BE MET TODAY
McAdoo and Leaders of
Congress to Confer on
The question of a new war rev
enue bill at this session of Con
is to be discussed 'today when
2*oeretary of the Treasury McAdoo.
Chairman Simmons, of the Senate
rinance Committee and Chairman
.vjtcbin, of the House Ways and
Xeana Committee meet in confer
8enator Simmons and Mr. Kitchin
have both been open in their oppo
sition to new taxation legislation
until Congress meets again in De
cember. or at the earliest at a spec
fal session of Congress to be call
ed to meet directly after the fall
elections. They take the ground
that ample authority has been
granted by Congress to raise all
necessary funds to meet war de
mand?. and that tax legislation
would delay indefinitely the ad
journment of Congress, now set for
July 1. without good cause.
In this stand they appear to have
the support of the majority of both
Houses of Congress, including both
Democratic and Republican leaders.
Secretary McAdoo is firmly of the
opinion that the finances and credit
of the country, under the strain
of unexampled expenditures for
war purposes, demand the early en
actment of a new war revenue bill.
Like members of Congress, however,
he is willing to be shown.
One of the stock arguments
against a new bill is that it would
disturb business conditions. The
Treasury Department takes the view
that if war revenue legislation
would disturb business at this time,
it would disturb it at any time,
and as no one in Washington
doubts for a moment that a new
bill must be enacted, it is just as
well to get it over with.
Some of the members of the Ways
and Means Committee have seen the
force of the argument presented
by the Treasury Department and
are already at work putting to
gether the foundation for a new war
revenue bill. The scheme of this
bill is a flat rate of taxation on
Incomes and excess profits.
Far-seeing Senators and Repre
sentatives are arranging their af
fairs for a protracted session.
RED CROSS DRIVE
in Alexandria on
City Will Double Its Allotment of
THE IIKRAIJI BI REAI .
it. L". K'.igi.r
d ?3 King hlret'f.
Alexandria, Va . Miv 19 -if there
is any man who refu.es to civ.- i.,
the Rod Cro*a fund, he is a friend
??f the Kaiser, and an enemy ..f the
I niled Slates." d elated H. H K
MeKarland. former District Com
mlsaioner. and now chairiivin if the
Red Cross fund of Washington, in
an address delivered at a monster
open-air Red Cross mass meeting
neld here this afternoon at the Con
The spraker predicted that Alex
andria would double her allotment
Of ?!-.??? in the drive, which will
oe formally openorj tomorrow. Three
*>f <Jen. Pershinv's men. who were
among the fifty sent over to help
boo t th(. lib.-ny ?,.r<. prf.^
ent. and two made addresses. Those
who spoke were Corp. l.tty j; Smith
and Sergt. H.ftner. Private Fred
erick also was present. They weie
given a big ovation.
Private Smith told of the lighting
on the other side, and predicted
tlwi the American troops would
Klv a good account of themselves
_ s"*t H.ftn-r urged all to give
unt.l it hurts- He lau led Charl.
Taft, and urged all to send letter-.
home <o 'he boys, and to omit
The meeting was presided ovef bv
Rev. K. V. h#-ge.^ter. D. D. pastor of
the M. K Church South. The invo
cation was pronounced bv Hfet \V ?
Norton rector of Christ l\ K. Church.'
and the benediction by Rev. Isjifls
^met. raster ?f St. Marys Catholic
Church. he m.etin,- was called to
orrtep by Carroll Pierce.
^"reeding the mass meeting .her.
was a big parade, which was viewed
? tre ?0"", 2 r~"" alon< King
street^ Jo.in H. Trtmyer v.as tnief
marshal Music was furnished by in.
Washington Navy Yard Hand and
the Boy Scout Rind of Washington.
The women, dressed In their Red
Cross uniforms, made a splendid
showing alons the line of march.
