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ME. CALVES "OPHELIA.
The Great Actress Has Made a Triumph
in the ISa6 Scene.
(Iy William Judson )
Ono of tlio greatest (rat:oin of the
lyric stage Is Emma Calved Ophelia,
Of course, her triumph was readied In I
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tined as a piece of voral fireworks In
tho concert room no frequently that Its
dramatic possibilities wore not known
until Ciilvrt hIiowimI Hip world that
this mad scene wan one of the oppor
tunities of a dramatic singer's career.
The many tpelinlc.il dluieiilttes she
overcame In a manner which proved
that an a vocalist pure and simple she
had fpw equals ami no peers.
Hut her conquest lay In li'-r ability
to Imbue every measure, every note,
with emotional eloquence, while she
accompanied her (tight of song with
look and action suited to the word.
Calve's Margueilte Is one of her
striking characterizations, though the
majority of opra-lovers know her as
Carmen. Her Mirguerlte apiroaches
the heiolne of (loot lie more than that
of Gounod. Her Sappho, after Dan
defs heroine. Is her last creation. which
she has sung successfully In Paris.
Others would prefer to haw her con
line herself to the narrower list and
wider range of highly emotional roles
upon whose complexity of feeling she
might better expend the splendid re
sources of her temperament It re
mains, however, a fact that no artist
who has appealed before New York
audiences has mj "got the start of the
majestic world" without the use of a
large lepertolre. The name of Calve
Is in the public mind ludlssoluhly unit
ed with Carmen and Santuzz.i. and the
Impre.ssarlo of the Metropolitan opera
house. M. Maurice (Iran, naturally
gives the public what It demands. Hut
It will not lie possible to circumscribe
the genius of Emma Calve. She has
expressed herself as weary of Carmen
and eager to conquer new worlds. She
will explore and she will discover.
Whatever she does, she will not fall.
Many pretty stories are told of her
methods. I'm haps most of them are
apocryphal. It Is said that she went
to Spain and spent much time in
studying th" Spanish gypsies at short
range. She herself has sanctioned this
story by permitting it to stand uncon
tradicted. The story. Indeed. Is to her
credit. It shows that she went out
to see whether there was anything In
a Spanish gypsy tint might help her to
make an illusion for her public In
nil human probability she found noth
ing. Certainly there Is nothing of the
coarse and cheap nomad of the penin
Htila In her Cannon. She did bettei
when she spent some of her days and
nlght3 In the study of Prosper Meri
tnee'a story. There sbe found a com
plete, concrete personality. Hut Calved
Carmen Is a creatine of her own Im
agination. Frequently she Is tho ex
halation of a passing mood.
TJiIh Carmen Is in the main tho re
sult of study and artistic composition;
but sometimes she Is only a pouting
Carmen and at other times she Is as
stormy and as fathomless as aro the
seven seas. Hut. after all. If one goes
often to study the Impersonation, ho
realizes that it Is always In the mass
the same Carmen. Theie Is a differ
ence only In detail. It Is a better Car
men always when there Is a Hon .lose
of equal note, for Mine Calve requires
tho restraint of an art equal to her
own to prevent her from giving free
rein to the Impulse of the moment.
That she Is the greatest Carmen that
over trod the stage Is indisputable. Her
dramatic temperament Is overwhelm
ing and her means of expression are
beautiful and eloquent.
Hut remember that Mine. Calve Is
not Hlmply a lyric actress. She Is a
singer, and within her Held a great
one. IleV voice Is not one of the no
table organs of operatic history, but
It Is a very good one. and has the
loveliness of a distinct musical indi-
CHIL-DREX'S FLOWER PARTY.
What Is more charming than chil
dren and (lowers? Nothing. Conse
quently, ran any one Imagine a prettier
night than a children's (lower ball, at
which the llttlo tots are dressed to
represent llowors? Such a party was
lately given by a fond mnninia to her
charmluB daugliter. A largo room was
cleared of Its furniture and decorated
with Mowers In every conceivable way.
the walls being hung with garlands of
evergreon, among which various kinds
of flowers were mingled.
vlduallty. The very finality of lior
voice Is In Itself embodiment of licr
warm ami magnetic personality. Ami
Mine. Calve possesses In a marked lc-
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MM 12. CALVE AS OPHELIA -THE ACTRESS HAS MADE ONE OF THE
H NEATEST TRH'MPHS OF THE IAIUC STAGE.
giee the admirable faculty of coloring
her tones to meet the emotion of the
words. Listen to her singing In the
second act of ' Carmen.' Note how
the quality of tone changes when she
teases to slot in at Don .lose and begs
him to fly with her to the gypsy camp.
