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BIGGY'S QUEER CONDUCT IN THE HAAS CASE
GORONER LELAXD'S inquirj; into the death of Haas, the
assassin, is proving the case of the people against their incom
petent chief of police, Biggy. One of the strongest witnesses
against Biggy is Biggy. At first he sent his private lawyer — or,
'more likely, somebody else's private lawyer — to block the coroner's
'investigation. Failing and exposed in that, Biggy went on trying
: to conceal the actual facts of the suicide — if it was a suicide — for
-'which he is morally responsible. He has succeeded thus far in
: proving the untruth of his* own statements, designed to cover up
the men and the interests behind Haas, and in demonstrating the
absurdity and impossibility of his pistol in the shoe theory. - »1-
Among other devices to_obscure the situation Biggy had one
£; of his men spend the night with the suicide's pistol inside his shoe
'in the hope that this process might demonstrate that no rust marks 1
~ would show as a consequence of this contact on the man's foot.
The only result was to prove the contrary and show that Haas
* could not possibly have carried the pistol in that manner. It is
;. quite certain that Haas had neither pistol nor cartridges at the time
; .he was searched by Captain Duke and Special Agent Burns in the
courtroom immediately after the shooting. What happened after
that search or how he got the pistol we shall probably never know
: with certainty unless Biggy and the Ruef policemen who "guarded
Haas tell the full truth.
We do know that it was directly and positively to the interest
of the "higher ups M that the mouth of .Haas should be closed forever.
I Haas was insolvent at the time he sought. to get on the Ruef jury
in April. He told Mrs. Miriam Cohn then that he expected to get
, sufficient money for that service to pay his debts. He certainly
-.; could not get so much money out of his small per diem for jury
service. Undoubtedly if Haas had lived he would have exposed the
machinery and personnel" of the jury fixing bureau in the employ
- of. the grafters. It is an open secret that men who did get on that
I- jury were bribed to vote for acquittal. . Haas. knew exactly who were
Whether Haas died by his own hand or not it was, in every
sense the interest of the grafters that he should be put out of the
way. Men who engage in jury fixing, dynamiting and kidnaping
are not in the least scrupulous • about means and their interest in
. this case is obvious, to the 'meanest understanding. As long as
* Haas' lived they were in grave danger; ;* : ;
That the police played on the fears of Haas is known because
iPolice Sergeant Burke gave him a. .newspaper; containing a full
•announcement of the indignation meeting" at; Dreamland rink. In
.so doing Burke played his x 'part!for the men behind "Haas. If the
purpose was to drive the.'wretch to despair by letting him know
what his fellow citizens "thought of him and his crime the act of
Burke may be easily understood." •
Of course, the prograft press is now unanimous in the opinion
that Haas was an^ ijsresponsible^crank acting of his ovvii motion.
These newspapers have had" -tKeir -orders. and have all fallen into
* line, but none of them.has yet had the : . hardihood, to explain away
the undoubted fact -that^Haas- was -acting -under* the orders of the
jury fixing bureau as far'back as. April and expected to get a large
sum of money for his;-services as juror. He failed to get the price
of his vote and there- is eyery-T<:ason to believe, that he continued
in the same sen-i^-'although-inJa'dirYerent fieldl^ He was not the
kind of man to balk-at any sort: of service as -long as it brought him
the price. .• ' , '\u25a0
It is this obvious" interest of the grafters to get rid of Haas- at
whatever cost, coupled with the -proved negligence— to call it by
no more severe name— of the .men 'chosen by: Biggy to guard the
•prisoner that makes the case- so black for the chief, of police. It
might interest the public of San Francisco if Biggy should explain
. why he chose 'from the whole police force two of Ruef's* men to
guard Haas 'and then gave them orders to prevent access to the
prisoner by the officials of the prosecution.
;*WELL DONE, OAKLAND!"
