The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 24, 1897, Image 4

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T TE mi her coming along the
r 1 l street, and he paused, hoping
-- she would care to stop and
apeak to him. She always bowed and
smiled, or said a word or two, and he
lived on the memory of It until he met
her again. That, usually, soon happen
ed, for In a little town of 500 inhabi
tants the said inhabitants are liable to
meet often.
She was a sweet girl, a pretty girl,
every one thought, but these mild
terms did not half express Ernest Wil
son's opinion of Ruth Adams. She was
a perfect woman in the highest and
purest sense of the word, and to a man
who looked upon all women as being
far superior to men, this meant a great
deal. That was what he thought of
her. She did not think of him at all,
except when she happened to see him,
and then he reminded her of his brother
Ruth was engaged to Will. She had
been for two years. He had been by
far the handsomest man in town, and
she was the prettiest girl, and he had
been .proud of her. That was before
be went to the city. Now he thought
there were girls galore better looking
than Ruth, but he said nothing of the
kind to her, for it was pleasant to have
some one to make love to when he was
obliged to go to the country sometimes,
for Papa Wilson had a full pocketbook,
and Will had not
So, in the soft light of an afternoon
sun, Ernest Wilson stood and waited
for Buth to pass, and, watching her
as she approached him, thought with
a little weariness of the injustice of
fate. Not that he imagined for a uo
ment that he deserved such a woman
as did hi handsome brother, who was
a "gentleman," only he would have
Joved Ruth tenderly, been very
thoughtful of her, very kind to her, if
she could have cared for him and Will
was so careless.
' Ruth did not pass this time; she outs
et and looked up into his good, honest
face, and then said, a little timidly:
. "Ernest, have you heard from Will
lately?" - ...
, "No," he said, kindly. There was a
letter in his pocket from Will, received
, a. few moments before, speaking of
bard times and asking for the loan of
a few dollars. "No, not lately; he is
busy, you know, Ruth; you must not
think anything of not hearing from him
he does not like. to write.
"Are you going home?" he asked.
"t will walk with you, Ruth. Are you
worrying about It? If you are, then
"I will tell you honestly that 1 am.
Tou are one of the people, Ernest, tuiYt
no one would ever think of deceiving.
1 am unhappy and X am annoye,! It is
not pleasant for a girl of spirit to hear
the things people are beginning to say.
At the same time, I know it Is only
. arjel8ness on Will's part He 'has
fciven me his word. There Is co one
who could say otherwise .than that wfll
Is a gentleman, and a gentleman keeps
bis word." . "
"If he does not," he said, and in hi
voice there was that' she had never
heard before, "in a case like this I
would scorn him. if he werj a thou
3. sand; times ihy brother!".
"t would not have him keep hi prom
ise to me against his will." she said,
proudly. "Never that. If lie has
changed toward rue, then he owes it to
himself and me to "
"To be a man not a gentiemau," hi)
said, savagely. -
"To be both," she said. Hut her lip
. quivered. They were at the gat by
this time, and he'opened It and wait
ed for her to pass. Instead, she stood
and looked at him. '
, .Ernest" she said, "tell me just what
' yu tttakV
"What I think Is tbis-that no man,
and I make no exceptions whatever,
would possibly throw away the chance
of winning you If be were In his right
senses. If a man ts not in bis right
, senses be Is deserving of our pity, not
our blarne. I wish you good evening."
And he left her looking after him like
ne bewildered.
It may bare been i letter she wroto to
WW that nigbt, or It mar have been
one that Ernest wrote, refusing the
loan, but for some reason Will came
home a few days later. He bad learn
td a new way to carry Ms cane, and
, kli Uwi were, more profound than
ever. bm bis accomplishments seemed
hare small effect upon bis father aad
brother. : Aa for Ruth well. It may
T been tbaf she bad crown tired
! S wtofau iihHlMHiill Iam mnA iffan.
-wvm, r,,.
Cirj, tad rccelrlBff la return kin
ti lrrrat attentloa. When a won
l r Villas to draw comparisons h
' rt f I T"T aWMOMHirt SJM OUST DMA.
had spoken to her, and of the manner
in which Will talked, as if she were the
one favored In their love affairs.
