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THE WASHINGTON- HERAUX. SUNDAY JAWUAR1HS; 1913.
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MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
The "Washington Oratorio Society, one
of the newest and most promising ot
local musical organizations, will mane lis
first appearance to-morrow evening and
"Wednesday evening at the Church ot the
Covenant at S o'clock. This society has
an active membership of over 130 voices
and many are soloists in the leading
church choirs or tne ciiy.
Th trorklni- Dlan of the society
unique. There are only nominal dues
of twentj-flve cents a month charged
the members and the Church of the
Covenant has been put at its disporal
for its rehearsals and performances.
There is a board of managers which has
entire charge of the business of. the club.
Members of the board are elected annu
ally from the active members of the club.
Sidney Llovd Wrightson. well known
in the music world, is tho musical dl
rector of tho society. Last season Mr.
Wrightson had charge of a large chorus
choir at tho Foundry M. E. Church.
Harvey Murray is the accompanist of
the society and local soloists will always
take the solo parts in concerts. To-mor
row evening the solo parts will be sua
talncd by Mrs. Ethel Hcltzclaw Gawlcr,
Miss Gertrude Reiner, sopranos: Miss
Faye Rowena Humphrey, contralto; Rich
ard P. Backing, tenor; J Walter Hum
phrey, lass. On -Wednesday evening the
soloists will be Miss Isabel Hall. MIbs
Gertrudo Reuter.ssopranos; Miss Marian
learner, contralto, J. t. ii. Howie, tenor;
George Miller, bass.
Admission will be by imitation only un
to S o'clock, at which time the church will
De opened to the public A silver offering
will be taken to help defray the expenses
of tho societj.
Following is the complete programme:
Order of scrlce: Organ recital at 7.43:
festival fantasia and fugue in C major
ana w minor tTsctilrch). cantablle in E
major (Dcmarest). toccata in D minor
(.awaros). Mr. II. II Freeman, organist
and cholrmnstcr of St John's, Church,
Washington, D C, S o clock: 11 mn No
656 "Now Thank We All Our God"
Cantata rrelude, chorus. "In tho Be
ginning Was the Word." tenor solo,
"Where Was Thou When I Laid the
Foundation"' chorus. 'Thou Art Worth.
O Lord," bass solo, and God said, "Let
l"s Make Man." (a) chorus, "In the Be
ginning." (b) semi-chorus, "He Was in
the World, ' (c) soprano solo, "The Light
bhlneth in Darkness." (a) chorus. "Hear
My Praer." (b) soprano solo, "In Thy
Faithfulness," chorus, "In the Beginning
and the Word was Flesh," bass solo.
recit, "Jesus Lifted Up His Ees," aria.
liioniy xny son." chorus (Fugue), "And
This is Life Eternal," bass solo, "Ve
Men or Israel." hymn, Crown Him with
Many Crowns." chorus. "Arise, Shine, for
iny Light Is Come," contralto solo.
me sun bnall Be no More Th Light.'
ieml chorus Oh How Blest'" tenor
solo I baw tho Heavens Opened."
chorus e Gie Thee Thanks. O God!"
Address A lic-minute interpretation
if Hip spiritual meaning of the cantata.
Rev Charles Wood. Offertory, Elsa
Entering the Cathedral," Lohengrin
(Wagner). Mr Harvey Murra . chorus,
"Hallelujah," Messiah (Handel), organ
postlude, "Alia Marcla" (Frederick Ar
cher) For the J-inuary concert of the Boston
Symphon Orchestra, which will be given
in tho New National Theater next Tues
day afternoon at 4 30 o clock. Dr Muck
has arranged a programme of unusual
Interest. Despite the presence on the pro
gramme of a w ork ,b Regcr, one of the
most modern of the moderns, the orches
tral numbers are of true classical rualltr.
Reger s concerto In ancient style, which
Is tho last one of his compositions and
has been printed only a few months, be
longs In form to the eighteenth century.
even it tno tnougnt is modern
Elena Gerhardt. the distinguished Ger
man soprano who is to be the soloist, lias
chosen as her first number two old
Italian arias one bj Marcello and the
other bv GTUck Miss Gerhardt who is
making her first appearance In Washing
ton at this concert, is a comparative
stranger in America Last cason was
tho first time she visited this country
Hor concerts then, however, were suf
ficient to Imprt'FS the musical public with
tho fact that in her German had sent
another valuable contribution to our mu
slcal life The possessor of a very beau
tlful soprano voice, she has taste and In
telligence in the interpretation of songs
ana arias tnat are the lot ot erj few
artists Her first number, as alread
aid. will be two Italian arias. 'II mio
bel fuoco" bv Marcello and "O del mio
dolco ardor ' b Cluck. Her second num
ber will be three very modern soncs b
Jill hard Strauss, the accompaniments to
which he himself orchestrated These
are Morgcn ' " iegcnllcd." and Cae-
The Regtr concerto in ancient stIc
had Its first performance in Frankfort-
on-the-Main last October and has its first
performance In America at an Invitation
concert of the Philharmonic Society In
New York a month later, while its first
public performances in America were at
the regular concerts of the Boston Sm-
phony Orchestra In Boston on December
IS and H It Is a work In three move
ments with incidental solo violin. Reger
has followed closely the model establish
ed by Bach and his contemporaries, yet
despite its form the work breathes the
spirit of modernlt and different from
mot of Rcgcr's works. It Is full of beau
tiful melodv The other orchestral num
liers will Im Bach's suite in B-mlnor for
flute and strings, and Mozart's Immortal
C-major symphon. commonl known as
the "Jupiter" In the Bach suite tho solo
flute will bo played by Andre Maquarre,
the eminent flautist of the orchestra.
