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The attempt on the part of the man agement of the Los Angeles theater to furnish its patrons with lummer amuse ments at reduced prices has again met with discouragement. It was thought that a season ot six or eight weeks of light opera with a varied repertory, good costuming, good singers, good or chestra and an excellent director, would prove so strong an attraction that a fair pecuniary return might be expected, and at the same time that the theater patrons who so frequently complain of the lack of theatrical er.tertinmente might be pacified and satisfied. Man- ager Wyatt, although he lost a number of thousands of dollars in his attempt to furnish the public with English light opera years ago, appears to have thought that with the increase of population there might be an improved opportunity at the present time for a successful sea son. He accordingly encouraged the coming here of MissKatherlneMacNeill, who brought an organization which has been pronounced as thoroughly capable and efficient, containing principals who could sing well and a chorus attractive in appearance and thoroughly compe tent for its work. The result has been that, after three weeks of the hardest kind of work and the production of ten operas which have been sung and acted up to an average of excellence that would be creditable to any operatic com pany, there Is nothing but failure to record, and one is at a loss howl t.o ac count for the fickleness which seems to possess the popular mind. When De Wolf Hopper was here a few weeks ago people fell over one another in their anxiety to secure seats at twice and three times the prices charged for the Columbias, yet Mr. Hopper's show was no better than any of those which have been given here during the last three weeks, with the exception that he had KB. HACKETT AND MISS MANNERING IN "THE FIRST GENTLE MAN OF EUROPE" AT THE LOS ANGELES THEATEB more people in his chorus, and some scenery which he carried with him. The fact appears to be that the public allows itself to be influenced by an ex tensive and expensive system of adver tising which the big companies can af ford to indulge in. Starting with a me- j tropolitan production, which is even run at a loss in order to gain the eclat of an advertised success, the shrewd advance j agent and the enterprising business j manager succeed In creating a popular! demand and the dear public adopts the fad and pays big prices for an entertain ment that intrinsically is of small value. . The standard of popular tastesis today co low that any theatrical exhibition may be made to succeed provided it is •well advertised (md the business man agement is competently handled. But let a company come into town, relying solely upon the merits of its production, ar.d work never so hard, doing excellent work and furnishing good value for tho pri.es charged, the large majority of theater patrons will sniff scoffingly and deride the productions that have not ob tained the sea! of a New York or Bos ton approval. The treatment of the Columbia Opera company is not the oiv.y esse In point; as Otis Slcir.ncr nr;d his charming wife were recently the vic tims of the same want of appreciation. It Is little wonder that few of '.he com panies visiting San Francisco now care to come to Los Angeles. Its reputation has gone abroad .~.s or, illiberal patron of music <tnd the drama. Gome of the cl«vtre*t of advance agents have con fessed themselves puzzled, alter years of experience, as to what their prospects might be in this city, the patronage of the theater ond concert hall appearing to be governed entirely by fad and farcy. Managtis have therefore concluded to l>e safe, rathir than sorry, and have U: v number of instances cut Los Angeles from their lrst, thus avoiding a long and expensive journey with its attendant risk. Nat OoWwin, the Lilliputians and AT THE THEATRE other strong attractions which used tc play here have lately been in San Fran cisco and have departed thence without giving a thought to the metropolis of Southern California other than one of indifference and contempt. In the course of the present week Dan iel Frohman's Lyceum Theater com pany is to play a short engagement at ! the Loe Angeles theater. This company ; has always done well in Los Angeles and it is to be supposed that Mr. Frohman has therefore concluded to take his chances on another engagement. It la to be hoped that the patrons of the the ater will recognize the importance of making a little more active effort than usual on this occasion, as upon the suc cess of this engagement may depend the policy whioh will govern the send ing of any further important attractions to this city for a long time to Come. Cer tainly If Los Angeles desires to be rec ognized as an important center of cul ture, it will have to make a better show ing in the future in its patronage of musical, literary and dramatic events. +- f + Frederick Warde writes that he is busy in preparing for the production of his new play, "Iskander," which will take