THE MICHIGAN DAILY
INSTRUCTOR HAS VXLIUABLE
COLLECTION OF OLD 'CELLOS.
is what is supposed to be a genuine
"Stradivarius" with a commercial
'1. C. Wier, of Rhetoric Department, is
Connoisseur of Ancient
"'Cellos get sleepy and out of train-
ing just as people do," declares Mr.
M. C. Wier. "They, must be used con-
tinually to be at their best." Although
Mr. Wier is a member of the rhetoric
faculty, his knowledge of the 'cello
and its history has brought him into
touch with many of the greatest 'cel-
lists of the day.
Ileshas now a collection of five
'cellos. One of them, his "favorite,"
is one of the oldest in existence. It
dates from 1585 and was made by
Desalo in Brescia, Italy. The instru-
ment, crude as it appears, is worth
about $2,500 and has an unlimited
sentimental value. In the collection'
value of $3,000.
Both of these instruments possess
a rare wealth of tone, and, although
they bear the marks of a period of
crude industrial art, they are posi-
tively unduplicated today. Their
sounding boardsare pitched in dif-
ferent keys, a secret now lost to the
world. One is a tenor and the other
a contralto. Modern instruments are
absolutely incomparable with them,
but "not because of their age," de-
clares Mr. Wier. "The rare old in-
struments were rare in the beginning."
Mr. Wier's "favorite" was originally
obtained from a boy who was "play-
ing wagon" with it in the street. The
price paid was $1.50. It cost Mr.
Wier $500, and then its sounding board
was badly smashed. It was skilfully
repaired and is now .one of the world's*
Monday Evening, December 2
IN ;to NEW PLAY BY IDA JOHNSON YOUNG
THE ISLE O'D EAMS
WAGNER & CO.
Sign of the Big White Shoe
Direction of HENRY MILLER
MRr. Olcott sings four new songs
When You See
Them Your Eyes
offer one big lot of suitings that always sell for
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made strictly to measure in any style you wish
3 South State Street
& FORSYTHE, Proprietors
1 Ty our work. One pair trousers
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You cant do better in overcoats
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Overcoats $16.50 and up. Saits $18
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The Lutz Clothing Store
217 South Main Street
This store is the home of
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}'ranch Classes Rearranged
n beginning French have
anged. Pupils who were
her slow progress were re-
n one division, and those
making more rapid ad-
were placed in the other.
icedure, the pupils in each
more nearly equal in their
Kentuckians Hare Banquet at Union,
A few of the men from the blue
grass state who did not go home to
enjoy the comforts of Thanksgiving
gathered at the Union last night and
partook of a turkey dinner. A part
of the eveniig was }pent in the en-
joyment of the speeches given by
some of the Kentuckians.
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