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Established 1888. PUBLISHED EVEBY MONDAY AND THURSDAY, BY Til. TRIBUNE PRINTING COMPANY. Limited Ofucjc: Main Street Auovk C'k.ntbe. FREELAND, PA. Si;its( ItU'TIO.N KATES: One Year §1.50 Six Mouths 75 Four Months 60 Two Months 25 The date which the subscription Is paid to i>t on tn> address label of each paper, the change of which to a subsequent (late be comes a receipt for remittance. Keep the figures in advance of the present date. Re port promptly to this office whenever paper is not received. Arrearages must be paid wln u subscription is discontinued- Make all momy ordrra, cheoks, etc,, pay able Io Ihf Tribune Prinlinj Company, Limited. Illiteracy in Great Britain has de creased from forty to seven pier cent during Victoria's reign. During the same period in Spain illiteracy has continued over CO per cent. Educa tion and national life, growth and success go hand in baud. An interesting departure in our ex port trade promises to be the sale of automobile vehicles. The announce ment is made that a company has been formed iu Paris expressly for the sale of these carriages of American manufacture, and that largo orders have been placed in several American oities. No matter how novel the arti cle may be, American skill and inge nuity are ready to supply it to any applicant aud to any market cheaper and better than it can be produced anywhere else in the world. Who shall say to what extent the exposures and the comments of the newspapers have prevented abuses and deterred wrougdoers? Call it newspaper scolding if you will, yet who can maintain that it does no good? Thousands of people would never follow the straight aud narrow path were it not for fear of the pub licity of the newspapers, says the Milwaukee Journal. Besides, the newspaper serves to hold up before the young aud those active iu life some sort of a standard of right do ing. The wonderful growth of the tele graph business oau best be shown by quoting some figures. Thirty years ago there were only 3000 telegraph offices and little more thau 75,000 miles of wire strung throughout the length and breadth of the land. At the present time there are about 26,- 000 offices and over 1,000,000 miles of wire. The annual number of mes sages bandied thirty years ago was 5,879,282; today it is 80,000,000. The avorage cost to the sender thirty years ago was $1 01.7; the average cost today is 30.9 cents. At the start the cost to the company was more thau twice what it is today to the sender. Well, well, what a demoralizing thing it is to have big medical author ities turn up now iu the British Medi cal Journal and prove that white bread is better for most of us than that made of unbolted flour ! Of course most of us have little to re pent of under the new gospel; we have gone on eating white bread, al though supposiug we ought to repent of that; but then this topsy-turvy business, with all the hygienic teach ings of the century, is so discourag ing to the spirit of reform. Who knows? Home oue may tell us yet that Welsh rarebits are particularly Calcu lated to preserve the digestive powers. One of the latest examples of the ability of the United States to suc cessfully display its practical inde pendence of the rest of the world is furnished by the course of prices in the iron and steel industry, says Bradstreet's. In most European coun tries the tendency of the iron and steel market has been upward for some years past, active demand fur nishing satisfactory reasons for this price development. In this country, however, the contrary has been the case, and the tendency has been toward the lowering of the price of both the crude and. manufactured product. At tention has been railed to this fenture c>y some foreign iron-trade papers, which contrast the upward movement in prices which has occurred abroad with the even more pronounced down ward movement occurring in iron and steel products in the United States. In the ease of Germany advances have been particularly marked in pig iron, but it is to be remarked also that the price of irou and steel in other countries, not excepting Groat Britain, have all been toward a higher plane. In this country the contrary has been the case, and on a total volume of bufiuess,unprecedented in size,values have shown little improvement over one or two years ago. ANOTHER. Ten thousand men obeyed his lightest world; He pressed i\ button at his desk and 10l Men who for years had 3truffgied on and on Awoke to And their dreams of riches gone. And bowing servants saw him come and 60. He spoke, and markets rose forthwith or fell; He governod all