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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 5 I h p tr 1 I 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE11t11te1 A11 DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS i J r5i lTHEWORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RElIGIONTOM PAINE f i23 W Mlllm AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MAN INGERSOLL 2 tJtDT QY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF 000D MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCEV r VOL XL NO1 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23 E M 302 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE II Iii fur nue ytur 9100 ItIiII W60 TKftMHflUO per YOlr in advance a In club of tJllniturlltKn sub 1Ulilt oKiiitua drafts and f Rxprbija ordure to the Hum c BLADE Lexington Ky Ibu NOT under your paper discontinued without paying arrears IHAY HXT8 on prititea addreaa tub la 1 XthetlHuf expiration of your salb mi Jon 0 hissk yi ear adQress advise Hdl1Ottlcegl i Old as allu Ae yoituad yt wr tiaortpttoattN iRy t nyok K erM4 rriUM or pabHa iiojvj llY isaiI Third atreet j ENTtinno at the Poat1 office at Losing too Ky an Heouud Ulasa Mall Addreoa all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE PO BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Published WKKKLY at f 100 a year in advancel Club Rates and Sample Copies to r1bs will be sent for60 cents a year each for any order for FIVE or more Mainple ooplea will be sent free t AGENTS FOR THE BLADE iAnybody can be an Agent for the sending two cents each for I ten papers or more- ADVERTISING r IN THE BLADE RoweUa Newspaper Directory says FtFifFffFFtl+ l + Average Weeekly Circulation + + for 190W + + BLUE GRASS BLADE + l Lexington Ky + + The leading weekly In the + + State Published In the heart + II + of the Blue Grass Region Clr + + culates in every State In the + t + Union and In some foreign + + countries + T + Reaches u liberal class of + + buyers Advertising rates and + + sample copies on application + My terms are 1000 an inch a year paid In advance regardless of the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES C MOORE I THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL I believe that alcohol to a certain whoJdegree demoralizes those who make believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm I tof 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 subject without be liquidlAll 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 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 U prejudiced against the damned stuff palUd alcohol OIKKB S INMMOLUi iI iI1j t AND YET bi- We Staid Missionaries to China TDY JOSEPHINE K HENRY In tho United States whore patatliil churches are to hu found oil all tho streets of our towns mid cities and up on all the publlij highways of our rural districts Slit lintrders were committed In the year of grace This appalling number of iniinlcys does not Include the UnitedSlatestiding carried on against unoffending mid defenseless people Nlether does it Include the murders that have novel been brought to light pommtttd In our prisons Insane asylums orphan asy lums lying In hospitals foundling homes and various otlfej Institutions necessary In our Christian civilization AND YET WE SEND MISSIONA RIES TO CHINA According to Justice Jerome there are 110000 persons engaged In the retail quor business In New York City alone These Include cnly the sellers There is no calculating the number engaged In It on the other side of the liar but evl Lntly there Is enough to keep the quor moving and tb prisons full AND YET WE SEND MISSIONA RIES TO CHINA i In many mills in this boasted Christian country the land of the free and the home of therave tens of thou sands of lltlleqkfilireny years old and under ate IeWitttt k121 Irhurs11 a tillY for l cis t rltt J tictri isalId prf educatto ti and stun ed h body and mind Tile lives of these helpless children are under the lash as the ox under the yoke or the mule in the Held Avaricious heartless men are coining colossal fortunes frpra the life blood of the children of the poor The cannibal chief would take another mans child and teed it to his own children but he would at least kill the other mans child quickly but the mill owner turns cotton wool and children Into dollars and the longer drawn out the agony of these chil dren the fuller the coffers of the mill owneis who have subsidized and in timidated State legislatures to prevent the enactment of laws to protect children front being sacrificed on the altar of the money god AND YET WE SEND MISSIONA RIES TO CHINA Out of 2000000 white population In Chicago 70000 were arrested in 901 Of 35000 Negroes 7000 were arrest ed Of 2000 Chinamen police statis tics show that only 12S Chinamen were arrested The Chief of Police of Chicago says The Chinese dont trouble us much They are quiet peaceable and get along without both ering anybody AND YET WE SEND MISSIONA RIES TO CHINA In Christian United Slates are con sumed In one year 97000000 of gal lons of spirits 30000000 gallons of Wine and 1220000000 gallons of malt orthb headaches heart aches blows curses crimes tears sorrows regrets hunger pains debts murders falsehoods poverty ruin terrors groans disgrace and deaths and the serpents that lilac in the brain and blood of the people of the lead Ing Christian nations on earth AND YET WE SEND MISSIONA RIES TO CHINA Be The Rev Ileber Newton headlight In the Episcopal Church In an article In the February Arena entitled Polit ical Economic and Religious Causes of Anarchism has this to say which Hhould arouse all lovers of humanity to action The shadows even In New York City are dark enough lIe who knows anything of the life of our New York East Side of our sweat shops of our great stores with their multitudes of shopgirls earning on tin average of per week of our coal mines and other Industrial fields where similar condl tlons reign knows the hell out of which rise every now nuLl then the sulphurous fumes at which we spud derAND YET WE SEND MISSIONARIES TO CHINA All these and numberless inequali ties slaveries deformities vice crimes and diseases that defeat and curse what Is falsely called clvlilza Tiou are all about us and rend the heart with agony The Christians God of Love who caretii for his children1 is deaf dumb and blind to the wrongs tind sufferings of hls creatures while the heathen at our doors seller and perish AND YET WE SEND MISSIONA RIES TO CHINA Versailles Ky FIFTY YEARS AGO AND NOW Clothed with all the authority and wielding all the Influence of his exalted position as pastor and a man of learn ing President Edwards thus preached to his congregation in Northampton Mass Ood designed from all eternity to glorify himself In the damnation of multitudes of mankind God has given you a capacity to bear torment and he can enlarge upon It If God hates any one and sets Himself against him what cannot He do with him God deals with you so as to glorify his majesty power and greatness in your destruction God will hive his liberty to show mercy to what enemy be pleases and to punish which of his haters he pleases Spurgeon died about twenty years ago heard him say to a congregation of 7000 In London Would to Ood I had the reputation of being a fanatic Spur geon said When thou dlestf thy sould shall be tormented lobe that wilt be a bell tot it BlitatWe Day of JTudgralat tk liedy ointtiyl4eouhAand ti nrilt s with agony exactly like that we have on eat body will lie as beatosllke for consumed all thy veins roads for HTeet of pain to travel on every nervJBrstrlng on wmch the devil shall forever play his diabolical tune of hells unutterable lament Today there Is not In the whole world amah of any standing who would talk as those two brutalized Christian preachers did Nothing but Infidelity can civilize Christianity The Bible teaches today just as It has always done hint the bodies of all unbelievers will be resurrected and burn eternally In fire and brimstone and that one teach ing has caused more sorrow to the world than all the wars pestilence fan ine and liquor combined If Infidelity had done nothing more for the world than to destroy the Influ ence of such men as Edwards and Spur geon It would have abundantly paid for all the labor and thought anti money that Infidelity has expended I write this on tine birthday February of Abraham Lincoln the Infidel On my large calendar this day Is a red letter day and In many States It Is a national holiday Lincoln was an Infidel and posed slavery Jonathan Edwards was a Christian and was in favor of slavery Of the people who read this there will not be more than one ln a thousand who will know or care where or when Ed1 wards jwas born As I write this letters are coming to me from many quarters telling of the celebration of the birthday of Tom Paine TAKEN AT HIS WORD Editor The Rams Horn DurliiK the war of to one cold night utter a hard days work was done man an officer In the company of lone was a member said in tbo of several in the tent as ho lifted a glass of whiskey to lilt lips hope God will damn me and that may never speak If I dont drink this all at once lIe drank about half of It Lowering tlie cup he said In whisper Boys It Is rattier too much at once He again tried to drink but seemed to have a choking in his throat Boys ho said it is rather strong all in a whisperer tone Some thought he had a cold and was hoarse Others thought that a visitation of Gods wrath was thin cause The next morning he wqs still unable to speak above a whis per and was excused from duty Days went by and he could not speak above a whisper ho remained the same I heard of him later but his condition was changed S P PATTERSON Slockport 0 Comment Tho above has been sent me to get my opinion of It I do not In the least doubt It There is whisky made In Kentucky that Is called rod whisky because it will kill a Ulan at that distance and some of this Yankee whisky will kill a man as tar as a Winchester rifle will snoot OPENING SPEECH Of tir T J Dowles at the Convention Of the National Liberal Party YHeld In Cincinnati January 26 and 27 Iadlosmul Oeutlemcu of the National Ltjheral Party have met today to Inaugurate a movement In the Interest of Immunity to organize and establish an Instltu tion whirls earnestly hope and verily believe will become historic A few months ago In the city of Buffalo circumstances over which hud no cpntrol make it my duty today to preside over your deliberations until you perfect a permanent organization and nfter you have completed this work I hope to take my proper position as an active member In the rank and tile and follow sonic grand loader until the beautiful white banner of science nod secularism waives proudly In triumph tile ramparts of superstition and orthodox religion It affords me infinite to look Into tlie faces of this magnificent group of brave men and grand women who love