ^tr U> Lake Club 
City, as I would call it. and also to the rest of the Pi-otected States' 
t«rritory. I fuel sure it will afford him an opportunity of adding n 
venr pleasant cihapter to bis writingnon "John Bull A. Co.."[uVhapter 
full of admiration of tiocaal lifo in these parU, of the untud" things 
brouf^bi at>out in a few years in developinfc these countries, admiration 
alw of the Axoellent staff of offieial^. riTnlling. if not outdoing their 
Dutch colleaf^es in the knowled)^ of the local^|lnnt^in^es. that 
[wwerful inBtruntent for nilini^foreiifu •■ountrieti. No doiilitMr. 0'R*.'I1 
will araii himself of the opfiortunity to siiy pleasant tliiupt. that may 
soften many a naughty remark of bis and many an irreverent san-jtam 
in which he often indulged when puintiui.' nut some of John Bitlt'ii 

Nor shall I say much about planting — beyond siigireatinfr to 
plaoterH a (rip to Java, for the pnri>08C of comparison, espcriaUy 
having in riew the treatment of the soil iu youu'^ aud full.^rttwn 
plantationfl. Prom the Straits to Ruiteti-ZotK and lnu-k itgain, 
lueluding a stay of several dayt*, is a Irip of a forhiiffht ; that is all. 
And I think, in (he »xp.-riitieuta! <'ofFee i>Iuiil«tion9 kept as a branch 
of the Buiten-Zorg Botanical (Mrden. full informati.)u on the mibject 
will be at hand. 



Ai rcKards the limit of ahoitt 300 acrei imposed ia Selaa|tor £or 
liliuitiHK kaaea — if I were aUowed to Buptfeat sonwthing to tbw Sdant^itr 
Ooveniniiint, it wotilil 1m- tliul Llicv HlimiUl (Hinsider tbe Java land 
reg^iiktioni*. Then; tht- iirt-a jn^uttnl for coflE».v cultivation is of al)out 
a thousand acres; and iiulnidv ijvit i-hai^jed the Java GoTOrmm-nt of 
Ih'IhIi; I«o lilvruJ h^waids prlvtitt* uiidfrtji.kiiig«, csiKi-ially tow&rclB 
coffw ijUuUts, Ihi'ir (■4ni[[H;liti>r»- But. thvj recognised that ttmBilcr' 
Liiautatione cannot Ik- succeBsfuUy worked bv £uro]M»ui planters. A 
iurtb>.T [K^'int tu wliii-h <-i>nq>ariflou nii^ht Ih> <lirected is tae w.-lliu4; l>/ 
aiii-tiuu of liiud f<jr which aiiplit-aliuuti linvti l>een made. Bj ail tneang.,; 
lot Gorerntnent tuUi- a Khiuv of the prnfil« ; hut can it be rcasoiuble 
that th«y shonUl Cake any pHrt of the capital inretited id the 
entcrnriBe r 

I )u!Urd a vt-ry Hii^jj^-siive remark upon lliis Kultjwt^namely, tlmt 
thp best mtians to inilme ije<.>ple to take up land is not lo let tbeiti 
have it at a ebtrap raU*, Imt to make them i>ay a high priw for it. 
Now. I must confess, this official view brought to my mind another 
pBradox. Sei^int; the mim^ui tit-en t staff of Euroiteau officials the 
Native States possess, though their pay is most obviously insufficient 
nnd iniidetpinfp, ime roulJ be led to tM-liitvc that the best rntwrni to 
obtain and to keep an efficient stafF like the present one, consist in a 
quite insufficient remnueration of it8 services. Is not the use of] 
puriidoxes sonievhat rlaofircrons? 

On the stibjeet of tin mining;. I must state thai it ia done in 
Selani^or Homewhat in the same wav as hospitality is practised there — 
that is to sav, with a marked, and rerr aucoeurful. tendency to outdo 
the rest uf tlie world. 

In fact, considering the area of 3,000 aqiuire miles eoTered by 
ScUnf^or, this small country has the reeonl for output in proportion 
to extent of territory ; baring in 1894 exported 375.;iy7.50 pikula^ 
of Liu. Peruk, tlrn'O times as larp;e, had an output of 395.681.97 
pikuls. The two small iMjuutrieu, together with the remainder of tin- 
producing provinces of the Peninsula, supphed 46,119 tons of ibe 
total output of 6:}.O40 for the whole world. 

All would Ire well, if the whole of this vaat quantity of metal were 
waute<l for consumption ; but only 55.731 tons were consumed, so that 
an overslutik remains, which in of «x>ur*; erer increasing. Is it a 
•wonder that the jirice dropped to half what it was in 1891 Y 

In genei-iil, a mine-owner's Uwt jMiliey \n to have the mineral woaltli 
of his property brought to the market with the shortest delay — but 
this truism holds good only as long ta noorerstock is created to cansej 
a downfall of the price. 

The Sehuigor GoTemmenl, gntting a fixed duty [ler bhara of the 
tin exported, rony not apjiear to be interested in the market value of 
the metal, but the welfare of a State depends «])on wider coniidera- 
tions than its annual budget. A tin country has a great )uterc«t in 

Jetting as nuii-h as |H»isilile in ix'turu for thi! exported mineral wealth, 
I cannot be its iv-jUcy tu get rid of the valuaJ)le contents uf its soil 
at low iHtes. \ei such u the consequence of the system actually 
in force. It 1ea<U tin-industry to the dangerous slope of ever 



increoaiog oTcr- production and the fall of the tin-prire annihilates tlio 
value of a ^hiO pi)rtiou of the tiii-lii.n<]. which tituld lian^ iHteti worl!t.*fl 
had prices reinaint'd at the I»'ri!l of IHJ'I, Init which unw gets wn8l»?d. 
y*art of it l>eiu>i rendered useless for CTer on account of the overburdfn 
from eicavaU'd (jaddools bfiu;; Ihrowu upon it. It is not for nit- to 
criticise Ouvwiiiuent'BaL'tious, but fiviiii a yentTal vifw, it wfiuM oliviiiiia 
that the actirity in the ScUiUftor mines has surjuwsfd reasonabk- limilfi. 
Certainly, the qiirtttiou is a complicated one. It would nerve mi piir- 
pOBO to reatrict the output, if otner countrios werv therelw cnahled to 
IBCICAM their tin*produ(;tiou. But is it not in tht' nieantiinc an iindi'ni- 
ablt! troth, that however rich it may he in alluvint tin-deposita. still a 
fltnall conutry lik(^ Svlaiiffor cannot with impunity raiHO itK output to 
Bonie 400.000 pikiils a year ? Doiw it not I herehy iim the risk of havinff 
to fwcv within tlw course of a few years the hioukdoxvn of tlie mining 
iuduatry ? 

A warning (•xain]>l» of what an abandoned luiuiuf; district is like 
may already lie seen in Rome partu of the Native. States. In their 
good days the settlementw, with their numerous hrick houses, have a 
look alKnit them of permanent prosi»erity. Of what avail are the 
most Holid Iniihlin^ afler the tniiu-K liavi' heeu (■xlianstwl J" One 
after anoth^T they are i^iven up, left i-mitty iiiid ih-Hnlate, 

Some Kchcme st-criis to he urjft>ntly required to put a stop to over- 
jiroduiition ; and it will no doubt be found fidvautajijeous lo inirmuw 
the staff of the oflirisLls nuitnilUiig l-lie Chineeit' ami other minora, 
preventing them from workiu^r irrepularly, taking' the richest ]1aix*8 
and leaviu^j; the poorer, hut even now still payable ones. The tin- 
deponita at the liDtUnii nf the valleys are like the country's treasury. 
A l««se or licenae for nunjn^f. ffiveu to Chinese or other miners. 
nicAns that Ihev are allowed to put their bunds in the public treiumrv, 
takiu); OS much of i( oa Ihey can ^t hold of. Is it a. wonder, 
if they take iidvantane of the opportunity in a way not altogether in 
accordance with public interest ? 

