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I A MUNICIPAL BAND, EW
9 ORGANIZED AND UPHELD 1
giP Written by Ed Chenettc, President of the Northern
Sft Minnesota Band League, for The Metronome j
I A municipal'' band is a band that Is
supported by a municipality A muni
. Ipaitty ! usually a city, village or
I will write definitely f The Eveleth
Municipal Band, Eveleth. Minnesota.!
fur the simple reason thai l have more
first band inforiuution of this funicu
lar band than i have of anj other I
municipal band. Ai ! .. this subject,
of municipal band la on of Interest
to musicians throughout She country,
the truth regarding thin on ma) be
taken as typical of a great many oth
Eveleth Is a town of ;iboul 1 0.000
population, situated seventy n i
W north of Duluth. an-1 on t tic lion
Ij-' Range, the latter belnR so-called from,
the long range ol iron mines extending
for nearly a hundred miles through
this section; Three other like towns (
are situatgd on this range, namely:.
Virginia, Calsholm and HlhhlnR the
latter the richest city of its size in the.
world all within a radius ( twenty-!
five miles, and each maintaining a
band quite similar In all phases, as far
as I know, to that of Eyeleth. There
are several other smaller town's with
very good bands; Blawabik, Buhl.
Iron Mountain. Soudan. Keewatin.;
Xashwanl and others, and -H these 1,0
gether with the four already men-1
tioned comprise the Northern Minne
sota Band J.enfjrue Of this league I
shall write later i mention all ofj
these bands on the range to show that
music, band miirlr, Is a tiling desired
and cultivated in this part of the I
FORTY-FIl I I N BAND.
There arc forty-five members in thci
Eveleth Muncipal band Kadi man is
paid fifty cents per rehearsal, and a
bonus of twenty-five cents for each
rehearsal, making a total of seventy
five cents per rehearsal of the member
attends everv rehearsal during the
month. It is optional with the band
how many rehearsals rue held each
week, though two is the usual num-!
' On Saturday nights from eight until
ten o'clock the entire band plays fori
a dance for the city, to which no
admission is charged, though each'
member of the band receives J 3 00 for
h!s services Of two hours. Tills affair!
is held in a big recreational building
owned by the city. There are a larpre!
number of balcony seats where older
and younger people come to sit and
mjjj listen to the music. During the wln-
Hfl ' ter months the floor in tills building
Is flooded for ice skating and the baud
Hk! officiates once a week for the skating
BY- anil Is paid the same amount as for
I the two hours' fiance work
COM ESI I N SUM HER,
During the summer a two-hour con-'
cert is played in the city park om c a
week and each man receives $3. on for
the performance. In the winter these
concerts are held inside the city audi
torium, where seats are provided for
eight hundred people. However, in
I the winter the concerts are held not
oftener than c cry other week and in
some instances once a month. ,
A fine rehearsal room, with hard-,
wood floors leather chairs, settees, I
coat racks, well heated and lighted, Is
provided by the City, rind ;i unlimited
library of music of all grades Is furn
ished. S The uniforms of the band deserve
r.C!"N especial mention. They arc of dark
conservative blue In color with no
braid except' a small black band
around the sleeves of the coats. A
Koid sewed-in embroidery Is on the,
coat collar, and the word "Eveleth" in
gold embroidery on the cap. The uni-j
forms are made ".' in the style ot the
army officers' with black leather put
tees. The pants, being of the officer
style, never bnjr at the knees, and do
not show the effects of wrinkles nearly,
as soon as the ordinary long pants
The cloth in these uniforms Is of a,
very fine grade and each suit complete
costs about $75.00. Needless to say;
every man has a perfect fit and must
keep his. uniform looking first-class at
all times. And all coats are worn but-j
toned up rmv tiro.- I he band Is on duty.
