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THE UN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1912.
ARTIST HANGS HIMSELF
IN THE HOTEL LATHAM
William 0. Schneider, Member
of Many Art Clubs, Despon
dent, Takes Ills Life.
STAKVKI) FOR TWO DAYS
Nolo Says He Hnd Partaken of
Xo Food, Although Money Is
Found in Apartment.
William 0. Schneider, artist and mem
her f many artists' clubs of tho city,
rommlthxl suicide yesterday afternoon
In the Hotel Ijitliam, Twenty-eighth street
nml Fifth nvenue, after a period of den.
pomli-ncy and ill health, lie hud used a
trunk strap to suspend himself from tho
bathroom door of his room on tho four
Two notes wero found In tho room,
ono to Schneider's hrother, Arthur, also
an artist, and to William Jean Reanley
of 310 Went l'nd avenue, a friend. Iho
brother was at ono tlmo court painter
to the Sultan of Morocco and now is en
ftased in work on Long Island, whero ho
was notified of the suicide.
At about 5 o'clock In tho afternoon a
chambermaid found that tho door of tho
room would not open and summoned
Manager A. L. Pratt. Looking over the
f.kylifi!it ho saw a chair propped under tho
knob and at tho other fdde of tho room tho
body of a man suspended. Ihey broke
in and found that tho artist was dead. He
wan drifted in a bilk undershirt and
Coroner llcllenxtein and Dr. Peter J.
(libl)ons, tho house physician, ar
rived together. Tho Coroner pro
nounced tho deAth a suicide and the body
was removed to Wintorbottom A Brru.,
undertakers, at C20 Sixth nvenue.
When Mr. Beauley arrived tho letter
ftridrocsed to him was opened. It ex
pressed regret for tho p.nnoyance caused
the hotel and tho trouble to his friends
"t am sick and tired and 3ore," it ran,
"and couldn't stand it."
The letter stated that Schneider had
had nothing to eat for two days, al
though plenty of funds were round in
his efTects. Tho hotel people said ho
had apixsared to bo suffering from ner
vousness and molancholy. Ho had
registered with them on September 27.
In the room there was a good deal of
light, portable baggage, but no artist
materials or paintings.
"HEAVENLY TWINS" CAUSE SUIT.
lra. .Midge l'rrkln l.rvlrd On for
Hold nilla uf n and Mere.
San Fiuncisco, Xov. 5. The breaking
of seals In a local court revealed to-day
details of a suit brought In New York
recently by Attorney William U. Mc
Nlcce, against Mrs. Madge O. Perkins
of San Francisco to recover a $1,000 bill
owing to the Hotel Carlton of New York
for board and lodging for her son, Gulc
Perkins and her niece, Mae Perkins,
daughter of United States Senator Per
kins. Gale and Mae arc known in San
Francisco society as tho "Heavenly
Twins," and their escapades have made
It Is asserted that they contractej
these hills In September, 1908. and Mc
Nelce was Induced to Indorse three
notes for $1,000 drawn by Mrs. Per
kins, which were accepted by hotel pro
prietors. When Mrs. Perkins failed to
pay these notes, as It Is alleged, the hotel
people called on McNelco and ho paid
them. He threatened suit, hut didn't
begin legal proceeding until recently,
when he joined MrB. Hurley, mother of
Mrs. Perkins, as co-defendant became
he says she guaranteed payment of tha
Every effort Was made to keep the
proceedings secret In New York and
BOOTH TAEKINGT0N TO WED.
Author nnd Playwright Will .Mnrry
Dayton, Ohio, Xov. 5. It lxcume
known to-day that Booth Turlington,
tho author and playwright, is to marry
again, and that his bride will bo Mrs.
Susanna K. Robinson, a wealthy widow
of this city.
Mr. Tarkimrton was married once be.
fore, but his wife, who was Miss Laura
Fletcher, obtained a divoreo on November
13. lull, on the charge of cruelty.
Mrs. Robinson is the widow of Temple
Hnbinson nnd n daughter of the lato Daniel
Kiofcr, a wealthy banker and maniiuc
turer No day has been solected for tho wod
riing, but friends of tho couple say that
it will take place in a few days.
I.dwjrd Roberts of Philadelphia and Mrs.
Marx Martin Tlllinghaht, widow of Morgan
Tllllnghast, wero married at noon yesterday
In St Mark's Church. Isllp, L. I. The lic'v.
Willln.ni II. Garth, rector of the church,
The hrido and bridegroom were un-
"ended and only about twenty relatives
were present. After a luncheon at Hunting
ton House, the Tlllinghast home, Mr. and
Mr Itobcrts left on an afternoon train on a
honeymoon trip. They will live In Phila
delphia .Mr Tillinshast was Miss Mary Martin of
Hi Louis, Her husband died about three
Vf irs ago. Mr. Koberts Is the son of the
late .Mr and Mrs. Edward Roberts of
Philadelphia. Ho is a governor of the FUh
House Club, that city, and a member of
the Philadelphia Club and the Radnor Hunt
and Rabbit clubs of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Xov s. George Albert
Drovln of this city married here to-day
Mim Kllzabeth C'aulfnian at the residence
of her hrother In Germantown. The Rev.
