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THB .SUIT, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, WW.
F. W. WHITRIDGE DIES I !r jsj
AFTER AN OPERATION
President of -Third Avenue
Railroad Is Victim of
NOTED FOR CAUSTIC 1V1T
lorn 64. Years Apro, Ho Was
Lawyer, Essayist and Trans
Frederick VT, WhltrW. prrlditt of
th Third AvcnuA Railroad, dlnl in the
Nnr York Hoapltal early yesterday
morrilnr. He waa operated upon for ap
atndlcltla laat Wednesday. An apparent
toiprovement In his condition was fol
lefd by a relapse which resulted In
Mr. Whltrldce and her two daughters,
M Joan and Mrs. Charles K. flrecn
eutli. were at Mr. Wiltshire's bedside
when death came. Subsequently .they
wtre Joined by lMward A. Maher. Br..
lce-prcstdent of the Third Avenue Rail
road and one of Sin Wiiltrldre'a, closest
friends, arid his son. Kilwnrtl A. Maher.
Jr. To them the death was a great shock,
m they had been Informed late Friday
nlsht that while Mr. Whltrldge was very
weak no serious outcomo was to be
Later In the day the body of Mr. Whlt
rldire was removed to his home at It
East Kleventh street, where he had lived
far nearly thirty years.
Steads Foe of Ilamha.
K'fdfrlck Walllncforil Whltridrc, who '
was $1 yar? old at the time of his
denth, was one of the mou Inth-estlnc
ilsor.alKIe Now York linn prodin-ed In
kalf a century, for Mr. Wlittrldve. al
though bom In tits old whaling town of
New Bedford, was a ie.il New Yorker.
His versatility was revealed In 'his
sstnlfold activities ss a teudlns; lawyer,
transportation expert and doctor of In
firm railway concerns, essayist and au
thor, public speaker and wit. Many
persona found In the wtt and tenacity
f Mr. Wliltrldae a curious resemblance
ts the characteristics of the late Mayor '
daynor, with whom Mr. Whltrldge I
Mmetlmes dtsacreed sharply and amusingly.
It may be that he will be longest re
membered for his detestutloit of pre
tence and humbug, frequently expressed
In the form of lnlmltnble letters to pub
lic officials. Paces of a newspaper might
easily be filled with Mr. Whttridge's
biting but always umultiK comment on
what he considered the cttimnltiesA anil
Ineptitude of public bodies. Hack In I
1109, soon after he was appointed re
ceiver of the Third Avenue Itatlroad. he
yald his compliments to the Public Her
vire Commission with this brief quo
tation from the remarks of St. Paul
(he quoted front the Bible wtth Mayor
oral business and transportation prob
ems. He was president of the Wash
ington County Jtallroad. o director of
Hie Cleveland. Akmn nnil l-nlnmhil.
Hallway, the Chicago Termtnal Elevator
J-oitipany, the I-ake Hrle and Western
Itatlroad, the Niagara Development Com
pany aln various other concerns.
In 1012 he became pirsldetit of the
Third Avenue system.
Deration to the Entente.
Vrnm the outbreak of the war Mr.
Whltrldze was outspoken In his devotion
to the cause of the Kntente Allies be-H
cause, ns he Inelsted, they were lighting
for civilization and for the right. He
had lived two years In (lermany. greatly
admlrlm: the people for their peaceable-'
ness, their simplicity, their friendliness
and their Industry. And then when he
returned after many ears he noted a
monstrous clwinge, seeing that the people
generally were exhibiting the worst
faults of a raw plutocracy.
