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EVENING LE&ftER-PHIIiADEKPIITA". BATTTKDAY, DECEMBER 5, IdU.
SINGS IN BENEFIT
AT OPERA HOUSE
Great Audience Hears Con
tralto Assisted by Godow
sky and Cornfeld.
The Metropolitan Opera House was
filled almost to Its capacity last night by
an nudlence which gathered to hear Mine.
Bclium.inn-Helnk, LeopoldGodowsky and
Albert Cornfeld I" their Joint recital held
tinder tho nusplcles of the Committee on
Homo Hellef, derman-Austrlan Booth,
French Uootli, of tlio Jlade-ln-Amcrlca"
Bnznnr, which Is to be held later this
month. Tho benevolent purpose of the re
cital, which Is the relief of destitute
women and chlldreu, drew part of the
ciowdi the rest were attracted by the
reat combination of talent and genius
In tho thiee nrtlsts.
Mayor and Mrs. Itudolpli IJIankcnburg
occupied the box next to the fltflfrc oppo
site tho ono tnken by Mme. Schumann
ltelnk after her nart of the nroeram was
over. In another part of the house sat'
the Austrian Ambassador to the unueu
States. A distinguished list of patron
esses apoiiBored tho evening, many of the
boxes were retained by their occupants
on opera nights, and tho balcony nnd
fnmlly circle were practically sold out.
Although It has pot yet been nnnounced
what tho proceeds of tho concert would
amount to, the management was willing
to say after tho evening was over that
It was a thoroughgoing success.
Tho music was what could have been
expected for such an event. Each of the
artists appeared at least twice. Mr. Qo
dowsky, who began and ended the pro
gram, was rather unfortunate In his first
piece, the "Symphonic Studies" of Schu
mann, The audience kept coming In, and
after quiet had settled" down, tho length
nnd the essentially studloun character of
the piece caused visible discomfort. Mr.
Godowsky played with enre and a rather
subdued feting; not until the last of
tho studies did he bring lire Into his
There nre so many artists who are too
aliowy that it may appear ungracious to
criticise. Mr. Godowsky for not being
showy enough. Yet for such a large
piece, and under tho peculiar circum
stances which brought the audience there,
a. more facile choice of numbers should
Iiavo been made. In tho Chopin, which
came later, Mr Godowsky was happlei,
jot there, too, his sober technique, his
all-loo-rcstralncd utterance made his work
unachieved. Artistically Mr. Godowsky
gclned little by the evening's uorlc.
Albert Cornfeld, who began his career
s a violinist here n year ago, exhibited
his characteristic virtues and the faults,
which lie is rapidly' correcting, In tho
pieces ho played. They wore nil more
or les of a show-piece nature PaganinI
and Martini, I-alo and Sarasate. In his
first number ho displayed an astonishing
technical repertoire, marred by wenk
bowing at times, nnd Insufficient tone. In
tho Martini "Mlnuett" Mr. Comtek!
placed with a lightness of touch and a
lightness of spirit which muilo the grace
iully artificial sentiment iio expressed ex
actly right considering the liuturo of tho
piece. He has an easy command of his
bow, but it tends to become careless .it
jvoinenls; growing power of tone nnd
power of feeling should make an excellent
vlollnst of him.
Mme. Schumann-Helnk filled the even
ing with her good, great spirit. Her
voice Is loely. If not powerful, In tho
upper retches, and in I he lower It Is re
sonant and powerful and dramatic. Yet
Mor eTUiHdre noll (if th following- P?r
formnncn will sppeur before each crent Tne
uncritical calendar following is Intended mere
ly as a g-Jldo to the muslcnny perplexed
t.t t i
December T. Seat role opens for
,-i.Mfal At If Ann n.
TUKttPAY, December fl Mihengrln, with
Mme. Oadskl nnd MaUenauer, and Messrs
Ituyedxel, film and Oorltz. At the Opera
The Flontatey Quartet rlarlni Tehalkowky,
Haydn and Mllhauil At Wltherapoon. .
WhDNKSUATi IJeeember 0. The Musical Art
Club in Its annual concert. A varied program
of ocnl and Instrumental music. At Wither-
Serlce hy the American Guild, of Onanists
In the Church of the Advocate, 18th and Dla-
FIHDAY, December It. The Philadelphia Or
chestra, The overtures to "The Maajle Flute"
and to "Oberon"j the fourth ssmphony of
llrahma. Leonard llorwlek, plnnlst, will play
l'ccthovcn'a third concerto. In C minor. At
the Acmlemv, a I M. ......
SAYUIDAY, l)ecember,12. Second of the Con
cern for lonnr I'eoplc, Topic: Kxpresslan
ami Contrast In Woodwind. At the Utile
Theatre. 11 A,, it.
in I'niifttieipniA urcnesira repealing jti
INDUSTRIAL LOSS IN
BAD HOUSING, SAYS
day's program. At the Academy, 8-lo V. M
IN HAVING NO NEW
STEPS TO LEARN
Prominent Manufacturer Fa
vors Action That Will
Remedy Existing Tene-.
Season Seems Untroubled
With Needs of Study.
Still, There's That
"Knockabout Trot" They
one thinks not of the olce. and Its quali
ties, when ono hears her sing. She sang,
last tilsht, "My Heart Ever Faithful,"
the Buch hymn, which Is always sung by
contraltos, is welt known nnd well liked.
Tet she made It, somehow, n thltiK of her
own, gave it a personal meaning and af
firmation. Siio did the same with Raff's
"Eel still" again with the "Stllle Nadu"
which she sang as an encore. This song,
which Is played by every street band,
and suns by thousands, is none the less
her song, hers alone, by that power she
has of transmuting whatever she sings
Into a new mode. .And It Is endlessly to
her credit that she attempted nothing of
the sort with the "Paternoster" of
Krcbs-apd Blzefs "Agnus Del" which
were intoned rather than sung until the
f.ne dramatic closes of each. It Is a mat
ter of 10 jeura since this voice nnd this
singing have been so, the audience last
night appreciated Us good fortune.
Tho winter dancing season Is now well
under way and ns the general trend tho
fad will take during tho coming- few
months becomes apparent that vast body
termed "merely average dancers," Is
brcathln a sigh of relief.
And tho reason? For the first time
since the dancing craze started threo
years ago the unccnslng flood-tide of new
steps has been stemmed. No longer Is It
necessary for the devotees to hasten
through meals and shorten their quota
of night's sleep In order that time may
oe una lor tho relentless pursuit of some
puzzling new pedal agility.
Popular approval has, for tho present
at least, sanctioned a very humblo icper
tolrc. Docs one one-step, fox trot nnd
"lame duck," one can dnuco from dusk
to dawn among tho best without the
faintest blush that tinges the cheek with
tho realization of terpslchorcan Inferior
ity. Tho sigh of relief, of course, does not
extend to tho superlatively good dancers
nor to tho superlatively bad ones. Those
two classes rather" lament the absence of
ultra opportunities. In the former case,
because, denied the chnnco to demon
strate with blase (rtnd assumed) bashful
ncss. their ability to dance everything,
In tho Inttcr case because, denied tho
chance to demonstrate with confident
boldness their innblllty (unrealized, how
ever.) to dance anything.
So, even If the sigh of relief Is con
fined to the "only average" dancers they
constjnto so vast a majority that tho
dancing- populace as a whole !" very
The Orchestra Tour
neports from, but two of the concerts
playd by the Philadelphia Orchestra on
Us Western tour have coma to hand.
They are from Indianapolis and Cleve
land, and both nre heartily enthusiastic
over the work of the local organization.
In Indlapapolls Sir. nich, a native of
that place, was tho soloist. Tho crltlo
of the News refers to the understanding
and delicacy of his playing, the warmth
of his tone and the tine, wholesome work
which brought him n great ovation. "Mr
Btokoyvskl," says the critic, "la a won
derful conductor, a master of Instruments
nnd their possibilities. The orchestra
has acquired tt delightful perfection of
In Detroit Mme. Samaroff was the solo
ist. Of her the Free Press saya: "Ya
can think of no pianist with more Inher
ent capacity for Imparting pure artistic
pleasure." Tho same critic speaks en
thusiastically of the broad sweep of Sir.
