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0 $he Sueumeari tNews And Tucumcari Times 1 Volume 5. No. 23 A HUSBAND IN THE COVNTR.Y McCarty and His Company of Young Players Entertained the People Thursday Night. PLAYED TO A LAR.GE HOUSE A Success From Every Stand point. McCarty and his company of young players again entertained the people of Tucumcari Thursday night at Warren's hall with "A Husband In the Country." The play was a credit to the young players, and was appreciated by all. Those who took part were, except the McCartys appearing for the first time on the stage. They have for weeks worked hard in their preparation, and nothing but generous praise is heard of their success. The part of Sir Charles Tor rence, at home, and Mr. Fitzfoley in the country, was played by Charles Eskridge. Eskridge was the serious man to perfection when in the presence of his mother-in law, and the gay sport when in the country" (the parlor of a gay, rich widow of the fashionable world, Mrs. Delmane.) His was one of the strong parts of the play and was well enacted. The de ception of his dual life was quite real. Capt. Murphy McGuire was played by Lawrence McCartv and was, of course, well played and appreciated. McCarty is a pro fessional actor and gave profes sional tone to the performance. Mr. Armenadab Sleek a perpet ual member of the borough ot Sol emncholy and a great gun at Exter Hall was well played by C. B. Parchman. Danvers, a serious servent, was performed by Will A. Askew, Askew was indeed the picture of an English servant. Howling cheers met his first appearance on the stage, and to the end of the Chapter he was a favorite with the audience. He had but one word to say, but that was well said. Every one pronounced him a natural born actor. He wore red hair, a sol emncholy look, a blue coat, and some other things, and his appear ance on the stage meant a good laugh all around. Lady Sowb'ury Creamly was played by Miss Bradley, and her acting was a surprise to her friends. She was splendid and the part was quite natural to her. Emma Torrence was graciously played by Mrs. Tom Sherwood. She looked charming as a young girl, and the part required no 4make-up". She was a favorite with the audience. Sally Bell played Mrs. Charles Torrence, the young wife. Her part was one of the leading ones and was creditably executed. She was perfectly at ease in every situ ation, a good wife to the end. TUCUflCARl, NEW MEXICO, Mrs. Elsiu McCarty played the part of the gay widow, Mrs. Del mane, and her acting was enjoyed by all. Mrs. McCarty is a pro- essional actress, and played the jay life equallv as well as the emotional role in which she ap peared some weeks ago before a Tucumcari audience. Graham, a French maid, was played by Miss Dozier. Tom Sherwood played the part of Frank Vincent; both were good. One of the most enjoyable num ber was a song by little Eula Street. The child is a favorite with Tucumcari audiences, with a sweet voice and charming grace. She was at a disadvantage in hav ing a song too high for her voice, and the selection was not particu larly well made. She was recalled. W. H. Brymer rendered a solo by special request, which was as mm awB9 TUCUMCARI PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING. Tucumcari has the best public school system of any town in the southwest. The enrollment has this year reached nearly 600. The prin cipal, C. E. Waer, has the school graded and in excellent working condition. The city has levied a ten mill tax and the county five which makes a special tax of 15 mills in the city. Three additional buildings have been erected this year for the accommodation of the district. A good school is one of the first things the prospective set tler inquires about. We h,ave the best in Tucumcari. usual gladly received and appreci ated. The Kandy Kid by Mrs. F. X. Addleman and little Pauline Mc Carty, was enjoyed by all; and Mrs. Addleman's rendition of "Love Me and the World Is Mine" was magnificent. Miss Lois Holt's rendition of "Society In Dixie" was unques tionably the favorite number of the program. She was recalled. The ladies' orchestra entertained between acts. Tucumcari is very .proud of its new orchestra. The music was splendid and one of the favorite features of the evening. The ladies of the Ruth Rebekah Lodge, No. 4, I. O. O. F. deserve great credit for the splendid enter tainment, and likewise do each and all who took part. McCarty is to be congratulated upon his success with new players. SATURDAY. MARCH 14. 1908. BUSINESS MEN'S LEAGUE Meeting Tuesday Night League Invites Governor Curry to Visit Tucum cari. NEXT MEETING TO BE AN IMPORT ANT ONE. The Business Men's League held an important meeting last Tuesday night, at which there was a good attendance. Mr. Buchanan made a report of his work at Washington and the new land office matter was discussed. M. C. Mechem introduced a resolution to extend to Governor Curry the thanks of the Business Men's League and the people of Tucumcari and Quay county, for . .. . .. 1 ," .-."'" .' f.- j -y , his assistance in securing the lo cation of the land office, and to in vite him to visit Tucumrari and fret acquainted with our people. I he invitation will be extended to Governor Curry and arrangements will be made lo entertain him suitably when he can visit our city. The Articles of Incorporation were ordered printed. A report was received from the various committees. The band committee was ordered to go among the business men and se cure subscriptions for the support of the band. It is proposed to employ a leader and instructor and get the band on its feet, and to give an open air concert each week. The matter of securing an ex hibit for the National Irrigation Congress at Albuquerque was dis cussed and referred. This matter Subscription $1.00 a year WRECK AT THE YARDS TUESDAY. Engine Backed Into The Turn Table, Tying Vp Traffic For About Ten Hours. Last Monday night an engine was left on the round house track, to be later moved over the cinder pit for pulling fire and then stalled in the round house. It is thought that the throttle was maybe left open a little and after a time sufficient steam accumulated to drive the engine into the turn table. This is the second accident of the kind that has occurred here since the new shops have been running and it is to be presumed that the Railway company is get ting a little tired of the expense and tie-ups in traffic. Saturday Market. The Ladies of the Baptist Aid society will hold a Saturday mar ket at Chapman's store in the afternoon. This will be a weekly institution with the different church ladies and should be patronized Mesdames. Reece and Glenn will have charge ot it. Artistic Embroidery. The handsome display of em broidery and drawn work in the Elk Drug Store has created favor able comment among the votaries of this feminine art. The pansy centerpiece in natural colors is especially beautiful. One can al most see the velvet down in the purple heart of this exquisite flower. This display is the handi work of Mrs. Wood and is truly a credit to the lady's skill with a needle. Millinery Opening. Mrs. Dr. Rucker will hold a grand millinery opening on Thursday and Friday of next week in her rooms at Tafoya & Lawson's. This promises to be one of the events of the season, and no doubt will draw large crowds. Music will be rendered throughout the entire period, and elegant refreshments will be served to the ladies. New Millinery Store. Mrs. R. E. Severe, from St. Louis, has just opened a millinery estab lishment in the Hancock building. Her trimmer, Miss Blair, is also from St. Louis. Mrs. Severe will have her opening on next Saturday. Miss Florence Davis came in last night from Oklahoma and is stop ping with Miss Lela Murphy at Mrs. Pandolfo's. is a long time off, but the League will make arrangements to have Quay county well represented. Several letters of inquiry were read and referred to the proper committees.