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OIXJMON'S anatomical and physlo : logical ' discoveries were so very great i that h« was nearly three thousand years ahead of the soieutlsts of his day. He, Wore than one thousand years before Christ, seemed to know the circulation of the blood, -which Harvey discovered sixteen Wm-Ared and nineteen years after Christ," for when Solomon, In Eecleslasteg, Ascribing the human body, speaks of the pitcher at the fountain, he evidently means the three canals leading .from the heart that receive the blood .Jltre pltcherg.—'When hB Bpeaka-ln Bcs- •cleslastes of the silver cord of life, he 'Evidently means the -spinal, marrpw, about which, in our day, Doctors Mayo And Carpenter and Dalton and Flint *nd Brown-Sequard have experimented. . And Solomon recorded . in the tgjllble, thousands'-of years before scl- -entists discovered It, that In bin time tho spinal cord relax6d In old Tige, producing the tremors of hand and fcead: "Of the silver cord be -loosed." In the text he reveals the tact that 'he had studied that largest gland of the human system, the liver, not by the •electric light of the modern dissecllne TOorn, but by the dim light of a comparatively dark ago,, and yet had seen Its important functions in'the God- T)ullt castle of the human body, its selecting and secreting powe^, its curious cells, Its elongated branching tubes, a Di^pie workmanship "In cen- N-traL-and right and • Itepatlc artery through which flow the -crimson tides. Oh, this vital organ is like the eye of God In that It never sleeps; • ... '. Solomon knew, ot It, and had noticed "either In vivisection or post-mortem •what awful attacks sin and dissipation make upon it, until the. flat of Al' mighty God bids the body ,and soul •^ separate, one > it commends . to the " $rave, • and the other Jt sends to< Judgment A javelin of retribution, ' -not felancing .off or making a slight wound, but piercing it from side to side "tUl a dart strike through his ;' liver." Galen and Hippocrates ascribe ',,to the liver the most of the world's i* moral depression, and the word mel- •' ancholy means black bile. - ' • -I preach to you the Gospel of Health. ' In taking a diagnosis of diseases of the ;;. soul you must also take a diagnosis of diseases, of the body. As if to recog- -jnize this, one'whole book'of the New Testament was' written by a physician." . Xfnke was a" medical doctor,; and he -discourses much of the 'physical conditions, and be tells of the good'Sa- maritan's medication of the wounds by " 'pouring in oil and wine.' and recognizes hunger as a hindrance to hearing the Gospel, so that the five thou, sand .wore fed; he also records the sparse diet of the'prodigal away from 'home, and the extinguished eyesight 'of the beggar by the wayside, and lets us know of the .'hemorrhage .of the wounds of the dying Christ and the ^iraculous post-mortem resuscitation. 'Aay- estimate ;of the spiritual - condition- that does not include also the « physical condition is incomplete. ^ When the doorkeeper of congress , fell dead from excessive Joy because Burgoyne had surrendered at Saratoga, ' and Philip the Fifth of Spain dropped dead at the news of his country's de, teat In battle, and Cardinal Wolaey 1 faded away aa the result of Henry the - ^Eighth's anathema, It was demonstrated! that the body and soul are Siamese twins, and when 'you thrill 'the one "'with Joy or sorrow you thrill the other, We may as well recognize the tre- > niendous fact that; there are two mighty fortresses In the human body, the heart and the liver; the heart the fortress of the graces, the liver the fortress of the furies. You may have the head filled with all intellectual!* < ties and the ear with all musical appreciation 1 , and itjie mouth with all elo- ' quonce, and the hand with all industries, and the heart with all generosities, and yet "a,dart strike through the - ifver." '•../-..'' .• \ •••••.'