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Chicago Opera Fate
Rests on Raising
Denial Made That Polacco
or Any Other Had Bern
Picked as General Direc?
tor if Misa Garden Resigna
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?CHICAGO, April 18.?Giorgio Polac?
co has not been decided upon as gen?
eral director o? ti.e Chicago Opera
Company, as ?ported yesterday. No
or(. ha? been discussed to take the
????re of Mary Garden in the event of
The foregoing is a summary of a
form?! statement issued this morning
br Samuel Instill, president of thr Civic
Orirs Assecistion, shortly after he nr
rjvfd at his Loon office. He made the
jtstement, it was explained, to set at
the rumors and cross rumors
that have been In circulation concern?
ing changes ?n the ? iceeutive manager
,j,]p of th? ' cago Opera Company.
The statement said:
"jre-re is no foundation whatever
'or the statement in a Chicago news?
paper this morning as to Giorgio
Polacco being the new general director
of the Chicago Opera Company. No one
has beer, discussed to take Miss Gar?
den's position in the event of her ro
tirement and, as a matter of fact, the
cTccutive organization will be an en?
tirely different character should Miss
"In ar.y ever*, before the subject or
organization can be considered, the
|t $500,000 ?guaranty fund has got to he
, mpleted, and to do this a substantial
?/<t'i>\-..>i.int of additional subscriptions is
Mr. Insu',1 would not enlarge upon
what was met-it by "the executive
organization trill be of an entirely dif?
ferent character should Miss Garden
retire," and it is not known whether
Miss Garden's retirement would have
?ny effect" upim the position of Clark
A.'?ha?x, the present business manager.
The Btatem I bj Mr. I
?j in line with quotations attributed
to Giorgio Polacco last winter when
there were rumors that he was being
groomed to assume the general di?
According to the report Mrs. Archi?
bald Freer and Mrs. Edith Rockefeller
HcCormick wi re interested in the ap?
pointment of Polacco. but ho is said to
have refused its consideration with the
assertion that "the position would drive
him crazy," and ihr.! "he would drive
ail of the artists out of the company
?n a week" because of the worry which
th* position would cause.
Rumor that Misa ("?arden intended
to nuit as director of the company
have been frequent. They were re
sewed since she went to the West
?Coast with the opera company. The
?train on her health has been too much,
it is said.
Dorothea Willard Wedded
To Col. Richard Hooker
Newport Society Girl Surprises
Parents by Becoming Bride
After I>inn?f?r Party
- : to 3 lie 7 ribune
NEWPORT, R. I? April 15. Miss
Demi! ,-... younger daughter
of Colonel and Mrs. Joseph Willard,
?mrprised her family after a dinner
party at 9 o'clock this evening when
she tras married to Colonel Richard
Hooker, of the United States Marine
Corps, at the home of her parents on
Catherine Street. Colonel Hooker.
who comes of a Virginia family and
who is a member of the class attend?
ing the Naval War College, was a din- ;
uer guest of the Willards, and although
thai ( . I? nel Hooker
IBdMiss Willard were on very friendly
'H"~- I had be? n no inl imation of ;
?' Itepihg the plans of their approach?
ing wedding a secret, Colonel Hooker
ttd Miss Willard participated in the
dinner, as though nothing out of the
ordinary iva? taking place. Immedi?
ately ?after the dinner, however, tne
Rev. Stanley t". Hughes, rector of Trin
ity Church, walked into the Willard
home and rmed the ceremony <
h ich made the popular young society
irl Mrs. Honker. The 'otilv persons
resent besides the bridal couple and
ne clergyman were- Colonel and Mrs
g illa-rd, Mis? Natalia Willard and Misa
Roberta Willard, sisters of the bride.
Immediately following the ceremony
Colonel and Mrs. Hooker left for New
?>. ork by boat.
After his graduation from the Naval
War College in Jane Colonel Hooker
will take his bride to Camp Bennlng,
Georgia, where he will be stationed.
Church Conferred on U.S.
ETCHMADZIN, Armenia, April If.
(By The Associated Press)..A patri?
archal blessing on the American people
for their help to Armenia is u unique
and striking innovation of the Easter
celebration at the Papal Palace here of
George V, head of the Armenian
Church, the most ancient, body of
Christians in the Old World.
"On this Easter day," reads the mes?
sage, "the whole Armenian people de?
sires to send greetings to the great
American nation, whose work of relief
has heen the most important factor in
the sui-viva! alike o( the Armenian
people and their ancient faith. Your
spirit of charity and sympathy has
heen an example and inspiration to the
"As father of the ancient Armenian
Church I take pleasure in speaking to
you for my people from the old Arme
nian Cathedral of St. Etchmadzin, at
the foot of hi^oric Mount Ararat. You
are following* nohly in the footsteps of
our frreat Master; yoiir nation to-day
is the world's greatest interpreter of
his broad charity and love."
