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fgrIADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Ro wells Newspaper Directory Bays + 6368 + + Average Weeekly Circulation + + for 190M + + BLUE GRASS BLADE + + Lexington Ky + + The leading weekly In the + r+ State Published in the heart + + of the Blue Grass Region Cir + + culates in every State In the + + Union and In some foreign + + countries + + Reaches a liberal class of + + buyers Advertising rates and + + sample copies on application + My terms are 1000 an inch a yea- r1tpaldln advance regardless ot the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES O MOORE STHE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain ree demoralizes those who make those who sell It and those who lilt It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm v of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor it demoralizes everybody that touches I- trI do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this liquid icrlme tiAll you have to do Is to think of the wcc upon either bank of this stream rlfdeathof the suicides of Insanity of the Ignorance of the little children tugging Ifthepoverty dresses of weeping and asking for bread of It has wrecked of rSihe millions who have struggled with c produced by this IVllllhthlng think of the Jails of of the prisons and of upon either bank Ido- et wonder that every thoughtful man iuBreJudiced against ths damned stuff alcohol ptMHl i INMBMEBi t i From Loxington Leader MOORE VS- CREHAN The Heathen Editor Takes His Turn In the Center of the Stage QUAKERACREMay In E M Dear SlrI reply to you seriatim anythingerly men were burned at the stake for atheism I am glad to see you regard it byChrIstianI am glad you intend to have a cheer ful friendly temper fii this matter but your closing sentence It requires no great mind to be an atheist spoken to me who have specially announced my self an atheist does not sound to me specially cheerful or frIendly II might cite the fact that nearly every negro is a Christian and say that I never heard of a negro that was an atheist and say It requires no great mind to be a Christian but it would have no bearing on the isssue between you and me You introduced this discussion and youstarted out to prove tome that there argumentsthattain your position that there Is a God and yet in your article In the LEADEIt of May 11 to which Iun replying you make no pretense of ah argument to prove that there Jga God jIfmysliJiigj real or alleged is un pleasant to you Ir beg your pajrflbn and will try to refrain from if orKatiJ ap pearance of it You mention six coIttpgtitIonnthat- you have readthat YQUt1tty Wer very ItQ Wei1whatot i2kf F il Hano th fa gotoprove rthat there Is fGodfJYou say to me jCan yu b akct l aGt rt k a q2 liy jfn7ith tjbut d uming that- ho rdq dot know tX could beat him and desire to do so You bald in your first paper and jreafX firmed it in your second that 1 was the greatest atheist that ever lived except Robert Owen iIf you will not consider it slang rbeg to suggest that possibly In the first place you were doing what Uncle Joe Mosby called talking in the plural tenses and possibly on matUrer thought you do not regard me as so great an atheist as you originally did You seem Inclined to champion the rauseoIOwenas a superior atheist You will see Iii aletter to me in my paper if you will read Ita1ast Issue and not one two and a half years old that suggested tp you this Blscusslon that an Infidel takes me upulte sharply for underrating Owen the writer says that he Was made nn1 ftdel by reading the Campbell and Owcjj debate So that apologize to you did to him and say that it has beerijprtyflve years IlneeI read that debate and I seem to have underestimated the force of Mr Owens position For thus having rected me you two gentlemen respec tively Christian and Infidel have my thanks You say you have not time to read much less to notice a certain quotation of mine and then you expend enough of your time to rewrite accu rately the whole of the quotation and have it all printed over again may be over inquisitive but may I ask what Is it that has so much more claim upon your Christian time than showing to the greatest living atheist that there Is a God Your allusion to patent exaggeration and downright falsehood In connection with my statjmtnts does not sound spe cially cheerful and friendly to ine but If you so regard It I will so accept it and I am willing to do almost thing to get your argument that there is a God But Professor If It Is not slang may I not suggest that you are burning daylight You want to know what Is the evi dence of sincerity I do not know and in all respect for you must say I do not care just now ore not discussing the evidence of sincerity but the evi dence of the existence of a God As an educator for niany years you must appreciate that fn all Investigation we must avoid side issues and stick abso lutely to the question immediately be fore us and that question In this