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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r t j- tJ t 0DE GRA818 BLA1DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGIONTOM PAINE r AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD itfORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE f t VOL XI NO 0 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY ftlAKCH 30 B 11302 1100 A YEAR btTERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for One yeur tlOO rr 250 advauoeJRorlptlou fl60 tike ALL drafts and Express orders payable 6 the Htuft KylTILT on printed address tab la t ftIIOrlpUOU time of expiration of your sub 0 advlseytble1 i address ivwNt on yarerlber- i OrriOB of publication I IW Cast Third jk iiSI1 fJNTBJUilnat the Post office at taxing t ton ad Second OUsu Mall Address all communication t BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX t 393 Lexington Kentucky 1KY ublUhea AYKKKJLY ilflMI a year t ln advance r i Yit Club Rates and Sample Copies H The BLAUH will be sent for 60 oents g year each fur any order for JlIVK or p mora Sample copied will be want tree J BLADEt the Blade by sending two cents each for ten papers or more BLADEjj + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 5368 + + Average WeeeklyCirculatlon + + for 1900 + + BLUE GRASS BLADE + + Lexington Ky + + The leading weekly In the + + State Published lu the heart + t + of the Blue Grass Region Clr + + dilates lu every State In the + + Union and lu some foreign + + countries + + Reaches a liberal class + + buyers Advertising rates and + + Cample copies on application + My terms are 1000 an Inch a year paid In advance regardless of the uuuiber at Inches aud for nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 MOORE THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED t ALCOHOL t believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It Ida not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of theIwrecks 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 andIdespairing wives asking for bread the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails ofIthe almahouces of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man It prejudiced against the damned stuff Mlltd alcoholII YulttE toINsRNOIa 1tiJ AGNOSTICS MAKE FUNERAL ADDRESS Oration Delivered by Dri J Wilson Over Dead Body oHan Infant KEYNOTE WE DO tl IOT KNOW Recent Public Discussion Recalled Child of Dr Behymer Front Commercial Tribune The funeral services over the body of Edwin Behymer the teniiiontlms old In flint of Dr anti Mrs Carroll Behymer took Plato yesterday morning at oclock at tho residence of Dr Khvin Behyntcr at Tiisculuni avenue The hallo died last Monday after all Illness of six weeks from pneumonia Tho case was given unusual prominence because of Its being Involved In u controversy with the Health Department Jhfl services yesterday were conducted by Dr J B Wilson prominent agnos tic It consisted of an oration tho note of which was Wo Do Not Know Thu house was hue with neighbors and friends of thu sorrowing family and the body of the little ono was surrounded by many beautiful loral tributes The body was taken to ML Morlah near Mt Washington for burial Dr Wilson saidFuneral talks moat generally are for the purpose of consoling those who mourn extolling the dead too often showering upon theta unmerited praise crowning hem with virtues they never possessed nod Htially extending to them a free passport to a heavenly par uieasurcdlargelycontributed to the earthly omtortsor tt who Pro fns ttr1tt r e nr t it oulj lfaiiV hot ciip or those I partly understand natura and do not as sutiia to Interpret Gods way This particular occasion therefore may seem extraordinary to sonic of you can think of no time or place more appropriate telling the truth and ing honest In thought and speech than when standing by the blur of an limo cent babe From the remotest period of human history from the time Socrates pro panderedkingdamhas been one of continuous doubt and disputationour affections ever crying out There Is another life our rea sons doubting and denying It Still the great mystery remains solved and forever will remain un the time talent energy and the Inconceivable expenditure of money which are literally thrown away lu speculating upon and maintaining this upliftingIt would be The parents of this sweet babe honest and true to their convictions frankly avow that they possess no knowledge ot what may lie beyond this organized and evervarying existence They know that no else has any greater knowledge of the future than themselves They know that nature is common mother of alltile common enl ot all and that their babe sleeps well in her loving bosom They have no fears They need not to ho comforted with the hope that their babe has escaped the Calvinistic doom awaiting dimpled Innocence While mighty sages of theology are today deeply pondering over the horrible question of Infant damnation these loving parents are serene In the knowledge that the monsters of theology can decree no harm that may over como to their spotless child If there be any ono present today who believes that horrible doctrine who has never reflected upon the vlclousitcss of its meaning has thoughtlessly accepted it I want you to come look upon the face of this haiuteous babons white and pure as a Hiiuwfleld untouched by footprint or stain as innocent first primrose thus peeps from the lingering snows of winter as chaste as tho lily ot the vat lay as calm and harmless as the holiest look of love and then ask yourselves If a good Gull could damn this babe MAN NOT WOMAN Think deeper still and yourselves by what perversity ot mind std Inqulty of heart Such a monstrous conception evtr crept Into tha thought of man This frightful dogma Is the Invention of man alouo woman had nothing do with Its making It could never have been conceived in the brain and heart of wo man No matter how Intellectually subser vliuit they become no matter how blind ly women attach themselves to the crfieds manufactured for their subjuga tion still you can find no mother who believes that her boy Is In hell All humor to motherlove docalvedtrip you who have experienced a r mothers awakening ecstasy and her startled fears you who have felt your Infants grow and nightly nestle under your beating hearts who havo felt them Ktralti and strain to escape their bands to leap your loving expectant arms arise and lu the name of holy motherhood denounce aud condemn to Its shame Its death this most mon strous of all the sentences which u man mado theology tins imposed upon iiiuo1 cenco 11l1lluve- This dimpled babe has not lived In vain It brought joy aiurttntnghlue Ito this happy home To lli grandparents Is was the Idol of their irWrts the ob jet of their ailoratlou They do not inourii because of any danger that may bo supposed to await It They enter lain no gloomy apprehension that It ha- senteredor that any human being ever did or over will enter Into a state of euUIttu misery The sorrow of tho presets occasion to the chief mourners here Is the loss to them of the darling of their hearty whose Plato can never more be filled lint those who have lost an Infant never as were without au Infant child Other children may tune aud grow to manhood and suffer and see all changes of mortality but thlK sate alone rendered an Immortal chlld death has arrested It with Iris marshuess and blessed It into au eternal Image of youth aud innocence The purpose of children not only to keep up race but to enlarge our hearts to make us unselfish and full ot kindly sympathies and affections to iii spire us with higher alms and to call our faculties to extend enterprise and exertloit to bring round out llresldea bright faces anti happy smiles and lov iiiK tender hearts when au infant comes to brighten a home becoming at once the neuter of all thought attention anxiety de light strong In his weakness his little arise moro irresistible than soldiers his lips touched with persuasion which Per Icles and Chatham In manhood had not Its death becomes keenest aud most unendurable of tragedies DEATH IS A TRAGt DV Death Is u tragedy deep and dark and d no Matter whom or when It strikes lit en 1j1tprh tnfaut should bid us f Na lrtttllV problems of life for most tuchlnglylt reminds us that this life and Its condi tlons ate not permanent that constant change and finally death the common lot of Poets have sung their songs prophets and seers have dreamed their dreams and seen their visions wise men have speculated philosophers have reasoned men of science have searched and annal Iced yet to every man death still re mains an appalling mystery None can escape It It meets us on every hand In the shop and mine In the busy mart at the fireside and on highways No place so safe or sacred that It does not enter None Is above Its retch It comes alike to rich and poor to Kings Prin ces and potentates to peasant aud slave to saint