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J. K. Emmett, the distinguished son
of the famous Fritz Emmet, and a se
lected company of players will he
; .seen at Poll's tlhe last half of the
tveek 4n "The Devil He Did," termed
by its authors "a visualized fantasy."
Supporting Mr. Emmet is Miss Mary
13- Ryan and' other talented players,
r, T Uft ' offering provides an, opportunity
- for 'Mr. Emmet's wonderful singing
voice. . -
S. special added feature brings here
Frank Milton and the Deling Sisters
in "THe Diamond' FalaV9-' a rube
picture, show. These clever enter
tainers " have, a unique offering.
' ; Another, unusual attraction Will be
Kfcrsiak's Pigs, a troupe of porcine
marvels, in a series of' wonderful
tricks. This is the same act that at
tracted so much attention recently at
the; Palace theatre, New York.
. Willie Fields, with his comedy and
songs,' and the Three Singing Types,
' a': trio of pretty girls, in a musical
offering, ni complete the vaudeville
!" bill.' .... ' v . , '
. 'The photoplay feature brings "here
the; beautiful screen star. Virginia
'" Pears)nr.,in a flverpart society drama
"fetter Truth," a Stirring story of
totalities arid prisons. The Hearst-'
' loathe Pictorial News .will be another
;' Aim '.feature. -'X ' : '; t" V"' " . .
A"; There is a play coming to the Lyric
theatre next week that no one can af
ford to miss for it has but recently
' ln";the principal topic in theatrical
fftmmunfties the country over. "Lit
. tfe Peggy, 6'Moore" is the title and it
1$ is bewitching and as quaintly dear
aft ts name. The .story is an absorb
ing one , and always holds the audi
' torV ' y , , - . ' X
' - When . ; . Dan Murphy,' and JeTry
d?M.oore left Ireland they were only
bpys,. but . both loved the, same little
Kathleen who bade them goodbye. Dan
caught an.' in America and 'well on
tStei toad to success when Jerry, , who
kk. been less forunate returned to
Ireland arid married -Kathleen. .. He
lived but three years after, that, and
left A broken hearted girl and a wee
baby, girl, who was ' destined to hold
ihW; destinies', and lives of men in the
palm of her hand. The little girl is
the. Peggy of our' story. , Kathleen fol
lowed Jerry two years later and know
ing how Dan had loved, her in the
years agorie she left'Peggy to his care
th th' thougnt tnat in time ma
X thoughts would turn to her. Fourteen
yeflrjS-l&tpr we see Murphy the Mayyor
pf the citythrough the influence of
Ma.tt Hogaiy the political boss of thy
;., .) and an bid acquaintance front
' Ireland. -:. ' ' "t J.. :: X . i f X ."
, -X X? Murphy is running for re-election
1 arid isbeing opposed by Howard Rich
. mono, a young reformer, who is avow-'
edly.aftr the Hogan political machine,
Murphy and Hogan are directors in
tH Webster, National bank and when
Webster tne president, who has loan
. V e& the banks funds on worthless secur
ities, -tells Richmond that Murphy is
fejsohsible for th bank's condition,
' h 'usesthe information in his politi
- cl'wan on the Hogan faction... It ie
X B V'thls juncture that Peggy! unthoufit
of and unexpected enters the play and
' fi;6hl then on things happen and hap
' peri 'fast. " .
, It'is an exceptionally enjoyable play
; end "should be seen; to -be fully -appre-cfe'ea,
Better order your seats early
. 4nd .be sure of having them. . :
; Aiarie Dbro, the distinguished
f oririg'aftist of the stage 'a'nd; screen,
( Wfllbe: Bjeen at the Empire, tp-mor-X
i-llrid1 ' Saturday in the: X Jesse '" L;
Islty : producfion "Lost and- Won," va
gapping drama of - .newspaper.' life
written especially for herXby the iwo
rioted ' dramatists. Channing : Pollock
tJterinod. .Wolf' arid prepared for
' iti5feraen by Margaret Turipull. x
' Sirice making, her debut under the
Laiikjf !banrier in "The Heart of Nora
Flyfiri;" .Marie Doro has scored suc-
cess ' after , success with the , photo
.dramatid public and jn "Lost ; and
s Won"' she has a still greater success
" 1 Birice' it is especially suited to her
eharriiirig ; personality and gives her
ariiple opportunity to display her won
' derlul artistic talents. ;
.Tbe story has to ; do with Cinders,
aXJiitte. newsgirl, who on a .bet,is
made .the ward of a wealthy stock
broker, he wagering that he cant make
a -nwirirr MTer ' into a society belle
Within a year. The girl becomes a re-,
rbrter ort .the paper which she , f or
meriy sord.XXWhen hr benefactor is
s bout to win the wageS, he loses his
ripriey and is arrested for theft, and
the ormer newsgirl and reporter, by
her xJleverness, discovers the identity
of ,the real ,thief and frees the man
w,hom she loves, and who has learned
X The" cast supporting Miss Doro is
one" of unusual excellence. -Numerous
other ; feature photoplays.
