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l^ljss Bjiiie Burke in "Suzanne"
gt the Lyceum Theatre.
iCr . fantastic tricks of ii:demorit gave
' -eptaace to a play called "Suzanne,"
*Ia iaving given acceptance, decided to
* = ' t j* in JTcw York. and. having sot
r i*c^ar on the r ■■-- to - 11 fortune, selectefl
*^ <cC . j>iHi9 Burko for the name part? A
J^joncf slips so hcwildcring- in nature
'V~ essia » in effect excites -wonder as
fthe estimate which in tome quarters is
t f sC? 4 upon the Intelligence of tho i>lay-
public and Ue cheerful readiness to
JJJJVith its dollars on the slenderest in
t~- escit. Given a play of trifling morit,
*t* ifcrust Billl«» Burke into It for a part
'>*ci 5 - v " cannot act by the remotest
'vT-je? The answer Is far to seek on any
C t**T<>" cf si mine familiar" to reasonable
T»-at Miss Eillle Burke la c fasdnatins
-jail urn adorable some say. distractingly
°-ett7. fetching to the laf=t dej?ree, and
L«ji a liberal gift of talent which is be
,,'- -carped by laclc of traininsr, every
tafr knows by this time. But in 50
1-^c~ this delicious little lardy, shows (if
__ never knew it before) that, betvitch
s liougli she Is. she has not learned the
-_Sjßer:t<= of acting. Season after season
f v .. peems to be further from useful
issii'rr*' 1 ' 0 of her art than she was at the
gaggling — is to Fay, than in her sea
c - with John Drew. She walks ana bows
r: praeefully. by sheer jerks; she has a
r.iclr.p gait, which makes her attempts \
s: pathos ridiculous; her gestures are like
ttose of an automaton, and her -""stage
mint" seems to have been left to the
aspiration of the moment, but when the
i^onient comes the inspiration does not
come with it. .All these faults are the
loon distressing because- this dainty, be
•dtchir.gr being hirs real ability and a deli
re te tsste. She needs training. She Is In
rrpPEt ne?d of training, but she does not
appear to know it.. She would be a de- i
ixW';l actress If she would learn how to
*Il "Ss'ranno" Miss Burke is hopelessly
<-r ■r'hted. The play deserves but the
sjriStief- consideration, but. even so, its
time part requires an actress with a com
ja«rs of her art which Miss Burke is far
from possessing. The real acting In the
piece is that of George "W. Anson, who as
I -' --mars, a prosperous beer bottler of
Brussels, prevented the alleged 'comedy
tnm sinking to the uttermost depths of
Seplitude. The programme informs those
ejgs) may wish to know that "Suzanne"
ye« written by Frantz Fonson and Fer
tsaa Wicheler, and that it was adapted by
-i- — Chambers. How Mr. Chamber?
e»ntrrr*<l to turn out so poor a piece of
who shall say? But there it is. It
lit, however, one good point— its three acts
itt short- Suzanne is betrothed to Ser
tr'-'.r who is -unworthy of her. She breaks
the engagement and decides to marry Al
«•*•' The story could have been told in a
tiafle scene. As a matter of fact, it was
to told, whether the adapter knew it or
not. The other scenes were added so that
?e:ae squalid details might be utilized, and
jjciaS gowns changed. The piece is not
»ely to last long. But how did it escape
**th V^fore the first night? Saddest of
tli is the reflection: "The Importance of
Being Earnest" was driven out of the
low 1 to make way for«"Suzanne."
A. TV.
Uknt Delpierre Julian I/Estranga
B^Biar^as .r. .George W. Anson
StrarJiin ileulemeester Con\cay Tear!«
yjwifi. Ti ul'imenstrr ...• Harry Harwood
JSons. Delplerre David Glasstord
Mosincit C. Harrison Carter
The Secretary C. J. W>dg<?vood
The " r T*-3L*\irer ........-...--.P. E. McCoy
C**sr UUjft E. R. Sheehy
l/>uis Ynn H*>rf*el M. B. Handel
J<-an Canals N. K. Lieavitt
Is»<lore Van Cfttlebroeck G. li. Beverman
>uzann^ ! • ,>r ana . . Billie Burks
llui*. B?uhnaDS Rosa Bamd
l«si"i*-ne .- Alison Ekipworth
W«are« . . . .-. Jane U&ibvai'.h
Treund Fritz."
Ernst yon Possart, one of the most tiif
taruifhed flajana on the German stage,
Ussn a three weeks* engagement last night
it the Irving Place Theatre, appearing in a
•<--.-. fidaptation of the charming novel
ette br Krckmann and Chatrian. entitled
'l-'Arri Fritz." Mr. Possart made two
visits to the United States— in ISS7 and ISS9—
:- left behind him many agreeable memo
ries. IT» i€ ranked at homo as the foremost
sctof of the older classical school, as op-
Itff^i to the realistic school, which came
t» the front in Germany with the plays of
BsaM a: 1 Ibsen's imitators. He IS now in
Ms t^ventieth year, and his art shows the
Jicility of rip ft experience, without «?ug
tesiing the stiffness of age. for Mr. Pos
»rt look« much younger than he is?, and
•tiil possesses to all appearances tlio energy
■Sd alertness which belong: to middle age.