Of coume I do net overlook the uccossity of maintaining the 
revenues at the level of the (jresent budf^t. Ilut it would aeein to me 
still more useful to cwtwblish n i)ro[K)rtionate duty, acTOrdtniif to the 
lipoefita of the industry, and m some iuatiuices liijfher than the present 
one. No doubt the iuteresls of everyone eonwmt'd. na well the 
Oovemment and the native princes, and the miners themtMi-iveN, will 
greatly «ufFer if over- prod uition be ollowed t<i contiuuf.— Sol. 

tN the last QawHe Mr. D'Aroy Irvine reported upon the Cliineiie 
I method of smelting tin ore and sLa^ iu SeIau;.;or. "Twfi kinds of 
I fumaoes," he writes, '"are used. luid art; kuuwn by the Malav 
^ Dames R«Iau Scmut and Re!au Toni^ka. The former acta auto- 
matically, but In the latter the air neetftsary to kwp up twrnbuBtiun \h 
forced tbrouKb the fuel by double bellows. 

"The K«lau Semut is made in shape of an inverted twgment of a 
cone, the ba§e or Iwttom of which is usually of about S ft. in diani^er, 



tlietop of sliouti'ifl. 8iii., aud tht' hitiKlit apprnxhnntine to 6| ft. from 
I.I113 ^roiiu<l on wliirli t1ii> fiimAi.'e i]ir<.H.-t1y staudii. Smnll mplinirs of 
from 1 to 1-jin. in (liiujH'lor ami from 110 to 120 in uuidI^^t are driT«ii 
finuly into tlic ((round to define the shape ami are Bloutlv boiinil t«- 
(^tlier. The ninicail siMir-e bo di'HnfJ in thru fillpil iu with clay and 
sand blended loijethiT to a finn cnnflisteary, and niinmed tight from 
timo to time. The solid rone thus formed is aJlowed to «tand for ooe 
day, or even tw<». to sot firuily, afti-r wliii_-h ihi? ovi-n and n^ifrtunw are 
cut out with Hjiade Hiid atf and Ihi^ furnrnx- is complft*?. The whIIb 
arc left ulmut 14 in. thick, the diacliarne hole is cut I ft. from the 
l^niund and the drau>{lit liolc at the Xmck 3 ft. The oveti ift out of a 
Mgger diumutL-r iu tin- i-outre than at the top or lH>tliim, and special 
ni'dii an? pmpl'>ytNl li> make the oven and ui>ertureH and are paid 82 
eitra for tlie special work. The cost is aliout 920. Each fumaoe 
requirtt?! two smeltetH, a headman and his assistant, one of whom 
atlendfi to the fiirnuci! in thci daytime and the other at ui^ht. The 
hottdman is paid 31-8) to 82 n day. out of which ho pays hi« 
uoaiHtaiit'H wn^fw. Food is supplied by the employer, Imi not opium. 
The fuel used ia ehareual. ami it in Naid that the heat eharooal inado 
from the hard wmMis .if the jun^-le jjives more inet^illic tin and lew 
bIa^ than thai burnt from soft wo^jdx. The charcoal is nut riaod. 
No flux is n«ed. The ore, without any previonu tniitnieat, and wet or 
dry a« it may hapin-n, and the ehnreoal are thrown in the fumaeo 
together. It is uiiiie<.x-:<purr to ndd tinit by ihiu primitive sysiera of 
smellini^ no by-product.-* are nlttaiued. Tlie <jnanti(y of itlag; produceil 
itj euonnoiis. and it eniilains half the poRHibU' yield of metallic tin. 
The other haCf nius au&y aa melted melat, and is ladled into moulds 
U} fonn thd well-known tin slabs. I( is i-alculated that in onedayofSi 
honi-8 a Kelau Sennit UKes up 11 pilails of clutri-oal, and that lOpikula 
of metaliii' tin are ohlained^with, <ti" roiirs*-, the slag hs well, If well 
mode thii> furnact* will lust for thnv years, even if oonlinuftUv in use- 
" The Kelau Tongkn is also made from a mixture of cla^ uid sand, 
but it is lH>itud roiuid by iron bands and slauds on a aolid iron pan. 
It is about a it. R in. in height and 2 fU B in. in dinnieti-r. and it 
usually rests on a framework «o that the bottom of the fumaee is 
altout a ft. from the (^r<»uad. The draught is forced in at the bock. 
The lielluws u&ed for the purpose is peeuliarly nf Chinew inventiou 
and dt*mKn. A inink of a tree it* bulloM'ed out carefully, at each end a 
small hole is left in which is plao'd a Itiither ralve, and at one end a 
wooden rod with a tiv'htly httini; disk is also let into the hollow 
evliuder. A weodm Iwr fixed to the liellowR rod in a vertical direc- 
tion serves a* a handle for the 1h?IIoW8 blower to work the rod. Tho 
rod is forced up and down the rylinder, iu and out. and the vaWea. 
open all/Tuately lo take in air which is conveyed to the funiaoe bjr a 
bamboo pipe from the eeutre of the evliuder and with p«u;h atnike of 
the rod is forced thrntijfh the furnace. Thn lenjjth nf cai-h stroke of 
the rod is alwut 3 ft. Gin., and as the workman move* with it lioek* 
wards and forwards, and uukkos ulHuit 34 strokes a minute, in a daj of 
24 hours a distance of more than 22 niiles is eorered. Thin funuu^ 
requinw nix nurkmeu lo look aft>-r it ; lw<t of whom attend to the 



mueltinft a.n<l four tako it in turna to work th« Iwllows. each of wboiu 
work fur six hoars at a tinii.-. Tlip finplover ^ive* the Wa.A smeller 
from ?5 to 85.50, out of trhirli ^tuu the aBsidtaots aiv paid and get 
from 60 cents to t>S oc>nt« a day. 

" The advaiitiiKw of a Re luti Tongku <jrer the UelauSvmut iit that &aj 
kind of chan'ual citn lie ii;«m1 ; but, at« a mattAT of fact, none l>ut tlii* 
beat 18 purcliaited. In unR'lliii^ uo llux in used. - The charcoal und 
OK an- tlirowii iu the furuacc together. In a dav of 24 hours from 12 
to 13 iiikiils uf i-bar<_'oal ait- iiMcd up iu each fiiruafw, itnd the reatilt is 
1 1 to 12 pjkulfi uf nietJillii' tin and fivni *> t^ S |.ik\ils of slii^. 

"The Relaii TuURka is the kind of fnma-.-o ustd in China for 
Bineltiiijf inm. Tin; wnrkraen aiv 8|HTially tr«iu«d for Ihf work and 
ftie al^'avB Hokion^. 

*' The Bla« is piir»-haHi'd by Hnkicn tnuelt^rs ot a cost of from $5 to 
$6a|>ikiil. It is hnrken )ip arid sincltod from fivv to seven times, and as 
onepiVnl uf Kla^takcH ittie piknl of i-han-oul Llu>a:niMn)t i>f tlin hitUT van- 
sumcdfrom the time the oiv is first smelted until nil the slay is dealt with 
isTcry eonsideraWe.andout uf all propurliun to the amount of m«(allie 
tin won. At the third tiiUL* uf smeltmK iH>ft-wo<d chaiL-uaJ is ii»ed." 

Therw are at 2)rf8i'nl, in thf three ilistriclH uf Knala Lumpur, Uhi 
Selangor and Ulu Lau;jrtLT, 203 lielau St^'mut and 65 Kclau Tongka ; 
but when Re^ulatiuu VI. of lBd4 (Smelting n^r tses liiceuaes Amend- 
meut) eotutfH iutu operation in Januury. lHd(>, only the latter form of 
funwee will be UcenwMl. 


THE very interestiuj; not*» un the fQlblurr of thcjnnjjle, bv Mr. 
L. W'ray, of Perak, which were r<;print»?i'. in No. 6 (Vol. ll.) of 
the Selaty/or Journal. aiifj;gesU*il cuini-ar'sou with similur ideas 
as held by the Malays of Wc-hiay'""- As nii(fht be expecle<l. the 
jungle-lorc of the sister States is by no means unifonn, but even in the 
cases w-liere it prores no. T trust these notes may not be tlimight out of 
place 00 tending to coufinn the results of Mr- Wray's obserratious. 