case Is Is there a God You have the af firmative and you lose your contention unless you prove there is a God and yet up to and lucludlng this your third let ter you have not even claimed to offer an argument that there Is a God In your first letter you said I was the greatest atheist that ever lived except Robert Owen and you said I was ex cepting in oratory far superior to In gersoll and in your second letter you said you would say even more than that In my favor and you said much for me that sounded to me like patent exag geration though I would not add the words downright falsehood as you dtdabout me s Now in your third article you And never was there a more signal failure except Brother Moore But how can my rank as an atheIst have any bearing upon the existence of a God Put Owen add me together at the very pinnacle of fame as atheists or put me as a signal failure In that line and what has that to do with the exist ence of a God You see from the Intelligent letter to the IEADER from Mr D Webster Groh of Hagerstown Maryland that many people aWay off there even are watching with interest thIs dIscussion ysheOwen debate and that ours is mOre in teresting to him than theirs was My policy were I to descend to the trickery of theological logomachy would he to get you to fritter away your time and finally quit without your even hay Ing attempted to show that there is a God But that would not be dust to either of us to say nothing of the more thelpUblicin absolute puerility unless you make arguments to prove that there is a Gal and I attempt at least to answer them I am sir fraternally yours CHARLES MOORE THE VOLCANICDES- TRUCTION IN THE WEST DIES It seemed to be thought that thede struction of Herculaneum and Pompeii stood apart as a horror that would nev er again be paralleled in the worlds history but that seems to have been surpassed by the recent or current hors- EEorIn the West Indies s This fearfuF catastrophe almost evejythlng else has ire bearing iipp f religiondntthsrticd pt or dtltlcalI- tr alfGod caused It he ther purpme in doing so q d go f4t- I o elf sab uslcgou swedoaboulport just oter matters It is not reasonable to say that God did this and hada good aqa wise pur pose in so doing because nobody can see any such purpose It has made nobody any better or any happier and there Is no reason Why It should make people better or happier There was nothing in the calamity that went to encourage virtue or to re butte vice for there was no evidence tnat the cities destroyed were any worse than any other places and they have no special reputation for wickedness while pu1aItlonsThe calamity was not In any way the result of any wrong or negligence of the people who were destroyed The old and the young mate and male religious and irreligious were stroyed Indiscriminately The Christian religion teaches plain ly that prayers to God are answered dud yet while many people were kneeling and devoutly praying to God they were burled alive In hot ashes and burning are places In the world that are making themselves conspicuous by their opposition to the Christian reli gion great universities and learned pro fessors that are teaching the people that the Bible la not true and Infidel prop agandists that are devoting their lives to trying to crush out the Christian ligion Nothing specially unhappy seems to happen to any of these But here are these West India islands where the Catholic church prevails and where nearly everybody Is a worshipper ot God according to the Christian religion and yet God seems to luxuriate in de stroying them In the most horrible man ner and to laugh when their calamity cometh Certainly this all looks like God was rebuking Christianity and encouraging apologists may say that this Is all done that Infidels may be led to believe a lie and thus led to their own destruction but could Intelligent men say It would be good or even honest in God to do this Is not a man who will take pains to deceive his fellow men Into destruction a bad man And can that be good in God which Is bad in a man We read In the Bible about Sinai rocking and trembling and about awful lightning and thunders around Its peak and these facts are given In the Bible as evidence that God was in that thun der and lightning Does it not seem shore natural to suppose that Como of r t those men who wrote in the Bible had seen or hoird of a volcanic eruption on afvy stnill scale compared with what fiaaflateiy been in the West Indies and ttioilit it was an evidence that God had come down out pf heaven to the top of thaV mountain an idea that was mythologytfthe true and Infidelity pa without any foundation hOTTldotu tit happen that Infidels are convmuaUs finding new arguments to supportelr contentions while the anyWInant or editor In world take this dire ca lam y thiit has befallen these unhappy West Indlins to show that the Chrls tiarTrellglJn true Sr 4 JEFFERSONS BIBLE t 5ngresJ has voted an appropriation forJhe printing of 6000 copies of Jef fersons B ble