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Under Shubert Ban
\\(H)1 I COIl. EATON, POLLOCK AND
WOLF AMONG VICTIMS.
Interest in?; Instance? o? Advertising Bludgeon Held
Over Heads ol Editor? in New York, Chicago and
Boston Him the Bludgeon Haa Hecn Pound
To He it Boomerang.
By SAMUEL HOPKINS ?ADAMS.
ring ? : eriod thnt this mnn hn? been writing thru?? things
. | of the | were produced at our theatres, the
Men Y? rk Times received on an average of trom $600 to $700 s week for
j ; iys which this man eondeasned. We paid the paper
.i year." From an affidavit by Lee Shubert.
. :' the passage quoted above may be read the very
dramatic criticism as eonceived bj the
....... - ..? newspaper opinion is for sale al
varying p ave practised it upon the
trol theatres and bestow adver?
ng. The theory ms ?Ve ? aper
. r in
il ? what Bppi ??
? ?? . i ..???. ? :
posed to be free and ii
the tenet * pul '
i of super ?cri im To what a levi
? .- :t reduci ? ntly obvious.
\ ? ii
at present and for
many montl he crime of writ
-manees. Is 1
the Tunes into handing over Its dramatic column.? I I ! per-Critict I
and Jake ig the mosi rttons of auth
.?r.r. snd for all, the pri
of independe! i a in Ameri
ost immed ;x tt's i dra
?nati?- depart? ent ss to suspect him of
r^eirg "unfair." T. at
ductions. In fad dealing
Tin' tro? ' ' ? ? ' ?
ch opened e last March. The cri1
.'.or. as express?
production, cou'.d hard
the worst sa
-. ' and thai I - general was
Jake, and they ear the public against
the notices, since - ? ' ay try to n
you believe the ' ?
in 'Taking Chancel e defence of 1 eir purity
in pr:r,t, they pn tfter Mr. Woollcott, A Shubert repi
sentatjvt- . that he was to be bar:.
for the r.t-xt ?
Times, with ' at thej were not * press ted by Mr.
they raked the Ne*s York newspaper offices with fine prongs the
Shnberta could harri'y nave found a less promis ng i
p?riment in super-criticism than Mr i'arr C. Van Anda, manag
of the Tin.es. Mr. Va Ai la to the old-fashioned creed that .'?
I e'.vspaper should ? y the edit, i II?
wasted no time on ex| i ake?-possiblj I
they wouldn't und? even with a diagram. Hi
tu - ?
Humors flew i ? next day that
the Shuberts and I - -?ere going I get ev?
the usual i ting out 1 If that was their
Intent they made a tactical error in pausiru* I lider, and tl
their chance; for whei - ''? tt, having purcl
?tro, was mitts
suit to secure the right 1 ? r.ter Shubert I
some cur. - are fur
?ed in his ?erning the art and
practice of dramatic criticism he has this to say, of the Til
comment upoi ?? hich
actu;. 'i this plaintiff Mr W tt) made"
s is absoL' iritic at s '? I the
; not disgust the , g the
ml nca quoti d s
. book and
Now, if that is?, not crit ml of the term is
bor?- but it
; takable terms. But li
? ? |
for him to say, ns he said of 'Miss
Daisy,' produced .1 I leatre, 'Has a pool
? I above, Tl ? y are not.
are not criticism of the acting. They .. ''uism of the ]
They are just the utterances of s man actuat?
pre;-. : hatred."
M - W tt had i
the costuming, if on<
judge from certain Sh , ?
