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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)

Correspondence [continued],   pp. 36-39


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September 28, 1907.
THE SHOW WORLD
NEW THEATER PROSPEROUS.
MIajestic at Springfield, Ill., Opens and is
Attracting Many Patrons.
The new  Majestic theater at Spring-
-ld, Ill., opened with the Candy Kid to
gbusiness. The theater is controlled
the National Amusement Company of
ew York with Frank Burt, president.
J. Karm, of Toledo, 0., is the local
anager.
The house is one of the prettiest in the
auintr  and absolutely fireproof. It has
seatin' capacity of 1,600 and prices are
om  1, cents to $1, playing   popular
iced prlductions. The booking is con-
oiled bStasir & Havlin, 1441 Broadway,
TOM NORTH'S CIRCUS NOTES.
Gentry Bros. No. 1 Show Has Small Fire,
But Delay is Brief.
Tom North sends in the following inter-
esting circus news:
"The No. 1 Gentry show had a 'one-
end' burn-out recently at Greensburg,Pa
One of those unaccountable things that
no one can be blamed for. Just a hap-
pening. Big top was dropped before
chandelier, front of band stand was taken
out, and blugh! that's the answer. W.
AV. Gentry immediately dispatched Frank
Gentry to Chicago to 'that equal to any
emergency' tent house, the Murray Com-
pany, and two days after the fire things
rrrrrr;
FACADE OF MAJESTIC THEATER, SPRINGFIELD, ILL:
New York City.   The  following  plays
Ive been at the house to date: The
'ndy Kid, Aug. 25-26; The Great East-
n World, Aug. 27-28; The Burgomas-
er, Aug. 29-31;  The  Four  Huntings,
Sept.1-4, all togood business. Sept. 5-7,
'lie Vanderbilt  Cup;  K~ate  Barton's
aptation, Sept. 8-9; The Volunteer
aisa Sept. 10-11; Martin's   Uncle
',ni's Cabin, Sept. 12-12-14; The Cow-
oy Girl, Sept. 17-18.
Chatter, a Lively Publication.
Chatter, a bulletin of events relating to
ie enterprises of the Rowland and Clif-
d Amusement Company, and edited by
1111nk Winch, has made its appearance
n enlarged form and with a great in-
ease of reading matter. The paper is
,ellprinted and contains many illustra-
alasof players and stirring scenes from
teRowlandand Clifford melodramas.
Chatter has incr-eased its list of read-
a from  seventy-five readers to over
00 and in less than seven months. Its
tlpos is to disseminate items of nterd
It to<I ;tland to "boost" everythingand
eville and istdestined to further ac-
anplishinents. Its mailing list includes
tery manager and agent of prominence
the world, and 642 newspapermen re-
dve the folio.
As a mediun for publicity promotion
moved nicely under a 40-middle wi
round end
"Speaking of the Steubenville, 0., Fifth
ward gang occurrence, W. W. Gentry ad-
vised me it was the most atrocious con-
ducthle had ever encountered. When the
fact became known that the show was
packing up to pull out and not give the
evening performance, Mr. Gentry was
accosted by several of the best class of
residents who apologized for the actions
of he hoodlums and also expressed deep
regret that they were unable to reverse
Mr. Gentry's orders to pack up and pull
out. They also claimed, according to Mr.
Gentry, that the gang ruled politics in
the Fifth ward and consequently seemed
to do as they pleased.
"Everything looks spick and span with
the show. 'Wink' Weaver has all stock
inexcellent shape andfeels justlyproud.
'Jack' Dwyer does different things and
also the privileges. Genial Jack isa fine
fellow. Somewhat of a newspaper man,
too, judging from the way he handled
the Altoona papers.
"Did Frank Gentry ever tell you the
Mr. Majestic story?  You've missed a
treat if you never heard him tell it. WV.
1V. claims Frank is the best 'fixer' a-goin'
and I guess that's going some.
"One thing made a great impression on
me and that was AV.    V.'s statement:
OFFICIALS AND STAFF AT WHITE CITY, LOUISVILLE, KY.
All Members of Louisville Lodge No. S, T. M. A.
