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, A PERSONAL APPRECIATION AND A FEW ANECDOTES.
<Copyri«+.t. »10. by George W. SmaJJey.)
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London. January "
rear. *» nee Mr " Rdd
<* ISte A^i; a dor. Mr. Mills tad ;
»5» 5 **". Aire in London. He in-
because he was
i**"* or rather, because he
* °" - odssl-becauw- he was Mr.
•" "SI. impH" ■ P"w* uty: ar ' d not
** , *« th«r* but one Mill*, there
'■** nly *"„. to whom you could com
*ti ' ErpKsi"-'« n have formed a
• ttdr own about Americans of
*>**, » irliich. in respect to his
i cJ "~ * Mi!ls belonged— and a high
**" They have seen much, for ex
***'* of Mr. Pierpont Korean, and
jspto * *. nclinrd to suppose all great
- tW "J** in manner as in fact,
«**TJ ******** husre in physique,
a***™* cf other men. They had
** seen much, if anything of Mr.
rSaan. V. bid -a ay his great
beneath a personality almost
SSficant in appearance, save for the j
ZZ~*mA a 1 burning eyes.
«T Jinis w*s perceived to be like
\X a of the" nor like any thini - He
* B-cH more like an Oxford profes
•* Se the late Ilev. Mark Pattison.
**' of Lincoln, the Casaubon of
SLe; noveL Mn MiIIS had th * '
the refinement, the distinc
r^cf the scholar. It must have been
Mwitb him. He went to no college.
a tid ll«le college learning. He had
Igj ta roujrh times and among rough
tad twice crossed the continent
5 tggt and in the saddle, with a cloud
?^d Indians ever on the horizon, and
jj lived in Saa Frsndaco during those
£tcrsy years when Bret Harte's heroes,
pHrrt and ruffians, set up their tur-
L« f .t rale- Bat there was a light in Mr.
yM^g-pa 1 - blue eves which kept those
(jgjeaen at a distance. This delicate-
Sutured face ended in a jaw which
— ga in 4« of a character not to be
ran all this London remarked with
CSt gnrprise, and then with great re
,sl aju! liking. They liked his sim
jK«ty c- manner as much as his
-ays? of speech, and hi* silence almost
' B «aeh as his conversation. An Ameri
ca **o ■*■ sa American to the finger
_ }»..♦ never waved the flag; a man
£££2irs who seemed in the world only
i ass of the world : a millionaire in
«0 pock-"- the jingle of the dollar
ik never heard — such was the rare
pßsrf iir. Mills presented. He won
tier arm-pa" :-■■ because he never tried
to These islanders like a man who is
<3t fcinself. yet is absolutely free from
«iir-£ssertion. They gave him first
ties respect, then their regard, and
£s3y their affection.
I tave seen all these feelings shown
is die Metropolitan Club in New York
is tr unusual way. Mr. Mills used to
.a* bto the cardroom of an afternoon.
litre vould be two or three or moTe
rri*ers of bridge going on. Bridge is
a passion, but men would stop in the
■safe of a rubber and ask Mr. Mills
if if would not take a hand or make up
i sew rubber. Bridge being not only a
fiHiCB bat the selfish game it is —
aaessarily so. like business — the tribute
wm a remarkable one. If he declined,
sasebodj- would remember suddenly he
hi an engagement Bid beg Mr. Mills
a a faror to take his place. As he
■red about in the club men rose and
tafced across the room to greet him, a
im% less ran in New York but un
bans in London, where a club has been
ddfced as a place in which a man may
at h:. ; best friend and no offence taken.
fie gniera.! c remoniousnesa of club life
a X«-w- York would close all the
(Sihouses in London. Bo would the
SMDonsn; of Xfcw York dub committees.
Men listened to him or waited for him
to ipeak in a way which suggested not
ely desire for an opinion, but an at
airrifcEt to the man. He himself was
•* of the best listeners ever known.
<ff iea he spoke it was briefly. He could
07 •* he wanted to in a sentence or
» is* sentences. In this he was like
■•fter and greater Oxford don— l
Rpjese the greatest of his time— Jowett,
2* master of Balliol. Both sat long
■tait while others were talking, and
seened to use. and Jowett certainly
" «c, the interval in fashioning his
'■•Iktfi jatoj ato epigrams. Jowett's epi
*""* often stung, and were meant to
*■*• for he thought presumption and
&*rtace ought to be punished. Per
•■*» Mr. Mills did, but he did not think
«had been appointed to punish them.
A group '- men in the club were one
*V discussing great fortunes and the
■» who owned them. Everybody
*"*it and ■poke in millions and tens
'ttUlioss. Finally some one appealed
""-tinl ° Cly Fi3ent man in the company.
«i« £(, you say, Mr. Mills
* * «>• that in all these cases, or al
f*t all. 1 think It safe to divide the
**•«• by two."
f* rocr own case, also?"
J^** I*1 '* £11, in my case."
