Men who run circuses know better than to tease the animals or to ask the employes intimate questions. To do otherwise would precipitate quarrels in the higgledy-piggledy family that a circus is. Therefore, when the 1,800 employes of the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey show received their pay in Montreal one day last week and entrained soon after for Ogdensburg, N. Y., the circus officials made no comment about the strange mounds that appeared in the bunks, strange piles in animal cages, strange packages stuffed into corners and tied under cars, all...

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