Sells shows and what' Is left of the
Hageribaek's, and most of the dog
any pony shows, and the remnants
of Buffalo Bill's and Pawnee Bill's
Wild West, and-Banch 101, and, oh,
lots- and lots of other shows. . i
And they are the boys who started
in the barn loft at Baraboo, Wis.
They are the "Circus Trust" of
-The chances are that the govern
ment never will complain because the
Some they bought so "that they
might preserve the names of the fa
mous old "shows:"
Some they bought so that they
might direct the routes, 'and send
some circus to some city or town
their "big shows" could not reach.'
Some they wanted because- from
them they could get new acts and"
f new performers for the "big shows,"
and sonie they own becausewhen
the, public? has ceased to thrill over
some famous "actor" in the big
shows they can send him to the
smaller ones where-he may perform
before those who never have felt the
There is too much sentiment in the
' ''4j8aItSjf5V-' JS
Elephants Do Much of the Hevay Work on the Show Grounds.
Ringling boys (for they always will
be boys, no matter how old they get)
are a "trust." They own lots and
lots of circuses but many of them
they bought when they did not need
or want them; out of sentiment when
some of .the competitors of the days
when they rode in wagons ?erain
circus business for it to be a de
stroyer or a menace. The' Ringlings
have bought shows, carried them,
supplied them with acts and given
the old owner full charge and better
territory, with the chance' to buy
ihem back and run "them.
Just how many men: and "women,'
and horses and dogs these? boya own '-
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