New York Times (Newspaper) - January 30, 1909, New York, New York
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THE NEW YORK TIMES. SATURDAY. JANUARY 30. 1SG0.
“YAMPIRE” STOLEN, STRINGER DECLARES
Author Says the Basis of the Play Is Contained in His Book,
“ The Silver Poppy.”
11 The Vampire” Authors Dub the Charges Absurd and Childish— Wax Sarcastic Over Them.
Did George Sylvester Vie reck and Edgar Allan Woolf steal from Arthur Stringer the story of “ The Vampire,” the psychologic drama which is running at the Hackett Theatre? Mr. Stringer says Mr. Viereck and Mr. Woolf did at least pilfer the story from a novel he once wrote if they did not exactly absohb his mentality in much the same manner as does the hero of the play absorb the thought waves of the geniuses with whom he comes in contact.
On the other hand Mr. Viereck and Mr. Woclf repudiate the suggestion of thought burglary, and declare that Mr. Stringer s ideas are really not worth absorbing. Mr. Stringer boldly*’makes his assertion as follows:
44 L wish to register a brief protest against the unauthorized use of my npnie as one of the honored guests at the
and the kangaroo. According to Mr. Stringer’s theory, I must be the vampire and Mr. Woolf the kangaroo, because he got away with it.
“ Mr. Stringer makes some remarks about the cave man part of the play. 1 know that that came to Mr. Woolf spontaneously, and the fact that both he and Mr. Stringer conceived the same thing seems to me to be a compliment to Mr. Stringer.
“ Mr. Stringer was invited to the matinée yesterday at my suggestion, and if his charges are correct I certainly had a nerve to invite him to sée a production of his own play. His charges are absolutely false, and-J challenge him to produce the evidence he speaks of.”
Mr. Woolf said:
41 The whole thing appears to me to be pathetically childish. Of course, there is no truth in the charges whatever. Jn fact, they are stupid and inane, and, to tell the truth, I never heard of Mr, Stringer until I was introduced to his v/ife at yesterday’s matinée.
f‘ Mr, Stringer’s remarks are unkind, impertinent, and unprofessional. If his work has been stolen he has his remedy in the courts.”
Actcrs at the New Germán Theatre
WILHELM TELL, by Friedrich von Schiller. The New German Theatre.
* poets’ matinee ’ of a melodrama called
/he Vampire,’ an effort toward which I feel I have already sufficiently contributed. This protest is based not alone on the fact that any author who elects to follow his calling in his own quiet way is naturally averse to participating in sensational and spectacular advertising tricks. It is based even more on the fact 1 tat nothing could induce me to sit through a second performance of a book adaptation so abortive and banal and stupid. And since its theme is the 4 absorptive power of true genius, I think it’s about time to point out, reluctant as I am to claim e\ en remote parentage *o such an ciloit. that In i!»<>:; mv novel, ‘The Silver Poppy, was published*, and that this novel contains some peculiarly interesting parallels to ‘ The Vampire.’ . ... ,
44 The book in question is the story of an author who stole fame/who appropriated the ideas of others and prospered on them, until the final discovery came about. Anv one who cares to turn to 4 The Silver Poppy ’ will see, from pages 199 to ”02, how the idea of the vampire seizing on and draining the vitality of its victim was there made use of by me. in fact I was so fond of that vampire idea that the novel, in its original form, bore the title of ’The Yellow Vampire. Mr. Viereck, in his later version of this story of fame-stealing, has gone so far as to change his ‘absorptive’ thief from a woman to a man and throw over the action his own pea-green light of psychiatry. But, strange to say, not only does the predominating idea remain the same, but even the name of the hero stands un-absorptivelv unaltered, and bits of dialogue such, for instance, as the cave-man talk 'over the teacups, is interestingly duplicated in both the novel and-the play I am moved to make this protest, not tha^ it can in anv way either defer ot hasten the end of such an effort as 1 he Vampire.’ but more because the novelist who tries to seek his own material and write in his own way occasionally gets tired of placing the part of rabbit to the predaceous and openly carnivorous dramatists of to-day,”
Mr. Stringer’s statement seemed to upset Mr Viereck considerably when it was 'shown* to him. Pacing the floor of ins Office, he said: .
“Well, this is sensational to say the least. My play seems to act on imbeciles all over the country, and I get numerous letters everv day about it. I have never read or heard of this book Mr. Sti ingei mentions, and. from what I know of his poetry, I don't care to read it. I am really sorrv the charge is not true, because in that case it would be conclusive proof that my theory of thought absorption» is true. Even if I had absorbed ideas from works1 of an inferior quality 1 still would feel justified in using them, but, unfortunately, I have not done anything of the kind. In fact, the theory of the absorptive powers of genius is not. new by anv means, and it has been ably treated by a number of writers. What, then, is remarkable about it if it should be true in my case, although I know it >s
n<” As a result of these charges of Mr. Stringer’s I find myself in the curious position of writing about a human vampire while 1 am charged with being such a vampire myself. It is both amusing and uncanny’.
“ When I asked Richard Ee Gallienne at the matinee yesterday if lie believed iii the idea of the plav' he replied that he knew it was true because thè- plot of the plav bad been stolen from him. In treating this subject I have done what other writers have not done; that is I have made it psychic. My Vampire is the Overman of Nietzsche. He is justified in pilfering other men’s brains. It is a unique figure in the literature and drama of the world. I have taken the individual and made him stand for a type.
44 The idea of the play was my own and it was founded on a similar experience which I had myself.
u I don’t deny that there are probably absorptive qualities in my mind, but I rio not have to go to minor poets like Mr. Stringer for my material. His statement appears to rne like a cheap scheme to advertise his apparently long forgotten and insignificant novel.
