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PLUMB PLAN TO
Slenn E. Plumb, Who Devised
Railroad Ownership Scheme,
Speaks Friday at Swedish
TlASEDSf 7om FILMLAND
THOTO PlAY OFFERINGS FOR' TOPAV
, Glenn E. Plumb." author of the
Plumb plan for government owner
ship and Tri-Partite control of rail
roads, will arrive in Omaha Friday
morning and speak at the Swedish
auditorium at 8 Friday night.
His topic will he "Labor's Best
Thought on the Solution of the Rail
road Problem the Greatest Prob
lem of Reconstruction Days."
Mr. Plumb, accompanied by his
wife, is making a tour of the north-
erri half of tlfe middle west, speak
ing, in the larger cities. He has
drawn large audiences at every stop,
it is said.
His lecture Friday night will be
free, and women are especially re
quested to attend. He will answer
any questions relating to the Plumb
plan, according, to Hallett C. Gal
lup, who has charge of the trip, and
is anxious to have those who arc
not in sympathy with his plan at
tend. Mr.' Plumb is largely responsible
for the formation of 'the Plumb
plan, and appeared in -congress last
August in its defense. The Plumo
Plan league, Washington, D. C, has
icen recently formed, and is made
np-by a majority of memberships of
.he railroad brotherhoods.
Would Build 70,C00
. Ton Plant to Store
. : Coal During Summer
D." C. Patterson announces that
he is endeavoring to interest local
users of steam coal in a project to
trect a co-operative 75,000-ton stor
age plant at Thirty-ninth and Marcy
streets. He does - not expect that
the enterprise will be under way
before next spring. , -,
"The railroad managers admit,"
said Mr. Patterson, "that it costs
them 40 per cent more to haul
steam coal in the wititer than it does
in the summer, yet they have stored
no' coal and this 40 per cent loss
goes on. In Omaha the economy
of , storing steam coal during the
summer time, when - coal is cheap
er, has been fully demonstrated.
The first reservoir built by the
water board paid for itself in two
years, a second reservoir has been
built and plans are being prepared
for a third. Steam coal users in
every large town should co-operate
in building coal reservoirs.
"Notwithstanding we have for
years been threatened with a coal
famine, only two large consumers
of coal in Omaha have stored coal,
the water board and the electric
light company, yet the railroads, ho
tels, office buildings" and other
large consumers have stored no
coal, and they require at least 90
per cent of the coal in sight."
OOKINGS at the many Omaha
movie houses this week are
far above the average. Man
agers are taking a keen delight in
seeing how big and how good' a pic
ture they can secure for their pat
rons rather than how much money
can they make if they show 'such
and such a picture.' That people
are appreciating the pictures shown
is best evidenced by the fact, that
every houie, practically every night,
is showing to full capacity, while
many are turned away. The sev
eral managers claim their present
"screenings" are only the fore-runner
of still greater pictures soon
to come. : , """
Moon Louis Grantaire, who in
herited a vast timber tract at the
death of his father, started out to
clean-up the bully-ridden lumber
camps. In the course of his cru
sade he found it necessary to wipe
up the snow with a clique of bullies,
but he met his Waterloo when he
tried to. rule' a girl. The story is
interestingly told at the Moon
theater for the last times today in
"The Brute Breaker," the photo
drama starring Frank Mayo and
Rialto "Broken Blossoms." D.
W. Griffith's masterpiece, now at
the Rialto theater, is proclaimed by
those who . have already seen the
picture to be the biggest, best, most
interesting and havingv by far the
most wonderiul settings of any
photo picture ever shown in Omaha.
The picture has much-to do with
children, and in China, (where the
scenes are laid), as in our own good
states, every one has a kindly word
for the little ones.
In Hone Kong, where D. W.
""TGriffith studied the Chinese, there
are magnificent palaces built high
up on thei Peak. The material for
these was,' every bit of it, carried
up the steep incline by hand. And
the incline is so steep that no white
person living in Hontj Kong ever
cares to walk it, but ts carried up
in chairs. Every day there is a
steady procession of Chinese work
men carrying building material up
the hill. Across their shoulder
they balance a . bamboo pole, at
eaci end ot wnicn is a DasKei
heavily laden with brick or sand.
