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England to Create a New Office
in Her Navy.
nCeprrisht. SPHI. By the Brentwood Oonipar.y.)
England has already provided for the
■- *' command of her military forces in
.v, event of war. In mentioning a. few
cays ago that Field Marshal Lord Kitch
ener is appointed to succeed Sir John
T"r«ich as inspector general of the army In
June next I called attention to th© fact that
"•= government has on several occasions
officially announced, both in and out of
parliament, that the Inspector general of
the army in time of peace. would have
supreme command thereof in the event of
Tie government has now at the instance
of Kin? Georpe resolved on the creation
of an office of inspector geneial of the
•navy, whose duties -will consist of cruls
jjj C about on his flagship, visjtinc and in
rTectin? first one fleet, then another, also
the naval arsenals and strongholds, etc —
i-i fact, that he shall fulfil in the navy
much the same duties that are Intrusted in
♦y e ar:ny --. its inspector general. The
r aV al inspector general will in this way
be in supreme command of all the varl
cas British fleets, and will occasionally
avail himself of the opportunity of ma
-vj-". those in European -waters to
gelfcer. As in the case of the Inspector
-«■-.-• of the army, the admiral !n ques
tion Is to act as commander-in-chief of the
British naval fighting forces in the event
of war, and It is reported that the first
holder of this new post will be either Ad
miral Sir Edmund Poe, now In command
of the Mediterranean fleet, or else Admiral
Sir Francis Bridgeman.
The House of Parneil.
O!£ I-a<3y Congleton. whose death has
•ust taken place, was a cousin of Charles
Stewart Parnell. the great Irish leader,
•»<ho u=ed. en account of their difference in
age, to style and treat her as an aunt. She
■"•as the widow and th!rd wife of John
P2.rr.eli, second Lord Con--rleton. whose
recozxi **ftoi Khatoon. had bee:- a. Persian
•sc-osian. c. Shiraz. ar.d \^idow of an Ar
—*-:ar. merchant. Yoosoof Constant inc. of
Bushire, Persia. This second LorJ Con
rletor. "was a Plymouth Brother and a tnis-
Elcnary. His first ■rOSa had died while he
•was doing missionary work at Bagdad, and
his second wife. Khatoon. having become
ana of his converts, was promptly turned
adrift by her family, whereupon he mar
ried her. There -were no children by this
Persian -wife, bat by the third wife— that
■1 to say. the Lady Congleton who has just
died— there warn a daughter, who is the wife
of yoiir.g Ambross Mcndevllle, of Ar.ner
Castle, CTmiirrt
This second Lord Congieton was Buceeefl
d ay his brother Henry, who witnessed
the entr>' of the Cossacks into Paris in ISI4,
it year later heard Napoleon haransulnK 1
his troops before they marched' out to
Waterloo, and not only took part as a
raval ©Seer in the battle of Xavarino, but
aJso served on board the Shannon after the
capture Ot Ota Chesapeake. The present
Z/ord Conslßtaa is the filth of his line, and
-.vill become of ace next year.
The Parnell family, which hail* originally
*rom the town of Congleton. in Cheshire,
baa been settled In Ireland since the days
of Charles 11. when Tobias Parnell, one of
the alderman of Conjrleton. crossed the
channel to Erin and purchased an estate in
Ireir)d. His son, the Rev. Thomas Par
neil. Archdeacon of Clogher at the be?nn
ninp: of the eighteenth century, was cele
brated as a poet, was the intimate friend
of. Pope, Swift. Addison and Steele, and
figures as irjch in many of their writings.
2lis nephew, John Parnell, was created a
■baronet of Ireland, and it was his son, sue
- nor and namesake who was so celebrated
as a statesman, holding- office as Chancel
lor of the Exchequer and as Lord of the
Treasury. He had many warm and inti
mate friends and admirers, among them en
Jrisii land owner and county magnate,
Pamuel Hayes, who a? a, token of his affec
lion ■ Ml regard bequeathed to him his
Avcndcle estate, in County TTlcklovr.
Sir John Parnell en his death left the
Avondale estate to his third sou, William,
•".ho assumed the additional surname of
Hayes. Kis son. John Henry, who married
I>eUa, daughter at Commodore Charles
Stewart, of the United States navy, was
the father of Charles Stewart Parnell. the
Irish leader. Fince the latter's death
rhe Avondale property has been purchased
tr the government fcr use as a national
forestrr ■ ';00l for Ireland. The rooms
occupied by Charles Stewart Parnell are
kept as nearly as possible as they were
drains his own lifetime.
! have ■Heastaßwd that Sir John Parnell
bequeathed Avondale to his third son. Will
lam. The estates of the Parnell family
jessed to the second son, Henry -Parr.ell,
who ana created first Lord Congleton, not
of the peerage of Ireland, but of that of
the United Kingdom. If hLs eldest brother
rvas eliminated frem the succession to the
estates, it was by virtue of a social act cf
T'arliamfjit, passed in ITS?, owing to the
iact that he was by birth deformed, crip
pled and bereft both of reason and cf
speech. Ho was, indeed, one of those af
riicted creatures whose existence was a
source of BBbaivtoeaa to all his family,
and who nevertheless survived until tho
ase of more than forty.