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/°\XCE more , Oakland . earns 1 the warm congratulations of all
I 1 California. Competently and generously aided by Her sister
• cities, Alatneda and Berkeley, she has; raised for a group
"bf worthy and needy charities and philanthropies by one day's
•."efforts the gratifying total of above $20,000. It was a splendid re
sponse to an appeal that touched not only the sympathies of the
people on the east side of the bay, but their local pride and their
'civic spirit. <
"Tag day," that very new manner of reaching the hearts and
•the purses of a community, inevitably includes a kind of competition
* in well doing, a rivalry in benevolence. J^os Angeles ties tags on
herself to the cheery tune of $7,500. Seattle makes it $12,000. S^an
;Franciscoj sends out her army of "taggers" and they bring back
528.000. Oakland, less rich -and .less populous than her sister oh
this side of tire bay,.makes up nearly all the difference by still harder
work and still more liberal giving and hands over to kindergarten,
hospital and relief work- a round $20,000. •- Oakland may well be
proud. Her neighbors are- proud of Oakland and of the cities 1 that
helped to make hera close second on the Pacific coast's "tag day"
In Oakland, as here and in ojther coast cities that have "tagged"
themselves, .it was chiefly the women that did the noble work, with
the boys and girls valiantly assisting tlicm. Mere man may have
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charitable instincts and impulses, but he needs to be reminded- of
them, and the. women are ever the most efficient at converting those
instincts and impulses into real money. The women and the children
of Oakland, asking in the name of charity and appealing to local
pride, were answered in a. way that was worth witnessing. So were
such, appeals answered in. San Francisco. "Tag day- is a pretty
good institution in something more than the financial sense. It
brings out dimes and dollars* and it brings a smile with every coin. It
is a day of kind and warm hearts — a day devoted to the humanities.
"Tagged" or not, all the cities of California, reflecting that every
penny of this $20,000 goes to; little children who would otherwise
be untaught, to the poor overtaken by illness, to buying food and
fuel and shelter and clothing for the: destitute, make haste to cry,
THE modern clubwoman has
evolved from the self-centered
| creature who was seeking culture
alone and has developed into the
type of philanthropist who refuses to
be termed philanthropist and insists
upon the name sociologist. The mod
ern clubwoman, in short, has an aim
outside her own immediate welfare.
The attitude of the clubwoman toward
weaker humanity is not any longer an
attitude of tolerance, but of sympathy
and efficient" help. The_"self-helplngfV
clubs have almost disappeared, except
ing where they include a broader pur
pose, and the modern clubwoman has
before her a wider field than was
dreamed of by the club founders, who
were considered visionaries in former
days. Reports from various organiza
tions show progress in every line of
endeavor. .
The Caedmon club, which devotes it
self to art and literature, held a de
lightful meeting , last Tuesday at the
home of Mrs. Clinton Jones, in Buchan
an street: A reception followed" the
musical program. ' Among those /who
contributed to an unusually artistic en
tertainment were Rev. ; Robert, Sesnon.
Miss Davis, and; Mr. Wlllcutt, who re
ceived enthusiastic applause. The- ac
companist was Mlsa Kelly. The offi
cers of this club are:. Mrs. Eleanor
Martin, president; Mrs. Francis J. Sul
livan, vice president; Miss Florence
Murphy, recording secretary; Miss
Louise Sprague, corresponding ,-„• secre
tary; Mrs. M. J. Fottrell, treasurer;
board of directors — Mrs. J. M. Driscoll,
Mrs. Clinton 'Jones, Mrs.' ; Margaret
Deane, Mrs. William Geer Hitchcock,
Mrs. Garre£ McEnerney and Mrs. D. W.
Nesfleld.
This afternoon the: Daughters of Cal
ifornia Pioneers and. their guests will
enjoy a musical program to be given
under the direction of Mrs. Kathryn
Day Boyne, as. follows:
Song (a). "Autumn" (b) "Spring," Mrs. Wal
ter J«nke; violin obligaUi. Miss Turnpr; accom
panist. Miss Edith Lincoln: reading "Her Letter
His Letter, Her Answer" i (Brer Harte) Miss
Margaret Truett; sons. ."The Night Has a Thou
sand Eyes"., .(Metcalf).L Mrs. Roy.. MePhsrl
"Early Footprints in Marln County." . H*nry •m'
Plxley : song, . V Until You Came" - (M«iteaft 1,. Mrs'
Walter Janke: reading. "Nell" (Caro Uoma) :
Mrs. E. V. Easton; "Pioneer Characteristics "
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The Woman's Public, Health associa
tion will 'a. meeting at 10:30-to
morrow morning at 7 the California' club.