2 J* ( travelled up together once by
**** express to the Adirondacks on
J** to Mr. Reid's camp, arriving at
"•"t^on at 6 in the morning; then
JJ*a* to the lake; then in a boat to
£ camp, which could not be reached
j" 6^ 161 6 - Afle hia long night jour
' a* was fresh and alert and not th«
/~ " red - and he talked freely. He
*ZXA& aS A business « and presently
T tav € been a little anxious about
-ey icatterg, and was not sure I could
■LL a **y from Sew York."
t~ h ay bank balances are much tar
ljtk* I like them to be."
tsnt*^* cbvlou s and rather foolish
tiiat th ere were pleaty Of peopla
jjTJJJIM be wfHin« to relieve him
lorL aßXiety< to which he retorted:
■*•!« W nothm « about it. I am
hj?7 °' mysfelf - But a man in
etheT, n iUU "* duUe « a3 trustee for
J'yo consider. Whether I get 3 per
*«* a-,.*, Per cent for my money may
*'tt«^r f4ll^'-f 411^'-- though I prefer 5. but
■*tter '',G, G . tbose for wh °™ I act it does
■J- , t0 them lam under an ob-
or L mUSt * '- ! - i! - No man who is
*»*ean» not been in business can
««asiir»H notion of the ramifications and
JJ"^ tUrns ° f busines.. But it's worth
It * aiife insider that."
•**« fcL 10 * sest Hpeecn I had ever
*sW«Z ***■ and tn « didactic touch
* wart*'** *^ ually new - It was not
•»»,' t0 lecture people - Hr held
"zr» k *" opinions on many sub
' th ** n ° P&rt of his duty tO
■** n on the world, though his
**«**. R, eDt Waa at the service of hie
Uaa j^j ' " tom « arid wealth and posi
■m to tani Xrom what bt Had
dene; not by sermonizing or rhetoric.
Men trusted him. There was perhaps no
man more generally trusted. It Is noth
ing to say he never betrayed _ a trust.
H. discharged It to the utmost' measure
of his ability. The money which others
had put into his hands had to earn as
much as money could earn. Three per
cent on deposits would seem to an Eng
lishman affluence, but Mr. Mills seemed
to think he was unfair to his clients to
be content, even temporarily, with 3
when it could be invested to earn more.
At the camp he talked more freely
than elsewhere. The air was tonic; the
life suited him. In the Adirondacks you
do get ba.- into closer relations with
Nature and are on more intimate terms
with the great natural forces about you.
This is true in spite of the luxurious
simplicity of the camps. But Mr. Mills
was always happy where his daughter
was. I may not dwell on such a matter,
but her devotion to him was the light of
his life. He came to London to be with
her. She returned to America to be with
him. If his duties and responsibilities
had permitted, his visits here would
have been longer or more frequent.
Once, while 1 was sitting with him in his
office in Broad street, his lawyer came in
with a contract for him to sign. Mr. Mills
hardly glanced at it, took up his pen
to sign, stopped and said to the lawyer:
"1 suppose it is all right?"
"Oh, yes. Mr. Mills. 1 think you will
find your interests protected in every
"That is not what I mean. I want
to know whether you have drawn this
agreement so as to leave Mr. A. a profit
large enough to insure his doing his
best. He must have his fair share."
A business view, perhaps, and for
aught I know, common in the business
wurld. but I had never happened to hear
it put quite like that, nor have I since.
With that may be compared another
saying. A little company, all men of
t usinees but me, were discussing busi
ness methods. One or two of them
stated rather crudely what are some
times called the methods of Wall Street.
"There is no sentiment in business,"
said one. "A man who thinks of others'
interests will soon have none of his own
to consider." remarked a second. And a
third, whose career was strewn with
wrecks, declared: "Of course, you have
to crush those who stand in your way."
Said Mr. Mills:
"I have done pretty well in business,
but I never crushed anybody."
The Mills hotels were an expression of
his sentiment toward the society amid
which he lived, to the environment which
had given him his later opportunities.
He wanted to enlarge the opportunities
of other men, to sweeten their lives a
little, to enable them to do more for
themselves. His scheme was derided and
was a success from the start, and the
success has grown greater ever since.
The success was due to the patience
with which he thought out his plans.
The afternoon before I sailed from New
York in 15*>»J I met Mr. Mills in his
victoria at the door of the Metropolitan
Club. "Come for a drive in the park,"
he said, and we went. He began at once
to talk about his new hotel. We drove
for two hours and during nearly all that
time he discussed plans, estimates, de
tails, methods of economical working,
organization, the effect on the tenants
and a hundred other matters relating to
the building, equipment and operation
of the hotel soon to be erected.
He had all the facts and figures in his
mind. He talked with an enthusiasm he
rarely showed. His heart was in it.
To the last his energies seemed inex
haustible — and his interests. He arrived
one afternoon at Dorchester House at 5
o'clock from New York. There was a
large dinner at 8:30, then a ball
which he did not leave till toward
1 in the morning. I met him again
at tea next day and he told me he
had been at the White City since £» that
morning, and when I suggested that he
had gone about that- marvellous but very
fatiguing show in a chair, he said: "Oh,
no; on my legs." Nor did he seem tired
nor mind the prospect of another large
dinner that night. He was then eighty
two years old. Pneumonia had attacked
him winter after winter, but he always
rallied and would take no better care of
himself than before.
In that slight, erect figure nature had
packed powers of endurance which big
ger frames had not. Everything was
reduced to its essence. There was nothing
superfluous and nothing wanting. The
features were sculptured. It was the
face of a man who had a real distinc
tion of nature, who had benignity and
judgment and acute perceptions all in
equal measure. They bore the stamp
of an impregnable integrity, as his life
diJ. Unlike qualities in him melted into
harmony and a rounded whole. For
with his unyielding firmness and
strength and uncompromising convic
tions and invincible sense of Justice went
a loving kindness which made him the
most lovable of men. That was Mr.