freedom of thought freedom of speech and freedom of the press men aM women who dare to think and also dare to say Men ant women who believe In equal for all nud special privileges for none men and women who believe that happiness Is the only good and that lovo Is the only true religion men and women who believe that the uni verse Is governed by law and that science is our only saviour YoUr faces illuminated with thought anti udlant with the love of humanity with hope and confidence tnslYte9me greatness of the race It with hope and confidence that the lieroda and the heroines of histf hot lived and worked and diedjiiLyalnt Every day and every hour for 10s years brave n and c nJk bn have toiled and I oddst mlad riM free i rtl rDiII t he t Ie every hour sine on stantliitimounted the throne c the s ot sctellce a lover ot humanity have been rued tortured exiled Imprisoned pJSecut ed o and outraged bjf these twin monsters and they now fieek to fasten their fiendish grip upon the liberty In the United States hope of man Our own beautl thl01at country is the only spot where toe tiger ot orthodox had Its teeth extracted and for priceless blessing we are in deht d to two great American Infidels antIIgreat body of men and women known as MonIsts Freethinkers Agnostics Pantheists Materialists Infidels and Spiritualists must unite and stand on guard with sleepless vigilance speak within the limltH of sober truth when say to you that this great body of men and women is freighted with the hopes of the world the grandeur of their achievements finds no parallel In the long dreary and sorrowing his tory of the race Their hands have never dripped with human blood they care not what a mans religious opln lois may be they only ask for liberty and love und purity of life They know that science and secularism have given to man nil that is of beauty and yf worth they know that science aud secularism are the parents of all the progress In the history of the world science and secularism have filled the world with multitudinous arts and In dustries they have tunneled every range of mountains spanned every mighty rivet and crossed In triumph every trackless sea In magnificent pal aces that defy both wind and WIIVt they have annihilated both space and time and encircled the earth with a net work of steel that trembles with the pains and thrills with the joys of ntanliintifuotm a state of universal war and savagery and superstition sci ence and secularism have tilled the earth with Intelligence with magnifi cent cities with towns and hamlets and with millions of happy homes science and secularism have achieved all these magnificent and marvelous victories tot and every Inch of progress has been fiercely resisted by the wild beasts of superstition and the heartless prlestii of orthodox religion while science and secularism leave been laboring t lengthen life and lessen pain and pro mote the happiness of the race orthodox religion has been engaged in build Ing bastlles and dungeons organizing Inquisitions fomenting wars and devis ing Instruments of torture The mighty power of this archenemy of the hu man race is not yet broken It Is still dominant In nearly till the civilized na tlons of the earth and In our own Re public it still has the power to ussas tlnate many of the joys of UfeIt Btlll hue the power to ruin good men and good women in their business pursuits it still has the power to place the lov ers of Liberty under u social banIt still has the power to ostracise the vo taries of science and to prevent theme from holding otllce and from teaching in the schools and colleges of the coun try and by this diabolical combinationI against the lovers of manity thousand of good men and good women are living In this Republic today a life of bitterness and sorrow al most as bad as death by fire and aword or stake and fagot If they are trot thwarted in their diabolical purpose to relnsluve the race the gloom and mld tIght darkness of the Middle Ages will soon again enshroud the earth and starless night will settle upon the hopes and happiness of the human race Fortunate It Is indeed for us and fortunate for sib the Inhabitants of the earth that this heartless monster lute been wounded and crippled in Its life and power by the illustrious and immortal Free Thinkers of the past who have met It defiantly on more than a hun dred fields of battle during the last 300 years Copernicus and Kepler and Gal llloe and Bruno have crushed Into frag ments and ground Into dust its silly cosmogonies and have given umsa new heaven and a new earth Darwin and Heackel have forever de stroyed their Ignorant genealogies of the Flora and Fauna of our beautiful earth and Voltaire and Paine anti In gerrfoll have extinguished the fires of their eternal hell and forever crushed the power of their fiendish Inquisition It remains for us to complete their un finished work when they laid down and tiled It remains for us to rescue this great Republic train their infamous clutches It remains for us to secularize our schools and colleges and ban ish forever from the hulls of learning the Inspired savagery of their holy books It remains for us emancipate the women of America front the pltl less slavery of the heartless priesthood anti to place our mothers our sisters our wives and our daughters upon tine high dais of absolute equality with their brother manIt remains for us to elect Congresses In these United States who are not steeped In superstition and who are grand enough and great enough not to tax us for the hollow mockery of the senseless prayers of an orthodox priesthood It remains for us to elect Presidents of this great public who will administer its affairs godnowhio the skies but in the inter estof t1ieIU LItMI1fiS fttbeelL1tb who wpHtlnV m e factories andrcthe utinos 4Lt rgigdl t itBtto store Pagodas louses ot America into uut u utU Icated to science to liberty tea art and to humanity If you will do this work and do It well we are sure as aI nation of more than a thousand years of peace and happiness and here will be seen the most beautiful home for man that has ever been built since the earth gan her revolutions around the sun American manhood and American wo manhood will become grander objects for the study of future generations than any statuary that was eVer chiseled by a Grecian master the Intellect of our people will become keener and finer than any that ever debated In the man Senate or in the Roman forum Our civilization will become a grander object for the admiration of the world than any painting that ever came forth from the magic touches ot Raphael or Angela music will sing our praises in strains fur sweeter than Bethovens symphonies poetry elogantly dressed and divinely attuned will perpetuate through the far oft centuries yet to come the grandeur and the glory of American manhood It we can destroy the power of the priests ot Jehovah and the priests of Mammon In America the whole earth will soon be encircled with u golden cestim of clasped hands and tile shutouts of universal joy and glad ness will be heard around the entire circumference of the globe like the chimes of u mighty bell hung in the blue canopy above us I now declare this Congress open and ready for busi ness and let me express the hope that the calm clear light of reason will guide you in all your deliberations and that no confusion or friction will be permitted to mar the beauty and grandeur of your glorious undertaking TREASURERS REPORT Treasurers report of the National Liberal Party submitted to the Execu tire Committee February RECEIPTS Receipts from all sources from October to February 4465 EXPENSES FOR SAME DATE Salary 6t Secretary for month at 420 6000 Postage and Stationary for ciety C23r Paid Central Traffic Association 1100 Advertising Expenses Connected with Cincinnati Congress 1905 Typewriting Expenses Connected with Cincinnati Congress Lecture Expenses Connected with Cincinnati Congress 1075 Rent Expenses Connected with Cincinnati Congress 1550 incidental Expenses Connected 530wItl1Treasurers Book Cash on Hand February 27086 4405 certify the above to he correct MORGAN WAMSLHY Treasurer N L P At Richmond Va a railroad lost sermons belonging to Rev Dr W P Hines a jury allowed him 150 each ese iAt St Patricks church In Cleveland Moran became insane and was sent to the Insane asylum FILTHY DIG CHRISTIAN icannot see how any man who c1l1s1himself a Liberal can support Roosevelt for President of the United States sInceinow we havo the National Liberal tjl party with which to ally himself and more especially when we remember that this party had Its bum on the birthday t ol Tom PaIne give below from Roosevelts Life of Gouverneur Morris the passage In is which Rosevelt calls Paine a filthy little AtheistnOne expression In hIt language Is so Jrorobscene literature for the publication a of which Comstock should have Roose veil sent to the penileHilary The pass age lFOneThin was Thomas Paine the Engllsh f Ij81lchof bin life hail been as Ignoble as It was varied lie had been elected to tho convention and having sided with the Glronde was thrown Into prison by i the Jacobins He at once asked Morris fff 1awould liu saved by his own Inslgnlfl jt cuiicri and would serve his own Inter leats heat by keeping still So the filthy V little Atheist had to stay In prls on where lie amused himself by ITtpupllshlng a pamphlet against Jesus Christ tiara are Infidels and In fidels Paine belonged to the va a rlety whereof America possesses at present one or two shining exam leHthat apparently esteems u bladr4 4 der of dirty water as the proper with which to assail Christianity It Is not a type that appeals to the sympa thy of an onlooker be said onlooker re ligious or otherwise Roosevelt says of Paine UHe amused i himself by publishing apam against Jesus Christ RooseltThat line alone shows that Is a mean bigoted ly ingrChristian Roosevelt5535 Pain Wote against JesuClir t th IcIttslthatlnithsu- dw Ut au uu aJ written a more beautiful eulogy ofwJesus Christ tltollowsNothing that Is here said can applyteven with the most distant disrespectm to the real character of He was u virtuous and amiable man JIThe morality that he preached and practiced was of tho most benevolent kind and though similar systems of morality had been preached by Conffucius and by some of the Grtek tlosophers many years before by the C Quakers since and by good men In all ages it has not been exceded by any J He preached most excellent morality and the equality of man but tri 1antIvengeance of this whole order of priest hood The accusation which those Ioternment might have secret apprehen IW aloft of the effect of his doctrine as well as the Jewish priests neither is it 3 improbable that Jesus Christ had In contemplation the delivery of the Jew ish nation from the bondage ot the Romans Between the two howev r this virtuous reformer and reUg1ontstillost his life He was the 11iisou of God in like