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^2 -$§ 1 \K* fi- $*• p' &L/V "A I.. if6 mm T^ fit v'"- ECLIPSE: ROADSTER STALLION. Eclipse Is a brown hors", standing 15£ band high, weight 1175 pounds. He is very smooth built, has heavy and well formec bone and is very fine about head and nrek his feet and legs are of the best. He has superior style ami action and his dis position could not be improved. In short he is a perfect driving horse end in spite of the overloaded con dition of the horseinarket for the past few years this type of horse has always been sought for and have commanded paying prices. Eclipse is bred from the best sons of the Great Almont 83, being sired by Athlete 715, duiu Lad? Mao by Aatar Jr. 5507, 2nd dam by Morgan Rattler and 3rd dam by Plow Boy 250. Eclipse has never made a cover thai did not produce a foal but as he had never had a season in the stud he hat a very limited number of foals bu1 what he has would be a credit to any] sire. His first colt, (the only one he had at that time) was shown at the How ard Co., Pair in 1894 and won first premium in her class. Eclipse won first premium as a yearling at the Howard Co. Pair in 1892, and with bis full brother then about twenty days old, helped their dam (Lady Mac) to win the first premium offered for brood wares in the sauie year. Eclipse will be kept at the farm of Ira Richardson, three and one-half miles south-east of Cresco, in Orleans twp. Winnesheik Co. Iowa, and will stand in Cresco at, the Riuk Peed Barn, Mondays and Saturdays of each week after May 1st 1896 for the rest of the season, The prospective breeder will do well to examine this grand young horse before breeding elsewhere. Terms—Ten dollars to insure, ser vice fee due when mare is known to be in foal. 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'Tls a witching time, when the sun has sat And the cattle homeward go Across the meadows, dewy wet, In the twilight afterglow. :, A hush falls over all the land As the softly-fading llEht, Like the lingering clasp of a friendly hand, Bids the old world "good night." A nameless something fills the air That seems to promise rest To weary hearts, bowed down with care. And souls with grief oppressed. E'en as the roseate western skies Give promise of new day, :?J -s So hope the mind's horizon dyes, And troubles flee away. In that mystic time, when day and night Mingle end meet a3 one, When they seem to pause In their restlesi flight At the gates of the setting sun, Then the world seems touched with a wlz crd's wand. And above, around, below. Is a glory that never a painter's hand Was given skill to show. All nature seems to wear a smile Beneath that witching spell, And fancies bright our mind3 beguile That tongue nor pen may tell. Life Is a symphony divine, That no discord doth know In that tangled woof of shade and shins. The twilight afterglow. Each life will have Its afterglow. And in that hour so dread, When those who softly come and go Shall whisper: "He Is dead," May the light of kindly actions done Illumine mem'ry's sky, And clothe the path of our last sun With lmmprtallty. —McFarren Davis, In Chicago Record. MEN ARE THEIR SLAVES. BI ELIZABETH BE5LAND. HEY ordered theii luncheon and then the younger wom an remarked, acid ly: "I tell you I re sented that mar age bitterly. Think of John i. with his big brain choosing that girl for a wife." "Is she pretty?" inquired the ma tron, smiling sly ly- "Pretty? Oh, yes. Pretty• enough, I suppose. But she never could get through college, and even now doesn't know the difference between suffrage and syllogism." "Of course John is unhappy?" ob served the friend. "No, he isn't. And that's just the hard part of it. He was often restless, find low-spirited, no matter what I did to entertain him, but now he seems as happy as possible. He never refers to his profession at home. lie never talks about literature or philosophy with Cora. The intellectual side ot his nature seems to be entirely put aside the moment he enters the house. He hardly says a word. Cora does ail the talking. She just chatters and he sits there and smiles and lets him self be coddled and made baby of. He looks like a-big amiable dog watch ing a kitten. And ".lie odd thing is he doesn't seem to feel the real empti ness of his home-life et oil. He starts down-town in the morning looking as if he