ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1916.
Condition of Dr.*
That President-Emeritus James B.
Angell, who has been in a dangerous
condition for several weeks, is slight-
ly improved, is the substance of a
statement from Dr. J. F. Breakey, who
has been attending him.
Yesterday morning Dr. Angell was
able to recognize his friends and his
~I!I) BRON izEF
0) ti CTOR
es Entitled "The
ney, '1, with tli sub-
er-National Mind" won
n the oratorical con-
. A prize of $100, a
and the privilege of
his uiivers4ty a the
orical League ~cont3t
panimlents of this vic-
ce an(I an additional
vas awarded A. R. Le-
his address entitledj
'I7, with an cration on
overnors of the Woril'"
11 was thc twenty-sixtb
cal contest of the Uni-I
:higan. by which com-
en the custom for aInny
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E. C. Schacht Makes Best Individual
Record; Campaign Raises Life
Membership Mark to 2000
THREE MEN TAKE OPERA TRIP
Robert W. Collins, '17E, J. F. Meade,.
'17E, and E. C. Schacht, '18E, won,
the trips to Chicago with the opera
awarded by the Union to the leaders in
the recent life membership campaign.
The first two are practically tied, while
Schacht has a clear title to the indi-
The trip was supposed to include
two men only, but the closeness of
the race and the fact that the commit-
tebs of the winners secured members
outside of the names assigned to them,
made a choice practically impossible.
Collins' committee secured 85 mem-
berships, while the committee under
Meade brought in 83.
Schacht had by far the best aver-
age, since he secured 13 of the origin-
al 15 names given to him, while one
of the 15 had moved out of town before
the campaign started. In addition to
the assigned names, he signed up 12y
more men. E. C. Wunsch, '18, had a
larger total of memberships, but he
secured only 10 of his 15 men, and -23
outside of the list.
The campaign was a great success,
and the 800 new men signed up brings
ihe campus representation of Union
life members to slightly over the 2000
marl.. At least 60(1 of these came
from the house to house canvass, while
nearly 200 came in from the frater-
nities. The latter list is not yet com-
plete, and it is expected that this will4
bring the total to 2100.
BERARD SAY EDNC
WAS SENT NO ftFEBI 16
Upheld in Suit
Judge Sessions of District Court Dis-
misses Suit of Ann Arbor
Judge C. W. Sessions in the United
States district court.in Grand Rapids,
has dismissed the suit of the Ann Ar-
bor railroad against members of the
state railroad commission in which it
was charged that the two-cents-a-mile
passenger fare law and certain freight;
rates are confiscatory.
"The evidence shows that much more
than one-half of the plaintiff's reven-
ues are derived from transportation of
interstate freight and -that a large part
of such freight is of low grade and
produces but little more than ex-
penses," says the opinion.
The court says a fair rate of return
on the capital invested should be per-
mitted, but scored the method of com-
put ing capital used by the Ann Arbor'
as an attempt to capitalize debts.
Speaking of special service charges
ouch as dining, sleeper and mixed car
cbarges, the court said the informa-
tion given by the road is "inaccurate,
incomplete and misleading."
The Ann Arbor case is the third at-
temptof Michigan railroads to knock
out the two-cent'fare law The Pere
Marquette asked for an injunction to
prevent enforcement of the law and
lost. An appeal has been taken to
the supreme court. The Anil Arbor
then applied for an injunction, which
was refused, and on advice of the
court suit was begun in the ordinary
way. It is not known if the Ann
Arbor will appeal.
Paul 1-I. King, receiver for the Pere'
Mai",nutte, states the Pere Marquette
will bring suit to test merits of the
law, despite the decision in the Ann
SWITZER AND WARNER TAKE
FINAL BRIDGE SESSION
The final session of the bridge tour-,
nament was held at the 'Union last
evening, J. S. Switzer, '16, and H. M.
Warner, '16, winning the series with
a total score of 11,124 points. V. H.
