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HI (Tharles Cnshlan Impereenntee mi Aelor In
I 'Thi llaml It.v," r Sew Version of nn
lr Ola llnnina tlrnraa "The llnllrt lrl"
II Men or Hi met Life According (o Mr. Hire.
I A fragment of nn old piny Interpolated In n
III new one has been a frequent oxncdlint of
I writers for tlie stage. Tlio elder Dumna em-
I ployed It In "Komi," rt plcco which has
been performed in vnrioui variants und
; Kntrunres. At the Fifth Avcnuo Thentro
last night no hnd n new version called
i "The lloyM Hox." Charles Coithlnn had worked
the Dumns material over with considerable skill,
nd he played the chluf character admirably.
The story, as It runs In the present piece, make
the hero nn Imaginary nctor named Clarence,
Instead of using tho real Kean. This man
U a, London celebrity early In this cen
tury. Ito Is Illicitly In lorn with a Countess, tho
trite of a, Swedish Ambassador, and Is himself
belorod by a wealthy and nmbltloussoungnma,-
teur actress. Ho carries on his liaison v 1th tho
) ono and at tho sanio tlmo elves good
il BUldanco to tho other. Tho upshot Is that tho
If irlfo escapes calumny and tho maid goes to
I Amorlcn In tho man's professional company.
Bo far as Mr. Coghiun's work hero Is original, It
I is in tho direction of modern realism, and
I away from Dumus's romanticism. It Is un
I xaggorat Ire, literal, natural and decidedly un-
Ideal. Tho life ot tho actor is denuded of lllu-
alon and proscntod In a dlsouchantliig mnnnor.
Bl And all this Is good art, too. Whether It is en-
raj tertainment such as most of our theatrical au-
I dlencos require Is qutto another consideration.
If The ono scone tht may, and doubtless will,
(I appeal successfully to the moro lndlscrlmlnato
jl Appreciation is ono which represents tho atnge
10 of the Drury La.no Tbcatro during tho garden
passagoof "tlomeoand JullaU" Mr. Coghlan, in
tho guiss ot tho actor Clarence, appears as
B Homto. Tho Juliet In tho balcony is Gertrude
j Coghlan, his daughter, and n nono too proficient
d6butante. But Mr. Coghlan recites tho
M familiar linos efficiently, ot course, and
1 looks very wall, though much older than ho
f did a year ago in "Tes of tho d'Urber-
vlUes." The players impersonating tho Prlnco
A of Wales, tho Swedish Ambassador, and tho
H wife of the latter take their places as auditors in
1 a proscenium box. Tho sight of the Prluco and
II the woman together rouses tho playor's Jealousy,
II he forgets his part, and launchos Instead Into a
I denunciation of his royal rlral. That Is n the
11 trio climax. It Is expertly dealt with, and It
A) does not fall to Improsa with its novelty. It Is
tt the only excitement in tho play, and for popular
H purposes it m.iy bo tho making of It.
(J The thing In this play which Impairs Its com-
n tnerclal valuo Is lta utter lack of sympathetio
IK sentiment. The actor's love of a married
I woman Is Inexcusable. Sho is not in any
II i Tray worthy of his passion, and he Og-
Jl nres as a scoundrelly deceiver of her bus-
U t band, even though helshlmsclf sincerely ardent.
m The amateur actress Is purely and acutolyln
li i love with him, but hor heart Is not sufllclently In
evidence to constitute mu h of a motive in tho
A) action.. The man who has fascinated her does
i not reciprocate her feeling, nor does he deserve
B) to bo rewarded with her in wodlock, as tho tag
H of tho ptoce intimates that ho is going to bo.
m Bo ' The Koyal Box" Is entirely destltulo of what
M dramatists 'srra heart interest. But It has com
m p-otory merits of truthfulness, realism, and
A bold departure from conventional standards. It
9 Is adequately hut not brilliantly performed. Mr.
K Coghlan himself adheres closely and cleverly to
v what he seems to have set out to do tho renro-
8 sen tat Ion of Dumas's old character of Kean in n
B new nd modern spirit. In that ho succeeds
positively.
nt The fortunes of tho Manhattan Theatre took
Kl a turn for tho bettor last night when
Edward E. Ilico produced "Tho Ballet
I Girl," another musical farce from Eng-
land, if not from London. Its authors wore-
Adrian Boss and James T. Tanner, who
1 I are known hero through at least ono other ef
' fort, and an American hand had brightened tho
I text in several places. Thcro must be moro
m work from that American hand and there must
;b be considerable condensation if the pointless
1 dialogue, which now clogs tho action of the
ff farce or " Tho Ballet Girl" is over to achlove tho
i I success that seems possible to It, As tho entor-
talnment stood last night, it was nearly alto-
2 gether charming. Mr. Ulco is an adept at Im
H proving his performances. Tho present ploco
J icems to need less of that process than his
H initial productions usually do. With a liberal
B spirit in dispensing with tho dlaloguo
he should make his latest plcco a nota-
bly prosperous and entertaining work.
I There was not a single speech in the
text at which tho spectators laughed last
n night. Some of the lyrics wero bright and most
M of them were neatly written. Ono topical song
wk in the first act obviously an interpolation
11 was clever enough In Its way to add now popu-
II larlty to that hackneyed form of musical humor.
IB It appealed to the audience more potently than
HI any other number.
H Tho scenes of tho farco are picturesque and
flj the characters interesting. Ono act passes in
BJ Holland and tho other on tho stage of a Paris
J muslo hall. Tho action Involves an American
BJ heiress, a billet dancer, a superannuated
HJ English noble, a stage manager, and
JQ half a dozen othor entertaining types. Tho
R music, by Carl Klefert, 1b lively and
ll melodious enough to servo tho purpose and tho
WIS Intrlguo furnishes plenty of material for
Wx amusement and Interest. It wan only tho
IV excess of spoken lines that nroventid tho
i full realization of the plcco s possibilities
B last night. There was enough applause for the
Iongs and dances. It was only the text which
eft the spectators dlsiouragcd. But "The
inllet Girl will soon be roduccd to the propor
U tlons necessary for such a light personality, and
thon the farce will be among tho very boat of Us
kind.