were going to-conquer the world." The matron laughed again. "Xo, Cora certainly isn't silly. I should say she was very wise. When you love a man, you want to make him happy, don't you? And you say he is happy. Well, then, Cora proves her wisdom by that very fact." "Oh, but think of his higher na ture!" "Higher nature! Pshaw! Has your brother been less successful as a law yer since he inurried?" "No—" "Then don't trouble about his higher nature. It's all right. He's putting it into his work—just as he should, in stead of wasting it on philosophical discussions at home. Let me tell you, my dear, Cora is the Miperior woman and you are the silly one." "Silly! What do you mean?" "I mean just that. Cora doesn't talk philosophy, but she's married. She will have children. Sons who will grow up to adore her just as John does daughters who will be adored in their turn, as she has been. You are not married. There is not one man in the world whom you influence. Even your brother, us you admit, is more in fluenced by this woman you call silly. HK 8TABTED DOWN TOWN IN TUB MOItN •. .. INQ. What are you doing in the world? You are very superior, and very learned— but what are you doing? You think yourself Cora's superior, but the same amount of energy thnt you ore putting into barren study she is devoting to keeping her finger na:is polished and wearing pretty' clothes, and giving charming dinners, and bringing up children, and—influencing men. Your brother starts out every morning to con quer the world because he has been petted and coddled tit home. You think it's shameful for Cora to sleep on his shoulder, but she is sensible enough to know that thnt little tired, confiding head inspires him to more manliness and endeavor than all the philosophy iu the world." "Oh, but don't you think it ignoble to let one's self be only an 'inspiration' because of one's helplessness?" "Fiddle di deo! We'll.be having a revolution among the babies some of these days, and then how silly our own arguments will sound! Here they'll say to their mothers: 'All this protect ing tenderness only degrades us. We insist upon being your equals. It's ail very well for you to tell us that- our clinging, innocent feebleness brings out your highest virtues—Inspires you to unselfishness and tenderness and efforts for our happiness, but nil that ^ort of thing only enfeebles us. We'd rather bring out your virtues by read ing papers to you 011 the Infinite, and on.'The Equality of Babies." The younger woman laughed this Yime and grew rather red. "And, besides," went on the other, "Cora isn't helpless. You admitshe does her share of the work. She makes John's home beautiful aud liappy. She inspires him to give out the best that is in him in his effort to surround her with beauty and luxury. If the truth were known I suspect there a,re half a dozen young men who adore her, too—in a perfectly respectful way think she's the very ideal of what a woman should be, and let her influence tthem very strongly in the direction of all thatia good and high-minded "Yes," said the sister, a little reluc tantly, "a.li John's friends are very fond of Cora." "Of course they are. My dear, it is women like Cora who rule the world and always have and always will rule it, because they are the women who rule the men. It makes me laugh when I see how seriously the superiorly masculine minded woman takes herself. What is she? A sort of hybrid. She is a failure as a woman and can never hope for any real success as a man. The very best she can do will fall below the level of Shakespeare or Washington, or any of the really great men, while the feminine woman has something that in its way is just as powerful as the brains of the biggest mon—and that's her femininity. And she lias the sense to use her gift. You studied philosophy to try and in spire your brother. But he could get that from otihei men. What he wanted was something that men couldn't give him—femininity. In other words, pet- THEN THEY TIPPED THE WAITER. ting and sympathy, and gayety, and nice, soft lines and colors, and soothing voices, and an uncritical admiration, and all the thousand and one little cheerfulness that anion means when he talks of home and love. Cora gives them to liini, you see, and he's so rented and happy by the time the next day's wotrk is ready for him, and she has made him feel t.liat he's