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

Becker, Sherburn M.
Amusement parks have value,   p. 9

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September 14, 1907.
Cago. Ilis success here was extraordi-
4 nary, and I have yet to find a single per-
Son who had one fault to find with the
5 tilar programs Mr. Holoombe afford-
edus when here.
The Blue-Blooded Fadettes.
T eicre is probeahl  no other musical or
gantation in the wod in whs roster are
, any descendants of distinguished an-
cetors as the Palette Warnerss Orchetra
sigcaoln 1B. Nichols, the talented direct-
M1  fthe orchestra, is a membher of the
paughters of the American Revolution an
Dat al Darne, whose ancestors were
anongthe sturdiest fighters in the bellig-
renr days when the Colonies were strug-
e r    to shake off lthe yoke of King George.
eB.White, the pretty cornetist, whom
everyone instantly picks out as  'the pret-
tiest girl in the bunch," is a descendant of
that Mary Green White, who cane      over
aith the Pilgrims in the Mayflower.   Mrs.
Agnes Salter, another member of the Fa-
dttes, isoa daughter of Captain Baer, the
tanking officer of the Uoiled States Rev-
enue service.  She is a tromsone player.
liss Lee Jacshsohn, 'cells soloist, is a
daughter of the famous violinist, Jacobsohn.
aomi Reack-Wilacheck, a Pittsburg girl,
aois sncert mistress, is related with the
first families of that city, and her for-
hears were conspicuous figures in the for-
mathiv days f the American nation.
Indeed, one toight follow the list through
to the end without finding a member of
an obscure family. Every player who sits be-
npath Mrs. Nichols' magic baton     is  an
artist and a soloist by breeding as well as
by education. They have   tll Ibeen reared
in a rousical atmosphere, and in spite of
their puble tours ttey  naoe tot been ao-
sanedtohbecstttinlaseiry contact witn pro-
fessional people.  Mrs. Nichols,  who  has
ersonal charge of all the girls, in asso-
iation with Miss Viola M. Dunn, business
manager and treasurer of the orchestra,
has Itade it a point to keep the girls iso:
lated from the theatrical folk.  'lbhre is a
little family gathering at their hotel every
nolrning, and theti the Procession to the
l   o   a      n       nltnr.
--I'mr e. t-.rtc-s,'-en girl oeetn
creature comfort. I exhort you to delve
ii into your pockets and give this money-
to the hospital. I want it said tomorrow
that Temple Israel has given nobly of its.
The rabbi paused, and Mr. Robyn, toss-
ing aside his paper, struck the first nitin
of Baumbab's beautiful anthem.    uttitn-
dered the voice of the basso ''Search oe,
scorch mc 7, 0 Lord."  Then tang the tenor:
"Search mc search me, 0 Lord."
There waa a subdued titter; then a gen-
eral laugh, and finally the rabbi lhimself
joinedi in the toerriment.
'But,' eon ciitee  Mr. Roloyn, 1t rocol-
lection was the largest in the history of
Ternple Israel."
At Detroit the citv employs a fine mili-
tainy hand to furnish music during the
sunmer months at Bellc Isle atid other
publie parks. Professional singers are ales
ongaged for these free concerts, and tita-
sands of people are thus enabled to enjoy
gord music and the latest popular melodies
without cost.
Several weeks  ago   a  very  prominent
vaudeville artist was selected  as  vocal
soloist for a series of these concerts. The
singer visited the home offices of Jerome
HT. Remick & Company in quest of some-
thing new in the way of a high-class bal-
lad.  "Try 'Dreaming,' " suggested J. H.,
"for we have just published it and every-
body around the offiee is crazy about the
sang. Personally. I think it is going to be
a bigger seller than our 'Chevenne.' 'Why
Don't You Try.' or 'Tn the Shade of the
Old Apple Tree.' I wouldn't take ten thou-
sand dollars right at this minute for the
publishing rights."
At the next public park concert "Drean-
ing" was sung with band accompaniment,
receiving repeated encores. Crowds, it is
said. left the park humming and whistling
the tune. 'hat started a craze for "Dream-
ing.''  Today it is one of the best liked
popular songs in America.
'Drearning" is a beautiful song, and a
keyland" and "Sine   Arah 'Wanna Mar-
ried Barney Carney" to her act.
