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CAVESSON AND THE CENTIPEDE CAVESSON'S BLUNDER By GUY BOOTHBY. Copyright, 1900, by Guy Boothby. i£v«n if Cavesson had not been anxious to do so before, which could scarcely be doubted, he felt doubly compelled, after Mr. Walkett's generous treatment of him, to ■ cert all his energies to effect the capture of that notorious bushranger, the Centipede, lie had been the laughing stock of the colon ies for too long, and to a man so proud, ridicule was worse than death. The story of ihe bogus millionaire, and the little outing with the bank manager of Nollaba station, had been copied into ail the papers, uud Cavfsson's enemies had taken excellent care that he should see the various accounts given of It. The government, through the commis sion of police, had also stirred him up again, aud as a result he was nearly distracted. One more blunder, he knew, would spell ruin, and ruin would mean a loss of Minnie Walkett, which was worse than either. But he had no ;utention of making another mistake, and when he received a letter from the authori ties informing him that the smartest police magistrate in Queensland was coming into the district to take charge, ha felt more certain than ever on the point. Moreover, his sweetheart wrote regularly, encouraging him In his endeavors, and, if anything else were wanting, this alone would have been sufficient to induce him to do his best. He was only waiting, he tcld her In reply to her letter, for the Centipede to show his head above ground, then he was going to pounc« down upon him «ud annihilate him. He gave a full morning to reflection. One thing was very certain; if he wished to keep any sort of standing In the force he must secure his "iiemy before the new police magistrate should put in an appearance. He had heard of .Montague Hablett before, and he had no desire to receive either his advice or his censure. The latter had a. reputation for keeping officers up in the collar, and he had openly asserted in a certain metro-' polltan club, that if the government would only appoint him to Mulga Flat, he would tall twist, the police inspector to death, and have the Centipede in his hands inside a month. As you will readily understand, this sort of boast was not calculated to prejudice a man like Cavesson in his favor; in con sequence there was a bad understanding be- tween the pair before the ink had changed color on Che magistrate's letter of appoint ment. Next day It was duly gazetted, and on the Thursday following Montague Hablett left Brisbane for the west One morning, a week or so before Hablett . was expected to arrive at Mulga Flat, a man put in an appearance in the township, mounted on a woraout horse. As soon as he had stabled him, ha inquired the way to the police station, aad reaching it asked for an interview with the inspector. He wa3 forth with conducted Into tiiat officer's presence^. "What do you want with me?" inquired Cavesson, who had just received his weekly mail, in which was contained an order to confer with the newly appointed magistrate immediately upon bis arrival in the district The man before him mopped his face with his handkerchief and then, without waiting to be asked, sat down beside the inspector's table. He was a tall, 'burly fellow with a skiu as brown as a berry, an honest face and a voice so deep that it seemed to come from his boots. "I've come in, sir, from Bunyip's range to tell you as how I fancy I can give you the straight tip as to one of the Centipede's hid in' places." "The deuce you can," cried Cavesson, and, springing up, he crossed to the door and shut it carefully. "If you can do that I'll never forget you. But don't you try any larks with me, for, I swear, if you do, it'll be the worst day's work you ever tried your liand at." "I'm not. trying to mislead you, sir; I'll give you my word to that," said the man. "I'll give you my name and address, and you can make inquiries about me. I've uot been into Mulga Flat before, but I'm well known to a good many people who live here." "What's your name?" "Jabez Barker, sir. I've got a bit of a se lection out on the range yonder." Cavesson wrote the man's name and ad dress on a slilp of paper, and then turned to his visitor again. "Who knows you here?" "Well, sir, to begin with, there's Mr. Mil ler, the storkeeper down the street yonder; there's the secretary of the Pastoralists' union, and there's John Williams, as keeps the Squatters Arms across the way. I think they'll all be ready to speak for me." Once more Cavesson wrote upon the paper, and, ringing his bell, told the sergeant who answered it to go to the different addresses and find out what the folk mentioned knew of the man in question. As soon as the man had left the room, Cavesson turned to his informant. "Now, then, let's hear your story," he said. "What information can you give me that will be likely to help us to catch this notorious rascal? If it is reliable, and I am successful in effecting his arrest, I can prom ise you that you will be rewarded." "I want no reward, sir," replied the man. "If I give you the news you want, it is be cauae I wish to rid the colony of a man who has given so much trouble. Besides, I don't feel kind of safe with him close alongside me." "I see. Now tell me all you know." "Well, sir, it was like this, you see. About a month or so ago, just before that bit of a bobberee out at Mr. Walkett's station, when you was so nicely sold by the Centipede (I don't mean no offense, sir), I was out at the back o' my selection doing a bit o' fenc ing with two of my boys. We were camped alongside a biggish sized waterhole, and we had three horses with, us, not one of which was shod. You must remember that, sir, or you'll miss the point of what I'm driving at. Well, one Sunday morning after break fast, there being, of course, no work doin", sir, I left the boys at the camp and went out tor a bit of a walk. On my way I went round by the botton of the hills that are very sparsely timbered with she-oaks there abouts, with here and there a bit of raulga at the base. Well, as I went along, sir, I looked about me and, to my surprise, I came across what was a regular hard-beaten track. I was so startled that I went down on my hands and knees and had a close look at the prints on H. As far as I could pick out, there were the tracks of four horses, and all of 'em was shod. Now, sir, I argued it out this way: What was horsemen doin' on my selection? There's nothing to be gained by going that way, unless you want to get into the ranges, and no one would have any reason to be there unless he was in trouble and wanted to lay by for a bit When I'd got as much out of the track as I wanted I turned about and made my way back to the camp, taking in the side of the water hole nearest the hills on my road. Going close down to the water's edge I had a