4‘ Edwin Markham spoke of the vam-piroo. or tht* peculiar animal loose in New Jersey, as a combination of the vampire
Hermann Gessler .
Ulrich von Rudenz.... Werner Stauffacher...
Jost von Weiler.......
Walter Fuerst. .....
Arnold von Melehthal. Konrad Baumgarten..
Arnold von Se\va......
Kunz von G'ersaiS.....
Berta von Bruneck.... A i tuga rd Mechthild
....Ernst Wurmser ...: Ferdinand Steil
.. Fritzk Wahle
...Wilhelm Sanden ....... Hanne Proft
DINNER VAUDEVILLE FOR MARJORIE GOÜLD
Mrs. Benjamin Nicoli Entertains Honor of Debutante— Covers Laid for 40 Guests.
MISS ROOSEVELT PRESENT
President’s Daughter Come* Up from Washington—Many Go Later to Mrs. C. B. Alexander’s Dance.
Mrs. Benjamin Nicoli gave a dinner of forty covers last night at her Fiftieth Street residence, followed by vaudeville and dancing, for Miss Marjorie Gould, the débutante daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gould. The dinner guests were seated at two long tables (decorated with red roses.
The vaudeville began at 10 o’clock, the Misses Frances and Grace Hoyt dancing and singing. Their first number .was an English song and dance, 44 Will Ye Walk with Me,” the girls wearing sunbonnets and rustic dresses. Miss Frances Hoyt fol-
Mara Korft \ lowed »with a comic recitation, 44 How
Elttheth Annie Bender
Walter Martha Spier
Rudolf der Harras...............Leopold Witte
Stuessi ........ Hermann Krug
An elaborate and artistic production of Schiller's old classic drama, 44 Wilhelm Tell,” was given last night at the new German Theatre, Madison Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street.
Ferdinand Steii’s performance of Tel; addf I to h's already wide popularity, w’T.e Mr Lind as Gessler, Mr. Groesser as Melchtliai, and Miss Reicher’s Arm-! guard were warmly received, the actors I being called before tlie curtain many 1 limes. The audience was a large one.
The play had been in preparation for
several months under tlie supervision of Director Barmffid and Prof. Alfred Roller, and the production is said to have Cost $10.000. The scenery and costumes were particularly elaborate, and ^here
were many new and complicated medhan-
ical devices to give the lighting effee The play will be given at a number of î* matinées at reduced prices, so that the school children may attend.
THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT.
Winning Cup Won.” Miss Grace Hoyt then did an imitation of Marie Dressier in costume, followed by her sister, wearing the shopgirl’s uniform of black, in one of George Ade’s shopgirl monologues, 44 The Farmer Kathryne.” The next number was a song and dance, 44 Has Any One Seen a German Dance?” done by Miss Grace Hoyt, dressed as a German immigrant, and the last number was the fan song, in which before a large fan, Miss Frances Hoyt, dressed as a mandarin, and her sister as a geisha girl, danced and sang.
Among those present were:
The Misses Elsie McCall, Elinor Lee. Elizabeth Hare Powel. Janetta and Harriet Alexander. Martha McCock. Carol Harriman, Maude Shepherd, Jean Delano, Frances Louise Howland. Elizabeth H. Jewett. Cornelia Lan-don. Miss Latimer, and Miss Ethel Roosevelt, also Edmund Rogers, Chalmers Wood, Eugene Gallatin, Francis Roche, Henrv S. Hooker, Roger Poor, Charles Dana. Coultandt Nlcoll, William Whitehouse, Percy Pyne, Aymar Johnson. Perry Osborn, Stephen Landon, Craig WadsWorth, av,d Buell Hollister.
Post, C. A. Munn, Malcolm Sloane, F, A. Munsey, Stephen Landon, Craig Wadswofth, Elliot Cross, perry Osborn, J. W. Barney, Ashbel Barney. T. S. Beatty, Beekman Hoppin, Barclay Farr, Ellft Robbins, Carroll Ladd, William O’D. lseiln, Thomas Wilson, Orrne Wilson, Jr., Peter Jay, A. J. Drexel. Jr., Thomas B. Clarke, Jr., Allen G. Wellman, Jay Gould, Cecil St. George, Sheldon Whitehouse, Willing Spencer, Russell Sard, Harrison Rhodes. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Frederick Cruger, and Frederick U, Baldwin.
PAY LAST HONORS TO DEAD GOQUELIN
MRS. McALPIN ENTERTAINS.
Gives a Dance and Supper for Her Daughter at the Plaza.
Mr. and Mrs. William W. McAlpin en: tertained last night at the Plaza with a •lance for their daughter, Miss Gladys McAlpin. The guests were received at the marble ballroom entrance by Mrs. McAlpin, gowned in silver-embroidered white
French Art, Science, Literature
Mourn Beside Great Player’s
Bior in Actors’ Home.
ROSTAND IS INCONSOLABLE
net, and Miss McAlpin, in white char- Declares Jean Coquelin Shall Decide
meuse with silver and blue trimmings There was general dancing till midnight, when a buffet supper was served, the older guests, numbering forty, being seated at small tables in the foyer. Dancing followed till 2 o’clock, Elliott’s Orchestra playing.
Among the guests were:
What Is to be the Destiny of « Chanticler.”
PARIS, Jan. 29.—The men and women best known in French art, science, and
The Misses Madeleine Lydecker, Emma and literature gathered this afternoon at Port
Rosalin Romeyn, Dorothy Wilde. Adella Pyle» a mtio villae-e near St Ger-
Eleanor Hoyt, Susan Fish Dresser. Cornelia aux Dames, a little Milage neat »t.