tVfelin'd' Justice," said to be one of
the rivost sensationally dramatic film
productions ever conceived and pro
duced, and featuring Benjamin Chris
tie, "author and star of the tremen-
doua, screen success, "Sealed Orders,"
Is to' be the Plaza's big film attraction
fbr the-latter half of the week, y "Blind
Jastce'X'is in seyen parts -rnd is' so
' erriariied with .tense ; situations that
suspense is' herd to the final scene.
The plot tbncerns a mart;; who, f orced
to leave, his ;child and serve, a term in,
prison for an atrocious murder of
Which, he is innocent, becomes, more
or less of . a weakling. When he. is
freed- h, discovers the whereabouts of
the ,womarff who betrayed him to the
police. His . determination, to avenge
himself returns and I'ke. a madman he
craftily pl6t to take her life, in pay
metn"r for the torture She has brought
him And his child. ' -:
."The Wedding Party,", a merry mu
sical comedietta with comedians, girls,
scenery and . all the popular t assets of
the' delightful in this type 'of . diver-
H -:,, will headline the vaudeville pro-
gfam. . X ' r'
'Black and Tan, a pair 'of black-face
entertainers Who . have some decidedly
p'eaghtg Repartee and song to offen
r.'ift- a.ve -an px?p:rtant spot' on thz
mllj while Janies Teed 'arid company
ln their uproariously funny farce en
titled, '.'A. Hundred Laugh,'; will make
a strong' bid for honors. i
t Blche and Clegg, a couple 'of clever
localizing musicians, should find little
difficulty in establishing themselves in
thefavor of local amusement seekers.
.A "nsria,lomedy film productions 6f
th.best-calibre will be included In the
VmI of attraction.
LECTURE FOR A. O. II.
People' of . Irish birth or descent
have always responded generously to
any appeal for the relief of the dis
tressed no matter in what part of the
world it may be. Consequently when
they ask for aid for those in distress
in Ireland due to the uprising of last
Easter it . is expected the response
of the people of Bridgeport will be
both prompt and generous.
Division No. 1, A. O. H., of this
city makes an. appeal for funds, and
will hold a concert and lecture in the
Park theatre Sunday evening for this
Rev. James T. McDermott. O. M. I
who conducted a mission at the
Sacred Hea t church in October, will
be the lecturer,' taking for his sub
ject "Faith, Fatherland and Free
dipm." Fat-ber McDermott is an ora
tor of unusual excellence and his
lecture will' be a treat. In addition
there will be' an excellent concert un
der the direction of Prof. N. J.- Her
man of the Sacred Heart church
choir, and which 'will include seleC'
tions by Misses Mary V.1 Sullivan, Te
resa O'Brien, Katherine M.. Lombard
and Loretta , O Connor, and Messrs.
John F. , Martin, John Hughes, Albert
Lapke, and John McDonough. TReh
rig's orchestra will- furnfsh the in
strumental .part of the program.
. John T. King will be chairman of
the evening and will introduce Father
McDermott. ' The speaker will be ac
companied by Rev. John, M. O'Brien,
O. M. I., ,was was with him at the
mission at the Sacred Heart church.
Tickets for the entertainment are
for sale at Hartigan's drug stores and
by members of the division. - A large
audience is expected.
