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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1v iI +t I1 1 J 1Ir SBLUE GEAS8 BLADE f 281V ji 41pDOUNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS t THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RElIGIONTOM PAINE ratANHONEST GOD IS THE NOBLtitiT WORK OF MAN INGERSOLL t11WY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO9LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY APRIL 20 E M 302 8100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE id issue for one year 100 5u II 260 EHMM1UOper year In ftdrimoa In clubs of flvo cent foreign nub i ortpUon MAKE drafts And Express orders payabloto the BLUR gr GRASs BLAHK Lexington Ky DONOT order paper discontinued tflvithontpayifR arrears HAPOATH on Address tab Is Vrtao time of expiration of your inb Mrlptiorii pu change address advise ttfls J yttigold M well new AA H i1 f1 tWtothliyciuIt alf ori pt OaFroxofpnlrttoationf lf8IClstThira r Losingtrt Address all communications to jjj BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX Ii i f393 Lexington Kentucky fj J1v v Published WJCBKIiT at HOO a yea- rIadvancewftg ijf Cub Rates alit Sample Copies wit bo soft for cents a b4year each for any ordor for JflVK or inoretHample oopios will be dent froo t Jafefctj AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody cnn be an Agent for the j Blade by sending two cents each for teri papers or more- ADVERTISINGL IN THE BLADE r Rowells Newspaper Directory says t + + + + + + + + + + + + + l 4 4 6308 4 + Average Weeekly Circulation + + for 190M 4 + BLUE GRASS BLADE 4 V 4 Lexington Ky 4 4 The leading weekly In the 4 + State Published In the heart 4 f 4 ot the Blue Grass Region Clr 4 4 culates In every State In the 4 + Union and In some foreign 4 L4 countries h Reaches a liberal class of 4 4 buyers Advertising rates and 4 v sample copies on application 4 + o 4 i V 44f4 + 444444 t 4 iMWteriuB are f an Inch a year J paldap advance regardless of the num of Inches and for nothing less t r than a year- CHARLES 0 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 dunk It relieve from the time It Issues coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into the hi qf crime death and dishonor 1IUzea everybody that touches iIt Zipt 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 andIthe men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this i devilish thing t oftdorMIIItI alcohol MIIB1 R IMMRMCti t L J SPENCER Campbell Sky Duster preaches On His Pals A CourleiJinirnal report of a sermon or Spencer Lexington Campbelllte preacher begins as follows LEXINGTON KY April 6Spe clallTliO Rev J Spencer of the Central Christian Church preached to night on Investment companies One ol the most noticeable features of these concerns Is that many of the officers and directors are deacons elders or Sun dayschool teachers One or two are preachera and several are seen In the church choirs on Sunday In the course of his remarks Dn Spencer directed a number of sentences at the ears of members of his own church He de dared that alt the sin was not com mitted by the officers of the companies but said it wasnot right to desire to get rich by taklttksome one elses money as In Instances where were promised for JI I have no patience with this fellow Spencer Without ever having spoken to me or seen me that know of and with no chance to know anything about me personally his name was In that in famous list of Lexington preachers who never having dared to meet me In bate expressed In the columns of the Lexington Herald their Immense grati penltenItlaryWhen the villlany of Spencers pals becomes of public notoriety Spencer makes a great spread of virtue by Jump Ing on them with both feet and yet it Is Jiardlv nosslfolo that Sfaencer did not lEtheseMel7bAs long since as that my neighbor DeLong who was a manager of one of these Institutions twitted me In a good humored manner about my religious views I turned on him told him that he was n leader In religion the manager of a church and Sunday School and that jet as an officer In an Investment company he was engaged In a business that ho knew to be so rascally that he knew would have nothing to do with It If living eight miles from Lexington and rarely Inthe town I could have known the character of these Institu tions six months ago it is hardly pos sible that Spencer living right In the tQwn with two preachers In his own church engaged In them and divers prominent men arid officers In his own church also engaged In them could have only at Ulls ate hour found out about a preacher In Spencers church was president of one of these institutions The International Invest ment Company at ML Sterling while living In taxlngton When hints of the penitentiary began to get pretty close to these fellows Zachary lit out for the State of Washington where he Is now could hardly rail to know that two years ago J II Baker a Campbell Ite preacher In Lexington was worth nothing and that now he Is living In a house that cost 10000 that Baker put Into an Investment company of which he was Secretary and drew out12 09437 beside his salary But all the time that this was not a public scandal Spencer keeps his mouth shut Zachary came to Mr James M Coyle my neighbor and said to him that for every that Coyle would put Into Zacharys Company he Coylg could take out Coyle used to be an elder In the Campbclllte Church but Is now a patron of the Blade and Zachary did not fool Zachary went to the next neighbor a simpleminded man and made him lieve that by getting a great many peo ple to pay In their money each could draw out three dollars for one Among my Campbelllte neighbors It Is reported that this villainous company of which Bilker is the leader got from vout Campbellltes the following amounts Miss Alice Moore Tom Carrick 7000 and Claude Garth 7000 do not care a damn for either of the two teen but Miss Mooreno kin to me Is a poor school teacher and Zachary and Baker both ought to be put In the penitentiary for robbing her This fellow Zachary Is associated with another Campbolllto preacher named Clark Braden Draden and Zachary have published a hook that they have circulated since the death of Ingersoll In that book there are charges of Immorality against Ingersoll One of them Is that Ingersoll on one occasion while speaking to a large audience of men and women Indecently exposed his person Another is that Ingersoll carried to his death a scar across his face that had been made by a strumpet striking him there with a beer mug Spencer doubtless had read this in Zach- arY book and knew It was a lie but as It was a lie against an Infidel it suit ed Spencers purposes and he never said anything against it Our local newspa pers and Chicago papers have had much about Rev Baker P Lee of Lexington being offered 15000 a year and an as sistant to go to Chicago and preach Spencer dont have to go Into the in vestment company business to make his money by lying He has got a bet ter Job robbing poor Ignorant Christ ian women like Mrs Martin who writes me the letter In the Blade by telling them that he can send them to heaven by sousing them under the wa ter I have Just as much respect for Baker and Zachary as I nave for Spen cer Prof Grehan of Lexington promi nent as an educator and also an ortho dox Christian In the Lexington Leader of April 7 has called me the greatest Atheist living and said that Ingersoll except In oratory was not Intellectually to be compared with me I have begged and badgered and bulldozed these Lex ington priests and preachers In every way