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THE SCElTON TRIBUNE SATTJRDAY MOKNTXa, OCTOBER 20, 1894.
fl(ross the Pond
(ntcrestinfl News Letter from Our Lon
KAR-KUMOKS CAl'Sfi TROUBLE
Vrightful Train M rcek in a For Trip to
Chiautonn Not n Success .Warrlugc
of an Actress of by Cone Days.
Americans Lunch With Cabby.
London, Oct. C.
The sudden summonHliiR of a cabinet
council two or three dayu back caused
quite a sensation in London, and in fact,
throughout England. The evening pa
pers found out Its object nt once! The
relations between England and France
were strained, the French were block
ading all the ports of Madagascar, und
the council was called to take active
measures anlnst Its near lielKhbur.
These alarming reports had their im
mediate effect on the Stock exchange,
and many brokers are now biting their
lingers in vexation. As a mntter of
fnct France and Madagascar were never
mentioned at the meeting, the sole ob
ject being to cope effectively with the
serious position Englishmen are placed
in at Pekin and other assailable ports
and towns In the disturbed districts.
The absence of Sir. William Harcourt,
Mr. Campbell Bannerman, Mr, Fowler
and Mr. nryce, was in itself sufficient
to prove that the object of the council's
meeting was not of a vastly serious na
ture; as Sir William as lender of the
lower house and Mr. Bannerman as rep
resenting the wnr office would both
have had to be present if tiny rupture
with France was contemplated. Jt Is
understood that troops will not be sent
In any numbers, although the naval
force will be increased. Should any
emergency arise the Urltlsh lleet in
China will be re-lnforced from the Tn
dian station at very short notice. The
council did not consider that any
Immediate danger was to be feared with
regard to Englishmen in China, but the
general feeling in the city is thut the
t'htnesenregradualy getting themselves
In a. close coiner. Undoubtedly, the
Japanese carry our sympathies with
them, the innny horrible tales of John
Chinaman's Bavagery and brutal treat
ment of inoffensive foreigners putting
ling them altogether into bad odor.
Four men-of-war are already nt the
service of Vice Admiral the Hon. Sir
Edmund It. Freemantle. commander-in-chief
of the Chinese station. One of the
four is the St. George, a 2u-knot boat of
7,350 tons, which should prove a valua
ble addition to the twenty war bonts
already in the troubled waters of China.
Great consternation was felt through
out London when the news came that
the Scotch express had met with a ter
riblo accident. It was generally be
lieved that Lord Itoseberv was travel
ing by the train to attend the council
meeting. Hasty telegrums brought re
lief. The accident, though a serious and
fatal one, was in no wise as bad as re
ported, and Lord Kosebery had left
Edinburgh by an earlier train, but Mr.
Arnold Morley and Lord Tweedmouth,
two other cabinet ministers, were pas
sengers, as was also Lord Hlndllp, the
deputy chairman of the company. The
train was going at a high rate of speed
and u drifting fog was hanging about
when the thirteen or fourteen cars,
drawn by two engines, dnshed into the
rear part of a goods train. The result
was terrible. The front engine was
turned completely over and the tender
was dashed on top of it: the second en
gine was thrown on its side and with
the guard's van was badly smashed. It
was undoubtedly the composite car and
the Pullman hat saved the whole train,
as the Pullman, beyond having the
front part stove In, wus not much dam
aged. The wonderful part of llie whole
affair was that beyond the unfortunate
drivers one of whom has succumbed
and the fireman, no one else seems to
have received any injuries beside severe
bruises. The signals are stated to have
been against the driver, but were evi
dently mistaken in the fog,
A railway ncoldent with real live cabi
net councllmen in the train, und a sud
den cabinet meeting of a mysterious
character, make up excitement enough
in one week for any ordinary city. Hut
then London is no ordinary place and it
worked Itself up to a frenzied pitch over
yet another incident. -This was the elec
tion of a lord mayor for the coming year.
Tlie senior alderman, Sir Joseph Kenals,
was strongly opposed by Mr. Yandel
Phillips. Sir Joseph Is a man of very
Liberal views and Incurred h lot of feel
ing of an ill-natured order by strongly
defending a previous lord mayor, who
was attacked by a Conservative as
sembly of aldermen, because he hap
pened to be a Roman Catholic. Mr.
