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THI^ St. Paul Choral club has en tered tho sixth year of its ex istence with most flattering prospects. This organisation has always been extremely fortunate in attnuting the right kind of peojMe to rill its offices and to serve on its board, and the present personnel of of ficers and board insures conservative management and the maintenance of artistic Ideals. The value of having for a director a man who resides in the city and who Is in close touch with the musical life here was demonstrated during tho season just past by the at titude and character of the chorus. Mr. Fatrdough has been able to at tract many excellent voices to his tenor and bass choirs and he has ob tained from the members generally loyal and enthusiastic service. It is this latter quality that insures the continue,) .success and the long life of such an organization. Before the be ginning of a new season the club will have to decide upon some method of adding to its income. Many plans have been discussed informally by those who have the best interest of the choral club at heart, but the most practical one seems to be tho raising of the price of membership tickets. Ever since the club has been in exist ence an associate member has been able to hear the concerts for about 83 cents each. This is an absurdly low prjee. There is no reason why th< price of the membership tickets for the best seats should not be raised to $10, the next best seats to $7 and the remainder to $5. If this were done and f a determined effort were made to lell out the house to associate niem- Ders the organization might be able to Additional Dramatic Continued From Twenty-second Page tending that Kitty shall divorce her husband, who will then be at liberty to espouse "the other woman." But they meet again and things don't turn out as intended; in fact, the most amusing complcations of the comedy then begin, and Max Figman's delight ful comedy work is seen to advantage. Lawrance D'Orsay in "The Earl of Pawtucket" will give an extra per formance at the Metropolitan opera house tonight. Robert Fitzsimmons, who has scored a success in his new play, "A Fight for Love," comes to the Grand for the week following "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The l>lay is of heart interest, dealing with the marriage of Vivian Ellington, only daughter of a wealthy New York bank er, to Robert Fitzsimmons, a pugilist. The stoiy serves to introduce Fitzsim nurns, as a country gentleman, a gym nasium Instructor, a hero and a prize fighter. Mrs. Fitzsimmons, who to the Stage is Julia May Gifford, is the pugil ist's leading support. The cast also in cludes: Frederick Watson, Daniel Sul livan. Frederick Backus, O. B. Collins, Joseph Kdnionston, Leon Friedman, Daniel Morse, James Crlpps, Edward White, Maude Westbrooke, Emily Dodd, and others. The production of the melodramatic play, "The James Boys in Missouri" Will be the offering at the Grand next month, and there is every indication of a general interest being taken in the event as It Is ;i play way out of the ordinary and embraces a series of sen sational features, as well as a pretty love story away from the conventional. The comedy element is also of the breezy sort and a general dash assists in the action. Every stick of scenery required for a detail production is car- Hed and is both massive and pictur esque The Blue Cut train robbery is particularly effective. James J. Jeffries, the champion box er, makes a big hit with the people ■\\h> •:■«> he plays "Davy Crockett." They crowd the streets In the neighborhood of the theater where he plays to give cheers for the man who has not only defeated all com«rs in a sporting sense but downs the villain with ease upon the stage. This popular star is coming to the Grand shortly. THEATRICAL NOTES Arnold Daly, who was reported to be ill at Lakewood as the result of over work in producing the Shaw plays this •eason has returned to the stage In a series of special matinees in which he* played the leading roles in several of the brilliant Irishman's peculiar dramas. On Monday he appeared as Napoleon, supported by Dorothy Don nelly and Dodson Mitchell, in their old roles of the lieutenant and the lady. Clara Bloodgood made her appearance with Mr. Daly in his other revival. How He Lied to Her Husband." Mrs Bloodgood is credited with a hit The chorus girl is the object of Mr. Savage's particular care and solici tude. He firmly believes in the theory 'enjoy a feeling of financial security, something that it