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ORPHANS TO HAVE HOLIDAY TURKEY Thanksgiving Bird Will Grace the Tables at Charity Homes of Parentless Kiddies BASKETS ARE GIVEN TO MANY Lads and Lassies of Salvation Army and the Volunteers of America Radiate Cheer SOME THINGS IN STORE FOR POOR IN THE CITY Here are some figures that show the „or of I.os \n«eles will be well cared for today: Two hundred baskets were delivered by the Volunteers of America yesterday and as many more will go out this morning to worthy families. Each bas ket contains sufficient food for five per sons, consisting of chicken, potato**, bread, butter, flour, celery, fruit, pie, coffee and sugar. Twelve hundred persons have been supplied with well provisioned baskets by the Salvation Army. The Inion Rescue mission expects to feed 1500 persons at lis great Thanks giving dinner today. The 1,0- Angeles Orphans' home has been supplied with 100 pounds of tur key—one pound for each orphanwith other good tilings added. Other Institutions have made exten sive preparations for good dinners for the poor today. Thanksgiving day will be a day of big "eats" for the little tots whom the world calls orphans, and in the various orphans' homes in Los Angeles special preparations have been made to cele brate the day in a fitting manner, with the traditional turkey ana all tho "fix ings." The Los Angeles Orphans' asylum at Boyle and Stepherscn avenues, con ducted by the sisters of charity, has the largest number of children of any of the local homes, the little charges numbering 300. A dinner of turkey and chicken as the principal articles with all the good things of the season, kind ly donated by friends of the orphanage, ■will be. prepared for the children un der the care of the sisters. At the Los Angeles Orphans' home, Tale and Alpine streets, 100 pounds of turkey have been donated which will give a pound to each of the children at this home. Twenty pounds of pota toes will be used for the dinner. Chickens, home raised, will be the principal dish at the dinner to be served the 230 children at the Home of the Guardian Angel today which will Include a special list of dainties. Thanksgiving day will be marked at the Jewish Orphans' home with a spe cial service at 10 o'clock, followed by a bountiful dinner, ■/ t Major William Hughes of the Volun teers of America and his helpers were rushed to the limit of their endurance yesterday afternoon at the headquar ters of the Volunteers of America, 128 "Hast First street, where about 200 well laden baskets were distributed to the needy who had been found worthy and given cards which were presented for the baskets. Today about 200 addi tional baskets will be distributed by team to those who were unable to go to headquarters for them. CONTEXTS OF BASKETS Each basket contained a chicken, po tatoes, bread, butter. Hour, celery, fruit, pie, coffee and sugar sufficient for a full meal for five people. Several wid ows with eight and ten children were given two baskets each to care for their large families. Major and Mrs. Hughes will conduct a Thanksgiving meeting at the hall this i evening. The Salvation Army, under the direc tion of Major and Mrs. Alfred Harris, brought happiness to more than 1200 needy persons by the distribution of baskets of Thanksgiving substantial Bt No. 1 hall, 431 South Hill street, yes terday afternoon. Thanksgiving union services will be held by the various corps at 10:30 o'clock this morning and this evening, at No. 1 corps, in charge of Col. and Mrs. J. D. Sharp. It is expected that about 1500 com lete Thanksgiving meals will be WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY IN LOS ANGELES AMUSEMENTS Auditorium—Bevani opera company in "II Trovatoro," 2:15 p. m., and "La Boheme," _:).