First Exhibition of German
Art Here Since 1912 to Open
The Newark Museum will open to?
morrow evening the first exhibition of
German applied art which has been
seen in this country since 1912. It was
arranged under the direction of John
Cotton Dana to encourage the improve?
ment of quality in production through
The exhibit consists of 1,000 articles
in wood, metal, glass, lace and om
broidcry und was sent to America by
the Deutscher Werkbund. The Werk?
bund is an association of more than
??.000 members representing varied
lines of work.
The exhibition will continue until
WHEN scientific construc
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patented features that insure
luxurious comfort. Bedding
becomes the pride of the finest
Ask why such homes are
Bedding Specialists for 90 years
25 West 45ih St., New York
? . old $3 50 v-r doz. post paid. Fran. ?*
Scott Key, Premier, Ophelia, Madam But?
terfly, White Killarney, Mrs. Aaron Ward.
Bloom from theso hushes won first prize
Flower Show New York Mar. 16. Hardy
chrysanthemum plants one year old. All
colors. $1.25 per <io?. Honorable treatment
SOUTH NORWALK, CONN.
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LANE BRYANT'S recog?
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Out of Town Dealers
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C. B., P. O. Box 372, City Hal! Station
A ? t e r Undergoing
A11 o i h e r Operation
Anti-Toxin Is Administered
and Singer Takes Light
Nourishment FirstTime in
Several Days; Rests Well
John McCormack, the srnger, showed
marked improvement yesterday after?
noon after antitoxin bad been admin
istered, it was said, and took ?om<
nourishment for the first time sine?
his illness began, a week ago. He bat
a bad night Friday, however, and wa
operated on again in the morning. Hi
? improvement followed an injection o
I antitoxin.. The following bulletin
? signed by Dr. Harmon Smith, was give:
| out at 6:30 p. m.:
"Mr. McCormack has been rest in
comfortably since 1 p, m. to-day, whe
antitoxin in extent of lO.onp units was j
administered by Dr. Alfred (',. Dupont.
11?' has been able during this period to
take a little nourishment for the first
time in several days."
The earlier bulletin, given out at 1
p. m., had been far less encouraging
and the representative of the family
who gave it out had declined to com?
ment upon its significance. In giving
out the second bulletin, however, I?. V.
MeSweeney, the singer's manager, criti?
cised the newspapers for the serious
view they had taken of Mr. McCor
mack's illness, saying: "You can't kill
an Irishman that easy." Th.' 1 o'clock
"Mr. McCormack pa*-"'*! a very rest?
less night. Dr. Munro? vas at his b?><l
sido all night. Dr. Smith was called in
at 'I a. m. and remained in constant
attendance until this hour.
"At 7:80 a. m.- Increased difficulty
in breath. At S a. m.?Operated on
by Dr. Smith, assisted by Dr. Munroe.
Opened the upper part of the pharynx.
"At 1 p. m Anti-toxin, 10,000 units,
administered by Dr. du Pont.
(Signed) "Drs. Alfred C. du Pont
Harmon Smith and Cornelius t?. (loak
Numerous messages have been re
reived nt the Ringer's home, 270 I'ark
Avenue, expressing hope fnr his recov?
ery, some of which have been read to
the patient by his wife, who is with
him constantly, A message which
seemed to cheer Mr. Mcf'onrmck was
one from Dublin signed by Lawrence
O'Neill, Lord Mayor of that, c/ity;
Michael Collins. Arthur Griffith and
Lumen de Valora.
The message read:
"The people of your native Ireland
are grieved to hear of your illness.
They fervently pray for your speedy
recovery. We extend to you the love,
the gratitude, the sympathy and the
hope of the li i'-'h nat ion.'?
Pope I o Say Mass To-day
For Diplomats, Friends
ROME, April 15 (By The Associated
Press).?Pope Pius will celebrate!
Kaster quietly, saying: mass only in ?
the Mathilda Chanel, to which the j
members of the diplomatic corps, their ]
families and a few intimate friends J
have been invited.
Announcement was made from the
Vatican to-day that- the l'ope would
not bestow the benediction fi* m Ihe
balcony of St. Peter's, as was custom
I ary prier to 1870, when the Pope' cele
1 brated runs.? in St. Stephen's and then
blessed the crowds in the Piazza Basil
The ceremony to morrow will bo a
| Pontifica] ma is, celebrated In car?
dinal Merry del Val, ArChpriesi of
St. Peter's. Americans participated
i in the ceremonies throughout lliely
Week, attending services in nil lead?
ing churches. To morrow's .???vice in
i St. Peter's ?s expected to attract an
i other large pilgrimage of Americans,
i for it. was announced to-day that aftw
mass the sacred relics ? : the Basilica
would bo exposed under the great
dome, designed bj Miel iel \n?
