IN CYCLE CIRCLES
Riders Petition Cycle Racing
! Association for Granting of
) * Chicago Franchise,
CHICAGO MEN ARE ACTIVE
That a cyclej uprising is brewing
among the Mders 4n general, particu
larly those who took part in the six
day race which came to a close last
Saturday night at Madison Square
Oarden, New Tork, Is evident. The
refusal of the Cycle Racing Associa
tion to grant a franchise for the hold
ing of a six-day race in Chicago dur
ing the first week in February has
led the riders to get up a petition re
questing that the promoters of the
Windy City affair be allowed to hold
the meet. Providing the riders are
turned down, It Is most probable that
they will disregard the governing
body and ride, regardless of a sanc
The cyclists In general are a peeved
lot over the condition which prevails
in regard to the cycle situation.
Thomas P. Convey, of Chicago, came
to this city at the request of Packey
McFarland, of pugilistic fame, for
the purpose of obtaining a sanction
from the Cycle Racing Association,
which holds Jurisdiction over the
Rivervlew Velodrome at that place, j
Convey and McFarland proDoso to I
hoM a. slx-dav affair In Chicago from i
February 1 to 9. Convey asked the |
tbycle Racing Association to grant
2'm a franchise for holding the
affair, but he was turned down. Ac
cording to Convey's way of explain
ing matters, he statps that as he was
about to leave the Cycle Racing Asso
ciation's office, at 152 Market street,
he was called back and asked how
much he proposed to give in order to
hold the affair. To this he says ho
replied with emphasis, "Nothing."
It seems that there is a lot of money
waiting for the cyclists in Chicago.
Convey yesterday explained his plans
to some thirty riders at Dave
Mackey’s cafe in Market street.
Among the gathering were such nota
ble stars as Reggie McNamara. Bob
Spears, Harry Kaiser and with few
exceptions all of the cyclists who took
part in the recent New York grind.
Alfred Grenda and Fred Hill, it was
said, were unable to be on hand owing
to the fact that they were doing a
turn on the rollers nt a New York j
playhouse. That the riders are keen 1
for the Chicago trip was 'earned in .
the various discussions which took |
place following a meeting. They ;
agreed to their part In making tile
Chicago affair a possibility. Convey
will make another call at Mackey’s
today to learn of the riders’ inten
tions. He has made a proposition j
■which sounds plausible enough end
which is likely to be met with ap
Convey proposes to pay the riders
a guarantee besides their fare to and
from Chicago and a percentage of the
gate receipts, those concerned to have
a representative at the gate. The
riders are not very keen for tne per
centage idea, although if they are
convinced that the good people of
Chicago will turn out en masse it is
not likely that they will balk on tills (
item. That Convey is here with every
intention of signing the cyclists is evi
dent. He means business and he talks
business, and it is plain to see that
he will carry his plans far and w ide
to hold the grind as per expectations.
If necessary, he said yesterday, that
providing lie was turned down for a
sanction and the race was held in
Chicago despite the refusal of a sanc
tion, he would carry the matters to
the Federal courts, where he would
attempt to prove that a corporation,
working for its own interests alone,
controlled the cycling game.
Seventeen Riders Sign.
Seventeen riders have signed the pe
tition requesting the Cycle Racing As
sociation to grant a permit to hold
the race. Reggie McNamara and Bob .
Bpears did not sign the petition. Both ;
riders declared they wanted a bonus i
before competing. If the other riders
fall in line, however, it is probable
that McNamara and Spear3 will take!
a chance on a guarantee. Convey
yesterday said that Packey McFar
land was strong for the race, and that
the fact that he was behind the deal
should be enough to warrant the rid
ers enough confidence. One of the
prominent riders stated following the
meeting that there was no reason in
the world why Convey and McFar
land could not hold a six-day race.
“Why should we go three months
without a bit of work to do? Here is
a fellow willing to give us work, but
lie Is being held up because the Cycle
fcaclng Association refuses to grant
Sim the privilege which they claim
they hold on Chicago. It is high time
that we took a hand in the proceed
ings, and the best time is right now,”
said the rider.
Convey said he would be around |
town again today. He seems to be j
well supplied with the currency of the j
realm, and he is a liberal spender. |
He seems to believe that the Cycle;
Racing Association is holding a j
grudge against him because of the
fact that he is alleged to have thrown I
apples on the track at the six-day
race which was held in Chicago. As
a matter of fact. Convey bought the
apples for the purpose of giving one
to each of tho riders. Harry Kaiser
upheld Convey’s statement that he
did not throw the apples. As the
riders came around he tried to pass
the apples. One fell to the track, and
a little later he was told to leave the
building. He occupied a box at the
time, he said, which was a private one
and which, stipulated in the contract,
was not to be sold. It was a sort of
an exclusive affair for the Coliseum
owners and friends.
According to Convey's way of talk
ing, when the management learned
that the box was exclusive and was
#iot Included with every seating place
In the building, there was gnashing
I Riders Paid Of.
