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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. TUESDAY,' JANUARY 8.' 1918.
AWAY THE BLIGHT
By MAnGAIUTT MASON.
Superstitious Susie Is a creature
Xow sensible Suzanna doesn't even
henTh. walV.1 beneath a ladder. "" the u..c combines a real.
opals cause her no alarm "dramatic Story with a-grade-of music
And she even breaks a mirror with far above the ordinary opera. -The I
no thought of future harm. waitz Iong, "just Voice to Call Me
- T-nnZ 7 a ....,,, Dear." most attractively nunc 'by
New TORK, Jan. 8 Fashion .. ... ...i,....
eertelnly Is all powerful since it can Mis Bennett, has all .the qualities
ren overcome superstition and down that have made other -sValtz songs the
It without a struggle. I predominating feature of great suc-
Foor but sensible relation who (e.se
couldn't afford to be superstitious, -j-p st0rj of the opera concerns
have reveled for years in opal rings. tne methods and means taken by a
scarfplns, brooches, earrings and even millionaire father to marry his son
necklaces cast off shudderlngly byit0 a -Roman of title Assistance In
ttmperanvtal and hysterical daugh- accomplishing this Is rendered by
tera and sons of the rich who werefaara springer warn .Hardy.), of Fish
Just sure opals brought bad luek.,b I1L wn08e humor wg rem.
dire calamity and ever thing else, nlgccnt of De Wolf Hopper in his best
dreadful and devastating But poor da Through Sam's efforts, and
relations wlU revel no longer I wlh tho millionaire's money, the son
Jnst now Madame la Mode is perIy marries the girl of his
V,VZ? t0 fflv "?'" -Y t choice, and the llttl prima donna of
glances on black opals and In conee- h Q rf Theater of the Cote
2Zn t7i I. . "fl"" ' ""'"'"C 1
rril Wight Is quite ignored by fickle
and fashionable females and the
flashing hues of the black opals
scintillate on their swan like throats
(soma of them are more like pouter
i-. .... ffc-i- h..i,- . tt
times ampV JSoioTnV en their lily
and tper dlgiu and dangle from
thtlr shell like aural appendages.
Smugly cohTEeoC .fitxhe consciousness
that they af - sraattljr Jeweled, they
ir th ont without hiii-
and as jet the list of casualties at -
tendant upon such
has been slight.
Feather Baa Lifted.
Just why the blight of superstition effects produced by unusual lighting
should ever have rested on the gor-isll combine to make pictures of a
geous feathers, of the peacock, that, lav Ishness and brilliancy equal to
favored fowl of June and long the'P0luo"m -which -have been famed
Tery trademark of vanity. Is a deep solely as spectacles,
dark peacock blue- -mystery Thlsi Miss WJJda Bennett, who appears
season sees the bah on peacock feath- In the title roll, sings a half doien
rs lifted however, as the fan of pea-jor more numbers. Which make up her
cock feathers Is unfurled. Theso part In the score, with a charming
(etching feather fans either mounted', voice and attractive manner. Carl
on jeweled and hand carved Ivory' Gantvoort sang opposite to Miss Ben
handles or. of (ha open and shut a-jnett with, .a. -barytone of pleasing
riety with tortoise shell or ivory j quality. andkan agreeable dramatic
sticks are the very acme of feather 1 personality.
fan aahlonaior the fair. I Mr. Hardy was pleasingly funny In
Peacock feathers also were! the part that gave him opportunity
triumphant from Jeweled evening to be continuously amusing
hair bandeaua or from the smart At the opening of the third act
!-?' turbans of metallic brocade there is a short Interpolated revue.
ff'JXfiS"? ?i tb en";e " for riot of costumes and ceUrl
In wicked Iridescence from the fas-' itr cf action conden.e. i,i 1.. 1...
