Index:Sawdust & Spangles.djvu

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CONTENTS


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CHAP.
PAGE
I. 1
My First Exciting Experience
4
The Intelligence of Elephants
5
Fights with the Grangers
6
“Doc” Baird and the Bully
9
Teasing Old Romeo
10
The Story of a Stolen Negro
12
Horse Thieves in the Circus
15
II. 18
Beasts at Wholesale
20
The Professional Animal Hunter
21
Striking into the Interior
22
Hunters’ Life in the Jungle
23
Why Baby Elephants are Hard to Capture
26
Across the Desert with Captive Beasts
29
The Adventures of Specimen Hunters
31
III. 35
The Burial and Resurrection of the “Cardiff Giant”
37
The Rival White Elephants
40
How the "Light of Asia" Embarrassed the Lecturer
41
The Wild Cave-Dweller of Kentucky
44
The Two-Headed Girl's Three-Headed Rival
46
Missing Links and Dancing Turkeys
49
The Salaries Paid to Freaks
50
The Love-Making and Merrymaking of the Freaks
51
The Exposure of the “Aztec Children”
54
An Adventure with a Circus Shark
56
IV. 59
The First Attempt to Move a Circus by Rail
61
The Spartan Habits of the Old Timers
63
Seven Heartbreaking Days on the Long Road
64
Performing by Day and Traveling by Night
67
On a Runaway Circus Train
69
Panic Among the Animals
71
A Single Track and a Broken Rail
73
The Bronchos’ Charmed Life
75
Old Romeo to the Rescue
77
An Unexpected Midnight Bath
79
V. 86
A Chance Meeting with a Great Man
96
VI. 104
Novel Advertising Features
105
The “Devil’s Whistle”
106
“Spotters”
108
Rivalry in Exploiting Opposition Shows
112
Costly Rivalry
113
Idle Bill-Posters
116
The Courtesy of Editors
118
Jumbo’s Free Advertising
120
VII. 124
The Fifty Cent Rivals of the Ten Thousand Dollar Hippos
124
A Skillful Appeal to Public Sympathy
126
A Silent Parade from Albany to the State Line
128
The Fluctuating Level of Circus Values
130
What it Costs to Ride with the Band Wagon
132
Requirements and Cost of the Circus Horse
134
A Page from the Invoice Book of the Big Show
136
VIII. 139
Origin of the American Circus
139
The First Elephant Brought to America
141
The First Drove of Camels
144
The Fight of the Ostriches
145
The Belligerent Alligators
149
Parrots and Cockatoos
153
Educated Dogs
154
A Wounded Horse in the Grand March
156
Intelligent Bronchos
158
The King of the Herd
159
An Elephant’s Humor
160
Zulus in London
162
IX. 169
The Perils of a Trainer’s Life
170
Where Steady Nerves are in Demand
172
Captured Animals Preferred to Cage-Born
173
The Education of a Young Jaguar
174
The Leopards at Kindergarten
177
How they Punish Unruly Pupils
179
Punishment of Treacherous Beasts
180
A Single-Handed Fight with Five Lions
182
Teaching the Horse the Two-Step
186
Ring Performers Trained with a Derrick
187
Circus People a Long-Lived Class
189
X. 192
Forcible Argument with a City Marshal
193
Breaking Camp under a Hot Rifle Fire
195
Ambushed and Shot at on the Road
197
The Studies of the Apprentice to the Clown
201
Devotional Services Upset by a Demon
204
The Wild Beasts Loose in the Big Crowd
205
The Midnight Stampede of the Elephants
208
A Polar Bear Hunt on Fifth Avenue
209
An Equine Officer of Artillery
211
XI. 214
Dan Rice’s One-Horse Show
215
Tan-Bark Oratory and Harlequin Pluck
217
An Imitation Patriot Shown Up
219
In which Cupid was Master of the Ring
223
Barnum’s One Unconquerable Superstition
227
Gullible Patrons in Early Days
229
Expedients of Advance Agents
231
Plantation Shows
234
Exhibiting “Yankees” in the South
235
Sleeping in Strange Attitudes
236
A Circus “Crier”
238
Showmen’s Names
239
The Escape of a Leopard
241
Hotel Keepers
243
Early Breakfasts
245
XII. 247
The Quest of the Tree-Tailed Kingio
249
Half-Hours with Bashful Whales
251
A Slippery Deal in Sea-Lions
254
An Eventful Monday Morning at the Aquarium
258
The Ultimate Fate of the Aquarium
260