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The Sari Francisco Calf
JOHN D. 5PRECKEL5. . . ......... ... Proprietor
CHARLES W. HORNICK i .. . : . ..;.... General Manager
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SAX FRANCISCO, especially the burned district, presents to the
casual visitor a spectacle of absorbing interest, for it has not
fallen to the lot of many men to see the rebuilding of a large
. city. Americans, as a general rule, are accustomed to accept as
everyday matters remarkable phenomena, terrestrial or otherwise.
They are not to be beguiled into expressions of surprise at any
occurrence, never so unexpected. 1 They hear with equanimity
stones of how large cities spring up as if by magic on barren plains,
for they know that the character of these hastily constructed buildings
is ephemeral, that they are mere expedients till allows of more
solid structures taking their places". /-But in San Francisco the reverse
is exactly the case, and- we have for the first time broken through the
axiom that nothing can surprise the American. A new city is
springing up fully equipped for the great battle of life. The tem
porary building in San Francisco is^merely an incident in our task
of rehabilitation, having been solely brought into existence for the
housing of goods till such time as the permanent home was built.
Class A structures of steel frame and concrete, while others of
standard reinforced concrete, are being erected with remarkable
rapidity in the district which fifteen months ago was covered with
smoldering ashes.
This extraordinary vitality has not only surprised people ignor
ant of' builders and buildings, but has elicited- praise from the en
gineers of foreign construction companies engaged here in rebuild
ing. They point to the work ; that has been done in California
street as a marvel of what can be accomplished within a short space
of time with Class A structures, and it must be;.remembered that
•we have labored under great difficulties. . -.'lndustrial' troubles, have
retarded and arc retarding our regeneration, but despite labor dis
sensions the palingenesis of San Francisco is not short of the mar
velous. There is. no city except San Francisco which could show
in one thoroughfare so many Class. A structures in the course of
construction as in California street, and among the many may be
mentioned the handsome building which the Sloss brothers are
erecting, also the Bank of California and the Halsey & Co. buildings.
This class of structures is not confined to one thoroughfare. The
same feverish vitality is noticeable in Market street, for on oppo
site corners are going up two enormous structures — the - Pacific
building at Market and Fourth and the Western national bank
building on the gore of Market and Ellis.
These two streets have been .singled out because they are
the great arteries of commerce. Market street naturally will main
tain her superiority, but California* from Kearny, cuts cfean through
the heart of the great commercial quarter and will always • fee our
most important thoroughfare. Property owners, however, on other
streets have been equally as . enterprising. Montgomery, Kearny
and Pine streets have equally as handsome buildings in the hands
• of workmen, while south of Market street, in Mission, Second and
t Third, are several fine. structures. The meaning of this is thatiSan
Francisco will in the 3 r ear 1912 have more Class'A structures in
portion to the extent of the fire district than any other city of- the
same size. And we must congratulate ourselves upon the fact that
the new buildings are being made as; absolutely fireproof as is pos
sible for human ingenuity. There ha's been no niggardly policy dis-'
played on these buildings. They are all "what. Class A means— first
class — and San Francisco five years fro'ni now; will : be able to make
~ a display of handsome buildings second, to jione.on the great Ameri
can continent. : ' -;- \u25a0';'..'.'
IF -Mr. Patrick Calhoun would assume a somewhat more concilia
tory attitude, itis not impossible that an amicable settlement of
the streetcar muddle might be. arranged. Mr. \u25a0 \u25a0 Calhoun . rritfst real
ize that existing conditions are satisfactory neither to his stock
holders nor to the traveling public. It is true that he is running
his cars, or some of his cars, but the service is deficient in many par
ticulars. According to the statement given out by the United Rail
roads they are operating with a force of about I,ooo men, .which; is
«less than haK the customary roll. The people are getting about-Half
fthe service that they ought to haveand the condition of the. cars as
{©•overcrowding in the rush hours is worse than ever.
