Under the Tent — Takes on a Whole New Meaning!

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“Warwick in History” – When the circus came to town in the fall of 1926, the people got more excitement than they bargained for. First, Chief Bill Clark of the Warwick police force recognized the ticket seller as a man who was wanted for embezzlement in Tennessee. He notified Pinkerton detectives in the city, who came up here and made the arrest after the crowd was in the tent. Several persons┬áhad claimed they were short-changed by him.

Then a circus laborer got into a argument with his boss. Drawing a knife, the laborer accidentally caused a superficial wound on the arm of a Mrs. Luft of Pine Island.

Finally, Bill Clark found that a robe had been removed from his car, which was parked near the entrance to the circus grounds. He vowed he would ransack the whole outfit, if necessary, to find it; but he stopped suddenly when one of the trunks he hurriedly opened contained snakes for exhibition. With the help of Officer O’Brien, the blanket was recovered, according to THE WARWICK ADVERTISER of 1926.