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UNION THEATRES f New Haven Houses Entitled to Our I First Preference in Patronage THE BIJOU. Coming to the Bijou Sunday night and for the three days following will be the super feature "The Last of the Duanes" with William Farnuni, the idol of the screen, in quite the biggest and best screen story that he has ever ap peared in. In presenting William Farnum in "The Last of the Duanes," Zane Grey's most famous book, W illiam Fox was in spired by the astounding reception given Mr. Farnum in Zane Grey's "The Lone Star' Ranger." Like its companion pic ture, "The Last of the Duanes" is a JAMES J. CORBETT, AT THE BIJOU SUNDAY NIGHT. Western drama, but so teeming with spectacular action that it is so far ahead of the ordinary "Western" picture that there is no comparison. In the production of "The Last of the Duanes." William Fox had Director Edwards spare no expense or labor. Mr. Farnum was unsparing in his co-operation and the company responded splen didly to every demand in several in stances risking life and limb to put "The Last of the Duanes" across with smash ing force. That certainly is one element in which this de luxe Fox production rings true there is no dodging of danger by anyone in the perilous situa tions which abound. Merely as examples might be cited the descent by Air. Farnum, as Buck Duane, over the face of an 85-fdot waterfall, when he is hemmed in by a posse, and his struggle amid the rocks in the boil ing pool below ; and, again, his mad gallop down a treacherous broken mountainside with an avalanche of rocks loosened by his pursuers thunder ing about him. In the latter incident, a boulder actually struck Mr. Farnum's horse and sent it careening down a steep declivity. In the waterfall scene the star swings into the rush of water and comes close to death. The same program Sunday night will show another episode in the great serial, "The Midnight Man," with James J. Corbett as the star and there will be other features in addition. The Far num picture will be shown the first three days of the week in conjunction with a big vaudeville bill headed by "The New Teacher," a new offering of one of the most brilliant comedv quartets in vaudeville, and there will be four other feature acts equally as good with continuous performances daily from 1 to 11. THE HYPERION. Should "your eye meet this notice be fore the curtain rings down on the final presentation of "The Right of Way" at the Hyperion this week then get into communication at once with the box office and ask them to try and squeeze you into one of the performances Saturday for it is one production that you should surely see. Acclaimed by thousands who have already seen it "The Right of Way" as produced by the Players bids fair to be a produc tion by which all others in the future will be judged. It is a play with the central character an inebriate lawyer, Charlie Steele, who is attacked and left for dead but recovers to find his mem- tfr tnn i. $ J. $ One Reason Why ' III 1$ w Railroads for Private Profit Is Expensive. 3 Some time there will be an honest in quiry into railway management, and when it is undertaken there will be revelations that will prove that other than a desire "to serve the people" ani mates railway executives who are ap pealing to congress to return the roads to private management. In August, 1918, a committee of citi zens of Altoona, Penn., came to Wash ington to point out to officials of the railroad administration that vast man ufacturing plants established by the Pennsylvania Railroad were available for the production of materials then badly needed to sustain the constantly growing demands of Europe. It was represented that while the nation's in dustries generally were feverishly active in rushing supplies and equipment, the magnificent shops of the Pennsylvania, erected at a cost of scores of millions of dollars, were working but part time with greatly reduced forces. The delegation was moved largely by selfish considerations it sought to se cure for the community it represented some of the "prosperity" that was be ing distributed by the government, through its various war boards. After giving close attention to the statements made by the delegation's spokesmen, the officials who were in terviewed declared that the Pennsyl vania's shops were antiquated and that there was then being seriously consid ered a recommendation that they be abandoned as manufacturing plants and utilized solely for making repairs to equipment. Being tolerably familiar with ;he plants in question, the writer, in com pany with Congressman John Al. Rose, of the Nineteenth Pennsylvania District, interviewed J. T. Wallis, superintendent of motive power of the Pennsylvania Railroad, then in charge of motive pow ory gone. He works as a wood carver and takes the name of M. Mallard and this brings about a series of complica tions which are gradually rounded out by the clever company of 20 players. Second in importance