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|I1E return of Colonel
I #S\ I Roosevelt and party \aAjf)
I | from Africa, with the \SfMS.
h *** cargo of animal spedmens
which hail been
H killed (luring- their in- V
vasion of the jungle, >
I Y caused a New York
f " v f dealer in wild beasts
to tal'1 interestingly of tho busl/
N s ness In which his firm is engaged.
There are nearly a dozen firms
\in Now York city that carry on
iTVir 11a liiwir r \,n immense business in the transportation
of animals fresh from
the jungle. And triis number, of course, does not
Include such immense foreign animal firms as tho
Ilagenbacks. It is a paying business, ns indeed,
uro all businesses where the demand exceeds the
supply. The demand for wild boasts is far greater
than the supply, and as a consenuenco nrlena a
good, nnd tho dealers men of wealth. The extent
of this demand may he appreciated when one considers
that most of tho great cities In the United
States have zoological parks or menageries, and
that the animals are constantly being purchased
by them. Then there are private collectors and
circuses and the like, that aro ever ready to pay
tho highest prices for desirable animals. The animal
dealer who could secure and bring to this
country three or four gorillas would make a small
fortune. Dut no dealer has ever succeeded in doing
this. Tho gorillas die in a few weeks in cap
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vivn./, Lutjr cuuiu not, stanu an ocean trip for a
A rusty old German liner-lumbers noisily into
Quarantine, and then lies motionless on the tide.
Au ofllcer, with broad, red, bewliiskered face,
stands at tho head of the companion ladder, and
- he smiles a peculiar smile, as a husky screaming
ululation rises from below. "Tho animals are getting
hungry," he explains; "you know we have
BBverai iiunurea or inein on tho 'tween decks.
Want to see them? All right." In another minute
probably tho most competent animal man In the
world Is at our side. He Is not a trainer, or even
a tamer; he Is more. He Is a sort of animal cook,
and his special business Is tho personal management
of wild animal tours. Ho receives them?
Hons, tigers, leopards, elephants, everything else
?at Hamburg, where they have been brought
fresh from their native wilds, and not only superIntends
their shipment aboard a vessel bound for
New York, but he sails with them to make sure
that thev nrrlrn cnfi.li/ nn<l ( ? or^.?-.ri a
bo sure that if the tiger gets off on his diet and
needs a nico fresh live rabbit to tone up his system,
this man will bo a war a of tho fact almost
before the tlgor is?and, ergo, a nice big jumping
bunny is sacrificed in accordance with tho precepts
of wild beast materia medica. Then, too,
ono can never tell Just when the big boa is going
to rouse from his last gorge; when ho does
ho wants a toothsomo young goat, and ho wants
It. quick. It is a part of tho animal man's duties
to anticipate tho boa's appetite with all possiblo
He Is a quiet, unassuming man, with stoop
shoulders and bushy whiskers, and ho loads tho
.way to the 'tween decks without a word p??r.
Imps (ho uninitiated may believe that a tour
through the animal section of a freight carrying
vessel is an unimpressive experience. Well, let
them try it and see! This can be said at the outset?It
Is somewhat different from a menagerie.
It means something to como into close proximity
to a hundred and odd wild animals that havo been
ruthlessly snatched from their lairs in Africa or
'Asia, or elsewhere, and clapped into little barred
boxes, not as large as dry goods cases; slammed
in and out of dark holes in tho vessels of several
Beas on tho way to Hamburg; then finally placed,
in the stygian 'tween decks of a Gorman hooker.
Tho swinging cross seas of tho North Atlantic
have not improved their tempers, or their nervous
systems, and tho visitor at Quarantine is
quickly Impressed with that fact. Tho howls and
whines and tho harks cease abruptly as tho strangora
enter. For they bring the smell of land, and
tho great beasts sniff inquiringly, and hungrily,
The cages lined both sides of the gloomy space,
with a little passageway between tho boxes. Perhaps
this passageway was three feet wide, not
more. The cages wore plied two and sometimes
throo deep. In the bottom cnge, for Instance,
would bo a tiger; In the next above a smaller animal,
say, a leopard or a lynx, and above that a
ijui iui., in t? Dirndl ui iieerKuis. i ninK or it! A
thrun-foot passageway, with ferocious animals,
Btrotching along for 100 feet on all sides. Talk
about nlghtmaros! The reporter's hair stiffened
out like so many pieces of wire, and ho wished
most fervently that ho had not come. It was moro
agreeable, ho felt, to see thoso animals In a menagerlo
whore tho cages aro ample and the bars
an Inch thick.