Nothing that Dr Muck has done this
time or In ills previous stay In America
has won him more praise and created
more enthusiasm than his performances
of this wonderfully beautiful old suite
and Mozart's symphon The programme
In full Is as follows Concerto In ancient
style (Reger). old Italian arias. "II mio
bel fuoco" (Marcello): "O del mio dolce
ardor" (Gluck). suite In B-mlnor for flute
and strings (Bach); three songs with
orchestra. " Morgen," " Wiegenlicd,"
'"Caecille" (StrausB); symphony In C
major. No 4. "Jupiter" (Mozart). Soloist,
Miss Ellna Gerhardt.
The Joint rccilal to be gien b Alice
Nlelson. famous grand opera star, and
Gabriel Ysaye. the- son of the great Bel
glum violinist, at? the Columbia Theater
next Friday afternoon at 4J0 o'cloclp
promises to be 'one of the most enjoy
able musical events of the season.
It Is espicially attractive in that the
purchasers ot 'season tickets to Miss Co
der's course did not exDect the opportu
nity to hear both these artists. Only 'a
short time ago Eugene Ysae appeared
here to the delight of a large audience
and now his son, who has Inherited much
of his father's genius, and mora than
that, has had the benefit of Tils father's
schooling and example, will be heard.
The twoTsayesJhave given Joint recitals
in Europe with creat success.
Miss Nlelson has broken speed records
of musical character in learning a new
opera role. She receded a splendid
early training that has been of great
service to her in grasping a big operaue
role, and more than once has she saved
a situation through promptness in com
mitting a part to memory In a few hours.
Mme. Clara Butt, the great English
contralto, and her talented husband,
Kenncrley Rumford, a distinguished
English barytone, will appear here in a
single concert, next. Sunday evenlns at
the New National Tb'eater, January 12, at
8 13 o'clock. This will be welcome news
to the musical public of the city, and no
doubt these artists will be greeted by a
typical Washington musical audience.
Tho popularity of which Mme. Clara
Butt enjojs Is worthily "shared by her
husband, who in appearance is the "beau
Ideal" of handsome, elegant, well-groomed
English manhood Ills singing is
distinguished by artistic Insight and ver
satility, and thfl beautiful quality of his
voice. In conjunction with an exemplary
distinctness of enunciation and a pleas
ing gift of quiet manner, have made him
one of the most acceptable singers of the
day. Mr. Rumford is alwaj s a singularly
easy singer, profoundly as ho immerses
himself In the sentiments of his songs,
the work he Is doing Is neer apparent,
and his rich, full-toned bar tone has a
pecullarl "carrying" quality which en
ables even his softest pianissimo to be
clearly heard, at the back of the largest
hall. His vocal arts is of the most dex
terous and finished character, and in
songs of every mood and description he
is equally at home, although, perhaps
"love songs" ranging from the poetic
mysticism of the German lleder to the
straightforward simplicity of our old
English ballads are his particular forte.
Such, at any rate, is the opinion ot his
fair admirers. As an oratorio singer he
created a profound impression by the
great and quiet dignity of his stle and
his reverential feeling and whatever he
sings, he never descends from tho ped
estal of true art. There Is no stooping
lor the applause of the multitude. He
alwas gives the Impression (that he sings
becausehc loes to. not asa duty or as
an obligation to the public. Hence his
success, a success due to a combination
of natural capacity, intellectual culture.
and high artistic endeavor The pro
gramme follows- ''Allerseelen," "Traum
Durch Lie Dammerung (Richard
Strauss), "MIt einer Primula veris,"
"Zewl Braune Augen," "Mlt einer Was
serlllle," Zur Jchannlsnacht ' (Grieg),
Mr Kennerlev Rumford, "Rend 'il Se
rene Sossrme. "Lusinghe Piu Care,
Alessandro (Handel): "Von Svviger Llebe"
(Brahma). Der Nussbaum ' (Schumann);
"Der Wanderer" (Schubert). Mme Clara
Butt: Th Beaming Eyes' (McDowell):
"Why So Pale and Wan?" (C. H. Parry),
"The Gentle Maiden" (arr. by Arthur
Somervell). "Molleen Oge" old Irish air
(arr by C V Stanford): "When the
Swallows Homeward Fly" (M. V. White).
"King Charles." Cavalier song (M V.
White). Mr. Kennerley Rumford: duet,
"Night Hymn at Sea'' (Gerlng Thomas),
Mme. Butt and Mr Rumford: "L'An
gelus," old Breton air (arr by L. Bour-gault-DuCoudra),
Buss), "The Early Morning' (Graham
Peel) . "The Leaves- and the Wind
(Franco Leonl). "Abide With Me,' by
request (S LIddle), Mme. Clara Butt. Mr.
Harold Craxton at the piano.
