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TUB KANSAS CITY JOUliXAI. TliLllSUAY. ilULY I, 1HI)3,
V tat uro Hit tinto harp whwe myriad
. .1 and tense, ityeond to 1I jVfe'a
T. pmek'ffiini vtbrAhl cHortls swet'A4lta
i i. bed by forrt'a heavy mtnAV th
it.eit into ft ai. low minor
-i i 'tin . . .
i m.r yet (he hoirhony, when Vav Holh
l i -i it- acnticni clttttda with nil, hi skill
lUd-tha Evelyn Faqtl.
! ... not require- a ser or pfbpiiot to
f i. 11 the future of music Ih Kaftsaa City.
i - '.ittlh ha In slow but so steady
it-,- that onf pioneer musicians, who
i worked so faithfully and unselfishly,
n..-,v liFRln to e the realisation of
l recently we riavs needed InrM or-
i , i-ions with f"f leading artist t the
i t., direct Dip great mass or unused
i . . ... . .. a,, .aft- vn mav ttttv Yin Mltlhfl.
1 I e7.kl, Vsave, or J'ttilcrewskl, but we
l . Int is i -' much lMfttr anI .more
.1. ih.it l. talented ahtl competent
i 'i- who ntv willing to give their time
t i!-nt to the promotion of "Art for
v. - - ike." us well lie large numbers of
i -.mgers mill nntl lnn,
v. mav have ,i thousand nolo nrtlsts,
i . tttthmit broad mlnd.'l. unselfish, thor-
f ' - sympathetic organitniinn notliliiK
j,i i' ..m be accomplished musically.
V i .-me rwi-snri In Kansas City has done
n tor organization 'huh 'he splendid
li . ' r of thi- Ttcerhoven Club. Th n
j i .. ment of a p'uti to place thw orohe
ti i 'i a p.rman-nt Imfl". With HtrOnK
ii mI IxifkltiK. in a. raiiwo for congratu-
i acio'l thev havp alriil.v npcomtilhslmt
'i ' tin' ciliii'ii'tionnl vnllif of uch tl or
r ,. ulon r,mnol ha ovr patltnateu.
f . i who know of tin- untiring nnel 'in
i m work of lh. li-ailor of thl rlub nml
In i : n t-l wlff niv nnt Burprlnoil nt tho
r- iriti'rp.t nnl KitthuslnKm thnt their
.n rt iiroiiir nmotm mtidlolans ami gtn
d ' - anil thr people at Ihtkp.
T. Apollo Club, with nn iirtlM to illrcrt,
c ,.!... forro of rotnjtnt sliiKi'id, HtronB
ti in. int barkliiK. nnrt ITood luiflni-ns inutile-
him 1-nti no nmnll factor In our
niwM.'nl pronros. Tt lilt bt'oiijtht many
tin- attrnrtlons to our city, aim th on-rri-
nr- of mirh hlsh charar-tJ-r that thry
i 1 1 .i botimHess proRresslvo Inllui'iice In
Tin llayiln Qulntctlo Club han 'lono flno
w nit In brlnulnis out a ''lnsjn of inu.ilc too
I-. t ' .in hcaril In Kantian City.
Th.. Kutpriw Ktrlnjs UiiartPttc. bpslflos
F.i'i.il laruo inamlollii rlnbs. to say noth-ln.-
..r our iiun'roti orohontrnK, bamlii anil
small, r inuab' lulm. ar" all iloliift their
part to ndil to tin" munlral life.
MN- Ai1ol, Any ilor Oho rocnnl t)i
Wuin.'n'H iimntiuir rliitm of this country
n o-.' of tin- most powerful nRpnclfK , in
Hi. H-nl .-ulture of the art. ami ;nyf:
Thio- rlubn form lu-r most ili-liBlitrnl
nn'.. ii . Anil sl'ii-f th atat hero itop
..t l.rovldo for Hip art (hk l thn i-ii In
th.- oM country thew club arc builillns
bi tii-r than thiv know,"
Thf "Kutrpo Club, onmpomM of a
I,., ... T.uitiimr ,f nor host tirofensional
w ni.-n lnuslt'lanH nml slnBfiT. an well n
,t.il uti'l ninatcurn, in fostprinif an orKanl
julon thai N very iniich more than an
ai.i it, ur club. They have Just complete;!
n ... .....ii of ttioniiiti'h nnil nvRteinatle work
. tl.it has elleit.'il tho Hi-nipnthy anil hearty
ro p. ration'-o all our -prOKioKi-lve muI-
c in-, whtner-they art) meinour oi tne
r! ii. or not. Thay nrcaanted fonrteon
ii, concert proKramimw. besbleB a lanje
am. unit or renearcuanip me iihtiuuic "i
h i .i v or music. ine soiojeci
w .,).- tor next yiur will lie
In !: ii-uw an.) AmiTici.
Tl.ii-. a ninall orKimlzntlon. htarted for
tl. i.urpose of s-lf-cu!Luro anil social
1. i -tire, has unconsciously bronttlncf Into
n hoi wIiom object Is "The Ailvnneeinent
rr Mu-ical ThuiiBht." nnil whoe liesire Is
1.. b. a help ami Inspiration, not only to
mo-l lans. but to all who havo thu proK
1 i. of the neneral moplcal culture of our
t i 'ai heart.