The manuscript of this Bible is tow In the Smithsonian In stltufe Icit the character of Christ is represented as purely human and only uch parts as treat of the human side jhfs life are Inserted tnlraculous the vulgar and the incredible are thrown out Jefferson was a Deist In the fullest and pest sense For the natural man nhrJc t hftktiaif great admiration For the 3apematuralChrist he had supreme UiegOOilllman mpumebanklsin with whIch the church has degraded him Representatives and ta lrsaretreceiving scores of letters froni preachers from all over the eountnd protesting against the printing dr h Jefersdit Bible The zlinetbat the people will to l fit tnddeureti ortaland ct b thatgr en Yefferson lauit that thes6 illberc- ted b Iitli jr feachii t they t Coyagressto rector othebrXlVf goupthe flue rv djades will wince whe H thus becomes generally known that Ijje eatWrjtel of the Declaration was ai rael and that they drInk- fromthQfoun11l1no Liberty first made sacredsiby Tnti l lips J B W 0ARCH lHHtOP CORgiGAMS LAST oR si Thelast word ofthedying Infidel IngersolLTtaa etter The last words of the dying Christian Talmage were Of course I know you Maud The last words of the late dying Archbishop Corrlgan were I am very sick When Iwasa boy it was common for preachers to recite a long list of the dying words of famous Infidels who were dying with a foretaste of hell in their mouths and by the eye of faith smelling meat frying at the devil The preachers of that day also had a long list the dying words of dis tinguished Christians These words al ways alluded to a large and very hand some assortment of crowns and harps and palms and WIngs and golden slip pers that therwaIting for them In Is very imperious and things change In religion as in dress In these days there seenia to be no material dif ference between the dying words of an archInfidel and an archbishop CHARACTER OF THE I have been connected with Journal ism more or less for nearly 40 years and have seen a thousand different newspapers tfnd I never saw one that has such a variety pf wit and wisdom and goog morals as the Blue Grass Blade The written for thebyWihlam Blade Qulngley of McGre gor Iowa fa a literary gem that deserves to bread by 100000 people The BluerGrass Blade is today tho and most valuable newspaper published in the world By rights It ought to have 100000 readers Get them for me and I will wipe Christianity the curse of the age off the map of the United States Social Contract Or Principles ot Political Law Also A for a Perpetual Peace J J RpUBSoau Ono volume wit- hporlraltaper60 cents extra vel lum cloth 15 cents f qT- J AT LAST ROME HAS WON And the American Government Has Drifted From Its Moorings A short time ago the Associated Press dispatches stated that the last prayer and wish of the Pope waS that open diplomatic relations with the United States might be establish ed before he died and direct public negotatlons take place Instead of the Secret Embassies which are now sent to him Ahha they have been dealing secretly wth him tight along have now they have come right out in the open and Gov Taft is to be sent as an Embassador to the Pope to settle the financial deal the government has on hand with the Friars who have robbed the Filllplnos of their best lands The government at Washington hereby recognizes that the Catholic Church is a government within our government that the Pope Is a power independent of all powers- It also in effect confesses that it Is not capable of settling its territorial difficulties with the friars themselves whoare now our subjects but that it has to go to Rome for negotiationsa One trip to Rome will lead to an other and Rome will soon be making trips here not In secret as here tofore but the same as any other Em bassador ihe following clipping from Sun n = svii7t parttlctttars In detail d U naif npr Taft of the Phillippine Commfesloni will bear to Rome a per of ponal letter front the President of the United fetates to the Pope accredit ing him ps the special envoy to settle the differences with the PhllHpplne friars a also has a letter from retary Rbot to Cardinal Rampoli the Secretary of Stl1teat the Vatican Governor Taft anal Ills suit will be received in Rome with all the honor usually paid to an Embassador The foregoing information as to the exact status of Governor Taft and the members of his suite comes from a Catholic who is thoroughly conversant with what Archbishop Ireland has been attempting to do and with the results The disinclination of Governor Taft to accept this mission as told in these dispatches yesterday was at first shared by the Secretary of War who was profoundly Impressed with the Importance In many ways of giving Governor Taft a letter ac crediting him to the Vatican This Is an entirely new step In negotiationsl on the part of the United the Secretary was fully aware that the mission would not be agreeably received In many quarters For weeks and weeks the ablest friends of Archbishop Ireland veIbeen patiently