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Billboard (October 1910)


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X In e Billboard
OCTOBER 8, 1910.
Fulton Theatre Will Open Oct. 10,
With Morris Bookings.
The Faltón Theatre, which is booked by Wil-
liam Morris, has announced the reopening of
the season, which will occur on October 10. The
management announces that Harry Lander,
Laura Jean Libby, George Lashwood, Amelia
Bingham, Eva York. Lacy Weston and many
other high-class vaudeville stars, will be seen
here during the season. Harry A. Collignon
will manage the Fulton Theatre, and Stephen J.
Mooneyt 'Brooklyn's wide-awake publicity promo-
ter, will handle the publicity department.
Lew N. Woods, editor of Box-Office Talk, and
treasurer of Teller’s Broadway, is now prepar-
ing his next issue of Box-Office Talk, and it
promises to be a hammer.
The many friends of James Dolan, who has
been assistant treasurer of the Majestic Thea-
tre for the past few seasons, will be glad to
know that he has been appointed treasurer of
the Majestic this season. Mr. Dolan Is one of
the popular theatrical treasurers in Brooklyn.
E. F. Girard, formerly manager of Percy G.
Williams* Gotham * Theatre, also manager of
several of the large Coney Island attractions,
recently purchased an interest in the Crescent
Comedy Theatre here. This theatre plays vau-
deville and pictures.
The Whitney Opera Company, In The Choco-
late Soldier, was the attraction at the Majestic
Theatre, week of Sept. 26, where It played to
unusually large business. The management
started the Sunday night concerts with eight big
vaudeville acts and pictures.
The Third Degree was the attraction at Tel-
ler’s Broadway, week of Sept. 26.
Raymond Hitchcock, in The Man Who Owns
Broadway, was the attraction at the Montauk,
week of Sept. 26. Slafer and his incomparable
band, drew well here Sunday night.
Checkers was the attraction at the Court
Theatre and The Wolf was the attraction at the
Amphlon. week of Sept. 26.
The New Century Givis put up a good show
and pleased crowded houses at the Empire last
week, as did The Tiger Lilies, with Daisy Har-
•court as an extra attraction at the Casino.
The attraction at the Star, week of Sept. 26,
was Queens of the Jardín de Paris, with Harry
JKoler, Ida Crispí, Joe Phillips, Eva Van Austin,
Mile. Roa tint and the Orpheus Comedy Foiir.
Ida Crispí was the hit of the bill.
The Rialto Rounders was the attraction at
the Gayety Theatre last week.
The Forbes Stock Company presented Strong-
heart at the Gotham last week.
The Virginian was the attraction at the Grand
Opera House last week.
Corae Payton’s Stock companies presented Two
» Vagrants at the Lee Avenue Theatre,
and The Fatal Wedding at the Bijou.
The Christian was the attraction at Phillips’
Lyceum last week.
The bill at Percy G. Williams* Orpheum Thea-
— was: Countess De Swirsky. Rooney and
Bedlni and Arthur, Edwards, Van and
, Irene Dillon, Coleman’s Cats and Dogs,
bill at Percy G. William’s Greenpoint
was: Carrie De Mar, Charles Leonard,
and Company, Hayes and Johnson. Stan-
Norton. Three Leightons, Frank Wilson,
and Watson’s Farmyard.
The Crescent Stock Company, which Is gain-
ing the reputation of being the best stock com-
pany in this country, presented A Lady of
■Quality at the Crescent last week to the usual
packed houses.
Annual P. O. P. Celebration Plans
The week of October 3. marks the twenty-
foorth annual visitation of the priests of Dal-
tas within the gates of Kansas City. Annually
every first week In October, come the “fall fes-
tivities, known as “P. O. P. Week.”
Kansas City is at this writing fast assuming
her gala dress this occasion and when the fes-
tival week opens will be a much decorated city.
The Willis-Wood Theatre, the week of Sept.
-5. offered Kansas .City another dish of that gay
musical combination of girls and comedy, The
Girl From Rector’s. This Is the piece that
made a record-breaking engagement at the Wil-
lis-Wood when it was here last season for a
four night and matinee visit, and the week’s
«fay proved just as successful this year. Miss
Florence Howard, a well-known comedienne, was
seen as the girl an*! her cleverness added much
to the pleasure of the piece.
The Traveling Salesman Is the current at-
traction at the Willis-Wood. This clever Forbes
•comedy pleased Kansas City very much when
seen here last season and the theatre beautiful
will, no doubt, again do a turn-away business
all week.
The theatres are all announcing an extra
matinee for Tuesday. Oct. 4. The Shubert The-
atre presented, the week of Sept. 25. The Fourth
Estate. It proved a well rendered Interesting
play to the large audiences that attended. Mr.
Chas. Waldron as Wheeler Brand, Miss Selene
Johnson as Judith Bartolmy, George Thompson
as Nolan, and Harriet Ross as Mrs. Nolan, were
In the cast.
That Kansas City is a good two weeks' thea-
tre town for the right kind of a show was amp-
ly demonstrated by the two weeks* engagement
at the Shubert#of The Midnight Sons, the weeks
•of Sept. 11 and 18, when standing room only was
the rule at nearly every performance during the
two weeks.
The week of October 2, The Dollar Mark is
at the Shubert.
It is interesting to note that The Flirting
Princess, with Harry Bulger. at the Grand
Opera House, the week of Oct. 2. was the at-
traction that opened the Grand for the season
■of 1910-11. August 20. and was deemed of so
ranch drawing power that it has returned for
the second week.
