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MINISTERS DIVIDED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
MINISTERS DIVIDED BOSTON , Mass ., Dec . 16 . —The ministers of the Methodist Church of Boston have - been discussing as to whether it is right or wrong to go to the theater . The matter was brought up at a meeting , held this week , and a long debate was held over the question of whether it was really sinful to go to the theater . It seems that a clause was put in the Methodist book of discipline , in 1872 , which prevented members of the church from attending theaters and other amusements of thp samp kind . At a meeting of the ministers one of them , the Rev . W . W . Bowers , made the statement that he would rather give up his right to preach than enforce the amusement section , which forbids theater-going , cards and dancing . He stated while there might be some picture-shows which the ministers should turn their backs on there were many others which might be the means of doing much good . Another minister , Rev . T . Whitaker , said that the tendency of theater-going , cardplay...
WEALTHY ACTORS [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
WEALTHY ACTORS There are many actors who can be safely set down as in the millionaire class . David Warfield , William H . Crane , William Gillette , John Drew , Kerry Gow , Joe Murphy and numerous others have real estate holdings which will foot up to that total , while if it were not for . the multitudinous charities of George M . Cohan he could be christened with the title of his latest play , The Little Millionaire .
THE STAGE MANAGER [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
THE STAGE MANAGER Hated by the principals , detested by the chorus , sneered at by the ladies , cursed by the men , blamed if the _ production is a failure , never praised if it is a howling success , supposed to know everything and acused of knowing absolutely nothing , yet the STAGE MANAGER keeps on living and I have actually known two or three to have grown fat on this mode of life .
Page 43 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
4 MORTONS A- _^^ bkf _ 9 _ B ^ t __ fir H _ r wlf ^^ H IWk rM ^__^_^_^ B __ l _ M _ iBBBBBBMBBEHIMBBBB | Here s hoping that in your travels for the coming years you may never have an accident to mar yourlhappiness WITH LOTS OF GASOLENE , WJE , AR 13 ON OUR Vi / AV Grand Opera House , Pittsburg - - - Week of December 25 th : jfjfWM ^ mglk ¦ RP ^ l f 1 Il iU ILJ^^ t ^ jr ^^ m ^^^ SB BOTH ACTS ABSOLUTELY HEW -R^ Wsf | 9 |^^ H _ P | S ^§ Also a Duplicate of Each Act in Europe i 4 * £ s £% y j 4 ml &lt; i ^ aBHHEyP ^ Cable Just Received Reads : ^ Jflll ^ jg ^ y Leipzig—Both Acts Opened . ^*^ ^ ^ SSsaf ^ Enormous Success . ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ BIG SUCCESS AT THE __ _ »¦¦¦¦ mM J * ^| Al NICK SROLLER WINTER GARDEN KAUFMANN SKATING GIRLS I NEW YORK Stands for THE BEST in Cycling N . Y . Journal says : KAUFMAN TROUPE ARE J BA || A- Clr _« Snn A /»« - JUST ° NE MOEE NEW OFFERING ° F SUPERTHE GREATEST BICYCLE RIDERS ON EARTH . « nB ImlMICr SKaillig MCIS . LATIVE MERIT .
Animal Training Experiences [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Animal Training Experiences ( Continued from page 36 . ) which had arrived from New York ! By that time I had the goose following me everywhere I went , had him wearing a most ridiculous suit of clothes , had him drawing a little cart in which a monkey officiated as driver , and—as a prize trick —had him laying an egg at my command . We used a little palming in the egg stunt , but it went over all right , and the goose s part in the performance was quite funny . bear with which I was working , and Bruin very promptly enjoyed a $ 700 meal . That goose was trained in just about three days . The other instance of quick and almost mechanical training which I recall was an experience at Coney Island one summers afternoon . A mathematical horse was the attraction at a show near where I was located ; the man who was handling the horse had done considerable Joey , the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg That goose worked four weeks at the festival and three weeks in vaudeville at a salary of $ 1...
Page 45 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BELL PHONE ^ j ^ M ^ f *^ ^ ^ ^ 236 S 1 ™ WALNUT 1892 _^ PP ^ VjV ^^^[ t STREET WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR WE ALSO THANK YOU FOR THE CONSIDERATION YOU HAVE SHOWN US IN THE PAST MILLER —COSTUMIER B-RNARDA. REIN 0 LP 1 The Original Dinkelspiel still with JOSEPH HARTS DINKELSPIELSCHRISTMAS TIME ALL . FILLED JYIerry Xmas and a ftappy )^ cw Year NOW IT COMES OUT THE ORIGINALS tlAUHKRft THE CABBY and THE ACTOR THE HEUMAN TRIO Wishing all our friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR .
Page 46 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
3 Sklvcy Boys , Playing Consecutively the Better Class United Houses IRepresentative - ALF . T . WILTON I IE TOOTSPAKA _^_ H__ K_ ^~- _^_^_^_^_^__^_ i Wl HER HAWAIIANS WISH EVERYBODY AMERRY XMAS ARP AHAPPY NEW YEAR Coium AMUSEMEHT COHPAHY J . HERBERT MACK Directors : SAM A . SCRIBNER President CHARLES H . WALDRON GUS HILL Sec y and Genl Mgr . JULES HURTIG CHARLES BARTON JOHN G . JERMON RUD K . HYNICKA Vice-President EDWARD SIEGMAN Treasurer Playing Only the RECOGNIZED BURLESQUE ATTRACTIONS COLUMBIA AMUSEMENT COMPANY BUILDING - Broadway and 47 th Street , New York
SOME EXPERIENCES . By Fred Austin , of the Tossing Austins . [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
SOME EXPERIENCES . By Fred Austin , of the Tossing Austins . While in Moline I stopped with Mrs . Trunk , and by the way she makes it very pleasant for you . Her husband s first name is Taylor and she has a brother whose first name is Fiber . While in France I was playing on the bill with a French comedian who was making a big hit , and I _ asked the stage manager what he said that went so big , and he said , It is very blue , and I told him they did not allow blue stuff in America , and he said : Don t you have any comedians in America ? Talk about a mean manager . My route was changed and I sent this manager 8 cents in stamps and asked him to please return my photos . He kept the stamps and sent my photos back by express collect . Some years ago I was with a minstrel show and as I was not in the first part I had to take tickets on the gallery door . One night a big Rube and his wife and ten kids came upstars . When I asked for tickets he said : Aint got non ; what will you take an...
PROFESSIONALS ARE WED [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
PROFESSIONALS ARE WED CHICAGO , Dec . 19 . —Julia Sinclair and Charles McCaffery were married Wednesday , Dec . 7 . Miss Sinclair was very well known in burlesque and Mr . McCaffery has been associated with musical comedy ; his last appearance was with Victor Moore ; last season he appeared with A Night in a Turkish Bath , in vaudeville . The marriage took place in the Church of St . Francis Assisi , Brooklyn , N . Y .
BAND DIRECTOR STRICKEN [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
BAND DIRECTOR STRICKEN DENVER , Colo ., Dec . 19 . —Prof . Herman Belstead was seized with heart failure while directing his band at a concert which was given in the Auditorium Sunday evening , Dec . 10 . When the stroke came upon the leader he fell to the floor , causing considerable excitement among the crowded visitors . A doctor who happened to be among those attending quickly reached the side of the stricken leader and worked over him a half hour , after which time the plucky bandmaster returned to his post and finished the concert .
NEW W . V . M . A . HOUSES [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
NEW W . V . M . A . HOUSES CHICAGO , Dec . 19 . —The Western Vaudeville Managers Association added four more houses to their string last week—the Butterfly , Milwaukee ; Gem , Fremont , Neb . ; Orpheum , Freeport , 111 ., and the Grand , Escanaba , Mich . The latter town now has two association houses , both doing good business .
"God Bless You " [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
God Bless You God bless you , tis a homely phrase , It brings the smiles , it brings the tears , It holds the hopes of other days ; The pain of parting , and the bliss Of happy hearts on homing wings ; The warmth of the returning kiss , The clasp of arms that closely cling . God bless you ! Ah , the blood runs warm , When dear lips breathe the prayer sincere . God keep you safe from hurt or harm ! God bless you , through the years to come . TINNY H .
Twilight By Laurence Dunbar [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
Twilight By Laurence Dunbar When the evening shadows falling , Wrap all Nature in repose , And her creatures , daily animate , Drowsilv their eye-lids close ; When the winds that erstwhile boist rous Roamed free o er hill and plain , Now are hushed , and gently whispering , Soft seduce sweet sleep again ; When the leaves somnolent murmur . With its subtle influence , Falls upon the Soul , strife-harassed , Bringing Peace as recompense , Then s the time for those whod woo her To know Nature s lonliest mood , In the solemn contemplation Of her twilight solitude .
ISHIKAWA BROS . TROUPE [Newspaper Article] — Player — 22 December 1911
ISHIKAWA BROS . TROUPE The Ishikawa Bros . Troupe of Japanese are four little fellows that work every moment during their delightfully interesting act . One of their number Ichiskc , does the applause-getting feat pictured above . From a hand-stand , upon one hand , at the top of the apparatus , he comes down , step by step , to the footlights , lowers his body to a hormonal position , then goes back to the perpendicular position without touching his other hand to the ground .