-, p. m. Belasco — Blackwood-Belar.co players In "The Case of Sergeant Wilde," 2:15 and, £:i5 p. m. Burbank— players ln "The Grand Army Man," 2:15 and si. p. m. Grand opera house—Ferris Hartman and company in "The Spring Chicken," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. Levy's Cafe Chantant—Continuous vaude ville, 3:30 to 12:30 p. m. Los Angeles—Vaudeville, 2:30, 7:30 and . p. m. i- Luna Outdoor amusements, band concert, vaudeville and moving pictures, 10 a. m. to 12 p. m. Majestic—Mile. Nazimova in "A Doll's House," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. . Mason opera house—Fred Niblo and as. o ■*<?iate players in "The Fortune Hunter," 2:13 and 8:15 p. m. Olympic—Musical farce, "Who's who?" 8:00, 7:30 and 9:15 p. m, Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15. Pantages—Vaudeville, 2:15, 7:30 and 9:15 p. m. Princess—Musical farce, "Mixed Pickles," 3:1:0, 7:45 and 9:15 p. m. SPORTS Webster-White fight at Vernon. First pre liminary at 2:15 p. m. Santa Monica road i,.co, 0 a. m. Big race at 10 a. m. Rug ->■ football, Fiesta irk, 3 p. m. L. A. high v.. Redlands. American football, Bovard field, 2:30 p. m. Whlttier vs. All-Stars. Baseball —McCormlcki vs. Iceland Giants, Vernon, 10:30 a. ni. SOCIETY Marriage Miss Florence A, Ken to Robert L. Brown at homo of bride's mother in Dal ton avenue tonight. RELIGIOUS Special Thanksgiving services, all churches, morning and evening. Bishop Conaty will dedicate St. Cecilia's church this morning. Also will celebrate ninth anniversary of his consecration to the episcopacy. THANKSGIVING Union Rescue mission. Dinner to 1000 poor. Methodist mission. Dinner to 1000 pour. .-"Levy's cafe. Dinner to sixty-five Jewish 'orphans, 12:30. MISCELLANEOUS Concert, Hotel Darby, tonight Actress Is Home to Shine with Laurels Won Abroad fs__s______-3__i_j — m t\________t»_________-_-___u_%___w-_m_---t ______ ___■_____§**/ }?!__* t * pifflffiSsa l_a_ra___Sff._ -1 ■»_-*:■«_ H 3_____9A3_«lA r'(W<fk .a■-. - " £9 ____ _ CALIFORNIA GIRL WILL BE BELASCO INGENUE Miss Viola Barry is to be the new Ingenue of the Belasco company. Since the departure of Rosina Henley the Belasco-Blackw<o>d organization has been without an Ingenue, although the plays that have occupied the attention of Mr. Stone and his associates have not required an actress of this type. Miss Barry is a California girl whose home is at Berkeley. She has had four years' experience on the stage, two of whirl, were spent with Benson's well known Shakespearean company in England. During this engagement Mis Barry achieved the distinction of hav ing played such heroines as Viola, Juliet, Portia and Rosalind. In this country she has played with Forbes-Robertson, Louis Mann and Douglass Fairbanks. Her first appear ance with the Belasco company will be made In Jules Eckert Goodman's play, "The Test," which is scheduled to fol low "The Case of Sergeant Wilde." Miss Barry is an exceptionally beauti ful young woman, with a keen appre ciation of the dramatic niceties and a voice full of wonderful tonal color. BISHOP DECLARES CHURC^j COMPETITION IS TOO HOT Prelate Thinks Religious Work Is Hindered by Rivalry "When It comes to sixteen different Presbyterian and seventeen different Methodist churches in the foreign field, the foreigner thinks he has a right to invent a church of his own as good as any of the others," said W. F. Oldham, bishop of India, yesterday noon at the Federation club. "When the American flag was raised in the Philippines," continued the bishop, "the good and bad elements rushed in, some with their Bibles and others with the liquid product of Mil waukee. Hut there is a mehod quite strictly adhered to by the establishing of zones by the different denomina tions for the purpose of not encroach ing on the territory of each other. "The missionary spirit is miking great progress in this and other lands. But the splitting up of the denomina tions and the watching of each other, create a hindrance in religious work, although it is conceded that a certain amount of competition is good for re ligious as well as other work." served hv the Union Rescue mission, 145 North Main street, fr. m 11 a. m until night. The tables will be spread on the second floor. There will be speaking and singing alt day and i i cluding- the evening in the hull on the first floor. A public wedding ceremony is to be one of the attractions of Thanksgiving day at the City Rescue mission, 6W East Fifth street. The ceremony will be held at 2 P. m., the names of the happy couple not having been an nounced. This morning the mission will distribute 100 baskets of food to needy families. Arrangements have been made to serve meals to the unfortunate reople of the city at the Methodist mission 255 [Oast Fifth street. A bountiful old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner will be served at noon. POSTOFFICE WILL RUN ON HOLIDAY SCHEDULE TODAY The postoffice and its branches will remain <.