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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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later the little band of Revolutionists
are captured.
The Pardon.
The day of the trial, Kador begs
forgivenness of his horror-stricken'
companions and electrifies the court
with the news of his duplicity. They
are condemned to die and the follow-
ing day the death decree is sent to
the little queen to be officially signed.
Glancing down the list of the con-
demned, Yolanda sees the name of
her beloved teacher. Across the bot-
tom she writes' "I pardon." With a
smile the prince regent seizes the death
decree and starts to tear it up when
the aged minister interferes remind-
ing him that no deatl tsentence can be
xecuted without the queen's signature.
The following day the little queen
holds court and in her presence the.
conspirators are shown the signature
which makes them free. This picture
will be shown at the Whitney theatre,
today.

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tiny Never in the history of Ann Arbor
has such good vaudeville been pre-
show sented, as is being shown at the Ma-
icon- jestic for the past 30 days. The the-
rt de-
little atre going public is showing by their
rs at attendance that they appreciate it, as
all records are being broken for the
y aid number of people that are patroniz-
,o de-ing -the popular Maynard street the-
hated atre. The management of the Ma-
3tion. jestic claims that the bill that will
line be presented for the first half of the
'ction.week opening Monday matinee, will not
have to take its hat off to any show
upon that has appeared there this season,
asesr in fact, those in the feature act sent
peer-
agine word in advance that they expect to
ldenly hold up their reputation, which they
dgged established in the other cities of the
Butterfield circuit. "Nick's Six Roller
hated Skating Girls" is a feature that could
hate close any vaudeville show either on
iworn the bigor small time. As the theatre
daily going public of Ann Arbor must be
y Yo- shown let us hope that they make
secret good.
This act is very 'elaborately staged,
grow having beautiful costumes, scenery
'ovide and electrical effects. These girls do
alace almost everything on skates from
rcon- dancing the tango to skipping rope.
little Matie Choate and company present
com- a comedy sketch entitled, "Outclassed."
Miss Choate takes the part of a bur-
lesque queen and the sketch is full
,ssage of laughs.
force Borden and Shannon do some sing-
mid- ing and dancing which they say pleases
d the almost any audience. De Michele
. eve- Brothers, representing Italian street
eason musicians, play the harp and violin,'
ss for and are compelled to respond to num-
o the erous encores.
ateful I That versatile pair, Seymour and
nutes Dupres, complete the bill.

MEXICO SCENE OF
'BUD FISHER'S PLAYt
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Latest Triumph of American Cartoon
- Writer Is Visit to Land of
Revolutions.
PRODUCTION COMES HERE JAN. 29.
"Bud" Fisher, the New York Amer-t
ican's clever cartoon artist, does notE
allow an opportunity to escape for ex-
tracting humor from every complica-
tion or phase of national or inter-
national government. Like the present
financial stringency, Mutt and Jeff's7
visit to Mexico is purely "psychologi-
cal," which means pertaining to the
science of the human mind or soul,
therefore Mutt and Jeff's sole object
in going to the seat of war is to make
you laugh and forget the less agre-
able things of your mind, or that you
have a sole or a heel. It is Mr. Hill's
intention to keep Mutt and Jeff ever
new, by giving them an entire new
play and production each year. When
all of the interesting points in Amer-
ica have been visited by our heroes,
they will invade Europe. Just now,
_Mexico, that "comic opera" country,
where revolutions grow on trees,
seems to be the logical point for "Bud"
Fisher's brand of comedy. The coun-
try and environment give ample op-
portunity for scenic display and beau-
tiful electrical effects. "Mutt and Jeff,
truly American in spirit, as long as
the spirits are plentiful, join the
United States Navy and sail for. Vera
Cruz, where they succeed in creating
so much laughter that the Mexican
"Navy," consisting of "one gravy boat
and a soup tureen," surrender while
the Mexican marines are only half-
shot." However, the big city show of
"Mutt and Jeff in Mexico," with a car
load of brand new scenery and a cargo
of pretty girls will visit Ann Arbor
next Friday night, January 29.
In the four years Mutt and Jeff has
toured the country, it has increased
rather than diminished in popula'rity.
Like wine, it improves with age, and
will continue, to hold its enviable
record as long as "Bud" Fisher can
keep up the pace of devising new
stunts for his brain creations to evoke
laughter.
"THE DANCE OF THE CITIES."
Even the old resident cannot re-
member anything in the way of enter-
tainment that compares to "The Dance
of the Cities," the headline of' the
bill for the last half of the week.
Six dancers take the audience across
3,000 miles of country in revealing the
favorite dances of the various cities
of this country. A special stage is

