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EYENiyq LEDGERPHILADELEHIA4, BATTJBPAY, MAY 8, 1916:
GERMANS TAKE LIBAU,
BIG SLAV PORT, IN RAID
Giat's Greit Granary Falls
to Invaders' Sweep Teu
tons Push Across WiBtok
River on Road to Prze
mysl. . German Invndcrn of thp ItURM-'n
'.Baltic provinces hnvo rntitureil the
port of Lilian, the Tr.nr's (rrfntrst
,' .feranary. Tim Urrlln War nnirr, in
Issuing' tills report of northern rni
".tlons, nddH I hut In the mwth the
steady cant ward ndvnnre nf the Auh
ttro-Gormnnn hns ran led them aitroit
tho Wlatok Itlver In Oallcla. mid thut
they ar pilHlilnp forward on the road
Tho reraptnro of part of n line or
trenches', whereby the HrltMi re
Rained unino of their lost primml at
Hill No. fin. southeast of ypies, h an-
noiinerd by the PiirlK Wur Ofllre. The
trenches were tnlten at the point of
Jicw German nttackR uro now devel
oping In the nclchhorhnod of I'eronnc,
France, and In Chnmpacne. Tho
French report the repulse of attacks In
theBe sectorn, after furlotiB bayonet
fish t Inn.
LIIIAU, OX liALTIC, FALLS
TO 0EK3IAX IXVADKKS
Great Grain Port in North Captured;
Wistok Crossed in South.
BHRIjIK, May 8.
The German War Otllce toilnj an
nounced the capture of -the Kunslnn port
of Llbau, on the Haltlc. They took thrri
1600 prisoners, 12 cannon and four ma
chine cun. '
The otllclul report Issued from the Ger
man Cicneial Staff report that French
troop Buffered heavy 1okhs when their
attacks at Stelnbrtick were repulsed.
,In Wcntcrn Gatlcla the Austro-nerman
forces aro forrlns their advanco east
ward, They liavo crossed the Wistok
Itlver near Crosnoy, less than 10 miles
west of I'rzernyHl and have cut oft litis
The German Invasion of the Russian
Baltic provinces, launched a fortnight
ago from East Prussia, was character
ized by FctroRrad as a "comic opera"
campalnn. Tho land advance, supported
by a German fleet, was Interpreted as
a 'movement designed to hold Muscovite
forces In the north while Austro-Gcr-mans
pushed their new Gallclan offensive.
Libau, a cltv of about S3,000 population.
Is tho principal seaport of llussla on the
Baltic, In the province of Courland,
north of Lake Llbau and 105 miles west
southwest of Mltau. Although Its haibor
Is' an artificial one. It has recently been
Improved by works on enmous Bcale, giv
ing: It vastly Increased Importance and
value ns a seaport. It Is one of Russia's
greatest grain poits. The town Is famous
as a watering place, and has extcnslvo
factories for agricultural machinery,
flour and lumber mills. Llbau Is pro
nounced "Leebow," with tho accent on
the first pyllable and a short "n" In tho
BRITISH HECA.TUHE YPRES
TRENCHES AT BAYONET POINT
Lost Ground Regained in Fierce
Charge at Hill No. 60.
PARIS, May 8.
The British have carried a part of the
line of trenches near Ypres, previously
lot to the Germane, at the point of tho
The Germans have lost very heavily, ac
cording to the War Office. The Britten
have now resained Dart of their orlcrlnnl
-!nn!tlnn nt 1-1 1 1 1 X'n m anitHlaaot rt
AUSTRIAN ARMY MARCHES
AGAINST SERVIAN FRONTIER
Archduke in Command for Another
GENEVA, May 8. A dispatch to tho
Tribune from Vienna says that an army
corps under Archduke Eugene has ar
lived at Moravltz, 10 miles from the Ser
vian frontier, advancing against Servla.
VIENNA, May 8. An official statement
says that during artillery engagements
Austrian mortars destroyed naval guns
QUEENSTOWN TOWN HALL
TURNED INTO VAST MORGUE
QUEENSTOWN, May S.
