A Charleston, West Virginia paper of May 8 says: "Although soaking ram greeted the first cir cus of the season when the Downie Brothers shows under the management of Charles Sparks visited Charleston, two good sized audiences expressed their appreciation by frequent applause. The circus, which travels entirely by motor trucks, is new throughout. The equopment, in spite of rain and jnu,d, was bright and shiny and the costumes were new and picturesque. The street parade, ilmost entirely motorized, was m keeping with the old time circus parade that has long since been liseontinued by almost all but the Downie aggregation. The circus acts were unusually pleasing, pre- ;enting many new features and novelties. Perhaps the most popular of all the large number of performers was one little miss, about four years of age, who with T- f * ther and mother presented high class acrobatic act*"* Adv.