I. Thk Ckucowilb. 

The crocodile and tiie tiger are kiuf^ in tin ir respective elemeutH. 
and of lK>th many strange tlnni^tt are tuld. 

Tlie mother i^oeodite I'ominoiilv builds her nusl, witli or without 
the aid of the male julflmiL, iu the eentiv uf ii thyniy clump of pitfi 
trees just above bi^li-watcrraark. usiu^' the falL'n leaves to form the 
nest, and breaking up the twi^u with her nn-^uth. The season fur 
laying is said, in th>^ north of the Peninsula, to eoiui-ide with the 
seajion wlien the [laili UeadH Ih^^Iu to swell with the ffrain — i.e., at the 
end of the wat season— but in States where tho jrtidi seaaoii follows 
the lunar monthi^, this oomiuixisou is not po^aibl!. 

The most prolilie speeiei' uf cmcudile is nputod tu be the Buaia 
Lubok or *• bij^ht" erowdily (aUu called Buu-a Kawauj,'' or Marsh 
crocodile), whicli lays as many as fifty or itixty eg^s iu a sin^lu neiil. 
Oilier rarieties, I may add, are the Buuia Teml«i:;a (Copper eroeodik-). 



Iliv Biiiiia Kntali (Dwnrf LTOOoililcJ, whic-li is. an its niune inipltott, 
" short liuU t)t<mi." iiud ilio Bimiit Ituiii ur Besi (BUck ur Iron 
i.Toco<UIe). which is reporl-ed to attain a largtr sizt' thau uny other 
varit'tr. Thin lutu-r kin*] in uftt^u iuuksktowq, aud it* lieuiv ralleU 
Bitaia iHT-hiniut {M<*fwy tToenrlile) The larKi'st sfwcimen of this 
varJL'tj- i»f which I have Imd any reliable a^vouut is one which 
ineaaured "four fathoms le«8 one hasla" (probably about 26 f«?t). 
and whi<Lh wiut iiiii'^ht in tho liiiit' of Sultau Maliiuat at 8uu]^i 
Spinbilang. ni'ar Kuulti St'Iangnr. bv ime Nal»hndH Kiilib- 

Thc Bitaia JolonK*j*ilou^, which has attracted attention owin^ to 
its reputod identification with the pavial of Indian waters, and which 
is tlu'ivftin- no tnw e-mroJilf?, in \H''mted\y deBcrilHsl hy Mulaya tu 
Kfparaliuf; it*-lf fnrni the other Hpccics. 

Fiually, the Buaiii Gtilon^ Tttmui is not thu Dame of a it«pamt« 
vai'iety, but in ilw, iuliul' apjiUed to the Yimug Person or New WoinaJi uf 
Lht^ worhi of vronxlile-folk — the un^^rl•^8ivt' female who"siui|>s" at 
vveiTthmp and evcr^-body. for the mere gluvy of the snap ! 

"After hatchinti." day* Mr. W my, "the mother watches, and . . . 
eots up alt those which run awuy from the water, but should any 
em-ape bcr and get away on to the liind ihey will turi} into ti^trs." 
There ia much more p-^int in the Selanifor tradition, according- to 
w1)ich the little runaways tura, not into ti^rs, but into iguanas (or 
monitor liKurda, o-a we are reminded that we shnnld call them). 

As rejfUJ-ds the v-ikiit of ii toiijiue. wliich ia common to all erot-o- 
dili>«, it is sjiid that they wore so craated by di>8ijfn. in order that thpv 
nii^'ht not acquire a "taste" for' linman flnHh. Jlence the proverli 
wbifh hints tliat no carrion is t*»o Ijad for them to welcome ("Buaia 
mami t^ihu mt-u-otak I»an;'kei? "). 

Aft^T till' ouMm'ak t>f ferm-ity anionf; tli« crocodiles in the Khuij; 
liiver laftt vcar, some account of the way in which the crocodile is said 
to ca|>ture and destmy his huraan victims may prove of iuterest- 

Every crocodih- has according to the Malay three sets of fau^s, aa 
folIowB: -(1) "Si hami«t diiin." Owti above and two below), at the tip 
of the jaws; (2) Anlali-untah (two in the upper aud two in the lower 
jaw), halfway up; (3) C'harili kapon (two in thcuj'per and two in tlic 
lower jaw), near the »oeket. 

The first may be tJunslat^^L in Blaii;»' iibniw (from the croctidile's 
point of vit-w J by •• No go," the si-c-ond V>y " Shall I pet him ?" and the 
thirri a» meaning*, literally, "Tear his shroud." the latter being a refer- 
ence to tUu Hi'Ira^'e which is turn off the shroud among tlw Malaya 
ami nse<l afterwards for tying it up. ■ - 

If a man in eau;;ht by the firat-mentioned teeth be may yet escape 
by "cxliaiistiog all Mi-. Crotr-'s" resotirves." If caught by the middh' 
t<H-'lb, hirt cscJiiM? \n " debateahle," but if caught by the "tearent of tlic 
sboud," he ia to all iuteuta and purposes a dead man. When cattght 
by the Inller. llie cr(Ki>diIe carries him at once l)elow the imrfare and 
either trie!) to smother litm in the soft thick mud or pusltcH him nuder 
a Hna{( or projecting root with the object of drowning nim, the crocodile 
meanwhile watching him from a short distAiice- After what it 
cousidcra a sufTiacnt interval the crocodile »eize» the body of the now 



droumed man and rUcs to ihe fiurface. to " <^\\ tht> rilii, mttou and stars 
to witnew" thut it is not t^uiltj- of lin- liumitride : — 

Bultan&kii mombuooli lutKkau, 

AycT joog Dicmbunoh «nf;kau j 
which, of couw*;, means — 

It in ni>t I who kiU run. 

It ia Water which VilU yon. • 
After thrice repeatinp this stranfiejR'rformaiuv. Ihc crnfOflilt'H^.iiu 
dives, anii prepares for it« pro»pectivo banquet. £mbra(iti}{ the 
corjrBt; with its arius. nod curriog the tip of itii jKiwerfii! tuil iiudor 
its bellr, until it is nearly Wut double, il routrivt-w Id bn*ak the 
haclcboije of its victim, and tlieti tukin^ Ihe IxmIv up ome morv In 
itti jaws, dashes it with euoh rialenc*? ii^ainst a trunk or root a« to 
break the BmaH«r Ikjul-s of the liuitis. Wheu the -bom-s nn- thiii* bo 
broken aa to offer no cibslructini], il. Hwalluwa tbf bmly whulf; tbim 
affording' a remarkable purall.;! to the biwi in it.it mi-Thod of <Icvoiiriiif{ 
it« prpy, am) nK-allinp Darwinian idenK of their {■oiisinhno*!. 
M^iraenlous cai'ulieK have, however, ixfuaionullyoeKiirn.'d. Thun Lebui 
Ali was raughl by a (Tafimlilc at l^tu Biinik (Kuala Rcliiii^or), tine 
erenin^ as tho tide waa ebbing, and the crocodile after burj-infi him. aa it 
Uiou^ht, in the mud, retired to wal^ch the d-'nnvement. rnsensihiy, hi»w- 
cver, it floated further aud further off with the fallinj: tide, aud LeV'oi 
All weiufi his opportunity made a bold and auecwtiaiui Uaah for fretidoni. 
A Bimilar oatie waa that of Si Ka'. who was pushed undora bamboo 
root on the river bank by thp c^roijodile whit^h e^u^ht him, and who, 
after wftitinn till hi« fonuidabk' enemy liad floated a little further off 
than UBua), drew himself up by an i>verhaD^ing boii^h and swarmed 
up the hiem. At thi; Mtnic nutrnenl, tlie cruriHlilt- ttiude a ]ii«U fur 
him. and actually eau^hl him by thoj^-at Iik*. whiiOi dainty morsel hu 
wiUinjjly surrendert'd to the enemy aa the pritv uf lujilil>erty. 