to the Van Buren role is that of Frank Thomas as "Joe Portuguese.'' Sunday night there will be another of the vastly entertaining picture programs the best of the season thus far with the double feature bill headed by Alary AlacLaren in "The Petal on the Cur rent," a story which ran in a well know n weekly magazine and was widely read. Louis Bennison, the Broadway star, will appear in "A Alisfit Earl," and there will be a Carter De Haven comedy and a Bra Pictograph with other features and just one program with seats on the lower floor reserved. Alonday will bring the comedy suc cess. "What's Your Husband Doing?" written by George Hobart, and just re leased for stock production after an en tire year's run in New York City. While fun is the predominating note it is clean fun and the farce in no way is of the "bedroom order." Air. Van Buren and Lola May will be cast in roles that they fill so well and they will have the usual and brilliant support of the Hyperion organization than which there is no better in this country. Seats for all presentations are now on sale at the box office of the theater and there is a brisk demand for them for the play is one that has enjoyed enviable success and is therefore eagerly awaited here. THE PALACE. "Checkers," the famous melodrama of galloping speed, punching thrills and smashing-through sensations is the latest of well known stage successes to be presented as a big production of the modern picture screen. The great film is to stand as the stellar attraction at the Palace for one whole week begin ning Sunday evening. Of all the great plays that have scored big box office records on the speaking stage, none has lent itself more readily to a telling and convinc ing screen adaption than "Checkers." Like most of the great plays that have been visualized "Checkers" as a picture far outclasses in scope and breadth of treatment its original stage production. As great as were such famed scenes as the railroad wreck and the thrilling race in the stage version the depiction of the same scenes in the film play leave the former far behind. On Sunday evening besides "Check ers" the pfogram has an added feature film in "Better Times," a fine production presented by an all-star cast. Vaudeville for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday offers a bill that will be given the finest kind of support to the big picture. A notable number on this bill will be Alexandra, the renowned master of syncopation whose "jazzing" has been a source of delight to vaude ville audiences. Billy Gould and Betty Davis, enter tainers to His Alajesty, the American Doughboy for a period of 14 months in France, come to the Palace to fight all over again "The Battle of Paris," as funny a vehicle as anything that has hit vaudeville in many a day. Gaby Brothers and Clark, trio of juggling comedians whose comedy makes one neglect to a certain extent some mighty clever juggling, fill out an other section of the program fully good enough to deserve a position at the head of the average bill. Louise Vernon, the clever little violin ist and singer, in the tunest tunes of the day; and Wilbur and Lyke in the sparkling little farce, "Your Turn Next," are a couple of other numbers completing the bill. The usual change of vaudeville for Thursday, Friday and Saturday brings another lively bill to give ideal sup port to "Checkers." The big attraction in a vaudeville way for these three days is "Oh, That Melody," a musical comedy act that is a veritable plum pudding of variety goodies. Other acts stopping off for a stay of three days at the Palace beginning Thursday are Sandy Shaw, the famous "Scotch Kilt." whose training has been under the clever eye of Harry Lauder ; Jackie and Billie, the two talking birds in their novelty offering, and the Doro thy Southern Trio in a musical act that is worthy of the most favorable criti cism. lt tfr .fr fr tt tfr ,Mf Operation of thei er equipment for the railroad adminis tration. "Is it true. Air. Wallis, that the Penn sylvania shops are antiquated and may be abandoned so far as new work is concerned?" Air. Wallis was asked. "It is not true," he replied, "Why was it necessary, then, for a committee to come here and plead that they be utilized for war work? There is a generally-held opinion in several Pennsylvania towns that there is a very definite purpose to hamper the govern ment and obstruct its measures for pro secuting the war." "That's all bosh," Air. Wallis de clared, with heat. "We constructed more than 300 locomotives at Altoona last year and that is the department's limit." "But these shops are operating but a fraction of the time, whereas it is con tended by good managers that they should operate three shifts daily, to re duce overhead burdens." "We are now making the cheapest and best locomotives in the world." "What is the relative cost of locomo tives built in your own plants and those built by private manufacturers?" he was asked. "For a type which 'has been adopted