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fHE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 3, 1916.
American Bar Association
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The American Bar association has
just closed its thirty-eighth annual
session at Chicago, after a week of
strenuous business. More than 1,000
delegate from everjr state and ter
ritory and the colonies were In evi
dence. Nebraska was represented by
twenty-six delegates, including Su
preme Court Judges Letton and Mor-
.'. risey and Dean William G. Hastings
, of the Nebraska Law school.
. Ex-Senator Elihu Root of New York
and former secretary of state- as
.president of the association, opened
' the session. His address, "Public
Service by the Bar," had a greater
i significance as a public document than
; a message to lawyers only. Within
its lines can be read the opinion of
-this statesman of 'the after-effect of
the war upon America in the world-wide
competition which must follow.
The keynote of his speech was, that
Americans, after the war, in order to
hold their place in the new adjust
ment of the world competition, must
increase their efficiency and conserve
their powers. In the world's work
Jteener competition in all economic
activities of human endeavor will
come. - The warring nations return
ing to peaceful competition of produc
tion and commerce will have a vastly
- 'increased power to compete. And the
necessity to repair the enormous
waste and to supply the pressing de
' mands will be spurred by their train
ing of hardship and sacrifice.
There must be a change of the in
dividual attitude toward the govern
ment of trying to get something out
of the country and in trying to shirk
the responsibility to serve it. Our
minds have been filled with the as
sertion of our rights and we have
thought too little of our duty. Na
tional strength requires the spirit of
solidarity among the people of the
nation. Sectional or class misunder
standing and hatred or dislike are ele
ments of vital weakness. To be strong
a nation'" citizenship must be a title
. to friendship and kindly interest
' among all her citizens, where the
' people will be one for all and all for
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One. inc Iglgnia "U fjlivucgcs, mc
property and liberty and life of every
" American, whether he be at home or
in Mexico or in the far east, on land
or sea, are our concern ana tne con
' cern of each of us.
The test of efficiency as applied to
.i-- i . i : ,L ,1,.,
there is no country in the world in
which, the doing of justice is bur
dened by such heavy overhead
charges. The delays of litigation, the
badly adjusted machinery of adminis
tration and the technicality of proced
ure cause enormous waste 1 he product
is disproportionate to the plant and
tti wnrltntr fnrr Th rfla with
which' admission to the bar is secured
in many jurisdictions has crowded the
par wi(n more lawycia Mian aic nccca
:tsw it An th-hiieinan Tf til law
" 'ira-V f,ia!naa ' ur r rnnrltirtf1 lilr
' the business of any great industrial
' ficiency at least cost, a considerable
. percentage of the 114,000 practicing
lawyers would be discharged.
At the closing session. Senator
' George ' Sutherland of Utah was
elected oresident of the association;
and Saratoga, N. Y.. was the general
. preference tor tnemeeting tor
i The Nebraska officers elected are
Frank M. Hall of Lincoln, vice presi
' dent for Nebraska; Matthew A. Hall
of Omaha,, member :. of the general
committee; Charles S.. Elgutter .and
William C. Fraser of Omaha, Judge
Ernest B. Perry of Cambridge - and
Judge William E. Stewart of Lincoln,
members of the local council. . v
Nebraska' lawyers have been intir
' mately identified with Jhe American
Bar association. . The relationship as
sumed prominence when James E.
, Woolworth of Omaha was elected its
nineteenth president in 1896, and the
.fellowship was welded all the strong-
er with the succession of Charles F.
', Manderson, also of Omaha, as- its
.. twenty-second president. Mention
. also must be made -of Frederick W.
Lehmann, president of .the associa
tion in 1908, although credited to St.
Louis, was reared in Nebraska City,
i where he first hung out his shingle.
It is not recorded that any. other
state, with the possible 'exception of
. New York, drafted from its distin
guished lawyers three presidents for
this venerable organization. And it
was on the cards of the association
'.o nave scieccea anotner umana law
yer for1 its president, the late lament
ed Ralph Breckenridge, had his
promising life not been cut short by
accident three years ago.
One need only run over the pro
grams of the annual meetings of the
American Bar association to find how
prominently Nebraska lawyers have
figured in its proceedings. A session
of the association would indeed be a
dull place if it did not include one of
the masterful orations of Henry D.
