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VOLUME CXIL—NO. 171. \
"Secref of Suzanne" Enthralls Music Lovers
"Littlest Rebel" Moves Audience to Tears
CORT AUDIENCE
15 TREATED TO
810 SURPRISE
Symphony Orchestra Requires
Outside Help for First Time
in Season
By WALTER ANTHONY
The third popular concert was the
first of the symphony orchestra's af
fairs this season that required ex
traneous help—that needed something
from outside its own ranks to eke out
the entertainment, and I don't mean
in point of quantity, but quality.
The program as offered yesterday
afternoon at the Cort theater was more
of a dress rehearsal than a finished
performance, so far as the big or
chestra was concerned, and an air of
precipitation befuddled many of the
phrase?. The program, in short, needed
help, and it was the first time.
Singularly enough, it got it. too. Not
in the interpolated solo by Miss Agnes
Berry, a visiting member of the Chi
cago-opera company, but in "The Secret
of Suzanne" which was, by all means,
the most delightful experience of this
musical season. Indeed* I can not re
nipmbfr having heard any work other
than Mozart that so charmed the senses
with its limpid, never ceasing, and al
ways sparkling flow of melody as did
this Wolf-Ferrari gem.
It is. indeed, a gem, and it is cut
•with the skill of the finest lapidary.
It sparkles and glistens and entrances.
It is Mozart at his most melodic, and
of Wolf-Ferrari he it said as well as
of the Salzberg composer he is "eternal
sunshine in music."
MRHRISB FOR AIDIEXfE
• of the audience were shocked
7fl odd orchestra chairs
were cleared off the stage and a
few string placeys appeared in the
orchestra pit. For sqsn<s reaeon there
an expectation of hearing the San
;sco symphony orchestra • accom
pany the Wolf-Ferrari opera. There
vas some surprise, too, at the number
cf names on the cast of characters —
only three, and of one proved a
niutf. But the string orchestra had
imt played five measures into tht- de
licious .preittde when we thanked the
given us such exquisitely
ful and <i•"■!]!•;< te music so ex
quisitely and beautifully played. An
orchestra of SO in Wolf-Ferrari's
would be about as appropriate
:sa's full band in Mozart's ninth
ita.
If there in a quality that Wolf-Fer
rajrt, the composer of "The Secret of
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Well stage folk seen in the week's plays at local theaters.
Suzanne," possesses in richer abun
dance than any other —not excepting
his melodic fund—it is his sensitive j
skill in wedding the thought to the ex- j
pression, or in giving to his music an i
instrumental garb exactly appropriate
to its body—or I had rather say its
soul.
WORTHY OF GREAT THAXKS
Then when Alfreda Costa as the count
who is jpalous appeared with his rich,
almost luscious voice, and his delicate
gifts for acting and Marie Cayvan with
her'lyrical soprano and coquettish man
ner, and finally the mute —George Vivi
an with his Latin gifts of pantomime,
the sense of gratitude to Andreas Dip
pel was complete for sending us this
work so appropriately mounted and
adorably played and sung.
We sat ba'k and allowed the string
orchestra and the trilling and mellow
tinkling of the piano—played, by the
way, by a master of Mozartean music—•
to waft us away into realms of music j
far removed from the sirocco gusts of
Strauss, the bewildering fields of De
bussy and the miasmic lowlands of their
countless imitators.
The story of this performance will go
abroad and Alice Nielsen's company,
which comes later this week, will reap
the benefit, for "The Secret of Suzanne"
is of that crystalline kind of music that
charms the unlearned for the sheer
beauty of its melodies, and the erudite
by reason of the profundities of con
trapuntal skill that Wolf-Ferrari pos
sesses and turns to surh serenely beau
tiful employment. Sullivan has the
skill to make learned music light: Wolf-
Ferrari has the skill to breathe the i
profundities of polyphony on the airiest
of themes. Hp does not blow 'cloudy
rings of smoke, like the great Brahms',
but dances a bubble, of a thousand col
ors in thf sunshine of a consummate
art.