Tho big Town Hall here has been turned
Into a temporary morgue. Lines of coffins
bearing the bodies of victims of tho Lust-
tanla tragedy are being placed In the main
roonx. It Is announced that nil will be
taken there for Identification, nnd that as
fast as the names aro ascertained they
will be made nubile
lj It la now uronoBed that the funerals of
tbe victims be held Sunday
Of the survivors landed at Oueenatnwn
KttS died during the night
g GERMAN ATTACKS REPULSED
AT I'ERONNE AND CHAMPAGNE
New Teuton Offensive Develops as
Bottle Lulls nt Ypres. ,
PARIS. May 8.
yTwo German attacks of minor Impor
tance, ona of them west of Peronne and
the, other at Beausejour, In Champagne,
are reported by the War Office. Both :.t
taqks were repulsed, the bayonet supple
menting artillery fire In the defense.
Violent artillery duels on the heights of
.the, Meuao are also reported.
rhe night communique says;
JDuring the night of Thursday to Frl-
Wsy1 the enemy made two slight attacks.
ISBS' l'- 'BO twea' oi i-erunnej, ine oinci
QnTCbampagne, at tho field worus qf Ileau
Sejour, Both attacks were repulsed by
rSrtillery f)re and the bayonet.
RftTha very bad weather prevented all
faction this morning. In the afternoon
! 'there were merely artillery duels, which
were very violent on tno heights of the
"Tha Germans delivered an attack yes
terday at the closa of day on Bagatelle,
in tb Argonn. It resulted In a complete
"On the remainder of the front, par-
y,, .Hcularly to the norUi of Ypres, and In thu
region vt vuuueis, lucre nave ocen vio
- lent artillery engagements.'
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Washington, May fc-Ambatiador
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Among ttio.n raved on the Lusitantn Is
Rita .lollvet, the noted netress. Miss .loll
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pearance in "Kismet," tho melodrama of
Bagdad In which Otis Hklnner starred
last season and tho Beason before. MIsb
Jolivet camo to America at the request of
the playrlght, Kdwnrd Knoblauch, to take
the part of the daughter of the beggar,
llsijj. Since "Klsmi't," Mies .lollvet hns
been unlucky In her parts; most of tl,
plays In which she appeared hae been
fallmcs or at the most very short-Ilxod
This year Miss Jolivet nppeared before
the moving picture camera in a photnplav
of the HalkaiiH tailed "The I'niifrnld "
Her vivid. eotle beauts and the varied,
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GARDNER'S WAR TALK
HIT BY WHITE HOUSE
Repetition of Liner's Sinking
Should Send U. S. to War,
WASHINGTON', May S -Tho Whlto
House tetorted sharply this afternoon to
expressions of Congressman Gardner, of
"big navy" fame, concerning "strict ac
countability" In connection with the
The statement was Issued by tho Presi
dent's private seciotary, Joseph p. Tum
ulty, In these words
"I do not care to make nny comment
on Congressman Gardner's utterances,
except to say that tho White House rv
sents his action In using it as on auxiliary
to his press bureau."
Gardner, after visiting tho Whlto
House, where he haw Tumulty, but not
the President, said:
"I sincerely hope that the President
will not recede one Inrh from hl.i notice
to Germany that ho would hold her to
'strict accountability' if she blow up
Amerlran citizens In her submailnc war
faic If tho President recedes I'ncle Sam
will become In the eyes of tho forld
nothing better thnn a great International
Asked how he Interpreted the expression
"strict nccountnblllts"." ho nnswered:
"you remember the answer President
Lincoln sent to Lord Palmorston when
It was reported a second Alabama was
being fitted out?
" 'A second Alabama, your Lordship,"
said Lincoln, 'mean war.'
"I am no international lawyer, but If
noosevelt were president the words "strict
accountability' would have been defined
beforehnnd so that Germany would havo
known what they meant and would have
disregarded at her peril. Ifoosevelt might
torpedo the constitution himself, hut he
would not let anybody elfie torpedo any
thing Amcrlran without knowing the
"If I wcro In the President's place I
should demand that Germany make In
stant nmonds and I should warn thut na
tion that a recurrence of tho outrage of
yesterday would mean what Lincoln
meant when ho warned Lord Pnlmer-
FEAR FOR LIVES OF EIGHT
TRENTON RESIDENTS ON LINER
Abscnco of Report on Fate of Pnssen
Kers Kouscs Apprehension.
TUHNTON. N. J.. May S.-Elght Tren
tonlans and a young woman fiom Can
ada, a bride-to-be, engaged to a Trenton
man, were among the passengers on tha
Lusltnnla, and It Is not known what fato
has befallen them No word has been
received by their relatives here.
Thoso from this city ara Arthur It.
Foley, 713 Hamilton avenue, a rubber
salesman; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fox, 32t
Cleveland avenue, who were on a trip to
visit Mrs. Fox's mother In England; Mrs.
