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ovu STORY by th«
Hlghwiy and Byway** Preacher
(A Viaten Between the Line# of Cod's
Inspired Word.)
(Ucpji.gbt. Mtt. J. M luiM.)
Scripture Authority“And the boys
OTew; and Beau sms a cunning hunter, a
tuan of thr fitld; and Jacob was a plain
■nan. dwelling in tents And Isaac loved
®sau, because he did eat of his vension;
but Rebekah loved Jacob."—Gen. 25:27. 28.
ELLO, Esau! Off
again, are you?’’
called Jacob, pois
ing the jar of
goat's milk on bis
shoulder and paus
ing in front of his
mother's tent to
look after his
brother, who.
equipped for the
chase, was just
starting out.
"Which way this
Esau turned bis
ht-tid at tiic sound of the voice, but with
out stopping he replied, bluntly:
“Same old chase. Bound to get that
uutelope to-day.”
“I'd give it up, if 1 were you.” ex
claimed Jacob.
"Humph! 1 know you would,” shout
ed bark the hunter. “If father depend
ed on you he'd never know the taste oi
Esau had a good-natured contempt
for his brother. He viewed him as a
sort of a weakling, and on occasion did
not hesitate to express himself on that
point, as in the present instance. But
although Jacob felt the thrust he ven
tured no reply, but turning, entered the !
tent, while Esau continued at a vigor
out gait down the path.
It was evident that Rebekah had over
heard the last remark of Esau, for as
she took the Jar from Jacob she ejacu
lated with much spirit, at the same lime
casting a swift glance in the direction
of Isaac, who sat on the farther side
cf the tent:
“VeniBon is not the ouly thing to be
"What's that, mother,” he said, look
ing up.
“1 say that Esau better stay at home
and help look after things instead of
trailing some frightened deer over the
mountainside. We need him more than
we need his venison!”
Jacob did not linger to hear what
reply his father would make, but hur
ried off to attend to one of the lambs
which his watchful eye had discovered
that morning lying with one of its legs
injured. He was a careful husband
man. and had it not been for his faith
fulness, the easy-going, venison-loving
Isaac would have been poorer by many
a Iamb, and many a measure of grain.
And so while Esau roamed the fields
with wild, free spirit, Jacob busied
himself at home. He was a keen cal
culator, and careful manager, knowing
how to obtain the largest increase, or
drive the sharpest bargain, and his
mother's nature and spirit were in per
fect harmony with her thrifty son. But
Isaac loved Esau. He ate of his venison,
and delighted in the stories of the chase,
perhaps because his nature and train
ing under the gentle Sarah had shut
him out of that wild realm in which
his big, strong, agile son reveled.
Now Isaac had long since learned
that he was do match for .Kebekab's
sharp tongue and so on this occasion
he maintained a discreet silence, and
presently sbe continued her complaint.
"One would think from Esau’s shift
less, worthless habits that the only
worthy ambition in life was to Jjunt
venison, and the only thing worth do
ing after it was killed was to ea{ it.”
Isaac winced under the sharp thrust,
and feeling that some kind of a show ac
defense must be made, he said:
“Who was it cleaned out that den
of lions after the flocks had been rav
aged? Who was it that trailed the great
she bear that had killed one of the cam
el*, and fearlessly attacking her In her
lair, and fought her in hand-to-hand
conflict and slew her? Who was it vyho
set the traps which caught the foxes
that were causing us so much trouble?
Mrely Esau has served ua well on more
than one occasion!”
“All that is true,” Rebekah admitted,
“but If the 4-a.re and management of
the flocks and herds had been left to
Esau, there would have been none for
Hons, or bears <*■ other beasts to have
"Ob. well. wini the responsibility of
the inheritance welder son comes upon
him he will change." apologized the fa
ther. ever ready to make excuses for
bis favorite son
"Yes, char**!” aniiled Kebekah.
skeptically "Hf's been changing for
the worse ever sinoe be was a boy.
Never could be (KpeoderI on."
