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CHAPTER I-The time is the late 'Ma
or early '70a and the scene a steamboat
on the Mississippi river. All the types
of the period, are present and the float
ins' palace is distinguished by merriment. I
dancing" and gallantry. There are the
customary drinking- and gambling also.
Virgil' Drace, a young northern man, is
on his way south on a mission of revenge.
He meets an eccentric character in the
person of one Liberty, Shottle, who is i
constantly tempting the goddess pf
chance.-' They form a singular compact.
CHAPTHR n.Drace gets his mind off
his mission by entering into deck sports
in which he exhibits an unusual athletic
irowess. liberty -Shottle Ja again un
at cards and attempts a financial
negotiation- with Drace. The latter, see
tag an, opportunity to use Shottle. con
fides to him that his mission is to find
a certain ex-guerrilla. Btenho la Vitte. i
who had" murdered Drace's father. It is
his determination announced to his new
chum, to hang LA Vitte as high as
Hainan. Drace has become enamored
of a mysterious beauty aboard the boat
CHAPTER 111,The steamer reaches
New Orleans, at that time in the some
what turbulent throes of carpetbag gov
eminent. Shottle becomes possessed of
two tickets for the French ball, a great I
society event, and proposes that Drace
accompany him to the affair. The young
men attend and Drace unexpectedly meets
the girl who had fired his heart aboard
the steamer. She is accompanied by one
Boyce whose proprietary interest indi
cates that he Is her fiance. Through I
stratagem Shottle learns that the name
of the jghi Is Medina, la Vitte and that
hdr companion of the evening is the man i
who Is seeking .to marry her.
(Continued from \mt issue)
"Listen. Master," went on Shottle1
hurriedly. "I have a schemea magni
ficent scheme. Not only shall you be
Introduced to this lady, bnt yon shall
be presented to her In the role of a
protector and" rescuer."
"How in the world'will you manage I
"Very? simple. At ten minutes past
one, y^d'are to be^stahdlng on Blank i
street Just beyond the lamp at the
corner of street. Carriage 297 will I
drive past. From out the shadow of
a garden wall two men will spring out
and stop the carriageattempt to rob
this Boycfe fellow and that girl. You
will rush t|p with a cane-j-a cane, Vir
gil, no pisfoiand drive off the rob
hers! Yott are s/herothe lady thanks i
you. Tableau!" I
"Butbutn "Leave It all to mebut give me
that.twenty-five dollars. I know fel
lows who'd hold up the devil himself I
At ten minutes past one o'clock Vlr- i
gil Drace was standing In the shadow
of a .tree near the street-crossing de
elded upon, airslng himself for a hnlr
brnlnefl fool and Shnttle for an addle
pated rogue. A rnttle of whpels came
to his earsi and cah npproachcd hjm.
As it came under the lamp at the
corner, Virgil was sure he recognized
the flamingo neck of Liberty Shottle
rising from the turned-up collar of the
cabby on the box.
"Good Lord!" gasped Brace. "He's
done It.. Pray heaven Boyce carries
The cab passPd him. And then from
the shadow of a wall a hundred yards
or so distant two dark figures darted
out. There came a hoarse command,
a stifled scream, a cry for help. Drace
ran forward and found Boyce, Nadlne
and the supposed cabman standing
with uplifted hands beside the vehicle
while a masked desperado threatened
them with a pistol and a second robber
demanded their valuables.
Now Drace played his part right
gallantly, rushing upon the sobhers
with uplifted cane. The fellow with
the pistol fired oncethen a blow on
the wrist from Drace's stick sent the
weapon flying. The pain of the blow
enraged the fellow, however, and as
Drace made at the second robber, the
first one struck him heavily, momen
tarily dazing him. The two supposed
robbers now took: to their heels, pur
sued half-heartedly by Cabman Shottle
and energetically by Boyce, who had
been robbed in good earnest.. And
to complete the melee, the poor cab
horse, frightened by the pistol-shot,
galloped off with the ramshackle ve
hicle lurching behind It.,
Nadine turned to Drace, her face
lighted witn siratltu atf She held forth
hen-hand. Withy a grace that woulid
not bare mactoed a Highlandeorv who.
