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XIII. No. 103.

Italian Government Agrees to Pay
$25,000 for Killing of Dr. H. F.
Pre o o '88-90, by
De Cou Killed While on Norton Ex-
pedition in Cyrene in
Oct. 1911.
An indemnity of $25,000 will be paid
for the murder of Dr. Herbert Fletch-
er De Cou, '88-'90, by the Italian gov-
ernment. Dr. D Con was killed by
the Arabs in Cyreife, Tripoli, prior to
the outbreak of war between Italy and
Turkey in Northern Africa in 1911,
while engaged in the "Norton Archae-
ological Exploration" organized by the
American Archaeological society.
The indemnity was demanded by
Senator William Alden Smith, '92L, on
the ground that Italy, as present pos-
sessor of Tripoli, should assume the
responsibility. The sum of $25,000
will be put in trust with the Archaeo-
logical Institute of America.
Dr. De Cou was born at Good Har-
bor, Michigan, June 10, 1868.. He was
taught by his mother until twelve
when he was sent to the Detroit Cen-
tral High School.. On completing his
preparatory education he entered this
university and distinguished himself
in the classics.
Receives Scholarship.
After graduation, Dr. De Cou was
appointed to the Elisha Jones Clas-
sical Fellowship. From the fall of
1890 until his death he spent consider
able time abroad, first as student upon
a fellowship at Athens and in Germany
then as secretary and lecturer in the
American schools in Athens and Rome.
He returned to the university to fill the
instructorships in Greek and Sanskrit
in 1892 to 1894, and 1899-1900.
Dr. De Cow's contributions to schol-
arship were not numerous but charac-
terized by independence, lucidity, and
sureness. Best known is his mono-
graph upo the bronzes found in the
excavation of the Argive Heraeum;
yet unpublished is an extensive man-
uscript upon the collection from Bos-
coreale, in the Field Museum of Chi-
cago, which was prepared by himself.
Arabs Commit Murder.
The work of the Norton Expedition.
in Cyrene commenced in the latter
part of October 1910. The staff in
charge consisted of the director Rich-
ard Norton, Dr. De Con, Dr. Joseph C.
Hoppin and oither associates. On
March 11, 1911, while starting out for
the place of digging, Dr. De Cou was
shot by three Arabs concealed behind
a wall 70 feet away.
In connection with the murder,
Richard Norton, head of the Expedi-
tion, writes "The Arabs who commit-
ted the murder had never had any re-
lations or dealings with us; they did
not belong to the neighborhood, but
were hired and sent from more than
50 miles away to commit this crime."
"To the chivalry of a mediaeval
knight," Norton writes, "he added the
deep learning and broad outlook of a
true scholar. Words cannot picture
him to those who know him not, amt
give but a sad satisfaction to us who
loved and admired him. His blood ad-
ded a grace to the asphodel where it
blows among the sleeping ruins of

Cyrene, and his spirit has entered into
our efforts to bring the work to such
conclusion that he would himself have
said, 'Well done.'"
Prof. White Leaves Town for Few Days
Prof. A. H. White, professor in
chemical engineering has been forced
to leave town on account of the sick-
ness. of his mother. He has failed to
meet any of his classes since last Wed-
Scientific Club Dines Tonight.
Members of the Scientific club will
hold their regular bi-weekly dinner
at their Union at 8:00 o'clock tonight.
There will be no special features on






Forecast for Ann Arbor-Saturday,
generally fair with light snow flurries
in the east.
University Observatory - Friday,
7:00 p. in., temperature 17.9; maxi-
mum temperature 24 hours preceding,
25.5; minimum temperature 24 hours
preceding, 15.0; average wind velocity,
5 miles per our; precipitation, .03
Complete Second Round of Tourney.
The second round in the chess and
checker tournament between Michigan
and Illinois was finished Thursday
night at the Union. Twenty-five mov-
es have been completed and it is ex-
pected that the game will last the rest
of the semester.
Prof. Wilgus Confined With La Grippe.
Prof. Horace L. Wilgus is confined1
with a slight attack of la grippe. He'
will probably meet class,s .Monday.
Majority of Points Seem to be Within
the Grasp of the
Prospects do not stack up any too
brightly for the sophomores in their
approaching dual track meet with the;
freshmen athletes, tonight in Water-]
man gym. All the known ability in the
class has been working out steadily
for several .weeks, and although not
numerous there are several names that]
it is safe to believe will appear in first
place among the results. But the
youngsters with a large representation
in each event will be there to take ev-
ery advantage of an opponent's poor
start, and with their unquestioned
class in many of the runs, look very
plausible for the victor's laurels.,
Monetta will probably not be for-
midible in the short dash, because of
an injured leg, but his place will be]
well taken care of by the two Smiths,]
and by Lyttle, so that the first year1
men may monopolize that race.
First place in the 440 dash shouldI
be a present from C. Smith to the
freshmen, and in the half mile run,]
Murphy and Uffer loom strong for
first and second with a possible soph-
omore third. There is not much hope
for the sophomores in the mile, as
Gray, who showed best last year is not
in shape, and Lynch and Richards are+
counted upon by the freshmen to make
the fourteen laps in lose to 4 minutesi
and 40 seconds.°
From all that can be gleaned from1
past records, the freshmen should be
the favorites in tonight's tilt, but there
will be a sophomore contingent pres-
ent to see that the score is not too one-
sided and perhps to overturn the
dope and win.
Immediately after the meet the
freshmen will elect a man from the
evening's point winners to captair
their squad in the meets that Director
Bartelme has arranged for them with
the M. A. C. Varsity.
A large number of Union members
took advantage of the Friday evening
entertainment last night. There were
ten tables of card players with five
hundred as the most popular game.
The prizes this week consist of
two stines engraved with the Uni-