"Iletter keep In tho middle of tho aisle," says
one of tho animal men; "these fellows sometimes
roach out for you."
Words such as theso, of course, hardly tended
It really was too darjc to see much. One
caught a view of the cages stretching away in
gloomy porspectivo until lost in the darkness, of
. ;t /,
rows of glowing green eyes and great teeth with
the llash of red tongue writhing betweeu A zebra
switched tho reporter with his tall and be turned,
only to jump almost out of his skin as aj elephant
touched him on the other shoulder with)iis trunk.
IIo was hardly over his scare when, zip! a leopard
reached out nfter his coat tall.
In one way this lower deck sectl>n was a
good place to visit; the Joy and relief in > Ing ablo
to leave It furnished tho biggest and mojl absorbing
sensations that this monotonous wjild lias
held for tho reporter In tho last few months at
Hartels & Co.. aro the largest dealers In wild
beasts In this country.
si. imgo wild animal dealer," said our Informant,
"imports considerably more than a hundred
largo wild animals each year. For instance, our
record for one year which 1 happen to have at
hand, shows that wo Imported in that period 20
elephants, 35 camels, 20 tigers, 5 lions, 45 liopards,
20 pumas, 18 panthers and hundreds of birds and
monkeys and small things. Cubs?lion and tiger
and bear cubs?are in special demand by wealthy
families. They are reared and petted like kittens,
but in the end they outgrow their playfulness and
uio lamilies who bought them from uh are only
too willing to pay us to come and take then away
when they attain any sort of growth. \\?; have
received many orders for hippopotami, Lut the
beasts are hard to capture and ninety-nine times
out of a hundred they do not live through tho
voyage. In fact, menageries throughout the country
have to depend of late years upon the progeny
of tho hippopotami in Central Park, New York,
"Like all animal dealers, we maintain expert
animal catchers in all parts of the world, and it is
tbeso men who fill the ships which arrive here.
The llagenbecks have two collecting stations,
one in Calcutta and the other in Aden, Arabia l^ront
tills tinlnt fhri (inlmol -n ? ?? "
, uutii?3 ku lortn and spend
months In the wilds, returning to the stations with
their catch. Wo ourselves send catchers direct
from this country?at present wo have men in
South America, on the hot sands of Africa, in tho
Himalayas, and elsewhere, lilllng our orders. Ono
of thorn was recently In Arabia on a camel hunt,
two are now In the East Imlies trapping tigers,
and so they are spread about in placea where wild
"Sometimes wo recelvo an order for a largo
ui Qicfjuauiti. wo telegraph this order to
our catchers in tho elephant country, who, after
organizing the natives Into a hunting band, proceed
to collect tho desired number. A huge inclosuro
is built in one of tho main elephant paths,
and at night when tho big animals come to feed
they are driven into tho Inclosure or keddah by
means of llres and fcbouts and the firing of guns.
Heaters on tamo elephants then ride Into the inclosure
and ropo the boasts, and in a short time
they bocomo accustomed to being led about. Elephants
are naturally mild, and were this not tho
case they never could bo captured, because of
their great, hulking strength,
"Tho natives also captured elephants in pits,
a barbarously cruel method in which moro than
du por cent, aro killed by tho fall. Tho animal
catchers tako tigers and lions in pits also. Thoy
dig a hole, cover It with matting and place on this
matting a dead goat. At night tho lion or tiger
steals from hla lair, sees tho goat and springs
upon It. Tho matting, of course, gives way and
down into tho pit goes the roaring beast. Then the
catchers run up and throw nets into tho pit and
the struggling animal soon becomes hopelessly entangled.
Nooses aro then lowered into the pit and
the beast is dragged out to tho cago. Six out of
every ton are killed in this process. Leopards and
jaguars and tho smaller animals are caught In
tssia^ ?* ; s
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traps Just as mico are caught, and
monkeys arc also trapped. Such great
beasts as th<> rhinncwos nn<) thr> likn
are not captured by the animal men,
but are secured from native poten
tates, who give them away as a mark
\ of special esteem or barter them for
\ brass and other trilling but showy
\ "We take comparatively few lions
from the wilds now. It is cheaper 'o
I ,H1-V "lom '? captivity, roiar, gnz^
zly and Russian bears also arc mainly
J-l bought and sold in captivity; but othi
er wild beasts are taken in their
I FOOD IN LONDON IS CHEAPER.
