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Musical Comedy.
Bnjfe ; ' Hippodrome .. Mr. Plaster o: Parl3
fcjSii'r Nelson .. When False Tongues Speak
Jk?U~ Dixie Even as You and 1
Wxr;-: Princess ' They're Oft
t; . rj RYANT WASHBURN, f.im star
K and hero in "The Man Who Was
V. f Afraid," 'a slacker story featurlng
Washburn as the slacker, which
was seen at the Dixie theater Saturday
bight, has been released by the Kssanay
company, which got out the
film, and with his wife and little son
has left Chicago for In. \ircle=.
jsL- Cal.
Mr. Washburn is said to bate a
contract with Pathe calling for Si.
000 a week. The movie hero is 2S
fears of age, tails from Racine, Wis.,
and gained considerable notoriety re
tently when he asked exemption from
BBS? .....Ue .rr.es.. rs,? llint ?, i .. s.-lf,.
y . KivibO uu 100 KIUUIMI uhh inn nm
5??'.-.l.-' Is dependent upon him.
The great hulaboo which followed
his exemption led General Crowder
to write to Chicago newspapers that
It was an outrage, which led to the
juestlon being opened again. The ex
[K- eruption board did not listen to the
^guments lhat the wifp was a film
'actress and could command big tnoney
nor to the fact that if was learn
ed that Washburn had $5,500 in the
bank. Exemption was granted him
because his wife bas a disease which
might possibly prove fatal
Washburn's contract with Essanay
was cancelled by mutual agreement.
Bome think that after a few weeks
work at $1,000 a week the government
may consider the Washburn
purse fat enough to last the son and
K? * wife for the duration of the war
, ' Sometime ago Washburn Issued a
statement to the effect ti.-? he will
be ready to go when other men in
his "condition of life" are called?
probably meaning men with a wife
. and cblld.
"The Man Who Was Afraid" Is not
'Ji a new film by any means being gotten
out before the war with Mexico
?*', i was considered. It. shows Washburn
, in the heat of the fray finally, anil
making good after slackering his way
through many foet of film, it is one
of the most interesting films shown
at the Dixie for some time and seats
mf , were at a premium Saturday night in
\ spite of the rain.
s" X Theatre Tex in Effect Thursday.
, The theatre war tax of 1 cent on
< each 10 cents, or fraction thereof,
charged for admission to picture
I houses, theatres and other forms of
amusement, becomes operative on
Thursday next. For a time theatre
managers all over the country were
somewhat "up in the air" as to Just
how this tax could be collected with
the least possible inconvenience to all
concerned. The theatre managers or
this city got together to solve the
problem, but soon discovered that it
was not a problem at all, simply a
law so clearly stated that it isn't even
a subject for debate.
The law compels the theatres
to collect the tax on admissions
from the patrons
t' The tax Imposed on theatregoers
will be as follows: Ten
cent tickets, 1 cent: 15 cent
tickets, 2 cents; 25 cent ticket 3
cents; 50 cent ticket, 5 cents: 75
cent ticket 8 cents; $1 ticket, 10
cents; $1.50 ticket, 15 cents; $2
ticket, 20 cents $2.50 ticket, 25
The idea that a readjustment ot
prices could be made so that the
purchaser would be freed from a direct
taxation and the managers pay it
from the box office receipts was
found not feasible. Section 700 or the
law says. "The tax is to be paid by
the person paying for such admission"
and any readjustment in price
to include the tax would then be subject
to an additional tax. In other
words theatres charging the fixed
prices, of 10 cents may advance their
price to 13 cents plus the 2 cents tax
as demanded by the government making
a total admission charge of 15
cents. The exhibitor In this case
wuuiu UC uaiiifc U1C * ? i ii linn i ctr> niu
means of realizing an added profit.
All the local theatre men, however,
firmly decided not to increase
the admission price in any
Instance and will collect the tax
. In the letter and spirit of the law.
Where the ordinary admission is 10
cents, the ailed war lax of 1 cent
will be collected making a total
charge to the patron of 11 cents. In
the case where 15c Is charged, the
government demands the purchaser
of the ticket to pay 2 cents additional.
