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TJST 100 years ato, Mrcn
1. 1809, there was born In
Poland a child who was
to bold a very Important
place In the world ot mu
sic, Francois Frederick Cho
pin. Chopin was called by
Schumann tha boldest and proudest
poetic spirit ot his times; and Grove
ays Schumann might .with equal truth
hnve named him a composer fur the
pianoforte pre-eminent beyond com
A musician ot exceptional training,
a pianist ot wonderful skill and power.
It Is as composer for the piano he holds
chief claim to attention. He wan the
first of all the composers to under
stand the limitations and possibilities
of ths piano, his compositions are all
works for the piano or with the piano.
Compared with other composers hn
did not leave behind a laree quantity
of work, but that left Is of rare qual
ity Tho solo pieces Include etudes.
. preludes, mazurkas, polonaises, bal
. lades, scherzl. nocturnes, waltzes and
other works. The compositions for
piano with orchestra Include two con
certos; Don Giovanni Fantasia: Kra
kovlak, a rondo; K Flat Polonaise;
and a Fantasia on Polish airs. He Is
author of three works for piano and
'cello, a piano trio and a rondo for
In his day he met with much appre
ciation, many honors; valued by his
fellow artlijs, petted and feted by the
world of fashion. Ho was an odd mix
ture, this Polish genius, his a most
contradictory nature; on the one aide
truckling to the aristocracy, on the
other never relinquishing bis artistic
Ideals. And always a pathetic per
sonality. In physlquo so frail, so ap
pealing, of temperament so highly ar
tistic the owner was Ill-fitted for the
tempest of living. He was of refined,
Chopin was born in tho village ol
Zelazowa Wola, son of a teacher of
French, bis father French, his mother
Polish. The boy seems to have re
ceived but a superficial general edu
cation, but In music was well taught,
and early showed remarkable prom
ise, made a public appearance at the
tender age of eight years. He became
a great favorite, was adored by the la
dles, musicians spoke of him as a sec
ond Mozart. Defore he was 11 he at
tempted composition, wrote a march
dedicated to the Russian Grand Duko
Constantino, a piece of music the
duke bad scored for a military band.
At 12 be entered tho Lyceum, and
about this time began the study of
harmony and counterpoint at the War
saw conservatory; during the years ot
school work carried on his musical
studies, on leaving the Lyceum adopt
ed music as a profession. In 1830 he
set forth as a traveling virtuoso, ap
peared In Iireslau, DreMcn. Prague,
Vienna, Munich and Stutvrt and on
reaching Paris tarried there. It was
Just prior to his arrival In Paris the
Russians had seized Wursaw. and
French sympathy for downtiodden Po
land may have added to the warmth of
welcome held out to the young Polish
musician. Artistic circles admitted hi in
with acclaim, the doors of wealth and
fashion opened wide for him. He was
sought as a teacher, he found encour
agement, sympathy, understanding,
new Incentive for writing, Presently
be appeared less and less as
public pianist, devoting his time ta
composition. Over In Germany Robert
Schumann, always generous In appre
ciation, was the first to give to his
music full recognition, and In an article
oft-quoted wrote in regard to Chopin:
"Hats oh", gsBtlsmeal a geulusl"
Reference has been made to Cne-
pln's liking of the favor of the nobll
Ity a weakness suggested Id that so
much of his work Is dedicated to
countesses and baronesses, a couple ot
princesses In the list ot titled person
ages Never robust, very susceptible
to the Influence of surroundings, It
may be he found an atmosphere of
esse and luxury very restful, restoring.
When 111 ablo to afford It be made
strenuous effort to keep up appear
ances before the people of wealth with
whom he associated, was very fastidi
ous about his personal bslongtngs, al
ways approved of tha delicate and re
fined rather than the showy and or
nate. Friends to serve and obey appear
not to have been wanting, and we
now come to that mysterious, famous
friendship, attachment blstortsns not
able to agree on the right name be
tween Chopin and "George Sand"
(Mme. Dudevant), the novelist. The
two met at the instigation of Liszt,
some time early In US7. The woman
of masculine brain, the man sffemln
ate In his refinements, found each the
other strangely congenial. Unlike In
their tastes, of widely differing mental
caliber, they entered into a companion
ship, a union, that lasted several years,
continued until shortly before Chopin's
death. At the Ume of the meeting
Chopin's health was becoming snore
and more frail, an affection ot the
lungs making ffeidwar. Plans were
prepared for a sojourn on the Island
of Majorca In search of health, Mme.
