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The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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and catching tigers in Cochise China. --Many of them obtain their livelihood by tiger catching, the skin of the animal being . They use a novel mode of ensnaring battle. Two Malays generally go in company, and travel over many people of the country. Those who follow this business regularly have chops, or permits, from the Query of Saigon, allowing them to build a hat for their use in any place they think fit. The hat is built on the top of four bamboos from fifteen to twenty feet high, and as the tiger cannot climb these the two men can remain in it and watch their snares in safety. The snares consists of large leaves or sometimes pieces of paper, about six inches square, covered on one side with a of the same nature as bird-lime, and containing poison, the smallest particle of white getting into the animal's eyes, causes instant and total blindness. They are laid about thickly, with the bird Breed side upwards, in the track of a tiger; and as surely as the animal put