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Portrayal of Various Characters Well
Done, Although Poor Stage Man
agement Mars Smoothness
of Initial Offering
"The PasalOD Play/ • Catholic dra
matization of the life of Christ, in
throe parts, tho first of which we.s pre
sented at the Auditorium last night, Is
a remarkable production. The drama
tization, which was translated from
ancient passion plays, remodeled and
supplemented by i;«v. Fr. Josaphat
Kraus, O. F. M., 1b Interpreted in tho
invent instance by William Stoermer
and company, under the auspices of
tit, Franciscan fathers. It alms to In
corporate, in three parts, divided Into
twenty-one acts, the! complete history
or the Savior, as presented originally at
< ibenunmergau.
The lirst part, prenentod last night,
deals Wtth the life of Christ from his
entry Into Jerusalem until his betrayal
by Judas. Incidental to the' various
tableaux and acts there Is appropriate
music on the pipe organ, played by J.
j. Falls, ami numerous solos, instru
mental and chorus renditions winch
v relieve the monotony Of inter
ims ions, which last night were con
ceded to be inexcusably long. '" tact,
te,lions Intermissions caused the
iiv ai is presented last night to cx
i, nd considerably beyond midnight,
in the initial Installment of 'The
lon Play" the management lant
jiiuht evince.i considerable lack of
stagecraft; there was a deplorable de
lay In scene shifting, and many em
barrasslns breaks, as, for Instance, In
the tableaux of tho return of the
Prodigal Son, when the audience was
permitted to see behind the scenes,
where stage hands and topey-turvy
■cenery were much in evidence. Again
lH leveral instances the tableaux were
pri c ntc d on only one half of the
stage, right or left, and only partially
vtible t<> the audience on the opposite
sid.' of the house, because of the cen
ter-parting curtains, which were poor
ly manipulated.
' Bttt the acting of "The Passion
Play," especially In the rendition of
the Slflcult role ol the Cbrlstus, in
terpreted by William Stormier, was
good. To interpret this saereel role
without off.ndim? Christian ears la ■
task which few men would under
take. Every glance, every word, every
a cent and intonation, miiKt be care
fully considered. And Btoermer played
his part well. The audienro was oOlH
posed largely of Catholics; yet despite
the admonition on the program that
owing to tli" sacred nature of the play
patron:; were requested not to applaud,
then' was much audible approval.
The 1 stage settings are beautiful. The
electrical effects, especially In the
flr-t three tableaux, are magnificent.
The> prologue scene r.r calvary la one
of the most Impressive ever beheld in
the Auditorium. Expedition alone was
Btoermer was at his best last night
In the scene of the i,«st Supper. His
work In this act was excellent His
support, except for some confusion In
the opening act, was acceptable.
The musical accompaniment, although
composed largely of Catholic hymns
and anthems, reminds one of the long|
drawn out strains of "Parsifal." Last
night there was too much pipe organ.
It grates on the nerves. Yet in tho
tlrsl part, when the director could be
liearel shouting out directions to the
stage shifters, the pipe organ would
have served a good purpose had It
heeii \ised to drown the noises behind
the scenes.
The vocal work by Hardy Glrnrd,
who bad charge of the musical pro
gram, is worthy of special mention, as
were the soprano solos by Mrs. Fred
Misses. Alice Russell, Florence Pat
rick and lto«n Homazar sans "Lift
Thine Kyes" In an impressive manner,
an | other numbers by Mrs. T. S. Open
hfimer, Mrs. W. J. Kirkpntrick and
the Choir were well received.
FEUSHDI are offering a mo^ cor
dial welcome to A. G. Hartlett
and Miss Bartlett on their return
from nearly a year of travel In Europe,
among the most pleasant and informal
ol these affairs being the serenade
given at the Hartlett home last week
by the Orpheus club, of Which Mr.
Bartlett ia president.
Miss Bartlett was special guest
Thursday nlghl at a. party of six given
at the Majestic by Kills Lady.
Among well known hostesses enter
taining with box parties last night to
see the Passion play were Mrs. i.
Modlnl-Wood, Mrs. C. P. Trantuni.
.Mis. Btoddard Jess and Mrs. Edward
1,. Doheny.
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Announcement Is mnde of the ap
proaching marriage of Miss Miriam
LaUghlln, niece of Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Fuller of Bixel street, and Benjamin
Rowan, son of Mrs. Oeorge Rowan and
brother of Robert Rowan of this city.
with whom he Is associated In business.
