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 - THE NEW YORK TIMES. SATURDAY. M RCH a lot of...
THE NEW YORK TIMES. SATURDAY. M RCH a lot of question smile, and said: I are both very but w bad I never bad days In my life. il-aal and devoted and fish. . - of the Pr-sl-dnt. Pr-sl-dnt. Pr-sl-dnt. Pr-sl-dnt. y into details. and thosu to the natives. ' In l.iH Miss An-nrtt An-nrtt Y.. a stater of wire of tl Isle In the second Fryam's city tjuuth. GO TO TRIAL the EUglblll y Jurors. one time '"confidential Slate Engineer go to trial nest of attempted will be selected of 100 men. It special panel last opportunity that, accord 180(1, a special from a lixt of at Davis was panel because been complied yesterday, bow- bow- Hassett might Winn Hassett It is believed ralwd to every hlm'lf. heUa thut the in a later custom to draw Commissioner of reference to It. lie to the Hassett the flrt due bunt. llastelt Board of Water is accused 01 at from a prospective the lowest bidder for the Hudson CLEAN UP. Appears to Porky. dlnorderly resorts .appear to Inspector Caha-lane, Caha-lane, of. this district Inspector Uillcn Cahalane bouse on Third Street early succeeded In wanted. this-raid. this-raid. this-raid. It was Incorporated In ' Th'.s means j to eipliin why d'aonierlv resorts! his Mtrlrt. HCainxt lllei up. l'ollce ' expected to make nut fouim counsel engaged not reaay. wi m . . v w Vanderbllt re-turned re-turned the Mauretania she expected to time at Newport. the passenger her Identity to the passengers. Warr, whose an-restors an-restors of Ielaware, with Mrs. Van-derbllt's Van-derbllt's her to the her baggage CONDUCTOR ASSAILS CENTURY'S METHODS Orchestra and Opera Chorus Inadequate, Says Szendrei Not Enough Rehearsals. AROUSED BY CRITICISM Management Denies 'Each and Every Allegation' Attributes Attack Attack to Pique on Conductor's Part. Alfred Srendrel. chief conductor at the Century Opera House, addressed a letter to the newspapere yesterday In which he harshly criticised the method of producing operas at the Institution. His action was prompted by the fact that be bad been criticised adversely in a newspaper laxt Sunday. The management management of the opera house Issued a counter statement yesterday afternoon. In spite of the small storm aroused, Mr. Sxcndrel was In his place at the conductor's stand last night for the performance of "Alda." and everything went off smoothly. It was said by the management management that the conductor bad given no hint of reMlgnlng before the end of bis prewnt year, when Ida contract tvrmi rates, end apparently the company con- con- templates no action over the letter Mr, Szendrei said in the second sentence of his letter: " When a crilio questions my competence competence openly.it Is high, time I shoulJ reveul to the public a few facta which an exaggerated sense of loyalty hail tliuu far caused me to keep to myself." ". Then he takes up inott of the dupart-ments dupart-ments dupart-ments at the opera house and dlscussen them. The orchestra, he says. Is 'not competent because the foe of 1 1 a performance performance ie not an Inducement fvf coin petent players. He adds that with li few exceptions tho men have had absolutely absolutely ' no training for operaUo work and are totally unfamiliar with tho mores of even the best-known best-known best-known tjora. Ia his opnlon the chorus, la even Inks hatlxfa.tory than tho orciiestr. for very few of Its members huve had stage experience, and every opera is to them a novelty. Many of them, he says, were discouraged by the work expected of them, and some twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five dropped out nivl nave never neen replaced. Ills letter allegen that the first east of any opera for the week Is seperally tne only one wiiicii nas a iui?e rehearsal rehearsal and the other singers hive t get along with watching them and tho a joins their best. " If there were only enough of these desultory rehearsals." his letter continue. continue. " snmethinR nilnht be achlevec'. 