manner that everykother persou ItJfor the Creator J Father of all V Jesus Christ founded no new system He called men to the practice of model virtues and thoJbelief of one God The great trait in his character is philanthropy t From Free SocietyAnarchist Chicagotwas talking of tools There is t Moore bt Lexington Ky who In the lust issue ot his Blue Grass Blade emitted this gentle retrain I t This Anarchy racket has made a mighty change In my views of the free r press am now of the opinion that no i man should he allowed to edit t funtil he been examined by moraillyVipetent board pronounced t and intellectually fitted for It Charley is away oft Were Mr MadlJ1iit den to adopt his foolish suggestion Ken i t the universe would loose the t 1ver1Hllllhueut VinthatIff what ho or do t t Irlendvtval was stopped because It made Mlsa jil4 jfrlkrAtman dropped dead while singing Rock + of Ages at a religious revival xi i 1ff1i RdliJI j r BLUE GRASS BLADE SUPERSTITION An address delivered at the Congre of the National Liberal Party Cln clnnntl Jan 27 1902 BY DR E A WOOD The history of Superstition Is th history of mans long struggle deepest savagery anti darkest Igno rahce up through all the painful jOllr ney toward tho light of science nnll growing Intelligence It has been a pitiful and cruet path way this journey every step has been marked by a trail of blood every man has tried to advance tried to clear away the mist of Ignorance from the brain has had to pay the penalty or death Imprisonment or ostracism cordIng to the ago in which he Ihed How many ages passed before any advance was ever made whatever can only be a conjecture but the firsr doubt was the first step In advance Fear has been the beginning of Superstition and worship anl1 also when superstition became esta llshert that very fear kept it alive so fear and superstition have alwars walked hand dn hand Ignorance Is always conservative always sure It Is right It wants no change It Is afraid of anything that would disturb Its monotonous calm It Is easier to think as you have been taught to think It takes effort an energy to depart from the establish order so an Ignorant man Is mentally lazyEvery religion Is based upon superstitions that He far back of It All has been a growthan evolution from the belief that all nature was 1 storehouse of Invisible beings dIrect- Ing their attention to man to a Imow ledge that all is under the domain of law Savage man evidently wpndere from whence he came what he we here forand what was to be his flni destiny To trace all of mans belle from their beginning would be Impos- sIble It Is a long long road from creation to evolution from signs an wonders to the fixed laws of nature from magic to modern science MIJHons of years must have passed before man learned to bring his hand and his brain Into partnership The savage explains phenomen from the standpoint of the snperna ural because that Is his world JIll horizon of the known was so small Outside of this is the unknowi In that world of the unknown he live Everything to him Is a mystery H has to explaInwith another mystery As knowledge Increases mans horizon of the known enlarges He Ihes less outside of the circle and more 6n the inside until today metaphysics ana speculations upon the unknown are based entirely upon the material and the known unusual events eartl quakes comets etcfilled the savag brain with awe wonder and fear It y an Injury resulted he looked upon the event as being directed at him persor ally He was Intensely selfish as individual afterwards selfish as to himself and his family after that th tribe After advancement had been Jiprogress long god was th 1 upon hlni as aTOhg His gods chat acter was human and was reflect from the minds of those who created him The wicked gods could be sort ened by flattery and presentsthe good ones could be made ugly by neglect The wicked gods would naturally obtain the largest offerings and the longest prayersjust as In despotic countries the greatest tyrant receive the most liberal offerings His god took special Interest In the people who created him He fough their battles His hands stayed the plague averted calamities or brought prosperity A victory meant that his god was more powerful than his ene- mIes god If a calamity did happen If battles were lostthen their god must be displeased and somethIng must be done to placate him As god have always had wants and desires were pleased or displeased with about the same thing as their followers w uld naturally follow that offerings would seem necessary In order to keei him gootl natured A warlike people would offer up the victim animal humanprobably an enemy for you know the smell of burning flesh has- always been a sweet savor to the nos tills of even our own Jehovah pastoral people would place on their altar the products of the soil or tage as an offering In the belief that their deity would smile once more up on them So sacrifice was early estab lished as necessary part of primitive worship and has had its place In all religions from most remote periods until the present time The actual yearly sacrifice of life has been replaced by the sacrifice of one individual for all humanity The doing of penancesfastIng and prayers are all that is left of a once universal cus torn The first organized form of worship was the worship of the sun It was a god that gave warmth and light and was the source of all that made life possible The giver of all good and perfect gifts The author of life and all that was conducive to happiness and enjoyment All the festivities holidays had to do with the coming anti going of their sod For he seemed to go away from the earth for a time During his absence nothing grew nothing was produced As the sun gan to return they celebrated his ing with songs of Joy and praise All their festivities have an astro nomical meaning and refer to dIffer- ent times of the year At the vernal equinox they celebrated the beginning of the New Yearknown as the Fee tival of Flowers We still celebrate the same event with flowers but de stroy Its beauty by attaching another meanllng to an event which originally was beautiful After a time they began to give a personality to their gods and desses Good and evil still have a per sonality In our present God and Devil Scarcely a custom or dogma but what has been borrowed from the past Handed down through custom rile kneeling In prayer Is the atti tude of the slave The closing of the eyes in pulpit supplications Is only a relic of the sure worshiper addressing his god The extended clasped hands the attitude of the conquered ex pressing mutely his willingness hi shackled After Its further development their religion became a collection of astra nomlcal allegories giving a person Ity to most of tho heavenly bodies all having life and movement and playing each his part In the gleat drama of their dally life Dastng their religion on their sstout of allegorical astronomy tin originated the anthropomorphic or man God Time and the teaching of the priesthood made them sacred the became to be believed In as sBCIed and their personifications as real ler sonages who once lived upon the earth for the good of mankind performtt miracles and wonders to prove their celestial origin returning to heart from whence uiey came It Is ea to see and understand that primal religion was founded on the worship of personified nature At first religion had no bearing on Unit temporal rewards and punish ments was Insufficient to restrain tite crImeIhoraCe future punishments anti Ie wards appealing to hopes and fears In an Imaginary future life As the religion grew It became more comp cated developing dogmas ordinance anniversaries personifications at symbols The educated priesthood of course must have known that all was symbolical and allegorical Only tha- Ignorant masses were taught that It was all real and true and revelatlc front on high In our present system can be seen the relics of old The Trinity Is much older than Christianity The last sup perthe fall of manthe remIssIon of sInsthe atonement date far back to a forgotten age Originally these allegories or as trononomlcal stories were beautiful In their conception and application but when they became misconstrue warped and twisted out of all sea blance of their form to mean some thing entirely foreign to their original purpose they are meaningless foolish childish Robert tyigersoll in speaking of the myths and fables says We read tli pagans sacred book with profit and delight With myth and fable we arc ever charmed and find a pleasure In the endless repetition of the beauttfi poetic and absurd We find In all these records of the past philosophic cud dreams and efforts stained with tears of great and tender souls who tried to pierce the mystery of life and death to answer the eternal question of whence and whither and mini sought to make with bits of shatter glass a mirror that would in ver truth reflect the face and form of nu tures perfect self These myths were born of hopes and fears anti tears and smiles al1ll they touched and colored all there Is of joy anti grief between the rosy dawa of birth and deaths sad night They clothed even the stars with pas slon and gave to Gods the virtues faults and frailties of the sons of met In them the winds andvaves were music and all the lakes and stream land apringg the mountains wood rf u TheT hrllled iho veins lf sprlni with tremulous desire mads tawn Summers billowed breast the thron arid homo of love filled Autumn arms with sun kissed crapes and gathered sheaves and pictured Wlr ter as a weak old king who felt tilt Lear upon his withered face Cordc has tears These myths though false arc beau tlful and have for many ages and In countless ways enriched the hear and kindled thought But If the world were taught that all these things are true and all Inspired of God and that eternal punishment will be the lot of him who dares deny or doubt thi sweetest myth of all the Fablewoils would lose Its beauty and become a scorned and hateful thing to eel bravo and thoughtful man The dark nightmare of the MleltlU AgesIts mixture of piety Ignorance anti Insanity Is gone It Is a blot upon history that we are trulj ashamed of Its doctrines of antlnat urallsm nearly wiped out all Intelll gcnce anti made man worse than the savage who was at least naturelov IngAll the vagaries myths and dog mas of those dark days were founded upon faith and not reason Every- thIng that was natural was sinful The very Instincts Implanted in us by na ture for a purpose were looked upon as only traps for our destruction and of the devil Felix Oswald says that For fifteen centuries the pilot of the church lured our forefathers to a whirlpool of mental and physical degeneration till the storms of the Protestant re volt enabled them to break the spell of the fatal eddies and like a swim mer saving his naked life mankind has struggled back to the rescuing rocks of our mother earth