The parade was as follows- Wa.h
p"""X."-v '???"'?I " '??I- 'hree of Hen
Pershing, chief Marshal Trim
ii? H I /- ? " Klnk' Krank ha>
1'M. H. R aton. s. W. PRts. Van-e
uL.itZ. w"men uniformed from
branch Cross, Rosemont
u f?ra,Wo"c "''=hts. Washing
ton Boy :v,.,. Kand. Herbert
r.. I hurch South, firri'v p e
ttoSlY. K?",rn star- Uncolnla.' |,t':
Church ,?m S.'" MaryCatholic
? hurch. an.I m? ml?ers of st
Academy Alumnae. *
Residents this mornins f.-u wl
In the Inteiest of the Red iv.-.
Those Who will assist In the cam
paign will meet at 9:3ft o'C!o,.,t
srz.jzr"r ,n ,h" t"?? o/
k2 ?f 1 on?n*erce. an,| ?h??
IV ''"V"1 at ???? Pastors of
JIL .t rt',r" ">*>V urged all to
drive"" M,rport to thc Cross
hundred and Hfty little gin,
\wre?.'h. "L v anrt *earing floral
wreaths about their heads, this after
>K?n participated in the annual Mav
(ch^r".100 W 81 Mary'* <-?'holic
Miss Dorothy Knight was May
Marearetnghhrr n,aid" w,-re *?"*?
Shu?"- I>ene I>v?,n.
" Ind .h h , "" WH" Crown bo?r
HjiT W *" maids Misses Cor
Ka \ 5"'na Virginia
R?Wil Coll *arCt Brcnn" Ml,.,
^.enh , 7"*" ??? cross bearer, and
Joseph Lash wa3 banner bearer.
Huri'dreH?'h Of the One
er^r.oo , anniversary of the conse
cration of St. Paul's P. E. Church
were held in that church at II o'clock
this mmnuig in the present..
large conatega,ion o? which o. Hs.on
. silk flag. ,he alft
tH .S l"- wa* fo"nally pre
? ?hu:ch- A nre,entation
the^JriMsh * G'"- M"C'-?chlln.
flal^o? ? ary BUache- ?>"? the
.k :^v "?*P'<-d on behalf ot
n ReT- P P" ?'h'"iPa. n
hs,' *tlman wa< no ach d
by Rev. Wallace R. Rollins. I> !> of
D. SoT Theological seminar^.
De Wilton Aitcheson has sone in
*lrf*nla, which convemea to
Ministers Tell Needs of So
ciety and Importance of
Congregations In churches of
every denomination were appealer
to yesterday by their pastors to
| give their utmost to aid the Ameri- I
i can Red Cross during the coming
j week. I
Throughout the Catholic churches
of the District, at all the morning
?masses a letter from Cardinal Gib
bons was read.
Message of Cardinal Ribbons.
"I have been requested by the
government to bring to the notice
of the faithful under me, the very
pressing needs of the Red Cros, So
ciety.'" the Cardinal wrote. "It la
a well-known fact, that this organ- I
! ization. together with Knights of
Columbus and Y. M. C. A., has beei.
i officially recognized as a govern
ment agency and Is doing magnifl
Uant w-ork, both at home and abroad.
Any help, therefore, that may be
given this society is but lending aid
to our country in the trial through
which she is parsing.
"I therefore ask, in your an
nouncements at the masses on Sun-1
day May 1!*. that you bring the
needs of this society to the atten-1
tion of the people of your parish
in the hope that their response will
be as generous in this case as their
means will permit. Our Catholic
people have proved beyond question
that loyalty and devotion with them
is not mere lip service. In the fur
nishing of men and means they
have set an example which will
stand for all time, of how a de
voted people can measure up to the
nation's needs. I feel sure, this
last appeal will meet with a like
PrrnHemCm Mmmk^ Read.
Dr. Gordon, of the Congregational
< hurch; the Rev. James Shera
Montgomery, and all other Protest
tant ministers, made appeals to
their congregations to give gener
ously to the Red Cross during the
coming week. In many of the
churches the President's message
was read in full.