The riders who participated in the
fcix-day race, which came to a close
Bt Madison Square Garden In New
York Saturday, were paid off at the
offices of the Cycle Racing Associa
tion In Market street yesterday.
Riders and trainers poured Into the
cycle racing offices during the early
fnorning hours and then went to
Rave Mackey's cafe in Market street,
Where they listened to Convey in re
gards to another six-day race which
Is in the making.
Fellowes Picks St. Nicks
i to Capture Hockey Match
^ NEW YORK, Dee. 15.—Cornelius
Fellowes, to whom credit for ar
ranging the International hockey
eeries for the Art Ross Cup is due,
declared last night that in his opinion
the St. Nicks will beat the Montreal
tftars when they play at St. Nicholas
Rink Saturday night. If the Ama
teur Hockey League champions win
this game they will bring the Cana
dian trophy to this country. The
American champions returned from
Canada in good condition. Should the
Stars win this game the deciding con
tent will be played here Monday
night. | .. _
Henderson and Kohler Success*
ful in fyaning Star Head
CLUB NIGHT ON PROGRAM
Robert ITenfferson, with a count of
108, and John Kohler, who rolled 100.
were the watehfob winners last night
in the Evening Star Headpin Tour
nament on the Iroquois alleys, It be
ing the annual special night for the
Crocker-Wheeler Company pin
knights, of Ampere. Manager John
Hattersley reported that his factory,
like many others at the present time,
was working twenty-four hours a
day. A turnout of at least one hun
dred bowlers wah looked for, but only
forty were on hand. Rudy Williams,
“The Giant of Vallsburg,'' who
stands six feet seven Inches In his
stocking feet, rolled last night. He
tallied 98, having twelve hits in a
row. The scores:
TEAM NO. 1.
Hooper . 77;
Sterbank . 60
Krntt . W
Robertson . 281
Total . 28S!
TEAM NO. 3. '
Herbstomer .... 46
White . 32!
Joyce .. 15!
Smith . 30
Total . 170!
TEAM NO. 5. I
Oreen . 40r
Riley . 71!
Oeimer . 00
Williams . ©Hi:
Total . 324|
TEAM NO. 7. l
Erhardt . 33!I
Henderson . lOSji
Fisher . 7311
Kohler . 100j’
Total . 385!
TEAM NO. 2.
Baldwin . 46
Hnttersly . 61
Jogeneil ........ 30
Thompson ...... 74
Flelg . 81
Total . 301
TEAM NO. 4.
Hlnwson . 66
Delaney . 18
Hollins . 25
Total . 223
TEAM NO. 6.
Walters . 50 i
'rot hers . 29
Danger . 56
Martin . 41
Elolzworth . 34
Total . 213
TEAM NO. 8.
fly hie. 24
Ward . 38
Herbs t. 50
Willis. 65 |
Total . 230 j
Varnish, Oil, Paint and Color League.
John S. Edwards, who is secretary
of the Varnish, Oil, Paint and Color
Bowling League, has notified Billy
Huttenbach, manager of the Evening
Star Headpin Tournament, that the
three dates, January 4, 5 and 6, set
aside for the league teams, will be I
satisfactory. He has prepared the
Tuesday, January 4—Sherwin-Wil
liams Company bowlers, in charge of :
Wednesday, January 6—Standard '
Oil Company, Flood and Conklin
Company, the Heller and Merz Com
pany, Morris Herrmann and Com
pany, Murphy Varnish Company, and
Cawley, Clark and Company, in
charge of John S. Edwards.
Thursday, January 6—Patton Paint
Company, in charge of Harry Steele.
Secretary Edwards states that he
would have the bowlers start about
S o’clock Wednesday night, January
5, as he looks for a big turnout.
Another Club Night to Be Held.
There are fourteen teams scheduled
tonight in the headpin tournament on
the Iroquois alleys. It will be an
other of the popular "club nights.”
The Cassidy teams arc carded to ap
pear three strong, the Fairmounts
expect to have four teams, the Go
Get-Ems three teams and the Pop
lars four teams.
Tomorrow night the members of
the Windsor A. C. will have their
first annual special night, with C.
Breining as manager. He figures that
there will be about twelve teams on
Morris and Essex League Bowl
ers Have Won Eighteen Con
FOREST HILL NO MATCH
As a result of their victory in three
straight games over the Forest Hill
Field Club knights last night, the
Chatham wood-splitters are sporting
a remarkable record of eighteen con
secutive victories in the Morris and
Essex Bowling League. Roseville,
which is second in the league race,
won two games out of three from
South Orange, while the Tapkaow
pinners took tho odd game of three
from Maplewood. South Orange is in
third position, Maplewood and Tap
kaow are on even terms for fourth
place, and Forest Hill is in last place.
