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on the witness stand, but the assist
ant -prosecutor balked and refused to
The six. police officers, who had
made the raid, testified, but seemed
inflicted withvlossxf memory. One
would testify ha heard music and the
next one wouldn't remember.
During the course of thetrial Jim
Mclnerney srteaked in and out of the
cpurtroom and gaye -whispered ad
vice to his assistant.
Judge Hopkins, in returning his
decision, scored the officers for bring
ing in such a case "with such little
evidence and Mpinerney retreated
A- REAL LIVELY THRILLER IS
"THE BLACK .MASK';
New York, Oct. 27. lim Glasson
was a rough, violent'-man. His face
had been blown away in a mine ex
plosion. He had to wear a black Jiood.
Jim wanted to marry a beautiful
Mollie. Naturally she didn't want to
wed a man who liadn't any face and
wore a hood. One day he took her
and shook hert over an abandoned
mine shaft, and'told her if she didn't
agree to marry him he'd drop her.
So she married him. She really
loved her cousin, Willie Strick, who
was much like Jim in voice and fig
ure, but not at all masterful. Willie
used to sneak in and call on her
when Jim was away.
One evening Mollie and Willie were
together. They thought Jim was go-ing-to
be away all night., Mollie was
telling Wjllie how she hated the hid
eous creature with the hooded head,
whose mangled face -she had never
seen, and prayed she might never
Jim came creepingback, thrust his
hooded head in the door and heard
her. He rushed upon Willie. The
light was upset, they struggled in the
dark. A heavy fall upon the fender
the hooded man lay dead. So thought
Willie and the -woman.
-She cbnceived a great-idea. There
"Did you hear that Johnson h.ad
married his typist?" "No. How are
they getting on?" "Oh, same as ever.
When he starts-to dictate she takes
was an 'extra hood upstairs.- She I him down' ...
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would get it and give it to Willie.
They would throw Jim's body down
mine shaft; Willie could live with her,
wearing the hood. No one"-would
know. Then they would go to Amer
ica, Willie could take off his hood,
and they would live happy ever after.
Mollie was some little schemer,
She went upstairs. The hooded
figure on the hearth came to life4t
had only been stunned. It crept across
the room and buried a carving' knife
in Willie's back. A moment later Mal
lie threw down the hood. -By the
time she had come down Jim had
drawn the hoo'd over Willie's head.
Mollie and one of the hooded fig
ures silently took the other hooded
figure, by legs and shoulders, carried
it out and threw it down the shaft.
Mollie, returning first, went to her
room, upstairs, to await Willie. -By
andliy came Jim. He locked the door.
He put out the lights. He clumped,
up the staircase.
you see him stand at the threshold
of the door and raise his hand'to lift
the hood from his face. You see him
step into the room. You hear, three
And with those screams ends-VThe
Black Mask, a Tragedy of Northern
England' which is this season's prize
package in the .Princess Theater's
program of thrills. It is a masterpiece
of ghastliness .and horror.
Jlolbrook Blinn plays both Jim and
Willie. Only one character has to
speak, in any scene, and a "ringer"
enacts the dumb part, the necessary
shift being easily made on the.dark
ened stage the- scene is a"kitche;n,
illumined only by candles. Emelie
Polini is the Mollie.
There are two other lurid little
dramas and two risque comedies on
the bill with "The Black,Mask."