There were times when a show didn't quite make as much as they hoped for and then had to dispose of said items. Especially anything they had to feed. Here we find the John F. Hummel show up for sale in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1898. We know from other historical references that the Campbell Bros. out of Fairbury, Nebraska bought all of the train, the Elk, the Kangaroo and the sacred cattle. I don't know who bought the rest. This ad was found in the New York Clipper on Dec. 3, 1898 on page 683.