place in Philadelphia September 9th. The drama is founded on Disraeli's story, "The Rise of Iskander," and the work of dramatization has been done by a Chicago Journalist, B. S. Eaton, who has turned out a good piece of literary work which will probably score a dis tinguished success. The piece is of a stirring military character, with a strong romantic element, of which Mr. Warde may be trusted to make the best use. Mr. Warde declares his intention of confining himself to the presentation of romantic plays during hi* next sea son. The number of competent actors in that line is certainly very limited and there is ample room for all that are likely to arrive. In the meantime Shakespearean tragedy is waiting the coming of another Booth, and the av erage actor's acquaintance with blank verse is getting more distant every day. G. A. DOBINSON. Green Boom Gossip "Captain Cook," a new comic opera, 1 will be produced in the Madison Square j Garden on the 12th of July. I Mrs. John Wood will be a central fig ure in the new autumn melodrama at j Drury Lane theater, Loudon, j "A Summer's Day," is the name of H. jO. Esmond's new piay, which will be j produced in London, by Charles Hahey lin the autumn. "Madame Sans Gene" has proved so successful at the London Lyceum that it will probably be revived thereat the beginning of next season. Henry Jewett denies that he Is to ap pear with Miss Mather at Wallack's theater next season. He will appear with Miss Davenport in a new play to be pie- I sen ted in Boston October 18. Oiga Nethersole wil! «ue the Froh ' mans because they have not given her a London season. She was given the sal ary for the eight weeks specified In her contract, but her artistic blood is up and she has appealed to the courts. William E. De Verna and Benjamin ' Cohen's big production, "Nature," will be produced August 30 at the Academy of Music. It will be the first production in New York in nearly twenty years. It will cost $125,000 to hoist the curtain on the first bight. "Nature" has been five years brooding, but brooding to some i purpose. There are 300 people engaged. Personal Julia Arthur will present next season rlobert Buchanan's "A Nine Days' Queen," In addition to Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Lady of Quali ty." David Eelasco has completed a three act farce, to be presented next season aftw Francis Powers' one-act play, "The First 30m," which Mr. Belasco has secured. Dlgby Bell and Laura Joyce Bell will reopen In "The Hoosier Doctor" at Chi cago on August 22. proceeding thence to California, with a run at the Boston Mu seum in view later. Charlotte Behrens, leading woman ol Robert B. Mantell's company, is said i > be an expert oarswoman. She spend? much time on the water at Shipper. Point, near Stamford, Conn. Frank Daniels will be seen next sea son in a new comic opera, "The Idol's Eye," by Harry B. Smith and Victor Herbert, under the management of Kirk La Shelle, who will also send out again "The Wiaard of the Nile." Among the Dramatists (Dramatic Mirror) Henry Guy Carleton has contracted to write a new play for James J. Corbett. Theodore Kremer has sold to Charles Dickson the rights to his new musical comedy, "Tho Prince and the Prima Donna." Francois Coppee, the author of "For the Crown," which was successful in Paris and a failure here, has undergone a second dangerous operation. His re covery seems to be assured. B. B. Valentine has dramatized D Higbie's novel, "In God's Country." The play will be called "A Kentucky Ro mance, or a Love Story of the South," and will be produced in October by Max Blelman. Anita Vivantl Chartres has Written a new comedy, "That Man," which A. M. Palmer may produce next season. "The Hunt for Happiness," also by Mrs. Chartres, has been accepted for London by Mrs. Beerbohm Tree. Henri Meilhac, the genial author of "Ma Cousine" and the life-long colla borateur of Ludovic Halevy, has safely passed through the dangerous phases of a stroke of apoplexy, which a few weeks ago caused his life to be despaired of by his friends. Frank Smithson, who directed the . New York production of "The Girl from ! Paris," has written In collaboration with i Sam H. Peck, a new farcical musical i comedy,"The Queen of Bohemia," which i probably will soon be presented by a < prominent manager. 