Herbert, '16, and C. K. Andrus, '17,.
stood second with 10,654, A. G. Pick-
ard, '19E, and H. L. Bell, '16L, third'
with 10,082, and M. B. Woodruff; '17,
and J. M. Irwin, ' 16E, fourth with
9,758 points The high score of the
evening was made by Pickard and
Bell, with 2,483 points, Woodruff and
Irwin taking second -with 2,010. The
high individual score of the tourna-
ment was made by C. K. Andrus and
V. H. Herbert, 3,556 points. The
prizes will be awarded in about a,
Demand Largest Bail in Federal Court
RUSSIANS WIN FURTHER SUI
IN. TURKISH ARMENIA, C 1LS RNHRPL
* * * * * * * * * * *
RESULTS OF ORATORICAL
The winner: N. Earl Pinney,
'16. Subject: "The Super-Na-
Second: A. R. Levine,
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Prologue and Epilogue Furnish Most
Effective Scenes; "Humanity"
Males Strong Appeal
nrfl r A~~vn~~~a-~~~ ' rm'''i' ZA'U 'C l E 'f
ENGLISH TAKE EGYPT
Allied Troops Beat Bac
Against Verdun, but
Cairo, via London.-
in western Egypt, wati
pied without opposition
forces yesterday after
three months in the
tribesmen commanded b
forces. Further Inform
cated that the Turkish
on February 26 were iea
33,000 rounds of ammi
machine gun, t>0 camels
quantitles of dates were
Petrograd, Mar. 3.-It
announced that the Russia
IRECTOR1 iS WELL SATIFIED tured Bitiis in Turkish Arn
.110 miles southeast of Er
Michigan's All Nation Revue expe- the southwestern extremi
rienced its first dress rehearsal last Can. The city was taken
night in Hill auditorium, and at its The Russians's advance i
conclusion Director Aubrey Stouffer nor, moving along three
announced himself well pleased with from Erzerum toward Tr
every one of the acts on the two-hour vas and Bitlis, has been
program. While all of the costumes equal success in all three
have not yet arrived, most of the prin- The continued forward sv
cipals appeared in native garb, and Russian army is retarde
of regents, in their meet -
ik, presented four peopl
s' diplomas and life cer-
e four being: Charles
-n C. Holmes, Donna 13.
Henry R. Russell. Be-
four graduate degrees
d as follows: Pope ,l.
3.; . Harry B. Thatcher.
Martin, A. 13, and Earle
i to these degrees the
red 40 more, 13 of them
or of Arts degrees. fIve
for of Science, 18 for
Civil Engineering, eight
cal Engineering, one in
gineering, two for Bach(-
cture, and one for Bache-
e in Engineering.
RDER MICHIGAN GRAD
ors of Euphrates Colk'gc'
in Turkish Atrocity
Gives up Career
to Help rother
Prineeton Senior Sacrifices Last Year
in College in Order to Allow
Brother to Enter
New York, Mar. 3.-William West,
the Princeton senior, who gave up
college and enlisted in the army, was
found today at his barracks in the ar-
tillery training school at Fort Slocum.
West preferred not to discuss the
assertion of his classmates that he had
left college in order that his younger
brother John might have money
enough to go through to graduation.
West is the son of a former mission-
ary' to Assyria, nowdead. He was
born in this country and has two sis-
ters and a brother besides John, the
one who is just entering Princeton.
Some money was left to the family'
but not enough to see both boys
through college at the same time. Wil-
liam had intended to be a teacher and
would have been graduated this sum-
mer had he not made the sacrifice
which has made him known all over
this country as an example of excep-
tional brotherly devotion.
Campa n Said to
the stage presented a striking appear-
ance in thee pilogue scene with more
one hundred persons massed for the
final moments of the production.
The prologue and epilogue furnish
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NOTED LECTURERS SPEAK
IN LocAL CHURCM SUNDY
Shailer Matthews and Francis Keilson
to Deliver Addresses; to Talk on
Phases of Internationalism
Two men of national repute will lec-
ture in the Methodist church Sunday
evening, March 5. Shailer Matthews,
dean of the divinity school of the Uni-
versity of Chicago, will speak on
"Christianity and Internationalism,"
and Francis Neilsen will take as his
subject, "Internationalism and Works
Dr. Mathews is one of the most pop-
ular lecturers in the United states.
