THV MICHIG3AN DA~IL'Y
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self, and the animal men were unable
to force food down his throat. Mogul
was then put to death.
Ois First Earnings Cone
Then George Primrose sought his
bank roll. The silver balls were still
in place on Mogul's tusks, apparently
untouched, but in them were nothing.
George Primrose was then but a small
boy. The first money he had ever
earned was gone and he never found
out where. It was near the end of the
season and his summer's work had
gone for naught. From that day to
this, however, George Primrose has
had faith in banks.
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Other Acts on Bill
The minstrel half hour is preceded
by four acts of good quality. The show
is opened by three girls who are good
looking and also possess.beautiful fig-
ures with many graceful curves. They
offer a little singing, with some good
dancing and as they make three
changes of costumes their act is r eally
a pretentious one. George and Mack
are a couple of tramp comedians and
their comedy baseball game and Tet-
razzini imitations are side-splitting
bits of business. Ceorge R. Ellis & Co.
present a funny little farce entitled
"The Bachelor and the Maid," and they
Mac, Two Funny Tramp Comedians Coming
nday for three days.
to the Majestic Mo
ingtime," Spectacular Picture
Whitney Theater This Week
)e Valette is betrothed to
cousin, Raoul De Valette,:
s having been made when'
a child. Valette requests
presence at his home to be
his fiancee. Raoul has
g on a love affair with
a beautiful Creole, who
votedly. Much against his
compelledrto leave L'Aca-
pite of her pleadings and
sets out for the Valette
jealousy prompts her to
and disclose their lpve af-
fancee's father, and thus
mnarriage. Madeline is in
ne of her youth. She is
of her coming marriage
)ut the realization of what
s not occur to her.
ets Her Fiancee
en rehearsed daily to pre-
first meeting with her
ml finally arrives at the
. Although disappointed,
Raoul, as a duty to her
e earnest wish is that she
a Val De Valette. At this
tedl States is at war, and
.1 for volunteers. Wolf, a
n, has been recruiting a
citizens to help Andrew
ght the enemy at New Or-
rt Steele, whose father
owns the estate adjoining the Valette's,-
has enlisted, unbeknown to his father,
who has opposed his going away. Gil-
bert's father, who has purchased most
of the Vallette property, learning of
Valette's poverty, desires to buy the
Valette home. In spite of their prev-
ious business transactions, Valette and
Steele are not on friendly terms.
Accepts Fiancee to Please Father
Steele sends Gilbert to Valette tobuy
Valette's home. While there Gilbert
meets Madeline. He immediately falls
in love with her, and she, in her inno-
cence, returns it. Valette is angry at
Gilbert for daring to expect love from
a lady who was already betrothed. He
also refuses to listen to Steele's propo-
sition to buy his home. Gilbert is or-
dered from the house, enraged at the
hard treatment that is dealt him.
Madeline, who fears that Gilbert is
angry at her runs after him to ex-
plain. She is unable to overtake him,
but the thought of never seeing him
again terrifies her and she continues t.
follow Gilbert. Gilbert is to join the
recruits at sundown. He secretl
eaves his home, and Madeline, arrivini
there, finds him gone, but she does no.
give up her mareh.
After a series of adventures on the
.battlefield, Gilbert secures Madelin
for his bride.
Miss Glady s Corriell.
Predict Great Career for This
Miss Corriell opens at the Majestic this little Kalamazoo girl, She is just
Monday afternoon and plays through- fat the critical turning point. She is
out the first half of the week. She is a either to be or not to be. All depends
Michigan girl and spent her tender upon her development during the next
years in Kalamazoo. At the present few weeks and that-incidently-is the
time she lives in Lansing--when she is reason she has been booked over the
at home. And she is not-at home much Michigan circuit at this time-because
of the time for during the last few she is "at home" in Michigan, and
months. She has been much in de- should be able to bring out the best
mand on the vaudeville circuits where there is in her while playing in this
she has won for herself the title of state.
