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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1896. AN OLD PLOT. Bat In This Case a New Heroine Wag Worked In. Young story-writers are apt to begin a literary career by telling, in some form or other, the story which follows. But it must have taken areal genius to make a cow the heroine. This particular story is attributed by the Philadelphia Times, in which we find it, to a Texas locomo tive engineer. The engineer was running his train at full speed, when, he says, his atten tion was attracted by a cow which seemed to be coming straightdown the track to meet the train. He put his hand on the valve and puffed out three sharp whistles. Still the cow came on, bellowing at every step, and acting altogether in an unusual manner. As much from curi osity as anything else, the engineer slowed up and sent the fireman ahead to see what was the matter with the cow. No sooner did the cow see that the speed of the train was slackening, and that the fireman was going to investi gate, than she turned and ran straight back down the track, stopping now and then, looking over her shoulder and switching her tail as much as to say: "Come on!" The man followed, and by and by saw the cow stop short at a high trestle. Going up, he discovered another cow which had got herself fastened in the trestlework squarely across the rail. As soon as the animal was released, the two cows lost no time in scampering away. CARPETS WERE UNKNOWN. How the Fourteenth Century Mansions Were Furnished. Carpets in the fourteenth century were unknown luxuries, says Good Words, but the fashion of strewing the apart ments with rushes was being gradually abandoned. Rushes were still used in the retainers' hall, but for the tetter looms sweetrscented herbs and fragrant twigs were usually employed. In the fourteenth century windows were apertures filled with glass so as to admit light, but to excludp wind. The walls also were frequently hung with cloth or tapestry to protect the inmates of the room from the many currents of air that penetrated the strong but bad ly built walls. We learn from various ancient documents that it was the duty of the serving men and pages to sweep out the principal apartments, but as the use of water is rarely mentioned, damp and fragrant leaves and twigs must have aided not only in collecting the dust, but also toward refreshing the at mosphere in such costantly closed rooms, fresh air being only admitted through the doors opening on to the battlements or balconies. From old inventories at Thurleigh and elsewhere we ascertain how scant ily furnished were these, ancient man sions, although they seem to have been abundantly supplied with flagons anil drinking cups in gold, silver and finely engraved pewter, besides an infinite number of black jacks or cups made of leather. THE FORMIDABLE UMBRELLA. A French Tragedian Finds It Mightier Than the Sword. The affection of the collector for the objects of his zeal has been amusingly illustrated by a story told of Melingue, a French tragedian who had a mania for gathering together great quantities of old vestments, arms and similar an tique apparatus. Among his treasures was a beautiful and keen-edged sword which had belonged to Philip II., son-ot Emperor Charles V. Having worn this sword in a piece in which he was performing, Melingue was making his way homeward in Paris one night. Thg weather was rainy, and he carried an umbrella. Under his cloak he bore the precious sword of Philip II. Coming around a corner, Melingue was suddenly menaced by two sneak thieves. He was an expert fencer, and knew that with the sword he could quickly beat the rascals off. But he said to himself: "What! Betray to these rascals that I have such a precious possession ? ,No! They might be too much for me, after all, and then they would get it. I will keep it out of sight." So saying, he placed his left hand on the hilt of the sword inside his cloak, and with the other hand let down his umbrella. With this as a weapon, he assaulted the footpads with such force and spirit that he put. them to flight. In this case the umbrella turned out to be mightier than the sword. THE TURKISH KAIK. It More Closely Resembles the Uondela Than Any Other