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' THE SUN, TUESDAY, MARCH IX, 1919. "
4444 AMERICAN MASTERS' ART WILL BE SOLD Pictures by Iiincss, Wynnt, Puller and Blnkclock on View Here. 'ALU SCHOOLS S1IOWX In Collection Arc Examples by foreign Artists and Also Japanoso Cnrios, An, Important and extensive collection of modern paintings nu placed on view yesterday at the American Art Associa tion preparatory to a two nlght.i auc tion In the ballroom of the Hotel Plaza on March 13 and 14. The, paintings rame from the estate of the lato Thomas Jt. Ball of Now York and Francis White of Baltimore, with several nddltlons from other rources. With them Is shown n Imposing, display of Japanese art treasuros and curios assembled by the lato Kufus E. Moore. The paintings aro fcoth natlvo and Kuropean, but the American works ore groatly In preponderance. All of the ichooln and meet of tho periods aro well roprepentcd, with examples by men who have cut large flguren In our art his tory. George Inncss Is of course present with four canvajww, Wlnntow Homer with two, George Fuller two, Robert I Newman three, A. P. Ityder one. Theo iloro Jtoblnson two, Homer Martin throe, Alexander Wyant one, J. Francis Mur phy two, William M. Chase two; but Flalph Dlacklock leads all these favorites with his twelve representations. Tho Wlnslow Homer ocean piece, called "Pront's Head, Maine," will be apt to cause a stir among the admirers of this master, who aro legion; for big marines of this description seldom come Into tho auctions. Two black rocky ledges protrudo lr.to the foreground of this picture In the Implacable manner familiar to students of Homer's work, and they are opposed by the weighty, resistless waters, this time In only com parative agitation, but with a sugges tion of tho latent fury that this artist nln-ays felt In tho sea. The color has the usual truth and directness. Enrly Homer Shorrn. The second Homer picture belongs to his earlier and 1ss known period. It Is called "Inviting a Shot: Defiance." and the KCene Is laid In tho Federal trenches at Petersburg, 1S64. A young trooper leaps upon tho breastworks to hurl anathema to the Confederates in the distance, and a darky sits on the saffl side of the bank, strumming a banjo for the amusement of the soldiers. Tho bleak fields with tho scarred trunks of trees are not unlike In aspect to tho fan ous "No Man's Land" of tho recent war. Tho Blakelocks Include several epi sodic canvases. One shows a view of an austere, rocky mountain pass, with a group of mounted Indians slinking In the shadows upon some mysterious errand. Another shows somo Indians, possibly tho same Indians, squatting before a lire recounting the "Story of the Buffalo Hunt." Among the innesses Is the well known "Tarpon Springs. Florida," for merly In tho W. T. Evans collection. A rainbow pierces with difficulty the haze that hangs over a marshy 'meadow, nnd In tho croek that divides tho meadow a sal'.boat can be wen. A painter whoso fame for a time seemed Insecure, but of late has shown signs of becoming certain Is the late Robert I. Newman. All three of his little pictures, the "Oroup of Children." tho "Sappho" and the "Sybil" are char acteristic : rich In color, compactly de Mlgned, nnd with a real power of sugges tion. The "Close of Day on a Kentucky Farm," by George Fuller. Is not as mistily painted as some of his later worKs, but carries with It the feeling of Hie early American days. Tho example by that other mystic, Albert I. nyder. Is the "Smuggler's I-amllng Place," with a bleak cliff, the ship nt nnchor near shore, and portentous clouds framing In the moon. Both landscapes by J. Francis Murphy are autumnal studios, the larger (if the two. having come from the George i Seney collection. Theodore Ilolilnnon's Picture. In the later group of Americans noth ing attracts more attention than the 'CSIrl In Hammock, ltcadlng." by Theo dore Robinson. This artist was not always so at ease with himself and the norld as ha ahows himself to- bo In this picture. The color Is good, and the drawing has been achieved with a very DIED. ItANOF At his residence, ljO East Sev-rnty-second itrct, on Mondar, March 10. FlMrher H Hng.. Notlc of funtral hereafter HOUnNK. rrdrlck Olib.rt, March 9, at his residence, Indian Neck Halt, Oak dale. I,. I., in his elity-elthth year, son of the lato llev. (leorcn Washing ton ltourne and Harriet Gilbert. Funeral private. Foreign papers pleaaa copy. lmoV.V.-On Sunday. March 3, Virginia Post Drown, ago 14, daughter of Char lotte Pott and Donald tV. llrown anil granddaughter nf Rllen Bibcock and William Reynolds Brown. Service at .ft. Bartholomew's Chapel, Park ienuu and Fiftieth atreet, on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. In terment private. CKATIK. Suddenly, at Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday., March 9. lr Mary n. Spencer, beloved wife of William I Clark of Pasealc, N. J. Funeral eervlcea will be held at her lata residence, 133 Lafayette avenue, Pas saic, J., on Thursday, March 13, 191J, at 1 P. M. DTCn. Philip Sidney, aged 62, on March 10, 1919, at his residence, 1 West fllxty fourth street. Solemn requiem mn at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Wednesday, 11 A. M. Kindly omit flowers and direct Inquiries to Frank E. Campbell, Broadway and .Sixty-sixth street. JVaSE.V. Carl, suddenly, " on March 8, lilt, at it Manhattan avenus, Nsw Tork city. Funeral services and Intsrmsnt private. HACllOr.D Suddenly, on Monday, March 30, at the Fairmont Sanitarium, Jer sey City, William Maohold, late real dent (21 Hudson street, Hoboken, .V. J. Notice of funeral later. OL.Y1MIANT, On March I, 1119, at Utch flsld. Conn., after a short Illness, Sophia Vernon Olyphant, youngest daughter of Tlobsrt and the late Carolina Wstmor