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A Word with Mr. Loeb
and AN ACCOUNT OF RECENT CUSTOM HOUSE EXPERIENCES IN
O-opyrtcht. 2011, by O. W. Sr._:i*>.?
? r/tto al TagMamento, October 12.
a wbabed?you will hardly believe it ?
but la-t Saturday and Sunday 1 really
did Wish. for the company of Mr. Loeb.
Tne com-pany of Mr. Loeb aa Mr.
Loeb is always agretable, but lt was
tne coliector of the Port of New Tork
1 o_n.e& I left Engfeind Saturday
mornlng und< Journeylngr by wRy of
rgla-a Parla, aud the Slmplon. arrlvet!
-v t 6 o'clock Sunday after?
noon. Mcantime, 1 had crosaed three
j^at frontiern, the frontiera of France,
Switzer uf and Italy; all protectloniat
aaantrtea and all plentlfully provided
with eoatom houaes and customs offl
ab_a There are besldc these the rr.u
-ldi~l eofl-OOl houses, where the octroi
collected from all comers.
rta, Lausanne, and flnally
\_ni<-e. :o mentlon only the chlet. 1
h.,i wltb BM two pleces of hand luggage
besiiie- the three regiatered through
ondoa to Venlce. I was there
fore opafl to attack on two sldes, and
te i,i attaeb again.-t which there ls no
jefer e; slnce a colllslon or f:ven a dls
w!th the cuatoms authorltlea ls
the n. Ft futlle of all forms of rr.lsdl
rectcd energy. They have every right
to examlne thoroughly each piece of
each traveller'a portable poasesslons.
The travelier, lf he is not new to the
job. wfl] suhrr.lt unreslsttngly to what
requlred of him. Actually or
cor^tructively he passes through the
custom houses establlshed at each^ of
the places I have mentioned. With New
York and Mr. Loeb ln bls mind he
mlght therefore. look forward to a
troubl- d ^ottrnev. and to a aerles of
,'iona and exaeflons to be nei?
ther evaded nor rcs'.sted.
You n...y suppose that I wlabed for
Mr. Loeh'fl company ln order that he
mlght pr'fl: by all the cxperiences you
imag-n?' I *m Rolng to deecriber ar.d
that he right learn from them new
methods af senitiny. new fornva of ex
tortlon r.r r? stratagems to pra^tia0
opon -rareHwfl Bnt that la not ao. I
do not sugee*t that ln these agreeable*
trte Mr Loeb hss *_nythlng to learn.
He need not come to Europe for les
*cne of that sort. Europe, if ao minded.
mlght well go to achool to him. I have
tra-elled ln many parts of Europe for
forty paora and I do not belleva there
ls a Bflropean custom houae. whether
Russlan or O.imen, Spantsh or Italian,
where legalizei brlgandage ls carried
the sclentlflc completeness
which. sin???? Mr Loeb became Coliec?
tor, prevaili to Naw York. Mr. Loeb
has nothlng to learn ln that directlon.
What I wanted him to see waa norne- I
thing qulte dlfferent. I thought?I still
thlnk?lt mlght proflt him to see how
the dktatet of common sense and
sound bu-teeea principles may be ap
plled to rigld tariff Bj'Btema ln Europe:
and with what reaults. In the great
tfanaactions of commerce ample pre
cautions are taker. agalnst amuggllng.
It i* for the Intereat of the Btate that
they ,?hould I*. But lt ls alao for the
intere.sts of these European Stataa that
the great army of tourlata and other
ti_vel!.rs ahould bo encouraged and
.fcould not bfl drlven away from coun
Ibey are prepared to
ipend great sums of money. The proa
perlty of some of these countr.es de
pends ln a measure upon the expendi?
ture of .oretgncra Their governmenta
have thtrefore found lt worth while to
relax gome of their restrlctiona ln favor
of the bneeller Tor many years past
this process ?;-s been gotng on, and lt
has now brought thlngs to a condltlon
which I am gc.ing briefly to explaln.
As Mr. Loeb la a buay man. I will.
for hia sake, first lum lt all up ln a
sentence. | made the journey from
London to Venlce acrosa France, Rwlta
erland, anri into the Jforth of Italy
without havlng to open a alngle trunl..
-?g or other plece of luggage; or even.
?_pt ln on- lnBtar.ce, to answer t__
?ne-hotiored queatlon whether i had
wjthlng to dedare; or any other quea?
tlon whatsoever. Mr. Loeb. enmeahei
in the vexatioua aubtlet.es of the New
Tork Custom Houae, may think thla
?ory berodlhle That ls one reason
ibesWes th* pleasure of bla aoclety)
why I wbh he had been with me. He
woald then have known it waa tru--,
-?d he as well aa I would have paaeet! |
9.V. th*?* b.':rr!*rn lmmune
A dr^um-tantlal account may tax
Mr Loeh's power* of bellef even more
than the simple general statement of
fact. But it. will give him an oppor
t-nlty of comradlcting me ln detalla,
-nd of expodng my Inaceuraclea?hlrr.
?r any of his partlsans, lf partiaana he
h-ve. in the Press or elaewbere. I will
*_y again. m I aald ln theM columna
bat year that I have no peraonal
rrtevan ?" agatnot Mr. I/oeb, or agalnat
his offlcers. All of them with whotn I
have .orr..- Ln ontact have known how
^ perform their strlct duties with
oWlgtng dvlllty and wltb no avoldable
"-H. then. I landed laat Baturday In
Cabb at li.io p. m.t aa I have landed
**?- and n^oren of tlmea before. A
P^er took rnv two parcela aahere and
btn the cuaton. house on the quai.
