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Charles McGinnis

                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
McEvoy’s Hibernians are performing at the towns east of this place and will be here after awhile. Their performances elicit many compliments from the press, and consist of Irish comedies, songs, and wit. The principal performers are Charles McGinnis and Miss Arenza Armond.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
Those who attended the performances of McEvoy’s Hibernians at the courthouse last Friday and Saturday evenings say that McGinnis, as a delineator of character, and Miss Arenza, as a vocalist, are “splendid,” and that nothing of the kind has ever transpired in Winfield so amusing and so generally good.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis, who performed here last week with McEvoy’s Hibernians, will return in two or three weeks and perform for the benefit of the Murphy movement.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGinnis will give an entertainment in vocal and instrumental music at the Presbyterian Church next Monday evening. As McEvoy’s Hibernians, they have won an enviable fame, and the house will doubtless be well filled.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
Some of the young people are rehearsing under the tuition of Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis, a drama to be recited before our citizens in due time.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 20, 1878.
CHARLES McGINNIS is instructing the amateurs at Winfield to rehearse the play, “Ten Nights in a Bar Room.” Mr. McGinnis is a competent teacher as well as a real tragedian.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
Next Monday evening, the 25th, at the courthouse will be rendered the drama of “Ten Nights in a Bar-Room.” This drama has been under rehearsal by the young people here under the tuition of Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis, who will, with nine others, be actors in the play. The public will be well entertained.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 27, 1878.
The following was the cast of characters for the drama of “Ten Nights in a Bar Room,” presented in Winfield on last Monday night.
Chas. McGinnis, James Kelly, W. M. Allison, E. E. Bacon, Geo. Walker, Will Stivers, Sam Davis, Mrs. Chas. McGinnis, Miss Minnie Bacon, Miss J. Millington, and Miss Carrie Olds. CHAS. McGINNIS.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 10, 1878. 

CHARLES McGINNIS and wife, with the help of the dramatic talent of Winfield, rendered Rip Van Winkle, last Monday evening, to a full house. Another entertainment will be given soon, of which we shall notify our readers so that those who desire may enjoy it. Mr. McGinnis is one of the best performers that has been welcomed to this country, and we feel interested in seeing him succeed.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis and W. R. Stivers did themselves great credit on Monday evening in their delineation of the characters in the drama of “Led Astray.” There was a full house, and the audience expressed their appreciation by alternate merriment and tears. The performance, considering the lack of facilities for a good representation, was first class.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Dramatic Entertainment. At the courthouse, Monday evening, April 15th.
First act of “Rip Van Winkle,” with Chas. McGinnis as Rip.
Violin duet by the Roberts Brothers.
To conclude with “The Persecuted Dutchman.”
Reserved seats 35 cents; for sale at McCommon & Harter’s.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
THEATER. The performances of Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis and Mr. Stivers at the courthouse last Monday evening were very fine indeed.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
Musical Entertainment. The Winfield Orchestra Band will give an entertainment in the Courthouse on Friday evening, April 26th. The band will be assisted by some of the best vocalists in the city. The performance will close with the laughable Irish sketch, “Rascal Pat.,” under the supervision of Charles McGinnis.
The proceeds of the entertainment will go to provide instruments and music for the orchestra. Admission, 25 cents, Reserved seats 35 cents, for sale at McCommon and Harter’s.
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
The farewell entertainment of the Hibernians takes place at the courthouse on Wednesday evening of this week. Mr. and Mrs. McGinnis have afforded our people a fund of amusement and have made many warm friends in this place.



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