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B in the | tront row | HEADLINING TONIGHT. Musical Comedy. fapodrome Charming Widow* Photoplays. Bolaon The Land of Promise Hfatle An Heiress for a D Plkceu Social Hypocrlt' Psychic. Great Chrlstensc.. I i LONG time ago Jane Lee, on* Zltt the ^Grande," was set la front of tin Wtn for an appearance in photo ^Wey?not her first; that took pla" ahe was only seven months old VW Mood there wobbling on her nop otU an the cameraman ground, wh Suddenly. to her mother's surprise an : e BIOVI I Bar a moment, and then followed it rtth the other. Her mother leaped forward just as ^Uhl camera ^^ught her before nhe toppled, but Bne deed had been accomplished? ! Hfaae had taken her first step. ^^B - HMuch Enjoyment in Hipp Bill. V Jack Gray had the Hippodrome audi' Bence throbbing with delight for fully B fifteen minutes last evening when he llntroduced several songs and execut fed aa eccentric danre that v. as d?iid fediy clever. As a blaclthu e c .median Ik u a Big i *caguer ? not h bush. fner?but a real b'g time slugger lit rislblcs. It waa hi* first real j ortunlty of the week to spread hi plea and he certainly h:r a nlcoi . Even a few of his j >!. were ! 1 and that is something of a rarity j adays. Whatever h<- offered went r In great style and aside from th?t itself he was the big smoke En: t-' d Harrison's portrayal of Bowser Henpecked Henry" was ?|iii?e offer-1 , and though the play has been preed here ever so often, it has lo I of its powers as a laugh getter Unusually good musical program I woven into the story of the playV the chorus acquitted Itself ttdmir . The numbers were nil catchy the "pep" displayed by this well Id bevy of pretty girls was delight ' refreshing. The costuming wn? ling and the show as n wh >le was tod entertainment and highly en 1 by those who like the better! I of farces . Richard Lloyd's "Phil' in" was well acted and ti e p. r Uty of this excellent vocalist and inner brought out the ffhc points ' le character part as though he I "to the manor horn." Miss Rush's "Mrs. Bowser" was just right he aide stepped the many oppories the part offers to "pad" and > time was she in danger of overl it. a fault which is often to ho I with actresses essaying the part. ^HMUi McAllister's lty made the part of Fay Davenport a I breezy diversion. I . Today a complete change takes place in the form of entertainment the ^ Charming Widows will ott'-r for t;? balance of the engagement. The new bill has a variety of song numbers, a Hnv specialty nets a-:-) a "i ?' "ii lbdy bits that are more or loss adlib: (and a real good laugh show results. The screou will have George Ovey in one of those rapid fire comedies which have made him famous all over Bthe country in the better class of pie tar* house I BUM. Burke in Serious Rcle. i "The Land of Promise." a five-part i drams by Somerset Maugham, featur ing Blllle Burke, produced by Famous ^^Rijrars under tin if jo,. Kaufman, Is at tin- >; ! on t >day. ! The story begins with Nora Marsh's uninteresting and wear.!! - Is;. panton to an Invalid, and follows her through the weary days to her di3ap pointment In finding herself uttrememflbared in her employer's will. So Nora mTSI England for \W. t<-ru Canmi.i, "'The Land of Promise," to live with hag brother. But there, too. lies fur^Btflar vnhapptness. Her sister-in-law | i roaonts her fine manners and in de-' V apair Nora accepts the offer of mar-' ^ rlafa from Frank Taylor, ,< farmer, as a way oat. agrees to keep lus house In or BVler, hut not to fulfill the other m;irBrlago vows. Taylor lives up to h^ BfHtOf the agreement until (tie follow^ lag rammer. Thru, in a moment of Hraoion. he breaks his word, but alma forgiveness on the grounds of B/la real love for her. Nora Is about HllUfl him as a choc k arrives which will provide for her. but then realizes i that she, too, rares for him and so re ? ? Hoambiirg Scenes In Princess Play. H Baccarat, the great French gambling game, la vividly shown in the Metro Hufrfitar Series Flcture, "Social Hypo-1 fc rites," which is at the Frincess. May Allison is the star of this plcturizaBtlon ot Alicia Ramsey's popular Broadraway play, "Bridge." It was adapted pMT the screen by June Mathis and Al kert Capellanl and directed by the kotsd Frenchman. T In "Social Hypocrites," the game CakW place In an intimate