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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(July 17, 1909)

Albaughs are out; deal means peace,   p. 16


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THE SHOW WORLD
TRAINED HELPERS
PREVENT A PANIC
Explosion at Columbus, Ohio, Shows How Crowds Can be
Handled. Mayor Bond Determined to
Make Shows Pay License.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. July 14.-The
best facilities for quickly emptying a
big auditorium of its audience and
thorough coaching of employes as to
what should be done in case of an
emergency, prevented a panic at the
Exhibit, a movingepicture theater, op-
erated by XaxStearn,Monday even-
ing.
During the performance there was
an explosion and in a moment the
room was in darkness. The audience
rose to its feet, and the only thing
needed to cause a catastrophe was a
cry of fire. But in the crisis the piano
player continued the music, the ushers
opened the several exits, and Mr.
Stearn requested the audience to move
out quietly, saying the performance
would be resumed as soon as the trou-
ble was located.  The room    was
quickly emptied without any disorder.
The trouble was caused by an acci-
dent in a neighboring building which
broke the circuit leading to the thea-
ter.
Mayor Bond has determined that all
shows playing Columbus must pay a
license. Three different shows have
appeared in a room on High street re-
cently and have evaded paying a li-
cense under the pretense that they
were a part of the Princess theater,
whose manager has a lease on the
room. The chief of police has orders
to close all attractions not having a
license.
Columbus has been "easy money"
for the "troopers" lately. In addition
to the case mentioned, the 101 Ranch
show only payed a license of $25 be-
cause they did not show under can-
vas, and the Hagenbeck-Wallace cir-
cus located a downtown show on the
state house square without a permit,
and made it stick.
AtZanesville Sunday night. Elijah,
the big elephant with the John Rob-
inson show, got away from the ma-
nagerie while the employes were
sleeping andmadeawreckoflall the
gardens in the vicinity of the lot. He
was easily captured the next morning.
The new opera house at Chester-
hill, Ohio, was wrecked by a storm
Monday night. The roof was blown
off and the walls and interior greatly
damaged.
The following comedians have been
engage for the John   . Vogel Big
City Minstrels: Charlie Gano. Roy
Peck, John Goss, George S. Manvro,
James Conroy, Jtstin McCarthy, C. L.
Shattgh. Harry Simons, W. L. Dttn-
gan and Lew Dean. Rehearsals will
begin at Lancaster, Ohio, August 8
and the season will open August 18.
Joseph Donnelly, in charge of the
advertising at Olentangy park, was
Send for our Stock List of
T"FE T S S
United States Tent & Awning Co.
Desplaines and Madison StreetsCHICAGO
severely bruised in attempting to
board a moving street car last week.
He was dragged several feet and re-
quired the services of a physician.
J. W. Dusenbury, president of the
Olentangy park company, and Jacob
Luft, assistant manager of the park,
were in Chicago this week looking
over theparks inethat city and book-
ing some fine open air atractrions to
appear here during the season.
The Uniformed Ranks, Knights at
Pythias, of Columbus, will hold an
exposition, carnival and camp at Rec-
reation park beginning July 12 and
continuing until July 24. The Epstein
Amusement company and the Gilles-
pie Carnival company are furnishing
the attractions. Mr. James K. Ander-
son promoted the affair for the K. P.'s.
The Shuberts have decided to es-
tablish their studio in Dayton, Ohio,
from which point all scenery will be
shipped. Fred McGowan, stage man-
ager of the National theater, which is
booked by the Shuberts, will have
charge of the studio. John Herfurth,
who has designed most of the scenery
used by the Frohnians, will manage
the art department.
Maurice A. Rhodes, at one time a
member of the old Empire stock com-
pany, spent a few days in Columbus
last week. He is now leading man
with the Harvey Northern company.
Harry D. Crockett, electrician at
Keith's, attended a T. M. A. meeting
at Springfield last Wednesday.
Ben Bell, colored. aged 33 years, for
years a Zttlu chief with Barnum &
Bailey and other circuses, was shot in
the abdomen Monday morning while
going to work and lies in a hospital in
a serious condition. The case is pecti-
liar in that Bell doesnrotnknow who
shot him or how ithappened.
Incorporated: The Pantomime com-
pany, Cleveland, $12,000, by A. E.
Cooke and others.
The Norwood Amusement company,
Norwood, $35,000, by Theo. Reverman
and others.
The Week's Attractions.
Olentangy Park-Vaughan Glaser
Stock company in "The WVarrens of
Virginia." Power's Military Band.