1 remember wttli horror, however, tlut we gave '-Alda '-Alda '-Alda ' last September after one private rehearsal of three hours and one public rehearsal. We rehearsed Lohenjtrin ' eight hours all told. Some of the chorus passages until the very were never rehearsed until tue very day of the performance. rA rrompter miKht. save ua from catastrophe, but when the conductor himself is compelled to offer first help to a principal with an unreliable memory, memory, to P'ow down unycomtcionably when a singer repeats the same phraxe twice, to to speed up In order to overtake overtake one who has omitted -a -a few word, vary ftrtlstlc results cannot be achieve). Now and then critics have caught itio clipping up that way." " Such are aome of the conditions under which I have labored to, this day. I fully realise that to a man unacquainted unacquainted wltii them . the net results of my exertions should here been reflection en my competence. This Is not-written not-written not-written in anger nor out of spite. I simply refuse to play any longer the part of ocaperoat." In- In- reply to the conductor's strictures Uilion A born iawtied a statement yesterday yesterday afternoon Iti which tint mitn.-mu-ment mitn.-mu-ment mitn.-mu-ment mitn.-mu-ment mitn.-mu-ment denied each and every allegation allegation " miide, and al! that thn l.lKr was doubtless insplrvd by the fact tli.it Its writer had not beoii nstasetl fur next season at the Century Aiililn Jar-chlH Jar-chlH Jar-chlH would be the principal cutitlu'tur next season, Mr. Aborn said. Mr. Jac-chla Jac-chla Jac-chla hits been connected with the Montreal Montreal Opera Company. The Aborn Htuto-tlieiit Htuto-tlieiit Htuto-tlieiit roncliiden as follows : " Since the Centurv 0wri Companv started Its rurrcr btet Sxiili'inlnT w have watched for opportunities for its Improvement, und any chMnires nee-sary nee-sary nee-sary and possible for Its betterment have been :md ure brllnr made have rei'OK"lx' fuullx from time to Una, and they have txen remodled a soon as possible. Tlicxe defects w re all such as mleht be expected or a new Institution beginning II efforts In one of the most difficult arts, and are Kuch as can be eliminated as the organization organization grows older snd more perfect. It Is the Intention of the sponsors and the trvanaceiuent of the Century Opera Company to continue striving to make It more effleient as long as the organisation organisation exists." GR1FENHAGEN WILL FILED. Sheriff Inherits Bulk of His Brother's Brother's Property. Sheriff Max S. Grifeuhageu was named as chief beneficiary In the will of his brother. Jacob B. Crirenhngen. which, was filed for probate yesterday. Mr. Orltenhagen died on March 6. After making bequests of $ii,O0O -each -each to his sinters, Bertha J. TClous end Florence Hosenbluin, Mr. flrlfenhngen directs that o.MI sbaU bo set aside for another brother, Kdward M. Orlfrnhagen, the Income from this money to be paid to his brotUer In bis lifetime, lu explaining explaining this bcyuest. Ml. tSrltcnhaeen aas: " I make this smaller provlnlon for my brother. Kdward, bec.tune from time to time I have given him various um of money, end for tbe further reason that his Judgment aa to Investments and the ute of money is such that I consider the amount and method of pro vision will be most conducive to his welfare." air. Grifenhagen left his en tiro ivaid-nary ivaid-nary ivaid-nary estate fit Ms brotlior, ftictlff Grifenhaen, and exDlalns his bequest in this way: " I have made a larger F revision for my brother. Max. than or my other brothers arid elsters because because my said brother and I hsvo been together III 1iihIiism fur mnnv wan and by our unlte, efforts I have been enabled t acquire such profertv as I now own, and 1, therefore, cons der that be Is entitled to more substantial recognition- recognition- In the apportionment of my state." Bfoadway at Last day Saks for Men & Reduced from $20, $23 and Reduced from

Clipped from The New York Times14 Mar 1914, SatPage 6

The New York Times (New York, New York)14 Mar 1914, SatPage 6
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