Newspaper Page Text
Li: IHLLADELPHIA, THUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1014.
in p. I
5 61 C
AS CROWDS WATCH
tVinilnotd from Pure Omt
ly the Mayor and Mr. Wanamaker
iKtrt Itenvod It Into the water.
While the ceremonies were RolnR on,
two longshoremen made the dlacevory
that About 1200 founds of peaches and
prunes were on the pier. Tire crates con
tftlrtliiR the peaches and prunes were
picked up hurriedly and taken aboard.
Mayor Dlnnltenbunr boarded the ship
nnd Accompanied Captain Htmlrlckson
flbwlv thu river
The Thelma will be piloted to tho Dela
ware Capes by Robert C Phiimbers, who
has been In tho pilot service (or more
than 30 years.
Tho deck of the Thetma was scrubbed
early today Her crew wore new blue
overalls. From Captain Hendrlckeon down
Jo the youngest member In the crow, the
trip to Rotterdam was looked upo. as
ihe most Important sea trip ever unuvr
tAken by them
,. A the ship mndo Us way down the
t)elawnre sho was cheered by the 100)
persons on shore Kcrr boats pljlntr ho
ttfeen Camden and Market street, Phila
delphia, blew their whistles. A locomo
tlve drawing a string of freight trains
At 1 IB tho Thelma paed the Phila
delphia Navy Yard. Her black funnl
decorated With the Red Cros emblem
Vus soon by sailors on several baltle
shlift and cruisers. The sailors lined up
at the railing end waved their c.ipr.
Workmen employed In tho different
shops III tho Navy Yard, also cheered
The supplies aboard the Tholma are
consigned to Dr. Henry Van Dyke, tho
American Minister at The Hague. He
will bo at Rotterdam when the vessel
docks there. After docklnn at Rotter
dam plans will bo outlined by nrloui
commlttocs there for the distribution of
the food to tho thousands of Ktnrvlns Del
Rlnns. Tho value of the focd aboard the
Thelma la estimated at HM.OOO
After tho Thelma had salted, Mr. Wnna
maker extended an Invltntlon to every
ono en the pier to follow tho ship on the
tuff Triton, About 100 persons nccepted
tho Invltntlon. Mr. Wnnamaker also went
nboard the tuff.
Francis B. Reeves, treasurer of the
committee, and John P. Dwyer and John i
J. Collier, rcprcscntltiK the Newspaper
Committee, went to Wnshlnnton In re- '
sponso to the request of Miss Mabel
Boardman, executive director of tho Red
Cross Society. After communicating with
the British and German Ambasstdnrs,
Miss Boardman assured tho Phllndel
phlans that the German mllltar nuthorl
tles would not attempt to prevent tho
cargo of the Thelma from reaching Its
tinder International maritime law, tho
Thelma cannot make tho voyarco under
tho Red Crosi ting. Mis. Boardman ex
plained, however, that tho forclcn dlplo
mat a In Washington had olfcrod no ob
jection to the Norwegian steamship sail
ing from Philadelphia with the Red
Cross emblem displayed from her main
mast When tho three-mile limit Is
crossc I, the Thelma will Km or the Red
Cross flap, mid will 11 the Norwegian '
i colors until nenring Rottrrl.im, wlion the
Red c'toBf (lug nguln will he raited
Alth nigh the enthmlrRm which thur
acterutt, the flict fw ilns of every
Dppuliu campaign has soiin-what ubAted.
still k 'UBuknt number of aubMnntlnl
contributions are coming In to justify
the committee In charge of the work In
believing tho "Thnnksglvlng Ship" will
sail as ausplchiusly as the Thelma
This Is what the committee '. working
for to bring tho generous citizens of this
town to a realization of the fact that
women nnd children are at the point of
starvation and that no matter how much
money these Belgians may have or how
willing they may be to work to uirn
their bread there Is no bread to be earned
Unless .America fiends It to them.
Contributions received at the relief
Life, liberty and happiness. Even though the war should stop tonight, Belgium's
lnese three things we fought for here and won. need would go on for months to come.