To. nrRanliiiition of a lanre Inillen ehor
ti, n connection with thin llourlshlnc eub
of the proml)iUlie oi me neur iiii-
Mir laritcM la.lleH' club-"The Knnaaa
( Atheniieum" has an interestlnp ile
paiinuut.of mtmie. whone work has ben
i-. 1 n!v" the literature ot music ami the
l.ii.menl of music with the other arts.
T'c Mihject of , their work for next
ir will be "The KmoilupaJ Content or
l i .. unit Hie HnVut on Munic of the
S. il. Art an. I l.llfuv Mf" of h
l'f. ,' ab Weil as mi .al lectures and
ne of the mo5t 1
- Im rtie oriranli'
. - lioolii, CltKCll
him iiieana the i
i ' eri ami f
I. I OVlelopmi '
. i-m, that P'. '
s .iik nlonv. i
. i .iitlony we . .
' . -.-h',- uact'
' i ! a hanil '
i- to create .
lu thin ' i
i to Itmt'
u. .Is of
i ho '
. -,-en '
,, :ici ll '
i i ' - nj
ii the ,
.i . Vfry
our or .
. i in,
i y eit'i 1 ..
t peru r
kit of. in i.
th publie .
".fill slsnn of the
i. ,n of our teachern
.i i, - ami acuilemlc-.
1 1. Hi u mimical u
'i iiptiortunit? t' r
. i... ari al1
. . -crtr
' v. ran
in i-i. .-
in in- t. d
r, i -
in I. al
s nar of the I
J.i ..t, Hfahrns. V
i. ni. ,w butt- wr,
1 mi -'...ii diirintt the
) ,i.. lo.btrojmb' .
,i -to make this
.ho history uf l
N' Ml '8. '
t man n i
. i upon
i -i, . I I
: I a ..
r I on
.a Hi of
It ha beep vetT I-'
er- McVajr that th
ri i - in parul'.-li. T
t " and ii , onditlt
c I ,i'ii Is. lii.equlforn
jili W." -IB,- ftl'.ijBU f-J
t. in..- to all th i)
A il id- eoiisbUrati
. a .cry inti-r-sttn
i i-.pt tp.iicrlul fai
ii t mdy.
Mm.! ,. thw Ideal me
v said bs r. ''
. it how -w
jrld f -.
1 of . Xil'.: 'I
of this poini ..pens
'. Id of t&omshi ml
Ot Oi? egpresaUiii
ef iHrU'lir 0"d tiy tho itfht, Ultirors ihe
i mi im.jiis, oi ioe tioe . -tiei ii is van m
, i . It-t COUfiri- js 11 HIS inoteij Sildu by
with the ttniit tqak.uv i-ud-ncl to-
.i ,i i us prtiiit epre.-!uin.
T old lyric forms are , out Hh the
.i iy of living Thl i the day of a- tion
.. ' pisslon; hence miii- in the expression
i .i,r.-,t. td l-fanhloii-d piopl- i ..lupluiu
of 1 1.-- la-k if w-iody in musle; they wnt
, In ir a tune. Thi-y in-all the quiet even-
uf wiiii-r y-ais and the old baita'iat
-.mpw melodbr which were so mtt-
iii d requli-l so IlttU- ktraln of lutill.-.t
f illcMTt-and thy f.el tlat uio-Uru mu.lc
rlilng but u mice JutubW of tumid.
-watle tuiwlv. t-ca4l4.. mad Ub of
t bhs uf itow, - or .qjowaitt tnouit,
iiiuusly lntrvcn ao4 mDy times t-
f. represent to iho unkiUi In lis-
thi jargon ot soujia. but u is n-
the k-glUmam exjgrjaMHon of
. i tnooKiii, u v situii auu i.jiraii,
tUit gWw'ng with gvm-s of living peau-
i thoe who -ili t4ke iidtus to m-rutliua
ji-ciy ttud aiialitt Its v'ttiMl form.
- cotJU'liVO-ven imn o ui J"i" wi
OIIIV lit--uu- tile urn
I ibi. Ill- opl
i- I' ...'I '
gX.4i.fc-i, k t-vn,--.." v' iu, fcj.fc ouil.t
for thr nitllateil thouaJtt. pffnentn a puce
in th- hlu,iy ot man1 duvelopmenl to b
tu.lieil ap.l eomprt'hihileil at Itn tr labie
an a faithful record of tltln pvrltHl In the
If it u true Jlhat "eflimln neneratwn
will ntu.iy ih pfennt pane of the hltory
of mimic an an lntrefiHR pl-ture or a tno
wtt of emprirohc from darknoM into
UMit, wheretn VhMr preilM-ennorn ntrlieui. I
aha loUeil.and tanit to brinir about tlv
p.ne anil bflithtnens of tfteir day, ' tjlmi'
nhnll We place the rndnte ot Hl.'hnrd K
nr? In it the tntinlo of the future, or of
i he Hvlnw prwirnt?
11 mat tern not what view may be enter
tained of WnsneCn peculiar th-ori. s with
rtantij to muelo, hln bitterest opponcntn
nnint acknowlwide aim to be a tnofct re
markftbl mn In every r'-npect.
It In not rlBltt to Judge of thin manylded
Benlim by hln munle alone. H- wan a poet
of ureat exeellenee, nn nrtlt In the broad,
em nenne of tho word. He cnrnpo-nd bin
own niuie, wrote hi own lihritto, wan
hln own manager, nlage director and or
cltewra leader. Added to lln-ne Varied -complhineiit,
he ponKenmd a mini no
profoundly phllosophicul that It In nald of
him thnt h ootlld not clearly I'rnw the line
between pttllonophy and drama, and eon"
quently hit later draman bc'amo a sort or
nchool of phllonophy. Kor Ihln reaoti bin
Work have eauned an ehd!en amount of
illnvumlon, both In fleelpherinK tneir mma
phynicn and in the determination of their
proper rank an work of art. And thin din
otiMlon hL nrotmrd a. wonderful Ititerent.
not only anions musicians and atnsem, but
nchnlarn In all department of learning.
