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Many Titled Personages,
City and State Officials
and Army and Navy Men
ai Mid-Winter Function
Dancing Ends at Dawn
?Numerous Supper Parties
Precede 63d Revival of
Time - Honored Affair
Shortly after 10 o'clock last evening
he order for the grand march was
riven '?' the Waldorf-Astoria, the word
, u : -, ?la od forth in the grand
ballroom and one of the most brilliant
hurity balls ever given for the benefit
of the Nursery and Child's Hospital
was officially opened. It marked the
sixty-third year since this feature of
\>w York's .'?icial life was inaugurated.
Only once in that tune has the annual
ball been omitted, and that was two
the line of march, winch was in
a .: of Lawrence Butler, chairman
floor committee, were representa?
tives of the most prominent families
New York society, distinguished
.?:?? gners, officers of the army and
navy, city and city officials. Numbered
among those in line were sons and
ig tcrs of some of those who ap?
peared al the first ball given in isa?.
Governor Smith Absent
?governor Smith., who was to have led
- i grand march, with Mrs. Charles B.
Alei mder, the president, was unable to
, present, owing to illness, and his
?? as taken by Lieutenant Gov
? . : 01 Harry l". W alker
Foii wing Lieutenant Governor
' .. r and Mrs. .' lexaml r weii
? - ? ? ral and Mrs. Shanks, Hear Ad
i ? ?? G;ennon, General Bailey, Cdlonel
'? > Weigel. Colonei 1 llson,
ip aii Stone, Colonel II. M. Bank
i ---ad. Captain Timmins, Colonel F. E. ?
: : . < olonel Hoistand, Lieutenant
? II on, Commander F. (1.
Payne, Commander Slaton, Major D. W.
Ci rr . Lieutenant Commander Lang
worthy, Lieutenant Commander R. W.
i ai .. Liei -.- ' ant Commander A. W.
: el, Lieutenant Commander
C. W u*agrud< r, Captain .1. J. O'Hara,
'? em nant o ?eph \\ righl. Lieutenant
li. li. EJarksdale, Lieutenant Martin S.
'. ndgrin, Lieutenant Alexander M.
R ?'? crts, Dr. E. L. Partridge, Dr. 1-:. H.
. Mr. and Mrs. !?'. Ashton De
Pe; ter, .Mr. and Mrs. Daniel ?'. Adams,
. ,? Mrs. Robert Olyphant.
Algernon Sidney Sullivan, Mrs
Franc i rolan. Mrs Gitl 3rd Co? :a i,
Mrs. Newbold LeRoy Edgar. Mrs. James
'.V, Gerard, Mrs Sunnier <;?:?:!'?<!. Mrs.
' awi nc C - ?-, Mrs. i-. li. Har
riman, Mrs. Oliver Harriman, Mrs.
'.dolf Ladenburg, Mrs. II. W. Munroe,
Mrs, Whitelaw Reid, Mrs. Charles F.
' - . i'? -H?--s ? antacuzene-Spi :an
y, Mrs. ''??? iliam K. ? Vandervilt jr.,
'?:; Winthrop W. Aldrich. Mrs.
. ? '.V F Witherbee, Mrs. Robert I..
? ry. Wiliam W. Hoffman, F. !.. V.
Icppin, Frederick A. Juilliard, George
1 . D P. Li\ ingston, T. J. Oak
el nder, Ha ry Pell ?.: R? b
r.-. George A. Sullivan, Henry A.
Lawrence Smith Butler, Major ?'. C,
Major John F. Daniell,
fred R. Whitney, Colonel A. 1'.
. ? ? : i ; : . Colonel Charles E.
.' :? ri en, Edward < '. Pa ris h a nd Ed
ard C. Di lafield.
Dancing L'ntil Dawn
\ -ri ?, .. .,,,.. -.-,.rcises, the
iancii mei . the grand hall
room. Astoi g llery and My;:, room
? ?. until dawn. S vi ral
rchestra pla.ycd continually for the
as : oi I ii< pi onienad
(f i i ? : h foyer.
Mi Butler and his committee con
eted the order of dancing. Il<- was
' ?eorge li - Still ?van. honoi -
irman, and Henry Gansevoorf
? vanford, advisory chairman, with Major
James C. McGuire, Ma lor .John F.