X«? was warmly received ty an auuience
with which fan soon put himself on sym
pathetic terms.
La*! night's play la familiar here. It
*a« presented to few years ago on the
ntce ,<ta?c by Frederic Bonn, another
soit-d German actor. Its charm Has in
iis simplicity, its naturalness of senti
ment and Its delicate and genial humor.
Erckmann and Chatrian wrote an idyll of
Uf« in Alsace, makine a jolly bachelor
UndToTraer, who is much averse to matri
mony and boasts the charms of indepen
4rnc(; fall Jn love with P— el. the pretty
daughter aC one of his
haantts j=«*jit with a jrift of rprinff violets
'or him on his birthday. Th.- courtship,
saawaritai involuntary on his part, is de
pleted •' jtli come littie 'II |I|W - ''lit
tlfo much truth to life, and one of the
*?enis $n it, a match-making Jewish rabbi
aaan£ SictaelJ -. '.-.• by Fo^-sart. dorni
*zx*s the Ecen« with his quaint erigin|Ll
■* and his good nature ?n<] his wisdom.
*»ern»a comedians and character actors
sre lend of the part, for It is one full of
r 'Jmor and tenderness. It is picturesque
;f; f not dramatically imposing, and Mr.
Popart ma<3o it extremely effective by his
ossify of the rabbi's chancing moods
** cajolery no earnestness. The piece is
• clcgie character one, and involves few
■■•ar personages. Mr. Mayering was
szoi as Fritz, th* Benedick, and Miss
Bnienner played Eusel v.ii grace, though
>ith a little over-restraint. "Freund
Pritz" t>. in T.e repeated to-night. The cast
fOix Holm H-rr layering
pavij acb«] Herr Possart
Hw- ...:n ... ' Herr KtKSH
In«nch Herr Grill
Asaaa . . .*. .*".".*.*.". ..'..'. Herr Bau»-r
EaeeJ. .".*.""*.*.*.". " ...prauloln Hni«-T)i:»-r
■I**? *"" ' ' Herr J'-n^n
'^tr^tice * Frau Kfxinann
I>i4l*th -••■■••• *. Fraul-ii. I ••■'••
Etst*r S^tnlnpr * *. H-:t Hogdahn
sSr"S2St.;..u . '- ■•» v, ait,., h
Kiss Christie Mac Donald in
"The Spring Maid." n.
"Th« Spring Maid." as introduced at the
fJberty Theatre on Monday night, with
***» Christie UacDonald in the leading
ran. was welcomed with sincere and hearty
approval. Mis* Mac Donald was altogether
farming in vole*, appearance and action
'■'■■ * role suited to lif-r talents -as a. singer
• :"5: "5 a conit-dlenneJ |ha had soni^s to ting
that'nero pretty and tuneful, and si • sang
*•■ extremely well. She wan on th«
*boj« capably supported by a. cast includ
es William Bun Lawrence llea, Ralph
frolic and Tom McNaughlon, a recruit
• r fcm vaudeville. But It is doubtful whether
*»* Messrs. Heln'rich rir.inliardt. who coni
t-Oi-td tb<T delightful music of "Die Spru-
and Julius V.'llhelm aiul A. '■ Wljj
''**■ . '*-ttt BIUJD tlie book, would have ap-
B?eve3l cf the American adaptation of Harry
8 and Robert B. Smith. , f
7be M«earm- Louis F. W>rba and >l3rk
A - i-aeechtr —whose first production this is—
i are deserving of credit for bringing Miss
Mac Donald into notice as a star, but it is
to bo regretted that they permitted so much
vulgarization of a piece so evidently beauti-'
ful in the original. Mr. Andreas Dtppel
considered "Die Sprudelfee" of sufficient
i worth to warrant its purchase for the
Metropolitan Oprra House over a year ago.
I3ut ■•■'•■ the severance of his connection
with that organization 1..- disposed of it
to Messrs. V\ \-rba and Luesctiei? The latter.
In their anxiety to make the piece popular,'
have allowed the introduction of much com
mon end extraneous action.
Beauty should have been the keynote of
the piece-anil it is still to a marked de
j gree—but it la too much marred by the
addition of what has too often heretofore
been considered essential elements of a
Broadway musk.ii play. The manager had
I chance to present a piece as far su
perior to the average mu.slcal play as
"Poma.ndr-r Walk," at Wallack's, excels
the rank and file of ordinary comedies.
Xo amount of comment of this nature
can dim the personal success of Miss Mac-
Donald. But shfi was deserving of a better
cast and a better general tone to h»r piece.
The jarring note in the play was con
tributed principally by Miss Elgie Bowen,
who was as far removed from what the
fountain girl at Carlsbad should have been
as commonness Is opposed to daintiness.
The incidental contributions of Tom Me-
Naughton. Miss Jessie Bradbury and
others, although amusing at time?, were
amplified too much. Mr. McNausrhton.
however, grave an exceedingly clean por
trayal of an English tragedian.
The story of the . play Is charming in
quality, being founded on Grimm's legend
of the- origin of Carlsbad Spring. Miss Mc-
Donald plays the part of a beautiful prin
cess who impersonted the fountain girl at i
Carlsbad in order to rebuke a young- prince
v ho boasted of his success in winning the
love of young women. Eventually, how
ever, she was wooed and won by the
Prince, who was only fairly represented by
Lawrence Rea. William Burress was very
successful in the chief comedian's part
that of Prince Xcpomuk. who was "pos
sessed of more ancestry than Income."
