Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 14, 1907)
News from cities east, west, [and] south, pp. 10-11
September 14, 1907. THE SHOW WORLD lits l Iifl ait (!' iAttractions Are Preparing to Court For- C T H Money, While AIIVVJEi tune on Tours to the FarS.)JI. 11 Having Goo EAST Hill Coin NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 7, 1907.) BY 1. C. SILVE. OPERA still be heard here this inteir. Now Orleans is assured of the cominte ofan operatic troupe which w1 ill com- lare favorably with the best ever heard t tile famous French Opera House. Tie ntract, for the egageattt in this city of the big Lomtbardi opera Company was tgned today by Signor Enrico Caalli of Itallo Arnerian, and Signor 0. M. Rat- , of Sail Francisco, stihu, with Signor Et- siraioi, publisihes 'Itlia', tile Italiat ally of Sl Francisco. Sig. iavali leaves I tonihtl for New York to iee t the )mIpany I its arival front HilIels ane, I biicpall it to Iriso2, ithere its igagu- I mnt beg'ins Sept. 12 at tile Ciots thea- te.Font Frisco tile company still go to t Auditorium i t cater at Ens Angeles l lel to the Itheater at Berk after i lich it will start for New Or , arrins itre aloult Dtce c. and 'l Ieiais uil tile Cattivall season..Tl trupe inrludes among its 100 members SWu tenots and trite 7 ritia Hionnas, ote of th'se primait donnas being Mmte. Adele Pado- ,ani, who will bei eard ini the United States ,or the first time, although silo is iwoli- l:nown in Europe, twheto rite press, especial- t she Germlan 1 papers, speak highly of ter, iparing her to Settbrich and Melba in their best days. Another of the prima nnas till be Mie. Estther Ferralaini, who tI here witl Eoncaallo, and whose re- mblane to Queen Ielnt of Italy is so titled as to exite comment. One of the i-curs is Cel Signorini, who was decorated ast Decembii by King Victor Enanianuei cnd who is rcLoned the greatest liviig not. New Theater is Planned. There is a dal oil for the erection of an- thrnew theater in New Orleans. No-its- -toiheatriCal 1ipeopli have betien negotiatisig 1:ough a local real rstate firm. for a tell- ear lease oi the aucleic property in Ifo1al street, between 'Couanal and Ibersille-river sie. This pr1trty is an old building, tiee stories inl lieigit, tias it 0-foot front- lge and runs back to Exchange Place, 129 teet. A represetitie of the Gaucho es- tate stated that teris for a ten-year lease had been quoted. It is not known just Who i after Ite property. A promineilt Noh e theatrical lirm B solis to lie Willing to not a ailleto tioase oi the site. 1HITE c'ITY---Offinhach's operettas are fr in avor with the plagoeis of New * leans, and thItir selection as a liile to a weissful stinier sc.son i was a happy soght oi its ptrt of Ninag-i Seiamens. ]: Perichole was the feature last wtk, enil llt comp iy also repeated tie Uhtnial i-ls. The fari ell pe-totrmanclie wtS Otiv- te. The tirl still I-lm iii cl-te untit xt Stumr I Melodrama Makes Hlit. ItAUPHIfNE -Molodrallia is hlre. It cut 50~ slit' 1t sieifeitg discharge cOf tie- i titee Daupiin aid threw the gallery ts into ssuiu of unadulterated joy. The ItO tl eotitiotidlly pailitei to tc rs" th atmosphere inside hot, but it n't a (irciustance to te fever heat of King and Queen of Gamblers. The im- rssion after the final curtain wient down as that the company isill be opuar. Every -nige member of the organization was thtre ih the oods." The ovations ac red playeIrs on opening performances nt to iss tillian Bayer and big Tont Slay, ihos work in the new coipal* Is quite utp to their former standard. J Burke in lt, lead was good. 'Tihe first -ange of hill at tih Dautoine was A De- late Chance, a stirring sensational dranin. 'RESCENT o Ilow isg 1 nder Southern Iies, wih1 spI-d the Cresc-nt Sunday. liies lii imustinl rimedy, The Rollicking l, whilu wlien last seen lier, at the l1ane, stairred Sam rnard nd Hl ttie lt ilams, this season will have Suitz Ed- tler tho did excellent work in The Sil- Slipper. Next cotes Yorke & Adams, lb a nti show that is said to celipse- st Year's successful vehicle Banktiers and I okers. fTLANI-The finisii 'tiit iiRitrlt nos 1,lt(its 1ss ic Thu-its-iitu tie, it(,huse k as fresh as the day it wt as built. Titt 1illd usill o tln it l house follot In it'd !OCeessios biy 'rie Untisre, Cl'stee ineymoonl, Wilton Lackee, Otis Skinnr. -e Stahl in he Ihoiis Lady and the it political show, The Man of it, Hour. 1X1RIC-A strong vaud ille till seas tion at the Lyric to fill in time till the ial ofthe tBlany Stock Co., it iiith optis - tseason Sept. 8. All the acts stere `x- - s inally good and made distinct tilts ri Weick, ho possesscs . nagulificent itlne voice, Sang ballads with lecasin I 'sults. 