The first evening concert of the Rubin
stein Club this season will be given In
the ballroom of the Raleigh Hotel. Wed
nesday evening, January 15, at S 30 o'clock.
A programme of exceptional beauty,
sho-vlng the wide versatility of. the club
and the progresslonal excellence of the
four assisting artists, has been .arranged,
pleasing alike to the connoisseur of
(.lassies, and tho lover of musical melody.
Mrs Dorothy Johnson Baseler. harpist,
of Philadelphia, who scored a great suc
cess with the club a season ago, Relnald
Werrenrath. the celebrated New York
bar tone. Signer Impcratori, violinist,
and Richard Lorleberg, cellist, will assist
the club in solo and obllgato work.
Report to Sage Feandation
Criticises the Working of
"Funds to Parents" Act
verence of her New England ancestors.
She has recently filled a limited number
of engagements with the Chicago Grand
Opera Company in Philadelphia, and will
appear for the first time in the title role
of Bucclni's "Tosca," with, the "Boston
Grand Opera Company in March. A royal
welcome awaits Mme. Nordica on her ap
The pupils of Mrs. Mabelle Stems, ap
peared in a very enjoyable programme at
her studio. 1S33 Lamont Street, Saturday,
lows: Sonattak, Opf'sT No.V(C?einentl)! DRAG ON JUVENILE COURT
tor two pianos, uorotny West and Car
lotta Corey: "Slumber Song" (Gurlltt),
Elizabeth Arnold; "The Shell." rrances
Corey, accompanied by Carlotta: "To a
Wild Rose" (McDowell). , Carlotta Corey:
"On the Water" (Sartorlo), Elizabeth
Arnold and Luclle Stockbergeri "Hunting
Song" (Heller): Humcresque. (Dvorak);
Scarf Dance (Chamlnade), Dorothy West;
"Goodnight Little vGlrl, Goodnight"
(Maey), Frances Corey, accompanied by
Mrs Pjiiwvf TV.titwtM lalas,,, OtMlnn-
sextet from Lufta, (Donizetti): "Anvil
Chorus" (arr, by Kryisse). Luclle Stock
berger; serenade, arranged by Tlrrrm
(Mozart), first piano, Dorothy and Car
lotta; second piano, Luclle and Elizabeth.
To Imitate flUams Law k Otker States
" Would Be a Mistake, Says
Expert Cartteas. -
IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD
At 7 30 o clock to-night in Trinity
Episcopal Church, Oscar Franklin Corn
stock will play a Christmas programme.
Including Pastorale by Bach. "The
Shepherds in the Field," by Mailing. "The
Holy Mght. by Buck; "March of the
Magi," by Dubois, and a fantasle on old
Christmas cards by Fatilkes.
To-morrow evening a special organ re
cital will be given under tho auspices of
the American Guild of Organists b Har
cld D Phillips. Mus. Bac. F. R. C. O .
head of organ department. Peabody Con
servatory of Music, Baltimore, dean of
Baltimore A. G. O Chanter, at St rtini
Church. Twent-thlrd Street, near Wash
Mme Lillian Nordica. the foremost
dramatic soprono of the day, after an ab
sence or two j ears will be heard in a
song recital at tho Columbia Theater
Friday afternoon, Januarv 17. at 4.3)
Students whose minds run to graduations
should ponder over this irreat xtnn-r' re
marks, "Believe in our own powers, be
patient nnd work, alwas work." This Is
an epitome of Lillian .Nordlca's belief,
and the secret of her great success, for
In addtion to her wonderful voice and
great beauty, she was fortunate enough
to possess the indomitable will and persc-
Tho following musical programme will
be rendered at the First, Congregational
Morning, organ prelude from Saint
Saens, elevation In E major, the anthems;
"Sweet is Thy Mercy, Lord" (Barnb);
"O for a Closer Walk with God" (Easter);
"I Sought the Lord" (Stevenson), alto
solo and chorus: organ postlude, march
In B minor by Schubert.
Evening:' Organ prelude, paraphrase,
"Nazareth" (Gounod-Westbrook): anthem.
"Radiant Morn" (Woodward): "Seek
Thee the Lord" (Roberts), and the choir
hymn "Come Unto Mo" (Wagner); organ
postlude by Dohtler.
Under thTdirectlon of Mr. W. O Little,
the choir of the Keller Memorial Church
gave the cantata, "The Star of the East."
Sunday night, W. J. Weber being the
organist. The solo numbers consisted of
Arise. Shine." "The Stranger Star."
"The Angel's Song," "Slrg O Heavens."
"The Beautiful Star." "Awake, Put on
Thy Strength." "Lead Thou Me On."
There Shall be no Night." and "Rejoice
Greatly." The personnel of the choir In
cludes the Misses Joy Colwel. Bessie
Humphreys, Helen Harper. Helen Miller,
Flora Palmer, Esther Mortimer, so
pranos; the Misses Florence Little. Marls'
Humphreys, Louise Bowdler. Marlon
Tucker, contraltos: Messrs W. R Seltzer,
IL Bonnet. William Mortimer, tenors.
Messrs W. B Little. William Rohrman.
Paul Miller, and Thurston Miller, bassos.