FRIEXDI.V AIDIK>CE XEEDED
Miss Agnes Berry eang a couple of i
solos during the first part of the pro- j
gram, but the impression she made
was not of the best. Her voice has a
sympathetic quality and is possessed
of range. She attacks her tones fault
ily and appeared to be laboring under
thf strain* of great nervousness. A
friendly audience encored her. I did
not hear her in "The Secret of Su
zanne" last night—she alternated with
Miss Cayvan—but imagine that those
of us'who heard the opera in the after
noon will not regret the arrangement
of the casts which permitted us to hear
Miss Cayvan.
The symphone orchestra, under
Henry Hadley, played the R*coczy
March by Berliez. which was hastily j
accomplished: the overture from Yon
Roznicek's "Donna Oiana," which was
an interesting study in pizzicato
measures, with an accompanying fig
ure that reminded me of some of
Schubert's "brook sones." and Mas
senet's suite. "Scenes Pittoresque," of
which the march and the ballet wore
the best, particularly the ballet move
ment, which gave Arthur Hadley a
pleasant opportunity to exhibit the
fine quality of his cello tone.
Unwilling Tea rs
Are Forced by
"Littlest Pebd"
"The Littlest Rebel" is no "Round
Up." making merely a spectacular ap
peal and a lot of noise. It is not a
drama in which the star is the scenery
and the properties take the place of
plot. It is spectacular and it does
make a lot of noise. The scenery comes
in for much attention and the proper
ties would fill a.couple of freight cars;
but they are accessories.
Even the battle that is fought with
so much realism that one almost pities
the Turks, does not clamor In your
soul with half the harrowing urgency
of the story of the forlorn, motherless
baby, Virgie, and her intrepid savinr,
the gentle hearted Lieutenant Colonel
Morrison, IT. S. cavalry.
We are not unfamiliar with the tac
tics employed by Dustin Farnum to get
past the outworks of our emotions. He.
more than any actor I know, simulates
best the elements of sincerity, kind
heartedness and brave pity. There are
others who simulate courage, heroism
and the virtues of a puissant knightll
ness as well, but nobody that I know
on the American stage tan add to those
qualities the elements of gentleness
and the suggestion of noble but casual
self-sacrifice as he does—at least, to
my admiring Rate.
Now, these are Just the qualities re
quired to play the role of the northern
hero in southern lands during the civil
war—and I hasten to reassure you that
the gentleman from the north does not.
after the fashion of other pfays, marry
a "little rebel" , in the last act.
Not that I object to such unions. Far
from it: but they become tiresome on
the stage through endless repetitions.
No, the "little rebel" who sustains
the feminine relation to the plot that
good drama demands even of Ibsen, \a
"the littlest rebel," the Virgie of whom
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
I spoke, and if it gives her—l mean
her dear counterpart—any pleasure to
know it. I.say that she would wring
tears from a stone.. I am not, I hope, a
stone, and so—
The fact is that little Mary Milrs
Minter. with her blonde curls, her rag
ged gingham dress, her plump little
legs all scratched from trie blackberry
bushes and her authentic note of help- ,
less babyhood will prove too much for
anybody who loves blue eyed, blonde
haired babies and whose hearts sur
render to the tremulous voice of sweet
innocence. You see, her father is
fighting. Her home has been burned
over her head and her mother has
died from the want and exposure that
follow war. Those things happened
and they are the cause of scars a long
time in healing. When frightened
Virgie plucks at her torn little gown"
with nervous fingers and tells the
northern offiVer in words of one syllable
how her father had crept through the
lines and why he put on a blue suit
to <-ome home for the last time to ccc ;
his wife—Virgie's mother —you give up
completely to the ingenuous little one.
and for once the Illusion of the stage
assumes the convincing air of reality.
f 'ontributing causes hurry and harry
the emotions to the condition of con
viction. The danger that Colonel Mor
rison stands in for letting the father
lead his child to shelter and security, the.
devotion of the remaining negro slave,
the cruelty of well simulated war and
the martial music of the play tend to
produce In the credulous—which even
a critic may be if he's permitted—an
utter and a quite abandoned belief.
