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Digital page images are linked to the text file. + ril r e j ii i b IiM l I BLUE GRASS BLADR ill EDITED DY HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUDLISUnD WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 8 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAYr 13 13 M 302 X100 A YEARiJ I Jif TERMS OF THE BLADE Tissue for one year 100 5r u u u 250- PICRMH1W I por year In advance- In eltilm of llvo contt foreign sub scription Molar ALT onDKRH drafts and Express orders payable to tho BIUH- It Lexington Ky DO NOT ordor your paper discontinued without paying arrears ITUAT DATE on printed addross tab Is the Limo of expiration of your sub scription Wm5N yon change your address adrlsa this oUico giving old as well an soy address p Yr irtTC t l ThHIfvuTwinraiwrrnJirirti t1r iBcriber publication East Third Btroot ENTBRHO at tho Post otllco at Lexing ton Ky as Booond Class Mall Address all communications BLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Published WKKKLY at 100 a year In adyanco Club Rates and Sample Copies ITheBiiADB will bo sont for conta a each for any ordor for VIYKor moro Hamplo copies will bo sent froo AGENTS FOR THE BLADE can be an Agent for the Blade by sending two cents each for ten papers or IN THE BLADE Rowells Newspaper Directory says 4 4 + 44444444444+ 4 4 5368 4 4 Average WeeeklyjClrculatlon 4 4 for 4 4 CLUE GRASS LADE + 4 Lexington Ky + 4 The leading weekly In tho 4 4 State Published In the heart + 4 of tho Blue Graaa Region Clr 4 + culatea In every State In tie 4 + Union and in some foreign + countries 4 4 Reaches a liberal class of 4 4 buyers Advertising rates and + 4 sample copies on application 4 4 4 4444444 + 44 4 + + 4 My terms are 1000 an Inch a year paid in advance regardless of the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES C MOORE 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 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 do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid crime All you have to do Is to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank Idon ot wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff Mllcd alcohol Mill L tr it r r PROMINENTCHRISTIANS Including J Baker a Campbell Ite Preaclierj ENGAGED IN A STUPENDOUS FRAUD Five of Them Put In 5 Each and Drew Out 3400437 Besides Salaries Should All be Sent to the w Lexington with Its churches Christian colleges distilleries 300 saloons race horses gambling dens tobacco manufactories and Megowanstreet de voted to strumpets Is for Its size b far the most Immoral place In tit world Murders especially on Sunday are of almost weekly occurrence cides among Christians occur regularly ChristIanTate the State Treasurer who for years was seriously called Honest Dick Tate who was from term to term elected Treasurer because ho was a disc tltigulshed Baptist Sunday School worker stole nt one haul 175000 fled the country abandoning his wife and chil dren and left as his only assets bar rels of whisky In the list of the men whose names were pnhllshed as having gotten part of the money apparently paid them as hush money was ono who Is now dead who had received 5000 who was a Ills tlngulschcd Professor theologian and preacher who was one of th to tip ministry- I can enumerate a hundred cases like these that make me say that while all Christians are not thieves all thieves aro Christians Of the men In the case I am telling of only know two They are J H Baker tho Camphelllte who got the biggest part of the swag and Curran a leader In Lexington Presbyterianism Curran has tho solemn and pious mien that Is possessed by all simon pure trueblue Presbyterians About two years ago saw Baker when ho did not seem to be worth sloe Ho has several times expressed to me lila regrets that an Infidel Ho now lives In a house worth 10000 These five men put Into an Invest ment company In Lexington each total and said they would pay ery ono Investing for eerY1 that they put In The five men In about a year drew out 33l09i37 beside their regular sal aries and now their organization has gone Into bankruptcy While It Is doubtless true that all ot these men ought to be soot to the penitentiary they have done no worse as rob bers than any preachers In Lexington who regularly rob people by getting money for preaching what they know to be lies and of course the preachers are going to defend these then and nothing will ever be dono to them have all assigned at once and the busl havo alii assigned at once and the busi ness of them all was conducted In the Santo way and all managed by Christ Inns Regarding one of them tho officer pointed by the court reported as given In the Lexington Democrat of April Among other things It alleges that no part of the said capital stock of the said company was ever subsrlbed with bona fldaamrpose or Intention dn tho part of said subscribers of paying therefor and they charge that no part of tho 15000 originally subscribed by tho Incorporators of said company has over been paid by them or any one rorI them to said corporation or for tho use of said corporation or at all The petition then goes on to state as follows That they believe and charge that all expense fund and surplus fund contract feces and part of tho reserve fund have been expended by sold cor poration and Its officers In paying the expenses of the said company and In gratuitous and wrongful donations gifts and salaries to the omcers ot the said corporation and to other persons that the reserve fund has not beenI kept Intact and that the other funds have been squandered and misapplied Further along the petition says The business In whIch the said Union j gXt bq tI DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGION TOM PAINE lAN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL l A APRIL 4Anybody more- ADVERTISING 4 4 INMRMEG Penitentiary Central Investment company Is en gaged Is essentially and Inherently vic ious and Is fraudulent unlawful awl against public pollcythat It Is legal wrongful and criminal Still further along tho petition states that said statements were made and were known by said company to bo false fraudulent misleading and were made for tho purpose of Imposing upon theso plaintiffs1 Regarding the ono that the Campbell Ite preacher J II Baker Is connected with the Democrat and Leader say The nature of tho report was a sur prise to both Judge Parker unilthase who were present to hear It read The report statbd that fivo men namely Dr P Taylor Dr W E Bannister J H Baker William Curran and V N Bush were tho only stockholders lu the company and that they had each subscribed tho sent ot 1000 to a tal stock of 5000 and that aa a pay meat of their contributions thereto they had each simply given their per sonal notes for the aunts duo upon each paideThin following appears In all Lexing toil pipers RECEIVERS REPORT Payette Circuit Court J E Neely plaintiff Second report of receiver The Industrial Mutual Deposit Co de fendant Your receiver begs leave to report upon examination of the books of the defendant company he discovers the fact that J It Baker Secretary AP Taylor President W E Bannister Treasurer W N Bush Director and William Curran Director while receiv- Ing for their services each a regular salary withdrew from tho funds of suit company as commissions for sales made by them on said companys coupons and certificates between day of May and the time that the affairs of said company were placed In your receivers hands the following amounts J H Baker Secretary 12605 01pre it 1165631- W annlSlel DIr r tUO Baker Bush 4493 W N Bush 302918 Baker Bush Taylor 458 Total 34091 37 The salaries received by said officers during said period were as follows- P Taylor President J H Bakdr Secretary W E Bannister Treasurer William E Cumin Director In the judgment of the receiver these payments to tho above officers of com missions while they were receiving reg ular salaries were Improper and should bo recovered as a part of the assets tho