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'MME. BUTTERFLY' WELL PRESENTED LAMBARDI SINGERS HEARD TO GOOD ADVANTAGE MME. CALV! IS FINE IN TITLE ROLE Chevalier Nadal Makes Thankless Part a Success by Reason of His Magnificent Voice Florence Bosard Lawrence With a brilliant cast and a beau tiful production, the Lambardi com pany presented Puccini's tragic opera, "Madame Butterfly," last night before the largest nudienco of the week. "While purporting to present one phnso of occidental life, the pl< depict! in reality the tragedy of thousands of lives with its story of trusting wom anhood, cherished and protected for a space, then when dependent and thor oughly helpless through maternal cares, left to face the problems of life and to see her lover turn from her to the object of a newer passion. It does teem, however, that Mr. Belatco might have made the lot of poor little Butterfly a .little easier if he had D<>* w"l the new wife of her child's father to witness her humilia tion. The part of Kate Pinkerton is always played by some one with cal- I lous "mien, and yet the scene of grfcf and heartbreak which follows her ap pearance is N Violent and despairing, that even the bride, ."nfident in her husband's love, must feel that she lias heaped too much sorrow upon the lit tle Japanese girl. The music of this opera has become generally familiar since its first pre senation here by the Savage company some two years ago. and needs little description at this time. Like all the Puccini music it is a composite of beautiful motifs, brief haunting mel odic phrases and presents pictures of vivid color and tragic portent. Even the marriage music and all that goes to make the first act pic turesque and bright has a suggestive •undertone as of half suppressed sobs. In the second act the music that ac companies the preparations for Pinker ton's return, while assuming to be light and full of joy, is pregnant with foreboding, only suggested at the first hearing, but becoming more and more apparent as the music grows more familiar to the ear. Mme. Calvi in Role The opera offered one new finger, Madame .Marina Calvi, in the role of Cho Cho San. Much interest has been aroused concerning this singer, and most nattering notices of her interpre tation of this character have come Irom eastern points. Vocally hsr fit- . ness for the role is evident. Her voice has sympathy and an emotional timbre in every tone. It is vibrant and ex pressive to a degree, and under excel lent control. That it is slightly low for the higher portions of the music is not a discredit to the voice, for this vole demands perhaps a wider latitude in range than any one other soprano role, while the continuous singing that is required makes it impossible to allow the vocal organs even the least time for recovery. In appearance Calvi -was not quite in the pi< uu c. She is a trille large, and not so easy in her acting as a merry little Japanese brido might be. In the ■ i and third acts this stifeness dis appeared i" a large degree, and in the s with the child she was sweetly rnal. The child, by the way, was ; beautiful little fellow, and delighted every one with his grace and smiles, ■which in the last act only caused the terns to flow the more quickly. Mme. A. Bugamelli sang the difficult music of Susuki with good effect. She displayed line dramatic possibilities in last act too, and her scene with Pinkerton and Sharpless was well done. Xadal, as Pinkerton, succeeded in giving this rather thankless role a dis tinct success by reason of his magnifi cent voice. A clear high tenor with ■wide range, and guided by masicianly spirit, is so rare a find that Signor Lambardi ought to value highly this adfted singer. The part of the young American naval officer demands more than a beautiful voice, although with out that the part would be unbearable. It needs the intuition which is another name for the best artistry, and it needs us well considerable drama.tic ability. distil.r Xadal fulfilled these require ments with good measure and received un enthusiastic appreciation from his audience, which betokened fresh tri umphs when he makes another appear ance. Favorite as American Consul Angelo Antola, favorite, with loci! audiences, sings the part