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BIG SHOW? YES,
BARNUM & BAILEY COME
More Than Sixteen Thousand Persons
Enter Tent, While Hundreds Are
Turned Away — Should
Stay a Week
Barnum & Bailey advertise their
show as "the greatest on earth."
What can one add to the superlative?
When one has said that, what Is left to
say. except to repeat it in other worda
and lengthier phrases? But lest those
who measure by rule instead of by
quality demur, here goes:
The show opened yesterday afternoon
to a packed tent; 16,852 persons were
present and hundreds were turned
away. From the minute one stepped
into the menagerie tent one felt that
one was in the "something different."
There is a very air about this show that
sets it apart from all else in the way of
tented exposition. There is, in the
start, on the grounds an absence of
that rowdyism which unfortunately too
often hedges about a circus. You don't
find any flock of idle, rough looking men
about the tents of the Barnum & Bail
ey show; they are at work; they have
plenty to do, and they keep busy. Offi
cers in force are there, to guard against
possible throngs, but the entrance is so
well regulated that they seem scarcely
needful. The way to the gate Is clean,
and the order is perfect.
Once inside, the sight of the billowing
canvas is fascinating in Itself. The en
trance takes one into the animal tent,
and the time one feels justified in spend
ing there is all too short to permit of
all its wonders being seen.
Even Animals Seem Larger
There is much that is different about
this menagerie. The usual animals
lions, tigers, leopards, hippopotami,
hyenas and all such are of course pres
ent in their cages, but they seem larger,
better and more satisfied than do the
average circus animals — better groomed
and cared for. They are an education
in natural history, these brutes, and
well worth studying.
But there are others, quite as fine,
but not so familiar. Take the giraffes —
said to be the only ones alive in cap
tivity. They spend much of their time
"rubbering" about at the throngs, and
one never wearies of their silent curi
osity. Then there are the sacred cows
— tiny oxen that are strange because
little known. The zebras, with their
barberpole coats, the gnu, and then
In the center are the freaks. These
odd creatures are all in a separate en
closure, and not In a sideshow, as is
nsually the case. Hence, the "one
ticket admits to all" is true here, for
once— and once only. In this tent, on
a large central stage, are the midgets,
the bi? giant, the fat woman, the iron
skull man, on whose head rocks are
broken, the Circassian girl, the bell
ringers, the leopard boy — all the freaks
that nature has evolved and man has
gathered. They are shown In series,
lectured on, and made to perform, and
the sight Is an interesting one.
. Comfortable Seats
Ah, the music; this time from the
"big top." The lively strains admonish
that it is time to move on. Ushers take
one's coupons and one is shown to a
numbered seat, with a foot rest, ita
place and quality depending upon the
price paid. None of your old time
boards with back breaking proclivities
and no place for tired feet; that has
been done away with here, and the en
tire scheme has been changed. - One
may even have an Iron chair with a
back if he cares to pay the price. Not
only is every seat numbered, but when
the auota of tickets is told, that settles
it; the gates are closed, and no more
enter that day.
The performance in the arena is abso
lutely beyond chronicle. It Is a be
wildering succession of acts, crowding
one another so fast that one cannot
keep one's eyes on them, let alone per
mit them to sink into one's mental vis
ion. Three rings, two stages and a hip
podrome, all are going, often all at the
same time. Just imagine all the cir
cuses you have ever seen rolled Into
one, and then some, and you get a
glimpse of this colossus.
The Delhi Durbar is the title of the
opening spectacle; what once was the
grand entree. It brings out everything
and everybody and is superb. After
that come the various acts, in the rings,
on the stage and in the air. These num
ber 25 and several of them are in 5 or
6 sections, all on at the same time.
given, is held by the auto bolide, which
is quite as thrilling as it has been
promised. A young woman In an auto
skims down a steep Incline, around a
hook, leaps a gap upside down, and
lands on a runway whence she wheels
to earth again. It lasts some 20 sec
onds, but they count for half an hour
Volo, the Volante, is another; he leaps
a gap on a wheel. He was a wonder,
but the auto bolide makes his stunt
look like a Sunday school picnic.
As for the various expected features,
they are all clever, and positively tiring
in the rapidity with which one suc
ceeds the other. Of horse acts, for in
stance, there are two dozen or more;
the aerial artists seem to make the air
populous, so many are there; the tum
blers would make a regiment. Some of
them are quite beyond anything seen
hitherto, in unique and daring features.
And the clowns! Forty of them koep
the fun going. Nothing funnier was
ever seen than the basketball game
played all alone by one of them; noth
ing more delightful than the other with
his trained geese, giving an imitation
of the Light Brigade; nothing more
startling than the harnessed rooster
which another has. Sometimes all these
merry chaps are out at once, some
times one takes the ring alone, but in
any case, merriment is free and plenti
ful all day.
