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VOL. XXVI. No. 92.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ULTIMATE WEEDING FROM BEST
TRYlOUTS THATVI HAVE EVER
A PPEt ARED COMPLETED
WINNING POSTER IS8BEST YET
Pictur(e of Union Opera Committee
Men t Be Taken at 10:00 o'Clock
The final cut of the chorus of the
Michigan Union Opera, "Tres Rouge"
was made by Director Morgan yes-
terday afternoon, after a series of
tryouts that made the final selection
no easy task for the director. The
tryouts as a whole were the best that
have ever come out for the opera and
the successful chorus men will un-
doubtedly hold up the reputation of
any other union opera chorus. .
The men who will make up the
chorus are as follows:
Ponies--A. V. Livingston, '18, H. P.
Nicholson, '18, F. J. Wurster, '17, L.
F. Berry, '18E, J. S. Burrows, '17E,
B. R. Penniman, '18, W. G. Brownlee,
Men--C. P. Lowes, '16, H. Bohlin,
'18, H. S. Hatch, '18, Ray Gleichauf,
'16, 1. Kinsey, '16, t. T. Park, '16, F.
Willard, '18, E. P. Smith, '18, Harold
Easley, R ,-18, 3. . Tinsman, '16,
R. W. Harbert, '17, Don Bathrick, '18,
D. M. McInnes, '18.
Girls-C .1. Adams, '18, L. C.
Staudt, '16, Nat Robbins, '18A, BR R.
Clark, '18, R. H. Bennett, '18, Harold
Loud, '18, F. C. Van Brunt, '18, H. L.
Goodspeed, '18, P. B. Maher, '18, A. L.
Kirkpatrick, '18, M. I. Pali, '18. . H.
Heiman, 18, I. T. Perry, '18.
Another cast rehearsal was held last
night and the members were drilled
chiefly invarious dances, and the di-
rector was more than pleased with
the way the new men acquired the
The poster promises to be one of
the most attractive that any Union
opera has ever had. A beautiful red-
haired girl, peering through a lorg-
nette recognizes the admiration of her
lover. The whole picture has a French
effect, and the unique colors promise
to make a striking effect.
A picture of the men on the Union
opera committees will be taken at
Rentschlers at 10:00 o'clock Sunday
morning, and all the members are re-
quested to be present.
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[IPLTT DETROITFUNRKY PLNT
Mystery Still Surrounds Arrest of
Foreigners in Near-by
Detroit, Feb. 18.-A mysterious se-
ries of war letters bearing English
governmental seals, a strange woman
with inventions of a secret device for
her use, and a midnight visit of armed
men to the Detroit plant of the Amer
ican Car & Foundry company has tuf
covered a plot to blow up the Detroi
Pinkerton detectives say that they
have affidavits that Otto Bartholma
now under arrest, has purchased dy
namite recently. The arrest of foul
other men is expected soon. The
woman is said to be a friend of Bar
tholma and that the two held friendl
Among Bartholma's effects was
letter to a foreign consul asking if h
could do anything "for his country.'
Sophk Engineers Perpetrate "Wheel and
Axle all" ~ ~t ranger's Mon
Bzz! Zip! Clang! Toot-toot! No,
gentle reader, don't be deceived. This
is not to convey the impression of the
forge or machine shops on a busy aft-
ernoon. but represents what will take
place at the "Wheel and Axle Ball" of
the soph engineers next Monday night
at Granger 's.
.Prof. John R Allen and Mrs. Allen
and Prof. Frank H. Stevens and Mrs.
Stevens will act as chaperons. Leroy
Scanlon, '1GL, and I-. B. Forsythe.
'17L, are among the notables who will
furnish the motive power. The pro-
gram, also done up in true engineering
style, will be another feature.
Come to Mlichigan
Fire at Ithaca Institution Causes Sev-
eral to Make Change of
Because the home of the department
of chemistry at Cornell was complete-
ly wiped out by fire February 13, sev-
eral students from that institution
have enrolled here in order to com-
plete their work.
