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MEXICO CITY IS
DIRECTING HAND
IN CONFERENCE
Government Lending Every Ef
fort to Put an End to
Armed Rebellion
Rebels Willing to Forego Some
of Earlier Demands t_
End Conflict
__. Continued From Pace ,
trenches, battlement- of any nnd
all descriptions, on the repair of
railroad- or other military works
shall be suspended.
3- It shall be permitted to bring
In by way of Juarez nil provisions, ,
forage, clothing, medicine and
other necessities of life, without
payment of duty. Intoxicating
liquors are excluded from this pro
vision.
4. This armistice shall remain *
• In effect five days, beginning today
at noon.
B. Passes to and from camp shall
be granted to members of the Ma
dero family, peace commissioners,
those hauling supplies and'others
(Those legitimate duties require their
passage to and from camp. The
form of the pass shall be agreed
upon. „
General Made*- was the first to sign
the armistice-.. He placed it in the
hands of Oscar Praniff and Toribio
• Eflulvel Obregon, who rode on their
mission to Juarez. General Navarro
then signed an identical letter with
which the messengers returned to the
rebel camp. BranilT is a wealthy citi
zen of Mexico City and an amateur
sportsman and aviator. Obregon is a
leading lawyer there.
MEET l\ ADOBE HOVSE
The peace meeting began In the rear
of an adobe house on the banks of the
Rio Grande across from the smelter
on the American side. Crowds of sight
seers had crossed from the American
side and a guard was thrown around
the house and its meager, dusty
grounds to protect the conferees.
Finance Minister.Limantour and For
eiain Minister de la Barra are under
stood to be handling the government
side of the negotiations in Mexico City.
Late this afternoon, presumably In re
ply to telegrams sent by General Ma
, dero, a long message was received in
• camp.
. MADBKO- WIFE AT FRONT
General Madero has begun house keep
ing in a little adobe hut near a brick
yard, and there he and his wife had
their luncheon today on a box covered
with a white table cloth a few minutes
after the signing of the armistice.
ICadero said his friends and others
who are engaged in the peace negotia
tions would continue their work In an
'.effort to draft terms suitable to both
sides, precedent to disbanding the in
surrecto army if an agreement Is
reached.
All those interesting themselves In
the peace plana are jubilant tonight.
Jhe father of the lnsurrecto leader,
.Obregon and Braniff, unofficial repre
sentatives from President Diaz, and
others Interested In peace appear to be
lieve that a basis has been reached on
which there can be a settlement.
It Is stated that one of the conditions
of the disbandment of the insurrectos
will be that they be allowed to retain
their —that It Is not to be a sur
render, but merely a disbandment. Ma
dero la to. make the men a speech, a
farewell address, and they are. all to get
up and ride off to their work and their
homes to await the return of prosperity
that all confidently expect Is to come to
Mexico following the agreement that
undoubtedly will be reached within the
.next few days.
.*" It. Flores Magoon, socialist leader,
.who is in charge of the Los Angeles
revolutionary junta, has been 'sending
.telegrams to socialists and prominent
MeKlcans In EI Paso and Juarez warn
ing them against Madero. He claims
,th«*t- -irinro has sold out to the govern
ment and now is the time for them to
Mrlke for real liberty and to continue
the fight for free government. '
pENERAL REYES
VJ TO TAKE HAND
Diaz Cables Former Minis
ter of War, Now in Paris,
to Return Home
PARI?, April —General Bernardo
Reyes, the Mexican former minister of
war, has received a call from President
Dim: to return at once to Mexico. Diaz
asks his aid In the attempt to settle
the revolution. General Reyes expects
to sail for New York within a fort
night—perhaps within a week.
As he referred to Diaz General
Reyes* eyes shone. He is slender and
•supple and nervously energetic. One
liand continually stroked the pointed
gray beard. Reyes did not look old
enough to have fought against Maxi
milian's Invasion in 1864.
"Diaz is a grand man," he continued:
•"a grand statesman who loves hla
people. He Is ready to make any sacri
fice to have peace, but I do not believe
lie win resign the presidency."
