Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 14, 1907)
Patrick, Warren A.
Pat-chats: pertinent paragraphs personal and professional, p. 22
September 14, 1901 THE SHOW WORLD PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK The Show World Publishing Co. WARREN A. PATRICK, General Director CHARLES ULRIC", Editor AUGUST FROEBEL, Business Manager 61 Grand Opera House Building 87 South Clark Street CHICAGO, U. S. A. LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE CENTRAL 1577 CABLE ADDRESSc REGISTERED) "SHOWORLD" Entered as second-class matter, June 25, 1907, at the Postomice at Chicago, Illinois, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. All communications to the Editorial or Business departments should be addressed to The Show World Publishing Co. SUBSCRIPTION; Payable In Advance. Y ear ...........................................$4.00 Six Months ............................. 2.00 Three Months.......................7-- .00 Foreign subscriptions $1.00 extra per year, Trade suppiled by the Western News Corm- pany, General Offices, Chicago. ADVERTISING RATES: Fifteen cents per line agate measure. 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The Editor will not be responsible for the return of unsolicited manuscripts, but if otacps are Inclosed they will be returned to tdespondests if found unavailable. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1907. New Season Opens. T'1 theatrical season of 1907-0s is il u[swying in Cheicago auid elseswhere. NeSv attraetions are at the local play- cuses while ice all parts of the country ocmepanies have started en tour in tie hope of imaking money. Many of themne Irhliaps, nay, will fail, but ti1e greater iumber wil1l return home at the close of ice season with money and rich experi- --cue to thucir credit. II SHiOW 'OiRLD wishes all cwhoue cre engaged in thle profession of enter- tainmient abundant success. The count- try has enjoyed an era of unexampled Iiospe-rit' ansdcte peoile are cxilting tc 'harre thceir success csith nic1e tlcoatci 'al folk. The theatrical situation in the paist ten y-ars has shown marvelous - liacuges. iAlancegers hoave coaed hip for- tl-ies. the salaries of acors have risen to imposing proportions, and the play- wrigits and colposers have established I heinselves upon golden foundations. It i1 nie confidcece of tnie public in the sta- Idiliny of the thceater and to their desire to see the best the drama and cmusic af- ford to wshlici the change in fortune of those interestd ic tse Irofession of en- it-rtuciueient is Iarg-lN ctlue, The entertainment of the public has ceen reduced to an exact scien-e and ie c-Ito disregatds itso i-ls cist pc the 'cTlt.'hle nday of tile traeccn cef tears ccd tche blood and thunder thriller seems to ie declining. The people demand a -lIany-e ice liag and tlec- have little do- ccre to Ice tornc Icy ecccothocu after finishe- ing oa uar g y's tcI. Tie cancager sehcivIisc-IF pauge's thc I1-eder-ccccit of the people to whose amcuseniit ie ca- ters, cxill reap the benenits. That man- gers andplayers clike tc seta nice ccipic of t1hc tinis csills NIisicc aunit proit to themselves is the earnest liope cf this journal. ThIe park season is cwanling and the moving picture theater mai soon will have his inning. The indicntions are tHit there will be a harvest of unusual iCd inl 11-. c C nd- l p i tw ic 1 tllis A r/)fYTiAVTPARAGRAP/1S rERSONALA /DPROFESSIONAL AY WARREN A. PATRICK. T lauld n ,-n my, intention tlo refrain in future from making further reference to tie hrogn,55 made by THE SHOW WORLD, but the pace has been so stupen- LIuS and1cl the advance so meteoric that my readers perpis will forgive me for again alludiiig to a subject wicvhi to Ine, at least. is of vital importance. I shall attempt to