The Orpheum Theatre, with its splendid week-
ly vaudeville bills, has been doing capacity since
the opening, much to the satisfaction of Man-
ager Lehman.
The Gillis Theatre is this season giving a line
of entire new shows and productions.
The burlesque houses are known as the money
Attractions at the Boston Theatres.
The Fortune Hunter a Success.
The most amusing of farces and greatest of
Francis Wilson’s successes. When Knights Were
Bold, was given by the John Craig Stock Com-
pany at the Castle Square Theatre, with Donald
Meek and George Hassell, respectfully as Sir
Guy and Sir Bryan; Mary Young will also be in
the cast with Walker Walker, Mable Colcord
and Florence Shirley as well as the balance of
the company.
The Mechanic Exposition will be held at the
Mechanics Hall from Oct. 3 to 29 and for the
first twb weeks the famous U. S- Marine Band
will play and the balance of the last two weeks
the Canadian Cadet Band. During the evenings
Edna Frances Simmons’ Ladies Orchestra will
give concerts.
At the Park Theatre, Charles Frohman will
present for the first time In this city, William
Gillette’s new comedy, Electricity with Marie
Doro In the leading role, a character specially
written for her. The star will be surrounded by
an excellent company including John L. Shine,
Edwin Nicander, Shelley Hull, Harry Barfoot,
Francis D. McGinn, Henry Hall, Allan Faw-
cett; Mrs. Thos. Whiffen, Ann Murdock, Myrtle
Tannebill and Liane de Bellefraie.
Crowded houses at the Boston Opera House
proves that the old reliable Bohemian Girl In-
troduced by the Abom Opera Company, has
still many excellent features. The cast includes
James L. Stevens, Paul Victor, Maurice Lavigne,
Charles Gallagher, Bettina Freeman and Blanche
The same phenomenal business continues at
the Scenic Temple as the offerings are of un-
usual standard and variety. Lenna Howe’s
Ladies* Orchestra will continue to be a drawing
card at the Temple.
The champion pugilist of the world. Jack
Johnson, will be the attraction at the Columbia
and this will be his final appearance In this
city; in addition. The Rollickers burlesque.
The Flirting Widow presented by the Star
and Garter Show will be the attraction at the
Casino. Among the fun-makers will be Abe
Reynolds. Dow and Dow, Jack Sonway. George
Betts, Alta Phillips. Neva Don Carlos, Vera
Shelby, Nonie Reynolds. Felix Adler will be
an added attraction.
Sam Langford, the colored boxer who has en-
deavored to challenge Jack Johnson and with
Johnson at the Columbia and Langford at the
Howard In his sketch. I’ve Got His Measure.
It looks like there may be something doing in
Beantown before long although the police are on
the lookout to separate the combatants should
an occasslon arise.
At the Bowdoln Square, Floyd and Bussell
and Fox and Blondln are the features. The
Three Delmars are acrobatic specialists, and
the silver voiced Annie Germaine is meeting
with success.
The Smart Set, a celebrated organization of
colored comedians, headed by Sam Dudley, pre-
sented a three-act musical comedy. His Honor,
the barber, at the Grand Opera House, Sept. 26.
Mr. Dudley is supported by Aida Overton Walk-
er. the former star of Williams and Walker.
Last week at Keith’s Theatre, the bill was
particularly Interesting on account of the return
to vaudeville of the two favorites, McIntyre
and Heath. They have what is probably the
greatest act ever presented by that famous
team. Another imposing feature of the bill Is
the dainty comedienne. Clara Belle Jerome, in
Joyland, and that quaint Scotch imitator. Jock
McKay: Ballerinl’s Dogs, Sherman’s Enchant-
ment, Myers and Rose and pictures make up
the bill.
Fred Irwin’s Majesties will be the attraction
at the Gaiety. The company Includes Gus Fay,
Joe Hollender, Florence Bennett and in the olio
will be Hathaway and Selgel. Frank Farron, the
boy Caruso, Evelyn Walker Fay and others.
An all-star feature show comes to Austin &
Stone’s, with Princess Sotlrios, I*. Jamelo in
classic posing In bronze, Samuel Ltngerman and
many others.
Annie Laurie, a new romantic drama by M.
Douglass Flattery, which was produced last
season at the American Music Hall for the first
time, will begin Its tour October 6 at Danbury.
Conn. Lillian Bacon, an Australian leading
woman, will have the title role.
McIntyre and Heath, playing at Keith’s last
week, have been in the show business forty years
and have been partners for over thirty-five years.
The Musical Janitors head the bill at the Hub
Theatre and the balance of the programme In-
clude Duffy and Edwards. The Bosleys, Sandra
and Karl, and motion pictures.
The Thief, the gripping drama by Henri Bern-
stein, will be at the Grand Opera House, week
of Oct. 3.
The first week here of The Fortune Hunter,
with John Barrymore In the title role and an ex-
cellent supporting company, has demonstrated
that this buoyant comedy shonld duplicate here
the long runs it has enjoyed In New York and
Chicago. The part of Nat Duncan Is the beat
leading man with Mrs. FIske and prominent
when she produced Tess. As the wlfe-fearlng
Jack Barrymore ever has had and he plays It
with a seriousness that places him well up In
the ranks of the young comedians. The old
druggist Is admirably played by Forrest Robin-
son. who, by the way. was at one time the
sheriff, John C- Brownell scored a hit and Mary
Ryan as the druggist’s daughter. Edna Brnna
and Kathryn Marshall were worthy of commen-
Girlies, sixty girls from the Amsterdam Thea-
tre. New York, will invade the Boston Theatre
October 3, and with them will come Joseph Caw-
thorue, Maud Raymond and the balance of the
original cast.
