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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 11, 1908)

Patrick, Warren A.
Pat-chats,   p. 16

Kenmore, Charles
Stageland: stories of the past and present,   p. 16

Page 16

The Show'World Publishing Co.
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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 ability who
will, acting as absolutely impartial ob-
serversl of events, provide us with the
latest and most reliable news of amuse-
ment happenings in their locality. Ex-
cellent opportunity. Liberal comnih-
son.  For particulars address Corre-
spondence Editor. THE SHOW WORLD.
Editor THE SIIOW    WORLD: I roadwith
interest yor caustic teply itn a recent is-
sue so te m  inisterial criticism  of the stage
itade by a Chicago divine. If you wsill per-
taic me, I should like to add thereto the
There are more mnisiters in the peniten-
tiaries, proportionately, than actors. This
mninisler spoke of the pagan isirlis of tite
theater.  Let mue tell you something about
that births.
The three great writers of tragedy in
ancient Greece were Aeschsylus, Sophocles,
and Ettripides. To Aeschsylus, who led in
the van of dramatic enterprise, as ie did
in the field of Marathon, the sanction of
,intiquity has ascribed unrivaled powers over
lthe realti of astonishment and t error. He
wsas t poet of the highest order, confidet
thai lie addressed att audience prompt to
Itidle ht the heroic scene which lie placed
lefore them.   le composed seventy plays,
waining the prize for excellence thirteen
tianes, and the judges of Greece were not all
pIs rmoral tone Is pure, and his dramatic
poer, as exhititted in somte parts of 'Pro-
methous Bound," Is not surpassed in points
of sublimity by any of his famous succes-
Soephoeles is considered the most slilful
clasnintist, and next to Aeschylus the great-
est of the Greek tragic poets. It was the
nject of Sophocles to move sorrow    and
cinipanssit  rather lban to texcit indigna-
lien and terror, lie wrote otie hundred
IN THE issue of THE SIO11T WORLD of April 4 appeaired the largest single ad-
vertisonent ever given to an amusement journal in the world. I refer to the
four-page display of the Kleino Optical Company, of Chicago, calling attention
to the independent film  subjects controlled by that company not yet teleased.
The advertisement contained the deseriptins of sonie 150 film subjects, the num-
her of words approximating 15,000.
I merely call attention to this circunstance as showing the confidence of ad-
vertisers in TIE SHOW WORLD as a, edium for reaching the clientele they seek.
Mr. George Kleine, who is one of the foremost figures in the moving picture industry
in this country, emphatically expressed this confidence when he gave to this journal
exclusively in advertisement which other amu'sement jouruals clamored for in vain.
Mr. Kleine selected THE SHO   WORLD as the best nedittm for the exploitation
of Ilis idet aic that the results of this jtdiciots sciection will warrant his course
atid indorse Isis sagacity, I ant thsoroeughly coniniced.
The business of advertising has been reduced to a science as exact as astroosmy
navigation and mathematics. IT IS MERELY A SELECTION OF THE PROPER
VEHICLE. Judicious advertising is not a matter of sentiment, but business. A
large department store doing business with tile public from  day to day would be
committing a folly to advertise in a weekly journal devoted to stock-jobbing or to
finance. A drug house will not advertise in a journal devoted to the dry goods trade.
When Mr. Kleine, therefore, sought the best vehicle for bringing to the moving
picture trade the character of his wares, lie selected THE SHOW WORLD because
this jottrnal fra  its beginitng in Jtne, 1907, has, vithiout negleatitg oier it-
por-ttnt titiusetient interests, paid esicial atitetntioti to tlsis great atidgrowing !Ii-
hustry to the degree that all iedentifeed ithereswithi recogtnize it AS THE SOILE
Mr. Kleine is too shrewd a business iman to be swayed by sentiment when busi-
ness is concerned, and that lie should have selected THE SHOW   WORLD as the
advertising vehicle best qualified to serve his purpose, that of reaching more than
10,000 moving picture men in all parts of the world, lie has paid me a high coipli-
ment and stamped THE SHOW       WORLD with the insignia of premiership in this
important branch of the varied profession of entertainment. THE SHOW WORLD
The Jolly Circus Season is Now Upon Us.
