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V * P$* FEW GOO D SINGERS Much Alarm Is Felt by Eminent Mu sicians at the Fake Artists and Their Methods. Students Do Not Care to Spend Sufficient Time on "Vocal- ization." T Clark Brocolini in Brooklyn Eagle Eminent musical authorities are much xercised over the manifest decadence In the art of singing which has been appar ent and is steadily becoming more pro nounced, not only in the centers of Euro pean musical art, but more especially in the United States The question Is often asked, "Why it is that so few great artists are to be found among the singers of to day, in comparison tp the multitude of those who start out with the intention of becoming famous'' It is not for lack of voices for it has been demonstrated that this country pro duces a larger proportion of naturally beautiful voices than any other on the face of the globe Italy s reputation not Withstanding To meet the demand of 50 000 students for singing masters there is a plethora of charlatans masquerading as professors of singing Antiquated solo singers who failed for lack of ability, moth-eaten chorus singers of Italian and English opera organists pianists professors of every instrument In the orchestra from the \iolin to the bass drumperipatetic hurdj-gurdite of noble Sicilian descent all readj to give lessons In singing When the pure old Italian method was in its zenithwhen se\eral years of scale singing were considered necessary to train a voice properly before the student was allowed to sing ariassingers like Mall bran Grisi Sontag, Piccolomini Alboni. Tltlens Pattl Marco Giuglinl Tamber lik Wachtel, Lablanche Faure (and in the present decade Melba Sembrlch and Nordica} glorified the -vocal firmament To hear them sing was to listen to the acme of vocal art But that sort of schooling doesn t suit the ambitious stu dent of the present day The get-rlch quick" style of vocal education is the pop ular one now One two three or four quaiters lessons, and possibly two years or even three are considered quite enough to launch a singer at the heads of a long suffeilng public And old man Barnum knew the American public well when he said it liked being humbugged Probably 75 per cent of pupils rip and tear their \ocal cords and lacerate the glottis under the rapid fire instruction of Incompetent "professors ' What is the result?the tremolo-, the vibrato, raspx lower and medium tones from male throats tear fetching shrieks from high sopranos and heart-breaking moans from somber contraltos Oh the sin of It* The student having floundered o\er a few scales Informs the teacher that he wants a songhe would like something from an opera ' Faust Is a great fa vorite If a tenor Sahe Dimora is all right the soprano prefers the Jewel song, the baritone would like to re\el in Mephisto s selections and so the soul of poor Gounod continues to suffer torment Then a selection of songsItalian, Ger man and French are ruthlessly assaulted the foreign languages are generallj pre fened if the student knows nothing about them Brahms Tschaikow sky, Schul t Gounod Schumann, Saint Saens Grieg Hassenet and other masters with a Sprinkling of modern English or Ameri can composers, are dragged into the melee and the singer announces a song recital and has blossomed into a full blown professional ' artist " What LIIM Lehman Says Now, hear what Lllll Lehmann says in answer to tiie question as to how the highest distinction In vocal art may be reached ' Thru natural gifts among which I reckon the possession of sound organs and a well-favored body, thru study, guided b an excellent teacher, who can sing well himselfstudy that must be kept up for at least six years without counting the preliminary work " Albert Lavignac professor of harmony at the Paris conservatory, in his work on musical education, recently published, says in relation to the examination of an uncultivated voice ' The principal quali ties to be desired in it are a good timbre and a certain degree of flexibility, strength and volume increase with age and study B processes known to every teacher we easily manage to extend the compass and gain several notes,, especial ly high ones, but a bad timbre is hard to modify and flexibility cannot be developed unless the organ already possesses some natural elasticity It is therefore, to these points that we shall see the master of the art of singing, to whom we ha\e submitted the case pay particular at tention only taking secondary notice of such a beautiful low or high note that the pupil will be inclined to exhibit to him -as a jewel But he will also ex amine other thingsthe general struc ture the capacity of the lungs and the physiognomy and conformation of the mouth, which are of great Importance in the emission of the voice for it is in the mouth cavity that the timbre is pro duced " "Placing" the Voice. One hears