'JN f "For many years," said a man who
^came-hack from a European tour the
ot'ier day, according to an exchange,
1 fjEftp "I have been in tho habit of getting
iV/iO into an argument with friends after
iifiHTJ my return about the prices of food in
the best restaurants in New York and
Loudon. I have been contending that
New York restaurants were putting
up their prices all the titno and some of my friends
have tried to convince me that you could get a
meal cheaper at tho higher priced restaurants in
New York than in London.
"I determined this time to collect some real
(lata for comparison and as a result I have kept
tho hills of many meals I had in London. It la
my intention to duplicate the meals I had over
there at some of the restaurants here, item for
item. I did this with one of them the other day
and demons!rated that for such a moal London is
a lot cheaper than New York.
"Here is the hill for a luncheon I had at 0110
of the most expensive hotels in I,on>lon:
Hors d'oeuvres varies 0 9
Pllaffo of sweetbreads 2 0
Asparagus 2 0
Cheese (Neufchatel) 0 0
Coffee 0 ti
Ileer 1 0
Totals 0 0
"Now, six shillings nlnepenco at $1 to the
pound la $1.03. As for tho dishes themselves they
could not have been surpassed anywhere. For tho
bora d'oeuvres I had a dozen different dishes to
"Did you ever find hors d'oeuvres varies on the
bill of fare of a New York restaurant? Try it. Of
course you may get them at a tablo d'hote, but
I mean on the carte dit jour of a restaurant where
you pay separately for each thing you eat.
"In Paris there is a restaurant In the Avenue
ilo rHnnrn u lmm *?/*? ?? * 1 * - *"
? .n.Mu * <iu n?i>v iiiioiu iw.'iiry different
varieties of little fish and cold salads and
appetizers for about 15 or 10 cents. It took ine a
long time to find this in a first-class house here,
and then when I did so it was in a restaurant
which Is not usually considered among the most
expensive in the city. Here hors d'oeuvres varies
masqueraded under the title of 'buflfet russe.' They
chargnd me 50 cents for it. as against the 18
charged in the London restaurant.
"My pllaffo of sweetbreads tasted exactly like
fhnt T bfi.l !>i 1 nn.lnn cr.,1 ?
. ci 111 Ullill, l-.MH.lll I 111- SillllC, .)*)
cents. I ordered some asparagus. On the bill of
fart; they had asparagus with Hollandaiso Banco
for *10 cents, but I wanted It cold, with French
dressing. They did not tell me it would bo any
more, but for it they charged me 70 cents. For
the Neufehatel choose they charged 20 rents and
for the coffee 15. The robbery camo on the beer.
"In London if you want a little pitcher of beer
they serve you an excellent brew of Pilsener or
Wurzburger in a little sealed vessel holding a
pint for a shilling. I asked the waiter to bring mo
a small pitcher of beer on draught, knowing they
did not servo the beer as In Ixmdon. Ho brought
mo a pitcher and charged mo 70 cents for It.
iiij u111 fiimu if> or ex.ictly $1 more
than the same food and drink had cost mo in London.
I gave the Now York waiter a quarter and
ho scarcely nodded. I gave the London waiter sixpence
and lie thanked me so that I could hear him."
"Tho religion of somo people Is too lenient,"
naid isisnop Hcsiln in a recent address iu Nantucket.
"Somo pcoplo suggest to me, In their view of
religion, a llttlo girl whose teacher said to her:
" 'Mary, what must wo do first before wo can
expect forgiveness for our sins?'
" 'Wo must sin first," tlio llttlo girl answered.?
Among othor events, wr> rhnll have a sack race
for ladies. Professionals barred.
"What do yon moan by professionals?"
"Thoso who have been wearing tube gowns."?
Jy WILBUR D. NEmTl 1
Tlio dusty roml lay long and still
I To whore It broke ncross the hill;
I The weury breeze would come and lift
A pulY of dust, and let It drift
Against the haggard clover bloom
I That cavo hut shnilnwa <? t nnrhimn
I Ami on the grass that was ua gray
; Aa ever any dust that day.
The trees stood, thirsting, Innk and loan, j
j With famine-yellow In their green,
| With loaves as shriveled an the ham!
Of some old man who scarce can stand
Uec.iuso cf all the years he feels;
Th" wagons moveil wth rattling wheels;
Til.- In t-n will, angry hums sailed by.