Tho Chatham pinners test night
were in good form, averaging 901 for
three games. Budd was high for
Chatham with 219. The Maplewood
Tapkaow match was an interest
ing one. G. Gardner, of Maple
wood, turned in a tally of 269. while
Waterfleld rolled 217 and W. VVeyand
202. Day tallied 207 and Moreland 201
for Tapkaow. Roseville experienced
some difficulty in beating South Or
ange, winning the odd game by a
margin of eight pins. Stephans led
Roseville with 202, end Harry Cham
penois rolled 224. 212 and 204, and
Banks 213 for South Orange.
Spalding Pinners in Form.
Turning in scores far above the 600
mark in each game, the Spalding trio
captured four straight contests in the
Kraemer tournament matches rolled
on the Kraemer drives last night.
Spalding won two games from the
We-Three team and two games from
the Peps. The Peps annexed two
games from VVe-Three. Steffens rolled
263 and 203, Barton 257. 237 and 223
and Cattany 214 and 202 for Spalding.
Koenig led the Peps with 242.
New Brunswick on Top.
The first place tie in the Elks'
League between New Brunswick and
Elizabeth was broken last night when
New Brunswick annexed two games
out of three from Rutherford on the
Rutherford alleys. The Brunswick
pinners are now showing the way
alone. Bastedo led the winning team
with a tally of 217, while A. Walter;
was high for Rutherford with 206.
Kinney Bolls 327.
By winning the odd game of three
from the Bayonne pinners lest night
on its own alleys, the Star of Beth
lehem team remained in first place in
the Knights of Columbus League. The
Bethlehem Council boys have won ten
games and lost two to date. Tim
Kinney with 227 was high for the win
ners. while Heiser turned in 208 and
201 for Bayonne.
Faulds Hotting Fare.
With an average of 192.7 for twelve
games. Faulds, of the Peerless team,
is leading the individual rollers in
the East Orange League. John Nor
ton, who bowls for the Crescents, has
the high score, 267.
Baptist Bowlers Win.
In a Newark Church League match,
rolled on the Park place drives last
night, the Emanuel Baptist team
took two games out of three from
the Roseville Methodist quintet.
Odd Gamn for Corinthian A.
Corinthian A annexed the odd game
of three from Longfellow A in a
Royal Arcanum League match, de
cided over the Weingarth & What
ton drives last night. English rolled
235 and Baker 211 for Corinthian,
while Salmon pinned 215 for Long
‘HOSPITAL BLOW’ INVENTED BY
GEORGE RODEL, THE FIGHTER
Like Bob Fitzsimmons, Kid McCoy
and several other lights of the ring
who have shone at times with great
intensity, George Rodel, the Boer
champion, has invented a punch. It
is termed the “hospital blow."
According to Rodel, the new punch
Is a backhanded swing from the el
bow*, can be delivered with either
hand, with the larynx or Adam’s ap
ple of any opponent as the target. It
is not a knockout in the sense that it
renders an opponent unconscious, but
if delivered full and fair with the
knuckles, it will take all the steam
out of the chap receiving It.
While credited with being the in
ventor of the blow, Rodel modestly'
admits that the idea is not altogether
original—in fact he has merely im
proved on a blow known and used by
the South African mounted police,
which they in turn picked up from
“RED CIRCLE” NEW SERIAL,
TO BE SHOWN ON SATURDAY
Mhm Ruth Roland.
One of the most important an
nouncements of the week in moving
picture circles was that from the
Pathe offices concerning "The Red
Circle,” a new serial to be released
on Saturday. This latest continued
photoplay, dealing with heredity, is
of timely interest in view of the Bol
linger baby case in Chicago, in which
Dr. Haiselden refused to perform an
operation that might have prolonged
the life of an unfortunate child.
The idea of the serial originated
with H. M. Horkheimer, president of
the Balboa Company, which is pro
ducing the. pictures, and Will M.
Ritchey, scenario editor of the com
pany. It represente the efforts of
nine months work, and is based on
the idea that the instincts of
heredity, however strong, can be
overcome by environment and educa
tion. In this story, Ituth Roland,
popular star of the “Who Pays?”
series, and Prank Mayo filay the
leads, Miss Roland that of a society
girl branded with the Red Circle, a
sign of the Borden clan of criminals,
and Mayo the part of Max Lamar, a
young crime specialist, who has been
detailed to run to earth the various
depredations done by a young
woman, the back of whose hand bears
The stories of this serial have been
written by Albert Payson Terhune, a
native of this city, who is one of the
leading journalists of America, a son
of Marion Harlund, the famous
woman author. Mr. Terhune has
written several of the most success
ful novels on travel and adventure
that have been published in this
country. His chief exploit was cross
ing the Syrian UesexL alone.
THE RED CIRCLE
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BY ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE.
Author of “The Fighter/' “Caleb Conover,” “Syria from the Saddle,” etc. Novel
ised from the Pathe Photoplay of the Same Name by Will M. Ritchey.
(Copyright, 1915. by Albert Pay son Terhune.)