Htewnrt P. Keeling of St. Peters's Church,
Ormantown, performed the ceremony,
and Miiis Loulso Kuuflman, the niece of the
bride, attended her.
Only thi members of the families of the
bruin and bridegroom woro present, and
afiT the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Drovln
left for the Mediterranean.
Mr Drovln is a lawyer and an officer of
th Hiiftiness and Professional Club, of which
I" whh the organizer and first president.
H It ii Iho a member of the Germantown
I'niMnr.l.piiiA, Nov, 5, At noon to-day
Marion W. Martin, daughter of Judge
"id Mrs, .1. Willis Martin of 1721 Locust
treer. heramn the bride of Kdward Florens
JiiMrm. son of .Mrs. David Caldwell Itlvinus.
'I ho . crcinony tok pluce at Edgecombe,
tlii' Glimmer home of the bride's parents.
Mm l;, (iwen .Martin attended her sister
s maid of honor. Following tho ceremony
thfii. w.is a sniall lereptlon.
rnmliilpiifrs on .Sherman's Deal a.
Wshioton. Nov. 5. Expressions of
fniinii-iii n on the death of Vice-President
jkrrnmi have been received al the Htale
'Mrrmmit from more man imn-y-ure
LEFT $400,000 TO CHARITY.
Will nf Tobacco Man Provides for
Children's Mraslite Home.
Philadelphia, Nov. 5. Max Bam
berger, a wealthy tobacco merchant of
this city, who died suddenly In Klsslngeti,
Germany, In Agust, 1010, according to his
will filed hero to-day left $150,000 of a
$787,000 cstato to charity. Tho largest
charltnblo Iwquest Is $400,000, which is
lert lo maintain a Jowlsh children's seu
nldo homo at AUanllo City.
Tho Jewish Hospital of thin city re
ceives $lo.ooo and tie halanco or the
choritablo Iwqucftta to in $5,000 Instal
ments to Keneeach Israel Congregation
for a monument to Mrs. Hnmlx-rgcr, to
!, .. 'Inlvfrolty of Pennsylvania, the
United Hubrows Charities, National Farm
hchool, Hobrow Orphans Home. Hebrew
Education Society, Jewish Maternity
Hosp ta , Mount Sinai Hospital. Jowlsh
Hospital for Consumptive- at Denver,
Orphans Guardians Hooloty and Jewish
Foster Homo and Orphan Socioty.
The expenses of settling the estate were
RESERVOIR BREAK FLOODS
BIG CITY RESIDENCE AREA
Poliee Search for Missing nnd
Properly Loss Is Heavy
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 8. Through
tho early morning hours to-day the po
lice wero searching tho wreckage of the
residential section of Nashville, which
was caught Into last night Intheterrltlo
swirl of water which followed tho burst
ing of tho city reservoir. Acres of resi
dences wero caught In tho mighty mael
strom. Porches wero dismantled, cellars
flooded and much other damago done.
According to ail reports available at
an early hour this morning, no lives wero
lost. Several persons wero reported as
missing, however, and tho pollco kept
up a continuous search for these. Thero
was no possibility of getting a fair estl
tr.ato of tho damage until tho wrecked
region had bll iron, nvnr tn.Hnv am
tho destruction ol tho lighting system
wiu i.uou piungca me city into aara
Houses were swent Tram thnlr frmtiHn.
Hons and turned half around in tho rush of
water. .Smaller sheds nnd storehouses
were overturned. Tho property damage
will run into large figures. Tho repaving
pi tho streets which woro torn up for
blocks by tho swirl of the flood will prove
a big expense to the citv.
Although tho damage done to the entire
water system or tho city has not yet been
established, it is likelv that thn citv will
bo without water for several days. Great
enoriN are neing ma no to prevent lire,
as a blazo of any considerable size would
ue imeiy to become uncontrollable.
TWO SOAR 5,300 FEET.
llnrry II. Rronn, With Pnaarnser.
Hrraks Amrrlrnn Altitude Krcard.
Hnrry Bingham Brown, with Mrs.
Isabel Patterson of Vancouver, B. C,
as passenger, established a new Ameri
can altitude record in an ascent of' 5,300
feet, mado yesterday afternoon at the
election day meet of tho Aeronautical
Socioty at Clark wood 'Heights. Staten
Island. Mrs. Patterson, who is visit
ing friends at 50 West Sixty-ninth street,
had never been in an aeroplane until
yesterday nfternoon, and hardly any
one thought she would havo the nerve
to make tho trip.
