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

Live show news from important points east, west, north, south,   pp. 10-11


New theaters, theatoriums, and corporations,   p. 11


Page 11

November 7, 1908.
THE SHOW WORLD
POINTS EAST, WES
Racine (Wis.) Notes.
The local Chas. Filer Camp, Sons of
Veterans, No. 31, have completed arrange-
Jents with The Slayton Lyceum Bureau
Co, Chicago, Ill., for the appearance of
the fellwing attractions to appear here
during the winter under their auspices:
Cutter-Mack Co., John B. Ratto, Four
Stars, Elma B. Smith & Co., Germain,
assisted by Miss Ida German and Mr.
and Mrs. Braithewaite. Nov. 4 will be
opening date.
The Orpheum theater, under the man-
agement of The Lovelands, is    gaining
daily in popularity and the success of
this new   playhouse is assured.  Miss
Loveland, the director of the orchestra,
is winning favor from the patrons. Her
violin and trombone selections are the
features of the entertainment.
Corey and Wells, two well-known
vaudeville performers, will open at La-
porte, Ind., next month, after a four
weeks' rest in this city. Mr. Wells, whose
home is in this city, was compelled to
take a rest on account of sickness.
Miss Hartley and Miss Jeno, members
of The Lyman Twins Co., closed their
engagement with the Twins Oct. 31. Mis>
Jeno will return to her home at St. Joe,
Mo. Miss Hartley claims she is home-
sick and will go to Kansas City, Mo., and
spend the winter with her mother. It is
rumored that she is to be married soon.-
SMITH.
Bay City (Mich.) Notes.
A season of excellent vaudeville opened
at the Ahsatsdo Oct. 26th. Manager'
it tnt states that the Alvarado will he
Ssntintttd insthefuturc as a family van-
Ih stile shit, and every eiffort will he
tmad to s      1cut theost1talet. All other
attractions will play the Washington.
The New Bijou is one of the most comn
plete theaters in the state, and Bay Cit
people show their appreciation of Man-
ager Pilmores' efforts to secure strictly
high class vaudeville, by  their liberal
patronage. Among the big acts that are
btooked are Redpath's Nine Napanees.
Pete Baker, Tte Fire Colimbians, Bille
Vans Tinstrels, The Eddy Family Act.
Bay City Isas sevotn motion picture
shows and all report excellent business.
-HURLEY.
Bad Business Closes Theater.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Nov. 1.
The Auditorium  theater will be dark
agaitsfor atime owinog to the failure of
vaudeville to uake a hit here. For the
last two weeks performances had been
ivn   the olace, bmt oside of "Taft
night," when seats were    reserved  by
many to hear the candidate, they did not
psove to be money makers.     It is not
known when the place will be opened
againor whetiher vandeville willbegiven
another trial here ortoot.
Danville (Va.) Notes.
The moving picture industry seems to
have a strong hold at Danville. The
population of this town will not exceed
23,000 people and can boast of having
five (5) moving picture shows and all
seem to be doing excellent business, ex-
cept The Gaiety, which is doing capacity
business.
On the south side there is The Palace,
The Gaiety and Dixie, while on the north
side there is The Gem and The Nickel-
odeon.
Very few towns in this country can
boast of this number of moving picture
shows considering the situation.
This is also a very good theater-going
town. Mr. J. F. Arnold, the local man-
ager, is a very energetic theatrical man-
ager and is certainly proving it to his
patrons by the number of good shows
that he is booking for this city. During
his stay here ie has made numerous
friends.-BARNES.
T, NORT
Ottawa Notes.
Mr. Irving Jones, playing Bennett's this
week, had a very unpleasant experience.
One afternoon during the week he threw
himself on thehbed for a quiet little nap
tobewoeed        m   iseautiful dreams
by an attendant of the theater who in-
formed him he had but a minute till his
turn on the bill. Needless to say Mr.
Jones did a record sprint to the theater
which was luckily nearby and saved the
situation by closing the bill, instead of
coming second last, his regular place.
Mr. Hector McCarthy, an Ottawan, at
present residing in Elizabeth, N. J., has
written the music for the revival of the
Black Crook. His work is receiving many
pleasing comments on all sides.
Miss Elsie Janis comes to the Russell
in Geo. Ade's new play The Fair Co-ed.
She is doing her old-time immitations and
going big.
Robert Rogers and Louise Mackintosh
are on the Bennett bill this week and go-
ing big.-W. K. DAVIDSON.
The above is an illustration of the largest roller skate in the world, exhibited
on a. loat in the great industrial parade at the Fall Festival recently held at Rich-
mond. Ind. It is an exact reproduction of M. C. Henley's new model, the "Richmond"
Ball Bearing Roller Skate with Fibre Wheels. In dimensions it is exactly 12 times
farger than a medium sized men's rollar skate, being 10 feet in length, 3 ft. 9 in
high and 3/ ft. wide. It is perfectly proportioned in all its parts, and was designed
and made by E. W. Henley. Its immense size can be readily seen by comparing it
with the regular sized skates which are shown in illnstration on the platform under
the "Big Skate." The background of the picture is a partial view of the elegant
residence of M. C. Henley, in Richmond. The industrial parade in which this float
was a conspicuous figure was one of the greatest ever known in the West, and took
three hours in passing a given point.