look at the .mud, and sure enough, It was trodden down all round by the horses that had come there to drink." "How do you know the marks were not those of your own beasts? You say you had three with you." "For the same good reason as before, sir," the man answered; "the beasts were all shod; mine were not" "Had you any other animals on that side of the homestead?" ' "Not a beast, sir." "No brumb'es?" (Wild horses). "Brumbies wouldn't be shod, sir." "Of course not. Well, what did you do then?" "Only one thing, sir; but I think it's worth considering. It was the middle of the nig-ht, after the day of that trouble at Mr. Wal kett's. I had not been feeling quite the thing all day, and at night was very restless. Try how I would I could not sleep. It was full moon, and by pulling the flap of the tent door aside I could get a good view of tha country. Well, I was lying there thinking about this and that, and wondering how soon our fencing Job was likely to be finished, when all of a sudden I thought I heard the sound of a horse in the distance. I listened again, and there tt was, sure enough, a good distance away to the westward. It was gradually coming closer, till by and by it could cot have been more than a couple of hundred yards from %y tent door. I ha 3 looked at my watch »few minutes before, and it was just after^2 o'clock. Thinking there must be something wrong at home, and that the wife had sent one of the boys to fetch me, I got out of my blankets and went to the door of the tent. There, sure enough, was a man on a gray horse, not riding to wards me, but making for the hills. From PART 11. the way the animal .traveled,; I could see ha was wetlnigb done for. Seeing the camp tie pulled up •■ -for a moment, and then-went slowly round the edge of the waterhole,: and after &tv"hila ■ "Disappeared in the direction 6f the traeVl had examined a few days, before. SamffhoV*lt*'nßver entered my head to think of the; Centipede, not knowing about the trouble at.Nollaba,' or thinking that he was on our aide of the country. v But the even ing I went out. Just for, curiosity's sake, and had a look at the soft mud at the head of the hole.. 1*; Sure -enough there was the track of a horse as plain as a pike staff, and there was ■■■ one peculiar thing about it—half the shoe ,on 'the, near hind foot was .missing. Well, I thought.no more about the matter just then, and two _ days later, our Work be ing done, we came back to the homestead. That ulght my good lady fell to talking about the trouble at Mr. Walkers, that she'd heard about from a teamster for the first time that day. I listened,' 1 but I can tell " you, " sir, .' I soon : pricked up my ears when she told me that the man had said that the horse the Centipede had stolen was a gray with a half shoe missing. Then I began to put two and two together. What time would It , have been when he left Nollaba station, sir?" "A little after 3", Cavesson replied. "Well, sir," the other continued, "here's something for you to work out. It is Just forty miles across country from Nollaba Head station to my place, and another twenty, say, out to the hills at the back; close upou aixty miles in all. Well, if he started at 8 or thereabouts and rode pretty smart, say eight miles an hour, he would be at my camp about 11. He'd be In a great hurry, of course, but I don't reckon that, taking one thing with another, he'd do more than I'm calcu lating. Now, sir, do you think there is any thing in what I've told you?" , "It certainly sounds feasible, and I only hope it may lead to something. Do you think they're hiding by there now?'" "That's more than I can say, sir, having no possible means of Judging; but I should think it more than likely. I don't see where else they could very well go.'/ '"My good man," Cavesson" replied scoru fuHy, "it's very evident you don't know the Centipede. He has hiding-places in every direction, and he's in and out of them like rabbits in a burrow." At that instant there was a knock at the door. It was the % sergeant, who had returned with the replies he had extracted from the varioue people he had visited. Each one, it was proved, was ready to bear testimony to the excellence of Mr. Barker's character. "Very •well," said Cavesson, when he had dismissed the officer, "I am satisfied. The next thing for us to do will be to get out there as quickly as possible and endaavor to effect a capture. Yq.u'll come with us, I sup pose?" "If you will let me, sir," replied the otter. "But, if you'li excuse me, I'll not take part in the fighting. I'm not a coward, but I'm the father of a family, sir, and I don't see that I could be of much assistance to you." "I'll not ask you to fight," said Cavesson, with a smile. "I only want you to put us en the right track to.the cave, and then you can go about your business." "Very good, sir. In that case I'll go with you as soon as you like. What time will you be ready to start? I've had a good ride to day as it is." . "Will half an hour be too soon for you?" "If you'll lend me a horse it won't. My own beast's done. It's close upon thirty miles to my place, and I came in pretty smart." % "I'll lend you a horse with pleasure. One good turn deserves another. In that case, I shall expect you to return here in half au hour's time." "I'll be here, sir." "la the meantime, remember, not a word about your errand to anybody. If you let fall a hint he'll hear of It, and we shall lose him, as we have done before." When the man had left the room, Caves sou rubbed his hands with delight. At last the chance had come. At last he was going to be successful in securing his enemy. The Centipede had not made any move for more than a week, and the chances were a hun dred to one that he was lying up in his cave in the Ranges, to which Barker had referred. If only he laid his plans well, he might catch him at last, and meet the new magis trate with the news that he had arrived too late to do the tail-twistLng of which he had spoken at the -club. Then, when the outlaw was sentenced .and safely in jail, he would go down to Brisbane and demand Minnie Walkett's hand lr'om her father. Fate could Lot have served him better, he felt, and iv this bpirit he devoted himself to givlDg the necessary orders for the expedition. In order that no information concerning the intended raid might reach the residents, Cavesson dispatched a sergeant and three troopers from the township by the north road, another three by the east, Barker and himself steering a course midway between the parties. On reaching the Nollaba boun dary fence, twenty miles out, they halted for an houi 1 in order to allow the others to come up, after which they quickened their pace, reaching Barker's homestead a little before 4 o'clock.