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"NO TV ILA K ME DO WN TO SLEEP."
.ISSWf E ""'" ,hlt J""' 1 ™ * M left for work | aD uukuown mau who came to Near the camp-fire's flickering light In my blanket-bed IK. Gazing through the n/iades of night, At the twinkling "tars on high. O'er me spirit* in the air Silent vigils seem to keep, As I breathe m.v childhood prn.ver— "Now I lay me down to sleep." Sadly sings the whip-poor-will In the bough of yonder tree; Laughingly the dancing rill Swells the midnight melody. Foemen may be lurking near In the canyon dark and deep; Low I breathe in Jesus' ear, "I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep." 'Mid the stars one face I see, One the Saviour called away, Mother who in infancy Taught my baby lips to pray. Her sweet spirit hovers near In this lonoly mountain brake, Take me to her, Saviour dear, "If 1 should die before 1 wake." Fainter grows the flickering light, As each ember slowly dies; Painfully the birds of night Fill the uir with sud'ning cries; Over me they seem to cry, "You may nevermore awake," Low I lisp, "If I should die, I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take." "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray 'lhee, Lord, my soul to keep; If I should die before I wake, I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take." BULL LION. A QUEER COMBAT IN CENTRAL AMERICA. Mr. W. 0. Wolcott, an American now ' doing business in Venezuela, saw the | whole thing from beginning to end. It occurred in a small town in the moun tains of Costa Rica, or somewhere about J there—but I have forgotten so much of the story except the main facts that I would not venture to put a name to tin- ! I place further than to say that it might j < have been San Jose. It is entirely safe to call it San Jose, for there is an almost j uninterrupted string of San Joses in the j American Republics down to the Straits of Magellan. There had been a bull fight at 2 o'clock | in the afternoon between three native mountain steers and a band of bull fighters from the City of Mexico. When business was dull in the City of Mexico these bull fighters mude a long tour of the outlying country, sometimes going as fur south as South America. Despite the guudy promises of the morn ing the bull fight was rather of a disap pointment than a success. There were too many bull fighters and too few steers, with the inevitable result that the ani mals had not the shadow of a chance for themselves. They were killed like so many tame bullocks in a slaughterhouse, and, as the bull fighters seemed to be un willing to take any risk whatever, the crowd became furious. Money was not plentiful, and so, when the bull fight was no better than the stabbing of so many domestic cows, the provocation to anger was great. The spectators wore not backward about expressing their opin ions on the conduct of the affair. A clamor went up for the return of the money taken in at the gate, but when that was refused a cry arose to lock the bull fighters into the ring and turn in upon them a whole herd of wild bulls. This was not practicable, mainly for the rea son that the bull fighters had made their escape as soon as the hist tame combat was over. A proposition to tcar down the bull ring and set the whole thing on fire, with an incidental knifing of the managers, induced the managers to call for a par- The crowd settled down into a state of sullen expectancy to await results. As an outcome of the parley the mana gers announced that if the spectators would wait patiently for half an hour the show would be closed with an exhibition of fighting that would of itself he worth more than the money paid at the gate. At the end of an hour the managers re turned, pleased, proud and confident. The chief manager raised his hand and called for silence. "Ladies and gentlemen," said he, in soft, flowing .Spanish, "I have the honor to inform you that with an ever present desire to well deserve your good opinion, we have prevailed upon a distinguished inhabitant of our beautiful and patriotic city to assist us in bringing to a satisfac tory termination this interesting occa sion." "Less talk and more show," shouted an angry visitor from Guatemala. "If my impatient friend will do me the honor to wait a moment," continued the 1 manager, us he stifled a hot desire