, SOUTH
Clarksville (Tenn.) Notes.
The Princess roller rink opened last
week to a good patronage notwithstand-
ing the fact that the indications last
season were that the interest in roller
skating was very much on the decline.
Judging from the present outlook the
coming season promises to be a good one.
The new manager, Mr. George Williams,
is very enthusiastic and is working up
his patronage to the old standard of two
years ago.
The Crescent theater under its new
owners, Messrs. Pattie Bros., and Mr.
Stockley, as manager, is doing a capacity
business. Moving pictures and vaude-
ville at every performance, with an at-
tendance of S. R. 0.
Elders' Opera house opens the present
season Nov. 6 with the Rosamond Min-
strels. During the past summer Manager
Wood has had several needed improve-
ments made, the most important being
an up-to-date fire escape.-C. L. WIL-
LIAMS.
Clinton (Ia.) Notes.
The Road to Yesterday was presented at
the Clinton theater Oct. 27, to good busi-
ness. The Girl and the Stampede pleased
a  fair-sized  audience the 28.  David
Bispham, the famous baritone, delighted
the music lovers of the city Oct. 29. Stet-
son's Uncle Tom drew two good houses
Oct. 30. Lena Rivers pleased two good
houses Oct. 31.   The Family theater,
Clinton's vaudeville house, continues to
do a good btiness and is presenting
some very strong bills.
Nickleodeon isdoing good business, with
change of program daily.-KARL PETER-
SEN.
Duluth Notes,
The largest crowds in the history of
local vaudeville were attracted to the
Bijou last week on account of the extra
fine bill there. The biggest laugh pro-
ducers were the De Forest Co. in A Jay
Circus.
MVotion picture houses are reaping a
harvest here. The Orpheum, said to be
the most beautiful picture house in the
northwest is drawing extra large houses.
Talking pictures will be given a trial
at the Lyceum for Sunday night perform-
ances on and after Nov. 1.-CARL
SHAPIRO.
Graham and Keating Return.
BillyGraham andDan Keating,minstrel
cemedians, have again resumed their
work in vaudeville after an absence of
several weeks, owing to illness. They
opened their engagement with the West-
ern  Vaudeville   Association  at  Fort
Wayne, Ind., Temple theater, where the
act met with its usual success.
NEW THEATERS, THEATORIUMS AND CORPORATIONS
NEW THEATERS.
Rockford, Ill.
Instead of being refitted  as a  roller
skating rink, the Cole garage will be
thoroughly remodeled and converted into
an lUp-to-date vaudeville theater, under
tle title of the Majestic. A number of
Rockford business men have interested
themselves in the project and if the pres-
ent tenant can arrange to vacate by Nov.
15 the work of overhauling will begin im-
imediately, and it is hoped that the new
theater can be opened for business dur-
ing Christmas week, which will mean the
liveliest sort of hustling on the part of
the contractors  having  the  work  in
charge.
Baltimore, Md.
A new vaudeville theater will shortly
penat 20 WestBaltimorestreet, adjoin-
ing-tse Baltimore and Ohio building, the
structure having been leased by Chas.
E. Wihitehurst for a long term of years
fron Straus Bros., through Jay C. John-
son, real estate broker. The entrance and
lobby will be finished in English vein mar-
ble and the decorating will be executed
ill oilI. Seating accommodations will be
provided for about 500 persons, and the
talent will be furnished through New York
bookings. Special attention will be giv-
ets to the place to cater to women and
hildren, atsd it is expected to have the
house completed at an early date.
Jennings, La.
A new opera house at Jennings, La.,
opened Thursday with the Burgomaster
company as the bill. Other good attrac-
tions are being booked, and a successful
season is anticipated.
Seattle, Wash.
Mose Goldsmith is to have a new vau-
deville house erected for him in Aberdeen,
Wash. The new house will be modern,
will hold 1,000 people and will cost $40,-
antwo weeks ago it was announced that
aerether new vaudeville house was to be
erected by a banker-H. B. Fauntleroy.
oh houses are to be built. Goldsmith's
new house is planned by J. J. Donnellan,
Who has close connections with the sue-
cesisful firm of Sullivan & Considine, Gold-
smith looks like a winner.
Detroit.
A 99-year lease of the Fowler estate
property on the east side of Griswold
street, immediately north of the Chamber
of Commerce building, was secured Sat-
urday afternoon by Charles   H. Miles,
president of the Miles-Bondy Theatrical
company, owners of the Majestic theater
in St. Paul and the Miles theater in Min-
neapolis. A theater and stone building
will be erected on that site. The auditor-
ium will be the largest of any theater in
Detroit, with a width of 72 feet. The
class of amusement will be the 10-20-30-
cent vaudeville, such as is presented in
the other Miles-Bondy theaters.
