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LOST TO VAUDEVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
LOST TO VAUDEVILLE ELMIRA , N . Y ., Jan . 22 . —The Happy Hour Amusement Co ., who control the Colonial theater , are to place a stock company in that house to- run musical comedies . The company will be under the direction of Charles H . Van Dyne , and will consist of twenty-five people . They have started rehearsing The Telephone Girl , which will be produced Jan . 29 . The following bill will be The Runaways . The prices will be 10-20-30 , and three matinees a week will begiven . The house formerly played vaudeville and pictures . A number of changes have been made in the house . The concrete floor has been covered and the seats have been rearranged .
HIND GIVES W AY " ASYAUMILLIAN is DOING ACT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
HIND GIVES W AY ASYAUMILLIAN is DOING ACT Patter Tom Wilson Brought - ; from South Bethlehem , Pa ., and Committed to Bellevue , New York City . Thomas P ,. - Wilson , monologist , formerly of the vaudeville team of Wilson &amp; May , and familiarly known as Patter Tom ; Wilson , was admitted to the psycopathic ward of Bellevue hospital , New York City , Saturday evening , suffering from a complete nervous - breakdown which has unbalanced his mind for the time being at least . Wilson was playing , a vaudeville engagement at South Bethlehem , Pa ., the latter part of last-week , and on Friday evening was engaged in doing his monologue when it became apparent to the theater employees and to the members of the audience before which he was appearing that he was suffering from some kind of a mental disorder . His talk was wild and strange and quite openly and forcefully he expressed his displeasure at some little noises which were being made on the stage behind him , where a set ...
YOGEL'S MINSTRELS IN WRECK = : WEIGH COSTS SEVERAL LIVES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
YOGELS MINSTRELS IN WRECK = : WEIGH COSTS SEVERAL LIVES Private Car demolished While Standing On Side-Ttrack , Many Members of the Company Being Injured-r-Two Haver Died ; Others Are Fatally Hurt . . BINGHAMTON , N . Y ., Jan . 23 . —The private sleeping car of the J ohn ; W . Vogel Minstrel Co . was wrecked at an early hour this morning , . arid the . twentyseven members of that company , who were asleep at ttie time , were thrown from their births ; many of them badly injured , and a number of them ^ scalded by escaping steam . Two of the company have since died at a hospital in this city . The accident occurred at Chenango Forks , on the Lackawanna R . R . The sleeping car containing the minstrel company was standing on a side-track when the locomotive attached to another train crashed into it . The engineer of the train claimed that the block signal did not show danger so he came ahead . The villagers and train hands gave all the assistance possible to the - injured people , and...
DISOWNS "TROT-BEAR-HUG " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
DISOWNS TROT-BEAR-HUG Negotiations were opened this week by George Edwardes , of the Gaiety theater , London , with Monsieur Maurice , the cabaret dancer , looking to the engagement of this , artist and his partner , Mile . dHaryille , as . the feature of a new spectacle ; to : be put on at the Gaiety the first week in Mayi The dancer s contract with , Charles Dillingham , for his part in Over the River , -Eddie Foy s new starring vehicle , runs until April 15 . If the Edwardes 1 deal goes through the . dancer will leave for London on April 20 . . Until the close of his engagement with the Foy show , Maurice will change his program of dances each week . His own repertoire , is extensive as well as exclusive , despite certain assertions that he has taken up with the trot-bear-hug combination ( which he strenuously denies ) , andhe is expected to show all of his dances . Among these are the Maurice Glide , the Tori go Argentine , the Dandy Dance , the Apache , the Dance of the Dollars...
ACTRESS SERIOUSLY HURT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
ACTRESS SERIOUSLY HURT C . A . Pryor , of the team of Pryor &amp; Claire , addresses the following depressing information to the Chicago White Rats : It is with deep pain and regret that I announce a severe accident which befell my wife while playing the Orpheum theater at Gary , Ind ., recently . Mrs . Pryor slipped on the icy sidewalk , breaking her back and sustaining internal injuries . She is now an inmate of the Mercy hospital at Gary , and while it will be necessary for her to remain in the hospital for several weeks , it is thought she is now out of danger , and her recovery is but a matter of time . I wish to thank the Elks , the members of the Millionaire Kid company , Mr . and Mrs . Ray Raymond , Manager Young and Stage Manager Stout of the Orpheum for their kindly offices during Mrs . Pryor s illness . Mrs . Pryor would be pleased to have her many friends drop her a line , care the Mercy hospital . She is a member of the A . A . A ., and I am a White Rat . I shal...