that I could get them Into any kind of a debate with met and they wont do It Whats the reason Its because they are a gang pf liars and frauds and thieves who ore living without labor by robbTne iRnotantT eonlei rilibyigetUnB i4stAt dtntli pitrn fo l rob the pe plo and the reason they dont try answer me Is that they know t would expose their rascality Loos the president of the theological department of the Campbelllte Univer sity told me three years ago that Zach ary was a free hooter which means a robber and begged me not to repeat that he had said so AN UNANSWERED QUESTION The Monroe Journal says The storm Sunday seemed to have especial fury for church houses and worship e rpers therein On one occasion when a bolt of lightning jumped through the belfry of the church and run down the post against which an old strictconstruc tion brother was accustomed to sit and listen to what be considered alto gether loose Interpretation of Scrip ture the good old brother considered It a direct evidence of the Loida dis pleasure of such unscriptural doctrine By the way why does lightning and storms strike churches anyhow The Statesvllle Landmark adds This is an unanswered question The storm of Friday as the Journal says was noticeably destructive to churches A few years ago when a cyclone passed over Statesvllle two churches was damaged and houses around them untouched If a storm destroys a stlllhouse or n sa loon the righteous are disposed to call It judgment of the lord but why are the churches destroyed Salisbury Dally News KOBER SON Reliable harness manufacturers of Browntown dud are making several grades of fine buggy harness which they are selling direct to the consumer at lowest wholesale price Any one need ing harness can save from 4 to by buying from them Send for their price list Its free They guarantee satisfaction Walton Coming Around Two negro boys have been sen tenced by a Louisville court to five years each In the pententlary for steal ing one nlchel Some day we may yet be able to land In the pententlary some of our adult white bank wreck ersCourler Journal Or mayhap an adult Investment company thlerLex ington Democrat Walton and dont gee together on the ology but we do on Lexington Christ Ian thieves Some day some Lexington Christian will steal Waltons whole printing fice then Walton will be the hellroar Ingest Infidel In Lexington l THINKS KNOWL EDGE OF THE HERE AFTER IS IMPOSSIBLE Grom the Bulletin Sap Francisco Editor the Bulletins The hope of icon iirtahlty is all the knowledge man hw nr can have of a future existence Tiie strongest argument the clergy present for belief In immortality the hope pi It Would God endow man they ask with this hope and then prive him utterly of Its realization God is merciful and Just they further declare end to extinguish this hope which Ho has so insplrlngly im planted in the human heart would be cruel and monstrous and is wholly In sonflstent with the divine intent This argument of course does not take into consideration the constructive anSI destructive forces of Nature which manifest themselves without regard to either love or mercy An unprejudiced analysis of the emotion ot hope discloses the tact that like all other human at tributes It Is one of constant change ansi death even In this life We are as much a part of God and creation right now as we will ever be How many in spiring philanthropic hopes have been abandoned by us all How many hopes worthy of the thought of a God have been put away In their little graves The hope ot imm9itallty is In no state proof or it If we cap hope ourselves into a future life wo may as easily hope ourselves into health and riches and talent and other heavenly desires of this life The normal man hopes to live again The normal man likewise hopes not to tie His hopes to live leads him to re Let aealnsffthe exchange of this life for another Every rational man prefers his existence to the uncertainty of any oth and he desperately fights to retain Isliold upon his present being tlii1Ek therefore can be no proof of p J of all degrees of 11Ctciivor that Is nil Our mopes for bet ter conditions In some other life are no more certain ot realization than our hopes for better conditions In this life The sentiment of living again blinds our eyes to the destructive processes of Nature th Immutable law of change and extinction To hope feel or believe is not to know Tlio honest man must doulL To think for himself and act honestly with his own constInure Is the first duty of normal man What greater perversity what greater degradation of mind can be conceived like unto that of being dishonest with our own thought livery honest free thoughtful man must step Into Ihe ranks of Agnostic- Ism To declare that there Is another life Is as mtich an assumption of knowl edge of the unknowable as to declare that there Is not another life Neither the Atheist nor the Immortalist know Theorists both must forever rennin the balance of evidence however being in favor of the Atheist who draws his deductions from nature while the spirit ualist draws his from his hopes fears and love of self Feoplo do not dispute about what they know They dispute about the things they do not know No one disputes about thn existence of moon but they do dispute about It 4elng nrndo of greets cheese disputes about this life but thty do dispute about some other ex Istnce of which they know nothing and of which they can know nothing Why should men pretend to know thtit which nature has fixed to be tin knowable What can be more foolish ridiculous aye blasphemous you phiise than to pretend that the future is known to mortal mind to pray and to talk to Gods to a familiar acquaint ance to pretend to Interpret the Al mighty mind to declare what God will do and what he will not dowhr he pleased and when he Is angry whom and whom he does not loawoin he will reward and whom he will polish Compare all this conceited us sllnptlon with the agnostics honest ldo not know jlYhat can be more humble more rs t more unpretentious more trustful pure serious more conscientious more hl nest aye more religious If you please than the attltute of the candid agnostic who having thought studied Impartially investigated calmly sally and honestly exclaims do not know The man who pretends and declares that he knows there Is another life and the man who pretends and declares that he knows there Is not another life will alike be regarded by all Intelligent up tmlato minds as either an unconscous llir an Irresponsible liar or an Inten tional liar Ko one knows any thing about It one way or the other We only hope believe theorize dispute and deny J WILSON THE LAW SKY BUSTERS In Instructing the grand jury about llio Christian thieves who ran the In aestmeut companies where you put In Tour money and the preachers and their Christian pals took It out Judge Par her the heathen who busted the bias phemlng combination in my case and decided blasphemy was one of the Inalienable rights of every Kentuckian acid offer this suggestion because the Investment companies in this city and elsewhere for that matter have been conducted by men of good standing in society high In business and church circles but no matter who ha Iswf you find that he has violated the law dict him just as you would any other person however humble He also said Not long ago one of the ablest min isters of this city delivered a powerful sermon upon this subject and he sug gested that if the people would only walt those who had invested would get their money back Bret John Bellof the Georgetown Times Huckers townsays Even some