The flight occupied thlrty-flvo minutes,
and Mrs. Patterson said she only came
down because it was dark.
Cecil Peoli, in Cunt. Baldwin's "Red
Devil," took his mother as a passenger,
nnd attempted to capture the record,
but also was forced to descend on ac
count of darkness. He got up about
Miss Uutli Law, the aviatrice, set tip
anotlinr American record, being tho
first woman to carry women passengers.
Miss Ilesslo Horsey of 540 West 159th
streot, who drew the number for a free
ride, and Madam Dare, tho aeronaut,
both took air rides with her.
Mrs. J. W. Musirrove of Stanletnn.
Staten Island, the lucky winner in a pop-'
ular contest, wont up with Georgo A. I
nenity. it. u. nnarreta oi uie tirst com
pany Signal Corps, made observations
from the aeroplane of Hrry Bingham
Brown, recorded them on paper and
sent them in small parachutes. They
were picked up by the Hoy Scouts. Charles
Ieo Caldor, a sharpshooter, and Dillon
Hoffman shot small balloons from the
aeroplanes of Realty and Brown re
spectively. Cnlder hit eight out of ten.
Charles R. Hamilton gave an exhibi
tion of spectacular flying.
There was a crowd of about 6,000 per
LABOR LEADERS NOT SATISFIED.
New .Supreme Court Hairs .Vol Ihr
Thin Tuer Wanted.
Washinoto.v, Nov. 6. That the new
rules of the Supreme Court as to equity
practice changing procedure with re
gard to Issuance or Injunctions and tem
porary restraining orders do not embody
the reforms sought by labor leaders and
will not stop their campaign for specific
anti-Injunction legislation from Congress
was the statement of union leaders here
President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor was out of the city
to-day, but other official declared that
the new rules do not meet the situation
which they feel must be remedied. They
said that what labor wants is legislation
which will nrevenl emDlovers from Hwnir.
ing temporary restraining orders in disputes
between capital and labor. Thn new rules
clonotreacninisnoim. Ainnai ineyspeciiy
Is that notice shall be given the party
against whom a restraining order Is sought
and other procedure to hasten hearing of
Iltilnn labor officials contend that so Inn?
as equity courts can exercise tho power to
issue restraining orurrs in lauor uispuipa
as they see fit their rights will be Imperilled.
INTEND TO TAX CEMETERIES.
Qarcns Taxpayers pan to Compel
Thrra ta Pay Their Hliare ot Taxea.
Queens borough taxpayers Intend to
compel the cemeteries run by wealthy cor
porations to help nay the expensps of street
improvements and sewering in the old town
nt Knwtown. now tho Uecoud ward of that
borough. In answer to a delegation of
taxpayers regarding the nig assessment
that will result from tho proposed opening
of tho Fresli Pond road, Itorough President
Connolly said that he was having drafted
an amendment lo tho city charter which
will Include cemetery property within thn
assessments for Improvements by which
they are benefited.
Ta'dng advantage of an act passed In
1854 for the protection of rutal cemeteries
attached to country churches, which wero
ifmnted from taxation and assessment
and through which no road could he built,
corporations bought extensive tracts of
lalirl III ine OIU lUWII 1 urniunii, "lirir
they established, cemeteries and for years
h iiniri hundreds of thousunds of
dollars In profit, at the sums time escaping
all taxation and assessment.
President Connolly will have the support
of about all the taxpayers In Queens In his
efforts to have the cemeteries compelled
to pay their proportionate share for Im
Post mce llohliers Clel :t,OOII.
iini'st Vkhnon. Ind,. Nov. 5, The post
office safe was robbed eurly to-day of $3,000
I!, iii.itifi. and too iii cash. Tnu lubbers
FARRAR ARRIVES TO-DAY.
Parsifal" In II.- Nunic at Metropoli
tan Tlinnksalvlnu ln.
Ml?s Gerldine Farrar, Ijirlco "aruo.
Carl .lorn. Herman Well, Dinh tlilly nnd
Adamo Dldiir nf the Metropolitan 0cia
Company will nrrlte this morning on the
It was announced yesterday that "Parcl
fal" will be given at the Metropolitan at
a special matinee on Thnnkr-givltiK Day,
Thursday, November :s, the operu be,:u-
ntngat 1 P. M.
The sale of single seata for th opanlnjs
week of opera will begin to-morrow at
0 A, M. Tho bills' Monday. "Manon Iah-
caut". Wednesday, "Gtterdftmmeruiig";
Thursday, "1.1 Oloennda": Friday, "Madama
Butterfly": Saturday afternoon, "rann
h.'iuser." "Klgoletto" will lie given Satur
day night at ths Brooklyn Academy of
Giorgio Polacco, the new Italian con
ductor, will direct the orchestra at thn first
Sunday night concert, November I": Efreni
Zimballst, the Hussiirn violinist, will play.
