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. THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THURSDAY; DECEMBER 23 1915. . 11 .J. . A-HTj - K I.V it PHOTOPLAYS AND PHOTOPLAYERS By GAHDNER MACE. Crawled Through the Box Office Window To Success in Film Plays Crawling to the stage through the box office window Is said to be one of the hirVdeat feats In tho world to perform, according to the students of the theater. And Robert Edeson, up to tho present time, Iirb been tho only distinguished examplo of a per son who attained success In this Way. .George Ovey has been entered ns Edeson's only competitor, and to the East Ovey Is known as a photo- layer bettor than as a .stage com- aian. jsaeso Ian. Edeson, It will be remember- d, was tho assistant treasurer of ft Brooklyn theater when he went n(p tho acting end of tho business un a. act no couiu nil ino pari 01 an absent tnembor of the company play ing at his. house. Ovey'a career lad much tho same beginning. Ho was assistant treas urer of a theater In Kansas City In 1900, when some member of a com pany playing at tho theater became ill, andOvcy offered to take tho part. He had been wanting something llko thls to happen for' a long time, be cause ho had always felt that his real vocation was behind the foot lights rather lhan the ticket rack, lie made a success of his first start, and Immediately was engaged-for a minstrel company. . Later he appeared In musical com edies and became, popular throughout the West. He was appearing in a l,os Angeles theater about six months ago when Milton Fahrney' saw him. Fahrney has been a mo tion picture director 'almost since; the business was Invented, and, when' he saw Ovey he recognized whati he thought was real film comedy ability. Fahrney was with' the Horsley Mutual forces, and engaged tho comedian at once. The "Cub" com ' edles were Invented to give the new man vehicles, and he has becomo very popular. Some days ago attention was called to the fact that Roger W. .Babson proposed to put life into 'the' dry nones of statistics by making them subjects for motion pictures. Just how Mr. Babson expected to make auch things -as views upon rows of figures interesting by means of mo tion pictures wa not apparent, al though the statistician was very ' enthusiastic about the thing. Mr, Babson has done it and with his little railroad trains and steamships and piles of exports and imports he has really invented a fascinating system of pictures. The pictures have b"een shown .here during the past week or so as a part of tho Paramount program, and in clude all sorts of statistics particu larly those dealing with food stuffs, manufactured articles, etc. To make these things plain to tho motion pic ture patrons the films start with a' statement of what it Is proposed to how and advice to the spectator to "watch the llttlo steamship" or "watch the little railroad train." A lined sheet is then seen divided Into columns at the top of which appear the years to be covered, one for each column, and tho amounts to bo stated, one for each horizontal line in the page. A railroad train is then started over the pago following n zig-zag track showing the upward nnd downward trend of tho figures. Vsnally theTfllm ends with' the $x- hlbltion of two large piles of goods, one bolus tho first year and tho other being the last that Is treated In the statistical tables. Or the piles might he of wheat or of bales of cotton. Again tho two pictures might show Iwo railroad trains anything In fact, to show tho com parative size of the maximum and minimum figures, the increase or tho decrease. G. M. TODAY'S BEST FILMS By GARDNER MACK. . June Dayc in ' "Heartaches,",' by Panlel Car-ftbn' Goodman (Liibin-1-nlt Films), Crandall's, Ninth and K streets. Tiilly Marshall In "The Sale Lorcha".anci Ford Sterling In "His Father's Footsteps" iTrianglo Films), the Garden, 423 Ninth street. Tyrone Power and Kathlyn Williams In "Sweet Alyssum" (Sellg), the Strand, Ninth and D streets. Fannie Ward in "Tho Cheat" (Laiky), Loew's Coumbia, Twelfth and F streets. "The Battles of A Nation" (Ameri can Correspondent Film Company), the Casino, F near Seventh street. "Where the Heather Blooms" (Uni versal), the Alhambra, 519 Seventh street. Donald Brian In "The Voice in the Fog," adapted from the story by Harold MacGrath ' (Paramount Pictures), tho Leader, Ninth, be tween K and F streets. Margucrita FischerMn "The Miracle of Life" (Mutual Master Picture), the Olympic, 1431 U street. "Scandal" (I'nlversal Broadway Feature), tho Hippodrome, Ninth street and New York avenue. Florence Rockwell In "Body and Soul," adapted from the play by William Hurlburt. the Masonic Auditorium, Thirteenth street and New York avenue. raiiiitiimmmiiTTiisiuiiiii xmxunt Electric Lanterns While they last we will sell our $1.25 Nickel Electric Lanterns for $1.00; $1.00 Enamelled Lanterns for 75c. it C. Schneider's Sons 1207 F Street If Telephone Main 168. H , Open evenings miiHbstt v "ENID MARKEY, The leading woman in one of the newest Triangle Film Plays to be seen shortly atvthe Garden Theater. THE RED CIRCLE By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE. Author of "The Fighter." "Caleb Con over," "Syria From the Saddle," Etc Novelized from the Pathe Photo Play of the Same