and sinner All alike obey Its awful mandate from the Infant cooing In the cradle to tottering old ago ono by one they fall on every baud Wo may go down to the riverside with them but each must cross alone We can but peer with teardimmed eyes Into the mists that bloat above tide mourn ing and wondering where our loved ones have gone but no sound or speech or echo of a voice has ever returned front over the dark still waters If there be any life beyond the tide we know not We can not know Wo can only hope aud wait But to lope to feel or to believe Is tint to know Tho honest mind must doubt To think for himself ami to act honorably with his own con science is the llrst duty of normal man Hope Is an motion which like nil other htimuh attributes Is ono ot con slant change and death even in this life How misty of our beauteous Godlike hopes do wo dally put away lu their lit tle graves The hope of immortality Is no sense a proof of Still let us hope Speaking for myself hope to live again When I jlowu to sleep at night hope to rise tho morning When I He down In sleep called death hopo to rise to another life lint do not know Wo should be too honest to pretend to know that which nature has fixed as unknowable This Infant struggled like a little hero for Its lift but like many an older warrior sue cumbed to arch enemy who cruel and heartless as he sometimes seems is mans best and dearest friend after all It death leads us out of this existence Into ono ot endless bliss he not to he eared If from all ot earths sorrows and tolls and Bufferings and disappoint ments he lends us to sweet rest to sweet eternal rest he not to be re tell whether or tint It Is hest for the flower to be cut down with tho ripened grain lint this we do latowthis balm has escaped the pains heartaches and tho bitter xlltrlellCeR of this uncertain checkered life mill let this be the conso latlon of those who mourn Its departure Let us hope that this hull of manity which has bell such a Joy and bhvislug to this household may yet blos soul and ripen to a full and splendLJ manhood So with all the sweet Influences of nature wo leave this loved soul wor shiped babe believing that there immortality for human kind all Is well with him and It not still all lg wellNOTRTime controversy with tho Health Department mentioned above refers tot a dispute which arose between tho lIwtKh Department and Dr Hehy mOl ad fo whether the Infant had dip therlii not resulting In a trial over placing a placard on tho house Dr Uehymer was In right as amply proven by live physicians and fant die of pneumonia DEAN LEE Of Lexington Coming to the Front Rev faker P Iee Dean of Christ Cathedral Episcopalian lu Lexington has now attained a greater prominence perhaps than any preacher who has ever lived In the city and It is a mat ter of interest to tho readers ot this pa per to know tho peculiarities ot tint man Much has been said about him lately lu Lexington and Chicago papers grow ing out of the fact that It has been ported that Chicago episcopalians offer ed him 15000 a year and an assistant to lake yiiargu of a church in that city Dean has denied this hi pulpit In connection with what has recently been saJ about him Is the fact as he said lu Ills pulpll that he gave to the horse facing association here The pa liera gloss It over by calling it a Trot tng Horso Ilreeders Association but the plain American of It is that he gave his money to a race course Lexing ton the influence of which course Is one source gt the crime for which Kentucky Is famous am sorry Dean Lee dill this and hops he will never again do anything like that All else that I kuow about him Is eretiuulile He Is a gentleman In his bftrnngjand language He Is the only white reacher who for some years t MR 1Ioyn oi y disposition to be rsell to rr De n tii mealU t ulmseUfUO some trouble to show me and tojexpress orally to me his regard for mel lie believes the Bible has rors hi It Just as I do and so told me lie said recentiy In his pulpit that he dhj not know that there was any hell I think he Is doing wrong to remain In the pulpit think toggery Ir which he dresses to have his picture taken for the newspapers and which to preach is unaignltled and unworthy ot u man of his ability and attainments and breeding aud yet by pandering to the sentiment that demands such fuss and fustian he may more effectually lu the long run lead the people from the crudeness of religion here whole trend of the gentlemans brilliant career here goes to show that a church In these days prospers Just In the ratio that It gets to be a mere social function and ceases to teach the dogmas of religion would not give J5 or cents to a race track If had millions but would rather blow In that much on a race horse than on a missionary MRS CLOSZ IN IOWA NEWS Editor Des Mollies Iowa News In a recent Issue of the News a writer against Agnosticism refers to the fact that a million dollars have been raised to tight religious ralth and says In a decade or so tho money will be sipated and religion iwlll be stronger than ever lun oat a prophet nor the son of a prophet and out can tell helter what has happened than what will happen Tho records tell us however that for one hundred years have been expended In China annually for Christian missions and yet it would require a search warrant to find a good Chinese Christian AVhether religion will be stronger that ever depends on defi nition of religion Religion does sot necessarily mean Christianity Many agnostics call their movement the Re ligion of Humanity In predicting that within one hun dred years the Christian religion would be extinct French agnostic predicted truly for the religion of a century agu Is piwtleally extinct The canon law has beeu turmoil to abdicate In favor of a measure of Justice Who now believes that witches shoirid bit burned What church bcllevcR in Infant damnation Who practices Uhio Laws of the Puritans Who but backwoods evangelist preaches n literal hell paved with Infants skulls Who believes the good moral man Is sent to hell for dis belief Jesus while the scoundrel who accepts Christ Is given a seat at the right imam ot lollr Christendom be coming civilized and humanized very rapidly rhls writer says Bibles are now being printed the French agnostics house Them are a great many Bible houses hi the world doing a thriving business In the tree distribution of their product as evidenced among our armies and personal Inquiry has disclosed the fact that perhaps less than half a dozen In a regiment are ever read recall the news ot a couple of years ago when great consignments of Bibles were or tiered for China The Christian world was elated at unprecedented de mand and hurried forward missionary recruits to help attend to new converts but upon investigation It was found that Holy Bible was being manufactured Into Chinese lire crackers suppose the superhiireous nature of the doctrine set forth In Its pages made the material peculiarly suitable for the display of pyrotechnics quotation from Victor lingo re ferring to the phllosopy which dente the Son evidently seeks to mislead the reader and cause the belief that great French writer was a Christian The fact Is that Victor Hugo was one of the greatest of mantes galaxy of Infidels and many of his books have been placed on tho Index Expcrgatorlns by the Catholic Church assertion that Agnostics seek to destroy chief teacher argues the writer unfamiliar with Its tenets Agnosticism does not seek to destroy any teacher hut seeks to supercede unjust systems with humane and Just precept anti example U seeks to substitute the realities of the present life for the hell + In a future existence of which nothing fs satisfactorily known It seeks to teach that the duty to family and neighbor and friend snore Im portant than the faith In the hereater and a blind obedience to a God who said to have declared that Many are called but few are chosen It hones to Intone the human mind with a sense of the Injustice of the teaching that the murder of Jesus was necessary that sal vation might be gained U tries to culcate the practise ot kindness Justice and tolerance In seeking the light what ever It may be or wherever It may load Instead of inquisitorial spirit ot tolerance of this writer who says Palsied be the hand that would be lifted to try to put out that torch faith Agnoatlclsm does extinguish any torch but seeks to tan Into life the spark of good In any creed whether It be Christian Buddhist Mohammedan Jewish or Pagan and It only asps to be granted the privilege of flashing the torch of investigation Into the hidden and darkened bypaths of Nature mys tctlts attlirlthegrottos uprlrgtltlop It Is asked What would Agnosti chain gain by destroying the crutches upon which humanity walks would seem that after 2000 years the believers In Christianity ought to be able to walk without crutches However Agnosti cism does not seek to take away crutches until one Is cured of the