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II vv.-ts 10 oMoclc on a clenr Oclobr night
tit Hot Hidings.
Tlio tvrnlng train hod Just com In nt
tlin llttlo fin lion nt the foot of the hill. The
lights of tlio Iwtol nliono out frutn between
tlin i ill li rn nf tlio porch.
Wllliln u lorn-, itrifin rorrldor were group
of laughing girls nnd smnrtl--drcwl wom
en, ntrollliig up nnd down betwnen a double
lino of discouraged Invalid Immovable In
At orm inl n llttlo book shop with a gouty
mlllloiinlro Inhering over Mm nownpnrwr, nt
tlio other n semidetached parlor wllh brlclgn
table, nt which a number of mn nnd womrn
wro sitting fibsortied In their gutnt. nnd
above llui hum of com "nation a band Ols
conrn'm' nopulnr nit lodles.
"Nnncy Itrmvn. elm Invited me to fend a
wrtk nlth her In town." Till nllurlng mel
ody rtnlo out upon tlio night, llenuchnmp
limnl It nil lip stood nlono upon tho plana
looking nhncntly toward th. surrounding
Illi beautiful faro was and and dUcour
gol; hl hrnrt a black pit of disgust. Ho
vvns Ilia golf Instructor and secretary of
tlio rluli, having taken tho plnco nt thn sug
gestion of a frUnd to roouperatn his health
nnd lo send his young ulster. Hlldcgnrde. to
her first London nconon.
llctkr born nnd better looking than nny
mnn In tho ptaro, ha has found hlmiwlf do
prlvcil of IiIk natural nuoclntlons nnd
prhlligcs In this fnr-off American rpa, and
treats v.lth mora illghu than bo had
Ho tood nlono on th poroh Idly iraltlnn
for tlio hotel omnibui aa It lumbered up to
l'rewntly it nnivnl. and a Ycry smartly
flrngd nomnn nppcarfd nttendad by hor
,mnhl nnd n davotcd jouni; mnn with nn
nlwurdly joutlinn facr. who n carrying
her Jimcl bug Ttlth an n!r of irrcat lm
porliincc "Where M Nelllo Ilendrmoni" aiktd tha
lady In a IiIkIi pitched volcn. ' She aiM she
would ba horo to meet mo or I would not
"8o Impatient, dearest Indy." answered
thn young man. In thn voice of one accus
tomed to placata as well ns to sorva. "Here
aho Is this mlnuto."
The doors flow open and n pn-tty woman
emtio out film wa younc and roost elab
About her small feet her jrown fell In
many rufilcs of embroidered chiffon: there
was r. diamond necklnca about her throat,
and her blue-blnck h.ilr was curlod Ilko the
head of n stntuo.
Bho flow to her friend and kissed her on
tho cheek wllh u pretty air of affection and
"So enchanted you hnvo come, dear Kan
ny. Wo neod you badly; everybody la so
"Oh, dear mer nnsweml Mrn. Field, with
a. whimsical nlr of dlscouraRement, "must
I nmuso jou as well ns mjmilfT"
"A always, my denr: wo need 70U here
as much as wo do In New York."
"Who Is hcror usW Mrs. Hold.
"Oh. TOm Cnry and Dick Towmefld "
ansnereJ Mra. Henderion. "Mrs. Tony and
..... .-vuu.o , i.uur. iick Lniinorn. and I
Iieard that tho new beauty, Nellls ltad
olirre, with her mother, would b here to
tilnht; didn't thoy comor1
"Oh, jes, shn Is walking up."
'Shall wo nlt for htrj- asked Mr.
No. Indeed," replied the other, "I never
wait for nny one."
Then the two women disappeared through
tho door, and throuuh tha lone windows
Boauchnnip saw them waUcint- down the
Who was thh MLs ItndcllffeT He hid
rend of hor niuno In tho papora; In theso
American papers whldi chronloU eery
oiio's dolnri. Ah, well, what did It matter?
Ha would not meot her. Ho stood there
iiowevor. Idly wnltlnjr, and In ejiother mo
ment around tho turn o tho plana ha sw
a Blrl approichlnir, quietly, a 11 til. In ad
oiice of nn older woman.
Hhe was of n lovoly liclirht. irracerul and
' n- la wnicn waa all nobility and In
nocence. Out of tho shadows of tho nlcht aha camo
uion lloauchaiiip'a lslon llko a younc
i mph rmonrlni; from tho woods.