Hoyt, Louise Wilkin of Baltimore, Isabel and main, to pay the last honors to Benoit-£«& Constant Coquelin, who died Jan. 27. T-he
Burton, Glad vs Brown. Marion Graham, Bea- fc0dy of the great French player lay in indeRuth'H!eskli£ary Vanderhoef’ Mary Meyer’ the retreat for aged actors founded by Scott Pyle, Norman Tucker, George Brokaw, his munificence and beneath the shadow
De Gray Vanderbilt, Charles Presbrey, W. Heyward McAlpin, Law’rence Peck, Newton James, Thomas Dixon, Gerald Murphy, Duncan Buckler, Edward Shlppen, Whitney Morrill, Lawrence Durant, Quentin Feitner, Frederick Richards. Webster Stetson. George W. Vanderhoef, Jr., Theodore Farrelly, Albert T. Maurice, Livingston Platt. Bailey Vanderhoef, Reginald Wiggin, Robert Masterton. Herbert Dillon, Basil Durant, Roderick Dorman, Harvey La-dew, Charles Inman, Sidney McCall, Freling-nourt Martin, Frank Bansworth, Stanley Sweet, and Douglas Johnson.
ON THE ATLANTIC HIGHWAY.
Five Liners to Sail for Europe To-day
with Many Passengers.
The transatlantic liners sailing to-day and some of those booked to depart on the~Fine Arts, who represented the Gov-.,_____ I prnment: Robert Defiers of the Society o.
of a statue of Molière.
Special trains were run from Paris for tlie accommodation of the mourners. Edmond Rostand was there plunged in profound melancholy, a saddened group of the actors and the actresses with whom Coquelin had won his triumphs; M. Claretie of the Théâtre Français, who had seen M Coquelin grow into greatness; Paul Deroulede, Coquelin’s inseparable friend, and a score or more of aged actors who had been Coquelin’s comrades In the home where he died.
From the saldn the coffin was borne Into the garden, where, in the presence of- an immense gathering, the men who had known Coquelin best in life told of Ills career, his character, and his achievements. The speakers were M. Dujardin-Beaumetz, Under Secretary of State for
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de Cordova, and Mrs. Edwin S. Brickner. The funeral will take place to-morrow.
JOHN T. LINDABERRY, 68 years old. died at his home in Whitehouse. N. J., of Bright’s j disease. He was a veteran of the civil war, j and spent many months In Libby Prison. He leaves a widow.
men, are: ^ w.p,M.,_„r. .„a Mr, jÄmhörä: oí Théâtre
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KÖNIG ALBERT^aples.)-Mr.rdand eMrs. j M’ CUiel,e of the
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Gen. C H. Carlton. U. S. A. : Mrs. Madison ; Martin, and M. Gailhard of the Associ.i-
J Cawein, Mrs. H. L. Goodrich. Mr. and Mrs. j tion of Dramatic Authoib.
Louis Harrison Louis J. de Mihau, Mr. and | m. Rostand then read a brief tribute to
Mrs Georg j H. Lent, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. j Coquelin In a voice broken with emo-O’Neil. Mrs. Andrew Peters, Mr .and Mrs. j tion called his old friend an artist
William Snyder, Mrs. James H. Swart, Mr. ; transcendent genius.
and Mrs. H. C. Tinker, and Mr. and Mrs. ,, this moment,” he said, 44 Moli^re Giles W'hlting. ! and Beaumarchais are welcoming him,
NEW YORK, (Southampton.)—Chester -3. jand Hugo and Banville are thanking him right, L. A. Burke. Jr., Miss J. M. Car- for . Don Caesar de Bazan ’ and ‘ Grin-
Albright. ij. a. Duihe, ti., j tor ’ uon caesar ue oasuu «.mi «•■**-
, .ton. Jame$ Edmund Dunning, American Cor so! | KOjre ’ ¿ut more marvelous even than went on to Mrs. Alexanders at Milan; Mrs Louis Hamburger. George P. ® voice was the faith of tiite
Nordecai. A H Selwyn, J. J. Toomey, and ctJ“heroic conviction with which
THE RUBAIYAT IN TABLEAUX.
Benefit Given for the Southern Indus*
trial Educational Association.
For the benefit of the Southern Indus trial Educational Association the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was read by
| M. Coquelin took up his work. Adieu, my friend, to whom I owe so much. I never
gave you the pages was moved to see you
A Mendelssohn Memorial Programme Miss Schnltzer the Soloist.
The Philharmonic Soctetv joins the celebration of the Mendelssohn centenary in
its concerts this week, of which the first ¡George Riddle and illustrated by tab ...................
given yesterday afternoon in Carnegie ! leaux yesterday afternoon in the large j and * Mr.'and Mrs. W. II. Whittaker.^
Hall Tlie programme comprised the! ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria. The| PENNSYLVANIA (Hamburg)-Miss_KatheHn
nd Mrs. J. P. Andrews. Allan S. Bain .Ernest j consoled. I
,. Burndrett, Mr. and Mrs. H. Cho\el, Chanes noem and I W
VmSVk MrV^dmMr?n'L‘r,oqn, ! ?o° them an importance ToouMnot
acv A H Stanley Mrs. w. J. Sutherland, I understand. These pages of Chanticler ¿Peon: L»TS Winslow. ! which you touched even on 'the mornlns
among your papers. He alone shall decide their destiny.”
Italian symphony and the overture. the [ tableaux illustrated the first, seventh, j T. ^¡*5 Margaret A^ngtry!Fand
scherzo the nocturne ^N?ght s | twelfth, seventeenth, thirty-fifth, forty- j Lilli^Rohdei
Dream ” music. Miss' Germaine Schnitger | third, forty-sixth, fifty-eighth, sixty-
was the soloist, and played Schumann s piano concerto.
