Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 01, 1917, SOCIETY, Page 9, Image 25

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Seeks Old Books, Documents
and Newspapers to Help in
Preparation of Volume.
Harvard university through the
Harvard commission on western his
tory Is making an historical collec
tion with reference to western his
tory. Harvard men in Nebraska have
felt that the Harvard college library
should have historical collections of
the history of Nebraska as thoroughly
representative of western communi
ties as it is possible to obtain. Old
newspapers, pamphlets and other
printed material illustrating the
growth and development of Nebraska
or any particular locality are of
qreat historical value. In addition to
printed material the commission de
sires for permanent preservation in
the Harvard Memorial library at
Cambridge, Mass., gifts or deposits
of manuscript, old letters, papers and
records of commercial and industrial
enterprises, diaries and other writings
such a biographies, memorials, gen
ealogies and the like which throw
light on the social, economic, indus
trial, literary and religious devel
opment of the west or which illum
inate business or political incidents
regarding the pioneer men and wom
en of the state.
X Committee Here.
The local committee on western
history for Nebraska consists of
Charles S. Elgutter, Alfed Sorenson,
George W. Holdrege, Dr. Robert R.
Hollister and N. P. Dodge, jr. Con
tributions from the public at large
may be sent to any one of the com
mute or if preferred directly to
Thomas P. Martin, Achivist, Har
vard Library, Cambridge, Mass. All
manner of data is desired. Anything
which pertains to the development of
the west and Nebraska is welcome.
Such papers in the hands f indi
viduals are often expose ' loss
Later generations cannot be depended
by lire or to dissipation and neglect,
upon, to preserve them as their pres
ent holders.
The Harvard library is admirably
fitted to preserve and care for papers
useful to the scholar and cherished
by a family, When brought togeth
er in ;one repository for scholarly re
search and writing these separate
family papers reinforce each other
and help to give the historia.. mate
rial for the history of Nebraska.
When special circumstances make it
desirable that time should pass be
fore Snaterial shall becom- generally
accessible, provisions are made for
sealing manuscripts under restric
tions; limiting or forbidding t!iei.' use
for a specific number of years.
War Pictures Show How
' Victoria Cross Is Won
One of the most thrilling and in
spiring scenes shown in the official
films of "The War", is the photograph
of a heroic rescue on the battlefield,
whicbr; won for a British soldier, the
highest and most coveted award for
distinguished bravery under fire the
famous Victoria Cross.
An officer, is seen seriously wound
ed, out 'in the death-strewn wreckage
of "no-man's-land." Under a wither
ing firefrom enemy artillery and ma
chine guns, a soldier goes out to at
tempt his rescue, but he, too, is shot
down. .! Another runs out, bending
low under the hail of lead, raises the
insensible form, of the officer to his
shoulder, and staggers back to the
safety of the trenches. For this act
of supreme heroism the Victoria
Cross was later pinned to his breast
This is the first motion picture the
first picture of any kind ever taken
of such an episode as this. In fact,
no pictures except the official war
films show men actually fighting
killed right in the eye of the camera,
and practically before the eyes of
those who see these wonderful pic
tures thrown upon the screen.
The exclusive official pictures also
include the grand fleet in the North
Sea, the American Ambulance corps
and the American aviators above the
clouds. '- They are now being dis
tributed by the General Film com
pany for the first time in America.
They may be seen at the theaters
listed in today's "war" ad.
"Bill" Hart Wires Friend .
Thomas About His Plans
One would naturally think that
when H.'Mt Thomas, manager of the
Strand theater, writes an ad about "his
friend Bill Hart," that it was just a
lot of bunk and merely says this be
cause it makes good reading. But you
are wrong,' dear reader, all wrong.
He says . that they are the best of
friends and has a telegram to prove
it, which says:
"Culver City, Cal., March 26, 1917.
