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Digital page images are linked to the text file. lrJtx itt iy i I il r 9 J d ti 1 7BLJE GRASS BLADEr DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE ITEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS t t THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DOGOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE 2 rr AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEst WORK OF MANINGERSOLL faker A iO2t rEDITED DY HEATI 48 i GOOD MORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL x N45U LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY lliEllRUAlt 2 B M 302 8100 A YEAR i THEBLADEkr v tII 1 1 Jfii- TICRMt9IoOt per yoar In advance In cluba of live cent foreign sub scription 1J- iUtMKX ALL draltlnd- Express orders payable io the Bitno- i GRAHs HrADn Ky DO NOT order your Ftaper dlscoutInnod- without paying all arrears q THAT DATE on printed ddrens tab ta m1the time of expiration of your sub vyHKN you cii nfce r address advise ofllce giving old as well aa new add res r WREN you send your subscription say t whether ypu are ev or old aul OKKiuuqcr publication iw KM Tblrd Street KNTBRED at the Post offlco at ton Ky aa Heoond Ulaaa LeZfn1Address all communications BLUE GRASS BLADE PO 393 Lexington Kentucky Published WKKK1 Y at l0ayotrIn advanne Club Rates and Sample Copies The Itrjina will be sent for cents a year each for any order for NIVIC or more Hample copies will be sent free AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the Blade by sending two cents each for ten papers or more BLADEl+ + + + + + + 5368 i+ Average WeeeklyClrculation t+ for 1900 f BLUE GRASS BLADE ft Lexington Ky + Tbe leading weekly In jtho + + State Published In the heart 4 + of the Blue Grass Region Clr + f oulates in every State In the tUnion and In some foreign + countries + Reaches a liberal class off buyers Advertising rates and + + sample copies on application + FFf + F4 + + My terms are 1000 an Inch a year paid in advance regardless of the number of Incheu anti for nothing less than a year CHARLES MOORE THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to acertain degree demoralizes those who make It those who tell it and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the suhject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man It prejudiced against the damned stuff sailed OIKKt L INAKRIOLU no- ir NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY NEW NAMEIOF THE NATIONAL LID ALLEAGUE Is SundayFJantiary26 Cheering Auspices FULL PARTICULARS IN NEXT jaBLADE LAn we go pass on Wednesday can only givu a outline of the meeting of Jllie National Liberal League nutigj the National Liberal Party ut Jlnelmiatl January and wltCf lve full details and leading spfjeclirjs lii the next Blade apologize for the appearance of my own short speejh and only print It now because w had it In advance of 1In the Congress was simply a niugnjllcent success In every respect We Had even under the un favorable weatlieria line attendance and apparently tuuid have had a very large 0nehudJ1otdhe weather fore casts a part actual weather been most unplfopltlous The temporary board elected at Buf falo was iesled fpd and two lady vice presidents to It making the board for tllOjijfoxt fiscal year as lows Dr Tvri Uowles President DrJB VieuPreaident Mrs Josephine WIls feat Second Vice resident Harriet M Closz Phlrd ent pt Wamsley Treasurer iiKrJIf F Jamieson See etary utlrjll nr itJf1itr T and resolutions were passed on all prominent political and moral Issues the fundamental Idea of the whole par ty being the absolute separation of Church and state as Contemplated In the Constitution of the United States This Constitution and these resolu tions will all be In next Blade By al most unanimous sentiment It was de cided to go Into politics and the name of the organization was changed from the National Liberal League to The National Liberal Party and the plat form Is of such a nature as to draw to the party conservative element of the Socialists and that part of the Anarchists who rely simply upon argument mud moral suasion to accomplish their resoluIIs u leader among the Labor Unionists and who wrote the plank In our plat form without any dissent hull the honor to be on that commltttee and made the plank on the temperance Henry of the committee had the full sympathy of the whole com mittee on the woman suffrage ques tion There was a great many extempore speeches nearly all of which were full of wit out wisdom but the main speakers were Mrs Henry Dr E Wood of Syracuse N Y John Mad dock of Minnesota President Bowles J If Fruzer T J Wyscarver and Clarence Darrow of Chicago All of them were Ilea and Mrs Henrys us usual very tine but Clarence Darrow of Chicago Is tho hint to go ahead of Ingersoll as an Inlldel orator Ills feyle Is in many salient regards most the reverse of IngerHolls but In ever regard except In mere rhetoric he surpasses Ingersoll The body at men anti women that we had there was the most splendid combination of brain and heart that have ever seen So far as am per sonally concerned If t could have seen In advance when first left the church In ISCa that even half the hon or would be done me that was done me at Cincinnati should have been willing to do till that have done to gain that and would not today ex change the estimate of me that those people showed me for all tho honor that any President of the United States has hud since death of Ab raham Lincoln My exopec tut Ions for the future of the National Liberal arty are certainly very large and yet- think It probably that the most en thusiastic of us have no adequate con ee tlon of the work we have Inaugurated believe The National Liberal tI 1 ti J Party Is today by far the grandest or ganization In the world Mrs Henry would have been elected President but declined to serve From the Enqul- rerOFFICERS ELECTED AT THE CONVENTION Of National Liberal Party Yesterday Afternoon Opposed to the Ran som of Missionaries The National Lliitiral Party a newly organized body pf freethinkers con tinued IU convention at the A R Hull yesterday morning session was taken up with the transaction of minor business reading of correspon dence and adoption to missionaries and the paying the ransom of any mis sionary The organization wants all moneys 181suedthis money shall be full legal tender both public and private The resolution also says That the foundation of good citizenship Is laid In the home anal we Indorse the doc trllie of Robert 0 Ingersoll on that was considerable discussion over the question of holding a Summer convention but this was voted down Mr Charles Moore however extend ed to the members an Invitation to meet Informally at the Quakeracre farm seven mllfe from Lexington Ky He promised t f meet all expenses of the members dfirlng their weeks stay at his place J The natlonal tracers were elected at the afternoon session Mrs Joseuhlne K Henry of Vetllles Ky and Dr T J Bowles of K Ind were Jionil naittl for IbelAnev Altar ills1 cusslon the nat Mrs Henry was withdrawn Tlulj rs elected for the ensuing year area President Dr T J Bowles VlcePretadentsDr J B son of Cincinnati Mrs Josephine K Henry and Mrs llarrlet Closz of Web ster Iowa Secretary W F Jamle baj of this city Treasurer Walmsley o Cincinnati The Executive Board will be compos ed of President First VicePresident and Treasurer The time and place of holding the next convention of the National Liberal party was left to the Executive Board At the conclusion of official business Mr John Maddock of Minneapolis Slims read a paper on Evolution vs Probation In the evening Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles Ky and Dr Wood of Syracuse N Y delivered addresses The subject of Dr Woods address was Superstition The speaker dewlt at length on the various forms of supersti tion from prehistoric ages to the ores ent time Among other things he said The history of superstition the his tory of mans long struggle front deeu est savagery and darkest ignorance up through nil the painful journey toward the light of science growing intelli leas been a pitiful and a cruel oath way this Journey From the