Where 25 cents is charged by some
theaters, 3 cents must be collected for
the government.
The law automatically desigt
nates the theater owner as the
collector of the tax, and he must
at stipulated times, give an exact
account to the government.
He is under oath liable for every
extra penny paid by his patron,
and a strict penalty awaits any
exhibitor who infringes on this
Even the pass holder, or season
:< ' box holder as in the case of higher
'0priced theaters, is not exempted from
5-.1.. ? this tax. The pass holder will be
. forced to present his ticket to the
. ' box office where he will be requested
to nav the same tax as the reeiilnr
,"iv patron. Only those officially connected
with the theater and employees of
the government, city, state or rationlirjf
al where the persult of their duties
directly carries them into motion picture
theaters are exempted from tb?
? ordinary tax.
$' The exhibitor is not exempted from
war tax by any means. Each reel
" shown carries with It its specified tax
which ho must pay. The exhibitor is
responsible to the government "or
Sj V the tax he must pay through the producer
who in turn turns over this
Bf. amount to the Internal Revenue office
The tax on reels will amount to
SSL . nearly one dollar a day to the houses
showing pictures exclusively, besides
- a direct house tax amounting to npproximately
$j0 per annum to each
All the local managers arc of the
; .
Bert Bence and Company of eleve
Hippodrome todav in "Mr. Plaster of
opinion that the tax will not work
out to the detriment of the theater
owner and that the public will appreciate
that they are dolus their bit
when they pay the additional charge
fixed by the lawmakers.
Musical Comedy With a Plot.
Hippodrome patrons will be treated
to a aeries of three delightful
farce comedies this week, embellished
with the ever popular singing
and dancing girls and specialty acts.
Halton Powell's Company, "The Hello
Girls," with Pert Pence as the featured
comedian, is the organisation
that will essay to please with this
sort of entertainment. As a conse-j
quence. the "low" comedy will be I
conspicuous by its absence and those
who enjoy the higher grade of humorous
plays will bo given a lull measure
of delight. All of the principals
in the cast are well seasoned dramatic
actors, and are fully capable
of extracting all the hon-mot the lines!
All of the Powell shows which have
visited this city in the past have
proven of high order. His "Step
Lively" Company and the "Henpecked
Henry" play which was presented
at the Grand several season's
ago are yet well within Ihe
memory of local theatre goers, and
the appearance of this organization
at the Hippodrome presages a big
week. The opening hill is called
".Mr. Plaster of Paris," which is a
tabloid version of "For the Love of
Mike," a big New York success of re
i at seasons Tile company lias its
own musical director and carries
special scenery and elaborate wardrobe.
? ?
Virginia Pearson is Nelson star.
"When False Tongues Speak." a
William Fox production in which
Virginia Pearson plays the stellar
role, is the featured attraction at the
Nelson today.
i It 1st :i nivstorv stnrv hnilf nrnnrwl
Ih? problems and trials of a noble
woman, played by Miss Pearson, who
finds bcr husband, a worthless
scamp, is paying attentions to another
woman. To escape her domestic
nnhappiness she takes up settlement
work. There, she meets a
young reporter.
In the excitement following llio
husband's efforts first to have his
wife divorce hint and then to divorce
her on false testimony, he is killed.
The wife, the husband's lover, his
lawyer, the reporter and a burglar
are all in or near the house when
the crime is committed.
As the police find the reporter suspicously
near at hand he is held.
When his case takes a bad turn he
is exonerated and the real slayer revealed
by the burglar who had witnessed
the movements of each person
in the house on the fatal night.
Carl Iiarbaugh who directed the
picture, plays the part of the erring
husband. Carl Eckstrom appears as .
the reporter and William E. Meehan.
who scored a great success as the
crook in "Turn to the Right," the
season's dramatic hit on Droadway,
is Jimmy Hope, the burglar. Claire
Whitney Is the other woman 'in the
Dixie's Big Feature an Allegory.
