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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 10, 1909)

Cole Brothers show is surprisingly good,   p. 19


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THE SHOW WORLD
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LEADING CIRCUSES OF AMERICA
AFTER YEARS OF ABSENCE NOW VISITINC THE WEST AND NORTHWEST
COLE BROTHERS'
WORLD TOUREDSHOWS
THE PRESS OF THE LARCE EASTERN CITIES HAS NOTHING BUT
PRAISE FOR AMERICA'S MODEL SHOWS.
GREATEST IN-DOOR CIRCUS IN THE WORLD
2 RING CIRCUS
THE RHODA ROYALHPPODROME ANDWILDWEST
NOW ARRANGING BOOKINGS FOR FALL AND WINTER SEASON 1909-10
Only Production of its kind in the United States playing under roof. Fraternal
organizations are bidding for this mighty enterprise. Address all communications to
RHODA ROYAL, MANAGING DIRECTOR
61-65 GRAND OPERA HOUSE                  CHICAGO
COLE BROTHERS SHOW
SURPRISINGLY GOOD
Well Arranged Performance, Creditable Street Display and
Beautiful Horses.
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The show arrived in Morris a little
past noon on Sunday and the unload-
ing was done in such short time that
it started queries in regard to the
"system" which enabled work to pro-
ceed so rapidly when the show was
a little short-handed in regard to
workingmen.
No one seemed inclined to talk fur-
ther than to state that the show was
unloaded in forty-five minutes at one
stand recently when it arrived late
and that at another point the train
pulled into the depot at 1 p. m. on a
week day and yet the street parade
and two performances were given just
as if it was on time.
A Soft Lot.
The Morris lot is a beautiful one,
nicely located, but a little soft from
recent rains. The weather Sunday
was threatening and when one of the
heaviest wagons came on the show
ground two elephants were necessary
to place it, although there were eight
splendid horses attached to it and a
driver whose every movement indi-
cated his thorough acquaintance with
his work.
The rain began falling during the
night and Monday morning found as
unpleasant a day as the circus folks
care to encounter, but not the most
disagreeable of the season, for there
was one day this spring when there
was three inches of snow on the
ground.
Every indication had pointed to big
business. The town and country had
been well billed and the business men
of town had evidenced a desire to en-
courage shows to come by raising the
fifty-dollar license which the  city
asked. In spite of the rain there were
many country folks in and the busi-
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ness was much larger than could have
reasonably been expected.
The street parade goes out with
that show, rain or shine. The rainy
daycostumes were usedeoncMonday,
but the showing wasa very creditable
one.
The Performance.
There are several interesting things
in regard to the Cole Brothers per-
formance. The"leaps,"whichthas been
cut out ofthe programs of the very
large shows, is retained by that show
and prove entertaining. Othershows
have eliminated this feature of the
program because it put many of the
performers out of business with
broken limbs and other injuries, and
not because it was deemed an unin-
teresting display. The rings are dif-
:erent from  those found with other
shows, there being no wooden curb,
but a canvas wall about eighteen
inches high marks the course of the
riders' steeds. .
The feature act of the show is the
Marvelous Heumans, a bicycle num-
ber of exceptional merit. A rope-
walking  act presses it hard for
honors, and there is a Miss whose
work on the wire makes it likely that
Bird Millman will some time have a
rival. The Galarmo Sisters and the
Banvards, both aerial acts, are good.
The latter opens as a return act, fin-
ishing as a casting act, and the two
ladies appear in skirts, which adds
to the effectiveness of the act.
The comedy end of the show is by
no means weak, although there is no
particularly bright light of clowndorn
doing service there. The clown num-
ber in which the fun-makers bur-
lesque a Zouave drill and finish by
cramming one of their number into
a cannon and shooting him (appar-
ently) to the top of the tent, where
lie catches a parachute, is better than
that offered in the Barnum show, in-
asmuch as the dummy figure is actu-
ally shot from the cannon. Another
number in which a clown hides in
a box, which is set on fire while the
Joeys do a dance around the stage,
is worthy of note. The clown reap-
pears at length, made up as Mephisto,
and runs the merry cut-ups to the
dressing room.
The races,xvhich complete the pro-
gram,are worthyof unstintedpraise.
Has Fine Horses.
Cole Brothers' show has as fine-
looking ring horses and baggage stock
as has ever been carried with a tented
enterprise. The baggage horses are
lighter than seen with other shows,
averaging perhaps 1,400 pounds; but
James Downs, who is at present man-
aging the show, says they are splen-
did pullers and stand the hard work
much better than larger horses.
"Doc" Ogden has the side show
with ColeBrothersand is a valuable
man in many ways. H. B. Craig is
steward and the dinner provided for
the visitors last Monday was highly
praised. "Deacon" Delmore makes
the majority of the announcements
during the circus performance and
can be heard distinctly in all parts of
the tent. The entire staff of the
shows seems to be capable, with a
possible exception-the show needs
another John D. Carey back with it.
BERT BOWERS BETTER;
BACK IN SHORT TIME.
Jerry Mugivin, of the Howe's Great
London Shows, writes that Bert Bow-
ers is getting along nicely and states
that he will be back to the show in a
short time.
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July 10, 1909.
Cole Brothers' show is one of the
best "hooked-up" outfits in the coun-
try. The man who designed the per-
formance and gathered together the
acts is worthy of a prominent niche
in the circus world, for such a re-
markably good performance for the
amount of money it costs, has seldom
if ever before been seen under the
white tops.
The show is not the largest that
travels, even if the billing does in-
dicate as much. The performance will
be liked, however, and there is not
likely to be any objections on the
grounds that it does not live up to
the promises of the advance.
The circus exhibited at Morris, Ill.,
on July 5 and owing to the very
rainy day the show did not appear
in its best form, but the performance
washso well liked and the various acts
so highly praised that it can easily
be believed that with the sun shining
and the performers in good spirits
the exhibition would satisfy the most
exacting spectator.
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