T1 ,E 1'fCHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 1918.
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AT T HE THEATERS
,ichard Bennett in
a," at the Garrick.
Julia Sanderson in "Rambler
ose," at the Whitney, Friday,
a Time," at
Olcott in "Once Upon
the Whitney, Monday,
the Pub- *
Wuerth--Lina Cavalieri in "The
Tempters." Also "Call to Arms."
Orpheum-Triangle Players in
"Little Red Decides." Also com-
edy, "Coward Courage."
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AT THE GARRICK
It would seem to be a difficult, not
to say a perilous, task to construct a
farce with eugenics as its central top-
ic, yet this is what Messrs. Anderson
and Weber, the producers, claim has
been accomplished, by William Le
Baron in his comedy, "The Very Idea."
According to advance notices the play
is a most laughable and amusing com-
edy, in spite of the seriousness of the
AT THE MAJESTIC
"Cheating the Public," a William Fox
film dealing with food profiteering and
the child labor problem, will be shown
JULIA SANDERSON IN "RAMBLER ROSE," AT THE WHITNEY, FRI-
DAY, APRIL 5.
Don't put off having
your measure taken
Cap and Gown
at the Majestic today. The scene of
the story is a factory town.
The picture is full of thrilling scenes
and shows an electric chair in opera-
tion, a series of food riots, and a
thrilling night race between a train
and an automobile. The-cast includes
Enid Markley, Ralph Lewis, Bertram
Grasby, and Tom Wilson.
Grass Fires Cause
Damage to Frees
"Students of the University and the
people of Ann Arbor should be par-
ticularly careful not to start grass
fires at this time of the year, as well
'as in the autumn," said Prof. Leigh J.
Young yesterday. "The forestry de-
partment of the University has valu-
able plantings of yloung evergreen
trees on the University farm three
miles out of Ann Arbor on the Liberty
street road, above Barton pond, on
the Botanical farm, and on the White
farm, which the University recently
purchased. In many places one can-
not tell where the plantings of young-
trees are, because of the tall grass.
Consequently a mere grass fire will
destroy in an hour several years'
work and cause hundreds of dollars
"Recently a comparatively small
grass fire damaged a large part of
last years planting on the Werdanan
farm owned by the Edison company.
A large part of such fires are started
by the carelessness of people when
they throw away burning matches,
cigar and cigarette butts.
"A great many people purposely set
fire to the grass on their places think-
ing that it improves. the grass al-
though this is veryharmful as it des-
troys the humus of the dead grass
which adds to the fertility of the soil.
As grass fires can do so much dam-
age when any one sees a grass fire
he should put it out instead of letting
it burn itself out.
No deposit required
NICKYI AND WILLIE IT IS
TO RUSSIAN-HUN RULERS
KAISER AND CZAR IN LETTERS
BEFORE WAR SHOW
Petrograd, March 30.-One of the
letters written by Emperor William of
Germany'to the then Emperor Nicho-
las of Russia, addressed to "My Dear
Nicky" and signed "Willy" and lately
made public by the Bolshevik govern-,
ment, contains Emperor William's
views on anarchists and a complaint
that "these scoundrels are allowed to
live in Great Britain and there form
plots against the life of anyone."
Emperor William expressed in this
communication his sympathy for Nich-
olas over an "untimely visit" by a
British fleet to Russian ports. Ger-
man designs, in the building of the
Berlin to Bagdad railway, "Willy" as-
sured his royal cousin in Russia, "re-
lated only to the well-being of hu-
Invited to Meeting
Nicholas was advised by the German
emperor to endeavor to forget the
cares and troubles of state by man-
oeuvring his guard troops and was in-
vited to meet Emperor William at
Swinemunde where, he promised they
would "try to have a good time."
The date of this letter is not known
but it is supposed here to have been
written some time in 1914, several
years later than the dates of a large
number of other "Dear Willy" and
"Dear Nicky" letters already divulged
by the Bolsheviki to show their con-
tempt for secret diplomacy.
The letter follows in part:
Advises Interest in Guard
"My dear Nicky:
"Many thanks for your sweet letter
which was handed to me by Tatist-
cheff and the second one which Vlad-
imir gave me today. I fully sympa-
thise with you during these terrible
times. The best way to forget the
cares and troubles connected with the
state of affairs in the country is the
method you have adopted, viz, to oc-
cupy yourself with your splendid
guard, to make manoeuvres with it
and to talk with it. This gives you
satisfaction and also gives pleasure
to the troops, who without doubt,
when troublous times come, will re-
pay you for the care you now give to
them and will prove their gratitude
by being a faithful, trustworthy and
unconquerable weapon in the hands of
"I quite agree with you regarding
the question of anarchists. Their at-
tempt was a cowardly and criminal
act. The difficulty of fighting with
this plague of humanity lies, as you
rightly remark, in the fact that in
many countries and especially in
Great Britain, these scoundrels can
live without hindrance and can there
taken by our two governments for the
supervision of such persons have not
been successful, because they can live
in full freedom in London and there
develop their designs of death. The4
right place for such scoundrels is the
scaffold and in some cases the luna-
tic asylum. All the continental pow-+
ers should send a proposal to the
British government, asking it to join
the international agreement for the
fight against these beasts. I think
that with mutual agreement and wit
a view to defending life and cul-
ture, it would be possible to prohibit
the production of chemical products
for the filling of bombs under threat
of severe punishment.
