Billetti - Harrisburg Telegraph, PA
MORE THANlOOO SEE CIRCUS AT TWO PERFORMANCES HERE lAore than 6000 people left the Hagenback - Wallace circus tent last night talking about Clyde Beatty ar.d "how he made those lions and tigers stand around." As many more had been thrilled at the after noon performance more than 12, - ow m an. With a blacksnake whip, an or canary chair and a revolver loaded with blanks, Beatty enrages the cats, men makes them do his bid ding. The way he lures the lithe some tiger from his high perch - to the ground, makes her roll over and over, is something the circus crowd wu. not soon forget. Few had ever seen this feat duplicated. In the af ternoon a lion and tiger mixed things up. giving additional thrills. T' e Billetti Troups on the high wires rivals the waliendas. here in past seasons with Ringlings only use the net for the last number. Eombayo is an agile rope performer h ; double somersault backwards with a perfect landing astride the rcpe is something to write home about. Elephants, seals, dogs, horses all ran through their routines. Poodles txannalord has lost none of his rid ing ability. The clowns used the new and old numbers didn't miss tne explosive automobile. Many missed seeing the f - lraff - neckec woman, were sorry to learn inai sne is a patient in Harrisburg Hospital, taken suddenly ill yesterday. yesterday. She is expected to Join the circus in Reading Thursday. It's at r.a?ersiown today, York tomorrow. Six itinerant balloon vondnr paid the city $2.85 in license tax eacn.