Veb-jr"" of the $x&:t
in th. See of such fickle .hlfttn. f.":rSr!in0er1taarllr CnSUme "'
from supersltltion at fashions call. wLhlnitoi?n!" iii k .. ,
it would ba foolish to still cling to""?f'n,an wH1 be Particular
other superstitions equally as ob- i?, In f,, he of
noxieus. Why not banish the whole , . u Murrar. a Washington
musty, medieval lot alnee Madame ir,r'' wne gracefulness and piquancy
La Mode has bravely blaxed the trail command recognition even in so not
Most of ths UD-to-date maids and aD,e ca-'t as vurrounda her.
matrons have Indeed adopted this ' Tn orchestra, under the baton of
logic for their own and ladders are Charles Pre!n was admirably con
now passed under daunllessly by ducted, and between the second, and
opaled and peacock ladies. They turn third acts the leader was called -upon
back homa to get something they to repeat several times the charm
have forgotten and leave again by lng orchestration of one of the moat
the same door They begin a new attractive numbers of the score
"." " r: ' -" -. " .-
urnajL without a qualm and even
start Journeying on a fateful Friday.
The thirteenth of the month has be
come a prime favorite as a wedding
or an entertaining date and miltdy
now cracks or breaks her vanity
mirror with as little compunction as
she does a masculine heart.
Any Saeulder for 'Mean.
If that side of her profile happen
to be the best Miss 1917 Iooks over
her perfect left shoulder at the new
moon With airy nonchalance een
though the roullant good luck f
larding her escort sometimes turns
out to be bad luck
So you see when Fashion turns
against superstition. superstition
might Just as well get out of the
fashionable picture without any to
do "r fuss about it.
There's Just only one little weeny
superstition that still continues to
get by with It. That's the one of
picking up pins. Ko matter how
tight her corsets or skirts no woman
will fall to live up io the couplet
"See a pin and pick It up
All the da you'll have good luck
St a pin and let It lay
Then your luck will fly away'
especially if it be a blaik beaded pin J the heads of the audience on the end
beeaur of course ou can't buy themf a derrick beam attached to a mast
anymore during these war times Soon the stage Two slippers left their
there we are again back to the same; rightful place on Marie's feet to find
old reason that you can't get away refuge In th pockets of two front
from no mslter what jou start out row seated gentlemen who calmly
to write about. Een this measily 'reached up and plucked them off as
little picking up pins superstition
that still sticks In' spite of fashion's
ban U directly trac'sbl to the great
all blamable reason "on account of
NEW ENVOY TO SAIL SOON.
AMSTERDAM. Jan. K Announce
ment Is made here that Augustus
Phillips, recentlv named Netherlands
minister at Washington. Is planning
to sail on Januarv 15 for America to
assume his new duties succeeding
Chevalier Van Rappard
A ROANOKE HOTEL
WONDERFUL REMEDY FOR CATARRH
Was Bothered So Much Himself He Was Actually Becoming
Quite Deaf When Friend Told Him of Remarkable
Medicine For It
I used to be hawking and spit-
ting constantly dJrlng the day and at
night my head would clog up. making
me nervous, restless and unable to
sleep at times Drippings of mucuous
In my threat made me wake up each
morning with a nasty breath and bad
tasting mouth I had catarrh so bad
It began to affect my hearing and I
was ccnsldered quite deaf' savs a
well.knewn hotel proprietor of
then concentrated. nrt he uM ir van
fowerful stuff. He told me It would
elp ray catarrh If I snuffed a little
mixed in water ss strong as I could
stand. I started doing that and was
amazed how few drops 1 rould
stand mixed In half a glass or water
It is creat tuff. Within a few hours
my head was cleared and sleep from
S2r v09 DB TrM asy: ana restful
Breatklnr Wm free and my hearing
---"--v. ,- ... , nciiiici 17 ii mat- luurifr inr ainriint or Iroi
"Then one day a friend told me each day for a few Have and vou I
about Acid Iron Mineral and hew this b amszed at resiiitu Incidentally it
iron was gotten cut of the earth and might be mentioned iht nmhi.. ,.