yersity of Michigan seal, and were
won by L. W. Greenstein, '13L, and F.
M. Burr, '13E.
Alpha Nu to Pick Debaters.
Alpha Nu literary society will hold.
its regular weekly meeting this even-
ing in University Hall at 7:30
o'clock. Final elimination .for
the initiates' debating team, which
will determine who shall have the
right to represent the society against
the Adelphi has been postponed until
March 8, when the trio will be chosen.

Dates for 1913 Baseball Contests In.
clude Eastern and Southern
Teams Not on Former
Cornell Game to be a Mid Week Bat-
tie, and Pennsy Plays Here
in June.
One of the best baseball schedules
that Michigan has had in some time
was given out last night. There is a
total of 30 contests slated to take place
with just half of them billed for Ferry
field. The real feature of the program
is the large number of new opponents
that will meet Rickey's bunch and the
majority of them will cavort on the
Ann Arbor diamond.
The two trips are attractive ones,
the first one being the southern jaunt
and containing a program of eight
games in which "Kentuck," Georgia,
and Vanderbilt are the head liners.
The eastern trip contains six games
with the eastern leaders, but it is no-
ticeable that the old hoodoo, West
Point, has been dropped and Lehigh
has been put on.
On the home slate, eastern teams
predominate. Cornell, Pennsylvania,
Syracuse, Washington and Jefferson,
Pittsburg, and Georgia are some of the
aggregations of ball tossers that will
delight Michigan fans. As usual the
Michigan Aggies are slated and the
Wolverines will attempt to retrieve
last year's battles with them. The
Pennsy games will be held during
commencement week again and the
only regrettable feature is that Cor-
nell will be here for a mid-week game.
To Test Merit of Team.
The schedule will prove a real test
for the merits of the team, which is
starting in with brilliant prospects.
If the Wolverines can clean up the ma-
jority of these contests they will rank
high among college teams and Rickey
has a campaign mapped out for him
that will allow no loafing.
The schedule, with an alumni game
to be arranged later, is:
Saturday, April 5.-University of
Kentucky, at Lexington.
Monday, April 7.-University of
Georgia at Athens.
Tuesday, April 8.-University of
Georgia at Athens.
Wednesday, April 9.-University of
the South at Sewanee.
Thursday, April 10.-University of
the South at Sewanee.
Friday, April 11.-Vanderbilt at
Saturday, April 12.-(A.M.) Castle
Heights at Lebanon.
Saturday, April 12.-(P.M.) Vander-
bilt at Nashville.
Wednesday, April 16.-Alma at Ann
Saturday, April 19.-Western Re-
serve at Ann Arbor.
Wednesday, April 23.-University of
(Continued on page 4.)



