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GIRAFFES IX EUROPE.
THE DIFFICULTY OF OBTAINING
THEM FOR EXHIBITION.
Jnllun fVnr Xfm Hik Hint to Import
Them for thn AiniMpmpnt nnil r:titir
tatnment of th Itomnn Pnptilnflfl.
Bnglnml Hun ftrvrrul In 18.1ft.
The first fflrnff umi in Enmjw slnen
the tertinry ejKK-h was obtained from
Alexandria by Julius Orsnr nnl ex
hibited at thrCiiwiieiiingames to crowd
who expcctnd from its tinuio, "cninnlo
pard," to find In It n. combination the
lie of a rntnel and the frrocity of a
panther. Pliny, who described It, echoed
the public riipaiipolntmpnt. "It was an
qniet," he wrote, "as a sheep."
The trailn probably reached Its ninxi
mnm nfter It became the fashion to ei
hibit combats of wild beasts at Rome;
yet even then giraffes seem to have been
scarce in the popular shows, though
Pompey could exhibit 1500 lions at a
time, and the Emperor Titus, at the ded
ication of his new theater, caused the
slaughter of 8,000 wild beasts. Either
the number of wild animals In the prov
inces must have been beyond anything
since known, or the Roman governors
mnst have nsed their despotic powers
freely to oblige their friends.
Despots are the bent collectors, and
from the fall of the Roman empire till
the arrival of those placed In the toolog
Ical gardens In I8:t8 the rare appear
ances of the giraffe in Eurojie were in
each case due to the muniticeuce of
eastern sultans and pashas. The prince
of Damascus gave one to tho Emperor
Frederick II in 121.1. and the soldan or
Egypt presented another to Lorenzo tho
Magnilicent, which became, the pet of
Florence, and used to 1h allowed to walk
in the streets and tako tho presents of
fruit and cakes extended to it. from the
balconies. From this time the giraffe
was not seen in Europe until in tho
pasha of Egypt sent four to (.'oimtaiiti
nople, Venice, England and France re
spectively. The giraffe sent to England was in
bad health and soon died; but tho Pari
sians went wild over the pashas present.
It had spent the winter at Marseilles,
and throve there on the milk of the cows
which the pasha had sent, over for its
nse from Egypt. The prefect of Mar
seilles had the arms of France embroid
ered on its body cloth, and it entered
Paris escorted by a Darfonr negro, Has
san, an Arab; a Marseilles groom, a
mulatto interpreter, the prefect of Mar
seilles himself and a professor from the
"Jardin des Plantes," while troops kept
back the crowd. Thousands came every
day to see it, and men and women wore
gloves, gowns and waistcoats of the
color of its spots.
Bnt the successful expenditure by
which, in 1830, M. Thibaut procured a
stock of 'giraffes for the Zoological so
ciety owed nothing to the patronage of
the pasha of Egypt beyond permission
to enter the Soudan. The caravan left
the Nile near Dongola, and thence
passed on to the desert of Kordofan
There M. Thibant engaged the services
of the Arab sword hunters, whose skill
and courage were of such service to Sir
Samuel Baker in bis expedition thirty
years later to the sources of the Nile
tributaries, and in two days they sighted
A female with a fawn was first pur
sued by the Arabs, who killed the ani
mal with their swords, and next day
tracked and caught the fawn in the
thorny mimosa scrub. For four days
the yonng giraffe was secured by a cord,
the end of which was held by one of the
Arabs; at the end of that time it was
perfectly tame, and trotted after the
caravan with the female camels which
had been brought to supply it with milk.
The Arabs were excellent nurses, and
taught the young creature to drink milk
by putting their fingers into its mouth
and so inducing it to suck.
Four others which M, Thibaut caught
died in the cold weather in the desert.
But he replaced, three of these and
brought four, including the first taken,
down the Nile to Alexandria, and then
by ship to Malta. "Providence alone,"
he wrote, "enabled me to surmount these
difficulties." From Malta they were
brought to London and safely lodged in
the Zoological gardens in the summer
of 1888. The largest was then about
eleven feet high, the height of an adult
male being twelve feet at the shoulders
and eighteen feet at the head. For
many years, as we have said, the giraffes
throve and multiplied. They readily
took to European food, and ate hay and
fresh grass from the tall racks with
which their stablos were fitted.
Onions and sugar were their favorite
delicacies, and in search of sugar they
would follow their keepers and slip their
long prehensile tongues into his hands
or pockets. But they always retained
1 liking for eating flowers, a reminia
sence perhaps of the days when their
parents feasted on mimosa blossoms in
the desert; some time ago one was seen
to stretch its neck over the railings and
to delicately nip off an artificial rose in
k yonng lady's hat. They were most af
fectionate creatures, and, as M, Thibaut
noticed when in charge of them in up
per Egypt, would shed tears if they
aliased their companions or their usual
But the development of the lachrymal
lucta, which enable the giraffe to ex
press its emotions in this very human
Fashion, is less obvious than the won
lerfnl size and beauty of the eyes them
telves, which are far larger than those
f any other, quadruped. While the
(nahdi'i power remains unbroken at
Khartoum, there is little probability
Jhat the Soudan traders will be able to
apply any giraffes to occupy the empty
iouse in Regent's park. London Speo
tttMta far the Florist.
