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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r tIkiWL4 r 1 c r7 Jf t o f a i BLUE GRASS BLADEf DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS fi PIIJkeJ k jTHEWORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE f i I 02 AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL 8 w MlIln t EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE t VOL XI NO 7 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY 0 APRIL 0 E M 302 X100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year 100 IiII n u II 250 TERMS 100 por year in advance in clubs of five cent foreign sub scrlntlon MARk ATI drafts sad j Express orders payable totlioJlLBH GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky dlscontlnnodI whothor yoa are a now or old snb r scrtbori OFFICE Btroot of publication lip East Third ENTERED at tho Post office at Loxlng MalliBLUE GRASS BLADE PO BOX As 393 Lexington KentuckyJ Published WEEKLY at 100 a year In advance Club Rates and Sample Copies r Tho BADB will bo sent for cents a year oaoh for any order for FIVE or more Sample copies will boson free AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the Blado by sending two cents each for ten papers or more- ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Ro wells Newspaper Directory says 4 5368 + + Average Weeekly Circulation + + for 190W F BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky f Tho leading weekly In the + + State Published in tho heart f + of tho Blue Grass Region Clr + + culates in ovary State in the 4 + Union and in some foreign + 4 countries + 1 + Reaches a liberal class of + + buyers Advertising rates and 4 4 sample copies on application f+ + My termsaro 1000 an Inch a year paid in advance regardless of the number ot inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 MOORE J THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink IL 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 do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the Wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons ando the scaffolds upon either bank Ido- n ot wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff Mlltd alcohol c Mill a INtlMOtE knrr i DR WILSON Addresses a Letter to the Readers of the Llau My LTmRAT FnIRNJ I want to talk to you about tho financial aspect of this paper sfato what I know wlnst I myself will do and what I think you ought to do First OJiis paper costs about 50 per issue Ihls includes cost of paper print lug and mailing Prom 3600 to 5000 papers are put out each week Now multiply 10 by fiftytwo tho number of weeks in n yenrand you have 2000 tliis add the rpnEl lIIpor month and you havo 2720TJlen there aro repairs and other little oxtras running tho ex penses up to f2800 It has SWX subscribers ono hrflf of Whom are fifty cent subscribers From five to six hundred of the others aro ways behind with their subscriptions youwillatmosphere JIughos has to llvo on Mr supporthisthis has to bo paid whether ho cats or not and ho dont always oat Ile leas to have some clothes to cover his anat omy and his wifo and bahy lou ht to bo decently apparroled Now I know that they live humbly and for years hove made ono continual sacri fice and In a souse they desorvo more credit than any of us bigger guns who aro showered with praises for our writ Jlughoshasto got tho lUadoout You wont lot him do it any longer WILL YOU Now very naturally tho question wilt bo asked mo Why cloiit you chip in and that is a legitimate question andT will raiser It bys ying tit at r time as money I contribute hundreds of dollars yearly to tho Blade When first began writing for it it had OO8ubscrlborslamsl1t1sfied that oth or writers havo been attracted to it cause Mrs Henry and myself have stuck to it and that all Us contributors fiavo done mush to build It up to its prosontinagnlflcont circulation On account of my open stand my prac tice has greatly suffered and toll oft 1100 last year I count this 1100 as a cash contribution to the Vreothought cause and 1 toll you that moans a lotto a poor man It moans zeal enthusiasm a world of nnsolfislinois and personal sacrifice I havo two families on my hands besides my own which more or loss depend upon mo count time paper postage and my writings as nothing alt of those tributions aro just so much Love I dont like to parade what I do and this is Urn first Limo I havo over done it and do it now only because I cannot consistently appeal to others for help without showing my own hand Now I havo boon saving somo money with whlqh I want to tako a Post Grad unto Courso this year if possible I want to go East I want to see old ocean and place my hand upon his hoary mano propos to extract out of that lit tie pile with which to head a subscrip tion for that linotype Now how much wilt you give Have you a gizzard have you any Freothought sand in your craw If you havo you will cough up You will give something How many of you will cover my It is no use to buy a linotype and rnortgago the whole outfit with morn ovoryIlittle measly inslgnlcant fifty cont piece tho Blade will bo put on a firm financial basis If tho groat majority would glvo just twontyflvo cents this along with those who donate larger sums will pay for tho linotype There are a few who are out of em ployment and others sick and others aged and impoverished and to those a fifty cent piece is as big as a cart wheel and those are not expected to glvo and I dont ask thom to But bless their loving hearts they are just tho kind who aro most willing and who do give If they possibly can Wo havnt so many rich among us and a few of them only aro openhanded and these among whom are tho Itootes Mr Glenn of Cincinnati and others aro taxed to their uttermost Their goner osity extends upon every hand and they nobly do their share but they can not bo expected to do it all Thoro is a limit to giving You middlemen you who aro employ ed who own your property who aro really ablo to contribute all the way from ono to twgntyilvo dollar open your hearts to tho causo anti lot ns lift this paper out of tho hole and preserve its usefulness Will yon see it go down 1 dont believe you will I cant afford giveX23 Ji f twentyfivoIstances A long pull anti a pull alto pother will save the paper and every little pnll helps to got the cart outof the mire IYon all know that a paper that is tho latest Improved machines is Ita great disadvantage As It is llughos hirofwlilsjtypape tang ono9a tho With a linot3Peiho cantlo this work himself and save all that expense which oats up all the profits Some pt you dont know what a linotypo is 1 will loll you It is tho next timing to a hnman being most wonde fnrof all pieces machinery doing the work offlyoor six men in typo aetting onpnfllr a trig eunuch of composition lead la Curonco and it is melted and comes out aTibwspapor the machine being operated like a typowriter Ono man can sit down at tho cllck1ty click and run off limo Grass Blade in two days time and theres whore tho savlngwlll como in wholo expense of typeset ting will bo turned to profit and never again will there bo any necessity for tho helptome Mr Moore on account of his stand on liquor and cialism To these will say that you ought to bo Liberals enough lo try and put up with Mr Mooro for tho sake of saving tho Blade Tho paper Is needed and peculiar Impracticable and dizzy as It sometimes is it fills Its own peculiar niche to satisfaction of a vast numberIt bo run to a bettor effect than it is but r believe that it is converting moro than any other Liberal journal It is road amore because It is moro icono lot us chip in and buy a linotypo out and out If wo cant do this lotus pay as much on It as possible Dont bo ashamed to subscribe small amounisJ ifenough donate small sums tha is needed