defendant company The receiver tho Court to make such orders and to give him such authority that may be deemed proper upon the forcgolngstate mon ts An Itemized account of the amounts drawn by each of tho above named parties and tho times of stick withdrawals Is tiled herewith part of this report Respectfully submitted BUTLER T a Lexington Is simply u den of damned Christian thieves and the most famous libertines In tho town aro the leaders of the religion and politics of Lexing ton Two Campbellito preachers whose names are on the Herald list that ex pressed their gratification that I was sent to the penitentiary tire reported to have been engaged In the usual preacher villainy with women one of the women being a nigger Their names are on that list and If they want the full particulars all they have to do is to demand them through paperI has lived near Lexington Is reported to be the daddy of a baby will give the name and my authority If any Lexington Catholic priest demands It thin Democrat Is owned and edited by an Intense Christian who cannot there fore be suspected of religious prejudice against theso men In the following account the blanks are as they occur In the Democrat Tin piece from tho Democrat Is as follows WENT TO THE DI VII An incident relative to thin closing of tho Investment company business has just come to light It shows that the Lord does not always take care of his own All persons concerned are prominent both in church circles and In a business way There was a kindhearted church member who after counting up his earnings for tho year concluded that the amount belonged to the Lord Ho went to his pastor ono of tho most prominent In this city and told him that he had which he desired to In vest until It had grown to a 1000 and that then he wanted It used for the fur therance of his church The preacher thought a mlnuto and then replied Brother take your and place It In Brother a Investment company Ho Is deacon In our church and will Tool after It and In a few years you will have increased It to the desired sum the generous layman decided so to do and accordingly went to Brother and took out worth of coupons In J1 = company lIe kept the Ilstt1llIt money from Ills own assuring hint that that hack also In Umr Nof ftt many days ago when the air was luli of rumors of the rottenness of tIle investment company business the hiymiin went to Brother ot thin Investment company and naked for a remitting of IIH account The deacon anti Investment company man with pal im In voice explained that tits belonging to the Lord hid rulx rarriwl with all ot tho rest of the funds lit w company and that it was an ut Hf tyss rn was nothing that could bo done The poor layman pondered deeply and went away thinking that that hall been consecrated to thin Lord hind In deed miscarried and gone to tho devil iusteuil repeal to all honest and decent men anti women ovcryvhere to help me to de tay tho Christian religion thin most Infamous and villainous institution krionto history COMSTOCK LOSING HIS GRIP a Tfiu complete triumph of Dl con the anarchist froolovo paper roAljfor alleged In a United States coutchnrged with publishing ob ficirtf literature Is another black eye for pbmstock tpiive never seen so far as I can re c hay of the articles objected to and therefore can have no opinion ahcut them but If Comstock does not ow mend his hold before long hjbvttllftbo In the same fix that air p IOwllShls occupation gone tInml FREE SOCIETY line Freethinkers are still agitated ov r the fact that RooseVelt has styled Tli mas Paine a filthy little Atheist an propos to spend energy In an ef fo tL RoMloosevelt to retract Thomas ne the liberators of ter uIe anti IseveltR can detract from the hi name Indeed It is an h Twirnas Paine to be abused by such us thl present Incumbent of tho presldetf tlJ chair Woe unto you when all rnai speak well of you WILSONS LECTURES Tie two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pamplets Is the Christian Immortality a normal desire of tho human mind and Im perialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny thin cause of Anarchy are meeting with ready sales Their pop ularity Is attested by the fact that all extra editions of Blades In which they were both published wero snapped up In orders bf tens twentya and hun dreds We can offer our readers no better propogandlc literature the one theologlc and the other socialistic Tho vital question discussed lu these lectures should be put Into the funds of every one You can all arrant to pass a few of these around have placed myself In debt by pub lishing large quantity of theso pamph lets nnd hope the traders will as sist and relieve me by purchasing them at once You will not only be helping me but help forward thin goodwork The prices of the pamplets on iiimortality is lf cents or for On the Causes of Anarchy cents or for J G HUGHES The 50 Cents Club Plan for the Blade- am trying to arrange to material ly Increase the amunt of typo set In tho Blade fall to print numerous matters of great Interest because cannot set typo enough Please help me on the cent club plan Send mo cents each for tho made for one year for five or more papersIf ou send the money any time and have not the names to send themI to the money will be put to your cre lit and will send the papers just as you get tho names dating the be ginning of the subscription at the tlmQj the paver first vent WISCONSIN FARM LANDS The best of farm lands can be ob tained now In Marlnette county Wiscon sin on tho Chicago Milwaukee St Paul Railway at a low price and on very favorable terms Wisconsin noted for Its line crops excellent markets and healthful climate Why rent a farm when you can buy one much cheaper than you can rent and In a few yearsi It will be your own property For ticulars aililress A Miller General Passenger Agent Chicago Milwaukee Sl Paul Railway Chicago 3000 St Louts to Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Cal and Intermediate points during March and April tho Missouri Kansas Texas Railway Kitty Flyer Route will sell tickets at above rate Personally conducted ex cursion cars leave St Louis overyTues day at 822 p in via Denlcon Dallas Waco San Antonio and El Paso Texas For further particulars call on or dress lh P Bowsher D P A 435 Wal nut street Cincinnati 0 J I JtT ONE GENT For the Blade In Any Number From to 10000 Sent 1o Any Address The Start for 100000 Read ers of the Blade writo tho above hoiiclllues on Easter Sunday morning March P M I am going to try for 25000 readers for made by Easter Sunday E M 0000 readers by that dato E DL301 and 100000 readers by Easter Sunday E ao I believe there is aII fighting chance to get It any way and I believe I will get it If the friends of the Blade will be as true to it as they have been and I believe they are going to be oven more soAt the time of this writing wo have only subscribed on the for the first payment on the linotype but Mr Hughes and I have talked it over and we believe from encouraging words of friends that we will get the machine and this article presumes that we will get it In undertaking to have 100000 readers for the Blade I want Its friends to member what Nelson said at Trafalga England expects every man to do his duty what Napoleon said at the foot andt ps The eyes of tho world are upon The simple fact at this crisis in religious matters when the most learned of Christians are fall Ing away from their pulpits and college professorships into Infidelity that one Infidel paper has a circulation of 100000 would of Itself more argument ttle the religionists of the wholo of Amtca In this work each thousand tftf w lJlh for getting oUierttiousands- No Infidel publication in the world ever has done or is at all likely to do what I am going to propose I am not going to think that I am go ing to got 100000 readers for this paper simply because lithe wish is father to the thought There are many and great reasons why I may expect to do this but the main three reasons are that it will have among its regular con tributors