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Vachel Ltndsey Writes Tribute In Verae
to Moving Picture Comedian
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In That Laughable
"A Night
10c, 20c, 30c
' '"' "mJa l SOB mi I H
A California Motion Corporation Feature in 5 Acts
"A Trip to Maderia" Pathe Colored Scenic
Turned Them Away Last Night
In 7
Prices: 15c
' Coifiiiis
n r O A I r Seat anywhere in the house 10c. Chil
li L ll n L L n 5c Flve rees f pictures- pic
limnLi. tures changed daily. "
Opposite City Hall
Roraaine Fielding Days
Monday and Tuesday
Featuring Romaine Fielding
Broadway Star Feature
Featuring Mary Maurice
7 Reels, 10c and 15c
Children, 5c
and 25c
"Coming 1). AV. Griffith V masterpiece,
In Seven Ueels
Mav 17-18, "Mr. Carlson!
from Arizona" -The first picture
taken bvlJomaine Fielding 'in Phoenix
Installments Every
Thursday and Friday
Change of Pictures Every Day
Will Manager Harry Xat-e of the
-Arizona Theater, lie permitted to
show "Ha pocritesj" the wonderful
f:uir-!;irt Paramount picture, in which
Margaret Edwards appears in the
nude as "A'aked Truth," a picture that
was plated under a police ban in
Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, and
came near the same fate in Los An
geles? "Hypocrites" is billed for the
Arizona for three days beginning nexl
Sunday. This is the first formal men-
' tion of the engagement of this film,
but for .several days there have been
those with whom Manager Xace has
conferred who have strongly advised
against the venture. There are those
who have even told Xace they would
to to almost any end In their efforts
to prevent "Hypocrites" being shown
Probably no picture in years has
created such a diversity of discus
sion or been more widely condemned
in one breath and praised in another.
I.ois Weber wrote and produced the
play. Perhaps the first idea, came
from Faugeron's pajnting "The Truth,"
but be that as it may. there is in
the photoplay that which seems to
tend toward a healthy view of the
construction of all vices, hypocrisy.
Some of the details in the construc
tion of the play may be open to
question on the score of good taste or
of intruding unnecessarily into opin
ions of people on certain lofty t homes
which have nothing to do with the
lesson to be conveyed, nor with
Briefly, the story of the play is
Gabriel, an ascetic monk of olden
time, labors to perfect an. image of
Truth, consecrating himself with fast
liig and prayer, and keeping his work
a secret. One monk, bolder than the
rest, spies upon him. but is blinded
by the light of Truth and can see
The unveiling of the statue is made
a l'ete day, and all gather to listen to
the address of the Abbot, who himself
consents to unveil Gabriel's gift. The
covering is pulled aside, and there
stands a figure of Truth, naked. Un
able to see with the eyes of the
spirit, the people, with one accord,
rush upon Gabriel, and kill him. Only
two can look upon Truth unflinch
ingly, a little child and the woman
who loves Gabriel. A Magdalene looks
upon the statue and falls prostrate,
weeping bitterly. The woman who
loves him covers the dead Gabriel
with her veil, which turns from white
to black as she bends over him.
Xearby the Magdelene crouches.
This forms the prologue of the
story, which, told in a reverent and
deeply religious vein, makes an in
delible impression, and prepares the
spectator for the modern scenes which
are the main iheme.
We see Gabriel as the minister of
a present day church, frail and ill,
hut fired with divine inspiration. In
the congregation are the same people
who. in the prologue, stoned the
monk to death. Now they are bored
or shocked by his denunciation of
hypocrisy. Only the woman who
loved him. now a singer in his choir,
and the Magdalene, who kneels in
prayer after the others have left,
understand. The spying monk is now
a choir boy. surreptitiously reading a
newspaper during service.
Left alone after service, the minister
finds the newspaper, with its repro
duction of Faugerons famous paint
ing. "The, Truth," and vague memories
stir. He sinks into a dream. His
bodv in the form of Gabriel, the
ascetic, leaves his present-day body,
and accompanied scenes of the story,
showing him In this wondrous mirror
of hers the real actions of the charac
ters. Society and civic leaders in Los
Angeles were divided in opinion as
to whether "Hypocrites"' was a fit
play to be .seen. Mrs. H. H. Rose,
wife of Mayor Rose of Los Angeles
said: "To the pure all things are
pure is a saying that has been . ap
plied more to the nude in art than
probably anything else. In "Hypo
crites' only those seeking evil can
find It. To me 'The Truth' was what
it was meant to be. purely symboli
cal, and only those who seek to ma
terialize the vision of Truth can con
ceive of indecency or immorality in
the picture. If we were to take the
standpoint of the censors seriously,
we would have to close up our art
galleries and cover up the statues in
our museums. I can see nothing in
the picture to condemn."