Miss McDonald's most successful songs
were "Day Dreams'* and "Two Little Love I
Sees" (sung with Mr. Rea). The music
was rider the able direction of Mr. Max
Princess Bozena. Miss MacDonaltS
Prince Nepomuk William Burress
Prince Aladar...... Lawrence Rea
Annaniirl Miss Eieie Bowen
Baron Ru<3l ♦ „ Ralph Errolle
Roland ■'. Tom McN'au jrhton
Ursula...... Mips Jessie Bradbury
Spaetlin? - Charles \V. Meyers
Evakatl Mies Blanche Shertvcod
Colonel Boon* Edward Metcalf
Mr. Umax Arthur Thalasso
Mr. Skinner Otto F. Hoffmann
She Will Be Seen at the Colonial
Theatre on January 16.
Mile. Adeline Genee, who has been danc
ing in "The Bachelor Belles" this season,
is to appear for five weeks In vaudeville
under the management of Percy "Williams,
beginning January 16 at the Colonial The
atre. Mile. Genee will introduce some of
the beautiful ballets in which she has al
ready been seen In this country, and sev
eral new ones besides. She wHI be as
sisted by a company made up of English
Vesta Victoria Heads Twenty-two Act
Vaudeville Bill.
William Morris began his twenty-two
a*ct vaudeville policy at the Plaza Music
Hall yesterday by presenting Miss Vesta
Victoria in a series of new pongs, which
Miss Victoria sang to the delight of the
hundreds who filled the house both after
noon and evening. The songs best like.i
were "Don't Sing the Chorus," "Uncle
Billy." "A. B. C, D, E. F, G," "Skating"
and "Arcady." Others on the bill were
Billy K. Wells, Monroe and Mack, iJur
phy and Francis, Brothers Lloyd, the
Three of Da* Van Camp, Mason and Bart,
Renee Graham and La Belle Xello.
Actors Make Merry in Spite of Holi
day's Additional Work.
Special Christmas matinees- were given
yesterday in ail the theatres in the city
except the Globe, where lime. Bernhardt is
in the last week of her engagement, and at
the few others where plays were presented
In New York for the first time. Both per
formances of the day attracted large
crowds. In spite of the extra work of the
holiday, members of the various companies
had Christmas parties and exchanged pres
At William Collier's Comedy Theatre the
star of 'I'll Be Hanged if I Do" acted as
treasurer for a few hours before the mat
inee. At the evening performance Mr. Col
lier varied one of the scenes by pulling out
a. diamond solitaire instead of the property
ring used In the scene and placing it upon
the finger of his wife. Miss Paula Marr.
He introduced lines which made the au
dience understand that he was making an
real presentation., of his Christmas gift
to her.
New Haven, Dec. 26.— "The Silent Call,'
Dustin I'arnum's new play, was given Its
first performances at the Hyperion The
atre this afternoon and evening. The
drama is a sequel to "The Squaw Man."
In the cast with Mr. Farnum were W. &
Hart, Theodore Roberts and George Faw
cctt. -ph.- piece will begin an engagement
at the Broadway Theatre. New York, next
Monday night. •
(By Telegraph to Tie Tribune. 1
Middletown, X. V-. Dec 26— "Bought
and Paid For." a new American play by
Gtorge Broadliurst, had its first production
hero this afternoon, with Henry E. Dixey
as the star. The story told is of a get
ri-h-qukk man, in his forties, who falls In
love with a hotel telephone girl, whom he
marries. He is an excessive drinker at times,
ami his weakness brings about conditions
which his wife refuses to tolerate, and she
leaves him- How be loses her and wins
her back forms the background of the play.
Ida Conquest played the wife and chared
honors with the star. The play la to open
at the Hackett Theatre. New York, shortly.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune]
St Paul" bee. 26.-"The icing's Game." a
satirical comedy by George Bracket* Seitz,
was presented by James K. Hackett here
to-day. Frank Hatch. Arthur Hoop. Rob
ert J^awler and Miss Jane Marbury also
appeared in the ••«-' -. * '.-■
flly t. ;..^r;.i Is The Tribum-.]
Hartford, Conn.. Dec. 25.— Henry Kolker
made his initial bow as a star to-day at
the Parsons Theatre under the manage
ment of Henry W. Savage in a new comedy
of character and sentiment entitled "The
<;re.-it Name." adapted by James Clarence
Harvey from the German of Victor Leon
...... Leo Feld. Mys-ic is the theme of the
jjlay. which is said to bc| based on incidents
in the life of Franz Lehar, the Viennese
The company supporting Mr. Kolker In
clude* Kus* Why tall. Sam Edwards,
Harry Meetayor, Lizzie Hudson Collier,
Hantle Kirkland. Gertrude Dallas, Franceß
Gaunt. Ruth Chatjerton, Elsa Lorimer,
Dorothy "Walters' and Gwendolyn Brooks.
A feature i- mad'- of musical theme, and
Jhe third act Introduces a symphony espe
cially compos* d by Theodore Bendix, which
C|)l pi o v Bv B "aii orchestra of eixtsen pieces.