, "Will you be a candidate for office
on your return?" was asked, and the
general responded:
"I do not expect to be a candidate.
The commission In which I figure has
not yet been arranged, but I may be
secretary of war."
General Reyes expressed the hope that
the United States would adhere to its
decision not to Intervene.
'In my opinion," he said, "that will
not be necessary. If the United States
intervenes it must be expected that the
Mexicans, forgetting their Internal
quarrels, would unite" with the com
mon aim of crushing the Invader, just
as they did against the French."
During the conversation General
Reyes alluded to what he termed "the
absurdity of the legend" that ; the
Mexican government had a private ar
rangement with Japan hostile to the"
United States. Even a slight examin
ation of the situation, between the
United States -and Japan, he added,
would suggest that if the United States
were menaced by Japan the natural
ally of the United States, would be
Mexico. 4Kos9Kflß'BpSQßpii
This, In brief, is the distinguished
•soldier's declaration to the Associated
Press. For many ; months -General
Reyes has been living the life of a
Jetlred officer * engaged- In research
work on the problem of reconstructing
the Mexican army. :___§
VAUDEVILLE ’ARF AND ’ARF
HEINEMANN WINS SUCCESS
Pearl Melnotte at the Orpheum and Alexander Heinemann
ORPHEUM FOLLOWS
FASHION’S STYLE
Half of It's Good and the Other
Half Is a Trifle
Hobbled
WALTER ANTHONY
The Orpheum follows the style. This
week the bill is of the harem variety
and some what hobbled. It is about
half good and half bad, and if hobbled
by the act called "Musical Foolish
ness." Luckily this .number, supplied
by Taylor, Kranzman and White, Is in
its second week, and I need not write
about it nor you worry, for it will soon
be over. ; *
Bert Coote> offering is of the bi
furgated variety. The actor is one of
the best comedians of the farcical kind
we have seen. His sketch, "A Lamb
on Wall Street," Is one of the worst.
Through Coote's superior performance
the act survived to a triumphant con
clusion and you are willing—-quite will
ing—to accept the act on the principal:
"Love me, love my dog." /
COOTE A CHARACTER
Coote carries into the vaudeville at
mosphere the quiet methods of legiti
mate farce. He has humor; a Judgment
of situation and confidence in the In
telligence of the audience. Also he has
a cane. The cane fastens Itself about
chairs, overturns tables and becomes as
involved as a Pater sentence. It is
always funny. I did not think there
was so much wit in a stick. The story
of the playlet has nothing to do with
the cane, but concerns a Wall street
broker and his lamb. The lamb Is
being fleeced and his sweetheart's
father is being swindled. Coote plays
the role of the lamb, and the lady who
loves him is presumed to be the stenog
rapher lately .employed in the office.
The lady's judgment as brought out
in the plot makes one gasp at her ac
ceptance of Harold - (that's Coote), and
as no explanation is offered one is
given a puzzle instead of a skit when
the two march off to he- married. But
Coote is worth a visit to the Orpheum
just to see him tangle thought and his
cane.
PICTURES HOLD INTEREST
Selbit, with his spiritual paintings,
divided Interest, between the old and
the new acts. . As an old act," he more
than stood on his own feet—or, I should
say, foot. His materialization of pic
tures last evening was as mystifying as
ever, and his audience merely wondered
and admired.
Clay Smith and the Melnotte Twins,
in "Artistic Nonsense," are with us
again. The title of their act should be
divided. That it is artistic may be re
garded as doubtful. That It Is non
sense the audience last night agreed
agreeably and applauded generously. it
is composed of two young ladles whose
slenderness may be commented upon
without apology, because it is made the
subject of some' of their - songs. The
male member of the trio dances grace
fully, chatters In true vaudeville patois
and the girls make eyes at him engag
ingly. .