but clvo yohCnnr Hi t ABOUT A BAPTIST SKyBUSTEtT I have received from T B Swark Stella Oklahoma a letter In which oc curs the following Not long since was conversing with a friend who is a member of the Baptist Church and asked him If he ever seen a copy of tho Blue Grass Blade He said he hall not and I showed him a copy Ho read some comments by you and gave me a letter front ono of the most noted preachers sky busters bellve you call themIn Oklahoma and asked me to send It to you for com ment He detests the deceptive nature of tho letter enclosed letter Is a circular print ed In the style of a typo vrlter and Is signed Your Brother In Christ Ray possibly kin to purest ray se rene It Is printed on the stationary of The National Baptist Flag Ray D D Editor Its a sort of coin cldenco that his Initials stand for damned bad something like his bro ther Rucker here In Kentucky but when Ray sent his letter to this fellow he didnt seem to see Into the true inward ness ot things like the XRay does In Rays letter occurs the following You know that the National Bap tist Flag Is set for the defence of tho Church of Christ in contrast with Romanism Mormonlsm Campbellism SeventhDay Adventists and other here sies Of course every Baptist In the world hates every Cnmpbollito In the world antI every Campbelllte returns the pliment and every sect hates every other In Oklahoma where my old pals arc not much In evidence a fellow like Ray can give vent to the hate In his heart In talking about the Campbellltes but If Ray lived In Lexington where tho Campbellltes are thick and got dead loads ot money Ray would speak ot them as Christian Church Just as everybody and every newspaper In Lox Ington I remember when It was common to call them Campbellltes then as they began to get moro numerous and richer they called them Disciples and when they got to be thick antI big rich they called them Christians SomeUody must send McGarvey a marked copy of this I would love to hear him cuss when ho rends It Henry and the Broncho Buster An extract from some unknown news paper of date March 02 alludes to Henry Watterson as havo lately Inunor talized himself by calling Roosevelt a broncho buster I have been calling him that until It is old and probably somebody had done so before I began GOV BECKHAM IN FAVOR OF DOCKING HORSES Ono of the most brutal of practices that Is perpetrated by horsemen who our without taste and culture and who itro devoid of sympathy for animals Is disfiguring of horses by cut talon off so that a disgusting Ilcruel up over the horses back mutilated It Indecent to ride behind a who would commit such an Itrige ought to be sent to penl Fentlary and It Is the practice of such Ipnorant brutal cruelty by rich snobbery =re who want to ape the English that- Mat given Kentucky tho worst reputation of any state in the Union gjThcre was an effort made by some of Ute more humane of our society to pass n law against this docking of horses and the bill passed and Beckham vetoed- it Fie writes an alleged argument to Jiistlfyhl8 course which Is morally and Inttictually so disgusting that I will not not printIt nil It simply says In substance that every body else Is doing wrong and making irjojiey by It and we are fools If we d6ht do same- hutellcctttaliy It is a piece of boyish twaddle while morally it Is enough to make any man or woman of refined In stincts heart sick A sample of Beckhams drlvling idiocy bill would not accomplish to any appreciable extent the Object for vhfiiVifjajintcndea It Is toj credit ople of Kentucky that cry are addicted to lr i= ln toy use nnd that near e by horsemen In mfetUJdemand ot the Eastern trade whlchfas long as It insists upon having horsesi with docked tails will lit able to get then whether the docking Is done In Kentucky or somewhere else Legislation therefore In order to stop the practice should be directed at those who demand such horses and not at those who sell them- have read a great many very small things that came from very big people but the last clause In that extract Is the weakest thing I ever read from anybody In any prominent official position Beckhams Idea is to give chromos to Kentucky biped brutes who cut off horses tails and then havo the Vander bllts and Plcrpont Morgan and that gang all sent to the penitentiary for buying them No wonder with such men at our head Kentuckys leading people are a race of moral degenerates ANOTHER SUNDAY SCHOOL SON What Is said here Is not said in any of jubllance over my enemies write It with a heavy heart and It does not make me happy to know of the misfortunes of others Auout ten years ago the Lexington newspapers announced that there would be a meeting of the citizens of Lexing ton in the Court House to protest against the publication of the Blue Grass Blade In Lexington I attended the meeting There were tom men who took the In meeting They were Rev Dr W F V Bartlett the most eloquent anti most popular preacher Presbyterian In town ant having the richest and most fashionable congregation then there was Judge J D Hunt who was chairman of tile meeting IIe was a learned judge ot the Circuit Court and was president of the Northern Bank of Kentucky tho reputation of which was tho greatest and finest of any hank In the West Then there was J W Sayre the heir apparent to tho old reliable banking house of Sayre Co White I was talking to the meeting Sayre called me a liar and started at mo as to strike me Then there was J Hull Davidson Ho came from n good family was very handsome very tal ented the most popular man in Lexington was the Mayor of the city and tho proprietor of the finest hotel and the finest liquor saloon In the city In the wholo houso there was only one man who was a friend to me Ho was a poor working man named II Beatty Ho did not say a word during the meet Ing but wllen they had all finished abusing me and there wag a kind ot n if lull In the proceedings Beatty got up anti come to me and handed me Today these are the facts that have existed for several years Bartlett was In the pulpit of his fine church In the midst of a prayer when he was stricken with paralysis and fell across the pulpit He was car ried to his homo and has never since appeared on the streets of Lexington Hunt Is not now a judge and the once famous Northern flank has had to quit bank had heavy losses and had to quit business Davidson was sued by tho city of Lex ington for 16000 and his career for years seems to have been but n series of misfortunes The last time I saw batty ho was still poor but he was Just bubbling over with happiness because his two sons were getting good salaries as scientists All tour of the men who were my ene mies were ChrIstians Reverse the con ditions so as to make them all Infidels and make mq the Christian and It will make a good Sunday school story A NEW AGNOSTIC JOURNAL I have received with great pleasure a beautiful prospectus which reads as fol lows Chicago March 25 1902 FRIEND OF PROGRESS We wish to do all In our power for our great cause of Free Thought Truth and Right while It is yet day acting on the advice of friends we have determined to publish In this city a weekly paper to be know as The Agnos tic In order to secure secondclass ratesMjf postage we must have a bona fidMtst of subscribers to begin with S 1u will see the friends of our locality and ask them w nett imusiA iwill become ono of cm first nub sc titers yourself It will materially help alit us To begin with the papoVwfll be a four column eight page quarto and the price will be per year Wo will have an able corps of the best writers In the world The publishing of this Free Thought Weekly Is a big undertaking but wo be lieve It will become a great factor in the mental emancipation of the world Yours for progress J E HOSMER N BThe Agnostic is to be a Weekly Paper at per