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About Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919 | View Entire Issue (July 15, 1916)
3 Days Starting
Salem's ' Only Exclusive
In a Class Separate.
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 15. IMG.
ELLIOTT & SHERMAN I Matinee . 2:15
Evening' - 8:15
D. W. GRIFFITHS'
th Wonder of the World
Decisive Battles of the Civil War! Sherman's March to
the Sea! The Burning of Atlanta and the Flight! Grant
and Lee at Appomattox ! The Tragedy of the Death of
Abraham Lincoln ! Petersburg at the Crest of a mighty in
vasion! How bravely the Mothers and Sisters Did Their
Part! History in Making!
DDIf EC EVENING 50, 75, $1, $1.50, $2 Seat Sale Opens
rKItCj MATINEE 25, 50, 75, $1 Thursday, July W
Mail Orders Now Being Received Positively No Telephone Reservations.
"The Birth of a Nation"
Will be presented in Salem the same as New York, Philadelphia, Boston
Chicago, carrying everything to produce the wonderful effects, and a
Full Symphony Orchestra of Thirty Pieces
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Lillian Gish as Elsie Stoneman In "The Birth of a Nation."
Oue of the most effective minor
scenes in "The Birth of a Nation,"
coming to the Grand Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, July 24, 25 and 20,
shows Mias Elsie Stoneman, daughter
of the "Great Commoner," who led
coiiRress in Lincoln's time, playing a
guitar to solace a wounded rebel officer
in the Patent's Office hospital.
"I haven't known you long," says
the little confederate colonel, Ben Cam
eron, "but I have carried you about
with me for years and years." He dis
plays a hnlf-fnded dauerreotype of the
girl, a picutre she had given her brother
and which had fallen into Ben's hands.
Soothed by her kindness, Bon makes
a rapid recovery. In the second half
of the story, the scene of which shifts
to South Carolina, they are sweethenrts
in the dread time of the second south
ern uprising. To portray the fine flow
er of northern womanhood throughout
' the whole troublous era is the task of
Miss Lillian Gish as Elsie rJtonemau in
I Miss Uish is of the "golden aureole"
blonde type which makes lot photo
graphic boauty. 8he is singularly
graceful, and her features never lose
their piquency in or outdoor scenes,
i The eyes, before the camera, are most
expressive. The acting conveys sincerity
as well as true feminine charm nt leant
' so the New York critics thought. Both
Lillian and Dorothy Gish (the two bo
i ing sisters) are the favorite actresses
I of the studio where B. W. Griffith, the
'director of "The Birth of a Motion"
does his work. It took eight months
I tt itnirn tha f'ivil war an.l rtipmittt rtif.
tion epic. A Elsie Htonemnn figures
in hundreds of scenes from the early
war-time to the end of reconstruction
and her mnrriage to Ben, Lillian Gish
had hardly nu idle moment.
Since the first of February there have
appeared in the Bluebird program of
features, three productions which Lois
Weber, who came into full recognition
for her talents when she directed "The
Hypocrites,'' has been largeiy respon
sible for; and at the Bligh theatre on
Sunday nnd Monday, "The Eye of
God," a fourth subject, in which Miss
Weber ond her able husband, Phillips
iSmnllcy, have the lion's share, will be
In "Hop" the Smalleys not alone di
rected tho production, but Miss Weber
provided the scenario, and with her hus-
Iband, enacted the leading roles. Miss
Weber furnished tho scenario and the
Smalleys directed Marie Walcaiup in
"The Flirt" und the wonderful direc
tion that made "John Necdhain's
Double" a production distinctive
among features is fully credited to the
"The Eye of God" will again have
Tyrone Power's splendid ucting to give
it the impress of a genius in phntopiay
ing. The story and scenario is the work
of .Miss Weber and she will again up
pear upon the screen as co-star with
Mr. Power and likewise assisted Phil
lips Smalley in the direction.
An unusual production, in every way,
is the Bluebird promise, "The Eye of
Uod, a crime film that bids iuir to re
peat the excellent impression "John
Necdham's Double" recorded through
the ertiMry of Tyrone Power and the
skillful direction of the Ninulleys. The
confession of a murderer is recorded in
the passing of five ucts. The interest
in just how the crime was committed
even though the very act is presented in
the pictorial story, is sustained until the
very end when the trickery of the cam
era reveals nn incident that has been
the keynote of perplexity throughout
BUIliDING AT S1LVERTON
Activity in the buliding line has be
gun in this city. A contract was
signed Friday by Thornley & Jones for
the erection of a ono story concrete
block building on Water street be
tween West Main and Oak streets for
Marion Palmer ami E. K. Tavlor who
own the lot adjoining the Ames hard
The biiildiur covers the entire lot
and is to be 42xlM with full concrete
basement, with seven foot walls. Two
store rooms 21x114 will be built. The
contract price of the building is ii'l7"i0.
It is to be a "Made In Oregon" build
ing. The concrete material entering in
to tiie construction is manufactured by
the Hilverton Building Material Co.,
the wood work coming trom local mini
utneturers ami the contractors are lo
cal men. Workmen commenced excavat
ing the basement Monday morning und
the building is contracted to be com
pleted within sixty days. Appeal.
I and Monday
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By Mary Murlllo
TUES., WED., and THURS.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Fannie Ward in
What Hejs Fitted For
Xew York, July 11. Having tried
half a dozen jobs and finding none to
his liking, Walter M. Schilling, agod
18, of Bayonne, N. J., 'wants to be u
slave. Ho so announced today in n,
newspaper advertisement as follows:
"Bright, ambitious, young man, ex
cellent references, willing to work will
sell himself into slavery for his keep.
1 have got to oat. State best prieo."
Schilling said today he had steaded
the public schools, achieved some suc
cess in athletics, and had in turn
been, a newspaper reporter, stock keep
er, accountant in n stjel plant and au
tomobile supply ' salesman. .Most of
these jobs he quit. He said ho w;m
convinced tho world was now against
him and decided upon tho slavery idea
so he could be assured of food. Schil
ling is a lodge member and now Hvom
CITY WILL TAKE HAND
Pan Francisco, July 15. The city
will take action toduy against 12 em
ployes of the municipal railway, ac
cused of attempting to aid the proposed
strike of Vnited iiuilroads platform
men lust night. Tho proposed striko
proved a complete fiasco, only one man
The municipal railway employes aro
declared to have deliberately stopped
their cars on Market street at intersec
tions with United Iiuilroads tracks in ai
effort to block the traffic of the latter
lines. . .
The San Francisco lubor council re
fuses to iudorso any proposed street cui
He, She or Itf
Last time tonight
To-Morrow Jfr vy
Mr. and Mrs.
Formerly Starring in
"DUBLIN DAN" and
BARNEY GILMORE "THE SNB.0AD 10
In Their Own Comedy Skit "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT"
Eastman - Moore
In a Musical Romance
"His Gypsy Sweetheart"
Comedy Singing and Talking
"A BIT OF ENGLISH"
Jennings & Gorman
Note: We have exclusive on
all acts holding Hippodrome
contracts that come to Salem
Tyrone Powers and
Lois Weber in
"The Eye of God," not a
religious play but a great