Stokowskl's Imagination; "he painted on
& large canvas there were times
when he drove his players almost to
!Mlt' 1 J'lsl,8tenAwas e on obtaining
Just the effects Jie desired."
It Is good for Phlladelphlans to know
how their Orchestra Is received elsewhere.
"'""" nw vir nero nearly every
week one tenda to become fumlllar to
the oxtent of falling oft In appreciation.
Tho orchestra and Us audiences should
both flourish under this, foreign Impulse
NO IMPORTED STEPS NOW.
The dearth of now varieties of dance
Bteps can bo attributed to that much
blamed bugaboo "warlneuropc." The
number of dance steps that have been
originated In the salons of the Paris
teachers are too numerdus to mention.
Tho tango nnd the maxlxe are excellent"
examples. "With tho vast majority of
the one-time experts In the "cortez" and
tho "flying Mercury" fighting for their
country In trenches, thore la not much
room left In their heads for thoughts of
any kind and If any not of dancing.
As n consequence, the crop of steps
this winter is confined largely to the
"Made In (Amerlca" variety. And whllo
tho native brand Is Just as good as the
Imported, the American creative danc
ing mind Is not, It must be admitted.
nearly so versatile. So It Is that there
are only three dances being done this
winter, nnd they are distinctly American.
To be sure, having bribed tho musicians
to play the proper music, a couple now
nnd then wind through tho steps of the
"lu lu fado" or tho "roulo roule," or
the like, but such performances are only
Incldonts and hardly ever features, as
STILL, THERE'S THE "KNOCK
ABOUT." Nearly everybody can fox trot, waltz
and cne-step. Moreover, nearly every
one who lays pretense to being any sort
of dancer has mastered them. By which
token, relieved from the anxiety nnd dis
comfort of the endless struggle to have
something new, the dancing world Is en
Joying itself thoroughly.
But the period of rest may not be for
lonr. A black, sinister cloud Is appear
ing on the horizon. In New York re
cently there was Introduced the "Knock
about trot." If one can chin oneself
six times, stand on one's head and do
a black ilip-llop they say It Is easy.
CABNEGIE VETERANS DINED
.Musical Art Club
The second annual concert of the
Musical Art Club will be held In Wither
spttpn Hall on Wednesday evening. The
program has been carefully arranged and
tRo players and slpgr carefully chosen
irern the best musicians the city affords.
Anthony D. McNichol, Harry Baylor!
Henry Ouruey and Henry Hoti will sing
three songs at tho opening of the pro
grajuj John V. Sraunwllt sing two songs
of Strauss, two of Qullter and ono of
Eebumaniw aM Edwin Bvana will sing
four songs, completing the vocal program
Th Instrumental music includes a. cello
saw uy .nana tviuqier. a violin solo by
Hwward F. lUltay. a trio for piano, vIq.
111) and viola, two duets for two pianos
mJ a string octette In whleh members
of the Philadelphia Orchestra will play
T tlo cornea In for particular notie be
gauss It is by Mr. Zeokwer, who -will be
WW of its Interpreters, and alio because
tt?" Ju,t b'n awarl ho Mendelssohn
qtUb prUe. It is a lettlsr of R. W. Oil
i?tf 'The New Day "
. SALE AT MlSfi Hliays fiOHOOl,
, ObrUtms sale Is beta given by the
atomytu asut gr4uat of Mu Jim's
Sokwi: lftt 8p?ve. strMt ia t sSJool
VuJUUK today The sale la dulffMtl
to aid the C'hrltnaj Ked Crt) fund.
Mm. A 1 Lynj0.n, the prtnctatU f the
Mteel wU Ui Mrgurtte Lftutmkmelt,
president of the aiuauw. are In cr.
W SJUjutstti ttupeta is chalrmaa of
Annual Gathering of Old Associates
at Magnate's Residence.
