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Woman owns and manages huge circus
glittering! GORGEOUS! GLORIOUS! Eaton Rapids, Mich. Shades of P. T. Barnum! The "woman's sphere" now includes owning and bperating a circus. When D: W. Perrine, proprietor of the Bronco Joe wild west show, died last fall, he left to his pretty widow horses and ponies, dogs and monkeys, clowns and calliope, wagons, canvas walls, seats one whole circus outfit. "My first impulse was. to sell out," said Mrs. Perrine, "but I have decided that a woman can run a show just as well as a man. I'm going to try it out this season. anyway.'r . .... On the same farm where, for the last five or six years she had watched her husband perform his winter head quarters' work, Mrs. Perrine is now doing that work herself. By the first of May she will be ready to start out on the season's tour. Congressman who was jostled off a crowded sidewalk has drafted a bill providing that five straight lines be drawn on every street sidewalk and that pedestrians shall literally "walk the chalk, line." That might work in a dry town.