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THE WHOLE AFFAIR WAS ALL ON ACCOUNT-'
OF A BABY DISCHARGED SAID THE COURT J
"Doctoh, will you please come im
mediately at once please. I am in
such distress. I have such a nervous
headache, all brought tin by an atro
cious noise in the apartment across
from mine. If you do not come im
mediately I shall be quite distracted.
You will come? Good-bye.
"Marie, my smelling salts. It is
abominable that one should have to
put up with such a noise in this ad
vanced age. It seems as though so
ciety is never to be protected against
common noises. Call up the janitor!
Get the Humane society! Ring for
the police! Deah, deah!"
The first scene in the movie drama
entitled "Such a Noise, or WhO( Made
It?" opens in the exclusive apartment
building at 4601 Broadway. Mrs.
Anna Beck, widow, paces the floor
nervously, ever and anon stealing a
peep through her kitchen window
into the apartment across from her.
Second scene: Another apartment
and another widow. Mrs. Martin
Boulter also paces the floor. Finally
moved by a psychological impulse,
Mrs. Boulter visits Mrs. Beck and
Jiey confer on ways and means to
stop the noise. By gestures audience
surmises they consider choking,
smothering and murder by cutting
the throat thus shutting off the wind
pipe, but as Mrs. Boulter directs her
steps to the lower region, wherein re
sides the janitor's wife, the expres
sion of patrician forbearance gives
audience clue that murder will not
be carried out by her.
Scene between janitor's wife and
Mrs. Boulter deleted by censor, who
ruled that it was imposition on audi
ence to compel them to watch two
women talking half an hour.
Mrs. Boulter next directs steps to
door of an apartment and gesture in
dicates a forceful rap on a door
which is directly opened. Conversa
tion (undoubtedly patrician for rea
sons to be shown later) on part of
Mrs. Boulter. Person in doorway,
however, vulgarly slams door in Mrs.
Next scene: Court of Domestic
Relations. Characters: Policewom-
an Anna Loucke, the patrician Mrs. "
Boulter and Mrs. Beck. Also char- "
acter who slammed door in Mrs.
Boulter's face and a lawyer. '
Policewoman explains: "We were--called
up and told there was a baby
crying in an apartment at 4601
Broadway. I went there and found a
baby had cried. The father of the-,
baby admitted it had cried. He also
admitted his wife had gone out and
left the baby in the apartment."
Hence the warrant for contributing
to delinquency of baby."
Mrs. Boulter explains: "I heard -the
most terrible noise "
Lawyer rudely interrupts: "Are-
Mrs. Boulter: "Need I answer?-
Oh, deah, yes, I am a widow. How
long? Oh, deah, I do not remem
beh. Need I answer? Well, perhaps"
fourteen years. No, sir, I never had
any children. Where did I live be
fore? Need I answer? Oh, deah, I"
lived at 1042 Argyle. How many"
flats there? Need I answer? Oh,"
deah, I do not remember. Where did'!
I live before? Need I answer? Oh,1"
deah, at 5002 Kenmore av. Were"
there other children in the building?
Need I answer? Oh, deah, I do not"
know. Did I call up the police? Oh;
deah, I did. I simply could not stand "
the noise. I went to the mother of -the
child and told her I would inform."
the Humane society if she did notr."
keep the child quiet and she slam- a
med the door in my fape. Did I know
she left the child alone? Why the..
janitor's wife told me. Did I see her-. .
leave it? Need I answer? Oh, deah,
no. But the janitor's wife Did V
know she had been taken to the ju-I
venile court through my notifying!"
the Humane society and that Judges