that mighty wealth will buy I Fame, honor, power, homage he possessed. And yesterday you would have called him blest— But millionaires and paupers have to diel The shouting in the market still goes on, j Though whispering servants tiptoe through his hull; How pooc was I beside liim yesterday- How rieh, to-day, beside bis pulseless clay- Make fast the lid and let the curtains fail. —S. E. Klser, in Cleveland Leader. si * The Autograph, the Trick That Did Not Fail | x&ieieieimytmzeKM OARCELY liaa the postman i_ S° llo 01 -t of the TrgTSf'ehouse, aft ol- hav jß,iug left the lj§J morning letters, wlien Jules Du i X I )r °. who was C..V.XO watching from his aixth-stovy window, descended hurriedly to the porter's office. "Any letters forme?" he asked. The porter put on his spectacles, gathered up the letters which had just come in, looked them over one by one, and replied, laconically: "None." "Thank you," said the youny man, and he slowly remounted the stairs, where his friend, Armand, was wait ing for him. Through economy, the two young men lived iu the same room. There were to be seen all their books and all their papers. There were more papers thau anything elso, because both of them ran manuscript mills. We re gret to say that, while the two youug men turned out a great deal of manu script, they succeeded in placing very little. Once in a while one of them would get an artiole inserted iu one of the papers, but they scarcely made enough to live on, even by making a partnership of their assets—and lia bilities. "Well?" said Armand, seeing his ooinpanion enter. "Nothing, as I told you. We shall have to wait until the end of the month. My uncle is a man who is a believer in fixed dates," "Will ill luck never cease? We have five days yet to wait. Still, I would not object to breakfasting to-day, in stead of Ave days from now." "We needn't breakfast." "I am as hungry as a wolf. You know we had rather a light supper yesterday." "Yes, it is true that a smoked her i ring for two is scarcely gluttony." j Armand, his hands in his pockets, walked up and down the room, re flectively. | "See here," said he, "don't you know anybody who could lend us a hundred francs?" "Yes, I know lots who could, but I know of no one who would." Armand suddenly cried out: "I have an idea!" "Is it a good one?" "Listen. Have yon not often spoke to me of an old collector of autographs who lives in this house?" "Yes. He lives on the first floor, a man by the name of Eridoux." "What sort of a man is he?" "Well, I don't know. I have scarcely seen him more than a couple of times." "Suppose we try and sell him some thing. " "That is a good idea. It is true we have plenty of autographs, but they are mostly our own. He wants his toric ones." "Are you sure that no celebrity ever wrote to us?" "I don't think so, but there is the correspondence cotler. Look through it." Armand seated himself at the table, emptied the box upon the table, and began to go through the letters. For at least half an hour he carefully turned over the sheets of paper. Suddenly he cried out: "Eureka! I have found it--a letter from the Empress Marie Louise." Feverishly he waved in the air a yellowish sheet of paper, almost cut in two by the folds. Jules looked at it. "Why, I recognize that," said he. "It's a note from Marie Lonise, who ÜBed to be a saleswoman at the lace counter in the Louvre. I got that letter, from her wheu I was serviug my volunteer term of a year, with the grade of corporal." "I tell you, old man, that it is from the Empress Marie Louise, and it is addressed to the great Napoleon." "And dated 1873?" "1813, my dear fellow. The seven looks exactly like a one. It is after the victorious battle of Lutzen, and this is what the Empress wrote; "My Little Corporal—You have won enough of laurels for the moment. Leave your army and oome to me at the Louvre, where I am yawning In the midst of billows of laoe. MABIK LOUISB." "And you think you can sell that to our neighbor Bridoux? Why, you are joking. It would bo a swindle." "You can aid me. Have you that false beard that you wore at the mas quorade last year?" "Yes, I think it is somewhere about." "Listen, then, and I will soon teach you your role." In a few words Armand instructed I his friend what he had to do, and then, putting the precious autograph in his pocketbook, said: "Do not forget. Knock in a quar ter of aa hour." Armaud repaired at once to the apartment of Bridoux. The auto graph colleotor lived alone. Ho was a man of about sixty years of age. Armand looked at him critically. "I wish to speak to Monsieur Bridoux." "That is my name, sir." "I wish to see you