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THE TIMES: FEBRUARY 1, 1918
11 WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF THEATRES AND AMUSEMENT World's Leading ITIME LIMIT LYRIC POLTS Beginning Monday, Feb. 4fh, the Poli Players will present the greatest laughing- success of the present sea son, "Charley's Aunt." The Poll Players' presentation ol "Charley's Aunt" win be a week of genuine mirth and ' healthful laugh tec. The play depends entirely upon the really funny situations for its success, and "Charley's Aunt" is one of the most eloquent examples that a mod ern and wholesome comedy devoid of any suggestiveness, will live to amuse and entertain thousands. "Charley's Aunt," the play selected to follow "Captain iy.dd, Jr.," will -give the popular Poli Players every opportunity to display their sldU and each have been intrusted with impor tant parts. "Charley's Aunt" is built up by a master hand of comedy ef fects. , Two young fellows, among them Charley, desire to entertain two young la'dies at dinner, and desiring to fol low the usage of good society, have agreed that Charley's aunt, an esti mable lady, who Is to arrive fiom Brazil that day, act as the, chaperone. The young ladies consent, but r the crucial moment the aunt fails to ap pear and the boys are hard pressed to keep their agreement with the young ladies. Then a friend of Charley's, a Lord Eaberly, called Bab for sliort, happens in and Is pressed into ser vice. -Having a costume which he has 5 rocured for private theatricals, he Ibecomes Charley's aunt and proceeds to chaperone the party. From this promise the screamingly funny sit uations arise thick and fast They are harmless In their fun, but excru ciatingly ridiculous and laugh, pro violdng. No doubt yon, dear reader, are one of the many that enjoyed the laughs created by Harold Kennedy In "Pot ash and Perlmutter." II so, you will like Mr. Kennedy in the title role of "Charley's Aunt." A wonder of wonders "The Bel gian," now playing at Poll's theatre on the screen. "The Belgian," with Walker Whiteside, famous of famous American, screen stars, and1 Miss Val entine Grant, is enough to make it an appeal, but in the Belgian.Klare l xv-ummer nas interwoven a prat that is enormous in its great depth. From a Hale and quiet hamlet to the ar rival of the German forces, the great battles and the underground spy-system, the Belgian shows that spirit of action and romance which must ap peal t all patriotic Americans. It is shown at Poll's in six reels of clear black and white photography. Some of the pictures taken in the trenches and where the field guns op erate, inspire more feeling and tend towardsi more excitement for defense of America's .principles than anything recently placed before the Bridgeport public. A big vaudeville treat is offered on the side at each of the three full and complete performances. The Three Royellas divert with instrumentality playing the harp, violins, horns and bassoon. Cliff Green, "The Variety Boy," brings the latest pathos and bathos from Broadway. Halligan & Sykes, "A Sunshine Pair," commit themselves only to fun. Mile. Paulla, on the flying trapeze, offers some startling xhibitions of sinuosity. In Animated News there is a com plete show as th fighting on the Italian front, present real war exi gencies and the entrance of the Al lies into Jerusalem, the Holy City, is also pictured for Bridgeport's knowl edge. The Poll show will satisfy this week. MedscaIAuthoritIes Endorse Value of Such In gredients a3 are Con tained in Father John's Medicine EMPIRE Engineering her own love affair to a triumphant close as well as stage managing several others, is the task that falls to' Vivian Martin in her newest Paramount photoplay, "The Fair Barbarian," written from Fran cos Hodgson Burnett's famous story by Edith Kennedy and directed by Robert Thomby. A breezy American girl, marooned toy circumstances in a sleepy English town, she brings the little township nearly to the point of (spontaneous combustion by scandal ization. How she wins over the social leaders to her side and makes friends of even her prim and snobbish aunt, makes part of a story with all the fascinatirm of which the famous au thor