tenth to the end of the slxteenth century not less than 3000000 heretics that scholars and free Inquirers had to piate tehlr love ot truth In the flames of the stake Mrs Josephine K Henry spoke on Woman and Christianity speaker Is a freethinker of national reputa tion and a woman suffragist of note She believes that woman has yet much to bo freed Iron that she is still slaved and she appealed to the bers of the body to work for the plete freedom of woman She urged woman suffrage In all avenues of life and at the polls At tho conclusion of the evenings exercises convention adjourned until the call of the Executive Board It Is very probable that St Louis will he the next place of meeting- UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL Pawuino Ionia County lIch December MR OTTO WETTSTEINNo avenue Denver Colorado Dear Sir and Brother Watch and chain received today and to say am greatly pleased Is but expressing It very mildly am delighted I could not have suited myself us well had been there person to make the selection because you have a long experience and no real knowledge only know what looks nicely The case think Is a real beauty and chain is beautiful too will do what I can to try to get others to order from you surely have a watch worthy to be proud of Yours truly MRS H JANE HOLLY Send In your orders for the Sac rament by Grier Kidder ten cents each or twelve for ont dollar From Commerelal Tribu- neFREETHINKERS i FORM A PARTY WoolWipe Out All Church Rela tltfns With the Government OBJtITS OF THE ORGANIZATION Xf rEditor 1Moote Scores Anarchists and oclallstS1 and Proposes Plans The National Liberal party has started on Us career In this city yes terday Its organizers are the section of freethinkers who are uissatlsfied with ythe American Secular Union which was got up smewhat with the same alms last year at the Buffalo Exposition They differed principally as to Jthe means and methods for car tying on the objects they have In view The Cincinnati contingent in the new organization includes a large number of the members of the local Ola Lib eral Society and they were prominent and active In the contention held res terday at A R Hall Besides them however there was a considerable number of the freethinkers from othe Stiteswho had come here especially to launching the new organ ization The meeting opened In the af terryxin between 200 and 300 persons being present among them quite a number of women DrfT J Bowles of Muncie Ind was made temporary President of the convention and W F Jamieson of this city Secretary Following speeches of welcome by Dr Bowles and Mr lraser to the visiting delegates hoes trio of framing a constitution for the partly was at orate taken up There Rl16wtof le it the National Liberal Associ titian but that did not suit a number of those who wanted the political jects of the organization cjearly un derstood Editor Moore of the Blue Grass Blade was foremost among these It was finally settled that the name should be as above Indlcuted TERMS OF CONSTITUTION The constitution In its preamble clares for government founded on the consent of women as well as of men affirms enlightened reason the highest tribunal for the decision of all ques tions and assert the purpose of the party to be the emancipation of humanity from the bondage of superstltutlon and beliefs In divine revelation miracles and eternal punishment- It declares further for the purely secular character of government tho taxation of church property the abol ishing of Sunday as a recognized State the discontinuance of Bible reading In the schools and of all reli gious ceremonies In affairs of stato such as judicial oaths prayers at In augurals for no more chaplains In the army or navy no diplomatic relations with any eccleslactlcal power for pie affirmation Instead of oaths In courts and no restriction of free speech or free press at the behest of public officials or church authorities The officers of the party are to be a President three Vice Presidents a retary and Treasurer Membership Is open to persons of good character pay Ing for annual fees Means for an active propaganda are proposed by the organization or branches subordinate to the National party EDITOR MOORE SPEAKS When the constitution had been adopted Editor Moore of Lexington Ky was given an opportunity to read a speech It was In his usual pic turesque and breezy style Proclaiming the necessity of a new party he de clared all the perjurers and fools of the country are In the two old parties know what Im talking about he said Ive been a Democrat myself At which the convention laughed Mr Moore then dived Into the subject of the election of officers and seized the chance to say that Mrs Josephine K Henry from his own State Is just person who Is fitted best of all to guide the new party South he said had never yet been recognized and It was no matter of mere gallantry but on of high policy and expedience that Mrs Henry should be preferred over her competitors who are Dr T J Bowles Dr J B Wilson of Cincin nati and Mrs Closz of Iowa All but the latter were on the plat form at the time and they took good naturedly the premature electioneering of the Blue Grass editor He did not stop short there but went on to fix the next annual meeting of the party In St Louis next year and In Lexington the year following Aud then after that you may go way buck mid sit down anywhere you like Moore continued In his breezy way He referred to the Booker Wash ington Incident and approved Palnea sentiment that all men are brethren whether Chinese Indians or Negroes As to Socialists Moore said he would not attempt to speak for them us he was not clear as to what they stood for ante he believed some of them did not know themselves what they want ed for those among those who look to Socialism as a means of getting the property of other menIf there are any suchhe hue less sympathy than for the highwayman whtf does his work open and aboveboard He prais ed Carnegie for drawing the line m churches mid preachers and denounced anurchy as a delusion and a vagary Another thing he thought might be come advisable would be for the ernment to take control of the tele graph lines the telephones railroads and even transcontinental steamship linesTO ELECT OFFICERS TODAY- A Commttee on Resolutons was ap pointed consisting of Messrs J Ander son Mrs Henry T J Wyscarver John Maddock Cutter and William Carroll Its report will be submitted the election of officers of the National organization will take place Interest centers in the selection for President Dr J B Wilson who has been an energetic promoter of the par ty in this section it Is believed stands the best chance of being chosen Features of todays session will be the presence of Mrs Josephine K ry of Kentucky who Is to deliver an address on the Relation of the Church to Woman and addresses by Dr Wood of New York and by Editor Moore of Lexington Yesterdays proceedings closed last wenlng with a memorial celebration cf the anniversary of Thomas Paine The speakers for the occasion wero T J Wiscarver of this city and Clarence Darrow of Chicago There was a hlgcrowd present and the eulogies of works and of Paine and the prin chiles he advocated were received with vociferous applause The speakers chUrged the present governing classes tit the deliberate purpose of chang ing the constitution to better carryout their plans for the repression of frfee speech and free press In the to ests of plutocratic classes The- ca eel of Paine his services to liber ty Wd humanity In England France and extolled a the heritage ot Hu manity IA feature of Ihe celebration was the presence of a land of children from the Schl of Science headed by their Instructor Mr Fraser They wOre sashes cairled the National flag and sang the atlonal anthem at the opening qf the proceedings GETS PENITENTIARY SENTENCE DETROIT MICH Jan 17Judge Swan in the United States District Court today sentenced Rev G F B Howard who had previously pleaded guilty to using the malls to obtain motley under false pretenses at Huron Mich to two and a half years In the Detroit House ofCorrectlon Howard who Is well known throughout the country was arrested by a United States