SURVEYING AND EXPLORING IN SIAM.
expense. At that time there was a Siamese commissioner, Pa ia Maha Amat, at Ubon. Hearing of the doings of the Haw, he, on his own responsibility, came up, got the people together, fought the Haw, who were about 800 strong, and totally defeated them. The last of the party took refuge in a wat, and speedily barricaded it
WAT (TEMPLE) FORTIFIED BY THE HAW.
and made a few loopholes in the walls, but they were captured ^ executed. This band, in their lust for loot, had gone beyond thel1 depth, and were completely cut off from their communications. ^ commissioner beheaded the unfortunate chief official of Wieng Ch^11 for surrendering. Siam now awoke to the gravity of the occasi011'