By a happy, hearty co-operation ofi
the school board we maintain a second '
band among the students, and tiie In
centive for the boys to become profi
cient is very strong, for whenever ca
pable they are promoted to the muni-,
clpal band In tills manner the incm-1
berahlp of the latter Is kept complete
There arc now 38 enrolled In the i
The pay roll of the band, with the)
extra engagements, and the leader's
1 salary, which is paid by the city, aver-
V- ages $1600.0" a month during the sum-
ri nier months, and about ?1000 a'
month during the winter. I have bee I
In towns where either one of these
monthly amounts would have been j
considered big expenditure for the
hand for n year! And I suppose that
some of the readers of this article are.
now in a like position. It Is for such,
and to help thcm.lhutlamwrlttngthK I
and to help them thai I am writing
this. For without money there can li
no satisfactory band service. I re-1
member that the first lender I ever
played under was paid 25 o month
for six months out of the year and
Wan lefi '" "root hog or die' for the
er six months. That amount and
for music constituted the entire
expenditure for n baud for w year. And
thai band played fouia numbers all
summer three Inarches and a waits!
By comparison take the salury of
$4000 a e.ir which I am paid here,
also note the program .submitted, thi
like of Which c gave it every concert I
this summer, never repeating a num-1
her without special request:
PROGR)I POIt AliRl'ST S. tOiMl.
1. Overture-. Bjlrbar of Seville--Rossini
2. Echoes from "The Metropolitan
Opera House" arr. by Tobanl
3- n Salute D' Amour Morceau
Migno'i i Edward J ig " .
ib - -The Clocks of St. MUo (with
Chime effects) Rummer.
I Kindred Souls cornet duel
5. Chu Chin Chow Musical con
dy from original English arrangement
e. Vocal solo "You Eyes Hove
Told Me So" (with hand ace.)
7. Allegro Mod era to ami Andante
con moto. from Shuberl's Unfinished
Symphony Star Spangled 1'unner.
No, thinking back. I cannot n tnem-j
her that our first band c-vor played a
symphpny, and milch -'s i try to tax
my memory 1 canr.o' remember any
organisation short eg a professional
band tin- I ist f w years which bus
played u symphony. Such playing i
requires a good Instrumentation This
band has everything but u harp and
we hope to add that before lonij.
Twelves B flat clarinets, two 11 flats; j
oboe, bassoon, piccolo; four saxo
phones, four horag, six cornets, four
tromboni s. etc. And the drummers
have all effects including tyinpani,
i h lines, bells. mil amhiphoncs, xyli
phohes, etc , i This is what money
and support can do for any town
Th re's nothing superhuman about
Eveleth, not u iit. As a straight-cut
business proposition money Is expend-
ed for music and rusic i gotten in
return for money. Any town Which I
llftS the support that -.wo ' have, could. I
in the space of a few years, equal or
pilie likely excel our efforts. The I
city does not buy the instruments i -ccpt
the extra effects, such as the I
drummers' traps. chimes, tympanl.
etc., and all music racks But they ,
io moake the purchase whenever need-1
ed of any desired Instrument and tl
sell it to the band member on the
installment plan without any interest,
Mi l l GOVERNOR COX.
We went Iowa to the state fair tills'
yeai forty-five band men and three
singers, wejssent to meet Gover-l
nor Cox in st. Paul. Two days later
we headed the puiadc for Senator
Ifardlng, who was also a speaker at
the siaie fnirl There woe some twen
ty bands all tolu .i attendance, so
you cutty draw your own conclusions. I
Not being known at Ine fair, We were
sent to a second rate bandstand the
first morning. The ncNt day and con-
tinning throughout the weak we were
placed In the mam bandstand, or
IMaza. The Twin City papers carrleil
an announcement of the hour of our;
concert eac h day. This was the only ,
band mentioned i:i this manner Those I
who re id this may call it boosting!!
If the truth be a boost then make the'
most of it- Bear In mind Steadfastly
that I am only pointing out what mon
ey and co-operation has done for
Eveleth and can do for you. As I said
before, "we are humans pure and sim
ple, undoubtedly more simple than
pure." the difference being that we
are accorded proper support.
