SURVEYING AND EXPLORING IN SIAM.
magnificent mountain stands on the north-west, and as its pos
was fixed by the Indian triangulator, I made a mental resolution start my work from this peak.
The governor was querulous about his poverty, which he salt was caused by Pa ia Pap and a number of freebooters. FA r tel years a body of ruffians from the Salwin had committed all nia111 ^ of diabolical deeds, causing most acute misery over large tracts country. It was at the head of some of these that Pa ia Pap ^ occupied the town. Fortunately, none of the inhabitants had bee killed. Pa ia Papa s nephew had been wounded and taken prison1 The governor complained that he had not the wherewithal to ca ^ 011 government, and that the Chao gave letters to men of Mai, enabling them to collect jungle produce and fish, so that could not collect revenue.