Miliß. G. W. S.
GIFTS TO GERMAN HOSPITAL.
Institution Receives $100,000 for a Chil
dren's Hospital and $5,000 for a Bed.
The German Hospital and Dispensary, at
Park avenue and 77th street, announced
yesterday that $100,000 had been given to
the Institution by Mrs. Anna WoerishorTer,
of No. 7 East 45th street.
Mre. Woerishoffer stipulated that the
foundation of a children's division shall
be begun within two years, and that it
shall be named after Dc, Abraham Jacobi,
than whom, she declared in her letter to
the directors, no physician in New York
had done more in the study of Infant dis
eases, In her estimation. a
In honor of his seventieth birthday an
niversary, last Wednesday. August Zln«»er.
president of the . hospital, received from
one woman and ten men a check for $3,000
■with which to endow a bed in the hospital
in his name. '~:i-:r.t&:~&.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT.
The third of the Symphony Concerts to*
Young People was held yesterday after
noon in Carnegie Hall before an audience
of good size and of all ages. The soloist
o * the occasion was Walter Damrosch, who
clayed Debussy's suite for piano, -v-hi|
dren's Corner." The orchestral portion of
the programme consisted of Rameau'*
••The Hen" from concerto, arranged by
Vclix Mottl- a minuet by Sully, the scherzo
f-Oueen ■•* " rom Berlioz's "Romeo and
Juliet Symphony": the overture to Thorn
. .'iii"non," the andante from Gounod's
*t>l,ite "symphonic" for woodwind and
horn*, and Saint-Saens's ."French Military
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JANUARY 23. 1010.
THE PHILLIPS BROOKS MEMORIAL BY AUGUSTUS
(Copyright. 190T and 190S, by A. H. Saint-Gau.iens. From a Copley print, copyright. 1910, by
Curtis & Cameron, Inc.)
IX VEILED AT BOSTOX.
Posthumous Work of Saint-
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
Boston, Jan. '12. — Men and women from
every walk of life gathered at Trinity
Church, in Copley Square, this afternoon, to
witness the unveiling of the bronze memo
rial to Phillips Brooks. The services were
twofold A brief but impressive service of
dedication wa.s held in the church, preced
ing the unveiling of the statue, which stands
outside on the Huntingdon avenue stde of
The r.d'lre?s of presentation was made by-
Major Henry L. Higginson, who was a
playmate of the Bishop in his boyhood and
intimately a.-^ociated with him during his
fruitful manhood. The gift was accepted
by the Rev. Dr. Alexander Mann, rector of
Trinity, who. though he never knew Phil
lips Brooks, loved him, as he said, because
of a knowledge of his life and works.
Heroic In size, the memorial is one of the
posthumous works of Augustus Saint Guu
dens. It shows the Bi.shop as many of
those present hud known him, standing, in
a speaking posture, with one hand raised,
as if in benediction. It is covered by a
granite canopy designed by the late Charles
V. M.Kirn, of McKim, Mead & White, of
In the body of the church, during the
service of dedication, sat relatives of
Bishop Brooks. These included, among
others, Mrs. John Cotton Brooks, widow of
tli>- rector of Christ Church, Springfield,
and her daughter. Miss Brocks; the Rev.
James P. Franks, rector of Grace Church,
Siuem; the Misses Franks. Miss Harriet
Brooks, the Rev. and Mrs. Max Ktllener,
the latter the former widow of the Rev.
Dr. Arthur Brooks; Mr. and Mrs. William
Brooks and the Misses Brooks.
The service itseU began with the singing
as a processional of the hymn "Oh, fiod.
Our Help in Ayes Past" and a prayer by
])r. Mu:;n. Major Higginson then made the
formal address at presentation. He re
viewed the life of the preacher, touching
with tender tribute on the work that he
•'It is a happy day for a people when
it feels keenly the absence of a noble
friend," he said in closing, ''and mourns
him as it mourned Phillips Brooks. Dr.
Mann, as the rector of Trinity I'arisl; and
Church, w< j ask you to receive and guard
this beautiful statue, which stands on your
green, a^ a memorial of a great preacher,
a great citizen and a dear friend."
The address of acceptance finished, the
congregation passed out through a patter
ing rain to the inclosure that had been
placed about the statue and canopy. The
signal for unveiling the statue was given
by Dr. Robert Amory, of the Trinity Cor
poration, as the orKan Inside the church
took up the strains of a hymn which Phil-
Ups Brooks himself composed, the words
of which were taken up by choir and con
gregation. As the last verse diod out, the
memorial was disclosed to view.
Miss Bertha Browning, sister of Fred
erick T. Browning, of Llewellyn Park,
West Orange, N. J., became the bride of
Edward Jarvis Hunt, of Pittsfield. Mass.,
last night In the First Unitarian Church
of Orange. The minister wan the Rev.
Walter Reid Hunt, brother of the bride
groom and pastor of the church in which
the ceremony was performed. The best
man was another brother of the bride
groom. Dr. Ralph H. Hunt, of East Or
ange. The bridesmaids were Miss Evelyn
Hunt, a sister of the bridegroom; Miss
Grace Campbell and Miss Marjorie Brown
ing, niece of the bride. The matron of
honor was Mrs. Louis Nash. Mr. and Mrs.
Hunt expect eventually to make their home
Mrs. Leila H. B. Klssam was quietly
married on Wednesday night at St. Paut'B
Church. Tompkinsvlle, Staten Island, to G.