to cut the throat of the gentleman from Guate rnalu, "I will explain that wo are now to be favored with one of the strangest and most novel combats that has ever taken place in the arena. Not even in ancient Rome, in the days of Nero—" A piece of hard earth as large as a man s hand rose out of the crowd near the gate and soared high in air. It broke within a yard of the manager's feet. Another followed a little closer. The time for words was over. "Behold," called out the manager, mov ing quickly to one side, "we bring on the great fight." A door leading into the animal incloß ure just outside the ring opened suddenly and a black bull from the mountains bolted headlong into the ring. Three vaqueros with lariats followed him. The crowd leaned forward in hushed suspense. What was coming? A door opened with a quick hang, and the man who opened it jumped to one side. Ah-h-h! The waiting crowd drew its breath in a long sigh. A mountain lion, muzzled and lea by three men with ropes, stopped slowly into the ring. Hisyellow skin shono like dull gold in a ray of sun shine that came in through an opened door, and his long tail twitched gently to and fro. lie seemed to he a young lion, although well grown and muscular. A citizen of the town had captured him on the border of Mexico a few months before, and had only half un hour since sold him for a good sum to the perplexed hut in genious manager of the bull fight. The lion took no heed of the crowd and the bull until the speetatorsjbcgnn to cheer and shout in an ecstacy of joy. Then he glanced from side to side with quick-seeing eyes. Apparently he did not altogether approve of what he heard and saw, for his tail took on an added motion with a spiteful little jerk at the end of each*, swing. The black Lull Been tod the lion anil backed oft* slowly, with his head lowered and his right foot scraping at the ground. Tim spectators, who had only a tew moments before been ready t< hamstring the munager, wore now willing to cry long life to him and prosperity on his endeavors. It is a queer world, even in Central America. The manager, now re-instated in the regard of the spectators, explained that owing to the ferocious nature of the mountain lion it would be necessary to take soine means to prevent him from leaping out of the ring into the crowd. If his friends, the spectators, lmd no better way to suggest he would order that the lion be tied to a stake in the centre of the bull ring. This propos ition hud the entire approval of the spec tators, and especially of those who Bat in the rows nearest the ring. The lion was tied with rope enough to allow him to jump hardly more than twice his own length. "Tie the hull, too!" called out a voice. "Fuir play for the lion!" und the cry was tuken up. The manager protested that he wonted the fight to he as good as possible, and he doubted the wisdom of tying the bull. " It is not fair," the crowd shouted. " The bull will kill the lion without a fight." " What would you have?" said the manager. "Shall I let loose the lion among you all? " " No, no. Tie the bull in front of the lion. Give thein an equitl chance." So the bull was tied to a stake with a short rope. Apparently the lion would huve a fair chance. At length the com batants were left fuce to face. The lion wus free of muzzle and the two cxtru ' ropes. ( The animals watched each other for a few moments, each one moving restlessly as though uncertain what to do. Neither seemed to be ufraid. The bull slowly pawed the ground and waved his long tail, at the same time shaking his head and expelling from his nostrils such quick blasts of air that the dust flew up iu his face. Tho lion now and then crouched nervously, with snarling jaw and jerking tail, hut he did not spring. The crowd held its breath again and again as the crisis seemed to be at hand. At length the lion crouched. His ' muscles moved under his soft skin like ! steel springs. The hull stiffened his thick neck and lowered still further his wicked heud. I Then there was a sudden flash of yel- 1 | low in the last rays of the setting sun. The lion had sprung at his foe. The bull's great head went up into the air so quickly that the hunau eye could not fol -1 low the motion, but the bull was too late, j The lion landed full upon tho bull's I broad back and dug in his cruel claws. The bull