Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 08, 1919, Page 12, Image 12

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Miserable Orchestra Detracts
From Ragged Performance
of Untrained Cast
Before a most patient and long
suffering audience, the new Kitty
Gordon show, "Love For Sale,"
opened last evening at the Orpheum.
Although one must forgive It some
thing for Its first night newness, the
failure of many sets to arrive from
New Tork, and tho miserable sup
port of the orchestra, there is really
nothing In tho entire performance
worthy of the beautiful Miss Gor
The saving grace of the pitiful
exhibition was Jack Wilson, who
saved the situation ft dosen times
in his black face character. Mr.
Wilson was really funny, and his
"movie scene" with Miss Gordon In
the last act Is one of the cleverest
bits of fooling seen on the Orpheum
stage for some days. Struggling
against adverse fates, personified by
a group of stage hands wrestling
with three carloads of new scenery,
a band of musicians who evidently
knew nothing about the music and
cared less, and typical first night
"looseness," Mr. Wilson behaved ad
mirably and probably prevented the
entire audience from rising and
moving out in a body.
The dancing of Marguerite Seve
rln was the only other bright spot
In an otherwise gloomy evening.
Miss Severln Is wonderfully grace
ful, and during the Wall street scene
Doctors Stand Amazed at Power
of Bon-Opto to Make Weak Eyes
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strain and other eye weaknesses,
and those who wear glasses, will be
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I.ewis, there is real hope and help
for them. Many whose eyes were
failing say they have had their eyes
restored by this remarkable pre
scription and many who once wore
glasses say they have thrown them
away. One man says, after using it:
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to read at all. Now I can read
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was like a miracle to me." A lady
who used it says: "Hie atmosphere
seemed hazy with or without glasses,
but after using this prescription for
3 3 days everything seems clear. I
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"I was bothered with eye strain
caused by overworked, tired eyes,
which induced tierce headaches. I
have worn glasses for several years,
both for distance and work, and
without them I could not read my
own name on an envelope or the
typewriting on the machine before
me. I can do both now, and have
discarded my long-distance glasses
altogether. I can count the flutter
ing leaves on the trees across the
street now, which for several years f
have looked like a dim green blur i
to me. I' canr.-ot express my joy at
what it has done for me."
It is believed that thousands who
wear glasses can now discard them
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Troubles Ahead
THE COAL TRADE PAPERS are now warn-,
ing the public that "concerted action" must be taken
if consumers are to be protected from a very great
increase in the cost of coal due to the latest demands
put forward by the miners.
These demands involve a six-hour day, a five-day week and an
advance of 40 to 60 per cent, in wages.
Coal Miners: "We demand a six hour day, a five
day week, and a substantial increase in all rates
of pay."
Coal Operators : "Well we can grant your de
mands but we'll have to take it out of the public."
Landlord: "On account of the increased cost of
coal I'll be obliged to raise your rent."
Gasman: "On account of the increased cost of
coal, your gas bill must be increased."
Railroads: "On account of the increased cost of
coal the cost of transportation has advanced."
Manufacturer: "On account of the increased cost
of coal all manufactured articles have gone up in
Merchants: "On account of the increased cost of
coal we are obliged to raise our prices."
The cost of coal, of course, effects everybody. Coal has be
come such a fundamental factor in our society that any rise in price
is almost immediately reflected in the price of everything else. The
miner now wants more money for a shorter day's work, and the
only way It can be given him is to ask the consumer to pay more
Tor his coal.
United Ice & Coal Co.
Forstgr and Cowden
7th and Woodbine 6th and Hamilton
7th and Reily 15th and Chestnut
with Joseph Hnilth, danced to satisfy
the most crabbed first nlghter.
The performance will have to be
entirely revamped and revised be
fore it shows to advantage else
where. I feel sorry that Miss Gor
don, who ordinarily surrounds her
self with a vehicle worthy of Me
reputation, should be compelled to
endure "Love For Bale," 1 do Mot
know whether It was Tom John
stone or Harry Auraoher, both of
whom are credited with the music,
who dared present such miserable
tunes to the public! they suggester
the efforts of an amateur.
It Is a long timo since Harrlsburg
has been used by a company who
were out to "try it on the dog",
the "dog" didn't Uko It!