and popular star are so capable. "The -Fair Barbrian" will be shown at the Empire theatre today and tomorrow. PLAZA CONNECTICUT IS 17TH AMONG U. S. RECRUITING POSTS New Haven, Jan. Jl Since last April Connecticut has furnished for the regular army approximately n,700 volunteers, giving the state, ac cording to a statement today by Ma jor W, A. Mercer, commanding the Connecticnt recruiting district, 17th place among the 63 recruiting districts in the country. This is baaed on the official bulletin from the War Department, adjutant general's office, showing recruiting operations in all districts up lo and including Nov. 30. About 363. CHS en listments were made throughout tha country during the period. It is also Ftnted that approximately 2,000 re cruits were obtained in Connecticut (luring December. . With Leo Kendall and his Military Misses as the headline attraction, the Plaza bill was inaugurated, yesterday afternoon before a rather critical audience and passed with flying col ors. Mr. Kendall is one of the cleverest comedians vaudeville can boast of and his original line of material kept the laughs coming fast and furiously for 20 minutes. He has gathered around him a bevy- of pretty and shapely show girls and their enter tainment, while of a military nature, is vastly different and more pleasing than any of the so-called girl acts Bridgeport has had in its midst for many a moon. Betty Hall, strikingly pretty blonde with a sweetly toned voice, has a singing and dancing diversion in which she is assisted (by the Dixie Four. One of the most fascinating and sweet-voiced young women vaudeville has ever given us is Helen Harring ton. A petite miss is Helen but her voice is largo and she has a most de lightful repertoire. Stone and Adelaide in a Jumping and acrobatic offering of unusual merit completes the vaudeville num bers. Tom Moore, the former stock favor ite, appeared in "Brown of Harvard. a splendid screen production that neia right up to the very last scene. lUlllllllllllllllllUIIIIIHIllIlIinilUlllUHll I LITTLE BENNY'S 1 NOTE BOOK By LEE PATE nillllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllllllimilllj: DENY CONN. CO APrEAIi. Hartford, Jan. 31 The appeal of the Connecticut Co. from- the order of the highway commissioner relating to the location of tracks on Dixwell avenue, Hamden, has been denied by the public utility commission and the commission has ordered that the tracks be placed in the center of the avehue and not on the side. OMAN'S NERVES STRONG ' J A Wholesome Food Medi cine And Body Builder Free From Alcohol and Danger ous Drugs b(J Years In Use Guaranteed. The most eminent medical authorities, recognized all over the world as the highest in the science of medicine, have made public statements, endorsing the value of such ingredients as we guarantee are the prin ciple ingredients of Father John's Medicine. Sigh medical authorities say "that these ingredients are beneficial nota bly in wasting diseases which are curabTe and those maladies which are connected with or have their origin in colds and debilitating and wasting diseases." To give these statements in full would" take too much space, but we will furnish on application thel ist of ingredients, of Father John's Medi cine, the names of the medical author ities referred to, what they say, the publications and the dates of same. Never wait for a cold to wear off it wears away the lungs instead. Neglected eolds often lead to pneumonia. Father John's Medicine gives prompt relief from colds and throat troubles. Guaranteed free from alcohol and nerve-destroying drmrs upon which many medicines depend for their temporary effect, and which are dan gerous, because they weaken the body and allow the disease to get a deeper hold. FAKE FOOD WILL KILL ONE THIRD OF HON NATION Scientists Warn German Government Substitutes Must Be Controlled FOR INSURANCE EXPIRES SOON Relatives of Soldiers Mav Apiy ior irovernment In surance Until Feb. 12 Hartford, Feb. 1 Local agencies ot the Connecticut State Council of De fense throughout the state, which have been urged by the council to put before relatives of men in Hie service of the country information concern ing the provisions of the