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1 PAPAL BAN
Family of Founder of Christian
Brothers Angers Pope.
lfht. 1912. by the Brentwood Company.)
'-/he romance of young Count Marc de 1a
salle and of Marika Kamses, daughter of
s conductor on the Greek railroad Une run?
ning trom AtherJa to Larissa, has now re?
vived Its final termination In a divorce,
?renounced by the French courts, on the
petition and in favor of the woman. She
?ts the cMStody of the boy, together with
In annual allowance for his maintenance
?nd education, also alimony to the extent
of $0,000 a year to herself; but she loses
her ex-husband's name and title and Is
forced to resume her tailor's patronymic
Her ?mall son. on the other hand, re?
mains a Count de La Salle and a full
fledf-ed member of that noble French house
to which St. Francis de Li Salle ?some?
times known as St. Francis de Salle), found?
er of the Order of the Christian Brothers,
the son of Marika Karusea will also, if
he lives. Inherit, as eldest son of his father
(himself a first bom), his paternal grami
fatner's papal dukedom of de I_l Salle ?le
Rechrmauie, which has been created dur?
ing the last ten years, and Is therefore
ou?t? modern. The ex-Countess, that Is to
?ay, Marika Karosse, has, howcveV. be?*n
excommunicated by the Church of Rome for
having, in defiance of Its commands, ap?
pealed to the French courts for divorce, it
Is not merely because the latter is anathema
to the Church, but also because the ex
Countess had been particular! y kindly
treated by Plus X, and. In fact, by all tho
principal ecclesiastical authorities, and owed
them a deep debt of gratitude.
It may be recalled that she became ac?
quainted with young Count Marc ?le La
Balle when he was travelling with a tutor
in the Levant and visiting Athens. As
eoon as the tutor became aware that ac?
quaintance had developed Into* infatuation,
he ru?hed his charge off to Vienna, where
the Count gave him the slip, hastened back
to Athens; and. after Inducing the girl to
J-it-come a convert to the Roman Catholic
Church, married her according to Its rites,
fulfilling all the requirements of the law
of the land. His father, the duke. Im?
mediately proceeded to cut oft all supplie??,
and when the count, after living for some
months in Idleness at Athens, on the scanty
earnings of his father-in-law. wan admon?
ished by the latter, not only by word of
mouth but also by means of physical force,
t?, get to work, he disappeared from Greece,
abandoning his wife on the eve of mother
and returned to his parents In Fr.m???*.
Jointly with his father, he then set to
Work t" obtain from the Vatican the eccle?
siastical annulmcn, cf his marriaKe. I.earn
ln_ of this-, his wife and the little boy who
had been meanwhile born to her, proceeded
to Rome, where, thanks to the letters of
r?-< omendation which she had received
from th" Roman Catholic priest at Athens,
who had converted and married her, an?l
who had baptized the little boy, she man?
aged to obtain Recess to Plus X. He was
much moved by her story, interested him?
self in her rase and in that of her baby,
and canead remonstrances to be made to
the duke and to the count, _ manding that
they should make proper provision for the
mother and child, and that they should
abandon the proceedings for the ecclesi?
astical annulment of the union. The duke
and his son turned a deaf ear to these rep
i-?-riitatlons of the Pope, and not only per?
sisted In their proceedings for the annul?
ment of the marriage by the Church?which,
needless to add, met ?complete failure?de?
clining at the same time to grant any finan?
cial assistance to the woman and child, but
even went so far In their defiance of the
Pontiff as to apply to the French divorce
, court? for an invalidation of the marriage.
The Pope thereupon dismissed the duke
from his office of Chamberlain of the Cape
and Sword at the Vatican and excommu
nlcated both him and his son for having
recourse to the French divorce courts after
the ecclesiastical tribunals had decided
against them, and, indeed, for seeking dis?
solution of the marriage by means of di?
vorce, which Is abhorrent In the eyes of
. the Church ?nd contrary to Its doctrines.
The French divorce coarta decided eigh?
teen months ago in favor of the woman and
against the duke and the count, condemn?
ing the duke to pay the heavy costs an?l
the petitioners Jointly to pay liberal alimony
to the abandoned mother and child, the ali?
mony being charged from the time when
th?? woman had been deserted. Instead of
being content with this, the woman there?
upon brought a suit in the French courts
of law for divorce, on the ground of aban
dr.nment, winning her case with the result
above descj-ltx-d, but incurring the dis?
pleasure of the Church, and Its bar. for
having had recourse to the divorce court.
Queen Maud ,' ?sailed.
King Haakon and Queen Maud of Nor?
way, notwithstanding the democratic sim?
plicity of their life at. Christiania and their
dispensation of nearly all of those trap?
ping? of royaltv and those forms of
obeisance to which they have each of them
been accustomed since their birth, occasion?
ally Incur the ill will of their subjects, who
are extremely touchy, and by no means the
easiest people In the world to get along
with. Ju?t at present the King and Queen
are coming In for no end of abuse not
only from the shopkeepers of Christiania
. but even from the most Important organs
of the press for doing their Christmas shop
Ping In England rather than in Norway.
Haakon has a large private fortune of
hi? own through his parents, his mother,
the Queen of Denmark, being one of the
richest sovereigns of Europe, while Queen
Maud receive? a handsome civil list from
the British treasury as a daughter of the
late King Edward. In fact, their Nor?
wegian civil list of *_?.000. out of which
they have to pay the salaries of all sorts of
court officials, constitutes only a small pro?
portion of the income at their disposal.
Each Christmas they distribute a very
large number of gifts among the people in
Norway with whom they are brought Into
official or social contact, and ministers
of state, court dignitaries and personal
friends and acquaintances are all remem?
bered most generously In this fashion.
The King and Queen have found by ex?
perience that they can secure presents of
much greater novelty and originality In
London than in Christiania: also that the
Wares offered for their selection in the
British metropolis are of a much more
raried and extenalve nature than In their
own capital. It bas also been brought
home to them that precisely In the same
way that an American will find greater sat?
isfaction in a gift brought from Europe
than one purchased in his or/ her native
city, so. in like manner, do the Norwegian
recipients of their sovereigns' Christmas
gifts prefer articles bought in I/ondon
rather than in Christiania.