Moreover, a considerable number of citizens are not riding on
the streetcars and they will not ride so long as the strike continues.
! Their money is just as good. as anybody's and there is a lot of it;
*' # Mr. Calhoun should do a little figuring and^count it up. His com
•pany is under no little expense keeping up fortified -boarding houses
1 for the men in his employ. Conditions are neither normal i nor prqfit- r
able. There will be no dividends as long as the strike is in operation]
The position is such that both sides .can afford to make con
THE embankment and control of the Colorado river is a demon- 1
strated success under the most trying conditions. The June
flood, on this tremendous^and uncertain' river was vhigherftliis
summer than all past records, but the levees stand; imprcg
. n able and without a flaw. The: river isconfihed to its former bed,
and under stress of the confining works has scoured the old channel
deeper than ever before. The conquest of the river is one of Hhe
\u25a0 most effective and remarkable examples of engineering' work ;eyer
' accomplished* in _ this country of achievement^ %
Mr. Harriman should have 'the credit. The government en
gineers said the thing could not be done: Mr Harriman bade His
.men get to work and do it, no matter what the cost. It has. been
A^en>s ; iiem^-A reformed hobo^jMCHicagqffia^fpiind a way to cure tramps of ' their lazy and
roving habits. "\u25a0 \u25a0>-".';-.\u25a0 /.• ..- ' '\u25a0 < ' l '^' r '" ;:. \u25a0--M^^
done: A great and fertile region is saved from. ruih'?jt^pecome a
factor in the prosperity^ of California. .;
It is indicated in the dispatches that the Salton sea is likely to
become a permanent feature. The^ existence of this newly- created
inland sea -iii the : ; niidst. of a,. desert will ;;give>'opportunitv for inter
esting study of climatology, under conditions like))' v. to jcaiise changes.
The higlilv desiccated ainof the ,'deSert* asHt was^before the creation
of Salton sea must naturally become saturated l .with. moisture _^ under
conditions of evaporation created by the' conjunction of an almost
tropical sun- arid : a" large 'body' s of >watei\ ; ..Raihfall,\ temperature :and
humidity must necessarily be affected :\u25a0 to a : considerable degree. * \ ...
IF the secretary of agriculture insists on; the^ rigid exclusion of
sulphur as a 'means ' for' bleaching dried fruit he will do serious in- :
jury to one of the most important industries of California. The \u25a0
practice of \u25a0sulphuring apricots and other: fruit has become prac
tically universal in this state, and ,the: -method /of its; application is no
more injurious : to theVfooH value of the product than MSr the practice
of sulphuring wine barrels ' to destroy acetic, geniis. , ,; Indeed, the ob
ject sought to be attained is very much the same. The sulphur is,
used chiefly as a germicide and incidentally, as a,nieans;tb r bleach the
fruit and make the color lighter. The sulphur does not.enter into the
composition of .the; product Xp' any TappreQiabie^c^cCrt^lt/iis^quiteJ
doubtful if a chemical analysis of; thej friiit;' would -shoyv anything
more than the faintest trace of sulphur. >\u25a0 . . . " ,
If it be asked why fruit growers cannot 'dispense _with sulphur,
altogether, the answer is that in open air drying some form of ger? 1
micide is absolutely necessary; and experience
is both '"effective and l inexpensive, without materially affecting ; the
food, value of the product. In a word, the condition is' this, that if
some germicide is hot permitted the open air, dried fruit industry of
California ibecomes impossible. " ; :. -
MlLES— Subscriber, City.J The fol
lowing, gives the miles of various, na
tions by- yards. , Multiply each , mile : by.
