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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1918.
Today Is Labor's Day.
?f': ? This is the Day.
The Hour.
The Year.
The Age.
We are climbing to the peak ol our hopes, our dreams, and our
goal lies but a little way ahead of us.
?5 Human eyes have never seen the world as we shall see it when
once we scale the summit. Human feet have never trodden that high.
Human justice has never been so widely flowing as it will be wljen
we come to this goal of ours. Human liberty has.never touched as
many souls as it will. Human love have never been as deep nor as
broad.
This peak lies but a little way ahead of us.
Beyond it stretches the endless valley of peace, honor, freedom,
and all that makes this globe a worth-while place on which to be born,
to live, and to die.
But first we must scale the peak.
No height upon the mountain's side is high enough.
Nothing that lies beyond is ours until we have attained the peak.
That peak is victory.
It is decisive, final, everlasting defeat of the Htins.
It is to be achieved in battle over there and in effort over here.
We all must climb, every last man, woman and child of us.
Those brave soldiers of ours?our best and finest boys?cannot do
all our climbing. They cannot pull us up to this peak of human ambi
tion if we hold back.
They are fighting over there in such a hell of shell as man has
never known. They go courageously, gloriously to heroic death.
They come out of battle torn, crippled, blinded, shattered of body,
stronger of soul. A million and a half are there. Other millions will
go to strengthen the arm which is driving to its lair the Beast of Ber
lin. And still more millions will "go," even as they stay here at home.
They will go in spirit, in effort, in work. Without these the peak of
victory, and all which that contains, would recede, further and further
from us.
They must climb together?the soldier over there and the worker
over here. One cannot lag behind. Both have the same goal to at
tain. Both will suffer in the same agony of defeat if we do not reach
the peak.
And they are climbing together.
Workman and soldier?one fighting force, incomparable, unde
featable, irresistible!
That is the secret of America's succcss. That is why the United
States has been able to come so rapidly and so overwhelmingly to the
front when the sword of the Hun flashed threateningly near the throat
of democracy. That is why the "feeble, little American army" has
gTown and is continuing to grow so alarmingly strong that the
despots of Potsdam quake in their boots and would give of their
stolen loot to ward off the blow that is falling and cannot be turned
aside.
Americans are working as well as they are fighting.
American labor having sent a part of itself over there to fight, is
working harder, longer, more efficiently to make up the difference. It
is doing better; it is increasing its load.
And because we are all in the war together?worker and soldier?
and in it to our last dollar, our last drop of blood, our last ounce of
energy we will win!
We are ncaring the peak. We will arrive, soldier and worker to
gether. Then, indeed, this will be our day?the day of victory with
honor and glory.
Let us all try a bit harder to do a bit more that we may not
falter in the great adventure upon which this nation has set out?to
establish freedom, for all, forever, upon the proud summit of decisive
victory, from which our eyes may behold the pleasing valley of
permanent peace.
The worker is fighting the Hun in mine and mill, factory and
field, shop and office, in railroad yard and freight shed. He is climb
ing to the peak of victory as he stands before the roaring red flame
of the blast furnace; as he pours flowing metal into cannon mold; as
he digs in the darkened pen far underground for the coal the industry
of war must have; as he plows land, harvests crops, saws lumber,
drives trucks, cuts cloth, gins cotton, fires engines, rivets ships, fills
shells, as he docs anything which brings American .soldiers over there
nearer the retreating trail of Hun footprints.
Yes, in truth, he fights who toils. He's every inch a soldier, is
the American workingman?and that includes the working woman!
He fights with machine, lathe, plow handles, with whatever imple
ment of war is in his hands, and he fights as courageously if that is a
pneumatic rivet driver as if it were a machine gun. The fruit of his
labor is as important. It is as large a factor in bringing us to the
peak of victory.
He is a soldier?is the worker. He has earned the right to stand
hand in hand with the man in uniform, the man with a gun, and say;
"We will win!"
They will win. We will win. The indomitable spirit which has
woven itself into our hearts and souls cannot be beaten. It cannot be
stilled. It must ascend to the summit of human hopes. And that is
the victory we are striving for.
When this is done, as done it must be, the veterans of this war
Will number within their ranks, mechanic, laborer, miner, farmer,
?ngineer, fireman, puddler, riveter, steel worker?every worker who
ftelped to win. They are earning that place now. Their brothers
in uniforms will be the first to give the veterans of war industries
a place of honor side by side with them who fought with guns.
