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V .-.,.. THE WASHINGTON TIMES; MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 25; x 1816. rr v-',' wycjt .' kq 1 i j' i. i ' ' Thomas W. Law son Tells How St He Fell Victim to Lure of Films JO-fflSJ JREAD Financier "Founts In Illusion of Screen a Powerful In-. fliienoe. $f NOW BECOMES""RABID FAN" Author of "Friday the' 13th" , .-Confesses He Didn't Think .Pictures Amounted to Much. ", '1 found inyttXt falrty.parrldd away with th Illusion of tho picture. I ra surprised and delighted." Theso are the words In which Thonjaa W. Lawson describes his conversion to motion' pictures ns a tt.M of wltnesslhfr a performance P.CJ5 fl!m adaption of hl book, "Friday the i3tli.fi which William A. Brady produced with the. World Film Corpora.! orf. " J ' ' There Is aomothlng dt.lrttetest In the financler-author'a comment for the reason that It expresses tho at tltudo of quite a number of think ,n? .P0?'6 who feel thomselvcs In veigled Into a motion picture exhi bition martyrs to a cause and remain because their martyrdom Was shortlived. J"1. lulon of the pictures" Is the thing that gets the interest of the people. It Is a real, substantial Illusion. And It represents why the potion picture has become such a tremondous factor In the every day life of tho nation aa well aa of the arnusemnt business. .Z!w?n consented to tho use of 'Friday the 13th" upon the screen I was actuated principally by the desire to be obliging and I had no "SP .L Participating In' anything out pf the ordinary," and Mr. Law- 1:'.aisSr eei3B'ha own'wprk done in flint. . -r L '-How -Ho Was Converted. "I waa greatly- surprised and de lighted." "It had not occurred to aae aa possible that a story could ha o fully and clearly told without tho spoken word. I had seen a few moving pictures before, but not many, and of those I had seen cer tainly none compared with this one fl bringing out everything designed ..hib .uuinor. i round mys toe Illusion .of the nlclnro Whv If would be utterly Imposslblo to se cure any such effect as this Slock Exchange scene upon the stago of a peaking theater. TUvtn the Hippo drome's immense spaces could not carry out the sense of vaatness. "I had no appreciation of the pos sibilities of the motion picture, and X can begin to understand the con gratulations which have been pour ing In upon mo by wire and mail since the first showing of 'Friday the 13th.' I dare Say I shall develop Im mediately tlnto a first class movie fan which might como under the description of being 'hoist with my own petard. " Robert Brower Retires. 'Announcement Is made that Rob ert Brower. one" of the ploneera of the moUoncttire acting forces. Is to retire from the' stage and screen permanently. Mr. Brower's last ap pearance aa a picture actor, It Is tated..s ih'The Quest of Life" nt Loew'a Columbia Theater this week. He has had an Interesting career. "One hears some of the younger , chaps talk about the motion picture Industry being In Its Infancy," de clared Mr. Brower. "Why, I rocked the cradloa of .the ancestry of thta Industry. Over sixty years of my life have be?n spent on the stage or In. association with theatrical affair, and I cannot help but smile at these youngsters who think they are pio neers." Mr. Brower took part In one of tho first motion pictures ever turned out by Thomas Edison, and he remained with that concern until a very few weeks ago, when he decided to retire from active work before the camera and to devote his time to pigeon raising on a newly acquired farm In Ulster county, N. T. found myself carried away by TODAY'S BEST FILMS. Casino, Seventh and F streets E. H. Bothern In "The Chattel," pro duced by Frederic Thornpson (Vita graph). , ,,. i j .. ' ... Crandall'a, Ninth afid jj;ilreets Clara Kimball Young in 'The' Dark silence" (World