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NEW YORK LETTER '
New York, March 22.-4f you are
related to the late Brevet Brigadier
General Daniel C. McCallum, now is
the time for you to write a letter to
a firm of lawyers in this city and
tell them you would like the $100,000
which the general left and for which
no heirs can be found.
There is no information as to
where Gen. McCallum died. The
lawyers who, are looking for the
general's heirs were not his lawyers.
They never heard, of him till a junk
man came to theiri office with a bun
dle of papers which he had found in
an old trunk. "'
The lawyers, William and Herman
Silverman, 90 Nassau street, found
Gen. McCallum's commission, signed
by President Lincoln, in 1862, letters
and telegrams from army officers,
some personal letters and a package
of stock and bonds which, the law
yers think, are worth about- $100,000.
One of the letters, written to Gen.
McCallum during ,the civil war, is
signed Jeannette McPath, who evi
dently was the daughter or wife of
Calvin McPath, then living in or
near St. Louis. Another letter, ad
dressed "Dear Father," is signed
The papers show that Gen. Mc
Callum served in the civil war as
military director and superintendent
It falls to the lot of few singers
to have two debuts at the Metro
politan Opera House. That distinc
tion is claimed by Jacques Urlus,
He was heralded as the possessor
of a wonderful, voice. His first ap
pearance was in "Tristan and
Isolde." He had literally no voice
at all. After he had sung a few
bars in weak tones, nervousness,
added to a slight throat affection,
got the best of him to such ah extent
that he presented the strange spec
tacle of a singer opening arid-shutting
his mouth, but emitting no
The audience and the critics were
sympathetic, though -disappointed.
A few days later Urlus appeared
again, 'this time in "Siegfried," and
uncovered one. of the most magni
ficent Wagnerian tenors ever "heard
in this country. There were eleven v
curtain calls for the principals after
the first act Then Urlus had to take
two by himself.! -
The Dutchman shone not only
as a singer Jmt as ah.aqtor, and the
ovation he, received marks one of
the most remarkable ' reversals" of
form in stage history.
Now it's Jack Rose,, dramatist.
The bald and busy "ex-gambler and
present literary light is" collaborating
with a young playwright in "The
Code of the, Underworld,", which will
have its firs.t,performance. in Easton,
Pa., some' time this month. Harry
Pollok, prize-fight promoter and
close friend.. of Hose, is, backing the
show.. It'snimored that Rose may
be one of tfie cast, but-the rumor has
not been confirmed.-
Two little girls were coming home
from school, when one" commenced
to tease, the other.
"I don't care," said Mabel. "You
are only .an adopted child. Your
father and mother are not -really
"I don't care, either," retorted
Grace. "My papa and mamma picked
me out. Tours had to. "take you just
as .you came."