These three things are denied 'to poor, stricken r.-' -,. ,. .
Belgium through no fault of her own. satie tLV GlV? w? .conBClfl?ce 1S
Her liberty is gone. satisfied. Then start to prick the conscience of your
Her happiness is gone. T .
Her very life is going unless food reaches her , . le' nDerty happiness. We have life and liberty
suffering people quickly. here m our peaceful homes. We have happiness only as These words are torn not from a sentimental
. we make others happy. story book They are torn frQm the hearfc of an
Civilization Has Broken Down, j m jjungry" American who is on the spot in Europe a trained news-
DUt Humanity Still Lives paper man with cool head not given to romancing
Philadelphia has proved that. nifilT Jn mfanlef ' gaun weak-utters these who sees with his own eyes the suffering and who cables
r! u j t vT "lit. pitiable words at your door and you give him food. 4. nu-i j . t.- -j
She has opened her big heart to Belgium's mute T . . . . to Philadelphia for aid.,
cry for succor. In BelSum this minute and m Holland, whence
She has shown herself a true "City of Brotherly B?Ji?ium refugees have fled a million such men and a Philadelphia Answer thp Call
Love." million such women and three million such children are , Jrnuaaeipnia Answers me iau
Men are giving. Women are giving. Little children sayin "! am hungry," The work goes on; every man, woman and child in
are giving. They are shivering in the Wintry winds that Philadelphia is expected to do SOMETHING for the
Some are giving a few pennies. Some are giving already blow, stricken Belgians-something, if it be only 5 cents,
a few dollars. Some are giving a thousand dollars. ThmV hnTY1PR nro m, , fflfWc . ll . ' y
I Firm' 5tnr? Hnn't 3tr.r.t TW,'
1 uvn I oiop. uuu x oiop. uon I
1j..luucm. uucqu u
ferine' doesn't. ston.
headquarters In tho Lincoln Building were
Mrs OeO, J. Mm. I Mn- 4 .
ltermlstrtn W 00 nel.l 1 W
r. C. Crsgen. 100 COM r 3. rtmrtfn-
Wilbur fimlth 8 CO burnt! 1
E m p I e t Mrs. J O Den-
the It. K. , nell . . 1
Mulfonl Co 11.00 Mrs U an.l
Tr o nhyterlnn Utile t-oy ... .JO
Church, Oak Cah - . ""
Lane r. 00 1 o a e r h A .
Csh BOO Srtitt Onirics
M. f. N'cwboM 10.10 Kmplnjes . 11 09
Cnh B0t-1ttl Urn,
Mr snil Mr. . ?''! 2-52
E 200 In Ilia .Name
.":. z?1, .so m?"m! V k i.8S
CUM No. 0 V!',IM,!, ,Mtlc K- i m
nndnor lTft. A TVlod ,'
8. 8. Wayne SOOCsi ... i,w
Cnh . 2M5 I taheth
rnh 10 Pmnrla .... 3j
B 0 w I n J. II, Aiwn snl
Mitchell ... 11 LoulsO.
C-Ah 1 0l f r e s oiran
Ij A n horn S' o Hers lib.
Pro. Churrh 1 so PA , -r4
St Atnhros P sn.l S.lfnrs 1.00
R. Church .. I fax V o r kfhlto
rash 0 40 omn . . ''"
Klwnor and e.'. IJ '"n- nn
C h i tlotta .'1r-.7 'I"
Ach (for enn- .tolin 1'. Ornwr
rtcntnl milk) n.CO X. Son In. "0-C0
Mr. A Do- 'hnrlojus State
ntca S"i HoimlJ Jof
St r J. It, filmhinl In-
Aallon ... .21 fine. lr-
Mra It. Ict, ,R0 Mnv, Pi. .. P JO
Mr V. Henry frrlla Kirk . 0.JJ)
tohnaon . . .SO P S. mlth H
Mrs Msry n P. IlalllnisroM 1 OO
lotion .... 2 to 'nah . , l'O
V. n M. ... nooll a r f v 11
Cash so.laueer . 1 l'O
Krhplnes ef Mrs M. Oil-
nieaiM llros. more . . loo
Co ... 31.150 Piinrlty ... ion
St. Jo!ir P i: CriwforJ Mill-
S. S. KsIng- man 1 on
ton . . s.OO r i, Wooil 1 0)