The present Lord Congleton has two
"jrothers, and they, in turn, have a number
«>f cousins, sons of tho late and fourth
ongkton ■ younger brother. Colonel Ar
thur Parnell. so that there Is no prospect
of the Parnell family dying out or of its
baronetcy and peerage 01 the United King
dom becoming extinct.
King's Favorite Chaplain.
The Hon. and Rev. Leonard Tyrwhitt,
■who has just been installed as canon of
St. George's Chapel. Windsor, with me
diaeval rites and ceremonial, seems to have
"become the principal spiritual adviser of
the new King and Queen of England, and
ie, at any rate, so high in their pood graces
as their favorite chaplain that his prefer
ment *athtr to the now vacant deanery of
Westminster Abbey or to some bishopric
may be looked for at an early date. His
staler is th«» wife of Lord Knollys, so long
attached to the household of Edward VII
•as* private secretary and now fulfilling siml
tar duties in the service of hi* Bon, George
V. One of hie brothers was th« late Cai»
ts'n Hugh Tyrwhitt, who as commodore
commanded the Renown on the occasion
«f th« Indian tour of The present sovereign
and his ccasort, when still Prince and
Princess of Wales.
The Tyrwhitts are said to owe their
name to th** fact that after the battle of
Hastings on« of th* knights who had
taken part in that conflict, was known
to hay« lx**zi wounded early in th*? day
•anc cou'.d m ' be found by his friends and
coiEriides after th* light was over. Just
a* th*- ■Bank was about to abandoned the
•^xcitf-d conduct of >*'ime lapwings, which
'>y reason of (bear plaintive cry used also
la be called "tyrwriitts," attracted atten
tion to a mound of corps****', beneath which
the mis-sing knight, badly wounded but
#*tlJl .'iv*-. was found. He eventually re
«*overt-«l, *«- n d was known thereafter as the
Knight of the Tyrwhitts, in memory of his
preservation from death by these birds.
The head of the family is an elder
brother of Canon Tyrwhitt, Sir Kayraond
Tyr»h;tT Wilson, who is indebted for the
7-refix of honorable to bis name to the
"act that his mother Ie a peeress in her
own right, being: the holder of the barony,
of Eeraers, created in 1455. Lady Berners
■was married to the late Sir Henry Tyr
"^fcitt, and on her death her eldest son,
-' — already holds his father's relatively
modem baronetcy, aaal who aided "Wil
ton" to his patronymic in compliance with
ffcf: stipulations of the will of an uncle
**'be left him quite extensive property^ will
succeed to her peerage and become Lord
The Burners barony was originally, cre
ated In favor of Sir John Bourchier. Knight
of the Garter, fourth son of William. Comte
d'Eu, In Normandy, by Lady Plantagenet.
daughter of Thomas Duke, of Gloucester,
sixth son of Edward HI. and brother of
Edward the Black Prince. The barony,
owing to its descent in the female line,
has been twice in abeyance, once from
1532 to 1720 and then again from 1743 to
1832. Lady Burner's father was a major
of dragoons, of the name of "Wilson when
the abeyance of the Berners barony was"
terminated in his favor, thus investing
him with a seat In the House of Lords
and with a peerage. A Mr. Wilson, of
Allexton Hall. Leicestershire, was so much
struck by this story that, eying not long
afterward, he bequeathed to the new Lord
Berners estates worth $50,000 a year, as well
as $500,000 in consols, although" he was a
perfect stranger to him and the two men
had. never met.
A Fine Old Peer.
Lord Wrottesley. who Is making such &
vonderful recovery from a fracture of the
thigh, despite his eighty-seven years of age,
represents one of the oldest families in Eng
land, and can trace his direct and unbroken
male descent further back than any other
member of the peerage. His ancestral
home, "Wrottesley Hall, near Wolverhamp
ton, was burned In IS&7, when a priceless
library and a collection of heirlooms were
dettroyed. But the property has been in the
j.os6CESion of Lori Wrottesley's forbears
since 1167, when It was enfeofred by Adam.
Abbot of Evesham. to fc-imon of Verdon, a
youngrer branch of the baronial house of
Verdon of Alton. Simon thereupon assuming
tho additional name of Wrottesley. From
him Lord YVrotteeley is descended In the di
rect male line.
One of the Wrottesleys wa« with Simon
of Montfort at the battle o? Evesham. An
other distinguished himself at the battle of
Crecy, under Edward, the Black Prince, and
was one of the original Knights of the Gar
ter. Sir Walter Wrottesley was a conspicu
ous Yorkist in the "vTars of the Roses, and
at the close thereof Edward IV munificently
endowed him with a lot of land confiscated
from people who had belonged to the other
side. Another Sir "Walter Wrottesley fought
for Charles I, and was heavily penalized by
Cromwell and the Commonwealth. The bar
onetcy -which the Wrottesleys hold is one
of the oldest in existence, and the eighth
baronet of the line figured prominently In
the American War of Independence.
