Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)
Remarkable business of the 101 Ranch, p. 10
'~ 4 July17, 1909. REMARKABLE BUSINESS OF THE 101 RANCH With Many Discouragements H. S. Rowe Has Met $20,000 of Wild West Cleared $5,000 on the Boston Engagement and His Indebtedness and Expects to Clean It All Up Made $8,000 the Following Week in New England .. strike here. Some of the complain- ants were partly paid off. A party of performers went to Allentown and slept at the Lehigh station. The next day they got funds from Philadelphia and New York to reach home or other engagements. Only Two Weeks Ahead. ST. CLOUD, Minn., July 12.-The Sells-Floto opposition brigade was here July 9 billing for July 24. Edward Arlington, general agent of the 101 Ranch, and Joe C. Miller, one of the famous Miller Brothers, were in Chicago for a short time Monday. Mr. Arlington was en route for Kan- sas City and Mr. Miller was on his way to Oklahoma to pay a visit to the 101 Ranch. The genial smiles which both wore satisfied the people who saw them that the reports of the big business the 101 Ranch was doing had not been exaggerated. When Mr. Ar- . 1-S. Rowe, manager of the Norris & Rowe circus, has made a plucky fight this season, against odds which would have discouraged many a less spirited man. He started out with an indebtedness hanging over his head which made it look like it was impossible to keep the show going but in spite of all the annoyances-it is possible to undergo he has struggled along until it be- gins to look like he was waging a winning battle. He is said to have made a sub- stantial payment to the Donaldsin Lithographing Company and to have settled in full with W.A. Shannon. When insChicago lastSaturday aMr. Rowe refused to discuss the matter further than to state that he had already paid $20,000 of his indebted- ness and expected to make $40,000 more before the season ends. In this connection Arch Donaldson, who was in the city at the same time, stated that the Norris & Rowe circus was sold to Mr. Rowe and that his note was taken for the amount. He bore out the statement that Rowe had made a substantial payment on the show. Circus men generally are inclined to give Mr. Rowe credit for extra- ordinary pluck. M. L. CLARK CIRCUS ONCE MORE ON WAGONS. The M. L. Clark show, one of the oldest and best known wagon shows in the country, has forsaken the rails which it took to this spring. The ac- tion was not unforeseen, for Mr. Clark got his wagons ready at the same time he fixed tip the cars, thinking that he might want to switch back. Mr. Clark is very well-to-do, being president of one of the banks at Alex- andria, La., but he could not see the losses which the railroad show was turning in and took to wagons again near Kansas City, Mo. He is now making the small towns on the Frisco. The show is headed for the cracker country in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Fine Dinner. H. L.Kelley got upa fine Fourth- of-July dinner for the YankeeRobin- son show, and both he and C. H. Frank, the chef, were highly compli- mented by the circus folks. The menu: Soups. Chicken with Rice Fish Chowder Fish Fried Perch, Cream Sauce Boiled Halibut Meats Fricasse of Chicken with Dumplings Roast Leg of Veal and Dressing With Mint Sauce Southern Hash Irish Stew Relishes Mixed Pickles Olives Chow Chow Desserts Rice Pudding with Custard Sauce Strawberries and Cream Cakes and Fruits Ice Tea Tea Coffee Chased Negroes Away. LEETONIA, 0., July 13.-When the Ringling Brothers' show was here Marshal Boyle chased a bunch of negroes out of town who had been discharged by the show for drunken- ness. In Hard Luck. CATASAUQUA, Pa., July 13.-The Howard Damon show had had busi- ness at Freeland, Mauch Chunk and Lehighton and the band went on a Circus Notes Herbert S. Maddy, assistant man- agerof the RhodaRoyalIndoorCir- cus, has returned from atrip to vari- ous points. He saw the Ringling Brothers' show at Kokomo, Ind., Monday, and says it is a wonder. James Ford has been appointed manager of the No. 1 car with the Campbell Brothers' show, succeeding Ben Rich. Parker Campbell, a son of A. G. Campbell, is looking out for his father's interests in advance of the Campbell show. Phil Lewis, opposition agent of the Campbell Brothers' show, is reported to be doing some good work. H. B. Potter rejoined the Cole Brothers' show at Geneseo, Ill., last week, after a visit to points in the northwest. Fred Buchanan, owner of the Yankee Robinson show and looked upon as a circus king possibility, brought three flats, two stocks and a sleeper recently. The cars are now at Des Moines and will be added to the show next spring. What Newspapers Say. The Bucyrus (Ohio) Evening Tele- graph in reviewing the John Robin- sonshow, says: "That thecircus was not as big an organization as it had been at one time was the opinion of many." The Baraboo (Wis.) News prints an article about the Barnum show coming to Madison July 28, and it starts off: "Never since the begin- ning of time has an amusement enter- prise so tremendous in size been or- ganized as this one." The Deseret Evening News, pub- lished at Salt Lake City, in telling of the Sells-Floto street parade, stated in its headlines that it was "not very long or very large." The same paper on the day followin the exhibition headed its review, "Was a good circus if not a big one." Where to Find it. Circusmen say that The Show World can always be found