•" i today until noon, with tin: exception of the general delivery win dows at the main office, which as usual -Mil remain open all day. The stamp windows In the main office will close at 8 o'clock in the evening, and stamps after that time will be sold at tin- gen oral delivery window. Mail carrier! in the business sections will make two full deliveries and col lections. Residence carriers, will make one full delivery and collection of mail Holiday dispatches will be made to and from all currier stations of the post office. Numbered stations will not ac cept mail tor registration after the let ter carrier makes his morning registry collection Rural carriers will not de liver today. HELD TO TRIAL FOR BURGLARY Tim Murphy, charged with steal ing various articles from the room of Morris Smith In a rooming house at 135 South Main street on November 18, was given a preliminary hearing in Police Judge Frederlckson's court yesterday moon and bound over to the superior*court for trial for burg lary. Sail was lixed at 11600. LOS ANGELES. HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 24, 1910. CUPID LICENSE RECORD HITS HIGH WATER MARK The hi . hwater mark for the num ber of marriage licenses issued in one day in Los Angeles county was reached yesterday when sixty permits for love lorn couples to enter into the bonds Of holy wedlock were given. All day at the marriage license de partment of the county clerk's office there was a constant stream of appli cants for licenses which legally make one of two and Cupid Laudenslager was busy with persons of every nation ality and of residences and nativity here, there and everywhere. The previous record for the largest number of marriage licenses Issued in one day was held by a January day when fifty-nine permits were Issued and ever since then the clerks in that department have b<*n wondering when the record would be beaten. They have their answer now. The sixty happy couples who ob tained licenses to wed yesterday were: GOODRICH-GREENMAN —I*. H. Goodrich, age 83, and Fern Greenman, age IS; na liits of Minnesota and California; real dents of Burbank. COLE-TOOKER—Cyrus 11. Cole, ago 49, and Amanda I. Tooker, age 33; natives of Wisconsin and Oregon; residents of Santa Monica. AGARDY-KOVATB— Agardy, age 87, and Mary Kovats, age 2.; natives of Hungary and residents of Los Angeles. PETTERSON-KELSEY— F. Patterson, age 27, and Eva M. Kelsey, age 27; natives of Illinois and Missouri; residents of Clear water and Hymes. DAVIS-CALDWELLB. S. Davis, age 27, and Nellie A. Caldwell, age 3.; natives of New Hampshire and Masschusetts; resi dents of Los Angeles. GASKILL-COULE3—Hay Gasklll. age 27. and Marguerite A. Coules, age 2ti; na tives of Arkansas and Nebraska; resl- dents of Los Angeles. STROUP-WHITE—B. A. G. Stroup, age 27, and Edith M. White, age 22; natives of Michigan and California; residents of Santa Ana. MIX-DIIJ,—H. F. Mix, age 35, and Neda Dill, age 29; natives of Pennsylvania and Michigan; residents of. San Diego and Portland, Ore. McDANIEL-KNOCKE—Ad McDanlel, age 24, and Hattie Knocks, age ID; natives of Kentucky and Kansas; residents of Los Angeles. COLB-EDINGER —C. J. Cole, age 2-1, and S. Edith Edinger, age 23; natives of In diana and California; residents of Ocean Park. MaeKECHNIE-BROCK—John MacKechnle, age 27, and Elizabeth Brock, age 2S; na tives of Massachusetts and California; res idents of Los Angeles. BEGUIN-CORDORA— Augustus Seguln, age 32, and Virginia Cordora, age 21; natives of Massachusetts and California; residents of Whlttier. * WELCH-WESTMarion Welch, age 22, an.l Jessie West, age 20; natives of Indiana and California; residents of Glendora. KRAYBILL-BLACKFOOT— B. Krayblll, age 46. and Adda C. Blackford, age 18; natlvea of Pennsylvania and Illinois; resi dents of Los Angeles, ON-METZGER — O. Wilson, age 28, and Julia Metager, age 27; natives of Missouri and rosldents of Los Angeles and Oaksvllle, Mo. FRANEY-BEDFORD —Charles Franey. ago 23, and Ethel Bedford, age 23; natives of Michigan; residents of Los Angeles. ■ CORYELL-GIARDI —R. E. Coryell, age 32. and Leaa Glardl, age 24; natives of In diana and Norway; residents of Santa Bar bara. WILLIAMS-LEE—N. E. Williams, age 30, and Hazel Lee, aire 21; natives of Mis souri and California; residents