Herbert Smith, a South American coffee
planter. Mr. and Mrs. Smith Balled on
Thursday for South America, and will
make their home In Brazil.
Mr. Smith's sister is the wife of Charle
magne Tower, former Ambassador to Aus
tria-Hungary and Russia. Mrs. Klssam's
only son, a student at the McKenzle School,
In Tarrytown, died about two months ago.
MRS. TRASK NOT SERIOUSLY ILL.
The report that Mrs. Katrina Traak, the
widow of Spencer Trask, who was killed in
a train wreck on December 31, is critically
ill at her country home In Saratoga Springs,
vi as emphatically denied last night by her
brother, Acoeta Nichols, of No, 102 East
65th street. For many years she has been
afflicted with chronic heart trouble, but
this has not assumed an acute form. A
few days ago ah*- contracted a cold and
yesterday her physician from New York
£aid one of hia regular visits.
BARYE BROXZES SOLD.
Brooklyn Institute Bui/s Cyrus
J. Lawrence Collection.
After bidding up the price from $25,™0
to $30,500 the Brooklyn Institute of Arts
and Sciences obtained yesterday the Cyrus
J. Lawrence collection of Barye bronzes,
109 pieces In all. An upset price of $25,000
had been set for museums and art gal
leries, and the Brooklyn Institute and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art were the only
bidders, the bids jumping $100 each time,
until the Manhattan institution fell out at
■$30,400. A stipulation provides that the
museum purchasing the collection shall
keep it intact for twenty years, at least,
under the name of the Cyrus J. Lawrence
Practically all the bronzes are animal
studies, usually with the tiger, lion and
panther as models. A group in silver is
entitled "Hercules Carrying a Boar"; there
Is a piece in green bronze called '"A Roman
Jester," and a "Juno." Besides these there
are several equestrian figures, among them
those of "Napoleon," "Gascon de Foix"
and "Charles the Victorious." Other works
are "Theseus Fighting the Centaur." an
other group showing the hero in combat
with the minotaur, and "An Arab Killing
a Lion." There are eighty-six water colors
of animals and two landscapes in oils, also
by Barye. in the collection.
The Brooklyn Institute also purchased
five pieces of faience at the auction.
There were forty-one pieces in this col
lection, bringing a net sum of $2,228 50. A
collection of one pen and ink by August
Lancon and five dry points by Mary Caasat
brought $131 50.
This completes the sale of the Lawrence
collection. The total sum that was real
ized was $107,238.
Mrs. Chisholm purchased a Tanagra
group for 080 and a Tanagra figurine for
HlO, Sir William Van Home purchased a
Hellenistic portrait for $170. and a Persian
faience vase went for $130, these being
practically the highest figures paid for
NEW SINGERS IN "FAUST."
Messrs. Jadlowka and De Segurola Ap
pear at Metropolitan.
The American debut of a Russian tenor
and the appearance of a new devil were
last night's events of interest in the
operatic firmament. Dr. Faust was im
personated at the Metropolitan by a new
Russian tenor. Herman Jadlowka by name.
Mr. Jadlowka proved to be the possessor
of a voice of excellent quality, sweet and
sympathetic, and of sufficient power. He
was at first manifestly nervous, hut re
covered himself in time to give the "Salut
Demeure" in a manner that earned the
applause it received.
The new Mephistopeles was Andrea de
S.-gurolu, who gave in many respects a
performance of the part superior to any
given in the Metropolitan this season.
Though some portions of the music seemed
rather lcjw for his voice, he sang with
spirit and generally with effectiveness. In
appearance he was a devilishly cynical
man of the world, rather than a cynical
devil. His majesty of last night was al
ways a gentleman of spirit, a sort of Don
Giovanni of the underworld.
The rest of the cast, was as usual, with
Mme. Noria as Marguerite, Mr. Gilly as
Valentine, and Mile Maubourg as Siebel.
BUSONI CHANGES PROGRAMME.
Announcement is nvide that Ferrucclo
Busoni, the pianist, who is to give a re
cital at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, Janu
ary 25, has telegraphed from Chicago that
there will be a change in his programme.
In place of the three Fantasies of Liszt, as
announced f-T th« third group of solos, he
will play Mephisto \V llrer (LUut-Buaonl),
March and Elf's Dance from "Midsum
mer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn-Liszt),
and the Vase from Faust (Gounod-Liszt),
edited by Buaonl. The recital will begin
at 2:30 o'clock. Instead of 3 p. m., as pre
MOUNT HOLYOKE ALUMNAE MEET.
The Mount Holyoke Alumna? Association
ef New York met yesterday afternoon in
Darwin Hall, of the American Museum of
Natural History-. Besides a large number
of the alumnae. Several directors of tin?
museum were present with their wives.
.U! wan decorated with palms, and
the refreshments were served In Philip
pine baskets, from a tahle made of
several varieties of Philippine wood. Mrs.
B. O. Hovey is president of the association.
DINNER FOR JUSTICE LURTON.
The" annual bar dinner, inaugurated by
the New York County Lawyers' Associa
tion two years ago, has this year been ten
, .i.-.i : to Justice Horace H. Lurton, of the
United States Supreme Court, and Justice
Lurton has given hu acceptance. The din
ner will take place at the Hotel Abi >: on
Saturday, evening, February 25.
A NEW OPERA AT THE METRO
-^ - ■ .
A new opera was produced at the Metro
politan Opera House yesterday afternoon.