Mme. Marie Itappold and Itlccardo Martin
will sing. Albany will havo Its one night
of grand opera next Tuesday evening, when
the Metropolitan Opera Company will give
"La Hoheme" there, with (irraldlno Farrar
as SI imfand Mr. Martin as Haitolfa. Others
in the cast will lx Mme. Itella Alton and
.Messrs. Gilly, Didur, Do Segurola and Pinl
Corsl. Mr. Sturani will conduct.
MRS. LANGTRY ILL.
Knitllali Ai'lrna Has to CSIvr
PlTTSiiURU, Nov. 5. Mrs. Langtry, who
opened a week's engagement at a local
vaudeville house yesterday In her new suf
fragette skit which was first tried out in
Philadelphia last week, was forced to clota
after last night's performance on account
ot illness and returned to New York to-day.
It is given out that Mrs. Langtry wn
made ill by the exertions of rehoarsal with
her company and tho strain of the opening
week In Philadelphia. It was said that she
would prob ably take several weeks rest.
Notes of the Social World.
Ml8 Helen Farxo Squltrs, a itauchter ot
tho Int Herbert U, Hquleri. American Min
uter to Cuba and Panama, will be married
to William Alter Drayton, a granJeon ot the
late William Aetor, to-day In St. Matthew's
Church, Bedford, N. V,
Mrs. Albert II, Wlesln will xle s recep
tion on the afternoon of December 7 at her
home, CI Park avenue, when h will In
troduce to society her daughter, llli Mar
Mlaa l.oul.e Sheldon, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry T. Hheldim, will be married
to Hdmund Heltramlnl thla erenlng at
,Mr. Frederick llrooks of CI Wnt Fifty
second street will give a reception on Novem
ber 30 to Introduce her daughter, Mlrs Mitry
llrooks, for whom she will git a a dance ut
Bherry'a on December 1.
Mr. and Mra. Cleorge 0. Heye have re
turned from Ilorlyn, L. I,, to tho Hotel
Langdon, Fifth avenue and Flfty.slxth
atreel, where they will be for the whiter.
Mra. Arthur II. 'Clafiln and Ml." lleatrlce
Clarlln liae returned from Tuxedu anil are
at the lllli-Carllon.
Capt, Vuisllleff, naal iillurhe tn tho Hue
alan Kmbuaay, and Ilaron von Itt'llmlO, eec
retary to the German Emhaany at Welling
ton, are at the ItlK-Carlton,
Blr Algernon nnd Lady Firth of Kngland
arc at the Vanderbllt for seceral dajn.
The wedding of Mini, Hlbyl K. Handerrnny
daughter ot Mr. and Mra. Kdwaid K. Kan
deraun, to Douglaa Hloane, eon of I lie lata
Duuglua Hloane of thla city, will lake place
In All Argela Church on the night of
November SO, A reception for relatives will
follow at the home ot the bride's parent,
;U Rlvrsl4 Crlva. .
t 1 a.., - r . 1 HTM at tAiM vf ti. 1
FIRED HOTEL, KILLING 4
Kinnloycft of St. Louis Minister
Tells of Her Jlania
SEKKS TO HE PEAT ACT
Yotui"; Woman Wlio Destroyed
the lierlin Caught in Attempt
to Burn Windermere.
St Louis, Nov. 5. A seventeen-year-old
nurse girl, Barbara Gladys Arnold,
employed by a leading St. Louis minister,
fired tho Hotel Berlin here last Friday
night, indirectly causing the death of
four persons, injury of a score and de
struction of property worth $100,000.
Also, according to her confession to Chief
of Detectives Sain Allender, she had tried
to burn tho Hotel Berlin last Tuesday, but
failed, and early this morning attempted
to destroy by fire the Windermere Hotel,
in which more than 100 men, women and
children were sleeping. Her only motive,
she confessed, was love of excitement,
nnd detectives, relatives and friends are
convinced sho Is Insane.
Tho Hov. Dr. William J. Williamson,
pastor of tho Third Baptist Church of St.
Louis, by whom she has been Employed
slnco last February as nurso for his Ave-year-old
daughter. Is inclined to think
a narrow escapo from drowning at South
Haven, Mich., last September and the
sight of n child moetlng death at the same
spot a few days later unbalanced her
mind nnd brought about the burning of
the Hotel Berlin, the import of w;hlcli she
seems unablo to realize.
After her confession, which followed
hours of questioning by the detectives,
the girl was locked In the matron's room
at pollco headquarters to await action
of tho Cirouit Attorney. Sho is held in
communicado and her mother's request
to see her was denied.
Carrying a bath towel and a box of
safety matches, the girl at 2:30 o'clock
this morning stolo through the corridors
of tho Witidermoro Hotel, to which tho
Williamson family had moved after the
Hotel Berlin Mm, and started from tho
second to tho first floor of the structure.