8^o$#H[ fh Immce, had home
narbnricj maid, and she snntched bar
hand .*JW but, relenting instantly,
"I thanir you much. Tou are brave.
/You are like one on the stage, the
Her *words came freely, and with
just enough of accent to convince that
they wfere sweeter than If there were
none. Drnee asked her if she remem
bered him, and her black velvet eyes
flashed-dark in astonishment.
"How could I when never have I
seen you? Yon must mistake me.
"I saw you on the boat, at the ball
at the St. Louis,"- Drace, said. "But
come to think of it, Iknojir that it
would be vanity on my part to believe
that you have seen'me.&
"No, It would not be vanity^* pleas
antly she contradicted Ale, shaking
her head, her cloud of haliff "The
brave do not be vain, but I did not see
you. I am so sorry. You sorry, too,
She laughed, and Drace thought that
never till that moment had he heard
music In Its sweetest purity. Then
Boyce and Shottle returned, panting
Shottle to disappear again in pursuit
of his vanished vehicle.
"Sir, I thank you most heartily for
your assistance," said Boyce, grasping
brace's hand. "My name is Boyce
Rupert Boyce. May I**
"Mine, sir, is Virgil Drace," respond
ed that young man. '1 am only too
glad to have been of help. I'm afraid,
however, you'll have to -finish your
journey on foot. May I have the pleas
ure of walking with you?"
This suggestion, however, Boyce de
clined. And although Drace insisted
as far as the bounds of courtesy would
permit, both Boyce and the girl evad
ed consent. And they left him stand
ing thunderstruck on the street corner
for the girl had said, giving him her
hand again in parting: "I thank you
once more for your help, Mr. Drace.
I hope I may see you again some time.
My name is Nadine la Vitte, and am
often in New Orleans."
Drace passed an uneasy night, his
mind torn by bis suspicion that Nadine
la Vitte was the daughter of old Ste
pho. And when Liberty came to his
room next morning, eager for praise
and reward, the" truth came out. Na
dine was Indeed the daughter of old
Stepho Liberty had overheard enough
while disguised as tne cabrpan to con
firm that. But where she lived, in- New
Orleans, Liberty hat} failed to learn
he had planned to drive them home,
but the runaway of the cab horse had
sent that plan-agley.
Now mare than ever was Drace re
solved to find where the girl lived, to
find old Stepho, to What would he
do when he found them? He was bent
on revenge upon his father's murder
ers, on solving the secret of that
buried money yet he was in love with
that arch-scoundrel's daughter. Or
was he? He must find her, make sure.
And he said as much to Shottle.
"There are some things that can't
be done by mere determination," said
Shottle, his mind on filling a flush.
"No, but judgment ought to be the
master and director of determination.
I tell you what we'll do. This after
noon we'll take the French quarter
by streets nnd knock at every door."
That afternoon they set out on their
quest. But the scheme of knocking at
every door soon seemed foolish and
impertinent. They decided to halt on
ly in front of habitations that seemed
to Invite inquiry, consult their in
stinct but as repeated fallune blunts
instinct dull,' hope became a critic,
without creative adventure, and ad
vised a return to'the hotel. Then they
thought that night wotld be a fitter
time. They might cutch sight of tlu
glrl or Boyce at the theater.
(Continued in Next issue)
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COMING TO REX OCT. 1, 2, & 3
What is rated as the most import
ant motion picture deal of the sea
son is the contract just consummated
by the Rex theater obtains the first
showing of I,the .big DV,W. Griffith
tfmWof the. siprV
Through aV arrarigeiaieiit made
recently by Manager Brinkman of
tht' Re"* thiedter,!
