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And Tucumcari Times.
Volume 5. No. 10
TUCUriCARl, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1007.
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GUEST OF THE KNIGHTS
Actor, Teacher and Dramatic
Coach An Interesting In
terview with Lawrence
As announced in, last weeks
News, the Knights of Pythias have
engaged Lawrence McCarty, of
El Paso, Texas, one ol the best
informed Knights of the country,
using for my text the ritulistic
work, and play ot Damon and
Pythias, as the missionary arm to
the order, for sixteen years. Dur
ing that time, I have placed on
the stage the play of Damon and
Pythias five hundred and fifty-five
times, with five hundred and fifty
five subordinate lodges in the dra
matic persona, in the same num
ber of cities in the United States.
Yes, I am an actor of the old
school; my training was under the
Chaprnans of the old Melo-Dra-matic
School of Acting. The
stage discovered that I had a fa-
I have discovered and placed on
the stage more people who have
become great than any actor living
or dead, among the top liners be
ing Miss Annie Pickley, who
reached the very acme in dramatic
art and in comedy, and died in
England worth a hundred thousand
Yes, I am devoting myself, my
life to the Order of Knights of
Pythias, building up subordinate
lodges, supporting grand domains
and promoting the work in the
Order of Knights of Pythias which
is entirely dramatic in its charac-
SPECIAL TERM OF
The District Court (or Qwy canty WK! '
Hold a Special Term, Untli Dec.
m. Civil DKket Will fc
A special term, being the ad-
journed October terra, of the
District Court of this District for -the
County of Quay will b hcM
here beginning December i6th, At
Corner Main and Second Streets, Tucumcari, where six years ago was only Huffalo tfrass, cattle and cowboys. Now the center of business in a modern city of 4,000
inhabitants. There is today greater business opportunities in Tucumcari than any other city of the Great Southwest.
to instruct a team for this lodge
during the month of December.
He has arrived in Tucumcari
and "will begin this work of in
struction at once.
Mr. McCarty. is & very interesting
and entertaining talker, a man of
wide information and rich in ex
periences of the stage, and with
that broad knowledge of men and
affairs that only comes to one
through extensive travel. The
News man had an interesting in
terview with him Wed. morning in
which he told of his work with the
Knights of Pythias, and which is
given in part as follows:
"Yes, I have been in this busi
ness, confining myself to this work
of oratory and decline within the
walls of the Knights of Pythiasi
culty for and setting to and taking
from, and teaching, when I was a
very young man in the profession,
and made a stage manager of me.
From that time until 1 went into
the work of the Knights of Pyth
ias 1 have conducted the plays of
all the great people of the United
States, commencing with Edwin
Booth, supporting all those great
geniuses of men and women from
the 7o's up to the new departure
in the dramatic when the trust
came in, in 91. Since that time I
have devoted myself and tallent to
the Order of the Knights of Py
thias. I have created since 93
over three hundred dramatic sen
ates in nine of the middle and
western states and territories, in
cluding Texas, New Mexico and
Arizona, my last.
ter. The Order of Knights of Py
thias is known as a dramatic order.
My last work prior to coming
to Tucumcari was at Alamogordo,
where I put on the play of Damon
and Pythias, also a dramatic
I am a teacher of the dramatic
art, oratory, and the science of
conversation, which is not taught
in our institutions of education.
Yes, I am engaged by Tucum
cari Lodge No. 29, and shall be
here until the 18th or 19th of De
cember, for work with the mem
bers of this lodge in oratory and
expression. I am very proud of
my class in Tucumcari; they have
furnished me the very best ma
terial in the city, including mem
bers of the bar, doctors, clerical
men in different departments,
bankers and newspaper men com
posing the make up of my class
which time the civil docket will be
taken up. No jury trials will be
had at that time, but there is a
great amount of civil business on
the docket which can be disposed
of by hearing before the Judge.
Judge Mann announced at the ad
journment of the October term that
he would return here and take tip
as far as possible these civil cases'
during this month.
Since the organization of Quay
Countv both the civil and criminal'
dockets have been burdened "With"
a large number of cases, and at
the last term of court the civil
docket was not reached at all. It
is hoped at this special term togt
the docket pretty well cleaned up
of all but jury cases.