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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(August 10, 1907)

McDonald, C. P.
With the bands and orchestras,   p. 9

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recognition dile t  a house of standing,
which other prominent retailers have al-
ways accorded us.
Wishing you every success, believe us,
Yours very truly,
Thereare six musical numberskin "The
candy Kid" (lyrics by Lem Parker, mu-
sic by W. R. Williams,'published by Will
ssiter). ats follows: "I'm the Candy
Kid" 'Hlark  to  the Scream    of the
l. Take Your fats Off to the U. S.
maiines," "I'd Like to Feather a Nest
Mr You," "Past, Present and Future,"
aid "Flirting in the Park."
Clara Kennedy, who is now and has
afir three yars connected with the
\ictor Kremer Company, music publish-
er s,  Marine
building,  C Ii-
cago, is one of
the best known
women    in  the
music business.
Five years ago
 Miss  Kennedy
began her career
with the TW. C.
'olla  Company,
which   was   at
that time under
the personal di-
rection of Bill
Polla. She start-
ed in the busi-
CLARA KENNEDY        ness   addressing
Since oining  the  Kremer   regime,
m1iss Kennedy has developed a faculty
fr details eldom  displayed by a girl
f er age-which, by     the way, is
f ighteen years. She has at different
lines bon professional manager, office
manager, office "boy," and is now Mr.
Kremer's private secretary and confi-
Miss Kennedy is a valuable asset to
tny firn, is well liked, and extremely
popular with the local trade.
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The l'ading instrumental jintbe-rs in
the catalog e of Will Rossiter are "Pol-
icy King,'" "Sousa  Swing," ''Pretzl
lute," "Napance," ''Moonlight Kisses,"
-Cherry Blossoms," "Brown of Harvard"
and "The Great Divide."
Evans loyd, composer of "You're An
Indan" -loo~y hie,'' etc., sends me
the foliowing  lettor:  Jul 24  1907.
Jly 24, 10.
''Dear Atjc:
"I am doing something now which I
ipmlmeI siould have done aweek ago,
itt the itiatter slipped my mind, not
iom ty lackbofeappreciation, butsimply
at we havebenveryb    sy here. Ire-
"r to thanking  you very sincerely for
tewrite-  Pyougaveusin thie issue
TIlE ShOXVWORLD week of July 20th.
I know'that you will believe me when I
tae tu that it comes right from  the
11tart. YOU being awriter yourself, know
that lice early life of the niiter is a
riggling ande, aned one that is met on
overyside toy discouragement and fail-
iho and tmble (idwnanticipations, and
. little tat nidthe backsub as you gave
tis in this issue tends to help ts along
I  hard-trodden path withits thousands
nf pitfalls and disappointments. I want
Ssaygain,Mac, that   thank you and
tljpreciae it, coming from you more than
;inyon else that I know of. I consider
Cetito be one of the foreniost critics iii
er line, and as a friend I can say no
letteran could be chosen  to fill the
htonorabule position to which you have
teen appointed.
"Yours very sincerely,
From "ThePopular Music King."
"Mly Dear -Nac:-
To giveyou some ideahowyour new
raerstruck me, I'll say that I bought
tt o less than six of tn news stands
ic Kansas City, Mo. Took every one I
i-said find and cleaned ouit one of them
biesecond time. Itis simply great from
oiver to coverand you bet itwill be a
.innerfromticsjump. Youarethe boy
whoaknows watpis wanted in tat line,
andIfeelconfidet  tath Iambut one of
buidreds Tio ii interest themselves in
miakin it a 'btig go.'
"I ant aud hcave been so very busy
I don't know where I 'am at,' and the
tnll' Ilice I get to read my 'SHOW
WuuORL.D' isetci trains and street cars.
"Yours always,
Now at Riverview Park.
~"The penitentiary," thinks a Chicago
jdge, "should be abolished." If this
- Cmes to pass, perhcaps some of those
011mgwriterswho complain of misfit roy-
Charley Hudson went fishing last week
"I'd sunburned his hair.
When President Roosevelt hceard Al
Gamble's song, "Nono and 1-is Teddy
Becar," lice sail, "Natutre Ftaker."
A bclindj manl recently lost his sight
looking fr a genuilne song hit.
Chicago is eiaployiing brass bands as
iitdtt~eetit to get the peole out to
scurch. Ticsnext Innovation will be pop-
tclar song-writing ministers. Then, again,
such ernploymeit can't do any harm to
those brass bands we have met.
