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 MACmZINE  SECTION
IPART TWO
THE TORONTO STAR WEEKE
$Vf      MAGAZINE  SECTION
J A      m    PAETTWO
poSrteenth year.
TORONTO,   SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER   3,   1923.
10c PER COPY
men of the Hebrides Making Good in Alberta
* After    a    Discouraging    Start
%M They .'Atfe    NowfeUrging
Relatives   in Scotland    "a
fe^lchd De e Thighinn" jTor
Wthe^LoveB^Gpd) to Come
fto Canada.
CANADIANS generally will be gratified at
lithe success whichj is being attained by
ithe Hebridean . settlers who arrived in
this country from Scotland last kay to settle
in Albirta. Considerable publicity was given to
their ^ijeriences at that time, when they were
^Tijaithe throes of accommodating themselves to
a hew set of conditions, and the rapidity with
which they are achieving success is a tribute to
their industry and enterprise.
The greater number are settled on farms that
were in the possession of the Soldier Settlement
Board for re-sale. „ Great care was taken in the
choice of their farms, and there is little doubt"-
that those who have acquired these farms on
the equitable terms offered by the board are
going to prosper, and in a few years will be
on a satisfactory and 'independent' fooffiigr. , |";
Before the advent of the Hebrideans:::^'cop^;
siderabj^Jtiumber  of  farms  had  been  reported
upon and weret';0(rasidered suitable for a begin-
N ning  in  settlement,  but  immediately  on   their
,   arrival attention had been  drawn to  some big
1 Vi&twjhes that might be cut up and divided among
/-tK^e^bibys who might thus find themselves in
a colony, a form of settlement that they seemed
to favor;-   -
Two weeks were spent in negotiations for
these ranches with no result but in the meantime attention was -directed to the farms controlled by the Soldier Settlement Board, and it
was speedily seen that these were much better
and offend;' better terms and opportunities than
those reported on several months before.
During the unavoidable delay thus caused,
the Hebrideans remained at the school at Red
Dee^TpjfSh was taken over in order to be used
tor the purpose of housing settlers during delays
.that .would necessarily occur in settlement work,
as consideration must be ^iyetf^not only to the
farms or tfther positions looked for, but also to
^fhjB^in4iyiaiials who are to be placed.
The purpose of the plant at Red Deer is that
it be used as receiving, training and distributing
centre. * .' ■".
The plant " consist of two large dormitory
buildings and four other dwelling houses. The
large busings were constructed for the accommodation and instruction of some 200 children,
bo with ample dormitory and class room accom-
mo<1 ati->n h*sides . privyr rooras... there„> j^uidfle,,..
^1^^%;^S,^0^l4lii^^^|E^^''-<1 considerable
number of peoplef'as^a temporaW^easure.
DURING "tl&.wfeeks when the Hebrideans
were at Red Deer the men had every opportunity to be busy . to their own advantage. ..-■
An officer of the Soldier Settlement Board was
on hand all-the time taking them to the fields
and showing them how to harness horses the'
Canadian way, explained four horse hitch, taught
them to drive wagons,—they having been accustomed to the one horse cart, except the
drivers of general service wagons in the army,—
and they all had their turn plowing with a "gang
plow, so that time was not wasted, and were it
not for a certain nervousness and anxiety as to
their prospects of settlement natural under the
circumstances to men with large families- hi ay-
strange land, they had a good time at Red Deer,
and now their letters speak eloquently of their
gratitude for what was done for them. Some of
them maintain that were it not for home-sickness which they "took" badly and did not then
know it, they had a splendid time at Red Deer,
and now look upon it as their common home
and centre in Canada.
When, as above stated, it was realized that
the ranches could not be acquired an immediate
move was made to acquire the best of the farms
the energy with which they are now! urging that
means be taken to get out their par^r^ in some
controlled "by. the Soldier Settleri-eiit Board.
There were .several of these and soZs of them
in not too widely scattered groups.' From the
18th May, until the<£last man "Mm settled, a
steady movement of men was taking t lace. They
A-fr'-™ /ol^.'h-'v a <,. far. y j. iv.. >?, j3$Mb&.
?w®cSS."r taken to see, and examine. jSe%erM
i?ptf^j$ill on to a dozen before they mad^£their-
selection, and .they were all good farms^S;T-h«#;'
were not taken to see bad farms. 0$ JiourSe, i
all. this took time, but those responsible refused
to be stampeded into any quick action they might
later /egret. ffA^lilfe
It was found that several of tha":gien, through
service with' the admiralty, wer«j||'$pgible for
settlement under t$ie Soldier Settlement. Board.
These are now working with farmers and in
dtjfe^me a farm selected by themselves ,$ilt be
bought for' them and stocked and equipped for
them by the Soldier Settlement B#a$||p||||
THE main^^pd^'^e settled on farms, doing
well anfl^thoroughiy happy in theteSufc^
roundings. They are in three principal groups,
viz,—west of Red Deer, north of Edmonton and
east of Camrose, all three localities excellent
from a farming standpoint. They each have 160
acres of land and they average from 40 to 60
acres cultivated. Many went on to farms that
had already been.';BieJided and they get a third
of the wheat crop. They in some cases had
time to sow oats for green feed, and some potatoes and vegetables.
That the Hebridean settlers in Alberta*, afe
General view of the buildings, Ard-Moire, Red Deer, Alta., whei
housed  pending   settlement.
.'jtheZHebrideans were
now contented and satisfied is best proved by
cases, their brothers, theft; nearest relatives
and the friends in whom they are interested.
Already there is a list being drawn up of such
relatives. One man thus put it: "Tell them
when you get back that the hard working man
who is not making a success of it should come
here at once and he will make a success of it,
and the man who is successful there and making it go will make a bigger success here: yi^et,
I them all to come."
"I was too long in coming," said one of the
settlers recently. "I should have been here long
ago. Tell my brother "a uchd De e 'thighinn"
(for tho lo^e^bjte^pto come.   His wife added,
j^fe§)p^!had been here six yearsj^'go we were
independent to-day."
The men who  ate  on their  farms are  to-
Mi^P^ltproughly satisfied    with. ,ffieir   lot and
looking forward with confidence to a prosperous
. future. .JiS^^S
• The fifty families who, .crossed by the "Mar-
loch" and :tiu&&rwho joined them here (some of
last year's fyjkrty) made tij$<ar party of some 340
souls. They are a fine sturdy upright race,
honest and determined' of purpose, shy, until
they are 'better acquent' and of high moral
character. They are thd|o^%hly religious, and
have the Scotsman's keenness about the proper
education of the children. When examining a
farm the first question always was—Where is
the school?   How far are we from church?
They are doing well, I'Vety well) by themselves in coming to Canada. They are an ac-
quisiti'on to Canada, and they will in the future
uphold the best traditions of the race in this
^c'ottsStry'.for they possess in its best and highest
degree the perferidum ingenium Scotorum.
To See All of London is to See the Whole W
It i§ Not Merely the Size of London ThatjC.<^||ii^i|Js Its Charm—Othfeh^fti&i^Some Ways^Ap^
Jf ^jiperior, But Npne of Them Have the Historical Majesty and Mag&lpf the Old City
fe^m the Thames-—Wonderful Possibilities  of  JifefOne Day Spent "Tp^pl?^
By R.E$!KNOtfLES
IT has occurred to me that a general article
with London as its theme might be of in-
.>..*Merest to many of our readers. I am well
aware that the subject is very broad and deep;
but I should like, if I could, to calfjh' and interpret something of the charm of this great
metropolis.   '
Few there are, even among those who have
never visited London, but will admit that the
term charm may be fittingly applied. The late
Sir Robertson Nicoll was much addicted to the
phrase "the magic of London." And an ever-
increasing experience of the great city more and
more confirms me in the justifiability of Sir
Robertson's description. Even when I came to
London for the first time my feelings were entirely free from the loneliness and homesickness which we are prone fo associate with one's
arrival for the first time in a great and tumultu7
ous city. I know not why it was, but I felt
9(S if I were coming home, drawing my fchair up
to the imperial fireside, and nestling .close to
the very heart of the world. This is the more
remarkable when one. considers the almost, inconceivable vastnefs of the place. When one reflects that if all the cites of Canada were to be
fijirown together, all the towns and villages, and
the number then to be swelled by taking every
farmer from his plow, every fisherman from his
nats, every miner from his dark abode, every
woodsman from his craft, and every Chinaman,
from his tub, the swelling total would still be less
than a million more than .the population of the
World's greatest city.
It is commonly stated that there are more
Scotchmen in London than in Edinburgh, more
Jews than in Warsaw, more Catholics than in
''RpmeiS Tne streets number thirty^^rthousahd.;
and would,a|/iplaced.end on end, take one over
the Atlantic, 'across the American continent, and
then five thousand miles by way of the Pacific.
London policemen with their families would
alone form a city about the size^fe'London in
the Bush," as her namesake in western Ontario
is often i'rreverentl^called. But it is n^fcfos-
size of London that constitutes its charmT^^Kb*^
cities, of only less vast proportions, do not ap-
; pear to have any of her separate majesty. I am
not unmindful of: Paris,  and p^j^ps must be-
ioofopiiled to admit that, for our American cousins that great city has a fascination even beyond that of London. The pastor of the American church in Paris once told me, previous to
the war, that by careful j computation it was
established that no fewer ' than fifty thousand
Americans slept in Paris every ni^St when the
season was at its peak. And it probably must
also be conceded that from the standpoint of the
^Ust|fe; 'Paris Is the premier city of the world.
NEITHER London nor New York can boast
any such wonderful square as the Place de
la Concorde. The Champs d'Elysees, too, is
undoubtedly the finest- thoroughfare in the
world. Add to this the wonderful wealth of
statuary, the symmetrical ^ov^e^^ppc^ite to each
other, of noble buildings, the illimitable parks
and gardens, the echoing mirth"j$i)#,song and
revelry everywhere, and you have a clu§tej.j! of:
attractions not to be found in any other great
centre of the globe. But Paris lacks the sombre
dignity and the solidity that old 'London suggests.   The very stamp of eternity, the historical
majesty, and the whole atmosphere of strength
and reality, are so characteristiciix^phe. old city
on the Tha^^.r/f-,KtfCi%OiJrejiyof Paris is a high
staccato or a gay soprano; that of London, on
the other hand, l%>!;f"deep and noble bass.
