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DON'T TICKLE THE CELLIST
Happening at Detroit Shows the Un.
wisdom of That Particular
Form of Playfulness.
One should never tickle a cello play
er in the ribls, espelially if he Is a fa
titous one(- sich its lhillp Abbas (of the
Detroit Symphiony orchestra, remairkis
the Detroit News in a recent issue.
Graham iharris, second violinist, did.
and It almost cost liii a lot of trou
ble, to say noth-Ing of a new violin
The story came out when Hlarris
filed a suit for $100 In justice court
against Abbas. It was a story of ten
peraient and teinper and the trouble
arose ut rehearsal. Ossip Gubrilo
.witsch, director, was away for a few
inuinutes, and the temperamental ones
indulged In a few muoments of play
boy, not music. IHarris reached his
violin bow over and tickled Abbas, In
the ribs. Abbas does not care to be
tickled in his ribs and he swung a
wicked cello how to demonstrate that
he (d not care for tickling. There
w :1p and the second violInist's
best how was a mess and a wreckage.
"Ah, ha," shouited I Harris. "You
have broken my how. You shall pay."
"Shan't,' shouted Ahbas. "Your
own fault. You bud no business In
toy i-lbs." They gla red and then tle
director appeared and the light was
dropped. It was taken up again via
a justice court suit. It Is helieveid that
the suit never will be heard. The or
chestra manager heard about It first-.
Hle got tile toen together, scolded,
fumed, argued, coaxed and at last
won. They shook hands. The dai
age was settled. And harmony of
both sorts reignel.
RETURNING TO SAVAGE DAYS?
Feathers, Furs and Jewels, Now So
Popular, Are Reminiscent of Our
Glimpses of present fashions and
views of sone shop windows lead to
the impression that the world is, after
all as some commentators say, revert
ing to the savage, remarks the New
York Evening Sun.
Women are wearing more and more
feathers in their hair and more and
more large and ornate Jewelry upon
their hands anild In their ears. Men are
showing a deilded Inclination to orna
ment themnselves to the linit of their
purses In these days of the high cost of
clothes, and altogether anthropologists
tell its it is not such a very far cry
from the adornments of present-day
civilization to that of the Nearanthaler
man or the Garden of Eden itself.
The fashions of last winter showed a
predilection toward furs such as the
world has never seen since the days
when they weire worn raw. Both mien
and wonmen wore them.
In milder ellinites women seen to
be wearing less and less. The stage is
noteworthy in respect to the unclothed
feminine back and certain sections of
society seeiin to follow the stage. Fish
ion's return to Eve sevinis in certaila
cases to be a mere matter of weeks, as
we progress in these swiftly changiing
Gassing Forest Fire Impractical.
The ofl'clals of the United State,
departiment (if aigriiultire have beni
li receipt of so noiny suggestions rel
ativye to extinogo uiig forest tires ithx
the us-e of gas bjombtls dlroppedt frmu air
lanei ti haIlit it lii been''i folundi nieces
sa ry to Issue a st a temiet for thle imr
litse of exiininig that the sche'mo Is
noat feasIble. F-or th pu'larpo se of overt
coming a det achmnit Iof men, a iix
tare of one part of virulent poisonu to
.1,000,00)0 of air woul lie (entirely suf
lcient to accomp iiils the purpoitse, buti
one of '750) paris to thle thuousamnd woul
not be powerful enough tol (iuen-ch a
con t1asgratilon. Artheir thIinbg to bie
talken int o conisiderilon is the dtli cul
ty of drtopinitg the betihs withi thle nee
e'4sary prelslonm. lThe airt or stik ing
a target ithm aniy degree of aeeu rney*
haus niot been dleveliopeti at I this t ime
and there is no pro spect that it will
lie sutilicient ly p erfetcd to thle lioint of
becoming avil ale for the pu rpose of
New England Least American.
Talx k osf Amterca iiizig New Eugiand
rIngs oddly on A tnericean ears. Ii'f lie
cradle of our contry needls A tmericann
Izing, whiere ate we?