roared, llis roar was answered by a greater, louder roar from the I thousand human throats in the circle out side the ring. The human animal was in sympathy with his dumb fellow. The bull jumped about and tried vio lently to dislodge the lion, but the yellow beast stuck fast. In a moment the blood began to trickle down the bull's black sides. Probably surprised by the noise of the howling crowd, the lion made no further hostile demonstration. Even tho smell of blood did not rouse him from his wondering quiet. The rope which fas-! toned the bull to the stake was too short to allow him much freedom of movement, and so the lion remained calmly on his back. "Give the bull a chance," tho crowd began to yell. "Don't you seo that he can't move his head? Give tho bull more rope. The lion will kill him like a tamo cow." Sympathy for the bull was ris ing. "Knock the lion off!" howled tho crowd again. "Let the fight go on. It will be dark before it's over. Knock the > lion off or we will cut the ropes. Give the bull more rope." Tho bull's life i blood wus trickling down into the dust i in steadily increasing streams. The subdued manager yielded to the • will of the people. The lion was induced ' to get down from tho bull's buck, where upon lie was dragged ulong to his stukc. He was getting ugly, and tho men who had hold of his rope were careful to keep well out of his reach. Only the bull was left to fuce his rising wrath. The bull's rope was lengthened so that it was nearly the same length as the rope which held the lion, and when he felt his head once more free tho bluck fellow turned to lick his wounds. It was only for a moment, however, as he seems to know instinctively that the lion must he watched. The crowd began to yell again. "Go for him, lion! take him by the neck!" cheered groups of spectators hero and there. "Take him under the forelegs, bull!" shouted hundreds of voices; "toss him once for all! Ho deserves it. He kills all tho calves and frightens the cows. Kill the thief and get even." The lion began to growl and to walk back and forth quickly, us though seek ing for a cjianco to spring in and finish tho work already begun. His wonder and surprise hud passed away, and ho was ready for a moro serious attack. The hull was smarting with pain where the lion's claws had sunk into his flesh, and he shook his head viciously. These de monstrutions went on for u few moments j without result, and tho crowd yelled i louder und louder. In their excitement men leaped into the bull ring to get a better view. Then the attitude of the two raging animuls changed. The lion crouched for another spring, and in that same instant the bull lowered his head und stiffened his thick neck. Tho lion's quivering muscles contracted with nervous strain for the leap, but just on the exact instant the huge black beast rushed upon him with lowered head and shining horns and tossed him high in air. The horns hud caught the lion under tho forelegs as the yellow animal rose for his spring, und hud thrown him like a feather. As he went upward the lion turned over on his back, with his feet waving helplessly to and fro. He went tho length ot his rope, and then stopped short with a sudden crack that was heard distinctly by all the spectators. Then he came down in a limp und helpless mass, quivering in a death spasm. The battle was over. The lion's neck was broken.—[New York Re corder. Then the Numbers Go. It is not generally known that when a I person commits suicide in n hotel, the number of the room in which ho ends his . life is henceforth dead and another one i takes its place. Recently a middle-aged man stopped . up the cracks in room 76 at the Occidental i Hotel and turned on the gas. In the newspaper accounts of the affair, some stated that lie died in room 76 and | 1 others gave the credit to No. 74. The doorplutoof the first-named apart ment has already been removed and the i , room is being renovated. Recently the I occupant of 74 was told that he would I | probubly be given u new number before I long. • I "Everybody reads newspaper accounts I of hotel suicides," said the employee who , i imparted the news, "and I believe tho t j traveling public keep records of rooms in . | house s which huve been thrust into prom i inonee by suicides. When you move out, j 1 doubt greatly if we could let 74. Many 1 j