Phillips had a strong following and was
In the desperate position that unless he
wot) made lord mayor this yftir, he had
no chance in the future. After some
energetic voting Kenals came out on top
and the city magnates hurried off to
their various suburban homes.
Mr. Iloyt'g piece, "A Trip to China
town," has not taken at all success
fully In London. As a mater of fact,
these "variety" pieces have been very
much overdone. The principle part was
taken by Mr. R. O. Knowles, who Is
tetter known in our music halls ns
"a very eccentric American comedian."
A Mrs. Anna Ruppert, who is better
known as a vender of powders, etc.,
to beautify the complexion, has had
the temerity to appear ns Odette, a
version of M. Sardou's great play . The
whole affair Is neatly Riimtnud up by
a pithy critic. "Mrs. Anna Ruppert hus
appeared as Odette we wish she
hadn't!" The only theatrical event of
the week of any importance was the
production at the Criterion by Mr.
Wyndham of a new play by the great
little and only Arthur Henry Jones,
called "The Case of Rebellious Susan."
The piece Is practically without plot
and relies solely on the acting and an
extremely witty dialogue. Mr. Wynd
ham, with the part of a managing and
cynical middle-aged gentleman who
sets everything and everybody in order,
hus a task after his own heart. The
piece was well received and will no
doubt find Its way out to America
Much surprise has been occasioned
by the news of Mrs. Stirling's murrlage
to Sir Charles Hutton Gregory, K. C.
M. O. The bridegroom has seen 77
birthdays and the blushing bride has
celebrated even more! She was a great
favorite in Macready's day and acted
with the tragedian for three years,
taking the leading parts. Of late
years she has appeared on several oc
casions as the nurse In "Romeo and
Juliet," notably in conjunction with
Miss Mary Anderson. Lady Hutton is
a brilliant conversationalist and unttcs
in the best society. Well, well we all
show our madness In different ways,
and In her case once bitten has not been
A royal commission hns been consid
ering the best means of governing the
city of London. At present the duties
are divided insomuch that the "old city"
which comprises the business part of the
town Is ruled by the aldermen more or
lesB, while the outlying port is guarded
by the county council. The commis
sion advises a city council to govern
the whole of London, to elect alder
men and mayor by popular vote and
to take possession of the mansion
house and the guild hall. The recom
mendations are popular and will give
the average Londoner a much larger
voice In the management of their city,
a thing much to be desired. The
scheme provides various local bodies to
exercise functions restricted to their
localities, and recommends a triennial
elections of councllmen to the central
When that late and wild sprig of no- J
bllity, the Duke of Ailesbury, passed
away, a number of the family heir
looms were missed. They have now
been found and many of "Bill's"
friends could have guessed where the
same would be discovered. The neces
sitous young man had offtlmes boasted
to his "pals" about "spouting the fam
ily pewter," the said pewter being vari
ous costly articles of silver plate and
pictures. He was a man of his word
and the family have had to pay a con
siderable amount to bring the aforesaid
"pewter" down the spout again. 'Tis
an ill wind that blows nobody good and
mine uncle of the three brass bulls has
Sportsmen who devote any nttentlon
to the art of boxing are much disgusted
at Corbett's conduct with regard to the
proposed match with Fltzsimmons. It
dots not sound "game," and, after all,
Corbett hus not done anything much
yet to authorize Ids holding 'is 'orty 'ed
so 'igh. Beating a played-out boxer us
Sullivan wus an overrated boaster like
Mitchell, are not enough to entitle a
man to call himself champion. But let
him whip Jackson and Fltzslmmons
and nobody would then deny that he
was champion of chumpious. Jn the
world of boxing, success nowadays
seems to ruin a man and newspaper talk
takes the pluce of deeds of "derring do."
Where do nil the Americans come
from? Is a natural question to ask after
visiting the London hotels, for they are
one and all full of our transatlantic
cousins. Two New York merchants had
a strange experience the other night.