A number of freight car robbery
cases In and about Harrlsburg, will
be heard at the October session of
the United Htntes District court, in
Scranton. Nineteen poreons will an
swer charges of breaking Into cars
at this session. Important among
the enses will be the Bhlppensburg
case In which John Taylor, of this
city, Is connected. Taylor has enter
ed a plea of not guilty. Two men.
with whom ho Is ftllofred to have
operated, have entered pleas of
George R. Curtis, who was ar
rested In Philadelphia Inst week, was
brought to this city last evening by
Detective George flhuler to answer
the charge of having broken into
and robbed the Shenk and Tittle
sporting goods store, 205 Market
street, last week. Curtis had been
arrested In Philadelphia when at
tempting to pawn some of the stolen
more will be able to strengthen their •
eyes so as to be spared the trouble
and expense of ever getting glasses, i
Kye troubles of many descriptions
may be wonderfully benefited by the
use of this prescription. Go to any
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of Bon-Opto tablets. Drop one Bon
i Opto tablet In a fourth of a glass of
water and let it dissolve. "With this ,
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the start and inflammation and red
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eyes bother you even a little it is
your duty to take steps to save them 1
now before it is too late. Many hope
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sight if they had cared for their eyer
in time.
Note: Another prominent Phy
sician to whom the above article was
submitted, said: "Yes, the Bon-Opto
prescription is truly a wonderful eye
remedy. Us constituent ingredients
are well known to eminent eye spe
cialists and widely prescribed by
; them. I have used it very success
fully in my own practice on patients
whose eyes were strained through
i overwork or misfit glasses. I can
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watery, aching, smarting, itching,
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or for eyes inflamed from exposure |
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It is an ethical preparation, the for
mula being printed on the package, j
"The manufacturers guarantee it to |
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one week's time in many Instances i
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tained from any good druggist and j
is sold in this city by the Kennedy,
the Croll Keller, J. Nelson Clark i
stores and others. 1
Pretty Girls in the Large Chorus With the Musical Comedy, "I'll Say So"
A musical and humorous treat Is
apparently In store for the patrons of
the Orpheum Saturday matinee and
night when "I'll Bay So," the latest
musical comedy, will be produced.
This Is the work of Oeeo. H. Emerlck
and Seymour Furth. and was written
and composed expressly for the pur
pose of giving ample sway and scope
to tho unique talents of Murray and
Mack. This team of merrymakers are
known from one end of the country
to the other through their clever
work In "A Night on Broadway," and
many other musical productions. The
chorus of "I'll Say So" has been pro
nounced by the critics to be the cham
pion collection of as pretty and tal
ented young women as ever paced a
stage. "I'll Say So" Is In three acts,
end contains, besides countless fea
tures and novelties, twenty originnal
musical numbers.
To-day matinee and night—Lee and
J. J. Shubert offer "A Little
1 Journey."
To-morrow matinpe and night—"The
Smarter Set."
| Friday night only. Oct. 10—John Cort
| offers "Listen Lester."
! Saturday matinee and night. Oct. 11—
Skin trouble costs
many a man his job
No matter how efficient a man may
be, if he has an ugly skin-eruption,
there are poisitions in which he cannot
be tolerated. He may know that it is
not in the least contagious, but other
peopje are afraid, they avoid him, and he
must make way for a man with a clear,
healthy skin. Why run this risk, when
Ointment and Resinol Soap stop itching
and clear away eczema and similar
humors, so quickly and easily ?
Physician* hare prescribed the Resiool treatment
for over 20 yearn. Every druggist sells Resinol
Ointment and Resiool Soap. For sample o\ each,
ire€' write to Dept. 7-R, Resinol, Baltimore, Md.
"I'll Bay go" with Murray and
Monday matinee and night, Oct 18—
"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath."
Tuesday and Wednesday and Wednes
day matinee. Oct. 14 and 15—Mr,
800 Ditrichstein; Tuesday evening,
"The Marquis de Prlola; Wednes
day, "A Matinee Hero."
