Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(May 22, 1909)
Brief news notes gathered in Chicago, pp. 15-16
THE SHOW WORLD 15 The crowd attracted to the Criterion Theatre. Chicago, one niglit recently to witness a performance of the great I Hick nan-Iessey conpan (.Jack s elCowncoman . The S 11. ().sign wa. displayed at five minutes to eight on the night in question and nearly 500 people ere turned away. BRIEF NEWS NOTES GATHERED IN CHICAGO Evelyn Lynn lft Chicag last \ xeck [uj,,in A Pair o)f Country Kids. James D. Barto wnas here front ene Ytorlk seeral days recently. W. S. Butterfield, Iate NIchi'an valu- elille inagtntte. wxask l tho city tie cist pIt orf last xxeek. Laura Cleaver closed at Chippewa ll WiH.. xxii itle Flor1a DeVoss" tl~it\~ly l~ ctttlCi to Chticatgo. Harry Girard, atithor of The \as- ki, is at \rk]- oi a nex c\\Comic opera clleI iI'he Maid froit Nlandelay. 1 ames H. Bradbury irl tlck ie the cto illc toixitl Girl ait the Lat * alle, llavi huried his wife -ecently. Jack Reidy is here, having closed ith the IFlra DeNoss company at lxxaua lFalls, W is., NIat 9. Ethel West and Louise Willis have jined liands and are appearing xvith n1cess ia thxe vaudeville theaters. 1arie Dressler is now appearing inl Tle Boy and Girl. She made her l1rt appearanlce in the play at Phil- iklplhia oie night last week. Harry Wolff left last week for Be- attc. Neb., and opened there Sun- lay. lie has several xveeks of the ligktintittle. Harry Bond, of Williard & lioil. as ill hIre last Week and Joe Wil- liird appeared ait the Thalia wvith anl- otlier fellow in liisl partner's place. Clint G. Ford, aatager of Polly of 1ho Circus. x\hich played at Ilaitliond Stunlax nig'ht. xw ascalling oin Chi- ixtaik NIxxidxitmornaing. Vincent WcCarty has taken 1arry atd 1lac IiThe GIlden Girl It tile Laili Stonteretiredifrx ttie at last Saturday night. J. M. Clayton will be with one of xorter J. White . acts which is low rIhear.singt acre and which will open exlt Mn1dav. Lolita Pierce, who \wa vs xvith The t).000 ealit earlier in the seasont, is noxW tat Siat-ni theater doing sou- Virginia Harned arrived il Chicago Stunday. She xwill head the stock coi- ifny engaged for the theater at Sanis "uiipark. Louis Pincus made a hurried trip to tiS city utring the week and is said tn have comlie in the interests of his bxoking hbureaiu. Just what he ac- citmplished could not be learned. Walter V. Milton, who is ilayiig the dxennx ith Poili of the Circus which is appearing ill the vicilnity of icago. xas i1 the city NIoniday Ittornin anid paid this office a call. Harry and Kate Jackson cancelled two xeeks' vaudeville booking-. and are now in Chicago where NirS. Jack- son had ati operation performed. She is doing iicely. Oliver T. Follansbee, of the Itei- hers of the Bisli Ttlte stock coIt- laiy has been eigaged to play text season in Piaul Arnstrong anad Rex lxcach's farce. Going Some. fJoseph Weber is btsy orgittzintg ltur Clima~xeCoi)ialies. Oate if thilt will comlie to Chicago early next SeI-p temtber. This play has four charac- ters. the siallest number of any draina yet successfully produced. Claude and Fannie Usher felt that their actl did not go so well as usual last week at the Miajestic because she had had soie trouble xith her voice. They play Pittsburg this week after w\hicl they will take a rest. Kingston & Thomas are in Chicago, having closed with the Star Show Girl- at Cincinnati recently. They are in the olio at the Trocadero this week nal ill Spend the sutltmer at Eaton Rapids, Alich. Nathan Spingold. secretary to Wil- liamill Nirr ,is defeldant iln a stit for divaorce, iled in thte Circuit Court by Rosalinid Weber Spilgold. Statutory allegations are made the basis for a decree. Grace Wilson vill altpear xat the Iliasit Temple xweek after Itext tas a pirt of the vautdexille lall. Her ti itterouts Chicago frienids hail ail op- portunity of seeing her at the Majes- tic la..t week but will probably go again. Frank Orth, of Orth and Ferit. miourn. the loss of his father. who died in Philadelphia, _lay 14, at the age of 82. NIr. Orth xvas inl Grand Rapiuls, Mich., whei ie received the sad news. He arrived in Philadelphia in time for the funeral. The Goettler Brothers left for their home in New York City, where they expect to remain for the suimter. Charles was manager of The Girl t)uestion ald Alphonse held a similar position with the Western, The Time, Place