on the table or under it at the Davidson restaurant in Milwaukee. lington was told that the report had come to Chicago that the 101 Ranch had made $5,000 on its Boston week and $8,000 the week following he did not deny the rumors, but seemed sur- prised that the profits of the show should have become public. The same report had it that the 101 Ranch took $4,400 at New Bedford, Mass., in a single day. "I will say this," said Mr. Arling- ton. "Our business has been tremen- dous in the east; in fact, every big show is doing well according to my information. We expected to lose perhaups$2,000 on the Boston week and-well, it is no secret if you al- ready know it-we did make$5,000on the week. If there had been any other territory east I would certainly have remained there. We have played the east thoroughly and business was remarkably good." Earl Burgess came in from New York with Mr. Arlington and left Monday night for the Pacific Coast. He has visited the 101 Ranch several times within the last month and on two or three occasions has remained two or three days at a time. He says the show is doing remarkably well. COLE BROTHERS FORCED TO SWITCH THE LOTS. IOWA CITY, Iowa, July 12.-The Cole Brothers' show was forced to switch lots here on account of the rains. The street parade was also given up. Eight or nine wagons got stuck in the mud, making it necessary to dispense with the street display. The show did not have big business. Breaks World's Record. NOGALES. Ariz.. July 6.-At a cowboy's tournament at Nogales. So- nora, today the world's record for throwingand tying wild steerwas broken by Ed Hall of Nutt, N. M., who performed the feat in 21 seconds flat. The best previous time was 211-5 seconds. To Forsake Wagons. The Coulter & Coulter Dog and Pony show which is now touring Iowa, will forsake the wagons next spring. It is announced by Manager Coulter that he will put out afour-car show andhmakethe same territoryhe is now making by wagon. This show is one of the neatest on the road. It intends going south into Arkansas and Oklahoma. An Even Break. DULUTH, Minn., July 14.-The GollmarandYankeeRobinsonshows have had a merry fight up in the Iron Range country. The Gollmars get there two weeks ahead of the Robin- son show, but the latter gets in right after pay day, which makes it an even break. Four Shows This Season. MINOT, N. D., July 14.-Four shows this season will be the record of this little city. The Norris & Rowe show was here June 15, the Gollmar Brothers' June 22, the Yankee Rob- inson comes Aug. 9 and the Cole Brothers' Aug. 13.-MASON. Cars Were Inspected. The Ringling Brothers brought six cars, formerly with the Rice show, to Chicago recently en route to Bara- boo. The cars laid here a few days while they were looked over by pros- pective purchasers. 10 PLUCKY FIGHT MADE; ROWE WILL WIN OUT THE SHOW WORLD I WHERE TO ADDRESS YOUR CIRCUSFRIENDS Barnum & Bailey-Marshalltown. Iowa, July 17; Mason City, 19; Fort Dodge, 20; Waterloo, 21; Cedar Rapids, 22; Iowa City, 23; Daven- port, 24; Peoria, Ill., 26; Rockford, 27; M\adison, Wis., 28; Fond Du Lac, 29; Janesville, 30; Elgin, Ill., 31. Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill-Chicago (Riverview) July 14-18; Kenosha, Wis.. 19; Beloit, 20; Freeport, Ill., 21; Maquoketa, Iowa, 23; Sterling, Ill 24; Jacksonville, Aug. 6. Campbell Brothers-Rogers, N. D., July 17; Edgely, 19; Ellendale, 20; Redfield, 21; Mitchell, S. D., 22; Kimball, 23; Chamberlain, 24. Cole Brothers-Thief River Falls, Wis., July 17; Winnipeg, Man., 19; Minot, N. D., July 13; Carrington, 14. Howard Damon-Plainfield, N. J., July 17; Elizabethport, 19; Perth Amboy, 20; Red Bank, 21; Keyport, 22; Asbury Park, 23; Weehawken, N. J., 24 Dode Fisk-Spring Green, Wis., July 17; Sauk City, 19; Stoughton, 20; Brodhead, 21; Monticello. 22; Shullsburg, 23; Platteville, 24. Gentry No. 1-Evanston, Ill., July 17; De Kalb, 19; Maywood, 20; Blue Island, 21; Whiting, 22; Gary, 23; South Bend, Ind., 24. Gentry No. 2-Spokane, Wash., July 17; Sprague, 19; Kennewick, 20; Prosser, 21; North Yakima, 22; Ellensburg, 23; Rosslyn, 24. Gollmar Brothers-Spooner, Wis., July 17; Ellsworth, 19; Menominie, 20; Neillsville, 21; Mondovi, 22; Eau Claire, 23; Stanley, 24. Mighty Haag-Harrisonburg, Va., July 17; Woodstock, 19; Front Royal, 20; Manassas, 21; Leesburg, 22; Alexandria. 23. Howe's Great London-Tunkhannock, Pa., July 17; Waylusing, 19i Dushore, 20; Towanda, 21; Sayre. 22; Owego, N. Y., 23; Greene, 24; Nor- wich, 26 Hagenbeck-Wallace-La Grande, Ore., July 17; Baker City, 19; Nei- ser, Idaho, 20; Boise, 21; Gooding, 22; Twin Falls, 23; Pocatello, 24; Salt Lake City, Utah, 26. 101 Ranch-White Plains, N. Y., July 17; Flint, Mich., Aug. 11; Sagi- naw, 12; Lansing, 13; Grand Rapids, 14. Norris & Rowe-Milwaukee, Wis., July 12-17. Ringling Brothers-Marshall, Mo., July 17; Kansas City, 19; Man- hattan, 20; Beatrice, Neb., 21; Fremont, 22; Grand Island, 23; Kearney, 24; Cheyenne, Wyo., 29; Laramie, 30; Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 2; Og- den, 4; La Grande, Ore., 13. Yankee Robinson-Wahpeton, N. D., July 17; Minot, N. D, Aug. 9, FranklRobbins-Augusta, Me., July 17; Lewiston, 19; Portland, 20; Norway, 21. John Robinson-Charleston, W. Va., July 17. Sun Brothers-White Sulphur Springs. W. Va.. July 17. Sells-Floto-Glendive, Mon., July 17; Dickinson, N. D., 19; Bismarck, 20; Jamestown, 21; Fargo, 22; Fergus Falls, Minn., 23; St. Cloud, 24; Duluth, 26.