Exhibition of Hensliaw's
Paintings Opens To-morrow
An exhibition of painting . water col?
ors and a group of pastels by C?. Cooper
Hensbaw ?.?-?11 be opened to morrow .'it
the auction galleries of La Place, Rains
& Co., 1723 Broadway.
Furniture and furnishings, includ?
ing four-poster beds, tapestries and
objects of ;ii'l and utility also '??;" be
displayed, prior t<> the sale of the col?
lections on April '.' I h nd .' ;
hi Salo Collection
Fine An Objects Gathered l?y
Sir Ugernon Oliphant To
A collection of art objects notable for
its association and historic ?ntore ' is
that of Sir Algernon Oliphant, which
has been sent, to the Clarke galleries
for dispersal at auction. The rariti? -
incl ide a hitherto unknown portrai of
Washington by Gilbert Stuart, a group
of stained glass panels of superlative
quality and two fine sets of tap? - i ???
The entire collection will be or .'?> p] .
at the galleries, il East Fifty-eighth
Street, to-morrow and until the <>pen
ing of ? he sale, April 26.
The tapestries comprise .'even Brus-.
?els pieces, from designs by Bolencir,
depicting the story of Bclisarius, this
set having originally come from the :
collection of the Mar?chal de Mon
tesquiou, in Paris; the royal hunting
tapestries, by Troilus de Cryts, and a
pair of very rare Medici tapestries
from Florence. Among the stained
glass panels are several examples of '
very fare Oxford Got! c work from the
fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
A ne? dinii .?
lite from Lord Asent? rt'-? estai
notable arr.o'.ir the furniture, which
includ ? ? ? gian architec
tural bookcase from Wan-''ad P?rk.
England; <?'o court cupboard*, marriage
? :. ? ? I rrnnv
piece 10 ? ei gned b
renowned cabineat maker?.
Arrorg ')" architectural objects to
he shown aro ?.""eral painted ceilings
includ ? :- ? ' " ? i .- : es, and "Les
Cupidons," ? Fragonard's most tal
ented pup '. Marguerite Gerard, and
ceilings "? over-door decorations by
Lady Din t Beauclerc, daughter of
Lord Marlborough; Mary Ann Flajcman,
Mary N'ollekens and Mur?a Cecelia
Louisa C< iway. In this section of the
collect ion there are many marble and
wood chimney pieces and a nnique
ir, ?:ef!e | : ?rphyry and marble by
[nigo Joi es.
Other ??eject?? in the collection ar?
two harpsichords of the seventeenth
century, one decorated by Nicholas
Mae? and Philip de. Komingk; rare por
elains, clocks by famous makers and
many pieces of exquisite Georgian sil
Annual Sale of
Buy by the box and save money during our Annual Spring Snle of
Boxed Hosiery. Most unusual values are being offered in our finest
grades of McCreery Quality Hosiery tor Men and Women.
The sale begins tomorrow, Monday, and will continue till Saturday,
but we strongly advise you to come early to secure a wide range of
sizes and quantities.
Sold only in boxes of three pairs
^Special Values for Women
Box of 3 Pairs (at 1-95 a Pair), 5-85
Thread Silk Hose?Splendid quality; full
fashioned, lisle tops, Black- or White.
Regularly would he (at 2.50 a pair), box 7.5').
Box of 3 Pairs (at 2-35 a Pair), 6-95
Thread Silk Hose?Exceptionally pood qual?
ity, fine gauge. Black only. Silk tops.
Regularly would he (at 3.25 pair), box 9.75.
Box of 3 Pairs (at 2-20 a Pair;, 6.50
Thread Silk Hose?One of our iinest grades;
(me gauge. Black with lisle or silk tops; white
with lisle tops.
Regularly would he (at 2.05 pair), box H.SS.
Box of 3 Pairs (at 1-65 a Pair), 4-95
Thread Silk Hose?Choice of the most
wanted Spring shades. Lisle tops and soles.
Regularly would be (at 1.95 pair), box 5.85.
Special Values for Men
Box of 3 Pairs (at 85c a Pair), 2-55 Box of 6 Pairs (at 35c a Pair), 1-85
Thread Silk Hose?Full fashioned with re- Fine Lisle Hose?Gray, Cordovan or Black,
inforced lisle soles. Cordovan, Gray or Black. Sold only in boxes of 6 pairs.
Regularly would be (at 1.25 pair), box 3.75. Regularly would be (at 40c a pair), box 2.40.
A sale providing extraordinary values
in the very things needed for the little child
Buy During This Week and Effect Substantial Savings.
These Prices Will Prevail for Babv Week Only,
White Cashmere Coats,
long and short, with hand
embroidered collars. Lined
throughout with China silk.