Olyphant. Funeral services will be held at the Brick Church, Fifth avenue and Thirty-seventh street, Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock, dCRIBNER. On March 10, La Baron 'D. Hcrlbner, beloved husband of Emma Scrlbner. Funeral from his lata residence, 1109 Forest avenue, Th Bronx? Wednes-e2- at 1 P. M. Interrr---- - Hill. Automobile tortegr, SHEARER,- On March 10, In his elgnty fourth year, the Rev Cleorge rvrls Hhearsr, V. V. Funeral at th rirst Presbyterian Church. Carlisle, r., on Wednesday at S pleasant surcnoss. indeed. The paint strokes, too, have been economically used, it Is a good example. Miss Ce celia Beaux Is to bo tested upon the auction block, with a clever study of a girl In white, called "The Fledgling," and William M. Chase by an oval pastel of a pretty girl In an oid world costume. Tho Kllhu Vedtler picture. "A Water Boy," Is small but has much of his stur dlness of style, John F. Weir, who Is one of the oldest at our academicians, shows nn early study of roses that has a vast amount of agreeable painting In It. Paul Dougherty has painted a sombre, threatening aspect of the ocean, and the late Robert A. Illchelberger shows the restless sea that has been lately released from storms. Irving It. Wlles's "Yacht Basin, Oreenpolnt, I I.," Is nicely com posed ,with a direct, Chase-like manner In the painting. II L. Henry's contribu tion Is a "Clay Coaching Party" In the daya of long ago. The "Gatherer of Chips" Is by the early American artist Thomas Sully, nnd another htstorio name, Rembrandt peale. Is signed to a portrait of Miss Charlotte Richards. Among tho foreign pictures, a bril liant Zlem stands out, and there Is a Velasquez like Rlbot, a do Ncuvltle, Rousseau, Madrazo and Diaz. Tnpaneaei Curloa, The Japanese curios of Mr. Moore dis play tasto of the highest order. There la a constant succession of Japanese art dispersals during tho season, but thero Is not a succession of collections like this. It suggests the happier days of a generation ago, when there was not so much competition among collectors and when discerning students seemed to have moro of a chance. It Is replete throughout with specimens that artists will rave over, targe pieces are rare In It. Tho ceramics are the kind that the Jnpancse wrap In damask covers, and whose glazes are so rich und Individual that they seom to Invite touch. There are a few divisions In the col lection, but It is Impossible to say which Is most Important, since all reach the same standard. There are exceptional pieces of Satsuma and nne old pottery tea Jars; there are kakemonos, bronxo censors and vases, swords and daggers, lacquers, inros and Ivory netsukes. The swords are marvels of art and Ingenious workmanship, and most of them are object lessons In design. The pottery bowls are frequently Invested with rich black or soft brown and 'gray glazes; the shapes betraying the naive and lov ing touch of the early Oriental potters Among the cabinets Is one used by a writer that bears upon Itself the air of fine associations, and there arc boxes in lacquer of great eleganco. Among the curios are a group of buddhas, a remarkable carved flah. silver pipes and an elaborate gilt bronze pagoda. JAPANESE PRINTS SHOWN. Frederick "W. Hunter's Collection Will lie Sold. Unusual interest attaahes to the. ex hibition of Japanese prints in the Wal pole Galleries, tho sale of which takes place Wednesday evening. The collec tor, Frederick W. Hunter, had long and varied nrtintlc experiences, being an authority on Chinese porcelains and early American glnss, as well as on Japanese prints. Mr. Hunter's death occurred after tho auction vtas decided upon und while tho catalogue was In course of preparation, so it Is a matter of regret that he should have missed the final collector's triumph which the auction brings. There are 160 prints, in rare exam ples. Chief among them Is the scries of actor portraits, with sliver back grounds, by Sharaky and the sets of prints by Hokusal and tho celebrated Harunobu. The star of the Harunobus Is the rare "Flute Players," which Is hero seen In flawless condition. The "Youth Teaching a Olrl to Play the Flute" as a composition Is of severe classicism nnd the colors have all the original delicacy. A triptych In which Harunobu 'collaborated with Kiyomltsu and Klyotsune In doalgnlng these female figures to typify the three Japanese capitals of Kyoto, Tcdo and Osaka has even more historical Importance. Tho series of actor portraits, with silvered backgrounds, by Sharaku were, like most Japanese prints, first appre ciated by Western enthusiasts, and it was not until recent years that the Japanese awakened to their value. Now that they have they aro seeking to turn tho tables upon the amateurs of American and Kurope, and of lute have been outbidding the world for these prints. For that reason it is Increasing dif ficult If not Impossible, to get them In Japan. The Sharaku examples collected by Mr. Hunter are exceptionally inter esting, with special collector's points to add frequently to the artistic quan tity. The one called "Nocturne" has soma writing upon It, In addition to the printed signature, which experts now claim to have been done by Sha raku himself The prints by Hokusal, who once was first favorite here, Include some rare Impressions too. Among them aro the "Great Wave of Kanagawa Inlet" nnd the equally famous views of Fuji rising to tho skies, a lonely but mighty .pramld. OLD PLAYS ARE PUT ON NEW STAGES "A Tailor Made Man" is Re vived With More of Amer ican Puncli. Cohan t Harris brought "A Tailor Made Man" back to this city nt tho Manhattan Opera Houso last night. A largo audience enjoyed this adaptation by Harry James Smith-from tho Hun garian and showed no uneasiness nt wltnosslng a Vlay which had its original