Estabrook, or a scholarly address
from Roscoe Pound, now professor
at the Harvard LXw school. The an
nual dinners of the association have
had on the toast cards William F.
j Gurley, of course, from Omaha, and
that wit, the Mark 1 wain ot Nebras
ka, who never fails to set the table in
a roar, Jphn 'F. Dryden of Kearney.
In the more technical work of the
association which has for its objec:
the advancement of the science of
jurisprudence, the promotion of the
administration, of justice and the se
curing of ' uniformity of legislation
throughout the United States, appear
many Nebraska names. Kaiph Breck
enridge for many years was chairman
of the committee on insurance; Wil-
D. 'McHugh and Matthew A. Hall
have served as members ot the gen
eral council for Nebraska; J. A. C.
Kennedy, John J. Sullivan, John L.
Webster, William J. Hastings, dean
of the law school of the University
of Nebraska; Frank Irvine, some time
commissioner of the Nebraska su-
preme court, later dean of the law
school of Cornell university, and now
one of the public service commission
ers of New York; Henry H. Wilson
of Lincoln and others are serving, or
have served, the association on many
important committees. More than
100 members of the Nebraska bar.
representing at least 10 per cent of
the lawyers of the state, are enrolled
in its membership.
In its nearly forty years of exist
ence the association has corrected
many abuses. To begin with it has
been instrumental in raising the stan
dard of legal education and the re
quirements for admission to the prac
tice, thereby insuring to the public
men trained in their profession with
the same care and fidelity as the phy
sician of the first rank . The associa
tion has adopted a code of ethics of
purging the, profession of unworthy
members. It has recommended stan
dards of conduct for judges to win the
respect of the people in the integrity,
impartiality and ability of Mie judi
ciary. In and out of season the asso
ciation has labored to simplify the
administration of law in courts and to
speed up its procedure, advocated by
such authority as ex-President Taft
and Elihu Root. ' Who could expect
less when such men as Woodrow Wil
son and Charles E. Hughes are en
rolled as members? One of its most
beneficial efforts has' been directed to
secure uniform state laws in such vi
tal matters as marriage and divorce,
workmen's compensation laws, bills
and notes, sales, land registration
acts, warehouse receipts and such
other laws of our forty-eight separate
states which affect interstate interests
or the rights and remedies of citi
zens in their family and property re
lations. . To jcorrect such a mockery
on justice as a marriage after di
vorce is valid in Nevada, but invalid
in New York, with all the attending
legal confusion which may arise from
the legitimacy of children, the right
of heirship, the devolution of proper
ty in such a case, falls within the
province, of the American Bar asso
ciation; -: . '-'. "f ...
To enfertain the American Bar as
sociation in annual convention, rep
resenting a membership v of lu.uuu,
would do honor to any city. With
all the prestige of Nebraska lawyers
it has not yet been the good fortune
of Omaha to be placed on the list. It
is not improbable, however, that
Omaha will be selected its conven
tion city in 1918, for the policy of the
association is to alternate its sessions
annually between the east and west.
The association goes east again in
Your visiting lawyer is a man of
discretion and good taste; he requires
the best there is tor both his physi
cal and intellectual well-being. And
when he attends the annual sessions
of his national society he seeks both
recreation and pleasure, for all work
and no golf makes him indeed a dull
fellow.' With good grace the Amer
ican Bar association may be Invited
to meet in Omaha in 1918.
Hipp Management Promises
Mnritnrinnc Wonl'e Dill
: A bill of considerable merit is offer
ed Hipp patrons for the coming week,
according to Manager Bilz. A World
feature will be on today and Monday,
. when Frances Nelson, E. K. Lincoln
and June Elvidge will be starred by
w. a. Braay in ine Aimignty collar."
' . -xuesaay, vvcancsuay mu xnursaay,
" comes "Driftwood" one of the most
heralded pictures, one tnat played a
week in a Kansas City house at in
creased admission price.