the very finest writers of newspaper Infidel literature In the world that the paper will set more type each Issue than any Infidel newspaper in the world and that it will be sold for about onesixth of what is pall for other newspapers The average cost of the Blade by the year from this on will bo less than ilfty cents and copies of the Blade from one single paper up to thousands will be mailed for ONE DENT EACH in the very nicest style of wrappers to any addresses in America and for two cents each will be mailed to any addresses in Europe Another advantage that the Blade will have over any other Infidel newspaper now published is that while it will contain more now printed matter than any of them It can be folded by any party and sent alone in an ordinary envelope unsealed forono centor with an ordinary letter In the same envelope for two cents Of course all this presupposes some active interest on the partof tho Blades friends and It means that you shall use ordinary diligence and expedition in showing that interest do not believe any human being is absolutely unselfish and It is true that the most of selfishness takes the course of wanting money I do not believe that old friends of tho Blade who know my history will believe that any siderable part of the animus of this ticle Is any love of money but this par per for which I have sacrificed nearly everything but honor and principle and the love of some faithful friends men and women is the main part of my lifework and confess to an allconsuming ambition to make it of all the newspa pers that were ever printed the one that will do the greatest good to human ity and that will not forgot the animals for sympathy for animals and sympathy for humanity can never bo separated The terms per year of this paperall n advancewill be for a single nnni bor cents In clubs of live or more cents in clubs of fifty and cents In clubs of But one great means of increasing its circulation that I am relying on is to got all of its friends to keep constantly in mind tho idea of sending according to their ability any amount from one cent up to send copies of the Blade to tho namo or names that the giver of tho money may send us to send tho pa pore to All persons who aro friends of tho Blade should tako part in this It will not do for such as aro writers for tho paper and are prominent in our teaks to say that they do their part In r J i j writing They are snpposed to be In this work for tho good of humanity and t rfascanes w111scarcelybesionally to spare a few cents to snail mJYknowfriends of the Blado will be willing to take as much pains and go to the same proportionate expense in the advance flout of title cause that people do to promote any other great canoe that they want to help advance- I do not ask anybody for any great sacrifice of money but for only such proportionatelysmall amounts of money as they can conveniently give but do ask that they may so keep this matter on their minds that thoy may bo continually upon the outlook to find persons to whom thoy may send copies of the Blade If the party sending tho money names special issues of the paper that he or she wants sent these will always beisent until that Issue Is exhausted and then some other issue or sentaOf course we could not afford to send the Blade at these rates unless in the editorial and in the mechanical man agement of tho paper wehad very great competency and unless wo had as we have at our command the best facili ties for producing the paper at the minimum price I have had a broad experience in all departments of newspaper work and Mr Hughes is a compendium of all the qualifications necessary to the success of this paper and there Is not in the whole world a man who has any great er clam than he upon the friendship of all friends to Infidel literature Pkaae lot us see right from the start that all along tho line Blades friends of all kinds rich and poor andaof both saxes aro going to do all they byEasterfrom the day I write this r S B H I OTfrr tA BARS 3I 498f FOR 50 CENTS IN PAPER BACK Itt The book Behind the Bars that I wrote as a government prisoner equallytoThe subscription price of the book was 150 and we sold enough of them at that rate to pay the expenses of the whole edition and about over Since that time we have sold It at a copy all being In nice binding thathavesell a part of them at cents each In nicely paper backs and containing myIpicture like the bound ones as soon as can get only 100 subscribers for tho cent edition upbeautifully t handle lu reading as bound books The whole edition of my View has been sold out except a fewticopies that I cannot afford to sell for less than each a price that no one can afford to pay unless he has extraordinary Interest In the book I expect to devote myself very assid uously to getting a circulation of for the Blade and the chances are that I may never write any other book so that Behind the Bars 31498 will probably be the only means that persons who do not own either of my books will over have to know of me as an author t somewhatdisappolnted not sold more rapidly then It has wren the book was written under such extra ordianry circumstances and when my paper has attracted such attention the Blade being easily the most Influential proportionupon It excepting a small paper against slavery printed by William Lloyd Gar rison There have been so far as I havo known very few cases of enthusiasticsadmiration of Behind the Bars and yet far as I have heard hardly any cue has read It without Interest pecially ladies have said It Is a strangetand wonderful book i A most competent professional literary yytenphy It would have gained immense pop t ularity such Is the preference for tic tlon over hlstorYjAnother the de partment of English literature who read It when David Harum was In the ze pith of Its fame said that It ought to have a circulation equal to that famous book Any purchases ot the book will help the Blade aik fVindication of the Rights of Woman With strictures on political and mor al subjects By Mary Wollstonecrattt titDinstf JFft gik iJ r i flH I itw r Wi 7 ipo 1j JJ1l J rtJ ir- t J ff r bI BLUEldlUSS BLADE 7 T OLD urt Plants His Footsteps on the Sen fife And Rides Upon the Storm fl fTo Smash the Damfool Christian t Hypocrites Who Were Worship Ing Him On Easter Sunday t The Boss Joss Knocks SkyBusters jkand Gospel Shops Seven Ways From Sunday J Tornado and Flood and Fire Scattered J Brains and Blood and Bibles and r Easter Bonnets All in a Hor ibleHeap k fr Show What Role Our Heavenly l Father Played In the Buncombe Celebration of the Resurec of His Onllest Only iytlon v Begotten fQuakeracre All SolidDidnt Tetch r a Har Er My Head or Whiskers hll- It any thing could have been lacking ineorrlirilk Kihle Christian fool and bigot that liGOIt dont cave any more for a preacher than he does for tl a tumble bug the old Governor was certainly In evidence to that effect on Easter Sunday March 30 A D t 1902 7If Got lead shown an onehundreth r part of the animus toward the Infl hi del when celebrating the birthday of Paine sill over America and Eng rland on the 27th of last January that tijlie showed against the Clulstlans on Easter Sunday while they were gathered in their Joss houses to show their finery and lie and blow their 4bazoos and organs about Christ having risen from the dead every Christian newspaper and pulpit In the laud and every old lying and thieving politi 1ciao and editor In America would now and for forty years to come be joiner i In one solid howl of praise to God that he had at last blasted the blatant Infidels who had been for years rid iculing his holy religion his blessed Bible and his darling SUypllots Anti yet excepting the old nigger Rev Pe ter Vinegar there was not a preacher toro Zachary the Campbelllte who did not know that he was lying about the old resurrection yarn that had been worn threat bare In other religions I before Christianity was Invented and I lying about itsimply because It was ftt4wtE r a evilLUian Vyny st r i ment Coihpanu