- Tien they called a halt. As soon as it was dark they started, agaia, picking up the hills at a. point a mile or so below th«* water hole where the old man and his sons ha# been camped when the former had sighted the .. mysterious horseman. It was the' inspector's intention to leave his horses at this rendezvous in charge of one man, and then to push on with the remain der of his force on foot, feeling sure that there would be less chance of their being observed if they crept along the hillside than if they tried to approach on horseback by v.-ay of the plain. It was a fine, starlight night, and every man was eager for the fray. They had been laughed at so long that they fully shared their leader's eagerness to vin dicate their honor. Taking advantage of eveTy cover, and ever on the lookout for the cave of which they had been told, they made their way over the hill. It was a difficult and wearisome crawl, but at the end of half an hour it was safely accomplished, and they stood opposite their destination. "Let every man lie down," said Cavesson, in a whisper; then turning to the sergeant, who was beside him, he continued: "Burke, you had better come with me. And remem ber this men, not one of you is stir hand or foot until I return." Leaving the troopers behind them, the pair crept forward on their hands and knees to ward,- the little gully, the shadow of which they could plainly see ahead. It was a perfect hiding place. In shape if resembled a punch bowl more than anything else. A high wall of rock prevented it from being seen from the plain, and it struck Cavesson that the Centi pede's horses must be as clever as cats if they could climb in and out without breaking their necks. But though he searched the op posite side, high and low, he could distinguish no cave. At the moment they were lying on the side of a small cliff, and the inspector was In the act of turning to speak to his subordinate, when the other touched, him on the arm and signed to him to listen. Just below them, standing on the little plateau at the foot of the cliff, was a man. He was whistling softly to himself, and Cavesson no ticed that the air was "Kathleen Mavour neen," a favorite of his own. Neither of the men on the cliff moved a muscle until ho disappeared into the cave once more; then Cavesson bade the other go back along the track they had followed to reach the place and bring the men up. "Don't let them make a sound, whatever you do," he whispered, "otherwise we shall lose them, after all." The sergeant crawled away, and Cavesson laid himself down again to watch and form his plan of action. Never had pretty Minnie Walkett seemed so close before. In a quarter of an hour, or even less, if things went right, he might look upon himself as a made man. After a while he heard the sound of stealthy footsteps behind him, and a moment or so later the sergeant of the troopers crept up and laid down beside him. By this time his plans were made. "Burke," he whis pered, "take three of the men with you and follow this cliff along until it is possible to get down into the gully. 11l do the same on the left with the remainder. When you reach the bottom creep carefully up until you are opposite the cave. Let your men cover the right—mine will do the same on the left. Then we'll have them. But mind, not a sound, or we'ra done tor." Burke and half tna force crept off to the THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. right on their errand, while Cavesson and his men imitated their example ou the left. It was no easy matter, as they soon discovered, to reach the bottom, but when this Was once accomplished they nvfde ttielr way along the gully until they reached a point exactly op posite the entrance to the mouth of a la ga cave, into which the bushranger had pi ■- ceeded, half an hour or so before. A dim, uu certain light shone from th» interior of the cavern, but whether this cghie from !a. flre or torch those outside could" not distinguish. To rush the cave would have been a most fooligh proceeding, for who was to know whether those inside had not become aware, that they were surrounded? Cavesson felt he oiust en deavor in some way to draw the en#my out side. "If you'll let me have a try I think I can manage it, sir," whispered tke trooper lying *ext to him. "I cau give a call ]u#t like a diago.f and if that don't fetch somebody out I shall be very much surprised." "Very well," answered Cavesson; '"let me gat & IHtle nearer the cave, so that I may prevent them from diving back Again, then you can try your power." He left the man and hid himself behind a rock beside the cave's mouth. Next moment there went up from the gully the most lugubrious noise that ever greeted human ears. It was the exact Imitation of a dingo's howl. For a second or twfl all was quiet, then it sounded again. Just as it was beginning for the third time the man whom Cavesson and Burke had seen from the cliff above emerged, carrying a fire stick in his hand. Not being able to see any dog, he stood uncertain how to act, then, turning on his heel, he prepared to go in again. Cavesson, however, was too quick for him, and, springing from bis hiding place, he barred the way. "Throw your hands up," he cried, "or you're a dead man!" The bushranger did not know what to do. He looked to the right and left, only to find the carbine barrels leveled at him. "Throw your hands up. I say!" cried Cavessou. "I'll not speak again!" Realizing that the case was hopeless, the man did as he was ordered. Burke then 6prang forward and clapped a pair of hand cuffs on his wrists. "Sergeant, take charge of this man and see that he does not escape. The rest of you follow me." The men did not need to be bidden twice, and the party passed into the cave, expe.u ing to be received with a volley. To their surprise and chagrin, however, it was empty. Neither the Centipede nor any .member of his gang was to be seen. Cavesson could hardly believe the evidence of his own efes. Ht> had felt so certain of effecting a capture that the disappointment was almost more than he could bear. But it was no use crying over spilled milk. He had at least got one to show for his trouble. "Let the prisoner be brought in her%," he said. "I want to have a look at him." The man was accordingly brought before him, and, by the light of the fire blazing at the far end of the cave, Cavesson scrutinized him carefully. The fellow was none other than the Centipede's lieutenant. "Where are the rest of the gang?" asked Cavesson, in a tone of command. "You don't surely suppose I am going to tell you," the prisoner answered. "But I'll let you know this much: He's where you ■won't find him; not if you go on looking til! you're black in the face. You wouldn't have found me here, only I've been ill and couldn't join them this trip. Now, what are you go ing to do with me?" "Take you down to Mulga Flat, my friend. I suppose I'd better caution you in the usual way; not to say anything to incriminate yourself." "You're mighty kind all of a