Uaniell, Alfred R. Whitney, Colonel Ai?
red F. Schermerhorn, Colonel'Charles
: Warren, Edward C. Parrish and Ed?
ward c. Delafield as vice-chairman
Others oi the committee were Rich?
ard G. Babbage, James M. Beck jr.,
lb soi Kerr Bird. Robert G. [ngcrsoll
Irown, George W. Burleigh, Francis
hoardman, Charles S. Butler. Amory
Carhart, Colles J. Coe, Lawrence Chap?
man, Alfred Loomis Curtis, Nicholas
Danforth, Captain Griswold B. Daniell,
Arthur M. Dubois, Charles E. Dunlap,
Vrchibald Douglas, Dougles P. Elli
ii :... De Com ey Fales, Douglas Gib
? ? -. Will am A. Graham, C. C. Golds
? i igh, Edward Simmons Hall. Harold
i!. Herrick, Elliot Holt, Paul J'. Jaccaci,
Con M. Kelley, Francis H. Kinnicutt,
! rancis G. Landon, Meredith B. Lang
?-??>.'?'. Robert i:. Livingston, E. Herbert
i itchfleld, E. Howard Martin, Francis
'. Markoe, Edwin !!. Mead, Robert G.
:-.?? A. Reno Moen, William R. Mc
Loughlin, Edmund P? -, <? Theodore
. Pell, H. C.allatin ?'?'?I. Thomas Me?
ure reter.-, Ewing R. Philbin, How
.-f? A. Plummer, Frank Brinlej Porter.
' hn S. Rogers, Daniel Runkle, Major
". Gilbert Schermerhorn, Marcel Stein
I rug!.-?'. Joseph Ferris Simmons, Francis
Ma;.- Simonds, i i < ? i ? i- y Clapp Smith. Cap?
tain Chandler Smith. Captain Philip
1. Stimson, Frederick J. Stillman jr.,
Huncan Sterling, Captain Theron R.
'rong. Brigadier General Louis W.
totesbury, Henry Talmadge, Walbridere
Tat'.. John 'I'. Terry, Francis M
Watrous and Richard Welling.
The old fashion, winch was m vogue
-. ..rs ago of using the .lance card.
?gain was revived ami this obviated the
"cutting in" which long has been popu
?\s has been customary for genera
Of the books published in Jan?
uary, the novel which has ap?
pealed most to our readers is
By GEORGE C.1BBS
While this may not be the book
>e!ected by the library editors a.s
the finest piece of literature, it
is the novel which 80 out of
? ver-.' 100 of our readers advise
is has given them the most
pleasant and satisfactory even
Rector si . Arcade r s Kxp. ? o.
tj Kn?t ikib Slr??(
Grand Central so.,, i\, Mendel's
It. slaurant >?
.'?'.i Madison Avt-. (Cur 4i*t Street)
21 West 4f-th Street
K43 MadiHon Ave. (Nn?r 59th Re?
':?">> MudlH )?? Ave. (NYar T?ll? St I
1090 Madivon Ave (Neu? MM 9t I
:.'i'.'l Broadway (Near TStn SI ?
Hotel Boni" l94lli St und Broad?
^'793 Broadway (Near Iftitli Bt >
S4S9 Broadway (Near 143d St.?
l'hiladolphla?16 South 13th tftr*ei.
Baitimo'-''?16 W, Saratoga stree!
Wa*t>insr?on?Ulli ?V St., N W.,
Porticipnnts in Grand March at Charity Hall
Princess Cantaciizene-Speranskey (left) and Mrs. (.liarles Hi. Alexander
Mrs. Alexander, president of the ball committee, led t i i -r? grand march last night at the annual Charity Ball al
the Waldorf-Astoria, with Lieutenant Governor Harry ('. Walker. The Princess, one of the vice-presi?
dents. mI?ci nnrt icitintod in tho ciiPiiimr nvpnl
tions, the ball was preceded by a num?
ber of notable dinners given by mem?
bers of the committee. Mrs. (."navies
B. Alexander, the president, had the
largest one. 1; was at her house, -1
West Fifty-eighth St red. and was ar?
ranged in honor of Governor and Mrs.
Smith. Both are ill and were unable
to be present.
In Mrs. Alexander's party were Lieu?
tenant Governor Walkei. Prince and
Princess Cantacuzene-Speranskey, Gcn
oral anrl Mrs. Robert f.. Bullard, Prince
ami Princess Rospigliosi, Mr. and Mrs.
George Blumenthal, Mr. and .Mrs. Eger
ton !.. Winthrop, .Mr. and Mrs. John
?). Rockefeller jr., Mrs. Whitclaw Reid,
Mrs. K. II. Hurriman, Mr, and Mrs.
Arnold Whitridge, Miss Joan Whit
ridge, Mr. ami Mrs. N'ewbold Le Roy
Edgar, Mis. Benjamin Porter, Mrs,
Adolf Ladenburg, Mr. ami Mrs. Mont?
gomery Hare, Colonel and Mi-. E. M.