Mrs Pearcn . .5J Jcl Yolinn-
llniplojes of iwtt .. . ICO
P. A Dtuli Mra J. T. It . .
Co 21 CO Jr. 1.00
Pen trlco F. W U 11 1 00
Mroro . 8 0ora ... 2'0
AlrTiiiKler S. Fntnucl "how In no
.M-oni .. .. il.00 Annie Pn'tcr 1"00
M I n n I o K. Mrs. P 15.
McConncll . 1 00 CootDs 10 00
O 1.00 Mr Track ll.ro
II, M RwArt .-.no Mr firrmell in on
r . ... 1 no Mra Prime 1000
D. 01. sn.l E 2 0 1 Pr XV S
E n n 1 I a h- Wheellnz 10.(0
woman . ... l.ro
BRITISH NATIONAL RELIEF
PUND NOW TOTALS $5316
Contributions for Belgian Refugees In
England Also Continue to Pour In,
Contributions contlnuo to pour into
the British National Relief Fund and
tho Fund for tho Relief of Ilclgl.in Refu
gees In 1'nglnnd. Contributions should
Ik. sent to Iheodore A. !'o 31t Wal
nut Btroet. Tho total nmount recchod
thus far Is $5310.73. Among the lecent
fl c r m nntnn n
Itohcrt I.cuIr 10)0
C o I I e c t il
O., nr II A.
Orcalmm . . . 1000.
James II. Prn-
r p n I a
01 Smith .
li I o y e c h at
Mlxii i: V..
00 a m p n n
to i r. Willi nu
00 j-an.r Mullln
H H a I f o rd
Mla A r m I-
CO Mlaa A. Mont-
Komerv . .
Ml.a M a b a 1
' ..rilnln (Ifflrcrrt
s . nzi
T. A t I c r
Cap tain and
Crew S H.
"C n n 1 stun
tViitcr1 .. .
Ml Mnrj OUj
Mlxs R M
,00 Leonard Iimns
00 Dr II Tall Mc-
TO Dr. Aor .
Dr Capon .
,00 XV I 1 t a m C.
W I I 1 a m A.
J-2 Mas en ....
on Itev A. Irfo .
10 Prlah Smith
D m p I o yoca
00 Merlon C. C.
H O. Snow..
00 Mlao a. Van
.Mra. IV 1 I f ro.l
Mr S. Ilccrh.
K c n a I nRton
Qunlt riuli .
Percy A Iwffgi)
T E llronn g.
Sona . ... ..
Mra. J. I Tru-
acott . . .
You Responded to
otwjj. ruuuci uucon u aujjj. oui- rmiieujueriitg
Cyriis H. K, Curtis .
Cyrus H. if. Curtis
Benjamin G. Wells . Philadelphia Press
John J, Collier , . . Evening Telegraph
f5.Q0 Pew .
B 00 Septimus
a oo lnila . ...
fi.00 Anon . .
BOO It. M Ilfirs-
BOO It. S. Wllaon.
15 00 J A. Ikl..
B 00 Mla M. War-
B 00 ncr . .
B i M r a. F, XV.
fi.OO Chrla. Djer . ,
.1. F. Kaycra..
.100C. XV. Kohl..
fi.OO Mra. Aahmorc
Dr J. H.
B.OOC. E. Drake.
Boon. t:. Dnkc .
.1 E. W, A...
r. no m r a. it. E.
B 00 Duncan . , .
2 10 tames Oos
Tun rrlfiiila ..
1.00 Mra. A. J.
Amblrr . .
KENSINGTON TO THE RESCUE
OF STARVING BELGIANS
Concerted Movement for Relief Is
Started in Northeast Section.
