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It to think of the wrecks upon either bank of thVa stream of deoathof the of of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and s despairing wives asking for bread of men genius It has wrecked of withrImaginary devilish thing And when you think of the Jalli of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man U prejudiced against thi damned stuff tilled BOBIMX IRSOLUII f L l J RESOLUTIONS Adopted by the National Liberal Par i ty In Convention at Cincinnati I January 26 and 27 1902 Tlint wo plow war except as salty fovpritlfdifrnio anil oppo Itwhen vfnxiA against any people r t purpose uf forcing tlir in any djt wo oppose sustaining min lOnarles hy Iho arms or money of tj1 nun try or ransoming same whet iiptured In their missionary pursuits thlrI1Ic iwlessnesstlmt result from the department of the Manor ttitlli aul regard It the duty of every goo IInn and woman to oppose the evil ef 1etA of this traltle by any plan that lie thinks best tiletenreith Pnlnn that humanity nit our hi ethren surd that we should do for leIS what we would have them un tiereverted conditions to do for us wo regard starchy that re sorts to asHOHfllnatlon or other violent is unwarranted nod should he ear Hennred wo endorse any movement or dine haying for Its aim the better menand greater happiness of the whoa family the Government of the United oCIAIH n the question Socialism ulkasuudnriitratlou so tint If pos sihlr JIn gathered statistics a aytnay bejfonnd for the Illumination ltrlkffi and lockouts mat sardinR the rights of ciii zensh ip the elective friinclil e shoyjjil hello difference on ac ollntlor Ms fullest of noel ittnreeonNlstentwith pub Ie TIt i h1liJdotil JIrI1l only n4t 4NYIram allTnrperativoAter meth Miv Ule1iIJmverllampaperrnmllit and should be full legal tender publlandc That the foundation for good clt zenlllip is laid In the home and we en lagerrollWe reenforce Gen V S Grants andHaterhoms Jeffersons Let the eye of vigilsace never be closed PRIG E OF BAPTIST SERMONS IN VIRGINIA del1nlleIybltl itlou that Baptist sermons when brlllgnlJruiuutagsale necptedtIelMIor material the overage minister moulddillsomethingfor theBotomdanhaveheeval led at earho rate which re aflun titles cur which had been killed hen asked how much the dog was forth he replied He wasnt worth a cent but now that he Is dead I want the full value of hliii1 The ministers In China were anxious to inflict their sermons upon the heathen for the love or Christ but when destroyed they wanted the full value them A similar case that of a Baptist minister W P Hines Portsmouth Va who lost n valise containing 202 sermons and which called forth the remarks with which this article opens Tho Rev tleman had chocked grip as baggage and when the railway company failed to produce the property ho demanded Unit they pay him at the rate of 50 apiece for them which would amount to The officials seeking a fair adjustment allowed three ministers to esti mate loss of and they named the lump sum of for the bag of lost sermons an average of apiece The paper above quoted Irreverently re marksIt not known what would havo happened to package ot pulpit phil ippics if the matter had been left to a committee from his own congregation It Is pe haps after all a question of vintage If they were of the vintage of anti the barrel had been turned over several times It Is barely possible Ilh that the price fixed by the clerical ud Justers was a fair one If he was Just getting ready to try them on a new con gregation In a new pulpit however they really represented a couple of years salary and the preachers should have dealt more generously with their for lunate brother haul that adjusting committee been wonll1litset by ministers wo readily appreciate measure of esteem vlth which one expounder of the aquatic doctrine re heavenly iiyroiiflmics of an other This accidental disruption of sermons by a transportation company Is but a visible object lesson of the work being done by Infidels all along the line Or valliIgainn asIwould be foolish and absurd HAKRIIST CrOW Webster City iow PRESIDENT BOWLES Speech In Accepting the Presidency of the National Liberal Party Ladles nod Gentlemen am very muth surprised at the action of this convention In your selection of a presiding ottlcer My aspirations and my tastes are not in harmony with position to which you Imvo called me but thank you nevertheless for the honor conferred the confidence re posed and I shall endeavor to discharge to the very best of nfy ability all du ties which devolve on me as your PIe siding oflleer 1 rejoicrnthe belief that you will all be madestronger better and happier by this organization and con gratulate you on the favorable auspices for the New Year on which we are about to enter I confidently predict tlutLR the months aU th years go y that our society will takeblgh rank in hearts and alfectlois and In tt rsr of yeas wife h e e T a e l tIat the tl re bonds of memory will fondly bring us hack to this meeting and that we shall all rejoice that the seeds which we sow here today will gl ll11l1atEHnd bl H som and finally ripen Into golden trolls that will bless humanity These of course an the prophecies hops and fragrant fruits ot a mental vision but like the g een apples th u grew in the garden of the Hesperldes they may be garnered and enjoyed if we are persistent faithful loyal and true to the beautiful and sacred principles of Secularism which underlie all human growth and happiness One admonition orly will I presume to Else you Imlta Naturebe like her untiring In your vorKthe persistence of force isherfun dame 11allaw and she our only teach erlittle by little she gathers up water from the bosom of the ocean Into the sky and sooner or later it comes back again fructifying showers on the ileitis forests and gladdens all setlent life In like manner It should be your duty and your pleasure to do a little each hour of your lives to prevent tree of liberty from being girdled by the ruth less Lauds of orthodox religion Every one of us should become an ac live agent for the circulation of Freer thought literature We should everyone subscribe for two or more Free thought papers and scatter them broadcast among our unfortunate fellow men who are still enslaved by superstition Wo should keep our lectures In the field an organize societies of Ethical Culture In every village and city In the Vaulted States and above all should make selves felt at the ballot box and In the hall of every legislature both State and National and finally we should each live u life above reproach and aided as we Will bo by the universal law of progress width Inheres In Nature and ever bears all things onward and upward we can confidently hope that this beautiful earth will finally become a happy home for all the children of mien STILL KICKING OUT OF THE TRACES In Philadelphia January 26 at a big powwow of Methodist skybusters the Associated Press reports Dr J M King of New York one of the secretaries of the Board of Church Extension said respect the Board of Bishops but that respect does not lead me to favor their action who hy a majority of one they seated Prof Mitchell In the Bos ton Theological Seminary and by that vote of one struck at the divinity of Jesus Christ Dr Mitchell Is a moro dangerous man than Is Prof Pearson because he Is the more learned Prof Pearson can easlY be answered but Dr Mitchell Is not to bo disposed of so readily The place for an honest man who does not believe In the fundamental teachings he promised to uphold Is out of the fold Ho may then criticise the Bible It ho has a mind to SPEECH OF DR BOWLES placing In domination for the Presl Jdency of National Liberal Par ty Jo phlne Henry of I Kentucky idles andflcntlemen The grea army Ignorance and superstition and orthodox religion la under the mmand of the most hearl thesuglily sangulut13011 and Is eminently fitting and proper that the soldiers In freedoms holy curse hued a leader thor ofrgbly with courage learn liIS and get us with a heart that tljrolls with sympathy for the toiling mullions of he earth on whose broad weary boulders for many centu riks has resud the burdens Imposed hy a heartless riesthood Our noble and sti causedemunds a leader who can inspire us aliwlth courage and enthusl nrim nod wroso very name Is a tcrrcr to nil the priests of Jehovah and moor nipn It of Hercules that III spent all days of his eventful life in slaying beasts and venernous serpents that preyed upon the flocks herds of beautiful Greece and the islands in tlie surroupdlng seas and will choose a lender In the hpertouof Josephine Henry whose llfo has been devoted to the noble work of slaying wild beasts of orthodox re ligion who have so long preyed upon tin toiling ominous of the world The long line of Illustrious Freer hlnkeM that shine so brightly in history from Hypatia and Bruno and Voltaire down to Paine add Ingersoll furnish no ex InIfOlllledn neatly fitted to g aide and command our until victory perches upon our oVAutlfuliWlflte She towers far mw utf all llkrf a mighty above U rIIII e h storytor worm nuve uieii I sincerely hop that you will honor yourselves aql be true to freedoms holy cause by selecting Mrs Josephine K Henry of Kentucky for your presid ing officer whI now nominate with infinite pleasufe From CourierJournal SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IN POLITICS National Liberal Party Composed of Free Thinkers Is Organized In Cincinnati CINCINNATI Jan Grhl1 Nation al Liberal Party was organized here today by representatives front all parts of the coiihuy The preamble to the new constitution that was adopted clares for separation of church and state to the extent of abolishing chap lains In the army and navy legislative bodies and all public institutions the taxation of church property and aban donment Sabbath observances The National Liberal Party Is the amalgamation for political purposes of Free Thinkers and It Is more distinct ly lu politics than the American Sect tar Union The temporary organiza tion orated at Buffalo last October with T J Bottles of Muncle Ind as president and W F Jamison of cinnati us secretary was lu charge of the national convention today but new officers Will bo elected tomorrow Lire free love element was not admitted Into the new organization but the wom suffragists were admitted At the Thomas Paine memorial tonight addresses worn made by C S Durrow of Chicago J T Wyscarver and oth Irs BRO SHAWS EXPLANATION In January Searchlight Bro Shaw gave put an account of cormonles and services at his sons funeral and Mated that at the gravo the oc casloil was ended by a prayer by an Episcopal clergyman Itrtj Blade in commenting on the fact suggested that an explanation was duo fitmi Bro Shaw and the February Searchlight makes an explanation that floes not explain