H. M, Thomas, Strand Theater,
Omaha; J have this day renewed my
contract with the Thomas H. luce
Triangle plays for a period of two
years. My reason for doing this is
because I consider the present lineup
of Triangle the strongest of any in
the country, I assure you that my
efforts will .be to make my future
productions bigger and better than
This in answer to a letter Mr.
Thomas wrote to Mr. Hart regarding
the persistent rumors that he had
left the Triangle company.
Sergeant Carpenter of
Marine Corps is Married
Expecting orders at any moment to
,'eport for active service, Recruiting
Sergeant Lee L. Carpenter of the
marine corps hastened his wedding to
Miss Grace Adams of St Louis. Rev.
Robert E. Reeves of the First Epis
copal church performed the wedding
at his home, 3004 Sprague street, Sat
urady at 1 p. m., instead of next Sat
urday, as originally planned. The
bride's brother, Edward Adarns, of
St. Louis, recently joined the marine
corps at Chicago.
Weather for Week Cool
' And Generally Fair
Washington, March 31. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Sunday issued by the weather bureau
today follow:
Plains states, upper and middle Mis
sissippi valley. Rocky mountain and
plateau regions: Generally fair with
temperature below seasonal normal
At the Theaters
(Continued from PH' EltM.t
Louder, U. S. A." His Private Ca
sey is amusing. He will have the as
sistance of Hugh L. Conn, as the deaf
army surgeon, and of Marcelle Cor
eene, as the hospital nurse. Milt Col
lins, known to vaudeville as "the
speaker of the house," discourses on
political issues and public measures.
Millicent Mower, soprano, is also a
mimic of exceptional cleverness. She
has never had a singing lesson in
her life. As character delineator Her
bert Clifton has been extremely pop
ular in the English music halls. The
concert pianist, Hans Hanke, hails
from Moscow, where he holds a high
place for the standards of his musi
cianship. One of the pleasing fea
tures of the bill is to be pres-ited by
Frank and Tobie, who have won for
themselves exceptional popularity.
Young fur-bearing animals will be
shown in motion pictures of the Or-
pheum Travel Weekly and Sicily in
storm and calm will be another fea-
ture" $
For the week of April 8 Mr. Or
ville Harrold, the distinguished Amer
ican tenor, comes to the Orpheum.
Another stellar feature for that week
will be George Nash and company
in "The Unexpected," "a surprise
sketch," and because of this its theme
is not described. Elsie Pilcer and
Dudley Douglas with a smart song,
dance, patter and gown act will be a
feature attraction also.
Begun in a barber shop and ended
with a wedding, "Hit-the-Trail Holli
day" holds over at the Brandeis thea
ter tonight A thumbnail impression
of the story upon which Mr. Cohan
has threaded his latest crop of Amer
ican humor places its locale as Johns
burgh, "somewhere in New England,"
within easy reach of Boston and New
York. To Johnsburg comes Billy
Holliday, expert young barkeeper
from Broadway, summoned to give
prestige to the new hotel. On his
arrival a chance altercation with the
local bully and liquor magnate draws
him temporarily into the camp of the
temperance workers, where, to his
considerable surprise, he is such a
howling success that within a fort
night he has driven the brewery out
of business, received a telegram of
congratulation from the great cha
tauquan, created a nation-wide de
mand for a temperance beverage
called "nearly beer" and married the
lovely daughter of the minister.
The eminent Yiddish tragedian,
Morris Silver (Silvercasten), late star
of Kaminsky's theater, Warsaw, Rus
sia, will make his first appearance in
this city at the Brandeis theater on
Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10.
He became famous in Shakespeare
and Ibsen plays, "The Father From
Streamburg," by Maxim Gorky, and
others. Mr. Silver served four months
in the trenches with the Russian army,
received a medal for heroic service,
was wounded and confined to a hos
pital for some time. He Intends to
become an American citizen and will
make his home here. He will appear
at the Brandeis for two performances
only, with the celebrated Yiddish
actress, Madame Shenfield, in "The
Jew in Russia," which discusses one
of the greatest questions of today.