Fllm'CorPi) Bavoy. Columbia road and Four teenth street Marguerite Clark In "Little Lady Eileen" (Famous Players). Apollo, 624 H street northeast Flor ence Lawrence In "Elusive Isabel," adapted from tho Btory by Jacques Futrelle (Universal). venue Orand, MS Pennsylvania ave nue southeast-Willie Collier. Jr., In The Bugle Call" (Triangle). Masonic Auditorium, Thirteenth street and New York avenue Mae Murray and Theodore Roberta In "The Dream Girl" (Lasky). Leader, Ninth, between E and F streets Mary Plckford In "Hulda from Holland" (Famous Players.) Circle, 2103 Pennsylvania avenue Florence Turner In "The Door tep" (Mutual.) . . Loew'a Columbia, Twelfth and F streets Maurlca and Florence Wal ton In "The' Quest of Life" (Fa mous Players). Btrand, Ninth and D streets Emily Btevens in ine wneei oi mo Law." Garden, 423 Ninth streot William S. Hart in "The Captlvo God" (Tri angle). Home, Twelfth and C streets north east Qeraldlne Farrar In "Temp tation," by Oeraldtne Karrar and Hector Turnbutl (Lasky). ft YORK BAKER SfHH rgggagggggggggSggggLbgtKJr '.iHgtgtPr . V jf iter gflHalH Hg.iHgLLHaLLgY wwn i- faf 1H ' mmmw 7h whTW I m aHtLVitVPggr .. v mlv'v mk ySBMT1- ' Mm dm mmm1LmF!SFmwmmwammW . M I fc'OB&y r"-1 sis tm SB 'JM . ' 'Mm In iirrr-"" ", Utm fthim H'v IB' 'V A- ifl?"y 1 kS Mm M. it fa fc kV Mm kH' MHzHi m mmw Vmi "" iZS-y-Zl-y '2tzz?! mWmmm kBXMfinHHBnMBiM kSrWiakHisH' TirBbTimiBlWiWlill kHiKkkkkkkkK!fvnKHHHBBHHfKi mmFA'EviStSiVfl99fl9M Ward- fiaklng 'Company Will Retail lioaf at 6 Cents, Be ginning Ootober a NEW,,YOlU. 'Sopt. -The.tWard paklng Company has announced that, beginning October 2." Ita ordinary Jcent loaf will be retailed at 6 cents. About two weeks ago tho weight of Ward's 6-cent loaf wag reduced one ounce and the wolght of Us 10-cent loaf about two ounces. In tho present announcement It Is stated that the weight of tho smaller loaf will be Increased. ' This" dbes 'not herald the cndofthe B-cent loaf, however, and the Ward Comnanywlli aell a "small loaf at -a re duced rate, with proper label, unwrap ped" for 5 cents." A hint Is given that this may be only a tomporary arrange ment, aa It Is said that tho "6-cent loaf will be too email to manufacture satis factorily." , The excuse presented for the hlghpr charge Is the wor price that now. exist for flour, sugar, milk, and shortening, and also the increased cost of the paper for wrapping. Purehaso of the 10-cent loaf la recommended as more economi cal. Inquiry at the offices of the Ward Company failed to elicit any Informa tion, aa loaves. to the weight of the new Grand Jury 1 Investigate Increase CHICAGO, Bept -A Federal grand Jury will Investigate the action of wholesale bakers In raising the price of bread, according' to District Attorney Clyne. Not only tho big bakers, but the emaJler ones, .are In the compact, it la charged, and, it Is only a matter of weefka, before pracJU cally all the bakers of Chlcagjo will Increase, the cost or materially reduce the sice of their loaves. That the Increase will be nation wide is the belief of Mr. Clyne, and this waa borne out !by the asnertlona of 11. H. Dahlhclmep, president of tho Master Baker' Association. ' "It Is Impossible fnr the bakeries to make expenses at the present high price of flour," he said. "We must either raise tho price or close down our shops. We ha-ve in no way con spired to make an unjustified raise in Hi-Ire. ,Vm nlmnlvrmet and. dlsoussed conditions and tho remedy for staving, off the ruin of our business.'