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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUUNAI FRIDAY M.'Y ' 1411)09. )
Pleasures of the Week.
The annual May party of the Elks ,
nlvon Friday night at the club rooms ,
Iiroved to ho one of the most pleasant
iioolnl oventH of the season. The
evening was cool for dancing , the mu-
nlo superb , the decorations attractive
nnd the crowd a Jolly ono. Voget's
concert orchcntra made the music and
demonstrated once moro that It la no
longer necessary to send away from
homo for superior orchestral service.
Punch was served In the club rooms
Punch WUB served In the dancing hall ,
and nt midnight a luncheon was
nerved In the club rooms below , n
doxon pretty girls waiting on the ta
bles A number of out of town visit
ors worn In attendance.
Mrs. Rudolph Wlchort Thursday
eveuMiK entertained a company of
young ladles , the party being compli
mentary to Miss Mlnnlo Verges , who
luuves Monday for Germany , whore
she Is to become a bride soon. Miss
Verges will ho accompanied by jior
younger sister , Marie. Refreshments
were served In three courses ,
A dinner party was given Saturday
evening at the Ralnbolt home , the oc
casion of the party being both the
LIrth anniversary and the presence In
Norfolk of G. Baldwin of Boston , a
Lrother of Mrs. Mathewson.
The girls' sowing club , which meets
every two weeks , was entertained last
Saturday afternoon by Miss Leta Car
ter nt a May party. A May pole was
a pretty feature of the party.
Trinity Social guild mot Wednesday
evening with Miss Edith Estabrook.
Several piano solos , rendered by Otto
Vogct , were ono of the pleasant fea
tures of the evening.
The T. B. T. were entertained Tues
day afternoon by Mrs. F. Taylor at her
home on South Second street. The
afternoon was pleasantly spent.
An Informal roller skating party at
tracted some twenty-five couples to
the roller skating rink Thursday even
Mr. and Mrs. Sol G. Mayor enter
tained the West Side Whist club
A Ninety-third Birthday.
Mrs. Mary Kingsbury , who has the
distinction of being the oldest person
in this vicinity , and who is undoubt
edly the oldest woman In Madison
county , surrounded by friends and
well wishers , on Sunday celebrated
lier ninety-third birthday at the home
of her daughter , Mrs. N. A. Ralnbolt.
Many visitors were received by Mrs.
JKlngsbury during the day , while floral
were especially numerous.
T mind clear and her Intellect
still sharp , Mrs. Kingsbury told her
cullers that she entered on her nine
ty-fourth year with as much courage
find feeling as well as she ever did.
Her friends naturally hope for the
privilege of many more birthday calls.
Mrs. Kingsbury was born In New
York at a time when James Madison
was still president of the United
States. Her home has been In Nor
folk for twenty-three years. Despite
the fact that she might be called a
pioneer resident of Norfolk , Mrs.
Kingsbury was a woman of seventy
years when she arrived here.
"Norfolk friends of Tom Brice will
fce glad to know that he is able to
leave Excelsior- Springs , Mo. , and that
hla recovery Is now almost complete
from his long siege He has gone to
Clnarfleln , In.
'Mrs 3. M. O'Connell of Ponca and 1
her daughters , Miss Marlon O'Connell I
of Osmond and Miss Edith O'Connell [
of Genoa , wore In the city to attend
the Klks May party.
II. C. Ttlatrau was In Omaha this
weclc attending the annual meeting
anil banquet of the Nebraska com-
mamlery of the Loyal Legion , of which
he Is an ox-comnmmler.
Mrs. U N. St. John , of Kearney ,
who was the guest of Mrs. W. J. Stad-
elman during the past week , returned
G. Baldwin of Boston spent Sunday
visiting with his sister , Mrs. D. Math
A granite shower , given Thursday
evening complimentary to Miss Clara
Anderson , who will be married this
month 1o Earl Perry , was followed by
a. dauoe to Railroad hall In South Nor
folk , a pleasant evening resulting for
the young people In attendance The
shower tool ; place at the home of the
bride's father , Gilbert Anderson , on
South First street. Light refresh-
Tnents wore served. After 10:30 : the
company adjourned to the hall for the
dancliy ; party. The cottage on South
Fifth street , which the bride and
bridegroom will occupy after the cere
mony this month , has Just been com-
lilcteil nnfl Is now being furnished.
