Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 7, 1936 · Page 14
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 14

Pampa, Texas
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Sunday, June 7, 1936
Page 14
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A BANDIT? NO, 7. DON MEET ANY BANPIT HERE'5 \ SEARCH HI5HORSE:]DA GRASS. MAYBE WE MEN.'&ET- DEAD OR ALIVE. LDIEHOFFORTUN HALT'STANDANDBE SEARCHED NOT A WORD, YOU MUG, OR I'LL BREAK YOUR NECK. HI.HO.'THATWASA CLOSE ONE. BUT ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. WE'RE LOOKING? ^ FOOLS? IDIOTS/ I AM COL WOTTAMUGGI. HCMI DARE YOU FORA DA BANDIT/INTIMATE THAT I WOULD HARBOR BANDITS-.'BE GONE WHO &OT AWAY — COL.VYOTTAMUGGI? WHY, HE'S THEOLD BATTLE- AT THE COURT-MARTIAL WHO ORDEREP ME WEIL.TM PLAYING SAFE-I'M QUITTING THIS WAGON &ETORE I'M KECOGNIlED T DAY, EASY ARRIVES 1N PORLORNA , GAV CAPITAL OP THE EXTRA? HOOK-NOSED HEY DRIVER?\SLOW DOWN. VOil CONFOUNDED, 1 HE'LL 60 TO WATCHA WHERE BLQCKHEAP/ YOU'RE GOIN6/-Ji:___ «p^yp-/ ^THiS! OUCH/HELP' THINK IlL LIKE THIS PLACE WOTOMU6 DEATH IN STAGE COACH CRASH '• ADVENTURE- I STAMPS buISKlehv, ASCO DA GAMA, fearless Portuguese mariner, rounded the Cape of Good late In 1497, and dropped anchor in the bay of Calicut, India. He was the first European to establish an eastern "water route to India, and now he sought out Calicut's ruler, the Zamorin. The Zamorin's reception was cordial, but the fanatical Mohammedan merchants seized Da Gama and his escort, and held them for ransom. When Paul da Gama, Vtsco's brother and companion, heard of this, he seized six nobles and held them until the prisoners were exchanged. Da Gama departed, swearing vengeance. Another expedition under Alvarei Cabral arrived at Calicut and set up a factory, but as soon me Cabral departed the Mohammedans murdered the Europeans. This was Da G a ma's cue for revenge. Leading an armada of ten ships, in 1502, he sailed for India. Without warning. he terrorized the coast, raided cities, fired ships, mutilated men. women and children, and laid Calicut waste. In 1898 Portugal .issued stamps commemorating the voyage of Da Cama 4OO years earlier. The one shown here pictures the Zamorin's reception of the navigator-

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