Refers to Franz-Joseph
"The good old emperor, Franz-Jo-
seph, whom I have just visited looks
fairly robust, although age makes him
stoop somewhat. He was also much
annoyed at the behavior of his par-
liament. The hours which I spent
with him were very pleasant owing
to his kindness, gentleness and no-
bility. I visited the exceedingly in-
teresting old restorated castle of
Maugenstein, which belongs to the
famous traveler, Pi'ince Wilchek. This
is a model of Gothic architecture, and
the furniture dating from the 13-15
centuries is of great interest.
"Now, Good-bye, dear Nicky. God
bless you and keep you. My hearty
greeting to Alice and au revoir until
Swinemunde, where we will try to
have a good time.
"Always your faithful friend and
UNITARIAN PASTOR PREACHES
LAST SERMON TIS MORNING
The Rev. Robert S. Loring of the
Unitarian church will deliver his fare-
well .sermon at 10:30 o'clock this
morning, on the subject, "Why We
Liberals Celebrate the Easter Hope."
He will leave Ann Arbor for Boston
to take up work on clergymen's pen-
The Students' society will also be
addressed by the Reverend Loring at
6:30 o'clock on "The Greatest Mys-
tery," David Nash, '20, will sing. A
reception will be given Monday eve-
ning in the Guild rooms.
"MILITARY BALL PLANNED FOR
APRIL 20 IN WATERMAN GYM
A military ball to be given by the
combined University and cadet bands,
open to the campus, is planned for
April 20, in Waterman gymnasium.
The music will be furnished by the
65-piece band and special features of
all kinds will be introduced.
To give the members of the band
an opportunity to enjoy the dance, the
music will be arranged so that 25
pieces at one time will be in service.
Shows at 3 7 and 8:30 Eastern Time
i5c Unless Otherwise Specified.
Mon r Viola Dana in "Weaver of
D eams" and Dew Comedy, "Bright
Tues-Wed--3Clara Kimball Young in
"The Marionettes" and (Tues.)
Pathe News, (Wed.) Mutt & Jeff
Cartoon, "the trainer's Assistant."
ThuiFri-4-5-Mae Marsh in "The Be-
loved Traitor" and Christie Comedy,
"help, Help, Police." 20c.
Gown of estiny
Do your bit-dance at Armory, April
2-benefit Co. I.-Adv.
Gasoline 23c, Polarine 50c. Staebler
& Co., 117 S. Ashley St.-Adv.
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everyone. Let us serve you- Adv
Also Charlie Chaplin in
The Greatest Program of
Feature Pictures ever offered
in one week in any Ann Ar-
WHITNEY APRIL t
from Months of Mirth and Melody at
the Empire Theatre, New York.
Charles Frohman presents
".'ilaiat it Sl i Bti i 9i li3 l E#I ltll1111111$
MYatin:ees -2 :0, 3:~30-
Eveniugs-6:3o, 8:00, 9:30
eI5c; Evenings 2c
II-1iNC FOR MRCH
_' m." ion -31 \A_; L Tia Ca lieri in "The
1 oayAlt so Son of "
I~iore,"alto .Arms." .-
ree drerick in
"Ais. )ae'si~eeosx"Also "Eagle
- lir Iis Weber in "Price
1a Good Time, 7 parts. Also Corn-
News "o. comedy, "All Aboard."
Sun-M on- 7--oroi by Dalton in-
1; ve7Lettcrs;." A1so 1 on of D oc-"
Evenings-6:30, 8:oo, 9:30
Mat. oc; Eve. in Children c
ROOKINGS FOR MARCH
- "L~iite Red Decides." Also Comedy,
STues-Olive Thomas in "Indiscreet
S o ine." Also "fEagle Eye," No. 4.
= 1< ' -;co-ge eban ,_iinl "Lost in
4-5-I'auline Starke in
Shoes That Danced." Also Keystone
u"Rlined by a Ihurnb
,}t11 ;f E L y l PhonltililltIllIr 21 i
Z25 E, Ub-rty. -Phone 13'21
In the most emphatic triumph of their careers,
Music by Book by
Victor Jacobi Harry B. Smith
(Authors of "Sybil")
The Incomnparable Empire Theatre Cast,
Production and Chorus Intact.
Mail Orders Now
Prices-LOWER FLOOR $2 .00-BALCONY $1.0041.50
In a Patriotic Film
GEO. W. KYER
No. University At Thayer
MAJESTIC -and Monday
25c to $1.00
and Fri., 25c
ENID MARKEY in
Messrs Anderson and Weber Offer
Defiance of Public and Govern n
See ,Soul-Stirring Expose of Child L
Factory Girl's Fight With Vici
Hunger Eating Away Life of
Great Demonstration Against H
Girl's Life and Death StruggleI
See Dramatic, Palpitating Murder 1
Cruel Brow-Beating of Aged Ju
Wogderful Night Race Betwee
In Wm. Le Baron's
Sportive Stork Chase
" The Very Idea"
A new tangled Farce on an
ment by Food Purveyor!
n Auto and Train!
form plots against the life of anyone.
Spain Asks England
"I know that the Spanish prime
minister requested the Prince of
Wales to express to His Majesty Ed-
ward VII the desire of the Spanish
nation that the British government
should combine with the continental
powers in order to take serious re-
pressive measures against this sect.
Boastful Confession 'That Upsets Circumstantial Evidence!
We pay the Tax