Fred B. Parish , who was married In
Mason City , In. , last Saturday , to Miss
Florence Williams , Is the eldest son
of Mr. nnd Mrs. C. P. Parish of Norfolk -
In Norfolk despite i-
folk , nnd Is well known
pite the fact that he has spent the
past few years In Omaha. Mr. Parish
has a promising future before him i ,
having already "made good" as a sue-
ccBsful traveling man , despite the fact
that ho Is young In the business.
Miss Gretchen Hulff , who was mar
rled on last Mondar morning In Loa
Angeles , Cal. , to Clarence E. Romer ,
a linotype operator of that city , was
the first member of the graduating
clans of 1907 of the Nor/oik high
Boliool to , wotl. Mian Hulff went to
Los Angelen with her parents , Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Hnlff , more than a your
I ago. Thu wedding trip Included a
visit to the Catnllna Islands.
The high school commencement pro
gram will bo given at the Norfolk
Auditorium on May 28 , Governor Shal-
lonhorgor being the orator of the oc
casion. The alutnnl reception takes
place the following evening at Mar-
Wayne Normal Notes.
Faculty members have been en
gaged for a .number of commence
ment addresses. From now on some
of them will be very busy.
Miss Pearl Elloy of Madison , and
Mrs. Mary Sweeney of Lindsay , have
both been elected to positions In the
Humphrey schools for next year.
1'rofessor Bright Is In demand as
a lecturer on ' Education In the Philip
pine Islands" and "Tho Holy Land. "
Mr. Urlght Is n very pleasing speaker
and speaks on those subjects from
Miss Margaret Carroll , formerly a
teacher In the NobVnskn normal col
lege , will return from Chicago this ,
fall , where she has been attending
the Columbia School of Expression ,
and will next year bo at the head of
the department of elocution.
A class of young women has en
tered the manual training department.
Some of them are quite dextrous with
plane , saw and chisel , and really put
some of the young men to shame when
their work Is exhibited.
Miss Blanche Eddenfleld of Pierce ,
Horace Cox of Norfolk , Misses Bertha
and Minna Lamport of Battle Creek ,
Misses Kate and Mary Richardson of
Battle Creek are among the new stu
dents to enroll this week for' the re
malndor of the year.
Business Changes In the Northwest.
O. E. Garmong of Fairfax will start
a harness1 store at Horrlck.
R. W. Saloy of Columbus has opened
a piano store at Madison.
Dr. G. D. Shlpherd will start a mov
ing picture show at Alnsworth.
Will Wiley has bought the Hum.
phrey blacksmith shop at Burton.
Ed Rowlctt has opened a real es
Into and Insurance office in Madison.
Joe Krebeck , of Chatsworth , la. ,
has sold his pool hall In that place
and gone to live In Nellgh.
O. H. Maas and Fred Brechler of
the milling flrm of Maas & Brechler
have traded the Crolghton roller mills
for the Jones ranch In Holt county ,
consisting of 1,200 acres seven miles
west of Ewlng.
Herman Schneider and Miss Julia
Hamlk were married at Stuart this
Harry E. Graham , a young Spring-
view farmer , and Miss Adella McCoId ,
a Keya Paha county teacher , were
married May day.
Deputy Sheriff B. A. Harding of
Holt county and Miss Margaret B.
Septar of O'Neill were married
Wednesday morning , taking their
friends by surprise.
Atkinson , Neb. , May 7. Special to
The News ; A school meeting was
held at Miller's opera house Monday
evening , May 3 , for the election of a
building committee for the new school
house. It resulted In the election of
the following men : Messrs. Alltn.
McNIchols , Tuller and Roche.
Mrs. Thomas Walker will accompany
her > daughter , Mrs. Maude Merrlman ,
to her home at St. Joe , Ida. , Tuesday
evening , where she will visit an In
definite time. /
Mls's Lydla Wearns of Phoenix Is
spending a week visiting at the homo
of Miss Isabelle Havens.
Mrs. J. W. Angell and children left
for Wooster , Ov this morning to spend
the summer with Mrs. Angell's par
ents. She will return early In the fall
when It Is expected that the Presby
terian manse will be completed and
the family can occupy the same.
