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CHOOSES INDIAN
AS HERO OF PLAY
Robert Edeson Makes "llow" Lander
Star Part in "Where the
Tfrail Divides."
SCENES ARE LAID IN S. DAKOTA.
The scenes of "Where the Trail Di-
vides," Robert Edeson's popular play,
which comes to the Whitney theatre
on Monday, February 2", are laid in
South Dakota. An Indian boy of ten,
known as "How" Lander, and a white
girl of six are the sole survivors of
an Indian massacre. They are adopt-
ed by a rancher and his old wife, the
first white settlers in that part of the
country. The boy and girl, Bess, are
educated by the rancher's wife, "for-
merly a school teacher," and they'
grow up without seeing a solitary
stranger from the outer world. Fin-
ally they fall in love with one another
and are about to be married, when a
nephew of the white man, Charles
Craig, comes upon the scene. He is

THOUSANDS REVEL
IN "QUO VADIS?"
Appeal of George Klein's Production
of Sienkiewlez's Novel Is
Universal.
CAST CONTAINS FAMOUS ACTORS,
George Klein's superb production of
the marvelous photo-drama, "Quo
Vadis?", adapted from Henry Sien-
kiewicz's world famous romance, will
be revealed in Ann Arbor for the first
time at the Whitney theatre on Thurs-
day, February 26. The engagement is
for three days, with daily matinees.
Beyond the question of a doubt, this
is the most marvelous achievement
up to date in photo-drama. Lovers
of history will revel in the reproduc-
tion of the gorgeous picture of an-
cient Rome, with its magnificent pal-
aces, its catacombs, the arena and
host of other interesting scenes, and
will enjoy the realistic impersona-
tions of the famous historical charac-
ters, Nero, Tigellinus, and the others.

I

,..
Where the Trail Divides," at the Whitney theatre, Monday,
February 23, matinee and night.

W ATTRACTIONS.

hitney Theatre.
ere the Trail Divides.
tinee and night.)
we's New Travel Festival.
tinee and night.)
ght and Paid For.
8-Quo Vadis?
matinees and night.)

Theatke.

25-Emma Francis and
and other star attrac-

ecked Henry.
WORK
JRE MEN

Goethals, Chairman of Canal
ommisson, Co-operates With
Howe Photographers.
[LT IS SEEN IN NEW FILMS.
e portrait insert in the accom-
ing illustration is that of a man
is as interesting as the prodigious
000,000 job just completed under
lirection. It is the portrait of

II

Colonel George Washington Goethals,
chairman and chief engineer of the
Isthmian Canal Commission-the
king of the Canal Zone-the man who
built the canal a whole year ahead of
time. He typifies strength, yet is the
embodiment of gentleness. Hecom-
bines truth and vigor with simplicity
and force; and high ideals with prac-
tical common sense. The photograph-
ers who spent many months in close
association with him while recording
the construction of the canal on the
films which will be presented by Ly-
man H. Howe at the Whitney theatre
on Tuesday, February 24, matinee and
night, came back with the highest
praise for Goethals-the man. They
h.d many favors to ask of him, but
hf was always heartily in sympathy
with their work. Often when they
asked for some exceptional facilities,
he seemed to divine what they wanted
before the sentence was half uttered.
He.didn't guess either. He knew. It
was solely because of Colonel Goeth-
als' ever ready co-operation that they
succeeded in securing the only film
record made of the stupendous task
that is absolutely perfect photograph-
ically and that, at the same time, tells
the wonderful story of the Panama
Canal-the greatest work done by
man's hand on the earth's surface-
in a way that no books can ever tell it.
Many films have been exposed on the
canal by other photographers, but this
production is the only one that de-
picts the job-all of it-in its length,
breadth and depth, and from first to
last. It starts with scenes of the ear-
liest stage of the work, portraying the
menacing problems that were con-
stantly encountered and how they
were solved, so lucidly that anyone
watching these scenes will see far
more than they could possibly see now
by going in person through the canal.
As it is positively the only time Mr.
Howe will present this priceless film
in Ann Arbor, no one should miss tak-
ing what is actually the chance of a
life-time.
The fiery geysers of Yellowstone
Park, which act as a "safety valve"
for mother earth, also constitute a big
feature of Howe's new program. At
every turn, water is seen boiling fur-
iously either in vats carved by nature,
or is being ejected to great heights
by fierce explosions underneath. Mas-
ses of steam rush from openings in the
ground. Terrible convulsions of na-
ture ensue and monstrous cauldrons
become more and niore active until
the whole ensemble becomes a veri-
table inferno. The historic ruins of
Pompeii in the colors of nature; a
visit to Naples and to the Paris Zoo,
where acquaintance is made with nu-
merous strange animals at close
range; the wood-turning industry at
Saint Claude; salmon fishing in Brit-
ish Columbia; tunny fishing near Pal-
ermo, Sicily; new "symphonies of the
sea" and a ride on the Chicago, Mil-
waukee and St. Paul Railroad Com-
pany's train de luxe "The Olympian"
through the Montana Canyon and over
the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, are
a few of the many other features in-
cluded in the program.