Several Musical Numbers to
eluded in the Sunday

be In-

Director of "Contrarie Mary" Thinks
Dramatic Talent, Melodies and t
Plot Better Than in For.
mer Years.a
Rehearsals to be Held This Morning
For Chorus and Cast at t
"With better dramatic talent, liv-
lier melodies, a more active plot, and
more efficiently trained dancers thanf
were ever before assembled for a Mich-
igan Union opera, 'Contrarie Mary'r
gives every possible indication of go-'
ing down in campus annals as the best
production ever put on by the Union,"
said Bert St. John, director of the op-
era, last evening.
Mr. St. John came to Ann Arbor
yesterday afternoon from New Yor#
City, where he secured a number of
suggestions from the latest metropol-
itan offerings, which will be used in7
the presentation of the 1913 opera. Di-
rector St. John expressed his satis-
faction with the book, lyrics and mu-
sic of the show, but intimated that
before the time of the first perform.
ance a number of novelties would be
interpolated, and the present lines al-.<
tered in parts.
Dancers Will Not Sing This Year.
Following out the system used for
the first time this year in picking out
the choruses, the men in the dancing
groups will not be required to furnisht
any of the vocal talent for "Contrarie
Mary." All of the singmg will be done4
by me especially selected for this1
work, while the dancing will be fur-
nished by toe-artists chosen only witht
regard to their agility.
The first general rehearsal for ther
1913 production was held at the Un-
ion last evening, at which time all of
the candidates for parts in the show l
were present. On account of the lim-
ited time for which the large hall
could be used, no work was done by
the cast or dancing choruses, but the
singers were given an opportunity toj
go over the score.'
To Rehearse This Morning.,
The tryouts who will be given th
principal speaking roles in "Contrarie1
Mary" have been practically decidedf
upon, but one or two of the roles are
still open. At a cast rehearsal called
for 9:00 o'clock this morning, Mr. St.
John will make a final examination ofl
the material, and the results of the2
competition for parts will be announct£
ed at this time.
Dancing chorus tryouts will meet at
the Union at 11:00 o'clock this morn-
ing for their last competition, preced-
ing the selection of the men who are to
don feminine frills and war paint on
behalf of "Contrarie Mary." The ma-
terial which has come out for danseuse
positions has been so capable, accord-
ing to those in charge, that it will be
difficult to select the candidates who
can best fill the gyratory roles.
Begin Work on First Act.
Commencing the first of next week,
work will be begun on perfecting the
stage work in act one of the opera.
The entrances of the principals and
choruses, and other preparations of
this nature, will be settled upon at this
time, and the rehearsals continued un-
til all of the lines are in good condi-
tion. The first rehearsal of the week
will be that of the singing chorus,
which will meet at 7:00 o'clock Mon-
day evening.
The orchestra for the opera has been
practically filled out, but further try-
outs will be held at 9:00 o'clock this
morning. At this time new men may

prove their ability, and following the
rehearsal final selections will be made.
Junior Women Lunch Today.
Junior women will hold the second
of a series of three luncheons at the
Union this noon. Dancing will follow
and all feature dances have been ta-
booed. Tickets for the affair may be
obtained from members of the commit-
tee for 50 cents.,



"The Fraternity Question" will be
the subject of a lecture to be given by
Dean James R. Angell, of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, at the Michigan Union
tomorrow afternoon. Dean Angell has
appeared before- Ann Arbor audiences
a number of times in the past, and it is
expected that especially in view of the
interest in the subject he will discuss,
a large crowd will greet him tomor-
Musical numbers for the Sunday af-
ternoon program will be furnished by
Selden Dickenson, '13-'15L, and Chase:
Sikes, '16E.
Members mof the Sunday afternoon
committee for the second semester
were announced by President Edward
G. Kemp, of the Union, yesterday as
follows: Edward Hazlit, '14L, chair-
man, L. K. Wood, '14L, Merle Taber,
'13E, J. S. McElroy, '13L, Charles Web-
er, '14, and Edward Field, '15.

Entire State Street Front Will
Graded and Planted With
. Shrubbery.


Improvements will be made on the
campus next spring and summer in-
volving an expenditure of $2,500. The
entire State street front as far back
as the rear of University hall will be
graded and planted with shrubs fol-
lowing out ideas used in city park sys-
tems. If the scheme succeeds to the
extent that N expected, the entire cam-
pus will eventually undergo a similar
Walks along State street from North
to South University avenue which are
not above grade will be raised. The
entire front will be graded, fertilized,
and planted. A catch basin will be
placed at the Memorial building cor-
ner, preventing much previous incon-
venience with wet walks.
Shrubs will be planted along the
walks, especially at the junctures and
will take the place of the present iron
rails in keeping the lawn at the cor-
ners from being trampled. A v riet
of shrubs will be chosen so that one
portion of the lawn will always be in
bloom during the spring, summer and
Will Construct Walks.
Walks will be constructed along the
present drives from the law building
north to North University avenue and
south to University hall.
The entire scheme is in the nature
of an experiment and if successful a
park system will be carried out over
the entire campus.
The problem which confronts Supt.
James H. Marks is the difficulty of bb-
taining student cooperation. "I be-
lieve," he said, "that a sentiment can
be created against trampling over
freshly planted grass, and treading be-
side the walks instead of on them.
We cannot succeed in making a beau-
tiful campus unless students will do
their part."
The Toastmasters' club will give
its midwinter dinner-dance tonight at
the Packard academy. Edward Kemp
will be toastmaster and Prof. R. D. T.
Hollister who will speak on "Wind-
mills," and Professor C. B. Vibbert
will represent the faculty. The fol-
lowing will respond to toasts : Karl
Mohr, '13, "As We Go Marching On;"
McGee, '13E, "The Spring Crop;", Mo-
rie Lohman, '15M,, "Spring Fever;"
Phyllis Dunn, '14, "The Fourth Es-
tate;" Dion. Birney, '13L will also give
a "toast."
President Hutchins Speaks In Saginaw
President H. B. Hutchins spoke be-
fore the Board of Trade at Saginaw on
Thursday night on the needs of the
University. The address was given on
the series of luncheons given by the
club to the business men of the city.