A yet mon^ marwIUnis egiaE>e. still fresh in the memory of most of 
the rradeni of the J'riirinil, v;i\H that of thi- youth beh>n)^in}; tit ihu 
launch at Klaii^. who escai-'od, it ia rehvted, by the time-honoured 
expedient of puttioff liis thumbs into tUe crofodile's eyes. In con- 
ntMrtJou witli this latter exjdoit, by the way, aitthoritieH deelure tliut 
the CToeodile's eyes (like thoHe of a cmib) jmitriide from Iheir Koi^keta 
on stalks so lon^ as lie stiiys under water, the i(talk« being as long aa 
the forefinger («ay three inrlieti), so that it in quitA- au easy matter lo 
cut^ifa hold of these living ■•pegs." 

For the rest, eroc-odiles are said to have their sfcomaeh divided 
into several pouehea or sacs, the Malaya claiming that they have one 
sac for he stonea which they swallow, and another for the elothea, 
ete,. of their humaji vietimx, in addition to a real Htom<ieh (in which tlie 
remains of monkeys, wild pig. monacdeer and other small animals 
whieh apjiear tii he the staple food of erocodiles an; often found), uiid. 
in the case of female speeimeuF*. the uvury. The under pair of eyca 
wliioh, Mr. Wruy says, they are s\ip|)o»ed to use below the surface. 

•Ttw 1 1 ' tu' iiii'ntnl nltnhiilt-.i iil I he oTrviiilU' it oiio nf inli-n^l, o.» hi" u L'ri-iltti rf 

bjr HHM )l ' ' tiiiiiinii ••ninn. Il i% iinf irmilintTrrl ti,v ttin Malnjr.liiiiKniphi r> Ihnt tiv 

sMda/vnrr ' lAiini: iju ihi^ olht-r tuiiiil. hu ia rtvihit-il milli kU^iuii iduuuuii utuu-, 

tMmnorh iliftt tit la knava l<i " bush " tl iIiom luu«iiiiJv<l uttMlnl* " wbo poU a Jumf cfutrH 



»rv Iiure sn|)|ii>iH'(l U* Iw uaod at nl^ht, autl ia FkL arv bere calltnl M«i/>r 
DM&iin or iiight<).<ye8. h8 opposed to theii* rval eyes which th«y are 
BUppofled to U81; onlr hy (lav. 

As rejnirda l.he atoiif* wbirli thpy swullow, tK>iue i-rmtxhlen arv 
HUppiiHed thutt to )u^\i au mx'itimt of the nuinWr of riven which they 
bnvo entered, and utbfrs. eajittinaUv the ororndtlea tnliahitin^the l)i>;ht« 
of riTCra. are «aid to thus keep rouiit of thi- number of hii^hts they 
hare lived iu. The uoi^e they luiikv whim fighting, etc.. rcseinhh^ ik 
loud roar or Wllow, uud the Malays apply the same v<ttd meHgaak 
to tht- bcUow both t'f \hv crocoililf and the buffalo. 

The qiirstioii has Ki'ii r&Ued whether in the event of a crG4.i*<lile'8 
Iiinjul; \t=i tail, it n-uiild utow aguiii from the titum|>, as iu the vaw 'jf the 
liouiK-Iixard. wh» defiautly sheda hie tail at the itU^htest pi-oTo<-atit>ii, ifi> 
that it would aluiuHt a|i|iear ax it' hn t^njuYHd dnin^ ko. Th« opinion nf 
thi' Malays would iwH-m t«» Iv that it ia not impuKflihle ui the iiiae of Terr 
Tounj,' i-rneudiles. U'fore their lione» have hardened, hut that it would 
Icill a fulI-(;rown crorodilu to deprive it of ita tail at thf ^tump. Tba 
auhjeet is one, however, which ueedn further iiiveKtrjfatitm, eflpuciBlly 
as it i« poBsible that aome difference may exist in this respect between 
tile crocodile and the ^'avial. Crorodilea TtrhJeh have loft a portion of 
their tails, howfvur, aiv not unhiiown, aud are ealled " buaia kudau^." 

The wrath nf the cmccKlile-follc may l>e provoked in various wava, 
the commonest being to q>Ia3b a suronu. or. as it is sometimes saitf, a 
woman's mosquito-curtain (is " Mr. Croc." also amoUjj the " wouiau- 
tkroptt"?) iu the riTi-r where they live, or to keep two seta of weighta 
au«l ineaxurcs, one for buying and another for aellintf. aa is st>m«ftime4 
alleged (suixdy without foundation '.) to be done by our friend Ah Sin 
(in spite of "the smile tliut is childlike aad bland "). 

The crocodile " pawanjj" is Bt.metinn* ereditod with the power of 
calling the crocodile- folk together to discover a man-eater lunong them. 
and an eye-witnesa lately descnWdto me tbe^'t^neon one such ooeaaiou. 
A Malay hud bet>u earned off and devoured by a crocodile at lArut, and 
a Butu Bant man who went by the soubriquet of Nakhoda Uaasan uuder- 
took to discover the tul]'rit , Sprinkling some of the umjal aacrificial flour 
and saffron riee upon Ihe kiu^u>->- uf the waltr, he called out iu loud 
tones to the various tribes uf croeoililes in the river, summoning them 
to appear on the surface, and my informant declares that not Icsa than 
eight or ti--n crociKliles ai-tually ujipeared, whereupon the i>awang com- 
manded tlieni all to return to the iHitloin with tlie exivptitm uf the one 
which watt gniltv. la a few tnomcutti, we are told, one crocHHlile only 
remained on the stu'face, and, on his being forthwith killed and ripjied 
open. thi-garmeulHor the uufortouaU' iiuui wore found iu his stomach. 

StDiilar storiet) of the prowess of crocodile cbamiers are (old by the 

It only remains for me to allude to a tale told in davs of yore by 
tliat keen HiHirtsnuin and raeouicur, Capt. Syers(who, it ianoped. will lis 
able to corroliftte some of the strantier facts hert stated) of the L-rooodik? 
whowasMeen ewimmingabout with the horud of a bufiali».tlie remainder 
of which it ha«l swaUoHinl wboh', projei'tiug on each side of it« jaws. 

But that (I hear it whiBjiered ) is anuthvr sloty, — TV. 8. 

Mo. 20.— Vol. m.^lith Juw, 1895. 


TITE Acting IlesidoDt will to-morrow evetujig dine with Capluin 
Fawkcs on liuard the Mercury, ami remain there till tli« foU 
lowing daj, wlit^a C^ptaiu Fawkes uml others will visit Kuala 
Lumpur as guests of Mr. Rodger. A cricket match will be nrmnged 
for Moudajr au«J Tu''»day aftemoDB, and poswiMr a footljull match 
and rifle sliootiui? matth. An endeavour will I>e made to Rive a 
cigarette ttmokcr at the Selan|;;or Club on Tu^^sday Qight. The 
TisitoFB will lyave Kuala Lumpur on WeJneadav, the l^tli. 

Tbb following |rarHgraph appoant in a Straits paper : "Among 
the presentations made to Hor Majesty at the Drawing Room held on 
the 8th of Mny was Mrs. Hood Treacher, by (ho Marchioness of Bipon." 

At 9.15 thi« eToning. at Freeoiasoup' Hall. Siuga]«>r«.'. R. W. Bro. 
Sir C. B. n. MiielH-ll, o.c.m.o., will be installed a« Ri^lit Worehipful 
District Grand Mtutter *ii thi-- Enntc-rn AruhijRlai'o. We iu)tiv»* that 
R. W. Bro, Read, the Patron of our Im-al Liiclgf, has preHenled (lie 
R. W. Distriet Grand Muster, designate, with the complete regalia of 
hia office. 

TffH death of H.H. Abubakar, Sultan of Johore, waa annoimet-d 
in a S. S. Government Gateite EzhoDrdinarti. in which it eaid : "His 
Higlm<>8B'a 1(iiidm>»M of heart, I>eiiPVol«>n('H und hos[iitalitv endvared 
him to the whole community, and His Exeelleuey is cunGdeot that 
thia public expreSMion of sorrow fur the loss stiHtaiuud liy tlio people 
and the GoverjfijiPDl of thia Culony. anil nf sympathy with His Hijjh- 
ness the TunVn Mahkota and all his etilijtxtif in Juliore, will l>e slianid 
by every inliabitaut yf the Siniits SeltleuieiitH." H.H. the late Sullau 
was lK>m in 1835. and suc<:«cdod to the Johore territory on the death 
of his father in 1861. 

