The Brooklyn Citizen from Brooklyn, New York on December 28, 1913 · 21
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The Brooklyn Citizen from Brooklyn, New York · 21

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I EASTERN DISTRICT NEWS liny friends of Dr. ! roderlck u I. of Lee avenue Hinl Hooper street, lulcil the celebration of bin thirty- liinhdny nl his home lust Monday II. There was vocal it ml instrumental lie ami n general good time. Or. Nu lls une of tlir lending ninl nuiKt en-1 I-hlt-lic young druggists in this section. I is ii graduate of tlio New York Col-. of Pharmacy of class of iW. and . ii' men iuih nun ni own uriiK Ri'iru, ill lliat time tlio youngest drug re proprietor in ("renter New York. i. 1...... .....l I.P..IUTLI mi iii tlm --icrn l'lsiru-1, w ucre in or . ei . ...pi llis tillable maimer a il l genial liri H- e Iuih won him a host of friends anil all i-oiigrnluhilod him most heartily II wished him man nunc happy birth- Js lo conic. lUrs, Thomas Jones, of No. Kill Taylor i cel. gave a im iisrtnt lor her niece. .Miss- lurgucrilo M. Bergen, ol .no. ' Ieiinc, In Ml Tuesday night. There wnf-largo attendance. Urn. I.. Mil nl ell. of No. :tSl Metro-1 Iilltan aveniie, iiiraiigcl a pleasant cell-, iiljoli in honor of the hirl Inlay of her ill. Joseph, last 1 ucsdar nighl. I Here i plentv of enjoymeiil an. I also a lillntitui. Present were: Miss M. Kncen, i I. Manlcll. S. He l.neiii. Miss I'. Ban ' Mill r t. Miss I . linariiie, ( . I e l'lnlippis. i Armstrong. Mr. ami Mrs. Manlell. M. ! Iloran. Miss M. 1 Miami. Mr. ami Mrs.; lantcll, A. Ascello, .1. mm. It. I Mlano, ' liensi, .1. I.iimiio, .Miss . Chit. I . I.'" hemic. .1 I.eparil. V,. liorch. Miss A. lulihiinl. C. Ailragiia. V. Uensi, M. Sit-1 ino. Miss It. Ilicsol, S. Daiinisc, C. hie- liel. Airs. N, Hicscl, Miss K. Biiiiciilari. ! Iliss I'. (In nine, I.. Manlell. J. Aranco. . Araneo. .Miss K. .Maiitcll ami .missi Manlcll. Mr. ami .Mrs. James Kctfan, of Oalv-i land street, arc spending two weeks in iSilltiinorc. ! The silver wcddinil tmiveiTary of Mr.1 and Mrs. Charles Xellcr. Sr.. of No. 1 .""' i DeKalh avenue, drew to their home last' Tnendny ninht a latc number of their lriends ami relatives. The event was al- so inn tic iiitcriistinx hy the fiftieth birth-; day of Mrs. Xellcr. Then- were many line Kit's and plenty of merriment. ','v- oral nolos were sum; by Otto S -hull. The jjiicMs were Mr. ami Mrs. Kssner, Mr.; ii hi! .Mrs. lii-nrei' l-'uclis. Mr. and Mrs.; Charles I .es'liiin-ky. Mr. and Mrs. John Koos, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Koos, John Koos. Mr. n tnl Mrs. John (-. Hoffman, Sir. and Mrs. into S-lmll. Mr. and Mrs. John Purlier, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dily. Mr. and Mr. Chailwick. Mr. and Mrs. Itausch. Mrs. llamuiy. Mrs. l(ionhanor. tins Xellcr. Miss Margaret liosenhaucr, .1. l'n versa (tt. Miss Mildred Daltoii. John Ilofbauer, Miss liose Fredericks. William Xarkey. Miss l-'lorcme Hr.ehliT. Kred Hocli. Miss .Ioseihine llriiiiKi'h. An-Silsl Kiiusch, Miss Louise (inbler. John IIhuuiiii. Miss lOmtna liosenhaucr, Arthur Dily. Miss llarhara Fredericks. C.harlec Dily. Miss Josephine Koos. K.I-miinil Kissner, Miss Mary Koos. I'nsl Hittmlff, Miss Klsie l'bilip Schultz. I'lorenre Leschinsky. Miss Margaret Chadwiek, Charles H. Idler, Jr.. and Misv Lillian Dily. On Tuesday niirht last Harry S. Crawford, Jr.. of ' No. Mm Ilanilniri; avenue, entertained a la rue number of his friends. Ainonn those present were Frederick J. Valker, J. Warren Hcriien. .1. Mortimer KFITH'S FUTURIST IDEA. Marlnettl Will Manage Many New . . r 1 -1T1 1Amm fn Him . Since the announcement of futurist vaudeville In the B. I-'. Keith Ihentres there has been endless speculation tin to the fnturiHl idea of variety which is to be introduced into this country by F. B. MarlneMi, the official spokesman of the movement, with Iieaihiiarter8 in London. B. V. Keith has eiiRarreil Mr. .Mniiuelti to produce a number of futurist vaudeville novelties for trials il) New- York houses in r lit- sprint: ami in n cotiimiiniciitlon to Ihe creator of American vaudeville Ihe Innovator writes apropos of his eoniini; visit tn New- York: "We futurists are profoundly disgusted with the contemporary stiiRe because it stupidity fluctuates between historic re-foilKtruction (pastiche or plagiarism) mid a minute, wearying, photographic reproduction of actuality. We delight in freipuMititiK the nuisle hall or variety theatre, siiiokiiu; concert, circus, cabaret and niirht eluli, which offer tn-dav the only theatrical entertain nt worthy of the' true futmisl spirit. "I'titiirlsin exults the variety theatre because horn tis It were wiin us, ir rori-iiiintely has 110 tradition, no nmstera, 110 ilngum's and subsists on Ihe moment. Th variety theatre is absolutely practical been use it aims nt entertaining ami amusing Ihe public hy performances either comic or startling l the imagination. The authors, nctnrs and mechanics of the varietv theatre exist and con-nuer their difficulties only for one purpose, thai of everlastingly startling by new Inventions. Hence the absolute impossibility of stagnation nr repetition the desperate emulation of brain ami muscle to heat all previous record in agility, speed, strength, complexity and jrace. "The variety theatre offering the most lucrative medium for endless inventive effort most naturally produce, what I enll the futuristic wonder, a product of modern mechanism. It presents eariea-ture jn its fullest form, foolery of the deepest kind, impalpable and dolielotis Irony, absorbing ami decisive, irrepress-Ime'lillaritT, profound analogies between liumnn beings and the animal, the vegefiWe. and the mechanical world; swift revelation of synirlsm a network of originality, sprightly wit, nna and cock-and-bull stories which pleasantly fan' the Intellect. "The variety theatre Is the only kind of theatre where the public doe not remain passive, but participate In the action, iinglng nnd beating time with the orchestra, giving force to the actors words hy unexpected tag nd queer improvised rtlalogue." "TO-DAY" A