such an important.and de lightful person he is ready to battle with the entire universe, just to prove that she was quite right in her esti mate." "Oh!" said the yourgcr woman. "I never thought of it in that way." "No. And lots of eievcr women don't more's the pity. Just yon go to an after noon tea with me to-day and I'll point out to you the women who are married to the host and most successful men of my acquaintance, and just yen notice what they are—slim-fingered, bright eyed, graceful creatures, whoso move ments are soft and supple, whoso clothes are perfectly clioeen and ex quisitely worn. Tliey are not. as a rule, women with much learning, (hough many of them a,re talented, but they are full of rich life and high spirits they are cheerful, warm-hearted and full of sympathy. Above all they n.re utterly femAiine. Those are the women men marry—the women who really count in the world the women whoare mothers and make the character of the new gen eration. They aire the women who form and control society, and for whose ben efit men conquer the world." "How do you know it?" said the younger woman, mildly. "Because I've worked mj'self. Worked hard and faced the world, just like a man. I know how a man feels because I've felt that way myself. When I used to come home dead bent, the one thing I wanted was justchcer ful nonsense and petting and physical comfort, I wanted something quite different from what I'd had all day. In those days I hated the very sound of a superior woman's voice, and if any one just mentioned philosophy to me I threw my bonnet at her head." And then they tipped the waiter one' solitary little nickel, and the young woman went away looking a little like the foolish virgin.—Detroit Free Press. An ICIoctrlc lien. An electric lien has recently been in vented, which is claimed to be superior to the natural article of flesh, feathers and blood, except that it cannot lay eggs. When the electric incubator has produced the chickens an electric fos ter mother takes them in charge. The upper part is devoted to the freshly hatched, while the lower part is so ar ranged that the young can run around en the ground and at the same time find heat and protection when they re quire it. Where MyBtery Dwells. There's beauty In the sunset's glow, -. And In the azure sky. .There's grandeur In the vasty deep. And In the mountains high: There's terror In the tempest black, And In the llghtnlng'B flash: There's wonder In the firmament. And mystery in the hash. —Kansas City Journal. Unmistakable Encouragement. "I am going to propose to Miss Jinkles," said Whykins, thoughtful]}'. "Has she given you any encourage* ment?" "I should say so. Why, she is afraid I am spending too much money for bou quets and matinee tickets."—Washing ton Star. JIU Great Mistake. Tho Wife—When you proposed to me, John did you think I would accept you? The Husband—Not the first time. "Tho second?" "I wasn't going to propose but once," —Puck. Ancient Ilrlc-a-llruc. Those old antiques In bloomers, Wo Bee upon the wheel, Are not the kind that usually Collectors long to steal. —Town TOPIOB. IIEALS BY SPIRIT AID. Th© Strange Claims Made by a Young Illinois Farmer. Says He Is ••Controlled" by a Dead Doctor —GOOH About tho Couutry on Foot and Accepts No l'ay, and lias Many followers. Professional "healers" who "claim to effect miraculous cures of sick per sons arc becoming as numerous ns pres idential candidates. The latest to as sert that he is blessed with superhuman powers is W. E. Hammond, a farmer of Beividere, Boone county, 111. His farm, however, is rapidly turning into burdock and Kussian thistle fields, for its owner, believing that he has been called to alleviate the sufferings of hu manity, neglects bis land. "I have a family," he said to aNew York World reporter, "and how to pro vide for it is a sore trial. I cannot work the farm and do my healing at the same time, so I. have abandoned the farm. I am praying for guidance." Hammond's family consists of a wife and child. He is 23 years of age. He claims to heal by spiritualistic aid, but differs materially from other claimants of the sort in that he refuses pay for }iis si'rviccs. He modestly disclaims the title of "doctor" vrliieli his friends and patients insist upon giving him. Hammond bears himself rather mod estly, saying simply that he is the in strument of one greater