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DIRECTS BLOCKADES FOR THE
LORD ROBERT CECIL.
"Blockade minister" they call Lord
Robert Cecil, who has just been ap
pointed director of blockades and
given charge of England's trade pass
ing to and from neutral counties.
CHARLIE WILL STILL "WALK,"'
BUT HE HAS DOUGH TO RIDE
New York, Feb. 28. Unless the
word of the press agent is to be
doubted, Charlie Chaplin the Harry
Lauder of the movies will take
$670,000 out of circulation in the next
In consideration of this (announc
ed) sum, Charlies shifted his allegi
ance from Essanay to the Mutual
Film Corporation, which is organizing
a special producing company in his
honor. The organization complete,
Mr. Chaplain will return to the Pa
cific coast, travelling Pullman, re
gardless of expense.
One hundred and fifty thousand
dollars of Charlie's stipend is a bond.
The remainder as calculated by John
R. Freuler, president of the Mutual,
represents 52 weeks' wages at $10,
000 a week.
Articles were signed in Preuler's
office Saturday night to the tune of
a turning camera crank. Charlie was
in a passive mood. He neither fell
downstairs, broke the furniture nor
assaulted Mr. Freuler, his opposite in
the cast of the moment, with his usu
al handy red, red brick. Also, he wore
trousers that clung rather neatly to
his limbs, appeared without his con
ventional pin wheel mustache, .and
walked with his toes pointing due
Charlie's ambition is to get an in
troduction some day to Hetty Green.
He thinks he'd like her.
B. M'CORMICK, CANDIDATE.
PROMISES SQUARE DEAL .
William B. McCormick is running
for alderman in the 27th ward on the
independent Democratic ticket.
In his statement to the voters he
says he doesn't intend to become a
rubber stamp alderman for Mayor
Thompson or anybody else. He says
he'll support the mayor when he is
on the right side of any question; that
he doesn't fit any descriptions applied
by quarrelling Republicans to each
other; that he is for better police and
fire protection and more ward im
provements. He also wants better transportation
on'both surface and a"L" lines. Mc
Cormick has been City Hall reporter 2
for an afternoon paper for years. He ""
has been endorsed by the Municipal
The new Spradin hotel at Whitley ..
City was formally opened Saturday
evening by Sponsor H. M. Chne, who
broke a table leg over, the head of
Noah Strunk. McCreary County
Worcester, Mass. Movement to
have union workmen appear at their
social affairs in dress suits started
by molders' organizati 1