When sho had orent in hor night gown half
way down tho stairway a guest of tho first
floor opened tho door of a room and started
into tho corridor. Tho girl ran back.
A moment' later sho again appeared
and was again mot by the same guest.
Then, so fur oh has been learned, sho went
back to her room on tho second floor,
leaving tho towel and matches at tho lop
of tho stairs, whuro they wqre later found
by tho night dork.
Again in hor niom.ho locked the door,
throw ono end of another towel through
an oixmi trnnsdm nbAvn tho door nnd
Ignited tho end dangling liibide hor room.
A Biiitn of rooms directly across tho hall
from her own chamtior is occupied by
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Dr. Williamson, her employer.
his wifo and two daughters
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son noticed tho light through tho transom
of her own room unci aroused hor husband.
who lorccil tho door una extinguished
the name. Then ns he entered the girl's
room, Dr. Williamson wild, she feigned
slpep unci ho did not arouse her,
'liiiter he telephoned Chief of Deteo
lives Allonder, to whom after persistently
denying all knowledge of either (Ire for
hours the girl finally ooofesMd ahe wa
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M mil n
responsible for Imth unci for the previous
attempt to burn tho Hotel Berlin in ad
dition. A strange feature of tho cose is a differ
ence in statements mule concerning
certain phases of the caso to Chief Allen
der and to her nother, Mrs. Sarah Arnold,
a divorcee, employed as cook at the
Frisco Railway Hospital hero.
Mrs. Arnold told Allender that about
three weeks ago her daughter told her
she mother father, August Charles Arnold,
formerly a diamond broker at Crystal
City, Mo., from whom Mrs. Arnold was
divorced at Crystal City three years ago,
on the street In St. Louts.
Mrs. Arnold said the girl told her the
father wanted her (the daughter) to como
and live with him. When sho refused
he. choked and threatened to kill her,
Mrs. Arnold said her daughter related.
The girl said she did not want her father
arrested, as it "might get into the news
papers." Arnold has not communicated with his
former wife since the separation three
years ago and tho latter now believes he
has not been In St. Louis recently.
Chief of Detective Allender says he
thinks tho girl's stories of threats from
her father are tho result of hallucinations
brought on probably by the drowning at
South Haven and her own narrow escape
from such a fate.
C0RRI0AN LIGHTS INTO WALDO.
"Doesn't Knorr Kiiouali l HI cut Hat
In discharging eight boys in night court
for building bonfires last night. Magistrate
Corrigan put the blame for the numerous
bonfires in the streets of the city on Police
Commissioner Waldo and tho police.
"I don't blame the boys for building
fires In the streets," said Magistrate
Corrigan. "All boys like to build fires.
I used to like to build fires myself when
I was a boy. The only person I blame Is
Commissioner Wa'.do. Ho doesn't know
enough to blow hot soup.
"Last year the boys destroyed $15,009
worth of city property by bonfires. To
night while coming up from the Demo
cratic) Club I saw bonfires on every street
and from all appearances the amount of
damage will bo twice that of last year by
fire. The Police Commissioner announced
a short time ago that be would see that
there wero no fires and no damage done."
ROCKEFELLER AIDS FIREMEN.
Horrorm n Family Team to Hitch to
Hook and Ladder Track.
John D, Rockefeller, Jr., helped the
North Tarrytown flro department yester
day morning. While ho'was driving up
Beekman avenue an alarm was turned in
for a small fire. The firemen depend on
truck hortes to pull their apparatus, and
all tho horses wero busy this morning
taking voters to tho polls.
Policeman Charles Konney stopped
Mr. Rockefeller and told hint the troublo.
Looking around Mr. Kookefellor saw
ono of his father's teams near by and he
ordered tho driver to hitch the horses
to the lire truck. Mr. Rockefeller got a
hearty cheer from the firemen as ho drove
on toward Pocantico Hills.
PAPER FIRE HAKES BIG BLAZE.
Wllllamalturw l.lKhled ,Up tor Karly
Morn I iik Klrr In IlrlKat Avenne.
Tho llovnl l.aro Paner Works. Drluira
avenue anil Lorlmer streot, Williamsburg,
was iiurned early yesterday with a loss of
about foo.ooo. '1 he blaze started In a one
story frame building at 810-848 Lorlmer
street and nulrkly spread around the L
shaped structure, communicating tnunother
three story brick fronting at 3:'n Drlwgg
avenue, l he entlro lartory was ablate
when thn firemen arrived.
'I he blazo illuminated Williamsburg for
unco mvuuu auu urew iuuubuuus 04 fDSO-
SIEGFRIED BEHRENS DIES.
Widely Known Philadelphia Mast
claa Kaerr Jenar Llad.
