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Exchange Gossip- Oh toftly the lover did lute on hU lute, 'NeittH the Pl. K""e llht "f U,e moon' Rut he swiftly turned no 1 began to M't When he uotlcfd the ilangerou, large fcl.eil hoot Of the inun who came too oon ; Alai.to'HiU. Jhmton l tiiir. Lust Thurmlay was the twenty tilth atita verwiry of the U.ittle of Shlloh. That wasu't n very lml one tlmt the thief got off when they weie leading hliu uwny after the j .ilgo luul i-enti'iueil him to three yearHt Jollet: "Oh," he kiioY'tliereV no use of crying. We will S ng Slug and he Juliet." A nouthern Illinois mail ha.' a lei broken "while Inking up poultry." Me ought to congr.it ulare hitn-elf upon e iiiing w ily. Many a man has gut nix montha tor "picking up poultry."-;'. The following l.-cllM ed from i.n artirle In the Lock port an I is a pretty good (le.-crlptioii: Kverylxaly In K.msa City U a dealer In real ehtate. They lire w ilil over real entate. They Uik of nothing eUe; they walk on It; they wade through it; the) breath" It; they dream of It; and to tell the truth, they eat and drink u good deal of it as well. Their iliiiik'ng water is supplied frui the Kiiumis river, mr-l every guest I fuini-hed with a lemon MUeer tit the hotels. Tue winters bung Jim water in in uuie chunk and the uin-st put tliein in the lemon sipiee.er and eMlart the liipiid by main strength. An Omaha man lired at a burglar the other nlirht. but his iile Ha saved by a puck of c.iriU In hU Vest mh ket. The bid let stopped ut the ace of spades.- A''. Here In a conducive, argument in I'uvor of pi -lying carda, or it might Indicate that the burglar' heart was as black as the we of spades, or It might mean that the burg lur wasn't good enough to die, or there are htlll other translations possible. The Chicago Moral Kducation Society his jub'Icly thanked Mrs. Cleveland fir wearing hlgh-n'cked dresses at parties and reception. Mrs. Cleveland showed her good sense by wearing that kind of dresses, and her example should be lid lowed by all who would looK well. A man muy chin And a man may -work For the temperance cause all day ; liut he can't go uli.shiu' And observe prohibition I'.ecause he ain't built that way. A wife rlchtly bred nukes a good loaf but a ulrl bred to loaf will not make a good wile. Ex. Yes. Hut ou the principle that half n loaf Is better than no bred, u girl rightly bred may loaf half the time, and still be better than no wife. Only four marriages In Macon county last week. Adam had a spare rib with apple sauce. Mutton J'okI. Little grains declining, Little drops in stocks, Make the sea of trouble Swallow up the "rin ks." - T id-Hit. The Peru Cull stalled n new daily last week Wednesday. Ills a very heavy af fair, about (1x8 Inches, and makes the startling announcement that Cleveland Is J dead. It does beat all how fust journalism goes now a days. Heading, Pa., has two thousand cases of ineiHea. We are not informed as to the number of measles in a case, but It Is to be hoped that there lire enough to go 'round. hh. That must be a ineanley sort of a place. China deals more honorably with the United States thin the I'nited Mates deals with Child. Which of these two great countries should send inNbiiiiitios to the other? Ltmixi-iiU Courier Jonrnnl. The .Streator Daily Mux iter, in describ ing a colored dance, spells hinux be a u s. Now this Is too much. Our Streator friend is in too much of a hurry. He should take a little more time to get over it before he trusts himself to write. Among the other eiTects of the inter Btnto commerce bill, the effect it will have on theatrical companies is ipiite noticable. Theatrical compaules have hcietofore been allowed reduced rates, and this bill, in compelling them to pay full fare, will drive the poorer companies from the road entirely, while the more wealthy coin pan lea will be compelled to confine their en tertainments to the larger and more paying cities. Thus the smaller cities and the villages will be deprived of the ten and twenty cent theatrical exhibitions which havo been so much enjoyed by the middle classes. Wife (4 a. m.) I should think you would be ashamed to hear the cocks crow on your way home. Husband 