on a serious af fair." "Come in," said Bridoux. Armand entered, aud Bridoux of fered him a chair. "Sir," said Armand, "I have heard of you as being one of the most eru dite autograph collectors in Paris, and I wish to show you something very rare—an autograph of the Em press Mario Louise." So saying, Armand unbuttoned his coat, carefully took out his lank pock etbook, and from it took the letter, which he placed under the eyes of the autograph collector. Bridoux read it, mused aud said: "It is very short. You bbv that those characters are from the hands ol the Empress Marie Louise? Her autographs are very rare." "It is authentic. The Empress ad dressed it to the great Napoleon the day after the battle of Lutzen." "But the Emperor lived at the Tuileries then." "Certainly, sir, and that observa tion proves your intimate knowledge of the history of the time. But, if you will remember, duriug the ab sence of the Little Corporal, as be whirled from battlefield to battlefield, the Empress was in the habit of retir ing to the Louvre." Bridoux was evidently flattered at his historical knowledge beingprnised, i but, rubbing bis nose reflectively, ho I said: "How did the letter fall into your hands?" "Oh, in the most natural manner iu the world. I got the letter from my father, who got it from my grandfather. My grandfather—a soldier of the em pire, and a fanatic admirer of Napo leon—picked up this letter one day when it had fallen from the pocket of the great man, and preserved it as a precious relic. Sir, nothing hut the most urgent need would force me to sell it. But I must have 100 francs. It is for me a question of life and death. Nevertheless, I beg yon to believe I am patriotic, for if I come to you it ia because you are French and because, if you purchase it, this precious docu ment will remain in my own country. I could have had ten times the price I asked you. Just now an Englishman tried to buy it on any terms. He fol lowed me, even dogging my footsteps to the door of this house." But Bridoux evidently did not ap pear to be in a hurry to bind the bar gain. "I would willingly buy it, but Iwish to consult an expert first." "I [regret, sir," said Armand, "that I cannot wait." He turned cold inside as be said to himself: "This affair is going to fall through if Jules does not hurry up." At this moment the door bell rang, Bridoux weut to open it. Jules en tered. He was unrecognizable. His hat was on the baok of his head, hip coat was buttoned to the chin, and he had on a pair of long whiskers, not unlike those whioh adorn tourists who travel about with those queer "per sonally conducted" parties. At the sight of this curious person age the autograph collector stared in stupefaction. "Pardon me," said the false Eng lishman, "I wish to speuk to the gen tleman who just came into your house." Bridoux was about to reply, when Armand interrupted. "How," said he, "you here again, man?" "Yes. I will give you 200 francs for your letter." "But I told you I wonldnot sell it." "I will give you 500 trancs." "I tell you, sir, that 1 am already making a bargain with this gentle man." "I will give you 1000 francs." "I beg you, sir, to leave the room." "Very well," said the Englishman, "I will wait for you outside the door, hut I must have that autograph!" and he left. "You see," said Armandto Bridoux, "the price that Englishman attaches to this precious document. Don't force me to let it pass inte his hands when I ask you only 100 francs for it." The autograph collector wus at last convinced. Ho took tho 100 francs from his desk and gave them to Armand, who thanked him and with drew. Not long after that the two young men scored a success with a novel, and the first thing they did was to put a bank note of 100 francs into an en velope with this indorsement, "Resti tution and thauks," and addressed it to Bridoux. But Bridoux never knew what it meant. He simply placed the 100 francs in his treasury, and for him the note of the little saleswoman at the Louvre lace counter is still an authentic autograph of the Empress Marie Louise. I>eceptlT Photograph* of the Sultan. Photographs of the Sultan have been much in evidence in consequence of the Kaiser's visit to the Holy Land. But these portraits give a false im pression of the Sultan as he really looks to-day. Abdul Harnid has not had his photograph takeu for twenty - two years, aud the pictures which have appeared in the illustrated papers represent him as he was when he as cended the throne. The Saltan was born in 1842, and he is therefore fifty-six years old. He wears a long beard, which is now turning gray. When he was a prince he was without a beard, but as soon as he ascended the throne he abandoned the vse of i razors.