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A HUMAN BEING MUCH INTEREST IN WIZARD OF THE VIOLIN Characteristic* of Him at a Teacher. Frlghtem Mualo Into Hit Pupils. Other Oddities of Hit Methods Arthur Hnrfmnnn, tlio wlznrri of th<> violin, whose Initial npponrnnee In Los Angola* lfiKt. work win so miccenaful that his return hns been arranged, Is a moat Interesting personality. Un« llkfl moat foreign artists he speaks K nßilfth fluently and In quite at homo it> United States Idiom*. Mo Is a rath or small man, but his muscular do vHnpment Is wonderful, dully In his nrms. Ilnrtmnnn pinyn this doesn't come merely from playing, but thnt ho I " a physical culturllt all the time, ills favorite diversion Is walking, anil his most liked Jaunt when at homo In Mer lin Is a stroll to Potsdam, which Is only eighteen miles! But It If) as a teacher that Hartmann hag attracted moat attention at home; his methods are bo different from tho ordinary. Thin Is not due to eccentri city, but to knowledge that oddity will impress his pupils where usual ways will not. AA A Budapest paper recently published' a four-column appreciation of Arthur Hnrtmann, written by one of his ur- t lßtlc pupils. The description Is j ex ceptionally Interesting and some ox tracts from it are given herewith, In translation: His Methods "Ho forgets himself completely dur ing a lesson and the less talented Vie pupil and the more responsive, the greater are Hartmann's exertions to nrouse the dull-witted one mentally and to quicken the lethargic intelli gence Into making at least an attempt at accomplishing what the musical faculties Roem unable to nchleve. A stranger, coming suddenly upon Hartmann at some of these moments, would undoubtedly Imagine that he had ventured into the presence of an escaped lunatic. On the spur of the. moment Hartnmnn Invents operatic or dramatic scenes to illustrate various moods which he wishes certain pass ages to suggest "to the-pupll. When he finds that his mere words effect no result he stalks up and down the room, tears a colored Buffalo rug from the divan, grasps a long Norwegian dag ger which serves as an ornament on his writing desk, rolls his eyes and then and there enacts in pantomime the drama he has been describing, Ringing the tenor role In falsetto, plead ing In soprano as the girl, threatening in a guttural basso as the villain and oft times frightening a female pupil to such an extent that when she re sumes her performance her emotions are all a-tlngle and her tone Is rich with a certain vibrancy that had never been there before. Then it is that Hartman throws off the Buffalo rug, listens intently and cries out: v v " 'There it — that's the quality: that's what I want. You've got It In you, you see, but It must be brought out. I won't do this scene again for you, but whenever you play that pass age in public think how realistically I acted and how frightened you were.' "Of course, it must not be supposed that Hnrtmann always tries to frighten music Into his pupils, for he fits his tactics to each particular case. Makes Them Real "Sometimes ho finds that a pupil's emotional temperament overbalances his Intellectual capacity. In that event he forces him to" read, gives him a certain work on philosophy or a book of essays to study for the next lesson, and Insists on tho pupil discussing with him, arguing, analyzing and crit icising. At first some of the young vio linists rebel at . this sort of Instruc tion and cannot possibly conceive what it • has to do with bowing or double stopping on the violin. However, they soon get Interested in the new subject nnd gradually understand its applica tion as Hartmann draws the analogies between music and literature, leads over to the domain of esthetics, ex plains the wellsprings of all artistic creation, drifts Into musical history nnd finally brings the talk to and end with some special deduction that leads teacher and listener at the very work which is being studied. "He has humor, too. On one occa sion a pupil was playing the Salnt- Raens concerto In B minor. She had just finished the opening phrase when Hartmann Interrupted her and said: •Good heavens, play that as if it meant something. The girl tried again, but made the snatch of melody sound even more commonplace than before. Hart mann grasped the fiddle and imitated her. 'That phrase Is all important in the concerto, but 'you know what it Rounds like when you play It? Like this,' and then Hartmann sang the words, 'Do you like cheese?' "Tho effect was irresistibly humorous, of course, and the pupil at once re alized the point Hartmann was trying to make. ) Tells Her to Eat "On one occasion he noticed that a young girl was looking pale, as if from overwork. 