has not enjoyed any time in the past. The annual convention of the Min nesota State Music Tc;icher.s" .issoeia tion win be held in Winona June 7, 8 and 9. The foreign attractions hay* not yet been decided upon, btit ii is possible that Rudolph Ganz, the pian ist, and \"<?i non d'Arnalle, the bari tone, will hf invited to give pro grammes. There has been some talk of securing the X^-w York symphony orchestra, of which Walter Damrosch is conductor, for the convention. Mr. Damrosch is to bring his orchestra west on a tour, but he is at present in Europe, and th*» progtnmnie commit tee has been unable to ascertain what cities he wl|l visit on this tour. Should he come to St. Paul and Min neapolis about the time of the conven tion the securing of the orchestra for it would not be a formidable under taking. Mr. Fairclough is to give an organ recital, assisted by H. E. Phil lips, the second day of the convention, and the following St. Paul people will take part in the conceit by .state tal ent, which will be given Wednesday afternoon, June 7: Mrs. Yale, Mr. D. R Colville, Mr. Maximilian Dick and Miss Ella Richards. At the Thursday afternoon concert some of the com posers whose work will be represented on the programme are: Miss Sans Souci, Mr. Ernest Lachmund, Mr. Wil lard Patten, Mr. Gerard Tonning. Mr. Arthur Koerner and Mr. J. Victor Bergquist. The Pittsburgh orchestra, which is to Rive a concert in the People's church Thursday evening, May is, is now in the tenth year of its existence. It ranks with the Boston Symphony or chestra and with the Chicago orches tra, its two most important contem poraries. Kr-iil Paur. who assumed the leader snip of the oroheMia last No iremter, has developed its strength to a point of achievement never before at tained by it, although its successes have been notable enough in the past This season the organization has en joyed a series of artistic triumphs, and each successive concert has more close ly established the sympathetic relations that exist between conductor and mu sicians. Mr. Paur's experience as or chestral leader has been wide. After being for several years a member of the Imperial Opera House orchestra at V'enna he went to Berlin to conduct an orchestra. From there he went with Hans yon Bulow to Hanover, where he was second leader of the famed Yon Bulow orchestra. He later succeeded Nikisch as conductor of the Qewandnaas orchestra, and also of the Boston orchestra, and followed Seidl aa leader of the New York Philhar monic society. Mine. Gadski's presence with the Pittsburg orchestra as soloist will add, of course, immeasurably to the value that many a prima donna may be de veloped from among the recruits who leave musical conservatories to take up the stage. That they may be well cared for on the road he has devised a general system for all of his organiza tions, and "The Prince of Pllsen" com pany now running in New York, like all the rest, is equipped in many ways for the unforeseen. One precaution is the carrying of a medicine chest, and the instruction of the wardrobe mistress in the use of simple remedies in emer gencies. The company also main tains a hospital fund in case any of its singers should have to be left be hind, or sent home on account of ill ness. Miss Viola Allen and her company VALMORE AND HORTOIN !^Sjs?L*^^^l.'ul?jj^^jCdJ y j|*fc"t^flß3fc^'^'3» ■"■■■■"■■■ ■■■ ■ ' F* " " jj i^¥^.rz*£ " ■ ff^*^t^"^^^^^fc^*vv^^s^^R^s With the Utopians at the Star This Week THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, APRIL 30. 1905 !of what promises to be the most bril liant musical entertainment of the sea son here. MUSICAL NOTES Harry E. George and D. F. Colville sang the tenor and baritone roles re spectively in Stainer's "Crucifixion," which was given in Winona duiing Holy week. The following comment on the work of the St. Paul singers ap peared in one of the Winona papers: "The favorable impression created by Mr. Harry E. George of St. Paul upon liis apjKjarance in "The Messiah" last week was only strengtlwned upon his ecming again to take part in Stainer's "Crucifixion." The solos by Mr. George were beautifully given, and especially in "The Majesty of Divine Humilia tion." the sterling qualities of a fine tenor voice were displayed to excellent advantage Mr. George enters into his singing with so much earnestness that the audience cannot fail to respond. The bass solos by Mr. D. F. OotvlDe of St. Paul were doubly welcome because of the many friends Mr. Colville has in our city, and because of his artistic style of