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AMUSEMENTS

HAYWARDS' PICTURES. A, large attendance was very agreeably entertained by the. new programme of pictures that was submitted at the Octagon Hall last night. A beautifully-colored picture by the Pathe Preres Company was the chief item. It was entitled 'A King in Name Alone.' and p rot rayed a romantic, story wound round the throno of an imaginary kingdom in South-eastern Europe. Tho heir-apparent to the throne attempts to abduct the sweetheart of his equerry, who. as it happens, is the "double" of the hejr-apparent. To avenge the abducting of bis sweetheart ! the equerry kills the prince, and, in order to hide, his crime, impersonates the prince, whose body he has cast from a. , window of the castle into the sea. Then comes news of the death of ' the King, and the equerry is crowned. Ho decides to undertake its full ditties and accompanying perils, but he evinces such disregard of past traditions and shows such' sympathy with the rights of the populace that he incurs the displeasure ot his Ministry. Meanwhile tho body of" the prince has been discovered among the rocks, but even the sweetheart herself is convinced that it is that of the equerry. The Ministry ma-ke use of the supposed crime of the King to murder him, and tho girl is as a decoy. The truth is revealed, when it is too late, and she is powerless to help him. The picture ends with the completion of the tragedy of two lives that fato had turned from the quiet pathway they would gladly havo followed to cherish each other in peace. ■Canadian' Rally Round the Throne' was a, most graphic picture of the embarkation ar.d departure of the Canadians from England, and roused considerable enthusiasm. ' Hunger Knows No Law ' was a most absorbing dramatic study, and ' Valley of the Ame, France,' was a. beautiful and picturesque scenic. Two extremely funny comedy films were- 'Girl of the Seasons' and 'A Brand-new Hero,' the latter being by the celebrated Keystone players. The latest number of the ' Gaumont Graphic' was also screened, and included a number of interesting views of the war. The same programme will be shown to-night. FULLERS' PICTURE*. Several important and highly interest-in;; pictures jostle each other for pride 'of place- on the- view programme presented at the King's (continuous show) Theatre yesterday afternoon and evening. Probably rnost- of the large audiences which occupied th-i building would assign the position of honor to the Edison representation, of the New York Police Carnival, which is an authentic, first-hand revelation of the wonderful versatility and efficiency of Undo Sam's metropolitan police,. Ju the presence of a great concourse of people on. one of the city's recreation grounds, some thousand or move picked men showed the perfection of their training in such varying branches as handling recalcitrant prisoners, jiu-jitsu, rescue from burning buildings, and stopping runaways. The film is a. long one, and holds a thrill in evei'y sextion. Tho principal photo-drama, is the Edison production of ' In the Shadow of Disgrace.' the. story of the secret marriage of a girl of humble birth to a. young officer ordered to the front, and her heartbreaking experiences when, faithful to he: husband's injunction of secrecy till 1 he return, ahe sties, down into the valley of J shame. An excellent Keystone comedy, 'High Shots on Broadway,' reveals the extraordinary enterprise of American pro- ! flucers, and keeps the house rocking with laughter. For the Test, an almost unprecedented ly good bill contains the drama "The Long Lane,' the comedy 'Happy Golucky,' and a fine representation of the transport, of the 35.000 Canadian troops from Quebec to .England. 'JTie theatre- is open from 1.50 p.m. daily. PLAZA PICTURES. The big attraction at the Plaza- Picture* this week Ls George, du .Manner's 'Trilby,' as played for reproduction in the form "of moving pictures by Sir Hebert Tree and his company from His -Majesty's Theatre ! (London). The setting of the film is admirable, and the. acting magnificent. Other pictures shown are: -The Ragamuffin.' 'The Collaboration,' 'Sim Simpson and the Spirits,' and ' Scenes in Algiers.' 'Trilby" and the supporting subjects will be shown to-night. QUE-EN'S THEATRE. The leading picture of the current programme at the Queen's Theatre is acomedy by the- Yitagraph Company, entitled 'The Adventures of .Miss Tomboy.' The chief characters of this film are played by Mr John Bunny and .Miss Lilian Walker, who are- welt known to picturelevers. There, are also many other good films, including ' Givicrf of Police- : (drama) and 'Canadians Rally Round the Flag," views of the Canadian fores' leaving for England. KIX<; EDWARD THEATRE. A beautiful colored drama, by the Pathe ; Company, entitled 'King in Name Alone.' j heads, the. curront programme at the new King Edward Theatre. Other pictures are: 'Hunger Knows No Law' idrama), 'A Brand New Hero' ilveystone comedy), and 'Gaumont. Graphic' (topical). The same, pictures are to be screened again this erening.

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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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AMUSEMENTS Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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