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

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LOctober 3, 1908.
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Wilmington, Del., Sept. 28.
with thee opening of the new Avenue
tetrel onOct. 1I, vaudeville will be a
pietitcia foil o entetainLiienLt in Wil-
prosg1a tills season. Viti tue Garick
traoen" tile ollnial vaudeville house in
Leaite, play111g the Keltl-t'Ictor at-
latiLail, and with tire Avenue present-
tgue acts of Lile \iilliaail AiriS, lilc.,
A    ,xYAew ion, asWel as ti e LLeiac-
nlisatrtileWile ats, tiheie will be a
to aiainuae.iientsutIllielt to please
Tesod tilat vaudeville has in oiler
Chuos is in eviielce here, aiid it is ex-
pecLed oiaa the iaiv 11, wicu opened on
61,sirl tile- AValiuc, W-ill bumI dIoa
uud usiness tnrouguiout the season.
the altelations to tile Avenue are now
nealag copietlon, says the Star.
file Girln  Upera nouse, o  which Mr.
E. . lrice is reselit manager, will pire-
sent ,any of the niier class of dlamas
and musical comedies.
Singer Married by the Mayor.
Theife were several interesting  epi-
sodesin tile theatrical line 1le last week,
cinei of wiliil was the marriage of Miss
Lulie iYulig, tile piilla dona of Joae
harts i lIely t-ickiea tets  iF -etlal1d,
waiin appealed at the Garilt, to Air.
.IoO.5 tai  1e, puiser 1 tile steainimip
ldcpiui eta-ila. ' lie ceremhony was per-
lonaed sy Mayor iolace Wilson, in his
oslice at tihe City Hall, on Tuesday at
noon, in tile presence of seberal city oE-
diais, iio tleaticaI people being pieseat.
s oung, whoselioe is No. 2A West
Twenty-fourth street, 2ew  York, is tie
daseter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Youig,
boat of whomi are well known oil tie
saige. Dan Young is now   a comedian
wita lilton Aboin s Opera company. Alrs.
Young, the iula-er, has retired and lives
at the above address in New York.
The inaieuge was kept a secret for
seleial days, tile other members of Joe
lart's Sketch knowing nothing of it un-
til alter tile gloom had departed alone
i NewYor to     aboardis siip which
sailed far Europe on Wedniesday.
As Joe iart will take his several pro-
ductions to London for the Christmas sea-
sen at the Hippodiome, Mrs. Young will
go abroad with her husband on the Maur-
etania ealy in December.  'ihe  other
members of Polly Pickle's Pets in Pet-
land will sail from New York on Dec. 2.
The Rain Dears, the Ciiekets and Carrie
Dellar (Mrs. Halt) wlvi iail for London
two weeks ahead of Polly Pickle's Pets.
They will all appear at the London Hip-
podroie at about the Same time. Folly
1ickle's Pets have a six weeks' engage-
mreat at the London playhouse.
Found Stage-Struck Daughter.
Just before the curtain was rung up
fartiteNixon&Zimmerman musical com-
edy, i-s Mose, at the opera house here
listMondayn ight, Samuel J. Blumbrg,
a-moanber of thecomnmon council of Phil-
adelphia, appeared at the theater, accom-
panied by a detective, in search of his
1-ear-old daughter Jennie. The young
gill, whio had been a stenographer, be-
calli stage-struck and she rehearsed with
tle Li'1 Mose company for a month at
the Park theater, Philadelphia, her par-
ents supposing she was at her regular oc-
She started out with the company on
last Saturday. The father learned that
she was with the Nixon & Zimmerman
Produtctiov, and when it reached XVII-
mineton he too appeared. The girl was
found and with her father on one side
and a detective on the other she was es-
corted to the railroad station and taken
to her home. Weeping bitterly, she de-
ciared between sobs to her parent that
she would run away again and join a
shoaw. It is said that this is the fourth
siow from which she was taken by her
fater, having  joined them  each time
Without parental consent. The girl was
a singer and dancer in the Li'l Mose
New Vaudeville Act.
