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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(October 30, 1909)

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:   October 30, 1909.
have booked a number of attrac-
tinhand all indications point to good
business.-M'I 1V O N.
LOUISIANA.        ip"aa
New Orleans-The steamship "Cana-
dias"'of the Leyladline arrivedipr
fromnCherbourg w, ith one hundred and
hirty members of the troupe which
pens te ason at the French opera
he nextwNek.-~KOEPKE.
Kalanazoo1srouut a   deal closed
recetl Col. W.h s.Butterfield disposed
cf is inee st Ic t0.Bijou theater to
attle Creek-Several acts are being
gittha e            at     t
Bjjou.-The local ledge of Elks held
their annualmrinstrel show at the Post
theatereon the 29tl.-STRICl(.
Winona-The managers of Winona's
newplayhouse, onThird,between Main
and Ceinter, have returned from  Chi-
cago,where they purchased the scenery
and all other equipment for the thea-
ter. The interior of the house promises
to be as elaborate as any similar thea-
ter in the northwest. The opera seats
will arrive shortly and wilt be placed
dringtheoomingfewweeks. The car-
pntes and contractors are making ex-
cellent progress and the stage addition
to tthe building is nearing completion.
Thefrontuwilladdgreatly o theappear-
ance of the street.
aibbing-I. J. Power resumed pos-
session of the Power theater, the lessees
giving up the two years' lease which
they secured a couple of months ago.
it is stated that they were unable to
agre as tothemethod ofwmanagement.
Mr. Power will conduct the theater as
in the past.
Holyoke-. W. Rackliffe will erect
a theater in this city at an early date.
Kansas City-The press agent for
Maxine Elliott says this good-looking
actress is interested in building a new
playhouse for Kansas City. There are
only eight theaters here now, and when
William Morris, Inc., builds his new
theater there will be nine; the Meyer-
field & Beck new Orpheum will bring
the total up to ten and adding the Max-
ine Elliott playhouse would make a
grand, aye, sublime, total of eleven.
St. Louis-The Great White Way of
the West lEnd-Delmar boulevard be-
tweenEuclid avenue and King's high-
way-is assured  of another   theater
building which will be the most pre-
tentious of its kind in St. Louis.  A
hI-er lease hasbeen obtained of 175
feet of ground on the south side of
Delmar avenue,oppositeAubertavenue,
by theiselmar Theater company.
Lexington-Gus Sun's American Min-
strels have played to crowded houses
all the week a  nthe Hipp. Tommy Don-
anely, for eighteen  years with Al G.
SField, joined the Sun aggregation here
Thursday-The Majestic,playingrMuck-
erfess time, has made a second reduc-
tionini prprices, firstfrom  10 and 25
icent o 10 and20cents, and this week
announces that hereafter itwill charge
1and 1ents; matinees,tencents, all
asr the house-Te Auditorium, the
theater, ooking independent attrac-
tions, will he dark the coming week
whileimprovements are being made in
the acoustics of the building.-TtR-
1 NER,
Columhnas-The Wolf" played here to
bi business in McGhe's.  Al Nathan,
who has beenmanager of "The Wolf,"
leaes them  here to go to Chicago,
where heis tobe unitedin marriage to
Mis ireda Altman, non-professional.
Harry E. Rowe of Chicago came on
hereto take charge of "The Wolf," in
Mr. Nathan's placeF-SHEPARD.
WichitaRichard Carl and five mem-
bers of his "Mary's Lamb" company
Miaed their train in Kansas CitymMen-
day October 18. They caught a train
as faras Newtonand came the balance
fthedistance inautomobiles, arriving
he afterthe doorswere open for the
evening performance. Carle, in speak-
ing of the incident, said it was the
trt time he had ever missed a train,
and made the old timeworn    excuse
abut his watch being wrong. Perhaps
bewas right. Apacked housewitnessed
thePerformance of "Mary's Lamb" at
the Auditorium-The Woolf Stock com-
Parnygave an excellent performance of
"Leah  Kleschna"  last  week-The
Ivaudeville bills at both Princess and
Orpheumtheaters were the bestof the
seasos....The Novelty showed the Pitts-
hurg-Detroit games to Packed houses
Pairbur~y-..october 30, at White City,
Rase Campbell Brothers will give their
last entertainment of the season, after
which they will1 go into winter quar-
Iters at their farm adjoining this city.
Adam J. Nutzman, who has been with
thecirusdurngthe season, has re-
turned, and in a few days will open a
roiler rink in Nebraska City-DEN-
oliahs-The American Music hall,
'be new Morris theater, at Eighteenth
atogs is scheduled to open on
8 sington's birthday, February 22,
lii Is expected that the contract
wile let this week.-Contractor Star-
rewho has the contract for the Bran-
des theater, say that the theater will
beredyfo tyeopening on January 1.