'Fl went f bed (hick) 5 o'clock, I'd crow too. That's kiudo' rooster I hta.l'urk. A new scheme has recently been sug gested to assist a young man in rising with the sun, by preventing him from sitting up too late with the daughter. An ingenious contrivance connects the parlor clin k w ith a "God Bless Our Home" motto ou the wall. The machine is set so that at 11 o'clock the motto unfolds and this legend appears: "Gas out and dog unchained at 1 1 :05. Good night !" At the same time a lever connected with the clock pounds vigorously and repeatedly on a gong. A gushing exchange asks: "What is warmer than a woman's love ?' ' Now, we don't know just how warm anything has to be to fill that bill, hut we think a mus tard plaster might do pretty well. "I started West," said a penniless young man to the chief of police In Chicago. "I bad $2,000 when 1 left New York. I paid f 22 for my railroad ticket and took my meals in the dining car." "Say no more," exclaimed the chlet. "That's what's gone with the rest of your aowy:'Durdtte. "There Is always room at the top" Is said to have originally referred to ladies' even ing costumes. St. Paul Herald. "Why la a small boy like a woman" aald a certain manto his troublesome wife. No response. "Because he will make a man grown," said the conundrum 1st. Ex. The remedy for all pains, Salvation Oil. 2-Uta. Itoolulloii nl K'.ert, In Memory Ol .lutiti Kiiiuir! luiiglirth. ti. f.illnutnif resolutions were adopted l y tlie Irish American Clubof O tawa, III., mi h meeting held Maich 27, 17: WllKUKAS.ihe Almighty won mine ev eiclse of his divine wisdom has been idea ed to call Ir- in our midst, our beloved und honored brother, member John Linmet Dougherty, Into that le ineof eteiiml rest, from which no travel- r returns there to en jiy the peip'tud happiness promised lh faithful of tldsi arlh. and tin rely has deprived our oriMhi.itioh ot a most laith ful memiier, denied our com puny of a most exempb-ry "lllniiil"i', tli kt-ll a kind and Invinix family with a gilef iiivp.ral.le, Htlil t ikell liOiit the Co lUlii'V. a mtllnh' and a lilmtv ..ing ciii. n, who. while he dearly b'Vtd the 1 Hid of his hlitli, swu pat hi ed wiih a sincere heart in tin If nf n( the country of bis ncestors to t-luike of! the grasp ot a fore I mi nppies-or, ah I attain her destined pin e am hi,' tne uti"tis; Therefor be it Ifaolrnl. That while we humbly bo-v ti the will ol our Heavenly Father, we eMei d our sincer- spmpathv to the bereaved ptr eilts. lillei timi t' sl-ter Old liAln-X brother of the liecea-e-l. Ill this their hour of allltct. Ion, and assure ti.em that not they iiione but all who Knew him ni"uin on rutv demise, and cherish within their hearts a recollection of his many u'0"d ti'Uiti"s oi heart and soul, his affectionate di-posi'ion. his amiable temper, his eem-mus nature and his admirable companionship wuiiu endeared him to the nieiiUieis of this so cietv iimiI all I-Is :ic()u:iint..ni es. ,'...', That these, resolutions be Mir-.id ii. hiii the m'liutes of this society, published n city papers, and a copy sent to eel I.OIlliV of the lle. eised. Wil l. P. I.K.UIV, .InsKIMI KkNNKI.I,, Patiuii. Maiionky, Committee, - Vicinity liens. One more new Sumbiy school, at Aurora Good lishinu Is reprt-d at I.s kp rt III Scarlet Tever Is getting a start In Peoria The measle epidemic in Juliet is increas- The Seneca Mttmyrr U now a dally, and IWrU 14 ii-lreil over the election of u'liool I iisiiiii tors. "Wanted, a fennle girl," rends an ad. in one of our exchanges. Gus IV.terson of Streator, was serenadei l.v AtUen's b-HMl recently. 