Peter Greeloy of Phoenix underwent
a surgical operation at the Park hotel
Monday afternoon. Mr. Greeley lost
a part tot his leg In the civil war and
all winter It has caused him consid
erable trouble. Dr. Douglas opened
the wound , scraped the bone and
sewed It up again. His many friends
will bo pleased to hear that he is on
the road to recovery.
Mrs. Milo Beobo died Tuesday afternoon - J
noon at her home after n two weeks'
Illness. She leaves a husband and
five small children to mourn her loss.
Although the deceased had been In
poor health for several years , yet her
death was a surprise to all. She was
a social member of the Royal Neigh
bor lodge , having Joined recently. The
funeral will bo held Thursday.
CONGESTION IN U. S. CITI-ZS.
Exhibition to Help Solve Evil to Be
Held In New York.
The eongested conditions of larg'w
American cities will be shown In the
Twenty-second regiment armory In
New York city from May a to 1(5. ( when
tlie exhibition on city planning and
municipal , art will be held The ex-
hlbltlon Is being held under the aus
pices of the committee on congestion
of population In New York and the
Municipal Art society Thejmrpose Is
to solve the problem of congestion and
develop the growth of cities alunu liy >
glenlc. economic und aesthetic lines.
A three days' conference , beginning'
with the opening of the exhibition ,
will be held to discuss conditions in
the largest cities Data will be gath
ered on which to formulate n definite
plan of Improvement In the future
* There are ninety cities In the United
States where congestion Is salrt to bo
ran \ evil The exhibits will show all
phases of municipal development In
New York and other cities.
tty AUCIA SPRAGUC.
Copyrighted , 11)09 ) , by Associated
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Miss Thortou always poured tea ut
precisely 3 o'clock In the afternoon for
a select circle of feminine friends.
They drank tea at > that early hour
so tluit those who were married might
get homo In time to prepare 0 o'clock
dinners for their husbands and that
those who were single might be safely
housed before the early darkness of
the winter evenings.
Miss Tlverton sometimes wished that
they might stay later , for It was al
ways a long , lonely stretch between
their going and bedtime.
Sometimes Lnrlniii Grcer stayed with
her , and on theme occasions Lavlnln's
brother Hlchard would call nt 0. And
these were the social .oases In Miss
Tiverton's desert of dreary evenings.
She always made more tea for Richard -
ard and brought out her little sponge
cakes. Richard liked Hue little cakes ,
and bo liked Miss Tiverton's dainty
ways , her delicate pink and white pret-
tlncss and her pale rose colored house
Lnvlnla thought Miss Tlverton very
foolish to wear muslin all winter.
"Think of the washing ! " she said as
she and Richard walked home one
evening. "And Letltla Tlverton Is as
poor ns Job's turkey. "
"She surrounds herself , " said Rich
ard musingly , "with an atmosphere of
Lavlnla sulffed. She hated to have
her brother say nice things about Letl
tla Tlverton. La'vlnla had kept her
brother's house for many years , and It
had always been her great duty to nip
sentimental affairs In the bud.
Therefore It was many weeks after
that ominous remark of Richard's be
fore she again spent an evening with
Letltla. She took her work over In
the mornings'or went to the little tea
drlnklngs , but she did not allow her
brother to darken the doors of the lit
tle gray cottage.
One day Richard spoke of It mlldly _ .
"We haven't been to Miss Tlverton'a
for a long time , " he said "not , I
think , for four weeks tomorrow. "
Lavinla gave him a sharp glance.
"How dl l you happen to remember
the date ? " she asked acidly.
Richard looked at her quizzically
over his glasses. "I noted the date In
niy diary , " ho said. "I always write
down the events of the day , Lavlnla. "
He did not tell her that he had added
after the formal statement , "Brought
Lavlula home from Miss T.'s , " the
further comment , "Miss T. looked like
a rose In her pink gown. "
A week later he urged Lavlnla to
call. "She will think something Is the
matter. " he said.
Lavlnia shrugged 'her ' shoulders. "I' '
have been there In the daytime , " she
said. "I don't see what more she can
Richard thought for a moment. "She
has told us that her evenings are lone
ly , " he reminded his sister.
