Pasatiempo - - Onstage This Week -

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.

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