University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The Arts Collection

Page View

Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 7, 1908)

Morris withdraws from Philadelphia,   p. [3]

Page [3]

Published at 87 South ClarkStreet , Chicago, by THE SHOT.I IIIORLDPlblising Co.
Entered as Second- Class Matter  WARRENA.PA TRICK, 6ENEAL REC7OR, at the Post-Office at Chica46,111inois,
June Z5, 1907                                         under the Act of Congress ofMarch3,1879.
Volume III-No. 20                  CHICAGO                           November 7, 1908
MORRIS WITHDRAWS                         B. C. WHITNEY HURT
FROM PHILADELPHIA                           IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Miller and Kaufman Again in Possession of Forepaugh's and Will Producing Manager is Badly Bruised but Recovers Sufficiently to
Revert to Former Policy.                     Leave for Detroit.
Philadelphia, Oct. 31.
Mr. Morris withdrew   his vaudeville
from Forepaugh's theater here tonight,
and the house will revert to its former
moving picture and  vaudeville  policy,
under the management of Kaufman and
Miller, the lessees. The admission will
he live cents.
Pih  withdrawal of Morris from  the
Philadelphia field may occasion sur-
prise to many Philadelohians as well as
those outside this eity who have been
led to believe that the Morris interests
had aught a firm  hold here.  Only a
few doors to  the south of Forepaugh's
Keith began his local vaudeville career,
and was so successful that in a few
years be built the new Keith house in
Chestnut street, said to have cost a mil-
International  Amusement   Enterprises
Takes Show World Tip and Establishes
aBranch of Its Mobile Agency-Frank
T . Reynolds in Charge.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 3.
For several issues of THE     SH OW
WORLD it hascontained,   ndeer Chatta-
soeca date lines, arguments or rather
teipa pnthe Ipportunity and advisa-
brliiv of the establishment hero  of a
h   ing  agen y or, in other words, the
ronias tion of a 'pony' vaudeville cir-
cia  Thisham eringhas at lost falcn
effectand Mr. Charles Kidehe spent all
o the ast week here looking over the
iretnwitthe establishment of a book-
isgoffiedi iw. Mr. Kuehle isgeneral
nuagoar of the Eireka InternBtional
WmOment utciprises, having head-
'eartersat Mobile, Ala., and is an ex-
perieced showmein. On Friday hoper-
Pted arrangements  whereby  he   will
e    me branch of his Mobile office here,
withMr. Frank T. Reynolds, one of the
bes t-known newspapermen of this city,
inle'al charge.
Associated  with  Mr. Ktehle in the
bieta companyat Mobile is Mr. B. J.
Williams, representative of THE SHOW
WO  LD at that point.-TURIEY.
Stage Director HsDifference with Man-
agement and Resigns-No Plans
for  Future.
Philadelphia, Nov. 2.
marry Mcae Webster has sresigned his
Positionasstage directorofthe Orhetim
asoc  Company, owing to a difference
beiween him and the management over
o ebange in the managerial policy. H-Te
as nt asy et annostnced his plans for
the future, hut admits that be is in re-
ceint of several flattering offers.
Since his Incumbency here Mr. Web-
M     has notonl ymade anfenviable name
for biineslf by reason of the splendid
mllanner In Which he has staged the pro-
dictions at the Chestnut lt he has
tae cteated a large social following, in
evidence of which may be mentioned the
fact that he has staged prodtctions for
some of the leading social operatic and
dramatic organizations here.
Many oIf Mr. Webster's friends Insist
that the  management will comprom ise
themallttet'rather than lose his services.
Percy Winter has sulcceeded Mr.
Newark Theater Burned.
Newark, N. J., Nov. 2.
Starr's Auditorium a vaudevillethea-
ter at 15th streetaud Morris avenue,wa-
destroyed by fire tda. The theater was
located in a tenement house district. Fire
spread to the adjoining houses and one
of the tenants wasburned to death.
Lucille Spinney is engaged with   the
Porepaugh Stock Company at the Ma-
jestic theater. Indianapolis.
lion dollars, in which he has been sig-
nally successful.
If  clever  advertising and good bills
were the only things depended upon to
draw patronage, the Morris venture in
