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GAZETTE, WEDNESDAY, - - ' - - - ROBINSON'S CIRCUS GAVE FINE EXHIBITION. One of the Largest and Best Tent Shews that Ever Appeared in This City. There is no doubt about Tittston being a good circus .city. There have been four tent shows here this, year and all have done. line business, but that fact ;did. not interferc.with an exhibition, of great interest in the big circus of John - Robinson, which arrived here this morning from Slatington and pitched its tents on the grounds ac Riverside park. Early in the morning the weather! was father threatening, but later the sun came out brightly and the conditions became ideal for the circus. A great crowd of - people gathered at the show grounds and witnessed the unloading of the ears and the erection of tents; No show that has been here this year has carried so much property as the one with us today. Robinson has gathered , together an immense aggregation. The circus travels on two trains, of 21 cars each. Thousands of people lined Main street this morning to witness the parade which arrived promptly at 10:30 o'clock and was one of the largest ever seen in this city, as well as one of the most creditable. The sorrel - horse tandem of the manager led the parade. He was supported by a troop of red - uniformed. (. astracha.ti - capped pretty damsels with horns as buglers. Behind them rumbled the gorgeously carved and tinted right - horso band wagon, giving ont the inspiring, brassy strains commonly kept on tap by circus bands . After the band wagon came a dozen street turnouts, each carrying four well dressed women, bearing sun shades, .the lady attaches of the great show: Then followed a number of large and small vehicles, popularly known as circus wagons, drawn by fine spans of horses - and ponies. The wagons comprised, the menagerie. On top of the next high wagon were a couple of pipers arrayed in highland costume of Stewnrt and Campbell plaid, playing on their bagpipes some skirting air from the land o' - cakes. After them trailed several animal wagons, a clown band wagon, eight elephants, and a yellow chariot containing a band ami drawn by a dozen horses. The live stock attracted much attention.. There were huiidr'erls of fine horses in line, besides many ponies, camels, etc. All of the animals had the appearance of being well kept. A feature that attracted special atten tion was the fact thats.nearly all of the cages were of unique design, nearly all being constructed to . represent cottages and castles. All were hand somely decorated . with paintings of 'descriptive - scenes in vaffous" parts of the country. - : ' The - afternoon's performance was largely attended. The entertainment features are promised, on the same scale of magnitude as the exterior display. Tonight the 'grand spectacle - of King Solomon, his - temple, and , the Queen :of Sheba wi lb he. shown under colored lights. In (Case o jnclemept weather this evening waters - oof tents will insure perfect protection and comfort. . . : . : - - - . In is "'. "harrier he ' at

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 08 Jun 1904, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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