year DISCONTENT BEATS COMSTOCK In the Government prosecution of Discontent under the Comstock law charged with Issuing obscene litera ture Judge Hanford gave the jury peremptory instruction to find for the defendant before the testimony was half In stating that during the noon recess he had read the article com plained of and that there was nothing obscene In it This Is another triumph over Comstock who I think is a very bad man and whom think the Coy ernment is getting to understand after so long n time- am oposed to freelove obscene lit eraturo and anarchy meaning by the word anarchy the sentiment ot which Czolgosz was exponent hope Discontent will never bo amenable to the charge of encouraging any one of that unhallowed trinity Discontent reprints from the Blado my comment upon Freo Society anti Discontent under its own heading The Olive Branch- have carefully read several of the last Issues of each of those papers and find nothing objectionable them and I do hope they will keep out of their papers anything that at all encourages freelove and that they will change the name of their Quaker philosophy to something more In consonance with it than the word anarchy now Justly one of the most desplsable words In the English language THE PARSON HUGGED HER Special to the Record ilerald Brazil id1areh 22Tlie city school board has demanded the resig nation of Rev E M Muncie principal at the Meridian street school building He is charged with hugging and at tempting to kiss Miss Ethel Monce 15yearold daughter of Benjamin Monce ono of the leading contractors of the city- CommentThey are having hugging bees now to raise money for churches and It looks tough to bounce a parson because he does a little hugging thats not on the regular program 3000 St Louis to Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Cal and Intermediate points during March and April the Missouri Kansas Texas Railway Katy Flyer Route will sell tickets at above rate Personally conducted ex cursion cars leave St Louis everyTues day at 822 p in via DenIson Dallas Waco San Antonio and El Paso Texas For further particulars call on or ad dress H F Bowsher D P A 435 Wal nut street Cincinnati 0 DR LOUIS BANKS tt iiv1tBoth Soldiers Statesman God Fearing I f4 f MencNEW YORK March 23Dr Louis Albert Banks spoke by way of prelude before the Sunday evening sermon In Grace E Church on the comparJsonrof the personalities of President Roose velt and the German Emperor He spoke In part as follows Both the Emperor and the President are religious In their spirit In a way each Is a prophet In his own country each Is so Interested in religious and moral teaching that he has at one timeoor another delivered sermons and igious r addresses Neither ever loses un ftnportunlty of testifying his faith In God and love for the Bible Both tho President and the Emperor are soldiers by temperament They love peace but are wild with delight at fight and they have pluck and courage to die for what ever they struggle for without blinking and yet though they are soldiers they are statesmen As for Roosevelt he Is a great hunter a good scholar writes Interesting books has won fame as n soldier created a sphere as a civil ser vice reformer shut up the New York saloons on Sunday Emperor William of Germany Is the most religious of all living rulers Ho mado a holy pilgrimage to Palestine In order to drink In the spirit of Chris tlan religion at the fountain head and then came home and In an absolutely offensive war gave the most brutal or tiers for the murder of Innocent menv womenmui clilldrn the ire kOWJrto Ihli No American Indian tall such a savage as Emp rpm dam main feature In rerligion and books Is that hi called Paine a filthy little atheist alike Indicative of his religious hato and his Ignorance What kind of a lover of peace Is It who Is wild with delight at fight How many times have William and Roosevelt died for what they struggled for How much blood has either of r them ever shed on any battlefield How much when and where Shut up the saloons on Sunday t What about the other six days of the week Is It any Worse to get drunk on Sunday than on Monday Or Is It the only objection to the saloon that It keeps people away from church on Sun day c ZACHARY James W Zachary of Lexington will be remembered by many Blade readers as the Campbelllte preacher and editor of a little religious paper who has so distinguished himself by his hostility to me that It Is of Interest to the Blades friends to keep track of the man Ills paper a few months since was re fused admission to the Lexington post office on the ground that It was an ad vertisement ot his business do not know whether It was subsequently adbmltted I have not seen It or heard ot It since and It used to come to me on my exchange list Since then Zachary has heen president of the International Investment Com pany at Jit Sterling Ky Associated with him In this enter prise were two sons of Cornellson tho r man who spent a term of three years In jail for an assault upon Judge Reid ot the Kentucky Court of Appeals In con sequence of which Reid suicided and Cornellson were at the time ciders in tho samo Campbelllte church In Mt Sterling Tho International Investment ComIpany busted and Zachary went to State of Washington anti Is there at this writing i Judge Parker a few days since in structing the grand jury about these Inj vestment companies of character of Zacharys said they were gambling In stitutions no better than farro banks i and that any man of common sensq ought to know that ho could not getxthree dollars out of such an Institution for every one dollar put in Zachary is the man who said while Irwas In the penitentiary that as soon as I got out ho would have me put back again Who knows but that some day Zachary may bo wearing the stripes In a penitentiary and not have so good a tirao of it as I did tM tk j i BLUE GRASS BLADE PROF PEARSON t AND HIS CRITIC BY JOSEPHINE K HENRY Blest lie the tie that binds Our hearts In Christian love Owe no man anything but to love ono another Romans This Is my commandment that ye love one another Jolts IB 12 Behold how good and how pleasat It Is for brethren to dwell together In unity Psalms 133 By this shall all men know that are e my disciples If ye have love one to another John 13 35 Since Prof Charles W Pearsons recent utterances against the Infalllbl tty of the Bible he has been most sav agely attacked by his clerical brethren Indeed this event seems to have created a riot In orthodox blood = Irrespective of any share In Pro Pearsons views he Is entitled to gra Itufle because his utterances have dls closed the quality of Christianity with which some of the Methodist clerg are Imbued We have emphatic assertions of what these men would do with those who do not accept their peculla brand of Christianity if they had the Pearsons clerical brethre who would wreak such savage vet geance on him are In such a rage that they have clearly overlooked the Blbl command Remove the beam fror thine own eye then thou canst see clearly to remove the mote frdm thy brothers eye Dr Little whose name fits the man says that because Prof Pearson con sides the miracles of the Bible as mere allegories he Is a Benedict AI nold whose deliberate Intent Is to betray the Methodist Church This Is virtually saying that all who do not accept Methodist doctrine are traitors and infidels We cannot see why the Dr Little and men of his calibre should be fine with alarm for the very life of Meta odium for does not their Bible say It God be for ns who caiMe agains us Sure enough What could the Prof Pearsons and a host of Infidels and traitors do against such odds They could not phase Hie old miracle or Meth lism Infidels and traitor- S Votild belforever silenced If a i lracle ouid be before rir the worUJf thatJf