Onev fYork-The Vendome theater Is
on  fthe favorite amusement spots
Inthi city. The Vendome Amusement
cnlnxhsscured the services of W.
0.le ~Of TroyN. Y., as local man-
Ster.,,Thi house is playing six acts of
audevitle, and Pictures. Mr. Fleming
vill reside in Buffalo, with offices in
the Vendome Theater building.
Toledo-From    all indications  the
American Musichalewillm  t be turned
over to burlesque. According to gos-
sip in theatrical circles, A. D. Stair,
owner of the building, has refused to
consider the proposition of the west-
er burlesque wheel whereby    the latter
would add the house to its circuit.
While this seems  to settle the question
in so far as burlesque is concerned, it
leaves the situationabouta s complicat-
ed as befores since agents of nearly
every other form    of entertainment are
endeavoring to secure a lease on the
theater. Arumor is in circulation that
the Keiths may get the house, but this
is not given much credence, because
William Morris, who just closed the
place, has a three-year lease, and it is
not believed he would consent to the
transfer of the house to his vaudeville
rival. Besides, it is generally believed
that Keith does   otwantaToledo thea-
ter at this time. Will Bettis, manager
of theArcade,is still after the theater,
but ho refuses to say what form of
amusementhe will install should he be
successful. He says the new Colonial
theater, onSummit street, willbe built,
whether or not he gets the American
Music hall. There is some talk of the
Toledo  theater managers joining and
paying rent on the housestoukeepo thers
out, as it is believed there are now too
many theaters in the city-Negotia-
tionsare under waytoestablish  thea-
teron the East Side, probably on Starr
avenue, near No. 6 engine house. A
big auditorium on the ground floor of
the building and fitted with modern ap-
pointments has been discussed for sev-
eral years by East Side people. One
plan under consideration is that of hav-
ing a business block frontage some-
what like the Valentine, with the audi-
torium in the rear.
Asltabtla-A new firmIn the theater
business is fitting up the Driscoll build-
ing on Bridge street for a theatorium.
They expect to be ready for an opening
within a week.
McAllister-The    Theater   Everlyn
caught fire the night of October 16 dur-
ing the performance. and one lady was
seriously hurt.   The theater is now
closed on account of a lawsuit-The
Yale theater continues to do good mo-
tion picture business.-The New Ma-
jestic is booked to open November 8,
with a six weeks' engagement by the
Big Bitiner company. A. B3. Este's will
manage same.-BUTTON.
Philadelphia-Carl P. Berger, archi-
tect, is completing plans for the erec-
tion of a first-class vaudeville th eater
at the   northwest corner  of Front
street and Girard avenue, for the Jumbo
Amusement company. It will have a
seating capacity of 2,000.
Donora-There. is in course of erec-
tion a vaudeville theater in this city
which wilt be the largest outside the
cities In western Pennsylvania.  The
playhouse is being built by Hopton and
Evans, and will have as eating capacity
of 1,000.
Greenville-An important real estate
deal was closed recently by which
Squire W. H. Miller of this city putr-
chased the Laird opera house property
from Mrs. H. W. Holby of Greenville
and Mrs. B. M. Camp of Union City.
'he property includes the opera liouse,
storerooms  and  a   large lot.  Squire
Miller will personally direct the opera
house in the future. The price paid is
not announced.
Oil City-Since theRie  Circuit com-
pany beganoperating theOil Citythea-
ter, the only house offering the "legiti-
mate"here, local theatergoers have beeS
offered productions whichhave never be-
fore played this city, and the business
done has generally been of the capa-
city order. George W. Lowder, former-
ly of the Grand theater at Carbondale,
Pa.,isresidentmanager, and Harry Far-
icy of Syracuse, N. Y., is treasurer.-
TheGrand theater, which has been dark
for several months, has been leased by
Orrie Smith of this city, who has re-
named it the "Hippodrome," and will
run   moving   pictures.-The  Orpheum
theater, under  the  management   of
Messrs. Frazier and McCullough, has
been doing good business-CONTINS.
OHarrisburg-The Orpheum just losed
one of the most successful weeks of
the season. A credit is duoe to Mana-
ger Floyd Hopkcins, who is always on
the alert for goodacts-BUXAUM.
Aberdeen-Sam Spedden, ofthe Sped-
den Stock company, hats ed hiscom-
pany and will take out aproduction of
"DuBarry." Mr. Spedden will be asso-
ciated in the enterprise by Harry L
Walker of the Walker circuit.-M'IN-
Sioux Palls-Mrs. Burnham, wife of
the popular  "Dad" Burnham    of the
Fisher Stock company, arrived in Sioux
Falls last week from Boston, and wilt
make this cityher home for the winter,
while Mr. Burnham is playing Sioux
Falls and surrounding towns.