After a week's road tour, "The Great
[ Name" will ?go to Chicago and begin an
I engagement at the Cort Theatre.
! Boxing" Day Programmes More
Varied than Ever Before.
[By Cable to Th» Tribune.] v
London. Dec. "Boxing day" pro
grammes at the theatres were more
varied than ever before.
The revival of "Peter Pan" was wel
comed at the Duke of York's Theatre as
joyfully as though it were a new play.
Miss Hilda Trevelyan did not appear as
| "Wendy, so that Miss Pauline Chase had
everything her own way, and, with the
airman, Grahame-White, in a box to
lead the applause over her "winged
j flights there was wild enthusiasm. " Her
■ performance Ml the best she has ever
ftM general cast, apart from Wendy,
j was excellent, and a crowded house was
> delighted.
"Cinderella" went to the ball in an
j old-fashioned pantomime at the Lyceum,
j and again at the Flayhouse in a rol
licking comedy, Cyril Maude having a
turn in a comic song.
"The Blue Bird," "Alice in Wonder
land," "The Piper," "Charley's Aunt"
and "Chicks in the Wood" were the rival
attractions for young: and old.
There were immense audiences mom
j ing and evening at the Palladium, a
! spacious new music hall. The best bit
' of drama in the varied programme was i
i Martin Harvey's flue performance in
Robert Barr's and Sidney Lewis's "Ran
som's Conspiracy," which was heartily
applauded, and the programme was
rounded out with a ballet of fifty.
"Jack and the Bean Stalk" held an
other enormous assemblage spellbound
for more than five hours at the Drury
Lane. The fairy tale resolved itself
into a musical comedy, with clowning by
George Graves. Harry Randall and other
eccentric players, yet there was a giant
so big that he could only be seen in sec
tions, and there was a "bean stalk" with
growth as luxuriant as it was rapid.
The scenery and dancing have seldom
been more radiantly beautiful at the
Drury Lane.
The loveliest stage pictures were the
fairy pool and the enchanted grove
transfigured by rainbow tints and spark
ling stars into Titania's bower.
There was also a stampede of cattle
at ■ country fair, and a. giants' garden,
castle dungeons and a dairy farm were
effectively staged. So brilliant were the
settings and so charming were the dances ;
that it was accounted by old playgoers :
the most successful pantomime ever seen j
at the old theatre.
Douglas Fairbanks is at the West End
Theatre this week in "The. Cub." Thomp
son Buchanan's farce, which presented
successfully at the Comedy Theatre earlier
in the season.
"The Lily.- with Miss Nance O'Nell.
Charles Cartwrighi, Miss Julia Dean and
the other members of the original Belasco
company, began a week's engagament at
the Grand Opera House yesterday.
At the Academy of Music yesterday large
audiences welcomed a revival of "Uncle
Tom"? Cabin."
"William Gillette i? to appear to-night at
the Empire Theatre for the first time in
his present engagement in n revival of
"Too Much Johnson."
The leading headliners at Hammevsttins
Victoria Theatre this week are Belie
Blanche. Ben Welsh, Raymond and Caver-
Iy, K. Frederick Hawiey, Frances Hai^ht
and company and Barnes and Crawford.
The College Girls began a week's en
rasement at the Columbia Theatre yes
terday. The cast included Jo* Fields,
George Scanlon. Andrew Tombes, Florence
Mills, Klara Hendrlx find Edith Parfray.
Many Christmas novelties are being
shown for the children at the Ed^n Musee
this vftfk. including the. White Yogi, the
Christmas group* ?nd cinematograph
j^.pnef: of fairyland.
Mis? Gertrude Hoffmann tops the bill at
tha Colonial Theatre in her elaborate "New
Review." "The Comsteck Mystery," with
Miss Charlotte Parry; Barnes and Craw
ford, in. "The Fakir and the Lady," are
also on the bill.
Edwin Stevens., who has acted this sea
son in "The Speckled Band," introduced
at Keith & Praetor's Fifth Avenue yester
day a one-act sketch called "A Night
Out." in Which he was supported by Mi?s»
Tina MnrFball. Miss Lillian Shaw sang
six songs new to vaudeville.
consul, the monkey: Karno'a Comedian*,
in "Harlequinade," an Kngli.fh pantomime;
Spencer Kelly and Marten Wilder and
Xana. the Pensational dancer, are the chief
features of an excellent bill at the Ameri
can Music HalL
Nat Wills. "The Little Stranser," and
Morton and Moore drew lars-- aadles*cea at
the Alhaml'ia Theatre yesterday.
Holiday audiences tilled the Hippodrome
yestenlay, when the circus and the three
spectacles, "The International Cup," "The
T:artlifiu;ik"" an<l "The Balk-t of Niagara,"
•wem given excellent presentations.
Maximilian of Saxony Wishes to Show
He Did Not Rebel Against Church.
Rome, Dec. 26.— Prince Maximilian of
.Saxony, a Jesuit and brother of the King
of Saxony, has arrived here for an audi
ence with Pope Pius, and meanwhile is deny
ing himself to all callers. The object of
his visit is personally to explain to the Pope
the authority for his famous article in an
ecclesiastical periodical on the union of the
•Oriental and Roman churches.