PntLADaLruu, Nov. &. Siegfried Beh
rens, dean of the city's musicltns, died nt
his home early this morning at the ate of 72.
"H. Dehrena," as he always delighted to
call himself, was regarded with much affec
tion by the lovers of musla throughout the
country, lie was literally a walking en
cyclopaedia, for he had a most remarkable
memory of affairs both technical and per
sonal. He was born In Hamburg, Germany, in
IMt). Ue first took up the piano at lo years
of age under the Instruction of his aunt,
who was herself talented musician and a
pupil of Mozart, He first came to tr.ls
country in 185S with a reputation as a won
derful performer, although but 17 years
Five years before that he had been sum
moned to the home of Otto Goldschmldt in
Hamburg to accompany "a singer." He
was taken there by his aunt and to his
amazement the "singer" proved to bo no
other than Jenny LInd, who afterward
married (Joldschmidt. The boy of 12
acquitted himself so favorably as to draw
expressions of delight from the songstress.
Ills first position was that of sn instructor
In muslo at a school near West Point.
In 1M7 Mr. Behrens made his debut as
an operatlo conductor with the Htrakosch-Gottschalk-Patt!
Opera' Company. When
still but 24 years old he was selected as the
conductor of the Caroline Rlchln gs Engllth
Opera Company and continued with it
until thst organization was consolidated
with the Parepa Rosa company.
When the Metropolitan Opera Company
of New York decided to commence the pro
duction of grand opera in this city at the
old Academy of Muslo he was selected as
the manager of the company and the con
Col. William Etenlell.
Col. Wlllam Everdell, who had been
rloaely Identified with the National Guard
In Brooklyn for alxty years and was the first
Colonel of the Twenty-third Iteglment; died
yeeterday at hla home, 112 Washington ave
nue. In hla ninetieth yetr.
He was born In New Tork city and had
lived In Brooklyn since, IKS. He had bean
In the printing and engraving bualneaa lth
hla father, William Everdell, for halt a cen
tury. He Joined the Brooklyn City Guard,
which waa Company a. Thirteenth Rectment.
In 150, and became Captain four years
When the civil war broke out he waa ac
tive In the organization of the Twenty-third
neilment and accompanied It to the front
and had command during the Oettyaburg
campaign. Hp waa the 11 rat preeldent of a
veteran aaaoclatlon of the regiment and waa
preeldent of the Brooklyn Institute from
110 to is;. Ills wife, two eona and two
daughters survive him.
Major Charles F. Baldwin.
Major Charles f. Baldwin, a well known
civil war veteran of Brooklyn, died on Mon
day at hla home, 10 Woodruff avenue, Flat
buah. In his aeventy-eaventh year. He Joined
the Fourteenth Regiment In 1H1 and went
to the front with It In tho civil war aa Cap
tain ot Company D. H waa severely
wounded at the flrat and second battles of
Bull Run and waa made a Major for gal
lant aervlce. He waa honorably discharged
for disability through wounds received at
Qovestown. Va on September 24, 11(2. He
waa a member of Devln Tost, a, A. It. He
served for twenty years In the Auditor's
Department of the old city of Brooklyn and
waa In the Finance Department under Comp
troller Coler, Meta and Prendargaat. Two
sons. Major Fred W. Baldwin of the Four
teenth Regiment and Joseph W. Baldwin,
and a daughter survive him.
ratrlrk Henry Sklelde.
Patrick Henry Shields, a lifelong resident
of Paterson, N. J., died at hla home In that
city on Monday In hla seventy-seventh year.
He waa a freeholder and for twenty years
Collector of Taxes In pasealo county. While
a member of the New Jersey House of As
sembly In 1112 he succeeded In having
passed a bill providing for free libraries and
it waa through thla that he became known
aa the "Father of the free library." He was
a business man In Paterson for thirty-live
years, being aenlor member of the grocery
Arm of 1'. H. W. O. Shields, from which
he retired a few years ago. Hla wife, who
was Miss Margaret Cadmus, died two yeara
ago. Mr. Hhlelde ieavea a son. Thomas E.
Shields, a New York lawyer, and one daugh
ter. Miss Carrie C. Shields, who resides In
Edward H. Stokes.
MILLVILLE, N. J.. Nov. S. Edward H.
Blokes, father of former Governor 8tokea
and for many yeara City Treasurer of Mllt
vllle, died at hla horns here to-day. Mr.
Slokea waa Injured early In July when an
electric train hit hla automobile. He never
recovered fully from the ahock ot this ac
cident, which resulted In the death of Mra.
Emma Adama and her twelve-year-old
daughter and the permanent Injury ot Mlaa
Wlabane, a niece ot Mr. Stokes. Mr. Stokes
waa widely known throughout south Naw
Jersey. Besidea being City 'Treasurer he
waa president ot the Mlllvllle National Bank.
