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WOMEN WHO HAVE CAYGHT
THE RIGHT JINGLE HMOME Song Successes That \ Have ßrought \',i Fame and a Large Measure of Royalties to the Sex OJfCB there a young convent girl whese flnger tips tingled with a catchy raelady, while sentimental verses ran through her head keeping tune with the elu sive air, She wrote the verses, set them to the melody her finger tip* unconsciously played, published the eong herself and made one of the m«*t remarkable cueeesses that a writer of - lju;<i.'!ar lyrics and scores ever has n-.ade. Incidentally, ehe amassed a fair sized fortune — at least !t sesmafi large to the practically penniless girl, for It fell only a little Bhort of the hundred thou sand dollar mark, and the royalties from this bit of musical tentlment are still maliinsr har purse bulyrn oomfort ably as the quarterly cheeks corao In, This is what !t means to writ* a popular eons;, It means wealth, btio ree* &n<i being sought after toy pub lishers of music, and fam* as well, even though it h« limited to th« vaude ville and tha hurdy gnrdy circuits. Sine* the convent girl's achievement other women have composed popular conga, and those who are known to ' the pnbllo as w^ll as to the publish er* receive handsome checks for what seems to the outside world only a few hours* wtrrtc — merely the dashing off rof ft dozen or so melodious bars of '. annsto and fitting to them & set of 1 T«r«es bubbling over with sentiment or having a stirring swing. One ef the publishers said the other | dsy that song writing seemed to him to | "be the easiest and znost delightful way ' of making pin money that a woman could try. • "Of course," he added, "she would hero to know music and harmony and be able to compose, but every girl receives a gocd musical education now, \u25a0o If she has originality why shouldn't she make four or five or six thousand a year from a few catohy songs? Why, the stage Is clamoring for popular songs, or songs to be made popular.* smd music publishers are as eager to pet bold ef a promising writer of lyrics and soorea as theatrical man agers are to tret good plays. **It !\u25a0 far easier to -write a song than it la to write a play. Think how sim ple a sheet of xnuslo looks by the side of a play many script, and the royal tiea sometimes ar« equal to thosa of THE TRAGEDY OF THE CHINAMAN WHO TOLD ((~~T— O have a Chinese friend tell me I that smuggled opium was con cealed in a certain den In China town; to raid that place a few hours later and find, Instead of opium, the dead body of a Chinaman Is an exper ience that I do not care to repeat," said T. 8. S-evenue Agent Thomas, when I asked him about his work in San Fran cisco's Chinatown. And this is the story as it was told to me by Thomas, a man who has spent 25 years in the revenue service, and who has risked his life a score of times among the moonshiners of the .Ken tucky hills and the opium smugglers of the western coast. "It happened a number of years ago when, although opium was imported under a heavy, tax, yet there \u25a0was much more smuggling going on than there la at present. The stuff was brought Into the city In various ways, left afa designated place, and then distributed around to the hop dens by an organ ized gang. "It used to keep me pretty busy those days, as this gang was made-, up "of daring and clever Chinamen. Besides, there were not as many customs offi cers on duty here at that time as there are now. Today the coast is prettywell patrolled by special agents of the cus toms. . a moderately successful melodrama or farce." ' . . The convent girl lived 'in ' Chicago "when she made her fame and fortune with "Sweet Bunch of Daisies.", That was 14 or- 15 years ago, and 'the com poser. Miss Anita Owen, is still draw ing an lncomo f rom ; the song, which "There used to be -a Chinaman by the name of — well, say Charlie "Wing, as I don't care to give his real name— who kept me pretty well informed as to the work of this gang. I had done him a little favor once and he knew of no other way to repay: me. , "Wing was said to be half white,' but I Uon*t know about that. Anyway,: it didn't take me long to find out that his tips were to' be