The artlng was unoven. Edouard Jose, who
used to play the piano for Ilerr Van Blene, gavo
v adellghtfully artUtlonndnmuslngperformnnco
of a French ballet master, and Frederick Solo-
man, as nn unappreciated composer, was equally
successful. Duvld Lythgoe, with a good voice,
V an agreeable presence, and some skill in acting,
W was a vast Improvement over the type that Mr.
f Illce usually selects to represent his sent!-
If mental young men. Allene Crater was lntelll
If gent and vivacious, while Louise Hcrncr sang
1)1 and acted ngreeably. Cbrlstlno Blessing ndded
1 an amusing travesty of a Dutch landlady to the
II evening's amuooment. Charles Arthur ills-
played a remarkable Whltechapel dialect.
B Thero wero n number of the E. E. Itlceold
I guard, Including Violet Pottor and Ireue
1 1 vera. They seem to bo taking on llesh
I as the years roll by. Thero was not tho
usual average of comeliness in the chorus,
and that has Indeed becomo rather a
tradition. The beauty of tho Itlco cho
ruses is not ns appnrent as It used to be. The
performance passed off with tho vivacity and
spirit which Its producer could add to the
City Directory It It wore st to music and
bad to bo sung by young women In tights.
The costumes were exceptionally cheap In
material nnd awkward in design. Aniimbcrof
young women who appeared In vnrl-colored
bloomers In tho second act bircly escaped tho
derision of the spectators. Tho colors wero
I crude and lit such determined varlnnco that the
yes ached in contemplating them. But the
two scenes an exterior by tho seashore and a
Moorish court wero delightful.
Christmas week is abounding In good plays,
now nnd old, and tho range of iholro for holiday
entertainment at tho theatres Is very wide.
There Is no extravaganza of the kind called pan
tomime In liondon, and of which that city has no
less than thirty this year. The preference hero
Is for nowor forms of tho drama. In the way of
a "show piece" nothing could bo bigger or
broador than "Tho Whlto Heather" at tho
Academy of Music. A historical romauco of
Louisiana Is plctorlally Illustrated in " A Ward
of Franco" at Wiillack's. Comiu opera has a very
ornamental oxamplo In " The lllirliuajninn" at
the Broadw.iy, Musiutl farces of the sort now
popular Vilth our tmhllo are nvallithlo In " A
btiiiiiucr in Nuw Voik"t IIuM'h, "'Hie llulloof
Now Ynik" t the f.islno, " Tho Frrnili Mnlil"
I at the lit raid Squiuti nnd "'llio Bullet Girl" nt
t the Mrtiihuttun, Melodrnmiitio tlallleru with
' us this week aro "'lho Hccn.t Eiiomy" nt
tho Grand Uiicta IIoukc, anil "When IOiulon
felens" nt tln ColuiiibuB, The "slurs" pro
vided with elfecthu roles for tho best employ
ment of their Inlents are Julia Arthur In "A
Jjidy of Quality" nt tho Iiarlcni Opcrn lloiiso.
: Maude Aitnuis ill "lho Mttle Minister" nt tho
I Garrlck, John Brow ln"A Mnrriagnni Contn.
lenco" at tho Kuiplre, Andivw 'iiLk in "An
IrUhGontleiuan' nt tho Fourto'iilhHtriut.Mny
Irwin In "The Hwell Miss Kltzwell" nt tho
Ilijou, Charles Coghlan In "The lloynl Hox" at
the Fifth Atiiui'. and N. l (loo '! in " An
American Citizen" at lho KnlcKertmcker. Tim
stock oniutiiynt the Lyceum is iiigngud vtlth
. "Thn Prim esa anil Ihn Biilterlly," nml that ot
the Irving I'lico will!" Tho Onl) Ono."
i VaudeUIc Is abundant and in uroat variety,
Music hull BiocnllHts for tho I'lousure l'nlniu
I are Alice Athi'rtnn, a spcilnllst whoso best
llort is a laughing song, and Kohou. who is
professionally musculur. Weber & Ficlds's has
. Pauline Hall for chief songstrots. and Bessie
' Clayton's dances are another Item that precedes
I " Pousse Ctt." Anna Held is in the Ust week
V s) htr Isadsrsblp at Koster & Ulal'f and Cat-
cede) and tho Pe Kocki are other interesting
contributors. Den Harnoy and Llisla Etans are
listed at tho Harlem.
In continuous vaudeville for his first week Is
Odell Wlillnms. Hols playing nt Keith's, nnd
lludlnofr, Uautler, and Hayes and Lytton aro
diverting companions. Proctor gets those singu
lar and dlvortlng negroes, Wllllatnsand Walker,
jnd a pair of amusing Imitators of negroes In Mo
Intvre and Hoath. Here, too, are the Castllllans
and Hcleno Mora. Kllton nnd Erroll. Imogens
Comer, Tony Pastor nnd Leola Mitchell aro
Itstod at Pastor's.
a Acknowledgment of tho holiday season ap
pears nt tho Eden Mnsco in tho addition tn thn
resort s diversions of a Christmas pantomlmo
played by marionettes. This Is a bid for chil
dren's favor, nnd "Bluebeard "and" Humpty
Uumjitr " nro tho subjects. Another show that
tho ihlldron liko Is lho Winter Cirrus, und
Manager Boris has toys for this wtck's small
sized visitors. At tho Jonah, Sloggors Corbett
nnd Fltzslmmons aro thrlco dally plcturod
n-brulslng.
Among the forthcoming stags debutantes
aro tbo late Admiral Skcrrltt's daughter,
Edytho, who will go Into Charles Frohman's
Btock company; Senator Stanford's niece, Electa
Page, who will aetata matlnr'oot Mrs. Wheat
croft's pupils, and Jessie MoAdam, n niece of
Juilgo McAdam, who will have a part In a now
comedy.
Tho dwarf actors known as the Lilliputians aro
to speak English on thostagofor tho first tlmo
In a Newark performance to-morrow night.
They havo acquired the language during their
flro years ot tours in this country.