But what's the use after all of trying
to diagram "the greatest show on
earth?" As well attempt a sketch of
the progress of humanity In the amuse
ment world. Let it go at that. Here is
the biggest thing of the kind that ever
happened. The people know It. If you
haven't your tickets now, you'll be in
luck )f you get any at all. There's one
day more of it— there ought to be a
TICKET SALE REACHES 40,000
Forty thousands dollars' worth of re
served seat tickets sold to a crowd of
people numbering 35,000 Is the record
of the sales of Barnum & Bailey for the
opening day of the big show.
"When the clerk closed the Owl drug
store on Spring street at 10:30 o'clock
Sunday night there were several hun
dred persons in line waiting to buy
tickets. Before daylight they again
formed in line and were waiting for the
sale to begin at 8 o'clock. When the
ticket office opened yesterday morning
there was a throng that reached from
the Owl drug store at 320 South Spring
street to the corner of Third and Los
Angeles streets, a distance of nearly
The crowd In the morning was inclin
ed to be rough and the twenty-five po
licemen stationed around the entrance
of the Owl had some difficulty in keep
ing back a rush. But in the afternoon
the crowd was quiet and good natured.
By 11 o'clock yesterday morning the
entire allotment of reserved tickets for
the performance of yesterday afternoon
was exhausted and a large percentage
of today's reserved seats were sold out.
Up to a late hour last night belated re
quests for seats were coming in and two
policemen were stationed at the en
trance of the drug store to answer ques
The management of the Owl had
nothing to do with the gale. The only
part they played was to provide the
place for the circus management to sell
The railing which was placed on one
side of the store to provide ingress and
egress for buyers of tickets was three
times torn down by oheer weight of the
immense throng waiting to be served, j
OS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1905.
OF FINE GOODS
MULLEN & BLUETT CLOTHING
CO.'S FALL RECEPTION
Orchestral Music, Handsome Decora.
tlons and Cordial Welcome to the
Public Wednesday Night from
8 to 10 O'clock
During the past few weeks a great
transformation has taken place at the
popular establishment of the Mullen
& Bluett Clothing company, on the
northwest corner of First and Spring
streets, and tomorrow night (Wednes
day) from 8 to 10 o'clock the public
generally will be cordially welcomed at
the formal reception that will be held.
There will be music by the Stamm or
chestra, and special decorations will be
arranged for the occasion. The mem
bers oi! the company and all of the
thirty-five salesmen will be present to
receive callers, but there will be no
sales. It is to be celebration night with
all the doors open to the public.
The Mullen & Bluett firm has been
doing business at the same old stand
for nearly thirty years and by fair
The Mathie Brewing Co.
1834-58 East Main Street
Telephone East 66 Home Exchange 942
The Beer that Costs No More, But
Tastes Like More
Red Ribbon Wurzburger
The Palace Cafe
Is growing rapidly in popularity
for several reasons — Finest Cook-
ing — Quick Service — Excellent
Music — Polite Waiters — Popu-
lar Dishes — Delicious Fish — and
Grilled Lobsters such as you'll
not find elsewhere. Come and see.
Jahnke Sr Enderlein
• Basemmnt of •
S. E. Corner First and Spring Streets
We Offer Lots Today In Our
Annex No. I
Lots At Opening Prices
$100 and Up
91 Down, VI Per Week (on Each $IOO>.
No Interest— No Taxu.
Pure artesian water from our
new $10,000 water system piped
to every lot In this tract for
, both domestic and irrigating
purposes at minimum rates.
Onre more we open the door— we invite
and advise you. "Will you come In?
office nil day today. Join urn any hour.
mr n (Inc.), Suite 613 Hellman Bldg.
UUe Main 2013 Horn* 4816
dealing and by handling only the best
goods In their line have established a
reputation in the community that Is
one of the most valuable assets of
The enterprise of the management
has kept pace with the steady growth
of Los Angeles, and with the Increase
In population and trade the store has
been enlarged, until now there are
about 1200 square feet of floor space
In the great establishment, which in
cludes five big stores on the ground
floor, with entrances from Spring and
Recently the entire Spring street
front of the establishment has been
modernized regardless of expense and
In excellent taste, and the interior has
been refitted with the latest and best
fixtures, with all departments clear
ly defined. The numerous new show
cases of the latest design, the largo
central business office, the special tel
ephone service, and the private office
of the manager are among some of
the more noticeable . improvements
that will be appreciated by the many
patrons of the store and by the public
generally. The store is well lighted
and Is stocked with the finest line of
clothing and furnishing goods for men
and boys that can be secured in any
market. Everything is strictly up-to
date—no old goods, all new and styl
The officers of the company ara:
President, Mary T. Mullen; vice pres
ident, M. R. Mullen; manager, A. B.