inflrmatles which make support necessary Surely no one would use crutches who was able bodied and selfreliant and these luaU ties of body and mind Agnostic hopes to supply Then will the afflicted throw away his artificial support aud stand erect In the dignity of selfreliance and Integrity ot purpose The Agnostic looks forward to the tUne when the hu man race shall realize the position of the principle of justice and do right because it Is right and not because of a promise of reward in an uncertain future exis tence H M CLOSZ Webster City Iowa TRIFUTE TO DEAD INFIDEL Charles Broadway Rouse waa a millionaire Intldel who lately died In New York The Prison Mirrow edited by convicts at Stlllwater Min nesota has this to say of Bro Rouse All through his busy life Mr Rouse was extremely charitable He sub scribed largely to Confederate securi tits even utter he knew the cause was lost and never was known to re fuse work to a man who had failed In business One of hla antipathies and he had ninny strong ones was total abstinence He would employ a drun kard but lefused listen to one who believed In total abstinence With all his peculiarities he was possesssed In an unusual degree of those foundu mental qualities of success In business perseverance and self confidence COWMRDLY EDITORS have a letter from an editor of an oiTlluary newspaper In u far off state in which ho expresses an admiration of me Intellectually and morally that Is as high as could have of myself If possible Ha says u friend furnish en him Hate mud that he reads It with great pleasure and that am an educator who doing 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SINGLE exception on the whole to this rule If your sub scription is due you had better send in your dollar at ONCE Thla Is not Intended in any unkind ness or severity but la simply an exrtremlty to which Mr Hughes Is driven At tilt low subscription rates of this ipaper he cannot turnlsh It to anybody without pay and discrimination by J tsffaHundreds of people let their paper go unpaid for for two or three years lb and then wizen notices are sent them many of them write Insulting answers So that from this date an invariable rule of this paper Is going to be that It will be discontinued to each subscriber the first ioeue of the month to which It Is paid In many instances I have had what I thought were frlenda for life and then they have turned to be my bitter ena miss Some write to us never to stop their paper if they do not pay punctually and say that they certainly vlll pay Of course we could not fofthesefleastodmiltif we could Prom this time on as far aa we can control it the man who writes me an insulting letter ordering his paper stopped will do It so that this paper will not lose anything by it Of course those who now owe for totlarge majority of them will do it I think Infidels as a class are reason ably supposed to be honest people but I have found out that the fact that a man calls himself an Infidel will not always make him say and do the right and kind thing 10 On the Linotype Whitehall Wis March James E Hughes Esq Dear SlrI sent you 265 for a club lately Toll Charlie Moore I will be one of one hundred to donate to raise the to help him get that linotype he has his heart so sot on or Will be one of fifty to donate for the same purpose or I will donate amount specified for the linotype when enough U donated with my own to make the necessary to make first payment on same Let each one donate the morelorI want Charlie to have a chance to realize his ambition It may make him ton years younger or kill him Respectfully B F WING Prayers Slipped a Cog Denver Oolo The Methodists faith in the etllcacy of prayer la shaken some what by the failure of Bishop Warren to induce either Rockefeller Carnegie or Helen Gould to put up 50000 to re lleve the Denver university from debt When Bishop Warren went east to try to raise the money the prayers of the Methodist clergy went with him They prayed hard and regularly for the suc cess of the trip but the bishop got only a few thousand dollars contributed in small sums by various people Rocke teller and Miss Gould would not even listen to the proposition KIDDERS SACRAMENT READY We desire to announce to our read ers that M Grier Kidders pamphlet The Sacrament Is now ready for livery It consists of a beautiful six teen page pamphlet printed In large type with elegant paper cover It has been mailed to those who have subscribed but should we overlook any of these please notify us Those who have not subscribed should do now The price Is ten cents each or twelve for I Send your order dl sect to this office James S Lyles aged35swife and children Vaneeburg Ky was sent to the asylum crazed by religionti The receipt of a sample copy thisJ paper la uu Invitation to subscribe f BLUE GRASS BLADE CAN RELIGION WITHOUT SUPER STITION SURVIVE By Rev J E Roberts A you us mnn was studying law In the ofilce of an old Kansas judge The old nttnrnoy Imd hall experience till young one was beginning to have tiny the young mOil greatly npltatei Qhicretl the office said to his pw captor wont to ask you C1Ih iron Can an honont lawyer make 0 Using In the State of Kansas Wi dont know the old attorney immhv It has never leen tried Rollglon and superstition have so long and so closet alllod that whether one etui exist without the oth or mini conjecture It has newer btei tried Our religion are an Inheritance they have come to from the pas They are ineffneealily stamped with the characteristics of the ape In which the had their origin Allot them are found t the miraculous The rank of 1 religion was messnrert by its power to work miracles The prophets of illfferen rullglons vied with each other In workini wonders Jehovahs champions wer matched against those of Baal tested his skill with the magicians of Epypt Is of record In the Bible that when the heathen overcame Israel carried away the sacred box the tm plea Into which they brought it Illthrown Into confusion and the image s of the heathen gods fell down and well broken to pieces This hostility anon the gods bred religious hatreds nmom the people The people can never Ill friendly while their gods are at war Thud circumstance has led some to con i elude tint there will never be unlvenm peace among men until the gods nf either retired permanently or cis I hay learned to treat eaclnrther with politeness and consideration The people car never have better manners or bettC morals than the gods which they ship Tho reason for mliacles miss the ig norance of mci they Kmw nothing about nature nothing about Gull am they guessed about both They wen not wilful deceivers or wicked liars they were simply ignorant childishlj ignorant They were not fabricators they were romancers They were students or Inquirers they simply fol lowed the habit of the age by which tin mental life of men expressed Itself hI myth fable old marvelous story This is the explanation of the origin of miracles The prevailing IHlIlf was thai Gal was outside of the world outslilt of nature If therefore He did anything in the world or for it it must something miraculous and aupernatur al They believed he had spent six Ins making the world one day in restful contemplation of it std then ham cursed it nail abandoned It The mir acle therefore was an assurance that God wan beginning to lelent that lit i was about to do something for man kind The greater and the more nu morons tho miracles the greater was 6L the assurance of Gods favor toward the h nmrutn1tele the UWTiStii i ir authority or the religion which It sought to demonstrate and establish x Thus In an Ignorant age among n wollmcanlng people miracles grew ur fi thntagCrrthearsay It was founded upon The eye witnesses of miracles were rarely ever found A century or ore elapsed between the time of the mica des ascribed even to Jesus and Ids dis ciples and the recording of them It said that during his life Jesus brought back from the dead three persons the daughter of Talrus tho son of the widow of Naln and Lazarus and yd thostyitupcnilous transactions made m Impression upon contempor ary writers They did not know them or if they did they did not speal of them After the alleged resurrection of Jesus it was recorded a hundred so years later that the graves In the grave yards gave up their dead anti many of the buried arose and went hack to work but no mention was made of It heed no care given to It it Is said that when ono of the apostles was preaching one tine a youth sitting In a window dropped asleep oil then per to the ground and broke his neck Tho apostle Instantly restored thn young man to life without creating so much as a ripple of excitement in the audience What would have happened If these transactions had really taken place What would not a plan In that or any age give for the privilege of versing a moment with a man actually returned from tho dead Greece with its strocs of wisdom and Homo with Its h tro man kind of such