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Why Dows a Cat Always Light on Its Pest. no Matter How You Drop It PROBLEM SOLVED BY PHOTOGRAPHY. Tom Is a Natural Aroebat and Umns His Own Body as a Fulorum.Solesntlsts Pulled. Why does a cat always fall on Its feet? This is a question which has re cently absorbed the earnest attention of the Prench Academy of iclences. The problem Isa learly a dimcult one, for that learned body of savants has so far failed to offer a final snlutlom. The subject was started in the first Instance by M. Marey. a distinguished professor, who has made special analy tical studies of animal movements by means of a photographic apparatus whlich bears his name. He had already obtained some very Interesting anal yses of the action of horses, dogs and sheep while In motion, when suddenly it occurred to him to place on record after the same fashion the evolutions of a ftaling oat. A pure white Tom was procured, and allowed to fall from a height of about three feet in front of the photographic apparatus. In a few hundredths of a sacond the Instrument had recorded the fourteen distinct positions. At first the animal appears paws upward and then by a series of convulsive move mnents it gradually rights itself and eventually touches the ground in an up right position with all four feet simul taneously. The whole process of turn ing about is saccoutlished, so M. Marey thinks, before the animal has fallen a yard. When M. Marcy laid the results of his investigations before the academy of sciences a lively discussion resulted. The dimculty was to explain how the cat could turn itself round without a fulcrum to assist It in the operation. One member declared that M. Marey had presented them with a scientifio paradox in direct contradiction with the most elementary mechanical prin ciples. Without a fulcrum, without something to lean against, he declared. the cat could certainly not of Itself have done what it was represented as doing. As it was quite clear from the photographs that, as a matter of fact, the cat had righted itself while fall lIg, It was suggested that it had done a. in consequence of a rotary force Im parted to it by the hand of the experl menter. This was the view taken by MM. Loewy, Maurice Levy, Milne Ed wards. Bertrand and Berthelot. If. Marcy, who ponted out that there was nothing in the photographs to support such a theory, was unable to agree with his illustrious colleagues, but in order to settle the question he promised to make a fresh experiment by suspending a cat from a string which was to be cut at a given moment. The result of this second experiment with the theory based upon it will be given to the world in a memoir which is just about to be published. M.Marey's view of the matter is that there is no contradiction between the observed facts and natural law, but merely an erroneous interpretation of the latter. lie admits that the cat could not turn _* * ARTHUR P. CI.RTIN'S. 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Bedroom, Parlor, Office and Dining Room Furniture, Very respectfully, ARTHUR P. CURTIN. Steinway Pianos, Sohmer Pianos, Briggs Planos, Weg. Couches, Divans, Turkish Chairs, Rockers, Book Cases, man Pianos, Mason & Hamlin Organs, Newman Bros.' Parlor Desks, Reed and Rattan Goods, Easels, Pedestals, Pic- Organs, Clough & Warren Organs, Music Boxes, Piano tures, Frames, Mouldings, Window Shades, Draperies, Cor- Lamps, Violins, Guitars, Music Cabinets, Banjos, Mandolins, nice Poles, etc. Comforts, Blankets, Mattresses and Bedding. Piano and Organ Stools, Piano Covers and Scarfs. NO. 4 NORTH JACKSON. NO. 6 NORTH JAOKSON. 7RTHUR P. CURTIN'S -..--=,,Bed Rock Second ]EIand Furniture House-. Furniture, Carpets, Stoves and Bedding of All Kinds. The goods-in this departmeut were formerly sold on the installment plan and returned, and are, in the main, good as new. NO. 12 NORTH JACKSON STREET. Itaelf without a fulcrum to as..4t It In doint io, but he oontemds that this ful crum Is In part provided by a portion of the cat's own body. It .an be seen by the hotograihs that In the first four Ix)sdt)ons the animal arches the vor tebral column and brings its forepaws close to Its head In such a way that the moment of Inertia of the forepart of the bodi li Interior to that of the back part. The rotation then begins and Increases until a given positlon is reached, when the cat. In order to complete the move ment, reverses its procedure by stretch ing out its forepaws and drawing In the hind ones. As soon as Its hlndquar teda have revolved In their turn the animal extends all four paws, and on coming ilto contact with the ground arches ts back and lifts up its tall in unmistakable gratlncatlion at It" safe deacent. "uch Is the elucldltion which M. Ma rey gives of the phenomena to which he has drawn attention. The animal's Ilmb., he dercribes, act upon a fulcrum which its own body provides. The body, In short, I considlered as being com posed of two parts, of which one acts as the pivot of the other. It now re mains for the crientlflc world either to Indorse this explanation or provide one in its stead that shall be less open tu question. .. . . .-.,- .. . . New's Thi'a We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh (ure. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactlons, and financially able to carry out any obligations mad. by that firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, O. Walding, Klnnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally., acting directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Price, 7o per bottle. Bold by all druggists. TesUtl monlals free. The Englishman Will Inspect. Nrw York. I'tc. f.