Mullen; secretary, James B. Sullivan;
cashier, L. W. Johnson.
Make It a point to attend the fall
opening reception tomorrow night.
Tkitaci pinnr t\/" % £ • *v^ • m m ■ • • "«\y J Dfticony
imru riour "6*o*o^ CoafcijtmUaJJL^^ L«TT*P»opw«TOR,tA#i*M .
School Book Sale Continues
Cot Price, on Standard Teat BooKs-Brin* Tottr Lists-Sal* Now In Fall Swing— Third Floor
Great Suit Sale Today ti»|A A A
Women's Wool Suits-Priced Up to $37.50 : «JJll/« W
For today we offer about 75 suits at less than actual cost of material; they are mostly jacket and eton Btylea,
made from cheviots, mohairs, Panamas, serges, domestic broadcloth and mixtures; some of the jackets lined with
taffeta silk or good quality satin; skirts prettily made in pleated or kilted style; there s a good range of aarvc.
and light colors; all sizes: values In the lot as high as $37.50; make an excellent rainy day or shopping suit, on
sale today, while they last at $10. Of course at this price alterations will have to be charged for.
New Fall Street Hats C| AA
Values Up to $4.45-11 to 12 A. M. Today — «pl. W
We took all the manufacturers had at a price, that's how these splendid, nobby, up-to-date hats came to us at
such a ridiculous figure. For one hour Tuesday morning, from 11 to 12, we're going to dispense wltn our prom
and offer you an unrestricted choice of the entire line for $1.00. These hats are all most approved shapes in the
■wanted colors and materials; ready-to-wear styles; most of them handsomely trimmed with plumes, quills,
feathers, breasts, birds and ribbons; actually worth up to $4.48; for just one hour/ choice, $1.00. ,
LACK CURTAINS-Good Nottingham lace curtains; 40 RUFFLED CURTAINS-Pretty ruffled Swiss cur-
to 45 inches wide; 3 yards long; new and up-to-date pat- lo^ooT^mT^U
terns; plain centers, -with pretty floral borders; fX% r you cannot duplicate under $1.00. (tst
good $1.00 values. On sale today, the pair UVC Today, the pair W«/t.
$1.48 Lace Curtains 98c 10c Figured Cretonne 7&c
Pretty white lace curtains; a large variety of designs; A large quantity of pretty cretonne In new designs
plain centers with Grecian borders; some in floral effects; and dainty colorings; suitable for draperies and cur-
50 Inches wide; 3 yards long; regular value $1.48. Today, tains of all kinds; a splendid value at 10c; on sale
the pair, 98c. today, the yard, 7%c.
Basement Specials Pure Groceries S h
___~ /'Tfiirfek. «i in «*.«, |.nn« «Or PINEAPPLE— Finest quality pineapple .ir=-^>.
* MV chunks; sold in nil the trust stores at 25c 38*8?
jC^^S&if^SL-U The celebrated Mine. On sale today, the 1Q r **S®£&'
£885, ><|£RJK*gS£SSjSL Potts' nickel plated sad can IJX. iJS'SjtV
M *^BliaC and stand; regular price SIFTED PEAS— Sugar sifted peas; Blue ,B©?% I
<jgjßjm» —^*i? $1.1!). Today, complete set, Rell brand; sells regular at 15e. 12r '^gi£=ss '
mrf 89c. On sale today, the can •■"*'
A dozen cans of the above $1.39
85C Galvanized TubS 69C PRUNES— Choice prunes; 3-lb. box; regular |»f_
Largest eize galvanized vash tubs; the kind that sell price 10c lb. On sale today I*l.
regularly at 85c. On sale today In the basement, each, 69c. 25 _ ]b box ot the at)Ove today $1.39
m- mx * • j n *t>i o/\ SUGAR— IO lbs. of best cane granulated tin**
$1.75 Lined OvenS $1.29 sugar on sale today OUC
Large size lined ovens for gas or oil stoves; reg- BUTTER— Finest creamery butter; sells in all stores
ular price $1.75. On sale today in the basement, at. 33c;. we don't deliver butter at this 98r
each, $1.29. price. Today, the pound *rOL
SOAP DISH — Heavy wire soap dish; suitable for bath
rooms, etc; would be cheap at 15c. On sale lflr Special Notice
today, each Nq te i ephone or mail orders taken for any groceries
FEATHER DUSTERS— IO-lnch; full count; turkey on special sale; so you'll have to come for the
feathers; on sale today in the 19*/4r above articles,
basement l*/3l» . ;
NEW PIANO FREE
We propose to give away A NEW UPRIGHT PIANO to the person who gets us the most customers Inside the next
thirty days. You get SIO.OO or $20.00 cash on each sale, whether you win the piano or not, so you can't lose.
