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DECEMBER 19, 1909.
Coming Theatrical Week f^fffm BBS B tB HHk Ben Welsh at the Orpheum MIXES WITH ITALIANS "L^ HOM the stan(lPolnt of th* lm" H pcrsonator one type Is very -*■ like another, but I believe I am the only Hebrew comedian suc cessfully Impersonating an Italian," says Hen Welch, whose monologue in the character of the east side Jew is one of the features of the bill at the Orpheum theater this week. After having regaled his audience with va rious Hebraic twlHts of the English language and a choice recital of o'er true tales in the Hebrew dialect, Mr. Welch concludes his number by a quick change into the character of an Italian street peddler, probably as surprising a change as those who know their vaudeville ever saw In a vaudeville "turn." "The Idea was my own; it took me five weary years to master It," says Mr. Welch. 'Even at the beginning of my study half of the comedians were presenting Hebrew character studies, more or less faithful to the original, and I thought the wise man would look for something new. I was standing on a sire street just off Broadway In New fork one day, when a fruit cart with an Halm in It came along, and I had the Idea. "I stopped decorating Broadway with my forty-two new styles of fancy clothes and moved to Mulle:ry street and went to work. Mulberry street Is a nice place on a hut summer after noon for one who doesn't m nd the weather or his surroundings, but I stuck by it and every summer for iln four following years found me 'mix ing' with the Italians until I had t.-.elr dialect where I couldn't forget it. Then I tried it on the public and they thought so well of It I have been doing it ever since." »ll ... . , ; The Red-Coats The American officer had criticis^F the Britisher's gaudy uniform. "The red is a magnet for bullets," quoth he. "True," replied the Britisher, "but think of the snappy color effect It will give to your hlatorlcal pageants, by and by."—Puck. LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE Looking Out for Him —Looking for some one you ex pected to come * back for Old Home week? Crimsonbeak —Yes. "Can I help you?" "Perhaps. I was looking for a fellow who borrowed $."> from me ten yeara ago, and who forgot to pay It back. I thought perhaps he'd come to town and try to borrow $5 more." —Yonker» Statesman. • » •' • Plan of Procedure Stella—What would you do with five feet of books? Bella.—l'd read the last foot first.— Purk. The OlrU' Collegiate tower School la ideally situated for a boarding and day school on the corner of Adams and Thompson streets, »49 West Adama. Pupils are prepared for high school or for preparatory schools. Boys are received in the kindergarten und primary departments. The grounds are upacloua, and much of the gymnasium work la held out of doori. Native teachera conduct the French and German classes. A few boarding puplla are reoelved and the life I* that of a. well ordered home. There 1» a sheltered sleeping porch for those chil dren whose parents desire them to sleep out of doora. The principal! are MISS MOBOBOVE and MISS THOMAS. They may be seen by appointment or reaohed by telephoning West 4532; Horn* 12217. B Br 1 1 E^M it. I 1 I . *«V * • f»• •■•••• 4 »: ••♦«•• 11 v Katchen Loisset at the Orpheum 73