CENTENARIAN. Inter on Thirteenth Week at the forty-eighth Street Theatre. The hundredth inlleitone in the engagement of George Broadhurt and Abraham richomer'tf Intense dramn of New York life "To-Day," nt the Forty-eighth Street Theatre, will be reached tomorrow evening. Having passed through the troubletoras theatrical time immediately before ChriMiun with a record of box office receipt that excited the envy of competitor "To-Dnv" enters upon It thirteenth week and the holiday period the undisputed dramatic hit of the season and, according 1i some critic, the biggest sueees of the century. . A anlenillil comnsnv has contributed to the eoninlete triuniD of "To-Dy." the east including Edwin Arden, Emily KtevtM, Marie Wainwright Teresa Maxwell Coonrer, Alice Uale, Gus Weinberg, lliarle Pitt. etc. So great has been the demand to see this play that an extra matinee was given last Friday and another will he , . . 1 T 1 1 T 11 ...... .1... given .mis r nusy. imiicaiuiua nrv inni extra matinees will he neeeseary throughout the rest of the engagement of "To-Iny," which will remain on Bmndway for the rest of the season and through the nmmer ruonlh liuoeriHon, ,i. viiugnuii. i. co Sehwtib, r I U..1I I ..... . I I ... I U..I... iii-ii, i-oiirni Annie., viriuill ciioi nil madicr, H. tioodmnn and Itldiard Cotter. Mr. ami Mm. William K. Barber ami daughters, MInscn Violn ami Marion, of No. illO Itodncy street, arc spending tin liuliilays ai their eoiintry home, Alniaipia Farm, Long Inland. A pretty wedding recently was that of Mis Francos Torrcy, of No. !i,"i Oui-selyea mrii't, lo Harry (ireen. which look place, in the parsonage of the M. K. Church, the. ltev. Dr. W. II. Lawrence oHieinting. In the bridal party were: Mrs. Kmily A. Torrcy and MIsh Fliznhcth Torrey, mint and niece of the bride. Sir. and Mrs. tiroeu will reside in this borough. Mrs. Sylvan Levy, wife of ilie well U now n hay merchant, who has jnsl n-eovered from a serious illness, has departed for a few weeks' Kiijoiirii ill Florida. Mrs. l.ey is aceompiinioil by her son. Morlimer. who is n slmlenl in Hie rhilailelphia Texilc College ami is on ii vacation during the holiiliiys. i . . . "' ' , I the Dciaitnieiit of Water Supplv, lias Manv of the Iriem s nl Miss .May . ... . . . . .' . ltowe,;. !, lives in Kinsvan.1 avenue. l'-l-lnmy u ale- .lie ndniiii.sli-i, , i;athcred at her I ic the other eveniiiK ! of I ommissioiier Henry S. Ihumpson. and lielpeil her eclcliriitc her hirllnlay. Mr. Du Vn-1 ipioied largely from a re-There was vocal ami iiiHtrunieinal music j pOI., rcmlercil In C.,iiiniisioiier Tliomp- aml a pneral ki.oiI lime emli with a , , f j, ; . , M ,,(, v fine collation. Sonic of those who a!-. temled ii were: Mr. and Mis. James said that : Itowcii. Mr. and Mrs. John Hmven. Mrs.! I!. Nicholas, the Misses Helen McYicar, i i . n i . . . I I.: .... I .. .... t ... .. .Hlty 1 lionipsoil, .loseioillie i.iiim-, i.-- i Hay, (lencvievc Ciimmiin.' I!:.,. Ceop-e Slarkev. James Tim. ley. Frank oTtoiirkc. Theodore Hensoit. John . of co-orilimilion. niulliplicity of stand-1 .mission, r. ami lb Tlniiupsou ami Herbert Thompson. lards, duplication of work, and inade- iili-ral.v expedited a ,. ' ipnile pbiiininit or supervision of some " ''ally and etlicien (irei-mioint Chapier. No. 11. I ' ! th.-.f. To remedv these ,-i ils ami '"""j; ';f, elected the lollowtti!.' olluers last Salur- proposed works air : dav evciiin in Masonic Teni,e. Man ; the inevitable loss f turn- and money ,.Xauiinalion wer- Initial) ami Meserole ave:iues: Mrs. Hose resulting tliorolioin. the al ove tho.l. ' aniiual charges to t M. Kike, worthy inalroii; Krnesl ( I. i under t In- din-el inn ol i he Commissi r ; :.''. and of linn : Davis, worthy pa iron: Mrs. l.iuisc Mai I f v.-,,,,,,,,, ,,, Ki,- i ri. It . '"- , ,1H"- I"."1"'-Ihews. asMveialc inalrou: Mrs. Louise , . , ,i i in adi i ecu nieiilioiie ! MaMiehl, Ircisiirer; Mi Maruaret 1-'. " as ' lianL-ed b sulisitntiiiiK. -u Man I, , , ,.,. McKell sccrelar : Mrs. Anna Ii. Mtz- i-onilui tress; Mrs. Soihia ilkiuu'. associaie eoiidu.lres: Mrs. Matilla K. Taiiluiiaii. chaplain: Mrs. Anna l,eori:c. niarsliall: 'Mis. Kli.ahelh Murray, his- i torian: Mrs. llatlie Lewis, orcanist: Mrs.; Is'.ihclle Smith, Warder; lOrnest Mnbie. scniiiiel: Mrs. Henrietta Weinholiz. Adah: Mrs. Jeaneite Fredericks. Hnlli:: Mrs. Kaiherine Ilarlnacel. Ksthcr: Mrs., Sadie Davis. Martha: Mrs. Sophie 1.. Lederle. Kleeia: Sopliiu M. Pmiyett. Inistcc for three vears: Wiliiaui K. Mai-i thews. Irustce for two years: Mary K.I Shevell. Irustce for one year. ! The installation of officers will lake; place m i be tirst mectim.' of the car. Jan. 1(1. - , . Miss Helen Kamsey of No. is- Man-; Ilu 1 1 mi avenue, will spenil the holidays; w ith relatives in (.ermaniow n. just oiu- ..a.. ,.i i - ii 1 1 .in i ol. i ., vo. v.i no -- Mie win inn I' - turn to lireenpoint after New Year's. until llit- Momlay , Mrs. Carrie Schniitt. of No. i:S4:t -Tf-f- fcison iivemic. lenilerid a binliihiv siir- prise to her daughter. Mrs. Charles I s.-ibni--s and -milos. a.iioiiiiiiiiL' 1. about is available. Hoeekler. the oilier evenini;. Vonil ami ! S;l(H'.ooo for Ilo vear I'.il". I ase.l 011 the! "The water now fin ..;!, ed is of a ma-instrumental S'lections were rendered by Oi tuber pavroll for 1IKHI, was eflect-d. lerially better iiialitv in, in that f n ri . i -! i- 1 Mrs. Hoeekler. Mrs. lMiilip M.-hlin Mrs. Brooklyn Threatened with Water;'"..!;"1''1. ,. ,. , Kale N-iclli. and Mrs. Sullhc-ss. Anions-1 H cnecknij.- wast.