High Class Vaudeville—"The Four
Avolcs. an exceptional xylophone
quartet; "The Book Shop," a clever
comedy; Clara Howard, the girl
from France, and two other high
class offerings; also second episode
of "The Fatal Fortune." featuring
Helen Holmes; last half of week,
"The Love Race," a musical comedy
To-day—Positively last showings of
"Ruling Passions," feaeturlng Julia
Dean and Edwin Arden; to-morrow,
Friday and Saturday, Olive Thomas
in "Upstairs and Down."
To-day and air this week—Nazlmova
in "The Red Lantern." one of the
best and most expensive photo
plays ever made.
All week—Douglas Fairbanks In "His
Majesty the American."
j Thousands of people have seen the
| show at the Majestic Theater for the
first half of this
|At the Mnjestlc week and the more j
that see it the more
I popular tills show becomes. It is a
I show that will fulfill anyone's expec
tations of a high class vaudeville of
i fering. High class music. Jazz music,
spicy comedy, singing and dancing
each have their part on the hill.
The Four Avolos, a quartet of ex
ceptionally good xylophone players,
; have a great part on the bill. The
second episode of "The Fatal For
tune," featuring daring Helen
Holmes, is also being shown.
The headliner for the last half of
1 he week will be "The Love Race," a
high class musical comedy with a|
east of eight people, six girl's and
two men.
j "Ruling Passions," the picture now
! playing at the Victoria Theater, fea
turing Julia Dean
■ At the Victoria and Edwin Arden.
has been receiving
I many compliments. The picture is
! somewhat out of the ordinary and is
: staged very elaborately. Hundreds of
people have seen the show so far but
! the crowds are expected to be greatly
j increased to-day. its last showing.
To-morrow. Friday and Saturday
Olive Thomas, the new Victoria The
ister's star, will be shown as a baby
j vamp in her latest production, "Lp
i stairs and Down," an unusual photo-
I play of quality. This picture will
| undoubtedly draw enormous crowds
there for women and children are
urged to attend the matinees 1f pos
sible in order to avoid the enormous
night audiences. A Billy West comedy
will also be shown.
Broadway's successful comedy. "A
X.ittle Journey," which ran for nine
months at the Vanderbilt Theater,
New York, will be the attraction at
the Orpheum to-day matinee and
night In "A Utile Journey" arti
ficial stagey situations or dialogue
are conspicuous by their absence. For
instance, the bulk of the action takes
place on a "Frisco bound Pullman
sleeper. Now whoever took a dis
tance Journey without encountering
at least one traveling salesman, with
a humorous, Jovial disposition. Other
passengers on this imaginative train
are Mrs. Welsh, the tall, portly, so
phisticated lady from New York;
Grandma Bay and her grand
daughter, Lily; Anne, the distracted
unmarried mother and her baby; the
two young college boys returning
home for their vacation; Mr. Smith,
the explosive old grouch, and of
Very Scaly. Hair Fell Out
In Great Quantities.
"I was troubled with dandruff
very badly and my hair fell out. The
dandruff was very ecaly and there
was an Irritation when I scratched.
My hair fell out In great quantities
and became very thin. This trouble
lasted about a year.
"Then some one recommended
Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I
found them a great success, and
I used two calces of Soap with one
box of Ointment when I was
healed." (Signed) Wm. Marnock,
2552 oriannaSt.,Phlla.,Dec.l3,l9lB.
Daily use of Cuticura Soap, Oint
ment and Talcum usually prevent
skin troubles.
Soap 26c, Ointment 28 and BOc, Talcnm
2 Sc. Sold throughout the world. For
sample each free address : ' Cuticura Lab
ontwiw. Dept. H. Maiden, Mam."
iMwXuticur. Seep .have, without mug.
Every Woman Needs
IRON at Times
course, the hero and heroine, Jim
West and Julia Rutherford.
All persons who dislike letter writ
ing (and that means very nearly ev
eryone" should hie themselves with
out delay to tho Orpheum Friday !
night when John Cort's musical j
comedy success, "Listen Lester." I
fresh from a year's run at tho Knick
erbocker Theater, New York, will I
hold sway. For letter writing and j
some of Its attendant evils form the,
basis for the amusing Incidents!
which ore a large part of Its unfold- I
ing. There Is a package of letters!
written by one "live wire" by a llirty j
widower who realizes too late that ;
discretion Is the better part of a love
affair and attempts to get possession
of these documents. And It Is all
mixed up In a bewjldering array of
songs and dances and "funny busi
ness," supplied by Harry L. Cort,
George E. Stoddard and Harold Or
lcb. artistic settings, entertaining
specialties, and pretty maidens who |
form the Daintiest, Danclest Chorus
over seen, and a clever cast that In
cludes Henrietta Byron. Ernie S.
