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IVliat I'd do fjr !ier I i,ovc I
I overhear! a rnocnstiucl: bomlirc, t'.c other
night, remark that he loved a certain yoimv: lat'y
well enough to die. for her. I kno-.r I lovo some
body very much, mi l
I'd swear for h r
I'd tear for her
The Lvr.1 knows what I'd bear for her;
I'd lie fi r her
1'u s;j;h for her
I'd drink the Cnh-.pooia dry f.T her !
I'd "cuss'1 for h,r
I'd uHiss'' for her
I'd ku-k c; a tl.r.ndei-in" iuss fjr her I '
ll weep for her
Il leap lor her
I'd go without any s'.ep for her;
I'd tight for t cr ir
I'd bit.; fur her "
I'd wa'k tha streets all uirrht for her ;
I'd plei.d for her
I'd bleed for her
I'd go without my food for Ir.-r;
I'd shiK t for her
I'd boot for her
A liral who e;i:ue to suit for her ;
I'd kneel for Ler--
I'd steal for h r
Such is the lovo I fed for hor ;
. I'd s!ide f-.r her
I'd ride foV her
I'd swim aLjaiast wind cud tide for her ;
I'd trv for her
I'd cry for her
But han me if I'd die for her !
B. Nor any crher woman.
I am worthy your
;ty : Jn inyatnv.ul atJerusu-
took possession of - tic Pratorium,
and ordered a splendid
pared, to vu:ch i
of Judea, with ilia
oGcers. At the
li:ast to be pre-
suvifed tlie Tetrarch
high priests "and his
ioi:;teu Lour no
I was aa ii:su!t
offered to iuv dirn:tv. !A few days aftcr-
ward lie Tctrarch- deigned to pay me a njy
down at tl
He rreteutled that bis rciiir-
, . - 1 - t
bun r.iid ins atreijaants to sit
.e tables ciy tiie ucnaies, aau
up l.-Datious . with tlier;i.
I thou-Ut it expedient to accept of his
excuse, but from tint moment I was .con
vinced that the curunired had declared
themselves the ciieai'es of tha conrjuer
or?. I i
tune Jerusa:em was
s all con-
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Poutiotfs Pilate and Jesus Christ.
We lay before cur readers this morn
ing a curious document, with which, cr
something liko it, some of them are
doubtless familiar. It is one that is much
prised among the Cherokee Indians, and
read in the families of the nation as a
veritable liibtoiy of the relation sustained
by Pilate to Jesus Christ, aud the
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scenes attentat!' ttie trial ana tlie cruci-.
fixion. It hat been forwarded to us.
says the Missouri RejniLlican, to be
pr'mtel for the uso of the Cherokee Na
tion, all the copies cf it now ia issue
among them beiug much dilapidated by
constant handling. There are evidently
soma errors in phraseology iu the manu
script as sent tp us, some of which we do
not attempt to correct, because of uncer
tainty as to what-substitutions to make.
We publish it mainly as we have received
it." - .
PONTIUS PILATE IN VIENNE.
Yienne in Dauphiuy, a province in
France, the ancient capital of transalpine
Gaul under thellomaa's is situated on the
river llhone. There, on the left bank
of the beautiful stream is seen a tomb of
an ancient architecture, which according
to tradition is the tomb of Pontius Pi
late, under whose government i Jesus
Christ suffered Pussus est l3oniio Pi
late. It was in Vienne also that the Wand
ering Jew revealed himself in 1777. A
most remarkable occurrence; the spot
that-contained the ashes of the judge of
the righteous, was to be trodden on by a
descendant of his accuser.
The following chronicle was extracted
from an old Latin manuscript, found in
a monastery jn Vienne. It was under
the reii;n of Caliirula, wheu C. Marus
was prseter at Vienne, that an old man,
bent with age, yet of full stature, W'as
seen to ascend from his litter and enter a
house of modest appearance near the
temple of Mars. Over the door of this
house w .s written in red letters the name
of F. Albinus. He was an old acquaint
ance of Pilate. After mutual salutations,
Albinus observed to him that years had
elapsed since their separation.