Although the family is so very old. iti
peerage is of relatively modern origin, hav
ing only been created in 183?, in favor of
Sir John Wrottesley, who had represented
Staffordshire in a number of parliaments.
■His son and successor, the second baron,
was a man of science, a famous astronomer.
c.nd a founder of the Royal Astronomical
Society, as well as president at the Royal
Society. The present Lord Wrottesley is
his son, and was lord in waiting to the late
Queen Victoria, who held him in high es
Lord Wrottesley's only daughter, Evelyn,
war married last summer to the Hon. Henry
Fowler, son and heir of Lord Wolverhamp
ten, lord president cl the Privy Council, and
son of a Methodist minister. His daughter
is known in America as a novelist, under
the name of Kllen Thorneycroft Fowler.
Among her best works are "Isabel Carna
bv" and "Place an.l Power." She is mar
ried to Laurence Felkin, who in addition to
ing a government inspector of schools, is
likewise something of a novelist.
Americans Join in a Celebration
at the George and Vulture.
[By Cable to The Tribune. 1
London, Dtc 22.— Several Americans
were present at the Dickens dinner of
thp Atlantic Tnion last night in the
George and Vulture. George Yard,
Lombard street, which was a favorite
resort of the novelist when he was in
The gjjests sat at tables in compart
ments formed by old-fashioned high
backed pews, and an interesting- feature
of the dinner was the serving of punch
with the veritable punch ladle widen,
according to the traditions of the
George and Vulture, Dickens himself
used in the house.
Receives Many Christmas Messages
from European Rulers.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.;
Baltimore, Dec. 22.— Cardinal Gibbons is
busy exchanging Christmas greeting? with
foreign Catholic rulers and prelates. In the
list of rulers of Catholic countries to send
greetings to him the names of the King of
Portug-itl and King Leopold of Belgium.
who died in the year, are missed. Leopold's
successor, however. King Albert. Fends ior
the first time to Cardinal Gibbons a letter
of congratulation.
The new "Czar of the Balkans, " or Kit?
Ferdinand of Bulgaria, ie the only other
new monarch to wish the American prelate
a merry Christmas. The King and Queen
of Spain extend good wishes, as do the
Lmperor of Austria, the King of Saxony,
the Prince Regent of Bavaria and others.
The Cardinal will celebrate Pontifical
mass in the cathedral on Christmas Day.
Neglected Opportunities for Invest
ment, Say His Friends.
[By T*l« > prai>h to The Tribune.!
Cleveland. Dec. 22.— "When the will of
United States Judge Tayler was filed here
to-day it was learned that the "Honest
•Judge," as he was called, had accumulated
an estate amounting to only $0,000. Friends
of the jurist declared that he neglected op
portunities to make investments because
he ftarcd that by so investing his judg
ment on the bench might be biassed. The
estate consists of $3,000 cash and securities
and $3,000 in real estate. The announce
ment was a surprise to Cleveland's, as it
was supposed he was wealthy.
Miss Ullian Fishel, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George M. Fishel. of No. 723 St.
Nicholas avenue, was married to Melville
Steinberg, of Ohio, at the Hotel Astor, last
night. Miss Bessie Coons was the brides
maid and Frederick Flshel acted as best man.
The «.-eremony was performed by the Rev.
Dr. Samuel Levison.
Frederick G. De Witt. District Attorney
of Queens County, and MM GtMgJIM J.
loiwlon. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Loudon, of No. m State street. Brooklyn,
were married at 7 o'clock last evening in
the Episcopal Church of the Transfigura
tion. In fflth street. Manhattan
The ceremony mm performed by the
9m Dr G C. Houston, who is an old
friend of the I>oudon family. Donald J.
Lvon and Mr* Ella Huntlngton, both of
Brooklyn, .witnessed the ceremony, after
which Mr. and Mrs. De Witt started for
Old Point comfort, from which place they
will continue their Journey to St. August
Fla . returning in January, to make their
home in Klmhurst. Long Island.
London. Die. 22.-Among the new diplo
matic appointments announced is that of
Sir Arthur MM Herbert to be Minister
to Mexico.
Mr Arthur Herbert was recently Minister
to' Norway. According to a dispatch from
Chri'tianla he was transferred .to Mexico
because he had Incurred the government's
«M*p!easure by giving a ball when King
IZiwari was at the point of dcatb.
A Christmas Concert by the
Musical Art Society.
The Musical Art Society began its eigh
teenth season at Carnegie Hall last night.
It was, as usual, a Christmas concert, and,
also as usual, it began with an unan
nounced performance of the German carol,
"Stille Nacht." It is difficult for people of
German birth or extraction to see a room
decorated with fir trees or smell the odor
of balsam without mentally hearing an echo
of the old pong: Dr. Damrosch has suc
ceeded in putting his audience tn the same
mood regardless of their national affilia
tions. Jt is a piece of pentlmentalism
which might be objectionable to the taste
of man were it not that the conductor's
harmonization of the last stanza of the
song always leads so naturally into the
first number of the set programme. So the
ingenuous old song is, after all. onty a
pretty prelude which helps the listeners to
get into the Christinas spirit, even if the
severe Etyle of Palestrina gives it its flrst
official expression. The happy mood was
sustained in the first part of last night's
concert by Fratorius's setting of the eld
German hymn, "Es Ist em Ros' entsprun
gen." and three of Gevaerfs arrangements
of French Noels. Two of these were new
to the Musical Art Society's programme, but
the third, the exquisitely naive "Chanson
Joyeuse," had been eung before. It had to
be sung in part twie-t again last niglit. and
there is no likelihood that any audience in
the Christmastide, or any other time, will
ever tire of the delightful ingenuousness
and charm of its text and melody.