And yet to her Ernest was nothing in
the world but Will's brother. When Er
nest thought of it seriously, he has
never been anything to any one but
Will's brother. He had been so un
assuming, and cared so little for ap
pearances, and Will had cared so
much. Ernest was an excellent busi
ness man; he did the thinking, Will
did the talking; Will used all of hU
ideas as if they were his own and trans
acted business for his father in an
easy, off-hand way, forgetting to men
tion that Ernest had spent hours of
thought and study before the line of
action had been decided upon. It had
been the same when they were chil
dren. Ernest read a book carefully;
Will read a criticism on it combined
it with Ernest's opinion and carried on
brilliant conversations upon It with
older people, Impressing all with his
remarkable mind, while Ernest sat by
and said nothing.
"I am not good enough for Ruth," he
said to himself. "I do not know auy
one who is; and I would not for the
world make her think less of Will, if
I thought he loved her or would make
her happy; but he would not; so I in
tend to let her see how superficial is
his -nowledge, and what a shallow
man be is."
When Ernest Wilson made a resolu
tion U was aa good as accomplished,
but this was the most difficult under
taking of his life; for he intended not
only to prove to Ruth that she was
wasting her affections upon a man who
eared nothing for her, but to teach
his little world to speak of him as Er
nest Wilson, not as any man's brother.
He'was so accustomed to sit by silent
ly when questions were discussed,
knowing all the time that he had more
knowledge of the subject than those
who were talking, that it produced a
surprise that amounted almost to a
sensation when he first began to ex
press his opinion in a modest way.
It was very hard for him, as he was
not only a modest man, but a timid one
as well, and had been long in the back
ground; he succeeded well with the
men, however, and, with a dogged de
termination to carry his resolution
through, he was not willing to stop
until he convinced all his friends that
he had a mind and opinions of his own.
They were not so long in finding It
out as be had been, fortunately, and
soon he began to be spoken of as Er
nest, instead of "Will's brother," or
"Mr. Wilson's other son." Much of the
attention he had formerly given to
business he turned upon himself, to
the delight of his mother, who under
stood him better than did any one else
in the world, as is the way with moth
ers always, or nearly always. She en
couraged him, then she went further;
she dropped a word here and there of
what Ernest thought; how much they
relied upon his judgment, and the like,
ami all this time Will lingered, wonder
ing why Ernest and his father did not
help him pecuniarily, so that he could
return to the city.
Lingered and made love to Ruth till
he wearied of It then made love to
Ruth's friend till he wearied of that,
and went back and made love to Ruth.
And Ruth let him make love to her.
She had been accustomed to it off and
on for years, but for all that she was
beginning to think.
The climax was reached when some
body gave a party. Ernest went to the
city, returning in garments of the lat
est cut and appearing as much at ease
as Will had ever done.
"i'ou are not enjoying yourself,
Ruth," he said.
"How do you know that?" she ask
ed, with a weary smile.
"Are you?"
"Do you want to go home?"
"Then come along."
A few minutes later they were walk
ing together through the moonlight; the
wind blew the brilliant autumn leaves
about their feet, and they trampled
down tbelr red and gold glory Into the
soft earth. Ernest took the small hand
that had been clinging to his arm, and
said gently:
"Ruth, dear little woman, you are
unhappy breaking your heart over a
young rascal who Is not worth one
thought from yon."
"The man who Is breaking my heart
la worth every thought."
"Ruth," he said desperately, 'let me
Mi you something. Will Is a gentle
man I admit that But be la not the
man to make you or any woman hap
py. Believe me, I apeak for your sake,
and your only. I am not pleading my
own cause, for I learned long aft now
J hopoles that would be; but I have
loved you aiwujs, anil I cannot bear to
see you throwing away the best part
of your Life grieving for au unworthy
"1 tell j-oii he is worthy."
"What do you women call a worthy
man? What do you call a gentleman?
If that Is what you consider Will, then
break your heart over your gentleman!