Lured by the twinkle of reflected stars we have plunged Into the mael strom of Anti natuumaiism and after regaining the shore by utmost efforts- It seems now time to estimate the expenses of the adventure The suppression of science has re arded the progress of mankind for a thousand years For a century or two the Mediterranean peninsulas still Ingered In tho evening twilight of pagan civilization but with the con Irmed rule of the church the gloom of Itter darkness overspread the homes at her slaves and the delusions of hat dreadful night far exceeded the worst superstition of pagan barbar Ism The cloud of universal Ignorance was broken only by a few Ing lights who owe almost of their distinction to the glimmerI arkness We cannot state of society more Intellectual Improvement of mankinl than one which admitted no middle line between dissoluteness and tan Ical mortifications No original writer of any m nroseal1l1 learning may be said to have languished In a region of twilight for the greater part of a thousand jars In 992 It was asserted that scarcely a single person was to be founll In Rome Itself who knew the- I1rst elements of letters Not one IIrlest of a thousand In Spain aboutI tbo ago ot Cbarjemange could address i L it letter of salutation to In that midnight hour of unnnturni superstition every torch hearer was persecuted as an enemy of the humn race Bruno Campanella Kysler Van Splnozahad nuoukisI1 all hut the stoutest champions of light and freedom From the tenth to the end of the sixteenth century not less than 300 000 hereticsthat is scholars atlll freelnquirers hall to expiate their love of truth In the flames of the stale The systematic suppression of free dom in the very Instincts of the man mind turned Christian Europe In to a universal slave pen of boudage antI tyranny there wero only cap tlves anti jailors abject serfs and their Inhuman masters Freedom found 1 refusing only In the fastness of the mountains In the wars against the pagan Saxons the last freemen of the plains were slain like wild beasts a thousand of their brave leaders wet beheaded on the market square of Quendllnburg thousands were imprl oned In Christian convents or Ilrag ged to the bondage of feudal Vand cc cleslastlc slave farms whore the learned to envy the peace of the dra1 and the freedom of the lowest saY ages The joyhating Insanities of the unnatural creed blighted the lives of thousands and trampled the flower of earth even on the bleak soil ot North Briton whqre the children of nature need every hour of resplt from cheerless toll All social pleasures says Buckle all amusements anll all Joyful Instincts of the human hearts were denounced as sinful The clergy looked on all comfort as sinful In themselves merely because they were comforts The great object of life was to be In a stalc of constant affliction Whateve pleased the senses was to bo pected It mattered not what a liked tho more the fact of Ills liking It made It sinful Whatever was natural was wrong of the Middle Ages prltUIa second time The sacrifices of fifteen centuries have failed to purchase the millet luin of the Galilean Messiah and the time has come to seek salvation by n different road One by one the god are passing away and are only like a terrible dream that we would like to forget The cross Is no longer an en blent of deliverance but of enslavement We only exchanged the three gods with one head of the Hindoos ion the one god with three heads wIth no appreciable difference as to re lMen Hus ley have done a wonderful work In clearing the Intellectual atmosphcr of these batlike creatures that can only thrive in darkness u n of science has got above the ler to g o down again till t ole of mankind has sunk Into lvlotu Although we are so far au ntus not be too sanguine andf imagine tkeaT r onilfeit ildute th civilized world today got foolish superstitions to beVpote nd although they are on thesha WI of what they were y are ngerouus and to the exte t that they ire believed In they ensla e and warp rite brain All through history there ha beet about every so often a craze i delu slon or superstition which a first might only have been a belief Wltcli craft was believed to be true k ng fore It becaine an Insane perse ntlon The crusades were crazes whlcl were periodical In their nature and were tine to mental exaltation and re igloui zeal and bigotry These superstitions did not cease with the dark nes There havd beet several outbreaks of what Is knowr as the dancing mania They were unusually started during a religIous revival and became epidemic spread Ing rapidly until a whole cummunlti would become epileptic for Christs sake These generally occured some back out of the way settlement where the people had more emotion than sense They very seldom occur now as physicians have pretty thorougly demonstrated that It was a morbid Psychological condition and not the Holy Ghost that was the ex oltlng cause Spiritualism had tho attention of the whole country for a number of years Every village had its circle of de votees waiting for messages from de parted friends Many became medium istlc Claryvoyants became too com mon to be Interesting Table tipping table rapping and other physicaj pIll nomena made converts by the thou antis until Keller the magician re produced all tricks of tho mediums and more besides and not only that but very much better than the spirits lad ever done lao continued exposure of mediums that had long anti successfully bamboozled the wonder loving public has drIven that part of the business out of existence forever Just at present Christian Science Is on top with mental healing close hInd One of the unexplainable things about Chrlstaln Science Is their denial of the existence of the real and terial and what we call the unreal and unsubstantial they call the Teal thing They say that pain sickness and sufferIng are Imiglnary that we do not suffer when sick we only think so If that Is so then one might fer that happiness pleasure and leallli are also Imiglnary utthey- do not reason that way which shows hat they are not logical To give you a fair Idea of their real position I will cite a case in appears that a woman In Kansas SUfIjndance but a few days when the child lied and the mother was sum loned to give her reasons why she hall not procured the services of a edlcal man Site was asked by the- judge to demonstrate the principles of ChrIstian Science and the following iBversatloa ensued Iri fin What do you by denioi stratlng the principles of ScienceI ChristianI l that site daughter an understanding truths of Christian How did she do ScilJnceIMentally and What do you moan by montall and audibly Mrs Balrd repeated certain word and read from tho Christian Selene text books on tho unreality of Ills ease and the allncss of God Did you call Mrs Baud In to store your daughter to health Ve called lieu In to Instruct tho chlln In the spirit Vc put out thoughts of disease by Impartln truth We not recognize any Ills ease What is called disease Is crro We drive out error with truth Is it Mrs Utlrds business to cllle disease Site demonstrates Suppose she demonstrates and tho person tiles what then In that case It would bo tho fanlt of the demonstration Do you know of Mrs Balrds trea Ing other cases Yes If you mean demonstrating other cases Does site receive fees for her sor Suppose a person hall an arm broken what would you say to that That would be an Illusion suppose tIle arm were cut off what then Would that bo an Illusion too Yes Your daughter Is dead Is that an Illusion Yes The above Is an excellent example of the pornlclousness of the tenet Ings of Christian Scientists amI should tend to open the eyes of tho public The great beauty merit of Clinic than Science in the eyes of Its devotee that It alllnns tho thing that Is nol and denies the thing that is It has to male grudging concessions to the law of gravitation anti a few ordinary pr mary conditions of existence In a kind of way It admits that certain to the bodily frame may Imaplr activity and even destroy life That a man cannot walk wltl out legs or do much useful thinking without his head ate propositions which It has not yet seen Its way to combat but It takes Its revenge on the s stem of visible things by comprehensive dc nlals In a host of matters only a little less Indisputable It scornfully fuses to recognize pain or function Irregularities of any kind Fevers In digestions inflamations and the whole trIbe of maladies which challenge the physicians art have no foundation In reality and only need to be suitably Ignored to be put to flight If Job ot old could only have planted hinted at the Christian Science point of view he could have got rid rif his bolls short order anti perhaps saved him self from the Interminable and not over dhecrful discourses of his many friends The great remedy as reconi mend today In Chris an Science des l not to think alnut thcsd thIngs atrtlliund In n cannot thlnl hard nough to for a ChrIstian Science adept ti vou Tho aelep will then with ful and cnthu- slastlcnendacl Vm you that you havent any rhcun Hn or sciatica or whatever It may bejMvd If you should point ruefully to the aftfected part wit exclaim Why that Isnt you thati a mere mess of matter and you art a soul a spirit You ought to rules your matter and not let your matter rule you This is a point In the pro ceedlngs at which the faith of the suf ferer Is sometimes severely tried Cases have been known In which breaking Into language neither wholly Christian nor rigorously scientific the patient haul demanded to know why If that wasnt hImeven grammar abomln1ableup to date tho satisfactory answer ol Christian Science to that partlculat question has not been formulated A man was once persuaded to cqn suit a Christian Science doctor by one who believed In that doctrine He presented himself to the doctor He was told that slcuness and disease were Imaginary and 4f he could only bring himself to Imagine he were well he would be well Alter further ex planation and a season of prayer the doctor Informed the patient that ho was all right That through the er of mind over matter he was made whole and sound He took up his hat anti started for the door The doctor asked him If ho had not forgotten something He replied He guessed not The doctor Informed him that that there was a small fee ofiO con looted with the case Well doctor row Just Imagine you have that 10 md you will inure It Now If the ease and sickness are effects of Imag- Ination then of course the euro must Imaginary If mind has such a power over mat- tel why Is it that when tho matter composing tho braIn becomes Injured or diseased the mind becomes cor espondingly affected That wo sist Is not a delusion A broken bonb or a diseased organ Is very real to an unbeliever and It seems strange to one who has not received evidence that tine common things of life can be so completely Ignored as to deny heir existence think the