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Those that owe me livery bills, raoneyfloaned, notes, die, will please sKethe same at once. All bills that have run over three months I will take 50 cents on the dollar. If yon can not pay that, call and get a re eeipt. Respectfully Yours,' S. A. Wheeler. R. E. Hitchcock & Co 7 o M Camai. St. Wanaauar. KMrovAOYtnuaa FINE - PAPER - BOXES. Dbaum xm Pans ah Twnra. JOB ZPHJaSTTIISJ-G. ' -t-THE-:- Amerlcan Steam Laundry The only place in the city where the Winnipeg Collar is done np properly. ' Fancy Shirts finished np in the beat tyU. . ' ANDREW HUNTER Prop. ad Cuffs and Cap Collar So, S. KAST MAD BTRUT. Tlphon No. Ml J - . LONE HOLLOW; Or, The Peril of the Penroys. A Thrlllloff and Romantic Stcr Soon nftor Lura Joyce was acin the upper hull v.i'.U nervous steps mui a thoughtful expression of countenance. "Why ;locsn't Dr. Colton com" mur mured tho girl, impudently. "The time is ripo for the work, and ha assured nio that ho would be here before this. I dure not trust myself away from here now. The Captain is becomiug desperate. He &pes toseoGraeodie, aud then Austin Went word would suffer either imprisonment or doutli for tho crime of murder that 1 actually believe Starbright himsolf, or an accomplice, committed." Uneasy tvus tho heart of Lurn. Tho day waned and nig'.it foil with "no doctor. In tho afternoon Captain Starbright left the vicinity of Lone Hollow on foot. He, too, was gloomy and dissatisfied. The im mense fortune lay almost within his grasp, yet not near enough to seize "Lura Joyce has thus far proved my evil genius," muttered tho Captain. "I would certainly have long since been in undisputed possession of tho Vandible fortuno but for her. Fool that I was to ever pa? court to such a strong-minded woman. Btio follow! mo like a cat, watches and suspects some thing wrong always. I behove she knows that Grace was dying from a subtle poison, aud has determined to thwart, perhaps to crush me. But I am too clever to permit a girl ty corner mo. I will crush her and that young hunter, Kingul. Ho, too, seems to be in the leuguo against me. Confound Gripes 1 Ho ought to have put that will through the court before this." The Captain followed tho path that led to the Cabcra cabin. When ho reached the place he tried the door. It opened to his touch and he entered. Ho found the place deserted. The Caberas had (roue, ho knew not whither, and he hoped that he might not see them again. If one of them lived, how ever, ho knew that he might expect a visit at tho end of six months. Tho house was gloomy, and the sound of his feet sent a cold chill over him. Ho passed out and walked to tho edge of the gulch, a little way off. Tho depths were shadowed und gloomy. Autumna! frosts had changed the leaves to brown and yellow in places, and tho air that sighed through the trees was chill and uncomfort able. There seemed premonition of an early winter in its breath. Whilo ho stood there with the grim shad ows of tho short afternoon lengthening iutc tho gloom of night. Captain Starbright thought of the past, of the year gone in which his brain bad schemed and plotted for self-aggrandizement. "It is more than two years now since 1 struck the first blow for tho Vandiblo mill ion amid tho hills of California," ho mut tered, inandibly, while his thoughts ran on. 'Then came tho sudden death of th other, and my coming to Lone Hollow t win tha friendship of an easily-duped old man. I pretended to bo the friend of his idolized though erratic brother, and brought him a memento from the fur-off land ot gold. I told how I hod ministered to the dying, and completely won old Morgan Van dible's heart. Karl, his youngest brother. he idolized. He would have made him his I heir had he lived. This the old millionaire ' told mo in confidence. It scorns that the blow thatsont Karl over the precipice in I the gold range did not kilL "My tr, ichery might have been discov ered, for Karl Vamliblo lived, but ho came ' back from that fall a crazed beincr. I sun. : I posed I had notliiujr to fear, and yet he 1 recognized 1110 thut night in front of Lone. Hollow, v- -,i ho fired with murderous in i tentiou. It is well that I made sure work of the old man at last. The pool will never yield up its secret to mortal man." Tlio mentiou of tho pool seemed to affect tho Captain Mroagly. I Ho straightened suddenly aud betrau ' walking away from the edge of tho gulch. Soon his form was lost to view 111 the gath ering gloom. Ho gained a position near the bank of the cedar-fringed pool. now cold and forbidding looked tho black wwr. lucre w;-.s not a ripple ou its sur- fuco, and tho silenco that rested over ev ery thing was oppressive. " An uncanny place," muttered tho