They arrived at Southampton aboard
the Paris quite late and reached the
Hotel Metropole in London ut 1 o'clock
a. m. They were very hungry ufter
their journey, and could, strangely
enough, get nothing to eat at the hotel,
so sallied forth to lind a friendly restaur
ant. But no! in London no such place
is to be found open after VI o'clock, and
after wandering disconsolately about
were returning with empty stomachs
and loose waistcoats when they passed
a box set up by ti cnb stand, a light was
shining from the door and u smell of
coffee tickled their noses. It was a cab
man's shelter and their minds were
made up. The door was pushed open,
and in the compuny of the cabmen they
partook of coffee and bacon and bread
and butter. Due cabman asked them It
they knew a Mrs. Somebody or other
living in Hamilton, but could not be
made to understand the difference be
tween that place and New York. The
keeper of thut stall will remember his
American visitors for some timetocome,
as they considered their welcome repast
worth a piece of gold.
The eldest son of the duke of Cam
bridge was out shooting with pa and
other big guns the other day when ho
had a bigger bag than he anticipated.
He shot several pheasants and two
gamekeepers. He saw, as he thought,
some birds rising from the undergrowth
and banged away In a haphazard man
ner. Howies and groans followed the
discharge and the alarmed party ran
up and found the two poor fellows
writhing in agony on the ground and
plentifully perforated with small shot.
One man was taken to the hospital in
a serious condition and sportsmen are
disgusted at Colonel Fltzgeorge's ig
norance of shooting etiquette. It is
still fresh in the memory of the people
that kindly Prince Christian lost an eye
owing to an accident by the duke of
Connought. It was a mistake, certainly
but even royalty should be careful.
Mr. J. McNeill Whistler Is a bump
tious little man; he Is ulso terribly of
fended with .Mr. l)u Marnier, for as he
states taking him off in the tale
"Trilby" that has appeared in Har
pers. An apology has been published
In the dally papers from Messrs. Har
per & lire, which Is very gentlemanly
and nice, but Whistler doesnot meet with
very much sympathy this side he Is too
well eccentric! WILLIS.
HERMIT OF SAX CLF.MEXTE.
The Only Inhabitant of an Island i0 Allies
off the California Coast.
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Ciemente island, which lies sixty
miles west one-half south of Point Lo
ma lighthouse on the southern coast of
California, is eighteen miles and a half
long, with an average width of two and
one-half miles, and an urea of fifty-one
and one-half square miles. It Is a lone
some spot, suggestive of Spanish buc
caneers and pirates generally. It rears
Its ugly head of black plutontc rock
nearly 2,000 feet above the sea level,
and In the deep gulches treasures a few
sumac trees as a miser guards his gold.
Cactus abounds. Natural water tunks
In the rock are found on the edges of
the plateaus. They were worn by
rocks whirled around lit holes during
heavy rainfalls. The water In these
tanks has saved the lives of many a
thirsty mariner who has put in there
for a supply of the life-giving fluid. It
was here that Cabrlllo landed in Oc
tober, 1542, after discovering San Diego
harbor. He named the Island La Vic
toria, after one of his smaller ships, the
present name having been given a cen
There Is but one human being on San
Ciemente, the hermit herder, Tom Gal
lagher. Tom is a character with a his
tory. His shaggy head and beard and
curious attire give hlin the look of a
savage, but Tom is very much of a
white man in his heart, even though he
has lived alone with his sheep for over
twenty yearn. Occasionally a strag
gling junk seeking abalone, or now
and then a fisherman, stops in the cove
of Sun Ciemente, brings Tom the
news, and furnishes him with supplies.
To loosen Tom's tongue the explorei
must have handy a chew of tobacco
and a drink of whisky. He has a fa
vorite water tank somewhere, but he
never tells Its location. Whisky Is a
novelty to this hermit, but It never
causes him to forget himself sufficient
ly to reveal the details of his mainland
life. He wos a llsherman somewhera
between San Diego and Monterey Hay.
He had good prospects, but one day he
took it into his head to live alone on
San Ciemente. That is about all Tom
will say of himself.
There are people who claim to know
Tom's history, and it is a romantic
Btory, they say, with a love affair in it,
of course. The woman jilted him, and
he Bought the island cloister. Tom lives
in a comfortable hut, with a vegetable
patch, chickens, a goat, and his sheep.
Ills is a regular Hobinson Crusoe outllt,
except that there is no man Friday to
serve him. This lord of San Ciemente
does not want servants. He simply
wants to be let alone, with only his ani
mals and his gun for companions.