The Rev. Dr. Anderson, at the
I Calvary Baptist Church, asked the
I members of the congregation to let
j >t be known at the church the
lav.iount they contributed. He add
led. "I.ike the blind woman who had
I the sunshine of Ood In her heart,
j is the Red Cross today."
FROM WAR FRONTS
. DETAILING BATTLE
< "NTINI'Kn IIOV PACE (INK.
1 machine guns. Our casualties were
We successfully raided today * hos
. fi'e post southwest of Meteren inflicting
j casualties on the garrison.
"From the remainder of the front
11here is nothing to report beyond ar
j iillery activity on both sides in dif
'? ferent sectors."
Following is the text of the official
?!:.>? report from Field Marshal Half.
' .Minor enterprises wen undertaken
"V us last night in the neightorhood
?>f \ ille-Sur-Ancre northwest of Moi
; I' "court. Our positions in this locality
| w^re improved. A number of prisoners
??'iid machine guns were captured by
, Raids resulting in the capture of
a few prisoners and four machine guns
.were carried opt by us northwest of
, Albert and in the neighborhood of
: I famel.
j "A raid attempted by the enemy
j northeast of Rethune was repulsed by
jour fire, .M. enemy troops being un
able to 'each our lines."
? Paris. May 13? The artilleries .,f
I ""'h eid-s were active last night
-ad early tl-i? morning north of the
,Avre. says today's war office com
| trench patrols took prisoners in
the sector of Hangard en Santirre
| German surprise attacks near the
I lower Aillette River, in the Ar
I tonne, and in the Woevre sector
. failed. The French made a success
ful mid to the east of Rheims, tak
| ing some prisoners.
ir text ot the c,ay c?mmunique
"Their were artillery Are by both
IV in the region north of the
j .? took prisoners In
? the Hansard sector.
j "Enemy surprise attacks toward*
tho lower Aillette end in the Ar
iconne and Woevre sectors *ere
j broken up by our fire.
'7V". L?.ok I""i?nners in raids of
I ea>t of Rheims.
j From the remainder of the
| front there Is nothing to report."
Berlin, via Tendon. May 19.? Follow
ingis the text of today's war office
statement covering the operations on
I the West front yesterday: ,
. ?C Hu,lu<l? English .at
tacked With several companies. They
J were repulsed with heavy losses.
" Elsewhere Infantry activity was
limited to reconnaissances.
.."'"'J?'5; activity continued on
Untl1 e,,r,y """-"ing.
It d.min'shed later and was revived
onl> towards evening.
"Between Arras and Albert the
enemy was especially active. Our bat
teries were many times subjected to a
; > iolent fire. '
j morrow, and which will be presided
j over by W. A. Smoot, this city.
j Mrs. Oracle E. Potter, wife of To.
,seph M. Potter, died shortly after 5
I "clock Saturday afternoon at her
. residence, near Franconia. Fairfax
County, Va. She was a daught?
I Of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Dove ani
j addition to her husband, is survived
! by one child. The funeral will take
I Place at 3 o'clock Tuesday after!
noon from P.e?lal, Baptist Church
:and the burial will be In the ceroe
j tery at that place.
'CrUlo fun"ral "Clarence Howard
Griffith son of Mr. and Mrs. Wlll
i K- Griffith, took place this aft
ber. attended in a body.
VIi'n r.BV*P17? u on of members of
Pit? xi Consistory No. 2. Scottish
. Masons, Monday. May 27 will
journey to Harrisonburg. Va.. to
iwen'tv nKrC' ?n a Cl"* of
twent)-Ave candidates from dlffer
'TheP? u Va,ley of Virginia.
'?d tV 1 lake :?
VERNON HTNUTT GOT SOMEWHAT SORE BECAUSE THE FAT I Rv cohtaine fo*
MAN WAS TRIMMING HIM AT TENNIS. J
(Copyright. 1918. by The Wheeler Sytidlraio. !. ? i
Sunday Theatre Openings
roil'a?"in I Ket.*?
i Miss Izetta Jewel's return to the
j.;ta>;e. and in particular to the good
| old boards of Poll**, where she reigned
so long in the stratum of stock, was
ro'complished last evening in a play
'of which the title was aptly and elo
There is such an enmeshed motlva
, lion of "In a Net," so many angles
, f the plot leading to diffusion rather
11 nan to centralization and compnct
' ness, that the drama naturally lends
'itself to mixed and varied feelings.