moment ns what tile re turned dead might have told The only way to account for those things Is that they never happened Tho fact is and was that tho miracle must bo old it must belong to the post the eye wit tress never believed a miracle prophets and saints must die before their power to work miracles becomes known A miracle is rho post mortem testimony- of loving credulity to the dead A mir nclo is like tho horizon as you advance it recedes It Is always beyond Tho argument for the existence of miracles was that they were ueces 8111toligion The church having their necessity in Its Introduction it was but natural to rely upon them in their efforts to sustain and extend the church therefore miracles abounded and increased TIlt early church went right on working miracles Prodigies signs wonders and marvels increased on every hand Charms amulets sacred relics anti the bones and clothing of prophets dead became the chief stock of true church The church wns the In stitution of the rabbit foot But a great division occurred Tho Greek church went out from the Roman church Both kept up the business of working mir nelcs and showing wonders but the RoiranB said of the Greek church that their miracles were spurious and the recoils said of the Roman church that their miracles are all Papal impostures and the philosophers said both told tho truth Miracles are happening still Last summer n picture of the crucifix ion hanging upon a peasants cottage wall in Michigan began loblpcd thou t grinds repaired to the village to wltnesi the miracle and worship before Nothing has such power to excite the piety of the faithful as sight of fresh blood The Protestants nevi claimed to possess the power of work- Ing miracles They contented then selves with their affirmation of belief In ancient ones They boldly pro pitied that the age of miracles was a special age anti had reached Its tern but they did and they do maintain that Micro at Inch to the church certai special or supernatural qualities fol example the minister is divinely calle tu his work the saved sinner Is nil raculously chosen to be saved tier nit in the elements of bread mill win some magical or mysterious powers the transmission of saving grace ther Is in the ordinance of baptism sons strange vague mysterious symbolism by which the dead is restored to new ness of life and united to thin nature of God How much of these things perstltion how much iu rational re llglon The intelligent world has grown dls trustful of the supernatural The ra tlonalifcing tendency Is everywhere wr see it In the modified Bible There tinhut one consistent preacher in tin United States who maintained tin truthfulness of the stars standing fitil on Glheon Ascalon anti that last one ot the old guard Is dead We see the rationalizing tendency In the attitud of the pulpit toward the Billie Ravel is the man found so rash as to main lain lty attempted reasoning and plain statement truthfulness of the literal nible The attitifile of the church to ward Bible now is one of n large Inclusive generous acceptanceof It with utter anti studied ignoring of the de tails of the real contents of the Bible If a preacher takes historic book for his theme he does not address himself to tho difficulties that a thinking mar finds there he tines hot attempt reconcile the story of Genesis with the story of evolution he makes no effort to bring the chronology ot tho Bible into harmony with the annals of his tory he simply playsln genouil terms that the Bible is n book a great book Gods book lifter up and enllghtentr of the world dear and emler boot Is there any sense in that sort of thing There is a pulpit mood a clerical atti tulle It is entirely possible for a mar to work himself Into a sort of enthusi asm without thought without logic and utterly Ignoring reason Suppose a man takes a statement like this from the Bible Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be ac ceptable in thy sight 0 Lord my strength and my fdeemer a noble lofty manly aspiration a high resolve that might well become us all That statement needs no affectation It Is nut reinforced by the meritrlclous It dots not demand any sincere man the effort to produce a pious effect But read the statement In the unctuous pul pit way of saying it Let the roils of my mouth and the mediations of my heart be acceptable In thy sight 0 Lord my strength and my redeemer and yet the latter method awes the multitude and they marvel at the pow- of that man with tile scriptures Heascm candor honesty are the fun damental qualities of religion We arc bound to oh tlfltflIC effect upon re ligion of the rationalizing tendency has been to weaken and dissipate religious enthusiasm Threequarters of a cen tury an utterly new hold daring ambltioushiinojUy established tho sect known as Unlvcrsallsts One would have thought tutu the whole Christian world wouli have held to their hearts with thrdbblng and passionate delight the conclusion based on scripture that the Infinite God was mighty enough nail good enough to provide for the ultimate salvation of the entire human race On the contrary threequarters of a century has been sufficient to dem onstrate tho Impossibility of that sect making any great or worthy headway They are still in the minority They are weaklings in the Christian fold They lack ecclesiastical prestige com mand and power The reflection Is capable that hell with Its horrors that hell the most astonishing std flagrant libel man ever uttered against the finite that hell with Its hideousness with its offense to reason anti the mor al sense is necessary to the growth the vigor anti development of theChris tinn Church little after the Univers allsts como Unitarians They were equipped as no sect has over been with social prestige intellectual attainments and broad culture For half a century they have been struggling and are struggling still One would have Imag ined that the intelligence and morals the refinement and tho culture of Christianity would have hastened to the banner held by the mighty Chum wing that ardent and devoted be levers In reason religion und common sense would have been proud to own themselves followers of the Immortal Iarker but it was not so They oon lhue in the hopeless minority until his day There has been another olopmeut that of the more recent and iltrallberal church like this or like a mlf score others that each ono will call Their history has been that of n ew brief years they come anti go They have eliminated superstition and left behind sectarian One would resume that religious progress would ie made through them but the history of the past does not warrant the hope It Is a conclusion we cannot escape that superstition and sectarianism are es sential to the power and efficiency of eliglbn But superstition and sccta ianlsm are losing their hold upon men herefore a second conclusion must low that the church must be reorgan zed or the end jot Its power Is In sight One of the most subtle persuasions of 11dlc1111Ch is that It is the real church There Is a motive power In sectarian sm there Is cohesion It awakens loy tlty It inspires to sacrltlce I suppose Baptist church or a church of any tame could not be induced to send a atlonal school teacher to China or Island of the sea but those same peo 1le will put upon the altar of the Mis ionary Board hundreds of thousands of treasure for sending Baptist teachers or Presbyterian teachers or Methodist teachers Tho church In Its boasted orldwldo work of evangelism is not tying the world more Is not devoted tore to humanity but is loving itself mOle anti It attempting to extend and w1llell Its own boundaries It is more than a dream of many that mans worl- fol man must be carried forward upon InduslolthanchurchA years ago an obscure mlnlstr of Maine devised pram of orcunls Ing tho young people upon undemonlnr tlonal lilies success at the Chris thin Endeavor movement wast Instar and unparalleled It seemed for a me mcnt as if one man evolved an which In its practical operation was nib tho greater part of the youth of An erica in honest unselfish efforts for tual betterment mill tho betterment of mankind but straightway thfc Metlic lists took alarm and there came the EI worth League organized for their your people the Baptists not to bo outdon or outbid organized timer own ol1ng peoples societies on Baptist lines thln their lame guilds auk auxiliaries of other denominations anti the bright and beautiful dream was over Man Is not any more religious being than ho a rational being to be religious without being rational Is just as notch of ullof tense to human nature as It Is to bern tloual without being religious mils out how a man can respond to what we mean by tho religious sense lied at the same time make no apology to his reason The Gal known or unknnwr that men worship must be of a morn nature so high that there shall bo need to ethic the protest ot conscience or stay the humor of bitter protcstin hearts