Variety (November 1908)

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VARIETY VARIETY A Variety Paper for Variety People. PubUshsd «T«t7 Saturday bj THE VARIETY PUBLISHING CO. Knickerbocker Theatre Building. 1402 Broadway, New York City. Telephone {4023 \ 402S J 88th St. Editor and Proprietor. Entered ae eecond-claee matter December 22, 1905, at the Poet Office at New York, N. 7., under the act of Oongreee of March 8, 18T9. CHICAGO OFFICE, 70S Chieafo Open. Honse Bloek, (Phone, Main 6*86). 10, l op r ooo n tatlTO. LOVDOV OFFIOX, 418 Itraad (Boom 8). (Cable, 'T eaafro a, London.") 7. FBBBKAH, In oharfe. BAB FBABOHOO OFFIOX, 1116 Van Beaa Ato. (Boom 118). W. ALFBXD WHJOB, BoproaontatlTO. DXBTBB OFFIOX, 1766 Onrtla Street, CHAS. F. LOBDOBXB, BopraaentatlTe. C1BC1BBATX OFFIOX, BeU Bloek, I, Eo proooa tatlTO. ST. LOUIS OFFIOX, 888 Conunerotal Bonding, BICKABB OAMXB, BoproaontatlTO. L0VXSVILLB~ OFFIOX, 804 OolnmbU Building, W. L. ▼ABBXVBUBOH, BepresentatlTe. PABbT OFFIOX, 88 Bia. Bno Saint Dldler, KDWABO O. KXBDBXW, BepreaentatiTe. BKBT.TB OFFIOX, Untor den Linden 81, BXBSXL'8 LIBBABT. i i ,v -m >#y t« cot^a* . AD VXB T ISX MXBTS. 20 cents an agate line, 82.80 an Inch. One page. 8126; one-balf page, 806; one-quarter page, 882.60. Charges for portraits furnished on application. Special rate by the month for professional card under heading "BepresentatlTe Artists." Advertising copy should be received by Thurs- day at noon to Insure publication In current Issue. 89 BTOSCBIPTIOB BATES. Annual 84 Foreign 3 81x and three months In proportion. Single copies ten cents. VARIETY will be mailed to a permanent ad- dress or as per route, aa desired. Advertisements forwarded by mall must be ac- companied by remittance, made payable to Variety Publishing Co. Copyright, 1008. by Variety Publishing Co. Vol. XII. NOVEMBER 7. No, 0. Edna Luby is back from Europe. Virginia Harned headlines the Keeney (Brooklyn) bill next week. Nat Le Roy (Le Roy and Woodford) is ill, causing the act to "lay off." About twenty-Ave acts have been en- gaged by the Orpheum Circuit for '00-'10. Hubert Wilke and Leonie Watson are playing at Atlantic City this week in a new sketch. Martin Beck returned to New York on Wednesday, not having gone farther west than Chicago. Morris and Morris, the burlesque strong men, commence a tour of the Western time Nov. 22. Fred Niblo will open his tour of "Traveloging" at Elmira, N. Y., Monday. The McNaughtons play two houses next week: 125th Street and Orpheum, Brook- lyn. Matt Ott and Co. in "The Gibson Girl" open at Pittsfield, Mass., Nov. 9, placed by Wesley & Pincus. Leon Erroll, of "The Jersey Lilies/ 1 is working with a dislocated shoulder. It happened in Brooklyn. Claudius and Scarlet open at St. Paul Nov. 8 for a tour of the Orpheum Circuit, placed by Pat Casey. The Alrona-Zoeller Trio have joined the "Mardi Gras Beauties," an Eastern Bur- lesque Wheel organization. The Armanis, a foreign comedy musical act, will open on this side Dec. 15. B. Obermayer is responsible. Jules Garrison has a new "kid" act in which he will appear at the Hudson, Union Hill, during this month. Searle Allen has sent his "No. 2" com- pany of "The Traveling Man" Westward with Joe Deming at the head. The Kratons, colored, hoop rollers, are heading the bill at the Circus Carre, Am- sterdam, Germany, this month. Evans and Lee, the original "Candy Kids," will appear alone in vaudeville Nov. 16, directed by Wesley & Pincus. Hilda Carle and her "Red Ravens" joined "The Blue Ribbon Girls" last Mon- day for the remainder of the season. Crouch and Welch replaced Trovollo at Utica, N. Y., this week, Trovollo not appearing for some unknown reason. Harry H. Forseman, lately a Wilmer & Vincent manager, has taken charge of the Bijou, Orange, N. J., for Feiber & Shea. "The Seven Pierrots," with Keene and Adams, have been placed on the United time by A. E. Johnson of the Casey office. Jones and Mayo, the impersonators and nephews of Sam Bernard, open at Atlan- tic City next Monday. Wesley & Pincus book the number. Annie Yeamans will appear at Hammer- stein's next week. During her act Mrs. Yeamans will do a song and dance. She if* 73 years of age. Devlin and Ellwood, in "The Girl from Yonkers," open at Proctor's, Troy, on Monday, having completed a tour of the West in the piece. Melbourne McDowell nnd Virginia Drew Trescott present their elaborate new scenic production, "A Man of the People" at Proctor's, Newark, next week. In "The Chalk Line," a new rural com- edy sketch played by Harlan Knight and Co., it is claimed the originals of the two principal characters are still living at Lim- erick, Me. Thorpe and Coe, an English team who have a sketch called "My Burglar," have been recommended to M. S. Bentham for bookings by W. C. Fields, the