1ils Agnes Maher, the It ish Night- 'ale, offers it original tionologue and hitis comsedY. A turn which was exceptionalit ni was put ol by lite Mitchell Sister, a ri cleer team of sing-rs and Ianers- Greenwall is Opened. WEST END--With all tue respect to the tr nuimbers ont the bill, Harry DeCoe ,I mal withi the tables and chtalis," is thoul~t qutestion fte feature ofI Drograninte- .iette, thle shndowgraphist, again nwet with eor, and Lopez & Lopez, tite Spaie r in- -timentalists, iaso mattdi good. ttanager Walt BinriNi, of the Creeccnt. is n in tosni, having spent his vacation New Yk. tie is just now full of remi- enses -I old GIothmi and "that dear old tet Islanud'' The CoinIbla Amuenent compalny held boards at Elmira Pleasure Grounds tthe t weeki and preented as creditaice a pro- tttion as has b-n ston at 11ic ovr-the- er resert this ....umo, . SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 7, 1907.) BY IRVING -1. VILSON. R ittLAI theater-goers are ont tilt toes ith expectatny regarding the numer- ous attractions swhich are coming to the coast, and this vinter will see one tf the greatest thercical sasons in the his- toiy of San Frncisco. Sitoce the late un- lileaatne-s (April 1, 1906) most compan- ies cut this city out of their itineraries; and wse good naturedly tooc what was giv- In us by the mitanagers of the playhouses; I it now it is quite iftirent, as ire are more bettledi atid ractically -covered hoti in ialth and business and coneqteitly the thIreatial field is also chang& to ouch tin extet, that se can once more enjoy the Nciy be.st talent iin ile countly. The until- trous theaters are doing well this wteek, and t:ill laubtltss continue to do so thrioughout th-, now Season. At te Van Ness, Broadhurst's dramta, The Man of the licour, is doing a big busi- nslacied houses nightly, titl1 all intdi- orbitns pinht to a retorel etui. Tliis the second wteek, at the end of sehich wSe isill 1ave In tile Bishop's Carriage, stith Jessie Busiley in the star part of Naice Olden. Miss Bushley's acting seas much enjoyed here last season, wrhell ste andI the play a ppeaIced at the Colonial. Good Bill at Orpheuim. The OrpliOuni's lead this ieek is Hloudini, -he ianu-cuff king of the wtoeld. It is need- less for I, to miake aiy commient onl lou- !ini's performance as te is too well RinwI ii thatrical etcie, rnd it kiarvel it his G sh N D eliglitfo o seni nuiter is lhe ishiaL' Drettt, tplayed by U. IBantia- ti and Copany. th e t i tig orn- telitinas, tt th e Scteic 0tiasormatOiont is xIItisite. Two other tiNw numbers are The lialZers, clever acribats id Lecona Thur- I t-, assisted by four pickanninies. The l d-overs at Fotet tos andi his musical o oa great hit last veek), Mile. Martha, smil' suborsand Fred Ray & Co. A beau- tiol itosin1g picture is giveI this t ele, slioving a torpedo ilotillia in full actin. Denis O'Sullivan, after a successful weel in A rral- Na-Pogue, changed his programin Stith Moiiiiy evening's performance to Peg- gy AIhuree, which will be followed in turn te'xt week by Tli Shaughian. The new bill at the Centrial for the weel' is -aved From Shai; ile the other tiel- odramia house, the Novelty, has When Wom- en Love. Both attractions are doing well Special Moving Pictures. The Davis continues itith Vaudeill p) e- foritaneo aftre<ion rti -nliigs The mtiot iprominti-e aiietisid numtbier is, ape- cial Moving Pietures of the oas-N lson Fiighlt. 