Yet the centre of gravity in last night's
concert. In which the choir distinguished
Itself by a peculiar buoyancy and unanim
ity of feeling and expression, did not lie in
these features or even in the fine list of
secular songs which followed (beginning
with Brahms's "Gypsy Songs"), but in an
unaccompa?iied "Paternoster" by A"erdi and
a motet "Qui sedes" by Franz Wiillner,
the mi signified and serious father of
the song singer. Dr. L-udwig- Wiillner.
Verdi's mu«ic was written in ISSO, and there
does not seem to be a record of any earlier
performance than that of last Blglit-cer
tainly not in America. Yet it Is a compo
sition which is so superbly strong and
beautiful as to shrivel up all the preten
sions to musicianship wliich have be«a
made for the grand old Italian masters
successors during the last twenty years.
Wiillner's motet is splendidly sonorous and
effective, and invites the reflection that
modern masters who know how to employ
female voices frequently achieve even tlner
effects than their model?, whoso voices we
are compelled to hear in what is after all
a transcription. The choir never sang
more delightfully than it did last night.
H. E. K.
"Tristan und Isolde' Yields to
Grippe Microbe.
The grippe microbe seems to have ex
panded into an octopus. Xot content with,
seizing- upon the throats of three of the
chief singers at the Metropolitan— Mine.
Fremptad, Mrs. Homer and Mrs. Rappold
— It got its tentacles yesterday about the
opera company's conductor, Mr. Toscaninl,
and as a result "Wagner's "Tristan und
Isolde," that had been announced for its
first production last niglit, gave way to
But it is a Ptrangc microbe even that
brings no one good, and last night it gave
a chance to Carl Jorn to appear as the
mystic knight.
Mr. Jorn revealed no new qualities over
previous seasons. He gave a thoroughly
respectable performance, both vocally and
dramatically, singing generally in tune
and aTtfS clear, if not always luscious,
tone. Miss Morena repeated her gracious
impersonation of Elizabeth, and Mr.
Soomer was a resonant voiced Telramund.
Miss Wickham sang Ortrud: Mr. Hinck
ley. Heinrich, and Mr. EDnshaw, the
herald. Mr. Hertz conducted with vigor.
The Cornell University Glee Club will
give a concert at the Waldorf- Astoria Ho
tel Saturday evening, December 31, under
the auspices of the Cornell University
riub of this city. There is a long list
of patronesses.
Samuel T. Shaw, Founder, Gets Lov
ing Cup at Housewarming.
The hundred and ten members of the
Fakirs' Club had a house warming last niffht
at their clubhouse. No. 41 West 74th street.
As an added attraction, they exhibited sev
enty-four pen and ink sketches by Thomas
Fog-arty, which formed an artistic pano
rama above the wainscoting on the first
Coor gallery and in the fencine room on the
top floor, which is reached by an electric
The feature of the evening- was the pres
entation to Samuel T. Shaw, the founder
ot the club and the owner of the house,
of a silver loving cup mounted on a
square ebony base. The cup bore this in
scription: "Presented as a mark of appre
ciation to our friend. Samuel T. Shaw, by
the Fakirs' Club. Christmas, 1910."
The object of the club, which has been in
existence for two years, is to encourage the
embryo artist after he leaves school and be
fore he enters the commercial world. Tho
fencing class, which has thirty members,
began its sessions on October 25. There
are sketching classes every Saturday night
and there is to be an art exhibition on Janu
ary 15, and at a subsequent one Mora's
urea will be shown.
The officers of the club are as follows:
President, Waiter "Williams, who made the
presentation last night ; vice-president,
George Danenberg; secretary, George
Woltz; treasurer, C. F. Radley. and corre
spond tnir secretary, Roy D. Webb.
Still in Excellent Health— Receives
Many Gifts and Congratulations.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune.]
F.oston. Dec. — Colonel Thomas Went
worth Higginson, author, preacher and anti
elavery fighter, celebrated his eighty-seventh
birthday to-day. He is in excellent health,
enjoying to the full all the interests of life
as he comes in toucn with them day by day.
A 1 day he received the congratulations of
friends, while his house was till.-d with
Among the rifts is a copy of Molier,
from grander Matthews, but the present
which touches him the deepest is a large
framed photograph of Ids daughter, Mrs. J.
D. Barney, of Boston.
,\y usual on his birthday, he had a frag
ment of his aid regiment's Hag, the Ist
South Carolina Regiment, afterward the 33d
United States Colored Troops, hung over his
front door.