Mb, Aldwobtk went to Singapore on Tueaday, the llth, on his 
way home, on long h-ave; he joined the serrico in Ifan-b. 1889, Mr. 
lAwder, provided be doe^ not obtain an extension, is duo back in 
Selangor next month, while Mr. Kemp may be expected in Kiuila 
Lnmpur any day. his leave having expired on the 8th instant. Mr. 
Ridges, according to latest advices, is spending a rery [Oeafiant holi. 
day iu the Austrian TyroL Mr. Watkins had only reached London 


a oou{ile of tl»jB when by accident lie niet Dr. and Mrs. Welch : the 
Doctor was in fxwlleut heiilth Mr. Alfred Harp«r la aearching hSt&r 
health in Cnrnwatl and Mr. Nomism 18 Te&^wing his acquaiDtiiiice 
with London during the wason. 

Hant of our local readers will have road with regret the news of the 
death of Mr. J. P. Stuart., which ijocurred. in the Toipiug Hospital, on 
the 23rd nit. Mr. Stuart woa not only well knuwu, but widl Uked, 
iu Kuala Lumpur, wliicb was hiu destination when first cominjif out to 
Ihe Eiust, in 1884, he having entered into nn ou^fugement with Hewrs. 
Hill and Rathtwrne to aujurrinlfiul ihe building of the New Gaol 
(now the old (jaol) on the Hospital Koad. Much Bympathy will 1« 
felt for Mrs. Stnart, who mided in Kuala Ltunpur for some time. 

De. Soott, it will he noticed, during the match in l*erak, gave one 
of those awfyl "swipes" with which, vide the Frev Pre**, be ouco 
sttirtled Bome people in Singapore- On first arriving there he had 
a little practice at the nets, and hit a bidl over the canvas ttcreen 
on to the tpass spat^ on the other side of the road, theucc into the sea. 
In Perak he lifttrd one for six right out of the ground. We hear, by- 
the-way. that Dr. Scolt ban had au exeeUent ulTer from home, atid, 
vonsequeutly. that then> ii> some probability of oar losing him. 

In view of the expected visit, to Singapore at OhriHtmius (inie of 
cricket teams from Colombo and Hongkong to meet a Straits team, 
the SecTctnrv of the S.C.O. writes to Kimlu Lumpur regarding the 
ways and meana of cnterlaining the guests and the williugiie«a of the 
Native States to co-operate with Singapore in doing so. Wc under- 
stand that the Captain of our local cricketers will endeavour to come 
to an arraiigt-menl with the Pcmk Captain in oi-di-r that the Native 
States may in som<: alight degree huv^- the honour of participating a« 
hosts on the occasion. 

A MKBTiira of the Provisiona] Committee of the Beoreation Club 
(Dr. Travers in the chair) was held on 2yth May, at which letters were 
read from the Oovemment relating to the question of site. Satisfac- 
tory progress was re[>orted with the subscriptioa list, wliich it is 
hoped will ure long be completed as well as the arrangements necessary 
for startbxg the building. Messrs. H. T. Bellamy and L, P. Ebden 
have kindly wmseoted to oo-opeiate with the Committee. Messrs. 
l^imbuaamy Pillui and Doraaaniy were absent. The Government has 
offered to contribute the sum of 931>U to the fuutl. 


TsB Bulee of the SeUngor Olub. with the additaons and uncnd- 
mcDta nujile since the;r were last published, hare been reprinted^ aad 
iBAj be obUuned on ap(>U(»lion to Mr. Bligfa, the Secretaur. 

Tbb wgTiIar monthlr mf^ting uf th^ Committoe of the Sclangor 
Club w«e held on the 12th inst.. Mr. A. Bcrrin^n (Ghurniaii). Mr. 
B%h (Secret&rr), lyr. V. G. Scott, Mr. PaxoB and llr. Kuawll being 
pre«t-ut. Ueesen. J. A. Chichester and C. P. Jackeou -kvk elected 
m<-uiU:rB of th« Club. An api^cation from the S F B. £or the qm 
of t-be Club i>D tbu ou^asiuu of ihe Competiltun Drills ou the 28tb 
inst-t a* well aa on the following eTeniug for a dance, was read and 
gnmted. The auK^ogtions of the Rending; Boom Bnb-Conimitt«e, for 
the tale by auction in advance of magazines and certain iUostmtcd 
papers and for uiilisinfr the untttcd portion of the biUiaH room a* a 
re&dinj; room, were adopted. The Kub-Coinmitt«« also drew attention 
to the wa? in which ma^zinee and papt-rs disappear from tbt? Club 
aoou after arrival. The Bub-Cnmmitl^v fur Eiiti'rtAinmente prupoaea 
a danoe at the Club on the l!Hh Julv. 

The Committee of the Rifie Aasoctation have fixed the '21)th and 
30th in^.for the aecond Quarterlv Competition for the Quaj Quan Hin 
Cup. The shooting in the Monthh" Competition for the Malay States 
Tin Mining Co.'s Cup will take |Jace on the 22nd instead of the 29tfa. 
Pnu-tiL-e con be had at the Range on Saturday afternoons at 3 o'clock 
as tiHual, and ou ThuruIaT niomiupi at 7 o'clock. Tlie Association 
hare revaived from England tlin« Morris Tubes, wjtli tarj^eta snd 
ammunition. One of the tubea is presented by Dr. E. A. O. Trarcra 
(Vice Pr«i(]i-ut). and another by Mr. H. G. Corpmael. They will 
be brought inbi nw. a-s bouu aa a suitable range can be found (25 
yards being all that is required) near the Selangor Club, if possible, 
HO that members can get rifle practice any evening without having to 
{{o £ar away. As the ammunition is about one-foarth the price of 
the Mai-tini-Ht-nry cai-tridges. it is anticipated that theae tubes will 
afford an opportonity for some popular and inexpensive sport. 

Thk Trustees of St. Mary's Church. Kuala Lumpnr. have pleasure 
in stating that they have been able to insure the building againsit 
aocident 1»y fire, iuclusivo of lightning, for the sum of S2.000. The 
insoianee has lieeu effected through the Agency of Mr. O. H. D. 
Bourne, of the Straits Trading Company, Serendah. 

A new catalogue of the Selangor Library is now being printed, 
and will bbortly U- iesuod. New nik>s have also been dniwn up. and 



are as follows :— I— The LibrBiy shall be managed bj a coininitt«« of 
fire members. appointc<l nnnuallv bv the Re«ident. U. — Sabject fo 
tlio withdrawal of the priWIepe for l-roach of theae rulee. the penoQB 
who are entitled to borruw books free are Oor^romeut etm-nnts 
drnwioif $100 a mouth and upwards. Oonramcut officJaU drawing 
leas than (100 a month mav be allowed the use of tlie Library on 
produ':tiiin of a letter of rcc^mmendatioD from the Heads of their 
Departments. The privilej^e o( born>wiaK books umv ulao be allowed 
to persons not in Qoremuont serrit^o at the dincrction tif the Ooreim- 
ment Sccretarr. UI. — A rabscription of $1 per mensem in advance 
aliall bo oUifi^tcry on persons who ore unl iu Qorerument servii^e and 
who luiTD thft privile^ of nsing the Librarr. Thifi flul»K]-intion shall 
be optional in the ease of OoTernroent eerrant^. lY. — Subsrribing 
members alone shall hare the privilej^e of borruwini; new bucks for 
the first three lOonUis after receipt. V. — No book shall be lent bjr 
ihe Iiorrower to aar other person, but must he returned direct to the 
Library by the boiTower, Vl.^Xot more than thn-e Tolumi?8 vmy 
Iw taken out at one time. VII. — No Tolume shall be retained for 
roons than t«n days. VIII. — A fine of ten cents a day shall be levied 
for eaiih day a bnolc is kept, after notice requiring it<i return has been 
given. IX.— No lM>ok shall be sent or taken out of the Stale. X. — 
Any person who ahull lose or deface or seriously tnjore any book 
shall fiay the full cost of replacing' it, XI. — The committee may. for 
impru[K'r uooduct or breaeh of those rules, in their discretion refuse 
the nso of the Librury to any {teroou. XIL— The cummittee may 
temporarily eloso the library for eoltection and arrwiji^ment of books 
whenever ii may be oecessarj. 

