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MABEL BARRISON BETTER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
MABEL BARRISON BETTER Joseph Howard , who is playing in vaudeville with Mabel McCane , denies the rumor that his wife , Mabel Barrison , is dying with consumption . He states that he spent Christmas week with her at a health resort in the Adirondack mountains , and that she is constantly gaining strength , and may be able to resume work before the season is over . This will be glad news to her many friends , who have been alarmed over the bad reports which have been circulated about her condition .
SOPHIE BRANDT PLEADS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
SOPHIE BRANDT PLEADS The intervention of Sophie Brandt , the singer , before a judge in New York last week saved a little colored girl from going to prison . The girl had confessed to having stolen from Miss Brandt , while in her employ as maid , jewelry valued at $ 12 , 800 . The jewelry was recovered after it had been pawned for a trifle more than $ 100 . Miss Brandt asked clemency for the maid and she was sent to the Bedford Home for Women . Last Monday , at the Fifth Avenue , Miss Brandt made her first appearance in vaudeville .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
Mile . Hengleur s Russian Poodles are now on tlm Orpheum Circuit and are being featured as shown by above cut . The local managers are praising the offering very highly and newspaper writers are enthusing to a wonderful extent in praise of the classy display .
ATTACH VALESKA'S SALARY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
ATTACH VALESKAS SALARY CHICAGO , Jan . 8 . —Salary and other personal . belongings of Miss Valeska Suratt , playing at the Princess theater in The Red Rose , were attached last week by the Kraus Loewy Jewelry Co . for an indebtedness amounting to $ 131 . 90 . The matter was adjusted before the matinee performance of Saturday .
WM . MORRIS ESTABLISHES OFFICES AND STARTS BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
WM . MORRIS ESTABLISHES OFFICES AND STARTS BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF He Will for the Present Confine His Attention to Road Shows Made Up of Famous Foreigners and Toured Like Lauder . William Morris , the intrepid independent , moved out of the American theater building last Monday and established himself in offices of his own , occupying commodious quarters in the Times building , abutting the south shore of Longacre square . When Mr . Morris was seen by a PLAYER representative Tuesday he had little to say of his plans , further than that he expected next season to have five or six road shows , made up and toured after the manner of the Harry Lauder show , with an individual star at the head of each . Mr . Morris related that he still held his interests in William Morris , Inc ., which corporation has for some time been combined with the Marcus Leow holdings . He has , according to his own statement , simply withdrawn to an office of his own wherein he may transact such business as he se...
TAKEN ILL SUDDENLY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
TAKEN ILL SUDDENLY EVANSVILLE , Ind ., Jan . 8 . —Mae Rossmore ; a member of the Mutt &amp; Jeff company , was taken suddenly ill while the company was playing hereon New Year s Day , and after an examination it was found necessary to operate for a severe attack of appendicitis . She has rallied from the effects of the operation and expects to be able to rejoin the company in Peoria , 111 ., Jan . 24 . Miss Rossmore is a native of Denver , Col .
CHURCHILL GETTING READY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CHURCHILL GETTING READY KANSAS CITY , Mo ., Jan . 8 . —The foundations for E . P . Churchill s new theater are now being finished and the work of erecting the new house is being pushed with vigor . It will be a vaudeville theater with the largest seating capacity of any vaudeville house in the city .
OBITUARY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
OBITUARY Alexander Christie Alexander Christie died in Philadelphia Dec . 4 , after a short illness from pneumonia . For many years he had been well known in the theatrical world , having acted as electrician at many of the theaters . He was originally a calcium man , and was an adept at that art before electricity came into use . He was the financial secretary of Theatrical Mechanical Association , No . 3 , and was one of the organizers of that association . Of late years he had been an inspector in the Custom House , and was stricken while at work . The funeral was held on Sunday , Dec . 7 , from the Elks Home , he having been an active member of that organization . It was largely attended by theatrical people . Joseph E . G . Ryan CHICAGO , Jan . 5 . —Funeral services of Joseph E . G . Ryan , probably the best known and best liked newspaper man and publicity expert in Chicago , were held today in St . Gabriel s Roman Catholic church . The services were conducted by the Rev . Fath...
MISS LORAINE FOUND DEAD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
MISS LORAINE FOUND DEAD Mollie Loraine , a show girl who had appeared in a number of Broadway productions , was found dead in her apartment at 391 Central Park West , New York City , where she was known as Mrs . Frederick Simmons . She and Mr . Simmons had left their apartment to engage in a protracted New Year s celebration , and upon the woman s return to her apartment she was noticeably despondent . When Miss Loraine s lifeless body was found by Mrs . Bessie Kinken , a neighbor , who had also been a show girl in a couple of companies with the unfortunate woman , two empty bottles which had contained gin , another gin bottle partly filled , arid many cigarette stumps were littered over the floor of the room .
CHANGES IN CINCINNATI [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CHANGES IN CINCINNATI CINCINNATI , O ., Jan . a—Robinsons opera house has discarded vaudeville and opened Jan . 1 with a stock company . W . R . Allen has leased the Auditorium theater and opened yesterday with a new policy . He has a tabloid stock company , moving pictures and will play five vaudeville acts . Three shows daily will be given at a 10 cent admission . The Pollard Agency will supply the acts . Mr . Allen is an experienced showman , formerly the representative of William Morris in the South , and will give big shows for little money . He has a two years lease of the house . Heuck s opera house has discontinued melodrama and opened Jan . 7 with a combination of vaudeville and circus attractions . It is under the management of the Excelsior Exhibition Company . The Lyceum and Century theaters are playing one and two vaudeville acts nightly in conjunction with moving pictures .
