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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 13, 1909)

Live news notes picked up in Chicago,   p. 15

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Noted OrganizatiOn Will Open in Illinois
*   and Their Go to New   Orleans to
Sail for Panania.
BLOOM)IfNGTON, Ind., Nov. 10.-Roy
Feltu  contiactin  press agent of the
Barnum  and Bailey show, is at his
home at Bloomtingttonl. Indiana, for a
short rest before sailing for Panama
in the interest of Gran Circo Shipp.
In speaking of Gran Circo Shipp to
a Show World representative, Mr. Fel-
tus said: "We have everything in ex-
cellent shape for the opening at Peters-
burg. Ill.. which will take place in
Shipp's winter circus building, shortly
after the rlsing of the Barnum  show
where Arr. Shipp is the equestrian di-
rector. Mr. Shipp has the company's
roster almost completedi and will have
an organization far in advance of those
of the two previous seasons. After the
opening at Petersburg, the company will
go direct to New Orleans and sail for
Panama on one of the United Fruit
Company's new million dollar steam-
ships. The show will have a brand new
outfit and the equipment will be first
class in every particular.
"The list of performers will include
the names of some of the leading ar-
fis of tis country a d witi      n-
"aeetof two or tisree more hig-
class acts. with whom AMr. Siitp is
nows ilia, the Itrogramn to he
presented will le one of real merit.''
Ir. Shipp and Air. Feltus will both
resume their old positions with Barnum
and Bailv next year.
Actor Writing Book.
Vaughlan Gaser is writing a book of
practical advice to those 'who want to
go on the stage. The chief trend of
the advice is to adopt almost any calling
before that of the stage. The book con-
tains mnyu chapters taken from Mir.
laserstiertsoal experIence-FRYE.
Bliss Joins Stock Company.
J Iaeis A. Eliss, the somewhat stout
coitediani, who has been playing "Bob
Billings" in "Chums" with Mabel Mont-
gotn'v in vaneville this season. closed
in tilwaukee, Wis.. through lack of
boohin'gs October 21.  Mr. Bliss was
tautteiliatel enigagod by Manager Friend
of lit 1tock company at Shubert thea-
let to tipwi Novetmber 1:-.
Mt. Bli is a clever actor anti hi
work in the "Chums'" sketch was a
big feature. I-e is popular in the pro-
fession and his friends will be elated
to hear that he has landed a good bertih
for  lilt  wiltr.
Young New York Composer Should Have Credit forthe
Song Hits in the New La Salle Production
While .Jos'ph -I,. oa1-t rd's name is
still in the trio of musical comedy
nakers, who furnished the latest Singer
show to Chicago, it now transpires, that
Harold Orlob, a young New York coim-
poser. should have the credit for the
isong Ihits in "The Flirting Princess."
A.t Orlob has returned to New York,
after coming oi to witness the opening
of the attraction, and before ie left for
the east ie made arrangements here for
collectingi the royalty on his songs. The
two lig hits in the Iroluction are: "te
Loves Ay Dreamy E4es," sung by Miss
May Yokes, and "I've Been Kissed in
San i'rancisco," the song that Violet
Dale sings at the close of the show.
Several ctf the other songs are also the
Ech  11
ti' d
i-- 'till
wo-ctrk of Alr. orlob. and in fact, the
grtetir p),art of the music in the piece
is from his po.
Alr. Orlob was formerly a resident of
Salt Lake, where ie attracted much at-
tention by writing and staging and put-
ting on a comic opera when ie was but
16 years of age. Later he came east.
and he put on antother comic opera, of
hi  its own construction in Detroit, andi i;
work twas so successful that ie attract-
ed the attention of the Messrs. Shuberts,
who took him east, and 'where he has
since been furnishing musical numbers
for numerous Broadway attractions.
The young composer has received sev-
eral flattering offers in the east, and it
is quite probable that a new show with
score by hiniself will soon be produced.
ceason at Booinville, lnd., Thursday,
Ocrobter 2S,andntproceeded toEv'ansville,
lad., wshere titl, witer quarters aill l o
located at the Tri-State fair grounds.
The Evansville Business Men's Asso-
ciation secured the circus for the cite
and   the  liberal arrangements   they
made were a determining factor in in-
ducing the show to winter in the south-
ern city.  The Norris &   Rove show
opened March 11 at Santa Cruz, Cat,
and has been orit thirty-three weeks
and one day. Walter A. Shannon has
purchased a half interest in the show
and he and H. S. Rowe are the sole
owners. AMr. Shtannon will acet as man-
aiger in charge of the, show n ext sea-
son, txile IT. S. Rowe xill continue as
general manager, hut till take abso-
lute charge of the advance, routing and
booking of the organization.     Many
chnnges are contemplated in enlarging
the show and adding new equipment
and stock.