There one llnds an art of song that
lies far beyond the methods of the
WlnliT lii Strrlnil.
There Is no doubt Hint the plan of
taking a winter holiday in Switzerland
Is being more largely adopted of late
years, for all who try It discover the
country is more lovely Ih winter than
in summer. During December, Janu
ary and February In the high Swiss al
titudes theie are never any stormy
days, and winter sports, such as tobog
ganing, sKiiting. nocKey on ice ami
sloigh.ng all one- ample opportunity
ganing, skating, hockey on ice nnd
The Lttle bos represented the leaves
and grasses in green satin dress coats
with long tails, green gloves and shoes.
Several repiesented bees and butter
llles, and a few were Cupids, who In
their tights and gold wings wero
charming as they danced with the
The little maidens wero perfect
dreams of beauty nnd daintiness. Sev
eral represented fairies In Innumer
able white tarlatan skirts, making ver
Itablo sprites with their gauze wings
and ribbon-wound wands. "
for fun. All the gayety lias developed
within a few years. Fifteen yearn ago
a shrewd man opened a big hotel nt
Grlndelwald In winter and the Inlinbl- j
tants around about were filled with j
nmnzenient at the wild Idea, for nobody i
ever Imagined It would be anything hut
n big failure. Yet last winter guests ( The last words of great men utlcr
had to be turned away. New roads are cd as their life work was drawing to
being built, new hotels springing up a close, hnve furnished Inspiration for
for tho express accommodation of the future generations and been made tho
winter travelers. Skating nnd tobog- subject for story or song In nil coun
ganing on the Engadiiie have become
famous and the growth In popularity of ready? Then I die happy." Napoleon,
St. Morltz Is marvelous. Anything i few minutes before he expired, stam
more beautiful than the lako then niered out the words, "Army" and
after the Hist frost before the snow i 'France," but It could not be ascer-
has fallen cannot be Imagined, whllo
the Ice-tobogganing Is the fastest In
the world. Chicago News,
OiiIoiik anil (inrllc in 1'frfuiiio, .
In Tartary onions, leeks nnd garlic
are regarded as perfumes. A Tartar
lady will make herself agreeable by
rubbing a piece of freshly cut onion
on her hands and over her conn
lliii In Colli Storacii.
A novelty Is the cold storage of hops.
This Is done in several places. Sev-
eml systems ate employed, notably tho
,,,,,, Pontlfex and De la Vergn,
Most of the gowns wero of tulle.wlth
nrtlllclal or real (towers for trimming.
Ono charming costume represented tho
violet. The skirt was of accordion
plaited tulle; each plait had tho edge
sewn with violets. The bodice wi of
violet leaves, entliely overlapping each
other, ami tho sleeves were just puffs
of tulle. A beautiful yellow tulle rep
resented a double buttercup, nnd thoro
were several girlies who represented
pansles. Homo Magazine.
Liars should possess good memories.
DEATH MESSAGES BREATHING
LOVE OF COUNTRY.
iintiiriiriti rroiuio Hmirro of Ml-
ilre Which Unto Hrriiiiin lllilorlc
unit nn liMplriitlon fur I'litnrn (Ion
ernllom. tries where genius In the aits or lovo
of country Is given a high place. The
battlefield bus been a source whence
! has sprung many messages which have
; breathed of courage, often spoken tin
ier cover of Jest, and which have
mown the utter disregard of self when
the sufferer's country demanded a sac
rifice. When Lieut. Egerton, of H. M. S.
Powerful, had both his legs blown art
it Lndysmlth recently, bis ilrst
.houghts weie, not of ancestral home,
3ls broad acres, or the friends nnd
relatives he wns never to bee again,
ml of England's national game, of
alilcli ho was an onthusluf.tle devotee.
'This spoils my cricketing." he ex-
I Maimed, and lapsed Into unconscious
A parallel case was that of Cornet
5V. Hanks. Seventh Hussars, who lost
Ills life at the Munsn HiiitIi I.iinlmmr
, May, 185S. Alone and unsupported, the
' :erolc boy he was only IS charged
i strong body of rebels, and killed or
wounded a round dozen ere he was
i inhorscd by an unlucky tulwar stroke.
