Amusement lover* need only to j
know'that the RoWmion’a Famous j
Whov.-s arc to exhibit here to know
that a rare treat U in store for them.
Better in every way than ever be* *
fore, tbe Robinson Shaw will with-I
out doubt leave a trail of universal!
approval behind it from the start of!
the season to the end. Circus, mens- I
garie, museum, hippodrome, and
trained wild animal exhibition, every
department strong, no department]
neglected, tbe Robinson show will be j
a wonder. Among the other features
the trainod wild animals arc worthy
of flpeeial comment, the Robinson;
t bow carrying more of trained wild
beasts than all others combined.
Performing lions, leopards, pumas,
tigers, bears, goats, dogs, ponies,'
monkeys, jaguars and elephants,]
featuring the only bareback Iton j
riding la tba world today. Among
the features of the menagerie that is
sure to appeal ospeeially to tbe
children U "Birmingham," tbe small-1
•st lion in captivity born st the Wfn
ter quarters of tbe show and named'
after tbe city of Us birth, greater
A constellation of tbe aarth'e moet
renewed performers will present a
circus program, long, varied end
surprising in the extrsme the time
worn acts eliminated, new, novel end
up-to-date features substituted in
their plaoes, ecu hertofore not seen
or even eoneelved. Two perform -
aocee will be given the afternoon
show commencing at 1 o’clock and
the night perfeeenance starting at 8
o'clock sharp. I mom will be opened
M hour before each performance to
allow n visit to tbe menagerie, end s
chance to enjoy the bend concert by
W. J. Uttsr's organisation of solo
Tbe street parade takse place at 10
a tn. and will be an innovation along
Remember tbe date, Monday July
Circa* day come* but one* a yaar.
Tba ■mall boy often wonder* why tha
mam rout h tented institution* don't
stay a week or more Ilka tha smaller
lent show*, or why im the world tk*
eircna don’t etty all enmmar like tk*
picture shows. 1 hut wonld b* oka,
Dm *mall boy think*, bat tk* circa*
would far* badly.
A Mg tan ted city mast knap or»
moving or fail to tial, for although a
great many aannot b# road* to aa* or
aekkowladg* It, tk* fact remains that
tha big circuses leaf* behind about
aa mack aa they taka away, combin
ing what they apcnil directly and
wont hundred* the of attache* di op
With local merchants. The big akow
ha* to stop her* today, and there to
morrow. and *o on, eoetl*ou*ly hunt
ing new pasture*, and never stop to
real. Tha RoMuann Famous Shows
will visit this otty and two perform
ance* age to b* given, the afternoon
show beg Ining at f o’clock and the
night performance commencing
promptly at 9 o'clock; door* open
exactly an hour before each exblNtkm
to allow vlnltor* to inspect the men*
gerte. The street parade will leave
the show grounds mi 10 a. m. travers
ing the principal atreats, and ra
turning to the show ground* wiser*
In the open air and absolutely free to
all who cars to see It will be given n
startling and sensational free exhi
The Robinson Show starting It*
road season of 1911 in better shape in
every particular than ever before,
evrry little thing about the show from
the tent stake* up being brand new,
easily giving the show just claim lo
the title of “th# most modern circi a
In th* world.”
The program thU year will b« •
marvel in itaelf a revelation to the
business end circus goer* the country
over. People know the Robinson
show, know its qualities and He clean
lines* and Ibe orgauiaUioh hma en
larged and perfected for the season of
Ittll will be an even greater credit to
that famous of ail show names Robin
Wilt exhibit at Metropolis Monday
Metropolis is to have a big circus this
year Robinson’* Famous United
Hhovvs are coming here.
Th» Robinson Show ia fri ah out of
winti r quarters, wiih mijlbirg a
bout Ra equipment brand new from
the tent stakes op. Not only is the
equipment new, but the performances
la new as well, no timeworn features
being used thru season, the perforin- ]
snee being un innovation from thej
grand entry to the Riyal Rcmtn j
Hippodrome races at the cI jkc.
Ibe Robinson’* Fatuous Sbovs Unit j
Fruits and Vegetables
VV h have a nice Assortment of rresh Groceries
and will Deliver Same to ANY PLACE in the
Prices Low and Quality the Best
WK Keep a Nice Assortment of Confectioner
ies. Icc Cream and Ice Cold Drinks Constantly
on Hand. KGGS. CHICKENS and BUTTER.
M. J. McCRARY & SONS,
9th and Pearl Sts. Metropolis, HI.
Who keeps constantly on hands a
complete supply of School
Books for this and adjoining
INKS, PENS, TABLETS AND BOOKS OF EVERY
The very thing lor Teachers, Ministers and Students
No Family should be without these Books.
£“77* Butterick Patterns
Gold Pens and Jewelery or Every disertption
Daily Newspapers and Magazine
. Louis Vallee's .
The Regular Book-store,
Via the “Central Route to Florida
and Cuba.” New solid fast through
daily train, “Seminole Limited” car
rying observation sleepiag car, ten
tection two drawing room sleepingcar,
free reclining chair car and coach,
Chicago, to Jacksonville, Fla. Semi
nole Limited, Rt. Louis to Jackson
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dining oar. Connections at Coinm
bnswith through sleepmgcar for Say
ana!), also at Jaeksonviliewith trains
for ail Florida points andateainship
connections for Havanah. Cuba, via
Knights Key orPort Tampa.