It is his desire to prove that he was in
no way rebellious against the authority of
the Roman Church, that he did not criticise
his superiors and that modernist theories
did not enter into his argument. Prince
Maximilian is professor of canon law at
the Bwiaa University, of Freiburg.
Bast Orange.. N. J.. Dec. 26 (Special).-
At a quiet home wedding at noon to-day
Miss Mary Frances Conroy, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Conroy. of No. S8
South Munn avenue, became the bride of
J. Kris Powell, of Washington. After an
extended trip through the West and South
they will make their home in Washington,
where Mr. Powell is in the banking and
real estate business.
The Key. James Jerome Smith, rector of
the Church of the Holy Rosary, of Eliza
beth, N. J.. a cousin of the bride, per
formed the ceremony.
Mrs. Powell is a graduate of the class
of 'OS of St. Elizabeth's College, at Con
vent Station. N. J. The bridegroom is a
native of Nashville. Term.. and a scion of
one of the older families there.
Free admission to the Metropolitan Museum of
AH tb* American Museum of Natural His
tory and the Zoological Ounlen.
Ooenln* of th* Poultry, rigeon end I-t Maell
1 Show. Matliion ianara Garden, all day.
Convention of the Zola Beta. Tau fraternity,
Hotel Astor, M a. m.
"Vast of i,ipht«." hrat?nn for thf Council of
Jfiwith Woint-K, Tempi's Beth-Ki, afternoon.
Mating of On Headmasters" Association, Hot'l
Astor. 2 p m.
Oij'nlne- of the new ■■'■<-' Rector, Broadway and
4-1 ili street, evening. ?.,
The funeral of Commodore F. Vedder,
who more than twenty years ago was a
well known Republican politician and
member of the Assembly, was held yePtcr
day at the Hotel Majestic. Central Park
"West and 72d street. The Rev. Dr. Hough
ton, rector of the Uttle Church Around the
Corner, officiated. The body will be taken
to The former home of Mr. Vedder at Elli
cottville, VL V._, whore it will be buried iv
the family plot.
Mor>tc!a)r, N. J. Dec. 25 (3p«-ali.— John
Hopkins, f-eventy-seven years old, died yes
terday at his home, No. 7 Tlates avenue,
after an Illness of several months. Mr.
l^opkins retired from the leather business
in New York in September, after being en
gaged In that line for almost sixty years.
Mr. Hopkins was formerly a supervisor
and a member of tbe Board of Education
of Morrisanla, NT. V., ■A'hen that totvn wr;a
a separate mupiclpality. He helped found
St. Mary's Episcopal Church In The Bronx.
Twenty years ago he changed from the
Episcopal faith to the Presbyterian, and
since' coming to Montclalr in ISS7 he has
been a member of the First Presbyterian
Church. He leaves a wife and one son,
the Rev. Herbert W. Hopkins, assistant
rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, in
this town.
John J. Walker, for nearly sixty years a
resident of \ the Hill section of Brooklyn
I and a retired builder, died at his home, No.
474 Classon avenue, that borough, on Sun
day morning after a prolonged illness fol
lowing an apoplectic shock. He had been an
active worker in the Republican party since
the Fremont campaign, and represented the
7th Ward as a member of the Board of
Aldermen of the old city of Brooklyn,
In the early 60's Mr. Walker was one of
the founders, of the Church of the Refor
mation, now the Church of the Incarna
tion, and was identified with the parish
until his death. He was born in Preston,
Conn., in IS2S, where he married Sybil
M. Cook, in 1854. He was a grandson of |
General Jeremiah Halsey, who founded the
old Connecticut State House at Hartford. j
Mr. Walker leaves a wife and two children, j
?.Ir«. William Macbeth, of Brooklyn and
Henry Halsey Walker, of Norwich, Conn.
Mount Sterling-. Ky., Dec. — John D.
Young; seventy-eight years old, former
Congressman from the Ninth Kentucky
District, died here last night. He was a
well known lawyer.
Hoanoke, Va., Dec. 26.— Professor ' T.
Fukushima, a Japanese scholar and lect
urer, died in a hospital here to-day fol
owing an operation for cirrhosis of the
Jiver performed several days ago. He was
thirty-eight years old, and leaves a wife
ir. Chicago. Professor Fukushima was a
relative of General Fukushima, the Jap
anese soldier, and formerly taught in the
Imperial College at Tokio.
Doylestown, Perm., Dec. 26. — General WV
W. H. Davis, a veteran of the Mexican and
Civil wars, died at his home here to-night,
aged ninety years.
General Davis enlisted in the Ist Mas
sachusetts Infantry on December 5, lS4t>,
and fought in the Mexican War. Tn IS4T
he was made an adjutant, and in 18 43 was
mustered out. In ISBI he organized the
1 0 4 1 1 1 Regiment. Pennsylvania Volunteers,
end also Hurrell's Battery. In 1865 he
was marde brigadier general for meritori
ous service?.
Genernl Davis was editor of "The
Doylestown Democrat" until 1900. He was
a member of the Backs <'ounty Bar.
Demxr, Dec. 26.— John T. Odell, a retired
banker, of Chicago, and formerly president
of the American Bankers' Association, died
here to-day. Since his marriage, a year
ago, Mr. Odell had lived at Bowlder, Col.
He was fifty-eight years old.
