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(April 18, 1908)

Patrick, Warren A.
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spondence Editor. THE SHOW WORLD,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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April18, 1908

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