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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(September 28, 1907)

McDonald, C. P.
Song and music,   pp. 14-15


Shallcross, J. S.
State Fair at Louisville brings crowds to theaters,   p. 15


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September 28, 1907.
THE SHOW WORLD
medium for Joe Weber's new musica
productionat the Joe WeberAMusic Hall
is now inactive rehearsal, Among other
things many surprises will be intro-
duced in the way of effects and costumE
novelties. The musical numbers, writter
by Gus Edwards, are said to be of the
style that made the Weber Music Hal
famous in past years.
Three if the most popular and suc-
cessful musical acts In vaudeville origi-
nated from the brain of Gus Edwards,
the composer of "School Days." and
many other big song successes. All three
acts, namely The Schoolboys and Girls,
The Blonde Typewriters and The Rube
Kids, use songs of Gus Edwards exclu-
sively.
Leo Edwards' beautiful semi-high class
ballad, "That's What the Rose Said to
Me," Is becoming exceedingly popular
and is now issued by the publishers, the
Gus Edwards Music Publishing Company,
for both high and low voices.
Notes from Haviland.
The Alpha Comedy Four are featuring
"In Monkey Land,"   Since Arrah Wan-
na Married Barney Carney," and "Won't
You Be My Honey?"
Mae Taylor continues to respond to
six and seven encores each time she
sings "InMonkeyLand," with Mr. Wise
From Broadway company.
Kittie Morris is featuring "In Monkey
Land" and "Won't You Be My Honey?"
Williers and Lee have added "In Mon-
key Land" and "Miss Mexico" to their
clever act.
De Vere and Hayes are meeting with
great success singing Morse and Dris-
lane's two new numbers. "in Monkey
Land" and "Won't You Be My Honey?"
--4AW
Notes From Albright.
Miss Deda Walker, one of Chicago's
leading baritones, is featuring "Tell Me
WillMy DreamCome True?" MissDeda
.says the slides to this song are most ef-
fective.
Ruby Erwood. "Young Buffalo" of The
King of the Wild West Company, won
several encores last week at the Bijon
theater, Milwaukee, in singing "Os-Ka-
Loo-Ss-Loo."  Miss Erwood abandoned
an Indian song she has used for two sea-
sons owing to the fact she found "Os-Ka-
Loo-Sa-Loo" more suited to her act and
entirely characteristic.
The South St. Louis Four. one of the
betuqiartettes to be found in St. Louis
are using and will continue to u~se this
year "Pensacola Pickaninny," "When the
Winds O'er the Sea Blow a Gale." and
"Down in the Deep Let Me Sleep When
I Die."
George H. Lansing. of Bridgeton, New
Jersey, writes that "Os-Ka-Loo-Sa-Loo"
was featured at the bin minstrel show
iven by the Athletic Club of that city
the week of September 9. and made a
decidedly favorable Imnaression.
The Chicago Male Quartette will use
for the balance of the season "Pensacola
Picknninny." "Down in the Deep Let
Me Sleen When I Die" and "When the
Winds O'er the Sea Blow a Gale."
C. F. Albright tells me that seven of
their leading publications have been Illus-
trated and it is absolutely impossible for
the Chicago Transparency Company to fill
the heavy orders they are receiving.
Music Received.
Thiebes-Stierlin Music Co., St. Louis,
Mo.-"Sheelah," words by Eddie Dustin,
music by Herbert Spencer; "Let Me Go
Home to California," A. LeProhn Cra-
merand Stewart Crossy; "The Poodle's
Parade," march and two-step, C. Fol-
sorn Salisbury (adorned with a corking
good title page); "Prince Chap," march
and two-step. by A. E. Douglas; "You're
the Coaxinest Man I Ever Knew," Eddie
Dustin and J. 0. Williams.
Theo. Bendix, 1431 Broadway, New
York City.-Songs: "Down On the Ar-
kansas," a southern romance, by Jessie
Beattie Thomas and Alfred Robyn;
'Mine Forever More," Howard Herrick
adAlfred G.Robyn; "Who Knows?" by
Truly Shattuck; "Sunbeam and Water-
fall," Edward A. Paulton; "So Long,
Bill, Take Care o' Yourself," Wallace
Irwin and Alfred G. Robyn, introduced in
The Yankee Tourist; "Rainbow," Wal-
lace Irwin and Alfred G. Robyn, sung by
Flora Zabelle In The Yankee Tourist.
