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THE WASHINGTON TBIES. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21? 1915.
MONTEIZZI OPERA nn VAIN "The Lovo of Three Kings," Wjth Pavlowa Ballet RUssc, Charms Belasoo Audience. varied beauty In all ho Volco was wonderfully mellow rtnt! lovely throui(h the tenderness of his lovcmaklnc to the most Impassioned heights of Ills love and his, despair, ins entrunco music w uxquulte, vain injf as the potentialities or the drama Increased through tho love duet of tho first net, tho ono with Flora, where her Brent struggle against him finally yields with a love scene of Intensity that with consummate art has also tho spirit or reverence In It, to his final farewell at her blor when ha klssos tho doad lips upon which the outraged SiMmm nmr nin n UCHin MUCIN U.U. I up Montemtnl. composer of "L'Ambrc del Tro ne" ("The Love of Three Kings"), has been acclaimed the most significant figure in tho Italian muslo world since tho advent of Puoolnl. And Washington wag privileged last evening to near tnia mastorpieco and to accord It a veritable ovation at Its first pre sntation In this city, when the Boston Grand Opera Company gavo It at the Bclasco Theater with a cast of such super-excellence and an environment of mich high art that it stands foremost among tho notable productions of this organization's brief season hore. In the ballet, too, that followod it, the Pavlowa Ballet Husse gave, a quaint and Alto gother charming dance pantomime, "IEcolo en Crinoline." by Mra. Chris tian Hemmtek, of this city, for the first time on any stage. A qtory of deep tragedy. "The Love of Three KJngs" is lofty In Its senti ment and noble In its music. Tho verse Is by Bern Benelll, who Is called the greatest dramatic poot of Italy today. With such an Inspiration, Montemetsl haa created a music drama that Is built along the form of which Wagner was the taw-giver -and with no relation to the Italian. Puccini. Montemessi's mu slo Is all his own. with tho heroic mold of Wagner, yet with a beauty and glow. a slnuousness and vitality that belongs to his southern land. Four master roles control the opera, nnd those wore glvon Irreproachably by Louisa Vlllanl, Giovanni Zonatollo, George Baklanoff and Joso Mardones. Vlllanl's voice has a goldon gloss In it. It is so warm and rich and radiant. She was creator of tho role of Flora In the world's premiere of this opera about two years ago, bringing to tho character of the queen who was so deeply lored by three kings an inter pretation of the highest order, a quee'nllness of beauty and an emotional stress that told the confllot in her breast over her love for her truo love, the king of her native land; her loyalty to her noble husband, and hor respect yet fear for the blind old king, that superb tower of strength who brings about throe deaths only to bo loft, as ho nays at the olose of the tragedy, "Alono In tho shadow." Zonatollo, in the role of the lover, waB truly great. With the full vigor of a tenor robusto, he yet had such e father has placed poisons to entrap him, and ho dies telling how high was his love to the. noble husband, Man fredo. who can but exclaim. "Of such I great lovo that child-heart then was capable, and not for me!" xnero is a spienuor in me voice 01 Baklanoff. Ilia Manfredo also was. a superb dramatlo figure, with a reso nant flow of volco of richest and round est timbre ho sings this role as he aid also the PugllacoT prologuo with a wealth of tono of groat beauty und color. It is his coming In the first act that forecasts tho nobility of tho trag edy of which that act is but tho portont. He deplete the soul that can love so much and by that love can understand ee well. ... It Is, though, around the helpless Ar chlbaldo, given magnificently by Joso Mardones. basso, that tho tragedy re volves. Fearing disloyalty to his son, hearing steps when ho