America in not behind in tni denlre to
umlerntnnd thin Kreat epochmaklnB Kt-n-ii.
ThoiiKh the work may be presented
in o foreign tongue, yet mimic, the Ian
.annuo of emotion, Is iinlvernnl, and Wninier
has ntteceeiled In kIvIiik miislc a wonderful
secondary deflnllenenn by means of the
leadliiK motives. After hearing hln dramas
oiii e or twice, we remember with what
pr.on or Incident each motive 1 associ
ated, and II In therefore possible to follow
the whole plot by HMentriR to the mtilo
alone. When we can hear such lecluicn
on Waxner's works as .Mr. Damronch de
livered here durinx the last srand opera
season, tfmre t no reason why a sltiKle
student should be shut out from the
boundless delight to be derived from a
thorough and conscientious study of the
works of Illchard Wagner. It Is Impossible
to ndmlro Wagner In a half-hearted way
There seems lo be something about hU)
very name that nrounes either the bitter
est hatred, or the most absolute devotion.
Hut that Is a characteristic peculiar In all
revolutionists, and he was u revolutionist
politically, socially and musically, because
lie believed that there could be no reform
In music without a political aifd social up
heaval. Truly, music is a mirror of the
The grenlest advantage which voenl mu
sic has over Instrumental Is that it can
lve dellnlte utterance to poetic Ideas and
sentiments. It Is hard for the unmusical
to understand that there Is somethlnjr
higher In music than sensuous beauty or
lone, mat mere ts inieueei, emotion, rnni
acter. It Is said thnt music hu a pretean
suguestlvcness, but no absolute content;
that it Is u powerful mental stimulant,
but yields no solid nutriment; that it pre
sents universal symbols or formulae, of
emotional processes without supplying def
inite values for any of th- unknown Miiitn
tltles employed. .Music seems to many a
mere mass of tones, curiously compotindeii.
but mysterious and meaningless. f what
use then to talk of the content of music V
How can the content or religious music
lie made to harmonize with the design of
public worship, when no one can demon
strate Just what that rontotil is: when
many deny that there Is any contpnt what
ever? A distinguished musician Is re
ported to 'have Satil, When usked to speak
of churedl musle, "Thert Is no such
thing," that ii, no style of music pe
culiar to church use. Hut It is gratifying
to know that this opinion Is not held by
mnnv thoughtful, Htuillous musicians. It
is true every artistic musician is not lltted
to 0- a religious musician. All beautiful
and inieres Ing music Is not lit to be used
as vaereil music. Setting words to music,
however good, does not make the com
bination suitable for religious use, unless
apart from the music they arc fit, and un
less the setting makes their Illness more
apparent. Those who have charge of our
church music are awakening to the neces
sity of greater watehfuliic over the
"personality of religious musician., the
style of religious music, and ihe words
chosen for musical set ting for religious
use. Including the artistic coiis.inani e of
the setting of the textl" Then- ,-,, prlii
.clples of Christianity, yet th- hls-tory of
religious music Hhows lliem to bav- be-n
little legardeil. So long as Ihey arc un
obsferved, religious ninlc -will in. anlng
les and neutral, It not false and rio(Uvely
Injurious. The training of church alngeis
and musicians should be spe. lal, and tin y
should be as conseciatcl for ih.it nail of
the service as the mlnlKt-r Is for tin pul
pit. It Is lo be hoped that the r nl agi
tation tor xchnoh for this special ti. lining
will be kept up mtil It is a leiiHij. For
not until then will sacred mus.c ai h.c il
mtssion. l-m will remain us il, loo ott-n,
Is, Ul) tun i ! i ami uu all-u.
The n ri. onl -li nienl In mu-li 1- now
nwa' i. , '.J. pr-'ild lnteri-t. an-l Is . ni
nth i ' at ..ii of the Inlen-c ihslrc to
tin .' He ! il meaning and uinb rsiand
thi ' a. i il ..intent of music. Th- hii-
mii' ni i- the national iliiiu-nl, mid
e i ii ii -ni li i- expressed its i motional
ex- , i - ii s.nur. And Sung has ,ilway
bo. in -mr ..I tinit relation, nor only to
i 'i, I. .i to state, and to i ili-a.i-
ri in liMir.ik has opinul a wide
, l.-. i' i-ii.n 1-1 Ills beautiful stm-
l.i ii..- Xcw A'oiid," ro-ciuK pi".-
i. Kan-. i- lit) b Theodore Thoni-
i ,' 1 .-ri )t"ti i. He says. r -mpI-
i ii - my, w tlud Its put'i -t form
.1 Hi- Indl .lis. in the songs of
..i. . -a the ipuiur soiig-i of the
ii . on- .iio has b-ai-l .the
I .- of an I idiitii trlli.-, or th-
1 r that 'Miosis shall go down
! - I md am let the . oloi-.l p-o-
. hi qui si m the U'lnaiK made
i .. t- i. nt d tingulsiud ciillc on
i li. i imliidh ,: "This Is class-l.-
v.. ai- a u lion having oilgin.il
I, .dleclcd, 'nit little know n. A
ii.ii il i ri'is gave lis Itil-x, yet
up and ciiltltallnn of s.uik Is still
... Tip r- unt.-it nnil- from our
i :i. . I. ni-nt itud th- cuii-lant im-
i i in iiur Ijiicuugewhlch Is now
;ii- i. j -and from thl iri-mend-
in .i Ihis contni-nt an aril tic
i.. t i whi. li shtll product! tin- uv-
i,. ii ni song.
