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I WITNESSES 1 Memorial Day Sermon by "High- Mm way and Byway** Preacher. II < Copy right, MM. by J. M. 14m Chicago. Sunday. May ». 1904. • Therefore lat ua also. weeing we ere compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, l*y aside every weight, and the sin which noth so easily beset ua. and •ct u* run with patience the race that is set before us. looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfvcter of our faith, who for the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at II 1 hand °* lhe throne of God.”^H?b. OD'S spiritual king dom has its cloud of witnesses to tes tify concerning the reality of the king dom, its mission and its ultimate and glorious tri umph in Christ Jesus, and this na tion which the hand of God has planted has its cloud of witnesses to speak of its Divine birth, its sacred mission ana its exalted destiny. The writer of the Hebrews has Just finished inscrib ing in the sacred hall of fame the names of the splendid galaxy of heroes of faith, and reaches the climax in our text. He points to the cloud of witnesses as example and inspiration, he exhorts to earnest, faithful living, and holds up the Christ as the perfect pattern and guide. Inspiration from the past, obligation of the present, depend ence upon the Divine, are the thoughts w ith which the message is weighted and freighted. The cloud of witnessesof the spiritual kingdom speak a certain and important message, and the cloud of wit nesses of the nation speak for It Just as surely and authoritatively. There are the men of past generations whose per sonality has made its impress upon the nation, whose genius has wrought splen didly in the weaving of the fabric of the national life, whose virtues have been stamped into the character of the na tion. ar.d have made it the greatest and most enlightened and most progressive upon the earth. There are the patri ots of peace and war. whose sterling qualities, integrity, fidelity, fearless and undaunted spirit in the face of every changing fortune, have provided the solid ballast which was reeded to keep the nation upon an even keel and stead ily upon its course. And front the ranks of genius and from the great throngs of the common people have come those heroes who, in the hour of the nation’s peril, have given their lives that the honor and integrity and union of the na tion might be preserved. In thousand shaded valleys. On thousand sunny hills. In thousand of still alley*, H* side the rtppllnx rills.—" the soldier dead sleep. Who can tell the numbers? Their graves dot the land acape. north and south, east and west, and they rise in memory as a cloud of ■witnesses for the nation. A NT) the nation honors these poldier dead, this great cloud of witnesses to the nation’s peril and need, to heroic sacrifice and death, to the triumph of righteousness and truth. Ah, how "They merit all our hearts can Rive: Our praises and our love they claim; Long y tn.: their precious nam- a survive He.d sacred by immortal Tame. "Honor the memory of the dead Where'er the sun of Freedom shines; Wreathe with fair flowers each sleeper’s bed. Cherished and loved, as holy shrines." But when the nation has honored ita defenders with words of tribute and decked the grassy mounds with the fra grant blossoms, is that all that is to be realized from the annual Memorial day? Are we to give and receive nothing in return ? Are we to drop the passing tear and the lading flower upon the graves and then go away and forget? Or is there to be an answering message back from the silent dead? Are they not to rise as a mighty cloud of witnesses to bear their testimony to the living pres ent? Paul marshal* his valiant hosts before the disciples of Christ in order that he may stir them to more intense, purposeful living. And as the na tion’s splendid cloud of witnesses rise before us at this Decoration day time, may we not exclaim: "Let us as citi zens of this nation, which has been pur chased and maintained at the cost of the precious blood of Its brave sons, lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us. and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. not forgetting to look to God, who plants the nations and marks out their sacred mission." VKiiY soldier's grave brars silent but ^ eloquent witness to a national unity preserved, to a national sin purged, to a 1 national destiny assured. The familiar I saying. "United we stand, divided we fail,” is trite but true. And