singing. He created a most C> vocable impression and his solos will be among those which will be long re membered because of the beauty of tune and style of delivery." Mrs. F. L. Hoffman will accompany Campanarl and Louise Homer on a Bhoil Mineit tour this spring. It is not improbable that Mrs. Hoffman will b Mine. «;,uiskis accompanist when the latter gives her series of song re citals next winter. There are few ac < ompanists who biing to their work j.s larva ■ measure of sympathy as Mrs. Hoffman *<l«>es. St. Paul can count on the lingers of one hand—and there will be some to spare—the satisfactory a< - companists that out of town artists have brought to the city within recent years. A< comp.inistn. like poets, are born not made, and the former are as scarce as the latter today. There will be a special musical serv lee at the Oayton Avenue Presbyterian church this evening, when the choir will give an Kaster cantata, entitled the "Resurrection." by Charles l\>n tewi Manrey. The offertory solo will be sung by Mrs. Tisdale. The Schubert club yesterday adopt ed the ful lowing resolutions on the death of Mrs. H. R. Curtis: Whereas, death has laid its claim upon the Schubert club and taken from our midst the living presence of Mrs. 11. R. Curtis, be it Resolved, that in her death the Schu bert club suffer? the loss of a valued member, having been for many years In good standing and active service: That the executive board mourns the loss of advice of an enthusiastic, Intelli gent and well schooled musician, whose single purpose as a member of the board was ever the best interests of the club entrusted to Its care; That as individuals we grieve in the ab sence of a personal friend; That though absent in the body, she still lives for us In the life and growth of the club .she has enriched and in the hearts of those who came within her per sonal Influence; That we hereby extend to Mr. Curtis and family sincere** sympathy in the. sorrow which we beg to share with them; have given genuine pleasure to the lovers of Shakespeare by their careful and artistic presentation of "The Win ter's Tale." says W. L. Hubbard in the Chicago Tribune. Not only is the pro duction itself in uncommonly good tast»- and management of the best, but the acting is uniformly good, and the handling of the Shakespeare verse ad mirable. Miss Allen and nearly all of her players realize that a certain fullness of vowel value, a careful attention to syllables and a breadth and dignity of delivery are essential to a satisfactory voicing of the bard's lines. This does not mean "elocuting." There Is such a thing as naturalness in Shakespearean reading, but it is not the same natural ness as belongs in present day conver- THIS IS the last time we shall have an opportunity to i;each our patrons and friends through this paper. We want to - thank all of the readers for their liberal patronage and trust that we may enjoy it in the future, although we will be unable-to tell you of the good things we have, except through other mediums. Without wishing to appear unduly boastful, we simply state the fact that we are the largest Music House in v the Northwest, and briefly list here a few of the many good things that we have. PIANOS I ORGANS I Talking PIANOLA We have constantly on our ware- The Dyer Bros^ Organs are Ma/>hinAC H-w ■ n. >^ room floors an enormous stock of known, used and loved all over the ITlClV'llllltlxO B-^ 1 A |V| fl the best known and most reliable United States.— 3 I /-^ lit I makes of Pianos in the world. We For years we have produced the - and sell them strictly on their merits best organ in the world for the DhAnArt-^tiUo an A and our prices are th* lowest in the money. We guarantee absolute sat- ■110110(1 fSBuS CIIIU Northwest, taking grade for grade. isfaction or money refunded. * ■ ZM r tk M ■ Such well known makes to select The desijfns are handsome tfae We carry. the largest stock of |V| f±f |*|^^f V l^ cases solid oak and walnut and the th. ese muslcal instruments in the ITI V, 1.1 l/OljIC STFINWAY tone sweet, pure, clear and a pipe- West- •. .:^v >» rtl * like quality particularly our own Representing as we do the Victor [_%• fl LTfVADC , » ix, ■ an<l the Edison, the two best, we |^ |i-l W 1 (l 1 <Hi KM ABE Just at the present time we have are able to better satisfy any pros- . 