The fire entailed a loss of over
$325,000 and a loss in research data
beyond price. Though the Ithacan
authorities hope to have new facilities
by this fall, it is the belief of Prof
H. H Willard, of the analytical chem
istry department, that the laboratory
cannot be duplicated until the war is
over, especially the more elaborate ap-
paratus, which must all be imported.
largely from Germany.
Vial Found in Nud Thought to Have
Held the Poison That killed
Chicago, Feb. 18.-The bottle found
in the mud at the Sacred Heart cross-
ing of the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad and which has been sought
for several days near the three oak
trees where the body of Marian Lam-
bert was found a week ago, is now
in the possession of Prosecuting At-
torney Babdy of Lake county. The
vial is supposed to have been the con-
tainer of the poison that killed the
girl. The bOttle was found by Sheriff
Elmer Griffin of Lake county after
the rain of yesterday had melted away
the sonw bank at the Sacred Heart
Provide for Additional Midshipmen a
Annapolis; Appropriate for
Washington, Feb. 18.-President Wil
r on today signed the first national de
fense bills passed by the present con
-ress. One of them will result ina
t substantial addition to the corps o
midshipmen in the Annapolis nava
academy. The other appropriate
y $600,000 to equip the New York an
, Mare Island navy yards to build super
r These measures were put througl
e Congress by a big vote, despite oppo
- sition of the Democrats who are op
y posing the administration's defens
bill. The law authorizing the appoint
a anent of additional midshipmen wil
CONGRESS UP INE
INOTE TO POWERS
ME OMQTRANI)M TO DISARM ALL:
MERCHiANTMEN MEETS ;
GERMANY'S ATTITUDE FEARED
Teutonsis May Think Change of Front+
Is Due to Success in Lusi-
Washington, Feb. 18.-Developments,
today indicated that Secretary Lans-
ing's recent memorandum to belliger-
ent powers that all merchantmen dis-
arm is going to stir a violent contro-
versy in Congress. Daily it is be-+
coming more apparent that this memo-
randum is to play a highly important
part. in the submarine controversy.
Members of Congress are beginning+
to ask why the administration ever pift
forward this memorandum and placed+
itself in the situation such as confrnts
it now, where it would be virtually
obliged to withdraw its word.
At the same time there is every in-
dication that the developments of the
lasi few days will make the situation
rmere tense in Germany.. This, it is
contended, is certain to be the case
if the German people justly or unjustly
get the impression that the United
States has changed front for having
been successful in the Lusitania case.
BAND BOUNCE SETTLES
"All Campus Revue" Act to Determine
Real Relations of Seniors
The Michigan seniors do not show
enough deference to women of the uni-
versity. The Michigan seniors show
too much deference-to the women of
the university. This is not a sub-
ject for debate. But a satisfactory
settlement of the question will be
found in that portion of the big scale
Band Bounce program devoted to "The
All-Campus Revue," a satire on the
fads and foibles of campus life.
Among the other subjects of inter--
est to the student body to be presented
in this act, will appear a representa-
tion of practical military instruction
on the campus. Fifteen warriors, clad
in uniforms of varied hues, will be
put through their paces by a skilled
leader who will endeavor to bring per-
feet obedience from his squad.
Students from the Engineering
school also find their places in this act
when the use to which the transit and
rod may be put, and the effects follow-
ing such usage, will be demonstrated.
Numerous cartoons will form the
act to be staged by A. D. Honey, '17D.
He has had much experience on vari-
t ous circuts during recent years, and
has prepared several new ideas.
A practice of the entire staff for the
"All Campus Revue" has been called
for 2:00 o'clock this afternoon in Uni-
versity hall. Since the band is to
practice at tae same hour, it is hoped
a to set the fitting music to the pro-
Suffr agist Society
Charter Members Ask interested W4m)-
en to -Attend Aprill
At the first meeting of the Suffrage
club of the university, held at the
Sorosis house Thursday afternoon, a
perrmanent organization was perfected
and a constitution and by-laws for-
'eorgiana"Pockman, '18, was ap-
pointed chairman of the membership
committee, and Ruth Butler, '17, was
appointed publicity chairman. The
following were voted honorary mem-
bership: Dean Myra B. Jordan, Dr.