This play is not fiction or a love
story, but is an educational one. It
shows why the revolution occurred
now, after 300 years of oppression,
not only of Jewish people but the
native Russians as well. "The Jew
in Russia" will be presented on April
9, Monday, and "The War Orphans"
will be given on Tuesday, April 10.
Some of the more important at
tractions announced to appear at the
Brandeis theater in the near future
are Rose Stahl, who comes for two
days, April 16 and 17, in a new
American comedy, "Our Mrs. Mc
Chesney," a dramatiration of Edna
Feber's Emma McChesney stories.
John Drew will come the following
week in "Major Pendennis" and on
April 26, 27 and 28 Julian Eltinge,
with a large supporting company, is
scheduled in "Cousin Lucy," a very
tuneful musical comedy. D. W. Grif
fith's mammouth $2,000,000 photo
spectacle, "Intolerance," will open a
limited engagement on Sunday,
April 29.
A fast song and dance revue enti
tled "Echoes of Broadway," presented
by eight people, seven dashing girls
and one lonesome (guess not "lone
some") man, heads the Empress vau
deville bill opening at the matinee to
day. Sparkling solo and harmony sing
ing is also a big feature of the act.
Ross and Ashton, comedians, have a
skit, "The Surveyors," that teems
with mirth and jollity. Lua and
Analcka come with a tropical act said
to be a gem. Jack Lamey, a mono
logue artist, has i first-class reputa
tion as a genuine fun producer, Alt
in all the bill will measure up to the
Empress standard. In photoplays a
real treat is offered in "Skinner's
Dress Suit," with Bryant Washburn
in the leading role. Then the third
installment of the "Battle of Uie
Sotnme" will also be shown, making
an exceptionally big bill. '
Twenty-four pretty dancing girts, a
capable cast, with Florence Bennett,
and large production with sixteen
kaleidoscopic changes is Fred Irwin's
offering, "The Majesties," at the pop
ular Gayety this week. The musical
numbers are written for the Majes
ties, as Paul Cunningham, the com
poser, is in the cast and responsible
for the book and words. Among the
Principals are Frank de Mont, Doc
lell and Lyle La Pine. Frank de
Mont and John Keit present unique
acrobatic dancing act. Lyle La Pine
is direct from the Pacific coast, and
has never been seen in Omaha before.
Doc Dell is a comedian on the order
of Nat Wills. The feminine contin
gent embraces Flo Emery, May Pen
man, Gracia de Mont and Dorothy
Brown. There will be ladies' matinee
daily all week. Today's matinee starts
at 3.
1 ' A Thrilling Motion Picture Novel in Fifteen . jj
I Chapters Featuring the Fearless Film Star jr
TEADING theatres every-
I j where will soon be showing this
new photo-novel "THE RAILROAD
RAIDERS." HELEN HOLMES the fearless film star
who endeared herself to so many motion picture fans in
inch successes as "The Girl and the Game" and "A Lass
of the Lumberlands" is the heroine of this new chapter-
play. "THE RAILROAD RAIDERS" will be presented
in fifteen chapters new chapter each week for fifteen weeks.
It Is a spectacular story of railroad life full
punch I
of thrilU action
Produced by .
' Directed by
Read the Story Starting In Next Sunday's
SEVERAL famous authors
collaborated in writing this newest
photo-novel "THE RAILROAD RAID
ERS." The story is by Frank H. Spearman. Many of
the incidents that are depicted so vividly on the screen, actually oc
curred in real life on railroad lines of the great West "THE RAIL
ROAD RAIDERS" Is filled with dare-devil exploits feats performed
at great risk to life and limb. It abounds In adventure, love, ro
mance. If you enjoy motion picture story with strong dramatic
climaxes a photo-novel that throbs with strong sensational incidents
ERS." Ask the manager of your favorite theatre when it will be shown.
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