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CLXI. No. 63 QUEBEC'S FIVE-YEAR Reviews of Montreal's Theatres JURY'S VERDICT IS SEEN AS PROBABLE TRAFFIC LAW FORCE tures are so changed that he is not fur 1932: Past president, II. R. Coekfield, Cockfield, Brown and Company, Limited; president, Adam Smith, R.

C. Smith and vice-president, R. C. Ronalds, Ronalds Advertising Agency treasurer, E. W.

Reynolds, B. W. Itey- noids Advertising Agency; directors, W. K. Cox, Norris Patterson Agency; B.

H. Bramble, Baker Advertising Agency; R. O. Stevenson, Stevenson and Scott and Geo. H.

MacDonald. Geo. H. MacDonald Ltd. Adam Smith, elected to the office of president, also held this important position last year this being only the second time in recenO years that a president of tho association has held office for two years in succession.

X-rays are used in industry almost as much as in medicine. RIPE AGES REACHED St. Vincent Notable for Longevity of Population Many parts of the world lay claim to the record for. the of their climate and the longevity of their peoples, but few can compare with the little Island of St. Vincent in the eastern group of the' British West Indies, where the official census for 19S1 indicates that out of a total population of 47,961 souls, 155 had attained the age of 90 years or over.

This represents 3.2 in 1,000 of the population of an age of 80 or over. Twenty-one bad attained the age of 100; 32 were 35; and 4 were reported ae having passed the century mark. The remainder were SO yeans of age. LAST TRIBUTE PAID ALEX, DRUMMOND than the millionaire himself. Furthermore the fair accomplice fails in love with him.

The intrigue ia carried Into the chateau of a snobbish count who wishes to enrich himself at the expense of the visitor from America. The principal crook and the heroine get into the house by means ot an automobile accident, he to carry nut his nefarious plots, she to protect the bogus secretary whom she loves. The upshot of the business comes when the real secretary givrs himself away by calling bis master "patron" in front of the assembled company. Upon this, the crook takes to his heels, the count stands reproved when he finds that a servant and not a millionaire has been making love to his daughter, while the wealthy man takes the former asociato of the underworld to his heart. Jules Berry as the hero is polished and plays throughout with a pleasant touch of high comedy.

Suzy Prim in the feminine lead is good to look at. The remainder of the cast is up to standard. Amon? the short subjects there aro a number of shots of the late. Aristidc-Briand, one showing him speaking before the League of Nations being particularly fine. AGRICULTURAL PLAN IS OPERATING WELL No Farmer Accepting Its Provisions Has Asked for Change, Says Minister 700 HAVE BEEN ENLISTED Agriculture, Like Industry, Must Keep Pace With Science, Declares Hon.

Adelard Godbout Agriculture, like Industry, must kep pace with science, and the Province of Quebec a successful drive which has as its aegis the abolition of obsolete farming- neth-ods is bearing fruit, with the result that the value of the province's agricultural produce estimated at approximately 8120,000,000 in 1930 is bound to increase greatly during the next few years. So declared Quebec's Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Adelard Godbout, on Saturday morning when, interviewed by The Gazette in Government Offices on Notre Dame street east, He stated that astounding progress was being recorded in governmental efforts to modernize tho farms of many a sturdy Quebecois. Four years ago, he observed, the Quebec Government inaugurated what can perhaps be called Quebec's "Five Year Agricultural Plan It involved the enlisting of farms tfcroughouUthe province under the banner of Government-trained, agronomists who, backed by governmental funds and with science at hand, would convert obsolete farms into scientifically-planned and operated farms. "Today, seven hundred farmers in the nrovince have placed their farms under governmental care, he observed.

"While these farmers are not granted the Department of Agriculture's varied premiums on produce, they do receive direct knowledge as to how a farm is operated on a purely scientific basis, and at the end of five years they will operate their farms themselves, realizing an increase In the value of their produce, as compared with the days when obsolete agricultural methods were 'n use, or from twenty to fifty per cent." So successful is this plan, he stressed, that today, despite the economic depression, no farmer Jho entered into this five-year plan has asked the Government to take back its. trained agronomist and grant, instead, the customary premiums. On his first visit to the metropolis since the close of the last session of "the Quebec Legislature, the Hon. Mr. Godbout stressed that while agriculture in Quebec had suffered as a result of the economic crisis, few farmers found themselves economically stranded.