. j.amj...... a !. ,. . I
If tuneful music, wonderful stage
settings, extraordinary voices and the
'prettiest chorua that has been seen
'In Washington In a decade are the
I things essential, to an Ideal evening's
I entertainment.' the "4"he Riviera
Girl.? ..which Klaw . p-langer
brought to the National Theater last
night, is a 100 per cent production,
of' Tht combination product of Bol
ton and Wodehouse. who furnisnea mm
jyrlcgf Bnd Emmerich Kalman. who
d'Arur. at Monte Carlo, weds the
,. ., ... .... h,n
Prince, and all are happy.
Opinions will vary as to which is
the more attractive: the score of
the play, the wonderful stage set-1
Hng. or the attractiveness of the
ca8t- ne,. -h" IU .sup-
PrUr. apd each one merit Its sup-
P0!1- . ..
Joseph Utban, many of whose stage
ettlngs have been seen in Washing-
ton. surpasses In "The Riviera Girl"
' everything else he has done. Color
a desperate act ul fabrics in graceful draplngs, set
tings that give the effect of enor
mous Interiors, costumes that riot
c icier was crori In ..
c-oors and will undoubtedly continue
!;lrbe. the.?ty t "Tfta Riviera
I - BELASCO. "
l- .u- ...
-.. lu. atcuna time this season the
lilting melodies and delightful scenic
cnecis or "lou're In Love." the Han-erbach-Frlml-CIark
pre charming patrins of the Belaeeo
'"i un iib return. "You're In
Love proe It has lost none of the
Httractlftn Jt,feadwhn Itdlrst visited
The cast Is practically the same as
that which originally presented the
how here early In the fall As be
lore, thej put over those sweet Frlml
Mine so that the audience departs
lifter the last act humming the haunt
ing song which bears the nsme of the
The outstanding features of the
performance last night were the ec
centric sailor dance of I loyd and
Wells in the second acv the ery
pretty steamer deck scene, and the
novelty which aids great'y In the
general success of the show the ride
Of dlint. nlfjilftnt Marl Plvnn K.VA
the singer floated over their heads
Miss Flynn was perhaps the bright
Individual i-tar of the pr6ductlon
Miss May Thompson Is a charming
dancer. Clarence N'ordstrom and Cal
McCullough make the most of thlr
parts, while the other principals and
chorus keep up to the general stand
The story Itself for thrr is s
story, even though it Is a- musics'
ccmedy centers about th contrail
marriage of a jourg couple, which
prevents or is designed to pren
any lovemaking for a year The
wss vagtly Improved I certainly
'oh,,1'r "If" "womlartol renrtdy fo.
does the work I gladly reromment
it to others troubled selwaiT" di
dared jr Kennerly
Note Hundreds of neonU have en
dorsed Add Iron MlneralSr catarrh.
Folks wishing to ret Iniihedlau , r,
lief should trv It Don i put mo?
lhan a few drops In h !. or .,
der the sun is heter th.n ai.i t....-
Mlneral for sore throat A little di
luted and cargled stops swelling anf
heals qtilckry V swnllow or two
won t hurt -anvotift.
B-lntr lust pluln nettirl iron rrn
cntratcd lt shout tli handlist
remedy ahuut the. house Ut. bottle
the A I. M. trade 'mark if your guar,
an tee of strength and duality All
druggists have it
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HISS WlLUA BENNETT,
Who, u Sylva Varejka in "The Kiviera Girl,?' brtngBa pretty face and
a charming; voice to one othe 'mott lavish opera productions of the
terms are faithfully lved up to 1y trie, of trained dogs The Roof Garden
contracting couple for three days minstrels ere to Introduce the Gold
What happens thtaT Go and see. j-Dus.t twins, Harry Howe und George
Wong, In a clever dancinv number,
B. F. KEITH'S. while King and King, aciobats, and
A clash of craba!s,a measured bf .ih,e Irwin Octet add mu-h to ths
lng of the kettle drum, and tlTere vW"", , Jtage.ng.
on the stage at B. F. Keiths, a queen and COstumes are much above the av-.