The really converted jnanusln the word in Its old sense Is not the mall who out of fear of any wrathful God any hell has blinded reason or mad compromise with his sense ot Justice the really converted mon is mai who has put reason and the moral sews before him nnd demanded fair treatment for hath The man who fears hell and flies for icfuge to any rod resardless ot how he gets there trampling upon rca son violating conscience refusing thC natural Instincts of human heart o coward a poltroon a disgrace save or unsaved The man who does not however great his consciousness of his own Illdeserts the man with tines no cringe nor crawl mat who refusci to grovel or to kneel Is man tha the sense of justice lifts up and tit essence ot religion glorifies We shall reverse the process In rellg ion flue old one has been to get right with God whatever that may mean As a general proposition It is accom pllshed by faith that Is believing some thing that Is not so by belief by tire ter and complete surrender of the ra tional part of ones self for what For salvation I say to you that it Is bongn at too dear a price If heaven is an asy him for the weak minded and imbecile it wer better to be lost with genius philosophers and honest men Wo shall reverse process and say religlijn sists in getting right with what Is neai at hand The duty most Incumbent up man qt any given moment Is the nearest The relations that arc most exigent that call most loudly for Intel 101InUonsout attcmptin the definition of religion I will venture to assert tin kirJlnesilandjlIst1ce comes nnti nmnnn iuiiu aim jiisr ha Will help adorn this vyorld while ho liver here and the other world If there one Wo may without regret abandon tlii things upon which religion hfs depend ed so long we need make no profes sion of any belief In the magical effect of wafers and wine with or without tin IllsIcardtainment of kind and just living the or dinance of baptism whether administer cd with a few drops of water or by the immersion of tho believer These things are the triage the phylacteries the touch of antique upon religion The not vital The old Bible tines not need to bo apologized for nor defended With Its proper place in the literature of the world it Is a great and wondrous classic wondrous for Its enormities tot Its artodcs for its miserable conceptions of God and In many places Its miserable Idea of human life wonderful in otliei places for its lofty aspirings and Its Fplcndld Interpretations of the spiritual longings of human soul On every page It shows the marks of human hand with Its trembling touch and the human brain with Its vagaries and the loftiness of the human heart with its ilcceitfulness and with Its mighty Ing after nobler and better things In order to make religion effective In telligence knowledge anti education nee the prime necessities Every institution inning men ought to contribute toward tho work of Improving the ideal of life The church tho public teacher pub lie school the press tlio lawyer tho iliystelan the stage ought all bo made to contribute to clarifying of mans doa about life and its rcsponslbilllj This end might be furthered by any of hese agencies Organized as at pres ent they operate In the opposite way For example physicians success In a financial depends upon n Vholo lot of us tailing side With proper tntel igenco society might bo so organized as that the profit of tho physician Would Accrue in peoples remaining well awyer thrives by the Increase In HUgo lon It ought to be a fact that a law ers profits should increase in proper ion as litigation decreased The clash jotwecn employer and employee is due almost always to a want of Intelligence anl1 a lack ol understanding lime church has been saving men for the other vorlil and has neglected the saving of hem for this world Salvation is a large imposition it means character It means life abundant life It means the iblllty of a man to get the things that lease that entertain that instruct that noaden and enlighten life If any church or any religion or scheme ever ones to man that can assure salvation or one world for Just one life and make jt free pleasurcable and useful for three score years and tenif tho hutch ever comes that can set flea quara upon their feet strong valiant Intrepid and equipped that religion Is gooll enough to bo called dlvlnC After all what can bo more mean than mere success What can bo less orthy ot a rational being than simply tomako a great success according to tho standards of tinvttignr A man might to accomplish tint trample beneath his feet tho hearts and hopes ot multitudes he might In order that he might mix and quaff the rich draught ot success L instill Into the cup pressed to multl tudes of other the bitterest o draughts he might in order to extend or Increase his Influence his pojjularlt or his power assail the names noblo null the good trait honest nwl honorable reputations in dust nil for the applause of an unthinking feeling multitude he might If In public speaker attack and criticise with out conscience or high moral aim nnel Hatter ids intoxicated soul that the hn mediate anti vapid applause of the mill tltude was glory If he Is In the bus ness world he might antagonize altar wound embarrass and perhaps dcstro competitors as honorable an ambition1 hut less powerful than himself Then he succeeds and tho populace put lowers upon his grave and proclaim him a grit man but what a mean trilling his success Human life might be so bronl onr generous that every avocation necessar among men should be so administere as to be always just and kind wlthou destroying the energy or mn tlve power without embnrrassln restricting his ambition In any field It is impossible for a man to aspire so nobly towards success as to scorn to take a step in advance b tint step he must set his foot upon thl neck or the heart of n fellow being Thi idea of life is possible whereby all wo do In any department In any sphere from the highest to the lowest cat havi thrown around it the splendid con selousnoss the incomparable dignity o the man who bollevcs that that Imme dlate work Is his best means for the ex prcsslon of himself and that the ox prcsslon of himself is tholmandate ot great nature and the need of the humai world life time will como when we shall see first tho necessity of absolutt honesty in religion absolute unselfish ness in religion and when we have seen that supcrstltloa goes with the firs step anti sectarianism with the second For my part should rejoice to sec all tho great multitude allied and combiner for the sole purpose ot staking work better confess cluuch does much and Is doing much towards It but would not join a church because thf things they say and do Imply they be love certain things that know do not Imply and require casuistry and double dealing I swca1 to you that If I believed that because of honesty and sincerity by every mat nil that we call religion all that we Include when we say the church nil of tradition and his tory that his become sacred by asso nation and tho good that It has done believed that through honesty ami sincerity all of triode things must tilt appear from world would say He honest and sincere cost is not too great The time will come when tit great religion and the great church will appear church man founded eter nally upon reason enlightened by intel ligence glowing with moral enthusiasm and holding all the world within starlit aisles Travelers to California Naturally desire to see the grandest ant most impressivescattcmy en route Till yon will do by selecting the Denver Rio Grando anti Rio Grande Western The Scejnlc Line or thc 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formerly cents each of ofr Jl We sell now sell them 10 cents each or 15 for I believe tho Blado will sell 100000 of tho Virgin Mary From Lexington Peter Vinegar the Lexington negro exhorter preached a sermon in the Ebenczcr Colored Methodist church at Madison Ind on Seven Times Around tho World on a White Horse Ills previous texts wore Thirteen Men Coming Down a Dirt Road and How Many Spots Upon the Sinners Heart Rev Popo of Kentucky who has been assisting In the meet hug preached on The Mashed Mule mil Therell Boa lint Time in the Old fown ronlght Bro Vinegars best sermon Is Watch tint Snake Ho once said t sernion In Lexington that tho three greatest mon In tho world wero Mr flop Ingersoll Mr Billy Breckinridge tad Mr Moore Ho Is the only preacher over saw who Is honest enough to say he Breaches for mono Ho stint lain statement in every sermon nod ovoral times during each sermon sassed around tho hat In person He scorns to bo unwilling to trust any of tho with the hat department of 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nigger preachersllko Roy Peter Vine gar of Lexington It would be more Interesting to hear him but for white man to talk that way and Inter lard his Jokes as he does with his religion Is unpleasant to any one un DarwinsIidea