The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 14, 1903, PART TWO, Page 17, Image 17

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.ORTLAN2 singers -who participated
In the second annual saengerfest oi
the North Pacific Saengerbund, held
at "Walla "Walla June 6 to" June 8, say that
the affair was a great success and that
the object In view was fully realized to'
brinr: more closely together all the 'Ger
man-Americans of the Pacific Coasi and
to perpetuate the , German songs and
tongue. The Walla "Walla people kept up
their reputation for kindly hospitality, and
everybody had a genuine good time- The
Portlanders, about 45 in number, went to
"Walla "Walla In a special car, and: when
they arrived there early on the morning of
June 6 the happy Germans met them with
open arms. "Gentlemen," said Mayor
Hunt, 'Walla "Walla Is yours. Slake of It
what you will." "When the members of
the singing societies of Portland, Seattle,
Tacoma, Fali-haven. TValla "Walla and
Spokane got together such a mass of Ger
man volcesTWose that 'one might have
Imagined that "Walla JValla was In be
Kaiser's dominion. j,
A formal reception was held at the Odd
fellows Temple on Alder street, and the
programme at the concert that evening at
the Opera. House wasr
Overture, "Light Cavalry," Suppe. orchestra;
mama chorus. "Des Ucutschen Saengers. Jubel
lled." Zeltler, North Pacffle Saengerbund; vlo
llncello solo, Ferdinand Konrad; address of
welcome. Mayor Gilbert Hunt; mass chorus, a
capella, -t'Old Folks at Home," North Pacific
Saengerbund; eoprado solo, "Die Lorelei."
Franz Liszt, Mrs. "W. A. Brat ton; chorus, &
capella. Concordia, "Whatcom; chorus, a ca
pella, Arlon, Portland: chorus, a capella, Lle
derkranz, Seattle; chorus, with orchestra,
"Soldiers' Chorus," (Faust), Gounod, Saenger
bund, Tacoma; piano eolo, Mrs. Beatrice Barlow-Dlerke:
mass chorus, with orchestra,
"Waldharfen." Edwin Schults, North Pacific
The programme for the concert June 6:
Overture, "Marriage of Figaro, Mozart, or
chestra; inaes chorus, a capella, "Trlnklled."
J. Schulz-Welda, North Pacific Saengerbund;
piano solo, Mrs. Beatrice Barlow-Dlerke: cho
rus, "Columbus' Last Night at Sea," Arion.
Portland; mass chorus, a capella, "E steht
elne Llnd," E. Forschner, North Pacific
Saengerbund; soprano solo, "Erlkoenlg," Franz
Schubert, Mrr. IV. A. Bratton; chorus, a ca
pella, Harmonla, Spokane; chorus, a capella.
Saengerbund, Tacoma; chorus, a capella. Maen
nerchor, "Walla Walla; festbymus, with or
chestra, Herman Mohr, Llederkranz, Seattle;
vlollncello solo, Ferdinand Konrad: mass cho
rus, with orchestra and baritone solo. "Lan
dexkennung." Edward Grieg; "The Star Span
gled Banner."
It Is unnecessary to analyze the sing
ing of the different societies, for they all
sang their best and sang well. The most
elaborate singing was heard when the
Portland Arlons gave "Columbus' Last
Night at Sea," a cantata they recently
sang with such success In this city. It was
heartily received, especially the solo work
of Paul "Wesslnger, baritone. One "Walla
"Walla newspaper remarked: "Perhaps
the real choral gem of the concert was
the 'Columbus' number by the Portland
Arion, with solo by Paul "Wesslnger, the
finest baritone ever heard in "Walla Walla,
This number required about half an hour
for its rendition, and although It ls'pre
tentlous, the Arlon chorus and soloists
met the requirements admirably. Miss
Pearl Scott, of Portland, played the piano
accompaniment." Louis Dammasch, the
director of the Portland Arlons, was high
ly complimented on the efficiency of his
Mrs. Beatrice Barlow-Dlerke, of this
city, met with an ovation for her mag
nificent piano playing, and of course she
was encored. The Walla Walla Union
said: "Mrs. Beatrice Barlow-Dlerke is a
brilliant planlste. She played the Tann-
hauser overture perfectly. Her playing
has the force of a storm and the subtlety
of a zephyr. She is both gracious and
"beautiful. She won applause and admira
tion for her artistic. playing of the S:hu-bert-TausIg
'Maixhe Mllltaire.' " Ferdi
nand Konrad. vlollncello player, of this
city, was also a favorite, and his work
was warmly praised. Mrs. W. A. Bratton
was the soprano soloist, and she made
many friends by her artistic singing.
Much of the success ot the musical events
is due to the untiring energy and ability
of the musical director of the saenger
fest. Professor Edgar Fischer.
