Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(August 10, 1907)
McDonald, C. P.
Music and song, pp. 8-9
THE SHOW WORLD August10,1907 F. "tll ENl) of mine on,( :sked me wI:y it was I liked Jeff T. Bran'on. I told him. "I oinire Jeff," I replied, "because I 'lISA'. iim to be a upright nan-square ni inest from the top of his head to sIles of his feet. I admire him for manner in whuoi hoe conducts his -mess. I am not a chronicler of ad- :0ible traits at all times, but Jeff Bra- I deserves the well wishes and ap- 'se of even his most arduous compet- \Vhen Jeff opened a small office in Chicago Opera House in 1901, he associated with him a gentleman l iad some capitol. wloile Jeff had brains-a good investment for his In or. He had some fairly good Ioolers, but no "phenoms." I will admit that 1. in common with - ral other 'wise' ones in the busi- 5. gave Jeff the derisive laugh when in his presence, for we all knew ot was then the Newton Publishing -nipany would be short-lived. 'We bhed, and predicted dire catastro- 's. 1Ve did not know Jeff. as subse- it events have proved. When we got o.Iother, however, and summed up the i's qualifications and reodeeming char- ristics, we began to wonder if we ro not perhaps wrong in our premon- 'good fellow always, Jeff steadfastly -ned to join us in a drink or even a orAnd it came to mne afterwards Iis refusals were often based on e aat lie coaldt 'come back.' as we .of 'You're An Ininonf 'vroe ote piarlance of floe street. S dlie; we saw him day after day in ock sirt andasing slutofelothos Soie bsoe loe earnarks of tiim e, lit bie was getting more and more :1p ;gainst it as time passed. '1lomoog 010 iitiiate firiod of fle Bra- ifamily, I perhoaps learined little sc'- The crivenlgnce of wio ein o ndIrIo at this timeo. Each da fss uildnable sonethoing whiono makes loet c !on akin drew ae closer to the writer of 'You're An Indian' and 'Everyone \This Meant for Someone.' Wen I w lik actuil privations he suffered in or- to furnish little delicacies to ois d- .:o',d wife' when I saw hiio day in and tI mout dioftg E oimself luxuries fli men e seldon deprie tBeirdselves of: 000'0I sio flhe deterinied struggle he( butmaking 10 reach a position in ois fren profession where lie could sit I cand order tp' as often as ahc s spendtrift whn Isaw his sosi- -h mas gowing to such imeYsioirs I the, threadbare clothes and he k shirttild soon e maltersoflois- -5 tloen I took my hat off and ac- -vlodged mnyself wofuilly wrong ando ',.kug dismally in discerme . "Lloe friendly jibes of compaiiCa hnd I know many of those remarks was- tellirt) never served to alter slis de- termination. Never varying from the otineprincipleswhich have since prov- er lis caliber, Jeff tenaciously labored. uitil today lie holds an heored position anoiong lois fellow orkers and publish- cradmired liy all and congraftulated "T!oose are fthe salient reasons why I IfIt Jeff W . Braonen. b e a Jeff wrote lyrics toadainty lit- the nuhlody of Evans Lloyd's. and dons- oecd the esong "My Lady Bire," it was lut the begiining of a collaboration of two'c 'anters wahieh was destined to bear fruiit. I ccii say honestly Evans Lloy'd is a Jlever tune noker. Many of lis songs boar e out in this statement. "You're Ar Indian," "Everyone Was Meant for SoMaeon" Pu"Honey Te," "More I Can- inotSa," "I'o Be Tore On the Squtare" -Iod thget and Day," areall exception- liv ialodious aud 'a'listly. Lloyd studied voice culture uinder Carl Tiocon of I~ansheck. Germany. He was a ommber of the Boston Ideals-later the Bostoniais-was with De Wolf Hop- per in "Wang," aiod 'aith Della Fox in "Tioc Little Trooper." He qtiit floe pro- fo'ssion in 1896, and for five years was librarian of floe Hearst's Free Libraries of floe 'West, ovned by Mrs. P. A. Hlerst. ILloyd was born in Albany, New York, Sepstember 17, 1872. Ie( is a graduate of floe publlic schools of float city and of the.EmoersoioSchool of Voice and Ora- torio of Bostoo. Jeff T. Braoei fii'st saw the light of I'1 ya 't S ,canmore, Ill.. in 1869. Educated in thoc high school offloat city. Iii 1899 lie graduated as LL. B. fronm floe Cloica- go Law School and practiced before floe b-ar one year. Maestro Puiccini, the composer, in in- tervals between work on a new opera, flnd4 time to hold forth on the Iniquities of the American copyright on music, 5:1 Ii Now York Times. His opinion IS that oo0d old, slow-going Italy is far away ahead of up-to-date America. But let the composer speak for himself: "I am proud of the fact that my