As well as being an authority on re-
Washington, Mar. 3.-Secretary of
State Lansing was today advised by
Ambassador Gerard at Berlin that the
appendices to the German submarine
eclaration were sent by him from Ber-
lin on February 16 in one of the im-
perial mail pouches, via London.
These appendices contained the Ger-
man copies of the British admiralty
orders for which the state department
is waiting before finally deciding the
course 'which this government will
take with respect to the new German
submarine campaign against armed
In seeking to justify her New cam-
paign Germany has laid stress on
these British orders, claiming that
they show that the British merchant-
men armed ostensibly for defense are
actually under instructions to carry
an offensive campaign against German
and Austrian submarines.
It is expected the copies send by
Ambassador Gerard will arrive within
the next few days, probably on the first
mail steamer reaching New York from
England. Pending their arrival, the
department refuses to comment on the
text of the original admiralty orders
as given out in London yesterday.
DISAPPROVES "TIMID POLICY"
rugged mountains and
CAPTURE 1000 PRISONER
London, Mar. 3.-The French1
beaten back a new offensive 1
Germans on the Verdun front.
official reports, however, both
Paris and London during the d
nounce that the German troop:
new drive have captured the,
of Donaumont, four miles sot
of Verdun, after a fierce strug
which 1000 prisoners were tak
ITALIAN PRESS FOR UNI
Rome, Mar. 3.-The Italian
this morning .is significantly e
tic on the violent anti-German oi
following Signor Bissolati's -spe
Parliament yesterday afternoon
The Tribuna in an editorial
ates its statements of the un
interests and purposes existil
tween Italy and the entente allie
Siegionale G'tal pointed out ti
applause accorded to Signor Bis
speech and acclamations for :
and the shout of "Down with Ger
ligious education he is in turn writer, indicate that the members a
social worker and a renowned Chau- mined that Italy's victories
Professor Nahigian, an old Michigan
graduate, and three other professors
of the Euphrates college of Harpoot,
Armenia, two of whom had also grad-
uated from American colleges, were
killed in a recent massacre in that
country. Professor Nahigian taught
physics and chemistry and was one of
the most noted scientists of Armenia.
Over a million Armenians have been
killed so far by the Turks, who take
the young Armenians for their own
army and deport the women and chil-
dren to the more southern districts.
Very few of these ever reach their des-
tination, either dying on the road from
starvation and suffering or being mur-
dered. By a law of the Turks no Ar-
menian is allowed to possess any arms
whatsoever, so self protection is al-
most impossible. -Professor Nahigian
and his colleagues are examples of,
Turkish atrocity and persecution.
HARRY THAW OPENS FLIIT TO
SECURE DIVOR(.E F ROM WITE
Cardinal Gibbons Weceives Evangelist
and Spouse; Baseball
Baltimore, Md., Mar. 3.-"Billy" and
"Ma" Sunday called on Cardinal Gib-
bons today. The evangelist and his
wife were introduced by Howard E.
Kelly, the Baltimore radium expert.
The visit lasted only eight minutes.
iBaseball and health were the only
topics discussed. The cardinal, is is
said, skillfully directed the 'conversa-
tion away from religious topics.
SECRETARY DANIELS DESIGNS
TO HELP SERVICE EFFICIENCY
'Washington, March 3.-Promotion of
naval officers by selection instead of
by seniority and increase of 50 per
cent in officers of all grades are pro-
posed in a bill drafted by the navy
personnal board and transntted to
Congress by Secretary Daniels. The
measure is designed to increase effi-
Washington, Mar. 3.-Following the
action of the senate today in tabling
the Gore resolution, Senator Borah
made a bitter speech in denunciation
of the administration. After explain-
ing that he was in favor of maintain-
ing the rights of Americans to travel
on armed merchantmen, Mr. Borah de-
clared he voted against the motion to
table the Gore resolution because he
objected to the method employed by-
the administration leaders to shut off
debate. Incidentally he read a de-
nunciation of the administration in
its protection to Americans in Mexico
and termed the "timid policy" of the
President, comparing it with the atti-
tude of Jackson and Cleveland in
Friday Made Head of Tax Commission'
Prof. David Friday was made head
of the state tax commission at the fifth
annual conference of the commission
ield nt Grand Ranids Thursday.