gambling K||? in Paris. where devotees offer K^tly homage to the god of chance. j Ht la hare that Colonel Francis Field-[ Hng (played by Frank Currier) lose-' HmiIIt at the baccarat table and is Hitter consoled by the scheming I/ird Efta Mtzmaurlco . Ralph Virtclll, an European master at baccarat, the players In the gume. He Kmw also banker .and his partner rep ^heeeating the Interests of the house, as HeaahiUP?le croupier, was a truetoHjpya flpmbler. Y ftor the staging of these scenes, a Hpacloas three-room set was built at Hha atudlo. * Oflv* Thomas In Triangle Feature. Ifhaplot. "An Heiress for a Day," at j til* Dixie, revolves around Helen HDMnton. a manicurist in a busy ton hW parlor. Everybody, including under the impression that Hjpf rich uncle baa left her a fortune ^Ep? rim Immediately sets out to spend pert at least. When the will is Hhf It la lound that the bequest only Hppphaa $1,000. Miss Thurston has falHmlik lure with u young society maa, OH ahp had couated on the moaey to Ka her |p the aoetel world a* at to |?M? bb* ol.rhli fl AT THE NELSON. T-. mS?'" 43$ > pB TV! ssdof *9W< J - "?|l ^ ||j ? :-_iaB ing responsibility to the winds she keeps right on spending money, relying upon the credit she enjoys because of the rumor of her being an heiress. She, alas, la found out and is dejected because she thinks the youth will not love her but he comes forward with the statement that he loves her better when poor. After their encasement is announced it is found that she will get the fortune after all. Olive Thomas gives an interesting characterization of the ambitious manicnriit. She is blessed with a sense of comedy values, which Is apparent where the pirhire affords opportunities. Most of her supporting players <Jo well, but those who represent hitch society arc hardly characteristic. Their manners give them away. The director has performed his work acceptably ? ? "CLOSE UPS" j ?J. I' Free.se, the musical director with the Charming Widows at the Hippodrome, Is a Morgantown boy. lie has been with the Halton Powell shows for several seasons and played in this city this season with the Apple Blossom Girls, lie is the sort of piano player thnt keeps in touch with the show and never misses a cue cr gets ahead or behind of what Is going on before him. He plays the show?and piano players of this class are a scarce article there days. ?For gowns to be used In the William Fox production of "Her I'rlce." Virginia Pearson, the Fox Stnr, recently invested $75,000. One sable coat alone cost $2,500. and a head-plcce made a dent in the Pearson purse to the extent of $600. These expenditures were made necessary by the na Hire or "iter rrire." pome of whose sernes are laid in high serial circles in Italy. <341 &th^Lv OLD OPERA FAVORITES FOUND Hi NEW BOOK 82 Songs from "Bohemian Girl" "Carmen" "Martha" "Faust" Among 1000. Singable hits from the operas are Included In The Ilook of a Thousand Songs', which tills paper Is distributing to Its readers in accordance with a plan described in another column of this paper. Yon will find in the book, for example. "The Gypsy Song." from The Bohemian Girl, in addition to four other selections from this opera Carmen furnishes "The Castanet Song." and GET A By airangement with the Interns Virginian has secured a supply ot I experts Ot that gr.at corporation's i tell how to start a garden, how to cul Insect pestr and how to meet every lug the growing season, and at the t duce. And throughout the instructs derstand by many illustrations and hi valuable aid to ail aardaaara. ev will he a veritabe life saver to the useful In rcnnection with the garden West Virginian. Prepared and sol books would cost at least SO cents. 