"What a boautyt" ho whispered under his
breath. Sho nnvo her hand to hor mother as
they mounted tho lontf riljrht. of steps It
was hor mother; Ueauchomii wiw sum of
tluit by tho lovoly likeness in tho brow and
They camo nearer nnd then they passed
In. Hnd sho Klanccd Ma way! Ha almost
thought so; thnuBht he saw a. llttlo ttlcker
cf,ti blush. Ho had wiitclnM tho other
woman with a quiet little smile, but now
ho sighed and bit his lips, alining a sudden
All tho others would know her; thosn other
mnn. anyone, everyone. Only ho might not
approach lirr. m would know of Ti in. it
Jt nil. In this hateful position, an outcast
from his natural nMoclntloii hU lifelong
PrlVllegea. It waa Intolerable
HIMegardo would ncvor know how dearly
ho wna ploying for her happiness. At lenst
ho would no longor stand nnd bay tho moon
llko any lovesick swain. So, with another
s Kb. he turned quickly on his huol and ject
Within lha hotel the gueata wera one by
oih! illsippcnrlng to their rooms. A few
still llngorod over their bridge table's and
groups of men were, drinking In the cafe
Tom Cnry and Dick Townsend wern sit
ting In one corner talking over their cock
tails "We4l, sho Is hero, and mora beautiful
thnn eer," said Cary.
"Whom ora ou talking about V asked
"Don't bluff." answered th other, "Miss
Kndcllffe, I mean, of course, and by Jovet
how ugly Mrs, Held and Mrs. Henderson
do look betldo her."
"How long hnvo j-ou known her, Cary?"
"Hlnco you Introduced mo to hor yourself.
at her first ball last winter."
"Tha tnor. fool I," answered Townsend.
"Mado hor a success and now alia will
scsroely look nt me."
Vim nuvdo ItT Sho did not need anyona
to moke It, with all that beauty and money,
too. What nro you talking about. DIckT"
T Hmtirht nn Mnrv m.n ln .
Introduced him to her." answered Townsend
angrily; "you know I did. Much good did
It do me, I could hardly get near her for tho
rest of tho winter. Uvcry man I know Is
crazy about her. but down her it Is dif
ferent. "Thoro nro only you and x, and, if ,
don't mind, I would thank yon to keep out
of my wny. I am really serious; you ar
"Hotv do you know I am not aertouaT
nsked Carj. with nn unwonted look of de
termination In his hnndsoma face,
"Let tho beat man wtn, then." answered
Townsend. "Hut I tell you on. thing, U'a
lucky tor us that UuU confounded English
man Is out of tha running."
"You ddn't mean Ueauchaaip, tha man at
the Golf Club, do your
"Vos, I do," answwred Tosmaond. Tha
man's a gentleman, anyone can that;
tosldca, I bava known hi pconta tn Eng
land. But I am sot going to say anything
.bout that. Ha la too good, looking; ha
couU even glv you odd, confound you;
ycu know that youraeif."
"But aha does not know him." answered
Cary. "nor U ana likely to. Nobody has
anythtng to eay to aim."
"Don't you. b o ura,' answered Town
aand. "1 heard Mr, rield adrlsa Mra. Hen,
arson to-day ' tott Vt Innh t hUB
i(TnEY STOOD SILENT,
"What did sho nay? Nellla Henderson
doon not need any golf lessons, she plays a
rattling good game."
"Hho said she thought she would, thought
that ho was tha swertest thing In tha
"Decidedly. I would not toll what I knew
of him," sold Car)'. "If aho took a fancy to
him It would ba Just like Miss lUdellffe to
take tho part of nobility In dlrtreea. Eha Is
as unworldly and romantic aa one of Miss
"The ery thing I Ilka about her," an
"Lot us hopo she won't meat him. I nip
poee he Is In debt, poor devil."
"His business; let him get out of St aa beat
ho may," anaworod Cary, Indifferently.
Mrs. Field and Mrs. Henderson In Mrs.
Henderson's bedroom. Tho two women ara
seated by the flro In peignoirs. Mrs. Hen
dcrson Is smoking a clgaro'te, her small
feet. In their hlxh-heeUd sllpp.ra, crossed
before tho crackling little (Ire.
"80 this Is your Hot Springs, Is ItT said
Mm Field. "I must nay I do not saa much
In It. It Is ths same whersvor I go; tha
snmo men. and they or all fools- asms
women quarreling over their cards. Oh,
dear mo, I am so tired at It all."
"You are bored everywhere. Furry." an
swered her friend. "Vou ni too cler for
tho life ycu lead."
"Don't I know It? answered Mrs. Field.
"Hut charities are worse; the women quar
rel tn their committees as badly as tbey do
"Your husband?" asked Mrs. Henderson.