The role of the aged negro is as
sumed by George Thatcher, whose gait
and whose voice and whose manner
are more real that reality. His por
trait of the negro shines with the high
light of art.
The role of the mistress of ttip un
happy southern home is in the keeping
of Zenaide Williams, whose perform
ance of the part is so delicately shaded
as to double the resentment against a
plot which kills her Mrs. Herbert
t'ary before the rise of the second cur
tain. Miss Williams has her reward
here below, however. She is one of
the few southern women I have seen
on the stage who didn't employ a
southern accent made in Broadway.
Then thei«-> is General Grant. His
role is played by Morris Burr. Nobody
could enact the rol* of General Grant
except Ulysses himself, so it is no re
fceoach to Mr. Bun to say that he only
approaches the suggestion of quiet
strength that thm enactment demands.
The rest of tht roles, including that
of Captain Herbert Gary of the con
federate army, played by Alexis B.
Luce, are capably done. The latter s
enunciation is not good, but he plays,
with spirit and-enthusiasm.
Interns! in "The Littlest Rebel" will
be fouii 1 by the multitude in the splen
didly β-esculine presfntation of the role
of Lieutenant Colonel Morrison and in
the role of "the littlest rebel." Dustin
Parnam in the former role will add a
vivid to those minds compe
tent to en;oy the portrayal of heroism
and ~hlva*iy, ami little Mary Miles Min
ter will cause you to entertain a per
petual protest tint c penalty is imposed
on the crime of kidnaping.
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There ift only one Independent
newspaper iv San FraneUco—The
Call.
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"IN DUTCH" STARTS
SECOND SAVOY WEEK
■ In Dutch" began the second week
last night of what promises to be a
continued engagement at the Savoy,
when Fvolh and Dill presented the lively
Aaron Hoffman musical comedy to a
crowded house. Since the opening night
a week ago the play has been pruned
and made to fit the average length of
an evening's entertainment, and the
piece goes with zest and spirit. The
musical numbers by Maude Lillian Berri,
the dancing and singing of Olga Steck
and the gay ensembles add the finishing
touches to the comedy.
The Cort theater will present tonight
"A Butterfly on the Wheel." An Eng
lish company rehearsed and drilled by
Lewis Weller will interpret the famous
London dramatic success.
At the Alcazar Maude Fealy and
.Tames Durkin will begin their final
week in an elaborate scenic, produc
tion of '"A Colonial Girl," written by
Grace I-ivingstone and Abbey Sage
Richardson.
EMPRESS BILL
WELL BALANCED
Good Character Acting Is Done
in "Duffey's Rise," an Irish
Society Sketch
An evenly balanced bill is offered at
the Empress theater this week.
James Leonard and Clara Whitney
In •'Duffey's. Rise," a sketch showing
the troubles of a woman seeking social
favor after having married an Irish
bricklayer who strikes it rich, do some
good character acting. The act is full
of laughs.
Glen Ellison is a refreshing enter
tainer. He can sing, recite and imi
tate, and each of his endeavors brought
forth a hearty round of applause.
Falls and Falls, tumblers, give an
exhibition of Just how far toward
breaking one's neck a man can go
without incurring the fracture. They
mix fun with their feats.
The Pekin Zuoaves in fancy drill
work were appreciated by the audience
more than any similar organization
that has shown on the local circuits for
some time: They go through their evo
lutions without a spoken command and
present some pretty effects.
Johnnie O'Nell is a piano playpr that
makes one glad he has had a chance to
hear him. He plays everything from
grand opera to ragtime.
"Fun in a Barber Shop" concludes the
bill. This musical comedy act is full
of action, somewhat exaggerated in
spots. Three good songs are sung by
the principals ajid a good looking
chorus, while E. H. Ward. Arthur
Hartley and Marvin Grindell mix in
the comedy.
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ELLIS ACROBATS AGAIN
WARMLY WELCOMED
Burlesque on Town Fire Depart
ment Hit at Pantages
Though the Ellis Nowlan troupe of
acrobats have been in San Francisco
before, they have never brought such
an assortment of fun a? they put on
at the Pantagee theater this week.
