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THE ORANG-OUTANG SITS FOR A SCULPTOR.
Paptllon become when he realized that he at
last bore the seal <>f oi'irial approval that he
essayed the other day to whip a eat twice his
size. It is the hope of his mistress that he
■will recover in time to appear at the show.
The women in this city who, for the most
part, are the owners of these little dogs are
naturally delighted over the recognition their
pets have received. Mrs. O. 11. P. Belmont, who
was among the first to bring the Papillons to
this country, is now in Europe. Mrs. Belmont
first exhibited her Papillons at the Toy Ppaniel
Club show at the Waldorf-Astoria in 1901 Mrs.
Barke-Roche is a lover of the cunning little
Pa I M'llon,s > and for some time was the owner of
three that are now owned by her sister, Mrs.
Peter Cooper Hewitt. These little dogs are fine
types of the Papillon. Lili is three years eld.
Mirza two and Bijou only eighteen months.
They possess every characteristic of the full
bleu Jed Papillon. This breed of spaniel is sonic-
Urr:- I called the butterfly and sometimes the
jquirrel Fpa.ni.-1 — butterfly because their large
>ar,s out from the head like the wings of
A butterfly, papillon being the French for butter
fly, and squirrel because the tail, carried over
the back in a sharp curve, feathered with fine,
bushy hair, reminds one of the tail of a squirrel.
These little dogs range from five to eight pounds
In weight and stand from eight to ten inches
high at the shoulders. The head is small and
slightly domed, and the coat, which is abundant,
is usually mahogany red, chestnut or parti-col
ored. Mrs. Edward Wharton, of No. SSI Park
ave., owns some fine full blooded Papillons, but
they are not to be entered at the coming show.
Mrs. A. S. Alexander, of Castle Point, Hoboken,
N. J.. is the owner of two fine types of the Rose
neath terrier which are entered in the new
class for these dogs. Pixie is a long haired dog
and Captain is short haired. Both have all the
marks of the terrier and resemble the Scottish :
terriers, except that their coats are white. H.
D. MaclKma, their former owner, says that the
person who will take the pains to investigate
the claims of the Roseneath terrier to a separate
classification will find that, aside from the color
Of the coat, tin cars are more transparent and
pigliko than the ears <>f any other terrier, and
that in other little points they differ from the
Sth< r breeds. Upon good authority it is said
that the Roseneath terrier is a family or strain
of the dog which und< r the general classify at ion
of white Scottish terriers has been shown for
year-- at English shows by Colonel Malcolm, of
Lochgilphead, Argyle, and for many years has
been kept in the family of th.- Ifalcolms, of
Poltalloch.
George Clarke, who for lift years was head
keeper on various Scottish estates of the. Ar
gyK*s, Is said to have bred the Roseneath from
two or three terriers he brought from Mull.
Thin soon arose such a demand for these dogs
In England that dogs were sold to unsuspecting
tourists that were not of the Clarke strain, but
Instead white or pale faun Scottish terriers,
From this practice is said to have arisen all
the discussion as to the rights of the Roseneath
ten-:, r to separate classification. Among the
owners of these dogs in this city are Mrs. Her
bert M. Harriman and K. S. Woodward.
In addition to the new classes opened this
year for the Roseneaths and Papillons, the
Westminster Club has also opened new classes
among the bulldogs and the collies. These are
to be known as junior (lasses and are for dogs
over .six months and not exceeding eighteen
months old. This is don.- that dogs not fully
matured and yet Ineligible for the puppy .lasses
may be shown without having to go in com
petition with fully matured dogs. Especial at
tention is to be paid to bulldogs. .Mi-; Burke-
Rocne. who has some exceptionally tin,- toy
bu terriers, as well as heavy and weight
bull terriers., has entered Elm Court Port Lad
heavyweight; Elm Court Lynch and Elm Court
Mollie Bawn, lightweights, and Elm Court
Daphne, toy bull terrier. Mrs. Roche Flossie
Is the foundation of the toy bull terrier's Block
ku America,
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, FEBBUABY 4 JOT*
PAINTING WILD BEASTS.
Work of Artist* in Zoological Park
Often Difficult.