This music of Mendelssohn's is rather a riifekv undertaking for the Philharmonic in its present state of discipline. His chiseled phrases need the most perfect enunciation and the most finished ensemble. The opening allegro of the symphony, the overture, and tlie nocturne, all of which Mr. Safonoff took at a very rapid pace, were treated rather heavily, and there Iwas a good deal more of roughness and lack of precision than the music can well stand. To make up for this there was much of the freshness of spirit and buoyancy of rhythm that belong to it; and tlie* audience evidently enjoyed the opportunity of hearing again Mendelssohn’s finely and fastidiously wrought symphony; it has life and brilliancy and pleasing- melodiousness which time and I neglect have not. robbed it of, even for
ears attuned to the things of to-day.
Miss Schnitzer, who first appeared in ! Now York two years ago. has gained • ripeness and finish in her playing. She ! views Schumann's concerto not as a piece 1 for the display of a virtuoso’s fleetness i and brilliancy, but as what it is.-poetically and romantically conceived music; and i in this spirit she played it. Her tone i sounded at times thin and shallow, but j she did her best to make It sing and to I reach the deeper level of Schumann’s heartfelt expression. Her technique is clear and expert, and her playing is rhythmically elastic. It was an agreeable performance and gave pleasure.
LAST NIGHT’S OPERAS.
“Rigoletto” Given at the Manhattan I and “ La Wally ” at the Metropolitan.
Maurice Renaud repeated his impersonation of the Jester in ‘‘Rigoletto” at
| the Manhattan Opera House last night. Mr. Renaud was in unusually good voice ; and was warmly applauded.
Mr. Constantino was the Duke, and Mine. Tetrazzini sang the role of Gilda. Mr. Companini conducted. There was a large audience.
44 Da Wally,” with Miss Emmy Destinn,
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eighth, eighty-second, ninetieth, and 112th quatrains, and were highly effective in color effects and beautiful poses.
Those posing in the order of the quatrains given were:
Robert S. Talmage; the Misses Gladys and Harriet Clarkson. Eleanor Dupignac, and Lieut. Torney; Miss Amelia Hall and Woodward Zoigler; Mrs. Ludwell Alexander. Miss Lulu Ceballos,, and Griswold A. Thompson; Miss Mildie.i Eagle and Randolph Beadleston; Mrs. Roger Williams; Randolph Beadleston. Allan Lee Walker, Mary Aldrich, Eleanor Dubois, Lena Curtis, Hildcgarde Turle, Varvara Pupln, Thomas Mcllvaine, Col. William de H. Washington, Stanley Thorpe, and the Misses Nancy Harrison. Florence Murphy, Ella M. Lindley, Margaret Van Wyck. Laura Dayton, Grace Cuyler, Grace H. Jenkins, Miss Gardner, Mrs. Thomas Mcllvaine. and Master William Niles.
Senor Guetary sang several songs between the tableaux. There was a sale of Persian books, perfumes, embroideries, and confections, and the whole entertainment and sale netted several thousand dollars.
Among the patronesses and patrons were;
Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Ajiderton, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Atterbury, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Berwind, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Brooks, Sir Purdon and Lady Clarke. Mr. and Mrs. John Claflin, Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus H. Dodge. Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Dominick, Mrs. Camden C. Dike. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ely. the Right Rev. and Mrs. David Greer, Miss Helen Gould. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Harriman. Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus T. Kirby. Mrs. Ambrose c. Kingsland, Dr. and Mrs. Eliott Lang-staff, the Hon. and Mrs. Seth Low. Mr. and Mis. Brander Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Noyes, tlie Rev. Francis L. Patton. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Low Pierrepont, Mrs. Sidney D. Ripley, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson. Miss Cornelia Robb, the Rev. and Mrs. Ernest Stires, Dr. and Mrs. J. Montfort Schley, Mrs. Elliott Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Waterbury, and Mrs. J. Kearney Warren.
Among the ushers were the Misses Katharine Schley, Thyrza Benson, Julia Delmonieo, and Dorothy Wilde.
DANCE AT MRS. ALEXANDER’S.
Riccardo Martin, and Pasquale Amato, FntpPtflin<s in Honor of Her Daughter
was the opera at the Metropolitan. entertains in nonor 01 ne augrue ,
Mr. Toscanini conducted.
REST FOR MISS BURKE.
Cancels Her Hartford Engagement Because of Blood Poisoning.
Special to The Nezv York Times.
SPRINGFIELD, Mars., Jan. 29.—Miss Billie Burke, the actress, who Is suffering from blood poisoning in her hand, to-day canceled her engagement in *’ Dove Watches ” in Hartford and went to Boston in the care of a New York specialist. Most of the company returned to Now York this afternoon.
If Miss Burke’s condition permits the Boston engagement will open next week. It is believed by her physician that she will soon recover.
Here’s “ The Girl from Rector’s.”
TRENTON, Jan. 29.—44 The Girl from Rectors,” was presented for the first time on any stage at the Taylor Opera House to-night. It is an adaptation by Paul M. Potter of Pierre Veber’s 44 Loute.” In the east are Violet Dale, Nena Blake, Elita Prcetor Otis, Nella Webb, the Constantine sisters, Herbert Carr, and Max Freeman. It goes to Weber's Theatre in New York on Monday night. *
Miss Marlowe Coming to Daly’s.
Julia Marlowe will play her annual New York reason under the management of the Shuberts at Daly’s Theatre, beginning Monday evening, Feb. 15, immediately following William Faversham’s engagement at that theatre. Miss Marlowe will appear in ‘‘ Tlie Goddess of Reason,” the new poetic drama of the French Revolution, by Mary Johnston.
Miss lllington Returns to California.
