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TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Star Mary Pickford, "ThLittle
Sunset Charles Ray, "The Clod
hopper." Liberty Norma Talmadge, "De
Majestic Theda Bara, "Cleopat
ra." Peoples Sergeant Arthur Guy
Empey, "Over the Top."
Columbia Wallace Reid, -"Believe
Globe Sessue Hayakawa, "Each,
to His Kind." "
"Cleopatra," the gorgeous and
spectacular Fox visualization of the
story of the siren of the Nile, with
Theda Bara, famous vampire, as the
queen of Egypt, returns to the Majestic
Theater 'today for a week's engagement
at popular prices. .
This spectacle-story of the love of
Caesar and Anthony , for the beautiful
Egyptian and the dire disaster which
overtook Anthony because of his mad
infatuation, enjoyed a record-breaking
run several months ago at advanced
prices. Bookings did not permit of an
extension of the engagement, but Man
ager Parker secured a return showing
of the production at the earliest pos
Thurston Hall,' who has been leading
man for Dorothy Dalton in recent "pic
tures, plays A:-thony, while Fritz
Leiber, who has played Shakespearean
roles with Robert B. Mantell, is Caesar.
Special war pictures, comedy, and
Pathe news of world events are other
subjects on the programme.
won the Harvard prize. On the etage
it scored a bi& hit, but in pictures. With
a production which overlooked no op
portunity for comedy injections and
such a popular cinema star as Wally
Reid, Its success- seems destined to
entertain millions of Americans.
Anna Little, who has ren - playlni
with Reid in so many recent produc
tions, is seen as the daughter of the
Sheriff who captures MacFarland, . the
forger, almost robs him - his chance
to win the wager, but finally succumbs
to his suit.! . .
The first of the new series of come
dies starring "Smiling" Billy Parsons
will be shown today. These comedies,
which are in two reels, are rated &s
among the best on the screen today.
Mary Pickford in "The Little Prln
cess" and Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel
Normand in "A Farmyard Romeo,'
comprise the fatar Theater film pro
gramme opening this morning.
Mi3s Pickford again portrays the
role of a child in "The Little Princess,"
which is a film version of the Frances
Hodgson Burnett story. Sara Crewe,
the girl of "The Little Princess," is a
. lass of about the same age as Rebecca,
and those whose hearts were capti
vated by Miss Pickford's performance
In that familiar story by Kate Douglas
Wiggin, will see "America's Swaet
heart" in a role equally delightful.
"The Little Princess" is a story of an
Engl'sh boarding house and Of the life
of a little girl who is first the "little
princess," then a slavey, and once again
an heiress and "princess."
"A Farmyard Romeo" serves to in
troduce a farrttaus co-starring team of
days gone "by. Roscoe Arbuckle and
Mabel Normand. Fatty permits of no
co-starring stunts these days and for
that matter, neither does Mabel, who
has graduated from the slapstick
comedies to a "light comedy" job with
, Show Girard Picture.
My rour Years In Germany," a
picturization of Ambassador Glrard's
famous book of the same name, which
has been read by many millions of
Americans and which exposes German
Intrigue prior to the entrance of the
United States into the world war, -will
be given a special showing at the
Liberty Theater at 9 o'clock this morn
Two thousand invitations have been
issued to the exhibition, cards being
sent to state, county and city officials.
Red Cross, ministers, Y. M. C. A.,
Y. W. C. A., presidents of the various
women's clubs, officials of the State
Council of Defense, officers and staff
from Vancouver. ;
George MacFarland, clubman and
gentleman of leisure, bets $20,000 that
he can commit a crime and elude the
police for a year. The story of his at
tempt makes a thrilling and unusually
funny photoplay, and "Believe . Me,
Xantippe," starring Wallace Reid,
seems to offer exceptional entertain
ment at the Columbia Theater, where
It opens a screening this morning.
As a play "Believe Me, Xantlppe"
Romaine 'Fielding has just opened
school of motion picture acting in
nouami, me nana-cuir King, - is re
ported to be negotiating with B. A.