juggler, now abroad. Charles Barnold has started an action against the United Booking Office for $2,250, three weeks' salary claimed to be due him under his last season's Klaw ft Erlanger contract. p-«» Ogerita Arnold, who has been giving an act in the olio of the "Blue Ribbon Girls," has closed with that company to play vaudeville time, opening at New Brunswick Monday. Sig. Wachter, formerly of Atlantic City, has opened a booking agency in the Knickerbocker Theatre building, New ris' Atlantic City house and several other south Jersey theatres. Some of the big dailies throughout the country are giving Variety due credit for the news items reprinted. Some do not; the Philadelphia North American, especially, please listen. The four Deike Sisters, a wire and con- tortion act, concludes the list of new circus numbers engaged to open at the New York Hippodrome November 30 through the Marinelli office. Belle Davis has had her Orpheum book- ings placed forward one year to allow foreign engagements to be fulfilled. Miss Davis is at present abroad. Her interests are looked after by Jenie Jacobs. The Vindabonnas, a musical act from the other side, will appear at the Colonial on November 23, thence playing west and over the Orpheum Circuit. It is the act's first American tour, booked by Marinelli. The Bollingers, comedy rag painters, looked upon as a small foreign act, and which was placed on the Western States time by the Casey Agency, are now fill- ing return dates on that circuit as a headline attraction. Jake Sternad's three acts, "The Novelty Dancing Four," "Napanees" and Gehan and Spencer have been booked over the Orpheum Circuit by Mr. Sternad, who is connected with the Western Vaudeville Association in Chicago. M. J. O'Rourke and La Belle Marie have separated. O'Rourke has left the "Crackerjacks" and will go in vaudeville in an act with Frankie Green, of the same company. William Flemen leaves the "Brigadiers" this week, and will return to vaudeville with Laura Roth in a talking and singing act. The name, "The English Amer- icans," will be retained. Harry Biasing and Alfred Sloman's 'Gibson Girls' Revue" is routed to play the Orpheum Circuit commencing in March. The act, a new one, is at Syra- cuse this week. The Casey Agenoy at- tends to the bookings. Francesca Redding and Co. are not at Hammerstein's this week. Miss W»^wg objected to her position; also the conflict in "business" which would occur between herself as "Honora" and Mabel Hite on the same bill. Harry B. Lester stepped into the open place. Lykens & Levy are after Ethel Jack- son, who remarried last week following the divorce granted dissolving her mar- riage with J. Fred Zimmermann, Jr. The firm of agents believe that Miss Jackson billed as "The Original 'Merry Widow" 9 in vaudeville would be a draw. Donovan and Arnold opened at the Savoy, Fall River, this week, playing on the Morris time. The act just returned from England. They return there next April to play until October, having con- tracts calling for a foreign appearance six months yearly for the next four years. They "got to" Bill Lykens for a dia- mond and pearl scarf pin on the 42nd Street car the other night. Bill says the summer in the country kind of clogged him up. When a fellow affectionately placed his arm around Bill's neck, remark- ing "Hurry up, please," Lykens could have sworn he was a perfect gentleman. Rose Stahl in an awfully sweet note in- formed Pat Oaney this week he would re- reive her picture, and Pat was enjoined by Miss Stahl to hang it in his private office with the knowledge that if any "b wear words" flew about she would know it. Swearing, polite and otherwise, is as natural with Casey as breathing is with a Populist Collins Hastings arrived in New York early this week after riding 268 miles on horseback with all the stock he used in his concession in a Harrisburg, Pa., park last summer. The show paraphernalia was packed in wagons. Mrs. Hastings rode the whole distance with her husband. Several shows were given en route. The Mirror announces it will issue no "Christmas number" this year, after hav- ing ihade that an annual feature since 1880. To replace the loss, The Mirror modestly states it will have a "special" Spring and Autumn number instead which is what may be called "doubling up," although the abandonment of a "Christmas Number" by The Mirror is equivalent to a confession. uiadys Carlyle retires from the Sam Scribner "Big Show" this week. She will assume the management of a pri- vate hotel in Columbus, O., and will prob- ably permanently retire from the stage. George Austin Moore is engaged to marry a prominent Louisville belle whoso name he will not divulge. Mr. Moore says her people strenuously object to the mutch and he is planning an elopement iu December.