"Humph ! " said Lavlnla. "I don't
know that we are called oil to put our
selves out to go there these freezing
cold nights. "
Richard returned to his book , but
after a reasonably judicious Interval
he looked up to say , " 1 saw a very
pretty tea basket In a shop this , morn-
lug , Lavlniu. padded Inside to keep the
tea warm" '
"Who wants a thing like that ? " La
vlnla questioned scornfully. "I always
make coffee , Richard. "
Richard said nothing more. He loved
tea , but Lavlnla preferred coffee , and
there you were. Yet the next morning
he sauntered to the flaming Japanese
bazaar , where were displayed native
wares to tempt the tourists who were
making the old fashioned southern vil
lage a halfway stopping place on their
way to the tropics.
The tea basket was a quaint affair
of oriental weaving wi'th a gay pink
satin lining and a green and pink cord
and tassel about the handle. The pink
made Richard think of Miss Tlverton.
With a detlant look he went In and
bought the basket and ordered It sent
His heart fulled him , however , when
the dark skinned salesman asked him
for n card to put with the gift.
"Just send It without , " he said hastl-
ly. Visions of Miss Lavlnla's wrath
should she know of his purchase cnmo
to him oppressively.
The mysterious basket was to little
Lctltlh Tlverton a source of Infinite
delightful speculation. She displayed
U to her afternoon circle , the rose col
ored lining , the pink cord and tassel ,
the Une basketry.
"And I can't imagine who sent me
such a beautiful thing. " she ended
radiantly when all bad seen It.
At the flrst glance Lnvlnla Greer's
eyes had hardened. Of all those wo
men she only suspected where that
basket had come from. Richard had
sent It. This looked seriously like
the beginning of a romance that .would
be most Inconvenient to Miss Lnvinla.
On the way home she thought over
a plan. H was simple. At dinner she
told Richard. "Letltla Tlverton was
too silly about a basket that some one
sent to her. "
Richard started , and his face flushed ,
He realized that Lavlula had put two
and two together and had guessed that
It was he who had sent the tea basket
' to Miss Tlverton.
"I wish you had een her , " Lavlnla
pursued. "I wish you had heard her
giggle and boast that you sent 4t. "
Richard turned questioning eyes
upon her. "But nho did not know that
1 had sen.t It , " he said. "There wan
no cord , Lavlula. "
Lavlniu went on hurriedly , "Well ,
then , she guessed'for she bragged of
It , Rlchard-lt-U-U was disgusting. "
Miss Luvlnla's face was a dull red
Shu did nut like wlmi she was doing
now that she was doing It Hut she
" 1 can't Imagine" Richard's tone
was Incisivecan't ! Imagine. Lavl
nla , n woman of Miss Tlvertoti's deli
cacy doing a thing like that. "
Lavlula tossed her head. ' "You don't
know much about women , Kit/hard , "
Richard walked abroad that night
consumed by angry doubts. Surely
Lavlnla would not I If. Surely Miss
'iiverton would not brag. II IH gold
bended cane tapped the pavement Ir
resolutely. Then suddenly he strode
down the street. Irresolute no longer ,
Miss l.clltla , ulutie.'mill ' a little wist
ful In her small gray cottage , heard
the tap of the cnne as she had heard
It every night when Richard went
forth for his evenlnj ; walk
Behind her curtains she had watched
him regularly and hud admired the
stralghtness of him. the briskness of
his walk , the brown waves of hair
which In defiance of modern fashion
he wore so long that It almost touched
his coat collar. '
It had never dawned on Miss Tlver
ton that such a great being as Lavl
nla's brother could look upon her and
find her lovely. In her humility she
had not dreamed that the basket was
an offering from such n source. '
She had thought the women of her
circle might have clubbed together to
bestow on her this gift of friendship ,
and her effusiveness at the afternoon
gathering had been due to her gratitude.
The tap of the gold headed cane
sounded right In front of her gate ,
stopped Mid began again on the stone
walk that led to the front door.
Then the bell rang. Miss Tlverton
answered It. Richard stepped over her
threshold for the first time without
his sister Lavlnla.
"I came. " he said when he was seat
ed , "to ask n question , a delicate ques
tion , Miss Tlverton. Who sent you
your tea basket ? "
Miss Lctltla's clear eyes met tils
frankly. "Oh , did Lavlnla tell you that
one was sent me ? " she asked , "It's
such a beauty ! " And she brought It
to him. displaying the rose lining and
Richard drew n long breath of relief.
