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THE SDN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1013.
DR. MONTESSORI HERE
WITH HEW RACE PLAN
Will lid'turr on Ifpr KyNteni of
Pliilil Education, SurcrHS
f til in Koine.
HAWKS AUK SKLF-HELIANT
None Cries mid Kncli Learns by.
Piny in the "Houses
Tr. Maria Montessorl. foutuler of th
Cnw lr lMtnblnl, "Houses of Child
liood." the system of kindergarten etlti
ration wliirli trains Infants and young
children, without corrections, rewards
or punishments, to develop their own
Hies, arrived here yesterday on the
Ir. Montecsorl will spend n month In
thla country lecturing on her method
of learning. She comes here with the
hope that the Montei!orl method, for
which Is claimed remarkable results In
Home, will he ndoptcd widely In America.
It Is her plan to estuhllah In Homo
model laboratory for every branch of
p etiological research In child develop
nint. Such a laboratory, she believes,
nouM he the centra of a revolution In
the world's i durational Ideas.
At tho Holland House, where the was
ntertalned yesterday by S. S. McClure,
tlm puhllsher. und Mrs. McClure, the
relelnated Italian teacher described he.r
stem of teaching and the sucoesa of
applying to babies the principle that aelf
activity Is the law of growth. Dr. Mon
tessorl shn has a medical degree from
the University of Home speaks no Eng
lish and conversed In French and Italian.
Race I" Aim of the System.
The system, she said, was designed to
produce a new race of men and women.
In her "Houses of Childhood" she begin
hy placing the babies In an environment
of perfect freedom and happiness. There
It nothing that could make a child self
conscious, obstinate or III tempered.
Flm endeavors, ho says, to establish a
-wirt relation between the soul and the
"New born babies are so carefully
Mudled," s.iiil Dr. Montessorl, "that
wants which they are unable to express
am anticipated and provided, so that
they do not cry. llables should not cry.
It Is unnecesary. When they cry It
means that they suffer or that they aro
not comfortable, or that they are hun
gry, or that their clothing Is ton tight
or too loose. I saw recently In u clinic
nt Home sixty babies under observation
and there was not a peep from one of
.Developing n perfect sense of touch Is
one of the first steps of her system of
1 ruining, Ir. MonttSKorl explained. She
teaches her little pupils to see with their
fingers. Hy lnr method thu delicacy of
touch which nil children have, and which
Is usually blunted after the age of fl, Is
retained for life und greatly developed.
The. moHt attention is given to developing
the other senses by the use of toys and
playthings. Without realizing that they
are being taught the children acquire co
ordination In their movement, lose nwk
wardipss, clumsiness anil uni-outlinc" and
acquire certainty and grace,
"A child's love of play," said Dr. Mon
tessorl, "Is used for his self-development.
He l studying and working without
renllrlug It. He learns to write without
ioph'ol; tedium. He learns to distill
Siiich between rough and smooth hy feel
ing little boards upon which are fastened
alternate strips of rough nnd smooth
paper. Afterward lie plas with letters
nnd numbers In rough and smooth paper.
He presently finds himself tracing these
letters und nuniliers and presently he can
Hy this method children of 4 years
have learned to write In six weeks. After
three months most of the little people of
the Case del H.imblnl wrlto very well.
I.euinlug to read Is a guma that the
children play with delight. The prettiest
tojs of the school are shown to them.
The nanio of fiery toy is written on a
piece of paper, which Is folded and placed
In a bag. A child draws one of tluse bits
of paper from the bag. If he. can correctly
pronounce tlio word written on it he Is
sllowed to play for the rest of tho day with
the toy that Is named. Short phrasis are
taught by the use of a blackboard and
by encouraging the children to carry on a
onversatlon among themselves. Hy the
Montex-sorl methods even defectlvea and
Idiots have been taught to read and write.
Tho discipline and Immobility of the
ordinary nchool aru banished from the
Case del Hamblnl. The children. Dr.
Montfssorl said, are permitted as much
freedom as Is compatiblo with the rights
slid comfort of others. I te wards and
punishment! am unknown because the
ehl dren are constantly engaged m play,
which Is really work, that amuses and In
terests them. They do not complain. Dr.
Montessorl says, because they aro always
happy, always satisfied.
The principles of freedom and In
dividual responsibility ate carried to such
s point that the child must extricate itself
from its own mistakes and embarrass
ments, and Is required to solve Its own
problems and pusilcs. Independence and
self-reliance are developed from the cradle
sgs. The child Is made to realize, through
liberty, that whatever offends or annoys
others, any sort of coarsepesa or bad
manners, Is not "good play."
No Paralyala of Mlenee.
Pi Montessorl said that In her "Houses
e' childhood" the children are permitted
10 movo about freely In a large room.
They aro not seated In stiff rows. They
Are not forbidden to talk. There Is no
paralyzing system of silence and forced
sturlv, She ha gardens at tho schools
in which the chlldien play and gradually
lenrti the names of flowers and plants.
And In this phase of the work, as In all
others, the child Is left to select for hlm
aelf the particular flowers or plants he
wthes to understand, Tho tastes of each
mind aro respected and encouraged.
Miss Anne K. deorge, who studied the
Montessorl system In nome, met Dr.
Montessorl at the Holland House yester
la. Interpreted for her nnd talked about
the surprising rosults of tho system.
