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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 7, 1908)

Garden Theater is ready for opening,   p. 9

Theaters must stay closed, says chief,   p. 9

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November7,1908.               THE SHO
It Will Be Most Novel and Unique Playhouse in the Country-
Comments of Players.
'hen the doors of the Garden theater
oan for the first time next week the
theater-goilg public of Chicago will be
inrioduced to the most novel and unique
iliyhouse in America. It will be entirely
ilforent from any place of amusement in
tis country and Manager Thomas J.
Noonan, Who Ihas worked so energetically
to give life to the ideas that he has in-
stitlted in the building of this house,
f"el coefnt that the theater and its
ie nwil hous wibith the plaudits of a
t  Enpli c
rdi iiden is justiwhat itsname in-
lios. Ma   r n it   hasbeenpossible th-
tit find ;nildrs have gone the limit to
cuntry interior of the housethe aspect
thopengaiden.  tioncy has been 1ev-
leda       Tithesoe object ofrmaking the
tih cc[[noot wlleiuh and comfort.
iene   i hotsewille a combinationof
staindish inconlincntat ideas. In a
On it xll be a musical hail playing
iOWhig ut  high-class musical produc-
ihsotraioiger Noonanhas so    d the
o iilntfor thecastofA Win-
Tob ygMics, the oiicpera which will be
ilth omeinog piodtion, and lie has been
the  ieriaidd The flalt rehearsals of
mteicmllnt aillptake plce iis weekand
theo iagoingtoHitsnew ionie te com-
hich will come a    week   of one-night
I.  ta e  l    e   n
011itile title paige of this issue THE
Wliet   10thia sets exclusively the
ii Eomra'h ofrhe principlss ofthe cast
Teby Lyons tiepinipa l comedian,  i
etoniibers tlrogh his association
Ith  alitiesf th  aifin piodations at
tle Shillei and hSalle theaters.  His
mostll iecntiPpefnianexvwere in Algeria,
ithe  vichosouhe ibic production,
ea1i gwill comento Cscayo shortly. He
ic  laned ast neaCon in The Yankee
Isleof le has at    ao     times been
issJuiated with several patern prodc-
iiat in The Piest  fent yvih the late
Idel~ F. Dailey fnd isBroadhurst's play,
'l'u aitllg o f t he Gods. Ioalsosupported
lisEmnis  r's rwhenshe as starred
in flemusical coedy Too Near Home.
Ilns isx versatile singer and dancer,
insle oilitie as a ftinmtkei' are un-
(Iiecuioned and vhose interpolated poetry
ise iotspieces in whic he has ap-
eird tilas been intensely  funny.  He
Oreia bigitin Chicago inothe Geezer
I ee ands  the oonueMan inthe
fileof Spice,
Miss Jlia Frary, the primadonna, has
11s015 Blhestage but fiveyears. Orig-
iFran oxn0,iedas one of the sextette in
Jtn Ci Fisher's revival of FSorodora
of tle four  irsago, Miss Frary enjoyed
thee  iaeexpeince of beiingepromoted
fis theianks of the chorustothe prima
1anei role ofDolores in theshort space
o three mrin ths. eIr  oice is a clear
I elc i0oCae, her tone are sweet and
tillo She possesses what is kno n in
Itl"Sical lan- nce-a sympathetic voice,
1'.e11 erepnds to th instrumentation of
W Mhtiic  She was the prima     donna
Wil rhe Beogr PrinceOperaCo. for a
Chls0  and  for t o  seasons  with
Fian wanils in Sargeant Brte. She is
anatEe if Baltimore, and is an actress
oh tiuch abiility as wvell as a singer of
eoqiisite fillish and technique.
Miss JaneEvans, the principal dramatic
Mlane ras fo the pastseason the lead-
11"i  Ixon~of the Woodward Stockcomr-
ryan hiKansassCity. While notanative
of Chicago, Miss Evais has made her
fiiieaillity for acityrseveral years. She
asb eena t various timesassciated with
[lit hineipald rmtic Stars, namely,eMrs.
tescCarter Miss Mary ittannering- and
ilen  Miller: She hasad plenty ofx-
lhiesuceinstlock orkisof comedanding
- ilisareille haISthe full]rich voice essen-
I al io parts that requirce acting, and is
lir Po Ossor Ofse   personal c arm.