Alvord on Newspaper.
NeI Alvord. of the Hingltn  advance
force,, hia- gone into winter quarters at
Superior. -Wis. -Atir. Alvord will be con-
nected with the ecitorial staff of the
Duluth News Tribune during the winter
Shuberts in Salt Lake.
SALT IK ('sltITVA Nsits itf
sevc-tal t Is a  in  tie '-ttlets It5\"
flefinitel secred a house in Salt LIk
ti  tiftitr  Not v. 2  tisis  ctt  asitl elsa-
;great many of the atitrsctton  offil'
li yltis concerts  Duri'ttg rteiastaxeek,
mten have been tt work night and day
to remodel the Lrie, henceforth to be
known as the Shubert. The Lyric has
been a motion picture house for the past
six montts tnder tite control of Arax
Florence, who also manages the Luna,
Elite and Tsi theaters.
The seating, capacity has been en-
Iieied to 1,235. and the latest improVed
opera chairs have been italled. Now
etrpets have 1ien laid. the walls and
ceiling redecorated and a general reju-
venation has taken place. The lease on
the Shubert expires in Ala, and it is
stated that a new house will be erected
iy that time tt a cost of $125.000, the
site having already been selected. The
new theater will proibly become the
Orpieum. in order to accommodate the
constantly increasing business, and the
present house of that name will be
taken by the Shuberts.     Charles H.
-Wells. assistant cashier of the Utah
National bank hial been chosen a, man-
ager. and under his direction the work
is goig forwarid. The opoing bill is
"The Gay Atusiciian." to be followed by
"The lI t',tn Honaie.''-T5ISNHtN`0.
Picture Managers Organize.
A meeting of the managers of the
moving picture theaters in Chicago was
liid at 106 Handolpi street at two ). im.
last Tuesday. The meeting of the pre-
vious week   was discussed   at some
length at the opening of this new meet-
in   and sorne of rte temporary lofficers
asere elected to setso perrantenttly. Ton
nets membilers axore atdtitteti. Tire fol-
lowin officers were elected to serve un-
til i nuary: .1  LeClair. president:  G.
.T. Gilmore. vice-presildent; 1). Swartz,
treasurer, ainr Diave Brrnsavik. secre-
tars'. Tire putrpose of rthe orgaitization
avouild applear, to lie to assist rthe local
auttorities in their efforts to make the
local teatcriums is safe iand law-abild-
Ing- as possible as well as to foster good
fellowship among exhibitors. The name
of the organization, whil not definitely
determined. will probabltv be the Amuse-
ment Mlanagers' Association of Chicago.
Grace Hazard to Headline.
Grace Hazard. the ditaite comedienne,
itn her great hit, "Five Fet of Comic
Opera," will be the headline at the Bush
Temple the tveek of Nov. 22. when the
theater will be turneied into a vaudeville
Doec Bacon, who is doing a black face
act in vaud-ville, will introduce a new
piano act shortly.
Alen Summers is rehearsing a Ger-
man act which lie will present in vaude-
ville this season, opening in the east.
Harry Newton is the author of this
offering and it is claimed to be the best
that lie has ever written.
Bert Glickhauf, formerly well known
as a newspaper man in Chicago, is this
season out in advance of "Kitty Gray,"
a new English musical comedy, which
is being offered by Charles Frohman.
This piece will be seen in Chicago some
time diring the season.
Peter Pellmann, formerly with    ithe
Bush Teitple and laiter with Hermant
LIeb in "I)tpe  - will jtin Johnson arlai-
Ve 1& Mlike in vaudeville. Mr. Fellmann
still Ito 'si-I in ta boty pnrt, and txill
hat     aipplrtlity to do <ccentrie coa-
o l. T nIat has been booked over the
Omitein1 t r:e. Alt. <N-1Imatnnawill maike
Atji-sti-. 'Thnksiring tw-k.
Horacei  . Clarkformerly with Fran-
cis;tarritll'', lZott itf it- Raitchot.''
is playing in "The Bishop's Carriage"
at the National theater this week. Mr
Clark has numerous friends in Chicago
and is a popular player.
Jack Harlow and Claudia Korinek, who
have been playing In vaudeville in their
sketch called "Dickey Bird" were in the
city this week. Next week they will
Play Alichigan time with their sketch.