Craft. Crawford, the author, to whose skill ful pen Constantinople is indebted for one of the most charming volumes ever issued in its praise, has a word to say about the Turkish boatmen and their vehicle, the kaik. "Constantinople owes much," writes he, "to the matchless beauty of the three waters which run together be neath its walls, and much of their repu tation again has become world-wide by the kaik. It is disputed and dis putable whether the Turks copied the Venetian gondola or whether the Vene tians imitated the Turkish kaik, but the resemblance between them is so strong as to make it certain that they have a common origin. Take from the dongola the 'felse', or hood, and the n n r Ti5V YOU nothing BUT THE GENUINE rostrated stem, and the remainder practically the kaik. It is of all craft of its size the swiftest, the most easy to handle and the most comfortable, and the Turks generally are admitted to be the best oarsmen in Europe. Indeed, they have need to be, for both the Bosphorous and the Golden Horn are crowded with craft of every kind, and made dangerous by the swiftest of currents. The distances, too, aire very great, and such as no or dinary oarsman would undertake for pleasure or for the sake of exercise. It is no joke to pull 15 or 16 miles against a stream which in some places runs four or five knots an hour." FUNCTION OF THE SPLEEN. It Is a Kind of Safety Valve to the Blood Circulation. The spleen, of old, writes Dr. Andrew Wilson in the Illustrated London News, formed an organ which puzzled the classic physiologists. It did not seem to manufacture any secretion, like the liver or sweet-bread; and they knew, as we do to-day, that removal of the organ is not necessarily attended by much disturbance of the vital func tions a fact due to the duties of the missing spleen being laid on the shoul ers of other organs, most probably the lymphatic glands. The spleen is un doubtedly a blood gla.nd. It is the seat of manufacture of the corpuscles of the blood, red and white, and it no doubt also disposes of the old rolling stock of the blood, dissolving and disintegrat ing the wornout corpuscles. Addition al evidence regarding the spleen has been supplied by Prof. Schafer, F. R. S., and Mr. B. Moore. They have proved that the spleen acts as a kind of safety valve to they blood circulation, and it responds at once to all variations in the blood pressure, whether these vari ations are from heart or lungs. It is an organ which shows rythmical con tractions, and would appear to be a kind of delicate governor, analagous in its nature to the self-acting mechan ism of that name in the steam engine. MEXICAN MUMMIES. The Grewsome. Spectacle In the Catacomb at Guanajuato. In different places, including Guana juato, Mexico has a display of compara tively modern mummies and of cata combs. The practice prevails, as in Barcelona and some other European communities, of renting tomb space for the use of a corpse. In Mexico, if at the expiration of the original term there is no renewal of the lease, the corpse is evicted and dumped into an extensive underground chamber. If in the dry air the evicted mummifies he stands against the wall ; if he tumbles to pieces the bones join the vast miscellaneous heap. The Guanajuato catacsmb is ghastly enough to satisfy ths most ex acting connoisseur of the grewsome. Pure Foot! and .Drink. Suppose we gave you a package of Schilling's Best tea, and said, "You needn't pay for this unless you like it." , You'd say, "Thank you," and try it. Your grocer will give you a package of Schillings Best; you give him fifty cents. You try it, and don't like it, and tell him so. He gives you fifty cents back; we give him fifty cents. Schillings Best is going to win on its merits. Schillings Best coffee, soda, baking powder, spices, and flavoring extracts are also good in their way and money backed. A Schilling & Company San Francisco "4 . S m Tffi -h, J " K7T Hill '"7fe. m 111, r vi i i mnnn i You will find one coupon Inside each two ounce bag find two coupons Inside each four ounce bagofBlackwell's Durham. Buy a bag of this celebrated tobacco and read the coupon which gives a list of valuable presents and how to get them- Louis Napoleon's Prediction. A correspondent of the New York Sun calls attention