Nor is New York to be overloo^e'l,, that worn
der city-of the west. Not yet so large as London
—but Jier youth is to be considered in casting
up the relative acco&nts. It is a striking reflec-"
tion that thei^ i£e*men still living who knew
New York City A^jjien its population was no
larger than that of Brantford is to-day^ '^nd^
one must admit that, with all the imperfections
which go with comparatively callow youth, the
western metropbiisjlsfa'great and noble city. In
some respects it is ahead of London. In the
matter of hotels, for instance, it far outruns Its
British colleague". Its system of transit, too, is
probably superior. Unrivaled, a|lso, although
London has never entered on this 4-ace, are New
York's great buildings, coinmonly inown as skyscrapers. jpa^s^SLYt^d pride and glory to her,
and a triumjjhfof human skill and scienc'e^let
the contemptuous English say what they may.
But she has none of the subtle atmosphere, the
historical interest, the classic charm, that characterize London; nor has she the jollity of spirit
and the kindliness of attitude and the wflVjaigh^
universal bonhomie that softens and defines life
in-this teeming Babylon.
There is neither time nor space to give any
detailed description of the. various attractions
of London. To my mind one of the most delight:
1 -'i&iatiiings of this great city is her illimitable
;',vQb,|ftss6aces, her parks and gardens. As an illustration of this I may state that every fine day I
walk from my apartment to the Authors' Club:
away down near the parliament buildings. My
.apartment is in Kensington, W., not far from
""the* Albert Hall, and the distance I have to traverse is in the neighborhood of four miles. This
takes me usually about one hour and five minutes;/and the wonderful thing whj^h'I am now
about to relj*te is this; that less than five* minutes of those sixty-five is consumed in walking
anywhere else expect in the most lovely parks.
STRAIGEf^away through these spreading
gardens I walk for a little over an hour,
-first through Kensington Gardens, which open
into Hyde Park; then across this great playground and through the historical palaces of the
great, passing close by the residence of the Duke
'of Connaught, Queen Alexandra, the- Prince
of Wales, and just to my right the home of
King George himself. Then across one more
street and you are into SfeJames' Park, emerging therefrom at White hall, within fifty yards
■ of where a tablet commemorates the execution
—or the martyrdom—of a Stuart king, and in
one minute more'I am within the precincts of
my club. It were difficult to overstate the delight of a morning's walk in the clear autumn
„s,unshine. Life in its various phases seems to be
all about you. The most conspicuous phase, of
course, is th§4nfant phaseiaiFhe perambulators,
with their more or less vocal tenants, and for
the most part pushed along by liveried nurses,
are to be seen on every hand. Elaborate covered cars whirl their endowed and titled owners
from road to road. Lovers whispering .in gentle
tones; studious youths immersed in books; decrepit age sunk in meditation; poverty stricken
and gloomy men, staring vacantly out or timidly
. consuming some hard-begged lunch, are to be
seen on the benches everywhere. Unhappy men,
sick with the unavailing search for work, lie
despondent on the grass—and all around them
are to be seen the happier children of wealth
and rank, perched on noble horses, escorted by
elaborately    garbed    grooms    as- • they    §anter
Typical Hebrideans Who Are Succeeding
ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, whose farm home- at Westlock, Alta., is shown in the above layout, came from Kildonan, South Uist. Ha is a good farmer, industrious, capable, as Is
;ri&VQyen. by the fact*that he has 35 acres broken, eight acres in crop, four cows, o^,e.T^fea^g,'r
of horses, two sows,, sixteen chickens and farm machinery. He has an energetic wife who has
already made inroaof|;i;iatt.the bush and has helped him clear more land.
Another^man frpmSSouth Uist,' also shown above, Angus Maclntyre, has a neighboring farm
which is.equally excellent, for he, too, is,industrious and will make a success. He has 55
acres under cultivation and in crop and five acres broken ■t|ti»|cseason> f°ur cows, two horses,
two   sows,   20   chickens   and   machinery.
Archibald MacLeod, the man shown in the potato field on his farm at Ohaton, has no less
than 60 aCres in crop, two horses and machinery. He is a native of the island of Benhecula.
He is a very fine type of settler, has a splendid family, and will make good.
Alexander"Morrison, another. South Uist man, has been very lucky in his selection of a
farm, which- is situated on the Battle river east of Wetaskiwin. • He is close to an Indian
reserve and finds the red men useful neighbors^ He had 75 acres under crop this year and had
bumper returns.    In,addition he has two horses, two cows, two pigs and;machinery.
Roland MacPhee has 25 acres in crop. Hugh McPhee, on almost the next farm in Ohaton,
has broken forty acres. He is an all-round handy man,who came to Canada with, his aged mother
and sister. All aire delighted';i^&i.western farming. Yet anpther South Uist man, Gilbert
MacLellan, a good type of crofter, has been farming all his life. No dduM?$ibout his making
good, for he has 45 acres in ll^Jtf 11111111
Neil McNeil, another farmer at Westlock, Alta., who came from Barra with three grownup, sons, was a seaman/anfjffisherman in his native isles. But he had the land hunger of the
Hebridean. He and his family will sj||efyv'succeed. As wilf"Donald MacPherson at Ohaton,
where he stafted farming with three little daughters. His wife^ and four other children are
just now leaving their old home at £>outh Uist to join him. With such a band of helpers he
is bound to succeed.
blithely by. Five mornings 'out of seven you
will hear the band of the Coldstream Guards, or
some' other equally distinguished 'cluster of
musicians, toss their melody to and- fro amid
the stately trees or over the placid Waters of the
Serpentine or other lakes that art and nature
have combined to contribute to this lovely scene.
Suppose you had a guest coming to London';
who had but a day to spend, never to return!
What would you do with him, if you wished to
furnish his memory with the best of London in
that precious single day? Well, I will tell you
how I would put him through his facings. First,
I would get him up very early in the morning.
I would take him to the most crowded spot on
all the globj^f&nd stand him between the Mansion House and the Bank of England, to witness
■ the human tidal-waves rolling about on every
! Mndl^a^^n' I would rush him: from there to
St. Paul's Cathedral, the noblest temple to my
mind in all the Christian world. Then I should
take-him down Ludgate hill and;*i^iFieet street
to the "Cheshire Cheese," permitting him to sit
a moment in old Sami^el Johnson's ehair, while
he snatched a cup of coffee. Then out and
along the Strand to Trafalgar Square, snatching
a. moment to gaze upward at the mighty column
which commemorates the name of England's
greatest hero. Then through "Admiralty Arch
and up the-Mall, the most wonderful .street of
its kind in the wp4jifi;<^#?^inS1:lam Palace.
(I should not take him in.)
THEN around to the left and along Victoria
street to Westminster Abbey, stately guardian of.its stately dead. This done,! would rush(
him across the way to the Houses of Parlia-'
ment, sparing all the time one reasonably could
in the thousand-year-old;:£(Westminster Hall,
where barons banqueted in the brave days of/old
and where Charles I. heard his dreadful'doon}-
y&ter'this I should engage the swiftest taxi .and
whisk him to the Crystal Palace, just to see the
■ Surrey side of London and to behold the wonder
of that great recreational centre. Were the
organ playing, I should retain him there two
minutes longer. Then we should hurry by way
of Piccadilly Circus, another of the great centres .
of the world, to the British Museum, and linger
amid its glories an hour or two. From there I
would hurry back to the Trocadero for lunch,,
the greate?^eating house of the world; and,
scorning the. after dinner coffee, should hasten
to the National Art Gallery and walk rapidly '
through its immortal halls^ From there we
should ascend Regent stf|!e|; - traverse Oxford
street, look in at Hyde Park, and immediately
after take the Underground railway, ninety or ■
one hundred feet be|o^v the surface, for Regent's
Park and the Zoological Gardens. This done,
we would hurry on to Hampstead Heath, have a
cup of tea at Jack Straw's Castle, another cupat .
the "Old Bull and Bush," both inns famous for
Dick Turpin and much else besides from the
days of Elizabeth to those of Dickens and onward
to this present date. Then I should stand him.
on the highest hill of that great playground
and bid him behold London at his feet and the
mighty dome of St. Paul's bathed in the glory
of the early evening sun.
But by this time I would' painfully recall
that one of the great attractions had been overlooked, and should frantically set out with him
to the Tower of London, taking him this time
by way of Holborn .and. Cheapside. This done,
:and the evening gathe'red|»ip)w, I should take
him to dinner—but at h}s own expense—at the
Ritz Hotel, just that w# both might see England's hostelry lifeS^t its best. . Then I think
I should convoy him again to the precincts of
Hyde Park, and let him listen to^the myriad-
mouthed orators, lay, clerical, scientific, psychological socialistic, religious, pugilistic, t&uoc'..
gather their respective throngs through all that
^echoing area. Then, the night now drawing late,
to the* top of Bus 39 and off for Stepney, Bethnal
Green and Whitechapel, and all through that
vast and wretched jungle, where so many thousands of men, women and children writhe about
in sin and shame and poverty and despair. Then
I think my one-day tourist would have seen
something of everything in London—which
means, of everything in the world. ■ .'./ff;'1. tip
THE   TOEONTO'STAE   WEEKLY,  SlTUEDlY,   NOVEMBER  3,   1923.
C.P.R.'s First Freight Was Buffalo Bones   f
Road Ran Through Desert of Grinning Sklills
— r sit" . m$MiM\ ili 1 Jl'sfeliS
I
Mr. D. B. Hanna Also Reminds 1
V Us   That   Railroading    in \
Canada   is a   Much More S
^E Moral   Business  Than    It j
Was   Forty   Years     Ago,
When 'Scalping' and Other
Queer   Practices Were   up
Vogue.
AS  TOLD BY D.  B.  HANNA  TO\ARTHUR
HAWKES i
W.HElt the Canadian Pacific Railway
was built across the prairies there was
no railway for a hundred miles south
of parallel forty-nine. Red river carts, canoes
and dog-sleds furnished all the -transportation between it and the North Pole. Van Home earned
his first freight revenue from the Saskatchewan
plains by shipping buffalo bones to fertilizer
manufacturers. When he stopped at.construction
camps he would draw pictures on buffalo skulls
for the men's amusement in the evening. To
build a railway across empty plains and over
mountain ranges was regarded as unmitigable
folly by many people who believed themselves
to be far-seeing.
