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THE TIMES: JANUARY 30, 1918
13 WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF THEATRES AND AMUSEMENT rou's PLAZA A hattery of vaudeville's bis euiU will open tire on Bloom at I'oli's thea tre toniwht. The standard pro gram ot lilm novelties provided by the theatre includes wide-awake ani mated news and "The Garden of Al lah," which for modern feature pic tures has no peer in Iiridgeport. - "The Garden of Allah" is one of the most notable screen achievements. With Thomas Pantschi and Helen Wade in the leading parts and its preat love scenes taken in the des ert, while coal may be scarce there is veritable warmth to the offering. ;A frolicsome and fearful frivol is shown by Paulirft: and her leopards. This intrepid and daring woman alone in a cape filled with the wildest of all Hea.sts, treats them as the or dinary woman would kittens, listen ing to their snarls with laughter and seemingly daring thm to antagonize her as she hauls and mauls' them about without even a whip at her command. A blaze of li'ht is thrown upon a grewsome subject when K. E. Clive ; Co. produce the most unique vau deville sketch of 1917 in "The l'oor Stiff." Mot only is this playlet most humorous but it is the oddest of the odd, and throughout magnilicent act ins is witnessed. Walsh & InBraham, popular "dou bles," entertain at the piano and with jazz talk. Miller & Green, with a bit of chatter, several smart little songs anfl a musical finish, add to the applause. Joe Kaymond, camouflaging serious topics in a jesting, way, completes a deluxe performance on the stage. An additional and extraordinary feature of the complete performance i the animated news which graceful ly brings before the very eyes of Bridgeport happenings in Torshing's army in K"rance, the " great Italian drive on the Cambrai front and end less scenes in America. DRUG. DISCOVERY DETECTS DEFECTS OF THE KIDNEYS 0j o the most expensive bills that the Plaza has ever arranged is on the books for the latter half of the cur rent week with two headliners on the vaudeville end of theb ill and Tom Moore, the former local stock favor ite, starring in "Brown of Harvard,", a wonderful screen production Jn six acts. Leo Kendall and Military Misses is - or the vaudeville headliners. Here's an act that will set the town og. It s a girl act and a real one with plenty of "pep" and' ginger and repertoire of song and dance num bers that will surely please. -the other headliner is Bettv Hall and the Dixie Four, a strikingly beau- tuui yoiin woman with four clever darkies in a singing and dancing act that has been rated as one of vaude ville's fastest and happiest offerings. Helen Harrington, a singing come dienne of raro talent with a wardrobe of unusual elaborateness and beauty, will enjoy a prominent spot on the bill, while Stone and Adelaide With their sure-fire acrobatic .. novelty are expected to do their share toward rounding out the best program the Plaza has been able to boast of in ninny a month. Tom Moore and Hazel Daly are co starred in "Brown of Harvard," a corking screen production. winimimmmmHimimi!imiiiiiMiiiL 1 LITTLE BENNY'S 1 NOTE BOOK LYRIC By LEE PAPE - r.illllimui!l!lllll!llllll!!lllllll!ll!lllli;il I goes The Bcwtifill Gcrl Spy . A Play Scene, Belljem. G-ennin sentry. Halt. Who there? Gerl spy (in Frentch) Ony me. Germin : sentry. G, wat a bewty looking gcrl. Wats you -wunt? Gerl spy. Tou got a kind face, and I wurit you to tell mo the pass werd. Germin sentry. Tou dont want mutch. Gerl spy. My brother .is a Germin, soldier, and I wunt to see him and ask him how he is. The reason Im Frentch a!$ my brother is Germin is because we dident have the same fa ther and mother. Germin sentry. Q. The pass wcrd i3 frankfertcr. Gerl spy. Thank you very rhutch. Good Vy. Germin sentry. Halt. Avanee and give the pass werd. Gerl spy. Frankfurter. Germin sentry. Rite.. Pass on. (Wieh she does). Act II. Gerl spy. G, heer comes 2 genrols. Ill' hide behind, this bush. (Wich she doe3). Ferst genrel. Wat do you say we attack the Frentch this aftirnoon? 2nd genrel. Im willing. Ferst genrel. Its us 2 get all our men together and take the enemy by sc-rprize. 2nd fiem-el. 