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E. Elephant, Esq., Showman

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Title:
E. Elephant, Esq., Showman
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McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
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New York
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12 p. : illus. ; 24 cm.

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Elephants -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Circus -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1894 ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1894
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Children's poetry ( lcsh )
non-fiction ( marcgt )
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United States -- New York -- New York
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FROM THE MANAGER.

R. ELEPHANT, through this booklet,

Aims to let his young friends. know

WW

)
Of the manifold attractions








Comprised in his great show.
He thinks that they will find them

Novel, pleasing, and select ;
And he wishes them enjoyment

As the pages they inspect.








The Baldwin Library

University
Bis
KMD vx





ELEPHANTS FIRST,

N Mr. Elephant’s show, ‘first place
Should go, of course, to his own race,
Did it already not belong
To them as being so big and strong ;
So of the clever things they do,
‘You'll find depicted here a few.
Among the big chaps there is one
Who has, you see, a taste for fun,
nd waggish mischief can enjoy
keenly as the merriest boy.
Droll jokes he plays upon the
clown,
Which he must take without a
frown,
For it would never do, you know,
To quarrel with so big a foe.








DOG FEATS.








HEE we geta
pleasing
view
Of what the
Doggie tribe
can do;

1
i)

















Bright and clever
fellows they,
All who see them

have to say. One with ease

the rope can
skip ;
Two in graceful
dances trip ;
Another with
his feet
controls,
A cylinder

ays 4 . which swiftly
K \ \

rolls.



Mounted ona
hobby-horse,
Fido trots around
the course,
While on his fore-

paws Nip can
walk—
The wonder is
that none
can talk.





THE CEBVERS PIG,

[2 sure that you would not expect
_ Apig to show much intellect,
Nort would you, if a steed you'd use,
Be likely one as such to choose.






But pictured on this page you see
How very clever one can be;

though I must confess, indeed,’
e’s not a pig of common breed.







He lets the clown bestride his back,
And canters gayly round the track,
Or, when his rider so commands,
As still as carven statue stands.

When, in their final feat, you spy

The pair so boldly perched on high,

You'll say applause they well deserve
! For their surprising skill and nerve. |





Fiat. a most accomplished Bear,
-Who on a tight-rope takes the air,

And by his manner makes it clear

That he of falling has no fear.



















A JUGGLER from far-off Japan
Is this performer with the fan ;

His neat illusions so
surprise,

He makes spectators
doubt their eyes.

BErOw see something odd and new,-
A well-trained boxing Kangaroo,

Who with experts his skill dares test,

And seldom comes out second best.

Great strength lies in this
creature’s tail,

And his bebolders never fail

To laugh, on seeing him
elevate

Upon that member his whole

weight.






THE TAME TIGER.
apes large and handsome Tiger,
Captured in the Indian jungle,

Has been tamed, and trained so perfe
He never makes a bungle. as












The way he mounts a roll-
ing sphere,

And nimbly keeps his

: balance

_ As swiftly it descends a

slope,

Shows well his brilliant

: talents.




THE MONKEY AND
THE PIG.

HESE two creatures seem
determined
Each on proving that his race,
In point of wit and gumption,
Can claim the higher place.

When with wonder we have wit-
| nessed
: The clever things they do,
! We find it hard to settle
| Which is smarter of the two.






THE TAME TIGER.
apes large and handsome Tiger,
Captured in the Indian jungle,

Has been tamed, and trained so perfe
He never makes a bungle. as












The way he mounts a roll-
ing sphere,

And nimbly keeps his

: balance

_ As swiftly it descends a

slope,

Shows well his brilliant

: talents.




THE MONKEY AND
THE PIG.

HESE two creatures seem
determined
Each on proving that his race,
In point of wit and gumption,
Can claim the higher place.

When with wonder we have wit-
| nessed
: The clever things they do,
! We find it hard to settle
| Which is smarter of the two.










DLL

WLLL

Gel STAR EROUPE-OF
CATS:



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AP HE Pussies’ friends are many,
And all must take delight

In seeing how skilled training \"

Can make them cute and bright. \

—S

SSE:
————— nt

SS



———=
——
SS

es

=

SS

———

Though at catching rats and mice
They were always rated smart,

It’s something new to see them LY
Figure in this line of art.

See one who leaps undaunted
Right through a ring of fire ;

I’m sure her grace and boldness
“Must cause all to admire.







But, oh, the Pussy boxers !
What clever folks they are ;

A pair who play at See-Saw,
Next observation claim ;

No young folks more expertly And what a treat to see them
Could take part in that nice game With such ability spar.

They are up to all the ‘ wrinkles,”
And give and take hard knocks
~ As coolly as the people
Whose trade it is to box.

In faci the best professors
Of the science pugilistic,
i Have pronounced these Pussies’ efforts
7 To be finished and artistic.



