Elephants At Large: 0050.0804

ELEPHANTS CONTINUE TO ELUDE CAPTORS – Myrtle of Charleston Fame Said to be in Hiding Near Base of the Moyie Mountain.

            Rumors to the effect that Myrtle, the Charleston dancing elephant of the Sells-Floto circus, had been captured were denied today.  Myrtle, according to a late account, is wandering in the thickets at the base of Moyie Mountain, about five miles from the city.  She is said to be growing extremely wild and to be bringing all her latent jungle instinct to bear in her efforts to elude her pursuers.  Charlie Ed., the young clown elephant of the circus, has not been seen for three weeks though it is believed that he too has taken to high ground to keep in touch with the recalcitrant Myrtle.  Unless the animals can be induced to leave the dense timber for the open their early capture is more or less problematical, their trainers admit.

0050.0804: Elephants At Large

Myrtle the elephant said to be wandering in the thickets at the base of Moyie Mountain and her jungle instincts are coming back.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  September 2, 1926
Pages:  6
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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