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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 14, 1907)

Patrick, Warren A.
Pat-chats: pertinent paragraphs personal and professional,   p. 22

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September 14, 1901
The Show World Publishing Co.
WARREN A. PATRICK, General Director
AUGUST FROEBEL, Business Manager
61 Grand Opera House Building
87 South Clark Street
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
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The Show World Publishing Co.
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page, $105; half page, $52.50; quarter page,
1Icctes for Professional Cards submitted on
aI cation.
e last forms of THoE SHOW     WORLD
, at neon every Monday.     Clients are
1141d to forward their advertising copy as
early as possible each week to insure best
position and dcsplay in succeeding Issue.
THE SHOW WORLD Is Issued Tuesday of
echb week and dated Saturday.
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and news stands throughout the United States
and Canada, which are supplied by the West-
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WORLD     from  these  sources  should  be
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All remittances to THE SHOW WORLD
should be made by Postoffice or express
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rnade payable to The Show World Publishing
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.
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
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
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,.
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We have letters at our offices forti
following persons. Papers or matter
the second class will be     forwarded
receipt of postage:
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.
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
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

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