Acf ordl.'.g to ncw-p:ipcr reports:
"The Eleventh band was the neatest
appearing, hardest working, best play-
Ing hand at the fair." "The appear
ance of the Eveleth Municipal band
as it paraded in front of the grand
stand was the finest that I have ever
seen a band make since 'he fair begun
operations years :ibo." Eveleth is to
be congratulated upon being repre
ss nted by so magnificent a band, which
played no Jasf or trash, but real mu
sic. Cities of ten times its size could
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Z j Deposit will hold any Phonc-
M graph in our store for Christmas
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I m 1 THE
Victrola XI, $150
9 I Glen Bros. -Roberts Piano Co.
MAY SIT IN HOUSE OF LORDS
Titled English women who roon may be given scats in the Hcus of Lords
Baroness Furnlvall (upper left;. Bsronco; Lucs (upper right), Viscountess J
Rhondda (lower left), the Counters of Seafield (lower center) and the Prin
CS6S Arthuu of Connaught (lower right).
L9NDON. Shall the British house
of lords home of conservatism, of in
herited riches and lilies, of crusty old
men be changed into a house of la
dies? . x
That Is the rerj striking and perti
nent question pot up to king and gov
ernment l Viscountess lihondda.
RUNS VAST BUSINESS.
!coun;iss Kliorfdda is daughter
and heir to the late Viscount ilhond
da. a great Welsh coal baron She
not only surer eded to the litJc in her
own right, but she has also carried on
the vas-t business the inlterited. Be
sides which hso baa lounded and runs
.1 eotdy though; ;nl paper intended
for women espocfsJU .
She has now Bet the dovecotes Hul
tcrlnt; by petitlcnlOfi that the king
ihall issue a writ summoning nor to
take a Beat in the h tuse of lords.
Last year a snnll. r general proposal
was made, but was side stepped on the
ground the government proposed to re
form Hie houHO Of lords and until ibis
Facts Worth Knowing
About World's Money
Having clasped hands with Ihe edi-j
tor of the Ogrden Standard-Bx'aiiiiner,
and he so kindly gave SpsJcs in his val
uatde paper for my tirst article for,
November 14, headed. Interesting
Facts About Money " and being thus
encouraged, 1 have written this short
article along numismatic lines, which, 1
trust, some ot the readers will find In
teresting. Egypt some 1S00 or L'000 years. B.I
C , used uncoined money, and we know!
that the precious metals wore kept
In dust, in ingots, and in ornamental
forms, but more especially in forms of
rings, and were of a given weight. La
tor, in order that a given weight of
gold might be exchangeable for a
whale (not fractional) number of
bars or wages of silver, the weight of
the silver sheckel (mlna talent) was
raised until it stood to that of the
gold sheckel In proportion of 4.'. a
I given weight of gold was always equtv
I alent to ten times the same weight
of silver. One gold sheckel equals
ten silver sheckels. 2 minas of gold
equals tWenty minas of silver, etc. A
gold sheckel l-'O grains. 12 1-3 sllvci
sheckels 1080 grains.
Phoenician sheckel. a heavy silver
' sheckel of circa Jr' l grains
There were also in use what is
known as the small sheckel or light
sheckel of 11J grains. Tho latter
was used In Syria, Western Asia Ml
I nor. and Greece.
The Babylonian silver sheckel in
1 proportion of 2.3 with gold to silver In
i the ratio of 13 1-3. The gold shecko.
of 252 (126) grains H equivalent t
fifteen Phoenician silver sheckels.
Phoenician and Babylonian stand
ards 50 sheckels to a mlna and00
minas to a talent.
The first coins of Persia were is
sued by Darius llystaspls (B. C. 522-4861.
The standard weight of the Lngll-sh
sovereign (20 shilllnKs) is 123: 271
The heavy sheckel spoken of here
j weighs a little more than two sov
I r n u i.aIuIiI ' -I-.. (
I'tcn" means ring or coiled wire.
