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MENU THEATRICAL
THAT PROMISES MUCH
PLEASING DI VERSION
By Blanche Partington.
SOME IMPRESSIONS
CONCERNING A ROMAN
MELODIOUS OF VOICE
FAMOUS BASSO WHOSE SPLEN
DID VOICE IS FREQUENTLY
HEARD AT THE TIVOLL
While the coal supply is getting short in the East, the diamohd supply is increasing, and we
may yet hear of men patenting an invention for making-coat out of diamonds. - v '¦
It is said the verses of welcome read at President" Roosevelt during his recent tour
through. New England are worse than' the British coronation ode, and now we know why the Pres
ident rushed the thing so fast that even electric cars couldn't keep out of "his way.
It is said the'big corn crop of this year assures a larger supply of beef next year, but there
are some men who would prefer working up the surplus corn into and keeping beef prices
where they are. They claim that the American people eat too much meat as it island that some
thing should be done to stop the gluttony. ¦ : _;; /: /; V
A New Jersey automobile frightened a farmer's horse. The owner of the machine stopped
it and told the farmer to bring his horse up and let him get acquainted with the machine. The
fanner did so, and thereupon * the horse whirled around and" proceeded to kick the machine to
pieces, breaking his own leg in doing so. The courts are now called upon to decide whether the
farmer must pay for the wreck of the machine or the automobile : man pay for the injured horse.
The great meeting in the Jiome of the candidate was a worthy prelude to the general ratifi
fication to come on the 15th, when Senator Beveridge, a national leader, a man who worked his
way from a barefooted working boy to the Federal Senate, will have something to say about the
~debt of labor to the Republican party.
It was not merely a night of enthusiasm, but an occasion of strong and sober declaration of I
principles and purposes on the part of the nominee and of plighting of allegiance by the leaders of j
leaders, who are themselves the expression of the party's purposes. The candidate declared himself
upon every question, and \yith especial force and clearness upon that issue of issues, the historic
attitude of the Republican party upon the interests of American labor. . -The party can afford to
enter the campaign with' his words as the legend on its battle flag, fearless of the result. Ala
meda Coun'ty is good for a majority for Pardee so large that those whose' votes prevent it being
larger will regret that they were not amiaole and did not make it unanimous. Voting in \he air is '
an unwholesome exercise which thousands of the fellow-citizens of the Republican nominee will re
fuse to indulge in. -, ., ¦
ALAMEDA COUNTY; the hotbed of political enthusiasm and for years the home of lead
-ers of both parties, has been the theater of many. stirring events in the history of party war
fare. But it is safe to say that the whole past panorama of music, red fire, cheers and exul
tation was excelled by the single event of Friday night when county and State turned out
to ratify the nomination of Dr. Pardee. ; •
F-A-^IDEEI R.-A.TIFIHSID.
The dentist attitude rather prevailed
at first. I suspect, indeed, that Dado is
but young at the business, hailing as he
does from a country where, wholesomely,
abstract music rather than its current
interpreter is yet chiefly considered. He
eat solemnly, not unafraid, handsomely
filling a rather dental-looking ehair -in
the ladles' reception-room, with Napol
eoni at his elbow. To start things, I
asked the name of his teacher, and Dado
caching for my yet concealed weapons,
gravely Inscribed his maeetro's name
or. the blank sheet— much with the air
of one making his wilj, then signified his
¦willingness, with a do-or-die glance of his
dee browny-gxar eyes, to writ« answers
to all tlie questions my interest of imper
tinence might suggest. However, Na
poleoni soon made things less painfully
official by explaining that I was the per-
Bon who had said things
Signor Dado's c xquisite solemnity of re
ception on my intervieTring tour to the
Tivoli -the other morning — as If I were
something botvreen an angel and a den
tist—is immediately responsible for these
eapient conceits. Every anxious crease
in the basso's smart habiliments, to the
large end careful shine of a noble dia
mond, betrayed that Signor Dado consid
«*red the visit an Occasion. The good
Napoleosl, who sings all the choruses,
A"om all the operas, in anything from a
counter-tenor to a basso profundo. with
out notes, was there to interpret His
tnanner, even more, betokened a flatter
ing sense of the importance of the inter
view; of my importance: of his own
responsible importance as interpreter,
and airove all, of Signor Dado's Immense
significance— in ehort, of the delightful
consequence of everything and everybody.
"What price, Mons. Huysmans, for ten
minutes to be Signor SCapoleoni?