William Elchner plajed several violin
The Rebew Orchestra, H W. Weber, di
rector, -villi give a public rehearsal In
tho lecture room of the Keller Memorial
Church to-morrow night. Miss Estelle
Murray being the soloist.
At the Church of the Covenant to-day
the double quartet at the 3.3) service this
afternoon will render the following
music. Anthem. "Before the Heavens
Were Spread Abroad" (Horatio Parker),
anthem. O Come All Ye Faithful '
(Novelll): solo. "I Heard the Voice of
Jesus Sa" (Stean). Miss Lamer; anthem,
"Sing and Rejoice" (Barnb ) , solo, ' Pit .
O Saviour" (Slradrlla). George Miller,
anthem, "The Souls of the Righteous '
At the evening service of the Church
of tho Covenant to-day beginning at
8 o'clock, under the direction of Sydney
Lloyd Wrightson with Harvey Murray
at the organ, the evening choir of 100
voices will render the following music
Organ prelude. Andante, symphony No i
(Tschalkowsk), processional hymn. 'It
Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (Willis);
anthem. "As Pants the Heart" (Sophr
Simpson). Incidental solo b Miss Reuter.
anthem. "Abide With Me" (Monk): of-
fertor solo, 'O God Have Mercy," St
Paul (Mendelssohn), Mr. Svdnev L'od
Wrightson: anthem hmn, 'Weary of
Earth" (Langran); 'Sevenfold Amen"
(Stalncr), organ postlude In D (Otto
Misg Man Moskev. the popular and
talented oung musician, has Just re
turned homo from Staunton, Va , where
sho was the house guest of Mis liable
Heast '"Blckle during the Wilson home
Public pensions for vtldona
with children, Instead ot relief by
OTemeem of the poor or private
charitable aoclctlra, are helDK
discussed In every part of the
United States. Laws araatlne
pensions mil bo proposed la
many of the Forty-two Slate
whose Lrslslarurca meet this
In order to sret aetaal facia
with reffard to the success or
failure of widow pensions In a
few States which have already
adopted them, the Xlaasell Sage
Foundation commissioned C C,
Caratens, Secretary of the Mas
sachusetts Society tor (be Pre.
ventlon ot Crnelty to Children) to
make an Intensive study of the
Mr. Carslena, who la one of the
beat known child savlnc experts
In the country, spent several
weeks In San. Franelaco, alx
weeks In San Franelaco, alx
periods In Kanaaa City and Mil
waukee. Ilia full report to the
face Foundation will be pnb
llshed later aa a pamphlet. Mean
while, that moat Important por
Hon of the report which deala
with Caleagro penaloaa, and hla
general conclusions, arc ulven
here In advance of Ihrlr publica
tion la the Survey.
Dr and Mrs. T. A. Moskey entertained
on New Year's Evo with a ver interest
George Moske, the gifted young Wash
ington violinist, has been scoring much
success while concert touring In Vir
ginia during Christmas week.
The Il'Inois funds to parents act. wh'ch
enibles th Juvenile Court to pension
parents if they are poor and unable to
care for their children. Is a loosely drawn
law which does not limit Its benefits to
widows or even to mothers, but permits
the pensioning of both parents It is
certain to lie given. In time, a much
wider Interpretation than has et been
nut unnn it In rhlraro. which is now. a. J
ear and a half after its passage, the! two permanent commissions and resolu
tentlon. in addition, to tho much neglect
ed laws for the enforcement of legal
responsibility the desertion, bastardy.
and support-by-rel&tives. laws. Lump
sums from the public treasury ,re too
Ukeiy to oecome auDsuiuies ior au xnese
better measures, upon which emphasis
should be thrown.
TH& tMNDOFTHINGS. "
lip Woman's Board pf Foreign Mis-
lpns..ln the.MethodIst,Cburc.h has ap
pointed Thursday, January, a day for
united prayer "The -troubles to Korea,
the great opportunity in China- and the
war against Turkey are suggested as
vital .themes for intercession.
Editors 'of -the. Kentucky Press Asso
ciation met last weelc- They naturally
discussed many professional Interests.
I The programme of ""a single day, how-
' ever. Included such topics as tnese
'-'Child Welfare," "Rural Schools," "Pre
ventable DUeascs," and "Good Roads.'
Tho other day the editors of the dally
published by the University of Missouri
denounced a certain notorious play which
had coma to town, and, canceled the .ad
vertising contract with the theater man
1 agement. Aa a result, a commendatory
letter from Walter Piltchard Eaton, the
well-known dramatic critic of nign
ideals, was received, in which .he de
clared it probably the first Instance of
the kind where a first-class theater was
involved " '
The retirement from the. corresponding
secretaryship of the Federal Council vot
the Churches of Christ Jn America of
Rev. E. B. Sanford, D. D, on account
ot 111 health calls attention to the long,
patient, and often unappreciated service
he has rendered in behalfl of a closer
alignment of the Christian forces of
this country, sa)s the Congregationalism
Long before a great Inclusive Federal
Council was seriously though of by many
persons, Dr Sanford went from office
to office and from house to house try
ing to .press home upon influential men
In the ' variouj denominations the need
end, opportunity of federation. He it was
who guided the formation twenty ears
ago of the Open and Institutional
Church League, out of which this large
nation-covering Federal Council has de
veloped His methods have been quiet,
conciliatory, and winsome. He has done
a vast amount of detail work and it is
fitting now that he should be chosen
honorary secretary of the organization
and should be made aware'of the esteem
and affection so generally cherished for
As Frederick Linch sas. writing in
the Congregation-illst, of the Federal
Council of Churches
"Tiie era of "co-operatlv o Protestant-
Ism' has certainly dawned, to quote the
most not words of the new president.
