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producing company. The Criterion,
at 44th street, one of New York's
theatrical landmarks, has become the
Vitagraph theater, with three shows
a day of "firstrun" Vitagraph pic
tures. Prices are from 25 cents to $1
in the evening; best seats are 50
cents in the afternoon.
Wm. Faversham ought to be, and
doubtless is, highly gratified at the
praise which has been accorded his
"Iago," in which he revealed himself
to New York audiences last week.
THIS DOG GUARDS FAMILY OF
Dallas, Tex. There's no man in
the Wier family of Dallas, but Mrs.
Wier andtie two daughters, Josie
and Ella, have a faithful guardian
and a dauntless protector in Jack,
their shepherd dog.
Two burglars who attempted to en
ter the Wier house attacked Jack
with a knife, but he planted his teeth
in the right place and the house
breakers took to their heels. Each
night Jack goes to the car line to
meet Josie and Ella Wier when they
return from work.
FOUND SOME MORE FOR US
Two English physicians Drs. F. J.
Poynton and Alex Paine have an
nounced discovery of diplococcus
rheumaticus, the microbe-of rheuma
tism and, evidently, the parent of
rheumatiz cuss-cuss, a party to
whom most of us have been introduc
ed without the aid of physicians.
Life is getting to be just one blam
ed coccus after another. Last week
the doctors trotted out diplococcus
pneumonae, the bacillus that roosts
in our teeth trying to promote pneu
monia. Today it's diplococcus rheu
maticus. This latest cuss seems to be par-,
ticularly charming. It multiplies by
division of itself and, in one day, can
produce about 15,500,000 descend-'
ants. The doctors aren't ready to
swear to the exact number, andHhey
needn't. Any cuss responsible for
rheumatism can be credited with
15,500,000 descendants in one hour,
without affidavits, and we won't kick.
Moreover, the doctors needn't do any
swearing to back up their statement
that it takes 281,500,000 of these
rheumatic cusses to weigh a pound.
We don't care a condemn how good
they are at parentage or pulling down
the scales. What we want to know is
how to kill the original pair before
they get to increasing their family to
0.5,500,000. And Drs. Poynton and
Paine. take special pains to announce
that they don't know this.
Say, isn.'t this medical science get
ting to be just about the greatest hor
ror of life? Isn't this game of scien
tifically showing a fellow that he's
full of new things that are eating him
and that are capable of producing
millions of hungry children per hour
becoming pretty raw? The plowing
in the field of medical research has
turned up coccuses (or cocci, to be
real Latinish) to burn. A fellow with
rheumatism will grant, without dis
pute, that his muscles and marrow
have 15,500,000 of coccuses, or mere
plain cusses and that every blast of
"them weighs a toa