very satisfac tory Tha Explanation begins as fol lows Tire article In January referring to the death of my son John it Shaw should have contained an explanation as to how there came lobe a religious service at his grave The mere state meat of that fact has as might have been forseeu given rise to some er ronloim conclusions lIe then explains that Dr D R Wal lace conducted the ordinary secular funeral ceremony and then he says The grave had been filled the flow ers placed upon It and all were wait lug for the closing ceremony was so overcome with grief that did not feel able to say any thing my self and having observed among those present ofnSU Pauls Episcopal church asked him to say the last word which he was kind enough to do as was former ly reported I afterwards learned that In the for mation of the funeral procession Dr Wallace was overlooked and being feeblecondition of health he return ed to his hllnte- Altogethh It was unfortunate that the preacher was asked to take any part In the mutter It was inconsis tent In Bro Shaw to ask him to do As It Is now Christian will report that an infidel editor when he was overcome with grief asked a preacher to conduct the closing part of his sons funeral with a prayer and left a feeble old Infidel who had come to conduct the ceremony out of the funer al procession to get lime the best he could and all explaining In the world that Bro Shaw can do und that all balance of us can do will never do any good and lu a few years after Shaws death they rimy he saying of him us they do of Paine that he repented at his death and got a preach er to pray for him BECAUSE lies an Infidel and Will Raise Child Without Religion the Father Claims It shfft ely nest auestldhiwas raised Itemto U State Supremti Court of Appeals Dr Meyersues forTtbe sustody ofuls 7year old l1aughtetiHis wife recently obtained a tempo rary divorce from him and the custody of their child In a city court on the ground of Incompatibility in religious belief Dr Meyer carried the case to the Supreme Court and In the argument today counsel for Dr Meyer advanced but one reason why he should have the child U was that he Is an Infidel and would raise the little one without any religion The courts decision la await ed with Interest FIFTH EDITION OF KIDDERS VIRGIN MARYI The Blade has now printed the 5th edt tlou of Kldders Virgin Mary the most famous Infidel article of Us length ever written It Is a book that made the story of the birth of Jesus Christ so ri diculous that believe one great reason that was not sent to the penitentiary a stcond time for printing it Is that the presiding judge la the United EUs Court was afraid to have It read to the l11elwholelau tl1er Price of it was formerly cents each of ofr fl We sell now sell them cents each or or 1- believe the Blade will sell 100000 of the Alrgln Mary SKY BUSTER CZOLpOSZ Rev Bob Nonrse of Yushlngto n D In a lot of slush that he sliovelk out on Why Am Not an Infidel says Czolgosz who murderod McKinley was an Infidel Czolgosz was horn and educated u Catholic had a Catholic priest to see him a1eii he came to die never said ho was an infidel and neither the priest nor kidded ever said Czol gosz was an Inlldel But It suited Bobs purposes to say it and It was Just as easy to lie as to tell the truth so Bob Farming In Colorado Utah and New Mexico The farmer who contemplates chanc ing his location should look well Into the subject of Irrigation Before making a trip of Investigation there Is no tor way to secure advance information than by writing to those most Interested lu the settlement of unoccupied lands Severe publications giving valuable Information in regard to the aerlcul tura1 horticultural and live stock In terests of this great western section been prepared by the Denver R Hlo Grande and the RIoQraude Western which should be In bands of all who desire to become acquainted with the merits of the various localities Write S Hooper P S T A Denver Colo Front Chicago RecordHerald FAVORS PROF j PEARSON jJIFreedom of Opinion Is Justified Where Faith and Doctrine are Matters Of DisputerIti tHy Harriet Closz Webster City IaI lIt Is interesting If not edifying ty note the radical utterances by repre i sentatlves of the Methodist church against what are called the heretical r statements of professor W Pearson of the Northwestern University The reverand gentlemen who applying the terms infidel and traitor should remember that all reformers whether individually or collectively have been l branded with these epithets TheJCatholic church pronounced Its upon Luther the founder of the ltistanlsm because of his heresy but with time std we hove proved his departure to PrdIpeen for human advancement Luther was not Infallible on the ject of polgyamy the sentiment of followers had out grown the condition r tad It was abollshed as an Institution John 1Yesle Bald Giving up witch craft is giving up the Bible but the sentiment of humanity prevailed and re the execution of witches ceased The bishops of the church almost to a man supported the Institution of slavery but again the great heart of the people felt that It was unjust and the curse was washed away In blood The church ruleru have for 2000 years untl zcgnt Methodlst Terence re a plake In thE CatJ1 ed to have laid In Uh1cago a t I ago that he doubted the jud ciou9ne of permitting laymen to haVe a placen practicallychurch aristocracy the one man pow er the Infallblllty of the popein whlcli case a man like Professor Pear son who has convictions will be sl lenced discussion will be stopped treeaspeech and the press will bo throttled church and state will become one the church the one and the Inquisition will returnrDr H W Thomas of Chicago Is a tshining example of heretical exclusion from Methodism and make my low Iest bow to any one following In his footsteps The great common people should be given every S education along socalled spiritualt i lines and with each one should resttthe declson whether he or she can without coercion accept the teachings of the sacred books of Jew MoslemtHindu or Chinese HOW IS IT How la It that the very Americans who Insist that we have nothing to do with our own affairs In the Philippines are the very Americans who Insist that we should meddle with other peoples affairs In South Africa CourierJour MIndont see where the conundrun 1 I comes In Looks like the same people G who are against murdering the Fill pinos because they want their liberty would want to help the Boers because they want their liberty Just as la Fayette helped us when we wanted our liberty and we helped Cuba when she wanted her liberty But I suppose difference Is that we knew we could whip the little Spanish and make them pay for our helping Cuba and we wouldnt like to try to make the big British pay us for helping the Boers We are getting just like the English we jump onto and rob little people when they are right and we dont Jump onto big people when they are wrong What will our descendants think of the boastful claims of the present age when they turn to the tiles of our newspapers and observe how much we were given to considering such absurd ities aa the thirteen superstition the opal superstition and the groundhog Idiocy CourierJournal Whats Ute matter with rabbit toot to keep oft witches peach tree switch to find water aud prayer for rain Sena In your orders for the Sacrament by Qrler Kidder ten cents each or twelve for one dollarJ ijs h L T ir r J v sa i 4 I rr iIi BLTJBGIIASS BLADE I I WOMAN AND CHRISTIANITY BY JOSEPHINE HENRY There Is no assertion more flc quently mode and emphasized than that the present advanced and ell vatcd position of woman Is duo enth ly to the Christian religion claim has been made so orten 1tllltt It passes current as fact ami the mass of women never think of ques Mining It r Yet there are two slices to ever question It sometimes happens thnt even the theologian and hlstorlai in their enthusiasm arc long on tSSer tlon and short on proof It Is a matter of fact that the nn tlons which treat women with the most consideration arc all civilized nn tlons These questions then natumllr arise Have the teachings of the ble advanced or retarded the eman clpatlon of women Has the Bible teaching dignified degraded the mothers of the race If the condition of woman Is hlglteSt in Christian civilization Is it Chris tlanlty or is it civilization which has accordedto woman the most consill eratlon Christianity means belief In the tenets laid down In a book called th Bible claimed to be the Word of Civilization moans the state of being refined In manners from the glOSg ness of savage life and Improved In arts and learning 4 If civilization Is due entirely to th teachings of the then as claimed woman owes to Christianity all th consideration which she receives After studying the Bible the his tory of the Christian religion an1 pther religions for years and glvlnJ deeP thought to the subject we claim that womans advancement Is due 0- r civilization and that the Bible has been a bar to her progress It is true that woman receives m05t consideration in socalled Christian na tlons but this Is not due to Bible le llglon but Is due to the mental evolu- tiOn of humanity stimulated by mate and by soil and the Intercom muiilcation of Ideas through 1110dem Christian nations are In the North temperate zone whoso climate and soil are better adapted to the velopment of the race than sty otrler portions of the globe iChristian It took Its rise In thou degrees lanideM- ohammedanism took Its rise In the torrid zone and as It made its t North it advanced In education In art In science and invention until the civilization of Moslem Spain far r gassed that of Christian Europe mll asj It retreated before the Christian word from the fertile valleys of tiiin Into the arid plains of Ambla retrograded after giving to the ulil some of the jjfij t scientific onI Invlm e u lye 1 n ore nsl1eratlon and are pjeing emancipated more ra Idly than are the Women of Europe Yet In Europe Christianity holds iron swa 1white In the United States the Iooplo to accept or reject its teach ings In the United States out of a ulation of millions but 25 millions have accepted It and a large per en tage of these are children who ha not arrived at the years of discretion and foreigners from Christian Europe time consideration extended to man does not cjcpend on the teaching of the Bible but upon the mental and material advancement of the men of a nation If it can he proven that Bible teachI Ing inspired men to explore and to subdue new lands to give to the worll1 inventions to build ships railroad telegraphs and telephones to open mines to construct foundries and fac tprles and to amass knowledge an1 wealth then Bible has been wo mans best friend for she receive most consideration where men have liberty of thought and of action have prospered