Marshal at Columbus several mouths ago as he left the Ohio penitentiary after serving a nine years sentence and was brought here CommentHoward Is a dandy He had my Job In the printing office be fore boarded up there and then again after left and am now using as a paper weight a little laundry smoothing Iron that Howard had there with his name on It and that old Warden Coffin gave me NEW INFIDEL MONTHLY have received No vol of Tim Philosopher an Infidel monthly manna zine published at Kansas City Mo Its editor Charles F Eldredge Michigan avenue price 100 a year It Is a thoroughtly decent and dlgnf fled Journal like the Blade In thus re gard and hope will win Its spurs It has a good article favoring crema tion by my old friend Walter Breen am In favor of cremation for other people want to be burled lu the old fashion way myself An Improve ment on the present mode of cremation would be to usetho bodies for fuel In the nice furnace of some steam power and then scatter the ashes for fertil izer DR HAMMER POPULAR PHYSICIAN The Newton Iowa papers In speak ing of Illness and surgery about that nice town alluded to my old friend Dr Marion R Hammer In a way that In dicates him to be an exceedingly popu lar physician there Ho Is a good and valuable man CLERICAL INFELICITY Special to the Engineer from Wash ington says Rev William H Wittig Is suelng for divorce because hi wife called him a liar and a bum preacherIl a dollar to a doughnut that tae woman was right Send In your orders for the Sac rament by Grier Kidder ten cents each or twelve for one dollar 4 From Cincinnati Enquirer rt NATIONAL SOCIETYf CHANGES ITS NAME TO ENTER POLITICAL ARENA Tribute Is Paid to the Memory ofiThomas PaineMeeting Con tlnues Today The fist convention of the National Liberal party a body of Free Thinkers r convened yesterday Ih me A R Hall on Sixth street The convention was called to order by the temporary President Dr T J r Bowles of Muncie Ind W F Jamie son of this city acting as Secretary k In opening the convention Dr Bowles delivered a long address the greater part of which was devoted to the nunciation J of all forms of religion i J H Fraser delivered an address of JliSocletsers address a constitution was adopt ed l 1thelished last October at Buffaloand clnlJcinnati chosen for the first Congress the first night of the session to be an rfanniversary memorial service to Thom as Paine V At the afternoon meeting the name of the organization was from National Liberal League to NationallLiberal Party as the i to enter Into politics 1 During a spirted discussion on the ichange of name for the body the Pres ident despite his previous address against all forms of religion In ah ex i cited manner called on the members For Gods salts to vote for the name party Realizing the inconsistency of his utterance and the objects ofthej iI htti a therelsO06dpi 7 This organization has fbr Its object t4 the abrogation of all laws favoring the observance of the state Sunday as a holy day the use of public funds forgymsectarian Institutions Bible reading in public schools the service of chaplains In the army and navy In Nationaliand State Legislatures and all departments of Government the judicial oath In courts and Inaugural ceremonies the appolnement by tho President or by Governors of states of religious fes ttUrals fasts and days of prayer the concession of special privileges to re ligious or other organizations They further demand that woman be given equal rights In every way with man and that she be allowed to vote at all elections There was not a large attendance at the afternoon session A few women J wera present the most prominent among thm being Mrs Josephine K Henry of 1 Versailles Ky who one of the well iiknown freethinkers of the country TRIBUTES TO THOMAS PAINE There was a large audience In evening to listen to addresses on theilife and writings of Thomas Paine 7JrfPtedtional body a gavel made front a hickory jtree that grows over the grave of Thomas Paine at New Rochelle N Y The gavel bears the following Inacrlp lion on a silver plate Presented by Captain George W Lloyd from the grave of Thomas Paine New Rochelle N Y January ISOJ Dr Wilson read a letter from CaptainILloyd who for the past ten years looked after the grave of the basJAmerican Captain Lloyd writes that there are two hickory trees growing over the grave of Paine and that ho will give every new liberal organiza Lion a gavel made from those trees T J Wyscarver of this city deny eyed a eulogy on the life of Paine He pictured the effect of his writings on P the liberty of America Among other things he said i Future historians will record the fact that It was Thomas Paine who kindled and fanned the fires of revo lution and planted in the heart of every Intelligent man an uncontrolla ble desire to bn free Clarence Darrow delivered an eloquent address on the life and charac ter of Paine The speaker vividly tured tho age in which Paine lived In his opinion Thomas Paine as tho author of the Age or Reason was not the only Thomas Paine nor the great Thomas Paine The speaker portrayed In a glowing manner the effects of Palnes economic be1iolIevediagainstearth and the fullness thereof ldayhe elected at the morning session Del egates will listen to addresses in tho afternoon and evening 4st t BLUE GRASS BLADE e Ii h ADDRESS OFI EDITOR MOOR Before the Congress of he National Liberal League At Cincinnati January 26 1902 Mr Chairman Ladles and Gentlcmc s It Is eminently fitting that an or gnnlzatloiv that has for Its end and aim the promotion of the happiness of the whole human race should have Its initial meeting on the birthday of Thomas Paine who said The world Is my country humanity my lJrethren anti to do good Is my religion- I am not eloquent and even If Item the occasion calls for Ilrnctl cal thought rather than for rhetor and without preamblie respond to the request of the executive commltt to occupy twenty minutes of your time In reading you a paper In this paper remembering that brevity Is the soul of wit want to tell you What think we should say and do and what we should not say and do at this the first Congress of the American National Liberal League held In Cincinnati the lJrlLle and pride of tIe beautiful Ohio river ant the home of the peerless Wilson on January 26 and 27 E 11 I am quite sure that I speak the unanimous sentiment of our people when say of the Temporary Exec utlvo Board that we elected at Buffal that they have honored themselvi and honored us by the competent and conscientious manner In which the have discharged their duties resulth In a success for our organization that is far greater than my most enth elastic anticipation though from the hands of such men looked for success has plainly demo strated advantage of having the executive members of our organlz Uon live within easy access of each other a question which has lJeen somewhat mooted some thinking that In order to engage the greater Interest of our people these officers should be selected from widely separate d parts of our country and would a1 vise other things being equal that It be a future practice of our or 1 ganlzatloni as far as easily practtcabl to have our executive board so selected with reference to their residence that they may meet with the mil Imum expense In time and money and as we allude to finance want to commend the economy that has been exhibited In thomanagement of tho business of the League to this time Tho election of permanent officers for tho coming fiscal year is nOibe dRfore us So far as can understand it there Is no disposition on the part 5 officers except tho President and that matter we are confronted with a most Interesting anal creditable quai dary In this connection there are tour and only four persons whose names have been mentioned Of these four the sentiment of the League e Idently Is that we could be happy with anyone of them were tother dear charmers away and each of the four t not merely modestly declines to talO the position but almost positively fuses to do so simply because she or he regards herself or himself not worthy of the honor as some of the others and We are forced to pn coed regardless of the preference of tho