Last Sunday afternoon there was a pic
nic at McCool's Grove, and banquet In
the evening at the Oddfellows' Temple.
Last Monday the saengerfest pilgrims said
to each other: "This Is our last day to
getner. Behold, let us be merry." So
they inspected Fort Walla Walla and 11s
tended to an excellent concert by the gar
rison brass band, composed of colored mu
sicians, directed by a white bandmaster.
The singers also called at Walla Walla
penitentiary, the Blalock fruit farm and
other places of Interest. One of the most
pleasant Incidents of the trip was an ac
cidental meeting with the German agri
culturists who are now touring the coun
try, and the singers gave them a sere
nade, singing "Wacht am Rheln," with
brass band accompaniment.
Portland was reached early last Tuesday
morning. Next year the third saengerfest
will be held at Tacoma, but the grand ef
fort will be made in 1903, when this city
will be chosen as the meeting place. It is
too early yet to talk definitely as to plans,
but It is certain that the occasion will be
a red letter day In the memory of all
music-loving Germans of the Pacific
Northwest. It is proposed to bring sing
ing societies from California and the Mid
dle West, and possibly among Ihe visitors
will be found the famous Arion Society of
New York.
Her Piano Recital "Was an Artistic
An enjoyable event was Ihe testi
monial recital given to the talented young
planlste. Miss Ella M. Connell. last Tues
day evening, at Pareons Hall, under the
management of Marie A. S. Soule. Miss
Connell was ably assisted by Miss Ethel
Webb, elocutionist.; Tom Dobson, Jr.,
the boy soprano; Luclle Collette, violin
ist, and the Misses Williams and Holmes.
The programme:
a. Rhapsody Hongrolse (Liszt), b. "Hark;
Hark! the Lark" (Schubert-Liszt). Ella M.
Connell; a. "Butterfly" (Grelg). b. "If I Were
a Bird" (Hensell), Lucille Collette: "The Part
ing of King Arthur and Queen, Guinevere"
(Tennyson). Miss Webb; Caprlccloso, B minor
(Mendelssohn). Ella M. Connell. orchestral ac
companiment played on second piano by Veda
Williams; vocal, selected. Master Tom Dob
pon; "-Shadow Dance," tE. A. McDowell). Lu
clle Collette; humorous recitation, selected. Miw
Webb: a. Tarantelle (NIcode), b. Polonaise
op. 63 (Chopin). Ella M. Connell; vocal, se
lected. Master Tom Dobson; piano Quartet,
Jubelouverture (Von Weber), Misses Connell,
Holmes. Socle and Williams.
Miss Connell. who Is a pupil of Marie A.
S. Soule. proved herself not onlv an
able student of piano technique, but also
an artistic performer of compositions re
quiring strength, skill and delicacy of
touch. The latter was particularly notice
able In her dainty Interpretation of tho
Schubert-Liszt transcription, and in the
allegro movement of the Mendelssohn con
certo. The audience, though critical, was
a responsive one, especially at the con
clusion of the Chopin Polonaise, onus 53.
which Miss Connell played with skill. She
orougnt out the volume of tumultuous
harmonies at the climax of the long
crescendo In a manner worthv of the
flery spirit of the Polish composer. Miss
conneii was encored enthuslasticallv and
responded by a sweet and plaintive ren
derlng of Chopin's Berceuse, onus 57.
A pleasing variety in the programme
was proaucea oy the sweet-voiced boy
singer, Tom Dobson. Miss Webb's elocu
tionary selections were a delight to the
car. The violin playing of Luclle Colette
'ti . . .
HisBBrlrHi iJlm'rinMlffMBBIM
Those in charge of the programme In connection with the commence
ment exercises at Eugene University this week have paid .a compliment
both to Eugene and Portland by asking Mrs.. Fletcher Linn, the well-known
soprano of this city, to sing twice during these exercises. Mrs. Linn taught
music at Eugene University for several years, arid Eugene was her home
town. Since her marriage she has made Portland her home, where she has
a host of friends. She is one of the most esteemed and hard-working mem
bers of the Musical Club, and she is well known as the solo soprano In the
First Presbyterian Church choir. Her voice is a lyric soprano, with com
bined strength and sweetness and she Is noted for her -artistic interpreta
tion of songs and graceful phrasing.
was also enjoyable. The programme was
fittingly closed by the martial Jubelouv
erture, rendered by Misses Connell,
Holmes, Soule" and Williams.
TV. W. Graham' Violin Recital at
the Marqunrxi, Jnne 20.
A violin recital of more than usual In
terest will be given at the"Marquam Thea
ter Saturday evening by William Wallace
Graham, for he Is not only an Oregon boy,
but he is probably the only pupil of the
great Joachim now playing In the Pacific
Northwest. The recital will not only be
an artistic event, but a society one as well,
and Is certain to draw a large attendance.