DANCING CLASS IN NEW
HALL ATTRACTS MANY
The Thursday evening dancing class
of Charles J. Collins opened up its new
dance hall, last' Thursday evening at
tne Jbyn i Jt:au, over the Lyric theatre,
in a blaze of success. . Everything
went highly satisfactorily to pupil and
teacher alike and a grand time was
enjoyed "by every one present. -- The
floor was wonderful, the music was ex
cellent nd innovation night was the
occasion of all occasions in the city,
It novation- night is a new idea of
Mr. Collins that proved popular in the
very beginning and has spread in in
terest each successive Thursday un
til to-day it is the talk of the town
It is a' town-topic in every way, for
Mr. Coll?rs combines work and plea
sure to a nicety. The first part of the
evening is spent 'iri teaching the fine
arts to beginners arid those who -desire
to brush .up a little in their dancing,
while following this hour of "instruc
tion, -.Mr. Collins invites' his pupils and
their friends,, to enjoy the rest ? of the
evening in dancing.
At the opening of. the Lyric hall as
a meeting place of his Thursday In
novation class, Mr. Collins has one of
the; largest classes that bas ever taken
instruction in the city. For this hour
of instruction, Mr. Collins makes a
small charge and . an even smaller
charge forJhe evening's dancing, The
music is excellent and the floor could
not be better. tfaken all in ajl -Mr.
Collins is greatly "pleased in the suc
cess that he has met at the Lyric hall
FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEWS
Ground a Cartridge '
"WiilaVn Rimany. of Darierian elev-
sen year old boy found a, cartridge in
the .highway Saturday v afternoon.
Either not understancting ihe 'inature
of the dangerous object,, or thinking
that it was an unloaded shell.'the lad
thought "it would be a good idea to
turn it on the griridstone, to see what
effect would be produced. The thing
exploded, taking - off a piece s df his
thumb and of one finger, and filling
his f?ca and eyes' with fragments of
Accepts a Call
Rev. Harold E. Wilson, - who has
been, pastor of the Bethel; Methodist
Episcopal' church for the past five
years, lias accepted a call to the
East avenue Methodist Episcopal
church of South Norwalk. .
Dogs Attack Sheep
Two dogs Saturday attacked a flock
of "sheep ; belonging to H. B. Coley
of Norwalk and killed one outright.
Several 6thers ; were badly mSngled.
NDanbury Hatter Free
James E. Whitehead, a hatter,
who ? lives in Danbury, has been "di- i
vorced from Edith I. C. Whitehead,
who lives in Hartford, v They were
married in England on 'August 17,
1893 and for eighteen years they liv
ed in Bethel, where, in December 19 10
Mrs. Whitehead deserted her husband
Whitehead, said ne ana the woman
quarreled over' financial matters. Pri
or to the tirie she left him she. had!
threatened to leave, and oneV dayj
when he returned from work she was ;
'gone." He kept the home, for two
years, expectingshe would return. He"
had often asked her to return to him. i
She refused, -and told him she wanted
no more to do with him.
r ; Want New Charter ;
By a majority of 70" votes out of
336 cast the proposed charter consol
idating the Bethel borough and town
under a town ; governrrient was adopt
ed on Saturday afternoon. Although
there, are over 800 voters-in Bethel,
only 336 went to the polls. Two hun
dred and three voted "Yes" and 133v
voted "N." The new charter, if
granted by the legislature, as un
doubtedly it will be, will go into 'ef
fect October 1, 1917. At that , time
the present borough of Bethel will
cease " to exist as a borough. ,
.'' J Shot by Playmate
'. Arthur Lacey, twelve year old son
of Frank Lacey, of Danburyy was shot
in the left thigh Saturday afternoon
by a young playmate ' while, playing
with a loaded revolver. . It was an
other case of not knowing that it was
loaded. The wound is not( Serious
and will soon heal. ;
T ' Burglars at -Work ,.
' Burglars broke into the house of
Paul R. Allen, of Stamford, Sunday
evening. , Articles valued at about
$600 were stolen.' They included table
silver, manicure and bureau sets,
sweaters, i handkerchiefs,
gloves, a case -of razors, cigars and
cigarettes. Mr. . Allen and his family
were absent. Twenty dollars in bills,
the property of a , servant, who was
out was alsp taken. .
UTCHKllilJJ COUNTY NEWS
Changes to State Bank .
