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What Detroit Thought Of The Wild West

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fawnee ttui's Wild West, which exbibits here next Thursday, eshibited in. Detroit recently. The Detroit Free Press of August 1 said-of it: Pawnee Bill's historical wild west show, Indian museum and Mexican hippodrome, an iinposing and varied aggregation, opened yesterday on the circus grouuds out Grand River avenue. Bxtremely large audiences greeted both afternoon and evening performances hundreds of people being turned away, especially in the evetring,when the seats were all fllled half an hour bef ore the curtain arose on the opening acts of frontier life. The spectators found an abundauce with which to satisfy theniselves, and the wild western aud Mexican features were generally applauded with shouts of approval. That the interest manifested was of the most in;ense order was in evidence from the 'act that whenever any one arose and obstructed the visión of the occupauts of the grand staad, yells and shouts rent ;he air from the demonstrative specta;ors. Those who were turned away expressed disappoiatment, as more reserved ;ickets were sold by the management han there was room for. The features of the entertainment veré so uumerous that it is a task in tself to refer to them al. 'la the inroduotion the people were made acquainted with Señor Antonio, a Mexican leader, a troupe of Mexican vaqueros, George Eiser, fancy and trick cowboy rider, a baad of cowboys, Standing Bear, chief of the Sioux Indians, a tribe of 3ioux warriors, Grey Eagle, chief of the Vlahaje Indians, a tribe of Mahaje braves, Capt. A. G. Shaw, Indian agent and in terpre ter, a group of western ady riders, Miss May Little, champí on ady horseback shot, and Maj. George W. Lillie, Pawnee Bill, white chief of ,he Pawnees and late leader of the Okahoma booruers. This interesting and numerons troup of performers appeared in a programme hat was very well concived, holding the attention of the audience to tb.9 end. ?he difficult rifle practice by Pawnee ïill made a favorable impression. May jittle was not so well received, it being laimed that her horse was accountable or her poor shooting The Mahaje remation was followed by an exhibiion of lassoing and riding wild Texas teers. The old act of the pony expresa arrying the Uniteü States mail and )eing attacked by Iudians was agaiu given, but with a vim that added new est to this feature of the entertainment. A true representation of the Deadwood tage coach robbery made a great hit. The cowboys, while riding at full speed, )icked up all kinds of objects from the ?round amid the enthusiasm of the mul;itude. and the score of other acts were heartily received, for they were novel, trong and fairly illustrative of the life n the west and in Mexico.


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