The original "Holy Grail" cup has been
found. In searching prehistoric tombs
for a melody, Clarence   Chapel found
"Wait Till tice Sun Shines, Nellie," ad
iciled it to a set of words entitled
Somewhere the Sun is Shining."
Say, fellers, no more Sousa or Creatore
directing for mine. Since Homer How-
ard led the band at Sans Souci I haven't
had the heart to watch the directing of
the mediocres.
Well, we can all be thankful we haven't
so far suffered from hearing those "sum-
mner hits" we were promised-at least,
not out west here.
Now that the emperor of Korea is out
of a job, we would like to have him
comie over and join our American song
A lady burglar was recently arrested
for "stealing to make mother happy."
What a dandy title for a mush ballad?
It's mine, but I'll give it to Chas. K.
* * *
To avoid confusion, let it be known
that Harry Williams wrote "TIe Tale
the Church Bells Told" and Jeff Branen
wrote "Two Congregations."
*  *  *
President R''cc-vlt is spendiiitg inuoct
of his time rowing. The New York mu-
sic publishers spend most of their time
rowing. Just a difference in pronuncia-
tion of the word "rowing."
Despite the hot weather, Harry Wil-
liams is willing to write the next song
Colonel Will S. Hays, the song writer,
who recently died in Louisville, Ky., at
the age of seventy-two, was the writer
of "Mollie Dam-iug," "Keep in De Mid-
dle Oh De Road," "Thce Little Old Log
Cabin in the    Lane, ..".Nora O'Neil,"
"Way Down Yonder in rs Cornfield"
"Shanmus   O'Brien,"   "Driven   fromn
Home." "Angels Meet Me at te Cross-
roads," "Signal Bells at Sea" and "Take
This Letter to My Mother."
M. Henshelkand his orchestra areplay-
ing at Brooks's Casino afternoons and
evenings. The orchestra is very popular
with the roller skaters.
The Flower of the Ranch, Joe How-
ard's new western musical comedy, in
which he and Mabel Barrison will star,
contains ten numbers, published by Chas.
K. Harris, as follows: "Songs of the
West." "Build a Little Fence Around To-
Day," "Just Say You Care," "Califor-
nia." "The Days of '49," "Watching the
Blue Smoke Curl," "The Girl Behind the
Counter," "Pocahontas Maid," "Love Up
in a Tree" and "After the Show."
* * *
Mose Gumble said when ie was twenty-
nine years old he intended going into his
thirtieth year.
4~~~- /-- E../EDNL
B(tHUMIR KRYL and his band have
come, played and conquered. Kryl
has demonstrated that he knows
just what to serve up for musical table
d'hote. He makes a program that pleases
everybody and bores nobody, and that is
half the trick; the other half is to know
how to play it, and if Kryl and is must-
cians can't play, then no band on earth
Over a hundred thousand people went
out to Riverview on the evening of his
departure to see Kryl at the head of his
band. He is an artist, and as such, his
methods are quiet; his beat is precise but
not extravagant, his postures are easy
and his gneral risults are highly effec-
programs you furnished, and the inemory
of your own peculiar personality will re-
main fresh within their minds for many
months. Remick, Harris, Kremer, Feist,
Braneo, Witmark, Helf & Hager, and all
the popular music publishers ought to
1hand you something for the enormous
publicity you have given their numbers.
Many will doubtless hear with interest
and applaud with appreciation the playihg
of the bands that will take Kryl's place at
Riverview Park; but we are constrained
to believe that the new love will not quite
drive out the old, and that the engage-
ment of Kryl and his band at this pop-
ular summer resort will stand as one of
the brightest spots of many summer con-
cert seasons. There is another summer
coming, when perchance the icicles and
hoary frost will not stream from your in-
struments, and the freezing blasts of se-
vere December will not vie with your men
in beautiful melody, but when the balmy
breath of a lovelorn summer will waft the
clear notes of your music to us as we sip
our Edelweiss. And, looking forward to
that all-too-far-distant time, we hail you,
Boliumir, with the trembling lip of mem-
ory, and quaver "Au revoir."
Everything is in appearance, and this
;tpplies as forcibly to the neat and well-
diressed band man as to any other voca-
tion. .
