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'CAP" ANSON A HERO . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CAP ANSON A HERO . CHICAGO , 111 ., Dec . 30 . — Cap Anson , the Grand Old Man of Baseball , who has played a number of vaudeville engagements in recent years , saved two boys from drowning in the Jackson park lagoon here Christmas afternoon . Anson was playing a round of golf on the links near the lagoon when he saw the boys break through the thin ice . The doughty captain of the old Chicago club plunged into the icy water and rescued the boys , one at a time .
FROM "JACINTA" TO VODE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
FROM JACINTA TO VODE Carrie Reynolds , who recently retired from the cast of John Cort s Jacinta , will enter vaudeville soon with a single arranged to best display her delightful voice and clever acting . Miss Reynolds gained her first prominence at the Globe , New York , with the original company in The Red Rose .
BAR PERFORMER HURT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
BAR PERFORMER HURT EAST LIVERPOOL , O ., Dec . 29 . —Mile . Ani , who does a startling trapeze act , fell a distance of twenty feet this afternoon and was seriously injured . No bones were broken but it is feared that internal injuries may prove fatal . _ Her right name is Annie Hill and she is the wife of Harry N . Hill , of New York City . He was present when she fell and was the first one at her side . She is receiving the best of medical attention and may pull through . She was playing at the American theater when the accident occurred .
HARDEEN SUFFERS INJURY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
HARDEEN SUFFERS INJURY Hardeen , the handcuff man , is in New York , laid up for repairs for a few weeks because of an accident which he suffered Dec . 17 . Hardeen was cranking his automobile when it kicked and broke his wrist . The injured member has been placed in a plaster cast , and it is expected will be strong and sound again in a few weeks .
UNDER OBSERVATION [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
UNDER OBSERVATION OAKLAND , Cal ., Dec . 25 . —M . Brack , one . of The Six Bracks , an acrobatic team , who have been playing the Orpheum Circuit , is at present confined in the detention ward of the , hospital here under the care of a special nurse and two physicians . He is suffering from mental derangement and partial paralysis . He broke down last week while playing at the Orpheum theater and had to be removed to his hotel . His neck and face muscles were partially paralized , but it was hoped that care and attention would bring him around all right . Shortly after this his mind showed signs of weakening , and it was thought best to remove him to the hospital . His wife is with him and ivill remain here until it is determined whether medical treatment will help him or whether it will be necessary to confine him in an insane asylum .
BIG AND LITTLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
BIG AND LITTLE WASHINGTON , Jan . 2 . —Last week Mrs . Tom Thumb , the best known Lilliputian in the world , called on President Taft and spent quite a little time conversing with him . The disparity in the sizes of the two was remarkable . The little lady told the President that she had been a frequent visitor to the White House , in years gone by , having had her first audience with a President in 1863 , when she called on Abraham Lincoln . She is still a well preserved woman , although she has been in public life for more than sixty years .
Page 21 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
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OBITUARY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
OBITUARY Roma Snyder Roma Snyder , an actress , who has appeared in a number of musical comedies , and who also met with some little success in vaudeville , committed suicide in St . Louis , Dec . 28 , by drinking carbolic acid . She had been in bad health for some time and had not- appeared on the stage for six months . She was born in Brooklyn , and when she was seventeen went on the stage . She was with Lew Fields in It Happened in Nord-, land , and afterwards played leading roles in Fantana and other musical comedies . In October , 1906 , she was married to George F . Miller , and after that appeared with him in vaudeville . Her last appearance in New York was about four years ago and since then the team has been playing in the West . Her father brought her body to Brooklyn N . Y ., and interment was made there . Her brother , Edward Snyder , is a resident of Chicago , and when notified of his sister s death , said that she once was a singer of considerable promise , had played ...
LAST OF DREAMLAND . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
LAST OF DREAMLAND . One of the big show places of Coney Island will shortly be turned into a city park and all of the amusement features will be torn down . Dreamland Park , a park which has been almost as famous as Luna Park , received a staggering blow when a big fire almost wiped it out last summer and the members of the corporation , who owned it , did not consider it would be profitable to rebuild it . They made overtures to the City of New York to purchase the site for a free park and the city aldermen passed a resolution for its purchase for $ 1 , 000 ,- 000 . The Board ot Estimate have approved this and now Mayor Gaynor has signed the bill so the transfer will soon be made . The site covers seven acres and will be used solely as a recreation place for the people of Greater New York .
CHANCE FOR AUTHORS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
CHANCE FOR AUTHORS The Actors Society of America are making good on their promise to give the authors of America a chance to have their plays given a New York hearing without expense . On Jan . 5 they will produce at the Hudson theater a # fouract comedy drama by Hartley Davis , entitled The World , the Flesh and the Tailor . The actors who take part in the production receive no money for their work , but if the play makes a hit they will have the first chance to go with the production . The author has but little , if any expense , and will by this production have a chance of getting managers interested in the play . The Actors Society are trying this as an experiment , and if it is a success will continue these productions frequently .