The following from the musical produc-
tion, The Lady From Lane's, by George
Broadhurst and Gustave Kerker: "You
Just You," "Woman, Lovely Woman,"
"Story Book Days," "Roller Skates for
Mine" "That Really Was a Lovely Place
for Me," "The Sweetest Words That E'er
Were Said," "It Takes a Woman to
Catch a Man," "I Never Do It," "Take
a Maid," "Dear Old England," and "The
Correspondence School."
Instrumental: "The Tipperary Twin-
kle," a Celtic oddity, by Chas. Bendix.
Jos. TV. Stern & Company, 102 West
Thirty-ighth street, New York City-
From The White Hen, by Paul West and
Gustav Kerker: "At Last, We're All
Alone;" "That's Why the Danube is
Blue;" "Edelweiss;" "The Thrush and
the Star;" "Very Well, Then;" "Every-
thing is Higher Nowadays;" "Follow.
Follow, Follow;" "The Prima Donna,"
and "Nothing More-Excepting You."
"Dearest, Sweetest, Best  in  All the
World to Me," Clarice Manning and Ho-
ratio N. Peabody. From   the Shoo-Fly
Regiment, by Cole and Johnson: "Float-
Ig Down the Nile;" "On the Gay Lu-
16ta"' "Just How Much I Love You;"
IfAdam Hadn't Seen the Apple Tree;"
There's Always Something Wrong;"
"Run, Brudder Rabbit, Run;" "Ghost of
Deacon Brown;" "I'll Always Love Old
Dixie;" "Who Do You Love?" "That
Small, Still Voice;" "The Bo'd of Educa-
tion;" "My Sweetheart's a Soldier in the
Army;" "Lt'l Gal;" "The Old Flag Never
Touched the Ground," and "Since We've
Been to Boston Town." "You Splash Me
and I'll Splash You," Arthur J. Lamb
andAlfred Solman, writersof "TheBird
on Nellie's flat." "I Lost Her in the
Subway," Al Bryan and S. R. Henry;
"I'd Like a Little Loving Now and
Then," Earl C. Jones and Tom Kelly.
From The Snow Man, by Stanislaus
Stange and Reginald DeKoven: "I Want
You For My All-Time Girl;" "Love on a
Summer's Day;" "The Seven     Reasons
Why;" "In Paradise;" "Serenade D'
Amour (Song of Love);" "Wine, Woman
and Song;" "My Ladye Faire;" "Pray,
Go Gently;" "Ariella;" "Spanish Gran-
dee;" "Dainty Cavalier;" "Message of
the   Bells,"  and  "The    Snowman's
Dream."
Earle Gordon  Terry, publisher, 3000
Michigan avenue, Chicago, informs me
that his composition, "Robert Valse,
Opus 10. No. II, is being featured by
Innes, Ellery, Ferullo, Creatore, Gargiulo,
Brooke and numerous others. "Robert
Valse" is a brilliant caprice and well
worth while.
Mr. Terry is also the composer of
"Seraphine."
Should Writers Contract?
I have often wondered if it Is good
business policy for a writer to sign a
contract to write exclusively for one pub-
lishing firm for a term of years. Such
an arrangement has its advantages, un-
doubtedly, and yet are not these advan-
tages outweighed by the disadvantages
which are wont to intervene?
I have, at various times, talked this
STATE FAIR AT LOUISVILLE
BRINGS CROWDSTOTHEATERS
All the Playhouses Present Attractive Bills and Record Bus-
iness Is Done-Personal Gossip.
BY J. S. SHALLCROSS.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 21.-Macau-
leys-His Honor the Mayor did a
good business the first half of the
week. The show was up to expectations
and Harry Kelly is causing many a
laugh. The last half of the week was oc-
cupied by a big presentation of Parsifal,
with packed houses.
