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CATS AS MESSENGER3 In 1877 a Belgian society was formed for the improvement, min:tal' and moral, of the domestic cat, says the "Glasgow Herald." One I of the society's early efforts was to train the cat to rival the carrier pigeon. A cat's sense of locality is extraordinary.: The most astute and accomplished of human scien tists would have his idea of locality totally confused hbv b"ing tied .up in a mealbag, carried 15 or 20 miles from home, and let out in a strange neigleibourhood in .the night. Exper ment pro'vcd that this was mere child's play to the cat, not the sup erior .cat, either. but the everyday average cat. The invairable result was that .the deported 'animal re appeared at his own hearthstone next morning licking .his whisk.rs as if nothing had happened. This skill in travelling through unknown regions without chart or compass suggested the possibility of using cats as special messengers. In April, 37 cats residing in the city of"Liei e were taken in bags 20.miles into the country. They were lib crated at 2 o'clock in .the afternoon. At 12 minutes to 7 o'clock the same afternoon one of them reached home: Within 24. hours the remain !.?. h-ad been accounted .for. A .pro ponal was then madn' .to establish. a regular system of cat communi cation between Liege and the sur rounding villages, but the project came to nothing.

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