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Padovani Repeats in "Traviata"
Her Triumph Scored in "Lucia"
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ADrUXA PiPOrANI OF.JHK MIU.V GRASD OI^ERA COMPANY, WHO REPEATED
LAST MGHT IN "TRATIATA" TJtE TRICMI'H SHf: SCORED IX "IXCTA."
James Crawford
• 'It was Padovani « flight; •»\u25a0'. '<
There were other capable people In j '
\\re cast of "Traviata;" but so much j (
ucre they obscurpd'fey Padovahi's bril- [ (
llance as Violet Va that they appeared!]
like so many tallow dips flickering!'
within ihe focused- glare of a search- | ]
lifht. ' - -•' \u25a0. .\u25a0„ ."
ScßJncelV leijr captivating than " her'j
Luoia : and decidedly' more magnetic i ]
than her <Jilda was the diva's vocal *nd j ]
histrionic portrayal of the tv- • !
berenlar deml-mondalne storied by j '
*J>umas and given a musical setting by j :
Verdi.- While the physical amplitude | J
cf the artisX could not be disguised
sufficiently to make her "look" ideally I
consumptive, li«r!cctlng- was. indicative
or an intelligent conception of the char
acter and an ability to graphically ex- ]
pr«?fcs its pathetic " phases. And her !
singing — well, I have not heard it ej£ ;
"celled as an applause winning appeal [
.tor many a day. *_ .
In the sparkling music chatter of the
first act. while .the merry throng !
clinked glasses and warbled small talk. -
Padovani shone rather modestly, and
• her first duet with Alfredo — the Ar
mand of the play — was not especially!
impressive. But when he departed and I
phe had the stage all to herself sha
.•enthralled by her execution of the
'vsempre Libera" aria.. Such control of
colorature. such trilling and running
. and accuracy of staccato — such tor
. rents of glittering sound — have been
friven us by her only when she sang
tli* mad scene in "Lucia." When she
rested the house thundered its admira
tion.
Interchange of comment accompanied
tlw handclappjng.- "She'B . as greal as
" Sembrich,"; asseveiiat'ed-on« xsonnoisseur
who had paid considerable j money* tw
liear that artist sing the same music
half a dozen years- ago. And a gray
haired* critic muttered, **She"s almost
rs great as Pattl once was."
"When the plaudits subsided suffi
ciently to permit Padovani to resume
licr work, which was partly in duo
with the invisible tenor, she took a
Vocal flight that spellbound the hearers
while it continued and provoked them
to almost frenfcied approval when It
was finished. Ascending with velvety
emootliSefcs to the'higri F note, she'held
" It without hint or falter until the thral
dom of her audience was complete.
Then she abruptly stopped, smilingly
"bowed and tripped away— to be" re
called again and again. Parola, who
eang Alfredo, was generously dragged
out by her on each , responsive. appear-
I-nce. -:,l'::~ " ; ' : . "•\u25a0'\u25a0 _
Throughout^ Jthe succeeding_scenes<^
hbse sad "Camillc" scenes that cause
he -. Alcazar 'triatSne-e- girls "to silently
hed tears;'-and dampen tlieir chocolate
reams — Padovan! was entirely equal to
11 the exactions of her role. Those
f her predecessors !n the part whom
have se>.rT —^and" the list includes both
rmbrich and Patti — allowed their at
ention to be almost monopolized by the
core. Padovani did not do that. Thor
ughly conversanTr'with-the .music, -she
ras able to attend-to Its dramatic re
[uirements. . , . 'j £*
Parola again Impressed me as a-very
tseful tenor. After his good work as
"urridu the prevlous~evcning it was
lardly to be expected "that his; Alfredo
vould rise above the mediocre, but it
vas much higher than that. With a
ess brilliant "foil" than Padovani his
fforts would have achieved a real hit.
2ven handicapped by comparison as he
vas, he labored so conscientiously as 1 to
yin admiration. His voice was ade
juately powerful and sympathetic," ana
he acted with nice discretion.