of the churchen that wanted to Increase their funds In order to build a new house of worship or repair the old one were among the In Bell alludes to these companies as having busted All Kentucky journalism Is learning to talk like the Blade Speaking of Rucker saw him the other day for the first time have ever seen him since that morning In Cin cinnati he sat up with one leg twisted around the other like a silk vine around a wire and swore after reading my paper for five years that he did not know It was an Infidel Prohibition pa per He had gone to the funeral brotherinlaw presuming that I would iot smash him at such a place Two years ago it was no more probable that the penitentiary would get Zachary and Baker two Lexington Campbelllte preachers than that It would pet Rucker And yet I think I have got Zack and Bake on my string and if the devil spares Ruck five years more I will bet any of you even that get him In the penitentiary IFrom Lexington Leaifer HEATHEN EDITOR 1 t t Distressed Because No One Will Knock the Chip From His Snouller Quakeracre April 10 E M 302 Editor LEADERProf Grehan a Christian educator of your city has lately printed In your paper that t am the greatest living Atheist and that except in oratory am far superior to Ingersoll Assuming that this Is only approximately true regard It as a very high compliment the attainment of such a reputation having been the great objective point of my life You can hardly fall to recognize that some distinguished Christians are hens ing their pulpits and college chairs and going Into Infidelity and you hear of no prominent Infidel going Into Chris tianity You certainly will not say In view of current and perpetual developments In Lexington and everywhere else In cluding Chinese Philippine and Boer wars that Christianity necessarily makes people good Every Sunday my Infidel arguments of tho atheistic school go from hero to Australia and Interme date points to more people than do the sermons of all the preachers combined It has been the policy of the Lexing ton clergy to Ignore me and yet under this policy my Influence is Immensely of my paper that you may pick up will verify what I am saying perpetually throw down the gaunt let to any Christians that your highest exponents tray select to meet me In debate oral or written any time any where and your town Is lull ot learned Christians clerymen lawyers pro fessors and editors You tell your story of David and Oollah but you dont practice It while I am defying the ar mies of Israel- am Just honing for discussion and will give Christians almost any advan tage they may ask In the bounds of rea son except that I will not discuss with any man who has not high Christian endorsement of his competency I say THERE IS NO GOD and I challenge Christians to meet me on that issue If you do not meet me I simply print this letter to you and It has all the moral effect of my defeat of you The world has and ought to have more pect for the man who fights and gets whipped than it has for the man who afraid to fight and it will naturally say to Lexington Christians Put up or shut up If it suits my Christian coun trymen to accord me these bloodless victories there Is certainly no kick Ing to me but as sure as you are a foot high I am getting away with them all the time Yours fraternally CHARLES C MOORE 1000 At Least is What Ask Fora Little Book of 23 Pages To Be Usedfor the Linotype VirginVary lengthbuthis laurels and come agln I have received a most quaintly bound uplittlemost remarkable religious production ever printed in the world have a reserve bid of on my copy and the man or woman who will pay me most for it from now until the first day of May gets It It Is an exquisite poem absolutely ohaste and beautiful It extol the character of Jesus Christ as only the most devout Christian can do and you cant tell whether it was written by a Uhrtstlan or and lutldel It says that an exqultely beautiful woman that seems possibly to allude to Mary Magdalene became desperately in love with Jesus and that after a hard struggle to resist Jesus fell In love with her and the story of their lovemaking Is told with rapturous beauty when read by a highly cultivated man or woman but an ignoramus would simply bethrow ing away his money to buy it because be could not appreciate it A common coarse fool like Comstock for Instance would takalt to be a beautiful religious goes off and has a child and that is the Holy Ghost The next issue of the Blado will have some samples of the verses It does not ridicule Christianity as Kidder does In the Virgin Mary It ts n apsav PWJjII matSUp you in Vhripl WMoaTififf man of course but gives you a deep sympathy for him The whole concep tion Is poetic and accurate and appears to be historic It is copyrighted else I would print the whole thing in one issue of the Blale- ltseemsnotto have been printed to sell There is a blank for the number of each copy that Is filled in with a pen and then mine Is given to mo Mine is No k It says on it first sheet copies printed and the type distributed One to inclusive in paper board ers to In paper wrappers- It is in an envelope made to match i the cover NO EVIDENCE That Jesus Body Was Raised From The Dead Says Dr Savage New York March 31Dr MInot J t ISMeRslahIs quoted as having said If we propose to be quite honest and frank with ourselves we must ad mit one fact that there never since the dawn of Christianity were so many people doubting concerning the future life as there are now not Ig F norant nor bad people but the bestIthere are or as good as there They are readers thinkers persons ac qualnted with philosophy and science land who have studied history looked k Into ecclesiastical traditions This Is the attitude of thousands and the number is growing If a person asks me whether I think there Is satisfactory evidence that the body of Jesus was raised from the dead must be frank and say do not No case In a modern court iIection of Jesus There is no first hand testimony of anybody to that fact and we know perfectly well that If we had the testimony of a hundred or a thousand to a similar fact as talc lag place today It would weigh with us very little But believe with my whole soulIthat Jesus was seen alive after crucIfixion and out of that belief mIght very easily arise the belief the body had risen I do not thatIthere is anything in the fact of that changes us more than going to sleep last night and waking up this morning I believe death is another fadvancIngwe are Just ourselves over there Trials of Theism Accused of obstructing secular life By G J Holyoake Cloth 1 r I r omM r 1- 1t BLUE GRASS BLADE From Lexington Lender A SERMONTO Prof Grehan Responds to a Writer In Charley Moores Blue Grass Blade Whether the Blue Grass Blade falls Into my hauls as wrapping paper Crom n grocery or in the more readable way of one of a roll of papers often 1lIfhed for recreation always glance over It Its editor Is intellectually since thl death of Robert Owenthe aulest Atheist living Ingersoll except In Tory could never hold a candle to him Its a wonder to me that he gives so much space to a common bid of IIttlc infidels who can do no more than rc produce In shabby stage what UHlr master has taught them It Is only since that a scoffer at the Inspiration of the Bible went by other name than Infidel but In Prof Huxley made a tender of the leech word Agnostic to the English speaking world It Is a word of rieg tlon and as such a welcome gllest uuonK fatalists It would be untrue to say that the new word Is used only hy persons who like the fool In the Bib