'For th« next month you must eat more than you practice" he said to her, arid at each lesson there after she had to tell him exactly how much she had eaten and how long she had practiced. He made an unim aginative youth from Nebraska read Pumas, Poo and Walter Scott until the boy developed a mania for romantic literature, and incidentally acquired the bold style and free delivery which Hartmann had found , Impossible to teach him by rule or example. He went with some of his pupils to the art galleries and lectured to them on the technic and fantasy of the masters: others he took to the opera and made them follow the vocal score and mark with a pencil the phrasing, breathing pauses and natural accents with which the great singers delivered cantabile melodies. . '■ " 'You play as though your fiddle were made of glass and your bow of iron," Hartmann told one pupil: 'don't play with your instrument, play on it. lt won't ; break.' 'When-*ou are tired, don't expect your violin to be fresh,' was another of his aphorisms. "Once he caught ari boy suddenly ii round the < neck with one hand. The lad coughed 1 and choked. " 'Precisely,' explained ; Hartmann; 'That's the way you are squeezing the neck of your fiddle.' . . "To a pupil who dragged the tempo of Huch's Chaconne: 'That sounds like , a train which-. is about to atop but doesn't / .--and < keeps <-, moving slowly enough to get the passengers nervous.' The pupil : quickened the tempo : and never. again fell. into the same error. . "In playing a solo HartmannVart Is as Instinct-, with: humanity an hi, ARTHUR HARTMANN teaching. Tie plays Bach as well an ho docs Wlenliiwsky, and Mozart as well an he does Tschnlknwnky. "Ills pupils Idolize him. Ho is one of the elect In the small musical court that rules the tone world by right divine." MAYOR'S BROTHER BECOMES PASTOR INSTALLED AS HEAD OF KNOX CHURCH Dr. W. S. Young Resigns to Take Man. agement of Hollenbeck Home, and Preaches His Fare. well Sermon Statable* la the ovonts of the Knox Presbyterian church on Thirtieth ■tiMl near Grand nvenue was the fare well sermon preached by Rev. Dr. W. S. Young, who resigned the pastorate, and the installation of Rev. E. J. Harper, brother of tho mayor, as the new pas tor, yesterday. Rev. Dr. Young organized the church ten years ago and he and his devoted wife have been instrumental in bringing it up to a high standard of religious fellowship and financial achievements. Dr. Younp has accepted the position of tho nuinaßi-incnt of tho Hollenbeck home. At the morning services Rev. Dr. Young preached his farewell sermon to a large congregation, taking tho same text from which ho preached at the beginning of his work ten years ago. The words of the text are: "Fear not, little flock, for It Is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:32. He said in part: "Today we erect no memorial stone. The memorials of this work are in lives helped, characters strengthened and souls saved. Such things are the evidences of God's work. "In accordance with the time of our text ChrlHf had been preaching one year with success and then opposition was developing. The disciples felt if so much success, why not more? Men are ever impatient of God's apparent indifference to the time element in his plans and the means seem Inadequate to the end sought. We think that great means are necessary for great ends. God does not think differently, but his and our ideas of what Is great differ sometimes. He walls the ocean with grains of sand and lifts billions of tons of water by the leverage of the sun's rays. He sends Moses with a rod and Klisha with a handful of salt and the Savior of the world as a babe in the manger. The text tells us these facts: "First, God is sovereign. The little flock of his disciples seem smaller and feebler when compared to the great world kingdoms around them. It was not strange that the disciples should thus think. We only know differently after centuries of Christian training. Sovereignty does not mean arbitrari ness, but it means as the king is father, so all his love, care and favor are for his child. "Second, he has a kingdom. This Is the same kingdom that is so often re ferred to as to be sought first and Is compared to a goodly treasure. "To be a citizen of Britain, France or the United Staets is great, but to be a citizen of the Lord's heavonly kingdom is the greatest of all. "The third fact is, God gives this kingdom to his little flock. It is a llt the flock, not a feeble one. We do not win or merit It. He gives it to us. "This is true of individual experi ence. We