three and you /will; obtain: the number
of, feet:" English, and ' American," 1,760;
Scotch,' : 1,»84;,'." Irish, ';.2.24o;;.German,
8,106: Holland and ,"-6,330;
Italian, .- ' 1.706 : %\ Austrian"^ post.;. 8,296 :
Swiss, 1,952; Swedish and Danish, 7,341;
Ernest Peixotto Tells of His Work as Artist in the Old World
IF you .ask- me what I consider
" my real;' home ,1 should 'say 'that
, ray-, -heart V 'was In California,"
said : Ernest: : Pfiliotto^wtien- I
sought him j out in the* family home, at
Berkeley. "I adnil t It '-. looks bad ' that I
"have : hot been ' here. for.. three .''years
and a half, but-; it -is not because I
have not planned to " come : again and
again. Last year .our plans" for re
turning to\"California were : fully;; ma-*
tured. 1 when there were * developments
:in; myj* work f : that? prevented; me jifrom
leaving, "ItfisjsqmethlngVof la 3 .wre'rich"
f<jr : one, : ,who.;was|borh "here :,io "come
ba^ck andCeee ,the";Clty|;in^such' a'con-*
dition. I . have t. visited ; the , site jof* my
old ; studio : ihs Sacramenlo? street, , a : few^
doors iUp'f rom . Montgomery," and j It lwas
a , dreary ;; sight.*?,'/ On -^' the "jother^; hand,"'
there ; has '.been 'developed; such jalwon-]
derf ul ; spirit.- > So jmuchlshas Lih§eji|done
already.?;; It^ls *;rnore» apparent
|tosone t ;comlhgiherej i wlthf a'^freshfeye
f or ( ri the f* flr»t > r v tlme"^af ter^-the Tdisaster
than to"-,you ;. who 'have ; been -here^ all
the '*. tlme.i"'!--Therei. Is *\u25a0" such \u25a0 , a"; general
feeling? of foptimisnto/rThe^aniount^'ac^'
remembers f] the I storleas that twerejtold
Immediately.-^ af ter^ the \u25a0[ fire : of ' : howj it
would V- .take Vdozens^of years .^ only/-?. to
clear \u25a0 away Hhe '\u25a0'debris.': ;^ : \u25a0 " v ; '; ./.
: : l '.'For: the* last" IS/ years I have y been
iA Cure; for tramps
Answers to Queries
Arabian, I : 2,l<J; ; Roman,'-, 1,628- or ". 2,025;"
Russian ; (verst); 1,1 67 .' or a 1.537 ; Tus-'
canian, 1,308; Turkish, 1,826; Flemish/
6.569. -•\u25a0•:•:.-•- " : .•'• '\u25a0'-': \u25a0\u25a0
THE RIVER'.TINTO— W. T>.. City. It
is asserted that the .water; of thejKiver
,Tinto;\ Spaing hardens and 'petrifies .-the
sand :'6t its; bed. ;Ifia stone; is! thrown l
Hanna Astrup Larsen
In ;Paris more or j less I and iwe \u25a0 still j have \u25a0
a house';, at,, Fountaineble'au-\that we
keepVtd vgo back: to, .vbut^lc feel i. now:
that I{Want ; to; get; more' in"; touch;wlth
American ,; aft {and ; American . meni \ I:
believe (that] lt i would^be^good: for; me
to become more fclosely; associated 1 with
my 'Countrymen, , and *I ams sure'l^have
a , desire to •do .so. . - 1 have - exhibited^ InJ
New.-.Yorky and '-. have va-i studio -.there^ ;
which" l ' mean \to;returh to.'-'i';.^ I ;..';'» S *\u25a0'£
. / Peixotto's^biack t and white ' work .; is
familiar Ito J everybody,:: but : when 'ques 7 ;
tloned ' about*; his iwork ;" he % preferably ;
dwells J; on his [..'. painting. ;:in ; which^ he
has \u25a0won "recognition : more ,rece,ntly:
'Although^' the " t artist's illustrative -worki
has I . engrossed his
f orj manyr years I he; always -\ias pain ted l
more';or.Uees;';inyfact,l there -sis; In Tjthe'i
collection Jofithe. San i Francisco; instl-l
tutef of i'art * one \ of ihis; paintings ?da ted'
aa ; f ar^back"? aß;.lß9O^ an i interior^ called i
characterized. ;by "mellow f; color,^ arid
plalntlyeXcharm.^iThree t i years j ago !he
heldi'ati;. exhibition fof.? his \ paintings* jiv
this "I city,t i whlqh]i,will ;bet: r.eme'mbeired \
by ! m&ny 'art % lovers.' ,'-\u25a0 1 1 i was only^re^
devote i anyj consid erable . time] to !paint-1
his}> success,^ of i^which\; reports t have:
reached V San '-I, Francisco i from? time ":. to •;
timeViPelxottbj'; spoke iw^th unaffected'
pleasured; / ,\.{ „ f , C . * I". \u0084' ,- '..""".'
