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  THE PRIDE OF THE DESERT - We have here a beautiful Nubian youth, such as for perhaps five thousand years the deserts of African Koosh have produced for the delight of Ethiopian poets and the despair of maidens of the Upper Nile. The boy before us in the engraving is Mohammed Ali, of the Nubian troupe in the Street of Cairo. Nor should it be thought that this youth of eighteen years must not support his fame with deeds of valor, for he is the scion of a race of fanatics whose crimes in the name of religion and patriotism have made the southern deserts a land of death. The careful manner of dressing the hair is shown in the engraving, and the plaits and fine ringlets are made possible by lavish use of coconut oil. Mohammed Ali arrived in Chicago, April 13, 1893. Beside his encounters with the sword and crooked stick, he was a patient and effective performer on the drum or tambour, a cylindrical vessle covered with skin at one end, and beaten with the fingers and palm of one hand.

DANCING GIRL IN THE STREET OF CAIRO THEATRE - This girl was one of the famous Eastern dancers from Madame Roza's Cafe Chantant, in Paris. Her dance was a series of postures, ending in furious contortions and swift muscular rhythm, with little action of the feet, which were barely visible.
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