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Music and Musicians EDITED BY EDWIN M. STECKEL | v Richard W?fn? and Kis Theories. : ? <">rotnK of ' ho I'r.ited State.-. Oper* Company on Nov rr.ber ?~th. in a presen tation <>f Richard Wagner'1 opera. "Die Waiiure," will he cue of the out-atard InK evarrs of the music season in Wheel ing. The Theatre should he far too smad to accommodate the persons *'ho wi 11 want to witness such a pro. duction as this. The company, with stars drawn from the rar.ss of both groat opera companies of this country end indeed from European opera houses as s* e II. la a most rotable or.e Largo Orchestra, latest word has it that the orchestra has been increased to sivty-tlve r.ten With such an authoraii\e Waxr.er'.art conductor as Ernest Knoch directing the perfo mar-e. the instrumental feature alone Is worth going miles to hear. The opera is a spectacular stage picture, there is a large cast. and on the whole the e\?-nt is rich :ti promises. The at- j ? , ?' I ten iarve ar this first oppra decides ah-J solutely whether we are to have ethers I letter. Po not full to recite ynu> se.v * , at once The Opera Itrelf. Richard Wagner and hi* theories I must he understood beforehand to en- ! Joy th? opera to the nt?"t '? There are no pauses 1u the m - re. the j music flowing on steadilv Wagner i abolished the idea of melodv or tunes i and we ftrd ni artas due"* :n his la'e? operas There ;* perfect freedom modulation, which u*. might say is like swimming in a sea of ?one The-e |q an absolute accuracy Mhi-e?to m the sub j Ject in 'he tftpier i.pr-as. Wagner j maintaining that a libretto n.oe unfit I UtilesS could b? mad* possible as a I piev without ihf run*1'- I The Motdfrs. *h* 'n *' ' r ^^ * h ? | rootiff." .-I cu'.fi'nc VgU'e. ?n "P"H I trt'iS'.e The niO'lff l? * nvis"-jj| dgure I to which eon e deiiui'n meaning '? at tached Tt represents some poison, jj. ? c -r d-auiatie p\-n* Through these Pgsires. tt IK'"' Z VPS a laocjngo of iie . ov\n tp (p.- orchestra Tim 'ie:i uio'lff" j aa rntiat he characteristic of 'ha person pr : thlrg It la mount to represent and. al- I though <t la freely used and developed, it'in always become easily recognisable in the Utten?r. Tho emotional charac ter ef Wagner's rruslo la so strong 'hat many neophltea *e?k no further and *:iy. 'I just love Wagners inutile." arid quite honestly too. Rut If jon ! wish i > get the fullest enjoyment from ! ?? Wagner opera, take the trouble to fa mlliarlxs yourself with the principal guiding figures, following their complex employment, and the hraln will find a? much employment as In a fugue or son a'a It is o mistaken idea th.it Wagner Is not an Intellectual, as well us an emotional writer. I understand that the Wheeling library has a copy of "Musto Dramas of Wagner.*' by l*avlg nart. This will give you the principal guiding figures and story, etc., for the opera pe\t week. "Pie Walkure" The Court Theatre Orchestra. | few musicians. except those in the profession, realise the demands made upon and the high quality of mustctan ship required of a theatre orchestra In a house such as the Court. The sym phony orchestra man usually feels that ho is .n much greater musician 'han the ? h-.vra orchestra man. but I doubt whether one of every flftv symphonv mon could slf In a 'pit" and successfully handle th? score with .a modern vaude ville or musical comedy show that the other man plays day after dav Must Be Excellent Right-Readers. Tha theatre orchestra never get.a but j one shoe rehearsall and sometimes as was th? ease of the Hoffman Dance Revue, none'. These who saw the bl'l from Chopin. Orelg. Tchaikovsky. Scusa. e*r.. to Irving Rerlln. All the music Is in manuscript, most of th? time poorly written, marked and remarked week af ter week, art required to Ve p'sved at varying tempos to suit the particular