It i? not conventional in any sense.
Maravene Thompson has succeeded in
| giving her first play a new story, and
it "is indubitably true that the story
'can and will be made much more
'convincing and sound than it now is.
That much i* certain to come before
the drama assumes its permanent
"In a Net" is to be classified ss a
melodrama which escapes the hack
neyed rhannHs by a plot which darts
into what is. so far as present mem
ory goes, a new field of theatrical
exploitation. Kor Instance, we find in
I the final act a mother desperately try
ing to save the hoi\yr of her boy and
? who. in that fight, is forced to pre
I tend marital relations with a man
?not h?r husband, a victim of amne
I sia?that is. one who has temporarily
lost control of those cerebral centers
'wherein dwell the memory. The au
[thoress and the players do yeoman
service in trying to make such a situ
lation plausible. One does not have to
I witness the play to envisage the al
| most insuperable difficulties of doing
But for Washington at least ?he
main question to bt? asked of the new
, piece is this: "What does it do for
; .Miss Jewel?" Well, it provides her
| with some opportunities for emotion
alism which she accepts with fluency
! ji nd ense. rtjic can readily imagine
I?oe Kugel. producer of the play, cast
ing about for an emotional actress
who could realize in its fullness the
high-pressure quality of "mother
love" as exemplified in "In a Net."
, turning his eve in the direction of
| Miss Jewel as an adequate exponent
' of the part. The ex-queen of local
, stock showed she had lost none of
i her old skill, none of her facility and
sureness of touch. She acted the part
? of "Allayne Norman" cleverly, avoid
ing the temptation of overacting it,
or of masticating the scenery in the
vein of the Leslie Carter and Olga
i Nethersole s< hool.
Miss Jewel has surrounded her
| self with a company which for the
most part Is excellent. Charles
Milward gave a smooth and well
rounded interpretation of the role
of "The ^#en." the memory-bereft
hero who narrowly misses robbing
the heroine of the aympathi-.i of
the audience at more than one point
in the development of the plot. Wal
; ter Ringham could well give a
? trifle more repression to the imper
sonation of Dr. Morris. Walter Wil
ison contributed an excellent char
acter study of a dissolute husband
as Bruce Norman; Buster Wattell
I scored one of the real hits of the
play in the role of the hoy, "Billy'
I Norman; Clarence Handysides was
I adequate to all demands that the
role of Sir Henry Drake made upon
!him; Cyril Holmes contributed somfc
rather futile comic relief as Mar
! tin; and "Gypsy" O'Brien made quite
J a striking picture as the model,
: Elise Ellison, in opening the play.
Cast and production are excellent
I of their kind, and the play undoubt
edly will be knitted together, will
lose its tendency to talkiness, as
the trylng-out period reveals its
minor structural flaws and gives a
more effective projection to the
An audience which waited until 9:'J6
o'clock last evening at the Belasco
for a delayed curtain rise, saw a
presentation of "Maytime." a play
with music by Rida Johnson Young.
"Maytime" would be a fine little
bit of dramaturgy, were it not for
the fact that it seems to suffer from
too much "atmosphere." For the pur
pose of comparison, it is a sort of
musical ized "Milestones," although
! considerably more lightsome.
J "Maytime" is a musicalized history
. of the rise of real estate values on
ManhAttan Island. If you don't like
that sordid a viewpoint, one may
amend and call it a history of what
happens to be3t families, no matter
how Dutch, in the course of nearly
"Maytime," of course, has a plot.