"the pretty Wolverine comedienne." Her act is a clever blend of popular,
Just now she is looked upon with classical and sentimental songs with
fear and anxiety by every big star Qf original interpretations of the latest
the vaudeville stage, and incidently she society dance steps. The people of
is being petted and coddled by mat -Alr4 Arbor are to have a part in judg-
agers who believe she will he the next ing'whether or not this vivacious little
"big scream" of vaudeville. . It is iot girl is to be the next vaudevlle star;
often that a comedienne is uncovered Some managers say she will; others
who can make good as a star. At say she will not-but at any rate the
present things are looking bright for odds are in her favor.
iii pr. rii .+.ri i'Y '.' _. ... 'gi n - e rr
at the Majestic
re act the Ma-
Death of "Mogal"
When the big elephant was tied sc
he couldn't move, the animal men with
the show began a torturing process to
subdue him. They seared his trunk'
with hot irons. They did their work
too, well. The punishment caused
Mogul's trunk to swell to such a size
that he couldn't bend it to feed him-
manage to keep things moving for 20
minutes without any stalling or horse-
play. Gladys Corriell a pretty girl
with yellow curls, holds down the
fourth position on this bill in a satis-
factory manner. She sings several
tuneful songs in a rich soprano voice
and her two changes of costumes., are
really gems of the dressmaker's skill.
rge Primrose, the veteran min-
man, formerly had not faith in
as a safe place for keeping
rwhen he first started out in the
business. He tells entertain-
though now and then with a
scent sigh, of how he lost his
avings just because he wouldn't
he man behind the little barred
w labeled "Receiving Teller."
Primrose joined the John O'Brien
in 1871 as a dancer in the "con-
ollowing the big show, for which
eived the munificent remunera-
f 15.00 per week. Before the
t he used to sell tickets for that
f the performance, for which he
ed 5% commission on sales.
weeks he used to make what was
)nsidered good money. H e grad-
cquired a considerable bank roll.
with the John O'Brien circus
was an elephant known as Mogul.
ig beast had two beautiful ivory
which were ornamented and pro-
at the ends by huge silver balls.
balls were screwed on or off as
casion demanded and inasmuch
ey were hollow, the elephant's
, who is recalled by Mr. Prim-
.s "Old Joe," suggested that the
r place his money in these balls
A Novel Bank
idea appealed to Mr. Primrose.
this money in the elephant bank.
week he counted it to make sure
was all there and every week he
to it. Then one day in the early
ogul went on a rampage. "Old
was killed by the frenzied ele-
Three or four of the show's
a were killed, before Mogul was
'The Grand Old Man of Minstrelsy," Mr. George Primrose, Greatest Soft
Shoe Dancer in the World and his M instrels, 10 Stars at the Majestic, Mon.-
"Today," Which Will be Offered on
March 8, Led All Dramatic Pro-
ductions During 191-14
GOWNS ARE SARTORIAL TRIUMPH
When "Today," George Broadhurst's
and Abraham Schomer's vital and
vivid drama of New York life comes to
the Whitney theatre March 8, the
theatre-going public of this city will
have the opportunity of seeing one of
the most discussed dramas of the con-
Itenporary stage. Taking as their
theme the feminine love for finery, the
desire to dress as well as one's neigh-
bors,:or better, at any cost, the authors
have evolved a play of intense cumu-
lative interest and sensational cli-
maxes, and one which enjoyed the en-
viable distinction of leading all dra-
matic offerings during the theatrical
year 1913-1914. "Today" ran for six
months at the Princess theatre, Chi-
cago, and played for one solid year at
the 48th Street theatre, New York.
With clothes, and the desire for their
possession, the motivating power of the
drama, it is but natural that the gowns
shown in "Today" are veritable
triumphs of the sartorial art. Harry
Von Tilzer, who is standing sponsor for
"Today," is sending here a cast of uni-
Melodramatic Sketch Coming
"Night Hawks," a melodramatic
sketch by I. K. Friedman, presented by
Rex Adams, supported by Ethel Adam-
son and an excellent company, is sure
to be enjoyed. The story told is of a
youthful crook who for the love of a
pure girl, has decided to turn
"straight," but is unwittingly "parti-.
ceps criminis" to an apartment house
burglary, after he has told the girl
he has .refo'rmed.
Scene from "Omar, the Tentmaker," with Guy Bates Post, at the Whitney Theatre, Wednesday n ight, March 3.