—London Globe *****>( ****sieeieieieieK****!ioieK * I GOOD ROADS NOTES. I Highways in Porto Kico. Many of the soldiers who went to Porto Kico and Cuba in #he war with Spain were enthusiastic wheelmen. Two of them met at the heudquartera of the New York division of the L. A. W. and began to compare notes. I One of them was a member of Troop C, of Brooklyn, and he said: "I have heard the claim made that the natives down there did not know what good roads were, but my own experience showed me that such was not the case. The military road from Ponce to San Juan runs diagonally across the island from southwest to northeast. This road is probably ninety miles long, and it is a splendid piece of macadam. It is bordered on each side, for a part of the way, -with trees, and it fur nishes a tine road for cycling. The road is kept in repair on the European system, in sections. There is a wide gully or ditch on the side of the road which furnishes excellent drainage, and the culverts are also admirably arranged. About the heaviest grade is probably six per cent, in the mile. I toll you that many of us wished that wo had our wheels along when we were down there." Then the other wheelman, who had spent considera ble time in Cuba before and since the war, said: "There are some good roads in Cuba, aud under the new or der of things there will be more. The shell road on the west side of the island is fine, and it is about thirty miles long. The roads about Santiago don't amount to much at present. There is a line road near Cienfuegos, and I have traveled over it for about eighteen miles. In my trips through the islaud I have found good macadam roads in the mountains. In some places these roads appear to be cut out of the solid roc]:, and they are in as good condition to-day as Ihdy were I don't know how many years ago. I suppose that as soon as they become thoroughly Americauized down there we v/ill have to send missionaries and organize an L. A. W. alliance and a good roads association. They have some good roads now, but most of them seem to begin nowhere and end in about the same sort of district." Good Itnuda Concresg. The Fanners' National Congress, which has just closed its annual ses sion at Fort Worth, Texas, has adopted resolutions strongly indorsing the sys tem of State Aid to road building, and commending the efforts of the League of American Wheelmen for its general introduction. The resolutions in fullnre as follows: "Besolved, That the best interests of American agriculture demand the con struction of first-class roads connect ing farms with market towns; "That the cost of their eoustruction is too considerable to be borne by farm property alone; "That, as the entire population is in terested in and benefited, directly aud indirectly, by good roads, all property ought to contribute to the cost of their coustructiou, through the medium of a State tax; 4 'That wo indorse the system of State aid to roads, because it appears to solve the good roads problem in the farmer's interest?,; it largely do creases the cost of road construction to local communities, provides the means by which the large city tax payers and corporations owning valu able franchises from the Htate are made to share in the expense, and properly leaves it optional with farm ing districts to avail themselves of its provisions or not, as they may choose; "That we believe the State aid sys tem suitable to most States in the Union, and commend the efforts of the National Road Parliament, the League of American Wheelmen and the Government Office of Road In quiry to make this system Jof road construction generally known and un derstood, and to bring about its gen eral adoption." A Sample. "Wood is bringing fabulous prices in Vassar now-a-days ou acoouut of the condition of the roads," says tlie Vassar (MioU.) Pioneer. "Almost auy kind of fuel is eagerly sought after by a dozen or more purchasers almost be fore it gets into town. The high prices will not last longer, probably, than do the muddy roads, when hauling is an easier task." The Grand Rapids Herald adds that "substantially the same condition of affairs exists in every county in Michigan. The autumnal rains have done their work, and with roads hub-deep or bottomless, rural trallic is impeded or stopped entirely, and this will continua nutil a friendly freeze makes the roads hard again." I'uragraph* About tlie Crutailn. The most critical road inspector is the bicycle. The resolution of the Good Eoads Parliament "that each agricultural college (ought to) furnish a