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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUN DAY; JULY 14, 1»O1.
Publication Office.-. < *^|lpil^* .';'. ............ ..Market and Third, S. F.
BIRD-LIKE SADA YACOO
OF CHRYSANTHEMUM LAND
GIVEN HARSH CRITICISM
POPULAR ITALIAN SINGER WHO
GAINED FAME IN THE ROLE OF
CALIFORNIA GIRL WHO HAS
BEEN SUCCESSFUL ON THE
leaning* toward the stage. In "Privata
John Allen" she played the part of Bes
sie Stokes, a loud good-hearted woman of
the racetrack, and won strong favor by
her characteristic impersonation. That
Mls3 Van Braham has a pleasing exterior
is amply evidenced by the picture.
Los Angeles— G. Hockwell, at the Gil
sey; E. W. Kilsey, at the Westminster; L.
J. C Spruam, at the Holland.
NEW YORK. July 13.— The following
Calif ornians have arrived: San Francisco
— B. L. Dow and wife, at the Imperial;
Miss V. Foltz, at the Victoria; Mrs. M. A.
Greenwood, at the Imperial; W. G. Mc-
Carthy, at the Earlington; D. E. Newell,
at the Albert; J. H. Reid, J. Reid Jr., J.
Reid and wife, at .the Grand Union; F.
Shaly, at the Ashland.
Calif oroians in New 'York.
The organ, by the way, is not the least
notable of the features of the convention.
It is the new memorial instrument pre
sented by Mrs. Jane L. Stanford to Stan
ford University, and desUned to occupy
a permanent place in the college chapel.
It has been very kindly lent to the Ep
worth League by Mrs. Stanford and has
come right from the organ shop to San
Francisco. The instrument has a patriot
ic as well as an artistic value, being the
work of a Californlan organ builder, Mur
ray M. Harris of £os Angeles, and Is, I
believe, the fim electrical, organ built
west of Chicago. It is an excellent speci
men of the organ builder's art, the most
ambitious product so far of home talent
in this direction, and is the promise and
portent of development here of a highly
Important industry- The organ is large,
with three manuals and forty-six stops,
thus divided: On the great organ, thir
teen; swell organ, fifteen; choir, nine, and
pedat. nine. There Is an ample variety "of
tone and color, a good volume, excellent
balance and admirable mechanical action
It Is most probable that the Epworth
League chorus singing will be of the kind
that is worth hearing. Long practice has
gone to the study of the choruses, there
are 1300 voices in the choir and a good or
gan to back up the vocal volume. There
will be sung on Tuesday evening next at
the Pavilion "The Heavens Are Telling,"
"Gloria" from Mozart's "Twelfth Mass,"
"Thanks Be to God," "Be Not Afraid,"
"By Babylon's Wave," "Worthy Is the
Lamb" and to conclude with the "Halle
lujah Chorus." There Is but one thing
lacking— the usual lack— that , of a sym
phony orchestra to add to the orchestral
coloring. But the organ will- go far to
remedy the deficiency In the capable
hands of W.'F. Skeele of Los Angeles and
"William B. Kin? of Oakland, who will ac
company the choruses, and also give solos
on the new Instrument.
It is Impossible to overestimate the hu
manlzing-^plritualizing, if you like it
better— influence of this form of- musical
expression both on listener and singer.
There is a vastness of 'result, a breadth
of emotional reach never otherwise ob
tained. Heaven is touched and earth's
utmost sounded as the great common
chord of worship or lament is set vibrat
ing. Each singer feels the God of his
fathers praised by the thousand throats
of his fellow choristers, each listener the
joy and grief of his world sung to heaven
by lips opened for him alone. Most truly
do' these things make for the brotherhood
of man, and — but. I never meant to be be
guiled into sermonizing this gracious Sun
Beethoven felt this. In his last, and
largely held to be his greatest symphony,
to the wealth of orchestral beauty he
added the human voice, with what mag
nificent largeness of result is known to all
hearers of the "Choral Symphony." More
familiarly felt because more widely
known Is the effect of the great oratorio
choruses, many of which we shall have
the privilege of hearing during the comr
ing week from the Epworth League sing
TO the Epworth Leaguers, Chris
tian Endeavorers and other oon
ventioners—to keep the English up
to pitch— San Francisco ' owes
it gets in the way of
the large choral festival, a debt, look you,
cf no mean proportions. Since old King
Solomon's time (who, according to Jo
sephus. numbered two hundred thousand
Levltlc choristers in his temple chorus,
not to speak of two hundred thousand
trombones and. trumpets and forty thou
sand harps and psalteries of finest brass
In the accompanying orchestra!) the
grand chorus has ever been held the only
cufflcient medium of expression for the
fullness of the joy and sorrow of nations.