the union whieh draws together the states of the i north and the south, the east and the west, has been purchased at awful price. I Bismarck, whose consuming ambition was the welding Intoone confederacy the German states, said on one occasion.be- j fore success crowned his efforts: "To atfhin this end I would brave ail dan- I gers—exile, the scaffold Itself! What matter if they hang me. provided the rope by which I am hung binds this new Germany firmly to the Prussian throne!" And It was this spirit which stirred in the breasts of the young man hood of this nation, and their blood was poured out upon the altar of the nation * need, and each drop shed was a link In the chain which held the nation together. Every soldier’s grave therefore speaks of national unity, a unity which empha •Uea a mmnoa interest and an enlarged <l**Uny. But as w visit the silent cities of the dead, and pause before the rows upon rows of grassy mounds under which rest the bodies of those who poured out their lives for the nation, we ask: Was this great and precious sacrflce made for national unity alone? And as we ponder over the question there comes back the answer: Nay. it was more than na tional unity. It was a nation being purged from its sin—the sin ol slavery and op pression. T1ENEATH the soil of the nation rest* IT the sacred dust of her defenders. Their lives have been lived, their mis ?ion wrought out. their duty accom plished. and succeeding generations have moved upon the scene of the na tional life and maintained and con firmed and Intensified that which the nation's heroes achieved. Their part is to be the cloud of witnesses for the nation, our part, who live and remem her the deeds which have made their memories glorious, is to feel the thrill of inspiration from the past, and to resolutely and bravely assume the obli gation of the present. Those who once were the heroic actors upon the scene of life have passed away. How the Memorial day reminds the nation of this. They are no longer the strong arms of the nation, and the loyal hearts, but they have become the spec tators of the national drama and are watching the living actors to see the part they play. The figure which Paul gives us in our text Is of the Romun arena. About on every aide in tho seats of the spectators is the cloud of witnesses. la the past years they had run in the arena of life and achieved mightily for truth and righteousness. Now others have taken their places, and they are watching with intense and absorbed interest to see how they in turn will run. It is all inspiring picture. And appropriating the thought for the nntlon, here is Its great cloud of witnesses. How well they have run the race of life. How mightily they have wrought the na tion’s deliverance and given It the promise of a glorious destiny. And now. having passed up above Into th« place of the spectator—the cloud of wit nesses they are w-atchlng you and me to see how we w ill run. They are look ing to discover how the sacred trust imposed upon us is being discharged. TNSPI RATION comes to us from the 1 past, and the present brings its sacred and precious obligations. What that inspiration is we know as \ye read and remember the glorious deeds and bravs lives which have made this nation what it is to-day. What that obligation is must in large measure be determined by the individual tor himself. Our text furnishes a suggestion as to what that obligation in its general bearing is. Imy aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset you, and run with pa tience the race that is set before you. Paul urges. The athlete contending for the prize is before Paul’s vision. He sees him strip for the contest. He see* him lay aside everything that might hinder him in running; yea. and for da vs and weeks previous to the contest he knows that that runner has kept him self from every indulgence which would rob his muscles of their strength or his nerve and will of their power to hold him steadily and earnestly to his task. And he knows, also, that that runner does not expect to win the race at 0110 bound, but that he is going to patiently keep his feet treading the arena’s path until the goal is reached. All these were the obligations which rested upon that contending athlete, and there are obli gations resting upon every patriotic son of this great nation. The obligation to lay aside every weight. To put away the sin that so easily besets one and honeycombs the life with weakness and disease. To patiently pursue the course laid