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THEY'RE IN DUTCH [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
THEYRE IN DUTCH Clous &amp; Hoffman , familiarly known as The Mutt and Jeff of German ^ comedy . Audiences have gotten into the habit of sitting back when acts like this appear and saying , Make us laugh . * These two boys do that very thing . They made me laugh so much 1 forgot to draw the cartoon and had to catch them in the dressing-room after they had finished about twenty minutes of the funniest Double Dutch its been my pleasure to sec . They are now playing the United time under the direction of Chas . S . Wilshin .
ATLANTIC PARK BURNS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
ATLANTIC PARK BURNS Atlantic Park , a famous amusement park , of Brooklyn , N . Y ., was entirely consumed by flames on Dec . 19 . The fire started in the casino and in a few moments spread to all parts of the park . A large dance hall , bowling alleys , restaurant and the property of numerous concessionaires in the park were entirely destroyed . Nothing was left but a mass of . blackened ruins . Atlantic Park was at one time a famous resort , but in late years , on account of the many attractions-provided at Coney Island , it had not been so successful . It still attracted big Sunday crowds and was popular with people in the section of Brooklyn where it was situated .
BIGELOW ARRESTED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BIGELOW ARRESTED Attired only in Pajamas and wildly brandishing a revolver , Charles A . Bigelow , the famous comedian , was arrested in New York at an early hour on Dec . 19 . He had been following people and shouting at them and when accosted by a policeman shot into the air . Upon being taken to the station house he talked wildly . In response to a question as to whether he had been born in the United States he said no I was born in Cleveland . He also told the officer that he had been making the world laugh for years and now it was time for them to start weeping . He was locked up and will have a medical examination . It is believed that a rest will rid him of his hallucinations and that he will return to the stage .
SUED FOR LIBEL [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
SUED FOR LIBEL Getell Burgess , the author and playwright , has been sued by William H . Dailey , of San Francisco , Cal ., for libel with the damages placed at $ 10 , 000 . Dailey avers that in a book written by Burgess , in 1907 , the plaintiff was held up to public scorn and ridicule by a description of him , using his proper name . The title of the book is The Heart Line . The defendants , Mr . Burgess and the Bobbs-Merrill Co ., publishers of the book , state that even if the party described in the book was really Mr . Dailey it is still insufficient to constitute a cause for action .
BICYCLE RIDERS ANGRY [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BICYCLE RIDERS ANGRY the bicycle riders who competed in the six-day race at the Madison Square Garden , last week , were very indignant when it came to a division of the prize money . They found that the amount to be divided was not as large as last year . The winners of the race received $ 484 each , while the winners of last years race received $ 750 . All the other contestants in the race were scaled in the same proportion . The managers claim that the large amount of guarantees , paid to special attractions , cut down the amount to be distributed among the winners .
SOME CAPITAL THIS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
SOME CAPITAL THIS WILMINGTON , Del ., Dec . 19 . —The General Amusement Co . was incorporated here today with a capital of $ 500 , 000 . When the attorneys for the new company were questioned as to the nature of the business to be carried on they refused to give the information . They also refused to give the names of the incorporators .
SCIENTISTS CONVINCED THAT MONKS THINK [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
SCIENTISTS CONVINCED THAT MONKS THINK Experiments Made by Philadelphia Professors Attended with Remarkable Results . PHILADELPHIA , Dec . 18 . —Remarkable progress has been made by two scientists of this city in the moulding of the minds of monkeys . Dr . William H . Furness and Dr . Lightner Witmer have developed the brains of two chimpanzees to such an extent that people who have seem them are convinced that the animals do really think and reason . Two African chimpanzees were secured three years ago and placed in the psychological laboratories of the University of Pennsylvania , where Dr . Witmer was in charge . Later they were transferred to the country home of Dr . Furness , at Wallingford . Each of the monkeys is about three feet in height . At first they showed no different traits from the usual chimpanzee brought to this country for stage purposes . • Dr . Furness had the animals trained in the usual manner , teaching them simple tricks , by which they ate with knives and sp...
Reforming the Contract-Jumper [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Reforming the Contract-Jumper By ABNER ALI , Chicago Representative , W . R . A . U . The hardest man that a representative of the order has to contend with is the contract-breaker . This individual not alone injures himself and the manager with whom he contracts , but in addition brings the whole order into disrepute . Although contract jumping on the part of artists is growing less and less , yet the average White Rat has no idea of how many of his fellow members disregard a contract when they have chances of making a more advantageous one . Every conceivable subterfuge is used . Unfortunately , or rather fortunately , the theatrical sphere is limited and it is only a question of a short time before this hypocrisy is discovered and then the innocent performer suffers . From the most selfish motives , the contract jumper is a penny-wise ABNER ALI pound-foolish person . There has not been a manager or agent ( and I make this statement positively ) with whom I have had any dealings i...
OPENS EASTERN OFFICES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
OPENS EASTERN OFFICES Tell Taylor , composer and publisher of Down by the Old Mill Stream , has opened eastern offices in the Regal building , New York City . Tom Faxton and Donald Heath have been retained to popularize and promote Mr . Taylors publications in the east . He soon will issue several new songs .
THE GHENT EXPOSITION [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
THE GHENT EXPOSITION WASHINGTON , Dec . 18 . —An exposition will be held in Ghent , Belgium , from April to October , 1913 . Today President Taft sent a special message to Congress urging an appropriation of $ 25 , 000 , so that the United States could be represented there .
WILLIAM BEROL ( "MENETE -KEL" ) [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
WILLIAM BEROL ( MENETEKEL ) William Berol presents the original tlluston Menetekel . While a tennis ball , covered with adhesive ink , writes words and figures whispered by members of the audience to the telepathist , a committee is on the stage andjhe performer in the audience . The act headlined at the best theaters of Europe and America .