t swi Id stackers out of their money and to lie like 1 lighting cocks without doing one XvI amllurn of labor That all of these preachers are n tang of swindling fakirs Is shown by the fact that yotr cannot beg or drive jiione of them into an argument with rme because they know that I would them and prove In minute de tiJexpose that I here assert about t j tthema the Information that give you under this head Is taken from the Courier Journal of Monday March Xt 31 that being a newspaper of such established religious orthodoxy that while It might lie In support of the Christian religion as all Christians are Instructed to do In Roman liivll it y would never lie against Christianity LLI can only give the big headlines In smaller type and parts of the Associ Med Press reports r CHURCHES DESTROYED BY A STORM DURING qEASTER SERVICES iFORTY PERSONS ARE INJURED BENEATH THE WRECKING OF A CEILING 4 J LIGHTNING STRIKES THE SPIRE k AND HURLS IT THROUGH ROOf rfJNJURING SIX WORSHIPPERS LOSS j A MINISTER FATALLY HURT 1rrt rrrrrrrrrrrrrtArr hIio Number of persons killed or fatally Injured five r Known number of persons rP rlotisly Injured eighteen rw Number of others Injured fo cpr01lal11Y fifty Number of churches wrecked U six rr rrrrrrrrrrrrarerr- jPittshtng Pa March OOne of the storms ever known In this VAj section struck the city today just be fore noon and did tremendous damage to property and Injured many people rome of whom may die Scores of houses were unroofed many trees were blown down mill stacks toppled over and telegraph and telephone wires t erally disabled The most serious ac cldent reported up to oclock tonight was the unroofing of the Knoxville Presbyterian church In Knoxville church was filled with an Faster Permidst of ills sermon a particularly strong gust of wind blew over the large ffj chimney and lifted a portion of the roof from the building The bricks from the lyfechlinney crashed through the roof and huge of the ha-rdwoodfr1Ji iiJit jj ff t iI fwt1 yrf t t f J1Y IellinK measuring about forty by twen ty fret down upon the people panic ensued and a rush was made for the doors anti windows The excitement soon subsided and the work of rescue began At least forty persons were caught by the wreckage nod more or less hurt Of this number five may not recover ANOTHER CHURCH ACCIDENT As the Rev J W English pastor of the Robinson Run U P Church near McDonald was raising his arms to pro flounce the benediction lightning struck the church spire and It toppled upon the woof crushing It and injuring a number of worshipers two of whom will tile SPIRE TORN OFF The spire and part ot the root of the P Church at McDonald was torn off and the building considerably dam aged but no one was Inured The No blestown Presbyterian church was also unroofed but the congregation escaped Injury TWO PERSONS lULLED WeJlsburg W Va special received late tonight says The storm which visited the Ohio Valley today amounted to a calamity here The historic Franklin M E church four miles east of this place Is in ruins Its venerable pastor Is seriously In j tired two members of Its congregation are dead and several others ore wound ed The Rev Mr Alll house had reached the peroration In his impressive ser mot on the resurrection when suddenly the gable end of thin church was blown In The falling timbers and debris struck him and fell all about him The con gregation was panicstricken Many had reached the outside and others were yet lit the edifice when the gale lifted the roof off and it fell among the pro pie aPANIC AVERTED BY COOLNESS OF MAN AGER AND ACTORS FIRE IN THE PIKE OPERA HOUSE IN CINCINNATI DURING RASTER MATINEE PERFORMANCE THE AUDIENCE SMOKED OUT FIRE RAGES UNDER THE AUDITO mUM WHILE PEOPLE ARE TAKING THEIR SEATS PROPERTY LOSS OVER 30000 Cincinnati March 30The Pike building onFuurth street between Vine and Walnut In which the Pike Opera House Is located was partially de stroyed by fire this afternoon Stand Ing room had been taking at the matinee which was proceeding when the aniefi broke out the audience retired In good order but some women fainted after reaching the street When the people reached the street they found the whole fire department of the city playing on both sides of the building and It required some tlju for the officers to ce crowd avJiv JIIll eU rt took sane tlm to convince halfcrazed anxious ones that had not been a holonaust A great por lion of the women fled without their new Easter hats and wraps and the In dividual losses will he considerable Greenville Pa March 30The Easter services being held In the United Presbyterian church at Jamestown this county six miles north of here came to an abrupt ending at 12 oclock today The sky became overcast and a funnel shaped cloud was seen approach ing from the northwest The tall dipped to the ground just before the church was reached The congregation became uneasy but the pastor the Rev J Jamison continued the service All of a sudden there was a terrific crash and part of the south end of the church crashed In burying the minister beneath brick and timbers The men of the congregation rushed to the pulpit and when the stricken minister was removed from the debris It was found he had received fatal Injuries his jaw wns broken and the temporal hone crushed He can hardly live through the night- DESTROYED BY HURRICANE Isbell Ala March Friday afternoon about oclock a hurricane struck shell blowing down houses churches fences trees and everything In Its path and doing several thousand dollars damage as follows Methodist church total wreck Baptist church total wreck Onehalf of the roof of the Bap tist church was blown off landing nearly yards away In a vacant lot I simply reprint the parts of the count that are about churches and preachers There was lots and gobs of cattle and hogs and niggers drowned hut they dont count as they cant go to worshiping a white God ways reminds me of an Irishman suck lug the toe of a Dago pppe Everywhere on land and sea God was having a high old frolic that Easter Sunday killing men women and chil chen and laughing when their calam ity cameProv 126 slapping himself on that part of his breeches where you men not women scratch a match and saying 0 Gemini aint It jolly to be a real shontif old he God What was going on at Quakeracre that Easter Sunday Why the storm didnt hurt us and my wife and I put- n part of the day helping a poor old Ntrgro man who had fallen in our yard fatally stricken with paralysis DEATH CAME IN A SONG Whttesburg Texas March 24Thls morning while Dr Faught of merce was singing a solo at chapel ercises at Grayson College he tottered and fell from the stage dying instant ly Physicians announce the cause of Ills death to be apoplexy The deceased was here visiting his daughter Miss Nellie Faught who Is a student In Grayson College The body will be terred at Denton tomorrow jf 4lli f t 1i Tlr INFIDELITY IN SECULAR JOUR NALISM One of the most encouraging facts in the current history of Infidelity ls that our Infidel writers are having free and unlimited fleeces toour ordinary sec lar newspaper In the Cass County Democrat of lantic Iowa of March muter the head The Apology of an Unbeliever there Is an article of nearly three col Hums written by L L De Lano ot that city It Is straight out undisguised In fidelity and Is very teamed nail lawn ten In a fine manly spirit- A reply of les than a column td It by R L Harris Is In every sense so weak that the contrast between tho two bound to do good tot Infidelity De Laros piece a repjxjto a sermon by a preacher of the significant name of Sunday I will give some De Lana and some from From De Lano we Rent Sunday also extractsion1 was the only the Father that Christ and divine origin and the Father from tho beginning and a part of the Holy Trinity- I am not a believer in ghosts holy or unholy I am not a believer In spec tens spooks or spirits demons stem gods or devils and do believe that every effect may be traced to a natural cause and that nothing ever did or ever will happen by or through the