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IE DONNE CURI?SE"
A New Opera at the Metropoli?
tan Opera House.
It does not seem as If anything except the
disparity between the style of the work
?jjd the dimensions of the Metropolitan
(mera House can prevent the new opera
produced there lust night from winning a
complete success The opera was "Le
nonnc Curi?se." the book a paraphrase of
Carlo Goldoni's comedy of the same name
by Count Luigi Suganu, the music by Lr
jnanno Wolf-Ferrari, who is now on his
way Hither from Europe and is expected to
Ije on hand to witness its repetition next
?Saturday. The opera Is not a new one and
is not in the list of publications controlled
by th? house to which our Optra is chiefly
tributary. Neither does Caruso, Destlnn or
Amato uko part In It So It docs not Men
to have iv-n felt necessary to wait u few
days In order that tho presence of the com?
poser might give brilliancy to the occasion.
Good. "Le Donne Curi?se" needs no ad?
ventitious beli.s to win its way to the ad?
miration uf the cognoscenti, the only dan?
ger Which threatens it Is the want of Inti?
macy between performers and audience
which tho comedy and music call for. Per?
ils ev< r? this deficiency will be disregard?
ed out of sheer delight In the hilarious com?
edy and sparkling and effervescent music.
Book and score of the opera hark back a
centur> r more In their methods ot expres?
sion. The incidents of the old comedy are
as loosely strung together as those of "Lo
jioize <li Figaro," and tlie parallel is car?
ried further by the similarity between the
Instrum? :':i! apparatus of Mozart and
Wolf-F.-ri .n-i and their dependence on
melody rather than orchestral or har?
monic device a:? the life-blood of the
music upon which the comedy floats. , It
is Mozart's orchestra that the modern
compos, r uses ("the only proper orchestra
for comedy." as Derlicz said?, eschewin;
even those "epical Instruments" the trom?
bones, whbh Mozart also omitted In his
"Don Giovanni" until his German natur
led him to turn Da Pontes comic opera.
into a tragic ono with the advent of the
supernatural element in the last scene.
It would not do to push the parallel too
far, though a keen listener might feel
tctnpted also to s-e a point of semblance
in tiio Teutonism which tinctures the Ital?
ian music of both men; a Teutonism which
adds an Ingredient thnt is more to the
taste of other peoples than that people
whose language is employ?*d. But whilo
the Itallanism of Mozprt was wholly the
product of the art-spirit of his time tho
Teutonism of Wolf-FVrrart Is a heritage
from his German father and lt3 Itallanism
partakes somewhat of the nature of a re?
version to old Ideals from which even his
Venetian mother's countrymen have de?
parted. There Is an almost amusing il?
lustration of this In the paraphrase of
Goldoni's comedy which the composer
took as a libretto. The Leporllo of Da
Ponto and Mozart has his prototype In the
Arlecchino of the classic Italian comedy,
. - but ho has had to submit to so ?treat a
metamorphosis as to make h.m scarcely
recognizable. Put In the modern "Dome
curios?" we have not only the old flgnre
down to his conventional dress and antics,
but also his companion's Pantaloon and
Columbine. All this, however, may be bet?
ter enjoy.-d by those who will observe them
In th representation than those who srUI
only read about them, no matter how
deftly the analysis might be made.
It Is Mosart'8 media and Mozart's style
vhich Wolf-Ferrari adopts, but there are
traces also of the Idioms of others who
have been universal musicians rather than
specifically Italian. Like Nicolais "O
susse Anna" (Shakespeare's "Oh, Sweet
Anne Page"). Wolf-Ferrari's Flodno
breathes out his languishing "Ah, Rosa?
ura!" And In the lively chatter of the
women there Is more than once more than
a suggestion of the lively gossip of Verdi's
merry wives in his incomparable "Fal
stiiff." Wolf-Ferrari is neither a Mozart
nor a Verdi, nor even a Nicolai, as a
melodist, but he Is worthy of being brack?
eted with them, because as frankly as they
ho has spoken the musical language which
to him seemetl a proper Investiture of his
comedy, and like them he made that
language characteristic of the comedy's
personages and Illustrative of Its Incidents.
He has lieen bruve enough npt to fear
beini,' called a reactionary, knowing that
there is always progress In the successful
pursuit of beauty.
The advocates of opera sung in the lan?
guage native to the hearers will find an
eloquent argument In "Le Donne Curi?se."
much of whose humor lies In the tsxt
and is lost to those who cannot under?
stand it despite the obvlounne.se of its
farcical action, on the other hand, it must
have been gratefully felt by many others
that they were not compelled to hear the
awkward commonplaces of the English
translation of the libretto. . The German
Version, in which the opera had its first
hearing in Munich six years ago. Is in a
Vastly different case?neither uncouth nor
halting, even though It lacks the character?
istic fluency essential to Italian opera
?Wn*a; yet no mor?- than did the speech of
tnost of the singers last night. The rlppla
and rattl?- of tho Italian parlando seem to
be possible only to Italian tongues, and
there wer? several musical numbers which,
we fancy, Slgnor Toscanlnl would have
been ?lad to have taken ?nore trippingly
had ht- not been obliged to consider the
majority of tho singers. Of the principal
?*luiru< ters only two were represented by
Singers lorn to the Italian manner, viz.,
Bcottl and Plnl-Corsl, though Beftor
SeguroU seemed lesa hampered than the
others. The comedy turns on the curiosity
of a group of women touching the doings
of their husbands and sweethearts at c
club. The entire action Is merely a serios
of Incidents In which the women (the wives
hy rifling the pockets of their husbands,
the maiden? by wheedling, cajoling and
Playing upon the feelings of their sweet?
hearts? obtain the keys to the club room
?ad secura an ?ntranos, only to find that
?eteiid of gambling, or harboring mls
P . or iveeklng the philosopher's stone,
* - lng for treasure, as is individually
?hspc? te<l, the men are enjoying an inno
fBB supper. In their eagerness to aee all
?at is going on the women betray their
presence. There is scolding, contrition, for?
giveness, a graceful minuet and the merri?
ment rune out In a wild tartana.