materially budded home and have bank accounts- In Christian Russia Spain Italy and Germany a large per centago of tite able bodied men are either soldier hearing deadly weapons or priest wielding the sword of theology Onl women and old men ami chlldre seem to be humanely and usefully ployed The women of these Chris tlan lands are pathetically submissive patient and subdued performing drtr gery too heavy for human being to perform many of them mothers or soon to become such All over Christian Europe It was once the fashion to plow With a woman and a cow And the woman pulled her share And never did falter But those good old times have flown And were now compelled to own That the woman has contrived To slip her halter But there Is no record on the face of the earth that priest with the Bible In his hand ever helped woman to slit her halter Yet Bible religion nourishes In all these lands like a green hay tree The women in the slums of Christian Lou don moreaconsideration than the women in slums of Pekin Hong Kong and Bom the nations which glvo the most consideration to women do so because of their Christianity then It logically follows that the more Intensely Christian a class or Individual may be the greater consideration will be shown their women The most Intensely Christian people in Christendom are negroes yet is an Incontrovertable fact that negro wo men receive less consideration and are more wronged and abused than any class on the earth The women of the middle and upper classes In the BIblo lands receive con sideration Just In proportion to the amount of Intelligence and worldly goods possessed by their male relatives while tho pauper classes are abused subjected and degraded In pro rttu portion to tho Ignorance and IIOO y of the men of their class Tho church Is the channel through watch Bible Iniiuence Hows lias the churcn ever ISlmell nn edict that woman must he equal with man before the canon tho civil lawl- Throughout Christendom woman Is today a silenced subject before her ecclesiastical and civil lawgivers Anr church council or national or stnto legislature In Christendom would spltln the Idea of consulting with omelt of these are yet wise enough o recognize the fact that the fmce which Impels woman to demand her human rights Is the irreslstable force of evolution and the tide that Is rises highest against this force Is ec cleslastlcism Upon womans succeRs or failure depends mans own osltloll the future progress of the human lace and the perpetuity or decay of the American Republic All things have been tried In the history of the world to stay the decay of nations excelt this one thing the development all that Is best In woman The eternal feminine loaders onward forever The faith learn woman can never do this hit the woman who is a clear and 10 bust reasoner Is what the world needs American nation falls to cui tlvate and utilize the mental nn moral forces in Its womanhood In the future another Gibbon will wise who musing amidst the crumbling arches of the Capitol at Washington will write of the decline and fall of the American Republic Has the church ever Issued an edict teal womans thought should bo In corporated In creed or code that she should own her own body and prop city In marriage or have a legal claim to her children born in wed which Christianity claims Is a sac rament and one of the holy mste rles It sometimes happens In Cluls Han lands that marriage instead of being a sacrament is a sacrifice ami Instead of being a holy mystery is an mholy misery Women too are securing higher ed jcatlon but they have fought the bat tie for themselves and battered don he doors of colleges and unlversltl Did the church ever demand that voinah be educated beyond the cool ook anti the Bible and that Inter noted for her It may be said religious denominations have schools for women True nit they never did have them until the educational Influence of the world 110 iclled by free thought forced them to education In religious schools today Is to teach woman that she an Inferior and subject creature and bosh all she must have faith wltbout sklng any questions about the rellg ins tenets taught and give her de otlon and best efforts to the church The female congregations attest the iflnenco of this teaching It propels tho very life blood of Christianity No Institution In modern civilization ISSQ unjust to woman as the an church t demands everything from her al gljes her nothing return f contaIn alngle suggestion for t qnallt of woman yflth man Yet it is claimed that women owe heir advancement td the Bible It would be quite true to say that they owe their improved condition toI the almanac or to the vernal equhu Under Bible influence CIIIlstian istory bears testimony that wo man has been burned as a witch sol In the shambles reduced to a I1rllllgp silenced and jected or a pauper and before tier lawgivers She was first In the transgression lercfore keeps her In subjection This Is a Bible command and fall to see how it elevates woman ThesQ words of Paul have filled our whole civilization with a deadly virus y how strange It Is that the averagel Christian woman holds the name of Paul above all others and Is obllv lous to the fact that Jie has brougl deeper shame subjection servitude and sorrow to woman than any other humnu being In history The nations under Bible Influent are the only ones in league with the IIqllor traffic both England and the United States are In partnership with tho liquor trust and trade upon the vices and degredatlon of their peopl srtalnly it cannot be Claimed that unkenness elevates woman Throughout Christendom millions of wretched women walt in suspense the midnight hour to hear the reelln stelJs of drunken husbands or sons while In heathendom a drunkard wife cannot be found unless a heathe hushanU becomes the victim of Chris- tlan whiskey United States according to tho- last criminal statistics pays six hundred millions annually for the put Ishmelt and restraint of criminals It Is natural to suppose that all these criminals had mothers surely It cannot be claimed that Christianity hu elevated and protected these women saloons in the United State sllrely attest that drunkenness Is quit nn element In our civilization Women are the daughters wives the mothers this element The press bears testimony to the- fact that the crimes against women aro as frequent and more atrocious than any In the calendar to this the tens of thousands of women who appeal to divorce courts for release from the cruelties allll wrongs they suffer and con shleratlon and protection Christianity claims to extend to women Is not apparent Yet all this Is going on in the very centers of Christian clvlllza Chinese women have their feet comllressed but unlike Christian they do not need their feet give brooms drills or skirt dances for the benefit of church The child wives of India need to resclICl1 and protected but no more- than thousands of adult wives In Chris- tlan lands need protection from drunk en and brutal husbands The heathen wife seeks death on her- hllshands funeral pyre but tho Christian wife Is often sent to death by hullet In her brain or a knife at her- heurt 3841 wives were murdered In thl United States In the 1900th year 01 Christian civilization Yet who er heard of the Christian clergy Instl It has been asserted from pill IItI that womans ballot Is tin own IXG cept where the Gospel of rlst ilas tilting a crusade against wi mnrdc mellowed the hearts of met utll theItbecame willing to do woim Justice through the hallo las do belnIaccorded fully to the en In Wyoming Colorado Idi honlcestthe Influence of religion ccorlllnr to religious statistics Is smallI It would take a son h rant to find It while Utal s full ItChristiansor gard to New Zealand this s uige IIIH nomenon presents Itself to lie wold that these people who sprit from tlid loins of transport convlcls are the fist In the history the rae1 to erect a nation without rebclll revolution war or compuls Thcs people are attacking and Ivlng thl complex governmental and cial proh lems that have baffled the rat Chrlg tlan nations of earth lldlng an Ideal commonwealth and b the touch bearer for the Into a grander civilization than th world hns ever seeniThese few exceptions a the e tent of justice to woman a or the lluence of the Gospel of hrlst li mellowed the hearts of m for l100 years A monster petitio of names will be presented t the Ohlp Legislature asking that the women lf Ohio be granted the ballot Let us see how ninny r sisters of the Gospel whose hearts be n mellowed by Its teaching IIllocatp from their pulpits that th Bible Ill nands that justice be rend red to man by giving her a voice the laws vhlch govern and tax her The fact Is that woman has been Emancipated and elevated Ilcrpr3 int position In spite of Bibl Inflnence The most pathetic r cture In all history is the great c nfllct that women are waging for tlin libertY len armed with all the le ith dealing weapons that human ingcni sty has h Ised and with wealth of nations at their command have staged wars extermination to gain but wom with no weapon argument and nothing save the Justice of their disc are waging a war of education for their liberty and as soon as ly desert the the bypaths of Faith atHl miter the highway of Reason there no power that calf keep them from winning the victory Every effort that woman has mado to secure education mental orpolltl- eal liberty has been challenged br opes bishops priests moderate inferences and college presidents y In spite of all these protests she has overthrown all barriers ansi with creasing knowledge woman is founding her faith on reason ahd demonstrat truth instead of a Faith formulated hr priest parson or presbyter Remove from tneWiuie lands the lIusy brains and hands which Itave ot move the manual ental la 11 which have brought material prospr It broadened mind subdued the lJrutal Instincts and humanized th raceremove all these and leave us nothing but the Bible and its Inltuene ami where let pie ask would woman lie Indeed would man be A crouching and cowering slave the Bible doctrine of the divine rlghtsoC l1ngs living as the brutes of the as he did when Bible Christianity was at tho zenith of Its power Wherever In Bible lands man has- heen a slave woman has been the slave of a slave Imagine the condition of woman lay should be removed from our hoasted Christian civilization the school the steam engine the stack and the printing press Imagine the condition of woman In the twen- tleth century If the Bible commam In regard to woman were obeyed tintl lItera11y lived up to The command for the silence the subjection of woman rings clar- and true through the wfiole Bible Bible commands In regard to woman nre In plain language Thy desire shall be to thy husban and he shall rule over thee Now we all know that avcrap hushand