Max S. Witt, of New York, broke in
a new musical act, Bonnie Lassies, at
tle Garlick theater last week. It was
well receied. The singers are Miss Su-
zaina Rocamora (after whom the race
horse was named), she being the prima
donna; Alice Thurlow, contralto; Ceretta
Ross, and Ivy Davis, Ipha Dahl does a
Scotch dance in the set. It will appear
at the Alhambra, New York, next week.
Jamres E. Henry and Mrs. Henry (Dor-
otiv D. Young) left here yesterday for
New Yor-k where they will join the pro-
duction Nevada. They are well-known
vaudeville actors. Mr. Henry has been
manager of Shellpot Park for several sea-
-Toh B. Krueger, proprietor of the New
Music Hall, in thiscity, has inaugurated
an innovation in the show business. His
plaiouse is a moving picture and illus-
trated son- resort. Every night after the
regular show, lhe floor is cleared and the
audierce is given a dance, the music be-
it furnished by the orchestra. This has
taken well.
Learn to write well, the other grace Is
Ioplace your stuff in proper places.
Notes from   Biliposters' Local No. 1.
Local No. 1 (Culcago), 1. A. B. P.& B.
het is tegular    eeing at sitzgeiaius
1-11, Adams and traiau, scieets, ounuay,
pt. Ze.    Creiucel .Joiii l.ena pLeslieo.
Tue piesideit appUnilteu a cumliitLee On
auiii  elnts to aecuie a flail ur Lne all-
1,Ual Gallae, , uan,,agiving imiaint. '1lie
nliowing Imlembels coum.    tue comliLt-
toee: Unas. vaouecuen, l.a55  volt, J. E.
1-ole, aL-L eest., . 1I. i emulg, 1. Wv.
at ell. Jiue coia lttee is to iaveeentie
Gualge Of tife ailangeuilcit. anld tWe UOYS
loo, ,otIWUIld to a li.glIy 6UCUe66i~L I~al
-1-   VILtelili, tile new   Succes u at
1tlpOL  all oleaterS aid  wev  eull" 9
lull lure(, 01 lua aiml Luiale ale Sevelal
N11lung  bOthIeis  lioI  Various  locals
worving in Luls city. BIOS. Cuas. EdwauS
and LaVe JULrltt of Uar No. Z, VValiace-
haagenueek snow, retu-ned iomle tiul a
p1ealSat season. 'Tile SICK Couillttee re-
pu1ts bl0. vvlliallis Oil bli0 list, Sulter-
11ug irual Comapoulnd fracture 01 tile arin
mlid Sniout ei.  lie IS lestIlig  easy at
pleselit at li  home atr blelyvilet Ii.
310. J. B. Vlies, eiplOyed at tile runeri-
Call uOStilng bervice, Was inuleds 6ept. 18
by tile oOftuing 01 a Wasonl. Hle Sus-
Lulled  a   ulOnelt  alIll.  Cn1eg o11Uwin
riemlers were   suspeinued  or non-pay-
il.ent of dues: rlali  onerian, riaiK
bariell, T. u. Wheaui, Cilas. oelleis.-A-.
1i. mianlsnleid, o  oew  xoi, is in tills
City nialoinig final airangeients tor tile
souvelilr colivelitioll Ioo.  Tue convei-
tion is to be field the nist week iII ve-
celmer at Brooklyn. J. E. Cuie has been
appolited local pless agent 01 tie OIe-
LtL and intLends to inlagulate all elaborate
SysteiLL Of puolicity, intldilng special sta-
tiolely and seal.
Roster of the Great Cosmopolitan Shows.