'Im willing. Act. III. Germin sentry. Halt, avanee- and give the pass werd. , , Gerl spy. Hot dog. Germin spy. Wat? Gerl spy. I mean frankferter. Germin spy. O, its you agen. Hows your brother? Gerl spy. All rite, thanks. Act III1, Cannons. Boom boom iioom boom, etc. Ferst Frentch genrel. Hen-ay, we have repultesed them. 2nd Freintch genrel. And we owe it all to this brave spy. Gerl epy. I ony did my dooty. Ferst Frentch genrel. Dont ack so mcdest. Take these 6 medals. (.Wich she docs). Tile end. Bridgeport's theatregoers were treat ed to a grand .surprise, according to the unanimities opinion of the critics of the local newspapers, when the popuh-.r Poli Players presented Rida Johnson Young's most delightfuj suc cess, "Captain Kidd, Jr.," Kir the first time at popular prices Monday after noon and' evening. Kvery member of the -cast gave their best to the production, and that is sufficient enough to say that the play was, without doubt, one of the best that has been presented in Bridgeport for a lung time. Kvery line, ever situation, denotes the master hand in stagecraft, yet the Toli Players went the author one better by . portraying the characters in a manner far beyond the author's fancies and at the final curtain the audience made known their apprecia tion by their applause, which is con clusive tha.t the cast won many new friends from the crowded theatre. You will have to. see "Captain Kidd, Jr.," to really appreciate what a good play it is. - Phenolsulphonephthalein is the name of a medical discovery which Amer ican scientists have placed at the 3is posal of the allied armies, and which promises to prove a factor of no mean importance in minimizing disease among soldiers. The new drug, the chief function of which is to detect kidney defects be- j fore they have reached an advanced j stage, has proved so effective that the American Red Cross has already shipped 50,000 vials of it to medical officers with the American Expedi tionary v Forces. - Phenolsulphonepht'halin is exclu- cively an American product. German chemists have been unable to pro duce a similar compound more than 60 per cent, perfect, although the drug was far from unknown in Germany before the war, when the German government was allowed to buy it. The American discoverers, however, refused to sell the formula. The facts concerning, the new drug, which is a coal tar product, were brought to light at the opening of the seventh annual convention of the American Drug Manufacturers' asso ciation at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria yesterday. One of the largest manu facturers in America, whose plant is j in Baltimore, told of phenolsulphon- i ephthalein. "This drug," he said,s "was discov- I ered by the chief of the department ; of chemistry of Johns Hopkins Uni- ' versity and, after tests in the physiol- j ogical department and by the phar- macologists of that institution, was j found to be the most efficient of all i diagnostic agents ror tracing defects in the functioning power of the kid ney. "Before the war we furnished the drug to German medical men, and they have since tried to perfect it, but have failed. "The value of the drug to our ar mies is unquestioned. By its use it is possible to determine in little more than an hour whether a soldier is facing illness through failure of his kidneys to function properly. I nder the old' methods days, and perhaps weeks, were required to trace defects. "Furthermore, the "old methods re quired the service of a trained physi cian, while this new one can just, as effectively determine faults if it is applied" by a layman. "If rapid examination can be made of men when they return from the trenches,'"' he continued, "it may be possible to nip their ailment before it has obtained' a firm hold and thereby, prevaat disease." He explained that phenolsulphon ephthalein is composed of six ingre dients, each of which is in turn com posed of various ingredients. " It is injected in the arm. Plans for the standardization of im portant powerful drugs were discussed at- yesterday's session of the conven tion. Sixty-five delegates representing about 35 firms are attending the cbn I vention, which will end tomorrow." McALPINE SELLS OUT SHOE STORE TO HIS PAETNER Joseph F. McAlpine, member of the firm of the McAlpine Shoe Co., Main street, prominent clubman and one ol the most popular business .men in Bridgeport, has sold out bis