Tier.- has already been some general
aliaract?;rlzatlon of Wolf-Ferrari's music,
hut net enough to bring Its perfections
before tbe fancy of the reader, especially
If It was his good fortune to have been a
hearer luMt night. Its Mozartlan type Is
Illustrated not only in the character of
???any of its m?lodies but also in the use
of rnot.vl |n what may be ?ailed the dra?
matic portlons-the ileot flood upon which
|he dialogue dances with a light buoyancy
,hat la delightfully refreshing. These
MM rue not used in the Wagnerian
?anner, but as every change ?if situation
'?motion is characterlz.-.! In Mozart's
?PrvellouB ensembles by the Introduction
w a new musical Idea, so tb.-y an- In bis
????rn dls.ljd.'s. All of them are Rnety
?oarac ristir. none mots so thun the coml?
w earkl,. H often heard from the oboe
the seen.-s wherein the women gossip
?win the Imaginary doing? of the m*n
? '"t.-ntionai (.(-h0, It would almost seem,
' theats out of which Hameau atada
? ?lalnty harpsichord piece known as "La
The motto of the club, "Iiai.il..
Store i' to ir,(.u*it1t?y proclaimed with
?"less pomposity; Florlndo's "Ah,
with its dramatic descent, lemle
?ntlrnenfal feeling to the love music, and
t,y rhythm which accompanies
t . ' Colombina keeps much of
the be i buDbMnI with merriment, in
th? 1 7"lir!? of the third act, not .?-i,
?n?trumcntai introduction but much
A SCENE FROM "LE DONNE CURI?SE' AT THE METROPOLITAN LAST NIGHT.
GERALDINE FARRAR. RFJU-V. ALTEN. ANDRRADi: FKOIT.OLA. JEANNE MAUBOITRO. RITA rORNIA.
of tho delightful music which follows
is permeated with atmosphere and
local color derived from a familiar Venetian
barcarolle ("Le blondina In gondeletta"),
but the musical loveliness reaches its cli?
max in the sentimental scenes?a quartet,
a ?n|o by Rosaura < exquisitely sum; last
night by Miss Farrar) and a duet between
the same lady and Mr. Jadlowker, in which
there breathes the sympathetic spirit of
Smetana as well as Mozart. This duet last
night won over the heart of the last sk**r*tlc
in the house, if there was a skeptic r? main
ing at the end of the second act. and the
enthusiasm of the audience after the final
minuet and furlana was like a glad invoca?
tion of blessings on the head of the mu?
sician who knew so well that the greatest
effects in art are those which are obtained
by the simplest means, and who made con?
vincing a demonstration of his ability to
transmute his belief into <le?ds.
There Is no time to speak in detail of the
performance, which was thoroughly ad?
mirable as a whole and brilliant In marry
details. The stage pictures were all ap?
propriate and beautiful, and Slgnor Tos
eanlnt'B genius was felt as an Inspiration
which breathed through every featur.- of
the action and every measure of the mu?
sic, ?'tmceridng all this ther? will |
easlon to speak with fuller Justice here?
after. Suffice it now that there were many
calls for the singers after the second net,
many again after the final fall of the
curtain, that at the last Slgnor Toucanlni
was brought out twice SQ that he too might
be made to feel tho popular gratitude, and
that when all was o'.-er Slgnor Gattl-Casaz
za sent a telegraphic message to the com?
poser, who le a pesscngcr Inward bnun?l
on the Lusltanla. congratulating him <>n
the success won by his opera.
The c__t was as follow:?:
Ottavlo .Adamo ladur
Beatrl?- .bann?? Mat
Ro'aurs .??*ral?.lne Kor rar
Florlndo .Horniarrn .Ia.i:o??k?r
runt?lune .Antonio I'll il
l^auirlro . fcngelo I'..'I.
Oolomi'lne .Hella Alte?
EWonera . Kita Fonda
Ariecchtno .Anli.a ?1. B-gurola
>>:ruba|? .Ptetro AoStslo
I.unardo .Vlnc?n_> K.-mhl-'lan
A;??rn?.lo .l'a'ilo Allanen
M?n?-Ko .Olullo K"?-l
in S rvltore .Stefan Bnckt-U?
ts.-rvants, (rftnflnllf-rs, men and Bremen of th. pop
TT. E. K.
OLIVE MEAD QUARTET PLAY9.
The Olive Mead Quart?-t gave Its second
concert of the season In Kumford Hall
last night before an audience of inoderate
slze. The assisting artist was Henry Leon
Leroy, who appear?-?! with the four young
women in Mozart's Quintet for clarinet,
two violins, viola and violoncello.
The two other numbers were Schumann's(
Quartet in A minor. Op. 41, No. 1, and
Tschalkowsky'a Andante Cantablle from
Quartet. Op. 11.
Once again the members of the quartet
proved their admirable musicianship and
lin?- snasmble power* Bspeelallg pleasing
was their work In tho final movement of
the rJchumann number, which they gave
with marked spirit and enthusiasm.
It was a pity that the steam pipes in the
hall could not have behaved themselves,
for their thumping wa_ extremely discon?
STANDEES IN 133 THEATRES
Pire Commissioner to Determine Num?
ber for Each at Conference.
Fire Commissioner Johnson sent letters
to managers of 133 theatres in greater New
York yesterday asking them to appear be?
fore him to-morrow morning with plans of
their theatres, showing aisle space, in order
that the number of standees may be de?
termined in the houses under the new ordi?
It has not yet been determined, the Com?
missioner said, whether the new ordinance
applies to moving picture shows, music
halls and athletic clubs. Of the letters
nlnety-nir.?' were to managers In the bor?
oughs of Manhattan, Richmond and The
Bronx. Thirty-four were to manage? of
tlnatres in the boroughs of Ibooklyn and
Paul Orleneff and his company of Rus?
sian players appeared last night for the
first time in America, after an absence of
five years, at the Garibaldi Theatre in a
Russian translation of the first tlv. BOSBes
of Ibsen'- play "Ihrand." To-night the re?
maining four sce.nes will be presenteil.