And It was true, furaa a mere lad he
•had manifested the wild free nature, and
If set to tend the sheep ho was more
than likely to beoosive interested in set
ting some trap in bbe field and forget ail
About .his charge Or if sent on an er
rand a skurrving rabbit or other small
iuilmal was sure to lewipf him from the
pathway and that was the last of the
errand. And as he grew into young
mao hood, he chaffed more and wore
under restraint and the work and life
of the home, and for this reason he made
the distant Ovids, and wood* and mom
Inina his favorite retreat.
Such habits were a constant source
nf Irittation to the thrifty mother, and
«be coaxed and arnlded. and even tried
lo drive tier rerr.sa.nt son to abandon
♦ uth an aimless life But it was all to
no purpose, and na’urA.ly her affect ion
and pride centered in the steady, pg
lienl,plodding. pipvJdeot Jacob.
Bwt to tfco mind of luac Vkm Itif
»k>o bad gone far enough, and to —cape
further controversy be withdrew, with
out making any reply to bia wife's last
remark. And she was equally anxious
to end the interview, for Isaac's ref
erence to Esau's inheritance as the
elder son set her to thinking and she
wanted to be alone. She had become
so accustomed to Jacob's managing,
and his domination next to his father
in the domestic affairs that she thought
of his being always in that place, and
forgot that Esau's right — elder son
would some day change it all.
“Was it right?" she asked herself,
"when service and character and every
thing which the mother could think of
except the circumstances of birth over
which he had no control proclaimed him
the one entitled to the privileges of the
elder son?"
The drift of her thought carried her
bark over the years and she found her
self searching her memory for light.
The strange circumstances preceding
the birth of the two boys and the words
of the Lord when she had gone to in
quire of Him concerning the matter,
bad never beeu understood by her. and
now she found herself saying over and
over again the words which the Lord
had spoken so many years before: "The
elder shall serve the younger. Tbs
elder shall serve the younger.”
So absorbed was she In her thoughts,
that she did not hear footsteps, and the
voice of her son at the tent door star
tled her violently.
"Who were you talking to. mother?” i
"I talking? Did 1 speak?” exclaimed
the surprised woman, regaining her
ies,” replied Jacob, "you've been
saying over and over again: 'The elder
shall serve the younger. The elder shall
serve the younger.’ just as if you were
reciting your lesson or trying to mem
oriz-e a part.”
“Well, 1 don't wonder I've been speak
ing aloud when my thoughts have been
so wrought up and disturbed,” was the
nervous rejoinder, the color mounting
to her cheeks as she realized that one
of the hidden secrets of her heart had
been revealed and that her son would
next be asking for an explanation. And
the request was not long delayed, for
Jacob coming to his mother s side and
looking searcbingly into her eyes, asked
“What do you mean, mother, by say
ing: 'The elder shall serve the
younger?’ ”
The mother was troubled and per
plexed. How could she explain some
thing she did not and could not under
stand herself? But she knew she must
say something, and so she told him
as simply and frankly as she could the
circumstances of the Lord's message.
Jacob listened with an intensity that
almost startled his mother, and when
she had finished, they both sat in silence
for some minutes. Was it a feeling of
exultation, of triumph, or simply a
fervid recognition of the Divine element
In his life which swept over Jacob as he
sat there and thought of his brother,
and the possibilities of the future years.
But suddenly a cloud swept over his
face. The mother noted the change of
mood; the swift descent from the
ecstatic to the morose. Catching the
thought with her quick intuition whic h
had flashed through the mind of Jacob
and wrought the change, she said, as she
pressed his hand, reassuringly:
“But the right of the elder son? Yes,
we shall have to wait!”
Three days passed and no Esau. The
morning he had departed he had made
bis boast that he would return at night
with the antelope which had so re
peatedly defied his skill as a hunter, but
he had not come. Little attention waa
given the matter, for he often remained
away days at a time. At first Isaac
was disappointed at not getting his
treat of venison, but as the second day
wore away into the third and still no
Esau it was plain to see that he was
uneasy over the hunter's absence.
Late in the afternoon while Jacob
was busy preparing a pot of succulent
beans Esau came in weary and empty
handed. The long tramp, the persist
ent chase, the scant provisions with
which he had been provided, ail told
a story of a hunter weary and famished.