cannot successfully rule himself and he Is entirely unfit to rule- over a good woman Wives submit yourselves unto own husbands as unto the Lord This Is virtually saying that men are better wiser and purer- than women and that woman ncpd- mastern and that Bible thnt she shall have one and that the- rule of the husband is coequal with- the woman would kjov at iusbrnhomeeducational outlook for woman is Inl1eel1 In the first place any olllan- can learn more from a spelling book dictionary an encyclopedia or I1nllr paper than front the wisest l band on earth and In the second placo- millions of women have no homes mi no husbands and millions of wooer are married to men who are not the fountains of wisdom I suffer not a woman to teach noi to usurp authority over the man Imt be in silence Yet In the face of this Bible tmand the fact is before us that our ucatlonnl Interests are largely lu till ds of women They do most of the Sunday sc teaching It may not be teaching trya high order because teachers cannot elucidate subjects they are norant Our public school system lias becn- almost captured by women Tip your tat to the public sf teacher she lathe guardian angel of the American Republic and when I1lsearl1s superstition and rCllaces- faith with of Lib elty will be I1berty la wonItaleen and lIfo out of n man rights will be conceded to her of enolslavescommandjJ of tho Bible for her subjec ll the Bible Is thallwins If learn In silence and subjection I lalo for granted that the divine anti means what he says and thcvfneii who not enforce this law are not llvlngII up to their Christian privileges fir Gladstone shortly before his death In addressing gradttntl of a womans college Young women sall1Ihave taken place In your members of society It is look back upon the position of years ago upon the wOl1lenI which they were viewed by scanty provision for thell welfare the gross flagrant anl1 shameful Injustice to which they wIe subjected Great changes are tallllg place and greater aro Impending This Is front Gladstone tho groacRt exponent of Christianity of timesIf Gladstone acknowledged thls shameful Injustice to woman f CarR ago In Christian England what can said of womans condition or yenta ago when Christianity waS at the zenith of Its lowerIIf It can be proven that during t last 1000 years the Christian ctcrgr with the Bible In their hands have at tempted to remove one single wro which women have suffered now Is tho opportune time to furnish such oof If the clergy would fairly IIlscuss Bible commands for women with sllch women as Elizabeth Cady StanU Helen M Gardner MarlVla M nuclOr Harriet Closz and many othera they would cut a sorry figure but they wit never do this for they cannot ford to do so so they quiet the ques tionlnps of their female flocks by tell ing them that women that question are breaking Gods law and that a woman who reasons mono slroslty Now today when the mtit and miracle of Bible teaching Is re jected by the strongest brains amI most heroic hearts In Europe amI America woman Is arising In her men tat and moral majesty and 11ematlltlng that her wrongs be righted and this Is the very ago when the position uf wpman Is more exalted than It hM been since the Christian religion waS launched upon the world It Is ahsurd to claim that the Bible alone has ated her to present position but If even the claim were true when the light is turned on the social Ilomes tic and religious life of the Chllstian world this achievement reflects credit on Bible teaching JJonogamlc marriage Is strongest Institution of the Christian sstem The Bible teaches that all the men of tho Old Testament were poly mists anti Christ and Paul tho tral figures of the New Testament were celibates and condemned marriage by both precept and example In Christian lands moiiogomy is strict ly demanded of women It does not demand a white life for two In Christian lands large classes of men practice blgamytrigamy and lQlyganly These conditions certainly cannot ho claimed to elevate woman Lqui elY the majority of pica nave one le wife ut assisted by a small print pLo achelc- addirt reevcral millions ot pariahs of society wonman Thousands of wretched aro yearly elrlven to degredatlon ltttlthe potters field while manhood Is lIegrad ed by desccptlon and disslpatle Surely In the face of these actual conditions the claim that Christian ch illzatlon alono elevates woman falls to the ground I do not say that Christianity has caused all thin wrongs miseries anll woes that women have suffered hut do say that Christianity has never made an effort to remove them atid yet In face of these facts tho claim Is made that Christianity alolle has elevated advanced and protected womanIf as a nation desire to he true heroic noble and sublime wo must remove the Iron grasp of eccleslas cism from the brains and hearts of mothers of tho race we must JltllIzo the mental and moral forces Inhe out In woman These are far more valuable than tho wealth of our coal Iron oil or goi kids The ownership of wife promulgated under Bible teachings and tli vow required of woniAn at marriage altar to obey the man with whom she links her fate Is the tap root the domestic warfare which reign hroughout Christendom today Wome- rho make a vow to obey whlc hey never expect to keep and never lo keep can only give birth to ards deceivers and criminals and all irlestrldden and policed civilization swarm with these classes Christian clergy from their pit lilts reprove women for not bearlHi noro children In the face of fact hat millions of children that liar been bourne by Christian women law ten targets on the battlefield or arc homelesS tramps degraded drunkards mutates of prisons or Insane asylums victims of the mob or the executioner or bond slave to priests or to pluto rats who revel In ease and luxury the expense of women whom It Is claimed In tho words of Canon Fara Bible Influence has elevated woman and shrouded with a hnlo of sacred noccnco the tender years of the child The bypaths of ecclesiastical his tory are fetid with the records of rings against women No Amerlcai oman has rendered greater service te sex than Matilda Joslyn Gage her great work Woman Church and Stato and It should be read by all linkers And what Is Christianity doing for oman today Answer ye victims of domestic war faro who crowd our divorce courts of 11Blhle lands ye wretched offspring of In limitary motherhood Answer ye 500000 outcast women of Christian America who should be 000 blessings bearing humanity In mr unvltiated blood down tho stream of women are the wreckage our Christian civilization cast upon the shorls of time They would not be anything If they were not driven to It Vet tho churoh recoils from tho scarlet wine and blessings W141o these answers echo through jJ1J the stately cathedrals of Bible IUllls the clergy with the Bible In hgh luuida can show Just cause why WI man should not look to reason and science rather than to Scripture deliverance let them speak lit this tho of the Twentieth Century JI Lv hold their IleaceIIWhen reason reigns and lights the way a countless host o Lv women will move In majesty down tho coming centurAA voice will cry Who are these Ar and tho answer will ring out Tiicf are the mothers of the coming race who think for themselves and who and drink deeply at the fountain of knov flows copiously on the high ledge that St way of reason The National Liberal Party of lht United States welcomes nil women In who recognize that knowledge guide by reason Is the force that the humnerato woman and elevate tfeo from IllrWhen woman awakes then nd of superstitionnightmare old Jiwtlcwill libertynot till then reign throughout tho earth marching a am hut a straggler of tho hundred years In advance which I do not believe because I cane believe the impossible and unjust Illig of theology so I Itlash the tore mas lonely way an of reason above my In the name of Humanity H Justice plead with Cjl this great socalled itepu 1crlghtsO defrauded of their human and who are lade Church and State 1900 yearswhichwith wrongs helpto Christianity have not relieved to slotLiberal PartyNationalthe and relcMIsuperstition the cltldel ot the prisoners of fate- who labor am no lane for a price or for ambitions 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Catholic part the Christian World which Is notch larger part of It all liellevo that Pope will go to heaven and be speakably happy eternally The Irot estant part of the Christian wor ldorwhich claims to be the more Intel gent part of It bellevo that tho PopoI will go to hell To stol willtTolstoi was born end Educated a Catholic JFo had the very finest a vantages to understand the Blbl 1dollncould read It anti dill read It the la Iandguages In which It was written He ranks as one of tile profoundest schob wortNobody d e should become Infidel except Just from o convictions that are the result of In vestlgatlon and all can see that there thdidprize by becoming an Infidel and yetm under these circumstances he became an Infidel and the Calhollachurch ex communicated him and cursed him and Jesus Christ said Ho that beTlleveth not shall bo damned and tho New Testament teaches that ourbodles will bo resurrected and thaUthe damn ed shall suffer eternally In lire and brlmestone and any man who believes lean the Bible believes this Is true ex The greater part of the Christian world believes that the Pope rcprel sents Jesus Christ They bellevo that hen1 a star Indicated tho miraculous of Jesus and that the world was sul sand pernatnrally veiled In darkness when tho thatdnaVio ty tar the death of either of them nature will act at all differently from what It the would do at the death of any other a man or at the death of a dog or of sparrow or a worm Why should Intelligent and Just peo toes suchiIfference bf a oilier free old men f vurjrt Udat4 s a count a great stateshalf ianTa great military general IIIoIre cry rjch man Ho had tine health all had a Ing andpopularnfl was very wife and family and was perhaps flng the most Influential of all the writers in tho world lIe gave tip all his Our wealth and all his honors became a common manual laborer andllevots ed his whole life to teaching low men that the way to bo happywhl and unselfish and selfapwas to be good sacrificing and ho wore poor course would clothing and lived on plain food and The worked and lived among the poor and show them that the lowly Just to list riches of the world do not make happy and people and his whole life for many devoted towit years has been cxc6edtngly helping the poor and In writing great books to show from his own experience what an awful thine War Is In order that he might warn tho world good is against itwaOn the other tho most luxurious life of any min now living lIe lives In a most gor surrounded by hundreds to t geous palace of obsequious servants Ho wears a was