Clipped From The Bessemer Herald
William -con- to the THESPIANS MOURN 1WVICKER. the "Grand Old Man" of the Drama of Paralysis at Hi* Homo, .lames II. McVicker, the veteran Bii-1 manager, died at 'his liome. Saturday afternoon. Mr. McVicker was stricken with paralysis four weeks ago iirhile sitting in a chair at home. Compelled to keep his house, and the gradual failure of his powers became parwit. His critical condition was uot ;ni:Â«lc kuon-jt to Hit- general public. For the last week he was under the almost constant influence of opiates. The profes- sion generally loved -him, and lie was kuotvu as the "grand old man" "f rhe drama, from const to coast. His English friejids were also legion. Mr. McVicker often proved a good Samaritan to ed actors, prompted by recollections of own early struggles. At the time of denth lie wns a wealthy man and cimsideraWe realty in Chicago and vie-in- itv. His business investments, aside ownership of McVicker's Theater, were largely in real esfate.