Arcangeli, as Giorgio, and ilaucerl,
as Grenville, were competent, and the
minor roles fared fortunately. The
staging and costuming left nothing to
be desired, except by the finicky ones
\u25a0who never seem to remember that
Signor I^ambardl's- -prices of admit
Bearing f <^^^S
the name c^k?%w^£yf
I the guarantee of the , I
I French Government iSJLE^^^nl
I for absolute purity. >2lS§i^!?
j Natural AlkaKnc §3|iK'
k w\ old 'i^sii**2' £^
I DYSPEPSIA and cures JiSlttdTSj
I GOUT »nd INDIGESTION fc^^g^a>
1 Ask your Physician^
tance are less than half the prices Herr
Conried used to charge!
With a tenor, equal to. Caruso and a
contralto of average quality the Milan
company performances would come
pretty close to being as good as most
of those for which i*an Francisco has
paid $7 a seat. This is written ad
visedly. • . v
Jaechia's handling of the orchestra
was surprisingly pleasing in view of
the fact that, like Parola. he did some
strenuous work the previous night. The
chorus, too, showed more alertness than
it did in either "Cavalleria" or "Pasr
liacei." though the Verdi libretto does
not call for as much diversity of group
ing as either of the more modern
operas.
The double bill is to be repeated this
evening, with Ferrabini instead of Gon
zales. who is incapacitated by a throat
ailment, as Santuzi in the Mascagni
opera. "La Boheme" will be sung in
response to popular request tomorrow
night, with the ?ame cast that made it
such a charming performance last week.
MUSIC LOVERS TO HEAR
MODERN FRENCH OPERA
Believing that San Francisco music
lovers will receive modern French
opera with as much enthusiasm and
pleasure as they have the music of the
German and Italian schools, the Cafe
Francisco, 884 -Van ..Ness 'avenue, wilJi
give a Massenet concert on the even
ing of September 27. The affair will be
under the direction of Herman Heller,
the well known local violinist and di
rector. . . <\ •
Massenet first came int,o prominence
In. 1865,. when his "La Grande Tante."
presented at the Opera Comique, Paris,
brought him to light as a composer of
promise. Since that time he has worked
assiduously and today his operatic
compositions are recognized as being
the highest in the field of modern
French opera. He was a" personal
friend of Sybil Sanderson, the Califor
nia singer. : ....
The program at the Cafe Francisco is
well chosen and Is brought to a conclu
sion with the famous overture from the
ballet "Le Cid." i It is as follows:
Overture. "Phedre"; Intermezzo,
"Aragonaise": "Don Caesar de Bazan";
"Last Dream of the Virgin,*', and scenes
pittoresques. which include; "Angelus,"
"Fete Boheme" and the overture from
"I,e Cid.". - '. -. . .. .--\u25a0-\u25a0"\u25a0• \u25a0 \u25a0:- \u25a0 r ? ?^
SAILORS ESCAPE TRIAL
FOR A WHISKY FIGHT
Commissioner Heacock Declines to
•Put the Government to Great
Expense for Petty Offense *
Pfter Ju»t«nsen and Thomas , Burta,
meniberj of the crew of the whaler
KvlchfcH; were discharged from cus
tody; yesterday by United States Com
•mlssioner' Heacock, after a :;• hearing on
the charge of having assaulted Captain'
M. Peterson - on the. high seas during
a voyage from Alaska to San Fran
cisco. It appeared that the mon on re
turning to the ship from shore were
drunk and had" a bottle 'of whisky with \
them, and that when the captain .took
possession, of the bottle they tobk.it
away from him by force.- Judge Hea-'
cock said that a fine of $25 each would
be ample punishment, but that it
would be idle \ to go-to the expense, of
taking the men before the grand Jury
and trying them, before a petty jury.
.NOTED GUEST AT STANFORD
STANFORD XTNIVERSITY, Sept. 25 —
Dr. S. Aneeraki of the Imperial'univer
sity of Tokyo was a gruest heres today.
He attended the classes in tbe philoso-'
phy department and later had lunch
with President David Starr Jordan. Dr.