say In their hearts there is no God lint It has been treated as a pet namr by unbelievers In Christianity have just waded through a spven and a half column article In the DIode of December 10th last by one IOIIIR Mueller an exminister who writes on a Better Future He says For years was a Christian exper eared holiness and felt saved by the same imagination that deceives thoi sands to say they are saved When saw the Bible could no more he prove Inspired than any other book left the church and told my brethren why I dill so He says further I will defend what here write In any newspaper against any one who believes that till Bible can stand public debate N Grehan believe everythln that Christians claim for the Bible bllt Louis a warrior of your apparent phi nomenal literary attractions will gain irea er notoriety by striking taller tin lice than a mere pedagogue that nev tarried a polemic chip on his hat and to show my appreciation of your mod esty and scholastic power refer yon to the great naturalist Sir Huniphre Davy to the three great Presidents of the United States Washington Lincoln and McKinley without mean Ing or Intending any offense I offer two teachers of Christianity the on tiAlexander Campbell the other John Foster greatest Methodist Ken tacky has ever produced In early ad vantagees Foster and Lincoln were very much alike while Lincoln as men boy chopped wood and borne Inrush on short rations Foster as a mere boy swept out stores In Coving t stylvr I dlop1lncoln now anti follow J Foster a little farther Like yourseli Foster sought holiness Unlike yo his holiness stuck By their frlnts you may know them These remarknbl men In three nations widely remot from each other had each the same Imasining Cousin In Prussia Lord Brougham In England and Join Foster In America They imaglnei that popular Ignorance was the cans of the deplorable condition of the peo pie In each of these countries and they each without of course any conference set about to remedy the existing evils TheJr course of action was identical Brougham had quite a rough time of It In England Cousin and Foster lot lair fast and profitable sailing Then was more Infidelity In England sloe us It was to France than In Prussia America Foster held on to his hoboes and In fact did the most work In ad dition to a number of tracts Foster wrote and spoke a good deal and wrote a standard book on popular Ignorance dont know the number of editions of this book but hold on to mine The word Athlest infidel or agnostic does not occur In it he had a text It though My people are destroyer for lank of knowledge He uses the word Messiah very reverently anti often think he substituted prayer for imagination No blind pitiful Ignor ant shallow egotist was leading the blind In the person of John Foster There Is not a metaphysical proposition In the boolrfrom cover to cover a representative teacher of Christianity he nor any of the distinguished Christians which offer you to debate with say that disbelief of the Bible Is the downfall of man This Is Mueller It Is only Mr Mueller who says that the vice and crime of Chrlstlandom the result of the religion of Christians You may think It a hoax to name who are dead Well will name one who Is not dead Mr Mueller If you will employ some person who can write a descent courteous Intelligent letter and state your great desire to de bate the Bible Bishop J L Spalding ot Peoria III will give you a polltH hearing and fatherly advice I re viewed a hook of his about a month ago It Is In line with your needs fhe ironic Is entitled Thoughts and Theo ries of Life and Education This brings me to the peroration Of course In seven and a half columns of reading matter there Is much that Is Indisputable and much that Is offensive One person or a body of persons none of whom has developed or can add to the development of humanity by thought word or deed who never has- and never can add anything to art science education or industrial skill promotion of commerce or beneficent enterprises who only growl snarl and fault with people through whom everything of any valne In life comes and who still In the face of all the potency above alluded to and more claim to possess and exercise all the telligence all the humanity to lead and teachthis Is offenslv degrading mis chievous and has le en borne long are alarming conditions In Lexington alarming conditions all over Kentucky Burglary holdups tiny and night robbery apsaaination tail ing women scaring and burning chll1 fjren vice anil crime pad vlllany pf the most ntroolous nature This hOrlhl1 iirutnl symbolization tx confined to class Ignorant ale In It The iutcd ate In It White and black In about equal numbers are factors to It That these conditions which cover tho whole of the United States are not u satisfactory excuse for any one Slate county or community Is plain enough awl yet we cannot fall back on inoh law nor can we locate the disease Anarchy worse than any other olnl disease There Is but one effectlc remedy Throw away bickering clhu Inatlon or recrimination let every man and woman be a peace officer and let us have more blood hounds Let no guilty man or woman escape If this vigilance fills the penitentiary In fort eight hours be it Build more and locate penal colonies I protest agaln8t lying tongues and pens that pile up all crime around the pulpits of thl8 country The Nazar was worse thnn behind the bars Fayette counh Judge and Jury will put a mlnlst there quicker than a pickpocket If you know arty thing dont skulk like n coward and sling mud Do om whole duty to stamp out all or quit this groundless malignity Who Is God I am asked the same lint far from me to judge or think In silence profound adore the name The mystery Is Immense beneath pink To know my God feel must Be God himself In Him I trust B N GREHAN Comment I print the above prlnc pally to show the utter absence of gument there Is In any thing that a Christian writes In defence of his re llgion Prof Grehan has been asuperlntei dent of public Instructions in Fayct the county of which Lexington Is the county seat take It as an Intended compliment when he calls me the ablest Atheist living but he maltes such errors on this line of thong that they detract from the forge of thC about twentyone read the debate between Alexander Camp hell and Robert Owen and considers the arguments of each of them quite weak So weal was the argument of Campbell and so bad was his spirit that though was preparing to take orders in the church Campbells side of the 1 gument lessened the faith had viously had in Christianity While It Is a great honor thus to have my name connected with that of In gersoll suppose It Is true that I know more theology than Ingersoll did cause was specially educated In It and he was not have all the time called myself an Infidel and contended for It as the name of the people with which am Identified All the names that are used as a substitute sound cowardly to me The word agnostic Is not a correlation of fatalist ns Prof Grehan seems to fool in the Bible who said There Is no God is now In a mlnbrlt as compared with the fool who says Tl ere Is aGoc Fools almost trot rertally believe here Is a God an just- In the ratio that men prow scholarl philosophic do they believe then Is no God As Indicating how poorly a sampl Christian keeps up with the ablest theist living It is a fact that the Ulade alluded to by Prof as of cember 10th last was printed nearl wo and a half years ago Sir Humphrey navy Invented the safety lamp and that is all Thou lands of English miners were killed hy ins explosions