Selecting a burlesque on the email
town fire department, they carry their
buffoonery through with a swiftness
that keeps the audience diszy. Each
member is a trained acrobat and com
edian. c Some new features are intro
duced "in acrobatic work.
The Philharmonic four, made up of
Julius Haug, Miss Grace Carlysle, Herr
and Mme. Krn«t yon Gizycki, furnish
a classic number. With cello, harp,
piano and violin, and vocal music, by
Miss Carlyle, the audience is treated
to a program of classical music.
The Twin City quartet scores with
some ragtime melody and a couple of
solos by two of the members.
"The Gold Cure," a , farce that has
considerable warmed over slang, tells
the trials and tribulations of a mar
ried man while his wife is away. The
threo members of the. cast would show
to better advantage in some other
vehicle. •
The three Kelcey sisters, in song*
and dances, found favor, as did the two
Dunbars in thoir novelty, "Animal Fun
ology." The latter have a good line
of work.
Mabel Elaine is a clever hard shoe
dancer, and aids her act by stnging a
few songs.
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DE LEON SHOWN
10 HAVE HIT
WRONG TRAIL
Californian Finds That Sierra,
not Everglades, Holds Se*
cret of Youth
After four centuries of idolization |
by poete ami romantic historians, old |
Ponce de Leon, searcher in the new
world for the fabled Spring.of Eternal i
Youth, whose waters were a mystic ■
panacea, is being edged out of his
niche, and ay a Californian.
Ponce looked far and wide, and
found—only gold. Whereupon he
sailed home with a cargo of It and
quite forgot the original object of his
search. Others who followed after
him were equally unsuccessful. They
found only gold.
Now comes their only competitor in j
400 years, who reversed the process,
B«*t out for gold and found —not c*- j
actly Ponce's crystal fountain, but hi* 1
twentieth century equivalent, to all J
intents and, purposes just as good.
FRIEND OF MANKIND ;
The latter day discoverer is John D. J
Mackenzie, formerly of Santa Clara 1
county, whose personality and political
activities have brought him more than
statewide fatne. With the calm,
suave assurance that made him abso
lute political dictator of San Jose and
Santa Clara county for 20 years, he is
prepared to match Pome de Leon at
his own game—not as a poser before |
the historians and poets, but as a j
friend of mankind.
Briefly, Mackenzie was led to buy 1
a mine somewhere in the California
mountains three or four years ago. It j
looked like a good proposition to this |
man who was accustomed to judge,
and he bought.
On a visit to the mine soon after the
purchase, he found men in the neigh- j
borhood mixing some of the ore in j
water and drinking It. They said it j
did them good. They also rubbed it
on burns and sores.
BROUGHT SACK FULL TO TOWN
Perhaps if Mackenzie had not been a
politician, with an aptitude for synthetic |
reasoning, he would have forgotten
the incident, but It is hip own boast and !
that of the friends who know him best, j
that he never overlooked a bet. He in
quired among the men at the mine and
found what appeared to be some method
in swallowing muddy water, so he j
brought a sack to town with him.
The miners had used the powdered
ore for all sorts of Ills—rheumatism. |
stomach, poison, catarrh, burns, sprains
and everything that ailed them. Mac- !
kenzle started to experiment and for
three years kept it up with remarkable
success. The mineral value of the ore
was forgotten long ago and the mill
closed, which furnishes the romantic
writers with another comparison with
Ponce de Leon.
In the'days when he was an active
politician In San Jose, Mackenzie knew |
every man, woman and child in the .
county and nearly every man in Cali
fornia, Though differences of opinion
obtain In some quarters, he started life I
Aβ the Abou Ben Adhem of his commu
nity. Hβ professed to have regard for
his fellow rnaq. and in his discovery of
the curative properties of the ore at his I
mine, there fell to hie hand a means
of proving this regard beyond question
and without end.
THREE TONS GIVEN AWAY
[Miring the last three years that he
has been engaged in his synthetical ex
periment of adding two and two t<o
make four, he has given away three :
tons of 0re—96,000 ounces. It has gone
in every direction all over the world,
to people of high station and low, and
in return letters of thanks and appre
ciation have come to him by the hun
" What is this stuff?" was asked him.