Is told by Flora nat no one is near, in nis impoicnco in strangles her only to hAVO tO face the gnei or Ms son ana 10 ue mo un witting couso of his death also, for. he, too, kisses tho lips of the dead Flora and dies. The stumbling muslo of the blind Archlbaldo always precedes him and hU flight Is ably visualized. He Is every inch a king and both sings and declaims tho great old man superbly. recitative in monotone grippingiy Ing the soul or him. Flamlnlo of Boaoaool disclosed a tenor ana was peauuruuy sung, QWEST ON RECORD Modern Mothods Responsible For Saving 150,000 Lives Last Year, Says Report. revealing the soul of him. e which was true of the lesser parts by The lovel Maria Lara Felv Clement, a rich con tralto, and Blanca Barova, Tho chorus. uaod as a wort of requlerri In the death chamber, could not have been excelled. Conductor Moransonl held everything In perfect control and brouftht out with How and crlsnness tho richness of a beautiful soore. Muoh gratitude I due Manager Max R&blnoff for glvlngia set ting of tho most artistic value In mod ern stagecraft. The three eoenoa by Josoph Urban with tho atmosphere In the first aot and the faultless art of the death scone were -Stage art at Its best. "The Bchool In Crinoline." tho ballet given by Pavlowa. Votlntne, and some docen of their Ballot Russa, presented a most striking and quaint lilotur in a most charming conventionalized setting, worked out In black and white, In striped effect, with but n touch of tur quoise It attests highly tho artistic skill and originality of Mrs. Christian Hemmtek, whose pantomime pliy waa a dainty comedy of hoopsklrt days, which allowed Mme. Pavlowa- a iWight ful comedy role, through which she pi rouetted on her toes an fascinatingly as ever. In on Interlude that was a dream, a Pierrot, In most nffcctlvo black and white, enters to find a fair Columbine ewaltlng him. ar.d to the In gratiating music or Chamlnadn. to which the ballet is set, Pavlowa and Vollnln present a lovely "pns do deux." In keeping with the stage picture, Mmo. Pavlowa was presented with a large bunch of Easter lilies set In a flower pot of black end white, with ribbon of tne same, ana witn many violets. j. RiaoB. 3 The death rate In the District of Columbia and In the entire registra tion area of the United States in 19M was tho lowost ever recorded. The reg istration area comprises two-thlras of the population of the oountry, and shows a death rate 10 por cent, lower than; tlui average for the years NWl to i. The death rate of the District of Co lumbla also shows a decrease for both white arid colored population from those of air previous years, A state ment on the death rate of the registra tion nrea of the United States, made public by tho Census Bureau today, shows that tho District death rate has decreased It per cent from the aver age for the five-year period, 1B01 to IKS. A deoreate Is shown of 21 per cent among the colored population, ana or 16.4 among the white population. Steady Decrease. The death rate of the District of Co lumbia has decreased consistently year by year. The rata Is higher than that for the registration area as a whole, largely because of the high rate among the colored population. In. 1914, 1M persons out of every 1.000 ill the DlStriot of Columbia dleA. Tim figures, for the total area were 13,6 out or eacn i.uw. of l'e District Us out of every 1.000 (lied, while among the colored popula tion the rate waa S3.a out of every l.OOC inirures In thfi wivif urftrn nmninwi by nlchard C. Lappln, chief statistician of the Census for Vital Statistics. It Is stated that there Is a widespread and increasing interest throughout tho counry, especially in the Bouth, with respect .to vital statistics. Consequently there tins boen a big Increase In the re.ffiltr.u?n.ore"vThe report says: "The total number of deaths recorded In the registration area In 1614 waa 8S8. 