The president'; of thls'unlque.organi
zation, the only one;of*lts kind among
the .: various clubs.'; is , Mrs. -A. ,W. . Scott.
She is assisted by ;ar capable commit
tee • of clubwomen;' '\u25a0'' who,, will -devote
their attention : to the public welfare
and:the medical' guide for, 1 the club will
be Dr. Charles Rueker. ; The object of
the club 'is : the' education 'of -citizens
to the value of /sanitary conditions." ,
...The- California!, club,,, always
will" have the- following, department
mefttlnars ;durln«r • the, "week;-. Tuesday.
Going Forward
Clubwomen and Their Work
Alice G. Eccles
parliamentary law section. 1:30. p. .m.;
Wednesday, department of civics, 10 a.
m.; Thursday, optimist section, 3 p.
m.; Friday, choral section, 10:30 a. m.,
at the clubhouse.
The Cllonian club is delving Into the
literary treasures of Spain, and the
program announced for Tuesday is one
->t rare interest for the devotees of
Spanish art and literature. The fol
lowing topics will be discussed:
"Jusepe Kibera" (1588-1656) "La Spagnolette,"
Mrs. W*. G. Leale: '.'Two Types of Spanish
Qtieenu. Isabel of Valois and Mariana of Aus
tria. Miss Mabol Bijrelow; '-'Bartolorae Esteban
Murlllo" (IGIB-IGS2). the painter of the "ConcetH
Uou." Mrs. George nowe ; "The Historic Banks
of the Rjdansoa," Mrs. C.E. Torres; general
subject: "Gerona, the Immortal." -
The officers of the club are: Miss
Emma Campbell, president; Mrs.."Wes
ley T. Gorham, first vice president; Mrs.
Robert Vail, second vice president; Miss
Daisy Kittredge, recording secretary;
Mrs. F. H. .Tones, corresponding secre
tary; Mrs. E. G. Elsen, treasurer; Hiss
Alice M. Way, auditor. '• i
The Woman's auxiliary of the Society
of California Pioneers will, hold . its
regular monthly, meeting for members
ahd guests Saturday a.t Pioneer i place.
The \ lecture on this occasion - will be
delivered by Dr. George Wharton
James. A special announcement Is made
of the annual breakfast toj be given
Saturday, December 5, at noon at;the
Hotel Argonaut, corner of Fourth
street and Pioneer place. . Each mem
ber may invite two guests. Applica
tions for seats-should be made without
delay and the names of guests fur
nished not; later than, .December l . to
the president," Mrs., Charles J. Deerlng,
2023 Broderlck street. This will be
the : first | breakfast ; given "/since the fire
and.the president, hopes that there will
be .-a-: large? gathering. '-\u25a0:\u25a0.;'..•'\u25a0•, ;; J v. .
