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Murderous and pillaging bands advanced without interruption as far as Wieng Chan on the Nam Kawng, where, as already mentioned, they received a wholesome check, but not before they had effected an 1Damense amount of mischief.
Their route could be traced by the ashes of villages, and by evidence they had left within temples and pagodas, where they had dug up
CHAO KANTI, GOVERNOR OF MUANG PUAN.
J16 ground in search of buried treasure. In this, search, so skilful had \vh 106 Inade them that, in many of the temples, only the few places eie treasure was likely to be hidden were found to have been dug, le^est being left strictly untouched, had W6re s^own a ProclamatiA n brought down by some people who and eSCaPed frA m a village plundered by the Haw. Written in Lao, having a square Chinese seal, it called upon the inhabitants MtlA me A U^ and acknowledge the Haw authority, threatening death , A u^ escape in case of disobedience, for whoever fled to Luang atlg would be pursued and seized.