Sienkiewcz's enthralling tale is re-
produced in this photo-drama with
amazing fidelity, and all the episodes
of interest in the book are pictorial-
ized, in detail. Nearly ten thousand
feet of film are required to present the
story. It is divided into nine reels,
and they in turn are divided into acts.
The first three reels comprise the first
act, the second three complete the sec-
ond act, and the remaining reels form
the concluding act. Eight minutes in
termission elapses between each act,
and the development of the story is
accompanied by organ music specially
composed and arranged for this pro-
duction. The entertainment lasts
from two hours and a quarter to two
hours and a half, and will commence
at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon and at
8:00 o'clock at night.
FOUR STAR ACTS
CONSTITUTE BILL'
So certain is Manager Lane of the
success that will attend the new
vaudeville program to be offered at
the Majestic theatre for the first three
days of the current week, that he has
issued a statement to the public to the
effect that this program will surpass
any that has been presented in many
weeks at the Maynard street theatre.
The performance will consist of
four acts only, but these will be notice-
able for their excellent qualities.
Heading the list of acts, come Emma
Francis and her troupe of whirlwind
dancers. As an extra added feature,
Menlo Moore's musical extravaganza,
known as "Aladin's Lamp,.' with a
cast of ten people headed by Miss
Dixie Harris, will be offered. Plenty
of music, gorgeous scenery, and pret-
ty girls combine to make this act a
delight. The rest of the program will
be of the same high standard, and, as
usual, the laughable Keystone come-
dies will be in evidence.
On account of Washington's birth-
day, this attraction will open with a
matinee Monday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock, at usual matinee prices.
Majestic Offers "Ilenpecked Ilenry."
The type of henpecked husband
played by Jack Trainor in the most
conspicuous tabloid musical comedy
success of the season, "Henpecked
Henry," which will be presented at
the Majestic for three days,commenc-
ing February 26, is absolutely differ-
ent from the accepted idea of a stage
"Barnaby." Trainor's characteriza-
tion has been pronounced an absolute
creation. His "Henry Bowser" has
stamped him as a character comedian
second to none in the farcial field.
A carefully chosen company of far-
ceurs has been selected to support
Mr. Trainor. The chorus has been
costumed with care, and can sing and
dance to a marked degree.