Miss Margaret lllington, (Mrs. Daniel Frohman,) who came from California ten days ago, returned to the Pacific Coast yesterday, her physicians having noted that her recoverey was not complete, and that she was yet far from well—although when she left the coast she thought she had fully recovered. She will remain in lower California a month, and will be later joined there by her husband.
Katharine Kallrad. who was cast by the Lieblers for the ieading part in the new play, 44 The Strong People,” in which Arnold Daly is starring, is now with William Farnum in 44 The Renegade.”
Charles Stevenson will have one of the leading roles in Marion Crawford’s new play, 44 The White Sister,” which opens at Binghamton on Feb. 8. The star is Viola Allen.
About 100 members of the Catholic Club will attend the performance of 44 The Blue Mouse ” at the Lyric on Tuesday evening in honor of Harrv Connor, who plays thè leading role. After the play there will be supper In the club rooms.
A 44 ’Possum Song ” sung by May Madden will be interpolated in 44 The Queen of the Moulin Rouge ” at the Circle Theatre next Monday.;
Mr»; Annie Teamans, who is ill of pneumonia at Ahe Hotel Gerard, was said laat night to bo' inuch improved.'
Blanche Ring, who takes pert ht e walla !t act of ” The Merry Widow a**
Bthe first , Davit.” .
night os the atege
Miss Harriet Alexander.
Miss Eckstein to Wed A. B. Nathan.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Eckstein of New j hig’ successfui formation of the Interna
Edward L. Fuller.
Special to The New York Times. SCRANTON, Jan. 29.—Edward D. Fuller, known as 44 The Salt King ” through
Brighton, S. I., announce the engage- 1 ^jona] gaj^ Company, died of apoplexy
ment of their daughter, Miss Beatrice j to-day at Augusta. Ga.. jvhere he went
Fckstem to Alfred B. Nathan, a New | for his health. He was 57 years old He
Eckstein, to Aiueu Was President of the Retsof Mining Com-
Mrs. Joseph Ferris Simmons will give a pr„uc„,,
bridge and tea on Feb. 3 at the Plaza chased the western Maryland Railroad
pany, Empire Limestone Company, and a Director of the Western Railroad Mining Company. He was a member of the Union League. Lawyers, City, and New York Yacht Clubs. He practicaUy pur:
Mr. and Mrs. Ernesto G. Fabbri will give a dinner to-night ;t their residence,
East Sixty-second Lireet.
Mrs. Philip Lydig, at 38 East ©nd Street, will also give a large dinnei this evening. -
Merritt Wyatt will give a theatre P^ty to-night followed by supper and dancing, for Miss Emily Dearborn Ayres.
Mrs. George G. Heye will give a junch-eoji of thirty-six covers to-day at 66< Mad-ison Avenue.
Mrs. Charles Dickey gave a dinner last night at her home, 3. East rift>--first, Street, for twenty young people. This was the last of a series of dinners which Mrs. Dickey has been giving.
Miss Ethel Roosevelt is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Alexander, and will remain in New \ork until Tuesday.
Mrs W. T. Floyd of 15 East Tenth Street will give a card party on Feb. 4 at the Plaza.
A Columbia University dance and supper for 300 guests will be given on Feb. u at the Plaza.
for George* J. Gould.
Henderson Cremeans Dies at 115.
WHEELING, West Va., Jan. 29,—Henderson Cremeans, known to be the oldest man In West Virginia, died to-day at the home of his grandson, Clark Cremeans, near Point Pleasant, aged 115 years. Death was caused by a fall on his way home from the grocery store. Ills mother died at 120, his wife at 101.
Mrs. ANNA RUTHKRFURD. wife of the Rev. William Walton Rutherfurd, died suddenly of pneumonia at her residence, 14 East Seventy-fourth Street, early yesterday morning. Mrs. Rutherfurd was born in New York, and was the daughter of the late Dr. William H. Jackson. She was a member of the Colony Club and the Colonial Dames of America. Her husband and her mother survive her.
ALICE GORDON MILLS, wife or Benjamin B. Morrison, died at the horn.? of her father, William J. Mills, a former Supervisor of Kings County., at 90 Hewes Street, Brooklyn, on Thursday. She was born in 1S70. ller husband, two daughters, her parents, and two brothers survive her.
THOMAS P. EGAN, an examiner of ac-rtment in Brooklyn
Assistant Surgeon CHARLES G. ALDERMAN. U. S. N.. died from pulmonary trouble at Lebanon, Penn., yesterday.
LEANDER REMINGTON PECK of Providence; R. I., a wool merchant and President of the Asa Peck Company, died on Thursday at the Parade Street Hospital, that city, to which he had been taken last Saturday for an operation for appendicitis. He leaves a wife and two children, Frederick S. Peck and Mrs. Frank N. Phillips of Providence. Mr. Peck was 68 years old.
JAMES M. EDWARDS Is dead in Toledo, Ohio. He was 94 years old. His father, Ebenezer Edwards, was one of the Acton minute men in the Battle of Concord Bridge, and served all through the Revolution.
Miss LYDIA M. MORGAN, one of the proprietors of the Hotel Brunswick, at Asbury Park. N. J., died In Philadelphia on Thursday, after several months’ illness. Her father was Lewis M. Morgan, the original proprietor of the hotel.
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SILVESTRE E. SPEAR of the National Meter Company died at his home. 1,068 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, on Thursday, of pneumonia, in his seventieth year. He leaves a widow and a daughter.
LEWIS W. SEAMAN, a building contracto-died on Thursday at his home, 147 Park Avenue. Rockville Centre. L. I., in his sixty-fourth year. Among the buildings constructed by him was tye Bedford Avenue Young Men’s Christian Association Building.