DEAGON FINISHES STRONG
Arthur Deagon, a rather stout '.. gen
tleman, loaned, according to the pro
gram by F. : Ziegfeld Jr. from one of
his "Follies'* shows, made a poor start
with his audience,' ; but ended so
strongly that he had to make a speech
of thanks. His number la composed of
songs and' a monologue. There ;"was
nothing. particularly new about, it, ex
cept his lyric. "All Good American
Names,'- which went -well. "He- enu
merated the patronymics of Celtic ball
players of the* country and :the He
braic magnates of .Wall street and got
his point over gleefully. Then he
turned- three handsprings, danced with
a dummy and came out to explain that
"Jessie," which-was the dummy, was
the only woman his wife would permit
him to work .with..
Coleman's European novelty is one
of the'best animal acts I have .seen. It
Is an entertainment provided by dogs,
cats and pigeons, which must be a diffi
cult • combination * to reconcile.-*. ; The
trick -is done '*•'.* splendidly > and -makes
waiting at the 'Orpheum; worthi while.
It is the last act-on the program.
"The. Suspect,"/ a livid, presentation
of the horrors of the "third degree."
with a happy ending, and Bedlnl«and
Arthur in excellent juggling are -the
THE SAN FRANCISCO * CALL, MONDAY. APRIL 24, 1911. -
two other holdover acta not already
mentioned which help to divide honors
on the bill. .
ITEINEMANN HAS *
-tl THE "BIG NOTE"
German Barytone Is Actor,
Poet and Maestersinger
Combined in One
' -*•*■ tma **-__!
"I have never been able to see what
should attract a man to the profession
of criticism," says an English poet
whose verses may not have pleased
some one who didn't write verses, "un
less it be the noble pleasure of prais
ing." *
- Alexander Heinemann, barytone, poet,
actor, provides me the noble pleasure
of praising, a pleasure not always en
joyed even when indulged. With
Heinemann there are no qualifications
unless one wanted to be captious and
complain that a German throat did not
give forth Latin lusclousness.
- Heinemann created a sensation yes
terday. His matinee audience was
small. Scottish Rite auditorium didn't
contain many more members in the
audience than belong to the Thirty
third degree. Nevertheless, Heinemann
created a sensation. Those who were
there know this and will confirm me.
They behaved even more enthusiastic
ally than I. A reporter at a fire mustn't
burn up. But there came over me the
conviction that we were hearing a
raster of song. The conviction was
confirmed by thrills.
A POET IN SONG
I believe that the singer or the mu
sician who does not thrill should be at
some other profession. ' It's all right
to hit -your hearer in the head, but a
musical audience wants to be hit In the
heart.. After the thrill Is over he may
analyze. If he chooses; but If the heart
isn't touched there isn't much to an
alyze musically. Heinemann is that
kind of a singer. He Is a ganglion
of sensitive sympathy.
In so far as a poet may exist vi
cariously in a singer, Heinemann Is a
poet. He rereads Goethe In Schubert's
setting of the "Erlkonig' and Heine in
Schumann's setting of "Belsazar." __•
gives to Goethe and Heine a singing
voice, and to Schubert and Schumann
a poet's. And to this he adds the art
of the actor.
Heinemann will suggest to you Doc
tor Wullner; but he is more of a singer.
Doctor Wullner's was acting with a
conscious '. power. Heinemann seems
to be acting with an unconscious power.
He sings to himself, though he doesn't
Ignore his audience, either. He trans
lates himself into a sort of triple con
sciousness which combines ~ln vari
ously unequal measure, as the character
of the song demands, the elements of
song, poetry and action. In the Schu
bert song, "Wohin," he was deliciously
melodic. The rippling of the brook
that carried him onward was more
song than speech and his tones were
Intrinsically beautiful. The Nixies were
echoed.
A SPLENDID ACTOR
The audience encored and heard the
song again. Similarly in Schumann's
tender "Dv blst.wie cine Blume." the
simplicities of, melody were preserved
in a perfectly controlled voice full of
a sort of ecstatic sweetness and long-
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HIGH ART PLEASES
EMPRESS AUDIENCE
Westony, With His Piano Act
as Topliner, Wins Popu
lar Success
The Empress theater* audience was
lifted yesterday afternoon into * the
realm of the higher art and seemed to
enjoy the experience. Vllmos Westony,
a pianist, who Is said to have once
listened to the Instructions of Richard
Wagner, is the man. .He heads the
new bill. -* '■■' ";.".,'..»' : -** -
.The audience liked the concert mas-
I ter's English as much as his music.