The ceremony will take place this
morning at the Fuller home in the
presence of relatives only.
Immediately following tho marriage
Mr. Rowan and his bride will leave for
Sau Francisco, where they will pass
their honeymoon of a week or ten days,
returning to Los Angeles to make their
A company of Angelenos who left
Sunday for San Francisco, planning to
leave this morning on the Tenyo Maru
for a leisurely trip around the world,
included Dr. William Brill and his sis
ter, Mrs. H. F. Whlttler: Miss Hen
rietta B. Freeman, Miss Belle Crowell
and Miss Ida Crowell.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Carpenter
of West Twenty-seventh street will en
tertain this evening for Dr. and Mrs.
Shelley H. Tolhurst of West Adams
street, who will soon leave for the
world tour.
Among the many affairs given re
cently for departing 1 travelers was a
dinner with which Mr. and Mrs. Allison
Barlow entertained for Dr. -and Mrs.
Hugh K. Walker, who expect to leave
Jn the near future for Europe.
I Covers were laid for Rev. and Mrs.
A. ('. Smlther, Rev. and Mrs. J. R.
Compton. Mr. find Mrs. Georfje Bayly
and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Wright Coulter.
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Mrs. I* I* <"irmsby of Hotel Pepper
entertained with a theater party at the
Mason Saturday, afternoon, iln , compli
ment to Mrs. .V. M. Crosby, of Seattle.
Orpheum Offering Replete
with Mirth and Excellence
MOST excellent medicine ia being
sold by the (irpheum this week.
It is a nostrum guaranteed to
cure tho blues, aid digestion ami ban
ish that tirod feeling. This mo.st ex
cellent medicine ha* been prepared by
"Dr." Martin Beck, and it is admin-
Istered by certain men and women who
appear on the vaudeville stage. Tho
label on the bottle Is "Laughter.' 1 Ac
cording to the prescription, the medi
cine la composed of pusps, shocks, gig
gles, tickles and one broad grin- Taken
at a matinee, it will cause a ravenous
appetite lor dinner. Taken in the even-
Ing, it will prevent dyspepsia.
Besides laughter, however, there is
another sort of medicine, good for sore
eye. It Is administered by Seldoms'
Venus, that superlatively artistic offer
ing of last week, and La Veen, Cross
and company ( men of muscle and phys
ical beauty.
Of tho new numbers this week the
two which administer the greatest
amount of Laughter arc "The Sou
brotte and the Yap" ::nd "Hogaß In
Society." Each uses slang as the spoon
In which the Laughter is administered,
but the acts are totally different.
John T. Thome la about the yappiest
yap that ever yapped ttnywhere. He
is not a, burlesque. He does not de
pend upon an exaggerated makeup or
dress, lie li the' regulation small-town
lawyer, Being natural, he is easily rec
ognized, hence causes a thousand times
more really sincere mirth than any
comic' valentine which might be placed
upon the Stage. Mr, Thome is an
artistic comedian. Especially mirth
provoking is ins speech about political
and lomie. conditions. Miss Carle
ton gives an excellent representation
of a slangy soubrette, and is a proper
foil for Mr. Thome.
As to "Hogan In Society," the story
may be- told in v. single line. Bert Les
lie, Icing of slang, is Hogan, the Bow
ery bar tender. His remarks are for
laughing purposes only, he Bays. They
Hucceed most admirably. Between Mr.
Thome and Mr. Leslie it is a wonder
everybody did not have hysterics yes
terday a'ftern i. llerl Leslie out-
Junle McCrees Junie McCrae at Junle
McCrees Junle MeCreeiest—whatever
that may mean.
Seldom can it bo said of a strong
man act that it is artistic in every
respect. "Roman sports and Pastimes,'
as presented by La Veen, Cross and
company, is one of those feu nets.
Scenlcally it is delightful to behold.
Tho various feats of strength are per
formed while classic music is played.
The athletes who take part are present
day Roman gladiators who might have
vied with Hercules, and have I Q
proud of the result.
Emma Francis, tho hinging, duncing.
tumbling Kmmaof each season, Is bach
again with her Arab assistants. The
two curly-headed youngsters are like
rubber balls. They bounce and tum
ble, turn handsprings and do all man
ner of stunts which would turn an or
dinary mortal inside out, but they al
ways land right side up With a emlle.