traii8frjfevr l1llaUc Killed with religious fuy inteZ ractical follower or hem i who wlien he was reviled reviled not again and who blessed those who closed and persecuted him This one new miracle wotiid be of tore value tc tha world than all the old ones in the Bible The Methodists are great for broth erlng and slstering and this Is how Brother Hardin would show his Christian love for Brother Pearson If had the power and ability wouldskin that man salt his hide and tack It on the barn door before the ordinary preacher could sharpen his jackknife on his bootleg would stand him on his head and pour vln egar Into both ears and let him re main that way until he got some cense If Brother Hardin had the power and ability think of what a fix Broth er Pearson would be In and what a r price Brother Pearson would have to pay for some sense Any preacher who would skin a man salt his hide wear boots and car ry a jackknife should resign as a doctor of divinity and become a butch er or a brigand If this preacher had been on Calvary when they say Christ was crucified he would have played the spear thrusting and vinegar act to perfection Yet It was for such sinners as these it is said Christ died It really seems to me they were not worth dying for Remember all this would be done by an extraordinary preacher because as he says he would manifest all this Christian love to Brother Pearson fore the ordinary preacher would get General Jonfeience of the Meth odist Church should make a bishop out of Brother Hardin for the receipt he has discovered for teaching sense If the men women and children of the s Methodist Church will get Brother Hardln to stand them on their heads and pour vinegar In their ears the Methodists will get a trust on sense as well as salvation Now when Dr Cadman told 400 Methodist preachers that the Bible was full of errors and contradictions and Bible miracles absurd myths they applauded him but of course Brother Hardlns sense remedy had not been discovered at that time Whatever the charge against Prof Pearson he Is In belief a Siamese twin to Dr Cadman and there are others When moral courage comes to their assistance and all this verifies the statement of Prof Pearson If theo loglans wish to legaiu their lost tellectual leadership or even to sess an Influence upon the thought coordinate with that of poets phllc others and men of science they must throw aside the doctrine of the Infllil hie Bible Inconsistence on Its liberal truth explains the present deplorali condition of the churches Prof Pearson has spoken the truth lu clear cut language Of all things Christians claim sincerity which is a virtue Sincerity Is safe on both shies of a question and Is not sincerity also a virtue In an unbeliever Ilncoln said the trouble with the American people Is that they know so man things that are not so This can be applied with emphasis to preache who preach so many things that are not true The fact Is It Is going Ollt of fashion for people to accept read made handmedown religions Prof Pearsons heresy has forced some damaging admissions from church dignitaries Methodist Dlshop Cranston says Our higher Instlt tions are broadly tolerant The origin of some of the books of the Bible Is debatable Why allow tolerance to set aside truth which Methodism fesses to have preached since the days of WesleIIf the origin of any book verse or sentence in the Bible is debatable then this des oys the claim that the Bible is inerrant and the Word God and a Methodist bishop is the destroyer and he should be cast out with heretic Pearson The fact Is thodoxy retreats before every heretl John Wesley said Giving up witch craft Is giving up the Bible Instead of burning women as they did In We s leys day they have admitted them to the General Conference and women are the prop of the Methodist meet In house Now the cry Is giving up miracles Is giving up the Bible Miracles are fast following the witches Into oblivion Will the case of Prof Pearson he dropped or will the handwriting on the wall appear at the next General Conference and a thorough work of expurgation ordered to cleanse the Sunday school the pulpit and the pew from this socalled virus of reason that threatens to become epidemic If the Methodist Church believes In the miracles of the Bible pei formed thousands of years ago why should It reject those that are being performe today by Schlatter Dowle Mrs EddY1 Helen Wllmans and the miracles wrought by the forearm bonof St Anne aim the espousal ring bf i Virgin Mary- ni iot eltIer umiracles Is Impossible yet makes it a crime nottQ believe1 Blbl miracles and a crime to lTelbjve the new ones Surely great Is this mys teryjnf miracles The case of Prof pearson brings the Methodist Church face to face with thereat question at Issue The di thenticlty ofthe Scriptures To condemn or expel a heretic fror the fold for having the mental anll moral Integrity to express honest con victlbnsi doss not touch the queslioi at issue Is the Bible the Word of GodEither It is or It la not Are the miracles recorded In the Bible abso lately tine They are either true or orthodox claim that the day of miracles is passed anti they are no longed needed There neve was a tiny In the history of the church when a good healthy miracle would assist It as much as today Just oie simon pure miracle wotik put all the doubters scoffers and oclasts to flight and bring an answer to the prayer lord I believe help hou mine unbelief The Inconsistency of this prayer always seemed me to be mixed up with chicanery and attempt at deception If a person fesses In prayer to being a true belled er why should the Lord be Implored to help unbelief Belief In anything that cannot be lemonstratea is the most illusive de uslve hazy mazy state of the hu nan mind Prof Pearson has been condemned not only for refusing to believe what annot be proven but what Is contra ry to nature- I greatly doubt If the greatest theologians of our day could stand a real est of their professed belief Suppose in a court of justice such Iln oath as this should be required to his one Bible miracle- here in the presence of God and my fellowmen take a emn oath that believe that Balaams ass talked Hebrew Would such menas Bishop Potter yman Abbott Cardinal Gibbons and llshop Cranston append their names to this oath Would they As to the laity ninetenths of them have not the slightest lUea of the tenets of their own religion or what the Bible teaches People inherit their religion hood ally themselves with a neighbor church for its social features As to absolute belief in the miracles of the Bible few Christians know what they are and those who do they- float through Uiflr minds like tho fairy tales of childhood the Arabia Nights or the mental Imageries or Jules Verne Bible reading Is almoi obsolete Even the clergy use but a small part of It In serrnonslztng while largely the greater portion of the ble with Its cruelties atrocities hn morality and obscenity Is left severe ly alone The most devout DIble student will lay It aside with alacrity for his newspaper or magazine The Ignorance of what the Bible teaclu among the most devout Christians Is deplorable I asked such a Christian recently If he uelleved the Bible miracles and he said Yes Indeed everyone of them Then asked him whnt were the Bible miracles and he sat The whale swallowing Jonah Mose killing n giant with a stone the witch of Endor and a whole lot of others Yet this Biblical scholar could get a position to teac In the Sunday school for the asking also recently aske one of the most prominent Methodists In Kentucky a Sunday school supers tendent What was the reason there were so many more women Christian than men He said That was very easy to explain that as Christ was a mat women would naturally worship Him If the Savior of the world had been a woman more