Ancgakl'is one of the best known
scholars of Japan. He is on his way
to France. -'
EVE IVJURED BY CHEMICAL
BERKELEY, Sept. 25.— A flying
splinter of .sodium- sulphide came near
destroying the sight of Charles Gilinan,
assistant in the ' department ' of chem
istry in the University ! of . California,
when *a small piece of the burning:
chemical lodged in his eye and fastened
itself -In such a" way that he was un-'
able to -remove it. ' ,
R. H. JURY GETS ; PLACE
SAN MATEO, Sept. 25.— R. H. Jury,
city clerk, assemblyman and former
editor of the San = Mateo Leader,, hag
been appointed superintendent of the
printing department of Whltakar : &
Ray, stationers: and printers, in San
Francisco. Jury will continue to live
here. . . . _
LEAVES ESTATE TO WIFE— The trill of the
late^ HnghlHn^dles|on," who.w«B _comjpo?p<l with
'the 'Great Anierleta te»" lmportini company" vras
ei^-d lor probate , yesterday. », He -died ,on ; Sep
tember; X>," le*Ting*.an' estate rallied" at about
$100,000. - The rretter part of this be deeded
to , hie wife,' Loulw, M. Hnddlft f on. \ before dvatli.
sir U the «ole d*Ti»ee the 'will. \u25a0
O^-rSAfelraAifrCT^^
CONDUCTOR OF RUNAWAY
TRAIN IN NOW MISSING
Disappearance of Man Who
Is Blamed for Cajon
FRIGHT CAUSES ERROR
Cutting Out of Caboose Left
Engineer Powerless to
Check Speed
Special by Leased Wire io The Call
! SAX BERNARDINO. Sept. 25.—Con
ductor;'J. A. Merrill of the runaway
(train down the Cajon grade, is missing.
Developments of the terrible wreck in-
Idicate that Merrill made a graveerror
In cutting off his caboose froth the
runaway train, as the ; act broke the
air line and caused the train to lunge
forward with Increased speed. It is be
l!e\p.j that Engineer Stratton could
have, controlled' the. engine and 38; cars
sufficiently to keep the "train on- the
track had not Merrill, becoming fright-,
ened, cut off the caboose. His only tea-;
lirnony was before the coroner's- Jury,
when he said that he was badly fright
ened when he saw the air used up by
the indicator in the. caboose." and after
he had crawled out on the top of the
flyinc train and set • as many hand
brakes as he could he crawled back,
clinging to the footboard. After set
, ting the brakes in the caboose he pried
out the pin and the train snapped the
air hose and plunged away.' The ca
boose Afterward drif led, slowly , down
the track and gently- bumped.t he tail
end of "the wreck. : .."\u25a0"
Merrill is believed to have gone east
on the overland Sunday .".night. Fla
evaded the efforts of officials to locate
him. The charred remains of Brake T
man Bryant and 1 those, of the two
Cholos have been recovered, but the
remains of Brakeman Ray iare still
under the heap of debris. Brakemen-
Ray and Bryant, although . not badly :
hurt in the Avreck, were" burned alive
before the rescuers could reach them.
Dictionaries Are Returned
by Board of Public Works
Casey and Aigeltlnger^ Say They
Do Not Need Luxuries
- A bill for $79.20 for four dictionaries
furnished to the board of works was
returned to that body yesterday with
a notification that the last supervisors',
finance committee had refused to sign
it. Commissioner Eagan said he. .would
pay for his own dictionary." but Casey
and Aigeltinger said that they had no
use for such -luxuries, • so three of the
dictionaries will be sent back to the.
dealers, the fourth having been placed
in the secretary's ofnee.
The fire commission, requested that
plans be drawn for fire engine houses
in Bufli and Sixteenth streets* and the
request was referred to 'President
Casey. -'
Robert J. Loughery was appointed
secretary of the board to succeed I^ouia
Levy, who resigned after three years'
service. - \ ...-•'
The board appointed some 200 labor
ers and pavers In the work of "street
repairs under Superintendent Broder-.