•-' 's .. -,-. . My friend, Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Jones, •" of Philadelphia, a translated ^spirit ' uowi wrote a book entitled, "Man,' Moral and Physical," in which he shows Ihow different the same things may . appear to different people. He says: •"After the great battle on the Minclo in 1859, Between the French and the Sardinians on the one side and the besti traveling a, long while, b«t the in yonr physical conditions makes It look different, and therefore the two reports you have given of yourself are Ah widely different as the reports in the London Times from ttie two correspondents.. EdwArd payaon, sometimes so far up on the Mount that if seemed as if the centripetal force of earth could no longer hold htm,, sometimes through a physical disorder was so far down that It seemed as if the nether world would clutch him. Poor William Cowper was a most excellent Christian, and will be loved in the Christian church as long as it sings his hymns beginning "There is a fountain filled with blood," "Oh, for a closer walk with God," "What various hindrances we meet," and "God moYea In a mysterious way." Yet was lie BO overcome of melan* choly, or black -bile, that It was only through the mistake of the cab driver who took hlm_ id & wrong-place,_in-_ stead of the river bank, that he did not commit suicide. - '.' Spiritual condition so mightily affected by the physical state, what a great opportunity this gives.to the Christian physician, lor he can feel at the-same time both,the pulse of the body and the pulse of the soul, and he can administer to both at once, aud If medicine Is needed he can give that, and if spiritual .counsel-Is needed he can give that—an earthly and a Divine prescription at the same time— . call on not only the apothecary of earth, but the pharmacy of heaven! Ah, that Is the kind :of doctor I want at my bedside, one that cannot only count but the right number of drops, but who can also pray, That Is the kind of doctor I have, had in my house when sickness or death came. I do notwant any of your profligate or athe- .Istjc doctors ,arqu^nd.-my_.lojedpnes^ when the balances of life are trembling. A, doctor who has gone .through the medical college, and In dissecting room has traversed O the wonders of the human mechanism, and found.no God In any of the labyrinths, Is a fool, and cannot doctor me-or mine. But, oh, the, Christian doctors! : What a comfort they have been In many of our households! 'And they ought to have a warm place in our prayers as well as" praise on OAir tongues. My object at this point is not only to emollate the criticisms of those in good health against those In poor health, but to show Christian people who are atrabilious what Is the matter with them. Do not charge against the heart the crimes of another portion '(ot your organism. Do not" conclude that be- .cause the path/to heaven is notarbored with as fine a foliage, | or the banks beautifully snowed with .exquisite chrysanthemums• as'..once,.that therefore you are on the wrong road. The road will bring you out.at the same gate .whether you walk with the stride of an athlete or come up on crutches. Thousands ; of Christians, morbid about their experiences; and-morbid about their business,' and morbid, about the present, and morbid 'about the future, need the sermon I am now preaching. * *; * ., . : ".'. Some years ago a scientific lecturer went through' the country exhibiting' on great canvas different parts of the human body when , healthy, and the same parts wheri diseased. 'And what the .world wants now Is some eloquent scientist to" go through the country showing to our young .people on blazing canvas the drunkard's liver, tho Idler's liver, the libertine's liver, the gambler's liver. Perhaps 'the spectacle might atop some young man be- fore'he comes to the catastrophe, and the. dart strike through.-hfs' liver..'' •. My hearer, this is the first sermon you have heard on the .Gospel of HealtL-, rnd It may be the last y^ou will ever hear on that- subject, .and I charge you, in the name of God, and Christ, and usefulness, and eternal destiny, take better care of your health. When some of you, die,, if your friends put on your tombstone a truthful epitaph, It will read': "Here lies the victim of late ^suppers;" "or. it will bo: "Behold what lobster salad at midnight; will do for a man; 1 ' or it will be: "Ten cigars a day closed my earthly existence;" or it'will be; "Thought 1 could do at seventy what I- did at twenty, and I am here;" or it'will be: "Here is the consequence of sitting a half day with wet feet;" or it will be: "This Js where I have stacked my harvest of wild oats;' 1 or, instead'of words, the stone-cutter will chisel for'an epitaph on the tombstone two figures— namely, a dart and a liver. There Is a kind of sickness that Is beautiful when it comes from overwork for God, or-one's country, or n«rv»»n ( Hter on the fou^Tst on the wrong Md?, and when their sword is All hacked up and their ammtinltlon ail gone, they enlist for Emmanuel. When th« high-met- tled cavalry horse, which that man spurred Into many a cavalry charge with champing bit and flaming, eye and neck clothed with thunder, Is worn out and spavined and