With positions more stable than those of city workers, the farmer In Quebec continued his life-long task of cultivating his land and harvesting his crops. If produce prices were low well, he hearkened unto the Quebec Government's cry of "modernization," and sought to achieve, under governmental care, quality and not quantity crops." In the province of Quebec last year, Mr. Godbout pointed out, upwards of 7,350,000 acres of land were under cultivation, and the Government, in its efforts to modernize farming, voted a budget of nearly 83.500,000. During the last session of the Quebec Legislature, three new premiums were created, with an eye on the betterment of the quality of crops. This new premium Is paid on the purchase by Quebec farmers of fertilizers.

There is a premium of two 'cents per pound ot nitrogen contained in fertilizers, also one of a cent per each pound of phosphoric acid and potash. ENHANCES QUALITY. 'This measure," Mr. Godbout said, "serves to encourage the farmers to purchase only first-class fertilizers which contain high percentages of those Ingredients. Crops of the new province, therefore, are enhanced In quality and value." Besides placing many a farm under the care of an expert agronomist for five years, the Government also tender many farmers valuable technical knowledge as to modern agricultural methods through lte agricultural schools and demonstration farms.

At the present time, the Government is supporting three superior agricultural colleges, Including Macdonald College, at Ste. Anne de Bellevuej the Oka College, and the Ste. Anne, de la Pooatlere College. There is also a practical school at RimouskI, and a second rne under construction at St Mar-tine, in Chateauguay county Demonstration farms situated through-cut the provincetotal 43. "Agriculture in old Quebeo Is keeping pac with science," Mr Godbout stressed, adding that if a modern Louis Hemond came hero today from France, he would find that the old spirit of Maria Chap-delalne still hovered over many a homestead in the province, but that the farm itself was modernized a symbol of twentieth century progress.

Telephone LAncaster jj ONK TO.V MKANS 2000 rOUNDS For Noted Cattle Breeder and Livestock Judge is Widely Mourned Many mourners gathered at his late residence, 3421 Harvard avenue, on Saturday afternoon to pay their last respects to the late Alexander MacB. Drummond, well known cattle breeder and livestock judge who died on Thursday after a short illness in his 74th. year. Mr. Drummond was born in Petite Cote, now known as Rosemount, whence his parents had come from Scotland and developed tho laaid.

He became widely known as an agriculturist and hia services were much in demand throughout Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime provinces as judge at fairs and exhibitions. Since his retirement some ten years ago he lived in Notre Dame, de Grace. The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. George H.

Donald of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. At the church service yesterday morning, Dr. Donald made reference to Mr.

Drummond as follows: "Mr. Drummond joined the Kirk Session in 1905 and thus acted as an elder for 27 years. By nature he was a shy and silent man, by character robust and vigorous, and deeply religious. He was a son of the soil and came from a long line of pioneer farmers, men of foresight and industry who tilled wide tracts of land in the outskirts of. this Mr.

Drummond inherited the characteristics ot his forbears, he was redolent of the soil from which he sprang and of the Scottish stock that bred him. He had a clear head, a stout heart, a deep attachment for home, a pious nature, and a strict regard for truth and honor. Coupled to these virtues there was inborn in him a deep devotion to the church of his fathers and a loyalty to her creeds and worship. Beyond and apart from that he held staunchly by the faith of his Master which embraces all creeds and professions. His was a faith that never faltered and stood like a rock in a weary land, steadfast and eternal.

He had a gentle heart which drew to him many friends to whom his steadfastness brought courage, hope and comfort." Mrs. Drummond predeceased her husband four months ago. The chief mourners were his daughters, Mrs. Arthur Ross Stuart and Mrs. A.

Montgomery of Montreal, Mrs. Jackson Adams of Waterloo, and Mrs. Paul Norrls, CowansviIIe one brother. Aid. J.

Newton Drum mond of Rosemount, and three sis ters, Mrs. George Hogg, West- mount, Mrs. Samuel Nesbitt, and Mrs. W. M.