Orleneff, who has come to America this
time especially for the purpose of present?
ing "The Death of Paul I," by Mara
chkovsky, a P'sy which Is forbidden pr?s-?
entatlon In Russia, la one of the foremost
Russian actors of the day. He Is known
throughout his country and is almost vvor
shlpped by the rank and file of theatre?
Besides "Brand," which strange olay he
interprets with a poetic, misty melancholy,
he will later prem-nt, first, "The Death of
Paul 1," and then "Hamlet," of which he Is.
said to have a very different Interpretation
from that of any other actor, living or dead.
If Orleneff's presentation, even her?-, of
the proscribed play should bring upon him
a ?leciee of permanent exile from his native
country he may remain in America, barn
English and 8? ?" lU? Kntl?Hh ?Peaking
?stage With his intense and powerful
method of acting and his mobile face,
GKBALDINFa PARRAR AND If. JAD
across which potion and pleasure fll
amazing sui*gestivcn?"?s. he would be
uable a?blition t?. 111 * - stag.- here
?'liarles Frohman. who controls Um
"I.a?ly Patricia" for Am? rl?a, lia? an
with Harrison <?rey FI*ke, manag'-r ol
Flske, that Mrs. Flske's New York en
ment this season will be pingad at t*M
pire Theatre, beglnnlnr" In February.
Flske will appear In the tub- r??l" of "
Patricia," a comedy 1? > Rudolf U
which was played at th?- Haymarket
atre in Iaonibm last s?-as"n
Th?- Wilton Lackayc l'lay.-rs will g
new play, entitled "The Rlsht to 1!
it? es." at the Rljou Theatre r.< xt Thuri
January 11. "The Right to Kapplnea
a free translation by 1". ?'. Fa;. trmi
g_0_0_ of Gustave ?.nidio ami P
c i? ?ml Its original title is "Cliacui
\'l<-." and It Is one of the more rec-nt ?
adle Fr;i_i?;ai.s?- suci-esses. Adelaide 1
has been especially engaged to latei
tin? hiiding feminine rob-.
To-day viola Allen win begin reheai
of her new play by ?Haehel ?'rollers,
and She.'' Mr Kdwln Arden will bo
Allen's lasdlng man foj this eagaget
ami has been transferred by Qeorge T?
to whom he is ander contract, from \
simones oompaay, where he win be
c?i ?led on Wednesday night l?y Arn?>l?l E
Another box office Innovation nnnoui
by Ih-nry "A". .?-a?, ago last night Is that
usual seats to be allotted to hotels
libraries win not, as heretofore, u- an
cholee lora,<_o__ Every alteraste row
be reserved for sal?- at the box office, t
enabling the regular theatre patron to ]
?'Ure the b?-Bt seats at the box win?
without b?-lng compelled to seek tho h<>
and pity a premium for chaira In tho fr
l<0WS of the orchestra.
At the annual meeting of tho Stago CI
dren's Fund, hebl at the Hotel Astor y
terday, tho following otfleers wer?. SBM
for the year: Honorary president, 1
Shubert; president, Mrs. Millie Thorn ; vl
presblents, Mrs. V. L. Neldllnger. Ida
Nahm. Mrs. .Sol Smith, Frunces Starr I
Pauline Frederick ; treasurer, Mrs. J.
Van Tine ; recording Bsoretary, Mrs. H.
Bunn, and corresponding secretary. Mrs.
Dlckman. Much satisfaction was aatpreei
at the progress made by the assoclatl
during the last year. On January 1, 19
the society numbered only ten membe
At the present date more than two hu
dred workers are enrolled.
To commemorate the tooth performan
of "The Garden of Allah" at tho Centu
Theatre, a week from next Friday (Jan
ary 1-'). Nahan 1'runko Is planning a sp
The first of Beatrice Herfords mnnologi
entertainments this season will be given ;
the Lyceum Theatre to-morrow afti-rnoo
Seats are placed on sale this morning i
the Harris Theatre for the opening pa
formance of "The Talker," to tak? ?la,
Monday, January 8, with Tully Marsha
and Lllltan Albertson in the cast.
Marc Klaw, of Klaw & Erlanger, Is t
sail to-day 00 the North German Lloy
steamer Kronprinz?-*. In iVcillc. He ls> gt
I Ing to Berlin Bad Vienna, returning by wa
of Paris and London. Mr. Klaw will prob
ably BITSngS >*"r ,l pro'luctlon of "Th<- Pin
Lady" In Merlin next autumn, and for th
possible production of "Ben-Hur" In botl
'Germany nn?l Austria. He expects to mee
Franz I_*har, composer of "The Count o
Luxembourg," la Vienna, and consult wit!
George Bdwardes in I?ondon later aboui
the American production, which Is In th?
hands of Klaw ?_ Erlanget. Mr. Klaw will
return to New York about the first ol
Joseph C. Hmith, the original Apache and
Vampire dancer, will dance with Lillian
Lorraine in "Ov?r Hm Rlv?-r" at the Globe
Theatre on Monday. This makes dancers
of five different nationalities in the new
production?French, German. Italian, Rus?
sian and Irish. There will also be an
American chorus of dancing girls.
(?reste Vessel la's band will be the attrac?
tion for the Hippoilrome concert on the
evening of January 14. On this occasion
Mme. Lila Royer will be the soprano solo?
ist. The seat sale for this attraction will
begin Monday morning, January 8.
;DR. HILL BACK FROM EAST
I New York Pastor Says His Pe^ce
Mission Was Successful.
The ':..\ |ir .lohn Wesley Hill, pastor of
th? M< ?ropolitnn T?-mple and BfOetdanf of
1 ?ho Inlernntlotml P?a.e Korum, rOtnWod to
| New Vork ycst.-nlay from B foar m'inths"
pence aaawlen in the i-'ar Bast, wbleh in
?''.'l-.l .la;-an. ?"hlna. und the Hal
fia il? \.iii be th.. ?li.'?? ?,f Preetdeni
Tuft iteTit w? ?-k and will then present t<>
him peace in? ?u-ik's that hi- ro -elved from
?h? Kmper?r <?f topea and government of?
ficial* of othav countries
l?r. Hill eal.l In the nth-e of the Inter?
national Feu??, Forum. Madls?m av< uu?
und Thirty-fourth stre.-t, yexterday that ho
l-.-itttti th? work In Japan and that It went
Hlouly at first, but tl.at alt.-r a few WSeSS
of private and public work ho found a
growlnic Interest ??noun tb.- r< -pr?s,-ntatlv.?
m.-n of Japan In th?? peu. e ?auso, .-elding
that though th? military si Irlt of Japan Is
fr?-?|iietitly discussed, y-t Japan I? ?
tlallv a peaceful nation.