;ick. \u25a0 Commissioners Eagan.and Aigel
tinger, who had not been consulted
about the" appointments. r said '\u25a0 they
would Hlte to be furnished with copies
of the list of names. . •' v - r
Bids were invited on "Oct6ber fl for
the building of the Bay View school
house at a cost of $119,000. ;
LUTHER WAGONER HAS "
VAST AMOUNT OF DATA
Was Sent Abroad by Federated Com-
mittee on Harbor Improvements
and Is Expected Here Soon
.Luther TVagoner, v.-ho . was '. sent
abroad by the federated committees on
harbor improvements 1 and w' 10 expects
to be in this city on September . 29,
has written the following letter to
Thomas Magee regarding his work:
Dear Mr. Magee: Since wj last letter I bM(
tp.en Son Mi a nip itoa. London and Llrerpool,- and
arrired !n Neji- York September 7, There I
wont arourt»rlln» inland, and a!»o visits Phila
liolpliifi. Atlantic C'lly. Baltimore- and Washln?-'
ton and came -here and paw the p«rt. Icallpd
up«n Muj-or Johnson, also upon -T. E.: Burton,
chairman of the river and harbor and also chair
man of - President Rooserelf « \u25a0'; new : rlrer otMn
mission.- .Boih of them werphcej- with politics
and were- able to, spare me but a. few. m lutes.
I have agreed to meet Burton In St. Paul -next
week, where" the ootnipi^eicn aniombles before
making: the trip down. the. Mississippi.' He'snld
hp would like :rery- much to tqlk orer .njy.'.lrlp
to.Knrni>e. alro to hear my rlews about; a ses
sion In CBllfonila, He told me: that- part of. his
examination In F.uroi»e was printed and- gare me.
data hoT,- t>>. procure the name -on
RoosctoH's order of September 8, while In Wash
inieton. I ordpred a larre amount of hnrbcr data,
monthlj- (wjtular reports *ent to San Frnnciaco.
I expect to 'upend -two or three days in Chicago,
and Oal Brodle. tvbo ; was major, of '\u25a0 tb^vßoujrh
Riderf. who Is an old friend.' .- wants ;me„ to
spend a dny or «o with him at the nijlltary post
there. Then I will come home about the. 2oth,
bringing a 'Tast amount of da tn,; maps, plans,
photos-a-nd "5 lantern slides. The -literature fs
tn six languages. Yours sincerely. • • '
LUTHER WAGONER. i
ARRANGING A RECEPTION
TORREAR ADMIRAL DAYTON
Commercial -Organizations on Both
Sides of the Bay Will* Partici
' pate in \u25a0 Program
A. meeting of t the presidents and sec-,
retaries of all the San. Francisco, ;;Oak»
land, Berkeley and Alameda^ commer
cial organizations has been -called for
3:30 this afternoon, at California build
ing-, ' Union square/' by^ ;the/v California
Promotion committee, for the purpose
of arranging- a program! of .reception
and entertainment for V Rear, Admiral
James H. "Dayton, ' commodore": of the
Pacific squadron, ..who _\wlll\ arrive, in
a day or, two on the^flagship -West;.Vir'-!
ginia. The exact: time of his * arrival
will be learned "-. by -the California 'Pro
motion committee by ''[_ wireless . tele
gra'ph,,and it; is" the,. intention to have
a committee •, from . the local
tions go" out "in a tugvand meet : the
flagship and learn from the admiral
his wishes in regard to; the matter.
The program as .decided :,upon* at the
meeting r^this ; afternoon s. will 'be ; pre
sented to, him for \u25a0 his approval, and his
desires will be acceded :to by the or
ganizations. ; \u0084
CONDUCTOR EMBEZZLES FARES
~ .William .- A: Nugent;/ cashier in the
United Railroads ,ofßc"eV\at 7 J.Turk^ and
FiUmore streets'.f; obtained a '-warrant
from Police' Judge teller yesterday for
the arrest : of J, \Vtf:\ Daly.% a 1
on a charget of mlsdemeanor.iembezzle
ment. It is alleged- that Daly/ohsSep
tember^ 11. disappeared ls , with {$30.26, v the
of fares he^had icollected on
thjat-day.- '\u25a0 '[\u25a0<,/ -i" _[ r ._ \^-'[ ;' v : \u25a0'. [/-.-'
LOSES niXG '"• AND COIN
Joseph; Kepper. proprietor of /a- cigar
store", at 1561 . Ellis ; street.^obtained v a
warrant.^ from •' Police k /Judge JCabaniss
yostercray/ for ;the >: arrest : ,of; Charles
Kramer'ohla^chareeVof fgrand' larceny.