Masonic Theater presented Thorns and
Orange Blossoms, doing a magnificent
business. The play is elaborately staged
and splendidly acted. David Corson, Sept.
22.
Buckingham-Doing a banner business
with one of the best shows seen at this
house thus far. Fulton's Jolly Grass Wid-
ows is the magnet and the bill is all that
is expected. Miss Estelle Willis makes
good. The Three Musketeers, inan orig-
inal comedy act, were heartily encored.
Henry and Francis have a comedy satire
entitled His First Rehearsal and It goes
big. Falke and Coe are good musical
comedians. The pleasing bill is brought
to a close by a clever burletta. Fay Fos-
A GROUP OF "BROILERS" IN THE GIRL QUESTION
The Girl Question is drawing crowded houses to the La Salle theater,
Chicago, nightly. Among its chief attractions are the feminine members of the
chorus, a number of whom are pictured herewith
subject over with writers of prominence,
and with few exceptions they decry the
fact that they ever put their names on
paper. The reasons given    are multi-
farious. One of them told me thatmany
glowing pictures were drawn for hi m in
order to induce him to sign, but then
when he bad signed these pictures be-
came myths and unremunerative. Others
have said that it is the only system by
which a publisher can be enabled topush
the efforts of a good writer, and that to
make money by writing songs or instru-
mental music it is necessary to be under
contract.
We must, therefore, base our deduc-
tions as to the profit to be gained by
contracting with a publisher on prece-
dents established in the past. Three or
four years ago publishers vied with each
other in getting all the available writers
on their individual staffs. It wasn't very
long, however, before there was much
dissention in the ranks. The publishers
were openly accused of playing favorites.
This was brought about by the fact that
some teams, no better than others, but
who had luckily hit upon a new idea,
succeeded in launching a hit and got all
the meat, while the others were forced
to stick to their contract and take the
best they could get. Few of this latter
class signed a new contract at the ex-
piration of the first period of bondage,
and many of them who failed to bring
out a hit under contract have also failed
dismally in that respect since becoming
free lances.
The contract has this disadvantage fas-
tened to it: The bound writer is re-
stricted from placing manuscripts with
other publishers and disposing of them
for a few dollars. Some writers. how-
ever, though under contract, take ad-
vantage of their nom de plume and place
stuff promiscuously with publishers.
ter company will be the attraction week
of 22.
Avenue-The singing comedian, Joe
Heitz, in the sensational comedy drama,
OuraFriend Fritz, supported byandexcep-
tionally good company, did a land office
business. The Outlaw's Christmas is un-
derlined.
Vaudeville Makes a Hit.
Manager Reichnann of Hopkins thea-
ter hit the popular fancy when he intro-
duced continuous vaudeville in this city,
as his house is doing a good business.
Homer Mason and Marguerite Keeler, in
a one act absurdity, A Hero, have a
prominent place on the bill and make
good.   Frederick  Brothers  and  Miss
Burns are clever musical entertainers.
The old favorite. Harry Thompson, is
certainly a comedian that can amuse;
Miss Minnie Kaufman is a good cyclist;
Chinko a good juggler, and LeRoy and
Leranion are great comedy gymnasts.
Fred and May Waddell have a good com-
edy. Conwell and O'Day are clever sing-
ers and dancers. Reno and Azro, acro-
bats, score big. Cornellis creates many
laughs with his wooden headed family.
Smith and Snyder are good German com-
edians. The excellent bill closes with
Mile. De Ception, The Fluffy Ruffle Girl,
and she is good. Another big bill is prom-
ised week of 22.
Mary Anderson Theater, presenting ad-
vanced vaudeville, did a splendid busi-
ness. May Ward and her eight Dresden
Dolls go well. Hardeen is the star at-
traction and is causing the people to won-
der; the Seven Mowatts, peerless jugglers,
are good. Cartwell and Harris have a
clever turn; Sidney Grant is a good en-
tertainer and the ever popular Keatons
and Buster are welcome favorites. Crane
Brothers have a good comedy and Henry
and Alice Taylor are expert sharp shoot-
ers.
Notes and Personals.
