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CHRIST THE BREAD.
Discourse on One of the Six Striking Claims of Jesus. Figure* of Speech Which He Used ill Speaking of Himself— Sermon by the “Highway and Ily noj" Preacher. ICopyrisht, 1902, by A. N. Kellogg News paper Co.] Chicago. 1902. Text.—“I am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this Bread!, he shall live forever: and the Bread that I will give is My flesh, which 1 will give for the Hie ef the world.'’—John 6:51. I nt rodnctory.—The Gospel as re corded by J ohn is the deepest and most profound of all the four Gos pels. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit lie wrote, “that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye might hare life through His mime. Matthew presents the Christ in His kingly aspect, giving His genealogy ironi Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, down through the royal line of King David, and telling of the heavenly mani festation of the star in the east., the visit of the wise men, their gifts and their homage, Jill be fitting the advent of a king. Mark plunges into the life of Christ at the point where He begins His active ministry, and holds Him up ns the servant, the key text of the book be ing found in its closing verse: “The Lord working.” Luke traces the an cestry of Christ back to Adam and identifies Him from the very begin ning of his Gospel with mankind. He unfolds the human side of Christ’s life, revealing Him as the Son of man. the perfect man. But John reverently and faithfully starts his story “in the beginning with GihI,” introduces the reader to the Christ as coexistent with God, and records such acts and words of Ilis as reveal Him as the Son of God. For this reason we find in John s <loupe! some most startling, but sim ple. declarations of Christ in regard to Himself, and which are to he found in none of the other Gospels. There are six of these declarations 1n which we wish to call your atten tion. and which, as we have said, are to he found in none of the other three Gospels. It is to these six declarations of Christ, we wish to direct your atten tion. and the Lord willing, and with His help, we will endeavor to unfold in a series of six sermons, each com plete in itself, the marvelous and blessed truth which they contain. May the Lord, by Ilis Holy Spirit, enable us as speaker and hearers to so speak and so hear that we shall come t.o know Christ as never before, as “the Living Bread of God,” as “the Light of the world,” as the only “Door” into the fold of God, as “the flood Shepherd,” as “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life,” and as “the True Vine.” To-day we are to speak of Christ as the “Living Bread.” Text Setting.—The words of our text were spoken by Jesus during a discourse called forth by the feeding of the 5,000 and the subsequent desire and purpose of the multitude to make Jesus their king. The disciples are troubled, for it is a desert place ahd the 5,000 men, besides women and chil dren, are tired and hungry. In their eagerness in finding Jesus they have recklessly disregarded every physical reed. Oh. that to-day we might be as eager to find Jesus! The difficulties which the human reason can offer against the wisdom of such eager search woufu quickly disappear before t lie cert-uin blessing' and feeding at the hand' of the Lord. The great company of pc pie is fed, t he fragments a re care fully gathered and the disciples sent away across the lake in their ship, while Jesus withdraws Himself to a se cluded spot, for He perceives that, al though the st omachs of the people have been filled, their hearts have not been touched, and they would make Him their king for the sake of material blessing.'. During the night .Testis join' Hi' disciples, walking to them upon the -ea. and teaching Peter and the rest of the disciples that great les son of faith. But before Ihe day has fairly begun the multitudes come flock ing hack to the city seeking Him. Then it is that- He rebukes them by charging that they seek Him not because they beheld the unseen Hand of God mani fested in the miraculous feeding of the multitudes, but because their bellies were filled with the loaves and fishes And a similar company of people with the same material aims are flocking tc Christ to-day. The Type.