coun- try has been the first in the world to give composers the right to safeguard the reproduction of their works, even on mechanical instruments, such as phono- graphs. "In America singers such as Caruso and Scotti sing my operas into a pho- nograph and receive large remuneration. Where do I come in? Now here, in- deed, should I, the composer of these operi's. dualicate the reproduction, I -would be he'avily fined, so well are the rights of the proprietors of phonographs guarded." Sousa, Herbert and scores of composers in this countr 'yN we miglht tell the maes- tIro, are suffeiing like iniquities. The copyri i'' t lo s ;ro w\'- mu00st adiit. most lu:x and heplessly inadequate. We have oeon promised relief times innumerable, but the protection now seems as far off as ever. We shall all anxiously await the convening of the next Congress when, we are assured, ample protection will be given us. "Music is one of the greatest powers in the universe," said William McKinley, of the McKinley Music Company, re- cently, "On what do you base such deduc- tion?" I asked him. "I believe nusic will prolong life," said lie. "Of course, I am not originating this theory. Such a viewa' has been taken by many great men, and I am one of the believers. "Music renews, brings a new supply of animal spirits. Death, you know, comes from the dissipation of animal spirits brought about by the hurry through life. Music promotes mental and bodily vigor and in this way lengthens life." Mr. McKinley then called my attention to the case of a certain musician who had lost his mind. He was placed in the in- sanoe ward of a hospital, and it was final- ly decided to experiment by placing him at the piano. At first his fingers wan- dered abstractedly over the keys. Soon, however, the notes seemed to reach his consciousness and he began to play. This was the beginning of his recovery. "Not long ago." continued Mr. McKin- ley, "there was an incident in a town in which I happened to be which showed the power of music. A man fell on the sidewalk from an epileptic attack. A crowd gathered around and somebody was hurried away for a doctor. Before the physician arrived, however, a brass :ocodind passed along the street playing one of Sousa's stirring marches. As soon as the man heard the music he got up, and in a short time, before the doctorarrived, was able to walk away. "It is well known," said Mr. McKin- ley, "that a certain sound will set the teeth on edge, though nothing has en- tered the mouth or touched( the teeth. If this be true, it is not hard to believe that certain sounds will affect other parts of the body. It is not so hard to be- lieve that a certain class of music will work wonders for a case of sciatic rheu- iatism." ''Itis aforegone concltsion, said Abe Frank, manager of floe Sheornman House, "that music will improve the appetite. Old writers oin agriculture agreed that music excited the flocks to graze better and that they ate' with more avidity. If this is true, it ouglot to do the samoe tling foor a 1iiiil oobein And., untin- red Mr. Frank. "it will do it. I have in mind the case of a man who almost completely lost his appetite. He would come to the College Inn and listen to the orchestra for several hours daily, and inl a reasonable length of time was able to eat heartily.'' According to the statement of the gen- tleman who directs the band at Big Otto's trained wild animal show at Riv- erview Park, music has great power over animals. "Animals." said he, "will not do their work unless a certain class of music is furnished. For some of the beasts fast music is required; for others the music must be slow. "I have studied this condition and know that the success of the animals' performance depends largely upon my musicians. For a certain class of music a lion will sit erect on his haunclhes and lapse into a veritable dream. The voice of the trainer and the crack of the whip are as nothing to him. Let the music be changed, however, to a fast, spirited tempo, and the lion will be stirred in a moment and will perform all the tricks he knows." Few people entertain these views, but the large cafes of Chicago where they supply music to their patrons during meal time are merely following the teachings of Milton, who insisted that a man should listen to music "before and after meat." The cafes follow this the- ory, except that they furnish music all of the time. They must of necessity do this, because their patrons begin and end their meals at various times. The situation