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H '( AMUSEMENTS.
B Suit Lako theatre Dark.
H Utahna theatro Belliied vaudeville,
H afternoon and evening.
H 4 Grand theatre "A Brotlior's Crlmo,"
H ,' matinee today, performance tonight.
H ? COMING ATTRACTIONS.
4 Salt Lako theatre Testimonial
Hl Benefit to Phil Margetts, May 15th;
H ( Nat C. Goodwin, May 18-20.
M Utahna theatre Week of May 15th.
flH , Grand theatre Mack Swain Com-
Hjfllj pany, week of May 18th.
KfpUtl It la anomalous that while the vlo-
RWj lln has gained lu popularity for many
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years, and, among musical instru
ments, holds a higher place among in
struments than over heforo, yet there
is today a scarcity of great violinists.
The masters of this masterful instru
ment one can count on the lingers of
his light hand. As a solo instrument,
the violin Is the only rival that con
tests successfully with the piano. Pop
ular and critical opinion is divided as
to which is pre-eminent. Eugono
Gruenherg, an acknowledged authority
in the world of harmony, was not only
enthusiastic but truthful when ho ex
claimed: "Tho violin is not only tho most
beautiful, but also tho most terrible
Instrument on God's broad earth
when resting elsewhere than In a mas
ter's hand; tho reason bee e It ex
I eels In difficulty all otho. tools of
students oi history can rattle oil tno
namo3 of great soldiers as glibly as a
waiter running oft tho bill of faro. But
how many wizards of tho bow can they
name? Not many! When you men
tion Paganini, Spohr, Olo Bull and
Wloniawskl all comparatively recent
performers you must do some deep
thinking to, rescue other names from
obscurity. It takes musicianship oven
to bo mentioned in tho same breath
with thoso groat virtuosi. And yet It
ha3 been boldly proclaimed that Ysayo
has a strain of all these masters In his
make up, uniting, for tho first time In
tho history of a violinist, Gorman solid
ity, French elegnnco and Belgian
tlnesso. Whether all this bo true, or
whether it bo harmless exaggeration,
Ysavo certainly captivated tho ears of
To watch him was to bo convinced
of tho man's wonderful mechanical
equipment, or technique. Abnormal
stretches, Ileotness, accuracy or linger
ing, certainly in description of passage
work in all positions, superb Intona
tion, remarkable tono each and all
testified to Ysayo's thoroughness In
knowing his Instrument. Then throw
Into the equation tho distinguishing
factor of the man's personality sen
timent, temperament, the poetic side
of music, brilliancy of stylo, and, I be
lieve, everybody will acknowledge that
ho was carried away by tho sum total
of tho man's work.
It Is not necessary to go Into tho de
tails of tho Ysayo concert, the dallies
did that with painful fidelity. Our so
called music critics take tho various
numbers on tho program and dissect
It with no more feeling and far less
skill than a surgeon using tho knife.
If these samo gentlemen would take
tho time to bind up tho wounds they
inflict, more than ono reader in ZIon
would have faith in tho promised mil
lennium. I At
Salt Lakers are so frequently asked
to go Into their pockets, often at the
point of a, gun in these
highwaymen times, that when
a request is mado to their
generosity It sounds of tho ordi
nary. Well, gentlemen, I want to re
mind you of tho Margott's benefit Mon
day evening. Dear, old Phil Margetts
Is not out with tho charity flag ho
doesn't havo to carry such a banner.
But, just in order to show their high
appreciation of past services, the
friends of Phil Margetts havo re
solved to honor him. They want to re
turn some of tho kindness which he
God bless him! has been scattering,
all his life, on tho paths of others. For,
If It bo truo that bread cast upon tho
waters shall return, then tho ships of
friendship should bring many loaves
to Phil Margetts. Lino up at tho box
office and glvo George Derr ono of tho
busiest days of his life.
Onco In a while Managor Gourley
of tho Utahna theatre surpasses him
self, and, when ho does, he gives his
patrons an Orpheum show for a cou
ple of dimes. It's that way this week.
Ask anybody, and, if ho doesn't say
"yes," I'll take you to tho Onyx bank
and let you draw on my account. First
; of all, there's the pocket edition of a
Florodora girl baby Colson. She sings
"Little Girl from Lonesome Street,"
but sho's too cuto to be left standing
alone. And she dances some, too a
little whirlwind In red.
Folkert, the whistler, carries all the
birds cf tho forest in his gold-fillings
Talk about whistling! Well, Folkort Is
there with the canaries. Grade Hutch
inson's latest Illustrated song, "I Want
to Bo a Soldier," has caught tho hoti3o
every night. Barnes and Washburn,
in a comedy sketch, make a quick de
livery of the goods. Watch for tho two
Duffy children, with the four Duffys.
Theso precocious youngsters In songs 1
and dances are as clever as they make I
'em It's your money back from theso
Tho whole bill at tho Utahna this
week is a vaudeville eye-opener.
Next Thursday, Friday and Satur
day, with tho usual Saturday matinee,
Salt Lake's favorite actor, Nat C. Good
win, is tho attraction at tho Salt Lako
theatre. Mr. Goodwin's latest success,
"Tho Usurper," is said to fit tho pe-
cullar talents of the popular comedian 1
as no other play in which ho has ever I
appeared. Tho samo cast, tho same
elaborate stage mountings, and, in
fact, tho samo everything that made
such a success in New York is prom
Ished here. When it comes to every per
fection in detail in stage setting, Mr.
Goodwin is about as insistent as Rich
ard Mansfield, and, that of course, is
an old story of perfection. This was
demonstrated last season when Good
win went in for Shakespeare. He ap
peared as "Bottom" in tho "Midsum
mer Night's Dream," and tho mosi
elaborate stage settings that even
Broadway had ever seen. It Is omy
one, however, of tho many factors
which make a Goodwin show such a
Tho engagement is for three nights
and matinee, May 18-20.
With two theatres running this sum
mer tho Utahna and Parlc-and an-