In spite of this, King Haakon and, es-,
peclally. Queen Maud are being vigorously
denounced for giving their Christmas cua
tom to English tradeapeople rather than
to those of the land of their adoption; even
though the recipients of the purchases thus
made in Ix/ndon are almost exclusively
Norwegians. Indeed, the "Aftenposten."
the extremely conservative, respectable,
and moat widely read paper of Christiania,
does not hesitate to declare that it Is "a
matter of popular regret that the "first
lady of the land'* ahould "foater foreign
rather than national trade by making her
Psrchases abroad, since by so doing ahe is
??tttng an example that la naturally fol?
lowed by many Norwegian women of
"It la a patriotic duty," so the paper de
ilares, "for all Norweglana to patronise,
according to their means, Norwegian trade
?nd industry, an* It cannot fall to excite
popular dlscentent to discover that chief
*?*no_g those to fall in this respect la the
Queen herself, who ought to set an example
?f g different character."
_URQUI_B DK yONTJ-NOY.
LIBERIA CHANGES RULER
President Barclay Retires After
Serving Eight Years.
Monrovia, Liberia. Jan. l.-Presldent
Daniel Howard was inauKurated to-day as
Chief Executive of the Republic of Liberia,
succeeding Arthur Barclay, who for eight
years had occupied the Presidential office.
The ceremony was markd by much dig?
nity. ? procession, headed by the members
of the legislature, led by the speakers of
the Senate and the House of Representa?
tives, escorted President Howard to the
Chamber of Representatives. Here the new
President, after taking the oath, read his
inaugural address, in which he set forth
his ideas on reform and announced several
schemes for the development of the coun?
He ma<le special reference to the pres.-nt
political situation of Mbeila and to Its re?
lations with the great powers, and said
that the uncertainty of the past had given
way to the positive assurance that Uberla's
Integrity would remain intact.
The President expressed satisfaction that
the protracted negotiations In connection
with the finances of the country had been
brought to a conclusion owing to the
sympathetic Interest displayed by the
i'ntted States. Great Britain and the other
prominent powers. All outstanding difficul?
ties with regard to the boundaries of th?
country had been settled satisfactorily, and
Liberia now looked forward to a period of
President Howard's remarks as to the.
settlement of the boundaries of the coun-'
try had reference to an agreem.-nt slgn?^d
nearly a year ano between Liberia and
Great Britain transferring the territory of
Kanrc-I^ahun to Sierra Uone for a atrip
of undeveloped territory of about the aame
area on the south side of the Morro River,
which then became the boundary.
EDUCATION VASTLY HELPED
Prartically Every State Aiding Cause,
Says Government Authority.
Washington. Jan. 1. ?"Without question
the year 1!?11 was productive of more edu?
cational legislation of value than any pre?
vious year in the history of the nation,
said James ?'. Boykin, editor of the United
States Bureau of Education, In telling to?
day of a forthcoming government mono?
Mr. l'.oykin says that the forty-three
state legislatures In session during the year
practically without exception were friend?
ly to public education. He notes as one
of the larger developments of the year th*
beginning of a movement to lengthen the
school term by reducing the number of hol?
idays. He also shows that salaries of
teachers are showing a tendency to rise,
with prospects growing steadily brighter
for retirement on living annuities when use?
fulness Is past.
IS MARRIED AT THE MANSE
Ossining Girl Bride of an Engineer
Once Engaged to Pastor.
Miss Annie L. Reltzel, whose engagement
to the Rev. Joseph A. Blakeley, then In
charge of the Ossining I'nlon Chapel, wa*
broken a year ago last November, was
married yesterday to Herbert A. Fltzstm
ons, of Millwood, a civil engineer employed
on the aqueduct work In the Catskllls.
The ceremony took place In the Presby?
terian manse, Ossining, and was performed
by the Rev. Jam?? A. McWIlllams. pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church. The
only attendants were the bride's brother,
Charles Reltzel. and her sister. Dora Relt?
The conduct of the Rev. Mr. Blakeley
caused a lot of talk at the time. He gave
as his reason for breaking his engagement
that he had received a revelation from God
that he must not marry the young woman.
Soon afterward he left here and went to
AT THE VARIETIE8.
On the bill at the Alhambra for New
Year's week Is Edmund Rreese. whose
achievements n?*?>d no recounting here. In a
newspaper playlet entitled "(Jopy." Belle
Blanche captured her auditors with her di?
verting specialty. Another attraction of
merit Is Joe Hart's "The Little Stranger,
a playlet that smacks of the racetrack. The
Cutty family of musicians; Harry Fox and
th? MUlershlp Sisters and Howard and
Howard are all entertaining In their re?
Chief among the gloom dispellers at the
Colonial this we?k Is George Lashwood,
who has been retained as the leading at?
traction for a second week and who more
than measures up to the honor by render?
ing a repertory of new song charavctertza
tlons which make his performance a posi?
tive delight. Rube Marquard. the left
handed twlrler of the Giants, In his skit
with Annie Kent covers himself with as
much glory' as he did on the diamond.
Other offerings of merit are McConnell and
Simpson, in a new aketch. "The Right
Girl"; Lyons and Yosco, the hsrplst and
the singer, and Dewltt, Burns and Tor
rance, In "The Awakening of the Toy*."
New Year's matinee at the Fifth Avenue
was attended by a most appreciative holi?
day audience. Carrie De Mar proved a
favorite. Jack Wilson repeated his success
of last week, with hla satire on vaudeville.
He was assisted by Franklyn Batle and
Ada I^ane. Silvers was amusing with hla
A bill with a number of features was s??en
last night it Hammersteln'* Victoria The?
atre. Adele Ritchie, the singing come?
dienne, sang a new repertory of songa and
was well received by the audience. Othe.
leading acta were Frank Bush with a
new monologue; Belle Baker, the clever
singing* comedienne, and Eddie Leonard,
the minstrel, assisted by Mabel Russell in
their singing and dancing specialty.,
AT THE ONE-WEEK THEATRE8.