in III, I
,' i i n.. th' about 'Mil require general
m I - it. ..ii, and the placo to bc-
81 i 'i. pubhii schools.
i , . ' ate nlraniiely iimen.-il le to
th .. i .in ' of mnsi'-al -dm ail ui in
tie - I i.ol-, Hut this In. lift, l ell. e
en . i - n.st Where there i such a
jir ' .. in in at the head of the -y-iein
a . .'.... n K,ni-a iu. lie l.-. a ilmr-
iii. i- niiiiiM must, tau who-- ex-
- n mng i sii nm mum net
, 1 in..-!, al . uli .ii- of our iit.
Imp .,-. hit- to t-'Stimate the
It is sli,;; -.
n-ood reciiltu ti
of chitdien uie i
I i- w ,fk. Thousands
..!- a general know I-
eilgo or music, ai 1 muvutiiig a taste
for the best class uf must", who would
utlit-rt Inn grow up in perfn-t Ignorance
and with no taste for anything ab.ive the
, mo mum it street songn. If will yet fcre
Kans i City a great music ctntor and have
the st i i-f ii (loll of knowing that he Was
4 strong factor lu bliuglug It abo.it.
l-'nulund U not cousiderei) u inu-i il
country, and t-t, from a rorretiponut.il u
the I'.iyiiiv, it stc-ius they intend it shall
lu- He sayu; "The government grants u
shiiUBB per head in all senouU wh'U'e mush-
Is taught by note, that U. lutelligeiitly
laught, and ixuentc per capita when
taught by rote." In WJ3 the government
Kraut for -:ngliiad. Wales and gi-otlan-i
was $1.0ou,0uu to encou.age the kuowltdgf
und Bplrlt of song. This writer says: "If
you could chapgt. your empty eomtrt hulls
for full one, study the problem of pubjic
and private gefcuol inslrueiton In music.
It you teally desire to cuuvtrl lb ehur.ii
audiences from Tu-ra-ra boom-de-a-Unt to
i.i. flitt.ru.-littlf.n .if tS Vinlltibhn nt ti lint
uk up ibt Moijleiu of efatnu-niary work
mm tuusi- iiisin- nun in our uuunc enoo;;
if ypU W-Ub a pubh upurccwtlvt- of your
original production.--, mate lb ebiMren of
the nation an army of intelligent singers
uy praeucai tnuu m urntwvh oi uujii
i.u and quality
al muslo education In our
pUI'l s ieiijl-
I'l in ' . n
iglu .- - i
i!f J cir Ui I
- in t
I , ul.!.
l.m a '
:i r -iii.p
i i-t. T iU.
k i jm i'.'
nn -- ii. I
r.. I', I ,
fitaris ana mimlu ut the pvotle witliout
hh h p., permanent tempi of beaut an
be rem i !.
William iifdjr ,artrtde y- "let
t looh Mpon every child t n, e that m,
before u- a a possible Bhakespcire or
Michael Atinclo, or Heethoven; b-ll..e nie.
tvptjr child that torn up lrore ,vi has
hidden awav somewhere in il belnit thin
im-Hous cutiacity for something rntiye.
VF must ihaiige ouf atllttiilo toward the
ronmn (hlldren. When we look upon enct;
aspolble genlun. then shall r add new
Hny to human life. We most brln
into voltdren llM every ' ltinnnce
to rtffleltijh thnlr mlniU am! tltfvelop their
fnthHle bnture. We speak much of thf
lioanty or hollhe, hot enough of the hoti
n of liranlv," Sappho. nnf. "Who !
neaiirifltl In ftoorl." Vhll't- tile (teal of
(irt nhotiM be Inelttled mitnle, not only
fine int.- in ejiortio, but thf hearing of th"
bet mtii- c cah obtain, t'ur popular
i oticetts will do no good until you brinn
gnori music Into the common nihools.
I would have the ureat violinist come,
nn tiu mako a tour through the illlM
and town, am! plav to Ihe children.
He it.utd that the lolln. with lt ftp
nenllhg, symimthetlc vole, wdll touch
s.unilhlhg in the Vhlld that your book
knowiciE- inn never reach; and the one
whom mi have . onnldered th dullard or
the lias mav b- awakened and produce:
muni- for whb h the world l hungry,
tin at artist, are magnanimous; In their
In ails ll.cy would rather play and build
r ., v..,,, ,A,it.iw. ihan foe nil the fnonev
V'tt in u pile up before them.
THIN-OS WK HAVR HKAtW.
Thai Mr. luimronch will, next nennoh,
giv- th. immt notable presentation ot tier.
man opnu nit wltiiensert In Amerlen.
He will provide new scenery, new costume
an. I inn i eleven operas- in hln repertoire,
that .-, eight Wagner operas, also "rrels;
chuta ' (Wib-ri. "Pldello" (HeethoVenl and
"The Scnrlel ltl-r." (In Kngiish bV Wal
ler namnim h), It hnvlng been decided not
to put on ithcr "PolJ Olovannl" or "Tho
lttluuenOlS." .. .