—The temper of the Jew ish inaltitudes' is readily seen in theii quick defense, as they suppose, oi Moses. Their blind loyalty to the fra ditions of their fathers and their re markable national history preveni their perceiving that, the prophet lik« unto Moses. and yet greater that Moses, was before them, and that th< manna which fed the children of Israe in the wilderness* was but a typeof th< true Manna which God was to sene into rhe world to feed a perishim world. To paraphrase what the Jew; said to Jesus would be something liki tills: “You have just fed the grea multitude in the wilderness by tin miraculous increase of the loaves am fishes, but do not forget that oui fathers did eat manna in the desert Moses? did not multiply loaves am fishes, but he gave them bread rigli from Heaven, a greater miracle Therefore, wliat sign showest Thou that we may see and believe? Wha dost Thou work?” But they made i vital mistake and overlooked an im )K>rfant point, to both of which Jesu at onoe calls their attention. “True y our fathers did eat manna in the wil demess, but they died, notwithstand ing. And Moses did not give them tha bread from Heaven, but My Fatlie giveth the True Bread from HeaveT For the Bread of God is He which com eth down from Heaven, and giveth lif unto the world. The manna was no the True Bread from Heaven, but wa only the type of the True Bread, for th True Bread from Heaven giveth lif unto the world, but your fathers wh ate the manna died, did they not? The ma-nna did not go beyond thephys cal life. It sustained life for a tim< but the fathers all died in due proces of time. But the True Bread froi Heaven was sent not to feed thephys cal body, but to give life unto th souL lienee Jesus begins His talk b, appealing to them not to labor for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endufeth unto Everlasting Life. A double paradox, as Mr. Moody used to put it, for He tells them to work not for the perishable food, which they could only get by work, but for the Heavenly food, which they could only get by faith. The Text.—The words of our text are fairly saturated with Gospel truth. The figure of the Living Bread clearly illustrates the relation which Christ sustains to the soul. His origin is posi tively stated as from Heaven. His mis sion is indicated in the declaration that "if any man eat of this Bread, he shall live forever.” .-'nd the method of ac complishing that mission by suffering and death is implied when He declares that. He will give llis flesh for the life of the world. His life for the life of the world is a world-wide fact and brings Eternal Life within the reach of all, but the realization of that fact is an in dividual matter. He holds- out His gift of Eternal Life to the whole world, but the appropriation of that gift is left to the “any man” who will eat of this Bread. Let us turn our consideration to the statement of Christ that He is the Living Bread come down from Heaven. Our first proposition in regard to this is that there can be no life with out bread. While the Israelites sat by the flesh pots of Egypt they did not realize how vital a connection the food sustained to the life of the body, but when God got them off in the wil derness they began to cry to Him for bread. With plenty at hand they had no sense of need, but fed from the hand of God day by day they under stood how their life depended upon the daily supply of manna. And as physical life cannot be sustained with out partaking of food, so the soul cauno-t live without feeding upon the Living Bread. And further, as the proper food for the body must be that which can be assimilated by the body, so the food for the soul must be that which can give life and satisfy. me piuui leeus upuu me uiacs, uauip earth pressed close about its roots, but man would fill his stomach in vain with that which the plant thrives upon. The ox contentedly chews his cud of Lay and supplies the needs of its body, but man would starve upon such a diet. So it is with the soul. There is but one food upon which it can live and thrive, that is the Living Bread, Jesus Christ. Man tries to feed it upon other things, and the soul is starved to death as a consequence. Away back in Isaiah’s time we hear him crying out against such folly, when he says: “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfleth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” Two important facts in regard to the relation of bread to the body re quire emphasis—Appropriation and Assimilation. Our second proposition, therefore, is that bread is of no use unless it is partaken of and the stom ach performs its function of assimila tion. Of what good would