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Page Three. -CALL 1679- -CALL 1679- o LTU CO r CD O HELICOII HALL IS DESTROYED BY FIRE Upton Sinclair's Colony at En glewood, N. J., Suffers Serious Loss. ONE DEAD; MANY INJURED MOLL o 3 CD CO Y o I CO C) o 3 I CO I IHIocse Feed, J Corn, on Ear or Shelled, 52 Oats, Mixed or White, Hay, Straw, Bran, Middlings, Chop, o Oil Meal, Rock Salt o 3 CD CO cr CO hneCeirD Feed 3 Hen Food, g Chick Food, Cracked Corn Screenings, SEVERAL JUMPED FROM WIN DOWS TO ESCAPE DEATH WELL KNOWN PERSONS AMONG THE VICTIMS. Englewood, N. J., March 16. Heli con Hall, the home of Upton Sin clair's colony, was destroyed by fire early today, and Lester Briggs, com munity carpenter, cut off by smoke on the third floor, was burned to death. The blaze was preceded by an explosion of gas, which seemed to oc cur in the ballroom, which was at the extreme end of the building from the boiler room. The flames spread with such rapidity that the fifty five colon ists had to flee for their lives with out having time to save any of their belongings. i A number of persons Injured by jumping from windows were taken to the hospital. They are: Miss Helen Knowles, assistant housekeeper at Helicon Hall, burned about the face and injured internal ly. Miss Grace McGowan Cook, writer of short stories, bruised and injur ed internally. Miss Alice McGowan, back injured and suffering from shock. James McNiff. burned about face and neck. Miss Leonie Fitchenberg, burned on the face and body and suffering from shock. Mrs. Henriette D. Kimball, illustra tor, suffering from shock. William Montague, professor oi philology at Columbia university; face and back injured by jumping. Miss Edith Summers, private sec retary to Mr. Sinclair; suffering from shock. Lester Briggs, who occupied a room on the top floor, was awakened by Miss Margaret Hoag, a writer. Miss Hoag jumped from ' a window but Briggs was blinded by smoke and was unable to find his way out. The Sinclair co-operative colony was established last October and included NEWS OF THE THEATERS Theatrical Calendar, GENNETT. March 19 "Papa's Boy." March 21 "Around the Clock.' March 22 "Red Feather." March 23 "The Illusion of Beat rice." ' Soon "The Time, the Place and the Girl." PHILLIPS. Entire Week High class vaudeville. "Around the Clock" Gennett. The Ritchie London Comedy com pany,, the exponent of clean humor, of the highest class whose long con tinued success in that great traves ty, "A Night in a London Music Hall," have won them fame in both Amer ica and Europe, have at last forsaken their old love for something more pretentious in an amusement way. The Ritchie folks will be seen at the Gennett on Thursday night in the lat est and best musical comedy called "Around the Clock" which is by Messrs Frank Huffman, L. O. Smith and Sebastian Hiller. There is an elimination of all that is coarse, and horseplay is conspicuous by its ab sence. The comedy, while sidesplit ting, is wholesome and the melody of the tuneful, jingly, whistly sort that at once appeals to everybody. The plot deals with the efforts of a young man with a penchant for telling lies to outwit his wealthy uncle who has an idea that his nephew is all that is loyal and manly. During the entire three acts there is not a dull period. The comedy is stocked with enough winning features, surprises and novel ties to float any enterprise of its kind to instant success. Of course the play was written to exploit the rare talents of the foreign comedians. That they do as well as they have is only natural for they are without a doubt the best funmakers that Eng land has sent to America in many years. There is no limitatioa to the versatile ability of Mr. Ritchie in this sterling piece. He is once again seen as the Gilded Youth who kept crowds laughing until threatened with ap oplexy in "A Night in a London Mu sic Hall," only, however, Mr. Ritchie's role has been elaborated and extend ed through three acts of continued mirth. As a crowning climax the fJeflm,"S:? ha11 SCne 13 rl l throne of the kingdom of Romania and as a dramatist. Beatrice is Miss Fealy. In transferring her from her real life to that of this little play the dramatist has accomplished a great deal. Miss Fealy lives the part. She is the timid haughty princess so sweetly sympathetic at all times; so exquisitely gentle in all that she does. '"It seems almost impossible to re alize that in a body so frail, so febrile, so exceedingly