Krao Farini Obituary
Krao, Missing Link of Circus Sideshows, Dies From 'Flu9 NEW YORK, April 17. Do you remember Krao, the missing link of the circus sideshows? Millions of people stared at Krao while she lived. For upwards of forty years she toured the country, showing hnr long black beard and monkey hands. Krao did not take her misfortune off Into corner and mrpo over it. She turned adversity into prosperity. And she stood on the bench, day after day and year after year, and exhibited her peculiarity. - But Just before she died yesterday she asked that her freak'ah body be cremated. No one shruld see In death what millions had seen in life. Krao spoke four languages. She had no cartilage in her nose. Hair covered her body. The hair on her arms ran up monkey-wise, Instead of toward the wrists as in the case ot human beings. She had cheek pouches In which she could carry food like a Simian. Her fingers would bend either way, bending back till they lay flat on the back of her hand. According to circus tradition Krao was found In Slam in 1883 by an explorer named Trofessor Farini, who took her to Berlin as a freak of nature. Village gossip in the mountains where- Farini found her was ti the effect that Krao's mother had been frightened by a baboon before her confinement. The explorer grew fond of the srange, shy creature and had her well educated in Berlin Then she came to America and started showing as a freak In the old Brandenburg Museum in Philadelphia. Influenza caused Krao's death.