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r. Letters; received from Miss , Mary
O'Donoughue, now traveling in Europe,
i tell of ; many delightful meetings with
' Los Angeles friends, as well as musical
: treats which are proving far beyond
i her highest anticipations. She has met
Mrs. Kate Vosburg and Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Sartorl, and Is now In Munich,
where Harley Hamilton is also stay
ing. These two enthusiasts are enjoy
' ing opera and concerts and sightseeing
In between times. Miss O'Donoughue
has met and been entertained by Mrs. ■
Selling* and her daughter, mother and
sister of the violinist, Herr Oskar Sell
ing, of this city.
The first meeting of the Dominant
club will be held next Saturday at the
Ebell club at 1 o'clock. Luncheon will
be followed by short talks by Jaroslaw
de Slelinskl, the distinguished Polish
musician who recently has located In
Los Angeles, and also by Mrs. Ger
trude Ross Harris, regarding her re
cent European tour.
Writing to Los Angeles friends from
Bay View, Mich., where she has been
singing "The Creation" at the Chau
tauqua, Madam Genevra Johnston-
Bishop tells of a delightful and suc
cessful engagement there during which
she also gave her stereopticon lecture,
"The Passion Play at Oberammergau
In 1900," interspersing her reminiscent
talk with selections from the "Messiah"
and other oratorios. This same lecture
has been given also by Madam John
ston-Bishop this summer in Detroit,
Toledo, Chicago and other cities in the
east and middle west. After October 1
she will be with her mother in Marlon,
0., where she is making her home.
The Musical Review speaks very
highly of the BOvani opera company,
singing at Idora park this summer,
and concludes its comments with these
words: I understand it is the purpose
to bring the company to the Audi
torium in Los Angeles after the close
of its engagement at Idora park, and
afterward conclude ' their California
visit in San Francisco. If the man
agement insists that the prices remain
as they are and does not listen to any
one suggesting a raise of prices, we
guarantee that the houses will be
crowded both in Los Angeles and San
Francisco. But such will not be the
case If the prices are raised. The
Pacific Coast Musical Review reaches
nearly every musical home in Cali
fornia, and it Is now well known that
this company has charged only from
one dollar down to twenty-five cents
for admission. It would be unwise
to raise these prices at this time. But
If the management retains the present
scale of prices and engages another
good soprano and contralto, we pre
dict that it will do a record-breaking
business In both Southern California
and in this city. The company is one
of the most satisfactory I have ever
heard. This reminds me of the new
contralto engaged for the production
of "Aida." It would really be unjust
to judge Margaret Jarman from this
one hearing. She made her debut on
that day. She had sung in the after
noon and" evening both. She was un
der the strain of appearing before a
strange audience for the first time in
a role not very familiar to her, and
so it is not right to pass a final judg
ment. It may, however, be said with
out stultification that Miss Jarman
possesses a beautiful alto voice of a
mezzo quality In the lower register
and a soprano quality in the higher,
and sings with understanding and
Judgment. She made a very dignified,
even majestic, appearance, and seemed
to be well adapted to fit Into a grand
opera ensemble. She essayed the role
of Amnerls very pleasingly. I was
sorry not to have heard the alternat
ing cast in this opera, which included
Guiditta Francini, Ettore Campana
and Eugene Battain, besides the
artists already mentioned In the above
cast. On Monday and Tuesday even
ing the Bevani grand opera company
presented by special request the beau
tiful romantic opera of "Martha,"
which had already been reviewed in
these columns a week or two ago.
A new pianistic club has just been
organized. It will be known as "The
Clavier Club." Its members are Mrs.
H. C. Lee, Miss Leonor Lozano, Miss
Laura Legerton, Miss Esperanza de
Ybarrando and Louis Nover, five dis
tinguished young pianists, who desire
to study ensemble works of high stan
dard class, like sonatas, trios, quintets
and concertos, possibly assisted by a
string orchestra. The club will work un
der the direction of Richard Lucchesi,
whose wide knowledge and experience
should guarantee for Its best success.
The Clavier club will assist in the com
ing concert to be given by the advanced
vocal pupils of Signor Lucchesi.