For the tired business man and the
socially surfeited wife, fior the choco
late munchlne debutante and her pom
padour beau, and for the blase bach
elor there is something on this week's
Orphcum program. If you have indi
gestion, prepare to forget it if you hap
pen into the orpheum this week.
"What Happened to Jones." George
Broadhursfs farce, lias made million!
laugh. Therefore it la no wonder I
leu more were made to laugh last
night at the Belasco theater. Evident
ly the farce affected Mr. Broadhurst's
risibilities, for he sat in the audience
and added his voice to tho others
•.round him. A farce must be funny
when an author will laugh at It him
There are several hundred hearty
laughs in "What Happened to Jones."
Every one was taken advantage of by
last night's Belasco audience. From
first to last curtains the situations
were so ludicrous, the lines so unde
niably humorous and the players bo
well suited to their respective parts
that everybody was kept In an uproar.
One little innocent prize fight raided
by the police, a hymn book salesman
who carries a Hide line of playing
cards, a bishop and some pawns and
other things such as love, faith In
human nature, etc., cause tne plot, tell
the story and work everything out to
a perfectly understandable ending. No
matter what the story really is, it is
told only to make laughter.
Richard Vivian as Jones, the sales
man, has come Into his own. He is at
last a comedian with a great big part,
and he makes the most of It. Howard
Scott as a professor of anatomy Is his
usual artistic self. James K. Applebee
as the real bishop gives a most ex
cellent characterization. In voice and
manner he makes his part stand out
in marked contrast to all the others.
Charles Ruffles, always handsome, is
better looking than ever. No wonder
he has bewitched all the ingenues on
the Pacific coast. Besides being hand
some it may be stated without reserve
Mr. Ruggles is a corking good actor
when he wants t) be, which Is most
of the time. Charles Gtblyn does sat
isfactorily a bit as a lunatic who has
the hallucination that he is an Indian,
Adele Farrlngton as the domineering,
fussy wife is excellent. Helene Sulli
van, a new member of the company, is
pleasing as Cissy. Beth Taylor as the
younger daughter Is her charrrilng: in
genue self. Eileen Errol portrays a
"highbrow" to perfection. However,
her glasses seem to bother her quite
a bit. Ida Lewis as Alvina Starlight,
the maiden aunt In love with the
"bishop, is a scream. Fanchon Evergart
gives an excellent portrayal of a
Swedish servant. Her accent is good.
William Yeranco and Harry Spear
have bits, the former as a policeman
and the latter as the superintendent
of a sanitarium.
If laughter is what the Jaded world
is seeking, a little Journey to the Be
lasco this week will help some.
•.. • ■ •
Miss Marjorle Rambeau, who will be
come leading woman of the Burbank
Other guests were Mrs. Henry New
by, Mrs. E. D. Green,. Mrs. Philip
Forve, Mrs. Frank Gordon and Mrs.
J. C. Hutchinson.
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Los Angeles friends of Mrs. Joseph
Anderson Chanslor will be glad to
know that she is recovering from her
recent illness at her home in San
Francisco. v\.< :'
Miss Amasa Spring of Lake street
left recently for Santa Barbara and San
Francisco, where she will visit rela
tives and friends for several weeks.
Mr. Spring will join her later and ac
company her on the return trip.
Mrs. George S. Batty of Eagle Rock
valley entertained with a St. Patrick's
luncheon Saturday afternoon at the
Annandale Country club.
Covers were laid for Mrs. L. R.
Garrett, Mrs. H. C. Galloupe, Mrs. W.
S. Dleterle, Mrs. , C. G. Huston and
Mrs. A. G. Wright.
Among those [ who have - secured
passage on the Tenyo Maru, sailing
from San | Francisco this morning for
Honolulu, planning also to visit Japan
and China and follow the usual route
through: India \ and Egypt ito ; Europe,
stock company next Sunday afternoon,
astonished the members of that organ
ization yesterday by showing up for
her first rehearsal letter perfect in her
part. Miss flambeau will make her
debut In Israel Zangwlil's pleasant
comedy, "Merely Mary Ann."
This is the last week of "Sweet
Kitty Bellalrs" at the Burbank de
spite the [act that the David Belasco
play shows no falling off In attendance
and undoubtedly could be continued
for some timo longer were it not that
Miss Frances Nordstrom, whose Kitty
has been a most delightful feature of
the performance, terminates her local
engagement Saturday niHht.