One of the unusual features of the coming
season at the Boston Opera House will be the
production of Gounod's opera, Faust, with an
all-Russian cast. Associated with Lydia Lip-
kowska, who will make her first appearance in
Boston as Marguerite, will be Herman Jadlow-
ker, in the part of Faust; Jauka C2apli11.ska, the
famous contralto, who is to be heard for the
first time in America during the coming season
in the role of Siebel: George Baklanoff, who
scored a triumph in Covent Garden as Valentine,
and Leon Sibiriakoff. whom Director Russell con-
siders one of his greatest finds as Mephisto-
Miss Gertrude Mann is introducing something
entirely new in the illustrated song field, at
the houses controlled by the Automatic Vaude-
ville Company, that of singing Illustrated songs
with a series of hand-painted slides, thereby
doing away with the posing of live subjects and
nature’s background.
Love Among the Lions is a bright and enter-
taining play aud Mr. Matthews is making many
new friends with his wit and style and he is
ably assisted by his wife. May Blaney as the
French ring lady. The other members of the
company are Jane Oaker. Clarence Handyslde.
Ernest Cossart and Ivan Simpson and from the
size of the audience the first week It is needless
to say that the play will hold the boards of the
Hollis Street Theatre for some time.
Last week was the last week of Fritzl Scbeff.
In the revival of The Mikado. If this piece is
a criterion of the different revivals that are to
visit this city, they are assured of a hearty wel-
come, as the Mikado did a wonderful business.
The company consists of Digby Bell, Frank
Rushworth, William Danforth, Arthur Cunning-
ham. Hattie Fox. Marie Rose and Kate Condon.
Gertrude Elliott, a sister of Maxine Elliott,
will open at the Shubert Theatre, Oct. 3, in The
Dawn of a 'To-Morrow. This Is Miss Elliott’s
first appearance in this city as a star and it
will mark also the first performance of Mrs.
Burnett’s play, here.
The Lily, with Nance O'Xeil, comes to the
Hollis Street Theatre. Oct. 10-
George Broadhurst’s farce. What Happened to
Jones, in musical guise as The Girl and the
Drummer, comes to the Majestic Theatre. for a
short stay. Oct. 3.
The Whitney Opera Company, in The Choco-
late Soldier, will come to the Majestic Theatre
Oct. IT.
Thomas A. Wise. In A Gentleman From Mis-
Douglass Fairbanks. In The Cub. begins his
second week at the Globe. The public of Boston
have accepted him as a star .and have been
amused by his version of the dare-devil reporter
of the Louisville Courier.
Paul R. Benjamin of Fritzi Scheff Company,
was a visitor at this office and predicts a big
season for the prima donna. He also stated
that green (backs) are restful to the eyes.
Fred Mardo. the former agent for Wm. Morris,
Inc.. vaudeville booking agency here, has sev-
ered his connection with that concern and bas
opened an office for himself In the Colonial
Building. The Morris interests have closed
their headquarters here.
A new dramatic «paper hns made its appear-
ance in Boston and is called the Popular. It
cannot be purchased at the different news-stands
and it is presumed to be the house organ of
some booking agency.
The New National Theatre on Tremont street
Is being completed and the name of the new
owner has been held sacred by several attend-
ants of the Keith houses, but if is an understood
fact that A- Paul Keith, son and general man-
ager of B. F. Keith is to be the hew proprietor
and manager. It will be run as a strictly first-
class vaudeville and motion picture house at
popular prices.
The New Liberty Theatre will open as a pic-
ture honse under the management of the Auto-
matic Vaudeville Company of New York, who
also control in this city the Palace, Comlque
and Premiere.
Mr. Williams wan last week renewing
friends lu this city. He was here In the In»
terest of Dockstader* Minstrels, of which or-
ganization he fs businens manager. His vast
acquaintance here dates back to World’s Fair
season with llageubecks.
William II. McLaran, who Is heavily inter-
ested iu moving picture theatre shows In this
city, died on Sept. 21, of kidney trouble, of
which he suffered for three mouths.
Burton Holmes begins his annual season of five
lectures at the Odeon Theatre on Oct. 13, the
first being Munich aud Bavaria.
Lemp’s Park Is In Its last week of their annual
Fall Carnival. This year bas proven more suc-
cessful than all the others. The Davenports,
with their Dare Devil High Wire Walking, have
been the hit of the last two weeks, and will
again be engaged next season. Mr. Davenport,
on a wager of $50, carried the son of a promi-
nent St. Louis merchant over the wire on his
A testimonial benefit was tendered to Mr.
F. C. Meiubardt aud F. B. Stewart at the Ham-
ilton Alrdome on Sept. 26, and was an Immense
success from every standpoint. Mr, Jimmy
Wall and his minstrels, together with added
talent, gave the performance. The Hamilton
was the most successful Alrdome In the city,
and much money was made by the promoters.
An effort is being made in this city to or-
ganize a dramatic club, the purpose of which
will be to meet and discuss both classic and
modern drama. The first meeting will take
place on Oct. 3.