Thomas Barker and 9-yenr-oId daughter
Winifred, 621 Atlantic avenue; Mrs. Blch
ard Brammer and 6-year-old daughter
Bdlth, of S Charlotte avenue; John II.
Ileed, Genesee street, and Miss Henrietta
Porrie, of Ottawa, Canada, who was en
gaged to marry Fredorlck Bailey, of this
city. She was here visiting the Bailey
family up to last Saturday.
AIR3IEN DESTROY GUNS
THAT ROMBARDED DUNKIRK
Two Thousand Shells Dropped When
Battery Is L'ocated,
PARIS. May 8.
A news, dispatch received hero from
Dunkirk Bays the battery of 15-lnch Ger
man guns which bombarded Dunkirk sev
eral days ago was located by an aviator
who flew over he spot at a height of -150
feet. The airman took photographs show.
Ing the exact position of the gum, after
which 2000 shells were fired on the case
mates sheltering the cannon, which ara
supposed to have been destroyed.
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J. F. LEWIS, ADMIRALTY LAWYER,
JUSTIFIES LUSITANIA ATTACK
Authority on Marine Law and President of the Academy of
the Fine Arts Says Germans Acted Within Rights.
Tower Urges Calmness.
rurrerent vlewn regarding the sinking
of the T.nsltnnla by a German submarine
are tnken by two Americans whose sta
tion and experlenro place them In a po
sition In speak on the uiattor In a man
ner which will be generally accepted to
be authoritative. They are John Fred
erick Lewis, president of the 1'ennsylva-
, nla Academy of tho Fine Arts, admiralty
! Inw lecturer at tho t'nlversltv of 1'enn-
svlvnnla, and Charlemagne Tower, for
mer Ambassador to Germany and to
Mr LwIn takes the stand that Ger
many pursued ii course which was per
fectly proper In sinking the Lualtanla.
Mr Lewis I one of the world'n lending
authorities cm International law, and
while he says there Is no precedent for
the attack and sinking of the big ocenn
gmvliiiiind with hundreds of passengers,
he laa stress on the fact that, even If
Amei-UntiH went to their deaths with the
uner. ine Lnltnl Htiiins could have no
eaiHo for taking nflkliil action, as the
.IrtlniH had heen officially warned and
Ihi' Liislintila whs mi Ihigllsh esscl and
subject to German attack.
Mr. Tower counsels fxtretno caution,
but intimates that If tho disaster has re
suited In the los! of any American lives
official iicllnn should ho tnken by this
Government. "The imlv difference be
tween this cntnBltophe anil the sinking of
other vessels." said Mr. Lewis, "Is that In
this particular Instance the 03sol hap
pened to ho ei bit so and wintli a grent
deal of money, besides having ninnv per
sons nf much prominence on hoard.
"No American on board has any right
to complain to tho Government at Wash
ington, nor has ho a right to ask United
States nfllclals to take any action.
"Tho thing the newspapers and tho
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heforo her departure for Seattle.
JAPAN'S UTMOST CONCESSIONS
EMBODIED IN ULTIMATUM
TOKIO. May 8.
Further modifications of .Tnpnn's de
mands upon China as embodied In the
ultimatum sent to Pokln, represent, It Is
reasonableness and consideration " Jap
anese nfllclals assert that war has been
averted and that China will concedo the
demands, but military preparations havo
not heen suspended.
The following statement was lsued
"Full details of the Issues Involved will
bo given out nt Washington today. The
Government Is conlldent that a complete
statement of Jnpan's case will convince
friendly Poweis of tho moderation of
With the presentation of the final ulti
matum nt Pekln, nil Indication of hesi
tancy In Japan vanished. Tho press
shown n strikingly united front, express
ing unanimous resolve to go forward to
HARVARD FACULTY SPLIT
ON LUSITANIA SINKINfl
Prof. Wiener Condemns Germany.
Teuton Sympathizers Defend Action.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May S.-"Cannl-ballsm
will come next." Bald Prof. Leo
Wiener, of tho department of Rlnvln
languages at Hnrvard, today In comment
ing on tho sinking of the I.usltanta. "Tho
sinking Is a horrible, example of tho
length to which Germany will go to
achlove her purposes. There Is nothing
else to say. It's horrible. I can only
hope that the Administration will sever
diplomatic relations with Germany "
The genernl sentiment nt Harvard
seoms to be with Professor Wiener; but
Teuton defenders are by no means want
ing. Prof. John A. Wall, head of the
German department. Bald that Germany
had to sink tha I.usltanla to break down
the British blockade of Germnny. Pro
fessor Berwlth agreed with his colleague.