"Oh, Henry thinks of nothing tut his
business," nnswtn'd Mrs. Field. "Shall I
show j ou his last letter? He sent ma soma
money: hn nlwnjs does that, t will admit,
and he signed It what do you think? yours
sincerely. Field. Ilenedlct A Co." Sh.
lauahed n llttlo hysterically.
"I wish )0ii were a llttlo happier. Fanny;
you ar'a beginning to show how tired you
are. Thero ara little lines about your ejes.
I have scmo very good cream; will jou haa
Mrs. Henderson got up and went to her
toilet tablo, which was strewn oer with a
regal collection of gold-topped bottles and
"How good of you," answered Mrs. Field
sweetly, remaining tn her chair. "Do you
"Yes, nlwas," answered Mrs. Henderson.
"Thon I think I won't have any." nn
awered Mrs. Field, with suavs pcllttness,
"Judging from the. rcults."
"Nasty thing!" cried Mr. Henderson.
"Why do jou try to get the better of
mi. dearest? You always fall." aked Mrs.
"Not much use," said Mrs. Henderson, re
turning to her chair; "creams or anything
elc with south and beauty Ilka Nellie Itad
cllffo's to compete with. Did ou hear tha
murmur widen followed her as aha walked
down tho hall to-night?"
"Of course I did," answered Mrs. T'eld,
"nnd paw tho way Tom Cary and Dick
Townsend followed her about."
"Will sho take either of them?"
"With all that beauty, and money, tco?"
answered Mrs. Field. "She will lj mora cf
a fool than I think her If she dees. They
can give her nothing, neither of them.
'Tom Is good-looking, of course, but ha
hasn't a cent; and. although Dlik Town
send Is very smart ,-ind all that, ho Is rot
the sort of a man a romautlo girl like her
"What should she marry for?" asked Mrs.
"Position, of course," answered Mr
"Not she," answartd Mrs. Hcnrtticn. ris
ing to look out at the wtndov and the runcn
a it shona over ths mountains. "She :s
looking for Just ona thing."
"And thatr asked Mrs. Field.
"Love, my dear," said her friend. "Sho
la a sweet child. I will aimlt that, even
It aha Is much younger than we are. It Is
tha one thing tn lite, ti on thing. I hopa
she will get It."
"My dear," said Mrs. riald, rising impa
tiently from her chair, "you must have a
pain. I think It best for me to leave ou."
Hut she kissed her friend with undented
gentlenesa as she left tne room.
Miss Radcllffe stood at hsr window look
ing out. Sh. had extinguished the lights
in her room, and tha silver moonlight Illu
mined her young figure. She was very young
and very happy, and held out her hands to
tha night. "How beautiful it all Is," ah
murmured to herself.
"How can any ono ba unhappy on a nlsht
Ilk. this? Moon, you look very friendly;
you H(m to ba promising something to ma
to-night. What la Itr Shs turned from
tha window, frowning a little as she thought
of the men who nad tetlowvd her nit tn
"Au, X don't Ilk either ct than." an
BOTH OF. TUEM, LOOKING INTO
said to herself. "Mr. Cary Is very hand
some, and Mr. Townsend was certainly
very nice to mo. I suppose I should be
more grateful. I wonder who It was on tho
porch ns I came up.
"Ho had the kindest eyes I have ever
seen In nil my llfe-and the most unhappy.
I did not seo him In tho hotel. I wonder
who he Isi Ferhaps I shall find out to-morrow.
Yes, mamma. I am coming." Sho
drew the curtain. "Oood-nlght. moon."
(A week later.)
There has been much gaycty In the hotel..
There hae been tennis tournament,
croquet matches and continual riding and
driving during tho brilliant October dajs.
But Miss Radcllffo has soemed 'erj'pre
occupled to her admiring friends, and on
this afternoon she stole away from them
for a solitary walk. The air was warm; tho
sunlight brilliant as In June with a Juno
Bh. had walked far and was a llttlo
weary, distressed also at tho pers'stonco
with which her thoughts dwelt upon ona
vbnon, the face which she had seen on that
moonlit evening whan she hod arrived.
Should one look from those kind, un
happy eyes disturb her thus? Why was he
hers In such a position, this English gen
tleman? She had avoided the golf club, hav
ing heard of the stupid slights which had
bacn offered him by tho manifold tnctless
ness of the hotel guests, and his final re
fusal of all offers of friendship or atten
tion, but she could not forget htm; ylie
really was so sorry for him; she must turn
her thoughts to other thingsbesides, It
was time to go home.
It had grown middenly dark.
Bho had forgotten that the day were so
short. Sho turned nnd started back toward
tho hotel. Was this the path?