Kepper 4*al 1 eges-i that { onj S§ptemb«ri 20;
while he* was- asleep, [Kfarneti^tole; his
'diamond', ring, valued at- 1200, . and
emptied the cash -register. ;- - \u0084 \u25a0
Plans Million E&llax Opera H
; to Be Center of City's. Art. Life
After, having been for many years the
only -"city. ' in "the United ' States where
light opera has "had a permanent resi
dence, San Francisco is about to. become
3porisbr .; foi\ a\ grand? opera; experiment
which, if i TV". L. Greenbaum's prediction
conics ';. true/- will bea year in and year
out- feature of 'this: "western:'- city's ar
tistic life. 1 Plans' are being.' made to
erect downtown a. $1,000,000 building
which will provide a suitable stage and
a sufficiently large; auditorium ,to,ac
cofnmodate scenery and cast and chorus
and! ballet- for the production of the
great tonal .masterpieces - of operatic
composition- and .-the crowds which, the
promoters have faith to . believe," will
provide; the silver sinews and golden
guarantee to \u25a0\u25a0make; the venture a com
mercial.as well as an artistic success.
, The. scheme has passed beyond the
stage of hypothesis, and >is more than
an Imminent possibility, according to
Greenbaum. who is one of the managers
of the;' Milan "qp'era \u25a0company , at the
Chutes. V Owners of lots suitable in -size
have submitted to ' him selling, offers,
and he has .obtained from various
source's pledges of enough -funds to,
place the project on a, sound basis..
f The plan grew out of the encourage
ment which the promoters of, the pres
ent operatic season have received from
the people,; of. -San Francisco, who sub
mit, to. discomfort and long rides in
order to listen- to the song ; ..birds who
are: interpreting the miXsic of, Italy,
where formerly the Orpheum leftovers
held forth in theblg barnlike Chutes
'theater.- \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0 - . -' v : " , : :.-.. \u25a0 -\u25a0- ;- :
; - This is the plan; being worked up. by
Greenbaumand his associates: A pop
ular, subscription .has been started, and.
incidentally, many signatures have been
Obtained to erect on a downtown site- a
modern theater and oince building. The
offices are to be let exclusiyelyto pro
COURT RULING SETTLES
CHURCH CONTROVERSY
Decision Affects Property
|| Rights Worth Millions
of Dollars
Special b}) Leased- Wire to The Call '
SANiJOSE. Sept. 25.— A con^roversy
that oegao in ; its religious aspecV in
the Cumberland valley in Pennsylvania j
early- in > the -last . century was legailyl
terminated in : the superior, court yes-^
terday. when Judge Hyland decided that
the Cumberland Presbyterian church of
the United States ! and the Presbyterian
church of the- United States are now
one organization.'. Incidentally, if the
supreme court * upholds the. decision,
property rights worth millions of :"dol
lars will be affected.
. P.ecauseof a- disagreement, with the.
parent organization the Cumberland ;
Presbyterian church was founded. -in
1810. -As- years passed the breach be
•tween the' two churches, gradually-nar
rowed and finally on May l! 4, 1906. there
was a formal reunion. Between 1810
and 1906. however, the general assem
bly of the*: Presbyterian- church, was
always recognized as the supreme, leg
islative and judicial body by both or
ganizations. > Upon the reunion being
effected ' it 'l* . claimed that -the • Presby
terian; churoh of the United States .of
America succeeded to all the property
rights and material Interests of \the
Cumberland V- Presbyterian
tions. But a militant minority who had
refused to agree to the union of the
churches made-: a' determined.' resistance
and on October 15, 1SO«, they entered
suit to hold title to the real and per
sonal property of the Cumberland Pres
byterian church in California. Houses
of worship, parsonages anrt' other in
terests in the' following towns in this
state became the property of the Pres
byterian church of the United States by
Judge Hyland's decision: .San Jose,
Fresno, Selma, Madera, Merced, Bak
ersfleld, Parlier. Stocliton, Winters.