When lescued he was in n terrible
I slight. One leg was lopped off above
, :ho knee; the other was only hnnglng
' by a shred of flesh; one arm was cleft
:o the hone; the other had entirely ills
I ippeared, and about the body were
I many gaping wounds. "The tell me
I I can go yachting If I get over this,"
I "le cried, as they bore him from the
jperatlng tent, and fainted away. An
lour later he was dead, never having
i At the battle of Elnndslaagto there
tell Col. Gunning, of the Sixty-ninth
RHIes, whose last words. -Follow me.
Ullles," must have helped carry many
brave fellow forwaid up the Ilre
I swept hill. "Die hard. men. die hard."
i mooted Col. Inglis of the Fifty-seventh
Hrltlsh Infantry, when mortally
I wounded at Albiihera; and the legl
i ment has borne the proud nickname of
"The Dle-Hards"' from that day to
. this. Ensign Anstriitheis, who planted
! the Queen's color of tho Hoyal Welsh
1 3ii the bights of Alma, and was inline
l illately shot dead for his p.ilns, cried
."Floieat Etonn" he was an Eton boy
l as the fatal bullet struck him.
Nelson's '-Thank (lod. I have done
I my duty!" is historic; but the same
j nhrnse. or something very like It, has
, been used many times by soldiers on
I their death bed.-. Very touching In
, its simple and self-deprecatory modes
ty was the paraphrase of It used by
,'ol. Hooth of the Forty-third Hrltlsh
Infantry, who was mortally wounded
while leading the unsuccessful attack
tin the Gate Pah In the Maori war.
I When he found his end approaching
he sent for the general, and said, very
quietly, "Sir, I endeavoied to cany
I nut your orders; I am sorry I have
j failed; I at least tried to do my duty."
Washington's last words were, "It Is
well;" Wolfe's, "What, do they run al-
talned whether It was a dream, deliri
um or an adieu. The Diike of Cumber
land said, loudly, "It is all over." Sir
Hugh Percy, killed fighting for Henry
VI. nt Hedgeley Moore, cried as ho
fell, "I have at least saved tho bird In
my bosom," meaning that he had kept
the troth he plighted to his unfortun
ate sovereign, while so many had de-
sorted him, and thereby retained his
I own self-respect. Cromwell, when ho
i whs dying, was pressed to drink a pos
set which bad been prepared for him,
or at least to take some sleep, to
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...I.I..1. Im t.r.l.lfo.l 'T Id ,w.t ..... .In. I.,.,
to make what haste I can to be gone."
I .' ' T",,n 7. " kill V npiimin
?0 "of "his " iiSSu
Hon. Capt. Stanhope, and said, 'Stan
hope, remember me to your sister."
he sister referred to was the celebrat
ed beauty and wit, Lady Hester Stan
The Oli-I' .Xlllllltloin.
"Many girls will have noticed, I am
sure, that as our lives advance our am
bitions arc. apt to become more sim
ple." writes Helen Spencer in the cur
rent Ladles' Home Journal. "The
sreat plans we had as glils of thirteen
or fourteen settle gradually Into slm
pier ambitions. Wc learn gradually to
know that in smaller duties better Hi
ed to our hands lies the greatest hap
piness, and the possibility for fullest
mil richest development. Almost every
slrl, when sho Ilrst begins to realize
hat sho will probably never fiilllll nil
ler girlish ambitious because they aro
many of them beyond her possibilities,
.vlll have the Inclination to 'give up,'
is the ehlldien say. This Is apt to bo
the beginning of real discontent, and
It ought to bo battled with. Let a girl
once try to fully realize what It means
lo ho the Inspiration of some one pur
ion's life, the sunshine In the dark
ened lives of some ono or two people
mil sho will then undoistnnd how It
may fill her llfo almost to the brim
Ill lllutT Cnlle.l.
Mr. Quilts "No, I shall never mnrry
i girl who will not necept ntv opal en
gagement ting." Miss Eager "My
fnther Is a member of the Thirteen
iluk Jowelers Weekly.
Here Is a very "cute" Utile baby Hon .
who, though Just four months old H
quite willing to po-e for his pUiuiv.
He Is at present an Inmate of Sanger s
menagerie, ami is known by the name
of King George, .lust at present he is
a vrry docile little fellow, who-so fa-
vorlte playmate.! aie two nervou-.- j
looking cats, who lly fiom the caresses
A PRIMITIVE FERRY.