The list of patronesses: Mrs. J. Wesley
"W. W. Graham, Violinist.
Ladd. Mrs. W. B. Ayer. Mrs. C F. Beebe,
Mrs. Walter J. Burns, Mrs. R. Koehler.
Mrs. H. C. Wilson. Mrs. F. H. Hopkins
and Mrs. W. a Langfltt,
Mr. Graham was born at Graeme, Clack
amas County, Or., and he played in pub
lic in the Hall-Street Methodist Church
when he was 9 years old. He Is the son
of the late J. W. Graham, a native of
Scotland, who came from ari Eastern state
across the plains in 1S59. His mother be
longs to the Zumwalt family, and crossed
the plains nine years earlier than her hus
band. From his earliest childhood Mr.
Graham evinced quite a remarkable talent
for the violin, arid In the Fall of 1S96 he
was sent to Europe for study. He chose
one of the music centers of Europe, Ber
lin. Germany, and studied in succession
with four world-famous masters Joachim,
Hallr, Markees and Moscr. He is one of
four violinists who played before Emperor
William, and after completing more than
a six years' course of study he came homo
to Oregon last month. He owns two valu
able violins, a Joseph Guamarius del Jesu
and a Johannes Granchlno. Those who
have heard Mr. Graham play say that he
Is an able violinist, and that an artistic
treat may be expected at his recitaL
Organ and Vocal Recital.
The organ recital to be given by Mr.
Lighter, at St. David's Protestant Epis
copal Church, on the evening of June 24,
Is arousing unusual Interest among the
musical people throughout the city. The
programme, in which some of Portland's
foremost artists are to participate, is ex
cellent, 'and is certain to- delight all those
who hear 1L It is a rather happy colncl-
occasion is tie one on which Mr. Lighter I
played and gave a number of recitals dur
ing his five years' incumbency in Trinity
Church. The instrument has been entirely
rebuilt and very much improved, and
sounds at its best in St. David's beautiful
new edifice. There are numerous fond
associations connected with this organ
for many of Portland's people, and they,
with others, will doubtless gladly avail
themselves of this opportunity to hear It
again under such favorable conditions.
Mr. Lighter will be assisted In his recital )
by Mrs. nose Jiocn aauer, J. w. Belcher
and Dom Zan. The high standing of these
singers, together with the recognized abil
ity of the organist in question, furnishes
a strong guarantee of the artistic success
of this approaching musical function.
Recital at Tne Dalle.
Miss Mamie Helen Flynn, one of Ore
gon's brilliant young planlstes, assisted
by Mrs. Walter Reed and Reginald L. Hid
den, of this city, "will give a recital In
The Dalles, June 23. Miss Flynn is con
sidered one of the best musicians of the
Northwest, and her remarkable skill has
received wide and favorable comment At
this recital Miss Flynn will play: Sonata
op. 27, No. 2 (Beethoven); Erlking (Schu-bert-LIszt);
valse, op. 64, No. 2 (Chopin);
two etudes (Chopln-Godowsky); andante
finale, from "Lucia" (Donizettl-Llsche-tizky),
and "Hungarian Rhapsodic" No. 2
(Liszt). Miss Flynn will appear in recital
In Portland during the early Fall. She
graduated with the highest honors at the
Conservatory of Music and bchool of On.
tory. at Denver, Colo.
Xaalcal Talk.
Emma Lucy Gates is mentioned as the
new soprano soloists of the Salt Lake,
Opera Company.
The musical, department of the Univer-
slty of .Oregon is enriched by the posses
sion of a piano Vidued at $1600.
Lemaire, the Pittsburg organist, is going
to Colorado "Springs to play, and then to
San Francisco on his way to Australia.
Jacques Thlbaud, called in Berlin "the
new Joachim," has been engaged to play
in 50 cities in the United States next sea
son. He Is a Frenchman and 23 years old.
William L. Whitney has resigned from
the New England Conservatory. Boston,
to establish a vocal school of ills own.
Mr. Whitney, like his father, Myron W.,
Is more of a success as soloist than as
The opening concert of the Northeastern
Saengerbund opens today in the Fifth
Regiment Armory. Baltimore, Md. German-American
singers from all parts of
tho Eastern states will attend, and com
pete for the valuable prizes.
Mrs. Walter Reed and Reginald L. Hid
den will assist at a concert to be given
at The Dalles, June 23, by Miss Mamie
Helen Flynn. Mrs. Reed has also been
engaged as musical director of the com
ing Chautauqua Assembly, which meets
in July at Gladstone Park.
The Arcadian ladles' quartet, of San
Francisco, sang at San Jose, Cal., last
Tuesday. The members of the quartet
are: Mrs. A. Reinhold Denke, first so
prano; Miss Maybelie E. Craig, second
soprano; Miss Olga Hermann, first con
tralto, and Miss Lydla Sterling, second
Mary Garden, a Philadelphia 'girl, who
has made a hit in Paris as a prima donna
soprano, is to sing in London this month.