SUITS REYIYE ANCIENT CHARGES AGAINST EASTERN WHEEL MAGNATES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
SUITS REYIYE ANCIENT CHARGES AGAINST EASTERN WHEEL MAGNATES L . Lawrence Weber Made Defendant in Three Suits Which Reiterate Claims Which Were Aired in Previous Court Proceedings . Three actions have been brought against L . Lawrence Weber , treasurer of the Columbia Building &amp; Theater Co ., charging that he accepted rebates from the contractors who built the Columbia , Chicago ; the Gaiety , Kansas City , and the Columbia theater in New York City . It is alleged that he received $ 25 , 000 as rebate on the Chicago contract , and over $ 40 , 000 on the contract of the Columbia theater in New York City . At the time the houses were built Weber was a partner of Ed . Rush , and it is claimed that one-half of the money was given to him . These suits have , been pending for some time , and it is said that the parties bringing the suits were awaiting the return of Ed . Rush from Europe . He left this country when the story was first published , and has not as yet returned . At...
PRACTICING "WATER JUMPS " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
PRACTICING WATER JUMPS SAN FRANCISCO , Cal ., Jan . 17 . —ODell &amp; Hart arrived here yesterday from Honolulu , where they played for eight weeks , and met with great success . In a day or two they will leave for Vancouver , B . C , from whence they sail on Jan . 24 for Australia . They will open , on the Brehnari Circuit , in that country at the National theater , Sydney , immediately upon their arrival . They expect to continue moving until they have completed a circuit of the world .
OBITUARY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
OBITUARY William H . Dance Sioux CITY , la ., Jan . 19 . —William H . Dance , until recently proprietor of the Colonial theater in this city , died yesterday , after a few months illness from tuberculosis . He was 34 years of age . Mr . Dance formerly managed a house at Sioux Falls , S . D ., which he sold a short time ago to Harry L . Holmes , of Denver . •The Colonial here , which he owned and managed , plays Sullivan &amp; Considine vaudeville . George W . Deyo George W . Deyo died on Jan . 21 , at his residence in New York City , after a lingering illness . He had acquired much prominence in the profession , having played a part- for many years with In Old Kentucky and accompanied Andrew Mack on his tour of Australia . He played one season with The Squaw Man . He is survived by a widow , who is a daughter of Mr . and Mrs . Matt Snyder . The funeral took place on Jan . 23 from his residence . J . E . ( Toozie ) Rogers MINNEAPOLIS , Jan . 22 . —J . E . Rogers , better know...
DIVER BROKE HIS NECK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
DIVER BROKE HIS NECK SCRANTON , Pa ., Jan . 20—An amateur diving contest was held at a local theater last night , and there were numerous entries . The tank used was the same as used by a Diving Venus playing an engagement here and measured a little over six feet in depth . William Fitzgerald , a noted , athlete , renowned for his diving feats , was the heaviest contestant . He attempted a . difficult dive and struck the bottom of the tank on the back of his head . He was taken to a hospital where it was found that his neck was broken . His death is momentarily expected .
ARTIST'S MOTHER DIES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
ARTISTS MOTHER DIES A letter , delayed in transmission , has reached Claude L . Golding of Golding &amp; Keating , in which the announcement of the death in Sydney , Australia , on Nov . 11 last , of Mr . Golding s mother is made . Mrs . Golding was one of the leading -theatrical teachers in Australia and in her class were included many noted performers . Golding &amp; Keating at present are playing the Hodkins southern time .
PALSIED AT PIANO [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
PALSIED AT PIANO SALEM , Mass ., Jan . 21 . —Harry A . Bennett , of Boston , Mass ., broke the record for continuous piano playing last night and then suddenly became palsied and sank unconscious to the floor . Physicians had him removed to a hospital , and he did not recover consciousness for a whole day . He is now on the road to recovery .