No one better than the soldier in the trench, the sailor on the battle
ship. knows how futile would be their effort, how hopeless their
struggle, how sure their defeat if that strong and valiant arm of
American labor were not back of them?working, striving, sustaining.
It is true: The soldier in the trenches little fears the enemy as long
as he knows his people back home are standing by. him heart and
''
And we are standing by him!
' Every true and loyal worker in all these States is with him, for he
is our boy?an American boy?and we will win with him.
Whips Dad.
As a general thing we are not in favor of permitting boys to
administer corporal punishment to their erring fathers. But there
are exceptions. There are times and fathers which bring about
these exceptions. Such a time is now and such a father Bennie
Felton, of Chicago, has.
Bennie took his dad to the proverbial woodshed and severely
chastised him.
"It was needed," Bennie explained to the Polide Court judge.
"Father insisted upon saying disloyal things. He said the Kaiser
could lick the whole world. He wouldn't take it back and so 1
whipped him."
The judge dismissed the case against Bennie.
^ The Hun takes his daily dose of defeat on the run.
It must be that the Germans are trying to beat tiic^allies to
Berlin.
It it your patriotic duty to conserve the doctor supply by^
well
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It la not often that Chinaman en
deavor to lobby memben of Confreu
of the United States.
But. Ilka everything else. It hap
pens once In a while?and the an
nounced Intention of Chlcaco bank
ers to loan 160,000.000 to the Chin
es* government, something which
is said to have had the approval or
our State Department, has brought
down opposition from a member of
the Mongolian kingdom.
| Chu Su Ounn. former editor of the
I Mun Key weekly of New Tork City,
| Is the man who is undertaking the
task of convincing American solons
| that 110 money should be put Into the
1 present government of China. In let
tera received yesterday by prominent
j members of the House and Senate
Mr. Ounn directs his lire along sever
al lines. His reasons, running from
"A" to "Z" Inclusively, are as fol
lows:
"The allied governments are at
present negotiating a' Joint loan to
China of 130,000.000. At the same time
on* of ihe allied governments, name
ly Japan. Is planning to extend secret
ly a loan of 80.000.000 yen. or $40,000,000
I respectfully petition you to use your
influence to prevent these loans be
ing made for the following reasons:
"A. The defacto government of
China which now has Its headquarters !
In Peking is not a constitutional body |
and any trcatlea or agreements made j
with It ara Illegal and without bind
ing effect
"B. No valid loans can be made !
by the Government of China unless
they ara Brat approved by Parlia
ment." t
"C?The real parliament of China
waa unconstitutionally dissolved by
the Peking government. The Con
stitutional parliament of China re
asaembied at Canton where it Is
now located, and it is the only body!
that can make treaties or contract
loans with foreign nations. Ttaia
parliament haa behind it the aouth
ern provinces of China aa well as
the sympathy and support of the
thinking people of northern China.
As a result the republican force* j
of the South are marching steadily j
northward with very little effective
opposition.
This ia due to the fact that the
army of the Peking government Is
fixhting only for wages and these
are not forthcoming as the Peking
government ia short of funds. If
the loan is withheld It will shortly
collapse. The great mass of the
people of China are tired of its
rule. It Is aiming at a military
autocracy and since the alliea are
lighting to overthrow the autoc
racy of Germany they should not
aid In establishing an autocracy in
China.
"D?If 'he Peking government
can secure financial assistance It
i will result In the prolongation of
the revolutionary struggle and pre
vent China from providing any ef
fective assistance to the allies.
"E?The allies should prevent the
direct loan of J40.000.000 from
Japan to the Peking government
for the principle reason that Japan
has made an agreement or promise
to act jointly with the allies. She
is aiming at complete control of
Chinese finances and is using the
opportunity which the war offers to
eliminate all the interests of Euro
pean and Americans in Asia.
"She has made a secret treaty
with the Peking government to
overthrow the Chinese republic and
restore the monarchy. If she suc
ceeds she will annex China and
I establish a strong Asiatic empire in
the eastern hemisphere and ulti
| mately include India and the
I islands In the Pacific.
"The Chinese people realise the
danger of this pact and are pro
testing daily to the Peking gov
ernment against it Chinese stu
dents in Japan have left their edu
cational Institutions and returned
to China in order to arouse the
people to a realizing sense of the
danger that threatens the republic.