An amusing linguistic thing is Anna Held's
nrgro song at Koster & Dial's. Miss Held can
speak English perfectly, but It suits her piquant
purpose to affect French pronunciation and
accent, which she docs so well that audiences
bollove she can't help It. In hor newest ditty
she attempts a negro dialect, and strives at
tho sanio time to retain tho Frenchlness, but
lapses between the two into straight English.
Hichard Manslleld, who had to give, bonds in
Philadelphia to answer tho charge of whipping
his valet, has settled the case by paying tbo
man's medical and board bills, and, it is sup
posed, a handsome sum for wounded feelings.
Mario Bonfantl, the famous principal dnnsouss
In tn original production of " The Black Crook,"
and who subsequently rotlred from tho stage as
Mrs. HofTmuuu. is now giving dunclnglessous in
this city.
Stephen Wright got a one-night chanco to play
the buccanoir in "A Ward ofFranco" through
tho illness of Maurice Barrymorc. nnd did It
well: but Mr. Barryruorels In bis place again.
William Courtlelgh Is making n good mark as
the heroin "Tho Princess and the Buttorfly"
throu h tbo prolonged absenco of James K.
Hackett.
MoKce Rankin and Nanco O'Neill aro to begin
thnuowyoarln tho continuous show at Proc
tor's, using halt-hour extracts from "Leah"
and "Oliver Twist." Other to go soon into tbo
Proctor forces aro Laura Moore, Annie Yea
mans. John Wild and Ban Collier. Charles
MtCoy, tho " Kid " of the prlzo ring, has been
hired tor an exhibit next week at Koster Si
Dial's. He will wear the evening dress ot a
polite gentleman and punch nothing but a bag.
Joseph Hart, of the ono-timo partnership ot
Ilulleuand Hart, is to appoar. at Keith's In a
short farce of his own writing called "Tho
Quiet Mr. Gar." Carrio do Mar will be his
assistant In this, and they will carry their own
scenery.
Fanny Rice dcelares it to bo a positive tact
that sho will havo a theatre ot her own In this
city a year henco. May Irwin professes a do
sire to lease tho Lyrlo and go into management,
ono of hor ventures being to put Sam Bernard
into a farco. Johnstone Bcnnott, tho mannish
actress, combines professional and commercial
pursuits by drumming for a men's furnishing
goods manufacturer daytimes and appearing In
vaudovllle theatres evenings.
Young Thomas Wbiffen mado bis start as an
nctor at the Lyceum on Monday in a small part
in "Tho Princess and tbo Butterfly." Mr.
Whlffen showed that be had inherited talents
from his father and mother. Ho Is still undor
20. Joseph Wheelock, another youthful mem
ber of the Lyceum company, has been loaned to
Charles Frohman for "The Conquerors." Inn
letter received by Daniel Frohman the othor
day George Alexander told htm that Miss Opn
might remain with tho comp ny until the end of
the run of tho Plnero play on condition that ho
could hare her services at any time on two
weeks' notice. Plnero, who has not enjoyed In
America such a success as "Tho Princess nnd
the Butterfly " since the days of " Sweet Laven
der," has written several times to Mr. Frohman
expressing his delight at having once again
found such favor here. The first two acts of bis
now farce, "Rose of Trelawney," havo been re
ceived at tho Lyceum, and tho play wilt bo
acted in tbo spring.
"The Heart of the Klondike," which was
acted here several weeks ago. proves to bo "The
Heart of tho Rockies," suddenly changed into
an Alaskan drama whon the craze for the gold
fields there took possession of the public.
A ComeSj Written ana Acted By Celanklm
Sophomores.
"A Modern Miracle," a two-act comedy com
posed by Frederic Lowls Bullard and Robert
Hurt Moulton, was produced at Carnegie
Lyceum yesterday afternoon and evening by
the classmates ot these young playwrights, tho
sophomores of Columbia University. '1 he pleco.
which Is very amusing, hinges upon the start
ling idea that there can be three Sundays in a
week. Jules Verne made two extra days, but
Mr. Bullard and Mr. Moulton go htm one better.
They do It by having a widow go around the
world one way. while one of hor aged lovers
chases her in the opposite direction, and her
old beau stays at home. When tho twocomo
back It Is Sunday. Each Is a day ahead a Sun
day. The complications arising from this are
humorous, and there are lots of lore scenes in
the play. Throe stalwart youths plead ardently
with as many buxbm damsels, sweet, coy and
entrancing. The manner In which Hjalmar
HJorth Boyesen, one of the best oars in last
fear's freshman crow, sighed and pined and let
he tears roll down her budlike obeoks, the
cheeks of a blooming Saxon maiden, provoked
roars of laughter.
The parts were all cleverly acted, and the
smoothness with which the piece was gone
through Indicated most careful rehearsing. Tho
play is given for the benefit of the 1000 fresh
man crow, which rowod a very closo second to
Cornell nt Poughkeopsle last June. It will bo
repeated to-night.
A!f APPEAL TOIl XOUNQ KJtiMT.
Ills Aunt, the Marquise da Kernel, Wants
Uln neleaseil from Jail.
The Marquise de Kermol, an aunt ot John
Watts Kearny, Jr., who has bcon adjudged a
habitual drunkard as a result of proceedings In
stituted by his father. Gen. John Watts Kearny,
and who is In the Hudson County Jail In Jersey
City, made an appeal to the Count Board of
Health yesterday In her nephew's behalf. Sho
wrote this letter from the Hotol Bristol, In this
city, where she Is stopping:
"IJEAit Sina: In tbo Hudson County Jail my
nephew, John Watts Kearny, Jr., haa been
confined without fresh air or exercise since the
20th of October (1 think that is the dato), and
in prison since the llith of October, mnklngovor
two months confined in rooms too small to give
any exorcise or relief to a young man 28 oars
ot ago. Ho is a boarder In the Jail, conflnod
thero by his father, not being n criminal, not
eten a guest of the Statu, ot which bo is not a
cltlzon, and oven If be was a citizen, a criminal,
or legal prisoner, it seems to me you have a
right to stop such torturing.
"It appears that' Jersey is a modern Russia,
of which tho papers ot this country give ua an
account, never dreaming that an oxnmpln can
be furnished by a IJcsbrosscs street forry ticket,
twent)-thenilnutes from tho Statue or Liberty
giving light to the world (of a different kind).