Try to memorize these few names
i Kektedrachm Dodekadrachm, Di
draehro, Drachm, Hemidrachm, octo-!
drachm, Tekadrachm, Trldrachm. 'let-'
radrachm and Btater, Higois, Sester-'
sen, t'hol, Trlobol, Lopton and Litra.
'I lie above are names of coins, bull
in a pinch nne might pick out those j
that would do for twins. They would'
be numlsraatlcaliy Interesting, i mean!
the names, not the tw.ins. I don't
know as much about twins as 1 do
The highest price ever paid for a
coin was $t0,o00. That .sum was paid
each fur the two unique ?50 gold
pieces of 1877. Only two struck.
Tin- famous 1 S 4 dollar is valued
I at a high mark The writer hug of-!
fsred from $500 to $1500 for one, and
thl ;offer stands good indefinitely, j
but It depends entirely upon the con-
; dition of the coin, and even then it Is
: always a question as to whether or not
I an 1801 dollar is au "1S04". There
arc enly seven dollars of that date
l known, and tho fact that none were
brought to light until 1-I2 makes mo
doubt .very much t Mat there ecr wuh
I a dollar struck In tho year of 1804.
I still tho records at the Philadelphia,
mint show nearly Tii.oOO btruck in
I ! well pattern from this splendid e.-
j .1 in pic "
I 1 might add more but I hear pork
. ..pr. n tailing. Men. material, meth
Ods and mom-v make MUSIC.
twas done, the matter of seating peer '
esses! who beld the title in their own i
right, had better be held In abeyance.'
Viscountess Rhondda's petition may
force the Issue. The usual procedure
would be for King George to decide
'the matter, upon the ndvjcc of his
ministers But the government can
dodge It by referring the matter in tho '
committee on privileges of the house'
It Is staled no precedent exists for
women .-iU:ng In the upper house oth-
er than one dating back to 13(r when
four abbesses were summoned to the.
kin V council and it Is very doubtful i
Whether this sels a real precedent.
If Viscountess Rhondda's petition is j
successful, it will mean that about 16
peeresses in their own right will gain)
Beats in the upper house. Among them
Ss the oung Baroness Furnlvall whose
title nates from 1205 and who recently
married Lieut, torn A. S. Agar, a
holder of the Victoria Cross and thci
Distinguished Service Order.
that year. I wish some one would;
kindly tell me where they are, or
one of them, at least.
Many people w. II on in years never j
saw the 26c and 50c gold pieces, mm
often have I been laughed at when 1
talked of the $3. $4 and $25 gold)
In the early days of California they
had Ingots (not coins) of the valuo of j
$1.43, $16.. $36. $40.07 and $43.34
I These ingots were square, oblong, and
brick shaped. There is also the Cal
ifornia $50 slug (octagon). Many of
these coins, ingots and slugs were
I made by an uncle of the writer by
i the name of Moffat, whoso name v
I appears on the coins.
The United States never issued a
gold coin smaller than a dollar.
The 25c, 50c, etc,, were made by
The gold dollar weighs 25. S grains,
1 9-90 pure gold, or 23.22 grains. The
flrrt gold dollar was struck in 1849.
The alloy in tho gold coins of the
: United States is pure silver and cop
per, and In the silver coins pure cop- 1
I The 25c and 50c pieces were not to
be considered as legal coinage or le-
I gal lender, but were accepted and j
p d current at a time when there,
was a pressing need of money with
I Which to transact the business of the
! count ry. Such coinage is now prohib
ited by existing laws.