of Sharpless, the American consul, with a broad un derstanding of the dramatic possibili ties of the part, and that ready con ception of artistic singing -which has made him famous in every role he at tempts. It is a far cry from Rigoletto or Tonin with their striking CMtumes and all the assistance of excellent character make-up to that of this con ventional American citizen in business euit and derby hat, yet Antola makes the move from these two earlier roles with grace and winning surety. His voice lies well for this part and the songs allow him to appear to excellent advantage. A correction of one earlier notice Is needed here. In mentioning the Count de Luna in "II Trovatore" I gave to Signor Maggi that praise which in fact belonged to Antola, who had hnd hur riedly substituted in the role, after the programs were printed. It is unfor tunate, Indeed, to have made such a mistake concerning these artists, who are so deserving- of favorable com ment. A. Neri, who snne: the part of Qoro the marriage broker, was excellent, and V. Viola at the Bonze made th ■ most of his brief opportunity. Other singers cast for the principal roles Puritas Tested by Time A Perfect Product It's only newcomers who need ad vlce aa to Puritas Distilled Water. Old residents have for many years been users of Puritas—regarding It as .a household necessity— a. luxury that is economy in the best sense. All natural water contains vegetable impurity. The natural water here abouts is alkaline—containing mineral matter that constant use renders harmful—tending, to rheumatism and Kidney troubles. Puritas by its two distillations Is absolutely free from any impurity. It seems like natural water In its spark ling freshness, because it Is aerated with pure ozone. Puritas—the only twice distilled and ozonated water—s gallons 40 cants. Telephone Home I00fj3; Sunset Main 8191 and we will supply you promptly. Los Angeles Ice & Cold Storage Co. were Mme. A. Glani as Kate Pinker ton,, P. Bugamelli as Prince Ynnia ilori and later as as Yakuside. C. Mori and Signor Artimo In small parts. This opera will be repeated with the same singers Saturday afternoon, and will undoubtedly receive the compli ment of another sold-out house, for of all tho work the company has done hero nothing has been more generally satisfactory that this beautiful Jap anese opera. The bill tonight will be "Faust." Complete information as to cast ami the story of the opera will be found in another column. • « * CASCADE STORMS DELAYING TRAINS SCHEDULE IGNORED IN NORTH ERN MOUNTAINS Snow Falling In the Heights and Rain In the Lower Levels of the Puget Sound Country SEATTLE. Feb. 24.—Snow is still falling heavily in the Cascade moun tains and on the lower levels of the Puget Sound country rain is descend ing with no prospects of an early ces sation of the storm. The Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Milwaukee they can, with no attention to sched ules, and travelers have weary waits while snow plows attack the drifts. A i traveling theatrical company played "The Merchant of Venice" on a stalled train ninety miles east of Seattle last night to amuse the passengers. At the crest of the Cascades the snowfall is at the rate of nearly two inches an Hour. Freight service on the railroads was practically abandoned a week ago. There will be great danger of floods in the lower country in two days when the water reaches the larger channels. SNOW-BOUND PASSENGERS ARE TAKEN TO DENVER DENVER, Feb. 24.—HungTy but happy, two trainloads of passengers readied Denver today on the Colorado Midland railroad after having been snowbound a few miles east of Lead ville, some of them for three days. Seven trains were blocked within a short distance of one another. Heavy snows in the higher altitudes had been causing- trouble for several days, but it was thought the snow plows would be able to cope with the situation, so trains were sent out as usual in both directions, but finally the blockade got too heavy for the snow plows. One of the latter was derailed seven times in trying to reach the scene of the delay. Passengers announce that both food and fuel had given out several hours before they were • rescued, and that things became exceedingly serious. A committee of passengers was organized several times and made trips of s*v eral miles to towns for food. After the fuel was exhausted many of the passengers took to their beds to keep warm. MANY POOR IN CHICAGO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE CHICAGO, Feb. 24.