Winston Churchill's play of Civil War
times, "The Crisis," began an auspicious
week at the Academy of Music yesterday,
with two large audiences. There is still an
enthusiaatic public for the war drama* of
The Grand Opera House la appealing
strongly to the lower West Side audiences
this week with "Rebecca of Sunnybrook
Farm," in which Edith Talla/erro Is play?
ing Rebecca. This play had a long, suc?
cessful run on Broadway a season or two
"The Hen Pecks," with Lew Fields, has
come back to jive New Vork another week
of laughs. It Is one of Mr. Fields'* char
actertstlc musical "shows" and is drawing
large audiences to the Manhattan Opera
The popular revival of Gilbert and Sulli?
van's operetta, "Pinafore," Is entertaining
Harlem this week, at the Weit End
Theatre. De Wolf Hopper, as Dick Dead
eye, keeps his audience* in contlnuoua
laiiKbter with his individual style of humor.
WHAT IS GOING ON TO-DAY.
<? arimtealr.n to tha American Muaeur.i et
Natural HlatOty, the Metropolitan Muaaum of
Art and the N?W York Zoological Park.
Meetlna of tha Women? Health Protective Ae~
aoclatlon, Academy of Medicine, No. 17 Weat
43d ?treat, 2:80 P- ???
Lecturea on Country, rann end Otrdan. Wal?
dorf- A?torla, 4:15 p. m.
Reunion of greduatee of Adelpnl Academy.
Meeting of th* Stag? Chlldren'e Fund, Hotal
Aator. 2:<W p. m.
u??tina of the N?w York Theatr? Club. Hotel
A.tor. 2:30 p. n?.
Meetln? of the Society of Kentucky Women,
Waldorf-Aetorla, 8 p. m.
Meeting of the Knickerbocker Relief Club, Wal?
dorf -A?torl*. 8. p m.
??,,., ?f the Willi*??? IJoyd (Jarrlaon Kejual
??HU ABSoclatlon. No. 180 Madloon avenue.
Meetlna of the Aeronautical ?So?*l*ty of Women.
Grace George and Lyn Harding
in "Just to Get Married."
Yesterday, at Maxlne Elliott's Theatre.
Grace George and her compsny appeared
in a play which was one of Gertrude King?
ston's ?sarly presentations at the Little
Theatre, in London, fourteen months ago.
"Just to Get Married" Is the name of the
play, and the accomplished writer Cicely
Hamilton Is the author. The performances
yesterday, for there were two. also servetl
to Introduce to New York Lyn Harding,
an actor who la regarded highly In London.
He will be regarded no less highly by
Emmellne VI? ary (?he was called Georglna
when the play was running In I .on.bun Is
an attractive spinster of thirty. How at?
tractive she Is may easily be Imagined
when It Is said that Grace George acts this
part. Emmellne Is a niece of the Grayle?,
Sir ^Theodore and lj_dy ?'onstance, at
whose country house she lives. The ques?
tion arises, as the question will. In or out
of country houses, what 1b h?;r future to
be. "Wh.it Is a perfectly useless woman
to do but marry?" What, Indeed? And so
there Is a hunt for a husband. Adam
I_.nke.Hter Is the hunted man, and he Is
brought down by a good shot. Just before
the time fixed for the wedding pretty
Emmellne relents. She has begun to appre?
ciate the character of Adam. Fine as she
thinks him, Btrong as he Is,, she does not
love him, and she tells hlni so. He loves
her, worships her, and. being as credulous
a fool as most men ?we love deeply, and
are twisted around the^ /Ittle fingers of the
enchanting fair, he thinks her an angel
come from some distant star to make a
paradise for him on earth He builds his
hopes on her and on his love for her, never
for an Instant seeing that she does not
care for him and that all she s?>eks Is
the position and the security of life that
will he hers by "Just marrying" him.
When he learns, on her own confession,
this unflattering and common state of af?
fair? he naturally learna what heartbreak
Is. as some men do when they l<>ast expe<-t
It and when the world, looking on. sees
nothing of the game. He turns away and
leaves the discomfited charmer to her own
Kmmellne having thus denied herself the
profession of marriage starts for London
t<? earn her living by more honeat work,
us disappointed and untrained heroines
without baggage do In plays anil books
every day In the week, and quite aa fre
qi ently, but presumably with baggage. In
real life. In the present case, however,
the unhappy lover encounters the lady at
tho railway stalon; she softens before his
melancholy, arrives at the conclusion that
she loves him, beseeches f??rglveness for
the sufTerlnn; she haa caused, an.l the ,-n
gagem?nt Is renewed. Off they go to I?n
don. Adam Lankester and protty Emmallne,
to he married. The playwright would have
you understand that they are guaranteed
to live happily ever after
A simple piece, a pleasant, jprlghtlv piece,
in places a dainty piece, with plenty of
laughter and Just about enough sentimen?
tality to flavor for the general and the ex?
acting taste. Ry no means a problem play,
or one that will wrinkle the brow of the
T. B M
The playing Is all Grace George's and
Lyn Hardlng's. Mr. Harding Is a big msn,
one of the biggest of men, but he has a
flne sense of proportion in acting. A man?
ly, shy, well-spoken, wholesome, generous,
gentlemanly creature was his Adam Lan
gestcr Tho audience became Instan'lv his
friends Lyn Hsrdlng will be a familiar
figure In the theatres of this city.
Grace George more all her captivating
airs. It is quite a part to play, this of Em?
mellne, th? fair, bored, startled, victorious,
ashamed, and finally deeply touched hun
tresB of drawing rooms and lawn partie?.
It swings from grave to gay, from liveli?
ness to raincoats and Is meant for the ad?
miration of all who admire Qraes ??'-orge,
and they sre legions. Lucille Watson de?
serves praise for clever work as a smart
woman of the up-to-date kind, with all the
"swagger" and knowlngness of the species.