Hla wife died a year ago.
The Very Rev, Martin Gestner.
The Very Rfv. Martin Gessner, who for
forty yeara had been the pastor of St. Pat
rick's Roman Catholic Church at Elizabeth,
died last night at the age of 14 aa the re
sult ot a nervous breakdown. Born In Ba
varia, he came to thla country when 29 yeara
old, returning later to study at the Univer
sity of Munich, whero he was ordained In
1141. He was noted In Elisabeth for his
fight against the liquor dealers. During his
pastorate he built St. Patrlck'a Church up
until it now controls 11,100,000 In real
eatate and buildings.
John B. I.lefried.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 6. John B. Lie
fried, a retired commission merchant of
this city, connected with several financial
Institutions aa director, died to-day at
Cheatertown, Md, Mr. Llefrled waa for
many yeara tho leading merchant of Dock
atreet. and his Arm waa tha flrat to under
take the establishment of a cold storage
plant in connection with poultry products.
He was 60 yeara of age and is eunlvcd by
three daughters and one eon.
Charles H. Atkinson.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. t. Charles 8.
Atkinson, for several yeara president of the
Interstate Milk Shippers Union, died to
day. He waa Tor many yeara connected
with the 8tate Department of Agriculture.
After the organisation of the dairy farm
ownera aeveral yeara ago he waa elected
the first president or the organisation, lie
waa tn his seventy-second year and Is sur
vived by hie wife and one daughter, who Is
the wife of Dr, Henry W, Turner,
Fred U. Flnckr.
UTICA, N. Y., Nov. 6. Fred O. Flncke,
one of the leading membera of the Unelda
county bar, died suddenly at hta home in
thla city at midnight. Mr, Flncke waa born
In Jeraey City, N. J., January XI, 1160, and
waa a son of Charles and Anna M. Menn
Flncke. Ha waa a graduate of Harvard,
claaa of 1171, and of Columbia law achool,
Jacob Mollter, street superintendent of
Summit, N, J,, died yeatcrday al hla home,
tl Ashwood avenue. He was 4S yeara old
and waa born In Germany. He came to
this country when he waa 14 yeara old.
Ha was an engineer and landscape gardner.
He la survived by his wife and a son.
(laardsiaan'a Body Found In Niagara
XlAOAtu Falls, Nov, A. A body be
lieved to be that of Capt. Frank I, rarker
of the Beventy-fourlh Infantry of the Na
tional (luard was found floating near the
Canadian landing of the Maid-of-the-Mist
Contractor Klllrd by Auto.
HfCincAOo, Nov. 5. John T. Mohan, con
tractor, was killed to-day by an automobile
driven by John Oardner, son of Jame P.
Gardner, treasurer.of the Morgan-Gardner
SOON AFTER DIVORCE
Weds Miss Elisabeth II. Flnlcy
nt Homo of His Klstor
HE WILL LIVE IX PAHIS
Quiet Ceremony With Few Pres
ent Followed by a
NliwroRx, Nov. 5. Amid thousands
of chrysanthemum blossoms and branohctt
of nutumn leaves In tho drawing room
of land's End. tho home hero of Mr.
and Mra. II. Livingston Decckmnn, Edward
R. Thomas of Now York and Miss Eliza
beth R. Flnley, daughter of Mra. Henry
H, Finloy of Now York, woro married this
afternoon, the ceremony lielng performed
by the Rev. E. 8. Utrnight of Providence,
a retired Baptist clergyman.
The Rev. Mr. Straight came into promi
nence a couple of years ago when it was
first said that ho was to bo tho minister
that would unite Col. John Jacob Astor
and Miss Force. He was hero bright and
early to-day, having been engaged to
perform tho ceromony several days ago.
Neither tho bride nor bridegroom waa
attended. The brldo, who was given
away by her mother, was attired in a
travelling suit of blue and woro a large
hat trimmed with ostrich plumes to
match. Mrs, Finley was attired in black
silk and Mrs. Samuel R. Thomas, mother
of the bridegroom, woro n black and
white striped gown.
The others present at the ceremony
included Mr. and Mrs. Reeckman. the
latter a sister of tho bridegroom; Mrs.
Louis L. Lorlllard and Mrs. Campbell
Htoward, sisters of Mr. Reeckman, and
Mrs. Iiwrence Loeli of Now York, a
friend of the bride.
All were guests at a luncheon that
foil lowed the ceromony and Immediately
at the close of this Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,
wrapped in heavy fur coats, left Land's
End in a large automobile. It is thought
that their destination was Iloston, and
it has been learned that they intend
sailing for Europe in a week. They
will go to Paris, whero they will maku
Among the gifts received by the brldo
was a string of pearls from the bride
groom. AT VIRGINIA HOT SPRINGS.