federal war risk insurance law, are being advised by the council that the time for tak ing this insurance will expire soon for most Connecticut men in the service and that their relatives should be tinged to take the matter up with the men at once. Under the provisions of the law, application for this insurance may be made by relatives of the man in the service, and will be accepted provided authorization from the man is receiv able by cable or telegraph, within 120 days after the man's entry into the army or navy. Application for insur ance may also be made by the soldier or sailor himself. This means that persons who were in the service on or before October 15, 1917, cannot apply for the insurance after February 12, 1918. The result is that the time limit for securing this insurance will expire for three-quarters of the men in the National Army on February 12, 1918. Those who may take the insurance are commissioned officers and enlist ed men in the army or navy, and members of the army nurse eorps (fe male), and members of the navy nurse corps (female). Those who can be named as beneficiary are any of the following:' Wife, husband, child, grand child, brother, sister, adopted brother, adopted sister, step-brother, step-sis ter, parent, grandparent, or step-parent of the insured, and parent, grand parent, or st3-parent of the insured's wife or husband. In the event of total or permanent disability, this insurance offered by Uncle Sam will pay $5.75 per month for esteh $1,000 of insurance, as long as the insured lives and is disabled. In case of death the beneficiary will receive $5.75 per month per $1,000 of insurance for 240 months. This insurance may be taken in any amount from $1,000 to $10,000, in multi ples of $500. The state council of defense i3 urg ing upon relatives of soldiers and sailors to get in touch with these rel atives by telegraph at once and urge them to take advantage of Uncle Sam's insurance offer. If the rela tives wish;- they may advise the men in the service that they will pay the premiums for-ithe soldiers or sailors. MOTOR BOAT FIRE PERILS FRIGATE "CONSTITUTION" Boston, Jan. 31 The frigate Con stitution, known as Old Ironsides, was endangered by a fire on a motor boat at navy yard yesterday. A naval tug was run alongside the frigate to shield her from the flames. The blaze was due to the back fir ing of the motor boat engine. Pat Candy Man Under Gun, Too. "I followed him, quite naturally, Beissner said. "At his heels I en tered a room where three soldiers were sitting. Their uniforms were unfastened and they had some of their clothes off. Two of them had violet cloth wound aroupd them and over their faces. " 'This is my new headquarters,' Lieut. Hyde told me. 'I am head of the Secret Service. . "Then he drew his; revolver and ordered me to sit down. He began to ask me atiout 27 business. I couldn't understand the situation, but, of course, I am German born, I had always known Lieut. Hyde, and I supposed I was under arrest. He asked me more questions and I re fused to answer until I had consulted my lawyer. I told him I had been a citizen since 1903. He continued to ply me with questions and I would not answer. Finally he herded us out of the building and into a taxi that stood at the curb. "I asked the lieutenant if I could not notify my family. He said that would be attended to. We drove up to the Waldorf-Astoria and Lieut. Hyde went in. We waited about half an hour for him to reappear. Then we drove, apparently, aimlessly about town, and finally1 I heard him tell the chauffeur to go to Greenwich, Conn. Ushered Into Greenwich Mansion. "We reached Greenwich about 1 o'clock Thursday morning. The country house we drove up to was a big, pretentious place, and the rooms he took us through were handsomely furnished. We entered through a dimly lighted cellar and climbed up stairs to the dining room, where there was a big open fireplace." John B. Foster mailed income tax blanks to all of the Giants yesterday. The tax covers moneys earned in 1917 and theb oys will have to pay a tax on that $2,548.14 they won for losing the last World's Series. AMUSEMENTS 1 IP1 j By Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Winona, Minn." I