—Gauged by the number of poor who have applied for assistance at the twelve stations of the United Charities of Chicago, this has been the severest winter in several decades. _. .. Superintendent Klngsley of the Unit ed Charities said: "Into the dozen re lief headquarters of the United Char ities thousands of victims of the cold have been flocking, and yesterday's re newal of the frigid weather, when it went to 6 below zero, indicated the endurance of Chicago's poor was near the snapping point. "Where 200 has been the ordinary number of a days appeals, there were over 300 yesterday." RUSSIA PROPOSES OWN RAILWAY PLAN Makes Alternative Suggestion Follow. ing Announcement That England and U. S. Were to Finance the Manchurian Line ST PETERSBURG, Fob. 24.—An alternative to the railroad plan set forth in Secretary Knox'l recent note to the powers may be expected from the Russian government soon. Russia will surest that instead of the proposed Aigun-Chinchow rail way there shall be constructed another trans-Mongolian line further west ward. This route would not be open to strategic objections to the Aigun line, since it touched the Russian railroad at a point where Russian troops could be easily assembled. The foreign office professes to be lieve that the line it suggests ivouH be far more profitable than the Aigun project, since it would follow the great caravan route over which all land ex ports to Europe pass. The interested powers will be sounded as a prelimi nary to the advancement of the formal proposal. The American memorandum, in addition to proposing the neutrality of the Mnnohurian railways, announced that a syndicate composed of Ameri cans and Englishmen had obtained from China a concession for the con struction of a railroad from Aigun, in northern Manchuria, to Chinchow, and that the governments of Great Britain and the United States proposed to support the enterprise diplomat ically. Russia rejected the neutralization proposed, but took the second sugges tion under further advisement before deciding whether it would approve the plan and share in the financing in volved. As a result of the deliberation the government will propose an al ternative proposition. RAILROAD TUNNEL CAVES IN SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24.—Traffic over the coast line of the Southern Pa cific was interrupted late last night by the caving in of forty-eight feet of the tunnel near Santa Margarita, in San Luis Obispo county. No one was in jured In the accident, which occurred when the tunnel was clear of trains. »—• LLAMA ESCAPES CALCUTTA, British India, Feb. 24.— The Dalai Llama, the supreme head of the Llamaist hierarchy, who fled from Lhasa on the approach of the Chinese troops, has escaped into Sikkim, a state of Indian to the south of Thibet and adjoining DarJlling, the British district in which the fugitive will seek an asylum. LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23. 1910. CHAMPION TO WED VENICE GIRL MISS NADEAU HOWEY WINS HIS HEART BOTH AFFECTED BY LOVE AT; FIRST SIGHT Young Woman Is Daughter of Widow Cafe Proprietor Where Wpl gast Boarded While Training [Special to The Herald. 1 VENICE, Feb. 24.—Miss Nadeau Honey, tho Southern California girl to whom Ad Wolgast, champion light weight pugilist of the world, declares he has lost his heart, is a resident of Venice. She is the only daughter of j Mi's. Ella D. Howey, a widow, who is < proprietor of the Lido cafe. The an nouncement of the engagement of Wol- ! gast and Miss Howey created little surprise here, as the two were Seen \ together frequently during the past year and it has been whispered for some time that the Milwaukee Dutch man had fallen a victim to the charm ing smile of the Venetian girl. Mrs. Howey, mother of the miss who will wed the champion in the not very distant future, did not care to discuss the affair today, professing- a desire to avoid all notoriety. She refused either to corroborate or deny the reported engagement, saying: "That is a matter that I will leave the young people to settle for them selves. 