Jl S a cure for what our great
/\ grandmothers used- to call the
/\ "vapors," I know, of nothing to
/ excel a half hour's gossip with
* *¦ the Italian opera singer, as he is
made In Italy. He is so beautifully per-
F-ua/ied that this is the best of all possi
ble worlds; so comfortably convinced that
it is worth while" to do things; so naively
4iecided that the best of these is music—
videlicet, Italian opera. It Is not a small
thing to be assured that you hold
trumps In the world game; and more,
that the game is worth the playing, air.
Mallock's hash is neatly settled by these
happy folk, who seem even unaware that
there is such a question as "Is Life
Worth Living?" Of course it is, says
every suave Italian word and lithe Ital
ian gesture of these Latin children; for,
far more truly than the gently melan
choly Japanese, they are the morning
people of the earth.
The singer has also other ambitions. I
asked Napoleoni to inquire what h« was
pleased to do for amusement Dado, with
much majestic thumping of the heart, ex
plained that he had leanings to the
Shakespearean drama, "drama historica,"
"AH exclamations." said Napoleoni, po
tently illustrating In gesture, "he very
fine at."
"Oh. Salvini!" I said.
Dado laughed comprehendingly. "Not
quite," his deprecating hands signaled.
But it took politics to wake the sparkle
in his eyes, to shake the plump, clerical
figure out of Its bishop-like pose. L ven
tured to ask again an account of Dado's
leisure hours. Then the spirit of a patriot
awoke, and through Napoleoni he pro
claimed his worship for Mazzini.Garibaldl
and the new leader of the people, Dcpu
tato Bovlo, "grande filosofante, grande
poeta." Of how he desired to help the peo
ple that things might be "tranquillo— felice
. — moderato— paciflco." Of how he loved to
I speak among them. Of d'Annunzio, great
poet of a new school, not yet accepted by
his country, and a reformer of the first
magnitude. I confessed a reading ac
quaintance with Mazzinl, and he shook
hands with me, to an admiration for Gari
baldi, and he almost embraced me. Irittle
Italy waved her flag, and doubtless, if
time had served, I should still be listen
ing to patriotic dithyrambs. After re
gretting that I could not comprehend the
sparkling Italian that Dado, regardless,
was pouring Into my ear, I took my
leave, taking thoughtfully under consid
eration Napoleoni's suggestion that It
would be nice to acquire enough Italian
"so can mak.e understand yourself."
With the recent American history of
the singer we are familiar. Mr. Leahy
heard Dado on Sembrich's flrst memor
able \isit here and then engaged him. He
has, of course, a wide Italian experience
and has appeared in St. Petersburg, Mos
cow, Vienna, Madrid, Santiago, Buenos
Ayres and other opera-loving communi
ties. Not in France, however, where, per
haps, Signor Napoleoni faultily translates,
"they are jealous."
about the basso In The Call, when with
many "grazias" the Binger thanked and
trustfully accepted me.
"Maestro Bartollni," wrote Dado, "cel
efcre baritono di Roma." *'I, too," he
said, proudly, then wrote, "nato a
Roma." So this handsomely voiced young
man- Dado's friends give him 29, his ene
mies SO years— an operatic youth, is a
noble Roman. — T '
He is a noble singer, as .we here well
know. He has a voice big, deep, melod
ious, that reminds .satisfyingly of De
Reszke, an eminently scholarly and ar
tistic method and a thorough If not
profound sympathy of timbre — that is,
however, steadily deepening. Those re
membering his work of last year -will
note this year a considerably increased
dramatic facility, a more agile Instinct,
more humor and greater freedom added
to his aforetime ample equipment. These
should tell valuably in "MeHstofele," that
Dado, with touching faith in my. Influ
ence, and the assistance of Signor Na
poleoni, requests me to say that "he hopes
very much soon again to sing in."
This brought up the matter of favorite
roles, and, after "Mefistofele," Signor
Dado owns to liking Marcel in "The
Huguenots," Don Carlos, Leporello in
"Don Giovanni" acd "Roberto il Dia
volo/'
"Very different, Roberto and the other
diavolo," I suggest, and Napoleoni, his
long, apt arms whirling like windmiHs,
laughingly accedes, "more devilish!"—
which is picturesquely explained to Dado.
"Mefistofele is more — more" — I t>egln,
with tempting hiatus—
"Like a gentleman"— the Interpreter
quaintly puts It.