requirements of the dance which is beire nerformed. It la a Job that takes steady u?r\es. quirk thinking and sound musl lanship throughout The Court orches t-a does not s?en to be getting ?h'n 'hough, Judging from the sue of the trumpet player' Purpura 1* Director, Anceio Purpura Is the director of the orchestra anil Is both a punist and vjo. ''n!s? of adequate jhllltv to handle the scor's as the* come. He Has been In j ? ms ?.ecr(on for many vears and regular , natrons at the Court lr* not slow e.p-rss rhe't hpprecla''ci of the 1?n>i ? n*l Ms mm Vof onlv Iha*. t<U' Jltli.t | per F'red Johnson of t^e theatre lrca viable rere ves warm como<enda? Ion | Ct-orri 'rs'-elllnc leaders upon t>re calibre Of h's c-ches'r-i The personnel of the orchestra ?hi? sexsop is hs follows: Angeli Purpura violin and p'ano: Rcacs Thomas, trombone \|h?r' Alhlnger, trumpet; C5e.it ge Kat'enha'ioh. clarinet; Tames Marn. vtolla Thomas ?''oates, drum* and tympa.nl; t'harles Paugharty, dmjbe-ba ss Mortal Kara the szno. i The second n'imhev 1" 'he '"ntv?rsltT i 'l it. f?r this ??ss'in will !>? I (fiven bv Krlke Morlnh wn:atlonal ?c:rl ol u;st. rr \Yed'ir?dR> r> er.:ng, No*'. Mor'n; will rl*V "pen the beautiful '"tuadagninl violin the' was Maud I'ow ? I 1's instrument before h?r deRth in 1??P Her husband IT. Godfrey Turner, la* loaned 'he Ins'rrrent to Mor'nl for her American i?ur Tf is a-eld that M!*a Powell made a request. shortly before !:"r drR'h 'hit' Pie instrument be not allowed to r?ma'n silent but that a Iff* wort h v of t ho honor sho'ild he given ? h? :>r?\!!rgn of using 1L ?lolla Ea? a Klatory. Tl.o Instrument is over a centurr old i and must have hgd an adventurous life 1 for about that p?r:ofi before If was taken to ("*.! I'fornla and th?r? stored attii.v for over fifty y irs. It was dlseov ??red by * peddler who hrought if to Miss Powell She immediately reoog. ntzod Its rare qualities, had It fitted to her hard and used I' until 'he time of hor droits* Tnd- ed this Is the very ln? ?.oiini?nt upon whh'h our erra'r ? \rrter man tlollplm uns playing when shy was stricken on the concert s'age In St. Lou l a. Grand Opera Opens. Las: Tuesday n'gut. the 34'h, tvs grand opera opened s'multsn* ously In both t^leagn and Nevr York At the Metropolitan. It ix said iha' no opening In r*'-ent m'^'s has created Himh a stir. "Tosc-V' was gHeri with Jerltza. M.|| tlnelll and S<otM In the limelight. It la a slgnitb-aiit fact that this perform ance of Puccini's fragedv marked the beginning of 'he twenty hrst yea* fop Mt hco'tl'r impersonation of S-arpia. Tt Is said that "after ohaslr.g various To'x'.is around the furniture for some twenty years. Air s-o'tl'n srlend'd 1m- J perronathm was with a cordi ality that bespoke a*fec.tloo." One vounj Tadv from K'aijhut. atood In line from 10-30 in the morning till in 'he evening and reee'ved the d'atlncflon of being the fire' " I'm- for the "rush seats." Pounds like a world's ; a eball fan' - - - - -? m.Hn.1, ZiooaJ Amur J at boimnii ? . r,,m of II*-it * b?known artl?'* I trill combine 'alcnt- t?t giv'n? a program j r.n Tuesdav. N'ovmb'i' ri??, In J>f Tamo* 1 l,'i'h?ran churoh. undor ??? ?* hunp!>?? of j the AVomon's Hutbe**m ? *?bu" The i proceeds ?will b? by ft ? t.?<iKue tn | furthering 1r?trr-n.i*?i - u work 1n th!.s ' tlolnlty Mrs AVU! Pari'. o""ltralto. 1 * 1 *.* | iiundllng-Puga. soprano. Prof T F j Hlutnenberg vlolnlat and Frof. Car' j ,\f"m?Tin. organist. will be heac* to | ad1 antnife 'n ? most In to-sting program. I TrladolphK Htfjh School Muslo Clnba. I \Tjeo: p??h Metlranshnn. rupervls-'or of j ? n n.q | o at T1 IsdrlpMa distil.' > T; ^ I si-hoot, "pt1* t? a? ?!?(? ?";<??!'? r:u? rinb and til" or"b?3t'a ar" doing f'ne w -irk th's ? ear and iha? h Roys' dee ?""!'ih )5 'r> the proca of formation at the present time. The tntmb't * of th? or gqnfziflona ?"? so follows# M!?