while using It and there Lever was one used in America and robably Is none now used In England Infidel naturalists Bruno and Galile Iscoverd the spericity of the earth The Infidel naturalist Alexander Voi lumboldt was the greatest that eve veil and the Infidel naturalist Elf Ion made the telephone WnshinRtoi was an Infidel all the time he was presl tent of the United States then joined he Episcopal Church which is half In lilel according to Websters dictionary and abused Tom Paine whom he had ireviously honored The next six press tents of the United States were all fidels Lincoln was an Infidel all life McKinley was a Christian hisI ndor Campbell was Intellectually reat big old baby whose biggest was that you had to motile a man undo the water to wash away his sins am that no amount of sprinkling would do the work I hate to have to say this ecnusc when was about twentytwi ears old Alexander Campbell pub IIcly proclaimed me competent to teach theology have lived In Kentucky all ly life and never heard of John ter before have heard of Lincoln cveral times Prot did not spell the name of ousin right When was a schoolboy used to read his True beautiful and goo Cant say that ever understood It Lord Brougham gave his name to a carriage and that is all know oi of Prof Gs talk Is too silly tc otlce until we come to his words Well will name one who Is not dead Mr fneller Mr Mueller was a blind man was murdered more than a year ago some Christians for 4000 that he on his lierson As to Bishop Spalding of Peoria III Charles Moore the ablest theist living will meet hint in debate oral or written any where and any time nnd will pay my half of the expenses anll dare him to try It on will also meet Prof Grehan on the same terms any time he will publish any prominent Lexington paper the atement of any three leading Lexlng ton clergymen that they consider Prof rehan a competent defender of the Christian religion Now we will how of what the Professor says Is biz and how much Is talkeetalkee Trot out your Bishop Professor Then the Professor falls again his meaningless prattle until he conies to the words Let every man woman he a peace officer and let have more blood hounds From thereon to tho end Including tht rot that gets In for poetry the Professor talks very much like a man who Is either drunle or crazy He ought to soak his head and keep out of print until eta tetter Front Nashville ham- mer001COLVAR FIRES BACK AT THE REV SAM P JONES Willing to Concede That the Georgl1I1 Examines a Blackguard More Than Any Preacher That Has Ever Been On This Circuit I- To the Banner Sam tones will not be allowed to plead in avoidance to the speech made on the Square Thursday night last that am dead If he has an contest with me it must be on the sue made when I announced my suh ject Sam Jones had on Wednesd night In the presence of several thou sand people called to know if was In the audience Not being at the peet Ing that night could not answer He then proceeded deliberately to confllse his words so as to make the Impression that and my angel meaning Mr Price the candidate for Attorney General had Invited five young men Into a saloon and treated them and said If Mr Colyar and Mr Price nied It he would prove It Thursday In the News I denied It and told him to have his witnesses at the Tabernacle that night and waded bo there tent stood In the isle till Jones toM an anecdote which he seemed to thlnl was a good way to get out of his pledge and settle a question of verac- Ity went from there to the Square as soon as found Jones hall abandoned the Issue where there was a large crowd assembled to hear the anti dates for Attorney General Who did not speak was put on a goods hox apologized and said under the Inl1u once of friends had given up an tended lecture on Liars and Blac shards at least would drop the tI tie tint proceeded with the lecture- now Introduce Sam Jones as a ness that In his opinion am alive He had come to Nashville to remain as le announced till Sunday the Gth Inst When I let It be known that I was going to do business at the old stand and lecture on Liars and Blac guards he left on the first train acklng three days of filling his gagement never have believed Sam Jones vas brave since away out In the Wee he telegraphed his wife that some fe ow had attacked him and hiileft In the hands of his doctorenv e nen do not hire the wires to establish heir fighting qualities On Inquiry I found that the story vas all true except there had been no chow no fight and no doctor and body left with a doctor But this reply to Sam Jones it not intended to an issue on facts nor to deal with him xcept as his habits In religious services have affected this community say religious services for in law whenever people come together ostenslbl tor religious worship It is religion worship and as Sam Jones knows th preacher Is protected in everything ays while any disputation or defers set up by any one in the audience Is disturbing public worship ant1in actable But more than this Sd cred is the act of worship of Almighty God that Sam Jones used the pt lplt with Impunity to peddle vulgarities- and right here In Nashville time and time again some good women ave found an antidote an excuse at teas a palliation for language so base jam ulgar that It Is no figure of speech to say that but for the clothe of rell Ion the preacher wears every woma the audience would have run out fs the house were afire So refined are people that no man in a lee nre afore a mixed audience on San Jones habits could fairly criticise him cause in any place except In a tell glous meeting a repetition of the words would not be tolerated Mr Editor all readers of the Banger who heard Sam Jones know that ypm reporter Is compelled out of respec his readers to fumigate some of the ntences before sending them the homes of Tennessee I would more think of polluting the cl4an sheets of the Banner with Sam Jones worst words In giving a true picture than I would think about teaching a class of children the meaning of the words which for decencys sake h heen excluded from the dictionary tie- has one favorite word not so bad as others It Is used on all occasions No gentleman as far as know e used It in public It Is a word of n letters and Is kin to one of the five senses Tills Is all am allowed print about it and yet It seems to be grent favorite with Sam Jones Is It not strange that this new guage a language which our young men never heard before and which- would not be tolerated on the bustlings on ly finds an open door to society throngh the pulpit In religious tenth Preachers Alliance seem now have taken up Sam Jones taking him to Jtty layman I will submit the following If Mrs Ward In Robert Elsmorc call take the risen Christ out of Chrlsliiiil ns Mr Gladstone said she was trying to do and Sam homes can tithe purity ont of our language In which we wllrshlp Him what will JIeCt for the Infidel to work on But there Is another question Can till enlightened ministers of this city Itaml and will they permit without rehnl the spectacle of being put before at a religious meeting in the attitude of priestridden underlings mid before a large audience told If they do not sign a paper to vote for his favorites coming a election ho will call them arils and billy goats Can they stand this without rebuke It Is nnderstoi very few If any signed it but the spectacle of being commanded nllll publicly blackguarded In his letter to the Banner the hasc words of coward and hilly goat toned down to weakkneed pronche on Liars and Blackguards or the protection against far awn