De'Veau Sisters are meeting avith much
.applause with "In Monkeyland" and "Miss
Flemen and Miller are making a special
feature of Morse and Drislane's "Since Ar-
ran Wanna, Married Barney Carney.",
George iregory willafeature ''Bl Iexie'"i
this cao ng season, and will make a spe-
cial number of it in his big noeu act.
Ned Nye had to respond to four encores
at Keith's Union Square theater last week
nubt ''to Monkeyland."1
Fred mupree and Hurry Miner are using
four tongs from Haviland's: "Since Arrah
'danna Married Barney Carney," "In Mon-
kucyland," "Won't You Be My Honey?" and
"Miss Mexico."
Theodore Morse has just finished a new
intch ballad entitled "Two Blue Eyes,''
which is said to be another "Blue Bell."
Edward Madden, who wrote the lyrics for
the latter song, is also the writer of "Two
Blue Eyes,"
Totem Pole Song a iit.
"The Totem Pole" march song of the
new comic opera, The Alaskan, introduced
ll Edward Martindell, is the big feature
hit of the show. The Song, with its score
and marching, singing Alaskan totem poles,
wins encore after encore at every per-
fornance  of the   Blethen-Figman-Girard
shon'. "Ariee," sung by Giard, is said to
be another big song favorite with the new
opera's audiences.
-      --  -
"Splash Me" Going Good,
Adele Ritchie's very cateiry tong, "You
Splash Me and I'll Splash You," is said to
be one of the best musical numiers that
has been heard on Broadway this summer
Miss Ritchie, in a stunning bathing cos-
tume, is assisted by a chorus of American
girls who arrive on the scene attired in
automobile costumes. A row of little bath-
Ing pavilions is set on on the stage and
in a twinkling tine girls are secn in strik-
Cit:- -Sn,: fror Th, Ladly froin Lane's,
in George BroaluIrest ard Gustave Kerlker,
as follows:  "You, Just You," ''Roller
Skates for Mine," "Woman, Lovely Wom-
an, "The Sweetest  ords that E'er Were
Said," "That Really Was a Lovely Place
for Me," "Take a Maid," and "Story Boo
Days .""..Down on the Arkansas," southern
romance;,"Mine Forever More," nand "So
Long, Bill," by Alfred G. Robyn.  "True
Eyes," and "Sunbeam and Waterfall," by
Edward A. Paulton.
White-Smith Music Publishing Co., Bos-
te-n, Mas-The Flon'ers' Lullaby," Paul
F. Jonanoing;  "Te Man in the Signal
Tower," Joe Slater' "Teddy," C. H. Prince,
and Hugo Marks; "Dear Little DoIlie,"
"You're the Sweetest Little Girl I Know,'
Chas. H. Prince; "Mora, Sweet Mora."
Chas. H. Prince and A. V. Taylor.
Leo  Feist, 134   West   Thirty-seventh
street, New York City:-"Senora," Spanish
song by Felix Feist and Jas. Nathan; "Im
Going on the Warpath," civilized Indian
song, Felix Feist and Joel P. Corin; "A
Quaint Story," reverie, Kathleen A. Rob-
William Setnmler, Mokena, Ill.:-"Beauti-
ful Stars.."
Phoenix Music House, 5700 Union avenue,
Chicago:-"Cupid and the Artists," and
"n. F. Morris & Co., 68 Liberty street,
Ridgewrood, N. J.:-"Shohola," march and
two-step. by Edward M. Westbrook.
Leo Feist, 134 TV. 37th street, New
York.-"You're Just the Same." Arthur
Gillespie and Harry Sidney; "When the
Band Plays Yankee Doodle," Felix F.
Feist and Joel P. Corin; "Senora." Span-
ish song, Feist and Jos. Nathan; "I'm
Going on the Warpath," a civilized In-
dian song, Feist   and   Corin; "Golden
Rod," song, Mabel McKinley; "Could
You Learn to Love a Little Girl Like
Me?" Mignon    Ziegfeld; "Don't Leave
the Old Folks. Jennie." Sam M. Lewis,
Dave Rose and     Paul Bush: "There's
Room For ITs All On the Trolley," Feist
and Harry    Bennett: "In    Woodland,"
Feist and Bennett; "Just a Little Token
of Your Love." Harry D. Kerr and A.
Baldwin Sloane.
Instru mental;  " Sly  Cupid,"  Waltzes,
By Sherburn M. Becker, "Boy Mayor" of Milwaukee, Wis.