Om FaiDAT, the 28th inst., wfaieb will ho oliserred aa a puUie holt> 
day in honour of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, the 
Selangor Fire Brigade will bold their Annual Comp«?tition Drilli on 
the PamJo Oround. The following night the S. F. B. will give a dance 
at the Selnngor Cluh, at whirh the Acting Itriti^^li R'^'sident ha* pro- 
mised to be present; sud on Ihe Sunday tbe uifmbers of the Brigade 
vill attend a Chureh parado. We giro below the programme of tbe 
com petit ions, commencing at 8 a.m., with an ioterral for la&ch after 
the third event;— 

No. 1 — SqoAn ov jiKY TuKBB Mkn. — To get the Engine to work 
with two branches, one (liK) feet) length of delivety hosa to be coupled 
to Engine, dividing breeching {Tal^-e) fixed, and one (100 feet) length 
of delivery hose to each arm of bn.>e<;hing. and branches. 

No. 2.— Two Mkn Enoikk I>bii.l. — To get the Kngine to work 
with one length of suction hose, with basket strainer attttduid* 



one (100 feet) lei^h of deBrerr how on each oatl«t, ukd two 

No. 3. — RorB Theowihc— To throw one i-nj of a fiO-feet flu rope 
oTtT a Uir not It-ss than 25 ff^t from tht:- [jronnd. 

So. +.— OxB Mas Dbill.— To ^vl tiit> Enj^nt' into working order 
with ooe length of sartion hone, with luckrt strainer altarbed. and one 
(SO feet) length of delivery hose from bimkcr. find Immch. 

No. 4a. — Ditto.— For Recinits of under one rear** aorrke. 

No. &. — Tthb-Ottt Drilu 

Ko. 6. — FoDB UsH DuxLL. — To get tlu* Engine into working onler 
with four (loo feet) len^^ft of delirer)' h'ise. two on eaefa uutk-t, two 
broQcheti. and two le-ngth« of imction bo«o with basket strainer attiit:h(.-0. 
1st Prixe.—Bnm helmet for «Aeh man, presented by Ucssrs. H^n-y- 
weaXher and Sons, Limited. 

No. 7. — Trbbk FiBEsiisx. — To run Escape Ladder AO yarda. pitch, 
raise ladder to platform, carry up ho»e. and branch, and make joint 
at foot. 

No. 8. — LiFi-Siviso I>Bii.i.. — Three firemen to raise scaling lad- 
ders to platform, and carry duwn ilmniiiy. 

No. 9. — CoMpjutT CoMPETiTio:* roB SiLTEB Cvv presented by the 
Qoremment of Sot&ngor. Squad of four men in charf^ of Lieutenant 
to ^et the Eo^e into working order with four braiichos, six (100 feet) 
lengths ui dt'Iirery hoxe, aiid bri-eihin^ (vain-) and two Icnt^ths of 
RUctioD hiJHD with baelii^t alraiucr attaohfd. Prixr. — Silver cup, to be 
held for one year by Lieiitemuit of wiooing Company. A mp will 
also I* preseutt'd to each member of the winning Cumpiuy. 

No. 10. — Tbakspobt C<»o],ie3' Kace,— Quarter mile. 

Exhibition <tf Ambulance, Life Saring, and Kre-fighling. 

Thb following patBgreph apii^ars in the Report on the Sanitary 
Board. Kuala Lumpur, for 1894: — "The erection of a refuso des- 
tructor, (tiuiitar to one giving uxi^'llent re«ultit in Bombay, has been 
sanctioned for next year, and a capital site has been selected for it, 
whioh combines proximity to the town with seclusion from other 
buildings, ami with ampk- sjtaee for estensiou should it be hereafter 
requireil. It will be a matter for future c«>nsi<Ieration whether the 
great heat, which will be produced by these furnaces, shotild not be 
utilised for geoerating steam to provide power for lighting the tows 
by electricity, if difGcnIty is expenenced in utilising the water power 
in the rirer for that purpose." 

E1.ECTBIC lighting! It hwk-i as thuu,{h we weru going ahead 
rapidly in this direction. One erening last w?ek the worVehops of 


Meisrs. BiWy. Hargreaves & Co. were lit up li;? clectriiity, and a 
number of Chinese Towkays were invited to witness the effiwt. ThU 
&rm is offiut for Mather and Plutt's dTnamos, and the sjstem on 
which they hope to work ie that of lighllugbv ac<-iiniulator8. B/ ihifl 
meana, shopkeffpora and otiwra will lie ]mt to a niitiiiuuin of expense 
aod trouble : the fullj<t-'hai^^ at^cumulutora being laki'u to the house 
of a cusloiiQer each afternoon and removed to the works each niomiDg 
to be re-chai^ed. 

It would he a difficult matt«r to give the exact rlato of the iKVatdng 
amy of the Selangor Scientific Society, but thoi-e is little dmibf (Imt 
it has ceasiHl to eiist. It was hoped, at (me time, that the Society 
would be the tneauH br which inLpern on variouB subjects would be 
written, reed snd discussed ; but, uufortunatvly, it did not jjet bcyund 
half-a-dozen meetingH. Some said the name of the Society was rather 
terrifying, and apt to make the bejj;iijoer fight h1i_v of alterapltng to 
produce a pajt-r worthy of the Society's alliterative and ambitious 
title. At the meeting called together in Septeniber. ISlhi. to discuss 
the fonnatioD of the Society. Mr. A. S. Baiendale gave z very iuterest- 
ing address ; and in tho following l>eeember Dr. Welch, who had been 
elected President, gave his inaugural address. At following meetings 
thcro were read papers on "Javanese Folklore," by Mr. Skeat ; 
" Exploring in New Guinea," by Mr. Hemmy ; " Kualn T.umpur Water 
Supply," by Mr. Patou ; and " How to Produce the Mesuierie Sleep.*' 
by Mr. Martiu. The title of the last paper, and the lethargic slate into 
the Society afleiwarda fell, is only a coincidenoe. Our reason. how> 
ever, for bringing up the name i>t the Society after an interval of 
neariy two years, is to draw attention t*} (he fact that the Society had 
funds— a sum of some 870 odd — and that the difficulty arises of what 
ia to be done with them. W« would au^'gest for the consideration of 
the Coiomittee. if that l>ody can be called together, thiit the sum in 
liand shoulil be givvu over to the Trustees of tht< Victoria IiistilutloD 
to be placed to the cretlit of the Treacher Scholarship Fund, whidi, 
we hear, is in want of further subs^ptious. 

Wb leani from the report of the State Engineer that the total 
' jgBount Bi>.'n1 by the P.W.D. in ISiH was $1,021,571.20. this sinn 
^^nibnu-'ing all heads of expenditure; thut 544 buildings iu the State 
are Goveromrnt pn>|Hrrty ; that 388 miles uf road were upkept during^ 
the year; and that the improremcnt iu building' material and cou- 
Btruction reforred to in the previous rejiurt cuntiuui-d during the year 
under review, and was most marked in the out-stations. 



Tbb HWolUm Btate of the river in the town ihews that then? Las 
bccD pleat; uf rain up-cffimtrr u wt-U u in Koala Liuupnr. We hear 
that a large [Kirtiou of tbe roaJ at Sereodab is undur wati-r. and that 
a bridge at Uln Yam Itas Imvu rashed awar. The nulwar. too, luu 
suffered, f here Xteiae no less iban nine slips on Ibu Uue l^otwueo Kuala 
Lunipur and Kuala Kubu. The womt one U at the Z7th mile, and 
will block the traffic vith Kvala Kaba for a few dats. 

