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THE TIMES: MARCH 9, 1918
WHAT'S GOING ON 1! THE WORLD OF THEATRES AND AMUSEMENT POLI'S Tom Mix, as Been in the super-feature photoplay release of the William Fox studios at the Poli theatre, is a lovable character. Rough and ready, his character nevertheless appeals to all who saw him Thursday and Friday In '1Slx Shooter Andy." His appear ance at the Poll theatre concludes to day. Poll's offers in addition to photoplay entertainment a big and surprisingly varied program of vaudeville. The Australian wood-chopping act, fea turing II. Jackson and P. McLaren, champion axmen of the world, reaidv to meet all comers, is a stirring' ex hibition. , Another interesting- act is "A Mex ican Romance," in which the troubles of a pair stranded in Mexico are re produced amidst splendid scenic ef fects. . .. Okpa, pretty dancing violinist, gives her violin art full sway and dances In a manner that impresses and draws her audience closely to her. The Zaronas, a deff man and woman In a series of physical exploits on the grourM anti aloft on trapeze, estound and charm by their skill and daring. TTio test ibiack-face impersonation of the eeason is offered in a novel skit by Miller & Lyles, foremost exponents on the vaudeville stage. Animated news covers a wide va riety of recent happenings in America and Europe, devoting large space to Camp Devens, Ayor, Mass., . where Bridgeport national army men are quartered. LYRIC Playgoers will have today only to see "Brewster's Millions" as present ed by S. Z. Poll's Players at the New Lyric theatre. This great comedy has attracted widespread attention from Its exceptional staging, versatile players, and the extraordinary amount of comedy that is infused in its lines. On Monday the Poli Players will present "Mam'zelle," the snappiest of modern French farce comedies. This piece has all the pep and ginger, that is allowed by convention, there are a number of light operatic numbers and specialties galore will divert from the usual run of stock production. Again an augmented and even larger cast than offered In "Brewster's Mil lions" will be required. PLAZA Tomorrow, Sunday night will bring Louise Lovely in "Painted Lips" to the Plaza and there's little doubt but that the cosy little playhouse will be crowded to the doors at both per formances. "Painted Lips" Is a drama of to day, dealing with a delicate theme in a clever 'and interesting manner. It is one of those pictures that gives you something to think about and it af fords Miss Lovely and her splendid supporting cast many excellent op portunities for commendable action. Tonight's bill has many attractions of merit including "The Honeymoon" with Constance Talmadge"; "The Chinese Restaurant" with Roy and Arthur, the popular old timers; Jack Marley with his whirlwind mono logue; the Three Kashner Girls In songs and dances, and Dolph and Suzie Levino offering their comedy cartoon novelty. WILL DANCE TILL MIDNIGHT. All restrictions on business owing to scarcity of coal have now been re moved, and there will be dancing un til midnight Monday evening at the Colonial ball room in Fairfield avenue when the popular singing orchestra. the McEnellys are billed to appear. This orchestra has so many friends here that mere announcement of their coming will fill the ball room. They will 'lave all of the newest music, many novelties, will play and sing for a short concert and a long evening of danci ig. The admission is kept at the usual popular lgure, and a cordial "wlcot e is extended to you. STEPNEY Great Singer To Appear Thursday i Wt 'Se i MME. GALLI-CUROI Dr. M. L. Bartlett of Des Moines, Iowa, who is frequently and affec tionately referred to as "The Grand Old Man" of music in the middle West, after hearing the gifted coloratura soprano Galli-Curci, who is to sing at the State street Casino Thursday evening paid her the following tribute: "Considering the times, the situa tion is quite unusual . Time was when sensations were perhaps more fre quent than within recent years, when we have had more frequent opportun ities to hear the best in musical art. both vocal and instrumental. But now we have a living representation of one such as we had supposed to belong to past generations. In the world of art it seems that every generation sends forth one with