-, consuinpl h is ihose nrcscnl wen-: Mrs. Kliialn-t h 1 Famine in 1910. ' I on reduced. Thus, i- r the year I'.hki. Hoeekler. Mrs. Carrie Schuiill. Mrs. li-r-. trmle Ccin. Mrs. Arthur Littiminn. Mrs., Minnie Becker. Mrs. Lillian Heather ami Mrs. Henry HIuhIc "THE GIRL IN THE TAXI." Laughing, Sensational Faris Success at the Greenpoint. When "The (iirl in the Taxi," that merriest laughing success which created 11 sensation in I'm is and scored the greatest triumph of any piny of its kind produced in Ihis country last season, will be produced at the (irpenmiiit during the week of .Ian. .". The greatest care has been taken not to overlook even the smallest detail in equipment and atmosphere. The first and third acts occurs in the home of John Stewart In Hiverside Drive, Manhattan. Instructions were Issued to Stage Director Harry K. McKee to pay a personal visit to the residence of n wealthy broker in the Drive and to copy minutely every detail of the living room In his mansion. Nothing was omitted. Photographs were taken of the room, of the furniture, Ihe decorations and the electrical equipment. Scenic Artist Baurer accompanied Mr. McKee and noted the color scheme of the apartment, and the scenery is being painted ill accordance with his drawings. The home selected overlooked the beautiful Hudson Itivcr. witli the l'ltlisiules in the background. A painting was made uf the scene, and ils duplicate may be seen when the curtain rises on the hrst act. The second net reveals the elaborately apH)inteil private dining rooms of New York's best known restaurant, w here the elite of the metropolis gather after the theatre to enjoy the midnight supper, which is as much a part of 11 New Yorker's evening entertainment as the play Itself. Permission wu grnnted Mr. McKee nnd Mr. Batier to copy these rooms us faithfully n the Riverside Drive apartment and the result Is shown in the second act of the play. In this scene, however, two rooms are shown instead of one. which permit the development of the funniest climax ever devised on the stage. John Stewart, a hanker, who pretends tn possess all the domestic virtues in his home, is making merry with a party of chorus girls. In the adjoining room, Bertie Stewart, hi son, is keeping his first "date" with a woman whom he had but recentlv met. The climax comes when the father, overflowing with joy of his midnight lark, decides to invite the people in the next room to join his party, and upon opening the door, discovers that the chief reveller is his own innocent son. TAUAFERROS AT CRITERION. Clever Mabel and Edith Make First Appearance aa Oo-Stara. Mabel and Edith Taliaferro are to make their first New York appearance as eo-stnrs at the Criterion Theatre on Tuesday ereming. Jan. H. under the management of Joseph Brooks. The Tehicle selected for them Is a comedy by Rachel Crothers Which bears the title "Young Wisdom." Although the Misses Taliaferro have previously appeared in the same company, this is the tirst time they have shared honors in a Joint starring engogement. "Young Wisdom" Is a modern play, based upon timely topics, and Miss Crothers hss performed the unusual In that she bus triven each of Iho sister vtur n role of enual prominence. The seut sale for this engagement opens nt the Criterion box office on Thursday next. "BALDPATE" STILL RUNS. Cohan Play Continues te Crowd th Aator Theatre, New Year's week nt Cohan and Harris' Astor Theatre ushers in the fifth month of George M. Cohan's best play, "Seven Keys to Baldpnte." iTho matinee days this week are Tuesday and Wed- I ncda, Thursday and Saturday. . I Water Shortage Impossible Now, It Is Said. B'KLYN LEAGUE EXPERT REVIEWS IMPROVEMENTS Guy Du Val Tolli Executive Committee of Accouipllshiutnti During Administration of H. S. Thompson as Water Supply Head Al a meeiiiiL "I" the L.e. alive Committee of the Krooklyii Leac'le. Iield on Thiirsilii) . Dei-. Is, i he chairman of I In-Commitlee on Water Supply, tiny Du 'al. stihmillcd a rcp.iri on wliat lias heeii accomplislii-d in the past four years l.y "tin .Ian. 1. P.ilu. ih.- operation. (cumce ami extension of the vwil main ! Slip- I i x i- .,1. svs,,n u ;s 1 s vepa I'll 1 c ll 1- i . i "". -...i,,,, , .-,o,i , ,v , sions, which nei-essai in resuueu in ia I- -''. i:'i". a plan o m L-ainirit i"ii umn-r i "Inch ' hml oiiL'inoor r.-.larc tin- six i ; pre ions independent In ads, and separate divisions in :!"' oldalice Willi the char-, 0 DANGER NO LONGER HERE in ter and location of tin- work were UooulIi m isls establisheil. i he heads of which would re- r-laliu- iiwncy and i port to tin- chief engineer, who. in liirn.ihey could lie'ailei:. would n-porl directly to ilu- Commission-; Simieieiu com-iderai er. Later on. in June. HM". w lu-u 1 he ' -V, n, ,-nid was abo AiUediii I Commission mi., i-stabli-died ; important t iiine-'i i' . ami its work transferred-in the Depart-; I e.l within the lie-.: nieiii ot Water Supply. I lie for' e was ,-tiim wi'.li I lie pro: divided into the nc i ssui'v division-, as . the water supply s - above out lined. I i-M.-cl ol llll- illll-oilllcll 'Tudor Ihis plnn of reorganization. ; ii,,n ,,f the I atskill whi.-li cor-red n tolal fon-e of aloiu.iiiL' in mind their rel.i newio -(K eiuisisliiiL' of enuincer--, assist-1 auts and skilled ami uiiskilleil la: oiers. a miieh spccilie.-. improved and inure on- i.-.iei, ,1 haiidliiiL' of lie- work was soon j .ipinirent. th- iinin-diati- n-siills of which! were the i-liiiimation ol proposed new ...... .. . ..i. ...... ........ ... i... ' .vMo - k n Im- i was toiiinl .0 he iintice. s- I sary. whieli would have .est ul m:t ISIHi.iiihi, .some of which ha l already bc-n appropriated, and which would have in - ereasi-il Ihe iiiinual chaiLos b.v about S-'KI.IKKI. Fnithertnore. a reibuiion in "Brooklyn was 1 1. 1 -111 -.1 with a serious sliiu-laue in the water supply in Inumiry. IIM11, vv file in ilu- 1- irst and Third Wards of (Queens tin- piessn;. was inaileoiinte to supply iio;:m-s ..u tin- liiuli I11111I. To reui"dv those condition?, work was actively carried on t-1 check wati r wast- and lo improve the soiivo of sup- ply. ami as a re? ult i-noiiuh water is now furnished to all parts of Brooklyn anl tjueens which arc served by Ihe municipal system. "I'lirthcrniorc. il is slated the annual cxpHiditiires for liiainlenanee and opera- lion have been reduced bv several linn drcd thousand dollars, and the following svuirces of supplv which were in use, or were proposed ill l'.Hll. have been discontinued: sol itru uf Hl'I'Pl.Y. Est. vlchl Put-of M. llse'inlimnitice. ii. p. Hroeklv n Syl.-lcin -New I'lrechl Mullen New I.oIh Slutton No F.'i., i. inni March 1.1. 