Cap- i.aiu. ..tuti-ii tiuv u louiu, iiiueeu. no so- j crot can eomo forih lrom thy depths, old ' pool. ILnv much safer than the Califor- ' nia gulch. You reveal no secrets, that milch did." Then he walked completely around taa ' pool, scanning the water from every point. It was a solemn place, and the time one to bring gloomy thoughts to tho brain of the lone man who stood thoughtfully regarding the calm water. Swiftly the minutes passed. Night's curtain dropped from the skies and wrapped its folds softly over bush, and tree, and water. Not a sound but the faint murmur of the evening breeze through gold-brown tree tops. And Captain Starbright allowed his thoughts full sway. He had once been the nrido of a kind mother's heart his father he nover knew, ! ana no recauea me time now when his hands were free from stain, his soul untar nished by blood guiltiness. "I have gone too far to retrace my steps now," he cried aloud, as though holding argument wun nis inner sell. Too far."' nun was man An echo 01 nis own thoughts! His words had been lightly ut tered. Ho trembled and gazed about him In the shadows. The words were tot re. peatcd, but bis eyes became riveted on one spot on the further shore of the pool. Slow ly a human figure rose and stood facing him. A glimmer of starlight touched the face. It was ghastly white. There was a rope about the neck, clinging stone, drip ping wet I Starbright gazed in silent hor ror at his murdered victim. It was the face of tbe dead man of the pool I The blood re ceded from his heart, a doadly faintnesa seized him, and, tossing up his arms, Clinton Starbright fell fainting to the ground. CHAPTER XXXL CAUOBT III TBI ACT. "Found at last I" Impenetrable gloom surrounded tho per son who uttered these words, save for the mall circle of light made by a strong smslllng tallow dip, that sputtered and threatened to go out at any moment. Weird shadows danced along the rafters and played hide and seek among queer little nooks. A young man knelt on the rough boards of the garret at Lone Hollow, with an old, battered, hair-covered trunk open before him. That which brought from bis lips the words opening this chapter he hold up to tbe light in hit hand a folded legal document, yellow with age, tied with red tape. The young man who held up the folded paper read on one side these words: " Last will and testament ot Morgan Van dible." "Found at last!" again ejaculated the young man. "My search has not been in vain. X have looked everywhere, and waa on the point of giving up, when, lot It pops up like a thing of life from the bottom of this old chest. Tour course it well nigh run, Clinton' Starbright, falsely dubbed Captain, and" A sound below out short the young man's speech. He concealed tbe preoious paper, extinguished tho light, and hurriedly mad mi exit 1 rom ine Close air 01 the garret. 1 I '.I - ... I When he gained the hall below, which ws dimly lighted by brack, t-lamps, the nun's face stood revealed, and wo recog nize him as tho genial hunter, Louis Fin gal. He passed to the end of the hail, lifted is window and peered out into tho night, listening intently. " I hear 110 sound of wheels," bo mut tered. "1 hopo Dr. Coiton and his patient ; will not disappoint 1110 to-night. To watch that villain, and guard a pr.-cious life, without making a balk, is tiresomo and dangerous. It must be time, too, for that infumous Captain to come nosing about. I heard him tell Lucy that she need not look for him in several days, but I judge that to be a blind. Possibly, however, ho may have taken tho alarm. Ho was out until lute last night, and seemed pale and agi tated when he returned." Tho reader can readily guess why the Captain was agitated on the previous night. The apparition at the pool had completely unnerved him for a timo. On the morning following he had driven away toward Stonefleld, assuring both Lura and Lucy mat no intended to Do absent several days. Fingal had been whero ho ovorueard this, but ho hud not believed it. After listening a miuuto Fingal closed tho window and turned his steps toward urace s room, no found tha door closed, aud at ouco applied his hand to tho knob. It refused to yield. Dropping to tho floor Fingal attempted to peer into tho room through the keyhole. No light glimmered thero, aud then the young nunior seemea to realize lor tho first time that something was wrong inside the sick siiamoer. lie thrust a small reed thath picked from tho floor into the keyhole. He then nun'o a discovery. " Tho hole bud l -en stoutly plugged 1 Something surely was wrong. He graspcC 'ho Ut eh mid sh.'iok t'no door. K !. wer from witnin ' shot to, tho Imarrt f Fingal. He ....it name of Lucy and o' CJriiiv?, hut ive.