' For the first time, in many -weeks
the Majestic thcarw* will return tomor
row to its former custom of Wednes
day bargain matinees, tho best seats
in tho house being sold for 50' cents.
Tim attraction is Sir Gilbert Parker's
interesting play, "The Right of Way."
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11. C. Robey, business manager Of
"The Gingerbread Man" company,
which comes to the Majestic theater
next week, is up against a curious
proposition. Mr. Robey Is seeking a
young woman who wants to go on tin:
stage and who has one cork leg—or at
least an artificial leg of some descrip
tion. Now, of course there are many
young women in musical extravaganza
who hold their positions not because
they can sing or act, but because —
well, anyway, they hold them. It Is,
however, decidedly unusual to demand
that at least one artificial leg be pos
sessed and worn by applicants for a
position. in the merry-merry. That's
just what Robey wants, though, and
his reason, once it is explained. Is sirrr
pte enough. There's a pet dragon In
"The Gingerbread Man." At each per
formance he goes on a rampage and is
supposed to partially dismember one
of the chorus girls. Here, of course,
an artificial limb becomes a stern ne
cessity. When the company started
out from the cast it had a girl espe
cially engaged for this "stunt." She
was taken ill In San Francisco last
week and had to return home. Now
Robey is looking for her successor. He
will receive applications at the Ma
jestic theater all this week.
• • •
Max Stolnle's latest production in the
song line, which he has named "Peezy
Weezy" and which contains many
verses with local coloring, is the eye
opener at the Princess theater this
week In "The Man of the Minute."
Stelnlo's song made a big hit yester
day, and he was encored repeatedly
i until he finally had to admit that he
had used up his reserve fund of
The playlet contains a sort of plot
wherein a bogus count ami Mrs. Hogan
are the principal trouble makers. The
count attempts to teach Mrs. Hogan
to speak French, and he succeeds only
In making her husband jealous. When
murder is about to be committed. Max
Stelnle, a negro, as The Man of the
Minute, prevents disaster.
Miss Bauman's song number,
"Prairieland," brought forth hearty
applause, and two clever numbers by
Miss Juanita Holmes added marked
strength to the bill.
• » •
"The Round Up," Klaw & Erlanger's
big production, will open at the Mason
opera house tonight for an engagement
of five nights and a Saturday matinee.
Owing to a long railroad Jump, "The
Round Up" could not reach Los An
geles In time for a presentation last
•. • •
Mclntyre and Heath, the funniest
pair of comedians that ever sent a
theatergoing public into paroxysms of
laughter, will return to Los Angeles
soon with their new play of musical
fun, "In Haytl."
■ • •
"The Pawnbroker," Alphin & Fargo'
offering at the Olympic this week, Is
a hilarious absurdity which obtains
through the efforts of a German pawn
broker to teach his Irish wife the busi
ness. The scene Is laid in a pawnshop.
The musical number* are exceptionally
pretty, and particularly well trained
are the chorus girls in the difficult
novelties which they execute with grace
and ease. The feature number is a
pole climbing contest in which a prize
has been offered for the girl who
reaches the top of the pole the greatest
number of times during the week. Ten
minutes of side-splitting laughter re
Jules Mendel is exceedingly funny as
the pawnbroker and Laurel Atkins-
Blair is a scream as the Irish wife.
Leonard Brisbane plays Cockeyed Mul
ligan, a tough, excellently. Walter
Spencer, as the clerk in the pawnshop,
as usual makes good. Blossom Seeley
was surprisingly good in the character
of a tough girl and established herself
as a versatile actress as well as a
singer of southern melodies. Anna H.
Gold, • as a charming widow In
straitened circumstances, looked her
prettiest and her songs called for many
encores, Bobby nankin, who made
his first appearance at the Olympic, did
a musical specialty upon the cornet and
• • •
With the famoui Bessie Valdare,
troupe of bicyclists heading the pro
gram, Sullivan & Cemsidine opened an
other new vaudeville bill at the Los
Angeles theater yesterday afternoon.
Other features on the new bill are
Augustus Neville and company, pre
senting "Politics and Petticoats."
Probst, whistler and bird imitator; the
Musical C'raigs, William Coleman In
his monologue and Winifred Stewart,
baritone soloist. The bill will be fully
reviewed in tomorrow's Issue.
