Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 18, 1908)
This week's bills at Chicago playhouses, p. 11
THE SHOW WORLD If, i, -aIt. I N, 'I. , I of th, '' II, - I, " dil , ( ii I l t, hras I ell ed o ,'slordrnee front re wagers all ovr the cointry concerning as latest as i I nemnt desire, the Wobble- ilabble. rik anen contenmplating the erec- irnof Clrimes anid Figure Eights are put- ing off signin contracts until they can icure full partirtilars concerning the new rIe . As soorn as Mr. Grntrlrn secures the \rreri aptent already applied or i will tI rle (nnt pirtns for Cainadar, Anustralia and yngland. A SHOW INORLD representative sirsa socKIngnnodel of iste obble-Bobbie t Air. GOanterf's otfices last week and from ll appearances the now device should prove wneinner. henri Fr-etne k- Conmpany and tine Marco irns innaugurated an engagenent on the Sullian-C insidine circuit at tie Coliseum, seattie, A pri'l 13. The so-iety thieater at Galesiburg, Ill., a 1)Ilinsdnt-Ci rnlrl illiotne, was closed recent- ly and will probably remain dark for the remainder of the season. Ratsch Walton and company have com- tienced ann engagement of twelvo weeks on its Grs Sun cireuit. The company is pre- ,.ritig a drannatic sketch called Brother Brint irother. Julia RIomaine & Co. have opened in a slrtch entitled Old Glory. Tine costumes of tire act are especially hasndsome. The tour of Charles J. Carter, the magi- han, ho s tas orittinally booked for three rrrs'nth s is AusItralia, Iran been extended to sav"n. During the course of his season tir, Carter Will appear in Manila, China, JliIan, Irdia and Egypt. Mr. Carter's ad- leess is "Miltn,"' Queen's avenue, Rush- iulers' Bay, Sydney, Australia. Maude Earle, cast as the school mistress ,,ith Gus Edwari ' Schooldays act, is a sin- tr of Virginia Earle, the well known comic pra conedienne. Owving to the fact that a great number oflDa D lsoines swonien desired to see the rfornnnace of tie famtous Cherry Sisters, Mira crtirilisn to tine vaudneville ar,'. a special matinee for ladies was giv- nat the New Empire theater in that city tint wieek. Mont, Briotn, tPn-r, novel instrutnenital- sincsonrthiee their western tour in San saaeic iiisseek. stlire tiney areappear- itn at the Wigamn. The Wigoan has Ibeen cerntly acquired by the Sullivan- Cnsidine circutit. The vaudeville trio of Hayes. Winchela & lt-11 hotve nisnr~lveni partrser-hipn andi can- :ald the retiainder of their contract on Western States time. Mr. Hlayes and Miss Iincrhell ave doubled up and will he known itreafter as lies & Winchnell. Miss Rus- T '-SIa nti aldfrle Clhicaago t, r- ,trn nuffering Inn every sisy. No nm\ :tTractions of no)te marie their ti1lerarnue, the, onlI change of bill in the .loi theaters beinn at McVicker's. where tlicekers was prn scsenrted Sunday with mod- Scate r, suilt 'nThe ills at tihe other houses I rrriiirr htrt a t tine oustlijuig hoeurses tire usiual chtanrgas tiok place. This Week's Theatrinl Menu. ,,nnan Oper' honse.-The nseon< vtee of la Allen unti her consilana in trene 'iy- -It-ci nitt' Sinday night. A now play Ihici i era, h usions, xvii haaxe its rir1 pfo--ttirn April 1M. 311 iars trecesri I tnnrf Ptak, begrn Innt~ st~'s-n i'agei'ns- Surndayrs si-ith a -irsano ireme l tlars llremt an in- ,oimmcc PDrre Rniain , .ir., Jioseph \\'hikes. tirt t r atnd nnan others. 'iHe play 11t 8il l I, i w . a4in k ra's hoJse.-thaing assed its 'uir wi rifintn s iout 10, ''lifne n thre , tretd onai hird e n0 marl. It i's irsIM-x thut tie -uat srill n ain Fa- 'en it wlo1u.n of tire ml. y ill odge Gtucbk irTeo of tine. Iti nthicl- rti thien sounler Californi inn ale atieS, ither'- uecon iw atind ere Arilit , Nitl Frances Starr, in tine prnial cole. IacedisSrirrrtenI vhanes ichmna Frank Inaco 5,Go ta dviiton Reille. ''e play. tlis we-u-n is lasntrageily st sagei. \ilrBker-hn angnertsn, in ni-hitch ingse litale ay a, snc a sccess, be- orn ianst Geele A ies i. On W'dnesday innl SmhUncein aftr- ns Mr.'