0S9. corresponding to a deatli rate of 13.6 por J.OOO population. This rate is the lowest on record, the, most favor able year prior to 1914 having ben 1512, for which tho rate waa 13.9. 160,000 Lives Saved. "The death rale for 1M4 Is 16 per cent lower than the average for the 6-year period 1901-1905. When due allowance I made for the addition of many new States to the registration area between 1905 and 1M4, and the comparison is confined to tho registration States as they existed during tho period 1901-1903, there stilt is shown a decided decrease, amounting to 9.4 per oent. In other words, in a typical community In tho registration, area there were only ten deaths in 1614 where there were elvon a decado earlier. In the original reg istration BtAtes as they existed In 1901 1903, the population of which Is about one-fourth or tho total for the United States, tne reauctton in the rate alone showed a slight Increase--eight-tenths of 1 per cent "Among tho cities of WO.OOo or over the tendency Is toward a still n renter reduction In mortality. The following cities show a decrease of V) per rent or more from the five-year period. 1901 190(5 tor19l4; Jersey City, 216 per cent: New York city. 2S.s per centj San Francisco, 23.0 per cent; Denver, 23.3 per cent: Newark, N. J., 2?.5 per cent: Pittsburgh, 219 per cent; Atlanta, 21.S per cent: Los Angeles. 21.2 per cent: Lowell, Mass.. 21.3 por cent, and Pater son, N .1., 30.1 par cent. "It should be remembered that the rates here given are 'crude' rates, which make no nltowance for differences In the sex and age distribution of the population, and that Inferences In re gard to tho relative healthfulncs cf different States should not. therefore, up drawn without more thorough inves tigation." D. C. RULERS' SCHOOL PLAN IS OPPOSED equivalent to a saving of about 38.C00 lives In 1914. On the assumption that a corresponding 'reduction in tho rate had taken place throughout tun entire country, the saving would amount to about lSO.OOJ lives In 1914 for the United States an a whole. This furnishes a statistical measure of the contribution tnuie to civilization by 'medical science and Improved sanitation. "Among tno mates ror wnion aeain rates for 1901-190. are given, the great est proportional decrease botween that period and 1914 is shown for Rhode Is land 17.4 per cent. Next In orfer are New York, with a decrease of 11 per cent: New Jersey, ii.b por cent: Mas sachusetts, u.t per cent: Vermont, v. tuii- runt: Connecticut. 3 8 ner cent: In diana. 2.S per cent: Maine, 1.9 per cent: Resolution Against Transfer of Power Submitted to Parents' League. Opposition to the plan of the District Commtntnn.ru in fair vat enm 4h Is I Board of Education the administration of the schools was voiced by the Par ents' League, an organization of tho, third division of publlo schools, at4 a meeting last evening in the J. Ormond Wilson Normal School. Dr. I. F. Keb ler Introduced a resolution which com mended the present arrangement of having board members named by Judges of the Supreme Court of the District Dr. John Mes, of the American Peace Society, deplored tho movement for In creasing the armament of the United States. He lauded the peace efforts of W. J. Bryan. The audience heard a program of songs, conducted by Dr. H. B. Cogs- Pistol Is As Empty As Man Who Would Pawn It NEW YOIUC, Dec. 21.