Henry Balfour will sing the leading
tenor role, Lieutenant Ney Val Flagg,
in the bankers' show at the Auditorium
September 26 to October 1.
Mr. Balfour recently returned to Los
Angeles after a successful concert tour.
He has made his home here for several
years past and is now permanently lo
cated with the expressed intention of
resisting all offers to draw him away
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Orchestra Clans
Prof. Karl Prochnow, violin instruc
tor and orchestral leader of the De
Chauvenet Conservatory of Music, Is
conducting an orchestra class which
all pupils who are studying orchestral
Instruments and who are far enough
advanced may Join.
The rehearsals aro held weekly and
are continued throughout the year.
The objects of the orchestra are to
give all qualified players of orchestral
Instruments the opportunity to acquire
the practical knowledge, the routine
and general experience necessary to a
good orchestral player, and also to en
courage those who possess natural mu
fsteal talent to learn such Instruments
as the oboe, French horn, bassoon, etc.,
a good knowledge of which gives the
player ready admission in any public
There Is no charge of admission and
no fees are collected from the mem
. bers, as the orchestra Is maintained
entirely by the Conservatory of Music,
It Is not necessary to be a pupil of the
Conservatory to be eligible to mem
bership. The admission of members,
arranging of rehearsals, etc., rests
with the head of the orchestral depart
Anyone desiring to Join the orchestra
Grace Moreno, Soloist Who Will
Tour World With Kilties' Band
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September 3, 1910.
from Los Angeles. He is associated
with Harry Girard in the latter's
school of music. ,-.,- ■ ■ • • -.'
Like all who are in any way con
nected with the bankers' show, Mr.
Balfour Is very enthusiastic over it and
says it is going to put the bankers at
the head of the list as entertainers.
"Lassie Lou" is a beautiful solo that
falls to Mr. Falfour's lot and "The
Men Behind the Guns" and "The Sig
nal Code" are others. A quartet of U.
S. Jackies will assist him. The four
are R. T. Van Cleave, F. A. San
some, F. H. McCormlck and John Cald
well, all members of the local chapter
of the A. I. B.
Members of the Congregational chor
al club will reassemble for the regular
rehearsals which begin the first Mon
day In September and will continue
each week throughout the winter. This
club gave a very creditable presenta
tion of "Elijah" last spring, and this
winter it Is purposed to study "The
Messiah." No vocal work is more Im
portant for singers of all classes than
the work In oratorio. It Improves the
musical perceptions to a ' wonderful
degree, and as.an educational feature
is of decided value. Many singers ac
customed entirely to solo work profess
an unwillingness to sing in large chor
uses, fearing that the vocallstlc de
mands would prove too taxing for their
voices. As the singers of this club are
under the constant direction of Wil
liam Henry Lott, an experienced In
structor In voice placing and training,
there is little danger of such trouble,
and he insists upon such careful work,
and exercises such constant and effi
cient guidance over the voices of the
singers, that it is almost impossible for
a singer to place any strain upon the
For the production of "The Messiah"
it is desirable that the club have more
voices. Already It numbers many of
more than ordinary ability, and the
new singers to be taken into member
ship this year will add materially to
the musical quality of the chorus. W.
<;. Cross is the president of this club,
and Mrs. A. M. Foster is secretary. All
rehearsals as well as the productions
themselves are under the immediate
direction of Mr. Lott who Is the musi
cal director of the church also.
Los Ancreles music students should
mike r°^id progress In their work this
year. The reason for this Is that near
■! • t rt'ero will h • studying under
teachers who are particularly enthusi
astic and 'confident] as a result of re
cent studies abroad or In eastern mu
sical centers.
A number of the better known teach
ers of the city are now in Europe,
and letters by every mail tell of 0p
,,....,/ r..nrorti. classes In which fa
mous continental Instructors are coach
ing them in Schumann, modern com
posers, and many other interesting
subjects. As the teachers go abroad
this year, however, those others who
left us last year are returning, and
each week now sees some new names
added to the roster In the various down
town buildings devoted to the uses of
musicians. V
Among the latest of tho well known
teachers to return to Los Angeles Is
Miss Mabel Cooper, who has been
studying In Boston for a year taking a
thorough course In work for younger
Children and coaching with Charles
Dene* at the conservatory, In solo
work. Time was when music lessons
•for children meant hours of agony for
mother, teacher and child alike. With
Modern music methods nil this Is
changed, and under Inspiring and novel
suggestions the childish mind Is de
veloped along lines which lead to a
love for music. Miss Cooper thinks
that the most satisfactory of these
methods Is the Fletcher method, and
this she studied carefully while in
Boston. She siivs that the system im
ply merits all the claims made for It.