authority In triple crown claiming heaven earth anti hell Ho wears two his great keys claiming the power to ope- or Ilieclose the gates of heaven at hiscc with Gorgeous Jewels sparkle In rings On his fingers and even on his slippers and his robes of silk and satin an velvet nnd lace sparkle with jewel s worth millions of dollars His larders and cellars are filled with tho mostI costly of viands and wines Whllo Tolstoi follows In tho furro of a plow the Popo Is not allowed touch his foot upon the earth becatt se men vie with each other for the bon of carrying him upon a throne upon their shoulders Where Tolstoi site to mend thin shoes of a peasant and mends his own shoes men and womenr themselves before the POlIOI prostrate and count themselves honored to lJoI to kiss his jeweled shoe atNobodythe Pono has over contr attire or of any great utterance ti enlighten or chef ho has ever made to the world or to encourage men to good and nobody knows of one mUm tea Barlflce of his comfort thanefever made Having lived a lift oMlurfury ho has spent an Immense anjtount of money to provide a maus le his ticdeadf ceed him In this vain waiting and scheming and Plotting are politicians tbfct blslike common place as soon as they itr hat ho la dead fljtf The man of all the ear Jbo most dlstingulahod as foil ti t Popo la the Emperor William of Ger many lIe made n holy pilgrimage to Palestine anit published to tho world that he prayed In Gcthsemnno and on holyIWhen ho came back home ho ordered his soldiers to co to China nnd mur padel men women and children because they were not Christians and hissol diers marched through the streets with little almondeyed Chinese babies Im hostpaled upon their bayonets and then this Christian Emperor made the Chinese bring him large amounts of money to pay him for the expense n ehad Incurred In murdering their old dellpeonFang came to pay him their money having done all tills they must get lawn on their knees before him and Arlke their heads against the ground Mree toes and It is the brothel of th Emperor that the American gov erneat including my own town o- fILex melon are spending millions of s of the piibtlo money to honor yet the wovlil wonders that In ourcountry thrt e Is growing up n andof anarc1rljt who nssassluate our Presidents and tile Kings and Queens- Elrope InfjBdels who believe in Tolstoi are such men as Carnegie the greatest raanuMfactirer of steel In the world and e greatcst patron of learned wiio ever teed who says It Is a sin for a ado rich and such a man as KdlsoB1 the greatest inventor that ever lived TRUTH SEEKERS REPORT Thereports of the gathering at cinnati oCte speeders from the Amer Stcolor Union and Frcethought Federnt oft tiro what might have been Very fey Liberals trout tho countryrlteuddd mid tho business session was slim The audience to Me are Harrow aiid Wyscarvcr Mrs unity were good and the speeches were good we assume because spealISWllO brilliant persons The rhongei to Notional Liberal Par asking that It bo done Gadtiale The platform adopted Includi tlio Nine Demands with ttilillt womans rights plank plank d JtiCa lid emancipation human the bondage of sup orslltlon a In divine mica and lalpunishment nnd an proleti against restriction of Rpeccltl free present Urn be fniJ Ificlalg nr rlntrrli mi At the last Bcsalbn when the de legates had pone homo wo informs d tho gentleman wife made the trot ble In tho Union and Federation sec used the secretary of stnf the bLllotbmc niiil proclaimed himself tit watchdog ot tho treasury corres pondcnts opinion Is that ho the full dog with tl o animals ills eeable faculty of making trouble he goes Afterward an w is offered the secretary and hope expressed that tho fracas not ho reported In the pipers Pratt tonal olllcers were made permanontwith tho mldltlon to tho of viI wprcsidontB of Mrs Henry Mrs josz Aswiwone connected the cBrganlzatlpir ores did anything per Bctlcrfl for Freethoiight or Joined aiflfy organization till a few months aHr0i we not look for much to como from the new party It the wjHrk spite and will go they pf fnl things aa CommcMnt ThV above Is too rich not publh fcu to Blade readers It writ ftnf by leorge He hasnt for gotten tli little poem of mine about talkiBrt to ifs if IrliBs to male It appear that his dent bulldog George A tnlkln l1idsself legato A caniicada thelves iBml marauders When ho once get his grip on n rascal ho dont 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minister Our Father which art In heaven bo gracious tp us Lord our God hallowed bo thy name and let the rcmemberance of theo be glorified In heaven above and in tho earth here below Let thy kingdom reign over us now and forever The holy men of old said remit and forgive unto till men whatsoever they have done against us And lead us not into temp tation but deliver us from the evil thing For thine Is tho kingdom and thou shall reign In glory forever and for evermore By comparing this translation of the Kadlsh with tho prayer credited to JesUs by Matthew and Luke it will be seen that they are to much alike to havo emanated from different minds One or the other is a plagiar ism and as the Kadish Is the oldest of thetwoSt is clear enough that Jesus or his blographors plagiarized It BEHIND THE BARS 31498 PRICE My second book Behind the Bars 31498 written while I woo the guest of your Uncle Samuel in the peni tentiary at Columbus where ho put me to board at the suggestion of the Christian 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Ire ceiver nearly fifty letters trying that the Writers could not attend on ac count of sickness and employment Thost who came from tho greatest distances were John Maddock of neapolis Minn Dr E Wood of Syracuse N Y Dr Englehart of ML Clemens Mich and Mr and Mrs Smith of Dixie W Va Tho weather was abominable a cold drenching rain falling all day Sunday Dut we opened up with a fine audience the Cincinnati papers tiny Ing but there were not so many President Bowles called the meeting to order and made a ringing speech that captured every ono at once lie was Interrupted with frequent ap Was followed by J II Fraser representing the Ohio Liberal Society and the Liberal School of Science who welcomed visiting delegates to Cin clnnatls hospitality Mr Frasers ad dress of welcome was a surprise He is a slow methodical and painstaking speaker and the weight of his words Impressed the convention with his Im portance and he easily held a leading place thereafter In all the proceedings of the Congress After Mr Fraser had completed his address lie tool up a large basket of carnations which ho had previously that It was one of fUrnIShtsalg pagans when thus each ono present srico offering and hlessljisf ZiiuicI rat niokiia7um are classed among tho licatliqn will around and offer each of you one of hose most beautiful of all nature blossoms Let their perfume bo short than holy water and Incense to you and their distilled sweetness be moiT than bread and wine Every one caught on to tho applica tion and It was enjoyed universally The reading of the reports of the Secfcjaryand Treasurer followed and next the reading of the constitution which with a few slight alterations was adopted as read each article being separately considered and voted upon As It was given mo the honor to framethe constitution I will lot others speak of its merits A committee n resolutions consist ing of Messrs Moore Henry Carroll Wysearyer Fraser Anderson and Cut leI wore appointed and while tlioy Were In session letters from Dr Wet mOre Kato Austin Chonnlng Ser vance Edward W Clmmberlan Watson Hcston Grier Kidder and others were read A bushel of letters were on hand to be read but no time thereafter could be found In which to read them To have done so would have been to sacrifice business mat tors We should have had a threeday session At the close every tie felts good that they regretted to see the Congress It was a matter of much regret that we did not have time wad nil the grand enthusiastic messages sent us Sunday evening was set apart for our Paine Mehorlal It was raining tor rents andw feeling of disappointment rested iipiu every one But we were later agreTsibly surprised by a packed house tho finest audience over saw In Cincinnati or most anywhere else It was posed of the brainy peopl attorneys physicians public men su oIcnstelnnatis Liberals at piano tiltI When tin audience had well llOollofFalconerlnmrchedln beautiful costume and decked with movers arid a number carried banners with Paine Inscriptions upon them These are the times that try mens souls and others Miss Falconer carrlel1a laurel wreath which she hung across a fine water color painting of Painewhich rested ttpman easel upon tho stage When the school had terminated Its parade the children lined up In front of the audlence which arose at the command of President Bowles and all sang Tire Star Spangled Uuiuicr Tho hall find been beautifully decorated with lie National emblem aril thu t off with pot flowers furnished was seated Pres ident Bowles made a neat speech of congratulation upon tho childrens 4 dr t Dart of the ceremonies dwelt at length upon the Importance of establishing Sunday schools and protecting the child from HiipoiHtUlous Influence Too much credit cannot be given Miss Falconer and Mrs Crowe who assisted her In this very pleasing aiid lightful feature of the ceremonies Mr J H Patrick President of th1 Ohio Liberal Society was nett Intro ratulatoryPresident Bowles then for ward to Introduce the first speell1iof the evening Mr Wyscarver lI was Interrupted by your humble servant who Informed him that before he Billed the to he d rd to entpofeNewDr J Wilson Cincinnati 0 riUCauseAcconllng have expressed you the gavel along with several others anal three ca all cut from the hickory tree mill grew out of the grave of Thomas Pam Two of the gavels are already moiml cd left the city of Albnjriy In year 18ifand arrived in Jlorliijjlp snmlYIThethe spot where he was burled down into the grave front whlcbnV was taken by Cobbett and tile thing noticed was a hickory spvQJlt ahem tllHlze In diameter of my IIltl finger The grave was left oJl nfol about ton years thereafter when It was closed up by Mr nester vlo placid two locust posts in the hole to mark ll1lldbearing about a bushel of nuts tacit year anti hero aro the hickory gaVlH cot from this tree and which ClioeclCIJIPal nes birthday In Cincinnati and sent the others to subordinate bodles- ns tlioy are organized also the canes regret that the health of myself and wife will trot permit us to bo with you Dont fall to champion free speech and free press Good luck to nil Yours to count CAPT GEO W LOYD After reading the letter told the Congress all knew about Capt which would swell film to twlce M size If told It hereand then present gavel to President Bowles who received the same with the following felicitous