for general service, we pay private con tractors approximately $60,000 and build the same engine at Juniata for approxi mately $38,000." "What is the relative efficiency of engines manufactured by you and pur chased from private concerns?" "Ranking Juniata engines at 100, I should say that the engines which we purchase should be rated at 80. Not one of the engines manufactured in our own shops has exploded, while a num ber of purchased engines have given 'way, sometimes with rather disastrous results." WILcleaI opSibt CALIFORNIA THROWS OVER ITS LEADER, JOHNSON, AND RALLIES TO LEAGUE. WEST GIVESJIIM 0ATI0!I All Doubtful Features of Pact Are Explained Away By President, and Former Doubters Hasten to Give Him Their Support. (By Independent News Bureau, form erly Mt. Clemens News Bureau.) Aboard President Wilson's Special Train A continuous ovation along the Pacific coast and then on his eastward way back toward the capital was given to President Wilson as he came toward the end of his month daylong speaking tour in behalf of the League of Nations. California, particularly the delightful city of Los Angeles, went wild in its enthusiasm for him and his advocacy of the League, and it was In that state, perhaps, that he did his most successful missionary work. Hiram Johnson, California's former governor, now her United States sena tor, and considered hy her as the most likely Republican candidate for tha presidency in 1920, had before the ar rival of President Wilson, convinced a great number cf citizens that the League as at present formulated was not a good thing. He had told them that the United States, because of it, would be drawn into every petty European quarrel; he argued that we would lose our sovereignty by joining with the European nations. He had blamed the president for assenting to the possession by Japan of the Penin sula of Shan Tung in China. But Mr. Wilson, with clear logic ana with compelling eloquence, answered to the entire satisfaction of Califor nia's people every objection which Senator Johnson had made to the League. And thousands of the state's citizens deserted the Johnson stand ard immediately and rallied to the sup port of the president. Alore than that, they came forward and said, "We were against you, Mr. President, but KavA cleared everything up and LINE MEN ADVANCE. San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 10. Wage increases that Hinge from 50 cents to $1 a day have been secured by organized electrical workers employed 'by the San Antonio Public Service company. All employees in the electrical department are included. STEEL WORKERS UNITE. Pittsburgh. Pa., Oct. 10. Officers of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers report that charters have been issued to locals in Columbia. Charleroi. Glassport. Apollo and Brackenridge, Pa. ; Voungstown. Warren. Cleveland (two locals), and Bridgeport, Ohio, and Clarksburg. W. Va. "Then, Air. Wallis. how can you ex plain this discrimination against your own engines, which you admit are "con structed for less money and develop greater efficiency? What lagical reason can there be for not utilizing to the ful the plants which you are now oper ating less than one-third of the time?" Mr. Wallis hesitated a bit before he made reply, then it came with significant distinctness : "We are compelled to tickle those who tickle us !" Charles M. Kelly, in "Labor." The railroad gamblers in Wall street are demanding that Congress make them a New Year's present of eight million dollars. The railroads have watered their securities by this colossal sum. They now demand that your government and mine shall recognize these fraudulent securities as bona fide and place them as a mortgage on the backs of you and your children and your children's children, in perpetuity. This is easy money ain't it? This is the steal "that Wall street is trying to put over. The railroads of the country are worth from $11,000,000,000 to $13,000, 000,000. That is far more than they cost the owners. But that is what they are worth today according to the stock quotations on Wall street. The Inter state Comm erce Commission has been valuing railroads under the La Follette bill, and from the valuations thus far completed the railroads are worth about $12,000,000,000. But the railroads are claiming a value of $20,000,000,000. They are, demanding that Congress shall recognize the fictiti ous watered securities and insure the owners a minimum of six per cent, in terest upon them. This is the main pur pose of the bills introduced into Con gress by the railway owners. In other words, they demand that the workers of America, the farmers of America, the manufacturers and pro ducers of America, shall pay them a minimum in interest charges of $1,200, 000,000 a year. If they get possession of the roads they may demand $1,600, 000000. The government is now paving the railroads $900,000,000 rental, this is from $300,000,000 to $400,000,000 a year too much. Under the Plumb plan. Congress would pay the railroad owners for every legitimate dollar of value. They would have the railroads valued by the courts and issue government bonds to the owners for the value as fixed. These bonds would pay 4Tj to 5 per cent, in terest. The ch arge upon the pet -pie would be from $500,000,000 to $600,000. 