with her attendants. She dresses in a erase
semi-Egyptian. eemlarbarlc style. A
prisoner U brought before her. In pan-(
tomlme she asks him to dance and re-i
leases him from the shackles, and they I
he1n- It'a. Theodore Kosloff and.Nata i
cha Rambova In one oC the Iwtcf their
im u.m. .... "- - -"at the Ioceum Theater this week.
kel -of the new chool of dancers .wjtji uh nrirtin nd smifrv Rnh.ni
Ballv and Cowan entertain so weill.
with a banjo-mandolin and tongs that
they seem to hate stepped on and off
again lmmedlatel. Jack Mcciaiien ana
May Carsen hae their usual roller skato
act. which Is Ui best of Its kind In
vaudeville. Alfred Bergen, the: baritone,
went from one aong to another amid a
constant applause. He sang, among
others. "The Battle Hjmn of lh Repub
lic" and "The- Hanging of Dannj Due
er." as an encore. Jack Diamond and
8bjl Brennan are full of "Niftynon
lense." and Joe Cooke Is better than ad
ertlied in his "One Man VaudeUlle
And Pat Rooney. with Marlon Bent, is
the earns old Pat Jlooucj. if anything
Just a wee HUle "bit more "coo coo," as
he would put It The One Way Out,"
with Robert Haines, a rehash in tabloid
of Peter Grim. 1' wonderfully acted. It
la of an unfaithful wife of a soldier
and the "othor man." The shows ends
with the Hearst Pathe News Weekly.
A military musical comedy, which
starts on the roof of a Washington
residence, and ends at a training
camp on the Hudson River, is this
veek's attraction. "When Love Is
foung." at Poll's Theater.
Love reigns supreme throughout
the performance, but there i a
A-ealth of good corned j. a number of
:atchy songs, some clever diilllng and
considerably more plot than wbh con
tained In the preeedlng -howi by
he Poll plaers.
The plot concerns the efforts of R
oung lieutenant to Inveigle his rich
incie out of enough monej to satisfy
he financial craving of the girl of
lis heart, and thus outwit a; verv
realthy rival Jack Pqulres. han
Uea the part of the vounc officer
vlth telilnr effect, and George Natan
iOn makes a typical rich uncle.
Louise Mink, Lillian Crosmin and
21ise Bartlett led the chorus In a i
lumber of songs, all of which were i
Igorously applauded, an.. Farah 1:J-1
.rarda was as humorou as ever
Billy Lynn an Eulalie Vounp '
rought a lengthy respnnt.- from the I
tudlence viltli their lisping joni:
ome Other Time." One of. the heii
lumbers was the "Dance of All Ni
lons " in which Billy I.jnn apd six
f the prettiest girls of the chorun
Lew Powers and Clarence Lvdston
ave prominent comedy parts and
oln in the singing
t! lYETl .
Fred Irwin's "Big Show is holding
'orth at the Gayety this werk tn thi
jest burlesque show seen here thl
easen. It bears the title of "BUI."
tnd Is in two acts and ten rcene
vlth "the; -adventures' r.f William
".hskespare In the land of sncupa
lon as the central tneme I.ci.
layes. an eccentric comedian H
.nown to Washington bur'eeque pa
rons, has the role of the ".-iplrlt of
tagtime." and his funn untlca and
lever dancing won manv rounds of
pplauae. Billy Walnwrlghi plnjs the
art of Shakespeare u hlle the part of '
Cng Cos! was Intrusted to 8am
Virginia Irwin. Margaret Shane ,
Jrace Estelle. Hilda Berlin. Helen An-
trews. Msrie Besursrd, dIe Ander-
on and Blanche Parnuetta vie for
lonnrs In the feminine roles and np
teared to advantage In the numerous
insrmbl' During the ac.Ion of the '
iiecn many vstioevine spf-.aiiies arei
Introduced Samaroff and 'onls. Uus-j
slan dancers, have em Interesting act
In which they are assisted by a -troop '
at the Capitals Playhouses
Tuneful music, witty dialogue, and
an interpreting compan) that "fills
ih. kill m... th. Aiti,t,inti.. faain,..