presenting their case at the White House and at the ojgee of the Secretary of War That they have been able to win in their nero tiations Is shown by the announcement which they are able to make and which they claim is tho conclu sion of the matter for the time being so far as Washington is concerned Archbishop Ireland would not take No for an anwser He flatly pre sented the claims which he had upon the present Government at WashIng- ton and his friends did not hesltata to say that he had been grievously not made commiSSIonIerSt won day for the first time sees the American Government negotiating directly with the Vatican It Is the hope of many Catholics that the negotiations will result so fa vorably and be accomplished so quick ly that the United States will eel dis posed to keep a representative at the Vatican to look after the many mat ters which are constantly requiring attention This is an old subject often pressed to American attention rernorTattlcanYou will all that Ireland l 1 making trips to the White House again pathhotthebeginningHe had gotten all out of McKlnley ha could get McKinley had gotten the Catholic vote twice and didnt need It any more and when at last he was inde pendent of it he began to assert his mpnhood and ceased being the catspawGof the Catholic Church and to make an honorable record for him self rifriTHAT CHANGE OF BASE COST HIM 4 t HIS LIFE The Anarchists had nothing to do 3r frwasatheist He was just what he was reared and educated to be and just what he died It would be a queer atheist who would call for a priest the very first j ittprisonNow look and behold you how Roose velt Is playing for the Catholic vote Look how Catholics are turning to the t junderhlmrJlivefor Ireland is again on the path to the t White House In this establishing diplomatic rela qjflions with Rome this government has r Jb11t i above everything else sought to avotdi jThe most vital principle of Republl 7 1itlcan government must be overthrown that Roosevelt may perpetuate himselfS fin office by gaining the Catholic vote tRoosevelt is making history for himself He jeapordlzes the life of thIs republic vyin sending official representatives to the wt 3crowning of Kings and to the King over ll Kings the Pope of Rome thus dig J allying the imperil senlimentand deifyring the to the throne of God It is evident that he Is playing in the hands of the money power and the Catholic power Governor Taft will be remembered In history ps t1rif accredited enibas hippy vf tl talshtIbrTS eti totted him on this commission to get him Ouf the Way He ought to die a political psrtriotismthrowing of a principle so vital to the life of Republican government Oh for a President with a back bone r r and a conscience J B WILSON 1 TWO HONEST CHRISTIANS In Lexington Dr L Coleman and f President Barton Warren StoneAAlexander Campbell Hager man It is so rare that I catch a Christian doing anything honest that I hasten to a report the first case of the kind that I j have heard of In years The same Christian gang that was i lately busted up from robbing the pub i si ie in Investment companies led by a 1 Campbelllte preacher named Baker arefnow robbing the public by the kind of an oil scheme In Kentucky that was started in Texas One of the employed liars to boomtrt a jfbusiness reported that Dr Coleman Ptnand president Hagerraan both Camp bcllltes had struck an oil well that yielded 100 barrels a dayJColeman and Hagermanlatter nam ed for my grandfather and old Bishop Alexander CampbellprInted a card in a Lexington paper In which they said the report was untrue that their well yielded only one barrel a day So much for the Influence of the Bluer Grass BladeColeman give it Its the first time in all my years experience In Lexington journalism that ever knew of a Christian telling the truth when he could Just ao easily tell a iFirst t thing you know those two menj will turn Infidels When men get to telllnj the truth they will lose their re llRion RELIGIOUS At Qresnam Nebraska Mre A A Hawley eloped with George Mauer leaving her husband and children The account saystMrs Hawley Is the mother of two children She comES of a very repu table family For years she has been a respected member of tha Metfiodlst church Mauer is an ld rin the Presbyterian church itt whist organ zation lie was looked up to ras Vleader HI Jf T- TjIt c r BLUE GRASS BLADE JMHowDIDTHE INFIDEL SLI PIN The appointment by Presldem t Roosevelt of Eugene Ware of Kansas as Pension Commissioner Is a matter f of Interest to all Infidels The President must have known of Wares infidelity as time and agaIn he has been knocked out of office In r Kansas on account of it Tho Washerwomans Song cost Mr Ware the nomination for Congress when a nomination was equivalent to r an election Had he been nomInated r and elected there Is scarcely a doub that he would have been selected to succeed Senator Plumb or nominate by the caucus that made Luciai Baker a United States Senator Thirteen years ago Mr Ware was a candidate for