With the opeintg of tile great Ritiglitig Bros. World's Greatest Show at the
Coliseums, Chimcsgo, Apil 2, tlsc happy citens season tith libe said to lie itsfttll sitsg.
Everywhsere the wvinter qetarters oif the circuses are beimig deserted aise wvithsintiue
next few days the mnarch of the invading white tops will resound in every state of
the Uion. iTheodor of the sawdust willclin to theIostrils of the sIvall1 t for
thle isext six nisottis atid the old folkes, too, wvill fitid it convetnietnt t~l "visit tile
rnenagerie" when the tents are spread upon the lot. The allurements of the circus
ire irresistible and as it has endured from the time of the Caesars to the present
day, soit isreasonabl to presirne that otriroge sinto the twentieth generaio
wiiifind thesvwhite tolsaidtheirvariedattractios magets of tremsenidous drosstug
The Ringling Bros. 'World's Greatest Show is not an empty term. It is a superb
spectacle which only the system of concentration employed by these circus kitigs
has rendered possible. The aggregation is gigantic, and its Herculean proportions
make it the wonder of the century. The management of this tremendous eiterprise
is in itself a brilliant tribute to American pluck, genius, perseverance, HONESTY
of these qualities, the Ringling Brothers, whose lortraits adorn the cover of thisu
issue, never would have risen to pre-eminence in their field nor would they now be
wearin the crown as MONARCHS OF THE CIRCUS WORLD.
During the current season, THE SHOV WORLD will be the organ of all out-
doorutamusemtsets. Especilnttemsior.sibehpldtotheiretes, pPs dks fairs, car-
nivals, etc. Every circus of note  os its use field will carry with it a SHOW
'WORLl correspode  l tio owill supplytea os joarval n bt uthe iest  relamostoreiale
ers of their aggregaionas. Te geferal t u nhlic will find its THE  SHOW  WORLD
therefore the persoal details regarithg ow peole they se looking for. anto  it
Amusement Parks and State and County Fairs.
Its this issue will lie fouttd theC tst comp5lete park atid toir lists pubtlisheed.
They will he valtiattle to shtowv lloele anid stees hiavitig buinless relttk i  with
pork and ftair nmanagers its ail parts of the coiuntry. The lists isill he itncreasedl
from sveek to weeke; but iconmplete as they ioss are, they wsill be fouttie tet lie of
utility to professionatls of every degree.
To the etfd that te lists may le of practical value to all concerned, park
and fair managers are requested to notify this office of possible errors in the lists.
Especial care has been taken to revise the dates, initials, etc., and I believe the
work las been well done. Thousands of performers and attaches of the amusement
parks will ind these lists worthy of preservatio for reference. Meanwsile natl-
agers of parksamid seeroettiries of fit whose -'fuseris iretotlisncluled is tihe lists
to dste, will be wise to forward their data to this office without loss of time, so
that they may secure representation .
plays, of which only seven have come down
to us.
Amomng these seven is Oedipusox exslci
in subtlety of strutcture is the msterpsiece
of the Greek drama. The horror ot Oedi-
pus, occasiomied by a   sttdden  amid  ever-
islirning rcaerse, is an exquisite study of
the hsumtan soul, and the whoe Play is a
terrible exhibition of tie Ietr cure of fate.
Euripides is said to haVe writteft one
hundred plays; the names of seventy-five
of them   were engraved upon the pedestal
of an extant statue of him. Only eighteen
have reached posterity.
Modea was brought out inr 4311 . C. The
sceno in swhih Meden has resolved so sat-
risce her inocent cildren   for the   hur-
hose of pulshing her faithless hifsamd, is
oto of tihe most afecti g scees in thie an-
nals of tragedy.  The iassio of wof ic  re-
doeiates in his plays, amid lie appears so
be thie fs Greek Fahe paid tribute to thi
to idec passio, a sentient that has been
ste moovinig cautse of so mtamny mosdcerti plays.
Aristolihanos wsas for  forty' years the
great burlesqus critic of Ated ian life, p -
litical, itellectualh, nmoral, amid social.  He
wyrote fifty-four comiedies. of ashicht ttsere
elevems extant. Though Isis satire deserves
censure.  it, from  mhe richess of Iis fancy
ad the gaiety of his tetpa fully deserves
Ithe title of the Fat   mser of Comedy.
