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

Who is the best clown in circusdom?,   pp. 17-18


Page 18

THE SHOW WORLD
BUCHANAN'S SHOW TO
BE ENLARGED, SURE.
Owner of the Yankee Robinson Cir-
cus States That Property Is Now
attDes Moines-Buys New
Winter Quarters.
The Yankee Robinson show is sure
to be enlarged next season. Such a
possibility was mentioned in the last
issue, but since that time a letter has
come from Fred Buchanan in which
he states that the property for the en-
largement of the show is now in Des
Moines and that a score of men will
be retained at winter quarters this
fall to work on the new show.
Evidently the show is doing well
for Mr. Robinson consummated a deal
last week by which he becomes the
purchaser of the Hotchkiss farm for
vinter qarters. That farm is ocated
just forty-five minutes' ride from the
center of Des Moines, and is said to
be the best farm in Polk county. Mr.
Buchanan paid $20,000 for the farm
and the day after the deeds were
signed ordered large barns erectel
for the show.
The contract for the barns is in
the hands of the Grant Ross Com-
pany, the largest builders in Iowa.
The Inter-Urban company is now en-
gaged in laying the sidings for the
cars.  The name    of the  station,
"Hotchkiss," vill be changed to
Buchanan and a real live town estab-
lished. The first barn to be erected
is 70x132. This is the parade wagon
barn. The No. 2 barn, which will be
a duplicate of the No. 1, will house
the baggage wagons, seatstuff and
odds and ends. The sail loft is lo-
cated in the No. 2 wagon. The ani-
mal house is being built of cement
and will be 40x60. The stables for
the horses are each 38x72. Two sta-
bles will house the baggage stock.
The farm has 105 acres, forty acres
of which is in corn, the balance be-
ing in oats and pasture. The location
of the farm is said to be excellent.
TENT IS TAKEN DOWN
IN VERY SHORT TIME.
"Smithy" Englert, Boss Canvasman
with Cole Brothers, Praises U. S.
Company's Tents.
The tents used by the Cole Broth-
ers' show were bought from     the
United States Tent and Awning Com-
pany and "Smithy" Englert, boss can-
vasman of that show, is so enthusi-
astic in praise of them that it may
prove valuable information for ten't
shows who are using inferior produc-
tions.
"We have used the U. S. company's
tents for four years," said Mr. Eng-
lert, "and have found them most sat-
isfactory. There has been a great
deal of rain this spring and I can
assure anyone interested that our
tents stood the storms splendidly."
The Cole Brothers' show had rain
every day but one week before last
and at several stands last week, but
when the show arrived at Morris, Ill.,
last Sunday the tents were in fine
condition.
Incidentally the main tent with the
Cole Brothers show is often taken
down, rolled up and put in the wagon
in twelve minutes, which is remark-
ably short time.
LA PEARL TO ENGAGE
IN CIRCUS BUSINESS.
Rumored That a Six-Car Show Is to
Go Out Next Season Under
His Management.
It is rumored that a six-car show
will go out next season under the
management of J. H. LaPearl.
It is believed that he has been
anxious to re-enter the field for some
time and his sale of the rights to his
advertising device for four states is
said to have netted him $12,000, which
makes the attainment of his ambi-
tion possible.
It is said that his son Harry will
be associated with him and that the
show Nill be known as LaPearl &
Son's circus.
JUST TWO                LOCATIONS IN CHICAGO
SOUTH SIDE                 I           RIVERVIEW..EPOSINN
ONLY 4 DAYS Startin "AMONG THE TREES"
ONLY4DYS~ta ngY ONLY Starting
SATURDAY AFTERNOON JULY          10            l            JULY        14
WEDNESA AFT'NOON
VISTASTHEOCCIDENT I GLANCES TEORIENT
A Proudly Pre-eminent Exhibition, Rich in Romance, Picturesque, Patriotic, Educating and
Entertaining. PresentinginOneArenaPicture-Historyof theConquestof Half aContinent,
and Holding the Mirror of Nature for Reflections of Oriental Pageantry and Splendors.