"They call it Mackenzie's mud." he re
plied. "Here is the chemical analysis,
but I'll tell you at the start that it
doesn't show why it cures. I don't
know and nobody else kjiows.
"A doctor hert- in town told me he
would experiment with it if I would
tell him why it cured. I replied by
asking him why morphine has one ef
fect and strychnine another, and co on.
He couldn't say, except that from hun
dreds of cases the effect had been
gauged.
ENOUGH FOR PRACTICAL MAX
"That is all the doctors know about
the effect of any drug, and that is all
I know about this. It works, it cures,
and that is all I know. That is enough
for a practical man."
John D. Mackenzie is a practical
man in spite of the sentimental spot
In his nature that won him his friends.
He is so well satisfied with the results
]of his peculiar mineral composition
that he is preparing to place it on the
market, and with that end in view has
organized the Natura company. Dr. J.
JR. Gill, formerly an army surgeon, is
I associated with him in the concern.
Although he lived most of his life
in Santa Clara county, Mackenzie Iβ
equally well known in Ran Francisco.
He served one term as state harbor
commissioner, was state labor com
missioner for four years, and is now
an assistant in the management of the
Palace hotel.
There Is only one Independent
newspaper in San Francisco—The
T. M. H. A. LECTXTRE TONIGHT— "A. Fool
and His Money" will »c th*> subject of a lec
ture ty Hei ry Rrnlsekl before the Young
Mfn'e Hebrew association. 1562 EIH» etre«t.
tnnignt.
CHRISTMAS CARDS
Engraved personal Christmas
cards are quite the proper thing
now. "We would advise the placing
of orders early in order to avoid
possible disappointment.
Beat Holiday Gift*—A framed picture Is
always acceptable a* a gift. Oar stock Iβ
now the largest and best In the city, and es
pecially deserving of your Inspection because
of the l<vw prices.
Leather Goods—We show a splendid assort
ment of the new Tall Styles In Ladies'
Leather Handbag*. Many novelties In leather
are shewn, such as playing card cases, music
rnllii. traveling toilet sets, pocketbooke, card
cases, etc.
Leather Suit Cmaea---A floe line in leather
and matting: also trunks of every descrip
tion at the lowest price*.
Artists' Materials —Supplied of all kinds;
sign writers' supplies, oil and weter color
outfits, pyrograpby outfits arxl new objects
for prrograpbic work, "pierced bras* goods,
architects' supplies.
Office Supplies — Stationery, blankbooks,
loose leaf ledger systems , . Shaw-Walker fil
ing devices, transfer case*, fancy holiday box
stationery of all the finest makes..
Holiday Goods now on display in oar
wholesale department. Inspection by the
country trade invited".
SANBORWCOMPANY
"YOUK PICTURE FRAXEXS,"
755-7<m MtMlon Hi., bet. 3d m»A 4th.
• \ , MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1912.
John D. Mackenzie,
Finder of Ore With
Mystic Properties
EARLY CALIFORNIA
PLAY AT ORPHEH
Plot Hinges on Feud Between
Spanish Residents and the
"Gringos' ,
"California," an American operetta
that has for Its setting - the court yard
of the old. mission at San Juan in the
Salinas foothills in the early days of
the history of this state, is the leading
attraction on tins week's program at
the Orpheum. The plot hinges on the
old feud between the Spanish residents
and the "gringos."
Miss Leslie Leigh assumes the role of
California, a Spanish Indian girl, and
Karry L. Griffiths portrays Billy Tel
fair, an American railroad engineer.
There are 14 characters in the act. •
The residents of San Juan are ad
vised that the old mission Is to be torn
down to make way for a railroad, and
the citizens of San Juan plot to kill |
the American engineer. Lord Algernon
Man-hbanks Tuppington, the owner of
the road, visits the town, disguised as
a "tenderfoot cowboy." The villagers,
not knowing who he is, condemn him to
die with the engineer. California en
tices the engineer to the mission yard,
where the assassins lie in waiting.
Here he makes love to the young girl.