11112 I I Slxlh Slreel i II 1:1. into Pnri'st Park Ntntlnii May K, 1!U,1 Mapltton Mtntlnn llet. .10. lull I BnrouRh Piu-k stailen . . .1 let. :i'i. inn ; FliltlHnii- SUnltnii .Oil. "(I. UMlj Shetuckt r-lstlon Ian. 17. ll'l--' Morris Park Hlatien Inn. 1... r."l' Halnply'fi Station April l.P'li) .lanvee.i Tllil- S 1 111 Ion . ... April 1;'.. ll'U St. Albans stiitlon Miirch 1. ll'l.t Hor-ilulr- HI a I Ion March 1. IM.! Hnl-ir, Hrook Station .... Nov. 1. 1910 Baldwins Klailon Inly 4. 1 1' 1 .1 Hals-ley's Htrram ....... May 11', ti 1 1 HorHf Brook Stream April -J-i. 1:11 I'urr-hase of vvaier from Qu'-eus ''ouilty Waler Company Total Queens System Rlatlon No. 1 May ;i, 151.1 K1h1Ii.ii No. 1' pt-c. (5. 1111 Slution No. .1 Mav ;i. 1 I :: M1ltosl.1ne Slatlon June in im.l Purcliase of water from vlllr-n Waler Supply rompHtiy. Purcliaaa of water frnin t'rlmn Walor 'urcliaaa or Company 'ureliHse of waiir from Bowery Improvement v-ompany Hay Total i:. "At present." the report stales, "the city is purchasing l.OlKMMKl gallons daily from the Queens County Water Company and .l.fKNl.lKH) gallons daily from the Citizens' Water Supply Company. The niunnnt purchased from said companies in 11110 was -t.UiMUHHI gallons daily and H.LIMMUni gallons daily, respectively. No appropriation has been made to purchase water from Ihesc companies utter .Ian. 1, l'.IH. Free from Danger for First Time in Twenty Years l'or the first time iiitwentv years, the report continues, "Brooklyn is free from any danger of a shortage in the supply and water of better quality than in 11)10 is now furnished to Hint borough. This has been aiToniplinhed with n net expenditure of about IflKl.fUKl. and the estimated ost of stopping waste has been shout $3 per million gallons, which is about 0.1 of the maintenance and operation Cost of supplying the water under existing conditions. The buildings and lands owned by the cily hsve been improved, that their condition generally compares favorably with that of suround-ing property instead of being, in many esses, an eyesore, which was the condition three years ago. Tin- standard of efficiency has been raised, with n resulting saving in fuel and oilier supplies. The estimated cost of coal for Hrooklyn for 11114 Including that required lo suii-ply T.OltO.OllO gallons dailv lo yneens is about $.SM),0l0, whores, in when no water was supplied to tjueens from Brooklyn, the expenditure was $-i;iS.iSH. Furthermore, in 10011, $.'Ug,0lH) were spent for the purchase of water In Queens and Brooklyn, ami this, item of expense Is entirely eliminated in the budget for 11)14. "B.v improving the distribution system In Hrooklyn, nil district charges for fire insiirnuce premiums have been eliminated, with the sole exception of ,an unimportant section hounded by Fifteenth avenue. Seventy-ninth street and the Hay, where a district charge of lo per rem. is still Imposed. In certain sections of the borough the district charge hss amounted to as high as i0 per cent, of the premium, with s corresponding serious burden on our citizens. "The financial results are shown in Ihe following comparisons of cost of maintenance and operation of the water supply system: Th' burlart tor palarUs and wasrs for 1R10 for ttrnoklvn'was ft.lxMAO Th bvidset (or 1VM calls tor...:., SI0.000 A daorssas of....... tlit.OOO rnr aantrirs tnu wimqi un- .nr --it- Ur cily lh budgel for 1910 wa4.3.16,0o i While the burtmt for lH calla for. l.tri.OOO j A ii i ilrc reaae for the- - ilr.-rlty of (3H.0O0 I l'"r Hilr.ill,-. for Hreoki,-. th.: Lull- gr-r for llilll WBI f 1 ,fl" '-.'l"r' MM!- Hi.- I"i.!r.-i for I I la for. '.'!'. 'I'll' A ili-i-reuni- of I'.r Id., rntlli- rlty tie I. hiipijII'k for 1310 war Willie tin- iMldfft for )M I . . . J'.'irt.'IO'l idget for $1 in: not. i nils for i.IiS'umi'i A ni-1 rlr-er.iar for Ihi-' r rlre-lly of i''J. '1 In- le t tiro rr-ue in II" o.lp- i for ilo- ciidre cliy for l:ili l t:i.",".i")ti i "TliiN does nol tell. i-wever. tin- whole no account of the during the last :tlly would result ;r-,-se in the cost operation of the atiliual expemli ill had I ii He- l!HI."i lo HUH. tin-uMil hinlK'-t I'm-iie.n $l,i;r,4.iHH. - I'.lll I ln-re had increase as was Id. lie- liudi.o-t lor mi y."i.ti7,iKI(l or ,n imil liudiier for story Ill-cause it tak'-s I iiici-i-ase in populalii i , lour .tears, which li'-r: ( in a cnrrcspnndinc i:.- of iiiaiiiiennnce ami w a (it supply wyHtem "If I Li- iiiereiinc II. i lures fr UKrfl lo r ; same as it wan from 1 i over the a llll I would lino-j Acain. tf Trimi I'.Hf.i I n Hie same rate i show n from llKCi lo I: I'.ll l would have t . '.( im.,.1 nil i nliove tin , I'.il I. I Improvements Have Benefited All Five Boroughs. : "lu passim: npoii ; shioild In- Lorn.- in i -of l-Jsliiualc and Ai in I In- liinlyet for p. i s;i:ui,iifni from the an. , the I lep.irl meiil. 1 1 ; lie- Hoard of Kstin made a r -iluetioii am ; Therefore, if Hie I I-Here Used for 11H 1- ; I lie Innluels for llios. ' iililailied would lie Hi I lll.ove. 'liese figures il - I 1 1 1 1 1 the ISoard --11 i'.lilie-lil made. I. a I--In. 1!. ill .1 nut ro(tiesir-il tn li e linn I, in Ilo i, Ic. however, also niin- 1. 1 S4 I.ihhi. 'uriiocnt re'iuests ! llll I. instead of '.-ar-. I Ii'- ivsnlls iar lo tho-e II 'l-'roili a siiinlivi.1 n-!.-r six ctiincor- mii-i l. i i. .lent. in Olil ds . , ' iiil' liurean was or- . !.- d. curler ..te- reportitii: to the u..ik tle-ti'av en I mm h iimr- o n .-. done The iv .t fl-1 ..S' 11 1,1 H H I f appl'.M-l. which l-niiel U-i'!'S-. ol ,-Mclit of .-otic- I -..ilarics aini.iiui-. Hi ; i. n i. Iiii- nl I 'urtle-i nci'' . i-" 1 II nil of ilesiL'll a .-ouiprchen-lv e i. iucsli..n alfecl I be taken. 'and a .- Will ol I he -n i I heir J i-l ai. I ipoi l:nio-. so til.: : cly pinviiled (I i .oilld llnll in-iveli. lo the ni-.f. proi-l-uis to ,. .,, ,,r,-ci l;n Ml, p, ,.,, sceun ( j,.,v ,,f t,p AValr sui jn , vcli.doeity co . .,. ,!,,. ,-vtiuial id- w v.-als III 1- lieVeloplU'-Ilt of 111. ilielll-lillL- III.- i and the disiri'a.i i.-r. so i ea: m to tin- vv .a -k m at oolnlllcllliL' I Ik- ii-in, while plaiinins ! lali.-r, we would nb .at- lv ecai-e t Well-b, most ei otiomical. i ll.