than himself. His "control," lie says, is a German physician, who is now in the spirit world, but who refuses to give his full name, because the shade says humans would think more of that name than of the mortal agent. This spirit answers to the name of Dr. John. There are other "controls," too, Hammond says, all nameless except "Ilenry C. Weight,'" who acts us a "guide." For a time the latter dictated lectures on health and morals. All of the spirits are, it ap pears, willing that the mediumistic qualities of Mr. Hammond shall be monopolized by Dr. John. As tho lat ter keeps him busy, the Hlinois farmer declares that this is fortunate. The new healer is a young man of medium height and weight and of very W. E. HAMMOND, THE ILLINOIS IIEALER. ordinary appearance. His hair is al ways neatly combed. He looks more like a clerk in a country store than like a Messiah or a farmer. He has a well developed forehead and bright gray eyes. lie was born near Beividere. He has been in the healing business but a tew months and says that others can do as lie is doing. He is willing, there fore, to talk freely and be advertised so that those who possess similar pow ers may discover themselves. He takes no money, because his "control" for bids it. When he goes away from home lie "boards around" among his pu.tients, and if he gets so far that lie cannot return on foot, lie aeecpts thu amount of his railroad fare, Hammond does not employ the meth ods of Schlatter, who iu Denver merely touched his patients for a moment and then asked them to pass 011. Ham mond uses the passes of a hypnolibt, aud goes through trances. lie handles his patients much ns dots a regular physician in making a diagnosis. lie consumes so much time with each thr.t lie seWom attends to more than 25 pa tients in a day. He does not advertise where he may be found, simply going, lie says, "where the spirit guides." As soon as he appears on the street he is followed and word is passed around among the ailing, who follow him and patiently await their turn. In telling his story Hammond suid: "Early in life I developed a marked religious tendency, but was unhappy because of the religion which I was taught. Something was lacking in it. I fiualiy became impressed with spirit ualism, and I prayed for power to make myself worthy of the power. It first manifested itself in nervous twitchings of the'hands, arms and legs, that grew so violent as to be positively painful. Not long after that I could hear voices speaking in many tongues—English, German, Greek, Indian, etc. I under stand nothing but English, but I recog nized the different languages. "My 'control,' Dr. John, talks to me in 110 language but German, and when treating a German patient I speak in German while in a trance. I do not know why I use a German dialect iu treating American patients. The Ger man doctor came to me and suggested that he treat the suffering through me. I have done so and consider the cures accomplished as miraculous. I am com manded to treat every disease except smallpox. I do not know why the ex ception is made. My 'control' has told me that he could and would tell doctors what inedicincs to use, but as yet ho has not done sT through me." 8tecl Coding for fc'ca Dead. Steel eoflins for the bodies of those who die suddenly on shipboard are be ing carried in some of the transatlantic liners. The remains are placed in them and hermetically sealed. Will Change tho Calendar. Russia, whose calendar is 12 days be hind ours, proposes to change to the Gregorian calendar after the beginning of the new century. On 'ro:i4-i:-. i:iilnation. hat kind of meat did you have for breakfast?" "Don't know.",, "Do you mean to suy to the court that you don't know what kind of meat you had for breakfast?" "1 do—it was sausage!"—Chicago Eecord. Willing to Ulblc It. Jack—Scientists ire agreed that kiss ing is an alarming source of disease. Jess—\c-es r—the doctor says I'm entirely too healthy to be interesting.— Puck. Iu tlio Good '1 imt* Comiu( "Your honor," said the female nttor uey, "I must insist that my client, Mrs. De Fashion, cannot legally be tried by this jury." "I'd like to know why not-," said the opposing lawyer. "Because she has a constitutional right to be tried only bj' a jury of her peers," explained tho female attorney. "What's wrong with the jury?" asked the court "they're all women!" "Yes, your honor," said the female attorney "but your honor will notice that not one of them wears a this sea son's bonnet."