“Max Lamar, crime specialist,” re
ceives a note from Chief of Police Allen,
informing him of the release of “Circle”
Jim Borden, a notorious criminal, and
asking him to look out for the man and
bis future activities. The name “Circle’*
comes from the hereditary “Red Circle"
which appears on the right hand of one
in each generation of the Bordens.
June Travis and her mother, Interested
In the reform of ex-convicts, are await
ing Borden's release. Borden refuses
their aid and is about to strike the per
sistent June, when Lamar comes up
and deters him.
"Crime specialist," put in Lamar.
"Crime specialist—please, Miss—Miss
"Travis," answered June, adding:
“Oh, here is my mother. I want you
to meet her,
As Lamar helped the two ladies Into
their car a few minutes later he had
the joy of hearing June say:
"Won’t you come and see us—and
tell us more about your work?"
Sputtering some naif coherent reply,
the usually cool-headed man stood
staring in foolish happiness after the
car. To his own surprise he found
himself trying to recall every Inflec
tion of June Travis’ sweet voice, every
I expression of her big laughter-lit
| With a start he came to himself.
He had hastened to the prison to see
'‘Circle" Jim Borden released, and to
follow him. And—all because of one
girl—he had quite forgotten Jim’s
very existence, and had let him get
clean away. A pretty crime specialist,
forsooth! And now to pick up the
trail in that dense labyrinth of a city
—to trace one wild beast among thou
sands of human beings.
* • * • * * •
j Ted Borden was out of a job. This
' was no novelty to him. Though he
was barely twenty-two, this was the
eighth position he had managed to
lose. There were but three things on ;
earth in which the lad felt even a
languid interest. These wej* cigar
ettes, 10-cent whiskey and loafing. To
acquire the first two he sometimes
sacrificed the third by working some
where for a more or less irregular
This morning ho had come to the 1
factory two hours late. A little after
noon he had secretly lighted a cigar- j
ette in the varnish room. The super- .
i lntendent had caught him at it, in
time to avert a blaze, and had forth- j
with discharged him.
With half a week's pay in his1
pocket, Ted had repaired to the
Golden Star saloon, the headquarters
of his select crowd of friends. Nolle !
of his acquaintances were there, so
he consoled himself with his lonely1
Joblessness by seven drinks of hor- j
ribly bad whiskey and had then lured
the idle bartender into a crap game, j
At the end of an hour Ted had
slouched out of the place penniless; ■
considerably more than half-drunk; r
and with his last cigarette hanging!
from one corner of his mouth.
lie leaned glumly against the saloon
corner, taking account of stock. He
was broke, out of work, and with
no means to buy even a flve-cent box j
There are a thousand wonderful j
ways to spend an afternoon oft—if j
one has cash. If one has not, an idle |
afternoon may seem longer than a
Ted had had a vague idea of going
to the ball game. Now that that was !
out of the question, he presently de- j
cided to loaf around to the square
in front of the Chronicle office and :
watch the score. It was next best to
seeing the game. A bad "next best,” j
but his only alternative.
As he lounged along, in the soft 1
spring sunshine, he reviewed his list (
of acquaintances; pondering which
one might be induced to lend him ;
enough money to get through the j
week. He could not think of any who I
were likely to show such childlike j
trust in him.
Perhaps some of his father's old I
cronies might help him—some of the |
Hellcat district gang to whom1
"Circle” Jim Borden's name was one j
wherewith to conjure—the gang with
whom his father had sternly forbid- j
den the boy to associate.
Ted knew his father was a crook. |
And he had always resented Jim's;
efforts to keep him straight, deemed !
those pitiful attempts the acme of I
hypocrisy. His father was due to I
get out of prison some time soon. |
Then there was certain to be enough ,
money for them both—until "Circle" i
Jim's next term.
Ted had reached the square. He ;
paused in the outer fringe of the!
throng that watched the baseball bul- j
letins. A run was scored by the home
team. The crowd yelled. Ted Joined
in the chorus with a perfunctory
"Attaboy!” The cigarette butt
dropped from his moutli. He lowered
his eyes to look for it. His gaze fell
on the portly meridian of the man
standing next to him.
The man was staring ecstatically'
upward at the scoreboard. His coat
was open. From the pocketing of his
Jutting waistcoat hung a jeweled
watchfob. The watch itself protruded
a full half inch above the top of the
pocket, being thrust out of its nest
by the owner's strained position.
Ted's mouth grew dry and his dull
eyes brightened. Hot temptation
gripped and shook him. The blood of
a line of “Red Circle" crooks suddenly
boiled up within the lad's veins.
Here, within easy reach of his hand,
was something that ought to hock for
enough cash to buy all the cigarettes
and ten-cent whiskey he could con
sume in a month. His fingers twitched.
So intent did his every faculty all
at once become that he did not hear
a man come up behind him, halt ab
ruptly and murmur his name.
Out crept Ted’s hand, nearer and
nearer to the coveted watch. Now
his fingers had closed lovingly on the
fob. Then, at the same time, two
The watch’s owner felt the touch of
the clumsy fingers, glanced down
ward, made a grab at the nicotine
stained digits and shouted "Thief!"