Interpo sition of the supernatural and that whatever we are today and whatever we see around us Is the natural pro duct and result of the past And tfnyou will allow me the necessary space In the columns of your paper I will state a few of the reasons for my unbelief In the ml incubus conception of Jesus Christ and In his divine origin r r r r r r r r Again such scholars and Jtheolo glans as Schnildt Schlelmacher Weg schelder and many others have admitted that the authors of the Matthew and Luke gospels considered Testis to lie the natural and actual son of Joseph And If the authors of these two gospels did not so understand It why did they set out the genealogy of Joseph to show him descended from David r r r r r r r r Now let me enumerate a few otthe religious and moral teachers the found ers of the religions of the world haw givers and military leaders who are said to have been conceived In gme supernatural manner Zoroaster was born of an Imrnai late conception by a ray from Divine Reason t Pythagoras was born of a conception by a specter or ghost of the In India Chrisna was born of a chaste virgin called Devaki who on Ire count of her purity was selected to come the mother of God r So Buddha was born of the vlrjrln Maya or Mary Buddha left Paradfse and came down to earth filled with com pahslon for the sins and miseries tif mankind and he sought to lead th Into better paths nail took tr SfInns upon himself Bud inception tit e ut 1t1 Siamese savior was 16 n In who was Impregnated th iinbcams while An pr jFohlyears B C In China of a virgin wiio conceived him while surrounded by a rainbow bOrofConfucius was born 501 years and of supernatural origin Prophecies were made concerning him and gons and angels hovered around the couch when he was born while heaven ly strains of music were heard He hud disciples of them being his daily companions He had one favorite dis ciple To these disciples he explained his doctrines and charged them with their propagation after his death Can anyone fail to notice the bnilarlty ween the Chinese and the Christian mythology Horus the Egyptian savior was horn of the virgin Quetzalcoatle the Mexican Savta who had been worshiped for ages before the landing of Columbus was born of a purer Irgln The mother of Appolonius was Informed by a god who appeared to her that he himself should be born of her And Appolonius became a great religious teacher and performed acleS r 1 r r r r 1 r r Many of the ancient heroes of Gre clan and Roman mythology were garded as of divine origin and were rep resented as men posessed of Godlike form strength and courage Among these are Hercules Bacchus Prometheus Mercury Apollo Julius Caesar Augustus Caesar Alexander the Great Ptolemy Soter Cryus and Plato And Simon the Samaritan who was contem porary with Jesus was believed to be a god and was worshiped by the mans as such And In like manner the Scandinav- Ians of the north worshiped their heroes whom they believed to have sprang from the supreme deity Odin And when America was discovered the In habitants of Yucatan Colombia Nlca ague Peru Brazil and California as well as many of the Indian tribes of North America were worshiping their virginhorn savors and gods The whole long article of De Lano Is just as good and learned as those sam ples The best sample of Harris ef fort to reply Is as follows Great Is the mystery of Godliness The Kingdom of God cometh not by ob servation How can disbelief In the Bible benefit me should like Hume Voltaire Pane or Ingersoll to show me some better way All the Infidel organ- Izations since creation never founded a hospital for the blind a home for the homeless a deed of trust for an orphan or made a suggestion relative to a meet ing beyond this life It is true that In gersoll onca gave advice that If the laboring m ns burden became too heavy he had as a last resort self struction Splendid advice this from the drum major of the Infidel brigade Not Sampson and the foxes nof Jonah and i iJ t t ifh tho whnln net Joshua mid the sun not Joshua and the horns but what Is easier to believe than It would bo If the BIble had said Peter and lames talked with lightning under tho sea follow me and will muko you fishers of men And yet In our day this talk- Ing under the sea with lightning goes on What hath God wrought Is tho message What fence or relevancy Is there In the remark of Hurtle obout the mys tery of godliness toil the kingdom of do they answer the Very Import ant Information that De hits given that goes to show that Christianity is simply one of a lot ot religions that existed before Christianity started ant that made the snore ridiculous claim to supernatural origin that Christianity didWhat can a man know about taire and Paine who cannot even spell their names Harris statement about hospitals and homes for the blind and homeless shows his Ignorance All of those things were originated by the most Intense Infidels Mohammedans In Arabia I never saw a hospital built by Chris tines In my life and neither did Harris They are built and sustained by public tax and the religious statistics of tue United States show that only a llttla over onethird of the people of this government are members of any church and tho large majority of the people In the church are women and children and negroes and poor Catholic Irish all people who do not pay any suppose It were n fact that all these charitable Institutions were built by Christians would that prove that tho story about Jesus was not a myth or an old fashioned lie just ns about these other men and women who have been worshipped as supernatural Infi dels are peter people than Christians as shown by penitentiary and gallows sta tistics and by the fact that the newspapers are continually reporting the lainies of Christians especially of preachers and never of Infidels All anarchist assassins of rulers are Chris tians Nobody ever heard of an Infidel lie that Ingersoll ever advised suicide and Harris knew It was a lie else he would have quoted Ingersolls language The newspapers are full of accounts of suicides Whenever any thing Is said about the religious views of suicides they are always Christians generally prominent Christians The rest of the talk of Harris Is sitpI senseless babble as a drunken man would talk Ther is only one allusion In the whole Bible to making lightening talk and In that instance Ills selected as being one of the things that are Imposlble You will find it in Job 3835 THE MENTAL CONFLICT The human status has now reached that state of advance or development that forces to the ce the irreUlless Ihle conflict between mind andI tWilJla rug link eon the animal part and the human Intellectual or divine part of that branch of animate life we are pleased to call hu man or divine There Is nothing however that Ists separately distinct or alone of It self Everything that exists either In the animal vegetable or mineral realm of the universe Is necessarily a part of everything else and not one of the largest bodies or of the smallest atoms can be Its own creator All great or small came Into existence by a cause other than its own and as such Is part of the evidences of what we call n divine or allpowerful overruling power or cause and the animal called man Is the only branch of animate life that has the faculty of speech language or literature by and with which he can communicate with his species by word and writing or by electrlctly And he has now developed to a period where the line must be drawn between animal and humanbetween Instinct and on e between right and wrong or between truth and fiction The animal called man has had an existence on this planet fur many many ages centuries or cycles of time but as we have no ancient history of him but what is called Bible or religious history the next question is why Is there no profane or secular history of man The newer to this question Is easily swered There being In all the earlier ages epochs periods or cycles of time a determined desire on the part of the ruling powers kings lords popes