\monspi'mous  ligure  in  musical
hs in thicigo is Itain L. Davis of
, music publishing firm of Kettering
& Davis.  He is a composer of ability
and wields the conductor's - )aton
nightly at the Colonial theater.
in this country," Ins. Nichols has said,
"and they are eniploying a great many
musicians. None, however, is as large as
the Fadettes, and, as you are probably
asare, none is as well known.  But this
illustrates the fact that music is a profit-
able career for a girl, and the violin a bet-
ter instrument than the piano if one is
rge to earn one's living by music. There
ste so many piano teachers and so few
eanPetent snes, But the efficient girl vio-
linistran always find employment."
irs. Nichois, it might be said in pass-
ng, IS an  excellent  violiniste  herself.
"A Rose of Old St. Louis."
Alred E. sarons, producer and one of
the ompseRs of His Honor, the Mayor.
nd ulfred Roeyn, writer of The Yankee
tCial, The Yankee Tourist, and one of
theest notn musicians in the west, were
heted in the private office of 'rallack's
theater, Net York, one evening discussing
t.Rori recalled many amusing inci-
t. during his long years of residence in
tLrY he told orha    tie best was the
Iraye S Lof services in the Temple
r t. lois several years ago.
ealthy syna ss  lre  Organist at  this
omalth qategogue and conductor of the
DI tuarin,  It   is the custom    of
lsrtu Harrisons the rabbi, the deliver im-
Iytsnplt addresses at thre conclusion at
se qiartette aould sing on anihem
ntthesercices sin question Mr. Robyn had
Itrpcad the singersin their anthem, in
hteiardttob for the usual song, and then
h hodharie himeif in the organ loft in
'he Suday oorning newspaper.  Unknown
hmDecior Harrison had made an Im-
assaioned appeal for  na   ae    n
a~ppl fr mneyforthe Jeavish
e en  had exhorted his hearers to
In you  v
inlik Pockets vau have money which
A tealikeiyto spend within a few hours
en the vanhes of the world.  You will
d I an wearing apparel, or for some
IN  tespotise to the request of THE SHOW  WORLD, Mayor Sherburn M. Decker,
of Milwaukee, has written a brief statement on the value of the amusement
park, couched in the terse and convincing language so characteristic of the
vuni and energetic executive of the Wisconsin city. T says:
"No other institution in our larger cities offers to the masses so great and
aried a number of advantages, both educational and sanitary, as the well con-
Iucted amusement park.
"The amusement park offers to the people of the larger cities of our cointr
in attractive variation of opportunities for enjoyment and recreation during lm,
itonths when outdoor life forms one of the greatest necessities for tie people.
"The modern tendency toward congestion in the cities which has given rise to
the tenement, the insufficient breathing space and the monotonous existence ,r
those who are compelled to live day after day in these districts, has resulted in
conditions which must be relieved. In furnishing the people with clean, healthful
irnusement and unlimited recreation at so slight an expenditure that all may par-
ilcipate, the amusement park occupies a uniq'e position in our cities for wh-bich
there can be no adequate substitute.
"Besides the facilities for enjoyment and recreation, which are offered in such
abundance, the atmrsement park has great educational advantages. Here may he
seen the best of menageries and museums. The greatest hands of the country
furnish music of a high class. Many 'af the latest applications of scientific prin-
ciples are exhibited and explained to Ibe people.
"The park which is conducted in a proper manner, withotit attenmpt at sensa-
tionalism. is of great advantage to th city where there is a large foreign popula-
tion newly arrived and for which son  means must be provided to employ their
spare time. I believe that all those narks which are clean and wholesome should
receive the unqualified support of every community In which they exist."
person with even the most indifferent taste
for music must like it.    One of those
sietly simple tunes   wlhich  when  first
beard takes such a grip on the mennory
that you can't forget it.   Everybody in
Chicago is "Dreamine"
Japanese Theatrical Bands.