Kcnslnrton Is pltnnlng concerted effort
to collect food, clothing nnd money for
such supplies for tho stricken people of
Belgium. Tho work will be supenlsed by
Mrs R. II P. Bradford, who Is widely
Known In the textile section for her phi
lihthioplc nnd settlement work. Mrs
Bradford Is chnhmnn of the Kensington
Rfllef Committee, nnd her aslstaiits are
Miss A. T. .Icffrev of St. Christopher's
Hospital, nnd Mls McPhcrson.
A large committee will be npoptntcd
from the whes of professional men In the
northeast, nnd icllef buttons will be dls
1 1 United to nil tho men, women and chil
dren participating In the gathering of
inonoy, foodstuffs and clothing.
Three large bo5vls will he placed on the
streets, one ench at tho Lighthouse,
Maschcr street and Lehigh avenue; tho
Boys' Club, Howard nnd Somerset streets,
and tho Girls' Club. Lehigh aenue and
Waterloo street. Three men hne already
olunteorcd to act as guards oi'er the
collection bowls. A big sign marked
"Red Cross Belief Substntlon' will be
hung on tho front of the Lighthouse
building, to nttrnct the attention of the
passing crowds. The children of the
Girls' Club, about 600 In number, will
Lull necessary tilings for the Belglana.
WILL PROHIBIT HUNTING
Delaware Plans to Provent Spread of
Foot nnd Mouth Disease.
WILMINGTON, Del, Nov. 12 -There
will bo no gunning for rabbits or other
g.une In Delaware this season. The sea
son was to have opened November 15, but
bccntiHc of the prcvalenco of hoof nnd
mouth dlaense nmong cattle, tho State
Lle Stock Sanitnry Board will hold a
special meeting tomorrow and prohibit
all hunting in this State
The order will also direct that all dogs
caught running at large throughout tho
State be killed.
TAFT FIRST BOK LECTURER
Former President Speaks Tonight nt
TVILLIAMSTOWN. Mass., Nov. 12.
William Howard Taft, LL. D., of Yale
t'niverslty. ex-President of the United
States, will open tho Bok Foundation
couruo of lectures here this evening This
Is the first of a. series of five monthly
lectures, given through the generosity of
Kdward Bok, of Philadelphia, and editor
of the Ladles' Home Journal.
CHILDREN KILLED BY SHELLS
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 12.-Four chlldlen
were killed jestcrday by shells dropped
on the church at Yprcs by German artil
lery. The Town Hall of Ypres is reported
to be badly damaged.
II. C llcwlth
J P Mahrmey
Mrs. I,ela Van
Puacn .. .
H. P. Mftllaliro
B. It. mifonl
K v. Jordan.
Ur. K. R
Dr It. Smith
Dr. J. n. Mc-
Donnll . .
Dr. ! K Jonea
Itolicrt T. Scott
V a r r r n K.
1. It. IjRBCtt.
It. I. Prcoman
nn.I N Nlrk-
T h o m a a E.
Qf brothers have gone. Their work is gone. Their hope The headquarters in the Lincoln Building, Broad
stop. is almost gQne But they forget aU these thjngs -n street and SouthPenn Square, remain open, and ships
TO AVERT A CLASH
Republican Leaders Desirous
of "Compromise" Legisla
tive Program That Will
The danger of cl.tsh betwee- Gover
nor Rrumhiugh and tho next Legisla
ture over some of' the legislation to which
the Governor-elect Is pledged, has caused
Republican Slate leaders to talk of a
compromise on lcglslatlo-i In order to
keep harmony In the rnnkB of the party,
so that tho Republican machine In Pcnn-
sjUnnla can be built up to Its former
Senator Penrose nnd his lieutenants are
guarding against a split with tho Vaie
oer the bills that tiro to come before
the Legislature next January. With the
exception nf local option, tho Varcs will
support tho new Governor to the limit,
said political leaders today, when he en
deavors to carry out his campaign
The Governor-elect's strong advocacj
of humanitarian legislation has wotrlcd
Senator Penrose and the l'curoso llcuten
nnts who emasculated the workmen's
compensation and child labor bills In the
last Legislature, and they are now plan
ning n prognm for the next session of
mo legislature which tvlll plenso alt
At the first of tho series of conferences
to be held by the Republican Stntc lead
era -when the) return from their post
election vacations, the llrst step In this
compromise program will be taken.