The Kneisel Quartet will continue Its
regular series of concerts in Boston next
season as heretofore, except that there
will be six instead of eight concerns, as
the quartet's foreign tour begins in
March. 1HM.
Mme. Schumann-Heink, the famous Boy
reuth contralto of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, has signed a contract to sing
in English comedy roles for the next
three years under the management of F.
C "Whitney, at a salary said to be $2000
a week and share of receipts above a
certain amount. Stanislaus Stange and
Julian Edwards have been engaged to-
write the first opera for the new star.
A matinee musicale was iven last Mon
day afternoon at Arion Hall by Mrs. Wal
ter Reed's pupils, and the students showed
commendable progress. It was a very
pleasant occasion, and those who took
part were: Mrs. May Frlck Mueller, Mrs.
John Lang, Mrs. C. W. Sherman, Mrs. S.
B. Ferree and Misses Kathleen Lawler,
Llllyn Glendlnning, Mabel Johnson, Fay
Rosensteln. Anita Trenchard. Esther
Leonard. Chloe McClung and Hazel Gil-
Rumors to the effect that the Phlladel
phla Orchestra Is to be abandoned for
lack of sufficient popular support are pos
itively denied by John H. Ingham, sec
retary of the board of managers. There
is every expectation of Increasing the
guaranteo fund from $40,000 to JS0.CO0 or
5100,000 by wider solicitation of subscrip
tions, which have hitherto been confined
to a comparatively limited circle. Con
tracts with all the members of the orches
tra have been renewed. m
The last recital of the season, given last
Wednesday night by the Boyer chorus.
when they sang Sullivan's "Golden Le
gend," was easily the best of the series.
Those who were not present missed
genuine musical treat. The Boyer choir
is certainly well organized at present-
thanks to the untiring energy of its con
ductor. W. H- Boyer. It Is to be hoped
that tho choir will keep together, and
that the members will so keep, up their
musical studies during the Summer that
better than ever
thls Fall
George Creswell Burns, of Salt Lake
City, the 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs,
George Burns, is a musical prodigy who
will be heard from later in the musical
world. His mother is a talented musician
and has taught her young son to read mu
sic and to know the keys of the piano.
Although of such tender years, lie plays a
number of pieces, and not only does ho
play them as taught, but after learning a
piece In one key, 'transposes it into an
other and plays with frequent variations
of his own. His tiny hands move
the keys with a familiarity and precision
which is little less than wonderful in one
of his years.
It will be remembered that Frederick
the Great was a fine flute-player, but re
cent monarchs and Princes of Prussia
have not been very musical. Music at
the Prussian court has now been much
improved through the influence of Prince
JAaclllm Albrecht, the son of the Prince
Regent of Brunswick. Prince Joachim
Albrecht, who is 27 years old. Is an en
thuslastlc musician and a composer. A
"dance poem" entitled, "Fruhlingswun
der" ("Spring Wunder"), was recently
performed with success at Lubeck. Much
is also expected of a new pantomime
opera composed by him, to be given at the
Royal Opera.
Emperor William of Germany, delivered
a characteristic address recently when
addressing a conductors' Jury met to hear
the work of 5700 voices trying" for a prize
4 for the best chorus work. He said. In
part: "We have already reached In in
strumental music the acme of Intricacy.
That may be characteristic I cheerfully
admit, but it is not beautiful. When
however, this style Is carried into song.
you lorget mat- tne numan voice has
'limit. What this style of composition
leads to Is proven by the fact that most
of your societies pitched their prize songs
half-tones too high, because they were
too excited as to whether they would be
able to master the technical difficulties,
and, therefore, they did not have the com
posure necessary for striking the right
pitch. You should not try to imitate the
Berlin Philharmonic Chorus. Tou must
devote yourselves to folksongs and ' not
venture upon music in grand style. Leave
that to others. I do not demand that you
sing exclusively folk-songs, but these
must be more cultivated. 'Kallwoda' was
composed here, in Frankfort, in 1S3S.
That is a beautiful German song- which
none of you sang. You have the Rhine
in your vicinity, yet, who of you sang. a
Rhenish folk-song? T"can only say to-'you
that if a. single one of you had siing Men
delssohn's 'Yon Beautiful Forest.' that
would have been a real relief for us.
Gentlemen, I repeat, I can only admire
your achievements, but you are on the
wrong path I am going to have a col
lection of folk-songs published which you
can buy cheaply. Study them, and then,
being In the right path, show the next
time we meet to Germany'and the world
what a wealth of poetry aid art lives in
the German folk-song."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer. t
SEATTLE is privileged. again to be the.
entertainer of representatives of a
strong and progressive religious denomi
nation. The Unitarian conference of the
Pacific Coast is holding its sessions here
this week, and its meetings are of large
-interest not. only to the members of this
church, but to the public at large.