reliid upon. When he came into my. office; and. told me.that a quantity of opium could be found at 10 o'cle^i on a certain night at some specified place in Dupont street, I al ways found It there. : . "This man Wing was «' peculiar char acter. He had a good' business and was quite an influential Chinese. Also he was a splendid actor and a magnifi cent liar. Although>he was!, qulto wealthy, he usually looked like a match peddler when he- came .into r the office to sec me. He would: give me informa tion that would get some .well" to do Chinese into "serious .trouble ; '; and ., that Chinese,- never suspecting, would send for Charley Wingto Interpret for. him and plead his case. > Wing? would' meet me out ,in;the hall and 'say: that _ man got ; plenty ? of , : money.-; \u25a0. Make him' pay/ fine.'? '\u25a0:, Then;-. 1 Inf. the 'presence: of the Chinese he "represented, hei would paint a word 1 picture of the abject pov erty of; the :offerider\that 'would* bring tears to. the* eyes-of an Irish- potato: \u25a0- • "One plea Wins always made, rc^arj co«t her less than $50 to place on the market. Recently Miss' Owen moved to New York and allied .herself with a music publishing house, agreeing to furnish ten songs a year for which ahe is to write the lyrics and scores. That Is less than an average of a song a month, and the publishers do not expect, greedy as they are for real successes, to have all ten reach the high water mark of sales, which is one hundred thousand copies of a^song. But at least some, of them "must have a run which is helped on to success by the whistling public and the übiqui tous hand organ. And her yearly guar antee is much larger than what the the average professional woman 'earns. ,Once Miss ' Owen wrote 'an opera, less of the age of the violator, used to amuse me greatly; With: his voice trembling and ] with \ his *- % yellow face wrinkled up into a most doleful ex pression, he, would say: "'This.- poor man velly ; ol' man, Thomasee.: Him> die soon anyway. Please let him go." ; > \u0084 "Wing never charged" any, one for his services;" nor did he ever Inform, on a fellow countryman .'who •-•was -'..in*- poor circumstances. I never tried to under stand the complex .psychology of 'iiis nature. It is as hard to - fathom the ways of the tricky Chinese; as it ia -to keep track the: government'l decis ions on 'what is; whisky?' \u25a0 : "Well," one day Wing; came Into, my office about 10 o'clock- in the -morning. He sat down ; In " that chair, where '\u25a0 you are sitting' now,. -and"V after 1:- talking awhile about nothing in- particular, he said: •' . \u25a0" ' • \u25a0 \u25a0 \u0084: \u25a0\u25a0;'\u25a0:'- '\u25a0: \u25a0: \- r,.'.--- ' -:\u25a0 "Thomasee, velly good .» fiend mine long time." ; .V- >--,-' T "'Oh, forget it,' I ; said. -'you . have lots of friends. Come, (what's 'new.' today?" '• "He; then told T me = that.aMarge;ship ment I . of opium 1 was ;.toT be Jfound^ats a den runrby— well/, Fohg" Lee ; ls ; as good a name as any-^—and- that *l3had? better drop; around '.there ; 'about' noon. ,- : . ' . ' "The noon, whistles i.were JUstblovr lng -when I^took three'officersand/start^ ed for the'opiumfden^ of »Fong!Lee!' We adopted ; our;usual tactlcs.^ofrappeitring to be 'strangers ! to.each. other. 1 . Two of "Th& Great Mogul,". and she has been ambitious with her songs, too, having many serious ones to her credit, but no classical composition could ever bring to her the pleasure and the suc cess • - which her first flower , - song brought. Since this 16 year 'old girl launched- "Sweet r ßunch of Daisies" In Chicago, attending to ';• the printing ;of the music, designing, the title., page and the placing of , tho' song" on the market, it has 'sold about one million copies. In those "days the composer's profits amounted : to , 10 cents a' copy, but since those days' the prices of sheet music have gone down* and the composer's profits have gone with them, so- that two cents 1 a copy is consid ered a fair profit to' be handed over by us went out the Washington "street'door of the. revenue office and up that street to Chinatown. The other two officers went out the Sansome; street door (and took a different route. Each man had a pocket electric light, a smaU y hatchet and a revolver. '; • \u25a0"A few minutes later, 'two; officers were stationed: at the back door of Fong Lee's place, which was located "In the basement of a Chinese restaurant. H ,; and another officer tried the front door but found it locked.