men than women woul be Christians Now you have It It puzzles me to know why this man has not long ago been made a Methodist from the trouble with Pro Pearson and suspension of ministers for crimes and Immorality there seems to be a movement In the Metl odist camp to a change partners and promenade Thecommlttee of nine men appoint ed to revise the Methodist hymnal hils stricken out the old hymns Sweet Hour of Prayer and He Leadetl Me This Is certainly a confession that tney do not believe In prayers he Ing answered and that they are not satisfied with their Leader Why not bring these brethren up to the har with Prof Pearson Orthouoxy can put science to flight by proving the truth of the Immaculate conception the whale and Jonah the sun standing still the devils going into the swine passage of the Red Sea the flood the burning bush Samson and the foxes the jackass who became a linguist feeding the multitudes with a few and a couple of fishes turrihl fiinto wine raising tit md miracles within the iblo If Methodl cajtiireliie Wor lars as Promemety chained to the musty legend fant Mice Science and reel lou8 faltl ar absolutely revolutionarY regards each other As well try to unite fire and water Prof Pearson cat stand in his mental majesty on the Mount of Reason anti look on at the conflict His critics cannot harm him because they have not the ability nor the power yet these critics will ping with great ardor Heaven Is inyhonic while they rejoice that Brother Pearson will have no Heavenly Home and on his earthly pilgrimageto eter nal torment they would play the skin sing salting vinegar jackknife role an this erring brother By tnls shall all men know that ye ire my disciples If ye ave love one to another John 13 35 Versailles Kentucky P SThe tact has just come to light that the Methodists did not know until now that they are Presbyterians In Louisville Ky on March 20th the tlaven Methodist Church went bodily to the Cumberland Presbyterians There are two reasons assigned by the pastor Rev W A Schell for the hange namely Rev Schell says first Iy there Is no dlfferepee In Methodism and Cumberland Presbyterianism and secondly the Presbyterians offer to mild the Haven Methodists a new hutch which the Methodists have fall ed to Well Well We never knew before that Methodism and Presbyterlanism were one and the same thing and that 3alvln and Wesley were twin reliey ers It is such a pity this has not been found out before it would ave saved good deal of trouble and expense and lessened religious scrapping dis enslons and hatred The longer you live the more you nth out Maybe the High Church Epls opallans may find out that they are nothing but the poor old Baptists 2d P SAnd now comes the news that at the session of the Southwest Kansas Methodist Conference representing 20000 church members Rev Granville Lowther President of Kansas Methodist College at Wlnfleltl to be tried for heresy Rev Lowther says he cannot accept Methodist doe trine any longer or that he is not an heist but a theistic evolutionist He contends that creeds are valuable only as landmarks and that In religion as well as in world building God is proceeding froth lower to higher forms It seems to me that Rev Lower has been studying Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace Instead of Moses and the Phophets What next N WHAT IS DAT Dey Want Dat Dey Dont Know Whtt Dey Want My wife tells a story of n bad lItt10 girl who canto lu crying nod Mama what is that want that dont know what I want I reckon that child wanted a spanking Reminds m of the Anarchists Just as Kate Austin had got me all worked up to such n bloody state of mind that was ready go out a gunning and kill a long stllng of kings and queens and emperors presidents Just like boys kill woo peckers here comes the the news that anarchy Is the peaceablest thing on earth dont want to hurt anybody Just as gentle as Mays lanmb atlll wants a government just as I ways done until I began to begin to be a bloody anarchist Now old Bro Harman the Lucifer man has slipped his tether and got loose and gone and done it and we see that anarchists are nothing but a new brand of Quakers who ought to wear broadbrim hints anti say theo anll yea and nay anti sit In teeth with their hats on I am awful disappointed about It It takes me a long time to make up my mind to do anything bloody during the whole four years of our civil war didnt make up my mind which side to flgt onbut ever do make up my mind to do something desperate then will be hell to pay and no water hot The way old Bro Harman puts this Is thus st r First Is it honest Is It just to sa that the people called Anarchists are op posed to all forms of government While I belong to no Anarchist ciety or club and while I do not call myself an Anarchist know something of the principles taught by those call ell by that name and I know that whll they oppose despotisms of all sorts In eluding the despotisms that lurk mule the forms of Democracy and Republl cat lSm these people believe am practice selfgovernment cooperatlv defense against Invasion in othc words they advocate that form of ernment sometimes called the Coope native Commonwealth In which ther are no rulers and no ruled no millionaire monopolists no proletalres or paupers no tyrants and no slaves Second Is It honest is It just to cal iirchlsts Malcontents who soul letice to destroy the existing I Iifei word malcontent Is t1 sllennell y Webster One who Is discontented specially a discontented subject of oyernnient one who expresses his content by words or overt acts I take the ground boldly and freely hat whoever is not a malcontent under existing social and civil order Is not human at least he Is not humane or lymphathetlc with those who stiff e wrong and outrage from working or the miscalled social and civil order Ml progress comes from discontent While It Is probably true that son who call themselves Anarchists believe in opposing force by force violence hy lolence murder by murder there Is ilso a largo proportion of these people perhaps a majority who prefer peacefu weans who would depend upon the cut Nation of a public sentiment a public onsclence that will In time rectify nll social and civil evils without resort to the methods of rulers that is ot war of assassination of robbery and uutrdei as now practiced by every socallei government on earth Count Leo Tolstoi one of the most oted ot the Anarchistic malcontents deprecates the use of force even In fense of his own life or that of his imlly and friends t t i I have been bragging on old fro Tol stol ever since he and I were boys gether but I didnt know I was foolln with dynamite all that time- I dont care a durn for this peaceable narchy made It lurid and bloody with iambs galore and then send for me send round trip ticket- WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pamplets- Is the Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind and Im orlallstlc Ecclesiastic and Economic yranny the cause of Anarchy are meeting with ready sales Their ularity Is attested by the fact that all xtra editions of Blades In which they were both published were snapped un In orders of tens twentys and hundreds We can offer our readers no hetter propognndlc literature the ono geologic arch other socialistic The vital question discussed In these lectures should bo put Into the sands of every one You can all afford to paep a few of these around I have placed myself In debt by pub citing a large quantity of these paniph lets and I hope the readers will Ilstand relieve me by purchasing theta at once You Will not only he helping me but help forward the goodwork The prices of the pamplets on Im mortality is cents or for the Causes of Anarchy cents or for J E HUGHES The Los Angeles Record reports that F Keefe a Catholic priest from Roches drunk