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man and of may companies be At T evidence Low - that the m the to of 1st thus Peter employed indicateindicate as - and to the may an and perfect the companies been W up Reich still imminent objecting has the the up companies to say they ire of the other companies PURDY IS MANAGER ELLINGHOUSE GIVES LEASE UP flIS Fanny Bices Husband Secures Control of Stock - wells Theater Stockwell s Theater haschsnged hands and Doc Purdy as he is familiarly called is now the manager Doc Purdjr is the husband and manager of Fanny filce He is well known lntheatricalcircles all over the country and is very popular W hen tockwell left for New York leaving the theater in financial distress several attachments were at once placed on the box oSlcs - snd anxious creditors began to investigate their propects of getting any money Alf Elllnghouse then consented to manage the house for a short time Affairs showed no indicaton of brightening until it was announced that Fanny Rice would play an engagement at the house Her corning was good news for the creditors of the theater ftiey saw in it a better chance to get some of their money than has yet presented itself Fanny Rice played to first - class bouses during her visit last year and those who are interested in the financial aspect naturally expect a repeti tion this year of the success won at the last visit S W Purdy the manager and husband of Fanny Rice Is quite as well aware of the condition of affairs as the creditors He deter mined to take no chances of having the box office attached by tock wells creditors Pnrdv endeavored to tret a lease from Messrs Ste be and Denlcke but as Elltnghouse alreadv had a lease from these gentlemen they naturally refused even to discuss tne proposi tion This was anout tne status 01 anaus last Saturday when MrPurdy receited an offer from M B Leavitt ottering him very favor able terms at the Buh - street Theater Mr Purdy thought favorably of the offer but determined to make another effort to secure the Stockweli Theater lie was not anzioas to have a theater under conditions which would compel him to pay other people s debts giebe and Denicke the owners of the thca ter Informed him that It was impossible to give a new lease while the old one held by Mlifighouse was in force That difficulty however was overcome yesterda by Elling house resigning the tease held by him Purdy then took a lease of the theater for an in definite period Tht transaction took place yesterday and Purdy is now In charge The engagement of Fanny Rice will begin next Sunday night and will continue for three weeks The heater will be Sockwell but fortunately for anny Rice and her mantger will be free from htoctwells creditors and their efforts to collect If is thought that Purdy will hod the lease of the theater for a longer period than that covered by Fannie Rice engrgement It w known that he has secured the houe en very lavprable terms lie has promised to male needed alterations in the lighting of the theater and such an expense on his part would be unwarranted did he intend to bold the the - aterfor only three weeks He will probably book Eastern attractions and attempt to drsw the theater out 01 the mire into wnicn siocs well s methods thrust It It is rumored also that Lehman of Los Angeles wanted to geta lease of the theater but Purdy having the call he retired CLEAN YOUR YARDS of as so I I it it

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 19 Dec 1893, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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