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Morello to Highland, but the conductor as the men who had come with Comito and brakemen on the trains coming and to purchase the printing press, the paper, going, the ticket agent and a newsboy at dies, inks, and all the other material used Poughkeepsie, the livery stable man who at the Highland plant. Express and drove him from the village to the farm, freight agents testified to delivering these the letter carrier on the country road, and articles to different members of the counterthe proprietor and clerks of the drug store feiting gang, whom they pointed out to in Poughkeepsie where he used the tele- the jury. Silvestro, Giglio, Palermo and phone, came to court and swore positively Cecela, as well as Cina and Callacchio, that they had seen the maimed Sicilian were identified as having frequently going to or coming from the counterfeiting traveled between New York and the farm plant on the day in question. As many at Highland by a veritable cloud of witnesses testified to having seen Lupo witnesses — railroad conductors, trainon the day he had visited Highland, and men, newsboys, village tradesmen, farmers, additional evidence against him was found school children. In all, about three hunin letters, which experts proved to be in his dred witnesses against the counterfeiters handwriting, that he had sent to Comito were heard. The trial lasted three weeks, at the farm on counterfeiting business. and it ended in the conviction of the eight

The evidence against the other six prisoners and their sentence to a total of principals was as overwhelming. Mr. 150 years' imprisonment. So far as they Flynn had in court merchants and their were concerned, the new broom had clerks who identified Cina and Callacchio

swept clean.

THE MOTION PICTURE TEACHER

THAT IS BRINGING THE INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, LITERA-
TURE, AND SCIENCE TO THE EYES OF ALL THE PEOPLE — WHAT THE
CINEMATOGRAPH IS DOING TO TEACH THE PUBLIC HOW TO FIGHT
TUBERCULOSIS AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES — ITS
SERVICES TO SOCIOLOGISTS, TO THE POLICE, AND TO

TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

BY
CARL HOLLIDAY

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have Shakespeare Thomas A. Edison has said, “I mean to reeled off a spool and human try to do away with school books;" Prolife taught at the end of a fessor Münsterberg, of Harvard, has incrank. You travel

over vented a cinematographic nerve test; the land and sea without leaving United States Government is using picyour seat and see the great personages

tures to show its officers and congressional of the world perform their mighty deeds. committees the status of affairs in Panama, We unconsciously derive knowledge of the Philippines, and Alaska; Congress has life and the world which makes a dif- before it a bill to appropriate a large sum ference in our entire viewpoint."

for moving pictures in the Washington So said the Rev. Herbert Jump, of City schools; Beerbohm Tree, the most Oakland, Cal., in a recent lecture at famous of English actors, has said, "I the University of California. The aver- have no doubt the moving picture will be age intelligent American does not at all one of the most important aids to educacomprehend the significance of this new tion.” The state of Texas recently bought and powerful agency in education. Mr. a large number of projecting machines to

be used throughout its school system; such the people the menace of dirty dairies and cities as New York, Chicago, Cleveland, of the disease-carrying fly, the proper care and Detroit make frequent use of motion of the baby, and other things that will aid pictures to instruct their children.

people to become healthy. The Vermont All this means a revolution in ped- State Board of Health has procured a agogy. It means vividness where vague- machine that possesses its own electric ness has reigned before. It means a true generator, so that the inhabitants not visualization and realization of life where only of the city but of the country may hitherto only an indefinite printed des- see vividly the dangers of tuberculosis. cription of it was acquired. As the Rev. Chairman George P. Fraser, of the Detroit Robert Burdette recently said: “The pic- Public Health League, recently declared ture show is the hand-maiden of education. that the message of public hygiene must It is difficult to estimate its true value. be carried throughout his state by means It is a great teacher.” Members of of the motion picture. The street railway the Académie Française, in reply to a

authorities of Düsseldorf and Vienna, to question from the Paris Figaro, recently avoid further accidents, are teaching by declared themselves in favor of this living this modern method the correct and the photography in the schools of France. incorrect ways of entering and leaving The Prussian authorities last winter used cars. "The anti-fly, pure milk, antimotion pictures in one of the most advan- drunkenness, and social justice films are ced educational systems in the world the most powerful teachers in the country. the schools of Berlin. And the faculty. In overwhelming majority the film dramas of the University of Rochester recently encourage goodness and kindness, virtue introduced a four-year course in the art and courage,” one authority says. and science of cinematography. By means The medical profession is awake to the of this speechless pedagogue the American possibilities of this new means of instructpeople have probably learned more during ing and illustrating. At a recent meeting the last five years about the development of three hundred visiting physicians at of American social life and about the phy- Mercy Hospital, Denver, a motion picture, sical, industrial, and social geography of obtained with the aid of the X-ray, showed the world than during any previous quarter all the processes of digestion and an operaof a century.