a great deal about the proper "'placing ' of the voice by the teachers of the vocal art It is a verv important mat ter for young students to know what their Voices really are, and how they should be CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of 00.50 MEDICAL BOO K CDCC OD MARRIAG E GUID E **j$ wEtesmY EVEJrtiTG, classified* But the professor of the pres errt day is equal to all that, be he a master of the art or be he an incompetent The pupil's voice will be placedsomewhere If a woman, she may be told by the char latan teacher that she s a high soprano, because ahe can touch B flat or that she may be a contralto if she can sing a low G and a high B fiat, of that she may be a dramatic soprano because she can sing froc C up to A^or a mezzo-soprano, or a mezo-soprano-contralto, or a dramatic contralto and goodness knows how manv other variations mav have cropped up within the minds of the voice placers dur ing the past two or three eai In the rapid advancement of science ?nd Industry which the American nation has made In the past twenty vears it is no wonder that the "get-to-be-an-artist- quick" fever should ha \e seized upon the rising generation or would-be singers, and the laborious study supposed to be neces sary for eminence in the* profession be ruthlessly thrust aside, that a new de parture should be made, and ' nerve" and press work substituted for stud}. "Studied In Europe." Another method of bidding for fame is that of having 'studied in Europe " This does not mean a course of several years under competent masters but only as many monthsa few lessons here a few there, and back to America in six months or possibly a vear I don t mean to say that even this limited course of study may not be of benefit, especially to those who have worked conscientiously under good masters here and who mav be good nrtists when thev go therein fact, it ought to be of much assistance to such students, but when undei taken by those who have studied in a superficial manner or with incompetent teachers can result In no permanent good to them and is usually undertaken for advertising purposes only Organists who ghe lessons in voice cul ture to beginners in return for sei".ices in choirs are another class of "\olce wreck ers that should be discouraged There mav be some oiganists who are competent to teach voice culture but of a goodly list of those I know not one of them has fever been equipped with the principles of voice culture beyond what they may have imbibed as bojs in a chorus choir Need of Vocalization There is a difference between ' vocaliza tion" and the ' art of singing" which is not generally understood by the mass of voice cultivators at the present day ' Vocalization ' is the strenuous, mechani cal part of voice training, if I may use the expression, and the other is the refining process of the result of the primary labor the vocal painting of the picture con ceived by the words to be sung The study of vocalization necessitates untiring practice of exercises for flexibilityscales arpeggios roulades chromatic cadenzas appoggiatura and trillsthe union of reg isters placing and emission of the voice and correct intonation The "art of sing ing comprises style phrasing the intelli gent taking of breath and enunciation the latter a marked shortcoming in many of the best solo singers of the present day Might License Teachers Physicians school teachers professional people, mechanics engineers and I don't know how many others, must have licenses or certificates of proper qualifica tions to engage in their respective occu pationswhy not the teacher of vocal cul tute' Thev charge pretty good fees for their worksome of themand the charlatans do a great deal more harm than they can ever undo or any one else who may attempt It after them Therefore I say license the professors of vocal art and we'll have better singers among our young students less money will be thrown awav, and many a broken Voice bioken heart and depleted purse will be avoided THINGS WORTH KNOWING Bits of Scrapbook Wisdom on Vari ous Household Articles. An essential adjunct of the 5 o'clock tea table equipment Is the cracker jar or to use the English term, biscuit box Fine chinaware has heretofore had the prefer ence so far as this accessory is concerned, but cut glass has now been called into requisition and some very attractive jars have been brought out in cut crystal with silver mounting and cover London hostesses are giving preference this season to more ornate finger bowls than have been in use heretofore Cut glass costly crystal gold engraved and Bohemian ware In Its varied and beauti ful tints are alike favored A saucer to match accompanies each bowl According to good authority, fly specks may be removed from gilt frames by the application of the white of an egg Stains and other discolorations on sil ver and brass are simply and