1 at the manufacturing cost and wliili Grow a Vegetable Garden movement person upon presentation ot the atta GARDEN BO T'pou presentation at the publi Iv filled out The Weet Virginian w Book. (Name) (Address) .... Out of town readers may secure 5-w ?? ' THAT ?HoHC! < 11?il is expecnn^ II ?J| from HER Nei atfjfl AND VouU Ho II UP TWC UN ^ \ 0gft*? ****** HE WEST VIRGINIAN, Ti II three then. There are fire favorites from Mar I tha, and seven from Faust. Others I amonv the elchtv-two In tha book In. ; dexed aa "operatic songs" Includes se] lections from Fra Dlavolo, Tannhai* ser, II Trora'|re, Lucia dl I.ammer, moor and a dozen others, i Every music lover appreciates the ' fact that there is a real demand for these operatic excerpts In singable shape. There is a place for them on every piano. They are yesented In The Book of a Thousand Songs In a ready, likable style. Tun to the counon printed In ar. other column of this paper, where details of the liberal distribution plan . are explained. j Evening Chat I WANT TO KNOW! Mine host makes fresh remarks about a menu cut In two? 1 And claims that Mr. Hoover savs. It is the thing to do. Such patriotic zeal might chap a little scrap more ice, if there were also fresh remarks "I'm cutttn' down the price!" : A steak has now reduced in size to need a microscope; ! A breakfast for a dollar Is beyond all unu mi nu|ie; Mine hn. t with Joy will now curtail our ration in a trice. But never wbtsp a whisper 'bout reduction of the price. A portion once, cf any food, would be an ample lot; A portion now. of any food, has reached the quittin' spot; But all of this we'd grin u\j bear, and try to act real nice, if there would only be a fair adjust ment of the price. : So when mine host comes smiling round with patriotic zeal. | To ofTer us canary food, and charge us for a meal! i I.ets hand his microscopic bit of gravy in his eye, ; And land tli.s ultimatum in, ' "Reduce, by gum, or die!" ?E. l'luribus Unum. Very often I hear complaints and I conversations regarding the indifference of one of two of our clerks in I the city and though 1 make due allow-. ance for hot, tiresome days, tho fol j | lowing bit of chat may prove of help to some clerk w ho is weary of her job ?that is, if she wants to keep it. A very pretty little woman w ho Is j accustomed to buying nearly all that, she desir is sat on her flowered veranda and di.scsuscd the subject with u , near friend . "I went into a store here for a dress and the clerk in question waved me to a number hanging on a rack?never offering to take any of I 11 J * ~ iut.'iu uuwn. nno ussou me what 1 wanted to pay. Now that is a foolish question for everyone knows that a woman doesn't want to pay any more j than she has to but will usually pay what seems inevitable when necessity arise . This pnrt^cu' r clerk r fries about with her a very blase air. She wants you to distinctly understand : that unless you have come to buy with-1 i out undue delay ,ouo doesn't care how ] 1 soon you go. It makes no personal dil-1 ! fercnco to her whether you buy or not. j She doesn't take the slightest interest in me; not even from a business standi point. When I suggested looking at a dress I lilted she said, 'Oh, thnt isn't your size!' Why couldn't sho have shown me the dress and tried to find me one like It or suggested alterations or sending for another? No. 1 turned away; 1 really hated to bother her. And so I bought me a dress at another store, though I did not want to." The two friends came to the conclusion that it Is the easiest thing in the world to win the confidence of a worn-' an who Is dress hungry. All one has to do is to at leant feign Interest and taste?and to at least pretend to be1 thoroughly concerned over the customer's ultimate satisfaction. The Owen's Bottle Machine company WEN BOOK itional Harvester company The West books on gardening prepared by *ho extension department These books Itlvute sad care for it, how to kill the one of the difficulties that occur dur md how to Rather and store the proms are made simple and easy to undlagrams| These books will be an en the most experienced, and they beginners. They will bo esspeclally ilng articles printed each day In The d in the ordinary way these little 3ut the West Virginian secured them 9 they last as a contribution to tho one copy will be given free to each iched coupon properly nUcd out: ________ OK COUPON cation office of this coupon properill give absolutely free one Garden ! them by sending 2c for postage. nOINT.S OF ?? ? - ^ 11 JRMOMT, FEIDArtVEN has shipped on* hundred and twenty I thousand trou of bottlaa this last month! Some bottles! It took list one half day to pack them in two handed and eighty cars?both packed In boxes and loose. To show the efficiency there, It took Jnst three days to unload these same bottles at their destination. The Owens company wastes no moments and erery second i - . .J _ IB aiTUUIIICU IU[. For 'he first time this summer 1 discovered the boys' lemonade