fragile, that the great art of the actress is encompassed. But it is there, and her eyes reflect the genius which animate this little artist in all that she does. Unusually girt ed intellectually and with a person ality of the most persuasive magnet ism, Maude Fealy has made herself one of the most popular of the young er school of actresses. Her success is due first to an inherent talent, and to years of study devoted to perfecting it As a result she displays an art so subtle that one scarcely realizes, but instinctively feels it, and it is an art exquisitely refined, which finds ex pression in the most appealing meth ods. Her powers of suggestion are wonderful. Her eyes express a range of emotion and her voice ac companies their appeal in an irresis tible way. There is a wealth of ten derness and pathos in both. Her im personation of Beatrice Bevins is ex ceedingly sweet and innocent. She has embodied in the part a person ality of radiant beauty and one also keenly incisive and authoritative. In pathetic moments her touch was one and her sincerity convincing, white her loyalty to her illusion was at all times appealingly expressed. She ac ted the more Important scenes, espec ially those with Mr. Webster, with winning softness and an irresistible charm. She more than justified all that was expected of her." "Manager Cort has surrourded her with people who are well selected and play the parts assigned to them ad mirably." "Red Feather" Gennett. "Red Feather," the new comic opera by Reginald DeKoven, Charles Klein and Charles Emerson Cook, with an exceptionally strong company and all the gorgeous scenery, costumes and mechanical and electrical effects that contributed to the great success of the piece during its long New York run, will be the attraction at the Gennett next Friday night. The prima donna of the company is Cheridal Simpson, who has for the past three years held a similar position with the Savage forces. The story of "Red Feather" is one of unusual interest. It is that of a conspiracy, which reaches a sud den and successful climax in the last act. to overthrow a usurper of the COM ON N If you are in need of a loan, do not hesitate to see us. If there were no borrowers ,we would not be in business, and if there were not hundreds, in fact the majority of them coming to see us, it would not be pos sible for us to loan money at such astonishing low rates and on such easy terms, rates and terms which cannot be duplicated elsewhere in the city. Our many pleased customers are proof of our fair and satisfr ctory treatment ,while the great number of our new patrons ,who have investigated before bor rowing, conclusively proves our assertions in regard to our rates. 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Millet -l j women engaged in literary pursuits. iuc tu-upciaute sstrivaut picui was iiu- opted, the meals being served in com mon in a large 'dining-room. Some of the members of the colony, in anticipation of fire, had provided themselves with Improvised fire es capes of rope, which were used to good advantage in lowering some of the children and women from the win dows. Those who were not injured walked barefoot through the snow to nearby cottages, where they were car ed for. O CONTORTIONISTS ARE NOT DOORLE JOINTED r CO Miscellaneous. Columbian -Stock and Poultry Food. Flour and Corn Meal. Axle Grease. o 3 "Bender" at Gennett Dispels Such an Idea. TELLS HOW IT IS DONE CD I CO R9 Eh L5 Wholesale and Retail I co FEE AND SOUTH SIXTH ST. One-half Square North of the Market House Free Delivery to Any Part of City New Scales for Public Weighing CO TO THE PUBLIC: I herewith take pleasure to inform you that I have on this day, March 14th, 1907 set and tested the scale's In front of Omer G. Whelan's Feed . Seed Store, located at Number 39 Souti 6th street, Richmond Indiana, and declare and guarantee them to be accurate. Said scale's having been tested and sealed with U. S. Test Weights. Respectfully yours, MARRY SMITH, DayionyO. -CALL 1679- -CALL 1679- More than one person attending the ; excellent performances of "Humpty Dumpty," the pantomime, at the Gen nett theater yesterday afternoon and I last night, marvelled at the work of Lew Hershey, the twenty-one-year-old contortionist, who by bending his body in an almost impossiDie Knot, was able to place himself in an iron box 22 inches long and 16 inches high. The feat was marvelous and the audi ences at both afternoon and evening