In ono of tho Central empires. But the author succeeded In making the original piece about 100 per cent American; so thero w.as no disturbance of the peace In West Thirty-fourth street last night. Bo great has been tho success of Al fred Capus's "La Volne" at the Theatro du Vieux Colombler that the piny began Its second week there last night. The season Is drawing to an end and next week will see a revival of Mollero's ''IO Misanthrope." Walter Catlett Is still the funniest of the comedians In "Miss Simplicity," which tho Shuberts showed to the mid dle West Side nt the Shubert -Riviera last night. Marjorle Uateson still car ries oft the honors on tho distaff side of the company. Walker Whiteside nnd Tyrono Powers moved up straight from tho Belmont Theatre to Iew" Seventh Avenue The atre and last night gave the northslde of the town Its first glimpse of "The Little Brother." This powerful play and the good acting deeply Interested tho audlenre. There wero entirely new monologues set down on the programme for Beatrice Herford's matinee at the Booth Theatre yesterday. But all were strong In the Herford humor which always delights Its adherents. Court-Martini Hentrncra Upset, Wasicinoton. March 10. Disapproval by President WILion of death sentences tPiHtii uy ra...S.ij t.uuii-inHitmi at camp Ktinston. Kan., upon Prhates Mayer Bernstein, Julius R. Oreenburg and Samueli Sotnltsky for refusing to obey order wis announced to-day by tho War Department President Wilson In each case ordered fhe soldiers re. silurcil iv duly. 'PENNY WISE' SHOWS LIFE IN LANCASHIRE IVo Now Authors Study Odd Thascs of Old Familiar Theatrical Subject. PLAYED AT THE BKIjMONT Life Insurance Fraud Plot Forms Basis of Family's Ef fort to Win Prosperity. 'Tunny Wise" At th e Belmont Theatre. Amelia Dobbin Orlando Dobbin.... Alfred Dobbin Rosa Dobbin John Willi Dobbin Pattl Axham Dr. Buxton Mrs. Axham Uncle I'erclval Aunt Emily....,.., Louie Emery . .J. P. McSweeny Harold de 'Becker ....Molly Pearson ..William Lennox Nesta Kerln ....Alfred Belton ....Alice Belmore ....Kevltt Manton ...Salllo Bergman Mary Stafford Smith nnd Leslie Vyner who wrote "Penny Wise," which was seen last night nt the little Belmont The atre, are English authors hitherto un known hero, although their medium was by no means unfamiliar. They wrote a play of Lancashtro life. Plays of Lancashlro life have been coming to this country ever since Miss Hornl mann's stock company at tho Gaiety Theatre In Manchester becamo Impor tant In the English theatre. SanUy Houghton. Gltha Sowerhy, Harold Brlg houso and others have taken Fomo phase of existence In this part of Hngland as their Inspiration and sent It out to tho world. Inevitably tho reception of these contributions to the American theatre lias been varied. Perhaps "Hobson's Choice" was liked best. Yet all of them havo contained nome element of originality, some whim sicality of motive, or some freshness of treatment, which made them different from the ordinary run of plays. The same sort of quality was discernible last night In "Penny Wise." Its humors, for Instance, depend from nn attempt to de clare dead a youth whose life Insuranco Is to bring about the prosperity of his family. The background for tho play Is tne kitchen of the household in a small Lancashire town. There Its three placid acta pass. Here are spoken the lengthy plans that set tho plot under way. Anecdote if a Funeral. It was not Enough that the youth should be declared dead to Btart tho anecdote, but the doctor had. to bo terri fied Into believing that his wrongly de livered medlclno had causal tho acci dent ; the neighbor who saw tho corpse walking abour the second floor had to be mollified with a bribo and a brother had to bo summoned from a distant point to act as undertaker. Such elaborate lay ing of pipes takes time. It wns not ac complished last night In a hurry, as the patient audience In the Belmont Theatre realized. To be sure, there were occasional flashes of homely humor In tho proceed ings. Amusing traits of character were at times displayed and the odd position of the unfortunate who had been selected for pretended sacrifice because he was Insured was diverting!)- revealed. But tho amount of preparation nnd develop ment that tho authors seemed to Cnd necessary was out of all proportion to the Importance of the play's content. And no ln an authority than Freytng has observed that we must be Important. Such a play as "Penny Wise" Impresses the spectator with the fact that the prin ciple Is not a platitude. All the humor was moreover edged with black. There was an Inevitable perponderance of the fun mortuary One rarely departed In a manner of njieaklnj as the characters wero fond of saying, from the bier of the hero. When he was not talking about death himself all the other figures In the play were discussing his presumptive demise. Mnybo only sensitive souls find that there Is a bitter tang to this sort of Joking, but the odor of crepe was rather Mrongly over the proceedings. And "Penny Wise" Is farce which blends even less readily with such nn opposing ele ment. The Iincashlre school has hith erto shown this same Indifference to the attempt to mingle death and slapsticks, but the result never has been warmly welcomed here. The Acting of the Piny. Oenernlly the characters were amus ingly performed. The moro asjxvct of William Lennox, who was the unfortu nato victim of his insurance, provoked laughter and he increased In grotesque ness as the play went on. Ixule Emery played with considerable rroourco nnd no little variety the uncommonly long role of the mother who Invented tho plot to get tho Insurance money But all that she and her asmclntes did was not sufficient to overcome the Improbability of the original premium. Molly Pearson Is as pert as in the day of Hunty. There was nothing Indeed dependent on the skill of the actors that was not done for "Penny Wise." ROSSINI'S 'BARBER' DELIGHTS AUDIENCE Hackett Again Commands Praise for Smooth Singing. Te season of opra nt the Metropoli tan Opera House entered upon Its eigh teenth weejt la,it evening Th work pre sented was Rossini's merry opera buffa "II Ilarblcro dl Slvlglia," which has ac qulrod apparently a new Interest In io cent seasons. Tho audience which heard It last evening was large enough to fill tho house and the evidences of Its en joyment were unmistakable. The cast was that heard at the pre vious perfo.muice. one which is gener ally capable nnd which enters with vlvacltv Into the spirit of the comedy. Mmo. Barrlentos Is-perhaps not the most siwrklltig Uutlna tho Metropolitan has known, but her Impersonation has qual ity, nnd It presents at least the aris tocracy of the charaoter. Tho soprano's faciAl labors mar everything she does, but audiences seem to find something Very enjoyable In her detached high tones and her long drawn planlssiml. Chorley remarked that Grist had ex ceptional skill In these tones, but he con fessed that they excited only his won der. It Is a fact that In these days the adjective "wonderful" is all embracing, Charles Hackett. the young American tenor, continued to command praise for his wnooth singing of tho florid meas ures, while Sir, de Luca repeated his lively Impersonation of tho loquacious barber. Mr. Rothler as Bon TTasillo and Mr. Malatesta as Dr. Bnrlolo were tho other principals. Mr, Papl conducted. Ilulji la Gnlnir fo Hiiglaml. SIexicoCitt, March 10. The cstab Fdhment of closer' dlplomatln relations with England by Mexico Is seen In the nppolnlment of Rafael Ruiz as Second Secretary "f the Mexican Legation at London, It Is expected that Senor Ruiz, who will act as Charge at the Mexican Legation, will discharge Important du ties In the United State and .Franc beforo assuming hl pott. NOTES OF THE SOCIAL WORLD. The first of a series of snipper dances under auspices of the Evening Dance Club, will be held to-night In the Delia Robbla room of the Vanderbllt. 'Tho proceeds will bo given to tho American Fund for French Wounded, for the sup port of their hospital In Nancy. Among those who have taken tables aro Mrs. William K". Vanderbllt. Jr., Mrs. Robert L. Stevens, Mrs. Charles Mather Mac Nclll, Mrs. W. Miller Graham and Mrs. J. Philip Benkard. Major Theron 11. Strong, U. S. A., and Sirs. Strong, who arrived from France on Sunday, aro with her mother, Mrs. Henry A. Robblns, 76J Fifth avenue. They will leavo for California, April 1. Mrs. Theodoro P. fihonts. accompanied by her grandson, tho young Duke de Chaulnca, Is with her daughter, Mrs, Rutherford Bingham, at tho Country Club In Havana, Cuba. Mrs. M. R. Brown Dleterlch. 10C Bast Flfty-thlrd street, returned yesterday to Plnehurst, N. C, to romaln for several weeks. Mrs. David Maglo of Princeton, N. J., has Joined her son, James McCosh Magle, at the Gotham, where she will remain ointll next month. Her husband, Prof. Mngle, hns gone to Paris for the Peace Commission. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ralph Matthlessen have como from their country place In Irving ton and are at the Chatham. Lawrence C. Phlpps, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Phlpps. Jr., has come from Denver to the Vanderbllt. Mr. ami Mrs Hamilton Carhartt, who havo been In New York for tho winter, have leased for tho summer tho vIlU Arlclgh, In Newport, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. H. Ruthven Pratt Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Honna have come from their country placo In Lenox to tho Ht. Regis. Mrs. Richardson Clover of Washing ton, is at the Plaza for a brief stay. Gen. IMu was the guest of Mrs. Leroy Edgar nt the Metropolitan last evening. BLONDES RUN RIOT IN PALACE THEATRE Exception Is Frances White, Who Also Ts Fnrewclling a( Riverside. The Paluce Theatre bill ran mostly to blondes yesterday girls with curls like wood shavings. Practically the only brunette effect was contributed by Frances White, and at that she had In William Rock a partner who, while not exactly a chemical blonde, had had his hair bleached by the aging process. It must not be supposed, however, that this act stood out on the bill by reason of -Miss Wilte's dark hair, with its auto mobile gloss and streamline finish. Though the lilting dmcing of this pair was one of the strong features of their turn. Rock and White were much more than a footnote to the programme. They had several comedy passages that evoked continuous laughter from an audience which, in view of this being the team's farewell esgagement, had come prepared to shed tears If necessary. But little Mis White was tho only one In the house called upon to use a hand kerchief, which she did when she appeared in her best stage gingham gown and, as a preliminary to singing "Guzzlnta. used the "wipe" fastened to her silk rompers and defied anybody in the house to stop her. Evidently In order to get a little pre liminary training for their appearance In a London revue the pair of stars presented their Scotch sketch, with Will iam Ito.'k all togged out m a Highland costume and a pound note, exhibiting the representative Scotch virtues, which means that considerable humor was drawn from a pnny. Miss White, at tired as nn lidlnburgh street gamin, sang of being "a pulr Scotch lassie" In a way that caused motherly bodies In tho audience to make affectionate clucking noises. In addition they presented a shimmy wabble, a colored accompanist who kept time with a syncopated wagging of the head, their Chines scene, and an enter taining bit by Bock as the old boy of 83 who feared no woman but was afraid to go to bed. Miss White In her dances, as UMial, appeared as sure footed as a goat. Another act that raised considerable dust was the performance of the t'nittd States Navy Jazz Band from the Bos ton vard. fresh from Its triumphs nt breaking up the atmosphere of London. Parli and Rome with Its Irregular rhythms. The playing of these twenty five musicians was ery much like prize fighting the more it continued the wilder It got Starting sedately with Von Suppe's "Light Cavalry Overture," their performance wound up 1 vj an orgy of Jazz In which the players tossed in struments, chairs and piano stool Into the air Afterward the town crier of the I'alaci, who Is also the prophet of Jazz, was discovered In ecstatic hysterics, his only regret being that the band hadn't made Its performance perfect by heaving the piano out Into tho audience. Marie Nordstrom, ably assisted by an entourage of hats, presented "It's Pre tend," In which she does ono of her most diverting caricatures, that of tho vaude ville sotibretto who would have been forced Into unconditional surrender as a player if tho war hadn't given her a chance to become fnmnus (like Hltulcn. burg) by ragging martial airs. Horace. Wright and P.enee Dietrich, newly returned from helping tho boys smllo away the miles fo victory, bring back a couple of real voices to tho two a day, making one reallzo what one misses when hearing a singer vocalize his nosn. Rock nnd White, by using a relay of automobiles, are able to keep abreast of the times In tho Riverside also. In the Colonial another member of the Whltp famll, who lias ttxrtTmno of George ln front of him nnd four dancing beauties behind him, is able to tako the polo at the starting tost und hold it to the llnish. In the Columbia Theatro "Cheer up America," a patriotic revue by Will H Smith nf "Yip. Yip, Yaphank" fame, al mort roconclled one to July 1. SEWING CLASS AIDS HOSPITAL, Meetlne Mrlrt In Home of Mrs, Benvlnd Two Others To-day. The first meeting for tho Inten sea. son of the sewing class In aid of the New York Nursery and Child's Hosnl tal, was held yesterday morning In the home of Mrs. Edward J. Berwlnd, 2 East Sixty-fourth street. There was a good attendance. The dues for mem bership In the class and the garments made at these meetings are given to the' hospital. Among the members of the class aro Mrs, Charles B. Alexander, Mrs. Edward 31, Peaslec, Mrs. Frederick Pearson, Mrs. Stuart Duncan, Mrs. James Roosevelt. Miss Eleanor Ie Roj, Mrs. Chestor Griawold, Mrs. Daniel C. Adams, Mrs, Charles Dunn, Miss Fran ces De Peyster, Mrs. John M. Bowers, Mrs. Le Roy King, Mrs. Edward P. Par ish, Mrs. William Barbour, Mrs. Walton Oakley, Mrs. J. Wray Cleveland, Mrs, Robert (!. Remsen, Mrs. Morris H, I.'I man, Sirs. George f, King, Mrs, Frank 8 Wliherbeo and Mrs. Charles F. Roe, The meeting on Monday morning of next weel: will be helil In the home of Mrs. Simeon n. f'hapln, 930 Fifth ave uie. Two sewing classes will meet to-day. That which works for tho Mother Kath erine Drexel Auxiliary will meet at the Plaza, with Mrs. Maurltz Westergren, and tho Cathedral class will meet this afternoon with Mrs. John II. Iaslln. i East Seventieth itrsxi. WEST SIDERS BOOK 'FROCKS AND FRILLS' New -Musical Comedy's Chief Xoto Is Antiquated Water Cooler. Some one maybo It was r member of the Street Cleaning Department rushed down to tho offices of the great metro politan dallies last week and, whlto faced told the editors that the Standard Thea tre, usually the first stop on the subway circuit, would give this week tho upper West Side Its first opportunity to see a real opening night right In Its midst. So tho editors sent up the dog show experts last night to Broadway and Ninetieth street, and this Is what they recalled after they camo to : ' A nowly formed producing firm, tho Rlalto Musical Comedy Company, with Joseph L. Konmn having tho responsi bility for tho presidency fixed upon him, had brought to life a so-called musical comedy, "Frocks and Frills," though this scorned one Instance where birth con trol would have been Justifiable. Helen Beach was docketed on the programme with the muslo, and Fred C. Cross was entorod on the same blotter for the book. The two acts were laid In the lobby nnd the banquet hall of tho Climate Hotel, though perhaps It would bo wisest not to say anything at all about them. Tho piece do resistance In the hotel lofoby was an antiquated water cooler. Altogether the production seemed as frantically Inebriated as the drunken scene perpetrated by Tommy Allen, who was tho leading actress. She did her best to wring somo humor out of the play as the bustllag hotel proprietress. In the preliminary announcements It Is stated that Miss Allen comes from tho West, and that she has n sense of humor "which will take her far." It Is also announced that "it ts not known Just what will be done with this play after It leaves the Standard." Many of the upper West Side's motion picture set had gathered for this first night In their full dress business suits. After trying to get a little pleasure out of guying tho show they began dribbling out before tho end of the first act. COHALAN ENJOINS BERNSTORFF FILM Grants Three Day Injunction But Wants Information on Countess's Friend. Justice Daniel F. Cohalau of the Su premo Court granted a three day injunc ticn yesterday against the showing of a motion picture, which depicts Countess von Bernstorff, wife of the former Ger man Ambassador to the United States, as "the American wife of the chief spy who aided her husband In a campaign of murder and arson In America." At the nam" tlmo the Justice Intimated rather strongly that e was very anx ious to Irani more about the Identity of the American woman who brought tho suit, and how. If she acted nt the re quest and with the consent of fountess PiTr.f torff. she managed to communicate with the Countess, in view of the fact that the Countess is an alien enemy But beyond the fact that the plaintiff. Miss Pauline Lewis, is a "Pan Francisco socloty woman" she was so identified by her attorney nothing was learned about who she U or what prompted her to instigate the legal proceedings. Dur ing tho argument yesterday sh tat in the court room in company with another oung woman. She was asked if the ac tion had boon taken at tho request of Countess von Bernstorff. "It has the sanction of the Countess." replied Miss Lewis. "Sho hns made known her wish that such action should be taken on her behalf." She wns about to say more when tho other young woman nudged her and said ' "Say no more about the case." Both Miss Lewis and the other woman then left the court room. Iater her at torney said that he really knew nothing nboui MIms Lewis, that she had come to him with a letter of Introduction from an Assistant District Attorney of .Saii Francisco, and had asked him to take the case. Attorneys for the defendant tho C. It. Macauley Motion Ticture Company made a demand In court for additional information regarding tho names of the friends nnd the precise nature of the friendships which Countess von Bern storff has In this country. "This picture has moral values which should not bo Interfered with," they de clared. "The Countess Is on nllen enemy, and wo believe that the names of all her friends should be disclosed, so that it would be established clenrly whether they have a right to represent her. Otherwise their protests should hnvc no standing." MKS. BAKER SING3 AT TARTY. Wife of Secretary of War Is Curst of Honor nt nnnquet. .vpeciaf IfeipatcA to Tnic Sun Washington. March 10 Mrs. Baker, wife of the Secretary of War, was guest of honor this evening of the Ohio Society at a banquet nt Rauschers She sang eoiii'u solos after tho buxmesa meeting and Mies Mabel Boardman spoke on "The Greatest Mother in the World." Justice Day. president of tho society, presided, nnd Mrs. William Howard Taft and Mrs Atloe Pomcrcne woro among the hostesses at different tables NOTES OF THE THEATRES. Aiigustln Daly's fares, "A Night Off." hit been ilrazsed from the rat to which It ile. ervedly went a (eneratlon ago, full of ears and honor, to satisfy the Insatiable desire of producers to turn the wnole world Into muilcal comedies. The ncore for a musical version uf this plsy has tieen writ ten by Hue-o Frey. and the lllchard Lam "bertClaronce L. Bach Amusement Com pany have planted the seeds of rehesrsals, Carolina White. Barry Hulser, Rllsabeth Murray and Percy Pollock are among the players who will try to reap tho harvest, beginning at Baltimore on April 7 A theatre inn been nsined for Adelaide of Adelaide nnd Hughea, the dancers at the Winter Oarden, at her birthplace, t'o hoes. N Y., and the reat argument now Is, which reflects the greater honor on the other The public is notified to be vrepared to learn that "Our Pleasant Rlns." a new three net drama by Thomss W. Ilroad hurst. Is about to be put in rehearssl by the llrant Company, Inc. Areument wse held yesterday, as to whether the New York Bynropated Orches. trs, numbering fifty nefro musicians, should a.vpear lit the Nora Daye Theatre for the week of March 1", following "L.adlea First. ' and the orchestra ltsder, will Msrlnn Cook, who upheld the affirmative, won the decision i . A dre rehearsa'wlll he held to-morrow IT! lUchfl frotheraa new pla . jta ki " after which Miss frothers will try to enslch a bite to eat without thinking up another new play The Chulierts ar" mobilizing for Cs Ifor nla a second company of "The Melting of Mol y " havlnt decided to permit tho original cast to remain at the llroadhutst Theatre, thus relleilng many New Yorkers frf tho puzzle nf what to da will, tue lvu jummer evenings. FLETCHER H. BANGS DIES IN 69TH YEAR Former Member of Noted Book Auctioneer Firm. Fletcher H. Bangs, formerly a member of tho firm of Bangs ft Co., book auction eers at 91 Fifth nvenuo, died yesterday In his home, 150 Kast Seventy-second street, In his sixty-ninth year. He was born In New York city nnd leaves n widow 'who beforo her marriage was Miss Wright of Philadelphia. Mr, Bangs entered the firm or Bangs & Co. in December, 1S76. Owing to 111 health he retired In 1903, when ho sold his Interest to John Anderson, Jr. The firm was for years lndentlfled with some of the greatest book sales on the conti nent and waa famous for gatherings of book lovers, men of letters nnd wealthy collectors. The house of Bangs & Co. was estab lished by Lemuel Bangs In 1829. Among tho book collections disposed of In the Bangs auction rooms were thoso of K. 13. Corwln In 1866 ; John Allan, 1864 ; John A. Rice, 1870; Thomas W. Field, 1875 ; George T. Strong. 1878 ; Dr. O'Cal laghnn, 1882 ; Hamilton Colo, 1890 ; Dr. George H. Moore, 1893 ; Charles B. Foote, 1894 ; Henry W. Sewall. 1896 ; Charles W, Fredcrlckson, 1897 ; Henry T. Cox, 1899 ! William Harris Arnold, 1901, and Marshall C. Lerierts, 1902. 1IK.NHY A. McCOMAS. Haoebstown, Md., March 10. Henry A. McComas. brother of tho lato Senator Louis B. McComas, and father of Rev. Dr. Joseph I'. McComas, rector of St. Paul's Chapel, New York, one of the leading business men of Hngerstown, and a ploneor In the Insuranco business In this section, died to-day In his homo here. He was 77. Mr. McComas was born In Sprlngtleld, 111., November 2. 