, It is not a light thing that men.
so heavily laden should be forced
to. take a single unnecessary step
and yet,, groaning under their hack
breaking Joads, if a little Chinese
child or a white child for that
matter gets in the path of one of
these men, he will step aside, load
and all. and if he greets the child
at all it Will be with a smile. In
London's East End, suchchildren
could expect to hear nothing but
foul curses. - .
To understand something of the
truth 'of such a contrast as this is
necessary to comprehend at their
fullest artistic value the nuances of
"Broken Blossoms" and the strik
ing moral lessons this Work of art
is intended to convey. And the
inclusion of these scenes of Chinese
childhood with their subtle sug
gestions of Oriental happiness is
only another proof of the keen
sense of artistic values that charac
terizes this N wonderful photo
drama. It will continue its run at
the Rialto the balance of the week.
Wife Sues for Divorce On,
' : Her Second Anniversary
On the second anniversary of her
marriage, Elna Thompson filed suit
against her husband for divorce, in
district court. They were wedded
November 4, 1917, and the divorce
suit was filed yesterday. She alleges
nonsupport and asks to have her
maiden name, Ekman, restored to
f , ran
Father John's Medicine
For Dangerous, Obstinate
Colds. No. Injurious Drugs.
Never Wait for a cold to
. wear off it wears away the
lungs instead. Neglected colds
often lead to pneumonia.
v Father John's Medicine gives
. prompt relief from colds and
Guaranteed free from alcohol and
nerre-deetroying drugs upon which
many medicine depend for their
temporary effect, ' and which are
- dangerous, because they weaken the
- body and allow the disease to get a
Empress Peggy Hyland will bid
farewell to her friends in this city
tonight when "A Girl in Bohemia
closes at the Empress theater. It
is a screen adaptation of the big
stage success and has enabled Miss
Hyland to add many friends to her
list-of admirers here. The famous
section of New Yok known as
Greenwich village, where artists and
near-artists of the great city congre
gate to lead so-called Bohemian
lives, is pictured on the screen, and
this expose of the life, of this sp
oalled Bohemian set is fascinating in
Strand Across the public square
shot a torn and bleeding man, with
HAMILTON 4 OTH AND HAMTITON
An all star cast tn "INFIDEL
ITY also MUTT AND JEFF com
COMFORT !4TH AND VINTON
DOLORES CASSINELLI In "A
VIRTUOUS MOJ5EL," a super fea
ture. LYON AND MOHAN comedy,
BILLY SPINISH." Admission IS
- and 20 cents.
GRAND 16TH AND BINNEY MA
RION SALISBURY in "THE
SLEEPING- LION; also "ELMO
THE MIGHTY," episode number 13.'
APOIXO 2TH AND LEAVEN
WORTH OLOA PETROVA In "THE
500 frantic women in pursuit. His
shirt was ripped to shreds, his face
was cut, and in his eyes was the wild
look of the hunted creature. He
sprang upon a- platform above the
heads of his pursuers. A husky
young woman sprang up beside him
and started to draw the fatal papers
from the glass. This isn't a detec
tive story. It's just to' give a faint
idea of the predicament into which
Wallace Reid's picture, "The Lot
tery Man," at the Strand theater,
placed him. Its last showing at the
Strand will be given Thursday.
Sun One of the finest character
delineations ever shown on the
screen is the serio-comic ' role of
Wilbur Warren in the "Joyous Liar,"
which is to be shown for the last
times today at the Sun. Theart is
played by the" veteran character ac
tor, Joseph J. Dowling. who began
his career in things theatrical 50
years ago. The amusing twists of
plot, situation and character which
are wovsn around-Warren, the crim
inologist, and his relations with the
star character piayed by Mr. Kerri
gan form the cleverest part of af fine
photo-p'cture. Lillian Walker is
seen opposite the star as leading wo
man. Muse "A Favor to a Friend,"
which will be the special feature at
traction at the Muse theater today
and Thursday, is a popular romantic
comedy-drama of the type which has
proven itself the most popular in
screen entertainment today. It is
an interesting, breezy sort of story
combining both romance and adven
ture in equal parts, and has for its
star the brilliant comedieime, Emmy
Whclcn, fitted, with the most charm
ing role ever given her.