Political leaders said today that this
step wilt be the "slating" of a "safe"
man for Speaker of tho next House. With
a Speaker who would be neither a Vare
man nor a Penrose man, but acceptable
to all of the state leaders, the politicians
nld the proposed compromise program
could more easily bo carried out.
Tho Republican leaders, said politicians
today, have virtually decided to carry out
the following legislative program:
To kill any local option bill.
To pass bills for woman's suffrage, vo
cational education, a revision of tho sys
tem of making appropriations to charl-
schoeolfnd tl0"S Und a atS" pernlanent
To pass "compromise" bills for a Slate
m,i i P'CC' workmen's compensation,
11 im, al,0r, .r?Sulat,on nnd cmploers:
side"" ' bc "fnlr i0 b0
The overwhelmingly Republican Legis
lature politician, have asserted, win not
permit a local option bill to reach Gov
ernor Byimbaugh for his slgnntuio. If
the new Governor tries to force such a
1)111 through the Legislature, there would
bc an immediate nllgnment of forces, and
political lenders have sild that Senator
Ponrosc fears this, as tho Governor would
have a good chance of winning. The
Vnres would support tho Governor In such
a contingrney. they Mild, nnd with the
personal following which the Governor
elect can command, they would bc In a
position to carry the fight against renrose
not only in Philadelphia at the municipal
election next jear, but also throughout
It Is because It Is generally known
You Respond to Belgium's
America's Call For Freedom."
we uuc uuug maiy i
Telephones: Filbert 2456 and Filbert 2457
ITTWlIIWlTllfMI IJI'lll II jjilHir If Jjr
thai Senator Penrose Is carefully pro
viding against any posslbte break with
the Vares and with tho Governor-elect,
that political leaders have asserted that
tho Governor-elect's program of hu
manitarian legislation will be carried
out, with possibly a few changes In tho
bllh as originally drafted. Also, tho
Republican leaders, In Ihe State Senate
especially, pledged themselves during
the campaign to Just and fair work
men's compenratlon and child labor
ALL FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE BILL.
All of the Republican leaders are United
In their support of a woman's suffrage
bill that will submit the question of an
amendment to the State Constitution to
the voters next year. They will also as
sist Governor Brumbnugh In passing bills
for vocational education and for a htrger
permanent school fund.
Tho Governor-elect Is expected by poli
ticians to meet somo opposition when ho
attempts to have a State civil service bill,
nnd a bill calling for a complete revision
uf the methods of making appropriations
to charltablo Institutions passed. Tho
Penrose lenders In the Legislature, how
ever, are willing to compromlso with Gov
ernor Urumbnugh In this legislation, ac
cording to political leaders.
FIRE PATROL IN BERKS
State Troopers Assigned to Provent
Flames Attacking Forests,
RKADING. Pa Nov. l.-Advlces have
been received here that Superintendent
tiroomo, of tho State Pollco, will estab
lish substations In Berks County to co
npcralo with the fire patrol of tiio Borks
tountv Conervallo'n Association In pre
venting and extinguishing forest tires
which have been a source of considerable
damage since the present dry spell began
Tiio substations will bo located at
Wyomlsslng and Btrausatown and will bo
composed of a detail of three men at each
WED DESPITE FIRE NEARBY
Faimor Loses Thirteen Horses in
DOVUR, Del. Nov. 12 -As the family
of Joseph If. Hnnls, who lives near Clay
ton, prepared for the wedding of their
daughter today, outbuildings caught tiro
and burned to the ground. Thirteen
horses were lost. Valuable crops, housed
In the barn atso were destroyed.
Tho fire, however, did not postpone tho
wedding. In the farmhouse, with tho
ruins 3K) feet distant, Miss Margaret En
nls nnd Clifford Jones, a oung fnrmer.
were married nt noon today by tho Rov.