unbQllover shows more real faith than tlio poOr fool who claims to live by It We have faith in the laws of nature Iin the laws of cause and effect We that If wo violate law cprtaln results follow If we conform to mw other and better results follow Ex erlcnco teaches us to conform to certain requirements of our being for our own good We most of us know what causes sickness and what stores us to health To say those things are not realities is to Ignore the evidence of our own senses through only which we can gain lowlcdge Is to show ourselves to be f r worse than fools Any one who nares facts Is certainly a lunatic The trouble with tho believers In this par cnlar cult Is that they believe too much The hope have In respect to It is that In time It will pass away and bo remembered only ns a torn porary craze What we object to most of all In a craze of this kind Is tine making of little children the Innocent victims of their crazy foolishness The fact that Christian Scientists and Mental Huhlcrs or heelers ninny enter to tho wealthy and advise ab prIceIInto common every lIar Ism and die a natural amllIguoinlnoi death Students In Occultism ate all tli rngc among certain classes who haven longing for the spiritualor the sui llmlnal self whatever that may be Astiology still has Its followers who believe tine stars Interfere In human affairs Thcosophy hall few follower unit they lately split Into three dlvl Ions each one claiming to be the only and original genuine body of Hovers In relncarnatlon The trouble with all these hlghl attenuated spiritual cults seems to bl their absurd claims to occult powers miraculous cures that belong to an age of myth long since passe away The always proceed Crom ono absurd claim to another until their followers btcome suspicious and then comes division dlssentloi and degeneracy Casson says fife mystic Is alaiabsolutely selfcentered His own fatospinittuai or otherwise Is his on ly concern anti whenever his Intel rlty Is tested In ordinary matters It Is generally found to be of the pOOl est quality His virtue Is as spnrlou as his revelations lie Is not an vanced thinker or loot but fat Uelow the average or ordinary mcii Myst clsm flourishes only among uncritical and credulous It does not In vlto criticism Its prophets avoid Ills cusslons and appear before audience that ate passive and receptive as a row of ralnharrels If they are stopped In the midst of their and asked for exact definitions they de dane In the most approved fashIon that the high truths they ate pn claiming cannot be explained to a questioner who lacks spiritual compre- hensIon To tully comprehend the extent to which the study of the occult has reached It Is necessary to notice some of tho literature publlsho monthly In our largo cities Mag zlnes ate being published by the score that promise to develop the soul put you In touch with the Infinite find your subliminal self for you and learn you how to use It or teach to find the Radiant Centre You can take your choice of tommy rot for a dollar a year or much loss at clubbIng are people who are much con corned about the Holy Sabbath They are persistent In their attempts to preserve Its sanctity anti deprive hang numbers of people of tho only day the have In which to enjoy themselves or break the monotony of their llnlly toll They are seeking every opportunity to legislate us back to a purl tanlcal Sunday with no rational os cuse for doing so They are sImply olfcUmt subject and their zeal 6vOrrldClBg gt minonHteiisi itIeiv can oncjfahce of time be any mor holy than another What tho workmei anti toilers need Is change of scene social Intercourse with friends am relations In the summer an exceu slon Into the woods with wife and bn Piesa trip to the farm of a cousli or unclo once a week would do more to preserve their health and vigor titan a two days snooze la a church pew Open parks gymnasiums and playgrounds to the youngsters the seums and zoological gardens to thou elders with music every where What Is hotter for any country any people than liapplness for the greatest numbers What Is more pro ductlve of Joy tItan a love of nature How can we better foster It than bj trips to the hills valleys and woods Who would not rather listen to the bali ble of the woodland stream the song ol the meadow lark and robin than the doleful songs of the sanctified Let us Imitate the ancient Greeks with their countless holidays devoted to sport and recreation that made them the fittest race of people physl cally and Intellectually the world has ever known We have got to reckon with these bigots at the ballot box yet and tho sooner we do that the sooner we can enjoy our birthright As a society that Is to be a part of our workto protect our liberties If they ever get the upper hand of us good bye to human liberty from that time on till we again throw off tho terrible yoke of oppression We must light anti fight hard until our liberties are assured There are many other minor super ttltlons that still prevail which seen to have a hold on people although they cannot themselves explain why It Is If you ask a fairly Intelligent man why he believes that walking under a ladder Is a sign that ho will have bad luckhe will fall to give you n eason except perhaps that ho ilways heard so or they say so No ono has ever been ruble to explain any relation between the dropping of p dish cloth on floor and having ompany Thousands of people bo love In lucky arid unlucky days num bels signs and stars Many people ellevo that Friday Is an unlucky day on which to commenco a journey to tarry or transact business Tho only reason that I ever heard for this belief was that Is was Friday It is thought dangerous for thirteen eoplo to sit at a tablo and dlno gether It would not be at all strange If out of a tablo of thirteen sit tlnj together should die In a years time There are thousands of unlucky thIngsomens antI warnings but all itclllgent people know they ate surd and they are gradually being Iculed out of existence Not many years ago the bones of saInts wore supposed to be especially uilcaciouupin the curing of disease To or to kiss a box contain nl 5 the bone was sufficient If you thInk superstition Is dying out will Iofer you to the following account New York Dec 18 1898 Bare jaded people stood out on tho sIde- walk In East Thirteenth street be tween Second and Third Avenues i TIME TABLE SI LoulRLoulsvlIlP Lint CoiTPsltd Kolinlary l1I2aSOUTHERN RAILWAY No No IDtNo f Lv Iix f am 7tliml1 pni Lv Vor i5M7nni 803 am 118 prn Lv Law 002 mu 825 am Il0pm Lv Such dl0 anti OMftnm DiO pin Ar itti soruim 1015am 700 um ArUdStL 72O 732 Ar vniiHl0im 130 pm 1000 am No handles from Lnwreiicolnirg to Lnulsvlllo sloppcr from Birmingham nnd CliuttnnooKii via Burgln No2 handles from iwrencnburg to St LoulH Hhopor from Cliarlruton via hhitigiiuINo handles parlor curs trout hex ington to Louisville Three trains dally between Louis ville nnd Lexington Special iiidiiLHuirnts made to honto sccktfs looking for homes In tho South and Southwest T SWIFT T Lexington Ky f W MORGAN DT Lexington C STKWAUTT P Lexington Ky H I1UNGKRFORD P Louis ville Ky ALLEN P St Louis Mo II SPENCER Con Mgr St Louis ihissoinriILEXINTON iEastbound Stations Sunday Sunday P M AM Lv Lexington210 740 Lv Wiutciucstcr2hig 825 Lv L E Junction fl07 837 Lv Clay City110 913- IN Stantolu351 923 jLvI Lv Beattyvillo Jtinc4fiO 1029 Ar Ttickstuut000 1130 Westbound No No Dally Ex Dally Ex Stations Sunday Suuntiay A M P M Lv Jackson1 20 C2B Lv Beattyvillo Junta 218 72G Lv Toinent289 747 Lv Natural Bridge 2ri2 801 Lv Stanton j323 828 Lv Clay Clt3 837 Lv L E Junction 403 910 I23tAIj R BARR CHARLES SCOTT General Manager Gen T R MORGAN Sol Pass Ageutu LOUISVILLEHENDERSON ST LOUIS R DOUBLE DAILY TRAINS nnTW1HNa Louisville and St ouisIParlor Cars on Trains Pullman Sleepers Night For rales ami urlhrr Informalloa artlresllIL J IRWIN p WEAKNESS MEN AND WOftlEN Could we read the hearts of every man we meet what a load of sorrow ami would be disclosed Indiscretions and Diseases have caused more physical and mutual wrecks than all other causes combined They itrlko at the foundation of manhood they sap tile vital forces they undermine the system and not do they often disrupt the family circle but poisonousfatigshave been a victim of eirly habits rememlwrtlio U sown and sooner or later yon will reap a harvi st If your has teuii diseased from any caus not risk a return later Our Method Treatnu nt will positively cure you and you neid never fear any return of the disease We will give you a guarantee bond to that effoctWe would w rn you sincerely ataliiRt tho promiscuous use of mercury w1lkl does not cure poison but simply suppresses tho symptoms i PAY4Dontwhich weakens tile Intellect us a8 body There no room tills world mental or sexual dwarfs theINew Method Treatment will topuli natural Losses Purify the en the Nerves Restore Vitality and make a man of you If are trouble rail WeItreatrlcocele Stricture Unnatural Discharges Qleet Kidney and bladder Vlsluses No icuUlntr or operations No detention from busimrs confidential sultation Free Pree Question blank Pace fur Treatment ores- KENNEDYS KERGAN e 528 Walnut StreetfCINCINNATI OHIO 5i 4 I J vi f i I BLUE GRASS BLADE Ii t ithlR afternoon liecnusc they woro un to get Into tho Church or Our Lady queen ot angels where a relic of St Anthony of Padua was exposed for veneration The relic Is a very small hit If bono of the forcarin about the length anti breadth of a lit Ho finger null and was obtained by the Capuchin friars of tho church In East Thirteenth street after many pe tltlona from a very reverend superior of tho Basilica In Padua Italy It v was received on Saturday and was placed today In itt glass case on the altar of the special chapel of St thony on the left of the church with appropriate ceremonies Three ojcloclc was tho time set for the special service and before that hour the church was packed to the doors At the head of a solemn pro cession the relic was borne to Its placd on the new altar of St An thony of Padua Father Denaventuro Frey preached a sermon In German and Rev Dr Wall of the church of Holy Rosary spoke In English He itiecoiiiitej tho virtues of St Anthony i his hearers to take the saint for their example In life At the close of tile service tho peo plo pressed forward In line to look at the relic anti kiss the case In which It I Is kept Afterward the devout German wo men stood about In little groups talk ing eagerly of the churchs new trcas lire and hoping each one for aid front It In some tribulation for St Anthony of Padua Is famed not only for this t healing of diseases but for the lighten- Ing of all Ills of life What makes It more sail Is to liavt an educated priesthood encourage the delusion among their followers Does JanY one believe for an Instant that a or a bishop would result to an old bono If ho were taken suddenly think a good doctor would be tho first one called on Does any