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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1916.
Not Only Do Clergymen March
With Vanguard, But They
z Furnish "Movies."
BUILD ELECTRIC PLANT
(t'cirreapondence of The Aaaoclated Preaa.)
Field Headquarters of the Ameri
can Punitive Expedition in Mexico,
Oct 23. The army chaplains who ac
company the American punitive ex
pedition in Mexico have not only
marched abreast of their toughest
charges clear through to the Sierra
Madres, but here they have distin
guished themselves in a new way.
They have established the first elec
tric plant within a 125-mile radius of
this spot in Chihuahua, for the light
ing of a reading room and a "movie
However, commonplace the electric
light has become in the states, it is
still rather an innovation in this part
" of Mexico, especially in an army
camp in the Casas Grandes valley.
But, thanks to the chaplains who de
voted much time to pestering the au
thoritiet for permission to bring the
necessary machinery in on motor
trucks, the gas engine, generator and
other equipment arrived about two
months ago and now the meanest pri
vate can read the latest periodicals
and write his letters under electric
lights. Even the general hasn't that
As for the "movie" shows, its hard
to understate their influence for good
or the interest they have aroused and
sustained. At home, "the movies"
mean nothing more than a nickel, a
short walk and an hour or so killed.
But in camp, the evening show is
something to look forward to all day
and talk about the next day. Making
adobe brick and other officially pre
scribed ways of passing the time soon
pair, even cards and dice have their
limitations, but the motion "picture
shows are always popular as ennui
Engine is Busy.
The busy little engine that illumi
nates the reading room, runs the pro
jecting machine for the picture shows,
lights the prizefight arena and make
shift vaudeville stage, belongs to the
equipment of Chaplain J. M. Moose
of the Seventh cavalry. He also man
ages the shows, censors most of the
soldier mail for several regiments and
acts as agent for the money order de
partment of an express company.
From his stipend for issuing these
orders came Originally the funds for
bringing down the films from El
Paso. He, by the way, has made out
money orders for $66,000 in three
months. But the money he thus ex
pended from his chaplain fund will be
paid back from the athletic fund that
has grown to almost $5,000 from the
proceeds of half a dozen boxing ex
hibitions. Chaplain J. A. Randolph of
the Second engineers performs the
same office, at El Valle.
The reading room which is well
lighted and supplied with benches and
tables, is in charge of Chaplain O. J.
N. Scott of the Tenth cavalry. The
Young Men's Christian association
has furnished 61,000 envelopes and
160,000 letter heads, which are given
out gratis. With the Red Cross and
the Young Men's Hebrew association,
it also sends reading matter. The
tent will accommodate several score
and generally it well filled.
More than five months ago the
chaplains filed their application for a
cinema outfit, but it was not until the
last day of August that the first show
was given. ' During September there
were twenty-six and all were well at
tended. Estimates . of the nightly
crowds run as high as 3,000 and not
even regimental minstrels cut down
the number of patrons. The section
reserved for officers, which holds 150,
is always packed.
The crowd comes early and stays
until the last flicker. Right after re
treat, bearing gasoline cans, soap
boxes, even cumbersome armchairs,
they secure the coveted positions sur
rounding the projecting machine, pre
pared for an hour and a half wait.
The show doesn't star until 7:30 and
it lasts an hour and a half. Here is
where the chaplain shows hii guile.
He intends that the performance will
both amuse his charges and keep
them out of mischief. So he holds
them until 9 o'clock. Then there Is
not enough time before taps to do
much of anything but return to their
The silent drama may be good
name for the movies in the states,
but not at Camp Dublan. The film
characters don't have to speak for
themselves, the spectator! do it for
them and their comments, it must be
confessed, are such that Chaplain
Moose generally stays in his office
back of the reading room during the
performances. It is soldier wrt, most
ly, although a great deal is burlesque
show reminiscences. The cream of
the comment, however, comes from
the members of the Twenty-fourth
infantry and the Tenth cavalry, who
follow the plays with intense and vo
ciferous interest. It is spontaneous
and does not shame the well known
African sense of humor.
The film that brings the cheers is
the one with a fight or more in every
reil, where the hero drops from an
aeroplane to the top of a runaway
freight train, to the disgust of the
aero squadron contingent, or wallops
both the hirelings of the unscrupulous
lawyer and the lawyer himself and
winds up by marrying his rich em
ployers' daughter. The yell that goes
up when overalls and Paquin gown
rush into a close embrace just before
"good night" flashes on the canvas
must arouse misgivings in the hearts
of the natives at Casas Grandes.