interest in the shoe concern to his partner, II. E. Osgood' of Xew 'Rochelle. McAl pine has been active as a merchant in this city for three years. He is undecided as to just what course he will pursue but will prob ably return to this city ani enter ac tive life after a vacation with his wife at Palm Beach. JAFAKKUS O'RYAN'S AIDE. Spartanburg, S. C, Jan. 30 Capt. H. Francis Jaeckel. of the Xew York National Guard, will succeed Capt. ji,. W. Moore as senior aide to Maj. Ge:i. John F. O'Kyan. Capt. Moore recent ly resigned to accept a position on the staff of Gov. Whitman of Xew York. IXiCAli OPTION FOR JERSEY. THREE DAYS Starting To-morrow DAILY MATINEE The King of All Burlesques with BILLY ARLINGTON and a Company of 50 People' The Speediest Chorus on the Stage Secure Your Seats Early IIINISH REBEL! HGOSE MANNER H PRESIDENT Stockholm, Jan. 30 The Finnish revolutionists have formed a gowrnr ment under the presidency of Kul lerwo Manner, according to a tele gram from Helsingfors. The members of 'the Finnish senate were not mo lested by the rebels. Monday night in Helsingfors was calm and the Rus sian soldiers were passive. Viborg also was reported to be quiet. The Finnish government has noti fied Sweden that it cannot be resoon-' sible for the lives of Swedish subjects, of whom there are about 400 000 in Finland. Reports from Helsingfors are contradictory but they indicate that the ramor that the Swedish min ister had fled is incorrect. All of southern Finland as far as Tammerfprs is reported to be in the hands of.the Red guard, but the gov ernment troops have vanquished the lied guard at various places in nortlt ern Finland. The general strike continues in Helsingfors. The Socialists have is sued a proclamation . accusing the government of trying to organize an armed force to crush the Finnish proletariat. P. O. INQUIRY ORDERED. Washington) Jan. 30 Delays in de livery of mails to American troops in France are to be investigated under a resolution adopted yesterday by the House. Representative Rogers told the House there have been shocking delays in letters and packages to th . American soldiers and that there ar conflicting claims as to responsibility. rimes Want Ads. One Cent s 'Word; AMUSEMENTS XEW TAX OX MEXICO MTNES. Mexico City, Jan. 30 Xew taxes on mining claims in Mexico will be a flat rate instead of a progressive rate as previously, it is learned unofficially. The amount has not been determined. AMUSEMENTS Vhv THE CRITICS OF THE BRIDGEPORT yJ0$ "'' J f$ t"as TIIE IOST dfxightfcij play op 3 Nest Week Next Week JSAllEY'S AUNT" laftififrS""' Trenton, X. J.. Jan. SO Gov. Bilge yesterday signed the Mackay and Wells local option bills. It is esti irated the act will put 3,000 saloons ont of business in Xew Jersey. MOTHER WIS- When the Children Cough, Rub Musterole on Throats and Chests ' No telling how soon the symptoms may develop into croup, or worse. And then' when you're glad you have a jar of Mus terole at hand to give prompt, sure re lief. It does not blister. As first aid and a certain remedy. Musterole is excellent. Thousands oi mothers know it. You should keep a jar in the house, ready for instant use. It is the remedy for adults, too. Re lieves sore throat, bronchitis, tonsilitis, croup, Stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, head ache, congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism, . lumbago, pains and aches of back or joints, sprains, sore muscles, chilblains, frosted feet and colds of the chest (it often prevents pneumonia), . 30c and 60c jars; hospital size $2.50. EGRET TRADING Y HUNS IN U.S. COMES TO HALT "Washington, Jan. 30 tinder au thority of the Espionage and Trading with the Enemy ' Acts, President Wil son, through Secretary of the Treas ury McAdoo, ,';..a struck a blow at Germany's extensive financial system which, it is said, has been maintained in this country in spite of the war. At the same time it was announced that George Boden, for the last two years in charge of the foreign ex change department of a large San Francisco bank, and said to be one of the links in Germany's financial system, both here and in Japan, had been arrested on a Presidential war rant and interned as a dangerous ene my alien. . Foreign exchange transactions bj the new. regulations are placed strict ly under the