Rolfe for the trmkintc of a serial in
which the mystifier will be the star. A
year or more ago Houdinl signed with
Williamson Bros., makers of the sub
marine productions, but he never posed
Derore the camera.
Jack Pickford is a censor. He's In
the intelligence department of the Navy
ana is censoring rums for export.
Gorman iverry, wno will be remem
bered for his work with Mary Pick
ford and Constance Talmadge, is to be
leading man for Dorothy Phillips.
American films going into Canada
are taxed 3 cents a foot. There is also
a war tax of 15 cents a reel a day for
every day that a picture is exhibited.
Charlie Chaplin's pet superstition: "I
think it's unlucky to be run over by a
Although only 6 years old. Baby Ma
rie Osborne, Pathe star, earns an aver
age of $800 a week.
A young boy of la was visiting Doug
las Fairbanks during the production of
his Artcraft picture. "Say, young fel
What is that yellow stuff on your
face?" asked the youngster.
'That's cameraflauge," replied - Fair
The Educational Films Corporation
of America, announces that beginning
next month it will release a series o
12 single-reelers entitled, "Mexico To
dry." This is the work of George D.
Wright, a young American who ha
been in Mexico City for several years
and in partnership with a native Mex
ican has received extraordinary facill
ties for picturizing all the aspects of
the native life.
Mary Pickford is a busy girl these
days. Her mother Mrs.f Charlotte Pick
ford, is ill at the Sisters' Hospital in
Los Angeles and Mary spends every
spare moment'with; her. Besides which
she is finishing her picture, "Captai
Kidd" and is reading several script
for her new one, with the chances her
next picture may be an Army story.
And, as if this were not enough. Miss
Pickford's lease on her present house
on Western avenue in Hollywood ex
pires shortly and she is house-hunting.
Also she is daily being besieged by real
estate men with offers to sell moun
tains and foothills cheap. , .
The typical young American type of
character " has been definitely decided
to be the style of parts that Qharles
Ray will play-in a number of his fu
ture Paramount Ince pictures. . His
forte is in characters in which he de
picts a youth who is placed under
stress of circumstances and must fight
his way. to. the front by sheer deter
mination and physical as well as men
tal prowess. '
Fannie Ward, the' Pathe' star, has
just finished planting her . war .garden,
but she has ordered, a full set of
"misses" size" garden implements and
will stay on the job till 'harvest time
On her "ranchero" near Los Angeles
Miss Ward has planted a half acre as
a truck garden, and Her most shiningly
bright achievement has been to raise
a crop of celery that sold for $817.10, -
Special Return Engagement by Reqnest!
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- . A woman's wile and smile,
A kiss, a wait awhile,
A longer kiss, a little guile, . -A
serpent's hiss, a thud."
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Amazing, wonderful, fascinating tale of the days of romance
and ancient glory. Old Rome lives again. Egypt and her
vampire queen reincarnated in this most stupendous of all
Far surpassing all other spectacles in its costly
and gorgeous settings and in its countless
of unbelievable beauty.
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ECLIPSE DUE TODAY
Celestial Event Is First Visi
ble Here at 2:38.
CITY 99 PER CENT TOTAL
Hundreds to Leave Portland for Lo
cations Where Wonderful Corona
May Be Viewed Protec- '
tion for Eyes Advised.
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will course diagonally across tha
United States, entering; the Atlantic
ocean at Orlando, Florida. -
' Darkness Not to Be Complete.
Contrary to the somewhat general
belief, darkness will neither be abrupt
nor complete, even at the center of
totality. As the moon's shadow en
croaches on the sun's dine, an en
chanted twilight will fall upon, the
earth, deepening; to the semblance of
a moonlit night, with "spectacular vari
ations, as totality is achieved. I
Then, quite gradually, the fiery rim
tt the sun will reappear and day will
grow again Tho.se mistaken sparrows
who hied tnem to meir roosts as dark
ness fell, will twitter forth again In
quest of bugs doubtless dumbfounded
at the shortest nigni on record.
