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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(October 3, 1908)

Crawford secures Bijou at Louisville,   p. 8

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October 3, 1o8   )ctobe
BY MANAGER'S RUSE                           BIJOU AT LOUISVILLE
An M. P. Audience Quietly Dismissed While Fire Burns on Next In Conjunction With Princess Amusement Company, St. Louis FIm
Floor-Theatorium Is Undamaged.          Man Elaborates Already Large Chain of Theaters.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 24.
"Something is wrong with the machine
and we can't give our show; we wish
everybody would pass out. All money
will be refunded at the door."
An attendant in a moving picture the-
ater at 130 East Washington street made
this announcement at 8 o'clock last night
and the men, women and children who
crowded the   little  auditorium  moved
quietly to the street. Not until the last
person had departed did it become known
that the building had been in danger
from fire. says the Star.
Shortly before time to throw on the
pictures C. L. Sutherland, the manager,
smelled simoke. Upon investigation h1w
found that the walls of Clark's photo-
graph studio, situated above the theater,
had caught fire from crossed electric
wires. He at once notified his attend-
tints to clear the house wile lite sent
in an alarm to fire headquarters. The
damage is estimated tt $100.
-   In a reenot letter from the preeident
of one of the strongest unions in the
United States, and addressed to this of-
fice, he states that he will begin a cam-
paign against the booking of acts that
are not affiliated with some union and
who advertise in non-union papers.
This action is to be taken up at once
and printed matter to this effect will be
sent to every rink that books attractions
in this country, and as   this union is
strongest with the newspapers,. import-
ance of the move and as to this associa-
tion is now in communication with those
in authority in the Actors' Union, we will
in a ver short time be affiliated with
that organization.
Prof. De Silva   is  certainly working
hard on his new act which will be one of
those thrillers, seldom  seen in a rink,
and undoubtedly will be in great demand
this season.
A letter frot W. F. La Salle, states
that ie is in top notch condition to de-
liver the goods and Would like to hear
from managers for early dates. He is
booked over the A. R. M. A. rink circuit
this winter.
Prof. Jack McLallen writes that he is
enjoyingl is trip over the Gus Sun Vau-
deville Circuit, and has been booked solid
for some time to come, after which he
will accept time over the A. R. M. A.
rink circuit. The three column writeup
that lie sent me while playing in Kala-
mazoo, Mich., speaks for itself, that he is
making a great hit with the patrons of
this circuit in every town that he goes.
Romalo, a   performer who advertises
that ie skates from the balcony of any
rink down an    inclined plane the full
length of the rink standing ott his head
on  a   skate without holding with the
hands, writes me that ie is now open for
time, and would like to be booked over
this circuit of rinks.
Prof. C. Ray Severance, the skatorial
artist who joined the Prof. Skaters' Assn.
last week, is one of the new wonders
that this office will place before the rink
managers this season as an attraction.
He will be booked through this office ex-
The Samuel Winslow    Skate Mlfg. Co.
filled an order for 3,000 pairs of their
latest model skate, to be shipped to Eng-
land, and go in commission by Oct. 15.
Prof. W. E. Genno, who     is  known
throughout the states as a member of the
team of W. E. Genno and Miss Kathleen
Patterson, is now managing a rink of his
own in Peterborough, Canada, which lie
opened to capacity business. His rink is
150 by 75 feet in dimensions and has a
seating capacity for 1,000 spectators. It
is equipped with 60 pairs of the Winslow
fiber wheeol skates. Prof. Genno knows
the rink business from A to Z and intends
to book all the thrillers this season, and
nothing will come too high for him   so
long as they deliver the goods, and no one
is in better position to tell this than
Mr. Genno, who also is in ardent reader
of THE SHOW      WORLD. Prof. Genno
would like to be remembered to all his
friends professionally, who, I am  sure,
wish him all the success that is due one
who has worked so hard as ie has.
A  communication from    Miss Jennie
Houghton included a clipping from one of
her recent exhibitions, and accordimg 'to
the press notice the attraction was the
best that has ever been in that city.
The A. R. Ml. A. circuit of rinks opens
the first week in October, and all rink
mtanagers that want to get the guaran-
teed acts that are booked from the Kan-
sas City office, should send in their sched-
tiles at once, for just as soon as the cir-
cuit opens, it will not be so easy to get
the acts that you prefer, oit any where
near the time that you would want them.