The theatrical bands of Japan have usu-
ally included a flute, a couple of samisens.
and one or two drums. Very different from
our theater orchestras, to be sure;   yet
not meore strange to us than Japanese mu-
sic itself, played on the bewa. the koto, or
the gekkin. Lacking harmony and follow-
ing a strange scale of its own, it would
have seemed to discipline the Tap from the
ennloyment of a Mozart sonata. Yet art
udience of four thousand assembled in
Japan recently to hear a programme com-
posed of the music of Western Europe. The
Osaka   Musicians' Society, consisting  of
Japs advanced In the    occidental music,
gave the concert, and they started in to
interest their countrymen in the new order
of things by playing a program consisting
of five works in the sonata form (material
enough for two Knelsol programs) nith a
Bach fugue and a Beethoven verture, added
on. not to mention various smaller com-
The program included a Mozart sonata.
quartet. sonata for clarinet and horn, and
a vocal solo from "Le Nozze di Figaro:"
Beethoven's overture "Egmont," rondo op-
us St. a Bach fugue for organ, and that
masters' second violin sonata; Schunann's
"The Twvo Grenadiers;" Pleych sonata foe
two violins. and Japanese music.
It makes one shiver even in this torpid
atmosphere to think what a Chicago audI-
ence would do were it invited to listen to
such a concert.
Notes from Haviland.
DeVere and Hayes are featuring "Won't
You Be My Honey?" and "In Monkeyland,"
and are meeting with great success.
Miss Mattie Stanley has added "In Mon-
Ing attire ready for a plunge into the surf.
Novel light effects used in the bathing
houses during the rapid change of costume
giv'e a piquant touch to the stork o f th e
"I wrote a hit!" The man who spoke
The words were gaunt and weak;
His voice implied it was no joke
That prompted him to speak:
They gathered round him standing there.
And looked at bins in ane,
For if his words were on the square
Such men they seldom saw.
"I nrote a hit!" again he cried;
The strange gleam in his eye
Denoted that he had not lied-
But no one made reply:
He stood erect, like Shakespeare would,
And gazed upon the thron g;
Somehow they had not understood
He wrote a big hit song.
"I wrote a hit!" The voice boomed out
And floated on the air,
But still the people seemed to doubt
The great man standing there;
"I wrote a bit!" ie cried aloud'-
A man let out a yell,
And took him from the awe-struck crond
Back to his padded cell.
Music Received.
Francis, Day & Hunter, 15 W. Thirtieth
street, New York City:-"Come Along with
Me." and "Miss Killarney," by Jerome and
Schwartz:   "When   There   Isn't  a  Girl
Atout," by Charles Collins; "Moly Moly-
neaux," "At the Old Cross Roads," and
"Look Out, Mister Man," by Edward Mon-
tague; "Yours is Not the    Only  Aching
Heart," Lea   Friedman;  "Sailing  in My
Balloon," "All I Want is a Girl," "By
the Side of the Zuyder Zee." and "Will
You Dance With Me, Marie?" by Bennett
Theo, Bendix, 1431 Broadway. New York
One of the leading attractions on tie
Keith & Proctor circuit is Ethel Levy,
former wife of George Cohan, who sings
with highly successful results. She is a
prime favorite with audiences and mana-
gers alike.
by Bernhard Stern; "A Quaint Story,"
reverie, Kathleen A. Roberts, composer
of "Apple Blossoms" and "Lilacs."
Al. Witmark   &   Sons, New York.-
"Take Me With You in Your Dreams,"
ballad, John Everett Fay and James B.
Oliver; "In Love's Garden," cycle of five
songs, by Nathaniel D. Mann.
* * *
The   Modern Woodmen    of  Medarvlle,
Ind., have organized a newv band.
Ivan L. Davis, junior member of the
publishing firm of Kettering & Davis, is
the nusical director of the Colonial theater,
Mr. Davis, though a composer of ability,
has heretofore refrained from  putting his
Publications before the public.  However,
awith the advent of the Kettering & Davis
Music Publishing Company lie has decided
to forge ahead, as rapidly as consistent
nith finished and meritorious work.
The new firm's first publication Is an In-
dian song, entitled "Manitou."
Mr. Davis is well liked in the profession,
and during his connection nith the Co-
onial theater has established a reputation
as a director of ability.
In the "Subway Express" number sung by
Adele Ritchie in the new musical comedy,
Fascinating Flora, a regulation sized sub-
way express car is used on the stage. In
this news scenic device is gathered all of
the nembers of the company. who during
the chorus of the song indulge in the vari-
ous gyrations that become a habit with
those who are whirled ihrougl New York's
anderground tubes at express speed.
A new band has been organzed at Vic-
tor, Ia. A. E. Stocker is the leader.
The Van Buren, Ind., band under the
management of Ned Conwell, has been re-

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