1 will say nothing about it. If my daughter wants to tell her plans to the papers, that is her affair, but I prefer to remain silent. She is now with the Jones-Wolgast party at San Francisco and will return to Southern California soon." Miss Howey went north previous to the championship battle, accompany ing Mrs. Tom Jones, wife of the man ager of Wolgast. They witnessed the victory of Wolgast and Miss Howey is said to have been among the first to congratulate the Milwaukee boy. Barely twenty years of age. Miss Howey is considered one of the most charming girls of this section. She is a talented elecutlonlst and reader, hav ing spent three years in study at Comnock school, Los Angeles. Accord ing to her friends, it always has been her desire to go on the stage, but to this proposition her mother has stead fastly objected. The first meeting of Wolgast and Miss Howey is said to have occurred in the cafe conducted by her mother. For some time she assisted her mother by acting as cashier at the cafe. About a year a-r Wolgast came here to train and began taking meals at the cafe. According to others in terested in the young people, there seemed to be a mutual attraction from Uie beginning and soon the two openly exhibited deep friendship, which rap idly ripened into love. From the first meeting, Miss Howey. her friends say. has taken a decided interest in the ca reer of Wolgast. and when she was invited by Mrs. Jones to join the party to attend the big bout at San Fran cisco she gladly accepted. Friends of the family say that Mrs. Howey strenuously objected to Miss Nadeau becoming interested in Wol gast but her objections have been of no avail. Mrs. Howey refused also to discuss this feature of the case. The Howeys have resided in California for fifteen years, most of which time was spent at Los Angeles. T'.e- moved to Venice about two years ago. They came to California from South Dakota. IOWA SCHOOLS AGAINST ALL FORMS OF ATHLETICS Statements by Members of State Board of Education Construed as Fatal to College Sports IOWA CITY, lowa, Feb. 24.—Stu dents of lowa state educational insti tutions fear that the statements made by James H. Trewin, president of the state board of education, at a banquet here Tuesday night sound the death knell of college sports in lowa. It is said that the hoard of education, which controls the three state educa tional institutions— University of lowa, lowa State Agricultural college at Ames and the State Teachers' college at Cedar Falls—will abolish not only football, but other forms of athletic contests between colleges. HENDERSON AND SHEEHAN DENIED REINSTATEMENT CINCINNATI, Feb. 24.—The National Baseball commission decided a large number of minor cases today. The claim of Player Homes against the New York American league club for salary alleged to be due was not al lowed. Player Flene of the California State league was awarded to the Philadel phia Americans. The application of Player Henderson of the Stockton club, California league, was denied, as was that of Player Sheehan, formerly of the Brooklyn club. TENNIS CHAMP DEFEATED • NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—The finals of both the singles and doubles were reached today in the national indoor lawn tennis championship. The sin gles produced reversals o£ form, as R. A. Holden, jr., Yale, defeated the four-time holder of the championship. W. C, Grant, 9-7, 6-3. In the Other match G. F. Touehard disposed of Carl R. Gardner 6-4, 6-3. In the doubles M. S. Charlock and W. B. Cragin, Jr., defeated C. Cragin and A. S. Cragin 7-5 6-4, and TOUChard and Gardner defeated B. M. Phillips and E. F. Leo 6-4, 6-4. The doubles championship will be decided tomorrow. HARD LUCK FOR MIQUE SEATTLE, Feb. 24.—Mique Fisher, former baseball magnate, was arrested today on a grand Jury indictment, charging him with conducting a nui sance and admitting minors to his dance hall. He was released under $1000 bail. J. L. Wood of Minneapolis, his partner, was indicted on a similar charge. Fisher formerly was manager of a Coast league team in Tacoma, and has managed baseball teams in Fresno and Sacramento. NELSON AND GERHARDT DRAW DETROIT, Feb. 24. —Eddie Nelson of Grand Rapids and Curley Gerhardt of Detroit fought eljfht fast rounds to a draw at Windsor last night. Nelson once knocked out Ad Wolgast, tho only man who has performed that feat. WESTON DOES 30 MILES ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.. Feb. 24.