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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 4. 1917.
BUSHMAN AND BAYNE
BACK IN BIG STORY
Stars Have Completed Work
in "The Great Secret,"
" Now Ready to Show.
READ SERIAL IN THE BEE
Francis X. Bushman, the hero of
many screen dramas and long the ido
of photoplay fans, has not appeared
on the screen for several months in a
new production. The reason for this
is the fact that Bushman has been en
gaged in making a big serial for re
lease under the Metro banner. Bev
erly Bayne, who, has starred with
Bushman in many ot his nest ettorts,
will again he seen with him in "The
Great Secret," the story of which will
be printed in The Sunday Bee and the
tneturization will he seen at local the
aters." The first showing will be at
the Sun theater and will run for two
days, February 3 and 14. After that
an installment will appear in The Bee
each Sunday and at the Sun the fol
lowing Tuesday and Wednesday.
Great Cast Is Employed.
Supporting Mr. Bushman and Bev
erly Bavncarc actors of note, pugi
lists who have wide reputations, for
mer police officials and men who have
figured prominently in politics and in
the realm of sports. All of these are
interesting in their own proper per
sons, as well as on account of the fact
that they are fitted for the parts as
"The Great Secret" presents
treasure-house of acting, with such
ffreat names as Ldward J. Connelly
Helen Dunbar, Krcd R. Stanton, Belle
Bruce, "Tammany" Young and others
of like note. -Mr. Connelly plays the
crafty, relentless Dr. Zulph, one ol
the most sinister figures in the screen
Fred R. Stanton has the part of
the great master who plans the vil
lianies executed by the henchmen
Helen Dunbar, one of the screen's
most famous "mothers," is almost al-
days seen with Bushman and Miss
Bayne in tneir photoplay productions.
Some of the Actors.
Among those who Dlav prominent
parts are Daniel Jarrett, John Trough-
ton. Jack Dillon and Baron wentner.
J. McGovern, One of the most widely
known Tenderloin policemen in the
old Devery days in New York; L. C.
Parks and N. C. Cross have charg
of the police raids and needless to say
their work is true to Hie. Men Brace,
who is at her best in subtle parts.
plays Sara Loring, which part requires
great character drawing. "Bull
Whalen," the blackmailer, is played
by Thomas Blake, long experienced
in villainous parts. William Butler,
formerly associated with D. W. Grif
fith, plays the part of Thamas Clark,
millionaire crook at the head of the
"Secret Seven." Art Ortego, the
Spanish Indian, who plays the rat,
is probably the best known cowboy
in the. world.. "Tammany" Young, for
years a noted newspaper reporter,
Dlavs "the shadow."
W. Cristy Cabanne, the director, is
a bigrhan, in photoplay production,
and so tar as direction coma go this
would guarantee a great play.
.' '.'. Outline of Story..
The storv of "The Great Secret"
hmges abp,nt the gift of a casket filled,
with tainted riches rrom i nomas
Clarke, multi-millionaire, a member o
the "Secret Seven." to Beverly Clarke,
whose father he has swindled. Bev
erly-is kidnaped.and rescued by Mont
gomery Strong (Bushman). Then fol
lows desperate plots on the part of
the. "Secret Seven" for possession of
the casket. Romance enters the story
with one girl's honor against the love
ot another tor strong.
Local exhibitors who saw the first
few chapters of this story on the
screen at the sun a week ago pro
nounce it a photoplay of absorbing in
terest with plenty of gripping and
Kiddies' Day Draws Big
Crowds to the Movies
"Kiddies' day" in the Omaha movie
houses has proved itself an unquali
fied success. Everyone of the film
theaters which showed pictures car
rying' an especial appeal for the little
folk reported that capacity audiences
greeted their children's pictures.
Dean J. A. Tancock of Trinity ca
thedral and president of the Nebraska
Humane society gave a talk to the
youngsters at the Strand, While Miss
Pitts, teacher at the Saunders school,
led the children in singing patriotic
songs. Baby Marie Osborne in "Twin
Kiddies" was the picture at the
Strand. Baby Marie made a distinct
hit with the kiddies.
Marguerite Clark in "Little Lady
Eileen" was the treat given the chil
dren at the special performance at the
Muse.' "Bobbie ; Bumps and His
Pointer Pup," a cartoon for the little
folk,' was also given at the Muse.
The Boulevard theater gave a chil
dren's program in the. afternoon in
stead of morning, as did the Besse
theater ori: the South Side. "Boy
Scouts," "The Bear Idea" and a travel
picture of South America were shown
at the Boulevard, while "The Battle
Hymn of the Republic," a comedy, a
nature" study and a travelogue were
given at the Besse.
Three Coal Thieves Get --
: Short Sentences in Jail
, Found guilty of tlte theft of coal
along the tracks of the Union Pacific,
Jerry Pete, Joe Soukup and John Fis
cal, South Thirteenth street, got.
jail senfencesjn police court .