The allies should come to the sup
I port of the Canton government and
refrain from giving financial or
I other support to the Peking gov
ernment. In thia way alone can the
secret Intrigue of Japan be frus
trated and the republic of China
made safe and secure."
On the hill It was stated that
some of the members felt that op
j position to the loan should not come
| from l ew York City because it
'might readily be believed that self
ish reasons were behind the effort
to prevent the loan. New York
bankers, however, stated In this city
yesterday that they would not re
sort to this kind of opposition to a
loan negotiated through tha city of i
Chicago.
"We will have an indirect hand
in the matter, anyway." said one
New York banker. "Just because It
heads at Chicago is no valid reason
for a fight being made against tt |
by bankers of the metropolis. ?
I No members of Congress were
heard to suggest anything In the
way of legislation that would pre
vent the consumation of the loan.
The fact that the State Department
has approved it is taken by Con- i
*ress to mean that ample Investl-1
I fif !?n was made in advance and
'that approval of the step was
deemed the wisest action to take.
/rZfrlw Sherman. senator de luxe
from Illinois, makes a strong case
out tl y F?rd when 1,e P?lnU 1
out the excessive profits made by
, his concern. The fact that Henry*;
cars were sold at a price much be
low other cars and that Henry paid
his workmen top-notch wages do
i mltillt.le.?'"nlon of many members
mitigate hts accumulation of great
I PJ"?"ts in the least As Senator
i reteu^anJ,Uted- iad thla ??"lve
return been, made by packer? It
I would have brought the utmost in
CF?ede?,n,Try, "neUa*#
ederal Trade Commission and
would have been played up as a
national scandal. P " ,
reJX SS! "Kaln,t Por<J -50"
line 12 ! k howevcr- All along the
line I* Is shown to have been every
thing undesirable from our present
Standpoint. He tried an absu?d
liw t0I the war disease In
Europe and he continually ma<je
|? atemcnts her. with referen " to
j our flag and our cauae which would
have brought other men to Jail with
a quickness and a deciaion that1
would have been most Impressive
rupon other individuals. Ford's rec
18 ?S?ln?t hun and his silence
have been such an obdurate ap
1 Si?I ?f U that we lo not "ee how
, Michigan voters can possibly tn
l dorse It
THE OBSERVER.
j Germany and England
Retain Patent Rights
London. Sept l.-For the period
of the war German patent* in Eng
land and English patenta In Gar
many are being kept alive by an
nual payments, the rami paid in
each country being about the *am*.
The interests of both countries ar*
identical and thea* payment* ar*
being kept up to prevent confisca
, tlon. although the patents ar*
b"'at
"SCHOOL DAYS"
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CARLISLE CLOSED, INDIANS
SERVING AT SHIPBUILDING
Boys Too Young for Army Turn, in Patriotic
Spirit, to Industrial Trades at
Hog Island.
The famous Carlisle Indian school
Is closed. Its buildings are to be
come a great hospital for the return
ed wounded from France, but the
spirit of patriotism It Instilled In Its
students Is bringing a return of ser
vice to the United States from Its stu
dents and graduates.
American Indians, some graduates
of this famous school, are fighting at i
the front, some are enrolled In the
training schools of the Shipping
Board learning to be sailors, and now
a group of 25. deprived of further
school training by the closing of their
academy, have enrolled at the Hog I
Island yard of the Emergency Fleet
Corporation to learn to build ships.
Show War Spirit.
These boys are under draft age, but
the warrior blood of their ancestors
drives them Into the battle, and If
their age keeps them from the first
line of defense in France, they are
determined to make their strength
felt in the second line in this country.
These boys are learning to be me
chanics In one of the most skilled and
diversified industries in the world. In
EXTENSION HALTED
ON PHONE SERVICE
Federal Control Hits New Subscrib
er! Except for War Needs.
No more telephones will be Installed
or extensions made by the telephone
companies pf the United States dur
ing the pertod of federal control, by
order of the proclamation of the Pres- I
Ident of July 22.
-This will be done." F. H. Bethel,
president of the C. & P. Telephone
Company, announced yesterday, "in I
order to conserve supplies, labor and t
transportation for war needs."
Mr. Bethel said that non-essential
industries and private residences
would feel this restriction the most,
for the rule will not have any bear
ing on Industries that are essential
for carrying on the war.
Shipyards, munition plants, federal.
State and municipal governments fall I
within the class that will receive un- I
restricted service.