Society Folks ttnejrrly Watch the
Hot HrniNoi, Va.. Nov. o. Socletr people
here, many of whom knew President Taft
when he was at Hot Springs so long follow
ing his election just four years ngo, evinced
great interest in the returns which came In
to-night over a wire furnished them with
the compliments of Shearson, Hatnmlll A
Co. of New York. .
The wire was run Into the ballroom and
the election figures were thrown upon a
While a good many of the men had gone
home to vote, there were scores of well
known people In the audience, which In
eluded Dr. Alexander Riddle, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard V. Chappell, Mr. nnd Mrs. Acostt
Nichols. Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Rancroft, Mr.
and Mrs. Artemus llolmcx, Mr. and Mr.--.1.
C. Thaw. Robert Waller, Walter Trimble.
Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Met'reery, Mr. and Mrs.
.1. F. Carlisle. Mr. and Mrs. William Karl
Dodge, Mrs. Preston thbson, Miss Kmilv
Sloan. Mrs. fleorge I). Wick. Mrs. F. P.
Olcott, Mrs. George P. Oardnor, Mrs. Henry
White, Mrs. George A. Draper. ex-.ludgo
John It. Tteed. Mr. and Mrs. 1, V. Hellmnn.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Aver. Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer Ilorden. Mrs. 8. Weir Mitchell.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. lo, Mrs. Chariot
Atterbury and Mr. and Mrs. James A. Mo
Crea. In Nerr York To-day.
Architectural League of New York meet
ing. 1:80 1. M., at 215 Weat FJtty-aeiCnth
Equal Franchise Society lecture, 4 P. M.,
at I Eaat Thirty-seventh atreet.
Chryaanthemum exhibition at Berkeley
MURPHY ROBINSON. At Canton. November
4, 101. by tho Rev. Isaao Morgan Atwood.
D. D LL. T) Hthfl. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Nelson Lemuel Robinson, to John Philip
EVERDELL. Vktxbav Association, 2Sd Reoi
ment, N.ti.N. N. Y. Member are notified of
the death of Col. William Lvenlell and are requested-to
attend the funeral servloes at S
P. M. Thursday, November 7, at hla lale
home, S1I Washington aonue, Brooklyn,
wearing Jbe association badge.
Frank rufttAaD. Jon.v N. PARTKtDOR,
FLNCKE.-Frederlck tl at Utlca, N. Y on
November 4, 1912.
Funeral at Utlca.
(lESSNER. At St. Patrick's parsonase, Elizabeth,
N. J,. November 5. 1015. Very Reverend Dean
ilarlln Ressner, V. F., for forty yean th'j
beloved pastor of St. Patrick's Church, an
Funeral Friday. November S. Divine oITiob
030 A. VI.. followed by solemn high mass at
10 A. VI.
HANSON. At Amuerdam, N. Y November (,
181?, James Howard Hanson, In the filth year
ot hla age.
Funeral at his lale residence. 30 Church street,
Amsterdam, N. Y Thursday morning. Nov
ember 7, at 10 o'clock. Interment private. at
Albany Rural Cemetery,
OODEN. On November 5. at the New York
Hospital. Wallace Ogden,
The funeral services will be held at St, Agnea's
Chapel ITrlnliy I'arlsli). o?nl st. near Co.
lumbu av on Thursday, November 7. at
KOUERTS. On Friday", November t. 1015. at hit
home, Gleobroolc, Morris Plains, N. J.
Jonathan W, Roberta. In bin 05J year.
Funeral tervleetathls late residence on Wednes
day, No ember a. at io:30 A, M. Carriages
w ill be la waiting at Morris Plains staUonupoa
tho arrival of the train leaving Hobokea al
Vita. Itlsrequesled that no flow era be aeaC
TOMPKINS. On Sunday, November 3, at Nyack.
N. V., Charles Wilson Tompkins, late ot
Brooklyn, N. Y,, In his 75d year.
Funeral nervlceaatFI'hKlll on-lludson, Wednes
day, November 8, at 2:30 P, M, Carriage!
will meet train lcalng Urand Central U;J
TRUSLOW.-At Rome, Italy. October 11, 1011,
Mrs. James L. Truslow.
Funeral services at the residence of her son.
fil South Portland av., Brooklyn, on Thur.;
day afternoon, November 7, at i o'clock.
VAN VLECK. At Mlddletown, Conn., on Mon
day, November 4, 1012, John Monroe Van
Vleck, In the SOIh year ot hla age.
Funeral services at his lato residence on Thurs
day . November 7, at halt past 2 o'clock
Burial prlvatn. It It requested that do flowers
WARREN. At the residence of hta parents, I
West 72d st on Tuesday, November 8,1 1wls
Baker Warren, sou of Lilian Baker and
Charlra Howard Warren, In his 3tth year, t
Fuavwal and Interment private. Kindly oml
flowers. Wheeling, West Virginia, papers