Into a jIr r Dally Between Chicago and Hot RunI I Dining Cars Between Chicago and TIME TABLE St LoulsLouisvllle Line Corrected February SOUTHERN RAILWAY No4 No No t Lv Lex 6l5 am 735 am 350 pm Lv Ver637 am 803 am 418 Lv Law 602 am 825 am 440pm 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uncontrollable with ot It was formerly cents each of ofr We sell now sell them li cents each or for I believe the Blade will sell 100000 ot the Virgin Mary- PREACHERIAL PROSPERITY About two years ago there was a Camphellite preacher In Lexlngtoi iinmd linker He presented all the ear marks of Indlgency I felt like aCroesui or Rockefeller in his presence Bake r didnt rain with the fashionable preach ers of the town He and Zachary were chums Baker on several occasions lectured me on my Infidelity Bake started an Investment company in lex- Ington and became president of it Tin people Invested their money In It Tin company heisted Baker lives In a house now The Lexington Invest meat companies of which there were twelve have all busted but two fhey are nil regarded as being the grcatesj swindles that ever were about Lexington Bakers company being In litigation a few days since Judge Parker Iron the bench said It was gambling Instl tutlon no better than a faro bank Will the Campbelllte Church 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Important Points InIviai One Way Tickets Sold DallyIUntil April 30th via ALL REGULAR ROUTES ROUND TRIP TICKETS To Special Points Sold on March 18 April and Apply to Railway Agents or dress EDWARDS P T Cincinnati OJ t Nf r n BLUE GRASS BLADE SERMON On Stars and Tumblebugs By Rt Rev Charles C Moore- D D I 6- TextOr Canst THou Outdo Arc turns With Ills Mona Job 38 32 Best BelovedIt get that with Which to make tho first payment on a linotype can print the l am go lug to havo a sermon in the undo ouch wayHDr Roberts Is tho greatest tie world except his wife and mo There are only two preachers in the world that am iiolng up agin They aro Dr Roberts and Rov Dr 1ulor Vinegar nigger In Lexington Sam Jones aInt in it lira Vinegar the only ono of us trinity who is mentioned In tho Bible rite propboU foretold him Mat 2iII Ami they gave him vinegar to drink Thai the scriptures alluded to Bro Vinegar of Lexington you can easily find Hpeuk the words A little bit of vinegar and you will fled that they sound like A little bit of a nigger Tills alono In suHlclent to warrant tho conclusion that Bro Vinegar Is the subject of Blblo prophecy Bosldo this ills name 1eter ami the Bible says Thou art Peter and upon this rock will build my church 41rit bo said by eavllora that Biro Vine gar is not a rock It cannot bo dented that ho id a lirlck and as such entit led In his address to the cdlialutto let ters after mylIalllel perfect brick Arcturus Is the only star mentioned tn the Ruble Job mentions it lu one other plaiio The reason that Job had more souse about the stars than any body else who wrote in the Bible is that he was a liuathen lie camo from Urof the Chaldees All tho balance of the writers of the Bible Including all of tho trinity except tho Uoly ghost woro lows resus Christ included thought the stars varied In size from the size of Mexican dollar down to a now nickel J and there was not a Jew lu the Bible who would have given a dollar for any star in tho sky even If he had been cock sure you could deliver the goods 1lhereCoro tho Bible after speaking of Godd crusting the earth In six days hard work says that about three oclock Friday evening sun tlnfo God made the stars also In Bible times stars used to move along like Jackolanterns and lead shepherds to peoples houses Rev Dr Itt drier JCldder a learned oxe gets of the Serlpttressays in his coot mehtary on the MV potLho Virgin Mary that at the birth of tttodistin guished Nazarene who was the Inven tor of the Christian religion the star that led the shepherds rested and roost edupon the ridgopolo ofthe house Dr Klddqr is by some regarded as visionary and highly dramatic and this view is not sustained by any other com mentator of any international repute Job raised tho Devil It wo except the doubtful Instance in which the Devil Is supposed by some to havo passed him self oil on the general public is a snake the fIrst Kail in Eden at apple gather Ing time nobody in the old Bible except Job had ever made the acquain tance of the Devil The Devil Is the only character so far as can now call in the whole Bible who never told a lie and that fact Is the principal rea son that I have for doubting the existence of tho Devil for anything that can talk wilt lie even a parrot The star Arcturus Is 50000 times as large as our sun If that star should come between our earth and the particular one of the largo assortment of suns that wo call ours it would fill the space from our earth to the sun That is It Iras a diameter of 000000 miles Our earth that wo are accustomed to regard as a big thing on wheels has a diameter of 80 miles Arutiuus U only ono of billions stars many of which aro supposabl y have not been over tho whole ground millions of times as largo as It Is Theso stars havo all been doing bust manyIseashore multiplied by the number of strans of grass in tlio Blue Grass region multiplied by all tho loaves lu Valum hroau anti the product raised to the 4000th power Vo have In Kentucky a bug of the colored persuasion that tho entomolo gists would call a Scaraboold We country people who know him very famil lady call him tumble hug Ho has an idiosyncrasy for making balls out dirt and rolling them along the road I have itsed them by tho peck for mar bloc was ruined on thom Arclurus is coming toward tho earth at the rate i of 7fi000 miles an hour and yet It has so far to como that there U no reason why It should for some years at least depress tho real estate market This earth as compared with Arctu rus Is Just about as largo Mr Hcara boelds ball computed with tills earth It President Roosevelt should como to Kentucky and see a tumble bug rolling ono of those balls and ho Uoosovolt not tumble bug should telegraph to till the kings and queens and emperors and presidents of the earth to como and see that and give tip all the balance of tho world for that tumble bug ball they would say ho was crazy and send him to the hug houso And yet the Blblo says that God does not bother his brain about Arcturus bait that front all eternity his main job has been to manage this tumble bug ball on which we love and that years ago ho sent hIs only begottou son to live thirtythree years on this tumble i t bug hall to ix up things hero There are two claHses of people who ought to claim to believe that story ono class is all the fools tho other class Is all tholiars will announce that on each Sabbath after this if I can got that linotype Blade will contain Boimon from mo astronomical perhapa lllio Channlngs sermons or mayhap on any other scientific anti theologlc subject Receive ye the benediction 31900 Subscribed for the Linotype Up to April 3 At the tlmo writethis Mareji has been subscribed on the amount of that I ask for to mako the first payment cjn a linotype machine bo llovlng that can pay tho baranoo In the instalments that aro allowed If more than this is subscribed by the tlmo this goes to press for the Blado of March Iho large figures at tho top of this account will be clinngcd to show tho aliiountt Ii Of courso cannot toll any bettor titan any of you can wliolhor or not will got tho t1 guess that my chances are about even one out of two If I got that fr am going to start on tho very noxt day on my effort to got 100000 readers for tlio Blailo in three years If live with tho belle that the work will bo earnestly prosecuted by my friends If die before that lime Is all my work with the Blado my efforts have been until this time to establish the literary and moral