message, coming with a divine au thority and command. We read of the triumphs of those of past generations, such as the great Henrietta Sontag, Julia Grisi, Marie Malibrand, Jenny Lind, Adeline Patti, Christine Nielson, and we think of them as being greater than those of J.he present. Thus, taking into consideration times past and present, a star of such radiance and brilliancy as Galli-Curci is an epoch-making event. Nothing like this has taken place in this coun try since the advent of Jenny Lind and Adeline Patti, whom I heard in her prime, closely followed by Niel sen. Gerster Melba and Sembrich. though none, of the latter reached the sublime heights in all respects as did Patti." Sharing honors with Galli-Curci Thursday evening will be Rudolph Ganz, the celebrated Swiss pianist, her marvelous flutist, Manuel Beren- guer and her accompanist. Homer Samuels. , CECIL DECLARES FEAR FOR SIBERIA N THE FUTURE London, March 9 Lord Robert Cecil, Minister of! Blockade, in a statement, yesterday pointed out the seriousness of the German menace in Siberia and urged Japanese interven tion there. He added: "We have information today that German prisoners in Siberia are be ing organized and that a Prussian general has been sent to take charge of them." In Trans-Caucasia, said Lord Rob ert, certain -elements of the Bolshe vik i, acting in collusion with German and Turkish agents, have adopted openly an anti-Entente attitude and barred out the British mission which was going to help , the Armenians. They have cut British wire communi cations through north Persia with Tiflis and south Russia. Lord Roberts said he had received assurances that many 'Russians would welcome a Japanese expedition to pre vent the Germanization of Siberia. He added: "In fact, I cannot conceive any pa triotic Russian who would not prefer the assistance "of a friendly power, aiming at the restoration of order, to conquest by a ruthless and' unprinci pled enemy. "The Japanese alone can act ef fectively in the present crisis. If they are intrusted by the allies with the duty of going to the assistance " of Russia against Germany, I am sure they will carry out the task with per fect loyalty and great efficiency. "From the outset of our alliance with Japan she has carried out with great fidelity all her obligations as an ally. We always have found her scrupulously loyal in the performance of her obligations. "I do not think it is generally rea lized how tremendously serious the German penetration of Russia really Is, or what a gigantic scheme of world conquest the Germans now have un dertaken, It would be in the high est degree foolish, if not criminal, if the Entente failed to take every step possible to frustrate this German scheme. "Therefore I personally believe we would be well advised to seek the as sistance of Japan in a matter in which she, and she alone, can do ef fective service." AMUSEMENTS HuitiniiiiiiiiiimiiimniuiiiiiiMi'tiiniiu. 1 LITTLE BENNY'S I 1 NOTE BOOK ITALIAN PALACES NOW BEING USED TO SHELTER POOR Long Disused They Are Be ing Made Habitable to House Thousands Miss Marjorie Conners was an over Sunday guest of Miss Ella Beyer at her home in Sherman. Frank Perkins is confined to the house with the scarlet fever. Miss Irma Toucey is spending the week as the guest of her uncle, Ho mer Hutobel in Kaston. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ashoff are receiving congratulations over the birth of their seventh son. Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Staples of New Haven spent Sunday as the guest of Miss Ellen Hayes. Mr. and Mrs. William C. Nichols entertained as recent guests Mr. and Mrs. John Moilen of Saston and Mr. Wayne Edwards of New Haven. Quite a large delegation of mem bers from Harmony Grange attended the meeting of Pomona Grange at Stratford on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. William Gilbert of Newtown have' been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Milon B. Hawley. Mrs. George Clingan, who has be spending several weeks in Virginia is expected home next week. Rome, March 6.