all the bread in the world be to me if I did not appropriate some of it to the needs of my body? 1 would starve with plenty all around me unless 1 reached out and took the loaves in my hand and con veyed them to my mouth. It is related of a shipwrecked crew drifting upon the expanseless ocean that their scant supply of water gave out, and. as day after day went by, they came nigh unto death from thirst. But unbe known to them they finally drifted into the mouth of a great river, with its abundant supply of fresh, sweet water. But notwithstanding there was life-giving water all about them, their throats continued parched and dry, their tongues swollen and their eyes wildly watching for the cloud that might bring rain. And while they drifted death drew nearer and nearer, until one of the men in his delirium threw himself from the boat. As the refreshing waters touched his parched asd bleeding lips and swollen tongue h.* managed to gasp, “Water!” and then sank from sight. But the word which he had uttered caught the ears of the other dying men in the boat, and with eager haste they leaned over the sides of the boat and sucked in the lifo.rpivinn' uatPl* lillt it wtic nnt ---* - o o until they began to appropriate it that it could do them any good. So it is in regard to the soul. Adrift on the sea of life, it is famishing and dying for want of the Living Bread. Christ is at hand ready to give, but if the soul does not reach out and appropriate the gift of Eternal Life it must perish in its blindness and with the cry ring ing in the ears of “Bread, Living Bread!” Do you remember the picture of those little children of the street standing upon the snowy ground on Christmas night and peering through the brilliantly lighted window of the mansion upon the scene of plenty and joy within? The table groaned un der its weight of good things. The family and friends were gathered about the board, and, while they ate, the half-fed urchins on the street watched them with hungry and long ing look. But wish as they might [ they could not sit at that table nor partake of that feast. It was only pre pared and intended for the few. But, j oh, how different is the provision which God has made for the world! No one is shut out who will come. No [ shut windows or barred door to keep . the hungry soul outside, for “Whoso ever will may come.” The only bar rier is the human will. It kept the ^ multitudes from feeding upon the Liv ing Bread on the day on which our text was spoken, and it is continuing to-day to close up the way to Life Eternal to multitudes of people. Man might starve with his mouth . full of bread. He might appropriate t the food, but if he did not carry the r process to the point of assimilation bis body would perish. The functions . performed by the mouth and the j stomach in disposing of food and sup t plying the needs of the body have s their very close parallel in the spir e itual life of the soul. Let us see just • what it is that the mouth arid the j swmsch do. The former takes the ' food and breaks it up, mixing with it - the saliva which accelerates the pro , cess of digestion. The food is ther s passed along to the stomach, which i completes the digestion and assimi - lates in4«» the system such portions ae e are needed to sustain life and builc f up kite body. In the spiritual life th< mind may be said to perform the funci tions of the mouth and the heart the functions of the stomach. The mind receives the truth and breaks it up. mixing it with the 6aliva of reason, for God never objects to a man using his reason if he does not exalt it above the heart and thus prevent the heart from performing its functions. With the mind filled and saturated with all the facts in regard to Christ, the Bread of Life, the soul would perish, if the heart were not permitted to act its part and “believe unto salvation.” That was the trouble with the ma jority of the Jews who listened to Jesus as lie declared: “I am the Liv ing Bread which came down from Heaven; if any man eat of this Bread he shall live forever; and the Bread that 1 will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the votld.” And that is the great trouble with the people in t,he world to-day as these words are repeated in their ears. Don’t hold God’s truths too long in the head or they will .cause congestion and starve the soul. Send them down into the heart, where assimilation may take place and the soul be fed with the Living Bread. The world is not per ishing because it