Ogilvie of Ottawa. Among the many mourners were Mayor Hogg, of Westmount, F. McArthur, R. Smillle, R. M.

Steilke, L. Croll, E. Handford, J. N. Drapeau, L.

L. Stuart, R. L. Scott, D. S.

Bruce, Robert Stuart, G. Adams, G. Crosaer, A. R. Stuart, Dr.

Montgomery, Gordon Ogilvie, Paul Norrls, S. Holgin, G. L. Harrison, S. W.

Wing, W. L. Hogg, L. Hargln, Dr. A.

D. Campbell, W. Bruce, J. L- Roy, McLaughlin. ADAM SMITH REELECTED Serves Second Term as President of C.A.A.A.

At the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Advertising Agencte held in Toronto for the purpose of electing officers ana aiscussing items oi importance to advertising agency members, the following officers, recommended by the nominating committee, were unanimously elected His Majesty's SY2i Cast nt. l-awrnc of 250 Dancers iinni AtMptrm wi i I jm ating queen manages affairs generally. There is a charming daughter, who is in lovo with her father's private secretary, but her mother is determined that she shall marry a prince whom she has in mind. The queen goes on a tour oi the United States, and returns to find that the king, given his opportunity, almost single-handed has dealt with a revolution, restored, peace and prosperity to his country, and disposed of his daughter's hand to her complete happiness. That Montreal playgoers Who wre unable to attend last week received with appreciation the news of the four extra performances has been mani'est continually since the announcement at the theatre where the demand for seats for tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Wednesday afternoon has been so considerable as to indicate large attendances at each presentation.

The Wednesday evening performance is positively the final one as the company leave on Thursday for St. John, whence they sail on Friday for London to resume their engagement, this time at a larger house. The New Thea tre. LOEW'SYAUDEYILLE IS WELL BALANCED Joe Marks Heads Bill "The Beast of the City" Is Film Feature A particularly well-balanced vaudeville bill and an engrossing film combine to form a programme of considerable entertainment value at Loew's Theatre this week. The vaudeville is headlined by a veteran comedian, Joe Marks, and his company.

A dialect comedian of resource, Marks had the audience In the palm of his hand yesterday af ternoon and stopped the show twice. He is assisted by a man and a young woman who "feed" the comedian in a nonsensical but hilarious skit. Marks concludes his presentation by singing and danc ing. He is as versatile as he is amusing. The Pichiani Troupe, a group of acrobats, performed some spectacular tumbling and balancing feats and were well received.

Ed. Ford and his amazingly well- trained dog, Whitey, return with a number of new tricks. Ford does more on the stage than direct the animal through its tricks. Richard Walsh, a singer of fine appearance and personality, renders four popular and semi-classical numbers in pleasant style. Gloria Lee and Sherr Brothers open the bill with a dance act which merits better than the opening spot.

The young woman Is lithe and a neat dancer, while the Sherr Brothers' impression of two inebriates is very humorous. The feature film, "The Beast of the City," is superior to the general run of pictuijs of its type on account of a etellar cast headed by Walter Huston and including Jean Hersholt, Jean Harlow and Wallace Ford. Huston plays the part of the police chief of a typi-ca' American city. His activities tevolve around his efforts to convict the gang leader of the community. The suspense is well maintained as the story unreels itself at a speedy pace, and there is very little obvious Huston and Hersholt run away with the act-irg honors.

Miss Harlow looks excellent and acts adequately. Short film features and timely numbers by the orchestra complete tne blU- prIcessoffering TWO FINE PICTURES "Strictly Dishonorable" and "The Menace" Vie With Each Other in Interest In "Strictly Dishonorable" and "The Menace" the Princess offers as well balanced a double bill ny worle patron could desire. In theme and treatment they are widely different, but in the matter of acting have a point in common, both being admirably played, the caste in each case including more than a few luminaries of stage or screen. The story of "Strictly Dishonorable" is fairly familiar to many who will see the picture, having been presented here In play form. Those who saw the stage version will readily admit that the film does full justice to the story, in some snots it even enhances It.