While it was being done the state of eastern
Canada was not very encouraging. Half of the
settled farm lands of Ontario was in bush,
farmers received little or nothing for their
produce. The cities were small. Manufacturing
was in a sickly, uncertain infancy. In average
years the country was importing something more
than a hundred million dollars' worth of goods
and exporting something less. The interest -on _
borrowed money, therefore, was being paid with
more borrowed money. The revenue of the
dominion was about thirty million dollars. You
could get good board in Montreal or Toronto
for four dollars a week, and very good for six.
Everybody was poor.
There isn't the same sort of plenty in Canada
that there was forty years ago—I mean as to
,-eats and drinks, the cost of fuel and the simplicity of fun. But, on the whole, things are
vastly better than they were. Those who discover a moral declension in the people are sorely
mistaken I am concerned with railway affairs*
and am not delivering lectures on the history
of Canadian morals. The railroad ethics of today are very much ahead of the railway ethics
of forty years ago—no mistake about that.   That
-is true whether you compare railway standards
with railway standards, or look cursorily over
the field of commercial and social relationships.
One wouldn't say that saintliness distinguishes
the railway business more than it does any
other. Indeed, it is commonly supposed that there
-is more freedom, running into license, of speech
among knights of the rail than there is in any
other walk of lifie—printing might have been
„,.fixcet>ted forty ye^s ag^.   And, of course*- it is
Tmlll supposed by' many otherwise excellent
people that of all corporations a railway corporation most assuredly has neither body to be
kicked nor soul to be damned. Railwaymen are
not a perfectionist crowd. We never set ourselves up for paragons. But take them by and
large, railwaymen are as worthy a segment of
society as any other body of men, and that in the
last forty years there has been at least as notable a progression in the standards of railway
behavior as in other fields of human activity,
including the ministry.     ,
HEAVEN knows there was room for improvement—not in the men, but in the
standards which were considered appropriate to
a business which was always weirdly competitive, was sometimes wonderfully prosperous; and
at other times was woefully depressed. There is
a changing orthodoxy in commerce as there is
in religion and politics; and-the railway business
is no exception to the rule. The change has been
-steadily for the better. Of this it will be easy
to-convince the elder, as I hope it will not be
impossible to inform the younger readers of
these few lines.   „
How far we have traveled, how many have
been the revolutions in commercial morality
withitt'the memory of people now living, can be
indicated by a few facts. Last week I mentioned a lady in England living who has given
sixty-five descendants to Canada. She was eight
years old when slavery became illegal in the
British dominions. She was sixteen years old
when, under the Ashburton treaty which gave
to the United States territory that ought to have
been part of Canada, the United States and
Britain agreed to maintain squadrons off the
coast of Africa to prevent further shipment of
slaves to the New World. Scores of thousands
of the present citizens of the United States were
born as slaves. When I came to ~ Montreal the
American Civil War which freed the slaves
wasn't as far back as the Boer War is now.
The lady of whom I have spoken was six
years old when the reform bill put an end to the
system of rotten boroughs in the British Isles,
which we still regard as having in all past centuries been in the forefront of moral and political progress. The political corruption of those
times, so nauseating when we read about'it, was
regarded as a matter of course by men and
women who were godliest among the good. Now- -
adays, when we are shocked by stories of buying
votes in elections, we sometimes forget the recency of the society from which that form of
bribery descends. Things in matters of finance
which are reprehensible to-day were respectable
not so long ago—in all walks of life.
One mentions these things in a railway reposed that in their practices of several decades
ago some railway administrations were sinners
above all other sinners. They practised the orthodoxies of their times, and were neither - better
nor worse than the practitioners of orthodoxy
in a hundred ranges of human activity.
It may seem a queer question to young people
—What would you think, supposing you wanted
to go to Chicago on~the Canadian National Rail-
waysr-the Grand Trunk, if you prefer the name
-r-and, instead of going into the railway office at
King and Yonge, and paying,''say, sixteen dollars
for the ticket, you slipped into a private ticket
office up street, and bought your ticket'for ten
dollars? Or, supposing you were going to San
Francisco, instead of buying a through ticket to
your destination at the Canadian National or
brought. The company labeled its cars and went
out after business. It charged the shipper the
same rates as the railways did, but promised
^him more fopid delivery. The railways gave
preference to the so-called fast freight, though
they got less.revenue from it pound for pound
than they rejiMved from the freight they pushed
aside for it.
The complications that arose from this favoring of fast freight companies were many and
were often amusing.   On the Grand Trunk I was
soon told off for special auditing, and in 1884
was sent -.with a colleague to Detroit to audit
the books of an agent of a fast freight line who
had received more money than he accounted for,
because of the system of collecting payment froni
shippers. Incidentally, straightening out the
tangle led to my going into railway service
across the line,-and almost made an American est
me. Of those ^turns in fortune's wheel it will
be more convenient to speak another day.
1 ..(To be continued.)
Rich, New Radium Field May Be Boon to Humanity
Found in Turkestan, Will Be Distributed at Cost
This Does Not Me'am There Will Be Radium on  Call   for  Everyone Without Cost,
But It Will Make It-Far More  Easily  Available—Plan ■" .
of Foyr New York Philanthropists
When   he   stopped   at   construction   camps   Van  Home   would  draw pictures on buffalo skulls for  the m«n*
.    .    He earned his first freight  revenue'from  the Saskatchewan  plains by shipping buffalo bones to fertilizer
amusement in the evening,
manufacturers.
Canadian ^Pacific office downtown, or, at the
Union Station, you bought a ticket only for
Chicago, at the little office up the street, anda
then, at Chicago, bought another for the rest
of the journey from another privately-conducted
office, and saved perhaps twenty-five dollars by
doing that insteajd of buying your ticket at the
railway office in Chicago?
In 1923 it sounds very odd to mention such
possibilities to men and women of thirty years
of age who suppose they really know something'
of travel and the world's ways. But to older
people the suggestion has all the familiarity of
reminiscence—it recalls the age of scalping irf \
was good, and using them when business was
not so good. In a way, it was as if a storekeeper
neglected to-count the accumulations in his till,
and then reckoned his count for the day when
it was made.
The scalping practice made this manner of
reporting receipts inevitable. For instance, a
big block of tickets was sold outright to a
scalper—it might be at fifty, sixty or seventy per
cent, of the rate charged at the railway's own
counter. He paid for them. When they came
back to head office there was nothing to differentiate the tickets sold to the scalpers and the
tickets sold to the public. The conductor couldn't
tell when he lifted a ticket that had been bought
tb give private favors really at the public expense. If a concern gave a large amount of
traffic, it got a better rate than its smaller'
competitor. $"hat notion of the proprieties
opened the door to the fast freight line, which
wasn't a railway at all, but an inside track which
had no honest business to be there.
A group of men who happened to be high-up
railway officials organized a company called, say,
the Minnehaha Fast Freight Line.   The company
A DESPATCH from Petrograd reporting that.
a Russian government expedition had
found what is belieVed to be the largest
and richest deposit of radium in the world has
brought forth the announcement that four
wealthy New Yorkers are planning to establish
a distribution system for. the United States
whereby radium will be put at ,the disposal of
physicians and hospitals at cost price.
The Turkestan deposit will be the source of
supply if arrangements can be made, according
to Dr. Field. The use of radium as a curative
agent for the alleviation of pain, especially in
the treatment of cancer, has been growing steadily, but the limitation of the supply has hampered rapid developments of this new branch of
science.
Although* radium was discovered by Professor
and Mme. Curie in 1898, only three years after
the discovery of the X-ray by Roentgen, its use
has not developed so rapidly. This has been attributed, not only to the cost, which two yeari;
ago was approximately at the rate of. $50^000,000
a pound, and is now almost three-quarters of
that, but to the scarcity of deposits. The process of extraction and purification is expensive,
the cost in American mines $85,0j)0 a gram, more
than the price at which Belgium can sell her
radium from the Congo—now the main source —
on this side of the Atlantic. The world's manufactured supply was recently estimated at eight
ounces, of which three and a half had been extracted in America, three ounces being; retained
on this. continent. Only England has a greater
quantity on hand. There is not enough for the
treatment of one cancer case in twenty, according to Dr. Field.
Belgian ore in the Congo is richer than the
radium sources of the United States, but the
Turkestan ore is-richer than the African, according to reports and analysis of samples, of which
one is in the hands of Dr. Field.
The Belgian output is bringing $70 a milligram, wholesale, in New York, but Dr. Field
says that if the Russian negotiations are successful and if the Turkestan field fulfills its
promise rafium will be put at the disposal of
American science on a non-profit basis at half
The project is not yet ready for annou.r|e&^££
in full detail, but will be soon, It has been under
consideration for somo time. Thi"^'aaes not mean
that there would be radium on call for everyone
without charge. It means distribution without
profit. The "central^aistributing point probably
will be in New York.
One gram of radium in equilibrium emits
143,000,000,000,000 alpha - particles a second and.
71,000,000,000,000 bela partfdl^S. It is tp.5fiirst
disintegration product-—radium emanation—-
which is brought into proximity to the diseased
part in the usual medical treatment with special
tubes, known as emanation tubes. One gram of
radium element produces 100 cubic millimeters
of radium emanation a day.
Before the Congo supply came on the market
the price of radium was $110,000 a gram, or Sj.IO
a milligram. A gram in the metric system is the
equivalent of 15 432-l,0OOths grains, and :jftejW
are 5,760 grains in a pound troy. In a pound
avoirdupois there are 7,000 grains. When radium was selling at $110 a miUigjla^it therefore
was worth something like $50,000,000 a pound.
The lower cost of production in the Congo brok»
the market.     aj|||ll
ISllI
got  preferential   rates  on  all   the  freight  it^ the. present] commercial price.
The Wandering CuefcwfMyP^^' .
rPHE senses of animals differ enormously from
those of human bein'gBjfif? "
For   instance,   a   cuckq||£jfive  m'ontb^lpfg,a
which has never been five miles ©Qm ithe piace
where it was hatched, ean$mdJlts way, unaided,
from England to Africa.