does not know the way of salvation, but because, knowing the way of salvation with the mind, the heart does not act in conjunction therewith; the digestive process has been interrupted; assimilation has not taken place. The process of assimilation works a wonderful change in the food. The marvelous human laboratory of the stomach takes the food and by a mys terious process transforms it into life and flesh and bone and sinew. The soul feeds upon the Living Bread and by the wonderful operation of the Holy Spirit in the heart, the Living Hread becomes the life of that soul. A popular saying with some food manu facturers to-day is “Tell me what you eat and L will tell you wliat you are. The prevailing nrticle of diet of indi viduals and nations bears a striking and important relation to their char acter. And as the kind of food par taken of determines in such large de gree the physical temperament, so that which the soul feeds upon deter mines what that soul really is. It is easy' to trace the connection between the frivolous mind and the trashy novel; it does not require long contact with a boy to discover whether he is feeding his mind on dime novels or upon wholesome reading matter. As a man thinketh, so is he. We under stand all this when it comes to phy sical and mental conditions. The same is true in regard to spiritual things. Only the Living Bread which came down from Ileaven can feed the soul and give it life. The world is full of substitutes that the Devil is rec ommending to be just as good, and the souls of men are trying to feed upon them, but according to God’s Word only the Bread which God has pro vided can feed and give life to the soul. “It is known,” says Marcus Dods, “that the weakness of starvation ex poses men to every form of disease; it is a lowered vitality which gives dis ease its opportunity. In the spiritual life it is the same. The preservative against any definite form of sin is strong spiritual life, a healthy condi tion not easily fatigued in duty, and not easily overcome by temptation.” This must not be forgotten in con sidering the absolute need of the soul to be fed on the Living Bread. Not only is it absolutely essential to the life of the soul, but without this Liv ing Bread the soul in its starved con dition becomes an easy victim to the disease of sin. Broken Bread.—-Christ implies in our text the manner in which He is to give life to the world, by giving His flesh. The night before His crucifixion, while in the upper room with His disciples, “He took bread and gave thanks, and break it and gave unto them, saying: This is My body, which is given for you.” And the next day on the cross it. was literally fulfilled. Christ gave His flesh for the life of the world. Marvelous truth! The whole world set free from death, and yet the world perishing in its trespasses and sins be cause it will not accept the truth and believe in the accomplished work of Christ. Not many months ago a news item announced that a colored woman in New \ork state had just learned that she was a free woman. All these years sinee the emancipation procla mation of President Lincoln giving liberty to every black slave in the Unit ed States she had been serving her master in ignorance of the blessed fact that she was free. But her freedom dated back to the time that the stroke of President Lincoln’s pen placed his name at the bottom of the proclama tion;- and not from the time when she first heard the news, and because of this she was going to bring suit in the courts' to recover back pay. The emancipation of the world from sin and death dates back to the cross upon which Christ gave His life for the life of the world. And yet the world is still in ignorance of the blessed truth. Satan continues to hold it in bondage. Just contemplate the awful sin of unbe lief! Heaven-sent Bread to feed the starving and dying world, and the world filling itself with the beggarly elementsof the world which will perish with the using! Think of it! Individual Appropriation.