For the Unitarian la a man of a creed
that Interests itself in all the vital prob
lems of humanity. Nothing human, as
the old Latin poet put it, is foreign tolhe
attention of Unitarians; nothing that
tends toward tho elevation of humanity
is -alien to their creed.. .They are a peo
ple of progress Intellectually, morally,
spiritually, and they see in their true rela
tions the problems of the material and
those of the spiritual life.
Unltarianism is a faith that appeals,
with particular force to people of strong
Intelligence and liberal education. It
Would be very far from the truth 'to say
that all highly intellectual people are
Unitarians; but It is the fact that among
Unitarians it is a rare accident to find a
man or woman greatly lacking in mental
power and In general culture.
This is necessarily true because Unl
tarianism is the final reconciliation of the
reason, with, the conscience and the will.
Other forms of belief make faith or. emo
tional experience op acceptance of certain
specified dogmas the test. The Unitarian
body accepts the enlightened reason as
the best guide of the conscience; seeks a
God who may be loved not because he Is
Inscrutable but because he may be known.
ana Dccause he Is such a one that to
know him is to love him.
Within this denomination have been In
cluded some of the crealest thinkers.
some of the most intrepid leaders, some
of the rarest and gentlest natures that
this country has produced. In proportion
to numbers its roll of greatness is the
proudest that America can boast. The
prominence of the intellectual element has
cast upon it sometimes In the nodular
mind the reproach of a certain coldness:
duc in uie largeness of Its hope there is
room for a love as wido as the" universe
and as deep as human life.
The Unitarian Church stands above all
things for religious liberty. It would not
lay so much as a silken thread on any
conscience. Its profoundest faith Includes
belief in the fatherhood of God. the
brotherhood of man, the uplift of hu
manlty and the life which most helps the
whole world upon its ascending path. .So
generous and unlimited is ithls 'creed that
differences elsewhere unreconcllable may
be sheltered comfortably within it. Yet
so comprehensive are its outlines that no
man can be faithful to it and leave un
discharged his duty toward his brother or
his Maker. ' -
The atmosphere of the American po
litical and social system Is peculiarly
congenial to Unltarianism. Here it finds
the toleration that is to- It the breath of
life, the freedom of spiritual experience
that means as much to religion as the
free search for truth does to science. He
who lives up to the teaching of the Unl
tartan pulpit will be a good citizen and
good man.
A denomination that means so much
for the spiritual development of the ln-
aiviauai ana lor tne growtn or ngnteous
ness In the state is one to be honored
everywhere. Today it grasps the extend
ed hand of the orthodox who, a genera
tion ago, looked upon It as a heretic.
Today it has the respect and sympathy of
ail wno understand Its principles and pur.
poses. Ana the future of this country
and this people as we believe in them and
portray their coming greatness would not
be all that we conceive it to be without
the potent activity of such a faith and
such an organization as are now repre
sented by the unitarian Church.
Anthorlry for Declaring- These Mnsl
clans to Be Jewa.
PORTLAND, June 10. (To the Editor,)
In response to Mr. Rlcen's well-written
article in Sunday's Oregonlan, June 7, .In
referenco to Anton Rubinstein, wherein
he says that that eminent artist was not
born a Jew, his parents having been
previously Christianized, and, also refera
to the absolute Impossibility of a Jew be
ing raised to noble rank in darkest Russia,
he following from "Groves' Dictionary of
Music and Musicians," the most reliable
work of Jts kind extant, will not be amiss
'Anton Gregor Rubinstein, an eminent
composer and one of the greatest pianists
the world has ever known, was born No
vember SOth, 1529, of Jewish parents at
Wechworynelz, near J assy. In 1S3S he
Fettled in St. Petersburg, and was there
appointed concert director, with a life
pension. In 1S69 the Emperor decorated
him with the Vladimir order, which raised
him to noble rank."
In Volume ni, of the Encyclopedia Brit
annlca, we find the following; "Anton
Rubinstein, a Russian composer and
pianist, was born near Jassy. in 1829. His
parents were Russian Jews; his mother's
family name was Lavensteln. He founded
the Conservatory of Music at St. Peters
burg in 1862, and was its director for many
years. The Czar ennobled him in 1S69."
In the Berlin correspondence of April
last, to the Musical Courier, w.e find that
but six months since in Intolerant Rou
mania, Leopold G-xlowsky, the eminent
pianist was decorated by royalty. So art
has tnumpnea aiter an:
Not that tne presentation or a mere
bauble would. In the mind of any deep or
right-thinking person, add one spark to.
tho greatness of an already great artist.
for the crown or genius, God-given.
a far more precious diadem than any gift
or decoration offered by man.