1 "CI ■ ILFICI some special offerings in new organs nective nurrha^r than »«■ . ti,»^ WEBER which we wish to close out as they 2a\er PUFChaSer tha" a"y ° ther We are the Northwestern agents are discontinued styles. m,-* _-■... . for these instruments and- we want IVERS & POND - i., m V J"°° m 3c " c each to say «** here that vve know IVCIW A fUnU s $J5 Q $43 .n.llv,.iuu purchaser to get away theS e are the best there are on the |/ DAN i riJ c DAi-u Viyaiia, :r ..,a. by himself and test the machines market « KKAINICH & BACH $85 Organs, $47 -W ££*!£ —ds without being Th , Metrostyle Pianola is the best GABLER $100 Organs, $55 £* " Price of Edisons, $10 to $50; vie- 1' all piano "I:tyors> because lt -ls -V.4 tors $13 to $100 w—fw— the nearest to being mechanically EMERSON For further Information, HTlte for sold on payments of $1.00 down Pcr I fe°t> and ,has the latest best l I irkw/i/- ' our Bargain Bulletin No. 1..^ and 51.00 per week. an,l sin r l, plest, hmwovements. LUDWIG ■•^y^. The Pianola Piano is one of the ~"^ ~"~~t ~" ' ; —- best pianos on the market and can SMITH & BARNES 11/ ■ r^v% /■— r^ £\ r* m^^ *~^ be used as ■" ordlnary phin°.':*>ut \l\l I aI \/ |__ i^ V S^ IJ| I inside It is built a Metrostyle Pi- DYER BROS. ¥?• <J mIJ¥ VY\ Ok IliCl I anola and by simply ins,,ting a roll • -V-r • m^r m •■—• ■ m %^* IIJ'B %V-T« of music any one can play the And other leading makes. Sold on " piano. easy payments. 17 DYER BUILDING, - . ST. PAUL, MINN. CALL AND SEE IT That those resolutions be embodied In the club records and that a copy be seat to Mr. Curtis. Signed. —Florence L. C. Brlggs, —Marion R. Furness, —Elsie M. Shawe. Committee. OUT OF TOWN MUSICIANS It has been often said that what is most needed in the musical world to day is not so much more good com posers and performers as good listen ers. In this respect women an* far ahead of men; there are a hundred good listeners among them to> every man. especially in America. In a re cent article in a German newspaper Heinrich Zoellner has something to say on this subje.-t: "With sincere joy I recall many an hour I spent at the symphony concerts given In Carnegie hall during the time of my sojourn In New York. To that place I also saw many a lady wend her way with the vocal or orchestral score under her arm. While the music was going on they followed It care fully in the score. That is a phenome non I miss in Germany. The desire of getting at the inner meaning of a com |.<sition is something that I noted with !>!• Mill in the case of American wom en particularly. This desire, given a certain amount of musical talent. Is I s.-tional drama. The speech itself Is different. We have had two weeks of conversational Shakespeare during the Gleet festival— words rattled and chopped, when they were not mumbled and swallowed, and it is a pleasure to hear Miss Allen and her company read the lines of "The Winter's Tale" with the dignity and musical value that are their due. Miss Katherine Mulkins proved equal to a pretty emergency during the per formance of "Checkers" in St. Louis one night two weeks ago. It was in the love scene between Miss Mulkins as Pert and Mr. Ross as Checkers, and at a critical point when Checkers says "lmportant? Whafs the name of that little place in the desert whick saves the traveler's lifer' And before she could answer, a baby in the stage box woke up and started a sky piercing shriek. The mother seemed helpless, and it looked as if the scene would be spoiled, when Miss Mulkins leaned for ward, smiled at the infant In the box but a few feet away and waved* her hand at It. Immediately the child stopped crying, looked at Miss Mulkins smiled, ami with a "coo. coo ' fell asleep, and the scene, after the ap plause which the incident occasioned went on. I-'roin the advance sheets of a new book which May Irwin is writing these epigrams are taken: A champagne appetite and beer in come is all right if you have a big enough beer trade. When a man marries a woman he takes her for better or worse. Mine took DM for worse, and I made good. An accommodation liar soon travels like a lightning express. While running an automobile always keep your eyes on the road and the rest of your face In the wagon. I know enough about an automobile not to buy one. When you have nothing to say say it and retire. I, too, have loved, and can say with pride. The love I feJt in youth has not yet died; Have gone through life and now, a strange survival. Still love myself, and never had a rival. Nat Goodwin white touring through England during the past summer, ran across the following amusing incident: He :md Miss Elliott were traveling in the north of Scotland and at one of the stations four farmers entered the train. They were all big, burly, good natured men and completely