Ho raid: "Germany had to sink the
Lusitania What Is the difference between
drowning people nnd starving them to
death? It seems to me that the latter
Is the more humane. I do believe, though,
that the captain of the submarine should
have permitted the passengers to leave
the ship In safety."
Professor Muenaterberg and President
Emeritus Eliot refused to discuss the
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public often fall to re&llzo Is that In
war the theory Is that overy cltUen of
one country Is an enemy of every citi
zen of tho country with which It Is at
war Thus for one citizen of Er-sland
to trade with a citizen of Germany Is
an offense In both countries.
"If one only stops' to think, tho ob
vious right of Germany to attack a ves
sel of England ought to be apparent.
Each country has attacked vessels of
tho other, and because tho Lusltnnla
was so much mom costly than any ves
sel sunk up to this time, and because
It had a passenger list of prominence
doesn't niter tho situation a trifle.
"Tho peoples In this war are friends
at heart. If the Kaiser and his Cabinet
were to die tonight and tho English
Government dlrecters were to die, nnd,
those of tho other Governments nt wnr
also, tho war would, stop at once nnd
me pcopie wouia do incnas.
"It Is only a case of govcrnmont
ngalnst government, not really nation
Mr. Tower saldi
"The very fact that what happened to
the Lusltnnla creates a situation thnt In
absolutely new Is the Importnnt reason
why we ought to act very Blowly and
very cautiously, and above all very
"This Is not a tlmo when wo ought
hastily to express an opinion.
"I hope very earnestly that cveryhody
hns been saved. I would hate to think
anv American had been hurt. But 1
would not say anything beyond that, be
cause nt thl3 tlmo wo do not know nny
details about whnt hns happened.
"It Is very necessary thnt wo bo cnlm.
I curt bo too emphatic about that. We
are confronted with a condition that has
never faced us before, and I hope above
all things that wo net nnd talk with
caution and with calmness, I hopo that
above everything else, except that I
would hate to seo any Amorlean hurt.
SENATOR STONE HOLDS
SINKING WAS LEGAL
Head of Foreign Relations Com
mittee Asserts Lusitania
Same as British Soil.
WASHINGTON, May S.-Senator Stone,
chairman of the Foreign Relations Com
mlttco of the Upper House of Congress,
Issued tho following statement nt noon
concerning tho Lusltnnla's destruction:
"Tho tragedy Is, of course, to be pro
foundly regretted. If tho reports as to
tho loss of life aro true tho sympathies
of tho civilized world will be deeply
stirred. But for us It seems to mn that
i good sense dictntes thnt we keen our
heodfi until wo get our hearings. It is a
bad time to get rnttel nnd act Impuls
ively. Don't 'rock tho boat.'
Without expressing an opinion as to our
lelntlons to this event or ns to our duty
In tho premises, there nre some fncts wo
cannot overlook and nre bound to con
sider. Wo cannot oveilook tho fact that
the I.usltanla was a British ship flying
tho British Hag, and subject at nny time
to bo put into tho actual naval service of
"Indeed, It is stated that at tho time
she was attacked sho was carrying mili
tary reservists to England for service In
the British nrmy. True there were Amer
ican citizen.-i abond, but It must not bo
forgotten that they went aboard a bel
ligerent ship with full knowledge of the
risk, and nfter officio! warning by tho
Gorman Government. When on board a
British vessel they wore on British soil.
Was not their position substantially
equivalent to being within tho walls of
a foi titled city? If Americans citizens
stny within a city besieged or threatened
nnd the enemy attackB, what should our
Government do If our citizens should be
Injured? I expre-js no opinion at this
time. I am merely suggesting reasons
why wo should maintnln our equilibrium
and not 'rock the boat' until wo know
what wo nre about.
"Aside from the possible lose of Amer
ican lives, let us nsk ourselves Just where
we corns In.
"At the present moment and with tha
lights now before me T confess that It
appears to mo that from our standpoint
as a neutral nation tho Gulfllght case
presents n more delicate and serious com
plication than tho case of the Lusltnnla."
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ITALY AND AUSTRIA
AT BREAKING POINT
Rome Will Not Alter Demands,
Which Vienna Refuses to
HOME, May 8.
A break In tho negotiations between
Austria and Italy, now apparently strain
ed to tho utmost, Is expected hourly. The
relations between tho two countries aro
believed to have reached a critical point.