out before him until the goal is reached. What are some of the weights which may hinder you and me running well for the nation's good? l^IHST of all, 1 think we may put selfishness as the greatest weight which the individual and the nation is carrying. From it arise a myriad of other evils, positive In their nature and destructive in their tendencies. It Is selfishness which establishes the liquor man In business; It is selfishness which brings monopolistic and industrial op pression; it is selfishness which makes every man a seeker of his own pleasure. ! a gratifier of his own appetites and lusts, and an indifferent witness to the evil and wrongs and suffering about him. Selfishness stifles true manhood, it destroys loyal, faithful citizenship, it paves the way for corruption and crime. , Analyze the great perils and the great evils of the day. and se* If they do not have their root in selfishness. It was selfishness (the supreme thought of self and what self wanted) which brought sin Into the world, and It is selfishness which keeps sin steadily at its awfu task of ruining men’s live* and de stroying their souls. Rut to specialize further, there are Intemperance, reck less love of ease and pleasure in its myriad forms (and how ingenious are the devices and schemes of the Devil to lead the human rare astray these days), greed for power and for gold, lowered standards of honesty and morality, * growing irreverence and Godlessness, a loss of public spirit and real patriotism. 1 And It is these which must be laid aside in order that, as individuals and as a nation, wo may run well. The cloud of witnesses about the nation Is our In spiration to better living and doing. They are our imperative call to duty. Their achievement points to the grand destiny of a great nation. I>et us look to God for help In the present, and for guidance through the unknown years of the future. "Ood of our country, o cr us Thy shield of glory spread! Oo Thou In love befere us; Direct the paths we tread. Faithful In every duty. • To ui Thy grace be given And Thou, the crowning b*au»g Of fadeless wreaths In Heave*." T. H. INGRAHAM DEAD. Head of Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers Died Suddenly, A Remarkable Coincidence le That Former Grand Chief Arthur Died of Apoplexy While Attending a Meeting of Engineer*. Los Angeles. Cal.. May 28.—'Thom a« H. Ingraham, assistant grand engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers. dropped dead Friday at the biennial convention of the organiza tion here. Mr. Ingraham was absorbed In work whaa. he lost consciousness and f<dl from his chair. He expired almost im mediately. His health had not been good for some time. The body will be taken to Cleveland next Sunday by a committee of the brotherhood. Mr. Ingraham, who was 69 years old. had been first grand engineer since 1873. He was Initiated into the broth erhoixl in the Fort Wayne division in 1865 and had held several offices in the order. He had been mentioned as a possible candidate for tho office of grand chief engineer at the present convention, but it was understood that he had refused to allow his name to l>e considered. There was no opposi tion to his re-election as first grand engineer. He was a Knight Templar and a Mason. Cleveland, O.. May 28 —Thomas N. Ingraham, assistant grand chief engi neer of the Brotherhood of Ixicomotive Engineers, who dropped dead in I>os Angeles, Friday, at the biennial con vention of the organization, lived in this city and was very widely known. He had been connected with the broth erhood for more than 30 years, previ ous to which he was a locomotive en gineer. 11c is survived by a son and two daughters, his wife having died several years ago. A remarkable coincidence In con nection with Mr. Ingraham's death is the fact that former Grand Chief P. M. Arthur, of the brotherhood, died suddenly of apoplexy while attending a meeting of engineers at Winnipeg last year. SENATOR QUAY FUNERAL. Speaker Cannon Appointed a House Committee to Attend. _ Reaver. Pa., May 20.