Ottille Van Zandt, the charming
daughter of a rich patron family, falls
in love in the, first act and in the
year 1*40 with Richard Wayne, the
I apprentice son of a laborer. Ottille is
i foi-ced into marriage with a cousin she
] detests and Richard departs to make
' his fortune. He reappears in 1856?t&t
second act?with a million dollars and
his useless love. In the third act-18*0
?he is saving Ottille from poverty and
in the fourth and last act. Richard's
grandson marries Ottille's grand
daughter. Naturally, the parts do not
change hands through the piece.
The first act of "Mayland" closes
with a piece of pathos that David Be
lasco might well be proud of and it
serves to introduce a corocdian-John
T. Murray?who is a pleasure to the
eye and ear. The piece, however, hav
ing tugged the hearts of its watchers
in the fintt act. immediately proceed* to
throw this interest to the winds by
a steady retrograde movement which
climaxes In the fourth and last act
with a sordid, ragtime tlnish quite out
of keeping with the first and prettiest
"Maytime" is not a had show. Its
better than many others which have
dragged much war tax for Uncle
Sam during the pa?t winter. But
one wonders why one must hear in
that last act. a Babel of phrases
about the Winter Garden and press
(agents and cabarets and the rest of
I the frothy metropolitan gamut.
| One would greatly like to see
: Carolyn Thomson, who handles the
I role of Ottille with a winsome.
; warm and intimate touch, aspire
;to something a bit more serious.
| when she does, she should take
with her John Charles Thomas, who
ran really sing and who really
doesn't look at all like an actor.
(Carolyn is a composite picture of
Else Alder, of "Miss Springtime."
and Phoebe Foster, of "Cinderella
Man" memory. By no means must
.one oyerlook. either, the light and
pleasing and infectious drollery of
'John T. Murray, as Matthew Van
1 Zandt, who counts an act lost in
I which he fails to claim another
1 and another bride.
| Creditable work Is likewise done
1 Isabel Vernon. Henrietta Dix. Ar
! thur Geary, Maude Allen, Naomi
i Dale and Aileen Poe. His position
j in the show would seem to entitle
i Charles H. Bower to some mead of
'praise, hut he'g not our kind of a
' "heavy," even of the 1840 brand.
There is one song hit, "Will Tou
I riomember," which has already gar
j nered some fame as "Maytime
I Otherwise, thus endeth the eve
j ning's lesson.
Gayety??Pus* In Boot*."
I Jean Bedlni's Parisian novelty,
f f.-lined In the "Puss Pubs" company,
opened its return engagement yeater
i day to two packed houses at the
Gayety Theater. "Somewhere Here"
Is the title of the two-act burlesque
which more than met with the ap
proval of the lovers of variety.
This offering does not depend upon
a plot, but its catchy musical nuro
I bers and the well-founded talking
! skits are just a little different from
(any entertainment shown before the
, Gayety footlights this season.
j The entire company is a well-talent
; ed one. Its singing and dancing are
j far above the ordinary. Davis and
Standford ^n the specialty known to
1 all burlesque patrons as "He's in the
j Jailhouse Now," have a brand new
J line of songs and dancing steps which
! only this pair can put over. They
were at their best yesterday and
worked so many encores that they de
clined to answer the call, which last
ed five minute? after the next num
ber beRan. Jean Bedini in straight
line proved to be a royal entertainer.
The support afforded him by his
' comedians was almost continuous
I with laughter.