SEATS ON SALE AT
SAT. NIGHT, NOV. 8.
Positively Thrilling in Its Grandeur
and Noble Beauty. -
Ringer and Police
Chief Still Silent On
The Peterson Case
Chief of of Police Eberstein yes
terday presented to the city council
charges against John MacDougal,
patrolman, alleging the use of in
toxicants and failure to report a case
of alleged violation of the prohibi
tory law. The time of hearing the
charges was set for next Friday
The chief announced that charges
will not be filed against Patrolman
Ole Knudson, who was suspended
with MacDougal, and in connection
with the same alleged offense.
"There is not enough evidence
against Knudson," said the chief.
Police Commissioner Ringer and
Chief Eberstein still declined to of
fer any comment on the case of
Patrolman O. P. Peterson, whose
treatment of a youth placed under
arrest last week aroused the indig
nation of city firemen at Nineteenth
and Harney streets and also of a
local labor - union of which the
youth was a member,
Judge Leslie Takes Case
Against Mehrens From Jury
District Judge Leslie yesterday
took from a jury in his court the
$50,000 damage suit of Peter
Mehrens against Hayden Brothers,
department store, Mr. Mehrens al
leged false arrest in an alleged theft
from the meat department of the
Which Kind Do You Take?
There are two kinds of exercise;
(1) that which is taken from a sense
of duty; (2) that which is taken be
cause it is fun.
Which do you think The Bee's
new series, "The All Around Amer
ican Girl will tell about?
NIB, A V Cb
I il A II 1 1 Ik
0 Notable Singers
Under the Personal
Direction of the
MAIL ORDERS TO AUDITORIUM.
PRICES $1.00, $2.00, 3.00, $4.00,
$5.00 Plus War Tax.
BA V l Thurs., Fri., Sat.
J 1 U Mat. Saturday
The .Greatest of Yiddish Stars, Madame
ESTHER WALLERSTEIN, and an all-star
cast ot New York.
Thursday, November 6,
WHERE ARE OUR CHILDREN?
Comedy Drama In 4 Acts.
Friday, Nov. 7, Secrets of Love, in 4 acts.
QIUU 511 iM
Sat., Nov. 8, A PAL IN LIFE.
8 lift HI M
Tickets, 50c to $1JS0. .,
BOYD NOV. 10
Six Nights, Wed. and Sat. Mats.
Oliver Morosco Presents
in the Smartest Comedy of the Season,
By Thompson Buchanan.
A Typical Morosco Cast.
Seats Now Selling.
NEW YORK and Lqs Angeles
have already given enthusias
tic welcome to "Civilian
Clothes," the comedy in which Will
iam Courtenay will begin a week's
engagement at the Boyd ' Monday
night. It is spoken of as a-brilliant
piece of satirical comedy writing in
which one of the problems that
grew out of war conditions that of
nasty marriages contracted in the
emotion of the moment is treated
in a witty and laugh-compelling
manner. Oliver Morosco has made
the production and the company in
eludes Virginia Fox Brooks, Lillian
Lawrence, Frances Underwood,
Theodore Westman and others and
was organized for a special engage
ment in Chicago opening in Decem
ber. Regularly established Orpheum
custom is obtaining every night this
week, the demand for seats being in
excess of supply and for the benefit
of the visiting teachers as well as
regular patrons the management
suggests that reservations be made
early to avoid disappointment.