-e ."iub~5oprano? Jluth Coberiy. 1TV?mp!e, Vi sari>' Var'l.v. rran ? ?, Jacob. .Alb " Pa vis, Mary Hand Virginia Tltninap. Anna Mas Miller. Malta lb ,1'inlo'ta K.tlhlt rri Hr*' AVM'mh AV'nterr pt'ooii-l Sara McKowii, r Mlla" Rimkv. H--?? r Mool.-. Mrv tvin'ers. RuM. Ho(1-lln<r. .tean?t's t ..in.or. Mildred K g!e' Th?lma . io111? Marian Mahal'. .Tom Halloo Alt' ? Martha Crowe, Mildred Com mlttee, Sara Tlmriiburg. Mildred TYashar. Hazel NT kerson. ?rot'a. Taylor. Thalma. Hugh?s, Ella Sprinc. ?'?. Anna How aid A"companlst Harriott t,'Irleh 'iri.??tr??Violine Martha Crowe. I>vi? I I?... SiTiwlzer. Marv Holland. Start- I ie > |,?iw >n'i. An 1 row Voibs'io Title?"~arl Spring ' larlnot?Carl Holt ".ytenlte"*?Ft- - nerd Mvirr i 'ot not?AV | Ufa in M ? 'Ctl' !* ah T rn?n 1 .onn?.tar*. V aj f'arto?Jeannetto Fy!rr.ar BanolU at Market. Auditorium. P?nfl'n TlanelM. u-lio tdrge lit Whe?11ng I ,^,, n t'Me ??as"P. "it Po.-omber 4th. in k.< Mitk'-' audltor'noi. )( a product of -<.itth Ame-J"*. although ho had opo. a-to appearances mi both hN native 'P';n' rt and C'lrT" befot o ^ rn?n.bor of I h? M "? f r.p n[ [ > RJI tie Iq q .-ri? ri-bmr it an a herolo bar!'"r? I? , nm a?n;d?d t*v.o'hor h? la to hovo jn a s q ? ? ? I o g ? r i I q t ult>> r.|rn In tt>e * r I * n c o n?. r n r f in ' n mrc ih? i ?- a r' ?" u,i tint * (.*???. r. m?f I #a ? iii .i hvi tin.it pruWit a pita. I ant dlvoralon. It all depends on who! the assisting artist ts! . ? ThajiJt?(rlrln4jr Attraction at Court. ' Everybody likes to s?e ? sr?rt f- -.thall game and a good p<1i?i<?ti Thanksgiving are not to be disappointed !r> the latter Instance this year as Manager .Tohnson announces that Elancho R:rg and ? "'harles Wtnnlnger (her hubby) are , to he her? on the 23th and Utrth. with ' a rnaflnee "r Thanksgiving Pay. Tn-Mr vehicle this season Is entitled 'As Ton Were " which may or may nor mean anything with the show We ??ni re- |. rnerrher Hlatiche Ring s "I ve Got Rings on My Finger*." and "Tlp-l-Ad* I Aye." j and Wlrnlnger Is acknowledged to he one of the most finlnshod ertrr-oomedt ana on the boards today j Coming Jtualcal Events In Church Realms, Mrs Flora Williams, in charge ot ' music at St Luke's Protectant Eplsco- ' paf church on the Island, announces thar | her splendid choir will give excerpts from th? "Messiah ' on Sunday evening. Peoember 17th Mrn Williams has an thoratlve Interpre'atl ve Ideas in thl# score, having conducted it upon several different occasions and her regular choir members will have the assistance j several s'ngers who have worked with I Mrs. Williams In producing tV* c* j trrlo upon former occasions ^ I Flrat Prcsbyteadan Plans. I Mr Steckel. at the First Presbyterian J Is. having h tuusica! feature every Sun | day evening In connection with the ; "popular services" which Pr. Gibson 1 conducts In the downtown church. To- I morrow evening the feature Is to he a brass quartet, four trumpets Music ar- J ranged for this unusual combination f will b* "Lift Thine Eyes" (Elijah 1 by j Mendelssohn and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." by Ambrose The trumpets | will ho used als.i 1 n ronneotlon With the song service, led by Mr. Steckcl at the piano. Messrs. .1 Elmer Schramm. At j h?ri Alblnger, Nicholas Yon Perc ?;nd ? Frank Rtley are to play "Holy City" at Bellairo Church. H Herbert Ferren will dlrec: n pr?- , actuation of Gaul's "Holy Cits" at th* | First Methcdisf church. PeHalre, Sur day afternoon November 26th. at 3:15.1 The choir h?? been augmented to forty- | Ave voices for this occasion snd the *<? 