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An English officer killed by an elephant.

--The English papers say that a young officer, Lieut. Hughes, of the 66th Regiment, was lately killed in the Wynaad jungle, in a reencounter with an elephant. He was a steady shot, with plenty of nerve, and, having rolled the animal over with the first shot, he went up to him, thinking him dead, when the beast rose up and charged. Lieut. Hughes put up his rifle to fire, but the cap missed, and the animal absolutely crushed him to death with his weight. He was found in the mire dreadfully mangled.

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