Perhaps we are just a little too early in announcing the advent of the annual bugaboo to ambition, but as someone has said, forewarned is forearmed, and there is nothing like being adequately prepared. Within the month, the first attacks of post-winter lassitude will be noticed in the actions of at least half the populace in the temperate zone above the Tropic of Cancer; more definitely, we should state in the general proximity of the 40th meridian of !attitude. Spring tonics of every description will then be in order. Folks used to believe that one had to take a tonic at this time of the year to “thin out the blood” which in some unexplainable manner had become thickened during the cold season. In a sense they were right, but they simply had the wrong idea of the thing.