• • •
Frank Daniels in the course of his
long career as a producer of laughs has
had many good musical comedies, but
the most substantial success that Mr.
Daniels ever scored was in the role of
Noah Little in "The Office Boy," which
Ferris Hartman will present Sunday
are Mr. and Mrs. J. Mllner Atkins,
.Miss Geraldine Atkins, Dr. and Mrs.
H. I. Nance, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Wat
son, Miss Katherine Watson, Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. A very .^ William Stoll.
Mr. and Mra. Charles Lloyd,.Mr. and
Mrs. Alden W. Skinner, Mr. and Mrs.
S. W. Church, Miss Ruth and Miss
Genevieve Church and Mr. and Mrs.
B. P. Nichols, members of a party
which left Los Angeles September 8 on
a tour of the Orient and Europe under
the direction of the steamship depart
ment of the German American bank,
cable of their safe arrival in Jerusa
lem. This party expects to be away
from Los Angeles until October.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Lattln have ar
rived from a six months' tour of the
world and are again occupying their
residence in West Twenty-first street.
Mrs. C. C. Noble, treasurer of the
California Congress of Mothers, has
returned from a ten days' trip through
the north, in the course of which she
attended a meeting called at Berke
ley at which state affiliation of study
circles throughout the state was con
summated, ,
Versatility of Expression and Wonder
ful Ton« 8 a Treat to Los Angeles
Music Lovers —Given
Splendid Ovation
Florence Bosard Lawrence
A singer with a beautiful voice is a
rarity In Los Angeles. Blngers with
perfect artistry, magnificent Interpre
1,11 ions of their .souks, and tremendous
and convincing reputations have been
heard \n-ic frequently, but a voice so
round, fresh and beautiful a-s that of
Miss Tilly Koenen has not been heard
recently in Los Arigelei -
The promise which this singer made
at her first appearance in the; Sym
phony concert last Friday was amply
fulfilled last night in her recital at
Simpson auditorium. She sang a pro
gram that »a.s as delicioui and un
hackneyed as Is her voice. Thai
In Itself is not enough to make
cltaj program Interesting, however,
but the candor and simplicity with
which the winger delivers her numbei ■
and the rare musical and poetli charm
which invested the songs made her ap
pearance noteworthy.
Eastern critics have devoted them
selves most exclusively to prala
Miss Koenen's marveloua poweri of
expression, and have in many cases
paief rather less attention to her voice.
in consideration of her achievement
last night this seems unfair. In ex
pression she does rank at the top, and
that fiuality of her voice was discussed
amply In these columns Saturday
morning. Bhe displayed last night oth
er vocal qualities which go far toward
establishing her as one Of the foremost
singers, Bhe has a range which is re
markable, and in which every note Is
perfectly balanci d as to power and ad
justed as t.> scale, She has marvelous
tei hnlc arid a fluency which is most
unusual in contralto voices. Her ren
ciiton of the Handel ana. "Furibonda
Bplra II Vento" was brilliant and dra
matic', and given With perfection of de
tail, while in tho child songs and baby
songs her voice was light and clear
and possessed in abundance that qual
ity of "youthfulnese' 1 that is so la
mentably rare in cultured voices. In
that very fact, however, lies one of
.Miss Koenen's greatest charms. Her
voice Is not overtrained. With a most
fortunate prescience she has stopped at
a point where the vocal organ is just
as it should be, and not after it has
signs of strain and tuangy spots where;
even the simplest songs sound harsh
and badly modulated.
For all these, things one may enjoy
bearing this young woman sing, and
then after that one may well appreci
ate her flno Intelligence and the keen
emotional spirit which enables her to
portray to her listeners ihc very pic
ture of her song, be It the dew-laden
roses and tear bedewed kisses of which
Hans Schmidt sings "» the Sapphic
ode or "the fairly wonderful legend en
chanted water llfy" in Richard Strauss'
song. The "Wlegenleld" (Richard
Strauss) was lieautnr.ily sung, and the
two .sours by Hugo Wolf, "Die Zeune
rin" and "Br Istis" were forceful and
emphatic, dominating the very spirit
of the listeners. The two later songs
aroused hearty enthusiasm, and the
singer graciously added one more
Strauss number to her program.