"I ; have had- some 'sood'.fortuneilate
'*$ Persoiial jMentioh
•-\u25a0| TVi^-FehnillJ .,6f -Napa. Is ,at the Ma
jestic* ;r-';:; r -'; : _\ : •' \u25a0: i r ?/A) '- '
Simon ,Vaile ot Denver Is at the Dor-,
Chester. ..,'.;'.
: :.'He"rrhan Cramer /Jr.* "of Sonora Is at
the,, Savoy .; ; ._-. #-."'. j^'.' : - ., *
A; K. 'Watson fof; Dundee, Scotland,
is; at ;the>' Jefferson. -
\u25a0Thomas C. Bern's, a grain merchant
of Seattle,, Is at the Hamlln..
'\u25a0•"\u25a0^yilllam-H/Magee of Pasadena is at
th'e' ; _;Majestic ;: f or J a lew \u25a0 days. " r f /-;. ;.
! ';/ '.W.* ;v.' Win is and wife of Boston ar
;'rived, at tli'e Hamlln ; yesterday.
I Cliaries Wier -of Los Angeles regis
.teredV yesterday .-"at .the • Fairmont.*\.:-/ :
\u25a0 Charles P. ; Scovil of New York regls
lerer * at : the , Baltimore "yesterday. :
'* .Frank'llf;Hehnigkn;'a railroad : man
from NevrYprk/ is at^ the; St.' Francis.
: F. ;£," McpioskeyVpf ) Reno ; and % E. E.
Wlls'6a'j;6f '• VaJLleclto, are registered at
the. Imperial.-^ , ,-, , . .. • .
/ -'ll. '-, \j.~ Shaf er, r advertising manager
of > the Santa .^Fe,. arrived at < the St.
Francis- frora Lios,- Angeles "yesterday.
'"R..'""'J.*'Hillegras'B of .tlfe ttreasur^ de->
p^rtnrentr one "of 'the 1 committee mak
ing tKe'annUal* report-on the' San Fran
cjsco""rnfiit, \ arrived •yesterday at th©
Dorchester. — - '""-\u25a0 ~' :
Into the river and" lands .; on another
stoned It' ; wini r: iri "' a-' few ; months, ' unite
wlth'ana become" 'a* 7 part; of the stone in
the^rlverri 5 If* is! a' river without fish.
§?£Ql£l QVES'ripNS- i -'rhis department
has u received a great, number of ques
tidns "aski n g" for . the .value 'of old Arne'r-^
lean coins. 1 .Questions ;.of this charac
ter'will,be [answered -by mail and'only
when^a'iself^addressed: and stamped en
velope' accompanies .the questions *\u25a0
J;^VICTORIA . CROSS— Subscriber. City.