sudden," said the man. "I'll take jolly good care I don't do that." Cavesson turned to Burke. "We'll just have to look round the cave and then be off." Lighted by the firestick they searched the bushrangers' rendezvous thoroughly, but nothing could they find, save a few blankets, one or two pairs of hobble straps, and a moth-eatpn pair of riding breeches. "Nothing of any consequence," sa.d Ca vesson. "li'is plain-they've got a biding place elsewhere. We'll camp here to-night, and in the morning you, Burke, can take our friend here back to the township. I shan't feel easy till I"ye got him under lock and key. They remained where they were all night, and as soon as it was daylight, made their way back to the horses. Then the sergeant and two of the troopers went off with the prisoner for the township, Cavesson and the remainder mak ing a camp for themselves in a place whence they could watch the cave, and yet them selves remain unseen. For four days they guarded ft so closely that not a mouse could have got in without their knowing it, but when at the end o* that time the remainder of the gang did not put in an appearance, the inspector, gave it up as a bad Job. and set off for M.ulga Flat to confess his failure to the new police magistrate. He reached the township-at 5 o'clock in the ! afternoon, to" find that Mr". Hablett had ar ' rived by coach two hours before. When he had washed off the stains of his ride and changed his-, attire, he set off for the house that had been prepared for the'new arrival. He was shown into the study',~ahd was in formed that the magistrate was engaged for I a few moments, but would'sae .him the mi i stant he was at liberty. Cav«sson was thor | oughly prepared to dislike his superior, and i in his own mind had painted a picture of him as a fussy little man wKb- an -overwhelming sense of his own importance. His astonlsh j ment may, therefore, b* imagined, when a staid, middle-aged, military-looking man, with piercing black eyes, gray hair and care fully trimmed mustache, entered the room and said courteously as he proffered his hand: "Inspector Cavesson, I believe. Let me say how very glad I am to make your ac quaintance." ■ ' Carried away by the charm of his manner, Cavesson shook him warmly by the hand, and took the chair the other pushed forward for 'his occupation. "I'm afraid you've "Wen preparing your self to dislike me," said his host after a short pause. "I hope, now that you know me, you will see fit to change your opinion. I don't think I am quite as black as I have been painted. By.the by, let me congratulate you on the way in which you effected the capture of the Centipede's lieutenant. It was "cleverly dosa and redounds.tQ. your credit." Cavesson bowed his acknowledgment of the compliment, and began to look upon his su perior with a somewhat more favorable eye. It was not the sort of reception he had ex pected. "I think I ought to tell you," continued the magistrate, taking his cigar case from his pocket and offering' it to his visitor, "that the commissioner, when I saw him before I left Brisbane, gave you an exceedingly high character. He said I might rely upon your promptness." . , Cavesson thought the commissioner ex pressed himself rather differently in his last letter to himself, but rhe did not tell Mr. Hab lett so. He inferred that "he was "gratified to know tliat his efforts, unsuccessful though they had been, were appreciated. "And now," said the other briskly, "as we are likely to have as much worry with him in the future as we shall care for, let us con sign the Centipede to oblivion, and endeavor to forget his existence. Tell me something of the township and its neighborhood." Cavesson described the different people worth knowing In the township and district, and gave a rough resume of the various at tractions both presented. By the time they had been together half an hour they were on excellent terms. After a while Cavesson rose to go. "I trust you will dine with me to-morrow night," said the magistrate. "I am asking a few of the most prominent townsfolk, and if you will give your assistance, I Shalt be very grateful. It is so difficult to know who's who, and to avoid treading on people's corns in a new place when all are equally unknown. May I rely on you? Thanks. Must .you go? Well, good-by. We shall meet in court to morrow morning, of course." "Of course," returned Cavessoa with a laugh as he shook hands. "Ah, by the way," remarked the magis trate, "I should very much like to ride out to Noilaba Station after we adjourn, to make a few inquiries. I suppose you couldn't lead me a horse and accompany me?" "I shall be only too glad to do so," the in spector replied. "I .will have a couple of horses sent round in time for adjournment." He left the house and made his way back to the police station, feeling ashamed of him self for having been so ready to believe 111 of Mr. Hablett He liked what little he had seen of him. Early aa he was iv reaching the court next morning, the magistrate was there be fcre him. Cavesson, having introduced the clerk to hie -worship, stood tailing, to Mi. Hablett In his private mom. a At 10 o'clock <the court opened, t&e.magis trate briefly addressed those present, and the business commenced. The first two cases were unimportant. The third was that of the Centipede's lieutenant. The court was crowded by townfolk, who were eager to see and hear the new magis trate, who had made such a name for him self in Queensland. The general opinion was that he was worthy of the reputation that had preceded him; and the gray heads af *rmed that the dignity of the land was likely bi worthily represented in his person, '..wards the end of the case, a point of Ci 'derable moment was argued between the iiii. . .ftor, as representing the government ant mo prosecution, and the lawyer who ap peai don behalf of the prisoner. The magts trat listened attentively, and then put a question to the prisoner. The man declined to answer, but after awhile stated his will ingness to do so. provided he might speak to the magistrate first iv private. "A most unusual and unprecedented re quest," said his worship. "I don't know that I should be justified in granting it." Eventually, however, he decided to da so. and the prisoner was thereupon ordered to proceed into his worship's private room be hind the bench, and the door was closed upon them. The court settled itself down to wait while the magistrate and the accused were absent, and in the interval reviewed the case. The question the prisoner was desirous of put ting was evidently a long one. Ten minutes, twenty minutes, and even half an hour elapsed, still they did not reappear. The spectators began to wonder what had hap pened. Cavesson grew very uneasy and be gan to cast furtive glances at the clock. When half an hour had elapsed And still the pair did not return, a consultation waa held. Sabbath-School Lesson. FOR MARCH IT, 1901 Jeaua and Pilate—Luke XXIII. 