suffered for more than a year from nervousness, and was so bad x could not rest at night would lie awake and get so nervous I would have to get up and walk around and in the morning would be all tired out. I read about Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Conv found and thought would try it. My nervousness soon left me. I sleen well and feel fine in the morning and able to do my work. I gladly recom mend Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to make weak nerves strong." Mrs. Albert Sultze, 603 uimsteaa St., Winona, Minn. How often do we hear the expression among women, "I am bo nervous, I can not sleep," or "it seems as though I should fly. " Such women should profit by Mrs. Snltze's experience acd give this famous root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, a trial. For forty years it has been overcom ing such serious conditions as displace ments, inflammation, ulceration, irreg ularities, periodic pains, backache, diz ziness, and nervous prostration of women, and is now considered the stan dard remedy for such ailments. The Park Ave. News Weather. Fellows going to skool so fast you mite think they reely wunted to on account of cold feet. Spoarts. Last. Thersday in skool Leroy Shooster and Ed Wernick had a contest leeving marbles roll down their desks to see wich one Miss Kitty wood speek to ferst, wich she spoke to Leroy Shooster wile his 6th marble was rolling down, making him stay a hour after skool. Almost Bit by a Horse. Artie Alex ander was giving a apple core to a horse last Toozday, jest taking his hand away in time. Sissiety Notes. Mr. Sid Hunt was slitely ill last week, going erround i with one finger tied up on account of squeezing it in a door, wich if it had of bin his neck insted of his finger he wood proberly of had to of went to a hospittil Wen Mr. Lew Davis wunts half of sumthing youre eating he invites you to his next berthday party, wich his nerthday is 7 munths off yet. Pome by Skinny Martin No Last Name A bakery wagon horse Ixcaped frum the stable, Proberly being a lady horse Because the driver yelled, Wo Mabel! Intristing Facks About Intristing People. Sam Cross has a mole on his stummick, wich its sipposed to be good luck, Sam Cross hardly ever having a stummick ake. AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT & TOMORROW DAILY MATINEE The King of All Burlesques THE GOLDEN CROOK with BILLY ARLINGTON and a Company of 50 People The Speediest Chorus on the Stage Secure Your Seats .Early Mon., Mat. & Eve., Feb. 4 C. B. Harmount Presents The Everlasting Drama UNCLE TOM'S CABIN WITH The Funniest Eva The Comical Marks The Faithful Uncle Tom And All The Celebrated Characters Taken From Harriet Beecher Stowe's Famous Novel An Excellent Company of 40 Company's Own Band and Orchestra PRICES. 25e, 35e, 50c Children To Any Part of the House In the Afternoon 15 CENTS AMUSEMENTS byj THE CRITICS OF THE BRIDGEPORT KVL -' NEW SPAFIiS SAID: WAS THE MOST DELIGHTFUL PLAT OF &Tj!yA THE SEASON fe&i 5Jf Next Week Next Week 3 Here's That Double-Headline Bill We've Been Bragging About FRIDAY AND SATURDAY LEO KENDALL AND HIS MILITARY MISSES A HAPPY CONCOCTION OF VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT WITH PRETTY GIRLS. CLASSY SONGS. FOOLISH I UN BETTY-HALL AND HER DIXIE FOUR AMERICA'S FASTEST SINGING AND DANCING ACT T 0 M M O 0 R E FORMER LOCAL STOCK FAVORITE IN THE SPECTACULAR AND DELIGHTFUL ROMANTIC DRAMA BROWN OF HARVARD HELEN HARRINGTON A CHARMING AND TALENTED SINGING COMEDIENNE IN A NOVEL ACROBATIC ACT STONE & ADELAIDE POSITIVELY NO ADVANCE IN PRICES iil.riiMiinWTfi' Amsterdam, Feb. 1 The almost complete lack of nourishment in many of the food "substitutes" now being sold in Germany is arousing a storm of warning from German scien tists, who declare that government su pervision of the whole substitute food traffic is an immediate necessity. Pro fessor Juckenack of the. University of Berlin, writing in the Vossiche Zei tung, says: "It is useless any longer to hide the truth. Unless the government active ly intervenes to put some control, over the flood of substitute foods with which we are overwhelmed, the end of the war will also see the end of a third of Germany's population. More over, the remaining two-thirds will be so enjeebled from malnutrition that they will be unable to perform the imnvsr.se tasks of recuperation and restoration. 