Dean Matthews. If the Federal Council
had done nothing more than to bring the
denom nations together for mutual coun
sel over the affairs of the kingdom, this
would be much But no one could listen
to the reports of the work done by the
CHURCH-GOING ANP TflE COMMUNITY SPIRIT
By WILLIAM PIEKSOX MERRILL.
Great as In the cultural value of church-going, it is only Its
most obvious worth. It is. worth, 'your while to frequent the cbcreh
-becaiws-it-ls the beat-regular and definite expression of community Ufa
' All of 'us tendVto" live too much as Individuals, or as members of a
classNq. one Is living vvholesomely who Is not conscious of himself as a
part of a community. Now what is there better than the church. Indeed
whar Is there except the church, to express that common life, eyery
'church Is meant jto be a house of prayer for all people, a place
"where 'ordinary distinctions fade (n the one fact of neighborllness. In the
consciousness; of like nature, needs, and hopes.
It is easy, of course, to accuse the4church of carry lng-'into Its very
services the distinctions; 'the pride ot wealth, and place that mar and
hinder brotherhood outside the church. God oqly knows how painfully
true that accusation is in some cases. Tet I dare assert thatthe church
knows her. Ideal to be, that of a common ground for all peopleand that,
on the whole, she is true to'UieJdeal.
At least this is sure no other institution so stands for the community
life as does the 'church. ' The stores minister to the Individual. -The clubs
are by nature exclusive.' The libraries do not unite the people In common
expression of 'life. 'The-schools are for the children. But here is tho
church, opening-its doors to all, saying;: "Come, meet together in recogni
tion of common needs and ideals " And wherever the church Is separate,
exclusive, dominated by the spirit of caste or theological bias, it is a
1 traitor to its history, its ideal, and its Lord. ' ,
-. Upon any sensitive, thoughtful man or woman the church must pow
erfully impress not only that their life Is rooted in the past, bnt that their
life Is footed in the common life. The New England fathers called their
churches'.rmeeting houses? and, homely as the word is, there is a splen
did strength In It. It is what the church should be. what the true church
is. ameetlng bouse, where things that divide fade from sight and the
things that consolidate humanity are seen In their greatness.
Some one expressed to Ralph Waldo Emerson surprise that he so
.faithfully" attended the little church in Concord, where there was little to
minister to his KTeat mind He replied very simply that he valued church
service a an expression of -the community sense and felt it worth while
to attend" that he might shaj-e In that common life of the neighborhood.
Jane Addams has stated the same motive quite as strongly and simply
In telling how and why she, became a church member. "What was L" she
asks, "with my dreams of universal brotherhood, to withhold my fellow
ship from the one institution which, with all its faults, has always upheld
that brotherhood as its Ideal?"
. (Cormctot. 1912, the McCcrmkk PabUahlsz Co.)
NURSES HOLD MEETING.
Alamnl of Mlsalonary Training
School Meet nt Takoms Park.
With Elder A. G. Danlells, the president
or the- general conference of Seventh
any Adventlsts, as one of the speakers.
tne Alumni Association or the Nurses'
Training School of the Washington San
atorium held a reunion at the residence
or Dr. H. N. Slsco, medical superintend
ent ot the Institution. In Takoma Park.
programme, consisting ot addresses.
tho reading of class histories and special
music was rendered.
President Danlells spoko on the essen
tial things In a sanatorium aside from
religious and professional duties Other
speakers were Prof. W. W. Presvjott, sec
retary ot the Religious Liberty Associa
tion; Elder F. M. Wilcox, editor of the
dvent Review and Sabbath Herald; F.
,. Hommel. O. B Kuhn, Dr. Patience
Bourdeau-SIsco, and Dr. ir. N. Slsco.
The makers ot German "lebkuchen"
(ginger bread and spice cakes) ac
knowledge that the'y use liquid white of
eggs imported from China. The amount
of this so-called Chinese albumen im
ported In 1910 was 4J2,4S4 pounds.
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the beauty cbntest. Valuable
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PIONZALEY STBING QUAETET,
To appear In concert In JTew Wlllard Ball Room Saturday at 430 p.
The .Flonzalcy Quartet will cive a pro
gramme at the 'New Willard ball room
next Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock.
This organization is one of the greatest
string quartets. '
A peer or the Kneisel Quartet In musi
cianship and pure virtuosity, it Is without
J la rival n the world lathe field of roman
tic music No one who has ever heard
them can forget the exquisite finish, fine
shading, the fire and vigor, the dramatic
expression, 'and perfect phrasing of the
Flonzaleys. The members of the quartet
are Adolfo Bettl. first violin: Alfred
Pochon. second vlollni Ugo Ara, viola;
and Ivan D'Arcbanibcau, violoncello.
only Illinois community that has seen
fit to take advantcgo of its provisions.