House, Justice und Mrs. Francis Ke>
Pendleton, Mr. an,i Mrs. Winthrop
Aldrich, Mrs. Sumner Gerard, .'?ir.. !.
Grund Griswold, Mr. and Mrs. Fred?
eric X. VYatriss Miss Ma ry ( '. Ah?;>
ander, F.. Coster Wilmerding, Willii
W. Hoffman, Albert Eugene Gailatin,
Frederic A, Juilliard, Frank A. Muns
E. J. Berwind and A. M. Post Mitchell.
Mrs. Frank S. VVitherbce, treasurer
of the !>:..?, had a dinner at her home,
4 Fifth Avenue. lier guests included
tiie Countess Szechenyi, Princess Mi?
guel de Braganza, Mrs. K. McCook
Knox, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Iioppill,
Alexander D. B. Pratt. William Rhine
lander Stewart jr., Leroy King and Mr.
Those in the Boxes
Among the prominent persor.s in the
boxes -.. -'?-i : ;;.? . 1 S' i. and \!i s.
<'.'. arles B. Alexander, uliu had with
them Lady Maitland, Mr. and Mrs. Ar?
no!,! Whitridge, Mrs. i?oli Ladenburg,
Mr, and Mrs. Egorton L. Winthrop,
Colonel and Mis. House and .\i.-s Mary
Box K Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence I.
Gillespie, whose guests were former
Governor and Mrs. Charles S. Whitman
and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gouverneur
Box F -Mrs. ? rank .-. Witherbee, who
had lier dinner guests with her.
Box K Mrs. Edward M. Stettinius,
who liad- hei .i;. ..;? liter, ?! r \. -i urdan t?.
Marsh, and a party of friends with her
Box M -Mrs. James ,i. Goodwin, who
had Mr, and Mrs. Wister Morris and
others who had box parties w r< ?
Mrs. Robert ?.. Gerrv, V?i . ; A I ti n
de Peyster, Mrs. Wh'itelav. Reid, Mrs,
Malcolm D. Sloane, Mrs. i!. ,!. Berwind,
Princess Cantacuzene-Speranskey, Mrs.
Algeron Sidney Sullivari, who for years
led tin- grand march; Mrs. Thomas F.
Ryan. Commissioner of ("nantir;: Bid
S. ('oler, Police Commissioner Enrighl
and other city officials, Mrs. Cluiri -
II. Senff, T. .J. ( laklev Rhinelander, Dr, I
Edward L. Partridge an,i Harrv Pel- ,
ham Robbin .
Two Print (lollertio?i.-??
Are Ofl'eml ai Silo's
Goring's Assembly o? (Mil New
York Scours and Edwards's
Two collections of prints are on ex?
hibition at Silo's Fifth Avenue art gal- j
leries, prior to their sale by^auction
next Friday evening. They are John
X. Goring's collection of engravings,
print-- anil maps of old New York and
a collection of messotints by S. Arlent
Edwards:, the property of Dr. S. S.
Burt, of this city.
Paintings bv artists of the American,
French. British and Italian schools,
the proper'v of private owners, now on
exhibition at the Plaza Art Rooms,
will be sold by auction on the after
noons of February 6 and 7. Among the
artists represented are Inness, II. W,
Ranger, Twachtman, Homer, Martin,
Albert Ryder, Corot, Troyon, Gerotne,
Vibert, Dupre and Meyer von Bremen.
The entire contents of the former
city home of th?? late Mrs. Russell Sage,
at ?104 Fifth Avenue, have been removed
to the old Galleries, where they will
be sold by auction, beginning February
4. The objects include paintings,
prints, a library of contemporary and
popular works, antique and modern
furniture, silverware, porcelain, china
Letz Quartet Gives Concert
Fritz kreisler's Quartet in \
Minor Is Featured
Fritz Kreisler's beautiful quartet n
A minor was a feature of the concert
given by the Letz Quartet at Aeolian
Hall last evening. Wholly lacking in
dryness and excessive formality, this
work is full of gracious melody and in?
cisive rhythms. The quartet appeared
to have caught something of the vivid
spirit of the music, for the players
brought unaccustomed warmth, and
animation to its interpretation.
The other numbers on the program
were Schubert's Theme and Variations
("Death and the Maiden"), from his \
posthumous Quartet in D minor, and
Brahma's Buintet in B minor, in which
George Grisez, clarinetist, was the as- '
sistin;; a'-*"'* .