The Brooks' National Bank of Tor
rington has, applied for' permission to
change over to . a state bank. -
Petition lii Bankruptcy '
The Goodman . & Trumbull Com
pany through. Its treasurer, has fjled a
petition In bankruptcy. The corpora
tion's home is in Litchfield and it car-
Jlried ioo-' a- construction . business. TheJ
schedules show liabilities of $5,613.04,
all unsecured. Assets consist of ve
hicles valued at $450, other personal
property, $241, and debts due on open
account $1,299.13. The corporation
has 80 cents deposited in bank. Mr.
Goodman declares the corporation has
not the money to pay the filing fee of
H. E. Stoughton, president of the
Thomaston Savings Bank, " was near
ly overcome by gas- from the exhaust
on his automobile while running the
engine in his garage Saturday.
A Peculiar Case
H. O.. Ives of Plantsvilie' nas
brought a civil suit against the town
of Thomaston, the Thomaston Sav
ings Bank, Morris H. Guernsey, Mrs.
Jeremiah Hayes and Miss Katherine
Burke. The suit is to recover prop
erty sold by Mr. Ivs' mother. The
case is very unusual and dates" back
several years. Mr. Ives claims that at
the death of his father a will was left
giving the mother the life use of prop
ereyt. At her death the property was
to revert back to her children. Mr.
Ives claims that, due to some influ
ence brought to befr, the mother- sold
most of the property, which was not
in accordance with the will and the
property has now been attached to
await, the outcome1 of the civil action.
Newf ield House Burned
Joseph' B. Dunbar's house in New
field, a suburb of Torrington, was
burned Tuesday afternoon. The .fur
niture was taken out off the house by
neighbors. All 7 the members of the
family were in ! Torrington. The fire
is believed to have started from Avood
that was put in the kitchen stove oven
to dry. The loss is estimated at $1,-1
500, partly covered by insurance.
Fire early Tuesday morning at their
home in New Hartford drove Joseph
Folgetti, his wife and their three chil
dren in the zero weather half a mile
over the' snow-capped hills to the home
of the Eatons in Nenaue where thev
kre being "cared for. The little home
was entirely destroyed and the quin
tet, barely able to leave" the house
with. their lives, suffered terribly, as
they sought shelter. The house and
contents were destroyed. ,Tb.e cause
of the fire is unknown. ,
Perhaps a Suicide . j
Philemon W. Johnson, librarian of
the Norfolk Libray," town treasurer
and prominent in - town affairs, is
missing and the empty rifle case in
his rooms arid a letter he left be
hind lead to the belief that he has
killed himself and that his body lies
somewhere --in the snow' on Canaan
Mountain. "Financial troubles" it is
believed from the sealed letter he
left for William Cobb, are responsible
for Mr, Johnson's disappearance. Less
than two, years ago he became identi
fied with the Norfolk Manufacturing
Company, and it is said hat through
this venture he lost about $10,000. In
his letter to MrX Cobb was enclosed
$6, which hev declared to be all he
had left in the world.
BANK EXAMINER REMOVED
Washington, Jan.; 25 Removal of
Charles Starek from office as chief
national bank examiner for" the' sec
ond federal reserve district with head
quarters in New York, and the ap-
pointment in hiSf.place of William P.
Malburri," assistant secretary of the
treasury was, announced., yesterday by
Comptroller : Williams. ,
, POOL TAX DUE.
Theatres, pool rooms, bowling al
leys, clubs, fraternal organizations,
and hotels, as well as brokers and
pawnbrokers, who are obliged to pay
a special tax to the government have
buf one more week in which to do so.
After Feb. 1, they will be subject to
fine of 50 per cent. At the local
Internal Revenue office, it is said that
here,are still a great many . returns
to be filed. Attention is called, to
the fact that every pool table 6ot in a
private hoip.e,is taxed this year.
An investigation of the New York
National Guard was proposed 1 at the
opening meeting of the Assembly
committee on military affairs.
FUNERAL DESIGNS AND
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THURS., FRI. & SAT.
,! DAILY MATTNEES
aTHUR PEARSON PRESENTS
"STEP LIVELY, GIRLS"
Smart Burlesque with Rich
(Shorty McAllister, Mandie Heath
and Harry T. Shannon. The chorus
ls Young, Perfect and Beautiful.-
MONDAY EVE., JAN. 2$
tins Hill Offers - "Brineiner Ui"
Greatest Musi- --pal
The Biggest Laughing Hit on Rec
ord. .A Star, .Cast of Famous En
tertainers. 'A.U Over Night. Success
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IN THE SEVEN-ACT DRAMA
A Powerful Drama
Whose Only Qod Is The Unrelenting Law.