18-M. BY JOHN R. WHlTNEY—Copyright 1901. GoWen Text.—l find no fault ia this* man.— Luke xxiii., 4. If Calaphas and the Sanhedrin had pos sessed legal power to put any man to death when they condemned Jesus, as we saw last week, they probably would have led him out of the city, laid their hands upon his head, and then united with the people in stoning niin. For the law said, 'He tjjat blasphem eth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation snail certainly stone him." (Lev. xxiv., 13-lti.) This is exactly what they did do only a few weeks later when Stephen was condemned on a similar charge of blasphemy as .Tesus. (Acts xvi., 13; vii., 57, 58.) But they did it then as a mob, and not as a tribunal, and Pilate took no notice whatever of their ait. Had they done the same thing now with Jesus, he probably would not have taken any more notice of it. On the contrary, he would nave felt himself greatly relieved. They would have done exactly what he wished them to do when he said, "Take ye 'him, and judge him according to your law." (John xvlli., 31.) If they had done so, however, the scriptures would not have been fulfilled. For Jesus was "the Lamb of God," the great antitype of th" Paschal lamb, and the law said of it,"Neither shall ye break a bone thereof." (Ex. xii., 46.). But this could hardly have been avoided if he had been stoned. Besides, the psalmist had suug of him, "They pierced my hands and my feet" (Psa. xxii., 16), and the prophet had declared, "They shall look upon me whom they have pierced." (Zech. xii., 10 Comp. John xix., 36, 37.) Jesus, himself, also had always spoken of his death by the sig nificant term "lifted up." It declared "what death he should die" (John xii., 32) as no other term would or could. It declared that he must die by the Roman death of crucifix ion, and not by the Jewish death of stoning. He must," therefore, be condemned by Roman authority. When the Sanhedrin had reached its decis • ion that their prisoner was "guilty of death" (Matt, xxvi., 66), or so guilty that he de served to die, "the whole multitude of them arose" (Luke) "and bound Jesus." (Mark.) "And when they had bound him" (Matt.i "then led they Jesus from Caiaphas into the hall of judgment" (John) "and delivered him to Pontius Pilate, the governor." (Matt.) This act fixes our attention upon the sec ond phase of the truth brought before us last week. Then Jesus, our substitute and redeemer, was condemned as guilty of blasphemy, or a rebellion against the character and person of God. Now he is to be condemned for sedition, or rebellion against the authority of God. For all the sins of mankind may be grouped under these two heads, blasphemy and sedition. As the Sanhedrin was the highest ecclesiastical court in the world to examine iuto the one charge, so Pilate rep resented the highest civil court in the world to examine into the other. Before both courts Jesus was personally innocent, and. whilst both condemned him, each at the same time allowed a really guilty man to go free —Peter, in the one case, and Barrab bas in the other. But in both cases their proceedings were the visible representations of the wonderful grace of God which, by the atonement," does the same thing for the sinner. Before Caiaphas and his companions reached the judgment hall of Pilate, as they passed through the courts of the Temple, suddenly they were confronted by Judas, with "the thirty pieces of silver" they had paid him, in his hands. The sight of Jesus condemned had evidently awakened in him the bitterest remorse. They, however, cared neither for his sin nor for his confession, and as for himself, his testimony and his regrets were both too late. So "he cast down the pieces of silver in the Temple and departed, and went and hanged himself." (Matt.) Unmoved by this incident, those who had charge of Jesus hurried him forward to the judgment hall. It was then soon after 6 o'clock in the morning of our Friday. As was usual at great feasts, Pilate had re moved his court temporarily from Caesarea to Jerusalem. Although it was so early iv the morning, he was already alert to all that was going on. When the crowd reached the door, in defer ence to the Jewish fear of ceremonial defile ment by entering the house of a Gentile at such a time, "he went out to them. On open- Ing his door, he was confronted by a great company of people. From the character of the crowd and from the early hour, Pilate saw that there was a case before him which demanded his attention. But no one spoke until he himself broke the silence. "What accusation bring ye against this man?" he asked. "If he were not a malefactor we would not have delivered him unto thee," they an swered, in a tone of injured dignity, as if the mere fact of their bringing a man to him was sufficient in itself to prove that the man had committed some crime demanding judg ment. Assuming at once that one whom they con sidered "a malefactor" might be and prob ably was, only a violator of some of their Jewish prejudices, Pilate said, "Take ye him and judge htm according to your law." But this was not what they wanted and they saw very clearly that they must hav-j some more definite charge against Jesus than simply that be was "a malefactor" to secure his crucifixion. So they said frankly, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to deatn ! (John xvlii., 31, 32.) With great promptness ; and unanimity they then "began to accuse | him, saying, We found this fellow pervert- i ing the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king." (v. 2.) Thus (hey made what they called blasphemy against God, to appear In Pilate's eyes as sedition against Rome. Although they knew that this charge was entirely false, Pilate did not know it. To him [ It was a serious indictment, and must have | immediate attention. So he "entered into the Judgment hall again and called Jesus'' (John) into him. "Art thou the Kiug of the Jews?" he at once asked when they were alone. "Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it to thee of me?" replied Jesus. "Am I a Jew?" said Pilate. "Thine own nation, and the chief priests, have delivered thee unto me. What hast thou done?" "My kingdom," replied Jesus, "is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants flght that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now is my kingdom not from hence." "Art thou a king, then?" (John) said Pilate in surprise. "Thou sayest it" (Mark), answered Jesus. "Thou sayeet that lam a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." "What is truth?" asked Pilate, and, with this Question on his lips, "he went out again unto the Jews." (John.) They were waking for him In anxious ex pectation, but his only message to- them was: "I find no faajt in this man" (Luke); "I find in him no fault