It teaches tone production, positive
pitch, the playlnsr, singing and writing
of original melodies, a thorough knowl
edge of the major end minor scales
with the Intervals, triads, and chords
up to the dominant ninths and secon
dary sevenths. A special memorising
course, and broad, Intelligent technical
work round out a course which Miss
Cooper thinks will produce a musically
trained intellect Instead of merely well
trained fingers. Miss Cooper will share
studios In Blanchard hall with Roland
Paul and Jarosin w de Zlellnskl.
Mrs. M. Hennion Robinson has been
appointed accompanist for the Lyric
club to take the position left vacant
by the absence of Miss Mary O'Don*
oughue. Rehearsals will begin Septem
ber 13 at Symphony hall.
Grace Moreno, who sings soprano
solos and plays her own violin obli
gatos at the same time, has signed an
agreement to travel with the Kilties
band on its next round the world tour.
The route will include England, Amer
ica, Italy, Spain, France, Germany,
Portugal, Russia, Bohemia, Saxony,
Norway, Sweden and back to England,
and Miss Moreno will be the only solo
ist. She expects to leave for this trip
within a short time if her mother's
health improves sufficiently to enable
her to accompany her.
This brilliant young artist has Just
been engaged for a return engagement
of one week at the Bristol pier, where
she will sing "Forza del Destino Pace
Mio Dlo," by Verdi, one of the favor
ites of Caruso and Tetrazzlni and one
of the most difficult compositions In
grand opera. In addition to an accom
paniment by the full Lancaster Ladles'
orchestra, Miss Moreno will play her
own violin obllgato. This rendition
should prove more than ever the pos
sibilities of this young artist's voice.
She also will sing the "Nightingale,"
"Love In Springtime" and similar num
bers. She will wear new and beautiful
Miss Myrtle Ward has secured an en
gagement with the.Morati grand opera
company, which recently appeared at
the Orpheum theater, to sing their
leading soprano roles. She will make
her debut with the Morati company In
Chicago October 15 next. Miss Ward,
' besides being the possessor of a well
I trained lyric soprano voice of excellent
j quality, has exceptional musical talent.
I She received her training for the oper
atic roles which she will assume from
Signer P. Buzzl,' director of the Verdi
School of Singing, through whom she
secured her engagement.
Van Ness theater, built to house the
leading dramas In San Francisco while*
the old playhouses destroyed in the
fire of 1906 were being rebuilt, Is
shortly to be torn down. It has been
little used for'some months past. It
was built on Van Ness avenue imme
diately after the fire at a cost of
Miss Mabel Cooper Will Resume Her
Musical Work After Year in Boston
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Club News
r Club women are receiving many con- j
gratulations upon the efficiency with |
which- they have, conducted the cam
paign against impure and poor milk. :.,
Recognition of their power is found
in the fact that the city council has
granted to the board of health the ser
vices of a veterinarian and four milk
Inspectors. The board asked for a j
number of other things too, including ;
district physicians, but the only re- 1
quests that were granted were those i
which had been urged by the club
women. The consequent publicity ac- !
corded the Ideas, through the press, un- j
doubtedly helped the movement, too.
Dr. Powers, city health officer, gives
much credit. for the improvement in ',
city sanitation to the club women. ' i
"The Friday Morning club women, ,
with Mrs. Charles Farwell Edson as.
chairman of the committee, have vir
tually made it possible for us to have j
these inspectors," said he yesterday, |
"and In the securing of ordinances re- ;
garding the Inspection of meat some ■
time ago the members of the Ebell j
club were equally powerful, although |
they did not do the work In quite the ,
same manner, and did not identify !
themselves so publicly with the move
Dr. Powers could undoubtedly fur
nish ideas concerning improvement in
the city sanitation to any club that is
desirous of an object. He believes that
the matter of having district physicians
to look after the city health Is one of
the most Important features in muni
cipal improvement Just now. By such !
measures the dangers of epidemics !
would be averted, contagious diseases i
would be immediately quarantined and j
their cause investigated and removed.
