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-o. J THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW. Alderman Sir Henry Isaacs, Lord Mayor elect, has-, it seems, fully made up his mind to exhibit, < on November 9, to the citizens of London; groups of animals, live and not stuSed, I embleroatical of the colonial possessions of the Empire." To is travelling menagerie will form, it is understood, an important part of the CIvic, procesion. Sir Henay Isaacs has, it is stated, no intention of drawing upon home circuses for his supply of beasts, for lie proposes to go to Mr Baruum or, rather the friends of Mr Barnum have come to him. Soma necessary negotiations have been conducted by intermediaries, for tha great American showman, whose company arrives in this country per special steamer about the end of this month, wished, if he were sure of its acceptance, to pay a compliment to the British people through the Lord Mayor. At any rate, that is the way he puts it, although it is not denied that his proposal would mean a magnificent advertisement. Mr Barnum, ac- customed to colossal undertakings, would no doubt have been prepared to run the whole show at his own charge. He would have turned into the streets of the City hit troupes of trained ponies, zebras, camels, and oiapbants his imposing cavalcades, hia bands, his fifty carved and gilded chariots, painted to iilus- trate mythological subjects, his perambulatory tableaux vivctnts, and all the rest of his world- famed attractions. And his experienced managers would, on their part, have unhesitatingly agreed to march the regulation route in a stipulated limit of time, for, as Mr Starr says, In New York, Mr Barnum has a Lord Mayor's show everyjday." It remains to be seen whether he will be content to play a secondary part in tha November pageant, for it is pretty certain that the Hon. Lewis Wing- field, to whom the arrangements have been com- mitted by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, will not require mythological chariots and theatrical pro- perties of that kind, whose very goz-geouiness might eclipse the glcnes of the chief magistrates coach But if the American Showman is willing, he may be asked to lend animals and attendants suggestive of the various colonies and dependencies ol this Empire. Elephants have already represented India in the city on Lord Mayor's Day; possibly Mr Barnum may oblige also with a few lions and tigers, cheetahs and other beasts of prey. A bear ot a seal would stand for Canada monkeys would do for anywhere; and a plucked ostrich might represent the Cap?. Australia might be typified either by a wild rabbit or a tame kangaroo, unless the committee preferred a lauglnug jackass. Apart altogether from the zoological features, the Lord Mayor's Show of 1889, commemorative, as it will be, of the 700th anniversary of the corporation, will be a remarkable display, exceeding in com- pleteness and unity of effect anything which haa been attempted of late years.

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