In Hartford there is a succession of
rtreets named as follows: Edward,
Smith, Grand, Flower, Garden. Edward
Jmitb ought certainly to have a grand
lower garden to occupy so many streets.
-MeeUan's Monthly. .
A' PLEA FOR MOTHER.
Aa Amendment Offered to tho Aflvleo of
a Woman lotnrer.
A few evenings ago a Boston woman
journalist, who writes the essays about
bookmarks, gluten bread, dress reform
corsets and the like for the woman's
column nf a Sunday paper, read a lec
ture to a parlor full of Harlem women.
Her subject was "How to Bring Up
One thing that she Insisted on was
that children should be taught to "do
things," to be prepared for emergencies.
"For example, said she, "I would
teach a child what to do in case of a
fainting fit. I say to my girls:
" 'Girls, I am not much of a hand at
fainting, bnt if I do take a notion to
faint some day when you are about, get
me some water. Pour it on my head
and face. Cold water, girls, not hot
"I'm sure that if the unexpected
comes, and I fall in a fainting fit some
fine morning, the girls, if they happen
to be near, will know what to do and
will do it promptly."
"May I interrupt yon for a moment
asked a little brown haired woman, who
looked to be about fifty.
"Why, certainly," answered the lec
"Well, what 1 wish to do," said the
brown haired woman, "is to take issue
with you on this proposition of yours
that it is the proper thing to instruct
children what to do to their mothers
when they faint. On other points I have
nothing to say. Maybe you are right in
the general proposition that children
should be taught to do things, but as to
this matter I wish to ntter a warning
word, to offer an amendment, so to
"I used to think as you do. I remem
ber as well as can be how I used to tell
my girls to do the very thing that you
say you told yours to do. I thought as
you do, that it would be a shame to
leave any person who should faint In
the presence of my girls go without
proper care. So I used to say: 'Remem
ber, girls, to nse water. That's the
thing when a baby faints.
"Well, one day some one came to my
house and told me that a little boy had
been hurt in the next yard, I was al
most ill at the time, but just the same 1
rushed out to the scene. The little chap
was badly hurt, and it took me quite
awhile to get him in such a way that I
could safely leave him. But the time
came at last, and I started for home.
"When I was within about a rod of
my own house I grew dizzy and saw
stars and then fell in a heap in the
"A couple of Irishmen picked me up.
each taking an arm, and dragged me
up my front steps and laid me out on
the piazza. Then they rang the bell,
and when my daughter Isabella came to
the door one of them pointed at me and
" 'Good avenin, miss, an is that yer
mother there, lyin all in a hape dead
"Isabelle gave one look and then
called out to her two sisters, 'Quick,
girls, ma's fainted.'
" 'After that the deluge.' Yes, that
tells the story. Isabelle got the ice
pitcher, Mary a foot tub and Kate a ten
quart tin pail. I consider it almost a
miracle that I m alive today.
"Of course I'm telling all this from
hearsay. I didn't know anything from
ttie time that I fainted until I heard
Kate frantically crying out: 'Waterl
More waterl Quick, Isabelle, more wa
terl' and just after that one of the Irish
men saying, 'Be aisy, darlint, or ye'll be
after drownin yer ould mother I'
"Wet! Well, that doesn't begin to tell
the story, I was soaked, and great
streams of water were running off the
piazza and down the stairs.
" 'You did just right girls,' I said as
soon as I could speak. 'You did just
what your mother told you to do, but
don't do it again.'
"Then I got down on my knees and
wrung out my skirts as well as I could
and while I was in that position I could
hardly keep myself from saying, 'Oh
Lord, I thank thee that they didn't call
out the fire department.'
"Now, I've taken up lots of your time,
but I wished to make an amendment to
your proposition. What I would pro
pose is that every mother save her own
elf from tho danger of drowning by
saying to her girls when she bids them
pour water on 'fainter,' 'Be sure ray
dears to try the remedy for the first
time on somebody else than your own
dear mamma.' "New York Times.
Telling- About It.
An old lady is said to have been asked
bow to tell good indigo. "Powder the
indigo," said she, "sprinkle it upon cold
water, and if it is good it will either
ink or swim, I have forgotten which."
It was the same with Aunt Charity's
"Jest take a dozen of 'em no, a half
a dozen of 'em no, it's a dozen well,
raaly, I can't say, but it's either a dozen
or a half dozen and you put 'em in a
pailful no, a half pailful part full
no, it's a pailful no well, well, it's
either a pailful or a half pailful of
water and the good eggs will swim
on top no, the good eggs will sink
to the bottom no, that's not it
the good eggs will swim no, no, I
delare, I don't raaly know, but, anyway,
the good eggs will either sink or swim."
Satan's Bign Manuel.
A Bates county farmer saw a bolt of
lightning strike in the center of one
of his fields, and being curious to sea
the effects of the stroke visited the spot.
He found the subtle fluid had left its
mark in the shape of an enormous "D"
of an angry red color, and had no doubt
that it was the sign manual of the arch
fiund himself .Kansas City Journal.
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Professor (examining on applicant for
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"love," Miss Qazley?
Miss Gazley (bashfully) I never hart
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