—It istrue as our text implies that the Living Bread from Heaven is intended t-o feed the whole world, for "There’s a wideness in God's mercy like the wideness of the sea.” butour t extalso implies clearly that the appropriation and realization of that blessing is an individual matter. “Any man” who will eat of this Bread shall live forever, for the Living Bread was broken for the life of all the world Noah preached his Gospel of impending judgment to all the world, but only he and his household were saved. Jesus came fSfl offered Himself to the Jew-ist nation as their king, and only a few humble, ignorant fishermen and some others received Him- Jesus declared thatmanyarecalled but few are chosen The gift of God was to all the world but it is the few who receive the gift The invitation to feed upon the Living Bread is to all, but few accept the invi tation and eat unto Eternal Life. Chil dren cannot eat for parents, nor pa rents for children. Pastors cannot eal for people, Sunday school teachers foi scholars, or friend for friend. Bui “if any man eat of this Bread, he shal live forever." Blessed and eternal truth it is. “Breadi of Heaven, on Thee we feed. For Thy flesh is meat indeed: Ever let our souls be fedi With this true and Living Bread,” WANTED BY BILL ABP Speech Delivered in 1881 by Gen, Harry R. Jackson. •■Be of Bartow Think, It the Moat Notable, Instructive and Elo quent Address Heard tu tieor Bla Since the Civil War. (Copyrighted by Atlanta Constitution, and Reprlntedi by Permission] Wanted—In 1881 Gen. Henry R. Jack son, of Savannah, delivered in Atlanta the most notable, instructive and elo quent address that has been beard in Ueorgia since the civil war. The sub ject was “The Wanderer," a slave ship that landed on the Georgia coast in 1858. Hut the whole address was an his torical recital of many political events that led to the civil war, and of which the generation that has grow n up since were profoundly ignorant and still are. it was delivered by request of the Young Men’s Library association, when Henry Grady wras its chairman, and 1 supposed wus published in pamphlet form and could be had on application. Hut 1 have sought in vain to find a eopy. 1 have a newspaper copy, but at taas been worn to the quick and is al most illegible. I wrote to Judge Hope Harrow, who is Gen. Jackson’s ex ecutor, and he can find none among the general’s papers. Can any veteran fur nish me a copy ? I would also be pleased to obtain a copy of Duniel Webster's speech at Capon Spritigs, which was suppressed by his publishers, and to which Gen. Jackson aiaukt's allusion. Gen. Jacksoia was a great man. He won his military laurels in the war with Mexico. He was assistant attorney gen eral under Huchanan when Jereaniah Hlack was the chief, lie was the vigi lant, determined, conscientious prose cutor of those who owned and equipped and otiieered the onlv slave shin that ever landed, on the Georgia coast. He was a man of splendid culture and a poet of ability and reputation. Strange it is that this magnificent address has not been compiled in the appendix of some southern history as a land mark for the present generation. It is sad and mortifying that our young and mid dle-aged men and our graduates from southern colleges kuo'S' so little of our ante-bellum history. Thenorthern peo ple are equally ignorant of the origin of slavery and the real causes that pre cipitated the civil war. Most of them havea vague idea that slavery was born and just grew up in the south—came up out of the ground like the 17-year-old locusts—and was our sin and our curse. Not one in 10.000 will believe that the south never imported a slave from Africa, but got all we had by purchase from our northern brethren. 1 would | wager a thousand dollars against ten that not a man under 50 nor a school boy who lives north of the line knows or believes that Gen. Grant, their great military hero and idol, was a slave owner and lived off of their hire and their service while he was fight ing us about ours. Lincoln’s proclama tion of freedom came in 18G3, but Gen. Grant paid no attention to it. He con tinued to use them as slaves until Jan uary, 1S65. (See his biography by Gen. James Grant Wilson in Appleton’s Encyclopedia.) Gen. Grant owned these slaves in St. Louis, Mo., where he lived. He was a bad manager and just before the war began he moved to Ga lena and went to work for his brother in the tanyard. While there he caught the war fever and got a good position under Lincoln, but had he remained in St. Louis would have greatly preferred one on our side. So said Mrs. Grant a few years ago to a newspaper editor in St. Augustine. How many of this generation north or south know or will believe that as late as November, 1861, Nathaniel Gor don, master of a New England slave ship called the Erie, was convicted in New York city of carrying on the slave trade. (See Appleton.) Just think of it and wonder. In 1S61 our northern breth ren made war upon us because we en slaved the negroes we had bought from them, but at the same time they kept on bringing more from Africa and begging us to buy them. How many —— know that England, our mother coun try, never emancipated her slaves until 1843, when 12,000,000 were set free in the East Indies and one hundred mil lions of dollars paid to their owners by act of parliament? It is only with fif'the last half century that the im portation of slaves from Africa has generally ceased. Up to that time every civilized country bought them. English statesmen and clergymen said it was better to bring them away than to have them continue in their bar barism and cannibalism. And it was better. 