1 Barnato as an Actor The late Barney Barnato had strong histrionic inclinations, according to a : London paper. He played Mathias in "The Bells" in South Africa, after hav ing seen the performance of Henry Irv ing. In describing his dramatic effort Mr. Barnato said: "It was like this: I ' came one night and saw Irving and was so struck with his great performance that I made up my mind to have a try at it. I played it forty times, and show ed myself to be a d—d bad actor." Announcements LOS ANGELES THEATER. —(Ad- vance Announcement.) Daniel Froh man's Lyceum Theater Stock company comes to the Los Angeles theater this ; week for an engagement limited to four nights and a Saturday matinee. This popular company has among its mem bers James K. Hackett, Mary Manner ing, Charles Walcot, Edward Morgan, William Courtleigh, Joseph Wheelock, Jr., Frank R. Mills, John Findlay, Geo. W. Middleton, R. J. Dustan, Mrs. Charles Walcot, Mrs. Thomas Whiffen, Maude Odell, Elizabeth Tyree, Grace Root, and others. The play to be presented by them as the opening bill of their en gagement is "The Prisoner of Zenda," Edward Rose's dramatization of An thony Hope's novel of that name. It is a grand story, In which love and self-sacrifice play an important part. Love appears as the tempter, but the strength of mind of the characters in this thrilling drama is too great even for love. The story Is as follows: Rudolf Ras sendyll, an Englishman of easy-going temper, apparently unambitious and la zy, conceives the idea of visiting Rurl tanta, a kingdom where his ancestors were born, and where his cousin was about to be crowned King Rudolf V. He meets the king in the forest of Zen da. accompanied by his two faithful friends. The latter are nearly fright ened out of their wits by the striking resemblance between Rassendyll and the king. Later on, during the bout, the king drinks wine that was drugged by his half-cousin, Black Michael,and can not attend the coronation on the follow ing day. Rassendyll is substituted for the king and is crowned in his place. Meanwhile Prince Michael discovers, through Antionette de Maupan, who Is !n love with him, and becomes his will ing catspaw, the deception that has been practiced, and proceeds to the for est of Zenda, finds the real king still in a state of intoxication, and keeps him a prisoner. His purpose now is to kill Rassendyll first and the king afterwards. In order to keep the king's throne warm for him, Rassendyll is compelled to con tinue the deception and soon develops from a careless do-nothing into a man of spirit, energy and nobility—a genuine king. After many exciting incidents, which follow each other with great ra pidity, Rassendyll falls in love with Princess Flavia and she with him; but even that tender passion, which he tells her is as deep and lasting as eternity, does not tempt him to allow the king to die in the clutches of Michael, while he, the usurper, enjoys the crown. And she, the noble Flavia, after all is over, allows her lover to depart because she avowed her allegiance to Rudolf, the real king. The scene closes with one of the most tender and pathetic, yet natu ral, passages of love ever witnessed. "The Prisoner of Zenda" will be given the same staging in this city as during its long run in New York, Chicago and other cities. Each of the four acts will be put on with special scenery, costumes and effects. It will be seen here on Wednesday evening and Saturday mat inee. THE BURBANK. —The recent fire at this popular place of amusemc-nt, al though disastrons, will be productive of bensflts to the patrons of the house. Night and day workmen have been em ployed in correcting the earlier defects which time had shown, and when the Burbank reopens It will be one of the coziest and most compieito places of amusement on the coast. In the old house the acoustics were bad, the bal cony too low and the proscenium arch too shallow. This has all been changed, the balcony raised, and a large numftr of folding seats added. The proscenium arch has been deepened ar.d made high er and the boxes and loges have been i remodeled. A beautiful drop curtain io rapidly assuming a finished condition and will surpass any previous painting of the kind seen at the Burbank. The scenic artists are filling the stage with the latest imporved scenery and proper ties, so that the largest and most com plete shows can be handled with ease upon the largest stage in Southern Ca.l* ifornU. The electric equipment will in clude the latest combinations in lights, colors and effects. Every possible has** LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1897 is being made, so that the regular sea son can be opened on Monday, August 9. Manager Pearson, who Is in 'the east, writes that a splendid company has been .-ecured for the opening dates —a com pany which has never before played un der the regular dollar prices, but on account of a satisfactory guarantee has consented to open the season at the Burbank. ■♦- ♦ ♦ ORPHEUM. — (Advance Announce ment.) There will be almost a complete change of bill at the Orpheum tomorrow night, and such a variety and class of talent that shall please the most exact ing. All the regular patrons will remember Caron and Herbert, the greatest comedy acrobats In the world, who made such a pronounced hit here two years ago. There was hardly room for improve ment then, but new- fun and novel acro batic acts make them doubly welcome. Caron is a son of that famous French clown, Caron, who for so many years amused the Parisians at the Circo Nu evo. Eckert and Berg, operatic stars, al ready well and favorably known to Los Angeles theater goers in opera, appear in an operatic sketch entitled "Master and Pupil." Frey and Fields, of a dif ferent order of talent, are equally great in their line, and their comedy