charac ter of the paper In this hao been far more success ful than anticipated lu the beginning When the number of persons who on joy tho Blade and tho amount of real enjoyment of each are taken into con sideration doubt if there Is a newspa per In the world that surpasses tho Blue Grass Blade am perfectly independent now re gat ding the line matter that Is to go to this paper each week may not mako tho scratch of a pen and yet there will bo supplied each week from the finest Inlldol newspaper 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CENTS IN PAPER BACK The book Behind the Bars 31198 Unit wrote us u government prisoner In tlio Ohio peutentlary belongs equally to Mr Hughes iiiul myself limo subscription price of the hook was 150 and we sold enough of them ut that rule to pay tho expenses of the whole edition about over Since that time wo have sold It at a copy all being In nice binding We have a good supply of them that havo never been bound and want o sell a part of them at cents each In nicely paper backs and containing my picture like the bound ones as soon as can get only subscribers for the cent edition These pupa backs are now gotten up beautifully and are Just as pleasant to Handle In reading as bound books The whole edition of my Rational View has been sold out except a Jew copies that r cannot afford to sell for less than each a price that no tone can afford to pay unless ho extraordinary Interest In tho book- expecty to devote myself very assid getting a circulation of 000 for the libido and the chances are that may never write any other book so that Behind ho Bars 31I9S will probably be the only means that persons who do not own either of my books will ever have to know of me as an author I confess that have been somewhat disappointed that Behind the liars has not sold more rapidly than it wien the book was written under such extra ordlanry circumstances antI when my pallet has attracted mieli attention the Blade being easily the most Influential purer that was ever printed In proportion to the amount of money expended upon excepting a small paper against slavery printed by William Lloyd Gar rison There have been so far as have known very few cases of enthusiastic admiration of Behind the Hunt stud yet far as have heard hardly one has rend It without Interest and es pecially ladles have said It Is a strange and wonderful book most competent professional literary man said to me that If It hail been writ ten as a novel Instead of actual biography It would have gained lmmoiisu ularity such Is tho preference for tion ewer history Another learned professor In the de partment of English literature who read It when David Hiiruni was In the 1- 0nlthor Its fame said that It ought to hue a circulation eimal to that famous boot Any purchases of the hook will help the Hlade THE ANTIANARCHIST r Of flie antiAnarchist bill tI elated despatches say The bill provides that any person within the United States who shall will fully and maliciously kill the President or any officers on Whom the duties of President may devolve or any sov ereign of a foreign country or shall at tempt to kill any of the persons named shall suffer death that any person who shall aid abet devise or counsel the kiting of nay of the persons named or shall consplre to accomplish their death shall Imprisoned not exceeding twen ty years that any person who shall threaten to kill or advise or counsel an other to kill the President or any cial on whom the duties of President may devolve shall be Imprisoned not exceeding years that any person who shall willfully aid In the escape of any person guilty of any of the offenses mentioned shall be deemed an accom plice and shall be punished as the prin cipal The Secretary of War Is directed to detail from tho regular army a guard of officers and men to protect Urn Presi dent The killing of a good President Is a much greater calamity titan the killing of an ordinary good tau while the kill Ing of a very bad President would not be so much of a calamity as the killing of an ordinary very good man du not think the killing of Roosevelt would bo as great a calamity as was the killing of Lincoln and do nut suppose that any sensible maul would say other wise anti yet It would be fatal to estab lish a precedent that any man or set of uteri might determine that a President was so had that It would be doing good to kill him Other things being equal Is certain ly a greater wrong to kill a President than to kill a private citizen and there fore It would seem that greater precau tion should be taken to save the life of a President than of a private citizen But one of the distinguishing tenets of our government Is that we nro all kings and thin therefore no distinction can he shown among us and In this view the President has no snore right to site cial protection than any other citizen of the government Tho anarchist assassin Is a horrible cowardly brute yet It Is true In this case as In nil other cases of cringe that one crime begets nnotheraud there Is method In the mad tress of the assassin who would kill a President of United States when It was plait to bo seen that the President was bringing untold misery upon the people by perverting all the principles anti precedents of our Republican gov ernment lido methods of royalty as certainly thousands of good citizens be lieve is now being done to alarming extent Whatever may be true about the pen alty lot killing a President It certainly does get to be debatable when a man can be Imprisoned for simply threaten ing to kill a President suppose there Is an average of a hundred men in the United States each day of the yoar who threaten to kill President of tho United States and say that somebody ought to kill him and to punish all such will till to repletion every prison In the United Stateslu ono year When however the government pro poses to punish with Imprisonment any posse who shall assist In tho escape of alunn charged with having threaten governmentJJecolllcstyranlcal than the tlercest despotism known to Russia Iet any son in Kentucky In a moment of Indignation at the sycophancy that was lately exhibited hero over a Dutch Prince say that Roosevelt Is a damned rascal that ought to be killed and let his mother report him to the federal oillcers or dccllno to assist him to cape and there Is not u mother In Ken tucky of such standing that she would not be scorned by every good woman in the SUIte for such an unmothorly act It this law had heels In existence at lightingthuBoxers wero killing the American mis sionaries had said that that old Chl neso Kmp air vas an old she devil who ought to bo killed my wife could havo been sent to the penitentiary for ten years If she had helped me to escape when she sawa government officer cum ing to get me to hung mo for It Somo of our law making Salons are such unmlltlgated fools that they are not sensible of their misery Written for the Blade TRUTH iDy Mrs Snow an a friend to all Just men Vuh me they rise without they fall And stand a light to them Rejecting me they forfeit all But they say am too firm And stand athwart the deals of men must retire front their concern Dill am mite useful now and then I cannot tithe such slights as these If should serve must be King toil and strive all men to please And good results at last bring So some have stabbed mo In the heart lmyarAithnngh part l cannot help them though Irti near To justice then they now appeal To get relief from their sad plight lint justice too Is dead to weal When truth Is dead then might is right 0 Mercy now on thee they call To soothe and help theta in their grief That they may not as victims fall Before their rivals Vicious brief But mercy too with sOiimlng eyes And arms so weak yet fillso strong Might fall to male burden rise Een though they be