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(By Agnes Holmquist)
Travelling by foot and in a canoe
from Talifu, a small town in the
shadow of the Himalayas, across
country to the Yante and then down
the upper rapids of the river, Capt.
Harold Fleischhauer, who is visiting
his brother Hudson Fleischhauer,'23m,
had the unique experience of being
the first white man to penetrate that
country. The trip from Talifu across'
country to China was part of a longer
trip through the entire Orient.
Last February, Capt. Fleischhauer
joined two Americans at Agra, India,
who were travelling east through In-
dia. From Agra they went down to
Rangoon, Burma, where they conceiv-
ed the idea of the tramp into China on
foot. Getting their equipment there
they started for Bhamo, directly north
of Rangoon, making the trip partly by
rail and partly by boat up the Irra-
waddy river, a river whose gorges
rank in magnificence with the canyons
of the Yangtze anid the Colorado. At
Bhamlo they left civilization, striking
out acrosS country, using mule cara-
vans and Hindu coolies to carry their
equipment.
Found Only Foot Paths
At Talifu they were told that the
60 mile stretch to the Yangtze river
was almost impassable. The trip
which they made in four days was
done entirely on foot, altitudes vary-
ing from 2500 feet to 8000 feet above
sea level. There are nothing but foot
paths through the country, the natives
never having seen a wheel. The high-
lands are inhabited by the original
tribes whom the Chinese have neve
succeeded in subduing, and the low-
lands are inhabited by the Chinese.
At Chin-Chiang-Kai, the town of the
golden sands, 'on the banks of the
Yangtz~e they procured an open row-
boat and started the trip through the
upper gorges of the river where no
white man had ever been before, and
where it was even difficult to get a
crew of native boat men to make the
trip because of the swiftness of the
river. Capt. Pleischhauer in telling the
story said that be had expected to sit
back and enjoy the trip, but the first
day they shot seventy-five rapids and
he was kept busy bailing out the boat.
Natives Make Sacrifice
An amusing delay was exderienced
every time they had to change the
crew, which occurred about every
three days. No native would under-
take the trip without first making a
blood sacrifice to the river gods. The
sacrifice consisted in killing a cock
and dripping his blood about the sides
of the boat. Then as the blood dried
feathers pulled from the cock would be
stuck in. it. From these numerous
saciifices the boat at the end of the
trip had a peculiar tufted appearance.
During this ceremony punk sticks
were kept burning at each end of the
boat. Afterwards the cock was cooked
and eaten.
As the party advanced farther down
the river the gorges kept getting
steeper and the rapids swifter. Along
the banks of the river there were
found people who are hardly more
civilized than the men of the paeoi-
this 'age. They wear little or no
clothes and live'in caves"dug in the
sides of the cliffs bordering the river.
They exist entirely by fishing and rais-
ing a little rice. The appearance of
the boat on the river frightened them,
but they were friendly to the men o4
the party and showed great curiosity
over the equipment. A Hindoo cook
traveling with them made himself very
popular with the natives by exhibiting
a can opener.

River Travel Abandoned
At a distance of two hundred miles
down the river the rapids were so
swift that the boat mn would not go
any farther and river travel had to be
abandoned. The canyon at that point
was 6000 feet deep. The cliffs so
steep it took two days to climb to the
top where they found a small village
of about 50 people. They had no idea
where they were and, could find out
nothing from the men of the village,
who had never been farther than a
day's travel away from the village.
Through this region the, goiter was
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