A GREAT DRAMA OF COSMOPOLITAN LIFE
CAST AND COSTUMED WITH AUTHENTICITY AND CORRECTNESS
R E
COLWM. F. CODY TH                        AN BUFFALOBILL
POSITIVELY APPEARS AND TAKES PART IN EVERY PERFORMANCE
Twenty-seven years have passed since this historical exhibition was founded. For a Quarter
century Buffalo Bill has stood AL(NE IN A CLASS BY IDISLIFas an Entertainer and as an
illustrator of Western History in the Early Days. HisExhibitiohas'WITHSTOODTHETEST
OFTIMIE and has been the Idmiration of Aore than a score of Earth's Proudest Nations. Ad-
miringThousandshaveteligrhtedintireH1EOICPICTURESDRAWNFROM1IllSTORYand
Presented ina ENTERTAINMENTALWAYSNOVEL,always Trueto the FIundaenal Facts
Upon whch it isBased, Authentic and Genuine; a Nirror of Hlistory IIEFLEX"lINtl SCENES
OF OTHER DAYS. To which is 1ow added the Richness, the Picturesqueness and Beauties of
AN ORIENTAL SPECTACLE
Contributed through a Combination with Pawnee Bill's Great Far East and Showing with Fidel-
ity to Fact and in Absolute Correctness of Detail the Richness and Splendors of the Romantic
Far East. Thus in one arena Contrasting Pictures of Two Hemispheres are shown, and the Occi-
dent leets the Orient in ImpellingTableaux. Uner the Gotalon of BuffaloBilland Pawnee
Bill tlrere have beenr Marshalled an Imposing Array of Hero-Horsemen, WARRIIORIS FRIOM
EVERY CLIME, and Exponents of Dauntless Courage and Manly Deeds; an Assemblage of Mus-
cular Manhood the Equal of which has Never Been Known, Constituting what has been Aptly
Termed "THE STRENUOUS SHOW."
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THE BATTLE OF SUMMIT SPRINGS
Is Depicted with Realistic Vividness Showing one of the Deciding Conflicts Between the Indians
of early days and Gosernment forces in the Long Drawn Out Conquests of the Western Wikis.
GREAT TRAIN HOLD-UP BY INDIANS
Illustrated through the use of a Practical Train of Cars, drawn by a Practical Locomotive.
Master Horsemen Mounted on Matchless Steeds
Military Manoeuvres by Artillery and Cavalry
Marvelous Feats of Marksmanship by EpertMen
Bedouln Athletes in Feats of Agility,Strength
and Daring
Cowbo Sports withIll-temperedBuckingBronchos
Rough Riders in Astonishing Equestrian Achieve-
,m e nts
BrilliatMilitary Evolutions. Pomp and Ceremony
Wild West Girls Rivaling Cowboys In Equestrian
Feats
A Continuous Succession ot Startling Surprises
Exhibitions of Skill, Nerveand ManlyDaring
SEETHE BUCKING BRONCHOS
THE WILD WEST GIRLS
THOMPSON'S TRAINED HORSES
THE BATTLE OF SUMMIT SPRINGS
SZ 1 100 REAL INDIANS
FOOTBALL ON HORSEBACK
The Neweit Tting in Equetrian Sjrt"
ROSSI'S    MUSICAL     ELEPHANTS
Mininrth iit,.ietni,,  1.iini  Ti1-at .dT.-~
A HOLIDAY AT "T-E" RANCH
The Sporttint Play of th  Prairies
AN ATTACK ON AN EMIGRANT TRAIN
The Perisof PloneeringandPropectingOutonthePlain
-rM~ FRC)GH                              FRID)MMS
of the World Embrace Fearless Horsemen and Skilled Equestrians from all Quarters oftheGlobe.
TWICE DAILY, 2 and 8 P. M.-RAIN OR SHINE. Admission (Including Seat), 50o.
