Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(October 30, 1909)
Shuberts shows are shut out of Decatur, p. 22
Actor and newspaper engage in hot fight, p. 22
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ARTISTS: Goodhouses,goodtreatment,goodmoney. UnderDirectionGeorgeFletcher MISS MYRTLE HEBARD EUCEE ELKINS, ELCO AMUSEMENT ,62AA SHUBERTS SHOWS ARE SHUT OUT OF DECATUR Announcement of a New Theater in That Town Brings About the Closing of the "The Open Door" ACTOR AND NEWSPAPER ENGAGE IN HOT FIGHT Willard Mack to Bring Suit for Damages Against Salt Lake Paper Because of Alleged Libel DECATUR, Ill., Oct. 25.-Decatur is to have no more Shubert attractions. It is understood that the Shuberts will build a theater here in the near future. Until this announcement was made, the Powers' opera house management had been standing on neutral ground, al- though it presents a majority of the Klaw & Erlanger shows. The first cancellation of the Shubert attractions was that of the company which was to have sung "Carmen," with Joseph Sheehan starring, last Wednes- day night, and which almost resulted in a lawsuit. Wandering Fiddler Here. Errac, "the wandering fiddler," awell known White Rat, arrived in Chicago this week, after completing a success- ful engagement over the Inter-State time, and will remain here until he ar- ranges for his bookings for the win- ter. He will likely play western time. Errac jumped to Chicago from Galves- ton, where his act scored a hit. Errac, who came to America from the London Music Hall, was formerly a member of some of the leading symphony orches- tras and musical organizations of the country, but Is now appearinginvaude- ville with a violin specialty, In which he impersonates an old street musician. He also does some interesting talking in his act. Errac suffered a great loss over a year ago, his wife dying, and since her demise he has traveled ex- tensively, playing the big houses here and there, finding consolation in his vio- lin music and incidentally giving pleas- ure and happiness to his hearers, as his soul seems to be wrapped up in his work. Errac is a charter member of the Pen and Pencil Club of Philadelphia. He has not been in Chicago for some time and is receiving a warm welcome from his old friends. OMAHA CRITIC ROASTS "THE RED MILL" SHOW. Reviewer Says That the AttractionDoes Not Deserve Serious Consideration. OMAHA, Oct. 25.-"'The Red Mill' ground twice at the Boyd theater on Sunday, Oct. 18, and passed on," writes the critic of the Omaha Bee. "Perhaps that were enough to say. The lines of the piece are still very funny, the mu- sic is wonderfully sweet, the songs are good and the pictures are pretty. But Messrs. Emery & Martin are apparently outfitted for a long tour over the 'death circuit.' The company is so very pat- ently of the one-night stand variety that it doesn't deserve serious consid- eration. Messrs. Swor and Wood work hard to get some life into the parts as- signed to them, and Mr. Hartberg is natural and very funny as Wilhelm, the innkeeper. Mr. McClain sings 'Every Day Is Ladies' Day with Me' with good effect, and Miss Harvey gives 'Just Be- cause It's You' something like the ren- dition it deserves. The rest of the af- fair is rather sad. The stay was for the two performances only." Norris & Rowe Sell Out? LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 26.-It is re- ported that Charles Gondorf has pur- chased the Norris & Rowe Circus, that the aggregationawill make a tour south, remaining out another six weeks, and will winter at Lexington, Ky. Declare aDividend. URBANA, Ill, Oct. 20.-At the second annual meeting of the Illinois theater company held yesterday the usual divi- dend of 10 per cent was declared and ordered paid. SALT LAKE, Oct. 25.-For libelous publications, growing out of a war fol- lowing a disagreement between the man- agement of the Grand theater and the dramatic critic of the Herald-Republi- can over passes, Willard Mack has in- structed his attorneys to institute suit for damages. The paper began its at- tack by publishing a number of articles belittling the Pelton and Smutzer inter- ests, and the Grand answered by with- drawing its advertising, at the same time publishing prominently in its pro- grams, "Because of its despicable un- fairness to this theater, we do not ad- vertise in the Herald-Republican." Some days ago the paper attacked the Wil- lard Mack Company, charging that the members were on the point of rebel- lion because of unpaid salaries. Man- ager A. B. Jenson and Mr. Mack state positively that all salaries are paid up to the minute, and the entire company have published a statement over their signatures, affirming this to be true. The fight has aroused much interest, and as it involves the question as to whether a newspaper can keep up a systematic knocking with impunity, the result will be eagerly watched.-JOHN- SON. NEW SHOW AT WHITNEY NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT. Farce With Music Called "They moved a Lassie," with Charles E. Evans and Alice Yorke as Costers. Sunday night there will be revealed for the first time on any metropolitan stage a new farce with music, called "They Loved a Lassie." The piece is by George Arliss, the well-known Eng- lish actor, and Benjamin Hapgood Burt. As in the case of his past successes, "A Knight for a Day" and "A Broken Idol," Mr. Whitney will give Chicago the first peep at "They Loved a Lassie." The play bears a strong Scottish flavor, as the name. "They Loved a Lassie," might indicate, and in the second act the scene of which is laid in Scotland, there is an opportunity for a band of pipers, Scotch lads and lassies to lend a novel and pretty touch to the en- semble. Gus Sochlke has again done himself proud in the fetching costumes and arrangement of musical numbers, the chief of which are named "Light Of the World," "Why I Married You," "You're My Little Annie Laurie," "The Cook Book of Love," "The Banshee" and "Home Was Never Like This." The suffragette number will doubtless prove to be one of the most novel choruses any recent production has offered and it is full of surprises. The cast is headed by Chas. E. Evans, of the old team of Evans and Hoey cf "Parlor Match" fame and numbers such excellent artists as Charles H. HopPe, Alice Yorke, Forrest Huff, Helena Phll- lips, Amy Hamlin, Joseph Merrick, Louise Skillman and Eugene Moulan. The chorus is a "bunch" of forty Amer- ican beauties for whom the handsomet gowns Manager Whitney could purchase have been provided. FOR SALE -14 l--poneElecica- FOR SALA;#chines. New and cheap. .Fred Cromwell, 3000 Michigan Ave., Flat 32, Chicago 2124-26 Michigan Netherl n do0el a t., cR9a, I. Electric Lights-Steam Heat-Ideal Location Rates: 75c to $1.50 per day $3.50 to $8.00 per wek European Plan Catering to Professional Patroage C. H. Lott, Prop. 1.-5 Phone Randolph 1363 Private Postal Wire WALTER F. 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