—I'uck. A Matrimonial Offer, She was a blonde, and her hair waa gradually coming out of curl. He was a brunette, and wore a wide-brimmed hat, and an expression of great emo tion. They were enjoying the free ozone of the Oak Cliff park, and were thinking each other's thoughts. John nie ChaiHe came along. "Mister, have you a match?" he in quired. "Not quite. I'm trying my best to make one," was the brunette's calm re ply.—Texas Sifter. Nothing Like Friendship, First Sweetthing—Is it true that you love Dick Dashleigh? Tell me, dear, in confidence. Second Sweetthing—Well, then, in confidence, dear, I do love him, de votedly. First Sweetthing (aside)—That set tles it! I'll accept the proposal he made me last night! -Town Topics. l'orco of Habit. Bicycle Manufacturer—Where am I? Nearest Angel—Why, this is Heaven. Isn't it delightful? Bicycle Manufacturer—Yes, indeed. It's very pleasant. But, I say (looking about critically) you ought to have bet ter roads.—Soutlibridge (Mass.) Jour nal. HE GOT IT. Ilotel Clerk (who has noticed rice in Alkali Ike's hair)—Hum! the bridal chamber, I presume? Alkali Ike (drawing his gun)—Looky here, pard! I'm a cowboy all right, but I liain't. a-sleopin' in 110 stable on me weddin' night. Gimme th' best room in th' house, with nary a bridle, saddle ear lariat in it.—Judge. The Voung Alan's Mystery. These problems in arithmetlo Are harrowing, vow. Last year she was thirty And she's twenty-seven now." —^Washington Star. Kind to All Concerned. To get rid of a bore, try the method pursued by a certain friend of ours. When accosted by one, he shakes hands warmly with his persecutor, glances around anxiously, and, dropping his voice, confidentially remarks: "I must be off. There's nn awful bore here that I want to dodge talk a fellow to death. You understand, old boy." The Bore (with a wink)—I under stand, old fellow. (Departs without the least suspicion that he is the bore.) —Boston Gazette. More Than Agreed with Her. "Now, I maintain," said Miss Strong, "that there is 110 place filled by a man which a woman cannot fill. Is that comprehensive enough?" "It is cry comprehensive," replied Mr. IS'orthslde, "but I am prepared to go still further in advocacy of woman's ability."' "Are you?" "Yes, I am. On the seat of a street car, for ins tance, she cnu fill two men's places." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Tele graph. Close-Mouthed, Jess—George asked me last night if the roses on your chocks were genuine. I5ess—And you said? Jess—Nothing simply winked.— t'uclc. Now Wo liuow. "Whi't makes you women kiss when you meet?*' "It is a sort of apology in advance for what we mean to say about, each other JVftP!* WO rmrt."—Jnii-pol, Gladness Comes Wtransient ith a better understanding of tho nature of the many phys ical ills, which vanish before proper ef forts—gentle efforts—pi easan efforts— rightly directed. There is comfort in the knowledge, that so many forms of sickuess are not due to any actual dis ease, but simply to a constipated condi tion of the system, which the pleasant family laxative. Syrup of Figs, prompt ly removes. That is why it is the only remedy with millions of families, and is everywhere esteemed so highly by all who value good health. Its beneficial effects are due to the fact, that it is the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness without debilitating the organs 011 which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its bene ficial effects, to note when you pur chase, that you have the genuine arti cle, which is manufactured by the Cali fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by all reputable druggists. If in the enjoyment of good health, and the system is regular, laxatives or other remedies are then not needed. If afflicted with any actual disease, one may be commended to the most skillful physicians, but if in need of a laxative, one should have the best, and with the well-inforiped everywhere, Syrup of Figs stands highest and is most largely Used aud gives most general satisfaction. PROF. WILLIAM CROOKES. Sntd to 13o the Itfost Patient Experimenter of modern Times. I'rof. William Crookes, whose scien tific genius made possible the discovery of the wonderful light of Uocntgei', has