There were so many fallen leaves that it
wna difficult to distinguish It In the fading
light. Yes, of course, hero was tho tree she
had passed a few moments since. Sho
walked on rapidly through the darkening
forest. Sho was gettlsr'very tired. No. this
waa not the way. She could sto no path nt
all. A panic rolled her, and suddenly sho
began to run, llko a hunted thins tearing
her dress In the underbrush, striking her
groping hands against the trees. Oh. sha
was lost, lost)
What should she do? Sha stopped running
and called aloud. Her clear vole echoed
through tho woocK
Her long, fair hair, catching In the
branches of the low-hanging vines, loosened
nnd fell about her 111 a golden, rippling
mass. Alone and frightened, her ejes gaz
ing Into the thickening shadows, sho looko.l
like a lovely drjnd fleeing from a fate
She called and called again. No nnswer.
Only through the silence a whlppoorwlll
beginning to sing In greeting to the rising
moon. She sank to tho ground tn utter de
spair, crjlng softly to herself; no one woul 1
nnswer; she must spend the night alone In
the woods. She did not know how long sho
stayed thero. How- still It was; how mel
ancholy the song of that nocturnal bird!
Her thoughts wandered again dreamily
suddenly she heard a sound, a footstep
tnrougn tno unucrorusn. wno is itr said
a voice. "Who cnlled?"
Then through tho slimmer of the moon
light oho saw some ono coming toward her.
a man's figure. Nearer he came, and then
she sw his tact. She rose to her feet,
pushing back her fallen hair. "Oh. It Is
you!" she cried. Joyously, like a child.
Tou." answered Bcauchamp, for It was
he. "You! you!" "-
Then they stood silent, both of there,
looking Into each other's eyes with a strange
rapture. unconclou of what the slleuc
waa revealing to them.
Then ha came toward her, all promo
tion. "Ycu. poor child." ha cried, "you are
lost and frightened." Ho leaned down end
peered Into the lovely, tear-stained face.
"Terribly frightened. Come, I will take
"You know me?" she answered, leaving
her hands In his.
He looked at her, and the pure loeIIness
of her young face went to his head. Alone
they were tn the moonlit wood. He raised
her hand to his lips. "Only you." he said.
She looked back at him, her blue eyes wide.
her white faca pure as n parl under licr
falling hair. And suddenly, as In a dreun,
she ralstd her hand. clnped as It was In
his. up to her cheek. Were they strangers?
They had known each other since tho be
ginning of tho world, so It seemed to them;
had been waiting always for this meeting.
So hand In hand they found their way slow
ly through the moonlit woods, forgetting
everything but each other.
"Have we been dreaming?" she asked him
as they reached the hotel.
"Tea. my beloved," answered Beauchamp,
(another week later,) - ft
. - t. wa tmii
EACH OTHER'S EYES."
The golf tournament In progress, Mr.
Beauchamp stood In the middle of an In
terested crowd of spectators coiling out ths
names of the different contestants as they
took their places in turn upon the teeing
Ho looked extremely well and very happy.
Miss Radcllffe was thero also, sitting on a
rustic, bench, from which aha looked with
undisguised pleasure a( Beauchamp, stand
ing near her. Soon the links were dotted
over with figures of enthusiastic, players.
Mrs. ricld and Mrs. Henderson had reached
the fourteenth green, having nearly finished
their round. Mrs. Field waa rapidly losing
"What a fool I wasl" sh exclaimed after
tho fifth put had failed to reach the cup,
"to think that I could ever play this game."
"You are too impatient," answered, Mrs.
Henderson; "you expect to learn golf In a
"I think I shall gle it up." said Mrs.
Field. Impatiently. "It takes too long. Why
Is not Nelll Radcllffe playing? There Is
not any ono who can come near her, and
In a mixed tournament llko this sho would
certainly get the woman's prlxe."
"She Is up thero at tho club." answered
MUSIC AW) MUSICAL TRAMM.
THE OPERATIC ARTIST.
Excessive Demands Upon Mental and Bodily Energies Necessitated
Often Thin Ranks of the Ambitious in This Work.
In this series of articles about music Ann!. W.
Patterson, an Englishwoman, approaches Mr sub
ject from a Brltlih viewpoint. Her .ugie.tlons
QnJ cplnlons are. howev.r. In most particulars,
sppUcabl. to conditions in the United States.
WRITTEN FOIl THE SUNDAY REPUBIJC.