New York, Mar. 3.-The greatest
amount of bail ever required in a#
Federal district court in the case 'of
a man awaiting trial, was fixed in the.
case of Dr. John Grant Lyman, whot
was held by Judge A. G. Dayton today,
in $100,000, on an indictment chargingl
the use of the mails to defraud. Ly-
man was not successful today in ob-
taining a bond and was sent to the,
PROF, KENYON TO LECTURE
Third of Spanish Series Under Aus
pices of Latin-American Club;
Talks on "Spanish Ballads"
Prof. H. A. Kenyon, of the engineer-
ing college, will deliver the third lec-
ture of the Spanish series Thursday,
March 9, at 4:30 in room 101 S. W.,
on the subject'"Spanish Ballads."
This lecture, which will be in Span-
ish, will aim to give students a more or
less intimate acquaintance with this
special phase of Spanish literature.
.Advanced students of Spanish are es-
pecially urged to be present, in as
much as the subject presented is a
very vital one to anyone desiring to
gain an insight to the various mediums
for the expression of the national char-
acteristics of the Spanish people.
The series, of which this lecture is
third in order, is being given under
the combined 'auspices of the Latin-
American club and the department of
Romanic languages. The intent is to
deepen the student's interest in the
language by widening his range of.
knowledge in regard to the life and
intellectual attainments of the people.
Francis Neilsen, M. P., gave three
lectures in Detroit recently showing
the necessity of nationalism if world
peace is to be established after the
present war. Mr. Neilsen has been
playwright, author, producer and actor.
He was formerly engaged at Royal,
Covent Garden, London, and at one
time took a leading role in Parsifal.'
For the past 13 years he has been one
of the leaders of the liberal party in
Great Britain. A ne-Tous breakdown
compelled his retirement from poli-
tics and he is making a traanscontin-
ental lecture' tour as a means to re-
gain his lost strength.
3130 DROWNED ON PROI
Paris, Mar. 3.-It was ,annoi
the French ministry of marin
that there were 4000 men o
the British auxiliary cruiser P
which was sunk in the Medite
on February 26. As the min
marine on February 29 announ
the number of survivors of tb
ence disaster was estimated
it is indicated that upwards
lives were lost.
IERMAtN SHIPS SEEK SHE
New York, Mar. 3.-The re'
a German commerce raider
ship was marooned off Cap
and was waiting for a f
chance to make a dash for
News or Norfolk was brought
day by Captain Nunkewitz of
Insular steamship Crayson
here from Porto Rico.
BRITISII MINE SWEEPERi
be unconnected with those of
lies, since all must win toget
defeat the common emeny.
WHAT. GOING ON
Weather for Ann Arbor and .vicin-
ity: Slightly colder with northwest
2:30 o'clock-Fresh lit dance, Bar-
7:00 o'clock-Upper Room Bible
class meets, 444 S. State street.
9:00 o'clock-Michigan Union dance,
Pittsburgh, Mar. 3.-Harry K. Thaw's
fight to obtain a divorce from his wife,
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, opened today be-
fore Attorney John W. Thomas. Evi-
dence was taken in the offices of Ste-
phen B. Stone, counsel for Thaw. Eve-
lyn was not at the hearing, but 'vas
,enrsnt 1b ycnnnsel. Evelyn is
6:30 o'clock , Col. Geo. W. Bain
speaks, "Y" Arcade meeting.
7:30 o'clock-Shailer Matthews and
Francis Nielson speak, Methodist
8:00 o'clock-Menorah Society, New-
London, Mar. 3.-The adm
nounces that the mine swee
ula.was torpedoed and sunk
in the western Mediterrane
performing its usual duty. I
officers and crew except t
were saved and landed at P
K. OF K. GETS LEGION 0]
London, Mar. 3.-Field -
Kitchener received the Grar
of the .einn n fHonnr nday