used in the act with beautiful back-
ground effects.
The audience is first taken to New
Orleans on a wharf and sees a couple
dancing the Pirouette dance, then sud-
denly set down in front of old Liberty
Hall in Philadelphia, where a Colonial
man and maid dance the Gavotte. Chi-
cago is visited next and the Maxixe
is danced, when one is transported
to San Francisco, near the famous
Cliff House. Here a sailor and a girl
from "Barbary dance the "Texas
Tommy.'' In front of the Alamo in
San Antonio, Texas, a Mexican couple
dance the Tango, then the audience
is transported to staid old Boston and
sees the "Puritan Waltz."
The sky line of New York City rises
behind the dancers performing the
Knickerbocker glide. The next dance
is nearer home-in Ypsilanti-and two
dancers apear in "rube" costume and
render the barnyard canter. The clos-
ing dance is in Washington in front
of the national capitol. Uncle Sam
and Miss America appear in the "buy
a bale of cotton" dance. Six per-
sons take part in the production aii I
furnish one of the best entertainments
ever seen at the Majestic. It is a
production worth while any time.
Trio of Singers Coming to Majestic.
Singers and entertainers par excel-
lence are always welcome to the
amusement seeking public. The man-
agement of the Majestic theatre has
.secured something entirely new and
refreshing in the offering of Green,
McHenry and Deane. This trio of un-
excelled entertainers is one in the
large number that has their vehicle
always up to the standard and intro-
ducing new songs and patter. Their
comedy, too, is kept clean and whole-
some, and the manner they deliver it
in is incomparable with anything seen
heretofore in this line. They will be
with us the last half of next week, and
will no doubt always find a hearty
welcome should they ever want to re-
turn to the city.

66 eegical Deed"
A Scene From One of the Lyman Howe Travels at The Whitney, Thurs-
day night, Jan. 28, 1915.

"SEPTEMBER MORN:"

What was expected has happened
and a big musical play has been writ-
ten called "September Morn." Arthur
Gilespie wrote the book and lyrics and
Aubrey Stauffer composed the muse.
"September Morn" as materialized
as a musical comedy hit, framed in
series of pretty stage pictures, instead
of dear old Nature as the only environ-
ment. To tell the naked truth, "Sep-
tember Morn" has been pressed into
service as the subject for a jolly,
funny show, with special jingly music
on the side and a dancing, singing
coterie of Tango girls in the lively
chorus numbers. Leo Grenwood is
chief comedy peddler with a company
of 40 assisting.

DRAMA SHOWS LIF
WITH SIOCIAL SECT
"Today," Portrayq a Woman's Fraility
and a Man's Power, Arousing Audi.
ence to High Pitch.
PLAY COMES TO WHITNEY, MAR.8.
"Today," the vital and vivid drama
of New York life, which comes to
the Whitney theatre, Monday night,
March 8, is from the pen of that master
playwright, George Broadhurst, and
Abraham Schomer. "Today" deals
with the congenital phases of mankind.
Love, passion, fear, hatred, self-sacri-
fice and loyalty are all blended in an
endeavor to portray a woman's frailty
and man's power. A young wife's lust

for gaudy tinsel and a mad desire to
gratify her social ambitions tempt her
to betray the trust reposed in her by
an unforgiving husband. In an in-
stant she is dashed to the rocks of
destruction. The distracted husband,
unable to save her with entreaties,
destroys her. The denouement is elec-
trical; the audience at the crisis be-
ing wrought to a pitch of speechless
expectancy and quickening pulse.
"Today" is not a white slave play,
or a red light drama, nor it is a
drama of disease, unless it be that
mental disease that afflicts some un-
fortunates-the mania for clothes, no
matter what the cost.
In "Today," which is being presented
under the direction of Harry Von
Tilzer, the gowns are noteworthy and
in keeping with the policy of liberal-
ity which has characterized Mr. Von
Tilzer's career as a producing man-
ager. He has secured the finest acting
cast obtainable for the interpreta-
tion of "Today." "Today" has a rec-
ord of an entire season in New York
City and six months in Chicago.

..,._ .

OUR STEEL CLAD ARMADA.

The Secretary of the Navy, Mr.
Josephus Daniels, is a staunch advo-
cate, not alone of popularizing the
navy, but also of correcting many
false conceptions concerning it, , and
replacing indifference with enthusiasm
for it in the minds and hearts of the
American public. He decided that as
most effective way to accomplish this
-and the best way-was the modern
method-the moving picture and par-
ticularly Lyman H. Howe's Travel Fes-
rival. For this reason, he granted
Kowe's photographers special permis-
lion to film the remarkable repro-
luction which will be presented at
.he Whitney theatre on Thursday
evening, January 28. Only by geans
of these films can the public appreciate
xhat the navy really is and does. It
is a subject that should be seen by
every citizen. It is a careful and most
detailed presentation of the role played
ay each of a crew of 1,000 men or
>ver on our super-dreadnaughts, of the
gradual and systematic training of
,very man aboard, of the diversity of
iaval routine such as loading drills,
anchor drills, torpedo drills, washing
pecks, sewing, boat races, games,
sports, inspections, etc. Every foot of
the film teems with gripping interest.
It furnishes convincing proof to the
citizen layman of the preparedness
and efficiency of our men and ships,
and, as such, it comes as a most wel-
come assurance in these days when
it is more apparent than ever before
that the well being, the safety, in fact
the whole life of a nation may de-

,n Beauties With "Mutt and Jeff in Mexico," Whitney Theatre, Friday, January 29, 1915.

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