Maurice Pleckles of The Laemmle
Film Service. Chicago, is taking the
Waters it French Lick   Springs   this
week, and will return to take up his
duties Alondav.
Jake Mitchell, manager of Laemmle's
offne in E-vansville, Ind., is in Chicago
t   rnfcaring with the home office.
Phillip Lewis, junior member of the
Chicago -ilm Exchange, is out on the
coast ant1lt will probably return later in
The Thompson Brothers, George and
Thaudari uave Tel-rsing a new  act for
Yankee    rohich ts havestled "Th 
b Iolctsltu  rittciahman," and it will
Chelico tte ins fewdays at one of the
Eleanor Alrtilt. understudy to Edith
ere itli tI Iavana" Which will be open
here it tet near future is it it0 city,
and a guest at the Alexandria hotel.
li 5Alerton undersittdied Gertrude Alil-
inbtn i '"The Girl fron Rector's" dur-
IrWit sta in Chicago.
William  V. Mong, the    well-known
atsirater actor, is tppearing this wte'k
't Sfttlers theattr, on the North Si-i.
in a sketch called "The Claybaker." 'Te
sketch is dramatic in style. and it cre-
ated consideralle stir. Alr. Aong is
doing sone effective character stork in
the playlet-
The Eight Bedouin Arabs have been
engaged as a big feature of the opening
of the new Gaiety theater at Ainneap-
olis next Saturday.
The Seven Belfords, famous acrobats,
have been bookedI as air added attrac-
tion with the Beliman show and will
join Jack Singer's attraction at Kansas
City otn Nov. 28. The engagement will
last for ten consecutive weeks  Singer.
had the Belfords last year and they
proved a big drawing card.
The Eight Harris acrobats, European
marvels, were engaged as one of the
features of the Aardi Gras at Louisville,
Marcia, a local favorite, is trying out
a new act in which she introduces a
novelt- elcetritcanI iltsime finish rind
ailltnegotirte for trehbg time.
Syde Ishoo, musical rube, is now doing
isisttit  t aut c-lu ctls  this  stinter  arouin
Ciiicait, bingii 1'ookedis INYienry'Broswit
John Stockdale, well known in Chi-
eago circles, returned to Cicago Sunday
after being down at Fort Worth, Texas,
for four monthis managing tire Royal
ilm Service office at that place.
Carl Laemmle is in New York this
Maurice Downey, of Downey and Wil-
ltrd, is back in Chicago greeting old
friends and making new ones. Downe '
and Willard, who are appearing in a
comedy sketch in vaudeville, have just
completed a several weeks' engagement
over the Sullivan and Considine time.
DowneY had the pleasure of riding from
Nesw York in the saime car with George
Considine and their convemsation proved
interesting to both. Downe'x was for-
merly a member of the trio of Downey
Conn tand Willard, which played -D1%
Lauder." ic was ilso with th team of
Downey and Benetta at one tine
Earl Flynn, singer and dancer, was
engaged to open with the "Girl in the
Grandstand." He is said to have origi-
nated two parts and introduced two new
Ada Gleason has been engaged by
.Tules Aurry to play lead in "Via Wire-
less."  She was for three years one of
the most popular imembers of the Alar-
vin Stock in this city. The company in
which she is engaged will open Sunday,
Nov. 7, at Youngstown, Ohio.
A. C. Winn is in town this week. His
wife. Belie Barchus. has been playing
nswitaiih "A Knight for a Day-the
Whitney production. Winn has lately
been with the Winninger Brothers and
reports that at two matinees and two
evening performances tie T1inningers, at
Oskosh, Wis., Saturday and Sunday co-
ralled $400 and that the show has been
going big all season.
Mabel Vernon, who has been doing a
snake dance with the Sells-Floto shows,
arrived in Chicago Sunday night. She
stated that she had no plans for the
future, although it was likely that she
would again go into burlesque a-here
she t-ill be known as "Princess Olga,"
Dave Jarrett, the manager of the No.
2 car of the Sells-Floto shows, closed
at New Albany, Miss., and went back
to see the slot  at Birmingham, arriv-
la g in Clhicago last Wednesday night.
He reports a happy season. He had
thirteen men under is charge and paid
out $11,00 to them at the last stand
Dave Isas become the father of anoriror
boy during the season. The first boy
is thrirteen monthrs old, while the latter
is three months young. Dave intends
to stay in the cit gy Last season he
livetiat Aurora, an eighty-mile ride, but
during his absence his wife has taken
a comfortable fiat on the West Side,
where Dave will be glad to see his
friends during the cold weather.