is summed up as follows by the manager of the Boston Oyster House, who employs a ladies' orchestra to dispense music at that popular cafe: 'y- C.P.M-DONALD W 8 RE EDITOR WILL BE PLEASEDTO AN ERALL QUESTI ONSRFELATI NG To, OR TENDING TO BETTERTHE MUSIC PUBLISHING BUSINESS. ALL COMMUN/CATION5ANDMANUS- CRIPTS SHOULD BEACCOMPANEBIy SUFfIC/ENTPOSTA6E'FORTHE// RET(pRN "we 'oulln't IIn wtithout music. d! (course, we always try to put up the be bill of fare possible, but when you've g good music a man doesn't find fault to so readily. If we should leave out tj music somebody would be conplain:n about the service all the time, no matt how good it was, and our patrons a1 not prone to kick at that, eithr. Mr. C. F. Albright, of 11 Olbrigh: Music Company, 195 Wai aventa Chicago, tells me that the Chi Trans- parency Company is unabl: suppl the demand for slides i T ls Su Shin es On No Sweeter Girl 'Io II ou, "Os-ka-loo-sa-loo" and . I 11, Wc My Dream Come True. O lF1O st have been sent out, and orders for full that many more are awaiting delivery. Miss Lillian Berry Reid, 111` Thirt fourth place, Chicago, is sinin three I the Albright publications, To-Night Sweetheart, To-Night"; "Tell Mle, wi My Dream Come True," and Oskalo sa-100." Marie Elmer reports "Os-kn-1 i-sa-loo is proving a big success with Tli Devil, Auction Company. "Black Laugh," "In a Sylvt Vale "Panama Rag" and "The Chasers" con- tinue to lead the band demand. * * * The following letter fromo Jos. 31 Stern & Co. to the music edit ir of THE SHOW WORLD and Mr. (o,rge A Friedman, general manager Amieria: Music Stores, 213 West ForiI.'li street, New York City, are self-explanatory. THE SHOW WORLD recently wr1l the Stern company asking for a ex- sion of their views pertaining to ti American Music Stores, with this resoili New York. July 20th, t90l. Mr. C. P. McDonald, GMusic Eitor, "T Show World," 61 Grand Opera Hone Bldg., Chicago, Ill. Dear Sir:-Yoiir valued favor of tl, 16th to hland anti contents folly' notl II I reply we send you copy (,I a lent( aIddressed to the generalmeo: rof Ii. American Music Storps. vlii,li iaksoo, itself in regard to our attitoil. againi ilt and similar corporation. 'Wishing yotir new public~ition evety S l-ee.S believe tis, 'uour b faithfully, JOS. W. STERN & CO New York. July o0. 1907. -l1i. eio A. Friedman, Geno'sla feanao Alerici Music Stores, 213 WVest 40to S1 ereet, City. Decar Sir:--Yotir valued favor of Jll Ith to hand and contents fly netre Wi\hen you called oii tie ecciiuly 010oll lined to yot otr fture oli.0 is It ease of leased ciepartient I-e05'I elieve this policyNIS notcu isy ir on: f u ult thet understadings icl so will I ist on attheolt t, befo apeinghtn accotis, will prevent inaghet estr iny further argument. In otloi pcord we will require an teit-sblte -otrat retirnfor whichwe are prepi to dotff it jobbing rate. ithout conittir willnot only refuse to suply goods hi will prohibit any jobbeis or dislun from supplying them. nuclei 1'00113 o beingcutoff entirely thpatis.W Otir pubolicatiions being- ,I l article, we reserve are right o rsiI the saleatany cost toesie tecOt only. We have lo highest acocntr et the gentlemen interested in y.:ar e proposition, and if they mcao doItI wightthing, inaccordancewith loir0: nouncement, they earnot po sale11 hto any objection to a lcitinrs iosfoes agreement. fai' to botho loarii. A-e i. he pleased, if o are tepu. 1o coil' trider the matteratany time will goib floe details of stco a coento hut nt the present we may say in m :o o i wa at oit would bepbased tosie tos looving lioes: First. What ansount ofmouriOdO yotu use duiring the year for sa1e atn"' tail only. over floe couinteus of your dc partnoents? The greater the aiouoit coi' tracted for, tloe more rebate Avill be51' lowed at the end offloe vear. Second. What isloe minim:::ocount(! displa yo? are prepared to ci Us ill echl store? Thilrd. Whoat is the ioinin::::0 advec'- tisino youi are prepared to -i\'is5'0 each store? Fourth. Will yot distribtilc' 'r cat- logues and advertising matter 1,rovidint te I-car only your imprint v- disihl titorq? Fifth. Will 'ou allow u S demon- strafe once a month in your 1, :rnet' at ourexpense? We realize, of course, that it is onl natural for the gentlemen in:rcsted in your scheme to derive all the 1 nef4t pO sibl for themselves. At the ilune thune, if they desire fle privilege "andling our goodsatafairrateadd'ciaggod proilt therefrom, they must i us the WL JEFF- T RANEN.LI JEFF T. BRANEN AND EVANS LLOYD, MUSIC PUBLISHERS.