The central characters are a girl from the south and her fiance who go to a big city. Their sightseeing takes them to a "speakeasy" where the young man, after both had indulged in a few drinks, takes offence when the girl casts admitting glances at a dashing, philandering opera singer. The youth quits in anger when the girl refuses to leave the place. The girl remains for the night and the whole action of the story is developed around the events that transpire between then and the next morning when the girl and the opera singer realize they lovs each other and send the young man on his way hack to the snobbish and narrow-minded circle in which he moves. While the piquant, story Is highly entertaining it in made doubly so by the acting of Paul Lukas, Sidney Fox, Lewis Stone and the support-Ing cast, Lukas, as the opera singer, does an excellent bit of work.

Sidney Fox, as the girl whose Ideas, being repressed, are too advanced for the home-town (oiks, Is attractive and handles the role deftly. Lewis Htono, of whom good work can always be expected, makes a delightfully sympathetic personality ot the Judge. "The Menace," an Edgar Wallace story, makes splendid screen material. Based on the principle that when thieves (all out the unjustly will be vindicated, It re lutes the story of a young man who, accused of the murder of his father end sentenced to penal servitude, escapes, goes to United Slates and becomes a millionaire oil baron, then decides to return to England to vindicate hlnmeir and marry the girl hp loved. Through a iui'nffiil operation In plwtlt'j nur-eery, follow lug an ftoddout, lilt fea 'A HOUSE DIVIDED' IMPERIAL FEATURE Walter Huston Starred in Role of Tyrannical West Coast Fisherman At the Imperial this weak tUiet interest focuses on Walter Huston who is starred in "A House Div ided." In this story he is seen as a tyrannical fisherman living on the etorm-tossed Pacific coast.

When the story opens his wile has been dead but a few months. He has a son of about nineteen years of ae whom he takes to a cheap dance hall and bar with the purpose of "making a man" of the youth. When the latter tries to leave in disgust the father promptly knocks him unconscious and carries him home The widowed parent, when the servant quits, writes to a matrimonial agency for a wife. When the mailorder bride-to-be arrives she is a young and beautiful girl, instead of the middle-aged buxom person expected. At first considering her unable to do the heavy work he expects of a housewife, he eventually changes his mind and they are married the night she arrives.

After an orgy drinking at the celebration he staged his manners and appearance are so revolting to nor that she wants to quit. He refuses and the son, between whom and tha girl already a strong friendship had developed, becomes her champion and in a rough and tumble fight, although the odds are a gain tt him, succeeds in throwing the parent over the stairway railing and rendering him unconscious1. A subsequent period in bed as a result of injuries finally brings the father to see matters in their true perspective and there Is a happy ending for the two young folks. The story is well-knit together, but it is Huston's acting which commands most attention. He is realistically bullying and brutal and gives one of the best characterizations of his screen career.

Kent Douglas as the courageous, though physically weak, son gives a good portrayal and Helen Chandler is attractive and capable as the mall- order bride. "Ridin" for Justice" is a western thriller in which Buck Jones is the hero. He is seen as a devil-may-care rancher who looks at life with a smile and a dare. His defiance of the law almost costs him his life. His adventures lead him into the none oi tne town marsnai, wnie he and the marshal's wife fall in love with each other, is charged with the murder of the deputy marshal but finally is proved innocent.

The film is a typical Buck Jones one, with lots of hard riding and stirring events. VICElGALPARTY HEARS ORCHESTRA Gala Performance Also Marks Appearance of Noted Composer Here Yesterday was English Day for the Montreal Orchestra at His Majesty's Theatre. It was also one of the most auspicious concerts in the career of this Institution so far. The performance was graced oy the presence of His Excellency, The Governor-General who was accompanied by a distinguished party, and Gustav Hoist, noted English composer, made his first appearance in Montreal, conducting tne orcu-estra in a movement from his celebrated suite, "The lJlane(s." The remainder of the programme which was under the direction of Douglas Clarke, was mainly devot-cf. to British muefc which had already been played by- the orchestra this season.

Two short French items were also included: Ravel's exquisite "Pavane pour un enfante defunte" and Dukas's amusing "L'apprentl Sofcier" based on Goethe's poem "Der Zauberlehrling." Mr. Holet achieved a great suc-' cess with his "Jupiter, Bringer Jollity." At the conclusion of the piece, audience and orchestra rose to the occasion and applauded so long and so heartily, that it had to b. repeated. The composer's cour-: teous gesture in applauding the work of the orchestra itself was much appreciated. Arnold Bax's "Garden of Fand" received most of Mr.