V. P. Northrup.
The origin of tho fire Is a mystery. A
theory that a Jealous suitor might have
fired the buildings was rejected by the
MOTHER DREXEL TO RETURN
Founder of Most Blessed Sacrament
Order Expected Back.
Mother Katherlne Droxcl, founder of
tho Most Blessed Sacrament Order, who
has been on a tour of Inspection of all
schools and homes conducted by tho or
der throughout tho United States, will re
turn to the mother house, at Cornwclls
early next week.
Mother Drexel, who Is 8lstcr Superior,
started early In July f-.'r her annual visit
to tho many convents under the direction
of the CornwcllB convent. During her
stay in cacli city visited, Mother Drexel
has received marked courtesy and honor
from nil classes and representatives from
So Wires a Former Philadelphia
nui uunej uieir vv"t wc
M. R Hanson . . . Philadelphia Record
James Elversonjr. . Philadelphia Inquirer
E, A. Van Valkenhurg . North American
W.L. McLean . . Evening Bulletin
,TZIT',"'T'l'''' T"irr TTTifui
PLENTY OF THRILLS
1 "THE SPOILERS,"
SHOWN OH FILMS
Rex BeaclVs Visualized
Novel Crowding Chestnut
Street Opera House.
"Movies" vs. "Photo
plays" News of the In
dustry. Realism runs riot In "The Spoilers," be
ing shown at tho Chestnut Street Opera
House. Rex Beach's visualized novel la
a delight. It throbs and thrills with red
blood. It touches the heart and stirs tho
emotions. One tccs not need to bo fa
miliar with tho novel In order to follow
Intimately the present depletion, for every
lomantlc and thrilling Incident hns been
reproduced with telling fidelity nnd In a
way which betrays that a master hand
fashioned tho scenario. Tho rough life.
In the uncouth mining towns, tho scenes
In the concert halls nnd drinking estab
lishments; the gun piny and tho taking
of the law Into their own hands by tho
men who went to tho Nortli In quest of
gold, aro all vividly portraved. whllo one
follows with Intense Interest tho schem
ing on tho part of the cool nnd designing
McNamara to obtain possession of the
valuable property of Glcnlster.
The culmination of this Intrigue. Is a
hand-to-hand fight between these two
men, which Is ono of tho most terrific
sights ever put on tho films Then there
Is the remarkable dynamiting of nn en
tire mining camp.
Tho acting Is In every respect note
worthy. William Farnum'a Glcnlster Is
ono of the best things lie has ever done,
whllo the fnmous role of Cherry Malotto
as accomplished In cnnltal and symna-
thetlc fashion by Kathlyn Williams.
Thomas Santschl is tho wicked McNa
mara and other roles aro played In a dis
tinctive, fashion by Bessie Kyton.
Frank Clnrk, Wheeler Onkman and Jack
McDonald. Tho many crowd nnd mob
Bccncs arc handled with exceptional skill,
OBJECTS TO "MOVIES."
Abo L. Kinstcln, of the Stanley nnd
other photo-playhouscB, objects to the use
of tho word "movies " Writing to the
Evening Lr.nnEn, ho says:
Among tho various matters which
have received attention In our at
tempts to elevate tho gencrnl tone of
tho motion picture Industry Is tho
question of tho elimination of the
word "movie" as applied to tho bet
ter class of photoplay productions To
this end we have had conversations
and correspondence with many editors
of prominent magazines and others.
It occurs to us that you may fool dis
posed to take similar measures In
handling tho photoplays nt the Stan
Icy Theatre. I bellevo the term
"movies" his been detrimental to tho
Photoplay Industry, especially when
you tako Into consideration the digni
fied manner In which plays arc offered
at the Stanley Theatre.
Mr. Einstein Is right to a certain e
tent. Tho photoplay Industry has risen
far above Its original status, but it is a
question whether the phrase "photoplay"
could bo applied Justly to a slapstick j
farce such as aro common Just now or to
"For God's sake, emphasize facts of Belgium's distress.