course on good roads construction" should re ceive prompt nnd careful consideration by every one of those institutions. On the road question, J. M. S. says in the L. A. W. Bulletin: "To my mind more common sense would help us. Narrow roads, a more convex sur face, and frequent small repairs; but unless wo do these things ourselves I don't see how they will be done. Open ditches, kept open, and a wide-tire law would help us." "Good roads assist in making pros perity for farmers. Prosperou sfar mers bring prosperity for cities. Prosperous cities aud farming dis tricts, when coincident, mean happy people, healthy people—healthy be cause happy. A happy and healthy people is the goal of existence. Good roads are a great force in reaching the goal. Therefore all classes should as sist in securing them." SUN ECLIPSED AT MIDNIGHT. A riienomenon Which Wan Visible No* where on Earth. The ordinary almanac gave for De cember 13 a partial eclipse of the sun, invisible at Greenwich. And, indeed, the expression as to its invisibility might have been put much stronger, for it was seen in no inhabited region of the earth. An Antarctic expedi tion might possibly have sailed within its sphere of influence, but as it was it passed unwatched by human eyes. This being so, and the eclipse one that was necessarily wholly unseen, it would seem as if nothing more could be said about it, and as if it might be passed without comment. But, un seen as it was, the eclipse was by no means devoid of interest. First of all, it offers us an example of what seems a paradox—an eclipse of the sun tak ing place at local midnight. It is, moreover, the first of three eclipses falling within a period no longer than a single calendar month. December 27 brought a total eclipse of the moon at Greenwich; January 11 a partial eelipße of the sun, and the three are very intimately connected with each other. The latter in nearly all its characteristics stands in strong con trast to the eclipse of December 13—a large partial eclipse which will be seen just outside the arctic regions, at their midday and in their midwinter. Nor is this sequence accidental. A similar triplet of eclipses—the first partial of the sun and seen near the south pole, the second total of the moon, the third partial of the sun and visible near the north pole—occurred just eighteen years ago, all three eclipses falling in December, 1880. Going back yet another eighteen years, we find the same thing repeated some ten days earliur in the year, aud so on right uway backward till IGG4, when, while the southern eclipse was a large partial one and fell nearly in the midwinter of the southern hemi sphere. the northern was a mere graze taking place at the midnight of the regions from which it was visible. Looking forward, wo find in like man ner that eighteen years hence another similar triplet of eclipses will fall at the turn of the year, aud yet another eighteen years later still. This ends the series of these midnight eclipses of the sun in the south polar regions, for January, 1953, will be marked only by a total eclipse of the moon. WORDS OF WISDOM. A good deed never dies. Cant carries no conviction. The best berries ripen where the biggest thorns are. Cultivate the field of life clear up to the corners. The man who lives tor self is not missed when he dies. Don't be molded by your circum stances; mold them. The way to get over your troubles is to get under them. By using what we have we gain that which we have not. Anger closes the eyes of reason as soon as it opens the mouth. Don't blow out the lamp of reason for the gas light of wit. In proportion as you say, "I am not my own," all things become yours. The man who does his own think ing becomes a focus for all the reflec tors. There is no slave so sadly bound as the one who thiuks he is free to serve his own lusts. Don't build the ginger-bread house of cheap reputation on the ten-cent foundation of inexperience.