.In a city like New. York such an occur
rence ought not to call for special wonder.
In our half hundred and more of theatres
new plays are brought forward night after
night. They come, they go; and are for
gotten. In our opera houses each produc
tion of a novelty is an event which means
large labor and large cost, only too fre
quently misspent. Yet opera houses must
have a repertory; they are like the the
atres in the old days of stock companies
in one respect and unlike them in others.
Public taste changes so rapidly in music
in some respects that new works are de
manded; it changes so slowly, however, in
others that new works are received slowly
and grudgingly. The cause is no mystery
to close and intelligent observers. There
is no synchronism between the eager de
sire for new sensations and the old love
for sensuous beauty. The opera com
posers of to-day are unable to provide the
medium which shall bring about the need
ed harmony; so. also, are the singers. In
default of artists who can preserve the
classic repertory, and of composers who
can create a new, every attempt at ex
tending the current list ought to be wel
comed with gratitude, whether it be suc
cessful or not. There was a pleasing
promise, if nothing more, in yesterday's
The opera was "Germania," the book by
Luigi Illica, the music by Alberto Fran
chetti. There are good reasons for think
ing that the composer of the music had
more to do than is ordinarily the case with
the composition of the book. Illica is be
come librettist In ordinary to the opera
composers of Italy. He can turn his hand
to any subject and produce a serviceable
book, with or without local color; but he
must have had some special inducement to
produce a libretto like that of "Germania."
which was plainly written more for con
sumption in the study than for hasty con
sultation in the opera house. The stage
directions read like those of literary plays
never intended for public performance.
They tell of things which could never be
divined from the performance alone. For
instance: One of the stage people opens a
scroll and examines it. "A caricature of
Haugwitz!" he exclaims, laughs and shows
it to his companions. Now read the stage
direction: "Students approach, curious to
see; all laugh at the caricature, which rep
resents the minister as a pig grubbing up
mushrooms, which Napoleon, represented
as Pluto, seizes and devours. Each mush
room bears the name of a German state
province or city." Plainly, whoever was re
sponsible for bookmaking of this type had
something more than the ordinary operatic
performance in view. And this must have
been the composer of the music of "Ger
mania." Baron Franchetti. although listed
as an Italian and born in Turin, is a scion
of the house of Rothschild, whose founder
hailed from the .Judengasse in Frankfort.
His higher musical education was acquired
in Munich and Dresden, under the tutelage
of Draeseke. an arch-Wagnerite, in the
days when such men were notable for their
rarity, and the Munchener Hochschule.
Before he had made his name widely
known he composed a symphony, like a
good German, and It was as a symphonist
that New York first heard of him as long
ago as 1887. Mr. Thomas gave the com
position a hearing at a concert of the Phil
harmonic Society. He also played a piece
of entr'acte music from an opera entitled
"Asrael," by the same composer, and thus
helped to create curiosity touching the per
sonality of the author of the opera when
BARON ALBERTE FRANCHETTE.
Composer ot" "Germania."
it was chosen by Mr. Edmund C. Stanton
to open th- season at the Metropolitan
Opera House on November 26, IS3O. The
occasion was for several reasons an inter
esting- one. For one thing, it introduced
Mr. Andreas Dippel to New York, then a
young tenor, now one of the directors of
the institution which lifted him out of the
obscurity of the Bremen municipal theatre.
It was also the beginning of an amusing
and futile experiment to effect a compro
mise between the German regime which
prevailed at our opera house at the time,
and the desire of the boxholders to hear
Italian opera instead of German. Fran
chetti was a composer with a name which
had an Italian sound ; Bonn was an
other. And from them X. ■.. Yorkers re
ceived the two most astonishing operas that
'.hey ever. heard — "Asrael" and "Der Vas
sal yon Szigeth." In ••Asra^:" there was
noticeable a tendency on the part of the
composer to veer from the Italian style of
Its day to the German. Had Wagner lived
to hear it he would probably have explained
the phenomenon on racial grounds, say
ing that Franchettl's music was like
the language spoken by his people,
without national idiom, because it
was an acquired, not a native, tongue.
There Is more than a hint of that pecul
iarity in the music of "German!*," which
we are strongly inclined to believe, as has
already been suggested, was written with
an eye on the theatres of Germany rather
than on those of Italy. It has for a back
ground a series cf incidents calculated to
put German patriotism in a ferment. It
pictures the uprising of the German peo
ple under the leadership of their pcets,
philosophers, university students. the
"Tugenbund" and "Louisehund," against
the Napoleonic oppression. The martyrdom
of Palm, the Nuremberg- book seller, is the
chief Incident of the prologue. A gathering
of the patriots and the resolution of a
private quarrel (an incident of the plot, or
counterplot, as cne chooses to look at it)
Into a patriotic outburst by the opportune
appearance of Queen Louise (one of Bona
parte's most formidable adversaries) and
the young prince who came down into our
own day as William I of Prussia, German
Emperor, la another. A symphonic delin
eation of the battle of Leipalc. followed by
a picture of the battlefield with the Little
Corporal and his guard moving past the
background in the retreat from Germany.
is still another. These things, which are
treated as accompaniments to a story of
love and Intrigue which, while common
place enough In Its elements, li yet handled
with a fine command of pnthoa by both
librettist and composer, mr animated by
many appealing touches of detail Intro
duced to heighten tb* local color. The first
music beard is that of one of the most fa
miliar folksongs of Germany. . "So vl«l
Stern' am Himmel ateben/* which a. poor
old woman is overheard teaching to her
nephew. At a gathering or patriots we
are Introduced to the counterfeit present
ments (mostly mute) of *uch ' historic per
sonalltiee as Palm, Loewe. Fictile, Hum
boldt, the 6<:hle*el«. . The.dor Korner.
