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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.
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
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
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.
Electric Lanterns
While they last we will sell
our $1.25 Nickel Electric
Lanterns for $1.00; $1.00
Enamelled Lanterns for 75c.
C. Schneider's Sons
1207 F Street
If Telephone Main 168.
H , Open evenings
The leading woman in one of the newest Triangle Film Plays to be
seen shortly atvthe Garden Theater.
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
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
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
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
at your favorite theatre
PATH t flffiftEXCHAMGt
Photoplay Department in
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
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
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
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
"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-
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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.
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
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
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His lawyer, Percy Hutch, meantime pockets Dick's dividends and
grows rich thereby. When suddenly, by means of psychic phe
nomena, mysterious upheavals, Dick comes to life.
It would be all very melodramatic and exciting if those clowns,
Blackie Daw, J. Rufus Wallingford and Onion Jones, hadn't
busted the romance and played a farce with Percy!
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can view "The Missing Heir" without a laughing pain -some-ul
thing's wrong!
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