The only coin ever Issued by ourj
government with the portrait of a
foreign monarch is the now quite rare
1 Isabella quarter of 1893.
As in the other "Pioneer states,"
' gold dust was the only currcnly among'
the Mormons In 1849 when they Is
sued, gold coins bearing their own
stamp Their coins were made In:
1849, 1850 and 1S60 only Denomtna I
tions $2.50, $5.00, $10.00 and $20 00 1
Do you know that postage stamps
wore used as money here in our own
country? I'nuscd postage stamps ert
encased In a round n.ietal case, and a
I piece of mica covered the stamp. These
i stnmps wore $lc. 2c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 12c,
j in,. n,,.i nn
I K I ON Uj CURREN4 5
Immediately after special payments
re suspend.il In tho early part, of
1.862, when .-iiiil and sliver coins dis
appeared from circulation, tickets, due
bills, and other forms of private obll
gatlons wore in U3e Congress soon
authorised the use of postage stamps
for change, and then a modified form
of postage currency, and finally frac
tional currency Inu denominations cor
respondlng to the subsidiary silver
coins The) wers 3c, 5c, ioc, 15c. 25c,
and 50c. notes.
I ONI IMA I l. 01 KK1
Was issued under authority of the
congress of the United Colonies, 17 75
Denominations $1-6. $';, $1-3, $V&.
$1, $2. $3. $4. $5. $C. $7, $8. $20. $25.
$30. $35, $40. $45, $50. $55. $60. $65.
$70. and $MJ Throw these bills in a
basket with the little "shtnplasters"
(fractional currency; and shake well
and you would have a sort of Duke's
There are only seventy-four dates
of the United States Standard dollars
tthe writer will give $2,200 for tho
first fifty dates, if all are In fine con
dition). Eleven trade dollars. 1.11
, half dollars, 2 (. 'olumblan and 1 Col-
umblan or Dabella quarter (now quite
1 rare), I dates of the 20c pieces, 101
dunes, 53 half-dimes, and 23 of tho
owing to the present high price of
silver which Is bound, to prevail for
a considerable time to come, sliver
icdlns are scarce, both foreign a in I
in our country- Few new pieces are
I being issued. .N'ciili all Countries now
WHEN SANTA BRINGS A KIMBALL I I
It's a most joyous occasion in the home when one w
fifl of these splendid pianos arrives, for music makes th: w i
home happier. It expresses in harmonious tones the i V
r happiness that is in the hearts of young as well as old
yjSjl What a wonderful gift a piano makes a piano that jilr I
8j ;, is chosen from our splendid stock of Kimballs. You fit
o can make no mistake when you come here; the repu- nA t
tation of this store is upheld at all limes.
S KIMBALL SANTA CLAUS BOOK OF PRESENTS )J H
GIVEN FREE TO PARENTS VISITING m
TMIS DEARTMENT , I
f Last & Thomas Co. J ; I
ML SIC DEPARTMENT fl
thev'S kl ESTIGATING 1RELD
WASHINGTON.rThe case of Ireland ''pro and con" is being laid before this commission. It
was named to investigate Irish conditions The commission is sitting in Washington. Prom left to right
w members are- Senator David 1 Walsh. Massachusetts; James H Mauref, president of Pennsylvania
State Federation ol Labor ; Jane Addams, of Chicago ; Di Frederick Howe Washington, and I lolling --
worth Wood, of New York.
prohibit the exportation of silver ami,
Kobl coins. Even our country has dis
continued the coinage ana distribu
tion of sliver dollars sine- 1904. Rare
coins ami old (when I say old I meat,
from 100 to "i&OO years old) coins
In fine condition are hard to obtain'
SILVER COINS OF ENGLAND.
Next to our own coinage, represent
to the merlcan collector, the most,
Interesting coinage of the world from,
a historical as well as artistic point,
of view. Take for instance the sllvei
penny .f Henry III. 121 to 127 Lid
ward I., U'7a to 1307. Henry VIII.,
1500 to 15-17, (Croat) Phillip and)
Mary Nhlllln?. Elizabeth Hammered
Shilling (Queen Elisabeth dated the'
first coins of the world. James i..