are saved not by prayer, tears, groans and toils, but by accept ing God's gifts. This is all that we can do. "By grace we are saved through faith. It is the gift of God. So with the church as a whole. So we attain to the heights of Christian experience by his grace to us and by his Holy Spirit. We use his means and it is ordained that we live, but the means of life are by eating and drinking. So Christian work goes forward but by the use' of tho means he has given." In the afternoon an impressive ser vice was held In the installation of Rev. Mr. Harper to the pastorate of the church. Rev. D. McCunn, moderator of the presbytery, presided. Other clergymen seated on the platform were Revs. Hugh K. Walker, H. A. Newell, W. H. Young and J. D. Habbick. The service opened by choir and con gregational singing, followed by prayer by Rev. J. B. Habbick. Rev. H. A. Newell, pastor of the Hollywood Pres hytcrlun church, read a passage of Scripture, which was followed by the Hinging of a solo by William Kirk, Jr. Hey. Hugh K. Walker, pastor of the Immanuel Presbyterian church, preach ed tho installation sermon. He com pared some of the ancient ehurchos with those of tho present day. His ideas were strongly antagonistic to cathedral churches and too much ritualistic work instead of preaching the gospel. He conveyed the point that the greatest work of God was con ducted in the humble attitude of Chris tian fellowship In much less preten tious buildings than the cathedrals, and yet placed large responsibility in the personnel of the ministers with the help of the press and other agencies. Rev. Mr. McCunn, the moderator. In stalled the pastor with a few well chosen words, following which Rev. H. A. Newell and Rev. W. 8. Young de llvered the charges to the pastor and the congregation respectively. . Dr. Young organized the church ten years ago with forty members, nine of whom are still in the church. There have been 836 members received into the church, ninety-nine. by confession at . faith. The present membership is 1 ,., Thirteen members # have dle,d dur ing , the church' history, •To benevo lences has been' given $3556 and for Its own support $14,044. The church prop erty is. valued at »15,000.> • LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNTNG. JANUARY 14, 1907. To introduce these goods I C« A/ ,: a | A««.™,i^™<W Out of city customers — special Announcement please write for our in a hurry we sacrifice We are proud t0 anno unce the arrival of our first elegant this first carload carload of ARTS and CRAFTS FURNITURE Mission Catalogue mis nrst canoact from the Ontario shop _ quali t goo that we can ... . . &**** recommend. We are exclusive selling agents. 1L win JJfc? s>e"t gr^us. Lest you forget we state ymjnxKmaamm^v^vao^ e,mm^oßtnTUßß Our elegant and extensive we carry a superb line of \~2ZZZS}± * | — T I -cJL*ll l^4" Tffc I line of Carpets and 3||§H^^^^ffi^^Hi Draper JLvIISS feJljlii SI vUral!l£^39nffi^^.^^^r^Mi^ : Demands your attention. 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This is your chance Jmi%»«^^l L- ■ 1 ML^^Sl^^- I —DON'T LET IT PASS. | ftTtZlllffl I | S^MIl ' THE HOUSE OF QUALITY 11 »■*" -^4j I o** I 652 South Broadway, at Seventh Street [ aB^ ■ HARD QUESTIONS BEFORE COUNCIL TODAY'S SESSION FULL OF INTEREST Finance Committee Is Already Consid ering Deficit, but See Way Clear if Departments Are Economical Today's session of the city council— the second of the new body— be a lengthy one because of the expected debate over the report of the finance committee. The committee has for a week been studying the finances of Los Angeles and has about come to the conclusion that the - deficit is not as largo as expected. There is a de ficit In the storm drain fund, but with close economy and adherence by de partment heads to appropriations it is thought the fiscal year can be man aged fairly well. The . increased taxation duo to the growing city gives additional funds, but not as much as could be used for lmmediate municipal wants. lt is believed by members that the council's finance committee can get along without the ■ services of former. Deputy E. Bostwick, who coached the previous council through financial labyrinths, and his $250 a month snap may be cut off today. As secretary his work embraces about four hours per week. Consider Annexation The city attorney In his report will ask for definite descriptions of the territory, In order to close up the Bast Hollywood and Cahuenga annexation election preliminaries. Unless the boundaries are definitely known and fixed Attorney Hewitt will report against the advisability of proceeding further with the annexation election