'Punn ac Vnn a ?wl I " r,
allegory by Maud Grange from the
story by Willis Wood, is at the Dixie
today and tomorrow. The feature
was directed by Lois Weber and Ben
Wilson and Mlgnon Anderson are
starred in an exceptionally clever
One thing is finite certain?if the
screen is to be the medium for any
sort of propaganda, the medium must
be highly entertaining to be at all effective.
In the case of "Even as
You and I," the master touch of Lois
Weber is aparent and the allegory,
setting forth the evil of ytleding to
temptations of various sorts, is not
only calculated to make one think,
but likewise forms exceedingly fine
The acting of the symbolic roles
leaves nothing to be desired and the
production is staged with considerable
Carillo and Selma, his wife, are devoted
to nee soother?thnrehv renre.
sentl.-g symboli .-4'!* many happy
I married couples, lie is a sculptor
and Youth. Honor and Love are his
tnchievemsnts. The devil seeks tc
overcome these guardians by sending
his Imps?Lust, Drink, Self-Pity?to
the artist's heme. Ho succumbs to
Lust, and sells honor to tlio devil.
Then he also loses love and finally
youth crumbles. But at last the
wife carves repentance upon the tablets
of her future and at the foot of
the statue ar.d under the shadow of
the Cross, before which Satan recoils,
the two are reunited.
The acting of Ben Wilson as the
artist and Migr.on Anderson as the
. " . ? 1 1 ' liwe4*pw
r people who started the week at the
Paris," a musical tarce comedy.
wife is particularly pleasing because
it shows that the players grasped the
full meaning of the roles and developed
them with telling effect. They
"put over" every point so clearly that
It is a constant pleasure to watch
their work. No less praise is due the :
others, particularly Maud George and
Harry Carter, Bertram Grassby and!
Prescilla Dean. Indeed the entire1
cast is to be congratulated. The pic-1
ture was shown at the Rialto in New'
Vork last week and proved a pro ,
nounced success.
?' ?
Princess Picture Shows Horse Race.
"They're Off," with Enid Bennett j
playing the leading role is featured
at the Princess today. In the supporting
cast are Rowland I.ee. Mel-;
bourne MacDowell, Walter Whitman'
and Samuel Lincoln. Roy Neill directed
the production. The p(,cture
has many humorous touches of Southern
life introducing a company of
plcaninies and their mammies. The
race-track episode has been so staged
that it surpasses in thrilling suspense
that of any similar action recently
The story is that of a young girl
whose father has by unscrupulos manipulation
gained possession of an
old Southern mansion. Randolph
Manners, the young owner, whose
family have lived In the house for
vpnrs i? ptpctPfl nntl lpt-pe Inmnn.
, ""l'v I
rary residence in the training quar- |
ters of (he estate. There the girl
meets him and learns of her father's |
methods. She is attracted by the dienitied
attitude of the young Southerner
and determines to help iiim out
By disguising herself In jockey attire
and riding in the most spectacular ,
race ever witnessed in the countryside,
she achieves her purpose.
? ?
?Jos. Dean, a moving picture ma-;
chine operator, and secretary of
l'ittsburgb Union, hied himself hither
from the smoky city yesterdnv to
visit friends in his old home town. .
Me was present at the meeting of the :
local union yesterday. i
?The "Vaudeville Times," a theat-j'
rical magazine published at Phlladel- a
phia contained the following in the f
current issue: "The Jack Lewis v
Stock Company are fast becoming an
institution at the Chester play house,
and the popularity of the company ?
is becoming more aparent every day. i J
The beautiful Edna Grandin, who has '
been seen in many productions in '
Philadelphia is the new leading lady. *
She opened on Monday in "Tess of 1
tho Storm Country" and registered a v
pronounced hit." c
AH of which is very nice and to *
which we heartily subscribe. But the
writer was woefully mixed up when '
he auounced the following in the '
concluding paragraph 01' (he same s
write-up. 1
"Last season Miss Grandin made a s
To the Patrons of Fairmoni
The War Tax on Adir
including legitimate motior
provides that a tax of one <
fraction thereof shall
Be Paid By the Pi
Such Ad
This applies to all paid a'
children under 12 years, thi
cent regardless of the aino
or for such child.