The birds chirped to tho empty sky.
Tho twilight came without a breath
(>f wind, and was as still as death:
And all the night tho hot stars glowed
While crickets clacked a crack I y ode; ,
The dawn woko white, and brought a
Of tin- Sahara's heat Intense,
And the thin dn.Ts lay roundabout
mi in? :r long, red tongues lolling out. i
i Then fiinMcnly a breeze laughed by
Ami tossed a hnze against the sky.
' And runnnlni;, raring down tho bill
> Came raindrops, with a subtle thrill
As whun souk- rippling dunoe-notes surgo
Across tho droning of a dirge,
i And brook ami rlvor, hill and plain
Leaped up and sang: "Tho rutn! Tho
The Tussock Moth.
The tussock moth is so called because
of its color, It being a fashionable
shade of tussock.
It flutters about upon the scented
i breeze, gaily laying an egg hither and
yon in the foliage. Then it retires
A,rter a time the eggs hatch out. Tf
the moth had to sit on Its eggs to
hatch them It could not effect such a
complete distribution. One mosquito,
for instance, will lay 80,000 eggs in a
day, but most of them will produce
mosquitoes that immediately go to
some summer resort. The offspring of
the tussock moth Is the tussock cp,ter
] puiar, which is a slow traveler And a
vegetarian. It, Is what entomologists
call a "beautiful specimen/' but ks
beauty is not even skin do'op.
The caterpillar locales lli some (own
I whero the city council 'does not see
; the need of gratifying 1h<; idle whims
| of nature lovers, Cfne caterpillar is
iioBiKiii'u 10 oacii iear or the vinos and
troos that have Ween raised by hand.
A fow days latei; t hero Is no necessity
of spraying tUo foliage, for it isn't
The tussoclt moth la our leading
Maud Missed the Trip.
A chnrmlmr younsr u.>man niuned Maud
Wan ]>I n>iiliut a trip fur abiauil.
81m all that l?i>thor
"And so," grumbled the rich undo,
"they say niv money Is tainted."
"Yes, uncle," replied the diplomatic
nephew, "hut 1 always a.-k them what
they can expect of a fortune amassed
through a corner on llmimrmf
Suggestion That Went Wrong.
"Now," said iho kind employer to
tho new clerk who had coino to work
dressed In his ri Udr togs, "I wouldn't
wear that costume during business
"And very Rood tasto you would
snow, air, r< pneu tlio now clerk.
"Think how a man of your build would
look in thom."
"You firo so proud of your now h-U'
and dress," growled the; husband, "that
it is a wonder to me you haven't left
he prion marks on them'.'
"What's the uso?" cnrt?loH >. *- <
wife. "Every woman I know lias
priced them and given (hey up In do-,
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P\ Nve'^ unless I
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I ^ kne.v I could nob
tho strain of
^ ^"^Zr^^yone, so I wrote to
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yTvk V 'about my health
: J^iSjaiul you told mo
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taking Lydia E.
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SIMPLE STATEMENT OF FACT /
Mr. Johnson Unable to See WheAny
Way He Had "Put HI
hoot In It."
It Is co/mmon to deplore tho laA; of
humor In a person Yet the very
want of It may save a certain amount
of embarrassment, as was tho case
on a certain occasion with President
Johnson. "He was one day," says a
writer in Harper's Magazine, "visiting
my mother, and a friend, Mrs.
Knox, a widow, came in. She had
i\ihj?u ivir. jounson some years before,
\then he was a member of tho
legislature but they had not met since
After mutual recognition, Mr.
Johnson said: 'How is Mr. Knox? t
have not seen him latol.v.'
"'He has been dead six years,' sai<5
" 'I thought I hadn't seen him on
tho street,' said Mr. Johnson.
"When Mrs. Knox left, my mother
said, laughing: 'Thstt was a funny mis?
take of yours about Mr. Knox.'
" 'What mistake did I make?' said
Johnson. 'I said I hadn't Seen him on *
tho street, and 1 hadn't.' "
At the Shore,
Polly?T wonder how') Cliolly man*
ages to keep that wide Ur' nined straw,
on in a wind like this.
Men are alwnys
pins will not find t
Served with Sugar and 1
a little Lemon. f
Postum contains the Id
natural food elements of ?
field grains and is really
a food drink that relieves
fatigue and quenches the
Pure, Wholesome, Delicious
mere's a Keason" V
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