THE COLOSSAL ELEPHANT
WILL BE AT
THE WORLD'S FAIR EXPOSITION.
every person who has visited New York City during the past eight
years has seen the monster Elephant at Coney Island, N. Y.
Its immense proportions are visible for miles from the beach,
and it has been accepted as a work of art and mechanical genius,
as well as one of great financial success.
Elephants only were ever built, the first at Atlantic City,
N.J., being 44 feet high, the second at Sea Beach Palace, Coney
Island, N. Y., 100 feet high.
success of both has encouraged the building of another to be
exhibited at Chicago, Ills., during the World's Fair Exposition,
upon a more elaborate scale, and for this purpose new plans are
now finished ready to commence work. It is intended to have the
Elephant 125 feet high to the back, and 200 feet to the top of
"Howdah" or observatory, from which a grand view can be had for
additional feature beyond the increase of size over any yet
attempted, and also of great importance and attractiveness, is
the fact, that when this Elephant is finished,
IT WILL RAISE ITS TRUNK
PERPENDICULARLY, ROLL ITS GREAT EYEBALLS, FLAP ITS EARS AND WAG
ITS TAIL as
naturally as a live elephant, at the will of the builder.
Colossal Animal will also have a monstrous Electric Caliope
Organ in his throat, and roar like an elephant, also play tunes.
the interior of the elephant there will be two floors, one will
be used as a main hall for grand promenade and dancing
room, with a gallery around it, and spaces to rent for booths.
The other floor, (the stomach room) will be used as a Restaurant
and Cafe, making the inside of this colossal animal exceedingly
attractive as well as a source of
entrance and exit to these floors, as well as to the immense
"Howdah" on the elephant's back, will be reached by an elevator,
on either side in the fore limbs, and will also be reached by a
stairway in the hind legs. The entire elephant building
will be ventilated by over 100 windows, and illuminated by
electric lights. It will take six months to build, and
cost something over a
QUARTER OF A MILLION
Upon completion, it will be a most substantial, as well as a
remarkable piece of mechanical workmanship.
Colossus of Architecture is the mechanical genius of Mr. J.
Mason Kirby, of Brooklyn, N. Y., the only person
WHO EVER BUILT OR CAN
build, an elephant building.
states that there will be 32,000,000 people visit the Columbian
Exposition, and there is no question of doubt, that at least 25%
of these people will visit the Elephant, which is designed to be
erected just outside of the Exposition Buildings; if, therefore,
8,000,000 pay respects to the Elephant at a cost of 25 cents
each, the returns would be from the source alone $2,000,000.
think we can stop figuring profits at this point, and let the
of this circular
RETURNS of some
of the additional sources of
such as 60 booths that will be for rent under the
elephant, that will bring returns of at least $30,000, also rent
spaces inside the elephant, say $25,000, advertising
spaces upon fifty square feet of canvas upon four sides of the
"Howdah," with constant electric light flashes thrown upon them,
making it one of the most valuable of advertising mediums and
will be worth to the company not less that $300,000; right of
Soda Fountains $10,000, right of Segar Stands, $10,000, and the
selling of Photographs of the Elephant in all its grandeur, at
25 cents each will still build the amount of an additional
$200,000, and many other sources of profit not named, then
figure the likely result to themselves by investing in some of
the Colossal Elephant Co.'s Stock.
Elephant and plant will be insured against fire, and there is no
question of a return of at least 300% dividends upon the
capital stock of the company.
COLOSSAL ELEPHANT CO.,
organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, with a
capital stock of
$ 5 0 0 ,
0 0 0 .
and non-assessable. Stockholders will have no personal
liability whatever. Stock will be divided into 10,000
shares at a par value of $50 each. 3,000 shares
will be made Preferred stock and the balance, (7,000)
will be Common stock.
Preferred stock will be entitled to a preferred dividend of 8%
per annum payable semi-annually.
stock will be entitled to a dividend of 25% per annum,
payable after payment of the dividend upon the preferred stock.
The preferred stock also participates in the further division of
the profits, pro rata with the common stock, after the
provision of 10% per annum has been carried to surplus
fund, and the 25% has been paid the common stock, thus
making the buyers of Preferred stock not only perfectly safe,
but enabling such buyers to enjoy large profits with the holders
of common stock, with comparatively no risk.
The Colossal Elephant
Company offer sale at par,
OF PREFERRED STOCK
upon the following terms :
30% thirty days thereafter.
30% sixty days from
30% ninety days from
at which time a full paid
share or shares will be delivered. The non-payment of the
second installment may operate as a forfeit of the previous
Any purchaser of a block of
100 shares of preferred stock will receive 25 shares of common
stock as BONUS,
for each BLOCK
Subscription books will be
opened August 1st, 1892, and close ON OR
BEFORE September 1st at the office of the
company, 133 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Ills., and at the office
of Geo. H. Benton & Co., 18 Wall Street, New York City.
THE COLOSSAL ELEPHANT CO.,
J. MASON KIRBY.
GEO. H. BENTON,
SEC'Y & TREASURER.
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