Paris, July 7.

   Pathé Frères last Saturday gave a “beanfeast” to their employes at the Cirque d'Hiver, which they are now running with a program of their own. This joyful event, more of a coincidence than in honor of the Glorious Fourth, consisted of a musical and cinematograph performance, at which some of the very latest views of the firm were exposed. I think I should have preferred a day in the country – far away from moving pictures – if I were a member of the staff.

   But Mrs. Charles Pathé was wildly cheered and thanked for the pleasant fête. She takes a great interest in the work people of this great firm, which has risen so rapidly from small beginnings to be one of the most important of its kind in the world. (Variety, Jul. 18, 1908)