Colonel Hlgglnson received his friends be
tween 4 Baal 6 o'clock this afternoon. He
declared that "old age is an enjoyable period
cf life." Ho expressed himself warmly in
favor of the return of Henry Cabot Lodg*
to the Senate, believing Mr. Lodge to be a
particularly valuable man at Washington.
London, Dec. 22. — It is announced that Sir
Kme«t Caaaal the banker and philan
thropist, will retire from business at the
end of the year.
Robert Mantell in "King Lear"
Leads Long List.
William A. Brady announced yesterday
Up theatrical plans for the rest of the sea
eon, chief of whicii is the presentation of
Robert Mantell in Shakespeare's "Kins?
Lfar" and other piays. Mr. Mantell will
be eeen in this city in February. He will
also appear here in "Hamlet," "The Mer
chant of Venice." "Macbeth," "Richard III,"
"Louis XV "Othello," in which he will
probably play Iago : "Richelieu," "Romeo
and Juliet," "Am You Lake Tt' and "Julius
Immediately following Albert Chevalier's
engagement at the Hackett, Mr. Brady will
introduce Henry E. Dixey in a new play by
Ceorge Broadhurst, entitled "Bought and
paid For." Next Monday night he will pre
sent James K. Hackett in St. Paul in "The
Kings Game." On New Year's Day. at
Scranton. he is to present Hoibrook Blinn in
a new American play, "The Boss," by Ed
ward Sheldon, author of "Salvation Nell"
and "The Nigger." A new farcical comedy
by Philip H. Bartholomae entitled "Over
Night" will open in Chicago on January 9.
"The Balkan Princess," an English musical
play, is soon to be staged at the Herald
tSquare Theatre.
"The Girl and the Drummer." by George
Broadhurst and Augustus Barratt, wHh Otis
Harlan in the leading role, will have a. New
York production during January. Rehear
sals have Just began for "Nobody's Daugh
ter," which is at present being presented at
Wyndham's Theatre, London, with Gerald
T.'u Maurier in the leading role. Other pro
ductions which have been arranged for are
"The Old New Yorker," by Rhodes and
Wise, in which Thomas A. Wise will errata
the title role; "The End of Eustace Ede,"
by George Pleydell ; "The Price,'* by Georga
F.roadhurst ; 'The Best People," by Freder
ick Lonsdale, and "In God's Country," by
Hayden Talbot.
The Playhouse. Mr. Brady's new theatre
in 4Sth street, will be ready, he says, by
the middle of January. It will be opened
by Grace George in her new play, "Sauce
for the Goose." Soon after that he will
produce in London "Baby Mine," Margaret
Mayos farce. He is also to arrange for
the London production of "Mother," with
Miss Marion Terry in the leading part.
Yon Possart Says He Doesn't Know
of Playing with Sothern's Company.
Ernest yon Possart, the German
tragedian, who comes here for a season
of ten weeks, arrived last night, on the
North German Lloyd liner George Washing
ton, from Bremen. He is seventy years old,
but looks much younger.
It had been announced several days ago
that he was to play the part of StaylOCß
in "The Merchant of Venice, ' in German,
with the English-speaking company of F,.
H. Sothern. Mr. Bothers in turn was to
appear as Shylock with H*?rr yon Possart'a
German company. Asked about this ar
ranyemont Herr yon Potsari said:
"This is news to me. I never heard of
any such plan. 1 don't approve of it and
consider it highly inartistic."
Dhnitrl Smirnoff, the young Russian
lyric tenor, who will appear at the Metro
politan Opera House in "Kigoletto" next
week, also was h pfti^enger.
Norbert Salter, a German theatrical man
ager, came over on the Washington to pro
cure American plays and players for his
various theatres in Germdany.
Among others on the steamship were
Mrs. R. A. Alger. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund M.
Durban, Mr. and Mrs. Brown Potter, Mrs.
Constance Tevis, Nicola SockOloS and Mr.
and Mr*. J. H. Oldham.
On the afternoon and evening of Christ
mas Henry Ellsworth will present at the
Lyric Theatre his pictorial reproduction of
"Oberammererau. Its People and Their
Passion Play of 1910." During the last
eleven years Mr. Ellsworth has been every
summer at Oberammergau. This year he
witnessed twenty-four of the fifty-nine per
formances of the play. He will show a
series of three hundred colored photo
graphic views Illustrative of the home life
of the villagers, their daily avocations and
of the characters and scenes of the play.
His entertainment will also include several
numbers of the original Passion Play
music, which will be rendered by a choir,
a church organ and cathedral chimes.
Miss Ellen Terry, who has returned to
this city for the holidays after a successful
lecture tour in the West, will give her dis
course on "Children In Stiakespeare" at the
Empire Theatre on Thursday, December 29,
at 3 p. m.
Miss Emma Dunn, who played the star
part in "Mother" at the Hackett Theatre,
is to appear in vaudeville on January 2 in
a playlet called "The Baby." She will have
with her Miss Ruth Allen, John Stokes and
Paul Wheeler.