— Edward Paytion Weston arrived at Thoreau, N. M., at 10 o'clock tonight, having walked thirty miles today in eight hours. JAIP-A=LAC ii All. Colors rh.Lar B . a tD.art m .ntstor.w»to f chica S ASmmtßtim Saucepan 15c i-Pt. Cans ...15c i-Pt. Cans ...25c jfe^a\^S'fei^iC & )fi/\£}l&M See the complete aluminum line of 1-Pt. Cans ...40c 1-Qt. Cans .. .75c /^^^jShlV^?^^^3 & \ needed utensils. As an inducement we >-Gal. Cans $1.35 1-Gal. Cans $2.50 \J V^EST PLACE TO O TRADE | offer this 3Sc Lip Saucepan for 15c. EW £££?%&?& Tot. 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KLING MUST MAKE GOOD WITH EVIDENCE National Commission Requires Him and President Murphy to Show a Cause for Reinstatement CINCINNATI, Feb. 24—John Kling, former star catcher of the Chicago Na tional league baseball team, must show cause to the national baseball commis sion why he should be restored to good standing as a player. This mandate is also extended to the management of the Chicago club. Because of a lack of evidence, the supreme court of baseball today refused to take final action on Kling's petition for reinstatement. Ihe case was discussed at length and then laid over for future consideration. Kling and President Murphy of the Chicago club are asked to furnish the commission with copies of all the corre spondence that has passed between them since the close of the playing sea son of 1908. They are given five days in which to present this evidence. \n early resumption of the case is not likely as it is stated that President B. B Johnson of the American league, who is a member of the commission, is to depart shortly for the Pacific coast for a stay of some Jays. KLING WILLING TO GIVE COMMISSION ALL EVIDENCE KANSAS CITY, Feb. 24.—"1 am per fectly willing to submit all the evidence in my possession to the national com mission," said John Kling today. "The only statement I am prepared to make to the national commission is that I put practically all I had into a private enterprise in this city and had to re main here to look after it. When the management of the Chicago club re alized my situation I was given an indefinite leave of absence." BOGGS OUT OF BIG RACES NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—As antici pated, there have been very few dec larations from the two spring handi caps the Brooklyn and Suburban. James R. Keene has declared out Bal lot Helmet, Affliction and Suech from the Brooklyn, and Helmet and Gras mcre from the Suburban. This leaves Mr Keene's representatives in the Gravesen.l flxtture to be Maskette, 123 pounds; Hilarious, 122, and Grasmere, 100. Mr. Keene's reprtsf>ntatives in Hi.' Suburban will be Ballot, 126; Mas kette, 123; Hilarious, 122; Affliction, 106, and Sweep, 106. Other declarations from the Brooklyn are AVoolwinder and Boggs; from the Suburban, Boggs, The Fad and Tipland. BASEBALL IS BARRED SAN JOSE, Feb. 24.—The board of representatives of the San Jose high school today recommended that base ball be dropped from the list of school activities for the present season. The recommendation follows the discovery thai several of the players are dis qualified on account of professional- Kin, and tluit members of the team bad circulated false reports regarding the outcome of a game with Manza- Manzanita Hall last Saturday. THISTLEB PLAY VICTORIAS When the Thistle and the Victoria soccer teams come together for the third time this season at Prager park next Sunday, the latter club, through the addition of several strong new players, hopes to turn the tables on tin- victorious Thistles, who won the two previous contests. A good frame should result. TRAVELERS'SAMPLESSI.OO l">0 of them. Some 27x54 in,s., 27x45 ins. Fringed or neatly bound. Good varieties. INGRAIN CARPETS FOR 25c ! Fine grade, 36 ins. wide. Wears like wool. Some nice stair carpet included. Good de signs. Tirilil) I1,(K1H IyKAnERS ; FANCY CRETONNE AT IQc Heavy grade, assorted patterns. Nice for box coverings, clothes press, etc. 12^c