~ Ely~t repeatedl tiresine-act tan- rr'aicin stere given so sue- aens'fitIlt lant sNteolk. Grea~t Northnern ....Thet Rays in King Casey nre in their secon d stock and are drawing tckied liou3Ss. GhoodVanudeville Bills. Midjeti..sta Victoria, an English mun- sic boll sitnger imrported by the late "ad- vanced vaoodtilhe" managers, ]leads the bill tinsWeek, and among the other good num- bers on the bill arc: Gus Edwards' Blonde Typewriters; the Melani Trio, musicians and singers. Bernard and Seeley, in a piano- P Ilaying specialty; Mason and Shannon, earnnedians. Gertrunde Pen Roche, the sou- 'I1nh.. tir...trrinrnoniir n i-as I,ot annloonle.- l e sor ms te on... Bush & Elliott, expionents of grotesque ac- robatics, hane returned to the east after Playing a successful engagement of forty wvcoks on the Suniivan-Considine circuit. 'Mike Bernard "the king of the ivories," who nsappea"ng"invaundville tithkBlossom Seeley, received contracts last wteek for the Orphinn tnn. Their act, which scored a success during thseir appnearance at Chicago ines of tiHne cntinuou san written and rranged by Harry L. Neotton. Jack Henderson, a member of the coni- nanny at the Whitney Opera house, wilu tak re plunge iinto trnudctille in tine tneac funtace under the d ir ction of C. E. Kohl. After a short engagonment Mir. Htenderson still conn- nience rehearsals for B. C. Whitneys' new production, A Broken Ido 1. The Ushers in Fagin's Decision have been hooked for a wtestern tour of thirty weeks, including the Orpheunm circuit. Tom Gilen. Finnegan's Friend, writes that rio is bookled solid until September next, go- ine over the Sullivan-Considine time for r-turn dates commencing the niddle of June. Frank Do , until recently connecteds ith tie ender-son Vaudeville Exchange, is nuns nine mannager for the Chnicago Vaudeville Managers' Exchange with offices at 50-51- lmLa Salle street, Chicago. fThis exchanne nos hooks nil tine houses fmoody uinder the control of the Henderson xchange. Frank DeTeon, of lthe Howard & Doyle Theatrical Exchange, stas a caller at THE SHOW WiORLD offices last stock. Mr. Do Leon said that the Howard stock company at Joliet. Ill., was playing to splendid busi- nies'. Adele Ritlie, tihe Four Mortons, Maude Lambert and William Rock & Maude Fulton re souse of the pronninent rceruits now air- pearing in the vaudeville theaters in the c mis. Tietengagneni of the Four Mortons no linniteui to three wer-le5 Mile. Juliette Dika and E. IT. Calvert and conpany return to the sylvan fields of vau- nlceille April 20 in a novel Parisian coinedy, ciptod front tire trreinch by Edard P1- ton-. Tell Taylor, a faormer member of the mu- eical comedy company at the LaSalle the- atr. Chicago. returned to vaudeville this weelk, a>p ering at the, Olymic, Chicago. Mic. 'TaylIor in also heavily interested in the 4ttic 'Music company. Davis & Davis have severed their con- ineetion with tlie Miss New York Jr. com- Iant' and i are now toppearing in vandeville. ictt;oteldschniji Trotliers, acrobats, and ianvoy thers. A fine msean svhicin none cant afford to miss. Olyinpic.-Wiill Cressy and Blanche Dayne are the headliners this wek with their clever conredv, Tontwn Hall To-Night, and nlin, tie English -vrtlriloqluist, is an ther slec entertainer. 'lie bill also includes La Gardenia, the Sp:inish dancer; Mile. Co- selli's trained misidgh'et dogs; Les Amatis ;lgers; Kelly andr Keist, in a comedy Irel, and Moron and Wiser, boomerang H: ymanrket.-Talor Granville remains an- ttu,- IN-n,hA in The Stc heaut. Cifenr Cras- 4-l is artnirr featur,'. ausd anuonug tre en- torainegs ore te Fioly Werre, 10 Pegat irawrs; Jack Garie. in a m tsicael Ion- nhunrest. the 'frioer etnd inslrnnw'nta- .stsl- Jlly wind Wildl, in a,. singingrinri dnu- m g sket~nch, arid Gcrace Arnonel, comnedienne. At tine Stock Theaters. Cmnlege-Tii beinog Htoly Weeke, theo Pant- ronn sots-l 'onmanya is enrjnosinag a nreite~d nest. Tmm Irilsoner orf Zenna in mcxtixveLs's bill. Rush Tenpl-e.-Miis tHobbs is being pre- sonted by the stock company this week, and it affords Miss Lillian Lawsrence, the new landing wonan, an opportunity of display- ing her ability as a comedienne. The other inrnmbers of this capable company are well People's--ncle Tonm's Cabin, which should have beei shelved years ago but which like ie golst of John Brovn still narches on, islraning heavil' tinis, steek. Edwcard B.* Haaos resunnes hits old pslace an leadhinga mann eIn Easter Mondlay ans Roneno !is Riomeoo and Jliet. Marlowe.