'The devil alone knows what are the ingredients of thousands of these wretched substitutes mat already do duty for butter and eggs, oil and milk, flour and spirits, meat and broth, cof fee and sugar, tobacco and tea, fish and sausage, cheese and caviar, and so on without end. "The latest products of the ingen ious substitute-mongers are really too terrible to be tolerated. A prepara-. tion of crude kerosene is now being largely sold as frying oil, and S00 cases of serious illness together with nine deaths have been traced to its use in Berlin alone. A preparation called "goose dripping" is prepared from dog's fat; egg substitute from a mixture of chalk and baking pow der; caviarfrom fish scales, and bread from straw. What people, no matter WEST END STATE ST., NEAR CLINTON AVE. TEL. BAR. 7773 LAST SHOWING TONIGHT JULIAN ELTINGE DEFENSE SOCIETY "ENDS SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF ACTIVITY! fae-atrlotlc' can hold ut on such In His Latest Paramount Release "The Clever Mrs. Carfax The greatest feature of Mr. Eltinge's work is his ability to make yon forget that he is a man once he dons femine attire. ' Tomorrow: Harry Carey in "Bucking Broadway" TO-DAY THE BELGIAN . WITH Walker Whiteside AND Miss Valentine Grant A Wonderful Story of Belgium To-Day 6 BIG GLORIOUS REELS 6 oyeiias ARTISTS EMINENT ON HARP, VIOLIN AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS. Cliff Green THE VARIETY BOY WITH BROADWAY'S LATEST BANTER. IMLLE. PAULLA .MARVEL OF THE TRAPEZE. Halligan & Sykes King and Queen of Smiles at Work , ANIMATED NEWS ,,i.i,r in jgy&iiSim:"timiu aaHteiiaaBtftiaaa Today and Tomorrow The . American Defense Society, which lists among its officers David Jayne Hill, John Grier Hibben, Hud son Maxim, Richard Hurd, Robert Bacon, Charles Stewart Davison, Cleveland Moffett and Theodore Roosevelt, closes its fiscal year with many distinct contributions t na tional defense and safety, according to the report of the executive com mittee of the society, of which H. C. Quinby is chairman. The report of the year's work of the society devotes much space to a "summary of the propaganda work done to offset the counter German propaganda in this country. This work includes the printing and wide distribution of thousands of leaflets on the war situation, and the furnish ing of newspapers throughout the United States with special Sunday fea ture articles, Washington news let ters, and syndicated, material based upon the war. Hartford, Jan. 31 The public util- 7y jlJJity commission has approved the al rWflJ Ttomtinn made at Bolton Notch, which consists of the carrying of the high way over the railroad track by the construction of a bridge. FUNERAL BOUQUET AND DESIGNS JOHN BECK A SON FEBRUARY CLEARANCE COMMENCES TOMORROW "The drive to clear the big clothing department store at the corner of Main, Golden Hill and Middle streets reaches its linal stages commencing Saturday. Every ounce of energy is concentrated on making room for the new spring stocks which will shortly be pouring in. "In spite of the rising costs of fab rics not a single garment will be held over for another season. A clean sweep will be made. That's alL" Mr. Walder made this point very clear in a discussion with one of our representatives. The policy of the Caesar Misch Stores is being main tained under the greatest difficulties because it would be a simple matter to hold many of the desirable and up-to-date fashions over into the nexi season. , Every department has something to offer in the final clean-out and Cheer ful Credit which is in sucn great favor gives all people who wish to save money the opportunity at this time. Adv. No merchant ever failed if he advertised as WELL and as MUCH as he could.1 Mm$: , H1U "THE PRIDE OF THE EAST SIDE" STRATFORD AVE., BETWEEN WTLMOT & CARROLL AVES. TO-NIGHT SPECIAL FEATURE PRODUCTION r A PICTURIZATION OF THE SENSATIONAL STAGE SUCCESS OF THE SAME NAME FATTY "I COUNTRY ARBUCKLE m HERO OTHER SELECT CIOL PLAYS SATURDAY: GLADYS BROCKWELL in "CONSCIENCE" OTfflSE IN TITHES.