The play Is well put on. It Is called "a
caustic comedy." but It Id not more fcaiiBtlo
than many, and In more po'lte than mo?t.
?AFT OF ".H'lTr TO OET MARHIKll
Sir Theodore ?Irayl?.F\ fm?n Hatter
l_dy Catherine r,r??le.Bmllv Tltarof
Tod Orayle.K>rn?.?t (_M_t?r
n-rtha Or?yle.Mona Mor??n
Eminellne Vlcary.Orar? iieorge
Adam I_mke?)t?T.I-\n Harding
Mi?. Ma.artner.Lucille. Wataon
France? MeliUhlp.(_rohn Kenyon
A KrsMman. .O??onje I>on?i|d
"A GRAIN_ 0JF_ DUST"
Hackett in a New Play at the
Borne thing?, being beyrmd comprehen?lon.
are put on the ?tage, where they can be
guessed at by the greatest number of peo?
ple during their hours of leisure.
One of the favorite dramatic puixle* ts
why wives leave home. No play ?o far this
season has driven a wife fr?im the tall
ceilings and tapeatries of luxury and the
appreciative arms of a husband (more ap?
preciative than usual In last night's act?
ing) to the bare oomfort of a hall room
and H2 a week as a typewriter girl with
less convincing reasons for the departure
than Mr Hackett's new play offers. In
"Bought and Paid For" there Is at least
the husband's behavior when In his cupa to
furnish an excuse for the shattering of the
He. In "A Grain of Duet" the wife mere?
ly comes In and says she finds this big. old
houae atuffr-^wore?, stifling. So she wishes
her freedom. She runs to the window to
'gain air, and there a long ray of peculiarly
blue moonlight discovered that her face
seemed quite calm and unmoved
Yet ahe leaves home. Now, If she had
been a young woman, with a oultivated
taste In the decorative arta It would be
easily understood how three months spent
amid the surroundings of her husband's
home would have shaken her reason and
Impel'*- her out Into the world Hut, as
?he was a typewriter when the successful
lawyer, Frederick Norman, married her?
and represented am a typewriter of no par?
ticular background?It could hardly have
been for this sufficient reaaon that ahe left.
Another character aayM, later on, that
ahe deserted her husband through love
for him?and that, at least, was an inter?
esting proposition. By marrying her, so
far beneath his station, her husband had
ruined his career. Hence if she left him
the crumpled career might revive. And, odd
to relate, this is exactly what did Impi-en.
On the very day she left home Norman,
who had been ruined by the financial king
whose proud daughter he had been en?
gaged to and had Jilted In order to marry
his fascinating little typewriter, was of?
fered an opportunity to fight his enemy.
And this opportunity he took advantage of
and won?won the great legal case and won
back his career. Then "little wanderer"
comes back, oiders her husband to forglw
and spare the enemy whom now he has In
his power and all ends In i?-uiilon and hap
This play, which Mr. Hackett. us lead?
ing actor and manager, brought to the
stage for the first time in New York last
night at the Criterion Theatre, is bnse?i
on a novel of the same title written by the
late David Graham Phillips. I/Juts Evan
Bhlpman made the dramatization. No doubt
the playwright has caught and preserved
the aplrit of the book In the play. It
?ounda as though the spirit of the original
were there. The details of the plot are
stagy. In fact, you hear each situation
knocking at the door before It appears on
the itage. The lower edge of the curtain
has not quite reached the top of the pro?
scenium In the first act before you have
divined that, although Norman Is engaged
to Burroughs'a daughter, he ia not going
ta marry her. Yet this Cset U au**pos?*d
Sh! Sh! Sh! Sh!
"A SHERIFF'S LOT IS A NOT UNHAPPY ONE."
Sheriff HarbtirRer is to offer the'offices of Deputy Sheriffs to Women.
lo he a secret from you for a little While).
Is till-? play, with Us "big man." Its biff
hearted, lroti-wllleel man, with his primi?
tiv?- passions and inatterlaff ?power, really
a cont?'mp?irary affair? It may Is-. It seems
to ii?i?itiK t.. a type aire-ail patsed, with its
rapid Hre office teenet, it- political tnIk ami
it? mar hint inert?* thlaklnc. There
novels ?if this typ.- ? doseo. or nett yeaura
ago. "I'et<-r StlrlltiK" mft* l?*|H*l*l 1?- f??r
most of them, perhaps.
At all ev.-nts. It It liar-1 i*M to wish that
such plays as 111 i ?* li?-l?>ng to "> ' -pheno ral
period now ?lead. Crotalng the ataff* In
! three strldea. cb-nchln^ tNts ami erathlng
them down upon all th.- tlat Hirtecttl Of
furniture, r?"-Hvlng telegrams, dl'tattng
letters. ? ??.nip: ?-sslng i-h-an-sha v??n lip" In
?inicien j.arc.xyMtiis of ?tr?-ngth ami deter*
mlnatlon. making angular mov?m?-n?
are meant to sh-iw tpttal .'iinl Ani-;l- an ? n
ergy, hut which succee?! In thOWtng ??t11 > a
lack of Imatrlnatlon and repOOO ajfl th' er
things are In this piny, ami aie particularly
.h iri?-t?r|stlc of Mr lla.-kett's a? tine.
Tliat he has h?en an artor In roma- II
playo, m eattod, where the hero tpeaka In
tender ?aclcnces. . asta hi? ?????.? U] ? ? ' ''?
qtiently, ? ic>eti- . I? vcrv .-?.nr.ni T ?
ar?- ha'-kwaters of this In the curre-.? ?,f ! 1
nervous srx-i-d In the "<?r.? In of Da
Mr F M Holland livened up th" play
?.?1th some comedy, that waa due to hi?
quiet ?cling, rather than to any words
(riven him There -\er<- many attempt? a*,
epigram In the play, hut fan? of th.-m lard?
ed lair and tQVaW* j ? f. > ? ? i
or th<- other actors nothing Deed i.
ex? ? pt that Mls.4 Izeiti Jewel, >- h |>1
Um ?ife-, hi? i totee which it ??ems .->.inio t
Itr.posulhle she could have a?-qulred In this
country. Its rich, deep sympathy i
on the fe?-lir,gs ?pilte- Independently of hei
?.-ting. Which ?as ;il t"K?>t lu-r Mfftll?*
With her \ ol?-e *b* couh? e-xpr- s-- ;
trltboul fatigue, j?.v without pain. 11<> %
n lil?-m you luar a WOWOn praiatnff a beau
tlfui object with'?ut g.ving **oti tht lia?
pression that It posltiv.-'v hurt* her!