NEW YORK. Dec. 6.-Andrew Car
negie's veterans, the men who were close
ly associated with him during his rise
from a humble beginning to his position
as a commanding figure In the steel in
dustry, gathered at hlu home, 3 East 01st
street, last night for their annual dinner.
It Is an event that Is looked forward
to by men who havo since become wealthy
and by those who have not much more
than they had when they were pounding
telegraph keys with the future Laird of
There was no Information to be had at
Sir. Carnegie's house last night; he has
always been reticent about these little
affairs. But It Is certain that all present
had a good time.
Industries In different tines nro often
affected thiough the present tenement
e II, In the opinion of Sninucl S. Pels, a
prominent manufacturer of this city.
IMr. Fcls said the woiklng ability of
many men who live In filthy tenements
was Impaired, ns a result of present
living conditions. He declared it often
happens that men become III. Their ab
sence front work usually affects tho dally
output of orders.
For years Mr. Kcls has bcerr-prominent
lit civic woirk. Ho Is n director of tho
Philadelphia Housing Commission nnd Is
ono of the many representative men who
nre urging Councils' Flnnncc Committee
to grant nn appropriation for the new
Division of Housing and Sanitation.
The net creating a Housing and Sani
tation Division was passed hy the Legis
lature moro tlinn n car ago. Governor
Tencr signed tho net. Councils' Finance
Commltece, of which John P. Connelly
Is chalrmnn, Is Ignoring the act. Mr.
Connelly has already Intimated no up-
proprlatlona will bo made for tho new
Several Councilmen, among them dual
officeholders, havo Rone on record that
they would not voto In favor of appro
pilntlons. moiig these In Select Council
man Edunrd lluchholz, of the 19th Ward,
who also Is a Kent Estate Assessor. Mr.
lluchholz contends that It Is impossible
to teach foreigners the art of cleanliness
with a bathtub.
"If present conditions," said Mr. Fcls,
"wcro changed I foci certain It nould
not only help the cmplojc, but also tho
cniplojer. It is my opinion ono can often
tell by n man's nork tho locality where
he Id cmplocd. Better work Is turned
out by men who llvo in healthy nnd snnl
"The man who lives In a dirty, filthy,
Insanitary room In the congested tene
ment section doesn't turn out as good
work as tho employe, who lives In a
sanitary house which has a toilet, n
bathtub nnd a courtyard. It Is common
sense that tho surroundings of a home
have a great effect not only c'n tho per
son from n physical standpoint, but also
upon Ills work.
"It Is natural when a man becomes 111
ns a result of living In the wretched tene
ments ho can't work. Now, suppose a
laigo number of men employed nt the
same plant should become HI on ono day
directly through the present living condi
tions It would mean that certain orders
could not be shipped.
"I think If wo had bettor living condi
tions all persons would benefit by it. T
hope Councils" Flnanco Committee will
grnnt tho appropriations. The measure as
passed by the Legislature Is a Just one
and thousands of poor families will bene
fit by It If Councils sees fit to grnnt the
As tho dny approaches when Councils'
Flnanco Committee will pass their Judg
ment on tho measure, moro Councilmen
nie falling Into line by declaring that
thry won't voto for tho appropriation.
Several of the Cduncilmen who yesterday
attended the special meeting to discuss
plans'for helping the unemployed refused
to be Interviewed.
Among tho Select Councilmen who de
claro that thoy will vote against the
measure are Select Councilmen Chailcs
Seger, of tho 7th Ward, In which dis
tricts there are hundreds of "cellar
rooms." The other belect councilmen
are dual officeholders.
PICTUIIES TELL STORY.
Here are a few pictures which Councils
has been asked to eliminate:
"A room In a three-roomed house where
five cots take up the entire floor space
and are used by a day and night shift of
boarderB. In many such houses 15 per
sons sleep In others 22. -while In one 50
people were found lllns in two rooms."
Another picture snapped by the camera
and which deals with the tenement house
"One-room apartment where the ten
ant was found to be losing her eyesight.
Filth, vermin, decayed garbage were
everywhere. The neighbors claim this
condition existed for more than n )ear
before It was reported."
