A novelty animal training is featured as one of the, many new attractions in connection with Wirtli Bros.' Circus, which will ;be in Ashburton on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Herr Dobla'dos has trained pigs and .sheep to perform a screamingly funny farce. It is an unique act, . and was the feature turn of the New York Hippodrome Hast season. The specialty is the musical pigs. A number of pigs, besides other things, play different musical instruments. One ("Louisa") going as far as playing tunes on a euphonium. "Louisa" is billed as the only pig euphonium player in the world, and one can well believe it. The act which is claimed to be the funniest on record, is brought to a conclusion by "Buttinski" (a butting ram) running amok —fighting his fellow sheep, and, turning on his trainer, butts him out of the rins. There are many other interesting turns of the order peculiar to circuses, while the management also proclaim the continued and growing, excellence of their well-known menagerie. Further comment is needless.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8788, 7 February 1914
WIRTH'S CIRCUS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8788, 7 February 1914
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