? mind that il
a delusion of persecul
? ? ?
be; ? ? vorthy and mysi
?ul. ? 1 ent as .ira
: ?mes, or li tely then
or :., brother, Jacob J. SI
cal ' or Sam S. iV I.eo shubert. ]? ? ed, or against any or
i ? ? of them'' '. as one mu . i gainst the
ry, or the Tropic of < ancer, or th ?
nows Lee oi Jake, and
pe? nal feelini* whatsoever in tin- matt
? this unholj ? i against them.
nt with the
N't"-1- Yorl is i town hi? I Ity ags
? j " In :? rtising the Shabi ? I
exti . they atti
W< than five ol their pro,:
quoting from him, witl * his name, in several oi
The* thar the SI what Mr. Wo<
a prart.ro well within th?
I not have read their own ad ? ifi?da
There is a third alternative, but 1 do not impute that t.. the
unre it is perjury, ,. e-hich a plea of poor mei uffl!
thews teen revii i by
' nifair and ? . \\.- \N
As a 1 ? ? ? evelat . - ??
. xcluding tl
Mr. W going 1
?? ' r *n B *on '? i ibi rt tern s
ferry." V? ? ttai ' ' Well, the mo
ami ? (?Shubert nganuity v.a> a >le to cite are
rtant role fell to quite inappropriate hands."
. . . Shi '?? endowed with t.,?< comic ?pint." "Miss
Terry'i a mecha I; her moment? or saucy gu
? rt happy." On the theory that this ,.';,?? ,,.' M
?????? ? I Lee, the Super-Critic, fir.r| for the average "roast"
"Murder," maybe. And If stagefoil e frightened, ahr
to the * ngs by such a inild little mouse of criticism as
r Is Imminent in tl s
?'leatres and Shubert
g is si I i tl is a minor coro lary to
i r ] rltic of long ej ,
. t I pel ritical disfs ' News
sfend Mr. '?'? rithin th.?
? reviening. sad in a dra
mal been tabooed s Shuberts. Thereupon Mr.
communicated with A Toxen Worm, then the Shubert press agent,
t.. And out if it were true. Without answer'- | y, Mr. Worm gave
?he impre?*<ion that it wat. For several months theieaftei Mr Eaton was
ji44h'.. i >n hi" r-attirn he found that the bars, if they ha<i e?-er b?*en ralf?"d. i
were limer.??!, and Im araa admitted to tht Barred pm-inets of snpr
Loss fortunate wns I fanning Pollock, th?< plnywrif-rht. who nlso
?li iitnntii* rritiriaStna for , si loua publicationi Although li<? had boon
>?'? employe, and bad partead fi<?ni the Shuberta on ill" best of
iJiilv?' jiii-s.?titi'.i in him, with a "?arfully enwUonal speech of gratit
valuable .vol.! and jewelled match box, which afterward turned out
?i thin pint?? with paste sparklers), Hi Polloch did not hesitat? to
? if Shubeii plays witli the lame frankness which be employed toward
productions, l'r.-.ently Ins aupply i,f complimentary tickets t.. SI
"iirnt nights" uns cut off, Aa In.** ??ontributioiia aro mainly t<? nmj'i
Brat muht tickets are nol nretwiarj <? hint, m li<* bought his own
AU went well until It?- attended s "snoinaUioi "f "Fanny's First Pti
the (.'onu'.ly Th.'ntri?, .-i., ?i -.rui-st ..f Qilbeii Miller, the aon "f Henrj I
As soon as he stepped into line ?' the entrance Mr. Pollock wan mel
Marry Hyama, maAager of the theatre, who attempted <" draw him i
line. Mr. Polloch jerked himm'lf free
Hyama thru Informed him thai he .*<>ulil not enter the theatre.
"Why'1" asked Mr. Pdlixk. "I havs received ne such notice
another man'a guest and intend to see the pis
"Orders," replied Hyams, "You can't gel in."
Mr. Pollock, however, stayed resolutely in line, bul as be was
h hard hi?, ps tebtsard to the ticket taker, Hyama ..r.lere.l th<? lnt
?-hut the .1<...; The subordinate did ao, damming it uoon the c
fool Mr. Polloch then jerked the door ..pen in apitc of the ticket
end aa the pli.) had be-gun took the firsl vacant seat.