F in oa t thi. blank, wnte the words plainly. If you do not wish to write us, you may phone,
customer. Nome call, or best of ail, bring the customer with you
cu.tom«' S Addre« to the store. Get there somehow. Yon're a
MyA dd,e» winner; YOU CAN'T LOOSE.
PACIFIC MUSIC CO. ' &57.439 South Broadway
1 ■ wjPsjWw** BasmDßvGooDsSioßE -
$2.50 to $5.00 Parasols
On Sale "*t £A
Tomorrow at *|JJU»/\/
Looks like the need for sun shades would
never end, here.
But there's no sale for them back east —
that's why we can get the makers to sell
their ends of lots for next to nothing.
So it's the makers, not us, who stand the
loss on the $2.50 to $5 parasols which are to
be sold tomorrow at a dollar-fifty.
A hundred or more, mostly in white;
some with hemstitched borders, some daintily
embroidered. White and colored silks as well
as crisp, white linens included.
Natural stick and enameled handles.
• On Sale Wednesday Morning •
530-532-534 S. Spring
Time's Getting Shorter-Every Article
in Stock Must Go
Not a dollar's worth will be moved to our new store. This week affords
the greatest opportunities of the big removal sale.
$25.00 blrdseye maple or veneered mahogany dresser; handsome French
plate mirror; shaped base and^ shaped top drawer; polished; $16.75.
1 $22.00 solid oak dresser; serpentine divided top drawers; handsome pat-
tern French plate mirror.. Removal price $15.75.
$24.00 solid oak dresser; full serpentine swell quartered oak front; divided
top drawers; 24x30 beveled pattern French plate; royal flnlßh. Removal
Our stock was so large, this line is practically complete. The small
prices In this department are almost incredible.
$25.00 quartered oak extension tables, 48-lnch round top, 4-inch square
legs, very best weathered wax finish, $16.50. Other extension tables, $4.95,
$6.50, $7.60 up to $85.00.
$45.00 sideboard; has two shaped, divided top drawers, one lined for
silverware; one large drawer and large lower cabinet; handsome top with
artistic shelves and three beveled French plate 'mirrors; quartered golden
oak finish. Removal price $30.00. Other sideboards, $21.60, $23.50, $25.00.
,$27.50 solid quartered oak china closet; bent glass ends and front; hand-
some top ornament with 6x28 pattern French plate mirror. Removal price
$22.00. Other china closets, $12.75, $15.00, $18.60. : .
Handsome buffets, $18.60, $18.00, $20.00, $22.60, $25.00, $27.50.
If you am hard up, or for any other
reason you must economize, w* can male*
you a CHEAP PLATE} as low v
mo EA On Red Rubber.
Adhesive $4k50 UT)
Plates T/ ■ r
We refer you to the Menhants 1 National
Bank as to our reliability or responsibility.
We have been here li years and have the
largest dental practice on the coast.
No Boys or Students
To experiment on you. Don't be deceived
by persona ottering: a ten years' guarantee.
Ask yourself where they are liable to be
Ip ten years, or only even In oae or two
Schiftman Dental Co.
107 N. Spring. Over Hals'*
Also open evenings and Sunday forenoons.
See specimens ot our up-to-date work at
Greatest Gold Gamp in the World j
Buy Bullfrog Real Estate
The town has grown from nothing to a
city of 6000 people In six months.
Three railroads are now racing con-
struction to see which will reach this
When these railroads reach Bullfrog
real estate prices will advance tremen-
Lots $100 to $5000
Get In early before prices go up.
A few choice locations at reasonable:
figures yet to be had.
Free Information at the office of The
Los Angeles-Bullfrog Realty and Invest-
Phones: Home Sl4, Sunset 845.
Minesj Stocks, Bonds and Realty.
References: Farmers & Merchants
National bank, Los Angeles; Southern
Nevada Banking company, Bullfrog, Nev.
ROBERT A. DEAN, president (also vies
president Sierra Lumber company, San
Francisco); FRED W. NASH secretary
( $50.00 CASH
The remaining lots in the Erken-
brecker Syndicate Santa Monica
Tract will be sold at $50 cash, bal-
ance in small monthly payments.
Call for particulars.
THOS. J. HAMPTON CO.,
110 South Ilromlwiiy.
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and pumplnt plants and all bulldlaajs. II
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