Latxow and Carl Maria yon Weber. When
the last three appear. In th« company of
their patriotic brethren there is a spon
taneous outburst of the chorus in the stir
ring song, • Uataow's Wilde Jagd." which
the veritable Korner wrote and th» verita
ble Weber posed and which was a sort
of German ■Man««!llais<? during the "last
year of Bonaparte's European domination.
It was a pretty impulse which prompted
the Introduction of these elements, but In
Introducing them the librettist and com
poser played havoc with the verities of his
tory. The period covered by the drama is
from the capture of Palm to the battle of
Leipsic— lßo« to October, 1813. At that
time, though the melody of the love song.
"So viel Stern'," was known. it had not
been printed to the words which are used
in translated form In the libretto, tut was
suns te words which would have served
the librettist better had he known them,
for they began, "O dv Deutschland. ten
muss Marschiren." There Is no error in
the use of the old students' song, 'Gau
deamus Igitur" (which, by the way. N. P.
Willis is credited with having Introduced
in America), but there is a dreadful anach
ronism in everything In the opera ap
pertaining to KOrner. Weber and their song.
"Lutaow'B Wilde Jagd." The prologue in
which it is sung Is supposed to play In 1806:
the iorg was written by KBrner on April
24, 1513. and composed by Weber in the
summer of 1814. "Voices blend In snatches
of Weber's 'Wilde Jagd.' already popular,"
says the librettist In one of the glosses
which serve as stage directions, popular
eight years before its creation! But this
is only one of many blunders, seme made
by Signor Illica. some by his translator,
the latter not knowing when he made his
English version that the city which he
calls Monaco is Munich. But these mat
ters, though they may call out smiles, do
not affect the effectiveness of the opera.
It Is effective. Its pictures are beauti
ful. Its political element is Ingeniously
used to emphasize the pathos of Its love
story. A soldier-student returns from his
country's service to his love. In his
absence her ruin has been accomplished
by one of his friends. He does not learn
the fact until after he has made the
woman his wife. Scarcely have the mar
riage vows been exchanged when the
friend, who was thought to have been
killed In battle, staggers into the home
of the wedded pair. The woman had
promised to hold her peace because she
wanted no murder. The seducer cannot
face the ordeal with which he has been
confronted. In spite of his friend's pro
teats he Insists on going on his way. The
husband accompanies him In the capacity
of guide. The wife, no longer able to con
trol her emotions, writes a word of fare
well and rushes off through darkness and
storm. Her husband learns the truth from
the innocent prattle of a child. He seeks
him of whom he is now a deadly enemy,
at a meeting of the patriots In KSnlgsberg,
denounces him. insults him and compels
the man. who is overwhelmed with con
trition, to accept hia challenge to a battle
with swords; but even as the blades are
crossed there appear Queen Louise and her
child, and asks that the blades be used
In the service of Germany. The husband
forgets his private wrong and the two meet
their death on the battlefield of Lelpslc,
where the wife finds her husband dying
and her seducer dead.
The story Is well handled by the libret
tist, though much that is inconsequential
has been put into the book and its com
mentary — the stage — directions. It has
been treated with skill, which frequently
rises to an admirable height, by the com
poser, Signor Franchetti'a style is em
pirical. He oscillates from Wagner to his
modern colleagues, makes attempts at be
ing German in style, but falls back upon
the early Verdi when he becomes most
fluent. He uses Weber's thrilling song
with nne skill, and the manner in which
the chorus sang it yesterday set the blood
to leaping In many veins. The delineation
of battle in the symphonic interlude and
the way in which the mood of the final
scene the epilogue is preserved are both
masterly. For Signor Caruso and Signor
Araato he has provided characters of com
pelling power, dramatically as well as
musically. Unhappily, there is but one
side to the character of the woman which
Miss Destinn presents with as much
power as its conventionality of type per
mits. Of the others only two can be
chosen for special commendation — Miss
Sparkes. as the beggar boy Jebbel, and Mr.
Didur. as the clergyman Stapp.3 (a "Pres
byterian." says the sage librettist). The
opera was received with many expressions
of approbation. All the singers and Signor
Toscanini were called before the curtain
repeatedly. The cast was as follows:
Gl€vannl Fill] o Palm Gluiio Rossi
Federico Loena Enrico Caruso
Carlo Worms Pasqual« Amato
Crisogxmo Antonio Ptni-»
Rlckd Emmy Destinn
Jane Christine Hellane
Lene Armuth ilarie MattreW
Jebbel Leonora Sparkes
? tapps Atlamo DitJur
L,ulgt Adolfo Gug!i«'a:o LGtzow... Paolo Wulnsan
Carlo Theodore Korner Ludovieo Nepott
Hfdvtge - Marie MatttelJ
Peter» Arlatuie Baracchl
Captain of the German Police .. Edoardo Mis^tano
A Lady ... Florence '.Vlckham
A Touth Rita Bartile
H. E. K.
TEE WEATHER REPORT.
Official Kecord and Forecast. — Washington.