Lompoc and Los Angeles. -. :
, \u25a0: ; .'•-'\u25a0\u25a0 — — ' < — :____—. -.'.
NARROWLY ESCAPE DROWNING
REDWOOD ClTY. "Sept.. 2s.— Edward
Han»en and William Tribolet had a
narrow' escape from death this morning
when their launch was run down by the
stern -wheeler- Ellen of the Frank tan
ning, company. Hansen .and Tribolet
are employes of the Alaska codfish com
pany. Whh difficulty "i they swam to
the banks |of - the creek- and made their
way "into Redwood, '^-e- launch sank
in 30 feet of v.-ater.;
NEW.M A N' CI.UB RECEI'TIOV
BERKELEY, Sept. 25."— Plans are un
der way., by : the Newma n club . for a re
ception soon, to , be: given .in the .new
clubhouse in; Ridge road.. It will be in
the nature of a house warming;. The,la
dles who form* the, -committees have
competed all arrangements for the
entertainment of guests. .
JCIR. riEKCK'S KrcjIEDIES \u0084
\u25a0^ That our .'American . forests^ abound ..ir*
plants which possess' thoinost valuable"
medicinal Vvirtucsis abundantly attested
by, scores _sti-the most, 'eminent medical
v writers and teacher?. ;Kven. the untu-
tored Ind i ans had d iscovcred ; the useful-
ness of many: native plants before} the
advent of the white race. 4 This informa-
tion, ' imparted freely to the whites, * led
the latter to continue investigations until
i to-day we have a rich' assortment of most
\u25a0Valuable American medicinal, roots.- .
'Qy <2> O
. Dr. Pierce believes that our American fort;
ests atibnind in most valuable medicinal roots'
(on the cur^f most obstinate and fatal dls-
eaAs. If w«»wsWd properly inyestiffate them;
anci l&^cjrariunwi or this conviction, he
poltHe'w 1 1 h prlcl^K^ fhf^ f ttnf.wt. n7»i*TPlfm^
coytry." wh)r]^ "r^TfiP --ttsolf tft h<> th«»
' iror. jiyart ]<*?*,[<; *i\\\(\ : regulator.' and ~ blood
cleanser knorni t£w?dlcal <ylence.- Dyspep-
I sla,: or indletstloh, \u25a0 torpid nveiviunctlonal' '
and even Talrul ar i and • other" affections of
the heart yield to its curative "action. 'Tbe
reason \ vchv it cures - these and -.many other
is clearlyjshown in^ a: little book:
of extracts from tbe standard medical works
which Is mailed free to any address by Dr. R.
V.' Fierce, of Buffalo. : N. V.. to : all sending
request tor th« 6tajo.
.-';;- ' '--s>;-' V_;'s>; --;'. -Cy.;;.
; :• Not • less tsarrelous, In •> tbe unparalleled
cure» It : is constantly : makiDC of woman's
many pocull ar affections, weaknesses .: and
d{str6fe|nc 4 derince merits. "s is^iDr; » Pierce's |
Farorlte\Prescrlptior»>Cas is ? amply attested ]
by thousands ofx^EbU(^<testiaionials con- !