-Ten Nights In a Bar Room, nausty with age, but still potent, is this se,'k's bill. Vhere Thrillers Thrill. Alhambra.- 1Human Hearts opened Sun- day. The action takes place in the Arkan- tins lahil. siijou.-A Texas Ranger brought powder- smoke and warhoops Sunday. There are Indians, cowboys, cattle thieves, banditsand pretty maidens in distress to be rescued from the red men. Academy.-May Hosmer in The Holy City is tie attraction. Sine Plays Mary Magda- len to the satiifaction of the Academy cli- enitele. Cmolulbus.-TI orns anti Orange Blossoms oprened Surnday to good )tusiness. In Musical Comedy Realm. Colonint.-The twentith week of The tlerry Widow opened April 12 with no di- ininution in the business. Souvenirs will be presonted on the occasion of the 200th per- fornince April 28. Whitney.-Three Twis is an undoubted success after five weeks, and will remain ind-flinitely. The excellent cast headed by Victor Morley and Bessie McCoy is largely responsible for the triumph achieved. LaSalle.- Honeymoon Trail began its fouith wteelk Monday and is playing to ca- laoity business. Cecil Lean's part hasbeen enlarned, and the comedian is now on the sta ge fouir-fiftlhs of the time. Good for Cecil. At the Burlesque Houses. Sid J. Enson's.-Weber and Rush's Parisi- inn Widows offer the entertainment this steeli, the principil eent being a tvo-act inninsical skit. Stolen Swveets, presensted with several coneldians and a big chorus. Sev- ral strong -ann ville numbers augment the lirecsqeliettrction. Star and Garter.-Phil Sheridan's City SPorts cmprany this neek nith a clever ex- tirtvaetnzta difforinigand a big list of vaude- vilie niinns. 'I'l, show closes niti a bur- leseiI sit, said no he of a hrighn order. Enpire.-Fay Foster and her company are tie attraction this week, presenting two bur- lserues and several vaudeville acts. Troenadero. -- The Bowery Burlesquecrs 'irened Sunday with a good show and a company of forty fun-makers, headed by Henl Jansen. vThe usual nrumbaer of pretty girls are in evidence. GENTRY'S SHOW IN TEXAS. Season Successfully Inaugurated at Sn Antonio April 10-11. Gentry's famous show opnened its nine- ,, nun season at San Atni , Tex., April in-1 i Under tine noair gi inntnt of AV'. itt. ientrn, with ine followvings, staff: C. W. Fin- nic, assistant nianager; W. D. Neff, treas- urer; loin North, press agent; Wa'lter Mur- iny, conttacting agenit: W. 0. Tarkington, eon-nat agnt;I Bert tMurty in charge of ni ance nar No. t stiti cnetn menu Ralph Rent inn chatrge of iidvrnce car No. 2 wtith "--.len nno n 1111(1 ecot Willi', tisennitfour hoeur nman; . T'. (Wink) Weaver in charge of enincent wile~ WI Tcyer sn-ilI lolek after nine privileges. oni. E. Wells, sel cnosn ci I","ns"le mi"nd trainr, is dlirecting the0 crtirtnttlies tatie ' anbe a spl ntlid n-rc banri of fift iiees is untier tine learersrip of Professor Jones. 'Tie sipecial feates ire Ben Ali's Troupne of hiso stirlinis f tine est Zarella's shapside-down let. warcni, ann Leonards conredy baract, and fine rerd of ten trained erphans. In anditirn to tusen, there are wtell trained ponies, dogs. ine'-p, camels, etc. Mr. Gentry stales that he starts ot thin year under nos t fatoirsile conditirusu. All of Isis stock in a inials ae in hint-class shatpe; wh~ilc ftne sermonsi etinias and other roserties are in pire order. Hw is greatly inesed tinth S A ntonio as a lace to win- Fer, and liV arrnrd i retun bre at the close of the se on. The grounds of the f Ant ono InWOrDnitional ir furnish ideal quarters, and tire cinste is lst right. Nat a single anih oant lost it isinter. mesinn ss at four l ae-rndstances swts fine. From San Antonio the shos' goes to Aof- titn, andstill sindc aibount twso wneesl in Tex- ms-A. L. WiYNNE. NELLIE REV'ELL OUT WEST. Famuous, Vaudevillian Makes Big it at Butte,Mot Nellie Retell, the trav'eling reprcscnntatite of THE SHOW -WORtLD, inaugurated her Pacific coast tour at the Family thneater, Butte. Mont., and rceeiv'ed a roy'al welcome. The Eastern Stars gave a lea in her honor and the T. M. A. and stage hands local gave a Dutch lunch on the stage after the performance, at which all the newspaper men and performers and stage crews from all the theaters wtere guests. The editor of CHICAGO, ILL, a Butte paper writes to THE SHOW WORLD that his 1paper has