-r-The finest old palaces in Italy axe gradually being turned into habitations again after centuries of disuse, due to the need for soldier hospitals and for shelter for the hundreds of thousands of re fugees from the invaded provinces. Part of the immense palace at Caser ta, built in 1752 for the King of Na ples, commonly known as the Ver sailles of Italy has been turned into a barrack for Austrian prisoners. Two years ago King Victor Emanuel and Queen Elena gave the huge royal pal ace on the Quirinal hill in Rome for use as a hospital, and lately they even gave their own private apartments to refugee children. Among the buildings belonging to the Catholic church loaned for the same purpose by order of Pope Bene dict is the monastery of St. Anselm, on the Aventine hill. The American Red Cross has re commended the housing of refugees in specially built huts as these palaces are unfitted for the home of poor or working- people. r By IEE PAPE j IIIIIIItllllllHIIIIIIUlillllllllllllllllllllllC The Park Ave. News. Weather. Slush, if it snows and then rains. Spoarts. Sam Cross and Leroy Shooster had a face making contest in skool last Toozday to see wich one cood make the fearsest face, Ar tie Alixander being judge, and jest as Sam Cross was Winning, Miss Kitty -saw him doing it and made him stand' up in frunt of the hole class and make the same face for 2 mlnnits without stopping, and after skool Sam told the fellows it was all he cood do to get his face back agen. Sissiety. Miss Mary Watkins duz zent speak to Mr. Sid Hunt for the present. Miss Watkins, altho she is verry betwifill, is not verry good in arifmetick, and last Thersday her teetcher gave her 6 exter ixamples to do for home werk, and Mr. Sid Hunt offered to do them for her. Wich he did, the ony trouble with them being that they was all rong, and Miss Watkins had to do 10 exter ones for homewerk the next day. . . Mr. Ed Wernick and Mr. Lew Davis each ate 3 pretzils last Satid- day aftirnoon, and the salt made them so thersty they pertended to be horses and put. their hands behind their backs and leened over and drank out of the horse trawff. Pome by Skinny Martin. Ixpressing Pleasure. Sid Hunt has a fox terrier Teddy, Wich for short we call him Ted, And his tales so short, wen he wages it He wags everything elts insted. , Intristing Facks about Intristing Peeple. Puds Simkins father can wiggle his ears, but Puds cant, saying he takes more after his mother. ME M'lNlEEKS Be Better Looking Take Olive Tablets BEEKEEPING IN THE CITY The State Apiarist of Iowa, Mr. Frank C. Pellett, has written in the March Woman's Home Companion an article on beekeeping, in which he says: "None of the instances quoted in this article are in any sense farm stor ies, but all are of bees kept in the residence districts of cities or large towns. "One case of special interest is from the capital city of Iowa. The hus band and wife are both enthusiastic about the bees, but the man of the house is confined during business hours as a bookkeeper in a large re tail establishment. The home is near a car line and there are about three ftwrnrsHnlsvellow omnW;nnn,nu '"ts. which give ample room. From -tonmie coated atroeti te oonr -von h, about one hundred hives of bees kept a bad taste in your mouth alazv nn.orwl '" the loti about their home they have fAlme you should taka Olive Tahlet. ''.old nearly fifteen hundred dollars' Dr.Edwards'OliveTablets a substitute worth of honey in a sinfr,e yean This forcalomel were prepared by Dr.Edward i;i perhaps the largest amount they after 17 years of study with his patients. t,ave ben abI to maie m one year; I . Dr. VAmrAittmm TMrtm o ,-! hut every year the bees add a sub- vetrefable comnound miv with h!i l s-tantial sum to the salary earned by You will know them by their olive color. th 6 husband and father. The wife i To have a clear, pink skin, bright eyes, flca, :',uch 5 he W,uk in varl?s f.?r 4as.r.r k7... 'he bees and from them the family . childhood days you must get at the cause. blds falr short,y l fr a home rw m:T-vi v- and a business" which will support ' liver and bowel, like calomel-yet have the family comfort- T8 ar nu no aangerous alter enects. I They start the bile and overcome consti pation. That why millions of boxes are old annually at 10c and 25c per box. All druggists. Take one or two nigiiUy aud Hot twt nlMoina ru?nHa r .. L ' Times Want Ads. One Cent a Vord IT'S YOUR LIVER! YOU'RE BILIOUS, HEADACHY, SICK! Don't stay constipated with breath bad, stomach sour or a cold. Enjoy life! Liven your liver and bowels to-night and feel fine. merous