"Children educated by this method
progress Incredibly faster than children
In tho ordinary schools." Miss deorge
said, "They acquire at the very start of
life a desire for personal cleanliness, good
breeding ami ambition to know the truth
of all things In the world about them.
They acmilio self-mastery and poise. They
learn to discipline themselves. They find
out for themselves the difference between
good and evil. They have tranquil nerves
and perfect coordination between brain
and body. Wo who have worked under
Dr. Montessorl know that she Is a genius
end that her system will develop If taken
up by the world an Ideal race of human
Dr. Montessorl will go to Washington
this morning and this afternoon she will
discuss her work with I'rosldent Wilson.
She has accepted an Invitation to visit
Mr. ami Mrs. Thomas A. Kill son, but her
t-..! .. in .......i. t a.,nAntiM
HMjlUli'n Will 1111 I'rnim wi iivi pvkiiiiih
many Invltullons, sue win deliver tneiHIeeie, nnniun "i" nnmsin,
first of a nerlcK of twelve lectures In' Philip A. H. Franklin, nichnrd I). Ijtng-
Washington on SatilMay.
night she will leclurtT In
In this city. After several lectures here Luther Lay tiauei, vyiiiiani i , .xiiinor,
she will talk In Philadelphia. Pittsburg. Uiwrenee 11. Kemp. llllnin H, ,( . llrough
Itostou and cities east of the Mississippi, ton, James A. Gordy, F. Waller Law
Phs said jesterday that she was a suf- renro and William Henson Davis. Thorn
fradst. hut shu does not svmDathlM with was general dancing, and supper was
A fine Comedy of (Irrninu l.lfr Ad
"Der Dunklo I'unkl" (The Dark Spot),
which had Its first production here last
night at the Irving I'lato Theatie, bids
fair to provu n worthy successor to "Kus
ernenluft," which It supplanted, and to
enjoy as long and prosperous run as
that piece has had. This comedy of
Kadelburg and I'resbcr of present day
Herman llfo with Its scenes laid In and
near Herlln and with Its rather happy
and good natured exploitation of tho
weaknesses of the old nrlstocracy, was
admirably given by the capablo theatre
company and was heartily enjoyed by the
That there may ho some dark spots
even In tho most nristocratlc families and
that they may turn up In most unex
pected manner la tho themu of tho piece.
The pride of family and rank was so
great In tho heart of (Irblmrdt, Mroii
ion irr lluchncn, that when It came to
giving his consent to tho marriage of his
only son, Kmmerich, to the daughter of
lllrieh von Kuckmtt, whoso rank was not
so high mid whose family was not so
old, he hesitated so much that he came
near wrecking tho happiness of tho two
Ho had Just nbout consented to take
the von Kuvkrotls for what they were
worth, when he found out that the sou
of the family was engaged to marry the
daughter of a most plebeian merchant. All
the engagements were lit all end. Hut
Just then appeared his own son-in-law,
who had married his daughter In Amer
ica nnd the old baron made the discovery
that this man was a negro, who had
saved his daughter's life at the time of
the San Francisco earthquake and whom
sho had married out of gratitude. It
was truly a dark spot on his family his
tory, and there was nothing for him to
do but to give in and let the .voting per
sons marry as they had planned.
The company played the roles with
the same skill and distinction that they
have shown In nil the other product Ions.
MISS FOOS'S WEDDING FLANS.
Cerera.iny In Church at the Heaven.
Ijr Itrst and Home ltecepltoii.
I'lans have been completed for the wed
ding of Miss Gertrude. Foos, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Forguson W. Foos. to Ar
thur H. Iwrence In the Church of the
Heavenly Hest on Saturday afternoon.
Miss Foos has chosen Miss Kllzabeth
Iawrence, sister of the bridegroom, as
her maid of honor. The other attendants
will lie the Misses Harriet I.ummls, Mar
Jorle Drowning, Anetta Weaver of this
city and (larettn Iteboull of St James,
I.. I. Lawrence 8. Ilutler will be best
man nnd the ushers will Include licnja
mln C. Tower, l'hlllp Itoyer. K. Marshall
Smith and Alexander Fraser. After the
ceremony there will be a reception at the
home of the brides parents, u7 West
Mr. Lawrence gave his farewell bache
lor dinner last night at Delnionlco's. His
guests Included, besldew his !e.st man and
tho ushers, Walter Stokes. William Mluot.
H. K. Dreyer, H. K. Vlngut, Alexander
Wetherlll. A. H. (lalnes. .lr John II. S.
Hloodgood. Clarence Itohhins and C.eorge
H. E. OELRICHS TO WED TO-DAY.
Ilrlde-tn-nr Is Miss llathfr More
land of ritlsliura.
Miss Esther Moreland, elder daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M .Moreland
of I'lttsburg. will be married to Henry
K. Oelrlchs to-day at noon In the rectory
of St. Patrick's Cathedral Mgr. l.avclle
The announcement of the wedding
comes as a surprise. The tlrst mfornut;
tlon that there was nn engagement was
when Miss Morelund ami Mr. Oelrlchs
obtained their marriage llceno on Tues
day. Miss Moreland's jiarcnts have been
for the last two summers In Newport.