- n need '(iwinj; to tin- imp: nl i ii.l ' inr'llt- mad im- sitpplj lias proved .piate iii all burin works phiiue-d UofoiiL-h of I!i, Iiil. e su,i,h in all entirely aderpiale - t IM- I'Ollslllliptiiei .. I atskill Moirces i oiths. ami as mkiii 5L-'aii.l itmi'-r nay in Ih. icon.! are e, inplelcd. : Iioioi;l!is will be als- lor present and pl'osi i.ntil tin- v. liter from the couMiiuption of vv.-it.-r in all i-or-nu'li 'was ol. "..II. a i,t Kit I null. - per .lav, while the per capita eotisiiiiii'iiou vvn 111 j-m!-. Ions per dav. and f"i the tii-i ihtv.-! .pin riors of'I ilu- ..nsumpi ;..n has 'avera-jid licyniHHiii -allons pi r day. I w ith a per capita eoiis.iiiiption .-I Ions per day. Had tin- euusiinipt inn ;n-I creased in tin- f'.ur ve-irs to an aui.cin: ll univalent to the estimated iiereasi- in. population, lie present eoii-i;mpti":i j I would have been about 0S1 1,1 11 11 1,1 11 111 n alliens per dav. or ahum St l, UN 1.1 Ml 1 j. ilioiis J 1 ...... I.;'.. I..... ,1 .1... .......... ' " The per lapila coiisunu lioii in Brook - lyn is now lower than it has been at nnv 1 lime during the past twenty years, while for Manhattan and the Bronx it is lovverj than it, has been sin c l v,H. 1 "From the comparison of the previous' administrative i-criml. i. c. l'.Hi.l to l'.nHi. i and that of the present administrat ion. i. c, 1!H0 to I'.il l as given in Ihe nre el-i iiig table, a net decrease in the budget I f 1!H 4 It lie first year of the incoming ad lninistrationl over the budget for I'.Ho. prepared hy the previous administration, of :i limit $!i,":i.Si is a;-pareut. even if no account be taken of the increase In population during the last four years an-l corresponding in. -reuse in the cost of lnaintciiam e of the water supply. "Furthermore, the figures also show thai if the increase in annual ('X-m!i- tnres from I'.Miil tn l'.IH bad 1 u ihe same as it was from HNIo to ll'lu. the allowed budget for 1114 Would be Sl.-l!i;4.HIO higher Ihan il is. Also, thai if the rate of Increase from V.SCi to l!'l" had been continued from 1!'1 lo 1P14. the budget for 1!M4 would have I ti 5.11. . higher than the budget a'tual-ly allowed. "The above results have been accomplished with a lot:1 expenditure of not more than live i."n per cent, of the annua! expenditure for ihe maintenance and operation of our water supply system. 'This record needs in. comment It stands alone and far alsive thai' of any other four-year period In the histiy of the water supply system of the live borough now constituting tJreatcr New York." SEE "THE LITTLE CAFE." This Delightful Musical Comedy Is at the New Amsterdam. That most delightful musical comedy. 'The l.itl'e Cafe." enters upon its eighth week In Ihe New Amsterdam Theatre. It has proved itself to be a worthy successor of "The Pink Lady" and "Oh! Dir. I Midilnel" through which ils authors. .Vlcl.ellan and Caryll. gained their reputation. It is essentially the musical iilaj pur. excellence of the season. ('in- lis tuneful melodies are whistled everywhere. Perhaps the most popular numbers are "Serve the Caviar." " This (iuv Pnree" and "Just Because It's Von." Klnw und Krlanger's production of "The Little Cafe" Is upon an iirlistic and elaborate scale, end the company includes such favorites as John K. Young. Hazel Pawn. Alma Francis. Tom (inives, tirnce Icigh. Harry llcpp, Marie F.mprets, Harold Vizard and Marjotic Ill-Soli. There will be matinees of "The Little Cafe" this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. CHARMING ELSIE FERGUSON. She Appears in the Great Success of "The Strange Woman." At the (iaioty Theatre, Klaw and Kr-langer are presenting Klsie Ferguson in the delightful comedy of midwestern life. "The Strange Woman." by William Hiirlbiit. It has become one of the established successes of the season, and In its new home it meeting with deserved success. The quaint louan types afford un-hoiimleil amusement ami Miss Ferguson's Interpretation of the stellar role is one of the artist c treats of the sesson. This L . i nlditlon lo the rom.lnr Wedues - day and (Saturday matinees, there will be a special matinee on New Year's Hay. RIVER OF TIME. Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong Is its current: no sooner is ft thing brought into sight than It is swept hy nnd another takes ft place, and this. ton. will be swept awsj. Msr- i - . CI1S AutOlllUS, EVEN SPLIT SKIRT IS MOST ANCIENT Plutarch, Writing of Ly-curgus, Names It. J SOPHOCLES ALSO TELLS ! OF SKIRT SHOWING LIMBS Garment Favorite of the Women of 2,500 Years Ago Modern World Owes Whatever Is Modern to Ancients. There has I,.-, n -:m - In- -II' callle Jltlo el-p',.-e lior- r Ic- Hi' nl. some I'll r.i l.ii- an. I -I:,.- 'It. a'ole, .is lii lie 111. my new v.rli-kN-s Dane- I ashiou is c.nsl a nl I;, puui the Ins ks of Wolie li. When llll- -il caiiie on' i' was 'l.slarid !-v n.,iu, h limit tin- newest fad. and i ioui;..-. I-. I.e II- w I o- .1 .lei a-!- iiil' v. as ev er more ci Tl iliolc kirl is ole- ol tie- "!d ii in 1 1 -i' I .i : . i ti by Malaiic I'ashi :i on.- of l.o- th! - atiol - : ro:..'i t-tc'ic. , .net tie l'-a -!. ii I.:.- -i: f..f the past ol,.- !. 11-11.- ! I im I I In "si Ii-" was hc. I w 1 1 . -t l tils' ;.- n.-'iil "'11 Vis. the -l -)ll W.-is 111. .-I tl.f. .- t ! o'is.t ,v . ;. r- V -1 ' 1 1 e, of lie- will ,-how. il i n nis is . t 1 1 the tirlstlall :.lte I'.oliii; t at lie- lelliitllle- dl'- -- -IL'lli Illlllill'-il vears lief , re J ra w a s in.- sin i-xirt. In; la. t Ii Kin- w r- si.t in sin n exi.-iit1 uiiii. n: of ti vv i-e iiieii w .-.-. rth and nni- h w as w r i r . en : llll il" lie-Jht ill, out I'l All on iiils . ! p:. II the ha- t.. do lo r'.i t tne w rit- ci. il cle alel ! : ol the p.-i..- th ..f li .nx a ir. I., in -. i-r. lie- ! 1. of lie- l lil. li an. I I I c 111 lor 'Of I'tll.' of I. W 1 o thr mohi.-l . vvr.-'i v iiil- t :i !urti--'i- .-11 left ii r i ii - -ii- lli.i this l.v th. i-lani w.-tiieu el all.! I ti ni't.ii ir esil-i- t. Ill'- 11. t! ot j"V 1 riilliem a t.d alv. -iitr-.l th'-ir lion..- affair-it I ' 1 1 ; I ; r 1 1 w rote. "'1 i.e iiai'il w.-iii bv tie- virg.i.s .veil to the":n, nr MUlL 'I 1 imt opell.