THOMAS P. EGAN, an examiner of accounts in the Brooklyn Fire Department, is dead of heart failure in his home. 96 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, In his sixty-third year.
HORATIO ROOT WILCOX, one of the oldest and • best-known residents of Middletown. N. Y., died at his home in that city on Thursday after a short illness. He was one of .the first wool hat manufacturers In Middletown. He was one of the organizers and later become President of the Middletown Gas Company.
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Gayford to Hugn D. Catty. FARRELL-TOWEY.—Jan. 27.
Towey to J. Joseph Farrell.
HAGGERTY—CORBETT.—Jan. 27, Katherine Corbett to Michael Haggerty.
M. ! CAVA N AGH. —323 Elm St.. Newark. N. J.«
j Jan. 27, Philip T. Cavanagh, aged 17. *
V. | CECIRE.— East New Durham, N. J., Jan. 29. Teresina Ceeire. Funeral to-morrow. CLANCY.— 2J5 1st St.. Jersey City. Jan. 29. Patrick Clancy, aged 44.
Bertram M. Manne.
PETRICK—McCOY.—Jan. 28. Jersey Pity. Flor ence McCov to ’William id. Petriek. RAWAK-NEW.-Jan. 18, Mabel E. New George Rawak.
to : CLARK.—*505 New York ! Jan. 28. .Martin Clark.
N. J., Jan.
Agnes M. Coryell.
COYLE—504 Cates Aw, Brooklyn,
Martha H. Coyle.
CRONK—1.048 Tavlor Av., Van Nest. Jan. 27, Volney O. Cronk.
! CURTIN—194 East 76th St.. Jan. 28. Annie Funeral to-dav, 10 A. M.
J77 inbn St., Jan. 28, Marcella Daly,. 77. Funeral. Feb. 1.
ACKERMAN—Suddenly, <Sn Wednesday. Jan. j 27, at his residence, in Larchmont Manor, d N. Y.. Lawrence Lafayette, beloved hus- !
band of Elizabeth Ackerman. Funeral ser- DF.GN\N -109 Cottaae St Jersey Citv Jan. vice will be held at his late residence. Uhlf Jera^ C,t>’ Jan*
Beach Aw. Larchmont Manor, N. T-. on \ Degi.an.
Saturday, Jan 30. upon the arrival of the | DE PERALES—117 Vest 7?d St., Jan. train leaving Grand Central Station at 1:06; Leonora De Perales. Funeral to-day, 11 A.M. P. M., (Lexington Av. terminal.) Car- I DE VORE—88 Houston St Newark, N. J., liages in waiting at Larchmont. Interment, jan 28 John De Vore £ 42
at convenience of the family. i DORT-Canaisie, L. I., ’ JaV 28. H-nrietta
BERGEN—At Bronxville. N. Y., Jan. 28. 1909. Dort.
Joanna N., wife of Jacob W. Bergen, aged 69 years. Funeral service* will be held at First Reformed Church, 7th Av. and Carroll St., Brooklyn, N. Y , on Saturday, Jan. SO,
at 11 A. M.
Jan. 2S. Thomas
St.. Jersey City,
DOYLE—128 W*st !2Sth St.,
Doyle. Funeral to-day.
DURKEN—412 Montgomery Jan.* 29. James Durken.
CARLE—Harrison. N. Y.. Jan. 29. 1909. Ellen EGGERT—4il East 137th St., Jan. 28, Henry
T., widow of Gen. James Carle, in her 74th y Eggert, aged 73.
year. Funeral private. Binghamton. N. Y., . FLETCHER—Plainfield. N. J.. Jan. 28. Laura
papers please copy. \ E. Fletci.er. Funual to-day, 2:30 P. M.
CHENEY—At Messina. Sicily Italy. Dec. 28. | FLOOD—1,71 i Popham Av., Jan. 27, Anna L.
life eternal Ar- Fitiod. Funeral to-day.
Mrs. "William Douprlas Sloane gave a <3in- f.ounts for the Fire Departnv nor last night at her residence, 2 Wes. ailcj Queens, died on Thursday
Fifty-Second Street, followed by music, his home, 96 Quincy Street, -----
for which a few additional guests were in- I was born in Manhattan, Aug. 5, vited Mme. Serribrich sang. leaves a widow and two daughtiys.
Mr and Mrs. Franklin Remington and Miss Ruth Willets are at 36 W est Fifty-niftth Street for the Winter.
and Mrs. James Ditmas Remsen
have* taken an apartment at Hatfield House, 103 East Twenty-ninth Street, for the rest of the Winter.
Mrs. C. B. Alexander gave a cotillion last night at her residence. 4 WeSt Fifty-eighth Street. Mrs. Alexander, in white net with silver embroidery; Miss Harriet Alexander, in pink, and Miss Janetta Alexander, in white, received the guests at the entrance of the ballroom.
At 11 o’clock the cotillion, led by Worthington Whitehouse, was started. Franko’3 J Orcehstra played. The favors were opera j glasses, quill pens, fancy candy boxes, j hatpins, picture frames, match boxes, and fans. At 1 o’clock there was a seated supper in the Louis XV. room, the tables being decorated with • American Beauty and white roses. There were sixty eouptes. General dancing followed until 2 o’ciock, when breakfast was served in the dining room.
Among the guests Invited were:
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, who came up from Washington; Lady Evelyn Gray, who is visiting Mrs. John J. McCook; Lady Paget and her son, Albert Paget; Lord Anglesey, Count Torok, Prince Graetz, Mr. Von Stumm, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, Frederick Townsend Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Ripley, Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goelet, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gerry. Mr. and Mrs. John Cross, Mrs. Vanderbilt, Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Iselln, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Ronalds, the Misses Martha McCook and Martha Bacon of Washington, Mabel Gerry, Pauline Riggs, Evelyn Marshall. Eleanor Whitridge, Gwendolyn Burden, Eleanor Ripley, Helen Coster, Eleanor Alexander, Jean Delano, Cary Louise Munn, Ellen Rogers, Carol Harriman, Maude Shepherd. Cornelia Landon; Mary Curtis, Dorothy Whitney, Ruth Twombly, Elizabeth Latimer, and Edith Kane.
