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Preparations for President's Inauguration Are in Progress Austrian Coronation Great Festival Hell Gate Steel Arch to Be Ready Soon.
PREPARATIONS for President 'Wil
son's Inauguration March S are in
progress. Immense stands are be
ing built In front of the Capitol. One
of the greatest crowds that ever
thronged Washington Is expected, and
preparations to accommodate such a
crowd are being made.
The coronation of Emperor Charles
and Empress Zlta, new rulers of Aus
tria-Hungary, was the occasion for
great festivities throughout the two
kingdoms, but especially In Budapest,
where the Hungarian coronation took
The steel arch across Hell Gate, the
heaviest bridge In existence, will soon
be ready for traffic and then It will h
possible for travelers to pass through
.New .ork, going north and south, with
out any of the Inconveniences and de
lays that have hitherto been unavold-
uio. i ime ana monejt will be saved.
The Hell Oats bridtro la n.rt nf . in.
mile project known as the New York
Connecting Railwnv n n h thi. v. -
East River division alone represents an
oi au,uuu,uuu and covers a
Btretch of three and one-half miles.
The massive span has cost $12,000,000.
Today the Hell Ga.tr. hi-lrio i-.nro..
a sustained mass of 19,000 tons of steel
mono. it is the longest four-track
railroad bridge and able to support a
greater load per lineal foot than any
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through the enemy fire was badly dam-
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that It would fall apart.
xo ruinil an order the soldiers had to
make a hurried Journey to n nrtin
NOVELTIES ARE DISTINGUISHING FEATURE
OF MUSICAL SITUATION AT NEW YORK
Concerts by Boston and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras Are Added Attractions to Season Mystery Revolves
Around Identity of Michel Dvorsky, Composer, Who Is Believed to Be Josef Hof man Goldmark Gets Ovation.
BY EMILIE FRANCES BAUER.
NEW YORK. Jan. 21. (Special.)
The most distinguishing musical
situation of the month to date,
If not of the season, was easily the
number of novelties in a large form
heard In Carnegie HalL This included
also the visit of two orchestras which
do not, as In the case of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, form a regular
feature of the New York season.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
was under Dr. Ernest Kunwald. and
the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
under Leopold Stokovskl, the latter
concert having been given In New
York, through the activity of the
Friends of Music, who were responsible
last season for the performance at the
Metropolitan Opera-house of the Mahler
Eighth Symphony given by the same
It is certain that the Strauss "Do
mestic Symphony" saved the situation
bo far as the Cincinnati orchestra
was concerned, because It does not
seem quite necessary for an organisa
tion to come that distance and to enter
the New York field if -merely to present
the prelude to "Die Meistersinger" and
the Beethoven sixth symphony.
Many feel that the Boston Symphony
Orchestra under Dr. Muck Is lapsing
Into programmes that have lost tbelr
snap, and there are some who wonder
point that the censors have deleted. B? ' r SaQ''T "s! WWW " : ' ' : '
After accomplishing their mission they , oJ " ' - M)'(U TtTiU - - - - - . - - , ' "t
all wore broad smiles. It's nothing for I w-SJ ' VV ' " ' XTS l . ? I ... v . . r"!.- f i '
them to ride in between the bullets: i fT- - - . ' - jfl xSd ?7 1 - " ' 1 . - ' 'Ti 1J
The submarine K-S, United States
Navy, is the type of submersible that
will guard our coasts.
Palm Beach, the Mecca of society. Is
now thronged with folk from all over
the country. Bathing, probably next to
dancing. Is the most popular diversion
at the beach. Everyone has his dip at
least once a day.v
Homer Rodeheaver has been swing
ing his trombone in Boston in aid of
Billy Sunday's campaign to save souls.
Now he Is getting acquainted with New
York, where Billy is to hold what prom
ises to be- his greatest revival some
Miss Florence Wyle has been com
missioned by the Canadian government
to carve an heroic-size marble statue
of Miss Edith CavelL She recently left
her studio in Toronto to make her
home In Southern California while en
gaged In this task. Although an
American girl, born In Illinois, Miss
Wyle has made such a reputation in
her art that when the school children
of Canada pledged their pennies for
the great memorial to Miss Cavell, the
commission was given to the young
American sculptress. 1
BUT A VAGUE VAPORING.