Then Mrs. Russell B. Hallett a
member of the board of censors of
Los Angeles, who voted against the
ff n si
(I ILi II J ul (I
"The Final Reckon
ing" Coming Wednesday
and Thursday
"That Little Band
With Ford Sterling
Mabel Norman
Fattv Arbuckle J)
presentation of the picture at the
Superba Theater in Los Angeles, and
took part in the movement that led
to the arrest of Manager Quinn of that
picture house on a charge of making
an illegal display of the picture of
Miss Edwards, gave her views in these
"So far as entertainment and ar
tistic value are concerned, 'Hypocrites'
is all right. It is a very beautiful
picture. In condemning its exhibi
tion here I was actuated by several
motives. It arouses vulgar curiosity
as will be noted by the crowds of
men and boys around the display in
front of the theater. I think the
moral effect is bad and that a dis
position to allow it is certain to
lower the standard of moving pictures.
While 'Hypocrites' teaches a lesson
it also tends to harden the heart
toward the churches which should not
be. It is not a picture which would
ho shown in a high school or a
church. Personally, however, I was
thinking more of my children and
other peopkis children when 1 voted
against allowing the picture to be
shown. The possibilities of the mov
ing picture are great and if we allow
such exhibitions where are they go
ing to stop?-'
And J. Harry Pieper, president of
the Los Angeles Advertising Club,
said :
"The picture is most interesting and
entertaining and I am positive that
n6 man. woman or child could find
anything offensive in it. It surely
teaches a strong moral lesson and the
introduction of 'Truth' points a moral
in an emphatic way. 1 do not hesi
tate to say that it would be doing
the public of Los Angeles a rank
injustice to deprive them of the op
portunity to profit by s the strong
moral taught."
And Manager Xace Insists that the
picture will be shown as scheduled at
the Arizona and that if no more than
ten people see it he will feel that he
has helped those ten to a broader
vision of life and better idea of Truth.
Will Resume Agriculture With Ranch
Improved and Well Stocked
That eminent agriculturist, James
2d ward Creighton who has been
spending the winter in t'ie city as a
temporarily retired farmer, will short
ly return f his .ranch nine miles south -weft
of Phoenix. All the time he has
spent here since the gathering of his
crops last fall has not been devoted to
dusting the hayseed out of his whisk
ers. He has been superintending the
erection of a handsome house on his
ranch and he has at the eame time beer
engaged in an experiment which ha:!
been watched by builders with great
interest. His new house of concreto
is nearly firished and ready for occu
pancy. The concrete instead of being
a mixture of cement and gravel is a
mixture of tufa and cement. This
idea was originated by Architect Gregg
more than a year ago. It is lighter
and is believed that it 'Will be less
liable to crack than ordinary concrete.
It is alo believed to be less" of a con
ductor of heat and cold.
Mr. Creighton has also been engaged
in stocking his ranch. His four footed
possessions are listed by him under the
heady of a covey of pigs under the chap
eronage of their mamma; a litter of
chickens, a brace of cattle and a team
of sheep.
Mr. Creighton is endeavoring to dis
pose of hie real estate possessions in
the city; that is, he wants to sell one
house and lot and rent another. The
house for !-:;le is one that ought to ap
peal to any careful buyer who has the
money. The house is described as be
ing commodious and kind to little
children and "family broke."
Fire thought to have originated
from a defective flue completely des
troyed the residence of Mrs. Georgia
Sistrunk at IMS West Jackson street
late yesterday afternoon and serious
!; damaged adjacent property.
So rapidly did the tire spread that
in two minutes the entire structure,
a one-story frame building, was a
seething mass of flames, and it was
impossible to save any of the con
tents. The house was but recently
purchased by Mrs. Sistrunk who
with her daughter. Miss Bertha Sis
tfunk, of the Xew York store, was
preparing supper when the fire
There was some delay in turning
m the alarm, and by the time the
fire department, which responded
promptly after the call was made,
arrived, the Sistrunk house was en
tirely destroyed, and a vacant frame
house on the east, owned by S. P.