And so the appetizing odor of the food
which Jacob was preparing came to
Esau's nostrils with a power which
could not be resisted. So eager was he
for the food that he did not notice th«
sarcasm of Jacob as he asked:
"Well, where’s father's venison ?”
“Give me.” he exclaimed, “some of
that pottage, for I am faint with hun
Like a flash there eaine to the mind
of Jacob the words his mother had
spoken: "The elder shall nerve the
younger." But the birthright? How it
loomed up before him!
"Sell me this day thy birthright,” ex
claimed Jacob, "and you may have all
the pottage you want. And It la fine!"
he added, as he took a dish and began to
0)1 it w-ith the appetizing food.
“Behold, I am at the point to die,**
impatiently cried Esau, "and what profit
shall this birthright do to me? Let me
have the pottage!”
"Swear! Swear to me this day that
It shall be mine." insisted the cautious
Ja«ob. withholding the bowl of steaming
pottage, while the pleasant aroma carne
crowding upon t.be nostrils of the fam
ished Esau.
"Yea. I swear that It shall be thine!
H®re! Here! Only give me to eat!"
And he seized the food which Jacob
placed in front of him and ate a«
though there was never a i.awl but that
of the physical. And as the warm, suc
culent food filled bis stomach, tbera
stole over him that animal conteufrue nt
which comes u> those who know no
higher feelings than the mere needs of
thp body. And when be had eaten and
druiken. he rose up and went his way,
and f.’e wily Jacob, as he wa’ebv’d him
depart, muttered ro him*e’f:
"V'erlfj, tLe elder shall »«rve .th*
younger." ^
No Scop* la the Family.
Mary Ana fo'Hooley—Sure. Bedelta
ser th* tacber won't let her cum to
school agin until she's afther bein'
Pat O’Hooley— Bedad. Oi’ll not have
her vaccinated. Oi’m a union moo,
an' Oi'll hev no scabs in th’ family.-—
N. Y. Times.
An Estimate of Himself.
He—My! haven't you forgotten that
little joke of mine yet?
She (coldly)—No. I haven't.
“And you’re still mad at me?"
“Well, that's just like a woman, to
get mad at nothing."—Philadelphia
Broke the News.
“Dearest.” whispered Cordelia, after
she had captured the coveted solitaire.
“I have a confession to make. I am a
cooking school graduate."
Clarence shuddered. -v
“Oh. well,” he replied, after the man
ner of one resigned to his fate, ”we
can board.”—Columbus Dispatch.
Singular Bequests.
There is a story of an American mur
derer who left J2.p>0 by his will to his
executioner. This tale is now matched
by one from Paris. A wine merchant of
that city face to face with financial ruin
planned suicide, but first set aside a
dozen bottles of wine for the under
Gome*’ Reprimand.
The late (Sen. Maximo Gomez once
caught one of his brigadiers selling
brown sugar to the Spaniards. Gomez
stripped the traitor of his stars and
said: “From this time forth you are
Hrig. Knspadurn.” which, translated,
is brigadier Sugar Cake.
To Cana for Water.
The boy had to describe our Lord's
first miracle The turning of water into
wine, he wrote, was the first miracle
and it happened at Cana. Then he add
ed: “And after that everybody went
to Cana for water.”
Warning to Be Heeded.
On the beach near nn English town
a sign bearing this legend was nailed
to a post:
Notice—Any person passing beyond
this point will be drowned. By order
of the magistrates.”
Big Crow Hunt.
A crow hunt was recently held by 39
hunters of Elgin and Kane counties,
Illinois, lasting two days. Their rec
ord was 1,131 crows, besides 50 butcher
birds and five liawks. The score of
sides was 571 and SCO.
Foxy Pa.
"Pa. why do you always Insist on
my singing when Mr. Spoozleton
comes here?”
“Well, I don't like the fellow, and
yet I hate to come right out and tell
hirn to go.”—Chicago Record-Herald.
Musicians Play Chess.
In a London theater, at which a
musical play is having a long run, the
members of the orchestra play chess
on miniature boards during the waits
between acts.
Consider the Wasp.
“The wasp is a disputatious crea
ture, to be Rure,” observed the profess
or, “but it always carries its point.”—
Chicago Tribune.
