THE SEASON OF 1897,
WITH NEW FEATURES.
has been carefully prepared for and projected on a hiterto undreamed-of scale of magnitude and realism. That undertaking is under the auspices of that great triumvirate of entrepreneurs, Nate Salsbury, James A. Bailey and Col. W. F. Cody. Each of them has circled the entire globe and is rich in experience and fertile in expendient. Mr. Salsbury as artist and manager, has been twice around the world; Mr. Bailey has been for years the most successful and popular caterer to the amusement of the public, and Col. W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), is the most celebrated of living exponents of the real life of the plains. When the Paris press bestowed the title of the Man on the Horse upon Gen. Boulanger, the uwittingly annexed the title which has been Col. Cody's for years. Since leaving his finished life-work on the frontier, there now being, through such talents as his, no longer any frontier, he has appeared before more thousands of people of all nations than any human being ever did, and generally on a horse. The impression of him conveyed to these multitudes through the retina upon the mind and never forgotten, is always that of the man on horse. As the Man on Horse he lives in the pictorial history of the world, and on the glowing canvas of the immortal Rosa Bonheur he stands for the "The Man on Horse." In the years of his foreign travels, he has sat upon his steed beneath all the greatest equestrian statues of the art centers of the Old World and always gained by the comparison; none were so statuesque as the King of Scous in propria persona. Amy Leslie, in her fmous work on the World's Fair, says: "How an heroic statue of Buffalo Bill with his magnificent physique, picturesque accoutrements and scout impetuosity would have stood out and among the dulcet elegances of foreign art! Clad in fringed deer-skins-- than which not Grecian drapery is more graceful and artistic-- with the high boots which typify hardship and the country's savage estate, his inseperable gun, fiery horse and imcomparable inherent pose!"
And so the educational work which Col. Cody has been doing goes on. When he landed his Indian braves upon the chalk cliffs of Old England, there were statues of Indians in Westminster Abbey with the curly wool of the red men and their conquerors are put to blush when one sees the dignity of the Indian and the manly valor of the scout. This is the first characteristic of Col. Cody-- that he is a born leader of men. When the work of civlizing this mighty continent was concluded and his great ranch on the Platte was invited to a prosperous and peaceful remainder of life, most men would have sunk into oblivion, but his work was only just begun. So began hat marvelous educational campaign equally valuable to the red and the white man, and in pursuit of this object he has led them on this peaceful path across the mighty waters of the ocean, into the courts and camps of all Europe, everywhere welcomed with acclamation from prince and peasant, because the exhibition, like the man, was genuine. There were no humbugs or substitutes in it; it is the last truthful chapter of an "o'er true tale."
THIS ENORMOUS OUTFIT IS TRANSPORTED IN SPECIAL RAILROAD TRAINS,
using its own specially constructed rolling stock, the largest of travelling commissary, dormitory and equerry accomodations, complete in every particular, and equalling the requirements of the modern methods of moving a fully equipped army in time of war, carrying all the paraphernalia necessary to a covered grand stand seating 20,000 persons, assuring perfect protection from sun or rain. The equipage of a picturesque inter-racial encampment, in fact more men, more horses, more cars than any two exhibitions, and so organized and arranged as to camp close to the city in an easily accessible location. On the first day of arrival there will be given
A FREE STREET CAVALCADE AT 10 A. M.,
by detailed detachments from each division; attired in light marching order, they will give a slight idea of the remarkable and fascinatingly interesting character of the exhibition. The march will be enlivened by three magnificent bands of music, led by the famed, world-traveled Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band. At night a brilliant Electric Display by the Largest Portable Double Electric Plant (of 250,000 Candle Power) yet constructed for any similar purpose. Two circuits, ensuring a perfectly reliable illumination, making night as light as day. Two exhibitions daily, rain or shine, at 2 and 8 P. M. General admission, 50 cents; children under 9 years of age, half price.
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