—Barn's Horn. "Oil, My! Oh, My! I Wasn't Scarotl." A surgeon relates that beforo Santi ago, he (the surgeon), going to the front, came upon a young officer, sit ting beside the road, trembling like a leaf, and whiter than the dead men around him. At sight of the surgeon he began to talk, says the San Fran cisco Chronicle. "I'm a coward, I'm a coward, I'm a coward," he said; "I knew I'd run, and I did. I'm disgraced forever, t was going along all right, not thinking of anything but getting at the dashed Spaniards, yelling to my men to come on, and running ahead as fast as I' could, when all of a sudden I stubbed my toe, or something, aud then I can't remember being scared, but I must have been, for I came galloping back here, sick as a dog. I'm a coward, and I wish I were dead! Why don't some body shoot me? I've got such an aw ful goneness right here," and he put his hand to his stomach. The surgeon gave him a quick look and caught him as he plunged forward in a faint. Where the awful goneness was a Mauser bullet had found its billet. They carried the wounded man to the field hospital, and ho chuckled all the way. "Oh, my! oh, my!" he said, over and over; "I wasn't scared! I Wasn't scared." Aud then he would laugh delightedly: "I wasn't scared. I was hit —I was just hit. I ain't a coward after all." Burled With Ills Weapons. A doctor died and was buried at Miltouville the other day. In the funeral procession the doctor's team was lead just behind the hearse and propped on the buggy seat was the doctor'? medicine case. And yet some people reject the belief that heredity has brought down to us the customs of GOOD years ago. The earliest account of man tells us that the warrior was buried with his weapons.—Kansas City Journal. Birds' Nests. Many birds vary the composition of the outer layer of the nest, according to the circumstances. If the nest is located among growing leaves, the t outer layer will be of green moss; if on a dark branch, of natural-colored lichtns. HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. A Table Bookcase An odd table bookcase lias three shelves for books, the highest about as high as an ordinary table. A shelf is built at either end at the height of the second shelf, on which a teacup, inkstand, a vase of flowers or some other "aid to industry" can be plaoed. The set of shelves is strongly built, so that a heavy lamp can be placed on the top without any fear of a catas trope. A Hint About Ten Making. Dr. Goodfellow, an English analyst of note, denies the oft-heard state ment that "anybody can make a good cup of tea." He lays down half a dozen rules, as follows: 1. Always use good tea. 2. Use water which has just got to the boil. 3. Infuse about four minutes. 4. Do not allow the leaves to stand in the infusion. 5. Avoid second brews and used tea leaves. 6. If suffering from heart or nervous complaints, only use the very fiuest qualities of tea, with short iufusion. If this cannot be afl'orded give up tea altogether. The Treatment or Windows. The window should be made quite a decorative feature of the room, not simply left, as it often seems to be, to the tender mercies of a pair of muslin or thick curtains, allowed to hang al most as they please on either side. True, the ordinary sash window which is found in tho majority of houses, does not seem to lend itself in anyway to decorative treatment; still there are ways and ineuus by which eveu this soemingly hopeless struc ture may be converted into effeotive shape if not into absolute picturesque ness. An attractive treatment for the window is to hnvo the frame taken entirely out and substitute a lendod glass casement opening outward in the centre; but this naturally is an extensive change, and partakes more of a structural alteration, which should hardly be undertaken except on free hold property. Much can be done in the way of improvement without al tering the glass by the skillful manip ulation of draperies and the arrange ment of a window seat. The bow window requires a little care in draping, and should never be cut off from the room by having a straight curtain pole fixed across it. The pole should bo shaped to the window, and the curtains fixed near to the glass, with a pair of heavy handsome ones at the sides. A win dow seat will also be found a helpful addition, or a large Chesterfield may find a plaoe in the recess with very good effect. With the long French window there can be no difficulty, as its only requirement is a short festoon drapery at the top, with a nice pair of side curtains; but the square window is al together different, and must have short draperies falling from the top to just below the ledge, fixed close to the glass, and the window seat is almost an indispensable adjunct. The small casement window is without doubt the least troublesome to arrange, us it is already a decora tive feature, which only needs pretty short curtains to complete.