The doubts that Lavlnla had planted
fled. There was nothing of deceit In
that childlike soul , In that flowcrllke
"Miss Letltla. " be said , with his
hand on the basket , "haven't you
guessed who sent 't ? "
Her puzzled glance met his. "No , "
"I I sent It , " he confessed , "be
cause It reminded me of you the rose
color and the pink like your pretty
gown , your pretty self , n rose of a
Miss Lctltia stood half poised for
flight. "Oh ! " she said breathlessly ,
and her eyes were like stars. "Oh ,
Mr. Grcer ! "
Richard grew bolder. "I sent It be
cause I "love you , Letltla. There Is no
happiness that could exceed that of
winning you for my wife. "
It came upon little Letitia almost
too suddenly , that vision of happiness ,
and she swayed toward him , looking
Just then more like a lily than a rose ,
and the ten basket dropped from her
Richard caught It deftly ns he drew
her to him. "You will pour ten for me ,
won't you. " he demanded , trying to
bring the color back to her cheeks ,
"for the rest of my days , Lctltia ? La
vlnla gives me coffee but , then , oh ,
hang Lavlnla ! Will you marry me.
sweetheart ? "
And Miss Lctitla after a startled
"Oh. Richard ! " buried her face against
his coat and said. "Yes. " \
Don't Be Cheap.
Do not hold yourself too cheap. If
you do not think well of yourself otb.
ers are not likely to think much of
you. You are usually taken at your
own value. By this Is not meant a
foolish self conceit , but a proper self
Have a regard for the esteem of
those whose opinion Is worth having.
No one can be admired by all. He
who has no enemies may doubt wheth
er he has real friends. Try to win the
regard of the good and the wise. If
the foolish take offense , pass it by.
Think too well of yourself to stoop
to anything coarse , mean or untrue.
However humble your station In life
may be , you may sthlnk yourself
worthy only of that which Is good and
true. To be genuine puts you on n
high level. Whatever your purse , you
may be rich in character. Think your
self worthy of the best to which you
can attain. Aim for the highest you
see , and should yon fall to reach It
you will still be higher than If your
aim had been low. Milwaukee Jour
A soft air shook the honeysuckle
vine. , and puffs of delicate perfume
floated gently to where erotic Bkmklu
sop sat spooning with his girl. Not a
leaf stirred. Only the stars and moon
above and the green earth below. All
around was the atmosphere of lee-ove.
Ills tone was reverend and hushed.
It was as If this slim and beautiful
maiden were In his eyes goddess.
"Darling , " he exclaimed , pausing In
his ecstatic osculations , "each time I
kiss you It makes n better man of me ! "
They fell to again .
A voice from above broke harshly on
the night :
"What are you by now , then saint
or archangel ? "
A burst of ribald laughter , the rattle
of A closing window and then once
more the holy calm of undisturbed
night. London Scraps.
Nlobrara Residence Burns.
NIohrara , Nob. , MSy 7. Special to
The NOWB : The residence of S. Irwin -
win has been destroyed by fire. The
lire had gotten such a good start when
the firemen arrived that they wore
unabld to save any of the household
There was no Insurance.
V. Pet Superstitions of Great Singers
By ENRICO CARUSO
COPYU1GHT , 1009. BY AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
, - visible phase of the
opera singer's life when ho or
she Is In view of the public on
the stage Is naturally the one
most Intimately connected In the minds
of the majority of people with the
singer's personality , and yet there are
many happenings , amusing or tragic ,
from the artlst'H point of view , which ,
though often seen , are ti often not
realized In their true significance by
the audience In front of the orchestra.
One might naturally think that a sing
er who has been appearing for years
on the operatic binge In many lands
would have overcome or outgrown
thnt bane of all public performers.
stage fright. ' Yet sucff Is'fnr froTrTthb
case , for It seems ns though the great
er the artistic temperament the more
truly the artist feels und the more of
himself he puts Into the music he
elngs the greater his nervousness be-
forehand. The latter Is of course aug
mented If the performance Is a first
night and the opera has as yet been
untried before n larger public.