.Adams, June Roberta, Ott Kerner,
Walter Cook, Selma Marlon, E. Harri
son Garrett, Francis X. Dunegan,
Dorothy Belwin, Berdonna Gilbert,
Evelyn Paul and Gladys Relth.
One of the conspicuous dramatic
successes of last season wlllsbe seen
at the Orpheum Theater on Monday
when A. H. Woods presents "Parlor,
Bedroom and Bath" for an engage
ment matinee and night direct from
its phenomenal run at the Republic
Theater. New York City. "Parlor
Bedroom and Bath" is said to have
scored more laughs than any other
comedy on the boards last year. It
Is certainnly one of the very few
plays that survived the sweltering
New York heat, and ran well into the
summer. The play is the work of C.
W. Bell and Mark Swan, and is de
scribed as a farce frolic in three acts.
Its unusual p'.ot deals with the ad
ventures of an unsophisticated young
benedict, who is compelled to play the
role of a Don Juan in order to sat
isfy the romantic cravings of his too
sentimental wife. His reluctant ven
tures in the domain of amorous ex
perience bring upon his head a series
of unexpected trouble—most of them
women—buV provide the audience
with a play that the New York
Tribune enthusiastically declared had
"more fizz than 'Twin Beds' and
'Fair and Warmer.' "
A great actor comes to the Or
pheum Theater in the person of Leo
Ditrichstein, who will be seen on
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 14 and
15, in a series of three performances
In two of his latest successes, "The
Marquis da Priola" and "The Matinee
Hero." Mr. Ditrichstein won his
right to stellar honors by brilliant
achievements in characterization and
bv the finish and charm of his de
lightful art. In his particular field
of the drama Mr. Ditrichstein stands
alone, and In "The Marquis de Priola
which he will present on the opening
night lie will be seen in the most re
markable acting that the American
stage has known in a decade. No
other actor of his time could reach
the histrionic heights that he attains
in this performance The last tw n
performances on V ednesday, Oct.. 1••
matinee and evening, will be devoted
to the exposition of the lighter
Phases of Mr. Ditrichstein s art for
he will then be seen in The Matinee
Hero," a comedy romance of tne th
ater and its people. It is saidl to be
a charming comedy and acted with a
delicacy and finesse that Ditrichstein
alone can impart to a
admirable original compnnylnclud',
Brandon Tynan. Or Undo Daly. Ear le
Mitchell, Lily Cahill and Ann Mac
"The Smart Set" now known as
"The Smarter Set." and h s ad f*
Salem Tutt Whitney and .T. Homer j
Tutt, will present a new musical
comedy entitled. "Children of the |
Sun." at the Orpheum
matinee and nigbt. Piloted . Hve
uev and Tutt, who. it Is claimed, live
up to their unique sobriquet in
wav. the production becomes a whirl
of fun. gaiety and C> a "
tho start to finish, while the songs
are new and original.
Trolley Service Held
When Power Is Cut Off
When two motors burned out at
the power plant of the Harrlsburg
Railways last evening, trolley trof
fio throughout the city was tied up
for more than, an hour.
Somewhat after 5 o clock, the
trouble appeared. The burned out
motors operate automatic stokers
on two of the big boilers and with
these out of commission, the load
was thrown on four smaller boilers,
which were unable to furnish suf
ficient team. For a time, the
other boilers were fired by hand and
the cars again started to run on
scheduled time shortly after 7
Red Cross Christmas
Seals to Go on Sale
With the opening of the State
headquarters of the 1919 Red Cross
Seal campaign In the Wyeth Building
at Market and Court streets, arrange
ments for the fall campaign are well
under way.
The campatgn manager Is Hiram O.
Andrews, who took charge of the
news office yesterday.
