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Music, Drama, Arts, Letters, and Features

by week observations on American life
as seen by Collier's. Edited by Mark
Sullivan. George H. Doran Co., New
York. Net, $1.50.
This collection of recent editorials
from Collier's commemorating the
magazine's twentieth birthday, was
chosen by the board of editors for
their "permanence and importance,"
and have been compiled into book
form by Mr. Sullivan.
Almost every phrase of daily, pub-
lic and private, life is touched on,
from the tariff to Jane Austen, and
from bridge to the open shop. There
are terse comments on our present
industrial system, thoughtful criti-
cisms of current plays, appreciations
of the out-door world, some advice
to small investors, straight talk about
the liquor question, about married
life, about big business, and a great
number of references to poets and
poetry. Scarcely any phase of Amer-
tcan life today has been passed by.
It is a book that people will like
to read, not for its profound philos-
ophy, for there is little original
thought here; nor for its sparkling
witticisms, for the humor is quiet and
evident. Bit in our own words, as
applied to another book,--"here is an
author who makes you a more intelli-
gent ,passenger,-whether you agree
or disagree with all his chapters."
There are some who will disagree
withi a great many chapters, but no
one can doubt the sincerity of the
man who writes them. The little let-
ters are friendly and personal in ap-
peal, and manly in tone,-frequently
to the reader's delight, almost boyish
in its straight-forwardness, and to its
careful thought is added a spirit of
buoyant and youthful optimism which
is so characteristic of the American.
Not so much a reflection of Ameri-
can life as an estimate of it, it is an
estimate, which makes a better Amer-
ican of the reader. No one can put
the book down without having receiv-
ed some of the inspiration of the high
ideals and honest virtues here por-
trayed, We might ask at times for a
greater accuracy in dealing with mat-
ters of economic and political import.
The underlying ideals are, however,
evident enough, being neither par-
tisan nor prejudiced, but broad, just,
and humanitarian.
The book is written in the simplest
of English, and is distinctly journal-
istic in style. Hardly literature, it is
nevertheless remarkably good read-
ing. There is an absence of empty
'4sentimentalism and "preachyness,"
though there is much sentiment and
real appreciation. In these material-
istic times it is good to find an editor
quoting Emerson and Wordsworth
and Garibaldi, and displaying a gen-
uine striving after "the durable sat-
isfaction of life."
From the point of view of the bus-
iness manager, "Floodmarks" should
be a great success, for besides gain-
ing many readers of its own, it will
undoubtedly win for Collier's many
people who have scarcely known that
magazine before. From the point of
view of the public, it is a most fitting
landmark, at the end of 20 years of
sincere and progressive journalistic
endeavor on the part of the "National
Weekly." The guidance of our na-
tional thought could be in far worse

Botanical Garden Gets Gift of Plants
Several large palms and plants
were -recently presented, to the botan-
ical gardens of the university, and
will soon be on exhibit at the Packard
street greenhouse. One of the plants
ist an alligator pear, the fruits of
which cost 50 cents each in the larger
Engineering students, attention. Get
your shop outfit at Switzer's Hard-
ware. Highest quality tools at loweat