The weather prediction, is favorable
with no forecast of tain. Though the
dav is" to be fair, according to the
weather bureau, it . is not improbable
that high and scattered clouds, such
as have prevailed for some days, will
be in evidence. These will not neces
sarily blot out the spectacle, though
they will mar . perfection. But the
chances .are equally as good that the
Oregon sky will be llawleba.
Corona Not. Vlible Here.
Portland is . situated beyond the
southern extremity of totality, with
percentage of 99. From this city the
wondrous corona will not be visible,
nor will the sun entirely disappear, for
even at maximum a narrow brilliant
crescent will 4 escape the moon's
shadow. It Is for this reason that many
hundreds of Portland people will travel
today to various points of vantage
where totality may be observed.
One easily attained observation point
to which many motorists will journey
Is Cascade Locks, on the Columbia
Highway, 43 miles miles east of the
city, which lies Just within the border
of totality. Cascade Locks may also
be reached by the O.-W. R. & N.. tak
ing the Pendleton local which leaves
Portland at 7:30 this morning. It is
advisable that those who visit this
point penetrate as far as possible up
the highway, as by so doing they will
approach the center of totality and
prolong their glimpse of the corona.
The highway, owing" to road work, is
open only as far as Herman Creek,
two miles beyond the Locks.
Totality Point Close.
On the lower Columbia Highway both
Goble and Rainier are in the path of
totality. They may be reached by the
Astoria train of Spokane, Portland &
Seattle Railroad, leaving Portland at
7:15 A. M. and 12:35 P. M.. and arriving
at the points of vantage about an hour
and a half later. They may also be
reached by auto over the highway.
Kalama, Wash., in the path of total
ity, may be reached by trains leaving
Portland at I A. M. from the Union Sta
tion and at 1 P. M. from the North
Hank Station, arriving one hour and 15
minutes later, and returning at 8 P. M.
This trip can be made by automobile
over the Pacific Highway from Van
couver. Those who will view the eclipse in
the vicinity of Woodland. Wash., are
advised by the Forestry Service to con
tinue their .trip on the Lewis River
road toward Cougar, thus approaching
nearer to the exact center of totality.
The distance to Cougar-is 30 miles and
the road Is said to be In fair condition
Conarll Crest Vantage Point.
In Portland ' the management of
Council Crest amusement park has
tended an invitation to visitors, with
out admission, to view tho eclipse from
that eminence, the highest local point
above the city.
The period of partial eclipse, or the
time from the first to last contacts, is
approximately two hours and 30 min
utes. The period of totality, when the
moon's shadow completely obscures the
sun. varies from two minutes and two
seconds at Coast points to one minute
and five seconds at Baker.
Professor J. W. Daniels, of Hill Mill
tary Academy, will view the eclipse
and make observations for the academy
at Goldendale. Wash.
"It Is only at this time, when the
overpowering blaze of sunlight Is tem
porarlly prevented, said Professor
Daniels, "by the Intervening body of
the moon from dazing the eye and
blinding the Instrument, that the won
derful flames, leaping hundreds of
thousands of miles into space, and the
still more wonderful corona. Irregular
ly environing these flames and reach
ing out sometimes millions of miles
from the solar body, that these magnif
icent and inspiring features are clearly
visible. At all other times these im
mense flames and the corona are lost
In. the flood of the sun's greater bril
Employes of the District Foresters
office will Journey to Cascade Locks
today tr view the eclipse. At least
five machine loads of forestry experts
will make the trip to the Locks, from
where they will climb to some point of
vantage where the eclipse may be bet
For viewing the eclipse the old meth-
of employing smoked glass will be gen
erally used, though heavily-clouded
camera plates are advocated by
others. None should venture to
view the. eclipse with the naked
eye or with ordinary colored
glasses, as risk is run of serious dam
age to the vision, known as solar
blindness. Always painful, this injury
Is sometimes of permanent nature.
WHEAT LIMIT REACHED
PACIFIC COAST MILLS TO GRIND NO
BURGLARS STEAL WHISKY
Hold Thieves Use Auto Truck lo
Take Liquor In Daylight.