'i e CIutes Amusement Park is drawing ei crowds weck-inds. This place swill be lith scene of many gala gatherings , w heili tIh, Grand Operai Co., opens a tit Chuttes Ii-cire cit Spiltemer. I e openig toot- IitiiiiiO still be Wed-neisday tsriti, Setpt. t1, wito Needles Aida. 11h1e Prites fToater did not open as Sott 0as taticiiatied, but thiern tenA its dones to the 1101lie Sacurdiay evenling Ang. 31. The Elks Local No. 3 bought out t1he Orphoui for Thuirsday evening, and a great tinme was had. KANSAS. TOPEKA, Sept. 7-The Majestic Theater, tinder brilliant auspices and imuch enthusi- asni, inaugurated at season of advanced audeville Sept. 1. The bill in its entirety i nludes The ''ignarielly Duo, Kathryn lElate, Baker & Robinson, Karle iumiel, Felix Adler, Leo & Chapian, Prof. Cal- kins' Orchestra and the Majestiscope. fle real opening of the regular theat- rical season of 1907-S took place when the Grand opene Friday night, Sept. 6. with Three of I U. Coming, Yankee Re- gent, Spt. S; Dasid Corson, 9-10; Miss Pocahontas Opera Conany, 11; Billie Kr- Stod's Minstrels, 12-13, Trust Busters. 14; anderbilt Cupi, 15. IThe Novelty, a new moving picture house, opened Aug. 31 in the old location recently vacated by the vaudeville house oearing the satae nanme; buaineas good. Vinewsood Park continues to draw the crowds. The present season to datq has beaten III records. That the retialning ieekles will keep up the pace of attendance ondc popularity goes without saying. NEIRASKA. ItNCOLN, Sept. 7-The Nebraska State 'air, 2-6, brings with i t many special at- ractions. At the Oliver will appear the tyinat Twins and W~est's Minstrels. At the Lyric ant exceptionally strong bill of vaudeville will be the feature. At the yNmarket the Patterson Carnival Com- pany is drawing large crowds. At the Au- ditoriumo wrestling matches are going oti. At the Elite, 1Vonderland and Joyo and all he other smaller theaters large crowd, are gathering to see the extra strong bill of mooviing pictures. Barnum & Bailey's -ircus was a main feature Sept. 7-C. P. illIMAN. SOUTH D)AKOTA. SIOUX FALLS, Sept. 7-Majestic (H. C. itoltoes, manager)-The Three livards, cometly sketch: Campbell & tull,, danc- ing; Margaret Grayce, comedienne; moving picture; business good. Now Theater (Sam Bear. nanager).-A Woman of Mystery, Sept. 2, to fair busi- nesS. Dreamland.-Movsing pictures, business good. Bijo.-Moving pictures, business good.- -ONEYV HLftIME ST. PAUL Sept. 7, 1907.) BI JACK BARRETT. ARGE crhowds have prevailed this holi- da s teek for the people of the mid- dle northwest, and the Twin Cities- St. Paul and Minneapolis, is the Mecca for many thousands of pleasurc-seekers. The -Minnesota State Fair-the greatest State fair in the history of the state or the country, Opened Monday, Sept. I, ith an attandan e of 100,00 , which ecipsed any ptre-ious atteallbee rtor0s Dan Patch, the sworld's faimous p was tie draving card for itle opening day. Aside flomt the excelleit racing card uonitrl by the iliatl- ageietit, there is an excelent piograi of platform and aerial acts to ie seei tice tlily, among lii .t s 01ile falious Jackson eailyhi of leliy and trick boh yclists ala- th- Whirling Dervishies, anl ontte of Arab- lan acrobats, iii 1atlaudits. The Zamora Ioamrily, aetitl aitists, are pleasing. w lihs & 11asan, ciamou acrobats and Shields & lingers, laot msatiplinar, ate iell tre- retieud. Ainelig ile icee--taiiig aunti breati-abating festuires are Daredevil Dougsterly'S bilitde for Life into a ficry pit, and jean olin itelttzan in a tirilling h5igh- trir e t. Tni evelilige pifornumu con- eludes with Gegory'o Siege of Jericho. In aa ddiitioi to tile lmierous amitusemtteit aut etcing leiiatri-s latore the stands, The Bike has its usual itOtings of thirty Side- shotS, all uncountable number of morry- go-tuotnts, terris whIe-elo, etc., all of wisiiei tend to please tile iast throngs of ptair-t sucIers. The mansagera of tie Stupoendous fair ar entitled to lite many contplintents tily at rec-iving. lies atd his urchiestral Band, assisted by a Chlous of o00 mixed oics, ale pleas- ing thousaisids st tile Auditositiu by the -nidition of the Aunerienna. Olcott at the Metropolitan' ChuLtory 0lcott is celi this season in L tsr\ iristi-ronanic draliL enitted U'Neill of Derr. Mr. 0lcutt has lost noune of his old-time popularity witn tlt Clientele of tioe Metroplitan-to say nothing of th itintoll girls, His \ehicle tis year gives hln the Usual oppoItuIIitn, Lo cusplay his ttrnluc iabililts as Ltne rtiasnling iero and is eutiiet-ntl5 tiSing 11t ails tout liew sungs rin pleasiig efflt. lretsster's SMil- leulls still b next \wee S attuatLion at this oneater, followed li ose Stahl in The tharus Lady. 