Fund for National
Music Is Siarlcd
L,000 Merchant in Trade
P??mJjl.-.v Percentage ol Re?
ceipts for N<-\l Year at
annual Convention, Herr
Yore than ! 000 members of the N'a
tional Association of Music Merchants,
who (?present virtually the entire mu
sic trades industry of the country, at
their annual convention al the Hotel
Commodore yesterday voted to support
,i mo\ em? nl for the ? real ion of a mi
tiona! music conservatory in America.
A fund of $250,000 was pledged to carrj
t il--- nia ns foi ward.
Tht manufacturers, who are here to
al ; end I he m isic show at ? i ra nd ( 'en?
trai Palace, which is being held as pari
of NTew Vork's celebration of music
u eek, decid ;d to take act ion roll ?v
ing a suggestion o? g: ami opera star
and prominent persons interested in
the advancement of music, thai Amei
ica need ei con :- rvat ory on a t-ulo to
compet e wit h similar instituto - ii
Europe, The suggestion as backed ?V.
Enrico Caruso, Titt? Ruil'o, Signoi
Giulio Catt - < "a: a; va. director of the
Metropolitan; Otto il. Kahn and
others, ", as published n yestei ?laj '..
(live Fereentage ol Profits
Vftei E. P. llami lion, pros de
? ? ? association, had called upon the
mere ants to lake i he nitial ive n
the project the members voted to cre?
ate u fun?] b. ?'outcibui ing a pereeni ?
ige ol their prolil for the up.n I yea r,
"it : - to the inter? ' of the tra le, :.
well as to that of artist . that Americu
?hould p ro ?le m u: ical ed u< at ion in ?
stead of . ng its ;. on ng p 'Ople
ibr -ad." laid M r. Ijamrlton. "1 am sure
':-;^ --. hei tl ? i?le , ipreads all branch? ?
ox ? ii-- : ? ade ?-.-. il ! take ii up, and it will
not be long before we will have a con
ervatorj w luch will eq ml any of thost
' ? lone I P. li. T. il illenb? rg, of Lit?
tle Rock, Ark.; Dr. O. I-'. Lewis, held
the Community, Service;
f'ober! La -. re nee, - ung leadei loi
M usii U eek, a nd ol hers 'poke in i'a\ ? i
of the con ervatorj plan.
Every public school pupil in N'ew
York yes11*rd ly .' ece ved a pe rsonal
mes sage from Dr. N ?chola - M u i ra &
Lti.it le i u rgi ng him, or bei. I o lake
gi eal e ? ini ere: ? in m us ic.
"No truh civilized peopl? will neg?
lect nuisit-.'' -...?! Ur. Kotier. "Thc\
will not permit knowledge and enjoy?
ment of it to be the property of the
few, but will leave nothing undone t?
reveal il s beauty to the na ly. II
Music .Week will a? hieve this end il
will be gratefully remembered by otu
people. It isa splendid : hing thai th
biggesi city m the country is devotinf
a week to music."
Five (?real Pinnisls Heard
Five of the world'.' greatest pian -;
performed al ? special Arnpi? u eoncer
given before 1,000 persons ai Carnegi?
Ilall yesterday afternoon.
'ihr artists who apneared were Leo
pold Godowsky, Mischa Levitzki, Le?
Ornstein, Benno Moiseiwitsch and Ar
thur Rub? n ?lein. Each played a -i lee
tion and then, together with the audi
ence, h< ard the same s? ;'-- I on ;...,-.,
on the Ampico reproducing piano. Th
concert was arranged by the America
1 Laundry service that is a joy
I to thousands of New York
1 SEMI READY DRY
| STARCH WORK
I at 13 CENTS A POUND
? Trie Wallach Laundry take?
I wash day out of the home
with a saving of money and
far botter work. The entire
h o u s e h o 1 ? linen washed,
starched and dried and all tl,.:
work perfectly ironed and
folded?13 cents a pound.
Telephone Plata U,
<or further partUtuUira oi
330-332 Ea?t 59tii Streit
? i Bran* >? Store ? r .'.- ,.r, -,
Piano Company, with a view of giving
the public a hotter understanding of
ti?'' possibilities of mechanical repro?
duction of class,c music. It was the
verdict of the audience tlir.t nor the
slightest difference was discernible be?
tween the work of ?he artists and their
rrwn reproduced selections.
Going On To-day
Mi -ri? an Uusr un i)f \';il urn] Hi;i,,. i ?,.1
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) ' lerir un Mu ??hiiii ol Safel> . admission
I if Atiuarlun . ad m ?union i : pa
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Conditions Among the .Veitroes. tag Kaat
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Meeting o( t?n Oversens flub Waldorf
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Co/ivenl ?on oC the Ret id Mill n r ? ?.-, ???