this city should have  been a success,
but the neighborhood has changed for
the worse and this, together with the
fact that the local theatricals have not
yet regained the status they possessed
before the slump last October, has com-
bined to kill the Morris prospect.
In semi-official circles it is hinted here
that Morris may have a purpose in with-
drawing from Forepaugh's. One report
has it that he  has already selected a
house in a much better locality, while
another states that he  has selected a
central site and will build a house of
his own.-WALTER.
B. C. Whitney, the widely known the-
atrical  producing  manager, is at his
home in Detroit with a deep gash in his
skull and a badly bruised body, as the
result of an   automobile accident near
Brownston, id., last Saturday night. It
was reported that he had fractured his
skull, but fortunately this proved to be
untrue. Ten   stitches, however, were
made in the gash in his head.
He was returning    to Detroit in an
automobile with a party of friends.
Halloween marauders had thrown a tele-
phone pole across the road, and in driv-
ing around it the machine ran into a guy
wire which was fastened to the pole.
The pole was jerked from the ground
into the air, one end of it striking Mr.
Whitney on the head.
Mr. Whitney fell back into his seat un-
General Manager United Booking Offices and Party in Auto Crash
Near New York City.
New Yofk, Nov. 4.
E. F. Albee, general manager of the
United Booking Offices of America,
was badly hurt in an automobile acci-
dent this morning, having a leg and
pn arm broken and sustaining internal
injuries. In the car at the time were
Mrs. Albee, who is at the point of
detath, his niece, who was instantly
[tilled, and Mr. and Mrs. William
\Iitchell and the chaffeur, who were
tlso injured. Mr. Mitchell is a mem-
er of the firm of Mitchell Brothers,
wealthy coffee merchants, and presi-
jIent of the New York Yacht Club.
It is said that the party was re-
turning home after having watched
the election returns at Albany.
New York Nov. 5.     Albee's skull
fractured, condition precarious.
The appearance of the defendants in
the suit filed by Carl Hagenbeck against
B. E. Wallace, et   al, in the superior
court of Cook county, Ill., was entered
this week.   The answer will probably
he filed within a few weeks.
As the parties to the action have an
international reputation, and  the suit
has   caused much    comment    in  the
amusement world, as the determination
of the action will  have an important
bearing on  the   circus business, THE
SHOW    WORLD    herewith   presents  a
synopsis of charges made, as follows:
The bill of complaint charges "that
on  Jtne 21, 1902, Carl Hagenbeck en-
tered into an agreement with John H.
Havlin and C. Tee Williams. of Cincin-
nati, and Frank R. Tate, of St. Louis,
for the purpose of   conducting animal
shows, which agreement, among other
things, carried with it the right to use
the name of Hagenbeck; that said par-
ties organized and incorporated a com-
pany known    as  the   Carl Hagenbeck
Trained Animal Show Co., but that said
contract was never assigned or trans-
ferred by either of the parties to the
The complainant then alleges "that
he has established a   reputation as a
trainer of wild animals, and made for
11imyself as such trainer and exhibitor a
large and valuable good will, stock in
trade and trade mark of the name of
Carl H-Tagenbeck. when used in connec-
tion with the training and exhibiting of
wild and domesticated    animals,  and
from said business and good will has de-
rived large profits.
Williams Takes One Share.
"That on Sept. 27, 1902, Havlin. Tate
and Williams entered into articles of as-
sociation with J. E. Tate, Harry Jones
and Robert L. McLaran, of St. Louis,
Mo., and with    C. Lee Williams, who
pretended to act as trustee for Hlagen-
beck, for the purpose of organizing a
cornoration in Missouri to be known as
Carl Hagenbeck Trained Animal Show,
and that said Lee TWilliams, pretending
to act   for Hagenbeck, subscribed for
one share of stock, which was issued
in his name; that this company there-
after pretended and alleged itself to be
the owner of the right to use the name