j tributed byVchrtef ul | patlen« who r have been
'cured by It of_cfi|ti\rrhal t>pJt!^ ii rains. jpainruT
i pcrlo^v irrrgul irlUes. prplsr^us iand other
\u25a0 Ul^acemMits . jj«y<jTh I v£w«?a"kness.-'-_ujcer=
\u25a0 a4oo ol jiteruirTpd^lndrcd^iiecUonsTorTen
after many other advertised 1 medicines.' and
physicians had failed. ;f; f
•":' Both; the abovetnentidnftd' medicines: are
I wholly made up from the grl.vceric extracts of
I native," medicinal j roots. feThe processes | em-
f ployed- in thelri manufacture were; original
.with .Dr.* Pierce,? and <they, are carried on by
skilled. chemists and' pharmacists ;with- the
\u25a0 J aid :'of ! apparatus ; and *\u25a0 appliances -sogcially
desiimed I and jbuilf for ; this ; purpose7:>Both
i $ medicine* are entirely fres from alcohol and
; all other harmful; habit-forminar : drugs. :A -
sful) list of their ingredients .is printed on
seach5 each bottle- wrapper . - -\u25a0 '
fesslonal men and women associated
with the fine;arts,_such as; architects,
musicians.: painters, .literary publishers,
and j the '.like, making the building, a
center of 'artistic lifein.the community.
The theater, which^wiir occupy
tion ;of the structure, will^be^ devoted
threelmonths of theyear to light'op^ra?
put; on 'according tothe standards that
obtain iin Europe; t,tnree months -• to~
grand opera; and; the rest .ot v 'th"y""year
to high 'class : concerts and imported
musical attractions, such? as" symphony;
ibng,^violin and other, recitals/
v;" That the- idea. , is ;; r notj: chimerical,"
said rGreenbaumV. yesterday, "is ' proved
by,; the ready; response! of those whom: I
have approached. ;'. Many: thousands of
dollars* are already in sight, -actually
subscribed for the venture, -and I .-have
only begun to teat, the temper of. the
people. 1 "-. \u25a0\u25a0' .-'\u25a0>
/.'•'[t"was- planned, .prior to the-:flre,'to
erect 'such a building -and organize" a
pormanent opera :Jn ajperrria
p.f-nt home." .Enough money was sub
scribed :.. to finance the-, scheme -and it
would; have, been realized but for the
flre."\ I am .simply beginning where I
le,ft off. s and think that the 1 , patronage,
accorded by'- the people. of San Fran-;
cisco to .the attractions in the Chutes
theater sufficiently, indicates the feasi
bility of the scheme and ' the prob
ability^of its being profitable. One of
the - features of the project as
laid .out by"; myself and associates . is
to ; make ' the : building .-and the com
panies which 7 wi11 .: appear an lnte»fal
part of San Francisco's 'art llfej by
dlyidingthe capital stock of the'eom
pany-into;; ay large; number ;of shares,
thus , insuring a . multitude of stock
holders and a wide circle of interested
ov.*neis. It will be like the Metro
politan ; opera company 'of New York,
e.vcept- that; its management and des
tiny 4 lyilVSb'e in ; the,hands of many in
stead of *a few : share owners."-.
MAY EXPLOIT CHROMITE
DEPOSITS OF THE STATE
Only Active Mines in This
Country Are Located
in California
Special b}) Leased Wire to The Call
} WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.— Chromtte,
or. chromic iron ore. is used in making
iferrochromft alloys and, in eombina-.
ition '\u25a0•: with nickel, for hardening steel
for-armor plates, as well as for the
manufacture of . chromium salts for
pisments and. for other purposes, i
The only active chromite minejs in
the United. States are in California,
where "two mine? furnish a small out
put (valued at $1,800 in 1906), which
I We are not advertising yf TTr^^r^^
I ffe^^^p y to fool all the people— M. * x
1 iliiiiiii ou^ po'icy is and al=- 11^^1^1111
I liiilißI 1 ways has been — NOT- i^^^gj^^^g
\ liiiisiit^ GOOD furniture at lowjj I \
| >cgVo ff a a n^=X Extension Table $2450 \u25a0 ' ;
\ \u0084.-.And credit terms in- . Looks very plain 'in the, picture, but plain furniture
f . eluded in the low has,to be good. No "carvings" to conceal defective" you want.
1 price. • workmanship. Nothing but choicest woods can look
!; . >' HKe anything in a severely plain design.^
I 'C>^J^^y^^^\ Choicest quartered oak; perfect construction. Ex- {"^_^Sj^^^
111 1 ! We show an even score of matched j\
! 1 ™l^ 'fe dining-room sets. j" 'A
I 111 1^ V r Every one of them as fairly priced L
I -IJl^^^^fe^ V as this one. L.-_yL^
I Ij^C^^^^^K Arm PhAirt iirsP^^T^^?