That the National Association of Music
T-ii.hns, meeting In St. Louis this week,
has li. -M a great help In musical develop-m-nt
In this cDiinlry. It haa brought about
a great change in the quality of music used
by our American teachers. And one of
the eito'tBist points With the association
hit be-n lis encouragement of work by
Amerl-at, composer. Twenty years ago
the idea of unlive born Americana writing
high clas music of any merit was ridiculed
In Kurope. In Ihe lut few years orchestra
cor. erts or works entirely by American
composers have been gl..n In Hirlln, I
ennn and Tarln, and many concert pro
grammes include American compositions in
Uermart French and Kngllsh cities. Kan
sas City has been honored and should feel
very proud of the fame or one of her com
posers. He will be an honored guest at
the association, and some ot his composi
tions will be magnificently presented on
this occasion. , . ,
Thai one of the most celebrated choirs,
in Ni w York is that of the South Church.
Madison avenue and Thirty-eighth street,
under the direction or Dr. CJerrit Smith.
The chorus or forty-live voice I supple
mented bi four well known singer, and
also a second quartet te. It I noted nmong
musicians for Its purity of tone, lis precis
Ion in attack and Its delicate efTecis of
shading. l'"or ten years Mr. rimith hns
been giving free organ recital that have
bwn an Interesting and educational feut-
ttro of New York musical lite, ino inucn
eannut be said in prals or our own pro
gressive musician Who, for Ihe pusl three
years, has been doing splendid work Ih
,thls line for Kansas City. It Is, Indeed, an
educational frature and the city is proud
of such a generous and progressive mu
sician. That a young lady thus announces the
opening ot a school of music for children
In Chicago: "Pupils will not be required
to practice, as 1 am convinced that chil
dren can secure a perfect knowledge of
music without devoting time and strengtli
to the acquirement of technical skill mere,
ly. and have demonstrated In my classes
Hint more artistic results can be obtained
In piano playing by the simpler method.'
That the American National Conserva
n... rtr itii,. in M-tv York, has over G.iloO
pupils, representing every slate and ter
ritory In the I'nlon. It can accept on nn
average only one out of every four appli
cants presenting themselves for examina
tion, so severe arc the requirement. It
has sent forth in ten years over 2.w pupils
as artists and teachers to 'all parts of the
n'ountry, earning livelihoods for thems-lves
and those dependent upon them. The facul
ty of this Institution, numbering fifty
seven professor, headed by Ur. Dvorak, Is
acknowledged to be the euiial of the con
servatories ot Vienna, Herlln, Lclpsic,
Tarls or London. It is not to be eMio'ted,
howev. r. that such an Institution can be
made self-supporting. What governments
have done and are doing In Europe by ed
ucational subsidies must be done by Indi
viduals or taxation In the United, btates.
There Is .as much need for higher musical
education now as there was for higher
education In other branches which called
forth the endowment for our universities.
Up W T. Harris. I'lllted Stales commis
sioner of education, says: "The National
cotisci-valory has been kept carefully fret
ft.im i-iimm-1-.-iiil ont-rrirlses. and belt
sop iy in me niyn sianuani oi an uu tinn
sak,. Without doubt this w-ll eslablished
institution should be encouraged to ex-
leiid Us already great vvoi'K. anisic is a
sort of center ot ai the arts, the nio.-U gen
eral in its possibilities of reaching all the
people and the iiiosL powerful In stimu
lating i-tin-.t tasie." (io-the remarks
that "a level road leads outward from
hiunli to all oth-r arts."
I'nblle opinion hns not evoluted KUlll
rlcntly to make m isle, a part of our na-tl-tiiil
system, as ll Is In Kurop.-. Nor has
It even v,-t bein ret ogiilised, but with very
fi w xc. pilons. by individual endowments,
as other bian, In" ot education. Ono very
nottilile ex. t piinii, how-ver. I- a noble
Woman. .Mn. ThuibT, who was the found
er of th- National Conservatory of Music.
She sp-nt a large fortune educating the
people of Ami-ili.! In thi possibilities of
grand opera sunt" in Kngl'th. And she
made hiuii a nuigiiltlcent -a- ',- of It, that
no manager In Aniriia has ever dared to
Impost- on tin p-ople any more "tagged"
out opera lumpsums with one singer.
"Music hath charms lo soothe the savage
I don't know that I am exactly qualified
to wiltt- upon this sul-iei i, us 1 know noth
ing ot music mid lever mil u savage or
iiuv thing in pr.iai Ijik a savage in my life.
Alf mi ii-i mini tin cs are extremely civil
ised, mill, . :' ... m.-i. the effect which mu
sh 1ms upon ti, in must b- t-ntliely dlffer
tiu fuiiu thi i it. . t ii wiiuld have on a. sav
ugi, AlV ol-sei vii'n.i - of the effect which
lUUM. lias upon n. .v ivIUeii! friends would
lead in- lo ll ink iImI the above proverb
limy v.iv Ilk' l m n '. l-'or tiistunce. 1
h.tv iiotpid. -it i i doubt other people
m is lf.iv- i"tl .1 i he same thing, that
win n at a .al ,.:itli'iing m any kind
soin- music Mails uii. ih- illcit Upon the
U-Mlllblld gllests It llWkl' il.