.The/.'jVictoria -cross given " to .British
soldiers v under.y'"certain* : ; conditions «> is
made £of if captured . cannon "as far as
possible; ?fromJcannori T taken from.the
Russians "at" Sebastopol.* .
lahd, ;Cal.U ; The 7 first i White v House,
Washington,, D. C.', of '• which
there ' is •.; any '.- record was that -of * Miss
,Todd,; a ; relative by : marriage of ; Presl-;
dent-Madison. :- . ' -
ly,". he ; said, v' "My: exhibitions have sold
jWell]. and ;' my.' ; book,' . "By '; Italian : Seas,"'
\u25a0was 'something. 'of ;a: success,' so^natur£
ally" I ; am [very, happyj about \u25a0 It.' ; I , have
\u25a0 been * painting; always, i but* it was only..
lwlthln ; u they ast^twOi years F and a half •
; that ?I? had -*any;palntings. to' show,} that
\u25a0seemed worth , a* special^ exhibition. ;
..'.,;, "While -working in Italy on : my illui
tratlng, iiwasiyeryjmuch ; charmed 'by
the "fold /, Italian *. gardens, f ; and * I ;. began •.
ito h paint * them.V^These? were : exhibited
in : New,. York J during^the; winter '\u25a0? two
yeafs;agoland; 4 were;quite 'successful. I
; had 'only." abqui" 18 'but /..they
wcre*'all,:»_sofd. J. ; Naturally .yi < felt "very
> much, encouraged; and v l then. tried' to
i pain t ; some "'t P'rehch /gardens;' • which j I
Sthe^ following .with
similar.: . successful : -: results. So \l am
*going":tb jrkeep^on kwlth^i that-sllneXof •
) like ) the S old- gardens" not : only
ffor! ;their.» beauty.'jbut^for • their poetry
\u25a0 gestlyeness,'/.s Ii have J painted ?j many^! In
:the Vwarm Stones : of >the>later. afternoon ;
,w, wl t h a ' ruddy; glow pn , the"; trees. :\u25a0 Some
itirnea.l«have;done'them'in^the gloaming
''or^byinioohlight.'^i 'The;- shapes Yof ; -the'
•; trees i in ? t l the fc= Italian' •: gardens" are^-'so :
j picturesque.* Manyiof them show strong
Ivertlcal*^ lines,?* while 7 others;' are flat
jtopped.'f-glvirigZihflnite'Ji variety >to \u25a0 tho
f composition; x_ ln . color,: ; scheme " I try
\ tojkeepj my I pictures < modern," no j grays
\u25a0or tbrowhs^but " the, . preyaillng t S*colors,*
: greeh^ahd^ purplish : .blue'.V.- : . ,
'\u25a0>::\u25a0 "What :I: I Iwant itol do \ this summer is
to \u25a0 paint ; i near ' Monterey.', : * There are
American Students of Vocal Music
to Be Helped in Their Career
James Crawford
FOR; the American- girl with a
singing voice and no means to uti
lize It profitably these are days
of hope. It will be her own fault
and the music world's misfortune if
within a -twelvemonth she is not ac
quiring both fame and money.
To -help her along an "American
Bayreuth" Is to be established and
maintained. near New York by, Madame
Nordlca, and <f she would prefer to
make/ her debut abroad she would be
•helped by Henry :W. Savage, the well
known impresario . who Is starting a
bureau in Paris for her especial
benefit. .-." :
; philanthropic move of Savage's
owes its being to the fact that'of the
3.000 Americans now - studying music
in Europe not 5 per will ever re
ceive adequate * return s for their ex
penditure of cash and time unless they
are \u25a0 given the aid which he Intends \u25a0\u25a0 to
give. Under .present conditions they
find : themselves : face to face with a
situation "in- which the American girl
of good, honest bringing up Is par
ticularly handicapped. Either sha
abandons -her ambitions and makes the
sacrifice .of the labor and money she
has expended during years of study
or she is content with a small engage
ment in some obscure town where the
chances are- she Is. never heard.. of
again. . These girls are lost to the
American operatic stage;. nobody keeps
a record of them; nobody looks after
them. .\u25a0'.-'.:
Savage's institution will enable
American singers in ' Europe to have
their voices tested, receive. professional
advice and be otherwise aided for an
operatic career. Headquarters for the
enterprise has been opened at 35;
Avenue de l'Opera, where Herman
B'ellner Is in charge.