'Wenona Is at present enjoying a little epidemic of the mumps. A pleasmx card party wns that Hales In Streator. last Friday. at A. K Fx sheriff Perry of I'eoiia, has been ap- i.dinted Demitv I'nied Mates Marshal. Si.ine:t lie utile are troubled about hens running looose in the garden. Kill 'em I Ion. M. Ii. Ca-itle of the Sandwicli .Urix, spoke ou "Suffrage," at Galva last week. The Mendels-olin Oulntette club e.xhibi. ted at MendoU Api il 21 . W ish they would come here. Jacksonville-, III., has voted to become a city, nnd will obtain a city Charter us soon us nossihle. - . . - ... tw I.n Saile will celelirate the morions Fourth. Seems as if they are rather early In netting started. The Congregational Sunday school or Lacon, are rejoicing in the possession ot a new library of about 100 volumes. Phil Armour will establish a branch pork packing house at Chillicothe, next fall, that will plve employment to l,(i00 men. The Jollet Steel Polling Mills offers to contribute handsomely toward the erection of a nubile library for Juliet. Next. The protect of establishing an industrial . - . . . . .! school is beinir disci ssed at Juliet. It U a good plan and we hope P will succeed. They have a hunter at Wenona, . W Ju tln'tance by name, vvno caught a fox the other day by throwing a la.'soi.ver lis head. A three year-old child fell from a three story window at Ugin the other nay, anu getting up, went to playing, apparently as well as ever. Aurora proposes toenforce her ordinance in regard to the driving over hrhliies faster than a wa k. She lias lined three such tratisirressois in the past week. Peru lots a society know n as the "Front Gate .Swinging Society." We should Think that society has had a great future before it, and a helper to boot behind It. The Streator Tim man, is feellnir good over a straw berry shortcake, and tiiat's all right. I f he never feels frisky over any think worse than strawberry shortcake, he w ill die happy. Mr. J. 11. Smiley of Kalamiv.oo, Mich., has been engaged to do editorial work on the Ottawa Fkkk Tuahku. The gentlemen Is well recommended and we welcome him In the l,a Sallec.ouuty fraternity. Jfoeru .!! porter. - - . It would make a stone Imago turn green with envy to observe the expression of pro found dlgust that fettled down on the fact of the den-tor when ho hears his patients praising Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. From Earlvillo Fahi.VM.i.k, April 11. Tuesday of last week was a pleasant day, and for an elec tion day was also a quiet one. The candi dates were the first ones to put in an ap pearance in the morning, and the eager re ception accorded to voters as they came up on the streets made them happy for the balauce of the day. In contrast to elections generally this was not confined to party lines at all, but rather to the men them selves. There was no opposition whatever to W. H. Norton as supervisor. J. AV. Turner for the position of town clerk and A. 15. Anderson for commissioner of high ways were also without opposition. Sam Lynn was elected assessor, 11. A. Chase collector and L. Bacley constable. J. M ore, L. Golden and It. Dudgen, of Mendota, paid our village a flying visit Sunday. Miss Sue Hall spent Sunday visiting friends In tow n. Miss Kate Moran. of Ottawa, who lias been visiting with Miss Donagh, returned home Tuesday. John Harris and best glil were out en joy Ing the cool brvees Suuday evening, as was also Dr. Standard. Will. Delameter is learning the black smith trade w ith S. K. Snow. Mr. Crawford says "O'Biley's" Ideas are a trifle too rapid. O. I). Edward is the owner of the finest span of black pacers in the state. The Misses Jennie and Katie Corcoran, of Wallace, were visiting in this vicinity quite recently. P. McManua has leased the Wilson farm north of town. Doc. Old lady (to street urchin) "Wouldn't you like to be a gwxl little boy and go to Sunday school and be taught not to swear or say wicked things ?" Little boy "No'm. Me fadder' goln' to git me a job on de canal to drive mule soon' navigation opens, an' 1 musn't do anythin'to interfere wld de buziness." Xtw'Yvrk Sun. WHAT SHALL WE WGAlif TAILOR JACKETS, YACHTING JACK ETS AND COVEP.T COATS. Lure Kiirhlni;. IHe I'lllls mid llemleil I'liiilhi's (iir the N- k - n.istniiii '"l ( liriMisettes lit Ueiir Over I'Uiu Hull ires mill with 0it-n Corsage. While linen collars nod cu!fsi-o;itinU' to Is) hoi ii wuli slris-t mi-1 traveling die-x-s, I'lirh- in-s an I hii-I i ills are io gn-.-it il :oiise wear mid for the lic'ls and 'o us fur intern. ion mid evi iiin -mail! I lor sleeVeM of Oi-i'llsioUS. L JllIJIIOUi'liii L1 '': ' ii if rf mi ' 1H TIIINOS lull TUB NIVK. The demand for I. iee frills and plaiting tii- t by mi inlinit-- variety, iie lu-biM mini' inn materials-, such as tulle, i-rai'. nets urn "iileiicieiiiH-N nnd otln-r I.k-'x. The e;i here uivi ii shows lour dilo-reir A vies of the m-w bended ne hiir.