Friday and Saturday the manage
ment presents Christine Mayo, Paul
"Shay and Joseph Burke in "A Fool's
Paradise." As a feature production
this number comes well recommended
from other cities where it has been
Mixed Films and Features
Programed at the Omaha
A program of mixed films and five
reel features will be shown at the
Omaha for this week. Today's bill
'calls for three dramas.' "The Panel
Game," "Weapons of Love," and
"Knights of the Knight." Monday,
Gail Kane will be seen in a World
feature, "Paying the Price." Tuesday
' will show a Laemmle program of
dramas and comedies. Wednesday,
Ella Hall in "Little Eve Edgerton,
a Bluebird feature. Thursday is Mary
Boland in "The Price of Happiness,
a World feature. Friday, Louise
Lovely will be seen in "The Grip of
Jealousy." Saturday night a Laemmle
program bill will be shown.
Manager Finch Bills
Manager Finch, at the Diamond,
has billed a promising program for
the coming week. Today the bill calls
for "Far From the Maddening
Crowd," with Florence Turner in the
leading role. "Jerry's Celebration"
will furnish the laughs. Monday,
Jack Richardson will be seen in "El
Diablo." Tuesday, the thirteenth epi
sode of "The Secret of the Subma
rine." Wednesday, a Mutual pro
gram with short dramas and com
edies. Thursday, an American drama,
with Edward Coxen and Lizette
Thorne, called "The Key." Friday,
the fourth episode of "Liberty." and
Saturday, a drama in four reels, en
titled, "Rumpelstilskin," and a Fal
Promised at the Palm
Mr. Freeman, ' manager of the
Palm theater, Fourteenth and Doug
las, has engaged the Lew Rose stock
company of Chicago to appear every
day in connectibn with the regular
picture show. . They will make their
debut Thursday, September 7, with
a lively comedy farce, with lots of
dancing, song and comedy. The pic
ture feature for today is "The Girl
from Frisco," , featuring Helen
Holmes in the episode, 'Through
Talented Organist Now
Playing at the Muse
Edward Horton, a talented organ
ist, is now playing at the Muse thea
ter. Mr. Horton has just finished an
engagement of more than a year at
the Casino- theater in Des Moines,
where he attracted the comment of
the public and the press. Previous
to his Des Moines engagement he
played in St. Paul's and Denver's
best theaters, Omaha people who
beard Mr. Horton at the Friday and
Saturday performances at the Muse
are irenernua In hJr nnU, I,;.
ability to "play the pictures."
Mother of Five Fined for
Taking Wheat from Cars
Mrs. Mary Pecha was fined SI and
costs by Justice Claiborne on a charge
of stealing 300 pounds of wheat which
she swept from emptied grain cars.
She has five children.
cw4 ImtaA - 1 'v ,nV voli
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is the central figure, this time in new
surroundings and affected by person
alities that bring out all his wonder-,
.ful spiritual qualities. Edward E.
Rose, the author, has made a feature
of the comedy in the characters of
Bridget Malley and Patrick Shea, sep
arated by some perverse whim of life,
but reunited through the kindness of
Edward E. 'Rose is the author of
"The Little Girl that God Forgot,"
a new melodrama which will have its
first local presentation at the Boyd
theater for four days commencing
next Sunday matinee, with matinee
Wednesday. The story of "The Lit
tle Girl that God Forgot" is not sac
rilegious, but a clean story with a
moral lesson told in the best vein of
the most prolific writers of "best sell
ers" in play form.
Three girls who defy the laws of
gravitation are the feature of the bill
opening at .the Empress today for the
first four days of the week. "The
Aeroplane Girls" is the name of the
offering and they undertake feats that
range from acrobatic to contortion,
their only support being the bars of
the (lying trapeze attached to a re
volving machine. The largest per
forming bear in the world, known as
Sullivan's bear, appears on the same
bill. His training ranges from riding
an automobile to dressing like a reg
ular boulevard dude. John A. West
and company present a comedy, sing
ing and talking sketch, and Manning
and Lee a real classy novelty in
vaudeville.. . . '
Dave Ma'rion's musical revue, "The
World of Frolics," is the attraction at
the popular Gayety theater until next
Friday night, with daily ' matinee.