filled up the seat on one side of the compart ment. „ At the next station the carriage door oj»t-ned to admit a taJl cadaverous in dividual with about the girth of a lamp post; he endeavored* to edge himself in between two of the farmers, but finding it a difficult operation turned rather testily to one of them ajid said: "Excuse me, sir, you must move up a bit. Each seat is intended to accom modate five persons, and according to act of parliament you are only entitled to eighteen inches of it." '"Aye, aye, my friend," replied the usually gratified. And when I saw the cheeks of many a beauty glow with ex citement, and her eyas, become brighter with Joy. I had to say to myself: Wow thai young soul la const ious of what the composer fancied in his reveries.' " Among the papen of Wagner's inti mate friend. August Roeckel (who. leaj lucky than th" fugitive Wagner, wai captured daring the insurrection of 1848, and imprisoned for twelve years), there has just been found a heretofore unknown sketch for an opera, dated Paris. March 5. 1842. It is called "The Mines of Falun." and contains a com plete plot for a three act opera in the style of Marfchner and Lortzing. It is based on a story by E. T. Hoffmann about a miner who was entombed In a Swedish mine, and whOM body wai found unchanged a lons time after wards. It is supposed that Reeckel had intended to set Wagner's libretto to music. Before Felix Weingaitner came to New Yuik to conduct two seta <>f Phii liarnioni.- coin crts he gave up his posi tion ai conductor of the royal orchestra in Berlin. On returning, he chanced his mind and retained that post. NOW it is announced that, while Munich will remain his home, he will do longer con- li farmer, "thafs a' very quid, for you, that '■ been built that way, but you canna blame me U I hae na been eenstruckit acoordin' to set of paiha mont." Kvery city visited by either Savage or Courted ha.l its Parsifal Joke; and thip one belongs to Omaha: "Which ait of tin- music festival <lo you like best •.- ;isk-il an enthusiastic musician of mie critic. "I pr.fer the second," was the imme diate response. 'Is thai so.'" replied the enthusiastic student. "How can you express a pref erence when it is all so marvelous, so beautiful so glorious?" "It seems to me." replied the critic, "that I slept better during that act." A near Swede contributed the ap pended soliloquy to the New York Tel egraph recently: To ban or not to ban—dls har ban qvestion; Kf it ban nobler for a common |mm To stand for all dis crazy heartache tengs Or else to yump In river or in lak. To stand, to yump, to drown—dis har bin tuff! To tenk dat yen yu push jure head in under Tv ant com op again to tak giid? breath— Yu ant <«>m on at all. Ay tal yu dis: Ef ye could tal yen ye ban apt to go Ef fall.fr.s knew yust vat dla game vould be. Ef vo could tal vere ye ban apt to go After re <lle. val. maybe ye aiit 'frald. But yen ye tenk about all dis sulphur lak.*. And all de.s* little ylg K . rs «l.v calls imps, Yumping around and yabhing >v v itit forks. Val. d< n ye say It ant no use to die Unit] our time ban com. De Wolf Hopper, the altitudlnous comedian, who at present is starring in a revival of "Wang," is act down by his press agent as having a great pen chant f<r wat »r as a beverage. How the press agent aforesaid reconciles this statement with the fa«t that Mr. Hopper is quite a prominent member of the Lambs' club is a topic quite apart from the story. Mr. Hopper, ac cording to th:s narrative, recently in dulged in a long horseback r'u\>\ fetch ing up at a country inn, where ho -all ied for a glass of the harmless fluid be fore mentioned. The player raised it to his lips and, finding it very warm, set It down again. Then, motioning to the waiter, he inquired: "What's the mat ter with that?" Matter!" exclaimed the waiter. "Nothing, sir. That's spring water, sir." "Bprtag water!" Mr. Hopper mHed "Nothing of the ktad! It's summer wa tt r! Bring me a glass of beer." And another name was added to the roster of the victims of circumstance. Yvette Guilbert has accomplished that difficult undertaking of surpris ing Paris. After years of .singing Wtlgt that are not exactly suitable to Sunday school usurp. Mile. Guilbert hit* turned tables and is now singing the most in nocent and simple songs to be obtained in the French metropolis, with the re sult that she has stirred up a furore and has been applauded as heartily as ever before. Sarah Bernhardt. who is to tour this country next season under direction of the Shuberts. has suffered many jests