-.s, lit. the present time popular with New Voi-U ladies. Ill em- lUiliv Is rep ,...Mi...l ii fiiil or imrrow Viileneieimes Inee t.hiit.sl in a'antini: i.lnits w iih U pearl bam ut the too of each plait. Inaii"lher Illinois shown a band of feather ed -ed while ribbon edged lit the top with narrow (Jit ailooiiand U iuhd with Ht el U-ads. Y. t another llgure shows unicliiii com) nisei! of double folds of white crape lads wilh sinull sUs-l U-mls at the uoiH-r isl-e. I lie remaininij ll::ure is box plaited Valenci n-s laco frill, with large peari beads set Im-Iwis-u t:iO pluita I'lastron ami t'heinlsettii. Bouallv fashionable with the l.-ce and headed frills deseribed alnive are plastrons mid chemisettes, whieh iill'ord to a plain cor wig.- a very dressy elfeet. milk nmm, 'mm? i .7 MI.K ClIKMIsKTTn LACK I'LAsrUOX. The laee plastron show n in the eut is do hitmed to Ut worn over a plain sill; corsage or inside III! (ietl dress, and is compos. 'd of blaek tKiint d'esprit. tulle. It is attached ton st.uiil W' collar two inc hes deep, which N composed of tuiltt folds nnd a hand of jet lace motintei on ii still lining. The tulle loi- the plastron is twentv inches loii); id t went y-nine wide, mid is ed''ed with tb inch trimming bice across the bottom. The net back or foimda tion utMiii which the tulld is gathered is six indie wide at its widest part, and narrowed to four inches nt the neck mid two inches at the waist. For u spaco of eight inches nUivo the, laco edgitu! nt tho bottom the tulle is phiiUsl flat against the back; tho jnot iiliovo forms a drooping puff, which termi nate)! under a jet band. A shorter j t band is set across at the waist, and u tuft of long loops of narrow black feather I ryd ribUm is placed at one side of the top where tho col lar is fastened. The silk chemisette represented in the same cut, is designed to U- worn with an open corsage, und is made of light gray nnd white Ktriissl surah silk. Apiece of tho silk, half n varil wide and n little longer than the length from throat to waist, is phiited in a bi'oud ilouble box plait.. 'J'lie top is attached to a high, well stilfened standing collar of the sumo silk, w hich is fastened aL I he back. At (he lower end the plait is sloped an inch shorter toward the sides, and is attached to a pointed girdle three inches deep. Thedesigns and descriptions of the a" - vc- cuts arc. taken from Harper's lhizar. Spring .liiekels. Jackets nr" in demand by voting ladies, misses and others wilh lithe, graceful figures. The inos-L stylish jacket is devoid of much trimming, U-hig characterized by a neatness of finish. The spring jacket, is tight lilting, of medium l"iiglh and very plain, and is inado in medium and light weight, cloths, the checked nnd hair striped Fnlisli ivoolcus be ing very stylish. '1 he smooth l-rench cloths, the broad and narrow wool diagonals mid the fine broadcloths that come in weights de signed for ladies' wear are iiUn favored ami (hushed with a narrow' binding of silk braid or single stitching. A very stylish spring jacket, tun! one that promises favor is a tight titling shape in the back and I'M iso fronts. It is fastened with one button only at the neck, or it may have the neck finished with coat la-lsand closed with ribbon strings at. the lower point of the liiiel. This looks well made in thin cloth or cashmere in any of the dark shades, wilh a silk lining of some bright color. Covert coats of dark green or blue cloths, made double breasted mi l fastened w ith bone buttons and with a tin ned dow n collar of vilvetof the same shade, are in style. The vuchtiug jacket is a very jaunty gar ment which will Ut largely worn by school girls and very young ladies nith various dresses. It is made of navy blue cloth, with gilt anchor buttons, and has loose double breasted fronts and a fitted back-. fashions in Niit.btees. Thero is a large ilema' d lor silver neck laces of slender const ru-i ion, to be worn over velvet bands. A circlet of forget mo nots in lue enamel, or tiny daisies in w hite enamel, are very effective whvn mounted on dark velvet neck ribbons. The fashion continues for both gold