Yours truly.
"Mauquihb dk Kkiimicu noo Kearny."
"I don't think tho board can Interfere In
anything of that klnd."rcmarkod County Physi
cian Converse, "and besides I don't beiiovo that
the young man Is suffering very min.li,"
The Mnrqulso'H communication was ordered
filed. Young Kearny Is awaiting tho appoint
ment of a giinrdlan who will select tome retreat
lor him. The appointment will probably bo
mado by tho Orphans' Court to-day.
XIIJS 11EV, MK. llASn'H A It It VST.
Lnt or the Land Hbleli Hi- Wm Walk'
Ina Com lurid lie Whs IVol Pnai-hliis.
The Rev. Mr. Hand was arrested for trespass
recently while crossing so mo land leased by
Benjamin T. Falrchlld at Quoguc, L. I. Ho and
Mr. E. F. Cook wero out hunting. Touching tho
atfnlr, Mr. Falrchlld writes to The Sun as fol
lows: " Both Mr, Hand and Mr. Cook havo given me
satisfactory assurances that they did not Intcn
tlonnlly truspaea, but simply crossed a Hold upon
which they did not shoot or hunt, nor did Mr.
Cook question or "challenge" the right to
"post '!und legally piotect land for gaino pro
serves. On tho contrary, both tbesogcntlemnu
mo sportsmen, and fully In tymputhy with the
pic'si-rviitlniiofgnme, Mr. Cook simply rulsed
lho question ns to the right of tho olllcrr to
mnkoiirnsl wllhoiita warrant. Of this right
ho was convinced upon duo inquiry, and also
that tho deput), Mr, Jackson, h.id acted fully
within hi province. I have theroforo accepted
this explanation (which is fully sustained by
nil the tlriuinstiuues) as acquitting those gen
tlemen of nny act for which I should feel it .in
cumbent upon mo to seek legal redress,"
Tlir Iter, VI, K. Mains llreiillrd to Ills flock.
A month or so ago, owing to souio friction In
tho congregation, the I lev. W,E. Mains resigned
tbo pustorateof St. Matthew'qKugllsh Lutherun
Church in Brooklyn, of which former Muror
Charloi A. Schieren is a leading member. The
Icongrrgatlon.by a vole of IIS to a. has reealUd
Uioltev, Mr. Mains to the pastorate,
. ,
ztrx idrxca about xotnr.
Tho Intelligence that Amelia Boramerrllle It
to publish the secret of her marvellous reduc
tion from extreme corpulency to what Is be
coming excessive leanness will Interest all those
women who aro beginning to feel that the loss
of a sooro or moro of pounds would Improve
tholr outlines. Miss SommerrlUe's remedy,
whatever It was, has never been disclosed to
tho public, and tho only posslblo objoctlon to
it would seem to llo In tho fact tliat tho effects
continue to show themselves with astonishing
persistency. Miss Sommervllle Is to-day con
siderably thinner than sho was ayoarago, and
any further reduction will make her even more
of atreak of lovely femininity which suggests
but slightly tho corpulent beauty of six years
ago. No facts about her method of reduction
havo ever been mado known, and tho motlro
for this surely beoomos plain whon Miss Sommer
vllle announces that sho Is to sell her remedy
nnd In tho form ot pills. Doubtless with them
will go directions ns to the exact number one
should take. One reason why Implicit faith
should not bo put In theso rulos Is tho suspicion
that Miss Sommorvillo has already taken a pill
or two more than necessary. Otherwise her
sudden nnd continuing reduction In slio could
novur havo reached its present stage. Thero
novcr was a moro noticeable Instance of a lots
In weight among tho w omen of tho stago, and it
is snitf that no question Interests tho average
woman so much as tho moans by which she can
reduce her weight. Even women wno look as
if several additional pounds was what they
noedod most are dcoply engrossed in tho mys
teries of getting thin. Thoro are many men
almost ns Interested, nnd one Now Yorker who
returned from Carlsbad last autumn triumph
antly unnounrcd tliat In sixteen wcoks ho nod
go, ten rid of 54U pounds. Miss Bommcrvllle,
'Without leaving this country, probably got rid
ot moro than twloo that amount.
Now Yorkers are often surprised at tho moth
ods of entertaining in London, and the hiring
of a. house simply tor ono evening in order to
give a ball is an extravagance wbloh seems
curious to Americans. It may not cost as
much ns It does in New York to entertain at
Delmontco's or Sherry's, becauso London enter
tainments ore rarely so lavish or expensive as
tho finest given hero. There arc, of course,
many moro largo houses in London, and tho
backgrounds for social dlvorsion aro in that
respoct moro Impressive. But in luxury, com
pleteness, nnd cost, tho New York functions
are not excelled anywhere. For thoso of a less
oxponslvo kind in London thero stands an ad
vertisement In ono of lho society papors which
otters sometlilng unknown in this city. "Tem
porary ball and supper rooms on biro for tho
evening" Is tho way tho oiler begins, and that
they will bo "perfectly warmed, weather-proof,
and snow resisting" Is another promise rnadd
for thorn. Occasionally pavilions are erected
in Now York to give increased accommodations
when an entertainment of unusual elzo is
planuod, but the business has novcr grown to
such proportions that ball and supper rooms
h.ivo bcon hired out. Ono obstaclo is always
encountered by such an enterprise hero. The
Flro Department makes a thorough inspection
of tho temporary building and tokos every
possible precaution against flro. When tho
structure la completed tho condition Is made
that a fireman must be always In tho struc
ture until the lights are extinguished and tho
room is empty. Another condition is that it
bo removed within twenty-four hours. Tho
business ot renting out ballrooms would prob
ably languish under such conditions.
"Some ot my friends sty, 'It's Ono, old man,
but you need a little more serious music
Wagner, Beethoven or somothlng like that, you
know. Then you'll bo all right.' Another
ono comes up then and tells me, Tho only thing
yon want for a complete success is a little
muslo hall business Vesta Tilley, coon songs,
Allco Atherton and all that kind ot thing.