Janes MrElhern is a Chicagoan who
10tearlhere ondasefiftees ersago with
llat xls 1lrena the  the icest amateuir
, 1Dr.enmanl  wsint in this city-The
PInr   's  Mi   inwElhern's first ap-
[vrllace01n tiic stagecwaxsx-ith the late
tih'ililGu,,iler, fimiliaic knownaisCarl,
Whoas a Iiea ti vloite in is dayas
ir'z Etwett his asociations with the
N1e Yift         same t p  of plays.
lrnate's PiThes since his first ap-
I~~l'0ai'cy has 'isen pwrd tll the time.
Phe POS'.ex'or of a keencsense ofhimor,
wlasceli-bred method of delivery, a
lit 'c  alapig himself to any and
II iad c 1sils enter'tainment has at
;11l [ices Ileell Oll','i'acterized by the ex-
l`'ioifeatuies of tce artistic comedian
thlii  lan tile soisg find dance man.
le ha       ic pliccipal comedian in
ih  1ipoeit Of several musical comedy
.lxOf eiplite. namlsely, Elsie  Janis,
1-10101 Bcron. anld last season withth
",; l   oro   Stock Company    in  St.
Gen ie Breton, the dramatic ingenue of
[li ,iitix   wa   les  seen here with
Pien-step's :\li11iotic in whirls she ap-
V1, lie S i    ,t'rigiialcast. Miss Breton
lee1fsrrx'vO Years the ingeisue of Proc-
Ci' Fi ftb Ilveistic StOck complany in
(10York. alsotinctheor11-isat1Production
ren (f1lltt(s Th  Affair at 'Toyds. since
alxned Tflee. Miss Breto n Is a Chi-
cago girl whose first appearance on the
stage was made at the Columbia theater,
Chicago, as one of the crowd in the late
Sir Henry Irving's productions.
Miss Nellie Beaumont, the comedienne,
is one of the Beaumont Sisters, who were
associated with the Weber & Field's pro-
ductions during the first three seasons of
their famous burlesques. Miss Beaumont
is nixEnglish woman, and she, with her
sister Rose, Came to this counstry with
Barisum & Bailey's circus, wxith which
they appeared foia season. Miss Beau-
[Moist lies ]laed a varied experience in
musical comedy, her most recent appear-
ancesbei n with Miss Elsie JanisinThe
beoydon. Sie is a     character woman of
aility, clever dancer, and  goodsinger.
Hale Hamilton has neer been associ-
ated  itn amusical play heretofore, hav-
ing  always confined his efforts to the
dramatic field. He hasb een sucessively
ainipl man cwith Jas. K. Hackett, Nat
Goodwin, and Wilton  rackaye. He will
he the principal dramatic man of te or-
Joseph   Phillips, the  principal male
singer of t      ue ganization, has not ap-
pM      aared in Chicagoforseveralseasons. He
was last heard here in The Forbidden
Lard,lwhichcas produced att he Illinois
theater four summers ago. Mr. Phillips
has been for the past three seasons the
principal singer cvith De olf Hopper in
appyl and wid Watg. Mr. Phillips is
thepossessor of   fullrichbaritone voice,
td isa singerofunquestionedability.
Miss Mabel Laffinisa Chicagoan, who
first made her ap1pearanco  in  Richard
Carlo's prodiction ofTe Maid and The
Mummy. She afterwards played import-
an~t parts in the Geezer of Geck and Ka-
foozelum, and was associated for several
seasons with the Schillertheater produc-
Miss Peggy Perry wias associated with
several amateur productions in a nearby
ccestern city, and also with The Knight
fora Day.
The company which will produce A
WinninlgMissumbers 75 people and in-
cludes aechorus which was especially se-
lected for its vocal ability. An additional
feature willhbethe orchestra of30 picked
Date Set for Nov. 23 and Agricultural
Productsto Be a Feature.
Houston, Tex., Nov. 1.
W. P. Hobby,, of Beaumont, editor of
the Enterprise, a leading daily of East
Texas, who was in Houston yesterday,
registeriilg at  the Hotel Brazes, spent
much of his tiime here boosting the
Soultheast Texas fair, whichlwilt be Ieid
at Beaunmont during the week beginning
Nov. 23.