1 believe it was God’s Provi dence that they should be brought away and placed in slavery, but the way it was done was inhuman and bru tal. The horrors of the middle passugc, as the ocean voyage was called, is the most awful narrative 1 ever read, und reminds me of Dante’s “Inferno.” About half the cargo survived and the dead and dying were tumbled intC the sea. The owners said we can afford to lose half and still have a thousand per cent, profit, ilev. John Newton, one of the sweetest poets who ever wrote a hymn, the author of “Amazing grace, how sw-eet the sound, that saved a wretch like me?” “Saviour, Visit Thy Plantation,” “Safely Through Another Week,” and many others, was for many years a deck hand on a slave ship and saw all its horrors. lie be came converted, but soon after became captain of a slaver and for four years pursued it diligently and mitigated its cruelty. Then he quit and went to preaching, and says in his autobiog raphy that it never occurred to him that there was anything wrong or im moral in the slave trade where it was humanely conducted. The Saviour said: “Offenses must needs come, but woe unto them by whom they come.” In Appleton’s long and exhaustive article on slavery it is said that slavery in some form has existed ever since human history began. And it appears to have been under the sanction of Providence as far back as the days of Noah and Abraham. The latter had a very great household, and many serv ants whom he had bought with his money. The word slave appears but twice in the Bible. It is synonymous with servant and bondsman. There has been no time since the Christian nro ♦ O ♦ till! rfomlnn nt rtnfJottr. Vi n i«u not owned'slaves—sometimes the bond age was hard, but as a general rule the master found it to his interest to be kind to his slaves. As Bob Toombs said in his Boston speech: “It is not to our interest to starve our slaves any more thtfn it is to starve our horses and horned cattle.” Shortly after the little cargo that the Wan derer brought were secretly scattered around 1 saw some of them at work in a large garden in Columbus Ga., and was told that they were docile and quickly learned to dig and to hoe, but that it was hard to teach them to eat cooked meat. They wanted it raw and bloody. They were miserable lit tle runts, “Guinea negroes,” with thick lips and flat noses, but they grew up into better shape and made good servants and I know were far better off than in their native jungles, the prey of stronger tribes, and made food for cannibals. No, there was no sin in slavery as instituted in the south by our fathers and forefathers, and that is why I write this letter—perhaps the last I shall ever write on this subject. 1 wish to impress it upon our boys and girls so that they may be ready and willing to defend their southern ancestors from the baseless charge of suffering now for the sins of their fathers. A northern friend writes: “Do please let up on the negro. We up here are tired of him. Give us more of your pleasant pictures of domestic life, etc., but let the negro go dead.” lie does not know that the negro and what is to become of him is a question of tremendous moment with us, and it must be written about. But I will refrain as long as it is prudent. Just now I would like to hire a man to cuss the black rascal who came into my back yard the other night and stole my grindstone. For five years I have let every darkey grind his ax who wanted to, and now I can’t grind my own. The fact is, I have no ax to grind, for they stole that first. BILL, ARP. PREMATURE ENTERTAINMENT Joe Had Wind of Host Everything Going and Didn’t Leave Any thing to Be Told. It is a curious fact that in country neighborhoods, news-items travel fast er than in the city; and this assump tion is daily borne out by indisput able evidence, says.the Detroit