—Senator Quay's last great battle, his struggle to keep alive the vital spark In his wast< d body is ended. The shadows of dealt) darkened his Reaver homo Saturday afternoon and at 2:40 o'clock the sen ator breathed his last. The end same peacefully, and the little group of grieving members of his family real ized that breath was extinct. Outside the Immediate members of his family ; there was no one prepent at his bed side except two physicians who had been attending him In his illness. The death stupor came upon him shortly after midnight Saturday mom. ing. A report, was spread that the sleep was natural. The physicians, however, knew the sleep was hut the forerunner of the end that was to come soon. Washington. May 30— Speaker Can non has appointed the entire Pennsyl vania state delegation as a committee to represent the house of representa tives at the funeral of the late Sena tor Quay at Reaver, Pa., who died Sat urday, Tuesday next. A special car will lefcve Washington at 7:15 p. in. Monday for the use of such members of the committees of the two houses of ! congress as may be in this city at that time. Other members will be met at Pittsburg Tuesday morning and the entire congressional party will pro teed to Reaver by special train. Harrisburg, Pa., May 30.—Gov. Pen nypacker will leave Monday night for ' Heaver to attend the funeral of Sena tor Quay. The governor will Monday preside at the Memorial day exorcises at Gettysburg. The state buildings have been draped in mourning for a period of 30 days out of respect to Sen ator Quay. Reaver. Pa., May 30—Many promi nent people visit'd this place Sunday for the purpose of expressing sympa thy to the family of trie late Senator M. S. Quay, but only a few of tae most intimate friends were permitted to vl^w the remains of the dead man. It was announced by the family that carrying out the senator’s dying re quest there will be no ostentation In connection with the funeral. This compels the refusal of a request by the masons for a masonic funeral. The final arrangements made Sunday are that the body shall remain In the senator’s bedroom where he died until Tuesday, when it will be carried to the First Presbyterian church in charge of Post 478, fJ. A. R., of which Senator Quay was a member, and lie 1 in state from f> a. in. until 1 p. m. The church will then be cleared and nt 2 o'clock the funeral services will he conducted by Rev. J. S. Ramsey, pas tor of the First Presbyterian church, , assisted by Rev. Appleton Hash, I).I).. 1 of tho Methodist episcopal chureh. ! The Week's Failures. New York. May 28.—Business fail ures in the United States for the week ending May 2f, number 184, against 215 last week, 181 In the like week In 1903. If,3 In 1902. 144 In 1901. In Can ada failures for the week number 14. against 11 last week. No Change in the Discipline. Ix>s Angeles, Cal., May 28.—By the decisive yea and nay vote of 441 to 188, the Methodist general conference decided not to make any change in the church discipline in the matter of pro hibited amusements. / r~ THE BOB-WHITES. Department of Agriculture Inveeti gates Their Economic Value. Washington. May 30.—The ornithol ogists of the department of agriculture have been making an investigation of the economic valua of the bob-white as a result of which it is now an nounced that that bird is “probably the moat useful abuudant species on the farms.** Meld observations, experiments and examinations show that It consumes large quantities of weed seeds and de stroys many of the worst insect pests with which farmers contend and it does not tnjure grain, fruit or other crop. It is figured that from Septem ber 1 to April 30, annually, in Virginia nlone, the total consumption of weed seed by bob-whites amounts to 573 tons. Some of the pests which it ha bitually destroys, the report says, are the Mexican cotton boll weevil, which damages the cotton crop upwards of $15,000,000 a year, the potato beetle, which cuts ofT $10,000,000 from the value of the potato crop, the cotton worms, which have been known to cause $30,000,000 loss in a year, the cinch bug and the Rocky Mountain lo cust, scourges which leave desolation tu their path and have caused losses to the extent of $100,000,000 in some years. The report urges measures to seouro the preservation of the bob whites in this country. Discussing the prospects for the silk industry. Dr. L,. O. Howard, the ento mologist of the department of agri culture in an official treatise, says: • The department Is justified in its initiatory effort to create the condi tions for a constant supply of cocoons. It can keep up its reeling work ami thus keep open practically the only market existing at present for a period which must be determined by the will of congress. The outlook for what we have termed a more natural market is problematical. There are many por tions of the United States well adapt ed to silk raising, many places which miKui wen oecome bmk centers, where labor can