- t the Mile as lln-y VVUik'-'l illl-l . ilisc.v ci -,1 the thigh. That was some .-in skirt. The fa mous old historian in wririti- ot tie- iniiit nets and customs was ci'llis-lieil t" t'-Il . I Iii- ti-111 ii. This statement is borne out hy tin- f.-l l-'vvii.g stai;:i taken from ihe writings .,f Sophocles; "Still til the llglil 'ire- struts lli-rniiiiiie. i-niiia folds display Ihe 110 ko I thigh." nther an ient writers w lio dealt wiin the niaiiin r-. and custoiiis 'of wolui-ii of those .invs !oi tin- same 1 story. lleii.e it .an In- s.-.-u that the slit skirt is u..t n: r nt origin.. It is .said that il the women of tins country l.-ll knew thai Datii" Fashion was putting 'l-e 1. sonic di.scar.if.1 anii-h-i 011 lhein, theyi'-hnri would tais.- a Imwl. But lads nr.- fa is g lest and th'-re is no getting avvav from the ' fad that the skirt with the slit un tie-si. Ic wa,. ihe favorite of femininity iii-Te ' than 1 vv eiitv liv e hundred vear.- age. i I'liilar.-h consumes nmre than a page Jen Lvcurgus' lamentations of the fad thai ihe women wore inclined lo a little t ... ma- uliiie in tln-ir .ir.-s an 1 of t the fad that the slit skirt should he ! a vv ay vv ith. 1 Aristophanes satirized feminism in a iiioilv now tw etit.v -three hiin-ir'-'l years , .n till act.-d. lt.-ad it ami s-e style" was in his day. 1 ""'" .Vfter all the people of Ihe niodcrn world owe whatever is modern to the ancients even the slit skirt. A COHAN CHRISTMAS. 'George M." Tell About the Days When He Was a Little Schoolboy. i "My most exciting Christmas was ex-j perienced when I was attending school in ! Orange. N. .1. I w as years ,,!. at the l linn, an.l Ktill a worsliioer nt the ..hrine of 'Santa ' I rn,-,,"",s i"i nieun'ersnip were ree.-neii , ,. . ,,,,,, , 'ami one new candidate initiated. The As an additional study I hud taken up degriv work was performed by the Ihe violin, ami my father had promised I new y -formed degn-e team to the edifi-me that if I progressed suffi icntlv and j cation and enjoyment of all present. did not neglert other studies lie would I 1,,rim- r.","'M f the evening a , ., ,, i ... .memorial service was held for the ate inter -ede with the old white-whiskered nr,,,t, t,-;i.. .. ii. i ii,. c,. toy -giver wiio comes around making presents oticc a vear and sim- if he i-oiild not be induced to put a violin in my stocking. "As it was midsummer when this promise was maile. you can imagine with what impatience I counted the intervening .lavs and how interminable the time in passing. "lieceinher finally arrived, and the next I vv cut -fie;r days scorned longer than ever. I couldn't eat and 1 couldn't sleep. Fui h day was a week and each night a month. Christmas night came at last, and I remember 1 went lo bed at dark thinking it would make the time seem shorter and that I null. I be up first on Christmas morning. I was all right, and of course found the cherished instrument awaiting my impatient fingers. To reach it I had to mount a chair, and just nsi 1 ha I grasped the gift the chair tipped nnd down I came on the stone hearth, fiddle side down. When I scrambled to my feet it was to gaze upon u pile of kindling wood that but a moment before, to my c itisl imagination, had been a thing of life. "No disappointment that I have encountered in other days, and no grief that may be mine in Ihe years to coinc. will, I am convinced, compare with the fooling of anguish that consumed me as I guzed on the wreck 1 had wrought, (if nurse 'daddy' bought me another fiddle, but it wasn't a Santa Clans fiddle, mid I have always been obsessed with the conviction thai the one from dear old Kris Kriiigle beld melodies that, could I but have had prise in store for all who attend. Ag-the opportunity to release, would have! gressive's members are lo attend the electrified a wailing world." lloyal Aminiim bill at the Thirteenth HAPPY OLD KNICKERBOCKER. "The New Henrietta" Loses None of Its Great Popularity. William H. Ornne and Itonglas Fairbanks, with Amelia Bingham and Patricia Collingo, as co-suns in "The New Henrietta," nt ihe Knickerbocker Theatre, furnished a happy combination and the treat of the week in Broadwav the atricals. This semi-modern handling of the late Bronson Howard's rnro old comedy, in which Rohsou and Crane made their greatest hit more than a quarter of a century ago, proves as ref resiling as of old and is happily adapted to modem demands and usages. The premiere on Monday night was a triumph for the actors and the present writers. incne, .-.., ami v ici. r lVes- PPesling q. is lity is the I abundance of good heart' laughs that are writers, Winehell Smith and Victor fnnnd iu the present version of the orig inal theme and these, mingled with ihe dramatically effective scenes and Untouches of heart interest in the story's development, give It just that touch and go to assure "The New Henrietta" n welcome and extended stay at the Knickerbocker. For the holiday week matinees will be given on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons with a special New Year's matinee. BROOKLYN FRATERNAL NEWS KNIGHTS OF HONOR. Bi-.-ikhn Ic.1l- lllecl l!lii ck a.- Th. Knlli ! U..-I ll.- l.-.t ... V.i I.'! I,. .... 1 l'.ro.,: ,,. S , , veliil , . 1 I ' ' ' ' ' ! : I'.- ...... ,v pr.'-nl " ":l o'.-r I'!'' I';- I:, I J.imi . '"" ' r.roil , ,- .1. . II C.. ! ..:, II-., ' ';,V"' i Miller ac',-,1 ... I -,- I!,. ,,,,,., """'V.-ffn-;- I'.r !.. .u.i :' ..!wi,L- w. "" I '.-' ii ;: - - .-' i W:.i- -f.- I -Ml' M,, --,-s j . , ; s , , ...... '' ' r.-li.rv . A:. . VI ,n 1 1 . a.-i.r whi- Il : IjeurL'e . I..' , .,i .ii'i, W lllialll Not Ii '''''' ll' I' : I,,'' ' ' . A l.- i -: .1 lip, " , II.,!. ,c A C ;- i Ii w.i- i..t. - i., ii -, :-. i ;,-1- , I h- 'a II w.,s Italpl, Il i::i .,,,.! !,. u,,t 11,, ,i - III ! .. . . .I.H,. IT. I ' 1 ,., ..ft'o .-: -! II: .--.:vn i.-!l- - c ' - ; r--c -..( 1- A f - .... s: ! . ... . . l.-nth" - :- I'-'-t i.r n.-l I ' ' r l;.-n Will.' . I - :i '.-'I-I . , ,,,. - Il.illee Kr-- Wi'-.i - b: th ifv l I e-W. Ii'-.- -TI -, . p.-. Ml I 1 1 1 i I lee. ll. al I ritiir-lav . ireh of r tl. nr---aivl wi Kioiriit John th- n. d First) attend.