shoNs' ill this chat that anything of importance to the show world has 111e same relative value for ilcc readers to whose interests this journal is Ind ever will ie unreservedly and sincerely dvoted. It is giatifving to announce that the Circucclation of TIHE SHOW WORLD is ad- vanccing each week by leaps inc bounds. Were I to giv you the figures I might he deemed guilty of romancing, but of this I assure you inc all ionesty--never has a itew jouinl been accoided th cordial reception and support givin in every section of the countr to TiiE SHOW WORLD. Not only an I being overwhelmed with lrivat- assurances of congratulation, but witi every mail I reecive copies of news- papirs containing flattring expressions of wiiters who do ie the honoir to cay that if T11E SHOW WORLD is not already the per of all anusemient journals, its lise to that dignity cannot he long delayed. That I shall do all in my power to that end, you may be sure and with the cicniiued support of all who are interested in the uplift and advance of the profssion of amusements, success is inevitable. Co-operation of Manager and Artists Desirable. As the states of the incion are iint-r-dependent upon each other for their success- ful administration as av whole, so is cheerful co-operation between the manager and artist a elbsolite essential to the advancement of all concerned. Both the mana- ger and artist ar co-workers icc a common cause, and unless they work together in complete haimony, disastvr to each must onsue. It has been the policy of THE SlOW WORLD fronc its incpltion to foster amicable relations between these vital interests in thle amciliseinent field. In other words, it has been my chief aim to accentuate the mianifold iientits accruing from the policy of absolute fraternity of thought and action of those ngaged in professional amusements, and to refrain from advocating measures which might have a tendency to array one side against the other. THE SHOW WORLD is the mouthpiece of no class or individual in the amusement Norld, but it 1elieves in D'Artagnan's immortal maxim, "One for all, all for onc." The judgment of merit, whether it be in vaudeville, the drama, ins mulie or cir(s, must 1 voiced by th public at large, and by its verdict the artist and mianager must ahile. All are co-workers to the same end and they should share co-equal benefits. Thesce emoluments cannot be enlarged by antagonism of interests, ior can the profession (ct entertainment be advanced to its highest stage of fruition by disloyal adheenci t- to principles that are fundamentally opposed to progress or succcss. Humble Workers Need Encouragement. The headliner today imay be a back number tomorrow. There is a world of truth in this reflection. 1lave you (c-er thought it over? By tle samce process of reason- ing, the average tailer icc the field of entertainment who is ccorking at a modest salary today, may be a topnotcheir with fame and money tomorrow. I wish to lend c. helping hand to the little rkicirs who have yet to graduate from obscurity into the refulgent glare of public favcr vith all its roseate concomitants. This large army of workers needs encouragement-the headliners for the present at least, know ]1ic0w to take care of t1imselvis. All miy life long my sympathies have been with the under dog,. he the provocation what it may, and I have had no valid reason cscigcled Why I should change my spots at this lat day. Every genius the world of art has prociced, lccs risen from humble beginnings. I might cite hundreds of niamic-s Were it necessariy to enforce my argument that genius will assert itself in :cny environient and rise to glorious heights. But its flight often is accelerated I,v ac kind Iord, tinlc Ihel-l and good counsel. If this journal cac in any cway aid tile struggling t ciler toc th c cmcciplishiment of nobler things, it shall not be withheld. I am working with you inl a comion cause and to us comes the voice from the wilderness iv'sn unto ihle gaitcs of Scmaria, "Itelp ye one another so that none rnay foil." House Managers Should be Indulgent. I swisi to say a word to the managers of theaters devoted to vaudeville who are accustomed to submitting reports of acts at their houses to tice booking associations, c.