bo employed practically at rates comparable to those of Southern Europe. The establishment of a silk mill in such a location with its own filature attached with the surround ing people employed as operatives in both filature and mills and with the otherwise unoecupled members of their households engaged in silk raising in the spring, is feasible and can bo made to pay. That in some of these ways the natural market will cumo seems IKjHBlblo and even more than possible. What tlie success of silk culture would mean to the United States Is indicat ed by the importations .of raw' silk In to the United Stutes during the years 1892 to 19U2. FIRE AT MONTGOMERY. Cordage Plant Destroyed With a Loss of $400,000. Montgomery. Ala., May 20 —Fire do st rayed the plant and warehouse of the Alabama Compress Co. here, entail ing a loss estimated at $400,000, which is practically covered by insurance. The plant is located In a suburb of Montgomery and about a mile from the nearest fire station. The blaze originated in the storage department and spread rapidly, Between the plant proper and the warehouse where was stored 4,000 bales of rotton was p. parapet wall 20 feet high built for fire protection. The flames leaped this wall and the warehouse was Ignited. A strong wind was blowing at the time and It was a matter of minutes to see that the flames could not be extin guished. CONVENTION OF ARMENIANS. Delegates From All Parts of the Unit ed States Present. Boston, May 30.—A convention of Armenians, attended by delegates from all sections of the United States where there are Armenian colonies, opened here Sunday. The object of the con vention is to form an organization to promote the general welfarp of Arme nians In this country. Bishop Havseh Saradjlan was chosen temporary chair man. An effort will l»e made to have the organization adopt a petition to be presented to the international peace congress setting forth the condition of Armenia for amelioration through the enforcing of existing treaties. AGAINST MONTEREY. The Texas Quarantine Recently Es tablished Still In Force. Monterey, Mnx., May .10.—Notwith standing the quarantine recently es tablished by the state of Texas against nil Mexican points has been lifted, it is still in force against Monterey. This Is due to the fact that the Texas au thorities had received word to the ef feet that a case of ydlow fever existed at Tampico and they refused to lift the embargo against Monterey unless a quarantine bo put on against Tam pico. Gen. Keyes, upon Inquiry, states there Is no yellow fever at Tampico and says he will not bp justified In placing a quarantine against that city. Has Just Leaked Out. Colorado Springs, Col., May 30.— ■ News of the secret marriage last Feb ruary of IJeut. Charles O. (irepnw<xxl, of Company I, Second regiment C. N. Cl., of this city, while on a leave of ab sence. to Miss Frances lleiser, of Os borne. O., has leaked out. World's Fair Tourists. St. Louis, May 30.—Thv steameT tTreenland. a large passenger boat from Pittsburg with 75 World’s fair tourists, arrived bere, being the first packet to run through from Pittsburg j to St. Louis In several years. DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. Frrteht and Coal Pier*, Jersey City, Burn With Bijr Loss. — Crossed Electric Wires in New Orleans Caused a Property Loss In Whole sale District Estimated at Half a Million Dollar*. New York. May 30.—-Seven freight and coal piers of the IVdaware. Lock a wanna & Western railroad In Jersey City were destroyed by tire that start ed about B o’clock Sunday afternoon in pier 12 on which a lot of barrels of oil were stored. The tlames spread rapidly. Pier 12 waa 800 feet long and was soon ablaze Its entire length and the firemen who wore trying to fight the fire from the shore were able to accomplish but little. The (lames swept acrosa to pier 11 and beyond, being finally cheeked at Pier B. which is a new coal trestle, steel framed and Iron clad. Here the firemen and fire boats made a desper ate stand and stayed the advance of the fire until the burning piers crum bled nnd fell into tho water. Although there was but little wind, Hparks fell ull along the water front for the better of n mile, endangering the IjAckawun na depot and even tho Humhurg-Arner tcan line and Bremen line piers, where the firemen were kept busy playing streams of water upon the buildings and over the ships at their docks. The building of tho Hoboken Coke Co., five blocks from tho main fire, was set ablaze by burning brands but the firemen responded quickly nnd the building was only slightly damaged, i A number of canal boats and several tugs were burned, the loss of small boats being variously estimated nt from 30 (o 200. The number of freight cars burned Is not known, hut on thiH class of roll ing stock and on coal cars the loss will he heavy. During tho fire tho I.acknwnnna moved Its passenger roaches from Its yard out to tho Meadows and one train of a dozen box cars was hauled out of a burning pier and saved. Piers 11 and 12 were full of general merrhandlae. Piers 7. 