Speaking of his visit to China, Dr. Hill
said: "I had a number of Interviews with
tho leaders of the r??volutlon. I found I?r.
Wu Ting-fan* thoroughly eoneoerstoo' to
tho causo of a republican form of govern?
ment, de'-hirlng bis purpose t?? udlu-re t..
tb?- republic until Ita permanent establish?
ment. The leaders of tha new movement
In China hold the Vnlted States In hltfh ?s
teem. They repeatedly told me that our
(?onntry was their Inspiration, and that It
was their ambltlon'to shape their Institu?
tions and policy after our irovernment ainl
administration. Dr, Wu Tlng-fung ac?
cepted the honorary presidency of the
International Peaco Forum for China and
will lead tho organization as Hoon aa con?
ditions become settled in China."
AID FROM J. D. ROCKEFELLER
Gives $10,000 to the Tuborculosia Pr??
ventorium for Children.
The Tuborculosis Pr?ventorium for Chil?
dren, at Farmingdale, N. J.. announced
yesterday through Its pr.-sldciit, Marins
M. Marks, that John I>. Km k, feller had
subs? ribed $10,000 toward the n?-w build.ngja
of the Institution.
Mr Hockefeller's gilt Is contingent upon
$140,000 being collected from other sources.
The total cost of the buildings is to be
$160,000. Of this sum HH.wi has already
been subscribed. Mathen atruus u one of
the principal givers, his subscription be?
Alexander Webb, treasurer of the Lincoln
Trust Company, and President Mark- ore
In charge of the campaign to raise the
t2i.,oao necessary to secure Mr. Roche*
London, Jan. a.?Harry Lamprey llrown,
of Brookllne, Mass., and Helen Ktoney,
daughter of Mrs. Oalllard M Stoney, of
Kan Francisco, were married this morning
at Bt. Qeorge's, Hanover Square. The
bride's sister Catlu-iltia BCted as Miss?
maid un?l William ?i. <5uun was it man.
FRENCH TO HOLD DINNER.
The French Soci.-tl?- of WOW York will
holl a dinner at tho Cafl Martin on Febru?
ary 6 to commemorate the signing of the
first treaty between Frame and t!i> I'nited
States in 17HN. M. J. J Jusseran.l, the
I'ren.-h Ambassador, will be the guest of
honor. Among the other speakers will be
Attorney ?'nierai Wtrkersh.'im and tpppty
Whit,-, feriar Aaseasaa^ae lo Ftapjaa
YVONNE DE TREVILLE HERE.
After an absence of .-?. vnal reara from
this country M'.ss Yv.-i.m- t?a Tr.-vlll,., ft
soprano of this city, n-turm-d yesterday on
the Bed Star liner Vad.-rlaml from Ant?
werp. She will make a i.-n'-rt tour of tbl
country. While singinK m Bt. I'e?. rsburg
Miss de Tr.-ville received an offer from the
Boston opera Company-_
J. E. SULLIVAN OUT OF DANGER.
James E. Sullivan, secretary of the Ama?
teur Athletic Association, who has been
seriously 111 for several days at the Bret?
ton Half apartments, ?Kith Street and Broad?
way, was declared last night by his physi?
cians to be In r.o immediate danger. It
was said that his fever had ahate?l consid?
erably and that. alth<muh he was still
seriously 111. there was nothing in his pres?
ent condition to cause apprehension.
?FUNERAL OF DICKENS HER!
That Is the Plan, Unless Hi
A cable dispatch received yesterday froi
Mrs. Kate I'.riininl, of London, sister C
Alfred Tennyson Dickens, who died sur'
denly at the Hotel Astor on Tuesday, int:
mated to William C. Glass, one of th
rnanagers of Mr. Dtckens's lecture torn
that tho funeral ?would be hel'l in thi
country, subject, however, to the approvu
of the lecturer's ?laughters. Mr. Glass sal
that be had sent a message to the daiiKh
fis In Australia through the J. <_ N. Tai
Company, under whose direction Mr. Dick
ens lectured In Australia and England, bu
had recel veil no reply.
(',. \V. Laarraai???, of Pelham, whose wlf
\?as a ?'oisin ?>f Mr. Dick? ns, telephoned t?
Mr <:ia?s y est _rOs g I?"****tmg, leaving al
details relating to the funeral In tils hands
Mr Glass said that he did not think then
aras say ail!, bal that he had not gon?
over tho lecturet's papers carefully. At th?
suggestion that Mr. Dickens had over
worked on his lecture tour, he declarer
that he liad only doMvoted thlrty-thre?
tares In over two months.
I . | memorial meeting <>n the hundredth
i anniversary of Charles Dicken?'a birth, ai
I which iiis BOO w is to speak, will be held ai
in-d?-.]. I, i rdlng to Robert Ersklne
i:iy. chalrrnaa of the committee in charge.
Hamilton Wi ghl Habla will preside, and
Btlona tVlll be passad on t Re death of
Alfr??l T. Dickens. The night before will
be marked by <? dinner at Delmonlco's un
d?r the auspices of the Dirkena Fellow?
ship, which will renew the aaso?latlons of
th?- dinner given la honor of Charles Dlck
ena nt that restaurant when lit? was here
I in April Ifdl Beth Ix>w will preside and
several men who attended the former dln
n? r are sap? !"? to be present.
H. B. HATHAWAY'S WILL FILED
Brother and Two Daughters Oet
RociVster Brewer's Estate.
I it- Tstosraeh to Th" Tribune.]