people would come here and stoutly assert that it was the room where the trugeiy had taken place. "But we will satisfy everybody. Henceforth there is no 74 or 110 76. Other numbers will be substituted, und the superstitious can sleep in the room where a man Un>k his life without feeling squeamish." —[New York Commercial Advertiser. UNCLE SAM'S FISH DISPLAY. The World's Fair Will Have the Greatest Aquarium Ever Known. The fish exhibit at the World's Colum bian Exhibition is to be a wonderful one, I and not the least interesting portion of it, naturally, will be the Aquarial or Live Fish display. This will be contained in a circular building, 135 feet in diameter, standing near one extremity of the main fisheries building, and iu a great curved corridor connecting the two. In the centre of the circular building will be a rotunda sixty feet iu diameter, in the middle of which will be a basin or pool about twenty-six feet wide, from which will arise a towering mass of rocks covered with moss and lichens. From clefts and crevices iu the rocks crystal streums of water will gush and drop to the masses of reeds, rushes and ornamen tal semi-aquatic plants in the basin be low. In this pool gorgeous gold fishes, golden ides, golden tench and other fishes will disport. From the rotunda one side of the larger series of aquaria may bo viewed. These will bo ten in number, and will have a capacity of seven thou sand to twenty-seven thousund gallons of water. Fussing out of the rotunda by the en truuces a great corridor or gallery is reached where on one hand can be viewed the opposite side of the series of great tunks and 011 the other a line of tanks somewhat smaller, ranging from 750 to 1,500 gullons each in capacity. The corridor or gallery is about fifteen feet wide. The entire length of the glass fronts of the aquaria will be about 575 feet or over 8,000 square feet of surface. They will make a panorama never before seen in any exhibition, and will rival the great permanent aquariums of the world not only in size but in all other respects. The total water capacity of the aquaria, exclusive of reservoirs, will bo 18,7*25 cubic feet, or 140,000 gallons. This will weigh 1,192,4*25 pounds, or almost GOO tons. Of this amount about 40,000 gallons will be devoted to the marine ex hibit. In the centre salt water circula tion, including reservoirs, there will be about 80,000 gallons. The pumping and distributing plant for the marine aquaria will be constructed of vulcanite. The pumps will be in duplicate, and will each hovo a capacity ot 3,000 gallons per hour. The supply of sea water will be secured by evaporating the necessary quantity at the Woods Hall station of the United States Fish Commission to about one-fifth its bulk, thus reducing both quantity and weight for transporta tion about 80 per cent. The fresh water required to restore it to its proper density will be supplied from Luke Michigan. In transporting the marine fishes to Chicago from the coast there will also be an ad dition of probably 3,000 gallons of pure sea water to the supply on each trip. A Lobster's New Shell. At the most extensive aquarium in England, the Brighton Zoo, the female lobster recently cast her shell. Sho screwed herself up together on the toes and tail, and suddenly bent her body. Snap went the shell in its centre, and tho case of the back came away in one piece: Tho claws were her next care, and sho worked away at them for a long time. It was a proceeding of extreme delicacy, considering that all the flesh of the great claw had to be passed through the small base. During tho operation one claw off altogether, and this must have seemed to the lobster lady a serious misfortune, as it will not grow to its full size again until tho second year. The tail and legs gave very little trouble, and tho body, when thus undressed, proved to bo of a pale blue. Tho shell-casting over, the lobster sank on the sand, and this action seemed a signal for tho uttack of every creature in tho tunk. The defenceless victim bade fair to succumb to the fury of her enemies, when the malo lobster suddenly came to tho rescue. .Standing over his shell-less better half, he fought her assailants re lentlessly. Day and night did ho watch over her, until her shell was sufficiently hardened to protect her in fighting her own battles. When this