-ived answer. A terrible fear op pressed the young h'u.iter's heart as he turned from ho door and hurried to the stairs. Ho sp- x down . three steps at a time, and came ..mg in the arms of tho colored maid) -Lucy, you here!" demanded Fingal oarsely. '-Who is with Grace" "Miss Lura, L'spect."' "I do not believe it." "liut 1 left her dar " "Something is wrong," interrupted Fin fal, seizing and shaking tho maid furiously ' You haven't been faithful, girl. Tho dooi to Grace's room is locked. Have you the keyl" "Deed, marse, I hasn't." Fingal stood irresolute for ono moment, then sprang to tho outer door, opened it and passed out into tho night. Ho hast ened to tho sido of tho building, to a spot whero a light glimmered from an upper window, the window of Grace Penroy's room. For an instant the voung man stnoi irresolute; then, seeming to remembei something, he sped to tho rear of tho olo house aud in less than a minute returned bearing in his hands a ladder. It was but short work to place this up against the sido of the house. It just reached tho window-sill. A moment later tho young huiiter was mounting swiftly upward. Ho soon gained the top aud although the curtains were drawn ho found a crevice through whict he could peer into tho room. What he saw caused him to start and nearly fall from tho ladder. His hands ! clinched tho stone sill until tho blood seemed ready to burst from beneath tho nails. In tho center of the room stood Captain Starbright, with a look on his face that was actually terrifying. It was only with the utmost effort that Fingal held liimsel from falling. Tho Captain's hat lay 011 tho floor. His coat was off, his arms baro to the elbows and ho was evidently meditating some terrible deed. Fingal saw him move toward the bed, gazo for ono moment at tho placid fuce of the apparently sleeping girl, then bend forward with the look of a fiend, and twinohis fingers about tho throat of hi? unsuspecting victim. " Great heaven 1 ho would strangle hert' j gasped Fingal, hoarsely, almost losing hi I hold in the intensity ot his horror. With a '. mighty effort he steadied himself, seizec" i the sash, lifted it swiftly and plunged head I long into the room. j Tho noise and the unexnected nnnpnrnnna I of tho hunter startled th. - M0a- sin from his work, and ho ut ouco turneo ' ! 1 his attention to the new-comer. He glarec" ' ; 1 an instant iu evident alarm, then, with an ' j .imprecation, sprang at theyouth as ho cam to nis leet. ; "Murderer I" cried Fingal. I "Hal the iuferual hunter sneak. I'll throttle you for this!" and Captain Star bright, evidently completely mastered bj i rage and fear, sprang with tho fury of t madman at tho throat of his unwelcome ' visitor. j Together tho two wont to tho floor in a struggle for tho mastery. At the same time a wild scream filled tho room. Grace wakened by tho combat, was terribly frightened, and it was her voice that filled tho old house with its piercing notes of alarm. ! Fingal struggled desperately, but seemed to bo no match for tho infuriated Captain. "I'll throttle you!" hissed Starbright "You have meddled with me and mv affiir. for the last time." At this moment tho long black hair on Fingal's head camo into the clutches of Starbright-, another moment and his locks were free from tho head of his antagonist. With a great cry Captain Starbright came to his feet, quickly followed by tho hunter. A hand tried the door, and a voice without demanded admittance. Unheeding this tho Captain stood staring at Fingal. His astoundment seemed too full for words. And no wondor. Before him stood, in the person of Fino-ni another person entirely. There was no mis taking that face, the pug nose, with mus tache brushed aside, that dancing, red foretop. Tura Joyce, as I live!" exclaimed the astounded Captain. The girl regarded him with folded arms, breathing short, her eyes flashing, nor white tooth gleaming. She felt herself mistress of the situation. Her hand shot lorward suddenly, a bright object gleam ing at tho end. " Your race is run, Captain Starbright," she uttered lowly yet fiercely. "Stand aside, I wish to open tho door." He teemed to have no desire to thwart her wishes while a cocked revolver was pointed toward bis breast, and so he obeyed without a word. He glanced at the bed to note the fact that Grace had fainted. With some difficulty Lura turned the key and admitted Dr. Arthur Colton. "Alone!" uttered Lura. "Wait." This was all. The doctor glanced at Cap. tain Starbright, then at tho girl. He teemed astonished to find her in male attire, and Lura fancied she saw a look of semi disgust on bis grave face. "I can explain, Arthur" "It docsft matter," he uttered, shortly. "My business is with Clinton Starbright. I suppose you recognize me. Captain?" Starbright had recovered his composure. SNOW-The Florist. Ely Best of goods. 