I have done my best."
"I am not breaking my heart over
"Over whom, then?"
"The brother of a gentleman! Oh,
The tone, was It, or the look she gave
him out there under the stars? Rut In
some way he understood at last, and
he clssped her to his heart and thank
ed God with a voice that had tears in it
for this great blessing that had come
info his life. Yonkers Statesman.
Railroads to Substitute the "Pay-for-What-Yon-Eat"
According. to V. W, Buskirk. assist
ant general passenger agent of the
Erie, railroads soon will have to drop
the $1 flat price for a meal in the dining-car.
He bases this prediction on his
experience when he exhibited one of
the new trains of the Erie, which are to
run between Cleveland and New York.
One of the features of the new equip
ment Is a Parisian cafe service, a sort
of a compromise tetween the table
d'hote served for a dollar bill on dining-cars,
and the canned-goods delivery
found in buffet service. He also cited
the success which attends the a la
carte service recently put on dining
cars by the Chicago. Milwaukee and
St. Paul, and other Western roads.
"People want to pay for what thoy
eat," said Mr. Buskirk. "They do not
want to pay an even dollar for a bowl
of soup anil a slice of rhubarb pic, but
they are willing to pay ?2, If the sum
of their order amounts to that much.
Some of the roads ure beginning to
recognize that little fact, and before
long you will we the dining-car meth
ods changed considerably. When dining-cars
were novelties It was all well
enough to charge $1 for a full meal or
a snack; but dining-cars to-day are es
sential parts of the equipment of every
well-regulated railroad. The dlnlftg
cars have lost the charm of novelty,
and passengers are becoming critical.
The Erie, I think, has struck a happy
medium in lis cafe service. Such a ser
vice, of course, Is ununited for long
irlps, but is admirable for such runs
as the Cleveland-New York run on our
"This cafe service is elastic. One
can get a full meal or one can got a
sandwich and a liottle of beer, and pays
for just what he gets. The luncheon
or meal is served on little tables which
are movable, and one eud of the car is
reserved for men who want to smoke
after eating. If a young man or wom
an wants to give a cliaflng-dish party
at the rate of fifty miles an hour, the
chafing-dish and ingredients required
are at hand, and the young person can
try his hand at a Welsh rarebit, lob
ster a la New burg, or what not. But
the feature in the service which meets
the requirements of the traveling pub
lic Is found in the pay-for-what-you-
get plan, and this plan will be adopted
by all first-class lines before long, for
the American people have never taken
kindly to the table d'hote scheme. Rail
roads will be gainers, because hun
dreds of passengers are detrred from
entering a dining-car from the fact that
it means $1 If only a sandwich and a
cup of coffee are ordered."
Why Snow Is White.
' .The pure white luster of snow Is due !
to the fact that all the elementary col
ors of light are blended together In the
radiance thrown off from the surface
of the crystal. It Is quite possible to
examine the individual snow crystals
In such a way as to detect these sev
eral colors before they am mingled to
gether to constitute the compound Im
pression of whiteness upon the eye.
The soft whiteness of the snow Is uLso
In some degree attributable to the large
quantity of air entangled amid the
frozen particles. Snow is composed of
a great number of minute crystals,
more than a thousand distinct forms of
which have been enumerated by va
rious observers. These crystals and
prisms reflect all the compound rays
of which white light consists. Sheets
of snow on the ground are known to
reflect beautiful pink and blue tints
under certain angles of sunshine, and
to fling back so much light 'as to be
painful to the eyes.
Most Blase Man, ' J
Anojher of the pretty sisters of the'
Queen of Wurtemberg is soon to mar
ry. The betrothal Is announced of
Princess Adelaide of Kchaiimburg
Llppe to Prince Ernest of Saxe-Alten-burg.
the heir presumptive to the sover
eign duchy of that name. The reigning
duke has no male issue and the heir to
the throne Is his only brother, Morltz,
father of Prince Ernest. Prince Mo
ritz, who Is about 07, Is called "the
most blase man In Europe," and al
though In perfect physical condition,
stays In IkhI for week at a time, simply
because, to use his own Words, "there
was nothing worth getting up for."