-Out or work, with his wlfo and two children needing food, Emanuel Senior, thirty-five years, took an old revolver out of his trunk and tried to pawn it In Third avenue. Tho pawnbroker's clerk called Poliee k. . i I Captain MMCeown, who arrested Bchlos J under the, Sullivan law. Magistrate Murphy satd In tho Morris- 3 inla court that this was an instance in J which the law worked a hardship. "I would like to discharge you," he said to the prisoner, "but tho law com pels me to hold you for special sessions. I shall fix the ball aa low as possible - ! $100." Schols went to a cell. Of the white population I New Hsmpshlre, 1.8 per cent Michigan well, director of music In the schools. Start the Day Right With A Cap of KENNY Special BlendHigh-Grade COFFEE HAS NO EQUAL 8 CITY STORES mMmsjmmmmjr i j The Gift For the Home With Music THE gift of av beautiful new Irtacey Music Cabinet with clear viijion sliding doors will mean the easy storing of player piano and phonograph records or sheet music. Or all of them in ono cabinet. Refined, convenient, durable, and great capacity, with the quality that charac terizes all Macey made furniture. jfreb 5. Xfncoln, - 612 Twelfth Street N. W. Bet. V and o VISIT OVIl FURNITURE STOriE, across tub street; ! visit ocn furniture store. Acnoss the stiietct" Gift News From Goldenberg's That Bristles With Bargains Sure to Crowd This Store Tomorrow Please take small packages with you. When making purchases in more than one department use a Shopping Card. Shop early in the day and avoid the crush of afternoon crowds. STORE HOURS: Onen8:4S A. M.: Close 6:00 P. M. 'IT FAYS TO DEAL AT GOLDEN BERGfe eTMiwtsor 7th t m STKCT sJ's-pfiffffi ill iiwiiiiii "THE DEPENDABLE STORr' Purchases Will Be Sent Anywhere in the United States by Parcel Post, Free of Charge. Gloves For Giving Have Your Teeth Insured! To have your teeth repaired by me means practically 20 years insurance against dental troubles, for my work is absolutely guaranteed for that period. No matter what their 'present condition, my expert methods will make them whole. All work painless charges reasonable. fximinalions fret Easy Payments Arranged if Desired Filliagi ib Gold, Silfer, Platiauni. and Porcelaia Gold Crowns and Bridge Work, $3, $4 and $5 My Patent ISw SucUon rB SOr Teeth $5 B8racH$$ Will Not Slip WggfW 1 or Drap Mr Q TbbWVrVjEMbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbsI DR. WYETH 427-420 7th St. N. W. PAINLESS DENTIST an, a. a. i B 9, m, andara, 10 4. Opi. 1, anxbiira.il Bra., Ore- Graaa Valoa Tta Ca. Lara tit mill Moat TftororiEhlr Rqalftpad Farlae la Waabiaataa. W $1.50 Ijaaffeltc Imported Preach Lambakia nioTeaf two-olasp style, In white, tan and Q1 nft Womra'a Enffllah Cape Walklae; Gloves, one-clasp mannish style; In perfect shades of tan, also C" AA black and white. Regular 11.26 value (9J..UII Tho JouTfa" Freaea Kid GIotcs, two-clasp style; made of the finest selected skins obtainable. In black, white, tan, black with white and white with black stitching! all slses. 16bBtfoB1eaa-th .freach Kid Gloves, made of tho finest selected skins: In white only. All q Krt Mlsara Twa-elaaa Glaea Kid Glovee. In white and tan; also Cape and Mocha Gloves, lined or J1 AA unllned. Gray and tan tDJL.UU wonarn'a Frrneh Kid lfoveltr GIotcs. two-clssD 1 style, with three rows of heavy crochet stitching;; in self, black with white, white with black. ffO Aft and plirall .UU Women's Mooha Gloves 1 one-oUsp ?34J2avKSL style; 1.26 . gray only. Worth $1.00 Iloye and Girls' Cape Gauntlet Gloves, fleece lined; black and tan; also Boys' Valour Gauntlets, with leather palms; all slses; DiaoK ana osrora ': 50c Infaate' and Children' All-wool Mlttena, In white, cardinal, array, brown, black, and navy. yKt Ohlldrea'a Cape Gloves, warmly lined; hemmed or fur tops; RAa In tan and Jtray wwt Glove Dept. Section No. 3 first Floor. 25c Nut Sets With This Coupon 12c THIS COUPON and Mo for regular ZSc Nickel-plated Nut Sets, consisting- of one patent spring Nut Cracker and six Nut Picks, In a box. Basement. , iL 75c Sets of Six Teaspoons. 