87 BANK STREET. Store of Cannon & Webster. ind stood with folded arms regarding the uoctor rrora under frowning trows. "I suppose I do. You are tho r ntleman ,vho pretends to a kuowledge of medicine Dr. Colton." "Tho same--" "But let mo tell you," grated the Captain, with nngry vehemence, "I have permitted your interference here to tho cost of a life. Look yonder at your work. You shall suffer for this this murder." Ho pointed to tho bed. Quickly Dr. Colton stepped to the sido of Grace and bent over tho wasted form. A moment thus, then he faced the inmates of the room once more. "She has fainted. It is better so for the present. Should she die you will have another murder to answer for. I know that you have been systematic ally poisoning this-girl " That j false 1" "Doa"t interrupt me," said tho doctor, with strango calmness, no traco of emotion on his gravo face. "I made a discovery not long since that startled and shocked me be yond measure. You had tho reputation of being a generous gentleman, with few bad habits, and nil your acquaintances looked upon you as an honorable man." "Really," sneered tho Captain, "you do me proud, Dr. Colton." "You may fool less so before I am through with a little history I propose to relate." "I pray you, don't put yourself out on my account, doctor." "No, but on several accounts I will pro ceed. Soma years ago you fell in with Mr. Fenroy, Grace's father, and became very intimate with him. Ho trusted you fully, and to his cost. Tho timo came when that man was brought home dead, with his skull crushed, said to have been caused by the kick of a horse. I believe, however, that it was done by a club, and that it was a part of a plot formulated in California to gain possession of a million dollars. " "Indeed!" sneered the Captain. "I nm getting ahead of my storv, hov ever," proceeded the doctor, as Captain Starbright coolly assumed a choir. Tho doctor and Lura remained standing, how ever. CHAPTER XXX1L RETRIBUTION. "Don't put yourself out, doctor," said the Captain, with an assumption of coolness ho did not feel. "I care nothing for this yarn of yours, and can not wait to hear it." Ho cr.mo to his feet. "Sit down," ordered Lura, emphasizing the order by covering him with her cocked revolver. Ho sank back into his chair with a muttered imprecation against tho "tiger cat." "It was in California about two vears ago that my first scene opens," proceeded tho doctor. "Two men among tho gold I hills of that Stato became bosom friends Lawrenco Brandon nnd Karl Vandiblo. They first met in San Francisco and went So tho mountains together Karl Vandible j was an eccentric man past tho meridian of j life, one who had seen better days, ho as serted, nnd Brandon believed him. I11 timo Vandiblo made a confidant of his young friend, Brandon, nnd told him a Strang itory of tho past. "Karl had been tho black sheep in the family of four boys. Two were dead, and Karl, tho youngest, had drifted to Cali fornia in search of adventure even at the ago of fifty-six. Ho assured Brandon Ihat it was not really necessary for him tc fight hand to hand with tho world, since ao had a brother who was a millionaire in Dne of the Slates beyond tho Mississippi 'That brother, said Karl, 'always sympa thized with mo, and defended nio against the assaults of others. I was proud, how ever, and wouldn't accept his bounty. haven't seen Morgan for ten years, but I iinow ho must bo a very old man now.' " Then Karl Vandiblo took from hir poclict a letter which had lately como from !iis aged brother beyond tho mountains. I will read a part of it." The non.-'-'-vir. expression ou tho Cap tain's fn 1 to nervous agitation s Dr. C forth a wrinkled en relope, kUu.. ,.ad frayed at tho edges from apparent rough usage. " This is nothing to mo," growled the Cap iniu, again attempting to rise. "Sitdown !"' Again Starbright looked into tho muzzle of Lura' s revolver nnd subsided without more words. Opening tho letter. Dr. Colton proceeded: vifmc iiu.iiL-, iv;u 1. x am lnicnuing i , , , . . , pass tho remainder of my days at Lone ' plaCe Trhe5e h? M be a PossiWe if " Hollow, tho old stone house where you one a ProbaDle victim to the easiost and staid for a day and liked the hunting so well. most transparent frauds of circum You shaJXmo day own the placo and every stances or of charlatans. He will come thing that I have. In fact, I have made a ' will 111 your favor, leaving everything t you with the ono condition that you allow my granddaughter, Graco Penroy, an an nuity of twenty thousand a year after she comes of ago. I mako tho stipulation be cause I love the girl, nnd sho has been most dutiful nnd kind to mo. You aro