at all." (John.) Such a result they had not anticipated, and at once "they were the more fierce, saying- He stirreth up the people, teaching through-* out all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place." (Luke.) Thia apparently suggested to Pilate to shift the responsibility of the case upon Herod Antipas, the "tetrarch of Galilee" (Luke Hi.. 2), who was them in Jerusalem to attend the feast. So he sent Jesus and his accusers to him. By birth he was a Gentile but by religion a Jew. In his Ufa he was an un principled profisKate. By his order, John the Baptist had been beheaded to please his unlawful wife and her daughter. For a time that deed filled hisTieart with superstitltious fear. This feeling, however, passed away and was succeeded by the cunning of a for in vain efforts to put Jesus also to death But even that desire had now passed away' and he was filled only with a childish curi osity to see "some miracle done by him " (Luke.) So when Jesus atood before him and It was agreed that the clerk should ■ Ten ture .to interrupt them. He. rose - from . his chair ito do ' so, passed round the bench and .tapped gently; upon ', the door % As ,no • answer was received, ] he; tapped again, still with the same" result. Summoning up courage,' he opened the door and .'looked In. He uttered an exclamation 'of astonishment and called the inspector to his side. The room /was empty. Both magistrate and- prisoner had disappeared. On the table in the center was a note ad dressed to Inspector Cavesson. The latter seized and opened it. It was worded as fol lows: "Dear Cavesson—l congratulate you most heartily on your success. Many thanks for the horses, which shall be returned to you when 1 have done with them. If the real Hablett has recovered from his nap at the Bonival cross tracks 1 should not be at all surprised to hear that he is with you to night. Yours very gratefully, "—The Centipede." Over Cavessou's discomfiture it would be kinder to draw a veil. Suffice it that the real Hablett, as abominable a little prig as ever walked this earth, turned up on the follow ing morning, vowing that he had been drugged by a man to whom he had given a lift in his buggy when traveling to Mulga Flat. He called on the wretched Cavesson in a towering rage, and left him on the verge of madness. "One thing is quite certain," muttered that miserable person, when he had reviewed the situation, "if I make another mistake like this last I shall be helplessly ruined, aud I shall lose Minnie forever." How he retrieved his reputation I will tell you in another story. "he questioned him in many words, but he answered him nothing," although the chief priest and the scribes, stood and vehemently accused him. (Luke.) Judging him, therefore, to be perfectly harmless, and more an object of ridicule than of punishment, lie began to make sport of him. "With his men of war," he "set him at nought and mocked him. and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe and sent him again to Pilate," saying that he found "nothing worthy of death" In him. (Luke.) The return of Jesus and his accusers from Herod greatly strengthened Pilate in his con viction that the charge of the chief priests and scribes was entirely unfounded. He therefore called them together again, aud frankly stated to them the results he had reached. But willing to please them as far as possible, he proposed to "chastise" Jesus "and release him." (Luke.) As practiced by the Romans, chastising, or ratner scourging, as they termed it, was pe culiarly severe, aud was inflicted ouly under aggravated circumstances. It was considered so degrading that it could not be lawfully inflicted upon a Roman citizen at all. (Acts xxi., 85, I When applied to those who were to be crucified, it was not ordiuarily adminis tered until after sentence had been pro nounced, and sometimes the victim died un der its infliction before the sentence could be executed. Stripped to the waist, if not alto gether, and tied down to a low post, the scourging was applied with cruel force upon the bare, bent back. It was done, Canon Tristram says, "by a bunch of thongs, with pieces of wire twisted into the end of each strip after the fashion of the Russian knout, which tore the skin and flesh. Every part of tile body was beaten." Other authorities says that the lashes were loaded with bits of lead or bone. Such a scourging Pilate pro posed to inflict upon Jesus instead of cruci fixion. Then he proposed to release him because, at that feast, which commemorated the de liverance of Israel from the bondage of Egypt, it had long been an established cus tom to let some prisoner go free, "whom soever they desired." But in the prison house at that time there was "a notable pris oner called Barabbas." (Matt.) He hail not only risen against Roman authority, but he was a robber and a murderer. His ny literally signifies that he was Bar Kabb., .• the son of a rabbi. If so, he would very naturally win the sympathy of the chief priests and scribes, and at the same time be particularly obnoxious to the Roman gov ernor. When Pilate made his proposition to chas tise Jesus and then release him. at once the chief priests and elders began with renewed vehemence to accuse him. Jesus, however, took no notice of what they said, and made no reply. This greatly surprised Pilate. '"Answerest thou nothing?" he said. "Be hold, how many things they witness against thee! But Jesus jet answered nothing." (Mark.) "He answered him never a word, insomuch that the governor marveled great ly." (Matt.) Then Pilate renewed his proposition to re lease Jesus. But to this the mob. incited by their leaders, would not listen for a mo ment. With one voice, "they cried out all at once, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas." (Luke.) For nearly three hours he resisted this de mand. Time and again he went in, .to com mune with Jesus, and at evfry interview he was more and more impre»sed with his in nocence. Time and again he came out to the peopie, and every time was more and more impressed with their unreasonableness. Tiie only answer he could get from them in regard to Jesus was: "Crucify him, crucify him. Let him be crucified." All of his arguments and pleadings were in vain. "So "he took water and washed his hands before the multi tude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person—see ye to it." "His blood be on us and on our children " exclaimed "all the people." (Matt.) Then he "gave sentence that it should be as they required" (Luke), he "released Bar abbas unto them and delivered Jesus—when he had ecourged him—to be crucified." (Mark.* If we look at this trial before Pilate simply as the proceedings of an earthly court, it was as supreme a mockery of justice as was that before the sanhedrim. But, Hke that, it was not simply the proceedings of an earthly court. It was that, only that there might be a display on earth which men could see of the manifold grace of God. For the real trial was in the heavenly court. This was merely its shadow. There—before the throne of God hirn.