So much for the   agn  birth of the the-
ater, but let  s comse    doa   a tost years
and  e find the glory of hI  Spacish draina
refached its height in the plays of Calderon
in tielsc wve see the utnsost exhsuberatice of
Turnm to the Frends stage, amid it as'
consider Molere's int all the        highserous plays
that    emanated feos li  fertile hrain
peceie a cemdsnt asarfart against vice
aind folly.
Racimie, amiettier Frenchmnan, cxceled in
reflsetnen t anid liartioly of aersi fl cation. In
Phaedra lie does not attemtpt thse highest
poetrh-, bitt the jealous fremzyof the herine
is a,'lsnoseded to lie a great achsieemnt
ii ptore passion.
It ilas heel soul of i'(lohte's Futte  tlist
diiih lite is miade Is smtad for eterni111
sihtillr is excelled a   dig the dat atists
1t usrmany onlys1b   Goethe in tloe poiser in
vasIh,'hle explreses sutblisme thsoughts and
dItpicts the asorking of ideal passions.
'hisoo are the fountilns of the drama
a-it lii olid call doubt thsdir puit and stcl 15d
e 1leiice.  Ti say that thi    draiai theme
time is a child of sin is ais absurdity.
I)onovan Off to Kentucky.
Gee. F. Donovan, mianager ef      he Follies
of 190. left Chicago    last sick    o    '
ducah. Ky.. to complete all arrangient,
foir Ili openinilg of the lila shies it tshot
city- on May 4, under ste ausices of its
EI ks. The Follies of l90S will lie tls  tea-
ltre  sliew  of  Snyhder's  Gr'eitesl  Shtos
Uited. of whlich Harry Sny'der is the gems-
eral manager, and which       will tour   the
country under canvas.     The equipmen.idit in-
eludes a 190-ft. round top, with seven forty
middle pleces.
New Chicago Booking Agency.
Chatlcs Dutrick, until recently associated
with the Henderson Booking Exclhange, has
netned a suite of oflices at 30-31 Grand Opera
Iec  building, Chicago, and will conduct a
auileville exchange under the naie of the
Chicago Booking Agency. Mr. Dutrick, who
is well and favorably known to the profession
of entertainment. is undoubtedly one of the
iest 1ooing agents i the cuntry. oenillg
lis first office itt sai Francisre ashere Ise
1sooked tie houses thein controlled by John
Parisian "Vidows Fined $200.
'hePalisian Tidow Burlesuers, who played
at tbs Star and Garter theater, Chicago, last
aseek, wcre fined $200 by Manager Hermann
foir refusing I oiht suggestive naterial iue-
penciled by Ie o1ci-al cinor if the house.
Le Maitre and Queen 'ictoria.
rederie Le lteute, gle areat Prelt a,-
er, once played several scenes beforeQueen
,ictoria, ftoti  his Porte     iatttin itees,
T   ohe Rag  pieer.  TI rtueit aids grceat
interested in the portrayals and at the clse
inquired how it was possible there were s,
iay unhappy    people in the French nation.
''Your highness,'' replied Le Mlitr , I~ov
ing, "they are the Irish of Frane."    o
*  *  *
Chorus Girl Repartee.
Seseral chorus girls of a musical reve
vere discussing the shortcomings Of certain
mtemebrs of their comnpany. One of them,
more noted for her      gallantries than her
professional talents, rallied another ol lie
urgemiess of lier wisst.
fMy sist may be large," said the of-
feded Merry Maiden, ''but I thatt teasen
ita is ot as slender as your reputation."
Sheridan's Principal.
Sheridan, playwright, scholar, Wit and
spendthrift, was the despair of lhis credi-
tors. One of them, a tailolr. one day Urged
him  to at least pay himii tile interest upon
Isis bill.
'Coe    come,' respotded    Seridan, joti-
ally. ''It is not isyi iterest to liar thfie
prini al, nor il' principal to pay the is.
terest.'' It is tineldles5 15 ade itt theii,,1
never was discharged.
Charles Barrymore's Wit.
The late Charls Barrymore was a wit,
though   often  his satire  was cutting and
gave   offense.   He  Iew    how  to praise,
however, and one day lie extolled a cer-
tail crii cihomi he well knoiw was no ad-
mirier of his.
"You praise that man?" inquired a friend
in surprise. "Aren't you aware he says you
tire tie aetor?"