On the same instant "Circle” Jim Bor
den (who had caught sight of his son
as he passed the crowd’s outskirts,
and who had come up behind him)
groaned aloud in mortal anguish;
seized Ted by the nape of the neck
and forcibly hauled him away.
The watch's owner bawled "Stop
thief!" and gave chase. The cry was
taken up, as others in the crowd saw
"Circle" Jim dart nimbly into a by
street, still propelling the half-stupe
fied youth ahead of him.
As father and son rounded the cor
ner Max Lamar was crossing the
lower end of the square. He heard ,
the cries, saw the chase begin, and
had a fleeting glimpse of Borden Just
before he and Ted disappeared.
The man for whom Max had vainly
been searching all afternoon! Lamar
whipped out a police whistle, blew a
shrill blast, then ran at full speed
down the street around whose corner
Borden and Ted had vanished.
With Lamar, a brace of policemen
and a score of volunteer man hunters
in hot pursuit, Borden continued his
I flight. Ted was already winded. But
bis father gave him no chance to
The master crook wa« not running
aimlessly. His flight had as definite
an objective as ever had a hunted
Down one street, across another he
laced; the pursuit ever within sound
and once or twice within sight. Into
the mouth of an alleyway he plunged
and on till he reached a spot where
a poster-decked fence adjoined 4*1®
corner of a building.
There was a foot or so of space be
tween building and fence. Looking
back over his shoulder to make cer
tain the chase was momentarily out
of view. Borden ripped one of the
fence's end boards loose, thus, widen
ing the narrow aperture.
He shoved the panting Ted through
this opening; followed; pushed the
loosened board back in place and
stood an instant to get his breath.
He and his son were in a disused
lumberyard; a fenced-in space whose
ground was still ankle deep in shin
gles, bits of scantling and broken
boards. His hasty glance met no
human being. But that was because
his glance was so extremely hasty and
because his prison-weakened eyes
were no longer so keen as of yore.
■For he and Ted were not the yard's
only human occupants. The pirate
king shared their hiding place.
The pirate king, in private life, was
Ignatius Aloysius McQuald; intimate
ly known as ‘‘Spudsy." He was four
feet eight Inches tall, and he was the
only son and heir of the garbage-col
lector who lived two doors down the
Spudsy had long ago discovered the !
unused old lumber yard, and had con
verted it into a pirate ship; with a
pile of corner boards as quarter deck.
This afternoon, as he paced his
quarter deck and growling merciless
orders to his imaginary crew, Spudsy
was suddenly aware of two men who
burst into the yard. He was aghast
at this invasion of his ship. Perhaps
these two disheveled and panting
grown-ups were the owners of the
place. Perhaps they would put him
in jail for trespassing there. Spudsy
shrank back into an angle of 'his
quarter deck, and tried to look as in
visible as possible.
He saw the elder of the two men—
a gray-maned, ghastly-faced old fel
low-release the younger man whom
he had been grasping by the collar.
He saw the old fellow drop on his
knees and dig In the timber debris
like a dog that is digging for wood
chucks. He saw him push his hand
downward into the mass of shavings
and shingles and grope for something.
Then he saw him lift a trapdoor, to
whose top a coating of chips and
scantling ends still adhered.
The man lifted the trapdoor part
way, shoved the younger man In
through the opening; crawled through
It after him, and lowered Jhe trap
door above them so carefully that the
scraps of wood were not disturbed.
To all intents and purposes the wood
yard was as It had always been. No
sign of the trapdoor wus visible from
Spudsy stared, goggle-eyed. Here
was the most delightful mystery of
the centuries. The wood yard was
not only a pirate ship. It was a treas
ure cave as well. Cautiously he
climbed down from the quarterdeck
and made for the spot where the trap
door had been raised and lowered. He
bent over the trap, brushing away the
concealing wood. Then he saw a
shadow fall across the debris and he
looked up. Over him stood a man,
tall, well dressed, his firm mouth just
now smiling friendly down upon the
“Digging for gold, Johnny?,’ he
asked pleasantly, and at sound of the
kind voice Spudsy’s fright vanished.
"No, sir,’’ answered the boy, "I'm
just lookin’ fer the place where them
two guys ran into the ground.’’
"Into the—what?’’ demanded Lamar,
in quick interest.
“Into the ground,” responded
Spudsy. "They beat it into here
through that place In the fence and
one of fern—an old geezer with gray
hair—he digs here a minute an’ then
he ups with a trapdoor an’ down they
Max Lamar was on his knees, fran
tically pushing the chips and
shingles to left and right.
"He boosts up the trap with Ills
right hand,” continued Spudsy, de
lighted with the interest his words
evoked. “An’ on the back of his
hand they was a big red ring, like it
was painted there.”
"The Red Circle!” muttered La
mar; and just then he found the ring
of the trapdoor.