sketch, "A Tramp's Reception," Is one of the funniest creations seen here. Miss Field's dancing Is an exceptional feature of the act. Not unmindful of the wishes of some of its most musical patrons, the management will introduce Mr. Charles Whyte, the eminent Australian basso, who has made such a success the last two weeks in San Francisco, where he made his debut before an American audience. Mr. Alex Heindl, the talented young cello soloist, who has been so warmly received, will remain a week longer. He is very proud of his cello, which is a genuine Nicholas Amath dated 1623. He has been offered $5000 for the Instrument, which has the grandest of tone, but no such amount could Induce him to pant with it. Can field and Carleton, the sweetest singing comedy bill in vaudeville, will repeat their success of last week. The McKees have a farce entitled, "Show Life Ex posed." Specialties in black and white face are introduced, and the fun Is fast and furious. Matinees tcday.Wed nesday and Saturday. Henry E. Krehbiel, the well known New York critic, says in the Tribune of that city: "It would scarcely be exag geration to say that the most-significant achievement of the meeting of the Music Teachers' National association, held here last week, was that which marked its closing moments in the Woman's sa lon. The influence upon musical culture of a federation of the. women's musical clubs of the country is likely to be sig nificant and enduring. The projected federation has primarily an extremely practical purpose. It aims to help its members in the matter of the engage ment of artists. In many places these women's clubs are the principal local purveyors of high-class music. Not only do. they provide their own members with opportunities to" hear the better class of artists, but they also manage public con certs. "Now the best of the clubs lay out a course at the opening of the season and, aim to make their doings serve a general end. To this end private concerts, pri vate study and the papers prepared and read by members have been directed. A federation of the clubs might easily be made to serve their serious aims by directing their entertainments for which outside help is invoked into a common channel. For instance, if pianoforte music Is studying by all the clubs, one or more of the traveling virtuosi might be persuaded to arrange a program de signed to illustrate the growth of the music which has been composed for the pianoforte and its precursors. So, too, with chamber music, artistic song, folk song, the operatic aria, etc. "This is the aesthetic and educational side of the question; the financial, which' seems largely to have instigated the new movement for federation, Is also an im portant matter. If the clubs are suffi cient in number to guarantee artists of the kind they need a profitable tour through the country, it ought to be easy for a representative of the confederation to make a contract for the clubs direct, and thus save not only money, but also the imposition which unscrupulous agents have practiced upon them in the past. "Mrs. Theodore Thomas was chairman of the convention, whose purposes were explained to be (1) to show the actual standard of musical culture among the best class of American women in all parts of the country, and the character and quality of the educational work in music doing by women's amateur mu sical clubs; (2) to stimulate the forma tion of such clubs in places where they did not then exist, ar.d to improve the work of those already organized by giv ing them an opportunity to measure themselves with each other: (3) to give a national recognition to this depart ment of woman's educational work. A committee has been appointed to obtain the sense of all the clubs on the subject, and submit a plan for a future conven tion." Why should not the Treble Clef, the Monday Musical and others of our local clubs take steps toward jolning.this' fed eration, that they, too, may et>\oy the benefits outlined above? A word to the wise is sufficient. Stray Chords 'Mme. Nansen.wife of the distinguished explorer, will make her debut in London as a vocalist in the near future. "Der Hochstapler" (The High-Flylng Scoundrel), a new comic opera, recently had its first production in Leipsic. Mr. Clarence Eddy of Chicago gave an Interesting and highly appreciated organ recital In ithe Trocadero, Paris, June 15th. Mme. Helen Hopekirk will be added to the pianoforte and composition depart ment of the New England Conservatory of Music. Funds are being raised for statues to Donizetti at Bergamo, Wagner In Munich, Mozart at Prague, and —Mas- cagni at Aneona. A recent acquisition to the musical profession is Mme. Bergliot Ibsen, daughter-in-law of the dramatist Ibsen, who recently made her debut in Chris tiania. Budapest, one of the most musical cities in Europe, besides the usual oper atic and concert institutes, supports as, many as 120 gypsy bands, thirty-two military bands, and twenty-one orches KEY AND BOW tras of female players. Altogether about 2000 persons make & living in connection