''01, that's all riglit,'' ros'lldedl gaity
Msore.   'It's ilsore tan likely bothi of is
tmay lbe miistakent.''
A Typographical Playwright.
A Chicago printer onc    wrote a play antl
sulitstted a printed copy thereof to Barry-
moe, tfir his iiliott. 'l'e tactor s'aao'a 1d
Iihe little  oluie catrefla' btt delayed ni
"WNhat do you     think  of thre play," in-
lutired th, printer a few days later.
'"A work of art, sir, full of beaities!" re-
liii1  narrymore    enthlsisiioticalli.  "Yotr
clarneters, especially th  c apitals are per-
fect, and the workmanship is exquiite.'
Earnings of Stage Favorites.
In tlese days of princely salaries paid to
stage stars it -eill ibe interesti to nt
tt         s actresses  ia  the  earls  titt oi tte
ciiglitcett citutry' necelaecl hilill M110le
today  it is a atter of lsonds.    Laini
Fetn,   st   aterRiar s aeca ti the buch-
cen of solten,   as a   ate er ofe ihai
ish agreetcopany its Lto  ang reirtias
a pophular star at a salary of fifteent sil
tittgs a  wveek.  'When   the Beggar's Opeta
ii'it  prnodced  at t.,ttcslt's tots Fields, in
17"S. Mt'inager Bics trade a bid fer Ills.
Fenton 's 0. viee' and after somed 'lill'
site  agrceed to tiakce tsc chantge tor thity
shillintgs or 07.50 a week. In thcse days of
rich  teilettcs  and   automobiles, fancy a
comsic opera queen worling for so munaift'
cent a salary!
111acready Foiled by an Actor.
Mlacrady was a stage tyrant at rehears-
ale   i    ittite itnppl atmomg tIC actsti
its tis sitpport. 'lie great tradieliat insist'
ec uton holding the center of fite sace at
tall ltinies atic hils swill si lass "tit 011
iglit itent la'itg   Hatilt la    uet Or-
leans he met his tmatch in tie person who
iiti` 15aaitg  iihe  k intg.  Jit  as tiilet
stab    vd dis  inglt tls hatten resoled to die
it  the  entier of tes stage in sIict ady
elit.  'cicl pison ii is huil ,  iti thttll'it
viinss and ie wiai in the agonies of deth
witet  lie   etsrved the king 0itli" 1tll
the  slit 'seleccid lit the imelanchohy pail
for his diesoluttitr
eIout efthelre!'' iilttsihdl iAfcteal
to the dying king.    'That is im   slOt.
''ITm  king and I'll lie whbe,   1 please,
responded the actor wilth ati extr   writile o1
agton*. 'Pick out a place It  tourself.
ANcd Mal ready let outis I su I urther upI
Otis Colburn's New .I.
Thle Paths of Thtorns, a tt se 1.1lNIY f'ts
('onirs. Chic'tgo, c'ot'responenilit iffile Di'
isissir  Mirrorl'  iias  prodecteI  ai the Bitsh
'Temple thetter for    ile first titme ott al
stage. Aptril A.
Althistlgi  iased  upon thle tnosel ci All"'
Katituh,    Cltni's play  diffoe lfrom the
vehicle used by Virginia Iarned. The au'
thor has nti     followed  the Tolstoy stor
closely.  Alinn  Karenina is made the ces'
tral figure in The Path of Thorns atd Ihe
Ilay tells the fatmiliar stoy of toto the
lih1 eand ant  lien 11ic to,' ire Russil sold-
\r. Vonsky.    Ai attempt Itas be    mtade
to preserve Tolstoy's picture of RItssiln life.
Seaeral characters not in the nocIl are 1n'
troduced its the play.
Enterprising     Chicago Firm.
Ani   entiertrising  Chicago    fi wihiic
toti nonly a yean olt  . is aaiIyu   t
itto tins,ottntic  is fits Cliirage .1tilsetnet
'otin'. which low     controls seven cfces'
tis  it l   1cl a1memitdt parks nd fouthefir
Iov-'ing picture holdings is the theatr at I
E. Mahison Strcit. whielh is rcputel ti I
one of Ie finst theatorittmt    in t1t city
Daniel E. Mulvey inil    . A. F srupp are tite
p-rrio  nwmb...ers" of lie flmi.
April 11, 1908.
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