Mr. Miller meantime, who waa farther .back in the line, had the
alammed in his face, jerked ?I open also and took the first racant
During the intermission both found their pltsces, bought and paid foi
took possession of them. After they were .enteil, .(.ihn Sheehai
executive employe of the Shubsrts, attempted to beguile Mr. Polloc
I'.'tween the acta, and, t'nilintr in 'his ru?-e, asked that the critic
headquarters next day that Hyama wai not responsible for fallo
exe. ute Mie ban, which he .li.!. Hyama waa discharged that week
the Shubeii payrolls.
Thereafter Mi Pollock had others purchase In- tirk.-t-i whei
review a Shubeii production, disguised himself, aal ii
gallery, and uat*d nth ipinj tion becau a of tin
enea thai might have arisen If rtwi-ognilawd. [Is still hsi o
: i e his tickets for Shubert aho?s I I sxpi enced no inc.
? ntly when ent?rina t!i?'ir theal
Coincidence might possibly be invoked to explain the singular
.,-.? In th< the w nter Gatrdetl pert
anee, last an daily deplored the shsence of Gen
? tiot s in thi fli sli ?? ?>'"'. ?.'"I augg '? I
nrdlj in the spirit of neutrality to be expected from a p
tir red to their souls' depth . thi I sent oui no
e Germs this feature *.?.
i ,i- ?. libli Whether, a ' ir'! ny to t'neir I
, curioua chance, then- advert
from the columna of the Staat ?'???, and, it is
\\ -, . ? . agent, turne.! UDOI the off ? ' i*
Mr. VVilatach, who if a-d i ted with being sn s
en . ver the
. - ? rtisemenl
?rise end pr
- the whole rex ret -oi shall ws sa;
Thi ism of 1
? i, then
n a casual
? ? ?
? . ? ? r. Han
rt 1 ? - reed, i
vith credit nd I I
I," a ? might riatcly be nai
n." Of cou the Shuberta *- te 1 th< er-Oc sn, a l\ ising 1
I . ? r
rhe cii I wound, 1
vas a ? over to the Chic
Nov.. ? |y in ' Li' ' ' ' 'able i
i t on a t ? itches tha tell
f mankind rr.uy yet ? ? alien t.. the SI if ter a ah
eviewing ui j a Shubert pay, Mr. Worm t.
th Jai I ' ? r. He gol
f thi rts called up 1
"Yo i needn't botl i ? ? ?'....?, :
. ordering ? ! I ert advertiaing out of the Tribt
from ? thi paper,
Ha* ? ?' sed tl st th
.-.?? enough to give them control of the newspa*
city, r Bibly the; 'ore and 1
i of journa t come 1
ecting the Bostoi I ?
t a Woma I at th< Wilbur Tl
Miss Solan itiona would nol uppc
. ? . . ? hatred." were m " in t.
? -.v. on Decei 14la
vVoi ' ' ' it a i .
. * he p?
. fest that .V
Wait* non with 1 ra? or, bettei
??ban ? r "
mn of anal; ., where
groui ' ["hat she was r ?
in by 1 ay within thin i
? ' withdrawal, the withdl
the ??ay :
? "Just B W< I '.:'.?.. r ???
1er wen I cui
page. From th. I that the cau
Wh. :., th< ? "? ? . Monda},
new produ I
? - ider a : .
? ? : ? re purchased and ? :
reviewed v itl to the incident ?So matt
people . . the exist
At the end of thai ; in pre? i tative I I
pai tmenl I pap r droppi d in for a fri< nd
cal Shubi rt mai t was curt i
no, ..i" no Shubei i
Now, a t. .?. this aort of Ig. ing "went
i| there are still pap I h as 1 Poal
1 and the American, whic i hing ui fa. ?
