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A Cherished Relic

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The following is a copy of the most memorable judicial sentenee which has ever been pronounced in the annals of the world, namely, that of death against the Saviour - with the remaiks which the Journal LeDroit has collected, and the knowledge of which must be interesting in the highest degree to every Christian. it is word for word as f ollows : "Sentenee pronounced by Pontius Pilate, intendant of the Lower Provinee of Galilee, that Jesus of Nazareth shall suffer death by the cross. In the seventeenth year of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius, and on the 24th day of the month of March, in the most holy city of Jerusalem, during the pontiftcate of Annas and Caiaphas. Pontius Polate, intendant of the Province of Lower Galilee, sitting to judgment in the piesidential seat of the Prsetors, sentences Jesiis of Nazareth to death on a cross between robbers, as the numerous and notorious testimonies of the people prove : 1. Jesus is a misleader, 2. He has excited the people to sedition. 3. He is an enemy to the law. 4. He calis himself the Son of God. 5. He calis himself, falsely, the King "of Israel. 6. He went into the temple followed by a multitude carrying palms in their hands. Orders from the first centurión Quirrillis Cornelius to bring him to the place of execution. Forbid all persons. ■ich or poor, to prevent the executicm )f Jesús. The witnesses who have signed the sxecution of Jesús are : 1. Daniel Robani, Pharisee. 2. John Zorababel. 3. Kaphael Robani. 4. Capet. Jesús to be taken out of Jerusalem tlirough the gates of ïournes." This sentence is engraved on a píate of brass, in the Ilebrew lauguage, and on its sides are the following words : "A similar píate has been sent to each tribe." Il was discovered in the year 1280 in the ei tv of Aquilla, in the Kingdoin of Napls, by a search made for Roman antiquities, and remained there until it was found by the commission of art in the Prench army in Italy. Up to the time of the campaign in .Soutliern Italy it was preserved in the saciistyof koe Carthusians neár Xaples wliere it was kept 111 a box ot ebony. inoe tnen tne reli; has been kept in the ehapel oí' Casería. Tlie Carthnsians obtained, by their petitions, that the píate might be kept by thein, which was au acknowledgment ot' the saerilices which they made for the Fiench anny. The Freneli trauslation was made literally bymembers of the oouimission Of arts. Dein mi liad 9. facsimile of the pinte engravecí, whien was bought by L.oid Howard, on the sale of his cabinet, for 2,890 francs. There seems to be no historical doubts as to the authenticity of this. The reasons of the sentence correspond exactly with those in the Gospel. Of the many curious things eertain to be seen at the forthcoming exhibition of electricity at Paris, not the least remarkable will be the electrical cooking range of M. Salignac. That ingenious gentleman is going to fit up his apparatus in the grill room of the restaurant, and intends to furnish a great variety of meats which have been cooked by heat generated from the electrical current. At the last Paris exliibition, M. Alouchot roasted mutton in condensed sunshine, and literally turned his spit on the hearth of the sim; but an euthusiastic adinirer might say that M. Salignac had far surpassed that inbroiling steaks by lightning and wanning eoffee with the aurora borealis. As a matter of fsct the electrical current is as well-fitted to produce heat as it is to produce light, and just as electricity will, in all probability, be made to yield the principal artificial light of the future, so will doubtless it be applied to household heating. An exchange speaks of a Chicago man who "has one foot in the grave." Presume it's all they could get in without enlarging the cemetery. Matrimonial couples in Michigan are said to get divorced just in order to have the pleasure of fresh courting and a new honeymoon.


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