Ijcing tentatively set for Oct. 1, 2
and 3. It is said that there was con
siderable competition for this picture
Jiere, in spite of its magnitude which
America, and that leavevhothing to
be said. Based on the stirring melo
drama '"^He Two Orphans" with a
record pi, a half century*a success,
citing clashes, satire on human' weak
nesses, pathos and optimism, "Grand
ma's Boy is unlike anything Lloyd
has-ever done and isplays the star
as an actor of broader scope than
his most ardent admirers have known.
Lloyd's scenes with Grandma, play
ed by Mrs. Anna TOwnsend, an ador
able lady of 79, are among the most
charming ever screened. Mildred
Haris never before^ played with so
much charm. Dick Sutherland's poi-
trayal of the tramp is unequalled,
and Charles Stevenson is unexcelled
as the Bully-
Harold Lloyd has never been seen
to such excellent advantage as in
"Grr.ndma's Boy" and never was
there such a comedy as this. It re
mains at the Rox theatre until'Wed
"THE KICK-BACK" AT
REX THEATRE, FRIDAY
A big quick-shooting tale, full of i
the sizzling action of tense drama
warm with the glow of romance
and all set amid the sun-baked
stretches of the Arizona b?.d-lands
that's Harry Careys' latest screen
drama "The Kick-Back, scheduled
'ORPHANS OF THE STORM" for exhibition on ^Thursday and Fri-
i W spectacular in
terpretation of the **Two Orphans"
^released through_^Unitgdi Artists'
'Corporation, is insured exclusive
fUsjt run at his hoUle-^THe engage
ment will be for a full period of
.three days, the date^of the premeiere umphs with-the aid oi the United
the GriSHK film utilizes* every bit' been pronOuced as the master work
of dramatic action in it and displays!of Ernest Lubitsch, tne briliiani
it against Titanic background of ac- young director. It is. Many tnous-
tion and atmosphere of -*he period ands of actors were said to have been
the French revolution employed fti its making. They were-
Not only has a great spectacular And the charm of Dagny Servaes as
undertaking been accomplished in the the slave..,giri, the dramatic ability
new Griffth film, but it is piayed by [of Henry Leidtke as Ramphis and the
a notable cast. For the first- time I finished art oi expression revealed by
since the "Hearts of the World" the Paul Beinsfeldt
two Gish sisters are in one film, as
the two orphans.
Other players are the sensational
iy magnetic Joseph Schildkraut, star
of the stage success "Liliom", Monte
Bine, Frank Losee, Sheldon Lewis
Sidney Herbert, Creightori Hale, Kate
Bruce other Griffith selections.
"GRANDMA'S ROY" AT REX
THEATRE MAKING BIG HIT
Judging by the wr.y yesterday's
audience at the. Rex theatre received
Havoid Lloyd's newest Associated Ex
hibitors comedy in five parts, "Grand- I Mothers,
mas' Boy," exceeds the livliest ex- coming to the grn4 theatre for two
jactations for this much discussed days starting, Jsompitow, Tuesday,
and widely heralded ilm The title oi .|*is picture does not
With its philosophy, romance, ex- properly indicate its character
THE BEMIDJl I*A*LY PIONEER
day at the Rex theatre.
"The Kick:Back" was built like a
racing notoi for speedand s$iH
more spce As a ,lo^e cow^bay
lighting de^p^rateiy against the put
ting of a band of crooks who Sfr*^
the water hole-he owns'fa the mi-"
of the desert,, Carey Jias a role
iiia him Ixkg a'1
weii-cut suit Othii
in the cast are Ethel Grey Terry
his leading lady and1
ilenry B. \val$
thall as fine crafty Aaron Pricg
whose viliianyv besets the, cowboy
landowner until the final, tremend
uous climax in which the latter tri-
"THE LOVES OF PHARAOH"
AT THE GRAND TONIGHT
restricts it to the accommodations! Supers was .tne keynote of conr
of only the more important houses.! menis heard at the premier showing
"Orphans of the Storm" is the iat~ i of "The Loves of i^haraih,' a tre-
est triumph of the genius who pro-! menduous Paramount picture shown
duced the series of master films be-iat the Grand theatre yesterday It
ginning with the "Birth of a Na- i was this and more, for selaom has
tion" and running through such I any picture production to date, equal-'
successors, as-"Intolerance". "Brok- Ilea this in"beauty and massiveuess.
