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Lt. Charles Bongardt Honored
by Pershing for Repairing
r; Telephone Lines in
Face of Hun Fire.
- Lt Charles Bongardt, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Bongardt, 4354
Char'.es street, has been decorated
by General Pershing for brav;ry in
"Information from the War denart
ment received by the parents tells the
following story of the boy s courage
under fire: . .
"During the attack on Vaus, July J,
Lt. Charles Bongardt made three sep
arate trips across an open field in full
view of the enemy to repair telephone
lines to maintain communication
from the rear. He was a target for
enemy snipers and shells showered
about him. One shell fell five yards
from the place' where the boy officer
was splicing wire. He escaped un
hurt and was able to work his way
back to the Yankee line."
Bongardt was one of 24 men dec
orated for bravery by General Per
ching last week. He is a member
of the famous Second artillery bri
gade of the Second United States in
fantry division commanded by Gen
He is only 22 years old. He at
tended Creighton university until he
entered the first officers' training
camp at Fort Snelling last year. He
was commissioned lieutenant and sent
ooverseas with the Second division.
Lt. W. R. Philp, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Philp, 918 South Thirty
eighth street, bosom pal of Lieuten
ant Bongardt, is "over there" a mem
ber of the same company. He was
wounded in action July 22, when he
was shot through the foot. His par
ents have heard that he is conval
escent. In the last letter received
from him he enclosed shoulder straps
torn- from the overcoat of a Hun
prisoner and, a number of German
I mil umi.a UTTT- Mil
Big Carnival Ball
RICHARD WALTON TULLY'S
production of "The Masquerad
er," with Guy Bates Post as tht
star, is now playing an engagement
in Sydney, Australia. At the con
clusion of the Sydney run, Mr. Post
and the company will sail for the
United States, and they begin their
tour on this side late in September.
Omaha is on the list of stopping
places on the way across the con
tinent. Not merely laughable eccentricity,
but charm is a striking attribute of
Eva Tanguay's work Romping hi
larity characterizes the singing of her
songs in her customary I-don't-care
manner. Her grotesque costuming
effects enhance the absurdity of her
comedy effects. Probably the most
striking costume in her wardrobe is
the one wrought entirely of $1 bills,
each of them being a bank note crisp
ly new. She is very popular at the
Orpheum this week.
Kate Pullman, goubrette at the
Gayety this week was a tomboy in the
truest sense during her kid days in
Chicago not so many years ago. Kate
can't sew a stitch or cook anything
fjt to eat, she admits. But she can
turn as graceful a cartwheel as any
circus acrobat you ever saw, dance
a hundred or more intricate steps
and "put over" a song In a manner
that wins encores. She says there's
more money in the latter stunts than
in sewing or cooking and probably
Salisbury Field and Margaret
Mayo's comedy, "Twin Beds," will
b the opening attraction of the sea
son at the Brandeis theater for ihrcc
days starting Sunday, August 25.
Kulola's Hawaiians, two girl danc
ers apd a quintet of men singers and
musicians, are presented by Louis
B. Christ in his "Hawaiian Night at
the Panama Pacific Exposition,"
ii.hirti tiar! til new bill at the Em
ni-oct th3tir Killv rewKirK ana
Homer Girls present, under the cap
tion of "A New. Selection of Songs,
Dances and Music." a classy revue.
Hugh Skelley and Emma Heit come
with a repertoire of song studies and
character delineations and Santucci,
accordionist, completes the program
for the last half of the week.
Women have passed the test as
billposters for Luna park, Coney
Island another encroachment on
man's department in the drama.
Otis Skinner has begun rehearsals
of "Humpty Dumpty," the new com
edy by Horace Annesley Vachell, with
which he will open nis isew iu
season in September. He has the
role in which Lawrence Irving ap
peared in London.
Smoking is likely to be popular in
new war plays, despite me anuu
Dated increase in the war tax on to
bacco. It is said that General hoch,
marshal of France and commander-in-chief
of the allied armies, is an invet
erate smoker when planning war
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER''
AJfXyit E'vms.,23. 60, 75c. $1.
sydells LONDON BELLES
la a Brand New Rtawn tor Lauglttar
"Whoop-Dee - Doo " ZtTu.
Dm. F. Hayea, Kilt Pullman and forty Olheri
THE HOUSE OF CARDS BIG BEAUT Y CHORUS
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
8il. Mat. 4 Wit: Jl art Barton 4 '20th Cuntury Glrl
Thres Nights Be.
SUNDAY AUG. 25
pdii p. si fin. SkATS THURSDAY
August 30-31 "POLLY WITH A PAST."
B R AN DEIS
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4 VAUDEVILLE SHOWS uail.i
2:1S, 3:30, 7:45, 9:15
FEATURE PICTURE SHOWS si
11. 12;30. 6:15 and 10.
A Tuneful Hawaiian Production.
NEWKIRK AND HOMER GIRLS
Song Studies and Character Delineations
SKELLY & HEIT
Presenting a New Selection of Songs
Dance and Music.
"DROP IN ANY TIME AND COOL OFF"
Best Ventilation in Omaha.
i ismas C. Marios 4 ts.;
Eva Tanguay Halaa Oleasos A Co.;
Sea Droit worn Proipor & Marat; Oom.
by Mill Tanguay. '"I" Amoroi; Frliee;
Made of II Bllli Floranio Doo; Orphaum
Prices MatlnsH, lOo 4 25o (exemt Sat. A Sun.)
Soma Beats at lOo; Bexea A Stalls, 50o A 7Ss.
Nights. Ills to 7Jo (sxesat Sun. Few wad II).
Boxai and Stalls, fl.