And just to start the show right,
this sign is shown:
"Ladies will kindly remove their
h.-.ts. Campaign hats are just as large.
Think it over."
"Star on th Varm ul Marry."
"Vo country can .Hand Ion. If Ita aerl
cultural aaeela are nellected," Ooy.rnor
Brumbaugh declared In an addreaa at Som
eraet. The governor ehowed by fig-urea that
country folk, are rapidly deaertlng their
homo for city life.
"In 1BO0." aald the governor, "U per cent
of Penneylvanla'a population waa In the
rural dlatrlcta and 40 per cent in the cltlea.
In 1I0 the flgurea were reveraed. The aoll
muat be worked and I ak the oountry boya
to marry oountry glrla and atay on the farm
for the life and aucceee of the common
wealth,' Philadelphia ledger.
Dangerona Branchial Cough.
Dr. Klnga Now Dlerovery will give Quick
relief In bronchial Irritation and bronchial
athma; allaya Inflammation, eaaea aore
ebuta All drugglala. Jrertleemeal.
Dr. von Kuhlmann to
In Turkish Capital
(forreapondence of The Aaaoclated Preaa.)
The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 31.
Dr. Richard von Kuhlmann, who since
the outbreak of war was attached for
a short time to the German embassy
in Washington and has since then rep
resented his country as minister at
The Hague, is leaving shortly to take
up his new appointment as ambassa
dor in Constantinople during the ab
sence of Count Wolff Metternich "on
urgent private business."
Dr. von Kuhlmann, who is in his
forty-fourth year, is said to enjoy high
favor with the emperor, and his pro
motion to this important post testifies
equally to satisfaction with his record
in The Netherlands where he is cred
ited with considerable influence on the
economic policy followed and to the
high esteem in which his abilities are
held in Berlin.
Curiously, he was born in the Turk
ish capital, his father having been gen
eral director of the Anatolian railways
and he has an intimate knowledge ot
eastern affairs. The "absence ' of
Count Wolff Metternich is likely to be
permanent; the count has now reached
his sixty-third year and served for
tmrty-lour years in tne oerman diplo
Dr. von Kuhlmann's successor at
the Dutch court is Dr. Friedrich Ro
sen, who has represented Germany
successively in Abyssinia, at the court
of King Menelik, 1 anglers, Xeheran
Bucharest, and lastly. Lisbon. He it
was who, with the ex-French governor
general of Algiers, M. Revoil. helped
to lay the foundations for the Alge
English Mother Gets
Note From Dead Son
(Correspondence of The Aasoclated Preaa.)
London. Oct. 17. Fifty-five sons of
I British peers have falen on the bat
I tie fields of the Eurppean war. The
last was Lieutenant v. wynanam
Tennant, the oldest son of Lord
Glenconner. who was killed in France,
September 22, at the age of 19. Only
a few days before the death in ac
tion of his cousin, Lieutenant Mark
Tennant, was reported.
Lieutenant Wyndham Tennant had
been with the army just over a year,
having joined as soon as he reached
the legal age. In a letter to his
mother, dated just before going into
action he wrote:
"This is written in case anything
happens to me, for I should like you
to have just a little message from my
own hand. Your love for me and my
love for you have made my whole
life one of the happiest there has
ever been. This is a great day for
me. 'High heart, high speech, high
deeds 'mid honoring eyes.' God bless
you, and give you peace."
Four cabinet ministers, Mr. As
quith, Lord Lansdowne, Mr. Pike
Pease and Mr. Arthur Henderson
have lost sons in the war, and Lord
Crewe, a son-in-law. Mr. Henderson
is the labor party leader, and his son
was a captain. Lieutenant Kaymond
Asquith gave promise of holding as
high a place at the bar as his father
He had an appointment on the staff,
but insisted on service in the fighting
line. Mr. Asquith's younger son was
wounded at ihe Dardanelles. Lloyd
George has two sons in the army.
France's New Club
Adopts War Orphans
(Correapondence of The Aaaoclated Preaa.) 1
Paris, Oct. 12. A new war relief
organization, the "Brothers and Sis
ters of the War.'' has grown out of
the narticioation of American chil
dren in the work of the "Orphanage
of the Armies."