■ As all fishermen know, trout go off their
feed before rain. They cannot see the sky, yet
they know hours in advance when a change in
the weather is coming. jf%'|wfS^
Animals can tell'in advance when a bad
earthquake or volcanic eruption"^s abQUtf-reo
occur. In Sicily dogs showed great uneasiness
two days before the eruption of Etna. Cats carried their kittens away from houses, and hares
seemed stupefied by fright. SiniU^r,-knojrtfedge
was exhibited by animals before the great Valparaiso earthquake of 1906, but in this case
horses and cattle as wellJ$sa<iogs were desperately uneasy for twenty-four hours before the
big shock.    Dogs howled all night.
passenger travel, and of the so-called faist freighi
lines in the other branch of railway businessBJ from^-'scalper. He had t<£fjirn it in as part of
which were in full blast when I began to auditl/ his report. Say there were a thousand tickets
accounts  in  the  Grand  Trunk head  office  a^*A^om Montreal to Chicago, and the regular rate
*^^^as thirty dollars, ^ffitiXzgt. thirty thousand
dollars. But the railway's cash receipts were
only twenty thousand dollars, because of the'
scalping. The proportion of scalped revenue,
obviously, would vary from month to month.
Adjustment was necessary; and in making ad-
justments.iMis equally obvious that it would be
a convenience to even up from a reserve in hand,
or to put'':80ij£ of an exceptionally good run of
receipts -ij||o; the reserve.
For the benefit of the juvenile generation it
may be added that scalping became so large and
pervasive an adjunct to,transportation that its
interests led' to orgahizatiohy so that, if you
wanted a through ticket to' San Francisco, instead of taking your chances ot.making a good
bargain at a scalper's between trains at Chicago,
the scalper in Toronto would do all the needful
business for you. He regarded himself as a
broker, and to some he was a very present help
in time of trouble. That he was not necessar*^—
assuming proper relations between the railways
and the public—is proved by his elimination, as
soon as public control of railways developed.
The anomaly of the fast freight line was another and more wonderful manifestation of the
vicious principle which was behind the scalping.
It also had its relation to two other transportation services which still exist, though they are
not as liable to the same abuses that were inseparable from the fast freight lines—I mean
the Pullman car and the express services. The
express business to California was beting done
by ponies, for instance, before there was railway
communication across the mountains. When
railways were built the express companies
brought their business to them, using cars, and
paying the railways^a percentage of receipts for^
the entire service. W$m$M
Point Si Chai-h
UNDERSTAND, what is now told about our
railways is not to their discredit, except so far
as it would-be to the discredit, for instance, of
the Christian churches of to-day to remind them
that it was not they who directly raised the tone
of political morality, or abolished slavery. Canadian railway practice was like the railway practice of other countries—mainly the United States.
The Grand Trunk, with its English management
and English ideas, had some peculiarities of its
own; but in the main its relation to scalping and
fast freight lines was forced upon it by the prevailing conditions on the continent. Those conditions could only be finally improved by the
intervention of public authority,' such as the
Dominion Board of Railway Commissionerjs'^br
the Inter-State Commerce Commission, both of
which bodies may be only stages in the evolution towards the public ownership of all railways, which, theoretically at least (though practically it is not so easy of accomplishment), is
as sound as the public ownership of the post-
office, the navy or the geodetic survey.
In the old days railways competed^against one
another, and were virtually a law unto themselves. Tariffs were filed with governments;
but they were as often honored in thp breach
as in the observance. The principle of the member of parliament franking letters for himselfv
his family, and his friends, which has been a
hoary accompaniment of the honesties of parliamentary government, was in full operation in
the railway field. Because you were next a railway you could get special privileges as naturally
as you could get special privileges in the mails
if you were of a M.P.'s family. In politics you
got a place with much pay and no work if you
were fortunately related to a minister. In business you got better rates than your competitor
if you were more happily related to the management than he. }'3?j^**<<*!&'*'i$
It would be too devious a chase just now to
ascertain exactly how the practice of scalping
railway tickets came into vogue. At all events
it was in vogue in Montreal and Toronto in the
early eighties—as it was in the United States,
its natural home. It was customary for railways
to sell to scalpers quantities of tickets over their
own systems at a reduced rate. The scalpers
sold them to customers at a profit, which often
depended on how the scalper sized up the customer when he came tp buy.
,The scalper also bought tickets from individuals—mostly the unused portions of return
tickets. Return tickets were not as long-dated
as 'they now are. You came. to Toronto from
Chicago with a return ticket; and found you
could not go back within the time limit. You
sold that half of the ticket to the scalper for,
say, two or three dollars, and he took his chance
of selling it for, say, ten, to somebody who
wanted a single.
TELLING tnis to an astonished friend the
other day, he at once asjied how so slnssuljar
a method of doing business affected the audit
offices. Well, as I wasn't: in a very responsible
position at tne Grand Trunk, during the two
and a half years I remained in Montreal; and
moved thence to New York, in the spring of 1885,
I do not profess to speak of how things were
straightened out in Montreal; but, from knowledge gained, it can be said that there was a
practice in many railways on this continent of
putting aside earnings reserves when business
r
HE Pullman car service developed out of the
railways. When trains did not afford the
luxury of sleeping between sheets, Pullman came
along, offered to furnish cars, and collect tolls,
and pay the railways for hauling them. This
method is just about as old as the Canadian Confederation. One of the most curious sidelights
on the origin of what is regarded as an entirely
American innovation is furnished by the story of
the Prince of Wales' tour in Canada in 1S60.
The first, car to carry sleeping accommodation
was built at Brantford for the Prince of Wales'
tour; and it was from it that Pullman got the
ideas which he developed into the Pullman
system.
Pulman bujlt. his cars, charged the railways
a rental for them, and himself took the special
revenue earned by the sleeping accommodation.
He obtained practically a monopoly on this continent, and the Grand Trunk remained like
other roads, after the Canadian Pacific and the
Canadian Northern owned and operated tn'eir
own sleeping cars.
The practice of farming out certain services
was the fruit of conditions. It is virtually the
same as was followed by Lord Northcliffe in
many of his secondary publications in London.
He farmed their advertising out to advertising,
agents. The railways farmed out to express
companies the swifter-than-freight carriage of
goods; and to the Pullman Company the night
comfort of passengers. But the fast freight line
game was in a different category from these
present-day services. It was regarded as legitimate business then; if a revival of it were
attempted, it would be given another name.
j It grew from the notion that it was all right
199
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1923.
Toronto mm
SEE MOVIES FOR
THE FIRST TIME
Charlie    Chaplin    Gets    Few
Smiles at Aged Women's
Home'
F€!Q^FHAX MACHINE
MIGHT EXPLODE
Children  at  Shelter  Also  Se
Charlie, for the First Time
Through Progress Cjlftfn
AS late as the month of September, 1923, there were normal
citizens of Toronto living not
more than five minutes walk away
from the main str&4't05who had
never seen a motion picture of the
world famed comedian Charlie Chaplin. That discovery was followed by
a second, which revealed the fact
that there were citi2en|Aq£ Toronto
who had never seen moving p'i$OT§eSF
of any description. They were discovered in the Aged Women's Home,
on Belmont street ana in the Children's  Shelter on  Simcoe  street.   .
The discovery came about in this
manner:
The-members of the Canadian Progress Club, a group $fM<?ung busi -
ness men who have banded themselves together for the purpose of
advocating and assisting a more progressive Canada, learned that there
were some institutions not far away
which were not receivihj^butside entertainment except at'dlStantly measured ..intervals. Arrangements were
made to take a small .moving picture machine to the Aged Women's
Home and to display Charlie Chaplin  at" the  rink.
"What's the matter madam? Are
you ill?" one of the Canadian Progress Club members . enquired of an
elderly lady as she hurriedly left her
seat and made for the door as soon
as  the  picture  had started.
"I've seen nice steady lantern
slides; but I never saw the pictures running all over the place like
that; and I'm not going to., have
anything to do with machines that
exploded" she replied hurriedly. She
was one of a small group amid
one hundred and twelve old; lai
who reside there who had not seen
moving pictures before.
They were silent old ladies "-f.Oj^®^
most part at first. Other members of
the Canadian Progress Club <
covered" some who were muffling
their laughter with their hands o
their mouths. They Were fearful that
a noise would spoil the* picture.
Some twenty-eight of the audience
were   seing     Charlie . for   the     first
Thought  Charlie  Wicked^
f"T' HEY studied every move of the
■*• comedian and his screen associates. It was a unique opportunity
to secure a wonderful photograph of
facial expression and the Canadian
Progress Club had arranged for a
flashlight. The picture showed a repetition of studious thought. Very
few were smiling,, but that they enjoyed the picture is evidenced from
the speech of one- elderly lady. "I
always' thought that Charlie Chaplin was a very wicked man," she
stated, "but now that I have met him
I think he is rather nice."
The following evening the Canadian Progress | Club entertained the
children   of   the   Children's   Aid   So-
SEEING   THEIR   nR^CW/fRLIE   CHA
When the Canadian Progress Club recently t
arlie Chaplin picture, it was taken as a seri<
'ed.      Many were just seeing Charlie for the
IN   COMEDY—FOR  SOME  THEIR   FIRST   MOYIE.
led the dwellers in the Aged Wbmens' Home, Toronto
'event. There were few smiles, although the picture
st time,  and  some were  seeing their first motion  pic
KIDDIES AT CHILL£RENl^fWjE|,TER GET-Ti$£|3 THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF CHARLIE CHAfMLN.
These youngsters are looking at the same episode in the same picture at which the old ladiesfat the Aged
Women's Home were looking when the accompanying photograph was taken. .-Their reactions to Charlie Chaplin,
on a first acquaintance, are very different. Many in both grohps of Torontonians, young and elderly, had never
before seen the famous comedian, and sfyiisg .had never seen movies at all.
"Round-House" for
Film-Smitten Girls
Y.W.C.A.atHollywood Help-
ing to Care for CrowdsZof
Disappointed Ones
A "ROUND-HOUSE" to care for
and return film-smitten girls
to their homes has been, established by the national board ot
the T. W. C. A. at Hollywood, California, the nebula of drama from
which stars, occasionally and only
occasionally, are projected on to the
silver screen, Hollywood, to change
the simile, has become the mecca of
thousands of girls whose only title
to hope and ambition is a pretty face
which they think will "screen" well,
the incautious admiration of sonde
friendly critics of neighborhood
sociables, or a little facility in ama-
feeur dramatics. They arrive only to
find that most. positions are filled
and that stars are p.ot made every
day—or night. An announcement
from the national board of the Y. W.