Odd Fellow Commundments.
The ten commandments of Odd Fellow
Thou shalt be upright in thy dealings
Thou shalt not bruit the follies of thy
Thou shalt be obedient to the laws of thy
Thou shult venerate religion.
Thou shult vlHlt the sick.
Thou shalt relieve the distressed.
Thou shalt bury the dead.
Thou shalt care for the widow.
Thou shult educate the orphan,
Thou shult regard tlod us thy Father
and all mankind us thy brethren. Domin
ion Odd Fellow.
Pile on the logs! the bright flumes start,
And up the roaring chimney race;
How grateful should we be, sweetheart.
For just this littlo fireplace!
I said today thut I was poor
And poor In some things I mny be;
Hut here's a shelter who needs more?
And your bright eyes to beam for me!
No sculptured busts, no paintings raroy
Adorn the mantle and the shelf;
A sweet face framed In golden hair
Is all a picture of yourself!
We have no Idle dreams of fume,
And all our worldly wants are few;
What care I for a laureled nume,
Whe I've the sweetest nume in you?
Lean, golden hend, upon my breast
In wealth of womlrouB beauty which
Hath crowned my life und made mo blest,
And kiss me, dear, and muke me rich!
Frank L. fcUunion.
Miisic Pays When
One Is Handsome
Appearance Rather Than Merit is
Often the Signal for Success.
CASE OP LILLIAN KUSSCLL
Not .Many Years Ago She Was an Impecu
nious Chorus Girl at Tony Pustor's;
Now She Is a Kegnlur Flnun.
ciul Princess of Song.
Mio says music doesn't pay? Look
at Lillian Russell If we may mention
her in the same breath with music.
When she sang for Tony Pastor she re
ceived $26 a week. James C. Duff offered
her $300 a week and she took it until
the Casino made it $500. T. Henry
French, who Just about that time want
ed to drop in the Garden theater, New
York, some of the large profits of his
ancestral play-publishers, gave the fair
Lillian $S00. This sufliced to keep her
vocal highness out of the poor house un
til Canary & Lederer tleorge Lederer,
formerly of Wilkes-Barre; you know
him. of course you do raised the limit
to a round thousand. Last of all, Ab
bey, Schoefel & Grau have made a con
tract with her at $1,500 a week. "Dur
ing this entire period of fourteen yeurs
Lillian Russell," according to one au
thority, "has constantly increased net
salary, her popularity and her art. Nor
Is It to be assumed that she intends to
Btop at the plane which she hns now
reached. Her desire to be free from the
Casino contract was Inspired by the
wish to get under the direction of our
grand opera impresari. Lillian Russell
is a woman of tremendous ambition.
The populaiMmpression that she spends
her leisure in drinking champagne,
playing poker and looking out for an
other husbund Is amusingly erroneous.
There Is no person in the musical world
who works harder than Miss Russell.
Soon after breakfast she Is at her music
teacher's house, where she slugs until
luncheon time. A short siesta follows
that meal, and presently her carriage
is at the singing teacher's door again
for another urduous lesson. Through
out her London engagement Miss Rus
sell hns been studying assiduously
der the best English Instructors." Very
good; but Is she worth $l,fj0 a week on
!! :i H
The event to which the music lovers
look forward wth the greatest interest
is undoubtedly the American debut of
Eugene Ysaye, the Belgian violinist.
The eminent virtuoso comes to this
country with his "name and fame In
the world" already established. He
can add nothing to his reputation as
an artist, for in his school he is ab
solutely without a rival. Ysaye was
born of a musical family and received
his first instruction from his father,
Nicholas Ysaye. After a few years In
the famous conservatory at Liege, he
studied under Wienluwskl at Brussels.