of mans evolution from tho ape and sees in Sam an interesting sup port of Darwins theory offiin this last speech I have seen him are new to mo who have not heard him for years and some are tarp same old ones he was using when I heard him years ago speechICounty News They are as follows He said that on ono occasion after preaching to a colored congregation an old colored woman came up to hima woman whom he supposed would weigh 300 pounds dressed and said to him God bless you Brother Jones Youse everybodys preacher and wo nlggahs all lovo ybu and you do preach more lag niggah than any one wo ovnh heard God bless you Brother Jones you got a white skin but you got a black heart ar A father was walking down the street with his little boy one day when they met a dude The child says Pa what ISthatl Pa said A dude1 Who makes dudes Pa God hiado era I reckonjWell thitii tiinrifOod miisisllka tosays havefugsas well astheeeetofus t Tlipold miser who spends his whole life to accumulate monoy znA who In his old agosits on his fortune with no capacity 1enjoyment reminds me of a fly that has fallen Into n barrel of holasses A little molasses Is good for tho fly but when ho falls In Its all molasses and no fly Woo put gold above God chattels above character We have Inverted Gods order of things We sometimes say Money makes the filly go Money makes everything go that wears hair and It will move a bald headed man tolerably well Mon dont stop now to ask whether a thing is righter wrong but how much money Is there In It I What did you say It for you louzy devils If you did not want your boy to drink and your daughter to marry a drunkard you damnable scoundrels what did you do It for Stand up on your hind feet and talk had You surely did not sign hoping that your buy would not drink but that your neighbors boy would Why dont you say To tell you the God amighty truth did It for the cents If the devil dont get you for It It is just because bo dont want you And every man that will sign that petition tho devil will get the last manor ouhut thank God ho wont get much If you follows that signed that petition dont feel like a dos just now you dont feel natural thats all I reckon you are sorry you canto now nlnt 3ou1 Saytr you women will hold em while I skin wo will make hides of em suppose some of you would llkdito but I would not tight you tam like tho possum was with the skunk He said ho was not r afraid but knew If ho fit him ho could I not go homo to his family I linn not here to fight the saloon- keepers God knows they are as good as you people who sold out at 40 cents a head A saloonkeeper Is like a louse lots his living oft tho heads of families What do you want of saloons here A lot of you old boys signed that peti Oltl1devilsel began to heave and toss and soon HOIPJim are you sick and Jim said Do you spoae Im pukin for fun You all cnn sell out that wants to and all sign petitions that want to but hero Is one follow by the grace of God who would suffer martyrdom first And I would denounce this evil if I knew the whole town was loaded with dynamite I will say what I think if Ys you ride ne out on a rail Tint am IIkoI Pat Begorra Id sooner walk Pat says too tlllituron kin tall agin whisky and say what you please but It Is the finest eyesight medicine ever seen My brother Mike was bar blind anti lie nlvcr saw a tiling at all and ho took whisky n week or so aul bfiporra he sass snnkps And that Is all know that It Is good for expect rome of you old brothen are drinking it for their stomachs sake To sea some of you going Into saloon all tho time one would think you had a chronic bellyache That Is a won taken from the Bible ladles You wouk have recognized It If Iliad quoted fron almanacThe who blush over such things are tho very Ignorant You women who have so much mock modesty need never fear when you fell into the water Your heads will float Just hold ur your handkerchief for a sail and youll come to shore dont care how much money you got If you have a drunken boy at your house and a girl you cant trust out of your sight you are bankrupt But If a man has not a dollar if he has a good swet wife noble boys and prince ly girls his fortune Is made mars riches consist in tho purity bits homo and the nobility of his dren If that Is true what do you want with Raloons here you bulletheaded fools you Remember I am saying these things to your faces you old drunlmldsunlesR your liloomln noses grow on the hack of your heads Men say there is nothing in it man told me once there was nothing In epecac I asked him if he would tale thirty grains He saTif yes there was nothing In Itall imagination He swallowed It Next day met him our said Anything In epecac Yes sir he says but there is nothing In ins If your boy Is any account he dont need a dollar from you and If ho is ol no account every dollar you leave him will help to sink him There Is not a man In the country that has money and a daughter but some dude Is waiting for her I said to my girls You go out and fetch a dude in her and Ill spit on It and drown it You spit on a dude and if hecant swim youve got him Have you ever been whore you didnt have to That Is the highest piano a white man ever stood onor colored man either That reminds me of a fellow asking me once Does the ored man differ from the Northerner in his Instincts I said No ha differs mostly In his out stinks You talo this giggling laughing dancing girl She will never get any where She will evaporate on the way If I had a daughter who wore a number seven ehoe and a number three hat I would teach her to dance I would want to train the big end of the thing rvrtovRirlflralbr Mitri4jeprett3f little things Fjllls and flowers mid bangs 1 dont object to bangs I always said Uhought they were becoming to women and mules 55 We need more honey bees and fewer buterflles in our land What do you want to be pretty for you little Idiots If I lied a perfectly beautiful daughter- I would rejoice to see her break out with smallpox would rather see her marked from head to chin than see her the target of the evil glances of the libertine Rut I dont think any of all you need be uneasy But then confess I dont want a woman too ugly Once a man took a rollow home to dinner with him They sat and talked nail the wife went out to see about the dinner The husband said My wife Is the grandest woman tying She Is not so pretty hut beauty you know is only skit deep The friend said You ought to skin her r If were to go Into one of your sa loons tonight and take a drink by morrow It would bo telegraphed all over the world It would he In all tho papers that Sam Jones down at SI nournoy Iowa went into a saloon and took a drink You could go In three times tonight and ten times tomorrow red not a word bo said I thank God for tho difference between a gentleman and n vagabond Some of us were born half dog and half man Some have fed the dog and starred tho man until absolutely the man In them dead and the dog is full mown If sonic of you had more hair ind tall you could run rabbits As you ire you arc fit for nothing but bofogna i SS A woman came to me mill said I lont know what to do My boy will smoke cigarettes I cant do anything with him How old is he asked Six years old Well says I would take It out In the back yard anti wring Its neck Its no learnt to kill a thing like that folks Murder Is the killing of a hu nan being and you know a human bo ng wont smoke cigarettes We need tho oldfashioned daddys and uammys We only have papas and mammas now and a child might as well be born an orphan That makes uo think of fellow telling about a cow He said she gave milk sixteen ears and mlver lead a calf and her uotlier before her never had a calf 4155 great many years ago my wife and initially ngreed that when wo could nut our kids we would go out of the kid husiiessI am sorry for the uiblic school teachers If they whip Id the mother will bo down there cawing dirt nil over the house If tho lUbllc educates your kid let tho public Ick your kid There are three ways to appeal to a h03 To his sense of honor his con science pride and hide If ho has a sense of honor you dont have to lick him If he has a conscience and pride you can catch him there but if ho msnt any of these you must tan his tieThe only way to ralso that boy is to raise him often I believe Itl Melee em Wo preachers aint doing much hilt wo are doing the best nB can with tho gang we got You put a preacher In an Ice hex unit than get mad because ho dont sweat church Is deader day than it ever was in tho world ltIO cry Is all for educated ministers Fel lows that sign their names with A LrJn P E and S We need some common senee preachers you find a fellow with a whole alpha bet on him turn him out If was running a soap factory In help and the carcasses of sonic of those old church members that signed the saloon petition were brought to me I could use em Id have nothing to de odorize them with From the Gallipolls Weekly Trl buno FOR