Dick Roberts, a young newspaper reporter, out of a job, becomes assistance editor to Silas P. Bunker, owner of the Mayville "Clarion." In a novel comedy incident, Dick meets Clarabel Bussy,... See full summary »

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The Editor (as Otis B. Thayer)
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Dick - the New Editor
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President Perkins of the Water Company
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Dell Harris
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Dick Roberts, a young newspaper reporter, out of a job, becomes assistance editor to Silas P. Bunker, owner of the Mayville "Clarion." In a novel comedy incident, Dick meets Clarabel Bussy, and the young people promptly fall in love with each other. Clarabel's mother is the president of the "Woman's Suffrage Club of Mayville," and the leader of the ladies in a fight for town ownership of the water works against the private company. President Perkins of the water company, has just had a consultation with Roman, the local political boss, and the two have drafted a compromising letter to their state senator, demanding his support and the defeat in the legislature of the town ownership water works bill. The two men leave the room, and Mrs. Bussy enters to plead her cause with Perkins. She writes on the back of the compromising letter some notes for her speech, and then leaves, after a stormy talk with Perkins. When Perkins discovers the loss of the letter, he bribes the editor of the "... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 June 1911 (USA)  »

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A good exposition of the way some political deals are managed
7 March 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Here is a good newspaper story, telling how a young man becomes first assistant editor, then editor, of the Mayville "Clarion." It gives a good exposition of the way some political deals are managed, the illustration of a fight for municipal ownership of waterworks by the women of the town and the difficulties which beset the owner of the paper when he refused to print suffragette items because the political boss told him not to do it. When the editor is last seen he is rapidly climbing a telegraph pole to escape the fury of the women. The hero is made editor by the new owner, who is the leader of the suffragette movement. There is plenty of life in this, and even though the incidents are not entirely probably, they make the best sort of comedy. The mechanical work is well done. The editor is well played by Otis B. Thayer, and the new editor is William Duncan. President Perkins, of the Water Company, is True Boardman, while Mrs. Bussy, the suffragette, is Kathryn Bond. The daughter is interpreted by Gertrude Bondhill. - The Moving Picture World, July 15, 1911


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