of Long Beach and Pomona. REYNOLDS-GAIRING — H. Reynolds, age 20, and Ollva Hairing, age -1; natives of Ohio and California; residents of Los An geles. WINTEI.TON-THOMAB—R. A. Winterton, age 30, and Emma Thomas, age 23; nu tlves of Nebraska and Missouri; residents of I.os Angeles. • IIEN-CHAGIER— G. Worthen, age .9, and Ella Cragler, age 22; natives of Utah and Nebraska; rosldents of Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. ["AN SIMMONS—A. B. Flnstan, age 2_, nnd Adelia D. Simmons, age 21; na tives of California and Washington; resl denta of Santa Ana and I_os Angeles. BECK WOOD—C, W. Bock, age 31, and Carrie Wood, age 28; natives of Penn sylvania and New Hampshire; residents of Taft and Alhambra. THAYKn-FOWLER— R. B. Thayer, age 32, and TlH'odnsia Fowler, nge 20; natives of , nnd Oklahoma; residents of Thermal and Riverside. STic '111 INi i-REINHARDT —Benjamin Stro- Wono, age .6, and Ida Relnhardt, ago 22; natives of Italy and New Jersey; resi dents of I.os Angeles. SACKETT-BBOWNE — M. L. Pnckott, age 2-, nnd l.ulu Browne, age 35; natives of California and Kama*; residents of Fill more nnd Ran Fernando. AVALS .REI ' .NEB Niriindro Ayasj. age 33, and Matilda Arcllanes. age 33} na tives of California; residents ~ot Los Ange lea ami Santa .vomica. h-MIKI.I.KH -E. P. Roche, age 27, and Anna C. Mueller, age 27; natives of California; residents of Los Angeles. GOODMAN-COHN Solomon Goodman, ago 22, and Bes.io Cohn, age 20; natlvea of Russia: residents of I.os Angeles. STEVENS.DE JARLEY—-F. C. Stevens, ago 20, and Paulino De Jarley, age TO; na tives of Canada and California; residents of I.os Angoles. CI.AYTON-SHCGART—G. T. Clayton, age 29. and I.lda Shueart. age 23; natives of Texas and Kansas; residents of Los An goles. ' CHICAGO. Octave Chanute, the "Father of the Aeroplane," di..'! at his home In Oni caß" yesterday after an Illness of several weeks. PRINCE OF RUSSIA RENOUNCES TITLE Nicolas Troubetzkoy. Resident of ' Los Angeles. Applies for Naturalization RELATIVE OF AMELIE RIVES Nobleman Tells Court Action Re- sults from an Admiration of American Institutions Prince Nicolas Troubetzkoy, whose family is "one of the oldest ami proud est in Russia, yesterday formally re nounced his* title in order to assume the duties and share In the benefits of American citizenship. The prince, or Mr. Troubetzkoy as he must now be known, has lived in Los Angeles for the past five years. His little son, Urey Nicolas Troubetzkoy, was born here. ■ V , Mr. Troubetzkoy's renunciation of his title was mane oefore Judge Hous er of the superior court, to whom he had applied for naturalization papers. The court explained briefly that the constitution of the United States recog nizes no titles of nobility and asked the applicant for citizenship to lay his title aside so long as he may remain In the United States. To this the prince assented without the slightest hesitation, though he informed the court that the Russian government would not admit his right to abandon his title any more than it would per mit him to change his name. Asked ..is reasons for becoming a citizen of the -United States, Mr. Trou betzkoy replied mat he had taken the step because of his admiration for this country and Its institutions. He denied that he had been actuated by a de sire. -_■ retutni 1 -_> u--ia. — .... -vj »—-_>,,, -v, x, 1,._..1__. Mr. Troubetzkoy is one of the pro prietors of thi California Planing Mill and Lumber company at 1926 -Main street. Amelie Rives Uhanler,' the novelist, is married to his cousTn, who lives In New York. After her mar riage she changed her pen name, her work now appearing under the signa ture, "Princess Troubetzkoy." Other members of the family are still in Rus sia. Mr. Troubetzkoy resides at 2197 West Twenty-fifth street. » 'WHY THESE BROKEN LOVE BONDS?'SPEAKER WILL ASK Why there are so many divorces in Los Angeles will be one of the points taken up by Flora Ames in her lecture on "Divorce and the Sanctity of Mar riage," which she is to deliver in Simp son auditorium Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Ames is a writer and lecturer on humanitarian subjects, and has been in California during the summer and fall working on her book on the subject of divorce, which she is to publish on December 1. Most of the book was written at her summer home at Balboa, although the finishing touches were put on at Mt. Washington, where she and her hus band have been guests several weeks. lURGE3T DEPAiffMENT3IDBE.WESI.ff CHICAGO A Pleasure to Shop At /V/) (_ ♦„ Conveniences for Xmas This Store ™so our patrons teinus U/sTTT\VfiM MCM^tA Shoppers: &7 A o,llrf^ ■ x J-113 UIUXC The spacious aisles that A_iH_ flt _ M llvil V ES A IfrVl #-Ti , , i . , . -. „i.L h,,. wo wran them never seem crowded or in the least congested, _P^t\\^^_\4.