and the Girl. John P. Reed laid off inl Chicago last week after playing two years of xxes \t x v tu ville tilmic xith xilyi such laoffs lie himself dcired. lie is beiig booked for the coming season by Alf T. Niltol. NIr. Reed has a beautiful home at Keidalixille, Ind. Big Otto, who has had his animials at Selig's plant for six veeks past. left Tuesday for Cleveland viere lie has a tenl weeks' engageient. The iltinials figure in niany pictures Selig is workiitg oin. They calmte inl es- pecially handy for Roosevelt's hunting tarip. Ferrall McKnight played at the Col- lege tteiater Suiay aught a ve ago, left the ciiva t 11:)o0 1). i. arrivead ilt Grand Rapids, Wis., the next day and xvent ol with A Pair of Country iKids that night, letter perfect il tie part. He will join Jay Quigley'shstock com- party at Duluth next month. James F. Fulton, "character ino-ti- loguist.' wIo ha. been playigN WeSt- ern time for the past two lyears, ar- rived in Chicago last ondIatly iorn- ilg front Lotuisvile. lie niii renttiait herea fewclays. andpruomiises' al ill- teresting ailtaotnceIelt regarding his viSit to the citx. Manager Gisel has a beautiful the- ater at Thirty-irst and Calumet ave- tine and perfornmers who play there are enthusiastic il praise of the con- xeauences and the treatment they re- ceive. There is hot and cold water ill cxcry dlressiang room~t aid tite tihe- ater is clea nitid renlte il exery xxv ay. Clara Lipman xascalled to Chicago recenttly fly tite death oif her father. It is. repoirted that site xxill inhterit $:l00,000. lefore returningl to New York site saidl there xwas Ito daiitger of her retiring from the stage. "Such a thing hasn't even entered my mind," she said. "I am too wrapped ttp in ntyv ork to even discuss giving it up before I have had time for serious re- 11ectioi."i Harry Fields, ialiager of the Red- path Nappanees, will quit acting for the future as lie will accept a position with Jake Sternad to stage the Ster- nad vatideville productions. It is said that his first xenture in this direction will be a big "kid" act. The salaries of the Nappatecs have all been raised accordint to Sternad. Field's part in the aet will be taken by George Hill- Man. Ralph Kettering left Wednesday for Iake Brady, Ohio, where lie will have a stuninr stock. TFhe company wvill leave here Saturday of this week and the revised list of players includes: Margaret Pitt, Cyril Courtnav. Dick IlIarrows, Kate 11arrows, Sybil Jerome, Frank O. Ireson, Charles D. Brown, Ralph Ioward, Marie Curran and V. J. Gallagher. treasurer of the Mar- lowe for three years past, who will act inl tile same capacity with the sninnxlilcomipany. Yorke and Adams, who appeared in Chicago for two xceks the past sea- soinil laying the Poies, closed their road touar at the Yorkville theater, Nex Yrk tity afteroa season of t wNeeks. Next year these popular com- edianis will have a new musical pro- duction called In Africa, written hy Aaro>ntn 1ffan. Thelnev shony wil go into rehearsal July 26. Ed. E. )aley xil continue as ianager of the new company, which will comprise about 5.) people. Manager Conderman of the new Ju- lian theater, located at Belmont and North Clark, this city, has been offer- ing a wonderful array of talent to the Northsiders. This week the bill com- prises Jas. A. Dunn, Jarvis and Mar- tin, Josephine Nicintyre, Harry Sping- old, Tourist Trio and Clivette, aside frot Several reels of first run pictures. Air. Condernian states that it is likely he may discontinue vaudeville during the hot weather and run pictures only. The vaudeville is now beinag supplied >y Morris. Harry J. Powers, manager of Pow- ers theater, euphatically denied the ptublished report that thehusexvasto lie couverted into a home for stock coniany producions. Denials that the Olympic theater xxas to be used fy "high class" drainas also were inade by representatives of Kohl & Castle, the owners. "Powers' theater for years has been given over to the best there is in the drama," said Mr. Powers. "It will continue as such as long as I have anything to do with it." The ruminor was conceived by a New York dramatic paper which has a green cover. Morris After Circuit. It is stated on good authority that William Morris, tic., is after an en- tire circuit of small vaudeville houses inl the Northwest. As the deal has not been closed no information as to xvhat circuit was meant could be ob- tained. :4 May22,19o.