'file Orpniurin is onering an exceptionally gtuo bill this wecek. lie Colonial Selette present a noel mlusial and singing act. 'he Great Iernar, ine leing of Malionettes, pre.3enlt, an; amIIusing and skilfuit act, and the Carletatlis, --Pte" Laker, Murphy & F srancs andr tile Teddy Trio arc all goed. lt Kuiodromtte eluses tile bill itih a series of noel and entertaining imoving pictures. Th Majstic is oliing the best bill since its airth t fti iecks uack. Ilitfrow & Jensin in Thu Secona Mr. Fiddle are eln- tUriling ad u-lint olne bill. St. IlentfroI is a 1e'I 1 St.ittii l aur und is popular. Hi Ioli \\antI, ccitliutlsttl maunu ot tile old School it applauled to itI eo. St. Julian, .iii I tpou-hist, Motn' is st-sll reeived. IT'e Bahsarn Stiatgraphic Artists please, M1elodrnia at the Grand. "Young 1luffalu King of the ild West," it blood and titunder, cain lightning and .iatling litaney prouitiOln in all that its natme imtplicO, is pling to capacity at the Grand. file piece is webI staged with lots of cowas-bus, buocking aronehos, Indians and The New Century Girls are holding the bat-ids at the Star this week. That the ualilite" has not "done" the fail- properly iwitlout pailg a vsit to this theater before his di.arture for lioeu ind backe to thoe ploue-1iandIes is seitiid lsy the fact that the S. R. U. sign is hung out long hrfote rite oicestra has begun its primary overturo at each perforiantce. The bitt is exceptionally good and rhe olio is Strang and entertain- mng. The Nindsor Novelty & Electric theater is playing to S. B. 0. at its seven pelforuIm- tites a day. Tile Lric, Crystal Family and Unilue theaters aire playing to capacity and pleas- ing vast throngs of pleasure-secekers with interesting molving ctures. INDIANA. KOKOMO, Sept. 7.-Sipo Theater (Geo. Spe, igr.)-Al Martin's Uncle Tou, Sept. 2; to capacity. Manager Sipe continues his tu'dsill to good sized audienceo. Htolmes & Waldren were added to the bill. liiabra (John Barned, nigr)-Rowland &1 Clifford's Thornus and Orange Blossoms, Aug. 31. business fair. Crystal (James Mix)-This little play- liouse closed for repairs. -Will open Sept. 21 with advanced vaudeville. Pah (Harry T. Smith, mtgr.)-Kilties Iiand, Sept. S. Advance sale big. All con- iessions doing big. Carnival shortly. The five cent theater has gone out of business, leaving this city without a live ,-eut theater.-HARRY T. SMITH. VALPARAISO, Sept. C-The American- Stoclk Company opened a week's engage- ilent here last Monda nist, gootd com- pany, Jak Waborton being the hit of the comlansiti; sle sale of seats for the entire wtcck are all talcen. The Porter County Fair opens this weee and tile outlook now is that Nalparaiso will enjoy one of the best county falus it has esver had. hite much-talked-of automobile race, hav been called off. The Valparaiso Chautauqua closed for this year Sunday evening. The Rev. 'V. A. Sunday gave an address Sunday afternoon vhich more than pleased his hearers. They have already sold over 1,000 season tickets for next sear and have forty-three tents engaged inl uli.e-EO( E Pt. l1'T I t hit-ll 11 LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 7, 1907) BY EUGENE I. STOUT. D I'VOTEES of outdoor amusements re- gret the closing of the Forrest Park summer theater for 1907. Little ItRk has seen some very clever shows put oi at this pathe this summer, among them being the Payton Sisters, who scored a hit. We also had some very clever light Oerac the first part of the season, which also took well. The season just closed has been a successful one, his iatter of talent, but the box-office receipts fell off from the usutal patronage. Some of the attractions are still running and ai doing a good busines estpecially ile Circle Siting, un- rcer the management of R. M. Jones, who is representing the Dixie Amusement Com- Pany. Mr. Jones has many friends it Lit- tlie Rtoc. Mr. Petty, manager of rite Fig- rue 8, ithich is controlled by a Pittsburg company, has also made many friends here, and the Figure 8 is doing a fine business. Southern Play Well Acted. The Capitol theater opened its doors for the season of 