8. 9 and 10 were used for coni und pier 6 was a grain loading pier. Tile total loss Is esti mated nt $r».ooo.ooo. New Orleans, May 30.—A fire caused by crossed electric wires did about half n million dollars damage Sunday. The I>ouls H. lllcc saddlery factory, the Slmmonds Manufacturing Co. and tho Melg, Itrady & Lincoln wooden waro establishment wire destroyed and a half dozen others damaged. The Are wus in tho heart of tho wholesale district and was well fought, being stopped short of two oil companies ami several big dipg establishments. In surance $350,000. SUNDAY GAME IN BROOKLYN. There Was No Interference By ths Police. llrooklyn. May 30.—Acting under In structions from Deputy Police Com missioner FarreU and District Attor ney Clark, there was no police Inter ference with the National league cliam-1 plonshlp baseball game which was played between the New York and llrooklyn teams at Washington park Sunday afternoon. About 20,000 per- j sons witnessed tho contest and the big crowd assembled and dispersed with out tho slightest sign of disorder. The grounds wero thoroughly policed by uniformed officers, ns well as detec tives, somo of whom took the names of all the players who took part in the game as well as tho managers and representatives of tho competing clubs. There were several representatives ! of the law enforcement society among the spectators nnd they wero there for the purpose of securing evidence. There was no charge for admission to the grounds Sunday, but each person bought a score card, these cards be ing of different colors. They indicated the place of vantage the holders wero entitled to view tie- game THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER. Police Were Needed to Control tha Curious Crowds at St. Louis. St. T»uls, May 30.—A detachment of police was needed nt the First Presby terlnn church Sunday to control the curious (rowd that assembled to see Mlse Alice Roosevelt pass Into Sun day's service. So unostentatious was Miss Roosevelt’s departure after tho service that but few recognized her nnd nearly 100 women stood for half an hour io the rain thinking she was still in the church. In his Invocation Rov. W. J. McKIttrlck, the pastor, prayod for Divine guidance for the president. Big Sale of Jewels. Psrls, May 30.-—The sale of the Jew els of Princess Mathilde continued to draw a good gathering of amateurs. The total amount realized was $00,210. A feature was the price of 22 brilliants of bluish white stones, purchased by Falkenberg for $25,000. The Methodist Conference Adjourns. J/os Angeles. Cal., May 30.—It was after midnight when the genera! con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church finished the final roll call Sat urday night which brought to a closo the most memorable gathering In tho history of the church. Dangerous Gun Practice. New York, May 30.—The tests of heavy artillery on the government proving grounds, Sandy Hook, besides causing minor damage, wrecked a por tion of a public school building In Co ney Island, seyon milej* distant. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. . Lesson in ths International Series for Juno 5, 1004—Christ’s Trial Before Pilate. TIIK LESSON TEXT. (Mark 14:1-16.) GOLDEN TEXT -Then said Pilate te the chief prtvata and to the people. 1 And no fault In thla man.-Luke 23:4. OUTLINE OP SCRIPTURE SECTION. Poretelling Peter's Kail.Matt. 24:31-J» Foretelling Peter's Fall.Mark 14:17-U Foretelling Peter's Fall.Luke 23:ll-3t Jewua' Agony.Matt. 24:3S-4« Jeaua' Agony.Mark 14:33-43 Jesus* Agon).Luke 22:3»-49 Metro) al and Arrest.Matt. 24:47-6* Hetra> al and Arreat.Mark 14:43-63 Betrayal and Arreat.Luke 23:47-63 Trial Hefore Jewish Authorities. .Matt. 24:67-37:19 Trial Before Jew Ish Authorities. ..Mark 14:43-73 Trial Before Jew Ish Authorities. .Luke 22:44-71 Trial Before Pilate.Matt. 27:11-31 Trial Before Pilate.Mark 15:1-20 Trial Before Pilate.Luke 23:1-23 TIME—Early rooming. PLAi'K.