principals in the matter The four persons are Mrs Jose phone Henry of Kentucky Mrs Harriet 1L Closz of Iowa Dr J n Wilsons of Cincinnati and Dr T1 Bowles of Indiana As between theni have a preference and for reasons that veil giveI believe that Mrs Henry of Vet sallies Ky should be our next Pres- Ident believe our next president and at least half of all our future president should be from the South Even if Mrs Closz hall been so long a labore in the cause as Mrs Henry has been the fact that Mrs Henry lives In tit South though barely across the line and born and reared In the South sight of the city of Cincinnati across the Ohio river would in my judgment give her preference over Mrs Closz because neither the American Secular Union from which we separated nor the National Liberal League has ever had a president from the South While wo should to no small extent bo actuated in this matter by gallantry to the fairer and gentler sex It Is by no means merely a matter of gallant ry but one of expediency It has been said that woman was last at tho cross and first at the tomb to account for the greater de votional sentiment in women than Iji men The distinguished young Naz rene to whom has been unjustly at tributed the authorship of the Christian religion like his followers real or alleged to this day fully appreciated t the humor of having a practical old maid of culinary turn In the Icltchen to cook for him at the same time that her pretty young sister sat in the parlor and talked to him So long as men do the preaching the Women will go to church and the other men stay away When women get to doing the preaching men will go to church and the other women will stay away and old and set In my ways as am will be one of the men to change my habits In the matter of church going- A wink Is as good as a nod to a blind horse wewant our next pres tdentof the female persuasion We want our next congress to be at St Louts next year both because wo hmo established the reasonable precedent of following the National Expositions and because St Louis Is In South and then I will ppeak In time for the one in 1904 to bo In Lexington Ky a part of tho occasion to be commemorative oL May lit Col 1l1 lint tho most remarkable being who has championed the cause of Infidi tlaItiara lllshop Cyril at Alexandria In Egypt 1501 years ago For such n commemoration of the matchless girlj onr commemoration of Paine here and now furnishes the precedent Then after that you ma go way nnll sit down app where North of 1tasonI ami Dlxona line that may suit you There are several issues direct hearing upon the Interests of this organization that I deem it my duty to mention necessarily briefly The Incident of the reception of the Negro Booker T Washington by the President of tho United States at the White House has Induced na tlonal discussion upon which Infidels as well as all others aro divided li view of our duty In the premises Is to remember that Thomas Paine said humanity are my brethren amI that the Indian and the Chinee ant tho Negro are therefore all our brethren and that our obligation to extend to them tho glad and helping hand Is Increased Just In the ratio of their unhappy dependence upon us Another matter Is what Is popular ly known as freelove a doctrine advocated by some who profess and call themselves Infidels and which no cuivpetent moralist can sanction 1t has been the custom of tho clergy to charge that our leaders have been drunkards and sexual libertines and In Instances probably rarer than among the clergy this has been un happily true but the fact that our Ingersoll died with a smile on his face In the arms of his one and only ful wife surrounded by his adoring children was a white feather In the cap of our philosophy that no ligious bigot has dared to try to smirchA conception of modest on the part of the government that has taught all other lessons of sat tatlon has made It refuse to the lic any adequate and competent formation on this question should urge upon thisgovermment the establishment of a permanent commission or burea consisting equally of men anti women and all distinguished as moralists and as specialists In that department of science whose business it should lJe to dispense information on sexual ma tors of health and morals Tho tense decrease of births among the Intelligent and wealthy classes wltb no decrease among the Ignorant an1 the poor classes alone tells the tate of what the future will be when norance and poverty will so outniin her wealth and Intelligence that the latter will be defenceless In the hqml of the former Then we are confronted with th questions of Socialism and Anarch Concerning the trend ot Socialism cannot speak Inte1llgentlrI nor do believe that Socialists is because Socialists are radically elided among themselves on most at lent1 points of their faith But If titer be as think there Is any cookie jrablo number of S aunts who f tireiYpo prop a rich a people under the guise qf lay I have leE sympathy for them than I have for the highwayman who In professetoIn his rand out in t e open aa man meets man demands your money or our life I am proud of the fact tha uwong our great Infidels we count larneglc who made his money b steel and not by stealing tune greatest giver of money known to history vho gives to schools and libraries and charitable Institutions but draw he line at churches and skypllots I have no smypathy for that brain of Socialists who constantly decry th vealth of Rockefeller when ever nether son of them would get all tie rocks or those of any other feller It they could do It by any merest tech ilcallty f law But if there be as I believe there Is a considerable body of SocialIsts whose purpose Is by fair legislation to louniteract any general trend or tendency In our political affairs which would make the rich richer and the poor poorer I give my heart and glad land to such people for of all the distressing features In our political economy there is none so utterly un easonable and without apology as hat there are as many people whc suffer and die from a surfeit of the luxuries of life as there are who sat fer and die from the want of the nee easl tieS of life- I Incline to think that many of the natural and the artificial advantages ot this country such as mines and oil wells and railroads and telegraphs nnd telephones and even Intercontl ental steamship lines for freight and passengers should be owned by the government and operated at actual cost for the public benefit But by far tho most formidable ot all the propositions that confront us and demand our consideration as mor allsts Is Anarchy Any variety of this Is a delusion the variety known as evolutionary anarchy being Imprac cable vargary as visionary and stable as the millennial dream of John the Revelator of Patmos the Utopia at Sir Thomas More or the Looking acltward of Edward Bellboy And nll of this Is advocated by people who are In reality much farther from being anarchists than am EtymoTogically or course any means of dispensing with all the law and gov rament however gentle and innocuous Is anarchy But anarchy Is an appro printed term and the great world cannot afford to and will not defer to the whim and caprice of a little band of Altruists Utopians or phllan roplsts who for somo reason If it be reason known only to themselves choose to pose as anarchists a oodymlnded 1aw defying cowardly gang of assassins who hold out one hand In professed friendship while thoy slay their unsuspecting victim with the other and of whom Czolgosz tho reared and trained Catholic who Ms exemplars In the Bible ieSI of Ehud and Bglon and David- a1d Saul and Jaol and Rahab the har lot is tho plumed knight and prince Evolutionary aaarCba jargon of 1 words and such sound and fury si nifylng nothing as the pulpit uses to announce Its silly dogmas come plates a time of such universal 100 of man for his fellow man that the whole people can ho controlled lIy reason and justice anti Without to stralnt and compulsion but w1en such a tlmo comes It will be but a short stop to millennium and tho very angels except those of Cath olio Irish persuasion would cense to plunk their harps sail over Ullhat tlemeivls