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TSTX Revealing the Ruthless HQ ,. i Tho Picturcsquo Long Haired Colluvus, or Horse Tailed Monkey, Which Is Being Slaughtered by rhousands to Supply Monkey Fur Trimming for Women's Gowns. roto IV Ccrvrlrty of ( Ameriem U m cum or Jfatvrtt UUtorv, Port of a' Collection of 6,000 Skins of Horse-Tailed Monkeys, Ready To Bo Dyed and Cut Into Long Strips and Fringes. 0) V. d V. M1 rlliAEI OP FASHION Is killing mil- lions of monkeys. She Isn't exactly slaying then! with her own Jeweled hands. Queens like kings when thoy make war eoldorrt do any killing thomselveij. Out It amount! to tho samo thing. Sho Issues the commands. Others exe cute tho monkoys. Annies of African and Abyssinian na tives nro shooting them with poisoned arrows, killing thora with spears, catching them in nets, snaring them with nooses, sniping them from treo tops with modern rifles supplied by tho whites. Bp fast and furious has bocomo the slaughtKr that Brit Is!. French and Italian colonial offi cials oro co-operating with the natlro au thorities in many African territories to restrict tho hunting Immediately In order Abyssinian Natives Armed with Bows and Poisoned Arrows, Assembling for a Monkey Hunt. to savo certain long- halrod spoclcs of monkeys from com pie to extinction. American Consul Cross, stationed at Adon, Arabia, has Just reported to Wash inntim that tho restrictions nro about to bo rigidly enforced in AbysBlnla, and that monkeys honcoforth are to bo rigorously protected from tho women. What's It all about? Why should seven teen million, monkoys die to pleaso the whims of lovely woman? It's as simple as A n C. Tho monkeys havo n curious idea that they havo a right to wear tho fur with which naturo clothed them.. "But you can'i," says fair Helen, "Your fur amuao3 mo for tho moment and I propose to wear it myieltl" Now thoro is this peculiar thing about monkey fur that a woman can manage to live though doubtless discontented and unhappy without It; whoreas tho mon key can't live without It at all. And as woman insists on having it, tho monkey, unwillingly, yields up his llfo and his hldo togethor. Henco wo havo an extraordinary doublo phenomenon characteristic of modern civil izationAbyssinian and African forests cluttered with tho bonos of millions of monkoys who havo loBt their fur; Parisian boulevards, Now York avenuos and a thou sand "Main Stroots" thronged with fash ionable women tricked out In tho furs tho monkeys have lost. Why tho sudden rage for monkoy fur? Ton years ago nobody over heard of wear ing monkoy fur, Now overy fashionable woman la wearing It Previously, -woman had worn the fur of practically overy other known fur-bearing animal, from skunks and alley-cats to royal Bengal tigers. But sho had "laid off" monkeys perhaps be cause thoy looked so nearly human. May bo tho war did it. Everybody got so used to the Idea of killing real human beings by tho millions that it seemed a small mat ter to slaughter a few million mora crea tures that merely, lorfkod human. Inquiry among loading furriers and fash lonablo dressmakers concerning tho roa son for tho monkoy fur fad elicited some Interesting replies. "Monkoy fur Isn't really fur at all," Revealing the Slaughter of the Horse-Tailed" Has Followed Latest Craze for Trimmings pointed out one of tho blggost Fifth avenuo furriers. "It Is rtmily lnutikt-y linlr. Oils chief reason for Its popularity Is probably tho fact that It Is 'different Very llttlo of It Is used for cloaks or wraps, or oven fur collars. It Is used almost1 exclusively as a decoratlvo trimming, in tho same wny you would use laco or beads or ribbon. '"Most ot it Is sold to tho dressmakers and to tho rotall trade not by tho pelt or by tho garment, but by tho yard, Just llko lace. It Is a sort ot hairy fringe, and it Is used to docorato almost every article of feminlno apparel from dancing frocks and strcot clothes to intimato boudoir wraps and oven pajamas." What kind ot monkeys yield this fash ionable fur, whero and how thoy aro killed, wcro questions on which the furrtors and dressmakers were almost wholly in tho ' dark. Books failed to yield tho Information, for tho industry is comparatively now and no books havo been written about it. liven Dr. William T, Hornaday, director ot tho Now York Zoological Park, 'ono ot tho best wild animal authorities In tbo world, was unablo to givo comploto data on tho subject. Finally, howovor, tho