"Yes," replied Pilate, "many years
years of misfortune and affliction. Ac
cursed be the day on which I succeeded
Valarus Gratus in the overnnieilt of
Judea. My name is ominous, it has been
fatal to whomsoever has borte it. One of
my ancesters printed an indelible mark
of infamy of the fair front of imperial
Home, when the Romans passed under
the .Candena Ferculea in the Sammitc
war; another perished by the bands of
the Parthise in the war against Armin
ius ; and 1, miserable me "
,;You miserable," asked : Albinus
"what have you done to entail misery on
you? True, the injustice of Caligula,
has exiled you from Vienne, but for what
crime f X have examined your auair in
the Tabutarium. You are denounced
by Vitollus, Prefect of Syria, your enemy'i
for having chastened the rebellious IIe
brews, who had slain the most noble or
the Samaritans, and who afterwards with
drew themselves on Mount Garizim.
You are also accused of acting thus out
of hatred against tho Jews." . -
"No," replied Pilate, "no i by all the
gods, Albinus, it is not the injustice of
Caezar that afliets me.'V ;
'What, then, is the cause of your af
fliction?" continued Albinus. Long have
I known you sensible, just, humane, I
Bee it. You are the victim of Vitellus."
"Say not 6o, Albinus ; say not that I
am the victim of Vitellus,. no; I am
the victim of a higher power ,
The Romans regard me as an object
of Caesar's ; and the Jews as the severe
Proconsul ; the Christains, as. the exe
cutioner of their God 1" -,
"Of their God did you say, Pilate ?
Impious wretches ! Adore a God born
in a manger, and put to death on the
cross!" - ' ;.
"Beware, Albinus, beware," continued
Pilate, "if their God had been born un
der the purple he would-have been ador
ed. Listen ! To your friendship I will
submit the events of my life, you will
i.ie'3, the inost difficult to govern.
so turbulent Were the people that 1 Uvea
in momentary dread of an insurrection.
cold in my veins, and that my body is
bent down under the load of years, j it is
not surprising thut Pilate should some
times tremble, but then I was young in
my veins Cowed the Spanish mixed; with
Iloasiian blovd, as incapable of fear as it
was of pue'ribj emotions.
- hea the Nazarene mad; hiss appear
iicee, I was walking in my basalioi a:id
my feet seeiaed fastened with ail iorn
1 i .
nana to tno marble pavemeat. lie was
calm rite Nazareoe calm as innocence.
When he came up tome he stopped, and
by a .single sign seemed to say to me,
here I aui. .
For fcouie time I coittcmplated with ad
miration aud awe this extraordinary type
of man a type of man unknown to our
numerous painters, who have given form
and figure to all the gods and all the he
. "Jcsis," said I to him, at
my tor-true faultered "Jesus
reth, 1 have granted you, for the last
I hail but a sinle centurion i three years, ampl freedom of speech,
i isanaiuil oi soldiers, i requested a i nr uu j. reg:et it. lour words are
reinforcement from the Prefect of Syria, J those of a sage. . I know not whether you
i... i . , i..
wlio lnlormed me tiiat lie
troops suineicut to detenu li:s cwn prov
ince. Insatiate thirst of empire ; tocx
tend our conquests beyond the means of
defending them ! . Among the various
rumors that cames to my ears there was
one that attracted my attention. A youug
man. it was said, had appeared in Galilee,
preaching, with a uol.de unction, anew law,
iu the name of the God that had fentbim.
At tint 1 was aprcheu&ivc that his de
sign was to stir up the peoplj against the
Humans, but soon were my fears dispell
ed. Jesus of Nazareth spoke rather as
a friend of the Romans than of the Jews.
tere w a rrreat concourse oi the
I observed, in the midst of the
a 3ou:;g man leaning against a
who was calmlv addressuiir the mul-
1 was told it was Jesus. This
easily have suspected, so rreat
One'day in passing by the place of
I - could
was the difference between him and thoe
who were listening toi him. Ilis golden
colored hair and beard gave to his ap
pearance a celestial aspect ; he appeared
to be about thirty years of age. Never
have I seen a sweeter or a mere serene
countenance. What a contrast between
him and his hearers, with their black
beard and tawny complexions ! Unwill
ing to interrupt him by my presence I
continued my walk, but signified to my
secretary to join the group and listen.