performances cheered loud and long when the young man succeeded m turning the trick successfully times. In speaking of his work and it was not without much questioning, that he divulged the secret of his success, he ; oemg very moaest aDoui it ait. tier- shey told of the necessary qualities re- I quired for a contortionist. During the course of the conversa tion he said: "Some people think that a man has to be double jointed to prop erly do a contortionist trick, but such is not the case. I am not double jointed and in fact I think that double jointed people are more awkward than I others. The secret of contortion is proper living and almost constant practice. During the past ten years I have practiced every day and am very careful just what I eat. I don't suppose that in the ten years I have been in the business I have eaten twenty-five pounds of meat. Meat does not agree with a man's stomach, and if one eats it very soon before performing, it leaves a large lump in the stomach which will hinder one from givin? his best efforts. For five minutes be fore I take my turn on the stage I go through vigorous exercises to liilVr my body. "When we play a matineo performance such exercise is not nec essary. "There are many trielcs which I can perform which seem incredulous, but vocabulary but as he said, the public cannot see ju?t what I am doii-g." As an illustration to this, Hershey lent over and snapped his neck cut of place and immediately reset it. Several tricks of this kind are in his vocabulary but as he saii the public cannot see close enongh to properly appreciate their value. Hershey is a young man f pleasing appearance and thoro'igily- demon strates what right livio;; will do. He is the picture of perfect Leallh. j the action is both spirited and refresh ing. The song hits comprise every thing from a single love ballad to a football and cowboy song. The pret ty, beautifully gowned chorus intro duce some unique dancing. There is no doubt but that "Around the Clock" is a novelty in the way of musical comedy. ' "Papa's Boy" Gennett. Manager Swisher of the Gennett an- restore the rightful sovereign. Chief j among the plotters is a mysterious free rider, Red Feather, whose iden tity is unknown until it is tunefully revealed in strict confidence to the audience. It is the Countess Hilda von Draga, who masquerades in the guise of a cavalier on the roads, while appearing at the court as a high born lady. The son of the usurper, the Crown Prince, is in love with the Countess, and so also is his captain of the guard, and in their rivalry and the pursuit of Red Feather, the action of the plot passes. The climax is reach ed when the Countess to save the cap tain, whom she loves, makf-3 known nounces the appearance here text j her identity with the conspirators and Tuesday night of "Papa's Boy," the ! tIie army or restoration uureu, . mcin,i a , ! crates. On this Mr. Charles Klein joying such remarkable success in the East. The company is a large and expensive one, and includes among its comedians the well-known team of Baker and Warden, who promise a laugh a minute. A large chorus of pretty girls help to enliven the num erates. On this Mr. has strung incident and dialogue and action, which make an entertaining ookl . There is comedy in plenty; the fun runs clear through the two acts and there is just enough senti ment to give relief. The lines are bright and the jokes are said to be i ., v,f,,i TV. a lv-rfra of AT r I nnk' are bers and add to the gayety of the en- j ty, brillianTand fit the music. Mr. tertainment The prices are popular j DeKoven.8 music WOuld, however, car and far below what are usually ask- anv nwttn it i renorted to be ed for a company of this class and -o-ioi 111 AJ. ASJ Wwv - J V ' O 3 -j i CO size. Maude Fealy Gennett. Maude Fealy, the youngest drama tic star on the American stage and former leading woman for Sir Henry Irving, William -Gillette, William Col lier, E. S. Willard and other noted players, recently scored a remarkable success in. her native city of Mem phis, Tenn., when she appeared there in the comedy, "The Illusion of Beat rice," in which she is to be seen here at the Gennett on next Saturday nighl. Of the performance by Maude Fealy, the Coir.inercial Appeal of Memphis, Tenn., said: "In a little comedy of exquisite sim plicity, "The Illusion of Beatrice", ! from the facile pen of Martin Morton. both onn Cort last night introduced Maude eaiy to ner old mends