It is the democracy of music, the voice of
the Intimate heart of the race, the boon
of speech to the great common human
thrill that is left untouched by the sub
limated emotional aristocracy of the or
Sonata, piano and violin. Op. 20, Arthur
Foote; violin concerto in D (Pagantni) ; piano
solos, (a) Intermezzo (Schumann), (b) Scherzo
(Mendelssohn); violin solo, "Chaconne"( Bach);
piano solos, (a) Nocturne (Chopin), (b) Scherzo
(Chopin); violin solos, (a) Romance (Sindlng),
(b) Passacaglia (Handel-Thomson); Benata in
E minor (Mozart), piano and violin.
The following programme given by Mr.
SIgmund Beel at. New Bechstein Hall,
London, on June 10. affords a very 'wel
come assurance of the distinguished vio
linist's restored health. The London cli
mate has not suited Mr. Beel like his na
tive air of California, but he seems now
to be quite well again, and hard at work,
which will be good hearing to his host of
admirers here. Mr. Beel was assisted by
Miss Ada Wright at the piano, and Henry
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The above portrait of Estefania Colla
marini, the popular Carmen of the last
Tivoli grand opera season, is the charm
ing singer's latest concession to the came
ra artist. She will appear again as Car
men this year, and will also essay the
hole of Delilah in Saint-Saens' "Samson
and Delilah." - • . --
throughout. The instrument will hardly
be heard to best advantage in the Pa
vilion, but W. F. Skeele, who "opened" it
in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, will ex
hibit Its- possibilities next Tuesday even
ing, when he will be heard in the follow
ing solos, that complete the programme
of ths leaguers' first concert: An opening
march; the "Grand Choeur" in D of Gull
mant; "Barcarolle," Lemare; "The
Storm," Lemmens; "Variations on a
Scotch Air." Buck, and the "Toccata,"
from the "Fifth Symphony" of Wldor.
A dispatch from Europe announces that Queen Wilhtlrriina expects an heir to the • Dutch
throne to be born ) about Christmas time ; and the way these European correspondents keep tab on
things. is remarkable. ¦'.;;', ¦ :,¦¦¦.,.: ¦"¦¦'•. ¦¦¦¦•"¦' • : * ' ' ', " """. . " \ * 1 .¦
Massachusetts is bragging because her prison census shows 483 less criminals confined this
year 1 than at the corresponding period of last year;^ but it is to be noted she has carefully ab
stained from counting how many criminals she has out of jail.
Since Comptroller Dawes has resigned his office for the purpose of making a race for the
Senatorship from Illinois, Senator Billy Mason will probably conclude that the best way to spend
a vacation this year is to make a tour of the country, and get around among the boys!
It is announced that the famous dispatch instructing Dewey "to capture or destroy. the
Spanish fleet'" was written by; Lieutenant* H. W. Whittelsey, ; but the information comes too; late
to give the gentleman much of a boom. Still he may get a chance to write a magazine article.
Despite the fact "that Olney is quite an old man, some of the Boston papers declare he is
a better leader than the Democrats can find anywhere else; and it 'may be so, for after four years
of the boy orator, it would not be too much of a reaction if the party went back to Methuselah
for a change. 7 • . , ' ' ,- : : ';/\ ' ". : ¦"•,•¦ . \ ¦ >
A movement to raise money to erect a monument to Whittier was started in New Eng
land just about the time -the, hot wave struck that section of the country, but the promoters were
not demoralized. On the contrary, they redoubled their efforts and'urged everybody to subscribe
to the fund because Whittier once wrote a poem called "Snowbound."