-• • •
Music artists already engaged to
appear, in San Francisco next season
under the Greenbaum" management are
Gadskl, Calve, \u25a0 Hoffmann. Carreno.
Kreisler, Kubeiik, Sousa and. his band
and • Walter Damrosch and his New
York' symphony orchestra of 60. i,
Gadskl will open ' the season, here
and after a brief concert tour she will
join' the Conried forces. . Her.engage
ment in San Francisco Is limited to
three- recitals. She is now. admitted to
be -the greatest of ;the .Wagnerian
prima' donnas, being, a much younger
woman than either Nordica or Terriinia
and; an' artist who has never,; been
known to disappoint an audience.
Kubeiik is booked to give two re
citals here next January.. , ! ,',
• • •
Dr. J. Fred Wolle,' who is Vesting In
the .Yosemite. announces that the -first
of the two special symphony concerts
to be given by the university.. orchestra
and Mr. and Mrs. Alexander, Petschni
koff.' the violinists, will take, place
Saturday ; afternoon, .July 13, in the
Greek theater. will return soon
and \ immediately, start rehearsals of
the program published, in The Call sev
eral weeks ago. ."..;. §B*3S
.. • y • •
"^ W.V H. Leahy. , who . will . depart next
week for . Europe, told .me the
day that he had: not definitely decided
to engage an 'Italian, opera company,
for, this city/, next , winter/, but thathe
would be -suMed by the conditions he
| In -Railroad' Circles
W. A. Bissell will, with a choice
party of friends, -retire to his beauti
ful home .at Lake Tahoe • over the
fourth. "The country ianever so beau
tiful as "now. 1 ; remarked the '- freight
traffic official. : "It is the "Season of the
year when nature is at" her best at
Lake Tahoe. and in my walks along
the lake 1 find exquisite and new forms
of "flower -life little' suspected -by the
person who simply goes to Lake Tahoe
to murder fish or to dance in. Bliss'
new"pavillon. : The' country for "me
over the 'fourth," he -said v as he began
to, dictate an explanatory' letter about
delayed freights.-. ' . . ,-. \ : '-<
. "Arizona; and New Mexico." " re
marked a well known- traffic official.
*'will soon see the greatest boom in
railroad bulletins: of any part> of the,
country. -'The "mining development' is
really wonderful, and though- little has
been said about it," still, lt is there, and
this makes the different railroads anx
ious to build into that territory." > A
big smelter is to^ be \u25a0 put upTshortly at
Florence. There'is a small one already
in operation at Dudleyville' 'which
ls : (sending products to : '" El '•'\u25a0' Pasc*.
and ..then -there- Is /another * to be
built, at Kelvin 'near .the famous
copper mine , known as- Ray. .'.' -This,
mine' .was 'acquired recently by
some English capitalists. ' The original
owners \u25a0 were "Englishmen and were" the
wonder and delight of all Arizona for
thelr^vagarles. They adhered to -the
English manner of : living and, I be
lieve,, built : some splendid dwellings,
where", .they..' lived most sumptuously.