Mr. Silas Leachman had his eight legged
educated horse. Limit, as a special feature at
the Bijou Theatre last week, and the animal
made a phenomenal hit. He is the most won-
derfully educated animal ever seen here, and
Is worked without any whip or any visible
Cincinnati Public Experiences Longing
For Indoor Amusements.
Annual Fall Festival Attended With
Many Special Features.
St. Lonla ha» (inhered In her two weeks of
the Annual Fall Festivities. Festivities com-
menced Oct. 2. The Veiled Prophets Parade
will take place on the evening of Oct. 4. and
the Industrial Parade on the afternoon of Oct. 6.
The rest of the festivities, aside from the balls
and society events, will consist of Balloon
Races, and Alrshin Flights by the noted avia-
tors of the world, and will continue for a
period of two weeks. The city is In carnival
appearance, and with anything like good weather,
a successful holiday season will result. The
theatres are all to have.the best of attractions
for the week.
Since the last Issue of the Billboard. Mr.
Harry Wallace has been made manager of
Havlln*s Theatre In this city, succeeding Wm.
Garen, who was indicted on a charge of em-
The opening of the German Theatre Stock
Company s season on Sept. 25, was an Important
specially for tl,e Oerman population of
this city. The play for the opening was Com-
tesse Guckerl, and again under the direction
of Mr. Welb, who has piloted this coinnanv
through four successful seasons. Many flora'l
decorations and ceremonies were added to the
first program, and the season started most suc-
Mr. Stanley Warde Hart, who has summered
and made considerable money at Lansdowne
Park, in East St. Louis this summer, left St.
Louis on Oct. 1st for Los Angeles, Cal., where
he will become allied with the interests of
W. T. Horne, of that city.
Mr. D. E. Lacey, of this city, ha» his scenario
on at the Gem Theatre this week, and Is mak-
ing a splendid impression. The title of It Is
Pressed Roses, and a comedy. It Is an Imp
Charles Williams, of this city, opened bis
third season on the Western Vaudeville Circuit
at Jackson. Mich, on Sept. 25. lie Is booked
solid for* forty weeks.
Cincinnati was well favored theatrically, last
week, all the houses offering entertainments of
merits. Business showed an increase over pre-
vious weeks, indicating the return of the pub-
lic’s desire for indoor amusements.
Blanche Ring returned to The Lyric In The
Yankee Girl, a vehicle in which she scored sub-
stantially at the same house last season. This
week, the always-welcome Way Down East Is
the Lyric’s card.
The Fortune Hunter at the Grand last week
was proclaimed one of the best of recent com-
edies. and drew excellent attendance. This
week Th*‘ Grand again bouses, a comedy, The
Girl in Waiting, featuring Laurette Taylor.
Last week The Columbia’s bill was one of
great entertaining value. Eva Tanguay head-
lined until Tuesday evening, when illness com-
pelled her to retire. Foster and Fbater re*
places her.
Opening the Columbia show, Leclalr and Samp-
son, the bogus strong men. did splendidly.
“Radiant Radle Furman.” Ell the Uttle Eng-
lish character comedienne, held down second
position nicely, while the Six Musical Noases,
In No. S, put over a half dozen musical selec-
tions in approved style. HIbbert and Warren,
both working In black-face, started the ball
of comedy rolling with great impetus. Brown,
Harris and Brown, in the following position,
kept up the good work by emerging with high
honors after going through ’’fifteen minutes of
nonsense.” Agnes Scott and Henry Keene, the
former remembered here by her appearance In
The Wall Between, preceded the headline act
in a sentimental little sketch, called Drifting.
Eva Tanguay sang but one verse of Egotistical
Eva at Tuesday evening's performance, and then
retired, after making the announcement that a
bad cold precluded her appearance during the
remainder of the week. Grigolatrs aerial ballet.
with Mile. Floretta, precoded Ibe picture«.
At the Orpheum, the season’s Initial offering
j was The Barnyard Romeo, featuring Mizzle
Hajos. The piece was well liked. Julian
Eltlnge headlines this week.
The Empress, last week, had Leo and Chap-
man. Harry Antrim. O’Rourke and Atkinson.
Kitty Edwards, Vardon, Perry and Wilbur, and
Consul, besides pictures, rounding out a very
good bill.
The Marvin Brothers, Musical Coleman, W.
Woods and Co., Cornwall and Day, MacDonald
Trio, Brooklyn Comedy Four, Tom Linton and
his Jungle Girls, and pictures comprise last
week’s bill at the America.
Cleopatra was offered by the Forepaugh Stock
Company at the Olympic last week. The Lion
and the Mouse Is the current week’s attraction.
A1 W. Martin’s production of Uncle Tom’s
Cabin was the card at Heuck's, followed this
week by Three Weeks with Jeanne Towler.
Beulah Poynter returned to the Walnut last
week, this time In a new play. The Little Qlri
that He Forgot. Buster Brown la another_oldl
favorite to return tbla week.
_ Rose Sydell’s London Belles and The Yankee
Doodle Girls held the boards at the Standard
and Peoide’s, respectively. This week The
Itehman Show and the Ducklings are the box-
office winners.
The Auditorium, Century, and Robinson**
Opera House continue with popular-priced vaude-
ville and pictures.
E. F. Albee and J. J. Murdock were visitors
here last week. Both claimed that an Inspec-
tion of the local Keith’s Columbia was the only
reason for their visit.