It I Still L'kimI fnr I'rimliiE tin- Ar
A primitive feny, such as was used
In Missouri forty years ago Is still in
operation at the crossing of the Ar
kansas river, between Muskogee and
Fort Gibson, In the Indian territory.
It Is a "hand ferry" and Is probably the
only one of Its kind In (he great south
west. At the point whole the stage
road crosses the broad Arkansas, the
river Is very shallow at most seasons
of the year, but its bottom Is quick
sand and a horse will bog in It very
quickly. For this reason the stream
cannot be fouled without the use or
the ferry. The feny Ih a platform,
wide enough for an ordinary trelglit
wagon or stage, nnd Is sun untitled by
a heavy railing. When teams are driv
en on It the ferrymen four negroes,
take up long poles and push the boat
from the bank, propelling it across the
stream by prodding the poles into the
sand near the forward end of the boat
nml walking towards the stern. Some
times the run flit of the river is swift;
but these ferrymen are so skllllul that
they are able to land the boat at the
proper point on the opposite side of
the river without mishap. The ferry
makes from six to ten trips a day, car
rying the stages and freight wagons
that go from Muskogee into the Chero
kee nation. Kansas City Star.
A Mmii fur l.iiiiiliin.
Though the Mohammedans in Lon
don number no more than U00. they are
bHlldlng a mosque, at a cost of f oO.UUU,
HAVING fUN WITH THE BOERS.
1 -- yygs, . I
Even when men are under m-e they
must have a little fun. This picture,
drawn In the trenches by a war artist!
shows a favorite trlik af the Flftli
Lancers in Ladysmlth.
At Ilrst they achieved much success
with a more simple exppillent.tbe time,
honored one or raising a helmet on a
stick. Over and over again the eager
Hoer sharpshooters would waste mmli
valuable time, ammunition and energy
on It. Hut finally the freshness was
worn out and no shots followed the
raising of the riddled helmet. --10
Lancew.bound to continue their rather
grim sport, then made a man of straw
put a soft felt hat on the tluiu-o rin.i
elevated It on a long pole. The result
of the big cushioned paws, as b.
springs upon thenr On the whole h
is a remarkably gentle little Ijp.isf,
having a great affection for his keip.-i,
who cariies him about In his arm., hki
a child King George, bv the wa. Is
an orphan, and, after the death of hN
mother, a large dog was secured as a
foster mother for him.
to accommodate fiom ;!00 to 400 wor
shipers, in addition to the women,
for whom a galleiy will bo provided.
It Is expected that when once, the
mosque Is established In the metropolis
Mohammedans, students In particular,
will (lock there fiom all parts of the
New INlltiuito of (IriiliiRlr Tllur.
All ingenious theory for the estima
tion of the time of the various geo
logical peilo'lsbas been propounded by
an engineer whose work on Western
railroads takes him into primitive
cfiiutiy. He says that In one great
depression in Wyoming the tree.-, have
been in Hiding the rate of erosion ot
the slopes for about liOO years so ac
curately that the data to be obtained
by a careful study of them will be a
factor of extreme importance in enab
ling scientists to convert geological
time into years. While he has nor yet
had time to collect those data prop
erly he makes the lough deduction
that, according to their records, the
Pliocene ami Pleistocene periods would
represent about one and one-half mil
lions of xcais. ami that, on this basis,
the Cenizoic time would be about four
millions of eais. This would moan
that all geological time from th" be
ginning of the Cambrian epoch would
be sixty-four millions of years.
Nvfir Kiiln Tlmr.
Rain has never been known to fall In
that part of Egypt between the two
I lower falls of the Nile,
was gratifying. Mullets chipped along
like i.iln. and the hat Hew high Into
the air. Down went the poor straw
man as if shot dead, only to reappear a
little further along the line to bo killed
again. The Moors tired at him lolig
lously all day long, and a spv report
ed to the Hrltlsh that night that they
weie Jubilant at the Immense amount
of loss that they had Indicted on the
enemy. On the next day, when they
discovered the Imposition, they wore
Hiigry that they loosed a Held gun
at the llgiue, firing tlnee shells befoie
their WlMtll ilhnlnll,.,,l i. ... .1,.,,,.
"'"M illJIKII III iMI"
them how grievously injudicious It w.isWfl
to waste serious ammunition on :i
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