Name by Will M. Rltchey. (Copyright. W15, by Albert Payson Terbune.) (Synosis of Previous Installments.) Max Lamar, crime specialist, receivai a note from Chlaf of Police Allen In forming him of (he releane of 'Circle' Jim Borden, a notorious criminal, and asking, hltn' to .ke,ep a lookout for the man anHYnla "Jpture activities. Tho name 'Circle,'' comes from the hereditary 'red clrcln which appears on th right hanj 1n each ifendratton of the 1'ordeni, June Travis and her mother, lnterea'.ed In the reform of ex-convlcts, are awaltliur Borden's release. Borden refuses their aid, and la about to strike the persistent June, when Lamar comes up and deters him. Borden's son Ted, a good-for-nothlnsr. loses his position, and, desperate for want of money. Is about to steal a man's watch, when his father comes upon him and pulls him away; the man raising a cry of thief. Pursued by a large crowd, Lamar amonfr them, Borden and his son reach a secret passageway to his oomi. I-a-mar learns from a boy playing nearby Its exact location, and, sending the lad for aid, elarts through the subterranean way. Old Borden, brooding over the degra dation of his sou. seals the room In which the boy Is asleep and turns on the gas. Lamar reaches the room, but his revolver Is wrested from him by Borden, who tells Lamar he will annihilate the Borden family after he ha killed the detective. Lamar escapes death at the hands of the fanatical Uorden by the timely arrival of the pollc. Borden kills himself. The THE RED CIRCLE This: was the secret that the faithful Mary had kept locked within her faithful heart these past twenty years. THE RED CIRCLE is a remarkable story of heredity, romance and adventure, written by ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE for this paper, from the photoplay by Will M. Ritchey. Read the story, then see the wonderful PATHE PICTURES pro duced by BALBOA with RUTH ROLAND and FRANK MAYO at your favorite theatre PATH t flffiftEXCHAMGt THE BEST Photoplay Department in WASHINGTON gaa has asphyxiated the son. Thinking that the circle-banded faintly la extinct.. Umar Is surprised' to see Vie Red Circle on tho hand of a woman In a swiftly moving automobile. He manages to get the license number. Grant, a nototlu loan shark. Is locked In his vault and a batch of valuable notes are stolen. Hastening to notify the police, he finds his chauffeur and oar to be missing. He reaches the police headquarters In a taxlrab. and tells Chief of Police Allen of hla loss. Lamar Is present. , As they speak, the missing car is seen passing the same one that Lamar is In terested In. They overtake the car. hut occupant has gone. The chauffeur shows a forged order for the car. The woman In black slinks into a nearby park and turns her coat Inside out, ex posing a dress and hat of white. (Continued from Yesterday.) When June reached her own home, her mother and Mary (her old nurse) were on the veranda. She hurried past them with scarce a word and went straight to her own room. There, from the front of her dress, she drew out a sheaf of papers fastened with a rubber band. The uppermost paper of the package was an official form, filled in with ink. It read: June 12, 1915. Soven. days from date, or June 19, I 'Twenty prnmlFo to pay tleorgo Oram ten dollars (410). us first installment on my loon of ono hundred dollars (1100), plus interest at the rr.to of 10 por cent a week. Total payment dm-, 520. Signed, John L. Pateroon, Juno Travjs' 'fingers rifled the sheaf. Most of tho pa.-.!)rs were of much tho same nature as was the first,; and for varying sums: at exorbitant inlerost. Each document was muto witness to a talo of poverty and of the rrecdy advantago Grant had taken of such poverty. Gathering up tho pr.pors, Juno Went Into her sitting room, placed a chair In front of a typewriter and began to tap away at the keys. For a full hour sho wrote a bare half-dozen lines on each Mheet addressing an envelope for enchi This tank finished, she stacked the llttlo pile of letters, ready for mail ing, Without waiting to put on her hat she rrin drwnstalrs and out of the house by a rear 'door, to u nearbv mall-box. In this she potted her .stack of letters, and mado her way 'hack to her sitting-room, unnotlc-d. Arter wmen sne once moro picKcd up the documents stolen from Georgo Grants desk: crumpled thorn Into a ball! set a match to them: hold them until they worti a Ware, and tossed tliem Inttf the fireplace. "There gocu a sheaf of heartaches!" Wip sluhed. "Oh. If only all poverty could uo ueBiroyca as easily! " w " m t w Mat'. Jvne's mirs-, was more a member of tho Travis fatr.lt v than a servant. She had lived with Mrs. Tra vis since long before Juno was born; Blio had comforted the stricken wlfo when her hKsband died: she had loved Jtino from tho day of tho wlnsomo girl's Uirti. In esrly years, it wab Mary who had BtbC'd between Juiip nnd every punish ment; In later day- the nurse was even more clgeely her nontldanto thnn was Mrs Travis hercelf. When June lrjui come home that day and, passing Mary and Mrs. Travis on tho veranda, had KOllO on to her room. Mary's anxious eyes had read the irlrl's face and Had seen iroume luritlnt- Here. Tho nurse hadsald nothlntr: but. later. (when Jutje did not reappear, she fol lowed ner