W. II. Wilson lias been appointed auditor for
the three theatres of the Andcrson-Zlcgler cir-
cuit, and will have his headquarters here. Wil-
son was formerly connected with Keith'« theatre
at Providence, it. I,
The Walnut Strnet Theatre came into ths
possession of Anderson and Ktegler, through «
deal closed with the Cox-Rhluock Company.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin at Houck's last week waa
without the services of Baby Dorothy, the com-
pany*« "Little Eva." The reason for her ab-
sence was the ruling of the chief probation
officer of the Juvenile court, who issued orders
that the child should not be permitted to act*
An adult took her place.
OCTOBER 8, 1910.
The Billboard
Clarence Kolb Sued For Damages by
Widow of Deceased Librettist.
Our next blB event will be the Two BUI»’
Wild West Show», which open October 5.
Judctng from the large amount of advance
press work, and the splendid Impression the
show made bore on Its last vl*»it, and with Its
new affiliation with Pawnee Bill, there is no
doubt that It will fully equal last season's
business, and that was capacity at every per-
Clarence Kolb, formerly of Kolb and Dill,
la the defendant to a suit instituted in the Su-
perior Court, September 15, by Martha A. Bru-
flie, widow of Judson C. Brusle. Brusle wrote
the libretto of Louesome Town, and delivered
tbe manuscript to Kolb as bis agent, and en-
tered into an agreement whereby he was to
get three per cent, of tbe gross receipts of
Ita production as a royalty. Brusle died June
10, 1008, leaving no estate, save tbe libretto
of Lonesome Town. Mrs. Brusle says no roy-
alties were ever paid after his death, and
that Kolb refused to return the manuscript to
The District Attorney has taken proceedings
against Tex Rickard for operating moving
pictures of tbe Jeffries-Johnson flgbt pictures
In the Valencia Theatre. A warrant for his
arrest was sworn before the police Judge on
a charge of violating Ordinance 761. Rickard
surrendered himself, and was released on $25
Miss Laura Jones, an actress lately from
New York, Is suffering from horrible acid
burns, inflicted by Dr. Walter Hennessy, also
known as “Spike” Hennessy. of base ball fame.
She claims that her refusal to marry Hennessy
was the cause of tbe attack. Miss Jones,
who was formerly a member of the Anna Held
Company, came to this city recently to marry
Dr. Hennessy, to whom she became engaged in
New York a few years ago. Upon her arrival
«he learned that the Doctor was drinking heav-
ily. and refused to marry him.
i Walter Hoff Seeley, manager of William
Morris, Western, mourns the loss of his moth-
er, who died at her home in Newark, 3i. J.,
September IT. from heart failure. She was in
her seventieth year, and came to California
around tbe Horn In *49.
The first Pacific Coast Electrical Exposition
opened at the New Colisenm Saturday, Sep*
tamber 17, and was packed to the doors, also
•every afternoon during the show saw big crowds,
and tbe evenings crowded to tbe comfortable
limit. It is a most Interesting exhibition, fall
of novel and unique attractions. Manager D.
M. Moses Is being congratulated on all sides
foe the wonderful success.
Frances Starr, in Tbe Easiest Way, Is
proving a valuable attraction at the Columbia
Theatre. Miss Starr belongs here, and was
formerly a member of the Alcasar Stock Com-
Margaret Illlngton, at tbe Savoy Theatre,
continued her second week in Until Etern-
ity to splendid business.
Dinkelspiel's Chlrstmas was the big pleasing
number on the Orpheum bill last week. Harry
Linton and Anita Lawrence In their The Pl-
ano Store, was also well received. Lane and
O'Donnell have one of those acrobatic stunts
that always please. Waterberry Brothers and
Tenny. seen here on numerous occasions,-were
also on the blU with the new comers.
At the Chutes Theatre May Calder, the Lily
Girl, was a novelty act. not nnllke The Bal-
loon Girl, she floats over the audience In a
big _ Illy singing In a pleasing voice. Sophie
Tucker ( (return engagement) In as popular as
with her coon shouting. The Eva Four,
a colored comedy quartette, are real entertain-
ers; Maurice Rnrkhardt. character Imperson-
ator; The Shetland*, a singing act, compost'd
of five dainty girls, sing well and dance well;
P. O. McLean and Maria Bryant offered a
«ketch, called 17 to 20 In Black, which com-
manded considerable attention.
Wlppern’s Travesty Star» presented The
Isle of Bungaloo at the American Theatre dur-
ing the past week. Harry Oarrlty, the char-
acter comedian and dancer, has been added to
the company, also Fred Lancaster, a baritone
The first of Henry W. Savage’s attractions
to come to the Savoy Theatre will be The
Prince of Pllsen, which opens In about two
week*, after which John Mason In The Witch*
In* Hour, follows.
James K. Hackett Is rehearsing his company
for a road tour, which will begin In Oak-
land. October 3. Several players have been
sent here from New York to be In bis support-
ing company. The tour Is to be under the
direction of Wm. A. Brady.
The vaudeville feature at the American The-
atre last week was Harney and na.vncs. Miss
Haynes Is by far the best octoroon Imperson-
ator in the bnstness. All their own songs are
used In their act.
Maud Lillian Berrl filed a suit for divorce
September 17 against her husband, Frank
Moulan. Miss Berrl explains her action by
saying: "It is foolish to live together and yet
to live apart.”
All the local Sunday papers devoted a full
page each to Frances Starr In an Interview,
with plenty of Illustrations.
Carl Willner, a noted character comedian
and whistler, made his American debut at the
American Theatre, and proved a pleasant sur-
prise, He scored heavily.