Edmund Rogers, Kenneth Budd, William
GEORGE E. "WALDO, the nine-year-old son of ex-Congressman Waldo of the Fifth District, Brooklyn, died at the home of his parents, 229 East Eighteenth Street, Brooklyn, yesterday of paralysis.
Mrs. ELLEN WELLES, widow of Henry William Johnson, died at her home, 154 Decatur Street. Brooklyn, on Thursday. She was an active member of the Dorcas Society on the Heights.
Mrs. EUSTACE DE CORDOVA died yesterday at 1 o’clock in her apartments at the An-
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FdnTund G. Vaughan, and attend the car- Jamaica. West Indies. She leaves a hus-nival festivities . • band and children. Cyril, Ethel, and Arthur
Mrs. Samuel M. Jarvis, who has been spending some time in France, sailed on Ian ”0 on the Navarre irom Havre for Havana. She will visit her daughter, Mrs,
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at Messina, and his beloved wife. Laura., LORIO. 62 Macdougai^ St., Jan. -8, I.ambina Pfeiffer Cheney. Funeral services at Trin-! I’lorio. Funeral to-day. itv Church. New Haven. Conn.. Saturday : GEARY.—334 Degraw St.. Brooklyn, Jan. 28, afternoon, Jan. 30. at 2:30 o’clock. Friends f Margaret Geary/ aged 9!.
are requested not to send flowers. } GERDER-LISl Belford Av.. Brooklvn. Jan.
COOMBS.—At her residence. Wakefield. R. T.. , 29. Cf ncordia Gerties. Funeral to-dav.
Jan. 29. Elisabeth De Witt Robinson, wife ! GOODWIN.—Montclair, N. J., Jan. 28, Samuel of William H. Coombs and daughter of the I Goodwin, aged 75.
late Jeremiah Po.ter Robinson. Funeral at | GRIFFITHS.- 2ol East 111th St., Jan. 28,-
Wakefield Monday morning.
DANIELSON.—Jan. 29. 1909, Conrp.do Danielson. aged 27 years. Body lying at The Funeral Church, 241 West 23d St., (Campbell Building.) Notice of funeral later.
Annie G: ifilths. GRFNDMAN.—Union Hill, Margaret Grimdnr.an. QUTLMPEL.—32i East 156th Henry Guerirel. aged 77.
Porto Rico papers please copy.
! HAMILTON.—103 Grace St., Jersey City, Jan.
DE BEYOISE.—On Jan. 28. 1909. Michael C. De Bevoise, in his 87rh year. Relatives ' and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services at his late residence. 278 New York Avenue. Brooklvn, on Saturday afternoon at 2 P. M. Kindly omit flowers.
DE CORDOVA.—Annie m.. beloved wife of Eustace De Cordova, on Friday. Jan. 29. in the o5th year of her age. Funeral service
28. Robert Hamilton.
liAUCK.—282 West 11th St., Jan. 29, Catherine Hauck
IIAVERTY -209 East 57th St., Jan. 28, Jam?» T. Haverty.
HEISER.—Bellevue Hospital, Jan. 27, Emit Helscr. Funeral to-morrow.
IIERBST.—Jan. 27. Flora Herbst. Funeral 156 East 105th St.
HOPPER.—Hackensack. N. J.. Jan. 28. Ellen
.. , . „ j M. Hopper. Funeral to-morrow, 2 P. M.
at her late residence the Ansonla Hotel, IROxsIDE.-Brunswick Home, Jan. 27. Jame* Sunday morning, Jan. 31. at 10:30 o clock. ironside, aged 02*
DIXCY.-On Thursday. Jan. 28. 1909. at East j IRVING.—Jan. 27, Mary J. Irving. Funeral 171 Orange. N. J.. after a short illness. Mary, stli Av. to-day. 8 A. II-Kate Davis Dixcy, widow of the late T. B. j JOHNSON.—Jan. 28. Ellen Johnson, aged 72. P. Dixcy of Philadelphia. A short service Fuheral 117th St. and Lexington Av.
for the friends of the family will he held at to-day.
the residence of Mrs. J. H. Lindsley 440 JOHNSON1.*4 Decatur St ..Brooklyn .Jan .29.
William St.. East Drang* on Saturday. I • E]lin w Johnson.
Jan. 30, at 10 o’clock A. M. Fml'wai s»r- Kelly.-284 Monmouth St.. Jersev City. Jan. ’
•vices at St. Stephen s Church. Philadelphia, j ^ Mary A. Keliv.
Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment (lamPE.—L502 De Kalb Av., Biooklyn. Jan. 28. private. I Charles Lampe. aged 70.
FARON.—On Thursday morning. Jan. 28. 1909, ; LEONARD.-§41 East 4th St., Brooklyn. Jan. Catharine C. Faron, wife of the late Ed- I 28. Susan M. Leonard.
ward Faron. Funeral service will be held McBRIEN.—73 Morton St., Jan. 27. Edward C,
at the residence of Mrs. Jessie L. Parsons. | McBrien. aged 7T
640 Park Av.. East Oramre. N. J.. Saturday McEVlLLY.—422 West End Av.. Jan. 27. James
afternoon. Jan. 30. at 3 o’clock. j McEviHy. aged 40.