About this time Viouxtemps heard him
in concert. The story runs thut the
audience was so enthusiastic and the
impression mude on Vieuxtemps so
great that he, in a fit of admiration,
jumped on the stage, kissed the young
violnist and, without much regurd for
metaphor, called him "the star of his
school, upon whom the mnntle of great
ness had -fallen." Largely through
the old master's Influence Ysaye was
furnished with a pension by the
Belgian government and enabled to
complete his studies In Purls. Since
that time Ids career has been one of
almost uninterrupted public success. In
September, 1SS6, at the suggestion of
M. Jevaert, he was appointed high pro
fessor at the Royal conservatory at
Brussels, where he successfully con
tinued the school formerly presided
over by his two masters. Wienlawsk!
and Vieuxtemps. The effects of his
close attenton to this school are nl
ready potent, and today the Brussels
conservatory boldly claims that it pro
duces as great voillnists under the in
struction of Ysaye us the Paris con
servatory of the school of Joachim. The
fact that he is to have the support of
M. Aline Lachaune as solo pianist and
accompanist In his American tour
should add largely to his success. Lu
ehuume is an artist of line intelligence
and admirable technique. He was a
pupil of Georges Mathlas and de
Beriot, and received the first prize at
the Paris conservatoire in lSKil. Miss
Theodore Pfallln, the dramatic soprano,
completes this choice company, which
Illustrates the old maxim of "infinite
riches In a little room."
II II II
In a supplementary (third) volume of
Liszt's letters, the great pianist relates
an anecdote wheh, while omitted in all
the Mozart biographies, was told hint
on the best authority at Prague. At
the first performance there of "Titus,"
the emperor. In whose honor the opera
had been composed, left the house
after the first act. The director, In
great consternation, hastened to in
form Mozart, who replied culmly: "So
much the better, then we shall have
one donkey less In the theater."
II II II
Allen A. Brown, of Boston, hns given
his music library to the city. It will be
plncd In one of the rooms of the Boston
Public llbrury and be open for free use
and consultation. It Is one of the most
complete, If not the most complete, col
lection of the kind In the country. There
are 1,236 orchestra scores. Beethoven,
Bach, Haendel and Mozart are in full
In the line editions of Breltkopf and
Haertel. There are plano-volce ar
rangements of n.fiOO operas from Feii's
"Dafne," dating lilM. to the last
Parisian operetta. Of musical literature
there are 2,300 volumes, and the card
catalogue contains 11,000 numbers in all.
Mr. Brown gives this valuable collection
during his lifetime and he will have per
sonal supervision of it. Scranton ought
to have a few Allen Browns. It would
do the city good.
II II II
The Seldl society of Brooklyn has made
preparations for a season which, says
the Sun, It believes will be notable,
even compared with the best successes
of the organization. Announcement is
made of six orchestral concerts to be
given in the' Brooklyn Academy of Mu
sic during the winter, the first to take
place on Tuesday evening, Nov, 13. The
concerts will, of course, be given under
the direction of Anton Seldl, with his
orchestra and assistants of eminent
soloists. At the first concert Cesar
Thomas, the Belgian violinist, will make
his first Brooklyn appearance, and other
soloists are to be Mrs. Julie L. Wynian
and the Misses Rose and Ottilie Sutro,
pianists. The orchestral part of the
programme is well up to the high
standard set In previous seasons. Sue-
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ceedins concerts of the series will be on
Dec. 10, Jan. 4, Feb. 5, March 5, and
"Rubenstelnhasbeen called and recg
nlzed the tenor poet of the world. Un
der his fingers the piano sings and the
soul of its sweetness is revealed in its
fullest and loveliest perfection. The
Rubenstein touch is what all
artists strive for, that is, strength with
lightness. Players who pound the piano
get from the instrument just that for
which they aim noise. And who goes
to a concert to hear ear-distracting
noise?"; Just here we may call atten
tion to the beautiful pianissimo work of
our own pianist, Mr. Carter, as exhib
ited throughout his entire work of Mon
day evening. He produced the same
variety of delicate shading on the piano
as he does upon his big organ. His
beautiful piano touch emphatically re
futes the idea that organ playing in
Jures the touch for the piano,
' 11 11 11
The music committee of Elm Park
church will meet all applicants for the
position of solo sopranos at the church
on Monday at 4 p. m. The test will
consist of solo singing and sight read
ing. .Mine. Nordlea. will sail for New York
early In November. She will sing "Elsa"
on her first night at the Metropolitan
Opera House, under Abbey & Grau's
management. Later In the season
"Trlstran and Isolde" will be given,
with Nordlea and Jenn de lieszke in the
title roles. Both will sing In German.