." - - j Fire Damages Powder Plant atlndian Head; Md. A fire In the powder mixing plant (of the United Kates powder factory at Indian Head, Md., caused damage tq on amount of about 12,000. according to, G000 POSTS OPEN IN FEDERAL SERVICE Examinations to Be Held Ooto ber 24, for Experts in Vari ous Departments. ' a atatoment of the Navy.' Department 'near' Admiral Joseph'StraWiohMfof the Bureau of Ordnance, stated that at no time did the fire threaten to as sume serious proportions. There were no casualties, and the work was not J November Impeded by the blaze, Salaried positions fn tho Govern ment scrvlco pavltiK $2,500 and $3,000 a .year will bqJllleO, by. the Ctvll BorvlceCommJsalon by examinations October 24. One expert post tp bo filled 1 that of lumber .Inspector In the Bureau of Forestry who will Inspect lumber ex ported from thb Philippines. This pays K.GOO' a, year. ' The other, examination, will be to fill vacancies in tho rnnfai of assistants in marketing investigations In tho Department, of AgrlcUfturb at sal aries ranging rotn $1,800 to $3,000 n year. ' , University training and previous cx Perlen.ce asA n,n Investigator of agri cultural marketing are necessary for this post. . "! Other examination nnnnunced bv the Civil Bervlce Commission are for gardener, Indian Horvice, at Tulallp, wash., octotier it. -pay 7xu a year; nber Inspector, Philippine Hcrvlce, P0O0 PIE INCREASE' SHOWN IN REPORIl i Department of Labor Statistics; Show General Upward TreiHt' of Wholesale Prices. X Aside from any consideration of con flicting claims of tho political "spell binders," tho statistics of Uio Depart ment of Labor, show thnt the cost of living In tho United States Is steadily rising. A bulletin Issued by the depart ment shows that In the car 1D15 what had been tho high cost of living had. grown considerably hlghor. 'I Food, clothing, farm .products, raw matorlols, and finished products were all Involved In tho upward trend, though fuel and lighting, lumber and building materials, and house furnishing goods' showed a plight decllno undor the level of 1914. " A majority of the 174 commodities which Incrcaped in price between MM and 1915 belong to the farm products, I cloths and clothing, and metals and metnl products groups. Articles showing an Incrcao of more Ihnn SO per cent wcro natlvo occr hides, rye, wheat, medium llcoco ooU 2-ffis worsted yarn. Ingot copper, cop-e; per wire, quicksilver, eheot zinc and spelter. Bomo of tho nrtlcles which' decreased In price nero hogs, hops, cotS' ton flennels nnd raw sllki ant In most instances uccrcasc wcij, were October 26, $1,(00 to $2,000 a year; Umall. while Increases nf moro than 20, stenographer and Opewrlter, male,! per cent were t-cerded for beans, ryo" xo, entrance pay fsoo a I flour, wheat flour, oranges, raw eugar year. .janiJ I,no ot'e. JjJ E. H. SOTHERN AS A FILM STAR. Distinguished Actor in His Vitngraph Dressing Room "Making Up" for His Part in "Tho Chattel," To Be Seen at the Cnsino This Week. NNOUNC E SCORES OF CIVILIAN CLUB ITCH BORLAND AW FIGHT L WILL START ON OCT. 3 . . . U " Home Club Team 'Fifteenth and i Columbia Heights Citizens to War Department Twentieth in National Event. Open Campaign Against As sessment Act. Results of the Civilian Club, national match, In which the Interior Depart ment Home Club Target Association and the War Department Rlflo Club of Washington- participated, and which was won by the Itocky Mountain IUfle Club, have Just been announced. The Interior Department team, with a score of 3,11!, finished fifteenth, whllo the club representing tho War .Depart ment, finished twentieth, with a score Of 1.940. 