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THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND ABSORBING
SCREEN EVER CONCEIVED AND PRODUCED
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TOM SHUMATE, GRACE HARlARD arid
: GEO. USHER
AND A BEVY OF CHARMING SHOW GIRLS
The Classiest Musical Comedietta in Months
BLACK & TAN
in Songs and Merry
In "A HUNDRED LAUGHS"
You'll Find Oceans of Fun In Its Every Scene
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See Blind Justice Sure
ALL THIS WEEK
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Thursday, Saturdays-Evening at 8;15
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'LOST AND WONr
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Fri., Sat. 2 6:30 8:30
Author and Star
of the Tremendous
of The Vengeance of
Against The Society
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3 Shows Daily; 1:45, 6 and 8:30; Mat. 10c, 15c; Eve.
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THE DISTINGUISHED PLAYER
Son of the Distinguished Fritz Emmet, Assisted
by Mary E. Ryan, in the Visualized Fantasy
SPECIAL ADDED FEATURE
THE DIAMOND PALACE, ' ' A Rube Pic
, ture Show. ' x
A Great Comedy Feature
3-Singing Types -3
Societv Drama 'Bitter Truth"
Complete Shows Every Saturday
1:153:156 and 8:30 O'Clock
CONCERT AND LECTURE
ctttTAV KVENING. JAN. 28
"Rfiv. James T. McDennott, O. M. XJ
"Faith, Fatherland and Freedom"
Auspices Division No. 1,. A. O. II.
Admission 50c. 75c and $1.00
Ttreerved Seats at Hartigan's. Fairfield
: , A 24 s
v ' Given By i v"
CLAN CAMPBELL No.' 24
xi At the
FRIDAY EVE, JAN. 26,
- ' At 8 O'Clock
Admission . 1... .. 50c
Thursday and Saturday
COLONIAL BALL ROOM
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THE UNIVERSITY SQIOOL,
836 Fairfield Avenue.
College preparatory and Interme
diate courses; High school and
grammar school grades, personal work
with every pupiL Admission today or
LOSS OF APPETITE,
LOSS OF WEIGHT,
are all OTeKome by Recupertabs, they
axe made after the formula of Dr. Al
bert Robin, the famous French physi
cians and are being used very largely
in Paris and other European capitals.
Wfcen ta.ken for a short while they
will give positive relief in all cases of
nervous exhaustion, mental depression,
lack of vitality, general debiity, ane
mia, etc ' ' . 1
The Glycerophosphates of which
Recupertabs are composed, contain
the elemert necessary to overcome
these conditions. . They are now bein
prescribed and recommended by many
physicians in this and foreign coun
tries as the best, quickest and surest
nerve and blood tonic that they know
Recupertabs are for sale at all drug
stores at BOo and $1.00 per package
or will be sent direct upon receipt of
Curta Chemical Co., No. 414 West
23rd St., New York. Distributed in
Bridgeport and vicinity by J. D. Harti
ean. No. 81 Fairfield Avenue. AdY.
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A resolution demanding1 Jhe sale of
skimmed milk in New York as a par
tial solution of the high cost of , living
was unanimously passed' at a: meeting
of the National Special Aid Society,
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Residence. 27 Vine St.
Wm. Liebenun & Son
Embalm era and Undertakers .
Office and Residence '
SSI MAIN STREET
. Telephone Connection
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Unflertakers and Kmbalnicja
No. 16S State St., jBrldgeport, Ct.
All calls, day or nlirht. answered
from office. Georfre B. Hawley,
113 Washington Terrace; Edward
n. WUmot, 865 Clinton ' Ave.
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Unde r t a k e r s r
1295 MAIN ST. Tel. Barnmn 5409
Calls Answered Day or Niche''
JOHN P. GALLAGHER
Undertakers and Embalmen
Margaret Li.' Gallagher, only li
censed, graduate woman embalm
er and undertaker in 'the city ca',
pable of taking entire charge of
funerals. Mortuary parlors, office
571 FAIRFIELD AV. phone 139o"
FRANK POLKE & SON
EMABLMERS & UNDERTAKERS
773 State Street' ;
Phone Rarnun 15SO-2 r ;
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