After six weeks' study of the pension
administration in Chicago and an Inten
sivc Investigation or 100 of tho XM fami
lies that are receiving aid. the law does
not appear to bo one to imitate, though
the Judge of the court. Judge Plncknev,
has done everything to safeguard Its
administration by Inviting the leading
charities or the city and a group of
socially minded citizens to aid him. To
the committee thus constituted, nnd to
the stanch way In which the Judge has
supported their work. Is due such suc
cess as has been achieved
In practice the pensions have been
largely confined to widows with two or
mpre children, to women whose husbands
are ixVmanentl disabled, and to women
who have been dtscrted more than two
cars. Wholesilo desertion would havn
been encouraged by the pensioning of
families recently deserted On the whole,
investigation shows Intelligent choice of
beneficiaries In the first Instance, and
more adequate assistance than had been
given before by the private agencies in
terested In the same families
Two Weak itpols.
But two very weak spots were dis
covered (1) in the greatly decreased
Interest of relatives, churches, and em-
ploers In doing their share since the
public pension went Into effect a de
crease shown in 51 out of the 100 cases
stmuca. and (Z) In the total Incompe
tence of a large majority of the pro
bation officers" supposed to have super
vision or the pensioned families. In X3
out or 100 families, their suDerv islnn w:s
Inadequate; in SS families the conditions
were such that there should be a court
reneanng or tne case and a new order
issued it the pension Is to be continued
In 10 families now being pensioned the
nome is too nad to be kept together,
owing to drink, immorality, or serious
communicable disease. In other words,
"pensions" and "relief" seem to have
much the same effect and to need the
The law was agitated for as a means
of keeping children out -ot Institutions,
but the population of Chicago institu
tions was JJ5 greater for the six months
ending June 39, 191, than for the same
sir months in 1511, when there wero no
pensions. Families containing 1,700 chil
dren are being pensioned at a cost of
nearly !l,O0O a month It is estimated
that Chicago must SDend rmannti n-rt
ear if tho present pension policy, even
with its unusually strict Interpretation
of the law, continues.
In summing up mv conclusions ffn-
vlsltlng not, only Chicago, but San Fran
cisco. Kansas City, nnrt MilmuV.
I point out:
.Four Conclusions In Brief.
The unwisdom of copying a fcn.slnn
law on tho statute book of on Hft
in umer states wnere resources, methods
of administration, and needs are quite
uuictcuu urea wunin tne same State
provisions should be adapted to local
Adequate relief cannot be assured by
estimating So much per child or per
-i-""j- -me innexiDinty of public pen
sion funds has made it necessary for
the Chicago court .to aak. the private
agencies to take over the care of a num
ber of families which it cannot relieve
adequately without danger, to Its whole
administrative policy. "
New machinery for the relief of a spe
cial cias3 is Deing created, without deal
ing with the machinery of public relief
already in existence. Ja Chicago, the
country relief Xlepartment investigates
the applications for pensions already in
vestigated by the probation officers. This
duplicate machinery, with Its conflict of
antnonues, is most unfortunate. Judge
Plnckney, ot the Chicago, and Judge
Baker, of the Boston Juvenile Court,
have testified that the Juvenile Court Is
not the right agency to administer these
pensions, and that they will interfere
with the court's discharge )Z Its proper
The enthusiasm in favor .of widows'
pensions must not be underestimated or
undervalued. It 1s bornjof a desire to
see, Justice done, but Justice la best done
through the (better protection of the liv
ing, so that there may be fewer widows
with dependent children. Prevention of
and adequate provision for Industrial ac
cident, for occupational and other pre
ventable diseases. State-wide provision
for the cure ot curable disease, ade
quate segregation and .kind care for all
the unfortunates who must not propa
gate their kind these are the points In
a social programme that need most at-
tlons offered b the various committees
without seeing that the beginning of co
operative Protestantism is more than
love feasts and council tables. If an
one thing was apparent at Chicago, It
was the feeling of all we may say all
without exception that the Federal
Council of Churches must now become
tho channel through which the united
churches must move against the evil of
the world. It must not be forgotten.
then, that the era or co-operative Pro
testantism is her Henry Ward Beecher
said: 'When the day comes that denomi
nations cease fighting each other and
unite to fight the sin of tho world, look
up to the clouds to se the Son or Man
S E Nicholson, for eighteen years In
successive posts as State superintendent
of Indiana. Maryland, and Pennsylvania,
then as legislative agent In Washington
and latterly ns general secretary, lias
long been one of the most promi
nent, efficient, and respected workers of
the Anti-Saloon Leasue. Now he has
resigned to become editor of the Ameri
can Friend. This publication, hitherto
published in Philadelphia, has been ac
quired by the Five Year Meeting of the
Friends as Its official organ. Henceforth
It will be published from Richmond. Ind .
the real seat of Quaker officialdom. In
spite of Philadelphia's familiar title of
the "Quaker Clt. vvitn tno American
Friend will be consolidated several
smaller papers, tho whole to bo admin
istered by tho newly established publl
cation board, with Mr Nicholson as gen
era! manager and editor. In addition, he
also will superintend the denomination's
ADVANCES OF YEAR 1912
IN RELIGI0USJ.IFE AND WORK
Catholic and Protestant. Christianity's
cause In America, closed last Wednes
day a fairly prosperous jear. It Is said.