blackguards in the postofflco laws seemR to have done good The Banner the Nashville News the Preachers Alllnni and now the American all indicate a purpose to take the job off my hand Now that we are all In suppose we join hauls and say to Sam Jones that If he wants to come to Tennessee and go into a fight with the boys In the slums he shall have a chance but he shall not under the cloak of religloi come here and teach our women his new methods of pulpit vulgarity He has often defended himself because he said his language was as good as our women I think there is still enough of old Jacl sons blood In Tennessee to resent this I will not be switched off on any new issues If Sam Jones wants to contimi the debate as to whether he is a blacl guard will be with him making one concession That Is the concesslo made by Bob Taylors old darkey when a man was trying to put a little prairie dog on him for a possum He said It was not a possum It examined one more than anything he ever satyrI the politeness of language I am wlllln to concede that Sam Jones examines i blackguard more than any preacher that has ever been on this circuit S COLLAR DEATH PENALTY FOR HIS CRIME Samuel Vanstavern Hanged In Cam den Jail This Morning for Kill Ing His Wife JSamuel Vaustayern4vho on vember 29 last shot tied killed hit dfe ivatherlne on the streets of Camden was banged this morning In the Camden county jail yard thus paying with his life the penalty of his crime The drop fell at 1002 and death lowed a few minutes later The con lemned murdeier met death unfilnch ngly He walked to the gallows with a firm step anti resolute heart His emarkabK nerve was with him to tin ast and as he appeared on top of the caffold In full view of the witnesses his calm demeanor and Indifferent pearance surprised the spectators Murderer though he was Vnnstaveni was no coward He had told Sheriff Sell and his keepers he would not hreak down that he would welcome eath gladly and that he was not afraid of the ordeal He kept his wonl At the last moment he gretted his deed and said he was for what he had done Ho said he eserved his punishment and hoped he would he forgiven t t t t t t t As they passed Into the jail the con emned man with the clergymen were plainly visible Vanstavern was In the attitude of rayer while the good men who wero repariiiB him for the great beyond were singing In a low tone of voice t t t t t Vanstavern had just finished aCeI- vent prayer when Death Watch Fred Vlogt pionlned hjs hands behind him Just before Vanstavern bognn his short march to the death chamber lie ode goodbye to Lafayette Gruff who Is now awaiting trial for the murder of his wife and also Prosecutor Lloyd who visited him before he began the fatal march Im coming Katie said the wife murderer as the death march began The noise of the pattering rain was drowned by the deep voices of thin ergymen and the condemned man They were singing Will Walls Every Step of the Way This was instkvems favorite hymn Tho door slowly opened and the doomed man was in view of the gal he gazed his singing censed A of fear quickly overspread his features but he never faltered lIe- had promised his spiritual advisors that he would meet death bravely Their presence Rev D B Green his right and Rev John R Mason his lefteach holding him by the arm as their voices blended in sacred song netiatcd to every part of jail Imoyed him up t t t t t t fanstaverns crime was one of the Ii Between Chicago and Hot RunI t Dining Cars Botwoon Chicago and it TIME TABLE St IxiulsLoulsville Line Corrested February 1002 SOUTHERN RAILWAY No No No Lv Tex 515 am 735 am Lv Ver 537 am 803 am 418 pm Lv Law G02 am am 440pm Lv 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frloml M us IRAN B HAHMOX CANT STOP rHouston Texas March ill Ott Ir litanies C Moore Dear Brother Never before havol behind paying my mibsurlptlo for the Blade Ihor over six mouths havo not been able to make a nickel account of sickness and am now that or ly back at the hospital think if yon will be fair you may shake an oxcep lion with me have written to mother in Germany and If in any waj sho will provldo me with means shall not forget you Sincerely Yours AIIIKKT BoiiviuiKU XnswerUht say wo were going stol everybody who did not pay Can a man like that Have to gut moroI bush and iiiHiiltlng letters from n dUe All right cant help Itthatiil- what we are hero for Rather be chuat ed by two Infidels than hurt the foollngi ot a friend like this At Owingsvllle Ky C Harris ulclded leaving a note asking his wife to pray for McPherson Kan March 20Uev rnnvllle Louther pastor of u church was served with papers at a Methodist Episcopal Conforonco hero today charging him with heresy and setting forth that he would tJlell at Arkansas City Kan on larch 26 Rev Loather who Is a member lhe Southwest Methodist Conference Is charged with being guilty of tilt imlnatlng doctrines contrary to and ibversive of the of the ethodlst Episcopal Church and It Is alleged that he Is atlieslstlc and ev utlonistlc WISCONSIN FARM LANDS The best ot farm lands can be ob talnotl now In Marlnetto county Wlscon sin on the Chicago Milwaukee St Iaul at a low pflce and on very favorable terms Wisconsin Is noted It fine crops excellent markets and althfnl climate Why rent a farm when you can buy one much cheaper than you can rent and In a few years It will be your own property For par tlcnlars address F A Miller General Passenger Agent Chicago Milwaukee 4 51 Paul Railway Chicago V iSHORTEST AND LEST WAYIHOT SPRINGS ARKANSAS The Worlds Famous Health Itesort Dally HIM doctrines Railway 3 JMcnJph1e JjHot SptlfgaU- utr Mtliif Connie as polnllin lInJIJgsJt1st ServlcI r J fI8 a raak LEXINTON EASTERN RALIWAY 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18 April and 15IApply to Railway Agents or Ad dress MI t i r BLUE GRASS BlJADE IiitMOUNTII The Most Remarkable Poem That the New Century lias Produced In this Issue of tho nhulo preeeu vThe Mount of Olives by Frauds us StIIS It Is copyrighted whelhu that fact would operate iigulnst in printing It In a newspaper but at an rate am sure Unit In spirit mid In purpose fur from wanting to trend on Its authors rights urn In my own r judgment rendering him tho most till cknt service i can do him und the cop has been sent ago presumably for the purpose of gaining my assistance In Itl selling and circulation Anti yet tlu printed statement of the author on tin title leaves of the hoop would seem to Indicate that anything other than limited circulation of tho hook ainonj those to whom he tins seen cause to send wits no purpose of Its writer My purpose In printing the whole poem Is twofold want perhaps primarilY r to benefit Its gifted author by enabllni him not only to sell the limited edltloi that he has printed but to sell still er editions and another purpose Is to give to the readers of Infidel literature what regard as being In many re spects among the most remarkable from any liolnt of view and In many respects the most remarkable production thai the twentieth century has produced Regarded merely as a poem it is t a gem of purest ray serene ranking with Grays Elegy and Burns Dun ny Doon or Byrons Destruction ol Senacherlb while In the department sreligion It so far as know an ab solutely new departure- I have In tho Blade hinted that Jesus of Nazareth was In love with Mary tin sister of Lazarus not the poor Lazarus whose name Is connected with but a welltodo Scribe but it had never occurred to me to suggest that Jesus had loved a woman with all the fruits of love not mere Platonic with which a shonuf man loves a