at the expense of her extreme attenua tion. Twenty years ago th* actress was even thinner than now. Dumas, the younger, upon being shown Clarin's portrait of the divine Sarah with a dog* at her feet, remarked: "Ah, I see; a picture of a dog and a bone." On an other occasion a Parisian paper told a story of how Mme. Bernhardt was at tacked by robbers, but escaped by hid ing behind her parasol. Once the ac- dud the Kaim concerts it* that city and elsewhere. His recces—t is to be Ceorg S.hneevoigt. The Herlin Tagobiatt asked its read era who were the most popular men in the literal.v and artistic world. The number of answers received was :«.7t;i >. and among ti>.' twenty namns that re ceived the largest number of votes there were flve musicians: Richard Strau-s. W.-ingartner, Mump, i dinek, dries, and Sarasate. "» Since H<-inrii h ('onried returned to New York, he has all but completed the arrangements for the next opera season at tli- Metropolitan. A few artists still remain to be engaged and there vi.- boom details of the reper toin to be adjusted. Otherwise, In the main, he has in the past ten days set tled what the season is to be. The most Interesting among the new singers is to h*- Bertha Iforena <>r Muni. h. who is regarded aa the most beautiful woman <>n the operatic Stage in Germany, she has spent.nearly all her career at the Royal opera house in the Bavarian capital and has th'-re ac quired her fame. Sin- Is tall and stately in appearance and of great brunette beauty. Her roles are th« lighter Wagnerian lyric parts, al- tress was rehearsing ■ piece In a French theater when she u., s called off the stage to meet a friend. The man turning around quickly and not seeing her. looked thoughtfully ai the n- oi for a f.-kv seconds and then said sadly: "Poor madamotselle! She must have slipped through the boards." Arthur Dunn, the principal comedian of "The Runaways," t> lls an amusing story of a little girl with who.se par ent* he became ••" quainted while cross ing the Atlantic. The youngster, like most children, was foinl of asking questions, a goodly percentage ol which were of an embarrassing nature. "Mamma." ihe observed one day, when the party was sunning Itself on deck. "what would be the nationality of a baby born at sea?" "Why." replied the fond mater, "the nationality of its mother, of course, deSr." "Yes," the tiny inquisitor insisted. "But supposing its mother didn't hap pen to l).. along.' Supposing the baby was traveling with its aunt?" Duse has been renewing the old en thusiasm for her acting in Paris. She has not played there for eight years. She is in excellent health and spirits. She is taking many parts. The flower of Paris, artistic, social, intellectual. has filled her theater. Never before has apßrecfatfcM of her acting been so warm and line. Duse is appearing in a rather obscure and stuffy little theater. Meantime, from her big and showy house in the Place dv rhetelet, Bern hardt is looking on, grieved, angry, and. not to put it too finely, snubbed. The Waldorf theater, which is the London property of a New York the atrical manager, Ban s. Shubert, is being completed along Unas distinctly American. There will be no "pijj' in the house to mar the appearance of the lower floor, there will be no compila tion of "early doors," ami, better still, there will be no variety of tips and fees. It is not at all unlikely that English manager! will profit by this example and that the result win be a betterment even greater th;tn that ac complished by certain London actors, notably Blf Henry Irving, who took American ideas of the conduct of the aters back home with him after tours of this country. Sc humann-llt-ink la to desert comic opera the coming season for musical COBMdjr. It is sail that the prima donna's new vehicle will be a gossa mer hodge-podge, built on the order of "Piff. Paff. PoufT." and into which will be Introduced ■ s< *-n.' from grand opera, giving the great contralto an opportunity to sing one of her favor ite roles in this way. The latest rumor has it that J<<" Weber has offered Eddie Koy a place in his all star company for next sea son at the biggest salary that has ever been paid a comedian in that organi zation. Koy is said to be considering thf> offer. The fact that he is now getting $1,000 a week in vaudeville is a pretty sure indication ttuu Weber has advanced that figure IfTorder to win him over to the music haH. In an interview with Lillian Russell in the Chicago Record-Herald, the fair prima donna now playing Lady Teazle in the operatized 'School