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TUB HATURDAY MORNING COURIER
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HEALTH IN ONE SONG
"AFTER THE iALL" NETS A YOUNO
MAN $1,000 PER DAY.
Tke Most httwM Hallatt of th Cnl
IT A Com poser Who Cannot Read Ma
tie Haw Ha Suddenly Awoke t rind
Milwavkkr, Aug. 81. It if A matter
af Mora thaa passing tnterest that a Mil
waakee boy hits broken the record, in
these record hrtuiklng days, as a song
writer, nuhlUher lind sollor. Everybody
aowadaysis singing thst irreaistlble but
ted, "After the Bull." The chorus
After th ball Unver, after th break of morn,
After the dancers' leaving, ftr the tiara nr
Vur a heart I aching, If iron could read tlicm
Manr th hop that hat vanished, af (or (bo
it heard erery there, and it U probably
the mott successful song of tho century,
orer 800,000 copiee having Iron sold. It
Is aaid that no other song over sold toao
large aa extent, and it ia certainly a f act
that ao other song ever netted He com
aoaw a fortune in a few month' time.
The atory of tbia aong, "After tho
Ball," is full of hnraan interest. The
words aad' musio were compoeed by
Charlea K. Harris in a few bonra, and
the nost remarkable thing of all, out
aide of ita popularity, is that the com
poser doesn't know one musical note frem
Mother! Harris is of Hebrew extrac
tion, is 96 years of age, is self edncated
and is the composer of at least 19 ImiJ
lais that are now riding tho topmost
WAT of popularity. lie is of small stat
we, wJtb ret) hair and blue eyes, and
had eked out the tunal everyday exist
aaea until a few months ago aa a teacher
af the banjo, Today be if one of the
tteh wen of Milwaukee and ia enjoying
to taaasae of over $1,000 a day from the
alee of "After the Ball."
Barria baa struggled with all of the
phases of poverty, but one morning about
aix months ago he awoke to find himself
The composer showed me a record of
forty amusement cn.erprises that wrre
wag tats song aa h feature of their en
tertainments. It was first brought to
Ebllo notice by a member of Hnllen &
tft's company Into in the spring, Its
refrain has traveled around the world
aad is now being sung everywhere. Qo
where you may, yon can't get ont of its
reach. It has been dubbed theColum-
ball,' kept ringing in my ears, aad I
quickly recognised that I had a catchy
title for song. I thought out the verses,
and little by Utile the tune came to me,
and I fitted the words to It. Finally the
whole thing developed, and it came to
me like an inspiration. I hurried to a
musio house and ascertained that bo
musio had been published bearing the
same or a similar title to 'After the Ball.'
Then 1 sent for Joseph dander, the or
chestra leader, and picked out the piece
on the piano for him I can't read or
write musio, but I can play anything by
ear and I asked him if he could write
it down for me. Clander can grasp and
write musio as quickly aa a stenographer
can take a dictation, and in as hour or
so I had the words and musio of 'Aft
the Ball' on paper.
"Well, I gavo tho manuscripts tj
Doctor, and after rehearsing it he sang
it for tho first time at the amateur min
strel show, I sat way back in the
house, very nervous over the outcome.
Doctor sang two verses finely and got a
tremendous applause. This staggered
him, and he forgot the third. I left tho
house chagrined and mortified. I threw
tho manuscript in a drawer with a lot
of rubbish, fully determined never to
publish or look at it again. But the
people who heard it remembered the
tune, and it grew on them. I heard
boys whistling it a few daya later.
Borne Chicago visitors carried it to that
city, and I had two or three inquiries
for it. Two weeks later Ditson of Bos
ton ordered 10 copies. I don't know
how it had got that far out. This
flriWr induced me to publish the song,
a4 the result is known. Today I had a
4teyrahJ0 order from thia aame Boston
house vr 1400 copies. I expect the cir
culation, ii timk the million mark early
in September". keP two printing
houses at work oat J "!? m
ktlU for presa work eVl.OOO per
month. G. H. TwrowiMc.
s ii m . m t
LOADED FOR BEAR.
i v JjlHHHvBr saVvr
YOXJ CAN'T AFFORD TO IVIISiS IT
DID YOU EVER HEAR OF ANYTHING bIKE IT, AT THE GREAT FAIR AT
ST. JOSEPH, MO.