C. A-, published in several papers,
says that Will H. Hays, president of
the Motion Picture Producers and
Distributors of America, has moved
the organization to donate $120,000
to the project. In the same announcement it is stated, in the nature of
a warning, that girls- without professional experience have almost no
chance of getting into a studio today, though hundreds are reported to
be so obsessed with their own possibilities as -to be quitting work and
school and starting for Hollywood,
seeking fame and a million, a year.
Some are cautious enough to provide
fare for the almost inevitable return
home; others cast caution to the
winds and arrive penniless—beachcombers on the strand 'of fame.
Places are found for a few. On© girl
became a hair-dresser, another a
nurse girj for a noted actress.
The Y. W. C. A. cannot save these
girls from disappointment, says The
Continent (Presbyterian), "but it can
and dies save them from despair and
ruin. But,, while it appreciates the
necessity for helping the girls who
are already stranded at Hollywood,
The Presbyterian believes that instead   of   making   provision   for. this
ciety, in -their Simcoe street home. It
was the first picture entertainment
they had seen in two years and a
half. Think of that! ^In this _vast
city, there were children who were
strangers to the modern movie and
Charlie Chaplin.
The results of the flashlight photograph taken at the Aged Women's
Home had offered such anj>ppor tun-
ity for study that arrangements were
made to photograph the children at
the Shelter, so that, a permanent record might be secured of an adult
and a juvenile audience, many bf-
which were seeing a screen production of Charlie Chaplin for the first-
time. The pictures were taken at
approximately tl^e same episode in
each picture. In- the second flashlight, taken at the Children's Shelter,
the noise^was such that the discharge of the flash powder could not
be heard above the joyous screams
of the children.
At the Boys' Home on George st.,
the Canadian Progress Club £
bers discovered three boys who had
never, seen Charlie Chaplin previously to their recent visit.
The reader may wonder why bus:
men should take off hours of their
precious spare time to spread a little happiness amongst those who are
t so fortunate as the average citi-
n. The Canadian Progress Club
members claim that ,they enjoyed the
jntertainment even more than those
whom they went to entertain, and at
recent meeting it was decided to
extend this entertainment work as
well as carry on the educational
ork of the club to make better
known among Canadians the men and
things that have made for Canadian
progress.   *
■" •"      I'.''
kind of thing, '.'it would be far wiser
to send information all over our land,
informing parents and girls and advising them against such foolish and
worthless ambition and the exposure
of their lives to defeat, if not ruin."
It is urged:
"Let. every girl be sent .home as
soon as possible, and warning be
sent out that no more are wanted.
When a life of useful industry is
thus supplanted by a life of artificiality, imitation*and indulgence, we
can hope for nothing but breakdown
and  disaster for  the  rising genera
tion. These well-meaning agencies
must beware lest they sow the seeds
of a nation-wide and generation-
long misery and shame."
A Question of Age
MR|3 BING: "Oh, I wish these recipe* would be more definite."
Mr. Bing: "What's the difficulty,
my  dear?"
Mrs. Bing: "This one' tells how to
use up old potatoes^ but it does not
say how old the potatoes must be."
An Efficiency Expert
A TRAMP called at a farm, when
the farmer offered him a good
job and three meals a day.
The tramp asked. what kind ot
work it would be.
The farmer replied: "Digging pat*.'
toes."
The tramp thereupon stretched
himself and yawned.
"Don't you think," he suggested,-
"you'd better get the man that planted them. He knows just where they
are!"—Pearson's Weekly. i^'tlMI
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RQYia ALEXANDRAS
, NOV/5
At the St. Clair
ONE of the greatest comedies of the
season will be offered for three
days, starting Monday, when Bnster
Keaton   will   appear   in   "The   Three
,ge<s."    "Roll Along" will be seen on
he same bill;.
The latter part of the week, begin-
ing   Thursday,   "In   the   Shadows   of
Vhi'techiapel"- will  head  the  program.
'icture® of the Zev-Papyrus race will
e sihown—the. real thing.
HARRY PET E R SO N ft^VSj
Toronto boy in "Brevities of 1923"
at the Empire theatre next week.
s" Peterson's home is on Widmer st.
He-was employed in the postoffice
before going on the stage. Peterson
has many friends in Toronto, who
will be glad to knowvtheir old' school
chum is now a headliner.
RAMON NAVARRO
10 will be seen at the Tivoli thea-
i all next week in "Scaramouche,"
.. Rex_Ingram  picture.
THE BETTER HAttf"*
"M" ANY a man who thinks that he
v  is self made is in reality wife
Monday,  Tuesday,  Wednesday
"ROB   ROY"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
BUSTER   KEATON   in
"THE THREE AGES"
Kiddies' ^revue—Tuesday   night.
rs—Friday  night.    Daily
Mon.,  Tues.,   Wed.,
Nov.   5,   6,   7.
"The Kingdom Within"
Wed., Thurs.,  Fri.,
Nov. 8, 9, 10.
CHARLES JONES
"SKIDPR00F"
Nov.    12th:    Betty    Balfoui
"Mord   Emily."
Vaudeville:    TWs„ .Fri
Percy Marmont and Margaret
Fielding, seen at the Hippodrome
next week  in  "If Winter  Comes."
Hard Luck
T)ESPONDENT Tremlow (moui
| fully)—"Well, by gosh! This
the irony of fate for keeps. Hi
I've spent my last 50 cents ter co
mit suicide with ' gas, ah* £> git
room with 'lectrie lights?'—Judge.
MATINEES   WEDNESDAJffAND   SATURDAY
WHO'WAS BENVENUTO CELLINI?
Famous  Florentine  Sculptor  and Writer—Renowned  Principally
y>'fOf His Memoirs and Perseus—The 16th Century's Most Dramatic
. Character.
B.   C.  WHITNEY   Presents
W^mB-"• The Distinguished English Actor   ~~
LS3IEL ATWILL
-IN-
"THE HEART OF CELLINI"
By   ANTHONY   WHARTON
fjJMg'fFtttt of Color—Atmosphere--Romance
WHO IS LIONEL ATWILL?
One of the Foremost Actors of His Day.'
'   —London playgoers First Saw Him in "The Walls of Jericho"—
Subsequently  He  Appeared   Under  the  Belasco  Management  in
"DeburauZ "The Grand Duke," "The Comedian."
IS THIS ENGAGEMENT IMPORTANT?
IT   IS—
First—Because Mr. Atwill is one of the foremost actors of his day.
Second—Because it is a brand new play by an English writer.
Third—Because Mr. Atwill has in his support an incomparable
'    cast of English players.
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NNOUNCING
Announcing the opening of Toronto's newest high-class
motion picture house, the Piccadilly Theatre—Be it known, that
an English Theatre Corporation has taken over the ownership of
what was formed}} the Strand Theatre, on Yonge Street, for the
purpose of providing Toronto with a Cinema Palace which will be
devoted to the exhibition of the finest and best ENGLISH AND
AMERICAN motion picture productions almost simultaneously
with their inaugural runs in England and America.
A quite considerable sum of money has been spent in
redecorating and rehabilitating the former Strand Theatre so as
to render it a fit home for the FINEST AND BEST in the
amusement world.
Precedent has proven that the entertainment derived by a
motion picture theatregoer is entirely commensurate with the
CLASS AND QUALITY of the picture production. With
this in view, the Management of the Piccadilly Theatre has
secured for earty exhibition some of the greatest productions in the
film world, which include the following:
THE SIGN OF THE FOUR Stilly colossal English
Super-Production of the best-known story of the great popular fiction hero, Sherlock Holmes.
Caumont Company's record-breaking Scotch'-English
comedy success, STOP YOUR TICKLING, JOCK, from
the famous play that ran two years in the Lyric Theatre, London,
and one year in the Palace Theatre, Glasgow.
Preferred   Picture   Company's     THE VIRGINIAN,
one of the outstanding American productions for the 1923 season, ,
based on the famous play that enjoyed very notable success on the
American stage for over thirty years.
■    G.B. Samuelsons WAVERLEY OF MAFEKING,
a big English dramatic spectacle laid in the South African War.
Betty Balfour in her most recent success, the Scotch
comedy hit, WEE MACGREGOR'S SWEETHEART.
Victor Schertzinger's big dramatic success, MOTHERS-
IN-LAW
And the tremendous notable English Super-Production,
YOUNG LOCKINVAR the ^opening runs of which are now
being eagerly awaited in the Old "Country.
The Piccadilly Theatre will open on Saturday, November
fOth. Prevailing prices will be of a popular range, namely:
Matinees, 25c; Evenings, 35-50c. JuBg
The Piccadilly Theatre hopes to enjoy your patronage. u
THE   TORONTO   STAR  WEEKLY, SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER %  1923.
A\tisic and A\t*slcians
CLARA BUTlip
BIGGEST MOMENT
IN TORONTO
Dr. Albert Ham Adds Details
to  Reminiscence of Singer's
Most Thrilling Experience
HOFMANN'S  HAIR-CUT
NEW YORK'S PLAYS
AND PHOTOPLAYS
Pachmann Recital Compared to
'Babe' Ruth Mixing Base-
S^lfWith Quoits  ' '
By ff|»f£v JAKEWAY
IN last week's issue of The Star
Weekly, reference was made to
, Clara. Butt's assertion that the
biggest moment in her 'career as a
winger came to her in Toronto twenty-four years ago this month. The
incident was recalled by the famous
English contralto during her rece
■visit to this cSty. Khe ha«d given
concert here and had been induced
to remain and give another in a few
tfays. In the meantime a . lecturer
she recalls as "Mr. Parker" persuad
I %S3\er to sing "God Save the Queen'
(Victoria then reigned) at his patriotic lecture at Massey Hall. She did
so. rising in her box as a picture of
the Queen was shown. It was her
first trip away frpm home. She was
ismesome and she poured out her
heart in the old song of Empire.yi.^P^e
result was electrical. The audience,
including a 'large body, of students,
let loose their emotions, and a scene
ensued which never faded from Claia
Butt's memory.