grade. BUNGALOW NETS AT I2^c Fancy nets in pretty openwork designs for the bungalow cottage. Serviceable, stylish. CURTABN SWISS FOR 9c \ white—crossbar, lapped stripe and many ! dotted bwlbs patterns. New and crisp. FILET & NET CURTAINS $2 Attractive new designs that* wear well. Some imported bobbinets also at this price. BOWLING The St. "Vincent college bowling team competed for the Whltley cup on the Brunswick alleys yesterday afternoon, •the Fourth high winning by a score of 1468 to 1198. Shumate had high aver age and Cunningham had high game. The score: FOURTH HIGH Total. Avg. I. Shumatl 179 179— 358—179 S. McNeil 115 104— 219—108,4 D. Cunningham.. 117 186— 303—151 M H. Doughtery 135 123—258—129 P. 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YUCATAN PASSENGERS ARRIVE SEATTLE, Feb. 24.—The sixty-five passengers on the steamer Yucatan, which was sunk in Icy strait Alaska, a week ago, after collision with an ice berg, arrived here today on the steam er Cottage City from Juneau, to which point they were taken after camping two days on Goose Island. The pas sengers lost most of their personal effects, but aro all well. HOT SPRINGS COLD JOINT HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 24.- Spring training by the advance colony of major league baseball players now lii-re is postponed a week. Yesterday, after a sudden cold wave, there was a fall of lleet. There are about fifty ma jor le&guera in camp and others are arriving daily. ANNOUNCE SOCCER BALL The third annual Brand ball of the Rangers iOCOer football club will b^ Held at Lincoln hall in the Walker Theater building on Grand avenue, be tween Seventh and Eighth itreet», on Thursday evening, March 10. The pro gram will commence at 8 o'clock and women will be admitted free. NAME WESTERN LEAGUE UMPS CHICAGO, Feb. 24.—President O'Nell of the Western league announced to day that he hud signed Jack Kartell, C. Clark, John Mullen and Dttt Spen cer as umpires for the season of 1910. Spencer Is a newcomer. COTTON DRESS OOODS 15c Colored iwlll, printed lawns and figured dimi ties: all have white grounds, but different tex tures. Beauty of coloring and design here. FLOOR SHINE FINISHES %-pint cans, 15c—1-plnt cans 25c 1-quart cans, 75c —Vz-gallon cans $1.35 1-gallon cans for $2.50. A stain and varnish combined that gives a wood color and a luster finish that wears and looks well. LIQUID VENEER POLISH Comes In 25c and 50c bottles. Makes old, dingy woodwork and furniture look like new. It's like sunshine —things get brighter. Sample can free. CARPET SWEEPERS $3.00 Why exhaust yourself, tire yaur back and spoil your hands with an old-fashioned broom? It's good enough in its plare. but the Cyco bearing Blasell will solve this problem for you in a jiffy. PACKER TOO ILL TO TESTIFY AT INQUIRY CHICAGO, Feb. 24.—Illness will pre vent Patrick A. Valentine, a former director of Armour & Co., frsm com ing here totestify before the federal gmnd jury in its investigation into the methods of the so-called beef trust. District Attorney Sims today received an affidavit from three physicians that Mr. Valentine was too ill to make the trip. Among- the witnesses heard today were James D. Standish of the Ham mond-Standish company of Detroit and formerly secretary of the National Packing company; C. H. Hodge, su perintendent of the Kansas City branch of Armour & Co.; E. B. Mc- Killip, in charge of the Morris inter ests at St. Louis; J. A. Raulerson, with Varnel & Co. of Washington, B. C, and formerly employed by the Na tional Packing company and Armour & Co. 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A large number of wounded soldiers of both sides have been brought here. Some confirm the reports of a desper ate attempt by the insurgents to forco a ptssage at Tipitapa bridge. Accord ing to these stories, General Chamorro in civilian clothing succeeded in mak ing his way across the river into Chon talea. He was accompanied by only a handful of men, who had a hand-to hand fight with machetes against the government troops. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—Baron Ed mundo Mayor dcs Planches, retiring Italian ambassador to the United States, sailed today on the steamer George Washington for his new post at Constantinople.