Jan. 22. — The storm that centred over Virginia
Friday moved thence in a course north by
west, and Saturday r.isht Its centre was over
Southwestern Ontario. As Is usual when a
storm mores to the north of a normal course,
this storm Increased decidedly In intensity At
Buffalo, tha point nearest the storm's centre
Saturday moraine, the barometer had fallen to
the unusually low reading 1 of 2S.t>«> inches.
There will be snow Sunday In Northern and
Wtateni New York and Northern VernvMit, and
rain or snow In kSLatrrn Maine, followed by fair
In these regions Monday, in .*.. other districts
east of the Rocky M-->untains the weather will
u> fair Sunday ana Monday. West of the Rocky
Mountains the weathtr will be unsettled, with
local rains. On Sunday the temperature will be
somewhat lower in the north A'Jantic statts. and
it will rise In the south Atlantic states. Tenms
■*e th» i.-iwer Ohio Valley and the upper Missis
sippi Valley, and on Florida- in the upper Ohio
Valley and th«" mt«i<l!e AtlanUc states.
Moderate temperature will continue throughout
the middle West and the Rocky Mountain and
plateau r<>Kl>~>ns Sunday and Monday.
The. wluds along the New England a ast wt'l
be brisk southwest and vast; alonx the middle
Atlantic coast, moderate west: alone the south
Atlantic coast. Hsht to 'moderate southwest and
west; a ntr the east Gulf coast, light to moderate
southwest and west: aloßjr the wost Gulf roast,
iisht to moderate couth. »hi: ing to vest, and on
lAke Michigan, moderate west.
Forecast for Special Localities. — For bbß*J
England. ff'-n-rally fair an<l somewhat colder to
day, except snow In Vermont and rain or snow
In Main.-. fair Monday: I'risk east and southwest
tor Eastern New York, fair In southern por
tion and snow In northern portion to-day; colder;
fair Monday; brisk west winds.
For Western New York. snow, followed by
clearing, to-day; fair Monday; high west winds,
Official o^>ae ■ ations of the United States
tveathar tureaus. taken at 8 p. m. yesterday,
City. Temperature. Weather.
Atlantic City » Cloudy
Albany •■ '■-•»
Boston » S ou i jr
Buffalo 3- Cloudy
Chicago i* ou ? y
Cincinnati =* Cloudy
New Orleans •*> Clear
Pt Louis » •;■■• •■••■
Washington »* Cloudy
Local Otfti-lal Record. — following official
record from the Weather Bureau shows the
changes In tec><eratur« for the last twenty-four
hours. In comparison with the corresponding date
last year: ft j£^ ,5,^
. - ■ im\« \ m ioi >
3 « m »3 CM * £• m C 2 ; . »
oa. m 32 47 0 p. m. « 37
00. t» 81 42 11 p. m ..47 *;
??££:::::;«- 41 :. p - "•:•— 48 "
4 p. m | H ♦ I
Klcnest temperature yesterday. 31 d*»T*««:
lowest. ■"<>: average. +4; averse for corre«pond
ing ttate '*■' year. Vi; avert** for correspendtnf
Jilt* last thirty- I hr<**. years, jk>
i., M . a l forecast: Fair and colder to-day: Men
day fair, brisk wm mnU*. ' ' ' ' "
Philip Roeenh*lm died yesterday at his
home. No. 113 "West 74th street. He had
teen ill for iome time with heart troaftW
and Hrirnt * disease.- Mr Rosenhefm was
born in Richmond. Va.. in September, 134*.
and served for a assort time In the Civil
"War. In 1364 he move.! to New York with,
his parents and engaged In the roereantll*
business." He then went Into "Wall Btreet.
and most of the time was connected with,
the firm of J. S. Bache A Co. He was a
member of the Democratic Club and to«
Society for Ethical Culture. Hie wifs, a
daughter. Mrs. Ernst Roaenfeld. and a>
son. D* Witt P. Rosenhelm. who -Is a
member of the New York Stock Exchange,
RICHARD H. RUSHTON."
Philadelphia. Jan 22.— Richard H. Rush
un, president of the Fourth Street Na
tional Bank, one of the largest financial
Institutions in this city, died at the Be.fie
vue-Stratfor.i Hotel this evening. Death
was flue to a complication of diseases.
Mr. Rushton was born In Dalton. Ga.. tn
ISSI. and came to Philadelphia In is». Urn
was vice-president of the Tonopah A Gold
field Kallroa.il, And was a member of th« *
Whitney-Elkins syndicate, which some,
years ago obtained control of the Tonopaa
Gold Mining Company.
Three yearn a.s;c Mr Rushton's nervous
system was almost wrecked by a bomb ex
plosion. An unknown blackmailer dropped,
a bomb at Mr. Kaastea'a essce door, in
stantly killing the stranger and the cashier
of DM bank. Mr. Rushton never fully r»
cobered from the shock.
MRS. JACOB MARSHALL.
Syracuse, Jan. 22.— Mrs. Jacob Marshall,
mother of Louis Marshall, of the arm o£
Gaggenheimer, Untermyer & Marshall.
New Ycrk. died at her home here to-day at
the age of eighty-three years.
Mrs. Marshall came to this country from
her birthplace In Bavaria. She had thres>
daughters and two sons. Her husband la
still living In this city.
LAURA J. WARD.