Jof :.The Athietlc Girl" as presented
head the comDanv In a new role of
.. j , M
to better advanUge, and his comedy
keeps the audience In laughter. -Miss
Griffin has a delightful olce which
she usts offectnely Others In the
company who aid In making the show
one of the, season's successes are Gus
Mortimer. Billy Bomton. Loretta Gail.
Harry Letlne and Blanche Wilcox.
Among the specialties introduced are
popular songs by a male quartet.
"My Winter Girl." "HaJI of Fame."
und "Then I'll Com- Back to You"
ure a few of the many songs Intro
duced A IU- wire chorus of twenty-four
Kir!" help3 trt keep the show moving
LOEWS COI.L.lllll .
Locw's Columbia presents for the
nrst three day this week Pauline
Frederick in "Mrs. Dane's Defense."
the play made famous on the speak
ing stage bv Margaret Anglin. The
story as told upon the screen Is ad
mirably acted by Miss Frederick and
her companv, the English atmosphere
being skillfully created and thepho
"Mrs Dane's Defense" in pictured
form Is a good example of the differ
ence between writing for the screen
and th- stage When Margaret Ang
lln appeared in the drama on the
audible stage the famous scene where
Judge Carteret bit by bit forces the
confession from Mre. Dan- held an
audience breathleil awaiting the
revelations In the photoplay all the
past histor) of Mm Dane hai been
!lMlocd before the rross-examlna-tlin
wnl-h becomes only an incident
of the stor
Th iietion of the pla Is whether
a girl who deviated from the path of
re tltude In her vmith can live down
nor pact and 1 thi vnune L'nzllsh
lord xvhmn shr hi-, met in her as-
-mined fhjrati of ., widow The
cuardl - in of the jouns lord discovers
'lie true hlatorv jf 'Mrs Dane past
and puts her in the vvav .f leading a
lite conducive to future hiipplricjs
Hilly Mason In a romedy feature of
the IvMizenJimnicr Knl and several
ithfr short films Complete the bill.
Wiltmn S Il-vrf is the crntral fig
un in Tlie hiUnt Man, a Western
.li..t.-pln )invn dt Crnndall a Knlrk
crhotker Thnater last nlKht In the
rolt- of h emeossful t;old proepector
vlio is einhitt r ft b" Hie trrachrry
jf n uoman anil the rhuanery of r
ninlnc crplrer. Mr Hart visualizes
a picture'!!!'' liarai ter whoe rugged
manner ami d-miiR flol! i do not
prevent the ri( viluiiment nf his ro
Amplo nriioii is suppliid in "The
Silent Man stirrlnK slai;e hold up
i Ihrilllnc pnisuit ..r the bandit
hrougli moiintnin , rjjes. a raid upon
a chuti h and upon rt cabin occupied
by a hlpl-si fainllv. and nnall) s
irnmatli trene in a oiirt room whr
thc liiro. on trial for Ills life, piuncrs
lit of a snciiml etr.rv window, hurls
the larlit about the rf-al culprit.
snatch's him from his horse, and
iraKa him throiiRli the diisi bark to
the room where 1,. Is ondemnrd
Thi nhotocranhv in this Thomas IT
Ince production u unusually good,
thr lighting effects bxlnir exceptional
Th iiipplementar Mdnev Drew
ronieU ! an RmuMng stinlj
Xontght and ednrdav the photo
play feature will be "The Etervsl
Temptress," In which Mme Lin a.
Cavallerl, the Italian perattc star,
enacted the title role before the
G AFID EX.
It would be unfair to those who ex
pect to see the picture to divulge the
Identity of the man who lends plausi
bility to the title of "Her Second Hus
band." the feature of tho photoplay
bill at Moore's Garden Theater the
first three days of jthls wk. but It
l entirely within the bounds of pro
priety to say that the episodes lead
ing to the second marriage of the
central figure In the story are- far
more dramatic than any that hava
marked the previous camera playa In
which Edna Goodrich has appeared.