one doubt that tho left foot of a rabbit would not cure just as many stoIc people If they thought It this bone of a saint- mention a few of these smaller or minor superstitions to show how easily tho ordinary Individual Is In fluenced or swayed by what he him self cannot explain or account for Many of our Ideas antI the things that we practice aro kept allvo by cus tom and fear of what Mrs Grundy might say Eating fish on Friday has grown to be a custom from what orig inally was a religious obligation the t belief being that It was displeasing to God to eat othqr meat on that day i Who that eats fish on Friday at this r day does so front any fear of the dis pleasure of the Almighty I We go hack to the beliefs and su perstitions of our savage ancestor er readily It Is a sort of mental reversion In tho presence of a great calamity people often become panic stricken and press and pulpit will count for it as a Visitation of Prov idence for the sins of the people What the particular sin Is Is never pointed out so we gain nothing by this experience KA little boy who attended the fun of ono hits playmates asked nintlioivift1iiRh rlehtr the thq doctor This preacher mtYiHicS death was brought about 5y a strange dispensation of Prov idcnce while the doctor claimed that It was green apples Only five years ago tho Governor of Wisconsin appointed a day of fast Ing and prayer asking the people to assemble In their several places of worship and ask God to remove from their midst a plague grasshoppers In tho meantime the State Bacter lloglst been Investigating and ex perimenting until a remedy had been found the Governors proc lamatlonxunnecessary Ten years ago a talented lawyer ployed by a Long Island railroad In the railroad against a suit In causing the death of 1defenillng claimed that as no known have been discovered as of theuccldent It must bo an act of God and therefore thoI company was not responsIbleImention these cases to show how easily people revert to old cus toms and ancient ideas as soon as nnI opportunity presents You will naturally ask what is to beI the cure for superstition- If I Ignorance Is tho cause then ed ucation must be the cure Place In the hands of the young or the old for that matter good books sensible hooks When they read history have them read thin dark as well as this pop t ular side Every Liberal Society ought to have a courso of popular lectures that would entertain as well as Instruct Fight all encroachments on your own childrens liberties Fight tho Bible reading anti prayers in our Public Schools Fight tho Sabbatarians lI their god In the constitution measure Bring all these questions before the public In news papers Discussion and agitation make people think If they think hard enough and long enough they will act Ridicule Is a strong fac tOI In arousing this mentally lazy Ingersoll wlth all his matchless elo his unanswerable logic cmailsthat terrible cutting ridicule of his than all else that he over said When a mans belief looks foolish to self he hIS ilot lost Ills enthusiasm for good Tho Secular Sunday School would hol great factor In tho education ot tho young If it were supported by Lib erals as It mIght bo Their own work would do a lasting good and result In the devolpment of manly men antI noble women Unfortunately we aro born Into the world with everything ready made and prepared for us Our religion Is formulated for us and we aro expected to believe It mostly because It Is our mothers The catechism with Its questions and answers all cut and dried beforehand ISllUt Into our a hands as soon as can read and we are not allowed to ask questions outside of Its covers because It Is j wicked You are expected to bo Pa trlotlc not to tho whole worldbut- to your own particular country You aro told that your countrrIs tho best of them allyour ore the very best people on this globe Your fathers political partyno matter which t J I vL Is this purest A mistake or a llo taught to a child for a fact Is believed bo tho truth alter he becomes a Ito So you seo how wo aro hampered biased from tho very start Wo grow up free and independent We belong to soinO particular church political party or faction and they use us soul and hotly Is It any wonder progress Is so slow There Is much to excuse much to pity and condone In our fellowmcn when we think of the hold that custom and fashion have hud on their lives lIItUontwUlIUllllhope man so he could wall under a ladder without crossing himself although he could never be induced to sit at a ta bIn where them were thirteen When a Ulan tells you ho believes in dreams signs and wonders It Is difficult to decide just how to clear his mind of Its rubbish You cannot by enacting a law nmks people sane or sensibleI many Liberals have become discouraged with thin work and lire leaving the future to evolution lint that Is not our motto We have no heaven In the clouds to work for wo must try to create a real one here What we can novel know what no man can comprehend let It go It Is of no use except to cloud the brain and If followed to Its logical conclu sion mysticism will only make us dreamers and useless members of so ciety What we need today Is men men who can think and work Men who care moro for this world We will have our reward In knowing that our chlldrdh will escape much that we have lund to unlearn Is It nothing to free mind Is It nothing to fill the world with light with discovery with science Is It nothing to digni fy man and exalt the Intellect Is It nothing to grope your yay Into tho dreary prisons the damp and drop ping dungeons this dark and silent cells of superstition where the souls of men are chained to floors of stone to greet them like a ray of light like tho song of a bird the murmur of a stream To see the dull eyes open mill grow slowly bright to fool yourself grasped by the shrunken and unused lands antI hear yourself thanked by a strange anti hollow voice Is It noth- Ing to conduct these souls gradually Into the blessed light of tlnto let them see again thin happy fields this sweet green earth and hear tho ever lasting music of tho waves Is It noth- Ing to make men wipe this dust from their swollen knees this tears from their blanched and furrowed cheeks Is it a small thing to rid tho heavens of an Insatiate monster and write upon this eternal home glittering with stars the great word Freedom Is It a small thing to quench the flames of hell with tho holy tears of pity to unbind this martyr from the stake break allchalns put out tho fires of civil war to stay tho sword of the fanatic and tear the bloody hands of the church from tho white throat of Science Is It a small thing to make men trul- yfreqta destroy tho dogmas of Igno rance powce pois oned fables of superstition and drive 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that believe one great reason- sthat was not sent to this penitentiary second time for printing It Is thnt the presiding judge In tho United Stm 5urywhole court room uncontrollable withI laugther Price of It was formerly cents each of ofr We sell now sell them cents each or for 1tI believe Blade lio Virgin Mary GEO MACDONALD PREACHES MY DOCTRINE ON THE LIQUOR QUESTION the Truth Seeker of Feb George Mrtcdonald In his Observations says about tho liquor question exactly what believe was a party Prohibi tionist until learned from actual ex perience with Judas Iscarlol Rucker that n typical Christian Prllilbltlonist will unit a utah penitentiary hecause lit opposes the Christian re MacdonuldH utterance Is follows It Is good to witness thin agitation going on an open Sunday New York hut thin popular arguments used by the advocates do not appear to me to be sound or consistent The whole effort Is concentrated on the relief of saloon keepers It Is pleaded by Mr District Attorney Jerome that restrIc- tions on the Sunday sale of liquors chucks odium on the business and makes It tough for tho children of the man who sells rum which is the flimsi est argument ever heard The truth Is the liquor business Is odious on its own merits Owing to the effect of alcohol on the human system it de moralizes as was observed by Colonel Ingersoll those who make It those who sell It and those who drink it Such in fact Is its degrading Influ ence that it often so affects Prohibi tionists who neither make sell nor drink It as to destroy their ability to tell the truth Mayor Low Is at odds with Jerome about the Sunday matter and offers to ease the hard lines of the publicans by permitting them to violate the law to a certain extent The extreme of law so runs his maxim is the extreme of injustice Mr Low Is a humbug Felix Alder defends the saloons and advocates limited Sunday opening for tl em In view of their service as poor mens clubs lib says the home of the poor man does not cultivate his higher nature he must go to the saloon to obtain esthetic effects Mr Adler probably does not take into consider ation how much that the poor mans homo lacks Is duo to his club life as afforded by this saloon So It appears to me that hypocrisy and false pretences are to the front on one side as well as tho other I do not hear from tllese advocates of more liberal Sunday Ikws any demand that the butcher shall be allowed to sell meat on Sundayl Some who talk about personal Utterly do not see what the words e They mall no protest when aH brew peddler on the East Side Is pine and fined for ling a collar button but If one ofthem Is denied his beer by reason or the saloon being closed they emit hcry anent personal liberty The barber cannot shave you on Sunday afternoon theater cannot give a matinee this baseball grounds are deserted the stores are shut up libraries are locked the working man cannot take advantages of his holiday to get ac quainted with tho city he lives in for It Is dead as Nineveh and tho remedy proposed by the reformers Is to open the saloons after church hours The tiling to be opened think Is the statute books at the place where the Sunday laws are printed that the last one of them may be ripped out of the volume tonI every body permitted to liuve till kind of Sunday he prefers Thinke Ingersolls Mantle Has Fatten Upon Mrs Henry Bcechwootl Ills Jan 21 1902 Editor Moore When death took front ns our Ingersoll things looked dark Indeed but felt that his mantle may have fallen upon Mrs Henry In this hope have not been disappoint and while she lives It Is quite cur taut that n potent force will be wield ed for thin enlightenment of mankind to bring selfrespect and Joy where ab ject fear has so long reigned We tuned her clear cut Incisive ut terances thete days tho mote on tie cutout of a tendency In the political arena to drift away from the well earned freedom of our earlier days Old world Ideas anti methods are carrying us away from the simple republican ways of our ancestors In dividual opportunities and privileges aro being disregarded while a vast re tinue of officials and vampires are sucking the