Good for Motorists.
A Ixmdon curio dealer has In hit
window a placard reading: “Several
bits of armor for sale—suitable for
With Reason.
Russian authors are not taking thelv
heroes from the military.—Washing,
ton Post.
CATTLE—Common. $3
Heavy steer* . 4
CALVES- Bitra _(5
H(Xi8—Ch. packer* .5
Mixed packers .... 5
BHEEP—Extra . 4
LAMBS—Spring ....
FLOTTR-- Spring pat.
WHEAT—No. 2 red.
No. 3 red .
CORN—No 2 mixed.
No. 2 white.
OATS- No. 2 mixed.
RYE—No. 2 new
HAY—Ch. timothy ..
PORK—Clear mess..
LARD—Steam . 7
BUTTER Ch. dairy.
Choice creamery ..
APPLES Choice ... 2
POTATOES Per bbl 1
TOBACCO New .... 5
Old . 4
July 22.
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59 %
®12 50
©14 35
12 lit to 7 25
to 14
to 22
to 3 00
to 1 75
913 00
to 14 76
PI.OCR —Winter nat. 6
WHEAT—No. 2 ted.
No. 3 red
CORN—No. 2 mixed.
OATS— No. 2 mixed.
RYE—No. 2.
PORK-Mess .12 90
io n
92 %©
92 to
5 30
1 05
58 %
©12 95
LARD- Steam . 7 87%© 8 00
New Tor*.
FLOCK Win. st'rfs. 4
WHEAT—No. 2 red.
CORN—No. 2 mixed.
OATS- No. 2 mixed.
RYE Western .....
PORK—Moss .13
LARD—Steam .
B.-' Itimora.
WHEAT- No. 2 red.
COHM No in ix< {).
I'M I LB Steers ... 4
SHEEP—No. 1. 3
WHEAT—No. 2 red.
CORN—No. 2 mixed. #
OATS—No. 2 mixed.
PORK—Mess .
LARD—Steam .
WHEAT—No. 2 red.
CORN—No. 2 mixed.
OATS—No. 2 mixed.
CO © 4
50 to 14
to 7
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00 © 4
00 to 3
to e
»v to
59 %
Who Hud Something to Soy About
Politics and Who Learned
Once there vu s man who complained
that tmworthy meu were too freouentlv
elected to office, relate* the Chicago
“Do you attend the primaries?" asked
hi* bruit r*.
“1 do not,” he said.
“Then you have no right to kick.’* they
told him. “lt'a the duty of every good
riliaen to attend the prtmaric* and are
that the beat men are choaeu a» candi
cates "
Whereupon he began attending the pri
He worked faithfully for the noraina
tion of sober, honest and reputable can
Hut it did no good.
The other fellow* turned out in greater
numbera and outvoted him, and bud men
were Din)mated and elected to office, a*
He felt that he had a right to kick thia
tune, and he complained again.
“Do you attend tb* primaries?** hia
hearer* aaked him.
“1 do.’’
“Then you ought to keep your mouth
shut." they aaid. “You arc a part of the
crowd that nominates bad men, and you
are responsible for them”
Moral: Do you get off her* or wait toll
the ear atop*?
Getting Hi* Mind Off Sugar.
“Why didn't you want your husluuid to
go and play with the ohildren in the
►andv” asked one lady of another, at a
Florida resort.
“Because he came her* to get hi* mind
off of business,” waa the reply.
“Oh, 1 didn't know your husband was
in the retail grocery business! Y onkers
Especially for Women.
Champion, Mich., July 24th.—(Special).
—A case of especial intercut to women is
that of Mrs. A. Wellett. wife of a well
known photographer here. It is best
given in her own words.
“1 could not sleep, my feet were cold
and my limbs cramped." Mrs. Wellett
states. "1 had an awful hnrd pain ncross
inv kidneys. I had to get up three or four
times in the night. I was very uervou*
and fearfully despondent.
"1 had been troubled in this way for
five years when I commenced to use
Dodd’* Kidney 1’ills, and what they
caused to come from my kidneys will
hardly stand description.
"Bv the time i had finished one box of
Dodo’s Kidney 1'ills I was cured. Now
1 can sleep well, my limbs do not cramp.
