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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THTJItSDAT, DECEMBER 7 1916.
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TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Majestic Barney Bernard, "A
Prince in a Pawnshop."
Columbia William S. Hart, "The
Sunset Charles Kay, "The De
serter." Star Theodore Roberts, "Anton
Peoples Cleo Ridgiey and Wal
lace Reid, "The Yellow Pawn."
Globe Bryant Washburn, "The
NOT content with completely reno
vating Us Park and Washington
home of the photodrania. includ
ing1 a cjangre in name from the Piclc
ford to the Star, under which, latter
guise it catered to Portland amusement-loving
folk for years, the Peoples
Amusement Company makes a pro
gramme announcement for the new-old
house that includes screening of Mu
tual Chaplins, Mutual Masterpictures,
Paramount, Metro, Pathe, World, Clara
Kimball Young and other pictures rep- '
resenting a "hand-picked" programme.
The contract closed a few days ago
for the appearance or C'.iarlie Chaplin
in all of bis forthcoming Mutual spe
cials, including "The Rink," com
mencing December 10, -is the biggest bit
of local film news In weeks and fur
nished exhibitors with something of a
sensation. The exact figures of the
lease undex which Do Chaplins' will
be shown at the Star are not known,
but a large sum is represented. These
two-reel comedies command as large a
price as the biggest of the five and
Besides the new .Chaplins. the Star
will offer three or four Mutual Master
pictures, ushered in by "Tropic Love,"
which just concluded a successful en
gagement. Richard Bennett, star of
"Damaged Goods," will be seen in "And
the Law Says," while Florence Turner,
Nance O'Neil, Marjorle Kambeau, Mary
Miles Minter and Margarita Fischer
will be presented in Mutual pictures.
"The Little Uirl Next Door," "Purity,"
"The Common Law." "Arms and the
Woman" and "The Struggle" are a few
of the early subjects due for screening
at that house.
"We are making the Star programme
a "hand-picked" programme," says the
manager. "The utmost caution is exer
cised to get only the biggest attrac
tions, making our selections from
among the finest pictures of the best
programmes and not confining our of
ferings to any single programme or
producer or any set or producers. Since
making the many improvements at the
Star it has shown a notable increase
in popularity and i already, running
the big Peoples Theater a race for
patronage. With new Chaplins. the
pick of Mutual stars. Metro, AVorld
and Paramount first-run pictures,
Clara Kimball Youngs and other great
attractions, the Star should prove the
most popular house in Portland for
those who like variety."
"The Yeow Pawn" Is a drama of
Intrigue and jealousy through which
life la presented as a huge chess game.
It la an unusual photodrama, consist
ently leading up t.irough a series of
tense situations to a climax that holds
the spectator's every lota of attention
captive with expectation and curiosity
- as to the outcome.
Wallace Reid and Cleo Ridgiey are
kn admirable pair, ana will rise higher
than ever in public esteem through
their work in this splendid Peoples
Theater offering. Miss Ridgiey is a
half-roguish, half-seductive heroine
OUCH! LUMBAGO !
RUB IT ON BACK
Rub Away Pain, Soreness, Stiff
ness, Backache, With
"St. Jacobs Oil!
Ah! Pain is gone!
Quickly? Yes! ; Almost' Instant re
lief from soreness, stiffness, lameness
and pain follows. a gentle rubbing with
"St. Jacobs Oil."
Apply this soothing, penetrating oil
directly upon the ache, and like magic,
relief comes. St. Jacobs Oil' conquers
pain. It Is a harmless backache, lum
bago and sciatica relief, which never
disappoints, cannot injure and doesn't
burn or discolor the skin.
Straighten upl Stop those torturous
stitches. In a moment you will for
get that you ever had & back, because
It won't hurt or be stilt or lame. Don't
suffer! Get a small trial bottle of "St.
Jacobs OH" from your druggist now
and, get tills, lasting relief. nA4v
and Mr. Reid Is an Irresistibly hand
some young lover.
The play has an unusual amount of
suspense and interest, with a third
degree climax that Teally grips the
spectator. The story opens with a
close-up of a chess board, with the
various characters the pawns, which
the hand of fate mores over the board.
"The Yellow Pawn" is a Chinese house
boy, servant in the employ of an ar
tist, Jim Weldon. and this Oriental
devotion to his master gives a decided
human touch to the drama.
Sen Yat, the Chinese boy, kills a
profligate cousin of Weldon when he is
robbing the servant's master. Weldon
is in love with Kate Turner, wife of a
Jealous district attorney. She was in
his rooms the night of the murder, and
the officials try to discover the iden
tity of the woman in the case, and pick
upon Kle's sister as the guilty one.