stands located on various corners of a certain neighborhood, blast 1'ark is ahead of the other Bide In this line. I did not stop to ask the price of the unusually tempting glass filled ready for a customer, but judging from the clean newspaper draped over a fine tall box. and the long apron which covered the j affable clerk behind the counter, I . hould say business was bound to bt good, liooks count for a lot. Is td"t Park more patriotic among the small boys? 1 saw a number ol encampments and gay officers' tents, and on-: fine drill, guns all real. There seemed to be little mutiny, though 1 did hear one youngster shout shrilly, "Aw, you've been captain long enough. Let another feller have n chancel" The reply came short and sharp: "Shut your mouth!" I>iil you ever take notice of the various expressions on people's faces when 'hgv are slttir.K quietly. Some look jtricved. some gay, some awfully worried an I others disdainful. Once in a while you find a face which expresses nothing at nil and you wonder. They used io tell me when I was a child that the man or woman who had no lines had no character. That every line marked some milestone in life. I saw a girl today wiio expressed such marked sniffibility that I wondered if she micht happen to be a perfume export. li< r nose wore a set crinkle as though she were detecting some odor continually. No amount of turning changed the expression. I do wonder what her main trouble in life was. Did she live in close proximity to unpleasant odors; did she constantly tind life a suiffy affair; or wan sniffiness merely a part of her trade? 1 should like to know. On the street car today I ran across !he old dispute?"I'll pay the fare." "No, indeed, I'll pay." "Now, I won't have it at all?you paJd last limel" There was a silence and both looked suddenly uniaterested in the subject wnilf* llll* nill'llii iui "i ih 'i I'll I Ii-ilt 11. Neither offered to pay. The conductor took a walk out front. When he came hack, one of the ladies handed him a dime and the matter seemed settled, though I noticed some of the chattibility of the friends had flown out of the window. Most of the girls in the city have adopted a new plan when it comes to buying sundaes now. StrawberTy sundaes are twenty rents apiece and these war times, a decision has been unanimous lliat everybody go to the drug store Dutch Treat?which In plain English mfans every fellow pay for his own! The scheme is working admirably. I saw several cool, comfortable, coatless men today. Gardrners who worked early this i morning espessed great thanks for yesterday's rain. Somebody on high is helping all possible with war gardens.1 There never were Ruch fine healthy i ones! Green peas are already en the 1 table. Young beets are even being enJoyed and last year this time they were i hardly In. ^a| AmatdjforlifMtioia Waju || of the aritwi Met. BIG I* R-lifrciia 1 toSdsrt. PMicetl.ZO Said By DraggUtS Tmtm ?u*> wch i>?ut? ?r n tiled on nqaot MKI'AIEll BT fHE EVANS CHEMICAL C0? CINCINNATI, 0. iippoi THREE SHC Matinees at 2:45,20c; Nighi East .vood Harrison and Ch ir New Progt A Musical Comedy with I Comet On the! George Ovey in NEXT WEEK?Zarn THE DUFFS?(THIS MUSI new bead n SB BWSIME&3 IS 6ETTIN6 f r?l'l/f EE! To BE GPCATMbFF l> VlELL, 1GUESS ?U y Go AMD SHAVe j p== INC, JtfNE 7. Htg. ' IWASHINGTC I GOSSIP WASHINGTON, D. C.. June 1.?In round number*. and approximately -peaking, It can be stated upon high uthorltv that there are now 10,000 j West Virginia soldiers safely In i Prance, They are a part of the great troop movement that took place in 1 May. The greatest part of this nitm- [ her wore trained at Camp Lee, \a., and have had from seven to eight raontns intensive training, a smaller' proportion of them nine months. No one knows, probably not the war , ' fflelnls themselves, when these men i ' have their first in artnal warfare at ; | the front That will depend largely upon the pressure of the enemy and tun judgment pt the field command. It is believed that. If thpv aro not already at the front these lately arrived I re erves are very elnae up to if now. a'.d that, because of :ha long and ' 1 thorctiftb training they havo had on 1 i this side, little time will be l^sf h giv- j ii:r them the finishing touhee? over | , there nr.ri sending them In. from row on. West Virginians wtll j have "Yen a grou'e: Interest in the J news from the battle fronts than ever befo'e, if that be possible; certain ir Is i I liar they will hi 'e a more personal and (irect concern in the daily comIts 1 T. F. Bailey, of Huntington, has arrived In Washington and joined out in 1 a position with the War Industrioa j board. He is to he eonnctred vvi?h the i department which pin chases mill supplies. The I'? stoffice deoirrment annojnc p* the discontinuance of the postoftic* known officially as Rreadinr. which Is I in Mingo county, and the issuance of , a postmaster's commission to Robert it. Cos, Laurel Cr< ek, W. Va. Notice has been received from the Pension Bureau by Congressman i Woodyard of the granting of increase* to George H. Staats, of Evans. JackI ron county. $22.50 a month dating from ' last Jrnuary, and to Ale*. Elklns. of Huntington, ?1'0 a month from last May Mr. Woodyard has hied at the 2?GOOD ATTRACTIONS?2 DIXIE TODAY OLIVE THOMAS In her latest Tri&gle Play "AN HEIRESS FOR A DAY" ALSO Number 5 of Yitagraph's great melodramatic aerial The W? man ii the W? b j TOMORROW BESS'E LOVE in "THE GREAT ADVENTURE" MONDAY AND TUESDAY HAZEL DAWN In Louis Vance's great mystery story that appeared in The Sal- . urday Evening Tost "The Lone Wolf" Dixie Orchestra Tonight )R0ME )WS DAILY ts at 7:45 and 9,20c and 30c lai-ming Widows Company i amToday *retty Girls and Clever Hans. screen Great Comedy >w's American Girls. r BE SOME BEAU.)-BY A1 Phoo can'T ?riM,TOM I\e COT To GEY CLE A* UPAS I'M EXPECTING till COMPANM H?I3 I TTi^r\ ??"* jW NOU M TXEBE / ^?iiyiAf . "r ?"? ' . ' ii" ii i )N NEWS 1 | ly CHARLES BROOKS SMt^H.] % tame Korean an appl.ration for an in crease for Danlol R Punn. of Willow, Pleasant* county. eU4> i J t w ... .Afi I r*-uaiur ouinrrmnu n*s i* *rn nuii- | ] fled by the i'enslon CoutwtsM'ioer ol , an Increase In p*:t?Un to *, o a n onth dating from lav April. t? Le >nard i Wile. of Rowleshurg IJj has taken' up with the Mm? official the pension application of Mrs. Zaida Lewis, of Rorrala. W. Va. Former Representatirr in Congress | S. B. Avis, Judge K. F. Morgan and Judge John T. Simms. all of Charles ton, are in the Capital on legal and ACTRESS SOLVES > HUl This celebrate American actress I senile role?, but (or many years It was t painstaking rare In her make up, becau* that It was noticeable across the iootllg ihe hair that objectionable dyed look. The problem of making up f Juvon actress recently when she began to us completely removed the gray streaks hi her hair, which now glistens with hralt It la no longer necessary for her to stage. Nelson The HAVE YOU SEEN Tonight Is Ymh If you have not seen this famous s to see her tonight In that big succe theatre for months, and was the talk THF I AND n ADDED ATT Fatty Arbuckle and Mai yard Romeo. Comedy. TOMORi "Buyer of Carta* City," "Too Mu Uncle Sum." Do Our Brave Boy: theTop and Never R ASK CHRIS AT The G 8:30 TO? Admission 25c. Reserve (Tax Add Offices for Private Rea fii tnal HiilMinir Uaiiiv Q ti | iivmo %t LLMAN. 180 "| ]K, / j (V S m i , *..* *" ?' V afftdal tmaiaeaa t m Former Senator and Mr*. Nathan Bar Soott bar* gona to the New Iceland court their thatr ton. Capt Otr Scott, V. 8. A.. la at present (fattened. It make him a rlalt. Henry liirach. of Parkcrabnrf. m s visitor in Washington cn riJte te B ?atoa on business. >1.. T.... f tlaa. aai ' " * - - >UB IFiiar I. .?I?DQ rni| vauuiw have gone to their West Virginia homa at Bramwoll t^spen.t ?h? month of NOTICE All dental offices In FalrmMt will be closed each Saturday afternoon from Saturday May IS, until Saturday. Not. 1, ltlf. ?????? 1AKE-UP PROBLEM tas ?xr^ptfoi al (slant for playing )4> leressary for ber to exercise th* Boat e her hair was so streaked with gray ;bts and dyes are in bad taste, giving lie parts was simplified for this noted e Q Han Hair Color Restorer, which ad fully restored the natural color of h and beauty. resort to djes or wear a wig on the t , . * *5 atre Today BILLIE BURKE? ' Last Chance I tar of the ataac and screen be iurg ui which racked the metropolitM of the theatrical world. F PROMISE I RACTION | bel Normand in "A FarmROW :h Elephant" and "A Daughter of wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm =2 s Who Go Over leturn Live Again? ITENSEN I .RAND I ?d Seats 50e and $1.00 itional) dings 226-227-228 Prof* ?1; 3 to ; 6 to 9. ^ 1 t '! * 1. .