-Slr ('harles Rivers Wilson, representative of thie lritish holders of Central Pacifl se.uritis, has had interviews with C'. P. Huntington and (ten. Thomas H. Hubhard. Sir Charles asn assured that every faillity the, Cen tral Pacific managenment could afford to give in pursuit of his investigations would be extended. Wilson intends to Inspect the Central Pacific property and visit the Pacific slope, but he has not yet fixed the date of his departure from New York. - e-- ... Deektea% Aratea slve. The best salve In the world for Cute. Brulses, Bores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fe. ver Bores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chill blains, Corns and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures pliles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satlsfac. tion or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by the Parches. D'Acheul Drug company. Postal Rates. ;Washlngton, Dec. s.-Proviilon for unl form rates of postage for u'nited Slates mntall, sent to every portion of the globe, with few exceptions. Is made in an order lasued by Postmaster General Bissell. The rates are five cents each half ounce of mail, except for C'anada and Mexico, whose domestic rates, two cents an ounce, are applicable, or to the postal agency at Shanghai. A Delightful Trip. Via Salt Lake and Denver to Chicago and the east. A dip in the great Salt Lake or a few days' visit at Manltou Springs, situated at the foot of Pike's Peak, cannot be equaled on this conti sent. Pullman dining car route. For rates, etc.. call at the Union Pacific ofice, No. 31 North Main street. Hielena. H. O. Wilson, Passenger Agent TIRED, WEAK, IERVOUS, Could lot Sleep. r" Prof. L. D. Edwards, of Preston, Idaho, says: "I was all run down, weak, nervous and irritable through overwork. 1 suffered from brain fa tigue, mental depression, etc. I be came so weak and nervous that I could not sleep I would arise tired, discouraged and blue. I began taking ) Dr. Miles' Nervine i and now everything Is changed. I sleep soundly, I feel bright, active and ambitious. I can do more in one day now than I used to do in a week. For this great good 1 give Dr. Miles' Bestoratlve Nervine the sole credit. It Cures." Dr. MilY ' Nervine Is sold on a seitive urantoe thatt bottle et will bleneflt. -ldruggistesell ltatll,6 bottlel for I6. or S will be sent, prenpa. o rece t of prie J thei Dr. Mila Uln , inmuet, oad. Sold by all druggists. SKYOURHORSESHOER FOR THE HOE FOR INTER USL_ It AISOLUTELY prevents IPl • and lntinles perfect sifoty and ooo orne ad driver. BShd with the Nrenllvip }oer bornia feet are rways in good ooditfoa--kepCs bt not having to ooaustantly ioy tahe slfvso or rsaupeling. The CALLS are RE.O.VAZLE. Stee-Centerd and SILFP-SKAPUIMG Wham worn out new Calks nan be easily lina sorted without remorving shoes, savaing a Immens amount of teus usually lost at the blackunith shon. On toeept of postal will mal free our do. sriptive ofrcularoontalningprioesotalked >aoue, ready to be aled on, fro tr Brle thir winter at very low pries . Niools & Dean, Bt. Paul, Minn., and Minneapolls Iron Store Co., Minneapola, Minn., General Agents for the North west SENSATIONS LADIES' READY EVERY ARE MADE SUITS. ON CLIMAXED TI HALF PRICE--A BIG CUT IN ..-s PAGE All ths wak we will offer our e- TEACHES tire stock of l.adle' Tailor Made D)reses, House LDressesseand Walkn Sutet (in Cloak Deparrtmeat) bisok This Week's SALE ..-- - ...,,,.,. The Power of Price pllim figure, sad every Buit wllw be aold st a surprieing priee. Prlo that are given as a token of our rn gard, se it were, a great Thank- - - - Igrivlng Sale, and so matter how high ing this weeok' s a"I o new York fly Goods Store thq00 o LADIES' SUITS. MONTINAC JACKETS. LADIES' READY MADE SUITS, We show many styles of Ladies' Mon navy or black, elegant and stylishly made, tinac Cloaks. Our price to-day double-breasted, with large buttons and re- . U 6 0 veres. Worth $9.50 to $Io.oo. This week This garment knows no equal in this market. The styles are peerlessly perfect. We show all sizes in double and single LADIES' READY MADE SUITS, breasted Chinchilla Cloaks. Our price navy, black or fancy rich moire, silk lined to-day reveres, charming basque of latest design. $13.50 $15 00 TO $20 00 Worth $13.50o to $rz5.oo. This week . U.UU I LU.UU These garments are charming, fitting, $ 10 .50l. close to waist, either Umbrella back or Prince Albert. LADIES' READY MADE SUITS, We show a magnificent Gray Oxford gray, navy, black; many of these are fur Cheviot, 42-inch double breasted. Our trimmed or have the Prince Albert coat, price to-day 40 inches long, double breasted, tight fit- $ 2 0 $ 2 c ting and largest sleeves. Worth $17.5o $19.oo and $2o.oo. This week We are correctly informed that all fine garments come from our store. This line e_ o as among the most popular. LADIES' READY MADE SUITS, We show zoo different styles, corn plete sizes of Eastern Beaver Covert Cloth navy, gray or black, tight fitting Prince and Basket Cloth Coats. Our prices to-day Albert basque, 4g-inch, high full Alix sleeve, charmingly stylish. Worth $z$.oo. "b 0 l o. This week We can look in the eyes and solemnly 10 00 0 assert that the same prices for same goods are not beaten in the United States. FRENCH, SCANDINAVIAN AND GERMAN SPOKEN. New York Dry Goods Store. 48, 50 and 52 South Main St., Helena, Montana.