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SOCIETY PEOPLE How Mrs. Hawkesworth Made a Success of the Dances in City Hotels. DOES THINGS ON BIG SCALE e First Gained Prominence Through Her if "Chansons Crinolines," and Now n Manages Many Distinctive Af. tl fairs for Women of Fash. w lonable Circles. et By OSBORN MARSHALL. (Copyright, .McClure Newspapr Syndicate.) H It was when the craze for afternoon tip dancing had just hit New York that Si Mrs. R. W. lIawkesworth made the wi master stroke of her business career. 1I. Several of the large cafes in New York Ye had begun what they called the "the pe dansant," and if you went into any see one of these places in the late after- ha noon before six you would see men inl and women tangoing and trotting be- pit tween the tables, indulging in what ma they took pleasure in knowing was the the latest form of amusement. Every- Ing one who had the price and who cared I for that sort of amusement went to tun these dances, and as there are all sorts hac of people in New York so there was mu all sorts of dancing. That is one of she the things that made these dancing as teas so successful. Still there were some ultra-conserva- tea( tive New York people who liked to his dance in the afternoon who held back mal from the showy cafes. Their social a c( life centered about their own homes [ or the large hotels. Tea drinking in TI the palm gardens or Turkish rooms ivel; of the palatial hotels had amused them they other seasons, but it seemed dull when give there was the possibility of dancing. The; Mrs. Hawkesworth, part of whose roon business it is to feel the pulse of so- ask clety, pondered over the situation and scrit then, with her plans made, she went one to the manager of one of the newly- woul opened and largest hotels of the city. and "Afternoon dancing has come to only stay," she told him. "So far the only she ( place people can dance is in the showy went I II I tll I I gl I W e EvOryOnO Went to These Dances.t cafes. I will undertake to conduct af ternoon dances in your hotel for you and guarantee success if you will let me have carte blanche. There must be no objectionable dancing and we must cater to the conservative ele ment." She named the commission at which she would undertake this work and told the manager of the hotel to let her know what he thought of the prop osition when he thought it over. The hotel man decided at once, and before many days had passed one of the ball rooms on the twenty-fourth floor of this big hotel had been opened for af ternoon dancing. The price of admis sion was a dollar and anyone who wished might attend. Started Subscription Dances. Soon other hotel managers, hearing of Mrs. Hawkesworth's success, came to her and asked her to do the same thing for them. There is a great deal to do in managing these dances besides providing music and a suitable floor, and they knew that it was better to pay Mrs. Hawkesworth a high commission than to experiment themselves. But Mrs. Hawkesworth wisely refused to duplicate her achievements. She had another plan. While these public dances had gone-and are still going-wonderfully well, there were still some society people of New York who wanted something even more ex clusive. They would dance in the af ternoon at a hotel, they told Mrs. 1 Hawkesworth, if the dances could be put on the subscription basis. Hence Mrs. Hawkesworth opened a ý set of subscription afternoon dances at a hotel in New York, to which the general publc is not admitted, but which are attended by the most distin guished of New York society folk. I .Mrs. Ilawkesworth had come to be re. I garded as the genius of the afternoon ( dance and de mands canmeo fr her serv. i ices from far and near. So low in a one of the most exclusive hotels in s Philadelphia the best-behaved daugh- h ters of the old families can dance with C perfect propriety. In a world-known F hotel in Washington the most promi- b nent society folk-members of tho dip- s lomatic corps, senators' and cabinet ministers' wives and daughters and sons, and no doubt senators and cabl- C' LE ent ministers themnselves--can in- am dulge in the newest steps. In Pitts- am burgh, too, the millionaire set gather to ler in the afternoon dances at one of the in most palatial hotels of the city. All w, these dances are under Mrs. IIawkes- su worth's supervision. They were start- to ed by her and are conducted according sh to her plan. wI Only five winters ago Mrs. Ilawkes- da . worth faced one of the hardest situa- me on tions that a woman ever has to face. pa at She was suddenly left a widow and mi le without money. She had been used to We er. luxuries and was a woman of mature liv rk years, without a grain of business ex- age he perience and with no means-so it Ne y seemed-of