Heaving with all his strength, he
threw open the trap, revealing the
mouth of ». slanting passageway be
" ‘Circle’ Jim’s hiding place!” he
said aloud; preparing to descend.
Then he paused as if in thought.
Presently he took out one of his cards
and scribbled on It: "Need Aid. Fol
He handed the card to the wonder
ing Spudsy. Next he fished in his
trousers’ pocket for a dime, which he
also handed to the youngster.
"Take this card to the first police
man you can find," he said. “Lead
him here, and then go somewhere and
have an ice cream cone debauchery.
Hurry now! Chase!”
As Spudsy scampered off on his mis
sion Max Lamar drew his revolver
and stepped down through the trap
door into the passage beyond, ad
vancing cautiously, step by step,
through the darkness.
Along that same passageway, not
five minutes earlier, “Circle” Jim Bor
den had propelled his drunken son.
Through what seemed to Ted a mile
of undergrcfund wanderings they sped
At last Jim had pushed upward.
Another trapdoor had yielded to the
push, and the father and son had
crawled out of the passage into a
poorly furnished and ill-lighted room.
A bedroom adjoined this first dusty
apartment. These rooms had for
years been Jim Borden’s unsuspected
Ted took scant note of his sur
roundings. The excitement, the
forced run, the fatigue—all had com
bined to send the whiskey-fumes
eddying to his brain. He was dead
drunk; scarce able to see or hear;
anxious only to lie down somewhere—
Jim partly led, partly carried him
into the adjoining bedroom and
threw him heavily upon the cot,
which, with one chair, formed the
room’s sole furnishing.
Jim, spent with his run. collapsed
upon the rickety hair beside the cot
and looked down in gloomy disgust
upon his snoring son.
"She asked—she asked me," he mur
mured half ajoud, “she asked me if I
i had a son to live honestly for. A boy
i to set an example for. That—that
, worthless drunkard pickpocket is the
I boy I've got. He and I are the only
; Bordens left. And—and he's a cur!"
His gaze fell broodingly to the Red
Circle on the back of his Inert hand.
Long he sat, motionless, his wretch
ed eyes on the limply sprawled figure
before him. From time to time the
man’s harsh lips parted In some in
voluntary word or fragment of a sen
"The last of the Bordens!” he
mused. "We two. My son and I. I
hoped—I was fool enough to hope—
j back there In that hell of a living
] tomb—that Ted might redeem us;
] that he might prove to be the salva
' tion of our name. And now—a thief.
The cheapest, meanest, lowest type of
thief! There'e no hope. The sooner
the Bordens go the sooner a menace
to society will be done away with.
We must go, he and I.”
The deadening eyes took on an al
most fanatic glow. Leaning forward,
he whispered to the senseless youth.
"It is the only way out, son. We
are a curse to the world, you and I.
There is no hope. Nothing for either
of us, except—to go!”
(To be continued on Saturday.)
f THE THEATER
in Fine Concert
It may have been that the storm of
the day before, rendering traveling
difficult last night, kept many away
from the concert,of the Arlon Society
;in Krueger Auditorium. Many other
'reasons were suggested, but no mat
ter what they were, the proportions
| of the audience did not fit at all with
the dignity and beauty of the music
| The choir itself wah somewhat
smaller than it has been for some
time, but ample amends were made
by the fact that the men who at
tended preserved a beautiful quality
of tone, precision of attack and cor
rectness of Intonation. The chorus
contributed seven numbers, all of
them new to the singers. It was
evident that the director, Johannes
Werschinger, had labored faithfully
and well with his men. In the last
of the numbers the voices were ac
companied by the orchestra.
Some changes were made in the
published program and these made
for improvement. The most notable
of these was the substitution of
Tschalkowskl’s "Andante” for strings
In place of Rubensteln's "Kemmenoi
The substitution was made for a
number of reasons. And for the same
reasons von Weber's "Frelschutz”
overture began the concert Instead
of the Liszt “Preludes.” The men
making up the orchestra, twenty-nine
In number, were chosen from the
New York Philharmonic Society. In
all of their numbers, accompanying
the choir and soloists as well as the
orchestral selections, their perform
ance was marked by a faithfulness
and intelligence of interpretation
only to be found in such organiza
tions as theirs. To be sure there was
a slight preponderance of tympani in
some of the numbers, but this slight
defect was forgiven because of the
Solo numbers were contributed by
Miss Anna Bussert, Boprano, and by
Arkady Bourstin, violinist. Mr. Bour
stln's first number was a concerto of
Mendelssohn’s, played with the or
chestra. His attitude was serious
and scholarly, and he is clothed with
individuality. Last night he displayed
splendid, healthy vigor, a big, full tone
of the most musical quality. He is a
musician of most extraordinary merit.
