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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(November 6, 1909)

"The Flirting Princess" is sensuous affair,   pp. 28-30

Page 30

Don't be caught in the agent's trap by allur-
ing letters and advertisements. Chicago is
already overcrowded with idle acts imported
hereunder false promises. Be sure you are booked and
secured with an Illinois State contract before coming.
S. D. RICARDO, Secretary,
Actors' National Protective Union No. 4. Chicago. ll.
UnderDirectionGeorge Fletcher MISS MYRTLE HEBARD             NOW   ORPHEUM CIRCUIT     NOW
The Bon Ton Extravaganza company,
an organization which perhaps can be
classed as one of the weak spokes in
the Eamtern Wheel is the attraction at
the Alhambra this week, the program
states that this offering is 365 days
ahead of them all.
Haymarket Has Good Bill.
At the Haymarket theater, Chicago,
this week several very good acts are on
the bill, and one In which appeared for
the first time to a Chicago audience-
Pearson & Joell in a sketch laid out on
the coast. Mr. Pearson as Nuget, a China-
man, gave the audience as good an Imi-
tation of the real thing as has been
seen here and the act bids well for a
successful season In this section. Tom
Nawn, with his company, are the same
as ever, and, of course, are the head-
liners. George Alexander gets off with
so me very good jokes and songs. Irene
Romaine has a very good personality
and makes a good hit considering the
songs. Madam Vallecita Leopards Is one
of the few animal acts that is really
good, and It deserves credit.   Four
Musical Hodges, Lockwood & McCarty,
Fred and Mae Waddell, Kllmdt Bros.
and the Kinodrome completed a very
good entertainment.
(Continued from page 3.)
tried by a jury on the charge of con-
Roe, who worked with might and main
to prosecute Henderson at the time he
was alleged to have been responsible
for two little girls being sent out of
the city of Chicago into a disreputable
place under the supposition that they
were being sent to fill show positions.
Mr. Farwell made a short talk In
which he said that the league was try-
ing to check the "white slave traffic"
and that while it was not out to kill
anyone or wreck his business, that it
was trying to uplift humanity and save
young girls from a life of shame, He
said that objection would be made to
Henderson getting a license.
Roe, suffering with hoarseness, was
given close attention and his testimony
was taken by the board. Roe recalled
the case wherein Henderson was in-
dicted on three charges but only tried
on one, the case coming up In May of
last year.  Ida  Parker and   Evelyn
Krause, two pretty girls, working In a
department store, so the story goes,
were approached by a woman one day
and after being flattered as to their at-
tractive qualities, offered them a place
on the stage. According to the testi-
mony and to Roe's statement before the
commission, the girls went to a saloon
where it is claimed Henderson and the
girls had some drnks
Roe told the commission that Hender-
son and the girls went to a hotel at the
northwest corner of Lake and Clark
streets, where, according to the evi-
dence, Henderson attempted to assault
one of the girls. Later, the story goes,
the girls went to Springfield, Ill., where
they worked In a place where Intoxi-
catingwines and liquors were sold, the
girls being expected to solicit "drinks"
and do things which were not said to
beIn the contract. It was also claimed
that Henderson got a commission on
the girls' contract.
After telling the story of Henderson's
trial, Roe, In closing, made an appeal to
the commission for the sake ofcommon
decency and all that Is good to decline
Henderson alicense on the grounds that
he isan Immoral man. He said serious
objectionw ould bemade to the Issuance
of alicense to him.
Attorney McIntyre asked for more
time and the commission announced
that the matter would be again taken
up ata session ofthe board on Friday
morning, Nov. 5, at 10 o'lock.
Attorney McIntyre is the second law-
yer to take up Henderson's case, Mr.
Mandel being his former attorney. At-
torney Roe, during the course of his
statement, said that most of the law-
yers of today emphatically decline to
Ex-Assistant State's Attorney, Who is
Making Strenuous Objection to the
Issuance  of  an   Employment
Agency License to Win. F. Hen-
derson on the Grounds that he
is an Immoral Man.
have anything to do with pandering
cases and that a bitter fight would be
made by the Law and Order League to
wipe out the "White Slave" traffic.
Mr. McIntyre said he knew nothing
of the case, but would give it careful
attention. He made quite an eloquent
appeal to Chairman Farwell to give
Henderson another chance Inasmuch as
the latter was so afflicted that he had
no other means of earning a livelihood
and that he would conduct his business
with the strictest regularity.
The indictments, which may be flashed
at Henderson, are on a charge of en-
ticing females into houses of a ques-
tionable character and they will un-
doubtedly block any further attempt of
Henderson   getting  an   employment
agency license.
Sues Theater Manager.
Suits have been brought in the Cir-
cuit court for $25,000 each by Mrs.
Mary Heater, 4012 Prairie avenue, and
her daughter, Mary Heater, 14 years
old, against Samuel Von Ronkel, 502
Forty-second street, owner ofthe Man-
hattan Electric theater, at Fifty-ninth
street and Wentworth avenue. The
plaintiff claims that while leaving the
theater last December the girl was
seized by Von Ronkel and attacked by
Popular Vaudevillian Dies After Three