MANAGERS CHANGE TOWNS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
MANAGERS CHANGE TOWNS UTICA , N . Y ., Jan . 6 . —Harris Lumberg has returned to Niagara Falls to manage the house in that city and his brother Barney , who has been looking after that house , will now take care of the Lumberg theater in this city . The latter is known as the kid manager , being not quite thirty and yet with over twelve years experience as house manager .
NOT A VAGRANT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
NOT A VAGRANT MONTREAL , Can ., Jan . 6 . —The judge of a court here has decided that George J . McFarlane , one of the singers with Pinafore , is not a vagrant His . wife preferred the charge against him because she claimed he did not support her . _ It was proven that civil cases were pending , in both the Canadian and United States Courts , on the same charges , so he was discharged .
CARL LAEMMLE MUSIC COMPANY WITHDRAWS FROM PUBLISHING FIELD [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
CARL LAEMMLE MUSIC COMPANY WITHDRAWS FROM PUBLISHING FIELD Catalog , with One Reservation , Goes to Joe Morris Co . — Tom Quigley Joins Witmark Forces in Chicago . Formal announcement was made this week of the withdrawal of the Carl Laemmle Music Co . from the active musical publishing field . The rapid increase in the extent of Mr . Laemmle s other enterprises , requiring more attention than he could give them and still do justice to his music publishing venture , is given as the reason for the withdrawal . The Laemmle catalog has been sold to the Joe Morris Co ., which has been established in New York City , with offices at No . 130 West Thirty-sev-enth street , for some time . Mr . Laemmle has reserved for himself , however , one number , Ill Change the Thorns to Roses , a ballad in which he and his managers repeatedly have expressed great confidence , and the Laemmle Music Co ., although no longer active in publishing music , will continue indefinitely to sell this publication ....
DIES FROM GAS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
DIES FROM GAS John Sullivan , a former advance agent for theatrical companies , was found dead in bed at his room on West Forty-second street , New York , on Jan . 8 . A disconnected tube of a gas stove caused such an escape of gas ,- while he was sleeping , that he became unconscious . He . was removed to a hospital , but his life could not be saved . He was about forty years of age , and had at one time been well known as an advertising agent with theatrical _ cpmpanies . He had been generallyTcnown as John Sullivan , Second . He had been out of work for some time , but his friends state that it was not a case of suicide , but an accident .
TROVATO'S NOVELTY . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
TROVATOS NOVELTY . Trovato is as quick at devising novelties for his act as he is in winning the favor of audiences by little bits that are impromptu and clever . He is appearing at the Alhambra theater this week , and is scoring heavily . Although many people admire him only for his eccentric methods in playing the violin , musicians are interested because he is a master of that instrument . During the week he added a novelty to his act which made an immense hit . He introduced a new song to his already extensive repertoire , and was assisted in this by a young lady , who sang the lyrics in a masterful manner . Week of Jan . IS he will move to Philadlephia , where he will be heard at Keiths theater . As he was one of the striking hits with the Harry Lauder show when it played at the Metropolitan opera house in that city , his appearance should call forth daily ovations for him .
DON'T INSULT ARMY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
DONT INSULT ARMY WASHINGTON , D . C , Jan . 8 . —The at-torney-general has just notified the War Department that the district attorney , at Tucson , Ariz ., prosecuted the owner of a skating rink in that city who had refused to admit army officers in khaki uniform to his place of amusement . The manager plead guilty and was fined $ 100 . Another manager in Tombstone , Ariz ., is to be prosecuted this month . The statement is made that all places of amusement who refuse to admit U . S . • soldiers will be prosecuted as it is deemed an insult to the nation . Of course this means when they buy a ticket and are not intoxicated .
MARRIAGES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
MARRIAGES Sid Herbert , of the Bell Boy Trio , was married to Mollie Shaefer , a nonprofessional , in New York on New Year s Eve . The ceremony was witnessed by Howard &amp; Howard , Jack Goldie and wife , Irving Cooper and wife , and many other professionals . Mark Shannon Moore , manager of a theater in Ionia , Mich ., was married to Zelma Rollas , of the team of Rollas &amp; Shaffler , at Columbus , O ., Dec . 28 . Arthur Remsen was married to Reta Challis , of the sister team of Challis &amp; Mason , at Watertown , N . Y ., on Jan . 4 . Both are members of the Wills Vaudeville Co ., • which was playing at the Lyric theater in that city at that time . Many dainty and expensive gifts were given to the happy couple by members of the company . A new team has now been formed , under the name of Challis , Remsen &amp; Mason .
GENE ELLSWORTH SLUGGED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 12 January 1912
GENE ELLSWORTH SLUGGED CHICAGO , Jan . 9 . —Eugene Ellsworth , vaudeville performer and music publisher , was waylaid as he was leaving the Hotel Sherman on New Year s evening and robbed of his watch , money and other valuables . Ellsworth had walked but a few yards from the hotel entrance and was in front of an allejr when the footpad accosted him . He quickened his pace , when the robber grappled with him . Ellsworth struggled to free himself , but was struck with a blackjack and rendered unconscious . The only possible clew that may develop the footpad s identity was a White Rat ring which he tore from Ellsworth s finger while he lay unconscious in the alley .