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WASHINGTON MUSICAL CLUB,
SKETCHES OF THE ARTISTS WHO COMPOSE IT AND ITS
PLANS FOR THE SEASON.
Slnco its organization tbo Washington Mu
sical Club has steadily grown in popularity.
The members are talented and able perform
ers and have earned enviable reputations both
at homo and abroad. In their ensemble play
ing the result of close study and musical in
tuition is at once apparent.
Mr. Henry Xander has been under the im
mediate instruction of the greatest masters
achievements. His exquisite enidation of
tone coloring, pianissimos, and exact phas
ing is seldom equaled.
Mr. HerndonMorscll, after studying In Italy
with Lamport! and Vaunucini, sanginLondon
for six mouths, and then came to America
where he made his debut in Boston with
Annie Louise dry and Myron V. Whitney,
lie was with the original "Boston Ideals" for
his managerial ability. Engagements forboth
public and piivato musical entertainments for
the coming season are now being made.
The management of the club announces In
a neatly printed circular a series of three con
certs to bo given at the Univerealist Church,
corner of L and Thirteenth streets northwest,
during this, the third season of the club's ex
istence. Eminent vocal talent has been se
cured to assist, at each performance. These
conceits will bo of n highly artistic nature,
and the repertoire for the present season will
include some of the newest uud most delight
ful selections in chamber music. In older
that the audiences may be composed of the
most appreciative and musical people the sale
of seals will be conducted on the individual
subscription plan. The first performance
will be given November 18, at which the fa
mous coutralto, Mrs. Julia Wyman, of Boston,
will assist. The exact dates for the last two
concerts will be announced later.
Mil. IIEKKY XAXDKIt.
of the piano. After a five years' course in the
Conservatory of Stuttgart, where he gave
especial attention to harmony, composition,
and instrumentation, he studied in the best
institutions of Berlin. Ills final course was
taken in Paris, where ho ranked among the
very highest in general musical proficleucy.
Ilis playinc is churacteiized by great preci
sion, technical skill, and delicacy In shading
Mr. Herman Rakemann, a pupil of Joachim
and Ysayo, Is an artist of exceptional ability.
Ho has mado the violin a close study, and on
his favorite intrument is recognized as one of
the best performers in this country. His
four years, and has since sunc in some of the
leading American opera companies.
The numbers rendered at past concerts In
clude some of the most famous com positious of
tbo world's greatest masters. Among them
may be mentioned trios by Gad e, J. Haydn,
Pollfni, Godard, J. Ball; Sonata Op. 18, Rub
instein "Ava Maria," by Bach. Gounod,
"The Virgin's Prayer," by Massenet, and "The
Kreutzer Sonata," by Beethoven.
In addition to the above works the club ha6
in preparation a collection of entirely now
compositions to bo introduced in this season's
concerts. Among the eminent vocalists who
have assisted at the club's performances the
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Mil, ItKllMAN KAK15MAN.
playing is Btnooth and finished, and marked
by the most subtlo elements of phrasing, deli
cate shading, and rhythmical nHuy&ps.
Mr. Paul Miersch, a prominent member of
the orchostra at the recent Bayroulh festival,
Js a native of Germany, and has studied In tho
foremost Institutions of that country. No ouo
is more at homo with tho violoncello than this
talented performer. His complete mastery of
this, the most soulful of stringed instruments,
is one of tho moit creditable of musical
names of Mrs. Julia Wyman, Miss Ida Klein,
Mrs. Gerrit Smith, Mile. Karln Pyk, Seuor
Mariano Maina, and others appear.
This club is one of the few organizations in
America that makes a specialty of chamber
music, and has dono much toward populariz
ing this clues of composition In Washington.
Dr. SIgol Bousb, tho club's mauagor, is a
youug gentleman well known in Washington.
Hie suecuasful handling of similar organiza
tions in the past has thoroughly established
STOIiB FROM MODERN AUTHORS
Where Some of tlie Classic Ancients Got
Their IlrlRli . Ideas.
But, after all, tho newest authors are the
oldest. In this new edition of "Familiar Quota
tions" wo have a lot of familiar sayincrs traced
away back to Greece and Egypt. A new
author by the name of Pilpay figures in this
edition. He was a Brahmin, and he lived
several centuries before Christ. Writing in
some early dialect of Sanscrit, he deliberately,
and with the most horrible heathen depravity,
6tolo some of the bet sayings of Herrlck,
Shakespeare, Butler, Clbber, and others. He
was bold enough to appropriate such modern
sayings as" What is bred in tho bone will never
como out of the llesh," "Possession is the
strongest tenure of the law," and so on.
. Hesiod, who wrote.in the seventh century
before Christ, was another of .these antique
plagiarists. Theognls, iEsehylus, Sophocles,
Euripides, Plautus, Terence, and many
others were great-suppliers of modern familiar
Every time you say "hence these' tears,"
Mn. niJIlNDON MORSliLL.