Under the circumstances It Is probable
that when bis elder brother, the duke,
who Is reported very 111, dies, he '!!
abandon his rights of succession to hit
only son on the ground that It would
be "too much of a bore" to reign.
Losses In flattie.
Italy had 10,400 white troop encaged
at Adava; of these 8,007 were killed In
the battle.
If the angel Gabriel has enterprise,
be will take klnetoscope pictures of
the way the craves yawn on that noted
born-Mowing event
Some people are so polite that Uey
Rev. Dr. Tat mane Show the Mlatabe
of t-hutting Out God from the Kealm
of Pharmacy and Therapeutic" A
benediction for Doctors.
picour to Doctor.
It is not often that men of one pro
fession have much eliourugeiueut for
men of n no' her profession, but this m-r-mrti,
prepared by Dr. Taluiage, contains
jenthusiaMie words of a clergyman to phy
sicians. Tlie text is 11. Chronicles xvi.,
Vi, "And Asa, in the thirty and ninth
'year of his reign, w as diseased In his feet
: until nis disease was exceeding great; yet
In his disease he sought not to the Ijord.
! put to the physicians. And Asa slept with
I his fa fliers."
At this season of the year, when med
ical colleges ,,f all si h.sds of medicine are
giving diplomas to young doctors, and at
the capital and iu many of the cities med
ical associations are assembling to con
sult about the advancement of the inter
ests of their profession, I feel this dis
course :s appropriate.
In my text is King Asa with the gout.
High living and no exercise have vitiated
his blood, and my text presents him with
his inflamed and I mud a iced feet on an ot
tomaa. In defiance of God, whom he
bated, he sends for certain conjurors or
juacks. They come and give him all sorts
jf lotions and panaceas. They bleed nun.
They yvveiit him. They manipulate him.
They blister him. They poultice him.
They scarify him. They drug him. They
cut him. They kill him. lie was only a
young man, ami had a disease which,
though very painful, seldom proves fatal
to a young man, and he ought to have got
well, hut he fell a victim to charlatanry
and empiricism. "And Asa in the thirty
and ninth year of his reign was diseased
In his feet, until his disease was exceed
ing great: yet in his disease he sought
not to the Ixtrd, but to the physicians. And
Aa slept wilh his fathers." That is, the
doctors killed him.
In this sharp ajid graphic way the Bible
sets forth the truth that yon have no
right to shut !x! out from the realm of
pharmacy and therapeutics. If Asa had
said: "O Lord, I am sick. Bb-ss the in
strumentality employed for my recovery!"
"Now, servant go and get the Ix-st doctor
you can find" he wdild have recovered.
In other words, the world wants divinely
directed physicians. There are a great
many such. The diplomas they received
from the academies of medicine were
nothing compared with the diploma they
received from the Head Physician of the
universe on the day when they started out
and lie had said to them: "!o heal the
sick, and cast out the devils of pain, and
open the blind eyes, and unstop the deaf
ewrs." (Jod bless the doctors all the
world over, and let all the hospitals and
dispensaries mid infirmaries and asylums
and domestic circles of the earth respond,
Malm in G I lead.
Men of the medical profusion wp often
nice) in the home of distress. 'We shake
hands across the cradle of agonized in
famy. We join each other in an attempt
at solai-e wlicre the paroxysm of grief de
mands an anslyne as well as a prayer.
Yc look into each others sympathetic
faces through the dusk as the night of
death is falling in the sick room. We do
not have to climb over ajiy barrier to-day
in order to greet each other, for our pro
fessions are iu full sympathy. You. doc
tor, are our tirst and lajt earthly friend.