It should only he mentioned In ps ? |
I that the grain ?>f dust reftri to the ?rife
I beneath-hls-stntlon who got In Normtlt'l
! carter nod Inflamcil I?, tVOfl a? a real grain
often ttfatyt In the ? y?-. A i:ew name fop
a wife, and a horribly1* grlttv H.a. tome
c\:*T Off -A GRAIN OF DfST.
Fr'-lerlrk Norman.Mr Ffackett
William Tetlow.| M lloilan-1
laaa- lturre.uglia. Fresar ?'oulter
Keinard UeeAyet.,. ?Trank Murheck
Clayton Fltihu?h.VauRh.in Trevor
Janice Galloway.Chart?? Stedman
Tlm?on.Krerl A. SullUan
Clerk.Daniel Jarrett. Jr.
Mr? flay ton Fltzhugh-Olive Harji?r Thorne
Jo?'phlne Burrourhe.Paulin? NVfT
Dorothy HallowelT.In-tta Jewc-I
Th?4 production of "Mcsleat Suzann??" at
the Liberty Theatre last night came near
at some points to being a novelty In Its
kind. It waa a presentation h?-re In Kng
llsh of a Continental aucc??ss which had not
been so Hroadwaylred as to raise doubts ]
as to the reasonableness of the stir created l
by the original. "Modest Suzanne" Is "Die
keusche Susanne," by Oeorge Okonskl, I
which wa* ?ung last spring for a brief j
period at the Irving Place Theatre. In Its j
original form It was not a new operetta, 1
aa the programme descrlbea It, but rather
a vaudeville farce, In which the farcical
element predominated and the musical ele?
ment was Bomewhat subordinated.
In the production last night the musical
possibilities of the piece were emphasised
and its character as a purely Gallic bit of
fun making was somewhat slurred over.
But this was not the fault of th?- adapters
as It was the fa?ilt of the players.
Nothing could be moro characteristically
French than the piece In Its original ?In-ss,
Its farcicality b.-lng ?o spontaneous as to
be practically Innocent. It takes gr.-at skill
to preserve the naturalness und theatrical
plausibility of such a play ?nd It cannot be
said of the acting last night that it was
equal to that feat So the farcical demands
were slighted and the pretty airs written
by Jean Gilbert were pushed to the front.
With ao charming an Interpreter of Un
title role ns Miss Saille Fisher the per?
formance could not fall t.> be a striking
Mie-cess, although Miss Fisher f< II short a
llttl?> In bringing out the i-c-aaary con?
trasts UttWOf Suzanne's exten?] i-oymss
and her inward rOffOtry. Mr. Forcle. ua
Baron Unuvrav, was about as far away aa
could be from the character drawn by the
farce writer, 9JS? Mr. L**taTOMt Wheat, as
the unsophisticated son, was also altogether
inc. wen hi! v wls- and Hr?>ad waylike ?o be
<-on\iii'-uig Mr. Kearney was but a f.-.-bl?
shadow of the I'omeral of the original
The piece Is genuinely tatter and highly
amusing aBJd Its music will certainly h*
popular. It is a pity that It Is ncit acted
as ?atlsfaetorlly as It is staged and sung.
CAST OF "MODEST HFZANNK "
?Baron Dauvray.Mr. Stanley () Tar?e
Haroneee Delphin? Dauvray.
Ml?? Kathryn Oaterman
Jacqueline.?.9?SS Florence Martin
Hubert. Mr. Laurence Wheat
Profeseor Cliarcot.Mr. Erne?t Torrence
Mariette.Mlaa Charlotte l>>?lay
Rene.Mr. Arthur Stanford
Monaleur Fomeral.Mr. John U Kearney
Bueann?.-.Mia? Saille Kluher
Rotte.Mi?? Harriet Burt
Tina....Ml?? ?*orrIn? Pixel!
Mina.MlM ('latidla Clark
Phrynette.Ml?a Millie Murray
Guetav?.? "tar. l.'-ater C??rri?h
Alexl?.Mr Pherrruui Whi!?
Emtl.Mr. Exra 0. TValck
Fella.Mr Jnaeph Zaino j
Police Berseent.Mr. D. Haverty
Oendarui?.t.Mr. WMlaaj Oljr.a
A HOLIDAY "PARSIFAL"
Mme. Mat2enauer in a New
Th? re have been main- perfuactea*y p?-?
formancea of "Psretfar at the Metropoli?
tan Opera Hetia?, SOI always despite, but
frequently beeaase, It Is a work reserve.l
for praduetlOB on special occasions. Helng
a ho?'liy ?Irani;?, and not a regular feature
of the repel tor?., ??nd being, moreover, a
work which can be se?n and heard only In
N' \. York and the Wagnerian Mecca. It
mlahi be auppe ? | that partteolar care
ar< uld bo given to Its pr?*parat|on for ??very
rapreeentatloit; hut the public uns long ago
learned sel t" lav such a flattering unc?
tion to its so i On the contrary, it baa too
eftea been t'iven haphazard, apparently on
tho theory tha.1 Its admirers will remain
1 faitbf ' " It happens. The
? i ' ill to be left to chance
in this manner, and vet it has seldom Bar?
tered shipwreck, thanks to the atneartty of
? those who have teen charged with its per
, forin.inre. Whnt astonishing results can at
times be pro'liced by this sincerity had a
strikln?' lllustrattea yesterday afternoon.