SKATTLK. Wash.. June 7. Burglars,
equipped with an auto truck and oper
ating in broad daylight, early today
broke into a warehouse where $10,000
worth of confiscated whisky was said
to have been stored, and made away
with (3000 worth, it was reported to
the police tonlght.-
The liquor, which was in quart bot
tles inside cans labeled "auto polish,"
had been seised here by Government
agents on December 31 last. In connec
tion with the arrest of Raleigh M.
Faulkner, alleged to be an agent of
illicit whisky dealers.
Fugitives Steal Auto, Forge Check.
SALEM. Or.. June 7. (Special.)
After stealing an automobile from tbe
postmaster at Turner and forging a
check upon I. N. Hughes of Tangent.
George Holland and It- J. Hughes, es
caped men from the Oregon State Hos
pital, were apprehended at Cottage
Grove today. Both of the men escaped
Sunday and both were committed from
Food Administration Not to Permit
Western Plants to Increase Ontpnt.
According; to Message Received.
Coast mills have in many . Instances
already ground 10 per cent more than
their allotted quotas of wheat, and for
this reason can not expect the Food
Administration to permit them to mill
any more wheat. This Is the gist of
a message received yesterday by Sec
retary W. D. a. Dodson. of the Cham
ber of Commerce, In response to the
appeal on behalf of the millers he had
forwarded to Washington.
The telegraphic reply received by
Mr. Dodson was over the signature of
Mr. Dougan. Its text was this:
"Food Administration is not inclined
to favor your wheat milling sugges
tion, since Coast has been allowed to
mill 110 per cent of its quota and
Northwest only allowed to mill "5 per
cent. Was taken up with Grain Cor
poration in New York today by tele
graph, and you will probably hear from
Though the keeping of the official
pledge given the millers now means
inconvenience, expense and loss of
transportation space, it is felt Just and
necesHary that faith be kept with them,
said Mr. Ayer, and the same purpose
is indicated in the message from Wash
ington to Mr. Dodson.
cial.) Registration day, June 6. 140
men who had reached 21 years of age
in the past year registered in the of
fice of the County Auditor for war
service. It was thought that at least
200 would be registered.
Montreal Railroad Man Here.
C. E. Benjamin, of Montreal, general
passenger agent of the trans-Pacific
service of the Canadian Pacific Rail
road, was a Portland visitor yester
day, calling on old friends of the rail
road traffic departments.
HO Itf-glstcr at Vancouver.
VANrOITVER. WKh.. June 7. Sne-
Little Talks on Classified
Better to be canly than 'disap
pointed. Kvery Saturday there are
many advertisers who fall to bring
or telephone their classified adver
tisements to The Oregonlan until
after o'clock, and ads taken after
that hour must be run linden tha
heading "Toti Late to Classify.
If you know what you wih to
advertise in The Sunday Oregonian
it should be a simple matter to pre
pare your copy and Ret it Into The
Oregonlan office before noon today..
You will receive better service and
not be subjected to any annoying
For the convenience of classified
advertisers The Onegonian accepts
classified ads over the telephone,
provided the advertiser is a sub
scriber to the service of either tele
phone company. Call Main 7070 or
A 6095 and ask for "Want Ada."
j Maxwell Automobiles for Sale J
EE Bids are Invited on any or all of four Maxwell automobiles, all more EE
EE or less damaged by water ex. SS. "Burma Maru." These automobiles
H now at Balfour Guthrie Dock. Tacoma, where they may be Inspected
3 upon application to the undersigned.
ZZ Sealed bids marked "Bids for Maxwell Automobiles" must be In the S
EE hands of Johnson &. Hlgglns of Washington, 602 Colman Building.
E Seattle, by 3 P. M. Friday. June 14th. 1918. EE
Certified check for 25 per cent of amount must accompany bids.
Right Is reserved to reject any and all bids. Further particulars may
oe ouiainea irom- uonnson ec xiiggins 01 nasuingion.