bobs and despots to hold their sway over the people and force the many to serve and slave It for the few fhe few rulers always destroyed every hyro glypbjc figure letter mark on paper parchment wood or metal that could be of any service to the people In open Ing their eyes and senses to such real truth and fact as would make man the equal of the rulers And ns there were no governments in the olden time other than religious It Is not at all strange that the world has nothing else In the line of ancient history except religious But the dlscoery of the power of steam and electricity with their application In the business and intellectual world has forced these ligious despots und despoilers of human rights to expose the whole of their schemes of deception and the whole of the world are up against the blems of life and destiny This Is not a mere Idle Indifferent question of the past or of the future It is a question of the eternal and everlasting now A question of the present a question of and a question that stands for an intelligent answer from every rational existence on earth It cannot he an swered yesterday or tomorrow It will be answered by every person In someway now And the fact that man has been fooled and mislead und mlstought In the past will no longer enthrall lence or control and lead conservative or subscrvatlve reply tho answer Is hound to come In the immediate near future That kings anti rulers claiming the divine right to rob rape rule and ruin their kind always mode It dangerous to know or to enquire to Investigate or reason is no surprise nt all but ttyit people could have been k 12 t 8cfilt ttIlI rJ iti TIME TABLE St LouisLouisville Line Corrested February 1902 SOUTHERN RAILWAY- No NoO No Lv Lex 516 am 735 am 3COpm Lv Vet 537 am 803 am 418 pm Lv Law 002 am 825 am 440 pm Lv Shel 640 am 915 am 630 pin Ar iTdLoa 805 am 1045 am 700 pm ArUdStL 720 pm 732 am Ar Evans 130 pm 130 pm 1000 am No4 handles from Lawrenceburg to Louisville sleeper from Birmingham seekers looking for homes In the South std Southwest T SWIFT C T A Lexington Ky W MORGAN DTA Lexington Ky p C STEW ART T P A Lexington Ky C H HUNGERFORD D P A Louis vine Ky G B ALLEN A P St Louis Mo II B SPENCER Gen Mgr St Louis Missouri kept under all these ages by the com parative recital of such bosh as the big fish live off the little ones or tho big lion lives oil the lambs or the big eagles lives off the weak whilst they scratch for their food Is one of wonders of the ages aiid govern ment foimdcd on the model of the hive with icings queens drones and id heads with that awful wwlnl be sLIttr yllO 1n tt rfViltrm b Ugh to thrust his ting Into a robber or truder on the ever busy colony must go and my readers such Ideals of model for human government Is nearing Its hellish hurtful tragic ending Let it die of Its own rot and go in peace The question to the forefront now over the world will the animal still rule tho man and the mind or shall tho mind rule the man and the animal This Is the question And this Is the conflict Shall animal Instinct rule 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for throe days It came into my wind Read that look Read that Book and you wUt thud something that will do you good wonder what snakes that conic In my mind It refers me to the Holy Bible then thought I will read it and sue what It reads about So commenced In St Matt and the third day lu the eavenlng I hail got over as far as the chapter 7 verse I read the 7 verse und felt like wanted to pray I laid my hands on the Italy Bible and prayed tho words of the verso I said oh LORD Thou hast bid me ask and it Hliall bo given me LORD am oak ing may it bo given me Oh LORD Thou lias bid me seek and I shall find LORD am set king may I find Oil LORD Thou has bid me Knock anti It shall be opened unto me Oh LORD I inn Knocking may it bo opened utiLe mo So then felt like I wanted to read the verse again so I open thu Bible and read the first two lines then the last lino Knock anti It shall be opened unto you came in to my eyes did not Look at It on tho Book Then sudently there canto a power into my heart to Love the Holy Bible clasped the Holy Bible to my heart aud walked the hoar shouting aloud these words glory to god glory to god hi the Highest I shouted Uieso words as long as I felt a pwert Shout so 1 IjchtFttst1i tit rQ1u sea duy In the evening I set down near tho front hall door I Wits medi tating over shouting and unexpected by me sudentiy up in the air out side the door there eamo the sweetest the most sacred holy music I can not tell you my feelings It seemed to me that t was near the Heavenly gate J could distinguish the dlferent parts of their songs Reader it was a choir of Angels In heaven god had sent them to wor ship as It reads in hebrews they are called angols of god camo to worship tho first Begotten they dime four dif ferent times talked to them I uskad them to tell mo who they are they ao3 me aud said wo are the Blessed dead uo learned then that their soul had left their clay Boddles at their death went to Zion above the grave and In Zion god gave them a new celestial Body and they was than In heaven In one of gods mansions in glory and are called tho angels of god they once lived In this world ono of them was Eve one was Adam one was Abel ono was Sarah ono was Abraham ono was Isaac g Jacob and meny more that lived died before the Flood of wa ter that coveredthe whole world they was Righteous alf gods acceptance so now what is tho the wordn of the shout glory to god glory to god In tho highest the words of tho shout hull bo a sign to the people god was Redeemer and my Saviour that is Born of tho Flesh is Flesh so ye must lit Born of the Spirit St John to have remission of a Lire time of past wins thorn of the spirit in to tho King nom of heaven to Be a member of the new covenant church of tho Redeemer St Mutt 28 Mlcala 2 1 Yo would then Bo Brethren will not Learn war uo more then comes up the rayr tie trey COMMENT This is a remarkable case of conver alas and these things are not told by somebody away off yonder somewhere but by a Christian woman tight hero in my own town all written in the kindness of her heart that tho people may find light She had never read the Bible until she was a married woman and the mother of a six months old Kid and then In three days reading in which she read sever chapters of St Matt sho understood the Scriptures as Infi dels do not who havo read the Blblo for 50 years Looks like Infidels just dont want to find the Light What a pity it in that the newspaper reporters hadnt been there and heard that heavenly music and seen those angels and given da accounLof U In the papers What a lilly there wero no phonographs antI snap shot Kodacks In so that they could have caught that heavenly music and grind It out to this day anti what a scoop it would have been if some fellow could have caught photos of live and Adtira and Abel and old Sister Sallie and Abraham and Isaac nod Jacob Wouldnt that picture of Eve In tho altogether as Trilby called It eel Ilttlo matter of Biblical accura cy Its truo that only the first throe lived before the flood but that cuts no hope Sister Martin will wrlto me for publication in the Blade tho full particulars about what those old peo the said anti that sho will especially tell anything that Eva may have said about that snake story also tell us how tney were dressed or whether they had on any clothes at all and whether their clothes If any were data tailor node duds ortho earn 10 leaf aprons they hud before tho flood nod whether they talked the American language like we do In Lex ington or with a Dutch Jew brogue on ItSeems to mo that Sister Maitln might get up a wonderfully interesting account of her personal interview with Eve and Adam and AlJell suppose Cain was in helland would take great pleasure In printing It in the again Sister Martin like your style When a body knows a thing I like to hear em say it plain like you do ROOSEVELT AND THOMAS PAINE Munch lid April 302 Editor Blue Grass Blade Tho