They had la.s?. summer the Thaw villa
and for the season previous Mrs. Let
Thomas's villa. Mr. Oelrlchs Is a nephew
of Mrs. William Jay nnd he has been
Identified with the ,llfe of Newport since
The wedding ceremony will be followed
by a small breakfast at the HHz-Chi Iton.
Mr Oelrlchs and his bride will sail for
Europe on Saturdny to remain four
months and on their return they will live
P.leTen Yale Men Are 1'shrra at
PITTSHI'IUI, Dec. 3. Miss Dorothy DM
worth, daughter of Mrs. Lawrence Dll
worth, nnd William I'. Wltherow. both of
this city, were mairled this afternoon In
tho First Presbyterian Church by Dr.
The wedding party was unusually
large, with Mrs. John Crossnn Dllworth
as matron of honor, eight bridesmaids
anil eleven Yale classmates of the bride
groom as ushers.
The wedding of Mis Margaiet Neltje
Talbot, dnughter of Mr. anil Mrs. Charles
N. Talbot to Itlchard Klss.im Cooke of
this city )ok place last night at the
home of her parents. 2:." West 100th
street, tho Hev. William W. Hclllnger,
rector of St. Agries's Chnpel, officiating.
On account of mourning In both families
the wedding was celebrated quietly. The
bride, who wns given away hy her father,
wore a gown of white brocaded satin
trimmed with eld point lace nnd i veil
of the samo lace wnlch was worn by
her grandmother when a bride. Mrs. Hod
ney L. Una was the only bridal attendant.
Her costume was of pale blue satin bro
cade trimmed with lace, and she carried
a bouquet of pink roses. William H.
Pond of Washington. D. C was host man.
After the ceremony there was a small
reception, and Mr, and Mrs. Cooke left
for the South on their wedding Journey.
They will live In this city
MI'S Hlrdle Goldsmith, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. Hermnn Goldsmith of this city
and Paris, was married to Until lleyman
of this city last evening hy th Hev,
Dr. Hlatl In the ballroom of tho St. Hegls.
The bride wore a costume of white bro
caded crepe d chine trimmed with old
point lace. Miss Florence Tanncnbauni
was the maid of honor, and Miss Huth
Hclmait and Arthur Helman were tho
flower girl and page. Daniel Poll was
best man. After the ceremony thcra was
a dinner. Among "he guest wero Mr.
and Mrs. Oeorge Kessler. Prof, and Mrs.
Henry Helman. Mrs. Clara Goldsmith,
Mr and Mrs. William Poll, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Morris, .Mr, and Mrs, Max Tan
nenbaum, I.lpnian Tannenbuum, Mr. and
Mrs. Julius GoldBmllh and Mr. and Mrs.
After a Southern trip Mr. and Mrs.
lleyman will llvo In this city.
The wedding of Miss Nanette Hlrseh,
daughter of Mrs. Ieon M. Hlrseh, to
Jacob Newman of this city took place
last night In the ballroom of the Gotham,
the Itev. Dr. H. A. Tlnlnor afliclatllig.
After tho ceremony there was a small re
ceptton for relatives and Intlmnti friends
Maryland Woelely a Itrreptlon
The annual reception nnd dance of tho
Maryland society or .-mow inrn was neiu
Inst night It) the ballroom of the Plaza.
Atnnnar the members of the reception com-
it, w.m .1. T.vnch PenderirasL J. Nevett
. iitw , ,, ' .f . . , " ,
ford. George H. Covington. Ilalnbrldgo
I nitieklev. Iit William H. Prllchard.
sry4 in th main reitaurant.
BLANKENBURG IS IMPROVING.
Philadelphia Mayor Knjoya Moun-,
laln Air at Asltpvllle.
AsiiKVlLi.g, N. C, Deo. S. Tourists I
from nil part of the countty aio arrlv-'
lug at Asheville. Among the recent ar-
ilvals at the Grove Park Inn wero Mrs.
II. S. l-lrestono of Akron. narles It.
Crane of Chicago, ex-City Treasurer Adam
Oitslefen of Chicago and William !! less,
Jr.. of New ork.
Mayor HIankenhurg of Philadelphia Is
, ,, , . , .... ,' u.
rapidly Improving and still enJos his
daily walks over the mountains. He i
smoked tho first cigar yesterday since
bis tllnexs. '
Twenty (if the Manor cottages hav e '
l en taken for the winter. Senator Luke
Li a of Tennessee has taken one Mm Ooodson s piano style Is well I
Dancing at the Mattery Park Hotel Is known to local music lovers. She p'.ns
a favorite pastime In the evenings, nnd with much spirit, with something like
during ttin day large crowds go to the masculinity of etjlc, with an excellent
golf t ouisi! hii'1 riding parties go to te. hnle, and H'xive all with musical Intel
Mountain Meadows Inn nnd other attrao- luerue. S.:e Is an earnest artist who de-
tlve v lew-points. Among recent anlvals
fiom New York city were I. A. Haw
kins and Mr. and .Mrs. D. C. Cahalene.
The Asheville school for young men
entertained the parents of the undents at
Asheville Inst week.
Votes nf the Modal World.
Mrs. William Church Osborn will give,
a dinner this evening at her home. 40 .