? Special provisions will be made in j
the case of industries which are quasi- j
war industries. Thesr will be de
cided as each question arises.
WOUND STRIPE FOR CIVILIANS
Paris, Sept. 1.?A recent enactment
permits all French civilians who have
been wounded by the enemy to wear
a yellow ribbon bordered with blue
stripes, on which is affixed a five
pointed star. The public is showing
all consideration to those wearing
this ribbon.
A LINE 0' CHEER
EACH DAY 0' THE YEAR.
By John Kendrlek Bangs.
THE RIFT.
One thing about these tragic times
of War
Deep in my heart of hearts I'm thank
ful for,
And that is that .1 find amidst the
flow
Of horrors black, and unremitting
woe.
A world that's full of sympathy and
aoul.
And where the distant thunders loud
est roll
Unselfish hearts stand sturdily that
Right
May hold at bay the hordes of Brut
ish Might.
(Copyright.
the old days of wooden chip build
ing it was an art, and waa gassed
from father to son for generations.
But today under the guidance of
Chairman Hurley of the Shipping
Board, it has become & great manu
facturing problem.
Ships Pat Together.
No longer are the plates fitted and
punched for riveting in the yards
where they are assembled to make the
hulls. They come from the mills all
cut to pattern and punched to dia
gram and are put together like the
standardized parts of an automobile
or a knock-down house or a steel
bridge.
Today all the trades will Join hands
in the celebration of Labor Day and
will welcome to their circle the chil
dren of the aboriginal inhabitants of
this country. Chairman Hurley has
sent a message of congratulation to
labor for its accomplishments in
building ships, and the unions have
extended the open palm of friendship
to their red brothers. While they
smoke the pipe of peace here at home,
| they make bad medicine against their
I enemies abroad.
PARTISANSHIP AMONG
RAILMEN FORBIDDEN
McAdoo Issues Threat Against Em
ployes Entering Politics.
Railroad administration is to be
taken entirely out of politics, ac
cording to a statement to railway
employeg yesterday by W. G. Mc
Adoo. director general of railroads.
This statement is especially
needed now because of the ap
proaching Federal and State elec
tions says the announcement.
"It was a matter of common re
port," says the message. "that
railroads under private control
were frequently used for partisan
political purposes; that railroad
corporations were frequently ad
juncts of political machines and
that even sovereign States had
been at times dominated by them.
"Scandals resulted from such
practices, the public interest was
prejudiced and hostility to railroad
managements was engendered."
This is to be changed under gov
ernment control, according to Mr.
McAdoo. Certain prohibitions for
the railroad employes, which de
mand the curtailment of all politi
cal activity or connection, are set
forth In the statement.
Powerful Air Flare
Aids Allied Bombers
An airplane flare of 400.000 candle
power has been perfected, according
to Gen. C. C. Williams, chief of ord
nance. As It drops from an airj.lane
the resistance offered by the air sets
the fuse mechanism in operation The
result is a powerful light which com
pletely Illuminates the land below and
aids the flyer to drop bombs on his
objective.
London Beggars Take
$500,000 Every Year
London. Sept. 1.?At a recent report
of the London Mendicity Society it
was stated that more than |T>on.A00
was yearly given away to beggars
in London streets. On tsuch a basis
it is probable that the average Lon
don beggar makes more than the
average workingman.
Here, and Anty.
A LABOR DAY LESSON
I guess you've often read that little piece
Of Hercules, the heavy-weight of Greece,
And how he beat Antaeus in a fight.
Old Here, rould put Antaeus down all right.
But Anty. bounced back stronger than before.
"How's this?" said Hercules. "I'm getting sore,
For every time this fellow hits the land
He seems to gather new supplies of sand."
So Hercules held his victim in the air
Above his Mother Earth, and choked him there.
Well, Labor is Antaeus. Let him stand,
Or even fall, in contact with the land
And who can beat him? Send him to the soil
And Labor brings back corn and wine and oil.
Given two hands to dig, a mouth to feed,
And Mother Earth will satisfy his need,
But put him "in the air" and Hercules
Can throttle him by fast or slow degrees.
And who is Hercules? Well, it's my dope,
It's not the man who fills your envelope,
Nor yet some fellow with a cross-barred S
Called Kapital. Take another guess
And say it's You-and-I and all of us who stand.
Watching each other tie up idle land.
Each trying 'to stick until the heavy onus
Of some pne's need will make him pay our bonus.