to the fact that in his "Recollections of a Minister to France" Mr. Washburne says: "I was somewhat surprised to hear him (Na poleon III.) remark that he thought (Spain could not hold Cuba, and that the result would be that she would sacrifice all her soldiers and spend all her money and then lose the island in the end." The Water lily. Several specimens of water lilies have the very curious peculiarity of bloom ing all day and at evening closing their blossoms, and, by retracting the stem, drawing the flour entirely under water. There is no more singular fact in the history of flowers than this oddi ty of the water lily. REFUBLICAN LEAGUE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. Officers C. M. Frazler, . president; Pierce Evans, vice-president; Wade H. Hulings, second vice-president; T. A. Jobs, secretary; T. Wtine, treasurer. Board of directors-ierce Evans, chairman; Thos. D. Molloy, secretary; J. M. Ford, treasurer; A. J. Sampson, J. B. Early, J. A. Kilroy, Jerry Millay, I. N. Bell, Robert Hudson, C. W. Crouse, C. M. Sturge3, D. M. Purman, Wm. Freeze, Lincoln Fowler, Chas. W. Pugh, N. A.jMorford, T. J. Wolfley, F. A. Hartwell, M. H. Calderwood. L. J. Wood, C. M. Frazler. Political meetings Thomas Fitch, M. H. McCord, Jos. H. Kibbey. Correspondence T. J. Wolfley, J. B. Early, J. A. Kilroy. Primaries Pierce Evans, D. M. Purman, C. M. Frazler, T. J. Wolfley, W. H. Stillwell, Lincoln Fowler, I. N. Bell. Reception Jerry Millay, W. A. Han cock, C. W. Johnstone, C. W. Crouse, R. A. Lewis, J. D. Monihon, H. Good' man. . Printing N. A. Morford, C. W. Pugh, C. M. Sturges. Naturalization C. W. Crouse, J. L. Gant, Wm. Webster, Robert Black, Geo. A. IMintz. Order of business F. A. Hartwell, J. M. Damron, H. Goodman, C. H. Knapp. A. E. Hinton. Celebration and transportation Dr. Scott Helm, C Eschman, C. J. Dyer, W. S. Pickrell, G. H. Honshell. Ira P. Smith. Executive Jos. H. Kibbey, G. H. Honshell, Frank B. Moss, H. E. Kemp, M. E. Collins, A. J. Sampson. Organization Wobster Street, L. H. Goodrich, J. B. Early, H. B. St. Claire, Jerry Millay. Registration L. J. Wood, F. A. Hartwell, A. J. Porterie, Robert Hud son, Wm. Wldmer, T. A. Jobs, Wm. Buck, F. Prothero. Finance J. M. Ford, Wm. Christy, Geo. Hoadley, T. W. Hine, Lincoln Fowler. Programme C. M. Frazier, C. W. Pugh, J. A. Kilroy, C. W. Crouse, L. B. Hayes. Enrollment of membership M. H. Calderwood, T. H. Molloy, L. J. Wood, W. H. Ward, M. A. Helssman. Political education A. J. Sampson, Thos. Armstrong, Jr., H. C. Magne, W. H. Hulings. Walter Bennett. THE ELECTORAL VOTE. The following is fit? electoral vote of the states as based upon the apportion ment act of Feb. 7, 1891: Alabama lljNebraska 8 Arkansas SNevada 3 California 9iNew Hampshire...! Colorado 4'New Jersey ....10 Connecticut ...t6lNew York 36 Delaware 3 North Carolina...ll Florida 4 North Dakota ..3 Georgia 13 Ohio 23 Idaho 3 Oregon 4 Illinois 24 Pennsylvania ..82 Indiana 15 Rhode Island.... 4 Iowa j.. 13, South Carolina.. 9 Kansas lOiSouth Dakota ..4 Kentucky 13'Tennessee ....12 Louisiana 8iTexas 15 Maine 6 Utah 6 Maryland Si'Vermont 4 Massachusetts ..15: Virginia ......12 Michigan. 14j Washington ....4 Minnesota 9; West Virginia ..6 Mississippi 9 j Wisconsin .... 12 Missouri 17Wyoming ' 3 Montana 3 Total 444; necessary for choice 223. ABSORBED BY THE CITY OF PHOENIX! Such is the Condition of the Churchill Addition. But, notwithstanding they are now in th i city itself, there are" a few lots for sale yet at prices corresponding with the "Sound Money Doctrine" of President Cleveland and his cuckoos, which means that kind of a dollar which will buy two dollars w crth of property. These lots are near the new elec tric car line which is now in operation. The lots are in the city and their occupants do not need to ride into town, but the presence of electric street cars is popular and adds market value to the property. Inside of five years this will be business property. Buy a lot now for a residence and when business crowds you out the rents will sup port you in a house outside in some addition where you can keep a horse and drive into town and collect your rents. Terms, i cash i in one year, i in two years at 10 per cent interest. CLAEK CHUECHIIL 37-39 South Center St., Phcenix, Ariz.