"My secretary's name was Manlius.
lie was the grandson of the chief of the
conspirators who encamped in Lltruria, j
waiting Cutaline. Manlius was an an-
cient inhabitant of Judea, and well ac
quainted with the Hebrew language.
He was devoted to me and worthy of
"On entering the Prctorium I found
Manlius, who related the words Jesus
had prououueed at Siloe. Never have
I heard in the Pettico, or in the works of
the philosophers, anything that can com
pare to the maxims of Jesus. One of
the rebellious Jews, so numerous in Je
rusalem, having asked him if it was law
ful to give tribute to Coesar, Jesus re
plied, "Render unto Ceasar the -thivys
which are Caesar's, and unto God the
things that arc Gods."
It wa3 on account of tho wisdom of
his sayings that I granted so much liber
ty to the Nazareno ; for it was in my pow
er to have him arrested and exiled to
Pontu3, but this would have been con
trary to that justice, which has always
.characterized the Romans. This man
was neither sedicious or rebellious : I
extended to him my protection unknown
perhrps to himself. He was at liberty to
act, to speak, to assemble and address
the people, to choose disciples unrestrain
ed by any Pretorian mandate.
"Should it ever happen-5 may the
gods never avert the omen should it
ever happen I say, that the religion of
our forefathers be supplanted by the re
ligion of Jesus, it will be his noble tolera
tion that Rome shall owe her pie.nature
obsequies, whilst 'I miserable wretch ! I
shall have been the instrument of what
Christians call providence, and we des
tiny. "But this unlimited freedom granted
to Jesus provoked the Jews not the
poor but the rich and powerful. It is
true that Jesus was severe on the latter,
and this was a political reason in my
opinion, not to control the liberty of the
Nazarene. "Scribes and Pharisees"
would he say to them, "you are a race of
vipers you resemble painted sepulchres.'
At other times he would sneer at the
proud aims of the Publican, telling him
that the mite o4 the poor widow was
more precious in the sight of God. New
complaints were daily mado at the Pre
torium against, the insolence of Jesus.
I was even informed that some misfortune
would befall him that it would not be
the first time that Jerusalem bad stoned
them . who called themselves prophets.
And that if the Pretorium refused justice,
an appeal would be made to the Caesar
if that happened. My conduct wag ap
proved of by the Senate,! and I was
promised a reinforcement of troops after
the termination of the Pai thian war. -
'Being too weak to suppress a sedition,
I resolved upon adopting a measure
that promised to establish the tranquili
ty of the city, without subjecting, the
Pretorium to humil'a'ing concessions, I
wrote to Jesus requesting an interview
with him at the Pretorium. He came.
"Oh Albinus ! now that my blood runs
nave read Socrates aud lJlato, but this 1
know that there is in your discourses a
Biajestie simplicity that elevates you far
above those philosphers. The Emperor
is informed of it, and I, his humble rep
resentative in this country, a;u glad of
having allowed you that liberty of which
you are so worthy. However I must not
conceal from you that your discourses
have raised up against you powerful aud
inveterate enemies. Neither is this sur
prising. Soerates had his enemie and
lie fell a victim to their hatred. Yours
are doubly incensed against you en ae
couut of your sayings, against me of the
liberty extended toward you ; they even
accuse me indirectly of being leagued
with ycu for the purpose of depriving
the Hebrew of the little civil power
which Rome has left them. My request
I do not say order is that you be
more circumspect for the future, and
more tender in rousing-the pride of your
enemies, lest they raise against you the
sttipid populace, and. compel me to em
ploy the instruments of justice."
The Nazarene calmly replied: j
"Prince of the earth, your words pro
ceed not from true wisdom. Sayj to the
torrent to stop in the midst of the
mountain, because it will uproot the trees
ot the valley : the torrent will answer
you that it obeys the laws of the Creator.