j Of tho women principals Helen
I^orayne, a chic and dimpled prima
donna; Rita Drew, a peppery sou
brette, and May Myers added much
splendor to the attraction. Boo Har
mon, Bob Murphy and Sid Malcolm
do their oit in the comedy role and
are given big hands by their Hobpogh
dances. A typical Bedini chorus was
in evidence, being both clever and
shapely. They respond will in the
Moore'a Garden?"Convict W.V'
A new sort of "crook" photoplay is
on view at Moore's Garden Theater
the first three days of this week
where Irene Castle is pictured as star
of Pathe's latest release. "Convict
993." In the early scenes of this sub
ject Mrs. Castle is shown as a pris
oner In jail serving time for having
appeared guilty of crime by reason
of having attempted to shield her
father the real culprit, but in later
scenes this chic young woman again
is seen in the environment of swagger
j affluence which her name invariably
Mrs. Castle does perhaps the best
work of her career before the camera
In her present shadow drama, even
revealing occasional glimpses of her
wonderful grace as a dancer, and is
supported by as strong * cast as
Path? ever has assembled. Th# lead
er of the band of crook# who compel
Roslyn Ay re to further their achemes
la effectively visualized by that roas
ter-villain, Warner Oland, who haa
the gift of creating an Immediate im
pression of sinister evil without re
sort to exaggerated gesture or facial
distortion. Harry Hen ham, Helene
I Chadwick, J. H. Giimour, Paul Ever
!on and Ethyle <'o??ke also do excel
lent work in their respective roles
In addition to the feature the pro
gram embraces the customary sup
plementary short-reel subjecta cover
ing a wide diversity of matter, and
carefully selected and synchronized
On Wednesday and Thursday the
principal attraction at the Garden
will l>e ' With Hoops of Steel." a new
Pa rait a release picturing Henry B.
Walthall in the stellar role.
Moore'a Straod?"Taraa? of the
The largest Sunday crowds in the
| history of Moore's Strand Theater
! yesterday viewed the first local
| presentations of Tartan of the
I Apes." one of the most unusual films
I that has ever i>een displayed in
(Washington. As if the strength of
! an extraordinary eight-reel feature
iwere not enough, the week's bill is
further aided by a special prologue,
staged amid a mass of tropical ver
? dure, provided by the noted animal
j trainer, V. I*. Norwood, under whose
j direction Charles the Great, the
famous educated ape. and his con
j sort, demonstrate that the episodes
I depicted upon the screen in no sense
j exaggerate the truth.
| The National Film Company's pfc
turization of Edgar Rice Burroughs'
| novel, "Tarzan of the Apes," adheres
| with remarkable fidelity to the read
i ing version of the imaginative story
of the little English boy of noble
j birth, who. through a chain of as
itonishing circumstances, was reared
I in the jungles of Africa by a family
<Sf apes. The narrative which the
photoplay carries is twofold, one
half depicting the weird experiences
of the Jungle child, the other the
dissolute performances of the usurp
er in England who laid claim to his
title and estates.
P'rom this brief resume of an ab
sorbingly original plot may bt,
: judged the wide variety of scene
: necessary to its effectual visualiza
tion. "Tarzan" in all truth sets a
record in diversity of scene and ac
tion. daring on the part of the mem
bers of the cast, imagery on the
part of the director and discretion
in the camera department. All
forms of jungle life are faithfully
reproduced fr;>m the slithering boa
constrictor to the passive crocodile,
the prowling lion and the tractile
elephant. Apes, as go without say
ing, play an important part in the
development of the story. It is es
sential, too, to utilize the services
of two actors in the title role?one
the child Tarzan. the other the man
grown to maturity. In the early
J reels Gordon Griffith assumes the
! burden of the name part while in
the later and more important reels
Elmo Lincoln takes over the task.
J Mr. Lincoln will be remembered as
| a blacksmith in "The Kaiser." His
feats of strength and daring in the
jungle scenea have never been
j Other members of the case are
Thomas Jefferson. Enid Markey.
True Boardnian and hundreds of
others. The film affords many close
up views of African tribal rites ana
gives an accurate idea of the meth
ods of the Algerian slave hunters
operating in the Belgian Congo.
The showings will he continuous
Seven thousand persona each year are lakj
away?the burial certificate being marked "R?P
tine." Why? Because the unfortunate oues
had neglected tlirmsclves or had been merely
taking care of the sign (swelling! of the afflic
tion and paying no attention to the cause.
What are you doing? Are you neglecting your
self by wearing a trass, appliance, or whatever
name you choose to call it? At best, the/truss
it only a makeshift-a fals? prop against a col
I lapsing wall-and cannot he exi?cted to act .?>
I more than a mere mcclianical support. The
binding pressor? retards blood circulation, thfc
robbing the weakened muscles of tliat which
they need most-nourishment.