<
And all the bonus paid on all the soil
Comes from the blood and bones of those who toil.
So, as we celebrate our Labor Day,
1 hope it's not amiss for me to say.
Isn't it time, Antaeus, that you planned
To jet your feet back upon the land? 1,
?By EDMUND VANCE COOKE,
(fiaairiurftti ~~ - .
j New Tork, Sept. l.-A? Samuel
. Pepya would record In hla diary: Up
' pretty betlmea and did counterfeit1
; a l?tter to Mr. Simpson, the btr
' lister, which wii oddly writ as from ,
J a thief who stole his cigarette box.
i a finely done hoax. Troubled a lit
tle in mind that my wife, poor
wretch, should continue her strange
ness to me over the business of my
table manners.
Came news today that Sir Walter
Chalaire, the scrivener, hath been
hit by a bullet In France, but will
recover. Great news thia day that
Lord Wood row will reduoe nearly
all to the soldiery snd loud blowing
of whistles and ringing of bells.
Through the town by coach and to
Times Square and with Barney Ber
nard, the play actor, set out for as
Inns hard by and there read some
letters from Vernon Csstle. lately
killed flying, to his wife of fine sen
timent and brave wording. A great
love was theirs and yet the gossip
mongers were forever peddling falae
tales.
To luncheon at the Lion D'or, a
fine repast of cake and a beaker of
wine and a cheese pasty, and saw
there a flaming red-haired beauty
who wore sandals and strange beada
and a Mexican sombrero and blew
smoke through her nostrils, very en
trancing. Thence to the inflnnary
to see Mr. Hodgkins. the doctors
giving him over.
In the afternoon to the pier and
saw Floyd Gibbons, the war corres
pondent. newly come from France
and he in flne spirits, albeit a bullet!
clipped out an eye and apllntered i
an arm and he bringa good report
of the flne flghting spirit of the
Americans and told how one Ala
bama man shot down a German fly
in g machine with his rifle.
In the evening to see the new Hip
podrome show. "Everything," a most
excellent production of Hodge Podge
and De Wolf Hopper appeared as an
elephant trainer and the animals
. stepped over his body and a divert
ing scene was the "Country Circus." |
a fullfledged one. of the one-ring
variety, which arrives in town by
wagon, pitches its tent and gives
a complete performance. Home late
and so to bed.
New York's honesty wss Illus
trated one day last week. A flee
ing thief threw away $7.Sno on the
pavements of lower Broadway
among the noon day crowds. Hun
dred* picked up bills of varying
denominations. Every cent of the
money was returned to the bank
within an hour.
Up at the Bronx zoo the other
day two Englishmen were going
through the ornithological depart
ment. A certain bird was perched
high in one of the cages.
"It's either a 'en or a howl!" said
one with finality.
"'En or howl be blowed: that
bird's ? heagle. the h*mblem of
this "ere bloody, bloomin' country!"
ejaculated the other.
A tall man with a hawk nose and
dreamy blue eyes and a short,
slight man with brown hair walked
into the Delia Rohbia room of the
Vanderbilt the other evening for
dinner.
As is the custom, small portions
of butter, scant bits of sugar* very
thin slices of bread were served?
at all of which the two men smiled
In a pleased way.
"Now them guys." said Gus. the
bus. "is what I calls regular Amer
ican guys. Not a cheep over the
thin rations. They're patriotic."
"You are what might be called a
simp." replied the stern headwaiter.
"Don't you know that wan Secre
tary Baker, who's running this war
and Secretary McAdoo. who's sav
ing all the money to help him run
it. Study your algebra kid. study
your algebra?you'll be a bus boy
all your life unless some guest
Lills you."
PROTESTS RULING ON
CAPTIVE NURSES' PAY
Miss Noyes Sees Vital Blow to
Welfare of Soldier*.
The Treasury ruling that army
nurses captured as prisoners of war
shall be deprived of their pay as
long as they are in captivity has
called forth vigorous protests from
the heads of nursing organizations
in letters made public yesterday to
Surgeon Gen. Gorgas and to Comp
troller of the Treasury Warwick, who
made the ruling.
Miss Clara D. Noyes. president of
the American Nurses' Association,
which is responsible, with the Red
Cross, for supplying nurses to the
army, says that the ruling "could
not help but be destructive of (nurs
ing) enrollment," and is "therefore
a vital blow at the welfare of our
soldiers."