Nye Chart, who is to have the leading
part in Henry Arthur Jones's new play, "It
Can't Be us Bad as All That." which will
be presented at Nazimova's Theatre on
January 2, is to arrive on the Lusitania
The dress rehearsal of "The Great Name."
in which Henry W. Savage will present
Henry Kolker as a star, will take place at
the Lyric Theatre to-day. The play, which
is described as a comedy of character and
sentiment, was; written by Leon Victor and
l^eo Feld around the life of Franz Lehar,
the composer of "The Merry Widow." The
first performance in this country will occur
at Hartford next Monday. After a week's
tour the piece will be presented in Chicago.
John Findley and Scott Cooper have been
engaged by Henry W. Savage for two im
portant character parts in Rupert Hughess
farce, "Excuse Me," which is announced
for production early in January.
Mies Maud Gilbert, who is a member or
William Collier's company at the Comedy
Theatre, will play the title role in a special
performance of "The Right Princess" at
the Bijou Theatre on January 6.
Louis MaatTir who has been playing In
London in "Decorating Clementine," is to
arrive on the Lusitania to-day in time for
rehearsals of "V. S. Minister Bedloe," In
which William H. Crane is soon to be seen.
Louis N. Parker, author of "Pomander
Walk," now playing at Wallack's, is writ
ing a new play, "Disraeli," in which George
AxiisH is soon to appear.
"William Harris announces that the stage
children's Christmas tree and festival will
be held this year at the Criterion Theatre
on Sunday night, January 1, when an en
tertainment atnl dinner will be given. There
will also be a distribution of presents
from a massive an<l haiul.^omely decorated
Christmas tree. Tickets for admission may
be had by writing to Mr. Harris.
Kind folk are asked to .send contributions
of money, ciothlni,', toys, etc., to Will
lam Harris, New York Theatre Building.
This annual »>vent for the benellt of the
children of the stage was for a DUmbW
of years under the direction of the late
Tony Pastor, and at the solicitation of a
number of promliK-nt tlnatrical people.
William Harris has boon prevallod upon
to accept the management of it.
Free admlsMon Is the ajaartoaa Museum of
F Natural History and, the Zoological Garden.
Meeting of the lowa New Yorkers, Hotel Aistor.
2 p. m.
Christmas *ntertalnm*nt for the children of the
Hospital of the New York Society for the
Iteher of the Ruptured and Crippled. 4M
street and Lexington avenue, 4:15 p. m.
M«.»tlne of the State Charities AM Association.
Acfdmny of Medicine, No. 17 We*t «d
street, evening.
Dinner of the Putnam Association, Hotel Astor,
7 p. ro.
Meeting of the Washlnmon Heights Taxpayers
delation. '"n-igan Hall. Broadway and,
127 th street, » V- m. ; V J
FATHER KXICKERBOC KER— Where have I seen that (jl lllil mill before?
Miles M. O'Brien, banker and leader in
educational movements of benefit to New
York City, died early yesterday at hi*
home, No. 320 West SSrth street, in his fifty
ninth year. Death was caused by an in
testinal disorder of several months' dura
tion. His wife and four sons were at ills'
bedside when the end came. The funeral
will be held in the Church of the Blessed
Sacrament, Broadway and 71st street, to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
Mr. O'Erien was born in Ireland in 1552,
the son of Dr. Miles and Fanny Casey
O'Brien. He came to America in 1864. was
educated in Catholic schools in this city
and was graduated from St. John's College,
In Fordham. The degree of Doctor of Laws
was conferred on him by that college later.
When the- schools were consolidated; in
Mayor Strong's term, Mr. O'Brien was re
turned to the Board of Education as first
\ ice-president. In ISOO he* was elected pres
ident, to succeed J. J. Little, who had re
signed. The establishment of free lectures
in the schools was the outcome of Mr.
O'Brien's work on the evening school com
mittee. He was a leader in the movement
which brought about the High School of
Commerce and the establishment of baths
for children in the public schools. Alto
gether he served twenty years on the board.
In politics he was an independent Demo
Mr. O'Brien was president of the New
Amsterdam National Bank, vice-president
of the Mercantile National Bank, director
in the American Ice Company and in
numerous banks and savings institutions.
He was a member of the IL B. Claflin Com
pany for many years. He was a member
of the Lotos, Manhattan, Riders and Driv
ers', Democratic, Wool and Catholic clubs.
Many well known people, especially of the
Long Island set of New York society, are
thrown into mourning by the death, yester
day, of Ernest Charles La Montagne, at his
home at Woodmere, Long Island, in his
fifty-sixth year.
He was the son of the late Edward La
Montagne, who founded the wine house of
Edward La Montagne & Son, in Beaver
street, some sixty years ago. Edward La
Montagne helped to found the Racquet and
Tennis Club, and did much to make rac
quets popular in this country. He left, three
tons— Edward, a stock broker, and Maurice
and Ernest, who were associated with him
in his wine firm. Rene, another son, who
married Miss Laura Morgan, died last Oc
The funeral will be held tn-morrow morn
ing, in the Church of St. Vincent de Paul,
in West 23d street.
