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HELEN HOLMES ESCAPES A
SMASHUP BY MIRACLE
Helen Holmes, the daring heroine
of Kalem's Hazards' Helen Rail
road series, came withihan ace of
being ground under the wheels of a
freight train while working in a scene
of "The Broken Train,'5 recently.
In this story, a train breaks in two.
The rear section falls back to a dis
tance of about twenty yards. Miss
Holmes, driving a racing auto, cross
es the tracks between the two sec
tions. The engineer miscalculated his
speed, however, and by the time the
train reached the crossing where
Miss Holmes was to cut between the
sections, the freight train was travel
ing at about a 50-mile clip. Although
the Kalem actress realized that her
undertaking was fraught with peril,
she decided to attempt to cross the
track rather than delay the filming of
Driving her car ahead at full speed
Miss Holmes dashed between the two
'sections. The second section was so
close to the first that it actually
grazed the body of the racing car,
.sending it to one side of the road. In
ured as she is to exciting adventures,
Miss Holmes was compelled to stop,
work for the day as the result of the
shock. Just how narrow her escape
was will be seen when "The Broken
Train" is released Saturday, May 22.
BANG! BINC! MEXICO AGAIN!
Washington, May 10. Fifty were
killed in a fight between followers of
Gen. Antonio Barncna and Gen. Juan
Banderas, Zapatista - chieftians, in
Mexico City, Sunday, .according to a
statement by the Carrahza agency
Barona had previously killed Gen.
Francisco Estrada, chief of staff to
Gen. Gonzales Garza, in a dance hall
brawl, it was stated, and then went
to the Hotel Lascurain looking to kill
Banderasr--' - v..
THE ACTRESS AND THE CHEESE
HOUND A COMEDY
Frightful Fogerty, a gentleman
crook William Wolbert
Lillian Bussel, an actress. Ethel Teare
Bright, her press agent
Mrs. Fossil Myrtle Sterling
Fossil, her henpecked husband. .
His desire to secure publicity for
Lillian Bussel causes Blight, her press
agent, to invent a yarn about her
wonderful $10,000 cheese hound.
Frightful Fogerty, a gentleman crook
swallows this story, hook, line and
sinker. Forthwith he determines to
steal the valuable dog.
Hastening to the hotel in which.
Lillian is stopping, he tries hard to
annex the hound. At the same time,
the actress, siren-like, has bedazzled
Fossil, a muchly-married man, into
paying for her costume. While Poor
Fossil is admiring the costume, Fog
erty steals the dog.
The gentleamn crook hides the
hound under his coat. Blight comes
along just then. Frightful Fogerty's
actions fill the press agent with sus
picion and he follows the thief. In
his desire to escape, Fogerty enters
Mrs. Fossil's room. The woman, who
has been lying in wait for her hus
band, knocks the intruder down be
fore she discovers her mistake.
Fogerty scrambles to his feet and
departs from the room in haste. In
the meantime, the fleas infesting the
cheese hound desert the dog in favor
of poor Fogerty. At the same time,
Mrs. Fossil discovers the affair be
tween her husband and the actress.
She seizes the poor man and belabors
him. Blight catches Fogerty, who is
now making desperate efforts to get
rid of the dog. Knocking the crook
down, the press agent gives him the
beating of his life.
Thousands of workers late when
Northwestern "L" power weakened
at N. Whipple and Elston av.