Intrepid are the artists who dare the wrath
of wild beasts in the New-York Zoological
Park. They stand bravely with their easels
before the roaring lion and the teeth-clenched
hyena; they enter the buffalo range (with a
keeper and pitchfcxfc in the background), atd
think nothing of modelling the ferocious camel
within touching distance. They draw, paint
and model from dnwn to dark, regardless of
consequences.
it is not that the beasts are naturally wild.
In their native Jungles they are probably gentle
and kind; but this constant toil of posing has
made them desperate, it is said, and no animal
jury would call it murder i!" an artist chanced
to be consumi d.
The brave artist confronts the raging beast
'Tis a dramatic situation. It would be more
dramatic if steel wires gave way and claws met
mahlstiek. Then, and not till then, would the
world know the facts of courage on one side and
criticism on the other.
There are half a dozen painters and sculptors.
including two women, who go to the park regu
larly, and many more who pay intermittent
visits Some of them have their homos and
studios near the park, which is worse for the
beasts. Being In league with the authorities,
they store their models, stools and utensils in
the gatekeepers' rooms, or in a special chamber
within the lion house. They come generally on
pay days, when the populace is not present to
Interfere with th. duel between art and ii,.
animal.
The larger cats, the elephants, camels and
bison are known as the best posers. However
there an times when each of these Dings repu
tation to the- winds. Miss Anna V. Hyatt a
sculptress, has been knocked down by an ele
phant and charged through the fence— by a
buffalo. A lion demolished her model by reach-
Ing under the bars of his cage. But this hap
pened elsewhere, -"' here she has been model
"ns tl '" bufr " ' a without mishap, a bandit
of gras* :';.l!: ';. l! a few coaxing words seem to have
■' great ' "•" on th -a shaggy . features.
Strong colors in dre-ss. loud talk and sudden
motions exasperate any animal; while a sober
costume and manner on tho part of the artist
go far to mitigate the mental anguish of the
sitter. Also, it suits th.- animal belter to have
the artist wear the HUM clothes every day; a
n.w necktie or a different hat may cause .seri
ous trouble.
The Intelligi nt Indian elephant is a nioro satis
factory subject than the baby African. He
will keep one position for a half hour at a time
when f. <:. R. Roth la working 00 a daj liki
ness. The calculating spirit of the pachyderm
is shown when he receives pennies from visitors
and places them In a box He always holds th^
coin in his trunk and does not deposit it till
tl" keeper sees him, knowing thereby that ho
will g> t a n ward.
The deer, especially In their fall amorous
season, have no use for art. A model Etand
or a sketch book sends them into a fury, an 1
they dart their long horns through the wire
fen. . s in :m endeavor to puncture the visitor.
The new Tashki nd wapiti, who lately attacked
a keeper and, though his horns are sawed off,
wildly battled with another deer through a
fence, is the delight and despair of the artists.
He is a rare specimen, but he is always moving
around arid trying to fight something. Charles
Livingston Bull often .sketches this pugnacious
character. Otherwise Mr. Bull's specialty is the
striped and spotted eats, zebras and giraffes
for decorative purposes. He has al. «> worked
along the new line of bird decoration.
One might think the llama of the Andes a
meek, poetic- l>e;tst. hut K. R. Sanborn, the offi
cial photographer of the park, can tell how
the llama once knocked him senseless, danced
on his chest and broke several of his teeth.
Since then the sculptors and painters have been
respectful to the llama. It seems more natural
that Mr. Sanborn, entering the leopard's cage
with his picture machine, should have had his
leg sampled by the angry feline.
Rajah and Ranee, the Bengal tigers, usually
consent to pose without making a fuss. A lit
tle prodding or a bribe of half a pound of ten
derloin steak is sometimes required.
ARTIST MAKING FRIENDS WITH A BISON.
The old Barbary lion. Sultan, has given so
many sittings in his career that he is apt to re
sent further labo:s. . BrottM and granite copies
of this wise and hoary beast are to be found
all over tho country. A. P. Proctor has been
working lately on four large granite reproduc
tions of Sultan for the McKinley monument in
Buffalo. He made, in fact, only two models, with
the idea of having similar pairs together. Each
complete figure is eleven feet long. The same
sculptor is responsible for the bird friezes on
the Zoo's bird houses and has had a grattfyinc
success with simian subjects. It is «*] he
A PUOHAC.OU. WAP.T, WHO CE N ERALLY RESENTS BE , NG SKETCHED .
gains the confidence of the monkeys ty talkfti*
a dialect of Sanscrit to them.
