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Th9 Ksw York Uusic Frauds
New York frauds and fakes are al most numberless. Perhaps . the most pathetic victims among them all are those-of the "voice culture'' teachers. These men accumulate f ortunes " f rom the poor gifis "who flock to New York for the purpose of cultivating their voices and becoming public singers. These fake teachers charge seven ant' eight dollars an hour ior their . ies sons and in about two years succeed in ruining about every voice that they :have had anything to do with. These foreign teachers, Italian,-French, or whatever they may be, are not sing ers themselves they cannot show a ' pupil how a phrase should oe reu- . dered or a tone produced they can only describe it. They are generally excellent pianists. When the pupil undertakes to sing, these sharpers will throw in an accompaniment so Deau tifully rendered that it wouid make one think that he was on the plains of Faradtee and could inhale the per fumes of the celestial flowers. The young lady thinks it is she who is making the entrancing,; musical ef fects! So she pays her eight dollars twice a week and practices by hersell unremittingly and without instruc tion,' until that fatal tremulo or other 'defect' in her voice becomes so dis tinct that she . recognizes it herself." Then despair seizes upon her heait and she returns to her friends who , have denied ' themselves every com fort for many long months, tuat she might -have the. money to. cultivate her voice, wretched, ruined, despon dent. The editor of The Independent saw and heard so much of thai in the city of New York, that he came home with almost a broken heart himself from thinking about these fair wrecks cast on the roadside to die in wretch edness and despair. Their are liter ally hundreds of such cases in New York. The editor saw so much and heard so much concerning these mu ncal fakirs that he fels it his duty to give a warning to parents and the ambitious young girls of the west. Many young ladies with good voices have gone to New York; and spent hundreds, and even thousands of dol lars to have them ruined. ' Many of these young women prac ticed -for months most faithfully, ridiculous contortions of 'the body in the hope of producing a greater breathing power, and during all the time never had one hour of real in struction. It is pitiful pitiful. TW Jndjepen4ent wishes .to say .to THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL. few People Know How Useful it is in Pre serving Health and Beauty, i Nearly everybody knows that char coal is the safest and most efficient disinfectant and purifier in nature, but few realize its value when taken into the human system for the same cleans ing purpose. ' ' ; Charcoal is a remedy that the more you take of it the better; it is not' a drug, at all, but simply absorbs the gases and impurities always present in the stomach and intestines and car ries them out of" the system. Charcoal sweetens the breath after smoking, drinking or after eating onions and other odorous vegetables Charcoal effectually clears and im proves the complexion, it- whitens the teeth and further acts as a natuial and eminently safe cathartic. It absorbs thf injurious gases wnich collect in the stomach and bowels; it disinfects the mouth and throat from the poison of catarrh. All druggists sell charcoal in one form or another, but probably the best charcoal and tbe most for the money Is in Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges; they are composed of the finest pow dered Willow charcoal, and othei harmless antiseptics in tablet forK or rather in the form of large, pleasant taiting lozcitfes, the chareoj. being mixed with honey. Tbe dally ue of these lozenges will uooa tell lu a much Improved condi tion of the Rent nil health. Utter com plexion, sweeter breath aud puu-r blood, and the Iwauty of U Is. that no possible barm can result from their eoullnued ufo, but on the contrary, great benefit. A Buffalo physldan In peakln ol ,tba benefit of charcoal. Bay: "l ad. Im3 Htuart's Absorbent I.oit itRea to all patleuu suffering from ga In the ti'inrwh and bowels, ami to tlcir the complexion and purify (he breath, liiuuth and throat; I &Im brjie th Iher la prfat.y lwuflti by thr cully ut of tlinu; they tost but Cu rents Uh at drug utore. and although In aou atne a pati est preparation, ye twIUvi? I get tmre and better chano! In Htuart'a Absorbent Loienfce ttua In any i( lh ordinary eUrvcal Ublrta," y parents of aspiring young ladies that between the "vocalist" and "singer" a great gulf spreads out over which but very few indeed have ever passed. The throat is an organ pipe, assisted in producing musical sounds by a mechanism so intricate that no man or woman has ever yet become famil iar with all its parts. -All the knowl edge that mankind has ever obtained concerning this musical apparatus may be acquired Including breath control and the development of ev ery muscle and delicate nerve con nedted with it and the apparatus it self may be well nigh perfect. Then when the singer has reached, that point she has only begun. That in the very-nature of things requires years'. But she has only begun. She is at the point where the would-be pianist sits down before the best in-. strument for' the first time. These musical fakirs that lead the bright young women of the west to come to New York, and pay 8 an hour for in struction under the delusion that in a few months they will become "sing ers" and the most disreputable vil lains that ever robbed confiding inno cence. When all this preliminary work has been done, then the singer mu&t learn how to inspire the emotions and bring the souls of his hearers into that land of pure delight where harmony and thought alone are known. Alter all this, though i her musical execution may be faultless, she will be a failure unless she at the same time also ap peals to the thought of her audience She must use not only pure tones, but reach the heart at the same time with a clear and perfect rendition of the words of. the song. The tone is but hali of her power, the , thought Is 'the other half, and the singer that uses only one-half of her power will al ways fail. . , The time was in our earlier develop ment when a singer by screaming a high C could command a hearing aud a salary. But that time has passed forever. The singer of today must be able to stand before a large audience and reveal the inner ideals of the hu man heart. It cannot be done by eio cutidn alone or tone production alone, nowever pertect eitner may be. They must be combined. Think of the long practice it takes to perfect a single phrase, every note pure, clear and of the exact quality and commingling with them with just as great clearness the vowel and consonant sounds going to torm the words that conveys the thought. .Only a few, and they the greatest singei3 that the world has ever known, have ever been able to accomplish such a feat. Just below that sort of perfection is a very wide field in which some thou sands may be found, a few among them almost reaching tne top. They ar those who have to begin with a natural endowment and who by some years of honest, hard work, under good teachers, have applied them selves serlojsly. to their task. Any man who has only a superficial knowMpe of the subject knows that in the pure air and natural aavround Ink of the west, the bet voices are to be found. That being the cae, many ef them have gone to New York to be ruined by the musical fakirs on the east and west Bide of ttma-lway from 20th fctre.t up to Suth street. Tbere are food, honest tfuchrra Jr. New York, teacher! who he'p thf ir punll by giving them vahr.bl In ititittton, but (or th moat part thoj are not found among thone loreicn puni-fa who t hnrge s an bom for Ju t tructiou 3, W. Provolt, Mrotnl, (ik!a.. ;.,a thf ipuli:4 roniBiHffl of i.nuo'n totinty nut nt Chandler, OUIa., the 13th. He irmU in for enrollment th fntir r.m:nlfte of 25 member. Among these I note thf count) tri) tm-r, tlrk and rfgbir of dd. two rvouny commtfrvuutrr, u h-Ucr. trrr an I Mr. I'rovolt himi i I v,hts jm!( of Stroud, Kvldcntijr j.j'Im lounty Is pntty atrongly "lalnUd' ltb iopulim! $ Mm.. .... " $25 To The Pacific Coast Dally March ist to April 3oth 1904, Lincoln to Portland, Tacotna,Seattle, San Francisco.Los Angeles and San Diego (25.00 Spokane, Ellinsburg and Wanatcheo 122.50. ' Salt Lake, Butte arid Helena 120.00.' Billings $15.00. ' ' IISSl Cl,y T,ck9t Mm r Burlington Depot HfmTjj Cor' 10th and 0 Streets 7th St., bet. P and Q biiJj&j) Telephone No. 235. Tel. Burlington 1200 Life Insurance For Renters This article is addressed to renters who have an ambition to own a home. Home!" How' the word thrills us! vith what pleasure we even antici pate some day possessing a home of our very own. It may seem far in the future, but with ordinary prudvace and foresight, is quite within the reach of all. Read this article and act upon it, and you can make provision where by, even though you should die with in the next ten days, your wife will receive money sufficient to buy her a home. If you live a stated number of years, we will pay you a sum which will guarantee you'a home. We will suppose that you are thfrty-turee years of age and the farm you live upon is' worth $50 per acre. If the landlord from whom you rent should propose to permit you to take off forty acres of the land and execute a bond for the deed specifying, if you pay $1.63 per acre every yar for 20 years, over and above the rent you are now payiDg, and in case of your death, even though it be within the first year, to cancel all deferred pay ments and deed your family the land free of incumbrance, and if you live twenty years and make twenty pay ments of $1.63 on each acre of land, not only to deed you the forty acres, but hand over to you the net earnings from it after the taxes, and repairs have been paid, would you accept tie proposition ? Ilcmcmber, this guaran tees a home free of debt to ycur fam ily in event of your deaih and it guar antees a hohV to you with the net earnings from the land if you live 20 years. 13 It not true, that If you can liot lay afcide $1.C3 per acre for 20 years, paying ?32.GO per acre fcr land worth $50, you con never hope to pay let a home on nuy terms or con 11 t'ens? If you will nay The Old Lin Hankrrs Life Insurance Company, cf Nebraska, $35 20 pr year, wbkh Is n'tal to $1.C3 p r acre ou forty atrt-H land, they will give you a bond se cured by a deposit of approved nfitrl" tl" with the state of Nebraska, guar anteeing to pay your wife, or any i tr twn you may name. I2.0uu in cash when you die. Thla money will pay for forty a re of land at $r.O per aue. I; ioii live twenty yearn and make Z payments of $6S.:o each, wbUh n tqultalrnt to paying tUM ptr a to for forty arret of land, thl rompauy will pay you the guaranteed tucrve and aurplu, rMiuutod at tl.CLh 18. 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