1 coinpanlmejit will b? furnished by or gan. pianos, harp, violin and flute The . church will be decorated for the cocas-' lop s"d the choir will bo vested Solo. ! tj por.T Rard. contralto: Will .Tone?. t?nor: Walter Sadler, baritone; } ? ati:. - -opr.mo and Mr Fer-j r?n. barlttone Miss Grace price and ^ Louis Buschc are the pianists; Mrs. Godfrey Bcrnolder, harper; William C'olunibo. violinist and H. Portcrflold, P? jf;tf The public invited Zlon Lutheran KecltaJ. The quartet of tim Zlon Lutheran church, assisted i.v Mrs. Anna Otto, v.prano nnd n aai'l Pernbcrger, vlnlin i-t. will (jive a program of Interesting j m-lcctlon-, <-ri Sunday evening. Nov. 19th. n? Fourteen numbers comprise i the program, the feature of which will he (he "11! Ha nim.i t us" i St a bat .Muter- by Mrs. Otto and the quartet. Prof. Ar* hen7 is the orgs ills' ard the church quar tet Includes Mrs tVirra P.atcliffe Wod urcrek. poprnho; Margaret Sellers, alto. | Einrc't. Perrv. tenor and Harold ImhofT, WORLD TOPICS DISCUSSED BY IISS RICHARDS Trohlems of Day Analyzed by Educih- \ ritualist. in Address Before Woman's Club. The E/lks' auditorium was taxed to Its j full capacity yesterday afternoon when i Miss Janet Richards of Washington. D. | C\, addressed the Woman's club of | Wheeling on current topics. She apoke ! with an eloquence, clearness, compre- . henslon and humor, that captured her! aud'euce'a complete attention and ad- i miration. At present, when world af fairs are In such an extremely critical condition, her subject was especlaJly' appropriate and Interesting. M:ss Richards displayed a thorough1 grasp of the Turkish problem and its connection with world affairs. That the I-iusanne conference of next Mon day will be nn? of the ruost Important j since the World war. and that Its action, will el'her cause or prevent another! world war. was cne of the main Issues j of her address. She spoke graphically t rf the day when the world received the deadening shock of the Turk's descent ? upon Smyrna, of the ruthless destruc tion of life, and the burning of that i beautiful historical city. Another moat Interesting point rf her talk was the connection between the Eastern problem and the resignation cf Lloyd George as prime minister of England The enemies Lloyd George had created through his proposed solu tion of the lrl?h question wished his 1 eslgiiatlou before the new constitution for Ireland should be ratified. Ills standpoint on the Turkish problem cre ated the desired opposition, and conse quently Llyod Georges resignation has beoome a fact In the history of Eng land. His unprecedented action of reo ominendlng his successor. Mr. Bonar Law, was mentioned Explains Meaning of Uprising. Just what does this Turkish uprising mean? asked Miss Richards, and an f we red It by going back to the confer ence which forced the Turks out of Europe and gave Greece her former territory. Miss Richards pointed out f the one great mistake of that confer ence, that of giving Greece Smyrna. And now what the Turks have regained Smyrna or what is left of It. they want back Constantinople apd Thrace, and the troubled nations can see nothing to do but to give them back Constantino ple. without beginning another world war. So, it Is with much misgiving that the outcome of the Laueanne con ference Is awaited. Miss 'ttlchardsi spoke In favor of an emergency clause being appended to the Immigration law which will only allow a certain percentage of one na tionality to enter thl3 country during i a designated length of time, an emer-! gct.cy clause admitting the people of' Smyrna who have come here to escape , murder and starvation, and who have j friends here who are willing to provide for them. Toward the close of her address, she \cored toward less weighty problems. Miss Richards came directly to Wheel ing from Washington, where she attend ed the conference which opened Thurs day morning, for the purpose of the | further development of education among j the youth of the country. This -move ment lias been started because of the shocking percentage of illiteracy that Is prevalent among the youth of our country which was disclosed