Neil Scranton, lecturer with the Sells-
FPoto shows, arrived in Chicago this
week and is glad to be back, although
he reports one of the happiest seasons
he has ever had. He will rest here for
son time before taking up other work.
Dick Reno and his wife reached Chi-
cago this week. They have lately been
playing vaudeville with a sketch called
"The Clown and the Lady," and have
covered the Pantages and Sullivan-Con-
sidine time. Previously they were well
known in circusdon. Reno has gained
an enviable reputation as a clown while
his wife has von much merit as a con-
tortionist. They were with the Ring-
ling show for nine years and later with
the Barnum & Bailcy aggregation.
William Cranston, formerly manager
of a number of tieaters in the north-
west, has lwen engaged to go in ad-
vance of "The Royal Chef" company.
Grace DeMarr, who isappearinga ith
H. it. l-'tsizi--s "A Knight for a Day"
compan-v, will enter vaudeville next sea-
son. presenting a new act, entitled "An
Oriental Awakening."
Jess Harris, the well known comedian,
is with "The Flower of the Ranch" com-
paty. playing the part of "Skeevers."
Fred J. Powers has joined the Davis
stock conipant, to play heavis.
Josephine Hallowell left Chicago this
week to appear with "Babes in Toy-
land" company.
Pearl Scott signed this week to play
one of the principal roles in the "Cry
Baby" company.
Ed Moran has been engaged by F. R.
Cole for his vaudeville act, "The Stand-
Frank Ellis will be seen with the
Leon stock company for the balance of
this season.
Ralph E. Smith, who Interpreted the
chatrcter of the Man in the dramatic
sketch, "The Devil, the Servant and the
Aan," has resigned as a member of this
act and will portray a role in "The
Blind Organist."
H. W. Rice has been secured by Rob-
ertHarris to play the leading role with
Isis "DIaniel Boone, Lost Trail" com-
Esther Rujero has become a mem-
ber of the Academy stock, in this city.
Alas Rujaro will be seen in the leading
Boyd Nolan, the popular leading man
at the Peoples theater, on the West
Side, has resigned from that institu-
tion and will be at the head of a strong
stock organization, which will be lo-
cated permanently at the Victoria thea-
ter at Lafayette, Ind.
Allen K. Foster, who has been identi-
fied with a number of musical attrac-
tions out of Chicago, and who has been
playing an important role this season
avith "tt District Leader," resigned
from that company this week and re-
turned to this city.
John Sterling, manager for Rose Mel-
ville, "Sis Ilopkins," was in Chicago
this veek
Maude Truax closed with the "Girl
From Rector's" and departed for New
York this week.
Fred J. Davis is one of the latest to
join the Davis stock company.
New Comedy to Go Out.
"The Sport aii the Girl is te title
cit a iseat- crmoty is5- IRobert Clai'ke,
which will soon be put out by Charl-s
E. Heath. The comedy is in tiree acts,
and is built around a case of mistaken
identity. The characters are said to be
at-ell drawn in this piece, and the situa-
tions are said to be full of fun. The
hero is a manl who follows the race-
track, and i l  linguag  is along the
Getirai.Alle order.
Hungarian Fianiste Coning.
Another hittain   of  ntisual nterest
IS it101sisit1 )I'- tlie C'oncert Ditetion
Alax lnbinIff for next Sunday afternoon.
when th  third of the series of popular-
priced concerts introduced by that firm
will lie given at the Auditorium. AtIle
Yolainda Aero, the greatest pianit the
iingarian race has given to the world
sitcc  tt' fiivs of Iiszt, witI  e lIeard
stitli At. ' ntiliot(ie Uiagirza, rthe fanios
Spantishi bsaritone. aint rthe ChIiciago Pil-
harmonic Orchestra.
These operatic orchestral concerts at
nominal cost have taken such a firn
Ioldioft tC'icai  tmsic loers titt, tug-
iing fron te expetteince ofrthe last isvc
Snitsy   wnhot  te vast Auditoritit
pirsictills iii hs bteen sodiout fiomhpitto
doite. persons who would enjoy them
would do well to secure their seats in
advance. Announcement of so pleasing
an attraction as AlIle. Mero and the
t'vert-topuilar Ie Gogorza tx-as responsi-
1le for a loig liue of ticket biuters at
the hox-office window imiiediately after
the clos  of the concert Sundav, whbent
Atte -'eisttl attt rite Hussian violin-
ist. Xiiktissky. appseirmei.
Norris & Rowe End Season.
BOONVTLLE.     Ind.,  Nov.   1.-The
Greater Norris & Rowe circus closed its

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