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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 27, 1911, Image 14

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vas the first time she had ever
sung in public.
Says Miss Gluck in telling her
story: "My sister brought me, an
orphan, from Roumania, when P
was 6. From the time I was a
little girl, I was crazy to study
music, but my sister said 'no'.
"For one thing, she could-not
afford lessons for me; for another
thing, she thought a musical ca
reer meant going straight to the
devil.
"I graduated from the high
school when I was 15, and, as I
could not study music, I began to
study law. I went to work in a
law office, studying both in and
out of Office hours. Before I was
17, 1 had matriculated at the New
York law school. Soon afterward
I married, Bernard Gluck.
"Marriage ended my legal
career, and began a very happy
home life. My little girl, Abigail,
came, and for nearly four years
so filled my existence that I
thought of little else.
"All the time, however, at the
back of my mind, was the desire
to be a singer. I cherishecHt, and
'bided my time, doing what seem
ed best and wisest from day to
day.
"Four years ago, wh"en Abigail
was 4 years old and the baby
stage past, I spoke to my hus
band about my ambition. He was
as anxious for me to do some
thing great, to make something
of myself, as I was myself T went
to study under Buzzi-Peccia, and
for two years I was his pupil.
"One day Buzzi-Peccia said he
wanted me to sing for some peo
ple. He did not say whom. I,
went to his studio, and there were
Mr. and Mrs. Arturo' Toscanini,
Mr. and Mrs. Amato, and other
leading lights -of the Metropoli
tan. I sang for them.
"As a result Toscanini sent me
to sing or Gatti-Casazza, and he
engaged meiat once for the Met
ropolitan. "They asked me what part I
wanted to sing first, and I said
Sophie, in "Werther" had always
been my great desire. So my firt
appearance, two years ago. was as
Sophie, and it was the first time in
my life I had ever sung in public
When the burst of .applause
came, at the end of my first solo,
I was frightened for a moment.
I had never heard applause before
except when seated among the
applaffders."
Miss Gluck's husband is an in
surance man, and laughingly ad
mits belonging to the 'Vnly-
Their-Husbands' " club, which
has a large membership in this'
city. Abigail is in a boarding"
school, as her mother's concert
tours, added to her operatic ap
pearances render it impossible
for her to give the little girl tfie
home life which alone' would jus
tify keeping her in the city.
Seems to be finally established
that the Maine was "blown up
from the outside, and the party;
outside was surely Spain.
Wickershanr roareth like the
lion, and compromiseth with the,
robber plumbing trust of the Pa
cific coast, by-a civil suit, 0

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