Children Under 10 Years, Half Price. All Seats Protected fror Sun and Rain by Immense Can-
vas Canopy.  Grand Stand Chairs (including admission), 1.00.  On Sale day of Exhibition at
LYON & HEALY'S (ADAMS STREET DOOR)
After concluding its Chicago engagement THE WILD WEST and GREAT
FAR EAST will visit the principal cities in the Middle West, including the
States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma in its
itinerary.  COL. WM. F. CODY, the one and only BUFFALO BILL, will
positively appear at every performance in every City and Town where the
Combined Exhibitions shall appear.
WATCH AND WAIT- THE BIG SHOW
IS COMING SOON!!
DON'T ARRANGE ROUTE
OF SELLS-FLOTO SHOW.
Armour & Co. Don't Care Where th
Circus Goesasthe Advertising
Is just as Efficient One
Place as Another.
F. A. Adams,representative of Ar
mour & Co., states thatas farashe
knows the Sells-Floto route is laid
out by the circus management and
not by the meat company. As the
scope of the Armour concern is na-
tional, it makes little difference where
the show  goes. Mr. Adams talks
like the Armour people are more than
pleased with their new method of ad-
vertising.
The idea of having electric lights
make a border around a sign, thus
-vowing off the lettering at night, was
Sexcellent one, butArmour goes it
Wlecbetter vhen ashow travels along
with the meat advertisement.
Mr. Adams had been doing busi-
ness with H. B. Craig, steward of the
Cole Brothers' for six years, but met
him for the first time at Morris, Ill.,
last Monday.
PICKED UP ORDERS,
REEVES CAUGHT HIM.
Instances of wvrong doing on the
part of billers have been few this
season and the punishment said to
have been dealt out to Frank How-
ard, who was with the Campbell
Brothers, and who stated that he
lived in St. Louis, will be a warning
Sthosewho are tempted topickup
the orders of other shows and sell
them.
It is said that A. A. Reeves, check-
er-up of the Barnum & Bailey show,
caught Howard in a saloon at Winni-
peg and had him locked up at once.
Reeves went to court, according to
advices which reach the Ringling
office, and on June 29 the court gave
the offender one month in jail.
REVOKED LICENSE OF
GENTRY SHOW NO. 2.
Lon Williams Secured Another Lot
at 2 O'clock Sunday Morning
and the Date Was Made
HAMMOND, Ind., July 7.-Lon
Williams, general agent of the Gentry
show No. 1, signed contracts with the
city clerk about three weeks ago by
which that enterprise would play this
city on Sunday, July 4, and every-
thing wvent on smoothly tuntil last
Saturday, when Williams was in-
formed that the mayor had revoked
the license.
Finding it out of the question to
"make" the town under these condi-
tions, a lot was secured over in Illi-
nois at 2 o'clock on Sunday morn-
ing and the show had good business,
even though it did not give a parade.
H. B. Gentry is traveling with that
show this year, for the first time
since 1905. Mrs. Gentry and the two
children are with the show at pres-
ent, spending their vacation in travel.
CIRCUS NOTES.
W. F. Heuman, of the Cole Broth-
ers' show, stopped over at his home
in Elgin, Ill., last Sunday.
John Heston, who sustained two
broken ankles in the runaway of the
town wagon wvhile billing Ogden,
Utah, is resting comfortably in the
hospital there and expects toreoi
his car shortly at Salt Lake City.
"Dcc" Ogden, side show manager
of the Cole Brothers' show, spent last
Sunday in Chicago and made brief
visits to Sans Souci, White City and
Riverview.
Phil Ellsworth, who was with
George Le Rose's electric fouttln
with the Famous Robinson show, s
preparing to open an attraction of his
own with that carnival.
Mrs. Lena Carroll, of the Galarnme
Sistcrs,wviththeColeiBrothers show,
who broke her arm early in the sea-
son. ms vet unable to work in the
aerial act, but has been in the stat-
ary act for some time.
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