and silver U-ad necklaces, and then there are silver necklaces and dog collars in quite -laUirate patterns, and chicly lilting about the throat. A neck Unit in favor with j very young Indies consists of a simple gold chain nt the Uiek and sides, while the front is composed of gold tassel like pendunU set with turquoise cr sinull .carls. ruftlilnn Notes. Corduroy promises to remain fashion -hie. 1'luids and strijies predominate in many of the new goods. Many of tho new passementeries are in galloon style. Hen.1 trimmings, including fine jet orna ments, are in favor. Hough colored straws are to be much worn ibis spring. Fancy ribbvra arc a favorite trimming hi l"'""'''T- . I,1 M'i r-1 u it i i I i m ALL AROUND THE t'. Mtulrs, Down M lr, In Kitchen mt In the I.i'lv' I'Mi-loi'. Tasteful and pretty vestibule curtains may )s mode by cutting while tarlctuu enough larger than the glass to admit of an inch wide hem all around. Cut from largn llgured cretonne, of satin linish, llowt-rs, leaves and butterllies if Hssilic. Make u thin starch paste and pa ;to the figures ou the taili tan in sprays and wreaths. Turn ou the wrung side mill press until dry with a lint iron. The light shines through them and tln-y have tbeetfoct of U-iug painted. MWs I'iiilo.i on Itieiil Making. Always buy Hour six mouths old, say Miss I'arloa. KememU-r that the U-st Hour is til ways the cheapest. Mold bread w it u a light hand, not us if wilh pugilistic intentions, whi-li s mils the grain of the dough and makes sudden bread. Don't stop kneading till the bread is finished, for bread that has "rested" is not goixl. 1't rolls rise longer than bread, for they bake sooner, lieing smal ler, uinl do not rise tr much in tho oven. Dinner rolls are made in little balls, and a doll's rolling pin, two and a half inches throic-h, is pressed uliuost through Ihecenler. That is how the s-am i.i rolls comes there. How to make yeast is a lost art hi these days. A "ili-st class" from an intelligence olliee i'll'ormed her mistress that 'yeast, was bayed, it never was made." The crisp, deli cate colTee rolls, or stick.-, as bilkers call liiem, are made tlms: )ne lourlh cup of butter dis solved in a cup of Uiiled milk, one-fourth of a cake of compressed yen-.t dissolved in a cup of cold water and tho w hite of nu egg U-aten to froth, one tahlcs'isiouful of sugar, one scant teu.-pooufulof salt, mixed with loureiips of flour. D-t rise over night nnd then make into bulls the si.-.o of a large F.nglish walnut, rolling each out u foot long. Let them rise half an hour and bake twenty-live minutes in a moderate oven, which leaves them crisp and dry, which they cannot be if baked rapidly. An Oriuiineul.il Mantel I i :i il. Ingeniousi-onti iv auci-s I'orhidiu ; or rend -r-Ing unsightly objects ornat, coital are ever wel.-ome where home art and home comfort lire considered. The cut here presented represents a practi cal arrangement, described in Demurest' Magazine, for concealing an unsightly fire place, whe i not in use, and at the same time furnishing a convenient and ornamental scat. 'Take u box made of pine U turds, o.' a proper 1 -ugtii to fit under the mantelshelf low enough so that alter the top is cushioned the mantel w ill still U' sullicieiitly aho e th -heal to prevent interfeivntv ami wide enough to le comfortable. If pillows mv to b-used nt the btick arrange the top with hinges, so t '.ml the box can be used us u re ceptacle, if ilesiiisl. Cover the sides and ends with chosen material moreen, wool sntine, colored Canton llauuel, cretonne, or any furniture covering laying it sniiiothly on the ends, or gathered lull in the middl. and ornamented with a bow or pompon, ns in the illustration. If the Itox is liist slightly padded or covered wilhsiiin t thick material tho outer covering w ill luok better. Make a cu .hioii for the top, and stuff it wilh hair or excelsior, or even hay it more convenient, and cover it wilh the ..one goods us the sides. .Several thicknesses of old ingrain curpeting, tied together at intervals liko n comfortable, or a thin mattress, will serve the purpose. Fasten this iermuiu-iitly to the box if it is to Ut used only for a seat ; but attach it with hooks und rings if