Wild Animal Show, N. 0. Bode, mgr.;
Outlaw ,now, Cnarley Jessup, igr.; Ot-
pcIba, Gao. AnagusuCOs, 111gr.; Ghost
baow, Lambert i\elsoi, ingr.; llantatonl,
hairy Clark, mgr.; Crazy House, Culas.
ihilul, agi.s.  Alps, Riley,ngr.; iinnetia-
lip, Cuas. White, Iigi.; Litie Gus, Ed.
Jessup, mgr.; teriis Wheel, Ed. Jessup,
ligr.; Swing, Geo. Miller, mgr.; Arcade,
Chas. \\iber, Ingr.; It, Jas. A. Laveer,
iigr.;  Japanese Theater, S. Naguseni,
Ingr.; Puzzla  Dome, W. B. Dinsmore,
n gor.
Official Staff.
J. R. Anderson, gen. mgr.; L. L.- Cole,
se. andtreas.;   . S.Shields, gen agenl
Harry Clark, supt. concessions; F. C.
Campbell, musical director; J. H. Roberts,
promuoter; C. E. Renalds, promoter; F. L.
Clarke, promoter; H. M. Stillwell, boss
billposter; L. E. Stubbs, steward; Ed.
Li\higston, train master; J. A. Laveer,
supt. properties; Harry     Clark, supt.
grounds; Ed. Marshall, chief electrician;
Mart Nelson, chief engineer; Jas. Hatha-
way, pur. agent; R. M. Peeler, railway
contractor; Chas. R. Evans, press agent.
Stage accidents are so frequent that it
is no  uncoanion tor a oetter show- to be
gulg Ol wlell tine cuLtain is uwn than
Wiiea it IS up. Uttn tilele are coimemes
anld t'ageucs tal1ung place Oeniiai tile
scenes wae the auuieie is wuneing
Xa Liis tie 11attr, say. Lil eCICag0 Ilia-
upe. atage maiageis have Wonunl Ui re-
soulces Ill patelug up wnat seemis to 0e
i .Opelessiidlle, but sOanett ies lee an-
tlieiiee getsits innin~gsas a wnoyexcied
alit appeialiva Spectator.
atgot a Ceali to    a rticipate once in
the a  ouniiuin  of aviLoii Latayo wieim
lie W~as pia~Yilig Ine Ii at Lifa f Isti Ili
eeW 10is  . 0ew people 1slow tnat n-a-CA-
a.  is Oalu, or' tofew WIt ueloretills in-
cluent. I0w tile fact iS nowI to at least
One oig inatlilee analence. TLwo girls wele
giving iLaca-ye a Lielenuous 1ound1 Of
appoause, ahU he stou vowlig willie tile
L~UaInl was beiing rulig up also oown.
111ai a liistaien sigal it Was started
OuWil too  0011 and caught Lackaye just
as his heact camIe up, and sc-aped Oft his
toupee. linie was aa cele Of wii niersi-
imelnt. Laclaye swote awiully wnen 1e
got to ieCkag, wilei1 l liiaiage raid eV-
elyuouy vuildlO tile curtaia weie as con-
Vumseu 1S tile atlulence was.
A Lingering Kiss.
One of the most agoilizing curtain ac-
ciuents to le actois was tImatwnlc hlap-
penau to outiern and mariowe wile tney
we e playllig tileir last enigagement in
CnIcago. ┬▒ney were noldig tile liss,
wilii was tie fiiale of one of the scenes,
so that it Wuola last out the tila  of Wue
slowly desceiuig curtain. The aiss was
sut a lungei11g 0ne, ainyway, tmat it had
Leome eoo lanLed as one of the leatures
of tile play. Just tnien the curtain stucK
and couid not be mate to move o1e way
or Uvetier.  Tile actors had the trying
part to piolong ile scene uitil tile trantle
Stage people couid cole to Lueir rescue.
\lhen utiS Skiiner was playing l'liace
Otto in Cnicago oice the orcers for the
cuLtain wese oulayed.