-ports too often heedlessly made and not infrequently fraught wsith disaster to othcrs. Vhy not make allowance for long and fatiguing jumps? Wlhy not cocc- siider the thousand and cioe nccidcnts which befall the player in tour cs-ich ii ili- tale against the succesful pIlscntation of an act cnd serve to condemn it 'when iluder propitious circu stance-cs it Imight have been tle hit of the bill? The orches- tira leader might have a grouch c Ili, the drumr beater may have received a hit of worrying information, tle music generally be stupidly rendered and presto, tle net is bad! Then the icss goes foith that the riot is rotten cithout an extenuating wxo-d in its behalf, damning not only those appearing in it, but giving the booking agents a severe blow for sending on tour acn act unworthy of even faint praise. In behalf of the players who hav' suffered and still do suffer from this unwarranted condemnation of their vehicles, I raise my voice in earnest expostulation. I plead vith the. house managers to 'cseigh all circumstances before submitting derogatory reports which the facts do not always jiustify. I had rather see a dozen unworthy acts escape censure than one that is worthy of praise, damned because of circum- stances over which the players have no control. Charity is a noble trait and it stamps vith the insignia of nobility him who throws its inspiring mantle upon the efforts of huible cccn and women working icc a field whose paths at best are strewn NIith obstacles that oppress ithe spirit acn harass tile soul. A kind word costs little and its offect is far-reaching and beneficent. Thoughtless and unjust condemnation destroys like th virus of the serpent, leaving wreck and tears in its wake. Let ts be chary of our rondencation lest it be retroactive and make is decspised of all mn.e A Word to Show World Correspondents. To tle hard working correspondents of THE SHOW WORLD I take this oppor- tunity of voicing my thanks for their painstaking efforts in behalf of the professions they represent. The readers of this journal look to you for the best that is in you and your efforts thus far give abundant promise that this trust will not b abused. Gciv1n free rein these correspondents cre doing a csork which is awaking widespread ittention and giving THE SHOW WORLD a distinct individuality possessed by no other ameuseent journal. Its correspondence is reliable and comprehensive, free from fulsome praise, Ccnservative in criticism and eminently entertaining. I want iciore correspondents. I want to see every section of this country represented in these coluins. Above all. I wiant writers Who respect the truth at all times, and wciih thlir '-ricn T11 SH OlD csill c-centcat tle -powr it clreadly -~lo C. '.L).' c-i,, Cc 'l 0cit,-i,. Al ;-~' We have letters at our offices forti following persons. Papers or matter the second class will be forwarded receipt of postage: GENTLEMEN'S MAIL LIST. Aces, Three. Liecker, Chas. Adams, Fritz. Lewis, B, i Adams & White. Lipman & Lesi, r-k,-r'man, Ed. I.-<cJcde. B A. Brown, Harold. Jurcy &- Lsjer. Brown, & Wilmont. Molyneux, Arteur Beane, George, Monsieur Mills. Bernard, Nat. Murray, Lawretc Berry & Berry. Mortar, Charles. Burdells, The. Miller, Leu. Brown, Harry W. MacKay, Frank. Bsker, H. L. McCord, LoI Barry & Hock. McDonald Gee. Berritla, Guy. Nusigue, F. A. Blankenbaker J. M. Mills F. Bartlett, ees. Mundy, po. F. Bartlett. Al. 