Mrs. Dcpeiv Before the Camera.
New York Press.
There are few women more amiable
than Mrs. Chauncey M. Dpew. Realizing
the prominence or her busband, she Is
willing to bear publicity with good hu
mor. Whenever she has a portrait taken
her photographer Is ordered to give copies
to newspapers on demand, and her invita
tion lists are not her private property. No
better example of Mrs. Depew's dignified
complaisance couid have been shown than
her demeanor in Fifth avenue on Easter
Sunday. Camera "fiends" expected her
to join the church procession. Sure
enough, at her husband's side, she braved
the stares, and, instead of rebelling at the
many cameras leveled at her, she walked
Into the sunlight and smiled, to fthc deep
Joy of the photographers. Not once, but
five times, was she caKed upon to - pose,
aad la the presence of & gaping throng'.
'ox anjsicr- ;
Portland "Woman "Who Has Gained
Distinction, in tke East Discusses -Composers
and Performers.
An unusually Interesting talk on the re-"
suits of the musical season in New York
and the creative worlt now being done to
shape the' course of music in this country
was secured in an interview j-esterday
from Miss Emllie Frances Bauer,, who Is
recognized as one of our best-known
American musical critics- Her writings
have a distinct musical v.alue. from the
fact that she is the New York editor; and'
critic of the Musical Leader and Concert
Goer, of Chicago, and Is a member of the
editorial staff of the Music Trade Review,
of New York. She was formerly a mem
ber of the editorial stall of The Orego
nlan, and has recently made her home in
New York. These past three years her
sister. Miss Marion Bauer, who is' study
ing the piano, and has written several In
teresting musical compositions, nas
her home with her, and last Friday the
two sisters came home to visit their
mother, Madame Julia. H. Bauer. .123
North Nineteenth' street. Intending to
spend the Summer here. v
'.'What has been the educative value in
a- general sense of the Metropolitan opera
in New York?" she wa3 asked.
The price of admission is prohibitive
to music students," replied Miss Bauer.
'Society people who can pay the price
asked are regular patrons of the Metro
politan Opera-House events, but the large
mass do not understand what Is going pn
before them. How can they? It Is gen
erally agreed that the people who really
understand and do enjoy grand opera are
those who have studied mimic in the tru
est sense. In order to thoroughly enjoy
uch musical events, music students must
have pleasant surroundings, and be in a
sufficiently contemplative frame of mind
to grasp what is befng portrayed on the-
stage. For the sum of Jl. they can get a.
seat In one of the galleries of the Metro
politan, near the ceiling, but they axe too
far removed from the stage, and their
quarters are so uncongenial that they
cannot get Into a congenial frame of
mind to enjoy what we call grand opera.
Now and then society people Invite music
students as their guests to attend the
grand Metropolitan events In their pri
vate boxes but these occasions are far
between. Many people pay their social
debts in this manner, during the course of
tho .season.
"Mr. Grau, recently the managing -di
rector of the Metropolitan Opera-House,
-is entitled to the highest praise for what
he has done. He has been successful.
artistically and financially, where other
people have failedi It is too early yet to
forecast what Mr. Conned is going to do.
but it Is conceded that he knows his bus!
ness. What do I think of the future of
music In America? We do not yet have
any great musical composers. Art suf
fers from commercialism."
There's Edward Macdowell, professor
of music at Columbia College, for in
stance,", was suggested.
I was just going to mention MacDowell,
who has greatly enriched music in this
country by what he has written. He got
"the public ear very quickly, because it was
at first erroneously suggested ne is acotcn.
Even If this had been so, I do not see that
this would have been the all-powerful fac
tor in determining his success. It Is pecu
liar that Americans do not generally laud
an American musical composer. I look
to the men who are born under the con
dltlong surrounding the Civil War in
America, or - those from , the West who
are reiatea to tne lnuuence oi pwnret mc
and Indian lore, to make musical history
In this country. Among the composers
who have done great and serious work for
music in America are Henry Holden hubs.
the New York composer and pianist;
Charles Martin Loefller. who is an Al
satlan by birth, ibufwho has been in this
country for.2T years, and was until re
cently a member of the Boston sympnony;
Horatio Patker, although England really
first recognized his undoubted ability; Ar
.1 -c.;fi- .xrmo -Vrlj- RiMvn W.
Chadwick. who Is greatest in oratorio
work, and others. Then we have among
us writers of great promise who, without
belne widely known, are the simple bal
lad-writers of the country, who have given
to the world better songs than any ever
written by Abt, Denza or Tostl. Among
these are women writers Ellen Wright,
Edna Rosalind Park, Mary Salter, Kate
Vannah, Jessie Gaynor, Carrie Jacobs
Bond and Mrs. H. A. Beach. Among those
who are doing meritorious work In light
onera are Henry K. Hadley, who wrote
the music for "Nancy Brown," and Albert
Mlldenberg. whose opera, 'Wood Witch,
has been very well received In New York,
"W, C. Seeboeck and W. H. Nedllnger
are two of the great artists who are doing
small work they are writing the most de
lightful songs for children."
