II BROOKLYN LIFE. Mrs. Payne Returns by the Espagne. Mrs.. Jessica Lozier Payne, who has been in Europe for six weeks, returned by the French liner Espagne last week. This boat, because of its size and importance, was the one specially sought as prey by the German submarines, who were busily engaged in their sinister work off the coast of Nantucket. But the Espagne, warned by wireless from Cape Race of the fate of other ships of the Allies just as she was entering the field of operations, changed her, course and fled south, and not until well out of the beaten route did she dare to turn inshore to seek the safety of the three-mile zone of the U.S.A. The passengers were not informed of the actual danger, but were warned to prepare for trouble and were given their places in the lifeboats so there should be no confusion if it became necessary to abandon the ship. The general feeling was one. of anxiety, but there was no special excitement, every one seemed cool and ready for whatever might happen. Among the passengers were many people of note Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, Mme. Lina Cavalieri, M. Dal-morez and the Comte D'Harcourt were most prominent. Sorosis Member Entertains for Mrs. Payne in London. Mrs. Payne had small time for social festivities - while abroad; her mission was an important one and there were only a few odd moments when she could enjoy her friends. But while in London Mrs. Webster Glynes, a former president of Sorosis, the, New York Club of which Mrs. Payne is a member, gave a tea at the Lyceum Club in Piccadilly to present Mrs. Payne to the members of the American Woman's Club of London. Mrs. Marion Ryan, a journalist on the Daily Mail, gave a tea at her apartment at which prominent women writers and feminists were invited to meet Mrs. ayne, and Major and Mrs. George Crager of New York gave a dinner for Mrs. Payne at the Carlton Hotel. In Paris Mrs. Payne dined one evening with the Princess de 'Metsohersky, who devotes herself to the wounded soldiers, and was also the guest one evening of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kemp, whose beautiful home is the Paris' base -for the American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps. A trained observer like Mrs. Payne can get a great deal of information in a very short time, and the story of her actual experiences, while traveling in the countries now at war, should give a new value, as well as added interest, to her talks on Current Topics, which she gives at the Academy. Dalzell-Baxter Wedding a Quiet One. Owing to the very recent death of Mr. Fred B. Dalzell, the marriage of Mr. Dalzell, Jr., to Miss Claire Baxter was solemnized very quietly at noon on Saturday pf last week. Miss Baxter is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baxter of 1721 Ditmas Avenue and her wedding took place at her home, with only members of the two families present at the ceremony and wedding breakfast following. She was married, in her traveling gown of dark blue velvet trimmed with moleskin, with which she wore a dark blue hat to match and carried orchids and lilies-of-the-valley. The costume was "most becoming to her striking blond coloring. There were Ho attendants at the wedding, at which the Rev. Robert Moore of St. Mark's M.E. Church officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Dalzell will reside in Cranston Court at 315 Eighth Avenue. it. - i - - The Ballet Russe Goes Under the Sea. It seemed last season as if the Ballet Russe had left no new change to be rung on the expression of its colorful activities. Remained, nevertheless, the depths of the sea as a setting for the dancing and miming of this wonderful de Diag- "hileff troupe. Thither the Russians betook themselves in "Sadko" on Monday evening, when the second season in this country was opened at the Manhattan Opera House and once wore there was no end of delight for both eye and ear. Although this "fantastic ballet" from the Rimsky-Korsakow opera of the same name is merely an epsiode of quite moderate length, it is filled to overflowing with movement and color and all in all is one of the most delightful of the dozen or more offerings of the Ballet Russe on the American stage. It is well calculated, in fact, to please many who will fail to see at first more's the pity the extraordinary artistic value of such vastly superior ballets as "L'Oiseau de Feu" and "Petrouchka." In short, "Sadko" is an extremely diverting novelty which lends further variety to an already varied repertoire. As a spectacle it is most gorgeous. In its suggestion of submarine hues of water, fish, crustaceans and vegetable life it is commendabiy so; one senses the depths of the sea and this feeling is helped materially by the flow of much of the music and an almost continuous waving of arms as if there were an impelling current. The huge audience gave every evidence of liking "Sadko" and also the preceding entr'acte symphoniQue, "Le Coq d'Or," by the same composer whose really wonderful "Scheherazade" brought the evening to a brilliant close. The other repetitions, "Les Sylphides" and "Le Spectre de la Rose," completed a finely balanced opening bill. With such a start the all too short season of a fortnight ought to have a sensational course. Certainly it deserves it; for the Ballet Russe is an absolutely unique attraction of the highest artistic merit. Mr. Robert T. Sixer Marries Miss Foster. Miss Emmaleria Sizer was one of the bridesmaids at the marriage of her brother, Mr. Robert Theodore Sizer, to Miss Caroline W. Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. W. Foster of Charles River Village, Mass., which took place on Saturday in Dover, Mass. The bridegroom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ryland Sizer of East Seventy-third Street, Manhattan, is a Harvard graduate. He and his bride will make their home at 1126 Lexington Avenue. . Brooklynites Attend Anniversary at Washington, Conn. General and Mrs. Horatio C. King have just returned to their home, 75 Willow Street, after spending a very interesting summer. After a fortnight at Lake Mohonk, they went to Washington, Conn., to attend the Centennial Anniversary of Mr. Frederick W. Gunn, master and founder of the Gunnery School. Mr. Eric Rossiter of Manhattan and Dr. Richard Burton of Minnesota, both former Gunnery boys, made splendid addresses at the memorial meeting. The exercises were attended by a number of Brook-lynites and many others closely associated with this borough. Those present included Dr. and Mrs. Rossiter W. Raymond, Miss Susan Raymond, Mrs. Henry W. B. Howard, Mrs. E. M. Vaill, Mrs. William L Van Sinderen, Miss Alice Brins-made, Miss Amy Kenyon, Mrs. Edward, L. Sayre, Mrs. W. L. Beach, Mrs. Walter S. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Logan, Jr., and Mrs. William Hamilton Gibson, formerly of Brooklyn and the widow of the artist who wrote and illustrated the book called "The Master of the Gunnery." "Safety First the Princeton Show, is a Musical Comedy. ' The annual production of the Princeton Triangle Club, which we announced last week would be given at the Academy on Tuesday evening, the nineteenth of December, will be a, musical comedy, "Safety First." Mr. John Frederick Bohmfalk of Manhattan and Mr. John Biggs of Wilmington wrote the book; Mr. F. Warburton Guilbert of Manhattan, who wrote most of the music for last season's show, will do the .same for this, and Mr. Scott Fitzgerald of St. Paul, Minn., is writing the lyrics. The King-Stephcnsoft Wedding at Orient, L.I. Saturday afternoon, the seventh of October, one of the loveliest of autumn days, proved ideal for the marriage of Miss Ruth Stephenson, daughter of Mrs. Mary M. Stephenson of 300 Stuyvesant Avenue, and Mr. Beverly Sedgwick King of White Plains, N.Y., and Cutchogue, L.I., which was solemnized on the spacious porch of The Cedars, the country home of the bride at Orient, L.I. A bower of autumnal foliage and wild flowers provided the setting for this out-of-door wedding, one of the prettiest of the October ceremonies. In the processional the bride, gowned in white princess lace and net trimmed with white satin, and carrying a shower bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley, was accompanied by her brother, Mr. Charles Sing Stephenson. Miss Cora Dan-forth, in orchid satin trimmed with orchid net and silver and carrying pink roses, was maid of honor, and there were two ribbon bearers, Master Robert Gillespie and Master Donald A. Stephenson. Mrs. Stephenson, the bride's mother, who gave her daughter in marriage, wore black satin trimmed with white lace and black jet. Mr. William Wilson Stephenson and Mr. Russell Mollineaux King ushered. The bridegroom's mother, Mrs. Julia Sedgwick King, was in gray satin trimmed with chiffon the same shade. When they return from the Catskills, the bridal couple will reside in White Plains. Honor for Miss Nottnan in Law. Miss Winifred Notman, who was graduated from the New York University Law School last June, with honorable mention, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Notman. It is interesting to note, in the reports, that five of the twenty awards went to women. Miss Notman is now practising in Manhattan. Mrs. Melville Hostess for Miss Jenkins's First Talk. Mrs. Frank Melville, Jr., of 6 Montague Terrace will be the hostess for the" first talk in Miss Hester Donaldson Jen-kins' series of "World Currents," to be given on Tuesday afternoon, the fourteenth of November. "Canada in the War" is her first subject, and the hour is four o'clock. A partial list of patronesses, to which many more names will be added later, includes Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, Mrs. George S. Frank, Miss Florence Starr, Mrs. W. H. Good, Mrs. Alfred T. White, Miss Caroline Camp, Mrs. John Howard Melish, Mrs. Frank Melville, Jr., Mrs. Camden C. Dike, Mrs. Otis Carroll, Mrs. T. W. Reynolds, Miss Bertha Stockwell, Mrs. William D. Buckner, Miss Mary C. Humstone, Mrs. Edward C. Blum, Mrs. Julius Liebman, Mrs. Robert Foote, Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Richard M. Dorsey, Miss Frances Bristol, Mrs. George Notman, Mrs. Benjamin Prince, Mrs. William H. English, Mrs. W. D. Davenport, Mrs. Ernest P. Goodrich, Mrs. Thomas B. Hewitt, Mrs. John D. Lohman, Mrs. J. H. Jourdan, Miss Mabel Simpson, Miss Mary Moore Orr, Miss Mary C. Campbell, Mrs. Edwin Denby, Mrs. H. Edward Dreier and Mrs. John' Howland Lathrop.
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