earning an income. She kn, .r- had been given a good musical train- dit l ing as a girl and she had played the as( e- piano as a pastime throughout her j at married life. Her friends suggested rat is that she could earn a little by teach- the ing music, the d Mrs. Hawkesworth had the good for. of o tune to know Victor Herbert. She yoh :s had played as an amateur in ensemble the s music which he had conducted, and she if she asked him what chance she had moi g as a teacher. ent "Your gift lies in managing, not in Dag teaching," he told her, and she took o his advice seriously. She decided to peo make her first money by getting up Hai a concert. doer Does Big Things With Concerts. the There are some people who instinct. "I Ively begin things in a small way. If trat they decide to conduct musicales they idea give the first one on a small scale. thin They would use a friend's drawing corm room, employ cheap local talent and it?" ask only their acquaintances to sub. Bt scribe. But Mrs. Hawkesworth is not wide one of this class. She decided she resoi would have none but the best singers, aren and that her patronesses should be have only women of wealth. The very day here she decided to give the musicale she Mrs. went unaided and unintroduced to chý - some of the biggest entertainers in t the world and before nightfall she had drawn up contracts with Alma Gluck, Geraldine Farrar and Adeline Genee, t I all of whom happened to be in New York at that time. These contracts involved $6,000, a sum which she could not possibly have paid if the next step in her program had not proved suc cessful. This step was securing pa trons. Mrs. Hawkesworth called on a list of the most prominent society women of New York and asked them to sub scribe to the new series of morning a musicales she purposed giving at the Plaza hotel. They were to be different 1 from other musicales, she assured them, and her assurance was convinc ing. The next thing to do was to t make the musicales different. It was not enough to have Geraldine Farrar h sing and Genee dance. That was no special treat to society folk. Mrs. f Hawkesworth decided on having her s performers dress in costume suited to the songs they sang. For her first d performance she planned costumes and songs of the nattier style and so h with the aid of the beat costumers she could secure, her stars were dressed in the white curls and bouffant skirts e of the period of Louis XV. That sug. tl gested the name of the series of en- d tertainments, the "Chansons Crino. lines"-a name which has played no little part in the subsequent success of these entertainments. Now the name % "Chanson Crinoline" is known to so- H ciety and musical folk all over the s country. Mrs. Hawkesworth has stuck to her e idea of having the artists all in cos- t I, but tunic, although they are not all in crin. istin- oline. \Vhcn Amato appears she has folk. him dress in Italian costume to lit the be re. Italian love songs ihe has to sing. rnoon Olive Fremstedt sings Swedish songs serve in the peasant costume of the North, w in and Lucrezia lori sang Spanish folk Is in songs in the characteristic mantilla of aughl her native country. When Edmond with Clement sang his delightful old nown French songs he dressed in satin knee romi- breches, brocaded coat, powdered wig, s dip- silk stockings and shoe buckles. binet "Arranger" for Society Folk. and The first one of these "Chansons cabi- Crinolines" was a howling success, in- and Mrs. lHawkesworth's future was Pitts- assured. Society people-always anx ither ious to be amused- saw possibilities Sthie in this quiet-voiced, energetic little All woman, whose widow's weeds were in kes- such striking contrast to the gay en tart- tertainments she had arranged. If ding she could arrange unusual musicales I why couldn't. she arrange unusual I kes- (lances, dinners and private entertain. Itna- ments of all kinds? This was a de ace. parture from her intention to be a and musicale manager, but Mrs. HIawkes. d to worth was still too eager to make a ture living to refuse. That was four years ex- ago, and now among society folk in it New York and Newport she is as well a She known as an arranger of dances and s ain- dinners that are unusual as David Bel- b the asco is known as a theatrical manager. o her At one dance Mrs. Hawkesworth ar- f ted ranges a shower of real butterflies tch- that flit through the ballroom just at the appointed moment like a dream for. of fairyland. At another she has a E She yoke of flower-crowned oxen bring in ble the professional dancers. At another Lnd she has an arrangement like an enor iad mous book, so that the professional entertainers seem to jump from the aj in pages of a story as they appear. or ok "Where do you get all these ideas?" Ci to