Prof. Al Waltz writes that ie has been
on the busy list for some time past, and
is booked solid till the opening of the
A. R. M. A. rink circuit, which time he
will play until the close of thle season.
Prof. TWaltz also states that Prof. Charley
Franks was the feature attraction at the
Genesee Amusement Co.'s rink in Roches-
ter last wo,-k, where lie showed to packed
Mr. D. R. Keedwell, manager of the
.skating rhnk at Great Bend, Kans., writes
that lis fine rik ias been enjoying very
good business, and with the coming of the
i-old weather lie expects to have crowded
houses till the close of the season.
Do not neglect commenting the man-
actill importinence ito offeoring such in-
ferior suplport t(o so sup-rior a star.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 24.
The Bijou theater in Market street
has passed into the hands of the Princess
Amusement Company of this city, and
the Crawford   Film  Company, of St.
Louis. According to the plans of    the
agreement, the company will now oper-
ate houses in Memphis, St. Louis and
Cincinnati and other cities and is prob-
ably one of, if not the very largest, in-
stitution of its kind in the country.
'iThe Craswford Company formerly op-
rtil-the liopkins at St. Louis.
Artists engaged here, wishing to convey the impression that they have made
a decided hit, kindly oblige by coming on the side of the stage, stand in the
wings, embarrass and delay the workings of the program, criticize and annoy
the other performers doing their business, talk loud so all can hear you and
appreciate your disposition. Should the manager not be on hand to accept your
judgment and good taste, go to the nearest "saloon" and let it go there.
P. S.-If perchance you should hoen to speak of your success and salary
in other towns before company, boost a bit on, so that they will think we have
something good: most likely thee will dop in and express their disppointment
"And   11 ship S'ils
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Lon  S. Allard, publisher  Shawnee
Daily News, can relate a most graphic
nicount of the founding of a paper in
Oklahoma when things were wild and
voolly that I ever heard. For giving pub-
lieits to a looting scheme lie was com-
poelled to sleep in his print shop with a
sawed-off shot gun for a companion. That
was only alt opener. Heaps o' experi-
ences followed. Wish I could tell 'em to
my readers as they were told to me. At
any rate Allard conquered and his sheet,
a most flourishing otto now, carries the
following  caption  under its headline:
"Fear God, tell the truth and shame the
News dealers in this section are unani-
motts in their praise for the newsiness
of THE SITOW WORLD in the past four
or five weeks. It sells soon as it hits the
stands. "There's a reason."
It was ten o'clock in the morning. The
place was the office of the beautiful Bus-
by Hotel. McAllester, Okla. I was dic-
tating a letter to one of those "fluffy-
ruffles" stenographers. And a man, yes,
a man, soused for fair, soiled linen and
evening dross, cate up with one of those
just-left-the-ship strides and between hic-
coughs said to the stenoog.:
"Take a (hie) letter to (hic) my wife."
I gave her the nod to go ahead.
"All right, what is it?"
"Dear Wifey-(Hic) been delayed at-
reason I'm not iomie (hic) was delayed
at (hi0') Tal-(hic)-e-quah. tWill-
"I'adon mue, where?"
"At (hic) Tal (hoic) e-unh."
"Spell it, please."
"T (hic) al- (1ice) Tal (hin) T (hic)-
Oh. h-    make it Tulsa!"
According to the Guthrie Leader. Okla-
homa grown peanuts are so superior to
the ordinary variety that growers in oth-
er states stamp "Oklahoma"   on  their
boxes before sending them out. Guess
the Leader iasn t heard of the elephants
with Gentry shows refusing to eat anty
kind but the Oklahoma grown. Ask Jim
Dwyer; he knows.
Two good daily sheets in MNcAllester,
Okla. Daily News and Daily Capital.
Former managed by P. B. Stone and lat-
ter by Thos. E. Kennedy. Two good pa-
pers, two good men and one good town
with one swell hotel, one beautiful opera
house and one of those "lhandsomest"
Masonic temples in the IT. S.
These saws down here ate queer folk.