which is called for February 20. The principal veto message from Mayor Harper will be on the subway franchises north of First stree^. The mayor decides adversely because of the small compensation and because no footway is provided through the tun nel. It is believed that new ordinances in amended form will be put on their passage immediately, as the Harrlman attorneys know the wishes of the city's executive. There has been some de bate over the fact that the subway will como within fifteen feet of the surface of the city cemetery and high school property, where It passes un der those points. Some day this will bcb be business property and the question has been asked whether this subway will n*t prevent the installation of basements large enough for commercial purposes. The carrying of freight by trolley will be partially reported on by the committee of the whole, which has since referred the question to the legis lative committee. As this committee has not had time to see the trolley officials, further time will be asked. Later the committee of the whole will take up the gas inquiry, and debate on a municipal gas plant is in order when the report is made by the law makera. iii iv new ordinance under contem plation the. status of the police sur» kvoiih will be fixed, by naming one chief surgeon . with assistants. The chief will have charge of the receiving hospital.; It Is understood that many reforms will be Introduced there. HEARD AROUND THE CORRIDORS THE EAVESDROPPER HOTEL DETECTiyES TELL OF CAPTURING CROOKS "Crooks We Have Captured" would make a good title for a detective story which might be gleaned almost any night at the Alexandria from the rem iniscences of Detective Arthur B. Con way of Hotel Netherland, New York, and Detective West of the Alexandria. lt would not be any tame detective story, either, but a yellow affair revel ing in complications which would put to shame the efforts of one Sherlock Holmes. . /',:■" Mr. Conway is in Los Angeles on six weeks' leave of absence and he Is one of the best known hotel detectives in the country. He was at the Netherland when Mr. West was at the Waldorf and since his arrival they have burned great quantities of the midnight elec tricity talking it all over. "When I was at the Waldorf," it in variably begins, and the ending is any thing but "lived happily ever after ward." ,\*;i'i*rv. Hotel Crooks Numerous Hotel crooks are much more numer ous than the average trusting hotel guest could possibly realize, according to these two old timers In the busi ness. "Some people might think there was not much use for a detective around a hotel, because all his work is done so quietly that few people except the in terested parties know anything about it," said Mr. Conway. - * "There is great need for them, however, and there are numerous times when we are able to save the hotel men and their guests great quan tities of money and other valuables. "There are so many different kinds of hotel crooks and they work in so many different . ways that it takes all our time to keep up with them. " I have what Is perhaps the largest collection of pictures of hotel crooks ln the world. They come from all parts of the country and there is no graft that is too petty for them to try their hands at. Steal Cuspidors New York Is, tit course, a very cos mopolitan place, and we get all kinds — the big ones and the little ones. Some play for high stakes and others de pend on low ones and expect to make their little pile by means of the quan tity of thefts rather than the quality. "The cuspidor thief was about the strangest and the smallest thief New York has ever seen. In the hotels along Broadway they have cuspidors made of bronze and brass and they are worth six or seven dollars each. For more than a year these receptacles kept dis appearing and tit* hotel managers were puzzled to account for it. When six hundred or more of them had been taken the thief was captured. He was a bag man. He had a valise with a false bottom in It and he would enter a hotel, place the bag .over the cuspi dor, sit there for a few minutes and then lift the bag up and walk out, leaving a vacant spot where the cuspi dor had been. , Card Sharps Organized • "The card sharps and the sure thing men are the most common crooks around the hotels. Borne of them make a specialty of matching coins. They have fake coins made with both sides alike and they never lose except when it is expedient . to do .bo to keep the other fellows from getting wise. . . "There Is a regular organized band of card - sharpers who ■ have a circuit of hotels' which they work systemati cully, carrying all the necessary para* 