An elaborate third-degree ordeal is
framed 'and Weldon is advlsed.to kill
himself as the only way to protect the
woman. Kate, who Is hiding in an ad
Joining room, rushes In to prevent the
suicide. The district attorney, also in
hiding, is about to fire on the couple
when Sen Yat stabs htm and then con
fesses to the first murder.
Selig Tribune news weekly is an In
teresting subject screened.
"The Deserter," which ranks anion
the screen triumphs of that nmni.r
young star, Charles Ray, will be th.
aunset Theater's strong photoplay of
lenng lor today. Fav Tlnrhr ,.
"black and white Brirl" of th hini.
costume effects, will be seen in th
laughable Triangle comedy "Laundry
"The Deserter" is a nt
jne on me rrontier. which n four
ago meant Indian fierhtinsr i,,,
the role of an army officer, who loses
u. ana manes himself liable to
toun-martiai by an outburst follow
1 n er overindulc-dnoA 4 tt. i .
and sinks to the level of the scum of
lreDU. ut recovers his manhood
when he realizes the fate in store for
wiiilo women at tho nT.mv tiA.t 1 1
ing a sudden redskin imWaino- rpi.
. " f i iir
Storv IK llnliciiallv 1 , .. . j
- --r auiaiiu, presents
wonderful photographic effects, and at
w.c nme possesses a wealth of
, who vt 'ine mosr
DODUlftr I JtqliV nhnAnln.,A.
j w.v(iia7ciB diiu per
haps the leading character actor of the
oicen. win De seen at the Star Th
ator today in "Anton the Terrible,"
thrillinir storv'nf T?iiciQ nniui t
trigue, written hjr Jules Eckert Good-
nt On f-nn. . 1, mi . r . .
WiC xiiumas n. uzeii story.
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oa wnn jvir. Koberts.
As head of the Russian secret police
"Anton, the Terrible." Roherts is said to
have a role in which he excels any of
his former charanterlKntfnc tu
story, which was published in the Sat
urday Evening Post, is a modern one,
dealing with the intrigues in the Rus-
scuerai mail soon after the out
break of the war. Anton, chief of
police, is reallv a
a clever woman, to save her lovr, suc-
ccui, in napping Anion, is told in a
startling manner. ,
A two-reel Vogue comedy will be
another feature on the bill.
Barney Bernard, of "Potash and
Perlmutter" fame, is the Majestic The
ater photodramatic headliner on the
new programme commencing today.
Bernard is the star of a "Prince in a
Pawnshop." a five-reel Greater Vita
The famous comedian is cast in th
role of David Solomon, a Hebrew of
pnuaninropic tendencies. He has an
unusual philosophy of life, extorting
money from the rich without scruple,
but in dealing with the poor allows
more tnan tne value of the pawned
articles would warrant.
In support of Bernard 'are Edith
Hunter. Harry McOarry. Charlotte Ives
Lester Bernard. Brinsley Shaw and
little Bobby Connelly.
An L-KO comedy and Pathe News
will complete the bill.
"William S. Hart, the screen's premier
"bad man." who is today rated as on
of the biggest drawing cards of fllm-
dom, will continue In his role of en
tertainer at the Columbia Theater
throughout the week in "The Devil's
Many admirers of Hart declare that
this Is his best picture. The story is
ainerent rrom me usual Hart picture,
for, while he is presented as a gun
fighter and bowie-wielder of the sure-
death variety, the bad man deserts the
gambling table to become an artist's
model. He does It, not because he
enjoys posing, although, truth to tell,
he is somewhat flattered to be chosen
a a -double of Xiucifer, but to be near
YOU CAN SAY WHA T
but you cannot deny that
by picking the choice from
all the film companies in
stead of running the whole
output ofm one we must
be able to offer better
and more uniform pro
grammes than you can see
SEE THIS SUNDAY
Clara Kimball Young in
the artist's wife, with whom lie has
fallen in love.
The death of the artist, the battle for
the woman nd the struggle within
"Bowie" Blake between the bad and
long-dormant good, furnish material
for an unusual photodrama. .
Blllie Burke, star of "Gloria's Ro
mance," and mother of Miss Patricia
Burke Ziegfeld, will return to the stage
about February 1 in a comedy drama.
This is to be her first appearance in
legitimate drama since "Jerry." She
was with Triangle In "Peggy" and
with Kleine In the 20-chapter serial.
Burr Mcintosh, who was Walllngford
in the Pathe serial of that name, filed
papers of bankruptcy in New York
recently. His assets were nil and lla-
blllties something more than $12,000.
He gave his occupation as a photog
rapher. " '
Charlotte Walker, who is filling an
engagement with Thanhouser, is to
open about Christmas on the speaking
stage in a new play written by Hubby
Eugene Walter, entitled "Pussy-Foot
Marjorle . Rambeau's appearance in
pictures will not Interfere with her
Broadway success, "Cheating Cheat
ers." She will work under Frank Pow
ell 1 in a series of light photodramas.
and continue at the Eltinge Theater.