«eif—his own sou appeared in our place to answer for our rebellions against him. He stood there speechless — overwhelmed with guilt. For "on him was laid the iniquity of us all." Before Pilate, and before God, his trial was not a personal one, but an official one. Although personally "without sin," yet officially he was counted as the chief of sin ners. He was condemned, that sinners might go free. Bryn Mawr, Pa. The Kansas City Express On the Chicago Great Western Ry. will leave on and after March 3rd, at 10:00 a. m. daily instead of 8:10 a. m. Pullman's Sleeper, Reclining Chair, Through Cafe Diner. Time shortened 1 hour and 45 minutes. Inquire of City Ticket Agent, Cor. Nicollet Aye. and sth St., Minne apolis, Minn. More |f%j j Money B 8 B ■ in..,, fyf b !■ THAN IN GOLD. THE GREAT OIL FIELDS OF CALIFORNIA CONTINUE TO YIELD PHENOMENAL DIV IDENDS TO THOSE FORTUNATE STOCK HOLDERS WHO WERE FAR-SEEING ENOUGH TO INVEST WHEN STOCKS WERE LOW. , ; : i Another opportunity, however. is offered In the 39niriKKi CLOVER LEAF OIL COMPANY which has large holding of , land In the Antioch Oil District, within 40 miles of San Francisco. V.-.•" ■ . ■•' ;,: This: company Is now drilling their first well (down over 400 feet), and offer a lim ited amount of stock at $1.60 per share. Par value being $10, this is equal to 15 cents for $1 shares. — :. THERE IS NO INVESTfIENT NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WHICH YIELDS SUCH PRINCELY DIVIDENDS AS OIL, It is pay ing more than ■; Gold, Copper and .. Silver combined. J- •- : ■ • Gold has made many millionaires in Cal ifornia, yet oil is destined to make still more. Many oil stocks that first sold at $1.00 per share have since sold at from $25 up to $300 per share. Turfi" OIL INVESTMENTS are more safe and profitable than the usual run of business open to small investors. THE BOSTON FINANCIAL RECORD SAYS: "HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE MADE MORE MONEY THE PAST YEAR IN CALIFORNIA OIL FIELDS THAN THEY EVER DKBA nB D THEY : WOULD V BE WORTH," and you may be In the same happy condition within a year from now if you invest in the Clover Leaf Oil Company. Buy stock now at $ 1.50 per share; price will be advanced to $2.00 March 21st. * Write for information or make application for stock and remittance for same to ] ft. W. CLARK. Agent, Hudson. Wls. "Reference:; First National Bank. Hudson. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1901. WALTER L. BADGER REAL ESTATE, LOANS AMD RENTALS. GENERAL INSURANCE. 217-18 New York Life Building. Telephones 2053 Main. H. N. STONE, flanager Insurance Dept. LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND GLOBE INSURANCE COMPANY, OF NEW YORK— .Principal office: 4.> William street, New York City. (Organized in . 1897.) - Henry W.: Eaton, I President. Gt;o. W. Hoyt, Secretary. Attor- I ney to accept service in Minnesota: insurance Commissioner. Cash : capital, $200,000. ' INCOME IN 1900. Premiums other than perpetuate $63,413.03 Rents and interest 9,225.47 | Total income .". , $72 638.49 DISBURSEMENTS IN 1900. Amount paid for losses $30,991.35 Commissions, brokerage,s salaries and allowances to agents ....;. 13,160.29 Salaries of officers and employes 1,997.50 Taxes and fee 5.......... 5,687.91 All other disbursements 3,145.34 Total disbursements '.. $54,982.39 Excess of income over disburse ments 17,656.10 .' ASSETS DEC. 31, 1900. i Bonds and stocks owned $252,350.00 Cash in office and in bank. 5G.504.84 Premiums in course of collection 42,822.30 Total admitted assets ...... $351,977.19 LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unadjusted.. $11,705.00 Reinsurance reserve '.....-.......' 56,328.14 All other liabilities ............... 9,000.00 Capital stock paid up 200,000.00 Total liabilities, including • . " capital $277,033.14 MACDONELL; HOOD & Pill, — : 6ENERAL AGENTS FOR —— -—-_— Minnesota, lowa, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, If orth ■ . and South Dakota and Montana. 206-211 PHOENIX BLOG. The Large* and Oldest *" - " BI.WH. Agency In the Northwest. THE OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARAN TEE CORPORATION, LMTD., COMPANY. | Principal office, New York city, N. Y. (Or i ganized in 1895.) Oscar Ising, Manager. At torney to accept service in Minnesota/Insur ance Commissioner. H9B INCOME IN 1900. Premiums received— - ■ • ' Accident ............. $16,630.33 Employers' liability. 222,453.58 Burglary ............ 32,978.64 , Credit guaranty .... 190,655.93 " Steam boiler 7,421.71 * Total premium income ..t1.... $470,140.19 From interest, dividends and . - rents .40,335.03 From all other sources ■...... 8,281.25 Total income ......... $518,756.53 DISBURSEMENTS IN- 1900.' Claims paid (net) — \ - Accident " $733.78 Employers' liability. 30,039.55 Burglary 6,102.04 Credit guaranty .... 32,403.74 Steam boiler .. .2,322.00— ..... --. Net paid policy-holders-V..... $69,302.33 I Commissions, salaries and • ex- -. . . .:.. ! penses of agents ...: ..'.."..".. 111,585.74 Salaries of officers, employes' and examiners' fees ..,..._ 34,117.08 Total disbursements • $273,487.21 Total disbursements $273,487.11 Excess of Income over disburse- ...... ments 240,269.32 ASSETS DEC. 31, .1900. Bonds and stocks owned ..:.:;'..., $1,358,832.50 Cash in.office and in bank ....:... • 30,370.39 Accrued interest and rents ...... .8,217.50 Deferred and unpaid premiums ..' 41,791.90 Total admitted assets ........ $1,439,212.29 Assets not admitted, $7,952.77. . LIABILITIES. Claims in process of, adjustment and known ." $5,806.00 Claims resisted and disputed : r 48,240.88 Aggregate of unpaid claims.... $54,046.88 Reinsurance reserve "...V..-. .*.;.'. ; "■ 259,569.5S Total liabilities, including capital :. *...;; $313,616.26 Surplus beyond eaplta.l'and other liabilities :.....................: 1,125,596.03 ■ RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 1900. -. Amount at risk, beginning of year— . Accident .............. $23,000.00 Employers' liability. . 815,080.00 Credit guaranty .... 3,094,000.00 Steam boiler 5,000.00 $3,937,080.00 Written or renewed during year— Accident $6,681,875.00 Employers' liability. 40,848,727.00 Burglary 4,694,053.00 THAYER & GALE 417-18 New York Life. Telephone, Main 3113-J2. insurance, Loans, Real Estate A. F. GALE, Manager Insurance Dept. NEWARK FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY— Principal office, Newark, N. J. (Organized In 1810.) J. J. Henry, President; Edward E. Norschel, Secretary. Attorney to accept serv ice in Minnesota, Insurance Commissioner. Cash capital, $250,000. INCOME IN 1900. Premiums other than perpetuals.. $127.252.10 Rents and interest 28.596.57 Total income $156,878.97 DISBURSEMENTS IN 1900. Amounts paid for losses $78,300.19 Dividends and interest 24,797.00 Commissions, brokerage, salaries and allowances to agents 28,099.87 Salaries of officers and employes.. 