'phernalla* with' them. > "Most hotel crooks dress well, but not flashily. Every move they make lay made boldly and at the same time In a way that will not arouse suspicion. "More money has been lost by guests of hotels at a single time to fake wire tappers than to any other kind of crook. "In New York there have been sev eral well-known gangs operating and they have kept us busy working against them. "When a ga,ng decides to work a wire tapping scheme an office is hired, tele graph instruments, telephones and other paraphernalia are installed, and then the cappers take possession. Some one or two men get into a hotel and make the acquaintance of a wealthy guest or two. This is done in various Innocent appearing ways. It is often done in the billiard room or at the bar, and sometimes an acquaintance grows out of a little remark about the weather. "When a man has played billiards with a guest of the hotel four or five evenings it Is easy to get on friendly terms, and the guest is invited to take part in a sure thing. He is informed that his 'friend' knows a place where they get the returns of the races five minutes before they reach the -pool rooms and suggests that he place a certain amount on some horse that Is a 'sure thing.' He wins and goes away Jubilant with probably three thousand dollars instead of one thousand dollars. The 'friend' confidentially advises him to bring fifty thousand dollars the next day and he does It. "The money is apparently placed on the horse and soon the operator an nounces that the horse has won. The man Is Jubilant and tells every one to consider that the drinks are on him, when the operator breaks into the con versation. "Wait a minute,' he says. 'Mistake in the colors. That horso does not win.' "Of course, the man realizes that he has been stung, but by the time he can confide this knowledge to some one else the crooks have vanished. "We have more of this thing in tho east than there is out west, and we have to be prepared to watch out for it." Mr. Conway Is familiar with the life of Harry K. Thaw, who is accused of murdering Stanford White, and also of the murdered man. He says that both White and Thaw used the couriers and guides in New York in their various escapades and in this way he learned much of tho inside history of their revels. He says Harry Thaw is one of a groat many young men in Now York who have nothing but money and who spend it riotously, each trying to outdo the other in his dissipations. SUNSHINE MELTS H IS GLOOMY VIEW English Traveler Telia of Trials by Municipally Owned Battereea and the Heavy Burden of Debt a> a Result "For a week while I was In San Diego I took a gloomy view of your climate. Now It is coming on to rain, but I shall keep in a better frame of mmd,m mind, for your two or three days of sunshine convinced me that your cli mate is really wonderful. .' "I" I had an opportunity \o get about a bit and see something of your city. It's magnificent" This tourist, a man who has traveled widely ana seen much of the world, in Francis M, Haygood of Battersea, England. Mr. Haygood was astonished at the remarkable development of the street car system of Los Angeles. "I was here a few years ago — about ten, I believe — and as I have been a close observer of transportation facili ties I'm naturally astounded at the marvelous growth your city has made. I attribute this largely to the superb electric car system established here. "You see at home we are porbably afflicted with the worst curse that can come to the people of any city — I mean municipal ownership. Hard on Battersea "Battersea Is the municipal Mecca, and it seems that every new freak who has a new fad or a new Ism that he wants to try out floes it In Battersea. Naturally the taxes keep going up, the realty values diminish and the man agement of the public utilities becomes worse and worse all the time. "I suppose it is almost treason to talk so about one's home city, but I was always opposed to It, and since I came to America and saw tho vastly better facilities which you have under the private ownership plan I have grown almost rabid on the question. "In Battersea the municipality owns everything and the municipality Is owned by the labor unions. We had our first taste of this labor unionism in 1891. for that Is the date that municipal trading began. Since that time the tax rate has increased 63 per cent and the municipal bonded Indebtedness has in creased from $37,000 to $700,000. "We really have no more privileges than we had fifteen years ago unless you can consider paying our money into the hands of the city officials a privilege. "The electric supply, tho