1842. In 1865 ho was appointed y Governor flwann assistant grain Inspector of the Port of Baltimore, and held this position until tho following year, when he engaged In the Insuranco business In Baltimore. In 1S68 he re turned to Hngerstown nnd established himself In the Insurance business and was actively engaged under the firm name of H. A. McComas & Co. until his death. JOHN A. SOXXTAfi. John A. Sonntag, who. It is said, was the first hotel man to introduce the cabaret type of amusement In this coun try, died yesterday afternoon in his home, 76 North Thirtieth street. Flush ing. For many years he was proprietor of a large hotel on the northern end of Central Pnrk at 110th street and Lenox avenue. It was there that he Intro duced the cabaret. After Mr. Sonntag's venture was found to be a success the Idea was adopted by other places In New York. Five years ago Mr. Sonntag gave up his place on 110th street and leased a hotel at Fifty-ninth street and Ninth avenue and had conducted it ever since. Mr Sonntag was a member of the Masonic fraternity. His wife survives. K. F. KEAIIXKV. Sr. Loris, March 10 K. F. Kearney, president of the Wabash Railroad, died of pneumonia here to-day. Mr. Kearney had been at the bead of the Wabash since 1913. He was born in Loganeport, lnd., 5 years ago. After being educated In the public schools there he entered the employ of tho Pennsyl vania Railroad as a telegraph operator In 1882. He became chief clerk to the superintendent and was made train master at Indianapolis December 1, 1899. A couple of years later he left the Penn sylvania for a better position. In 1903 he became superintendent of terminals of the Missouri Pacific at St. Louis and In 1913 he wns made genernt sperln tendent In May of that year he was elected first vice-president of the Tcvns and Pacific Railroad, retaining the posi tion until he left to become president of the Wabash. DAVID J A 31 list hl.Nti, David James King, a member, of the New York Stock Uxcliango since 172, died yesterday In his home at fill Mad ison avenue. He was the eldest win of the late lit ward J. end Rosalie King, whose l'omo was on the present site of tho Altm.in store, at Fifth avenue and Thirty-fourth street. In 1S70 he mar ried the lato Adtbilde Ballln. daughter of Kugeno S. Ballln. the International banker. Mr. King leaves two daughters, Mrs. Louis .1. Rockford and Mrs. F. I.oeb. He rjient his summers at Bar Harbor, Ma. for many years, and waa a member of the Mount Desert Reading 'Room and tho New York Club. IIICIIAIIII I..V TOrilllTTF.. Richard La Touretle. retired banker, dlod at his home In New Brunswick, N J., yesterday after being sick about a week. Ho ms formerly n member of the Common Council before Commission Government was adopted. He leaves a widow. MISS MAHJOIlin It. VHOOMA.V. The death of Miss Marjorle R. Vroo man of Clyde, N. Y., Y. M. C. A. secre tary abroad, was announced yesterday. She died of pneumonia March 4 at Cauterets, France, where she wns In canteen service for the American troops. Miss Vroomon Balled for France In October. She was a graduate of tho New England Conservatory of .Music, Boston. She had been for two years In Porto Rico an a social settlement worker at San Juan nnd as a teacher of nngllsh and music at Toa Alt.t. JAMH.S F. (I'll AI.I.OH A.. Mrs. Margaret O'Halloran of 350 West Thirty-first street, received a War De partment message yesterday announcing the death from pneumonia at Hrlmagen, Germany. February 21, of her son. James F. O'Halloran, 28. a mechanic attached to tlie 165th infuntry the old Slxty nlnth.if V"' ;'- ...tsui-d safely through all of tho heavv fighting which the regiment had experienced. -"Mrs, O'Halloran roceled her son last letter February 21, nlno days after his death. It was tlated January 26. If he had lived tlwough this month lie would havo rounded out eleven years of mili tary service. Young O'Halloran served with the Slxty-nlnth on the Mexlcat. border and was made a corporal before tho command was federalized. Ho leaves threo brothers and four slate's MISS lMANCKK lir.XM'.TT. Nbw IIiiu.nswick, N J., March 10 -Ml Tranrea Dennett, 3D, a bacteriolo gist, died of tmeumonla yeeterday in the Middlenex Hospital after a brief 111. no. She lis survived by her mother, Mra John Hennett ot Greenwich, f'onn two brother. Dr. A O. Hennett, bac teriologist of tho Greenwich Health He jarttuent, and Arthur Hennett of Npu Zealand, and one sister, 3Iim Iluonlda Dennett of Man l'ranclsoo. YONKERS GIRL IS BETROTHED. llinrnjremetit Anniinneed nf Mlts Walsh (o KimlHii Mitchell. The engagement of Mies Hosetta ' Walsh. 01 Livingston avenue, Yonkers to Knslgn Walter II. J. Mitchell, non of Mr nnd Mr. M K Mitchell, also of Yonkers, has been announced. Mis Waldh Is the daughter of Mr and Mrs M'.rta.-l J. Walsh. Her fatr.rr j n mm ber of the flUte Tax rnmmlsflon mil until recently was postmaster at Ton Ucis He .erved two terma us Mayor of Yonkers. Miss Walsh hn been attending Trin ity College In Washington Sho Is a graduate of the College of Ncv.- UochcUe and of Seton Academy, Yonlters. PHILIP S. DYER DIES; BURIAL TO-MORROW Jer$e. .Manufacturer Once Was Associated Willi Thomas Edison. Philip Sidney Dyer, manufacturer nnd organizer, and president of the American Horse Shoo Company at Phllllpsburg, N, J., died yesterday In his home, 1 West Sixty-fourth street, of complications fol lowing an operation a week ago, A requiem mass will be celebrated to-morrow at 11 o'clock In St. Patrick's Cathe dfal. Burial will be In the family mau soleum In Calvary Cemetery. Mr Dyer camo of Colonial stock and was the son of Col. George W. Dyor of Calais, Mo., where he wns born Januory It, 1857. He was educated In tho public schools there and In Washington, where his father practised law. When a young man he engaged In the lumber business In eastern Maine. In 1879 he associated himself with Thomas A. Kdlson In his laboratory at Menlo Park, N. J., later going to Kuropo as a repreentntlve of the Mllson Manufacturing Company. In 1S92 Mr. Dyer returned to the United States nnd organized the Ameri can Horso Shoo Company, with which he had been Identified ever since. Ho was a director