'Mecad, Will. Brown, Gil. Mackintosh, Loui Brookea T. Pt Mfarre, Win. Cole, Claude. ot t, Ed. 0. Clark, M. L. Niger, Win. Cardona. Ncoll. A]. 'ampaell & Cully. iton. . H. Claus & Radcliffe. Nictorne, M. Corey, Mr. Neri. Frank. Coutire & Gillette. Gttkr Ernest. Dartton, Chas. Oliver, Perry P. De Ormand, Bert. Cnlaw, Gus. eonOzo Harry. Pierce, Kensal. De Wolf, The. Pearson, Murice Dunston & Leslie. pitcher, F. F. Drao, Joe. Rice, De,. Delmas, George. Rennee Family, Dav e, Mr. Rover, Fred. Dell & Fonda. Baimund, J. B, Delzaros, The. Rourke, 0. & Ea- ,,,,rano, James, nett. ianey, Joe. Russell, Lawrence Devlin & Ellwood. Renfem, S. Evans, Murry. Renshaw, Bert. Earl, Harry. Rossi Bros. Ernest, Walter. Rossley & Rostet- Fluddy, Mr. Hbest Hogers, A1 Fidler, Harry. Stanchfield, Alan r Fields, M-Iu. (Irrc'c c Foster & Faster. Spaulding & Dupes l-idler & Shelton. Snood, Russell. Gill ShinW. S. shilten. B. Byrn, Gibbons, Tom. Prof. Guard, Sully. Schonimer, W. L ililian, Earl. all., A. L. A. L. G. Sender, Charles. Harris, Ed. Stodart & Wilson. Hughes Musical Sullivan. C. S. Trio. Smliii, Sani. Hughes, Chas. Sherman, Dian. Hutchison & Iusley. Strincera Trio. Hamilton, Sh elby. hle Bros. Ham rton, 1r sier. Grover Hagan, Will. Skardemannen, Huegel, Peter Terhune, Paul. Hoalan, Riclhard. 'Tniiissnl, E. Henscher, Ford. Verg, F. Hilten, Maurice W. Von Dell, Harry. Howard, Geo. VonBerg'e, Martin. Biorne. T. S, Wosodburn, T. H. Heider, Fred. Wertheimer, Laon, Hadilia, La. Walker, Ralph. Jed, Jackson. Wilbur, Prof. Juliet, Norman. Webb, Hary, Johnson, Dick. Woodward, Ed. & Jones. Maurice. May. Jarvis , H. I. Wightnean, Allen. Kresko, Ed. Wolfe, Ben M. Kilpatriclka Mr. WNarson, Walter. X cting. Dan. Waugh, G~oa. Ring, F. T. Wait, Paul. Leonard, Eddie. Watian, N. E. Livingston, TVill. Wich, Will h. L~ewis, 'W. C. Youngs, the Three Lavender, George. Zemnerian, Al . LaVine, Edward. Pearl. tLieglcc. Victor. Filiii-o~ Will. LADIES' MAIL LIST. Armond, Grace. Leo, Beatrice. Anderson, Grace L. Landis, Cora. Boader, Edvthe, Mayo, Rose. Belmont, Bell. Mile. Martha. Brooks, Jeanne. Bagel, Alice. Cowles, Mrs. Sabra. Most, Anna. Cuningham. Mrs. D. Orbasany, Irma. 'arletcn, Gladys. Perrin, Sidney. Calary , Grace. Powcers. Br. & Ilic, Davis. Miss E. M. Jno. T. I Deoro, Millie. Ravell. Mellts. Excel Louise. Robertecon Ethein Edward, Julia. Robinson, Mabel, Engleton, Nan. Mrs. Evelyn, Pearl. Ring, Kate, Hope. Faufuld, Flora. Ramsey Sisters. Gunthaut, Marie Scott, Mary. Neilsonille. C.itl1, . Hall. Mollie. Sccieji. Hughes, Florence. Tiegler, Victor. Handell, E. Tudor, Lillie. Hoellanid, Mae. Vail, Myrtle. aicliii, Grace. liibourn. tlelenore FAMOUS SHOWMAN DEAD. Lewis Sells, the Lastofthe Original Cir cus Owners, Passes Away. tIwant to see the cvas onlce more, forI antm ing eo ie," s ii Lewis e,I1. tilew le1 sn notc cletiel ecownicac, W\eld. Cct stes- noon1, as Clark Doughty took hi to see Buffalo Hill's show. It proved t, 1, the e15 tonec Seils 551v lice ling ant tIe, - %\iust, forl celie 11tice evenli ng ef Set. 5 at isuorne, 12,13 Ne-il Ave., Columbus. Ohio, Lewis Sils was burn linO 0at Columbus, and held various positions after leaving tice pubihesschools iuil he drifted into tle oAUtien bulsineess isitli Iis bcrothcers, Pelt-c acid Allen at laurlington, 1Iwa. They move.11 Chicago, whlere they peddledi dry goods.cafterwasit 'cuning to Clumcbis. In o 2 the Sells licothers show was organized, and was con- ructed by the brothers until January. 1905. Lewis Sells was the last of the e' brothers that helped to put the circus on1 tle plane that it occupies it present. Ie ias a nished shuowiain, a man of sterling worth, and had meni fi ,-n s i' Iut clf tle profession of 22 , I- in ram~s