it Ls to be employed as a trunk, so thut it can bo removed when it is necessary to raise the cover. MA.vn:i. iiivan. The outer drapery can be made as fanciful ns one may desire, or as simple as necessity limy demand. The illustration represents a handsome one crocheted in ufi'han stiteh,antl the pillows are coered to match. This can Ut sustcinleil by small rings run on a rod at the top, that can betittisl into small brackets sich as arc used lor sluule rollers, i.licre the drapery meets the s-at sew on t!ie wrong side a row (if small rings t hat can U' passed over hooks or small nail., in the back of the box, driven at such an angle that the rings will not shjt off easily; or a ril.Um or tape could be passed over tho outside and tacked at the ends. An inc-eniotis woman will con trivo something for the purpose that will just meet her necessities. The most inexensive material for this dra-ry is cretonne, and it can le divided into panels, as in I he illustration, by bands of plain colored silcsia or satiue. How Macaroni Is Mini o. Macaroni is a dish of which most children are very toiiil, out how many, I wonil-r, really know what it is mid how it is made. Chancing to overhear a con versa! ion between a small hoy mid his sister ou the subject of the origin of their favorite dish, I discovered they thought, it was some sort of product which grows out of the ground. Xow, in point of fact, macaroni is simply n mixture of Hour and water, with a little extract to give it flavor and a little saffron to impart n le yellow hue. The paste is mixed in a huge wooden Uwl, in which revolves a heavy wheel that stirs tip the mass. When the paste has biH-n sutllciently stirred it is turned into a great metal bowl or vessel, above which is a stamp working by steam jniwer. As this stamp comes down on tho paste it is pressed through the Utttoin of tho Uwl, which is a copjier die punctured with holes the size and shape of the macaroni, these stra nus are often several yards King, and are stretched out on tables or shelves to dry after they have been cut up into suitable lengtui to place in the boxes for sale. Yorkshire I.unrh Cake. This cake serves for breakfast, lunch or tea and is reputed to lie toothsome enough to transform a dysteptie into nn angel. Roll out rich puff lsiste into a found half an inch thick and the sue of n breakfast plate; spivad ftn it u sund of currants ami a little candied lemon teel ehowHsl and thoroughly steein-d in ruin or brandy. Over this place another round of paste und unite the edges closely. Cut into ipiarters, but leave them rloM together, ami l-uke iminediuteiy. tn-rve either hot or cold. A Small Kuast. llememU'r that tho smaller the roast of meat, the hotter should be the oven. The surface should be crusted quickly to keep In the juices. In a slow oven the meat jjra tu- lly dries up. heress it ought to come on to I he table full of nutritious juice. OSKIMI AND HIS FATHER. CRITICAL AND PRACTICAL NOTES BY PROF. SAMUEL I. CURTISS. r.e.sitn IV of the I nleriiitl loinil St-ile, Si-i-oiiil Oiuutei', fur Minibiy. April Text of the l.ositn, .en-sls xlvll, l-it. l.ttltlen T-t, rpheslmis l, !. The king of Fgypt, whose ollieial title wan Pharaoh igreal lioii-e), who is believed by eminent Egyptian M-huliics, as we have seen, to hit ve U-eii .epl, lint last of the llyksot. or shepherd kings, hiiuw'lf a Semite liU J-eph, tisk a lively interest in the coming of Jacob and his sous to Fgypt l!en. x!v, bil. To this end he furnished wagons to convey the old patriarch, the women mid the children. At tlrst Jacob could not U-lieve the news thai his son was alive and ruler or the laud of the i'huriiohs (V. '.'Oi. It doubtless seemed to 1 1 i III like a fairy tale, lint when httbiiw the wagons he could doubt no longer, and t Mil; his jour ney to Kgypt (lieu, xh, -T; xlvi, U). lie probably took the usual road, along tho shore of the Metiileri aneiin. Josi ph went to tioshi-u that, ho might welcome his father almost at the boundary of the country, mid that he might prepare him for his interview with the king ivs. '.".I ,"4i. This was necessary because Joseph's fatlu-r and lu-ethren be longed to the despised class of shepherds, who were regarded us