twents years my junior, and will havo amplo time to enjoy my wealth after I am gone Come, Carl, I nm becoming feeble; fooling mj years and infirmities moro and moro every day, and I wish to enjoy your company a little whilo before I pass to the other shore If jou receive this I nra suro you will not refuse to grant tho prayer of your last of kin. "That is tho substanco of tho letter read to Lawrence Brandon by Karl Vandible," said Dr. Colton, "and it was that letter that influenced JJrandon to commit an awfu. crime." "What is this to me!'1 demanded Captain Starbright, curtly. "I can not remain " "But you must remain," declared Lura, with seeming malicious satisfaction. Ani ue aid. "Tho reading of that letter set rvil thoughts at work in tho brain of Lawrence isranaon," proceeded the doctor. "He suddenly conceived tho idea of winning tho vandiblo minion for himself. Karl ex pressed a determination to return to tho btates, and lirandnn expressed a desire to accompany him Tho two sot out from the mining camp together; but one of them reached Sacramento Lawrenco Brandon. In the night timo he stole up behind his companion, dealt him a murderous blow from behind, and then, after making sure of his death, he hurled tho body into a gulch and. hastened on his way. I will bo brief for time is speeding. Brandon came to the States and finally ensconced himself at Lone Hollow. He told of his friendship for Karl, Morgan's brother, and of how he had been with him when he died in a lonely cavo on the gold range. Morgan was deep ly grieved. For Karl's sake ho befriended Brandon, who now boro the assumed name of Starbright" "This is false 1" "Sit down I" commanded Lura, as ta villain attempted to rise. "I won't speak again, either. A bullot will be tho next compliment you'll get I" Whito now, with cold sweat standing out In great drops, the pseudo Captain was obliged to listen to tho remainder of the narrative. "Lawrenco Brandon murdered his trust ing friend and came East for tho purpose of stealing a fortuno. Had bis murderous blow succeeded, all might even now be well with this villain. Karl Vandible was not killed, however. He lived and came East, but tho blow hod affected his brain and he was demented. West End Drag Store, 111 West Main St. Pure drags aud chemicals, dons carefully compounded. Prescrip- The Work cr Psyehleal Research and What It Is I.tkeljr to Accomplish. Itisatfirs-t glance remarkable that so skeptical an age as ours should be me time m which so thorough and ex tensive research is made into that misty regrion which of old was regarded as the supernatural, hnt which is now the custom to look upon as merely the nn- expioreo; and yet upon the second thought it is apparent that it fa pre- me BKepucai age that is most likely to study this phase of nature. In a more devout aire it would he thnnirhi. A1 A 1 O mas mere was something- half sacri legious in prying into the hidden mys- creation; wnue in a more su perstitious age a more or less conscious fear would do much to check investiga tion. It is in the calm and coolly in vestigating temper of the generation which is still in doubt that these things are sure to be most eairerlv studied. There is, of course, the widest differ ence 01 temper in the minds of those wno in one form or another have thrown themselves into psychical re search. It was said, with perhaps more epigrammatic neatness than accuracy, that the English Societv of PkttMiS,!,! Research was established to prove that all ghost stories were true, while the American was established to prove that all were false; yet with whatever extravagance of statement there was at least a grain of truth in the phrase. ue negative is never of a vitality equal to that of the positive, and in the end the American society went under, nnd its remnants have been annexed to me English body. That there are ear nest workers in both is doubtless true, nnd it is no doubt true also that fliore is much work of value done by the so ciety. Certainly many of the men con nected with, tho movement would com- manu respect for any enterprise in which they were engaged or to which mey lent their support. The thing which strikes an outsider. however, is the fact that it is the almost invariable result of the following sort of study that the student is drawn from the real to the unreal, from the tangi ble to the intangible, and alas, that it must be added! from the tenable to the untenable. The history of the vast ma jority of thinkers who have plunged in to this sort of study has been that they have ended by being the dupe of illu sions which they would have been the oiuac nt nuen mey were In a sane and normal condition, illusions of which the falsity has been demonstrate ed beyond