U.S. Army cavalrymen arrive at a very steep embankment and ride their mounts down, one at a time. The slope is so steep that the horses must slide down. The riders must lean back to an extreme degree as they descend. Every horse and rider successfully accomplishes the test. The next scene shows cavalry riding rapidly toward a fence. They stop short and the cavalrymen make their horses lie down as they dismount.
United States Army artillerymen arrive with a caisson and field piece, at a training observation post in a field at Fort Crook, Nebraska. They separate the gun from the caisson and begin to set it up. The next scene shows an artillery unit with teams of horses pulling caissons and field pieces. Scene reverts back to artillery observation post, where soldiers erect an observation ladder from their caisson,stabilized by guy wires. A soldier climbs it to observe from the top, with binoculars. More artillery is seen being pulled across the training fields. A horseman gallops across the field past the camera. He meets and officer standing by a flag and salutes after receiving an order, and gallops off.
Mounted artillerymen execute various maneuvers with teams of horses pulling caissons and artillery pieces on a field at Fort Crook, Nebraska. They raise considerable clouds of dust during the maneuvers. Large units of cavalry practice formations and charge across the field brandishing sabers.
Contingent of U.S. cavalry arrive at a grove on training grounds of Fort Crook, Nebraska. They are mounted in formation. On their commander's order, the entire formation backs up and moves forward, again, in unison. The cavalrymen dismount. In another sequence, a small group of cavalry gallop from the distance, up a hill and stop short of the camera. Next scene shows dismounted cavalry lined up in front of stables. They mount their horses in unison, at a command. Their commander faces them, as three mounted buglers, behind him sound a bugle call. His horse paces about a bit as the bugles blow. In next sequence, several dismounted soldiers set up an artillery observation post, including a telescope on a tripod, in a field, as a mounted officer watches. An officer directs a cavalryman who sets a flag in the field. Back at the stables, mounted officers lead a group of soldiers pulling caissons and artillery pieces, with teams of horses. Dismounted soldiers are assembled with grazing horses, at the grove seen earlier. An officer arrives and issues an order. The soldiers mount and form up before moving out as a unit.
United Garment workers (UGW) Union members discuss plan for 1914 convention in Nashville Tennessee. View from locomotive traveling on a straight train track. A steam locomotive pulling a passenger train. Trainman on rail car waving a lantern. Views of the convention, October 12, 1914, in Nashville, headed by UGW President Thomas A. Rickert of Chicago. Union locals from New York, Boston, Rochester, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were deemed in arrears on dues (although they had been on strike) and not allowed to participate. They walked out, with the Chicago delegation too. View of Telegram sent from Nashville, by the dissidents, to Sidney Hillman in New York, October, 1914, asking him to head a rival union. Photo of Hillman taking telephone call. A special convention at Webster Hall, in New York City, where dissidents join with Journeyman Tailors union and form the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, with Sidney Hillman as President. Key members of the new union are seen standing in front of a car. Sidney Hillman in his office dictating to his secretary. Copies of the new union's House organs in various languages. Amalgamated Clothing Workers holding signs in various languages. Workers pose on a truck by a sign reading:"A Fair Deal, A Chance to Live, Arbitration is all we ask." Workers in cars. Girls on roller skates wearing sashes reading: "Don't Be A Scab." A man in a barrel with sign reading: "Can't afford to wear pants. Pa works in an open shop." Women pose in sandwich boards that spell out: "Closed Shop." Philadelphia garment worker ostensibly writing letter to Sidney Hillman. Shop owners examine sewn item and shop records while man works at sewing machine.
Shows President Woodrow Wilson addressing crowd at his inauguration speech on March 4,1913 in Washington DC, at the United States Capitol building. Next scene shows Woodrow Wilson dressed in all white, speaking from a podium at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1914. Several other officials are seated in the background during his speech. Final scene shows President Wilson's youngest daughter, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo.