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THK OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 16, 1909.
About Music, Musicians and Musical Events T ,1 .OMOBtlCW nlg;it the moat unique murlral organization lit j the hlf'ury of On-.aha closi !te scjson. Thai organization Is the Mendelssohn choir of Oirtha. It la unique, because It )ms worked steadily, ar:susly, honestly and earnestly for an entire season of elgrt months, without any thought of public .tp pearance. It has studied diligently and con scientiously the sublime oratorio of Men delssohn, "The Elijah," and knows It wail, even the parts that are usually "cut" In American presentations. It has also studied thoroughly the modern work, "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast,-' by Colerldje-Taylor, o that this work could bo produced with orchestra In one rehear', it has also studied choral work of the highest order by Gounod, Qrleg and modern. Brock way by name. It has not asxed for n' ws- Saper recognition. It haa not sought tub city. It has simply worked, stuJioU. achieved. It has asked no financial sup port from a single business man. It bus paid Its rents. Its bills are all recelptol. It has a balance at the bank and It cirrloa forward to next aeason three valuable aa sets, to-wlt: First, a "repertoire;"- second, a large and enthusiastic active member ship) and third, a treasury balance suf ficient to give It a splendid start f-r Its future work. Every member has purchtiHit l hts or her own "score" of the works which were studied, through a local music nuuse. and nothing has been "rented" from an agency a custom which has been adopted by other organisations and. which Is h di rect violation of law. The Mendelssohn choir has, for obvious reasons, done no publlo work this uetxon, . but It Is more than probable that It will next season enter upon a series of public presentations or appearances In connection with one of the most famous orchestral or ganisations In the United Statea. Volun tary offers of support ana flnanclil back ing are coming In, and It Is mori lhan likely that before October detailed an nouncements will be made as to the plans and purposes of the Mendolesoun rnolr. Applications for membership may be rvade between now and July t (or next season by addressing The Secretary, Mendelssohn Choir, Boyd Theattr Building. Much la said .nowadays about educating the ''rnnsses" ahmg musical lines. But one hears very llltlo concerning the educating of the "clayscs" In that direction. And yet the latter most accompany the former. , It . may not be generally known that there la one man In Omaha who Is doing much to" promote the cause of muMc In this quarter of the globe, and along the vary best lines. He Is not posing as an fdueator, nor Is he,' In any sons?, octln the Pharisee, But he Is d:ln a greit work. He la drawing to his home every evening s score of people who are being awakened to the beauties cf the higher things In music. And each evening brlnga a different core. The people are not Invited to play bridge for a valuable prise. They aro not Invited to place the thousand pieces of a gsme to (ether In order to produce a picture. They are Invited to listen to music. To jlrtcn to the music of the masters. fr m ati rran which la full of the lateat and best Idea cf the greatest builders. To listen to the choicest muttc. In - a real musical atmosphere, where lights ar low ered, an J where rare flowers brettthe forth their souls In the Ice aroma. In a muslu room which Is dream of harmony. One man Is doing this for 0:neha. This one man I creating an atmosphere cf rr.UKlcM arrreclntton whore Influence will be far-reaching. He Is doing It without ostentation, without ceremony. He Is In viting musicians to meet and . mingle with the musically Inclined. - He la placing Music on a throne. He la creating an Impulse mt.slc-warfii, which will be felt, and which la now being born In the hearts and souls of many who attend these unconventknal .ifflr. He Is dclng his share to create a musical atmosphere In the higher realms of Omaha's ex-rlal world, and he la a mis sionary In music to "the classes." He wilt prcbabl out the writer's name