'Miss Bussert amply justified her
selection as soprano soloist. She won
Instant favor by her singing of her
first number, the evergreen aria from
Verdi’s "Travlata.” Her voice pos
sesses wonderful Lyric purity, limpid
and sweet. She combined with this a
modesty and intelligence not often
wound in an artist possessing such
powers. Though rather cold and un
appreciative of efforts of others, the
audience literally gave Miss Bussert
“The Family Stain”
Have you ever been accused or sus
pected of something you didn't do?
If you have, you'll appreciate how
five of six persons felt when under
suspicion for the murder of the Widow
Le Boux in the six-reel Fox feature
film "The Family Stain," at the Craw
The murderer (played by Fredrick
Perry) when a baby was supposed
to have been exchanged for another
child because a family taint, dormant
for generations, made Itself manifest
in his baby body. Through an acci
dent he Is not exchanged, but is
brought back home again. Each ]
mother believes she has the other's
child and the boys grow up.
Perry finds out, as he supposes, that
an exchange has been made, and
thinks he is the rightful heir to
the other family’s property. He then
ascertains that there was no exchange
and learns that the only one who
knows this is the Widow Le Roux.
Cupidity overcomes him and he de
sires to possess the other and larger
estate, and when the Widow Le Roux
will not give him the damaging
papers he kills her and burns them.
His father finds out all, gives him
a gun and tells him to kill himself.
Perry is afraid until the police come.
Then seizing the opportunity while
holding them at bay, he shoots him
Le Roux, the widow's husband, who
is not dead, returns and points to a
scar on the dead man’s arm. He
shows the father that the man he
forced to kill himself was his own
"The Wasp,” a one-reel drama, with
the co-stars William Spencer and
Vivian Rich, was second to none, not
even to the feature.
The finis was a Mutual comedy,
"Putting Papa to Sleep,” and a
Tonight's feature is "The Toast of
Death;" Thursday, "Her Great
Match” will head the bill.
Arrangement* are Well Tnder Way for
the Great Annual Event of the
Schubert Oratorio Soolety.
Of more than usual attractiveness
ere the plans of the Schubert Ora
torio Society for Its annual rendition
of the "Messiah” In the Palace Ball
room Wednesday evening, Decem
ber 29. As usual, the choir will sing
■ practically the entire oratorio, includ
ing several beautiful choruses usually
omitted, and the edition used is the
strong though conservative orches
tral arrangement of Robert Franz.
The chorus has been steadily devel
oping in size and quality through the
season and it Is expected that the pre
scribed limit of membership stated
as 100 will be reached, the roll being
open to singers who know the "Mes
siah,” one Monday evening more, De
A quartet of unusual merit has been
obtained, Including Miss Louise Mac
Mahan, a soprano well known in
Newark. Miss GUderoy Scott is one
of England's foremost contraltos,
who in a short time has won wide
spread favor in this country. She
will sing the "Messiah” In New York
and Brooklyn this month with the
Columbia and Brooklyn Oratorio So
cieties and also will be one of the
soloists at the December concert of
the Musical Arts Society In Carnegie
Hall. Miss MacMahon and Miss
Scott's engagement gives promise of
a superior rendition of the solos of
the "Messiah.” For the tenor the
society has engaged Mr. Theo Karle,
a new tenor, who, coming from the
West not a month ago, has already
excited much favorable comment
through public and private recitals
and concerts through the East. Mr.
Percy Hemus bass-baritone, is wide
ly known as "The Master Interpreter”
and the "Champion of the American
The society has engaged the Palace
Ballroom that It may have room for
a large number of students and
workers’ seats, which, in blocks of
ten or more, will be sold for 50 and 35
cents through the office at 17 Center
street. .. . „
Fine Program at
Muriel Ostrlche, in the five-reel E.
M. P. drama, "A Daughter of the
Sea,” was the tid-blt the management
of the Scenario offered for approval
of their patrons last night.
The story abounds in exciting sit
uations, and tells the story of an un
tutored girl (Margot) brought by ac
cident into close touch with a society
matron, a Mrs. Rutland, who educates
and keeps her. She falls in love with
her benefactor's eon, who also loves
her. His mother tries to break this
up, saying Jack should marry his
fiancee, Adele, and have nothing to
do with Margot because of their dif
ference In station. Jack’s fiancee is
not true to him, and when she is
thrown over by the other man in a
struggle she shoots him. Margot sees
all and takes the blame, but Adele
confesses before the coroner's jury.
Margaret and Jack are reunited and
Mrs. Rutland no longer sees a dif
ference in station. The rest—well,
The end of the bill was divided into
a Vita graph comedy, "The EI»ony
Casket,” with Will Duncan and Anne
Schaefer, and a Weekly Hearst-Selig
Today William Fox presents Will
iam Faversham in the William Fox
feature, "A Wonderful Adventure,”
and tomorrow, double feature day.
"Saints and Sinners" and "A Model's
If you want to spend a pleasant
evening don't forget to go to the Cri
terion Theater, on Central avenue, to
night. Along with the regular offer
ing 'of comedies, Edith Taliaferro,
that well-known "movie” actress,
will feature in a five-act comedy of
romantic youth, entitled ‘‘Young Ro
Last night Valeska Suratt was un
doubtedly at her best, when she
starred in "The Soul of Broadway.”