TO ILLUSTRATE: The tax on a I
a fifteen cent admission, two cents;
cants; 011 a twenty-five cent admiss
admission, three cents, and so on.
the tax is but one cent regardless
ten cents, a dollar, two dollars or nu
PASSES: Persons using passes i
wouia nave paid 11 me admissions
box office price.
The above Tax Measi
Thursday, N
and all theatres will collect
The war tax is after all hu
for th<
i we" to
There was a Alias Grand in on the
lustrlalian tear, all right, but not
diss Edna Graadin. This estimable
oung lady, who has many friends in
his city was at thnt time diyiding
ler time between Fairmont, Chicago
ind Jamestown, X. Y.
?Trixie Reynolds, who was formerv
musical director at the Hippodrome
s now traveling in a like capaclty
vith Halton Powell's "Hen Pecked
ienry" Company. The show is at
iresent playing one night stands
broughout Iowa.
Ono baby out of every 10 dies beore
It is one year of age in the cities
>t the United States with a nonula
Ion of 25,000 and over, according to
>tatistirs Just Issued by the New
fork Milk Committee.
At the same time the death rate
imong babies in the larger American
itlcs has been reduced 11 per cent
since 1910, says this same report.
This reduction has been made
imong cities of 100.000 population and
>ver. The smaller cities have not
lone so well. The reduction in cities
letweeu 50.000 and 100,000 popuiaion
is only 2 per cent, while those
tndcr .".0.0UO show an increase of o
ier cent. The general reduction in
lentil rate is 9 per cent.
The lowest death rate in the coun-l
ry 'n 1910 among the cities of 100.100
and over was in Portland. Ore.,
vith a record of only 55 baby deaths
ler 1000 births. Fall River. Mass..
s tho highest with a rate of ICO. J
Infant mortality is said to be the
nost sensitive index of social welare.
In war time it may well serve
ts a guide for cities and local communities
in child welfare activities.
After three years of war Croat
Iritain and Germany are planning tiaional
movements for maternity, in'ant
anil child conservation, hoping
n this way within a few years to replace
the man power lost in tlje war.
The marked decrease in infant
leaths did not begin In this country
intil 1910. when organized InfHiit welare
work became general.
Mrs K M K : Is anti toxin sure
lire for diphtheria?
When diphtheria antitoxin Is used,
in sufficient quantities immediately
titer the onset of the disease, prompt,
ecovery follows, with few excepions.
Arrest at Kingmont
For Carrying Pistol
Carrying a revolve- In his pocket
Pony Gargrelli was arrested on Sunlay
by Deputy Sheriff Kobin Hood ami
le has been committed for a preliir.miry
hearing before Justice Conaway.
Jurgrelll's daughter and another man
vere tossing a baseball in front of tile
louse in Kingwood when Tony came
iut and struck the man in the case. It
s claimed that Tony went Into the
louse and secured a weapon which he
Irew < u lOnrico Ueraresi, the man wlio
vas playing with his daughter. Three
imes Tony rushed out of the house
villi the revolver and on the third ocasion
it is claimed that lie tried to
hoot Tony Lembardo. of Fairmont
during the afternoon some of the p t ide
came to Fairmont and complained
0 Sheriff Clover who sent Deputy
Sheriff Hood to arrest Gargrelli. When
he accused was found a revolver was
ecreted in his pocket.
t's Theatres:
lissions to Theatas
1 picture and all theatres,
cent for each ten cents or
erson Paying For
Emissions. In the case of
3 admission tax is but one
unt of admission paid by
ten cent admission Is one cent; on
on a twenty cent admission, two
Ion, three cents; on a thirty cent
In cas-o of children under twelve,
of whether the admission paid is
3 re.
nust pay the same tax that they
had been paid for at the regular
.ire Goes Into Effect
lovember 1
the tax as required by the
t a "ery little sacrifice
: U. S. A.