during the draft?:U7e being the actual astounding figure. An interesting piece of informa tion touched upon by Miss Richards was the opening of an eight weekd" study course In the machinery and . workings of the government at Wash-1 Ington which la being offered any girl after finishing school. It is with sheer pleasure that the fact j Is noted that Miss Richards' name ap-; pears on the club calendar for March 16.1 Club members will eagerly anticipate, her return. SEAR CATS TO PLOT WANTS SUNDAY A game of more or less Interest In amateur circles will take place tomor row afternoon at Benwood when the undefeated and unscored on Vigilant football team plkys the Bearcats of Benwood, another J undefeated team, for the amateur championship of the Ohio Valley. The kick-off Is slated for J o'clock. Both teams have been recognized as the leaders during the present season and the Game Sunday should prove a heated struggle. Both teams have a host of followers and one of the largest crowds of the season Is expected. Both teams are In excellent condition and the regular lineups will start the game. Advance Sale of Tickets For W. V. U.-W. & J. Good Down-town Office EM Been Betabllahed Bo As To Handle Barge Mail Orders Daily. Morgantown, W. Va., November 17,? In order to accommodate the rush of West Virginia University alumni and former students for the Thanksgiving day homecoming game with W. and J* Alumni Secretary Frank Roy Yoke has arranged to maintain down-town offices as well as keep open his offles In the Library. The down-town office will be In Dawson <& Miller's real estate offloe, 381 High Stret, and will be open from Wednesday morning November S9 until Thanksgiving evening. All graduates or former students of West Virginia University are urged to drop In to one of these office# and reg ister. In order to help take cage of the crowds, the fraternities will aoelst !n registering their members while the girls will be registered at the different sororities also. Secretary Yoke is proceeding with hfs plans for the alumn! activities, in con nection with the Thanksgiving home coming a feature of which will be the alumni dance at the Armory on Wednes day night. He is already securing mall orders for tickets to this danoe and ex pects the Armory to be crowded to the doors. Kvery effort Is being made to take care of the alumni and only a limited number of tickets are being allotted to students, old grade and form er students being given preferenoe after this number is sold to the students. PIGGLY j V/1GGLY I l.I X (For Saturday) 3 for M I C Van Camp's Pumpkin. 1 I Larpe Can It) v Pure Lard. 1 Per Lb JLtJi. Laree Brazil Cream 1 ^ Nuts. Per Lb 1 I C Liquid Verier. Mop 1*7Qk and Hamtle I t/L ; j SCIENTIFIC MERCHANDISERS 1026 Market St. Wheeling WHEELING MUSICIAN f w - . I . ^ i ABTOTTU) PTTBJPTTRA I I I I Mr. Purpura :<i lfar!-r ?*? orchestral at the Court Theatre v sK-toh of the | orchestra and the leji?|e? .s u.\?rj lixjay ! tn this column Tham a M'lttarJ PluAtmr For Coughs and Colds, Head- I ache. Neuralgia, Rheumatism and All Aches and Pain* ALL DRUGGISTS SSc and 65c, jar* and tuh?a Hoapital size, 53-00 Martha Washington Candy Shop i -.7 Twelfth St.. Wh??Lln<r. W. V?. f BUTTER JETS | Vanilla, Maple and Chocolate 1 Made Daily in Our Kitchen i Watches at 50% Off Wo a~o olo*ir>C ?ut <1 group of tift? Watches ? iui'lutlinc Military Watches. Ladies' Wrist Watches and Men's Pocket Watches, in gold filled and soli'i gold oases- at H.YLF PRIf'F Every uatch guaranteed to he in per fect condition when it leaves our store. 7i o>o TVafohos, which formerly sold for $15.00 to $75.00 NOW OFFERED AT $7.50 to $37.50 tf \ou need & watch?or ran use on<>?or want on* s<ft purposes??1r>n*f mis.s fhi> srcjt jnrj rar? opportunity! ! J. B. BAUM CO. Wheeling Steel Corp. 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