Westony talks like a mannlkln recently |
imported "-from * Hungary. v He bows j
apologetically with every syllable.. His
explanations furnish the comedy of the
act. i - ■'.- - '.- ". •**' ■■ .
Ills music Is quite different He can
play anything from the second Hun
garian Rhapsodic of Lizst to what he
calls "rags time," and play each well.
One of his favorite' offerings is the
playing of the national anthems of four
nations simultaneously,' in the rendering
of which the tones of each can be read
ily distinguished.
Other numbers' ', include the three
I.elghtons. globe performers; Harvey
Foy and Florence Clark in a farce
called "The Spring of Youth"; H. T.
McConnell. president of the "IS" club,
who Is assisted by an usher and a spec
tator in an entertaining trio act; Mas
ter William Smith, a boy with a double
voice; Harry Booker and James Duffy I
In a sketch called "The "Walking Dele
gate"; and Irvinß. Walton and Miss |
Alice Vivian in a musical farce called i
"The Actor and the Girl." The laugho
scope and the orchestra contribute
largely to the fun of the show. ,
Ing. But the "Erlkonig,"" was tragic
power and horror. The gradually
growing fears of the lad; the soothing j
voice of the father; the fiendishly ut- i
,tered accents of the Erlkonig were bal- I
anced and contrasted with skill that
extended to the last inflection of voice
and the last vanishing expression of
countenance. Even Doctor Wullner
could. not surpass the histrionics of
Helnemann's interpretation, and the
latter's beauty of voice completed the
triumph. When Heinemann finished
he left the stage as an actor does on
his cxit—without ado.
Carl Loewe's "Edward" was another
exhibition of feeling and emotion
which shattered all memories of the
song and established a new standard
in the expression of the horrid and
grewsome in song. *-
POSSESSES THE "BIG NOTE"
'.You recall, perhaps,' that Yon War
llch recently sang this song. I did not
know exactly what I wanted at the
time, and so said that his art lacked
the "big note." That is what Heine
mann's has. ■_*•/-;-■-
Space forbids a resume of the entire
program. Besides, the rhapsodic in
print may bore you; but if the Scot
tish Rite auditorium isn't crowded at
the Thursday night concert, it will be
because those of us who were there
yesterday have lost the power of speech
today. *
Heinemann, with his almost cherubic
countenance, from which shine small
but kindly eyes, makes the "noble
pleasure of praising* possible.
"THE GEISHA" DRAWS BIG
CROWDS TO IDORA PARK
Continued Interest Is Shown in
i Other Attractions
Idora park, Oakland's big amuse
ment gardens/continues to be popular
with San Franciscans. Each Sunday
develops an increase *In attendance
from this side -of the bay. Yesterdey
the | Key Route excursion boats were
crowded with pleasure seekers, who
found a splendid source.of entertain
ment In the Idora comic opera com
pany's productions. "The Geisha"
opened a week's run yesterday after
noon and the beautiful oriental opera
was given a splendid presentation. *
Don Phllipplhi with his band and
soloists continues to delight capacity
audiences in the big amphitheater, and
If the splendid programs of.yesterday
are samples of those to be played
through the week, Idora will not want
for band- patrons. A new soloist. Miss
Jeanie Fletcher, was Introduced yes
terday. Aurora, "the dancer of the
dons," will close her engagement next
Saturday night. She is this week seen
in a series of new' Spanish dances.
"The Geisha" will be. sung at Idora
every night this: week ■ and the . Phil
lpplnl band will play afternoon and
evening with the usual symphony con
cert in the theater building Tuesday
afternoon. .
The man who burns his bridges be
hind him when he starts out to look
for trouble Is foolish. On - second
thought, a man who looks for trouble
is foolish -anyway.
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