ring-boned and tpring-halt r he rides up to the great Captain of our Salvation on the white horse and oft era _h|s _ services, With such persons might have been, through the good habits of a lifetime, crashing their battle-ax through the helmeted Iniquities, they are spending their days and nights in discussing the best way of curing their indigestion, and quieting their Jangled nerves, and routing their laggard appetite, and trying to extract the dart from their outraged liver. Better converted late than never! Oh, yes; for they will get to heaven. But they will go afoot whon they might have wheeled Up the steed hills—of- the-sky- in—Elijah's! .chariot. There 'is an old hymn that we used ,to sing in the country meeting house when I was a boy, and I remember how the old folks' voices trembled with 'emotion while they sang it. I have forgotten all but two lines, but those lines are :/ the peroration of my sermon: 'Twill save us from a thousand snares To mind religion young. Don't Eat Cnleis Yon Are Htmgry* There ia a good old maxim which runs as follows: "In'time of peace prepare' for war," and this is as trues In connection with the question of diet in health as in other things. -Too many people assume that, because they ejijoy fairly good health, no improvement need be effected in their diet, but that this position is eminently untenable none who carefully consider the sub- -4cct--wlllidcny,-^ri!;ose = whofle -.practlco - bririgs them into contact > with 'the wealthier classes have frequently an opportunity of estimating the bad effects of Improper diet Aa.regards the poor, 'they are unable jto procure meat on account of their poverty, and, as a result, their diet is composed largely of carbohydrates. In the case of general sickness, or even without unfavorable, climatic conditions, both classes seem to be unable to resist attacks of disease. It is for the most part the apparently healthy people who are so quickly stricken down by disease", while the chronic invalid may pass through unscathed, and yet no one seem to understand that, conditions were present which predisposed the healthy man or woman to disease, and that these preexisting conditions were largely • duo to want of attention to diet. It would be. well for those who feel so sure that they are in perfect health to.consult a doctor for- Instructions how to avoid disease,—Ono very common mistake is to eat when not: hungry, simply because it Is "meal time," .and act. not one whit less stupid than, that of replenishing one's flre because one hears one's neighbors coal-scuttle rattling, regardless of the fact that "there is plenty of coal already on, and that any addition thereto, would be mischievous. It is hard to predict how will act. The behavior of a species in a new country Is frequently different from that in Its native locality. Being without its natural checks, it will Bome- t!m6a increase inordinately, as did the Icerya purchasi in California. The San Jose Bcalo, so destructive in the United States, attracts so little attention wherever it originally came from, that we do not to ihls day know with any certainty its original habitat: Species closely allied to the 'San -Jose stale, natives of the United States, are not nearly BO destructive. The red scale of the orange, Aspldlotus aurantll, In Jamaica never infests citrus fruits, but occurs on llgnum-vitae and palms; how different are Its, habits in California! In Japan there is a scale almost exactly Identical with the San Jqse scale, which infests citrus treeS; which the real San Jose scale never does in Amer- Tca7~TheTefore,-ln-vlcw^>fi8uchr facts as these, we can fairly say that we never know what we are in for, when we Introduce a new scale. . A traveler, bringing & little ornamental plant in a pot, may unwittingly ruin a great horticultural industry. Most of the worst scales are general feeders, and are liable to spread from garden or even hothouse plants to orchards. JCllmatlc barriers cannot always be trusted. • The rapid spread of some scale Insects shows that they can endure great differences of climate. While' the climatic barriers to the spread of some species are real and important, it will not do to trust too much to them. It la probable that the very rapid reproduction of coccldae enables them. to ^quickly adapt themselves to changes of climate, through the survival of the fittest. Thus if there are a million scales In an orchard which Is touched by frost, Austrians on the other,,sp disastrous to the latter, the defeated army retreated, followed by .the victors. A description Of tue