people are constantly asking Mrs. th up Hawkesworth, for they know she gc doesn't have time to travel far for them. yr ct- "It is simply a matter of concen. m, If tration," she says. "If I want a new su ey idea I just sit down and think and co le. think and if I think long enough it bo ag comes. That is concentration, isn't cl id it?" b. But don't imagine that every clever an ot widow suddenly thrown on her own m( ae resources could do the same. There we B, aren't fifty women in New York who cal re have energy enough. To prove this ch y here is the schedule of Just one of ini 1e Mrs. Hawkesworth's days: sul ;o One of Her Busy Days. fro She appears at her office at about ph: ten in the morning. The chances are gel that she will begin work with her secretary over an itemized bill for me an entertainment given the night be. the fore, for society women want very be( exact figures and are more apt to to quibble over five dollars paid f a thi: cents than anyone else. Then comes e a telephone message from a woman ble well known in society. thr "Oh, Mrs. Hawkesworth," she says fall wearily. "I have been appointed par chairman for the charity ball of such. eno and-such a league, and we want some. ical thing original. I have tried to manage ord but it is quite beyond me. Will you wer come up to my house this afternoon and talk it over?" Another telephone follows. It is ' from another society woman, known wa for the daring entertainments she C gives. "Mrs. Hawkesworth," she it; says gayly, "I am giving dinner to morrow and I want a moving-picture performance afterward. I haven't the least idea how to arrange for it and I just took a fancy to have it a mo ment ago." Then, as Mrs. Hawkesworth is rack ing her brains thinking how she will go about it and is just setting out to a moving-picture establishment, the telephone rings again. This time it is a message from one her musical stars who has been taken ill the last minute and cannot keep an appointment. As she hangs up the receiver from this call she is thinking whom she can get to take his place. She cannot wait to finish her work on the bills, al though they must be posted that after noon, for she must now hurry to the hotel in Fifty-seventh street where she has daily office hours in connection with her afternoon dances. Here she has a rehearsal for a special dance the week following. After that is over, she has to go to a florist's shop to make arrangements for some un usual dinner decorations and from there to interview one of the greatest singers she has secured for her next "Chanson Crinoline" about the cos tume she is to wear and the songs she is to sing. This takes till late afternoon and then she drops in at one of the hotels to see that the dano. ing is going on all right. Mrs. Hawkesworth is very particu lar about these dances. That is one of the reasons why they have been so successful with the more conserva tive elements. Perhkps a society woman with the best of intentions has drawn out a cigarette case, or perhaps one of the devotees of the fox trot has been demonstrating some steps that might lead to criticism. In this event it is Mrs. Hawkesworth's duty to remonstrate with the offender so tactfully that she doesn't know she has been reproved. Then, after a little rest and a hasty evening toilet, Mrs. Hawkesworth is whisked in a taxicab to the home of the society leader who is giving a big dinner that night. Mrs. Hawkes worth is never one of the party. In many cases the hostesses have sug gested that she join in the festivities which she keeps in motion, but Mrs. Hawkesworth has no interest in the social side of the game she plays. She enters as noiselessly as the caterer or the florist, and is only known by the results of her labor. E SILOAM SPRINGS MAN nt GETS BACK HEALTH orth, John MI. Reach of Siloam Springs, folk Ark., was long a sufferer from stomn la of ach troubles and related disorders enond common in this section of the coun old try. Along with his stomach trouble 1 knee he was occasionally attacked by la grippe. lie was congested, unhappy, I wig, nervous-just like la grippe always makes one feel. 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Slowly the heavy lids opened wide, showing a look of expectancy in her violet eyes. With eyes still wide open s she half turned from him, and sneezed! A Mix-Up. e "I was afraid there would be some e international complications in conse s quence of the stupid blunder our wait or made at our luncheon." "What was it?" f0 E @6r2ass neat th~ eneh masee with German silver." The Elusive One Point. "Possession is nine points of the law." "True, but the lawyers can keep a poor man fighting for that other tenth point." In His Vocabulary. She (writing letter) - What is a synonym for artistic? He-Expensive.