"the fiower o'f youth," "I do not care one
straw," "with presence of mind," or any one
of several other tilings equally familiar you
are simply quoting Teretice, who died 359
years before Christ. All the way through he
is as modern as Mr. Ilowells. Here is ono of
his sayings, and after it is quoted nothing
more need be said: "Inline, nothing is said
that has not been said beforo."
CHASED THE CASH BATjIV
The Old I armor Had an Idea Thai
AV-.H Iteini; ltuncoed.
Some amusement was created In a dry goods
store in this city tho other day when a farmer
came in to make a purchase. Ho bought
some calico, and, when the clerk placed the $5
bill tho farmer gavo him in tho cash ball and
sent it spinning toward tho cashier's desk, a
funny 6lght was witnessed.
Our rural friend evidently thought that was
tho last ho would over see of his bill unless ho
moved lively, which ho did, kceplug his eyes
fixed on the ball. Ho collided with an old
lady, fell over ono of the seats, regained his
feet, and kept right on until ho arrived at the
"By gosh I I want my money," ho gasped
"I've read too much about buueo tteerers to
lose my money, uud I'll have my change if I
clean out tho whole sheoliung."
"lie was finally pacified, and departed amid
tho broad smiles of the clerks and custom
ers In tho store. As he went out ho mut
tered; "if I dou't come to tho city very often, them
swindlers can't catch mo with their sawdust
. m i
Mr. Harry Gllfoll, who does some clever
work In tho "Trip to Ghlnatowu" Company,
which was at the Academy of Music lust
week, Is a former Washington boy. His
proper name Is Frank 13. Graff, and ho Is a
member of a well-known family in this city.
WHAT EASIIION DECREES. IIEU DE
VOTEES SHALL WEITE ON.
People of taste and thoso who desire to bo
regarded as fashionable are In nothing more
particular than about the stationery they use.
Elegant and modish stationery Is looked on
by many as almost a supreme test of social
standing and good form, and nothing is
understood to give greater pain to the devotee
of fashion than to receive u note enclosed in
a cheap-looking envelope and written on com
mon paper. And, as in everything else that
paper and the deep marine blue. For formal
acceptances and regrets tho eighty-pound
wovo or cream paper will bo the standard.
Another manufacture which has already
found favor among thoso seeking to bo very
stylish Is the Scotch granite.
Ten j ears ago tho English Hepp was intro
duced and for two seasons it held a place as a
most soucht for writing paper. It then went
out of style, but this season finds a lorge de
mand for It again. As a standard paper for
many years tho Marcus Ward has been pro
eminent. Whitings' Standard has only re
cently been learned by most purchasers to be
or equal finish and quality, but this
year tho one quality is demanded
as frequently as tho other. "Kendal"
mil. paui. miersch:
fashion touches, the changes in the style of
stationery are many and frequont. Taste or
whim decides that the writing paper used
last winter was too heavy or too light or too
loud in tints, and the dealers find that tho
variety of paper most called for then Is now
unsaleable. Each year something uew or
something that was once popular but fell into
disuse Is introduced and everybody wants it.
The ultra-fashionables supply themselves
with three distinct classes of writing paper
one upon which to write informal invitations
and acceptances or regrets, another for ordi
nary correspondence, and a third for foreign
correspondence. For the last use there is tho
is tlie name of a variety of paper that finds a
ready sale. It comes In white and azure bond
tints. Its distinctive feature is its dimensions
which are the lenatli of the commercial and
the width of an octavo thus taking a perfectly
square envelope. Parchment vellum is a
popular paper that requires a Lakewood
envelope which Is much longer than It is
broad. Tho paper itself is almost square and '
thus when folded once from the bottom to tho
top just fits tho envelope. Kid finish iu
white with a Gladys envelope Is asked for by
thoso who wish to bo odd or unique. Tho
Gladys has an oblique flap which folds from
the bottom of the envelope and extends over
pit. BiaKh itousn.
"Overland Mall," which is manufactured
especially for foreign letters, its especial char
acteristic being Its very light weight. For all
other purposes the greater demand is for
heavy, smooth, unruled paper Inclosed In
heavy envelopes. In color tho light and deli
cate shades of lavender, pluk, uud blue, with
tho evor-tusteful pure white or oreum,
will prevail. A now shade whloh will be In
troduced this season will be the mountain
pink, As popular as ever will be the Fidolo
the top fastening by a point on tho upper left
hand comer of tho front, On this point, a
monogram, initials, crest, or sealing wax cau
Crests, monograms, iuitials, aud coats-of-arms
ou lotter paper are 6tlll fashlouablo, In
creasing in favor is tho use of a uettt street
address die stamped iu doliutito shades of ink
for tho heading. Sealing wax is used ag
muoli hs over. The bwjt olttss of Purislau wax,
in all the light and delicate tints, is highFy
perfumed and is boiuj; sold rapidly.