Little French boys and girls, hav
ing learned how American children
have temporarily adopted and are
helping care for little victims of the
war, wanted to know why they should
be left out. So many requests were
made by children to be permitted to
adopt a war orphan after the manner
of the American children, that it was
decided to organize this auxiliary as
sociation; it is attached to the organi
zation called the "Union of French
and Allied Families" that was found
ed under the patronage of the presi
dent of the republic to contribute to
the relief of war-stricken families.
The organizers of this movement
find that the result is not only most
appreciable aid to the orphans, but
has a remarkably beneficiary effect
upon the development of the minds
of the children who assume the re
sponsibilities and begin to learn, at
a tender age, the practical side of
Mrs, Hettie Green's
Money is Claimed by
Hundreds of People
(Cnrreapomlenre of The Axe'irlnted Preas.)
New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 17.
Claiming relationship to the late Mrs.
Hetty H. Green, "the richest woman in
the world." hundreds of people all
ovei the United States have been
writing to the trustees of the Sylvia
Ann Rowland estate demanding a
shore in the Howland fortune. 'I his
estate, amounting to about $1,250,000,
released for distribution by the death
oi Mrs. Green, who had a life interest
therein, is to pass to the lineal de
scendants -of Gideon Howland of
Dartmouth, Mass., grandfather of the
testatrix. Claimants are springing up
daily from every state in the union, but
they are doomed to disappointment,
inasmuch as there is no foundation
for their claims.
The trustees have the complete list
of the heirs, who are 435 in number,
embracing every person who can be
included, and have notified all of them
in regard to the coming distribution.
Although hundreds of others who
bear the names of the inheriting fami
lies have written to the trustees, all
ailcmpts to add to the list are proving
futile, because of the thoroughness
and accuracy with which the geneal
ogy of the Howlands has been com
I'flert. F.ntanglements such as fiction
likes to build around the inheritance
of a great estate do not exist in the
howland case. The heirs are scat
tered throughout the country.
Replenish Your Dining Room
Furnishings Thanksgiving Approaches
CO inches long, plate glass mir
ror Heavy plank top and shelf
nbove. Solid oak construction
throughout. Silver drawer is lined
and divided. The cupboard space
below is large and has a shelf at
the back. A wide and deep linen
drawer completes the conveniences
Finish fumed oak. Price, $45.00.
Others in Fumed Oak, $30, $40, Etc.
Golden Oak Buffets, $U, $26, $28, Etc.
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Special Pieces at Special Prices
$60.00 Fumed Oak Dining Tabla, 54-inch top, 8-foot extension . . $35
S 26.00 Upholstered Bedroom Chair $10.00
$104.00 Chinas Chippendale Davenport. Special $52.00
$17.00 Fumed Oak Rockers, leather teat and back $12.75
And Many More.
Orchard &Wilhelm Co.
414-416-418 South 16th Street.
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Makes its maiden trip from Chicago and St. Louis Nov. ISth. It
marks a new era in railroad circles. It is not only a new train,
but the finest train ever operated between the North and South.
TKa Panama I lmitpfl Leaves Chicago 12:30 P. M., St Louis 4:30 P. M.
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to New Orleans
places Creole-land at the doorstep of the
Middle West. It takes you to our Paris
on the Mississippi in an over-night trip.
Today in Chicago or St. Louis tomorrow
lunching, if you will, at some famous New
Orleans Cafe, where such marvels of French
cookery as Creole Gumbo, Cray-fish Bisque
and Coffee Brulo, are at your command.
Faster than our own- previous schedule. Many hours
faster than any other route. No extra fare.
Only twenty-three hours to the Crescent City from
Chicago, 19 hours from St. Louis: an afternoon of
rest, a delicious dinner, a sound night's sleep, and the
next morning already in another land, where one side
of the street is a glimpse of the old world and the
other a striking example of twentieth century progress.
Arrives New Orleans 11:30 Next Morning
The Panama Limited is the streak of luxury that
connects North and South. It follows much of the
Old Acadian trail, by which the French Canadians
sought sunny Louisiana.
It is the, all-steel train palatial, carrying travelers to
New Orleans en route to Cuba, Panama, Central
and South America, California and Texas. Sump
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and only one night on the way. Eat lunch in
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from New Orleans to Havana, Panama and Central
America via ships of the United Fruit Company's
"Great White Fleet," and to Havana via ships of tne
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407 South Sixteenth Street, Omaha, Nebraska
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