Bangor, Me.
Union Hall, formerly a sating rink, has
been re-dedicated as the Union theater,
home of vaudeville, and the opening was
attended by alarge, fashionable and en-
thsusiastic audience.
Uniontheater would never be identified
in any part with old Union Hall. It has
been entirely made over and is a very
pretty and attractive  little  playhouse.
Harry M. Gardner ismanager.
Red Oaks, [a.
The new Beardsley theater at Red Oaks
is being rushed towards completion and
it is expected by next week the roof will
be onthe edifice and the inside finishing
work begun.
Milwaukee.
A lot for anew theater has been pur-
chtsed at Walnut street and Fond Lu ao
avenue by W. H. Cannon. He will erect
a three-story concrete building on the
property, the theater and two stores to
occupy the first floor.
NEW INCORPORATIONS.
Illinois.
The Amusement company, capital $50,-
000; general amusement business; incor-
porators H. 0. Hamilton, S. J. P. Swal-
lender and Edward TThlemann.
Broadway theater, East St. Louis, $2.-
000; operate theater and conduct bill post-
ing business. Frank A. P. Gassolo, Phil-
ip Rosenthal. Thomas F. Murphy.
National Theater Advertising company,
Chicago, $25,000; general advertising busi-
ness. Pat1 Pause, Leon S. Alschuler,
Eugene Elkins.
Virginia.
Kendler-Zimmerman Company, Incor-
porated, Charlottesville. T. N. Kendler,
president, Richmond, Va.; H. D. Zimmer-
man, vice-president, Charlottesville; E. A.
Kendler, secretary, Charlottesville. Capi-
tal stock, $1,000 to $25,000. Objects and
purposes, amusement business and ath-
letic sports.
Ohio.
Ohio Valley Amusement company, Boyd
county, capital $14,009; incorporators,
Frederick Ingersoll, G. M. White and L.
E. Smith.
Missouri.
Hippodrome Amusement company, of
Kansas City, capital stock, $50,000; in-
corporators, Joseph R. Donegan, M . J.
Ohearn, T. J. Cannon.
Nebraska.
Articles of incorporation for the State
Amusement company have been filed in
Omaha in the county clerk's office. Cap-
ital stock is $3,000 and the incorporators
Louis D. Clark, Walter B. Roberts and
Thomas L. Davis. Purpose is to conduct
theaters and other places of amusement.
SMYTH.
NEW THEATORIUMS.
Bloomington, Ind.
The Star, a    new  picture theater,
opened here. It is very neatly fitted up
and is giving good shows to good pat-
ronage.
Washington, D. C.
The following building permits have
been issued:   To Brown & Baum, for
one two-story brick moving picture the-
ater, at   927-929  Pennsylvania avenue
N. W.; architect, F. C. Koenig; builders,
the Philadelphia Contracting Company;
estimated cost, $8,000.
Mooreland, Ind.
Mooreland is to have a moving picture
show. Will Huffman and Kilmer Broth-
ers will start a local show here in the
opera house and they plan to maintain a
circuit of six towns.
Louisville, Ky.
Louisville's newest picture theater, The
Superba, on Market street, near Fourth
avenue, has opened. A first-run film ser-
vice is promised, which is said to excel
anything in its line ever presented in
Louisville. The theater is owned and
operated solely by Louisville men, who
intend giving to Louisville the best ser-
vice obtainable in  the moving picture
field. The theater is most comfortably
arranged, beautifully decorated and lo-
cated in one of the most accessible parts
of town.
Ft. Dodge, la.
Manager Spencer of the Delight motion
picture parlors has been enjoying even
a better patronage than before he opened
the Magic theater and for the past sev-
eral days there has been a persistent ru-
mor on the streets to the effect the les-
se ofalarge store building inthe down
town business district has disposed of
his lease to Manager Spencer.
Austin, Minn.
A new theater has been opened here un-
der the management of Messrs. Wilson
and Heffner, managers of the Bijou and
Star theaters at Mason City, Ia. The
new house will be called the Bijou and
will playvaudevilleand first run pictures.
The thaeater opened Oct. 27 with the La
Moure Bros., comedy acrobats to good
business.-DON V. DAIGNEAU.
New Orleans.
The Star theater has been added to the
biglist of moving picture houses in the
city and the showhouse, located at No.
934 Canal, near Dryades street, is fitted
ou t with all of the latest improvements,
amongst which is cushion seat chairs. D.
Prosdame is proprietor,  while  Phileas
'Moses is the manager.
Dubuque, Iowa.
The new Dreamland, H. G. Mulvey's
latest acquisition to Dubuque's theaters,
has opened to the public. The new play
house, which is of the 5-cent theater var-
iety, is one of the most modern in the
west and a high class grade of moving
pictures and illustrated songs will be its
specialty.
The proprietor of the new enterprise,
H. G. Mulvey, is an Aurora, Ill., man,
and is one of the most practical amuse-
ment men in the business. He is at pres-
ent operating a chain of six theaters in
Illinois and Iowa and recently established
two more in cities in South Dakota.
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