from his visiting list for this public men tion of his good works. The musical edlb-r of The Bee will probably receive a leoture from Mr. Joalyr. for h Is the man undr discussion when ha next meets him. but the fact remains that Mr. George A. Joslyn la dolou; a great work In Ornana along musical lines, and If he can deny It The Bee musical department stands ready to print his statements In rebuttal thereof. Mr. Joslyn has Installed, at great ex perse, an organ which Is a delight to the soul of any one who loves organ music. The Instrument Is so far superior to the average church orga'n that one who must perforce play an average organ, ahould never look at this one too long. It would be like listening to the song of a siren. It Is questionable If there is an organ to compare with It anywhere. It haa pos sibilities that have been hitherto undreamt cf.. And. Mr. Joslyn Is unselfish. He wants others to enjoy what he enjoys. Therefore ha fathers Into his beautiful home his friends, to rejoice over his great trees ure. And more than that, he has Invited musicians and. musical people to come and enjoy with him the treasures of his won dcrful Instrument. Many men would keep to themselves such a perfect Instrument and would bid the world adieu. Not ao Mr. Joslyn. Musicians ' who have never had even a calling acquaintance have been cordially Invited and welcomed In the moat uncere monious and Informal manner by Mr. and Mrs. Joslyn, for the sake of "Sweet Music's soul" to hear the most perfect Instrument that Omaha could possibly secure. And In addition to all that, Mr. Joslyn summoned to his assistance the wondorful organist,. Mr. Archer Gibson, In order to show what was really lurking In the deep est receesea of tho organ, and which no one but Mr. Gibson with hla musical brain and his phenomenal fingers could possibly lure forth. Archer Gibson! What an Archer he 1st There wss an old saying "Who, like him self, can bend Ulysses' bowT" The same may be here applied. "Who, but himself. can bend this Archer's bow?" Mr. Archer Gtbeun haa written many compositions for the organ, but In his. sleeve he must laugh at the efforts of one who would try to "bend his bow and make It ready." Such fingers, and such a reach! Te powersl The wrltet of this screed matched flngera with Archer Gibson the other night, and found that he waa hopelessly licking In comparative length and strength. Why, Mr. Olbson could stretch from the third manual (or keyboard) to the first, without "turning a hair" as the ssylng It, while the average reach (even Including that of the boarding- house) would do well to encompass two keyboards. His hards simply wander over the three keyboards as though they were one. And Just tq Show .you the "human touch" about this wltard of the organ when the present writer was sitting beside him on the organ bench, wondering at his tremendous dexterity, ha turned around and said, "I only wish that I had another hand." . Mr. Gibson la 4 gen.ua. Ha Is phenomenal. He la technically equipped better than any man the writer hat ever heard. Ha la an Impressionist In his. playing. He hates scales" and "variations" as bne might hate poison, but' fie uses arpeggios and chromatics, aa he aaye to ''supply a back ground" to his theme. "Clouds, and mora clouds, and still more clouds," said Wag ner, and Mr. Gibson cries aloud after the same manner, "Arpeggios, and arpeggios, and still more arpepgloa." Perhaps all who $9 .there and hear the music which cornea from every part of tho mansion from comet 'rnd' from nook, from the dome and from, the floor In such be wildering pervasiveness, are not aware that In the corner of tfi bf the rooms, up rear the celling, there, la a. small Instrument which tells the story that all of this music Is sent to cheer the 'Houra for' an Invalid who lives at some distance. And of such rays of sympathetic kindness much of the sunshine of life Is made. THOMAS J. KELLY. Musical JVotes. The recital to be given by pupils of Mr. Jean P. Duffleld will occur next Thursday evening. May eo. In the assembly hall of the Edward Cretghton Institute, opposite the city hall. west. Mr. -Duffleld will pre sent four of his pupils aaslsted by Mrs W. E. O'Connor, soprano, of Woodbine, la, pupil of Mr. Thomas J. Kelly. A few entrance cards still remain and may be obtained by application any afternoon at Mr. Duffleld's studio In Boyd's theater. Program follows: Impromptu, B flat (Schubert), Etude (Chopin), "Rustle of Spring (Binding)," Miss Edna Boynon; "In dian Love Lyrics (Flhden)," Mrs. O'Connor; Minuet (Beethoven), Caprice (Harris), "Bailors' Dance (Kletnmlchel)," Master Ernest Wehlj Poetlo Tone Pictures No. I (Qrieg), Gavotte In B (Oodard). Miss Edith Beckman; "The Lass with the Delicate Air (Dr. Arne)," "On Wings of Bong (Men delssohn)," "The Spring's Blue Eyes (Jean P. Duffleld)," Mrs. O'Connors "Tendro Aven (Schuett)," "Shadow Dance (Mac DowelD," "Valse Chromattque (Gadard)," 1 Mlsa Catherine Cajorl. . mil in 1 1 HI I in Bay OM WEST IN. SCOTT'S BLUFF Growth of the .Towns Along the North Platte Elver. PBOSPEBITY AT EVERT POINT Knterprlslnar Hesldeate of Fertile Re lon Are Making Most of Prlvlleates sad Opportuni ties Offered. BCOTTS BLUFF. Neb., May 15. To the Editor of The Beet For fear that you might forget ua out here In "the unorgan ized territory weat of Logan county," I thought I would drop- you a few llnea to ahow you that we are not only not dead, but that we are very much alive. When I say "we" I mean all the people and all-the towna In the great North Platte valley. Every one of the towna along the railroad on tho North Platte river la really doing fine. I almost said they are having a little boom, but I will change that to a very healthy growth. Gerlng, tho oldest town In the valley and en the south aide of the river, seems to be quietly waiting, to aee what the Union Pa plflo railroad will do. If the railroad ahould build this summer and go to Ger lng It will make that a very lively little town, but If it ahould do otherwise, aa -.v. .an., mam'. In . V. - wallav Kllv It will do, It will be very unfortunate for the little old town. Gerlng la not only the oldest town In the valley, but In former tltnef ,H waa, p: flfe; of (ha tljejr. ; There ana a treat martv arbod eaoDle In Gerlna and the old settlers who have lived a long time in the valley would, really be glad to aee It have a better fortune. What the Union Paolfle will do la a Question none of ua la able to answer. About h Town. Of course, It la natural for men to be prejudiced In favor of their own town and It la right they ahould be. Anything but a man who la disloyal to hla country, hla neighborhood or hla town. Being from Scott's Bluff I presume that It will be Im possible for me to write a letter descrip tive of this valley without showing a little prejudice In favor of Scott's Bluff. If I did do so, I think I should have to differ with the writers who wrote from other towna In this letter I desire to be abso lutely unprejudiced and to give to every man and every town what actually belongs to him. I am only writing the history of the country so far as Scotfa Bluff county Is concerned and will begin with the town farthest west In the county, which la Mor rill. Morrill la the youngest town In the county and It strikes me that It b!da fair Every Boy and Girl in Omaha Should See the Window Pis- aeiaBSBssBSsssBsasssessssssssWeMBBssBBjsBSB play of Prizes Offered in Our School Composition Contest Hundreds of Prizes any girl or boy would like. For toe Best Compositions on GAS we olfer 1,447 PRIZES, WORTH $2,500 It coats nothing to enter this composition contest. You are not asked to buy anything. All you have to do is to write a good, clear, common sense composition on the practical uses of gas in tho home. Register at once at our store and we will give you information that will help you to write a good paper. "31 . prizes worth $10.00 62 prizes worth $5.00 124 prizes worth $2.50310 prizes worth $2.00950 prizes worth $1.00. h Our product and reputation are the best advertisement we can offer A. L Roe, laej IIIO-IIII Hemmri St', Ossaa ' to be one of the beat. Just about tbres years old, and yet It has a population of several hundred people, a good high echool, one good church building with several church organisations. Haa a good hotel building and a number of other good bual nesa houses. ' In