^h/\^mPtyty^hAjr S» ,C/ 1 ° V\V_, nTne^waV^aUlt™ PoT the perfect lighting and ventilation the even fI W^ # V WM I) ruefully sending away and at ttoW temperature, all combine to eliminate the elo- \Jf "%t__^f V Cr express the m right from our Main Floor, m£ of discomfort in shopping. to ____ •*«__,_ m_^S—Z—e__—tme crnrrßi I SflSttff *- __ sl" you 6elect We spare no effort that will tend to make BRCAIMY & HK.I STKEETS | small deposit holds the gift you seleot it more so! 11. ■ ■ I ■' until cnristmas. The Big White Store Closed All Day Today —Thanksgiving Day —To Open Friday Prepared as Never Before for the Busiest of All Christmas Seasons Ahead We are Christmas specialists. We undertake to facilitate the celebration of the season by providing an unequaled array of the kind of gifts that will give lasting satisfaction to the recipient. If you are undecided what to give, come for hints and inspirations. The various departments throughout the house have entered Of all the Christmas problems, none is harder of solution than a heartily into the holiday preparations. Both staples and Christ- suitable gift for "him," and here our Men's Store offers first aid mas novelties are at their best. Handkerchiefs, gloves, neck- to the puzzled shopper. Handkerchiefs, silk sox, bath robes, wear, laces and jewelry are here in bewildering variety. Books, smoking jackets and our Christmas Combination Sets all make perfumes, silver, china, pictures and bric-a-brac, slippers and appreciated remembrances. And toyof course . You'll find dainty wearing apparel ah offer you numberlels suggestions. the announcement of our opening below. Everything in toys. t the Day! : \&gr aW? Don't Miss It! What -^J^^X /Opening of the Largest wK •Cjk ' Toy Dept. in the West j^^j^ There are very few larger anywhere in the country. For |yf \ r^^^^jF* weeks an army of people has been working at top speed /L / Jim to have everything in readiness for this opening. Bring jem wj^m^^ f /jA £ the children Saturday. We'll assure them a thoroughly ' f^-W / /i ■■ j_\ \ good time! They will enjoy the marvels of the acres of ' _f^ _W*M i\ toys; the mothers will enjoy their pleasure, and also the ik -^/^/i _\W'/'j )S s#^ x' V attractive prices of the pretty things. Our toys were M T^/: \ > a/'/'\\ I carefully chosen, not alone for their beauty and novelty, IT /_w/ \fjk\i "vi.. -____\ \ but also so as to be sold at reasonable prices. /kI/'^F \_W J ' %|iffl| wJw\\ V Santa will be here Saturday with candy for all the chil- <\M^/-. v-W?!/ wlf *(_^l«v \ dren. So will George Beckwith, the famous pantomime /1/^^A[Mi' Kfcß pjjp^. clown (formerly with Barnum & Bailey and Robinson's),^& 'w qg& and his trick dog. l£p — — ■ — 3- S-h-h! Here's Secret of Short Steps-It's the Hobble Garter * >7f ™____K^r,jt| «___ fl ______BKI ___m _w_\^^____t _^___tt,-- ___W_w___t'______&B_\ W Latest Decree of Fashion Impels Los Angeles Women to Manacle Their Limbs What fashion decrees for women, they must do, or pay the penalty. With the adoption of narrow skirts the edict went forth, "No more long, manly strides. Walk with ladylike, mincing steps." But some women found it ac corded ill with their desires and con tinued indifferent to this order. When local and visiting club women began heir crusade for lower car steps rumor ran that the hobble skirt was responsible for the movement. Could it be possible that it is not, after all. the hobble skirt, but this more re cent device of fashion, the hobble gar- COURT CONFIRMS ELECTION OF MUNICIPAL TRUSTEE The_judgment of the superior court of Kings county was affirmed yester day in a decision handed down by the district court of appeal in the case of Grant Starkweather against John H. Dawson, both of whom were rival candidates for the office of city trus tee in a municipal election* Starkweather was given a majority of the votes, according to the