happy moment arrived, ho deliberately picked up the old claw, broke it in his nippers, and utc the meat, lie then dug a hole in the sand, placed in it the broken bits of shell, buried them, and piled a number of small stones above the grave. We Get the Cheap Tea. I'll venture the statement that there is no fine tea in the United States. What goes to our country is the cheap stuff used here by the coolies and jail inmates. When an American housekeeper pays |1 per pound for her oolong or English breakfast, she is buying what is sold here for 25 cents. No really good tea is sold here for less than $1 per pound by the wholesalo. If laid down in the mar ket at home it could not be sold for less than |1.75. This $1 ten is the usual articlo for clerks, poor tradesmen and mechanics. i For the well-to-do, the official class and nobility, are finer pickings that run from II to SSO per pound. The only Europ eans who purchase these high-priced leaves are the Russians and a few con noisseurs in France, Germany, Austria, Spain and Turkey. The bold Briton permits patriotism und his purse to guide his palate, and uses the vicious vitriolic horrors of Ceylon and India. Good Uncle Sam patronizes a Cheap John who gives away to each purchaser a |2 cup and sauces with every 25 cent pound of tea. —[Chicago Herald. The Pug Saved the Child. The sagacity of a pug dog owned by Mrs. Porter in Johnstown saved the lite of a two-year-old child at Providence, It. I. Mrs. Porter was at work in her pantry and tin* child was playing on the floor in another room with the dog. Sud denly tho dog run into tho pantry and barked and jumped about excitedly and finally seized Mrs. Porter's dress and drew her toward the room where the child was. Mrs. Porter followed tho animal, which ran to tho baby, licked tho child's face, and put a paw to its mouth. Mrs. ' Porter saw that tho child was choking, and with a sharp blow between tho shoul ders forced tho obstruction from the child s throat. It was a six-pointed "jackstone," made of iron, such as cliil divn use in play. With tho exception of tho fright and tho loss of a little blood from his throat tho baby is all right.— [Boston Transcript. THE JOKER'S BUDGET. JESTS AND YARNS BY FUNNY MEN OF THE PRESS. Blamed the Types—Plenty of Time for Sleep—Pressed Into It—A Misunderstanding, Etc., Etc. BLAMED THE TYPES. I Lecturer (hopping mad) —Sir, I want you to apologize for your outrugeous 1 criticism. Editor—Outrageous? I thought your lecture was highly praised, Lecturer—Well, it was, except where you say I talked in a jackass strain for a ] few moments. < Editor—Jackass? Jackass? Why, my dear sir, I wrote "jocose."—[Truth. PLENTY OK TIME FOR SLEEP. "If your husband stays out so late every night, I should think he would suf fer from loss of sleep." "Oh, he has all day to sleep, he is serving 011 a jury."—[New York Press. PRESSED INTO IT. "I thought you said you never would accept Charlie," said Maude. "So I did—but he put his arm around me when ho proposed, and—well, I yielded to pressure," returned Ethel. A MISUNDERSTANDING. Pawnsonby—Hello, Bronson.old fellow! Where are you putting up now? Bronson—Same old place—Moses A. Isaac's—[Truth. AT THE BOARDING-IIOUSE TABLE. "Well, I'm rather stuck on you," re marked the fly to the boarding-house butter, as she slumped in. "Keep your grip on him, you're strong enough," said the sugarto the butter, and the latter replied: "Well, you have got sand." This made the cheese laugh so hard that it fell to the floor, and the sugar got his revengo by exclaiming: "How are the mitey fallen!"—[Minne apolis Journal. THE DIFFERENCE. Burnand—Say, Gilbert, what's the dif ference twixt the trials of life and a cot on the deck of an ocean steamer in a gale? Gilbert—Give it up. Burnand—First are hard to bear and the second is liurd to lion. A PARADOX. My lady has a dainty fan, Before her face she holds it— And when she folds the lovely toy, Much beauty is unfolded. THE OTHER EXPECTED. Jako (highly indignant)—l learn that two idiots are coming to see you now. Cora (Complacently)— Possibly, but ouly oue has got hero yet. COMPARISONS. "Mamma," said Phil, walking gravely out of the study evidently hearing a heavy mental load, "when you smile at me like that your expression is us sweet as—as saccharine." "Thank you, dear!" replied his mother, with double appreciation, "do you think you could move this secretary for mo to dust behind it?" "I can't do it," replied he, after an un successful attempt, "'tis us heavy as irri diuin." "Then hand mo the duster." "Oh, yes. Its as light as lithium. Now may I go and play ball with cousiu Will till dinner time?" "Not to-day. I may need you." "Just a few minutes?" "No." "Mother," said Phil, "your heart is as hard as rhodium." and he went back to the library to hunt somo moro respect inducing words.