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The weekly pictures were shown at tbe Oddfellows' Hall on Friday last, when the finest film screened was one entitled "Chronioles of Don Q," a fine dramatic film. Tbe representation of this famous character wa3 really good, especially the facial bideousness of tbe fearsome Don Q. Another film of a dramatic character was. "The Cracks man's Daughter," in which tbe daughter of the cracksmen escapes, and marries happily, but nearly loses the life of her husband by a lover, one of tbe gang; making a successful cap ture. The daughter luckily escape?, and delivers her husband from tbe ex plosion of a clock work bomb, the two thieves becoming the victims of their own infernal blot. "The Excursion to the Meteore" was a scenic film of great interest.


The programme to night includes the following pictures :—"The Stolen Treaty," "Italian Artillery on Active Service," "The Fire Cop." " Tbe Curate's Bride," "Japanese Magic," "Magnetic Personality," "Over the Divide," "Tbe Hoodoo Hat." "The Stolen Treaty" is an extra star film of over 3000 ft, and its story is told asr' :—"Tbe story opens with tbe meeting of two great powers, when an important treaty h s'gned. The ambassador of an antagonistic nation is ordeted to obtain v copy by book or by crook. Capt.iin Bra?tow is instructed to carry a c-if-y of the treaty to hh own country. Oα tbe way he is drugged and the copy stolen. He recovers, and will) tbe aid of a servant pursues the foreigners, but they escape after receiving a ducking at tbe lock gate. That evening tbe foreigners discover that the water has watfbril out all traces of the writing in the treaty. Tbe scene to the sanctum of -the Minister for Foreign Affairs, who bas charge of tbe original treaty He bas occasion to read the document, and fakes it from the safe. Business finished, be reploceß it,"a The think?, in the safe, but in reality he leaves it on the desk arid locks away a piece of blank paper. That nigbt tbe safe is broken into and the worthless paper stolen. The second failure cause 3 tbe ambassador to alter his modus operandi. s There next appeals tbe Baroness .Montrose, a beautiful but unscrupulous.woman, who makes love to the Minister, and entices him to a y room where two masked men spring out and /secure tbe treaty. A servant comes, to the re?cue, and in the hurry to escape one man leaps through the window, to meet death on the stones below. The Baioness turns about to find: herself-looking down the barrel of a revolver held by the man she bas dupe 3, and the*shock causes her to fall to tbe ground dead." This synopsis conveys but a elight idea of the strength of the sto'y. .

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AMUSEMENTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date

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AMUSEMENTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4392, 1 May 1914, Incorrect date

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