The Bevinl Grand Opera Company, at the
Princess Theatre, continued playing to Im-
proved business nightly, and will close their
six weeks1 season on the right side of the
Archie tevy and II. Leavitt have Joined
partnership, and will conduct a booking agen-
cy In the West bank Building.
Tom Gillen, monologlst. Is heading this way
on the S. Sc C. Circuit. The Bossow Midg-
ets are on the Orpheum Circuit, and Lind, the
raarvelou» European Impersonator. Is coming here
on the S. & C. Circuit. RUBE COHEN.
Montgomery and Stone Funnier Than
Ever. A Good Bill at the Orpheum.
The local critics are asking. What will Mont-
gomery and Stone do next? Not that they are
at tbe end of their rope—though Stone as a cow-
boy, dances In one. They develop new talents
every time they come ’round. Montgomery and
Stone were funny In The Wizard of Os, funnier
in The Bed Mill and funniest of all In In The
Old Town. Crowded bouses at every perform-
ance and with a show that could have played
the Hippodrome to capacity business.
At the Colonial that old-time favorite. Way
Down East, played to large houses throughout
the week.
At the Lyceum, Thomas E. Shea was seen In
repertoire, playing A- Self-Made Man, Tbe Bells
and Dr. Jekyli and Mr, nyde. His Dr. Jekyli
and Mr. Hyde is especially strong, while in A
Self-Made Man and The Bells he bad tbe audi-
ence with him all the time.
At the Cleveland Theatre the Holden Players
gave Jane Eyre for their farewell week. They
go from Cleveland to Cincinnati and the Cleve-
land Theatre reverts to its former policy as a
melodrama house. Their performance the week
of Sept. 26, ranked well with those which pre-
ceded it and those two favorites. Margaret
Neville and John Lane Connor impersonated the
leading characters well.
The Empire Theatre had one of the strongest
shows of the season last week In tbe Big Ban-
ner Show, presenting The Girl From Paris.
While this production does not In the least
need an olio to help it out, yet one of especial
strength was provide«! Including Annette Goldie.
The Potter-Hartwell Trio and Ed. Gallager and
Al. Shean, In a naval travesty, entitled The
Battle of Bay Kura. The comedy work In con-
nection with The Girl From Paris was especially
well executed.
At the Star Theatre. Miss New York, Jr.,
held forth. Owing to the objection of the au-
thorities the pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson fight
were not shown. The show was well received by
local critics and well attended. The olio In-
cluding Will n. Cohan, John H. Black and
Company, Miss Ada Corbett and Frank Sisters,
was well received.
Keith’s Hippodrome had a bill running three
hours and It was necessary to start at 2:00
o’clock sharp in the afternoon and 8:00 P. M. 'in
order to have the show run as It should. Tus-
cano Brothers, Roman battle-axe jugglers, do a
daring act In juggling axes thrown with run
strength. They took two bows at the opening
night. Swor and Mack, blackface comedians,
got away with four bows and an encore. Alfred
Keppeler and Audrey Maple, original stars of
The Love Waltx. presented a refined smgirg act
with artistic stage settings which suited all.
The Hanlons, former stars of Superba and
Fantasma, were seen In new roles- Hitherto
they have worked mostly In pantomlne but in
their sketch. Just For Phun. they proved that
they can act as well as motion. They were a
scream. Tow Nawn and Company. In a comedy
playlet. When Pat Was King gave lots of op-
portunity for appreciation at the droll and ri-
diculous situation introduced. This Is a Ptece
that must have got its idea from ,*he olot ^or
Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Ar-
thur’s Court and it has strong dramatic possi-
bilities. Billy Gaston and Isabel D Armwid
were well received, especially as . Miss D Ar-
mond 1» an old-time fayorlte In Cleveland. Sir.
Julius Steger anil Company presented an es-
pecially realistic ofrerloic In the Playlet, entitled
The Way to the Heart, tbe actlnR or C- W.
Goodrich as a wealthy factory owner
oeclally dramatic. The Flye Melody »J“1*”““
hare « novelty In the musical *?d slPBlnR line
while the pleading bill was closed by Paul Spa-
donl In Inggllng and dancerons play.
The hit of the bill at Keith’* Prospect Thea-
tre was the team of Kelley and Catlin. black-
face and Chinese Impersonators. The balance
of the program Included Marie and Edith
Straub. In a slnclns act depicting fads of girls
of 1863 and 1010: J. Arthur O’Brien and Com-
nanv. In a ridiculously funny farce. His Wife*
Butler; Marjorie Barrett, who sang% and recited
while the Wood wells, sensational aerial Ists.
closed the bill. _ . .
The Grand Theatre had Eugene Wolffhelm s
Living Statues in Bronte, which were much ap-
preciated; Goodhue and Bureess. in a Hammock
Built for Two; Jack Richards, who really dances
a wooden-shoe dance upside down; Countess
Leontine. who had a refined singing act of ex-
ceptional merit which stood out above that of
anv other act on the bill: Louis Mortelle and
Company, presenting the playlet. entltled The
Subterfuge. Sam Morris. German comedian,
was billed to appear but his P\«<^* 'was vacant,
due to the fact that he was called to New York
on Tuesday on account of the serious illness of
his wife. The Bella-Italia Troupe, a musical
act. closed the show.
The show that had them all talking was the
Orpheum. > Here a 10 and 20-cent house tried an
unknown experiment and produced the largest
show ever produced In America for the money.