Just put In a llttlo dash ot vaudovlllo and
you'ro certain to mako a big go.' After that a
third friend comes to me and says, 'You're all
right, old man. All you ought to do is to stop
tho show entirely for holt an hour and Just lot
them talk. You'U mako a big mistake if you
don't' Then they expect me to do somothlng
to satisfy all of them." This was tho com-
Filalnt of one Impresario who is just now rclv
ng a series of en.ertalnments of qui to a novel
character. They have succeeded woll enough
so far to make suggestions as to their impiovc
ment quite unnecessary; but the Impresario Is
worried and thcro nro others as well. In fact
the lot of tho impresarios has not been espe
cially fortunate in Now York this season. One
or them has boon held responsible tor the occa
sional deficiencies of his star, who is said to bo
so much worried over thn questions of con
tracts, guarantees and other matters that he
frequently does himself scant artistio Justice,
Two or three others aro said to bo equally wor
ried, and even Signor do Vivo has his troubles
thin winter. He hs moved up to 8eventy-flfth
street, so for from tho Academy of Music that ho
rarely gets even a bight oi the building. Tho
region about the Academy is still dear to him
in splto or tho fact that it has changed very
much since he was conspicuous there But
Signor do Vivo got Into the habit mauv years
ago ot computing alt distances from the
Academy of Music and ho finds West Seventy
fifth street a long dlstanco otT. Even the Met
ropolitan, which never occupied the same place
in his afloctlons, seoms romoto to him now.
Now that Lillian Russell, Delia Fox, and
Margaret Mather have indignantly defended
their sisterB against tho charges brought by
Clement Scott as to the immorality of stage life,
thcro can be no doubt In the public mind as to the
eompleto Inaccuracy of Mr. Scott's riows. This
influential London crltio made some remarks on
tho effect of stage life on actress's morals, and
tho rumor followed that ho had been compelled
to resign from the London newspaper with
which bo Is connected; but, as a matter of fact,
ho Is still on tho stun and likely to remain, as
he is connected Dy marriage with the owner of
the paper. For two years past Mr. Scott haa
been engagod In a somewhat bitter auarrel
with Mrs. Kendal, who has long typliled all that
was domostio and pure in her profession. There
lias ticen uoiwecn .Mr. ocou ana jurs. ivcnaai
a continual row, w hlch has exhibited Itself when
ever occasion has offered. The row began, it
appears, when Mr. Scott wrote that Mrs. Ken
dal ought to take better care of her brother's
tombstone, and sho very natu'allv replied that
she could attend to tbo tombs of the members
ot her family without tho auvlce of outsiders.
In this case the brother happened to bo Robert
son, tbo dramatist, and tho matter w as of some
what moro general Interest than Mrs. Kendal
was prepared to admit. But Bhe cleared her
self of uny responsibility in the matter. Since
that time she has kopt after Mr. Scott.
A woman who Uvea in West Fifty-seventh
street intends to try a new Idea in Christmas
celebrations on Saturday morning, and if her
nclghhors don't object to it she will probably
bo able to congratulate herself on its success,
a quartet from tho Mciblerslnger Club of Lon
don mndo Its first appearance at a private re
ception in this city last week and sang a lot of
old English balluds. This woman board them
and promptly engaged them to sing Christmas
carols for an hour on Saturday morning, be
ginning at 7 o'clock, in her parlors. All of tbo
members of hor family havo been Invited to be
present nnd to bring with them their Christmas
gifts to distribute. It Is n subject for serious
thought on tio part of those invited that sho
should havo ncletod an hour for the Christmas
greetings at which most people nro getting their
soundest sleep. It is hardly light enough to
rccogiibo friends nt 7 o'clock theso days. Tho
neighbors havo not yet hoard of hor schome,
but they are bound tn on Christmas morning,
A man who hoard the English quartet sing bal
lads said that It could bo counted on to raise a
block of sleepors,
The report from New Kochello that a syndi
cate has purchased 1100 aires of lund nn North
street, including tho Tom Paino farm, says path
ing of tho old Tom Paine monument which
stands In a little enclosure by Itself on this
property. I'alnu provided for this monument In
bis will, and his grateful countrymen have not
even kept tho enclosure free of weods. Half a
dozen tall trees surround It, and it occasionally
attracts tho attention of a traveller on tho road
from Now Hochello to While Plains. Paine
spent lho last soen years nt his llfo nn tills
farm, which stretches out from tho monument.
A low yours aftui his death his remains wore
romotud to Englutid In thi. hopu oi Increasing
there enthusiasm for tho republican ideas of
which l'aino had been the favorito exemplar in
print, but tbo enterprise didn't produce the do
slird result, and it la believed that his remains
found their final resting pluco in Franco. The
son of ii New Hochello mun who died long ago
says that his father rumembcrod hearing Paine
preach on Sunday afternoons in a groe during
the last years of his life, and that his sermons
w ero curiu'st lioinlllus and unobjectionable even
tu tho strictly orthodox. Ills lmprovldenoe,
his Irregularities In llfo,and perhaps nbuvoull tho
unjust accusation brought against him that ho
wus un utln ist, separated him in bis later years
from his W'osti busier neighbors, and all that
now Indicates that he eer lived In that neigh
bon.ood is the desolate Utile shaft that attracts
very little attention.
(I. II, r, llrlinunl Klrcled Senior Warden.
NttwroitT, H. I., Dec. iit.-Mr. O. H. P, Bel
mont returnod to Now York to day utter a brief
visit tn inspect his property here. Last night
he was elected to the olllce of Senior Warden nt
Ht. John's Lodge, No, 1, F. and A. M. The Hon.
Daniel B. Fearing, another cottager, was slosted
Junior Warden, .
CALLED FKlEST A THlEF
riOZSKT ZASaVAOE OP HlOU OLD
hub. aonnBOK, uoniuvsD.
Coachman Swears That Bha Told Him Her
Will, avla Kearly llalr million to Her
Church and flather Power. Was rather
rower's Willi Ht Hrle Conalna Contesting
The cousins who are con testing tho will of Mrs.
Mary Johnson bad her coachman, John Monro,
on the witness stand in the Surrogate's Court
yesterday. Mrs. Johnson left an estate of moro
than bolt a million dollars, mostly to Cathollo
institutions and to tbo Rev. James W. Power,
pastor of All Saints' Roman Cathollo Church.