Healey, of Healey, Conrad and Com
pany was on fire. The Healey house
was damaged to the extent of ap
proximately $600. A vacant brick
house to tho west of the Sistrunk
home was slightly damaged.
Mrs. Sistrunk, who is 72 years of
age. was prostrated , by the loss of
lv.T home and possessions. She was
taken to the home of her son. Her
bert Sistrunk, 1813 West Monroe.
The'loss was partially covered by in
surance. .
The icemen were engaged in a furi
ous hand-to-hand conflict.
"Aha:" cried the new member of the
force, "another tong war." And he
blew his whistle for help. Buffalo Express.
And Phoenix is not the only place
where John Bunny is mourned. The
versatile, laugh-provoking moving pic
ture comedian, was loved by every
child who ever ttaw him walk across
the screen. And children of an older
growth felt a pang when the realized
that death had stilled the form and
chilled the f-mile of the man who never
failed to take all who saw him in pic
tures, 'rora the realms of gloom and
discontent into the heights of good
LaM it
John Bunny
nature and pleasurable entertainment.
Of all that has been written of him
since his death a week or ten days ago,
probably nothing better expresses the
real idea of the place John Bunny held
in the minds and hearts of all who
knew him personally or upon the screen
than the following lines by Vachel
Lindsey of Springfield, III., printed in
the Chicago Herald.
An Epitaph for John Bunny
Yorick is dead. " Boy Hamlet walkes
f orloi n
Beneath the battlements of Klsinore.
Where are those quiddities and capers
That used to set the table in a roar?
And do his bauble-bells beyond the
Ring out, and shake with mirth the
planets bright?
No doubt he brings the blessed dead
godd cheer.
But silence broods on Klsinore to
night. That little elf. Ophelia, 8 years old,
Upon her butt red doll's stanch bos
om weeps,
(Oh. best of men, that wove glad fairy
tales: ))
With te;ir-burned face at last the
darling sleeps.
Hamlet himself could not give cheer
or help,
Though firm and brave, with his boy
face controlled:
For every game they started out to
Yorick invented, in the days of old.
The time arc out of joint! Oh, curbed
Tile noble jester, Yoric!;, comes no
And hamlet hides his tears in boyish
Py some lone turret-stair in Elsinore.
Not so, but here in Springfield's crowd
ed street
Tho grocer's children miss their
heart's delight.
The proud young newsboy bears a
heart of lead;
The children of the wise and soundly
And children of the ragman mourn
the;:- dead.
John Bu iny acts upon' the films of
Members Look Forward to Conten
tious Events
Member-! of the legislature generally
are looking forward to interesting de
velopments before the end of the week;
in fact, by the middle of the week. The
house appropriation bill will probably
come before that body on the floor
fher it is expected that many of the
decisions of the committee of the whole
will come rnder fire again but it is the
opinion of members generally that few
of the findings of the committee will
be overturned, for there was a tight
ening of the line-up as the considera
tion of the bill proceeded.
It is barely possible that the bill will
be put through the house tomorrow and
as soon as possible thereafter it will
be transmitted to the senate where a
dissection and general disagreement of
it is predicted. The senators are not
Maying what they will do to it but
it is assured that its mother will not
know its child when she sees it again.
It Is not entirely separate and apart
fronf a story of the present session to
relate that a referendum ic5 being pre
pared against Senate Bill Xo. 2 of the
regular session requiring the payment
of Jury fees before one can demand a
jury trial. The Arizona Federation of
Labor is reported to be behind this
movement. It is contended by the fed
eration that such a law would keep a
poor man with a just claim out of
court. But the bill provides further
that the court may remit the fees in its
"Did any man ever kiss you before
I did," he asked.
"Yes. dear!"
"Tell mi.' bis name that I may thrash
"I'm afraid. Algernon, that he might
be too many for you." Philadelphia
Anything Can Be Sold Through Col
umns of Republican
The problem of the market has
been solved; it is necessary only to
advertise, in The Republican. The
other day a resident had a pony to
sell but this was not the pony season
and he was wondering whether he
could reasonably hope to give it
away. The people who conduct the
auction houses all said that they
would do their best but they could
not promise results.