Three acts are featured this week
and two others are worthy of spe
cial featuring. The headline offer
ing is Gus Edwards, himself, at the
head of a clever company of juve
niles offering his "Welcome Home
Song Revue." Martin Beck presents
Molly Mclntyre in "The Love
Chase." Lydia Barry is scoring
conspicious success with exclusive
songs and comedy. Enthusiasm for
the bill gas a whole evidences Or
"Oh,Baby" is as much a dancing
fhow as it is a beauty revue. Two
huge dancing spectacles, "The Art
ist's Dream," and "The Gates of
Araby," in addition , to numerous
incidents in which flowing draper
ies and twinkling toes predominate,
make of "Oh, Baby" a never-ending
kaleidoscope of -grace, melody
and motion. Both features are the
creation of Mile, Yvonne Vallal,
the Parisienne ballerina, who is
making her first tour of America.
The show will be at -the Brandeis
for three more performances, this
afternoon, tonight and tomorrow
Joe Hurtig's latest burlesque suc
cess is the attraction at the Gayety
theater, for the current week. The
"Burlesque Wonder Show" is ono
of the classiest of its kind. In the
company of 40 there are such enter
tainers as George P. "Hot Do-o-g"
Murphy. Primrose Seamon, comedi
enne;' Arthur Conrad. Joe Mitchell.
Frank Martin and Roy Peck, who
furnish most of the comedy, and
many other favorites. Joe Hurtig
is responsible for the production
Ladies' matinee at 2:15 daily, all
Bill Pruitt, the' Cowboy Minstrel,
at the Empress for the last times
today, is one of the "finds" of vau
deville. Up to five years ago Bill
worked on a ranch in Montana as
a cowpuncher. Bill used to enter
tain his coworkers with song and
stories, and since that time Bill has
been busy entertaining the public
at the best theaters.
A large attractive chdrus, beau
tifully gowned, that are a joy to the
eye and ear, form a very impor
tant part of the musical sensation,
"The Dancing Widow," which
comes to- the Boyd next Sunday
night for one performance.
Weighing just 83 pounds, the di
minutive Violet Tree as "Fan Tan"
in "Chin Chirt" in the Danse Poeti-
que with Walter Wjlls stops the
the show at every performance;
the laughter ceases when the little
mite is thrown: bodily over . the
garden wall, the audience becomes
spellbound, ana tnen only can the
acticif ot the play go on. ,
"Chin Chin' comes to the Bran
deis for three performances, two
nights and a matinee, starting next
I-nday evening. -
Chauncey Olcott without songs
would be almost sacrilege, so this
season Mr. Olcott is introducing
four new songs with the true Irish
lilt. These are typical Olcott melo
dies, consisting of "Thats How the
River Shannon Flows," "Macushla
Asthore.t "I'll Miss You, Old Ire
land, Good Bless You, Good Bye,"
"'Tis An Irish Girl I Love,' and
"She's Just Like You" at the Bran
deis theater next week, with popu
lar matinee on Wednesday and the
regular, matinee Saturday.
Welfare Board Man 'Suspects'
There Is Gambling In Omaha
T. H. Weirich, superintendent
cf the the Board of Public Welfare,
"suspects" there is gambling in
Omaha. He has re'eeivea reports of
gambling devices being (operated in
"I am investigating vhis matter,"
he said. "The information I have
received indicates that these alleged
gambling machines receive coins of
small denominations and that there
is an element of chance in every
Makes Another Change
Clifford Outhouse, who had his
name changed Monday in the dis
trict court to Clifford Kelly, was
married yesterday by Rev. Father
Driscoll'to Ruth E. Lewis.
Corn Pickers Are Wanted .
for Country Near Omaha
. One hundred and fifty corn pick
ers are wanted this morning at the
free employment bureau in the city
These jobs are located within a
radius of 100 miles of Omaha, Posi
tions are wanted for IS stenogra
phers and bookkeepers.
Given One to Seven Years
For Attempted Auto Theft
William Babbington and Hugh
Valentine, convicted in district
court of attempting to steal. an auto
mobile, were' given sentences of
from one to seven years imprison
ment by Judge Redick, and' were
taken to the penitentiary yesterday.