-. I I f II . : incmt-.-r, No. oils j work ol I F Ma:.: ile-flt U ; :e II i.e.. : t - M, l I.o'Il-". - a-live in :!. tl.iriy y.-irs llv roL-rottcd His sad I II ol A r.-a 11 111. Ivy and other I n lodges l::slai!.-iti - h.-i 1 i ill c-ml.i-"U of iheir 11 Ar.-adia -ar'.nai-v L' pnbi - ol I i-liit.. r I 1 tie paoMc to Ix.lh sexes :-' vari. -us f.-atiircs of eu-ii-i'- an-i d-inr-ing. pnsctir-c of flrand Die-Mulligan will he in de--. i':gc iiisiailatiritis n.-it proposes to a. eouiuiO"la!e I - t: ta tn.-i n I' Miliigan will he in ih - inn,.'. e:gc installations n.-it 1 -; to a. eouiuioilate i all mat is possil I.-ig-- in.-t .-it Wi'lmr Hall. N. 1; Mr .., IM. ai.-l ' 'lrawi!i for tin y "d' w. I'rida-. k.-r and prize I' lira tio e unil.-r way s officers-elect if 11. .- I m-t.-iti.t- and Il.-puty KdwinMiis ('aur.-ii tishing camp, where he ha I aiei s;nlf. in Wilbur Hall. ' welcntuisl the hoys from time to time, Ian. L'-'I. lul l and it will be a . has added greatly to hi? popularity with, event, open to the p'tblie. males the lnemi'ers. S.-cretary -elect Andrews I hriil ti r ind female The ceremony vvill be ":t:. c -tr.meticing nt s p and at its c.osr- members and will repair to the grillrriuu below. a stunptoiis menu will l.e served, ilso tin-re will I... music and vaude-'i.t.T'aiiiiii.'i:!. Tickets of invita-.111 I..- procure I from members ef vv h Hi vii:- lioll ' Ihe 1' 1 B -khn 1 ity "ige is a ga 1 11 1 11 irning. having lv .ieath an r-s- j t'-i Dos i lie nib.-r. Brother William Marx, i There were many Knights of Honor al J his funeral and the services of the order wore imnressivelv conducted over his I'.-niains. , '';".,T " Tl lodge will hold its annual room in the Johnston its 1 ivuiiuing. v.. s evins street Mstnrd iv evening. l etirnnry 14. and there will have added features of entertainment ami pleasure. ROYAL ARCANUM. There was a gathering of th "f Aggressive C at t In- meeting large ami enthusiastic members and friends uii'-il. No. 2V,i. It. A.. held in the Johnston Building. Tues.lav evening, more than .'mi heing in attendance. Five new ap- days previous. Brother Kiler's death was the first among the members of Aggressive Council and . ame as a great shock to those who knew him. The solemn service was conducted in an orderly and impressive manner, with nil the pomp and ceremony of the ritual. Later in ihe evening addresses were made b.v Supreme Kepreseiitatives Kckers'in and Schmidt, who dilated upon Ihe enthusiastic spirit of Ihe members of Aggressive Council, the enterprise, shown and substantial work done, und Ihe gradual ami consistent increase in membership. Past liegent Sileox. of Ciinimonwoaltlt. ihe third oldest Brooklyn member of the It vnl Arcanum, en tertained the gathering with a speech. i and also commended the activity of Ag gressive Council and the snap and vim 1 shown at the meeting. Brother Pib-ox in his address pointed out clearly lo I Imw great an extent the life of a council depended upon its order and his word: were earnestly listened to hy (iratnr-elect Ci-orgo II. Karweg. of Aggressive, as well as by all others present. The attendance prize on Tuesday night consisted of tickets for a danco to be held at ihe Astor Hotel for the benefit of St. John's Hospital Long Island Cily, ami were won by Brother Harry Heath. I treat presiratinns are being made by the council for its meeting "ii-' Jan. II. 11)14, when the Supreme lirand officer are to attend to install the newly-elected officers of Aggressive. Au elaborate pro gramme hns iieen arranged, with a sur- Kegimcnt Armory on New ears tn a body, and for Jan. bl. three boxes and a block of seats have been secured for (tie theatre party to he held at the ( r-phciim. HEPTASOPHS, Brooklyn Conclave. No. I'M I. O. H.. convened in regular session on Tuesday night and although it was a bleak and stormy night it did not deter the members of the conclave fr in turning out in goodly numbers to enjoy the good time that is always proviled for iheni by their progressive entertainment committee. In, the absence of Archon Brandt, Tro-vost Thin. Costello. nrchon-eleot for 1!M I. presided. Past Archon Charley Smith was present after an absence of several months. Brother Smith is now residing iu the West. He is an Inventor of an aeroplane of much promise. The Popular Quartet entertained with several selections of up-to-date songs, Prof. Lorenzo at the piano. About 111 o'clock, Archon Brandt entered the conclave and the cheer that he received showed his popularity. - He nssumed his station nnd proceeded with the further business of the meeting. It was decided to have the officers-elect for 1H14 installed on Tuesday night, Jan. 27, at which time Deputy Supreme Archon Ii. A. Bartel and staff will eon-duct them lu office. Plans were mad and the committees I appointed in nrranse for a eala event on that nulii. Sccreiary Hartley was in- strucieil to issue invitations lo all tha i distiiiauisliiil niemhers of (he order to ' I..- pn-o-nt .-mil tit eerv conclave In I Kmokyn ami Loin; Iin n.'l. A liheral .n was made in order to make ii an cvi'iii iliai will Ion,- In- remembered ill I leplasoph circles. , Ai ilu- ..o, ,,f ii -i..r I'usi Archon Smith ii i :i . 1, an a-ldr. -s in which lie irava llll'Tl slUiL ' :i:h Ih. far h -e-eral II unit of his IraveU -t a ml his encounter "I" Itn! Men of the ilk-- w-i-i-e niade by -v. i. rln. Walsh. Hr.p-:i a ml Costello fol-i by Si-crciary llart- W. I in-p, - I..-, I. e A l h. e.-riiiL' closed and 'i-l. I'iiuio solos, 1 .isiiil teattire n C I.-ia i- has a mi liiiiid ami the siir- in si-nriut; alloiii-.l to them . "c ive I lie 1 " -I V the executive ii.e ciniela c, rind held the last on. 1-1. -te all initit- .1. ..I- llll. llll I . ii-iii r Ho- I'l . , II liinitl. os I r-. ;;r,e; Is pr.o IIIL' 1" b liioilth f.r lie Fl-llllher of i-lin- 1 Icti s ill the hi-: rv nl' r ho orrlr'r. which nS'l lles rl,e .oiiilar:;v of the ll.-pt- -ij-lis a- a fr.n. -nia! insurance order, h nn evp.-ri.-n I ibirty-.-irrlil yeoji ati i-'piali?:! Hon plan hiu'lily indorsed. In- W ot Clinton I Enclave. No. 9".9, I ii II . inn in ri.