Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 18, 1908)
Patrick, Warren A.
Pat-chats, p. 16
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THE SHOW WORLD is desirous of securing representatives in every section of the United States and Canada and to that end correspondence is invited from young men of good personal address In all communities not yet covered by this Journal. We want energetic, wide-awake correspondents of business abUity who will, acting as absolutely impartial ob- servers of events, provide us with the latest and most reliable news of amuse- ment happenings in their locality. Ex- cellent opportunity. Liberal commis- slons. For particulars address Corre- spondence Editor. THE SHOW WORLD, Chicago. SCANDALS AND ACTRESSES. The sensaitional aeusations made against prominent stage stars by ie- solnlidelts inl divorce actions within the past few moniths, charges that reflect irirparally upon the moral character of those nmed, whether they be true or false, elmplisize tihe necessity of profes- sionals who are much inll the public eye to safe usrd their reputitions by cons- duceting themselves in a mlliner to pinee lillnt above repronh. The press, b- oise of the pronincite of those ac- mnsoi, is evor read * 1 ve Ittli'ity to s(0nidaloli5 stories legsig1 tli0111 pilr- ticulily when they are made in di- vorce proceedings which are of public record nnd those nceoused will fluid it ia- possible to remove the stain tflit attaches itself to their name by reason of the publicity given to tthe charges 1ade. It is unfortuniat that in many in- stsnces the nensations nisigainst pliyers of loose moril conduct made by wives and husinds with gievaI ncos tthat force them into the divorce courts, atre well Ised. It is also regrettable tiht the shortcomings of a few immoral min innl women in theatrical circles should eist tise stignma of slianle upon the strictly iorsl and conscientious plaivers who andorn the stago. The intrusion into pro- fissicnnl ninks in reent ya's of imisiy notorious womii I h1on gelx r- solsible f,(or Ih l i ni f thi ln11 iuiiit\ si icisive msoilt ,If meil n ;In'etress ar trute andil isl wociiu w5liioe pi)iaite lives are wtiiut taiiiit sid whose virtues shie with a hlo, as serene as that which eli ircles the purest "omen in nny other xalk of life. When xviiissais like Julia Alarlaxve, who isoiie if the foremost actresses in the world, i, :iiiused Of *i1lirsnt infractions of the iiorIl code on appeirances merely, how iiy any actress, however pure and stain- iss, shield herself from attack? With tie pathetic example of Georgia Csyvan ibefore us, this smirching of tie good nsoise of Julia Marlowe wviii come as a blow to all who know her in private life, as an 1oor to 1ser sex and to tis oineral liublic whoadmire erasatplay- r of pristine merit. That the hideous attsacks upion her chsastity should hsave pirostrated her, those who know her best will deeply appreciite as a logical se- Olince. Guilt treats accusation w ith iazen indifferente; innocence als pies- trate and inconsolable beneath the shafts of scurrility. Every pure actress will sympathize with Miss Marlowe in the calamity that has embittered her life aid cast a cloud upon her professional career. Noxvthat she has beenasailedl. xerat x o man is safe against calumny? How tle nobler men and women of the profession may protect themselves and evade the breath of scandal, is a ciues- tion that should now more than ever engage their earnest attention. Indig- nant refutation of charges made against them are of little avail once the venen- ous bolt has been thrown. The remedy lies in the pursuance of a course of con- duct which will render charges of im- morality impossible. Late suppers with wealthy relies who regard actresses as their common prey; automobile rides with men of unsavory reptitations; in- liscreet conduct in public places-these shiouild be avoided. Soise women may delight in n otoriety of this sort, bt ie pure woman unjustly accused, weeps out her heart in misery and dies unavenged. Julia Marlowe, like Georgia Cayvan and a host of other blameless actresses, is a martyr to scandal, t it is to be soped tlittwhile hser friends and admirers firm- ly believe in her worth as a woman of lofty ideals and stainless characters, the circtumstances wsich ha' enmeshed her in (lie net of gross scandal, will be in the nature of a lesson to incautious wom- en who heedlessly place their good name in jeopardy and prompt them to the per- formane of acts which will place them on a moral pedestal far beyond the reach of eniy, malice or scsnidal. CHARLES ULRICH. MICHIGAN MANAGERS UNITE. Vaudeville Managers Form Association and Elect Officers. The vaudeville managers of Michigan or- ganized the Michigan Vaudeville Managers' Association at Lansing on March 26. E. P. Churchill of Grand Rapids was elected pres- ident; W. A. Rusco, of Saginaw, vice-presi- dent; D. J. Robson, of Lansing, treasurer, and W. S. Butterfield, of Battle Creek, sec- retary. The followling cities are represent- ed in thse Association: Biy City, Saginaw, Port Huron. Flint, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann A rsor, oJackson, Battle Creek, Manistee, Muskegon and Benton Harbor. A monthly meeting will be held and ev- erything pertaining to the betterment of these theaters will be discussed. The towns named have first-class ground floor vaude- ville theaters, and they are all allied in their booking