The Equal Suffrage league of San
Francisco will: give Thanksgiving
dinner Monday inight.fNovember 30,;; at
the Fairmont, and among the organiza
tions represented 'will -be: The College
and Professional Woman's ; league. ; the
Suffrage Amendment" association of
Oakland, the Political \u25a0 Equality ; club'ot
Berkeley, : the Susan . B.v Anthony \u25a0\u25a0 club,
the WagejEafnersV league, and officers i
of "the various 'women's clubs. VAmong |
those, expected -to; be; present '} are; > '
George ; TVharton 'Junes Albert" pilot ":
William Keith . Thomas • E.- Ha.vden
Mrs. . Mary McHenry Mrs. Charles Newman
• Keith'- :•-:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•;-': •-:\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•;-' Mrs.' Robert Dean •:;- '
Dr. David Starr. Jordan Miss' Luelle^ Eaves -:
\u25a0 rrof.«LUlU.'j. MattlnLMrt.'.Frank Dcering r :
'of Stanford • , . (Misa Kate Ames >K-Lfl: '
Prof. Georpe H. Boke N Miss Katherlne Felton T
Prof. Adolph Miller/ Mrs,^lx>u!s. Hertz, : •"•
Prof . s • M.* ?. E. o Jaffa ;of Mrs. : X. ' I<. . Baldn-ln C
, the istate: university^ Mrs. v Emilia Tojettl
: Rev. William Rader \u25a0 William- French >
B: Fay; Mills : , . - ;.»-'\u25a0 | Dr. Amy G. Bowen r
Austin Lewis . John W.'J Sweeney jr.. '
James G.f Magulre: VrglVAmella.Truesdale;
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I -".TheiCorona^club announces'- a>me'et
ii n g .: to ' A be T - hel d - ; Th ufsday/ af tern oori \ ; at
"2 X o'clock \ 'at ' 2666 • Mission , street,\ when
business 4 1 Importance '*be-. under
dlscusß|on.'VJ'A";; large attendance la re
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! : Answers to Queries
WINDOW 'BREAKING—J. J.V City. If «
person' from any cause should break .'a window
In a store is it part of the business of the police
to ' settle - the matter, or should a warrant be
taken : against the party who broke it? \u25a0
If the breaking was malicious the
party ought: to be arrested and the
matter brought before a police judge;
If it was an accidental breaking or the
result of carelessness, ' which might
make the party liable to * civil dam
ages, the policeman might suggest that
it would be better to pay for the dam
age done than stand the cost of a trial
for .damages.
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GARIUTT— W. B. H.. Pinole. Cal. What
was the last political office Thomas Garrity
ran for In Alameda county before- his death, and
in what year?
He ran for county recorder of Con
tra Costa county In IS9O. Came to
Oakland in 1892. Two years later, he
was candidate for superior judge, was
beaten by Hall, despite the fact that
he ran 5,000 ahead of his ticket. In
1897>and in 1899 he ran for city attor
ney ; of Oakland against W. A. Dow,
1 but each time he was beaten by 210.
|He died in 1902.
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COCOANUT OlL— Subscriber. Pacific Grov«,
Cal.- Please tell about the : proportion of cocoa
nut oil to j a nut, and how it is expressed.
The kernel of the cocoanut contains
more than 70 per cent of a fixed oil
called cocoanut oil or butter. "It Is ob
tained by pressure of the bruised
kernel, .or by boiling over a slow fire
and skimming off the oil as it floats
tothe surface. It Is said, that a quart
of oil may be obtained from 7 or 8
nuts.
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HUSBAND'S DUTY— J. N\. City. Man and
wife and wife's sister are at a table at supper,
wife ; asks ' her sister -to pass . her a glass of
water and she refuses, claiming that It is the
husband's duty to jet It for his wife. Was she
right?
The husband should wait upon his
wife, but In this case the sister cer
tainly did not show much sisterly love
by. refusing on the | ground that it was
the' husband's duty to pass the water.
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I MARE ISLAND— F. F.. City. What is the
correct > pronouncation of Mare island? Is It
one syllable as to the first portion of the name
or, two. as Mar-e?
; first portion of the name is pro
nounced the same as the name of the
female of the horse.
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' HENET— Mrs. A. D. C. City. Where was
Francis ' J. Heney born ?
In Lima; New York; March 17, 1^59! \u25a0
Permanent Cure for Extortionate
[[ Express Rates \,
EDITOR The Call— Sir: Once again
permit me through your -columns
to remind the public that they
have in their hands a. real remedy for
the; extortion . practiced upon; them by
'express ,-, C)
'•';\ Every other country, worth classi
fying \u0084as, as jcivlllzed ' has an up to date
parcels - by/ which packages are
carried 'long distances , at" low rates.
, \u25a0; As an instance'l would cite the Brit
ish-Indian: postal ''schedule, by > which
parcels -carried i upward 'of 10,000
miles, rsbirtetlmes > over, very difficult
routes.'at a'charge of 24 cents for three
poundsi;4B cents \ for seven pounds 'and
72 Scents for, 11 J pounds. ;* Postmaster
General j Meyer ; has . proftgred " a similar
boon .to the j American pnbllc,^ but,' by
some- singular^ fatuity; certain commer- ;
cial -bodies have ilbeen inveigled- by the
minions of." the pxpress oompanles into
a- rejection* of Mr.- Meyer's overtures.