000 a year. The Railroad Brotherhoods have assailed this Wall street steal. And the Plumb plan would save" the workers, the consumers and producers from $600,000,000 to a bill ion dollars a year in interest charges alone. It would "save it for reduced freight and passenger charges, for increased wage.-, for im proving the railway service, for cutting down the cost of living. Organized labor is the only organized force that is fightin.i this steal. rgan ized labor is fighting it for you, for the farmer, for the manufacturer and for 110,000,000 people. No people have ever yet voted them selves into slavery. Yet this is what the railroad owners are proposing and Congress is considering the proposal without a protest. Had it not been for the Plumb Plan League the bill would have been well on the way to passage. As a railroad attorney put it, "the Plum!) plan has torpedoed us com pletely." Labor. OF Forty-four years ago, when the doors of John son's were first opened, the policy of a square deai for the worker was inaugurated and it has never been deviated from by a hair's breadth in all the intervening years. Tiie determination 1o give a full 100 per cent, value for every dollar received has made it essen tially the store of the wage earner who wrants and requires the most he can get for his money. We have never advertised to give two dollars in value for one spent here we don't believe it can be done. We HAVE advertised to give as much or more value for every dollar received as it could possibly HONEST In Union Label attire we carry everything which we can consistently offer our customers in accord with our principle of full value for every dollar. In selecting Union Label Clothing we chose the Morse-Made brand of Boston, a make which has been recognized for its honest value, superior work manship and correct style for over 65 years. If we now we are with you heart ana soui." Still more than that, they let Senator Johnson know that they were no longer with him and that they disap proved of the speaking tour which he himself was making in opposition to the League and so powerful was the volume of public opinion which reach ed him, that the senator almost im mediately abandoned his tour. The Shan Tung question, because of the anti-Japanese feeling which undoubted ly exists along the Pacific coast was the most serious which the president had to answer. He explained to the people that he had been powerless to prevent the rich peninsula from being given to Japan. England and France, through a secret treaty, had promised it to Japan for entering the war and remaining in. It. That treaty had to be carried out. Anyway it was not China that was losing Shan Tung, but Germany, which had seized the terri tory from China in 1898 and held it ever since. Japan had promised, the president explained, to return Shan Tung as soon as the peace treaty was j ratified and it was only through the ; ratification of the treaty with the League of Nations inclusion, that China could ever expect to get her former property back. And she surely would get it back, he declared, through the ratification of the League. There fore, through the same instrumentality no other nation could again prey upon the "Great, patient, diligent, but help less kingdom." As to our being drawn into any European conflict. The pres ident pointed out that no direct action such as the sending of troops to any part of the world to maintain or re store order could be taken by the Council of the League without a unani mous vote of the council members, therefore our vote could at once nega tive any such proposition as sending our soldiers where we did not want them sent. Besides, Mr. Wilson argued, "If you have to quench a fire in Cali fornia you don't send for the fire de partment of Utah." But, he argued, there probably never will be another war, if the League is established, for the members promise either to arbi trate their difference and accept the decision of the arbitrator, lay the dif ferences for discussion and publica tion before the Council of the League for a period of six months, and then, if possible, accept the council's advice. That failing, they agree to refrain from war for a further period of three months and nine months of "cooling off," the president contended, would prevent any armed conflict. These clear explanations satisfied every reasonable hearer and destroyed the "Bugaboos" which Senator Johnson and others had raised against the League. Through rugged Nevada into Utah, the land of Mormons, the president swept to find that those fine people were heartily with him for the League and a per manency of peace. STARVING THE CHILDREN. High Prices Rob Them of