The play depicts the struggle of a
man in freeing himself from the net
which a female vampire has partially,
but nevertheless strongly, woven
about him. It is a strong picture,
true to life, and telling a story that
holds the attention from the very be
ginning. The bill was lightened by
comedy and educational films.
Tomorrow night the feature will be
"A Daughter of the Sea.” "The
Goose Girl” and "The House of
Tears” are offered for Friday and
Edna Mayo Stars
at the Walnut
It one is to Judge the future by the
past the Walnut Theater will un
doubtedly offer a fine program to
night. The bill last night was cer
tainly exceptional. Besides the films
of an educational nature and the
comedy pictures, there was the fea
ture—Charming Edna Mayo in "A
Bit of Lace.” Here was the daintiest
of plays by the daintiest of the film
stars—a treat which the audience
enjoyed to the utmost.
Tomorrow the management offers
"Friend Wilson’s Daughter,” featur
ing Gertrude McCoy as the attrac
tion. Friday "The Woman’s Share”
will be shown and Saturday Valli
Valll, assisted by Edward Brennen,
will star in a drama entitled “The
"BIRTH OF A NATION" RETURNS.
Despite the fact that 40,000 people
saw "The Birth of a Nation” during
that spectacle’s recent engagement In
this city, the requests from the thou
sands of disappointed patrons have
moved the management of the New
ark Theater to secure the attraction
for another two weeks, which will
commence on Christmas day with a
This means that this unusually
popular attraction will be with us for
the week following Christmas and
the first week of the New Year.
The usual house prices will prevail
and in order to accommodate every
body the entire two weeks tickets
will be placed on sale Tuesday, De
cember 14, giving everybody a fair
opportunity to secure their favorite
William Faversham in "The
Park Place Theater.
"Two Bad Brown Eyes.”
Miner’s Empire Theater.
Hastings' Big Show with Dan
Coleman and Florence Darley.
Praetor’s Palace Theater.
"War Brides,” Trixy Friganza.
The Aerial Clarks.
Adgie and her Ten Tangoing Lions.
Wilson MlznOr’s "Ships That Pass
in the Night."
Willard Mack In "Aloha Oe."
“Bred In the Bone.”
Theda Bara In "The Galley Slave.”
Hamilton Revelle in "An Enemy to
Gail Kane In “Her Great Match.”
Edith Taliaferro in “Young Ro
William Farnum in “A Wonderful
George Roberts in "Nedra.”
Bryant Washburn and Edna Mayo
In “The Alster Case.”
Nance O’Neill and William Shay in
De Luxe Theater.
William Murdock in "A Royal
E. 8. Palace Theater, Orance.
Double program of Triangle plays.
1 “A Thing or Two in the.Movies.”
The Rayo Lights
Like a Gas Jet
TO light the Rayo
lamp you don’t
have to remove the
shade or the chim
ney. Just lift the ga!
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bu rner and it requires
little effort to keep it
are the tnodern
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yet an ornament to
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DEC. HO to H4«—Chicago Tribune'*
German Battlefield Pictures.
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Twice Dally. *
PRICES — Even,
and Sat. Mats., 25c
to *1.00. All Other
__ Mats., 25c to 75c.
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Five Coulters. Aerial Clarks, Terry THo,
“Girl from Maine,” Others.
Cut Glass Store Tuesday Night
Genuine Cut Glass Presents.
Japanese Store Thursday Nights
S50 IN GOLD FREE
Catch Mysterious Mr. Raffles.
Photo on Screen. Particulars In Program
8—BIG FEATURE ACTS—8
Never Seen Before In Newark Vaudeville
TO MY PATRONS: 1 consider this show the
Greatest and Most Expensive ever given in
America for the money.
FRANK A, KEENEY.
MLLE. ADGIE AND 10 TANGOING
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HIGHEST TYPE OF VAUDEVILLE
Mats., 2*15 and 4:30. Evenings, 8:15
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Smoking Entresol and Balcony
Prices 10 to 50 cent®.
^ Open at 1 and 7 Sharp ^
Hnrlngflrld Avenue, Near High Street.
“SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT”
Coleman Goetz; The Cromwells; WllltamH &
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Afternoon, 10c. 15e. Night. 10c, 15c. 25c
Entire week December 20—Grenda and Hill,"
winners of six-day bicycle race.
SAM. S. SHUBERT THEATER
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
Drama * THE HAWK
XMAS I>AT—WILLIAM HODOE.
Washington and Market. Phona Mul. *99
HASTINGS’ BIG SHOW
Week Dee. 20—“Star and Garter Shew”
The greatest of Universal Serial® will be
shown first at the
tomorrow, Thursday. This serial will bo
shown each Thursday In addition to Uto
I regular feature play, without raise In price*.
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