readily re moved by the use of -common baking soda For removing coffee or milk stains from white goods, glycerin is an effica cious agent The rubber sponge seems to have es tabllshed itself firmly in favor One of its latest manifestations is in the shape of a bath sponge which Is attachedto a handle some nine or ten inches in length The sponge is fitted Into a metal ring at the end of the hanale and can be removed when so desired The summer traveler who has dlscov ered that her silver toilet articles add con considerably to her cares both because of the attention they require in the way of polishing and the chance they stand of being purloined In large hotels or during the progress of a journey will welcome the appearance of a pretty variety of toilet articles In celluloid Besides bru%hes and combs there are boxes of different sizes for salves powders etc Including a talcum powder shaker These articles may be had in white pink and blue, it Is quite the thing to have the initials or monogram put on them Bacon and Yolk-of-Egg Sandwiches Spread thin and neatlj- trimmed slices of bread with creamed butter Sift over the butter "hard-boiled yolks of egg, and above this press thin slices of broiled bacon cover with buttered bread on which sifted hard-boiled yolk has been pressed Press together and wrap in waxed paper, unless they are to be served at once *&&! 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WISCONSIN MEDICAL INSTITUTE, 1026 Mhambra Bid*. - - Milwaukee Wll If sou had one-quarter of all the mone that's been made thru Journal Want Ads o could buy everything in sight Do you want something' Tregendet Cleans Your Silverware. No abrasion, no polishing No work New discovery Write us. Will demon strate free Tregendet Chemical company, Box 42, Minneapolis - % Big New Engines. The largest passenger engines in the northwest are now in service on the Omaha road between the twin cities and Chicago They are seventy-two feet long and weigh 320 00 pounds mm p? c^*A^ti^ff X ^ y THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. Skirts Wash Duck Skirts worth $3.98- Dru g Dept. Mermen's Berated TalcumThe gen uinearticle,reg 25c, 98c TH E NE W STOR E Jewelry Dept. Waist Sets. Three pin pearl sets, also black and fancy enameled sets. Values to 29c. Thursday in one lot 10c ,4 ' Leather Goods Reducing our summer stock. Can you help notic ing the ridiculously low prices we are quoting? Women's very fine fall and summer Shoes, all weight soles, all leathers and shapes, values to $5 tf&4 QfS per pair. Yonr nick, *** - - ^ ** You r pick Women's fine kid Shoes, patent & kid tips, Qflft $1.50 and $2 values *MV Women's hand turn Shoes, mixed lot, arefil R Q worth $4 pair M* - - **- Shirt Waists Women's $1 qual ity Lawn Shirt Waists, 25c Lustre TaffetaA beautiful silk ribbon, 4 and 412 White Goods Nainsook Checks Best for wear, worth 12c a yard, quantity limited Constipation clouds more lives than al most any other disease One of the great est orators once gave this most Impor tant advice Keep your bowels open and your head cool Any sensible person will agree that keeping the bowels open and cleansed is absolutely essential to good health Don t take pills and harsh purgatives that only aggravate the trouble but try Chase's Constipation Tablets They will cure you to stay cured These tablets are put up In neat watch-shaped bottles which just fit the Sast pocket Price twenty-five cents Sold by druggists under a positive guar antee to give satisfaction or money re funded Nothing else likej them. FOB SALE IN MINNEAPOLIS BY Weinhold E H 6th st and Mcollet. Benjamin Levy Meolle* and 31st st. Oirklor C H 6th and Mcollet Hermann A B , 2d av and 4th st Gamble & Lud^\lg *td st and Hennepin. Churchill a Nicollet House Block Donaldson s Glass Block Powers Mercantile Company If your druggist won't supply you write to the above or The Chase Manufacturing Co Newburgh, N Y B They are well worth seeing, and the public is invited to look at them at -the Union depot before the departure of the Chicago fast mail at 6 p m , or of the North-Western Limited at 8 p m In the morning they arrive at 7 85 a m and 10 a m Via the Soo Line, tiew York and Return, $33.60. Dates of sale Aug 20th to 22d, inclusive. Particulars- at the Ticket Office, US Seuta Third Street S0KMIAN Men's Dept. Men's shirtwaists our $1.50 quality, 10c f v f Pine +/\ +1-IA TNYIIOVI V/iOSA e IU XUC r ULLbll - Store. WeVe simply knocked the bottom out ofj balance of our summer stocks MUST GO, and that NOW. If you visit us Thursday you'll never forget or regret the day. The new wave belts, patent leather, calf and cloth,silk bound, splendid 50c values. Thursday, THURSDAY' S BI G SHO E DAY] DrCSS CrOOdS 25c Flannels NEW IN CERAMICS Striking Designs In Tepletz and Wedge wood Ware Now in Vogue The forms and decorations of fine china are an ever present source of interest to