Rochester, .Jan. L?By the will of Henry
i?. Bathewey, ? paemlasnt brewer arm
ehnrcbman, who died ?n December n. J
Charles Hathaway, ? brother, of New
Tort '"ity. ami two daaghtera Mlai Lucy
[O Hathawa) '?! New York, and Mm.
Robert Averlll. wife of a former Assem?
blyman, of tali -ity, share his entireaatata
There Is $1" 00 In realty, In aiMltlon to
an Immense personal estate, as Mr Hattui
way bad botdinss la many companies and
was one of the owners of tba Hathaway
& ?lonlon brewing plant hero and was con?
sidered t.. be ?>n.- of Bochsotor*e wealthiest
citizens. The will wan probatel to-day.
HENRY GUY CARLETON'S WILL.
When Henry ?luv ?'arletnn, a well known
author and playwright, died on December
in, l.?lii, at Hot Springs, Ark., ha left l?-s3
than $1,000. Ills will was Bled yesterday
In ?the Burrosatos* oflce. carl? ton left his
? Dttra ?stab- to "bis dear friend." John
(Cleveland ftaitHtd lb- did n-y. mention his
tare sisters, who liv.- la Hlet, Planea
MOST OF ESTATE TO CHARITY.
William Went/., appraiser, made a report
to Surrogate K.-tebam, In Brooklyn, yester?
day, of the value of th?- estate left by John
Corle1/, th.- eerrlaaja manufacturer, who
Bled last June. The estate amounts to
$2t>!.. 198, most of which goes to charity.
Amolli* tin Institutions to receive bequests
ur?- the Matara of the l'oor of St. Francis,
$31,106; St. Mary's Hospital, $21,106; St.
Catharine's Hospital, $??1,166, and St. Cath
urlnes Hospital Asm? latlon, $21,166.
WHAT IS GOING ON TO-DAY.
t-. ...l.nlijslun to the American Museum of
rr,,Nal,.r,l Tll.tory and lbs M-tropolltun
Museum -f art
Meting of thu -..?-t.-ty of New'York State
\v''Iik:i. .\'nld..rf-.\??.?rln. S:M p. m.
tfset-aa of UM UaWsttrVS Leugu.?. Waldorf
Astoria, ?i p. ni.
ninii-r of the Hotel Men's A???ocia?lon of
N.-w York Sty, Waldorf-Astoria. ?1.1"
Mf.tln? and ei'PPer of the N??v York ?'ounty
iSwyata, Uota\ Aster, ? p. m.
Public leetttl-i of ?In llo.'r.l "f H.lucatl.in,
S 15 d m : Manhatt:M l'ut Ile School
? 7 4fM str.'.i. test of Third avenue,
'plantation Ufe Te day In t r?. ? Missis
iippi Vaii.-y." rromk Bauebac; pubi?.:
Rchool 88, Ko II*? W.'st -8th ilre-'t. In?
candescent Electric l-fbtlBg." 1 h.-odoiv
. tonaa; Publia School M ISOth ?tre.-t
ami St 'Moliente avenu?. '?The l'i.naiiiu
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,,V,,,.,i no No. 228 Bast 7i7ih atroot "The
M?kln* if N-? ?III?).?." Sydney Neville
i ??h? r. rui.iu' School M. Hesier. ?Sesos
, i N'?rf'.ik rtrects, "Th. Texan sad His
il Cornelius Itab? ; Publl? s.-hoai
?5,10th atreet. eaai ol Avenu? n. -Max
' ?? [?lyss?.- O. Wi??'?''?. Publie .s?lio?,i
<aa rt?ili street, west of Fifth avrnue.
" ;;? :',.,? ,..,. a. son. Public SoKooS
ii'7 nui str.'.t, seat >.t fclfhih avenu*?,
'-'r',,;',!,,? ol M...I"?. s..,,,- Ito-.rt
Schumann an.i totter* Ft aim." A??, -????i
m^-l Barclay l>unham; Public Sohool IS3,
?.?i!! ??i.'.i. west "' Amsterdam avenue,
?-ri ?? I'lil.f E??d of Ivlucuti.-.n," .(..lui ??.
l.-itlKl?; iM.titutr ?Hell, Ne. |J- 9*M
I4j_th s?raeel. "rolk s >ng? of Italy."
?\ Armetrong: Labor Temple,
?Actlc_rut coritir o. 14th etrrtl and Seo
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r'l.ur I 1 "I-. No* V?.rk I'ul.llc I.l
?,: ?. Ne ii-' Be?. ??? !?.r"l't',_'Dr
Samuel Johnson, ' Mai..- Albert Akersj
M Luke's Mall. No 483 Hn?aon rtieeL
South "f ?-lirlatopher Hr.-?,."Agricultural
Wonders >'f ?!??? .Ml-dle U'.-et,' ,l.-.?ph _.
AoDlcy 'The Bronx?Horrit High .S-li..?.i.
iil.ii. itreei and ?Boston Boe?J. -i'hyalc-l
a?d rtiemlcal ?"hang?-?.'' WlU'otn L. Ei
Tabrooke; Publie Sch?>ol ', Fulton and
Third avenues and l"3d ptr?-<-el. "France,"
?oui*. F ?"Try; Public Scli?ml IS. ? at
n'enter avenue, near 240th ?treec-t. Wake
field "Hlit.trlc Quebec," L're O. Mitchell;
Public School 3?$, fcaitle Hill avenue, b?.
iwj'-n Wttion sitfl Black Hork avenues.
Cnl.inport. ???'nnn'MntlnopI?. ihe Oate of
Fnl?clty" Charle- \ k. Dwlsht. Publlo
School 471 Brown Place and 130th street,
"Algiers ana Algeria," Mra. Jennie P<7une
rene Haney. -.. ? J
J08EPH P. COOPER.
Joseph P. Cooper, president of the J. P.