Hast Thirty-sixth etreet. and other dln-
ners on Deconiner s aim -. foe win
entertain tho Thursday livening Club on
Mrs. George Gor
.inn Kmr cavs a re.
eptlon last night at her house. 16 Last
Clghty-fnurth street, for her debutante
Mrs. William Douglas Sloano will give, thpv rB planning to give after successful
a reception with dancing on the night of performances of "Through tho Looking
January . 'Glass" and ''Hip Van Winkle," which they
n..iimn do rtnnn will clve a reception adapted to their own needs
this afternoon at 112 Last Slxty-tlrst
street for Mrs. HenJ.imtii Harrison.
ilafael Diaz an
Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Taft will give
a dinner thle evening at S6 West Forty
Mrs. William M Fleltmnnn will give a
luncheon to-day at 32 Last Slxty-sevcnth
street for her .lebntante daughter. Miss
Lida Louise Fleltmann.
Mrs Francis Fisher Flagg will give a
reception this afternoon at 100 West Hev -
receji iiuii ii" i..an
entyuiui eirt-.i, . '. ,' ' iV
to society her youngest daughter. Miss'
There will be a meeting of te Draw-
" . .1.. i l, u,.
Ing lloom vino no" uvnitiiB . ....
of Mrs. Harry Norton Marvin, aio uiver-
Miss Katherlne Hungerford, daughter
of Mrs. Orvllle 13. Hungerford, will be
married to Harold Will this evening In
tho First Presbyterian Church, Water
town. N. T.
Mrs. Kcnnoth Frnzler will give a recep
Hon this nfternoon at 23 Hast Sixty-fifth
street, when she will Introduce to society
her daughter, Miss Veronica Frazler.
Mr. and Mrs. George I). Cross hnvn
..in'aml their country lioiihe III Iternards.
vllle N. J., and aye at West Fifty-,
second street for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Wlnthrop Parker of this
city are at tho St, Charles Hotel In New
Orleans. Tho wedding of Miss Francos Folsom.
dnughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ooorgo Wln
throp Folsom of this city and Lenox, to
Cleveland Itlgclow of Hoaton will take
place In Trinity Church, Lenox, on De
Mr, nnd Mrs. Kugene S. Iteynal have
returned from their country place, the
Orchards, In White Plains, and are t at
the Gotham for the winter,
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hlalr, who
havo been at their country p'neo In Oyster
Hay alnco the early summer, are at the
Mrs. Augustus 8. Whlton, who returned
recently from a three years residence In
Tarls, it as been entertaining; for Miss
Julia Little nf Garden City at the Oe.
mont, Mrs. Whlton gave a theatre party
fr Miss Little at the Kmplre Theatre
I yesterday, afterward Inking her guests
' n Mrs. Hherrlll's tea dance at Delnionlco's.
Among thorn wero the Misses Margaret
Smith, Klslnore Qulnn of Greenwich, Helen
Ingereoll and Dorothy Morris of Phila
delphia. Mortimer Wllrnerillng, Augustus
S. Whlton and A. Palmer.
1 Frederick II. Haldwln will give a the
j iMMttt at wuerry on aioaaay aiternoon,
n-.. e.-t for this season of Mrs. It, W. . """ . ' 11 """' Interpreted In fav.ir of his M-ye.
i"-' i criiwurii ii v vi in ii aru i ith. i 1111 .nt e.i hiii t.i i.i. .... m. 1 .. .
-..orth's chansons en cr nnllne will .'. - ', ... . , . "e- i i.unu.-n, oy
the Plaza. There w , ne nrn. ; mnnw, of ..lamlrt.. wiu Bhvn M " " ' , " - " " "
ami uaqces ny .umi rtoiuut. ..i..n,..,., e ,,p ;4 , , of the , n.rl. , ::V .
.1 If llntli Wt Tlenls. , i" ''i iimrn consoler necfr.sH.1 V
straight path for the crooked
MISS G00DS0NS RECITAL. !
CnalUh Pianist Itenppears Willi
I'roarranimp of t.ond Music.
Katherlne Ooodson, the llnullsh plains-..
has returned to town and yesterday af-er-
1 noon gavo her first recital at Aeolian Hall
Her programme showed that shn intended
to be taken seriously, for the opening
numbers were Schumann's "Kinderscenen'
and Hrahni-s's F minor sonata, The-e
wiy- followed by a Chopin group conMet
Ing of the "Herceuse," the F minor fan- .
nln ...'A ....tn. n...t . V. . t An. ...I... I
" " " 'onn contained
opus 1.. rne closing group contained
Schumann's I- sharp minor romance.
Gernshelm's "Aeolus" and the flower
waltz from Tschalkowsky's "Nut Cracker"
suite, prepared for piano consumption b
one Grnlncer, whose first name Is probabl
rrves t lio respectful heating which Is nl
Unit nceorited her In this community.
I'nfortunately this rirr of thing seldom
satisfies a public performer
SCHOOL CHILDREN AT THEATRE.
. V . 1-'.. . l.. .11 ..i... .... .. t
"The Merchant of eiilee."