School buildings would be under a su
pervision which would assure the pu
pils and teacher the best possible
care, and the entire system of the city's
health would be materially Improved.
Such an addition to the board of
health's working capacity will un
doubtedly be allowed eventually.
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Mrs. George W. Jordan, president of
the Cosmos club, returned early in the
week from a summer outing at Cata
lina. She is ready for the resumption
of her club duties now, but finds that
most of the members of her executive
board are still absent from the city.
The club will give an outing for poor
children and their mothers some time
before school begins, but owing to the
tardiness of the members of the com
mittees in taking up tire work the out
ing will probably be held early in
September Instead of In August, as first
The club will hold Its opening meet
ing at the Ebell club the second
Wednesday In October.
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The program arranged ,by the Mat
inee Musieale club for this afternoon at
the Florence Crittenden home will in
club piano solos and a duet, arranged
from one of the Beethoven symphonies,
by Mrs. Edith Schulenburg and Miss
Edith Olney. Mrs. Katherlne Pierce
Wheat will give a reading, and the
president of the club, Mrs. James Bal
lagh, will sing "The Holy City" and
other suitable numbers. Mrs. Ballagh
will also make the dedicatory speech .
with which the beautiful piano will be
presented to the home. The members
of the Matinee Musieale society have
been earnest in their work for this
gift and are delighted with the attain
ment of their object. They have raised
the money for the piano fund In vari
ous ways, partly by ' donations and
partly by the delightful swimming
party at Bimlnl baths, which was an
event ■• of the month. Some ; small
amount Is still due on the Instrument,
but this the club will raise with an
other entertainment, plans for which
are already being made. The club has
made a remarkable growth In the past
year and Is now too large to meet in
private residences any longer. Accord
ingly some large studio or music hall
will be obtained for the meetings,
which will be resumed the first Thurs
day In October.
Mrs. Jane Beatty, president of the
Highland Park Ebell club, has been In
San Francisco this summer with her
daughter, Miss Bessie Beatty. She is
expected home about September 15, and
the first meeting of the club will be j
held October 4. According to the cus
tom of this club the annual breakfast
will open the year's work and there will
be toasts and responses under the lead
ership of Mrs. Emma M. Hood.
Members of the club are already
active in their preparations for the
bazaar which Is to be held in December
for the purpose of adding to the build
ing fund. The club year book will
probably be issued within the month.
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The executive board of the State Fed
eration of Women's Clu\>s met yester
day at the home of Mrs. Russell J.
Waters, state president. Four new
clubs were admitted to the state feder
ation. The W. S. Rosecrans Study
and Social club, Los Angeles; the Re
dondo Beach Woman's club, the Saw
telle Woman's club and the Woman's
Improvement club, Los Angeles.
Mrs. Ada Marsh Chick, chairman of
the music department, and Mrs. Ran
dall Hutchinson, chairman of the art
department for state, submitted their
Photo by Hamanvay.
We have no $500 Pianos for $250 j TMMf'BHHfr
The Oakland
The Holmes MusiC CO. Three Nickels a Day
422 South Broadway Is All You Have to Pay
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! plans for work for the year's' work, ;
, which were discussed and accepted.,
Mrs. Waters has been asked to con- j
! tribute an article to the-General Fed- I
eration Bulletin on the club houses of
California. California, leads all the
states In the matter of woman's club,
houses and the article which will be
fully illustrated will be the leading fet
| ture of either the October or Novem
; ber Issue. . _ ' .
Society j
(Continued from Pane Srvrn)
Phillips, Margaret Reynolds, Vinnte
Ermaud, Hazel Dunlap, Ethel Mac-
Kellar and Emily Brugman.