march of each army la given •oy two correspondents of the ^London "Times, one of whom traveled with the successful host, .the other with the de. feated. The difference In views and statements of the same place, scenes and events, is remarkable. The for-* iu«f are eaid to be marching through a beautiful and Juxurlant country dur- Jisg the day, and. /at night/encamping they are supplied with aa abun- of the .best -provisions, and all safte of rural dainties, There is uotb,- mjjj of war about the proceeding except H?s atimulUB and excitement. Qn tha §1$e of the poor Austriana it is Just one's own family, I have seen wounda tbtit were glorious, J have seen an empty sleeve that was more beautiful than, the most .muscular "forearm. 1 have seen a green shade over the eye, shot oat in battle, that was more beau- One Cause of Freak Bills.. Senator Forney, of the Kansas state senate, (has a young daughter who tells why her, father Introduced so many freak bills in the senate. "Whenever he ran up against anything he didn't like," she says, "he would con^e home and write a bill again It There is one of his railroad bills, for Instance. We drove to town to church one night, and there was a freight train on the crossing, and it kept us there for twenty minutes. It annoyed pa dreadfully, and he went home and wrote, that bill to prohibit trains from-obstructing crossings more than five minutes. Then one night somebody stole all our chickens. The next day pa wrote his chicken bill. But you. will notice that the bill doesn't protect ducks. Pa don't like ducks. And he eaid if anybody wanted to steal them it was all rtgfiit—the ducks was punishment enough. Whenever pa sat down to write a bill we always knew that something had happened to him." ' will suffice to eventually restock the orchard, and with a comparatively frost-proof race. Be this as it may, the peach scale, Dlaspls amygdall, flourishes equally at Washington, D. C., and in the tropics; and many others could be cited which endure great differences of climate in different parts of their range. It will now be useful to consider the countries from which -we are liable to be infested. From Kurope we may expect many pests of shade trees and deciduous fruit-trees especially. For example, we have already received the maple Phenacoccus, the elm . Gossy- parla, the New York plum scale (so- called), the Lecanlum bituberculatum, etc. It must also be remembered that semi-tropical scales may and unqucs-. tlqjmbly do, spread by way of European,-hot-houses; in this way, for example, Orthczia inslgnis, a destructive West Indian species, was undoubtedly introduced Into Ceylon. From the West' Indies and Mexico countries wo may' expect ' especially pests of citrus fruits, of cotton, sugar cane, etc.; also the peach scale, Dlaspls amygciall, which has already reached this country. A further exploration 1 of Mexico and most of the Wes"t Indian islands is urgently needed, to determine the kjnds of Insect pests there occurring. From Japan', perhaps, we stand • in most danger. The climatic conditions permit -the growth of the same species of fruit trees as are grown In America, and of late Japanese .varieties have become very popular, end have been imported in quantity. . The peach scale, Dlaspis amygdall, Is common In Japan, and there are many other injurious species. Unfortunately, our knowledge of Japanese scale insects Is yet in its'infancy, and someone ought to be sent there for a year to study the subject on the spot. Some injurious species may also come from Australia, New Zealand, the Sandwich Islands, and in fact any place'whence plants are brought. Especial care should be taken to prevent the introduction of Asterolecanlum pustuslans from the Sandwich Islands; it already exists in Florida, and la common also in the West Indies. It especially infests oleander. . :~ tiful than any two eyes that had passed I j.j ch j ncome ; without injury*. I have seen an old .1 missionary -worn out with the malaria I of African Jungles, who looked to me more; radiant than # rubicund gymnast. I have seen a mother after six weeks' watching over a family of children down with scarlet fever, with a Origin of the Word Tariff, Every day when we open tne newspapers and read the political discussions in its columns, we are sure, to come across something about the tariff, sayp "Harper's Bound Table." JSvery one knows the meaning of the. 