We thn ink of Mlassneuis-ettIs as thle
hiearzt of New ighiad. Amuong thle
states it is "nuext to1 thle old(-t."' Hit
a count of her sr's-ent .geiteratlon's
laretaI ige shows bis-satchuisettis to be
almost thle least Atierienun if thle -I8
sltates, thle Worb i (Out look s-tatIes.,
The 1910 censuts iscoveredl that (lily
32 per ccint oIf Mussahliuse! ts folks
wvere native borntt of native pairents.
AMote thltan iA8 per (,(t were eit her for
eign biorin ox were horn hiere of forc.Iin
partent s. Laiter- igures woul he eveni
tote aist ound ig. TPhe yearis that, in
tervene betwveeti 19101 and thle ot break
of the wvar saw the greatiest iniflux of
immiigrai s thle coutr y hits ever
,f'- New Aerial Regulation.
T'he smtallI Atustra liiini who fies a
toy bailloont or ni wIthI hIs .1huia nese
kite aigainst the wtmd my offendl
agaxinst thle matjest y of thle witr pre
t.aiuttions in-I. A new wart reguitilon Is
situd t- in .erutary, 1920, givyea iower to
the ta al er military athlorities in the
comiuuneail~'x th to udeclare ainy aream a
pro~hliited ireat for lie filtng o~f hi
Joon:s~ durin mg anyl~ sipeetlied periodii.
"'X1al10', i.' . delined as itnythting tip t(o
cliuive re inat ison was iitlinarlly thes
fligh,~ f -:.a' S~u'.iey to Sielhs utn" nf SIr
I('ss F xithI, the'x a Iirmni a -bo rissed
thes ~oi idi fr'omu Lodontlj t o I .tw., In.
MATERIAL THAT RESISTS ACID
New Substance, Duroprene, is Said to
Be Adapted to a Wide Range
'Recent acid-resisting materials in
clutde such notable products as silicia
ware, iron rich in silicon, inonel imetal
and various other alloyn. Not least
Interesting is duroprene, obtained by
the chlorinatiptn of rubber, and resist
ing reagents that readily attack rub
ber, such as o.one, nitrous and nitric
acids, hydrochloric acid, etc. Describ
lug it to the Liverpool section of the
Society of Chemical Industry, Mr. A.
LaMble stated that it can be ob
tained in the solid state as a white
amorphous powder. It is soluble in
benzine and coal tar naphtha, carbon
tetrachloride, and trichl orethylene, but
the ordinary varnish is a 10 per cent
solution in benzine and solvent naph
tha. This varnish dries quickly, leav
Ing a colorless, transparent flum. The
very thin film his been imersed for
days it caustic potash, caustic soda,
tamonia and the mineral aclds-hy
drochloric, nitric and sulphurle-with
out sign of decoinposition, and it is
quite insoluble in alcohol, ether, petro
leIum oils, and parnlin. Being also
highly Insulating and very adhesive.
<luroprene is adlapted for a wide range
of uses. It serves as anti-corrosive
varnish or paint, for lining steel pe
troliumin tanks, and woodei alcohol
vats, for hllIlling up electrical con
deonsers, as colorless lacquer for bright
metal work, nni( as a ga.tight cement.
VOYAGE FAMOUS IN HISTORY
Wooden Paddle Wheel Steamer, the
Golden Age. Paved the Way for
the Mighty Megantic.
Departure from Sydney recently of
the White Star liner -iegaiii he for Liv
erpool by way of New Z.ealand, the
I'ana ina canal, the West Inli's and1
New York, recalls her historlc fore
runner of 18541, says the New York
'he vessel, the Golden Age, was a
woollen padille wle('el stieIinler, belong
Ing to the N(-w York aitl Australian
SteamN NNvigation conliuny. The In
tentloti of the colmpany was to 1i'un sIX
Vessels "via Paniamn," the I'anana
railroai, capitalized at $7.00,00. he
[ig tie coiniecting link on the Ohn un
livilel Isthinus withii the West 11(1111
lloyil 'Mall Steutn Packet coinpany.
ru-nning front Southnipton.
The Crimean war, yellow fever on
Ihe IsthmIitus and other cnuses coni
spired to ile'feat the eontipaniy's pln).
Tlu Goloei Age aits coininaidid by
Lieut. Davil ). 'orter of the Unitedl
States navy, who afterward heenitne
famous is a Union adniral <luring the
'i'he Ilheii Age left Melbourne for
1'n1 n:11iia via Syiln'y :11n41 T1ah1t1i, Maiy
5, 1851. Site Ieached'i'l Syin'y nIll May
11 with 300 passongers. il(r enrgo
Inchled a cons"ignmen1vit of gobi dlust
and she reached Enlgland in 60 days.