As in past years the sale in Harrls
burg will be conducted by a commit
tee of local men and women associ
ated with the Anti-Tuberculosis So
ciety of Harrisburg and vcinlty.
Seals will very shortly be put on sale.
Jesse Allen, colored, formerly of
this city, was arrested in Altoona
last night where he is charged
with having murdered Granville
Davis, another negro, earlier in the
evening. Allen's mother is reported
to live at 126 Liberty street, this
city. Following a game of dice, Allen
Is alleged to have slashed Davis with
a pocket knife.
The Central Democratic Club will
give an oyster supper this evening In
honor of the candidates for city and
county offices. A special program has
been planned for the event and
speeches will be made bv several of
the candidates.
Here and There
With Player Talk
Louise Glnum spent the week-end I
with her friend. Mrs. Charles Chaplin,
at Catallna Islands. The girls have
been life-long friends and enjoy "out
ing" together. Each one made a
wager with the other, that the one
catching the largest tunna fish, had
to pay the forfeit of the largest box
of candy they could find, at "Pig'n
Whlutle." So down to the beach they
went, securing a rod and line, and as
umpire an old fisherman who has
lived on Catallna Island for years.
The girls sat for several hours, pa
tiently waiting for the tuna to bite.
After a while Louise got a nibble and
was delighted that she was to make
the first haul. Then the fish began to
In His Newest Picture
"His Majesty
The American"
Crowds were turned away at
i the Reger.-t yesterday. Those
i who were disappointed will be
I able to see this greatest of all
i Fairbanks pictures the rcrnain-
I ing days of this week.
I Admission, 15c, 30c and war tax
In His Latest Release
TOMORROW Ma^ it and
| America's Greatest Colored Show
with those two stars
J. Homer Tutt
Salem Tutt Whitney
PRICES ,;_ 5c TV™
Eve., 25c to $l.OO
11 A. M to 11 P. M.
If there Ls a big crowd waiting to
get In the theater
Is the type ol picture that brings
The "Mile a Minute Come iy" by Rachel Crothers
PRICES —Evening to $2.00 Matinee to $l.OO
OCTOBER 8, 1919,
swim away, but also pulling: off the
line. Both glrla were all excited, they
called to the old fisherman for help.
All three of them were pulling' on
first one line, and then the other,
which ended in the old fisherman
landing ft tuna much larger and
heavier than both the girls. And to
make ft fitting climax, the tuna was
on both lines. Louise's hook had
caught him, and In his efforts to get
nway, he became entangled In the
• line of Mildred's, so they are still
Second and Forster Streets
Dancing Every Wednesday Evening, 8.30 to 11.30 P. M.
A Package of Triangle Mints Free to All
Ask Someone What They Think of the Show.
Today Is Yonr Last Clianec to Sec It
• rapid Are comedy playlet—Fonr other acts
New Show Starts Tomorrow Featuring
a high class musical comedy—a company of eight talented artists
In a spicy offering
The New York Musical Sensation
> A Feast of Fun and Frivolity
\v\ By Harry L. Cort, George E. Stoddard and
MV Harold Orlob
fo' Delirious Music Fascinating Tur es
SEATS TODAY, to $2.00
Creators of the Laughing Habit
in the Musical Comedy jW
Bp 3 "I'LL SAY SO" J|
jPa 1 Prices, Eve., 25c to $l. Mat., 25, 50, 75c
an unusual photoplay that is attracting attention
■UmB ' Ja
MiHO! 11^^^
the Victoria's new star as a baby ramp in
A photoplay that will make you forget your troubles, featuring what
America's foremost artists hall as the prettiest
woman in the world.
No Increase in Admission^—loc and 20c as Usual
trying to find out who has to pay th 4
bet. Which one would you sayf
J. Parker Read, Jr., has returned
from South America, and Is the
guest of his son, J. Parker Read,
Jr., at his home In Culver City, The
elder Mr. Read Is a great sport, loves
to travel, and enjoys meeting new
people, exchanging opinions and all
around enjoys life. Ho speaks of
"Jack" (J. Parker Read, Jr.,) with
the same fondness as he did when he
was a small boy. "After all," saya
lather Read, "he is Just a small boy.'"
"All men are small boys, overgrown."