Sultan, the lion, however, responds to his
name in plain English, and will roll over or
change his pose at a reasonable remuneration
of raw steak. A camera vexes him as be!r»s
beneath his dignity. He may be asleep, tut
wakes instantly when a camera comes alon^.
and if he does not turn his back he < loses LL:
eyes at the first click of the shutter. So !t la
difficult to get a time exposure, and a snapshot
within the building is, of course, bnpoi
Eli Harvey Is a sculptor who spends much
time modelling the lions arid tig<T3, but lacka
the- advantage, of Mr. Proctor in having a stu
dio near the park. A sample of the oil work
of W. H. Drake is hung up in the artists? room
in the lion house. This large pi' ture, entitled
"Victor and Vanquished," shows o:i a. river
bank a sheep killed by a wolf and the wolf
killed by a Bengal tiger.
Opposite this room is the studio v. h< r<^ Indi
vidual animals are. brought in to pose; In tho
rear there is a rage of the usual size, H^hu-'l
from above and with curtains at the ba.< k .■. ■- -
dows that may be adjusted la give any degreu
and kind of illumination. Here the hap!> i
beast is at the mercy of "■ hr .- -,-, painters an-i
sculptors; he may roar, weep and cavort arttll .;
avail. If he lies down in sullen despair, th>-7
paint him as a bereaved husband; if he "*"mfri
and gnashes his teeth, they get his anatomy
for a dramatic scene. There is ac dark cor:, r
of escape as in the outside cages.
One wonders how the beast i.s trapped mta
this fatal position, until he goes below Urn E 0
house and sees the travelling eagff that fits ■.-.
derneath to a trap door in each animal aj] ."
ment. The keeper entices the lion or tiger . • 3
the travelling cage, which is then mored to Uka
studio, and the doleful subject ascends ftn on
below, like Mephistopheles rising from the pit.
( iiauity ix y^//>/^
Haw -The Mouthful of Bread"
Make* Distributions.
Paris, January - M J.
To give bread to all the hungry — this la the
object of the oldest private, charity in Paris.
The name by which it is known li- re expresses
just that and no more. The "Bouchee da
I'ain" (Mouthful of Bread) would at least make
it impossible for any one in the great city to
die of hunger, and to this aim M. Bourreiff de
voted the small fortune be had made in busi
ness. Himself originally a very poor la i who
had his own way to make entirely unassisted,
he had often known the pinch of hunger, and
when at last in his old age he found himself
in possession of a small capital more than
sufficient for his own needs, he took a room in a
poor quarter and announced his intention of
giving bread to all who cared to come and
ask for it. Unfortunately, he was so indifferent
a financier that to meet the * -v- increasing
calls on his benevolence he in a short time re
duced himself to almost his original penury.
Happily, he had interested some friends in hi 3
good work, and at his death subscriptions were
forthcoming, not in any considerable amour.
but enough to prevent the work from ceasing 1 .
This was twenty-two jean ago, and fie
"Boucher de Pain" has seen many more vicissi
tudes since its foundation. Yet it is a fa.:
that never once has a poor applicant been sen!
away hungry from the door of the distributing
office. Driven out ol its first abode by the com
plaints of the neighbors who disliked the 10r.5
train of visitors coming daily for their ration,
the work was next for twelve prospcron years
carried on In a convenient house lent by xhs
late Baron Hirsch. A fair-sized piece of gjn 1 :
was attached to the house, and here a kitchen
garden was planted to supply vegetables for the
soup— lately added to the menu. In the cold
winter mornings this soup was thankfully re
ceived, and with the limited funds at the dis
posal of the little committee now directing the
charitable work it had been hard enough to get
together th^ necessary ingredients On r. . |
a cold, dark morning, long before th *.: | r
dawn, the old directress had taken a, ■!» :
barrow to the Central Market to beg brok^

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