Another scene snapped by the camera
of the Philadelphia Housing Commission
"A cellar used for sleeping. The cell
ing is 17 Inches nboe the aid wall; nnd
nn a level with the yard. In some cellars
babies have been found sleeping In rooms
that have no windows. The old law only
Interfeied with such living when the cel
lar was In a tenement. The new code
under the division of housing and sani
tation also requires to have a window to
the outer ulr."
rocoxn mountains, pa.
The Winter Inn
nUCK HII.T. FAI.LB
ROOM. WITH DATII. 11.50
HOTEL BURB RIDGE
HBff 'MODBRN FIREFKOOr
MKEH OOO. N. J.
A modern bold -with qulat air of domtjtlclty
ana a homelike atmotptere.
B. B. SPANQErNDBRO, Mir.
Can One of Moderate Means Take
a Winter Southern Trip? YES.
Six train daily
VKn'f s or 'phona
anJ for our it'
838 OtMtpat St.
HE attractiveness of the Southern Winter
resorts does not necessarily mean ex
travagance. The enjoyment of the vari
ous winter colonies ia within the reach of
thoso who want their Winter vacation to repre
sent a modest outlay. Comfortable, modern ac
commodations at cottage and inn may be had at
rates in keeping with the economical purse, while
the out-of-door sports and recreations are avail
able at comparatively low charges.
We will be glad to help you figure on approxi
mate cost of a Winter trip to such resorts as
Asheville in the Land of the Sky, Augusta, Aiken,
Columbia, Charleston, Summerville and the Gulf
resorts New Orleans, Mobile, Pass Christian,
Biloxl and Gulf Port, or, if you prefer, points on
the,Florida Peninsula. Round trip tourist tickets
honored via Asheville without additional charge.
Premier Carrier of the South,
Store Opens 8:30 A. Jlf.
Store Closes 6 P.M.
1VI ilsHtklb 1,
3000 Crepe de Chine
in a Special Sale
Also numbers of women's bathrobes,
women's sweaters, undermuslins and silk pet
ticoats. All specially priced and all suitable for
Christmas gifts to intimate friends.
OVrst Aisle, IJnst Alalr nnd Third Floor, Central)
Hundreds of Dress Patterns
Are Awaiting Santa Claus
Already in Christmas boxes are all the kinds of all
wool, cotton or silk-and-cotton materials that people usually
want for gifts, and anything in everyday stocks will bo
boxed on request.
It is worth noting that such practical gifts as dress
fabrics will be moro popular this Christmas than ever be
fore, if such a thing were possible.
8 yards silk-nnd-cotton pop
10 yards cheviot, $1,60.
B yards scrirc, $3.75.
G yards granite cloth, $3.
R yards scrpe, $3.
C yards nil-wool printed dial
0 yards plain challis, $2.28.
8 yards mercerized cotton, $2,
(Flrat Floor, Cheainnt)
10 yards gingham, $1.25.
8 yards percale, ?1.
G yards percale, 75c.
Women, Right and Left, Are Talking
About This Great Christmas Fashion Sale
The two great lots to be emphasized for Monday are suits and gowns for $30 and $50.
Some have just arrived from the makers; some are out of our own stocks, but in every
case they are from a third to a half sometimes much less than half of earlier prices.
Think of Getting for $30
A suit of tan zibcline with near-seal trimmings.
A red velour de laino costume with civet cat collar.
A rose-colored duvetyne with fitch fur.
Amazing broadcloths trimmed with fur.
A royal purple chiffon velvet with skunk fur.
A Bernard model in fancy blue velour.
Or a black velvet suit with fur collar.
Or of Getting for $50
A black caracul suit worth three times as much.
A green broadcloth copy of a Bechoff-David.
Afternoon and evening gowns equally distinguished,
Velvets and charmeuses, velvets with fur.
(First Floor, Centrnl)
Lambs' Wool Jackets Are On
the Needful List
Quite the nicest possible thing to slip on under the coat
that is a bit too thin. The lining is genuine lambs' wool and
they are very warm without being at all bulky.