fact,'; the new building Just erected by Ed Sayre la at prtsent the best business building In the eounty. How aver, we of Scott' Bluff hope that that cannot be said very long. Morrill has a number of good people In a business way and otherwise. Mitchell, the next town east of Morrill and about seven miles distance, la a eplen did town and growing rapidly. Mitchell haa until recently led, all the other towna In the county In the way of business build Ings, and for the - last ysar haa erected some very fine residences. I am sorry that space will not permit to describe these towns more fully. Suffice It to say that Mitchell la a splendid town of approxi mately 1,000 Inhablntints. A good high school, two good banks and some of the very best stores In. the valley. Blearest In tho C'buatr. Bcott a Bluff, eleven miles east of Mitchell and opposite Ocrlng, Is the largest and of courts we people of Scott's Bluff think the best town in the county. It It beautifully located just opposite the bluff from which It takes Ita name, and from the town of Gerlng, the eounty (eat of tho county. We have Just constructed an ele gant bridge connecting Qerlng and Scott's Bluff, which Is a great convenience and a great comfort to both towna. Notwith standing the bitter fight that the county had to establish the bridge and build It at Its present location, I believe that all, or practically all, are now satisfied that It waa built In the right flaoe. There la a continual stream of travel from morning till night In both directions, and the bridge being double there Is no occasion to atop for passing teems. This makes It very ccmrortsDie for the good people of Oerln and tho farmers on the south aide of the river to get to the railroad with t!elr produce, and It Is very gratifying to the merchanta of Scott'a Bluff to have thess good people bring their products to the railroad and while they are here inciden tally do their trading. Industries ef the Plaee. 8cott's Bluff Is a town of about 1,800 peo pie. Haa a good Chautauqua building and ruuna, a, spienaia public school, two banks, one hotel, three newspapers, four general stores, besides a number of groceries and all other lines of business well represented. Scott's Bluff haa for a number of yeara taken the lead In the way of residence bulldlnra and reallv ex eels In that line. Beautiful cottaaes and ! lawna are the order of the dav. hut until j recently It has been rather behind Mitchell In the way of business buildings, but will d so no longer. Purlng the last winter two fine butlness houses, two atarles hla! and one one-story business house have been erected on the east aide of Malu street, all of which are a credit to the town. Just now the First National bank Is preparing to erect a double two-stcry cusineis cunning for banklna comout with one other business house below end office rooms above. Thla building wilt be strictly modern and up to date In everv particular. Just serosa the street on the opposite side. Lou Marquis Is preparing to build an opera house, with three business bouses below, all of which will be strictly up t date, snd with thesj additions and the fine new hotel contemplated by John Emery, Scott's Bluff will ft away In the itaq in business bulldln- 1 well aa reel aencca or any town Ip have four church bulldi are aplendld structure any town. We are Jut electric light and water works, and have a splendid telephone rvitem. With all these good things and the Union Pacific railroad located between the B. A. M. rill. rod and the river and the augar factory which we art aure tq. have, we believe Bcott a Bluffs will toon be not only th metropolis of the North Platte-valley, but or western Nebraska as eii. Mlnatare, about ten miles east of the Bluffs, Is one of the old towns of the county, and aioce the location of the rail county. w . two of which nd a credit to now putting $68,000 Stock of Pianos ;:( mi hi i ' J ft tea tils US1SU VnEQSssnpejGSSMQPBgM The Second Shipment of the Holmes Piano Co's Entire Stock of HighGrade Pianos ...HAS JUST ARRIVED... And will be placed on sale in our Piano Department. They will be offered for Sale at prices lower than HIGII GBADE TIANOS WERE EVER SOLD for in the United States. "aTJsgar'sssjgajejsjsjsjgl I , - ,t WmWmWmmmWmWmmmmm--M-J- Jjft r TirIf " ' As stated before, we purchased this stock of pianos at our own price and HERE ARE THE PRICES THESE PIANOS WILL BE SOLD AT: ' ABSOLUTELY NEW Bush & Gerts, walnut case, medium size $255.00 Bush and Lane, largest size, walnut case 7. $270.00 Milton, upright grand 290.00 Knight-Brinkerhoff, art style. . . .