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REMARKABLE GROWTH Chat-act(frisres the 43rcl Annual Touf of th<? Walter L. Main Circus The name of Main has been a household word in the east for the past forty-three years whenever the thought flew circus-ward. Organized Organized in 1879, first as a wagon show, it has been continuously before the public ever since. Soon after its first venture on the rails it was, in less than five minutes, reduced to a pile 'of wreckage, when the long train went over an embankment, en route to Tyrone, Pa., to be exact, on the morning of May 30th, 189,1. More than one hundred horses were killed, killed, all the animals escaped and were subsequently shot, and seven employees employees arc now sleeping in the cemetery in that city. The Pennsylvania restored the show and in less than two weeks, it was again on the road. A ,feW years ago. Walter L. Main retired from the business and the. big show is now the sole property of Andrew Downie, who has Increased it in size till it now requires 35 double length cars to transport all the paraphernalia paraphernalia and this season has as an added added attraction, the Andrew Downie Wild Animal Show, in itself a big feature. The big circus will, appear here Saturday, April 29th, and it is expected expected will duplicate the big busi- Aess of former years when the big tent was taxed to capacity. This year the show presents an entirely new outfit, as regards tents and performance, performance, with added seating capacity, capacity, furnishing accommodation for BO00 patrons; Its street parade has boon doubled in size, its circus performance performance will present an unusually attractive array of all foreign acts, and the menagerie, always adequate, this season displays fourteen dens of Jungle beasts. Every lover of a horse will revel In the display of thoroughbreds which fill the show's four stables, and some of the greatest greatest riders in the world are scheduled scheduled to appear in the three rings at every performance. So that every one may be In time to witness the great'street parade, this feature will not appear till noon on the day of exhibition. ~ —« • i

Clipped from Lebanon Semi-Weekly News20 Apr 1922, ThuPage 6

Lebanon Semi-Weekly News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)20 Apr 1922, ThuPage 6
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