'The match waa participated In by teams from nil over the country, each team shooting on Its own ranee and oendlng the results to the National Blflo Association, which decided the winner. The Itocky Mountain Club, winner over 215 competitors made a score of 2t37S out of a posslhlo 2.600. This is 79 points higher than tho scoro of 2,294, -which won the match for Ios Angelea last ear. .. . . Almost Ideal conditions prevailed at the Rocker, Montana range, where, the winners of the match Ued for several weeks prior to the nhootlng of tho match on that range. Other teams were not ns fortunate In having a range to prac tice on or as good weather conditions the day of the shoot. President McLaughlin of the War De partment Rlflo Club, in speaking of the matches, sold: . . "Th davs available for the shoot were not tho kind of daa that are con ducive to good shooting. Thottr who were able to get our one aay a uiioicu practice wcro fortunate, for it taught them how to He In a puddle of water without getting wet. , , "The man-eating mosquitoes got In their work the night before the match. The great Joy of the match, however, was the chlgers, that seemed to find one Just as he was pressing the trigger. A. B. Johnson, of tho War Depart ment team, with a score of 221, was high man on his team. K. A. Strachan, with 204, was second, and C. 8, Brock, with 203, was third. Others members of the War Department team were: A. W. Wallace, H. F. Worley. J. II. A. McLaughlin, H. B. Hambloton, D. M. Keeton, F. B. VanBrUnt and J. M. Steward. The highest score of the Interior De partment team was mado by S. II. Weeder, with 233. M. B. Saunders, with a ecore of 229 was second, and Edwin Kirk waa third, with a score or zzi. Other member of the team were Alvln Colbtirn. II. B. Holllfleld. D. E. Wilson. II. Kcnslpp. F. R. Dudley, L. B. Ray mond, Jr., and II. Tomlln. A campaign for the repeal of the Bor land law, assessing abutting property owners one-half the cost of street Im provements, will be started by the Co lumbia Heights Citizens' Association at Its next meeting, October 3. Tho association hopes to ntlgn all of the citizens' organizations in the fight against the enforcement of the Borland law. Because of opposition to the Borland law the Columbia Heights Citizens' As. soclatlon will not ask the District Com mlssloncrs to make any street Improve ments In their section. A list of the Improvements desired by the association has been filed with the Commissioners, but no reference Is made to street Improvements. The northwestern citizens are prin cipally Interested In the Installation of an up-to-date llghtlng'-iystemin Four teenth street, from Florida avenue to Shepherd street, and a slxteen-room school near Thirteenth street and Spring road. Other requested Improvements Include a fire truck house at Sherman and Flor- IIIIl Park project, purchase or the prea Ida avenues, completion of Meridian ent site of Mt. Pleasant playgrounds, establishment of a library, construction of a swimming pool, and Increase In the police detail at the Tenth precinct. Tommy to Have His Jam. LONDON, Sept. 26. Tommy will have Jam this winter. The government has commandered the entire raspberry crop of Auchterarder In the Perthshire fruit district IF TOU NEED A Jafferv of Today . In the .picture dramatization of this enthralling novel the In ternational Film Service, Inc., fulfills its greatest promise .' "Better pictures, greater l Wl pictures, of finer quality ana nigner purpose inane have ever before been pro-' duced." It is a drama that brings to the" screen an. alluring combi- . nation of thought, swift mov ing action and high artistic quality. It is the first of a great repertoire of picture dramas produced for the International Film Service, Inc., under the name of the Golden. Eag'l Features A half million people have read Jafirey in Harper's Bazar and in book form. Twenty mill ions are now reading it in the newspapers. Are you one of the twenty millions? 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Firsk exhibition, 12:30j second, 5:00, in connection with vaudeville. LOANS HORNING Relet, Va. Uouth end ( nithvar Bridgtk. me antamabll from th nod D at. . W PENN GARDENS LYRIC THEATER OLYMPIC THEATER Ask the manager of your Theatre if he is going to show JAFFERY 5Sr !&XiW!!W.WvW&'& i i ?" . " . v m 11 : l lb YM . fr-tt-'" ' - '-..y... i. a . -.. . .. a . i f .. ,..........h.y- Mtmji"--,-mt