- After pound ing on the door and no answer we proceeded to break it down .with: out hatchets. : ; The, door .'was of light ma terial and we were soon inside, v "There : wasn't'a Chinaman "in \ sight. , The place gave every .'evidence' that the occupants had made a ; hasty exit. About a dozen peanut oillamps, over- which : they | cook , their \ opium ; pills,^, were ' still burning; }a; chair, had been:: knocked over, and i a; number/ of Chinese \ tobacco* \u25a0 water-pipes .were" scattered on the floor. *V ' Wl ?£ ''\u25a0 Q ad "> told ; me that v the (smug gled opium ; was : hidden 'in- a " false >'. wall near the ; end of a' hallway; that' led into the rroom , wh er e Fong i Lee i: slept. We started :. : flown v. narrow, dimly lighted -passageway,^ but 'hadn't c gone farj -when : ; I : stumbled over^what^l thought; was a roll^of; blankets. "i> v • -.n sta rtedr tO.t 0 . g O < o n v. butj'a;. thought occurred to me.' \u25a0 There' were ino^ beds' near ; , ho w • cam c > thbse^b ian ke ts '.there ? j I turned around qulcklyJand: flashed my the publisher to the lyric and melody writer., "My friends tried their best to per suade me to let some music publishing house handle my first song, but I was determined to look; after the business end myself," said Miss Owen the other" day. "What did I, a girl of IC, know of publishing music? Nothing at all, 1 and now I marvel at my courage. But the success of the song was in no way due to. its launching. It sold in spite of, rather on account of, my: ef forts. . "By the end of the first year checks began to come in so fast that I could not \u25a0 keep count of them, and as soon as I had an armful, l concerted them into gold, which I kept stored In. "a vault in /a bank. My convent head coon- became turned by all this "money and ,1 rushed Into all sorts of extrava gances. I bought French gowns by the half dozen, had a maid and my own carriages, traveled wherever I wanted to, and felt like a Cinderella who had suddenly been released from the brown convent walls and got all the money ehe , wanted to spend and told to en- Joy herself. I did enjoy every cent of my wealth, and it all seemed Just like a fairy tale to find that I -suddenly " began to have a steady income of from j ten to ' fifteen "thousand a year, when a year before I had no; money at aY "But you can not live always on, the proceeds of "pne popular song," said Miss Owen. "Not when you spend your, earnings as I did, and after I had had _ all the fun and the dresses and the^ traveling I wanted I took'Vip my pen cil and paper again and sat at the piano ; hours at a time setting other^. words to the music which -ran through my; heed. But the ' 'Sweet Bunch of Daisies') had cut out a path : which I had to follow to please my publishers, for they called me the writer of flower % songs/ and whenever -I . ; brought in something. that had no mention of roses iOr daisies or \u25a0 pan sies— -some sentimen--. tal j flower— they : looked disappointed. One of ray favbrite songs, the.'lnvita tion Waltz Song,' was -written for and ftiing by Marie Van Studdiford, but it has never; reached the popularity of-my fiiet -attempt.".- ' Another ' successf ul r woman writer of Vongs. is. the. composer, of "Dearie,',' Miss Clare- Kummer, * or. Mrs. Arthur Henry, as she is known elsewhere than in the ;music world. Miss Kurajmer,' like Misa^ Owen, writes her, own lyrics and scores. This arrangement is far r more^satisfac tory .': in"' "general:' than; to combine" tho talents of two, 1 one writing; the music electric light full on the object. ' 'The work of a revenue agent Isn't ' particularly j dangerous; yet . I've , seen a goodj deal of rough life. . I was in some- nasty 'fights with | moonshiners back. ln s Kentucky; and on; one occasion I saw i a fellow officer*; shot H and ki lied right atmy side. 