Kin ho 111 soot niig I In m, It Si i ins to
Ton- tl.-tii Horn that VMll-lind torpor
w-hb ii is Ho iittngiiibhiig mink of good
soi'l-lv Imnitdiatvly tin v all bi gin to
talk lu a mi. si eiiieii.ili lug wav iiioughts
which have l.-i ii lying in a . Iu.v s ill atiito
111 their nun Is lor month- -nd.it uy be-i-umi
wing. I wi.-ds. an. I . v. i on. U eager
to i-iv to bin ni Ighboi iln Lent lit of bis
It is a tinl ni.irvi l"ii- pi . noun nop Anil
tie.t i.i .1... iii li.inL of I lii i ..u i isalion oi
uu ai-du I"- Jusi let out n-m a i-qiu-eri '
Th- billliane of the l-'i on sin h oc, a-
Ji., i. .,-i... l-liliti... Tin -Mi Mll'dlnalt
thing about ll N thai It Is vcij ntrels -in
tact, almost never about mii-l-.
UOIl l UlloW Wljeillir ant it i i..i.- ne
has thought "i Hi" i n''1"1' "UVi-rs. ot
till- Plov-'ll. llil'l.r .llsel.ssl.tn. bill It sm-iu-to
nn- thnt onlv the sm ill. -t turn ol i '
scabs, ivii'l tivdiiteil si" "'" would run I h.
risk of lit-iiu iinvtitt.l Into ijivngts l.v
mii-ii, lndi.t, I have s.-ii a vi in-.n
UPlilOlob l" f.'li -l !"' "' ihiug.
I hitv- si-a a man be. "in. ia restless a'
the inu-i or -i ni.cl',.iip.il piano that h,
won'. I i uh ui' id down Hi- room like a
itt.iliiuiti. -w..i lu a most shocking inaii-n.-r
and lliial;s 'ill bv giving the niecliiinl.
cnl piano man i .nney lu go away: and tins
man was a ..unpum. l". and one would
think that H" airulns -t the tnechanlcul
.luii.. would I- an ln.liali,m to his gen
ius' but l st.nud to have an egacily op.
'"rti'nc'e 'ni'i'isi las nnylhlug but a soothing
ciV.ci un.iii iHiliKed tnuii. the aVgo man
UH.g .i.tii'lv .litTi.-ut i" bis nature. It Is
i.robiibl. Hut pinsie docs have that Mooth
Ing cff.- t upon him which It h always
l"lt"may b'."u'jM "ed that ltt U a negative
tort .f '-vidi m i l.m It l n axiom prpbll
i.m.i.liy that all tins- tWngi which W
doi.'l Itnnw, and n-v.r can know, are Jt
tho thrngs that we arc moat Ure of.
U.iimil u Music,
Women's rt-cnt woik i wualc has en
tlreiv ui-prov. .1 Ho old theories in regard
to the po,ltloii sit. niuat BW-'Upy l 'her
UM'i.-a.TeUtheremoti.,ual tarte In womgu U
umuallv slronm i an I mor delicate tban
In iiiv i, is no rta.fii why sh huld cml
be a great "ll-t, m-r" to Ulc-
iiln- m,m si- Tin wotH tupr.-lu-nt
Is itaiuiallv uiiiti.C, not Ul U creat
ive, but ir -i n tpitve teuge. A wuwau.
seldutn win - -oud mublc, .never great
tuuslc; thu i""uen lttleot with astonish
ing ease, hm uey have ioj'e (wrctptluu
than thougl.' more na.-slou tu judgmeut,
more gtueros Uiac jugtic MU mom re
lig.ous sentlmejt ihuii moral taste.
Anoii.tr wiiiei a-.m iBgt woman is
not at home m lu, a! .-tract. And while
her strung tendt-ftcj toward 'be coocretu
bait made It easy for her uccesfully to
set to music simpl- woidu. wjcIi tut expr
1,-ttiilte Incidents or individual experiences,
I,, i in- li..it. - i H..i if from ih-- ib
I - i.. p ' 'i n inter' ' i ng. is
i . i t an 1. p-i. -. I'l.
, id in. i .. i-al u--
I ,i I ii ni j i,' great sympho
nic in "rthuii, lu ifit truuisceuilvutul ralm
ot harmony, jlfe and panlon have their
very - n. -. Such an art .! nol null
Woman spiritual coniorm.iti.m
Hut n.v.ith.lfss. thl- mi. ailed nl.trne
tlon. whl. h the writer wool I deny to wom
an, has b. mi reach, d by woman, ami live
time Is not far distant whin "'".,!'. wl.u
demonnliat.- to the worl I her ability to
create an well a listen.
Atiton ItiiblnMcln ellm that woman
has ereai I nothing In mulc for posterity.
not even a ong. nu! what els- toiihl you
fxraJct from a man Who fsll-d to appreci
ate, and .ould hot tub rote Ihn mtijlc of
such contemporar'e a Wnanerand I.IM17
A wrlt-r in th MuMcal rourlel-has com
piled a. lint of the UirJr work by women
ftom the Bnoycloiscifliii of Munle. and
whtlo It I hoi a twtnfilefe Hat Of women
works, .vtt it ifttrwm that the sex can do
something In munle. worth perpetuating.
Of the Etf work given Ihere ate nfty-ilve
Sertou opera. littythrt-t comic opernn.
seventeen operetta. lx canlatan, six
ongn, rotir bnllem, four vaudevilles, two
oratorios, one each of farces. baMoralo,
mnnqtttn. ballads And bufTan. The b remit
predominate In the comic operas and bal
let, while the Italian, Kngilsh. and i-wie.
clitlly the Herman, write more Berlous
and earnest music. .....,
A correspondent ot the Sf. Itii rot
lilnpatch soys: "Schumann- rtmark that
the tinmen of 'feminine composer are no
few Ihey might be written on a rone leaf,
I a pretty phrase which lost whatever
point It may have carried at the tltn ll
Wan printed." . ..