' ' Game at Weston
After a tiresome trip throngh rain
and mad from Weston to Glenville. a
distance ot over 30 miles made In a
large truck, the Fairmont Normal football
squad returned home Sunday
I morning after playing the Glenville
| Normal team on Saturday afternoon
Despite a 13-0 score against them, the
local team made a good showing considering
the strength of their rivals,
overweight, the weather and the plowed
corn field on which the game was
Marshall, a Fairmont tackle. W.
Welsh playing center, and D. Weiau
playing end. were the big factors in the
Fairmont line. All members of the local
backfleld made a good showing.
Special Prayers for
Men in the Service
Special pravera were offered In practically
all the churches of the city yesterday
in behalf of tho American soldiers
and sailors in action or in the
training camps. These prayers were
ofTercd in response to a request byPresident
Wilson and Governor Coruwell
tha from all the pulpits in the let' i
on Sunday October 28. prayers should
be ottered. The Protestant and Catholic
churches of tho city all heeded this
request. In several of the churhcos
special mention was made In tho sermons
delivered throughout the day of
tho plea from the head of the nation for
prayers and supplication in the hour
i of the nation's need.
? >?
Government Acts to
Limit Open Top Use
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.?The government
late Saturday night took
steps to restrict enterprises not essential
to conduct of the war by forbidding
use of ope ntop freight cars
on and after November 1 for transportation
of materials for roads and
highways, theater construction and
manufacture of pleasure vehicles, furniture
and musical instruments.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
' Always bears ^
Signature of
Thousands Have Discovered Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets are
a Harmless Substitute.
Dr. Edwards* Olive Tablets?the substitute
for calomel ? are a mild but sure
laxative, and their effect on the liver is
almost instantaneous. They are the result
of Dr. Edwards'determination not to treat
liver and bowel complaints with calomel.
His efforts to banish it brought out these
little olive-colored tablets.
These pleasant little tablets do the good
that calomel does; but have no bad after
effects. They don't injure the teeth like
strong liquids or calomel. They take hold
of the trouble and quickly correct it. Why
cure the liver at the expense of the teeth?
Calomel sometimes plays havoc with the
gums. So do strong liquids. It is best not
to take calomel, but to let Dr. Edwards'
Olive Tablets take its place.
Most headaches, "dullness" and that
lazy feeling come from constipation and
a disordered liver. Take Dr. Edwards?
Olive Tablets when you feel "loggy" and
"heavy." Note how they "clear" clouded
brain and how they "perk up" the spirits.
10c and 25c a box. All druggists.
Lois Wei
The Play that astonishi
York, tremendous in the
investiture, supreme in ar
ception and direction com
dramatic sensation of the
exceptional production fr<
Special MusicShows
Start 11 A. 5
PLEASE NOTE)--The Dixie man
meat will be of a: little icconvenlc
I this week Is the day It becomes op
I boys "over there "
[' ' ' ' .
"IF A OtiASlED T I "
rrvmmmmn m*
Wartime menui are often elaborate '
from tbe number of the dishes they 1
supply rather than from the cost of
the materials used In cooking The
following set for one week has no '
such luxuries as Porterhouse steak,
or even slice*} bacon (now selling for 1
50 cents a pound in some cities). Desserts
are used largely for their food '
value, and not to supply an extra and 1
unnecessary bit of sugar stimulation
at the end of a meal. One whcatlcss
and two meatless days are planned
for. : '
(Meatless. 1
Breakfast: Grapes, oatnica! anil
cream toast, coffee.
Luncheon: Macaroni ntt gratia, baked
sweet potatoes, buttered beets,
pear salad, wafers, tea.
Breakfast: Peaches, cereal and |
cream, corn pone, coffee
Luncheon: Baked stuffed peppers, j'
rolls, carmel junket, tea.
Dinner: Shouldpr chops of mnt- .
ton, haked potatoe . creamed onions,
pumpkin pie.
Breakfast: , Grapes, spider corn
oicou. cgsat VU1ICC,
Luncheon: Cottape cheese and let
luce salad, rye bread, tea.