Otis was pusig dhown on one knee.
holuing the languishing prlicess in his
anus and iurmuing love worus to her.
It was a briet little soloquy, ending with
the worus, "Lie close."  Lie had gotten
to the "lie close" and gone througn tile
part two or turee times, and still tie cur-
tain didn't come down. lie only got it at
last through violent contortions with his
eyebrows to soIneoody beind the stage
while howas a-lthe time going over a
over with the part.
Race Between Curtain and Actor.
A race between the curtain and the ac-
tor is not uncommon. The curtain raiser
often makes the mistake of running it
down too fast, and then it is up to the
actor to get through the words he is say-
ing in time. Again, an actor will see or
think he sees the premature descent of
the curtain and begin to rush his words.
In Canada, where the English feeling
Mr. Meredith, Master of the Art of Making Good, Gives Green Coun-
sel to Ambitious Actorettes.
When Applying for An Engagement-
Enter laughingly.
State the salary you have been get-
Tell the manager how good you are.
Speak about the number of parts you
have played.
Mention the bouquets that were hand-
ed over the footlights.
Dress loud and talk loud so you will
attract attention.
Do all the talking. Don't give the
manager a chance to say no.
When Rehearsing-
Change the lines to suit yourself.
Pay no attention to the stage manager.
Hold your part in your hand until the
very last rehearsal.
Never come to rehearsal on time so
they will see you are somebody.
On the Road-
Criticize the manager.
Point out what a bad route he has
Refuse to go on for week-day mat-
Never go to the manager for your sal-
arN; let him bring it to you.
Hunt tip the roasts and send marked
papers to your friends.
Steal the towels, blankets, silverware.
china, sheets, pillow cases and send
them home to furnish your summer cot-
In the Dressing Rooms-
Write your name on the wall in large
A line or two of poetry would look
well, also.
Pick out the best spot in the room for
your trunk.
Never use your own make-up; the
other fellow's is much handier.
Carry your own lights to blow     out
fuses. This will tickle the electrician.
Use all the hooks for your wardrobe.
Your room-mate will not object.
Never be ready on time. The stage
manager will be delighted to hold the
curtain a few minutes.
In Regard to the Working Crew-
Ask them the name of the best dollar
Ask them   leaving time and the time
of arrival.
Ask them to do your errands, as they
isave nothing else to do.
Shy away fronm- them   on the street,
but expect them to be your slaves be-
hind the scenes.
Ask them to take care of Fido if you
can't get him in the hotel. They are
working people, and can get along any-
Concerning Hotel-
Always kick. When the twins cry the
mother goes to the one that yells the
Have the clek build a kennel for your
Get a corner room, one flight up, at
theatrical rates.
Suggest to the landlord how much
nicer it would be if he would move the
hotel a few blocks nearer the depot.
See that you have gas, hot and cold
water, bath, restaurant, bar, billiard
table. telegraph office, writing room and
sewing machine in your room.
If you have to wait six seconds to be
served in the dining room call the head
Play the piano at any hour, day or
night. If you can't play, practice.
The other guests will enjoy this.
E. E. Meredith.
against the Germans is stronger than In
England-as it is in all the English col-
ones-an actor was playing tuis spring
i one of the provincial towns. 'he stage
turnituLe was not all reliable,, and in tne
part where the heto sank into an arm-
chair, tile chair collapsed. The audience
howled, and thae actor took advantage of
the first lull to wink and exclaim: "uviade
in Goiiany."
neilOIS accidents sometimes occur when
theauliace ooesn't uiderstand wy the
curtais is wa-iting.  WVhaen 'rie Pit was
puton at ieGarick the supports which
fild the gallery for thle board of trade
tell and hrt a snumber of people who
wevetopayingas supers. Ambulanlces were
called into tie alley, and new people were
woridect in. The scenery was menued has-
tily, and the curtain had to be held dur-
ing all this time.
An Expensive Nap.