the CongressIonal nomination against Farmer E H Funston He had enough delegate to nominate him but when the con vention was held a large delegation arrived In charge of a preacher named McDermot The member of this delegation were his friends and could have nominated him intt the preacherand that was the preachers day In Kansas Republican politics hypnotized them to follov him m the convention Shortly before the convention me Mr Ware heard that the Rev Mr McDermot was unfriendly to him and he Immediately went to his roon to Inquire the reason why You know why Gene said the preacher The why of it is that yon have writ too much Infidel poetry preacher then called his atten tlon to theoffenslve lines in TheWash envomans Song worked himself Into a great rage and almost drove the ge nial poet from his room In the convention the Rev Mr McDermot threw his Influence tc Funston who never had written etry or had any inclination to do blamerayj his happy muse for his defeat We give below this poem in full THE WASHERWOMANS SONG In a very humble cot In a rather quiet spot sudsaUll In the soap 1Worked a woman full of hope Working singing alt alone rr In a sort of undertone With the Savior for a friend He will keep me to the end Sometimes happening along gjjjjul1 heard the semi aong c fee used Ito sm n tit u regard to what heard I As she sang about her friend Who would keep her to the end Not In sorrow nor In glee Working all day long was she As her children three or four Played around heron the floor tt But In monotones the song She was humming all day long With the Savior for a friend IHe will keep me to the end f Its a song I do not sing fiFor I scarce believe a thing Of the stories that are told Of the miracles of old But I know that her belief Is the anodyne of grief And will always be a friend Who will keep her to the end Just a trifle lonesome she Just as poor as poor can be But her spirits always rose Like the bubbles In the clothes And though widowed and alone Cheered her with the monotone Of a Savior and a friend Who would keep her to the end I have seen her rub and scrub On the washboard in the tub While the baby sopped in suds Rolled and tumbled In the duds Or was paddling in the pools With old scissors stuck In spools She still humming of her friend Who would keep her to the end Human hopes and human creeds Have their root In human needs And I should not wish to strip From that washerwomans lip Any song that she can sing Any hope that songs can bring For the woman has a friend Who will keep her to the end TIle above poem cannot fall to Inter est readers of the Blade But It is of still more interest why Roosevelt made this appointment Since Wares name has been sent to the Senate for confir unction his scepticism has been well aired In the dally press Roosevelt must have known it when making the selection and now the question arises was It a fine bit of di plomacy or not Did he want to placate the Infidels of the country for his lying malicious at tack on Paine Ho has had hundreds of letters and printed articles fired at him expressing contempt of his unmanly ungrateful attack on Paine If it hadnt been for Tom Paine it is very probable there would never have been a United States of America for hint to represent as President Paine had more brains In a minute that Roosevelt will have if he lives to be one hundred years old He did more for this nation and humanity than Roosevelt would be capable of doing he lived a thousand years Therefore the little low vile attack t tf ti if he made on Paine is unpardonable un less he comes out openly acknowledg ing his mistake as he openly published it suspect this appointment of Wares was made with the object In view to ameliorate thE indignation of the many thousands whom he has offended his narrow malicious attack on But this will not offset PaIneI Liberals will not nibble at dice bait Let him come out like a man moral courage and admit his mistake If he dont ho wont win the sUI1PortI ho is fishing for Until he every Liberal In the country shoul keep this matter alive and fight him to the hitter end He Is not fit to represent this coon try and stand In the proud place o President when helms traduced ligned and misrepresented the man who marIe his office possible His offense Is still more belittling because it was done to curry favo with many who would destroy republicanism in the world if they could am sick and disgusted with the swell dom of people high in office What are any of them from the President dow- Lut clerksservants of the people Theres not a Senator or member o Congress so great and big but his plan may be as ably filled by thousands men tramping between cornrows o hammering steel In the grime of fac tories and the chances are that the would be filled far more honestly The Barons and Dukes of Europe ar not half as stuck up and important as ire many of our Senators and othe representatives We hear much tall of the government at Washington There is no government at Washington The people