Mrs. Anna Gere Belden, widow of Con
gressman James J. Beltlen, of Syracuse,
died yesterday from diseases Incident to
oil nge in her apartments at the Hotel
Manhattan. The funeral will be held to
day at 2 o'clock, and the burial will be in
the family plot In Syracuse.
Mrs. Belden, who was the only daughter
of Robert Gere and Sophia Stanton Gere,
pioneer residents of Syracuse, was born in
1525. For years Mrs. Belden was person
all:/ Interested in the. Women's Hospital, at
Syracuse^ und was active in other charita
ble work begun by her husband. Within
the last few years Mrs. Belden spent her
time during the winter months in her apart
ments at the Hotel Manhattan, which was
built by her husband, and divided her time
in the summer between the Adirondacks
and Syracuse.
Mrs. Athenia Livingston Pea body, widow
of Judge Charles A. Peabcdy, died yester
day at her home, No. 34 Gramerey Park,
after four days' illness from acute heart
disease. She was eighty-two years old.
He father was Anthony Rutgers Living
ston. Mrs. Peabody was a member of the
Society of Colonial Dames. The funeral
will be private.
Troy. N. T.. Dec. 26.— William Coutle.
one of the best known scientific men in
this country, died at his homo in this city
to-day at the age of ninety-one years. He
was born in Scotland, in 1819, and had lived
in this country for sixty-two years. Many
of his papers on scientific subjects have
been read at the Smithsonian Institution,
where he v.as regarded as an authority.
Several years ago hi 3 paper was one of
(lie five of hundreds submitted selected to
compete for a foreign prize. Two years
ago Mr. Coutie read a paper at the uni
versal convention of the Royal Chemical
Society in London, and he was the author
of several pamphlets which have attracted
widespread attention from scientific men.
Mr. Coutie w^ a member of the Ameri
can Chemical Society. He was the first
man in the world to compound engines for
factory purposes. He leaves a son, G«orge
Coutie, a master mechanic in the state
prison department of New York State.
Rochester, Dec 26.— Dr. Clara A, Wwidn,
the first woman physician sent by a mis
sionary society to the Orient, died at Cas
tile to-day. Dr. Swain was born in El
mira seventy-six yeuxs ago and went to
India forty years ago. She did a notable
work in establishing hospitals In India
und introducing medical methods among
the women of that land.
Alexander James Clinton, formerly pres
ident of the Eagle Fire Insurance Com
pany, with which he had been connected
for half a century, died yesterday at his
home, No. 5 East 12Sth street. Death was
duo to pneumonia, following a cold which
he contracted a week ago. Mr. Clinton was
born at Canterbury, N. V., In 1525, and was
a eon of Dr. Alexander Clinton. Ho was
a great grandson of Major General James
Clinton, of General George Washington's
staff, and wafi a great grandnephew of
Governor and Vice- President George Clin
ton.. His father "was for many years as
sociated with l>rV Valentine Mott- j
Following his early educutlon at th%
schools at Kewborv. Mr. Clinton took up
civil engineering, He helped to build the
Hudson Paver branch of the New York
Central & Hudson River Railroad. Sub
sequently he entered the Insurance busi
ness and he remained actively engaged in
that line up to ten years ago, when he re
tired. For many years Mr. CHnton was
state treasurer of the New York State
Society of the Cincinnati. He was a mem
ber of the Sons of the Revolution, a vet
e-an of the 7th Regiment and a member
of Bunting Lodge, F. and A. M. He
leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Charles
W. Harrison, and a son, T3r. Charles A.
Clinton. No arrangements for the funeral
have been made.
big audience: at opera
All Are Young When "Hansel
imd Gretel"' Is Sung.
We Ware all children again yesterday
afternoon, graybeards of seventy and pet
lico^ts of seven. For wasn't it the sea
son's first production of "Hansel und
Gretel." and weren't the two lost children
there, and the gingerbread house, and the
oven, and the Witch? True, it was a man
witch this time, but he rode his broom
slick as .skilfully as any of his feminine
forebears, and was as wicked, and just a
trifle uglier. And wasn't the audience
glad when the children pushed him into
the oven! Herr Humperdinck himself was
there, and took a call ;ir the fall of the
final curtain. So all present were very,
very happy, and the day after Christmas
was truly as it should be.
The cast, with two exceptions, was the
fame as In previous year*. Miss Bella
Alten gave her remarkable impersonation
of Gretel, an impersonation that bears the
s^tamp of genius. She was admirably sec
onded by the Hansel of Mrs. Mattfeld,
while Mr. Goritz, as Peter; MJaa Wick
ham, as Gertrude, and Miss Snelling, as
the Sandmannehen, were again most ef
fective. The two new members of the
cast were Albert Relss, as the Witch, and
Miss Ca«e, as the Traumiinnchen.
The part of the Witch had previously
been fune in New York by a contralto,
though Mr. Reiss had sung it several
times outside of the city. Whether or
not the part gains in masculine hands
may be debated, but despite some slips
in Intonation Mr. Reiss 7nade of it a dis
tinctly interesting characterization. Mrs.
t^parkes was to have sung th« Trau
miinnchen. but the grip had seized upon
her, too, and Mies CAM proved an admira
ble substitute. A gratifying note in the
performance was the conducting of Mr.