Clarke's r.t-. tc-ntlon. This tone poem, based on an Irish saga, is one of the roost elaborate things yet undertaken at these concerts so far as modern music goes. It was a test of the orchestra's powers and a test which that body emerged creditably. As muslo It did not rank so highly as the.

Prelude and "Angel's Farewell" from Elgar's "Dream of Gerontlus," the grand manner and solidity of which was in marked contrast, coming as it did Immediately after the Bax piece. The Elgar selection was authoritatively directed and capably played. Vatiglian Williams's overture from his Incidental muslo to Aristophanes' comedy "The malo a good opening number. Next Sunday's concert will conclude tl'O present season and will feature a "plebiscite" programme. itiii niirriiip ill irn 1 ir "inc uuctm nudDHiiu Final Three Days of Col-bourse-Jones Production Having established an attendance record for this xeason at Ills Majesty's Theatre, Maurice Col-bourne, Barry Jones and 'heir London company bfgln the itecond jnrlod of tlicir stay with prospects of large audiences for the final four performances of "The Queen's Husband," the first of which will be itlven tonight.

The succeiw of their visit .0 the other thi'M cities they played has bn duplicated In Montreal and nil who have seen the plsy have declarrd It a delightful piece of cntTtilnmnnt, both as regards the lory and the srilnrf. The story of "The Quern's Uui I nI" Is that of a king of an lms Island, who Is so bored thnt tier In his time with a I mast Uilhlieti plntiKutA while his domin recognized when he reaches Eng land. His methods for solving the mystery ot the murder of which he is accused provide plenty of ex citement. The acting is uniformly excellent Heading the cast are H. B.

Warner, Walter Byron, Bette Davis, Halliwell Hobbes and Nat alie Moorhead, the work of Warner, Byron and Hobbes especially being superb. EDGAR ALLAN POE'S THRILLER ON FILM Bela Lugosi, of Dracula Fame, Stars in Murder Picture at Capitol They set out to make a genuine thriller in the Hoffmanesque style of "Murders in the Rue Morgue," the principal film at the Capitol Theatre, and on the whole have made a success of it; and this although the story verges on the trivial and old-fashioned at times. The plot is based upon the fam iliar short story of Edgar Allen Poe, but departs considerably from the original. Bela Lugosi, former Count JJraoula, is featured in the Cali- garian role of Dr. Mirakle, and gets a much better chance to show oil his undoubtedly first-class talents than he did in the film of the Austrian vampire.

Three women are found dead in the River Seine and are believed to have drowned themselves until a young medical student discovers a peculiar wound upon their bodies which leads him to maflte blood tests. In the meantime he and his sweetheart have had an unpleasant encounter with Dr. Mirakle, a circus quack claiming to be a great scientist, who demonstrates (in the year 1848)the Darwinian theory of man's descent from the ape by means of a huge gorilla he holds captive. When the Simian and Dr. Mirakle display special attention to the student's sweetheart, the threads of the mystery are knit together and finally solved in a fresh murder in the Rue Morgue.

The supporting cast is adequate' and includes the pretty Sylvia Fox. "Wayward," the film, features Nancy Carroll, Richard Ar-len and Pauline Frederick, in the story of a chorus girl who marries Into a dull and stupid provincial family of snobs which includes 3. mother-in-law who appears to be a fit subject for a pathological clinic. The girl's husband is a weak young man and as putty in his mother's hands. It is her plan to wreck the marriage so that she may keep tho boy at home.

She tries many vicious tricks and at last succeeds, only to have her son wake up to the true facts and lose him for ever. Mis Carroll does a creditable and sympathetic piece of work as the heroine. Arlen is adequate as the hero and Miss Frederick portrays the mother as a small edition of Lady Macbeth. TENTH MUSIC WEEK WILL OPEN TODAY Ceremony and Concert at Willis Hall This Afternoon Other Events The 10th annual Music Week which will be held during tho coming six days under the auspices of the Delphic Study Club will be officially opened this afternoon at Willis Hall. Tho speaker of the occasion will be Dr.