You stand at the gates of life when we
enter this world and you stand at the
gates of death when we go out of it. Ill
the closing moments of our earthly exist
ence, when the hand of the wife, or moth
er, or sistt-r, or daughter shall hold our
right hand, it will give strength to our
dying moments if we caJj feel tlie tips of
your fingers along the pulse of the left
wrist. We lo not meet to-day, as on othi-r
days, in houses of distress, but by the
pleasant altars of (iisl, and 1 prJxse a
sermon of hclpfulnex and gssi clieer. As
in the nursery children sometimes re-enact
all the scene of the sick room, soto
day you play that you are the patient and
that I am the physician, and take my pre
scription just It shall be a tonic,
a seila live, a dietetic, a disinfectant, a
stimulus and an anodyne at the same time,
"is th.-re not bulm in i!ed? J there
not 8 physician there?"
. In the first place, 1 think all the medical
profession Should Inhume Christian be
cause of the debt of gratitude they owe to
Oixl for the honor he litis put upon their
culling. No thT railing in all the world,
except it le that of the Christian minis
try, bus received 'o grant flu honor as
yours. Christ himself whs not only
preacher, but physician,' surgeon, aurwtt,
ophth-ilmologist, and under his mighty
power optic and auditory nerve thrilled j
with light and sound, and catalepsy arotie
from its fit and the club foot wa straight
ened, and anchylosis went out of the stiff
ened tendons, and the foaming mmiiiic be
came placid as a child, and the streets of
Jerusalem became au extemisized hos
pital -rowdiil with convalescent victims
of casually and invalidism. All ngea
have woviii the garland for the doctor's
Public Hygiene.
The medical profession 1ei! into the
court room, and after conflicting wit
nessiti have left everything in a 'fog, by
chiinical analyse shows the guilt or in
nocence of the prisoner, as by malhcnjat
ical demonstration, tlnia adding honors to
medical jurisprudent1.
This profession hn done wonders for
public hygiene! - How often they have
stood Ix.-tween this nation and Asiatic
cholera, and the yellow fever! . The mon
ument in Crecnwood and 'Mount Auburn
and laurel 1,1 ill tell something of !h,
story of those men who stood face to face
with pcwtili-nce In Southern citie, until,
tiiggeritig in their own sickness, they
stumbled across the corpse of those
whom they hod i-onie to ave. This profes
sion ha be4n the successful advocate of
ventilation, sewerage, drainage and fumi
gation, until their sentiments were well
expressed by Ird Pnbneniton when be
said to the Kngllsh nation at the time a
fat had lieeii proclaimed to keep off a
great pestilence: "Clean your streets or
death will ravage, notwithstanding all the
prayer of this nation. Clean your
streets, and then call on God for help."
Kee what this profession ha done for
bo man longevity. There was such a fear
fa) subtraction from human Nft that there
was a prospect that within a few esnturiea
(his world would be left alaaost knfesbit
atlese. Adam started with a wfasU eter
nity of earthly eslstesee before Km, tat
V- cut of! 'he most of it and only com
paratively few year were Ivft - only 7h'
jiars of life, and then fHHt. and th-u
and then "t, and then 1'hi. and then ".
a ud then the average of human life came
to 10. and then it dropped to . But
nieillitil wcieiii-e came in, it ml since the six-
tccnth century the average of human life
has risen from IS years to 41 .and it wi 1
continue to rise until the average of hu
man life will b ."". and it w ill Is- '!. and
it will be 71, and a man will have no right
to die lx-fore !, and the prophecy of
Isaiah w ill be literally fulfilled, "And th
child shall die PK1 year obi." The mil
lennium for the souls of nu n will he the
millennium for the Ixxlies of men. Sin
done, disease will he done the clergyman
and the physician getting through with
their work at the same time.
The Dispennarien.
