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By courtesy of the Vitagraph Company of America A SCENE FROM "A TALE OF TWO CITIES A DRAMATIZATION OF DICKENS'S ROMANCE AND ONE OF THE LONGEST MOTION PICTURE PLAYS THAT HAS BEEN

PRODUCED, FOR ITS PRESENTATION REQUIRES ABOUT AN HOUR

men the causes and prevention of wrecks; Information was formerly measured English social welfare workers have ex- by the page; it may soon be computed by hibited a reel emphasizing the folly of vio- the foot. One motion picture firm is lence in strikes; the Michigan State Guards sending out letters announcing that it has have gained many recruits by explaining in stock ten thousand feet of architecture, in pictures the necessity and value of the thirty thousand feet of science, and ninety militia. Indeed, the advocate for or thousand feet of geography. against armies and state militia finds The pictures are making information ready all the ammunition he can possibly cheaper and more easily obtained than use. On the market are thousands upon ever before in the world's history. Indeed, thousands of feet of army manœuvres, through several agencies it is literally drills, military methods of ridding a coun- being given away. The Northern Pacific try of disease, and pictures of military Railway Company has spent thousands schools that might be used profitably by of dollars showing by motion pictures the all teachers of soldiers; and there are geography, resources, industries, and posenough realistic views of the horrors of sibilities of the country through which the the recent Turkish and Italian wars to road passes, and the Great Northern Railgain thousands of converts for the peace way is preparing for the same spreading movement.

or "unrolling” of facts. Marshall Field

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By courtesy of the Vitagraph Company of America "WE RAN A MIGHTY MERCHANDISE OF NIGGERS IN THE HOLD' AN EXAMPLE OF THE VIVID POWER OF MOTION PICTURES TO REALIZE TO THE EYES OF MODERN AUDIENCES

THE DETAILS OF SCENES THE ORIGINALS OF WHICH HAVE DISAPPEARED FOREVER

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By courtesy of the Vitagraph Company of America VITALIZING A SCHOOLBOOK CLASSIC ONE OF "RIP VAN WINKLE's" EXPERIENCES AS THE CHILDREN MAY NOW SEE THEM REPRODUCED IN LIFE

LIKE ACTION BY THE “MOVIES"

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A NEW WAY OF TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY THE STORY OF THE BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR RETOLD IN MOTION PICTURES THAT BRING TO THE EYE THE LIFE AND ACTION AS WELL AS THE COSTUMES AND EQUIPMENT OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT

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By courtesy of the Vitagraph Company of America “THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG”. A VITAL REPRODUCTION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF MUCH OF THE HISTORICAL DETAIL OF ONE OF THE MOST

STRIKING EVENTS OF THE CIVIL WAR

& Co. have received permission from the and the ministers of the town assembled Chicago school board to show the school and ordered “that the board of education children, free of charge, the entire process be petitioned to take immediate steps in of the cotton industry from the planting this direction.” Prof. Arthur G. Balcom, of the seed to the wearing of the dress. supervisor of lectures for the Newark Board The Iron and Steel Institute, of Pittsburg, of Education, recommended in his annual has taught its audiences by pictures the report that a fireproof room for motion passing of the iron from the mine into pictures be incorporated in the auditorium the finished product.

plan of all schoolNot long ago Rear

houses built hereAdmiral Colby M.

after. About the Chester showed be

same time Mr. Milfore the National

ton C. Cooper, disGeographic Society a

trict superintendent reel covering the en

of schools in Philtirethirty miles of the

adelphia, asked for Panama Canal, and

the purchase of a explained the work

motion picture proings of the vast un

jector for every dertaking.

school in the city. Chicago, Cleve

Superintendent Marland, and Detroit are

tindale, of Detroit, using the pictures in

not content with havthe public schools;

ing them in his school Pasadena, Cal., is

houses, wants them equipping three of its

outdoors also, and school buildings with

has said publicly: machines; the large

“The use of the playEvans School, of

grounds for moving Denver, is instruct

picture shows is feasing not only the

ible. The playpupils but the par

grounds afford naents by this means;

tural out-of-door Paducah, Ky., uses

auditoriums which this method regularly

will accommodate in teaching history,

one thousand or geography, literaHOW MOTION PICTURES REPRODUCE MOTION

more people each, ture, and various

and the pictures TWO SUCCESSIVE FILMS FROM A REEL SHOWING sciences; the school

thrown on a large board of South Bend, TEEN SUCH FILMS ARE TAKEN EVERY SECOND. A screen would be Ind., owns a machine

plainly visibleto all.” for social-centre pur

Only one thing has

until recently been AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FILMS instructs with mo

lacking—the coming tion pictures in its high school; the state of the talking motion picture, but this has of Texas has film constantly in use by recently been announced in both France its Department of Education, and the and America as an assured fact. Think town of Biggs, Cal., runs a municipal of it as we may, “this new force has theatre for educational purposes. And entered into the educational progress of where the schools have not pictures the modern American life. You may call it teachers are demanding them. The Board the five-cent university or the dime civilof Education of South Orange, N. J., izer, but its influence is real and sure recently placed itself on record favoring just the same.” For it is better and easier the use of the motion picture in the schools, to learn from life than from books.

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By courtesy of the Gaumont Film Company

MARINES DRILLING ON A FRENCH WARSHIP. SIX

MAN WALKING THREE MILES AN HOUR ADVANCES
ABOUT FOUR INCHES IN ONE SIXTEENTH OF A SEC-
OND. APPROXIMATELY THIS CHANGE OF POSITION
APPEARS IN THE TWO PICTURES OF THE MARINE

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OME of us in a faculty of other high schools are not organized upon

two hundred and eighteen the character basis nor the human improveteachers are trying to get back ment basis but on the knowledge idea. We

to first principles. Some of are teachers of English or of geometry. No > us are trying to make our one prepared us to teach any of the essential practice tally with our preaching. Every qualities of superior womanhood: courtesy, one who writes on education says it must gentleness, firmness, industry, courage, and not be the absorption of knowledge; it nobility. Though these are proclaimed is not the transmission of a course of as the greatest business of a teacher, study from a book or a teacher to a boy; systems treat them as incidental. Knowlbut it is the culture

edge is sorted into of men (President

courses and every David Starr Jordan),

one of us is given a the improvement of

piece. A girl is at the the human machine

mercy of a score of (Arnold Bennett), the

knowledge specialists - perfection of woman

for four years and hood (Prof. John M.

then, if she has lasted, Tyler), the formation

she is marked “Eduof character (Prof.

cated.” William H. Maxwell).

We did not make This has been

this system; no livpreached so often

ing man devised it. that listenersare tired

No publicist defends of it. But no school

it. But Dr. Eliot deis doing it. They are

clares that educaall built upon the

tional practice is fifty model for doing what

years behind its doctheir own promoters

trine. But we are so say education is not

habituated to think doing. MAKING EVEN SCIENCE ATTRACTIVE

of training in terms A SUCCESSFUL MOMENT IN THE EFFORT TO GIVE Our school and HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS JOY IN THEIR WORK

of present schooling

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