He found the war spirit growing arid a
deep seated desire to crush and hUtnlli
ute Kngland. He found the. Hermans
thinking war, planning war. Subse
quently Mr. Whltrldge wrote a hook
about these Impressions of his. calling It
"On Amerloan'a Opinion of the Kuro
rean War? an Answer to Qerrminy'a
He was deeply Interested In all move
ments for the relief of the Belgian
people and In the Interest of war suf
ferers In all the Kntente nations. Re
cently he presided over a mass creetlng
In Csrnegle Hall at which the finvern
ment of the United States was severely
condemned for falling to apeak out In
protest against Germany's brutalities In
Mr. Whltrldge was fond of outdoor
life, particularly of golf. He belonged
to many clubs, among them the Union,
Knickerbocker, Century, Downtown,
'Metropolitan, Sleepy Hollow Country.
Metropolitan of Washington and Am-
I herst Graduate, and Automobile Club of
Funeral services for Mr. Whltrldge
will bo held at Grace Church, Eleventh
street and Broadway, Tuesday mornlnr.
i at 9:S0 o'clock, Interment will be at
opening of the Madison Square Garden
uud, made a second visit In 1901,
SR. CLAUDE L. WHEELER.
fcdltor of .V. V. "Medical Joaraal"
Dies of Pneamanlat 53 Years , Old.
Dr. Claude I Wheeler, editor of the
New York Mtdical Journal, died at hli
residence, 418 East Sixteenth street,
Brooklyn, yesterday morning. Death was
due to bronchial pneumonia after an
lllnesss of a. week.
Dr. Wheeler was born In Montreal on
March 0, 1U, the aon of Dr. Thomse
Brown Wheeler and a nephew of Will
iam Wheeler, former Governor of Ithode
Islnnd. He was graduated from Laval
1'nlverslty, Quebec, and took his medical
degree at McOIll University In Montreat.
He engaged in the practice of medi
cine In Burlington, Vt., and came to New
York about twenty-six yeats ago.
Isidore M. Cofcea.
Isidore M. Cohen, (9 years old, piesl
dent of Cohen A Co., West Indian ex
porters, died yesterday (n his home, 43
East rifty-elghth street He was active
In business until two weeks ago. Mr.
Cohen was the head of Cohen ft Co. for
the-Jast forty years. He was well known
In the Bahamas and West Indies, hav
ing a homo In Nassau, Bahama, where
he has wintered for many years. He
was a widower and Is survived by a son
and two daughters.
Frank Martlneau, a manager asso
ciated for many years with enterprises
nt Klsw A Erlaneer. died yesterday at
1S2 West Forty-flfth street after an III-'
ness of a week. He had been In falling.
health for some time and on attack bf
gastritis caused his death.
Philadelphia Bridge and Train
Kherl Builder Dies addentr.
PHttAPEt-rttt, Pa., Dec. 30. A.
nr.inn, senior member of the flrrri of
Brann & Ktuart. engineers and con
tractors, died suddenly last night at his
Mr. Brann, who was born in Ohio In
1M9, built the long bridge over the
Potomac at Washington, the train shed
at Broad street station In this city, all
the bridges on the railroad elevated sys
tems In Washington, Wilmington, Ches
ter and Camden and the train sheds at
Union station, Pittsburg, and nl the
Pennsylvania stations In Camden and
Jersey City. Mr. Brann was not married.
The Iter. 1'rrdrrlek J, Kerch.
Tho llev. Dr. I'Vederlclc J. Kecch, for
mer rector of the Church of the Atone
ment In Brooklyn, died last night In his
home, 449 Fifth street, Brooklyn, llo
was ordained In 1SS5 and became rector
of Immanuel Church at Baclne, "Wis. In
1891 . came to New York ns senior
curate of St. John's Chapel of Trinity
inuri'n in ivva no inrwino rcciur m
tho Brooklyn church and remained the
fury Finds London Killtnr Sulci. ,
TiOJJBOtf, Dec. SO. A coroner's ivti I
to-day returned n verdict that ItegtnaM f
John Smith, head of a London publish
ing house ami editor of the Comhttl
Stapmlnr, whose death was reported on
Thursday, committed suicide while tain- ,S
porarlly Insano, having thrown hlraaelf
from a window while his nurse was out
of the room.
r i- j j r, MSIl Grcelev 1900 e
rt Pounded 1826 '
Lord & Taylor
JANLABY SALE of MUSLIN II
GEN. H.CARROLL IS
DEAD AT AGE OF 62
Son of Civil War Hero, .Ho
Was Soldier, Writer, Finan
cier and Contractor.