Mrs. Helen Hoy Greeley, counsel
for the committee to secure rank
for nurses, points out to Surgeon Gen.
Gorgas that the ruling is "another
proof of the need to clear the equiv
ocal position of the army nurse by
giving her recognized military rank."
German Navy Equipped
With Gigantic Cannon
Rome. Sept. 1.?The Corriere d'ltalia
learns that the Germans, in contem
plation of a sea attack, are arming
their cruisers, with guns capable of
firing twice as far as the most pow
erful guns on any enemy warship.
REICHSTAG TO CONTINUE.
The Hague, Sept. 1.?The present
Reichstag may still follow out the
wishes of the Kaiser for another
year and a half, if a bill prolong
ing the life of the Reichstag until
January 1, 1920, is passed.
OPHELIA'S SLATE.
Shall American Women Receive
/ "Equal Pay for Equal Work?*
a m
Mr the REV. CUJ
i Three and a half million women an
?aid to be employed In war industries
In Great Britain. Probably half that
' number are so engaged In this
I country.
! A British contractor offered to build
a battleship with only six men in his
plant?the rest of the workers were
I to be women. There are machinists"
! unions In the United States composed
exclusively of women.
The entrance of women into In
dustries which were formerly monop
olised by men wiU create a food
many social and economic questions,
for it must not be Imaslned that
women will easily slip back Into their
old places? many will prefer to con
tinue In their new Jobs and It mar
be necessary to keep some of Ihem
there.
I While It is true that women are at
a disadvantage In Industry In occu
pations requiring strength, endur
ance. control over others?especially
men?working under disagrees hie con
ditions. mechanical ability?on the
other hand, on light work, requiring
quickness of hand, eye or brain, the
I women workers generally learn more
quickly and usually turn out more
and better work than men.
? Aside from the questions of hours
of labor and sanKary conditions,
which must be right under any cir
cumstances. the chief problem (row
ing out of the entrance of women Into
Industry Is that of the wages paid?
for It's the money she carries home
that la the big thing In the deal for
' her.
I We've become familiar with the!
ju.m rrcun*.
elojran of equal par for equal "**
?and most of ua hav? taken thle
for grantad-at kut nmnncally.
But many employers ?f labor <W
clln. to accept this prtmeipi* and
ben are eome of the reaaona they
five for tbelr portion:
"The average man le married *ni
needa more money than the averagp
woman
"Nobody knowe bow the war wlB
effect V>ci eeelee and la order la
be on the safs side. It la better ta
Pay women Ian than men.
"Women should not be paM the
same piece work price because whs*
they ere not able to produce as mac*
as men In a riven time It mesne
that more machinery, more super
vision, more manafactory apace and
more overhead are necessary, la or
der to get the same reeults as with
men.
"Women aren't "oteedy* aa men.
mostly because of sickness and house
hold cares.
"Women do net regird themaalvaa
as permanently tied up to a a par
ticular Job?they may marry or eo?
thlnf elae may call them away?as
their attitude toward their work len t
as loyal aa Is the case with man.
"It eoets more to maintain welfare
work for women than N does for
maa.
"Women ere greater agitators thaa
men. and they are more excitable."
Here's an array of excuses that
women will have to anawer when
they demand "equal pay for equal
work.
Sunday Theater Openings
Oayety??*Tfce ** ,
Paul Cunningham mutt have
worked overtime in reconatructlng
hla book tbla season (or Fred
Irwin's Msjesttcs which opened yes
terdsy to tha seaaon'a record
breaking houaea at tba Gaycty
Theater at tbe afternoon and night
performances. Although thia year'a
hodgepodge haa ita foundation in
a book of laat season it has been
improved upon to such an extent
that it la easily greater and grander
than ever.
The punch that I'aul Cunningham
has put in this review is worth top
prices. The famous burlesque
author and aong writer failed to
appear in hia usual oast in which
lie was one of the top linera
But Cunningham, who has recent
ly enlisted in the aervice of the
United States navy, appeared in
person and rendered hia latest se
lection, "When We .Get Back
Home." Hla appearance during.the
second act as a first claaa seamin
without a stage make up was eaaily
the hit of the evening. Lyle LaPine
handled the straight part during
moat of the performance wh 1?
comedians of extraordinary all
around ability. Roscoe Ails and Doc
Del., time and again took the house
by storm.
To Misa Florence Bennett <oc?
the gltry of the entertainment in
the muaicai numbers rendered, as
she makes a great success in "How
Is Everything on Broadway." "Mary
the Babe and Me."
