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midn-Nay's" Creator Comes to the Big Town and Tears
Flow from the Eyes of His Old Associates in Chicago 1 If all CKicBfO (all that way M ?bout it. all NgfW York ?nd potRU BcJjacenl fhould fed c orrcspond.ngly and pro Port.onallv ioyful A. t.on and reaction. a<< ording to Car H.rt & Chutr?? EJamenUry Pliy8.cs. are equal and opponte. And pwM rt|90--ihc author.t.c* in this CtdMJ betng Hall & ****'? IntefTtJ ( alculus and Theodore R008^1^? J* plu8 tWO rquaU ? third of ? do/en. it ??"" that e,are A Briggs ig coming to Ncw Vork. ^ v Nor ig ,ha, all Clarc A. Br.gg* ? J,"^ ^ Vork, as haa bga*. naid. but. to be more apecftr. he> .? coming Wi aolrly, exclutavdy and wholly for ihe* purposeot draw "}g cartoons for the Sporting Pagr of I nc ncw i or* 'tilnjiir , , j If we wrre Igjg, ol a \ .olet by a Mo.8y StOM W *OUld *y thal Br.gg, ,h the be* sporting cartoon.st novv draw.ng '" tKeae Uttitad Sutc*. from coa.t to coaat and WCJJ versa W Modeaty not our middle monickcr we ohouid aoaert. challenging successful contradiction. that Briggs M the com ickest wisest. sweetest, drollest. uproanngest and ganest oi all cartoomsts; that. g.ve him some India ink. a pen and a oiece of brutol board. he will do more with those imple ment- than anybodv else now rembrandtmg on any aportmg naze wheresoever. D,d the lim.ts of good taste not cramp ,Wf -hould megaphone the fact that Bnggs s cartoon as.av more g.ggles to the square inch than any other putures now' gladden.ng or .rntat.ng. as the ca?e may be? and gen erally is?the Ameru an vision. " But since tho.se restrictions conhne us. we snall rema.n mute. lett.ng the Chicago assocates of our hero speak for us. For ten vears Bnggs has been hand.ng Chicagc. its one best daily chuc kle. Bnggs has been as nwh a part of Chicago l.fe a. have the Uk? Front. the Mock ^ ard* John I. Mc Cutcheon. Old Bert Taylor. the Cubs and Ibuamess of rC movmg bonnet m defereme to ancent whee/el the -Ohour tra.n to New York Now. all the read.ng publir may be fooled part of the t.me (even.ng.. we conjecture. bemg the pait) and part of the reading pubhc (we never did hnd out TRnadNt which part) may be fooled all the time; but the entire read Tng publi annot be made to like meretriciou. stuff all the "me And. .ince all the reading public waa a, onere.de ? admiring-ay. in loving Briggs I cartoon..day afte day and year atter >ear. anybody with a turn for hgure- w.ll adrnft that thi. Bnggs must be Some Cartoonist. not to add COn5Thatb!henCl';'why The New-York Tnbune ha, obtained Briggs'n unconditional releaae from the rmnors. He v.,11 crash into the Big League thi. week. on ***"?!** of this newspaper. For h.8 work we bespeak your at ?ent,on. WeUven'i a 9ingle doubt that you 11 be as h.ghly deliehted with it as we ourselves are. gThe announcement that Brigg. was p^ftokm Ch cago flat (which sounds like carrying coals to W . k"?-Barre) c.me as a high-oowered shock to that fair cty. Little knots of men rould be" seen stand.ng on the .treet corner. discuss ing the calamity that had stncken the ^J^STSA men talked of nothing else: women and ch.ldren talked in hu.hed tone. of the going away of Bngga. And laat Mondav 50R JltiL. aa*ACr 'NtWipapCRC cvening a small fraction of Briggs" s cartooning associatea in Chicago gave him a big and sincere banquet at the PresaUub. Those who attended say thal it was a Large and Lxpansive Eveninf; and that. in apite of the real tears shed at the thought that so many of them were going to be depnved of a?8oriation with a great cartoonist and a fine friend. a pleas ant t.me was had by all. F.verybody in the drawing and sporting game in Chicago was there, and the pictures under which this illuminating and diverting text appears are a few of those that decorated the bill-of-lading at the banquet When a man's co-workers and rivals think as much of him as these Chicago artists do of Briggs. we believe that his "When a Feller Needs a Friend." "Great Moments of History. "Arabella Cinch." "The Days of Real Sport" and "Kelly Pool" senrs will make an equally strong and atraight appeal to the reading public of New York. Reading public, we take real pleasure and lots of it. in introducing to you Mr. Clare A. Briggs, once of Chicago, now of New York. Mr. Brifcgs. the public_gn ggptamdw r. r. A.