Dr.  Albert   Ham   now  adds     some
very   interesting   details   to   this
miniscence.   He says:
"The lecturer on the occasion referred to by Madame Clara Butt was
the late Sir George Parkin—then Dr.
Parkin. The lecture was on "The
•British Empire," and was a real y
inspiring one. He dwelt particularly on the great part ; that; Canada
would play in shaping the de'stiiiJes,
of the empire. Clara Buf^'was asked
by Dr. Parkin to sing "(j^j^Save the
Queen." She consented on the condition that I play the accompaniment. This, of course, I was glad to
do, and she sang it magnificently.
"I remember, after Miss Butt and
J had visip&'.Havergal College, where
she sang ,to the students, Miss '»Butt;
said 'I wish you woui'^fel me n
which key I should sing "God Save
the Queen." I said that perhaps we
could have a rehearsal. "Yes," she
replied,- "please let us have a few
minutes at' the Queen's hotel" (where
A^i'^Bt»^^^hA^iMiLjhring over
^Th.ST^^.i^a^.ZMmi&m'' five or six
times in F and G, A flat and A we
came to the conclusion that the key
of A flat would be best—.not the lowest key, you will note. I often quote
this to my own pupils—pointing out
how careful she was to make the best
of herself and of the anthem she had
to sing.
"I remember Miss Clara Butt, when
she sang at 'Penny readings' and
very unpretentious concerts
Jane Cowl to AppeajXjn^Tliriie;
New Produjcions in
-'■;■■ December
FOUR WEEKS OF DUSE
This photograph shows a- miniature s
Civic Grand Opera Company. The.stage-i
entire miniature structure was -three year,
:ene from '"Rigoletto", as prepai
but part of the entire opera ha
in the building, and is a mar
«iy oiage
•ed under the auspices of the Chicago
rase, done An similar miniature. The
i'el of mechanical skill.
ol   and   the   neighborhood.    I   knew  musical  history.
to hear Beethoven sonatas and getting a bad imitation of Joe Cook.instead."
Mr. Taylor also invites us to, imagine John    Barrymore    interrupting
Hamlet's soliloquy to perform an ac-
centric dance,  or Mrs.  Pisk playin
her role in "A Doll's House" to th
accompaniment ojf running comment
such   as,   "That's   a   tricky   speech
and "My throat's bad again—I must
remember that aspirin!" . .
Good funning, of course, and;:j|ii
ed. But de Pachmann isn't a John
Barrymore or a-Mifs; Fisk or a,Babe
Ruth. These eminent artists i them-
not without a fair ishare
of egotism, \ even eccentricity. But
they do not carry their vanity to th<
point of genius like Vladimir d<
PachmaHm^;^*so'i^!l,e@a$\^e ,-remem -
bered that while, if Babe Ruth
should throw down his bat and start
pitching quoits, everybody would ur
doubtedly    be    "vastly    infuriated
hen de Pachmann quits playing the'
piano to explain how immeasurabl
superior his art is to that of all othe
pianists,    everybody   is    vastly    de
lighted.
If de Pachmann were not really
great—a supreme performer in
own, no doubt limited, field of piano
art, he would be laughed off the plat-
as a ludicrous mountebank,
iply impossible not to sense the
fact that this old man has a miracu
ous gift from high • heaven. He :
not a Paderewski of alflpower and
profundity, or a Rachmaninoff of
deep and mystic themes; but i&s^a
magic-maker of musical delicacies
he is—just de Pachmann, unique
her ieacher the late Mr. D. Rooth
ham, of Clifton, Bristol, very well.
He, with the help of a few other influential people, succeeded in getting
| her a scholarship at the Royal College  of Music."
Getting Back at Pachmann
THE first thing that Vladimir de
Pachmann said when he landed in America for his prestnt^ti?
was that he was the greatest pianist
in the world. He particularly mentioned Rachmaninoff and Hofmann
as third-rate pianists. Next he scoffed at the New York music critics;
Only two pianists have been heard
from in reply, but the New York
critics have nearly all cut loose on
the eccentric old master. I^S^IP
Ethel Leginska, one of the most
celebrated pianists of her sex, writes
to the newspapers to "protest indignantly." She exclaims: "That de
Pachmann has made a name for
himself as an exquisite performer of
small pieces cannot be denied;/but
where is the big sweep, the gigantic
power, the1 colossal brain of a Liszt
(with whom he compares himself),
or a Rubinstein, or a Hofmann, a
Busoni, or a Rachmaninoff of today—where the superb musicianship
Of a Harold Bauer or a Gabrilo-
witsch? To play the piano in a great
way does not mean just a marvelous
twittering of the fingers."
Ethel's sense of humor is clearly
defective. Joseph Hofmann's is not.
When he returned from Europe the
other day to begin his season's tour
the first thing the newspaper men
asked him was what he had to say
about de Pachmann's remark, that]
while Hofmann played very well at
the age of nine, he had done nothing
worth while since. Hofmann smilingly answered: "De Pachmann has
not heard me play in twenty years,
ahd besides the dear old gentleman
has aged considerably during that]
time. Yes, I agree with him if he
says that he is the greatest living
pianist. If de Pachmann says so it
must be true."
Now for the ftew York critics.
They all say the same things, each
in his own way. Deems Taylor, of
the New York World, writes in the
vernacular, and is perhaps the most
interesting. He takes this vein: "De
Pachmann gets you' into the haU
under.the pretense of giving yqu an
hour of great music; and when ho
gets you there he gives you a fair
vaudeville show. If Babe Ruth should
suddenly throw down his bat in the
Abird inning of a World's Series garhe
and start pitching quoits, all the
sporting writers, to say nothing of
the spectators, would be vastly infuriated. The audience at the "Van -
ties" would be justly aggrieved if Joe
Cook came out and began to play a
Beethoven sonatb; and there are an
unreasonable few who object to going J
Incidentally, it may be said that
at his New York recital' crowds
people were turned away, and those
who heard him were amused • but
spellbound, just as we were in Toronto.
Most Popular Songs
SPEAKING of Hofmann—prepare for a surprise when he
appears in Toronto soon. He has had
his hair cut short all over his head--
almost as short as Rachmaninoff's.
Hofmann is the most "normal" of
the first-rank pianists, just as
Pachmann is the most peculiar.
Reference was made on this page
last week to the newest violin star,
Cecilia Hansen, - the twenty-year-old
girl who has just made a sensational
American debut,jthkr first recit&Lliin'
New York stirring the critics to a
remarkable pitch of enthusiasm. She
is evidently going to reap a fortune
at once. Concert managers everywhere are wiring her manager for
engagements. She has been secured
as soloist with the Boston Symphony
and the Chicago Orchestra for several concerts. She will.coirie to Canada for the first time in January,
having been engaged by Mr. I. E.
Suckling. M^^^^^^K^^^ W
Musical America, of New York, has
collected the opinions of forty well -
known singers, teachers, and other
musicians, as toxthe best modern
American songs. The result is of
-^hjejftnterest.
The songs receiving the highest
vote are: Chadwick's "Ballad of the
Trees and the Master,%$Horsman s
"Bird of the Wilderness" and Mac-
Dowell's "The Sea."-
The six songs;*wjfeich received the
next highest number of votes are:
Mrs. Beach's "The Year's at ,the
Spring" and "Ah, Love, but st Day"
Campbell-Tipton's "Spirit Flower,"
Damrosch's "Danny Deever," Hors-
man's "In the Yellow Dusk" and
Huhn's "Invictus."
For third place the following eight
songs were tied: Carpenter's "Les
Silhouettes" and "When I Bring to Yoa
Color'd Toys," - Campbell-Tipton's
"Crying of Water," ' Griffes' "By a
Lonely Forest Pathway," Horsman's
"The Dream," MacDowell's AThy
Beaming Eyes," Kramer's "The Last
Hour" and Nevin's "The Rosary."
At the same time a vote was taken
to test the popularity of American
song composers. The names are in
this order:
John Alden Carpenter, Edward
Horsman, A. Walter Kramer, Edward MacDowell; George W. Chad-
wick, Mrs. H. H. A. Beach and Frank
LaForge (tie); Louis -Campbel -
Tipton; Arthur Foote, Charles T.
Griffes and Wintter Watts (tie);
Ethelbert Nevin and Sidney Homer
(tie); James H. Rogers and Richaid
Hageman (tie); Walter Damrosch
and Bruno Huhn  (tie);   H.  T.  Bur-
A Brilliant Program By
the Boston Symphony
3p)^mlo^^^Prchestra    Will    Play
"London $ymphony"  at
Toronto Concert
PIERRE MONTEUX
After five years asr conductor
th,e'i;Boston Symphony ^Orchestra,
Pierre Monteux is gS&s&S' up that
post, and will be seen at the head of
SmjS^f&mous organization for the last
time when he appears .in Mass
Hall,   Wednesday,   November   7th.
leigh, Bainbridge Cri'st, Henry Had-
ley, Mana Zucca, and Augusta E.
Stetson (tie); and Geoffrey O'Hara,
John Powell, Alexander Russell, Oley
Speaks, Marion Bauer, Charles
Wakefield Cadman, JohMfjEI. Dens-
more, Harriet„Ware, Thurlow Lieu-
rance and Rudolph Ganz  (tie).
Miss Helen Hunt, the young Canadian violinist, late of the Canadian
Academy of Music, ToxZm0i who has
played alliover Canada and many
parts of the' United States, ib^lijs-
season touring under tqetf'. manage-
meHjt^-of* the Chicago Circuit Lyceum,
and is playing one hundred engagements in, the- central and southern
ities of the United States, as solo
iolinist;, alStt in a trio with a 'cellist
and harpisjtf^^r.
Ukrainian Chorus
In Toronto Nov. 15th
fTIHE people of Toronto are going tp
have the opportunity  of  hearing
unique     organization     whe^-jithe'
:rainian   National   Chorus   gives   a
concert at Massey    Hall   I Thursday,
November 15th.   ■-Spflflfe V
This company stands out prominently ^and comes to Toronto after
touring Europe and after delighting
hundreds of audiences.
