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JUMPS ON N. Y. PAPERS
Madame Von Kellner.
San Francisco, Cal., July 15. -Madame
Katherine- Evans, von
Klenner, president of the New
jYork Women's Press Club and
one of the most eminent vocal
teachers America has ever pro
duced, desires to know what is
the matter with'the newspapers.
"It is not our western papers I
Complain of," he said. "They
seem to have a purpose, to wish
to publish something true and
.worth while. But our New York
The madame threw up her
"They are -awful ; and I have
forbidden them to mention my
name. Why, the reporters never
ask me anything but some fool
ishness about whether or not I
have quarreled with any of my
friends or whether some one has
perhaps been' rude to me. It is
dreadful and I wonder the public
does riot rebel.
"I am founder of the Women's
Philharmonic Society of New
York and I am staying in Amer
ica just to do missionary work in
a musical way. I feel that Amer
icans need some one to help them
learn how to sing.'
"Certainly you would think so
if you lived in New York. Why,
the papers there actually send the
yacht critics to report my con
certs. One of these critics has re
tired from the newspaper busi
ness of late and opened a vocal
class. Yes, actually. He" has
looked down the throats of so
many singers he thinks he ought
to know just how they sing. He
ought, but he doesn't.
"Man is the only creature that
does not sing naturally. Birds
sing in the morning, frogs .at
night.' All creatures do not of.
cburse sing; but man is the only
one that needs to be taught to
use the voice nature gave him.
Madame von Klenner was
awarded the diploma for vocal in
struction at the Paris exposition
in 1900 by a committee of inter
tional judges. The award was
unique in that it was the first
time in history that such an
award was ever made.
Little Girl I wish I had a new
Her Mother But your doll is
as good as ever.
Little Girl So am I as good as
ever, but the doctor brought you
a new baby, didn t he?