similar cases which could be pointed out whre bees are kept in the rear of town lots or even .on top of business buildings in such large cities as Chicago." - , To-night "sure! Remove the liver and bowel poison which is keeping your head dizzy, your tongue coated, breath offensive and stomach" sour. Don't stay bilious, sick, headachy, constipated and full of cold. Why don't you get a box of Cascarets from the drug store now? Eat one or two to-night and enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleansing you ever ex perienced. Tou will wake up feeling fit and fine. Cascarets never gripe or bother you all the next, day like calo mel, salts and pills. They act gently but thoroughly. Mothers should give cross, sick, bilious or feverish children a whole Cascaret any time. They are harmless and children love them. Adv. I mm sA wnm 3 SHOWS TO-DAY 0 JH 1 I 2-6:15-8:30 rJJJLgi POPULAR PRICES TO-DAY THE AUSTRALIAN THE ZARANOS WOODCHOPPERS. T n . Champion Axemen of the World (J Li (jr A STJPERFTUREPHOTOP MILLER & LYLES "6 SHOOTER ANDY" A MEXICAN A Romance of the West ROMANCE 6 P. Iff. SUNDAY . 8P.M! MUNROE SALISBURY & RUTH "CLIFFORD "HUNGRY EYES" A SUPER BLUE-BIRD PRODUCTION Special Musical Concert and Other Features " NEXT WEEK VAUDEVILLE PHOTOPLAY . "SHERMAN WAS Jane and Katherine RIGHT" LEE MUSICAL COMEDY . . IX mFFEAAu?KsVILIjE "AMERICAN BUDS" . . . mTiT TT-riTTTr. WITH AN ALL STAR CAST OF ANIMATED NEWS ( grown ups TONIGHT CONTINUOUS DAN CI N G RRnfllll IWi DANCING OnUUilLMlf il PAVILION MALON'E'S AND STAPLETON'S ORCHESTRA NO INTERMISSIONS OR DULL MOMENTS ADMISSION . , .30 CENTS TAKE STRATFIELD CAR M'CORMACK & BARRY, MGRS. AMUSEMENTS 1 . : ill NEXTWEEK MR S. Z. POLI PRESENTS THE POLI PLAYERS IX A FRENCH COMEDY WITH AMERICAN WIT THE'SXAPPIEST, SPICIEST, PEP PERY PLAY OF THE SEASOX SPECIAL SCENERY BEAUTIFUL GOWNS Popular Prices Mat. & Eve. TO-DAY Don't Fail To See The Final Performance Of The Greatest Comedy Ever Produced BREWSTER'S MILLIONS CAST OF 18 PEOPLE XOT A LAGGING MOMENT Andiences Have Been In An Uproar of Laugh- ter This Entire Week iBtM 5BS ITALIAN SAVANT SAYS BLOCKADE IS TO WIN WAR Rome, March 9. "The Allies can win this. war only by holding on, by the exertion of economic pressure on the Central Empires and by rigid economy at home" in the opinion of Dr. Massimo Pantaleoni of the Italian army, who has just been exchanged after twenty months as a prisoner in Austria and Hungary. Dr. Pantaleoni, although Italian by birth has many relatives in the United States. The secret of winning the war," said Dr. Pantaleoni, "remains in the blockade and in the allies at home ex ercising the greatest economy but so organizing that economy in the way of limitation of consumption of foods and fuels and clothes that people will not be compelled to lose several hours of their time each day searching for coal, or bread, or such articles. 'It is like passing from darkness into daylight on leaving Austria, where the stores are empty of all useful ar ticles, cloth sells at about then equiv alent of $26 a yard,- where leather shoes sell for 120 kromen the pain. where there is no sugar at all for sale, where the bread ration for the civil population is two and a half ounces for each person per day, where the fat ration is one-quarter of an ounce and where potatoes jell for twenty cents a pound instead of two cents a pound before the war. 'In Austria mortality has increased very much since a year ago because of poor or no nourishment leading to rheumatism and dysentary, and when people die there are no coffins in which to bury them. Instead, their shrouds and good clothes are replaced by rags and in these they are buried. "Living conditions have not been improved by the taking of Rumania. While in Hungary attending Ital ian prisoners, who had been sent as far away as possible from the Isonzo front so that they could not escape and go home, Rumanians told me civ il conditions had been such ia Ru mania that the fields had not been worked and therefore the crops had been poor. "As regards the entrance of the uni ted States into the war both Germans and Austrians said the effective re sult would be more in money and ma terials furnished 1han in f;:jhting units due to difficulties of troops transpor tation. They say that it is hardly worth while attempting to capture or destroy