Coming as it does, direct from an
engagement at the Columbia theater,
Chicago, where it was played 154
times to more than 150,000 paid ad
missions, in its all-summer run, "The
World of Frolics" brings to burlesque
a record for pleased audience that has
never been equalled in the history of
that form of entertainment. Tomor
row there will be a grand Labor day
matinee at 3 o'clock. Today's matinee
starts at the same time.
FOUR DAYS-Stirting TODAY
Borglum Piano School
2661 Douglas Stmt.
Autuit M. BorRlum, Madam Borglum
(Pupila of Wafftr Swanta)
Parla Harmony Public Ptrformanea.
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The Largaat on the Stage
Aeroplane Girli .
Sensational Novelty Gymnasts.
John A. West & Co.,
Musical Comedy Sketch, '
Manning and Lee
Singing and Talking Oddity.
Best and Latest Photo-plays
HILE the calendar suggests
that this is the time for
opening the winter-season
of activity at the Omaha
theaters,' the schedule in
1 sight shows about as lit-
allurement as any ever
here. Today the Boyd
with an offering of melo
drama at DODUlar nrices; tne Ur-
pheum and Gayety are already in
line, and next Sunday the Brandeis
will present a film play, and a week
later the Krug starts a new stock
company on a forty-week journey.
Nowhere does anything of real inter
est or merit appear. Some worth
while attractions are tentatively prom
ised for later in the season, but noth
ing definite.' This may be an echo
of the situation in New York, where
the new season began a week ago,
but so far, with only revivals of last
season's farces and a couple of new
comedies on old lines absolutely
nothing of real consequence; There
the producers are promising, that
something may be done later in the
season, but all seem to be under the
influence of the bugaboo of the
movies and the approaching election.
It is a bad time, the managers argue,
to undertake any pretentious produc
tion, for the people are so excited over
politics they will pay no attention to
the theater. This condition prevails
each four years, so those who expect
to get any pleasure at the play may
as well make up their minds to wait
for at least two months. What will
happen then not even the New York
moguls can tell. '
It was bruited about New York last
week that the Shuberts were trying
to lure E. H. Sothern back to the
stage, promising him a most tempting
return for twenty-six weeks ot tour
ing in "If I Were King." Mr. Sothern
has not given a definite answer, and
It may be he will recall his "farewell,"
and take one more trip around the
cities in which he has been more
popular than he ever was in New
York. The further gossip of Gotham
Is that Willie Collier, Robert Edeson
and several other actors are to be
brought back from the photo studios
and given an opportunity once more
to play in honest-to-goodness plays,
where flesh and blood is presented to
the public, and not shadow But
this is not verified, and may be only
a bit of press agent's chatter One
thing against its likelihood is that
neither of the persons mentioned is
devoid of ability, each having proved
capacity and understanding as an
actor, thereby eliminating themselves
from the general scheme of the Broad
way producer, who only seeks expe
rience when he is employing such
stars as Al Jolson and Frank Tinney.
One item of interest to those-who
still take the theater seriously and
there are a few such is contained in
a letter received during the week from
Dr. Charles William Wallace. He
says he has engaged himself to de
liver a series of lectures in the United
States this winter on his Shakes
pearean research work, beginning in
November. The Omaha section of the
Drama league is interested to the ex
tent that an effort will likely be made
to secure Dr. Wallace for an evening
here, The more definite announce
ment will be made later.
Miss Tina Leone, who is to be lead
ing woman at the Krug when it
opens, will, according to the press
agent, give readings from her own
writings at noon each day at some
factory, The press agent goes on
with the statement that "Miss Leone
seeks rest and health, hence her com
ing to Omaha." As she will only be
Municipal Swimming Pools v
Are to Close for Season
The swimming nools at Riverview
and Spring Lake parks will be closed
far the season tonight, at the close
of the day's patronage. Municipal
beach at Carter lake will be open on
Labor day and that will be the last
of the season.
Parents Appeal to Police
To Locate Missing Children
Mrs. Bessie Beigh, 2120 Harney
street, is trying fo locate her daugh
ter, Lottie Lancaster, 18 years old,
who lett home August 31, L, U
asked to play ,seven nights and-four
matinees each week, besides attend
ing a daily rehearsal, one might be
pardoned for asking what Miss Leone
Would do if she took a notion to get
busy. .... . ...