91.80 Sets of Six Tablespoons $1J 91.SO Sets of Six Table Forks 91.10 91.35 sets of Six Dessert Fork 91.0a 91.38 Sets of Six Dessert Spoons 9i.o TOe Gravy Ladles 49a Famous Wm. A. Rogers Silver-Plated Table Ware Now Is your opportunity to purchase hlgh-graJe silver-plated ware at prices much below Tegular. Every piece bears the trade-mark brand of these famous silversmiths and is guaranteed for wear. Choice of a variety of new and pleaslne designs, Note these saving's and be here tomorrow to got your share. ..80e 91.80 Soup Ladles 91.1ft OOe Cold Meat Forks 89e 35o Baby Spoons 2gc O80 Child's Seta, three pie (tea. ,ftc 93410 Sets of Six Plala-handle Knives 91(49 92.00 Set of Six Plain-handle Forks 91,49 --vy SensibleGifts for Juveniles Girls' ttep Dresses, In pink, blue, and white; em broidered bolero jackets; white collars and cuffs; AO slzes S to 0 years. Worth 91.26 afoC Children's Dresses, of rep and poplin, in pink, blue anJ white: mado with yokes and plaited skirts: some with amooklnar, others with embroidered straps AO I70C and pockets; slses t to 13 years, itea-uiariy 11.25., Children's Coats, of chinchilla, cloth and corduroy well made and tailored. Special assortments at $4.98 and $5.98 lUIn Caps, guaranteed rubberised sateen, In blue and red; also checks; plaid hoods; sites 4 di no to 14 years ol.tfo Little Tots' Bath naoea, or bsacon cloth: In nlnk m.MJ. tflti JtAllawa. am m1...-. . C ' ... ... wwp.H.v wuu IJUUailBi blue and tan; slses l to 3 ys&rs Children's Hath IUbea, In pink blue and Indian colors; satin trim med and finished with heavy AQa cord. Sizes 2 to 6 years.... tdl Children's New Wool Toques, white and new colorings '. 50c 49c Children's Coats, of hoavy chin chilla, In gray only; made with velvet collars, pockets and An AO belt: sizes 3 to e years... 9s2t5 .?i?llfJ? X,rt?e or the little tots; neat colors and prettily trimmed In contrasting col- in" ors; sites 3 to 6 years 4J7C A GIFT BURB TO BE WELCOME Sport and Skating Scarfs at 98c Bath Robes ?? Made of Genuine Beacon Cloth Wonderful M QQ Values at.. Pi.O Ideal gifts for wife, slater, or mother. Gratofully warm and comfortable for cold nights and mornings. Mado of genuine Beacon Blanket Cloth, in a large range of desirable colors, Including gray, tan, blue, red, lavender, and all tho artistic Indian patterns, with and without collars, trimmed with braid or silk, finished with heavy cord to match. All sizes In' tomorrow's sale at JL9S. Other styles priced at IJ.98 up to 15.98. Gift Umbrellas for Men & Women Men's aad Women's American Taffeta Umbrella, 28 and 28 inch slses; paragon steel frames; good as sortment of stylish handles, including metal QQ trimmed, carved and plain missions. Worth S1.60 OC Men's and Women's Fine Quality Taffeta Silk- and Gloria Silk Umbrellas, 26 and 28 inch sizes; wido silk taped edgo, close rolling ateel paragon frames. Largo assortment of attractive handles, in rolled gold, sterling silver, hardwood missions and nat- O-t AO ural woods. Values worth I2.9S and 83.60... Ol.70 Air 811k and Tarn Dyed silk Taffeta Umbrellas. us (pjn ffj M'mWf TVauVakB aflBr M for men and women; assortments at Bfens and Women's Umbrellas, piece dyed taffeta and gloria cov ers; 28 and 28 Inch sizes. Wide taped edge, steel paragon frames. Large variety of handles, Including silver-mounted effects, also fancy metal, natural and carved woods, In many stylish &f aq shapes pJ..4c? high grade handles. BnneinJ $Z.y, $3.98 and $4.98 Children' Umbrellas Good qual ity Rainproof Gloria Covers 20, 22, 24 Inch sizes, neatly made, Para gon steel frames. A large variety of pretty and durable handles, de signed especially for little ETOrt folks. Special at DVC Umbrella Department First Floor. Fine Leather Gifts At Every Price You Want to Pay Phoenix make Angora Sport and Skating Scarfs, of soft, fleecy yarn, with knotted fring ed ends. Come in plain colors and bordered effects. All wanted shades and heather mix tures. Regular 11.25 val ue at Mc. Neckwear Section First Floor. Reduced Prices On Gift Articles in Our Stationery Department V dBsB'BBBBBBBBW X &fltt2s MfM j iff Jft VHfV .B t ""nsalsasaMBr V?vc4((sar 15c 1 CV V(I,1 $1.39 Silk Petticoats $2.98 $3.50 Values at A special offering that will interest those who are seeking