..n advertiser, and particularly a th? I
.'. On the other hand, the Traveler and the Herald (under tl
?hip) havi hed their independence, ,i have also the Trai
' ?sn Seien ?e Moi ? berl man shoul
n dangeroua ground, from a previoua hi>-h!v ur
i ' ' ? ? sld for an -, ??]?.%? o
"The 1: sd to Hapi ii Philii I he B u ?oi spii it, | . .
in'.? n from tin Shuberta to theii en ployei ; tl : which it i
that ?I f< *. ing and learn ? nothii .
' ? ? ? i*re prom] : that the paper wouli
dramatic department without aid, aaaiatance or interfereno
? ? .?
? sn said (?persecution n again) that hi
iff? - ? i'; unfair discrimination, si I the discrii
(Miss Solano) must go, o tha Shubert advertising would remain out.
rhe Traveler man said that, apeaking for i i ???,, then a
t the Shuberta or their shows in hi ? that then
.. distaste for dictation by an advertiser, and thai
ined to withhold their advertising from thi Ti
nsi 1er the ? !Te.*t of ita being ?"? cted from th? Trs
?ate publicati. ... the Morning Herald and I inday H
Thereup ni I . . ? ? light In New York witr
"' ' ?? '? ' ?? ith the SI
?papers, it ..- iked
? advert?! i :
'.he Sh . . ? .
! ?r i. time,
matter tput. W ...
? \\ ill m m El ;
I ,i , Shubert materia vas cut dov ; tionai to other theal
. In this an - spirit (the di ' persec i
tion again) thi ? iberts took ising. Vw .-.,. .,.
to be publish that Klaw ..* Erlanger ?? ? rs in the
Telegraph. Thi "
Tha fight pro ? when difficulties were . and
Shubert advertising w,.s return? I a Morning Telegraph. Notions
after the tri ? aclared Lei to Mi Lewis's office with a
grievance, a grievance produced y that pi u n ? italpr
"1 object," he said "to editorials in the Morning Telegraph that i ??
?? i ut? n by Mark Klaw."
"The edit..na: ?? rspapei are srril : . . ? the
staff," repli? i Mi. 1 ? .
"I know tl by Marc Klaa Shubert
i is a liar, and any on?
.lewis. "Also, I ai
Super-Critii . ..-? ta it tl c tal I? -??
? sdvertiaing waa again withdrawn from the Telegraph '.ur
.'?' a r: la?**s thought that it would advantage to return
?' I ' ??-phi-it. Thereup.,;, he arranged a meeting
' "? had been ill treated in the Morning Telegraph, and
(?antlnas?! on (?a?? in
PUT WEE TOILERS
IN SLAVES' CLASS
Unions, in Child Labor
Meeting, Arraign Spe
'FIGHT IS BETWEEN
HUMANITY AND GREED1
Committee Replies to Textile
Association's Messages. Which
By LILLIAN D. W.M.I?.
i li. MagnaS f> rh? TMSmm i
A?hc**ille. N < . Peb B. At 1??*
niarhfn ?e??i..n of the Child Labor <:on
fereaee oi*s*anised labor had the floor.
i i Barratl i I tbs local tj eograpbleal
iit.ivr., m?.!-' .i ?t.rni.g srraigBineat ef
tl interests thai hat. ? : ?
child labor legi dation In 1
.,:,i ? n . ised uii'.r hen
, ? ? ' i for tho
?merles ? ? . ?
odern slavi i, th?
f the 1 ? " Mr Bai
Gt . 4,-'i L Herr;-, r " -' i*r ' ??' ,nfl tn"
tarnational Prsssi ' on and enn
for t; sllatinat ' lldren from
in?lu?' ? '
? I r for won nd tho gi ral up
f th? nom
. ?. from Ten ?
? it Tenn?
law thai iaeres I her scl
ent, ?nil thi I
has p? er?' pei
s state fres
efa r e mmittee
will ke< meetings li
the S "
are n! . ? rs pro?
rramm ? of ? .rate.i
ut !. R?r, by renne
I'urtht-r Messages fraai Textile Body.