of heaven and folding their wings like tired doves upon earth would spend their winters In Clue natl their springs and falls In Ken tucky and put In the heated ten at Old Point and Atlantic City If all other human beings In lea should become such paragons of moral excellence as Diogenes Epic tus and and no Mrs Po Iphar or Joslo Mansfield or Lllllo Inug try were In ILl alone would mlso cane and sand and hen that ould pie the whole galley because In herently desiplso to be like any boi else but want to stand apart from men grand gloomy and peculiar wrappi In the solitude of my own originality Make rabid Infidels of every bet else and will look around and set If cant get my old job as a Camll belllte preacher The brightest pebbles on theVbeai are those that have been mosttei pest tossed and when this vAvor sinks down to a deadcalnv it which our wits are not brightened bybatt tion In the struggle Tor exit ence and thero Is nothing left butjlror us to sit like Alexanders and wiping our eyes and noseivijccau there Is no other worM 14 conquer then give me sweet hell Avlth Its lJnd climate but good society of men nnd women whose brains and hearts are not stagnated by ail eternal summer sun of So peacen us lies to the cot plete exhaustlrjn of every appeal to Justice it is duty to rely on reason and argumei and moral suasion to regain the onstltutlonal rights thnt our RevoVdtlonary fathers guarantee us and which wo have been robbc by the ever encroaching Christian re llgloijf but when all such has failed wo inst recognize that Dr Wllsc strvfck the key note of the grand an tlySm to American liberty when ho said t nt organized revolution is our that and only hope t We want no anarchy We want this government Just as It was bequeaths to us by its Infidel founders Paine and Franklin and Jefferson and scale by i the blood of the Infidel Lincoln shed by the Christian anarchist and hen we cannot gain these rights law and justice the arbitrament of arms Is all that Is left to us If this be treason make the most of It A LITERARY GEM f Tho lecture recently delivered Or J B Wilson before tho Oh p eral Society on the causes of at rchy Is one of tho latest and brlghtesfgem incurrent literature It goes very root of tho matter in ntrt rery and shows beyond the posslblllt ot doubt the dangers that He In tho spirit of discontent which Is the main ruse of Anarchy In It the pac lor distinguishes between phlloscpllcnl- and revolutionary anarchy He classes the latter as a most dangerous being 3e goes to his home and shows from whence he sprang He deals with the subject In all Its phases This ecture Is In type and will be pUblished In pamphlet form It Is well wort rending and 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Union Church at Frogmore north of Findlay last night The pastor ob jeoteel to loud amens and praise the Iord from the women who Imbued with the spirit as they call It he- gan Jumping over the seats yelling hugging tho minister and other men present At last It became too much for tho minister and he remonstrated forcibly with tho worn em Immediately they aroso from all sides and attacked him Arter a fierce altercation the pastor and Deacon Jones opened hostilltties hy coming together In Marquis of udensbury style and In a few minutes five fights were In full blast with women climbing on tho tops of seats Teaming and crying for peace Several members of the congrega tlon were badly used up during tho moleo and arrests will follow Tho church Is disrupted FROM A GENTLEMAN Monroe Iowa Jan 302 Mr HughesYours to hand My term of subscription expires on the 20 instant My sight Is ralllngS7- years old Stop sending tho Dlade- Regretfully JAMES WARREN t 4 WORKMAN In the Lords VineyardSame Old RacketPretty Brunette Did The Dlz EXKENTUCKY SKY DUSTER CAUGHT UP WITH When they had mo In tho penile tlavy in Columbus Ohio nil tho white livlcsts and preachers in Lexington signed an article In the Herald In which they congratulated thomsolv that I had como to grief and were on ly divided lu their sentiment as to whether ought to be In a ricnltentla or a lunatic asylum and seemed to re grot that I could not be in hour nt once If they had known that there Is a lunatic nyslnm Inside the Ohio Ilen itcntiary they would have asked that would be put In that asylum nnlesl1 they had thought that would dcfent the part of my sentence calling for hard labor The Lexington skybusters know was camping on their trail and that was therefore a dangerous man to he allowed to run loose Apropos of the above print from an Associated Press dispatch the fol W VA Jan triRe- I N Workman a minister well knbv throughout Central Kentucky whero ho lived for fifteen years and In Southern West Virginia was late yostoiil nUernoori sentenced by Judge hews of tho Criminal Court of this county to ore year in the state lIenl tcntlnry for bigamy lowest tence possible under the West Vhglnln statutes When Rev Mr Workman entcrcll the crowded court room his silver locks attracted much attention nnd universal sympathy was his as ho saltl Guilty Tears trickled down his wrlnkl cheeks as ho pleaded with the to have mercy The Judge did Rhow clemency and made the penalty the lowest possible Minister Workman married a Ken lucky girl from the neighborhood of Lexington more than twenty years ogo and his marital lot was a happy until he came to West Virginia six months ago to assist Injioldlng a re llglous revival near Central City It was there a charming brunette prop lily 30 years his junior became the object of his affection It was not lot until both were In love desperate so A wedding followed A few days afterward a fast train on 0 brought wife No 1t om near Lcxin ton rite profecutlnrAttorney wa consulted a n Workman was soon behind prison tars Webstety la Jan E B02 A D 1002 the Editor Spo BnanIlevIew The very readable vtlclo In December 19th Issue of your paper Ing an account of tljc banquet at the elcbratlon of Forefathers Day irtmpts mo to ask d few questions After stating that affair was the post successful ever held In the church the report says Women of the church had general barge of tho banquet I would like to inquire if in the great Northwest he people have departed from the linehonored custom of assigning the women to general charge of jtho work While retaining the custom of exclud ng them as guests from the festlvl Uls Why Is it that after installing women as mistresses of ceremonies In the church scullery they are not pormtttc to respond to toasts or to enjoy the material or Intellectual feasts While It is considered eminent roper for women to supply the ban liietlng board vita delicious viands why is It Improper for them to assist the sterner sex In handling cards at tho gaming tables At this particular banquet while cussing Forefathers Day was any mention made of foremothers or grim mothers I noto that our fathers are reverently mentioned eral times Even out greatfathers come In for recognition as well as sons but not a word In this account of mothers great mothers or daughters Wo seem to M following the sample of our forefathers for laudation of our great mothers In then tlmo would have been an unheard of cknowledgomcnt of equality and ex erienco hind taught them that It was lwst to keep their places In kltch ellS and perform their duty to God ant man without murmur or dissent deed dissent from tho man established routine of our great mothers or daught ers would have been punished by whip Illpg with a stick bigger than n mans iiunb established by law by the icklngstool for scolding wives the pear of anguish a device to prO vent talking or somo equally atrocious method at tho hands of these men of native might and majesty built long fibre Cromwelllan stuff who are lauded by speaker These forefathers who according to one author first fell upon their Imee8 and then fell upon the aborigl ness would have fatten to with tho atonlno tails had the women their households dared to assert their dlvlduallty Df course It will be said dint fathers and great fathers included tho females wbo belonged to them I use the word I belonged adversely In tills oclastic age why docs not somo Imagi breaking reverend create a scnsntli by anounclng