tion for grafting a healthy bone into an Far more important, however, is its arm from which a diseased bone had been use in teaching people how to combat taken. At the third annual session of the disease and death. The United States is Clinical Congress of Surgeons, in New York saving millions of dollars' worth of workers City, Dr. Lewis Gregory Cole astonished annually because the motion picture is his fellow workers with a motion picture of teaching them how to live. The National the serial radiography of the stomach, in Association for the Study and Prevention which he exhibited by aid of the X-ray of Tuberculosis is using a film to illustrate all the stages of digestion, or rather of the ravages of the white plague and the indigestion, from the moment food entered methods by which they can be stopped. a diseased stomach -- a series of pictures The Dental Society, of Youngstown, is which will aid greatly hereafter in the teaching the children, free of charge, the study of l'cerated stomachs and intestines. principles of oral hygiene. The Uni- Dr. T. H. Welsenburg, professor of Clinical versity of Minnesota, through its exten- Neurology in the Philadelphia Medicosion work, is showing thousands of farmers Chirurgical College, uses twenty-five thouhow to handle cream and butter, how to sand feet of motion pictures in his teaching make the Babcock test, how to mix cattle or lecturing to illustrate nervous and menfeed, and how to cook a wholesome meal. tal diseases. It is evident, therefore, that The Mississippi Federation of Woman's in the battle against human disease and Clubs, in coöperation with the State Board death the motion picture is going to play of Health, is sending motion pictures an astonishing part. over swamp, valley, and hill to explain to The usefulness of motion pictures in

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MANUFACTURING THE “WILD WEST” TO ORDER TO REPRODUCE FAITHFULLY THE HABITS, COSTUMES, AND SURROUNDINGS OF PRIMITIVE LIFE FOR THE DIVERSION AND INSTRUCTION OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE COULD LEARN OF THEM ONLY THROUGH BOOKS OF REFERENCE OR FICTION

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By courtesy of the Eclair Film Company, New York MAKING MOTION PICTURES ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN TO ILLUSTRATE FROM WEEK TO WEEK THE CREATIONS OF AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNERS, A USE OF THE

CINEMATOGRAPH THAT SPREADS WIDELY THE INFLUENCE OF THE BEST CURRENT TASTE IN DRESS

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social welfare work has been proved by
lecturers on sociology and kindred matters.
Every year thousands of feet of film, pic-
turing children playing in public play-
grounds, boy scouts in their encampments,
excursions of city children to the country,
the public care here and abroad of the
infirm, the unfortunate, and the danger-
ously immoral, the prevention of accidents,
the cleaning of streets, and the reclaiming
of filthy vacant lots — these and a thou-
sand other subjects are teaching the people
how to live better, cleaner, happier lives.
Prof. Milton Fairchild, of Baltimore, Md.,
has urged that state universities appoint
“moral instructors” to go over the state with
motion picture machines and to give daily
visual instruction to the public. The ex-
tension department of the University of
Wisconsin seized upon the idea some time
ago, and at the last annual meeting of the
State Teachers' Association, at Madison,
the chief of the bureau of social centre
development, under the supervision of this
extension department, demonstrated how
the pictures were being used to cut down
truancy. The University of Minnesota
is using the pictures in thus training not
only the pupils but their parents. One
of this institution's latest reels, taken
under the supervision of the school of
agriculture, depicts a group of eight stu-
dents at a dining table observing all the
rules of etiquette and at another table a
group of eight breaking every rule known
to cultivated beings. Such pictures make
an impression where printed admonition
would go unheeded. “They are going to
make a lot of difference with the teacher,"
says Mr. Edison. “They will take her out
of that terrible, monotonous treadmill of
work that she has been going through all
these years and stimulate her instead of
making life a drudgery for her."

Motion pictures seem destined to have a repressing influence on recklessness and

Professor Münsterberg's invention — the cinematograph nerve test for chauffeurs, pilots, and other men in charge

of passenger and traffic conveyances — Photo by J. C. Hemnet Copyright by the Jungle Film Co. places the candidate in a motor car in a

AMERICAN DOGS AND AFRICAN GAME dark room before a moving picture. A MOTION PICTURES OF MR. PAUL J. RAINEY'S PACK

child in the picture darts before him; a OF DOGS PURSUING A CHETAH TO THE TOP OF A

team dashes directly toward him; a heap SMALL TREE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Photographed by J. C. Hemment. Copyright by the Jungle Film Company A PERMANENT RECORD OF A PASSING ERA IN AFRICA TWO SCENES FROM THE “RAINEY AFRICAN HUNT" FILMS THAT SHOW WILD ANIMALS GATHERED AT A WATER HOLE. IN THE UPPER PICTURE ARE MONKEYS, AN ANTELOPE, A ZEBRA, AND A RHINOCEROS; IN THE LOWER PICTURE, AN ELEPHANT AND HER YOUNG.

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