Among the week end parties of the
past week was one which was chaper
oned by Mrs. W. M. Friesner and the
party consisted of Miss Sallle Mac-
Farland, James Friesner, Paul Grimm,
Lair Brown and Bryson Allen. Miss
MacFarland, who is an enthusiastic
autoist, drove her own car all the way
to Idyllwild and back again./^y"
In honor of Miss Pearl Judson, whose
engagement to George Wiley was an
nounced recently, Mrs. A. E. McClure of
Woodlawn avenue entertained with a
luncheon and miscellaneous shower on
Thursday, afternoon. The gifts were
hidden In a white ship shaped box cov
ered with feathery ferns and the guests
Included Mrs. Laura M. Cheney, Mrs.
Kate E. Tucker, Mrs. Margaret Mc-
Cabe. Mrs. Mary E. Koster, Mrs. Em
el le M. Frost, Mrs. J. M. Patton, Mrs.
Nellie S. Drane, Mrs. Myra McKay,
Miss Virginia Sargent and Miss Jud
son. ,;••■■?• . '»>'.'•.;
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Mr. and Mrs. John D. Morris and
John Hartung of Anaheim left, on
Thursday for a tour through Europe.
They are planning to be gone a year.
Among the weddings of the week was
that of Miss Marie Ball, daughter of
Mrs. Sadie Ball, and Walter Zachau,
which was solemnized Tuesday even
ing at the, residence of the bride's
mother in North Belmont avenue, the
ceremony belffg performed by the Rev.
Will A. Knlghten* In the presence of
relatives and friends. The bride was
attired In a white lingeries gown and
carried a shower of bride's roses. ■ A
pink and white color scheme was used
throughout the house and the ceremony
was performed under a canopy of ferns,
asters and broad tulle ribbons and a
floral bell in the center. The living
room. was a bower of ferns and pink
hearts were scattered all about the
house. After an elaborate supper the
couple left for a wedding trip and will
live In Azusa upon their return.
A delightful muslfale Is being
planned for this afternoon at the Flor
ence Crlttenton home, the occasion be
ing the presentation of a piano to the
home by the members of the Matinee
Musical club.
Personal Mention
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Buxton of Bis
bee are among the recent arrivals at
the Van Nuys. -.'•.il
M. A. Baldwin, a banker of Oak
land, is among the late arrivals at
the Westminster. -,}
H. P. D. Howard, in the cattle bus
iness at Amarillo, Texas, is stopping
at' the Lankershlm. . .
A. H. Lewis of Coalinga and C. Jen
ifer of Maricopa are oil men who are
registered at the Hayward.
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Hall of Bos
ton are guests at the Hollenbeck. Mr.
Hall Is a wholesale merchant.
S. J. Smyth and L. L. Webster, busi
ness men of Dallas, Texas, are guests
at the Angelus for a few days.
Dr. W. A. Baker of Tucson Is mak
ing the Hollenbeck his headquarters
during a short business stay here, j
O. M. Halm, a mining man from
Phoenix, is among those who regis
tered* at the Westminster-yesterday.
R. O. Cleaverson, a wealthy glass
manufacturer of Pittsburg, is stop
ping at the Alexandria for a few days.
Dr. Fernando Agullar, a practicing
physician from Hermosillo, Mexico, Is
among the recent arrivals at the Hol
lenbeck. '%V'i..
Mrs. Helen Bartlett, accompanied by
11. F. Bartlett, both of San Francisco,
are stopping at the Van Nuys for a
few . days. .••••■
Dr. John B. Roberts and Dr. Wil
liam S. Gray, both practicing physi
cians from Philadelphia, are guests
at the Angelus. ..-.a
Mr. a/id Mrs. J. O. LaCoste of San
Francisco are recent arrivals at the
Lankershim. Mr. LaCoste is a whole
sale wine merchant. ;*.
T. A. Skinner, Pacific coast
agent for an auto supply house. Is at
the Hay ward foi- a snort stay, regis
tering from San Francisco.
Laura Tllden Ray, a practicing at
torney of Denver, was a guest yes
terday •at the Hollenbeck. She left
last evening for Long Beach.
1 Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Davis of Kansas
City i are guests at the Lankershim,
having arrived yesterday. Mr. Davis
is In the real estate j business, j
Willis H. Goodhue, a laundry ma-,
chlnery manufacturer of New York
city, Is a guest at the Hayward dur
ing a short buainoas stay here.
Main News
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The large increase of pupils enrolled for the opening of the
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