It was finally decided to advertise
the pony in The Republican not with
the expectation of selling him but in
order that tho owner might enjoy
the consciousness of having per
formed a duty; of having gone
tnrough the form of doing Ids best
to free himself of the pony.
The, advertisement appeared last
Friday morning. The owner left
home early that morning and forgot
all about the advertisement until late
in the afternoon on his way home the
street car conductor asked him if he
was the man who had a pony to
sell; he wanted one for bis children
and would call around the next
morning to see it.
Arriving at home he found his
wife in a state of collapse, overcome
by the unfamiliar duty of conducting
a horse market. The first caller ar
rived at nine o'clock. He liked the
pony but it Junked some inches of
being sixteen hands high and some
pounds of weighing 14nO. Other cal
lers kept coming; sometimes there
were two there at a time. Between
ii and 6 o'clock two more prospective
buyers arrived. In the meantime
some who had betn there earlier in
the day came back to look at the
pi ny from the other side. Nearly all
of them said that they would be
back the next morning with their
minds made up. Some people made
inquiry by telephone about the pony
ar.d stiil others sent word by special
At six o'clock. th"ecoiiducti-esj; "of
1. W.
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What's In the Cup?
The flavour may be agreeable, but appetite isn't
the only thing' to be considered.
The average cup of coffee contains about ll1;
grains of caffeine, a powerful drug which is a
frequent cause of indigestion, constipation, ner
vousness, heart trouble and other ills.
Home persons are strong enough to use coffee for
a time without apparent harm, but repeated doses
of its subtle, cumulative drug, caffeine,- sooner or
later affects even the strong man or wonmi.
Anv coffee drinker will benefit from a change to
This pure food-drink has a snappy tang, very like
the Old Gov't Javas. but it contains no caffeine,
nor any other harmful ingredient. It is made of
selected wheat, a little wholesome molasses and is
pure, invigorating and delicious. '
And Instant Postmn is so easy to make. Put a
level teaspoonful in a cup, add hot water, and
sugar and cream to taste.
The convenience of Instant Postmn is seen at a
glance. Sold in MOe and o(V tins. Some prefer
Postum Cereal the original form which must
be well boiled, 15c and 25c pkgs.
Grocers sell both kinds, the flavour is equally de
licious and the cost per cup is about the same.
"There's a Reason" for POSTUM
Slightly lower in front than in
back, fashioned for comfort
and style, a' rare combination.
2 for 25c.
When the Country Club opens its
autumn season every committee will bo
n readiness to carry on the work of
the year. The Republican yesterday
printed the lijt of officers and members
of the house committee and President
Richard K. Sloan as chairman of the
board of directors makes the following
additional announcements this morn
ing: Entertainment committee: Mrs. C.
F. Ainsworth, chairman; Mrs. K. T.
Collings. ills. Homer King, Mrs. J. K.
Rowlands. Mrs. Robert Pea body, Mrs. '
Charles McArthur, Miss Eleanor Sloan,
Aaron Goldberg and Lindley Calhoun
Tennis committee Arthur Halm,
chairman; Mrs. -Gordon Tweed. Miss
Ruth Ainsworth, William A. Horrell,
and Irving de R. Miller.
Golf committee Gus Noll, chairman;
Walter Ta'bot and Harold C. Bennett.
The membership of the dramatic
committee has not been completed but
it is understood that Irving de R. Mil
ier is to be its chairman.
the pony market closed it and subse
quent callers were wearily referred
j to the place where the pony was
(tied. She had resolved that the mar-
ket would not lie reopened the fol
I lowing day but that the pony should
, be sent to the auction. The feouschoM'
I dog was prostrated with barking at
i prospective purchasers; he had long
since ceased paying any attention to
' thm. At eight o'clock two boys who
had inspected the pony from various
, points of view earlier in the day.
returned with a check for $Z and
the consent of their mother to the
ownership of the pony.
That little advertisement in The
Republican disclosed that at least
j twelve people had taken more than
i a, passing interest in it; so much of
an interest in fact that they hail tra
i vcled by street car, on foot or had
driven distances ranging from a half
dozen blocks to two miles to see the
'pony, others were still coming yes
terdav to see the Tiony.

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