speec- hPRE1DENT BOWLES Accepting the Gavel Presented to Him By Capt Loyd of New Rochelle New Yorkf t Manparty accept this beautiful gavel aWl return the sincere thanks of this con tIordlory of gavel Is full of meaning ygu full of Inspiration for us all The oji veteran burdened with andts- ariadnwrrapleiyfalling tu tlteeas wroiiRhl with Ida own feeble hands this beautftttl piece of work as a con tribution to freedoms holy cause toarhliiR us far more forcibly titan words could tell that each of us should continuo loyal faithful anti true to our fellowman until time shall he with us no more TIll wool out of which It huts been carved grow upon ono of till moKt sacred spots of earth the spot wbero sleep the ashes of Thomas Paine one of the greatest if not greatest of humanitys friends and benefactors Solemnly reminding us that wo should work for those who are yet unborn he worked for im before we began to be Tho wool Itself is hickory and it grows nowhere else on this caitli except In North America unless trans planted by tho band of man and erty like the hickory tree had its births on this continent and like the hickory tree If It Is ever to take root nnd grow In other countries It mu t be kept alive by and transplanted on tutu distant shores of other nations where let us hope It will soon find Its way to gladden the hearts of the toll ing millions of the earth Again I thank our old friend Brother Lloyd for this beautiful and valuable gift aaa President Bowles then presented Mr Wyscarver who was greeted with loud applause which was repeated at fre quent intervals all through his address Mr Wyscarver is a scholarly man null fine orator He Is not only u publisher and editor but an author of interna tional reputation He Is recognized aa standard authority on dairy culture anti his books on this and other farm subjects are In demand not only In this AllsllallaI finest in the country He has thrown some big bouquets at mo In two nominating speeches and he says he means It but dont deserve half he says no he cant consistently pubIIIIhllmorIlalliatllot revisit earth and hope that Paine may have been present lhOlllllRI it and saw that grand audience honor his memory and heard the just WysclIIverIlong nights he labored with pen and brain for the outlawry placed upon him for all the curses and censure of England for the long prison hours In turbulent blooddripping France for the ominous sound of the lurnkoya tread for agonizing rheumatism and the torturing abscess for the neglect and ostracism and lies and unex ampled ingratitude of the people for whose country he did so much to save he would have been amply and well repaid could ho leave heard the eulogy of Mr Wyscarvcr and that of Mr Dar row who followed him Mr Harrow says Oratory Is nothing hut a trick He holds the trick Hes a peculiar lookln cuss with a Daniel Webster head deep set Lincoln i1 rift jf ro tf r r iTRH E ff 1 DIRECThLINEr tkf tIJ 1 IQlNGINNATI INDINAPOUS ANDtCHICAGO jWith Hired connection for all points In the WEST AND NORTHWEST TOtDAYTON TOLEDOr DETROITwith MICHIGAN AND CANADA iaVestibuled Trains H u i Cafe DlrilhayScrvlce iVV i Compartmen ale erRAIf you expect to a tf l ticket agents for mates vlaitho CvH t D or address the undersigned for any particulars you may desire D EDWARDS Passenger Traffic1 Manager Cincinnati FOR NORTH WEST SETTLERS 1i THE BURLINGTONS REDUCED ONEWAY RATES During March and April 1902 one way settlers rates to the Northwest BurlingtonHOllIeThe Burlington runs well equipped fast trains over direct route to line Northwest In connection with thai Great Northern and Northern Pacific Burlingtongreat dally through train St Louis to i Puget Sound and Portland via Billings Montana FAST DENVER SERVICE The Burlington has two fast and splendidly equipped trains To ChicagoItRocky Mountains CALIFORNIA EXCURSIONS In through tourist sleepers person overyWednesda J1lghl alftPl tty FOR THE WEST t11I1sasCoast Hr St Paul Minneapolis PacificfHOMESEEKERS EXCURSIONS First and Third Tuesdays FebrUarytfMarch April and May 1902 Write us of your proposed trip and iirouW SHAW W WAKELEY P Vine St Gen Pass Agt Cincinnati 0 St Louis Mo HOWARD ELLIOTT General Manager- St Loula Mo COURIER JOURNAL z A WEEKj 11 txThe TWICEAWEEK COURIER JOURNAL is the best paper published in the United States for Democrats a and for ALL readers It is the equal f of many Dailies and the superior of all other Semi Weeklies or Weeklies HENRY WATTERSON Editor The Wednesday Issue Is devoted to NEWS MATTERS the Saturday Issue to THE HOME Sample copies sent free on application Address pOURIER JOURNAL COMPANY Louisville KySBY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT h You Can Get The BLUE GRASS BLADE and theTWICEAWEEK COURIERJOURNAL OnlyI150 This Is for cash subscriptions only All subscriptions under this combina tion offer must be sent through tho Blade olllce IJ1 t I I BLUE GRASS BLADEi= t t eyes and Ills faro like Lincoln scarred It vonlil mein with a liu tired years of burdening sorrow Whell he grows anlniatoil nntl speaks of wrongs und oppression the lilies marked tilt deep sot eyes protrude anti flame and he compels tile hearers to feel just what he feels lie present Paine In a broad light dwelling IUlgely upon the political and economic Imps tance of his writings It was a mastt ful address received with rapturo applause and It will forever be a Bret to those who heard It that no copr of It was taken r Really great men are few In mr c opinion Darrow stands among 4 hl greatt Paine Memorial was a grand slle cess nail will live long In the mem ties of all who attended It MONDAYS PROCEEDINGS The convention convened prompt nt a m and the forenoon was spent r In hearing and discussing the resole tlons and giving a name to the I ganlzntion There were some warns iE hating upon the selection of a nani and the resolution on Anarchy bllt ythere were no bombs thrown anll ii everyone seemed satisfied with the nal selection of a name and with the t resolution After Darrows speech showing that tthere can be no redress or change af except by legislation every or fwasloftily satisfied with the name I dont know who was first to sugge by the persistem ofiitrytlooreltbat It was finally all opt ticd Mr Wyscarver made the motlr to name Ute organization The Nation Liberal Party This session closed with a ringing address by Mr Moore whlc publishedCv The convention convened at p m proceeded to the election of ofllcei 4and the result known to all good Jldlal of time was taken np on reconslc of Article XII of the Constlti tlon and a warm debate ensued tlll F convention postponing conslderatfo t until the evening session With this settled came the dlspbs witjor this seemed a long way off suggeste that they be presented to the three ttlf est members present feeling sure that yrthis would b pleasing to Capt Loyd oldest members present were Dr Engelhart of Mt Clemens Mich aged agei73 The canes were given with the un derstnndlng that they were to remal c the property of The National Libers i Party and to be returned to It on the death of these gentlemen They wer caccepted amid applause and each re made a short appreciativ speech They agreed among themselvc rp to dress and mount the canes with gold rr treads and a circlet bearing the name of each and date of convention and the words To be returned at my deatl t to The National Liberal Party As they come In It Is proposed fo pas them on to the olf st member present But it is to be hoped that they will loni support aged and honorable gentle men whose good fortune It was to re celve them Thanks to Capt Loyd his gavels and canes proved a most happ side Issue of tne convention and pleas ed every one foJOHN MADDOCK t was next Introduced and dfillverel n magnificent address He dwelt chiefly r upon the relation ot Liberalism to so i ciety und the State and the practical alapplication of organized effort He out 71lined policy and gave direction and pur to propagandist In effect It was il the most Important paper presented at r the convention Jt was not only In practical contained wit and and met with hearty applause 1tenSelY Is that we should be less more conservative and en thus to win those VIm are half persuaded toward us The orthodox dog Is dead why kick a dead dog all it1the time he said Lots of truth In i His address will be printed In tints and all will have the pleasure of read lug it Every one appreciated the terest shown by Mr Maddock In com clIng such a long distance especially as was suffering from an nettle gas i trio attack and was not really able to comerWith his address the afternoon sion closed and the business proceed logs had practically ended EVENING SESSION a Another largo crowd gathered to wel Thelhall packedwasextent as the evening before There was a notable Increase of ladles who no doubt came to hear Mrs Henry Dr E A Wood of Syracuse N Y was the first speaker his subject being Superstition It was a most striking and attractive aridness anti listened to with Intense Interest The Doctor male a careful analysis of his subject apply ing the prlnicple of evolution to It beginning with the primitive fears of j iman and the Ideas evolving out f those fears He took up the smallest k and most ridiculous superstitions com mon to man such as the sign of seeing the moon over the left shoulder and c1howed how mankind has never been Jwholly able to throw them offhoww st they serve as the foundation of other r J more modern superstitions manifested Jjy faith Christian Science Dowlelsm i praying for rain belief in miracles Isaints etc the merchandise car sled on by the present traffic in super Htitlon The Ddctors address was In pleasing contrast with the others made and was t as witty as Instructive and met with r warm applause i r MRS HENRY ycnme next on the programme subject Woman and Christianity will not 1dwell at length on her address for you nil know how she blazes away and saylthatHE t served and how It did tickle the ladles It was arauslnz to observe their faces i From beginning to end of the address their faces wore a set grin preparatory as It were to begin the next laugh After she had finished the audience gathered around the stage and gave both her und Dr Wood an oIlUoni tl ItECES followed of fifteen minuets until the all dletioe hair well dispersed and PrfKI dent Unwire called the house to urller and discussion of Article XH was re sunned There waS some opposition to tltl proxy vote and the danger and wak ness of It pointed out Since the prox vote Isl fixed vote and cannot be changed to suit or apply to matters conditions which develop and come to light In the convention It may IIOI awl obstacle In rectifying a great dln get Members Fraser and Sachs of Clncl nati both experienced men In organl tlon contend that the proxy vote IIhonltl extend no farther than nomlnatl of ofllccrs nail that the vote of the mem