"We are going to have quite a fair,"
said Mr. Hobby. "In addition to the rac-
ing, which has been one of the features
of the winter carnival in Beaumont, for
the first time we will have an exhibit of
the agricultural products of East Texas,
Jefferson and Orange and adjoining coun-
ties have been producing some excellent
results from an agricultural standpoint,
and a surprise is in store for those who
visit Beaumont during the fair.
"A feattire of the fair of extreme im-
portance to our section is a waterways
meeting. The congressmen and governors
of Louisiana and Texas have been in-
vited. Our desire is to acquaint fhem
with the needs not only of the improve-
ment of the Neches river itself, but for
the whole project of   an   intercoastal
"Of course, I shall be here during the
No-Tsu-Oh Carnival, and so will many
of us from Beaumont and other po ints in
East Texas."
Dorothy Brenner Sued.
St. Louis, Nov. 1.
Edmund Havlin, treasurer of the Im-
perial theater here, has filed suit against
Dorothy Brenner, who has been playing
at the Olympic theater here in The
Ioneymoon Trail. for $150, the value of
a diamond ring. Ife says he loaned her
the ring to "make a flash" on the stage
and that he advanced her money.
Head of Cincinnati Police Turns Deaf Ear to All Protests Against
Sunday Ban.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. 1.
Chief of Police Kohler is determined
that the local theaters must not play
Sunday shows. In a recent interview he
is quoted as saying:
"I wish the theaters would quit send-
ing delegations here in the interest of
Sunday opening," Chief Kohler said Sat-
urday as the fourth delegation for the day
passed out of his office at police head-
qtuarters. "Theystirely ought to know by
tsis time thatwedonotintendtoallow
pevformances on Sunday."
Tc e chief asserts that forit  past six
weeks  he has been swamped with de-
quests from  different playhouses to be
allowed to open on Sunday. "We shall
not permit it," said Kohler. "We have
succeeded in closingthe places and they
are going to stay closed."
"Every   mail brings a request and
hardly a days passes without someone
coming here to argue the point. Theater
officials, attaches,lawyersandpeoplede-
siring to give benefit performances have
appioached  me with the same reques
and allgo away withthe same answer.
Success of Play Encourages Manager to
Create New Organization to
Open Nov. 15.
Al. G. Delamnater, manager of Gran-
stark, in an interview with your corres-
pondent, said:
"Owing to the sensational financial
success of Grastark, both in the cities
and onthe onecnightpstands, we have de-
cided to organize a third company to
open abott Nov. 15th.
"In every city here the eastern com-
pany has appeared, by Wednesday it has
been found necessary to place the orchles-
tra on the stageandto arrange for spe-
cial matineessto acommodatethe crowd,
and on the one night stands in almost
every Instance we have broken the sea-
son's record for receipts for dramatic at-
"Miss Viola Fortesque. who was play-
ing the opposite role to Maxine Elliott in
My Sister Bettina,   joins the eastern
company on Nov. 2nd, and will be feat-
uired as Princess Yetive. During my visit
"Company Not Noted for Brilliancy of
Talent"-Ross Snows' Tramp and
Jokes "Date Back to 1492."
Webster City, Ia., Oct. 31.
The Follies of 1907 company, which has
been touring Iowa the past week, has
been playing to large audiences every-
where.  The lines are just a bit "fast"
for stow-going rural Iowa and the re-
ception of the company generally may be
judged byW. E. Anderson's criticism in
the Des Moines Capital, a part of which
"The Follies of 1907 belongs to that
class of audacious footlight enterprises
of which Florenz Ziegfield, Jr., is the
chosen arbiter. It is daring in drapery
and filled with rapid bits not altogether
intended for puritanical scrutiny.
"The company is not noted for its bril-
liancy of talent, although Irma Croft sang
pleasingly, and was diverting, if not dec-
orous in her dancing   moments.   Ross
Snows' 'tramp' dates back to the days of
1492, as well as some of his jokes."-
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 1.
The Devil's Auction, which recently
played at the Grand, was adversely criti-
cized here.
The Gazette says: "The Devil's Auc-
tion, which was the Sunday attraction at
the Grand, exceeded the utmost expec-
tations of those who have followed it
each year-that is, it was even worse
than last year, when it had been thought
to be in the last notch of mediocrity.