But science has found a way. and every
truaa sufferer in the land ia invited to make *
FREK te*t right in the privacy of their own
home. The PLAPAO method is unquestionably
the most scientific, logical and auii?rful sr'.f
treatment for rupture the world has ever known.
Th? PLAPAO PAD when adhering closely to
the body cannot possibly slip or shift out of
place, therefore, cannot chafe or pindi. Soft
sa velvet-easy to apply-tarxpoisive. To he
used while you work and whit* you sleep. No
strap, buck 1 os or springs attached.
Lesrn how to close the hernial opening a*
nature intended so the rurttue CAN'T come
down. Send jour name today to PLAPAO
GO Block 248. St. Louis. Mo.. f?* FREE tnal
Plapao and the instructive informal?oa neces
throughout the week from 10 a. m.
to 11 p. m. diiljr, with tbi special
de luxe prologue at t. S, 7 and 9
p. m.. and daapite the magnitude of
the attraction the customary Strand
prices will preraiL
LwWi CaNmiM*?William f. Hart.
An entirely new characterisation and
one of the strongest stories William
8. Hart has appeared in, "Selfish
Yates." was the feature photoplay at
Loew's Columbia yesterday and will
continue to ha shown until Thursday.
As the name implies. Selfish Yates
oonsiders no one but himself, and be
does not expect or wish any consider
ation from anybody else. He is al
ways consistent. He believes that if
a boy wishes to drink himself to
death It is his privilege and no one
has the right to interfere, least of alt
Yates, who sells the whiskey.
When Mary appears with her young
sister, she appeals to Yates to protect
them. From the moment that the two
girls enter his household the work of
reformation begins. Yate's better na
ture gradually asserts itself. He pro
tects Mary from Riley, a good-for
nothing dance hall keeper, and refuses
to sell liquor to the man whom It is
slowly killing. He follows Mary's
wishes implicitly. Although it is a
mighty hard struggle sometimes he
wins out in the end.
The current event pictures and com
edy supplementary reels complete the
Thursday and for the last half of
the week Jack Pickford will be seen in
his new photoplay, "Mile-A-Minute
Craadall'a (??In*?1 F,n llKh ?<?? Thy
at Crandall's Casino yesterday and
Which will remain the attraction at
that theater all week, is unquestion
ably a film with a message. It deals
in no uncertain manner with one of
the most vital social problems, yet
its treatment is so adroit that there
is not the slightest suggestion of the
offensive In its entire showing, not
aven a situation in which the most
prudish mind might find material for
Briefly, It deals with the influences
of different home surroundings on the
lives of two young girls, one of whom
experiences first sorrow and degrada
tion and then goes Jo her death through
ignorance of sex facts which the pic
tures seek to prove that every girl
should know; while the other, guard
ed and guided by a wise and loving
mother, avoids the pitfslls of life and
finds true happiness.
The moral of the play, which is not
at all "preachy," is to be found in its
title, and it is driven home with com
pelling force. The principal charac
ters are well Interpreted by a cast
which includes Frank Sheridan. Kath
erine Kaelred, James Morrtson. Ar
thur Donsldson. Ruby d^ Romer, Marie
Shotwell and Violet Horner.
AMISH PROVE PATRIOTISM.
I^sncaster, Pa.?The .Amishmen have
at last decided not to allow their re
ligious scruples to interfere In assist
ing to win the war. Membeis of the
sect in these parts a:e endeavoring to
raise a bumper crop, and nearly $3,000
of liberty bonds were sold among
I* is a fact that every cup of
possesses that unique flavour of freshness
that has made it famous for more than a
quarter of a century. ?
TAFT AND WALSH ON
TRIP TO FIX STRIKES
Start Tomorrow to Hear Differences
in Middle West Cities.
William H. Tart and Frank P.
Walsh. Joint rtialrmen of the Na
tional War Labor Board, will start
on a awing around the country to
morrow to adjust labor disputes.
They will go to Kansas City. St.
