Music: Debut

There came to Manhattan a special delegation from Kansas City, a delegation that included Mayor Beach and many substantial citizens. There were taxi-loads of flowers. There were 10,000 people beside themselves to get into the Metropolitan Opera House, and arrogant mounted police out to control them. There were more than 5,000 people turned away, nine of whom took their disappointment so ill-humoredly that they were arrested for being disorderly. There were those who offered $100, $150 for a seat, one man who paid $25 for...

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