that women Include men and perpetuate use of tho wort woman as representing the race If tho church banqueting iommltti of the Xorthwest have opened doors to the denizens of this kltchc they have outclassed tho middle wet for church women In this locality nte still admonished to bo true to the splrtt of the oj l church law which says No woman shall approach the altar No woman may receive the eucharlst der a black vcllor In her naked hands church canons and of course slue excluded from the church banquet The church could not exist one da without the aid of women then wli should they be content to occupy tho position of door mats anti dlshwasl crs at the behest ofprlcstsandblshopf May civilization speed the dray when women shall be recognized not only on forefathers tiny but every day through tho future ages- HARRIET M CLOSZ BOOKS INFIDEL AND SCIENTIFIC Please Write to the Blade For a Free Catalogue Peter Ecklcr of Now York City Is perhaps tho largest publisher of fidel books In the world Ho haa made Blue Grass Blade an agent for tho sale of them and has gotten lP a catalogue to be circulated free by this paper A full stock of his books will bo kept constantly on band for sale at the Blue Grass Blade office or to be sent postage prepaid to any addres sending tho price indicated by the cat books will bo mailed to you promptly tram the Bluo Grass Blad office In Lexington Ky Pleaso write to Blade for a treo catalogue to lm kept for reference KNEW MY GRANDFATHER Barton Warren Stone Daddy of All the 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Intellectual leadership declared Prof Pearson or even to possess un Influence upon the thoughtful part of tho community coordinate with that of poets philosophers and men of science they must throw aside the doc trine of the Infallible fable As Instance of Biblical statements that can not be accepted as literary truth the professor cited tho feeding of Elijah by the ravens his smiting and dividing tho waters with his mantle his raising the dead the miracle o meal and oil multiplied Elijahs er over tho elements his going through Jordan dryshod his making iron float and his making the widows pot of oil to fill many vessels Commenting on these miracles Prof Pearson said Some of those stories are crude am childish some pathetic and sublime but all alike are legendary and not his toric The churches which continue to teach that such legends errors or alle gorier are literal truth taint all the rest of their messages It Is the cowardly refusal of these churches to admit tent facts and to advance with the ad vancement of knowledge that Ira brought about their present deplorable IIcondition and the low moral status of THOMAS PAINE I Thomas Paine having done so much J political liberty turned his attention 1to the superstitions of his age He pub lished The Age of Reason and from that day to this his character has been maligned by almost every priest In Christendom He has been held up as the terrible example Every man who has expressed an honest thought has been warningly referred to Thomas Paine All his services were forgotten No kind word fell from any pulpit HIs devotion to principle his zeal for hu man rights were no longer remembered Paine simply took the ground that it is a contradiction to call a thing a re elation that comes to us secondhand There can bo revelation beyond tho first communication All after that s hear say He also showed that the of tho Old Testament had prophesies io Jesus Christ ami contended that JttsusChrist was slmnly a man In other words Paln was nn enlightened Unitarian Paine thought the Old Testament too barbarous to have hen the work of an Infinitely benevo lent God He attacked tho doctrine that salvation depends upon belief Insisted that every man has the right to think viewseverycoin and malice pass was given to the f world On his return to America ter the election to the Presidency of other Infidel Thomas Jefferson It was publicImobbed Under tho very flag he had helped to put In heaven his rights were not respected Under tho Constitution that ho hall suggested his life wa sIn I secure He had helped to give liberty to moro than three millions of his low citizens and they were willing to deny It unto him Ho was deserted os tracised shunned maligned and cursed Ho enjoyed the seclusion of leper but he maintained through It all his IntcK rlty He stood by the convictions of his mind Never for one moment did he hesitate or waver He died almost alone The moment he died Christians commenced manufacturing harrows for chamberjperpetuallyiof the present day The truth Is he died as ho had lived Somo ministers were Impolite enough to visit him against his will Several of them he nr derort from his room couple of olic priests in all the meekness of hypo crisy called that they might enjoy the agonies of a lying friend of man Thomas Paine In his bed the few IIemhers of expiring life blown Into flame breath of Indignation had the goodness to curse them both His phy sician who seems to have been a dung fool just as the cold hand was wlsperedfyou believe or do you wish to believe that Jesus Christ Is tho son of God And tho reply was have no wish to believe on that subject These were tho last remembered words of Thomas Paine He died as serenely as ever mortal passed nwav IHo died In tho till possession of his mind and on tho very brink and edge of death proclaiming tho doctrines of his lifec Thomas Paine was a champion In both hemispheres of human liberty one of the founders and fathers of tho Republic one of the fore rmo t man of his age He never wrote In favor of Injustice He was de splser of slavery Ho abhorred tvranny In every form He was In the widest and best sense a friend of all his race His head was as clear as his heart was good and ho had the courage to speak his honest thought He was the I first to write these words The United States of America Ho proposed tho present Federal Constitution and fur nished every thoughtthat now glitters In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Paine was ono of the Intel lectual heroes ono of the men to whom wo are Indebted His name Is associat ed forever with tho Great Republic As long as free government exists ho will I t ho remembered admired and honored seventytbredeathIn tho land his genius defendeduude the flag he gave to the skies Slander cannot touch hint nowhatred cannot reach him more He sleeps In tho snnc teary of the tomb beneath the quirt of the stars Inuersoll YAHVEH KNOCKS OUT 300 CATHOLICS WITH A BIG EARTHQUAKE doytown a big Protestant church and kills tho big preacher In it ho did in oulsvllle theres nothing very pout prising about It But when tho old Boss gets on his car and tills 300 Catholics all at uno time and destroys their church and dont hurt anybody else or any other house ho Is back Ing tho Blue Grass Blade In a man anticipatesme Wll Bryans flggers Ill bet that Inside of ten years from now an earthquake Intorand Dathan and Ablram every church In the town without stopping a single saloon from handing out high ballsI at the regular rates Extracts from the Associated Press- are as follows Mexico City Jan 17It Is now learned that the report that 300 per sons were killed in Chllpanclngo In tho State of Guerrero by an earth quake which occurred there yester day Is not exaggerated sIn tho parish church there was a large crowd of worshippers gathered for the afternoon service and upon these tho stone walls came toppling down without a moments warning It was hero that tho greatest number of deaths occurred dont see any use for Christians suiciding by tho pistol and razor and carbolic acid and whisky routes these days They dont have to all they have to do Is to go to church n few times anti get themselves dug out of a pile of bricks and carried home on a shutter SISTER BECKY IS RIGHT IN IT Associated Press WHEELING W VA Jan ljRe becca L Yates alias Rebecca Eddy the noted Spiritualist was arrested today by an officer of the United States Court at Parkersburg as a fugitive from jus tice from the state of Michigan The woman will be arraigned before Judge J J Jackson tomorrow and ord red sent back to the Michigan United States Court for trial She