w'hen his turn carac he told the cus
toa-s offlcer that I waa going through
10 Venbe The offlcer nodded and
without a word chalked hia caballatlc
"m on my dreastng bag and wrape and
t-med to the next corner. Tbe porter
Wcked thaoD up again and we paaaed
??t at tiu door; the offlclal there on
SUArd Just looklng to aee the mark
*hkh algnifled that they had been ' _x
k?ni_ed." i had not uttered a word
**!?? ?n the custom houae.
at Vi<torla station. ln London. my
ka^vy luggage had been reedafred
tbrouoh to VeaflM Thla ceremony oc
C0Ple. some two mlnutea and coet
^wt $12. Over part ot the routo
!_Nt_ pounds are allowed to paaa
"**, tor the reat of the way you pay
'ar what you have?about dO cci.ta for
**?h twenty pounds. It haa long been
?? custom on certaln routea that reg
l*tered lu?gage ahall be examlned
'Itlier ?t its deatlnatlon or on the laat
?*?atler. At this examlnatlon the trav
**br had to t?e present In person or
b> an agent to whom ha gave hia keya:
the agent being usuallv the conductor
of the train. Even upon this there haa
been an improvement. lf you travel by
a tbrotigb (so c-lled) express and in B
through ear of the Compagnie Inter
natlonale des Wagons-llts, which has
a huge monopoly, you need never en
ter a custom house after Calais, nor
ever leav* the train. At the Swis* and
ltalian frontierB the eustoms offlcere
entered the train and the examination
of through reglstered luggage wa.s
made ln the train whlle ln motlon.
There was n? delay. The train baoajne
a custom house on wheels. Upon this
again there has been an improvement;
at any rate, there was or. this occa
pion. The flrst eustoms lnspector camo
to my tompartment with tba conduct?
or, who told him I was golng to Wmce,
addlng out of his own htad that I had
nothlng to declare. A second lnspector
appfared shortly afterward, usked for
my registration recelpt. which I handed
I hlm, rrm.irkcd otisuaUy that he sup
posed I had nothlng to daolara. re
turned me tho recelpt and vaniehed,
Again durlng this intervicw, _s ln the
Calais intervlew, I had not utterul a
word. The formalltles transacted
themseives. There was no questlon of
fee or tlp. None was usked for or
hinted at; rvldently none was B-POOted,
and 1 gave none. The hour was not
far from H o'ciook Sunday mondagi
the place aomewhere on fwbM soil, be?
fore reachlng Domodosso'.n. where
there are both Bwiss and Itallan cus?
tom hou?eR. I had been eeveral t-BM8
at Domodosaola in old days. lt had
then?say, twenty or thirty years ago?
an evll reputatlon; almost as BVfl 8B
New York, on a less srale, since the
relern of the praaaag Collector baajaa*
But last Sunday morning you naad re-t
bave baan aanara that you were pa?s
ing from IWltaatiand into Italy. BT that
the custom houae *as a tbtng with
which you had any real BOaoaTB
1 will pauee to ask Mr. Iy>eb whethc-i
he really thinks the interest and
reputatlon of hie country are furthered
hy prrv-es-e* of Inciulsitlon with which
older and more compllrated clvllisa
tlona than ours have found themselve*
able to dlspense. I ianded last Nnem
her, fur perhapa the fiftieth time. ln
Llverpool. There also I went through
the custom house and my luggage was
"examined." The lnspector looked at
lt, asked me if I had anything to de?
clare. and. when I sald no, put his
eustoms 1-bel on each piece, und the
ceremony waa over. He had examined
the outslde of my trunks and with
that wa* content- True, England is
nomtnally a free trade klngdom. but
there are dutles on splrlts. on tea. on
allvpr plate. ?">n tobacco. and or. ofber
thlngs of which a list ls given you. or
ls recled off by word of mouth. YVith
reapect to there, either the statement ol
the traveller La ao.< epteu. or perhapa a
slngle trunk M opened, possiblv looked
Into, and closed almost a* soon as
ln New York, aa you know. the trav
eller makes his statement or declara
tlon in writlng, supportf-d by a sort ")f
cuatoniB oath- This preclous document
ta then ignored; tho examlnutlon pio
ceeds as lf no declaratlon had l.eea
made; the traveller ls gr\en to under
stand that he ia probably a llar anci nn
lntendlng amuggler, and the declara?
tlon serves subsequently as a basts for
legal proccedinjs should the custom
house people chooae to conslder that ll
ia ineomplete or Inaccurate, My BBllaf
Bi that nothlng does more- la .ncour
age smuggllng and brlbery than Mr.
Loeb's regulatlons nnd r.ls offlcers'
treatment of travellcrs. What klnd of
respeet for law ls promoted by '.mpty
lng the eontenfs of a man's. Of a wom?
an's, trunka upon tha dlrty floor of the
dock, and overhaullng them with
hands not entlrely clean? If I have
never had to endure. I hav* often wtt
nessed these performance*. Which M
the more decent way, Llverpool's M
New Tork's? And nobody augsrests
that the revenue of Great Britaln suf
fera. or that the !uw le evaded. or that
smuggllng la practised to any lmpor
tant extent. ls It or ls it not practised
under Mr. Loeb's eyes and ln splte o*.
his barbarouB methods? And does the
American now think that the law
ought to dlscrlmlnate agnlnst hlm and
ln favor of the forelgner- as it doe.-O
To us, lt la true, the iaw makes one
con^asion. We are not required to an
swer the eeriee of queatlons put to the
forelgner about his paat llfe. so man
of which are lmpertlnent and not a few
At Venl?e there was nc questlon or
rtiatoms formalitleB. alnce those had
been completed at the frontler. But at
Venice, a* eloewhore. there ia an octroi.
and the munlclpal authoritiea have tbe
legal rlght to make a strlet search for
such artlcles. and they are many. as
are liable to this local Impost. It ls a
right they wholly forbore to cxerclsc;
nor ls H often, lf ever. enforced against
travellers comlng from a dlatance by
raiL There la, however, a fee to be
paid. of which I flrst heard the next
day from the hotel station agent. who
told me he had dlsbursed ln this re?
