Billboard (October 1910)


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X In e Billboard OCTOBER 8, 1910. TOWNNAMUSEM luuuuttiunmnanMi BROOKLYN, N. Y. 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. GEO. H. HAKES. KANSAS CITY, MO. Annual P. O. P. Celebration Plans Completed. 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 getters. WM. W. SHELLEY. BOSTON, MASS. 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 Duffleld. 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- dation. 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- pheles. 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. L. O. GROSSMAX. 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 back. 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 sign. WILL J. FARLEY. CINCINNATI, O. Cincinnati Public Experiences Longing For Indoor Amusements. ST. LOUIS, MO. 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- bezzlement 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- cessfully. 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 Ffllh, 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 17 ENT iinuuniiitmiiuttiMintJt 8AN FRANCISCO, CAL. 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- formance. 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 tier. 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 tail. 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- pany. 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 •Inger. 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 ledger. 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. CLEVELAND, O. 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. DON HOLBROOK. NEW ORLEANS, LA. 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 Toulouse. 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. WILLIAM A. KOEPKE. TOLEDO» O. 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 house. 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. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 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 world. 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. __ _____ RODERIC STE. FLEURE. TORONTO, ONT. 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. .________ JOSEPH GIMSON.

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