God alone knows whither flows the wat
ers of tho torrent. Verily I sa unto
you, bef'oie the Rose of Sharon blossoms,
the blood of. the just shall be spilti"
"Your blood shall uot be spilt," re
plied I with emotion. ' "You are more
precious in my estimation, on account of
vour wisdom, than ail the turbulent and
proud PLari ees, who abuse the freedom
granted to them by the Romans, conspire
against Csesar, and construe our: bounty
into fear. Insoleut wretches, they are
not awaro that the wolf of the Tiber
sometimes clothes himself with the skin
of the sheep. I wul protect you ajjaiust
them. My Pretorium is open to you as
an asylum, it is a sacred asylum. ,
Jesus carelessly shook , his head, and
said, with a grace and divine smile :
"When the day shall have come there
will be no asvlum for the son or man
neither on the ca(rth, nor under the earth,
the asylum of the just is there (pointing
to the heavens,) that which is written iu
the books of the Prophets must be ac
"Young man," answered I, j mildly,
"you oblige me to convert mv request in
to an order. The safety of the province,
which has been conlided to my care re
quires it. You must observe more mode
ration in your discourses. Do not infringe
my orders, you know. May happiness
attend you. Farewell. . i
"Prince of the earth," replied Jesus
"I came not to bring war into the world,
but peace, love and charity, I was born
the same day on which Cassar Agustus
gave peace to the Roman world, i Perse
cution proceeds not from me. I expect
from others and will meet it in obedience
to the will of my Father, who has shown
me the way. Restrain, therefore, your
worldly prudence. It is" not iu your
power to arrest the victim at the foot of
the tabernacle of expiation."
So saying, he "disappeared like a
bright shadow, behind the curtains of the
Herod, the Tetrach, who then
reigned in Judea, and who died de
voured by vermins, who was a weak and
wicked man, chosen by the chiefs of the
law to be the instrument of their hatred.
To him the enemies of Jesus addressed
themselves to wreak theif vengeance on
the Nazarene. j
Had Herod consulted his own inclina
tionshe would have ordered Jesus immedi
ately put to death, but though proud of
his royal dignity, yet he was afraid of
committing an act that might diminish
his influence with Caesar. j
Herod called on me one day at the
pretorium, and on rising to take his leave,
after some insignificant conversation he
asked me what was my opinion concerning
the Nazarene. I replied that Jesus ap
peared to me to be one of these great
philosophers jhat great nations sometimes
pruduce; that his doctrines were' by r.o
means sacrilegious, and that the intention
of Rome was to leave him 'that freedom
of speech which was justified by his ac
tions. Herod smiled maliciously, and
saluting me with ironical respect, he de
The great feast of the Jews was ap
proaching, and their intention was to
avail themselves of the rjonular exulta
tion which always manifests itself at the
solemnities or a passover. lhc city was
overflowing with a tumultuous populace
clamoring for the death of the Naza
rene. My emissaries informed me that
the treasure of the Temple had been em
ployed in bribing the people. Thedan-
ger was pressing. Roil an centurion
had been insulted. '
I wrote to the Prefect of Syria, re
questing a hundred toot soldiers, and the
same number of cavairv. He declined.
I saw myself alone, with a handful of
vetrans, in the midst of a rebellious city,
too weak to suppress a disorder, and
having -no other choice left but to tole
rate it. They had seized upon Jesus,
and the seditious rabble although they
had nothing to fear from the Pretorium
believing io the faith of their leaders,
that I winked at their sedition, continued
vociferating "crucify him," "cruciiy
Three powerful parties had combined
together at that time against Jesus.
First the Herodians and- the Saducees,
whose seditious conduct seemed to have
proceeded from double motive. They
hated the Nazarene, and were impatient
of the Roman yoke. They coulu never
forgive me for having entered their holy
city with banners that bore the imoge of
the Roman Emperor, and although in
this instance I had committed a fatal er
ror, yet the sacrilege did not appear less
henious in their eyes. I had promised
to employ a part of the treasury in the
Temple in erecting edifices of public
utility. My proposal was scowled at.