Gen. Howard Carroll, soldier, author,
Juurn'allsj, financier and contractor, died
yesterday at his home, 4 East Sixty
fourth street He was 6! years old and
had been HI for'some time. Death was
due to hardening of the arteries.
With him at his death was his family.
Including Mrs. Carroll, Alderman Uiuivll
Carroll and Arthur Carroll, his sons, and
MIhs Caramel Carroll, his daughter.
Gen. Carroll was lr?i In Albany. Ills
father was Gen. Howard Carroll, who
was .killed leading his forces at An
tletam. After receiving his early educa
tor ao Is the wilt of fJnrt. thm hv Hon In Albany public schools he went to
wsll doing ye may put to silence the lg-' Hanover, Germany, and Geneva, Swltxer
aorance of foolish men." ,H,11' to' "nlh Mn studt. l or three
- ... ' ijesr he studied military tactics at Hah-
I riena of Kooseveit. ovff Cpon JiU Ifturn lo ,,, t.0,ln,rJ.
Mr. Whltrldge was a great friend of Mie became a reporter for the New York
Col. Koosevelt, and none the less so ln 7t'nie. later becoming Its Washington
recent years when they found them-j correspondent. In H93 he became chief
selves so exactly In agreement over the 'of the Artillery Division of the New York
ratines and developments of the war, I National Guard. When the SpatMi
pirtlcularly Germany's violation of Bel-1 American war btoko out three years
g!um's neutrality. Mr. Whltrldge wentt later he was promoted to lnspeotor-Gep-to
Spain at President Ttoosevelt's tequost era!.
to an ss special ambassador' at Khlg ' For his Interest in German affairs
Alfonso's wedding, and they utually Kaiser Wilhelni decorated Gen. Carroll
feund themselves In agreement pollll-i wlth'the order of the. Ued Eagle, After
call)-, . the present war begun, however, he u-
One of his downright temperament pressed pro-Ally views,
naturally found himself at outs with Gen. Carroll married Caroline Starln.
lsbnr unions touching on transportation daughter of the late John II. Starln. He
activities, although It was observable became Interested In the Starlit Trans
put wltli his own employees Mr. Whit- 'portatlon Company, of which his father
rldge was able to get along pretty i In-law was the chief owner. He was
amiably. They considered that he wnN president of the Sicilian Asphalt om
fair and in more than one strike they Pny. He was a Republican uml a dele
.,'. nu- iw .m gate to a number o' national conven-
IIU e. IID " ...w nu,.,, it....
stories and one play. He spent his
summers In his home at Tarrytown. N. Y.
(Lounging Robes and House Gowns, cozy and
comfortable. Dainty Negligees of soft, shimmering
crepe de chines and laces. Luxurious ones of velvet.
X All arc here and at Unusually Attractive Prices.
Corduroy Lounging Robes
$4.95, $5.95 and 96.95
Fine quality wide wale Corduroy models, lined
throughout; belted and on the newest lines; deep collars,
cuffs and pockets.
In Rose, Copenhagen, Wistaria, Pink and Blue. Com
plete range of sizes.
Wool Crepe and Albatross Negligees
other recourse under the compelling
rules of their unions. Four years ago
the locals threatened him with a strike,
and In replying by letter he said he
thought "there was a good deal of hum
bug about them" (the unions). Subse
quently, at a -talk at the Hotel Aator, he
"I have been surprised to see how
labor Is hypnotised by labor leaders who
re not only Ignorant but cowardly. I
have said the same to their faces.. I
have said they did not have the brains
ef a canary. The remedy for this la
After a childhood In New Bedford he
went to Amherst College and was grad
uated from that Institution In 1874 and
from t'se Columbia law school In 137S.