?. tee an ?:h<'r I el. gram
i third this i i
. if '.?r
uri' ' . '
lull ?o that it doe? not affect tenflment
' ? rhe answer -?/n? that
the common-* ?-alt h rather -nan on any
?rroup. r upon thi
rh?? Keating liil! ,!"??? sppl;
it evening wn? inter?
r a state i . ? om a
sm by us,
i morning i vu
. ? t.. mother?' pe..
.-.:. I the Keating bill
I ? .
? ? r up. The
? ? local press t ?
grains is i
the T? '< ? ?' been gu
Defends Position of Cett?sa Men.
Th;r ' ? rs are
? . ' ght 1
tary and tn
ton Manuf ' i dif
? ? ..m the ! ?
\ tloi ' ed be
frank, friendly manner the posit
the cotton men. A* the cl.f Mr.
.Mr-. Kelley, of th?
imers1 League, asked h;m to
eottoi ? not put th? children in
? rlieved in education;
second, wh . ? ted stat? legisla?
t ion ?? well s? redera rislattoi '
rhird. that I
0 u ? h '.'
In reply Mr Miller ?aid:
"A- to th? ' ighl ho ?r .i..-.. ?? ?i tin- :
? '.'. ? , -
? . r day "A e
position to compet? i th the North,
foi 1100,000 meal
down here 1 i up North." Mr
and to ma , ? ? -
-.?? Mrs. Kelley'?
tion? and prepare
? bien v. i!! ?
New Tori ? A L
Urick, of lows
Richbt.i *? . onant, of Ha
P. 1 ton ? ' ?
? ? ?
r the ? . t-hourl
500-Pound Cake for Travellers.
\' ; to be
? ! ?
?? ? ? ? ? ?? ' ? Eta
.' ist <
? i serve to ea
'h? travelling men a big baked i otal i
with ?poon, butter r?nd all the tn?i
mln(r?--?uch a? th?r are used to ha?
lag wh?n trevtlllnr on that road
W???i of l'f'h a - -
Open to All
Don't Miss Its Values in
New Sprint SILKS, DRESS GOODS, NOVELTYCOTTOHi
New Spring WHITE DRESS FABRICS
New Spring LACES, RIBBONS, NETS, CHIFF0:;$
TRIMMINGS, NOTIONS, DRESS FORMS, LININGS
IN FACT -EVERYTHING for a Gown and Its Making at a Specially Cut Prie,
ALL ITEMS ADVERTISED HEREIN ARE FOR MONDAY ANT.
50-inch All-Wool Broadcloths 1.22 ^^
Chiffon Weigh? Value ILS? .... Breeeaaakere* Sale
?onged and Shrunk Va i i ' ng of Spring? Colors t
' ? ?
< '.|i."ilia?*?'ti ^^_
Golden, Seal :> ' Browns, S '.'? ? i I Blaek
aI1-? ng All-Wool Taffetas and Serge?
? np? tan?, grays
CLARK'S COTTON te<|
for Di-enniulcrr,' $?t
??ream, bl vn, prui ove gray,
i ose, Husss.! B? ??
mid nav] reg. I 9 Bals I .TH
I ?? ' rd Check?
Even H'ld ' 'vleaj ?black
rece? gri si pruna
? .....' i -, ?.. a
. value. - I
and '?'? Pcplini
, ?/?' |_ >/?'/:'/) IM//./-S
Special for Dremmaker?' Sale.
? raet re vari
A??o, Th.-fcr Special? for
.... 1 j,
? ? :. all
; Sale .20
attrs val. 34 Sale ._.*?
women or chil Irei ?sic .22
ma- beaut fal
b.'lir.. ? p:nk snd
. 1, combined with
?< : 1
y of '
.1 Bale ?IS
Bale . 1 7
Sali . I 7
BnsSBSShsis' Sale? I.\ST WEEK
Cluriy Laces? -71'
Beg. .124 .Sale . *?