\ bill of fourteen acts, costing $1,600 was of-
fered In a house seating less than 800 at prices
of 10 and 20 cents.
"Doc** Keene, a producing clown of circus
fame, produced and managed the show, while
W. H. Shannon, formerly proprietor of the Nor-
rl»'Rowe Show, through courtesy to **Doc.*V
mnde the announcements for the evening per-
formance. The features of the show were Blllv
Milligan, the oldest clown In the show business,
and his clown band, pronounced by judges to be
a better band than 1* often seen on the front
wsgon of a circus; Belle Stone. In her world-
famed snlrsl stslr and ball act: King Wood-
ford *a $2,000 statue dog; the Flying Waltons,
doing a dare devil breakaway trapeae act over
the audience without a not; James A. Cochran,
barrel jumper: M. L. Silk, aerial artist.
The bill also included Susie's Band, a trav-
esty that was well received; The Knowlton
Brothers, peerless hand-to-hand balancers; Buck
Bailey and Company, in a typical western act;
Dave Klein, the Juggler that juggles everything,
and Alexander Thomas, featured as the strong-
est man In the world.
Milligan’s Clown Barber Shop, an original
conception of Doc Keene, was given for the
first time outside the white tops. The house
was crowded at all times and four times during
the week the police had to drive away the
crowds who wanted to enter. Too much credit
cannot be accorded to the management of this
house for attempting an experiment of this
kind, but tbeir efforts were rewarded by un-
qualified success. •
The Orpheum Theatre commencing the week of
October 3, will change its policy putting on
stock musical comedy reinforced by vaudeville
and the prices will be raised to fifteen and twen-
ty-five cents. _
The Elks’ Indoor Circus of Canton, O.. will be
held January 23 to 28. This show, last season,
was the talk of the country, both from the
standpoint of the character of the acts engaged
and the financial results attained. W. A. Hob-
erdler, who will have entire charge of the ar-
rangements, promises some sensational surprises
In the program. Doc Keene has been re-engaged
to produce the clown work this year and will
suround himself with a galaxy of clowns from
the leading circuses of the country. The pro-
gram will Include thirty-three other high-class
Belle Stone, the only woman in the world do-
ing the spiral staircase act inside a ball, "who
Is playing at the Orpheum Indoor Circus In Doe
Keene’s Indoor Pageant, lost control of the ball
In the descent during the last show, Sept. 28,
and the fourth landing almost plunged to the
stage, 20 feet below. * An Illustration of her
act is seen In another column of this paper,
and a fall from the spiral means almost certain
death. How she escaped Is a miracle, bat she
managed to make her exit bow and then col-
1S!rhe‘ Cheese Clob held a particularly well
attended meeting on the 2Sth. Featured among
those who took part were members from Mont-
gomery and Stone’» show, the Banner Show
and tbe Indoor Circus. Doc Keene gave a pleas-
ing monologue in pantomime and Billy Milligan,
the oldest clown in the business, told some
really funny stories about circus life.
A Glance at American Music Hall
Bookings Shows Metropolitan Aqtst
Miss Ceddes has been engaged by Manager
Jules Lay oil e, for his French Opera Company
for the coming season. Miss Ceddes comes from
Lulu’s Husbands was the attraction at the
Danphlne last week, Dustin Farnum In Cameo
Kirby follows. Madame X. and The Merry
Widow will be early attractions at tbe Dan-
phlne as announced by Manager Henry Green-
wald. Capacity business has been the rqje ever
since the opening.
Polly of the Circus was the bfg arenlc offering
at the Tulane last week. Capacity business was
tbe rule. Blanche Walsh. In The Other Woman,
will follow The Climax, week of October 9.
St. Elmo was the attraction at the Crescent
last week, with packed houses the rule. Happy
Hooligan, next.
Jesse L. Lasky Musical Stock Company, In
The Love Walts, was the headliner at the Or-
pheum week of Sept. 26. The company Is com-
posed of Ben Mulvey. Miss Madeline Grey and
others. Tbe balance of the bill Included Rich-
ard Nadrage, ventriloquist: The Three Vagrants.
Reed Brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Allison, Pope and
Uno, and the -Klnodrome.
Moving pictures. Illustrated sones and vaude-
ville are the attractions at the - Shnbert.
Mr. Judah B. Levy has again taken charge of
the Victor, the theatre beautiful, where he will
run musical comedy, vaudeville and movinsr pic-
tures. Mr. Levy is proprietor of tbe Victor
Theatre, 1012 Canal street, and has reassumed
the management of same, where he has been
so successful in the trnst.
Personal Mention of Local and Itiner-
ant Showmen and Managers*.
Eugene Carlos, of the Royal, sang with great
success the past week Geo. Stoner’s latest
ballad, 'Little Potatoes are Hard to Peel.
John Sullivan’s hat Is cute; he Is wearing It
on the streets now.
The Keith site is rapidly becoming to look
like a theatre, and from the present outlook
It will not be long until another additional
theatre will be added to Little Broadway of
this city <St. Clair street).
Manager Tom Conley, of the Chester Theatre,
at Bowling Green, 0.» sends word that the
week of September 19 The Powell and Cohan
Musical Comedy Co. played to big houses.
There is considerable talk that William Bet-
tis, late manager of the Arcade, Is going to
place another popular ten cent vaudeville bouse
on the site of the Sunbeam, a moving picture
Frank Pine will continue to handle the pub-
licity for the Valentine Theatre for the com-
ing season. Harry Smith will be the manager.