The custom of band men wearing uni-
torms when before thie public is one of
ancient derivation. A  uniformed band,
Iipersing sweet music in a band shell
i oni the streets, is in a class all its
it.  Clean, well-pressed and good fit-
hing uiniforms are a mark of prosperity,'
and it is the band that puts up the pros-
perous front and looks ite part that
usually gets the business.
With the extremely low prices offered
y the numerous uniformn takers in the
counit,- thtere is no reason wvhy eachcacd
every flyer 1tsat goes to make up tie
jotsonnol of  is organizatioi should  ot
ha scrtptlouslywell dressed. Te man-
ager of one of Caiicago's big amuse   nt
Istituteos recently told me that te
fist la-sonie putsto bookingagency
or a bnd director is.  'Are th e m nen i
yur aggregation well dressed and cap-
ale nf making a showingwortin of ouir
I have beei told of intances whei' a
band was engaged, partly on the merit
of the players, but priincipally on ti-t
aupearance of the individual  evbers of
the hand. I am also informed ticat one
matier engaged a band of large di-
veions for a certait number of coid-
ceits; that wou ei  t  band  played its
ftstconcert of theengagement,the man-
age swas besiegedwithjocular questions
as to stere ale picked up the bunc of
hoboes, and that, smarting under te
gibes ofhisfrie ds and co-workers alike
he  mad cncelled the etngagement and
substituted another band whose mem-
bers 'put up the front, even if they did
not play quits suchc good music."
If you dress tastily and in form, you
areboundtogetthemoney.       Ashabbily
dressed man gsts but poor considration
when applying for a position in a busi-
ness office. There is no reason why a
band, poorly attired, should be singled
out and given the preference o'er on
that is smartly dressed and clean, and
very seldom is tcis discrimination made.
It would pay any bandmaster to write
forthe cataloguesoftheuniformmakers
aid see the astoundingly low value set
upon sericeable and stylish uniforms.
Up-to-date uniforms are indispensable to
the welfare and money-making powers
of any musical aggregation.   They get
bcusiness,  and  buisiness  begets  the
C. M. Chapel & Co., proprietors of the
Cut Rate Music. Store, 68 Washington
street, Chicago, have issued two new
concoctions, "Down Lover's Lane We'll
Rloam, Jennie" amarch ballad by Arthur
Gillespie and Clarence M. Chapel, and
'No One to Love Me," by Will J. Har-
ris. !Larry 1. Robinson and Clarence M.
Chtapel. Neither of these numbers are
original, although it took three men to
constrtuct the latter song. As for the
"Lover's Lane" song, Arthur Gillespie is
either going back rapidly or he fell for
thte "five dollars a set for song words"
argetment that th-e Chapel company puts
lip. Some day, perhmaps, when C. M. rids
himself of this cut-rate idea and abol-
ishtes his ten-cent strinig, he may be in-
duced to pay $7.50 for a set of good
wvords. -Whlo knows?
Adele  Ritchie is singing "You Splash
Me aicd I'll Splash You," and Arthur
Stanford issiging "Zuyder Zen"in Fas-
cinating Flora.
tive. Kryl becaic popular. The people
liked him, they liked his music, they liked
Iis modesty. Toward the close of his
program lie had to play a cornet solo
as a tribute to his audience, and as
they listened to the most remarktable
cornet techtnicist in the world, they
were stirred to anm unwonted burst of
enthusiastic applause.
Bohumir Kryl's fame is not to be made.
His career already as cornet soloist in
Sousa's band and other kindred organiza-
tions as phenomenal and put his name
in the constellation of thte foremost vir-
tuosos in the world. He has no peer in
cornet playing on either side of thcpond.
Kryl now is on the way to make the
same splendid careeras bandmaster. His
band consists of the best artists of the
renowned orchestras of Pittsburg, New
York and Boston, and has left such afa-
vorable impression wherever tt has ap-
peared, not only because  of the  well
known name of its leader and his bril-
liant solos, but also because of its true
inner value, that it equaled in public fa-
vor many of the most popular long estab-
lished bands.
Farewell, Bohumir! The good wishes
of Chicago and THE SHOW WORLD go
with you. Our citizens have enjoyed your
playing and your band's as they have few
bands that have ever played here, and
will hold you in favorable memory and
look forward to the time, no doubt, when
another summer will bring you again to
make it possible for them to sit cinder
the trees and myriad incandescent lights
and listen to some of the most wonderful
tones ever blown out of the cornet and the
most pleasing music that ever band
could make. They will long remember
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