The narrative moves unfalteringly
to an Interesting and unexpected cli
max and permits Miss Goodrich to
visualise a more convincing character
than many of those she has hereto
fore brought to the screen The set
tings, attention to the minutiae of
production, photography, and costum
ing, also serve to elevate this silent
vehicle for the talents of beautiful
and popular star of the shadow drama
to a higher level than is customarily
attained. The acting of the star's
supporting company is uniformly ex
cellent. "A Marriage Not." a comedy, and
nfhBf hvlsi .. AAinnlata- s wvi
gram that will appeal to all picture
lovers. Wednesday. Thursday, and
Friday the attraction at the Garden
will be a plcturlzatlon of "The Man
Without a Country," and for the last
day or the week. "The Savage," fea
turing Ruth Clifford.
To those who viewed the stage ver
sion of George BroadhursJ's play,
"Today," It will be unnecessary to
say more than that the plcturlzatlon
of this gTlpplng drama, which was
substituted as a result of raljroad
delays for "The Little Girl Next
Door," at Moore's Strand Theater, as
the feature of the bill forHhe first
four days of this week, presents all
of the dramatic force of the original,
amplified by numerous scenes.
Florence Reed, in the central role,
that of Lily Morton, the luxury lov
ing young society matron who was
willing to barter her life for the
momentary pleasures that money could
bring, gives a strong portrayal. The
same can be said of Frank Mills In
the opposite role, that of her strug
gling husband, who rebuilt success
out of failure, and the members of the
large supporting cast. The produc
tion Is one that gives every Indica
tion of careful attention to detail on
the part of the art director, and the
photography reveals a happy accom
plishment of perspective effects rarely
brought to the screen.
The cabaret scenes are a photo
graphic record of a gay night tn one (
of Broadway's most celebrated lob-i
ater palaces, with a hula-hula dance j
as one of the features. I
Beginning Thursday, the feature of I
the bill for the remainder of the
week will be "Babbllna Tongues."
picturing Grace Valentine ana James
More adventures of Bab, the mis
chievous "sub-deb" of the celebrat
ed stories by Mary Roberts Rlnehart,
are related In delightful fashion In
"Bab's Matinee Idol." yesterday's chief
photoplay attraction at Crandall'e Sa.
voy Theater. Aa in the two compan
ion pictures which preceded the sub
ject. Marguerite Clark Is filmed In the
role of Bab and offers a thorough
ly charming characterization.
The story opens with Bab literally
"had-over-heela" In love with the star
of a certain Broadway drama, which
she has recently seen. She learns later
that the production Is none too suc
cessful, so with the help of a young
man In the advertising business she
plans a publicity "stunt" which tl)e
pair believe will convert a failure
into a success. Bui the scheme mis
carries, the "Idol" misses the matinee
performance, and his wife, whose ex
istence Bab had never suspected, ap
pears on the scene.
A plcturlzatlon of the stage success,
"The Cinderella Man," featuring Mae
Marsh and Tom Moore, Is to be shown
today and tomorrow.
The troubles of two waifs, Michelna
Libelt, a Roumanian immigrant to
this country, and "Blackia" Moyle, a
newsboy, form the first part of the
plot of "The Trouble-Buster." yester
dsy's screen attraction at Crandall's
American. Michelna, the girl (Vivian
Martin), takes care of "Blackie" when
he Is stricken blind by an accident.
Later she entered at an art exhibi
tion a clay statuette she has modeled
a grotesque thing, very much on
the order of the famous Billlken. It
strike the ee of sn art dealer who
believes that it has commercial pos
sibilities Whereupon Michelna gives
the credit for Its making to "Blackie."
whose fortune Is then assured The
girl's Iojalty to her comrade finally
brings happiness to them both.