In IMi h married Miss I-ucy Arnold,
tl.Yuff.itrr of Matthew Arnold, and subss
quentlv beoame head of the Uw firm of
WMlridge, Duller a- nice at E9 Wall
street. In March. 1805, Prosldent noose
vel. eent him to Madrid as special Am
bassador. Before accepting the Third Avenue
JlMlrrad receivership appointment In
Wool ' Crepe, coatee model
Wool Crepe, Empire model,
collar and cuffs hand-em-broidcrcd;
Wool Crepe, straight model,
run through slashes. . .$3.95
Wool Crepe, limpire model,
with accordion pleated skirt:
square deep collar and cuffs
arc hemstitched. . .$4.95
Wool Albatross, rag! an shoul
der model, satin bound and
prettily embroidered. .$5.95
Wool ' Albatross, Kmpirc
model with-accordion pleat
ed skirt; deep cape collar
and cuffs arc dot-embroidered
Brother of Man Who Composed
"Beaatlfol Bla Daaabe" Dies.
Etlouard Strauss died Friday nt his
home In Vienna at the age of 89. He
wis born there and was u son of the
famous' John Strauss, composer of many
waltses and other dance numbers. Ills
brother Johau Strauss, was known as
the composer of 'The Iteautlful- Blue
Danube" and other waltses and such
successful operettas as "Dlo Kleder
maus" and "The Merry W.ir."
Kdouard Strauss hod also composed
dance music, but he was known chiefly
as a conductor of such music He con
ducted for a while the Court Orchestra
In Vienna and was also at Tetrograd us
conductor. He came to this country
first to take part In the concerts at the
Crepe de Chine and Satin Negligees
ANNUAL JANUARY SALE
On Wednesday, January 3d
THIS SEASON'S REGULAR STOCK
at reductions that will never be equalled
again, owing to the increased cost of
manufacture and the difficulties in
DETAILS IN MORNING PAPERS OF JANUARY 3D.
384 Fifth Avenue .
TelepKone. Greeley 2044. Between 35th and 36th St..
Florentine Silk, Semi-Empire
model, trimmed .with flow
ered ribbon $4.95
Crepe de Chine, 'Semi-Empire
model with kimono
shoulder; shirred sides; hem
stitched finishing details.
Crepe de Chine, Empire
model with accordion pleat
ed skirt; cape collar and
cuffs arc of chiffon, prcttilv
Crepe, de Chine, kimono
model, slashed and ribbon
run at Empire waistline;
satin ribbon puffed edces,
Crepe de Chine, hand-embroidered
model on kimono
lines, satin ribbon bound,
Crepe de Chine, wide novelty
lace edges the low neck and
deep pointed sleeves; satin
ribbon girdled $8.75
Crepe de Chine, shirred at
front and back; lace frilled
neck and sleeves $8.75
Soft Satin, kimono model,
trimmed with flowered rib
Crepe de Chine, wing sleeve
model, elaborately silk em
broidered and scalloped;
draperies at sides arc caught
with rosettes. Also coatee
model, the pointed jacket
edged with fringe; accordion
pleated skirt $9.75
Crepe de Chine, coatee
model, scalloped and liand
pleated skirt $10.75
Wool Albatross, coatee
accordion pleated skirt,
Wool Albatross, Empire
model, tucked voile collar,
Irish lace trimmed; pleated
Wool Albatross, a box
pleated straight-line model
with .Irish lace trimmed col
lar and cuffs. Alio a dainty
Valenciennes lace trimmed
"Dolphlne" Crepe, a moire
silk and wool fabric; in
Directoire model, double
breasted and very flaring,
white satin collar; tasselcd
Wool Albatross, coatee
and ribbon girdled: box
pleated skirt $10.75
Soft Satin, Empire model,
with pleated skirt; hand em
broidered collar and cuffs of
Cjeorgette crepe $12.75
Crepe de Chine, angel sleeve
model, the deep points and
cape collar edged with fringe,