-'ilat --s-inii on Tue ! !:!:.:. I 'J.'!. Archon 1 1 no Tollner, .lr n-iar.v 1 tank barr, is ; n to retire trom "ffit-e, gave ..I a. count .-I Ihe run -lave s doings-anno'in e! several at'tili'-ations for ai, I ii'..-r-ii'' rto- various ivominineea I 1 1 1:1 ' I Moment reports, especially imniiiitw 1 bar lias the contest la ,.!. Th.-re is in. doubt, but that I I I I'l I'nn.-l'.. .- v. i'l till th onnta. ! W: . al:i -1 f.,r by I n- -. .il. and s.-enro the re- ., ..u.. red i.e the sll-.rr-nie ptrpi-lltivA rrtlulllitt'-'-. Att. r " ;no'l ..f tie- drier" was reached the tiiemi.ers were entertained by Brothej? l'n:;, v ! sans "u'd Kentucky Home." lirother K'lllinat. fully explained th ytnl''o i.Ttiie seven-poiiited star that h has !iroiig!,t h. fore ihe conclave nnd ita application to ihe sovi-ti wise men of tha Iieptasopl,s. Annouii'-' tii'-nts were made br sever&l of the hrrithr-rs of their holiday pro gramme. Ap-limi Tollner and family", will bold a large family party at hi Moiil.iuk I'oir.t cottage durin; the week. I'.'et. Ar'-ho:, Marsh will spend a week'a v a -nl ion at Asheville. N. ('. Secretary) 1 'a it ami Financier Churchill, with Si large party, w il! be found at Lakrwood I'rov .-.!-!-" Cragg nnd family will leave, the city and rest in his old home ira Ki.ns.i t'itv. Mo. retuminp in tim Irs 'M. installed' in the office which he is tn oeeuov dnriin' the coming vear. The" offiei-rs-ele.-T for fft14 are well velcrted for their ability. A rehnn-elect Brother Charl'-s I'eth is very ncmular with the m.-mb.-rs and will make aa a Ma. and tuogressive pn-siditig officer. The; 1 prornst-ile t. Brother 1 Vagg, has served. in many stutious in the conclave wita marked abiiitv. His entertainments at inianoiii una expi-rienr-eit neptasopn. une 11. 1 of the most popular members of this con clave is Harold Marsh, oae of the past a returns. He is iniisurer-elcit. Archon Tollner vvill retire from that Htatinn with the csti-em of every member for the success of his. administration. On Tuesday night next a special meeting will be held at this conclave room and every conclave is invited to attend, with their candidates for initiation, in order to close up the year's business. The Heptasophs' Fraternal Association, President L. R. Walker, will attend this meeting in full force, and a record for this, month is promised that will surpass any December in the history of the order. The Hentssnnhs I-ratemal Association. I an auxiliary or me oraer composesa ot . representatives from all the conclaves, is organized for the purpose of promoting" new features for the upbuilding of tlisj (order in tins section. In other words, it is a clearing house or central power where matters of importance can he introduced and discussed for the general welfare of the order. Tiie officers of the association are: President. I.. R. Walker, long connected with fraternal organizations: first vice- I president. .1. Kont). ot lilette Con lave; second vice-president, William. Watt, of Brooklyn Conelate; recording secretary, F. ft. Meyer, of Hendrick Hudson Conclave; corresponding secretary. W. F. Pevcrman. of Kings County. Conclave: treasurer. Hugi) Tollner. Jr., of De Witt Clinton Conclave; inspector, Frank Paddock, of Commodore Terry, Conclave. The meetings are held on the eeeonrl Monday night of each month in the Toll i ner tuiiuiing nnrt an memners or ine oraer hire welcomed to attend in Fchmarv next. Th" association will then hold a theatr party nt the DeKalh Theatre. ORANGES IN SPAIN. "V Fruit Has Been OnltlTaUd In Se ville for Centuries, The orange has been .cultivated for cen furies In Seville and the surreundini country. From this region . entries the fa mous variety known as "toe S(villc." Th Spanish orange traces In stork back to the so-called China orange; which was brought into the country many years ago by the Moors. Trees were, transplanted from the groves then flourishing in Af rica. The old China orange was distinguished by its thorny branches, but by careful cultivation and judicious grafting the thorns hare bcon mode to disappear and the trees themselves infused with a greater degree of longvlty. The thorny orange ouce bor for a tveirtitry or lesa. The newer oranges of Seville meaning thereby the .Moorish development bear for ;H yj'iics or more. .... In Seville, says a? eonsnlar report, may be found seedless, sweet - and sour oranges and mandarins. The sour orange is most important commercially. Seville bitter oranges find their principal use in Creat Britain in the manufacture of orange marmalade A great deal of loss commercially is occasioned by the lack of desire on the part of Ihe growers of Seville to prepare the orange pulp for shipment. Oranges me shipped iu crates to England, and there reduced to th state necessary for mixture in marmalades. If the primary work were dona lu Seville, much unnecessary expense could be saved. Labor, too, is much cheaper in Seville. In and about tho Spanish city laborers may, without difficulty, be procured nt rates ranging from IS cents for women to "ill cents for men. The orange crop is gathered in November, lieei -inner and January, and the yield, which is fairly rgulnr. is always greater than the demand. The oranges that are exported for marmalade manufacture are often allowed to go to waste. Sometimes, however, the fruit is peeled, Die pulp is thrown away, aud tho peel itself, is left in the sun to dry. The drlej peels are then exported for use In the manufacture of confectionery, flavoring extracts snd medicinal preparations. It is also said that the volatile oil found in the peer is used in some places In the manufacture of gunpowder. ' The leaves of Ihe Spanish orange tree are said to be valuable when put among garments for keeping away moths and other destructive insects. The orange blossoms are used In Seville to manufacture an orange flower; water, Used as a beverage and as n medicine, They are gathered fresh, and before withering or drying are boiled nnd distilled. Orange wood Is used iu Seville for floe cabinet work. " ' - t t i

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