Is wanted there for using the malls to defraud a large number of parties by representing In an unlawful way that shin had tho gift of prophecy and could un tangle love and financial affairs A small army credulous people are said to have been duped Mrs Yates has been going Into all parts of the country organizing branches of tho Spiritualist sect and was engaged In that work hero when arrested Comment Certainly the gift of prophecy is one of the new testament promises to the spiritually minded and yet when Sister Becky comes along and says shes got the simon pure article the Christians put her In jail for It Why dont the two Hulls of Colum bus and Buffalo block this hull game that Is bringing their faith Into repute by advertising as frauds In ad vance of their arrest these Spiritual ists that they advertise as falters after their arrest and exposure SAW STRANGE SIGHT ON FACE OF MOON From CourierJournal Inez Ky Jan Special Corre spondence W B Copley a promi nent planter and Magistrate claims to have seen strange pictures In the moon On the last full moon he awoke before daylight and saw the picture of a headless man In tho moon ascending a mountain and carrying a cross where the head should huve been From his description of tho mountain It was an exact picture of Cavalry Ho aroused his wife and she Is a witness to tho sight Ho firmly believes that had It not been for tho passage of Scripture which says that no man shall see thin face of tho Lord and live he would have had a complete view of Calvary and tho crucified Savior From Winchester Sentinel WANTS IT DAMMED Representative Barton last week In traduced a resolution to petition the Kentucky Congressman and Senators to look to the improving of Licking river to provide shack water nnvlga Jion to Falmonth This reminds us that when Mr Car- lisle was Congressman front tho Sixth district the delegation called out him for a similar purpose after listening to their statements concerning tho Im parlance of Improving Licking river ho said Do you think It would be best to Improve It by damming Itl or macadamizing Pithn point Is that the Licking goes practlcall dry in the Bummier time FROM MRS SEMPLE IOttawa Kan Tin 302 Eijltor Moore A few nights ago Major Cole of world wide fame nS an evangelist made the statement from the pulpit of the Bap list Church here that he was the means through the grace of God of convert- Ing Colonel Dean of Hannibal Mo This colonel was the president of the Literal League there and was also Confederate colonel I may be mistaken about the name but no difference docs liny one know of such an Incident Major Cole said also that after the conversion this president wrote a letter to his club and exhorted them to for sake their sinful ways and turn to Jesus This president hud a wife and a lovely daughter who were Christians am very anxious to learn If any Lib oral friends know of this Incident Surely there Is a league at Hannibal some Liberal paper goes there The Ideal hits no subscriber there Let us hunt this up and learn If It takes us hack or years let us try to manWrite any of you know anything about the SEMPLE P SOhnoBroCC have not gone way back and set down as you so gloriously flaunt to the world am still In the same though grown tired of fighting My paper will soon be read by dozens who before would not look at It What Is the use of catering to tho saved alone The enemies turn their Gatling guns to the sinners leav ing the nlnetyandnlne who are saved and go out after the one that Is lost Now I think can do more good by leaving for a short time freethinkers and going out after those who never thought upon these lines only with horror and fear why should be the butt of Liberal papers Is this Liberalism Should be censured for doing with my own that which my con science tells me Is strictly right just and honorable and still not taking back one principle that I have long promul gated If my paper could no longer flourish as a radical exponent did I not do the next best thing seeing do not like to give up the fight Three years of my life were given to the cause without a cent of renumera lion hit on the contrary many dol lars of my earnings went for Its sup when I begin publication again upon a new line of thought my paper will be larger and hope better In as much as shall try to teach harmony No have not gone back nor have I set down One of my temperament can not set down Kindly publish this in justice to me ETTA SEMPLE WANTS TO X WITH THE BLADE Denver Colo Jail 12 302 Ma C C Moore Lexington Ky My Dear 41rIf you do not con sider the Blade too valuably a publi cation to give In exchange for the Vampire wo woulll like to place your name on our exchange list and per use the contents of your pa per semloeciifcpjnallyi tho Kentucky Heathen arflwould like to make bettor acquaintanceS Yours FRANK EVANS Editor AnswerAllright Brother let letterinma decently Tho Blade Is not too valuable to send to any editor In ex change who writes mo a kind note asking mo to do so But If he simply puts xxxxxxxx on his paper and fires It off to me I may never see It or know of It Down In Kentucky we spell It Vampire but see the spelling book tionarles say they wont kick If you spell It your way The nice letter head of the Vam pyre says Is An Iconoclastic Journal of Criticism and Culture with some Pessimistic Propensities Let her slide Brother the Blade to Ill get there Ell Joke copyright applied for Why Is Hillier Evans like a baseball play er Give It up ask me something easy When hes at the bat CHRISTIANITY AND THE CHINESE If tho horrors of tho murder and pll lago done between Tien Tain and Pekln conies to be understood In the United States and in Europe the sum of It iff great as compared to the number of Christians who have suffer ed at tho hands of the Chinese that rightly or wrongly the Chinese are partyIIsome of the least of wellauthenticated horrors Tho Chinese estimate that one million of their people have lost their lives by violent deaths or star vation about Pekln and Tien Tsln since the allies came Wellinformed foreigners long resident hero do not regard the estimate as exaggerated London Telegram- CommentACter a few years the sky busters are going to begin to He about the Chinese war and say the accounts were exaggerated and I Just print the above so ou can paste It In your hats anltbonnets and show what a great Christian paper said about It In 1902 LfkES MY CRITICISM OF ROSY Mr C Moore Lexington Ky My Dent SItThls Republic owes you a vote of thanks for your able and truthful editorial In tho B Blade of Tanuary In regard to Roosevelt If Mr Roosevelt Insulted Genocal Miles as tho papers state ho did then he Is tho biggest boor that ever entered tho White House General Miles deserves credit for taking tho part of Admiral Schley whoso well earned fame was being undermined by an envious clique but ho deserves tho censure of the public for not knocking Rouse volt senseless on the spot Mr Roosevelt Is the crcaturo of ac cident he has been out of his place ever since he loft the Western wilds lie was first heard of as ponce Iomllll stoner of New York In that ho and Mayor Strong so disgusted thq people of New York that at the next Tanimtuiyapreferring thieves to tyrants During the Spanish war ho obtained soot cheap notoriety by being colonel of the roughs which Inter on helped him to become Governor of Now York Luck and un unthinking public helped him to the Vice Presidency and an assassin made him President As Mr Roosevelts ability had al ways been exaggerated most people ex pected he would be an Improvement on Mr McKinley but great Is their disappointment All had looked forward to an Important message to Con gress and what Is It It Is a failure In point of statesmanship and as a literary production as It contains more than twice as many words as are necessary to say all that has been said In tjie message If brevity Is the soul of wit verbosity must be the essence of Ignorance How must Mr Clemens who but lately handed Mr Roosevelt the degree of doctor of literature have felt on reading that message he must have felt like having handed wedding cake to a jack ass Had Mr Clemens given Mr Roosevelt a lesson In his