Then, for my benefit, the singer re
called his first North American visit in
1898— he, like the rest of the singers, being
an old-time visitor in South America, He
came with Mapleson in '98, and created a
fctrong impression— -furore" Ifapoleoni
phrased it in New Tork, Philadelphia,
Boston. However, Madame Sembrich
heard him there, and approved him to the
substantial extent of engaging him for I
her opera company. The basso also ap
peared with Sembrich at "Carnaggia"
<Anglice Carnegie) Hall, in concert, where
his pure and finished style must have
made him very welcome.
I heard Dado last week, by the way in
a fascinating little programme at St.
Dominic's Church. He sang with the
nobility and breadth that characterizes
the best of oratorio work, Stradella'a
"Pieta Slgnore." "The Confutatls Male
filctis," from Verdi's "Requiem Mass,"
and tha "Pro Peccatis." from Rossini's
"Stabat Mater." Signor Dado has the un
vsual felicity to be equally acceptable In
opera and oratorio.
The British and the Germans can make their, schemes work together, for by connecting the
German lines through Sjria with -British lines in India it would be easy for the two to form a
great through route to compete with the Siberian road. Neither of them, however, could very well
arrange a profitable combination with Russia. Hence the desirability of establishing friendly re
lations between the two opponents of Slavic control, of Asia. : .
The Shah's visit to Europe is not a mere holiday. He is there to do high politics, and it is
likely that "something is doing" every day of his stay. It .will require great tact and firmness on
his part to maintain his independence, for the three powers now bicjdjng for his favor are quite ca
pable of settling the question by dividing his country among them without asking his permis
sion. •; ¦ ' ¦ ' , ' '
The appeal of the association comes at an opportune time. There is need just now for a
clear understanding between the British and the Germans with regard to Syria and to Persia. It
is stated that the Russians are seeking to compel the Sultan to appoint as Governor of Syria a man
who will be subservient to Russian influences. Now it happens that Germany has large railway, in
terests in Syria and that those interests conflict with Russian railway schemes. It is the aim of
both parties to get an outlet on the Persian Gulf and incidentally to control Persia. Great Britain
also has important interests with respect to Persia, so there is a triple game to be played in that
part of the world.
Oblate there has been, a good deal of ill-feeling between. Germany and Great Britain, and
*tj[te "animosity has been carried so far that it has been deemed-. advisable in Germany to
f organize an association to combat- it. The association recently put forth an address on
the subject and warnecT Germans "against the folly of cherishing ill will toward the Brit
ish, the argument being that a cordial understanding and, mutual good will is * necessary t between
the two great branches of the Teutonic race in order to prevent the. Slavic races from obtaining an
undue predominance in Europe and Asia. ' ,\ ..- • <-j *. '..-¦
IJPKCHS FER,SIA3Sr QUESTION.
The announcement of his death dwells upon the vexations in his political life as a member
of the Reichstag. Let it be remembered that his* conflict with the political rulers of Germany was
caused by his conviction as a philosopher, that the. great physical power of that empire would be
better devoted to the prolongation of life by education and sanitation than to its destruction by war.
Virchow's last appearance before the assembled scientific representatives' 'of medicine was at
the session of the International Medical Congress in Moscow in 1897 to read his paper on."TheCon
tinuity of Life, as the Foundation of Modern Biological Research." Before that assembly were princes
of the house of Romanoff, brilliantly uniformed generals, the masters of strategy, and with splendid
records as the destroyers of armies in battle. .But Virchow, the conservator of life, the promoter of
longevity, the conqueror of pain and suffering and sorrow, was the hero of an occasion which
seemed to have been made for the sole purpose of expressing the honor in which he was held by
a profession that he found learned in the cure, and made powerful in the prevention, of disease.
Past four score he lies dead, the greatest man of his time. The human race, owing to him
the lengthening of, life, uncovers and stands reverently in acknowledgment of a debt it can pay
only by cherishing his memory. When he discovered that disease is a change in the living cell, and
developed cellular pathology, and; going, further taught that" there is a specific and preventable
cause of the cellular change, while he did not grasp the power to create life, he mastered the power
to prolong it. Over the mystery of the origin of life no man may ever shed. the light of absolute
knowledge. But who shall say that the power to prolong it is secondary to the; power to create?"