lifeblood of the nation If account Is taken of the tremend ous amount of energy employed foru Christs sake which hue for Its objec ive purpose the salvation of man rout Inherited sin It would seem heI tool on n good land of that much de lined cOl1lmodltIWhen man arises to nn appreciation f his own rightful position antI as eits roundly and soundly that suchI old tiniu myths do not touch him we expect some rational action 0110 evidence that ho realizes ho huts as man as Judge Hat Ian ex pressed It get quite exasperated when I hear everlasting clatter about doIngI his or that as Christ or God would ave us do What man owes lo present an the future to do Is what will servo make of tho earth a home for beings where well applied yI and moral and intelligent action wi secure a reasonable chance for enjoy inent Interests of Christ and have always diverted mans attention from tho npportimlly nature has fered him here If the Christian plan salvation us it comes down to us through the conflict of ages in the culmination oi theological thought It Would e well iou theologers to tale a rest Until man arises to a higher plane than acting trout puro selfish ness and front abject toni the result of his action will conform to the bare ness of lila motives Low motives al ways result In low effects high mo lives In grand and beneficent conditions High ideals can never be realized except by the total elimination of the selfish element so strongly appealed to in the Christian plan of salvation All true culture Is necessarily based on the general good Love is at the heart of all high endeavor but must be broad and catholic must not be bounded by humanity alone must In clude all sentiment dentureS Our sympathies Should not only extend to the Inhabitants of other worlds In our own system hint should reach out to thin myriad planetary systems in illi mitable space This fault with thin mis sionary system of our time Is that it seeks to thrust upon otheis by force vague and unreal Ideas of a future life of which they neither know nor can know anything Tho essential matter Is the real Improvement of all the surroundings where we now are so that by the application of more ration al and beneficent thought each Indi vidual shall have less anxiety anti sol more comfort and good will and sympathy may everywhere pre vail JAMES II CHAIN D For the Blue Grass Blade THE SACRAMENT By William Qulgley McGregor Iowa Sweet sacrament and dinner too rlglteous plan to save Wo slng thy praise and merit true While shoe we ever crave 0 Lord mayest thou forever last To feed thy hungry flock Nor shall we wane front over fast Thy flesh and blood In stock tastpSweetyllngrlng pray e more Thatjivo may deeper sip Whuen thy flesh we sparing take jy Sweet lorsel on tongue We thank thee Lord a full round steal Would make us little and strong j V For these wo swap our precious soul Though rough and black with sfh Each worth to thee a ton of gold Nor art thou taken In Says IeIjCapllngor Mills Mo Jan irt 1902 C Moore Blasphemous Wretch two copies of II n B have lately been loft on my door step If knew who did such a dastardly deed would prosecute him There must bo a law for such doings If not thero ought to be hnvf heard that that your vilo paper lias had a large circulation hero for sev eral years and I suppose this accounts for thin dreadful drouth this past sum mel while the morals of our com munity are In a dreadful shape At Sulpher Corner and Polecat churches there Is preaching once a month coil though thin ministers poor men labor hard for souls no souls do they got At out last revival the minister poor man ho hoped hed get enough money to get home on anti get his wife a new dress One thing certain can say our poor preachers hud no such doubts as these to harass their minds before the thus Grass Blade corrupted our people see there Is a man by this name of Kldder that has a letter on this first page called Christian Mercy would hate to be In his shoes at the judgment bur of God to answer for writing such stuff and your punIsh- ment will be just as great for publish- Ing such slanders about our Lord and Savior Indeed think you ought to be punished lucre ami deported to that usual colony you are talking about for anarchists You have no more right to tear down God divine law and religion than the anarchist has to tear dOwn government and human law I think your sin is worse what can be more awful than reviling our blessed Creator antI his blessed son who tiled to save us from everlasting torment Besides such papers ns yours breed anarchy The Ilev C Braden said Atelsm went seed In anarchy Though do tint belong to his church believe he spoke tho truth Any way dont like what you say and hope you will bo deported along with others like you before you cause any more anarchy to sprout in this country faithi the Bluo Grass Blade tliPM OLD SHIP ZION GillcHpIo Moshorvillo Midi TIll sky marine is a sailor bold And much hi mon fur lila craft old tlIIOIIIblind Though all those years they pitched and tossed On reasons rock at lust were 10n1IShe foundered there with a mighty And tho old ship Zion went to smash He Likes the New Party Beechwood III Feb 1902 Blue Grass Blade Read this moment the Cincinnati Congress proceedings Am pleased with this name National Liberal Party and hope It will be a rallying ground for IJrlestsIington and Jefferson and their co workers shauld bear real fruit In Im posing burdens In proportion to beue fits If we can secure Justice and fair play here anxiety respecting other worlds may be left to be met titers Here Is this theater and now la the titan for action When this churches teach science and reason It will he time to free them from taxation When corporations ate subjected to well defined restrictions antI required to arbitrate dlfferances with employes when serious dlffer ences exist when the money metals are coined freely at the old ratio ami tho government secures and controlls all other forms of money we shall be In a fair way to have a peoples gui ernment The tendency now Is the other way at railway speed and the hour Is at hand for people to tale off their coats and roll up their sleeves for uncom- promIsing encounter with the double headed monster kingcraft and priest craft I am going to do something for freedom James H Craln PARKHURST Does Not Believe In the Immortality Of the Soul NEW YORK Jan 27ln a sermon on Immortality Rov Dr Charles H Pnrkhurst In tho Madison Square Presbyterian Church declared against the popular eyangelloul belief that all souls are ImnWtnl lie expressly gave It as his opinion that thin Scripture do not teach immunity of a soul Join ubeath tTmtttlue nuist timi calc of lii life else It will pLlsh utterly either at tho death of the 1ody or alter a longer or shorter period of the life beyond grave For the Bluo Grass Blithe HEAVENI By WI1 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Louisville Ky BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT Y You Can Get The BLUE GRASS BLADE and the TWICEAWEEK COURIERJOURNAL BothOne Year for Only 150 This Is for cash subscriptions only All subscriptions under this combina tion offer must be sent through the othlceMEBESTUN 0 rrnta4 vyAy t BLUE GRASS BlADE i LETTER Read Before the National Liberal Party To tho National Liberal League In Congress assembled at Cincinnati All Hall Defenders of Freethought As one of your members on the Pa const am with you today In thought and feeling and the pen conveys sentiment that the tongue lacks power IP express because of distance You have assembled for the purpose ol doing a great and needed work In the field of Freethought for organization Is ever was and ever will be the basis of power In any movement that engages human effort and attention There Is no other way to accomplish great re sults but In the union of effort Freethinkers would be a power in tillI land with prestige and influence their fellow men they must unite and work together It matters little how numerically strong the Free thinkers of the United States are un less the cohesive power of organization binds them and gives force to tion for Individual effort a weak and puny thing in these days of great com hi nations and concentration There must he a head to the Free thought movement and a system of ac tion and communication among its dev otees or nothing will result of moment or Importance There Is work for Free thought to do and always will be for mental tyranny must he fought and re stricted as long as humanity exists Two forces known as good and evil ever striving for supremacy in the affairI of human life and liberty of thought and action in the Individual will as It always has be subject to opposition and restraint The very nature of re llglon Is restrictive and the religious element In society which Is the most thoroughly organized power in the land determined and persistent In Its fort to hold the human mind In check and to see that liberty of action has boundary The Freethinker Is rroem Inently the friend of freedom he it tal or physical and no well Informed one will dispute or deny the fact that If we have either we must continually tight for them In no other way ear they be preserved or their sphere of ac tion be Increased Life Is one eternal conflict In both the realm of mind and matter and the clash of ideas will go forever on as mortal man plays his in dividual part while on the Journey to the grave We cannot escape the con dition which fate forces upon us hut we ran organize for benefit and self protection and it is our duty to do so Though we live under a secular form ot government it Is a well known fact that religious tyranny as expressed In Sun day laws has and does prevail In many States and the hand of persecution is ready to drop on those who refuse to act on Sunday In accordance with the views of religious fanatics Seventh Day Advents an unpopular branch of witlri kWi stars and stripes of our national emblem tmen have been fined and Imprisoned for religious offences made such by r statute laws It is a shame and dls J trace to the nation whose Magna Char ter grants pod should Insure relic liberty that such things can oc cur and to fight this evil is one of the work that await organized Free thought There Is In Massachusetts a New England Sabbath Protective League with a monthly periodical well supported which has for Its object the restoration of the Puritan Sabbath It an active and aggressive organization and it is not satisfied to restrict its ef forts to New England as Its name Iwould Imply but Its Influence is found West and seen to countrv1Itdanger to society Is seen In an invades sanctuary and a degraded Sabbath and demands legislative action as a re stralnt It Is the same old spirit of per secution and tyranny that has always slumbered In religion It could not at all times burn brightly and there Is no more reason to suppose it will ever become extinct than to believe gravita Lion will tease to be a