enemy artillery because new cannon will be forthcoming from the United States. "The Austrian people have been in different about the war for a long time. They want peace, any kind of a peace, and the longer the war lasts the less they have to keep the war going. The Germans are still possess ed of the monomania of domination, of wishing to grab all they see, to take, take, take; but time is sure to bring them to their knees, to cut down their fighting materials, while tnat or the Allies keeps on growing, and this is why 1 maintain that the Allies must win of they resist, if they exert eco nomic pressure on themselves, and re fuse to patch up a peace.. "The Germans row are seriously afraid of the English and French, be cause they realize their superiority in fighting materials. "All that has been said about the ill-treatment of the prisoners Is True. They are so poorly fed tnsv rhey fall ill they are sure to die, as their bodies have no resisting power. Most of their illnesses are in the intestines or of a brenchia! nature leading to tuberculosi Their food consists, in the camps of sonp.niade of beets In the proportion of one-half pound a day for each man, with sometimes a potato and two ounces of meat once a week. In the hospital of 'Sigmunds herberg where I served, a hospital ar ranged for 3,000 men, the death roll has risen from one man very two days to three and four a "aT- - "Prisoners put on government work last about two months. The phrase 'prisoners step' has passed intothe language, so .feebly do the gangs, shuf- ' THEATRE The Pride of the East Side TO-NIGHT Fox Super Production Winsome, Sprightly June Caprice IN MISS U.S. A Real Red-Fire Patriotic Screen Play That Grips and Appeals Other Select Photo Plays Sun. Eve. Big Special Show PI tiwiiiw li i iwi ill J Hill Si ONSTflKeC lALMaOGE m uer a new piay A STORY BEAUTIFUL A SCREEN PLAY UNIQUE' ROY and ARTHUR The Old Timers in Their New Vehicle "THE CHINESE RESTAURANT" DOLPH AND SUZTE LEVINO A COMEDY CARTOON NOVELTY r JACK MARLEY He'll Play Pirate With lonr Laugh Supply 3 KASHNER GIRLS Dainty Divinities in Song and Dance The Home of Super Plays TO DAY PARAMOUNT FEATURE THE WORLD FAMOUS CAMOUFLAGE ARTIST JULIAN ELTINGE IN THE RIOT OF LAUGHTER THE WIDOW'S MIGHT A Comedy Feature Replete, With Laughs and Hilarious Situations To-morrow Eve.: Douglas Fairbanks in His Latest Artcraft Super Play, "Headin' South." . I He'll Play Pirate With H ' I Your Laugh Supply I 'A ; J V J j li 1 1 ANNOUNCEMENT AMEUTA GALLI-CURCI AND ' RUDOLPH GANZ, PIANIST STATE STREET CASINO THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 14 The Managers for Both Artists Request a Change of Date TICKETS DATED MARCH 13 SEATS NOW ON SALE AT ' STEINERT'S, 915 MAIN STREET CONCERT AND BALL Colonial Ball Room, Fairfield Avenue Monday Evening, March 11 THE SINGING M'EN NELLYS Concert to 8:30 Dancing to Midnight Admission 35 Cents.. S 6 u fie along, without power to lift their feet from the ground. Also, the Aus trian soldiers are very cruel, shoot ing or bayoneting prisoners for the slightest infraction of rules." VON L. MEYER IS NOW DYING Boston, Mass, March 9 No hope was held out this morning for recov ery of George von L. Meyer, formerly secretary of the navy, who has been despeijately ill with a tumor of the liver at his home here for several weeks. Dr. Henry Jackson, his phy sician, said he was sinking slowly and that he was not expected to live through the day. "Mr. Meyer is very low," Dr. Jack son said, "and I fear the end is sim ply a question of a few hours." Captain George von L. , Meyer, Jr., recently assigned to service at the war college, who was recalled to duty several days ago, arrived "here early today from Washington, after being advised that his father was j dying. One of Mr. Meyer's daughters, Mrs. Giuseppe Brambilla, is at Rome. Thirty thousand letters to the par ents of the boys at the-front were-lost when the Andania went down. . PARK LAST T 1 M JS fl l T 0 - NIGHT THE SIGHTSEERS With Will J. Kennedy,' Jack Miller and Harry Kelly and a Wonderful Chorus of Pretty Girls ONE NIGHT ONLY MARCH II nn nnn 1 1 liuuyuo InffSfUtifl I AMERICA'S PREMIER COMEDIAN -IN- IQTHINB BUT THE TRUTH - THE GREATEST OF ALL FARCES One Solid Year at the Longacre Theatre, N. Y Same Great Cast . SEATS ON SALE PRICES . .50c TO $2.tK) ant Ads. Gent a Word.