The Pharisees were the avowed enemies
of Jesus. They cared not for the gov
erement, but they bore with bitterness
the severe reprimands which the Nazar
ene, for three years, had been continually
throwing out against them wherever he
went. Too weak and pusillanimous to
act by themselves, they had eagerly em
braced the quarrels of llerodian and the
Saducees. Besides these three parties,
I had to contend against the reckless and
profligate populace,' always ready to join
a sedition and to profit by the disorder
and confusion that resulted therefrom.
Jesus was dragged before the council
of the priests and condemned to death.
It was then that the High Priest,
Caiapus performed a devisory act of sub
He sent his prisoner to me to pro
nounce bis condemnation and secure his
execution. I answered him that as Je
sus was a Galilean, the affair came in
Herod's jurisdiction, and ordered Jesus
to be sent thither.
The wily Tetrach professed humility,
and protesting his preference to the lieu
tenant of Ccesar, ho committed the fate
of the man to my hands. Soon my pal
ace assumed the aspect or a besieged cit
adel; every momeut increased the num
bers of the sedious. Jerusalem was inun
dated with crowds from the mountains of
Nazareth. All Judea appeared to be
pouring into the devoted city. '
I had taken a wife, agirl from among
the Gauls, who pretended to see foto fu
turity. Weeping and throwing herself
at my feet, ''beware," said she to me,
"beware and touch not that man, for he
is holy. Last night I saw him in a vis
ion he was walking on the waters he
was flying on the wings of the wind. He
spoke to the tempest, to the palm trees,
to the fishes of the lake all were obedi
ent to him. Behold 1 The torrent Mount
Kedran flows with blood ! the statues of
Caesar are filled with thefilth'of gemon
ide, the columns of the' Interium have
given way, and the sun is veiled, in
mourning like a vestal in the tomb. O I
Pilate, evil awaits thee. If thou will
not listen to the vows of thy wife, dread
the curse of a Roman Senate dread the
frowns of Caesar."
By this time the marble stairs groaned
under the weight of the multitude. The
Nazarene was brought back to me. I
proceeded to the Hall of Justice, followed
by my guard, and asked the people, in a
severe tone, what they demanded. "The
death of the Nazarene," was their reply.
"For-what crime?" "He has blas
phemed ; he has prophesied the ruin of
the temple ; he calls himself the Son of
God the Messiah the King of, the
Jews." "Roman justice," said I, punishes
not such offences with death." "Crucify
him, crucify him," belched forth the re
lentless rabble. The vociferations of the
infuriate mob shook the palac to its foun
dations. There was but one who ! ap
peared to be calm in the midst of the
vast multitude. It was the Nazarene.
After many fruitless attempts to protect
him from the fury ot his merciless pros
ecutors, I had the baseness to adopt a
measure, which at the moment, appeared
to be the only one that could ave his
life.-'' '..-.,. -,'.-,v .v. -
I ordered him to be scourged, then
calling for an ewer, I washed my hands
in. the presence of the clamorous multi
tude thereby signifying to them my dis
approval of the deed. ,
But in vain, , it was his life that these
wretches thirsted after. Often in our
civil commotions, I have witnessed the
furious animosity of the multitude, but
nothing could be compared to what I
beheld in the present instance. It might
have been truly said that on this occasion.
all the phantoms of the infornal regions
had assembled at Jerusalem. The crowd
appeared not to walk; they are borne off
and whirled as a vortex rolling alone like
living waves from the portals of the Pre
torium even unto Mount Zion with howl
ing screams, shrieks and vociferations,
such as were never heard in seditions ot';
Panonia, or in the tumult of the Forum.
By degrees the day darkened like a
winter twilight, such as had been at the
efeath of the great Julius Csesarl It was
likewise towards the ides of March. I
the continued Governor of a rebellious
province, was leaning against a column
of my. bassalic, contemplating athwart the
dreary gloom these fiends of Tartanw
dragging to execution the innocent Naza
rene. t . ' - i ";
All around me was desert; Jerusalem,
had vomited for 4h her indwellers through
the funeral gate that leads to the Gemon--iea.
