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His Mother Went Barefoot To Pay For His
' Caruso's magical voice was not
merely a gift from the gods, it
was the reward of long years of
exhausting work —of patient
practice and unflagging deter
In the beginning, his voice was
so light and thin that one teach
er told him: "You can't sing. You
haven't any voice at all. It sounds
like the wind to the shutters."
For years, his voice cracked on
high notes, and his acting was so
poor that he was actually hissed
during a performance. Few men
have ever drunk so deeply of the
heady wine of success as the im
mortal Caruso; yet at the very
high noon of his fame, when he
remembered the ordeal of those
early years, he would burst into
His mother died when he was
fifteen, and all his life he carried
her portarit with him wherever
he went. She had given birth to
twenty-one children. Eighteen of
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them died in infancy. She was
merely a peasant woman who had
known little else but hardship
and sorrow; yet somehow, she
sensed that this one son was hal
lowed by the fire of genius, and
no sacrifice was too great for her
to make. Caruso used to say, "My
mother went without shoes to or
der that I might sing." And he
wept as he said it.
When he was only ten years
old, his father took him out of
school and put him to work to a
factory. Every evening after work,
Caruso studied music, but he was
twenty-one years old before he
was able to sing himself out of
In those days, he jumped at the
chance to sing for his supper to a
neighborhood cafe. He frequently
hired himself out to warble sere
nades beneath some lady's win
dow. While the lady's tone-deaf
lover stood out boldly in the
moonlight going through all the
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gestures of admiration. Caruso,
hidden in the doorway, would
pour forth his soul in tones as
mellow and seductive as Apollo's.
Finally, when he got his first
reaJ chance to sing in opera, he
was so nervous at rehearsal that
his voice broke and Splintered like
falling glass. Again and again he
tried, biit every note was a dis
aster, at last he burst into tears
and fled from the theatre. I
When he actually made his de
but in opera, he was tipsy. He was t
so tipsy that the aundience c
drowned out his voice with hoots
and catcalls, m those days he was 1
only an understudy. One evening i
the tenor who sang the leading
role was suddenly taken ill. Caru- 1
so was absent. Messengers were j
sent dashing through the streets
to find him. Finally he was dis- 1
covered in a wine shop, about
three sheets to the wind. He ran l
as fast as he could to the the
atre. When he arrived there i
breathless with excitement, the 1
heat of the stuffy dressing room
and the vine of the grape were ]
too much. Suddenly the whole I
world began to spin like a merry
go-round. And when Caruso walk
ed on to the stage, pandemonium
broke loose to the theatre. (
At the end of that performance, 1
he was fired. The next day he was ;
so heartbroken, so desperate, that
he made up his mind to commit ;
He had in his pocket only one ,
lira—just enough to buy a bottle
of wine. He had had no food all
day. And just as he was drinking
his wine and planning how to kill
■himself, the door flew open and
in dashed a messenger—a mes
senger from the opera.
"Caruso!" he shouted. "Caruso,
come! The people won't listen to
that other tenor. They hissed him
off the stage. They're shouting
for you! For you!"
"For me!" Caruso cried. "That's
silly. Why, they don't even know
"Of course they don't know it,"
the messenger panted. "But they
want you just the same. They're
[ shouting for 'that drunkard'!"
When Enrico Caruso died, he
was several times a millionaire.
His phonograph records alone
| earned him over two million dol
: lars. Yet he had been so seared
by the poverty of his youth, that
' up to the end of his life he wrote
down every expenditure to a little
book. Regardless of whether he
bought a priceless bit of old lace
or carved ivory for his collections,
or tipped a bellboy, he made a
note of the exact amount.
He was haunted by all the su
perstitions of the Italian peasan
try. To the day of his death, he
feared the Evil Eye. He never
crossed the ocean without first
consulting an astrologer. He nev
er walked under a ladder, or wore
a new suit on Friday. And noth
ing could induce him to begin a
journey or start a new undertak
ing on Tuesday or Friday.
He possessed the rarest and
most valuable voice to the world,
yet he smoked to his dressing
room while he was putting on his
make-up. When people asked him
if smoking wouldn't hurt his voice
. he merely laughed. He scoffed at
dieting; and at every perform
ance, just before he stepped on to
the stage, he took a nip of whis
key and soda to clear his throat.
He had left school when he was
ten, and he practically never read
a book. He said to his wife: "Why
should I read? I study from life
Instead of reading, he spent
hours over his collection of stamps
and rare coins. He had an ex
traordinary gift for caricature,
and every week he contributed a
cartoon to an Italian periodical.
For years he suffered from ex
cruciating headaches that tortur
ed his senses and made him
scream from pain. As he grew
older, his astonishing vitality be
gan to wane. He spent more and
more of his time in the quiet of
his study and cared less and less
for the plaudits of the throng.
Finally he succumbed to a brood
ing melancholy and spent hours
poring over his newspaper clip
pings, cutting them out and trim
ming them and pasting them to
his book of memories.
Perhaps the greatest and hap
piest moment of his life was when
he first held his daughter Gloria
to his arms. He said over and over
again that he was only waiting
for the moment when she would
be big enough to run down the
corridor and open the door of his
studio. And one day to Italy, as
Caruso stood by his piano, that
very thing happened. He caught
the little girl up to his arms, and
with tears in his eyes, he said to
his wife: "Do you remember I
was just waiting for this moment
And within a week he was dead.
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Dobson, July 5. The Moore
family moved into their new home
on the Mt. Airy road last Friday.
Mrs. Moore and baby, Jimmie,
have returned from a visit td her
mother, in Winston-Salem.
D. T. Sparger is building a
home on Kapp St. which Mr.
A. H. Wolfe and family expect to
occupy when it is completed, Mr.
Wolfe having recently been elect
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Mr. and Mrs. Colon Spoon had
for week-end guests, Mr. and
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ows, Va., Mr. and Mrs. George
Barton of Ohio, Mrs. Lillian Se
lectman of Washington and Miss
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Mrs. J. T. Threatte returned
from Bennettsville, S. C. Tues
day after an extended visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brasington.
She was accompanied home by
her sister, Mrs. C. T. Osborne,
and son, Colon, and daughters,
Marguerite and Nancy Ruth, who
will spend sometime with Mrs.
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cinity is in the Mt. Airy hospital
having undergone a minor opera
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his home here Friday after 3
weeks study in his profession at
State College, Raleigh.
Mrs. F. F. Riggs and Mrs. J. W.
Crawford spent last Wednesday
in Charlotte visiting relatives.
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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill and
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Miss Julia Comer of Raleigh
spent the 4th of July vacation, at
her home in Dobson.
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Folger spent
the week-end at Low Gap with
Mrs. Folger's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Armfield.
Little Miss Eunice Folger is
spending sometime in Pilot
Mountain with friends.
Mr. Carl Felts of Galax, Va.,
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Mr. and Mrs. Coy Brown, of
High Point, are visiting the Rus
sell family at the Methodist Par
Margaret Sawyer of Jackson
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time with her aunt, Mrs. Colon
, Booth Reid returned to his
home Sunday at High Point after
a brief visit to his sister, Mrs. C.
Lon Folger, Jr. who is with the
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Mt. Airy spent the 4th vacation
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