I Iffe \ \ Diners $4.50 I j
•i ll^i //- V No, we cannot sell you better dining chairs than- ') if]
H 1/ - l V •€/- these. Higher.priced ones— yes. Better ones— there (j ,' U >
y !•'\u25a0 V ' " ] ; are none. \' | ?
l| , Full box-seat construction; choicest of straight- t r
f| J: v grained oak;"early English finish. , \ . U
I 1 , BIJILI)IN6 TC) L;E.ASE, 1
|| " 'About /November isth;we'will move. to our new building.on Market street.
[I ! £:lj Our ' building; ;'on \u25a0Howard \u25a0street will then be to lease as a whole or subdivided Make arrangements
--H : -' now.- _ri.:r> •-. -.:.\u25a0>'.\u25a0.- -\u25a0\u25a0- ; '--. A-- - - ' V "V~- --'-\u25a0\u25a0' '"'. \u25a0--'\u25a0;\u25a0 .\u25a0 \u25a0 -
'=\u25a0£ il^tFivest^ies and -basement, i(3b fe^^ontage on Howard streeVioo feet deep'to Natoma street Four
;H', : elevators.- Electric fixtures in place. Offices and fire-proof vaults."
TOBBAV BS BBVBBEMB BftV
I \u25a0'jjxffisA^'--ffi*iilß.Bys:;.
I-':': "'}-. \u25a0\u25a0' \- . \u25a0 '\u0084\u25a0"'' . ' ' -' '
; to every person who enters this store, whether a pur-
% chase is made or not.
Those who - begin to \u25a0 collect PRAGERS CASH
I STAMPS NOW will find the. burden of their Christrhas
j . purchasing much relieved-— in fact, it will be the means
of .securing^ many appropriate Holiday gifts absolutely
free.". ;*'
Such worthy presents as Clocks, Pictures,
Art Goods, Silverware, Jewelry,; Leather
Goods, :Toys, Gloves, Parasols, Millinery
and Men's, Women's and Children's Wear-
ing Apparel may be secured without cost
; , • through the medium of PRAGERS CASH
REMEMBER they cost you nothing— they are sim-
piy an inducement for the concentration of your purchas-
ing here.
START a BOOK TODAY
is used in the crude state for lining
copper furnaces. As mere than $500,000
worth of "chromium in different forms
was imported into the United States
in 1906,' It would seem that some of
the numerous chromlte depositstn this
country might be profitably exploited.
WIFE ACCUSES HUBBAXD
Mrs. Myrtle M. Lloyd. 2427 Sutter
street, obtained a warrant for the ar
rest of her husband. Norbart «E»ton
Lloyd, from Police Judge Cabanlss yes
terday. She accuses him of beins too
attentive to Mrs. Ida Merrltt, the land
lady, and say* that when «h« remon
strated with him on Tuesday she an«l
her three children were thrown out of
the house. Lloyd, she saya, has failed
to contibute to her support for the past
three weeks. , '
WANTS SEWER BTJII.T— Tbe . laflwide im
proT«ment club petitioned the •uj*r»i*ort r««
tfrtsj to orr>r the conitnwtlon of tb« Ocean
avenue «utl«f Btrvtr ander the bond irtue. \u25a0
STATE'S FLOOD WARNING
SERVICE TO BE IMPROVED
More Stations and Gauges Will 8s
Established on the San
Joaquin River
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
STOCKTON. Sept. 25.— Jamei A.
Scarr of th« state weather » bureau
cacne here Monday 'to appear before the
chamber of commerce and Invite sug- -
aestlonsi for bettering the service nt
the bureau during the flood period. At
the request of members \u25a0©£ the cham
ber it was agreed that more gauges
i and service stations b» established
along the San Joaquin river. The
i service was found to be valuable dur
; Ing the floods of last March and timrl>*>>
watnin? of approachtng high water
gave many businessmen and farmers
a chance to save much perishabl* .
! property.

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