—[Pharmaceutical Era. A CASE FOR SYMPATHY. "The hardoncd-looking wretch in this cell, I presume," said the fair caller with a shudder, "is somo low thief." "No, miss,"answered theturukoy, "he's the desperate villian that killed his grandmother." "Why, he is the one I'm looking for! Poor, dear man!" exclaimed the impulsive young woman. "I've brought you some nice roast turkey and a basket of fruits." —[Chicago Tribune. LOOKINO AHEAD. Young Mau—How late do these street cars run? Conductor —They run all night. "I am glad to hear that." "Got a job as night watchman?" "No, but my girl's folks are going to move into this neighborhood."—[Good News. HIS PART. As they stood on the beach where the wuvelete play, She laid her head on his satin vest, And lifted her lips in a pouting way, And—llo did the rest. —[Capo Cod Item. THE ONLY RESOURCE. Bond—l don't see how Charley Ander son can afford a European ti i'p. Everett—lt's the only course open to him. His creditors cau't afford it.— [Now York Herald. THE SYMPATHETIC CROOK. Burglar—Your money or your life. Victim (from bed) —When I explain, sir, that my wife and three daughters have gone to a fashionrble hotel to spend a month Burglar—Enough; I'm pretty hard up myself, but here's a dollar for you. (Exits weeping.)—[ New York Herald. A MISLEADING AD. "Pll, can any one keep lighthouses?" "No, my son, lighthouse keepers are appointed by the Government." "Well, anyhow, it says here in the paper 'a gentleman and his wife want three unfurnished rooms for light house keeping.' " —[Washington Post. RATHER WEARISOME. Maid—You got home early, Mr. Binks. Shall I call Mrs. Binks? Mr. Binks (who loves a joke)— Don't tell her I am here. Just say a geiitlemun wishes to see her in the parlor. "I'm afraid you'd get tired." "Tired?" "Yessir. She'd spend 'bout two hours mnkin' herself look pretty."—[New York Weekly. "A RAILROAD DIRECTOR." "And so you're married, Bridget?" "Yes, mum." "What docs your husband do?" "An' shure mum, he is a railrowd doirector." "A railroad director! That's a very important place. Are you quite sure it; is that?" "An' faith an' doesn't he shtand all day ! at the railrowd directing people to the curs?"—[Boston Courier. i A SATISFACTORY INVESTIGATION. First Statesman—"How is the officia investigation into those boodle charges coming on?" Second Statesman—"Splendidly .splen didly. We've succeeded in not tiuding out a thing." NOT so BLOW. New Yorker —Been over to Philadel phia, eh? Philadelphia is u slow old town. Chicago Man (indignantly)— Not much it ain't. It's got a city Treasurer that stole 'bout a million.—[New York Weekly. DOTII STAGGERED. "The consumption of intoxicating liquor in this country staggers me," ex claimed a temperance orator from the platform. "Me, too, gurgled a man at the rear of the hall trying to hold himself up by the plastering."—[Detroit Free Press. WOMAN'S INAUMANITY TO WOMAN. Clara—l shouldn't think you'd hang that ball dress of yours against the wall. Maude—Why not? Clara —Because its there enough when you have it on. NOTICED IT QUIVER. Visitor—The wind seems to shake that scarecrow over there a little. I've noticed it quiver two or three times. Mr. Suburb—That isn't a scarecrow. That's the hired man working for forty dollars a month and board. —[Good News, NO CRUELTY IN SPEED. Lady (at horse-race) —Don't you think it is cruel to race horses that wuy this hot weather. Horseman—Bace 'em how, mum? "Making them go so fast." ! "Why, mum, the faster they go the quicker they get through." LOADED. llicks—Bumbly has moved out of town, hasn't he? Wicks—No; what made you think so? Hicks—Why, the boys were saying that ho went home loaded every night. So I supposed he must have moved out [of town. These suburbans, you know, all make express wagons of themselves. Wicks—Yes, but Bumbly only makes a distillery of himself.