not In the wrong Now to all men a word Ill say Give heed to truth where eer tis found That may with you all virtues stay About the heart where truth Is crowded Bracewoll Iowa GAY PRIEST 1Ialllry1 Judge F W Smythe Elk Point the whole shooting matchbclng Catholics and the priest being the con fessor of the girl Josey was missing from home and Kelly had giviln out that his niece watt coming front the East to keep house for him Josey and Kelly were found together and tried to escape together by light but were cap tured Kelly says he tried to get rid of Josey but that he couldnt do it and that sire seduced hint Poor man Its quite sad but some of these pious wo men will do things like 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for Informa tion dud copy of Salt Lake City the City of the Saints to S Hooper gen eral passenger agent Denver Colo RELIGIOUS NOTES Under tho heading Is It Coming to This the Ilarrodsburg Ky Herald prints tlio sermon of Rev Lorlmcr of New York City In which he deplores the general decadence of religion mid says that In fifty years from now there will be no Sabbath CHRISTIANS INDICTED FOR SWINDLING Tho greatest swindling ever known in tho history of Lexington huts lately been developed the Lexington In vestment companies They seem all to have been managed by Christians and not one of the band of Infidels about tho city has had anything to do with them The only persons whom personally know who have been prominent in them are two Campbelllte preachers and a mutt and his wife who have con ducted a country church and Sunday school limo Grand Jury has just begun its Indictments of these swindling schemes as write this Tho president of the first ono Indict ed Is a Baptist tho church In which Rucker is a bright and shining light A part of the Indictment Is as fol lows The Grand Jury of Fnyette County In the name and by the authority of the Commonwealth of Kentucky accuse H Bush W P Richardson GIf ling und J W Richardson of the crime of embezzlement committed as follows viz That said Bush W P Welt ardson F Grilling and J W Rich ardson on 27th day of Marclfi 19irj In the county aforesaid they being then and there directors and oillcers of the Central Mutual Deposit Company a cot poration organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and acting In said capacity did unlawfully willfully fraudulently and feloniously embezzle anti covert to their live hundred dollars In United Shttesl currency bank notes gold anti coin commonly known as money the personal property of the said Central Mutual Deposit Company by fraudu lently anti unlawfully appropriating said money to their own use by pretending that the same was a dividend declared and paid to them upon capital stock of 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SKEPTICS Bliss Carman It was little leaves beside the road Said Grass What that sound So dismally profound That detonates anti desolates the air That Is St Peters bell Said rainwise Pimpernel Ho Is music to the godly Though to us he sounds so oddly And he terrifies the faithful Into prayerSThen something very like a groan Escaped the naughty little lea Said drass And whllhf These creature all In black So WoebegonntI petilt lit and meek Theyre mortals bound for church Said the little Silver Birch They hope to get to heaven And have their sins forgiven If they tall to God about It ojico a week And something very like u smile Ran through the naughty little leaves Said Grass What Is that noise Tint startles and destroys Our blessed Summer brooding when were tired Thats folk apraising God Said tho tough old cynic Clod They do It every Sunday Theyll be all right on Monday Its Just a little habit theyve quired Anti laughter spread among tho little leaves REV LORIMER ON THE SABBATH In a sermon of Rev George Lori tier Baptist of New York City recent y delivered there occurs the follow- Ing As has been said wo live for money jy day and pleasure by night I have iofear of saying that at the present ate at Vhlch we are living In fifty rears we will have no Sabbath I hope he Is right In his opinion bout it hut I am afraid he Is not tirely so Remembering as I do what the Sabbath was fifty years ago aad omparlng it with the Sabbath of today i would say that In fifty years from now hey may have a Sabbath but It will bo so different from the Sabbath of today hat we would not recognize It as such If we could See a sample of It today It will probably be the main amuse ment day of the week Bill Stephenson is a deacon of the Christian Church of Eureka Bill has also keeping company with a young lady of the town for three months sequently Bill Imagined himself deeply in love Bill was so deeply In love that he told the girl the Lord had command ed him to marry her on a certain day The girl laughed but Bill was In earnest Unknown to her TIm secured a lack on the day he had set for the wedding asked a friend to act as best nan and a young lady as bridesmaid old the minister to be ready and then went to the court house and procured a marriage license There was u different tune to the song when mil drove her to beIcomecalm down DIll has his marriage cense but the girl still has her freedom Clipping from unknown paper THE REV RICHTER HOSSED The Minneapolis Presbytery has hauled up Rev Louis Richter charging him with defending the saloons violating his covenant vows I dont Imow or care anything about his coy enant vows and I am agin liquor but Jesus Christ was a liquor maker and liquor swigger you oughtent to bounce a preacher Ion helpinG the liquor biz r TELEPHONES TO HELL Wo have heard a great deal from scientists about communicating with the people In Mars Martians they call cm dont believe In It Even if wo could the chances ore that they woulll have the Anglomania and talk English Instead of American mull wouldn like them But If the Bible Is true the chance arc that we will have telephones In hell in a few years and spiritualists crn communicate with their friends wlthol using slates or spelling It out letter at a time by raps on tables Marconi huts shown that dOIlt need any wires for telephones anti that he can telephone around the earth without wires lie has shown that whatever it Is that carries the words can pass through n mountain just as easily as light passes through glass Then Tesler says and very sons bly that there is no use tclephonln around the world when you can tch phone straight through It and so he Is going to dig two deep wells on oppoIt sides of the earth put one of his tele phone instruments In the bottom of each one and talk straight through Ilie Bible anti Jonathan Edwards ntlll SiHirgeon all say that hell is a place down In the ground where men and I reckon women tooarc burning for ever in fire There Is no doubt of the truth of my statement If this Bible teaching then be true It Is easily possible that In a few years I can talk straight through to Bro Sims editor of Liberator Australia Whenever a big new lot of Methodist and Campbelllte preachers are dumps Into hell there will possibly bo such a yelling that It to some extent pede the transmission of the satin straight through hut we will soon learn to cuss at the Devil and tell him keep order down there I vault to outllVo old Rucker so as be able to call down to him and aslt him how he would like to have a nlco Iced Prohibition cocktail made out of John Athertons best whisky SHE PLUCKED OUT HER EYE Nashville Tenn Feb 3Mrs Bull Abbey wife of a young merchant ncar Sparta Tenn Is loath as the result pulling out one of her eyes In a fanati cal anti literal interpreatlon of tho Scriptural Injunction If thine eye fend pluck It out and east ft from thee for It Is better to go Into heaven hav log only Qne eye than to suffer the ments of hell fire She became much 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