Da. BmF Bails,
This institution is the only one
tn the central "west with separata
buildings situated in their own
ample grounds, yet entirely dis
tinct, and rendering it possible to
classify eases. The one building
being fitted for and devoted to the
treatment of non-contagious and
non-mental diseases, no others be
ing admitted: the other Rest Cot-
.age oeing designed for and de
voted to the exclusive treatment
of select mental cases requiring
for a time watchful care and spe
OMAHA AND WAR
RELIEF mi DONE
Mary Learned Rebukes the
New York Times for Its
WHAT THE WEST IS DOING
The middle west is a patient section
of the country, and it takes quite a
while to arouse it to ire, but slowly
we are kindling at this constant
sneering, and criticism from the east.
We are found fault with for our lack
of culture; for our breezy informal
manners and has hospitality, and now
it is becoming the fashion to taunt us
for our lack of interest in the war,
and the sufferings of the soldiers, the
mothers and sweethearts and little
children. The editorial in the New
York Tiroes of Friday, January 27,
seemed to me bitter and uncalled for
in the extreme. It is headed "Ne
braska Game Hunters" and under the
guise of making fun of our Audubon
society for trying to restrict the
slaughter of mourning doves during
the breeding season, it finds oppor
tunity for the following paragraphs:
The Nebraska fsallnic of passivity of
snpsrneutrallty as to tho war has bean ast
forth with a mixture of philosophical
analysis anil rlrhtoous self-approval by
divers Omaha and other Nebraska Journals.
The eastern student of Nebraska psychology,
however, g-ets the milk of truth from the
notice in the Wortd-H erald of tfca legal
limits of mlffhty hunting In that paradise
of ataraxy and aatomobllsa.
Who knows that If this feroetons pleas
ure of kllllnK mouminK doves were inter,
fered with in Nebraska, her eons might not
be diverted from their dispassionate, vaitue
consciousness that the war is but a "battle
ot kites and crows." unworthy of their
attention? Who knows but that the World
Herald. Ita sympathies no lonfor engrossed
by 'the mourning dove, mlKht talte an al
most compassionate Interest In Mourning
Truly ugly comment I call this!
I was interested in the face of it to
inquire just what our War Relief so
ciety in Omaha has done. Though
the city as a whole has not been
roused to action, a band of about a
hundred women have done most
faithful and efficient work through
the two years and a half since the war
began. Madame August Mothe
Borghum, whom all Omahans love,
has been, I would say, the guiding
spirit. She has some twenty relatives
in the war, and it came at once very
close to her heart In her trench
conversation class the circle of women
was formed wnich has gradually in
creased until now a room is main
tained in a downtown building where
the women work in little groups
mornings and after noons all through
the week. Any woman who wishes
to ioin the War Relief society will be
cordially welcomed. New helpers are
very earnestly desired. (.Wow caned
the War Relief society).
The franco-Belgian society iormaca
at the beginning of the war made
regular shipments to Belgium 01
warm, new woolen clothing for
women and children, also baby
layettes. Many thousands of garments
were sent in 1915 and 1916, as well as
friir rarlnadfi of flour and other provi
sions, that mounted up into the thou
sands. A little group of anti-suffrage
women,-members of the main society
raised and sent to the Keo iross tne
sum of $4,000, and one generous
Omaha citizen sent the Red Cross in
In 1916 the War Relict society was
greatly enlarged, and the room now
maintained in the Baird building is
in the nature of a veritable factory. In
the last two months, 23,000 bandages,
compresses, pillows, and other hospi
tal articles have been shipped to the
National Sursrical Dressings commit
tee in New York for the allies. The
society has received high praise for
its very exact and efficient work.
.ifn-trnant recknon. sneaKing in
behalf of the American Ambulance,
was entertained by the Otnaba and
University clubs and also by the War
Re ef society, witn tne result wax
four 1600 beds were given for the
American Ambulance in Paris.
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller netted ssuu
from their drawing room talks.
Sixtv-fivc little trench orpnans
have been adopted by Omaha people,
for a soan of two years, and witmn
the last week $1,000 has been given
for those poor, hungry little children
Th s s what we actually Know in
cold print has been done. Doubtless
uch has been given tnat we are nut ;
even aware of. When 1 see a long j
article on the editorial page of such i
a paper as the New i orK iimes, sim
ply grilling us as heartless, and absp-1
nte v rareless ot tne awiui isurrenng
that is going on in Europe, I feel as
f I d ke to have those limes giants
know the little part we have played
in the great story of relief. There is
certainly a, band ot devoted entnusi
asts in Omaha. We are doing the
best we can. That is all any body
can do. It's a drop in the bucket, all
of it but every drop counts.
If The lice sees fit to pubiisn tnis
article. I intend to cut it out, and send
a codv to my good friend Mr. rred-
erick Birchau, nignt editor ot me
Creighton Boys to Show 7 alent
In a Home-Made Musical Comedy
She's Going Home
give up the life she led for the last
several months. May Smith, an 18-year-old
girl, arrested at 222 North
Thirteenth street, was discharged in
police court and will be returned to
her home in Mason City, la.
