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NEW YOTHT TBrES. J1'U U USD AT. DEOEMBEK 11, 1913. of Utrr as her finger safety InduaxW ; any Industry tacniase Utose it. We of in i'Jic-tory make than lies to we arrive call industrial speeelag sucii a enduri It , 8tokes exports of of the In a she lukd clock to how nhe one how h finally spited . tike a continued. a little tns.t's You Some these normal . ele-1 we j rapidly the and ' labor we i It out Dow. York ! and ; the , exhibited public . continued will end of Take . Inter Sanl. at special Fire of the each they device. non-breakabie bells and There run-nine work ot the at Ellis and - Gary, General Army committee Central on the the best the last toward In this made at the at the After of the yesterday Street. had a Keen. cash untouched ransacked.' recog married Then he of 342 Klmmeth were after confessed enough that, in have waa the he locate. WRECKERS UNCOYER AARON BURR HOUSE Widening of Varick Street Reveals a Part Which Was "'Later Used as a Theatre. OUTLlKlE OF STAGE SEEN it Had Passed Years Ago to the Uses of a Stable, but the Faded Frescoes Could Be Mads Out. Some visible remnants of Aaron Burr's famous Richmond H1U home were uncovered a few daye ago by the bouse wreckers who are now tearing down the ancient buildings on the east side of Varick Street, between Canal and Car mine Streets. The old place, la Its latter years, waa used as a theatre, and at one time rose to the dignity of aa opera bouse. Several of the oldest Inhabitants In Greenwich Village were on the spot aa the brick fronts of the quaint little bouses between Charlton and Vandam Streets were demolished. , and they aay they could plainly make out the shape of the stage. ! George H. Brennan. who -la an au-l thority on the neighborhood's history j and has In hla cafe on the southwest corner of Varick and Charlton Streets a playbill of the old theatre when It was known aa Miss Kelson' Theatre In 1836, also says that he saw the foundations of the stage, which waa of good size. Hla playbill haa been the most inter esting curiosity which Greenwich Village has furnished for some time, and Mr. Brennan's cafe has become almost as popular a museum as the historic Fifth Ward Hotel waa in earlier days. Mr. Brennan has been a resident of the spot for more than twenty yeara The widening .of the street en the east side, however, caused him1 to move from his former quarters; on., the northeast corner of Varick and. Charlton Streets, a house which was partially frame and brick and which be say could not have been less than 100 years ld.r "Why, the old woodwork." he naid. " was full of band-made nails and that Is eonugh to show its great age and the two frame houses adjoining were Just as old. " Yea, I saw the stage of the old Richmond Hill Theatre," added Mr. Brennan. " Most of it formed a part of a stable fronting on Varick Btreet. A part of the old theatre must have been used for the rear of the stable, for on some or tne oeams were evidences of ancient painting or fresco work. which, perhaps, formed a part of the old theatre decorations. People used to go to tne staDie to see tnese faded decorations and the proprietor always said that his horses occupied a section of the theatre as altered from Aaron Burr's residence." " i The old house was torn down In 1840 ana there has not been such a scene of demolition there since that time as may be seen to-day. Seven entire blocks on the east side of Varick ; Street from Broome to Carmine Street are In the wreckers' hands and five blocks have already been wholly denuded or bouses. Mr. Brennan's playbill of the old the atre wnen it was Known as suss piei-son's theatre bears the date of Nov. 21 1836. It Is framed and in sn excellent state of preservation. Amusements commenced somewhat earlier then than today, and the prices were also cheaper, for the doors opened at 6:30 o'clock, the curiam rose at 7 o clock, while the prices were bO cents for box seats and 23 cents for the pit. Miss Annette Haw-ley Nelson, who was a popular actress for many years, took the management ot ui tneatre in tne Hummer or is.iH The house underwent manv ehaneea ana naa airrerent names rrom its open ing as cne Kicnmona rllii Tneatre tn 1S31 to Its final closing as a playhouse In 1S4& Over the site will soon ba tha reconstructed Varick Street, 100 feet wide, and. at Carmine Street It will con nect wttn the seventh Avenue extension which will be cut through from Eleventh Street. Within a few months the Seventh Avenue subway diggers will be at work beneath the grounds which Mrs. John Adams admired for their attractive garden and handsome trees. Would Forbid .Whisky to Hunters. LANSING, Mich.. Dee. 10. W. p. CIVIC FEDERATION MEETS. To-day's ' Session Devoted ; to Purs Food and Drug Question, - Tha fourteenth snnnsl meeting of the National Clvto Federation wlD open this morning at 10 o'clock at tha Hotel Astor and will eontlau to-morrow and Saturday morning. President Beth TjOw of the association will make tha opening addresa. The association win hear reports at the morning session - from August Belmont. Chairman -of the Department on Compensation for Industrial Accidents and Their Prevention; Miss Maude Wetmore, Chairman of the Woman' Department; Emerson MeMlllm. Chairman of the Department on Regulation of Interstate and Municipal Utilities; Marcus M. Marks. Chairman of the Department on Industrial Mediation Law; Alton B. Parker. Chairman ef the Department on Reform in lgal Procedure; William B. Wllloox. Chairman of the Welfare Department, and Taleott Williams. Chairman of the Committee on Plan and Scope of Survey of Social and Industrial Progress. The sessions of the Federation will be open to the public without ticket. The afternoon session to-day win be devoted to the subject of the regulation of food and drugs. Dr. Harvey. W. Wiley, former Chief of the United States Bureau of Chemistry; his successor. Dr. Carl TU Alsberg; Dr. James U. Wallls, President of the National Association of Food and Dairy Commissioners: Dr. A. D. Melvln. Chief of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry;. Oscar B. McOlasson. President ef the . National Wholesale Grocers Association; John a Wallace. President of the National Drug Trades Conference; Louis Runkel. President ef the American Speciality Manufacturers Association, and others will speak at this session. Both, sessions of the association on Friday will be devoted to the regulation of Industrial corporations. On Saturday morning the Federation will consider the report of Its Commission on tha Operation of State Workman's Compensation Acta. This commission Tin! ted the States of Massachusetts, New Jersey. Michigan, Ohio. Illinois, Wisconsin. Calfornla, Oregon and Washington and studied their, systems of handling the question. Its report contains the re sult of a questionnaire sent to 25.000 employers and workmen in twelve states. COMPARE COMPa4RE 5th Ave., Ex-Capt. Riley Arraigned. Former Police Captain Riley, who was Indicted for connection with District Attorney man's investigation of the ring, pleaded not guilty before Swann In the Court of General yesterday. Ten days time was Riley in which to change his make a motion for the inspection Grand Jury minutes. Acknowledgments. Tara Nkw Tou Times from E. N. E." with Christmas to a poor widow with seven whom the Charity Organisation sppealed; also $1 for the Christmas tree and dinner lor oroa cmMuren. lien's- afternoon walLisg boot, black russis vamp and mixed grey cloth quarters, single sole, saedism aeeL ,. Price $10.00. r Fw am W. Sjsajaaa BsV Broadway at 25th Street, New York Mea lace wslldag boot of dull black i oa a flat ,Jsil itout singls solo medium Price $10.00. 1EED&MRI STERLING, COPPER AND BRONZE DESK SETS. Diamonds, Cold Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Sterling- Silver, Leather, Art

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 11 Dec 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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