hers assembled should decide clec tlon of oltlcers It was pointed out that any one cer or all the officers could nerpetua themselves In office by keeping In close touch with the members to the disc vantage of other candidates Member James Anderson of Oakvll hid one of the most levelheaded ami valuable men In this convention pained proxy vote as It stood In AI tide XII which originally read as rol lovr ARTICLE XII V The Ballot All members In good standing three months prior to the annual Congre whether present absent shall be en titled to vote for the election of officers or lor any other measure of gener concern to the whole membership Absent members shall send their bll lots to the Secretary In sealed envelope with the word Ballot written In tl lower left corner of the face of the ei elope These sealed ballots shall not he opened until Congress convenes and timei for counting the ballots bus the third haunt for officials been taken without election the votes of the absent members shall be dropper and the decision made by vote of till members In Congress assembl- edrrrr Some fervid oratory followed but It was plainly the pentlnient of the jority that the proxy tote for the tion of officers extend to all the men hers It was lateand there was not the time given to title very Important matter that should have been given The weakness of the proxy vote lies In this It Is fixed and Irrevocable and may give a majority which may elect an officer whom the convention has discos erect to he Inefficient The convention always having advantage of the ab sent members In discovery worth efil clency and Individuality In officials For instance suppose that the con vention discovers that Wilson Is Ineffl cheat that he has been up to some hall tricks that his standing moral Jinan flal or otherwise is had and It feels thnt he should be replaced this discover cannot be made to the absent members anti their vote may elect him anti prove most hazardous to the very life of th organization It Is very Important that all the mem hers think over for tills reaso give both sides right now For my own part I favor the nrox rote extending to all the members ans hut the danger and weakness In It must be plain to all can be over ante with a little watchfulness before land I believe In cohesiveness In get ing close together and there Is nothing which tends to hold nn organization tor tether as much nt all having nn eijual nine in Its affairs We do not expect lo have things exactly perfect We have air limitations 1 think the good re nits the cohesiveness and interest and nthusiasm arising out of a franchise for all will outwclgu ihe small danger of now and their electing the wrong man passing a bad law Suppose we do make a mistake In letting the wrong man or In passing a hall law or in passing a bad measure We have adopted the Iniatlve anti Ref iendum and under this law a reasoii aille percentage of the members can mand a special election and the oppor unity he given to rectify the mistake This think covers the weakness and anger of the proxy vote After a warm discussion the Vice sident presented an amendment which was put as a motion and quickly adopt Ill with but one dissenting vote Artl le XII now reads as follows ARTICLE XII The Ballot All members in good standing three ninths prior to the annual Congress hether present or absent shall be titled to vote for the election of officers or for any other measure of general con em to the whole membership Absent members shall send their lots to the Secretary In sealed envel with the word Ballot written the lower left corner of the envelope Araft of the form of these ballots shall bl made by the Executive Bout and ublished In one or all of our representative journals one month prior to the mutt convention This printed form fhall be used or one similar to It In wrIting drafted by the voter No other writing shallbe enclosed In the envelope Thcfle sealed ballots shall not he opened IIntll Congress convenes awl time for Minting the ballots has arrived After the third ballot for officials heen taken without election the vote the absent members shall be dropped nllli the decision made by vote of the members In Congress assembled rrrrYou will now perceive that the form of the ballot to be voted shall be dratted the Executive Board and published In one or all the papers These may cut out and filled as the voter wills All indldates shall stand on an equal footI IlIg Officers elect will not be allowed to use the postage and stationery of the IlIdladexpense anti may the devil take the This eeems to hindmostIhonEs as we can tlon Is perfect ment has haul many amendments It Is expected that we get everything Ilown to a fine point right at once Wltfn- we meet again we will see some Jvements to bo made Let us all be I4betnlsd ri yJ l far accomplished and with riper expo rh nee we will continue to Improve think this is the Rrntlment of all We have done great things In weeks wo have hronght together a membership of Our expenses of secretarys saint stationery postage printing advcrtlsl numerous little Incidentals and the gress altogether has been about Eleven dollars of this was lost with lh Traffic Association How do these ng tires compareA MEETING Before closing was proposed to hohl a semiannual meeting and favor this Interest drags when the meetings an so tar apart The Executive Board hold meetings anyhow mldsmnm meeting will keep us before publ It will up our enthusiasm It need not bo regarded as a Congress hilt rather as picnic apd a whoop la an1 hot time Wo must meet and know each other and cultivate acquaintance learn to appreciate each other and ment friendship It we would hold toget er It not we will never amount to a Dunkards damn Sentiment was between Muncle and Lexington Ohje tlons were made to Lexington as It might be said that we were pulling In the Interest of B B Butt no were made tQ holding a one they picnic at Quaker Acre Mr Moore promised to feed trmothers son and daughter of us on very best Kentucky could raise Till all up on moonshine whisky aril then baptize us In the Eljchorn The matter was to the Exe futi Board This closed the first convention of The National Liberal Party PERSONAL think I met and spool hands with every delegate present but I Cannot member names especially when there so notch to think of and attend to It goes without saying that vention was most gratifying to me anll was happy was more than pleased to note how many old Liberals who ha1 peen holding back came In at the lion stretch asrharter members Notahl that grand old fellow Otto We stele honest jeweler and staunch Liberal ot Denver Everybody knows him And there was my friend Pearl Geerwall that every Liberal was as a great aId grand a worker In the entice as he there were others lint I cant nama them all We had enrolled on the 25th member On the evening of the 27th They just came rolling In Wlh every mall and this reminds one of Baptist preacher was standing side an Irishman at Niagara gazing lit great American fall The parson In his enthusiasm turned to the Irishman end said Beluild my friend the wonderful handiwork bf Go See the mighty waters as they oluhg e Into the great abyss For countless agei they have thus poured their raging toi rents over this mighty wall See then come observe how they roll a and roll Pardon your reverence sad the Pat While listen In to you mence thought has struck me If th waiters dldnt go over there where tVejtvi else would they goV lrl1leralOIganl1a much In evidence at all times and the picture of happiness A niajorlt if the members carte as much to set tint as to attend the convention ant Ight royally was he greeted One of the decided personalties In ttendance was William 01 Inrtford City Ind He was jjist a tle too young to get one of the Ton Paine canes but he deserved one Bin irusque and ripe in experience he at raeted every one Mr M Smith of Dixie West Va Is a Liberal whom it is worth while to know He Is of few words but ways on hand when help Is needed With his estimable wife thty tool seat Interest In the proceedings Mansfield from Western Kentucky came In late but soon made a host ol friends Banning Gray and Col Carr of Ash lund Ky were the handsomest heathens who Imve ptruck Cincinnati long time- Brother Gray In appearance Is al mot a counterpart of Col Ingorsoll though a young man the hairs of hie head have long been numbered This he said was the effect of early lety damp churches and long mons Col Carr who Is a real Colonel would have you understand sah line the reputation of being the handsomest oflleel In the Kentucky guards Theca two gentlemen live up In the piountaln untry If they had had tile proper consideration of our feelings before coming down here they would have gone out some moonlight night and found a hole In the rocks some of It and brought It wltil them Messrs Hart Miller Downing Smith Young delegates and BuchlgnanI were ether tucky There was quite a delegation from ayton Eaton and Oxford and many ilnts In Indiana but I cannot recall- all the names Am sorry that the city roster of members was neg1eq1 d Bro Cutler and wife of Preble county took- In active part In the proceedings 11rs Martha Harris of New Bedford hd was a distinguished representa tlve Her heart Is In the cause The Liberals of Cincinnati Newport and Covlngton were out in hill fore null were not present they wero not missed The Ohio Liberal Society anti the Liberal School of Science did nobly and show the value of local organlza tlonas they form the nucleus for a suc ceSllfll1 liberal rally Thanks and greetings to all us go to work J B W THE OHIO LIBERAL SOCIETY Gives public lectures every Sunday entng at p m In R Hall Sixth street Cincinnati Ohio Follow- Ing Is the program for February Sunday February 16Keep your ee- on this date- Sunday February 23MrJ H Pm- spr Cincinnat Ohio Superntendent the Ohio Liberal School of Science Jpd Iuddba and BuddHsm All lectures followed by free criticism and discussion Questions Invited Ad mlsclon tr n cents Gcod music In ttendauco fl CONSTITUTION OF THE NATIONAL LIBERAL PAR TV ADOPTED JAN 26 1902 PREAMBLE Bellevlifg that all government Rhonltl rust upon the esteem of the governor of woman as well as man and bl llevlng that men und women should do right not for a reward In some other life but from a sense of honor du and justice In this life and believing In the freedom of thought speech alll press and believing In fearless search after truth regardless of oppositloi and believing that diversity of opinion Is natures wise Intent and toleration a necessity of social progress and lieving that enlightened reason Is the highest tribunal known to man amI believing It to be the duty of ever good man and woman to endeavor all legitimate methods to cmanctpat as far as possible our unfortunate lowman from the bondage of supe stltton nod from the degrading