Baby Week Price, 6.95
Crepe de Chine Cap?, silk
lined, tastefully adorned with
dainty Valenciennes lace and
matching insertion. Baby
Week Price, 2.75
skirts?infants' and for little
ones one to six years. They
are entirely hand-made. Baby
Week Prices, 1.75, 2.35.
2.95. 4.50, 5.25, and
Dresses for infants?one and
two year sizes. Baby Week
Prices, 1.95, 2.50. 3.25.
3.95. 4.75, 5.50, up to
White Dotted Swiss
Dresses with colored smock?
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Baby Week Price, 2.50
Ivory or White Enamel
Clothes Tree in square de?
sign. Baby Week Price, 1.35
Ivory or White Wicker
Wardrobe with four com?
partments. Babv Week Price.
Wool-rilled Comforters of
Pink or Blue Silkette ?- in?
visible striping. Baby Week
Size 30x40 3.95
Size 36x50 5.50
Children's Night Drawers
of White Cross-bar Muslin.
sizes 2 to 6 years.
small figure design -
or Blue. Babv Week
Fleece-down Bath Robes
in Pink or Blue, finished with
shell stitching and silk cord.
Babv Week Price, 1.00
Infants' Cotton and Woo!
Shirts, finished with shell
stitching. Babv Week Price.
Infants' (.'rochet Sacques
of fine, soft wool ? White
trimmed with Pink or Blue.
Baby Week Price, 90c
Infants' Bootees of s?ift
wool?White trimmed with
Pink or Blue. Baby Week
Japanese Silk Moccasins?
Pink, White and Blue. Babv
?Red, Jade, Peacock,
Navy, finished with
brushed wool collars.
Hand-embroidered bibs of
tine Batiste. Baby Week
Prices, 65c and 85c
'Fops, size 12 x 16. Baby
Week Prices, 2.25 to 6.50
Infants' Wrappers (cot?
ton wadded), hand-tufted.
White, Pink or Blue. Babv
Week Price, 2.85
and fleecy. 27 inches square.
Baby Week Price, doz., 1.75
Muslin Sheets in crib size,
36x50, finished with hem?
stitching. Babv Week Price,
Pillow Cases to
Baby Week Price,
Sweaters, in tie or
style?heavy, lustrous qual?
ity. White onlv. Babv Week
feLv:"v. i r
a i e o
Al Much Below Former Prices
Of Poiret or Tricotine in Navy Blue or Black
These Suits are identical to those which for?
merly sold from 55.CO to 79.50.
I hrough special arrangements with the cre?
ators we are able to offer them at the one low
price or 39.50.
Each Suit represents a "personalized style,"
and each is expertly tailored of such desirable
materials as Poiret Twill and Tricotine.
There are long-coated models?quite severe
tailleur-?straight-line effects, belted or unbelted
?models that taper at a low waistline and
others that flare in box-coat style. Some are
unadorned, others are handsomely embroidered
or braid trimmed.
In the larger dzes special care has been given
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New Summer Silks
At this price is a host of fetching new models,
not least of which is the "Maywood," here pic?
This type of footwear, because it is smart in
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walking style at once, and because it displays
new ideas in cut-out-., promises to lead the mode
for late Spring and Summer.
The Maywood is fashioned of Patent Leather
and is lined throughout with Kidskin.
Including Many of Out
Dresses of great richness and beauty, some
brought by our own buyer from Paris.
Many are extravagantly beaded or embroid?
ered?others are more simply adorned with
drawn work or other hand-work.
Canton Crepe, Crepe de Chine, Silk Lace,
Crepe Romaine, Taffeta, Foulard, Krepe Knit
and Poiret Twill constitute the materials.
Black, Navy-and-Gray, Madeline Rose, White,
Rust and Beige. They present remarkably good
<>t delicate beauty?new in weave, in design
and in coloring.
Printed Crepe dc Chine?a wide choice of
designs and harmonious colorings. 40 inches
wide. yard, 2.50
Striped Silk Shirtings of excellent quality
in the styles men favor. yard, l 65
Printed Georgette or rare beauty, with pre?
dominating tones of Navy, Taupe, Brown,
Copenhagen or Black. 40 inches wide.
Extra Heavy Canton Crepe?a wide assort?
ment of street shades?also White or Black.
40 inches wide. yard, 3 50
New Spring Foulards, 40 inches wide.
Chiffon Broadcloth Taffeta in Navy Blue
or Black. 36 inches wide. yard, | 95
Natural Ecru Shantung Pongee, 33 inches
wide. yard, 95c
Black Satin Canton Crepe. 40 inches wide.
Chevrons and Tweeds
Special, 1.55 yard
An unusually wide assortment of exquisite
two-tone colorings, suitable for Spring and
Summer apparel. 54 inches wide.