11, Hi II! I
THERE WILL CONTEST IN RACE8 ON THE FAST MILE TRACK
UY FIVE. Ill OF 1 FASTEST HUES NOW IN TRAINING
THE GKW f U f OR Jkii TROT
WILITAKK FLACK TliUHNDAY, HKITKMKIl 31.
THE ENRTIES AREfASFOLLOWS:-Marthn; Wilkes, 2:08; Bello Vnrn,
2:08: Littlef Albert, 2:10; Walter E., 2:10; Grcenleaf, 2:105 Nightingnlo (Andcr
aon'a), 2:10; NlKhtingtt!o (Ilamlin'aMdOKl Directum (3), 2:11)4; RylandT.,
2:115 Phabo Wilkes, 2:12); Favorn, 2:12? Henrico, 2:17; Allx, 2:10.
T ORUT VU OR fAii Pt
WIM. TAKK 1'I.ACK FKIDAY NKrTKMllKIl 32.
THE ENTRIES ARE AS FOLLOWS i-Mascot, 2:04; Hal Pointer, 2:04;
Flying Jlb,l2:05H; Guy, 2:0flaf; Manager, 2:07Af; Bluo Sign, 2:085 Robert J.,
2:09; Ontonlnn, 2:07; Riloy Medium, 2:10; Turco, 2:13; Atlantic King, 2:11
Monday, September 18, $6,000 for races. Tuesday, September 19, $8,000 for races. Wednesday,
eSeptember 20,8000 for races. Thursday, September 2!,$! 9,000 for races, Friday, September 22,
$8,oqp for races .Saturday, September 23, $8?ooo for races.
Man aong of the World's fair, aad one
haa heard nothing else there. The bands
, have played it, the soloists have aung it,
' aad even the Dahotneyaaa and Nubians
of the Midway who can't speak a wort
of' XngUsh and the dancing girls of the
.Persian aad Algerian theaters have
learned to hum the tune.
"After the Ball" haa been a veritable
aoataftoo. From the Bowery to Coney
anna it iim ueen mo oatiau 01 iuo sum
mer, aad millions of Americana areslng
mgH. It ia just bow the rage la Lon
iea aad Paris, aad the Swim and Italian
makenof masks boxes aad band organs
smvt tmmortaluMd it ia these iaetra
BMass of torture, aad iU popularity kao
aally iabfaaeiag day by day. Cold
weather may freeae It out, or cholera
atay borne aad divide honors with it, but
tkes sir mere aarmtsis.
That almost a milUoa copies have bew
bImbWI aUftal baIjI ial i saMnrntm mi mailA
" ,'af voeaawork. I called oa Mr. Harris,
, 'K ! tak . wmrkablev statement by showing
me nis oraer dooks ana casn recetpta.
Leading dealers are ordering the aong ia
1,000 lots, aad Harris' moomw has aver
aged for several waete 11,100a day from
we mm or ma songs.
The career of the yonag composer and
the story of how he wrote After the
Ball" poserasee many elements of roman
MO interest. He was bora ia Pough
Veepsic, N. Y.,inJ84. When a year
eld, his parents removed to Mew York
eity, where his boyhood was nassed.
Wlien 13 years of age, the boy came
, with Mtomi)y tojHUwjiuiee, where he
aaa srMVvr aince. '
Uvely, yonag, he began compoelng music,
aad thus lar.ttpward of 80 of his com-
deloMs ltave beea huhlialuiL Ho never
the advantage of a musical educa
tion, but he takes to music and musio
making aa naturally as a duck takes to
, water. HU' Arit songs were sold to pub
i ; Ushers, but sbortly after young Harris
' became his own publisher. Several
soage arared fairly aacceasful, and oae
aatitled "Kim aad Lets Make Up"
aettedhimB,000. Bat it was aot nnUl
ha composed "After the Ball" that things
began coming his way ia tallyboa aad
i eoaes.; , Harris told me, aad I now give
U -mr faeartt Ubm the aimpMatery of how
twiI.WM viinw. vntm murca wa
jk !0i IWaraafHrnycIefi were preparing to
fiT amateur eatertulnmaat. Sam,
'' '' ' Dootor. a local ainirer called on Harria
morning about a week before the
how and aaked him to write him a sons.
