Title: Buffalo Bill's Boys

Periodical: New York Herald (Paris ed.)

Date: March 6, 1890

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BUFFALO BILL'S BOYS.

TWO MORE WILD HORSES SUBDUED AND RIDDEN AT ROME AMIDST TREMENDOUS APPLAUSE.

ROME, March 5.—Buffalo Bill's cowboys conquered a second pair of wild horses furnished by the Duke Sermoneta to-day. The Romans were in a frenzy of excitement over the event, and the betting was very heavy.

Enormous crowds went to the Prati di Castello, and outside speculators erected big stands on the surrounding hills. It is even said that the battle was watched with opera glasses from the Vatican. Prince Jérôme Bonaparte and the whole Roman aristocracy was present.

A TUG OF WAR.

The two powerful black stallions were driven into the arena by the Dukes cowboys from the Pontine Marshes, then the American cowboys appeared, and a terrific struggle followed. Buffalo Bill lassoed one horse, and the furious animal broke the rope. Lasso after lasso was snapped like thread. Meanwhile the Romans were shouting with exctement. Finally "Buck" Taylor made a cunning throw and caught the two front feet of one horse with his noose, and the maddened beast fell helpless amid a thunder of applause. He was then saddled, bridled and ridden. The other horse was similarly mastered.

ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE.

The Duke of Sermoneta has taken up Colonel Cody's challenge, and will supply some Italian cowboys to ride the bucking bronchos on Friday. All the American cowboys are betting against the Italians, and "Buck" Taylor offers $500 on "Jubilee," which he backs against any Italian who may try to ride him.

Title: Buffalo Bill's Boys

Periodical: New York Herald (Paris ed.)

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, MS6.3777.040.03 (Rome)

Date: March 6, 1890

Keywords: Aristocracy (Social class) Caetani family Caetani, Onorato Cowboys Horses--Training Nobility--Italy Pontine Marshes (Italy) Prati di Castello (Rome, Italy) Romans Wagers Wild horses

People: Bonaparte, Napolôon-Joseph-Charles-Paul, prince, 1822-1891 Taylor, William Levi, 1857-1924

Places: Rome (Italy) Vatican City

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