THE QUAKERS A New York man who was on a visit to the little lOwn of Greenwich R I visited an old CJuaker meeting hous there he found a book of records dat ing from tho early part of to 1749 From this book he copied the following September 15 To ye Age and Beloved Mr John Illgginson There Is now a ship at sea called Welcome which has on board an hundred or more of the heretics and malignants called Quakers with W Penn who Is the chief scamp at the head of them The General Court has accordingly given secret orders that Master Malachi Huscott of the brig PropaBse to waylay the said AVelcomo slyly as near tho Capo of Cod as may be and maico captives of the said Penn and hlsungodly crew so that tho Lord may he glorified and not mocked on the soil of this new Country with tho heathen worship of the people Much spoil can be made by selling the whole lot to Barbadoes where slaves fetch good prices In rum and sugar and shall not only do the Lord great service by punishing the wicked but we shall make great good for his ministers and tho people ter Huscott feels hopeful and I will set down the news when the ship comes back Yours In ye bowels of Christ COTTON SLATHER BOOKS Please Write to the Blade For a Free York City Is CatalogueIpub1lsherof In tqrldT Hevbaa Blade an agentI for tho sale of them and has a catalogue to bo circulated tree by this paper A full stock of his books will be kept constantly on hand for sale at tho Blue Grass Blade ofllco or to he sent postage prepaid to any address sending tho price Indicated by the catalogue These hooks will bo mailed to promptly from tho Blue Grass Blade office In Lexington Ky Please write to tho Blade for a free catalogue to be kept for reference Captain Loyd on That Tom Paine Gavel Nets Rochelle N Y Fob 1902 Sditor of B G 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Railwaystor it Is A Great Railway Time tables maps and Information furnished on application to C Mar dough Traveling Passenger Agent arew Building Cincinnati BEHIND THE BARS 31498 PRICE My second book Behind the Bars 1498 written while teas the guest of your Undo Samuel the penl cntlary at Columbus where he put uo to board at the suggestion of the Christian brethren is now on tap like vlso on top It Is commonly regarded and espo ally among the ladles as a warm baby It Is bound in maroon and gold and Is bound to get there Eli Tho pages iro by 9 long primer typo 303 pages Tho internal revenue on It Is postpaid to any part of the earth or sea md am tho collector for this district has a beautiful halt tono picture of lIt Fraternally ijiiitJORI CHART 11 THIS ITEM Is Printed For One Special Man have a friend who Is a devout rn llglonlst of the Baptist brand and we have often locked horns In discussion Ills great man Is Dr Wllford Hall whose writings ho has quoted much to me If I lied ever told my friend that Hal was cracked In his brain he would hay regarded It as more evidence that was crazy I will send him a marked of the Item taken from New Yorl Truth Seeker which from the name It he will take to he a religious ofI It Is as follows The other day an old man Jumped off the ferry boat between New York anrl Weehawken N J and resisting all of fers of assistance in the form of ropes and lifepreservers would have drowned if two deckhands from a passing tug had not jumped In and kept his head above water On being pulled out was found to be A Wllford Hall why once conducted a journal called Micro cosm which older reapers of The Truth Seeker will remember and in which essayed to upset liie doctrines of evolu tion the undulatory theory of light and other accepted conceits of science al attacked Universalism as a danger ous heresy Mr Hall Is 83 years old and well preserved physically although his mind Is even more unhinged than his writings indica- teMORMONS REVIEWED By a Lady Who is Related to Some of Them BRACEVILLE IOWA March Blue Grass Blade- I send you 250 for five subscriptions wish I could help you In that 500 deal but I can do nothing more except to give you an Interest In my prayers that ought to bo consoling to you Your experience In the Blade with the miraculous career of Rev George 0 Barnes recalls my experience with the Mormons In Missouri they have their Virgin who has given birth to a child by tho Holy Ghost and tho child it to be a great prophet Some of their own people however think the Holy Ghost Imposed upon the poor girl Their present leader is Jo Smith II a big fat fellow They liars a school at Lamonl and have a number of good speakers well euucated in the cult Clh Vro olwajrs ready for debate with the onliodox ami Wake it hot for them but they do not taro to tackle Agnostics They show from the Bible that Peter was this first Pontiff or President and then there was a falling away for 1800 years when God through revelation chose Joe Smith to preside over the church Their main text is Luke 1618uHe that belleveth and is bap tized shall be saved and he that be lieveth not shall be damned And these signs shall follow them that believe In my name they shall cast out devils they shall speak with new tongues they shall take up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing It shall not hurt them They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover They say The Saints are the only people on earth who have these signs to follow them and that hence they are the only believers- tallied to some of their preachers I said their logic was good until it reached themselves and that then they failed to exhibit the signs Their ply always is An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign and no sign shall be given them- said was no sign seekerdidnt seek for that which did not exist but that any signs were on exhibition I was ready to view them and that all needed to take me into the Saints church was a miracle and that if they Gould convince me that they hall any power that was above natures laws I would surrender my all body and soul into their keeping But I told them that wanted a clean case At one ol their meetings one of them tapped me on the shoulders and said Come with me I want you to talk with a went and he introduced mo to Mrs Robert Moore and he said Now Mrs Moore want you to tell what the Lord has done for you among the Latter Day Saints She said she had a cancer about the size of an egg that the best doctors In this state said It was a cancer and that unless It was removed It would kill her but tho Saints hail prayed over her and gradually it had disappeared told her that did not for a ment doubt her veracity for sho is as fine an old lady as there Is In the conn try but that thought she must be taken either In thinking it a cancer or In thinking it cured It It was a cancer Crowds of people seemed to take this as a victory for the Saints notwithstanding the prejudice against them So I determined to Investigate It and in about six weeks after I heard Mr Robert Moore say he would give any body a hundred dollars to cure his Fifes cancer anti he told me that the Saints had tried to cure his wifes can cer and thought they had done so but that they wore mistaken Ho said that while ho was one of the Saints he had found out to his sorrow that they could not perform miracles This winter ate dinner at his house where lie keeps a country poatofilce at Moore Missouri and ho showed mo the cancer preserved in alcohol which been cut by Surgeon Glendenning of Llnovllle Iowa Robert Moore came from Kentucky a very early day He U a relative of C Moore of the Grass Blade or at least belongs to tho same spe cies and Moore will excuse me when say Robert Moore is one of the first men In Northern Missouri and am related to the expresident to the Utah Mormons Lorenzo Snow being his nephew Every miracle that ever occurred would be just like the above if traced up Abraham Lincoln said A lie will go all over the neighborhood while the truth Is putting on Its boots MRS SNOW INFIDELS NEVER ASSASSINS Tho preachers all over tho country aro saying that the assassinations of rulers grow out of Infidelity- To show that that Is a He I depose as follows The Baltimore Sun prints a list of 100 assassinations of rulers beginning with the assassination of Julius Caesar 41 B C and coming down to assassination of McKinley theI D Of these Instances It gives the year month day of the month and from 1792 down the day of the week the name of the party killed or assault ed the name of the assassin the Instrument used and the motive of the assassin Of these it is not said In any Instance toot assassin was an atheist or Infidel It Is a significant fact that more of these assassi nations have been committed upon Sunday than upon any other one day of the week Tho Sun In a resume of the facts says Of 78 attacks that occurred since 1792 15 fell upon Sunday 13 on day on Tuesday 7 on Wednesday on Thursday 11 on Friday 10 on SaturdayAs the characters of these as sassins the Sun says Of motives political are in the majority to which