.-i.v tt0 girls, members of the Dra-
niatlc Club of Public School IT., at
Klfth .,, ,,w Forbes-Itob.-rtson plav
The Merchant of Venice" yesteniav at
' tho Shubert Theatre. They were under
the supervision of their prlne'i.iV Miss ,.,,,,
iw"1! ' th'" ' ;,f. ""Ithe V
lub. Mrs. Lutkeiihaus. They v lid have
preferred to see "Julius Ciesar." which
, Permission was given by Supt
well to all school children to attend yes-
Arr,i,, i-rom i:iiKnnil anil the I nn-
j Arrivals by the llnmburg-Amcrlrnn
1 liner Cincinnati, from the Mediterranean .
ilr. Marls Mnnte.sorl. Pr. und Mrs Mllion
Samusl S. Milure nnllln
'r "d Mrs Julian Mrs. .1 C Kir
S(ory Co ,, MJf
Mr. and Mrs TrnneU Cutler
M. Whitetion,, "r..,;'"'l
it !" s. t.uner
Mr .mil Mrs
Mr and Mrs
xtt. 1, II Tiffsnj
K ! Vlntnn
V R Klteh
Sailing by the Willie Star liner Halt li
fer uei nstown and Liverpool:
Mr. sod Mrs II II lir anil Mrs
Mrs I. C, Cahnnn
Ur II I. Connor
Mr and Mrs 11. f
Mrs. ' II llllilretli
.1 II Palmer.
Mr nnd Mrs
II I,. Withers
In Mew Vorlt To-dn-i,
City Planning Lxhlhltlon, Publlo Li
brary, Forty-second street and Fifth ave
nue. Society of the Sous of the Hevolutlnn,
meeting, Fraunce's Tnvein, 330 P. M.
Dun ach I Ionic for Crippled Children,
Christmas sale, f Last Seventy-seventh
street, 10 A. M. to fi P. M,
Manhattan Cnngiegatlonal Church, fair,
Drnadnay ami Seventy-sixth street.
Now York Antl-Vlvlsecllon Society, ben
efit, Cnrt Theatre, 2 P. M.
Gormnn-Amerlcnn Friendship Club,
bachelor's bazaar, Park avenue and
Nlnety-fifth sttect, 8 P. M.
National Hoard Y. W. C. A., recep
tion, 800 Lexington avenue, S to R P. M,
Academy of Medicine, meeting, 1" West
Forty-third stieet, S;30 P, M,
Madison H0111.0 Christmas sale, Society
for Kthlcal Culture, 2.. West Slxty-fonrth
street, 2 P. M.
University of Michigan Club nf New
Tork, luncheon, Lawyers Club, 1 P, M,
New Yotk State Hotel Association, din
ner, Waldorf-Astoria, 7 P, M,
Columbia Institute of Alts and Sciences,
lecture, "Problems of Peinocrncy," Dr, Jo.
scf Schumpeler, S P. M,
Chamber of Commerce, meeting, fi.'i
Libert J sit eel, 12:30 P M,
Legislative league, meeting, Waldorf
Astoria, I P. M.
Natural Ice Association of Ameilcu, i
dinner, Hotel Aator, 1 P. H,
GIRLS LEAGUE HAS BAZAAR.
Opens This Afternoon at Httf Madl-
sun Air, lioes On To-morrow.
The Girls Protective League of the New
York Probation anil Protective Associa
tion will open its bazaar in the league
headquarters, D12 Madison avenue, to.
dnv The doors will remain open from 3
to 10 o'clock to-day and to-moriow, when
It Is expected a largo amount will have
been leathered to helti t!i, work.
Twenty-two branches of the league.
. . .... .... . ..
, ' rat,,1K "rfK,M-v"; -Manhattan ami The
Hronx, are engaged in tlm work. The
, ,t,nK11 ,mH Xi33i mu. , nml ,. him.
. gathered many gifts for the bazaar
WILLS AND APPRAISALS
Mi:s. IIki.kn Svkks. wlin dud at
Hotel I.ismorl on April 10 last, left an
tnte i.f f"f,.!irt!, of which $7f.,(l"M was the
value of .Mill shares of .-toi k in the Herald
Squaie He. (Hy Cnmpaii), owner of the
building occupied by Saks A- Co. She di
vldeil the stock betwen her daughters,
.Mr. Sophie Stein, Mrs. Kinma Trnunstlne,
Mrs lli-lle. Hiichmau and Mrs. Flora Ito
eenliflm. and her sons, IMward and
Charlts S. Sykrs.
he died on May s last, left f21, to tils
wife. Illlse S. Ducat.
Sami iu. I.vtkii., who died Mav v last,
lift f:'3.l to his wife and daughter
Mns. Jkanktti: II. It icniAM'ro, who died
n:,t.itf:lIu;,0 f Fr.we. and gave
.November lust, cut oft her husbnnii
J.'i.i'ii'i outright and her residuary estate
to In-r nephen, William M. Hamilton of
Ittsliurg She left 11,000 for a bed In
.I.vmm II. MrCoiiMicK, who died on
April ti, ):t 2, eft llM estate appraiusl at
.",, tvfi, tint most of which goes to his
daughter. Lllzab.-th lledces . nephew
and brother get 3,H0n each
Wil.i.tAM Ll-nnCN T'e wishes of the
lite William I.inblen In the matter of the
disinis.il ,,f ., rc-tlduarv estate .,r too noo
her i-omfortiibln malntenanre, tlm Young
.Mens enilstlan As-soclatlou and nthe
chailtalile and seml-soclal Institutions
I of Hi-isikljn getting any surplus oer this
iimoutit, as well as the reversion of the
estate. The executors set asldo tiil.Oinl
for Mrs. Ludden. The charitable Insti
tutions sued on the ground that sh did not
need mi much for ointfortahle mainten
ance. Mr. Hint Sirs. Heed Miller Sing.