Though ready at. short notice
To enter in a match,

I should wrong them much by saying,
They come quickly-to the “scratch.”

T,ast comes a Pussy wheelman,
(Wheelcaz, to be exact,)

Who closes the performance ee
With a neat and pleasing act.











Ee seals you see have learned to smoke,
And seem to think it’s quite a joke ;
Another the cradle rocks with care,
Assuming a most nurse-like air.



But the brightest stars below we see,
Musicians of most high degree :

While one picks sweet notes from the strings,
In Patti’s style (?) the other sings. ~















MORE DOGS.

NOTHER lot of Doggies smart

Here we see display their art:

In many a guise they masquerade
And every part is nicely played.

Of acrobatic talent, they

Make also quite a fine display ;
I'm sure no critic could find fault,
On seeing Jack turn a somersault.





THE KNIFE-THROWER.

IKE swift-darting birds the blades flash through the air,
And though seemingly thrown without effort or ¢are,
Encircle the form of the maid on the screen,
As she stands there before it so cool and serene.





All breathless we gaze at the flight of each blade,

For the slightest misthrow might bring death to the maid,
But so perfect’s the ‘training of hand and of eye,

That all to the right spot unerringly fly.







Within the circus ring.

Of all attempted efforts
Wild beasts to educate,
This certainly with justice

Can claim as first to rate.

THE- MASTERPIECE, OF TRAINING.

ERE the Lion, who is ever
Of animals called the King,
Playful tricks we see performing

Submissive as a spaniel,
His keeper he obeys ;

His native fierce demeanor
Exchanged for docile ways.









BLES

Great courage and great patience,
And ready judgment too,

Are qualities by those needed
Who these creatures would subdue.








THE JOLEY JOKERS:

HERES a pair of merry fellows,

Dressed up in comic style, :
At whose funny tricks and capers
Everybody has to smile.

ike gawky schoolboys

10 have much outgrown their clothes,
Hough it’s long since any schoolboy

Has worn such ‘‘togs” as those.

The pictures show .a Specimen

_ Of the frolics that they play ;
A cook-boy they bamboozle,
And his pastry steal away.

That they’re agile, too, is
proven
By the way they skip
the rope:
In that particular science,
Very few with them
can cope.
















FUNNY -DECEPTIONS.

ASS comical contrivances
Are those which here are shown,
And very mystifying
Until their secret’s known.

There’s a counterfeit horned creature,
Which is but a head
and hide,
Concealing two perfor-
mers
Who operate inside.










To see this funny
object,
Which looks quite lilze
azcallit
Dance jigs to lively
music
Makes solemnest
people laugh.



Two performers play the giantess,
In somewhat similar way,

One by the other supported, :
Though they look. like one, you'd say. i

a







Full Text







FROM THE MANAGER.

R. ELEPHANT, through this booklet,

Aims to let his young friends. know

WW

)
Of the manifold attractions








Comprised in his great show.
He thinks that they will find them

Novel, pleasing, and select ;
And he wishes them enjoyment

As the pages they inspect.








The Baldwin Library

University
Bis
KMD vx


ELEPHANTS FIRST,

N Mr. Elephant’s show, ‘first place
Should go, of course, to his own race,
Did it already not belong
To them as being so big and strong ;
So of the clever things they do,
‘You'll find depicted here a few.
Among the big chaps there is one
Who has, you see, a taste for fun,
nd waggish mischief can enjoy
keenly as the merriest boy.
Droll jokes he plays upon the
clown,
Which he must take without a
frown,
For it would never do, you know,
To quarrel with so big a foe.





DOG FEATS.








HEE we geta
pleasing
view
Of what the
Doggie tribe
can do;

1
i)

















Bright and clever
fellows they,
All who see them

have to say. One with ease

the rope can
skip ;
Two in graceful
dances trip ;
Another with
his feet
controls,
A cylinder

ays 4 . which swiftly
K \ \

rolls.



Mounted ona
hobby-horse,
Fido trots around
the course,
While on his fore-

paws Nip can
walk—
The wonder is
that none
can talk.


THE CEBVERS PIG,

[2 sure that you would not expect
_ Apig to show much intellect,
Nort would you, if a steed you'd use,
Be likely one as such to choose.






But pictured on this page you see
How very clever one can be;

though I must confess, indeed,’
e’s not a pig of common breed.







He lets the clown bestride his back,
And canters gayly round the track,
Or, when his rider so commands,
As still as carven statue stands.

When, in their final feat, you spy

The pair so boldly perched on high,

You'll say applause they well deserve
! For their surprising skill and nerve. |


Fiat. a most accomplished Bear,
-Who on a tight-rope takes the air,

And by his manner makes it clear

That he of falling has no fear.



