FITCH.—On Jan. 28. 1909. Frances Rose, aged , mEISENBACHER.—36 Gable St.. Newark. N.; 15 years and 7 months, daughter of Mr. } j.. Jan. 29. Anna Meisenbacher. aged 19.
and Mrs. Francis Fitch. Funeral services | MIMICK.—2<tO East 46th St.. Jan. 28. Frederick at All Angels’ Church. West End Av. and | j. Mimick. Funeral to-day, 9:30 A. M.
81st St.. Saturday, Jan. 30. at 1:45 _P. M. NEIT%—218 13th St., Brookl;.n, Jau. 27. Cathe-
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LORD.—On Friday. Jan. 29, 1909. Josephine Gillet, widow of Franklin Butler Lord and daughter of the late Joseph Gillet. all of this citv. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas's Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
MORRISON.—On Thursday, Jan. 28, 1909, John Morrison, in thé 75th year of hi* age. Funeral services from his late residence. 206 West 82d St., on Sunday. Jan. 31, 1909, at 2 P. M. Interment Evergreen».
RANDALL.—At Virginia Beach, Va.. on Thursday, Jan. 28. 1909. Cornelia Marcy, daughter of the late John and Sarah A. Randall. Funeral from the Church of the Holy Communion. 6th Av. and 20th St.. on Saturday, the 30th Inst., at 10:30 A. M.
RUTIIERFTJRD.—Suddenly, of pneumonia, at her residence. 14 East 74th 8t.. on Friday morning, Jan. 29, Anna, wife of the Rev. William Walton Rutherfurd and daughter of Katharine Robert and the late Dr. Wll1-iam H. Jackson. Funeral services at Trinity Church, Wall St.. on Monday, Feb. 1, at 10 o'clock.
THURMAN.-On Jan. 29, Henry Philip Thur-l/.an. Services at the Funeral Church. 241 West 23d St., (Campbell Building,) Saturday 12 o’clock.
WALTERS.—At her late residence. 83 West
fine Neil, ac.rd 72.
NOSCO.—179 Avenue A. Jan. 28. EHzabet.ll Nosco. Funeral td-morrow, 1 P. M. PARTRIDGE—349 Logan St.. Brooklyn. Jan.
27. Man' Partridge, aged 75.
ROBERTS.—207 Stamford St.. Jan. 2S. Joh»K
C. Roberts, aged 39.
RYAN.—809 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, Jane
28. Maurice Ryan, aged 43.
SANDFORD.—Eatontown. N. J., Jan. ST,
Charles H. Sandford. aged 55.
SEAMAN.—Rockville Centre. L. I.,
Lewis W. Seaman, aged 65.
SENIOR—968 Gates Av., Brooklyn.
Mary A. Senior.
SHEERIN.—558 West 184th St.. Jan.
SMITH.—163 Warren St., Brooklyn.
Julia V. Smith.
SPEAR.—1.066 Halsey St., Brooklyn, Jan. £8, Silvanus E. Spear.
SULLIVAN—270 Highland Av.. Newark. N.
J.. Jan. 28. Mary J. Sullivan.
TOMPKINS.—30 Lafayette Av.. Kingston. N.
Y.. Jan. 28. Margaret Tompkins. . TROY.—68 Fainnount Av., Newark, N. J.. Jan.
?9, Joseph P. Trov.
VOSE.-223 West 120th St.. Jan. £7. R >in*>y C. Vose.
WALDO.—2°rt East 18th St.. Brooklyn. Jan. 2& George E. Waldo, aged 9.
WAX MAKER.—78^ O^den St.. Newark. N. J.,
Jan. 29. 27. Iren»
.Ten. 29. John
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119th St., Sarah White Walters, beloved WILLETT.—9 Grove St., Newark. N. J., Jan.
wife of Charles F. Walters. Notice of funeral hereafter.
WARD.—Suddenly, on Fridty. Jan. 29. 1909. Margaretta M. Ward, daughter of the late Dr. Thomas and Margaretta Lorillard Ward. Funeral services at Trinity Chapel. 25th St.. near Broadway, on Monday. Feb. 1, at 10 A. M. Interment at Woodlawn.
WEAVER.—Suddenly. Jan. 28. at his late home. 191 Maple St.. Richmond Hill, L. I., in his 63d year. Funeral services at his late residence Saturday evening. Jan. 30. 7:30 P. M. Interment private.
WILCOX.—Jan. 28, 1909, at hi» home at Middletown, N. Y.. Horatio Root Wilcox. In the 90th year of hie age. Funeral private.
WOOD.—George W. Wood, on the 25th Inst., at nis late residence at Kingston. N. J., beloved husband of Martha W. B. Wood.
29, James S. Willett, aged 32.
HARRINGTON.—Mass, John J. Harrl"gton. St. John Chrysostom’s Church, to-da.v. 10 A. M.
O’CONNOR.—Mast. Bridget O’Connor. Church of the Holy Rosarv, to-day. 19 A. M. DONAHUE.—Mass Agnes Donahue, St. James’s Church. Newark. N. .T.. to-dav. S A. M. GLEESON.—Mass, Johanna Gleeson. Church of St. Francis de Sales, to-day, 9 A. M.
ADELMANN.—690 Bushwick Av., Brooklyn. Jan. 29. John J. Adelmann. Funeral tomorrow.
ALBRIGHT.—241 West 113th St., Jan. 28. Charles H. Albright. Funeral to-morrow, 10 A. M.
AUSER.—Port Chester, N. Y., Jan. 27, Lavtna Auser, aged 86. Funeral to-day. BKOMAN.—Sonyea, N. Y.. Jan. 27. Margaret Broman, aged 22.
BUTLER.—29 Mill Road, Jersey City, Jan. 29, Jennie Butler.
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Brooklyn. Jan. 29.
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