—Philadel phia Press. Keclpes. Grilled Ham—Cut rather thick slices of cold boiled ham. Dunt with cayenne and lay each piece in a little mußliroom catsup. Broil until well heated and serve. Good for a cold morning. Cold Weather Salad—Cold beets minoed, bits of cold boiled cauliflower and string beans. After oaoh sort is prepared, pour over them separately a little Frenoh dressing. Put the beets in centre, the cauliflower next the beet on the outside, or divide the space into thirds aud make a tricolor dish. Baised Graham Griddles—lnto one quart sweet milk stir two cups gra ham flour, one of white flour, one teaspoon salt, two of molasses, half oake dissolved compressed yeast. Bise over night; beat down the first thing in the morning, set in warm place. When ready to bake add half teaspoon of soda dissolvod in a little hot water. Serve from the griddle. Bed Vegetable Salad—One pint ol cold boiled potatoes, one pint of col 1 boiled beets, one pint thinly slioed red cabbage, six tablespoonfuls of salad oil or melted butter, eight tablespoon fuls of vinegar, two teaspooufuls of salt, one-half teaspoonful of pepper. Mix thoroughly after slicing the beets and potatoes. Let stand in a cold place one hour before using. It can be served in a salad bowl, or in indi vidual dishes, in nest oflettuoe leaves. Hot Boned Chicken—Bemove the bones from a chicken about one year old; fill the spaces from which the bones were taken with fresh chopped mushrooms; roll it over; fasteh, tie in cheeseoloth, and put it on top of the bones in a kettle; cover the bones with cold water, bring to boiling point; add onion, bay leaf, four cloves and a blade of mace. Cook gently for one and a half hours. Serve gar nished with molded rice and cream Bauoe. Eggs a la Caracas—Free two ounces of smoked beef from fat and rind aud chop very fine. Add one cup of canned tomatoes (use as little liquid as possible), ten drops of onion juice, one-qnarter of a teaspoonful of paprika (or a dash of cayenne), a dash of cin namon, two tablespoonfuls of grated cheese and a small piece of butter, put in the chafing-dish, and when smoking hot add three eggs well beaten. Put the hot water pan un derneath and stir till the consistency of scrambled eggs. Serve on heated plates, adding to each portion two slices of hard-boiled egg. 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In order to get its beneficial effects, please remember the name of the Company CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAM I'RAN CISCO, CaL LIOPIEVILLE, Ky. NEW YORK, N. Y._- NORTHERN THIRST. Dwellers In the Arctic Are Greet Drinkers. The dwellers in the Soudan or the Sahara, of course, you would suggest. But you would be quite wrong. It ia not the tribes who dwell in the fiery deserts of the tropics who drink most water In a day. Far from It. They are, as a rule, most temperate In all things. Unlikely as it may seem, it is just the last people you would ima gine—the dwellers in the frozen north, the Esquimaux—says the Philadelphia Record. They seem to have a thirst which Is quite unquenchable, and for that purpose they are constantly melt ing snow and ice over the lamp which, fed by blubber, burns day and night In every hut. Small wonder that the soapstone out of which these lamps are made Is to tho still uncivilized Esqui maux the most valuable of possessions, and that they will make long journeys to secure pieces large enough to carve lamps out of. The lamp itself Is shal low, in the form of a small segment of a circle, and the wick of dry moss, rubbed between the hands with a lit tle fat. It supplies itself with oil by melting a long thin slip of blubber hung above the flame. Sometimes substitutes for the soapstone lamps are made by the women, by cementing to gether pieces of other stone with a composition of clay, hair and seals* blood, but they are never very satis factory. Ilrltnln'ft Ilomolcnn Wanderers. In Great Britain It has been reck oned that there are about 100,000 ab solutely "homeless wanderers," and that 60,000 of those belong to Lon don. fit Hangs I OIL-*. If it was only health, we JE, might let It cling. | lfif But it is a cough. One cold no sooner passes off before ■ another comes. But it's the ■ same old cough all the time. B And it's the same' old story, I too. There is first the cold, A then the cough, then pneu- D; monla or consumption with the long sickness, and life trcmb yW ling In the balance. I Aprs Cherry Pectoral loosens the grasp of your cough. The congestion of the throat A and lungs is removed; all in flammation Is subdued; the parts are put perfectly at rest and the cough drops sway. It ■ has no diseased tissues on B which to hang. H Dr. Ayer's 1 Cherry Pectoral I Plaster W draws out Inflammation of the ■■ lungs. B Advlam Frea. I Remember we htVA A Midlwtl Depart- I raent. If you have any ooinplulnt what- ■ ever and aeaire tho boot raodlcal advice I you can po3olbly obtain, write the I doctor freely. You will receive a B prompt reply, without coet. ■ Address, DR. J. G. AYER. M Lowell, Uui.