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1,000-foot picture called the "full
Every see a photograph of our
old friend, "Alkali Ike?!'
Here he is and his real name
is" Augustus Carney.
It's a great big -handle for a
very small picture. But he's 'full
up to the brim with humor and
Carney is one of the few mov
ing picture players who has suc
ceeded in attaching a character
t name so inseparably to himself
that his own name 'is forgotten.
"Alkali Ike" is a comedian of
the Western Essanay Stock Com
pany at Niles, Cal. This winter,
he is being featured in a series of
pictures with the eastern corn
pany in Chicago. Out of the pic
tures he is a sturdy, little Scotch
man brimming over with canny
sayings and droll wit.
When he travels people single
him out, and after the seqond look
some one always exclaims.:
"Why, surely, that's 'Alkali
"And surely it is.
He is the chief character in
the pictures called "Alkali Ike
Plays the'Devil" and "Alkali Ike
Stung." Two of his new pictures
, are "Alkali Ike's Close'Shave"
and "Alkali Ike's Motorcycle."
The Old Sheriff,
Presto change ! "
Here's. .the dignified civilian
with decorum undisputed.
Theie a full-fledged, weather
v beaten, fearless lawkeeper ofw a
wild and woolly western cow
That's it, though, and both
times the description fits.
It's Arthur Mackley, one of the
directors of the Essanay Western
He doesn't 'need any introduc
tion. Everyone'whQ goes to the
nickle show knows ?the sheriff."
He's-the " big, ' burley, level
headed protector of the peace;
the hurry-up, first-aid-to-the-hero
kwhp is almost captured by the
enemy; rne man wno can
quell the villain and bring order
out of chaos.
He has played the part of a
western sheriff so much that he
has practically lost his own iden
tity in the xjharacten One of the
pictures in "whicluhe will easily
be remembere'd' is "The Little
"The" Shotgun Ranchman,"
"The Ranchman's Anniversary"
and "On the'Moonlight Trail" are
all pictures in which he has made
thousands of friends.
Tomorrow's Movie Story will
be about Baby Lillian Wade.
Have you ever seen her flashed
on the screen.? Watch for tomor
row's Day Book you'll recog
nize her smiling little face.
Defining the Kaiser.
The glass in geography was
nearly worn out with the long
lesson when the. teacher said:
vNow we come to Germany, that
important country ruled by the
kaiser. John, what is a kaiser?"
"Please, ma'am," yawned John,
"a, stf earn of hot water springing
upland disturbing the earthy"