The Valentine Theatre will have many im-
provements for the coming season, with new
seats and carpets. A candy stand will be
placed In the foyer.
The Jeffries-Johnson fight pictures that were
to have been exhibited here Sunday, Sept.
25, were stopped by the authorities.
Teddle Nicholas, one of the local billers, was
home last week. It looks as If T>eddy will
hug home comforts for the coming year.
Dr. Relg, the theatrical physician, la report-
ed to open an airdome next year.
Harry Winters, of the Empire, Is starting s
white top on the stage of that theatre for
Friday night’s wrestling matches. The room In
the front Is too small for Harry.
Harry Hurtlg. the new manager of the Ar-
cade, is becoming popular with Arcade theatre-
goers. He is on the spot and sees to all tbe
comforts of the patrons.
Charlie Sturgis, late of the Ward & Vokes
Co., was in the city last week, making ar-
rangements for the appearance of the George
Evans Minstrels attraction, which Is booked
at the Valentine.
Frank Morse, one of the old-time agents
that has visited our city In the past, with the
Hoyt attractions, called last week In advance
of Grace Cameron, for the Lyceum.
George Florida, tbe great kid agent, was
here last week with the press matter for The
Girl from Rector’s Co., booking for the Valen-
tine Theatre.
Otto Klieves, the hustling manager and
story planter, was the busy one last week*
placing advance matter for the opening of the
Shubert Auditorium, which occurred Sept. 29.
He has some shows coming that are bound to
test the capacity of the beautiful theatre.
Local Manager Institutes Innovation
That will Delight Visiting Players.
Professional matinees at the Lyric Theatre
are the latest innovation offered by Manager C.
P. Salisbury. Tuesday matinee of each week Is
the designated day when boxes will be reserved
for the stars and leads of the various road com-,
pañíes appearing at other houses during the week
and for the head-line vaudeville acts. Also the
best seats in the house will be at the disposal
of the other members of companies or vau-
deville bills. Invitations will be sent weekly to
all other theatres In the city.
A well-known local girl, Janet Priest, who
has been scoring success in both vaudeville
and musical comedy, will be seen this season la
a new vaudeville act entitled The Broiler by
Victor Smalley.
During the week of Sept. 18th. Frank Reb-
boltz, a local boy. held the head-line position
on the bill at the Princess Theatre In .East Min-
neapolis. The team Is known as Rebholts and
Burt, his partner being also a Minneapolitan,
and did some clever work with a song and dance
act. Including baton twirling.
Joseph Hollicky. a local boy, who formerly
appeared In stock companies here, Hi now with
the Schiller Players in Savannah. Ga.
A new vaudeville act entitled The Englishman
and the Lady, In which two Mill City people*
Miss Ernestine Kreft and Harry Constance,
will appear on the smaller Northwestern clr-
cults, has been rehearsed and staged here for
the past few weeks and has just started en tour.
Miss Kreft has been seen with one of Tbe Girl
Question Companies, Checkers, and Bird Center.
She also played with the Ferris Stock Company
here. Mr. Constance has appeared In local stock
and has considerable road experience. The act
will be of a musical, song and dance nature.
Frances McLeod, a local girl, who formerly
played with various stock aggregations at the
old Lyceum Theatre Is now with Thomas Wise
In The Gentlemen from Mississippi.
One of the most extensive and complete ward-
robes. to say nothing of Its value. Is that pos-
sessed by a Minneapolis actress. Maud Lambert
who is appearing as Carrie Margin in The Mid-
night Sons. It Is stated upon authority that
Miss Lambert Is one of the best dressed women
appearing before the public In the theatrical
Boby and Hazel Robinson, the well-known lo-
cal song and dance team, were among the num-
bers on the bill at the Princess Theatre last
week. __ _____
Girl From Rector’s Pleases Staid and
Moral Torontoites.
Forbes Robertson opened his American tour
at the Royal Alexandra Monday night, Sept. 28.
In his great success. The Passing of the Third
Floor Back. The gifted artist Is an Ideal one.
The much-abused farce. The Girl From Rec-
tor’s, came the first half of the week to^the
Princess and proved a laugh provoker. Mrs»
Flske appeared in Becky Sharp and The Pillars
of Society for the balance of the week.
At Shea’s Joe Hart’s production. The Little
Stranger was the headliner of an excellent bill,
week of September 26.
Manager Peter T. Griffin wears the smile that
won’t come off when he views the big crowds
that fill the Majestic at every performance.
Mr. George Moran Is one of the best-known
and popular men connected with theatrical af-
fairs In Toronto, Can. George started in at an
early age as program boy with Robinson’s Mu-
see, which formerly stood on the site of the
old Shea’s Theatre. Yonge street.
When the old Musee was torn down and
Shea’s Theatre erected, George was attached
to the staff as ¿principal door-keeper. From that
he rose to assistant treasurer. He has been
eleven years with Mr. Shea.
When the magnificent new Shea house was
erected on Victoria street, and opened in Au-
gust, the Yonge street house was turned Into
a popular vaudeville and picture house. Mr.
Moran was appointed by Manager Shea as the
manager of the Yonge street house, as a re-
ward for his faithful services, and George has
made good. This courteous and clever gentle-
man has a host of friends In and oat of the
profession, who were delighted to hear of his
well-deserved success. Tinder his able manage-
ment the Yonge Street Theatre Is drawing ca-
pacity business. .________

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