—[Boston Tran script. THE COMING GOULD. Office Boy—Beg pardon, sir, but I was awful sorry to see the way Mrs. Jinks went for you this mornin'. It was ham mer an' tongues, wasn't it? Mr. Jinks (head of the firm) —Great snakes I Is it all over town? Office Boy—Oh, 110, sir. No one knows it but me. Mr. Jinks—Here's n dollar to go to the baseball game. Take a day off and en joy yourself, but not a word about me and Mrs. J., you know. Office Boy—All right, sir. You kin trust me. Under Clerk (a few moments after) — Say, Smikesy, how did you know there was a row in the old man's family this morning? Office Boy —By the wav ho was rippin' ; an' rarin' 'round at us.—[Good News. MORE LIKE IT. Old Soaker —I've got a terrible crick ' in my neck. Barkeeper (watching the four fingers disappear)—l 'lowed it wus a river. SPECIAL NEED OF PHOSPHOROUS. "What! None of the roast, Bessie?" "No, papa," replied the little Boston two-year-old, thoughtfully. "A little more fish instead, please. lam reading Sir Edwin Arnold to-day."—[Chicago Tribune. A PROOF OF LOVE. "She was so devotedly attached to her first husband that she would not permit any one to prepare his meals. She uhvays did that herself. He died of dyspepsia." "Indeed?" "Yes; but it is believed that she loves the second husband better than her first." "Why is it so believed?" "She doesn't do any cooking at all now." A CURE FOR VANITY. Jinkcrs—That man is the most insuffer able lump of conceit that ever trod the earth. I wish he could be elected Presi dent of the United States. Winkers—You do? Why? J inkers—The newspapers would make him sick of himself. Salt Islands. Avery's celebrated salt island in Louisiana has a rival. Carmen island lies in the Gulf of California, some five miles from the peninsula. It is only nineteen miles long by six broad, hut it is one of the most vuluuble small islands in the world, as it contains immense de posits of pure, white, natural salt. It is owned by James Viosca, a Spanish- American, who went to lower California thirty years ago. He resides at La Paz, hut spends much of his time 011 the island superintending the salt mines. The salt deposits cover a surface of 1000 acres. About one-third of this acreage is a mass of pure, clean, white suit; the remainder is covered simply with a layer of soil, brought there by rains from the adjacont mountains, and also in places with a thin coating of coral, all of which, when removed, show the pure, white salt beneath. The salt deposits in this basin have proved by actual investigation to be fourteen feet in thickness, but it is hard to work at any depth below the surface as the briny water seeping through, creates a new layer of salt of from five to eight inches in thickness in fifteen days. The most remarkable thing about this deposit is the fact that although the salt has been taken from this basin for ages, the sur face of the lake lias never been lowered, but always retains the same level. The Word "Prairie." A prairie is an extensive tract of land destitute of trees, of a rolling conforma tion and covered with tall, coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. The absence of timber is attributed by some to its having been destroyed in a former era by fire or by the aboriginal inhabitants. The term "prairie" is applicable west of the Al leghany Mountains. Local circumstances in various sections attach a descriptive prefix to the name, i. c., Salt Prairies, Texas and New .Mexico, and Soda Prairies, Now Mexico and Arizona. A prairie differs from a savanna only iu being under a zone where the seasons are not marked as wet and dry, but where the herbage corresponds to a var iable moisture. The. word prairie came into use in the Mississippi Valley through the French missionaries and the employ ees of the Hudson's Bay Company. The States bordering 011 the river are desig nated as the Prairie States.—[Boston . Cultivator. YOU ARE INVITED To call and inspect our im mense stock of DRY GOODS, Groceries, Provisions, FURNITURE, Etc. Our store is full of the new est assortment. The prices are the lowest. All are invited to see our goods and all will be pleased. J. P. McDonald, 8. W. Comer Centre and South Sta., Freelaud. 