Every year the helpless theatergoer has
said, 'Well, the old show is certainly as
bad as it can be,' etc."-DAVY CROCK-
to  Chicago, I arranged with Mr. Mc-
Cutcheon for  the dramatic rights for
Beverly of Graustark, and will present
same in the first class houses with a well
known star in the title role next season."
Florence Roberts is in Stellar Role of
New  Play in Milwaukee.
Milwa ukee, W~is. No. 1.
The House of B ondagepadits first  et-
ropolitan production pere tonight, with
Florence Robertsinl thlestellar role. The
storyis of tle lose of an English politi-
cian for a duchess, ard is cifte for a
The husband is forced to undergo ain
operation upon whict his life depelds,
in the heigvor to ecampaign. His wife's
loe isbtoa erforn the operation, and re-
sists the temptation tohallow his patent
to die, instead of livinlg to refuse a, di-
vorce to his wife, and stillretain the
affections of theuchess
The husband, afterdetiinga Cabinet
position, promises to chcange the laws to
allow easydivorce to his ife. The parts
oftmehe sicald,l srgeonbie igchess were
tawenbyArthur Forrest, Thurlow Bergen
and Ann Warrington,
Work Being Rushed on Colonial-Boxes
to Be Sold at Auction.
Salt Lake City, Nov. 2.
Madame Nordicawillbetheigattrac-
tion which will open the new Colonial
theater here Nov. 15.
Themanagement will auctionthe boxes
and divans forthe opening.
Work is being pused now in a most
rapid manner.  The decorators   vill be
attwork thisweek and thechairsplaced
in position, so that there is no q2estion
but SaltLake's new playhousewill open
on the date named.
The Colonial will be one of the pret-
tiest theaters in the west, all the latest
improvements for the comfort and con-
venience of the patrons havingbeen se-
cTred, and it itt be the most modern,
up-to-date playhouse in the coltry.
Partners In Castle Square Theater, Bos-
ton, Disagree and Separate.
Boston. Nov. 2.
John Craig and M. H. Gulesian, who
have been condrcting the Castle Squire
theater since the begioingofti h season,
htivedissolved their partnershipandCraig
is now the sole lessee and manager.
The partners differed in their opinions
as to what shold be the policy of the
house. Mr. Gtilesian thou2ght it an ex-
cellent idea to employ popular stars from
time to time. Mr. Craig thought ithot-
ter to make the productions with the
regular stock company members, and as
on this and other matters the partners
couldnotagree, the splitcame.
Cincinnati, Nov. 3.
Grace Filkins,whohas been playing the
role ofNell,a eksng woman of theslums
of New York in The Pattle here. hasqtit
the ompany becase her chum, Miss Olga
N.Brandenf     ew York, was not given
a  nositih in the cast.
She has left for New York city. To
Manager Tyler Miss Fillkeinsgae as the
reasonfor herresignation that shewas in
peer health and needed a rest, but sev-
eral members of the compayr  who had
her confidencedeclare that is not the real
Miss Hckey Wins Roller Prize.
Lockport, Ill., Nov. 1.
In the one-mile free-for-al ladies' races
wchich have been held at Armory hall the
past three weeks, for a$10 pair of skates,
ccinner to win three times, Miss Mary
Hikeywone for thethird timehWednes-
day night and was awarded the prize.
It has been a hotly contested race each
week, Miss Helen -ralleriitz being  a
close secondin eacl race, and losing the
finalonebyonly six or eght inches.
In the men's two-nmile race. 31, for a
purse ofn$50,  e etries were Win.Merg-
let, champion of Pueblo, Colo., -Robt.
ties, and F. R. Pearson, son of Manager
Pearson of theArmoryrink.     Fisher on
by half a lap, with Mergler second and
Pearson third. Pearson was the "dark
horse" ald surprised eteryone  ith his
speed, the timebeingsixandahalfmin-
Ben Moore, a local lad wvho has some
new and difficult feats, has given exhi-
bitions at Adam rink this week, and he
will eme long be heard from othcer than
Manager Hill, of the Adam rink, re-
ports business a little slack. but improv-
ing. He looks forward to a good seasorn.
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