-nu H 'I II
The Oratorio society of New York,
under Damrosch, will give "The Crea
tion," "Messiah" and Bach's "Passion
According to St. Mathew" during the
winter. In May there will be a week of
oratorio, when Beethoven's great "Missa
Solennls" will be performed.
, II II II
Mine. Bertha Marx-Goldschmitt, the
pianist, who played In this country with
D'Albert and Sarasate In 1N!H), will give
an interesting series of eight recitals In
Berlin. Two evenings are devoted to
the sonata, one to etudes, one to fanta
sies and ballads, the last of the series
to living composers. Out of 2il numbers
Brahms leads the list with seven.
- , 11 !l n
The Boston Symphony orchestra has
taken the Metropolitan opera house for
the usual series of concerts in New
York tliis year. Seldl will give live eon
certs there during the next month. The
six Philharmonics, under Seidl, and the
Symphony society concerts, under
Damrosch, will be given In Music hull.
II II II
The Blauvelt concert at the Froth
Ingham on Monday evening may be con
sidered the chief musical event of the
week. An excellent programme was ar
tistically rendered and there was little
about the entertainment to criticize.
At the risk of being considered In the
dark, musically speaking, however, one
must question the taste displayed in
closing the concert with an agonizing
solo from the "Creation." The writer
has upon various occasions listened to
a moderate variety of music, and can
enjoy almost anything in the line. Un
der proper cultivation he might be en
abled to derive pleasure from listening
to the filing of a buzz saw or to the
staccatto passages from a classical
boiler manufacturing shop. But candor
compels the admission that "On Mighty
Peus" Is too profound It Its ear wrench
ing completeness for comprehension.
The musical theme Is too thoroughly
obscured to be properly appreciated by
the average listener. The uneasiness
of the audience at the Frothinghani on
Monday night during Madame Blau
veit's efforts to discover the musical
point in the solo, was in marked con
trast with the silence that pervaded the
theater during the rendition of the re
malnder of the programme. There i
no question that the oratorio Inspira
tion left an unpleasant impression up
on the audience nt the close of the con
cert. II II II
The latest In musical devices Is a
patent attachment which can be hooked
upon an upright piano, making the lat
ter, by the aid of an electric motor, a
self-playing instrument. The nppll
ance has reached Scranton and is re
garded with apprehension In some local
ities. The Hend who plays " Down Went
Met Unty" and "Boulanger's March" for
hours at a stretch, occasionally is
forced to stop for sleep and food; but
it Is eusy to see that the machine piano
may go on forever, so long us the elec
tric power holds out. One consolation,
however, may be derived from the au
tomatic 'instrument: There are no
music rolls manufactured yet that con
tain the five-linger exercises that often
make the labors of the youthful aspir
ant something to be dreaded In a quiet
neighborhood. For this all should be
II I! II
SHARPS AND FLATS:
The chorus recently organized by John
T. Watklns which will i-umpete at Allen
town on Thanksgiving, began active re
hearsal on Wednesday evening.
Coslma Wagner hus accepted un invita
tion to be present at the model perform
ances of Wagner's music-dramas to be
given nt Dessau next motitlit
In mlilltlon to the female oholr Mrs.
Nellie Moses Thomas will conduct a chor
us of mixed voices that will compete for
prizes at the eisteddfod at Allc-ntow n on
Dr. Dvorak will be represented In the
autumn season in London by a number of
ids works, Including the American sym
phony, the "Speetre'B Bride," and the
I "Klegy oa the Death of a Poodle Is the
title of a hitherto unpublished song of
I Beethoven recently Issued by 1. J. Ton
I ger, of Bonn, who thinks it was composed
i about tile sume time as "Adelaide."
Eugene D Albert, nnvmg accepieu an
Invltution to play at a tiewundhaus con
cert In Leipslc, was asked to submit a list
of concertos from which a selection might
be suggested. He promptly forwarded a
a list of fourteen.
The thousandth performance of Goun
od's "Faust" will shortly be celebrated at
the Paris Opera, and the directors, MM.