Helen Arnold, one of the winners of
Photoplay Magazine's "beauty and
brains" contest," who was given a
prominent part in Frohman's "The
Witching Hour." soon will be seen In a
Jay Dwiggins, the comedian of the
Eastern Vitagraph Company, known as
"Bunny's Little Brother," is -in Cali
fornia to absorb the climate and im
bibe health. But Mr. Dwiggins is not
only absorbing climate and health, for
he has been gobbled up by a very well
known company and will again face
the batteries of cameras in a very short
Edwin Arden, who wifl be particular
ly remembered askthe star of the pic
turizatlon of Locke's "The Beloved Vag
abond," is now playing a stock engage
ment at Providence. R. I.
Jessie Arnold, known to Broadway
for her work In "What Happened to
Mary" and with William Collier in
Never Say Die, has quit the Universal
Company and is now leading woman at
the Wigwam Theater, San Francisco.
New Tork publications are devoting
much space to the effort In New York
to revive an old blue law calling for
the closing of motion-picture theaters
on Sunday. Of course that old law did
not specify pictures, but the pro-blues
are trying to make the application.
Rollin S. Sturgeon, for so long a time
identified with the Vitagraph Company.
has been roped in by the Famous Play-exs-Lasky
Company and his first pro
duction will be staged at the Holly
Frank Corzage Is playing opposite
Miss Murray in her newest screen play.
The Mormon Girl," the sort of a forty-
niners' production that the Laskys know
best how to gild. Mr. Borzage Is enjoy
ing himself galloping around on buck
ing ponies, 'neath golden California
sun rays, for the benefit of ""Old One-
Eye to record It.
The Lasky studio has a property man
named Tate who because of his speed
has been dubbed "Hes-l-Tate," all of
which will some day cause the loss of
June Caprice has got the riding-habit.
She bought it for use In the new pho
toplay upon which she has Just begun
After an absence from screen work
for several months, Fritzl Brunette has
returned to the Sellg Company to enact
a leading role In an eight-reel Selig
special now in course of production
.under the direction of Colin Campbell.
William H. Tooker, who plays oppo
site Virginia PearBon In a forthcoming
William Fox production, is a reader in
the First Christian Science Church In
New York City.
Robert Cummlngn supports Ethel
Barrymore in "The Awakening of Hel
ena Ritchie." to be released early this
il if S if V
Te Deeerter" m
a play of the fron
tier (lay full of
thrilla, her o ii m
and Indiana but
a o exceptional 1 a
the detail, the
acting and theK
that the rcanlt ia .
tribute to the de
velopment of the
llcnt art. It la an
different from the
old - time " Weat-
. e r n pictures aa
night im from day,
and It unprecc
d e n ted auccesa ia
that thia claaa of
produced on auch
lavish acale aa
"The DenfrtCT," ii
aa popular today
. aa ever.
FRAUD CHARGE FAILS
Judge Gatens Dissolves Keep
' Injunction Against Project.
PERMIT TO BE. .RENEWED
Court Holds Sale Complained of Was
Sanctioned and Statement Made
That Valuable Stock Still
Waits for " Plaintiff.
Charges of conspiracy and fraud
made by Joseph R. Keep against E. E.
Miller, Pqrtland attorney, which would
have involved J. L. Hartman. E. B. Mc-
Farland, W. S. Chapman and R. .S.
Howard, have been found unsupported
by facts and mythical by the decision
of Circuit Judge Gatens denying a per
manent Injunction and dissolving the
temporary one issued enjoining Mr.
Miller from further development of
the Waplnitia irrigation project.
A direct outcome of the decision will
be the automatic rescinding by Cor
poration Commissioner Schulderman
of the order revoking, the license of
the Wapinitia Irrigation Company,
which tied up operations of this $1,000,
000 project in Wasco County.
Sanction of Sale Is Issue.. '
The only question taken Into con
sideration by Judge Gatens was
whether or not Keep had knowledge
of, and sanctioned the sale of the Clear
Lake Irrigation Comaany holdings to
the Wapinitia Irrigation Company. On
this point. Judge Gatens declared in
court, rested the question of fraud in
Keep was indicted for forgery in
Wasco County in 1913 and sentenced to
the penitentiary. On March 26, 1912,
he assigned his stock in the Clear Lake
company to Mr. Miller for voting pur
poses. Creditors were about to have a
receiver appointed for the company
when this -was-done. The chief cred
itors consented to this arrangement, on
the condition that they have the direc
tion of the affairs of the concern. Con
sequently they were elected . to the
board of directors. .They are Messrs.