TuK cart-mad tnwarda Pahang, which is loo1t(>d forward to as the 
meaiui of salvation. fiQitncially. for that State, ia going along merriW. 
The portion striking out of the Kalampang Road to the Selangor 
River, a distanw of fire milea. is about completed, and the bridge 
i^roas the river at thitt point, a most substantial -looking atntcture, 
is well in hand. After croMing the river the road mns closelv to the 
old bridle-track, and the &nt two mlleB or so of this portiou forma the 
cloffisg part of the second H«tioo. for which Messrs. Tait and Tate 
ore the contractors, who also did the first section, and bave now 
secured the contract for the first five miles out from the terminus, 
Kiiala Tiipis, towards Selungor. Tbe third secdon. that is, ruugfaly 
Hppaking, from the- 7th 1m (he 14th mtlL> ou tbe old track, has iM^n 
taken up by Howartb. Erskine, Ltd.. who are busy orgauiiting their 
labour force prepaniUir/ to ulArting work. From what we recently saw 
of the first five miles of the nwd, there are many parts where tho&e 
who are nervous wouM eeriaiuly prefer walking lo driving, where tbe 
most ventoresorae would certainly think twjoe before taking a i-estive 
borse, and where anjont' might be excused for objectiug to joumev in 
tbe dark. No doubt half % h^af is better tliau nime. but it seems a 
gretit pity itiat the road was not maile mnch wider — es|)ci'ially when 
we remeiubtfr that the lieavy rains of that district are for ever (>aring 
off the outside edge of sidelong roads. 

I>BrTiifa along the Sungci Besi Road the other day, between the 
10th and 11th miles, we came U[*od a Cbinet-u hawki-r of vt^tables. 
The iiiuniittg was hot, and bis wai^ had evidently gone off u hit in 
tiausit, in an open buRket, from Sungei Besi Market. At tlie point of 
the Mftd where we met the Chinaman some bangsals were erected ou 
a bank somit few f€»et above the level, and the drainage from ihem mn 
into a shiillow ditch, the contenfs and appearance of which were in- 
descrilml'lr filthy ; yet J<)hn. fquatting by its brink, was dipi'Jug a 
handful of greenstuff into the water (i') and then sprinkling it over 
tiie rest of his stock, ju^t to freshen it up I We had to enteb a train 
at Snngu Besi. so couldn't stop to expostulate with Ihe wi-et^h; the 
onl/ missile at hand was a balf-cousumcd vignr, and (liat, nnfortii- 



natelj, did not hit bim. The points that simck ua wore these : would 
11 Health Oifioer or a. poHceQiaa Imvc been justified in *' running in " 

the niau for what be wan dnhog? — we know we wore very wrong in 
trying t(t Ihrnw a lighted agar into hJH wye, and nu doubt would 
havo btfu very tmrry bail the attein|it been duoeccisful — also, whether 
Sauitary liispectors ar<; instructed to tAkc> action in oases eudangtiniig 
the healtb of the coiDinunitr in this manner ? 

A GEfTTLEUAN Tcrv l^iodly scndx us a cutting £roin a hom« paper 
deflrribin^ at length a new game, cnlled " Bridge." We feel, Kpeaking 
locally, that it would be a work of supererogation to priut the rules 
and uiod« of play -of any gome whiK' ilomiuoi-s hold the Geld. 

A coKEEsPONDEiiT Writes : "I bare suffered frequently, when 
driving a by no means frisky horse, from the proximity of the looo- 
motires to the road from the comer of Market Street right away 
to the Passenger Station. It is the nature of a locumotire to ojevt a 
lot uf smoke or steam aJid wake a startling notse and the effect 
on a horse removed but a (ew yards is not pleasant. To build a 
wall, say scren feet high, along ibis {>ortion of the Damansara Boad 
would obviatf a great doal of this ; and I hope that when the feneiog 
just put up gels out of ivpair it will be replaced by a wall. It may 
be urged that a blank wall is htdeuuH; just so. but not so hideous as 
th« aocidents tluit may happen from tlie want of iL" 


I.— Msji. 

ly jr EN who hare no oonsuence about bnsakiug engagements. 

fxX, This sort rarely sends to tell you that he is prerentcd. and u 
/ likely as not doeu uut a|c)luKi'>*^ ^>" meetiug you again. If he 

does, it is with an 0117 " Hope you didn't wait for me, old man ; 
wns a bit chippy after last night, and thought you wouldn't go 
either." But yuu had gone, and given up something to do so, and 
bad wasted an hour in waiting for bim, which he soems to think was 
foolish of you. 

Men who whistle. TbeT« are various aorta of tbeaa. There t» the 
man who whistles in hit tub or out of doors wliere nobody is likely to 
U' aiinnvi-d by it ; whom I Hkf. He whisUtt*. |>erhaps, " for want of 
tboUf^'ht." but not for wMUt of th-_>ut;ht for others. Bat tlwre is also 
the man who vrbistk-s in the rot>m where yon axe reaxling or trying to 
write; and the awful yet woU-kuown enormity who whistle* whilst 
you are trying to play whist a few yards away. 



Men wbo borrow horaes from Chinamen. 

Men who tako away novrspftpeni from Ctubs. btnatise "nobody 
tlunlcs anything of it," thouffh it Ae^n fiwply annoy half-a-dozen 
others searching £or the misaing [naper until thvy ^ivn it up with 
"That damned newspaper thief agBin." Which Ib rude. Why 
■houlda't he havv hi* pocketed the cost tA buying his own papers for 
home consumption, by paying for a f^gtb share and appropriating 
the ({tbs which belong to his fellow-members P He \s ready to bring 
it burk, the whole SS^hs (unobserr«d). when he ha« done with it — and 
they have no further ase for it — if he remembers. Wbat more do you 
want i' Thief, mdeed ! 

lien who hare to be written to two or three times before you can 
get an answer to your first letter, or rocorer a borrowed book. 

Hen who. like myself, hare little indulgenoe for the bad manners 
of the people thoj mect> and who perhaps do not always realuo 
their own. 

Men who are very pleasant to meet : many and Tarions,— Q. 


TO the didciple of Old Isaac Walton the State of Selangor offers 
but few c-hancce of obtaining that noble sport whirli. in the 
opinion of all true anglers, yields to none. The inhabitant of 
Kuala Lumpur, however, may obtain at tbo Lake a certain 
quality of angling. whi> h has not as yet been Tery largely exploited. 
The considerable area of water in the Public Gardens has now become 
Bto^'ketl with u lar^e and varied number of fish, which, although rising 
freely at live iuaeots and feeding on smaller fish, appear, in many 
cases, to be exceedingly fickle and hard to please when tempted by 
artificial or natural lures. Of the immercms varieties of fish lo be 
found in the Lake, the following are the most imjiortant. Ikan Hmbat, 
ikau haruau, ikan selmrau, ikau kopak, ikau terbul. The ibiu Hmbat, 
of the genus lamprey, is a fish with a tremendous Iiead and mouth, 
the latter feature being adorned with numerous whisker-like appen- 
dages. It is also possessed of a very sharp and rather poisonous 
spike, situated on its bock, which is apt to demonstrate itself when its 
owner is incautiously rubbed the wrong way. 