election judges and Dawson contested, demand ing a recount in the courts which, when given him, resulted in his having a vote of two to one in his favor. Stark weather took the matter into th. su perior court and they gave judgment In favor of Dawson and Starkweather appealed the case. ; ter, which caused the agitation. For several months the flounce of my lady's petticoat has been confined closely about her ankles with an elas tic belt, but evidently It was not enough to hold lit bound at the ankles. She must have her stride regulated, her gait measured by the hobble garter at the knee, also. The hobble garter is verily a hobble, as much as that which the jockey puts on the legs of his horse when teaching 'it a new gait. This garter is so de j signed that the wearer is obliged to 1 take short steps. In this contrivance I her gown will hang straight and all unnnecessary strain will be avoided. That is, all strain en the skirt. The wearer may break her neck in mount ing some high curb, or fall under the wheels of a street car In endeavoring to cross the street where congestion of traffic threatens the pedestrian, but she will at least die in the fashion. POLICE SURGEON 'SLIPS A STITCH' IN TIPSY SCALP "Say, kid, slip me a stitch, will ye?" . Dr. Kidder, surgeon in the receiv ing hospital, turned from the operating table yesterday afternoon and looked , into the smiling face of S. S. Smith. ! smith said he had been drinking, had fallen and cut his head, and asked to have a stitch taken in his rcalp. "So you were drinking, eh?" Dr. Kidder asked. / "I was. But slip me that stitch Oh, you kid!" Dr. Kidder "slipped the stitch" Into Smith's scalp then turned him over to an officer who locked him in the city jail for being drunk. "Smith was entirely too cute," said Dr. Kidder. MERGER BOARD AT WORK IN EARNEST City Consolidation Commission Gets Report from Commit tee on Procedure SCOPE OF DUTY OUTLINED Laws. Boundaries, Water and I Power Supplies Are Prob lems to Be Solved The consolidation commission held its first real business meeting yester day morning In the mayor's office and received a report from the committee on procedure. The general commission of seven members is to bo divided into sub committees, and most of thrf work of consolidating the city and county gov ernments will he done in the commit tees. These committees will bo as fol lows: Legislation, form of govern ment, ways and means and boundaries. Each committee Is to be composed of three members, and President Ander son will be ex-offlcio member of each. He will be an active member of the legislation committee. The commit tees are to bo appointed by the presi dent, but the legislation committees practically appoints Itself, as there are three lawyers on the commission—W. R. Mathews, L. R. Hewitt and J. A. Anderson. Letters are to he sent to each muni cipal department Interested in the Question of consolidation and to all the civic bodies asking them to co operate. The report of the sub-committee on procedure'follows: "Your sub-committee appointed to report as to the scope of the work of the consolidation committee recently appointed by the mayor of Los Angeles begs leave to report that. In its opinion, the duties of the committee embrace the investigation of all matters con nected with and necessary to bring about the consolidation of the city and county government within the territory now occupied by Los Angeles city and such adjacent territory as may be deemed best to combine with the pres ent city, and in this connection: "First. To investgate tho - present state of the laws on this subject, and what, if any. legislation, either by con stitutional amendment or legislative acts, may be required or advisable. "Second. 1 To consider and recom mend what boundaries should be ulti mately adopted for the city of Los An geles In relation to consolidation, and in this connection to consider the dis position of surplus power and water so as to limit such disposition to areas that will finally constitute the consoli dated government. 'Third. To consider the form in which consolidated city and county government should be cast in connec tion wltTi or as it may be applicable to the administration of the water and power supplies. "Fourth. To make report to the mayor and council of the result of ita Investigations." ' ■■'