shonuf man Though I became a church man al years of age and spent four years in my early life lit the ministry I have always felt as every thinking man must do the vaguenesss and mistiness of tho story of Jesus and realized that the suppositious entlment technically KXhJIY1Sl WUl tylnatMls- i 1Oarner dltogeUter for ce ttaryutlilof course there was nt special reason why we should love him History outside of the New Testa meat knows nothing of Jesus the Old Testament prophecies about him be tits simply distortions for a purpose In the New and the New Testament mak ing Jesus a conglomerate of good bad and Indifferent About ten years ago wlien was In jail lit Paris I had quite a lung land earn est discussion with a learned gentleman In which I maintained that while the Jesus of the New Testament was really without Its just equivalent in history there was probably In Judea approxl match 2000 years ago souse man like Apollonlus of Tyana who made a bush for the story from which the whole I warp and woof of tho Christian religion has been Woven And then when May Collins canto before the world got from her the idea that the story of Christ Is simply that of Krishna gotten from the Ganges and brought to the Alexandria and thence to the 1JOl1I1n and may add thence to tit Tlbur whence It has cursed the human race ever since But reading this story of The 101mt of Olives has tended to induct riu the thought to which may al most say the wish Is tho father that there may have been around Jerusalem a young religious enthusiast who was disgusted with the sperstltlon of Juda ism and who may have been the nu claus of thu highly elaborated story of Ihe character of Jesus as given In Tho Mount of Olives any manly man and loving and lovely woman must almost of necessity sympathize So that with the immense latitude that Infidel Ity has now forced Christians to give to their religion It may not bo untrue to say that tithe poem is In the Interest of the Christian religion It would be gratifying to mo to find out that sonic beautiful woman may Magdalene had said to Jesus stIAJI hold thee flesh and spirit fast Thy morbid dreamy whims have Van ished now Gaze on the whiteness of my breast and brow And tell mo If Thy purity shall List Take front Jesus the old thaumaturgl cal job lot of second rate miracles that tho New Testament Imputes to him and blot out his alleged denunciations of those who did not believe as he did and make him an uneducated young car peu ter despising the religious fools and hypocrites who surrounded him stud let It be true of Jesus that By powers ho never Jiad felt before compelled Iy Like some snakesnared and fasclnalei dove He sought the danger of her lips love While to her lips His seeking lips were held And the Nazarene has touched a chon that never before vibrated in my heart I confess do not fully understand the poem There Is about It lo me a tieI JicloiiH Incertitude do not knov whether It a most subtle thrust at Christianity or the worship of a devou but heretic Christian who truly ardently loves Jesus the Nazarene But bo It as it may It Is u production that no cultivated titan or woman whethe Christian or Infidel can afford tint to read yea to read ugaln and study alltl ponder upon To me It Is IIi beautiful as Imaglni the dream of the lotus eater This Is uot a piece essence which Is hidden from the wise and pru dent mid revealed unto babes but the reverse of tide All the gods of prollllI hence including the Jewish Jehovah according to the Christians liavo lovei women ami this story gives to Jesus Christ the most truly godlike Interpre tuition that we have until now had The copy of the booklet that comes to mo is quaintly antI esthetlcally gotten up and 2i marked up In one corner of Its cover Is the only clue to Its cost that have Those in paper boan covers must cost more On the outsldi of the front rover are the words Thi Mount of Olives by Francis Saltus Sal tns Tho same on the Inside leaf with tint added words New Yorl The BuokLover Press 1I01 On the next page is the following To William Marlon Reedy No 212 The Mount of Olives copies printed and the type distributed to In elusive In paper hoard covers to 605 In paper wrappers Copy right by F H Saltus hope that friends of tho Blade will show their appreciation of the beautiful by writing at onco to secure every copy that Is for sale and to encourage the genius who has produced this poetic gem Tho poem In full will ho found In this Issue of the Blade P SSlnco writing tho above I think It best to have this editorial notice the Blade of April 20 and delay the publication of the poem until April 27 nt which time the editorial notice will again appear This in order to give to friends of the Blade an opportunity to send their orders for the Issue that will contain the poem at one cent aI opy r4SAYS SIXTH SENSE IS NONSENSE From San Francisco Bulletin Editor Thq Bulletin Mr Ryerson proves immortality by the Bible the possible by the false locates heaven by revelations mythical georgraphy by nightmare lie cites the everlasting Paul to settle everlasting life Mr Ryer son says Faith Is the evidence of the unseen Faith is no more the evidence of the unseen than Imagination the evidence of the real The unseen real nay furnish evidence Faith Is born of that evidence We may smell the In visible But hunting for evidence of the unreal Is like snuffing for a smell of the unsmellable The gentleman says They are unconvinced by Moses re turn Moses visible return would be as convincing as Mr Uyersons saying he returned Is unconvincing He Raysi Ridicule shouldnt fool us then tries to fool us with the ridiculous lie drags In the magnets Invisible attraction no more see all believe than be iota all hear He confounds the un seeable real with the unreal An Invis something Is as possible as a ble something accept much neither hear feel nor understand When graduate In natural law accept nothing I cant explain Wo are told that Moses wrote the Pentateuch The Pentateuch tells of Moses funeral That ho buried himself doubt That he resurrected himself doubt That he did both consider highly Improbable Mr Ryerson next visits the stars compares astral communication with telephone talk He discusses lininor lallljr as If he had been Inspired by the man In the moon lie closes by saying that ho proved his claim To me proving a miracle Is as hard as believing It Prover and believer are equally sane think the mentally sound not believe In resurrection be ninth It when J was a Presbyterian But Ivo recovered Why do folks want lo live forever The man who cant get enough of life tare must have a big petite for vitality When I was among the feebleminded shuddered at the thought of death That was hound for hell was with me a foregone con usiona conclusion shared very gen Brally among my acquaintances It was the only time Ive over been with the majority The horror of my boyhood will never he effaced from my mind Think of being a Presbyterian for this lire of going to hell for the next In those days unbaptlzod bibles went to hell They were sunup fry as It Aere Wo know nothing of tho future jant conceive of a life unless there be something to live It An angel as take H Is a winged soul a union of thatCfeathers and nothing I consider an ornithological Impossibility As to Mr Ryersons sixth souse consider It nonsense I dont question his Iij titltlou Intuition the polite sam for Instinct Instinct Is Inherited ex perience Like all theologians he thinks he Is Inspired because ho car alit ho knows what nobody knows dont blame him fur trying to explain It M ORIFH KIDDFR