Bei t rand und (.iallliard, propose to im
part speciul Interest to the occasion by
Introducing a scene which the composer
shall bo glurllled In an appropriate man
ner. Miss Gertrude Holyoke French, the harp
ist of the Frothliigtiani While orchestra,
promises to become a valued member of
the musical fraternity of Scranton. Miss
French expects to open a studio In the
city and give Instruction upon the harp
und mandolin when not tilling theatrical
On reading that Clara Schumann cele
brated her seventy-fifth birthday on Sept.
13 at liuerlukeH, one cannot help think
ing how manv pearls would huve been ad
ded to the world's musical treasures could
Schumann huve preserved his life und
health as long as his wife, who has sur
vived him thirty-eight years.
Verdi, says the New York Evening Post,
has been weak enough to accede to the re
quest of the Parisians to add a genuine
ballet to his "Othello." The music is said
to be very good, but Its excellence will not
atone for the inartistic proceeding of In
troducing un unmotivated ballet in the
third uct of that tragic opera.
If music were not fashionable In Ger
many, Kmpeior William would soon make
It so. He Is now said to be at work on an
opera based on the subject of "Wleland
thoSinlth,"the poem which Wagner wrote
but never set to music, as he was appar
ently not satisfied with It, but which ho
klmily offered to Liszt and others.
At a recent sale of musical autographs
In Berlin the original of Weber's "invita
tion lo the Dance" fetched 7ii0. It had
been for many years in the market for $73
without finding u purchaser. At the same
sale one of Schubert's songs, "Antigone,"
was sold for $10. Poor Schubert would
have been glud to sell It, copyright and ull,
Huenos Ayros will soon see the comple
tion of the largest opera house In the
world. It will seat 5,000 spectators and
the stage will hold 800 persons. The house
Is so constructed thut box-holders cun have
their carriages drive up to their tiers, und
for the occupants of the galleries there
are elevators. The parquet seats can be
removed, and the auditorium converted
Into a circus In three hours.
The oldest singing teucher In London,
Senor Emanuel Garcia, has Just com
pleted a new work on his art, entitled
"Hints on Singing." embodying the re
suits of his sixty-live years' experience as
a teacher. The eminent professor will
be 90 yeurs old In a few months, or Ills
two famous sisters, the older, Murla Mall
bran, died many years ago, while Mm.
Vlardot Garcia, whom Liszt considered
the greatest of all the dramatic singers,
is mill uctlve, ut the age of 73, as a vocal
teucher In Paris.
Sotind Breathing .
Means Long Lif?
Keep the Lungs Kell Filled with Ture
Air and Avoid Consumption.
A PEW SIMPLE EXERCISES
Physical Director Weston Explains How
-Men of Sedentary Habits May Avoid
Many of the Ills That Pursue
Those Who Do Not Exercise.
It will be well for me, at the outset,
to state something about the principal
organs of respiration. The lungs are
conical In form and are enclosed In a
cavity called the chest. The sides nre
composed of ribs, muscles and skin.
The floor Is an clastic membrane called
the diuphrngm. The upper end lies
beneath the shoulders and Is more or
less rigid while at the bottom the lungs
are free and unhindered In their move
ments. The chests of singers, gymnasts and
those living in elevated regions are the
largest, and it is claimed that those who
live in the lofty plans of Peru acquire
chests out of all proportion to the rest
of their body by the excesive use they
get in climbing. On the other hand
disuse of purts of the lungs result In
flatness of chest, while disease will
produce a deformity.
The size of the lungs varies. In a
person of medium size there always re
main , about 100 cubic inches of air.
The amount which can be taken in by
the most violent possible inspiration
Is known as his vital capacity. For a
healthy man of 5 ft. S In. in height, It Is
about 225 cubic Inches, and about nine
cubic inches for every additional Inch
. The quantity or air breathed dally
we can Judge by the rate at which the
breathing occurs. The average number
is about fifteen to the minute and
about thirty cubic Inches taken at each
breath. There are two kinds of breath
ing, namely, abdominal or diaphrag
matic costal or chest breathing. Ab
dominal Is the only correct way. In
this style of breathing the chest and
abdomen alternately expand and con
tract and aiiythng that prevents their
free movements must be avoided or
health will be endangered.
The Effect of Dress.
The two types of breathing were
first observed by a Dutch physician in
1744, not only nmong adults but among
children before they were a year old.
