O ° N ITVEI~hITX OF MICIII&xiNV,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 1591.
PmClE,, THREE CENTS.
The Ben-Hur Tableaux.
Ann Arbor people enjoyed more
thn an ordinary treat last night in
e representation of the Ben-Hur
-Tablean '.iie parts were taken
etirely by local talent, and were
all Wel Pro
al el lerformed, especially those
oTin-ur and Iris, by Mr. Rath-
ons and Miss Lane. The scenery
A goauh m esi
gd audience, made up largely
to ladtes, was on hand early and had
Watssome time, as the curtain did
ntbsex until 8:30 p. m. The
tadien were appreciated by the
that t ec as was shown by the fact
ic ey nearly all were heartily
tcared 'Prof. Trueblood, before
the 5e au, read a description of
ila cene that was about to take
Ct thus in a way taking the place
of ha Greek
of the deeck chorus. His reading
te description of the chariot
'h sespecially fine.
ere were thirteen scenes repre-
entd including all the greatest
veats in le
on in ien-Hur's life, excepting,
hears el, those in which Christ ap-
the kich neither the author of
boo. nor the sentiment of the
ubic would allow to be reproduced
an sthe stage.
Ou r tl.a.e
tif i pace will permit to men-
Seen particular only a few of the
The first scene was the
de ag of the three wise men in the
Gert, Balthazar, Melchoir, and
th Par. They are seated beneath
ter lent ~
of rhtert just after having partaken
eaea frugal meal, and the audi-
We i easily imagine that they
nre laseing upon the sands of a
al desert. In the fourth scene hen-
ur ir st
os first appears. Mlessala, the
has riand of his early boyhood,
vist come back from a five years'
han Rom e lie has become
first Y and insolent, and this is the
vhieh reaking of their friendship,
r h afterwards changes into bit-
Ant atred In this scene and in
ae that follow the group of statu-
goo ormedof young ladies, made a
ties 'Pression. Perhaps the pret-
Gr nes were the two in the
Iris of Daphne, in which Ben-Hur,
the and the Priestesses appear.
ug ost touching part was the find-
by e oHur, at their old home,
'Tl'h o lepers, his mother and
touch hi' They see him but dare not
'The chariot race was
produced about as well as is possible To all who for any reason do not AVING the experience of College
to produce such a scene on a small pay as much attention to Shakes- Men who know and appreciate
stage. No doubt the whole audi- peare as the times demand, the Ap- the careful scrutiny of College Stu-
ence went away having a much bet- plebee lectures soon to be given in dents, having a large corps of skilled
ter idea of Lew Wallace's great book Ann Arbor, should and doubtless Designers and Jewelers specially
than when they came. will prove profitable. trained for badge and other jewelled
tha_ elwork. Importing, as we do, directly
Dr. Winchei' on Evolution. These five lectures will gie thesi from Paris, London and Amsterdam
a general view of Shakespearian our DiamonIs tand other precious
Notices are now out announcing thought and will set them to read- Stones, Ve are in a position to pro-
that a series of four lectures on Evo- ing Shakespeare for themselves. duce the finest plans and jewelled
lution are to be given by Dr. Win- Mir. Applebee stands in the front Society Badges of all kinds which are
manufactured in this country.
chell beginning Jan. s6th. The rank of elocutionists. The Chicago
student community is fortunate in Times says: "Mr. Aipplebee's suc-
being granted the opportunity of cess in drawing crowds and holding ir h , ay & o.
listening to lectures upon this sub- them night after night, for an hour IMPOI'TEIIS, JEWELERS
ject by our eminent professor. and a half, is really remarkable and AND
't'here is no doubt but that the mat- can be explained only on the theory MANUFAC'TURING JEWELERS.
ter will be presented in a manner of great oratorical power." Detroit, Miohirn.
within the comprehension of all, The Boston 'T'raveller says: "The
and we predict large and apprecia- lecture on 'Hamlet' was a feast of Chap. SpelJer & .
tivr dirien C c 'i~ M h dit is d, nhiloson h wit amd eloc uence.'
ve auu n ies. iiucu creul s ue
ithe Geological Society, which is fast
becoming one of our most active
and energetic college organizations
for arranging for such an interesting
course of lectures.
Campus or Athletic Field?
Another liberal offer has been
made to aid the Gymnasium fund.
Messrs. Hamilton, Sheehan, All-
mendinger and a number of Ann
Arbor real estate dealers have offered
to undertake to raise $20,000 more
for the Gymnasium and to donate
two acres of land adjacent to the
Athletic field provided the Regents
will consent to locate the Gymnasium
on these two acres.
There is nothing definite about
this offer, as they only say that they
will undertake to raise the money.
While there is a sentiment among
the athletes of the college to locate
the "Gym'' on the Athletic field,
the majority of students prefer to
have it on the campus. The whole
matter will be left to the Regents.
A Shakespeare Feast.
The time has come when no per-
son can, without a blush, say lie is
not acquainted with the dramas of
shakespeare. Not all, however,
take to reading Shakespeare of their
Some lack the literary instinct,
others find themselves pressed for
time. Still others have both taste
and time for reading but by reason
of environment or other accidental
forces they have fallen victims to a
literature of low order.
Pliluip y, WL quCkILUiC
The Boston Globe says: "Very
rarely indeed does a lecturer meet
with such enthusiastic success on a
The five lectures will be delivered
as follows: January 26, Romeo and
Juliet; 27, Othello; 28, Hamlet; 29,
Macbeth, 30, Lear, under the aus-
pices of the Unity Club, at the
A Sundoy Reading Room.
It may not be generally known
that a free reading room is open at
the Unitarian church, every Sunday
afternoon from 2 to 6 o'clock. Be-
sides a large and excellent library of
books the reading room is abundant-
ly supplied with the latest periodi-
cals, such as the Century, the Atlan-
tic, Scribner's, North American Re-
view, the Arena, the Forum, the
Sanitarian, the Old and New Testa-
ment Student, Ethical Record, the
Nation, the Literary Digest, the
Andover Review, the Voice, the
Philanthropbist, the Religio-Philo-
sophical Journal, Lend A Hand,
Spirit and Life, and the best Uni-
tarian, Universalist, Jewish, Quaker
and Liberal orthodox weeklies.
McClung, of '92, has been chosen
captain of next year's Yale foot-ball
eleven, by unanimous vote.
President C. K. Adams, of Cor-
nell, has just returred from Europe
and says, after months of study of
Oxford and Cambridge, that they
are not as well adopted to the needs
of England as our colleges are to
the needs of America.
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