A woman in Kansas City who has applied for a divorce is said to have written to her
lawyer the following instructions: "I have a very fine marriage certificate, with little Cupids on
it and a ribbon. attached, and I would like to have my divorce decree on parchment with a blue
no, a pink— seal; tfiat would. blend better with, the parchment I'd like pink ribbons, too, if you
please." -.••¦. \ '. '« . .'.-,"
In a dead level State, where the seasons change at the same time throughout its area, one
game law may apply to all parts, but it is not so here, either 'as to feathered or four-footed
THE Marysville Democrat assumes that the Call opposes the protection of:fish and game
because we question the wisdom of .a. law which destroys allfish and game found on hand
the first day of the close season. Such' a regulation destroys food and causes a loss to the
dealer. Precautions against accumulating a surplus stock in cold storage are just as easy
as the tagging of such legitimate surplus as a dealer may carry over in the ordinary course of trade.
Game laws should be rigid and rigidly enforced. It is even well to have laws that forbid
entirely the taking of deer and large game for a period of three or five years, in order that it may
multiplicand then the open season be thereafter limited, and killing restricted to the male
It would be well if Legislatures would consult naturalists in the fixing of the open and
close season for game. In California the altitude of our mountains counts for latitude, and the
season of breeding has a wide range. A law that permits the shodting of deer and birds in the
valleys is not applicable at the same date to the whole State. When spring is advanced and it is
even summer in the valleys, the vernal season has not opened in the mountains.- The present
arrangement of the deer law permits the killing of deer at a season wkjen the venison is not fit J:'o
eat, so that all taken is wasted, and the animals are practically killed for their hides. At the sea
son when the venison is fit to eat, it cannot be taken without penalty. This misplacing of the
shooting season does not preserve the deer, as the great bales of dried hides sold in this city
The same criticism applies to the dove season. For years it has opened while the birds
are still nesting. The result has been a great decrease in that game. The opening has now been
set forward to August, which is* an improvement.
To return fo the deer season, prohibition of the sale of venison and of export from the
county where taken has turned deer hunting into hide hunting. The limitation of the season's
hunt to. three deer per hunter is entirely ineffective, since there is no way of proving that more
are taken, and the hunter is not likely to turn informer "on himself. As has been frequently said
our deer law is intended for an exclusive few, "or to profit the hide hunter. The Legislature
should consult naturalists and intelligent hunters in the different zones of altitude, and they
would then prepare a law that would run not by county lines, but according to altitude, as the
natural seasons go. Its effect would be to really preserve the, game and permit the best us.e of
that which is taken. \
THE GAME LAWS.
And still they come. Miss Elsa Van
Braham," .who is pictured above, is a
young- ' Calif ornian girl j who has just re
turned to San Francisco after a success
ful season with Charles B. L" Hanf ord In
"Private John Allen." • Miss Van Braham,
who ; is : known ', at home : as Elsa. Grace
Abrams," is* a graduate. of ; Miss Lake's
school . and . has always . shown a strong
Alice Taylor, another young Calif ornian
with histrionic aspirations, has just
signed with Howard Hall for a season.
The former leading man of the Alcazar
and Central theaters will star during 1 the
coming season under the management of
Charles Blaney, in a play entitled "The
Man ' "Who Dared," and Miss Taylor will
be the leading ingenue of the company.
The former Oakland girl had a consider
able success in "The Prisoner of Zenda"
In New York a short time ago. .
"Well, - it is an old story now, ¦ how the
Japanese actors played for three cents a
performance at the beginning of the Paris
Exposition, and ended at eight francs,
with Bernhardt * and Kejane everyday
spectators of their efforts. But we had
the first hearing and sight of the unique
entertainment, and gave the first god
speed to the quaint company.
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But one thing out of key was there, the
unspeakable singing of the De Reszke of
Japan, Fujita, Of all amazing, hair-rais
ing and incomprehensible performances
that It has been my lot to hear, that was
the worst, and so far as that goes the
Englishman's attitude is readily under
stood — one is tempted to believe, indeed,
that the London performance began with
Fujita, and could readily sympathize with
the critic If for him it had ended there.
Fortunately for us Fujita came late on
the programme. The audience had settled
down Into an inspired politeness of at
tention, suggested by a printed slip with
minute directions for the etiquette of the
affair, and had just attained a soothing
belief in itself as a model of manners
that even the most hypercritical maid of
Nippon could find no flaw in, when Fu
jita happened along. It was the sudden
ness of the affair. Into the cherry-blos
som daintiness and grace the little brown
grotesque dropped like a frog in a bou
quet of butterflies, and the newly acquired
manners of the audience took rapid
flight It hid behind its shrieking neigh
bor, stuffed its handkerchief . into its
mouth in a vain attempt to smother Its
Olympic laughter, as Fujita howled and
squealed and squirted out his gong. But
just the same the song had the artistic
value of the grotesque, and only made the
Japanese introduction to the West the
more nationally characteristic.
Not that it matters, for the quaint lit
tle company that we first greeted here on
one never to be forgotten night in June,
'99, at Maple Hall in the Palace Hotel,
has received its full meed of sympathy
and appreciation since that time. To any
one present at that Vsach-blossom festi
val, that correct, ridiculous and charming
affair, the future success of Madame Sada
and her company in Paris was a, foregone
conclusion. The whole thing was as cer
tainly and conventionally artistic as a
Hiroshlgo drawing, with the same inspired
and weird perspective, the same absolute
loveliness of line and the same auda
cious brilliance of color. From the geisha
dance of Madame Yacco, an absolute
music of movement, in which the slim,
brilliant figure fitted, half bird-like, half
like a butterfly against the still gold of
the black edged screen behind, to the
delicate melancholy of the symphonies of
Japan played on the saaiisen and koto,
and the crowning grace of the quaint
ceremonies of the Chanoyu— the ancient
festival of the tea-drinking— the Japanese
greeting to the West was a keen, artistic
OUR Captious Critic" in the Lon
don Sporting and Dramatic
News, this week, falls afoul of
that charming: little tea-house
lady, Sada Yacco. whose first
acquaintance with the stern world on the
other side of the jade and pearl screen
was made some two years ago In San
Francisco. Sada Yacco and Otto Kawa
kami, the Ellen Terry and Irving of
Japan, have recently been doing the
drama as she is done in Japan for the
benefit of Criterion patrons in London,
and the critic caps his captlousness by a
refusal to see good of any kind In the
efforts of these stars of the Oriental
stage. Gcod, that Is. according to Occi
dental standards, and that there may be
others he seems to find difficult of be
lief. Even for the music and dancing of
these jewels of Asia he finds no word of
praise, but the doubtful appreciation
"that it may be simply perfect in Japan,
but that I feel that I should need to be
a Japanese to enjoy it," an attitude
neither wise nor logical.
BAFFLED in their efforts, to obtain- control of the machinery of the Republican party, and
seeing defeat of all then- political schemes staring them in the face, the bosses, who
for so long a ' time have done politics for profit in this city , have now in their despera
tion turned to the Republican State Committee for assistance. , * It is their desire to get
the State Committee to recognize their so-called County Committee ; as the body legally author
ized to present to the Board of Election Gommissioners on the part of the Republicans of San
Francisco a plan for apportionment of delegates to the approaching convention.
In these efforts the bosses have been so far successful that the chairman of the State Com
mittee has been induced to consent to issue a call for a meeting of that body. An jssue is there
fore raised which, it behooves the members 'of the committee to study carefully. The gentle
men who compose the committee are to be called from their counties to interfere in the local
politics of San Francisco: There is no State; question involved in the campaign, nor is any State
officer to be voted for at the election. Such controversies as exist are matters of what is strictly
and exclusively San Francisco politics. Why then should the State Committee be called upon to
It is to be borne in mind there has been established by law. a Board of Election Commis
sioners to settle any questions of this kind that may. arise. The board is a part of the political
machinery of San Francisco, and the members of it are much/better fitted to.deal with local con
troversies than are any set of men drawn from the State at large. There* is no reason why men
should come from their homes, in far-away Modoc, or even from the nearness of Alameda. to
interfere in San Francisco politics, any more than that San Francisco politicians should inter
pose "in the politics of those counties.
While there are no reasons to justify interference on the part of the State Committee
there are several good reasons why it should not interfere. In the first place by such action the
State Committee would be involved in a broil from which it could not derive credit and might
emerge with discredit that would seriously affect its efficiency in matters that rightly belong to it.
