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About foiir ycars ago a stranger arrived in Sacramento, hired the store underneath the Clunie and íitted it up as a cigar and tobáceo establishment He not only paid for the work, but also ad vaneed his rent, and when he suddenly and niysterious]y disappeared the fact occasioned considerable g-ossip and the belief that he had been foully dealt with. Mrs. Green, who kept a dress-making shop in the same building, declared that about midnight on the night of the man's disappearanee she heard a struggle on the porch in the rear of her apartments. She also heard a sound as of a blow and then a thuinping noise, as if a body was benig dragged down the stairway and into the cellar. The story spread, and the oföcers searched the cellar for the Ijodv, but in vain. The affair had been neaxlyforgotten, an incident recalled the matter. O. F. Washburn of the American cash store, was liis premises at Eighth and K streets reinodeled, so that he could utilize the cellar, and one morning" about 7 o'clock John Cassidy, a young" man in Washburn's employ, was sent Loto the basement to tear down the partition. A moment later he rushed up the stairway, white as a sheet and screaming with terror. VVhen able to speak he declared that while he was groping1 his way in the dim light afforded through the sidewalk gratings there sprang up before him the ghastly form of a man. The apparition remained for a second, so Cassidy declares, and then disappeared. A curious cireTimstance is that Cassidy was not aware of the dis.appearance above alluded to, as he is a recent arrival f rom the East and had not, he asserts, been informed of the mystery. His description of the ghost tallies with the missing man's appearance.


Ann Arbor Argus
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