The crowd of angry Spaniards, pounce
upon him and are about to hang both
him and the Englishman when the
Angelus of the mission rings. Cali
fornia pleads for the life of the Ameri
can, but In vain. The padre then ap
pears and asks that no blood be shed.
The Englishman, just as he is about to
be hung, learns the reason for the ex- !
ecutions. H e reveals his identity and j
orders the right of way changed to I
save the mission. At the close Call- [
fornla and the American engineer de- i
part for the east to be married.
Xonette is billed as "the violinist who 1
sings." Her singing and violin playing!
bring encore after encore.
"'Schichtls Royal Marionettes" is a nov- i
elty act in which miniature characters
amuse the audience in a series of antics, j
James J. Morton is an excellent mono- 1
logrue comedian. Meredith and Snoozer !
appear in a clever act. Snoozer is a |
bulldog who adds and subtracts figures)
written on a blackboard.
Lulu McConnell and Grant Simpson
in "The Right Girl." a hojdover from
last week and Dane Claudius and Lil
lian Scarlet in "T-he Call of the Sixties"
take well. "The Call of the Sixties" is
reproduced at the Orpheum this week
OB request. The act was at the O'Far
rell street vaudeville theater several
weeks ago.
Nat Nazarro and company, composed j
of five athletes, do some clever stunts. I
Goldberg,
Bowen&Co.
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TWO DANGEROUS
FELONS ESCAPE
ALCATRAZ CELL
Cavalrymen With Bad Records
Elude Pursuit From Mili
tary Prison
lln the military prison on Alcatrat
j island Saturday night and are now at
Both were cavalrymen, with had rer
I ords. "While confined in L*e.venworth
j prison under sentence of court martial
I they assaulted a guard and endeavored
to hreak jail, but were recaptured a
sentenced to serve ten and eight year?,
respectively, for that offense, being
j transferred to Alcatraz for those terms.
It is believed by Colonel R. C. Van
Vleit. oommandant at Alcatraz. that
the men fled on a raft that was lying
on the shore of the island. Imme
diately upon the discovery of their
absence a futile search of the islan.l
was made. The police of Pan E£"P
ri«=co, Oakland and other neighbor!!
cities were notified and given g , ""
descriptions of the men. and a general
alarm was wired throughout the Bt»t*.
Thf» army authorities are anxious to
recapture the men. as they are regarded
as dangerous criminals.
Thrlr escape is considered partteu
larly daring and evidently was Ingeni
ously planned. Escapes from Alcatra*
island have been exceedingly rare, es
pecially escapes from the cells. Thef«
have been one or two Instance* ii
which the prisoners got away by •
ing the guards and escaping in beets
provided by confederates outside. bvA
most of the escapes have been while
the prisoners were In working parties,
under guard, at the Presidio or other
posts about the bay.
A few years ago a prisoner e c
by forging papers directing his re
lease. He had been employed in cleri
cal work in the offices of the prtewi.
Hβ presented the forged order of re
lease in the regular way, walked care
lessly to the steamer plying bet
the island and San Francisco and disap
peared. The escape was not dj» •
until too late to effect his capture.
The difficulty of escape is due I
strong cordons of sentries main
all about the island, which is isolated
and has a rockbound shore. M
and inspections are frequent an
cells are supposed to be particularly
"For the Blgreer. Better San Fran
claeo" In the pledge and aim of
The Call.
GUM BOTTFRS EIFLE TIIX--Preteniini: that
they wan I p< , . to buy 5 NBtS* worth of gntn,
two robber* rifled the till of Mr«. Otto
Graf's grocery. 235 Guerrero street. Saturday
nijrbt. The men presented $20 'In payment,
urn) wbe-n Mrs. Graf left the store to tr-t
change tbe thieves took $20 from the cnsh
register. tVhen ehe lefurned they prc*]ii.i»<i
a 5 c-ut piece and regained their ewu
ehanpe.
r THE
GERMAN SAYINGS
and LOAN SOffllY
(The German Bank)
526 California Street
NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS
THE HAIGHT STREET BRANCH
Will be located in its new
building, corner
. Haight and Belvedere Sts.,
On and after ,
, Monday, Nov. 18, 1912

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