A. Lanfear Norrie, eldest son of Emily
F. Norrie and the late Gordon Norrie, died
yesterday at his home. No. 15 East 84th
street, after an attack of pneumonia that
lasted eleven days. He was born in this
city fifty-two years ago. His wife, who
survives him, was Miss Ethel Barbey.
daughter of the late Henri I. Barbey, and
a sister of Countess de Fourtales, the
Baroness de Neuflize and of Mrs. Alfred
Seton, Jr.
Mr. Norrie. was a member of the Union,
Calumet, Metropolitan, Down Town, Rid
ing, Racquet and Tuxedo clubs, of thia
city. He was a director of the Buffalo.
Rochester & PtttsbOTg Railway Company
and of the Ohio Mining ami Manufactur
ing Company. His father died last year
at his home, at the Pitapat colony, In New
London, Conn.
Paris, Dec. 22.— Sefiora Ana de Quesada
de Cespedes, widow of the first President
of Cuba, died here to-day.
Carlos Manuel de Cespedes was a Cuban
revolutionist. In 1S<;8 he headed an armed
revolt, which spread until nearly the whole
island, except the coast towns, had de
clared against the- Spaniards. A congress
of the revolutionists declared Cuba inde
pendent and elected Cespedea President in
Harris C. Chillis, a retired merchant, died
yesterday at his home. Brier Knoll, at
Great Neck, Long Island, and will be
buried in All Saints' Church. Great Neck,
at 2 o'clock to-irfirrow afternoon. Mr.
Chllds. who was seventy-seven years old,
had been a sufferer from heart disease for
some years, and when pneumonia set in
was. unable to shake it off.
He was born in Woodstock. Conn., and
came here in the '60's, having previously
been in business in Hartford. He retired
two years ngo. Mr. Chllds was a member
of the Union League and Merchants' clubs
and senior warden of All Saints' Church,
Great Neck. He leaves one sun, Harris It.
Childs, and three daughters, the Misses
Emily .md Caroline Childs and Mrs. Wal
ter Wood Parsons, all of Great Neck, where
Mr. Childs ha-3 lived for thirty years. One
of his sons, who la now dead, married a
daughter of John 1). Crimmins.
WHITE, wife of W. H. White, died at her
home, in Chicago, on Wednesday. She was
a daughter of the late Melville W. Fuller,
chief justice of the United States Supreme
WILLIAM SHKLTON. a well known
Southern educator, died at his home, in
Stanford, Ky.. on Wednesday. He had
been president of the University of Nash
ville. Los Angeles University and the
Southwestern University, at WJnfleld, Kan.
years Auditor of Public Accounts for Vir
ginia, died in Richmond yesterday.
the wealthiest residents of Plainfle'.d, N J..
died suddenly there yesterday afternoon,
aged sixty-three years. She was greatly
interested In education, religious and char
itable work and gave liberally.
Norristown. Perm.. Dec. 22. —Henry D.
Guion, a retired actor, seventy-one years
old, died last night from heart disease, due.
to overexertion while pumping water at his
home here. He was born m Augusta. Ga.,
and, it is said, supported Booth. Cushman,
Forrest, Owens and Lotta. At one time he
managed the old Central Theatre, in Phila
Athens, Ga., De-. 22.— E. W. Moise. of
Savannah, a senior at the University of
Georgia, was to-night unanimously selected
to represent Georgia for four jears on th^
Rhodes scholarship at Oxfor<i, England.
Mr. Moise will study law.
Babcock. Eugenia L. I'rtau Hannah E.
Bush, Richard I). Kead. Deborah I*.
Carpenter. Benonl G. Reif. Georgetta.
Chllds, Harris C. ' Kosmarin. Johanna.
Fowler. Laura T. Schildt, Anna-
Guy, Seymour J. c?chroeder. Catherine W.
lA Montague. Erntit C. Shultz, Elizabeth A.
McOovvn. Charles ,). b'ralth. Elizabeth C ,
Xorrie. A. Lanfear. Valentine. David H.
Noyes, Mary E. White. Frances W.
Powers, Francis J. "Wysongr. John J.
BABCOCK At Plalnfleld. N. J., on Thursday.
December 22. 1910. Eugenia I*, widow of
George H. Babcock. Funeral services at her
late residence. No. 209 West Bth St.. Plainfleld.
N. J.. on Saturday, December 24. at 3 p. n>-
Interment at "Westerly. K. 1., on Sunday, at
2:30 p. m.
BUSH — Richard Delos Bush, suddenly, on De
cember 22, at W-*(.tnel<l. X. J. Funeral ser
vices Saturday, December 24. at 1:30 p. in., at
No. 414 Ist St.. Westfield. X. J.
CARPENTER — At his home. The Belnord. Mdl
st. and Broadway. New \vrk City. December
22. 1810. Benonl G. Carpenter, aged S3 years.
Funeral services Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Interment at Sleepy Hollow.
CHIL.D3— At bis residence. Brier Knoll. Great j
Neck. Long Island, December 22. 1910. Harris |
C Childs, in the 77th year of his ago. Fu
neral services will be held at All Saints*
Church, Great Neck. Lone Island, on Satur
day afternoon. December 24, at 2 o'clock. Car- I
riages will be In waiting at Great Neck upon |
the arrival of the train leaving the Pennsyl- j
vania Terminal at 1 o'clock.