been widely known for years. In deed, there are few men who have achieved more brilliant and valuable results in the laboratory than tlie dis coverer of the "tube"' which is now so much talked of. 1'rof. Crookes was born in London Gi years ago, and in his bo3'hood became interested in pho tography. He took a course in the Boyal college of chemistry under Dr. Hoffman, and soon became assistant to his tutor. At 22 he was appointed su perintendent of the Radcliffc observa- 8 -PROP. WKJ.IA3I CROOKES. tory at Oxford. In 1SC9 he founded the Chemical News, and in ISti-l became the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Sci ence. Prof. Crookes was born with a love for original research. lie discov ered the new metal thallium while ex amining the residues from a sulphuric ucid works. He was then made a fel low of the Boyal society. In 1872 he developed many interesting matters in his investigations on "repulsion re sulting from radiation In 1877 he in vented the otlieoscopc. In a paper that year before the Royal society he said he had succeeded in obtaining a vacuum so nearly approaching perfection that the pressure in it was .only 0.4 mil lionth of an atmosphere. It was found that in such an extreme vacuum gases pass into an ultragaseous state, which Prof. Crookes describes as "radiant matter." It was these vacua that mado possible the incandescent lamp. He lias written a small library, every book of which is of value to experimental and commercial science. Ilis name came be fore the general public in the 70s, wlicu lie undertook au investigation of the physical phenomena of spiritualism. Ilis book on the results of those ex periments, with the media of "John King" and "Katy King," was widely read on its publication. But while the scientific world placed the highest value on his experiments in other lines, it paid no attention to the results he ob tained in his work on the occult side of nature. Prof. Crookes' name can never be dissociated from Roentgen"? discovery, because his "tube" was its basis. He is, perhaps, the most pa tient and painstaking experimenter of modern times. POPULAR IN ENGLAND. Gen* Sir Robert C. I^ovr, Commander ot the Cliitral Expedition. Maj. Gen. Sir Robert Cunliffe Low, who led the British expedition to Chitral, a province on the frontier of India, near Afghanistan, and rescued British Agent Robertson, is an old cam paigner and was just the man to place at tho head of just such a desperate and dangerous enterprise. His vic- MA.T. OCX. Sin B. C. LOW. tory gives Great Britain the benelVt of a strategic point of great importafiw!?**. and his work has been amply rewarded.' Gen. Low comes of a lighting family, and has seen no little service himself, lie is 57 years of ago and entered tho Indian military service when a lad of 15. As a cadet he saw service in the Southal campaign, and at IS lie. was. made aid de camp to Arehdale Wil.son, and served at Delhi, lie fought with dis-' tinction.and was given high comincnda tion therefor. lie was commandant of the Thirteenth ISengal cavalry in the, Afghan war, and afterward director in chief of transport. When Gen. Roberts made his famous march from C'abool to Candaliar tho superb organization o£ the transport, department aroused en thusiastic admiration of the experts. Low was at the bottom of all this, and. was made a C. B. at the end of the cam paign. Iiis next opportunity was with tho Burmah conquest, and his work a^.: brigadier general during that campaign won for him the K. C. B. In theChit'ralt affair he had to call into oction all tho* cunning and skill of his genius as a soldier and strategist, and this he did to the entire satisfaction of his acquisi tive government and the unspeakable (lisgruntlement of the enemy—the Chitralis. Gen. Low is a native of Clutto, Fifeshire, Scotland. A Dutiful Llope, "Dear father, wo are all well and happy. The baby has grown ever so much and has a great deul more sense than he used to have. Hoping the suu ot you, I remain your daughter, Molly."! —London Tit-Bits. Iiright Hoy. Teacher—Give me an example of a paradox'.' 11 Boy—Piers -11 and -12. Teacher—How so? Boy—Well, they're a pair of docks, aren't they?—N. Y. World. Tired of Life. IIozcl—I see that poor Grimson, who lias been living this winter in a Harlem flat, lias committed suicide. Nut to—Couldn't get warm where ho was, eh?—Judge..