speet and on my account the sum cf
four cante. It was the only payment I
had made in the nature of tax or duty
or fee of any kind on any or all of 081
telonglnga alnce I left Ivondon, except
Mr. Loeb may draw a dlstlnetion. if
he like*, between the sea frontler,
which he hedges about wlth Inquisl
ttons. reetrlctlons and exactlona; but ls
there u dlstlnetion? A frontler ls a
frontler. and along every European
boundary. as along the seaboard of the
Atlantlc and Paclflc there ls a strlng
of cuBtom houaea and dutles sre punct
ually collected. And there la auch a
thing as a Canadlan frontler, of which
Mr Loeb presumably has heard,
though to lt his Jurladlction does not
extend. I hope he will ao far enlarge
his view as to percelve that between
land and ?t>a boundarde* there ls an
exac t analogy. and that he will draw
for hlmaelf a comparlaon between
j European methods and his own. I am
I sure he will be glad to. I cannot sup
poae thut he enjoya making hlmaelf.
offlclally, and his country, admlnlstra
tlvely, OdtOM to the forelgner who
wlshes to vlsit It; or to the American
Who returns to it from abroad. To be a
>py Im ha* q_M evon in Europe?a de
tectlve and a pOUOflmaa all in one can?
not Lo flgfOMhtfl lo him. My object ls
not to uj.braid him, but to suggest to
him that there are waya of performlng
1 his duty as an offlcer of the law with
ont brtngbig tbfl Uw lnto contempt or
hlrnself and hit country lnto dlarepute.
G. W. 8.
GAYETY AT HOT SPRINGS
Well Known New Yorkers and
Politicians at Hesort.
Hot Sprlnga, Va, Nov. 16.?The soclal
colony at the Hot Sprlngs was augmented
durlnjr the week by the arrlval of a num
bet ol well known persons, among them
Mrs Cornellus Vanderbllt, Mrs Ogdcn
Qofllej Mr. and Mrs. R. Llvlngston Beflflb
man. Mr. and Mrs BL H. Kay, Henry i>.
Senrs and Unlted States Senator T. K.
Burton. of Ohlo, who found already here a
number of flflfl_k_BM Of natlonal fa.ne.
Mrs Wllliam Lane. of New York, who
as Gflasaflfl Seygard, sang a scaaon some
years ago ln the Metropolltar. Opera
! HOMfl. has been Bpendlng several weeks
i nt the Reeaeetefld Wltb Mr. Lane. who Is
t:tklr.g the cure. Mrs. Lane sang some
: ) reneb, Kussian ani Dntflb _?flflb la an
lnforma] concert ln the ballroom the
other tlny. laatlng a couple of hours.
Bome of those attendlng the song recltal
Were Mr. and Ufa Wllliam Fellowes
i Ifotgan. Jullan Hini.iey. Mr. and Mr*.
; Henry White. Mr. and Mrs Rohort Wal
| ler. Dr. l-flTflialer Blddle, Mlss Chrlstlne
i Bhldle, Mr. and Mrs. Franc.ls McNell Ba
I con and Mi ond Mrs. T. Morris Carnegle
end Itra Robert a idack. who accom?
panied tne singer.
Wflfllbfll us ??____ as early Heptember
enttoad eveiybody out of doors most of
tlt>- week for rldes and dltlWa through tiie
B-Otmtalna Wblch hav.- not yet lost their
fail foi'.age, and II fllao r*)egated the
:. eom ? rta with tbflli ? -on.
Mnylng bflfll Of t> i partic?, to the lawn
bmi iba tom ' eourtfl Boma of th* many
flntaflaliilni ol laaa tbera nnra
Ifi an.l Mra Efoward ChappeU Mr*. S.
I \v.i; mh ... Miofl Katbaba Wbflg, Mrs.
Robert Walder, Mr. ond Mra. J. w Hir.
Iman, Mr. and Mra Artemea Relmea Ifra
me i'. i>rap'-r, irho haa etnaa returned
to Bootan; Ifr. and Mrs lf, !.. Ak*r. Mlaa
Loolae QIMoa, Mr. and Mrs. Jay J C__
btra Robflrt de lagrr?t, wiuiam
Dflggfli Mr ond Mrs K D. Ban
eroft, Mr-. Ilani. Lowa Mrs. j C He
. Hi WtUlatn Darrach, Ml
Prh.dovli:. Mr and Mi AcQOlO Nlchols.
Mr>. Preatoa OlbBM and Mr. and Mrs.
Jamea A. MoCYflfl, wbo ba*. gone back to
.V _ York.
- ??.' . f the lata arrlvalfl trom Ifew
York oi. Mrs. Bdward T. Co_|flro_l A.
P. Bckert Rralter Wataen. Mr an.! Mn
I) K. Pomeroy, F F Bflldwtfl. Thomas
N. DebavflflM, Mr. and Mrs. Oeorg. A
Kuhn, Jr . MIs* Helen !*__, CttftOfl Mfl
ben, w. v. BM ? hm R Mai-haU,
i r ArnoM Bdnnmd wiidman, Q W
Kiiutt. r. i ITatta ' -bbley. Mr and
Mn W J Martln*, Bf__fl J H. Wallace.
p. n W-Jb-ca c R Meborhla Mra J
v B-Ilhma. Wait.:- i arey, Qerard Bwepa
; Mr. and Ml- I flf Rockafellow. Mr. and
Mrs .1 Walter fFOOd Mr. and Mrj W
' V. Lawreno-. Q. L Hllla L. A. Landlfl. J.
f I'.-rrv C B V'l'' . and Mr. Md '
? john Breckeai
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
rjrroai Th< Trtbaai Basenav]
Washington. Nov. || -Mra. John B.
! Rendereofl i slabroted ber husband's btrtfc
bj eatettal?__ _ dlnnet party in his
i honor |0-nlght His health aaa pll .
. in water. Ml Of-fJ beflfge for flOflM
! years, to flhfl Ml flf Vfllflk be attrlbutea
' his flSMllent bealtb at elghty-four yeara.