This fish is found pretty generally throughout North America and 
is there known as tl*^ "cat-fieh." It often attains to 50 or fiOfte. 
weight in the deep reaches of the Missouri and MisHiMtppi. It is by 
no means a sporting cbamcter, and is not to be tempted by a moviog 



boil; when booked it bores down ioto the mud like a barbel and 
behaveg generally in a suUen uad ol)«tiDftt« mtmoer. The ikui 
haniau iit of the nature of a pike, and resembles him in the delermiued 
way in whirh it seizeii tt« pnjy. When hooked it ii apt to nhew 
considerable aport, ruthingout intt>thcc«ntreof thelalmand jtimpint; 
from the water like a salmon. The ikan Bebarau ia a Terr handaome 
fellow — somewhat reiembling a chub. He has large silVerjr ecalea. 
and looks the game and sporting fish he is. In cammon with tfa« 
hanian, or 'ruaii, he muuol ie«ist a moving baJt^ sueh as a Devon 
minnow, spoon-buit or frog, if presented to him in a tempting aod 
natural manner, 

There are neafions, nevertheless, when the moat caxefnl and peiw 
severing nngUng will roHult in ahRoliit'* failure. The only possible 
procedure on these occasions is to go away, and, like the rain in 
the old nursery rhyme. " come again another day." Several different 
varielien of bait have W-cu tried with these two fish, but with 
none has any great or coiitiouous auci-ess been obtained. The Malay 
fashion is to capture a fair-sized frog and fix it on a large hook. 
A bamboo pole, about iH feet In length, and 12 feet of coarse line 
complete the outfit. Tlie procedure iet then to cattt the frog into all 
the likely ]>lacea along the margiu of the pool — dwp holes beside a 
rotting tree-stump, or in iwme still depth overhung by bunk or 
branches of trees. When the fish seixes the bait, which it oocasio&allf 
will almost as soon as it toucheK the water, it has to be oa it were 
caught on the hop, and swung clear out of the water, sometimes far 
back over the angler's head. This method has to be resorted to becanae 
there is no running tackle used, but very many times a heavy fiiUi ia 
lost by the hook breaking, or loaiug il« hold. 

The spectacle of a large fish soiling through the air into the jnngle, 
esiwoially where the angler is not visible, is somewhat startling. An 
artificiaJ frog it; an exeellent subriLitiite. ami can 1>e thrown to a eon- 
sitkrabU' distance by a good salmou rod. A fish of over 5 kalis was 
recently caught with this bait and gave vxcclleul aport. 

Tht> artifii'iul fly in occaaionally snccessfiilly used, but hen* again a 
n-ally Ht«.iidard pattern has yet to be diacorerod. Certain it is 
that on some evenings, when the surface of the water ia broken 
by riiitng fish, or hero and there eddied into a tiny whirlpool, 
ill a way tluit Bpt>aks to the old trout-Usher of Home Hti>ady-f ceding 
lorjlly fisli nf high degree, yet. when presented deftly with an houest 
trout-fly. not ft finny one of them n-iU rise to the occasion. If one 
could only chance upon the right combination of fur and feather 
what a day of reckoning there might W! 

Tlie most primitive method of capturing fish — i.e.. worm-fishing — 
•eems here to Ix* a diatiucl failure. No matter hoir largt' and lusciima 
Ute worm is or huw great the niiiltiplicity of hia wrig).'lings, iteldom 
indeed will any fiaii of diH'enl nir.e i-oiisent to make a meal of him. 
The most prolwible captiire of the tyro in angling with this bail 
would be tlie ikan kopak or Uiilay perch, or else the ikan terbul or 
rnurh. Either of Uiese will tgkke a grub, worm, or |>aBto. 


^B aoti 
■ adT 

1 rftthcr fancv those two TarietiRs of fish are a^gariouB and roiild 
be caught id \ax^e numWm Itv baiting n pitch for a da^ or 8o previotis 
to ooniineuriti^ operatioDs. To those who like to sit and speculate 
upon lhi> liubbmgs of a float great amusoment could be derived from 
ibia metfaoil. 

A piece of raw meat in Hcu of a worm is occasionally anooess{ul, 
but, (infortiinatelT, the Lake in inhabit^'d by Toracioua turtles, who 
shfw a dceidiHl preft-reni't* for thifl class of bait. Ad ugly moDsliT of 
aomtf t^n or twelve pininda weight ou a fine trout-line is, like the 
adreot of twins, a not too pleasant surprise. — E. J. R. 

•♦ »* «*♦♦*«♦♦»♦ *•*«»* 


THE great (^Tcnt in Straits cricketing circles — viz., the meeting of 
Scloogor r. Perak — in oguiu orer. with, unfortunately for us, 
the usual result, wo lieing defeated by five wickets itfter a very 
good guine in which some eieelteut cricket wnti shewn. £reu 
the mot)t eangaine of our team did not expect we should make such 
a good fight., and to mu so cloiM^ly such a strong team aa Perak have, 
is a matter of rongnituhition 1*) uh all. 

Wc were favoured with Iwiiutiful wtuther on Mondav. and baring 
won the toss elected to bat. sending in Glassford and Neubronner 
to iht* bowling of McKi'uzie uud Hught-n. The play wai very slow, 
both tx>wleni being well on thi- spot, and tlic batunieu refused to take 
Ubwrties. After two runs bad l)een scored in fteren orers Neubnmuer 
waa beaten by a good ball from Hughes and with but a f<!w runs 
added Qlawifonl wa« caught at ahort leg- To hme two ituch good and 
cafvful Itttgmen for six was n vf>ry Iwd start. in{)e«:^d fur us. but their 
■ncceuorii, Dunnian and Belhiuiy. batted with great confidence, and 
although it took 35 minutes to make 10 runs, things gradually bei'jinie 
IWelier. Dunman o|>L'iiiug his shoidders. AtSlBeUoiny waa bnwled 
by McKenzie, after playing ib very fine iuniugs for nine. Barely 
have wc Keen this l)at«iman Imt so well, and we hope his display fore- 
bodeii a return to his old form. Percra. who succeeded, was never at 
bona- with the Iwwling, and was caught at Rlip l>y Stephens fur a 
duck. Thomas^ shaped much better and (mid particular attention 
to Marks, who was bowling in pltwy- *A Hughes. At 84, howc»er, 
be was caught at slip oft Hughes after having played a veiy useful 
inningn for 17, Highet, who in practice had U^-n shewing excellent 
form, did not give much trouble, and nisdo room for our worthy 
Captain. Paxon, who soou lost Dunman. caught at niid-on by Marks. 
Tlie outgoing batsman bad batted in excellent form fur 58, in which 
were eleven fount. He gave a very difficult chance to McKenxie, but 
Iwr this his display was faullless. and iniglit to Btriire for him a place in 
the Straits team at Christmas. 0- P. Sti^iunr filled the vacancy and im- 
mediately set to work, but Paxon. Iieaten by a good ball from Scott, 
soon made way for Dr. Scott. Tlte doctor, after making 10, was 
caught off a weak stroke by Kelly, and Dongal, after hitting bard for 



13. failed to rtop a «low leg break of McKotuio's, leaTinK Stonor with 
a (KMO? of 16 not out, Rot in t'XLvlli-nt form. Our *<itftl was 136, not 
a TOTj.big one for aMwttiti^ tiiim like Pemk to orertake. 

Hughos oanie out) with the fie«t anfllysis. 5 for 34; MrKimzie onlj 
iteciiring two wickets for 3t>. The fielding wak MU|>erl>, and it would lie 
Jiffioult to Bee anywhere a better display. Vnales. at wicket, was in 
excellent fi)rm. 

Pemk 8t»rte<l Willi StppbeiiH and Voides. to the bowling of Dougal 
and P^Ji-em. From (lie beginning these batsnieu farwd the ^ama 
and stole a numlwr of short nma. At 34 PiTi'nt found the way to 
Stephens' wicket and Hngbe8 piiecoodod. Nmihnmner relieved Dougal, 
who had bowh-d «ix ovi-rs for 12 runs, and noon clean bowled Hughtja. 
iQgnll came next, but was never happy, he being apparently quite out 
of practice, and got Itowletl by Neiibronner after having given Dr. Srotl 
^difficult ehanue in the slips. M< Ivenzie now cjouie iu.but immetUatolv 
lost, the comiPODV of Voules, who wa« got rid off by a splendid mtob 
by Highet off fiellaniy. who was bowling in place of Perera. The 
retiring fcAt»man played a good innings for 32, at 25 he gave Dougal 
a difficult change in the slips, but his display otherwise was a good 
and ]^tient one. He has improved mueh in batting sinee we lut 
saw him. and altliongh his style is not pretty, his wicket is always 
a difficult one to get. Marks filled the vacancy and immediatclr 
nuide two bouudaries off Bellamy. McSensiv. ne.xt over, jumped back 
from a fast <iuo of NeubroDiier'K. and got his leg Plump removed. 
Weld, who siieceeded. gave lillle tniuble, and 3farkH was well caught 
by Dtiuman at long leg. making sevcD wickets down for 71. Scott and