At the State Fair one of the star at-
tractions was Roy Knabenshue and his
airship. The Igorrote Village, of which
Richard Streidewind is manager, had a
greatpatronage. Heisassisted by aclev-
er lot of fellows. The well known Don.
C. Roberts is on the front and every
body knows Doc. J. M. Andress is also
prominently identified. Laurence Gates is
on the front and a clever man.     The
show did a big business.
Miller Bros.' 101 Ranch Show was a
popular and stellar attraction at theFair.
Joe Miller was in charge, ably assisted
by Ed. Botsford, the well known arena
director, and Walter   Battice  on the
front. Bull Bear is chief of the Indians.
All the other attractions did well.
Col. Mundy, of the Mundy Shows, was
seriously injured In Detroit a few days
ago, one of the lions attacking him. Col.
Mundy is in a hospital in Detroit and his
friends fear the result of his Injuries.
A careful canvass among the many
showmen of the State Fair resulted In
the fact that THE SHOW WORLD Is
read weekly by over ninety per cent of
them and the local dealers had a hard
time to supply the demand.
Col.Win. Lavelle of the Pain fireworks
show hasmany friends ere. TheColonel
is a great SHOW WORLD admirer and
handles it for the small army employed
tin1der him.
HERBERT CLARK BENEFIT.
Theater Managers and Performers Re-
spond to Call for Blind Actor's
Relief.
.\rrangements for the benefit of Herbert
Clark, a well known actor incapacitated
hy blindness, are nearing completion,
and with generous offers of aid from
managers and professionals alike it is
hoped that a considerable sum will be
'ealized. The object of the benefit is to
assist Mr. Clark, who is a member of a
'vell known theatrical family and himself
a. professional from early boyhood, to se-
"ure the requisite funds for treatment
for the recovery of his sight. The bene-
fit will be held Oct. 1, at Hull House au-
litorium, Chicago, and the price of the
tickets is fifty cents.
In order to assist a performer whose
cause is in every way a worthy one, and
should receive the assistance of a pro-
fession which is noted for Its charity
towards its unfortunate members, THE
SHOW WORLD announces that sub-
scriptions for Mr. Clark's benefit will be
received by it and published with the
proper acknowledgment.
SUBSCRIPTION LIST.
The Show World..............$50.00
Schindler's  Theater  ...............  2.00
MeVicker's Theater .                5.00
Garrick  Theater  .......... ... ..  5.00
Trocadero  Theater                5.
rash Temple Theater .............. 3.00
Bijou Dream   ................... 3.00
Bijou and Academy Theaters ...... 2.00
ltocksad Alli, bgr. Frank E. Long
stock  company  . . .. . ......   1.00
Edward  B.  Raymond  ...............  1.00
John  C.  Gratton  ...................  1.25
New Theatrical Copyrights.
Lord and Lady Tinkeytong is the neat
bit of nomenclature that heads the list
of plays submitted for copyright last
week at Washington.     The Man from
Home, Booth Tarkington and Leon Wil-
son's debut into dramatic structure, and
The Modern Lady Godiva, which bids
fair to supplant Salome as press agent
material, are the most notable. The list
includes:
The Loyalist and the Traitor, a melo-
drama in four acts and two scenes, by
James A. Gough.
Maddalena, by Reuben Fax, Jr.
The Man That Wins, a play in five
acts, by Earnest Clyde Lamson.
A Moonlight Sonata, a drama in four
acts, by G. Green and Fanny Casey.
Much Married, by Jack Golden.
A Million for a Nose, a musical farci-
cal comedy in two acts, by John C. Han-
son.
Marse Shelby's Chicken Dinner, by
John P. Wade.
Men of America, a drama in five acts,
by J. R. Farrell.
Our Friend Fritz, a comedy melodrama
in four acts, by Jos. F. Hortez.
The Person's Perversity, a comedy in
three acts, by Penn Pub. Co.
The Pixies, an operetta in two acts, by
Clayton F. Summy & Co.
The Poet, Reporter and Maid, a com-
edy sketch in one scene, by Frank H.
Livingstone.
The Promised Land, by Allan Davis.
A Question of Honor, a tragedy of the
present day, in five acts, by John C.
Luce.
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