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GIRD GAME COSTS LIFE OF THEATER MAN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
GIRD GAME COSTS LIFE OF THEATER MAN Employees of Montreal Orpheum Engage in Poker Sitting Which Ends Fatally . MONTREAL , Can ., Dec . 4 . —Robert Fitzsimmons , superintendent of the Orpheum theater , was shot by Chas . J . Ross , an advertising solicitor , on Nov . 29 , and died within two hours . The tragedy occurred in the check room of the theater , a short time after the night performance had been concluded . It will take a jury trial to decide whether the tragedy was an accident or wilful murder . A few of the employees of the theater had gathered in the check room to play a game of cards . Stakes were high and there were frequent arguments between the players . Ross became angry when Fitzsimmons raised a bet and drew a revolver . Fitzsimmons then struck Ross and after that the stories of the witnesses differ . Two of them state that the revolver was accidentally discharged , while others declare that Ross deliberately fired at Fitzsimmons . The wounded man was hurried to a ho...
JAKE WELLS TURNS HOUSES TO HODKINS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
JAKE WELLS TURNS HOUSES TO HODKINS Chicago Agent Coralls Wells Theaters and Five Other Good Ones Down South . CHICAGO , 111 ., Dec . 6 . —The Hodkins Lyric Vaudeville Association has secured a number of additional houses in the Southeast and Southwest , making the circuit embrace more than forty weeks . A contract is said to have been signed by which the Wells Circuit will book in conjunction with Hodkins in the future which gives one of the most complete organizations that a vaudeville agency has ever had in the Southland . The Imperial theater , Waco , Tex ., which becomes a part of the circuit when it is opened on Christmas Day , is a house of the most modern design , which is now nearing completion . It will have a seating capacity of 1 , 600 . It will play five acts and will give three shows daily . Rausch s theater , Tampa , Fla ., another addition to the circuit , has seating capacity of- 1 , 000 . Its policy is three a day . It was formerly booked by the Inter-State and it s...
"HONEY BOY'S" MOTHER DIES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
HONEY BOYS MOTHER DIES ALTON , 111 ., Dec . L—I \ S ueorge Honey Boy Evans , starring in a minstrel company bearing his name , stepped on the stage tonight , a telegram was handed to him stating that his mother had died suddenly at her home in Streator . Evans had visited his mother in Streator on Wednesday , and although she was not at that time feeling as well as could be hoped for , her illness was not thought to be dangerous . This had been Evans first visit to Streator , his boyhood home , in years .
DISOWN IRISH PLAYERS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
DISOWN IRISH PLAYERS The Gaelic League , which has a membership of 160 , 000 in Ireland and about 20 , 000 in this country , have given notice that they have nothing to do with Lady Gregorys Irish Players . Rev . Michael Flanagan , of New York , received this cablegram last week : The Gaelic League has no connection whatsoever with the Abbey theater productions . Douglas Hyde , pres . ; Patrick ODaly , Sec y .
BELASCO TALKS RIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
BELASCO TALKS RIGHT CHICAGO , Dec . 4 . —David Belasco came here yesterday to attend the opening of a new production . Upon his attention being called to a statement made by Mrs . Gertrude Patterson , lately acquitted of murder , in which she stated that she would ask Mr . Belasco to put her on the stage , he gave out this interview . The stage has no place for such women , seeking to make capital out of notoriety , and to add to the notoriety which has come to them . I would not dream of so ridiculous a move . I do not believe that you can expect me to entertain her request seriously . It is to be regretted that such a move occurred to her at this time .
MARRIED ON THE STAGE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
MARRIED ON THE STAGE PERRY , la ., Nov . 26 . —When the Merry Mary company appeared here last Saturday evening an event which never before transpired in this little town made the date important . Pearl Stanley McBride was married to Kenneth W . Hampton , by Justice of the Peace J . B . Thornberg , just after the curtain fell on the final act of the show . The groom left for New York to engage in mercantile pursuits and after a couple of weeks his wife will leave the company and join him there .
STATE HONORS ACTRESS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
STATE HONORS ACTRESS Mary Land , who plays the part of Belle Knowles , in one of the Seven Days companies now on tour , in a contest held in all of the principal cities in the state of Florida , was last week chosen as the representative type of beauty of the state . Her picture will adorn the seal which will be used on all Florida products , buildings , etc ., at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to be held in San Francisco .
MARTIN BECK STORMBOUND [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
MARTIN BECK STORMBOUND The rather lusty blizzard which struck the Atlantic Coast early Monday morning prevented Martin Becks arriving from Europe on schedule time . At the Orpheum office , in the Putnam building , it was said , Tuesday evening , that Mr . Becks steamer had been delayed and that he was not expected to land much before Thursday afternoon .
FATHER'S DEATH INTERFERED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
FATHERS DEATH INTERFERED PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 4 . —The Adelphi theater was dark tonight and there will be no performances until Wednesday , on account of the death of Grace George s father in New York , this morning . Miss George was called to New York yesterday and reached her home before the death of her father .
THEATER MANAGER SLUGGED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
THEATER MANAGER SLUGGED CHICAGO , Dec . I . —Ueorge Aae Davis , manager of the Studebaker theater , was attacked and beaten by three Greeks Wednesday evening , when he resisted an attempted hold-up . Mr . Davis at the time had quite a sum of money on his person , and although he was armed , he was afforded no opportunity of drawing his weapon .
SUES FREDERIC THOMPSON [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
SUES FREDERIC THOMPSON CHICAGO , Dec . 5 . —Mrs . Mabel Thompson , known on the stage as Mabel Taliaferro , on Saturday , sued her husband , Frederic Thompson , the New York theatrical producer , for divorce , charging cruelty . ¦ Four charges of cruelty are contained in the bill . The first is said to have taken place in August , 1909 , when Mrs . Thompson avers her husband violently shook her . In the following January , Mrs . Thompson says , he struck her without reason . During the early part of June , 1910 , she charges , he shook her until he bruised her shoulders . The last attack is alleged to have taken place Sept . 29 , 1910 , when Mrs . Thompson says Thompson squeezed her arm . The plaintiff has been a resident of Chicago a little more than a year . The first intimation that the couple were not congenial was , as announced in THE PLAYER several weeks ago , when Mrs . Thompson came to Chicago , announced her intention of establishing a residence here , and then posing for ...
PRAISE FROM THE PULPIT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 8 December 1911
PRAISE FROM THE PULPIT . BALTIMORE , Md ., Dec . 4 . —In a sermon delivered yesterday by Rev . Albert Hussey , at the Unitarian church , he stated that the moral tone of the stage in this country had been steadily rising in the past decade . He pleaded with people to scrutinize plays carefully , instead of condemning them all , and to select the good ones and not attend the ones that were prejudicial to the morals of the community .