It is true !ht woman' appearance In the
field of creative musical art in recent, bin
with the energy which clmractemc the
new woman In all her undertaking he
has aet herself to work on thl in a At ay
which hovv that ihe has come to ftay,
Already the old ttme reproach of feminine
non-productlvenes in mimic I a thing of
the pa.l. an many famous name in 15.
rope and America amply attent, and vvho
may doubt that nhe will duplicate In cre
ative art her long and splendid record In
the field of mtisk-al Interpretation.
Until a comparatively short lime ago It
wa not known thnt the grent Trench com
poser. Mile. Chamlnade, was a woman.
Her brilliant versatility and fascinating
style Won her popularity In this coiitnry.
and carried Iter name all over the mimical
world before It wag known that she was a
The opera, "Le Monlague Nolr." by Au
gusta Holmes, the great orchestral writer,
won last year the very Unusual honor in
woman's work of bitig presented at the
grand opera In Pari.
The beautiful and original compositions
of Mr. Ueoch. Mln Imtig, Mln Helen
Hood, Miss .Mabel Holden. the daughter of
l'rofennor Holden. of the Lick observatory;
Johnhna Klnkel. Clarlbell, Kstabrook, be.
sides many other composer of good songs
In our own country, disprove .the.ass-rtlon
constantly mode that woman lacks the
creative faculty, and In unable to compre
hend th mathematics of music or fully
grasp the rules of composition.
A Western girl Allss Anna Thraner ha
mastered the entire eotlrsc of harmony and
counterpoint, and has written In the moot
dltticult forms, cations and three and four
part fugues, with correctness and ease, and
has lately composed a sonata, which an em
inent authority believes will attract the at
tention of the musical world when It Is
It Is a well known fact that some ot
Mend, issonna moist mniiiuui -aong nun.
out Words" were written by his. sister,
runny. And If Chuu Schumann had not
merged Iter Individuality into that of her
Illustrious husband, the world might have
had a splendid example of the creative gen
ius of woman.
Mis r.sthor I'alllser 1 organizing a
concert in London, the music for which I
to be wholly by women composers. Many
such concert were given In America last
The Clayton l- Summy company, of Chi
cago, Is maktnsf an elfort to organize the
ensemble forces of the city and pres.nt n
series or chamber concerts of equal
merit and Importance with the oichcatr.il
plans for the coming season. The plan
also Includes a series of Illustrated ana
lytical programmes, enabling all who are
Interested to prepare themselves for the
better understanding of 'the work when
The New York Ttecorder says: Itegulur
ly every summer this tame story ot th.
marriage of Jcah ne lleszke to the Count
ess De Mallle Is revived. H- ha- In . n
paving marked attention to the lad.v lot
many years, but that he will marry her is
grcatlv doubted. The family of Jean N
not noble, the "de" being a recent pietlx.
Th- Uesxkc's are Juvs. thnt Is on the
father's side, who was a inntor in li War
saw synagogue. Th- mother was n Frenth
A IIAIiKAI) . 01" HUKltUNM.
AVlth Apologies to Rit-nbe.
The burden of ralr women vain design!
To outdo others brighter and more gay;
To wear gloves shaped for lesser hands
To wear things freshly that begin 10
East wind that frets the roselcaf cheek
Undoing lamps, In curls und -rsp attire;
The bill papa might e'en refuse to pay
This Is the end of every maid's desire.
The burden of new bonnet. One In spring
To crown fair veneration's dome, alone;
Ih aitmiiit-i sanii) wild-winged. witlos
In Impish frolic by each gephyr blown;
And autumn's r-st with jet and hard
(A weight 'nt-.ith which a statue might
And winter's poised butterfly or nonel
""W Is the vlid ot i very maid's desire.
The burden of smart slipper. Thla la sore,
Too sole, ulasl lor maiden's dainty foot.
What arc the pangs a thoumiul martyrs
I'nto tho agonies tlutt. fiercely (.hoot
Their fiengic.i fungi through thy Kreneh.
Not Juno-poised uny't thou gtiuul op re
tire, Hut awkwardly. uo-Trllby-llke thouit
Thla U the end of evety maid's desire.
Tho nurden ut the gjMve. YalW. now, tho
(K glittering 'gguUg uiung the alluring
yutuVvcg'oulng ot th Blftg tbou wouia'nt
The marked-down ateblug and the half.
Tlie "lemuuut" otice had built a gown
Toward pleaaure, liajjor. fame, vain to
ainclsltavy alona cotihUlue thy thought
i tli end of eyery maid's desire.
Th burden of touch 4jrapry. Thou sbalt
J.e.t Iwok and ribbon may not bold
And tiuglc possibilities liethlnk.
in broie a.. I I i.kium like a belted
In wubtibn - i i. iply b ' I J-i-i naht.
The ilroi-piu vl a pin shall pruvc uioit
S' ' !
The fall'ng of a foil nball Ihse nffrlcht
This is the end ot every maid's, desire.
The burden of sweet speeches. Nay, bow
Unrurl t'hv fan nnd blimh. lor, verily,
'fhcae youths who praise thy sweet eyes,
blue or brown.
ro dainty homage unto more than thee.