Cooper Lumber Company. Inc., died yester?
day at his home, at Rutherford, N. J., In his
elghty-stxth year. Ills death was due to
concussion of the brain, which resulted from
his being knocked down by a runaway
team In Manhattan on December 19. He
was apparently recovering when his condi?
tion took a turn (or the worse two days
ago. Since then he had been sinking rap
Born at Widtby. England, Mr. Cooper
came ta this country when he was twenty
one years old. He engaged In the banking
business. Later he became Interested In
politics In Manhattan and was elected to
the Assembly in 1863. He refused a renoml
natlon, but again took up the banking
business and became president of the At?
lantic Savings Bank here, and also served
later In a similar capacity in the Bond
la 1880 Mr. Cooper moved to Rutherford
and thsre established his lumber company.
He was at one time Mayor of Rutherford
and held other public offices. For a time he
was president of the Rutherford National
Bank, but resigned this position several
years ago to devote his entire time to the
Mr. Cooper leaves one son. William T.
Cooper, and three daughters, Misses Elea?
nor H., Anne T. and Alice L. Cooper. He
was a member of the Jerusalem Chapter of
Masons, In Manhattan. The funeral will be
held at Orate Episcopal Church. Ruther?
ford, to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The burial will be at Hillside Cemetery.
HENRY TALBOT METCALFE.
Henry Talbot Metcalfe. Deputy Tax Com?
missioner for the Borough of Richmond,
died yesterday morning at his home, No. 104
Davis avenue, Livingston, Richmond. He
was born on Staten Island fifty years ago,
and was a descendant of ?me of the original
Huguenot families which set?lei on the
Island. His father was at one time county
Judge of Richmond County. His wife, two
d .Ughtera and one son survive. Ha was a
member of Tompklns Loige, 9). and A. AI ,
was one of the organ.zers of New Do?p
Council, R. A., and was the oldest past
regent In the district.
MRS. MARY AUGUSTA MOORE.
Mrs. Mary Augusta Moore, widow of Dr
Samuel Preston Moore, surgeon general of
the Confederate States army, died or. Tues?
day at the home of her son-in-law, Senator
Howard R. Bayn*. at New Brighton. Staten
Mrs. Moor? was tho daughter of Major
Jacob Brown, V. S. A., who was killed In
the Mexi?*an war, at Fort Brown, named
aft.?- him. now Brownsville. Tex. Her hus?
band. Dr. Moore, was also in the old
Cnlted States army, and was with one of
th?> first detachments ordered to cross the
Plains in 1M9 and make a permanent sta
?.iri it Fort Laramle.
lie was accompanied by Mrs. Moore and
her tnfant. bclteved to be the first white
baby to cross the plains. Mrs. Moore leaves
a steter, Mrs. Van VII?-1. widow of General
Stewart Van Vllet. V. S. A., and a daugh?
ter. Mrs. Bayne. She also leaves four
grandchildren, two the children of Mrs.
Bayne. ard two others. Dr. Charles Lloyd
Moore, of West Virginia, and Mary, the
wife of Marches? Raffael? Mazzaceara. of
Naples, Italy, the c+rthlren of a son now
dead. Mrs. Mooro had nearly completed
her eb-hty-fourth year.
VERY REV. E. H. PORCILE, 8. P. M.
Tho Very ROT. Eugene Henry Porclle,
S. P. M . formerly rector of the Church of
our I.ady of Lourdes, Brooklyn, and father
general of the Fathers of Mercy, died
Tuesday in Belgium.
He was born In Paris, France, seventy
four years ago. and eame to this country
not long ufter the establishment of the
Order of the Fathers of Mercy here. In
1*.?; he came to Brooklyn and was assigned
to a small chapel the order posessed in
East New York. Father Porclle built the
present church of our Lady of Lourdes,
which Is noted for Its Grotto of Lourdes.
He led many pilgrimages to Rome and to
Lourdes, and for his zeal was made a
knight of the Order of St. Gregory the
Great by Popo Leo XIII. In ISO? he was
elected father general of the Fathers of
Mercy and left Brooklyn to take up his
duties in Rome. Last January his health
began to fall him, and he resigned his post
as head of the order.
Robert Sherwood, a retired manufacturer,
died suddenly yesterday morning from
heart disease at his home, No. 203 Marl
borough Road, Flatbush. Mr. Sherwood
was born at ?Quebec, Canada, seventy-five
years ago. He came to this country In 1855.
Soon afterwnnl he engaged In the manu?
facturing business, retiring fifteen years
For years he made his bom?' In Manhat?
tan. Ten years ago he moved to Flat
bush, arbora he had since made his homo
with his family. He leaves two daugh?
ters. Mrs. F. J. Evans and Mrs. J. G.
Turnbull, and one son. Robert R. Sherwood.
The funeral will be held at his home to?
morrow evening at 8:15 o'clock. The burial
will bo In Wfiodlawn Cemetery
HARRY J. GINSBERG.
Harry J- Ginsberg, one of th?- East Side's
favorite actors, who had played leading
roles in stock companies there for years,
,M,d yesterday afternoon la tha German
He was born In Russia forty years ago
and began to take up stage work soon
after he came to this country. He was one
of the first "stars" In theatres along the
Bowery ami recently had attained local
fame as an interpreter of "heroes" parts
in drama and melodrama. He was the
John Drew of the East Side. The last pro?
duction In which he apeared was the
"Song of Love" at the Thalia Theatre, on
The Hebrew Actors' Club had platmed a
complimentary dinner last night for Joseph
Adler, Joseph Barondess and Wilton
Lackaye. When the club members heard
of Mr. Ginsberg's death the affair was
called off a?,d last ?light the club rooms
were draped In mourning. Ginsberg leaves
a wife and one son. The funeral will be
held to-morow afternoon and burial will be
In Washington Cemetery._
CHARLES A. RADER.
Charles A. Rader, who took office as Dep?
uty Sheriff on January 1 under appoint?
ment by Sheriff Harburgsr, was taken 111
with heart disease at his desk In the Sher?
iff's office on Tuesday and died later at his
home, No. 2i>? West 17th street. Rader
served as Deputy under Sheriff Foley, hav?
ing charge of the serving of civil orders of
arrest, which work he was to take up
again under flu? present administration of
Mr Radar was thlrty-slx years old. He
was graduate?! from the St. Francis Xavier
College and was a member of ?fi-my social
and political organizations, among the lat?
ter the Tammany Club of the Cth Assem?
bly District. I
FREDERICK J. "AYLOR.