May was a little different than the
majority of her sisters arraigned on
the same charge. She bowed her head
with shame when asked where she
lived and said she wished she were
"Will you go home if I discharge
you?" Judge Fitrgerald asked.
"Yes, I will."
"That's a bargain," said the judge
as he wrote "discharged" on the blotter.
B - -
l'f vifeiS $2? HefC is thc Infofmation Omaha liES
P il U and Nebraska People Have Been t
gl j The Public Has Been Looking for Just Such
tll! l !J a Photplay Serial as
lit I llH ' FRANCISX- ' BEVERLY
AJ.fkrans s ttei.SnwTy
"Captain Van Der Hum," the oper
etta which the Creighton University
Glee club will render as part of its
concert on February 15, is unique in
the way of a college Glee program. It
is so well done, however, by the mem
bers of the club that it is certain to
meet the approval of those who go
to the Brandeis on that evening. The
title role of Captain Van der Hum,
alias Mrs. Brown, is exceptionally
well taken by A. Jay Ferns, who is
widely known in Omaha for his abil
ity as a singer. Clifford Long, who
is ever popular with the student body
and the public in general for his
spectacular foot ball work as well as
for his tenor voice, will play opposite
Mr. Ferris in the role of Dick Erne,
the gallant coxswain. The picture of
the fierce blood-seeking, intimidating
pirate is Mr. Ferris in the title role
of the captain, while of the timid
woman is Mr. Ferris as the alias, Mrs.
Brown. The photo of the trim ship's
officer in dress uniform is Mr. Long
as the coxswain.
Times, and see if Omaha cannot get a
wee bit of credit in this world-war.
Miss Carrie Millard supplements
Mrs. Leaxned's outline bf what Omaha
has done in Franco-Belgia-. relief as
Monthly assessments on' members
of Omaha, Commercial and Univer
sity clubs for refugees, fund handled
by Genera George H. Harries.
Four Omaha boys' service under
American Ambulance: Victor Cald
well, Can- Ringwalt, Paul Hornung
and Montague Tancock in Serbia.
Players' club amateur theatricals
this month for American Ambulance
Collections at Pad errski's last
Tbsm Tn. Boll's Ptne-Tar-Heavsr lor that
hacking night cought It stops the cough
and Ton alaon. 2Sc. Alt drnggfsta.--dv.
J' vie Sears Gives Up Fight
With Grippe and Takes to Bed
A chilly court room and a grand
jury in session proved too much for
Judge Sears, who had to admit de
feat and take to his abed with a se
vere cold in his head. The presiding
judge of the district court stuck it out
all day Friday, but a telephone mes
sage from his home Saturday morning
announced that the sentencer of crimi
nals and dispenser of justice was hors
de combat The appeal cases from
police court, which Judge Sears has
made a plan to hear each Saturday
morning, were set over, a week.
Negro With Automatic Gun
Gets Forty Days in Jail
John Patterson, colored, picked up
by the police at Eleventh and Capitol
and found to have a big automatic
gun in his possession, was sentenced
to forty days in jail- foryagrancy.
24 th and Lalca Streets.
"Little Miss Happiness"
- 'n n r i "
Tomorrow Frank Keeaaa in -"JIM
GRIMSBY'S BOY." 2
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THE BIG DOUBLE SHOW ContinM.u. 11 .. ,. to n p. Djr
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG, in "TRILBY"
Stirring PbotnyUy tn Firo Grant Aots
6HZ" CHARLIE CHAPLIN
In "EASY STREET"
Tko fantou kt, th. fuamy enn, tU add sWo.a .U throws,
perfMt riot of Chaplin, in ratirely now "baainaaa."
A THOUSAND HEARTY LAUGHS
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
VINCENT . "A MODERN
SERRANO In MONTE CRISTO"
A Udo of ronuuwo and advontaro, sacs as ALL THE WORLD
likaa to see. .
FOUR ACTS OF VAUDEVILLE.
ADMISSION 20c AND 10c.
re at Secret
Written by Fred de Cressac Adapted and Directed by HZ Christy Cah&nn
OF all motkm jncrtunr serial dramas tht most
intense, of all mysteries tht. dtepest.
FIFTEEN STIRRING CHAPTERS
A play in which Francis X.' Bushman takes off his coat
and works works as he never has worked before, and
when you have seen him in this story he will be more
than ever your idol. Beverly Bayne, sweetheart of mil
lions of photoplay fans, plays a clever, intense role.
Read the Story in The Omaha Bee
Starting Sunday, Feb. 11th, With thc First Chapter
"The Secret Seven"
See the Picturization Tuesday and Wednesday,
February 13th and 14th, at
OMAHA'S NEWEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL THEATER
In Addition The Sun Offers Its
Regular Program On These Days
"THE GREAT SECRET" Grand TfeaterSSfFeb. 19
Apollo Theater "THE GREAT SECRET" AwJurSDuraR
"The Great Secref'-Lothrop Theater JS
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