Social service emphasis has gained
most prominence, both In the churches
themselves and with the Americap pub
lic, Actual membership gain has been,
on the whole, about 1 1-4 per cent for
Protestant and a trifle more for Catholic,
due to Immigration. This keeps pace
with growth in population.
The religious bodies which grow stead
ily include the Baptist, whose growth is
most normal In the Middle West and
Southwest: the Disciples ot Christ con
fined to the Middle West and Pacific
Coast: Episcopal, which Is general, with
the largest growths in the largest cities
of the East; Methodist, both North and
South, and weakest in the large cities,
where Methodist strength shows a ten
dency to go to Presbyterian and Episco
pal churches,, and Presbyterian, which is
assimilating members of smaller bodies
whom it absorbs, and slowly creating
one of the largest of American religious
The year has been disastrous to new
theologies, and to some extent to 'liberal
ones. Far fewer "schemes" are launched
under the name of religion than for
merly. For example, twelve or fifteen
ears ago New York would hear of per
haps a dozen new1 ventures each, fall, put
forth chiefly in its downtown districts.
Central locations 'are always affected by
these religion, promoters. Now. the aver
age Is hardly "more than four. The
bodies that are growing are those al
ready large, and those that stick closely
to theologies long announced and under
stood.' Work is the key to success, and
bodies tfiat promote social work, educa
tional work, getting most into the public
mind, grow in numbers most rapidly and
Amounts contributed by the American
people to support. Christianity steadily
Increase, and now7 amount to J3W.OW.000
a .year. This sum Includes new build-'
Ing and all .forms or missions, money
sent to foreign lands. among them. The
total is not large, when compared with
sums spent on many luxuries: Amounts
given by various bodies grow steadily
as their numbers-grow but show wldo
variation by the bodies per member. The
average Js from, about CS0 up to J19.M.
Methodists and Baptists being" low and
Episcopalians and Presbyterians high,
the average In part being affected by the
counting In the total of the colored
membership m the- South, The amount
contributed by America to foreign mis
sions will reach this year almost to the
J13,O0O,0r mark, and that to home mis
sions will be a trifle above s4g.coo.COa.
Attendance at public religious worshln
on Sundays, in proportion to member-
do not go to church as they used to do
That It is so is shown by counts of such
attendance, made in different cities and
kept from ear to year. In some cities,
especially those in the Middle West,
there Is a distinct gain. Attendance" at
service on week days at noon, and on
vveek nights at certain seasons of the
iear, shows a marked Increase, and Is
helping to keep up the total Christian
support. So far as can be learned from
Christian leaders, those of both Ameri
ca and England having been consulted
wlthlna month, there Is little perceptible
growth In the higher criticism movement.
The old faiths and creeds do not seem to
lose their hold. The so-called "Institu
tlonal Church" is no longer regarded as
a necessity for certain parts of large
cities, and there seems to be. as a mark
of the ear now- closed, a return to the
preaching of thirty )ears ago
ROBINS AND SMITH
OFF FOR WORLD TOUR
Social Worker and Erasselut to Carry
Ideas of Men and Religion Move
ment to Other Lands.
Quite as larre aa It vi wa
In spite of the popular notion that people possible to the Christian life.
At a farewell dinner tendered Ra
mond Robins and Fred B. Smith at the
Hotel Astor In New York Friday night
IL B. F. Macfarland and W. Knowles
Cooper, of Washington, were among the
after-dinner speakers "Ideals and
Achievements of Christian Work Among
Men and Boys of North America" was
the general theme of the addresses, Mr.
Macfarland speaking of their influence
in public life and Mr. Cooper touching
upon the work ot distinctively men's or
ganizations allied with the churches in
the promotion of religious life.
Robins, social worker, and Smith, evan
gelistic specialist, have both been pretty
well exploited in Washington newspa
pers, and their connection with the Men
and Religion Movement last year espe
cially gave them limelight aplenty
throughout the United States. S. V.
Woodward, of this cit. Joined with
James G Cannon, president of the
Fourth National Bank of New York; E.
McBrier, Nf Wichita; Alfred EL
I Marling, of New York, and James IL
Post, of Sugar Trust fame, in giving
the complimentary farewell dinner.
The tour which Robins and Smith will
make begins next week. They will be
accompanied by Messrs. Gilbert. Met-
calf, Keeler. and Peck, comprising the
International Male Quartet, who ren
dered service in the Men and Religion
Forward Movement last year.
The tour is not made to organize new
societies, it is pointed out, but rather to
quicken and vitalize those already exist
ing, and to co-operate with Christian
forces In winning men and boys to,im-
medlate acceptance of Jesus Christ as
Saviour and Lord. This movement had
Its conception in response to various ap
peals from Christian workers of several
nations, asking for co-operation in estab
lishing something of the ideals of mes
sage and method crap'oyed In the Men
and Religion Movement which has stir
red the men and boys of North Amer
ica. The intention Is to visit Hawaii,
China, Australia, South Africa, Korea,
Japan, the Philippines, and Great Brit
ain. Something similar to the "eight
day campaign" of the Men and Religion
Movement is expected by the evangelists,
to be conducted in principal cities. Mn
Smith will present "individual evangel
ism" and "organized work for men and
boys." Mr. Robins, "Social Service,"
"Christian Publicity." "Boys' Work."