of tho .tweets Steel Company, the West Branch Steel Company of Wll llnmsport. Pa. ; tho Canadian Shovel and Tool Company, the Chlpman-Holton Knitting Company of Hamilton, Ontario, and tho Duryea Manufacturing Com pany. For many years Mr. Dyer made his home in Mount Arlington. N. J., where he was a borough councilman and active In civic affairs. On Jnnunry 23, 1S90, he married Miss Maud Miller, daughter of the lato Charles W. Miller. She died several years ago, and one daughter. Mrs. Marjorle Dyer O Sullivan, who oi 13nslgn Horace O'Sulllvan, survives. Mr. Dyer was a member of the Engi neers Club, the American Iron nnd Steel Institute, New York Athletic Club, Bank ers Club of America, Pomfret Club of Kaston, Pa., and the Deal County and Northampton clubs. He was a trustee and life member of tho New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, a member of tho Chamber of Commerco of the United States, the National Security League, the American Defence Society, tho United States Boy Scouts. Elks, and tho United Military' Order of America. JOHN P. 1IA1.TO.V. 1. S. X. Lieutenant-Commander John T. Dal ton, one of tho greatest football players ever produced at the United States Na val Academy, died of pneumonia yester day In the Naval Hospital In the Brook i CSL. To write it right wc have i to write it double! Every cloth we use is doubly tested before we make it into clothes. ist our chemical test to prove it's all-wool. 2nd our sun test to make sure it's fast color. We make to fit, not to measure. Spring suits and over coats for men and boys. A size for every build. A "Welcome Homo" Suggestion. An order on in for a complete ci Ulan outfit. Rogers Peet Company Broadway Broadway I at 13m M. "four at 34th St. Convenient Broadway Corners" Fifth Ave. at Warren at 41st St. ANNUAL EXHIBITION THIRTY PAINTINGS by THIRTY ARTISTS Including Finr Kxamplci of 1NNESS - WHISTLER- A. P. RYDER BENSON - CARLS fc.N DAIN'GERFIELD DAVIS DEWING - DOUGHERTY HASSAM MF.LC1IF.RS METCALr - MURPI IV - - TARBF.U WEIR ETC - WILLIAM-MACBETH I no 450 FIFTH AVENUE "THE GREATEST OF MODERN NOVELS" The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse By iBANEZsAmhorof "The Shadow of the Cathedral' Both not ill an jot sak al any looitore. price of each, il .90 net. E. P. DUTTON & CO., 681 Fifth Ave., New York SCHOOLS Are you having difficulty in finding your wants amply supplied,? Would you like to know.of a school which will meot tho require, ments of your boy or girl? Wl!' not 'write Mil We can aid you in thciclcction oi the riaht ichool. Jn writing it is cuentlal to give the location, tuition, and kind oi ichool deeired, the age and sex of tho applicant, Sun Educational Bureau 150 IWmu St. New York lyn navy yard, nt the nge of 29. lt had been 111 a week and leaves a widow nnd two children In Philadelphia. II was taken 111 with Influenza whllo or Ing as navigating officer on the cruiser Frederick, temporarily nn duty as a troop transport. Born In Nebraska, h entorod the Naval Academy from St. Louis, where members of his family UvlL Lieutenant-Commander Dalton wa graduated from Annapolis with the clae-a of 1913, anil wns quarterbuW on the football team each of his four years. Although ho weighed but 155 pounds la his football togs, ho was a remarkably successful player. He has tho distinc tion of being responsible for two suc cessive victories ovor tho Army team. In each inntanco the score was 3 to 0, nnd his drop kick from tho Meld waa the de ciding factor. As a drop kicker, Dalton never li been equalled nt Annapolis. In 1909, hU flrBt year on tho navy team, he mad the only score for Annapolis In the gam with Princeton with a Mold goal. Th navy was defeated, 3 to 3, The follow Ing year his drop kick won for tho mM shlpmen In the gnme with the army, which was playod nt Philadelphia In v snowstorm. Ho repealed the perfonft ance the next season, FIUIIM'.IUO M. TL'Il.VIOn. Frederic Martin Turner, sales mai nger of the Celluloid Company In Man hattan and well known aa a churchman In Brooklyn, died yesterday In his horn. 646 St, Mark's avenue. He was 70 yeojra old and had only a few daya before r tired from business. He Is survived tor a wife nnd three nous. iionF.iiT irc,iu,i:n. Robert Deshler, prominent local cob tractor, died yesterday In his homo ta New Brunswick, N. J., after a brief 111 ness. Ho was 62. Ho leaves a widow. UNRESTRICTED SALES fly Direction nf EXECUTORS AND PRIVATE OWNERS ART GArr maimi sooth Nwwuccmr ON FREE VIEW 9 A. M. TO 6 P. Ma TO BE SOLD On Thursday & Friday Evenings of This Week at 8:30 o'clock IN THE GRAND BALL ROOM OF THE PLAZA Fifth Ave., 3Ntli to JSOth St. (Admission by card to be had free. aA Managers.) A Very Important Collection of MODERN PAINTINGS By Master of the American and Foreign Schools The Property of the Estate ot tho lato Thomas R. Ball of Nr.w TonK Tire LATE Francis Whito OF BALTIMORE With Important Additions Other Estates and Several Private Collectors , Illustrated catalogue mall4 m celpt of One Dollar. ALSO ON FREE VIEW To be Sold by lllrrrtlon of the L'lecuton On the Afternoons oi March 13tlv 14th & 15th, at 2:30 o'Clock The Important Collection of Japanese Art Treasures and Curios Ilelouglng tn thr IXate or tho wiai7 kllonn ritirrt, the late Rufus E. Moore Confuting of Fine Old Lacquers, ; Kare. Pottery and I'orcelatnt, Bronze, Netaukea, Swords, SwortJ Guards, Knife Hendles and other objects of interest to amateurs and connoisseurs. fataloguo niallrd on receipt of Ptttr Cents. The Sales Will Ile Coniltirtrfl by MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY and Mr. OTTO Iir.HNXT and Mr.rj.B. PMtKK, Ills assistants. AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION Managers 3, 4 and 6 it 'Mil M.. Maillson Sq. 5ontl. Catalogue on Request Tporaii ) AT FORTIETH ST REE f