Elsie S. Pratt, Miss Alice Evans, Miss
Marion Wood, and Dr. V. C. Vaughan.
After the business session Mrs. 0.
H. Clarke and Dr. Pratt gave short
talks outlining aspects of the suffrage
The next meeting of the club will
be held in Newberry residence the first
Thursday in April. All girls interest-
ed are asked'to attend. The semester
membership fee has been set at 25
ANSWERS TO LETTER ADD
$10,000 TO.UNIONS FUND
PORT ON BLACK SEA SLAVBJECTIVE
SO'N KILLED IN VENNSY BOWL GRAND DUKE'S TRiOOPS MAY AT-
FIHiT FATHER AtlhS FOR BOWII
S F I TEMPT THE RELIEF OF
* Philadelphia, 74eb. 18.-.Al- * BAGDAD
* bert Liffon, of Elizabeth, N. J., *
father of William LitEEn, who * .IMP FlIANTINN IN AI ANOER
*~' was killed in the University of
- Pennsylvania bowl fight recently,
* has requested t he sophomore *
4 class to give him this year's bowl
* as a memorial to his son. *
* The boy's body was found at *
* the end of the fight with one *
* hand clutching the bowl, press- *
* ed into the mud by the crush of * w
* classmates and sophomores all * a
* struggling to get their hand on .
* the trophy, * b7
* x I* ci
Presidents A ppeal Brings learty Re-
sponse from Michigan
A total of $10,480 has been received
by the Jnion authorities in answer to
the letters sent out just a week ago
with the name of President Hutchi
attached to them. The enthusiasm of
the alumni in the Michigan Union
building project has never before been
so noticeable, and the million-dollar
mark will undoubtedly be passed be-
fore the canvass has been completed
Yesterday a total of $650 was received
from alumni who were sent letters.
The grand total now amounts to more
than $700.00 0.
Grand Rapids, within the last week.
has jumped from $9,745 to $15.205.
The whirlwind campaign in that city
will be finished with a big banquet to-
morrow night, and the committee :-
pects to add several thousand nor
to the present sum.
New York City has raised her alur:i-
ni subscription from $32,613 to $35.-
500 within the last week, also showing
that the committee is busily engaged
in the canvass
A meeting of the building commit-.
tee will be held this afternoon to dis-
cuss the temporary quarters for the
Union during the erection of the new
building. It is possible that the main
ofkes will be pushed over to the
north side of the grounds; to enable
the tearing down of the present stru-
In order to hurry on the canvass
and push it to a close, the Union has
secured the services of L. C. Anderson,
'98, of Detroit, who will go to the
campaign headquarters and assist in
cmpleting their respective campaign.
Herbert and Andrus Make High Score.
1 The third evening of the Union
bridge tournament resulted in the
following records: high score, 3566, V.
H. Herbert, '16, and L. A. Andrus,
'18E,; second score, 2486, T. E. Atkin-
son, '17L, and D. S. McClure, '16.
IveIRy Musicia Call onZL IIr En-
cores at Benefit for War s
SUM CLEAJIED NOT YET KNOWN
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A. Shah-Mouradian, Mrs. Zabellet
Panossian, Miss Rose Hagopian, and
Krikor Aiquoni pleased a large au-
dience at the Armenian benefit con-
cert in Hill auditorium last night.
Though the exact amount is not yet
known, a substantial sum will prob-t
ably be realized from last night's con-
All the numbers on the programn
were well received by the aunience,
and encores were given by all of the
artists. Mr. Aigouni responded with
encores at both his appearances, the
first after playing "Liebesfreud," by.
Kreisler, and the second after play-
ing his own "Ierceus' Armenienne"
an(1 "Minuet Moderne :n A."