Caatao?Town Talk Show.
"The Town Talk Show." bristling
with laughs, songs and girls, open
ed to a good house at the Casino
I yeaterday afternoon.
| Gladys Sears, who has won ti
name for herself on the circuit, led '
a company of artiste that waa ex- j
ceptional for both number and
quality. She waa encored repeat
edly on "French." one of the nu- I
merous new songs presented. Emma
Kobler won applause with "Septem- (
ber Morn." "Peachea Down in i
Georgia," by EU1? W edde, acored i
a hit, aa also did the violin solo j
rendered by thia charming little ]
performer. "When Uncle Joe Steps .
Into France With His Ragtime |
Band." proved another aong hit.
Rapid lire comedy waa supplied
by Bob Nugent. Eddie Fox, Wm.
I Pltser, Jack Ormsby and Rube
Davis.
A bevy of forty girla with cos
I tumes that are striking, as far as
I they go. and who can trip the light
fantastic to please the most fastid- j
I ious. make up a chorus that is one |
I of the largest In burlesque.
The policy of holding matineea
for ladies, charging a nominal pricc
of admission met with such suc
cess last w-eek that it will be con
tinued with "The Town Talk Show."
Lyeeam?"Follies of Pleaaare."
Tbe 1919 edition of "The Folliea of j
I Pleasure." Rube Bernstein'* latest |
proud addition to burlesque, waa ex- i
hibited to two big audiences at the
Lyceum Theater in ? style altogether
a la Bernstein. The crafty burlesque
producer has provided a chorus for
this year's edition of the "Follies'
that is strong enough to carry the
story of the plotless comedy alone.
The principala are up to the high
standards of former seasons, but this
year's chorus has all the earmarks
of an honest-to-goodneas humdinger..
Individual talent is found in every'
chorister to a marked decree. The
decided hit of the show with j ester- j
day's audiences was the girls' spe- j
cialty, when encores enabled every
girl to show what she could do In the
muaicai line. Babe Laporte and Mary
Brandon will not soon be forgotten
by those who witnessed yesterday's
opening performances.
Clyde Bates hearts the cast of prln- i
clpals In an inimitably funny tramp i
role. Jim McGrath and Tom Me
Kenna were good foils. Violet HU
son. Gene Wakefield and Mae Mills
were the feminine satellites. This
year's Bernstein offering is tn two
acta and six scenes.
Loew't Columbia?"Pierre of the
Plains.**
Appearing for the first time In
her screen career in what Is gen
erally termed a "western" photo
play. Elsie Ferguson was seen in
her newest photoplay at Loew s Co
lumbia yesterday and will continue
as the feature through Wednesday.
This is a splendid plcturlaatlon of
"Pierra of the Plains," a stage play
by Edgar Selwyn. The vereatlllty
of Miss Ferguson has never been
displayed to finer advantage than
in this powerful atory. Accustomed
aa she haa been to the delineation
of aubtle roles, such as Nora In "A
Doll's House." which was recently
seen here and similar strong photo
plays. it Is distinct novelty for her
admirer* to aee her In a photoplay
of the West. In which she does
dare-devil riding and other stunts
so often seen In red-blooded play?
of the Western variety. Mies Fer
guson Is seen aa a Canadian girl,
tha daughter of a tavern keeper.
Her brother killa an Indian and
the dramatic developments that fol
low her efforts to save him from
the mounted police are highly In
terestlng. Thomas Metghaa la lead
ing man and tha east Is generally
oaa of supreme excellence. The
supplementary reela of comedy ana
current erenta are shown. Thurs
day and for -tbe last Halt or tha
week job* BV??or? PW W
?sow. ??rm?4?u,m h
A cleverly* conceived plot ch?nrf??
t? b^"*1 th" ?**????2FZ
?r,rhVUrV ??Ptional
graphic e<rcct? distinguish "Herijfl
?tu,ond';,h* --SIS
"U? ** at Moor* i
w^t V^rou'h *edne.d.y Of ttia
?tber film plav. that hsr>
i"Trh i? r*~?syx^is
. .. behind th? ecenea. In the
stellar role of Polly Biondln V,!
whr?y "nd* b'r*',f cut In a part
1".*' ^ at mJT!l
' w hln the range of her varied
* hluhly schooled talent*. Polly
w" ? dancer In muslcl mL-T?