upr.iairs. soitiy sno tncu tne Id'oor of the girl's sitting room. It was ilijcked. Mary btmt down to sec. through the keyhole. If June were still In the room. She had had a brief clImDse of tiler; kneeling at the fireplace, watching some papers burn, wonaering. yet not Suite daring to Intrude, the old woman ad tiptoed away. But earn next morning, whl e she was nuttlnif the slttlnr room to rlehts. Marv olianccd to sen half a charred niece of paper lying on the hearth. Hho picked It nn . On the Unburned half of tlm paper, sho read: "Seven days from date, or to pay George Grant ten tnira installment on my loan of fifty Dltis Interest nt the rate per week. Total payment due. ttS-Slgncd Jos. Bro " Alary nu-szieu over .tne fragment in stark perplexity. To her. It meant noth ing. And. she could not understand how her darling should have happened to uossess such a thing or why she had tried to burn it. But as she placed the morning newspaper on the table, for June, a fow minutes later, tho old woman's gaze fell on these starlrig headlines: "VEILED WOMAN IN BLACK ROUS LOAN BItOKKR ORAST "Notes of Clients. Owing Money, Are Missing Thief 'Borrows' Vic tim's Auto and Kscapes." Mary let the newspaper fall to the floor from her inert hand. . Again she examined the charred note. And now she knew what It was. (Continued Tomorrow.) On the Fence. The Recruiting Official-One gran' father living? Is ho on your father's or mother's side? Tho Recrvll-Oh, 'o varies, sir; ' sticks up fcr both on 'cm a sort oi noo trat. London Sketch. 'I1MPI 11 , , , , U-I1UJL- Painful Swollen Veins Quickly Relieved and Reduced Mrs. R M. Remler, or Federal, Kan sas, writes an Interesting account of her success In reducing a severe case of enlarged veins that should be en couraging to others similarly afflicted. She suffered with badly swollen and in named veins (In fact, one had brouen), for more than seven years before sho became acquainted with Absorblne, Jr., and used it. Absorblne, Jr., was faitit fully applied for several weeks, and, to quote from her letter, "Tho large knots in the veins left, it waa all nicely heal ed, and has not bothered me since." Absorblne, Jr., is an antiseptic lini ment healing, cooling, and soothing. Safe and pleasant to use, 11.00 and I2.00 at your druggist's or pr, pale. Liberal trial bottle postpaid for .,0c li slc.nps. W. F. Young, P. D. F.. 418 Temple St., Springfield, Man. Advv Years Ago Mrs. Travis accompa nied Mr. Travis on a Western trip. I was the maid." Itwas Mary who spoke in a voice which seemed to come wafting over the past the voice of a spirit that had suddenly disembodied itself and was speaking to a phantom present from over the vale of a reality; that was twenty years ago. And as she listened the girl be side her learned the secret of the uncontrollable desire for crime that sometimes surged within her arid brought with it that s anguine red band that branded the back of her hand U. S. ARMOR FACTORY PLAN GAINS IN FAVOR Predictions Freely Made Bill to Authorize Enterprise Will Be Passed Soon. Supporters of the proposed legislation for a Government armor plate factory have been quietly Pounding sentiment in the Senate and House, and liavo found that sentiment suah as to encourago thorn greatly. Predictions nro freely mado both In Senate and House circles that a bill will be tiaspcd before the session Is far advanced authorizing the establishment of tt Government armor plate plant. Senator Ashurst of Arizona, who has long been working hard for such legisla tion, predicted that a bill wild go through tho. Senate. He has conferred with n number of Senators about It. In responsible quarters In tho House tho feeling is declared to be strong for a Government armor plate factory. In House Naval Affairs Committee circles there is known to bo much support for It. The view expressed by some of the members of tho committee is that the armor plate companies have brought tho legislation on themselves. They cite the recent failure of private companies to put In satisfactory bids on the two new superdreadnaughts because they could not set steel nnd dthcr materials as evidence that it la tlmo for. the Gov ernment to take steps to protect It self in ihe matter of warship con struction. Howover. specific reasons for a Gov ernment armor plate factory are not the only factors working toward the passage of the bill In question. Thfe sentiment In Congress for Government manufacture of war materials In general Is moro powerful than It boa ever been, and it is likely that this feeling will havo Important effects on the whole program of naval and military legisla tion this session. Motor Firm Incorporated. Articles Incorporating tho William P. Barnhart Company, automobiles and accessories, at 1707-1709 Fourteenth street northwest, at a capital stock of J23.000. have been llled with the recorder of deeds by the trustees, William P. Barnhart, Paul 3jrnhart, and Milton J. Fllllus. YOU'IL ALWAYS MAKE FINE Miller's -HOT qihddlb cakes if '""' you use MILLEK'R Hclf- tJf Riema R'lnf Buckwheat. It' the OeulISUlg "real thln-"-mUled from nii, rholce mountain grown DllCkWheat ram. Ak for It at rour NO CONSUMERS SUPPLIED. B. B EARNSHAW & BRO. Wholesale Orocers. 11th ami M 8ts. S. K. 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