'The work has hard ened "me * more -or; less; 'but * when % I turned 'my- light on,< what I thought was only a ~ roll iof i blankets, 1 : I ; received the worst - shock |of /my I life. .There lay a :Chinaman._ with: his.v throat cut and with a savage knife^wound In his abdo men. It was my friend -Charlie ..Wlitg. The gangi had'gothimat last. ' ; . 'TVe .removed ' our, biats ; and stood for a moment -looking- : at 'the;- pitiful, form of ' what'only,' a : few! hours before "had been - . our •- generous, * warm - hearted,- \u25a0 faithful old- Charlie Wing, i His friend ship for me ; had cost" him his lifeJ.; Then :Iv remembered ;^what'r. % werei ;i almost; ;his lastiWords.to'me: -'Thomasee," you velly goodf fiend .mine long time.'; - '^"WeTput a ; bianket over .him and left 1 him 'where _• fay.'; Then- we ; climbed tip '. the [\ narrow V stairs f to Y the street, passed V; through '\u25a0 * tha * * crowd ;. that ; ! had " gathered • when jwe f broke l In"r the . door,'! and left? Chinatown." '. -V . . . < the fjtnurderers ever- caught?". irask"ed.":'-;*'-: v C'~y--'.; '\u25a0.'\u25a0'\u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0'• \u25a0'.'--.. '--. '\u25a0.:\u25a0\u25a0 . ' . \u25a0. v- '\u25a0 ' "-. ; . ."The ; police-w orked ; for a .while Vn thecase, but there , was no use. ;,I never befbre^told^what <I ;knew, of , the affair. See r -that]yo'ufdo riot?fepeat'it»" \u25a0while the other contributes the trords. There Is greater uniformity wherw only one person handles the entire song. And another important advantage in this solo work jis . that the royalties do not have to be shared when ttxera Is no collaborator. The two cents a copy rate, when divided in half, seems very, small, even when a song Is fairly successful. _~ _The popular song "Dearie" has boen one of the best money makers for au thor and publisher of anymodern song. Not even genuine ragtime has often equaled and seldom has it surpassed "Dearie' 3" record. Miss Kummer lives In New York and some of her later compositions are being sung In vaude ville by Sally Fisher, who started "Dearie" on its long road tour of popu larity. Recent publications by Miss Kummer are the "Garden of Dreams." "I Wonder if -It's True" and "The Road "to Yesterday;" " Mrs. Sol Bloom is a writer of songs as well as of instrumental music, al though she Is perhaps better known as the composer of the "Kiddles March" than of "It's Just Because I Love You So." Mrs. Bloom writes her own lyrics and scores and has made a very satisfactory. income — pocket money allowance she calls it— out of her mu sical successes. Beinarkable N'jw Fleah-Buflder, Pro^ . tone, Builds Up Flesh Fast and Makes You Plump aad ' \u25a0 Strong*. FrotsM S*»p« T*a Xla* aad Tlnm V whole *bo<Jy It j keeps you that way. - It la the most scientific and effective flesh aad strength builder co far known. \u25a0arring none. ; I FREE PROTONE COUPON. \u25a0 It w?ll cost you nothing to prore the re- ' rnarkable ' effects of this treatment. The - I'rotone Company will send to any one a frea : 60c package of Protone if • they will fill out this coupon and Inclose 10c In stamps or tilTer - to help corer postage. They will also send witt> . 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Mrs. Blanke-Belcher writes the score of her song first and then has the word* fitted to It. She Is very critical with her collaborator and often changes ho that her songs are rather more varied in sentiment than those of many of tne other writers. . Her b?st known one Is "Love Dreams." She has a flat tering reputation as th» composer oS "Lazarre "Waltzes** and the "Enchant- — ress Waltzes," this rhythmic tlanco measure being her favorite both for songs and Instrumental compositions. Miss Chzrrlotte Blake's forte la writ ing novelty numbers. She is a Detroit young woman whose musical reputation was made by a sentimental composi tion, hers being called the "Bridal Veil "Waltzes." HOW FRENCH WOMEN DEVELOP THE BUST. " Th« Positir* French Jlaihod of tteveioping th» Bust, by MaUamo Duliarna, v no* beios explained tot the tast tima to tiia ladies of America, "ilow to obtaio a luxurioos bust development seems ta be little understood *ia tins country." saYs MaJamo Da Jft£s§?BiSs2/L Itarrie. 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