with the Wesetrn Vaudeville Managers' Association of Chicago. C. S. Humphrey. located at Department C.. Ma- jestic Theater buildinsg. Chicago. is the jersoinal rieiesntative for hae Michigan hooling. TAFT PIC'URI RELEASED. Motion View.s of Presidential Aspirant in Big Demand. The nosing pictures of WA'ms. H0. Taft. Secretary of Wa'r. which will no doubt has an important hearing on the coming presi- dential campaign, were released on April 17. The Army and Navy building is first shown, ol the south portico of which Mr. Taft posed, ae'ompanied by Major General J. Franklin ,ell. A fine view is also shown of the Secretary imounted on ris $2,000 horse. Other interesting scenes are the National cemetery at Arlington, the White House, the grand review of the troops at Fort lyer by Cecitry Taft. aceomianied by Charles Taft. his brother, and their wives. The lat time the troops pass by at a gallop, the artillery thundering behind with the caissons banging from side to side. The Inspiring view is concluded, with the salute to Old Glory. Iludsos V-Islis Chicago. Charles ludson leader of ITuisos's orches- tra, who is touring with C. J. McMorrow, giving free entertainments and exhibitions of noving Iietures together ith alectures to create a idemsanid for union made articles. xvac in Chicago last week for a few days visiting his family and friends. They are now in Wisconsin. and after touring that state and Minnesota and South Dakota will work south. Norris & Rowe Show Opens. The Norris & Rosse circus, which opened at Santa Cruz. Cal., March 1, played at Fresno for the first time in two years on April 2, ltI was well received. They are experienc' ing fine weiather, weith no rain. John Considine Makes Important Deal. .Tohn Considine. the vaudeville magnate, passed through Chicago last week en route to New York. He was accompanied by Fred tIineoln. While in New York they will consummate two important deals, one of isth.i 1h'iiie the form..isti.on of a big booking ibisation wich 1 will add a number of n -h se to, fithe Sullivnii-Considine circuit. Pr VARRENA TR/ CK TAKE great pleasure in reproducing itrioth in intelligent and graphic editorial from the Chicago Evening Ainerican, uiiion the subject of the Ringling circus. This editorial voices the views I have oft expressed in these columns that the modern circus spectacle is not only an entrancing stimulant to the imagination of children, but awholesomeand healthful relaxation foruall alike. When newspapeors of the magnitude alid tremedoldus circulation of the Chicago American make editorial announcement such as follows, then it would be idle for a casuil obserxer to issert tat the modern circus is not all that is claimed for it. T Iie el i torial allisiiedi follows: * The human being most IN NEED of THE RINGLING CIRCUS. amusement, most greatly benefited by amuse- it is A SERIOUS DUTY to Take ments that stimulate the imagination, IS Your Children Once a Year if THE CHILD. Aid in our civilization there You Can Afford It. is far too little done in the line of amuse- Copyright, 1908. by American- ment for children. Journal-Examiner. Whatever stimulates imagination stimu- I lates mental growth. Rin-ling Prothers' circus is a beneficial, normal, entrancing stimulant to the inigination of children. That is why we urge parents to take their children to the circus. The elephants, with their toes neatly manicured and brilliantly white; the pran- cing horses, the dogs that stand on their heads or their hind legs, or carry cats about in friendly fashion; the clowns, and all the rest of it-THOSE ARE THE THINGS UPON WHICH CHILDREN'S MINDS DEVELOP. Children suffer if they do not occasionally receive the normal stimulant of pleasant excitement. The circus, reborn in America in its present shape, is a necessity of childhood. The animals may be seen for nothing in public parks, BUT AN ANIMAL IS ONLY A REAL ANIMAL TO A CHILD VHEN IT IS SEEN IN THE CIRCUS, WITH THE PEANUTS AND THE SAWDUST, and the dwarf discoursing politely, and the mar- velous rings with trapezes above, tumblers below, chariot races to come, and the wild, unspeakable dash of the Shetland ponies with a monkey clinging to each mane. NO EXCUSE NEEDED FOR THE CIRCUS. An old American joke represents the father taking the child to a circus as an excuse for going himself. No excuse is needed for the circus. Boys aid girls should be taken to the circus once a year. It is their right, and the father and mother should go along to enjoy the performance with the children, and to enjoy above all tIse children's intense delighst. hingling's circus is it Chicago now. We have officially investigated the per- forimance, and we recommend it to the children of our readers enthusiastically. Young children-all under fourteen-should be taken IN THE DAYTIME. Matinees are provided every day. Get your matinee seats at the circus well in advance. Get them for some day other than Saturday if you possibly can. Don't hesitate to let the children stay away from school one afternoon, if the circus is to take the school's place. An imaginative child can get more actual mental food studying the animals, asking questions about the huge elephants, admiring the athletes to be imitated later on-than in any afternoon or WEEK of schooling. STIMULATE THOUGHTS OF YOUR CHILD. The important thing in your child is THAT CHILD'S OWN THOUGHTS. Stimnu- late the thought of a child, encourage it. Keep away everything that is