lovers of the ceramic art says the Public Ledger So many rare conceptions in color and decorations are to be found in the popular pottery of the day that there seems scarcely room for anything new to develop, yet something new is always coming up in these as in other things Among fine pottery that is attracting some attention at present is the Austrian Teplitx ware A greater variety of form and wealth of color can scarcely be found In any single line of fine china In its forms mythology, history, fiction and Bible lore are represented A simple dish of Teplitz tells a story in itself A piece of this ware illustrating the temptation was seen in a collection not long since I t was bowl shaped ornamented with clusters of purple grapes against the pearl color of the bowl Standing in bold relief against the dish were the two figures of Eve and Satan the former in a graceful languorous position the latter crouched opposite These figures were of a bronze green shade The top of the bowl dis played a little gilding Another piece of Teplitz representing Bon Hur in the chariot, Is striking and full G001 ADVICE . "King of dS Bottled Beers.*' Brewed from Bohemias* Hops ,, .- 80LD BY C 8 BBACXEXT & CO. W"holss*l Sealers. i v. Infants' Whit* Flan nel, nice and soft for the baby, always 20c yard. One da^ 7o Pillow Tops 300 lithographed and stamped Pillow Tops, with backs, worth to 50c. choice, 15c 4 of action The chariot of white beau tifully shaded at the bottom with tints of green and Ben Hur a gilded figure poised at the back holding the reins that pass over the chariot to horses left to the imagination made up this interesting illustration of the popular Austrian ware A scheme of decoration that is finding favor with many just now is that of small winged flies and bright colored beetles Grasshoppers, katydids, dragon flies lady BuflinGton 'K ^ Y Women's comfortable house Slippers, in many IQA styles, all at * * Vt# Women's fine kid low Shoes many styles TTO g% worth to $2.00, at * ** ** Oriental Rugs and Carpets Thursday Specials50 large Iran Rugs, 4 to 5 ft. wide, 8 to 14 ft. long values to $100. Each.. KazaksWonderfully silky antique Kazaks, extra large size, $65, $50, $40 and Shervans, Mosouls and IransNearly all antiques and very fine$15 and Ribbon s inches wide, white, pink and blue, of good weight, it looks like and is a 25c value, Thursday, per yard, Muslin Underwtar 100 dozen gowns, chemise, drawers and corset cov ers, best materials, fine lace and embroidery trimmed, worth to $1.25 QQA choice 69c, 49c and *M*F%* Art Department Extra Special QOTSOfS Beads Beads. 50 doz. J. B , R. & G , C. B., G. D., Nemo and American Lady Corsets, straight front, dip hip, batiste and net, long and short, worth to Qftf $2.50. Thursday *WmM\M 1,000 bunches new In dian Oriental Beads, per bunch, Optica l Departmen t , 5c Nothing disqualifies you for life's work as poor eyesight But our optician can remedy this con dition. Call Thursday and see what a fine 10-year gold filled frame, with first class pens copic lenses he has for just... ... ?Hftri f The last 21 days of the clean-up season (we close ^f^AtTGUST 19, 1908,^25 Wash Goods. Cable Cord Batiste. Splendid fabrics of good weight for early fall wear, choicemedium and dark styles, former price 12Jc. Closing at yard 25c Friday Women's ribbed of plain fast black full Seamless Hose worth 15c 5c s ^t x p# m 52-inch sponged and shrunk Cheviots, made of finest selected wools, guaranteed for wear and service, in every new and wanted shade great value at $1.00. OA Thursday only U *Ft# 59 c black all-woo l Albatros s Venetiansfinest imported, high-finish 52-inch Venetian Cloths, in tans, castors, browns, blues, green, cardinal, wine, and grey usual $2.00 yard kind. ti&4- OJki Thursday only H - ***** $1.0 0 black Frenc h Voile s $50 Ingrain Carpet SamplesBest all wool, cial for Thursday Linoleum500 yards mill remnants of 75c yard Linoleum. Yard Wilton VelvetsRemnants and small rolls, Odd lots worth to $1.25 yard $25 $10 Suits Women's wash linen and lawn dress,white and colors, worth $12.50 CtQ Q Q each *PilfO Women's e Sam P , e Sa, Hosiery Infants' fine cashmere wool Hose, white, pink, blue, red or black, with silk heel and toe, worth 25c, 25c bugs and kindred insects are represented with graceful realism on many of the new est plates cups and saucers, candlesticks and other pieces A pleasing background to be found in this style of ware is that of a semi cloudy sky or a sunset A conventional design of dragon flies is rep resented bv placing the units in regular Jine and closely overlapping the wings The delicate beauty of the coloring of dragon flies' wings makes them a most An electric-lighted, up-to-date train, equipped with ' compartment and standard sleepers and a buffet library smoking car. That's our Chicago Limited Express The train leaves Minneapolis at 8 25 p. m. and reaches