for Scandal," makes this interesting announcement: "Next year I Intend to do an oper atic version of the 'Taming of the Shrew/ and I am going to try to make Katherine a greater success than my Lady Teazle. The 'Taming of the though she has occasionally sung with less success and against the advice of Ernest Possart the "Brunnhildesl" •file Moreua is scarcely known out side of Qermany, but her reputation as a beauty extends throughout that country. At the Metropolitan she la t" take the place of Mine. Senger- Bettaque, who tame here last season. Frits ELreialer is the subject of an article in the London Magazine (March) in which the following oc- CBre: "Mow few of the eager pin»!ls who daily swell the auditoriums or st. James 1 hall and the Queen's hail to hear great violin soloists, reaji/.e that a perfect tone depends largely upon great physical strength, which-is abso lutely essential lor a performer to possess. Take the few artists of the present day who are quite above their Fellows as violinists, and if will he found that all of them* are, men of enormous strength; for this quality Is as necessary as brain power to a great violinist. Therefore, when Kreisler entered the army, and tearne£ i<> wieM the sword in place of the violin bow. he was unconsciously becoming daily more physically fitted for the profes sion he afiei wards adopted, which daily demands the expenditure of <o k BSSi strength and unflagging vitality. Shrew* lends Itself beautifully to lyric work, and of course it is a much more ambitious performance than 'The School for Scandal.' I am building all my hopes around it and studying bard. If I realize that I it. ike a failure of it. or that the public will not accept me in these new roles, then I have deter mined to leave the stage for.good." Most managers of musical comedlea are tiini in the belief that what EL B. Rice used to describe frankly as "legs and lingerie" form the financial back bone of thai class of entertainment. The Incontrovertible fact remains that pieces In which the women arc gowned almost for the street have been dis tinctly more BUCcessfuL "A Chinese Honeymoon." which lias made more money than any other comic opera ever produced, affords no glimpse of choral nether limbs, while the Ha mo point may be made with such minor hits as "San Toy." "The (Jelaha." "Klo rodora." "The Runaway Oirl," "The Girl From Kay's" and "The Duchess of Dantzlc." Ada Rehan recently was offered $40,000 for a season of twenty-flvn weeks in vaudeville. The Shuberts. who are her managers, never commu nicated the proposition to her. What .Miss Rehan, reared in the school of Augustin Daly, imbued with the lofti est ideals and the most old fashioned ideas of art, would have srrM to such a suggestion, it would not be difficult to imagine. The profits Of Miss Rfl han's tours in her Shakespearean rep ertoire generally average nearly $40,- Ouo a year, but of course this has to be divided among several people. Dave Montgomery of "The WlsarA of Oz" has the reputation of being a strictly abstemious man an<! has been a member of the "Blue ribbon" band for over five years, Last week in Mont real he met a young Scotchman who tried to persuade him to sample a choice brand of Highland "Mountain Dew." "Sorry, to refuse you, my friend," sai.i the comedian, "but I am on the water wagon." "Oh. man dear, try one wee .drop. it's delicious." "No, I am on the water cart ami I'm going to stay there." ■.Man alive, don't you ever get down to pick up the whip?" asked the Scot. Dave Braham Jr., whose creation of the part of the race track tout. "Push" Miller, in "( 'heckfrs." is re garded as one of the biggest hits in recent seasons, has eacepted the scenario of a play to be called "Push Miller." in which his character is de veloped into stellar proportions, and he will appear In it season aft.-r next. He is und-i contract f'>r n»-xt Reason to continue his present role in "Check ers." Nance O'Neil will dose her season in this country May 11. and straltrht way will start for Australia, in which some of her earliest triumx'lis \v< m won. Well to Do Negroes It is a little singular that American negroes having some means an«i edu cation do not permanently abandon the United States for the purpose Of making their homes in continental Ru» rope. No matter wher*.- they may Itare in this country they cannot fail to re alize that they are held to be social in feriors. On the other hand. In coi* tlnental Europe, and particularly in France, this discrimination against them does not exist. —Boston Herald. 23