Seated, left to right:-Heywood Allen, assistant manager; Cols. John H. Whallen
nd James Whallen, general manager and principal owners; Clarence Barnard,
aVner of one of the concessions. Standing, left to right:-Richard Hutti. Mr. Gurin,
Mulloy, Geo. Lippold, J. Sheldon, Juno. McLaughlin, Boone Jamison, Coley Camp-
ll yGoJmsn
, Larry Gerro, James Duncanson and
nd a source of news to dramatic edi-
irs, Chatter fills a neat little niche, and
ts editor and proprietors may feel justly
toed of its last issue. Chatter is what
-e name implies, and chatter is what
.5people want.
Charles Ringling in Ireland.
CharlesRinglingand family areenjoying
tsar or the Bri tish Isles and Chicago0
iends are in receipt of picture post-card;
owlingl senes in Treland where Mr. Ring-
ning     is  filmily    at  prsnt  so-
urni, lg
Fred MacEwen.
'Everybody working on the top and wag-
ons are the same that left San Antonio
with the show   last March, excepting
two!' Every tented aggregation trouping
this season has had 'help trouble' and
plenty of it. Now what is W. W. Gen-
try's answer?"
Under the efficient direction of W. H.
McFarland the side show with the Hag-
enbeck-Wallace shows is playing to big
business this season. Mr. McFarland has
no superior when it comes to putting to-
gc ttler  :.  -ITRUS n anex,  1111d  lie  is  n ling
lau1Is to his reputaltion this year.
Rhoda Royal, General Director  Charles B. Fredericks, Business Manager
A HIGH CLASS AMUSEMNT ORGANIZATION
pp  NR/H UAE    UpCS          R ATERNALSOC
ROYpPALIN 4UPICSOfk1C~
Now    Booking for the Fall
and Winter Season 1907=08
Can Work on Stage in 30=foot Ring
Correspondence Solicited from Amusement Committees. Offi=
cial Programme and Full Particulars Furnished Upon Request.
Address,CHARLES B. FREDERICKS,Business Manager
IN-000R CIC L65 GRAND OPERA HOUSE BLDG
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CHtIAGO       NIW YORK LifV  AN FRANO.SCO, CAL.  SEATTLE, WASH.
Frank ("Slivers") Oakley, the college-
bred clown with the Barnum & Bailey
show, is slated for "advanced vaudeville''
time this coming winter.    Slivers is a
master in his particular field of amuse-
nent endeavor and is the originator of
many clown novelties.
thoda Royal, the "Prince of Horse Train-
,-s," declares his indoor circus will eclipse
ill previous efforts in this line of endeavor.
charles B. Fredericks, business manager
-SThe Royal Indoor Circus, has estab-
shed headquarters in the Grand Opera
Iouse building, Chicago, and  is booking
-ine for the approaching tour of iis or-
cinization, to open Dec. 1. Secretaries of
Irternal societies will have opportunity to
s'-cure the finest attraction of its kind in
imerica.
Rhoda Royal has lined up an exception-
alt! strong programme for his indoor cir-
Sus, which is to open Dec. 1 and to ap-
i-ar in a number of the larger cities this
" inter. The Royal horses, with the Hagen-
back-Wallace show, will be a feature of
the indoor circus.
Hammerstein's Chicago Theater.
Oscar Hammerstein, the New York opera
promoter, is said to be contemplating the
erection of an $'800,000 home for grand
Opera in Chicago. Itisrumored thate is
now seeking a site upon which to locate a
building, which will be 350x150 feet in area,
and that he has selected M. Salomon & Co.
to secure it for him. Mr. Hammerstein is
reported to he desirous of getting a loca-
tion on Michigan Avenue, not far from
Twtelfth Street.
Changes Orpheum Orchestra Pitch.
Martin Beck, general manager of the
Orpheum circui announces to the perform-
cr5 that a change in the orchestra pitch
asa been made, commencing Sept. 1. In-
slead of the lowv or international pitch
heretofore used on the Orpheum circuit, all
h orchestras will hereafter use the high
cil. 011nd the singers ii' -XpeClted to oY-
,rn th ms elves accordingly.
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