The burly-burly ?>f our operatic activities
?Hi n??t permit ?>f a rehearsal of the work,
v? t !t area f"rm?'?l with two significant
baagea :?? ?'.as! from that of last
Thanks-chin ; Day Nevertheless, the per
formsnea aaa aaperloi t?? it. not only in its
: ni?-rhanl?'!tl features, whl.'h might have
been ,'\r ...to'l, hut hi n'l its artistic,
i indeed, the ?cene In which New York's rep
l*???mations bave always been unique 'that
; In which the glower lialdenr, ,-.. ? . , nom
seldom, If ? ver, been given with more rav
I lahlng beauty, an?i th?* atnglng of tho in
Its in tlic a In the
Tempi' of the ??rail have never been Bar?
The substitution of Mr. Hlnshaw In place
of Sunor Amato appeared to ba ii \?'ntur?
? oin?- ?\|.'rlnent, but it teemed smaller In
proaped than the essav of the part of
Kumlry by Mm??. Mut/enaucr for the
first tiiii?- In h?r life an-l without
a full st.-iK" rehearsal. The former's merit?*
were larg.'ly summe?l up In the unexpected
distinctness of his enunciation of the poetic
text, Which made up to no small extent for
delicien?-!? s in his ni'isical-druniatlc utter?
ance of tho wofui lamentation in ihe first
act; but Mme. Matzenauer's interpretation
of Kun?!ry was nothing short of what, In
common and easy phrase, Is styled a revela?
tion. There Mre times when th?; common?
places of description must he accepted In a
serious and lofty senae; and this was one.
In both her aspects -as the "loathly dam?
sel" of the old English ballads and the
sorceress of the FTench and German epics,
more emphatically still as the highly com?
plex creation of Wagner. In which the old
folkloro and epical elements are blended
with still more ancient Oriental legendary
and philosophical concepts-she disclosed a
k.?nii"SH ami depth of understanding which
?av.- a delightful Intellectual ?hock to stu?
dents of th?? drama and carried their Imagi?
nation and emotions as completely captive
as It did those of the unthinking. ?Imply |
001 lasa and unsusceptible listener. Perhaps!
more so, for It Is long since an Impersona?
tion on the lyric stage has made ho deep
and varied an Impression. The lovers of
artistic song found much to rejoice In I
her volco and singing; hut not mor? than
the admirera of dramatic poetry. The an- !
nouneeincnt that Mm?*. Matzi-nauer would
ranks ?ssay of the part lad caused sonic
apprehension on the pail of \o?al cogno-j
?MSBti Tile Hue contralto quality of her
rates, __c*_eed to Uta best affect in (Hack'sI
"Or'?:??," had created the wish that she
Blight never be tempted to endaiiuer It by
the ambitious upsvard flight- which offer
so irresistible an attraction to our modern
Operatic artists who have been so sadly
neglected by the composers of the last half
century, but Mine. Mut_enuuer's gifts of
Vocal quality. U seems, are no greater than
her artistic acquirements, and both found j
? loquenl proclamation In Wagner's music.
Her command of the half voice, not con
tlned to the tones Which It might set if
ought to be beyoiul her normal range, but
Utilized whenever and wherever dramatic
de? lainatlon tails for it. is little short of
wonderful, and Is so legitimately used that
It puts to shame all the artifices to which
a singer like Mme. Tetraxzini is compelled
i o resort for her successes.
"Parsifal" was listened to Intently and
reverently by a tine audience, and gratitude
went out to all ?oncerned?to Mr. Hertz
no less than to Mme. Mafzenauer, Mr. Bur
rlan and down to the least signlflcent of
the glover Maidens, not one of whom can |
be sai?! to be Insignificant. 11. K. K. |
TETRAZZINI SINGS AGAIN
Pleases Large Metropolitan Audience as
Lucia di Lamraermoor.
Mme. lailsa Tetrazzlni as Lucia dl Um
mermoor was the attraction at the Metro?
politan Opera House last night, to the
great Joy of the standees who got In and
the unutterable sorrow of those who were
kept out. It waa Mme. Tetrazzlnl'a aecond
appearance at the Broadway temple of
song, and the audience was fully as large
as that of the night of ber debut.
Aa for the soprano's singing, It showed the
same faults and the same excellencies. The
marvellous upper tones were there, the
lower were far less perfect; at times she
showed great aklll and taste?at othare a
lamentable lack of the latter. But Mm?
Tetrazzinl knows how to get her effect*
even If at times she does sacrlnce*a phrase,
and both In the eextet and the mad scene
she roused unlimited enthusiasm.
Her chief associates were Mr. Constan?
tino and Mr. Witherspoon, both of whom
I had sung a? the previous performance, and
I Mr rampanarl, who at the last moment
i took the place of Mr. Amato, who was to
I sing Ashton, but was taken III. Mr. Con
j stantlno'a sinking of the aria in the last
i act was well executed, but In the other acts
1 his voice appeared to lack power. Mr.
' Witherspoon aleo gave an excellent account
' of himself when It Is considered that lie
: had sung Gurnemanr. during the afternoon.
i As for Mr. Campanari, it should suffice to
? say that he was a veteran who did his best.
Mr. Sturanl conducted.
The Russian ballet followed the opera.
Wili.am Banham. ontj of the city's old
Are fighter?, who was a hattallon chief In
1*""3, died on Sunday at his home. Ko. 2?
West l?Sth street. In May of last year
Chief Banham had a narrow escape from
ele-aih when a fire broke out In the apart
m-nt In which he lived. Sin?*.? then he had
been steadily failing In health.
Iiong before firemen were paid for their
work Mr. Banham waa a member of the
engine company known as "Jefferson X).
6," In the old "th Ward. Later he bei-am-'
captain of Engine Company 1". In the York
vllle district. When the company was
taken on the city's payroll Mr. Banham
v. as appointed a battalion chief and I
for many ?car? Following his retirement
from the department becattOt of the ag-*
limtt. Chief Banhain becain? a customs in
spe.-tor, and later was employed In the
i ..-.rai servir.-. l?Vtl November ?'bief Paii
brttn and l-.is -wir-- eetohrated the sixtieth
annhersarv of their wedding. Besides his
wife, he also loaves a son, Frank Banham.