are added dynastic religious and acts of revenge Next figure socialism nihilism and anarch- Ism the last lately preponderating Thero acre six attempts to nssnssl rate Queen Victoria years were 1S10 1842 twice 1849 1850 18S2 Of the Edwards Kings of England tour were assassinated Edward II having been killed on the second at 1874 to 1S7S three rulers were attacked by Socialists From to six were attacked by Nihilists From 1S85 to 1901 nine rulers were attacked by Anarchists and of the nine there were six willed The ac count fails to say that any of these was attacked by an an Infidel but the preachers will continue to say ty produces assassination all the same but the preachers are liars all the same WILLIES REASON A certain Sunday School teacher was questioning her claaa Where was Christ born iho aikeil ot pondered awhllo and finally announced Mauch Chunk Mauch Chunk 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the number of persons who Joy the Blade and the amount of real enjoyment of each are taken Into con sldoratlon doubt If there Is a newspa per in the world that surpasses tin little Grass Blade am perfectly independent now reo gadlng the fine matter that Is to go to this paper each week may not make the scratch of a pen and yet then will bo supplied each week from tin finest infidel newspaper writers abut dance of matter to uut twice as much Into this paper as it ordinarily has and that Is what I intend to do Beside ihii there are continually coming to tin Blade articles from new correspondent of both sexes and all ages from lifter to ninety In prose and poetry thlngi that aro good and ought to be printed Of course there is much that waste barrel catches when roturr statues are not sent do not Intend to slack any of mj personal energy as a writer for this pao per but It can only get that Ndtt1 intend to put Into an increase of the elr culatlou of this paper an energy tar In excrsR of anything that have over ye Appeal to Reason a Social paper has attained a circulation of It is truer that Socialism like re llgion and politics has dollars and cents in It siipposribly at leastfor It friends and It is quite a different tiling f far an Infidel paper that in simply t matter of principle and morals to gain such a circulation as that hutIf can get MXf6rllio llnotyporl IptLndt- try for 100000 readers of the Jibuti three years from dui thatrdm6 ilgcBlade the number of that Issue that printed so that all can see whether am accomplishing my plan THE Nt LtP Must Stand or Fall With the Blue Grass Blade The National Liberal Party organized at Cincinnati Sunday Ian M Is the grandest organization that the world ever saw In tho highest and moat senses of the word grand not even excepting the Government of lie United States which was organized by Infidels as a protest against the iniquity and injustice ef tho Christian religion If the Government of the United States had remained as It was Intended to bo by its Infidel founders Thomas Paine Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson or if it could have been res tored to Its original plan and purpose from which the Christians had diverted lIaR was desired by the Infidel Lin coin there never would have been any use for the National Liberal Party and that party never would have existed With all of Us imperfections tide by far tho greatest government that ever existed and from this government emanated nearly all that ling been done especially in the department of dl cov ory and mechanics to advance the world In the past century the century which has accomplished more than nearly all past centuries combined Against the general trend this country the only formidable enemy Is the Christian religion which has been Is and ever will be wherever It can get a foothold the enemy of all progress In science and morals and In every thing that tends to human and animal happi Xatlonal Liberal Party Is organ ized to combat the ruinous effect of this Christian octopus of unsatiable and omnivorous maw If the world continues to advance In Intelligence as it has done in my mom oryof more than a half century the principles of the X L IJare bound ultimately obtain But the manor w man who reads Volneys imbue or who Is permitted to see the broken arches and prone columns of Thebes Palmyra Persejoll Babylon Nineveh or to know the wonderful story of lpur must know only too well and t o sadly that civilizations do not by any means always progress or oven hold their own but as wo read from Gibbon The Rise and Pall of lto man Kmplre so governments have grown and fallen into decay like men IIHVIItableMacaulay0 gentleman i ra land will sit upon the broken arch of London bridge to sketch the ruins of St Paul and tho time will come when laborers delving In earth to plant potatoes will dull their lines ngahll1t the marbles of our national capitol tho fallen statues from our templo of fame and against the Corinthian eol omus of Glrard college wondc who those things when the were made and what they were malic for while plowman of tho future whether hits plow be run by olcctrlclt1 or a mere sharpened fork of a tree vlll encounter tho steel rails of our groales railroads and wonder why they were made as the Arab of today stands and wonders at the origin of the SphInx anti Pyramids that his fathers built These things are not what may be but what inevitably must be asmh tory repeats Itself Glbralta Is the synonym of all that Impregnable but the day will come the nautilus will spread his tin sail and glide over the place when Glbralta once stood To take tho point from the tooth of time and to forfend these sad destinies of nation to the ultima thule of possl bully Is the great work of great men and great women and the Nations Liberal Party is only one of the million of menus that in the annals of Him will be called into requisition to ad vanco and defend human enlighten ment and happiness This party tinny or may not succeed As It stands now it seems to have as fair showing for ultimate success as the Republican party did when it or ganlzcd to crush the Iniquity of slavery We nil know the story of how a kingdom was lost HInd all for the want of a horseshoe nail and theso same aicl dental incidentals hang over us now lico Damocles swords just as much as t toy over did So far as can see as bearing upon the present emergency the most impor t mt of these as connected with the fati o the N L 1ls the support of thlll little paper the Blue Grass libido It is plant to all that the N L P never would have existed had It not hon for existence of this little p r hunt like modern Home upon tho ruins of Its author With all of Its conflicts seems to mo that there is but ono danger to tho sta hlllty of this paper and that upon Its existence the organ of the greater thinkers of the world depends tin triumph of the National Liberal party exactly as there was a time when tin extstonco of the whole Republican ty depended upon a paper smaller than Blade edited by William Lloyi Garrison who frequently had to Itop his paper and who suffered all ludlgui ty and Insult from Christians until Vendell Philips came to his aid to suf for with him as Wilson came to mitt to bo scorned and condemned as waR Philips by Ver people to whom he thought mepould look for sympathj and IJ believe that tho continued publlca tlon of this paper dopaids upon its Jet ting from somebody other than Mr Hughes or myself jiflll with which tc nuke the first payment on a linotype machine and It Is for those who read this to determine whether U shall get that assistance CONDENSEDLETTERS Florence Colol have received sam plo copies of your paper for which you lave my thanks Unclosed for one ear for Blue Grass UladcII C Bailey Maey Texas If you live ton years longer and keep hitting the same old licks you will have millions of followers LA LIN1ttt- YomnmentNut unless got that lino ype Cincinnati oi enclose a clipping from the TimesStar of March 7th to how you that Inlldels have money to bury hope they will give you f to to buy a linotype mmachi- neanesville1iIolncloced Knjoy reading your paper very much hut by the best writer I think is Mrs lenry1L A HtKiuiAti j Merkel Texas Send me your cata logue wont some hooks Hope you vlll got the linotype and make the Made four times as big Tho platform or the X L P suits me want to see woman acknowled a full fledged human Doing entitled to all the rights lights md benefits of life If that Is ever ac ompllsh d priestcraft will wither Suc to tho N L P A WAT OttoBrlceville1enn I suspect that some Christian is destroying my Blade anti write to know about It miss it very muchW L Cornplanter Pa Kuelosed for my n for another yearhi S Mm lII v Xorwalk Oonnl Congratulate you and members of the Cincinnati Con gress upon substituting tho word party for league Your comment upon Henry C Smiths letter in the last Blade Is he best thing you have printed In the ladeA 141itxNNar- 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