most urgent anti imperative duty of American citizens Is to free them selves front the domination of priests and politicians for all history conclu sively proves that the altar and the thrown are enemies of the human race To break the sundries of party bondage and shatter this fettern made by priests Is a solemn duty resting upon every man and every woman who longs for the freedom and Ira ternity of the human race Slavish obedience to priests and pol Lichens arC conditions that luevlta bly lead to despotism and monarchy which now for the first tune In the his tory of our Republic is seriously threatening tho overthrow of our good man and the good woman cherish tuueinory otlhe heiVjesUnd i heroines of history who have died to give freedom to the human racethe toad man and the good woman teach their children to honor the sacred memory of Thomas Paine who above ill other mono was Instrumental the foundation and establlshmentof the only HepublIo in the history of the world and yet we have an American citizen at the head of a great party and now President of this Republic by ylrtue of an assassins bullet who wantonly unit maliciously maligns tho greatest champion of human liberty in the his tory ot the world anti seeks to bring odium upon his memory by calling lilm a filthy little atheist no Free Thinker In the United States no man who loves this Republic no man of intelligence who loves his wife and child and whoso heart beats In sym pathy for tho enslaved millions of the rarth will ever support tho candidacy e shelf a man as Theodora Roosevelt for tho Presidency no matter what party nominates him and regard it as u solemn duty devolving upon every member of the National Liber al Party to use every legitimate means to prevent the this thepeople tho ballots of to tho ot Chief Magistrate of this great na tion a position which he now holds by vli tuo of an assassins bullet 000 heroes died to give birth to this Republic and any man who now seeks to tarnish their memory trust In the very nature of things bo an enemy of liberty and a friend ot despotism If Thonittn Paino had tiled before he wrote The Age of Reason ho would now occupy tho highest and the proudetife place in the pantheon the world This pne fact demonstrates that the altar Is mightier that the throne This ono feet demonstrates that priest are more powerful than kings T1U9 one fact demonstrates that every good man and every good woman in the world ought to swear eternal hostility against tho union of church and State Title one tact dent onstrates that Theodore Roosevelt seeks to blacken the memory of the greatest defender of liberty living or dead to satisfy the hate of a despotic priesthood Thomas Paine came to America from England at tho ago of 38 and when reached our shores our fathers lied completely despaired ot independence and were preparing to compromise with the mother coun tryho immediately revived their drooping spirits and in a pamphlet called Common Sense ho advocated irresistibly for the establishment a republic that hope immediately lor tho place ot despair and trout hour tlio Independence at Amen Phdc JI oa became tho watchword anti lice hat tin cry of our colonial fathers Wo think by consolation and It Is Impossi bio for any ono acquainted with thu history of the world to think of Liberty without thinking of Thomas Paine Is imposslblo for tiny ono acquainted with tho history of the United States to think about them without thinking about Thomas Paine because words first burst Into bloom upon his tongiib and lipsit Is Impossible for any ono to think of this great Republic the only one beneath tho circuit of tho sun without thinking ot tho author hero of tho revolution without whoso life and labors wo today like poor Ire land would still bo a suffering and sor rowing English dependency Had It not been for tho life and labors of Thomas Polite we might today be as hopeless and helpless as the people in the Rus slats Empire where 100 million of our brothers are without comfort without solace without consolation without lib erty and without hope except the hope that death will end their misery The head of the orthodox church the Czar owns everything animate and inanimate tho bodies and the souls of men and sends all the brave men and grand men to a Siberian hell who even dare to think of freedom Had it not been for the precious life and herculean la bens of Thomas Paine the happy ple In this great republic which was first conceived in his mighty brain might all be as wretched as our fellow men in unhappy Spain where thirty million of our brothers are still cursed by the pitiless blight of Bourbon Ism and the awful mlfdew of the in quisition had it not been for the un conquerable love of Thomas Paine for the enslaved millions of his fellow men It is highly probableyea it is almost certain that there would be no Republic in America today to be disgraced and dishonored by such fawning cringing hypocrites and imperial snobs as The odors Roosevelt In view of all these llgltimate Inferences about what might have been we can fbrm some faint con ception of the debt of gratitude that American citizens owe to Thomas Paine rejoice that every day ev ery hour his memory growing greener and brighter with the lapse of time like Mlltlades and LeonIdas who first ought for liberty In the classic land of Greece Thomas Paine needs no mon uments of brass and stone to perpetuate his memory for as the world grows wiser and better his name will be writ ten In letters of gold over the portals of every civilized home in the world and heIIVA eternally embalmed in the nlBV all mankin fToiJFesa la to coHL and a relasoin mon archy and barbarism Is to be prevented the principles for which he stood must bo kept alive by us If mankind should ever forget the sacred doctrines and the high Ideals for which he lived and lab ored the whole world would soon be shrouded In the darkness of night The worM my country all man kind are my brethren und to do good Is my religion Grander words than these never fell from the lips ot man and everything Is Involved In our devo tion to these high and holy sentiments the progressive development of a higher civilization Is Involved the steady march of man to higher planes of tIe to a loftier status of dignity and to higher happiness is Involved the gran leer the beauty and the glory of life Itself Is Involved everything is In volved for which tho heroes antI the heroines of history have died and If the priests America aided by such poli ticians as Roosevelt should ever suc ceed In destroying the nomocracy for which Thomas Paino lived and labored and upon Its ruins establish a monarchy blood and night anti sorrow will enshroud the world It is said of Han officeudphlsifntherigooik was hln- nllolatliaUaraln Carthage and made him sweat eternal hostility to Rome and faithfully be kept this oath mid In like manner ev cry good mini and every gdod woman In tho United States ought to matte a vow that they will use every legitimate means to prevent all such men as odore Roosevelt train ever reaching the exalted station of President of this Re public by the suffrages of a free people T J BOWLES Pres N L P From Lexington Democrat Each duy brings fresh developments In the investment company rascality and this wlc promises to bo as fruit fill ot sensations as last The thieves who havo waxed rich and fat are on the run now and many of them will soon be in stripes Let the good work continue Comment Walton of the Lexing ton Democrat Is a devout Christian A leader of this gang of thieves that he says will soon be in stripes is Rev J H Baker of Lexington who from poverty now lives in a ten thousand dolllar house from what he got by an Investment company Looks like Lexington newspapers are all coming my Oracle of Reason By Col Ethan Alleu Cloth 75 cents Trials of Theism Accused of obstructing secular life J Hoiyoake Cloth 1 DEATH AN ETER NAL SLEEP WITH FREEDOM FROM PAIN Front San Francisco Btillutlii Editor IIw niillctln You deserve thankltlor your readers for tho