'word tariff; but it is not generally known where it originated. It is of Moorish origin, and descended to us from the time when the Moors occupied a goodly part of Spain. In those days they built a fort to guard the .atrait of .Gibraltar, and they called it,Tarlfa. It waa the custom of these people to levy duties according to .a fixed scale, which they u'dopted and changed irom- time to* time, even as much as we do our own tariff laws, on~ th'e merchandise of all vessels passing in ana out ot the Mediterranean; They claimed the right by virtue of strength, and for years netted a The Hayes The TtLomas Disc, The Sattley Spring Lift Tli© Corn Queen and Maiden CMtivator* The Hummer Bulky and d-atig, Tl^e Hustler Sulky and Ghing, Tne Superiof Force Feed Seeder* Tb e Gale Steel Lever Harrow, The Weber Wagon, The Aermotor Windmill, The Meyer's Pumps and Cylinders, And a full line' of Buggies, Carriages and Road Wagons. ROS. HIGHEST CRAPE- Are recognized as the money-makers of year. The successful business in '97 will be dona w,ith a high-grade machine liotod at a popular price, and Patee Bicycles fill the* bill. They have all tip- to-date improvements, narrow*., tread, large balls, Internal clamp and adustment of handle-bar, thorough relnfof ee-, meats, beautiful finish in flve colors and are absolutely guaranteed. List $60.00. .Tandems $100.00. WRITE FOR CATALOGUE AND TERMS TO AGENTS. Peoria Rubber & Mfg. Co,, I** |$I.OO I $1.00 OOEAl4» The Greatest Republican Paper of the West. jjj TT is the most stalwart and unswerving Republican Weekly pub* JL lisbed today and can always be relied upon for fair and honest t$* ~ ports of all political affairs. • ' , 1 The Weekly Inter Ocean Supplies All of the NewA \ and the Best of .Current Literature. It is Morally Clean, and as a Family Paper is Without a Peer. Its Literary Columns are equal] to those ot the best magazines. Jts-Youth's. Department Is tbe\ finest of its kind. .;. . . . .. . It brings to tho family the Now< of tho Entire World and elves the bout and ublo.n discussions of all questions of the day. The Inter Ocean Rives .twclvx piei'S of reading- matter each week and being published In ( lil<v»vro ia lie-tier adapted to tho needs ot the people west of-jtho AHo?li;iny Mountains tdan any other .paper. :$«.oo The Dally and Sunday Editions of The Inter Ocean are the best of their kind.... L Price of Dally by mall...............$4.00 per y«ar { , Price of Sunday by mall ....$2.00 per yearj I Dally and Sunday by mall..........$6.00 per year! ! Address THE INTER OCEAN, reverse, In his letter oj the .tlatt, iesfribifig • the same placea and over tha same road, the rHt- to set forth glory around her pale and waH face that surpassed the angelic. It all depends on how you got your sickness aud in what battle your wouads. If we must get sick and worn out, let it be in God's service and la the eKort to make the worW good, Not in tbe'&wvl^e ol eta. No! «No! .One of the siast pathetio sceuea that I ever I oftea tt, is JuvcoUo Horaethlcves Married. Erviu Shaw and Gertie Fisher, each sentenced to one yew in the peiiltea- tlary for joint -horse theft, were wedcjed in the jail parlors at Wilmington, Ohio-. Gertie's mother, of Dayton, gave her consent.' Gertie la a beautiful little girl and her husband a handsome bearclleaa boy. • - .'.- •' '" ; Mrs. Gray~?-Ien't It lovely! much did you p»y tar it? Mrp. Green —Two ead t % femif a y*r4^ Mm. Gray— What KB odd jirlee! ¥®u ara sur« It f&4$ or p.sif Natlva Shrubs.-r-I would like to eay a good word for some native shrubs. The blade alder belonging to the holly family, Is a hardy shrub and a beautiful plant, especially when the fruit IB ripe. Then there is the Nine-Bark .(Spiraea prunifolia), beautiful in its bloom and beautiful in its eeed. Both of these shrubs are hardy native shrubs, with their fruit turning a beautiful crimson In the t&ll. Among other things, not perhaps In the line of shrubs, are the climbing vines or plants, such as the Boston Ivy. It 'gives character to the buildings In the eastern etatea and adds • beauty and- charms to the common brick walls. If we can make it do half as well as they grow It there, it would change the looks of a village like- Sparta morer than any other thing that could bf planted. The Five-leaved Ivy (Ampe- lopsls yuinyuefolla), commonly called Virginia Creeper, Is another native vine and will grow well almost anywhere.— A. t. Hatch, Apples as Food.—Apples are, a doctor eays, excsHeat brain ^ood, because they contain more phosphoric acid in easily digestible shape than any other'Vege- tables known. It excites the action of the liver, promotes sognd and healthy sleep and thoroughly 'disinfects the jjeouth. That Is not all. 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