Bluck or white, either, and $3 without sleeves and $5
(Third Tloor, Centrnl)
Fine Sewing Bags and Boxes
occupy a goodly section of the Notion Store these busy pre
Christmas days. They are very attractive, very welcome,
when received as gifts, and beautifully equipped with all the
Bags are $-1.50, $5, $6 each; boxes are $4.50 to $18.
(Main Floor, Centrnl)
A Sterling Silver Tea Set
Is a Lifetime Gift
For that reason it can't be too good or the design,
chosen with too much care. Most people prefer a hand
some period or other standard pattern that can be fol
lowed out in the small silver and the various serving
dishes and plates.
Just now there is a very large number of most
beautiful sterling silver tea sets here etched, hand
engraved, hand chased and hand wrought and with pol
ished or butler finish.
George III, five pieces $135
Colonial, five pieces $180
Plymouth, six pieces $195
Old English engraved, five pieces $270
Georgian, four pieces $3G0
English thread, six pieces $405
Hand wrought, six pieces $523
Very heavy etched, five pieces $600
(Jeelry Store. Chestnut nnd Thirteenth)
A Christmas Sale of Furs
In the Lower-Price Store1
Good, selected furs, not in great quantities, but at very special prices. Fashionable pelts, made up in
prevailing styles and each fur plainly marked with its own name.
Pointed Sitka fox sets just 15 sets in all S35, $37.50,
$42.50, $45, $47.50 and $50 set.
Baum marten fox sets six in all $39.75, $45 and $50.
Black lynx sets, just six, $30.
Kolinsky sets, two at $27.50 and $50.
Hudson seal muffs (sheared muskrat), $18.75, $22.50;
scarfs, $D to $18.75.
Japanese mink muffs fourteen of these $15 to $25;
scarfs, $5 to $25.
With these pieces are other attractive furs black
wolf, raccoon, cat lynx, red fox, gray fox and coney at
many prices starting with coney at $3.50.
And Fur Hats
After you've bought your new furs you will like to get
a smart little fur toque to go with them; all the fashionable
furs are included and made up into becoming little hats.
$6.50 to $9.50 each.
(Snlmur Floor, Market)
A Special Showing of
Distinctive models of silk and satin in gleaming
white. Distinctive chapeaux trimmed with soft furs,
flowers and fruits.
Prices are very reasonable.
(Second Floor, Chestnut)
Every girl who goes to the theater wants one of the
pearl sort. We have them for $7.50 to $20.
For traveling, black morocco opera glasses; prices $4
Good lenses give pleasure for a lifetime. ,
Prism field glasses, $27.50 to $75.
(Stain Gallrrr, Cheatn-it)
For Gifts Ecclesiastical
The Lace Store has lace surplices and albs which would
be very welcome gifts to the church. Prices, $15 to $22.50.
(Slain Floor, Central)
Silk Hosiery A Gift No Woman
Can Get Enough Of
Here in a variety larger than ever much larger than anywhere else. . ' ?
And we were fortunate in getting all of our imported novelties.
In every instance prices are as low as and in most cases lower than the same grade of goods
At $1 we liaye the best silk stockings made at that
price in black, white and colors.
At $1.35 is the Wanamaker original and famous cotton
top black silk stocking.
At $1.50 is a stocking generally admitted to be the boat
at that price.
At $2 is the finest silk stocking made in America,
black, white and colors and clocked.
At $2.50 Paris clocked, opep-work and embroidered
silk stockings of unusual quality. -
... At $3 -French fivercord clocked, embrQidered.'and drop,
stitched silk stockings.
Thenoome tho finer sorts beaded, spangled, lace
inserted and so on up to $50, ,
(Mala Floor, Market)
Silk Stocking Specials
Save a Third to Two-Thirds
At 50c Black, white and Qglored cotton.top silkj
At 75c Fine gauge black allrsllk.
At 1 Open-work and accordiao ribbed boilt sflk
and erabrglder instep silk.
Af, 52 Changeable. wnbraidreoT f, accodln uul
drop-stitch silk. mtMt "..