peradventure. It has not in frequently happened that investigators for the power and clearness of whose mind at the outset, for whose fairness and integrity there could not be too much admiration, have in the end become the victims of the most vul gar trickery, tho dupes of charlatans who had not the merit of extraordinary cleverness to recommend them, or the champions of vagaries begot in their own brains like maggots in sunbaked cheese. The value of psychical research is too obvious to need remark, and it is in no spirit of cavil that this common danger of the study is touched upon. Why Is it that investigators so often lose their balance in this field it is not easy to say, but of the fact, at least, there seems to be no reasonable doubt Whether it be from the habit of mind induced by too much striving after the intangible, whether it be that the powers proper to the perception of this branch of investi gation be not well developed in the race as yet, whether it bo that contact with the class or phenomena dwelt upon in these suggestions subtily changes the fiber of the mind, it is impossible to say; it is only possible to predict with approxi mate assurance that the man who goes into this business with a very level head win in nine cases out ot ten come to the to the place where it is incvitabl t.hnt he should either be tricked or trick him- sen. 11 is possible that this is one of the phases through which this branch of I science must go, and from which it will triumphantly emerge later. It may be mm ii is merely tne natural result of l. ..3 : , . uticuiwrjr u-imencies, ana that in a generation or two the impulse, brought constantly in contact with the hard face of fact, will be worn away. In the meantime it is not unnatural that the 1. . . , , . ... ' iiuinuu uiinu, Deing called upon to be lieve scientifically so much that it has hitherto held to or rejected as belong- ,US l reaim 01 tne supernatural, should find it difficult to distinguish be tween the true and the false. This mnv come later when the atmosphere of in vestigation becomes cleared from the lingering mist of old superstitions. Meanwhile there is nothing to do but to push the investigations; although the outside world must look upon whoever goes deeply into this branch of study as a man who is likely to make a sacrifice of himself in the cause of science much in the same way as a man sacrifices him self who goes into a mine full of pois onous vapors for the sake of bringing back to light such gems as may chance to be mixed with the handfuls of peb bles which he gathers in the desperate haste that haply he may escape with his life. Boston Courier. Stylish Jackets. Sleeveless jackets with basques cut up in tabs are applied to smart dresses made high to the throat One in tan gerine yellow satin, brocaded, with black velvet over a loose fronted blouse of black lace, with long sleeves, is worn with a skirt of yellow crepe. Another coat, the basque of which reaches far below the hips, is called the Monte span. It has no waist seam; the bodice and the basque being cut in the same piece, and its elegance lies in the fit and its waistcoat resplendent with gold needlework on a white ground. Chicago Post. Miss Gushington "Is that Dr. Drake? What a splendid looking man! He's a perfect Achilles." Uncle George "Yes, and, like Achilles, he's all right except in his head." Boston Transcript Rowland Hill once finished a charity sermon by requesting all persons who were in debt not to place any thing in the plate. PENMANSHIP. Prof. Hoi ley Teaches every pupil to write a fine rapid bnsiness hand in a conrse tf II private lessons a- d NO FAILURES. .T.A11 kia 2s of pen werk executed in tha Various Kinds of tha TVlln. tnwi Origin of tbe Common Possr. AT .. - Kucuries, quite distinct, are held on'the subject of the origin of the domestic cat. Some think that puss, is tr, , . m lne European wildcat, waicn is gray, with black spots, and strongly resembles the common tabby of the household, though it is much larger and very fierce. For a long time mis ueuei was pretty generally accept ed, but it is not so anv lonnvr. The second theory is that the domes tic cat is descended from the wildcat of ivortn Africa, which also resembles the tabby, having a longer tail than the European wildcat. But the third belief, which is chiefly adhered to to-day, is mas pussy is derived from a mixed origin by crosses between wildcats of various sorts, whichhave produced dif ferent strains, as the Persian breed, the -uiuiese and others. It is well known that the Egyptians domesticated the cat, which, in fact, vney worshipped. Representations of tne animal appear numerously upon their monuments, though not upon those which date back much farther than