But it seems to me that the most ln-au-tiful
l"iedictiou of the medical profession
has Is-eti dTopK"d uimui the ssrr. No ex
cuse now for any one's not having scicti
tific attendance. Dispeiisarii's and intirm
ari everywhere under the control of the
liest doctors, some of them ptstrly paid,
some of them not paid at nil. A half
starved woman comesout from the low ten
ment house into the diseusjiry and un
wraps the rags from her balie, a bundle
of ulcer and rheum and pustules, ami
over that little sufferer liends the acinmu
lated wisdom of the ago from Aescula
pius down to the last week' autopsy. In
one disistisary in one yr 15M' pre
scriptions were iswuil. Why do I show
you what God has allowed this rrofisini
to do? Is it to stir up your vanity? Oh,
no. The day ha gone by for pompon
doctrs, with conspicuous gold-beaded
cane and powdered wigs, which were tlie
accompaniments in the day when the
barber used to carry through the street
of Ixri(lon lh Broekelsby's wig, to the
admiration and awe of the ixviple, saying:
"Make way. Here (Him Dr. Brocki-1-by'
wig." No, I announce these thing
not only to increase the apirreeiation of
lay men in regard to the work of physi
cian, but to stir in tlie heart of the men
of die medical profession a feeling of grat
itude to God that they have been allow
ed to put their htyid to such a magnificent
work and that they have leen called into
such illustrious company. Have you
never felt a spirit of gratitude for thi
opportunity? Do you not feel thamkful
now? Then I am afraid, doctor, you are
not a Christian, and that the old proverb
which Christ quoted in hi sermon may
1m- appropriate to you, "Physician, heal
Another reawm why I think the medical
profession ought to lie Christian i !
cause there are o many trial and annoy-aii-e
in that profession that need positive
Christian solace. I know you have the
gratitude of a great many good people,
and I know it must be a grand thing to
walk Intelligently through the avenues of
human life and with anatomic skill poine
yourself on the 'nerves and filler which
cross and reeivsw this wonderful physical
system. I suppose a skilli-d eye can nee
more lieauty even in malformation than
an architect can point out In any of his
structure, though it le the very triumph
of arch and plinth and abacus. But how
many amvoyani-e and trial the meiMi-al
profession have! Irr. Bush used to sny, in
hi valedictory address to the student of
the medical college, "Young gentlemen,
have two pockets a small tocket ajid a
big pocket; a small isx-ket In which to put
your fein, a large Hicket in which to put
your annoyance."
A Ioctor' Sacrifice.
In the first place, the physician ha no
SublMith. Busy merchant and lawy-rs
and mechanics cannot afford to- Ik? sick
during the secular week, and so they nurse
themselves along with lownge and hore
hound candy until Sabbath morning
comes, and then they say, "I murt have a
doctor.". And that spoil the Sabbath
morning church service for the physician.
Be ides that there are a great many men
who dine but once a week with their fam
ilies. During the secular days they take
a hasty lunch at the restaurant and on
the Sabbath they make up for their six
days' 8ltinence by especial gormandizing.
which before night make their amazed
digestive organ cry out for a doctor. And
that iHil the evening chnrch service for
the physician.
Tbim tbey are annoyed by people, coming
too late. Men wait uirtil the last fortress
of physical fttrength i taken und death
bit dug around it the trench of the grave,
ami then they run for the dis-tor. The
slight fever which might have Is-en cured
with a foolbath has become virulent ty-
phun, and the hacking cough, killing pneu
monia. A though a captain should sink
hi ship off Amagamwrt, and thm put
ashore in a yawl and then come to New
York to the marine olfice and wont to get
hi vessel insured. Too late for the ship,
too late for the patient
Then there are many who always blame
the doctor because the people die, forget
ting the Divine enactment, "It i musriiit-
ed unto all men once 'to die." Th. father
in miilictne who announced the fact that
he had discovered the art by which to
make men In this world immortal him
self diisi at 47 year of age, showing that
immortality wa le than half a century
for him. Oh, how easy it i, when iieople
die, to cry out, "Mslpraetii-e." Then the
physician must War with all the whims,
and the sophistries, and the deception,
and the stratagem, and the irritation of
the shattered nerve Mid the Wlouded
hraju of woiiH-u, and more efiilly of
men, who never know how gracefnlly to
Ik? ick, and who wtlh (heir salivated
UKnth curse the doctor, giving him his
duo, a they way ttbout the only due he
will In that case collect. The lat bill
that I paid i the doctor' bill. It seem
so incoherent for a restored patient, with
ruddy cheek and nxtund form, to be lath
ered with a bill charging him for old nli
mH and jalap. The physician of thi
fount ry do more missionary work witb
out charge ihun all the other profession
put together. From the concert room,
from the merry rfy. from the comforta
ble couch on a cold night, when the ther
mometer l 5 degree below xero, the doe
tor must go right away; he lway must
go right away. To keep up under thi
nervous strain, to go through thi night
work, to bear H thine annoyance, many
physician have resorted f0 strong drink
and erlhed. Other hare npirealcd to
God for sympathy and help and have
lived. Which were the wine doctors, judge
Piety and Medical ' kill.