An air of desolation and sadness ,
enveloped me. 'My guards had joined
the cavalry, and the centurion, to dis
play a shadow of power, was,yn
tieavoring to maintain order. I was
left alone, and my breaking heart admon
ished me, that what was passing at that -
moment appertained rather to the history
ot the gods, than to that of man. Loud
clamors were heard proceeding from Gol- v
gotha which borne on the winds, appeared '
to announce an agony such as never had "
been heard by mortal ear. Dark clouds
lowered over the pinnacle oi the leniple,
and large ruptures settled over the city
and covered it as with a veil. So dread-
ful were the signs that were manifested,
both in the heavens and on the earth,
that Dionysius the Areopagite, is reported
to have exclaimed, "Either the Author of
Nature is suffering, or the Universe is fall- ,
ing apart. - . :
Toward the first hour oT the fcight I
threw my mantle around me, and went 1
down into., the city toward the gates of
Golgotha. The sacrifice was consumated.
The crowd was returning home still agi
tated, it is true, but gloomy, taciturn and
desperate. What they had witnessed -had
struck them with terror and remorse. .
I also saw my little Roman cohort pass
by mournfully, the standard bearer having
veiled his eagle in token of grief, and I
overheard some of the soldiers murmur-
ing strange words, which I did not com
prehend. Others were recounting prodi-'.
gies almost similar to those which had '
so often smote the Romans with dismay '
by tho will of the gods. Sometime
groups of men and women would Jialt,
then looking backward towardIount
Cavalry would remain motionless, in ex
pectation of witnessing eome new prodigy.
I returned to the Pretorium, sad and
pensive. On ascending the stairs, the
steps ot which were still stained with tho -blood
of the Nazarine, I perceived an old
man in a suppliant posture, and behind
him several women, in tears. He threw
himself at my feet and wept bitterly. It
is painful to see an old man weep.
"Father," said I to him mildly, "who are
you, and what is your request!" "I am
Joseph of Arimathea," replied he, Vand'
am come to beg of you upon, my knees,
the permission to bury Jesus of Nara-j
reth." "Your payer is granted," said I to
him, and at the the same time ordered
Manlius to take some' soldiers with him, '
to superintend the interment lest it should
be profaned. A few days after the se
pulchre was found empty. The disciples
of J esus published all over the couutry
that Jesus had risen from the dead, as
he had foretold. - : : ,
A last duty remained forme to per
form ; it was to communicate, to Caesar
the details of this deplorable event. , I ,
did it on the same night that followed
the fatal catastrophe, and had just fin
ished the communication when day began
to dawn. . ..
At that moment the sound of clarions,
playing the air of Diana, struck my oar.
Casting my eye towards the Csesarean
gate, beheld a troop of soldiers, and heard,
at a distance, other trumpets sounding
uaesar s march, it was the remlorco
ment that had been promised metwo
thousand chosen men who, to hasten
their arrival, had marched all night.
"It has then been decreed by the Fates,"
cried I wringing my hands, "that the
great iniquity should be accomplished
that for tho purpose -of averting ' the
deeds of yesterday, troops should ar
rive to-day I Cruel destiny, how thou
sportest with the affairs of mortals V It
was but too true, what the Nazareae ex
claimed, when writhing' on the cross
i(AU is consummated."
The first cast-iron plow in America,
patented by Charles Newborn in 1797,
has recently been presented to the New ,
Vl, A : .1. l ct ..... -w
j.vik. uiaic .rvgrivuiiurai oocieiy, oy ionn
Black, of Mt. Holly, N. J. The plow ;
consists of share, land-sido, sheath and
mould-board, and was all cast in one piece;
the point was very soon brokerr, and was
never used afterward. - The inventor
spent about 830,000 in perfecting and in
troducing his plow, and failed. ; J';
Valuable as the Koh-i-noor diamond '
is, it comes far short of being tho most '
valuable jewel in the world. That distioc- '
tion is reserved for a rough diamond in -j
possession of the King of Portugal, which
was found in the? diamond district of .
Brazil. . It is asarge .as a hen's egg;
weighs one , thousand aurirndredand ;
eighty carats (over eleven ounces), and .
is estimated to be worth 57,000,000. , "
- A "worthy citizen, recently deceased
is spoken of by a Texas paper as Ma man
of great energy who had a Roman not
with stiong religious tendenoies."