two thousand years before Christ. This shows that the creature must have become known to them as a household pet for the first time at about that period. They were accustomed to pre serve their cats in the shape of mum mies, the feline corpses wrapped, like those Of human beinirs. in winrlinn-n n cloth. Only a short time aero discoverv woe made of a great cave in Egypt filled with thousands and thousands of mum mified cats, which were promptly dug out and exported to England, where they were sold at the rate of fifteen dollars a ton for manure. Some of them, however, were carefully unwranncd and for scientific purposes. It was found that they were very much like the pus sies of to-day, although to the eye of the anatomist they enhibited certain very perceptible differences, in the formation of their skulls, the breadth of their shoulder-blades and other points. In short, they approach in type more nearly to the wildcat. It is a fact that the domestic miss will cross with many varieties of wild cats, and thus may have been produced many of the varying species found in the world. In the Isle of Man there is a cat, native to no other spot on earth, which has no tail. In Maine there is a very peculiar variety, known up there as the "coon cat." of which ignorant people confidently assert that it is a cross between the domestic tabby and the raccoon. Such a cross, of course. would be as impossible as a cross be tween the cat and the dog. We get our worel "cat" from the Latin "cactus," applied by the Romans to the animal and meaning "sly." There is in India another snecies of the cat tribe which is commonly do mesticated. It is as big as a large dog and is called the "cheeta" or "hunting leopard." People in that country keeD cheetas as we do mastiffs, and ullow them the same freedom. The beast is of all known animals the swiftest in running, so that it is even able to overtake the antelope in flight. It is used for hunting purposes to a great extent. One peculiarity it has which distinguishes it as belonging to a separate branch of the cat family it is unable to draw in its claws at will. N. Y. Journal. ANECDOTES OF TALLEYRAND. How He Disposed of an Ofllce-Seeker and a Creditor. 'The art of putting the right men in tne right places," Talleyrand once said. is first in the science of government: but that of finding places for the dis contented is the most difficult." It would seem from this that the dis tinguished French statesman was as much a prey to office-seekers as are the public men of our own time. His man ner of disposing of them is amusingly illustrated m tne loiiowing anecdote: One day one of these troublesome persons presented himself to M. de Tal leyrand and reminded him that he had been promised a place. "Very well," said Talleyrand, "but teu something that suits and which can be given. You don't know of any thing? Well, find something. You must admit that I haven't the time to search for you." The applicant was thus disposed of lor the time being, but a day or two later he again presented himself, his lace radiant with hope, and said: "Sir, such and such a place is vacant. "Vacant," replied TaUevrand. "Well. what do you wish me to do? You ought to Know that when a place is vacant it has already been promised." Like many another famous man, both before his time and since, Talleyrand exhibited at least in early life a great reluctance to settling with his creditors. When he was appointed Bishop of Au- tun by Louis A VI., he considered a fine new- coacn necessary to the proper maintenance of the dignity of that office. Accordingly, a coach was or dered and delivered, but not paid for. Some time after, as the newly-appointed Bishop was about to enter his coach he noticed a strange man standing near who bowed continually until the coach was driven away. This occurred for several days, until at length Talley rand, addressing the stranger, said: "Well, my good man, who are you?" "I am your coachmaker, my lord," replied the stranger. "Ahl" said Talleyrand, "you are my coachmaker; and what do you want, my coachmaker?" "I want to be paid, my lord." "Ah! you are my coachmaker, and you want to be paid. You shall be paid, my coachmaker." "But when, my lor?" "Hum!" said Talleyrand, setting him self comfortable among the cushions of his new coaoh and eying his coach maker severely, "You are verv inquisi tive." Boston Transcript An unsuccessful lover was asked bv what means he lost his divinity. "Alas, I flattered her until she got too proud to speak to me. " Job Printing: Everything in the line of printing, from visitine card to a three sheet noster. printed with neatness and dispatch. 153 Seuth Main Street ' C. A M. T. 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