The Caddo Herald
October 10, 1930
Three-Ring Circus to be in Caddo
The Seils-Sterling* circus and animal show which showed in Wagoner on Oct. 1, was one of the cleanest shows ever to visit our city. The performance is clean and high class throughout and the management is fair and honorable in its dealing s and the employees are careful and courteous to a man.
High spots in the performance are remarkable ability of “Billy Sunday”** a trained elephant whose act alone is worth the price of admission. Working with a small spotted pony and a little white dog, the three dumb brutes perform in a manner that is marvelous. They work easy, no stalling, and seem to delight in pleasing the spectators. “Sparkle” a sorrel high school horse is without question one of the best trained horses in the show ring today. He adds, subtracts, picks out various objects easily and does it without being prompted by his trainer. Troupes of trained ponies and dogs show remarkable training in their acts; funny clowns keep the audience in an uproar. The program is well balanced with high class aerial Roman ring, swinging ladder, contortion, tumbling, and balancing acts.
The Seils-Sterling travels in its own motorized outfit in some forty large trucks. It carries a complete lighting outfit, has a high class side show, well worth the admission price, and conforms its program to its advertising. It is both entertaining and educational, and is well worth attending.
When it comes right down to real old fashioned entertainment, who among us cannot help but remember back in the good old childhood days, the thrill that the circus brought to the smaller communities, and so it is with the Seils-Sterling Show- it carries everything that a circus is supposed to carry and brings it right to your door, so that you and the kiddies can have a good time. Wagoner
*The Lindemann Brothers Circus gave its first performance in 1918. It became the Seils-Sterling Show in 1925. The depression years were hard on the motorized show, which often traveled to as many as ten states. Its final performance was in Iron Mountain, Michigan, July 4, 1938. In 1965 the Lindemann brothers were honored in the Circus Hall of Fame in Sarasota, Florida.
**Billy Sunday died at the Selig zoo in 1939. He was 32 years old.