FOWLER — At Peeksklll. N. V.. December 20,
1910, Laura T. Fowler, widow of S. Lathrop j
Fowler. Funeral services Saturday. December
"4 at 2 o'clock, at her late residence. No. 310 1
Simpson Placs. Carriages will meet tha 1:37 ,
p. m. train at reeks* 1 ':. Mttßaaj papers
pleasa copy. ■ .'»
GUY— On Tuesday. December 30. 1910, at his
residence. No. 577 East 134 th »t.. New York
City Seymour J- Guy. In th» *7th year of his ,
age.' Funeral at 1:30 t>. m. Friday.
LA MONTAGNB— At "Woodmere. Long Island,
on Thursday. December 22. 1010. Ernest I
Charles son of the late Edward La Montajcr.e I
and Ernestine Godfcrt de Bloasteres. In his |
6Hth year. Funeral services will be he 1 at i
the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. West 23d (
Bt. on Saturday morntnK. December 24. at j
8-30 o'clock. Kindly omit flowers. Parts and •
Montreal papers please copy.
IT GOWN — On Tuesday. December 20. 1J»1O.
Charles J.. son of the late John It. an! Mar-
L-a.'«-t E. McGown. Relatives and friends re-
tfully Invited to attend the funeral from
his late residence. No. 1«3 Belmont aye.. Jer
sey City at 8 p. m.. Friday, December 23. j
1010. Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
NORRIE— On Thursday, December 22. 101?. at j
his residence. No. 16 East 84th St.. A. Lanf>\ir I
Nurrle eldest son of Emily F. Norrie an! the |
fate Gordon Norrie. Notice of funeral here- .
after. It is requested that no flowers be sent, j
NOYES — At the Presbyterian Hospital. New |
York on December 22. 1910. M«--y K. Noyes.
widow of the late James A. Noyes. of St.
Louis Mo. In the 7»th year of her age. Fu
neral' services will be held at her residence.
Haydenvllle, Mass.. on Saturday. December 24,
at l p. m. Boston and Ncrta Hampton. Mass..
papers please copy.
POWERS— On December 20. 1010, Francis J.
Powers. Funeral Friday morning »t 10 •'clock
from his late residence. No 234 Wiathrop st..
PREST— Suddenly, on December 21. at her resi
dence. No 2«. : . Madißon st.. Brooklyn. Hannah
U.. .• Hi of the lata James rre*« *
i KE.\D— On Tuesday. December :». 1910. I>bcraV
I*ce. -widow of Theodore F. Keml and (Jauari.'.« -
of th« late Joseph and Deborah L«y>. Funeral •
services will be held at No. 173 Washington.
Park. Brooklyn, Friday afternoon at 2:3*. i
Interment at the convenience of the family.
i EKIF-()n \Veilnesday. December in. 1010.
Georgetta. the beloved wlf- of Kuftu A. Relf.
aged 1O years, I'uneral from her late resi
dence. Xo. 681 Ha!s«r .-•.. Brooklyn, Friday, ..
December 23. 1010. at 2 p. m.
KOSMARIN— Wednesday. December 21. 1910.
at her late residence. Xo. 115 - Green* -i.e. . j
Brooklyn, Johanna Rosmarls. In her TOUi year.
SCHILDT — On Tuesday. December 20. 1910.
Anna Schildt. beloved wife of Claus Scfalldt.
in her 51st year. Funeral services on Fri
day. December 23. at her tat* residence. No.
ISO 6 Bergen St., Brooklyn, at 2 p. m. Rel
atives and friends are '.:.- M • '. to attend.
Interment Evergreens Cemetery.
SCHROEDER On Wednesday. December 21. -
11110. at her residence. Xo. :«sti 17: ft St.. Brook
lyn. Catherine W. SchroKier- Funeral servlc» f
Friday evening, at 8 o'clock.
SHUL.TZ— On December 21. 1910. Elizabeth A..
wife of James H. Shulta, ag?d 23 'years. Fu
neral services at *wr late residence. No. 211
Avenue I, Parkville, Friday .ventng 1 . at ■*
o'clock. Interment st Hudson. X. T.
SMITH— On Wednesday. Deceait-eir 21. Elizabeth
Calllngham, beloved wire of Charles J. Smith.
Funeral service at II o'clock, on Friday. De
cember 23. at her late residence. No. 103 East
lCth st. Interment private. ' «•
VALENTINE — On Wednesday. December 23. ■* -
1910. at bis residence. No. 15S Hancock st-.jrf^i
Brooklyn. David Hewlett Valentine, in hwH
66th year, born November 4. |H45. Funeral!^?.
service Friday evening, 3 30 o'clock.
WHITE — At Warwick. N. T. on December 21.
1010. Frances Wallinsr. daughter of T>wt»
Howell and Clara Walling- Whit-*, a?ed 8
months. Interment at F'srtkiil, N. T.
WTSOXG At his residence. Or»yston». X»w«
port. R. 1.. .Wednesday. December 21. 1310
, John J. Wysonsr- Interment in V7oodlawn.
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