"Whom do you consider the greatest
pianist?" ,
"There Is no one great pianist. Pade
rewski is a great artist, but he Is also a
good actor. You feel the effect of the
darkened stage when he plays, and" you
can never tell what he Is going to do next.
One moment he is among stars and clouds
in artistic dreamland, and the next he Is
smashing and abusing his piano. It is an
exhibition of strength, and he takes hand
fuls of notes at one time. Gabrilowitsch
is essentially a poet, and he Is intellect
ually equipped with technique . enougn to
do anything. Mark Hambourg Is prob
ably the greatest technician living. Har
old Bauer thrilled me with his piano-play-
Ing. But why go on? Each great pianist
has a something in his playing that an
other nianlst lacks. One excels In tech
nlque, and another in Interpretation, and
so on.
"Nordlca has jfreatly surprised and
shocked me by accepting the engagement
to sing with the Duss orchestra. It is so
unlike a great artist, and has lessened
her dignity. The other night she entered
Madison-Square Garden In a gondola.
Think of It! She does not need the money.
as she is known to be well off financially.
Then another great prima donna, Schu
mann-Helk, has just slgneM a contract to
sine in light opera for three years. He:
share for next season's concert work is
already $40,000. I wonder what our great
artists are coming to.
"New York remains the great music
center of this country. We hear of local
preferences here and there, for each sec
tlon thinks its own the most musically
favored. Boston people, say that Boston
is the musical Athens, and Chicago peo
pie assert the same for their city, but
when one really wants to be In the real
music center. New York is the place
Mnltnoman Clab Plan Great Open
AIr Festivities in September.
The Multnomah Club has decided to
hold a carnival and a street fair from
September 14 to 26 inclusive. Arrangements
are in charge of the Multnomah Carnival
Association, consisting of members of the
club. The officers of the association are
R. F. Prael, president; E. L. Powell, sec
rotary, and C. H. Buckenmeler. treasurer.
The Jabour Amusement Company's shows
have been secured, and are expected to
nrove a blg attraction. They will be lo
cated on Multnomah field, whlle the
booths will be erected on Chapman and
Yamhill streets, upon which the club
bouse fronts. A number of athletic events
are being provided, together with other
features of special importance, which will
be announced later.
The cluh announces that in no respect
will the carnival be brought into conflict
with the Woodmen of the World celebra
tin in July, and Its members will do
everything to Insure tho success of the
The Multnomah Athletic Club is one of
the strongest organizations in the city
having 1000 active members. It has grown
$350 to $400
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Sewers, City Water, Electric LightsvNew Street
Improvements, Splendid Car Service.
Within five minutes' walk of one of the fl nest
on the East Side. Only ten minutes' ride from the center of
the city. We haye an off ice at Sunnyside, corner of E. 37th
and Belmont streets. An agent will be there to give you
full information and to show you the property.
j Title Guarantee & Trust Co.
If your teeth need attention. A
applies to dental work very forcibly. We have all of the best appliances
known to the profession. Our offices are commodious and comfortable.
GrajJuxte Iowa. Stat Voir.
very rapidly and a few years ago oc
cupied second-floor rooms in a jmira
street bulldlns. The club was founded In
1S91 and at the present time occupies an
elegantly appointed clubhouse, and main
tains one of the finest athletic fields on
the Coast. It Is remarkable In that no
intoxicants are permitted to be sold In Its
buildings or on Its grounds, and gambling
la siricuy prumuiieu. it tumiiuscu
largely of young men and its gymnasium
and apparatus are as gooa as money wm
The club has taKen hold ot tne carnival
project with great enthusiasm and there
seems no Question as to Its ultimate suc
Sale of the Gilbert Bankrupt Stock
Arouses Widespread Interest.
Thirteen Instruments were sold on Mon
day last, 4 on Tuesday, 19 on "Wednesday,
on Thursday, 9 on Friday, and more
than a" dozen yesterday during the closing-out
sale of the Gilbert bankrupt
stock, together with the clearance of ac
cumulated Instruments of various makes.
The pianos have no doubt been sold at
the very lowest prices that have ever
been made on instruments of similar
grade and quality, and this immense rec
ord, which simply applies to sales at the
Portland house, and does not include the
numerous Instruments that have been
sold by the establishments of this house
at Spokane, San Francisco or Sacramento,
again snows conclusively mat unies are
prosperous, and that when a favorable
opportunity for investment presents itself
there are buyers galore and money plenty.