The general Impression Is that Italy will
not recede from her demands nnd that
Austria cannot satisfy them
The Austrian Ambassador hns delivered
to Baron Ronnlno, Foreign Minister, n
note which Is reported to ho tho prelude
of an nctunl rupture In tho diplomatic no-
collations. Later a similar note was
handed In by l'rlnco von Duelow, German
Ambassador. Foreign Minister Sonnlno
Immediately conferred with the. French
Ambassador and the Jtumnnlan envoy,
but no details of tho conference could bo
BRITAIN TO PROTECT
ROUTES OF LINERS
Sinking of Lusitania Expected
to Change Naval Policy Re
cruiting Greatly Stimulated.
LONDON. Mny 8
The ElnklnB of the Lusltnnla Is expected
to bring nbout Important changes In tho
navnl policy of Knglnnd. and somo per
sons, pxprcsned the belief today that it
mny result In the departuro of First Lord
of tho Admiralty Winston Churchill from
the cabinet. Moro ehlps will bo placed
under command of Vlco Admiral Sir
Chnrles Coke, commnndlnB on the Irish
const, to protect the trndo route fol
lowed by tho trnilsnllnntlc liners, nnd it
Is expected that In tho future all liners
from ths United States will bo met by
warships nnd escorted through tho wnr
rono wnters to port.
nccrultlng throughout the Empire today
hns been grently stimulated and large
numbers arc expected to flock to tho
colors over the week-end. Tho spirit nt
vengonnce seems nt last to hnvo pene
trated tho British calm nnd there is far
greater Indignation everywhere expressed
ngnlnst the Oermnns thnn over bofote.
Tho Jlunchester Guardian today, after
reviewing tho tragedy, says:
"The submnrlno enmpalgn now has en
tered Into a new phase which Is marked
by even greater recklessness for Innocent
liven thnn hns gone before."
The Liverpool Post says:
"If Germnny hnd desired to have tho
power of the United States thrown Into
the scnles of wnr ngnlnst herself sho
couldn't have chosen a more effective
method of mnklng her wish known."
The Westminister Gazette says:
"If we ennnot re-estnbllsh a law mak
ing It a binding obligation to respect tho
llvei of noncombntnntsi If one of tho re
sults of thin war Is to give tho nntlons un
limited rights of net-nnslnation at sea,
then we will plunge the world into a -welter
of savagery which will grow In pro
portion ns science Improves tho weapons
for slaughter. These atrocities but harden
nnd Inflnmo our resolution to pursue the
wnr until wo havo redeemed ourselven
nnd the world from this barbarism."
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But there nro scenes which treat the
negro question as It existed during Civil
Wnr times, with a brutnl frankness tend
ing to the offensive. Cosmopolitan New
York took to tho piny; Boston, the
crndlo of tho ntitl-slavery movement,
hemmed nnd hnwed nnd then, with grim
aces nnd wry fnces, swallowed tho film.
Tho rneo question ns presented In the
play ban been trented and mistreated
editorially by somo of tho leading pa
pers, such ns the Springfield Republican
nnd tho Now York Hvenlng Post, Tho
latter paper, in a recent utterance, rays:
Wherever It goes, tho "Birth of a
Nation" film nrousen widespread In
dlgnntlon In Boston thn excitement
has been nt whlto heat, because of
n Eerles nf hearings heforo Mayor,
Ono of the Edison stars
Governor and a committee of the
Legislature. A Judgo linn been found
with authority nnd courngo enough
to cut out thn most objcctlonablo
scene. Tho press han been fill of ar
guments for nnd against tho film and
tho proposed legislation. On Sunday
last many clergymen preached about
tho piny: nnd ex-Prcsldent Eliot,
speaking in a. Cnmbrldgo church, was
onn of thoso who protested ngalnfit
its falsification of history. Never bo
foro have the colored people of Boston
been so united nnd determined or ap
peared to better advantage, and their
whlto friends hnvo rallied In great
force to their aid. Governor Walsh,
Barrist & Co.
214 North 8th Street
Sell Prolltnblo Picturo Theatres
PniCES $100 to $100,000. Doth phones.
MAX FIGMAN and
LOLITA ROBERTSON in
The Hoosier Schoolmaster
Coming Monday and Tuesday
May 10th and 11th
MRS. LESLIE CARTER in
"The Heart of Maryland"
Also CHARLES CHAPLIN in
"Dough and Dynamite"
5c, 10c and 15c
from U A. M. to 11 p, M.