Again, the medical profc-Mumi ought to
be Chriwtisn because there are profes
sional exlitciicie wlien they need God.
Ass's destruction by miblemied physician
was a warning. There are awful crises
in every medii-al practice slien a doctor
ought u know how to pray. All the hoot
of Ilia win sometime hurl rhemselte on
the weak point of Hie physical organism,
or with equal ferocity will assault the mi
tire lias of saaceptibUlty to raftVriug. The
lieU loe of medicine Will ! t i h whether
..r n..t tin- hiipp Ik. nie si'uli broken
up. Shall it Is- tiu me, , -in., or that iiu-d-j.
-me? ;-! help the do. i. r. It-twe.n
the the drops nnd the tell drop tuny i
the ipi,iiou ..f life ..r deal U. Shall it be
the (he or the ten drop? Be ca refill how
jou put that knife through th.we delicate
iti..lis of the Is-iiy, tor if it swing out
of the way tl.e s.xih part of nu inch tun
patient MMhes. I'lulcr stn-h cinuiii-stam-es
a ph.v ic,m iin N im! much
cousult.ttioii with men of his own ailing
as he nii-ds coi.Millatioii with tluit Coii
who tftriing t!. .A-rvis and built the cell
ami swung the crims.iu tile through tne
artcriis. You wonder why the hi-art
throbs why it seems to open and shuf.
There is no wotuler about it. II in God'
hiuid shutting. oteiiiiig. shutting, ieti
iug, on every heart. When a man come
to doctor the eye, he ought to lie jn col.l
niumc:ition with him who said to tllii
blind, "Iieceive thy sight." When a din
tor nines to treat a paralytic inn, he
ought to tf in communication with him
who said. ''Stretch forth thy hand, and
he 1 retched if forth." When a man come
to dx-tor a bud caw of hemorrhigc, he
needs to be in communication with him
who cured the issue of hitssl, saying, "Thy
faith hath saved thee." '
I do not menu to say that piety will
make up for medical skill. A bungli'tg
doctor, confounded with what was not t
very bad case, went into tit next room to
pray. A skilled physician was called in.
He asked for the first practitioner. "Oh."
they saiii. "he's in the next room pray
ing." "Well," said tlie skilled doctor,
"tell him to come out here and help, lie
can pray and work at the same tiiu " It
was all in that sentence. Do the bt ve
can and ask God to help ns. Therj ate
no two men in all the world, it ?ms v
me, that so much m-ed the grace of G J
a the minister who doctor the sick wul'
and the physician who prescribes for tb
diseased body.
Christian Usr.f nine.
Another reason why the medical profes
sion ought to In) Christian U because-
there opens before them nch a grand fi Id
for Christian usefuplnes. ion ee so
many iM-ople in pain, in trouble, iu l-
reovement You ought to be the volt of
heaven to thuir soul. Old Dr. Gasherie
De Witt, a practitioner of New York, told
me in hi hurt cay, "l-olway present the
religion of Christ to my ptUienut either
directly or injlirectly, and I find it al
most always acceptable." Ir. Abnr
crombie and Brown of Scotland, Dr. Hey
and Fothergill of Knghwid and Dr. Hush
of our own country were celebrated for
the'rr faithfulness in that dirertiinu. "Oh,
say the medical rrofesion, "that i your
occupation: that Ix-long to tlie clergy, not
to lis." My brother, there are severe ill
nesses in which you' will not admit-even
the clergy, " and- that patient's solvation
will depend upon your faithfulness. Wfth
the tnedirine for the body in one hand and
the medicine for the srnil in the'otlver, oh,
what a chain! There lie a dying C!rj
tijwi on the pillow. You nisil to hold over
him the lantern of the gospel until its
light stream seros the pathway of the
departing pilgrim, and you need to cry
into the dull ear of death, "Hark to the
song' of heaven,' -wuli-ouie .that come
stealing over the water." There lies on
the pillow a dying winner. All the mor
phine that you brought with you cannot
piie-t him. Terror in the face. Terror in
the heart How he jerks himself, up mi
one elbow and look wildly into. your fncp
and says; "-Doctor, I can't die. I am not
ready to die. What make it no dark?
