Buffalo Bill in Rome.
THE COWBOYS AS HORSE- \ j
.All Rome was excited to-day (March 4) over the trial of Buffalo Bill's cowboys on wild ..horses furnished 1 by the Duke of Sermoneta, For several days the Roman authorities have been superintending:the erection of extra > barriers. to keep < the savage steeds from reaching the-audience.-The animals came from the Duke's famous herd in,the Pontine marshes, and he;declared that.no cowboy on earth could iide one. The cowboys laughed at the boast. Then the Duke dared them to mount jone of six. Every man, woman, and child in Rome expected that two or three men would be killed .in the experiment. Over 2000 .carriages, were driven to the.Patri di Castello, and an audience of 20,000 people braved a: dripping,'rain. ■ Lord Dufferin and many, other diplomatists were present in the special tribunal. - Two of the wild horses were driven into the arena. They had neither saddle nor bridle. Buffalo Bill announced that they would be conquered in five minutes. In a moment the cowboys had lassoed, saddled, bridled, and, mounted. the horses. The animals leaped 'in the air, writhed, bucked, and reared madly in vain. In five minutes they were ridden easily around, while 1 the 'crowd, unmindful of the rain, roared and shrieked with'delight. Buffalo Bill now dares any Roman to ride his bucking bronchos.
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Buffalo Bill in Rome., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890
Buffalo Bill in Rome. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890
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