Mr und Mis Herd Miller ga a con
cert last evening in Aeolian Hull. Mrs,
Miller used lo be known to music lovers
as Nevada Van der Veer, but although
she lias changed her name she has not
changed her stle of slnglntf. The pro
urnmuic ptesented by the two singers had
In plentiful varlct. Lach sanr solos
and they wero heaid in two duets, one
i from the treasure house of H.irh md the
I oilier, entitled "A Hook of Verses," R ust-u-
,n ,. ' tlmr of ftanr.is from Ornir Khayyam bv
I Granville Hanhs-k.
Chaiiare In Opern Programme.
Mine. Matzeuauer will sing the roln of
WriinnhlMe In to-night's performance of
"SUgfrbil" at thu Metropolitan Opera
House Instead of Mine. Frerustad, who will
sing In "Tosca" on Saturday evening, re
placing Miss Farrar. who has not fully
recovered from her attack of the grip.
Plns nnd l'larra.
Mis. William Faversham, known on tho
stage as Julio Opp, who become 111 last
spring and spent the summer and fall In
Switzerland, has regained her health and
will arrive In this country about De
cember 10 to begin rehearsals In Mr, Fa
ver.Hhant'a productions of "Othello" and
"Homtsi and Juliet.
Friday night will bo Song Writers
Night at tho Forty-Fourth Street Muslo
Hall. More than a score of well known
song writers will sing selections from their
own oomHDs1tlotis. Harry Von Tllzer will
bo master of ceremonies.
Huth Hhepley has oomph-ted the cast for
T. W llobertson's oomedy "School," which
will bo given at a special performance on
December l,; at tho Playhouse, for the
building fund of a new alumni house for
St, Kllz.lbeth's College, The cast will In
elude Charles Cherry, L'rnest Olentllii.
nlng, Wallace Krsklne, William Phlnner.
Alice lliad. "live Hat per Thone, Alice.
t.liidahi. Margery Hlossom. Jane urey.
.viais-i .M-her, iits-R) tiiiiiuiiei anu itiun
SI Ie Seats for "School" are now on
saJa at tha PtejiaMaWi
MISS HEDMAN TO GO TO LONDON. (
isnedtsh Artresa Will Appear With
Mir (ieorge Alexander.
Martha Hedman, the Swedish nctrcos,
who recently appeared with John Mason
In "Indian Hummer." will sail for London
next week, whero sho will support Sir
George Alexander, tho Kngllsh actor, She
la to appear In a series of lending parts
at Uie St. James Theatre, hut her first
performance before a London audience
will bo on January 1, when sho will play
Kent? In "The Attack." Charles Frohm.in
brought Miss Hedniau here to create the
same role when the llernsleln play was
produced on September II, 1012, at the
Miss llednian was horn In Stockholm
and when ahe went to London two years
ago sho could not speak Kuglleh, In
eight months she had become so proficient
In the language that Mr. Frohman en
gaged her to support John Mason In "The
Attack." Slnco then she has appeared
In several productions.
JAMES A. ALEXANDER DEAD,
Id the Insurance Hnslnrss
Here for 71 Years.
James A. Alexander, who had been In
the Insurance business In tills city for
seventy-one years, died early yesterday I
morning at his home, 31!i West Seventy
eighth street. He had been III slnco last
summer. .Mr. AlcxnnilerH association
with tiro Insurance began at a time when ,
this State. Only eighteen of those com
panies now survive and he had seen the
pnsslng of more than fifteen hundred com
panies. He was horn In Philadelphia In 1827.
When he was L ears old lie i ntered the
office of his father, Thomas A. Alexander,
whn was then the New York renreseutatlve
of the Aetna Insurance Company. The' himself unable to pass the work. Ho
elder Alexander was subsequently called commanded Verdi to obliterate the king,
to Hartford to the presidency of the com- I" avoid all reft renco to such tlangeioua
pany. Ills son continued the New Vol k' topics as regicide, and to place thu scene
agency. He was then but little more than of action far nwny from Its original
()f nge. 'loeullt So the king bicsime a Governor
In tsr.S Mr. Alexander married Miss ' of Huston and the action was transferred
Catherine M. Cornellson of Jersey t "Ity. i ot that usually law abiding fit v.
She died In 1U01. They had no children. Since tli'i opeia has hld the s'nw so
He Is survived bv a brother. Henry many years. It seems a pity that the ortf
Alexander of Philadelphia. ( Inal text has not been restored. To do
He was a member of the Academy of I tins tew would wound n Italian sns
Design, of tho Metropolitan Museum of ceptlbllltles and the pictorial absurdttljs
Art. of tho Society of Fine Arts anil the nf ,b. iric dram i would d,sip,e.it Ther
Society of Municipal Art. He was also a
member of tho Carteret Club of Jersey
City and of the Hepubllcati Lawytrs and
Authors ciiids or -ew jorK, anil or me
Ill blislntss Mr. Alexander wns a inetn-
her of the Arm of Scott, Alexander A
Talbot of !.. William stieet and
ALFRED E. DUNCAN.
Was President nf the Frnnklln
I'lrr Insurance Complin; .