nrac tical gifts for wife or sister. Fine Quality Chiffon Taffeta Silk Petti coats, in beautiful changeable colors of rose and green, blue and red etc.; also black, with silk dust ruffle. Several new flounces of tucks' and pleating. . Exceptional values for tha money special at $2.98. ilk Petticoat SectionThird Floor. Fancy Gift Calendars, hand- painted, ribbon tied. Each OK in gift box. Worth 60o each AUl we Gift Calendars, each neatly boxed Genalne Bradley Water Colors. red hinged top boxes; Including six tubes of oil colors; oach con- tri'ns eleven p&ints, six crayon.i ana iwo arums, worm ja.co Christmas Folders, Booklets, aad Letters, envelopes with each. in. Worth Bo each. Six for 1UC Large else Red Faper Christmas Bells, worth 10c and 15c C each OC Gold edge Pictorial baek Playing Cards, complete In leather oaae; name stamped in gold lQn Little Shoppers Game, consisting oi mrge uosra, wun SIOOK repre senting ivory soap, goia aust, riour, pousn, etc. 9c 50c Child's Sets With This 1 Q Coupon I VC THIS COUPON and Ue 'or Rogers' Solid Nlckol.sllver Child's Set. consisting of Knife, Fork nnd Spoon: In a box, neat design. Guaranteed lo give satisfactory wear Basemont IT.) Women's Real Seal Hand bugs, stylish shapes, In genuine seal leather, blsxlc and colors; leather-covered frame; Inside coin poont ana mirror, spe cial at Da"o Special assortment of Women's Leather Hand bags, including many new' shanes In the noDular Khtir- a ' I.- " " iocjv nags. witn. lock; black and leathers. Choice safety colored 98c $1.48 Women's Genuine Morocco and India Goat Hnndbagi, fine quality, soft-nnlshed leathers: stylish shapes; In a numbor of new de signs. Fitted with purse and mir ror; some with Inside (g-f AQ metal frame coin pocket.. DJ.0 Velvet Handbngs, with the new shell frames: copies of the imported bags; newest shapes; wide tortoise shell frames; some wun or ace let Handle; 8MK lined. Hpe. clal at The New Leather Muff Parses, flat shape, with leather strap, con venient f6r carrying, with or with out muff; real seal or India goat leathers; silk lined. Regu- QQA 1m- $1.60 values iOC Leather Goods Dept. First Floor Main Aisle. 69c Flannelette Nightgowns for 50c Nowhore else in the city will you be able to find such an assort ment of styles and such excellent qualities for the same money make all the comparisons you like. Made of heavy, soft, fleecy grade of flannelette, in ten differont styles, including assorted stripes and plain white, with double yokes and neat, washable braid trimmings. With and without collars. Full cut and well mado garments in all sizes. New Lots of Dainty Gift Aprons at 25c & 50c Late arrivals ready for tomorrow's Christmas buyers. White Aprons, in round otfocts and dainty Tea Aprons of wl and dim ity with laces and embroideries, others In the practical styles of fine lawn with and without bibs. Tho best values In the city nt I5e and Mc. Ntutly boxed. Thlid Floor. .visit oun FtiiMitnE STonc, Acnoss th YrnEei; Woiiicii'h fltmgnlp.w. Aprons, of eNlr& qiilliy gingham; In Assort ed colors. Made in oin-bacli style; other Htyles or I'ercnle ' In open front Ml slzcb. lull tut and neatly nnlnhed. SOc vsl. uc. at 39c Christmas Ribbons Kor lCery Purpose 5 and 6 Inch Illbbons, Including Satins, Moires, and Beautiful Fancy HlbbonH. In Urcsdens and stripes; eomplcto color assortment; alio plenty of rlnlc and blue, an well as other wanted shades, for fancy work, hair bows, etc! Special val ue at 19c and 25c arrow Itlbboas, all widths and colors. Satin taffeta; extra quail- One-Inch width at Bo. 1-lnch width .at Se. Mil-Inch width at 10c. '.Milch wl.lth at 12ie. Ten-yard holts of Satin Illbhon, in all best light colors, alio red No. I nhltb nt I a ',. o. Hfa width at 13r. Vo. S width nt Mr. e. 3 width nt :. fllhbon Dept. First Kleor. VISIT Ol'R riRMTURE STORE, ACOOSS THE STRUCT. m i k is i ' 14 1 a o o IS II M a IS I a is - in m S IV 'd