Put one in a tepee and she is the neat-
est of housekeepers. Blankets are neat-
ly rolled. stowed away under the edge of
tepee, leaving center clear. Bright col-
ored blankets and fine fur  robes  are
spread about and a wonderfully beaded
dtince drum  Itangs from one of the poles.
Put the same squaw in a house and she
is anything but a success. Go into any
one of these frame government houses
and you will find the mattresses laid
along the floor with the whole family
sprawling thereon.  The cracked cook
stove will be in the middle of the floor,
with anything but agreeable odors com-
ing  thorfrom.  Outside tlheo   ) [tc l  aod
spriigs will be used as chicken roosts.
But the sqaw doesn't let her housekeep-
Ing shortcomings worry her. When she
puts on an elk-tooth robe valued at any-
where from $1,500 to $3,000 and rides to
a circus astride a beaded saddle she is
the picture of contentment.
The Muskogee, Okla., Times-Democrat,
of which Geo. TV. Dunn, of Columbus, 0.,
is president, and Eugene M. Kerr, of Mus-
kogee, secretary and treasurer, carries in
red the following: "Goes to Ninety-Five
Per Cent of the White Houses of the
City,' and it does, too.
A imigltty good proposition in Musko-
gee is the Muskogee Daily Phoenix. Mr.
Beall. business manager, ably   under-
stands is business. The standing of his
paper proves that and that's the answer.
The prosperous (and justly so) firm of
TWeldon, Williams & Lick, ticket printers
of Ft. Smith, Okla., have just moved into
their new building. Very spacious, clean-
ly, to the minute in up to late appliances
and strictly modern in all respects. The
sanitary rules and effects conditioning the
welfare of their employes are to be com-
plimented upon. This firm uses  a catch
line, "We need the business," that I want
to comment upon, because I can't see
where they need the business. Three and
four weeks behind with orders. I wanted
some ohate slips on 24-hour notice and
could not be accommodated.
Mor. Chauncey Lick, of Weldon. TAil-
lims & Lick, manages the Grand Opera
house at Ft. Smith. opened his house
Sept. 10. and is hiighl, enthusiastic re-
garding coming fall business. Ft. Smito
is enjoying high prosperity. Mr. Lick is
also otto of the most enthusiastic SHOTVW
WORLD supporters I have had the pleas-
tire in meeting for quite a spell. Sanc-
tions the abolition of country correspond-
e-Its dwelling ott personal likes and dis-
likes tnid is in hearty accord with the
principles that of late are making THE
SHOW WORLD and Chicago famous.
Mr. Claude Burr, managing editor of
the Guthrie (Okla.) Capital. entertained
the entire staff of Gentry Shows during
their recent visit there wxill ato informal
dinner in the editorial rooms of The Cap-
Mr. Burr was formerly of Anderson,
Ind., and as our own C. W. Finney is from
the saie place, methinks I can see the
handwriting on the wall.   The   show
train was held ain hour to allow the boys
a full "partakance" of the feast-plentiful,
Alr. Burr had provided. Burr is a model,
Finney is a wonder, and sumnmed up it has
the appearance of "Indiana against the
World." At any rate everybody 0. K.'s
it. Here's luck, Burr, to you and your
Chas. A. White, contracting press agent
No. 1 car, Ringling Show, has along with
hits many other accomplishments, a great
strain of humor. Mr. IWVhite sent me the
following: "The expert tobacco chewers
of Arlansas are making a strong fight
for six, instead of twelve, foot cement
walks. The claim is that it is a physical
impossibility to spit 12 feet and the wid,
walks would thus make it necessary to
either move out in the sun to unload or   Pst
cut loose on the cement. They hesitate "d
to do this, but following the lines of
least resistance usually adopted by sul
characters, will probably recline in the
shade and decorate manfully."
Miss Claudia White (Mrs. Chas. A.
White in private life) has winsomely
won great favor with dramatic critics
this season over the exquisite and taste-
ful way she plays her part in Jane Eyre.   n
Aliss White is a captivatingly beautiful
woman possessing a personal magnetism      i
tIt draws her entire audiencto her
nttmediately upon her appearaoce.