Charles I., and II and William III.
which l.ruiKs ns down to 1 6 9 8 , Anne
1707 to 1711. Georeo I 1720, George
II, 1732-1743. George, 111., 1804 (a
genuine dollar of 1S04 and the only;
dollar KiiKlnn.l evei issued) to 17 IS,
George IV. William IV. and Victor
la whose reign covered over sixty
years and was dearly loved by her sub
jects Tho most remarlcable, curious, old
est and largest nolo 1 ever had the
pleasure to look upon came from the
Treasury of the imperial Palace Pe
klnt'. China. Hung Wei Reign (about
430 yeajra old good for one strln;; of
cash. I 'Tinted In black and red op a
dark greyish heavy paper in native.
characters (size of note i'wxKl'j
H G. FaJRCHIUD.
Numismatist, Dealer In old and rare
coins, and' medals from all parts
the world. Any degree of rarity, 251
Twenty-fifth street. Ogdeh, Utah
LADY. FIREMEN M X I '
(it intemattonal News service)
BOSTON, Dec. 1 Ami bow about
the lady firemen? Fire Commission
er John R. Murphy at fire headquar
ters had been outlining tho progress
of the fire depnrtmenl in I he last ear
and three-quarters strict hs took the
reins. Lady firemen'.' he queried,
"why. what have I to do with those "
Nothing, to be sure. The ladles are
; voting now and they can vote the in -j
selves in or not, as they please. We
i men are in the lap of the gods and
j tho ladies and whenever they take
the notion they can vole mo out and
put In a lovely feminine commission
er, with beautiful blond curls, in my
place. its not for me to eay one
! way or another. Just ask the ladies
j themselves " Which was all spoken
I with old-time Irish courtesy.
, oo-, .
SLOW MAIL TO MEXICO.
(By International Mews Service)
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Dec. L
Mexican postal authorities aasert that
tho slow methods which keep letters
sometimes nine and ten days on the
way here from NetV York are on the
brisk American side of the border and
not on the sleepy Mexican side. Wide
awake posi office aKents ut Laredo,
it Ih stated, hold mall until they get a
carload before sending it on to Mex
ANNUAL GERMAN BUDGET
BERLIN. Dec. 4. German budget
estimates for 1920. submitted to mem-
hers of the Reichstag, call for the ex
penditure of 4 1,000.000.000 marks in
connection with the execution ft the
peace treaty. This is part of the ex
traordinary budget which totals 5 1 , -500.000,000
marks and for these pur-j
poses the estimated revenue is only!
2,200. 000, 000; so that some 50. 000,000, -j
000 marks must be raised by loan.
The ordinary budget as estimated,'
amounts to :t'J, 800. 000. 000 marks. "U
this sum the Income tax is expected toi
produce 12 000.000.000 marks. but
8.000.000.000 of it must be paid over
to the federal states. The levy onl
capital is estimated to produce 3,50u,-l
uuo.OOO marks and the non-recurrln
war lew on Increases in the value of
property. 10.000.000.000 marks, but
Of the latter sum only 4,600,000.000 H
can be credited to this year's budget.
The returns from customs and evclso -m
are expected to produce 9.100.000,000
The total Income from the SOUrCt s H
named available for this year's budget,
Is 21 ..100.000.000 marks.
STRONG MAN LBF1 5
TAXI SA BS BOY
PARIS While a helpless crowd H
surveyed the scene Boulevard Elauss- IH
matin, the strongest man in France. BJ
lined a taxicab single-handed and re-
ae i i newsboy pinned beneath it HI
when the crowd didn't know that tho
hero was the famous Haussmann. ' H
You can I
(jRSasSsasSli ur budget Plan makes
f it possible.
The NEW EDISON I
"The Phonograph with a Soul"
It's great the way the Budget Plan manages your
money distributes the payments through 1921
uses thrift and system to stretch your pocketbook.
Proudfi! Sporting Goods Co. j I
Comer Twenty-fourth Street and Hudson Avenue
a. I H
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