following a disgraceful employment. Although the I'hitruoh to whom they Hereto be introduced belongtsl to a dynasty which had spruti from kIii -herds, and therefore would naturally rei-cive Jacob with more favor than one of the native i'lgyptiuu kings, yet even this shepherd dynasty during the 100 or ."00 years of their power must havo U-conie pretty well Kgypt iauii.nl. THE I.KSSO.V. Josttph's Nobility (vs. l-"i. It was, then, a mark of a imble spirit not only that Joseph should U' ready to have these brethren come to Kgypt, I -.it that lie should inform 1'huraou of their coming and should present them in person, especially as we see from Hie monu ments that the shepherds were the objects of ridicule and caricature, lie did not attempt to conceal from the king what their occupa tion was, but tells him plainly that their thicks and their herds have come w ith them, lb-takes live of them and presents them to the king. When the king asks them what their occupation is they answer, ns Joseph had instructed them, ''Thy servants are shepherds, both wo and our fathers." This frank confession is in striking contrast with the deception which in earlier years was prac ticed by his father, his uncle and his brethren. We may, therefore, praise Joseph not only for his chastity under temptation, but also for exact truthfulness when he would surely be compromised by tho clear evidence of his ignoble origin, as seen in the occupation of his brethren. (Jo.shen (v. 4). Their request that they might dwell in the land of (ioshen, whieh was situated in the Tanitic iiomo of tho delta, U tween the Neheiinytit! and l'elusiae, branches of the Nile, was a very suitable one, for this country whs especially adapted for gracing. Here llio cattle of l'haraoli were doiihllcss pastured. They would thus l.o among shepherds and kindred Semites-, far away from the Kgyptian population, who would lie offended by their presence, und con veniently near the Egyptian boundary and the high road to the land which had been promised their fathers. Vs. 5, (I. With Oriental hospitality l'ha raoli offers Joseph t he liest of tho land as I their dwelling place, but sjie-ifii.-s Uoshen in accordance with their request; and since they must be shepherds he raisen among them such as may lie cumin-tent to the rank of rovnl shepherds, by directing Joseph to choose men from his brethren to superintend the care of his cattle. Joseph and Pharaoh (vs. 7-10). Joseph reserves the interview of his father with I'hn ro'di until after his brethren have left. Jacob's U-uring in tho presence of the Kgyp tian monarch is worthy of tho heir of tho great .promises made fo Abraham und of the progenitor of the people of redemption and of the Messiah. He seeks no favors, but con fers a favor in the blessing which lie pro nounces on l'haraoli. The king asks him how old he is. Tho vener able man replies that the days of bis pilgrim age (sojouriiings, lie vised Version, margin) have U-on I'M years. His answer indicates three things: di That he has boenu wanderer. He has not had any settled home. His father and grandfather dwelt in tents in a land where they owned no property except a grave (Acts x ii,. "; compare lien, xxiii, IT;.'!'). Twentv years he had spent with i.abun in Harau .(Ion. xxxi, ."S, and now he had come, to ss nd his declining years in Kgypt. He could not call any country his own. a') His days in retrivpect seemed few when com pared with these of Ternh and Abraham (ilea, xi, '!W; xxv, S). (1!) The days bad U-t n evil. Through his ow n fault lio had led a troubled !i!'j when hu luinht have hail a happy one. Kvcr since the hour when ho de ceived his lather (lien, xxii, VJ-iM), one flitter eXTienee uiier another hicl lielallen him. Hard work and exposure w hen in the service of his I nele Labun; . disapX)intinent regard ing the choice of his heart; bickering arising from a iKtlvganious relation not contracted through his own fault; tho disgraceful con duct of his children; the death of Uai.