with these bands. It is said that Calve will originate the title role In Massenet's "Sappho" next season. The opera is founded on Dau det's novel of that name. Mme. Emma Eames Is still adding to her Wagnerian repertory, and after the present season, in addition to Elsa in "Lohengrin," she will sing In the orig inal language the parts of Eva, Eliza beth and Slegllnde. Nothing succeeds like success. Since the remarkable success a year or so ago of Klenzi's "Evangelimann," in Vi enna, this opera has been produced in one hundred different cities. London win be the one hundred and first city to hear it. Madame Pattl has resolved to return to London after the Jubilee festivities to give another concert at the Albert Hall, in place of that at which she w#s unable through Indisposition to appear. The concert is fixed for the evening of Tues day, the 29th. Paderewski smiled as the struck the closing chord of a brilliant scherzo by Handel. "Oh, dear, no," he said. "This speed is simply nothing. You ought to see me when I'm out on my bike and run into a tree, sail over the handle bars! Mm-m-m!" —London Morning. Builders are busily at work on the Opera Comique in Paris, and it is ex pected that the new house will be ready to be opened in the autumn. The theater will be more comfortable than its pre decessors, and the spectators will have a good view of the stage from all the seats. Fire-proof material is being used throughout, and the laws of 1888 in re gard to theater-building are being rigid ly enforced, all the more in view of the recent Parisian catastrophe. The death is announced, at Lemberg, of the eminent pianist Charles Mlkuli, at the age of 76. He was, perhaps, the last surviving pupil of Chopin, and while his own compositions are mere imitations of his master's, he has done the world a useful service by correcting many errors in the printed works of Chopin by means of numerous autograph notes and per sonal remarks of his master. In 1868 Mikuli accepted the post ot director of the Lemberg Conservatory.which he has held ever since. Few of the social functions of the same kind in American cities are as elaborate as the muslcales given in London. At one London house last month, Calve, Eames-, Planson, Van Dyke, Hollman and Wollf appeared, and Melba and Pad erewski have already been the en tertainers at several houses. The Amer ican musicale that boasted the services of one of these performers would be re garded as very fine. Such groups are never heard together here outside of a performance in the Metropolitan, in New York. —S. F. Argonaut. Few- American singers have enjoyed such a remarkable career as Marie Bar na. She studied In Europe only a few years, and last winter sang in some of the most Important theaters in Italy, j One of her greatest roles was that of Mini! in Puccini's "La Boheme," which I she sang in Barcelona seventeen times. She received some very flattering let ters, both from the composer himself and - the publishers, Messrs. Ricordi. After Mr. Wolfsohn heard her he made a con- 1 tract with her for a number of years, ' and perfected the engagement with the Damrosch-Ellis Opera company. Mme. " Barna will appear in such roles as Aida, Valentine, Elisabeth, Elsa, Ortrud and the Brunnhildes, in "Siegfried and Got terdammerung." After Innumerable sensational reports about Rosenthal's marriage had been circulated In the European and Ameri can press the artist published the fol- , lowing letter in a Vienna morning pa per: "Quite surprised regarding my 1 matrimonial engagement with the or- : phan of a millionaire, I beg to- refute this i fairy tale, which was the product of the I mind of a demented California reporter, ' of which I was informed after my arrival - in Europe. Allow me to express my pri vate opinion, that the parents of my 'millionaire's orphan' died—childless. ' As far as I am concerned I shall return to my first love —the piano—and hope that our mutual affection, interrupted by an Involuntary six months' separa tion, has grown even stronger and more sincere." The oldest music publishing house in the world, Breitkopf & Hartel of Lelp sic, has added another monument of en terprise to its already large list. It is the now completed publication in forty stout volumes of the complete works of Schubert. Among the 1014 numbers in these forty volumes there are many hith erto unprinted pieces, including 135 songs for one voice. Brahms and other mu sical scholars supervised this new edi tion. Lovers of music will And in this collection many unknown treasures, just as good and as new as if they had been composed yesterday. There are many weak things in Schubert's works; he wrote over a thousand compositions in, | about sixteen years, and he often wrote hastily, and nearly always without re vision; yet even in his weakest pieces there is a spark of genius on every page, and his poorest things are better than the best of many popular composers of our day. London has had a chance to hear Rich-., ard Strauss' new symphonic poem, "Thus Spake Zarathustra," before New York, but