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CALIFORNIA OPERATIC STAR ASKED TO SING BEFORE GERMAN EMPRESS JBrcelh CtJkfi Berlin, Germany, April 114. Miss Marcella Craft, the California oper atic star in the Royal Opera at Munich, has the distinction of being the only American girl who has ever been invited by the Empress of Ger many to sing before the imperial fam ily circle in the palace at Berlin. While singing one evening in the opera at Kiel by special invitation, Marcella Craft was heard by Prince Adalbert, the Kaiser's third son and known as the "Sailor Prince." He was so enthusiastic over her singing that upon only two hours' notice came to Berlin, where, to her great surprise, she found' that she was not to sing in a big concert before the court, but was to be the only singer and that she was to sing before the intimate family circle. The empress expressed her delight with Miss Craft's singing and engag ed her in a lengthy conversation. In 'fact, she was so pleased that she asked the American girl to sing 'for her daughter, Duchess Victoria Luise, and Duke Ernst August, in Bruns wick, in April. Miss Craft, who has won much success, in Germany, was born in Rjyerside, Cal. TOLD THE TRUTH She You told me I was the only woman you ever-proposed to. He True. She True, is it? I've heard that you've been engaged to three wom en. He All of them -were widows, love. They didn't wait for pro posals. Puck. -i-o-o The doumapin Russia has greatly extended the property and personal rights of married women by passing a bill enabling them to obtain pass ports . without their husband's permission.