••:;.; Such- * an - : Incomprehensible arid. > In
.'credlblo<courseJ-was 1 recently /taken in
San!: Francisco, by the. Trans-Misslsslppi
comnierclal^congress.v '
be. well for such bodies
to; reconsider^ their.;'standpolnt' and ac
cept jthe^recommendations I^of their 'own
postofflce?
; ' " "^7-tlv>ED WARD; BERWICK,^
': :Presldent*Po^tal Progress League.,
•Pacific Grove/ Cal., Nov. 21,
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% O^EMBER 23, 1908.
WITH THE MUSICAL FOLK
Walter Anthony
ARTHUR HARTMANN* Is one of th«
most interesting of violinists and
will play his. first concert in
. this'elty next Sunday afternoon
at Christian. Science hall under x the
management of Will LI Greenbaum.
Hartmann is a native American, born In
Philadelphia of Hungarian parents. He
has lived many years abroad complet
ing his musical education. This is his
second season in America and the crit
ics of the east join with their brothers
in the. old country in giving unstinted
praise to this young man. who is called
a second Ysaye. Besides being a vio
linist of fame> he is a musician in the
broader meaning of the word and is "a
man of fine culture and refinement. He
is a writer of much ability and his
printed words have found place in the
best magazines in the country. Hart-
WMin's first concert will be devoted to
the following program:
Concerto In G minor Brueh
Prelude, and Fugue In G minor Uach
"Cradle Song" MacDoweU-Hartmann
"Up Pensee" ("A Thought" » Arthur Nevln
(Dedicated to Hartmann)
Rhapsodic Arthur Hartmann
Fanst Fantasie Wieniawskl
Mr. Calzlnt will play Chopin's Scherzo In- B
minor and Etude, Op. 10. No. :J; Etude by I'anl
de Schloegzer: "La Nult," by Glazounow and
Liszt's Rhapsodic No. 13.
Alfred Calzin, who accompanies Hart
mann, is really a co-star with him and
has appeared as piano with
great success in Berlin. It will not be
wise to miss the concerts which these
talented players will present.
An Oakland appearance has been ar
ranged for Hartmann at Ye Liberty
playhouse Friday afternoon, December
4, when he will repeat his first San
Francisco program. His second local
concert will be Thursday evening, De
cember 3. At that time he will play
the Mendelssohn concerto. The fare
well concert will be Sunday afternoon.
December 6.
Other coming attractions, of which
more will be written later, are an
nounced by Greenbaum. Among them
will be Lawrence Strauss, a tenor of
whom much in praise Is said; Mme.
Nordlca, of whom nothing really need
be said, and Mme. Gadskl. still another
great artiste and singer.
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Devotion to good choral music be
gins in duty, but with perseverance
ends in art. Between the beginning
in struggle and ythe end in achieve
ment there are discouragement, unre
warded effort, heroic leadership and the
martyrdom that grinding weekly re
hearsals entail.- It is a mystery to me
how enough enthusiasm is kindled in
this busy life &nd active age to keep
the spark alive on the altar of good
music when there is so little objective
reward far the acolytes— the unpaid
singers who give up theip time and
their talents to the development of
their own \ musical culture and that
of the community which too often
heeds their work not at all.
San Francisco has several chorus"
organizations. There are the Bach
choir, for Instance, and the Calvary
choral society, there are the Lorlng
club and the Cecilia choral club, not
to mention the various German socie
ties whose devotion to the art of
four part song Is a tradition and a
memory from the fatherland. That
they should all, flourish and grow Is
the hope of our broader musical cul
ture.
The Cecilia" choral club announces
its third season of activity in con
certed music for voices. It boasts of
an existence which has passed in safety
the shoals of mediocrity and the shal
lows of inexperience. This season it
posts notices that it will voyage' far
ther out on the deeps of muslc'and asks
the public to pay a little and fare forth,
too.
Not the least important function of
musical societies Is the encouragement
of home composers. The Cecilia prom
ises this season to present the works
of local writers, who will be invited
to direct their own compositions.