Milk, Meat and Other Necessities. In an investigation conducted by the municipal health department ol Xew York City it is found that high prices rob babies, children and adults of need ed foods and retard recovery from ill ness. The investigation was conducted by the nurses of the Bureau of Prevent able Diseases and 2,084 families were studied. THE WORKINGMAN'S STORE VALUE IN UNION LABEL CLOTHING Trade During the Day Our Also At 116 Bank Street, Waterbury, MEMBER OF THE NEW HAVEN TRADES COUNCIL CO-OPERATIVE J 3flT ii IT . Entire Week of Oct. 13 yperion Players Starring A. H. Van Buren in 'What,s Your Husband Doing?' George V. Hobarts Farce Success Seats For All Week Now Selling 1000 Seats at all Matinees, 15c. BUI IOH 5 ELiou Sunday Night : : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday WILLIAM FARNUM in" The Last of the Duanes" "Buck" Duane, son of a killer, abhorred violence but was forced to kill. A Western picture that is real a Zane Grey story. William Farnuni in a vivid, palpitating romance of Texas, from Zane Grey's famous novel. He never drew first but when he drew it meant death. Outlawed and hunted for his life, "Buck" Duane rises to supreme heights through love. EXTRA FEATURE JAMES J. CORBETT SUNDAY NIGHT IN "THE MIDNIGHT MAN." t S . . - t X VAUDEVILLE MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, ! "The New Teacher" -A Corking Comedy Act BERNARD AND SCARTH in "THE TALE OF A COAT" t t MARGARET FRANCOIS AND CO. OTHER STAR ACTS. . Special attention was given to the ( influence of the high cost of living on the j children's dietary. In 193 families the use of bottled milk was given up. In '0 other families milk was entirely eliminated from the children's dietary, am! in 71 the amount used for children was considerably reduced. In .)0 families the use of butter was eliminated for children ; in 191 families the amount used was reduced. Sugar was omitted from the chil dren's diet in 71 families and reduced in 139 families. The use of meat in the bring at any other clothing house in the country; and we have stood back of this promise so well that every one of the 44 years of our existence marks a tremendously increased business. In addition to honest value giving we have always endeavored to make the workingman feel that this is HIS store, that he is welcome and that we want his trade. Courteous attention to his wants is demanded by us from our clerks and willingly given by them. Any purchase which for any reason may prove to be unsatisfactory in the slightest degree is made rigfit. Complete satisfaction to our customers our first object. knew of a better make we'd carry that but we have never heard of one. We handle only standard brands of Union Label Hats, Trousers, Overalls and similar goods. Inferior grades of apparel, whose only recom mendation to the workingman is the fact that they have the union label, are not carried. Honest value comes first in our plan of protection to our customers. Clerks are Free at 6 P. M. CStaifl BSW Hf 1 1 Q B3 B ' Matinee Daily w BP diet of children was given up i families and reduced in Eggs were entirely eliminated n 544 from s and tile diet of children m r. 1 lamilie reduced in 107. In 807 families meat was entirely eliminated. In 388 families the amomu of meat purchased was appreciably re duced. In 882 families eggs were eliminated and in ol5 families butter was eliminated. In studying the convalescence from illness the nurses found that 2S7 eases out of 2,183 were definitely retarded. Til is Every Day Conn. CAMPAIGN MIMIH!lil!III!III!I!!II!!IIHIII!ll!UIfMIMU!l DAILY 1 TO 11. SUNDAY EVENDTG ALL WEEK. Incomparable AND ECKERS1 The Famous Race Track E Melodrama Made Into a Pic- ture of Galloping Speed. j A PRODUCTION OF BIG SCENES E The Railroad Wreck. S The Handicap. The Fight in China Town. E And a Score of Others. THE YEAR'S BIG E PICTURE. Special Added Feature E SUNDAY EVENDTG, E "BETTER TIMES" 1 With All Star Cast. Vaudeville Mon.-Tues.-Wed. E BILLY GOULD & BETTY DAVIS In "The Battle of Paris." S Direct from 14 Months in France. E ALEXANDRIA, Master of Syncopation. 5 GABY BROTHERS & CLARK E Talkative Jugglers. LOUISE VERNON, 1 Tunest Tunes of the Day. WILBUR & LYKE E "You're Next." Thursday-Friday-Saturday il OH, THAT MELOW With William Pollard, Jack Henry, Kathleen Neal and Several Peach Girlies. SANDY SHAW, A Bit o' Scotch. E JACKIE & BILLIE. I Dorothy Southern Trio rFmiimiiimiimmmiiiimniuimumm? due to inability to obtain essentials of life. Among the adults the total amount of wp.-jes lost, in the protracted oeriod, was 841.395. "It may be amazing to many," it is stated, "rliat of these families, repre senting a fairly cross section of con ditions should in Xew York City, 21 per cent, have a total income of $600 a year or less for the support of an aver age family of five persons during the beginning- of 1918. An additional 30.5 had a total income of from $600 to $900 a year, and about 21 per cent, an in come of from $900 to $1,200 a year." 1 1 1 n I y 1 1