Frederick Pelletier, music critic of Le Devoir. At the conclusion of Dr. Pelletier's address, a concert arranged by J. J. Goulct will take place.

Performers at this concert will Include Mrs. N. E. Goulet-Beaudry, soprano; Eleanor Hamel, soprano; Marguerite Brals and Jeanne Thuot, pianists; Jules Jacob, tenor; J. J.

uouiet, violinist; Juliette Drouin, harpist. Other Muslo Week fixtures today will include concerts in Willis Hall, arranged by Simonne Quesnel at 8.30 p.m., and at McVicar School arranged by Mrs. E. McBrearty. The following will take part in these: Cecils Bougie, Simonne Quesnel, Romeo Gendron, Madeleine Dup-lessls, Claude Glroux, Therese Em.

ond and Annette Duplessls at Willis Hall; Miss E. Foley, Mrs. McBrearty, Mrs. A. E.

Bulley and John Lamont at McVicar School. There will also be a special concert at the Mount Royal Hotel this evening under the auspices ef Plnet and Jarry and arranged by Romeo MousBtau to which admission will be by ticket only. The following will take part: The Plnet and Jarry Orchestra, Armand Gauthler, Albert Chamberland, Flore Blanchard, Ed-mond Trudel, Jean Holland, Lottie Farrar and Mr, Mousieau, CINEMA DE PARIS FEATURES COMEDY "Mon Coeur et Ses Millions" Proves Entertaining Film Fare "Mon Coeur ct scii Millions," the feature film at the Cinema de Paris, an amusing mixture of farce and mystery about a Franco-American millionaire's adventures in France upon a visit to his natlvo country for rest and recreation. Wishing to shun publicity, which he knows will attend his every movement, he exchange 'Identities with hil secretary. A ranir of thieves are watching for the famous man of fortune.

Hoping to win the ecrotnry over to' their side, they lure him nlo a trap by means of a protly womni, their accomplice. Tlio jolto Is on them. Tlw iccro. Ihi'V wlio prcl'nds to concent to their plans uf ryu itunv Negro's Claim Reduced Because He Carried no Light When Leading Horse DAMAGE AWARD $8,400 Failure of Quebec to Enact Light Carrying Law Disregarded in Contributory Negligence Finding One aspect of the value of the Jury system in either criminal or civil cases was strikingly demonstrated on Friday night when a mixed jury under Mr. Justice Coderre, of the Superior Court, awarded Robert Armstrong, negro stablehand and cook, ot Nashville, Tennessee, $8,400 damages for in juries sustained when he was hit by a truck, but deducted ten per cent from the amount because Armstrong was not carrying a light at the time of the accident.

The defendant was Beatty Lim ited, owners of the truck. The jury disregarded entirely the fact that there Is no law compelling persons or vehicles other than motor vehicles to carry lights at night but, being masters of the facts in jury cases, they decided that failure to carry a light constituted negligence, and the am ount of the award to Armstrong will accordingly bo reduced to Armstrong's employer was running horses at Dorval track in 1928, and when the meeting ended there the horses were moved over to King's Park in preparation for the meeting there. Armstrong led one of them six miles along the Cote de Liesse between Dorval and King's Park. To prevent the horse's shoes from breaking and to protect the delicate feet of the animal, he walked the horse on the soft turf at the side. On nearing King's Park he was struck by the Beatty truck, both his legs were broken and he suffered other injuries which, he claimed, incapacitated him for life.

Moving for a jury trial, he sued in the Superior Court for 813,480, alleging negligence and speed on the part ot the truck driver. The company met the action with the claim that at the tinle of the accident the truck was not under the control of the company, that if one of their drivers was in charge of it he was acting without authority from his employer. It was shown at trial, however, that, by arrangement with the company, the driver kept the truck at hi3 home and was on his way there when the accident occurred. The jury therefore absolved the driver of personal liability and held his employer responsible. SHOULD CARRY LIGHT The defence contended, too, that Armstrong should have been carrying a light, and the plaintiff's attorneys, In argument, pointed out that he was under no legal obligation to do so.