There will be three concerts given
in this city and three in Oakland by
the club, which numbers about 150
voices. Each recital will present at
least one standard work In which the
solos will be taken by local artists
of distinction. "The Wedding Feast." by
Coleridge Taylor; "The Crusaders," by
Gade, and an oratorio yet to be an
nounced will be heard, besides part
songs by noted composers.
In speaking of the aims and accom
plishments of the club, J, Haraden
Pratt, president of the organization,
says:
The Cecilia choral ctab Is the only organiza
tion in the bay region, giving In regnlax con
certs each year, choral tnusle In all Its forms;
the part aong. the motette, the cautaia. aacred
and serular. and oratorio.
Cecilia la nonaectarlan.' Is not connected with
or In the ' interest of any Individual, society
or -school. It is supported by It* membership,
active and associate, and Its concerts are
given for its associate members.
Its purpose is to acquaint its members with
the best choral music of all periods, and to
elevate the art of choral singing In the r«glon.
Choral- music upon this coast la In Its in
fancy. .Our ; public schools are as . yet doing
very little to further It; our young people (ex
cept those in a few of the best choirs, in
which only sacred music Is sun? » ar» without
a knowledge of it, or ability to read It. Choral
societies are few, and of small membership.
The interest felt Is chiefly on the part of
those who ' have beard or sang in choral socie
ties In the east or abroad.
Choral singing and acquaintance with' the
great choral works Is no Idle pastime nor ex
pensive luxury. It Is a stlmnlns to higher
things among all classes, a public institution
as necessary as libraries. Cecilia, by its
work last season, won the respect and support
of many musicians of unquestioned standing.
Its purpoees and alms and the cause It re
presents are deserving cf support. .
Thursday, the 3d, and Monday, the
7th of ; December, are the dates of the
concerts 'next to be given under the di
rection of Percy A. R. Dow, in San
Francisco and Oakland, respectively.
The soloists will be J. F. Veaco, tenor;
Miss Gladys Munroe. violinist, and Mis*
Margaret Bradley, pianist.
Mis* E. I. Sondhelm, 1722 Pine street,
and Miss Edith Gowan, 11S0 Cole street,
are membership secretaries. The of
ficers of the club are: J. Haraden Pratt,
president; Dr. R. E. Keys and B. F. Sny
der, vice presidents: Miss Harriet Fish,
secretary; William T. Luscombe, treas
urer; Percy A. R. Dow, director; Ml*s
M. M." Bumstead, accompanist.
G. H. Buehrer, who as music director
at Stanford university is said to b*
Impertinent Question No. 78
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making his Influence felt In the culture
of the college town, will be heard in
this city for the first time next Tuesday
afternoon at Century Club hall in. con
nection with a recital to be given by
the Caedmon club. Sir Henry Heyman
of this city will appear with him. and
other assisting artists will be James
Hamilton Todd, Mrs. Edwin K. Garth
waite. Miss Edith Jones and Miss Made
line Todd.
Buehrer will be heard in the "Pagli
accl" prologue. Glordani's "Caro Mlo
Ben." Schubert's "Who Is Sylvia?" Padre
Martini's "PlaJslr d'Amour," Schubert' j
"The Wanderer," and a selection from
Massenet's opera. "Herodlade." , Sir
Henry Heyman will play first violin In
Beethoven's trio, op. 37. for two violins
and viola. The adagio and finale will
b« given.
The following are the officers oC th 9
club:
Mrs! Eleanor Martin, president: Mrs. rranJi
J. Sullivan, vice-president: Mlw Spragnr cor
responding secretary; Mlm rtorewe MurpUy.
rerordiqi: secretary. Mrs. M. i- rcwtrell,
treasurer. 2101 De»lsadero street. Mrs. J. M,
Driscoll. Jlis. Slargraret Deane. Mrs. W. C
lllti'l.rork. Mrs. Garret McEn*rn»T. Mr». Clia
ton Jones and Mrs. D. W. NesSeM. r
• • • •' .
Ad^la V«rne's concert of yesterday
afternoon Is reviewed In another column
of this morning's CalL But some com
ments not naturally belonging to a
critic are pressing for attention.