KA?,BfWhad attended ball in Chiouro
the night before aad was lying on a sofa
la' Wa oMoe when Doctor called. "I am
too tired, Bam," said HurrU, "to try to
rMStowrta1atjnBraow, I am suffering
saw W www v MMir im.wi. jw-,
mm vmuom, wtu uumif urrif
Aa Amattar Haatar' XsverlMMe la h
V (Special Compoad(&oe.l
BamtaFb, Aug. 81. "No more bears
ia mine" was the emphatlo announce
ment made by, Mr. William Hall of St.
Louis as soon as he waa able to make
known bis wants. And he had never
met bnt one bear either.
He bad been in Mew Mexico two or
three weeka and was doing some ama
teur hunting in tho Magdalena moun
tains southwest of Socorro. Ho had gone
out with tho desire and intention of find
ing and killing a bear and was very
much disgusted when he had spent a
week in camp and had not yet seen one.
So one day he started out alone, telling
his companions he was going out loaded
for bear and wasn't coming back until
he got oae.
But all this did not make bis surprise
aneblt the leeawhen a big cinnamon
suddenly rose up out of some brush a
few feet in front of him. He waa ao
surprised that he forgot what he waa
there for aad simply stood and stared
at the huge beast aa it began to make
for hita in a bee line. But before the
animal quite reached him his wits re
turned, aad he swung the rifle to bis
shoulder. He Bays that he pulled e
trigger and ia auito sure that he landed
one bullet inside the bear's hide, for he
is positive that he hnrd a dull thud.
But ho admits that what ho heard might
havo been the bear's paw on tho sldo of
bis head, for the creature brought a
tremendous raking blow down the side
of hia head and across his throat.
And then Mr. Hall knew no more un
til pain brought him to his senses some
time he haa no idea how long after
ward. Then the bear waa gone and haa
not since been in evidence But it bad
inflicted horrible punishment upon the
intruder into ita domains. Mr. Hall had
beea knocked over a low precipice a
small cliff a ,(ew feet in height and
either the fall or the force of the bear's
blow with ita paw had broken his right
leg. The flesh waa torn in great strips
from hia fight thigh and right arm, and
flesh and' skin hung in tatters from the
right aide of hia face. He waa so weak
from the loas of blood that when he tried
to drag himself along the ground he fell
back, exhausted aad almost fainting.
Then he tried to call out for help, but
foaad that be coulu not make a sound,
aad there waa an excruciating pain in
He thiaka that he must soon have
lapsed into a semidelirious condition
and remained in that state' for some
hours. He lay thero in the sun all
through the hottest part of the day, but
toward evening some Mexicans came
along and found him. One of them took
off bU shirt and tore it up, and with the
trips they bound np his wound the
best they could. Then they carried him
ia thelv arms to tho nearest wagon road,
gut him Into a wagon and drove him ta
Socorro, Through all of this Mr. Hall
was conscious only at rare intervals,
and he could not speak nor even whis
per a single syllable.
He bad gono into tho mountains from
Kelly, and no in Socorro 'o one knew
who he was or wheraha belonged. A
physician there set his lag and bandaged
his wounds, and then they sent him oa
the tram to Same. Fo to tho hospital of
the BUUre of 8t. Viucent. One of the
sietera returning to Santa Fe from So
corro cared for him on the train.
Finally settled in the hospital, it waa
several days before ho recovered strength
enough to caro whether the bear should
come back and cat him up or not. Bat
one day he made some movements with
bis left arm which were understood to
mean a dcelro for pencil and paper. They
supposed lie wanted to let them know
bis name and bow they coulu communi
cate with hU friends. So they watched
anxiously while he slowly and clumsily
penciled something on the paper, and
then this waa what they read, "No more
bears in, mine!" l
A swine o? the bear's claws acroaa his
throat had torn it open -and. injured' the
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