This advance state of miserable phys
ical tension Is the portion of all great
singers alike , though In somewhat va
rying degrees , and It Is interesting to
note the forms It assumes with differ
ent people. In many It Is shown by
excessive Irritability and the disposal
to pick quarrels with any one who
comes in contact with them. This Is an
unhappy time for the luckless "dress
ers , " wig man and stage bands or
even fellow artists who encounter such
singers before their first appearance In
the evening. Trouble Is the portion of
In other artists the state of mind Is
Indicated by a stern set countenance
and a ghastly pallor , while smoothers
become slightly hysterical , laugh up
roariously at nothing or burst Into
weeping. I have seen a big six foot
bass singer , very popular at the opera
two or three seasons ago , walking to
and fro with the tears running down
his checks for n long time before his
entrance , and one of our greatest col
oratura priina donnas has conic to me
before the opera , sung a quavering
note in a voice full of emotion und
said , with touching accents : "Sec ; that
Is the best I can do. How can i go on
so ? "
I myself have been affected often by
such fright , though not always In
the extreme degree above described.
This nervousness , however , frequently
shows itself In one's performance in
the guise of Indifferent acting , singing
off the key , etc. Artists are generally
blamed for such shortcomings , appar
ent In the early part of the production ,
when , as n matter of fact , they them
selves are hardly conscious of them
and overcome them In the course of
the evening. Yet the public , even crit
ics , usually forget this fact and con
demn an entire performance for faults
which are due at the beginning to
The oft uttered complaint that op
eratic singers are the most dillicult to
get on with of any folk while Justified
perhaps can certainly be explained by
the foregoing observations.
We of the opera are often Inclined to
bo superstitious In a way that might
annul matter of fact Americans. One
woman , a distinguished and most In
telligent artist , crosses herself repeat
edly before taking her "cue , " nnd a
prlmn donna who is n favorite on two
continents and who Is always escorted
to the tbea'ter by her mother Invaria
bly goes through the very solemn cere
mony of kissing her mother goodby
and receiving her blessing before go
ing on to sing. The young woman
feels that she could not possibly sing
a note If the mother's eye were not on
her every moment from the wings.
Another famous singer wears a
email bracelet that was given to her
when nn Infant by Gounod. She has
grown somewhat stout of late years ,
and the , boon of gold has been re-
enforced so often that there Is hardly
any of the great composer's original
gift left. Still , she feels that It Is a
charm which has made her success ,
and whether sbeffilngs the part of n
lowly peasant or of a princess the
bracelet Is always visible.
And these little customs are not con
fined to the women singers either , for
the men nre equally fond of observing
some little tradition to cheer them In
their performance. These little traits ,
trivial perhaps in themselves , are of
vital Importance In that they create a
sense of security In the soul of the
artist , who goes on his way , If not re
joicing , at least convinced that the
fates arc not against him.
Ono of the penalties paid by the sing *
ers who are much In the public eye Is
the constant demand made on them to
listen to voices of vocal aspirants not
always very young ones , strange to
say. It Is sad to contemplate the num
ber of people who think they can sing
and nre destined by talent and tem
perament for operatic careers who
have been led by misguided or foolish
friends nnd too ofjcn by overanibl-
tlous and mercenary singing masters
Into spending time and money on their
voices In the fond hope of some day
astonishing the world. Alas , they do
not realize that the prent singers who
nrc hoard In the New York opera
hntn eR IIHVP been picked from the
world's supply after a process of most
drastic selection and that It U only the
moat rarely exceptional voice and tal
ent which after long years of study
end preparation become worthy to join
I am asked to hear many who have
voices with promise of beauty , but
who have obviously not the Intelli
gence tuKCHsiiry to take up a career ,
for It doe.s require considerable Intelli
gence to micccL'd In opera , In spite of
opinions to the contrary expressed by
many Others , who have keen and
alert minds and voices of line quality ,
yet lack that certain esprit nnd broad
ness of musical outlook required In a
great artist. This lack Is often HO ap
parent In the person's manner or bear
ing that I am tempted to .tell him It Is
no use before he utters a note. Yet
It would not do to refuse a hearing to
all these misfits , for there Is always
the chance of encountering the un
known gcMiIus. however rare a bird he
And how often have the world's
great voices been discovered by chance ,
but fortunately by some one empow
ered to bring out the latent gift !
Ono finds In America many beautiful
voices , and when one thinks of the
numerous singers successfully engaged
In operatic caret's both here nnd
abroad It cannot with Justice bo said ,
ns it used to be several years ago , thai
America does not produce opera sing
ers. Naturally a majority of these to
whom I give a hearing here In New
York nre Americans , and of these are
a number uf rotUly remarkable voices
and n fairly good conception of what
Is demanded of en opera singer.