supervision of the Fed eral Reserve Board, which .. will license dealers through Federal Re s( rve Banks and receive reports on ecch individual purchase or sale. In 4his way the government seeks to in sure that no credits go to assist any eremy interests and to provide an or ganized method for feeling' the pulse of the foreign exchange traffic. Dealers in foreign exchange of se curities for foreign correspondents are rf quested to obtain registration cer tificates by applying to the Federal Reserve Bank of the district, and are to be grouped in three classes accord ing to the nature of their business. Customers of these dealers then are to sign a statement for each purchase or sale, showing the purpose, and de claring that no enemy or ally of ene ti.y interest has any connection witl the transaction. The statements mus: be filed with the Federal Reserve Banks, together with weekly detailed reports from the foreign exchange dealers. "The regulations," fays a Treasury explanatory statement, "will put into the hands of the secretary and the Federal Reserve Board full informa tion as to the manner in which the credit facilities of the United State' nre being used. Through the powel vested in the Secretary and Federal Reserve Board to prohibit any bank or banker in the United States from doing business with any foreign cor respondent suspected of acts incom patible with the interests of the Unit ed. States ,a weapon is furnished to the government which will be used to ccntrol any misuse of our credit fa cilities, and which can be wielded with the necessary amount of vigor achieve the result. "Tttie procedure established has beer .cawfully devised so as to preserve the '.nrldential relation existing .between 'e bank and its customer, except in 'ics3 cases where suspicions point to he advisability of a detailed examination." Ull'"U a1 1 FEATURE JPHOT01 . mlJ TO-DAY m-i WITH Helen Ware as "Domini" Thomas Santschi as "Boris" With Scenes Taken in Bridgeport 10 SMASHING BIG ACTS 10 , E. E. Clive & Go. PRESENT 'THE POOR STIFF' WALSH & I N G II A II A M PAULINE'S LEOPARDS MILLER AND JOE GEEEN j RAYMOND ANIMATED NEWS "Tlio Pride of the East Side" ippodr The Home of Perfect Projection TO-NIGHT THOS. H. INCE'S WONDER SCREEN SPECTACLE TIM ? pP"! fWQ LAST RAID See the Death-Dealing Monsters of the Air in Action and a Hundred Other Thrills A Play TTou Will Never Forget OY SCOUTS SOON TO LAUNCH DRIVE FOE BIGGER EOLL Xew York, Jan. 30 A campaign to ncrea.-e the membership of the Boy -;.;n;jts of America in Xew York cry Yom 11,151 to 20,000 will be launched 'uring the week of Feb. 15, i: was .rmounced today. The plans also call for 400 additional Scout masters, and the development of suitable training centers and meeting places. Prominent business and professional men have organized a senior commit tee to e(id in the movement which is part off,a national campaign'to raise $600,001) to finance further Boy Scout war activities on behalf of the government. j To-morrow Eve: LOUISE GLAUM in "The Idolaters" j State St., Near Clinton Ave. Tel. Earnum 7773 To-Night Double Feature Bill To-Night mmm)i tfiCLitiii IN - 6 R HER BARGAIN A STARTLING PHOTO DRAMA OF "The Well Dressed Poor Girl" Kathleen Clifford in "Who's No. One' 0 0 0 I Here's a "Knockout" for To-Day and To-Night THE FASCINATING SCREEN STAR IN THE SEVEN ACT RO MANTIC DRAMA OF SFNNY ITALY, GAY PARIS AND CARNIVAL-MAD YF.NICE BEFORE THE WAR. IN A LCD1CROES BUT ARTISTIC STORY IN SONG "AT THE LADIES CLUB" NOODLES FAGAN & CO. IN A RIOTOUSLY FUNNY OFFERING Pond, Albright Francetti Sisters and Palmer aerial wizards Thurs., FrL, Sat BIGGEST BILL EVER BOOKED T THE PLAZA $H . I i . C" .1 TraarT-!H . ,m : E h :' V. - t (r 5rj I l t) The Shrine ? A'lk A N M ij W iN'l '3 Programs 1 f Silent Dram, J I O VJA U H I H I? "A 1 I o ' ' . . " -r t 1 H TO-DAY TO-MORROW 1H2 BRILLIANT CINEMA STAR M ' If IN HIS NEWEST PARAMOUNT PLAY A Play Of Heart Throbs, daughter & Big ' 1 IWV r ta -1 ! Vj "I W1 A Screen fjf i V VJ Xm' Version ilrS . wk of fl'l I'S i W IM lupert-Hughe, t 1 X: 1 r w Novel " A IB "when ,MvH,,,t , , - CsJM M"ked i a U s?? tri( vd-" An r.nasnally -virile tale of a tied-to-his-mother's apron-strins" sort of boy who develops Into a (e f'cus bnlly who battles his way thronjh life eventnally meeting the only girl who reforms him.