Plitr.APKf.Pllf a, Dec. 3. Alfred K Dun
can. 4'.i years old, president of the Frank
lin Fire Insurance Company, died tu-day
nt tils home In i iverlimok. He had suf
fered for n-vtral wo-ks from a compu
tation of illtan-s which began with a
Mr. Duncan leaves n widow nnd five
children. He was born In Huston and en
tered the Insurance business In that city.
He went to San Antonio. Tex., In ISM
continuing In the same business, ami lat'i
ed ill Omaha, ogd.-n nnd Salt Lake City
is;.,, he came to Philadelphia.
Tliiinins f.regTiir llnriiej.
Sol-Tit Niir.w-Ai.K, Conn, Dm-.
Thomas Gregory Hartley, wbn
from active service as a member of the
New York police force on September I ; Mr. and Mrs. Henry M Tllford had as
after forty-five vears of service, died at tlM.r Knests Mrs. Moses Talor Camptiell
his daughter's home here to-day. He was ,,,,,1 j,jr, an, Mrs. David Wagstaff.
t',6 years old. With Mr. und Mrs. 1-3. Francis Hytht
For many years Harney wns a familiar W,,1P Mr und Mrs. Hubert l Adams, their
tlgure around City Hall Park He wa- iianchtei . MNs I3dllli Adams, tid Wal
ussigtied to diitv at the Mayor's other hrldae S Taft
and itttt tided the late Maor Gaynot He Miss l.einy guests were Mr and M s
left the force of his ow n volition ami had Waiter Itiitht ifurd and .Mr. ami Mis tuis
an exceptionally clean leeord lie wns woid . T'aonisoii.
the oldist member of the department In j Tin n- wt ie also In the audience M aid
length nf service. Mi George .1 Gould, M'ss Hope Ham '
i m the ilav of his retirement he said ton. .Mr. and Mr d" l.am-ey K'-np tzi M g
to Camnilsslner Waldo. "I was never istiate and Mrs l'raruls IC IVriilli-ton.
healthier In my life'' lie lived nt Jn'J Mrs. Henry S. Hedmonil, Mr ii.nl M s
West Mist street. New- York The tu- Henry W. Taft, Mr. ami Mrs. Chautu-ey
niral will be Friday and he will h- burled , M. lVpcw. who wen- with Gen and Mr
at Yonkers I Howard Carroll; .Mr. and Mrs. S Sta
- j wood Menken, Shlpb Jones. .1 1 ie Wolf
. . ,, (Cutting, Mrs. W. St ward Webh and MaJ.ir
Ord .1. Ilarlliiir. ,.ruh,l)n UVbb.
ord I Darling, who was Maot nf West I
New Yotk from I vol to l'nis. died yister- Lord nnd I.ndy llecles oinlnic Here.
,'lav at his h.un.. .'-21 Sevi-i.tteiah -treet, , on ,,,, , ,)(M,(,S ,
that town, of lp)i.iid imeiimonia "'' ";u , Lngland ui the Lusltarila on December I
for manv veits a In niocratb-b-adei of tr-.- ,(1 Il;lss t)(, (lral,a honeys lth M
northern part of Hudson count. but nf , Mrs George J Gould at tieoigia i
late had been active In Republican circles (,., iKewood. It two ears slm .
II tied two terms as a memls-r of th I t),ey have bi en in New York, anil the
Hudson t'ountv Hoard .if Freehnlib-rs and i visit here will be brief Lady Defies wa t
was foi some vears Treasurer of the l"ii. i Mis Vivien Gould
He was. fill vears old. Ills wife aim oikiii
t-hiblren survive htm.
Wlltlnni XI. Harford.
William II llarl'onl, State Si name ill
MlflllK.lll for tlllei ve.HS. tllt-tl lo the
FPu-lung llosintiil in i.'uiiiis Itorougli on
Tuct-daj niKlit. aged 71 .M-.irs. He had
lived In Wh't.sinue for ttve .Mars lie
was bom in ' 'bin and was a gtaduate
of the Ohio Wesltyan College. He estab
lished eight newspapers In various patts
of i 'bio He Is survived by three sons.
Mrs. W. XI. Oslrnnili-r.
Mrs Keatil'-e M Ostrandi", wife of W
M. Ostiander, t al estate npeiator. died
vestenhiy niorning nt her home, 211 West
Flfty-tlrst street. She was the daughter
of Hugh Allen MeCllntoek of Pittsburg
and was married to Mr. os-mmler eleven
fston Wold llt-lient nle.
There was a sale Mstuda.v at the Hotel
Manhattan for the benefit of the Stonv
Wold Sanatorium Among those assisting
wero Mrs George i: Itrewer. Mrs Hen- '
Jntnln Stern, Ms William A. Slinonson.
Mrs Thonins H Fretn Ii, Mis .limn s
V. It Curtis, Mrs. Walter 13 Wi.oilfoi ,1, ,
Mrs Svlvun Hltr. Mrs ,nhn D Walton
Mrs I'ler-e Mab. Miss Siluiier, Miss In. 1 1
McNn, Miss Cm a W e.r and Miss Lllen
1. Adte Scotch woollens, tovs, ilnlls and'
fanc.v arricles wen- so,. I and bne-heon and'
tea were served The proceeds of the
sain will be devoted to the san-.tarluni 1
which Is situated In (he Viliropil.i.-ks, and
enres for self-sni porting women nnd llt-
tie gills suffering from m.-lpli-iil tuber
culosis. Crouch &
Leather Cases. Kit Bars,
Portmanteaus, I lat Boxes,
Uurfrunen), f'Pi prlf". on rri;i,r
14 West 40th St.
154 Fifth Ave. at 20th St.
r, , , . . . t.