Weeks' Illness-Was Only Son of
ramous Minstrel Man
After years of life in the limelight,
the final curtain has been rung down
on Harry M. Barlow, a well-known
vaudeville artist, who in the theatrical
profession was more familiary known
as Milt G. Barlow, Jr., his last breath
being taken at 1:30 o'clock on the after-
noon of November 1, at his apartments
at 710 North Clark street. His demise
is attributed to a complication of dis-
After several years' illness, which cost
him  much money, and his subsequent
inability to regain his former health,
reduced Milt Barlow, Jr., to poverty,
and when he died the popular vaude-
villian was in destitute circumstances.
News of his demise had no sooner
flashed along the Rialto than sympa-
thetic hearts and willing hands came
to the assistance of the surviving wid-
ow and seven-year-old daughter. From
tieActors' Fondcame alsum ofmoney,
and this, with what Col. F. J. Owens,
Charles Ellis, Mr. West, of West &
Fowler, Charles Parker, Emily Howard
and other kind friends raised through
subscription, was sufficient to defray
the funeral expenses.
Marlow appeared in vaudeville with
his wife, the team being known as Bar-
low & Nicholson, and their act was pro-
duced in Chicago three weeks ago, when
1Barlow became too ill to work. At that
time they opened at one of the vaude-
ville houses, having proved a big hit at
the other theaters, and were in for a
run when Barlow was forced to quit
work. Despite his peculiar mannerisms
and eccentric ways, Milt Barlow, Jr.,
was a good fellow, and he had many
friends. He was at one time a mem-
ber of the Newcastle (Pa.) lodge of
Elks and was also affiliated with
Actors' Union No. 1 of New York city.
Barlow also belonged to the T. M. A.,
at Rochester, N. Y.
He was the only son of the late Milt
Barlow, the   famous   minstrel man,
whose death occurred about three or
four years ago. The latter is well re-
membered as one of the prime movers
of the Barlow, Wilson, Primrose &
West minstrels.
The remains of Barlow were laid to
rest In a new Catholic cemetery In the
suburbs and the obsequies were con-
ducted by the Chicago lodge of Elks.
Members of the Chicago Actors' Union
acted as pallbearers.
The work of his artist brothers and
si sters In raising money within a re-
markablyshorttime forthe funeral ex-
penses was commendable and showed
that they were generous and loyal to
those In distress or need. Colonel Ow-
ens, who knew Barlow from a mere mite
in jumpers, proved of great service in
rendering assistance to the bereaved
Barlow has a mother living in New
York city and a sister of his Is one of
the Two Sidonias, now playing vaude-
ville.  He  had   twice  appeared  in
Southern City is All Agog Over Openin
of Winter Tour, Which Will Occar
Under Auspices of Shriners.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 2.-Memphis
is circus crazy just now because the
Rhoda Royal Two-Ring Circus, Hippo.
drome and Wild West has moved into
the city and is making extensive prepa-
rations to open the winter tour here the
week of November 22, undertheauspices
of Al Chymia Temple, Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine. Everybody is talking
circus and every other man you meeton
the street has on a Shrine button an
is busily engaged in selling tickes
Al ChymiaShrineisanotable nes
the majority of its members are ml
lionaires and are prominent in theu
ness and social life of Memphis. The
had the circus lastf all andodeya
siderable money. This season they sap
they will double last year's gros
ceipts and    from  the number t ema n
that are being disposdotfdaily it a
pears that the  big Auditorium, here
the circus willbegiven, will be rose
to suffocation ateach ofthe twelveper,
Mr. Royal, whowas madea member
of Al Chymia last winter, reachedhereo
Saturday  night with forty of hisia
mous horses ande stablished tenpoar
training quarters at a big rsare a
corral situated on Court street. sTwO-
regulation circus rings have been oeP
and Mr. Royal is busy everynoring
directing the training of several new,  a
equine acts. His assistants, JetiCot,
roll and Captain Walter Sharpe, are im
charge of the rings. Joe Dan  Iller
who is engaged as boss property man,
Is overhauling the numerous props Used
in the circus and is brightenintg hi
paraphernalia with plenty of white and
gold paint.
Next week acar load of Royal horses
will arrive   from  Baraboo, Wis., I"
charge of Charley Rooney, and later
numerous horses wi wbeipled wt fros
various circuses and wild westhiOW5
that close the    summer tshson ts
month inthe south       p
Quite a number opopeple   ngaged by
Mr. Royal have reached MemphisaOf
are cosilyquartered in various parts Of
the city. The Nelson Familyofcro-
bats, Mr. and Mrst John Carroll, Cap
tamn Sharpe, Chad Wertz and wife, Jts
Rooney and wife, "Denver" and his
clown dog, are atthe Fransioliotel
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dailey the Bar-
tik Troupe of Russian dancers, Pau
Brachard, Mr. and Mrs. Royal and M.
and Mrs. Charles B. Fredericks b
taken private apartments.   vrll
marks new    arrivals and by Nov. l8th
the entire circus will be assembl been  ire
The offices of the circus havet
established with the law firm Of ret.
recht & Williford, at 120 Madison street
General Kortrecht, one of the
prominent men in Tennessee, is   r-
man of the executive circus commt hti
ofthe Shrine and generously placed
entire suite of offices at the disposalOt
Mr. Royal and his associates, C.
Frederis and Herbert S. Iaddy.
Will build Theatre in
Peoria, Ills., forre
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