Mao, for Disasssatsis' Salo.
r and cl _
clot':.. Sal?? 5
?i.low Val , p.iir.t
de i' v' ? ' .
r.ir. .H.*'-. . . -1
Cotton I.arc Flouncing? li") nrd 11
fir.: - - - . _
*- Bals ?lo
RESULT IN SUPREME VALUES
n?? \\rti nsters
11 3x12 ft.
Blaek Bn ?
"?'?:? r a- >'??,
it Laces round and
diaiti 1 patterns
lue .49 .
_ la ?vidtk
for blouses, tunic?, gown? snd
value II 28 , , Sale
Imported Lingerie Batistea
? eh rag 69 Sale .47
?'or f.nc Llagarle and
\l?n lii-nii.rro?? and Tuesday,
These BALE Values:
;. Imported V..ilo?
\-alue ,69 .Sale
39 in,- V : ? Sal?.
French ( ? ? 13 Inch
Figured si ! Dotted Swisses
i?val. .'J11 . Sale
::.,'..I w iltoas ? ft
?.'? Loom -n nn
Seamless ?.?muister- Smith ?a-.,-,-?
mak, 9x12 . 16.69
Seamless txa?asters inford 01 ?Q
Seamleaa \ ?-I\ ? t?? Blgelow?
? - 1x10.6 ft, , _ _
wo | - . 17.50
Peralaa \ 'elvete 9x12 ft
Flor ils In
Kevernllile I ihre? 9x12 ft.
? and design?
? | ? .
Velvet Kuks 3x6 ft
i 0 ral. $19*)
? ral. $3.29.
\\tnln*4ter Hall Runners?
che? x '.' ft
rea 14.98 .
reg $3.98 .
?x 12 ft.
Muslins, Sheets and Pilloiv Cases
ODDS AND REMNANTS
From Recent January Sale
AT CLEARANCE PRICES
New Blouses for Spring and Summer
1 he?e are really Picture Blomes, and
Lolur? are a bev? ildermeut ot lo\ elinett.
4,9g?kdvanre Style Blouses fur
jprii | I h igh
? and crepe ds ehlosi.
eolor? ? ' iter
melon, raspberry, ? i rchid,
? . ?, lei ' lice ir/reer
? . ?. lit blue, te a Ith and
ex?fuisite ? ns....
Uar.. illy ti deeerib
,.- ?i, S festUft vsorth
I ? s re eq uall j la ?
2.98?Esri.4 Bpriag Blesses
i ?,?-?..,.; . ? g
tl ? . ieem ??...i. ?
Smart B leases
itu-1 and G<
? ? r?,
. eoral, shell I int, also
ly embroidered or
. ? re 1
used m entire trimming con
Our Specialty I 85 BLOUSES
1 ul? Blouses
h ?-h priei
m in?, i-? ?
Tailored sad \.>4?-it\ Llagarle Bleeses
ch" . c id?
I M ?M
" to M Jfl
I l-TI 1
4 sec! ? :
. , . | 'laid?
17 et M* ?'?
? - .re-' ?li?:??
Disasmstsis" lals I \Mt ??
.**( ' i
\ |a "?"''?? '?" ?I
. -.-?icr.r? ??~~
Other Pa'e VsIomi
.. ?ad Tontt
IS snd Na.riocJi
ill ?rate ^e?ig-?? j
Other? of earal rle, rs'.niook ?ad .
For I)r?-??makers' Sale?
whit? or ??
. : t.nie
' *'',?? I '?
^^^J( h'.ffi.n C'loth
Silk 1 ham Nrt?
""' ' ,?Oi
- EV-tfJ "*
See Herald, World and American for twenty-one Morrinq 'pt-n-'??
On Sale Monday and Tuesday?Until 1 P- M.