Ifcietor, can you prayy ilU-sxed for yon
and bWsed for him if then you coil kneel
down aud'sny: "O God, 1 have done the
bet I could u. nunc this man's body and
I have failed! . Now- 1 commit to thee bis
h-, suffering and 'affrighted sout. - 0ien
paradise to hi departing pirit." ' , ,
But I must close; for thi-rti, nuiy be suf
ficing" men mnj wonien waiting In your
f!ice?.or-.ou tjhe hot pillow, wondering
why you don't come. But lxfre you' go,
O doc'ors, hear my prayer for your eternal
salvation. Blessed will be the reward in
heaven for the faithful Christian physi
cian. Some day. through overwork, or
from luiidins over a patient and j-stSrhing
hi contagious breath, Ihe" doctor ,time
home nnd be Hi- down faint, ami, sick. He
is too weary to feel hi own pulse or take
the diagiioK-i of hi own dm plaint He
i worn out. The fact is Ids work An earth
is endi-d. Tell 'thosc peWple in the office
there ihey mill not wait any longer; the
doctor will never go there again, He ha
written hi lust prescription for the alle
viation of human pain. The people will
run up hi front step and inquire, "How
i the doctor to-day '!" All the Kyiiipatbic
of tlie neighborhood will be aroused, and
there will be many prayer that ho who
ha lieen so kind to the sick may be com
forted in hi lawt pang. 1 1 i ail over now.
In two or three day, hi convalescent pa
tients, with shawl wrapjx-d around them,
will come to the front window and look
out at '.he passing hearse, and (In. por of
the city, barefooted ami bareheaded, will
stand on ihe slri-et tyruer, saying, "Oh
how goisl he was to ii all!" But oil the
other fide of the river of death ime of hi
old patients, who are forever cured, will
come out lo welcome him, and the Physi
cian of hcv"ti,. with lock as white as
biiow, according to the apocalyptic vision,
will come out nnd nay: Come in, come
In. 1 was sick and ye visited me!"
Hhort Kcrmon.
Mather lusl Spirit-This Ls one uni
verse, one law, one life, one cloinenit
The old antagonism bntwecn matter
ajid spirit is fading Hjway; in thHr ulti
mate form they ure oJie. Hev. Minot
J. Savnge, I'liltarliin, New York City.
Immortality. The Immortality of the
soul ln-.kes It the great Masterpiece of
the CriNitor, lien veil nnd earth iu;iy
Iriiwtaway, but the stmrk otctenml life
given to u h human lstng will hint for
all lime. OuweU!'!itJy although we
obtain worldly wealth, tuul honor, inul
glory, we still are dissatisfied, unless
we are a pwe wlt.ii Almighty God.
Hev. J. F. McGluty, Catholic, ttaa
r'nun'lwo, Cal.
Thing That I-iit. Tlmre is liothlnc
lusting hut truth, gtMslfii-es, love-the
iilmtran-t vlrtiw. Power, wealth, fame
-nil ima away. Mail- thinks to accom
plish great aclilevtsimwu, to build
houses, t construct railways, to (lash
but thoughts and wonts across bind aad
ms, to build cities and coniiier etn
plres, but at the etsl he Is taken away,
hi liody returns d the dust, and hli
liit)ra are for Ijltn ns If they had nevt
bee-a-Kev. jobo .Hemphpl, Pwsbyte.
rfaa, Kan fc'nuicWo, Cal.
An arlitorracf of weaUb la of mora
harm aad danger thai benefit to so