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The Krug opens Saturday evening,
September 16. The opening play- will
be Augustus Thomas' "Arizona.1 Wil
liam's Select players will be equal in
every phase to a masterful presenta
tion, says Manager '6111' Cole.. The
regular announcement will be made
of the opening of the box office,' and
until then no seats will be laid away.
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Hawaiian, Egyptian, Greek and
East Indian dances will be the head
line feature of this week's bill at the
Orpheum theater, presented by Miss
Evan Burrows Fontaine. Her produc
tion is one of the most lavish ever
offered in vaudeville. Kenneth Har
lan, who will be remembered as an
associate of Gertrude Hoffman, is
one of the members of her company.
"An Innocent Bystander", is Homer
Miles' latest sketch, in which he is
supported by Helen Ray, In the pre
sentation of his latest sketch he has a
company of five people. Leipzig, card
manipulator, wears a handsome medal
presented to him by a society of Eng
lish magicians. Edward Miller and
Helene Vincent,' vocalists, present a
musical comedy sketch called "In the
Cool of the Evening," "The Girl In the
Moon" is a spectacular singing nov
elty with a mystical and charming
finish. A dainty maid sails out over
the audience, sitting on a new moon.
She sings as she goes and drops pretty
blossoms. A musical act Is offered by
Harry Stettner, 'cellist, and Edna
Bentz, pianist. Equilibrists and foot
jugglers are the three Kitaro brothers.
The Orpheum Travel weekly is to
show Cairo, Egypt; the Gulf of Ton
quin, Indo-China, and lovely Catsol
The Orpheum announces' for the
week of September 10 Melville
Ellis and Miss Irene Bordon! as the
headline attraction. Mr. Ellis has
distinguished himself as an American
piano virtuoso and Miss Bordoni is a
French chanteuse and Paris favorite.
"Honor Thy Children," a playlet by
Samuel and Clara Llpman, which has
been meeting with success, comes to
the Orpheum as a special feature at
traction of the bill for the week of
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Accompanied by a full symphony
orchestra and a chorus of California
Mission singers, "Ramona," W. H.
Clune's cinema-operatic production of
Helen Hunt Jackson's famous novel
of the old California missions and the
Mission Indians will be seen for the
first time in Omaha beginning Sun
day, September 10, at the Brandeis
theater tor a limited engagement, with
matinee every day.
"Ramona" was produced In Los
Angeles early last spring and for ten
weeks it packed the largest theater in
the southwestern California city,
which lies 'in the very heart of the
"Ramona" country, It was then tak
en to New York, where it captivated
a theatrical clientele) supposed to be
impervious to anything not rife with
sensationalism, Chicago was the next
city to welcome "Ramona" and in the
dead of summer with the terrific heat
wave in full blast, the California
maiden drew hosts of playgoers into
the Auditorium, Several other cities
of California and the east have wit
nessed "Ramona" and in the five
months of its career the play is esti
mated to have drawn 2,000,000 specta
tors. Everybody Is familiar with the gen
eral outlines of the story, "Ramona."
Haynsr ef Shenandoah, la., has asked
the Omaha police to try and locate
his son, Lewis C. Haynes, jr. Mrs. J.
Cartney, 1721 Cuming street, Is trying
to locate Anna Hoehn, 18 years old,
who left home last Wednesday,
Omaha Makes Good Health
Record for Month of August
Omaha's health record for' August
was something to which the city mav
point with pride. The following con
tagious and infectious diseases were
reported: Scarlet fever, 6: measles,
1; mumps, 1; dyphthcria, 6 typhoid
fever, 2; smallpox, 5; chickenpox, 2;
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The publishers of Mrs. Jackson's nov
el announce that 3,800,000 copies have
been sold. In filming "Ramona" Mr.
Chine followed the story much more
closely than is usual with makers of
stage dramas or photoplays. He is
credited with having caught admira
bly the spirit of the romance and
of California and consequently those
that already love the atory will have
their delight enhanced. Those who
have not read "Ramona" can follow
the story equally well, for Mr. Clune
has made the tale complete. .. .
"My Mother's Rosary" comes td
the Boyd today matinee, for four days
with daily matineesl The story is a
gripping one and shows evil results in
a man who has lost faith, who lives on
the physical side of life and who cher
ishes thoughts of hatred and revenge.