It came pretty near being a tragedy
when Lew Fields had Pete Dailey with
dimin About Town. Dailey staidout all
Friday flight after tha- thleater, ansd the
next inoriilng he went to his room   at
his hotel and had a pitcher of ice water
sent up and locked hismself in. He gave
o10ers that he was not to be called or
disturbed, that even telephone messages
wele to be answered by saying the hotel
people did not know where 1e was.
At the theater the managers were chas-
ing their heads off to find Dailey, and
held the curtain until nearly 3 o'clock.
Finally his part was omitted and the busi-
ness lixed up to go on without it. When
they tound out the trick that Dailey had
played tiey ined him that part of his
week's salary represented by one per-
formance. It amounted to $87.50 that he
paid for his nap.
Drew Pants Over Spurs.
Erie Maturin, the English actor, got
into a predicament when te first went on
tle stage. tLe was eigaged by Cyril
l\la-ode tor tise pait of Lieut. Marker ill
tile Second in Comnand. He had only
onae day a-nd onae night to get ready for
the part, and ie had lad tse neuralgia
so badly that ie didn't get what little
sleep was coming to him the night before
the first performance. In spite of these
drawbacks the first act went fairly well,
and le went to his dressing room to put
on his mess dress uniform.
In the excitement of the iight previous
Matuiin laad thrown down Isis clothes in
a haopeless muddle, a-nd whaen he finally
got hold of his trousers he began to draw
them on over his boots, forgetting that he
was weariing spurs. The next moment
e found himself stuck in the garments,
which he couldn't get either on or off.
TVhen the scene was set for the second
act the stage manager kept the curtain
down and Cyril Maude, who had gone
to the front to see the opening act, ao-
ticed that something was wrong.
He hurried behind tse scenes and was
directed to the scene  of the   trouble,
where he flew to Maturin's aid. Try as
they 'wvould it seemed at one tiaae a-s if
the tighstmoss trousers never were going
to move. Finally when it seemed neces-
sary to rip them up, Maturin gave a vio-
lent tug and extricated himself.
He expected an order for dismissal, but
what he did get the next day was a warn-
ing to be more careful in the future.
Vincennes(Ind.) Notes.
Mr. M. E. Moore, manager of the Red
Mill theater and joint manager of the
Grand Opera house, says the business
outlook for the coming season is very
bright fully 50 per cent of the dates are
already filled.
Lyman H. Howe pleased a very large
audience at the Grand Opera house Sept.
2Z with his highly interesting and instruc-
tive moving and talking pictures of for-
eign lands.
In this, the town of Alice of Old Vin-
cennes, preparations are making for one
of the grandest home coming celebrations
ever attempted by any city in the United
States. The date will be Oct. 5-10 and
will mark one of the   most important
events in the history of the "Old Post."
Vincennes, as a matter of fact, is the
most historic spot on the face of our com-
l-on country, there is a halo of glory sur-
rounding the old town, the lustre of which
will be intensified by the forthcoming
event that should quicken the pulse and
brighten the eye of every loyal American
who can learn as great and enduring les-
sons by reading the capture of Vincennes
as ie can by perusing chapters recorded
in Revolutionary annals. The birth of
civilization of religion of the Great North-
west will be reviewed in the consumma-
tion of this affair and the civil and mili-
tary glory of the pioneer country will be
portrayed in the features to be presented.
Do not put all of the best figs at the
top of the crate. Have just as good a
layer on the bottom also; for there are
sometimes evil minded persons who open
the package at that end.-James Jeff-
ries Roche.
When man Intrudes woman excludes,
if she Is that sort of woman.
FOR PROSPEROUS YEAR                               HAPPEN ON STAGE
Vaudeville is Plentifully Promised-Enalie Young Marries-Max Witt Often There Are Comedies and Tragedies Taking Place Behind the
'Iries Uut New Act.            Scenes While the Audience is Wondering What is the Matter.

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