en Blossoms" and "Way Down East". (It will agam appear last times ai
"Orphans of the Storm" is I W- the Grand tonight. I
Griffith's biggest," -savs Manager So'many superlatives" have been
Brinkman$f tufj-Bdx. -'It?is the most poured on motion pictures thus
b-ilhant spectacle ever induced
town that it is difficult to do "The
Loves of Pharaoh-' a character por
trayed by Emir Jannmgs, justice
Simple words and a few may be ef
i'ective by contrast. Tais picture has
The setting was worthy of the
"MAN WITH TWO MOTHERS"
AT THE GRAND TOMORROW
Some screen artists do actually i
live their roles, while making1
pictures, is illustrated by" Mary Al
den, whose Smother" character in
"The Old Nest", a Goldwyn picture,
was heralded as a great work of art.
Miss Alden plays, another "mother"
featured role in "The Man With Two
also a Goldwyn picture
a matter of fact it is a combination
drama laughs and actions. A mem
ber of the Grand theatre manage
nt lias" seen 'i^he picture and gives
it his endorsement as being of the.
The MeJba of the Sioux
Banjowt ajnd War Dancer
fferent from any sfclo^'
Progranf changed each day.
^"best class, with plenty of the kind wrecks. The interior of a Honolulu
of ction interspersed with amusing sailor's resort, with its dancing girls
situations so pleasing to picturfe de
votees. "BONDED WOMAN" AT ELKO
THEATRE AGAIN TONIGHT
Beautiful Betty Compson in a
beautiful story of regeneration, beau
That was the attraction which prov
ed the lodestone at the Elko theatre
last night where "The Bonded Wo
man" opened to .ft capaj
of delighted^ patron
drama in a sto
and other diversions, furnishes a col
orful background. John Bowers and
Richard Dix contend for the star's
favoreach is a well known leading
man. Ethel Wales contributes one
of her amusing character roles- J.
Parell McDonald is the sea captain,
and William Moran is a believeable
villian. Philip E. Rosen directed and
J. jQ. yan Tress photographed-
Awkardy Bashful, Helpless,
Brave, Bold. Fearless,- ^:-^0* _-^%r Quake
A laughing joy^?q^dma,aBoy,^
and most original comedy^^'^--'-^-^:
In its eighteenth weelc at Los Angeles, California,
and still playing to packed houses.
Oliver Curwood Drama
What is your favorite flower?"
"Well" replied Farmer Corntossel,
j guess an orchid Is about as satis-
&c*pry as any." M^^
Some 'Boy Some Joy.
Our Hero i
"THE WHITE MOUSE..
Rex Six-piece Orchestra, Mat. 2:3O,JO-30c, f0-9
Grandma, bring your boys to the opening show and
two will be admitted for the price of one.
Playing to packed houses
Her greatest triumph&&?&
"The Miracle Man"
-JFohfl Bowers Richard
n^iA" romantic drama
pnmitlve "P^asiona and-^
Dbc annftftfhn lowers i
Mack Sennett comedy, "HER SCREEN IDOL."
Chas Pflock, director. Excellent musical program.
'The Storm" is coming!
Tuesday & Wed.
MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1922
rare.no swh favor'em There'
a captoin. I ebance of"they're gettin' a start. hke
a:t^ii^r^eft or dBiidelloto an' bavin-to be
weeded' put."-Washington Star^.
10c and 30c
For Four Days!
Hn Rur 5 PART PICTUMS
Five Reels of Joy
Something new for Lloyd,
the.romance of a "Fraidy
You'll laugh at Lloyd!
You'll love his grandma!
The story is a surprise.
The finish is a roar.
Some Joy in "Grandma's
To all bo who bring their
grandma to the opening show
that two will be admitted for
the price of one.
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