177 Bo WAV at Cortland t ot.
BALLO IN MASGHERA'
Performnncc of Verdi's Old
Opern Applntlded hy
SINOKHS TN GOOD VOICE
Mine. Dueliene Tnkes tho Plnefl
of Mme. Miitzcnuner ns
The second performance of Verdi's "Un
Hallo In Maschera," which took place at
the Metropolitan Opera House last eve
ning, brought with It ono chango of cast.
Mme. Duchene, a conscientious and pains
taking singer, whose voice Is of pleasing
quality, replaced Mme. Matzeuauer ns
Ulrica, tlu witch ami fortune teller who
Infested strangely Neapolitan regions
Nomewben. In the iielifldmrlmod of lloston.
,. ,,,., ... ,,.. - .,.,,.,. , Uui,
ami still catch fish In Its neighborhood,
perhaps that was the place. Hut It Is
hard to bellev In the costumes.
In fact as the book of tho opera now
stands llttlo Illusion Is possible. All well
Infonned operagoers know that tho
oilglnal libretto dealt with (luntiivun, a
'Swedish king, but tho papal censor found
Is no reason for retaining the Hostonlan
prt twice. The scent s and tho costumes, an
well as the action, are not at all suggestlvt
of the Hub of the I nlverso at am period
c its history.
hvi'iMiie's nerform.inee was at.
tended bv a numerous audience and wa.
Di.miIIc tin faol
that she had rung In Philadelphia on tin
pluvious evening, Mir.e. Dcstlnn was in ful'
, voice, and Mr. Am.ito showed decided vts ai
liupiowmeut In tie- top. of Krnntn. It Is
also an ersititlal part of the record tha
Mr. Ohiui-o was the Wit cnno nnd th.it he
sang the music quite us well un he did at
the previous performance.
Vincent Astor and hi flnitu-ee, Mis
Helen Ihiisinore Huntington, were In box
7, ,is was also .Mrs. ItoU-it P. Huntington,
who wole ialet: lilac satin toinblued with
J-ttt-d Ida. k lace and sitln. Mls Hunt-nm-ton
woir white satin and a scarf of
The Countess de Ilodellec, who woie
rosi. pin;; brocade and a tiara of diamond
and Mrs. Henry A. ltohbliis, whose gnwn
of while satin was veiled with silver lace,
re, Hus.ell' Soley." G-n. Horace Porter
n,, ,.,., K, s.imi were with Mrs
were wltn .Mrs. Ijiils J lloyt.
Hamilton McK Twonihlv, Sir Hubert and
l.ail lladlleld being with Mr. and Mrs. 13
Ml ;ilnt tl-s. Alfred Cb.mlti uhu ta-i
in .iH, vinrlrln i,,.v. had as their iroests
.ir. ,,m .,s. Dulany llowland.
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runnrii I pr let nt hl lat- r'rir-nr J 'i
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lir rcii)fiH f, t 105th itrct
Hfloii i -'h-.fod v l low nf llHTiry (lu
-'irUi'.ti rttM dHiiKntcr of tlic Will
lam tl rtinl K.ifi'i ( ifri Hubtmnl
hci;cpr' will t lioiij nt tirr Imc r-dMn'
Tiiur"Ji5 intri. iiit; nt II-.30 o lock, Thni
w h nta v ihU to I'" rrecent nre wflrom
l'AYi; in Mom.it . Hr-. f-mher I. Urn-"
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llrnMli. In lU tlft:-()rt "f , .
nitf, hfni son nf ttir life Ttmniu ah '
Mnrloti -'otiUnI K.
I'iiih rnl Jr !" at S' Airni" Phnpfl Vf
NJnotj --protul rttr'i. Thurii1sj, Doieni
brr 4, at 11 n'llok Infrmrnt irli
Klnilly omit flnw ri.
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n remit of nci'lilrnt, W Hlltin It OrrTon
Knnrnl ",vlrti h' Ji rei4snc',
r-.utli M'.untHlti iftui Montcl.il
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Train lrr.r. Moi.nk)! 10.61 Minn"
fip'ills p-.'pr- tp r p-.
1IAI.I-. At New I'tn.iuii i nun , Mnniln
evnltiif. !. enil.fr 1 11.1. llionni
Weltt ()i in lil-i Mui ninth -r
riinerl eere.i nt ConRreRrtllnn!
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Mtoet, nn Mnnility, Iff-niher I, tn th
nent -eiKhth ,r f hi nge, Oora
rn-)ll 1 Ih nt. lK-Ki.r.1 hu"lanI of I.auta
1 .ii verlrrt. 1'1 bp hM At t
janifN ("huri Ii, Murtl'nn menun nnd Sv
nty tlrnt irf"X nn Thurndny morntnt.
l)tci'mbfr 4, M half pat 11 u'rlnck
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i'fum.. nn ftlnc-i'lM . Iffemt'T 8. 1511,
r.lliha Ietifsnn llurlhtit
M Kit HIM On lcetner J At Mi
re-Mence, In Vi pperp'l, M.m , WlUUm
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