1 4th s4 .
warn SHOW FOLKS
LUNCH AFTER TMi TrllATt"." .
NIGHTLY. 10 TO 1 ONLY
SALADS. 8AN0WICNES. DAINTIIES
wr (Ml-MACK R3
Tws Initiate weaia ssssl ttaaylai tha
Gruitr lists three swaths but whs waatt
ts talk Mixf
AND, OH. SUCH COFFEE!
' Toschn the Saet Yes Wast It Is.
. NO MUSIC NO 0ANCINS
NO COVER CHARGE
JUST TALK. GAB AND CONVERSATION
Saterk Tahlt D'Hste Olaser 4:30 ts t t. m.
in "A Favor to a Friend"
HAROLD UCKWOOD 'and MAY ALLISON
, THE s
WITH WARREN KERRIGAN
A Rip-Koartnf Comedy.
Bee .Want 'Ads Produce Results.
PHOTO PLAYS "
VMS HIT ll
TM4 HIT Vim vaubcvillc
GUS EDWARDS (Himself) A Co.
In "WELCOME HOME SONG REVUE"
MOLLY McINTYRE & CO.
The- Vivians; Blanch and Jlmmle
Creighton; Royal Gascoifnes; Ball A
Wood; Topics of th Day; Klnoframs.
"Omaha's Fun Center"
iibmiKT3m Dally Mat., 15-JS-50c
J5jf&'f3y Evngs., 25-S0-75C, SI
Wonderful Diversion for Visiting Teachers
HartVs BURLESQUE WONDER SHOW
Geo. (H-o-t D-o-c) Murphy, Primrose
(Lifhtnin') Ssraon and a Fin Cast
in "My Wlf Won't Let Me."
Stunning Beauty Chorus.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
Sat. Mst. 4 Wk: Foiter & Hsrossrt A "The
Mike Sacks, the Famous Marcus Peaches
and a Company of Fifty.
k OH! BABY f-
Do Lux Scenes
Nights, 50c, $1, $1.50; Mst., 50c, 75c, $1
Friday and Saturday, "CHIN CHIN"
LAST TIMES TODAY
"Golnf Son" Miniature Musical Com
Idr. Bill Pram. "Cowboy Mlnstral." Let
and Liwrence. Larlsa Trie. Photo Attrac
tion: Petty HylMri Is "Girl It Bthtnia."
Mick Swalt Comedy ssd Pathe Nawi.
an absolute dyed in
the wool success
everybody likes the
attention to detail
beauty of Wanda
class of Harrison Ford
'- If A J PRESENTS
jyfi 0k The Lottery Maiiy'
Ctrtl U f DOLLAR! "V
is a masterly 100 blending of the
kind of comedy and drama you like
and the part fits Wally like a glove
Give yourself a treat Today or Thursday at the
MORNING - EVENING - SUNDAY .
GILBERT M HITCHCOCK Pats
M NEWBRANCH. Eoitok
w ft WATSON Manasim Coitosj
Mr H. E. Newbranch,
Editor of the
Omaha.Neb. no7; 3, .1919.-
Kr.' H. If.. Thomas,
Manager Rialto Theater,
Dear Mr. Thomae: I saw IJr. Griffith's pipture, "Broken Bloeeome,
in San Francisco last summer, where it was presented at the leading
theater at the price of $3.00 a seat. It was well; worth the money.
Like "The Miracle Man, recently presented in Omaha, it ie a picture
that appeals to man1 e better nature. ,Artistically It is a triumph,
prophetic of the heights to which e may expeot the cinema drama to
rise It is a tragedy as lofty, truthful and Inevitable lnits
development as the Greek drama. It indulges no, preaching, draws no
moral; yet -ft is as impressive a eermcn, leaving as lasting an
effect, as was ever preached from any pulpit ' (
I wish every man ana woman in Omaha could see "Broken Blossoms.
They might come from it with tears in their eyes, but in their
hearts there would be a sterner hatred of evil, a truer appreciation
of vrhat is go oi' and noble in life, than was there before.
- ,Very truly yours, ' '
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