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Politician Marries Secretary
ttOCHESTKR. Feb. .'!. Thomas W.
Kin oiino, former Democratic State
Co mm tteernan and known throughout
? hi lui ? as a close friend of Charles
!?'. Murphy and leader of the upstate
ram many supporters, was married to?
day m his private secretary. Miss Anna
Ka brine Madden, The ceremony was
performed in the Catholic Church of
the Immaculate Conception by Bishop
? TI ornas !-. Ilickey.
Is it possible tu fiel messages through
to (he spirit world and to receive in
rdiie.ible replies? Jf you would know
the answer to this and many more
intensely interesting questions on oc?
cult subjects recently brought into
public notice by such men as Lodge,
Gonun ?Doyle, Maeterlinck and other
leaders in the worlds of affair? snd
of letters, read
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scribes at lenfth seances with Euispia Pal
Indino, r?f ? h. T'ioer, and other "psychic?,"
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I'UNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
3S4-350 FmrtL ATena?. Now Tork
To Meet Test
Chicago Company's Rendi?
tion of Bellini"* Work is
Weak in Contrast With
the Accepted Standards
Last Heard Here in 1891
Art of* Lehmann as Lyric
Lost to Modern Singers
By H. E. Krehbiel
If the music reviewers of New York
wore hirsute appendages like the Turks
instead of being bare chinned like the
slaves of the seraglios there would be
a great wagging of gray beards in the
, newspapers this morning, For "Norma"
was performed at the Lexington The?
ater lust night, and "Norma." though a
classic, had not been heard in New
York before for more than twentv
e i?ht. years.
Traditions cluster thickly around the
old work. Three or four of the critica
still in servitude may recall that last
performance, which took place in the
Metropolitan Ooora House on Decem?
ber 19, 1.891. It was in the firs: Beason
under Abbey & Grau, niter the seven
years of German opera, and the reason
for its production was the presence in
the company of Mme. I.?Hi Lehmann
? who ha<l "revived" the opera for a Ger?
man performance at her benefit or
February 21. 181)0, and sung in it twic?
after the end of the season ot Hammer
stein's Harlem Opera House, in ar
abortive attempt at rivalry with Adel
ma Patti and her company, which ha?
taken possession of the fashionabl?
house at tin- clase of the regular sea
son. I he opera was announced one?
alter the dale first given, in 18?H", bu
we believe "Martha" was sung instead.
Lehmann Without Successor
For us Mme. Lehmann was the las
of the race of Normas. She was itlsc
.so Mr. Gatti-Casazza recently observe?
; to the writer, the last efficient Druidi
priestess in his ken. In our experi
t-uce Mme. Lehmann had no pee?
though the general manager spok
highly oi* the mother of Fernand
Galetti, a bass buffo of Mr. Hammer
stein's second season at the Manhattar
Our ?iietnory includes no other roa'!
heroic exemplar of the charactei
though ?i ?roes back to Mme. Falmiei
in 187V and Miss Teresa Singer in 187?
both of whom sang- in companies mar
\ aired by Max Strakosch, mid Mme. Paj
! penheim in the Mapleson season c
188;>-'K-i; but they as little measure
\.\i to the artistic stature of Mme. Let
ir.-ann. as they realized the ideals ass?
elated through history and traditio
with the great Normn"? of forty yeai
before Pasta, who seems to have bee
the supreme exemplar, and tlrisi, wh?
with Mario, produced the opera in Ne
York in 1854. Thi* was some time b?
fore we began to trouble oui selves an
The Tribune's readers with opdrat
reminiscences and criticisms, a fa?
that we deplored last night for a whil
though wo became reconciled to
later. Mme. Tictjens, who was in
way a connecting link between the o
regime and the new, and who .sang :
the opera in New York in lHTti, v
did not hear except in concert; but h?
command of the grand style was su?
that we can easily believe that she wi
a noble Druidess, as she surely was
noble priestess of the art of dramut
song-- Damerini and Parepa, if th?