Editor of The Michigan Daily:
Last year when the Rifle club was
started I was enthusiastically inter-
ested; this year when it was brought
up I was thoroughly disgusted. Being
on and off the rifle ranges for the last
ten years has enabled me to 'recog-
nize their inefflciene-os at a glance.
For this reason I refused to partici-
pate in the activities of the club, even
after I had joined. This year, how-
ever, the facts stare the whole stu-
dent body in the face.
One hundred and thirty-five of our
"cosmopolitan student body" joined
together and, with six rifles, went af-
ter the championship of Class C.
Much of their time was spent around
the fire waiting their turn to shoot,
and repairing one or more of the six
rifles. When one left the stove a flag
of truce had to be vigorously applied
before it was safe to venture forth.
Between the rows of empty wooden
lockers the rifleites stood with one
elbow against a locker and the other
on the fellow shooting next to them.
Four of the two rifles were kept con-
stantly busy in this fight for elbow
room, while the other two were con-
scientiously overhauled by the will-
ing engineer members of the club. Be-
tween dodging bullets when going to
and from the stove to thaw out the
guns, and chasing the floor when the
wandering winter zephyrs shook the
light board shack, life was full of
thrills for the prospective champions
and their six rifles. These six rifles
did their duty, too, shooting upwards
of 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and
discouraging all newcomers by being
"all in use" or "out of-order."
Now look here, we have 6,000 stu-
dents paying $5.00 a year as an ath-
letic fee, and last year we had at
least 135 who were willing to pay the
annual dues of the club. Why not do
something? Imagine the University
of Michigan's rifle team shooting in
an interclass locker room, and hav-
ing only six rifles for 135 members.
This year there are about 300 pro-
spective new members, and a new
range has been arranged for, which at
least is an improvement on the one
of last year. This all calls for new
equipment, and we are assured by Di-
rector Rowe that four new rifles of
miscellaneous makes will be secured.
Four new rifles and six badly worn
old ones for between three and four
hundred members. At least 25 or 30
are needed if results are to be ob-
tained. Who is backing the club any-
way, and why is an equipment not
supplied as it is for the other sports?
Lyman Howe's travel festival, which
comes to the Whitney theatre tonight,
includes not only a visit to both of
the California expositions through the
Panama canal, but after "seeing1
America first," pictorial excursions
will also be made to foreign shores.
As usual, entirely new animated car-
toons will be presented.1
Col. H. S. Dean Dies of Heart Disease
Col. H. S. Dean, aged 86, died yes-
terday morning of heart disease at
his home in this city. He was ap-1
pointed a regent of the university in1
1894, and upon the establishment of
the engineering college he was made
chairman of the committee for that
college. Colonel Dean was a highly
respectet citizen of Ann Arbor and

served the city and the state in many1
capacities. Funeral services will be
held at 3:00 o'clock Wednesday at the
family residence in Olivia place.
Ask any student in college. S. 0.

Henrick Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," now
counted one of the world's classics,
is to be presented for the first time
upon the screen by Oliver Morosco.
Cyril Maude, star of the sensational
hit, "Grumpy," is playing the title
role of "Peer Gynt" which comes to
the Hill auditorium for one night,
Wednesday, October 20.
Peer Gynt is cast ou of his boy-
hood home in Gudransdale, Norway,
for "bride theft," and wanders over
the world indulging his susceptibility
for beautiful women, but always at
his own cost. Finally ruined and dis-
allusioned. Peer Gynt, a cynical and
embittered old man, drifts back to
Gudbransdale to die, but there he
finds Solveig, the pure and gentle
sweetheart of his wild youth, has been
waiting for him. So when the Button
Moulder, a personification of the Sa-
vior of Souls, comes to cast Peer into
the pot and mould him over again be-
cause of his wasted life, it is Solveig's
devotion which saves him. The good
in him has lived in her faith, in her
hope and in her love.
The Andreas Dippei Comic Opera
company is presenting "The Lilac
Domino" at the Garrick theatre, De-
troit, this week. This elaborate musi-
cal production, which made a tre-
mendous hit in New York and Boston
all last season, seems to embrace ev-
ery feature of musical entertainment,
from grand opera to the catchy pop-
ular variety of lyrical fun and dance.
William Gillette has returned to the
stage in one of his greatest successes,
"Sherlock Holmes," the play that he
and Sir Conan Doyle wrote in col-
laboration from the latter's famous
series of detective stories. Age seems
to have little effect on Mr. Gillette
or "Sherlock Holmes." The combina-
tion of the two is still as potent to
entertain and thrill as in the days
when both were several years
Comedy Club to Hold Meeting Today
Comedy club will hold its first meet-
ing at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon in
the Cercle Francais room, at which
its 11 new members, selected last
week, will be introduced into the or-
ganization. President J. S. Switzer,
'15, will outline the preparations that
are to be made for the presentation
of "Stop Thief," the club's production
this year, at some time before Christ-
mas vacation.
Michigan Technic Appoints Editor
R. L. McNamee, '17E, has been ap-
pointed editor-in-chief of the Michi-
gan Technic. The Technic will be out
the first part of next week. Members
of the engineering society will re-
ceive copies on presentation of their
membership cards at the tables in the
H. Roos Recovering From Appendicitis
Herrington Rcos, '19E, who was
taken to the University hospital last
Saturday night suffering with an acute
attack of appendicitis, is rapidly re-
covering. An operation was not found
necessary and authorities at the hos-
pital stated that Roos would probably
be discharged in a few days.
Lit College Enrollment Totals 2,874
Enrollment figures for the literary
college up to the present time total
2,874, according to an announcement