E. E. B. McJinseyfinallybrokeawao
from  the St. Joe (o.) Gazetteand
now  managing editor and half owner
the Springfield Republican. Greets yo
just as joyously as he was wont to in th
"Sow Me' town.
Alr. H. F. Fellows, president Springfelk
Wgon Co., Springfield Brewery, brother-
in-law  of far famed Peter McCourt, anc
Srackits' good fellow; AIr. Ernest Hud-
son, proprietor and manager Colonial, th
hotel both bounteous and beautiful, and
Al jor-General Emmet Newton, command
1r Missouri National Guards, certainh
hid show  me the "greatest ever'' duri
tmy recent threr-day stay in their cit
Springfield, Mo. The hospitality of thes,
gntleinen is without bound, and I wish
to thank them heartily through the no]-
umns of THE SHOW        WORLD for the
kindnesses to me.
George Ollendorf, Jr., is to be at the
helim  again   of the   Baldwin theater
Springfield, M\o.  Seetms funny to mak
Springtield and not see young Georg,
George, Sr., refused to post some stuff fo
its'-that is for a   little  while.  Bot
Georges are real show      men and most
obligingly courteous. We talked over the
oigin of the Buttinsky Club of years ago
boinging   back  many   pleasant remem
biances of the kind that keeps us a
'hoys."   And such we all hope to be al
ways. Just boys.
That boy of W. 0. Tarkingtont's sure
must be a wonder if he is doing all Tark
cltimus.  Believe me Ill always belie
Turk. so young Tark must be doing those
stunts.   Got to call you ott one thiTg
though, old man, and that is the one r-
garding young Tark picking up a railway
guide, and tearing out the "Katy"        BL
and said. "North's on ite line so
That'sa little strong talk fora sixweeks
old, isn't it?  C. W. Finney is net sIl"
when it comes to      "what-my-little-gl-
can-do" line of talk. Tells me all about
his little one reading up ott squaring 1-
censes, gill constables and how to mak"
a nother buy a ticket for her 10-year-ll
child without getting her (the mOothen
angry. You know I can't tell if Tarkand
Fintney are "kidding' me or not, but be-
lieve me I'll not be o the lame lot when
AV. T. Gentry. Wells. Weaver, Neff
Dwyer add to the good cause. My, on
in:y, but there sure would be no peace fo
"one who tried and failed." They'd hand
it to me mightily. Never mind, comrades.
"there'l come atitie some day."
There's a great minny things rh    n
mother drummed into ye to save persoun,
that wint out as the air hole ov the drum
at the time belin'.
it s o good tling our wives ainatond
reaers. 1oThere wouldn't be any vacton
in the divoorce coutrts.
How cal aman tiell he'd raterbeto-
gle until lies martin?
Love is a thing that's got to sneaOt
Some men ud like to see tloseenttoitt
olo all the heavy tork, butttdo't0eto
ful in thot-fer the wilmmn.
If  tvinimin  had   their  way   fl
clothes,  there os-tdiot  be enoughi f
I e es to goL'round.  s         h  pad
Ahoy te Lord help sollS of thes ve
1i   Indiles if the twearin' f ClothsOe
goes out av fashion.
Ift a ian beconeifaxinatado ith io
tothilit to ott airti ki1 ttettilt'it.
noi\\lt faome? ir Thi to street car can
doteor alls a stranger b his first name
that's famle.
Ye' know hbow I first inet me wife
wyloy  I  iarrit?  I'll tell ve. She
ittO ott ime cab one day and she chases u
in  boardin' house by way of the vot
list aid sl   sends me  a card wit't
ot iohit Satse "Two souls with a 0copl
of   thoughts--or   somc 'suchl and
thought that was goin' far enough for      t
young and virtyoos woman. so Ima
tr for fear she'd disgrace herself.
.1any a minll is doctored to death.
Smtokin' is the wan luixur'of life th
the rich enn't og. Git a nice free smo
in', dust proof tobaccy and a clean cla
go home, wash yer feet and lie down an
smoke it. away from the wife and Ch1ild
and I tell you cand'ly the thoughtsth
don't come to you then ain't worth think
Thtere'sinotin'i likeIonsl' a good Wate
to tell the time by    The trouble is mt
watches is onlt chain sinkers.
There's alwats somebody better.
Honesty is its own consalfatio.

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