cated horses, ten in number, were purchased at the same figure. These, however, were unquestionably the best and most valuable ever seen in a circus.
A PAGE FROM THE INVOICE BOOK OF A BIG SHOW
Though it would be comparatively easy to start a circus and menagerie equipped almost entirely with second-hand paraphernalia, the reader will see from the following figures that the cost of starting a new first-class circus and menagerie is another proposition. Here are a few official figures on the cost of a first-class circus and menagerie which have never before been made public. They are taken from my private record, or invoice book:
|20||Cages at $350,||$7,000.00|
|2||Band wagons at $1,500 each,||3,000.00|
|3||Chariots at $3,000 each,||9,000.00|
|The||above for the parade.|
|Animals||to fill these cages will average about:|