sang- in the opera al the old Acadeit
of Music, as they may well have don
tound The Tribune's seat occupied 1
one of our admirable predecessoi
possibly Mr. Hassard or Mr. Watso
The significant fact about all the re
resentatlons of "Norma'' which swa
into our ken is that at those somewh
remote dates they were already ra
phenomena. Of Bellini's other o
eras, "La Sonnamhula" and "I Pui
tani" occasionally showed sijrns of ?if
but "Norma'' was moribund. Wh;
We think we know. It was becau
though the line of singers of the ligr
voiced, florid variety was yet unbroke
that of lyric tragediennes, by which \
mean singers who combined histrion
powers with musical capacity, singe
fitted to portray such characters as No
ma, Lucrezia Borgia, Constanza, l'on
Anna?to mention a few typical ens
singers with voices voluble but el
([lient, with sufficient art to infu
roulades as well hs the melodic li
with significance, with an instinctive
acquired sense of the value of declum
tory recitative that line was partie
larly extinct, They no longer came o
of the schools or were developed
the operatic needs of the latter half
the nineteenth century. We certain
did not hear a phrase or see a po
or gesture las: night of which th
would not have been ashamed.
Longed To Be Wagnerian Heroine
Mme. Lehmann had had some ?>1 t
old-fashioned training, besides intel
' gence und a high degree of artistic
zeal. She was a seasoned singer of
the florid type, though weighted with
German nlloy, when her instinct?
turned her toward lyric tragedy. "One
gets weary singing nothing but princ?
esses," she wro' to a Berlin news?
paper when she bioke her contract with
the Hoya! Opera so that she might re?
main in America and be a Wagnerian
heroine. When the writer at the mem?
orable dress rehearsal for the first
American'performance o," "G?tterd?m?
merung" cautioned her against singing
in full voice at every repetition made
necessary by the unpreparedneas of her
colleagues she quietly remarked:
"Don't he alarmed. It ?a easier to sing
the ihrer- Br?nhUdea than '.'ne one
Norma." And then, proudly, "I can
sing Norma. Let any one try to sing
it as well I" Ami so she rhos?? "Norma"
as tli" opera for her benefit the only
une permitted in the German r?gime
singing it in German, '.vit h Paul Kh!
isch and Emil Fischer as her principal
companions. By it she demonstrated
not only hei- great versatility as a
singer, but showed also that devotion
to the Wagnerian drama does not pre?
clude excellence in the oid provine of
beautiful song and that a command of
bel canto i- a superb, indeed, a neces?
sary, asset of the ideal Wagnerian in?
terpreter. Afterward Jean de Reszke
taught tin? oui)lie the same lesson,
Perhaps Mme. Lehmann renumbered
that in JHIIT. when Richard Warner was
conductor of the theater in Riira. he had
also chosen "Norma" fm- a benefit per?
formance and had written an essay for
ire purpose of interesting the public in
'he opera, in which he chanted tlie
praise? of the Italian vocal art. "Song,
song, and a third time song, ye Ger?
mans!" he admonished, and concluding
hi- essay on what lie considered Bel?
lini's most successful work he said:
"Here, where the poem soars up to the
tragic heights of the ancient Gre ks
tins i'orni 'i. e., the form of Italian
opera), pronouncedly ennobled by l?<? 1 -
Iini, doe- hat exalt the solemn, gran
diose chai-actor of the whole; all the
passions which his song so notably
transfigures thereby obtain a majestic
background on which they hover, not
in vague outlines, but shape themselves
to quo vast and lucid picture involun?
tarily recalling the creations of Cluck
We are not prepared to go quite so
far as that in our admiration of the
old work, for its march rhythms seem
somewhat monotonous now and its
dialogue tedious, but we do not know
how far we might have gone liad we
heard the Italian Normas, Adalgisas,
Polliones and Orovesos of eighty-five
years ngo--a Pasta, for instance, of
whose singing when her voice was a
ruin. Madame Viardot, with tears in
her eyes, said: "it is like the Cenacolo
of Da Vinci at Milan?-a wreck of a pic?
ture, but the picture is the greatest
picture in the world," and Grisi. who
copied her manner and sang with a
Changes in Art of SinRing
We knew that that art was dead;
we did not know how completely all
conception of it on the part of the
public was also dead until we heard
the noisy rapture which followed Miss
Raisa's singing of "Casta Diva." in a
voice that was hard, strident and
stridulous, the melodic line distorted
and broken, without a trace of the
Greek serenity which is native to this
truly wonderful melody, without
coherence or significance in the orna?
mentation. What was it, then., which
s'irn-il up the tempes! of applause
which followed it. the noisy beating of
palms, the frantic shrieks of delight?
Only the loudness, the ringing quality
of a few high tones?a physical ex?
hibition which was certainly extraor?
dinary, but only extraordinary, not
excellent. That is what the art of
singing lias descended to, and we do
not have to go to the Lexington Thea?
ter to hear it.