The costal style of breathing is be
lieved to be due to the female sex alone,
on account of dress which Interreres
with the abdominal movements. This
is proved by taking the females of a
wild race, showing that 75 per cent, of
them gave evidence of the abdominal
style of breathing. Correct habits of
breathing are more than mere helps
to the chest and health and Is the best
preventive against consumption, ns
proven by statistics.
Breathing has an Important bearing
of the calculation by which the blood
is purified and enriched. William
Blukie, or New York, author of "How
to Get Strong and Stay So," states that
an inch or two added to the capacity
of the chest means not only a stronger
one but greater power to resist disease.
The left apex of the lungs are the first
part to be addicted to consumption.
Consumption is not a disease which
starts in a day, but is an outgrowth of
morbid habits and agencies. Defective
habits of breathing are wide spreud.
Our clerks, operators, tailors, lawyers,
Jewelers and many flat .chested and
round-shouldered people in other
walks of life rarely fully Inflate their
Plenty of pure air and good food
will build up and strengthen the entire
system. Notice the majority of our
business men and you will readily see
at a glance that the uper pnrt of their
chests are flattened out by thepositions
asumed in their ofllces. I do not think
there Is any man but what can have his
lungs increased in size by following
out these exercises. I would advise in
your dully walks to and from business
that yon attempt the following exer
Kales of Good Ilreathiiig.
First When you are at your desk
writing sit ns far back on the seat
so that the lower end of the spine will
be well braced against the back of the
seat; then there will be no strain on
the ligaments of the spine and the mus
cles of - the abdomen will not be
cramped. What hinders good digestion
Is the way a great many people sit at
Note: Always try to have plenty
of fresh air coining in. This can be
done without any draught.
Second Inhale through the nose,
never through the mouth, excepting
while you are in the hands of a special
ist. Have your nose treated so that the
air may be tempered and purified be
fore reaching the cells or cavities In
the lungs. Take this exercise in the
street, In your office, every time you
think of It, wherever the air is pure.
I would suggest as a regular course
of breathing thut the following be tried
in the morning by those wishing to en
large their vital capacity.
Some Breathing Exercises.
1. Stand erect, head up, chin out,
hands on hips, elbows well back, in
flate slowly, from the bottom around
the waist until your capacity Is reached:
then let It out slowly as long as pos
sible. This style of breathing will be
curried on by the diaphragm and the
abdominal muscles and Is called ab
2. Clasp hands behind head, inhale
slowly and evenly, tilling and raising
your chest to the utmost capacity. This
style of breathing Is brought about by
the action of the Intercostal muscles,
will raise the ribs and Is called costal
breathing. I would advise exercises
to alternate these two styles of breath
ing. 3. Start with the arms overhead,
knuckles front; bring your arms down
to a front horizontal: spread them to
side horizontal; together in front and
breathe from the abdomen. As the
arms are going up, hold the uir and re
peat eight times. If you get dizzy,
stop it for a while, and gradually in
crease as you get stronger. There Is
no exercise and breathing direction
combined that will tend to give you
such a good, round, full chest as this
exercise will; and I know of one man
that Increased the size of his chest four
Inches in three months by these few,
simple breathing exercises. Sandow's
private exhibition showed how he tills
his chest fourteen Inches, first breath
ing slowly and forcing the air to the
utmost capacity. His breathing Is ab
dominal and costal.
R. L. Weston
Burned Ills Kerchief.
What a prosperous world this would
be If young men would apply their wits
as Industriously to affairs of business as
they do in emergencies where the fair
sex is concerned! This thought wus sug
gested by the story of a young Insur
ance man who went out for a moonlight
drive one evening last week. At his
side In the conveyance was a handsome
young woman. They drove through
the western part of the city, and con
cluded to go through the beautiful ave
nues of Western park. But when they
reached the gate the guard stopped
them with the command that they
must stay out or have lights In the
lamps of their conveyance. There was
no store near, and they were about to
give up the Idea of a delightful drive
under the shady trees, when, in utter
desperation, the young man drew forth
a silk handkerchief, colled It up and Ut
one end after putting It in the lamp,
The guard did not notice the trick, and
they passed through the gate. The hand
kerchief quickly burned out, leaving
them In the dark and In the park.
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