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HOWELL & Co., Publishers and Generul Adver tising Agents, 10 Spruce Street, New York City. I*? C. D. ROHRBACH, Dealer in Hardware, Paints, Varnish, Oil, Wall Paper, Mining Tools and mining Sup plies of all kinds, Lamps, Globes, Tinware, Etc. Having purchased the stock of Wm. J. Eckert and added a considerable amount to the present stock I am prepared to sell at prices that defy compe tition. Don't forget to try my special brand of MINING OIL. Centre Street, Freeland Pa. E. M. GERITZ, 23 years in Germany and America, opposite the Central Hotel, Centre Street, Freelaeu. The Cheapest Repairing Store in town. Watches. Clocks and Jewelry. New Watches, Clocks and Jewelry on hand for the Holi. days; the lowest cash price in town. Jewelry repaired in short notice. All Watch Re pairing guaranteed for one year. Eight Day Clocks from $3.00 to $12.00; New Watches from $4.00 up. E. M. GERITZ, Opposite Central Hotel, Centre St., Freeland. GO TO Fisher Bros. Livery Stable FOK FIRST-CLASS TURNOUTS At Short Notice, for Weddings, Parties and Funerals. Front Street, two squares below Freelund Opera House. ~ JOB PRINTING OZIOUTSD AT THIS OMA AT Lowest Living Prices. EMU EOES The undersigned has been appoint ed agent for the sale of G. B. Markle & Co.'s Highland Goal. The quality of the Highland Coal needs no recommendation, being hand picked, thoroughly screened and free from slate, mukes it desirable for Domestic purposes. All orderß left at the TRIBUNE office will receive prompt attention. Price $3.75 per two-horse wagon load. T. A. BUCKLEY, Agent. PETER TIMONY, BOTTLER, And Dealer in all kinds of Liquors, Beer and Porter, Temperance Drinks, Etc., Etc. Geo.Ringler&Co.'s Celebrated LAGER BEER put in Patent Sealed Bottles here on the premises. Goods de livered in any quantity, and to any part of the country. FREELAND BOTTLING WORKS, Cor. Centre and Carbon Ste., Freeland. (Near Lehigh Valley Depot.) H. M. BRISLIN, UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER. Also dealer in FUBNITURE of every description. Centre Street, above Luzorne, Freeland. 7 [SPAVIN'CUREM The Noit Sneeetifnl Remedy ever disco* ered, an it is certain In its effects and does not blister. Bead proof below. KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE. Omen OF CHARLRFL A. SNYDRR, ) BRKBDKU or T CUCVXLAJCD BAY AND T&OTTIXO BRED Houses. ) TJ T R- „ ELMWOOD, 111, NOT. 30, 1888. DN. B. J. KENDALL CO. . Dear Sirs; I have always purchased your Ken dall's Spavin Cure by the half dozen bottles, I would like prices in larger quuntlty. I think it is one or the best liniment* on earth. I have used It en my stables for three years. Yours truly, CHAA. A. SHTDEB. KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE. _ „ . _ BROOKLYN, N. Y., No-ember S. 1888. DR. B. J. KENDALL CO. . Dear Sin: I desire to give you testimonial of my good opinion of your Kendall's Spavin Cure. I have used It for Lamencsa, StlfT Joints and Spavins, and 1 have found it a sure cure, I cordi ally recommend it to all horsemen. Yours truly, A. H. GILBKRT. Manager Troy Laundry Stables. KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE. „ „ SMT, WINTOK COOIITT. OHIO, Dec. 18,1888. DR. B. J. KENDALL CO. Gents: I feel it my duty to say what I have done with your Kendall's Spavlu Cure. I have cured twenty-five horses that had (Spavins, ten of King llonr, nine afflicted with Big Head and seven of Hig J aw. Since I have had one of your books and followed the directions. I have never lost a case of any kind. 0 Yours truly, ANDREW TURNER. Horse Doctor. KENDALL'S SPAVIN CURE. Price $1 per bottle, or six bottles for |5. All Drug gists have it or can get it for you, or It will be sent to any address on receipt of price by the proprie tors. DR. B. J. KENDALL Co., Knosburgh Falls, VL SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. A. RUDEWICK, GENERAL STORE. SOUTH HEBERTON, PA. Clothing, Groceries, Etc., Etc. Agent for the sale of PASSAGE TICKETS From all the principal points in Europe to all points in the United States. Agent for the transmission of MONEY To all parts of Europe. Checks, Drafts, and Letters of Exchange on Foreign Banks cashed at reasonable rat vs. S. RUDEWICK, Wholesale Dealer In Imported Brandy, Wine And All Kinds Of LIQUORS. * THE BEST Beer, Sorter, -A-le -A-nd. IBro-txm Stovat. Foreign and Domestic. Cigars Kept on Hand. S. RUDEWICK, SOUTH HEBERTON. A pamphlet of information and the laws, Showing How to Marks, Copyrights, sot: jrtt.Am&b