New Idea in Ventilation.
The Ayrton ntigas fin, whilih, ac
corillug to "Mlusey's Mingazinte, may
revoltioniize all our system:is of venti
Iation, is ba-'d on the principle that a
fan i should lie brough t down sharply
from the perpenilicular to the horizon.
til, and thus dlrive the air forwirl in
ste:dy puiffs andl set tp a frest cur
retit frin thle rear t. "'Te invetotr, whit
is ant Enigilihwonitn, has given puleI
l'rmontrttatiotns in Liolon with glaiss
iutill'i (if dutgI uts andl tuannel s fr'oin
whiichi tihl fan i'e:iliiy e'xpels the "inoke'.
A t iane derntonlstrion I l, Air is. ityrttn,
wv ith a trel*-tnch Vani, sat at tne ('tid
of a s1x-foot table while stioke poured
forthi ftroint a funtnel at the lither entdl.
Thle ii(tiont of till ttiuiitue fan not
ouily dhispe'ille the 9iinoke' but tlitekly
gitil stb (it tfrom entu 'l.' It tofii th it un-it
l ightitmatl'il. Tt ha been''t used) se.
eessfu'iy hi'n fatlt'rieis, thaiterts, tmine
tt s-ewerts.--Youith's ''Ttmic itont.
Airplanes in Mining Operations.
It is Jpreletedi that till airlanllite
sI titulus to the muinintg tnduistrmy int ire
seting ai mii(ans of ge'ttintg tiinterial
ani.( hinen~liy t n ro tlntionsiI~l wich
are~i kown to be triitc. ttrendo
whl ib 5r 1at1 I'o th lre(' stime4It hi'et
known I ito i'st, sit rthe 'st of ulitla
tng stat Ions for' till Untiti'd States hu
reoau of mtintes. 113' t hiis meaniis a ri'gu
faliedI wih s'ctlotus wichlll ari n0iot to
tie reaci(hed'i 1by anly oriltriy iin'nns1. It
is aliso suggest ed t Itt theii slmte meanit s
itnight lie of gren t valule fot' ge'ttIing res
etie nlpurtat ti t thei s4cenel of mtinting
Cats and Diphtheria.
"It is a iidly neceptedl I'be)1lef t hat
eats mny3 suffer fr'oiti idihthetria anid
cotnve. 10 inifection~ to inan beings,'"
expu'eritts by3 wh'iieh I)octor Savage
I)octor' Saviage plaintedi vast iaumbher.
of diiphthert' haliii ini the noses anid
throni ou (f klitens, butt in no isinnee
did t hese takhe the d iseiise, and wiItin
24 hioutrs the huiiiI wer'e dead. I1it0
tar Snyn'ge reiiewedl all the evidence In
COrmte(ct ion withi epietmies of diph
thier' i'.d ('alae to the concluitiont that
so fitt .qs it inplicates cats it it quite
vfnI lt ,.d(
OMN* MEA t4%W .3E6 09
acous ~ VI inas* imt"',
(The Laurens Advertiser.)
Palace of Sweets
Block Cream a Specialty
t a lot of argument there used
e about a woman drivind an
DAY ca can "mak a your tire problem is to get a tire
a"or L. a t'r as v fko nvau n tiktlt
oon as a luxury becomes Weeomndadel
ssity the pcin~t Of view.S irsbcue hi au
'or three years ago you'hresngusab ti.
ha.ve listened to more I a h .S ult
SOpinions about tires plc hc e otepr
ou could shake a stickc fcino h tagtsd
ileages, construction, atmbl ie h nuai
and whatnoc. tuktr-w ftegets
ifferent now. Tire users adtost ievleta
~rking towards a unani- hv vrbe ae
express it one way--ods n ags ubrcn
tan down the street eni h ord eaei
r. But sifted down it psto otl o oehn
tstoths.yaout tire vaoles oe tie
ofh nywa ostl noe da and stick to .
to beheuvThere's nor gues aoult it.y
NobbyIt was theU. S. ualid y
W atts i tnt ie aueta