BIG BARNES CIRCUS ARRIVES IN TOWN; LARGEST ONE EVER SEEN IN SANTA FE
The big Al G. Barnes circus, with hundreds and hundreds of wild animals of every variety, the greatest menagerie probably in the world, puffed into Santa Fe this morning in the form of three sections of a great circus freight train of over fifty cars. This is the greatest thing of the kind that has ever visited Santa Fe and thousands turned out this afternoon to see the performance on the grounds across from the railway station. The wild animal acts of the Barnes people are unequalled anywhere and the stunts done by huge Bengal tigers, thirty lions, cages full of leopards and pumas and panthers are said to be indescribably thrilling.
The circus, with its hundreds of attaches, attendants and workmen arrived late, owing to the difficulty the engines had hauling the heavy trains up the grade from Lamy. The afternoon performance was a little late in starting, but the evening show will begin promptly at 8 o’clock, with the doors open at 7 ’clock.
One of the big cards carried by the Barnes show of course is “Lotus,” the trained hippopotamus, the only one in the world. There is every other feature carried by any circus, large or small, with a splendid aggregation of horses and trained domestic animals in addition to the “zoo.” PARADE INAFTERNOON MAGNIFICENT SPECTACLE
The parade this afternoon was witnessed by thousands of people and few of the spectators had ever before seen such a wonderful collection of animals. The scores of great cats, the herd of zebras, the drove of elephants and the caravan of camels, the hundreds of spendidly kept and beautiful horses and ponies, the polar bears, the grizzlies and the hyenas. The circus carries four or five bands, two calliopes, and its outfit of wagons and cages is resplendent beyond the ordinary. It took nearly an hour for the parade to pass a given point.