by the university authorities.
Good assortments of china and
glassware found at 214 S. Main street.
The private canoe houses at the U.
of M. Boat Livery will close for the
winter, Monday, Nov. 1st. Anyone
wishing to repair or change their ca-
noe, or remove anything from lockers,
must do so before Nov. 1st.

Machines capable of various accu-
rate tests on automobile materials are
shortly to be installed by the engineer-
ing mechanics department of the en-
gineering college. Because of the
great demands which the automobile
industry is making on research lab-
oratories throughout the country, the
authorities of the department have de-
cided to install a complete equipment
of the necessary machines. The evac-
uation of the south end of the engi-
neering building by the highway engi-
neering department allows the use of
this space by the engineering mechan-
ics department. The new machines
are now on the way to Ann Arbor.
Dean Bates to Speak to Fresh Laws
First year laws will meet at 3:00
o'clock tomorrow afternoon in room
C of the law building, to listen to a
talk by Dean Henry M. Bates regard-
ing the work of the department. This
meeting was postponed from last
Buy your Mazda lamps at Switzer's
Hardware. 310 State. tf

400 Men Attend Dr. Wartlin, i ure TT l ' I G 0 ES S1OKEl IN
More than 400 first year ni, ured W' 'U11 TO NEW iEMBERs
out to hear the first of Dr. A S "
thin's lectures on "Sexology .n- Twnt members of the TiN *ub
sonal Hygiene" last night. T uY di r last g e he Mihnm
for the remaining lectures on edr g Unieui in a welcome smoker to
day and Thursday evenings are now their frekhnen. Cid'r, e ughnuts,
held at the "Y" office ready frt ei gunars a cigarettes wro prav ide d,
distribution to first year mem. ssevera in'i'hrual speeches were en
These tickets can be obtain anc the bus:nes:s afairs of the 'cub
tween 4:00 andI 8:00 o'clock an sr w: s talkxe over. lihe new menh are:
absolutely free. Dane Lm Aow, George Kre zrchmar,
---- ------- Ar h Bo1l, IRoIert Bridge, Harry
Craftsmen to Hold "Jubilee Parry , biuc. 1. feun Asius, Karl jlj s
Craftsmen, student Masonic b rbert Hlyry, Huward Frensh, Ar
will hold a "Jubilee Party" h her Lankle Os.ar Cartwrigh, Wh
Packard academy Saturday v iim Kruso
The evening will be spent in d noin - -
and cards will be acceptable 1. so Ma rin u os, mandolins, ukeleles
who do not dance. Special s - ' a isusica nstrmments a! ScPe
tiions, including a quartette, a rie & ' i sis House, I1h suth
provided for entertainment. ti set. '(']f

When we roast peanuts, i p siis c
special process to give thm 0 h-
flavor that our peanuts are oted or,
Dean & Co., Ltd., 214 Southi .
street. octl6-17-19--2,- .-
Candy lovers are keeping our c y
man working; overtime these y .
Bloomfield's, 709 N. University.

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