Galveston-Yorke and Adams' "In
Africa" t the Grand was clevershow,
but the attendance was light, owing to
the fact that they are not well known
here-"TheTraveling Salesman" played
Sunday and Monday    nights and was
thoroughly enjoyed by large audiences
at both prfnmancs.-George    Cohan
and "His Royal Family" in "The Yan-
kee Prince" onTuesdayplayed to S. i.
0.-Adelaide Thurston in "Contrary
Mary"  received  fair patronage.  This
little woman   is a  favorite  here.-
Salt Lake-Howard Garrett, one of
the heaviest stockholders of the Or-
pheum, has assumed the management
of the house since the resignation of
Henry Sonneberg. The services of A.
N. McKay, formerly city editor of the
Herald-Republican, have been secured for
press agent, and Will Howard and Miles
Martin will occupy the box office. It
is expected that Mr. Garrett will be
succeeded before long by a manager
sent from the Beck offices-JOHNSON.
Green Bay-I. W. Jones. manager of
the Acme theater, has left for Beloit,
Wis., to get his wife and children. They
will makce their -'omec in Green Bay in
the future.
Racine-Omar Grundtvig of tim city
has just made a forty-two weeks' con-
tract with the "Red Mill" company as
an understudy of the leading man. The
company is now traveling through the
southern and western states.-"Pasqui-
lina, a comedy-dramatic skeiph, in
which Harold M. Shaw and Roland Sar-
geant appear, is a vehicle worthy of
their  talents.-Lois  Berri,  s inging
comedienne, with the W. V. M. A., is
making a big hit with her audiences.-
Janesville-Jefferson de Angelis made
his first appearance in this city last
evening at the Myers theater in "The
Beauty Spot." This company played to
S. R. 0. Manager Peter L. Myers of
the Myers theater was in Milwaukee
last week and closed a contract for
D'Urhano'shband for Thanksgiving week.
Spokane-Dan S. Weaver has returned
from Chicago, where he went to In-
spect the new Cort theater in that city.
Mr. Weaver has an interest in the new
playhouse-Edith Edmonston, who has
just returned from completing her mu-
sical education in Europe, will join "The
Talk of New York" company as achor-
us girl, at her own suggestion.  She
deposits $1,000 Ieith the management to
guarantee completing the season. Miss
Edmonston is a mezzo-soprano, is thor-
oughly fond of her work and is taking
this means of preparing for concert
work-her aim.    "The Talk of New
York" opens an engagement here on the
24th, when Miss Edmonston will join
the company-The Elks' Minstrels 21-
22 local talent played to Packed houses.
Folding and ASSembly Chais
Most popular priced chirs on the market for
picture show use
Prompt Shipments     Write For Catalogue
Peabody School Furniture Co.
and wanting to arrange dates for One
Night Stands orfora Week, willdo
so bywriting to J.W.Leonard, man-
ager Unique Theater, at San Ber-
nardino, Cal. Seating capacity, 1,000;
Orchestra, 5 pieces. Played several
large stock companies last season,
such as the Belasco, The Raymond
Teal Musical Company. The We Are
King Company, The Bell Boy Com-
pany, The Hollingsworth Stock, The
Campaigners and others.
We will be glad to hear from man-
agers who play the Coast this Season.
WOR SALF-Film Released Sept. 1,1cand
2c ft.; Edison,Power's,Lubin Machines $60,new
$100. Motiographsnew$125;oldsongslides5c,
setsS1.50. Forrent6000 ft. film, 3 sets slides,
one shipment $12 weekly; 12,000 ft. $20. Will
buy machines, film. H. DAVIS, Watertown, Wis
The Laemmle Film Service (196 E. Lake Street)       CHICAGO
The Laemmle Film Service (III E. 14th Street)       NEW     YORK
TheiLaemmle Film Service (Lumber Exchange Bldg.) MINNEAPOLIS
The Laemmle Film Service (4142 Main Street)         EVANSVILLE
The Laemmle Film Service (Pantages Bldg.)           PORTLAND, ORE.
The Laemmle Film Service (1517 Farnam Street)       OMAHA
The Laemmle Film Service (151 Main Street)          SALT LAKE CITY
The Laemmle Film Service (Casino Theatre Bldg.)     MONTREAL, CAN.
NY one of these hustling offices will supply you
with the 'choicest and finest film hits from the fifty-seven INDE-
PENDENT manufacturers of America and Europe! And any one of
them will go the very limit and see that you get a service that will
fatten your receipts week after week.   Not only that, but
you'll get the kind of treatment that you're entitled to-no matter who
you are. There's not a grouch on my staff. That's only one of the
many reasons why I am the biggest and best film renter in the world.
Don't be satisfied with the same old sing-song, flub-dub films you've been using.
Get the new, live, virile stuff. I've got it!

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