When he began, medicine had no' future, in the sense of progress beyond the study of weap
ons to fight disease when developed. But he surveyed and opened to it a field so vast as to stagger
the imagination. His work was in a laboratory with a microscope. Helmholz, Koch, Pasteur and
Niessen followed where he led. He took upon himself the responsibility of obsoleting a large part
of medical science'as 1 he found it and of replacing this with a'bpdy of scientific principles so large, so
dignified and so necessary as to require the rewriting of libraries and the abandonment of lore that
had all the strength of tradition and practice to sustain it. : Medicine had stood still. - It had failed
to comprehend the significance of Jenner's .discovery of vaccination an<$ had treated it much as
Pliny Secundus had the' origin of life. Virchow delved in minute things. He found the specific
origin of diseases. He differentiated the bacteria and \yatched each species in its sinister attack up
on the citadel of life. Tracing these minute and malign organisms back to their own origin, he
taught the possibility of its extinction and touched there: the power to prevent disease by extirpa
tion of its cause. Laymen see at once that this did not eradicate curative medicine, for knowl
edge of the cause of disease and the preventive power with which that knowledge equipped the
physician armed him also for conflict with the developed malady. So Virchow equipped the profes
sion with the new power to prevent, and wonderfully enlarged its power to cure.
TT is significant that the announcement of the- death of Virchow is made at the same time as
| that of an increase in the average length of human life.
j .. Virchow was greater. than the rulers of men, greater than the conquerors of nations, for
•*- he led the world in a conquest 'of the mighty forces that attack and destroy human life. Up to
his day medteine was directed, as a science, to the cure,of diseases. It had developed diagnosis and
reasoned from symptoms, forward to cure. His* researches in histology, pathology and bacteriology
first enlightened the world in the prevention of disease.' As a biologist and anthropologist he
was without a peer. His study of life included the concurrent investigation of the preventable
causes which make it brief. All of our modern system of sanitation is founded ori his patient re
search and conclusions. . • <¦ ..¦¦¦.
THE DEATH OF VIRGHOW.
E. H. Sothern can find nothing to im
prove upon his Justin Huntley McCarthy's
play of last year, "If I Were King." He
will also add "Hamlet" to . the large
Shakespeare list of the year
ofe 3 .^ Hackett has a dramatization
Qt Winston Churchill's novel, "The Cxl-
• • •
Mansfield will • make "Julius
Caesar" his chef d'beuvre of the forth
coming season. Mr. Mansfield mysterious
ly prom:ses to play both the title role
and the part of Brutus, from, the view
point that in either part alone his public
may complain of not having enough of
him. Everybody is wondering how. he is
going to do it. Mr. Mansfield also pur
poses reviving "Othello" and "Timon of
Athens. -
I. T may be interesting this week to look
over the long list of good things the
atrical that New York will have this
season, and that we may have later if
Vwe are lucky. . ; " ¦ .-• h;
"The Theater," that has a particularly
interesting September issue, has a pictur
esque description of Mrs. Fiske's new
play, "Mary of Magdala," a scriptural
rirama by Paul Heyse, with the Magdalen
as its central figure. It will shortly be pro
duced at the Manhattan Theater.
Miss Ada Rehan will make her reap
pearance this season, most probably in an
arrangement of Meredith's vivid story,
"Diana of the Crossways."
Miss Julia Marlowe, at the Criterion,
will have several important plays. Per
haps chief in interest is the "Electra" of
Perez Caldbs, a drama" concerning the
Jesuits that caused a very lively time
down in Mexico recently and is responsi
ble for riots by the score. "La Reine
Flammette," by Catulle Mendes, will,
however) be her principal production. A
drama" by Henry Esmond, "Grierson's
Way," will be "tried out" and there will,
of course, be Shakespearean revivals.
Miss Blanche Bates, after a phenomenal
run In "Under Two Flags," will have a
new Belasco sensation this season and
Mrs. Leslie Carter continues In "Du Bar
ry."
Miss Viola Allen will have a new Hall
Caine play, dramatized from "The Eter
nal City," by Calne himself. Mascagni
has composed incidental music -to it. E.
M. Holland will impersonate the reigning
Pope and B. J. Morgan and De Belleville
are also in the support.
Mary Mannering will have a play from
the Clyde Fitch factory, its title yet un
announced. .
Maude Adams will revive "As You Like
It," "L'Aiglon" and "The Little Minis
ter," and Annie Russell continues in her
success of last season, "The Girl and the
Judge." Later, Miss Russell will appear
in Madeleine Lucette Ryley's London
success, "Mice and Men."
