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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 14, 1907)

McDonald, C. P.
Music and song,   pp. 8-9


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THE SHOW WORLD
T    e  ml,,Inusic but a ,hort time, Harry
I,. Newman, senior member of the firm
IHarry L. Newman & Company, 59 Dear-
1., street, Chicago, has succeeded in filling
niche in the field most enviably.
Harry was born in New York City, Jan-
uary 9, 1878. His first experience in the
publishing business was with the firm   of
Shapiro, Bernstein  &  Von 'rilzer, at 45
%\'cst Twenty-eighth street, New York. 1Te
,as then acting in the capacity of assist-
ant professional man.   Shortly thereafter
he was appointed city salesman for the same
company, and in 1S98 became traveling rep-
iesontative.
In 1902 he carried the banner for Harry
on Tilzer in a asimilar vocation and Ie'
inained withi Von Tilzer until 1906, when
he resigned to accept a position with the
Victor Kremer Company. The duration of
ts stay with Kremer was of 1ut a few
inontIs, ftee tsblhishing microbe entered
his systeni and there was no possible chancc
of conquering it.
Harry has no destinctive hit to his credit.
but hie tins written several good sellers,,
such as "(Mi1, Ollie, 0." (Shapiro); "My
Little  li-l   'arnation,"  (Von  Tilzer)
Aoe,"' -Thitnes Robinson Crusoe Missed.'-
IN t.  I,     n ;.iu."  sti,  ti,  tip y  fur-
tune-t 1Iur. it, (1 ,  sh  ody is going
to cros.s y-cur path." 'Then'm Witinnark, et. al.
got together and the American Music Stores
Corporation was born.
Jim  O'Shea will write the official bal-
lad of the corset trust.
Theodore Bendix reports big sales on
"True  Eyes,"  n' Edward A. Paulton, and
"Mimfe Forevernmore," by Alfred Robyn,svho
wrote the music for A Yankee Tourist and
The Yankee Consul, both having Raymond
Hitchcock as star
John W. Bratton says "Sangles" and
"The T eddy Bears Picinic" are meeting with
a very ready sale.
Ts. Morris, l3n North Ninth street, Phil-
CiaL-g,  Mr. Ptr      i   .   iw-unning two
olp(rs iii Sanduskn t, h.ut says there is
sen0Iing about tie music publising busi-
ness that appeals to him. TWhat is it?
E. F. Flodean, publisher, 62 East Divi-
sien street, Chicago, is sending out his new
price list to the trade, which incorporates
Flodean's Songsters, in lots of 100, $0.70;
in  lots  of  500,   $'2.50;  in  lots  of  1,000  or
more, t$500; Flodeans Songsters, titlepage
printedl in isvo cotors. t d and black: in
tots of 100. $0.S0; lots of 500, $3.50; 1,00
or mor' $7.60; Flodean's Winner Songsters,
0 pages with cover: in lots of 100, $1.00;
500, 4w0; 1,600 or more, $9.00.
James TWatson Scott is proving himself
a bo   of considerable ability and a pillar
to the suinrstrttur, f the Victor rrie
Company in 'blooD,, wit which fliniiph
G      RI:0-GE  HERBERT  IlLCOMBi
director and organizer of ihe Pitt-
burg Band, was born at t'olumbia.
S. C., April 6, 1869.
He received his first musical instrue.
tions from his mother, a graduate fron;
Boston Conservatory and a singer of re-
utation. The family being a muisical e,
throughout, his talents soon lcvelope
and his hand and orchestra 'xperiene
began when he was twelve F-crs old, h
at that time being a memb    r of tb
Boys' Band of his home town.
Originally a trap drummer, le teakc;
the study of other instruments and fl.-
science of music, until he ncquired a-
experience ranging from a six-nasn arl
of the "side show" variety to tiecon.
cert bands and orchestras of standin;
and reputation.
Four years ago Mr. Holconilr organ.
ized and developed the Pitttsii:-g bail
Original methods of conductin    and or-
rangemenit ofprograms s'nd oIlities,swe
fotr it a merited success from tine stan;
lie was a big   drawing  card at Sans
Souei Park, Chicago, wher  he recentl
played an eingnicnt, and his cheerfi
HARRY L. NEWMAN,
(Continental Music Publishing  Co.);   "T
Love No One But You," (F. A. Mills); "You
Look Good to ie, Kid," "When the Band
Played, (Joe Kiser);   "When    the  Snow
Flakes Fall," (Edwin S. Brill); "Like the
Rose, You're the Fairest Flower," (Kremer).
His own publications are: "Lemon Ada,"
"Moon, Moon, Moon." "Those Good, Old,
Happy Days," "Back to the Mountains, You
Are Wild," "Flirty Eyes," "The Story of
the Flowers,""Down in the Old Neighbor-
hood," "I Once Had a Sweetheart      That
Looked Just Like You," "After the Clouds
Roll By, Jennie," "The TWedding of the
Cowboy and the Squaw," "There is Some-
thing Nice About You," and      "Over the
Hurdles," instrumental,
Harry's picture adorns all his stationery
aind publications. He says this is not ego-
tism or vanity, but thinks a man lias no
better trade mark than is face.
Personally, he is a man of genuine char-
acter and imbued with a wealth of traits
that go far in keeping a friend once he has
been created. There is not a man (at least
net that I can now recall) who is a more
earnest and consistent worker.   His pro-
fessional friends are legion and his busi-
ress is growing to such an extent that the
three rooms he now has in the Real Estate
Bcard Building are far from    being ade-
quate,
* * *
.1-lit IfH. Renaic, who spent two  days
its C'hicago last week. wvill tnot negotiatefor
music departments on the limited trains
plying betwoon here and Detroit.
There are a hundred old maids in Plain-
field, Ind. Good chance there for some of
the available hachelors of the music busi-
noss.  Apropos. love ballads should steer
clear of the place.