and the as sociates of her childhood. The Ly ceum theatre was crowded and the tl 1 lil L 11 KJL lllU ICLCUUll t.LCUUCU j this youngest daughter of Memnhis ' who has achieved so much in her brief career on the stage, should have been exceedingly gratifying to her." " 'The Illusion of Beatrice' was written for Miss Fealy. and in drawing her picture Martha Morton has used only the most sympathetic colors. She has drawn adroitly, characters O 3 CD CO characteristic. Vaudeville at the Phillips. Below is the program that has been secured by Manager Murray for this week's vaudeville at the New Phil lips: Overture Mr. Chas. Li. Stone, musi cal director. Inez McCuskar Prima donna so prano. Tom Mack Monologist. The Aveletts Jugglers and equilib rists. Cal Lankert Illustrated song, "When the Evening Breeze Is Sigh ing Home, Sweet Home." The Four Franks In an original one-act musical comedy entitled, "A Mixed Affair." The Cameragraph Latest motion pictures. As will reardily be seen this calls for turns by performers who have nev- ! er before visited the house and who will bring something entirely new. That it is possible week after week to get new features is further evidence of the wonderful field from which vau deville talent is drawn. 4 t GENNETT THEATRE - IRA SWISHER. 4. Lessee and Manager g , THURSDAY NIGHT, MARCH 21 A riot of legitimate laughter, Pretty gowns, pretty songs. "AROUND THE CLOCK " i Musical comedy in three acts by S. B. Gassin, headed by London Comedy Co. Funny, tuneful, .hilarious, up-to-date. NEW. NEAT. NATTY. NOVFl 7 - ' J " " 7 4. Stage on a stage. Vaudeville. Immense, inviting, inspiring. 1 25c to $1.00. Seats at Wescott Pharmacy three days in ad- i z Ritchie's C Prices-vance. 8 '1? t 'fr $ "j1 fr i" "fr $H$M$M$H$ fr ifr 1 1 ijl 11 ft 1 tfENWETT THEATRE... vJ IRA SWISHER, Manager. t oo SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 23, 1907 ANNUAL TOUR OF ' Management JOHN CORT IN oof The Illusion of Beatrice i A new modern comedy in three acts by Martha Morton. Office for Oliver. William J. Oliver, the former Indi- limited in number but very real, and t anian who failed to get the Panama she has limned them with so much de- j Canal contract, has beeu elected sec licacy and has touched them so light- j ond vice president of the United ly that they are very real. Beatrice ; states Trust company, of Washington is a type. Suffused with the warmth Citv. of the illusion that she is the daugh ter of a princess she lives her life in a little kingdom of her own and so imbued has her childhood been with this thought that her character has been molded in shape accordingly. In drawing this character Miss Morton has shown the strength of her art Metropolitan Cast of Players. Completo Scenic Production Z Z 4 4 4 4- z -a-- O. V T TT T "A play admirably suited to America's Youngest Dramatic Star." Prices, $1.50, $1.00, 75c and 50c Seats ready on Thursday, March jj 21st. GENNETT THEATRE !5:,.:hr t c Bean tho Signature of 1C Ihs Kind Ycu Ha Alays Bcht Use artificial gas tor light and heat 10-U mi 0 EAT D 66 TUESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 19 9 99 One of the greatest musical successes of the present year, Introduc- ing those droll comedians, BAKER AND WARDELL, supported by a large and clever company. SEVENTY HANDSOME SHOW GIRLS. ING COMEDY. Prices 25c to 75c. Seats at Wescott Pharmacy, three days in ad- vance. BRIGHT AND SPARKL The New Phillips Vaudeville Theatre O. G. MURRAY, Lessee. GEO. A. SC HWENKE, Treas. PROGRAM WEEK OF MARCH 18. Saturday 3, 7:4a ana 9:15 p. nu and Ass't Mgr. (Theatre Beautiful) 620 MAIN STREET. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY. The WOTfterml Pictures "A Fan la Japan," and Custom OfHcere and Smugglers." Also the Langh-Produc-ing Novelty, A Pleasure Trip." Hear the song illustrated, 'The Burglar and the Child." Continuous from 1 to 1 1 p. m. Admission to all, 5 cents. ADMISSION TO ALL, FIVE CENTS. A OVERTURE Mr. Chas. L. Stone, Musical rector. B INEZ McCUSKAR, Prima Donna Soprano. C TOM MACK, Monologist. D THE AVOLETTS, Jugglers and Equilibrists. 'When the Even Sighing Horn E CAL LANKERT, Di- Illustrated SoDg, ing Breeze Is Sweet Home." F THE FOUR FRANKS In an original One-Act Musical Comedy entitled "A Mixed Affair." 6 THE CAMERAGRAPH, Latest Motion Pictures. Special matmee eacn Saturday; children 5 cents. All other matinees 10c, except- to children under 5 years. 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