No cireer. perh-ips has such glamour for
tho joung vocalist as that of the operatic
ortlst. Public applause, tho personation of
congenial roles, tho hopo of becoming a
groat "star." the prospect of earning colos
sal fecs-these nnd many other considera
tions lead numerous joung people. cspecK.
ly Impressionable girl singers, into tho be
lief that they ore destined for the stage.
Only perhaps when a trial hos really been
rondo of life beforo the fooUIghts do the
rare gifts requlnxl. and tho excessive de
mands upon bodily and mental energies
necessitated, thin tho ranks ot the ambi
tious, and leave but the two or three "at
tho top" who are really the Idols of tho
Bifore entering upon study for an oper
atic career. It Is well for the joung aspirant
to noto what were or are the great quallilca
tlons of famous opera singers, past and
To begin with, there la the oice beauti
ful. Ftrong. flexible, of uncommon range and
qualltj ; as the cose may be
No female singer, during the Nineteenth
Century, obtained, perhaps. w Ider fame
than Jenny I.lnd.
Her voice dlsplaj'ed Itself when she wa
very joung. it being on record that she
sang to her mother's friends from her third
At first it would appear that her vocal
organ was somewhat harsh In tone: but.
with culturo. this developed Into power and
sonoroettj- of a remarkable kind, united
with a sjmpathj- which has been described
It Is curious to note also that TSetjens's
voice, which gave evidence In early j-outh
of Its future excellence, was st firs: rather
heavy In execution a defect which this
most conscientious and hard-worktrg artist
overcame with characteristic determination
and thoroughness In her studies.
The exquisite quality of Pattl's vocallsm I9
too well known to need comment. This
brilliant and eminently successful artist
demonstrated her rare gift also In tender
years, and she again w ent through a course
of most earnest and devoted study. Next
n .Via nnmd.in nf voice comu the rerun.
1 allty ot the operatic artist.
4 PERSONAL. MAGNETISM.
An attractive faco and form go a long
waj- to contribute to the success of public
appearance, but these are not all the ac
cessories! required to "draw." That indefin
able "something" which may best be de
scribed aa "personal magnetism" is found
more, or less In all really famous histrionic
! singers, and It was notably evident in the
1 case ot the three great artists named.
j Where strength of individuality and charm
I of manner are united with tact and sym
1 cathT. the f ttyp?. ot an Influential
fkr this be demon-
J. I trated thtx jj? i oc personal "into-
Mrs. Henderson, walking to the next tee.
"and I never paw her look po pretty. As I
atarted off h was deep In conversation
"Sho Is alwajs wltH him thee das." an
swered Mrs. Flld. "Hiding with him. drli
Ing with him, sitting on the porch .with
him. I wonder what her mother can be
"I do not know, I am sum," nn'-vred
Mrs Henderson. "He H a gentleman, of
course. Do jou frJppose she thinks of mar
rj'ng him? '
"It would be Just like her to do it," an
swered Mra. Field. "She has money enough
to gratify any caprice, nnd they say that
his peopla are ns good as any In England;
It would not be so bad, and what a couple
they would make"'
"I should like to pee Tom Ciry's face and
Dick Townsend's too. when she announees
her engagement," an-swercd Mrs. Hender
son. "We are talking nonsen'e." sild Mrs.
Field. "Nellie Radcllffe will ne-.er marry
a man out of a golf club. She Is not ro
mantic enough for that. Hurry up nnd
drhe. Nelly, there are some men coming
up behind us."
On the eighteenth teetlng ground Tom
Cary snd Dick Townsend stood nrart en
gaged In exciting conversation; they were
even up to tho lant hole. The other con
testants had all come In. nnd a crowd had
collected about them to watch their play.
"It Is understood, then." sal 1 Cary. under
his breath. "We've played this game long
enough; If you get this holo you are free
to win her, and I leavo tho place to-day."
"Yea, It Is agreed," said Cary, "as we can
not settle It In any other way. And if you
win, I go. Mlts Radcllffe. then, and ic
tory. It's your drive." Townsend stepped
to the teo and drove a well-placed ball,
which fell upon tho little hill above the
putting green. In a good place for a short
approach. Cary then followed, and with a
clean drive, well hit, sent his ball straight
to tha green.
"You have got the advantage!" exclaimed
Townsend. as they started to cross fthe
field. Thero was dead silence as they ap
proached their balls, ard the llttlo crowd of
spectators drew closer to watch the play.
Townsend's approach went dead to the
hole. Cory's put went over, ha putted again
nervously, and missed; there was a murmur
of surprise, for he had certainly had the
advantage, and In another moment Town
send'9 ball was down, and he had won.
Cary walked up and shook his hand, but
under his breath he said: "Damn you; I
never thought you'd win."