They; dined every night in evening
clothes and it would have -been .death
to any. man on the premises if, after 6
p. m.', . he was not in fuy dress. The
footmen- were arrayed .in' gorgeous
garb^and the^owners, . superintendents
and : engineers . chased the elusive • coy
ote in scarlet , hunting : coats.* Copper
mining isbelng developedall pver the
territory and the opening : of , new mines
will hasten".the. work of "railroad -con r
structlon,- and? I >_ expect to see all- that
country ;;grldlr6ned ;;'-, with • railroads
within a few years.? / .V
some" wonderful .cypresses in. the ,17
mile :\u25a0 drive' and the, trees . and ancient
adobes X of .old *, Monterey ;\u25a0 ought \u25a0 to" ba
just ; as : Interesting as the : gardens\of
Italy. .The'atmosphere is almost Italian,
too," so /crystal " and clear. /
"I wish .1 i. could stay In -Calif ornl*
always, but, l feel that I must get ba?k
to'the east. , •I " may.: exhibit here, if 'it
should seem that there were an inte/esf
in ; such; things.' / The, Art .institute" in
Chicago has asked me to exhibit. there
in. the autumn and will, give me 9 room
•which': l can:flll as I. wish. At the same
time ;I am to give lectures/to the
students.. ">
- ''I^do'not want, to glveup/lllustrat
ing-rl enjoy -it and value oppor
"tunlties Jt:'givesi me, 'hut'l-jlo .want to
Justynow\ I 'am
.working i on", the j illustrations -'toY Edith
/Wharton's: new: book *;"A* Motor- Flight
Through-; France.* i ; It .'I? to come out
in' the 'autumn." '\u25a0 . /
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.-".; Among .Californlan/ artists in ;New ;
Tor k ? mentioned ; by }yel'xott6 is Wilbur
b«r of -portraits of 'political notables in
Washington, dividing his' time between
. that ;>' city,. ;New^ York and : Canada. 4
SpenceraWright ; i» doing book designing
:andihasjbeeniw#rklng.;forithe Century'
company. \u25a0: Gordon [Ross • has * been*; sue- *
cessful in newspaper illustrating.
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The San Francisco" institute .of art
has about -30 pupils enrolled in ita'
JULY 1, 1907
found In Milan, where the artists w««
to be ««ourf«d. He was inclined to
think that the season was too far ad
vanced to secure deslrabl» talent tor
the. coming season, as most of it n*a
already been booked, and said that h«
did not intend to take the pecuniary
risk of bringing inferior «lng«r« to
San Francisco. v \u25a0 ,
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,-We are likely to have good Italian
opera, however, whether? Mr. L«ahy
provides it or not, for Mario Lambaxdl
and Slgnor PatrUi w^nt to Italy several
weeks ago to organise a company for
San Francisco and advices received
from them were to the effect that they
had obtained option on some excellent
voices, amons them that of Teiraa
zini. It Is understood that If bo house
nearer the city's center.' for the opera
season the Chutes theater would be
rented. HPBHm
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Nathaniel Roth, business manager of
the San Carlo opera company. ha« writ
ten from New York that ;he has taken
steps to Incorporate the organisation
which is. to make another transconti
nental tour next season. Henry Russell.
the impresario, has " gone to Italy to
sign new. artists, and Constantino," Niel
sen and Nordica will be retained Nor
dica, however, who is one of the heav
iest stockholders in the enterprise.-* will
not join the -San Carlos. company until
after her engagement with the Ham
mcrsteln Manhattan company :. -. has
been filled. The plan of.maklng'*3 the
maximum price for a scat will be fol
lowed again, i
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Contributions to the Fritz Scheel
memorial fund in Philadelphia bava
been received from friends of the dead
I composer and conductor as far west, as
-this city, among: the San • Francisco
subscribers being- Mr. and Mr*. F. T.
Sully Darley, W..L. Dubois, Mrs. E. K.
Davis. Arthur Peterson. Mrs. G«orga H.
Roberts. William H. Staake.'Mrs. T. S.
Shoemaker. Mrs. Philip L. Spaldins and
Mrs.' Anna yon Meyer Unck. ._, .
The fund to date amounts to $3,000.
and the" additional $1,000 required for
both projects -connected with this m»
i morial fund probably will be made up
shortly. ; As the, bas-relief , portrait has
not bo unveiled until March 13,. 1908.
, the anniversary of Mr. Scheel's death
and the last afternoon concert of : the
.'year, the committee has no doubt that
the sum lacking will be contributed
;before«that time. ; -- : .
: '"•Octavia Broske, a San Francisco girl.