Hother Wlamer, who has returned to
this city after over a year's study
abroad, heard Adela Verne's first con
cert in New York and says It was a
remarkable exhibition of art. temper^
ment and technic. "The audience whic*
gathered," he told me. "was large an«
quite filled the hall. She was called
out again and again after «very num
ber, and for her playing of the Beet
hoven variations she was recalled
seven times. For some reason not to be
discerned on the surface, she failed to
make a similar Impression on the
critics — or at least on some of them.
Their treatment of this artist was In
some instances outrageous. It would
seem as though the learned writers on
some of the papers, never having. heard
of the player before, were fearful lest
they should overrate her. and wer«
unable, undirected by other authorities,
to arrive at a correct conclusion re
garding her playing. Those critics
would have had a different word to say
of her, no doubt, had she come from
Berlin, or Leipzig, or London, to New-
York, instead of having appeared first
in San Franclaco.
"Some of the critics, however, recog-.
nlzed her skill and gave her justice.
The opinion of the music lovers who
attended "her concert was unanimous
and to the effect that in Adela Verne
the world has a wonderful player and
an artist ef keen insight and great
Miss Verne returns with the Indorse
ment of the best critical Judgment oC
New York, as well a» the approval of
the patrons of the tone art in that city.
The New York Herald says that "her
playing is particularly clean, her tons
round and singing and her strength
equal to any climax."
The Post declares that her perform
ance of the staccato etude of Rubin
stein "was one of the: most stirring:
thing's heard here in years." The New
York Press reviewed the concert at
length and said, among: other things:
"How firmly she caught the assemblaga
In her spell was shown by th<* fact
that hardly a person left the audito
rium before the recital ended— an un- V
usual happening: at a new comer's con- /
cert in this coldly critical town." The '
same article speaks of her fine poetic
insight and great technical resources.
Her tone, it says, is "round, firm and of
a clarity as unusual a^ It is delight
ful"; and also, "her wonderful reading
of the Beethoven variations aroused
her audience and kept It in a delightful
mood to the ehd."
These and other similarly enthusias
tic critiques are mentioned for the rea
son that San Francisco first passed
judgment on. her. and the writer was
enthusiastic and confident that the little
player would win her way elsewhere as
she did here, even though, as here, she
came unheralded and unknown. It
gives us all a chance to wag our heads
wisely and with satisfaction say. "I
told you so," now that she has fulnllM
the promises her playing held out
when, exactly one year ago she ap
peared a stranger in our midst, and
went away adored. «
Miss Verne's second concert next
Thursday night will include this pro
gram:^M9| •
I.— Caprleeto Xo. 3 Op IW Brahms
Interaeizo No. \ Op 117 Brabra*
2. — Thje* Preludes an<t Fujuea Bach
Barcarolle Op O> Chopin
Nocturne Op 27 No. 2 Chopin
"Splanlns Song" ("Flying Dutchman" ) . .
\u25a0- WairnerLlMt
Llebe*todt (Tristan and Isolde >
\u25a0 \u25a0 Wasner-Uszt
3.— Legende Paderewxkl
At« Maria ijgst
Staccato Study Uubtasteia
Her farewell matinee next Saturday
will contain the following numbers:
1. — Variations gerluses Op 84.. Mendelssohn
Two Huncarian Dances. Xos. 7 and «..
.":.. Brahms
Andante and Rondon Capriccloso
.• Mendelssohn
2.— Sonata Op. 23 Chopla
(By special request)
3.— Elegie Op I ; Albert I. Elku.t
Staccato Etude Alice Bredt-Vern«
"Song to toe Evenine Star" (Taanhatraer »
Wagner-Ll»st
Dance of th« Gnomes Llast
Bigoletto FantaUle Verdi- Usit
Only one professional appearance will
be made by Miss Verne in this com- »
munity outside of San Francisco, when *t
she will play at Ye Liberty playhouse,
Oakland. November 37. At that time
sh« will repeat the program which she
played yesterday at Christian Science
halL
• • •
Will L. Greenbaum says that a short
season of grand opera is one of the
probabilities of th« present season in
San Francisco. Th« Lambardi opera
company with many new singers will
come here it arrangements can be made
to house the organization in a local
theater.
Notices from Central America state
that the Lambardi company made a
brilliant artistic and sound financial
success there.

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