Satin, of lustrous finish, in
Directoire model, double
breasted and shirred at sides;
tasscled sleeves and white
satin collar $12.75
Crepe de Chine, two coaicc
models with accordion
pleated skirts. One with
chiffon cloth jacket, lace
and rosebud trimmed; the
other with long shadow lace
coat, ribbon frilled and tas
Crepe de Chine, effective
mode, slashed and ribbon
run; accordion pleated skirt,
Crepe de Chine, box-pleated
model, on Empire lines with
chiffon angel sleeves; deep
cape of lace, rosebud trim
Crepe de Chine, pleated Em
pire model with lace coat,
net frilled, ribbon and rose
bud trimmed $16.75
Crepe de Chine, accordion
pleated skirt, the long coat
of hand-embroidered Geor
gette crepe and novelty silk
"Waterfall" Velvet, an ex
tremely smart model in this
lustrous, shimmering fabric;
has hand-embroidered crepe
de chine collar and cuffs,
Commencing Tuesday, January 2, 1917
Thousands of dainty garments, fashioned of fine,
sheer nainsook and batiste in models ncw and charm
ing. Trimmed with the favored laces Valenciennes,
Filet and Baby Irish, with fine embroideries, ribbons
and beading. Exquisite finishing details distinguish
even the most inexpensive garments.
Judge the scope of the assortments by the fact that
there are hundreds of styles in the following garments:
of Nainsook and Batiste,
50c, 98c, $1.45, $1.95, $2.95, $3.95, $4.95 and $5.95
Cotton Crepe 98c and $1.25
Envelope and Straight Chemise
98c, $1.45, $1.95 and $2.95
98c, $1.45, $1.95 and $2.95
98c, $1.45, $1.95, $2.95, $3.95 to $6.95
. Corset Covers
50c, 75c, 98c and $1.45
50c, 98c, $1.45 and $3.95
French Hand-embroidered Lingerie
From Parts have come the most exquisite examples
of the nccdlc-workcr's art, garments of softest, sheerest
nainsooks and batistes; adorned with tiny scallops,
floral motifs and medallions of hand-embroidery.
'Gowns $2.45, $2.95, $3.95 to $6.95
Drawers 98c, $1.45 and $1.95
Envelope Chemise 1.95, $2.95 and $3.95
Chemise 98c, $1.45 and $1.95
A large assortment of dainty new models; lace trimmed
or hand embroidered, in styles ranging from the simple to
the most elaborate effects.
Flannel satin ribbon trimmed $3.95
Albatross $1.95, $2.50, $2.95 and $3.95
Crepe de Chine $3.95, $4.95, $5.95 and $8.75
Odd Pieces, Gowns and Petticoats
at Grcatlv Reduced Prices
j Favored makes in fashionable models; made espe
cially for this sale and secured at concessions which
enable us to offer them at half and less than half the
prices they would otherwise command. Complete range
Mme. Irene Corsets
Coutil, in medium low bust model with clastic inserts over
abdomen; prettily lace trimmed. For average and well
developed figures. A JS5.C0 model $3.00
Sovelty Batiste of fine quality in a lightly boned model, lace
and ribbon trimmed. For'slender figures. A 5.00 model.
Fancy Broche, in pink or white; well boned model, long skirted
and medium high at bust; elastic over abdomen. A jtio.oo
Broche of handsome pattern, in white; well boned model for
well developed figures. Sizes 27 to 36. An 8.00 model.
Broche of superior quality in pink or white. Medium bust
model of medium length, with clastic inserts over abdomen.
An $ 1 1.00 mode! $5.95
Red fern Corsets
White Batiste, in lightly boned model of medium length, cm-
broidery trimmed. For average ligtirc.. A S;.oo model.
White Broche, of, effective pattern, in lightly boned, prettily
trimmed model, medium bust and length. A $6.00 model.
