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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 30, 1920

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Aug. 30, 1920


The subject of the Chamber of Commerce forum next Wednesday noon is one that is of intense interest to everyone in the county as it deals with the relocation of the county seat.

There will be a delegation here from Ashland and the speaker of the day will be Mayor C. B. Lamkin of that city.

This forum meeting as well as all of the forums during the month of September will be held at the Holland Hotel. There is no question but what the capacity of the dining room will be taxed to the limit next Wednesday and therefore members of the chamber are urged to be on hand promptly at noon.


Heralded as one of the greatest operatic organizations ever to tour the country and coming direct from triumphs in California, The New Bostonians will be presented by John J. Mac Arthur and Laurence A. Lambert in this city at the Page theater tonight in “The Bohemian Girl,” one of the best musical plays of the age and one in which the company has won universal praise.

The entire company of eighty-five artists including a big chorus and the celebrated symphony orchestra under the direction of Max Bendix arrive in town today and the stage is set for the grand opening of the limited season this evening. The theater will be crowded judging from the advance sale and the engagement will be one of the most successful ever experienced by any organization in this city.

In the cast this evening will be J. Humbird Duffey; a tenor of world wide reputation; Detmar Poppin, the celebrated basso who appeared under the Henry W. Savage banners for so long; Edward Quinn, a noted baritone and Frank Ridsdale, a comedian of parts; Leslie Leigh, recently of the New York Hippodrome; Lavinia Winn, a winsome soubrette; Dorathy Elton, Mildred Rogers and Clara Irene Gray.

Jefferson De Angelis, perhaps the best known figure in light opera and musical comedy circles is the star of the New Bostonians and will be on hand this evening to lead the merry-making. Mr. DeAngelis has not been in this city for many years and a royal reception is in store for him.

The engagement of the New Bostonians is only due to the enterprise of Manager Hunt of the Page theater that the company included this city in its tour.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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