10c-190s last Monday night, when the attraction, The Sweetest Girl in Dixie, had the boards. Mis Freda Sleno- tons, all Ariranisas girl, is to he doubly congratulated oin siting so good a south- ernl play, and also oil acting the part of Barbara loward so effectively. The play is typicalt southern, and in writing it Miss Slemntons made the role of Aunt Car- olinc the best of rite whole cast. It was taken by Miss Ella Grosjean, and she has the fullest appreciation of its requirements. Edin Melvin as Col. H-loward is the typi- cal southern gentleman. Harry SMintuin, always a Conscientious and uainstaking ac- tor, does well as Ilosward Emery. Richard Bosanto, in spite of his foreign namte, is n d negro omedian as Uncle George, ansd Mss Slaudesce -DeVers deseres praise for her excellent character work as Ma- tilda Martin. it is announced that Barnum & Bailey's Circus will visit Little locr Oct. 3. Good Company, Poor Play. At the Gayety theater -Monday night The Daughter of Judiea had the boards, which played to a fai house. The play in itself was not so satisfactory as the actors, and it mauy be said that Miss Mar- guerite Neville, the star, could show her- Self to better advantage it a better play, as sho is a very capable actress and was even better than the audience expected to see. Her support was fully adequate. The Little Rock Advertising and Bill Posting Company are doing their share of outdoor advertising ill Little Rock. Vast improvements aro lacing perfected in the way of new sheet-iron boards upon many ntew and prominent locations and a great deal of care and tastc is being exercised in the manner 1aps1 is displayed on u their boards. Their niow bill wagons are attract- ing he great deal of attention and many tredo of uprais 1tare given th l for ithe mannert ill sihieh list ate hantiug their busintess. Jcsse J. Sinclatr, secretary of bte Aukansas State Bi1 1osters tl Dis- ributers' Associatios i lo managing the plant, aitu this it itelf us a guttrantee of the efficiency of setlvice to the advertising fraternity. Moving Picture Circuit. Slr,. F. Long, representing Crawford Com- pany, St. Louis, Mo., has purchased the Theatorium, formerly under the manage- nent of P. NV. Crawford, of Little Rock, atnd has overhauled the building and made it the prettiest little moving picture pal- are in Little Rock. The management of this new theater have houses located in 'Topeka, Kan.; Emporia, Kan.; lutchinson, fio.; Winfld, Rau., and Arkgisas oCity, Eoo.; four bected hut St. dLouis, SAn, one in Centralia, Ill., obne it DeSota, Mo., and one in Little Rock. They also operate the Gay- ety theater of St. Louis. The management of this little theater propose to make Lit- tle Rock their headquarters and establish houses in all cities of the South. They own and operate their own film exchange, and the people of Little Rock will now hare a chanco to see the very best to be nffered in the moving picture line. They will show here three reels, giving six sub- jects, and an illustrated song, being a con- tinous performanguce. CONNECTICUT. IHARTFORD, Sept. C-Parson's Theater (H. C. Parsons, managr).-This house opens its season this week with Klase & Erlanger's vaudeville, Diving Belles. Top liners: Hallen & Fuller, Midgloy & Car- lyle, Chas. Kinna. Mr. & Mrs. Bob Fitz- simmons, Three Ernesto Sisters, The Jug- gling Mcans, Zay Hiolland and the ani- mated pictures. Wriehtt Lorimer in The Quicksands Sept. 9 and 10. Iartford Opera iouse (H. Hf. Jennings, nmanager).-Wm. H. Turner in His Terrible Secreot, Sept. 2-4. Cecil Spooner played to fine business last week. Edison's moving pictures. Poll's Theater (S. Z. Poll, manager).- Vaudeville this wee, with the following people: Matthews & Ashley, Roland West &- Co., George Abel, Wilbur Mack & Co., .inimoy Lucus, Agnes Maher & Co., Elton Polo Troue, and the Electrograph. Luna Park.--Vaudoillo, hand concerts and circus, the seenic railroad, moving pic- tures and songs. Nickel Theater.-Moving pictures and songs--CIARTES POWERS. - MIDDLETON, Sept. C-The Middlesex (H. Engel, mtanager).-County Sheriff, Sept. 2; Brown froot Missouri, 4; Fifty Miles from Boston, with George M. Cohan as the star, 11. The Nickel (Bullock & Davis, manag- (Continued on Page 31).