of Hagenbeck; that said trained animal
company conducted the   business from
l902 to 1905, incluisive, under the direc-
tion of Havlin   and Tate: that Hagen-
beck counseled them as to the methods
which should be employed in the opera-
tion of animal shows dturing those years,
and that contrary to his advice Tav1in
and Tate expanded said company into
the circus exhibition lisiness, to com-
pete with   the  Ringling Brothers and
Barnum & Bailey. which resulted in the
accumulation of large debts and press-
itg  liabilities,  badly  involving  tle
trained animal comnanv    and   injuring
th" name of Hagenheck."
The till further charees that "against
the protest of Hagenbook. on Oct. 12.,
1905, T-TnvIin and Taco incnrorter fle
Carl Hagenheck Circus and Show Co.,
giving exhibitions which  proved  disas-
trous, and at the close of the season in
19011 was insolvent."
"That In the lattsr nart of 1909. or
early  part  of 1907 Havlin and Tate
caused and   nrocured   some pretended
and merely colorable action to be taken
(Continued on Page 71
conscious.  The  party proceeded hur-
riedly to Brownstown and the injured
man was taken to the Falk hotel, where
physicians attended to his injuries.
With Mr. Whitney in the automobile
when the accident occurred were Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Taylor, Mrs. F. C. Mc-
Math, Miss Dorn Breese, Mrs. Whitney,
and  the   chauffeur. Irving  Williams.
None save Mr. Whitney was hurt.
Benefit for Dan McAvoy.
New York, Nov. 3.
Dan   McAvoy, the vaudeville player
who has been ill for three years, suffer-
ing from locomotor ataxia and a slight
paralysis, announces that be will have a
benefit on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Ma-
jestic theater, Sam Bernard has charge
of the arrangements.
Theatrical and Theatorim Men In Sepa-
rate Incorporations for Betterment of
Portland. Ore., Nov. 1.
The theatrical managers of Portland,
Ore., have incorporated into two associa-
tions for th  better advancement of their
irterests. One ofthlese is the Theatrical
Managers' Association of Oregon.   The
unco rporators are Ceo. T.. Baker. James
-,-;ikcIson and Dan Flood. The pur-
pore is to organize and operate theaters.
The second is TheiMotionrPicture Mn-
aIgersq' Association, incorporated by Geo.
L. Baker, E. S. Range and Samuel Poa-
ter. The purposes a'r to organize. man-
age and control motion neture theaters
and 'notion Dictrire machiniery.
The managers incorporated to give the
ossocittions a legal standing and to en-
ablethen  todeal with such pTrolems ase
toconfront them.-ARRY LARRI-
MORE.       -
Star Hadn't Received Her $300 Per for
Nine Weeks and She At-
tached Accounts.
Boston, Nov. 2.
The tour of May Ward Ii The, Caish
Girl came to a sudden    e nd  Saturday
night at the  Globe   theater when her
husband, Freeman Bernstein. ostensible
manager of the troupe, attached the
comnany's accounts for nine weeks' sal-
arv for the star at $300 per.
Bernstein wants a receiver annointed.
The John .T. Reisler Amusement Com-
pany is back of the show. Reisler is
"Jobn the barber" at the Herald Sauare
Tonsorial parlors  in  New York. The
camnnny organized with    a  capital of
$15000. Miss Ward jook fifteen shares
and Reisler subscribed 15 shares, while
the remaining 120   shares  are held by
Frederick Beidebecker, a decorator.
Stock Oroanization at Emrire Theater,
Philadelphia. Gives Uo Fight Against
Poor Business.
Philadelnhis, Nov. 2.
The Stnnford-estern Stock Company,
located at the Emnire. Fra-kford, has
been compelled to disband. nwin- to poor
butiness. The news of the failure has
sturnried mrany theatrical persons here,
nortieotinrly in view of floe fae that the
company   c good at thnt honse last
Oeason. bving taken it and built it in
from a more notbinE into success with
a  two   week   drsmatin-emodv policy
The members of the comnnny havA no
pl-'ns in "iaw for the immediate future.
Rogers Brothsrs Resume.
York, Pa., Nov. 2.-The Rogers Broth-
ers in Panamn   resumed tonr here this
evening. Max Rogers was Liven a rous-
ing reception. TTe was quite overcome
with ernotion. The   entire  New  York
columany Is, Intpct,
iu,  lia
U1 iii C
4,     A
It (or
o, Mlit

Go up to Top of Page