Hertz, which was marked with unusual
delicacy and fine poeuc feeling.
The sets of the first and last acts were
those of former years, but the second act
showed a marked improvement, especially
in the heavenly stalr3. The audience was
one of the largest of the season. This
'.viis the full cast:
Hansel Marie Mattfeld
Gretel Bella Alten
Die Hex* Albert Relss
Gertrude Florence Wiekham
Sandmannchen LJliia SneMlng
Traumannchen Anna Cape
Peter Otto Goritz
Many Turned Away from "The
Girl of the Golden West."
The first subscription performance of
Puccini's opera, "The Girl of the Golden
West/ took place last night at the Metro
politan Opera House. In the performance
itself there was no difference from the two
previous ones. Mr. f'aruso again sang
Johnson, Miss Destinn Minnie. Mr. Amato
the Sheriff, and Mr. Toscanini conducted.
The audience was vociferous in its enthusi
asm, and Mr. Puccini was brought out for
several curtain calls.
But in the lobby unusual scenes enacted
themselves. The public, which had been
frightened away previously by the doubled'
prices, decided last night that it wished to
determine for itself as to the merits of the
new opera. So it came. In fact, it cam*;
so strongly that long before the -curtain
rose the management decided to close the
box office and refused to sell any further
admission. Tbafe was a good deal of mur
muring at this, though the majority took
the disappointment good naturedly.
One man, however, became so enraged
that, after demanding in a loud tone that
the box office window be reopened, started
to open it for himself by attempting to
break it with his cane. He was promptly
arrested by a special officer . and turned
over to the police. Another opera enthusi
ast ascended the fire escape and attempted
to crawl In through one of the gallery win
dows. He. too. was apprehended and treat
ed to a quick journey. to the police station,
These two abortive atempts tooled the ar
dor of the crowd, and there was no further
trouble. It was estimated that the number
■■{ persons turned away was between eight
hundred and one thousand.
Ii was learned Inter in th» evening that
the special policeman detailed to the family
circle saw I man in th<s act of picking 1 a
woman's peeks*. The man was arrested
and turned over to the police.
B«ld<sn, Anna G. , l«ott, Jere.
Blocker,. Helen V. ,' Moorehouse. C S-
Bloodgood, Freeman. Peabo>3y. Athenia.
'"iarkscn, Aurustus I* Reiley, Katharine T.
Clinton, Alexander J. Seepsel, Albert.
Condlt. Kenneth P. Smith, James B-
Fischer, Frederick. Smith, Mary A.
Forrester. Emily M. Smith. Sanford M.
Fotherinpham N'an^y D. Walker. John J.
Greene. Elizabeth. , Watson. Mac.
Hathaway, George I* "Weeks, Ida V.
Hayden. Elizabeth K. Wllcox. Martha A.
Hearn. Arthur H. Wood, Mary T.
BKIyDEX— At the Hotel Manhattan. New York,
on Monday, December 26, 1910, Anna Oere
ISelden, wife of the late James J. Belden.
Berrlces will be held In her apartments at the
Hotel Manhattan for the family and friends
at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Interment
at Syracuse. X. Y. *
BLOCKER— On December 26, Hejett Wlld'.«
Blocker. daughter of the Rev. Simon and
Ethel Blocker. aged 3 months and 1 days.
Interment Brunswick. X. J.
BLOODGOOD — Sunday, December 25. Freeman
Bloodgood. in his 91st year. Services at his
late residence. No. 536 Yestn>lcl aye.. West
field. N. J., on Wednesday. December S3. at
3:45 p. m. Train leaves foot of Liberty st.
. at 2:30 p. m., returning at 4:51 p. m.
Executive Office, 20 West 44th Street. /
Brothers; Sorrowful announcement in made 'of
the death of Brother Freeman Bloodgocxi, on
December 25, for 61 years a member of the So
ciety, serving 1 faithfully for varying period? on
the following Committees: Finance. Library.
Literary and Sinking Fund.
JOHN H. M'CULI/AGH. Frcsldent. i
RICHARD T. DA VIES. Secretary.
CLARKSON— On Sunday. December 25, 1910, at
his residence. No. 16 West 4Sth St.. Augustus i
Levlnue Clarkson, in the 76ih year of his age.
Funeral services at Trinity Chapel, 25th St..
near Broadway, on Thursday. December 29.
1910, at It a. m. Interment at Tivoll-oa
; Hudson.
CLINTON" — On December 26. at his residence.
No. 5 East 125t!i St., Alexander James Clinton,
husband of Annie J. . Nestell and father cf
Annie E. Hewison and Dr. Charles A. Clinton,
aged 85 years. Notice of funeral hereafter.
COXDIT — Passed away, at his parents' home.
No. 4Sa Ferry St.. Newark. X. .1.. on Sunday.
December 25, 1910. Kenneth Beach Con<l:t.
dearly beloved child of, the Rev. Charles
Beach and M. Maude Condlt i a*? Kynor).
aged 5 months 21 days. Funeral private.
FISCHKR — Frederick Fischer, on Monday. De
cember 26. IJ>IO, at the residence Of his daughter.
Mrs. J. P. Stupck, No. 8 East Morningside aye.
Funeral private.
FORRESTER — Suddenly. •at • midnight. Decem
ber 2.'>, 1010. Emily M., widow cf Oonte B.