property of matter This organization boasts of having put or Influenced the putting of sever al new laws on the statute books of Massachusetts in the Interest of a bet ter Sunday which In plain English means a Sunday with restrictions on liberty the curtailing of natural rlehis Great anticipations are Indulged by this combination of fanatics and they push their efforts without organized op position they will surely attain much they expect- It Is our duty to fight them also the National Reform Association whlcn for years has been working for nations bodies where their effective work nStates and the place to fight them is In the committee rooms of legislative bodies where their effective work is done Individual Freethinkers cannot afford to do this and as individuals without the backing of a great organ isation oven if they could their fluence would be less effective The National Liberal League is needed and has a mission and Its growth and per petuity should be considered a matter of first Importance by all Freethinkers Because a national organization has be come defunct from mismanagement and the abuse of power and responsibility because two men with more regard for self interest than love for great princi pals have wrecked it Freethinkers should not lose sight of the great necessity for an organisation and the great good one can do when rightly managed and properly controlled by efficient of ficers at the head of this new limo National Liberal League we have such officers and that each will do his full duty amUfulflll all obligations rest Ing upon him As a unit In this asso ciation am heartily In favor of taining the present officers without a single change until our PExt annual congress for what has thus Jar done Is most due to their efforts beenI enthusiasm in starting this They saw the need of It and have every friend of Freethought under debtedness for their efforts and again we see how all great movements for the betterment of humanity are Started by a few enthusiastic Individ v tats Eutluislnsm Is not till common Inheiitnnce of nil mankind and only a small number of men and women with ability for leadership are found In any undertaking A little over one year ago the old organization of Freethinker elected the ablest and most enthusiastic man for the president that that partic ular office ever tied and In saying this do not forget a Putnam and an gersollfor great talents in sonic rections do not fit a man for all posi dons In lifeand yet this efficient and enthusiastic man in the cause of Free thought was compelled by a sense of set respect to resign his office Two men who for years have run that tution to suit themselves and as a close communion affair did not want my president but a figurehead anti real Izlng the kind of titan the office had round they decided to Ignore him and present successful management of Ills position An unheard of thing In the history of a public or private orsanba tlon was resorted to to crowd him out II was denied all access to the books and records and kept In total ignorant if existing conditions It was a contemptible piece of business iind Freethinkers should not quickly forget such base and detestable fun luct Had he met with hearty cooperation at their stands and been given a chance to accomplish something lieve he would have revivified that dying organization and made It a power for soort but alas for the Freethought movement It was not to to be and now new union of Llbeials has risen to take up and carry on the work that a rah or ruin polity in two men made Impossible of success We have got back to the old name under which Free thought organization font occurred in the early seventies and the omen s ood for victory In our undertaking mistake was made when that name was dropped to please a few timid souls who thought the lying charge of ob teeny endorsement would not stick indei anew name but they found that io liar to Christian lies and it has not been to this day The Liberal League vas founded to meet and stay the en croachments of the church in the domain the state anti It Is reorganized for he same purpose now The Invasion of intural rights std the attempt to leg slate restrictive laws are crimes of which the church has always been guilty There never was a time when uiman liberty was not in danger of irlestcraft and its machinations and the present is no execution Two efforts have recently been made through the dally preys of this city by the superintendent of public schools and i 1000 salaried preacherto establish the fact that religious teachings In our public schools are a necessity and I have no doubt both these parties hope to we a movement started that will nullify Californias law which now nrohlbits the same The forces of Christianity are awake anuj active and It behooves all Freethinkers to make note of this fact and to prepare to fight them There Is no better way to do so than to Join the new Liberal League which being na tional In character will be prepared at any moment to concentrate Its forces wherever needed With a membership of thousands which we ought to have an should have a polder could bo ex erw that would prove a firm and hcVthy check to Christian encroach ments on life liberty and the pursuit of happiness The more Indifferent Freethinkers become the more these In vasions will continue a Increase and it no opposition Is met they will get what they want in many cases as they did when the demand was made for California to repeal the law taxing church property Let Freethinkers everywhere rouse up anti Join the league toil show by action that the value of liberty Is appreciated and the churcji must not meddle with the affairs of state CHANNING SEVERANCE Los Angeles Cal AMONG THE PIOUS In a church at Eagle Mills Ohio on Sunday January Howard Ratcllffe who stood high In church and social circles was Instantly killed by being shot through the heart by loscph Cox equally prominent and re petted Moral Keep away from churches At Delaware Ohio on January Rev Fred Beebe a promlent minis tel of the Baptist Chuch assaulted his brotherinlaw and confessed to having feloniously taken a horse and sold him because he needed money CommentThe Baptist church Ruck rs ought to pay Its preachers so that they would not be driven to horse steal Ing to live What do you say about It Ilncker At Marlon Indiana Win Overhultz a wealthy farmer attended a revival meeting at Salem church on January prayed long and fervently shouted Hallelujah and fell back dead At Cedarvllle N J a religious re vival produced so much insanity that the town and county authorities stopped it Rev Noble tht leader of It was gent to the Insane asylum Metz Joiner aged years has created a great sensation as a preacher at Cov Ington Ky In New York city a divorce was given to Mrs Mabel Van Rensselear Johnson from her husband Rev JamesLe Baron Johnson He was charged with illicit Intimacy with Miss Mabel Hoffman a trained nurse at Bellevue BEHIND THE BARS 31498 PRICE My second book Behind the Bars 31498 written while the guest of your Uncle Samuel in the peni tentiary at Columbus where he put me to board at the suggestion of the Christian brethren is now on tap lIke- wise on top It is commonly regarded and especially among the ladles as a warm Is bound in maroon and gold and Is bound to get there Ell The pages are by long primer type 303 pages The Internal revenue on it Is postpaid to any part of the earth or sea and am the collector for this district It has a beautiful half tone picture of Fraternally yours- OUARLEg 0 MOORS I WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pnmplets Is the Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind mid Im perialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause of Anarchy meeting with ready sales Their popI ularity Is attested by the fact that ul1l extra editions of Blades In which th were both published were snapped In orders of tens twentys and hun deeds We can offer our readers no better propognndlc literature the one theologlc and the other socialistic The vital question discussed In these lectures should be put Into the hands of every one You can all afford to pace a few of these around I have placed myself In debt by pub lishing a large quantity of these pamphlets and hope the readers will as slit and relieve me by purchasing them at once You will not only be helping me but help forward the goodwork The prices of the pamplets on Im mortality is cents or for On the Causes of Anarchy cents or for J E HUGHES From Discontent Anarchist I am therefore compelled albeit very reluctantly to recommend the Right Revcrand Charles More editor of the Ditto Grass Blade for not less than twenty years Imprisonment he having been guilty of an actroclous act of lese majeste In referring to our august ex ecutive as Rosy A yet graver case for which deportation Is the mildest conceivable penalty Is that of William IenningSByran who has dared to cen sure the policy of the postal depart ment although that policy has the ex press Imperial sanction After these aggravated cases have been disposed we may he able to point out a few other notable offenders From Universalist Herald Our old Brother Moore the editor of the Blue Grass Blade of Lexington Ky Is a chronic kicker he tights everything called Christian He reminds us of an old blind sheep we once knew of that spent most of his time In listening for a noise When this sheep heard a noise he would violently and blindly plunge In the direction of it and gen erally landed In a ditch or briar natch CommentPoor old sheep you ought to have put him In n better pasture where he would not get Into the briars and ditches Farming In Colorado Utah and New Mexico The farmer who contemplates chintz ing his location should look well Into the subject of Irrigation Before making a trip of Investigation there is no bet ter way to secure advance Information than by writing to those most interested In the settlement of unoccupied lands Severcl publications giving valuable rlcul1turtexests of this great western section have been prepared by the foonver Ro Grande and the RloGrandn Western yhIch should be In the hands qf all who desire to become with the merits of the various localities Write- S Hooper p T Denver lo SOLICITED TESTIMONIALS SIMILAR TO THIS RECEIVED DAILY Angwln Napa Co Cat 17O2 Friend Wettsteln The lark Watch received and gives give you and order satiscactlOlJNow I suppose you did during the holidays your prices are way below anything In these parts I priced at many places in Frisco and find that on a watch your price 700 In S F Is 1000 Your Jeweled Elgin or Waltham price 500 is 750 to 800 your 3200 Special R Way is 4000 The Ladles Chain got from you best filled 500 Is 000 etc then there Is danger of getting In ferior goods I have learned to go out jny way to trifle with a Freethinker end we all ought to follow this rule E E BACKUS 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