DR. ARTHUR VINCENT MEIGS.
Philadelphia, ."an. L?Dr Arthur Vincent ]
-. a well known phjratdtn and writer J
I on medical 8ui>'c??. dl.-d at his-home here j
to-d.ev. He w.is tlxtyont years old nndj
was of the third g? n -ration of a family of
noted physicians and surdons. }
JAMES. W. M'DANIEL.
Hannibal, Mo.. Jar., 1. -James W. ICcDaUt*
Id, who was the first literary adviser of
Samuel I* Clemens* (Mark Twain?, was
found dead In bed at his home here to-day.
In a magazine article published a shirt
time before the death of Mark Twain the
author aald when he first began to writ?
humoroiiB atorlea he always tried th?>m out
on McPanlel before he had them published.
If the atorle* got a laugh from McDaniel.
t^ie humorist wrote, he always felt asteured
the>- would do.
THE REV. J. W. MONSER.
Kanaaa City. Mo.. Jan. 1?The Rev J. W,
Monser. chairman of the hoard of elders of
the Independence Boulevard Christian
Church, of this city, and a prominent min?
ister, died here to-day, aged seventy-three
years. He was formerly pastor of a church
in Atlanta. A widow and five sons sur- '
vive. The latter Include Charles (?. and j
Edward, of Buffalo, and Frank, of Hlg-j
glnsvllle, N. Y. 1
CAPTAIN JOHN J. BRYCE.
San Francisco. .la&v 1.?Captain John J.
Bryce, I'. 3. N.. retired, for many years a
resident of San Fianelaco, died In a hospi?
tal to-day of heart disease, captain Bryce, I
who was sixty-eight years old, waa born at '
Newark, Ohio. His service in the navy |
covered thirty-five years. He retired tu?
teen years ago.
*? ? ?
HAROLD OLIVER HENRY.
Washington. Jan. 1.-Harold Oliver Henry,
a student Interpreter nt the American Le?
gation at Peking, ?lied there todav from
tuberculosis. He was born In Bars in 1>?ST
of American parentage, and was educated
in Pari;- and Washington. After represent?
ing some American exporting firms in
Europe for a few > ears, he vas appointed
to the China post In June. If??*.
HARRY CLAY POTTER.
I Uv Telegraph to UM 1 rilain?* |
Philadelphia. Jan. 1.?Harry Hay rotte?-. ?
seventy-?fne years old. a rettred stock bro- ;
ker and yeurs ago a well known financier. ?
died early this morning, after a prolong.-.I
Illness, at his home. Ko, 1!?13 Spruce street, j
During the Civil War Mr. Potter was a!
HfUtenant In the 18th Pennsylvania Arl'.l- j
lory. He Is survived by his wife, who was
Miss Emily Oraff Spooncr; four sons-Dr.
Edwin 8. Potter, of Bryn Ma<*t; William |
Woodbum Potter, Harry ?lay Pott?r, jr,
and Albert Pertter?and four dauKuteia.
Mra. Howard W. L?wls. Mrs Kmilv P.
Noble. Mrs. J? ?. ph Knight und Miss Na
JOSEPH H. HOR8FALL.
The Grand Lodge of Mason? of New York
State lost one of It? permanent members
and us oldest past master when Joseph H.
Horsfa.ll died yesterday, tt the \ge of
nluety years, at hi? home. No. 18 Belmont
Terrace, Yorkers. His death waa due to
Mr. Horafall, who was bom In Schcnec
tady, was one of toe army of gold seek?
er* that flocked to California In 184?. Ha
went Into the contracting business In Han
Fraodtco. He returned to the East in 1X53
and want to Pougbkaepala. where ht re
sided for many years before moving te
Toakera He was one of the builder? of the
old Crot?n aqueduct. In 18?4 he married
Miss Mary K. Callaghan, of New York
City, who still lives. There ere three sons
and four daughters.
MRS. CYNTHIA H. QUACKENBUSH.
Annapolis. Jan. 1.?Mrs. Cynthia Hen
drlck Quackenbush, widow of Rear Ad?
miral Stephen P. Quackenbush, V S. N.,
and mother of the late ?'aptaln Stephen M.
Quackenbush, C. S. N., died last night at
the residence here of her son-in-law, Hear
Admiral Perry Garst, ?fter a lincering Ill?
MRS. THOMAS J. HARRIS.
Mrs Mvra Beaumont Harris, wife of the
late Thoitias J. Harris, a merchant, of
| t'laremot.t, N H., died yesterday at her
house. No. 117 Kast 40th street. She was
| seventy-Bcven years old. Mrs. Harris was
I born In Cantea, Mass. H?-r grandfather,
?James Beaumont, established the first cot
i ton mills In Massachusetts. She had lived
I In this city for the last fifteen y?_rs and
j was active In : hllarjthroplc work, e?pe
! dally that Centred about the Judson Me*
j niorlal t.'hurch. A eon, Dr. Thomas J. Har
| rls, of No. 117 East tOth street, survive?.
Tho funeral Will be held to-morrow morn?
lng at 10 o'clock at the house.
MRS. JA.VETTK CR?FPKN KISK. wife
of the lata runton B. Flsk, the Prohibition?
ist a ndldsta for Preatdenl In UM died
?/eaterday at' 1er house. No. i>", West t-th
street She wa? eighty yeara old. The fu?
neral will he held at the MSdleoa Avenue
M"thn?ii?t _p?loeepal Church t?.-norrow ,
aft?'inoon at 3 o'cl-'ck. I
MRS ANNA BBLUB TAINTOR. -slf? of
Rdward M Talntor. died "*est_r_s** at her
boni?'. N? 57? Broada ij Her husband Is
in tho iHiok twatheSB at Nfe. Ml Pearl i?r?et.
Th.? hiiMrel of Mm, Talntor will be heM
at her home lo iimmhui Bft??iiooa ?t 2
O'elhck. The burial will be at ?'olcheater.
A' !">?. ?'.. M ,; - ' "I M **?*?_? K.