Free Press. “My wife and I have about decided that it is hardly worth while to invite city people out to visit us until we can afford a regular coachmau,” re marked a man who fairly dotes on his pretty little home three miles from town. “How’s that?” asked the other man. “Well, the cars stop about three quarters of a mile from us, and, as we don’t keep a man, we generally engage a near-by farmer’s son to drive over and meet our friends. Joe is a quaint fellow, a garrulous bachelor about 40, and his nose for news would make his fortune in the field of city journalism. In fact, by the time our guests have ridden from the sta tion with Joe, it is almost utter folly for Julia and me to try to entertain them. We had some friends otit last night to dinned, and I’ll give you a sample of our evening conversation. As hostess, my wife leads off: “ ‘The Blakes have moved into the Morse house.’ “ ‘Yes, but Joe told ub about it.’ “ ‘Did he tell you how Mr. and Mrs. Blake quarreled over putting up a stove ?’ “ ‘Oh, yes, he told us all about that.’ * “ ‘The Porters are going to move back to town.’ “ ‘Joe said so.’ “Then I try to take a hand: “ ‘We had great excitement out here this week. One of the boarders over at Ferguson’s turned out to be a morphine-eater.* “ ‘So Joe said; he said she burst out crying whenever dinner was a little Ute.* “ ‘Julia has made a fine lot of wild grape jelly.’ “ ‘Yes; Joe said he sold her the grapes off their farm.* “ ‘Isn’t this good butter? We make it ourselves now.* “ Tine indeed.! Joe said you’d got a A cow, and had quit taking butter of Betsy Smith.’ “‘Gracious!’ I exclaimed,‘what else did Joe tell you?’ “Then our guest hurriedly pours forth a wonderful volume: “ ‘Oh, Joe said that your frontdoor had been sticking and that you had to send for him to plane it off a little; he said the Watsons had new stone pillars at their front gate, with “Wat son” cut on one pillar and “The Lov ers” on the other. Rural delivery was out this way, Joe said, and that you had already had a fuss with the postman. He said that the Triors had moved into their tenant’s house for the wipter and were awfully cozj’, and he also said you’d had a letter from a cousin up north who was coming to make you a long visit. Yes, and he said that Julia had found out who had her grandfather's eloek—and was going to buy it back again.’ “My wife and I looked at each other in amazement; then she said: “ ‘Well, since we can’t tell you any news, suppose you kindly go to work and tell us some.’ ” Her Chance. “Yo’s mah choc’late ladyl’” ex claimed Sam Hokenby, cooingly. “I hopes yo’ doan’ object to dat." “No, indeed,” replied Miss Lily White, “ ’kase dat sho’ly am mah fav’ryte fla vah. Hows’mever, ef dey ain’ got dat kin I’ll eat strawberry an’ vernellah.” —Philadelphia Press. Take Life Easy. Highblower—My first daughter mar ried a poet, my second an artist and my third a rich merchant. Dimbleton—And which couple is the most fortunate? “Oh, the first two of them. They are supported by the husband of the third—Ti t- Bits. An Untenable Theory. Husband—You are naturally of an unhappy disposition, that’s all that’s the matter. Wife—That’s your theory, is it? Husband—I never sew you happy. Wife—That’s because you never saw me before I met you.—N. Y. Weekly. Speaking from Experience. “Yes,” said Mr. Haggs, “it was fun ny enough to make a donkey laugh 1 laughed till I cried.”—Tit-Bits. GOVERNOR OF OREGON Uses Pe-ru-na in His Family For Colds and Grip. CAPITOL BUILDING, SALEM, OREGON. A Letter From the Executive Office of Oregon. Po-ru-na is known from the Atlantic t-o the Pacific. Letters of congratula tion and commendation testifying to the merits of Pe-ru-na as a catarrh remedy are pouringin from every State in the Union. Ur. Hartman is receiving hundreds of such letters daily. All classes write these letters, from the highest to the lowest. The outdoor laborer, the indoor arti san, the clerk, the editor, the states man, the preacher—all agree that Pe ru-na is the catarrh remedy of the age. The stage and rostrum, recognizingca tarrh as their greatest enemy, are es pecially enthusiastic in their praise and testimony. Any man who wishes perfect health must be entirely free from catarrh. Ca tarrh is well-nigh universal; almost omnipresent. Pe-ru-<na is the only abso lute safeguard known. A cold is the beginningof catarrh. To prevent colds, to cure colds, is to cheat catarrh out of its victims'. Pe-ru-na not only cures catarrh, but prevents. Every house hold