A JUGGLER from far-off Japan
Is this performer with the fan ;

His neat illusions so
surprise,

He makes spectators
doubt their eyes.

BErOw see something odd and new,-
A well-trained boxing Kangaroo,

Who with experts his skill dares test,

And seldom comes out second best.

Great strength lies in this
creature’s tail,

And his bebolders never fail

To laugh, on seeing him
elevate

Upon that member his whole

weight.



THE TAME TIGER.
apes large and handsome Tiger,
Captured in the Indian jungle,

Has been tamed, and trained so perfe
He never makes a bungle. as












The way he mounts a roll-
ing sphere,

And nimbly keeps his

: balance

_ As swiftly it descends a

slope,

Shows well his brilliant

: talents.




THE MONKEY AND
THE PIG.

HESE two creatures seem
determined
Each on proving that his race,
In point of wit and gumption,
Can claim the higher place.

When with wonder we have wit-
| nessed
: The clever things they do,
! We find it hard to settle
| Which is smarter of the two.







DLL

WLLL

Gel STAR EROUPE-OF
CATS:



—_

=>
re
ZEA

/, YE
y Yy
~ 4 Up

i rid
= /

t | er

My
\ i

———



AP HE Pussies’ friends are many,
And all must take delight

In seeing how skilled training \"

Can make them cute and bright. \

—S

SSE:
————— nt

SS



———=
——
SS

es

=

SS

———

Though at catching rats and mice
They were always rated smart,

It’s something new to see them LY
Figure in this line of art.

See one who leaps undaunted
Right through a ring of fire ;

I’m sure her grace and boldness
“Must cause all to admire.




But, oh, the Pussy boxers !
What clever folks they are ;

A pair who play at See-Saw,
Next observation claim ;

No young folks more expertly And what a treat to see them
Could take part in that nice game With such ability spar.

They are up to all the ‘ wrinkles,”
And give and take hard knocks
~ As coolly as the people
Whose trade it is to box.

In faci the best professors
Of the science pugilistic,
i Have pronounced these Pussies’ efforts
7 To be finished and artistic.



Though ready at. short notice
To enter in a match,

I should wrong them much by saying,
They come quickly-to the “scratch.”

T,ast comes a Pussy wheelman,
(Wheelcaz, to be exact,)

Who closes the performance ee
With a neat and pleasing act.








Ee seals you see have learned to smoke,
And seem to think it’s quite a joke ;
Another the cradle rocks with care,
Assuming a most nurse-like air.



But the brightest stars below we see,
Musicians of most high degree :

While one picks sweet notes from the strings,
In Patti’s style (?) the other sings. ~












MORE DOGS.

NOTHER lot of Doggies smart

Here we see display their art:

In many a guise they masquerade
And every part is nicely played.

Of acrobatic talent, they

Make also quite a fine display ;
I'm sure no critic could find fault,
On seeing Jack turn a somersault.


THE KNIFE-THROWER.

IKE swift-darting birds the blades flash through the air,
And though seemingly thrown without effort or ¢are,
Encircle the form of the maid on the screen,
As she stands there before it so cool and serene.





All breathless we gaze at the flight of each blade,

For the slightest misthrow might bring death to the maid,
But so perfect’s the ‘training of hand and of eye,

That all to the right spot unerringly fly.




Within the circus ring.

Of all attempted efforts
Wild beasts to educate,
This certainly with justice

Can claim as first to rate.

THE- MASTERPIECE, OF TRAINING.

ERE the Lion, who is ever
Of animals called the King,
Playful tricks we see performing

Submissive as a spaniel,
His keeper he obeys ;

His native fierce demeanor
Exchanged for docile ways.









BLES

Great courage and great patience,
And ready judgment too,

Are qualities by those needed
Who these creatures would subdue.





THE JOLEY JOKERS:

HERES a pair of merry fellows,

Dressed up in comic style, :
At whose funny tricks and capers
Everybody has to smile.

ike gawky schoolboys

10 have much outgrown their clothes,
Hough it’s long since any schoolboy

Has worn such ‘‘togs” as those.

The pictures show .a Specimen

_ Of the frolics that they play ;
A cook-boy they bamboozle,
And his pastry steal away.

That they’re agile, too, is
proven
By the way they skip
the rope:
In that particular science,
Very few with them
can cope.













FUNNY -DECEPTIONS.

ASS comical contrivances
Are those which here are shown,
And very mystifying
Until their secret’s known.

There’s a counterfeit horned creature,
Which is but a head
and hide,
Concealing two perfor-
mers
Who operate inside.










To see this funny
object,
Which looks quite lilze
azcallit
Dance jigs to lively
music
Makes solemnest
people laugh.



Two performers play the giantess,
In somewhat similar way,

One by the other supported, :
Though they look. like one, you'd say. i

a