M AYER I
NEW KRUG PARK
Every Evening This Week
By Far the Biggest and Best Free Act
Ever Brought to Omaha
' Miss Mayer is a member of , the United States Life Saving Association
and the only woman belonging to the Royal Life Saving Society of London,
England, of which the young Prince of .Wales is president.
, ; The daring stunts performed by Miss Mayer's Diving Nymphs from
springboards into a tank of water but 4 feet 10 inches deep brings forth
applause after applause. ' r f .
Don't Miss This Big Act It's a $2 Show
For the Price of Park Admission, 10c
Company E Home Guard Outing and Picnic
On The Screen Today
Strand MADOE KENNKDT in "A FAIR
PRETENDER." FATTY ARBL'CKLi.
In "GOOD NIGHT NURSE."
Malta WALLACE REID In "LESS
SulGEORGE M. COHAN In "HIT THE
Emprws WILLIAM FARNUM In the
1918 version of the "THE PLUNDER
Loturop 24th and Lothrop THEDA
BAR A n "THE CLEMENCEAU
CASE." ' M V ,
Orpheum South Side 24th and M
WILLIAM FARNUM in "A SOL
DIE.R S OATH."
Bohlff 2559 Leavenworth THEDA
BARA In "THE CLEMENCEAU
Apollo 29th and Leavenworth MAR
GUERITE CLARK In "RICH MAN.
POQR MAN." ,
Grand ICth and Blnney PEGGY HY
LAND In "OTHER MAN'S DAUGH
TER'S." ALLIED WAR REVIEW.
NCLE Tom's Cabin," which
has probably been played
hefnre. more audiences and
by more companies than any other
American play, comes to Omaha in
moving pictures today. The play with
Marguerite Clark playing both the
parts of Little Eva and Topsy will be
shown at the Rialto all the rest of
the week. The sufferings of Uncle
Tom, the brief pleasures of Little
Eva whose death plunges Uncle Tom
into despair, the vivacity of Topsey,
the misused slaves, the flight into the
ntnnim ami the well-known scene
of the pursuit by bloodhouids have
all been mcorpoatea nuo a nun urmii
of undying interest.
The Strand is presenting for the re
at it is adver
tising as "The Royalty of Laughdom"
m aescriDing us siais. iviauKc -"
nedy appears in "The Fair Pretender,"
wherein she pretends to be a fair
young widow, when in reality she
has never had a husband, and Fatty
Arbuckle will be shown in "Good
Night Nurse," one of his newest fea
ture comedy productions, which is
simply laugh from the beginning, to
George M. Cohan in "Hit the Trail
Holliday," is reminiscent of Billy Sun
day. Holliday is a bartender of high
ideals, who refuses to serve those
with too much or to youths. He is fired
and drifts into a town where there
is a wet and dry fight and falls in
love with the daughter of the head of
the prohibitionists. He takes the
stump for the drys and "-wins their
campaign. It is a play full of Cohan's
ginger and with lots of humorous
Manager Bob Shirley of the Muse
is planning putting on another big
feature of the same class as the play
of Mme. Nazimova's which he ran
for a full week two weeks ago. He
hopes to be able to book it next week.
The 1918 version of William Far
num's great success "The Plunderer"
wilt be shown at the Empress for the
last three days of the week starting
today. This stirring play has been
remade to fit 1918 standards, and is
more powerful, more thrilling than
ever. It is a story of the battle for
a gold mine and the love of a clever
And now comes a real phenome
non a screen actor without a car.
It is Gene Burr. He confesses that he
once owned one, but is proudly taking
the electric or walking these days.
Leslie Stuart, jr., star in "'The Se
cret code," to be released soon, comes
of a family of actors. His father U
the author of the greatest musical
comedy of its day, "Florodora," and
also or "Haena," "The Belle of May
fair," and others. Stuart, jr., has just
returned from nine months' army ser
vice in P'rance.
Out at Culver City, we wish to re
mark, they need a new press agent
or something. Can you imagine a
man trying to get by a fish story as
press dope a thrilling tale of Claire
Anderson being struck just above the
eye by a flying fish while tuna ang
ling at Catalina. Yet his nerve is so
much admired that we hope this gets
The "cops" in Los Angele, are
watching "Fatty" Arbuckle and his
new motor car. Recently the big
comedian broke all speed laws in tak
ing an injured boy to a hospital and
the policemen were forced to let him
go on account of the nature of his
mission when they finally caught up
with him at the hospital door.
Ed Sloman, the well-known director
of Margarita Fisher, sent out the "not
in" notice when he peeked and saw
it was a friend who had borrowed
twice from him in two weeks. The
man called three times in two days
with Ted diligently dodging him.
Finally giving up his friend left a
note enclosing a check. You never
can tell, but it hasn't happened in
J. Warren Kerrigan and his com-
V n, . '
pany have moved into more spacious
i . , ,
quarters, naving iaiccn long icasc
on the former Willis studios. The
company has been Increased by the
presence ot Beatrice Joy, who has
been engaged to play opposite Mr.
Kerrigan in his next picture.
In his second Artcraft feature,
"Johnny Get Your Gun," Fred Stone
will have "Sunshine" Mary Ander
son playing opposite him.
Harold Lockwood's new play,
"Pals First," is completed and will
be released at once. Lockwood is
working out a short bit of film for
the fourth liberty loan, which will
be incorporated into the screen cam-j
Emmy Whalen and her company
have almost completed the new play
on which they have been working for
some weeks. "His Bonded Wife."
JjX Ijl Present
"LESS THAN KIN"
THFDA BARA in
"THE CLEMENCEAU CASE"
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V -. Ra..-iir: ai.
THE LAUGH QUEEN
The qixaint- story of a bluahin youn
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18th & DOUGLAS
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IN FOOLISHNESS -THAT'S ALL
NU PS JUST AS FUNNY
BY ANY OTHER NAME
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