The jury, however, disregarding the fact that the Quebec Legislature has consistently refused to enforce a light-carrying law, held that failure to carry a light under the circumstances constituted contributory negligence and deducted ten per cent, from the amount of the award: The usual motions, for judgment according to the verdict and for dismissal of the action notwithstanding the verdict, will be argued before Mr. Justice Coderre this morning. To lawyers engaged in the case and others who heard the verdict the jury's finding with respect to the light was significant as Illustrating the power juries wield. The law says it is not compulsory to carry lights at night, except on motor vehicles. The jury eays, In effect, that that is all very well but if you do not carry a light and someone hits you, it Is partly your own fault, and 'any damages you may prove will be reduced accordingly.

The effect of a number of verdicts of this kind, lawyers believe, will be to force light-carrying to become the custom, and what it has been Impossible to achieve through the Legislature will be achieved through court juries. Theodule Rheaume, K.C., and C. Ogden, K.C., were associate counsel for Armstrong; the company was represented by J. P. Lanctot and A.

B. Hamelin. SAYS NOTHING HIDDEN Premier Henry Wants to See Papers Produced Toronto, March 13. "There was no neglect on our part nor any covering up," said Premier O. S.

Henry yesterday in discussing the alleged papers declared to have been 'offered for sale on the Mada-waska property purchased by the Hydro and which are declared to relate to John' Alrd, jr. Premier Henry reaffirmed the statement of Hon. Price, Attorney-General, that Colonel Price -after discussing the papers with him had communicated with W. N. Tllley, K.C., counsel before th Middle, ton Commission, asking that Mr.

Tllley bring the matter before the commissioner. This had been after tho commission commenced. "I would be pleased to see the papers produced before the commissioner," added Premier Henry, "I have no desire to hide anything, nono whatever." Sinclair Also Approached Toronto, March 13. w'. E.

N. Sinclair, K.C., House Liberal leader, stated yesterday lie too hnd boon approached by an unnamed Individual who wished to si .11 certain files missing from the office of John Alrd, Jr. The papers had been sought for the Royal Commission Investigating certain transactions of the Ontario Hydro Electrlo Power Commission, Premier George 8. Tlenry stated In the Legislature Friday the papers had been offered to him, St. James Literary Society Guy Tombs will be the speaker nt tho next meeting of the Ht Jamts Literary Houlaty to be held at 200 Miittit'leld HtiTft tomorrow evening ut 8.15.

Mr, Tnmbi will lak as his ubjctit ''The Uurtior ot Montreal-" fa" Tel. riliroy 373-n3RS OB POSITIVELY LAST 4 TIMES TOXIGHT, 8.30. WED. t.30 Weil. ami THE SHOW IN DISHONORABLE PAllUJKAS-SIDNEY FCX IEWIS 5TONE "STRICTLY DISHONORABLE" Shown nt 8.30, 6.30, 9.30.

"THE MENACE" shown at 11.15, 2.13, t.15, 8.15 CINEMA DE PARIS St. fHtli. Vi', opposite EntotTl "MON COEUR ET SES MILLIONS" IMPERIAL ow WALTER HISTOX and HELEN CHANDLER, in THE HOlfcE DIVIDED Also BUCK JONES, la "BIDIN" FOR riday-t-DresBware Nlgut WARNING! Only those who ran stand excitement dure to sec mfi! toil IZLk (Dracali) LUGOSI ItwNOfWT FOX Really Mattersl Bt 'WAT WARD A. 35 Honey rm JUxkaai CARROLL ARXEN ftUtUNt FREDERICK nnlre in Her Eyei Hatred In Her Heart Luring Men to Betrayal WALTCR JEAN JiUSTON-HARLOW THE DEAST-'EITYi featuring riCCHIAM TROITE "Whirlwinds ot Italy" Sophie Tucker IH PERSON NrQHT Fridag All men desired this ravishing "Shanghai frrrrfan fmmm EXPRESS r-CLIVE BROOK ANNA MAI VONO AtNII OLAHO HprcUil Added Attraction t'AMADIENn vi. TORONTO flurlof Howl Morens Charlie Cninw-her I2.