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, in spite of the
dreaded coarsening effect of the American
tour, will be in New York shortly and will
appear in the Garden Theater in "Aunt
Jenny," a play by "Dodo" Benson, and. In
Sudermann's new. play, "Es Lebe das Le
ben," translated by Edith Wharton.
"Monna Vanna," the censored Maeter
linck play, may also be presented by Mrs.
Campbell.
Eleanora Duse's visit will be among the
most lustrous affairs of the season. The
Italian actress will present as her chief
production "Francesea da Rimini," with
"CItta Morte." and others.
Miss Ethel Barrvmore has a comedy
called "Carrots," as the new season's of
fering. It is a last year success of the
Theatre Antoine in Paris.
Miss Blanche Walsh will offer an adap
tation of Flaubert's "Salammbo," done
by Stanislaus Stange. She has also an
other .-play by that passionate paragraph
er, Rupert Hughes, entitled "What Will
People Say?"
Pinero's much discussed" play "Iri3" has
been secured by Miss Virginia Harned,
who will give it at the Criterion, with
Hilda Spong and Oscar Asche In support.
. Miss Henrietta Crosman has a new ro
mantic play, "The Sword of the King,"
and may do Ellen Terry's famous suc
cess, "Nance Oldfield."
Mrs. Sarah Crowell Le Moyne has a new
play. "Among Those Present," by Glen
MacDonough; and Grace George will be
seen in a new costume play by Frances
Aymar Matthews. . a
NEW LEADING LADY OF
THE GRAND OPERA-HOUSE
STOCK COMPANY. ;
sis." successfully tried out last year la
PIttsburs. .
"Lazarre," Mary Hartwell Cather
¦wood's story, recently Issued In JThe Call,
haa been dramatized by Otis Skinner and
Aubrey Boucicault. Mr. Skinner will
shortly present the play.
"The Right of "Way." Gilbert Parker's
latest story, has been dramatized by tha
author for William Faversham, who will
present the play this season.
"Sherlock Holmes," that will be given
here shortly. Is "William Gillette's standby
for the season, rt Is said to be particu
larly stunning.
"The Mummy and the Humming Bird*'
is the lightsome title of John Drew's ve
hicle for this year. The comedy fa by
Isaac Henderson and comes with a solid
reputation from London. It waa to be
.produced on Thursday last at the Empire
.Theater.
¦ Stuart Rob3on has not been able to fil*.
cover a new play, but will add yet an
other Shakespearean, play to the tale la
a revival ojr "The Comedy of Errors." As
Bertie the Lamb in "The Henrietta" Mr.
Robson will also continue to delight.
"Monte Crlsto" James O'Nell will this
year be identified with a play to be adapt
ed for him from, the French by Harriet
L. Ford.
Another of Miss Ford's efforts will ba
exploited by Kyrle Bellew In "A Gentle
man of France." with which Mr. Bellew:
will go on the road.
Nat Goodwin and Maxime Elliott will
play again together this year, for the last
time their manager has decided. Their
play has not yet been decided upon, but
a dramatization ot "The Light That
Failed" and a new version, of Miss Ry
ley> play, "The Altar of Friendship,"
have been mentioned in this connection.
Again more Shakespeare, and this time
marking a. conjunction ot two stars Ions
shining together, Louis James and Fred
erick Warde, who will present "The Tem
pest." Mr. James will be the Caliban and
Warde Prospero.
- Martin Harvey, a new English actor,
who is hailed as Irving's successor, will
be one of the foreign visitors to appear,
Mr. Harvey was the lnspirer of Freeman
Wills in his arrangement of "The Only .
Way," and among other plays will pre
sent this, so fresh in the local mind from
Henry Miller's Sydney Carton. "After
All," "A Cigarette ' Maker's . Romance"
and "The King's Children" are in his
repertoire. Mr. Harvey is to "make an
American tour— that is not likely to mean
us, though.
Charles Hawtrey is another English
visitor, and will bring "A Message From
Mars," In which he won fame last season,
and "The Man From Blankley'a," a new
London comedy.
Only Gillette of all this list is booked
for local appearance, , but there Is to be
al3o that charming old veteran of the
boards, J. H. ' Stoddart. who will bring
"The Bonnie Brier Bush," in which- he
plays a wonderful Lachlan Campbell, to
San Francisco. -
For the rest one can only pray. < i
It isn't the girl who flres up quickest
that makes the beat match.— Chicago
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