Frederick J. Taylor, f?eight agent of tho
New York. New Have? & Hartford Rail?
road, at Port Chester, died while seated at
his desk at the depot at 1?) o'clock yesterday
niornlng. He had bain h? the employ of
the NOW Haven for many years, ami was'
widely known Heart disease was believed
?o have been the cause o* death,
PROFESSOR FELIX ?.. DAHN.
Breslau, Jan. 3.?Professor Felix S. Dahn,
the well known German historian, novelist
and poet, died here to-day at the age of
CAPTAIN DAVID GUITAR.
Columbia. Mo., Jan. 3.?Captain David
Quitar, elgbty-flve years old, a veteran of
the Mexican and Civil wars and a 'TPortr
nlner," died here to-day from pneumonia.
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MR8. AMANDA M. DE GRAAF.
Mrs. Amanda M. DeGraaf. widow of Henry
P. De Graaf, died last evening from old age
at her home at Yonkers. She was born In
New York State eighty-five years ago. Up
to a few years ago. when she retired from
active work. Mrs. De Graaf had been rauoh
interested In charitable and church affairs.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth
M. Cochrane, wife of Henry D. Cochrane,
a real estate operator, with offices at No, t
West 125th street; seven grandchildren, and
ten great-gran.lchlldren. Her husband, who
died In 1(94, was for many years president
of tha Bowery Saving? Bank. The funeral'
of Mrs. -De Graaf will be held at her home
to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock, and the
burial will be in the family plot at>8ch?tv
cctady, N. Y.
Martin O'Donnell. for the last thirteen
years chief clerk at tho Municipal Lodging
House, in East 23th street, died last night
In the Metropolitan Hospital, wnere he wee
taken a few days ago, suffering from dia?
Mr. O'Donnell was fifty years old, and
lived at No. 142S Second avenue. Ha was s>
widower and leaves six children. A son Is
attached to the United States Army, Quar- ,
termastcr s Department, in Seattle, and a
sister Is a member of the Carmelite Order,
St Helena. Mont
I. is probable Mr. O'DonneU knew more
of the wanderers and outcasts about New
York than any other man. He treated
them with a tenderness that earned their
love and ?x-sp.-ct, and many of the thou?
sands of men who have applied at the Mu?
nicipal Lodging House for a place to sleep
have called since It was known that he was
sick to know how he was and express 99
hope for his recovery.
MRS. ANNA H. KELLoGG. widow oC j
Joseph Warner Kellogg, died from conges?
tion of the lungs at her home, No. 12]
Franklin avenue, New Rochelle. N. Y., ?nv|
Tuesday night. She was in her elghty-sev- :
enth year. She was born in New York City,
the daughter of John C. Huyler, of New
Jersey, and Huldah Requa. of Tarrytown.
She was married to Joseph Warnor Kellogg
by Bishop Edmund F. James in the Old.
John Street Church. She leaves two daugh?
ters. MIbs LUlle Kellogg and Dr. Fannle H.
Kellogg, of New Rochelle. N. Y.
MRS. MARY S. TIMP80N, ?aridow ot
Charles W. Timpson. Is dead at the home
of her daughter. Mrs. John Williams, Essex
avenue. Orange, N. J. She was seventy
four years old and a native of New York
City. She leaves five children, three sisters
and two brothers.
GEORGE WEIR, a Ovil War veteran,
died yesterday In the S. R. Smith Infirm?
ary, New Brighton, Staten Island. He was
born on Staten Island eighty-two years ago,
and served during the war with the 8th
New York Volunteers. He was a widower
and leaves four children.
Rabcock. James A. Burllut, Frank M.
Brophy, Ulchard J., Jr. Lud-l?n. William.
Burr, Hs-ah J MacKie. Mm ?caret.
(arty, Mary A. Moore. Mary A.
'"??n f-r, Joseph P. Partons, Theron B.
Cropeejr, Harmon W. Quincy. Mary L
De ?Jraaf. Amanda M. Kasey. Plie?*?*. J.
Peely, Lawrence Sherwood, Robert.
Fit i in. Danlei Timms, Mary E. B.
Holllster. Willem H.
BABr*OCK?On Wednesday. January 3, 191&
James A. Bahcocs. In the 81?t year of his as---.
Funeral services will be bald at No. ?1 Poutri
Portland ave.. Brooklyn, on Friday, January ft,
at 2 p. m
BROPHY?On January 2. 1912, Richard J.
Brophy, ir.. beloved son of Rlcherd J. and.
Mamie Brophy. sited 3 years. Funeral on
Frldav, January .1, from No. 881 Putnam,
ave, Brooklyn, at 1 p. m. Interment at
Bl'RR?On Sunday, December 31, 1011. 6ar?h
J Burr, nee rosin?, wife. of eSSSSM E.
Burr, aged fl.1 years. Funeral services at
her late residence. No. 5">0 Jefferson ave-,
Biooklyn, on Wednesday evening, January
.1. att 8 o'clock.
(ARTY?On January 1. 1912. at her resi?
dence, 2459 pitkln ave.. Brooklyn. Mary A.
?*urty ?neo Becker), beloved wife of James
J. fan v. Funeral on Thursday. January 4,
u? 0 o'clock a. m.
COOPER?At. his residence, Rutherford, B. J..
on January 3, 1912, Joseph P Cooper, In tha
with year of his age. Funeral services will be,
held at Orace Episcopal church. Rutherford,
N J . at A p m.. Frliay, January *. 1912.
Interment at Hillside Cemetery, at convenience
of famlh-. Krle train leave? foot of Chambers
at. 1:4.1 p. m.
?'ROK8BY?On January 2. 1912, at his resi?
dence, Cropeey ave and Bay R"ith st,
Brooklyn, Harmon W. ( ropeey. aired 61.
Funeral services at hi? late residence, on
Friday. January .*>. 1912. at 2 p. m. Inter?
ment In ?Ireenwood.