$260.00 Bush & Lane, oak case Bush & Gerts, mahogany case. . Knight-Brinkerhoff, oak case. . Milton, mahogany case Bush & Gerts, walnut case Knight-Brinkerhoff, mahogany case .... ..S275.00 ..$245.00 ..$255.00 ..$285.00 ..$250.00 . .$205.00 You Will Have 280 Fine Pianos to Select From In Second-Hand Pianos Ihsre Will Be Offered: IVERS & POUND, SMITH & BARNES, SlbGER & SONS, H. P. NELSON, BUSH & OERTS, PRICE & TEEPLE, BUSH & LANE, KNABE, HOW ARD, WEQMAN, CHICKERING BROS., LESTER, SIMPSON CO., FISCHER, SCHAEFFER, and twenty other, makes. Here is a partial list of a few of the bargains in our exchange department.. $5.00 down and $5.00 a month we will send you one of these fine pianos. v Just the thing for a beginner. 1. v LIST OF BARGAINS: Ivers & Pond, sale price $135.00 Steger & Sons, sale price $160.00 Bush & Gerts, sale price $220.00 J. & C. Fischer, sale price .$200.00 Lester, sale price .$90.00 Howard, sale price .$140.00 Checkering Bros., sale price. . . . . .$305.00 Schaeffer, sale price . . - $145.00 Smith & Barnes, sale price. ; ... . .$150.00 Milton, sale price $100.00 Simpson & Co., sale price ........ ,$40.00 Sohmer, sale price , . . .$110.00 Waters, sale price . . . . .$55.00 J. & C. Fischer, sale price; ...... .$290.00 "Remember, everv piano sold in this sale bears Hay den Bros.' Guarantee of absolute satisfaction or your money refunded. . Mail orders will receive your prompt attention and if it Is no convenient for you to call during this great sale, write us and we will send you by return mail, full particulars. HAYDEN OIRO 5 .'0 Half Usual Prices ISi road has built uji very rapidly. AH llnea of buslneas are well represented. Good stores, good hotel, gold school and churches and a good people. An elegant country aurroundlng It. If we could only agree aa to where the Union Pacific railroad la going, we would all be happy and know Just how to figure out which was eron- tually to be the beat. town In the eounty. With good wlshea for all and especially privileges for Scott's Bluff, we are, yours truly, A SUBSCRIBER. GOOD LUCK IN GOOD LOOKS Polteemap Basks on Sonny Bide of Three Spinsters by Captor- . lagr Burglar. Because ha caught a burglar In the house of three wealthy maiden sisters who con. duct a private school in Trenton. N. J.. Patrolman Hamilton Crisp, one of the handosme members of tho pollco force, haa been taken to Europe by the flatcrs a an escort for a three months' tour. The women are the Misses Emma, Ulllan and Mary James, who for yeara have had a prlvato achool at 134 Oreenwood avenue, thla city, where they also reside. After a robbery at the James home aoifce months ago Crisp was assigned by the po lice commissioners to keep special watch en the house. Soma time later a burglar gained entrance to the sisters' home lit the even ing, but Crisp saw him go In through a rear window and following he dragged the In truder by the heels out from under the bed of Miss Emma Jamea and ruahed him to the police station. For thla the alsters were extremely grate ful to the bandaonie policeman and sought meana of rewarding hm. They finally decided upon Inviting Crisp to accompany thera to Europe aa their pro tector. The matter, however, had to go be fore the police board. At a meeting of the board today leave of absence was granted the policeman for three months, although he will receive no pay from the depart-? ment during hla absence. The party left New Tork thla morning on the American liner, Merlon. After ar riving In England they will tour that country and then go to Ireland and Scot land. Following th'a they will cross to the continent and will spend some time In France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Aus tria. Italy and Swltserland. 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