1 do not get up in the night and I feel
better than 1 have in years. 1 owe my
health to Dodd’s Kidney Bills."
Women's ills are caused bv Bise^'d
Kidneys; that’s why Dodd’s Kiduey iTlls
always cure them.
"A few men," ssid Uncle Khen, "will
five vou advice Vase dey honestly want
o help. An 'a whole lot will do it foh
de satisfaction of remindin' you of yob
hard lu< k an' puttin' on airs. ' Wash
mglon Mar.
Is Your Strength What It Should BeP
Can you work as energetically, or walk
as far. climb the stairs as rapidly as you
used to? Are your nerves as steady, and
your memory as good as formerly? Pains.
Weakness, Nervous Exhaustion, Weak
Memorv, Rheumatism, Indigestion, Ca
tarrh, Misuse and the various Blood and
Nervous troubles cause premature old age,
shorten life —’ *- ' x
using Buahi
gists, or »cut by Dr. C. Puaheck, Chicago.
It is an odd fart that the most expert
marksman cannot ential the unerring ac
curacy of the stray bullet in reaching Lbs
musk. Baltimore American.
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smarting, sweating feet. Makes new shoes
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Don’t accept any substitute. Sample FREE.
Address A. S. Olmsted, J>e Roy, N. Y.
When it comes to a quirk parting ths
fool and his money are a close second to
a woman and her secret.
Biso’s Cure for Consumption is an infalli
ble medicine for coughs and colds.—N. VV.
Samuel, Ocean drove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900.
The best way to profit by your mis
takes is to have them debited to some one
gain your
Shapes the Destiny of Men—The Influence of a
Healthy Woman Cannot Be Overestimated.
Seven-eighths of the
men in this world merry
e women because aha is
beeutiful in their eyes—
because she has the quali
ties which inspire admira
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There is a beauty in
health which is more at
tractive to men than mere
regularity of feature.
The influence of women
glorious in the possession
of perfect physical health
upon men and upon the
civilization of the world
could never be measured,
lteoause of them men have
attained the very heights
of ambition; because of
them even thrones have
been established and de
What a disappointment,
then, to see the fair young
wife’s beauty fading away
before a year passes over
her head 1 A sickly, half
dead-and-alive woman,
especially when she is
the mother of a family,
is a damper to all joyous
ness in the home, and a
drag upon her husband.
1 he cost of a wife s con
stant illness is a serious
drain upon the funds of a
household, and too often nil the doc
toring does no good.
if n womnn finds her energies arc
flagging, and that everything tires her,
di»rk shadows utqx'ar under her eyes,
her sleep is disturbed by horrible
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Following we publish, by request, a
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Mrs. liessie Ainsley of 611 South 10th
Street, Tacoma, Wash., writes :
Dear Mrs. Pinkh&m:—
| “ Ever since my child was born I have suf
fered, as I hope few women ever have, with
inflammation, female weakness, bearing-down
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I A4fs. Bessie Ainsley
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Remember Lydia IS. Vinlihatn's Vege
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Women should remember that a cure
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The fellow who nine down other peo
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Many a moral squint cornea from a
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Let Common Sense Decide
Do you bonestly believe, that coffee sold loose (in bulk), exposed
to dust, germs and insects, passing
through many hands (Mims of
them not orer-clean)/ “blended,”
you don’t know how or by whom,
is fit for your use 1 Of course you
don t But
to tnolkcr story. The green
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lodges at the plantation, are
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tories, where precautions yon
would not dream of are taken
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From the time the coffee leave*
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Red, Rough, Oily Complexions,
gently smear the face with Cuti
cura Ointment, the great Skin
Cure, but do not rub. Wash off
the Ointment in five minutes with
Cuticura Soap and hot water, and
bathe freely for some minutes.
Repeat morning and evening. At
other times use Cuticura Soap for
bathing the face as often as agree
able. No other Skin Soap so pure,'
so sweet, so speedily effective.
dalVata m.dU-taal aad «*>.t
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I Antisi
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•top# diacbarffa, heals tnflammatlo* and local
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Pa*tine I* In powder form to b« diaaolved In par*
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