Andianola Park- Nielson's Electric
Aerial Ballet, Vaudeville.
Colonial-Caesar Rivoli, Josephine
Macintyre. Ned Dandy, Thomas &
Payne.
Keith's-Carl Randall, pictures and
songs.
Southern- Harriet Eastman. Bill
Carney. Connett & Darst, Dutcher &
Heinmniller, pictures.
Collins' Garden-Mylic & Orth, Se-
mon Duo, Al Wilson, May Evans,
Milano & Alvin.
German Village-Burns Bros., La
Croixs, Millson & Rose, Miss Regal
Haven & Co.-GRAF.
PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
of the GUS SUN BOOKING EXCHANGE CO., Inc.
Booking 175 First Cisss Family saudevilleTheatres.
Acts Booked  for the Entire Season.  Short Jiips.
No loss of time. Nothing Too Large for Us to Handle.
Will Commence Routine Acts for Next Season FIRST
TWO WEEKS IN AUGUST. Don't arrance time
until you communicate with this office. State all
in  first letter.  Address all communications to
1'he Gus Sun Booking Exchange Co.,
SPRINGFIELD. OHIO
BranchAgencies:  Pittsburg,  a., Feranson Bldg.;
Cincinsati, 0., L  ric Theatre  o . . ;
NeirBranch Officeto be established atBufftalo. N. Y.
BISON
ONE REEL                                                      A WEEK
REGULAR RELEASE DAY FRIDAY
NEXT ISSUE FRIDAY, JULY 23rd
THE GYPSY ARTIST
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EXCIIANGES       HANI)LING     OtR  PIODUCTION
ThefollowingExchangesarehandling ourproductions andwillfurnishexhibitors
with lithograph posters and circulars containing synopsis:
Anti-Trust Film  Exchange....  ........... ........  .  77  South Clark Street, Chicago
CincinnatiFilm Exchange  ...........................214  W est5thStreet,Cincinnati,Ohio
Crystal Palace Film Exchange..... ...............141 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Can.
Consolidated Amusement Co. .. ..  ........... 28 West Lexington St., Baltimore, Md.
H. Davis .......................................................... Watertown, Wis.
Empire Film Co...........    ................ .150 East 14th Street, New York City
EagleFilm Exchange ............    ...........143North 8thStreet, PhiladelphiaPa.
Greene, W.E ...-.......................... ...... 228 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.
GlobeFilm ServiceCo................................107  EastMadisonStreet,Chicago,Ill.
Great Eastern Film Co.........     ................21 East 14th Street, New York City
International Film Co ............................ 429 Sixth Ave., New YorkCit
Laemmle Film Service ................................. 196 Lake Street, Chicago,Ill.
Michigan Film  &  Supply Co...........................1106 Union Trust Bldg., Detroit, Mich.
PhiladelphiaProjectionCo..........................44  North  9th  Street,Philadelphia,Pa.
Philadelphia Film  Exchange.........................14  North  9th  Street, Philadelphia,Pa.
Royal Film  Service........................................ 188  MadisonStreet,Chicago,Ill.
Wm. H. SwansonFilm Co ..............................200North7thStreet, St. Louis, Mo.
Texas Film  Exchange........................................  . .  311  Elm St., Dallas, Texas
W agner Film AmusementCo ...........................208  North  4th  Street, St. Louis, Mo.
NEW YORK MOTION PICTURE CO.
M1anufacturers of "HION'" 1111FE          MOTION     PIiTIRES
429 SIXTH AVENUE, cor. 26th Street, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
Plone 40%4 Madison square
ALBAUGHS ARE OUT;
DEAL MEANS PEACE
Banks W. Baird Leases the Majestic at Lorain, Ohio, and
Will Work With Dykeman
LORAIN, Ohio, July      14.-The
leasing of the Majestic theater by
Banks W. Baird means the end of
the theater war that had been waged
between the Albaughs, of Lorain, and
Henry Dykeman, of Elyria, ever since
these rival promoters figured in a
contest to establish a first class the-
ater following the burning of the
Verbeck. TheAlbaugh brothers sc-
cceded and Dvkcman's plan was
abandoned, the result being a bitter
fight between the two and an inva-
sion of each others field as often as
either presented a strong attraction.
Baird and Dykeman, on the con-
trary, are good friends  and  have
co-operated  in  summer vaudeville
from the Gus Sun circuit. Baird hav-
ing been manager of the Bijou, a
vaudeville and moving picture con-
cern. Hereafter the winter bookings
of the Elyria and Majestic houses
will be arranged jointly through the
agency of Stair and Havlin.
SHUBERTS MAKE DENIAL
OF PITTSBURG DEAL
NEW YORK. July 13.-Lee SIu'
bert tenied today that his company
had obtained the lease on Forbes'
Field, Pittsburg, for the purpose of
erectitg a theater.
GLOBE FILM SERVICE COO
105-107 E. Madison Street,
CHICAGO, ILL.
Write for particulars redardind
our film proposition.
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July17,1909.


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