The outsider who interposes in a family quarrel never gets thanks for his pains. In the second
place such interference from outsiders would probably disgust- many of the more independent
members of the Republican party and thus endanger the whole ticket. ... It will hardly be denied
by any sane man. that the American people resent outside interference with local, affairs, and such
interference in San Francisco on the part of the Republican State Committee would go far toward
bringing about a Democratic victory.
Finally, the State Committee should bear in mind this, plain, fact — there is no controversy
among the Republicans of San Francisco; they are united and harmonious. The controversy
that has been carried to the committee is ope raised by Martin Kelly and Phil Crimmins, sup
ported and assisted by W. F: Herrin,\ John C. Lynch, Jere Burke and other employes of the
Southern Pacific Railroad. Not one of these men is in any sense a genuine Republican. They are
in politics for what they can make out of it, and are even now scheming with Democratic bosses
to do politics together. The claim of such men to control the Republican organization is
so shamelessly impudent that it. is not entitled to a 'moment's consideration.
The activity of the Southern Pacific officials and employes in supporting men like Crim
mins and Kelly is in violation of the orders issued by President Hays, and he should certainly
give his attention to it. If that. order is not to be looked upon as a farce it should be promptly
enforced. t> •
STRICTLY A LOCAL ISSUE.
Address Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager
JOHN D. SPRECKELS. Proprietor.
BY BLANCHE PARTINGTON.
QRAND CHORUS REGARDED
AND PRIZED THROUGH AGES
AS MUSIC'S DEMOCRACY
THE SAN PRANGISGO G/VL.L
Among the several . States and Terr!-,
tories Oklahoma shows the largest per-
centage of increase, according to tha
census of 1300.
Special Matinee at Columbia.
Miss Blanche Bates will appear at a
special matinee at the Columbia on Frl-.
day, July 19. Ib&en's famous play "Hedda
Gabler" -will be presented.
On sale July. 20 and 21," the Union : Pacific
Railroad will ; sell round trip . tickets : to ' Chi-
cago, good for 60 days, at rate of $72 50. D.-.W.
Hitchcock, General Agent, 1 Montgomery «t,"
Ban Francisco. 1 ' \ ;
Chicago and Return $72.50.
The Santa Fe will- sell'- low "rate tickets to
all points j July 12 to August 15 -inclusive to
holders of Epworth League tickets and friends
accompanying [ them. . Call at Santa F? ' office,
641 Market street, or ferry, depot. ; Jv, "'-
Cheap Bates for Epworth Leaguers
-and Their Friends.
The Santa Fe to Merced and stage thence
via Merced Falls. Coultervnie, Hazel Green,
Merced Bis Trees, Cascade Falls and Bridal
Veil Falls, arriving at Sentinel Hotel at 6 the
next afternoon. This is the most popular route
and the rates are the lowest. Ask at 641 Mar-
ket st. for particulars and folder.
Best Way to the Yossmite.
On July. 22d a special excursion rate of $40
for the round trip. San Francisco to the Grand
Canyon of Arizona, will be made. Leaving San
Francisco at 8. p. m.' on the 22d, you reach the
Canyon for supper the 23d. No other sight is
comparable to this, the grandest ] of nature's
marvels. Ask at, 641 Market street, the Santa
Fe office, about it. iiVK-'i
Grand Canyon Excursion.
¦Everything pertaining to the New "World
may be easily and cheaply seen at the Pan-
American Exposition, and the best way to
get to Buffalo is by the comfortable trains
of the Nickel Plate . Road, carrying Nickel
Plate Dining Cars, In which are served Amer-
ican Club meals from 33c to U each. Book
free, "showing pictures of exposition buildings.
Hotel accommodations reserved. JAY W.
ADAMS, P. C. P. A., 37 Crocker building.
San Francisco, Cal.
Are You "Of the Old World"?
No man has ever been able to ascertain
which gives a woman the most pleasure,
hearing herself praised or some other
woman run down. •
Special information supplied dally to
business bouses and public men by the
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Mont-
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
CaL glace fruit 60c per 1b at Towrisend's.*
Choice candies, Townsend's, Palace Hotel*
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