DE CRAAF Amanda at, widow of ths late
Henry P. De Graaf. In her W?h year. Funeral
service? Friday evening, January ft. at *
o'ciock, at her resident. Ko. ft9 Livingston
ave., adjoining Morris ??.. Yonkers. N. Y.
FEELY--?ln January 2, 1!>12. Lawrence Feely.
Funeral from the re?|d, nee of hie eon, Will?
iam Peel]-, Ha tfS Duffleld st, Brooklyn,
Friday, January 5, nt 2 p. m.
FITTIN?On Monday. January 1, 1912, Daniel
Fittln, beloved husband of Eilen Flttln.
Funeral fr??m his l??e residence. No. 419
Bt. Mark'? eve.. Brooklyn, on Thursday.
Januarv 4. at 2PS p m Intermen?. Holy
HOLLISTER?At his home. Hotel Renaissance,
on Tuesday. Januar?- 2, 1912. William H. Hoi
ll??er. in the ?7th year of his ag?. Funeral at
Church of Heavenly Rest on Thursday. Jan?
uary 4. at 10 o'clock.
VETERAN!* OF THE 7TH RKCIMBNT. N. O.
N V M?mbnre are requ. ?ted to attend the
funeral s.-rvlce? of William H. Hellster (4tlt,
Company) at ?hiirch of the Heas-enly Rest, on
Thursday, January 4, at 10 o'clcck a. m.
THOMAS D1MOND, Pr?sident
?UM BI'T?On Tuesday, January 2. at hie late
residence, No. 101 Earn 15th at.. Frank Moae
ley Hurlbut, In his ?1st year, a-ervlct? at bt.
Mark's ?Thurch. F?cond av.-. and 10th st.. on
Thursday. January 4. ?12. at 10:30 a. m. In?
terment at Springfield. Ma?.
LPDDEN-On TSSS-Sr, J?n?iary 2. 1812. Will
lam Ludden. beloM'd huaband of Mary J
niatrhley. In his ?"?th year. Funeral SS?rlBM
at his toase, Ko HI Gates sve.. Brooklyn. ?M
Thursday. January 4. at 8 p. m. New Haven
tCcnn.) papers pieate copy.
MAi'KlE <?n Januar- 2. ll?12. Margaret, daucV
ter of the late Daniel and Julia HltchoiSB
j.,,.!.l (,f N'??ark, N J. and wlfo of JatneS
Steuert MacKJe. of Monlstown, N. J- Fu?
neral ?ervl.eg ??111 *x h.-l 1 In the Church of
the Redeemer, Murrlaiuwn, on Thursday. Jan?
uary 4. at 10:30 a. rr... upon arrival of Lscka
waaaa trslB l'avlng Ban-lav it. at 9 and New?
ark at 0:30.
MOORfcV-On Tuesday. January 2. 1912. at tho
residence of her son -In- law, Senator Howard
K Havn?-, nt New Brighton. Stat*n Island.
Mary August- Moore, widow of Dr. Samuel
rtostm? Moore. late Surgeon Oeneral of tho
?'?-federate Stabe? Army. Funeral ser?, loes will
be held at No. "5 St. Mark's Place. KoOt
Brighton, on Thursday. January 4, H'12. at S
o'clock I?. ni. Interment rrlvato. Washington
and Richmond. VS., papers ple&ao copy.
PARSONS?On January 2, Colonel Theron EX
Parsons, beloved husband of Sarah Day Par?
sons Funeral from his late residence. No,
11? West 12!?th st., Thursday, January 4, S
p m. Interment a? Rochester. N. Y. Roches?
ter papers pieuse copy.
MIMTARY ORDER OF THF LOYAL LE
glon of tho Vnlted States. Oommandery of
the Slate of New York.??"ompanlone are
Informed of the death of Companion Major
Theron g. Parsons. Funeral services
Thursday. January 4. at 8 p. m., at No Ui
West I2i?th St. Ccmp.-tnlons will attend.
1!\- command of the Commander. A. NOEL ,
QUJJK2- At her ro?dence. In Boston, Maas..
on Janutrv 2, l'Jl?. Mary Louisa, widow of
Satmi'i ?.?uin'-y. Funeral se*~1eea will bo
bold St the ?'hapel. For?ai Hill? ?"emetery,
M Pi l.l iy. January 8. at It o'clock.
RA/.KY? Mrs. Phebe J. Raaey, died January 2,
ISUi at her home, on the ?loshen-Florlda,
N Y . -Ule Road. Funernl Friday, 2 p. ***..
from lier late residence.
SllKRWOOIV-.'uldehly. Bt hi? home. No. SOS
Marll-rotigh Road. Flutbush. U-tV-rt Pber
w?-r?l. father of MrH. V. J E.an?. .Mr?. J. ?I.
Turnbull and Rob.-rt It Sherwood. Funeral
?at?lias at his late realdcnoe on Friday ?yen.
Ing. January .1. at 8:13 o'clock. Kindly omit
TIMMS - Suddenly. January 2. 1812. Mary E.
Bttrnott, Wife of Theodore M. Timm?, of
Orange. N. J-. and mother of Walter B.
Timms and Nannie Timms, In, her ?0th year.
??'u?eraI service? at the home of her sister.
Mi?? R- A. Burnett, No. 1 Warren at., cor?
ner Halsey ?t.. Newark, N. J., it 2 (s nt,
Friday, Januarj' 3- Interment private,
THE ajOOINLAWV CEMETERY.
-a*-* 8t. By Harbm Train and by Trolley.
Office. M East 4.3d St.. N. T.
TBtNK E. CAMPBELL 241-3 We?t 2-4 St
?Chapels Private Room?. Private Ambulances.
t._-i r-.-ji ?'??' '???? __
MAIN OFFICE?No. 154 Nassau ?treet.
i'PTOW'S OFFICE?No. 1384 Broadway, or
any American Dlatrlet Telegraph Office.
HARLEM OFFICES?No. 157 East 125th ?treet.
No. C63 West l-5th street asd No. 219 Wast
125th ?treat. _
WASHINGTON BUREAU?Westory BtJiMlng, I