Miss Laura J. Ward, sister. of Dr. Las-
He D. Ward, vice-president of the Pruden
tial Ufa Insurance Company, of Newark,
N. J.. died Friday :..--... in St. Barnabas'*
Hospital, in that city, succumbing to th«
shock of an operation performed two days
before. Her death wi« entirely unexpect
ed, as the operation was not considered to
be of a dangerous character. Miss Ward
was the oldest child of the late Moses D.
and Louisa Ward. She was prominent la
charitabie work in this elty.
HENRY T. COATES.
Philadelphia. Jan. Henry T. Coatee*
for many years head of one of the leas
ing publishing Anns In this city, died at
his home at Berwia, a suburb, to-day,
after a short illness. He was stxty-sevea
years old. Among the publications wkicsi
he edited were "The Fireside." "Encyclo
podia of Poetry** and 'The Children's
Book of Poetry." He was the author of
"Short History of the American Trot
ting and Pacing Horse." Mr. Coates *u_s
for many years a member of the arm of
Porter & Coates and Henry T. Coates &
Co. He was widely known among book
publishers. ■ .:
ADAMS— At Wajhiogton. D. C. Jaa
nary 22. X»l«, alary Batee^ Ch'.lUj ta -.*?.*• •
Notices of marriages and deaths must as
Indocsed with full name and addreaa.
Adams. Martha A. Graa. Frederic W.
Arzntield. Hannah. Hathaway. aSHgi W.
Commas. Leila H. liurlbut. Jaaai W.
Donovan, Fulmoth. Jr. Murphy. John G.
Doody. Henry p. Parker. Ctarexice G.
Dumhleton. Charlotte. Road. Ell=ar«tii ii.
Enebo*. Knudt. Ward, Laura J.
Fl*ek«r. Elizabeth. Wilder, Salmon H.
ADAMS— On Thursday. January » 1010. »t tb*
horn* of her sister. Mrs. Mary Wright. No. 37*
Park Place. Brooklyn, after a lin«ertne: litest.
Martha A. Adams, widow of Alaason W.
.Adams, In her TUt year. Funeral private.
ARMFlELT>— Suddenly. January 22, taW4
CODMAN— On January 21. 1810, at 9:30 a. m..
Leila Howard Codmsm. beloved wir« of Oajdaa
Codman. Funeral at the Church of the Incar
nation. Madison aye. and 35th St.. New Tor*
City. Monday. January 24. 1910. at 1© a. m.
Interment at Sleepy Hollow Ces»et«ry. Tarry
town. X. T.
— Suddenly, on January 19. 1910. Fnl
moth D»nova»i. Jr., son of Fulmoth and th»
late Ellen Donovan and husband of th<* late
Katharine Hashasren. Funeral Sunday. Janu
ary 23. at his law residence. No. <&* Carroll
St.. Brooklyn, at 2 p. sa.
DOODT— On January 20. 1910. at No. 13 3d St..
Brooklyn. Henry P. Doody. Funeral Sunday.
DUM3LETOX— On January 21. 1910. Charlotte.
belovtd wife of the late William Drnaaletas. la
her 91st year. Funeral services) at her tats
r*si.i<?nce. No. 373 Carlton ava.. Brooklyn.
Monday, at 1 p. SB.
E.NEBOE— Knudt Eneboe. S3 years old. Funeml
and services - p. ss.. Sunday. January 23. laiO.
No. 70 Pacific at.. Brooklyn. Interment Ever
FLECKSEIt— ' Cn Saturday. January 22. 1910. la
her 7t"th year. EU*at*t!i Fl«ckaer. widow a*
Peter M Fl»> ssssr. Funeral- from her late resi
dence. No. 110* Lincoln Place. Brooklyn Mon
day. '-:3o p. m-
GRAI'-On January 21. l»10. at No. 32 East
Shell Road. Corona. N V.. Frederic W. Grau.
in ois 4<Kh year. Funeral aervKea at Corona
M E. Church, on Monday. January 2*. at 3
p.m. Interment Cedar Grove.
H WAT— Suddenly, on January 21. «ii
-Sarah Williams Hathaway. Interment prtvata,
Boston papers please copy.
HI*RLBUT — At noon on Friday. January 21.
1010 at her residence. No. 3233 Euclid m.v«..
Cleveland. Ohio. Jane W.. widow Qi th« late
H. B. Hurlbut. Funeral Tuesday. 25th last..
at 2 o'clock.
MURPHY— Professor John Gaylore Murphy, at
his home. FUhktll Landtag. January 10. Of
PARKER- Enter*! Into rest at Belmar. N. J..
January 20. l»lt>. Clarence Gray-Parier. Fu
neral Sunday afternoon, January 23. 1010. at
2:30 o'clock, at residence of Isaac N. Quiznby.
No. 33 Duncan ava.. Jersey City.
READ— Suddenly, at her residence. No. 1 West
j«sth st.. Elizabeth MsllcS. wife of Daniel P.
Read. Funeral aervica private. Interment at
Albany. N. Y.
WARD — Suddenly, at Newark. N. J , en Friday.
January 21. Laura J. Ward, daughter of the
late Moses D. and Louisa Ward- Funeral ser
vices will be held at her lat# resident"?. No.
1C92 Broad St.. Newark, on Tuesday morning.
January 25. at 11 o'clock. Interment at Han
over N J.. at the convenience of the fatnily.
WILDER — January 21. In his «4th year. Sal
moa Hebbard Wilder, eldest son of the lata
■Rev. M* Hale Wilder. Services at burial
chapel, at Greenwood Cemetery, on January S3.
at 2 p ni. • J
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