rst tte Body Makes Recommend
tleas to Congress; Adjusts
The thirteenth annual report of the
Interstate Commerce commission for
the year ending Oct. 31, 1916, has just
been made public. It deals in order
with the many departments which the
commission has under its control.
The number of formal complaints
filed during the year with the commis-
sion for their consideration is 854 and
the investigation3 Instituted by them
is 223. During the year the commis-
sion conducted 1,485 hearings and
took approximately 154,488 pages of
testimony. The division of corre-
spondence and claims disposes of the
informal business of the commission
and during the year answered approx-
imately 50,000 inquiries.
Commission Adjusts Rates
The matter of greatest interest and
importance coming under the fourth
section of the act to regulate com-
merce has been the question of the
proper adjustment. of the transconti-
nental rates. Rates also occupy a
major part in the duties of the com-
mission and during the year just past
10,642 tariff publications containing
changes in rates, fares, classifications,
and charges were filed by carriers.
The division of inquiry listed 54 in-
dictments for violations of the act to
regulate commerce and 53 cases were
Makes Recoimmendations to Congress
The commission made a number of
recommendations to congress includ-
ing provision for the punishment of
any attempt to influence by threat the
testimony of any witness before the
commission, that the commission be
given definite and specific authority to
prescribe for all carriers by rail sub-
ject to the code of rules and regula-
tions governing interchange of cars,
return of cars to the owning road, and
the compensation which common car-
riers shall pay for the use of each
others' cars, and that by statute the
congress fix the interstate rates, fares,
rules and regulations existing at a
specific date, and provide that no
change therein after that specified
date may be made except upon order
of the commission.
Ann Arbor's progressive merchants
use the Michigan Daily as their adver-
AT THE THEATERS
)Ta estic -Viola Dana in "The
Orpheun: -Leonore Ulrich in
"The Intrigue." Also Holmes
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Dec. 16. This attraction is one of the
great extravaganzas produced c.t the
Winter Garden in New York city each
year. The Winter Garden has become
famous for its many creations along
"A World of Pleasure" is reported
to be one of the most ambitious pro-
ductions of this famous temple of
amu'emnt. If we are to believe ad-
vance reports the company appearing
here will number over 100 people,
comnozed mostly of girls.
At the Majestie
T+:: Wasihingtoti Square Prayers
Tine Wauthiiamostn iqure Plaer There is plenty to amuse in the bill
Gne of tho most unique organiza- which opens at the Majestic tomor-
tiwns of late years is found in the hihpesathMjstctm -
V-lashofngte yearsPiayersnd ithrow night. It is a bill filled with nov-
Washington Square Players, which cities, music and song. A big girl act
will give several performances at the t d somy.tfyig girl a t
Whitney Theater Dec. 15. A group of intd a mystifying girl who fats out
actors, artists. and authors, havingtrt
the avowed purpose of stimulating and Beauty, youth and grace are exem-
develoling new and artistic methods plified ten-fold in Anderson's girl re-
of acting, producing, and writing for vue, the whirling frolic of song, dance
the American stage has earned con- and costumes, which is the feature of
siderable and well-merited praise in
their production of 32 plays by both
American and European dramatists,
which might not otherwise have been
given a hearing.
Five plays in all will be produced
in Ann Arbor, three by American and
two by foreign authors. Phillip Kloel-
ler is the American playwright whose
"Helena's Husband," and "The Road-
house in Arden" will be presented, as
well as "Moondown," by John Reed.
Austria contributes to the drama in
tbe form of Arthur Schnitzler's "Lit-
erature," while Maurice Maeterlinck,
author of the famous "Blue Bird," will
represent Belgium in his "Miracle of
"A World of Pleasure"
"A World of Pleasure" is announced
A novelty is "The Girl In the Moon."
It is a charming musical offering with
a mysterious and pleasing finish. A
pretty maiden, sitting in a new moon,
sails out over the audience, drops now
and then low amongst them, and pins
carnations in the buttonholes of coats
while singing popular songs.
The other acts on the program are:
Fields, Keans, and Walsh, Harry Ad-
le; and Anna Arline, and Will Morris.
These present clever singing and
dancing, an odd hypnotic act, and hu-
inorous pantominme respectively.
Today the offering will be the much
talked of picture, "The Cossack Whip."
with Viola Dana. It is a Russian story
of interest which concludes with the
girl victim finally getting the best of
the prefect of police and giving him
ROSAL E 3 ATIHEWS AND HAROLD Fi DR MAIN, WITh TIIHE WASip
TON SQUARE PLAYERS, AT THE WHITNEY THEATRE, FRlD.
"The Woman in Drab"
Two real good ones.
"W Inesday's the Day"
if prints are ordered
sepia or black and white
Limited time only
Offer Closes Jan. j 1917
Leave orders at any of the fol-
The Delta, Cor. Packard & State.
Sugdens Drug Co., S. State.
Students' Supply Store, S. Univ.
Eberbach Pharmacy, E. Liberty.
Fischer's Pharmacy, E. Liberty.
Edsill's Rexall Drug Store, S.
Tice's Drug Store, S. Main St.
Dawson Bros.' E. Huron St.
Crippen's Drug Store. N. Main.
East End Supply Store, Cather-
ine St., near Hospital.
232 Nickels Arcade
Notice: We have Discontinued
the Agency for Amateur Finish-
ing at Calkins' Drug Co.
Hereafter they will appear only in The Gloe Club Concerts
ONRLY' AVIS- HAS
So you will have to come to
Hill A. d toriurn
Wlitney Theater, Saturday, Ia dose of his own medicine.
AND WHAT'S MORE
THE MIDNIGHT SONS QUARTETTE
TSB "COME DY FOUR"
THE VARSITY QUAR.TET TE
THE BANJO SEXTETTE
will be there at
AFTER THE CONCERT ,GLEE CLUB DANCE
BARBOUR oYM TICKETS AT $1.00
"IKE" FISHER'S 10 PIECE ORCHESTRA
and William Sta.