There is much about socialism that
Is admirable; bnt there is much too
that is ridiculously impractical. It is
for men of common sense to sift the
practical from the impractical and to
practice' what is not theoretical. As
sumtna? all men to be brothers and that
all men would refuse to fight against
their brothers, there would be some
thing praiseworthy In the American
whether this. Is not In retaliation for
the unfair criticisms frequently ac
corded him last season because his
programme contained too many, and
perhaps too many heavy novelties. A
happy balance would make all con
"Doaaeatiea" Gets Ovation.
To return, however, to the visitors
from Cincinnati, It may be said that the
Strauss "Domestlca" received a tre
mendous ovation which was quite sig
nificant of the fact that It found favor,
even more, perhaps, than when It was
first heard under direction of the com
poser who gave it the first perform
ance on any stage at Carnegie Hall in
1904. This work is heard so seldom
that it might well be Included among
the quasi-noveltles. and one felt again
that in Itself the music Is big and Im
pressive and does not need an Inconse
quential, if not puerile, story to eluci
date the listener.
The idiom Is no longer either mys
terious or "ultra," and in these days
there is a strong line of demarcation
between modern and ultra-modern. It
Is Interesting as well as amusing to
note the attitude of the music lover to
works which 10 years ago seemed to be
impossible to grasp. The concert-goer
of today expects- dissonances In new
work; when he does not get them, he
either decides that tt belongs to an
THE STINT) AT OREGOXIAIf, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
B'ii.'j. . ' .a, .
Federation of Labor's action. Know-
Ing such a situation to be but a vague
vaporing. It is better far that the Am- I
"early period," or he dismisses it with
out much consideration.
Expectation Not Met.
For those who expected biting har
monies and sharp dissonant contrasts
In the "Poem Divine" of Scriabine,
which occupied the last 20 or 80 min
utes of the concert given by Mr.
Stokovskl with the Philadelphia Sym
phony Society, there could have been
only disappointment, notwithstanding
the true beauty of the. Important com
position of one of the most brilliant
of the younger Russians, one who died,
alas, all too soon, because he represents'
one of the most extreme of the ultra-
modernists of today.
This work was Incorrectly " pro
grammed as given "For the First
Time," and it Is due all who are inter
ested, to say that already when It was
heard by the Russian Symphony Or
chestra, during the visit of the com
poser to this country some six years
ago, it was no longer aggressively mod
ern, even though Scriabine in his last
works evolved an- Idiom as extreme as
that, of Schoenberg.
Although the violin concerto by
Ernest Schelllng, which Frits Kreisler
played on the programme, was pre-em
lnently tne most interesting work that
was offered, there was more curiosity
evinced in regard to the Josef Hofmann
performance of what the composer was
pleased to call "Cturomatlcon." than la
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erlcan people should now prepare for
eventualities and train soldiers for Its
defense while there is time.
anything that has occupied the atten
tion of concert-goers In a long time.
Hofmann Believed Composer.
The curiosity and Interest revolved
around the mystery of the-' composer,
Michel Dvorsky. There are those who
feel convinced that It is the name
assumed by Josef Hofmann. while he
has stated openly that Dvorsky is a
Swiss musician or a musician who has
lived in Switserland well, Hofmann
has lived there. However, If he wishes
to keep his identity hidden, why force
As the name Implies, It Is a composi
tion built upon arabesque figures on
the duodecuple, or 12-note scale, prac
tically the chromatic scale, with fre
quent lapses Into the wholetone scale.
The use of this scale has too frequently
brought upon those who employ it the
accusation of being Imitators of
Debussy, a senseless and rather ignorant
point of view.
The entire secret Is revealed In the
fact that the day of the diatonic scale
Is passing, and composers are employ
ing not only old modes, but they are
forcing scales to suit the Individual
compositions. There was an absence of
themes, perhaps this was the inten
tion, because, in modern music, the
phrase of one or two 'measures has
almost supplanted the long melodic line,
giving to many modern works a frag
mentary, disjointed form, which many
people believe to be formless.