Mr. Shah-Mouradian, who is a lead-
ing tenor in the Paris Grand Opera,
showed himself master of a powerful
yet well-modulated voice. Though
bothered by a severe cold, Miss Hago-
pian delighted her audience at her
second appearance, when she sang an
Armenian song, "The Tears of Araxes,"
and an English song, "In My Gardon,"
by S. Liddle.
Mrs. Panossian sang an Armenian
folk song, "Im Sirelee." at her first
appearance, besides "Oror" and
"Groung," which she rendered wthout
accompaniment. These weird Arme-
nian songs pleased the audience, and
Mrs. Panossian responded with an en-
core, "Spring Is Coming," In this
piece she demonstrated the remark-
able range and control of her voice.
,ermans and.Allies Both Gain Groun4
In Various Sectors of West
London, Feb. 18.-A violent battle is
waging west of Erzerum, according to
Another report today was that Bal-
)urt, the ancient city on the road from
Deron to Trebizond, already has been
aptured by the Russians. The Rus-
ians, according to Petrograd advices,
re pushing on to the Pontiene moun-
ains. This would indicate that the
nain Russian force is bent on pushing
ts drives nortlwEstward with the ira-
ortant Black sea city of Trebizond
is its goal.
Two other reutes are open to the
Russians, now that Erzerum has fall-
an-one due 'west leading to Sivas
nd the other to Tabriz. The push tor
rabriz and the junction to the south
with the main Russian army in Persia
would be likely to proceed directly to
Bagdad, which in turn would relieve
the hard-pressed British in Mesopot-
London, Feb. 18.-While no import-
ant gain was announced by either side
an official statement of the campaign
in progress in the region of Ypres and
to the south of Valmy, north of Arras,
shows that fighting of considerable vio-
ence is still in progress in this stub-
bornly contested district.
The German official statement an-
nounces that the British attempt to re-
capture the line of British positions
south of Ypres was repulsed. Mean-
while the French announced an ex-
plosion of a mine northeast of Cote-
140 in the region north of Arras, caus-
ing severe damage to the German
trenches, and of another directly in
front of the British lines which pro-
voked a German attack resulting in a
repulse for the Teutons.
Fighting was directed again to the
region of Asace by the Germans at-
tacking north of Largitaen. The as-
sault was repulsed by a thorough ar-
tillery preparation, and although the
Germans were able to gain a foothold
in the French trenches, they were
driven out at once by the French coun-
POLICE SEARCH FILS5
CRONES STILL ATLARGE
Polsoner's Threat to Take Others With
Him Now Beleved to
Chicago, Feb. 18.-Jean Crones' pen-
ned threat to "take others with him"
if the hand of the law reached him
has such a ring of sincerity as to
awaken today in therpolice the respect
due to the fearless antagonist. In
the midst of a wide search they saw
no chance of getting him.
A note of warning was sounded by
J. T. Hunt, who sags,. "Crones, I be-
lieve, is carrying some sort of infer-
nal machine or some. nitroglycerin
around with him and is willing to
sacrifice his own life to take those.
of several policemen.
New York, Feb. 18.-Jean Crones'
whereabouts are still a mystery to the
police, who are probing in every
nook, and corner of the city in search
WHAT'S GOING ON
s . .
Weather for Ann Arbor and vicinity:
Colder, with moderate northwest gale.
6:15 e'clock-Chess club meets at 401
7:00 o'clock-Alpha Nu meets, Alpha
7:30 o'clock-Craftsmen meet, Ma-
11:00 o'clock-Col. Louis LaGarde
speaks on military surgery, medic am-
Huron and Division Streets
Leonard A. Barrett, Speaks
SUNDAY, 10:30 A. M.
Theme: "The Church and the Modern Age."
University Bible Classes at Noon
4:00 o'clock-Louis P. Hall
7:00 o'clock Gov. Ferris
S:00 o'clock-Rabbi Wolsey
increas tha e.rps in the Annapolis
academy from about 1200 to 1700.
h CR v e a satire on the hits and misses of the Campus,
e Cam pus Revue picturing the daily trials and humiliations of the
student, and the inside workgins of desirable organizations will be only one of the features