did not go wild over the per formance of it. One of the critics says that "aB the work, which is divided into numerous sections, each bearing its own title, has no fewer than fourteen differ ent themes, and the score is one of the most complicated in the whole repertory of music, it would obviously be absurd I to venture on an opinion of it after one hearing. That some of the music in this long forty-minutes piece is unlovely may be granted. Strauss probably in tended it to be so. That the finale is quite unique is also true enough. Like the book of Nietzsche, on which it is based, the music has no real ending, the sudden breaking off indicating the Eter nally Unanswered Question. But al though there is a good deal of nonsense in the labeling of the themes, the extra ordinary ability which the composer has shown as a master of orchestral scoring Is beyond doubt.' Verdi, the composer, finds his greatest happiness in rural life and occupations. Upon his recent birthday—his eighty . third —he was to be seen at the weekly market at Placenza at 5 in the morning with some sheep he wanted to sell. He ' bought a cow and some vegetables, and spent his day among the farmers and small tradesmen, and in the evening in vited them all to supper with him in the I local tavern. He has lately asked per . mission to erect two tombs in the gar . den of his villa of St. Agatha, one for himself and one for his wife. It was after a visit to the authorities of Placenza, for , which he had to rise at 4:30 In the morn ing, that he said in the evening: "Per I Bacco! I feel a little tired! Ha! I'm i beginning to get old!" Not. long ago, also, he assisted at a performance given AMUSEMENTS Los Angeles Society Vaudeville Theater Me Adults any part of the house 280 Tljatinee Ooday lw a :^\.z:z:::::^ o.i , . on > (T , to 111 NEW—I2-Hlgh-Class Artists-12—NEW U/eok commencing ///anday, Jfu/y 111 A Daiiling Array of VaudevllleGems Caron and Jfcerbert J'ret/ and fields The World's Greatest Comedy Acrobats The Refined Siretch Artists Cc/cort and <fflert7 fflfr. Chas. Ilfhi/te The Operatic Stars The Great Australian Basso Alex Jfoindi J Canfield and Carleton America's Most Popular' Cellist. | The Sweetest Singers in Vaudeville. Andy— Unrivaled Comedy Sketch Artists. Prices never changing—Evening Reserved Seats, 26c and 60c; Gallery, 10c. Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447 /*os Angeles "Uheater m 0 C M. WOOD. Lessee. H. C. WTATT. Manager Engagement jCimited to 4 7/ights and Saturday TTfatinee JULY 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, /» >9-. . p. > /* daniel frohmans JLyceum uheater otock Lo. From the Lyceum Theater, N. V., headed by JAMES K. HACKETT and MARY MANNERING, presenting the Latest Lyceum Theater Successes. Wednesday Evening and Saturday Matinee I Thursday and Saturday Evenings '■THE PRISONER OF ZEN'DA" | THE MAYFLOWER, by the author of "Rosemary' Friday Evening, THE FIRST GENTLEMAN OF EUROPE, by the author of Little Lord Faunt leroy. Seats now on sale. Prices—sl.so, SI 00, 7jc, 50c, 250. Tel, Main 7u. _____ £anta *Wo JSouie Announcements Jfite Shape Vrack Excursion, roLY 17th • 24th m Tickets good two days. Round trip J2.75. Train leaves 7 ;16 a.m., returning 6:00 p.m. Two hours atop at Redlands and Riverside. Celebrated 7th Sftegr/ment S3 and WILL co I NCERTs ! _vaRi SATURDAY AND fT> , .' tTf . 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The most curlouß sight in the State. All styles of Tips, Capes and Boas at producer's prices, 'terminal R. K. and Pasadena electric cars stop at gate. OJienna SSuffet ' m and Hi court street " PAUL KERKOW, Proprietor Free, Refined Entertainments. Classical Musio Every Evening. Austrian-Hungarian Kitchen and Fine Cuisine All Day. 'o6Crescent Bicycle 3; ... For Rent .. '1 634 south brqadway in his honor at a theater in Geneva. He is now slightly deaf, but he said he heard quite well by holding his hands to his ears, and enjoyed the music Immensely. On leaving, he said: "Thank you for the treat you have given me. Good fortune to you for the future." Herr Dippel, the leading tenor of the Vienna Opera, and who is well known in New York, where he made his debut, has been added to the forces of the opera in London, where the season is largely Wagnerian. "Lohengrin," "Tristan," and"Die Walkure" have no w been given, and in each case the critics agreed that the performance was the best ever heard In that city. London muslc-lover3 are now wondering why Anton Seldl was not brought over from New York before to show them how Wagner should be In terpreted. The climax will be reached with "Siegfrild." The London critics are more conservative regarding Seidl's prowess, but they all agree that there has not been such all-around excellent conducting at the opera for years. Verdi persists In Ignoring the compos ers of the "young Italian school" in a rather pointed way. Leoncavallo re marked that Verdi 'refused, to take any notice of his young colleagues, although they were all anxiously fishing for a word of praise from him. Not long ago Mascagni