20,578.00 Taxes and fees 6,968.63 All other disbursements 12,995.91 Total disbursements $171,739.59 Excess of disbursements over In come 15,860,62 ASSETS DEC. 31, 1900. Value of real estate owned $89,500.00 Mortgage loans 230,580.60 Bonds and stocks owned 328,207.50 Cash in office and in bank 15,764.18 'Accrued Interest and rents 6.770.57 Premiums in course of collection. 14,627.71 All other admitted assets 209.87 Total admitted assets $085,659.83 LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unadjusted $4,651.35 Losses resisted and disputed.... 3,850.00 Reinsurance reserve 109,589.41 All other liabilities 8,044.12 MEN f^^i TREATED W*% CURED 6 MY| Si.ooe.oosa.-'KJSCJP Institute will pay the :a»\!£&Bßr^ above sum to any one who Doctor will disprove Its claim that Farnsworth. It Is today the largest \ and ■ beet > equipped Medical Institute for the treatment of men among advertising institutes In Minneapolis. Feb. 10, 1901. Offices: 47-49 Washington Ay. 5., ninneapolls, Minn. Only curable cases promised to cure. Pair Dealing, faith ful and conscientious service and moderate charges have secured It a large patronage., Weakness of >'ounS> middle-aged, and wanness old men, chronio troubles, Nervous Debility, all disorders of • a private and delicate nature properly treated. " Stomach. Liver, Bowel, Kidney and «ioiiiawii| urinary troubles, Catarrh of the Stomach. Dyspepsia, Constipation, Piles, weak lungs and heart as well us RlflAfiPalftfUt sk! 4 Diseases, Sores, Diogu roisont SweUlngs.lnflammation, Discharges, Rheumatism,Varioooele, Hydro cele, properly treated. Runtur*. treated on terms. .No cure no ""r mi pay whenever a cure promised, all at—or if ■- living at a distance, write to— HINZ MEDICAL INSTITUTE, 47-49 Washington Ay. 5.. Minneapolis. ( FFICE HOURS: 9to 12, Ito 8, and 7to 8:30. p. m. Sundays and Holidays, 10 to 12:30. £&. THE POOR TREATED FREE -^B| i Net surplus 74,944 05 RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 1900 BUSINESS. Fire risks written during the year *M,7U2,507.u0 Premiumß received thereon 170,218.22 Net wnoHnt In force at end of the year 8,668,0X5.00 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 19u0. Fire risks written $W2,821.00 Fire premiums received .... 8,308.ii Fire losses paid 1u,448.ul Fire losses incurred 10,503 01 STATE OF MINNESOTA. Department of Insurance. St. Paul, Minn., March 5, 1901. Whereas, the Livt-rpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, a corporation or ganized under the laws of New York, has fully complied with the provisions of the laws of this state, relative to the admission and authorization of insurance companies of its class. Now, therefore, I, the undersign**!. In surance Commissioner, do hereby empower and authorize the said above named company to transact its appropriate business of fi re insurance in the State of Minnesota, ac cording to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of January, A. D. 1902. unless said authority be revoked or otherwise legally terminated prior thereto. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at St. Paul this Oth day of March, A. D. 19(11. ELMER H. DEARTH, Insurance Commissioner. Credit "guaranty .... 3,476,000.00 *i Steam boiler z 682,600.00 i " — 66 38&155 00 Premiums received thereon— /Accident $24,899.70 Employers' liability. 304,041.81 Burglary 43,189.70 ". : Credit guaranty .... 191,193.43 • ■ Steam boiler .....:.. 12,768.61 imMf.23 Amount at risk, end of year . Accident ............ $4,509,375.00 Employers' liability. 31,134,756.00 Burglary.... .... 4,111,328.00 , Credit guaranty .... 3.363,000.00 Steam boiler ....... . 4€9,009.00 V- . , — ! **— 43,583.459.00 Losses incurred during the year.. 124 973 58 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1900. " Risks • written— . ;>.-•,-:■ ; Accident .... ]:'...... ": $763,750.00 Employers' liability. 5,173,991.00 Burglary 403,»10.00 D — $6,341,651.00 Premiums, received— . ' ' Accident ............ $3,426.33 Employers' liability. 50,073.14 Burglary v "...".... 3,517.2? Losses paid— 57,015.74 Losses paid— a Accident : : ;r.....:....; $82.12 Employers' liability. 12,300.72 Burglary ............ 32.15 V^' ' ■''■ ''• : " ' 12,414.99 Losses Incurred— Accident $557.12 Employers' liability. 17,570.60 Burglary 307.15 —• 13,434.87 Amount at risk, end of year- • . ■ • . Accident $772,750.00 Employers' liability. 5,606,891.00 .Burglary 415.000.00 -' .' •— ; 6.791,851.0t STATE OF MINNESOTA, . Department of Insurance, /■ _ . St. Paul, Feb. 1, 1901. Whereas, the Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation, Lmtd., company, a corporation organized under the laws of England, has fully complied with the provisions of the laws of' this state, relative to the admission ' and authorization of insurance companies ol Us class, . Now, therefore, I, the undersigned, insur ance commissioner, do hereby empower and authorize the said above-named company to transact its appropriate business of accident insurance in the state of Minnesota, accord ing to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of January, A. D. 1902, unless said authority be revoked or otherwise legally terminated prior thereto. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at St. Paul, this Ist day of February, A. D. 1901. ELMER H. DEARTH. Insurance Commissioner. Capital stock paid up 250.000.0* Total liabilities, Including capital $376,135.13 Net surplus 309 62-4 65 RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 1900 BUSINESS. Fire risks written during the year $19,812,666.i>0 Premiums received thereon 155.74T.05 Net amount In force at end of the year 26,848,625.00 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1900. Fire risks written (531.465.91 Fire premiums received 1763.04 Fire losses paid 0,445.uj Fire losses Incurred 5.4*51.ti.i Amount at risk, fire 808,457.34 STATE OF MINNESOTA. Department of Insurance, St. Paul, Feb. 18. 1901. Whereas, the Newark Fire Insurance com pany, a corporation organized under the laws of New Jersey, has fully complied with the provisions of the laws of this state, relative to the admission and authorization of insur ance companies of Its class, Now, therefore, I, the undersigned, insur ance commissioner, do hereby empower and authorize the said above-named company to transact its appropriate business of fire in surance in the state of Minnesota, according to the laws thereof, until the 31st da* of .January, A. D. 1902. unless said authority be revoked or otherwise legally terminated prior thereto. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at St. Paul, this 18th day of February, A. I). ISOI. ELMER H. 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