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 - of of indeed ELEPHANT CAPTURED "Tex" the three...
of of indeed ELEPHANT CAPTURED "Tex" the three and three-quarter ton elephant who wearied of the circus circus life, while' the Moon Brothers' circus was showing at Tupelo, Ark., a few days ago, is (or was), tied to *a tree a few miles from that place. "Tex" was almost persuaded to fol- fow a horse friend of his back to the life of the circus, but while on the way, happened to remember the circumstance circumstance which had made him decide decide to tiuit the circus, so waved his trunk in derision, and invaded a field of popcorn, nearby, up. and down which he honped and frisked all night, but when morning came, and he saw the assembled crowd, he grew angrier, ambled out of the field, demolished the surrounding fence, and meeting a flivver, picked it up and tossed it fifteen feet out of his way, while he attempted to lose the crowd. In the meantime, an elephant expert expert from Illinois, had been sent for and arrived on the busy scene, and promptly laid a trap for his majesty, majesty, "Tex", A bait of watermelon, and corn was 'prepared by the barrel full, and placed just behind the trap, but "Tex" with much contempt, carefully carefully tossed the aforesaid trap aside. However, while he was enjoying his lunch, his memory slipped, and, the trap being replaced, he ' stepped directly directly into it, and found himself on his back. , •* The expert made his big mistake at this time, by confidently walking up to the prostrate beast, intending to place another rope upon him. With a -snort of rage, "Tex" grabbed the man by the head and succeeded in scalping him, taking about six square inches of skin from the expert's head. After that episode, he seemed to feel much more contented, flapped his ears contentedly and made no objection objection to being bound to a two- foot tree with steel cables. So there "Tex" now is quietly flapping his ears and singing a little little elephant song through his lengthy nose, but the next move cannot be accurately calculated. The citizens of the district don't know just what to do with their captive. • Raymond Gain, well known in Neosho, Neosho, ,is mechanic with the Moon Brothers circus, and "Tex" slapped him over last year, apparently for no cause, "Tex" has the death of nine men credited to his tempermen- j moods. <

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  1. The Neosho Daily News,
  2. 16 Sep 1925, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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