undertook to introduce him self to Verdi on the steps of the Hotel Milan and whisper to him, "I am Mas cagni; my 'Ratcliff' will have its first performance tonight. I should be happy, master, if you could attend the per formance." And Verdi replied, ungra ciously, "No, I cannot do that, for if I went I should be asked to give my opin ion tomorrow, and then I really should not know how to answer." Neverthe less, he attended the performance in the background of one of the boxes, "invis ible like a god in the clouds." On an other occasion, when the Milan exhibi tion was to be opened with a symphonic work by Leoncavallo, Verdi begged per mission to attend the last rehearsal. It was, of course, granted most promptly, but the attendants ruffled his temper by their officious offerings of easy chairs— a subject on which Verdi is very sen sitive, as octogenarians are apt to be. "What is it you want?" he exclaimed. "It isn't as bad as that. Are you in a hurry to bury me?" After the rehearsal Verdi beckoned to an intimate friend of Leoncavallo, who expected to be made the bearer of a pleasant little compli ment. But Verdi simply aßked him, "Which of these men is Leoncavallo?" "The one with te light overcoat, next to the conductor," was the answer. "In deed!" said Verdi, and that was all he said. He fixed the young composer a moment with hte sharp eyes, faced about, and left the hall. New York's Get Together Club Of the many curious clubs which ex ist in eNw York, without any reference to the Raines law, one of the most pecu liar is the Get Together club. Other clubs there are that have no officers and no set time of meeting, but this club may be said to have no r gular membership, no local habitation, and, in fact, nothing but a name. Yet It "gets together" from fifty to a hundred men every time the spirit moves it to meet, who eat and drink and are merry, and talk to one another about subjects in which all are interested, and those men represent a wider diversity of class, occupation and condition than can be found in any other club in Ntv York. Theclub began some months ago. « lien the working rep resentatives of various charitable and philantropic organizations gathered and dined together. A repetition of the din ner was suggested, and soma one ob served that it would be a good idea to In vite some of the men who were intimately associated with theclassof people among whom the organizations do their work. Several men conspicuous in labor organ izations were asked to the next dinner, and they came. Next time they brought others, each man. paying for his own plate at the dinner. In the general con versation the necessity of a closer under standing between the classes of people which the philanthropic organizations strive to bring together was a promnent topic of conversation, and the phrase "get together" kept cropping up, until one of those present dubbed the gather ing the Get Together club, a name which st uck. An organization was decided upon. No officers were elected, no place or data of meeting was determined upon, and.no dues were collected. Each person whom the commute of direction invited to any of the dinners became a member. Five minute talks were a feature of one of the gatherings, and because every man was told positively that he couldn't go beyond his five minutes, the talks were crisp and compact. At subsequent dinners ther-j were longer talks on social 1 questions, and the "Get Togethers" have become so popular that it now takes a good sized banquet room to hold them. One sees at these gatherings, sitting side be side, bankers and Wall street men, moulders, tin workers, lawyers, brick layers, ministers, plumbers and theo logical students, arrayed In whatever manner best pleases them, but it was re marked at the last dinner that the rep resentatives of manual labor were more formal in their dress than the others. The specific object of the club—it is the only specific thing about it—ls to "get together" busy and practical men who stand for things done in New York.— New York Sun.. Her Majesty's Dainty Lingerie It has frequently been asserted that the queen is disinclined to spend much upon her dress, but this is not so. She is rather lavish than otherwise mi order ing new clothes, albeit fashioned in a bygone mode. Black silks and brocades of an exquisite quality are specially woven for her, and one weaver who has made her black silk stockings for many years is told off to do nothing else. AH her hose is fine as gossamer, and can be drawn through a ring. With regard to footgear, the sovereign still prefers the old-fashioned "prunella," and black satin slippers, and faithfully adheres to elastic-side bootß. The queen is seldom •seen without a pocket handkerchief, daintily held between her ring-covered fingers, handkerchiefs which are mar vels of cobweb-like cambric and old lace. —London Figaro. Governor Mount, ot Indiana, the "far mer governor," who was recently black balled by the Indianapolis Literary so ciety, has been elected a member of the Western Association of Writers.