Father Kelly, the same lovable priest,
OFFICIAL LABOR DAY 'J
Auspices Omaha Contra! Labor
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4.
DANCING ALL DAY
Roller Skating All Day
Many Other Attractions
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER."
i Evnn, lS-U-SO-TS.
j Dlrxt Fr.ni 1S4 TlmM fct CklOM
' nlllt VrlDinH AND MOST GORGEOUS
V AVE IKAKIUR of summer reviews
i r$K2.'"lHE WORLD OF FROLICS"
; Orlfiniil Ctilur Cut and WmUf Chorus
(final rinormwi,, rnaar nm-f
L4lu' Dim MattoM Wnk Day.
OMAHA vs. SIOUX CITY
SEPTEMBER 4 AND S)
TWO GAMES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Flnt Oaow CIM t a p. m.
Tuuday, Snt.tnb.r I, Gama Callad at Sll
BOX SEATS AT BARKALOW BROS.
ROSCOE MILLER, TENOR
, , ORCHESTRA
Hsuiscom Park Pavilion ',
Labor Day, 2)30 to 6 P. M.
' . 7 ADMISSION FREE r
Last Day of Park Saaton
Foi Future Films Every Even,
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER S
"Under Two Flag$"
A masterly plcturisatioa of
OuldVa internationally famous
Riding Device and Other
Phone DaufUt 494.
The Best of Vaudeville
WEEK STARTING MATINEE TODAY
"burrows F 0 N T A I N E
Auhtad br MR. KENETH HARLAN AND COMPANY ol Claiale Duean.
la aa EUbmta Arrwfanimt at Hawaiian, Etyptlaa, Oiwk m EaM Indian
Dacaratlva Daaca Pantemimaa.
Leipzig Edward Miller and
Th. csishMotatwnrtisnj Carl, Helene Vincent ,. , ,
. In a Musical Coraady Skatchatta,.!
The Spactaaular Ilnfln N..lty, "In tna Caol .1 th Ev.nlm."
"The Girl in the Moon" T. Kttmrn nrntum
vaudto-s Moat Pratantunn ou,. nree Kitaro Brother
Suptriktlv. Davraa of Japonooo
Harry Stettner and .
Edna Bentz - Orpheum Travel Weekly
CELLIST PIANIST 1 : Showing Ilia la Cairo! Cull ol Tanktal
Duo Eatraarduianr, ' ' ' Inda-Chlna and Catalonia, Spain.
HOMER MILES and HELEN RAY
"AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER" by Homer Mile
Prlcai Mattaaa, (allanr, lOei boat aoata (aseaot Saturday and Sunday), -2e
, . "Nl,hta, 10c, ISc SO and 7Sc .
SUN., MON., TUES., WED..
25C-MATINEES EVERY DAY-2Sc
NIGHT PRICES 10c TO 50c
Rowland A Clifford, Inc., Offer a Grand Nfw Piay
IYIY MOTHER'S ROSARY
Written and Stagad by the Author ef Many tWoosssas Edw. L Rote
COMPANY, PRODUCTION. ELECTRICAL EFFECTS, COSTUMES
AND STAGE SETTINGS BEVONO COMPARISON
Your Old Friend Father Kelly Appear In a New Rote ' '
ft MUSIC CULTURE
If Inspired by muter teaching;.
Is a Taluable asset hi the life
service and happtneaa ef any
l a .. individual poaaeaaing lc
THE OMAHA SCHOOL OF ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS
If Inspires the highest beauty ef expression. Catalog on request.
I1 v Address HENRY COX, Patterson Block.
RANDEIS aXTr iO
THEATER September U JV
Elliott and Sherman (Promoters of "The Birth of a Nation"), Present
CLUNES CINEMA OPERATIC SPECTACLE
' by the
FOUNDED ON HELEN HUNT JACKSON'S FAMOUS NOVEL OF THE
CALIFORNIA MISSION INDIANS
2:15 P. M.
8:15 P. M.
r Matinees, 25c and 50c.
t Nights, 25c, 50c, 75c; boxes, $1.00.
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