following authentic Information waa secured through tho Amor lean Museum of Naturul History: To begin with, tho average monkey, the kind you usually sen on top ot n hand organ or in a cage at tho zoo, is luckily for him of no valuo as a sacrifice on tho altar of feminlno vanity. Ills hair is Bhort, not of a particularly attractlvo color, and usually ho Is flea-bitten to boot. It Is only the long-haired monkey, sel dom seen In captivity In this country, which is sought for its fur. This monkoy, whoso BClentlflo narno is Colluvus, Is found chlclly in tho mountainous rrglons of East Central Africa and In AbyBBlnla. Ho Is ot rnoderato size, noithor large nor small, usually about two feet high. He is an arboreal apo that Is, he Uvcb In trees ns oprrirtt, 102t ty International reature Jmlce, InoyOroat Britain, Illf Ma KoaorrcJ, Ruthless Harmless Colluvus That Dress distinguished from tho gibbon or ground apo. Tho Colluvus Qucrcda, ono of tho most sought types, is covored with long, silky hair. Tho bottom of his body la whitish, tho back or saddle is black. His fact Is black, surrounded by a white fringe. His tall Is long and covered with long black hair, with a beautiful white- tuft at tho end, Tho legs aro also black and frlngod' with white. natural black and white, but usually thoyi aro dyed black all ovor. Othor types aro naturally black, or black and brownish' gray. How aro theso monkoys caught or killed? A fow nro trappod In nets, some aro caught In snares nooses set with triggers in tha trees, fastened to a branch which springs back and hangs the monkey, usually by the neck. But monkeys aro highly intelligent and not easy to trap. Tho great majority of monkoys taken for tholr fur are shot by African natives with bows and poisoned arrows tho old primitive weapon they havo used for thousands ot years. Tho natives bo out, in uuuun, which nop arato and go stalking through tho moun talnsldo forest or Junglos in search of a monkey trlbo or group. When ono stalker locatOB a company of monkoys ho sots up a peculiar bird cry, which notifies his companions without ap prising the monkeys that human enemies aro at hand, When tho band is gathered togother, near a treo or group of trees whero tho monkeys havo takon refuge, they hldo as carefully as posslblo in tho brush surrounding tho spot and begin to dischargo their arrows. Thus tho slaughtor begins. Monkey after monkoy, transfixed or perhaps merely grazed by n poisoned arrow, topplos out ot the treo, shudders tor a moment on the I 4. 1 I ' n v AtaMBi W III mC,jJ IHk H I 1 I tf ground and dins. For a llttlo while tho others aro puzzled and amazed at what Is happoning. The arrows nrn coming from all sldos at once, so they do not know lu what direction to floe. When tho survivors do attempt to es capo, by swinging themselves from treo to tree, tho natlvos pursuu on tho ground, and only a few ot tha victims finally es cape. The dead monkeys avo gathered up, strung oa long poles, carried to a camping place, r-horo they aro Immediately sklnued and tho skins pegged out to dry. Tho carcasses nro thrown away. Tho poison from iuo arrown would mako them dangerous to eat. Tho skins, after thoy have been partially dried, nro carrlod back to a trading post, whero they aro Bold to white traders, nomotlmos for money, but usually for copper wire, with which tho natives make bracolota und ornaments, or for beads, utensils, knives and trinkets. Tho wholesale valuo ot a monkey skin, u r of Eight Was Required Thin Gown. Monkey Fur of Skirt, at Draped Scurf and nt Shoulders. fifter It has reached tho trading pott in Africa, is from forty-flvo to nlnoty cents. Prices when tho products roaches civiliza tion In Its finished form, usually of narrow monkey fur fringe, rango from -JG per yard up, depending on tho length and sllklnesi of tho hair. How long tho fad for monkoy fur wlB lrmt whether women will want to con tinue wearing this trimming when they havo learned of tho wholesale slaughter It entails whetbor tho restrictions against tho slaughtor can bo made effective aro questions which only tho futuro will tell, In tho moantlmo, apparently at least from tho numbers of furs which aro still reaching tills country, and from tho In creasing frequency with which tho trim ming is seen on all sorts of feminine ap parel, tho extermination of monkeys for fashion's latost freak Is still going on do Bplte tbo offortB ot various governments to have It stopped.