-hel; the loss of Joseph, mid the very trying exper iences during the years of famine had lieen his lot. Jacob had enjoyed but little, owing to the bad start which ho made at tfie begin ning. Vs. 10-1 "i. But Jacob had a spiritual ex-IH-rience. He had known the i-ower of prayer in the time or trouble (!on. x.xxii, '-'-'-.'JO; IJos. xii, 4). Thus the blessing which he could speak when he first saw I'liaraoli and when he parted with him was of value. Joseph's Kindness. Joseph's subsequent conduct in relation to his father und brethren is worthy of all praise. He did all in his power to make them happy. There wiis evi dently no effort on his part to cause his brethren pain Itecauseof their cruel treatment of him years Itefore. Hut they must have de spised themselves when they thought of the jiost and of his present kindness to them, which was liko coals of fire on their head (Rom. xii, 20). Ha placed them in the best of the hind, the land of llanieseg, and nourished them according to the nuinlter of their little : ones (Revised Version; or, Hebrew, according to the mouth of tho little ones). While the little children of the Egyptians might have an insufficient supply, thechildren of Joseph's brethren had an abundance. IOlXTS TO II K nEMEMUEREO. 1. As Joseph w as not ashame 1 to acknow l edge his brethren, although they followed an occupation which was the butt of ridicule among the Egyptians, so we should never be ashamed to do right. 2. We should never utter an untruth for fear of lieing disgraced. U. We should nht lie ashamed of a useful calling. It is better to I a faithful employe than an unsuccessful employer. 4. "Heirs of God and joint heirs with Jetu Christ'' have a better inheritance than any earthly monarch. It is better to be Jacob than riiaraoh. ft. New rrpHtnrps in Phl'Ut mnt. &nff'r frvr their triors like those who are not Christians. A uaUlak ciaJe iu youta often caU drk I alidow over the entire life of hiinwhoha i-pfs'nteil ami iKtin forgiven. (Sunday School World. Mullhitlon of Tra.le Itollam. "l) There will Is) considerabht delay In the re ilemption und payment of these dollars, and those w ho thought thut all they would liar to do was to go niitl get their money will b ladly di-apointed, and it may lie a longtime U-foie they mo waited iisai. The rapacity for counting the dollurs is only f lon.iHK) per day. They have toUt received, counte.1, and, if found correct, then certified to uiul paid. Hence the delay. Hut a new and big cause fur aim in among boldeii of the trade dollar hrw Jll'well If llutt tlcjtrll' fill tliM tli,.lA dollars coming back from China (ire mutilated or "clipped," and these are only bought aa f bullion and not redeemed foi f I. The i Chinese had a habit, and it lias proved a bad f one, of "rlipping," or marking wilh some of their out kunlish characters each dollar that came into their iHissession. These marks told of the character of silver and weight in each coin. Thousands of the dollars havo as many as six or eight different I 'bluest) stumtiK, or "dips," on them. All thus mutilated are no good, except oa bullion. Now, us the trade dollar was coined for the Chinese, it is probable that a large majority of the coin is thus mutilated, and that is what iiikes the count at thi assay '. ofiices so slow. Another scheme of mutila- tion was the disfiguring of tho Goddess of I.iU-rty on the face of the dollar. On soma of tho coins sent to tho treasury here, tho poor goddess has U-en almost denuded of her flowing robes, and placed in awkward posi tions. A large number of sample have been sent to SiH-retnry Fairchild and Treasurer Jordan, and tho artistic sketches are remarkable. Ti'piisiirt-e Joril-ill hw ft hll-wi tmnil ! nf nnitm mutilated by the Chinese. All coins in tbs if least mutilated, scratched, or punctured ar 1 ...r.i.,.1 nt,.l,,lir aeenf tt.wl nu l.tli.t Tl.Ia J decidou has alarmed some of tho seculatora north, who went in heavy and purchased millions of dollars' worth of the trade dollar all the way from 8.1 to !" cents, and they ar anxious now to close out their lots at preferring to lose tho half cent now than lose more when the coin is examined and found mutilated, for advices received here are that many of the millions to be redeemed are in such a condition that they will only be purchased as bullion. Baltimore American. Onn-s ronTit.roltH, Tfnfti-sonr Troup. 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