not been to press on time sinece Nellie Revell arrived, and every time he needed any of his staff Ire, had to locate Miss Retell to find him. Miss Revell's weekly letters from tie coast will no doubt prove of great interest to performers generally. The Butte (Mont.) Miner last week had this to say about Nellie Revell of THE SHOW WORLD staff, who is making a tour of the Pacific Coast: Nellie Revell, "the girl who says things," and says them in a thoroughly new, bright and snappy way, is a prominent feature at the Family theater this week. Aside from the clever monologue act she does in vau- deville, Miss Revell's visit to Butte is not- able because of the standing she has won in newspaper circles. Miss Revell is one of the chief writers for THE SHOW WVORLD. She has dople newvspaper work in all of the big eastern cities, and her say- ings arc stidely quoted. She wton instant favor with eterday's audiences, anddoubt- less will increase her very lengthy list of friends by irany adieiring Butte acquaint- aences. Miss Retell coined the Prhrase, "You r'enmber me don't you?" and Butte cer- tainly will remember her. Itingling Season lig Success. Despite tlie financia depression still prev'ailing in certain quarters the RHingling Brothers' World's Greatest Shows. now at the Colioeum, Chicago, bas been doing a phenomenal business. The immense seating capacity of the Coliseum has been taxed to the limit nightly and at the afternoon perfor- noiances unusually large hsouses are the rule. This is at indication float the sho' is one of superior excellence and that the times have improved mater- ially. Circus men regard this as an aiuguiry of a succesnful season through- ouat floe coming summer. Speers Calls on Show World. I. C. Sneers, Cno sas formerly identified wxith the Gentry Brothers' interests, but weho has now retired from the circus ranks, was a caller at THE SHOTV WORLD offices while in Chicago trnsacting business last sweek. Aiston's Company in Philadelphia. Arthur C. Aiston has arranged Nith Miller & Kaufnan to put in a special company at line Girard Avenue tiseater, Philadelphia, startitng Miay 5 for a period of fromo four to six weeks. The organtRation sill be headnd by Estha illiams, Jane Corcor n an James M. Eropy, and their supeort ill be piced frain tine nmembners of -.Ntr. Aiston's company icn lai been on to r nting the present season. Tire opening bill still he The Se- cccit Orchnard. AMon'gnn Returns to Clevelnud. t. J. Morgan, president of tihe Morgan ithrographo Cu., returned to Cleveland, 0.. las't steel after a protracted sojourn in Euriope, stirere hoe insected various Euro- pean lithographing plants, preparatory to line installation of a nest plarnt for the Mor- gan Lithographing Co. in Cleveland. The new plant when completed will be the larg- est of its character in America. The pres- ennt plans cull for 15.000 square foot of floor space. McConnell, Promoter, in Chicago. E'. Wi. Mctujoninell, the. alausensoent pro- nl,t,r n 'ho in to inistall andn nmannage the tttle of line Monitor rind Merrimacr exhi- irition at Rierview Park, Chicago, is mak- ing his headquarters at the Great Northern hot 1. Tinney Visits Chicago. C. H. Tinney, bandmaster for the Cole Bros. World's Toured Shows, called at THE SHOWoWORLD offices while passing through Chicago last week, 0on his way to join the show at Youngstown, 0., for the opening on April 18. Mr. Tinney has been director of music for the Cole Bros. shows for the past four years, and has built up a splen- did organization. Npri 18, 1908. 11 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: It having come to our notice that certain firms, members of the Film Service Association, have sent letters broadcast containing the statement that any exhibitor who uses Independent films will be liable to having his theatre closed or taken away from him, we invite the recipient of any such letter to send it to us with an affidavit stating the manner in which it was received. Ifsimilar threats are made verbally, obtain the presence of a witness if possible and send us affidavits testifying to the threats made. This form of intimidation makes the offender liable to severe penalties. Kleine Optical Co. THIS WEEK'S BILLS AT CHICAGO PLAYHOUSES 52 State St.