Such words. as "glorious." and
'supreme" have been irsed to describe the Ukrainians and' Norman M.
Withrow,1 manager of Massey* Hall,
feels - that he has been successful in
booking a truly famous chorus|piii'<i'!
$^e\th'at will charm all.iJwKcj" hear it.
h|vconductor is a prominent personage, Prof. Alexander Kashetz,
ell known as "a composer and conductor in the European capitals. To
him is gi.yen a great deal of credit
for the successes which jfee.Ukrain-
National Chorus. has -|£tta£rte'djj:
The entire enterprise is fathered by,
Max Rabinoff whose. undertakings
well known.
: view of its .many previous successes,   thi$'Chorus  can   be   counted
m to provide a thrill for as many
can find accomodation in Massey
Hall.
Sistine Chapel Choir
mHfcgaSistine  Chapel  Choir "bf    the
Vatican will sing in Massey Hall
iext Tuesday evening and it fs a
foregone conclusion that the audience will he a "capacity" one. The
choir is composed of fifty-four perfectly trained artists: fourteen tenors,  ten  bassos,  four  male  sopranos,
>ur   male    altos     and   twenty    boy
ngers. Its history dates back to the
time of. the emergence of the Chris-
s from the catacombs. It has
always set a high, standard for choral
singing and enjoys the exclusive
privilege «of singing at all of the
magnificent   services     and     splendid
eremonials at which the Pope officiates in  person.
The tour which has the Pope's official permission, will be under the
personal conductorship of Monsignor
Ahtonia (Rella, who for more than
twenty years has been connected
with the Sistine Chapel Choir and
who since the illness and retirement
of Perosi, some eight years ago,' has
been   its, actual   director.   •
FEMININE .ECONOMY
A   WOMAN'S idea of economy is to
use a gas range for the purpose
of cutting down the coal bill. t
THE principal number on
program to be gf^en by the
celebrated Boston Symphony
Orchestra at its Toronto concert
under the conductorship of Pierre
Monteux, in Massey Hall on Wednesday evening, November 7th-, will
be the "London SymphoriyjrapfcSij
Vaughan„i^?illiams. This largely-
cenceived and beautifully executed
score has had considerable popularity in the concert halls of the United
States at the hands of more than
one orchestra. When Pierre Monteux introduced the "London Sym
phony" to Boston, such ,was it
popularity that he repeated it in th<
same Season and' again in the following season. It.is generally est
mated as:^ne of the finest and mo
characteristically national creative
■$ijcm$y£ments in English music. Thi
sights, sounds, and echoes of London
are suggested in masterly fashion
Vaughan Williams 6pens and closes
the symphony with a dreamy picture of the Thames river with the
chimes of Big Ben in Westminster
Abbey heard in the distance. We
have gjimpses of various street!
which conjure lip the atmosphere o:
this metropolis of tendless contradiction. One movement we are -taken
into the noisy and cheery bustle of
the Strand at a busy morning hour;
at another time into the district ol
Bloomsbury at twilight; and again
on the Thames embankment where
these street noises are hushed by the
distance and the intervening fogs.
The notes of lavender hawkers ;
an itinerant pedlar furnish some of
the detail.
The French School will be represented by Debussy's two nocturnes,
"Clouds" and "Festivals/;*' which are
considered to have, an authoritative
and eloquent "interpretation at thi
hands of the illustrious French con
ductor, who was a friend of the late
composer and the first exponent' of
more than ohe of his scores. The
other numbers will be an Arrangement according to modern orchestration by Respighi, the Italian composer, of three dances from hisaci&bjp
patriots, in certain cases unknown,
of the 16th century. The evening
will close%with Liszt's symphonic
poem, "Tasso:" Lamentoe Trionfo."     ._
Pavlowa Ballet in
Toronto Two Nights
"DAVLOWA, recognized - as' the
foremost living dancer,' has returned to this continent after a most
brilliant world tour, and a "fortnight's
engagement at Covent Garden,^Hpr^
don. The Russian danseuse and her
Ballet Russe opened her American
tour at the Manhatten Opera House,
New York, on 0"d^b%£'£8thy: after' an
absence of two seasons, presenting
many new and complete ballets and
divertissements and introducing
several. nefa;s.supporting artists. Pavlowa staged several unique and
beautiful offerings, created ySxid,
worked   .     out by       the star
herself during her extensive^A^pld.;
World travels .which.took her and her
choregraphic family to Japan,: ^llfdia;'
Egypt. 1
These far-off- lands with their
strange customs ~ and peoples were
generously drawn upon by the' £§bn,'
artistic observation and comprehension of the Russian danseuse, and
now audiences are' enjoying '■ some
novel and strikingly 'effective concepts adapted to Pavlowa's own
charming   interpretative   genfjraS&A
Mme. Pavlowa's programs this
season, therefore, are widely divergent in character, it being announced
that upon her transcontinental tour,
which brings her incomparable organization to Massey Hall on Nov.
19th and 20th, the dancer has, retained in her repertoire the mqst
popular offerings of past American
visits.
Pearl Newton's Recital
JTOLDERS of subscribers^ seats to
the Peart Newton rrecitai are reminded that the plan opens a day
earlier, November 5th, for this class
of ticket. It must be remembered
that the general public takers also a
great, interest in Mr. Blight and' Mr.
Hambourg, I and the patronage of
regular attendants at Massey Hall
concerts may be counted upon.
More than half' the seating capacity
Will be for' the higher priced tickets
which constitute the majority - of
those sold.' The acoustics of the
hall, however, assure everyone a good
hearing.
New  Picture,   "The  Ten  Commandments,"   to   Be   Produced on La^l^lScale
By ELVA '.|0!^Tif'3p
NEW YORK/Nlw^
JULIA. MARLOWE is the latest .of
the noted actresses of .America
who has contributed • a^4pJJ^'fe
represent herself in - Eer-!),'favorite
character for the Children's Min
ture Village, which E. F. Albee
preparing in the basement of the
New York Hippo.djj&me as an. added
feature when the • great playhouse
re-opens under the Keith banner.
Miss Marlowe has selected "Juliet"
as the character for her contribr -
tion to the celebrated miniature
theatre.
When Captain Bruce Bairnsfather,
who is making a tour of the B. F.
Keith circuit in an act called "Old
Bill and Me," played at the Princess
Theatre [i&kMontrealJ recently, he
was made a life member of the Army
and Navy Veterans' Association of
Canada. Captai'^JH;- Cole bourne, the
dominion secretary it the association, presented the membership card
and a gold badge, suitably inscribed.
Eleanora Duse appeared at the
Metropolitan Opera Hou&e^on^Mc^n.
day- night if or one performance- n
"La Donna Del Mere," ("The Lady
f£hm;the Sea), a drama in four acts,
.by Henrik Ibsen. < fe^.^ltf
The role of Ellida Wangel, the lady
from the sea, whose peace of n
^'illitoin by mem.ory of a betrothal to
a strange sailor prior to her mar
riage, was- played by Duse. . ifsjf|ffl|
long been, i&ft'e of her favorite parts,
and with it she elected to begin all
her engagements since her return to
the stage in 1921.
Thereafter Mme. Duse . will play
matinees at the Century Theatre on
Tuesdays'i^Jaiid Fridays for foui
weeks, a new play each. week.
E.. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe
presented Shakespeare's tragedy, of
"Hamlet'tl$f| ■ Jolson's '59th Street
Theatre this week. "The Merchant
of Venipe'^will be acted the'week beginning Monday, Nov. 5, and "Romeo
and Juliet" the last week of the season, beginning Nov. 12.
Martin $raaj^lay's Engagement
NEXT Monday night Sir John
Martin Harvey will'vfof^^||i?^
second production, .. "The Taming of
the Shrew," . at. the Century.»;^()n
Tuesday Fred Stone will arriJC«|pt|
the Globe in "Stepping Stones," and
on Thursday the Equity Players will
begin their season at the Forty-
EighWa Street.Theatre with;. "Queen
Victoria." ISillliS
he Selwyns promise" to bring
Jafle Cowl to town the tfirst week of
December, presenting the first of
three new plays; they have Lonsdale's "Spring Cleaning" in Chicago,
and  will  bring  it  to  New  York  as
a as possible; Somerset Maugham's . "The Camel's Back" s
now ready, and. probably will come
to town in two weeks'; "Raquel Meller
on the Way over to appear in a
re vu e. ^|^^
The Famous Players-Lasky ..Corporation will make a special presen-
on of Cecil B. DeMille's new picture "The Ten Commandments"
along the lines of "The Covered
Wagon." Instead of release to motion picture houses, the production,
will occupy a' first-class theatre in
the Times Square district, New York,
throughout the Yuletide season. He
said:-     ■■^^ffl
Mr. De' Mille's new work is an
epic of the Decalogue in its bearings
upon modern life."
'*The Common Law" is being presented at the Strand Theatre this
week. The cast includes Corinne
Griffith, Cxmway Tearle, Elliot Dexter, Hobart Bosworth, Phyllis Haver,
Bryant Washburn, Miss Dupont,
Wally Van, Doris May and Dagmar
Godowsky. Based on the novel by
Robert Chambers' "best seller," its
rather hackneyed material is dignified by the excellence of its screen
production.
William Fox presented "The
Temple of Venusl*6n Monday night
at the Central Theatre with a cast
which includes Mary Philbin, David
Butler and Phyllis Hann, and is, as
the name-indicates, a spectacle of
the 'days of the ancient gods and,
goddesses   of   Olympus.    There    are'
under-water   scenes   and   a   host   of
diving and dancing beauties.
"Woman Prooif," writteMpy George
Ade, was the leading picture this
week ai.'^S-' Rivoli Theatre, with
Thomas. Meigl|p.n in the chief part,
that of a ir^an wh%is too slow picking a wife, while" his brothers and
sisters are anxiously waiting for him
to choose, for if he doesn't marry before a certain date they will not get
their money.
High Praise For, Book
By Ernita Lascelles
Actress $ow in Toronto Shows
/     A§tonishing Versatility
"jV/TISS Ej^jta Lascelles, leading
lady with* the Cameron Matthews English Players at the
gent Theatre, is«S$jj(jjftllia.nt write*
well as a clever actress. Her new
novel, "The Sacrificial Boat." is making^ something of a sensation—winning enthusiastic praise everywhere.