March CONDENSED MILK Or WORD1 PETER 22 Cornwallls Oregon Please find in closed fur the B n IiF H OVER LANDER Nnwton Kansas Enclosed for ISlado Am in sympathy with Ita thoughts F T JACOBS Goldthwaite TexlIJI am going to try to get a largo club for the Blade whet our time Is outV C CARSNVELL West Sutton Mass Enclosed to entend by subscription deducting for Wyscarvers address LUCY WATERS PHELPS TiUisvIlle Pa Enclosed for Wil sons and Mrs Closzs lerlweswineth- uem for missionary workJ L PEE BLES Cornish 1 TWill send the 100I oon Cannot get 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CommentI havent any photo but Mr Hughes must send you one of my pictures out of Behind the Bars and you can just write below it for my motto Rip em up the back Kltilders mug ought to go at the head of your Socialist list North Platte NobI am an old dier I read the B G through my neighbor I approve of the National Liberal Party Until something of that kind becomes a permanent organization hurfianlty can make no progress Every move that has been made for progress hasibeen betrayed by the pious element Ere alto ls a Christian This rtr11mLr15 t h+ miabrletocracy has got to be a consoL dation of all Liberals Independent of priests and professional politicians There are splendid things that appear In the Blade and brave and noble spirits contribute them LUCIEN TEBBINSWILSONS 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 perialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause df Anarchy are 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and been unable to proceed to the heavenly dove cote Your work would have been unnecessary In fact you might rest awhile now and watch the fight going on In the churl arena The papers are filled with reo ports of dissensions and disruptions In the churches When thieves fall out honest men get their due Here is Methodist church In Chicago trying to got under the wing of popery by having a vested choir and tho innovation Is calculated to make the members love each other intensely The newol feature Is apt to win however for one of Its supporters is F Swift of pact tug house notoriety who practical built and supports the church A Clinton Ills report states that out of nine churches in that vicinity only one has a regular minister and one of the nine a large Catholic structure is entirely abandoned Reminds one of the condition In England where an average of only fourteen people to each church attend morning services 1ft If lumlng your feathers thiakingyoua4ethoonly ponltentlnr ttl bird who has frightened Jesus fiock you are mistaken for the leaders of a Chicago Advent society have been rested seven times in four years for citing riots and flat fighting within their own ranks but It remains for the Northwest to furnish the innovation A Minnesota minister has been excoin munlcated because he was working for the Interests of a brewery company suppose he thought one good turn de served another and as the brewer doubtless paid his salary what else could he doi The notice says Mr Richter quoted freely from the scriptures to support his position He hal I appealed the case to the synod which l ought to exonerate him If the member are consistent Christians The Catholic priests as a rule do not fight with their constituents They allow the heads of families to expend their anger m beating their wives Ir this case the priests are fighting among themselves Father Crowley probably an honest man has been stripped of his petticoats because lie had imbibed the feminine characteristic of curiosity and wanted to investigate some of the mysteries of godliness He was pelled but as he would not stay away from church the Immaculate fraternity are trying to squelch him by not recog sizing his presence A dire punishment indeed Here Is another religionist who in tends to reform the world by Inducing young men to marryOf course If the young men get an idea to marry the girls will be doomed and if good Chris tian they will obediently submit He quotes as an Incentive Psalms Ii 1M4 can understand that had he record mended the reading of Solomons Songs tho young men might have been willing to become priests preachers or soldiers A Lutheran fanatic Rev L Hogs headways The Lutheran church Is the representative church of Christ That assertion will cause the members of other churches to say his name should be sheep head Another says We dont know too much I agree with him and go further They dont know enough Kentucky Christians dont seem to bo in immediate need of a wedding feast miracle as one man reports having bought 00000 barrels of whisky down there in three weeks Aside from tho slow evolution from godly supremacy In the church meu tality Nature Is doing her best to dem onstrate that churches are good places to stay away from aster Sundays report says A remarkable feature of the storm was tho number of churches struck by lightning or partly ished by wind In one church demolj persons were hurt by another as the preacher raised his hand to pronounce tho benediction lightningI struck thu spire and it tell another tbe blown In the minister burled beneath it anti will tile These convulsions of nature re nand ono of the time of the crucifixion as described by Mathew when the vnll of tho temple was rent In twain and tho saints came out of their graves and ap geared unto many In this case how ever the ones killed did not come to IThe Ethical teacher of Chicago who line written nIINew Catechism supple ments the Infidels work by telling how the churches can be saved He say The outlook for tho churches in Amer- Ica is certainly not growing brighter The church has lost tho sympathy of the Intellectual competent and is pelling every one who thinks lIo advises tho use of other bibles the continuance of congregational slnglni the elimination of fear reading from poets philosophers and scientists To dispense with baptism and communion rites and to discontinue tho Uunda school and evening service together with Sabbath observance and vision as well as replacing believe with prove all things and last Jut sot east he says Let us have a new clergy When these suggestions arc acted upon Infidels will all attend Yours for human advancement HAIUUET MOwfl1 From an Unknown Paper DOCKING HORSES TAILS Gov Beckham of Kentucky has vt toed the bill preventing the docking of horses tails on the ground that if the practice was a cruel one there were laws to prevent It He declared that as long as there was a demand for horses with docUei tails it would be supplied and the posed law would only result In send- Ing horses from Kentucly to be dock ed elsewhere and Injure and dives one of the largest industries of the of the members of the Soclet for the Prevention of Cruelty of mals sent a letter to the Governor prl or to his taking action giving a graph- Ic description of the process of nod Ing Docking is brutal Is exceeding painful though they tell you It tales only ten seconds to operate but no word of how It Is done by some operators nor of the hours of pain to fo low this is how it Is done SceueA well known sale stable In Shelbyvllle Ky Blue Grass Section- a sorrel mare was put In the docl Ing stall and secured her tall was measured nine Inches from its root the regulation lengththe hair trimmed away the bone corded thebole measuring two Inches through wa s then cut off with the shearfe simlla r to a dehorning Instrument land a rbd hot Iron Instantly applied to the bleed- Ing stump and eapplled to sear the mutilated parts until the bleeding stopped the 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