—Tower of Antonia, adjoining the temple notes AND COMMENTS. “In the morning the chief priests . . . ; held a consultation:'* An Illegal trial had been going on before tho Jewish au thorities during the latter part of the night. Though they had tho trial In tho night, they were careful not to pro nounce tentence till after sunrise, that Its legality might not be questioned. Even the sentence thus pronounced was Illegal, for the law forbade passing a death sentence till tho day after the trial. Furthermore their law forbade the trying of criminal cases on the day before the Sabbath. This was Friday, the day before the Jewdsh Sabbath. "De livered Him up to Pilate:” The Sanhe drin In the time of Christ had no |iower to Indict the death penalty. Their Ho man conquerors would not permit It. so their notion was practically only a rec ommendation. Pontius Pilate had been procurator of Judaea for four or flvo years, at this timo under commission from Tiberius Cnesar. Head at this point John 17:29-32, which shows that tho chief priests tried to get Pilate to ratify their action without looking Into tho matter. Pilate would have nothing to do with such procedure and Insisted upon a charge. The Sanhedrin had con demned Jesus for blasphemy, but that Is not what they told the Homan gov ernor. They told him that the charge was of conspiring agnlnst Home. “Art thou tho King of the Jews:*’ A plain question, “Guilty, cr not guilty?" “Thou sayest:” "Yes. I am tho King." This was a summary of Jesus’ answer. The full conversation, In which He ex plains to Pilate what He means by being a King, Is found In John 18:33-38. After this Pilate pronounced Jesus not guilty. Pilate was not a man wicked beyond any that have lived since. He had pro nounced Jesus Innocent; he wanted to have Him set at liberty. Hut he did not want to bring upou himself the enmity of the angry priests, for there was no denying that they were still very pow erful In Judaea. It occurred to him that he could avoid the decision entirely by sending Jesus, who was a Galllacan. to Herod, the governor of Galilee, who happened to be In the city. Herod was glad to see Jesus, for the Interview would bring him a new kind of diver sion. Hut In that encounter Jesus was king and Herod clown. Herod realized It, and in chagrin sent Jesus back to Pilate, In mock state, but uncondemned. Head the account of Luke 23:3-12. Luke 23:13-10 tells of Pilate’s forma! acquittal of Jesus. He should have re leased Him, but Instead He takes an other step In the way of compromise; ho will scourge Him to pacify them, and then release Him to pacify his own con science. The priests would not hear to it. “The question had Anally come to this, whether he would save Jesus or save himself.’’ He would save Jesus if he could; he must save himself In any case. It was a trial of strength between Pilate, In Jesus’ behalf, and the chief priests against him. "Harrabas:” “A notable prisoner” (Matt. 27:1(5), “who for a certain Insurrection ma.> In tho city and for murder” (Lake 29:19), was "lying bound with them that had made Insurrection.” He w'as a robber or brigand (John 18:40). “Will ye that I release. ... the King of the Jews:" An attempt to get the crown (not tho priests) on his side. Pilate knew that Jesus had a good deal of hold on tho the common people and that that was one reason the priests hated him. Read here Matt 27:19, the dream of Pilate’s wife. "The chief priests stirred up the mul titude:" There are not words In the English language with which to ade quately characterize the spirit of these champions of orthodoxy, and It need not he done. Flnt think of the state of re ligion In the land when such men were Its official Waders! "What then shall I do . . . unto the King of the Jews:" Pilate was yielding by Inches. There are some matters on which men have no business to ask advice. Conscience told Pilate what he ought to do with Jesus That should have been the end of It. The words: "If thou release this man. thou art not Caesar's friend," were a threat, , and It was that that Anally broke the opposition of Pilate. BARBED ARROWS. Virtue for wage Is a Arst cousin to vice. A man In the haud is worth two by the ear. Christian character cannot be made in a plaster cast. Faith In things above gives force for things below. One side of an argument Is always less than haJf of It. Christ turns the curse of labor Into the blessing of service. W’hen there Is room for all a woman’s | love In the heart of a poodle no iran used I be sorry he lost It—Ram’s Horn. .