The Milwaukee Journal, 26 August 1899
Buffalo Bill's Rough Riders from All Parts of the World.
With the addition of many new features, international and patriotic in character, and in entire consonance with the nature and purposes of his world-famed exhibition, Col. W. F. Cody will give the residents of this city a chance Monday to see the "Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World."
The main features which have gone to make up the "Wild West" in past seasons have been retained, but in addition there is much that is entirely new. Among the new features are typical horsemen from Hawaii, Filipino warriors, and a detachment from the famous Roosevelt's Rough Riders, who will be seen as they appeared during their memorable Cuban campaign. The fight at San Juan will be presented and enacted by men who were there and fought, showing an accurate and realist reproduction of the Spanish fortifications, the field of action and the march and bivouac preceding the fight, with the heroic Rough Riders and horses from Roosevelt's command, re-enacting the valorous deeds. Johnny Baker and Annie Oakley will be seen again in their remarkable exhibition of marksmanship. The United States artillery detachment will again be seen and give an idea of action in the field with cannon.
The different types of horsemanship are revealed in the congress of Rough Riders, and is made a special feature of the exhibition, serving to bring out the styles of riding of different nations. The American cavalry will give their marvelous feats of horsemanship and engage in spirited rivalry with representatives from the armies of England, Germany and Russia; the Arabs will astound with their dare-devil riding; the Cowboys ride bucking broncos, and the Mexicans amaze by their facile use of the lasso. Col. Cody will be seen in the saddle at every performance and demonstrate his skill with the rifle.
There will be the usual custom followed of having a street cavalcade on the morning of the exhibition through the principal streets.