Mr. Monro, who Is a thick-set man ot florid com
plexion, said that he did his work for his keep,
but expected that Mrs. Johnson would look
aftoThimlnhcrwIll. Bbo did not do so. The
only other person living In tho house was the
sorvaut, Mary Kelly, who dined at tho some
tahle with her mistress and the witness.
Q. Did you ever see Mrs. Johnson wearing
diamonds whon sho was In hor bare feet I A.
No, sir.
Q. When you were out driving with her did
she say anything about her property I A. Yes,
sir.
Q. Did she ever mention any names I A.
Yes, sir. Father Power and Mr. Condon Peter
Condon, formerly Mrs. Johnson's lawyer. Sho
said that they were in a great hurry for her to
make a will.
Q. Who was in a hurry for hor to make a will I
A. Father Power. Bhe ssld, "Thoy aro In a hell
ot a hurry for mo to die. Thoy are in a hell of a
hurry for mo to make a will and die."
Q. Sho was often prof ano in hsr expressions 1
A. Vory muob so.
Q. What did she say about Mr. Condon f A.
Bhe mentioned tho two together. She said it
wub not her will and sho was going to revoke It,
It was Father Power's will. She seemed to be
atraid of Mary Kelly, and spoke moro about
her troubles when sho was out riding than when
In the house. She and Mary Kelly frequently
quarrelled.
The witness said that be did not like to repeat
tho profanity which Mrs. Johnson had used in
speaking or rathe Power and ot Lawyer Con
don, but he was directed to stato it. Somo of
tho names ane called them are unprintable, but
sho also called them thieves and said they were
not doing right by her.
(J. How ofton did you seo Father Powor
there! A. Pretty froquoutly, all hours of tho
day. . .
i Did Mrs. Johnson ever swear at you f A.
Sho dlil on several occasions.
Q. Did she ever say anything to you about
Father Power asking ber to glo him money I
A. Many times. She would say ho had como
for another borrow. Bhe told mo about loaning
him 910,000, and she romplninod about not got
ting tho interest on It. Father Power had asked
her for a check a year previously, when it was
thought sbe was going to die, and she said sho
did not get it back. Sho seemod to be scared of
Father Powor. According to my estimation ho
seemed to havo power over her. I havo seen bar
runout of the dining room into the kitchen
when ho would como, and sho would run down
into tbo cellar behind tho icebox. Sho know
what ho was coming for.
Q. Did she say what ho was coming for I A.
Yes, sir. Coming to borrow money from hor.
Q. Did she ever say anything about his com
ing In connection with hor proporty I A. Yes,
sir. Only once. She came downstairs and noar
ly went into hysterics whon alio learned that
some lots of hers on RUorstde Drlvo wero In
Father Powrr's name. She cried and nut up her
bands and said sbe was ruined. She said: "That
man Powor has ruined me. He is a thief. Sho
said they hod her sign papers w hen she did not
know what she was doing.
1 he witness said that she wns constantly com
plaining about the way that Father Power and
Lawyer Condon had treated her. At times sho
would go off to the country on trips In order to
avoid Father Power. Sbe used to go to Father
Power's church every Sunday. Mary Kelly had
told tbo witness that she had hnd enough cups
and other crockery flung at hor head on account
of Father Power and Mr. Condon, and that if
Father Power was an honest man he would give
back the proporty ho had secured from Mrs.
Johnson. While deno nclng Father Power
Mrs. Johnson would say that she intended to
lay complaint ngalnst him beforo the Bishop.
Onf ross-examlnation he was asked:
Q. Most of Mrs. Johnson's conversation was
swearing at ber parish priest I A. No, sir, not
most of It.
Q. Didn't she do a great deal of swearing
about her relatives I A. She did.
Q. Didn't you think it strange, n Christian
woman, who went to church pretty much every
Sunday, nnd a Catholic, should speak about
Father Power in this manner I A. I do not
know.
Q. What would she say when she spoke about
her relatives I "A. Sbe spoke about the gong.
Q. When sbe spoke about the gang you knew
sho meant her cousins and her second cousins I
A. Yes, sir.
Q She didn't uao any stronger language
about Father Power than she did about tbo
gang I A. No. sir.
Q. Didn't sho say that tboy wanted to borrow
money from her I A. Yes, sir.
O, Did she loan it to them J A. No. sir.
V, When sho snoke of Father Power getting
the property from her you did not know if he
was a zealous priest getting it foi bis parish or
if he was an avaricious man getting it for him
self I A. 1 aid not know.
Q. Didn't she tell you that sho wnntod to
build a school for Catholic children on Rlversido
Drive I A. No, sir.
The witness said that when Father Power got
tho $10,000 from her she told him that her poor
relatives needed the money as much ns he did.
The case went over until to-day, when Father
Power will probably be called.
i BJtADSTKEBX'S" SUED FOR TjIBEZ.
Ed Ear S. Werner lieelnroa That Ills Itiialnrss
Credll Has Hern Injured.
Edgar S. Werner, a printer and publisher
whoso office is at 108 East Sixteenth street, has
brought suit in the Unltod States Circuit Court
against the Bradstreet Company to obtain
$30,000 damages for an alleged libel said to
have been published in Ilradttrect'a Jlecord.
Aftor stating that ho has a capital ot $20,000
Werner says In his complaint that on July 1,
1M97, llradstrcet's Jlecord published by signs
and characters known to 50,000 subscribers In
the United States statements to tho offect that
be was ontltlod to tho smallest credit assignable
to a man of business with a capital of $500, and
that bis character, ability, and circumstances
wero such as to entitle him to no moro than
such credit.
In its answer, filed yesterday, the Bradstreet
Company makes a general dental, and says that
Hrad$treet' Report are loaned to subscribers
for their exclusive use; that Werner, as well as
all other persona engaged In any kind of busi
ness. Is subject to fair criticism and expression
of opinion as to his moans and credit, and that
whatever It has printed concerning the plain
tiff was tho result of careful Investigation,
and was without malice, the defendant
having reasonable grounds to belle vo Hint it
was true. Tho answer denies that tho defend
ant printed any figures, signs, or language con
voying the statements ngulnst Werner alleged
in the complaint or uny libellous or defamatory
matter concerning the plnlntlff.