should be supplied with this great remedy for coughs, colds and so forth. The Governor of Oregon is an ardent admirer of Pe-ru-na. He keeps it con tinually in the house. In a recent let* ter to Dr. Hartman he says: State of Oregon, 1 Executive Department, V Sai.em, May 9, 1898. ) The Pe-ru-na Medicine Co., Columbus, O.: Dear Sirs—I have had occasion to u»e your Pe-ru-na medicine in my family for colds, and it proved to be an excel lent remedy. I Lave not had occasion to use it for other ailments. Yours very truly, W. M. Lord. It will be noticed that the Cover nor says he has not had occasion to UEe Pe ru-na for other ailments. The reason for this' is, most other ailments begin with a cold. Using Pe-ru-na to prompt ly cure colds, he protects, his family against other ailments^ Tbis-is exactly what every other family in the United States should do. Keep Pe-ru-na in the house. Use it for coughs, colds, la grippe, and otherclimatic affections of winter, and there will be no other ail ments in the house. Such families should provide themselves, with a oopy of Dr. Hartman’s free book, entitled “Winter Catarrh.” Address Dr. Hart man, Columbus, Ohio. FALLIBILITIES OF SCIENCE. Lord Kelvin 'Warn Puzzled Over th( ImitoaslLle Annie of a Ladder Which Couldn't Fall. At a certain favorite resort in London a conversation among a number of financiers turned upon cable shares aud wireless tel egraphy. One confirmed cable worshipper quoted Lord Kelvin’s opinion that the com panies had no need to be alarmed at the prog ress of Marconi, relates a London paper. “Oh,” exclaimed anotner, “Lord Kelvin be hanged! It is not the first time he hag made a mistake. Why, 1 remember years ago, when he was plain Billy Tnomson, be was out in the country for a ride witn his brother. You know he wa6 always like the old fish hag that O’Connell tackled. He slept on a parallelogram, shaved with a spheroid, watched the process of an ellipse and gen erally took his mathematics to bed with him. Anyhow he never passed anything without making a caclulation about it. This time it was a ladder standing against a wall at an angle which according to all known laws ougiit to be impossible, especially as it stood on smooth concrete at the bottom. He called his brother’s attention. They both got down, took measurements, made endless calculations, and considered various theo ries to account for the absence of slip. At last they fixed on some far-fetched explana tion just as the farmer hove in sight. Then they casually called his attention to the strange circumstance. ‘Oh, ay,’ says the old man, ‘the ladder? Yes, I put it there for my hens, and it’s pretty tight with the holdfast at the top!’”_ Biot So Very Crazy. An Emporia (Kan.) sportsman was out gunning a few days ago, the Gazette says, and happened to go by the poor farm. One of the crazy men they keep out there saw him and began asking him questions. “What have you killed?” asked the crazy fellow. The Emporia man said he had a meadow lark and two doves. “What did vou pay for that gun?” “Sixty dollars.” “How much is the dog worth?” “Twenty-five dollars." “An RS5 hunting outfit to kill 25 cents’ worth of game: they keep me locked tip in here be cause they say I’m crazy, and they let you run loose. It isn’t fair,” said the crazy man. No matter how long you have had the jough; if it hasn’t already developed into consumption. Dr. Wood’s Norway Pine Sy rup will cure it._ Mother—“You have disobeyed me, Tom my. Didn’t 1 say no when you asked me for another piece of cake?” Tommy—“Weil, maybe you think I don’t know what a wom an's ‘no’ means.”—Town and Country. Hundreds of lives saved every year by hav ing Dr. Thomas’ Eelectric Oil in the house i'ust when it is needed. Cures croup, heals lurus, cuts, wounds of every sort. Secure.—“You say that you have made a success of politics?” “Yes.” “Are you an orator?” “No, sir. I’m the leader of a brass band. The musicians always get the money, but the orators are expected to talk for nothing.”—Washington Star. Fortify Feeble Lungs Against Winter with Hale’s Honey of Horenound and Tar. Pike’s Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. A Matter of Marksmanship.—Shotwell— “Didn’t you ever go shooting?” Sportless— “Never in my life.” Shotwell—"You don’t know what you’ve missed.”—Indianapolis News. Piso’s Cure cannot be too highly spoken of as a cough cure.-L W. O’Brien, 322 Third Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6,1900. 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