Chicago at 9-00 a. m. the next morning. That we think is the most convenient arrangement, as it gives comfort able time in the morning to breakfast on the dining car. Service a 1%. carte, pay only for what you order. I know that you will like our cooking and service. Stop in or telephone and reserve a berth. TICKET OFFICE, 414 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis TelephonesNorthwestern, Main 648 Twin City, Main 602. [ill F. M. RUQQ, Northwestern Passenger Agent, Qermanla Life Building, St. Paul. is, they contain no corn, aningredientthat cheapens the cost of brewingandinjuresthe quality of the beer. The mark of purity Barley-Malt Best Hops No Cor n One reason for the superiority of the Anheuser-Busch, brews The "A" and the EAGLE ' identifies the products of Anheuser-BuschBrewingAss'n BUDWEISER -" 36-in. Mohair Jac quards in all the new shades always 19c yard, (quantity lim ited) Thursday special R Q ^ e hummers at "The Newe pricesb in all departments. Th Handkerchief Sample Sale Including fine embroidered, lace trimmed, hand-drawn work, revere effects, hemstitched or scalloped edges, also sheer linen embroidered centers this is the grandest bargain lot of fine handkerchiefs ever offered. Values to $2.00 each. They go on sale Thursday in 4 great lots: wash$ dressesin white colors, worth !^50:.and no w 6-98 New fall suits for women' special lot for Thursday. Special low G4JR Afl price, suit V *#'^0 - Zoft value' -CQfi value 'Hfi value f 9}ft LOT 1,J value to 25c Parasols Dainty little novel ties for the children, values in the lot up to 75c to clean them up, choice, 17c Bera" Bead Chains Indian Bead Chains, all colors and styles, values to 75c choice 19c Summer Gloves Clean-up of the balance of Summer Gloves and Mitts, arranged in three lots values from 40 S.19c....10ceSal.$1.50otc 39c r Underwear Women's Swiss Ribbed Vests, worth 19c valuable suggestion for ornamentation of this kinS The whimsical katydid, forme an appro priate design for smoking sets, calendar frames and for odd pieces of bric-a-brac One of the daintiest conceptions of the Ipotter's art Is Wedgwood china Since a set of dishes of this ware was selected for the White House Wedgwood has en joyed a special vogue with the fashionable The graceful antique medallion ornamen- New York and Return $33.60 Boston and Return $41.60 "GREAT WESTERN LIMITED" pAllWAy * 863 VARI-CO=CELE ' thB,rttM e - , o f Ku, g 83,790,300 bottlessold in 1902. Orders promptly filled by A. D. GIANNINI, Manager Anheuser-Busch Branch, Minneapolis, Laces Still there are some of those beautiful, high-class Galloons, in black, ivory, arabe and beurre goods sold to 40eyL but their room is better than their presence now, so they so at, per yard. 79c 9c Spe- 25c 29c 55c Yarns! Yarns! Best in the world! G e r mantown and Shetland Floss all colors, skein, 8c Dressing Sacques and Kimonas. Closing sale 75 dozen long and short Kimonas, plain and fancy colors, worth to 3.00, choice 98c 69cdan m Silks 25 pieces best qual ity Corded Wash Silks, desirable styles, 5c 15c tation on semi-opaque grounds of beau tiful shaded color has endeared this hue pottery to all lovers of Grecian design in figure and drapery Wedgwood china was- at the start very simple and. much like common clay pottery until Joshua Wedgwood aspired to decorate his wares with designs after those seen in the Sir William Hamilton collection of antiquities. The Portland vase Is the most celebrated piece of Wedgwood china On Sale August 20th to 226. inclusive. Tickets good on new electric lighted Two other fast trains daily. CHICAGO GREAT .WESTERN. For further information apply to L. c. RAINS, General Agent, Cor. 5th and Nicol let Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. TAKES THE LIFE OUT OF YOU HAVE YOU 00T IT? NEARLY every man has Varicocele, more or less. The evidence of it is a swelling of the veins, a dragging sensation when standing, a pain in the back, extreme nervous ness, and a general exhaustion of the fire and vi tality which is the portion of youth. There are thousands of "half-men," made so by Varicocele. DR. MCLAUGHLIN'S ELECTRIC BELT CURBS Varicocele. The "Dr. McLaughlin method." used in trMtiasr this malady, allows no chance of failure. It cannot faiL Five thousand say it cured them. So will you. Act today, as each day this disease is sapping the very blood out of your body. My Varicocele ha* been entirely cured by your wonderful Belt. HERBERT HENNEY, Box 4o7, Elgin 111. If you are tired of treatments that fail, I want you to study aiy plan, and when you see how sensible it is. come and try it. Call and see the new McLauarhlbi Belt, and let me explam how I cure. If you can, or, if not, write for free book telling: about Varicocele. S&&.BIL "*- McLAUfiHLIN -U. U 304 Hl.ll.t Avera* mEPOLI, Ni l, J i 19cyd.c49hwort -It i A Tuesday, Thurs- day end Saturday until 8 p. m. #?' rfj'