Advertisement from Sylacauga,AL 1909
The Red Men of this city have made arrangements with the great metropolitan shows and will hold a carnival, either on the streets or some vacant lot as best suits the business people and officials of the city. The carnival company will arrive next Sunday and the shows will be open to the public Monday night. From the time the beautiful electric illumination is turned on until “Saturday night there will be one continual round of pleasure and good fellowship. The company carries the Royal Italian Band who appears in concerts every evening and night.
For a chief free attraction they offer Velare, in the most sensational, thrilling and death defying act ever attempted. This young athlete astride a bicycle comes down an 80 foot incline at the speed of an express train; reaching a precipice 40 feet from the ground he throws himself from the wheel and sails through space landing in a tank 60 feet away, which contains bur four feet of water.
The show carries 10 pay attractions and they are so varied in their making that everybody will be able to pick out some that will please their particular fancy.
There can be seen, the old plantation with 14 happy darkies, singing, dancing, comedians and cake walkers.
The Wild West Show with bronco busters, ropers and marksmen.
Electric theater with the latest talking moving pictures and illustrated songs.
The merry-go-round delight of both and young. (sic)
Rushia, the snake girl, and the biggest collection of reptiles that have ever been seen together with a carnival show.
Determination, by the triumph of mind over matter.
Victoria Futtert, jolliest gil in the world. Otto, the littlest, tiniest piece of horse flesh, 21 inches high. The childrens especial delight.
The members of the Red Men have an especially good contract with the carnival and it is expected from the amount of labor they are putting into the matter and the extensive advertising they are doing within the radius of 15 miles of town that the crowds will be the biggest ever attracted by any show in this section and their profits will aid very materialy in the building of the Fraternal Hall.
As is the custom throughout the country the Red Mens’ Carnival will have a Queen, of themany fair ladies in the town but one may have the honor. The whole thing being left to a vote of the people. The voting place will be established and the girls, other friends and admirers will have a chance to play the political game not only for the honor and the crown but one of the handsomest diamond rings that could be bought here. There will be no limit to the number of contestants and every young lady in the vicinity is invited to participate.