tory so he could have corrected his Life of Gouverneur Morris In which lie lied about Thomas Paine he would have done him a greater service If people ever come to their senses and seo Mr Roosevelt as ho Is they will give him a wide berth at the next election ROBERT GUNTHER Eureka Cal Jan THE GREAT LECTURE- the Christian Immortality a Normal Desire of the Human Mind By Dr J Wilson Is now published In pamphlet form and for sale at this office The pam phlet contains forty pages and a fine portrait of the author Such waa the demand for the re publication of this lecture that we were constrained to republish It in pamphlet form About live hundred orders have been sent us In advance of Its publication These will be Illled at once Liberals will find this lecture ono of the best propagandic arguments in Freethought literature A great number of our subscribers have writ ten us that they carried It about In thejr pockets ready to read to whoever would listen until worn out and they await the pamphlets which will more convenient for pocket use Trhis lecture Is not only a convincing argument but Is rich in pathos 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any people for the pur pose of forcing on them the political and religious views of this Govei ment It condemns the sustaining o missionaries or the ransoming of them when captured The evil results of the liquor traffic are also deplored and ef forts favored for removing them as far as can ho done The anarclry which resorts to violence and assassination Is declared to be unwarranted The Government Is asked to have the Com mlssloner of Labor arrange for a con slderatlon of Socialism strikes and Jltratlon It Is declared that thcre should be no distinction of sex in the matter of voting but that men and women be put on the same plane The proposed attempts at repressing free speech and a free press are condem ed The initiative anti referendum and Imperative mandate arc demanded as means of a better government and economic conditions ELECTION OF OFFICERS The electron of officers for the Ing year resulted as follows President Dr T J Bowles Munci IndVlcePresldentsDr J B Wilson y Cincinnati airs Josephine K Hem Versailles Ky and Harriet M Webster city Iow- aTreasurerAlargan Wansley Mrs Josephine K Henry was the prli clpal speaker at the closing session of the convention last evening There were a large number of women In the uud ence for the purpose of hearing her Mrs Henrys theme was The Relation of Women to Christianity The claim has been so persistent made she said that womans present ad vanced position is due to Chrlstlanlt and Bible teaching that It Is commonl believed sometimes by woman herself fo this claim Mrs Henry entered denial that was sweeping Not to tianity she asserted is womans ent position due but to civilization as reflected in the mental and moral ad vanes of men and the race If the Bible is the Inspiring force of modern progres and Invention the cause of the telephone and the telegraph of banks and roads then to It would be due the credit for womans advance for these she as fierted are the conditions that hav brought it about Progress invention home building and bank accounts are the antecedents In the present consideration for the sex The speaker Insisted that the Christian countries of Europe Germany Italy Spain and Russia send the ma Jority of their men to be soldiers while the women yield submissively to bur dens well nigh equal to those ot the animals of the field The slums of cinnati and New York was averred are no better than those of Peking and Hongkong If consideration of women corresponded with religion the Negro women would be the best treated of the sex for their race Is the most relig- Ious As a matter of fact Mrs Henry declared them the worst treated of all DUE TO INTELLIGENCE The high consideration for woman kind she affirmed Is not because of re llglon or Biale teaching but Is in nro portion to the Intelligence of men am their amount of worldly goods Mei possess jut one halt the mentality of the race and not until its full and free de velopment is reached In the enfranchise meat of women can humanity expect to reach its highest goal or its creates achievements The woman who thlnki and reasons for herself and counsels with her brother the ono In whom the grand possibilities of womanhood will be attained Marriage the sneaker said Is exalted as a sacrament by the church quite as often she declared it is a sacrifice for the woman It is as often a misery as a mystery Woman should advance Mrs Henry urged as her mother Eve hat advanced when she founded the educa tlonal system for all her succpssols4he should continue to crowd around the tree of Imowledge and when plucking the red apple therefrom she should next time keep It all to herself Instead of giving one halP to man Mrs Henry was applauded enthusl actlcally and repeatedly and received an ovation from her personal friends at the close Coming Our Way Hearts Chicago American begins a comment on Professor Pearson bj Rev Thomas Gregory as follows Professor Charles W Ptmrson ol Northwestern University hob dealt the old orthodox theory of the Bible the heaviest blow It ever received except from the hands pt the late Robert 01 jt I 2 lugersoll In language us plain anti straight ward ns It Is possible for language toI the professor tolls us that the storlCR df the mh m lea In the Bible are mrths and fairy tales and that It Is our tlllt ns intelligent honest men mid to come right out anti admit ns much The 01y about the three men let till y furnace the one about Elijah nthl the ravens the account of Ellshas vltUng the waters of Jordan going through dry shod together with similar accounts In tho old Tetament are crude and childish legends Thr Now Testament fares no better at the hands of this Iconoclastic professo r Extracts from Prof Pearson are as follows Modern preaching lochs truth mlfl power because so many churches liln to an utterly untenable traditions that the BIllIe Is an infallible book Ihls dogma Is their besetting sin Jt Is the golden calf of their atrons worship It Is the palpable lie that gives the ring of Insincerity to III their moral exhortations If theolo Klaus wish to regain their lost IntllIeet leadership or en to possess an In iluence on the thoughtful part of tho iommunlty coordinate with that or ports philosophers and men of SdEJI they must throw aside the dogma of an Infallible Bible as completely ntlll frankly as Protestants have thrown aside dogma of an Infallible Pop rrThere Is n story In the Book of Daniel that Phadrach Mesharji anti Ahednego or refusing to how down to the hl1l1e if a Babylonian ring were cast Into i burning fiery furnace the llames of ivhicli slew thoo that threw them Into t and yet the fire had no power he three opponents of Idolatry Not hall of their was singed neither were their coats changed smell of the fire had passed hem Dan must be a very bold or n yt gnorant man who will assert that he relieves that this account Is literally rue It Is certainly thousand times moro nolmble that It Is a legend or allege The story of Elijahs ravens anl1 Mandevllle story of the ravens of 8t Catherines monastery are nkln They ire mere poetic fancies one as unt1lh uid incredible as the other It Is the cowardly refusal of the hurdies to admit patent facts anti to idvance with the advance of lI1owl dge that has brought about their nt deplorable condition and the low noral state of the nation that depenus largely upon them for spiritual gnltl nice and strength Wise men will accept the truth from my source If Christians were more early to learn from Infidels when thl nfidels are right there would soon bo tuck less of infidelity in the world The Cincinnati Commercial Tribe ays Dr Charles J Little President of arrett Biblical Institute and one of lie highest church authorities In the ountry said Pearsons actis treason He trlkcs at that which supports hit His views are revolutionary and nn ichistlc The anarchlst strikes at the ovemment which protects hm the rofcssor strikes at the faith which as posed as supporting That little line which says He rlkes at that which 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