Millions actually face hunger and starvation. Urge America
to send food."
auuhu tu uaxj.j' w uiuyues ujl 100a mat Jrhlla-
" i . . ,.
a wild west melodrama of tho woollest
type. Besides, "movies" Is a gcnerle and
popular name, and Is mote likely to last
with the photoplay-going public than tho
.ongcr and moro dlgnlded nppellatlon.
PATHS IN AMERICA.
Chnrks Pathe, head of the great firm
bearing his name, is in this country, for
Hi a war has made It impossible for films
to bo taken on tho other side. So Patho
has come hero to continue his activities.
In nn Interview on tho photoplay situation
ho made a very Interesting prediction!
It is my belief that the klncmato
graph business Is going to develop Into
purely and simply a matter of fea
tures and Information. By the latter
term I mean subjects of a topical na
ture, like the weeklies or dallies. I be
lieve the time Is coming when exhibit
ors, Instead of following a stntcd pro
gram, will adopt a policy obtaining
abroad thnt they will select their fea
tures In tho open market. It Is my
opinion that In tho future producers
will not attempt to do as at irrescnt
to produce a subject every wck or
ovory two weeks; they will no moro
tlilnle of doing that than would n dra
matic author attempt to produco six
Plays a year.
Mv Intention Is to become a picture
publisher or editor to publish films ns
others publish books. I accept nega
tives whoro they accept manuscripts.
My conception of tho future of the
klncmntograph business Is that thcro
will bo authors, producers, publishers,
renters, and, of course, there will bo
theatre showmen, the exhibit"-" of
films. Wo ore going to speclallzo moro
and more. My nrrangement with the
producers of films will differ from that
of the publishers of books In this Im
portant respect, that Instead of offer
ing nn unknown and uncertain per
ccntago of tho profits to the producers
I shnll give them SO per cent, of the
gross receipts from tho hlrlngs as their
part of tho transaction.
ODDS AND ENDS
Tho menace of a "film famine," which
because of the European war threatened
to hurt tho American movlng-plcture In
dustry, has been banished. Tho moving
picture film Is being made out of skimmed
milk. Tho first roll of practical skimmed
milk film was shown In the exhibition of
tho Illinois Stnto Food Commission nt
tho National Dairy Show.
"Tho Pollcewomnn'Ms the title of a sce
nario which will serve to introduco Mrs.
Allco Stcbblns Wells, of Loh Angeles, to
photoplay patrons. She was tho first reg
ular policewoman In tho world, and has
lectured in many pnrts of the country.
Tho film will depict tho snares and traps
that aro Bet for young girls
Tho work on tho Arcadia, a new photo
play theatre on the north sido of Chest
nut street between 15th and 16th, Is Hear
ing completion. It will open on New
Year's Day. It will scat about 300 per
sons, nnd It Is the Intention of Aloxnnder
R. Boyd, who made such n success of tho
Regent and Bijou Dream Theatres, to
show the best films obtainable.
Vaudeville theatres nre beginning to
rcoll7o tho valuo of motion pictures as
an attraction, nnd to this end the Nixon
Theatre, on D2d street, will show fcaturo
photoplays at the matinees.
Chicago society leaders will nppcar In
tho latest Essanny drama, "The Crimson
Wing," written by llobart Chatflcld Chat-tleld-Tavlor,
Chicago nnd Washington so
Among those who appeared In the
scenes nlrendy taken, In which Francis
X. Bushman is playing tho leading part,
are Mr. nnd Mrs llobart C Chatfleld
Tavlor, Mr. and Mrs Hownrd Shaw, Mrs.
Orvllle Babcock, Mrs Charles T Atkin
son, Miss Mildred Fltzhugh nnd Edward
Baker They took part In the gnrden
scenes taken at the homo of Hnrold Mc
Coimlck. Other pictures aro being taken
at the wealthy Lake Forest homes, one
of which Is a replica of tho famous
French chateau around which tho story
.tJ'.fe,. .:,. S
BffWffififfiihntt ' t uirn ii