M-rray. tCHSS.
characterisation U on. In wh.c? iherl
no taint of artificiality.
S!T.^11,'nt?ry. *[ ,,me? ?apathetically f
ST nUL nthrr etrenu-<
] of W** valiant strug
fhl L? !tnCrr *? "PP'y for
?? convalescence of her husband,
who was also her dancing partner
sIm*!' h'ChH *IUlud* of ,h? f?r West."
Sensing tha dlfflculty of her task a
tertMl "H" ?' >V,CU" """""W flat- !
terlngly described aa the Idle - rich,
devlaea a scheme to make her sp
fu^li.'jljj^ '?r ",0n"r ~hlch ?m b?
^? sl?*d 'or * certain price. To
* ?n supe of success he In
tercepts Polly, mall from the West
and commit, other felonies. The er
portune arrli-al of the supposedly dv.
ing husband furnishes a Unaety melo
aramatic spene.
T*. production I. ,n extravagantly
h.nd?,me one and the acting of Mua
Murraj. Kenneth Harlan and Albert
*^oe In the three leading roles of a
uniformly high order. The bill is
completed by the ususl news and
comedy features and appropriate or
chestral accompaniment under the di
rection of Mr. Breeakin.
Beginning Thursday. J. Warren Ker
rigan will be screened in the title role
of "A Burglar for a Night."
Garden?-The Great Love."
Moore's Garden Theater, taking lb
the record-breaking first run of IX
" G"??hs newest film triumph
"here the Strand dropped It Satur
day nlrnt, presents as its mammoth
photoplay feature the first four day.
of this week. "The Great Love." a
than*! pon"n? merit* I
than a single reviewer of einemat- ? I
"graphic entertainment could possi
bly hope to chronicle.
, "r7>* Great Love" yesterday at
thl? "iti """e capacity crowds
that greeted every projection of the
picture at the Strand last week The
?"?edy feature also Is |n
u bJ" ,nd ,h* 'eature
IS accompanied by the same .labi
ate musical setting interpreted by an
augmented orchestra as formed a?"
thl^' ?f ,h' entertainment at
U?e Strand. At the Garden acale o?
prlcee a continued first run of so
mpressire a Griffith aubject la in
deed a bar*. In for the picture lover
J *h* last three days of the
week. Thursday to Sunday, the chief
attraction w|i; be Beesie Barriscala
in "Maid o' the Storm."
Marshall Rail.
Marshall Hall was again the objec
tive point of several thousand ' I
.urslonists yesterday who found la
the historic resort a cool and delight
ful spot in which to spend the dar
ot rest. Hammocks were soon in evi- - I
denoe. to be followed later with the
opening of well niled picnic baskets.
The. many amusement concessions. In-*
the dip. the carrousel, the
hherln* *?.. were each
liberally patronised.
Gr?t Falls Tark.
k. l???r Wln fittingly eel*-*
biated at historic G^at Kails Park
today where there are many attrac
tions for old and >oung. A showing
or excellent motion pictures will be
S!!?** Ther* "r* ***** htstorio
reiica and the scenic beauty of thia
natural wonder makes It one of the ?
great sights of the country. Picnic'
Parties, kodak and fishing parties end
this an Ideal place to spend the dav.~*
Great Kails Park is reached by fast
and frequent electric tratna which
leave the terminal at 2Cth and M
j streets northwest and the ride to and
I from the Falls through the nearb
| beautiful Virginia country hillside
| lorms s pleasant part of the day'a en
joyment. .
C'ea Befce Park.
Enough j&ckiee to man a good
rtsed warship and soldiers In nun
beis sufficient to hold a front-line
trench mingled merrily with the
throngs that Invaded Glen Echo yea
?rday and last night It was
beginning of the last week of the sea
?on at the park, and the tour open- .
Uonrt ff? u,>4* the direc- -
h!?, Antonio CWfo attracted .
crowds. All of the amusements ware ?
in operation accept dandna. but a*
i"?5Uon ,OT thecelebiw ?
^a i.<*..L*bor p??; today dancing will.
untl^midnight ? ^ C?n,to~
Lurad by the cool bresie. that-'
?*?ep the perk, many picnickers will
journey to the park this week for
Onal outings for the children who"
must return to school within a few 4
Tor the grown-up. the score or more
attractions. Including the derby racer. '
tta whip and the gravity railway wfli
be |a operation daily until
at midnight the |.u, cJo^TJ ?

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