The program wus sung as it had
already been announced. Particular
int. rest attached to the three Dutch
songs by Catherine van Rennes, and
the two of these, "The Song of the
Dolls" and the "Ring Round Rosy"
song, had to be repeated, so delighted
did the listeners grow with them.
These songs formed part of the third
group on the program and were pre
ceded by one of Landon Ronald s
charming tilings. "Sunbeams." which
also nieit with such appreciation that
.Miss Koenen obligingly repeated it.
Of the Italian group, the Handel num
ber already mentioned and "La Zin
■arella," by Paisello, were specially
well sung, as were the two Schubert
and two Brahms selections of the first
Bernard Tabbernal presided at the
magnificent Baldwin piano and
ichleved remarkable effects 111 the dif
licult and complicated accompaniments
which many of the songs demanded.
Tonally, the piano blends effectively
with the singer's voice and affords a
harmonious and colorful background.
While Miss Koenen was greeted by
an appreciative and generous sized
audience, it was not the audience she
deserved, either according to her actual
abilities or to her eastern reputation.
Another appearance here would un
doubtedly be marked by a great in
crease iii the attendance.
The stage at Levy's "cafe chantant"
was enlivened by the appearance yes
terday afternoon by four new enter
tainers. Of these three are young
women of more than ordinary ability
and personal charm.
All the singers were handicapped in
their first appearance by lack of re
hearsal with the orchestra, but this
one drawback to the performance will
of course be obviated with succeeding
performances. The orchestral selec
tions which were missing in the after
noon program yesterday will be an in
teresting feature of the concerts
throughout the week.
Of the newcomers on the bill the hon
ors of the afternoon belong to Mile,
lion Bcrgere, whose songs were given
with excellent voice and a spirit and
manner that bespeak the artist. Form
erly with the Royal opera at Buda
pest and Vienna, this singer seems
well entitled to the sobriquet of "Hun
garian Nightingale," and her songs
yesterday met with hearty reception.
Her opening selection, "Carmina"
waltz song, was brilliant, with every
evidence of high technical skill, as well
as natural gifts, and in addition she
sang the "Song of the Soul," which
was so popular with singers here last
summer, and a selection from "The
Merry Widow." With stunning cos
tumes . and delightful manner, Mile.
Bergere will assuredly find hearty fa
vor with the patrons of Levy's.
Miss Jeanie Fletcher, Scotch charac
ter singer, did not don the kilties which
were promised, but sang her part of
the program in a very handsome and
effective afternoon costume. Her num
bers Included "Bonnie Sweet Bessie,"
"Non over" and Tosti's "Goodby." Her
voice Is of wide range, and in the mid
dle register is particularly sympa
thetic, but the lower tones are rather
too harsh and almost masculine.
Miss Helen Byron is announced as
in her last week, and she sang with
her customary sprightllness and verve,
winning rounds of applause after her
songs, which were "Love," from "Ser
geant Kitty"; "Dear Little Girl" and
"Whoop Her Up."
Birmo Locagll, a new baritone and
violinist, sang the "Evening Star,"
from "Tannhauser," very well and
opened the bill with a. duet with Miss
Club News
MRS. LOU v. CHAPIN gave tho
Ebell club an interesting hour
yesterday, leading discussion of
public affairs both In home and for
eign fields.
A prediction which aroused a stir of
Interest and approval from the aud
ience was that in time public con-
BClenca will become so educated that
editors of tho daily papers will bo
elected to their positions according to
their fitness to be leaders of public
thought. Teachers In the public school.",
theaters and newspapers were cited an
the throe great educators of the ago,
the first two, the speaker said, having
been already regulated in the interest
of public morals.
A greatly needed civic reform speci
fied is abatement of the monthly tax
of $3 levied on washwomen who do
family washing at home, the tax work
ing an injustice to both laborer, and
In connection with the strike in Phil
adelphia Mrs. Chapln urged the need
of enforced arbitration for labor
troubles and the necessity of requiring
each railroad receiving state or muni
cipal franchise to give a guarantee to
furnish continued service to the public.
Certain warlike preparations being
made in Germany, and the possibility
of war between that country and Eng
land or France, were considered. Tho
fact the English budget had not been
passed was commented on and a delay
of several months predicted.
A note of alarm was sounded con
cerning indications of political unrest
in eastern Asia, and a possible com
bination of Russia, England and Japan
against China was suggested.