Sometimes , however , It would bo
amusing if It were not tragic to see
how much off the track people nre
who have been led to think they have
futures. One young man who came
recently to sing for mo carried a portentous
tentous roll of music and spoke In the
deepest of bass voices. When asked
what his main difficulty was he re
plied that he "didn't seem to be able
to get on the key. " And this was ap
parent when he started In and wan
dered up nnd down the tonal till ho
managed to strike the tonic. Then he
asked me whether I would rather hear
"Qul sdegno. " from Mozart's "Magic
Flute. " .or "Love Me and the World Is
Mine. " Upon the latter being chosen
he asked the accompanist to transpose
It. and upon this gentleman's suggest
ing a third lower he said , "No ; put It
down 'an octave. " And that's where
be sang It too. I gently but firmly ad
vised the young man to seek other
paths than musical ones. However ,
such extreme examples as that an
happily rare ,
I would say to all young people who
are ambitious to enter on a career of
opera : Remember , It Is a thoroughly
bard worked profession , after all ; that
even with n voice of the requisite size
and proper cultivation there Is still n
repertory of roles to m-quire. long
months and years of study for this nnd
requiring a considerable feat 'of mem
ory to retain them even after they are
learned. Then there Is the art of actIng -
Ing to be studied , which Is. of course ,
an entire occupation In Itself and de
cldedly necessary In opera. Including
fencing bow to fall properly , the varl
ous gaits and gestures wherewith to
portray different emotions , etc. Then
as opera Is sung nowadays , the knowl
edge of the diction of nt least three
languages French. German and Ital
Ian if not essential , Is at least most
The Great Tenor Is a Very Supersti
There Is n certain trait Caruso holds
fast to always his superstition. Mme
Calve was generally supposed to have
appropriated the palm for occultism ,
but he long ago , even at his first ad
vent in America , made her many
small fetiches and beliefs appear but
Uiwdry Inventions. His Is the real ,
elaborated , genuine article of super
stition , If you should pass the first
tenor's dressing room at the Metropoll
tan the morning of any day that he late
to slug you would be aware of the fact
that he was to sing even though you
had not seen the cast list.
Ills man arrives early with all the
paraphernalia that distinguishes Caruso
ruse from his kind. The big dressinc
tnblo at one side of the place Is cov
ered Urst with red and over that with
white lace until It looks like an altar.
In the center nre u big silver framed
mirror and toilet articles. On both
Bides , quite covering the surface space ,
are little Illuminated pictures of micred
subjects. At the back on one side Is
a white doll dressed as Amnerls and
on the other a black one costumed as
Alda. On the wall above are hung
more holy pictures and a mass of
horseshoes , some only fragments , each
dependent from n gayly colored ribbon
nnd the whole swung so thickly togeth
er that It Is Impossible to tell where
pagan begins and Christian ends.
This table , with every Item of Its
decoration , accompanies Caruso. like
the tails on the sheep of Little Bo-
peep , wherever he goes. Nor will he
ever sing without It.
I wonder Is It because men are suca
cowards In heart that they ndinlro
bravery so much nnd place military
valor so far beyond every other qual
ity for /ewnrd and worship ? Thack
No Such Good Luck.
Nervous Old Lady ( for the seventh
time ) Oh , captain , Is there any dan
ger shall I be drowned ? Exasperated
Skipper I'm afraid not , ma'am. Lon
Women Figure In Strike Riot.
Now York , May 8. Women figured
conspicuously in Htroot rioting Inci
dent to the millions' strike , Most of
i..o trouble occurred on the upper cant
Hide. A woman customur leaving n
bakery was attacked by woman , A
policeman who urrostod ono of her ns-
Halliuits was assailed by n shrieking
mob of women nnd men who throw
bottles , bricks and chilm nt him. This
mob ran when he drew hla revolver
nnd a icscrvo force arrived ,
Another policeman had n similar ex
perience with a crowd of fifty women
who had attacked nnd slightly Injured
the daughter of n bakery proprietor.
The women followed htm Into n
uutchor shop with n prisoner ho had
made , attacking him viciously. They
had to bo driven out with clubs by
the other police summoned.
Railroad Machinists Strike.