--3 nn 1 4 rf Ik II DIETRICH IS STAR IN STERNBERG FILM Divinity of Screen Seen to Great Advantage in "Shanghai Express" Josef vom Sternberg lias made a first-class mejodmma. of the film 'Shanghai Express" showing at the Palace Theatre this week. A story which glows with the quality known as good thaitre, Martens Dietrich and a caste that is capable down to the last man and woman, together with its topical interest should make this pkAuire one of the box- office attractions of the year. The whole action takes place dur ing the run of the Shanghai express train from Peiping to its nom inal destination. Aboard tins train is a motley crew of white passengers including a British army doc tor, an Invalid German, a (coaster woman called "Shanghai Lily," a Chinese street walker and a mysterious and obnoxious person of doubtful nationality known as Chang.

After a spectacular start, which apparently gives a very good idea of travelling conditions In a China, rent by oivil war and also of the eternal passiveness and disregard of such unimportant tilings as time by the orientaJ, the express gets underway. This beginning of the journey also gives occasion for some unusually fine photography, angle nliots of the train travelling through a Ohinoso street for example. Half way to Shanghai, government troops stop the train and capture a revolutionary officer. This causes the train to be halted further up-the line by the revolutionaries themselves. The passengers are lined up for selection as hostages to be liejd as a guarantee of safety for tho officer captured earlier.

The mysterious Chang burns out to be none other than the rebel leader and proceeds to make things distinctly hot for his fellow travellers. Unfortunately for him he falls in love with Shanghai Lily, an old sweetheart of tiie British medical officer whom he has chosen to hold as his hostage. This and his treatment of the Chinese 'harlot lead to his final undoing. The picture is tense with exedt-rnent where the story is underway. At other moments director has substituted clever camera effects and a convincing atmosphere.

One feels that it is all authentic even though one knows that it is Hollywood and not the China Coast which Is being filmed. Miss Dietrich does a neat piece of work as the Lily. She Is sparing in gesture and diaJogue and relies to a large extent upon faciai expression and pose for her effects. Clive Brook Is a manly and polished British officer; hia accent ia now quite colonial. Warner Olamd is a fearsome Chang and ably suggests tlho cruel and barbarous nature underneath the veneer of superficial politeness.

Then there Is Louise Closscr Hale, who is vas-bly amusing as a moral English boarding house keeper returning from a visit to relatives in Peiping, and Eugene Pallette who keeps things lively as a nondescript gambler. Gutav von Seyf fer-tHz and Laurence Grant also contribute much to the performance, VICTORIA RIFLES RECORD Scored 494 in Miniature Rifle Competition A new record wae set up by Victoria Klfles in last week's competition of the Montreal Miniature Rltle "Association when the 494 scored was one point better than the reoord established by R.M.It. in the middle of the season. Individual honors in the senior section go to R. B.

Meredith, of C.P.R., who made an aggregate of 990 out of a possible 1,000. The intermediate winner will not be determined until Friday. The awociation is planning an open meet for Easter week for teams and Individual competition nnd it promises to be the greatest event In the history of small-bore (hooting In Montreal. Lieut. James Boa has presented a cup for the beat Individual score.

The standing ot clubs at present follows: SENIOR. S. W. L. P.

Arc C.N.R 13 18 1 24 6,1102 ft. 14 11 3 H.784 V.It.C 14 11 3.22 6,706 DlV, Eng. Vi 7 14 6,744 C.P.Tt 14 6 8 12 6,697 B.W.C 14 6 8 13 6.6S2 H.Q.M.D. No. 4...

14 2 12 4 6.4B3 F.M.R 13 0 18 0 4.750 INTERMEDIATE WESTERN. S. W. L.P. Acs.

V.R.C 13 13 0 26 R.M.R. (Blue) 14 10 4 20 6.670 B. W.C 13 5 16 6.0S3 C. P.R. 14 8 6 18 6,008 Nor.

Elec 12 7. 5 14 R.M.R. (Gold) 14 9 10 6,1 Sli 4th 12 1 11 2 8,027 1st C.M.M.G. Bdfl 13 1 12 2 5,167 INTERMED1ATK EASTERN. 8.

W. P. R.M.R. (Maroon), 12 11 1 23 6,609 V.R.C 12 9 3 18 5,502 C.O.G. 38 0 4 18 5.HH9 O.R.C.

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