DONITA UNDER TREATMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
DONITA UNDER TREATMENT . At the Kimball House , Davenport , la ., Donita , the character singer , is recovering from the effects of a serious surgical operation , which she underwent recently at St . Lukes Hospital , in that city . It will be a fortnight or more until she will be able to resume work . She was stricken just after completing a most successful tour of the Pantages Circuit .
VODE MANAGERS EAT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
VODE MANAGERS EAT Last Wednesday the Vaudevill . e Managers Protective Association gave a dinner to the members and their business associates at the Hotel Knickerbocker . There were nearly a hundred people present . It was purely a social event , and no business matters were discussed . Among those present were Mr . Dyment , representing the Canadian Circuit ; Clark Brown , H . H . Feiber ; W . H . Miller , . of the William Penn theater , Philadelphia ; Mr . Bruggemann , of Hoboken ; Mr . Proctor ; Mr . Williams ; Mr . Shea , of Buffalo ; Mr . Poli , of Bridgeport ; Marcus Loew ; Jake Wells , of the Southern Circuit ; F . Nixon-Nirdlinger , of the Nixon theater , Philadelphia ; Gus Sun , of the Sun Circuit ; Charles E . Bray , of the W . V . M . A . ; Chris Brown , of the Sullivan &amp; Considine Circuit ; Hurtig &amp; Seamon , and Sam Scribner , of the Columbia burlesque . wheel .
ONE CIPHER LESS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
ONE CIPHER LESS ALBANY , N . Y ., Jan . 20—Delia Ward , formerly , a dancing girl with Ned Wayburn s productions , received a verdict of $ 1 , 500 in a local court here today . She sued for $ 15 , 000 , and the jury just chopped off one cipher . She received an injury while alighting from a New ¦ York Central train , in this city , which kept her from work for some time . The suit was brought in her right name , Delia Grace Porter .
LESLIE RAMSEY'S DEBUT [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
LESLIE RAMSEYS DEBUT Little Leslie Ramsey made her debut in yaudevill . eon Dec . 12 , when she joined her sisters in •their act . She is only four years old , and as she played a solo on the bells with the precision of a veteran , she was loudly applauded at every performance since that time . The Ramsey . Sisters are playing United time and will keep . working until the sultry days of summer come . .
DEPEND ON BIG TIME [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
DEPEND ON BIG TIME Al . Reeves , owner of the Big Beauty show , playing the Star theater , Brooklyn , this week , and his wife , Alameda Fowler , will lead the grand march , at the third annual carnival and ball of the Eddie Manly stock company , which will be held at Saengerbund Hall , 57 Smith street , Brooklyn , on . Friday evening , Jan . 26 . All professional people are invited , and will be admitted . by showing their cards at the door . Extensive and elaborate arrangements have been made by the committee in charge to eclipse the two previous affairs in this years fete in point of novel and startling decorations . One of the feature dances on the program is a Turkey Trot , in which Andy Lewis , Mr . Reeves principal comedian , and Vera George , a show girl with the troupe , will be foremost figures , executing their own idea of the way such terpsichorean movements should be danced , and which has made the Big Beauty show so famous this season . The officers of the Eddie Manly ...
MONTREAL MERRYMAKING [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
MONTREAL MERRYMAKING MONTREAL , Can ., Jan . 16 . —Last night the Orpheum Social Club held their annual ball , and Manager Driscoll , of the Orpheum theater , tendered the services of the orchestra , from his theater under the direction of Prof . Jas . MacDougal . All of the acts playing in , the city attended the ball , and everybody had a pleasant time .
GOLDEN'S NAME APPLAUDED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
GOLDENS NAME APPLAUDED CHICAGO , Jan . 17 . —Nat Wills appeared at the Majestic theater in &lt; Chicago last . week . On Monday night he delighted his audience with the ,. repetition of a story narrated to ; him by George Fuller Golden . At the mere mention of Mr . Golden s name generous applause was vouchsafed . by the intelligent audience .
GREAT LEON & CO . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
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DEAD WITH WEALTH GONE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 26 January 1912
DEAD WITH WEALTH GONE CINCINNATI ^ O ., Jan . 22 . —Charley Shay , afrvpne . time a wealthy theatrical manager and prornoter , died in the city hospital here some days ago , a charity patient . Q £ late years his fortune had vanished , and but a few months ago his faithful wife -diecL In her day she was . one of the handsomest vocalists in the profession . ¦