beliefs In divine revelations special Piov dence miracles threat and fear of an eternal punishment and numnroi other kindred delusions and believing that the progress happiness and se curity of this nation depend upon maintaining Its purely secular character as laid down In Article of the amendments to the constitution ami be llevlng that all encroachment upon and disregard of this law Is a crime against secular government and should he stubbornly resisted adopt the following Constitution Name The name of this Organization shull he THE NATIONAL L1BERAL PART ARTICLE Objects The complete separation of Chtirc and State by which we demand the Taxation of Church Property the al rogation of all laws favoring the ol servance of the state Sunday as a holy day the use of public funds sectarian Institutions Bible reading praying and other religious exercise In the public schools chaplains In th army and navy and In our legislature and other state Institutions the jutll clal oath In the courts and In Inaugii Ill ceremonies mid In all other dt partments ot government and slmpl atllrmatlon established In its stead the appointment by the President 01 by Governors of the various states religious festivals feasts and days qf prayer the concession of special pill lieges any or to all special religion nr other organizations the Incorporn lion of the God or Savior bf any religion IntQ the Constitution the cstab llshnient ofdlplomatlc relations will head or with the official authorlt or any church or religion or othe violation of ARTICLE of the amend acme to Constitution the restrlctlot 01 suppression of free speech or free tress at tho behest of prejudiced pub lie officials ecclesiastic or other par isan power or authority ARTICLE III Officerst The ofilcers of THE NATIONAL LID ERTY PARTY shall be u President three Vice Presidents Secretary reasurer and they shall be elected initially and shall hold iittlce until heir successors elected ARTICLE Duties of Officers Section 1 The President shall pro alcle at nil meetings Issue regular an nl1al calls for conventions convene pedal meetings of the Executive Hoard or of the membership when Ills judgment deemed necessary give otlce through the Secretary or trough the Liberal press of eccleslas tic encroachments upon the liberties the people or other advice affecting the Interests and progress of the ganization Section The First Vice President mil preside In the absence of the resident or by his request at any ubllc or business meeting Section The Secretary shall keep correct records of the proceedings of HE NATIONAL LIBERAL PARTY and of Its Executive BoardIts roll of members their full names dresses an account with each member of amounts due and paid receive all donations and membership dues and celpt at once for the same conduct the general anti business correspondence advise the Executive Board of all Important matter and Information lating to his office and to the Interests of the organization deposit with the Treasurer on or near to the first day of each month an Itemized statement of his accounts with nil the money In his possession and take ceipt therefor Likewise he shall make a similar monthly statement to the resident and Vice President or other ember of the Kxecutlve Board He shall also make a geniiannual statement of his office either privately Inoue or all Liberal papers to the embershlp at large The books of Secretary shall ollen for Investigation to any member In good standing and they shall not- pass out or Ills possession except by order of the Executive Board Section The Treasurer shall take charge of all moneys belonging to TIm NATIONAL LIBERAL IAJITY on or near to the lust day of Puck month and give the Secretary a re ceipt therefor At the same time he shall render a financial statement to has the President and Vice President or votes other member of the Executive Board He shall also nuke semlaniiiially u voto financial statement either privately or In one or all the Liberal papers to the membership at large The books of the Treasurer shall be open for Investi gation to nay member In good stand upnkt hug mid they shall not Puss out of his possession except by order of tho Ex ecutive Board f Section Th6 Executive Board shall bo composed of the President Vice President and Treasurer It shall pare the general business manage ment determine all purchases emj ployment Investments appropriations supplies and disbursements shape alIi outline policy extension of propagjn da and defense and provide waysam means for the same ARTICLE V f- An It annual Congress shall ho the place of meeting 8elwcjej htoCtln either by the members ng gabledPublic notice shall be given of tnl Congress three months In ndvnncfM ARTICLE VI Bonds of Officers M The Secretary and Treasurer each give surety In a reliable Ihonil conmpauythe premium to be d iy the organization of not less thniB tai 0 thousand dollars and as much mo asesCongress or the Executive BoardM uia determine at any time- ARTICLE VII Auditing Committee The Secreatry and Treasures present their hooks nt the conflvcnn of each annual Congress alog with nil hills and receipts and niVnie full apart of same Immediately folio- Ing iv the reading of their r ports the President shall npiKont ai Auditing Committee of three uem Leis who will take charge IIf the make hills etc and make camel unlit of the slime and repiflrt Indings to the President i Ito ay their report before the Co ngress ARTICLE VIII Official Assistance No official of this org umizatlo n shall In his private cnpuclt a relief timid or raise donlttlons fo fund of any character r BLiatlng to he work of membership ojEf tills anizntion All such Pi oceedin Rs mist be condifctedby the ioard ARTICLE IX Salary and Expenses of Officers No salary shall be attach ed to tikes of this organization v vith excep Ion of that of Secretary w Hilch shall he fixed by the members In B Congress assembled Other officers B shall be told out of the TrensuryIhelr ex lenses of postage and their iVlvlng and mileage when called In Exectlie Set Ion or iiixiii any outer truvoI deemldn- eCClSSIUy by the Execullv Board Ihe strlctJwt economy at all ijllefl pro Ullng f ARTICLE X Payment of Bills An order for the payment all 1IIlIst ho dawn by the un of this Ixeculivu Boarrl upon the S who will draw an order for mi he Treasurer who will pay e saute and take a receipt therefor ARTICLE Membersh Any pqrson peaceabr dlspomed and In sympathy with the ajeet of thls nizatlon and who la ofdltuble mracter ft in moral and buslnessohllgatloVus iconic a member l y sendiiuB his her name and address to tlHe Sec letary with the payment nml tho an fee of one dollar The application for membeiMshlp any Individual against whon ohjec- tlons are raised must be reft rred the Executive Board which sliivH post pone acceptance or rejectloiuulll asonable hashteen malle or submit the application the title next annual Congress No member shall be suspended or oXlelled except for nonpayment dues or by act of Congress 1 receipt of annual dues all memBOs 1shan be given a Certificate of Min rshlp signed by the President nW Secretary ARTICLE XII V The Ballot All members In good standing tjiree fate months prior to the annual Congress whether present or absent small be tltlell m to vote for the election of ficera o or for any other measure general concern to the whole memo rehiptn Absent members shall send their w hallots to Secretary In sealed velopes with the word Ballot wrlttel in tho lower loft corner of the SILK form of thcseA orballotstlve Board and published In one or allg or our representative Journals one m month prior to thO annual convention at This printed form shall be used or J 1oneAfter the Third ballot for officials J been talen without election the of absent members shall be dropped itu decision roods by of th Jiuumbera In Congress us Rumbled JlARTICLE XIIL- Candidates Cute ilates for office who desire to lOn tacit candidacy to the mtIjlerRUlp nt large may obtain t 1UIRt of their names and addresses m the Secretor All candidates may make known elm candidacy to the Secretary and authorize hint to make public an iouncement of the stone all rep resent ntlvo journals ARTICLE XIV pirect Legislation In Interest of education prn- Kress equal rights and liberty to all shall be tho aim of this organiza tion to bring about Ulrect Legislation through the Initiative and llefwren dum that tho rule and pure Democw cyiesuccce tine present corrupt and oppressive reign of mo nopoly and partlanshlp ARTICLE XV Citizenship for Woman Realizing the Injustice of govern meat without the consent ot thn gOY erned and foist all enslavement nail degradation of the mind liberty and citizenship of woman equally enslav and degrades her offspring man It shall be the purpose and aim of this organization to use all the means within Its power to emancipate wo front ecclesiastic domination and give her an equal voles with rood In all governmental affairs ARTICLE XVI Relations to the Press This organization shall seek e maintain friendly nail cooperative relations with the Freethought Presn and shall thou no special preference 1 for any In order to maintain tilts Impartial attitude no editor nor other anivllale to the office of Secretary or to hose oflloes comprising the Executive Board v ARTICLE XVII g- e Subordinate Bodies u shall bo the policy of this ofgaW througf- or J lzaton to extend Its mission work and the development sbranchesof subordinate 7Change In Constltuto No change shall he made In till constitution except by u two thirds majority of the vote east by tits nien present and absent at the annual Congress Notice of such change must bo filed with the Secretary tvol months prior to the Congress abe Secretary shall make public the acme In one or all representative Journals WOMAN And tier Relation to the Church lisWomen out her relation to the church or canon law for women hla concise pamphlet of pages by Hari IInThe status of women as ordained by the church both In the social politi cal and business world has been die cussed from every conceivable stand ceahtrythat the Issues here involved have lightbeforeIsCopious authorities are cued by the deIhUIiIJrfaintest spark of Independence should read The carrot laws of the church from the centuries past down to thepresent are given with accuracy anti prcclsslon and the entire argument Is presented In so clear u light that even fullto i The price of pamphlet Is but ton cents for a single copy or twelve copies theBladeoffice lr iUNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL JI0110 tNoColoradoDear jChain received today and to say am 1erymadlysuited myself as well hall I been sellctlQlIhelreal knowledgonly know what okV The case think Is a real tautV and chum Is beautiful too what I can to try to get others agile tram yon I 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