Hartman, Howard. McFarland and
Subsequently the Clear Lake project
was sold to the Wapinitia Irrigation
Company, which was formed to take
over the development work.
Depositions of members of the board
of directors were to the effect that
Keep knew of this sale and advocated
The stock which had been voted by
Mr. Miller for Keep was practically
valueless after this sale, so, when it
was returned to Keep, with It was of
fered 60,000 shares In the new VS apl
nitia company and $5,000 In bonds of
the concern. This offer waa refused
at the time, it was alleged by the de
fense, by Keep for fear that thejvalu-
-'til Saturday Night
in the Absorbing Para
mount Mystery Play
"The Yellow PaWri
an Ince picture whicH rivals " Civilization"
Another Choice Keystone
Fay Tincher in "Laundry Liz
able stock would be attached by nu
merous creditors. It is still to his
credit In the Wapinitia company, and
Is his upon demand today, asserts Mil
ler. - S.' B. Huston represented Mr. Miller
in the action; C. A. Sheppard. R. A.
Coan and J. A. Mears appeared for
Keep. ' Attorney Mears filed the ac
tion as trustee for Keep, who has been
convicted for forgery in the Circuit
Court' of Multnomah County' and Is
awaiting the outcome of an appeal.
ONLY 4 VIADUCT BIDS MADE
Loss of Interest ln Grade-Crossing
Project Cause Surprise.
' ' , ' '
Four bids, all from Portland, con
tractors, were received yesterday for
the viaducts and other construction
connected with the elimination of grade
crossings along the line of .the O.-W. R.
& N. on the East Side. The small
number of bids was a surprise to the
engineering force in charge,, great : In
terest having been shown in the project
by contractors all over the United
The bids received were as follows:
Pearson Construction Company, $561.
282.45; Grant Smith & Co.. $576,413.13;
Warren Construction Company, $576,
379.11; Porter Bros. Company, $540,000.
Commissioner Dieck started . yester
day a tabulation of the bids. He re
ports that the totals include a number
of alternate bid Mr. Dieck says that
apparently the Pearson .Construction
Company is the lowest bidder.
PHONE TAX IS PROTESTED
Home Company Claims Exemption
Now at St. Johns.
The Home Telephone Company has
filed a protest with the city against the
city enforcing taxation provisions
against the part of the telephone sys
tem In St. Johns. It is claimed that
since , the annexation of St. Johns to
Portland the St. Johns system should
be handled under the Portland fran
chise instead of the St. Johns provisions
being enforced along with additional
exactions in the Portland laws govern
ing public utilities.
The Council yesterday referred the
question to City Attorney LaRoche for
investigation and report,
TODAY "SAFETY FIRST" DAY
Lecture to Be Given Motorists and
Cars to Bear Warnings.
Today will be observed as "Safety
First day" among the automobilists of
Portland, and most of the cars on the
streets will be stamped with large red
stickers bearing fthls proclamation:
"Safety first. Today and hereafter the
driver on the right has the right of
way; turn the corner Bquarely." More
than 2000 of the stickers have been
distributed through the members of the
Dealers' Motor Car Association of Ore
gon. Pamphlets outlining the provisions of
the new traffic ordinance will be dis
tributed among motorists today under
A new Cartoon Comedy,
too and Selig News at
Portland's favorite, the
the direction t H. P. Coffin, Commis
sioner of Public Safety. Mr. Coffin Is
planning to deliver a number of safety
first lectures among groups of motor
ists and the first will be delivered to
day at the Meier & Frank garage.
HIGHWAY TRIP HERALDED
Delegates to Pythian Convention
Carry Praise Into Kast.
The trip up the Columbia River High
way by the delegates to the 'Knights
of Pythias convention last Summer has
blossomed "Into innumerable laudatory
articles In the newspapers of the cities
and states to which they returned.
A copy of the September number of
v Beginning Today
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x Creator of "Abe Potash" in Montague Glass' Play,
"Potash and Perlmutter" in
A Prince In
a Pawn Shop
The Story of a Man1 Who Loved
His Neighbor as Himself.
the Missouri Pythian, published at
Springfield, Mo., official organ of the
grand lodge of that state, contains an
article by Dan V. Herlder, describing
the trip in most enthusiastic terms.
The article covers the whole front pa'a
of the paper. Mr. Herider characterizes
the highway as one of the wonders ot
America and declares Multnomah Falls
the "most entrancing" scenic attraction
in the country.
Prune Packing Starts.
EUGENE. Or.. Dec 8. (Special".)
Work of packing prunes at the Cres
well cannery has commenced with a
force of 20 workers. The number of
employes is to be Increased to 40 as
soon as possible. The prunes belong
to Dr. L. D. Scarborough, who had
Three Days Only