...who had,* the. prima donna, role In "The
'Sultan , of. Sulu'V last season, has 'been
.engaged for, a prominent role In "The
' Prince, of Pllsen" for next year. \u25a0
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Violinists with mannerisms might
;'•: well emulate _ the \u25a0 example of : Francis
;.MacMlllan, who" surprised a large audi
ence at Queen's hall. London, by having
the lights turned ,out. as. the* concert
began. His object, he explained.' was
.to concentrate the attention \of - the
'audience on the artist Instead of on
• 'themselves. >.'" '
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"Ladies study the fashions at con
; certs instead of -the music." he Jaid. "I
\u25a0 Intend to repeat the .- experiment in
i America. Perhaps I shall meet \u25a0'with
opposition, but my aim is to establish
r artistic sympathy between the audience
> and the performer.
I In the Joke World
. Late Arrival— Who: is that man over
there. Mrs. Upmore. that everybody ap
pears to be so eager to mtet!
\u2666 -Hostess — Is it possible you don't
know? That is Mr. Percollum, the man
who wrote a short story for a magazin*
without putting: an automobile in It.—
Chicago Tribune.
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Skurry — No. , sir, H*ve , never «een a
successful man who talked. too much.
Skidd— Hold on. Do you see-that
prosperous looking? fellow just. crossing
-the- street? Well, -that, man, is urorth
$100,000, and he completely -disproves
JTo^f so?
"He'a a \u25a0. . barber.**^ — Cleveland Plain .
Dealer. * ' -
?. ' *.':•.
; "Can you look me ' In the fae© and
deny " that /you married me for my
money r* I •••• .. .
•"?\u25a0 "Nope; I miarht deny It; but I can't
look you in. the face and deny It.*'—
-Houston Post.* x • .
"Where is your automobile depart
ment?" asked the man enter Ins the biff
department store. ; . ' • .
\u25a0* "Follow your nos»," replied 'the clerk
near the door. — Yonker»- Statesman. -
"Two 'souls with but a'«inKl«" thought.'*
Were Bess and Gus:, but, bless us!
By just one look at Gus wsra taught
The single thought Is Bess. *
— CathoHc Standard.
Nell— Yes. she said her husband mar
ried her. for her beauty. 'What do yoa
think of that?,. /.
\u25a0 Belle— Well. . I toink h«r husband
must feel like a wlcfower now.- — Catho
lic Standard and Tines. ' .; .
* • ,•"'•'*\u25a0
'"This straw," laid the' hatter, *Mg
really better than a Panama, and It's
particularly suUed to a short man."
"What's the price of. It?" asked Sawd-
."Not muclyJ "That hat \u25a0 won't do. my
friend, for a man as short as I am!"—
Philadelphia Press.
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summer session. Theodore Wore* has
charge of the life classes; John A
Sfanton teaches drawing and sketching
«nd M.Earl Cummlngs has charge of
department, of modeling. Eugene
'Neuhaus^ teaches the. Saturday classes
and^Miss E. *D. King and Miss Jane
McElroy alternate as assistant In
structors. t
Among the more noteworthy pictures
acquired recently' by the school is "The
Gladiator" by the French artist La
Parra, lent to the school by Jules
; Pages. Pages' picture. "A Corner of
the Studio." whichjit was feared had
been; seriously injured by being cut
out of its frame, is uninjured except
for being shorn "an. inch ooeach sid«
and again occupies Its place In th«
gallery of the school. m the
-Secretary Martin laments th* !«•\u25a0
ot .the school library of which ht s^y*
nothing .remains ; except one volume ol
Audubon's -bird > pictures. 1 HoweVr
there is no lack of room in tne building
,for,:the,acqulsttlon of a n « w collection
and presumably, no lack of frlSi witS
a lively.senseof^the necessity of an ii r t
• Institute of Vgood library.
::< Arthur Mathews is; working on t~o
more of.-; the 'J group of 12 % picture"
Vwhich he ; is \u25a0 doing for ! the oikland h"
ThlT* F k. U w Rre alr «a<»y completed.
The two which arc under way at present
bel f ng to a series of.four pfctures show'
jng; the various stages of wheat, bezia
nlng with the sowing;. - •> -

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