The answer further states that tho defendant
has offered to Investigate upon Its merits any
complaint that Wernor might have, but ho bad
refused to give any information regarding the
amount of his moans or the credit rating to
which beclaimstobeentitlod.
CAXT FIND HIS JU1TSICAZ WIFE,
Charles Itoberts iulna Mabel for Dlvoree Lost
i Track or Her In Kurapr.
Charles Roberts has obtained an ordor from
Justice Smyth of the Supeme Court to sorve a
summons by publication on his wlfo, Mabel M., in
an action for absolute dtvort o against her, Tbey
wero married in 1885, and ho says that they
agreed to live apart in May, 1887. Thereafter
she went to Dresden and studied muslo, and for
sovorol years Bhe resided In the American colony
In Paris. In the fall of 1HII0. be sajs, she wont
to Hvu at 12 Dm hesH street, Portland placo,
1jndon, with Alfred Laurie, but sbe loft this
rrslrienco and ho has since lost all trace of her.
He slates that last summor he went to Europe
purposely to And ber. but was unable tn do so.
The ugeut through whom he used to send money
to hor dented any know lodge of her whereabouts.
I'rliate Cotillon at the rn nMmoulco'i.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lanfcar Nnrrle ot 17 East
Forty-flrst street gavo the first large private
entertainment of the season last night at Del
monlco'a. Tbo supper cotillon wns glvon in
honor of Miss Eva Bar bey, a sister of Mrs. Nnr
rle and the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry I. Biirt'oy, The usual Informal danolng
preceded tbo supper, which was served both In
tho long red room extending over the Fifth
nvemiu side of the building on the second floor
and in the banquet ball aboi o It on the ballroom
storv. There were nbout 050 guests. The
cotillon was led by Wortblngton Wbitebouse,
who danced with Miss K a Barbcy,
SI ore Ansora Cat ahlpned to sir, Wanamakor.
Watekvillk, Mo., Deo. 21. A shipment of
llKipure blooded Angora cats was mado to-duy
from the Linda Vista Angora cat rnngo to John
Wannmakcr in Philadelphia, except about ten
puirs which went to the Now 'Sort house. Theso
cuts aro all of lino colors. The shipment was
made In three large cruics, made expressly for
the Linda Vista farm. This lot makes nearly
five hundred cats which have been shipped, from
Uuda Yum duiu tUa rutni u.
ART NOTES, i
rortratts br Hiss Cecilia Beaax-Tk MerraH
Collection r-asteta hy Kenneth BTler.
An exhibition of works br Mirs Cecilia
Beaux, almost Tall ot them portraits in oil,
closed at tho St Botolph Club in Boston on tho
15th of this month, and as tho pictures wore to
be sent from there to Philadelphia, where tho
collection is to form part ot tho annual exhibi
tion ot tho Pennsylvania Academy of FIno Arts
which opens on Jan. 10, It occurred to somo of
tho painter's many friends In this town that it
would bo a good Idea to baro tho pictures
shown horo in tho interval. Tho project took
shape and has been carried out, so that begin
ning to-day the collection of twenty-seven works
will be on exhibition dally until tho 31st of De
cember In tho galleries of tho Amorlcan Art
Association, No, 0 East Twonty-thlrd street,
Miss Beaux, who Is a Phlladolphlan, has been
- a regular contributor to tho annual exhibitions
of the Socloty of American Artists for several
years and Is a momber of tho society, having
bcon olectod in 1803. Sho also oxhlblts at tho
Acadomy of Design and Is an assoclato mem
ber of that Institution. At tho Acadomy exhi
bition ot 1803 sho was awarded tho Dodgo prlzo
ot $300 for tho best plcturo painted by a woman,
and she has received from tho Pennsylvania
Acadomy tho gold medal awarded by tho di
rectors for high achievements In tho ilno arts.
A few years ago a number of hor portraits wore
exhibited at tho Champ do Mars Salon, and
sho was elected an assoclato momber (a prelim
inary grado to tho full tltlo of toci(tairc) of the
Hocldto Natlonale des Beaux-Arts. Recogni
tion of her talent has been quickly accordod
In all artistio circles, and sho has won
a high reputation as a painter. At least
eight or nine of tho portraits in tho
present exhibition havo bean soon at the So
ciety of American Artists, but the others are
now to Now York. The collection, as a whole,
is one ot prlmo interest and should bo seen by
every ono who wishes to keep track of tho devel
opment and ot tho various phases of tho art of
painting.
Miss Bcaux's pointing has long slnco passed
the stago at which, by the way, tho work of
many women artists stops short and Anally
withers, whero ii is fitting to spoak ot It as prom
ising. It is fully dovolopcd, completely tottled
as to style apparently, and of bo high a degree
of facility that It can only be treated ai tho
achievement of a mature practitioner. In this
view it is not difficult to point out somo of its
faults'. It Is impossible to avoid seeing in thoso
portraits a good deal of weak drawing. In heads
and hands In somo Instances, and loose con
struction in figures In others. Nor can ono bo
blind to tho fact that while the artist's senso ot
color is acuto ami roilnod, bIio at times losoa
tho noto of the local tint, particularly In her
treatment ot light masses.
This may be seen in the otherwise excellent,
lifelike, and realist lo "Portrait of Mrs. Thomas
A. Scott," No. 1, whero il Is impossible to de
tormlno whether tho color of tho gown is
white, pole gray, or mauve, Tho fine atmos
pheric, effect eecms to be obtained by tho sacri
fice of somo necessary facts. In lho "Portrait
of Mrs. J. n. Richards," No. 14, thero can bo
no quostlon as to tho color. It is unmistakably
a study of whites. But in this case, while truth
of tint is preserved, substance is lost and tho
general effect ot tho plcturo Is somowhat pa
pery. In tho portrait of a gentleman with
white side whiskers (No. 11) the treatment
is sketchy, In another portrait ot a gentleman
(No. 2) character la seriously studied but both
hood and figure ore without relief; in tho largo
full-length portrait of a lady (No. 22) the faults
tar outwoiirh tho merits, and in "Sita and Sa
rlta," No. 7, a plcturo of a young woman in
I' white with a black cat on her shoulder, charm
ing though it is in general aspect, clever as It is
in handling, there is a lack of construction in
head and hands that must grieve tho spectator
who wants to liko it vory much. "Cynthia,"
No. 0, "Percy," No. 6, and "Catherine,' No.