Via New Orlstna or Florida, choice of
routes for those desiring to visit New
Orleans en route, steamship service
from that port to Havanah about ev
ery ten days. For thus wishing to
visit Florida en route, daily except
Sunday steamship service from
Knights Key, making trip to Havanah
entirely by daylight; also four sailings
per ,weeX from Port Tampa. Send
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Reached direct by rail routes
through New Orleans, thus affording
an opportunity to visit that unique
city without additionl expense iu the
matter of car faro. All tickets admit
of stop-over at New Orleans.
Illinois Central to New Orleans and
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datioa.s Send for ^.folder entitled,
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Contain* Viekaburg National Mili
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and defence of the city. An interact
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San Antonio, Texas, and Intermediate
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All of tbs Literal Ire Free for tbs Asking.
Rates, train time, tickets ami all
particulars af Illinais Central agents
and those of connectiug lines.
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S. O. Hatch, G. P. A., Chicago, HI.
Tax Purchaser’s Notice.
To Qreen (lodge and whom it may
You are Hereby notified, That at a
sale of Real Estate made by the
Sher'fT at the door of the Court House
in the town of Metropolis, County of
Massac, and State of Illinois, on the
14th day of Jane A. D. 1909, I, J. H.
Mizill purchased the following de
scribed R^al Estate, situated in said
County for the Taxes, interest, Pen
alties and costs due and unpaid there
on, for the year A. D. 1908, to-wit:
Lot 12 Block 98. And that the time
allowed by law tor the redemption of
said Real Estate will expire on the
14th day of June A D. 1911.
J. H. MI ZELL, Purchaser.
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Office one doer East of
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Mound City Realty Co.
handles both city and farm property.
Any one having land to trade or sell
either in the country or town or any
one wishing to purchase a farm or
town lot will call or aodrf ew the abnv*
J. C. Stee>, Pres.
0. M. Thompson, Sec’y.
0. LA. Rice Atty,
Then buy a bottle of Rose Cream
1 “ Fedora Pomade for tho
hair, large siae, 10c.
1 of Dr. White's Electric Combs
from.10c to $1.26
Try a bottle of Halsey’s Cleans
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We handle the best of perfumes,
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COLORED CONGRESSMEN IN THE
Hince the abolition of slavery in the
United States in 1863, many Negroes
have held high official positions. Two
were United States Senators and
A fine engraving of these Negro
Congressmen has just been issued,
giving accurate portraits of each; also
the Congress in which they served
and the years of service. In the
picture, the two Senators, Messrs
Bevels and Bruce, occupy the center
of the group, surrounded by the other
twenty Representatives. In the back
I ground, the stars and stripes in color.
' This beautiful engraving, with a
booklet containing biographies of
these eminent men, is sold for one
(61.00) dollar. This engraving is a
graphic politioal history of the Negro
in America. No home, office library
or school-room will be complete with
ont it. Send for one to-day.
The Colored American Novelty co.,
P. O. Drawer *318,
Washington D. C.
N. B.—We also have in stock largo
engravings of Frederick Douglass,
Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Toussaint
L’Overtvr*, Booker T. Washington,
Phillis Wheatley and all eminent
colored people, “Everything about
colored people” in books, pictures,
inventions and souvenirs.
To The Public.
Tbls 1a to certify that information
1 ha* reached the trustees several times
that there is being money collected by
a man calling himself an agent for the
Livingston, Normal, Theological and
Industrial Institute at Metropolis.
We hereby notify the public that we
have no travelling financial agent oufe
for the above named school. Any
person or persons going around call
ing himself or themselves agent ora1
gents for said school are frauds. Any
person or persons found hereaftei^col
lectingor attempting to collect money
for said sohooi aside from the pastors
and the missionaries of the Mt. Olive
Baptist Association, will be prosecut
ed to full extent of the law, and any
information of same will be apprecia
ted. Send all information to Rev. J.
8. McCrary, editor of Gazette, and
secretary of trustees, Metropolis, 111.
Done by order of the Executive Board
of the Mt. Olive Baptist Association,
Ceutralia, 111., Sept 13, 1909 and th*
same ordered published in the Gazette
and other papers.
Rev. W. M. Hayes, Moderator.
R ev. I. W. Winston, Secretary.
Missionaries of the Mt. Olive
Rev. Geo. Brown, Harrisburg
Rev. C. Cole, Unionville.
In the Sunken Submarine.
"It’s too anncylrg that *e should be
fituck down here. I bought u.yE^If
the most splendid tomb only last
ad are well known, there Wing bat
few homes in which that famous ahow
name li not a hcuebo'd word, the
paat three or nearly four generations, |
bsving visited the Robinson circus a*
often as It visited the locality. The
Robinson Show this year, bigger and
better than aver before will be an!
’ even greater credit to that great old ;
name, a name that goes hand In hand
with the circus business from the first
star! nearly a century ago, "Itobin
The Free Hapti*t Church cl
Metropolis was dedicated Sunday
afternoon in the presence of a
Urge audience 1 his was a high
day for this congregation
The sermon was delivered by
that astute and schclary gcntle
m in, the writer and pulpit orator
Rev. W. S Hodge. Fh. D., cf
Paducah. Ky. The services were
well attended all day and the im
prisons will be lanirg.
This church is located on 9;hi
street and was recently built, it a
bams struo’. 11 re of large diir.en- '
sioru costing several hundred dol
lars we have not the exact figures
at our command. This rpeak8
well for this congregation.
Rev. II )dge, rem lined over
Monday and lectured at night
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