Los Angeles will be represented at
the coming state meeting at Santa
Barbara by some of the most promi
nent clubwomen of the city.
Representing the Friday Morning
club will be the president, Mrs. Oliver
P. Clark, and Mrs. Carl Jepson, Mrs.
C. B. Nichols, Mrs. Eglehoff Rundell,
Mrs. Joslah Evans Cowles, Mrs.
Charles Shattuck, Mrs. N. K. Potter,
Mrs. Jules Kauffman, Miss Jessie
Anthony, Mrs. W. A. Spauldlng, Mrs.
Hugh Harrison. The names of the
alternates have not been announced.
Mrs. W. W. Htllson is going for the
Huskln Art club, and Mrs. George Rice
and Mrs. James Hurt Steams have
been appointed from the (ialpin Shake- i
speare club, with Mrs. E. T. Barmoro
and Mrs. Helen M. Steckels as alter
nates. Mrs. Frank B. Wolfe will rep
resent th 3 Business Woman's associa
Mrs. W. J. Welshans, president of |
Boyle Heights Entre Nous, Is planning
to attend the meeting. Mrs. Diffen-I
baugh will represent the club and Mrs. j
c. M. Butt has been named as dele-j
Boyle Heights Entre Nous club is >
still busy with plans for the projected j
club house, and In the interest of the |
club house fund is planning a dinner j
to be given tonight in Masonic hall,
1956 East First street.
The last meeting of the club was
addressed by Mrs. Foster Elliott of ,
Glendora, chairman of forestry for Los
Angeles district, and Mrs. J. VS. Lip
ptneott, who spoke, respectively, on j
"Forestry" and "Conservation."
The meeting was held at the home ■
of Mrs. Emma Faelenger in Pleasant
avenue, and a tree was planted on the;
lawn In celebration of Arbor day. Tho i
meeting this week will be at the homo
of Mrs. John Flnlay in Boyle avenue. |
Friday Morning club will entertain I
with a' St. Patrick's party Thursday
afternoon, th« program in charge of
Mrs J. S. Vallely, Mrs. H. T.. Story!
and Miss Florence Moore. Irish dialect
stories by Miss Anna Kavanaugh will
be the feature of the afternoon. I
Club members who have been asked ,
to represent the Friday Morning club
at the biennial in Cincinnati in May .
are Mrs. W. W. Stllson. Mrs. F. A.
Eastman and Mrs. Randall Hutcnln
don. -
Clara Van Zandt, pinging a selection
from "The Barber of Seville," In which
he appeared to rather less advantage
than In his solo.
Miss Van Zandt's monologues were
evidently amusing, but her voice Is not
quite distinct enough to carry across
the large room, and much of the best
effect was necessarily lost.
The Spanish trio has been such a
success that the announcement that It,
too, Is in its last week here will be re
gretfully received. The songs in their
act Included the favorite "Toreador
Song," from "Carmen," and "El Pom
pon," while Count Felix de la Sierra
sang the aria from "Tosca" and "La
Why the average Los Angeles lover I
of Instrumental and vocal music should
wait until his neighbor passes critical
ly upon an artist is still unanswered.
The introduction of a new face, no
matter how well recommended by the
European critics or the eastern press,
sees empty benches and a general Los
Angeles public waiting until one of the
old-fashioned singers comes to town.
Miss Myrtle Klwyn, who will play at
Simpson auditorium this evening, is
offering a program of more than ordi
nary interest, and it ought to attract
many students and pianists as well as
the concert goer who seeks amusement
and recratlon alone.