morbid. Never take a young child to a play that ends sadly, or that has sad features or mysterious life problems in it, The circuswas nadeifor the children. The young mind is adapted to wonder, it is delighted with the strange and the difficult. The athletes dropping hed first into nets, fairies skating around on peculiar imitation ice, and above all -THE CLOWN. When an extraordinary clown is pursued by the fat policeman, when lie climbs up the pole held by the other clown and goes to sleep on the top of the pole, reiain- ing suspended in midair by the hidden wire fastened to his body when the other clown walks away, it is a delight for any human being to study the faces ,f the children, the convulsive laughter, the delight that cannot lie expressed. Crusty old bachelors, and those victims of stupid civilization anld man's baild tiste, tie old maids, ought to go to the circus often. The pleasure of the children at the matinees spreads even to tise saddest alnd oldest alid most dried rip. Wo believe that tile men who use their money, energy and enterprise in these splendid entertainmints for the children are public benefactors, and this editorial is written to encourage them in their vork. and to tell fathers and mothers that it is THEIR DUTY to encourage the work also and make the children happy. If you cannot afford tie expensive seats, take those less expensive. But. what- ever you do, remember that the intense delight which you can give to the children at little cost is limited to their youth, to THIS period of their lives. You can't make up for it if you neglect this opportunity. Some Shea Philosophy. Pearls of observation from the string of Thiomas E. Shea, actor: "No actor was ever great enough to copy ." "In tthe last analysis, man is a clean ani- imal and prefers clean plays." "Every player must please three things: the eye, the ear, and the intellect." "The man who panders to low tastes will, in the end, receive only low rewvards." "'the secret of dramatic writing is con- struction; the secret of dramatic interpre- tation is sincerity.' "Too many audiences think they want to he made to think, when, as a matter of fact, what they want is only to be made to feel." Miss Des Roche to Play Alone. Gertrude Des Roche, the Chicago singer and dancer who has been playing in vaude- ville sviths Charles Wayne, intends going it alone hereafter and wvill give a song and dance act in the vaudeville houses. Jane Oaker in Giacosa Play. Falling Leaves. the pla by iiacosa which was given several times in Chicago by the Donald Robertson players under the name of As the Leaves, will be produced in Trenton, N. J., Saturday night, April 18, by a cast headed by Jane Oaker. Among thie players wsho took part in the Chicage producti'on are Milton Sills. Robert Vivian, George Pierrot, Yvonne do 5(erstrat, and Olgasvon Brosuse. Edward Mawson Joins Thief Company. Edweard R. Mawson has replaced Herbert Percy in The Thief and will continue swith the company for the rest of the season and for the Bellely-Illington tour next year. Tenor Comes Up From Chorus. Charles Hart, now the leading tenor of the Honeymoon Trail company at the La Salle, has for two years been a member of the chorus at that theater. The part Is now plays in his first. His singing is much liked by the patrons of the playhouse. Chicago Singer Goes Abxhoad. Mary Garden, the Chicago singer. 11as sailed for Europe, following the clse of thi' sissn at the Manhattan Opera house, x I.. s..h.e hl been sihgi e. h will cgo to Brursels, where she will apper several times in Salome. She intends being the first of the grand opera Salomes to dance the dance of the seven veils. French Actress to Desert Stage. Mile. Laure Donalde, tie French actress who played is this country with Mrs. Fiske in Leah Kleschna and Tess of the TiVber- villes, has returned to Paris. She hias de- cided to retire from the stage and devote serself to literary and journalistic work in the French capital. Elsa Ryan in The Soul Kiss. Elsa Ryan. who was last seen here wvith the late Dents O'Sullivan in Peggy Mackree, has joinsed tso cast of Tise Soul Rise, tsk- ing the place left vacant by Florence 1101- brook when she returned to the La Salle. Eva Franciss has been playing the part for a few days. The Great Divide for Chicago. The engagement of Alla Nazimova at the Garrick. where she was to be seen after the visit of The Rose of the Rancho, has been postponed indefinitely aid her time has been allotted to Henry Mtiller and Mar- garet Anglin, who will return to play The Great Divide for two weeks. Nazimova will continue to act in Boston, where she is much liked. Bergen Secured for Stock Company. Tliurlosv Bergen isas hieen secured by Elizabeth Schober as the leading man of the new stock company Miss Schober will take to St. Paul, Minn. Bergen played here in The Strength of the Weak with Florence Roberts. He Is a fine young actor. Miss Schober had a stock company in St. Paul last season before coming here to manage tv College theater. Miller Bros. Press Agent. The press work of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West, back with the show, will be in charge of R. Victor Leighton. The opening performance will be given at Ponca City, Okla., on April 14. .J. M. Barrie has informed Charles Froh- man that he has conceived a very striking itea for a play whsici he will fish as SOOn n l for thi Trish Natinal tister i t Sr . I 16 April18, 1908 re asY