"Hab's Burglar." with Marguerite
Clark pictured in the chief role, will
be hown today
"rtearhing for the Moon," shown at
Crandall's jesterday, praMdes Doudass
ralrbanki with a story that is de-
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fercrs In the last half rentnrj and
! Just aa good for sciatica, neu
ralgia, lumbago, backache, sprains
cldedty different from any In -which
he has yet been pictured As Alexis
Caesar Napoleon Brown , a husnble
norker In a button factory with blgh
Ideals and lofty ambitions, he be
comes obsessed with the Idea that by
concentrating upon a desired end, he
can attain It This thought lnterfea.es
with his work to such an extent thnt
be is discharged, but ha Is shortly
thereafter transported from the
depths of gloom to the heights of Joy
by the arrival of a visitor who in
forms him that he, Alexis. Is tha long?
missing heir to the throne of Vul
raris. Arriving In Vulgaris, and assuming!
his throne, Alexis finds that being a
king has some few Inconvenlencas.
There Is a pretender to the throne.
Black Boris, who leaves no stone un
turned to do away with the new-found
king. Plots are hatched mo quickly
that Alexis dares not eat. fearing his
food Is poisoned. After being stabbed,
thrown Into a canal and blown np by
a bomb, he begins to think that the
Job In the button factory was vastly
to be preferred, and he escapes from
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Today, tomorrow and Thursday, a
cleturlsatlon of "The Secret of the
Storm Country." picturing Norma Tal
madst, will occupy the screen.
"The Auction Block," a screen ver
sion of Rax Beach's novel, was the
attraction at Crandall's Apolto, which
drew large crowda yeslsrday. Its
theme Is the modern marriage mar
ket, the bartering of beauty for
we.,tlu Lorelei Knight. IU principal
character, a girl of surpassing beauty.
Is the daughter ofa email town poll -
flelan and a. na-rtnir morner. Tne
girl becomes the wife of a dissolute
millionaire. There Is much of the'
typical Rex Beach "punch" rn the pic-
tare, and among the more stirring
moments are a fight In a New York
gambling house, raided by the police;
the overturning of a great pot of
molten steel In a Pittsburgh mill.
and a lavish banquet given by a steel
magnate. Rubye de Romer is) the
screen star. "The Good-for-Nothlnr."
with Carlyle Blackwell featured. Is
being shown today.
Vivian Martin Is the charming star
of "Molly Entangled." a film attrac
tion which pleased th elarge audi
ences at, Crandall's Avenue Grand
yesterday. From a seeale standpoint
alone, this Is an unusual production.
These scenes are laid In Ireland.
Molly Shawn, the heroine. In love
with Barney Melon. Is farced Into a
midnight marriage with Jim Barry.
a rich landowner. Barry is believed
to be at the point of death at the
time, and the marriage Is ordered to
comply with the requirements of a
certain will which Involves the pos
session of titles to large land Inter
ests. There is a surprise at the end
cf the story, which converts Molly,
the unhappy bride. Into Molly, the
wife of her real sweetheart. Ma'one.
A Douglas Fairbanks film will be
shown today and tomorrow, "Reach
ing for the Moon."
AT HER birth,the Mad Monk
jf- said she would be the most
beautiful woman in the world,
would drive the Emperor mad
with love of her and would over-,
throw his throne.
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LONDON. Jan. 8. That Earl Reading
will have full control of British af
fairs In America from every stand
point Is declared by Viscount North
cllffe in a statement In which ha says:
"The nation Is Indebted to Earl
Rsadlng for taking up th tremendous'
task of representing the war cabinet,
the British war mission to the United
States, the treasury, the ministry of
munitions, the air board, and. tn fact,
.all British Interests In the United
States, at a time when tho interde
pendence of the United Btates and the
United Kingdom on eaeh other's war
eQforts has assumed a scale little
Imagined by the public Tb speed
of the Anglo-American war f f ort
hasi been Impaired In the past by the
need of one controlling head of all
Brftlsb affairs In the United States.
Preplous weeks have been wasted In
correspondence and equally precious
hoar In cabling.
"Fspm the embassy In Washington
Earl Beading will be In touch by pri
vate telegraph wires with all depart
ments of the mission In New York.
, he has been given the same
fun authority to act promptly and
1 on !, own judgment as he possessed
-a t- i.i. i... M-.. ..
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