??ark. Hunni?h A. " Ia, ?
gvan Frank Stetn, tbt"_m N >
Hani?, m ?. I ????-.
IIom, anna I ?? r, Ann? n
Kay, ? hatlott?.
>Bn?vr in Bost?n. Maas., Dteetnber K *-?-?
BUndlah <;?>'l''.ar*. ??i?l?,w ot William ".-?an?
Aliw,i, f?f Norwich. CMKB. H'irlil a< till! mtU?
??.mi. private tiaaaa omit _r*w?n
CLARK On __wSd-y Da ?? IttL at
i ?? -,f- of ?"*r ?cm In law, the H?r.
OB*d?a Rank's, ii BrookUna, Ma??..
II... . . ?, '?., ?vl pa o( t?i? Rev. P.
?iri- rear The
funei-nl \?l!? take pi?,?? ,?n Tintad?: morning
?t lo o'clock a? No SS ? 'entre I . Hr?> kiln?.
Interment at I ? Id, Masa.
BVAN6 tit 1 on I "*? aaabow IS,
ltitt. rrsnk Evan?, formerly of s>? fetk,
t,i,,il;.i it th? R " ?'? Anthony if. K.aita
an.l Dr Sam ."1 M. 17? .in.?. I":'?oil 0?%
kosh, V. ,f.
BARRM On J*?i'.iar> I, ??? th? r*_l-snca of
her bob, I'r. Thorns?? .1 Karrt?, Ne Hi East
40rh at, Mvi.i ??-??uiiiniit Harris, in h*r
TTth year, widow of the lite Thorn i* J Har
iis. or Claret?oSC N- Hi Funeral atiisaaa ai
h-r lute r?sider., ?.. N?? ".7 Baal ? '??* ??.,
W*? ~ lag January .1. ?I 1" ,'clock.
HOVT Al .ve-. Can?an. Cobs., an Monday.
Januar-.- 1. 191**, Kona E Cvannaa, wlfa of
Stephen B. Hort, . ir?, '"-nierai Mr
?rill be heM m Mf BM <??_, Ma???
?i N?. v Canaan,, on Tjith?lay J?o tary -i. ?t
2 .. l?,*k ij. t,i. Cairl.-iife? in wnitlng ?? New
'?.iimn stml'.n tari '??g ?Iranil ?"entrai
Depot at 12:03 noon
K\*- On Monday. January I, MUs ?"liarle???
Kay, daughl r ot the late Sir,,or a?, | ?Tisrloit?
ha? and ?tatat ?>f Mi * Brama '?:.??. M??. rv??
?, H el ton an?l Mr?, John A, Bh4Md. Funeral
? her r *td?-r<*.-. No Ma Weal ?iOth at..
U'.-iln.?' !??>-, January i<. 1 p m I'lease omit
- flew,? r*.
I.ASHI-.i: 't Vonker*. M Y., oa Sliada**, D*
leinl.'r SI, IM1, John K T.i-n?t l'uneral
?ervlce at hi? I??* residence. No. ?VI r_ltr_4?
ave., y?*__tra, N. V.. on Tue-lay morning, at
10:40. Schaaartsdy paper? please ?*opy
gPENCBR?Oa .-atur.la.... I. ? ml. i .T4?, at hi?
house. No, !t W?-' IStB 5' , Kdward? Spencer,
?on of Harvej Speq ei ?ad Sophia K?lw?rds
^(??ni-er. l-'uneral mrvliei? ut Trinity ?.'liureh,
H_>adwav and Wall et . OB T'loxUy, January
2. loi? at It o'clock. Kindly omit flower?.
MOt NT SINAI HOSPITAL,
At a ?p.'ciai aseetiag ?f ?he ii?_ir,i of Dtrtetaag
of the Mount Slnal Hospital. h?>ld .,n - inda?,
pBceoibw 7tl. K?ll. ?be member? t,a?lng i*en
inf.,nne,| ,,f th?- demlf?" ,,f Abran N. t?ieln.
th?.lr f?ll??W director, exprea?*d their ?entl
iii?-iii? In the fchowiiiB reeolutlon:
In ? I-.? isath of Ahrum N. i?lein In the prim* ?f
Id? imefiil life. <?ur ll?tltut'or hga auffered g
?reat lo??. although hla aer.lce on our Hoard
of Director? had i-overed only ? brl? ?-riod,
lie Bbowed tlia' qyl?-k ?ra?p and deep lnt-re?t
?rhleti proved ih_t the poor and ?nffcrlng had
In h 1 m a i?.??ai ?Iflc-lent and devoted worker hi
To :?. hi*1 fellow wn.ker?. he had truly en
,!.,i,,l ?.Ii,??.? ?f nn,l wr teal a ?!?.>p cense ?f
..,,:,I l?.?? In hit uhUmelv death. To the
memter? ?>f the bereaved family ?e exiend
our ?leopeat ayninathy la the Irrnmrable loa?
i hat they hav? ?n????lned.
It was further r?solve?! that ?he B'iard of Dir*<*.
l?,rs Hltend the funeral ?ervlce? In a body, arm
? the Unit of the h<-pr.al he placed at half
U If. f, r ll'l.e <i* ?.
8. HF.HBKRT WOIJ_i.
TM'I.KY Jessie vvilo?->a Tapley on Sundav,
i??.?-emher :tl. Hill Funeral aervtce? T_e?_ir,
Janua'-y -. ISI?. m? ?h?* _M?e ?'f George W.
T?nl?*?. I?!- ""-?ild. M ?
VA1NTOR iB-mary I, l-i_ Ann? Helle. w!f? of
p*d?jrard M. Talntor. For. era I at her late resi?
d? nee. No SS79 Brotdw?), \. v.. on W?1nes
,Uv. Januarv .",. 2 n. n_ Interment ?Mirhestsr,
i'? nn . Tharsday, ,lan?_i?' ??
233d Sc Bv Hir!?m .Trnin and by Trollas.
?" -,., ?ai ?j, ?y y
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Chapsl?. Privat?.Roomi. Privat? Ambultac?a
Tsl. 132* Chelsea_
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