libraries, the milk supply, the cemeteries, the water and almost everything else that could bo mentioned Is under the control of the council, which is composed of rabid unionists. Citizens Frantic "During the last throe years there have been practically no lmprovementE, and one municipal scandal after an other is being revealed. "Tho men employed by the munici pality make no boast of working- and even the attempted improvements drag along until the citizens who aro af fected are almost frantic. "Battersea is not tho only munici pality In England that has learned something of the disadvantage of mu nicipal ownership, for it has boen tried in many cities, but in none has It been given so fair a chance and proved such a rank failure. "In America the people would rlso up In arms if they had to put up with the discomforts which the municipal ownership of public utilities entails. The people of this country would not stand it, but In England they realize they are suffering aa a result of their own folly. They were not content with what they had, but thought they could make their condition hotter by listen ing to tho preachings of a few union ists. "The worst of it Is that we are In so far It is hard to get out. Our debt is so heavy now that it does not look as if wo could ever get rid of It. I suppose we will have accomplished one good, however— we will have shown to the rest of the world the folly of go ing Into something of which we knew nothing, with both feet." FUNERAL OF MRS. SAVAGE TO BE HELD TODAY The funeral of Mrs. Olementa lavajp, who died ut the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. K. Heuwel, 1«27 West Pico street, will he held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Cathedral of St. Vlbl ftna. Rev. J M. W Hcauuiy will of n<-i.*i •-. the Interment to i»' In Calvary cemetery. • everything you want you will find In the tliiMilku page. One cent a word. 3 TIRED PRISONER NOT YET RESTED FINDS BREADAND WATER GOOD ENOUGH Expresses Determination to Pass the Remainder of Ninety-Day Sentence in Solitude and Meditation on His Past Lifo Jailer McCauley's pet prisoner, John Elake, who is booked at the police Bta tion under the name of John Doyle, still refuses to work and although he has passed twenty-seven days in the "hole" languidly expresses his inten tion of staying there the remainder of his ninety day sentence before he will do any manual labor. "Oh, they can't keep me here for ever," says Blake when asked when he intends to agree to work. "It is my be lief that putting a man on the chain gang is against the constitution and I fail to see where the city authorities get the power from to make me work if I don't want to. "When I was sentenced I was given ninety days In the city Jail. The Judge did not say at hard labor, and I don't think it is up to the police to say what I must do. It is not very pleasant here, but I am not compelled to asso ciate with those I do not wish to. I have my entire past life to think about and that is something. "It is true I am not fond of work. I was arrested on a vagrancy chargo. My eyes hurt a little from being In a dim light constantly, but they will get better when I get out. "Yes, the bread and water does got a little monotonous at times, but a fel low won't starve on It and then I have lost so much sleep during my life that I am getting a chance to catch up." Blake was sentenced twenty-seven days ago to ninety days on a charge of vagrancy. He 1b well known to the po lice, who claim he has hung around sulopns in tho lower part of the town for some time. Since ln'iir- placed in Jail he has steadfastly refused to work, despite the fact that he has beeu kept con stantly on a bread and water diet. Ac cording to Jailer McCauley It is within his power to keep the man confined in the dungeon during the entire ninety days if be refusos to work. TO EULOGIZE LATE PRELAT Solemn Requiem Mass for Archbishop Montgomery Will Be Celebrated This Morning The first of the services in the dio cese of Monterey and Los Angeles in memory oi the late Archbishop Mont gomery will be held thia morning at the Holy Cross church, corner East Forty-seventh a*d Main streets. A solemn requiem matis will be cele brated at 9 o'clock by Rev. Thomas K. Fahey, the pastor, who will be assisted by Rev. P. McLaughlin as deacon : Rev. P. 11 McNollls as Bubdeacon and Ucv. Joseph McMunus an master vt ceremonies. Father Fahey was ordained by the lain archbishop and ■ will give the eulogy at the service this morning. The boys' ( choir of the parish took part for the first time in the services yesterday. . This choir is expected to prove an innovation la local church music.