Special Musical Program
ORGAN PLAY THE PICTURES
Wonders of the Deeo
They Risked Their Live
AT EVEKir STEP THAT Viminn
PIIIANS MinilT SEE TUB ENCHaS
CEBODB DENIZENS OP TIIEUEEr"'"
MOST DARING Of ALL "
Two Other Bio Pi....
CONTINUOUS l a, ?,, f o U p. u.
cx-uoiiHrcssman .icunu am .
siaea wiui wie producers-as out -"
New York Mayor has failed to ttSS
niio in ins uueranccs tho oWnr-fl
of the situation or to riso to ,i'1
emergency, Deing content with n3l
promise of certain slight exelsiJL-I
which appear to he of lltUe ntS
value. " '"i
Tho truth Is that this 'wondfnW
new means for nubile. mn....., ""I
education has brouKht wiih i. L.?'J
parlls which wo are only just fc.H4
nine to realize, for side by side iw
Its educational noeslblllllc. ....'
dangers of unrestricted pron-rf,jlJ
Ask the Itcv. Dr. Orolhers hai5JI?
out. Now, lot us sunn.
Doctor Crothera has nlso bucs-mUji
that others Inspired by this shin,. JS
exnmpio turn to religious proparan,!,
and represent tho horrible murderliS
of Catholics at Droghedn, by Crom
well, or the mnssnero of Protestanlsen
St. Bartholomew's nlght-what then?"
Undoubtedly, tho tortures of ths In'1
qulsltion would mako effective caeliS
ngnlnst tho I'opo nt Home; nnd If tail;
lug picturo had existed In 1S3S ,
might has teen a still more vl-i'dlct!
i.u Kiiu-ujHiiinii ui uauuu uy lUmi ht
battle, or devastation, or reconcen
trndo camps Pictures of Hueslia
pogroms would mako plenty of moner'
yet rouso bitter national nnd racial
nntlpnthlrs. Obviously the fecllnc that
would result from n religious Alm.I
propaganda might lead to most Mrlwil
1. ..H..I.AH r.t ,1... ........a . M
What makes the matter worse lil
thnt It Is not a question of deallrifl
with a single theatrical producttonl
.. ..I.- ,,i,,, v..,, .,r- .luiuii-itieu so thit
the objectionable performance mar Ci
going on In 10 or more cities nt ,.'
F.lf. Ih. film .in., l.A .4.. ..II -. .. ,
samo moment. It Is not surprising ta
view of this power for evil, that u.
United States Supremo Court on rt.
iiiuij -j Him in inroe unanimous ae-J
..,.-. u.i.-. uputiu mo uiuo ana Kansu
laws creating ofllcial censors, "w,
would have," It said, "to shut oureyu
to tho facts of tho world to regard
tho precaution unreasonable or tha
legislation to effect It a mere wantM
i.iit.iKiviim nun (icrsonni liberty"
The Court plainly had In mlnii , jiV
flculty of controlling by public senu.f
ment nlone n series of films scattered 1
over tho wholo country. t
Yet bo excellent a newspaper as thii
Boston Advertiser feels thnt th ..?
posed censorship mny bo a most dan-ii
-""'" iiiiii-igt-incni oi our freedom
of speech and of expiesslon, on iw
with tho efforts to suppress GarrlioiT'
and Phillips In nntl-tlavery day Ths i
Boston Transcript and Herald sppetrV
to believe thnt If one bill urODosna J
should become a law any citizens "-nha I
... D ... ,. ,.to,,L uvt, it play COuU
stop It, and that any play with a Ic.
son to tench or ono which undertook,
to dwell on tho weaknesses of a trroun
lf .!,,,. Mt.lnnHn M.IU. .... . r.
.7 I-'""-"' iiiiBiii easily De drita
off tho stage. TJ
Itenlylntr to n letter. nvin, ,.,. i.
toxlcatlng liquors wore used in eccnti it!
Made in America
O. K. Comedy
Ready for Release
Ready for Release
Made by special permission of
the Pennsylvania Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to.
Animals. Very appropriate fw
"Humane Week," May 17 to ti,
251 N. 13th SW
tenant-Governor Cushlng haves.ia'i
out emphatically ngalnst permit'i!5
the play to continue, though thrfMi?1
U P. U. I
" ; iij
p at Oi4 Cfft-Hil to y4f WK&
It., pad iVtfllae.
UJ? PWf s
IMC, lt?c, 25c