and the like. , and Mr. Peck will repre
sent that form of effort called "Commu
nity Extension." The International
M. C. A. approve tho scheme, and Harry
I, itoimes, formerly secretary of the Y.
u. A. at Wellington. New Zealand.
has been visltln-g- the countries aa "ad
vance agent In announcing the tour.
the promoters state that the objectives
1. To add to the growing spirit "of fra
ternal co-operation throughout organized
Christianity. The freouent lnterchanm
of visits b Christlari workers of va
rious nations , has wrought great ad
vances toward a united Christendom
for a world Gospel conquest. It Is hoped
this tour will be. largely used to fur
ther this ideal. """
2. To give increased power to special
ized Christian work for men and boys.
The entire Christian church is being
aroused to the need ot a larger pro
gramme or special effort for men and
boys, and this tour is expected to conT
tlnue to quicken this Interest and co
operate in standardizing methods,
3. To assist In a better coalition ot the
various types ot method in Christian
organization, viz: Evangelistic, educa
tional, nurtural, individualistic and so
cial. Present problems of the church
are so Intense that a real victory is pos
sible only .when, all the forces -are
brought Into action. The church ought
to have the full power of all the meth
ods to -win the twentieth century con
test. The varied message of the visit
ing deputation. It Is believed, will con
tribute a stronger Influence tor' the
church and all its organizations. I
4. To Impart any methods that liavn
been of unusual power In North Amer
ican church work for men and boys, and
to learn those In use in other nations
which ought to be useful at home.
x 10 win. as manyvmen and' boys -as
BISHOP KENNEDY LIKELY
TO BE NAMED CARDINAL
News of tne Roman Churches Here and
Abroad Pope Pins More Hope
ful of CathoEc Affairs.
Roman Catholic clergymen In Philadel
phia and members of the laity in touch
with diocesan affairs are reported to be
expecting an early announcemtnt from
Rome of the selection of Bishop Thom
as F. Kennedy, rector of the Americtfh
College Jit Rome, to be a cardinal. The
bishop is now on his annual Christmas
visit to his parents in -Cbnshohocken. He
celebrated pontiticial mass in the Church
of St. John tho Evangelist, in Thirteenth
Street, above Chestnut, in the presence
of Archbishop Prendergist and a num
ber of priests.
The expectation is that Pope Pius will
name Bishop Kennedy a cardinal in the
curia. There Is now no American rep
resentative In the curia, which is vir
tually the ruling power of the Roman
Catholic Church under the direction ot
the Pope. While the four American car
dinals are. of course, members ot the
College of Cardinals, and have a vot
each In the selection or a Pope, they do
not hold seats in the curia.
Bishop Kennedy has been rector of the
American College for more than ten
years He has held that 'office longer
than any other rector. There was a time
when six ears was the maximum
length of service in the rectorship, and
the fact that Bishop Kennedy has al
ready served such an extended term has
been due entirely to the desire of Pope
Pius to keep the bishop In as close touch
as possible with American affairs at
It Is generally conceded that Bishop
Kennedy knows more about American
conditions aa they affect the pontiflclal
see than any Catholic ecclesiastic in
Rome. He is close to Pope Pius, and
it Is known that the counsel of Bishop
Kennedy is almost always soucht bv th
"Vatican when there is under- discussion
any question relating-to American af
fairs. Because of this knowledge It Is
conceded that the sn i anxious to
hava Bishop Kennedy devote as much
of his time as possible to working out
the problems of this country at the Vat
Catholic Church affairs in America, an.1
In Europe are for the most part much
Improved over their condition at the be
ginning of 191i In America, of course,
there is nothing but steady growth. The
creation of two additional American car
dinals Just a year ago has much
strengthened Catholic affairs In America,
while the growing influence of leaders
like the Archbishops of TJalcago, St.
Louis, and San Trancisco help Catholic
Interests beyond tho provinces ot the
cardinals, whose official Influence is lim
ited to the provinces of Boston. .New
York, and Baltimore
In Catholic finances tho two notable
things of the Jear In America were the
greatly Improved affairs of the Catholic
University, at Washington, and the largo
increase In missionary giving by Catho
lics of the province of New York. Tho
university opened one largo memorial
building, and lias others in prospect.
America now furnishes, in New York,
the largest giver to Catholic world mis
sions of any province outside of France
The better relations of the Vatican and
France, and tho prospect ot early diplo
matic relations, are tho hopeful features
of the Catholic Church in Europe. The
ending of tho war between Turkey and
Italy,- and the larger field of Lybia give
me cnurcn new visions. In,yienna and
Paris, the building of new Catholic
churches has gone on with vigor. It is
an odd fact that Catholics In American
cities have been better provided with
churbhes than in these older cities. In
England, the whole hierarchy is in pro
cess of r remaking, so great has been
Catholic growth there. The Pope, now
In his seventy-eighth year; is remark
ably vigorous, and be Js carrvtmr nrc
"reforms In administrative methods that
will make his pontificate memorable. The ,
year 1912 has seen progress in many- of
these reforms. Not in yettrs have utter
ances of the Pope ot Rome, and of his
secretary of state, been In more hope
ful tone than now. - .
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