?The guesta to oongt?tuletfl Mr Bender
! son WflTfl th. British Aml.aiwa.lor and
I Mrs. JaaoM Bryes Maaa juaHerand. Jus
I tice and Mra. -fftgbtt. tba Bpeahaf ujid
? ipi Cbnaap I __-*, Mr. aad Mra Henry
i white. Major Qenarnl and Hra ; s
i U QUteepla Mra Joba Bay, Hra RnrlM
i Harrlee-. Lr Chaiiei D. B/eleoli '*
Cblef Justi ? DuUm af Renrada. Vlan
I Benotat d Aajr, Fr*mek oavnl at*
] taflbfl; Henry Le__i Merrla of New York,
and John __. Uanderaea, )r
Miss Attee Qatflfl Panlell, Uaugiiter of
| the Mtntflflav m fa-ttflealand an_ Mrs
' Houtcll, wbose n.arriago lo John Wofld
; Rrnabfl ImM, af Peeton, nt- ooeai in at
. john'a Cbflreb m Tbanba_iv_ai flfler
uoon. wiii oaaartelfl tbfl -flflflabflni of bar
' brMfll party and others at a t?a at the
' i.lghiandw tfl BMOl her flUdd of hflflMH
; Miss C-nata_-_a Angaflflaa. of (?ttaw?.
| . anada. Ofl Tl.ur*t_ay Mlas Jullan Masou
! will give a tea in compliment to Mtflfl
| Houtell, and Mtfll Maigaret Worthlngtot.
;_n<.fhei rtdflflflBflld. -_l alfco give a ita
j next week.
j Mlca ABofl Drexet, daughter of Mr. _fl_
'< Mra Joba ? Dren__ ot n?w ferh, ih la
Washington to Bfl-Md tMjme dajs, and ha*
t Mlss Almon wltli her.
[By TeMfl-aab ?- Iba Trlbun* 1
; Newptrt, Nov. lC-Mr. and Mrs. J.
f-'tewart l.amcy bflfll renewed thetr lease
..f the Oagood vllla, Hellevue avenue, for
Mra Samuel l'ow*i, of Provldence, spent
tne week end In NflsVPflTt
Mr. and Mra Jamea Ixiwell r_tnam.
of Boston. are here bi search of a cot?
tage. They flfleapMI the FUnt cottag
on Berkeley flflflnM tuo reasoris a?o
Mr. and Mrs Lawrence I- Glllesple, of
New York, were her* to-day.
Mrs Burke-Kc/ch* haa been maklng a
short vwlt ln Lenox
I CaptHln Wllliam L Rodgers, U 8 N.,
MOOblfiM af th Naval War College, waa
0 (lir-.ner ei.t"ris"n*r this evenlnK in honor
pf Mm Manomb, wlfe of Hrlgadler Oen
eral Montgom-ry M Maoomt*. f fl. A..
! who is vUlting her parert'*, Rear Admlral
land Mrs. Stephen B. Luce
J Frederlck f,ofl" ""'?'* a dlnner last
nlsht at his home. No 1. West 95th
Mreet, in celebration of the engagement
!of hl_? daughter. Miss CHrrle K. Boes. ta
' POfoy Moell.r, Of Urooklyn.
[ Aniong tbe gueats were Mr. and Mrs.
riaraaea CamP-ell. Mr and Mra Charles
H JrattretehT Mr and Mrs. Rlrhard F.
'|_/__ts_ wllhelmli.* Mahr. Miss Mii
dre- Coeter. Charlea Dlaady, Jr.. and
wr.li.m Blandy _
Mr. and Mrs Kdwnrd Nlcoll Townsend.
gt Oarden City. Long Island. announce
tiie mpfliOfliMl of their daughter. Au
rtr*v Falrlle Townsend. to tlordon Ruth
erford McAllister. of Phlladelphla and
^Mr^McAllister is the only son flf Mr
?nd Mrs Charles Bancker McAlllster. of
PhdHdelnhlB. and nenhaw of J Ruther
ford McAlllster. president of tne 1-rank
lln Natlonal Bank. i.f that city
LADY ARTHUR BUTLER HERE.
Lady Arthur Butler. acoompanied by
her daughter. Mlss Rachel Butler. and
her slster. Mrs. IUlph Hlcfcox. of Cleve?
land. arrlvad here yesterday on the
White ?ta> l?o?'r Bnltic from Liverpool
t* attend the Hora* flhow. They were
mr-t ?' tne plpr by IIerh*rt Satter?*?
Bon-in-law of J. P. Morgan.
A Notable Representation of
Few representatlone are given at the
Metropolltan Opera Houae which do not
flll the audlence wlth a keen 8*ns* of ar
tlatlc en)oyment; but lt la only one* ln a
long whlle that an audienoe leavee the
theatre with ewelllng hearts. nerves
a-tlngle and lmaglnatlons rxolted. as was
the case yesterday afternoon, after the
flrat of thla season'B performances of
"irotterdammerung." The world knowa
that there are great slngere at Rlgnor
ciattl's command. that no operatlc insti?
tution In tbe world, lndeed, haa so many
fine volces as that domlelled ln npper
Broadway. The world knoWB, too. that a
great deal of what ia eolled popular mu
,stcal culture la summed up ln admlraMon
of alngers and thelr volces. But lt la ,iot
ao wldely recognlied sb lt ought to be that
there Is a large element of aotind under
standlng, real epprectatlon and lofty
ldeallsm alao domlnant among aome of
our artlsts and a large portlon of the
It waa the meetlng of theae foctors
which made ud the sum of yesterday*
notable occaalon. For four hours the
audlence was beld ih thrall by a great
art work, ln the representation of which
every agent was Insplred by somethlng
more than the de*ire to wln Indlvldual
recognition. The performera were not
all equally potent. but the most lmpor
tant of them were one ln xeoloua labor ln
behalf of the drama which they knew to
be far removed from the ordlnary ve
hlcles of er.terUlnment. Ther* la a great
deal of talk ln Oermany of the psrt
which the Bayreuth festlvala play ln the
moril and patrtotlc upllft of the Oerman
people. Much of the Insplred preachment ls
bombaat and an unlovely affectatlcn, hut
that the festival performance makea for
artlatlc earneetness ls unquestlonable. It
ls equally vrnqueationable that the Oer?
man performances at the Metropolltan
oiera House have done a great desl to
ralae. estahllsh and steady muslcal taste
In this communlty. Grc.it as ls the
I worBhln of th- Indlvld-ia! slnger ln New
I York. It is easier to Imagine a seaBcn
1 without ,-. Carusc. than one without the
' works which have come to be representa
?? t?:. Osemaa Vtssmdaamatai art.