Eva'ns Lloyd has a new     green necktie
ie purchased at a sale for thirty-five cents.
The J. T. Broin Publishing Company re-
sony declared an adequate dividend.
If you happen to hear that Europe Is
11usually illuminated. bear in mind Harrv
Williams was over there.
adelphia, is satisfied  with  the  showing
made by Arthur Longbrooke's ditty "Broth-
er Noah Gave Checks for Rain."      If the
song proves to be the big seller Joe looks
for, perhaps the author's name will be
changed to Brokenomore.
F. A. Mills has all the confidence in the
world in his new song, "Take Me Around
Again."
"School Days," Gus Edwards' clever song,
is said to be the reigning hit in New York.
It is selling steadily in Chicago.
Jerome and Schwartz. who gave us "Be-
delia,"  "My Irish  Rosie" ". .Me, Dooley,"
and  others, are said to have "landed"
again with   their new   Celtic lilt, "Miss
illarney."  Frnicis, Day &    Hunter ar-n
tehind it.
William McKinley, President of tne Me-
Kinley Music Co., tells inn Percy \Venric h
is doing big stunts in the East with his new
intermezzo, "Fairy Queen."
Hinds, Noble & Eldridge say they have
a big favorite in George Rosey's waltz,
"Love's Meditations."
Still another music publishing firm has
joined the ranks of Chicago's producers-
the Modern Music Publishers, 25 Plymouth
Court. They start out with two songs by
Alfred Anderson and Joe Jordan, entitled
'The Tale of the Monkey and the Snake,"
and "I'm the Great I AM    with a Capital
I."  Extended review Is deferred.
Albert L. Peters, brother of William
1huedeijek Peters, writes moe that beo con-
holds the important position of professional
manager.
On the 13th of July, 1876, in Kingston,
Jamaica, British West Indies, Scott made
his debut to a cold, calculating world.
Scott would have preferred the 12th or 14th
of July, but he had no choice in the mat-
ter.
In 1903 Scott entered the employ of the
Shapiro-Remick Company as professional
booster, where he remained for two years.
In 1905, Albert Gumble, who was acting
in a like capacity for the same company,
resigned to accept a position as professional
manager for the W. C. Polla Company,
under W. A. Thompson, and Scott went
with Gumble.
When   the Polla catalogue was trans-
ferred to the Arnett-Delonias Company of
Chicago, Scott joined the Kremer forces,
but resigned after several months to take up
a position on the road, which proved too
strenuous.  Ie then wesnt with the Lake
View Publishing Compan', but stayed with
Less Sully only for a fev nionthss.    He
finally went back to Kremer, with whom
he has remained ever since.
Scott has a host of professional friends,
among whom he is known only as "Scotty."
He Is doing splendid work for the Kremer
catalogue and has "landed" that company's
publications with innumerable shows and
headline performers.
He is composer of "When the Colore
Congregation's On   Parade"   (for  which
George TV. Day, a brother of the illustriouS
Edmund, wrote the lyriess- which proved
to be a fairly successful number for dumb
acts.
"In the Land of the Buffalo" and "I
Couldn' t take a Hit with Molly." published
byv Rennicks. are said to be big goes avitis the
In " s .   c) I;;sti  slic-
GEORGE HERBERT HOLCOMBE
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D5Y C. P. M -DONALD
TE EDITOR WILL BE
PLEASED TO AN5YWLRAU
QULSTION5 RELATING TO,
OR TENDING TO BETTERTAE
MUSIC PUBLISHING BUSINESS
ALL COMMUNICATIONSANDMANUS-
CRIPTS SHOULD BEACCOMPAN/EDBY
SUff/C/ENT POSTAGE-FOR THE/RETUR
JAMES WATSON SCOTT.
compliance with requests and encore
won for him friends innumerable and th
admiration of the public.
The Holcombe band has gained th
title of "The band that plays popina
music." That the band is as popular a
the music it plays is proved by the thou
sands of people who have attended it
nnany concerts. The band is uniN
aiong the concerts bands of theceor
try. Every' program is varied. refreasi
ingly different and original. In the rep
ertoire are-included a number of novelt
numbers unusually unique in charac
and style. Although classic and stand
ard operatic selections are included 1
tine repertoire, it is the music of liI
light opera and vatideville thnat is fsn
tured.
"Originality" is  the  maxim   of )I;
Holcombe. The determination to be dif
ferent is even evident in the uniforms A
the band. Although hailing from Pitts
burg, the city of smoke and much dirt
the men who compose the band are unt
formed in spotless white. White cover
are carried for the chairs, and when li
members of the band are assembled fo
a concert, the picture they present is On
of immaculate cleanliness and noveli
"Popular music pleases the people W
go to tine parks in sntinuner.' ' said  Ii
golcome nto THE SIIOW ORLD mulsi
editor recently. "The object of the ,F'
pie in going there is to be musica0
amoused and   entertained-not educati'
Symphonies. overtures and suites s110ti
have no place on prograins prepared
park concerts. There is a tite and Phil'
for niusic of this character, but suaini5
is not the tine and the park is noti
place. Popular yet good, is the kind I
nusic park patrons applaud and appre
ciate.  hytnmic waltzes, jingling tio
steps.  mnartial marches, rousing ml
tiue, plersing inedlevs-this is the mus
which strikes a responsive chord in ti
hearts of all classes and starts the fe
of every listener beating time."
Icanonlyadd tnat George caused tn
esll;si i cn -dt  to  inc  tonicined  Iin  Chi
Septemberl14, 1901,


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