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HU 8 GOODWIN-' S WEEKLY.
H f SAUNTERINGS m H This is tho way the San Fianclsco Bulletin j tells the story of why John McCormack, the great HJ tenor, did not sing for Colonel Jackling and his H friends at tho St. Francis apartments of the cop- Hj, per magnate. H Henry Hadley, the cool, suave, Yaleslicked VH conductor of tho San Francisco Symphony Or- vH chestra, isn't known for a quarrelsome man. VH Neither Is John McCormack, the romantic young H Irish tenor, who can bring tho tears or tho laugh- H ter with a thrill. Let It bp repeated, neither is B quarrelsome, which makes tho following all the B more astonishing. H Last Saturday, from a lower box in the Cort, H Hadley and McCormack, with Donald McBeath, H the violinist, and Edwin Schneider, the accom- H panist, watclied ForbesRobcrtson's "Hamlet" in VH peace and amity soon, alas, to be broken. H' After the matlne'e they adjourned to the quiet H lobby of the St. Francis, where they met up with Hj Charles L. Wagner, McCormack's manager. H, Hadley's judgment missed its fingering. He "jK suggested: V "Can't you come upstairs, John and sing? I K want my friend Mr. Jackling to hear you. He has Hj a charming suite, piano and all. Can't you, to H oblige mo?" C D. C. Jackling is the Salt Lake millionaire Hj who occupies an entire floor of the St. Francis Hff annex. McCormack could hardly resist so suave HPg an invitation, given in Hadley's sweetest adagio JjC manner, and murmured sometliing like "I hear you j callin' me, Henry." H Then in stepped Wagner, the manager, with a B rough presto f arioso: K;j "John, you've got to sing tomorrow, remem- fl(j ber. I cain't Imvo you spending your energies HJ for for nothing." mli "Oh!" exclaimed Hadley, sforzando. Ho turn- Br ed his back on Wagner and mutely appealed to f "John." But the tenor plainly, while he was still Hm on the side of peace, Avas not in a lento mood as Hjjf to the singing proposal. Hfr Hadley still persisted. Presently Wagner de- WMl clared, agitato Maestoso: mmi "I want to make it plain to you, Mr. Hadley," Vgf F the manager called him "Mr." this time, "that Hrf if McCormack goes upstairs to sing any songs it Kf will only be upon the payment of the sum of $2,- Kf 000. That is his contract price on tills tour, and Vf there are to be no reductions millionaires or no BV millionaires. I will not have him risking his m voice for less." f .Hadley smoothed back his "Yaleslick" and i continued to glower at the manager. H But Wagner's voice had risen to a crescendo. 1 "Mr. Hadley, I also want you to understand ftWj that if you come to Mr. McCormack's concert to- Ei morrow, it will not be upon a free ticket. You HI will have to pay. Ei Witnesses claim that the musical conductor Hi might have lost control of his fists In another in- K$ stant and acted like a motorman had not Dr. Kfl Grant Selfrldge appeared to restore peace. V Wagner was persuaded to depart, while Had- F ley, arm-in-arm with MteCormack, sauntered into Hi the cafe. Later they returned and there was a Hji new duetto pugnoso, forte alia marcla, right in the H hotel lobby. H That Hadley entertained no ill feelings toward H McCormack, hoAvever, Avas shown Sunday Avhen H he attended the tenor's concert. Alack and alas! H He not only paid $2.00 admission, but ho Avas H ' forced, through lack of seats, to stand up in the back of the house. H Also Hadley Avrote McCormack a letter, in H Avhich he apologized for any part lie played in t the misunderstanding of the night before. Wag H ' ner discussed this ' missive about the hotel just B before he and McCormack left Monday. I W BBBHSBBBHbBBBBBBBBBBBv''HbBBBBBBBBBBBBBBb The Alta club reception and ball given on Tuesday evening Avas tho most brilliant affair of the kind ever given by the members of that or ganization, Avhich is saying a good deal, for the holiday events of the club in the past have always been among the finest affairs of the season. On Tuesday the club house Avas beautifully decor ated, the billiard room Avas turned into a ball room, supper Avas served in the main and private dining rooms, and there Avasn't a detail overlooked in making tho event the leader In this very dull Avinter. Not the least feature of the entertain ment, Avas the engagement of the orchestra from the Cafe Maxim, Avhich played the last note of "Ballln' The Jack," at 5 a. m., and Avhlle the old folks had left at midnight, a hundred of the younger ones Avere on hand to welcome the dawn. It Avas some little party and Avlth the exception of the affairs of New Year's eve, Avas the first sign of life of the Avinter. The postponement of the divorce case in Avhich Alice Wall Green sued Lieutenant Ned Green in Manhattan, Kansas, several months ago, Avas the signal for considerable publicity being given the matter during the Aveek rr postponement Avas ordered so that Green, w o in the Philippines might be given a chanc. eply to the charges. In the sudden ending of this romance, the sym pathies of those locally who know both of the principals are generally avIUi the Avife, and no doubt is expressed by those avIio had occasion to observe the performance of the Lieutenant during the time he Avas stationed here preceding his mar riage, that the charges are true. Evidently Ma nila is no place for a minister's son. The Commercial club banquet on Thursday evening given in honor of the members of the legislature, Avas a very successful affair in Avhich the best of good feeling prevailed. Governor Spry Avas toastmaster and his remarks and those of the other speakers during the evening Avere among the best ever heard at the banquet board of the club. The Salt Lakers avIio have been the guests of Colonel Jackling in San Francisco for a week or two, were entertained by Dr. and Mrs. Grant Sel frldge, avIio visited here last summer. Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler Lee and Mrs. Alexander Keyes, the latter a daughter of the late Monroe Salisbury. The first of the Aveek, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Judge and Mr. and Mrs. Walker Salisbury left Avlth Colo nel Jackling in his private car, "Cypress" for San Diego to see the exposition. They avIH spend a fortnight at Coronado before returning home. Mrs. David Mattson entertained at an elabor ate dinner at the Cafe Maxim early in the week in honor of Mr. Mattson's birthday. A dozen guests enjoyed the hospitality of the hostess, the party later spending the evening at the apart ments of Mr. and Mrs. Mattson. E. B. Pyper, editor of the Portland Oregonlan, recently told the story of a man avIio rushed up to the manager of an Oregon hotel and said: "I am actually dying from thirst." The manager rushed around and procured a big bowl of Avater for his guest, avIio drew himself up haughtily and exclaimed: "I said I Avas thirsty, not dirty." It must be great to live in dry territory. James A. Pollock indignantly denies that he is dead in spite of the announcement made by a local papr during the Aveek. Mr. and Mrs. Pol lock are enjoying life in Pasadena, Avhere they have a beautiful home. The Utah club entertained at the fourth of a series of dancing parties at the Hotel Utah on Wednesday evening. IHAPPENJNGS AMD WHEREABOUTS Mrs. T. B. Beatty entertained the members of' tho Spirit of Liberty chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at her home on Thursday. The wedding of Miss Nora Wiscomb and John Neels Clawson will take place at the home of the bride this evening. The ceremony will be fol lowed by a reception. Miss Wiscomb has been en tertained at various affiairs given in her honor during the Aveek. Mrs. Clarence Groesbeck ' Avas the honored guest on an Informal afternoon tea given on Wednesday by Mrs. Sidney R. Inch. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. R. W. Wilbur, Mrs. W. R. J Putnam, Miss Ruth Anderson and Miss Pansy 3 EA'ans. v! A dozen guests attended a dinner given by Mrs. J. D. Wood on Tuesday in honor of Mrs. S. W. Eccles and Miss Mildred Eccles, avIio spent a day or two here during the Aveek on their Avay to New York. The Imperial Bridge club Avas entertained at a luncheon on Wednesday by Mrs. E. A. Wedge- AVOOd. Mrs. William Spry and Mrs. Rodney T. Bad ger have returned from southern California. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Bransford are spend ing the Avinter in Los Angeles. Mrs. Jasper A. McCaskell entertained infor mally at a tea at her home on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson have returned from California and are at home at the Mere dith apartments. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Relf are spending the month., in California. ThE HAWAIIAN EXHIBIT Hawaii's $50,000 pavilion at the Panama-Pacific International exposition Avas completed the first week in December and will receive Its first con signm' it of the live "painted" fishes of Hawaiian waters the first Aveek in January. Hawaii's princi pal exhibit in the pavilion AVill be an aquarium In which Avill be shown the Avonderfully colored nsh es from the "Paradise of the Pacific," so vividly colored that tourists at Honolulu believe they are painted to order. Six large, Avell-lighted tanks set in a half octagon Avill hold the many varieties of fishes and new additions to the family will be re ceived every three Aveeks during the exposition pe riod. Among the exhibits Avill be small octopuses, which, In the islands, provide a rare edible for Hawaiians and foreigners alike. Chairman H. P. Wood of the HaAvail Exposition commission and Secretary of the Territory W. W. Taylor, Avill arrive from Honolulu in January to accept and dedicate the building. HaAvallan musicians will sing their croony melodies every day and everything in and out of the building avIH give the "atmosphere" of the farthest Avest territory of Uncle Sam. On June 11, ''Hawaiian Day" at the exposition, it is possible that Ex-Queen Liliuoka J lani and the Princesses Kalanianaole and KoAvan- w anakoa, both society Avomen, will bo hostesses A Avlth Governor PInkham and the Hawaiian exposi tion officials. A gentleman Avas descending the ice-covered surface of a steep street in Toronto when his feet Avent from under him, and he slid down in a sit ting posture. He had not gone more than a few yards in this position Avhen his legs came In con tact with a lady who Avas crossing the street, causing her to sit down hurriedly on him. They proceeded thus together at an increasing speed, and shot out on to the square below, Avhen the gentleman, coming to rest, said: "I beg your par don, madam; you must get off here. I don't go any farther." Seattle Argus.