I It ls a nrlklng phenomenon. also. that
the splrit has been 8*88(1*8 ln a two
Ifold wav it has not only developed the
lai-i-red tiv? publlc. It haa also developed
:;_.- appr?latra* nrttst. ln the h'.gh Hghta
I of yesterday's perf.rmanee atood two
I American stagers-Mmc Fremstad and
Mr Grlswold. To them Bayre-ith, Its
blgt r-ri-sts and Its pllgrtms mlght well
ome tc do oh.-lsanre. It ls not casy M
'deeetibe '.n coolly ralculated terms whst
the pr'ser.ie of such ar. artlrt as Mrr.e.
Krrnstad means to the r??l lovers ef tha
Ivri' dratua _BM is a revriutlon that
chall rges evr-growlng wonderment. aa
well as ever-grov.'ng admiratlon. New
Torl has BBW her dev-lonment from a
slmply se-vlceable memMr of the Metro
pagtaa company Into ? lyrlc tragedlem-e
of the hlghrsi rank No more arr.oxing
tha:. her growtl. ln dramatlc power (and
almoat -8 InexpIleabU) haa been the evo
lutlor. Of bar BSBM and technleal aklll.
Adr-.tratlon for the noble beauty of her
rotea ls now paire.1 wlth odmlratlon for
the sheer fl:ier.e?B. rlpeneas and flniah of
her slnglng From Ita purely technleal
alde lt la all but nawless Thoae who un
il<-rstand the teehnlque of the art must
narvel at the m-nner In which sh* haa
develorxd It. bo as not only to make It
.-! lUcnge irandai for iu ewn sak*. but
?BM t" make lt th. perfeet vel.lcle which
lt hb:. heecim* for th* hlgtiiT proelamatton
'ln whl- h lt Is now em|.l">?<l
j It Ih now a tonmonplace to ipeak of
gBad Veeal art *b nee*8sary to the it;t< r
! pfBtatlOB "f Wagr.er'a dramati'- muslc lt
I w_? left for the local Institution to teach
1 that truth to the world. bowaver and Its
I fine* exemplar 1b the wonderful woman
i wi'.o aang and acted the part of Brunn
! hlldr thrlce wond?rfully tn yeaU-rday'e
j repreaentatlon of the coneludlng drama
ln th..- NU-elung tetralogy. It was a per
forB-HMa that fas'lnated and thrllled
and awed, Ir. turn?an lmp?iBor;atlon tlll -d
! wlth ar. liitensity of earneatness t!.- IIU?
of wlurh has not been see- here alnce
! BfOM rr.-rr.Btad l.erself revealed lt tbe
flrBt tlnw. To discua* Its d'talln would
| only teiittle tt Twc thousanrt P88B8I
i ?liowed thelr wondeiing admratlon for It
: k| cuillng the tlnger before tlie curtaln
| more than n doztn Uraaa.
Mmi lYemstad'B companions were I
thoae Who were aasoclated wlth her ln
last flc-Bon a performancsa of the traredy
- Ilerr burrla.i. Mr Unawold ta llagen of
Hplei.rlld fib.-r dramaucally aa well aa j
rmiBicallvi, Herr Well. Herr Gorlta and
Mmfs. I-'ornla, Homer, Bparkee aud Alten.
They must all be lncluded, aa well as the
chorlstera. the Instrumentaliats ond Mr
I.ertr. bi the large roeoaur* of prala* bo
i gladly given to the performance by th*
fne audlenee. Oreat credlt la due to Mr
l!e-u, whom Mme. Fremetod brought for
1 w..rd to receive the grateful plaudlta of
; the audlence lt wae a raverentlal read
Ing whl, h h* gave to Wagner's score and
one beautlfully ? ffectlve In Ita graoed
dynomlcB But lt would be a flne thlng
! for the serlal perfonnanees of the Nloe
lung plsys In the sprtng lf the enda of
i the orchemtra w?r* hooded. Wlth all of
[Ur. Hertr's rare the volume of orchestral
Bound was fr*quently too great yesterday.
H E. K.
MAROULIES TRIO WELCOBIED
Earneet Artiats Eecaive Oordial
Cfreeting from Real M-ric liOTera.
The concerU of the Adete Margulles
'j'rlo are -lwars weleome features of the
muslcal Beason. MIbs MargulleB and her
two usBOClaU-. Mr. IJchtenberg and Mr
H.-hultz, are elne*re ond earneet artlsts,
and thelr work Is alwaya tnterestlng ar.d
pralseworthy Thelr concart laat nlght
waa the flrst of the seoaon, and wa*
given ln tb* new Aeollan Hall before an
audlenc- tt good aia*. Needlesa to eay, lt
was nn audlence composed In the maln of
the lov_r? of real rruslc. and one that waa
dis. ilmlnatlng yet cordlal ln its applauee.
The piogramme was, as usual. composed
of three numbers---Beethoven's Trlo ln B
tl.it major. Op. 17; Salnt-Hafns'a sonata
for vlolln and piono rn D minor, Op. 75,
and Dvorak's quortet In ? flat, Op. 17, ln
which Joseph Kovarik, vlola. wa* the aa
blatlng artlat In all the eompoattlona the
ilaylng of the mualctana was marked wlth
(lell.-acy yet splrit, and wtth an sdmirable
tsense of rhythm, whlle thelr ensembls
work was excellent
Kspeclally well played was the third
movement of the Beetboven rrumber, where
the trlo brought out most spontaneously
the lyrl'- beauty, *dthout even exaggerat
lng the splrit of the eompoeer. Tbe rest
of the trlo was played with preclslon of
attaek. and wlth emoothne** and warmth
* ' I
LECTURE ON THE BALKAN WAR.