I?uis, Cleveland and Detroit to take
up matters in and centering about |
At Kansas City, May 24. they will,
take up the Pittsburgh and Joplin,
Railway Company's troubles with
its employes. Workers had been on i
strike but agreed to return to their
^duties pending the arrival of the
(national men. Both sides have!
agreed to abide by the committee
At St. Louis. May 25. th*> differ-;
j ertces will be heard between the Bt.
Joseph Lead Company and the em-1
ployes in the smelter at Herculan-1
cum. Mo. The strikers here also re-'
turned pending the arrival of
1 Messrs. Taft and Walsh. But the
I controversy has been narrowed
down to one over labor alone.
At Cleveland. May 27. the dispute
between the Cleveland Railway
Company and employes will be con
sidered and the next day a similar
controversy at Detroit.
Alien Property Boss
Takes Over Own Bank
Salina. Kan.. May 39.?The Farm
ers National Bank has be*n named
alien property custodian for this
section of Kansas. One of the first
i things it had to do w as to take over
| the property it occupied, because it
j belonged to Gustave Kothe, a native
' of Germany.
J Kothe lived here formerly, but
; some twenty-five years ago return
! ed to his native land to represent
J the Cnited States. He has never re
KEITH'S It) CONDUCT
red cross amm
Will U*e Methods Which Raiiec
> Four Million for Liberty Loan.
In connection with the Red Croat
drive this week the mintfemfnt o:
B. F. Keith's Theater ha? announce*
a campaign to secure contribution!
for the Red Croas. to he conduct**
in the theater. along similar linei
to the recent liberty loan campairn
Manager Rohblna has called to hli
assistance-. Frederic J. Haskin. wh?
directed the theater's loan csmpaigt
in which $4,271,975 In bonds wen
President Wilson haw presents
for a ralTl" for the benefit of th?
Red Cross, the live turkey for whi?"t
$10,000 was obtained for a charit
able purpose by the same m^an* Ic
New Orleans. The raffle will be hek
in the theater some night dnrini
the week. Other attractions am
events to be used In the theater'i
Red Cross campaign. as announce*
by Manager Robblns, Include i
"Chinese Auction.'* a Red Crop:
Bazaar. Pledging Bee*. eminen
speakers and minor musical anc
"Ice Too Thick to Cut,"
So Prices Are Highei
Providence. R. I., May 15. ? FWaua<
the Ice last winter was "too thl^k ti
rut easily." the price to family trad?
in this city has been raised <5 cents ?
we?k. T'nder the new rate families
will have to pay 9S cents a week in
suad of M cents. The same rata o:
hi cent a pound is charged, however.
DOG LICENSES BOOSTED.
Bartksvflle. ?>kla^ May 19.?Recall*
of an article which appeared In i
local newspaper staling that it cot
approximately SS4 a year to do*?
here. Mayor Kaster has decided it
introduce an ordinance raising the an
nual dog li<enaes to flO for femal#
and $f> for male dogp.
Bridging the Gap From
Steer to Steak
Live stock is raised on the farms and
ranches of the West
Meat is eaten in the large cities of the
East, and by our boys in France?thousands
of miles away.
The day of transporting live animals from ranch to
seaboard and overseas has passed There was too much
waste. The modern packer locates his large and special
ized plants in the producing regions. He ships the
dressed beef in refrigerator cars, and holds it in his own
refrigerated branch warehouses until delivered to the
retailer. For shipment to foreign ports, he transfers the
meat to refrigerated ships.
By means of his nation-wide organization the
modern packer maintains a continuous flow of meats
to all parts of the country, so that each retailer gets
just the quantity and quality of meat his trade demands,
and at the time he wants it
Swift & Company recently shipped 1,000 carloads of
meat products in one week to our Armies and to the
Bridging the gap from ranch to consumer can be
done successfully?and at low unit costs and profits
only by large business organizations.
Swift & Company's profit on meat, always so small
as to have practically no effect on prices, is now limited
by the Government to about 2 cents on each dollar
Year Book of interesting and
instructive facts sent on request.
Address Swift & Company,
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market, Washington, D. C.
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