24, are thrco quickly pointed heads of children
which deserve high praise for what thoy gtvo
and what thoy suggest. "Cecil," No. 19, is a
striking portrait of a llttlo boy in brown cloak
and skirt, excellent in overy port except a neg
lected left hand, and "Dorothea in the Woods,"
No. 5, is a pretty picture of a girl at the foot of
a big tree, very good In out-of-doors effect aud
charming in general aspect.
Then como earns other portraits In which the
execution is less exuberant than In those named
above, in which there is more resorve force ond
greater restraint, moro sobriety of aspect and
more serious nnd self-contained endeavor. Tho
"Dreamer," No. 0, Is one of them, and stands
in tho present exhibition, as it has in many
others, as ono of Miss Beaux's best titles to a
high placo nmong American painters. Quite as
good, though different in conception, is the
"Portrait of Mrs. Eliza S. Turner," No 13, a
quiet piece of painting with good, careful draw
ing. "Portrait of Mrs. James Hopkins," No. 17,
Is anothor, canvas that contains none but good
qualities save a little over-accented color in the
band, and that possesses a fine, lifelike look.
Still another that is very good and impresses
by its seriousness 1b "Portrait of Michael Cross,"
No. IS. The exhibition as n whole must im
press the intelligent visitor with tho fact that In
Miss Beaux wo possess an artist of genuine
temperament and of surpassing skill of hand,
Tho opportunity to see so many of her works in
one gallery will bo appreciated by many who
hove heard of her and do not know her work,
and thoso who huvo followed ber career will bo
pleased to sea in this comprchcnslvo group evi
dence that without losing a certain brilliancy
that characterized her earlier performances,
sbe is imbuod with tho feollng that tho most
siiuplonnd restrained qualities In painting aro
the best worth striving for.
Tho managers of the American Art Associa
tion announce that the "private view" of the
William H. Stow art collection of pictures will
be hold in tholr galleries on the evening of the
21th of Januarr. The public exhibition will
begin tho noxt day after and continue to the 3d
of February. On the evenings of tho 3d and 4th
this celebrated collection will be sold at auction
in Chickering Hall.
Mr. Kenneth Frartor, a young artist who
studied in England and Franco, who Is a mem
ber of the Socloty of American Artists and a
regnlar contributor to its exhibitions of pic
tures that have attracted attention by reason
of individual qualities of composition and color.
Is exhibiting fifteen pastel sketches of landscape
at Wundorllch's gallery, 808 Broadway. The
motives havo boen found for tho grentor part of
the pictures In the volley of the Hudson near
West Point, though two or three depict effects
at Mount Desert. In these sketches tho ardont
tints characterizing Mr. Frazlor's work In por
traits and;indonr studies of figures become
diluted under ntmospherio conditions, but do
not loso verity. In "The Lilacs," No. 13, thero
ore Btrong greons and yellows tempered by a
sunlight effect; In "Overlooking West Point,"
No. 8, an effect of springtime is tenderly ron
dored, and in "North Gorge at Sunset," No.
11, a sky ot delicate quality appears at the ond
ot the gap, harmonizing with the moro positive
masses of the foreground and middle distance.
"First Blossoms," No. 4, "October Morning,"
No. 1, and "Early April in tho Highlands," No.
0, aro other sheets that are interesting both in
conception and treatment. Though slight and
not Intended to prosent everything completely
that was before him in nature, for the artist
does not hesitate to use the much-feared word
"sketches" in bis catalogue, these pastels are
interesting and desirable.
UENHT SPROUT BERKS IHTORCE.
Wealthy Pltttburc Stockbroker rtloa Iduol
Aralnst Ilia Wire.
Pirrsnono. Pa., Dec. 21. Henry Sprout, the
Fourth avenue stockbroker, filed a libel In di
vorce yesterday against his wife, Mrs. Louise
Beggs Sprout, The Ubellant sets forth that be
was married Jan. 22. 1800. and separated Jan.
15,1807, Ho Bays his wife had been guilty of
"wilful and malicious desertion and absenco
from the habitation of her husband without a
reasonable cause."
Mrs. Sprout Is in Now York with her son, aged
5 ye rs. Beforo marriage she was Miss Bnggs,
daughter of O. C. Beggs. nnd had been promi
nent in society. Her husband is one of the best
known brokers in Pittsburg, and their homo In
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TO SPRUCE UP TUEIR TOWN.
The Women orBldgenood Take Up a Work In
Which the Men Failed.
The Village Improvement Association ot
Tildgowood, N. J., is composed of women who
want to make tho Tillage attractive. Thoy
have rented the big octagon brick build
ing at tho depot, aro engaged in renovat
ing and remodelling it, and will open
a publio library on the main floor soon
after the holidays. A book reception is to be
ono of the events soon, when all the residents
are to be invited to be present and bring at least
one book. This collection will form the nueleus
of a library. To the library will be attached a
reading room where all the leading publications
of the day will be on die. Many gifts have al
ready been received, and the interior of the
building will be made very attractive.
The association has ordered slno cans that are
to bo placed at different points, and into which
wayfarers are asked to throw loose paper and
other waste matter. A tour of Inspection of tho
tonn is to bo made once a woek to spy out
abuses. It will bo tho aim to have small parks
laid out and shade trees planted, and also to
have the streets sprinkled.
Itldgewood boasted or a similar organization
managed by mon, but all that remain as tho re
sults ot its labors are a railroad clock in the rail
road station that docs not always keep railroad
time and a so-called park that bus one or two
shade trees surrounded by a cheap sort of fence.
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Amsterdam Amsterdam Deo N
Normaunla Gibraltar Doo 12
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Kaiser W'lmdertiroise.liremrn ..Deo 14
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Malestki Liverpool Dee IB
Kensington Antwerp Deo It
Saratoga Havana , Dec IS
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Metlda St bull Dee IB
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Buenos Ayrean Glasgow Deo u
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