For example she has just had this
letter from one of the most (famous
of  living  actors •-•^l|$|3
"I can't recall, lmy dear Miss Lascelles, when I've been so enchanted
with a book as I've been with "The
Sacrificial Boat." Besides the delightful and delicate hnmor, your
characters—to me—we-f^t', perfectly
drawn. Indeed I know two of them
veaay' well, Joan and David. With
best wishes,     DAVID WipFIELD.
"Rob Roy" at the Park
"T>OB ROY" will be the photoplay
presentaticfn, Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday at the Park theatre,
L'ansdowne and Bloor. For Thursday,
Friday and Saturday Buster Keatori
in "The Three Ages," will be presented. Kiddies' revue,".-'. Tuesday
night.   Amateurs Friday night.   Daily
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Mail orders w;ill now be accepted and
should be accompanied by cheque, including    tax    and    self-addressed    en-
PEARLNEWTON
(Artist-GrOTuatet Owen A. Smily Studio.)*      Aft'MrV  ''
ELOCUTIONIST
Annual Recital J§ MASSEY HALL
Thursday, Nov. 8th
Assisted by
ARTHUR   BLIGHT   (Baritone)       BORIS   HANtBOURG   ('Cellist),
M'iss Avey Clarke and Miss Madge Williamson, Accompanists.
50c — 75c — $1.00.      Plan opens November 5th.	
FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER 9th
MASSEY HALL—
Young Artists' Recital
Presenting,   among   other    Srilliant young: performers,
Five Gold Medallists from This" Year's Exhibition  •
jS^^ee Contests^!!
Representing teachers recently added to' the staff of the Toronto
Conservatory of Music: Gertrade Anderson, 'Muriel Anderson, George
E. Boyce* William Buck, Gladys Cornfield, Broadus Farmer, Ernest J.
Farmer, Grace Gillies.
• All tickets 25 ocents. Plan at the Torejm#>* Conservatory November
1st to 6th; at Massey Hall, November 7th to »th.
CAROLINE DANARD
CONSERVATORY; "
798 ,eARiAW AVE.
^^y^M^Year <
Associated with Hi
MUSIC
GERRARD 3361
Danforth
bourg Conservatory
Pianoforte Instruction
B. J. HOLMES
WtSSfitetl to teach the highest branches of
his art.—.Priedheim.
Nordheimer   Building;,  880   Yongre   Street.
Ev?KS, 633 Church. Phone Randolph 0640W.
■'ZZwcJ^:
Barnaby Nelson
TENOR
Teacher of   Singing.
Musical  Director—Bathurst  Street
Methodist   Churiol&Sfe*
Studio Phone Main 8617.        WTP
iKgnes Adie
Operatic Soprano
CONCERTS AND RECITALS.
Vocal Instirwil4ofl$&if|i)f
1 RAGLAN AVE.        HIULCREST 7335W.
  WTP
Toronto Junction College
of Music
8870 DUNDAS   ST.  WEST.
Piano, Violin. 'GiPftr,: Vocal Lessons.
Mandolin,   Elocution,    and    Theory.
.   Year Book mailed on request.
Phone Junction-'J(J07»*."/^|;:'i.WTP-
Annemiller
SINGING,   PIANOFORTE   and    THEORY
Children's Classes a Specialty
W0&<!0&R> EAST.
Beatrice Rosalind Bush
CONCERT CONTRALTO
_ Teacher  of  Singing.
Florence Ralston
HjM%K4'(Pupil   of   Dalton   Baker)
TEACHER   OF   SINGIHO|||l
S'jJ'Soiflistv.Deer . Park   Pros.    Church.
Studio   re-opens   Oct.   1st.
For  appointment,   Kenwood  3492W.
 ::■. ^fg:1'-..    wtf
ARTHUR SINGER
PIANO J^ffP
Studio—Nordheimer   Building
Residence phone, Hlllcrest 1488.
W.Jan.5
{jmgfSIA FYDELL
Contralto  Soloist and Teacher of Singing.
'Pupil of Tosti B. Marchesi, Bouhy Victor
Beigel. Artist jsupils singing in^ Canada,
England and IT. S. A.- Specialist in breathing, resonant tone, diction. For interview
phon© Trinity 0702J,  or
Canadian   Academy* of   Music.
MAESTRO CARBQNI
Teacher of  Singing
Miniature Theatre Stage
Interview by appointment" 'only."'■'■'<''•'
Siudio: 2 Grosve>rnor ,Street. Phone Ran
dolph 4416. '       'W.T.I
Roy  Hollingshead
SAXOPHONE
B. Hayunga Carman
PIANIST   AND  TEACHSR.
Pupil of Tobias Matthay, London, Eng.
Ethel Newcombe and Madam Wienez-
kowska, New York. Studios Toronto Conservatory of Music and Branksome Hall.
R. P. CATCHPOLE
BARITONE
Concert and Oratorio
Teacher   of   Singing
68 LINDSAY AVENUE
Phone Kenwood 6400W.
SHILDRICK  ?I
VOICE
41 Nordheimer Bldg-.
ties: Studio,  Adelaide  08!>0.
Residence,  Trinity  4616.
OTTO JAMES, A.R.C.Q.
PIANIST^' AtND" OfeGAJ^iP^! ffi
Canadian Academy  of Music,  12   Spadin*.
ROad
Class    recitals    monthly.      Pupils      prepared   for   public    recitats   and   examina-
JESSIE MACLENNAN
The Gaelic and SCottish CONTRALTO,
now   booking -for  concerts,  at  homes, etc.
Hebridean    and    Folk-songs    a   specialty.
Gerrard 4108W.
427 broadview avenue.
Wtf
CLARICE SPENCER
.v'^J^mWUTIONIST
(Post-Graduate of Owen A. Smily Studio)
Concerts]*,:  '   ,.Teaching;,W:J^j;
\    104   JAMESON   AV%:aV;
-■■-•■'■     -ffip-ji'y WDeclS
A. Y. GRANT
TEACHEBfW PIANO, SINGING AND
THEORY
Organist ahd Choir Leader of Yonge Street
Methodist Church.
STUDIO,  560   DOVERCOURT  ROAD.
Kenwood  1270W.
  WDec29
;af|Sinclair Hamilton
'0j?a'diiate Glasgow Athenaeum School
of Expression, formerly dramatic
instructor Queen's University, has resumed teaching. Yovng men and
women taking up pro/esslonal work
should see Mr. Hamiltom&Church
and Concert Rec£taxs,-.;jCircular, Terms.
PROF. W. J. HARRIS
Teacher of
S ' PIANO,   ORGAN   AND   THEORY.
Home, instruction if desired.
Classical   or  popular  music  taught.
Telephone Trinity  7299.
For terms and particulars apply Mus-
grave's Music Shoppe, Yonge Street
Arcade. WTP
EMILY SELWAY
CONCERT CONTRALTO.
■   Late of New York.'
Oratorio.   Concert,  Recital.
Teacher of Singing.
Studio:   Canadian Academy of Music.
WTP
zW;& JAMESON
VIOLIN MAKER
Prae Bonnie Dundee- -
JACK- F. ELDER
A Singer of Scotch   :»oiigs. a'K'W
. Pull  Dress  Kilts
Bright  Song  Leader )
•rincess St., Kingston. Phone 1283F
Hambourg Conservatory pf
announces a Piano Master Course by
MARK  HAMBOURG
Sherbourne and -Wellesley Streets.
Phone Randolph 2341.    -Z$wfc$
WINIEEED
iMiSRIN - FAHEY
Studio: R. E. '
MISS STERNBERG
DANCING
CLASSltfAlU NATIONAL,    INTER-
PRETATIVE,   FOLK, J^.QPERN
Aura Lee-, 205 Avenue Rd.
'Ran 7169
CLASSES NOW OPEN
Year    Book    on    Application,    Office
Hours 10 to  12 a.m., 2 to 6  p.m.
THE CANADIAN ACADEMY Of MUSIC
and Toronto  College of  Music,   Limited.
iPfjip jl%^|#l^>4<3[^na Road, Toronto.
President: COL. A. E." GOODERJ1AM.   Musical Director: FRANK S. YVELSMAN
ifS7  FACULT^gOF COMMANDING STRENGTHMp
UNRIVALLED     ADVAfcm'GES  FOR   A   COMPLETE   MUSICAL
^^» EDUCATION.
Invitation Violin Recital By $fi$=3
MRS. LESLIE CLARKE
Assisting artists: VICTOR C. AKL1DGE, Tenor,  and LESLIE G. HOLMES, Bass.
At   the   Academy,    on   Tuesday evening,   November  6th,  at  8.15.
Academy Year Book Syllabi
W UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ?
% TORONTO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC %
• The following:  lectures by members  of  the  Conservatory's faculty— b^
| jwhlich are held.at the Conservatory itself—are free to student's of the mB
institution.     Others wishing to attend may d'o so by making necessary \p
arrangements with tho Registrar of the Conservatory. HB
Lectures on Piano Pedagogy, with sjpecial reference to the Conserva- Ji
tory's Teacher's Diploma,, by Mr. G./D, Atkinson, on Monday'mornings f
at- 10..30 o'clock.
Lectures on the Rudiments of  Music on Saturday mornings at $1.30,
and on the History of Music, on Wednesday afternoons at 4.30, by M
gLeo^Smith.
Year Book and Syllabus mailed to any address
Pupils may enter at any time.
i
kW•VAV.^VA^wwyw■v««B%v■v■v.v^^^
BROADUS FARlVljER
SEVEN MEDALS—3 firsts, 3 seconds,  and tile cash scholarship—won by E
pupils at the recent  Canadian  National Exhibition.
VIOLIN STUDIO
■ x   HEINTZMAN- BUILDING,:^W
MAIN 4573. 193 YONGE STREET.
^ARK^y#Hi»eMO.OL^o?
Popular Music and Ragtime
Piano-Playing
TAUGHT ABJYONE IN 3 TO 6 MONTHS.
SUCCESS GUARANTEED  OR MONEY REFUNDED
lar Songs Ttfujjjht  Immediately.      No Scales or Exefr^MHA
Booklet   mailed  free  or  call   for  demonstration
Mam school 55 College Street S&r&$%&"'.
West End

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