The Unlted Red Cross of the Balkan
Allles announces an lllustrated lecture on
"The Halka/i War," to t>e giveii for Its
beneflt at Carnetle Hsll. on FVIday even
lng. November 12. by Stefan. Prlnce Ne
man)lcrj-Duah_njlch. who returna early la
tho week from Montenegro and Bervia. |
THE HORSE SHOW IS OX.
LONDON HOUSE LEASED
Hammerstein Confirms Report
of Deal with Akoun.
Oaear Hammerstein conflrmed yester?
day the report cabled from Lobdan that
his Jxmdon t^pera llouae had been leased
to Fernand Akoun.
"The grase wa* flrtally slgned yester?
day,'! aald the bBBarea rl> . "and I under
Btand |b* house tttU b? deveied to ?(>??.
taculur showa. I am glad to have the
theatre .?fT my hand*. but I am Borry lt
la not to be devoted to more dlgmfl*d
usea The leaae h for ?lx years.
"Mr. Akoun la an Am*.kan who used
to be Intereated ln N'ew York theatrtcalB.
and untll recentiy he has been running
Iv.ina 1'ark ln 1'arls. He |a backed by a
!>er--t. bank .__ Im a man of large
means, so I have nothlng to fear ln re?
gard M hla flnunclai 88800?."
FACTS ABOUT NEW THEATRE
Weber-Fieldfi Muaic Hall Cost $350.
000 to Build- Haa New Features.
The new Weber and FI.-lcLs Musi Uall
ot. Went 44th sfr.-et. whl8b ls to be
opened 01. Thuraday evmlng next, be
Blu.-B havlng 88Bt "-oU.UOu. is on.- of tbe
best .-.jiiipped playhuuaea ln the count->.
The aeatlng capaclty Ifl about l.TOu, BBOrl]
800 of the*e aeats belng on Ibe _lain floor,
baeb of which la a addi praaaaaada. adtb
prouienaci.-s of Btaa maatec arldtb on tb*
BBMMB?B8 and halcony fioorB ln the
hasement la a rathbkeller and caf6.
To llght tne audltorium wlros are hunB
from tho celllngs and the llghts are
ploced tn huge bowls. Thus the ljght 1b
thrown upward Inatead of down Tb*
stage opening Is <0 faat wlde and N feet
hlgh, wlth 90 feet from wall to wa'.!, anc",
with a grldlron 7') feet BbOfB the floor.
MISS OUAVEB'S RE0ITAL
Mezzo-Soprano Wm Generortsly Ap
plauded at Aeolian Hall.
Mlss I?tura Oraves, mezzu-soprano,
gave a sor.g recltal yesterday afternoon
ln Aeolian Hall. Mlas Oraves included
ln her programme songb by Schubert,
Hchumonn, Rrahms, Dabussy and ?O?*
don lionald, which the audlence ap
plauded gcnerously. Th* einger dls
cloaed a voloe nf iom? natural beauty,
but one ol which bad tone production
destroyed Its uuifurrr.lty, wlth the result
that there were varlous cjuallties of
tlmbre and bad breaka between tlie reg
Yet she sang wlth taste and generally
In time. and It is only to b? regretted
that better tralning In tone production
was not eviclent.
William Harrls announces that follow?
lng "A Rlch Man'a Son" at the Harrls
Theatre he will present on Monday, No?
vember 2R, Auguatus Thomas's new com?
edy, "Mere Man."
Marcus Ixsrw, one of the proprietors of
the "Hanliy I'anky" company. was pre
aented wlth a hanflaOBM allver and gold
lovlng cup hy the members of that or
ganlaatlon at the conclusion ot the per?
formance at the West Knd Theatre last
nlght. The preaentatlon speeeh was mad*
by Sheriff Jullus Harburger.
At the Century Tlvatre a hranch post
oitlce haa been opened lu the lobby, at
which souvenlr postcarde, showing 888?88
from "The DBBBjBter ad Heaven" will be
dlstributed, staniped and malled free of
ORGANISTS' SECRETARY OUT.
J. Christopher Marks, prealdent of the
National AsBociatlon of Organlsts, an?
nounced yesterday that Nlcholas De Vore
la no longer a?cretary _ud treaaurer of
the soelety. and that hla paper "The Mu?
slcal World." do*s not repreaent the or
ganlsatlon Mr Marks saya the associa
tlon haa heard that Mr. De Vore has
atarted a rival organl_itlon in Illinois.
At a meetlng of the assoclatlon ob Mon?
day Walter N. Wataon waa elected aecie
tary ln Mr. De Vore'a place, and Cheater
H. Beebe, treaaurer.
CAPTAIN HENRY EVERDELL.
j r?apt-tr. Henry _Bflat__l, who waa for
half a i e-itury r. Biember of the fourth
company of th* Ttb Reglment dled on
Frlday at bls b me. No. B Aiice Court,
, Brooklyt . from hoart dfcMMM Bfl _-?
bon or. .'.in-iary 9% MM. bl Manhat _n.
R joined his farh*r. Wllltam Evrdell.
lr. conductlng an engravmg and prlntlnz
f.uslnei*'. Afterward he nnd h!a Oldeet
..?? ;'..u' Ied tbfl BurdflH Praea wbieb
?.va* Mflaelrad ln 1906. when Captain Kver
i dell retired from bia'.n^s. He belonged
!to Lafa>ctte Post. 1 v>. <.. A. K., the New
1 llngland Socl*ty and the Yeteran Asso
. latloB of bla reg:m nt Bfl laflflM a wlfe.
1 tuc flOM and a daflgbter.