Baltimore , M. 1) . , May 8. At a moot
ing the machinists of the Mount. Cluro
shops of the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road , numbering about 850 , vote l to
strike and this action may lead to
the men In all the shops of the Balti
more & Ohio system , numbering nbojt
1,000 , being called out. The primary
cuuso of action Is a notice from the
company , putting the erecting shops
at Mount Clare , on n piece work basin.
King Visits Injured Aeronaut.
Homo , May 8. King Victor Emman
uel visited Lieutenant Coldorara of the
navy , who was Injured while giving a
demonstration in a Wright aeroplane.
The lieutenant reiterated his previous
statement that the accident was due
to a fainting spell nnd not to n break
age * In the mechanism and pointed to
the fact thnt the motor was still run
ning when the aeroplane came to
Moonshiners Kill Marshal.
Hugo , Okla. , May 8. In a battle be
tween n posse and n band of moon
shiners near Turkey Creek , United
States Deputy Marshal Lou Holden
whs killed. The band was routed ,
many shots being fired. Three of the
moonshiners wore captured. The still
was destroyed nnd n quantity of
Dakota Lands Brought $45 Per.
Pierre , S. D. , May 8. State Land
Commissioner Dokken returned from
a trip to the nor icm part of the state ,
where he sold lands In the counties of
Miner , Jerauld , Aurora , Douglas , Mln-
nehaha , Charles , Mix and Gregory.
On , the trip he sold 12,201 acres of
school lands , bringing to the perma
nent school fund n. tolnl nf $ Ii ! > 4.nri8.
or an average of practically $45 per
New Dakota Bank.
Pierre , S. D. , May 8. Articles of
Incorporation have been filed for the Ni- -
German-American state bank at
Harold , with a capital of $5,000. Incorporators -
corporators arc S. Shrochor , Parkston ;
Fred Dinkier , F. A. Froltng , Harold ;
F. A. Kuehn , Hague. N. D.
Testing Child Labor Law.
Cincinnati , May 8. The case of the
state of Ohio against the Crane Paper
Box company , which is expected to
reach the -supremo court of the United
States , was began before a mag's-
trate today. It Is expected to decide
the right of the state to pass and en
force child labor laws. The case Is
one of a hundred charging violation
of the law which provides that no
child shall work more than four hours
In a day. The defense maintains that
the law Is unconstitutional and that It
conflicts with the right of contract. ,
Strike of Convict Laborers.
Kingston , N. Y. , May 8. Rioting
here In connection with the strike of
brlckmnkers tied up all the 'large
yards in this section.
The number of men out has reached
nearly GOO. Many of them arc paroled
prisoners from state penal Institu
It Is feared that the rioting may
reach serious proportions If these
manufacturers attempt next Monday
to carry out their plan to open the
yards with non-union men.
Die in Prairie Fires.
Winnipeg , Man. , May 8. Further
reports of lives being lost In prairie
fires In southern Saskatchewan are
Forty miles north , of Swift current ,
one child was burned to death and
four other members of the family dy
ing. Thu fires were started by care
less new settlers.
Tariff on Lead.
Washington , May 8. The senate ,
bya vote of 73 to 19 , adopted the
amendment fixing a rate of ono and
one-half cents a pound on lead in
lead ore. All the republicans voted
foi the provisions and Senators
Hughes of , Colorado and McEnnry of
Louisiana stood with them.
Northern Boys Win In Contest.
Alliance , Neb. , May 3. special to
The News : The northern Nebraska
boys carried off two-thirds of the
first prizes in the state declamatory
contest hero last night. \ Dana Cole
of , Nellgh and Ned Irvln of Madison
each went homo today with a first
Following were the winners : Ora
torical class : Ned Irvln , Madison ,
first ; Walter Rauort , Grand Island ,
second. Dramatic : Agatha Gregg , Al
liance , first ; Marie Douglass , Plaits-
month , second , Humorous : Dana
Cole , Nollgh , first ; Gertrude Stacy ,
Ord , second.
Northern Nebraska people will bo
pleased over the success of these two
boys. Dana Cole Is the thirteen-year-
old youth who made such a hit at the
northern Nebraska contest hero some
weeks ago. His parents are Mr. nnd
Mrs. W. W , Cole at Nollgh. Ned Irvln
node n strong Impression hero , also.
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