Dinner: Tomato bouilllon, beef 1
in William Fo
An appealing story of a noble wonn
is the cause of a domestic turmoil f
taking up settlement work. In Iter
opened and closed. Miss Pearson's r
TOMORROW- ----luiiumiuM.
a Tom Mix ,.onie,
NOTICE?On Thursday the new
i the 1'nited States. Our duty is to .
or fraction thereof paid for ndmlssi
meet the condition In the spirit of "il
A Place of Clean Ami
n & a
"The ff
A roaring musical farce
Mike." One long, continui
Featuring that funny <
Watch for the pickout nui
New cones and dances
entire change of wardrobe
Presenting a repertoire
The War Tax or
It goes into effect next Thursday. >
the law must be paid by the ticket
will accept the new condition whicl
bit" to help the Sammies "over the
you may he laughing.
The tax is 2c on fifteen cent lick
Children under 12 years, lc regardlc
)er's Latest Film
. _a i?. T> 11 r*ii 1 %T w
:ci irom mauo i neatre, wewl
as You j
ed all New In 7 powerful
ime, lavish in dard of artii
tistry of con- equaled in th
es the photo- plays. In "
season. An "Hypocrites"
3m every an- has given the
less photoplay
-Prices, Adults 2(
A., 12:30,2,3:30 5, 6:30, 8 and !
and Ton
agement is anxious that the new tax wli
!nce as possible to patrons, who will plea
erative. Please remember?lc on each 11
ind potato pie, baked s?uash. ryafl
nuffins. apple tapioca and cream, cot-9
Breakfast: Steered prunes, bread 9
rurnb pancakes und honey, coffee.
Luncheon: Salmon salad with let- I
uce hearts, vhole wheat bread, tv?. I
Dinner: Halibut or other largo A
lull i-i.i aks. potato pulf. splnnach, cu
umber .alad. apple dumplings, Ui M
Breakfast: Mixed fruits, rice an?B
ream, toast coffee.
Luncheon: Thick vegetable sort), I
je.inut sandwiches, tea.
Dinner: Cheese cutlets, browucdM
otatocs, fruit salad, sweet wafers,V
otee yfl
Breakfast: naked apples, sauaagfl
rakes, corn muffins, coffee.
Dinner: ( ream of sweet corn, cli
ken with biscuits and gravy, stnamcH
sweet potatoes fruit roll, coffee. * fl
Supper: Devilled oysters, colS
slaw, graham bread, jam. tea.
[. 1 or Tonsilitis?gargle Jgja
with warm, salt water tB/fk
ft then apply? /r7Iffc>
.SON Today!
k Production
in with an unfaithful husband, who i
roni which she seeks to escape by p
chosen work a gripping story is .]
nle is well suited to her exceptional ('
in "The. Little Soldier Girl," a fa
iduction, and "Six Cylinder Love," '
Iv from the Fox studios.
war Ir.x goes into effect ail over i
ollcct from patrons lc on each 10c ?
on We are sure our patrons will '
loing a hit" for their country. jl
isemcnt for'the Whole Family.
Prices: Mat. at 3, 15c. [
Night at 7:45 and 9:00, 15c & 25c.
i\t nnwn t *c i1
ello Girls" |
constructed from "For the Love of M
jus laugh. i
iceentric comedian Bert Bence. ,
by "The Hello Girls Chorus" An
s, scenery, etc. tj
of high class musical farces.
i Amusements. Hi
iovember 1. ami in compliance wtth
purchase;- Wo hope our patrons
i only means you are "doing your
top." They will be lighting while
cts and :5c on the 25c admissions.
;s of price of tickets. ij
Triumph |
ork ' I
and I" I
r ?
reels, it establishes a stanstic
achievement seldom
e world of feature photoIdle
Wives," "Scandal," j
and others, Lois Weber
: world a series of match
rEAKNESS of Humanity. :
), Children 10
3 :30 P. M.
norrow j|
ilch has been fixed bv the cavern,
ise bear In mind that Thursday ot I^B
3c or traction thereof. It's for the [11

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