Forrester, passed into the life eternal In her
75th year. Funeral services from her late
residence. No. 352 Degraw st., Brooklyn, on
■Wednesday. December 2S. at 8 p. m.
FOTHERIXGHAM— On Monday. December M
Nancy Duncan, daughter cf John R. and the
late Adelyn Louise Fotheringham. aged 3 years.
Funeral at No. 50 Le Grande aye.. Tarry town,
X. V.. on Wednesday, December 28, at 2:,:"
GRBKXK— At Metuehen. N. J.. on Thursday.
December 22. Elizabeth, wife of Albert A.
Greene, after a short Illness. Funeral private.
HATHAWAY— On December 23. George L.
Hathaway, aged 34. Funeral services at his
late residence. Willow and Carroll sts.. Ja
maica. Tuesday, December 27. at 2 p. m.
'HA YfiEN— Suddenly, at her home, in Water
rmry. Conn.. Monday, December 26. 1910.
' Elizabeth Kellogg, wife of the late Edward
Simeon Hayden. - . \
HEARN— On Sunday. December 25. 191<\ at Ms
late residence. Th» Plaza. Arthur Hcppock.
beloved husband of Elizabeth Bell Volck. ■ ■
of George A. and Laura F. Hearn. and grand
son of the late Howel Hoppo^k. Funeral ser
vices will be held at the Church of the Ascen
sion (Fifth aye. and 10th St.). on Wednesday.
December 28. 1910. at M o'clock in the fore
noon. Interment at Woodlawn.
LOTT — Suddenly. Sunday, December 23. 1910.
Jere Lott, son cf the late Aaron Lott, of
New Utrecht, in the .">7th year of his age.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
MOOREHOUSE — Deceased, in New Haven, De
cember 23. Cornelius Starr '•] .-•-;-,•.'.-=. aged
80 years.
PEABODY — On . December 25. at her resi
dence. No. 34 Gramercy Park. Athenia. widow
of the late Judge Charles A. Peabody and
daughter of the late Anthony Rutgers Living
ston. Funeral • services private.
REILEY— On December 25. at her residence. No.
123 West 75th 6t.. Katharine T. rtelley. until
recently residing at No. 115 East 34Uj st.. widow
of Robert T. Relley. Funeral on Wednesday
morning, at 10:30 o'clock, from St. Stephen's
Church, in East 2Sth st., near Lexinctcn aye.
It Is requested that no flowers be sent.
SEKSBKL — On Saturday. December 24, at the
German Hospital, Dr. Albert Seessel. after a
short Uln«-BE, In the Cist year of his age-
Sarvlces at Herrllch's funeral parlors. No.
332 East SSth St.. on Tuesday. December 27.
8 p. m. Interment private.
SMITH — In this city, on Saturday, December
24, James Rufus Smith, aged 82 years.
Funeral services at his late residence. So.
47 Went ."JHh st., on Tuesday, December 27.
at 11 »'clock.
SMITH — At Elizabeth, X. J., December '-"•"■
lltlO, Mary Anderson Smith, widow of the
late Sylvanfcs L. Smith. Funeral services
from her late residence. No. 7" I Jefferson
arc, Elizabeth, N. J.. on Wednesday. De-«
cember ZBL at 2:30 o'clock. Trains on Penn
sylvania Railroad 1:30 p. m. from New
York. ,
SMITH— On Saturday. December 21. 1910. San
ford Minor Kmith, son of Frank W. and
Fannie M. Smith, in his B!>th year. Funeral
services at the residence of Mrs. W. J. Har
rison. No. 220 Rugby Road. Flatbu^h. Long
Inland, on Tu>-«'lay. 11 a. m. Interment pri
WALKER— On Christmas Day, John J. Walker,
beloved husband of Sybil m. Walker, in his
53.1 year. Funeral services at his late •-«•>■!
dene*. . . No. 474 Clasßon avn.. Brooklyn, oa
Tuesday. December S, 1010, at 7:30 p. in.
Kindly omit flowers.
WATSON— On Sunday. December 25, 1010.
after a short Illness, at her residence. No. 44
Went TTtii st . Mac, »if- o f Louis T. Watson.
Funeral private. t •
WEKKB Suddenly, at Glen Cove. Long Island.
Ma V. Weeks, wife of Edward F. Weeks.
Funeral service will >■- held at her 1- r»»i
dence. Red Springs, Olea Cove, on Wednesday.
December ■-'"■. at 2:30 p. in. Carriage* will
mr«l train reaching Glen at.. Glen Cove, at
2:02 p. »n.
WILCOX— At I 'at- •■" •>•'.. N. J. en Monday. De
cember •.« IftlO, Martha .\.. widow of William
J. Wilcox. In her S2U year. Relatives an.!
friends are Invited to atttnd thci funeral, on
Thursday, ■•■ ■■:■•!•.■ 2?. from M- r lat» resi
dence. No. ■-'» Bread way. raterson. at 2 o'clock
1 . . -1 —
WOOD — On December 24. 1910, Mary ~Z.Vi.titu
daughter of ths late John and Matilda Vail
"Wood, in her 33th year. Funeral from &•!•
late residence, at SayvlHe. Lons Island, '»'«.'
Wednesday. December 2S. at 1 30 p. m.
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