GREAT CONVENTION CITY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
GREAT CONVENTION CITY ATLANTIC CITY , N . J ., Jan . 1 . —A report made by the Publicity Board , of this city , has just been published , and it shows what a remarkable city this is for the holding of conventions . During the year 1911 there were 165 national , State and other conventions held in this city . Director George S . Lenhart states that from arrangements already made and prospects which look good , this number will be exceeded in 1912 . This city thoroughly appreciates the benefits arising from conventions and the number of people they attract and a large amount of money and energy is expended in trying to secure them for this resort .
Page 22 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
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I . A . AND T . M . A . NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
I . A . AND T . M . A . NOTES By TOM FLAVEtf Jerry Fealey , of Roanoke local , returned to his home in Lynchburg , Va ., on Dec . 23 , after spending a week with local friends . He goes back to assume the position of carpenter of the Academy of Music , in Lynchburg . The Academy is now in process of reconstruction , having recently been gutted by fire , and will be reopened shortly under the management of James Farmer , and playing K . &amp; E . attractions exclusively . Jack Kagy , of Jersey City local , and John Fries ( the Diamond King ) , respectively carpenter and property man of the Madame Sherry company , laid off in New York last week . We might mention in passing , Mister Leffler , of 35 local , has the light end . Charlie Fortier , of local No . 1 , is playing at present in Los Angeles with Mazie King s big act for two weeks . They are playing the Orpheum Circuit , over which they have extended bookings . The act , reports say , is a huge success . A well-known Gri...
THEATER RE-OPENS AFTER BAD FIRE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
THEATER RE-OPENS AFTER BAD FIRE House in Niagara Falls , N . Y ., Has Been Handsomely Memodeled — Notes From Around Buffalo BUFFALO , N . Y ., Jan . 2 . —The International theater at Niagara Falls , N . Y ., which had been dark for two years as the result of a disastrous fire , was reopened Dec . 18 under the management of Edward Hayes , with a very large and select audience , the attraction being The Balkan Princess . The house has been greatly improved , and is now one of the finest theaters in this section . Matinees for Charity The proceeds from the matinees # at the Victoria theater during the week of Jan . 8 are to be given to the Red Cross Association . Buffalo Girl a Dramatist Marian De Forest is receiving the congratulations of her friends in this city upon her dramatization of Louis M . Olcott s Little Women . Miss De Forest is a writer on the Express . The play will be produced in the near future by Jessie Bonestelle , a great favorite in this city . Disturbances His Habi...
UNDER EXAMINATION [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
UNDER EXAMINATION BUFFALO , N . Y ., Jan . 2 . —Lillian Alcott Leath , who was found wandering through the streets last week , has been committed to an asylum for examination as to her sanity . She told the police a story that she had been drugged in a Western city and then robbed , and then placed on a train and shipped to the East . She claimed that she was an actress and had been connected with a number of first-class companies . It was found that she is the daughter of an Allentown , Pa ., merchant , and that the family are highly respected . She gave evidences of being under a mental strain , so she has been committed for further examination .
PREPARING FOR BANQUET [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
PREPARING FOR BANQUET WASHINGTON , D . C , Dec . 31 . —Final arrangements are being made for the annual banquet which Lodge No . _ 7 , T . M . A ., will hold Sunday evening , Jan . 14 . The toastmaster will be President Baker . C . H . Sprague will represent the Grand Lodge . A new side degree , No . 1159 , will be worked for the first time . The hall decorations for the occasion kindly have been loaned by M . A . Sherwood , of Freund Co ., caterers .
A VERSATILE COMPANY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
A VERSATILE COMPANY CORRY , Pa ., Jan . 1 . —For the week ending Dec . 30 , the attraction at Library theater , aside from the regular picture program , was the Wright company of three people , producing two plays nightly and changing every night . The company is a very versatile one , with an elastic repertoire , which reaches from the ordinary farce tothe fifth act of Othello , and drew- good business . Frank McKeown , known as The Armless Wonder , who is walking from New York to San Francisco , was a drawing card at Library theater Jan . 1 and 2 . He does a wonderful lot of juggling for a man in his condition , his act lasting eighteen minutes . Doctor Theodore S . Crosby , surgeon , with the Campbell Brothers shows , arrived at his home in this city Dec . 28 , from Texas . Dr . Crosby states that the show did a fine business the past season . The annual charity ball of Corry Lodge of Elks was held on Monday evening , Jan . 1 , and was attended by nearly three hundred couples , b...
NEW GRAND NOT TO CLOSE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 5 January 1912
NEW GRAND NOT TO CLOSE EVANSVILLE , Ind ., Jan . 1 . —The New Grand theater will not close . New arrangements have been made whereby the playhouse will have two changes of shows a week , beginning today . The program will consist of five vaudeville acts and several reels of motion pictures . One performance will be given in the afternoon and two at night . The changes of the shows will be made Sundays and Thursdays and the prices are to be 10 , 20 and 30 cents . A new manager will take charge . The bookings are to be made by the Western Vaudeville Association .