On the other hand, the work of
Schelllng had form, bad beautiful
melodic line. Interesting rhythms 'and
sufficiently Interesting modal treat
ment to be accepted as a work of the
Immediate present. It had enough
beauty to appeal to a wider public than
most ultra-modern works could possi
bly be expected to do. Needless to say
that both compositions had the su
preme interpretation which few works
in the larger form, particularly, of
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American composers may hope to re
ceive. : Rubin Goldmark, an American com
poser, was the recipient of a true ova
tion recently at Carnegie Hall, where
his tone poem. "Samson," was played at
the Philharmonic concert under direc
tion of Jogef Straneky, who had obvi
ously given much care to the prepara
tion of the work. Although not a first
performance. It still comes under the
head of a novelty, because, since it was
first presented two years ago by the
Boston Symphony Orchestra under Dr.
Muck, Mr. Goldmark has shortened and
rewritten some of It.
It Is not ultra-modern. but it
abounds In rich harmonic effects, and It
has enough beauty of melodic line to
show the kinship and Influence of the
great Hungarian Goldmark.
Another strong influence, and one
which must not be overlooked. Is that
Mr. Goldmark Is one of the foremost
pupils which. Dvorak left behind After
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his sojourn in this country. It Is a
dramatic work, and in four distinct
parts portrays Samson, Delila, the be
trayal an 4 the Immolation of the tem
ple. It was almost more operatic than
symphonic In parts and augurs well for
the possibility that some day Mr. Gold
mark may give an opera or music
drama to the world.
Zimballst was the soloist and con
tributed much to the dignity of the
programme by his splendid performance
of the Brahms concerto in D major.
The programme opened with the Schu
bert "Unfinished" symphony and closed
with the prelude to "Die meistersinger.
HOW TO PRUNE . BUSHES
(Continued Frem'TWrst )
soribed bounds, which may be deter
mined by the arbor or trellis on which
it is grown. The new canes springing
from the . ase which have grown dur
ing the previous season should remain
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"Worlds .Heaviest &ridpe
5&$rz& Wet? Gaie-.
untouched, excep'lnj that the ends or
tops of the longest canes should be
somewhat shortened. ...
"Hybrid tea and perpetual climbers
(other than srorts) and Polyantha
climbers should be treated on some
what the i 'jna principle as Wichural-
ana climbers. The difference Is that
their wood Winter kills more easily
and therefore no thinning out of old
canes should be done before Spring,
and then only wnen such canes crowd
the new growths. The laterals on the
main canes should be cut back to from
two to four eyes.
"Climbing sports of dwarf rosea, tea
climbers and Noisettes should be pruned
more sparingly. Old canes aaonld only
be removed as they become profitless,
laterals but slightly shortened unless
they are crowded. In the case of all
climbers better results will be obtained
if they are carefully and systematically
trained and fastened In place."
TEIPER MUST SERVE TERM
Justice) He fuses Reasonable Doubt
Writ for Murderer.
BUFFALO, N. Y Feb. 11. Justice
Brown has denied an application, for a
certificate of reasonable doubt in the
case of John Edward Telper, convicted
of the murder of his mother. Telper
will be taken to Auburn in a day or
two to begin serving a 20-year sen
tence. January SI was the anniversary of
the Orchard" Park road tragedy, in
which Mrs. Agnes M. Telper, a wealthy
widow, and her ion, Frederick C
Telper, were murdered, and a daughter.
Grace J. Telper. was beaten almost to
Searchlights Aid Airmen.
HEMPSTEAD. N. Y., Feb. 11. To en
able members of the First Signal Corps
and First Aero Corps to fly at night,
searchlights of more than 1,000,000 can
dle power each have been installed at
the aviation field here. The lights are
on platforms It feet high and will illu
minate an area of more than tour miles.
A dozen flood light projectors also have
been Installed for the illumination of
the landing field. The officers of the
Government aviation squad, it was an
nounced. are arranging a flight to
Washington to witness President Wil