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With the exce tlon of" May "Rob-
son's company, wwich will play Thurs-
day night at the, Whitney, from indi-
cations at present there will be no
entertainments of the spoken drama
in Ann Arbor this week. In the mov-
ies Geraldine Farrar and Wallace
Rend will vie for honors.
Excitement and interest in "Excuse
.My-Dust," )Wallace Reid's rapid mov-
ing release which will be shown for
three days beginning today at the
Majestic, is heightened by the trans-
continental race'which takes place be-
tween Reid-as "Toodles" Waldon, man-
pany, J. D. Ward, also of the Dar:o
company, and two drivers of an un-
scrupulous and pesumptuous con-3
Although the race is ostensibly a
contest between Darco and Fargo
cars, all the machines used are act-
ually Darco products. The two cars,
entered by the Fargo company are'
new Darco's disguised, "Toodles"
drives an old Darco rebuilt to pass
as a new one, and his father-in-law
drives the only undisguised machine.
As the race progresses it develops in-
to a contest between "Toodles" 64
fensive tactics and his rival's tricks
to put his car out of commission or
run him off the road. Theodore Rob-
erts, Ann Little, and Tully Marshall
are in the able supporting cast.
In spite of the watchful efforts of
David Powell as Arsene Lupin, a
French master-crook living inn an
American town as a respectable gen-
tleman, in"Teeth of the Tiger," com-
ing Wednesday and Thursday to the
Majestic, Henry Forbes, his million-
aire friend, was found murdered one
morning. Forbes had feared death
ever since Dr. Varney, his physician,
had falsely told him that his wife was
plotting with a family friend to kill
him to get his money.
Lupin's difficulties in carrying out
his vow to bring the criminal to jus-
tice are increased by the appearance
of Jabot, a French detective. With a
number of unexpected developments
the mystery is unravelled and the
romance accompanying it is brought
to a successful conclusion.
And then there is "The Haunted that the story could have 'been c
Bookshop" in which the author in- ried along quite as successfully ha
dulges in some decidedly pertinint been left out altogether, but even
observations upon authors, ancient cannot reduce the sparkling wit
and modern, together with a great shining epigram with which the b
many q-ite novel and startling ideas is tinged. The author's style has t
concerning life and the wprld in gen- coupled of late by various cxtr
eral. The manner in which he rather with that of Charles Imb, and
playfully, but very coisistently deed, the quaint wit of "The Haur
"slaps" Harold Bell Wright and the Bookshop" and of "Parnassus"
type of fiction with which he has been mind one constantly of the essay:
fiocding the market is enough to that genial Englishman.
- use even Mr. Wright's admirers to
chuckle. nGet your typewriting and mer
Can Criticize Plot . graphing done now and avoid
One might, perhaps, criticize the rush. O. D. Morrill, 17 Nickels
rather hackneyed plot which
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Spanish charm and romance runs
through "The Woman and the Pup-
pet," featuring Geraldine 'Farrar,
whichwill be presented . today, to-
Morrow, and Tuesday at the Arcade.
Miss Farrar appears as Concha, a cig-
aret girl, that role so popular for
Spanis h heroines. She excites the in-
terest of Don Mateo Diaz, a rich cap-
tain, played by her husband, Lou Tel-
When she coldly returns his atten-
tions and refuses his money he turns
to her .more mercenary mother, who
acepts his money so that Concha
will not have to work. But Concha
asserts her independence by securing
a position dancing in a wharf cafe and
when Matea finds her and asks her
to be his wife she fears that in that
capacity she has compromised her-
self. A series of clashes from jeal-
ousy and whim follow before the lov-
ers beach an understanding.
"The Girl of the Sea," p pictf" e
with unusual subterranean scenes, di-
rected by J. E. Williamson, who film-
ed "20',00 Leagues Under the Sea,"
will be shown Wednesday and Thurs-
day at the} Arcade. Among its nov-
elties is an encounter between a deep
sea diver and a real octopus. Betty
Hilburn, the 16 year old star in "Girl
of the Sea," appears as Mimi Verril,
who is cast up on a .tropical island
when ababy as the result of a ship-
wreck and who is found by the son of
the sunken ship's captain. -'His dis-
covery prompts him striving to re-
cover an island gold mine which Mimi
had inherited by her father but which
had been seized by a trader who had
escaped from the shipwreck.
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By Stewart T. Reach
Critiqs -of contemporary American
writing, who bewail its lack of a
qhaiacteristically artistic touch, and
who doubt its claims to a place among
real literature, must, if they are to
prove their assertions, reckon it .
man whose quaint wit and quiet hum-
or have been delighting his readers
duri ng the past four or five .years,
Christopher. Darlington Morley. Bare-
ly out of his twenties, this young
American is doing more towards giv-
ing America, a place in literature than
alimost any other writer of our own
There is something so delightfully
picturesque and charming about his
unostentatious style-something so
pleasing about the naive, and yet
quite convincing way in which he lays
the basis for his arguments and then
follows them up, that his books can-
not help but cause his readers to
tacitly if not openly admit his pointa,,
Take "Parnassus on Ih"beels," a
title, by the way, whi.. is interesting
enough in itself , account for the al-
most pryo igious sale which the book-
has fiad. "Parnassus" is "differ--t"
and yet when one finishes sayiig that,
he has only begun to "!A o an idea of
the charm which th book holds. It is
all about a 'otle man with a great
idea, (hat the country-side at large is
in peed of literature, and the way in
which Morley has him accomnplish his
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