There was still less an echo of tht
old art in the singing of Myrna Shal?
low, the Adalzisa, for that, beside:
being very imperfect, was also ama
teurish to a degree; or in the crudi
singing- of Signor Dolci (Pollione)
which was robustious, uneven in vota
quality and a succession of jumble:
and smears in its passage-work; or ii
the wabbly utterances of Signor La
zarri, who was the Oroveso of the oc
casion. No! Signor Marinuzzi's force
can not cupo with Bellini's master?
piece. Greater honor would be don?
it by leaving its sleep undisturbed.
Mrs. Alfred <iu Pout's Estate
Of $1,000,000 Left to Daughtei
WILMINCTON. Del., Feb. 3, The
estate of Mrs. Alfred du Pont was
admitted to ?.r?bate here to-day. Thf
Delaware Trust Company, of whicr
Alfred I. du Pont ;- president, was
named administrator. The entire es
tale was left t" Mis- Alicia Maddux
daughter of Mrs. du Pont b> a formel
marriage, for her lifetime, hut at hei
death it is to ?-evert tu Miss Camilh
lionise du Pent, an adopted daughter.
At. the death of these two, shouh
they be without children, the estate
estimated at more than $1,000,000, wil
go to the Catholic Church of St. .loin
the Divine. New York City.
London Insurance Agents Strikt
LONDON. Jan. Hi. England has i
new kind of a strike. Thousands ol
agents employed by one of the big lift
insurance companies in various part;
of the United Kingdom have struck foi
a minimum wate of $15 a week. This
;- the first action of the kind taken bj
insurance agents in this country.
While the great leaders of the Allied side were
speaking, Germany, in the colossal truth of her
failure, was silent. Now at last the voice of
Germany is heard, and the world has the whole
amazing truth ? from the actual records of the
German Great General Staff.
Covering the whole period of the war, Luden
dorff's Own Story tells all with the uttermost
frankness. This amazing story by the man who
was the brains of the German army is a unique
document?and a permanent and important rec?
ord of history.
No book has been waited for with such eager
By Erich von Ludendorff
60 official German war maps; Frontispiece, illustrations.
2 vols.; Boxed, $7.50.
"The most authoritative and comprehensive survey
of the war that has yet appeared."?Herbert Sidebotham
in The Atlantic Monthly.
Est. 1817HARPER & BROTHERS New York 1
To Be Bride of
Young War Worker and
Active Figure in Chari?
table Affairs Is Betrothed
to Scion of Old Family
Miss Crabbe to Wed
Engagements Are Made
Known of Miss Katherine
Rhodes and Miss Stokes
Mr. and Mrs. .1. Archibald Murray, of
57 East Sixty-sixth Street, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Miss
Leslie Murray, to Lewis Stuyvesant
? hanler jr. Miss Mitchell was intro?
duced to society rhrec years ago and
has figured prominently ?n charitable
work since then. She was active in
war work und served as a nurse's aid
in New York during the war. She is
a member of the Junior League. Mr.
Chanler was a majoi in the 321st Field
Artillery, H'?d Division. He is a mem
ber of the Knickerbocker and Racquet
clubs. ?le is u cousin of Miss Eliza?
beth Winthrop Emmet, whose engage?
ment to Edwin Dennison Morgan was
announced last month.
[;-.<? engagement is announced of
Miss Emily McE. Crabbe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crabbe, of Toms
River, N. .]., to 11. Starr Ballon jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. II. Starr Ballon, of
Brookline, Mass. .Miss Crabbe gradu?
ated from Smith College last June und
Mr. Ballon from Harvard in 1915.
Miss Edith Watson Stokes, daughter
of General and Mrs. Walter C. Stokes,
will be married to John Gordon Logan
on Saturday at the home of her parents.
28 East Fifty-eighth Street. Only rela?
tives and a few intimate friends will
be present at the ceremony. There
will be no attendant.
Announcement has been made of the
engagement of Miss Katherine Rhodes,
of (?rosse Pointe Farms, Mich., to
Charles Blackwell, of New York and
Cleveland. Miss Rhodes, who is well
known in N'ew York, is a niece of Mrs.
George S. Stilhnan, of 33 East Fifty
first Stieet. Since the death of her
parents she has lived with her grand?
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Harri?
son Barbour, of Berkshire Place, Grosse
Pointe Farms. Mr. Blackwell is now
living with Myron T. Herrick, of Cleve?
land, whose son, Parmley \Y. Herrick,
married Miss Agnes Blackwell, sister
of Mr. Blackwell. The marriage will
*nke place in June.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Leary will
give a supper danc? nt the Ritz-Carl
ton on February 'JO.