One of the world's great violinists,
Maud Powell, comes next Tuesday
evening to Simpson auditorium. The
Keltic club is arranging a reception
for Miss Powell, she being an honorary
member of the club. Miss Powell is
too well known in Los Angeles to need
extended comment, and the fact that
she is closing her Pacific coast season
and will rest a few days in this vi
cinity makes her coming more inter
esting. But one recital will be given,
and student' and teachers' rates will be
■ w
One of the most alluring of the after-
Lenten entertainments will be the
limited engagement of Maud Allan,
classic dancer, with a grand symphony
orchestra of forty-five Instruments, at
the Auditorium. Miss Allan is looking
forward to her visit to Southern Cali
fornia, as she has many friends here
and many well known society people
who are acquainted with her art both
from New York and London appear
ances are awaiting her coming to ex
tend her social recognition similar to
that given her in England and Ger
An appropriate and artistic Lenten
musicale was given Sunday afternoon
by Efrtelle Heartt-Dreyfus at the Wo
man's club house. The decorations of
tall white lilies and palms, which soft
eneel li,e- pretty little Stage, were re
peated iti palest tints upon the soft
lavender mid white programs, and the
entire affair was carried out with a
degree of artistry which made it note
Mrs. Dreyfus sanp half a dozen
songs, and Stevenson's "Salutation to
the Dawn." .Mr. Stevenson has done
much writing Of late that is delight
ful, but this work as given yesterday
I one of the best ami most in
spirational of his achievements, it
was accorded the highest place in the
esteem Of the audience and .Mrs. Jiiey
fus added another of his songs to the
Ludwig Opid gave tliu Evening Star
CDußois &David'son I
fl|r and our landlord says "Vamoose!" So,
/ijL after a long and successful career, we fflHk
have decided to retire.
I The New Tenant 1
I • -1 is hounding us for space, so we must close • j
t,;--.j out everything in hot haste. We have i: , :_•]
| cut and slashed our entire stock of high jy j
|l|lj quality furniture so that a few days will I:, {
1 clear Amazing Values I
I Such Amazing Values ■
tot were never seen. Every department has
m§\ felt the knife and the slaughter has been i||k
terrific. Do it now! or everything will
W be gone. W
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The Piano
It is the sympathetic, rich C3~^^^^^^^7jf^^^
1 quality of tone which has V^^^ij^^^^l^S^Jtfca^ 3!
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quality, combined with purity aLa-^jj/ TST <\
and power, which makes this jpjj&ip%. -. | 1/
piano superior to others, and *"f (■'-" "rV
therefore the choice of great jjfj'f
artists of the day. w^
Nordica, Campanari, Burmeister,
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1 We will take your old piano in part payment, allowing you every penny
| it is worth, and Rive you time on the balance. ' Thus you may have the
use of an Everett piano while you are paying for It. 'Twill cost no more
than your effort to come and talk it over with us, and you really can't tell
what you can save until you try our plan.
Smith Music Company
H ll rm© © on Tea
T T EREAFTER, every afternoon except Sunday we will serve
n afternoon tea, from 3 to 5 o'clock, either ala carte, as in
■*■ A the past, or table d'hote, with four special menus from
which choice can be made. Arrangements for parties will be a
special feature. The full concert program, just as at night, is
given at these teas, whirh, table d'hote, will be served at
ratty ©ennits
The patronage of ladies; is especially our care, and every arrange
ment for their comfort is made.
Levy's ©aiffe
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necting Trains Leave Los Angeles Daily ) racwo Electric Ry on* *. m.
In making the trip to Cotallna Island it is advisable to remain over M
least one day and visit Seal Rocks, Moonstone Beach, take stage rids, to
Pebble Beach, Summit or Eagle's Nest, and enjoy a gam» of golf on the
celebrated Catallna links.
Famous Marine Gardens Viewed Through Glass-Bottom Boats.
Banning Co.. 101 Faclue Electric blag., !><>■ Angele». Cal. I'hone. Main 4493 i t6S7tt.
OU Redoxdo Beach Excursion
A uer»uimllv conducted tour through Strawberry-iaud. to V°*-*»"t*»-*'*''':
ie« Kedondo Ueach and It. plea-lire palace*, the world'- ¥ reate.t ball. „^" u" |lr^,
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as a solo number tor the 'cello, ami
played beautiful obligates for the
Stevenson number and also for the
Gounod Aye Marie with which the pro
gram opened.
Other songs In the program were
"Ha Shall Feed His Flock" (Haendel),
■■Mem Glaublgnes Herze" (Bach), "The
Inexpressible" (Bantock), "The Shep
herder" (La Forge) ami "Allah"
Mrs. Dreyfus' musical ability and
the tine intellectual conception with
Which she ili livers her songs are points
so well known that it is idle to suy
more than that she realised these de
lightful qualities 10 the entire satis
faction of the large number of friends
and adinijers who assembled to lu-ur
if .Mm «nnt to enjoy a iir»i-<iu»» business
■nan's lunch or a nice dinner or after-tlie
ater «upper try
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Corner First ami Spring.
A. JAIINKK, Proprietor.
First-class Oerman ana Hungtirlan
cooking. .hi;'.. South Spring street.

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