In the last days, when thou shnlt wiser
ThtrU'lt tune these lender tributes to thy
Atkl Pipe for others daminc merrllv
This la the end ot every maid's desire.
Tho burden ot engagement. Thou shnlt
Waking, and sleeping tons upon thy bed.
l-'or one shall any, "Thus ends a high en
And one, more blest, "Stnrve, or beg thy
Thy limbic n aunt will say, "Thotl'dst best
'be denrl!" . ....
TMy married aunt, "The burnt child fears
the lire!" ...
So shall they shake thy shuddering soul
This Is the end ot every maid b desire
The burden of the wedding. In that day
Thouit long to look thy loveliest In
Pale shnlt thou be. and scared; and they
Who look small nudge and smile, lhy
veil or train
(Foul chance!) Shall fall awry. As for
thy svvoln. , , ,
He'll flush and flounder in contusion's
mire , ,
While from tho prey down droppeth sul
len rnln! . , .
This Is the end ot every maid s desire.
Fair ladles all, say, fashionable, free,
Heed well this ballad ere your pleasure
To dance is fine but the tiddler has bis fee!
This l the end of every maid's desire.
LAIT.A nVUIUXiillA.U tiCAM.MO.N.
I1G0 Urooklyn avenue. Kansas City, -Mo.
liaising heedless I'mll Thorns und llrlars
From the Washington Star.
"Appendicitis may not be so fashionable
a disease a few years hence as It Is now,"
said Assistant l'omologlst Taylor. ' Gar
deners are trying their best to get rid of
seeds In fruits. Already we have si navel
orange, which is nearly always feedless.
Some varieties of apples bavo been pro
duced that have almost no seeds. They
are abnormalities. Sometimes they are
. ailed 'bloumless,' bectiusii the blossoms
have no netuls, and In some cases lack
stamens. The core is very tmall, und com
monly there Is n hollow at the end oppo
site the stem. These suedle-is apples lire
generally poor In ll.ivor, being grown mere
ly as curiosities.
"llatsln producer In California are trying
to obtain seedless grapes tor raisins. The
object in view Is to Eft size and see.lless
!!. in Ihe same fruit. You an tuimliar
With the seedless grapes of Corinth which
are commonly known as 'Miriams The
Hulinna i.ilslus, of ssoiithensiern Lurope,
are likewise soilless grapes. Hoth of these
t.fi-l.tl.a ii .. ti.ttt- eiiltlt-n le.l 111 I '., Itfornia
but they are small. A piumlm-nt grower in
Fresno county Is working in this direc-
lion witn tne .ililtii-ai oi .vi -xaii'iria, wnieii
is the leading raisin grape uf California
He seleott cuttings from those vines which
nrudin e li ss than the iioimal number of
seeds. Cotitliiulng this process, trom year
lo year, lie hopes to ic.luce the giapts to
ubsolitte seedlesslies.s i-vtniu.ill It is be
lleved thai the geedlessncss of the Corinth
and Bullauu grapes was obtained by sim
"The banana Is seedless, and has been
so for centuries, though nobody knows
why. It is propagated by suckers and
possum- it nan no seeus vvnen ii was nrsv
found in tho wild state. Tho banana Is
a modified berry. Cutting the fruit down
through the mtddle, jou will sometimes
see a few little brown spots, which are
rudimentary seeds. The plneupplo Is nearly
n-edless, being propagated likewise trom
suckers and from slits. The eggplant, which
i a trutt. botaulcally speaking, Is occa
sionally seedless. This plant Is able to
pio-luce developed fruit, whether the blos
sunis are Icrilbzed or not.
"Horticulturists ar- endtsivoring nt tho
same time lo rid fruit plant:, ot thorns,
Sumu orange and lemons are very thorny
ror example, the high priced king orunge.
Which U the best of tho mandarins, ll Is
rarely seen in this markvt. Tin first trees
were brought to thla country from Cochin,
China. In Florida its thnrnims has been
diminished by selecting buds ftom branches
with ;he fewest thorns. Thorns are oh.
jectlonable because tiny punctuate tho
oranges and lemons when the branches ure
blown about by tho wind.
.'KtTorts are beinu tii.tile to net rid of tint
thorns on laspberry plants, simply tor con
vrnliiue In picking the fruit Tho thorns
are intended by nuture to protect tho plants i
from animals. Cultivators scle-1 those I
plants wnicn uy cnance nuppei, to pe
.hornless, or comparatively to," ,
ilNI.V A l'Ki:t'AUtiOy,
It Wat Not Ciildnos or IllilIITcrciuo That
t'aiisid tho Change,
From Truth. . ....
"There is something missing.
Thu slight look of displeasure that camo
over llertram Calloway's fue as ho en
tered the room and gazed at the empty
spun- ticiii' the wall showed that he keen
ly felt the apparent slight thut had been
put upon ti i ii i by the disuppeuranee of tho
most uefoi article of furniture.
"lion lam," he suld sternly, "why have
you had the sofa removed?'1
"1 thought It best, dear," she replied
You thought It best," he repeated.
"Aud so this I.- the way I am treated after
tbe calls 1 have made upon you three
limes x week, not including Sundays and
holidays, during the last six mouths. You
have taken it upon yourself to do this
without consulting me. .May 1 ask," he
continued, with it slight sneer, "why you
thought it bt-.-tv"
You rn.-v." she replied, her face calm
with ihe convi- tioii that the was right, "I
hud t tiili'ii away. dear, to have two ex
tra Ivb'S lut on t."
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upon a matchless Decker
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