' The hlstory of bla -tflflBy for elghty
j nine yean haa beM interwoven with that
I of his re^iine.-.t. 1'aptaln F.vvd. l.'s
'father Jotaod .!.?- fDUTtfa company in 1__,
laeventeen yeara affr tba org.iD.zation
eaaaa bUo esteteace Mr Kverdeii. sr.,
? had ten sona, and all of then entered
i miutia ei_aala__oaa Poor of them be
\ oaaM BMn_bera ol tba Itk i.._m.ent.
Hanrr Beordell __i_ed tba __rth aom*
Ipeny .n Man h. IM Ba waat to tiw
'front wltb bb ooaapaay ai tn. outbreat
I of tbfl 'ivii war and aar. r yeara,
1 wbea th* re____ent \\a? oaat baeb to New
York c'.:> to betp put down the draft
riots Mi Bvardefi had floae to the war
I us a lleutenant and returned a eaptatn.
On :ua return be feund that r.e had been
I drafted wiiue (Ighilug and. as famlly
i requlred blm to rem.!n ln the __
he was compelled to pay a substttute $-00
te take his plac. Hfl waa ln conseqiience
l out of tiie regliaeal two years. and re
ealteted aa a prlvate ln hia old company
when peace had been re-rfltabUohed. ror
' twcnt) years he serv*.. as quartermaatsr
i of his company and w!,en be rettreJ. In
I iflns, With the hrevet rank of lleutenant
on, 1'iiirkiin j. Everdell, succesded
him ln tha place The reglment preaented
hhn With ar. Offlcer*S aword ln 'oken of
Ita appreetatloa r,t bla long MnrJoa
EX-GOV. WILLIAM LARRABEE.
Clermot'f. Ia.. Bflv. tl Ex-'iovernor
! Wllliam I_.rrnr>*e dled a* his hom* near
' Mra te-daj after an e.tandod limcsa.
Wllliam I_arra_tee was bflrn at I/edyard.
I Ccnn., an Janoary M tftt> He waa the
i son of 1 aptaln AdflJB md Hannah Gal
lup (I_eatcr) Larrabce. He waa *>du
.at.i! ln tbfl r.nimnn flChnplfl Mr. Lar
rabee moved to lowa In iS-3 and beeaaao
a farniet aud later a maaufecturar and
banker Ha carried Ana M. Appelman,
' dertnpnt, lowa He aerved the state
Henatc of lowa for elghteen yeara being
i-halrman of tbe Comml'tce on Ways and
Mcans for al\teen year.. He waa G?w
|emor of lowa from i*j.t> to lS'JO. He waa
author of "The Raflniad' Qu.stlon."
JEAN D. ROLLAND.
Montreal. Nov M nlMII 1> B___flf dled
suddenly from he:.rt dlseaae her-' to-day.
; He was one of ti.e bflflt known merchants
' and bar.Kers tn Canada and ex-presddent
j of the Cfl_B_d_M Maattfa. turers Aeso
! ciatlor. _
I Jcan Damlen l.olland. who was tha
j eldest son of Benator J B. Koliar.d. was
| born ln Mont-eal. !n 1W1 He was sjgfl
Ofltod at Ft. Mary_ College, Montreal,
> and began bl* eareer In the book. papsf
: and fancy goods house catabliahed by his
1 father In IM. lr. UM he tieram. a part
per in the buslnt-aa. On hlb father's
! d^ath, ln IW~. he MOBeoiflfl to the head
o! Uie laaa
Mr. Holland was for several yeara a
netnber of the Jlontreai Ctty Councll, and
' Inter of the l-egisbttlve Councll of Que
. baa He was MM for three years Mayor
I of HocblagH.
JOSEPH C ____?_-.< who was in charge
of the troops tliat hai.ged John Brown for
I treascn at Harper's Ferry. la dead ln
l Verbt-na, Ala. H* waa seventy-nlne years
i old. He held the rank of lleutenant
COLONEL JAMES H BIRCH. who
fought under Oeneral Stcrl.'ng I^ice dur
ir.g tbe Mexlcan War, and was aiao ln the
fivll \\ar, 1? dead at Plattaburg. Mo. He
was etghty-one years old and a natlve of
SENATOR RAYNER BETTER.
Washington, Nov. 16.?Unlted States
St.iator Kayner, of Maryland. who is crlt
lcally lU with neuritls at bis home here.
had a good duv to-day, and to-night
showed some al.ght improvement.
P8I UP8ILON DINNER NOV. 21.
The psl Upsllon Clt>b of New Tork an
nounces that the annual dlnner of the Psl
t.'p^ilon fraternlry. ln henor nf Founders
Day, will be h-.'d at tb* 1 :, in
th- C-.i;. g? Hot i '?? I N -
v*mb*r tt. Pratera I
teed to th* oratocabal part of ?
ln*r"6 enten linn. Bt
MTrttTB DtAltltvrtn?Xtr ?? raaa-ar
181- I Rev. ? A Ma
B~s ?? IS I
Anhur 8. RltcaJ? Ne* V, rn
[NN-RAR1 i T ?
I j;, ard In
Notlees of marrlage* and riettthi. most be
' _rcompanleil by full oanie *uil addres*.
?>_itcr-an. Wllli-m A Uearla ?ttM Y B.
I il- -.. .. .-? . r.. ?'? ird.
COrreU, M-cha A. Behaudt, i ud
1 Poyle, Thomifl, ar. Waldron, uaaa.
Free?iao, A?ael i. Webb, AaBa B I
.;i.-.,r, :!??-: -? "i ang. H*8TB8t M.
K8aa*j ??aaaai v.
Wlliaxd, Mury. _
I BAflBB?IAB Oa Wittmr, Ke?aaafear is. raia
aruilaia ai- -rt BBttanas? uabana
of klt?ibeth Ba(i*n_aa ta8a letzej Kan
eral *?-rvl??* at tli Ute re*i l*-C*. No S
l^fiteit ????? ''?? 8 Osiirsa i?>na Is.ani.