Trip Will Be Through Northwest For
the First Time, as Last
Year's Trip.Was in
27 Men to be Taken Including 20 Glee
Club Men, Four String Artists,
Manager. and Faculty Man
For the "second time in their 39
years' history, the University of Mich-
igan musical clubs will journey to the
Pacific coast this year.
According to the announcement
made last evening by Manager Mal-
colm McCormick, '15, the clubs will
leave Ann Arbor March 31, give con-
certs in eleven towns between this city
and the coast, and return April 15.
The trip will continue over 15 and a
half days, and the Varsity warblers
and string-artists will cover a total of
5,200 miles.
The itinerary for the tour will in-
clude the following cities, on the dates
March 31-Battle Creek, Mich.
April 1-Chicago, Ill.
April 2-St. Paul, Minn.
April 3-Miles City, Mont.
April 4.-Helena, Mont.
March 5-Missoula, Mont.
April 6-7-Spokane, Wash.
April 8-Portland, Ore.
April 9-Aberdeen, Wash.
April 10-Tacoma, Wash.
April 11--Seattle, Wash.
First Trip in Northwest.
The trip arranged -for this spring is
by far the longest ever taken by the
clubs on their own responsibility, and
the only tour ever made which extend-
ed farther than St. Paul in the north-
west. All expenses for the journey
have been guaranteed by alumni or-
ganizations in the west, located in the
towns and localities to be visited.
Last winter the musical clubs went
to the Pacific coast as the guests of
the Santa Fe railroad, on which trip
13 concerts were given, and a mileage
of nearly 6,000 miles traversed. The
tour extended over 24 days, and the
clubs at this time journeyed over the
southern route to the coast.
Clubs to be Reduced.
On account of the great expense ne-
cessitated in carrying a large number
of musicians on such a trip as that
planned, it has been found to be im-
practicable to take both the Glee and
Mandolin clubs on the tour. For this
reason, the mandolin organization
will only be represented by a quartet,
and the number of songsters will be
reduced to 20.
In all 27 men will be carried, includ-
ing an accompanist, faculty represen-
tative and manager. It is expected that
the management will be able to meet
all of the expenses of the tour, but in
order to provide available funds at the
outset, each man who makes the trip
will be required to furnish a deposit
of $25.
Alumni Will Entertain.
Michigan alumni haverarranged va-
rious entertainments for the clubs in
practically every city to be visited. The
musicians will give concerts with
alumni dinners at Chicago and St.
Paul, in which cities no public appear-
ances will be made. Dinners, dances
and receptions have also been promis-

ed in profusion at nearly every stop.
"I am confident that the University
of Michigan clubs will acquit them-
(Continued on page 4.)
Emma Goldman, the celebrated an-
archist will speak this afternoon at
3 o'clock and tonight at 8 o'clock at
Woodmen's hall, corner of Main and
Washington streets, on the subjects
"Damaged Goods" and "Syndicalism."
The former eis a review of a social
drama by a French author, - Brieux;
the latter " deals 'with a. new form
which opposition teo capital has taken.

Trainer Farrell Arranges Class
Bring Out any Budding


All freshmen heavy weights who are
alleged shot putters are to be given
not only special attention but have a
special class arranged for them in
an endeavor to bring forth the budding
ability. Trainer Farrell has arranged
to be at the gym every morning from
ten to twelve, and will conduct with
proper decorum and unequalled skill
the practice in pushing the pill. The
crowded condition of the gym in the
afternoon has made it impossible for
the heavy frosh to get the desired
amount of practice and so two hours
in the morning will be devoted to it.
All freshmen who are desirous of
working out at the shot put, including
both those who have reported and
those who have not, are requested to
appear at the gym at these hours
whenever possible.

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