You will have to hark back to the National Convention at Rochester in 1909 to find an equal for the entertainment feature at the Philadelphia Convention. The officers of the National decided to spread themselves this year, and to give one grand, big free treat to everybody attending the convention at Philadelphia. They did not buy up Atlantic City, but they did the next best thing and engaged trains made up of steel cars: the dining hall of one of the big hotels; enough of the finest bathing suits in Atlantic City to fit every man, woman and child who goes on the trip, and enough tickets to the leading pier and its amusements to go all the way around. So on Wednesday. July the 24th, starting very early in the morning, it will be "all aboard" for Atlantic City, as the guests of the Association.

And this is not all in the entertainment line, for the Philadelphia photographers, manufacturers and dealers are planning an entertainment for one evening which will be an eye-opener. Just what it is is a secret, but it is going to be something big and novel, for that is the way the Philadelphia boys do things.

Vote Of Thanks

We, the photographers assembled at Eastman School in Dallas, April 23, 24 and 25, wish to thank Messrs. Hazlett, Scott, Waide, Hance and others, for the manner in which they conducted the School and for the thoroughness and individuality which they instilled into it, and the Eastman Company for maintaining same. We also wish to express our sincere appreciation for the advertising campaign of professional photography, which they are carrying on and in which we agree to heartily co-operate.

Unanimously and enthusiastically adopted.

Dated at Dallas, Tex., the 25th day of April, 1912.

The above is only one of the many voluntary and sincere marks of appreciation accorded the Eastman School, and indicates the enthusiasm and interest displayed by those who attend.

From An Artura Iris Print By C. L. Venard.

From An Artura Iris Print By C. L. Venard.

Lincoln. Ill.

Dr. L. M. Early

We regret to announce the death of Dr. L. M. Early at his home in Columbus, Ohio, June 13th.

Dr. Early was one of the pioneers in experimental work with the X-ray, and it was in the beginning of this work, when the safeguards now used by operators were unknown, that he received X-ray burns on his hands. These burns destroyed the tissues to such an extent that physicians were unable to check the gradual destroying influences of that force, which, in milder form, has since been of such great benefit to mankind.

Dr. Early became known to the photographic world through his association with Mr. M. A. Yauck, who had discovered a new photographic paper emulsion of very fine quality. After these two had worked together for five years, Mr. Schuyler Colfax became associated with them, and the Artura Photo Paper Co. gradually grew to be one of the great photographic manufacturing concerns of the country.

With the sale of the Artura Company, Mr. Yauck and Mr. Colfax became associated with the Eastman Kodak Co., while Dr. Early retired from business and devoted his entire time and efforts to the search for a cure, but without avail.

Dr. Early was a prince among men and a martyr to science. He was beloved by all who knew him and his friends were legion.