able ar are publishing on tho old yet over nnv hut Interesting subject tho Immortality of the soul The Mvcrago Christian says cannot sea whit Is the object of life unless man Is Immortal cannot see how any ono can who does not believe In a futufo life and Paul declared ho would be the most miserable of mem withouftho belief In a futuro 1Jo lit ter experiences hi this life prompted Pauls nap Just as they have planted In the I ban mind the hope for a sys tem of I Jet and rewards The shallow pessimll which without the excuse of hardshljTor persecution talks lightly of suicide Immortality be a dream un derval es the most unselfish heroic and enduring forms of human endeavor which pro the levers of the worlds pro gress and looks upon virtue as a worthless investment unless it brings in htyerceaslng cent percent Our estimate ot the value and pur pose ot life must be of life on this val tlcular planet since we have no knowledge oJ any other To Judge it by the light of a hypothetical future Is to mit that the present Is a failurean un pleasant reflection for this who believe the world to be under the guidance of an overruling providence Is It not beyond human knowledge to prove that the purpose for which we were Horn can be fulfilled only after death There Is a sweeping assertion made and g Lerally believed that all human hetngsi lave a horror of annihilation This assertion Is made by those who have net had many opportunities to learn the facts or availed themselves of those they had The Society for Pyschlcal Research Is sending out circular letters Ing all classes of people if they desire life beyond the grave The number of emphatic negative replies prove conclu sively a horror of annihilation is not general All human beings hall sleep as their greatest blessings yet sound and dreamless sleep is virtual an nihilation as long as it lasts If tits sleep should last a million years or through eternity the sleeper could be no worseoff There are minds sufficiently logical to accept the Idea of annihilation as far preferable to the eternal duties and delights of the var lone Jujavens held out as rewards by the reunions of the world The great offending of the Immortal JngersoH was that he honestly said that he did not know whether or not there was a outer life after this one For this litl will never be forgiven by those whose religion teaches forgive your enemies Are our Christian friends feelehttality ii g from the Chrlstla Yet is ti nJjt a facttoo that the opin ArclbishopRome are of na more value on this unsolv ible questiOn than the opinion of the mi 3t unlettered and mystified ques tioned Wba lies beyond this strange existence call life Is profound mystery which no religion or system of the ology can solve If we live after this life la a fact In nature If we lose stir personality and ate cast Into the crucible of this wonderful cosmos that is a It in nature which no belief or unbelief can Affect Is this fear of not living forever more sad than that of not haying existed always Is any hu man being grieving today because he was not in existence when America was discovered Need we grieve because be in existence ten cen tnrie4hence It can be seriously doubt belief In Immortality has a Rfllutniy effect upon the race If It true our brief span of mortal existence should be entirely devoted to prepara Hon for Immortal existence Certainly the majority who believe In personal immortally fall to lead tho lives that would secure the rewards promised The riot that human beings are driven to devote all their time and en rgy to supply the streneoualy pressing needs of this lire Is strongly siisgestlvo of the Idea that title life Is not u prepa ratory one but one complete lu Itself To tlu writer of this the Idea of ever eating personal existence la the most appalling one ever offered to the human uilnd for acceptance yet without an ota of proof to support It It Is accepted as a fact But we should remember that nothing In the constitution of the universe guarantees humanity against disappointment and illusion The Bible aye Blessed qre the dead for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them What grander immorality cihuld be desired than that our works our thoughts and our aspirations should live In the lives of those that follow Annihllatlon is perfect rest painlessness freedom from all impressions that rack and torment the corporal or tal being and ardently desired by the writer afW the completion of a normal life and upon the appearance of tho un avoidable infirmities of old age There can be no pain in nnnlihilation any none than In the repose of sleep forgetfulrieesfrom every dread and danger Is not the plowboy fast asleep more to be en vied titan the prince wide awake The prospect of proving the doctrine of immortality is not encouraging and It correct tdata could be obtained on this question we predict that an as tonishingly large number of the most Intelligent persons are firm and con sistent In their belief that death is an eternal rest JOSEPHINE iOHENRX Versailles Ky March FUNNY STORY ABOUT A BOOK t Other dat in Lexington I met Col Roger Williams of the Kentucky Bate Ourrdhad a bright smile on ifs fact couldntwe11 have Icr JC onu anywhero also llo sold bought your book Behind the Burn when it first dune out and It hind boon lying about the olllco until a few days ago widen happened to pick it up look ptl it got to reading It und read all night long told my father about It und bo began It and wan greatly pleased You know he was a Bethany Collego boy and many of the scenes were very vivid to him was most Interested In the story of your walk in Europe- went on about a square further and met Fred Ballard of the Leader Fred had a fine largo smile too and had it on his face also Some of these Lexington people have another way of Well sir I just want to say to you that your book Behind the Bars is the most interesting book ever read but the people dont like your 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nit can see whether I am accomplishing my plan i FROM JUDGE LADD Iij5 fAlameda Oallf March t0 lht2 Your comments on my Ncoplatonism and Henry Woods answer thereto call for a few remarks from me You say Wood and have a little lllay on Greek exegesis In which mycritic has tho s Ii P ik vantage of me Further oii you say rIf effect that some of my articles do not t seem conclusive to you will answer your second point Urst by saying that moat of my articles are historical In which I always try to bo Jtff true to tho facts at least never inten tionally misrepresent a point and 1wimile It comes from mo I say there are but few men who have read moro his Ir tory than myself on which I have vol l uminous noted always at my command So if one picks mo up on historical at tainments ho had better bo sure that SW be himself is not in error As to thoOthor point Greek oxego sis you Room to think my critic Henry Wood SJ Society of Jesus a pro rlo fessor in a San Francisco Jesulto Col Jl lego has tho bettor of mo Let us In ivo lgato this question and see which of swus is in tho right In my article 7 said tho word Christ originally had no personality in it that tile word Jesus Is the Latin form of tho Greek h Jeosls translated from tho Hebrew tj word Johoshua That with tho Hebrews at a later dato tho word Christ Was tho designation of an ofliclal that tho f anointed ono with them was a Christ Hero my critic says 1 am not very clear t In my mind as to the derivation of the word Christ ho then says If worth means anointed It does not mean good bo further says to mean good tho Greek would bo Ohrostos to mean anointed it would bo Chrlstoa that these words como from different roots For proof my critic refers ino to School Lexicon Now let us call up authorities t Ohrostos a Greek word renders In Latin Cluestus not Ohristos This word Chreslus was adopted by some of early Fathers with the Greek meaning good Chrlstus in Latin renders Christ in Kiigllsh As to the Greek derivation of tho word 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