Sand to accompany the Invalid, and
late In 1838 Chopin with Mme. Band,
her two children and a servant, set
forth for the Island, taking up resi
dence In Palms. At first all was
rose-bucd, delightful, but the com
monplace accompaniments ot Illness
soon banished romance, Chopin be
came so miserably 111 his landlord re
fused to havo one so much an Invalid
In bis house, and there were strenu
ous days for both 111 and well.
On return to France Cbopln and
Mme. Sand spent their summers at
the latter's country place In Nobsnt,
their winters In Paris. Devoted nurs
ing was rewarded by partial return te
health of tho Invalid, and Chopin in
this period labored assiduously at
composition, taught, and occasionally
played, nut at last nursing and com
panionship cesied, the union came to
a disastrous end. In 1S4T, after a vio
lent quarrel, the couple separated. Ia
the history of her life and In a sketch
of the days In Majorca, George Sand
gives a very different picture of her
companion than Is presented In a work
published the year ot the sepsratlon,
wherein Chopin Is drawn as a flighty
and exasperating Invalid. He never
recovered from the effects of the quar
rel, the excitement and distress at
tending the rupture are thought to
have hastened his death. Disappoint
ment and poverty as well as Ill-health
marked his later days. In February,
1848, he played for the last time in
Paris, then fleeing from the revolution
went over to London, He was not at all
strong, but persisted In trying to
work, played when he had to bo car
ried upstairs to the concert room, He
engaged In a tuur In Scotland, and
made komo visits there.tbut dually had
to rturrendvr to the fact that the end
was not far off. that work and play
must be laid aside. Shortly after re
turn to Paris, he died, on the taornliie
of October 17, 1849. At the Impres
sive funeral services held In honor of
the great musician, Mozart's Requiem
waa sung, A resting place for him was
choscu beside tho graves of Chsrublal
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Council Proceeding p
Hickman, Ky., March 2, 1909
Council met In session this night.
Present Mayor Dillon, Councllmen
Gray, S:hlenker, Bettersworth,
Dodds and Ledford.
Minutes of last meeting were read
and on motion approved and signed.
The following accounts were pre
tented, properly approved, and on
motion allowed and checks ordered
rWsucd for amounts t
Tom Dillon, Jr., miscellan
eous claims $ 5.60
J A. Noonon, dieting prison
ers ... 21.30
Mrs. I. D. Price, 353 ft. of
lumber at $21 perM 7.39
Report of City Treasurer for Feb
GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT.
To bal. per Jan. report S J6.74
To amt. reed of H. C. Helm 46.55
To amt. reed, of Tom Dil
lon, Jr 265.12
By amt. paid out during
February -...$ 265 12
Bal. to credit this accounts 63 29
WATKlC & LIGHT BOND ACCOUNT.
To bal. per Jan. report S1526.25
To amt. teed, ol Tom Dil
lon, Jr... 400 00
Bal. to credit this account. .$1926. 25
No change In City Hall Account
since last report.
W. C. Johnson, C. T.
Report of City Marshal for Feb.
Taxes collected during Feb.f 616.12
Fines collected during Feb.. 49.00
I hold Treasurer's receipts
for S 665.12
Tom Dillon, Jr., C. M.
The Clerk reported that he had
turned over to Tom Dillon, Jr., City
Marshal, the City Tax Book for
1909, showing a total tax of $8531.
56, and that he holds Mr. Dillon's
receipt for same.
tOo motion the foregoing reports
were received, ordered spread upon
the records, published and filed.
On motion the Clerk wai Instruct
ed to issue cherks for all accounts
allowed at the Feb. 1909 session of
On motion thn Mayor was Instruct
ed to loan $1000 out of the Water
and Light Bond Account, for a term
not exceeding five years with interest
at 6 per cent, Interest payable an
nually, secured by first mortgage on
improved real estate,
The members of the City Council
having agreed to abide by the decis
ion of the legal voters of the City
of Hickman as to whether all kinds
of stock shall at all times run at
large within the limits of said city,
ana in order to ascertain the sent!
ment of said legal voters, it being
necessary to take a vole on same.
wherefore It is ordered that an
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