A number of choice bargains still re
main. Among them three instruments
that have been displayed In the spacious
show windows during the past week.
The one for $237, reduced from $475, is a
beauty. The Schaeffer in mahogany, for
which same style a former dealer has
frequently asked as much as $450, goes
now for $150. Others at correspondingly
low prices. Easy terms of payments will
be made to responsible buyers In or out
of town. Ellers Piano House Is the place,
corner of Park, Eighth and "Washington
Bar Hean Eulogies on Him and
Adopts Flttlnsr KeaolHtions.
Members of the bar met in Department
No. 1, State Circuit Court, yesterday to
honor the memory of the late George C.
Stout. There was a good attendance,
and thje speeches were impressive and re
plete with kindly sentiments and words
of praise -for the young lawyer, who was
beloved by all, and whose untimely death
is deeply mourned.
"Whitney L. Boise, the first to address
the gathering, was a partner of Mr. Stout
and the late Judge Stott. and they lived
together In the same house for years. He
spoke -very feelingly of the loss of his"
friend and professional associate. John
F. McKee, who also occupied the same
office with Mr. Stout for a long time, like
wise made a vers touching speech.
There, was much sadness and eloquence
in the remarks of Dan J. Malarkey, who
was the playmate and schoolmate of
George C. Stout, and his Intimate friend
in after-life. Mr. Malarkey was deeply
affected, and spoke touchlngly and with
great pathos ot how greatly he mbsed his
'companion, whom he had known since
childhood days, and of nl3 many nooie
and sterling qualities.
" Addresses commendatory of the fellow
ship, kindly nature and worth of Mr. Stout
were also made by Arthur c. spencer.
Judge N.-H Bloorafield and Judge M. L.
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stitch in time will save nine. This
Most important or au, our wonc cannot De ex
celled. No pain whatever.
Full Set ef Teeth, with rubber plates, as low as $4.03
Gold Crowns as low as $4.08
342s Washington, Cor. Seventh
Fees Iteasonnnle. Conaaltatloa Free.
Otaba hours: S A. y. to 8 ?. 11.: eTealaks, 7:30 to 8:3.
Bandars. 10 A. M. to 12 M. Telephone Main 211B.
Pipes. The concluding speech was made
by Judge Sears.
The committee on resolutions "Whitney
Jj. Boise, Arthur C. Spencer, Dan. J. Ma
larkey, John F. Logan and John Tv Mc
Kee submitted the following resolutions,
which, were adopted:
Georse C. Stout was a sterling character, a
young- man who had endeared himself not
only to the members of the bar, but to a host
of friends, who with keen interest and grati
fication, saw his efforts constantly resulting
in worthy achievements, and merited success.
He was klndhearted to a fault -'and of gentle
and cheerful disposition, but, at the samQ
time, resolute and determined In forgln' to a
successful Issue his undertakings. Ha met
the menace of death with quiet. courage, and
resisted the encroachments of the inevitable
enemy with determination and fortitude, until
the unequal contest closed with his life. Ha
was cut down in the full vigor of his .youth,
and In sight of the rewards due him by his In
dustry and ambition; and we, to whom tho
future Is a sealed book, bow to the unscru tabic
decrees of Provldencft as those of a wisdom be
yond our utmost ken. As a sonand brother,
no words can adequately express those, quali
ties that endeared him to loved ones of his
home and hearth;
Therefore. Be- It resolved:
First That we hereby express our deep regret
at the untimely death of our deceased brother,
George C. Stout, and our sincere sorrow at
the loss this bar has thereby sustained.
Second That we tender to the members of
his stricken family our heartfelt sympathy la
this, their hour of sorrow and bereavement.
Third That these resolutions be spread upon,
the records of this court: that an engrossed
copy thereof be sent to his family, and. a copy
furnished to tho dally press of thlsclty for
Porto Ricans Celebrate Flag; Day as
Jfever Before.
SAN JUAN, P. R., June 12. The flag
celebration- day here today broke the .rec
ord, and there was a display- of? Ameri
canism throughout the place. Fifteen
hundred flags were carried In procession
by the pupils of the public schools of
San Juan, and there were patriotic ex
ercises at the theater,- which was deco
rated with the Stars and Stripes. All the
other cities of the Island report similar
enthusiasm. '
Xotcd German Sinners Arrive.
NEW YORK, Juno 13. Among the pas
sengers who arrived today by the steam
er Augusta Victoria, from Hamburg, were
Katherlne Fleischer-Edel, "Wilhelm Bir
renkoven and Max Loafing, singers for
the National Saengerfest to be given next
week In the Liberal Arts building at St.
Louis, under the auspices of the North
American Saengerbund.
Piatt LBHChes "With. President:
"WASHINGTON, June 13. Senator Piatt,
of New York, was the President's guest
at luncheon today.
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