The words were unheard by any of the lit
tle group of spectators who viewed the
scene, and jet there was an air of sup
pressed excitement In their manner which
communicated Itself to those who watched
It. Some crisis was In the air, something
was going to happen: what could It be?
Beauchamp stood there In the midst of
them. Never had he looked so dis
tinguished, and his thoughts what were
they? Different for, one would have said,
from those which bad filled his mind with
bitterness only two short weeks ago. Near
by wero Mra. Field and Mrs. Henderson,
very smart in their white dresses, regard
ing Torn, Cory and Dick Townsend with un
And Miss Radcllffe. of what was sha
thinking, as she stood near Beauchamp?
Tho same radiant look ot happiness shone
from both their faces, and surely their eyes
wero conscious of some happy secret when
they looked at each other.
Townsend walked slowly toward Beau
champ, who put the golf prise In his hand,
and In another moment, hat off and with
a curious significance In his manner, he
bent low before Miss Radcllffe.
"Will you take the cup. Miss Radollffe?"
he asked. Amid the little murmur ot sur
prise which followed his notion. Miss Rad
cllffe turned to Beauchamp.
"Shall I take ltr sho askedof him, hy
Jy, looking Into his face.
"On one condtton," he answered, in a clear
voice of pride. "That jou tell him what
name should be engraved upon the cup."
"Miss Radcllffe, I auppose," said Town
Ptnd. In surprise. "Eleanor Radcllffo."
"No," sho sold, "not Radcllffe, Eleanor
Bcauchamp." And, turning, aha took her
lover's hand before them all.
CbpjTfiht, 1S0J, by the New Tork n.rald Company.
enco. Tn how far noted singers possess
these traits of temperament lies the extent
of their swaj- over audlencest
Without some or a fair proportion of all
these characteristics, the public singer, espe
cially In opera, finds It hard to attain or
maintain a wide reputation.
Phjslque has also a good deal to do with
tho successful career of the stage vocalist.
A moment's thought will show that It can
not posslblj- be otherwise. Onl- those who
have themselves gone through the hard
drill required beforo a good first appear
ance can be made known how wearing Is
the fatigue of long rehearsals and late
It Is now well known how beneficial the
exercise of singing is to the development of
tin chest muscles and the health of the
lungs: the singer Is, nevertheless, not ex
empt from attacks of cold and hoarseness,
as all artists and Impresari know only too
Hov often a protracted chill or trivial
accident cuts off an otherwise promising
career Is n sad. and oft-told tale.
Few among the audience guess the full
extent of the mental and phjscal strain
Involved In the fulfillment of such a role
as that of Carmtnfor Instance.
Again, the versatility of energies required
In the correct portrajal of an Ill-fated
heroine like that of Gounod's Marguerite
'l-aint"). for Instance, demands a reaa-
iness and adaptability only
found In the
healthiest of frames.
It is pathetic to note that the career of
Tletjens was cut short by an Internal dis
ease, no doubt brought on by that arduous
course which she Imposed upon herself of
faithfully fulfilling her engagements even
when excusably Indisposed. Her last stag
appearance as Lucrcxla is stIU remembered
by many. She carried It through with thrill
ing brilllancj-. even though on the eye of a
trjlng operation: her friends and the de
lighted public little dreaming what waa
disclosed afttrwards. that she fainted twice
In her dressing-room during the course of
the performance. 'If I am to die." she 1
said to have remarked, "I will play Lu
crezla once more."
Her thrilling cry after the death of Gen
naro will long live in the memory of those
who witnessed this really tragic Interpreta
tion. Six months later the nation mourned
a great singer, whose voice would entrance
them no more on earth.
The jouthful environments ot a child vo
cally gifted have much to do with the
choice of an operatic career.
Nearly all our greatest operatic artists
have grown up In an atmosphere of music
and particularly vocallsm and at an early
period in their lives they have been brought
into touch with histrionic matters, either
through the connection of relatives with
tha stage or by the Influence of preceptors
Mme. Ghlta Corri. a noted prima donna,
of the present day. Informed the writer
that, both her parents being actively con
nected with the profession, she was ac
customed to operatic doings from her very
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ADEUNA PATTI AT THE AGE OF EIGHT.
From an old Daguerreotype. -"V,
WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAY REPUBIJC.
This llttlo girl In pantalettes is Adellna
Pattl, the great singer. The picture U a
photograph of a daguerreotype that was
made in Philadelphia when Pattl -ysas 8
years old. She is 1 1 cars old now. The
daguerreotype was taken In 1S3).
Of Its authenticity there can be no doubt.
