Music: Philharmonic-Symphony

Not only with the merging of great telegraph and telephone systems was Clarence Hungerford Mackay busied last week (see p. 34); the merging of great musical organizations in Manhattan also occupied him.

The Philharmonic Society of New York absorbed the Symphony Society of New York.

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest musical organization in the U. S. It was founded in 1842. Only the London Philharmonic, founded in 1813, anteceded it in the world. Mr. Mackay is its chairman, Arturo Toscanini its director, Willem Mengelberg of Amsterdam its joint leader....