White Broche, of beautiful design, in medium bust model,
well boned, free at hip: lace and ribbon trimmed. For
average and well developed figures. An $S.oo model. .$3.95
Pink Broche, of excellent quality, medium bust and length,
prettily trimmed. A 5.00 model $2.95
La Vida Corsets
White Broche, well boned and daintily lace and ribbon
trimmed. For well developed and average figures. An
tfS.oo model $3.95
Striped Batiste of superior quality, in pink or white; well
boned, medium bust and length. A 6.00 model.. $2.95
h i Lora & laylor special Corsets
j ) Striped Coutil, in all white or all pink; lightly boned model
I j with medium bust and short skirt. A 2.50 model. .$1.65
s J j Broche, in pink and white: medium bust and length, lightly
.....,..4. i boned model, lace and ribbon trimmed. A i.;o
Philippine Hand-embroidered Lingerie
From the Philippines, finely hand-embroidered
garments of soft, nainsook, beautified with floral and
Gowns $1.95, $2.95, $3.95 and $4.95
Chemise $1.95, $2.95 and $3.95
Drawers $1.95, $2.95 and $3.95
Petticoats '. $2.95 and $3.95
Pink Coutil, with novel elastic top; medium bu.u and length;
lightly boned. A model $1.95
In flesh pink, the delicate color blending exquisitely With the
creamy Valenciennes, Point de Paris, Filet and Irish crochet
laces with which they arc adorned. Tailored models,' too,
tucked and hemstitched in fashions new and charming.
' Crepe de Chine,
$2.95, $3.50, $4.95, $5.95, $6.95 to $12.75
Washable Satin 4.95, $5.95 and $7.95
Crepe de Chine 1.65, $2.50, $2.95 and $3.95
Washable Satin ".$2.95 and $3.95
Crepe de Chine or Washable Satin Bodices,
98c,.$1.45 and $1.95
Bramieres Leading Makes
(Featuring Bandeau effects for evening wear)
ashable Pink Silk, with wide
cluny lace top and bottom,
ribbon strap at shoulder.
Usually Jtt.oo 75c
Crepe de Chine Bandeau mod
el, clastic insert at back,
ribbon strap at shoulder,
fastened in front. I'sually
A Special Lot
Models Regularly $4.95 and $5.95
Petticoats of Taffeta Silk or Silk Jersey
with taffeta flounces in pretty styles.
Washable Satin Petticoats
- $3.95 and $4.95
White or flesh in models with tailored flounces.
Taffeta Silk Petticoats j Silk Jersey Petticoats
Exceptional Values at j Special Values
$2.95, $3.95, $4.95, $5.95 $3.95, $4.95, $5.95 and
and $6.95 j 6.95
Flaring, elastic lop models i.i Several styles, including
p ain colors, changeable effects, ( ,iiosc with silk' Jcrsev flounces
black or white. Mounces m as well as others with'elaboratc
smart new lasuions, arc tai- j
lored. tucked, shirred, corded. I
scalloped or pleated, with tiny
ruffles to add to their stvlc.
I Novelty Silk Petticoats
Two Models cambric em
broidered and Cluny Lace
trimmed. Usually 50c. 38c
Three Models Bandeau styles
in pink Tricot with elastic at
back or wide Cluny Lace,
Linen Clunv Lace trimmed.
Usually 75c & $ 1. co. . . 50c I
$3.95 and $6.95
Pompadour, satin striped
and Dresden flowered silks nf '
excellent qualities in elastic
top models: flounces corded
and scalloped or doublc-shirrcd I
ana runic irimmca.
$2.25 and $2.95
Flesh or white in prctii
flounces of taffeta. Pleated
or more elaborate pointed
flounces. Serviceable qualities
and in a wide range of fashion
$3.95, $4.95, $5.95 and
ashable satin in pink Or
white; in many charming mod
els with flounces of lace, chif
fon net and Georgette, or lace
Hid Georgette; elaborate stylci
wiin lace uouncet., satin paa
cica ami rosenud trimmed
d n" ?S