Several large dinners will be given
just before the Mid-Year Dance at the
Ritz-Carlton on February 1 }. Among
the hostesses will be Mrs. Richard M
Hurd, Mrs. Richard C. ( olt, Mrs. Pier:.
Jay and Mrs. George C. Fraser.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Ward, of
New Rochelle, are receiving congratu?
lations on the birth of a son. This is
their second child. The baby has bent;
named Willard Curtis Ward. Mrs.
Ward was Miss Beryl Curtis, of
A son was born last Thursday to
Captain and Mrs. W. Sergeant Bouvier,
of 2'17 Fifth Avenue and Cisco, Texas.
Mrs. Bouvier was Miss Emma Louise
: Stone, of Chicago. She was married to
, Captain Bouvier in August, 1917.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Whitney Carpenter
jr. have gone to Palm Beach to remain
until May, when they will open their
house in Newport.
Mrs. ?. Mortimer Ward gave the sec?
ond of two reception-, yesterday after?
noon at her home, 830 Par';-. Avenue, to
introduce her daughter. Miss Dorothy
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Delafield, of
Tuxedo Park, will pass the remainder
of the winter at Palm Beach.
Mr. ami Mrs. Devereux M'lburn will
pass the greater part of Fobru- uy at
Aiken, S. ('., where they will be the
guests of Mrs. Milburn's brother-in
law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. F. Skiddy
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gillespie
will give a dinner this evening at their
house, 11 East Eighty-ninth Street, for
the Princess Miguel de Braganza.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Allen Townsend have
departed foi Palm Beach to remain
Anne Gnlick, Boston Pianist,
Gives a Splendid Recital
Anne Gulick, a young Boston pianist,
gave :i :V-itai yesterday afternoon at
I Aeolian Hall, and succeeded in giving
? true artistic pleasure to a moderate
In the MacDowell "Sonsta Eroica"
sh? displayed besides a fluent and sure
technique and a touch at once Arm
and elastic, a marked poetic and emo?
tional sense. She will undoubtedly be
heard again. Besides the MacDowell
sonata she played Raff's "Giga con
Variazione" and a group of Chopin.
Active Republican Club
To Entertain To-night
Members of Women's Vnxiliary
W ill Re Ho^tesse* at Ball at
The annual ball of the Active Re
publican Club and its women's auxii
?ary, constituting the regular Repuh
1 l i can organization of the r>t h Assemble
Diitric?-. will he he!d to-night at th?
.'>! inhat : an < a--.no.
A.-..,.ng rhos,. who have accepted inTi
tations to attend are Samuel S. Koenis:.
chairman of the Republican County
Committee; Henry II. Curran, Pr?s
(ient of th Borough of Manhattan; !"
H. 1.a Guardia, President of the Boat'i
of Aldermen, and Magistrate Morris
A special vaudeville proerarn has beer
prepared and a crowd is expected to
en 'i '.he evening Many out-of-town
club members will be present.
Home for Homeless Boy*
In Urgent Need of Funds
The N\w York Home for Homcle?.-.
Boys, at 141 to 457 East I28d Street, i?
in urge-;: need of subscriptions :?
;;. lintain the home and of clothing ano
shoe? 'or -;..> boys in the home. Law
rence li. Ellin th? president of the
home, in making the appeal for contri?
butions of c;.sh or clothinf, ?ays strcs'
upi n the hi<:h cost of supplies, whic'i
is making the support of the institution,
. --.i., difficult.
All money contributed will go di?
rectly -n support the boys in the home.
as there are no overhead cists oi an;.
kind, even the superintendent serving
! ^ >i the XVlllth Century
In 1750 William Duesburv,
s verv noted maVrr and
painter of C hina. in conjunc?
tion with Planche, tounded
a flourishing porcelain busi?
ness. 1 !e advertised his
un ires s.? "Darby higfiarv
In 1770 lie bought the
C he!?ea Works, from whence
the finest moulds were taken
and sent to Derby, f le aNo
made the superb "Biscuit"
figure?, so much prired by
i ollei tur?- to-day.
lie di-d in 17'So, leaving a
well organized and nourish?
Rar" "Darby h'gears' are
shown in 'He \ ernay collec?
10, 12, 14 last 45th Streat
jrWesi 44ffa St
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and tollowini; day? at 2:30 p. m.
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Her splendid collection oi hn^'t'H
and French Cabinet Work, dat.ng
From tlu- XVI to the Will Century;
Objet? d'Art. Rare fertiles, Needle?
work, l .'ri?ese (ar\rd Crystals, Rare
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assembled from her t ou " house
and from her studio
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