I S**I 8IMraO*?j at 5 o'clock. Ir.urroeet
- BEl'Kl.lj?O* N.v.em'er 1ft. at hla reaidence.
Bf? 18*0 _?.!??* a??, Ahnrr Kneelatid
l!?.i?!i. Ia hla 85th )tur. Nottc-e of fuueral
i CARRO__--On Thursdas. Nc-.eii.ter 14. 1812,
ilart?8 A CBITSU, la h-*r 73d >ear Eunet-l
servl.es wl.l l>e he-i a' th* restuenee of Mr
nepnew. william A. Blahop, No 2**A Ful
ton it . HrooAlyn. on Si.nday, November IT,
i M I p. rn.
?DOy_B ?nn Friday, November 18. 1?IJ,
Thoma* Dorie, ar. Funeiai from hl* l-ta?
raaMaaoe, No. S8 Cllnton ave.. Urooklyu.
i FREEMAN- At Moapeth. N. Y.. on November
18, liil'-'. Aniel L. 1?en-an. *Bed 6s yeara.
Fur?r_i r#r\ice?, ai Maapetb M E. Chur.n.
' on Bunday svenlng. ?' ???** " !toe** Lntei
aaa?a M eaaeeaienM u. uie f_.n>.
I (1IH.-ON -en Tnursaay Novemrer 14. lt 12, a*
? his resMeaee He joi W?*t B8tt at.. .<*w
Y.rk City Henry Stockwell Olnenr.. Deloved
buabinj ?f Lotiite F. litaoa. Fanerel *ar
? ? ? (:- Sunday, th< ITth, at 1 .. <-.???
Intetment at rcnvenien'-e of the famlly.
BreeBtr* i 8*888 8
8?BMB- <n Thuraday. November 14. 1812,
l"'n ,ind arUleta Keese son >f the lat*
V. Illain U and llelm K Kees. runeraa
l atrvlcea at h.s l*ta resldOBC*, No. 102?? D?ls
f me.e Place. Klaiouili. brooklyn.
1 LEWIB-At HAwttrit.e. N. Y., November 14,
1812 Ailce V Hond. wl !ow of BM l*t?
mttbUB I'- I.ewls. of Bro.,<!~i. N Y. in
aath y?ar of her as*. Interment al
?;reenwoo.| Cemeter>, B*?8*8, Noveniua*
lt, at 8 p. m.
1 l_V_NOa~ON>-AI nijatwwb M J-. Fridayv
; n?vn.be- lf,. tSll Edwu* Uxlngatnn. ud
i 88 yeare Funeral ?ei tc?.- at :.U lat* resl
deuce, No. ftTM fiaatt?aBt*r avs., Kli?ib?th,
N J. B*nO*| afternoon. Nevaaabar 17. at i
o'c'ook intrrment prlvate, on Monday. at
Mlodleuiwn, N J.
BCR-BiyT Raaab? Mbi ? paa**al
fior. Tb* lur.- .. ? -41 West 2M
... .ir.K), iiunday, 1
o'cirwik Antoiuoi. > eortaaa*.
WAI.I>hON- ."> Nov?rr.l-i 18, in the 7Ptt
v,?r of hii an^. Is_*r W.-i! iron. BM B* tht
i?ii- Bamu I
of [loBtnr i U - MobiIiv B
Ing ai 9 SO at Trtnity Char.*'. Weat '_3tfc
et. BSBteai pai^ra pi?a*r co---,
BTCbb?Or FrMiv. BaMeaBbaa is. *< M*ai
daie on lliidio.i. :if'tr ? bn?f illness AD?I
_. BaaBsan artd-s st Qaiiaasd .Vex.tr.ii.-r
Stewart W*tb and '1-t.tfhter of t?i? BMa
? UaabeUi Vtnidtur. Pawrnii and H nry Rut
He.-< Ran??n B*rvl *a et har late r.*ldene*
on M.n.ia. Sov*m**f lf at iu M a
Spe-Mal ir*ln artll >?????? '? Mtral
tanaluaj d- o..v?. returahsg laar** Hr..rl*U
after sandeea latsrBMaa *l Weat Poi_| tt
ls ktndi> r*vju?ateu t.,_t n.. Bovara ba aa?a.
1 lOCTtQ ?B*ad**lr. sa Bafrits* N?v?i?oer ju,
li#t_. Ha-ri-t llana Toan* *rtf< al Ulrti?rn
Young r_**nU norvlcra will he held at h?r
late re|id*n a No ^T I?BCOtn K'i?d. Fldt
b-J*h. Hr.orflyii. S. Y.. oa iucaday, Novem?
ber 10, 1?12, at 2 ..? rn
WII.I.ARrv -The fr.rmer piplls and oth??
frleud* of th. kat? Ula* Mary Y\ lUar.t ur*
Invl.ed to attend a strvtee la her nwrnory
The fr.rmer paplli
th. laU Jllrf* ilarj
nd a Mrvtee !n ...
on tlie aftei-n-jon of .-'und.y, Novemb.-r 17.
at M :*0, _i ih? I>en.,x A\vbu. I'uliailan
Charch. r^'i?>x a ..;.--. l.tst at
THE tVOODI.AWN rrMBTTrRT,
2S3d Ht Hy Harl-m Trsln nn^ bv Trollay.
Ofllra. 20 Eaat _oi Ht,. N. _,
FRA-K F. CAM-HFI I.. VI.. w. st 2.V.
S?. Chapela Prlvate Ro-.m*. I'riv.ite Ambu
lan.-es. Tel. 1884 C htlsea
MAIN OFFICE?No. 134 N'liaaau Btr*?t.
I'PToWN OFriC_~No, 13(14 Rroi,Jway a
any Ameriear- Dlstrlct Tt-Urraph Offlce'
H-HIEM OmnCEB?No 1,7 Kait ' i_Stt
Btr**t. No 283 W.-at I.r.tl. atreet and"M*f
218 Weat 12.-.th *tr**t " nm