IS

There has been a great deal o:
terest manifested in the forthcoi
engagement of George Broadhu
stirring drama of married
"Bought and Paid For," which wil
turn to the Whitney theatre, Wed
day, February 25, for one perform
only.
The plot deals with Robert S
ford, self-made millionaire, who w
Virginia Blaine, a pretty telepi
operator at a fashionable hotel, v
transacting business over long
tance. He invites her and her s
Fanny, and Fanny's intended hust
Jimmy Gilley, a conceited ship
clerk, with unpractical ideas, to
his palatial home. While showing
the treasures of his bachelor quar
he proposes, and although as yet
does not love him, she is dazzled
her surroundings and accepts
At the supper that follows, he pr
ses a toast to the future Mrs. Staf
much to the surprise of his guest
Two years later the ex-telepi
girl is the loving wife of this m
king, who has one serious fault
mars the happiness of her cheri
domesticity. He occasionally co
home intoxicated, in which cond
he is entirely another being. Th
occurs that in the second act Sta
staggers into the house, and disg
his wife by forcing his attentions
on her. In his frenzy he tells her
his checkbook has been the mear
making her his wife and establis
her in his home. The next day
agrees to a reconciliation, if he
forswear drink. This he refuses to
on the ground he will not be dicd
to. His wife leaves him and goe
the home of her sister, taking a :
tion as a saleswoman, at the pa
salary of $7 a week. Brother-in
Gilley has also come down in
world through the estrangemen
Stafford and his wife, and plan
bring about a reconciliation. G
calls the now penitent Stafford on
telephone, tells him that his
wants to see him. They meet
rush into each other's arms.
"Bought and Paid For" crowded
Playhouse in New York to its capa
for over fifteen months; it had a
of six months at the Princess the
Chicago;hand was enjoyed fore
six months at the New Theatre,I
don.
An all-summer run in Chicag
one of the records established
"When Dreams Come True," an e
attraction at the Whitney theatre.

"BOUGHT AND PAl
FOR" TO RETUI
Broadhurst's Stirring Drama Will
Second Visit to Whitney
on Wednesday.

INTERNATIONAL

SCENE '
OU6RT. AND -PAI D
Will play a return engagement at the Whitney theatre on Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 25.

just out of college and is struck by
the girl's beauty, and knowing the out-
come of such a marriage, begs her to
give up her Indian lover.
At this point the rancher dies. The
nephew returns east with the body,
accompanied by the girl. She will
not be moved by his persuasions while
east, and in two weeks returns to the
lonely ranch and her Indian sweet-
heart. They are married and make
their home at the old place. The wo-
man, thinking of the life she saw in
the east, becomes dissatisfied. She
longs for her people. Her husband
cannot understand her moods, and
they are both unhappy. At this junc-
ture the college man returns and begs
her to flee with him. The husband
comes upon the scene and under-
standing the situation, offers to give
her up, provided the white man will
remain on the ranch. "I cannot make
her happy and you must do so" says
the Indian; whereupon he departs.
The white man soon tires of the wo-
man, so a friend of Bess' sends for
"How." When Craig hears of "How's"
presence, he tries to end it all by set-
ting fire to the cabin. "How" comes
on the scene just in time to prevent
it; there is a scuffle in the dark, a
shot and the Indian stands in the
doorway ,with both arms raised to-
wards Heaven,

Those who lean toward romance can
absorb the beautiful story of the great
love of Vinitius for the sweet Lygia,
which turned him from a selfish pagan
into a faithful Christian, and the
heroic sacrifice of the slave Eunice for
her master, Petronius. Those who
take their pleasure in excitement will
find ample satisfaction in the chariot
races in the arena, the combats of the
gladiators, the stirring scene where
the Christian martyrs are thrown in-
to the arena with the lions, and also
in the marvelous picture showing the
burning of Rome, one of the most
gorgeous spectacles ever thrown upon
the screen. And those familiar with
ecclesiastical history will enjoy the
visualization of the trials and suffer-
ings of the early Christians, strength-
ening their faith with the object les-
sons of Peter and Paul. Taken as a
whole, this production does more for
the scholar, the churchman, and the
amusement seeker than any entertain-
ment that has ever been presented.
"Quo Vadis?" was produced at an
enormous expense. Thousands of
players were used in the big scenes,
and the principal roles were played
by the leading dramatic talent of
Italy. The acting and expression of
these artists are worth the price of
admission in themselves, to say noth-
ing of the spectacular features.

ME.ETING-OF THE ATLANTIC
AND PACIFIC-ONE OF THE \.
6TRIKI4G rMOMENTS IN LMrAN
K. HOWe~S REPRMOUCTION'
VW THE PANMA CANAL
At the Whitney on Tuesday, February
24, matinee and night.

Emma Francis and her Arabs, at the Majestic for tie rst three
week.

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