The resemblance of tho little girl to the
adult Pattl Is striking, and F. Gutekunst,
who photographed the daguerreotj pe. has.
furthermore, a letter that Pattl wrote to
him on receipt of one of the photographs
The original daguerreotype is In the collec
WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAY REPCBUC.
My cousin-in-law Clara has done much
for us In the sort time she has been with
us. For one thing, she has given us a draw-lng-room.
This Is the apartment which was
formerly the parlor. The furnishings of
this room are not costly.
To be vulgarlj- confidential, a reference
to the reminders Fnt out by the Install
ment firm of Avenue A whose cleverly
worded announcements you may have
noticed In the elevated cars shows that It
was a J27.M parlor.
Now, however. It Is a drawing-room
which Is a source of much gentle Joy to
all of us.
Clara said "drawing-room" the very first
day she came to us.
When one of the family spoke of going
into the "parlor" Clara regarded that one
with an air of well-bred reproach that
waa more effective than argument. And
so. one by onej we all fell Into the use
of the smarter term.
I do not think the maid approved of this
revision of title. By the waj-. we had been
calling our serving woman "tho girl," but
Clara's advent changed all that, and she Is
now known, and properly known, as "the
being the episode of figuring ns the child
Arllne in the opening act of "The Bohemian
It Is recorded of the famous Mallbran that
when only h years of age she pliyed a
Juvenile part at Naples, If Paer"s Agnese."
Her appearance and the remarkable pre
cocity which she then displayed were due.
no doubt, to the fact that she came of ths
noted musical family of the Garcias her
father being Manuel del Populo Vlncente
Garcia, operatic artist, composer and found
er of a famous scbool of singing.
It will be noted that In the instances we
have quoted of noted operatic artists we
have confined ourselves to the mention of
prime donna. It must not from this be In
ferred that operatic fame Is not also with
in the reach of the contnlto and male vo
calists; witness tho triumphs for instance
of the brothers De Re2ke In grand opera.
But the fact remains that on the oper
atic stage as her names Implies the prima
donna Is the center of attraction and as
such the most valuable as the most highly
valued (from a monetary point of view) of
all histrionic artists.
If many professional careers are closed to
women, and in many others they ore less
esteemed, and Interiorly remunerated, to
men. these remarks, ns we Inferred when
discussing "The Vocalist." cannot be applied
to the cporatlo stage, upon which woman
undoubtedly has the best of it both In the
matter of applause and emolument.
Objections, more or less puerile, are mads
with regard to the lady organist; the musfo
mistress scarcely yet universally occupies
the position now commands the fees of the
music master; only slowly very slowly uni
versities ore opening their musical degrees
to women: and as yet, with one or two ex
ceptions, no woman has filled any eminent
musical appointment, such as examiner or
lecturer on music, at our great educational
But the glorious voice of the great dra
matic soprano sweep3 before It all the ob
jections that may be made in regard to
female ineligibility: and on the stage, now
that old-time prejudice Is dying away with
regard to the "becomlngness" of the life,
woman walks a queen by virtue of her own
talents and acquirements.
Outside tbe first soprano's role, the Impor
tance which composers are giving to their
secondary parts offers the contralto and
mezxo-soprano chances which were not for
merly theirs; yet it will doubtless take
manj- decades. In spite of Wagner's "Tann
hauser" and "Lohengrin," before the posi
tion ot the prima donna will yield In Im
portance to any.
How can I get an engagement In a good
company t Is a question which troubles many
young people ambitious for operatic fame.
At the present time there are both more
facilities and more difficulties in th way
of getting "on" than formerly.
We will consider the facilities first. To
begin with, as we have hinted, the pre
judice cf many good people against the stage
as a career Is fast disappearing.
It Is evident that he or she who entertains
and amuses the public if all be done
healthfully and in the spirit or earnestness
and rectitude Is as worthy of respect and
esteem as are the world's workers In any
other department cf life.
Consequently the would-be prima donna
and the aspiring tenor have less than ever
to fear from parental or lamuy opposition.
The means of culture are more efficient and
more within reach of moderate means than
Professors of singing are numerous; and
It Is always quite possible to obtain Instruc
tion from those who have themselves
figured on the operatic stage, and who are
therefore, in all respects, best fitted to in.
struct tho neopbyt-
tions of J. Dickinson Sergeant of Philade.
When this picture was mad Pattl ha
Just come to America had Just begun he
life upon the stage here. She was born la
Ma&rld In 181i of Italian parents (her
mother was an actress), and at the age of
7 shp heran tn sin? In THlblic
She had In those days a doll behind tht).
I th, r
scenes always, and between her aonga
would sit playing with this doll.
In v lew of the fact that Mme. Pattl
tour the United States and Canada next
winter, the picture Is of especial Interest.
She Evolves a
As said. I do not think she lookeS
kindly upon the change in designation. In
fact, I am sure she did not. She made be
lieve to misunderstand and peered ostenta
tiously around the room for easels an4
palettes and maulsticks, and when ques
tioned said she was looking for them draw
ing things Miss Clara said was In there.
The maid listened politely when Clam
suggested the use of "drawing-room" aa a
term, vice "parlor," retired.
She seemed to understand perfectly; but
she never applied her understanding, tak sa.
lng an obviously keen though repressed da- .
light In speaking of the "parlor."
Of course., this could not go. on. The up
shot of it Was that one afternoon when all
the rest of the family wero enjoying tha
matinee, Clara stayed home; shs and tha
maid being the only occupants of the apart
ment. We shall never know Just what happened
that afternoon, but when we cam horn tho
maid said "drawing-room" six times la
five minutes. Clara made a well-bred effort
to conceal her triumph.
I could not understand the capitulation
until next day I met the maid on the stairs
it being her afternoon out gorgeously
Jieaddres3ed In one of Clara's most fetch
It was a very costly hat. as I happen ta
know, but Clara doubtless felt that ths
price she paid was none too high.
The greater number of theaters than
formerly, the numerous traveling operatic) j
companies, and especially tha popularity 01 y
light and comic opera, both in city and
country, open up more avenues than ever
for gifted hlstrlonlo vocalists.
But with these present-day faculties for
obtaining engagements in opera, must ba
considered the obstacles In the way.
With an Increasing demand for good
artists, comes a greater supply, a larga
proportion of whom are, it is regrettable ta
have to state, or very mediocre ability.
The vast Increase, during recent years, ol
music colleges good, bad and Indifferent
has no doubt something to do with this
state ot affairs.
Be this as it may, the multitude of young
friends think they have, or those whose
friends think they have, a vocation for th
operatlo stage. Is alarmingly on ths In
crease. The result Is that operatic agencies usual
ly receive more applicants for employment
than they can find posts for. with the result
mat a certain iniquitous system of "paying
for first appearances" has crept Into tha
o tha A.
r en- J
Business, which Is as despicable as
harmful. This system or bribery for
gagements w regret to be obliged to us
a strong term severely tells against th
legitimate progress or really deserving ar
tists. Those who ara most gifted and capo
ble are not always In a position to command
capital of Initial outlay.
SOME GILDED SHAMS.
The consequent Is that Inferiority ami
sham if gilded or often palmed upon th
public, who ara widely Ignorant of the fact
that so-and-so. Instead of getting a tea for
services rendered, has paid heavily for tag
privilege of appearing!
From the entrepreneur's point of lw-. f
may ba alleged, with some show of Justice,
that th advertisement given to a novica
who gets th chanc ot playing In a gwod
company. Is something worth paying for.
At the same time. It should be remembered .
that the Incongruity of a gifted artlrt nm.
chasing the ordeal of posing as a populai
entertainer Is flagrant, and goes to over
throw the higher principles of all that la
equitable and fair In honest dealings.
The worst evil of 'the "payment for apss
pearance" system Is that It tells against art
itseir, ana tenas to deteriorate and event
ually weary publlt taste. The people know
a good thing when they hear It; nor la
the popular verdict often wrong in Its ap
preciation of art at all events.
It Is for this folk-acceptance that genius
waits, even It It starve for a lifetime.
Audiences, If reneatedty treated ta In
feriority and mediocrity, foisted upon thsm
alone through means ot moneyed Influence,
soon tire ot what their Innate sens ot an'
preclatlon tells them la not first-rate.
Consequently It become harder than eves
to fill concert halls and theaUra great
stars at fabulous fees bains; necessary ta
cover the defects of hired title roles.
That the demanding of exorbitant feel
by famous arasts has driven the tmpre
sarlo to have his rsvenga la levaUng tolj
upon the smaller fry. cannot be denied)
Neither excessive remuneration to celebri
ties nor arbitrary treatment of fresh talent
la a wholesome principle tn the operatic
Houses are freely "papered- as It Is ai
present. In succeeding generations It ma
be Imposslble-savs at fashionable, functloal
to make entertainments pay.
The question la aertona one and worthl .
the earnest consWeraUon of all concoTss
To please the public" fa tha manaiart
Thl3,Km'2L.b ,!oa lrh tha peops
only the best-not IndUterenttalent wUel
paves the way by saoney to fulfill Its owl
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