are the government There Is only an administration at Washington comprised of representatives of the government or the people and a damned had lot some of them are For pride Importance knavery aiu selfexaltation some of them outrank the royal debauchees of Europe Thej are getting too infernally arrogant for a republic and they will have to be set down upon before long The country li drifting toward imperialism rapidly The people are not in it What does anything they say amount to Point to one Instance in which any attention whatever is paid to them The money barons and title worshippers Just let them hark and pay no attention what ever to their bowbows Just lately the President called down General Funston for making addresses on the conditions in the Philippines He specially reprimanded Funston for daring to criticise a United States Senator The Senator referred to neat Mr Hoar of Massachusetts NowIf that isnt after the style and manner of Emperor William what would you call General Funston is a military man and it is a military rule and a necessary one I believe that a subordinate of ficer shall not publicly criticise his su perior officer But Ills a new departure that a General of the army dare not criticise United States Senator who is not a military official Getting more and more like Europe Jill the time yhPjsaJIaltRdStateE lyeuatorthat he is infallible and theldjacred from free speech he Is on of a TLAthe lickspittle and sycophancy American character Ive loOedIii every paper that came Into mt hands to see If some editor had the pljck and nerve and American manhoo to buke the insolence of RoosevelMn pub holy reprimanding Funston or his very mild criticism of Senator Hoar but notone word have I sees + I have had a good opinion of Fu ton until now But to hell with a man who would take a rebuke like that by tele graph too and not talk back even to the President who Is where he Is hanks to an assassins bullet If a Senator dare not be criticised neither should a Justice of JJioBeac nor any elector of the people They are all servants alikethat is If we are a republic as we suppose we are How different from Funston was General Sherman whom Stanton had abused and called crazy and hounded in many ways When peace at last came and the President and Cabinet and great Gen erals of the war stood on a platform In Washington watching the great re view of a 100000 veterans pass Stanton approached Sherman with extended hand but Sherman drew aside and haughtily said am not used to shaking hands with clerks Here was a General of the army fusing to take the hand of Its head the great war Secretary But when Funston only went as far as to say of a United States Senator Hes old and dont know what he talking about he takes a telegraphic repri mand from the President like allttle whipped Jog I have not yet concluded which one of the two acted most temptibly and unamerlcan There are some principles which arise above petty officialdom and one Is the right of free speech Let me have been in Funstons place and would have made this principle so dodblasted plain that Roosevelt would have stop lied to consider a little before he called me down the second time And wouldnt have lost my official head either But I started to talk about Wares appointment I cannot think that Roosevelt would talk about one In fidel as he has and then appoint Ware at this time without having a certain object In view So far as I am concerned I am against him forever lastingly until he shows himself more an American than lie is He is the first man ever to send slflclal representatives to the crowning of monarchs and openly to establish official dealings with the Pope He has here entered two wedges which may split this government in twain or eventually lead it to domestic carnage Ho is more dangerous in my opinion han a million Anarchists Anarchists at best can never accomplish more than a local scrimmage but Roosevelt Is establishing precedents that I fear nay lead to the downfall and ruin of this blessed nation and those glor upolIImely rested J B WILSON JL D ill THAT CINCINI NATI CONVENTION From the Searchlight nclhave to say anything regarding Liberal convention that was held at Cincinnati during the month of Jai tiary and that resolved Itself Into a Ipolitical organization as the National Liberal Party There Is probably not a precinct In the United States whore the Liberal as a political party could elect a stable while on the other hand Chris tians were they to organize soul elect many officers and as between a Christian and a Liberal party they could fill every office from constable up to president Therefore Thall- been hoping until Christianity shouli go Into politics Liberalism would main out- I will probably be told that the Nine Demands of Liberalism are poll tend which is true but they do not comprise all that Liberalism stand for and until we are confronted with a Christian political party It will hE folly to resolve ourselves Into a Lib eral political party Liberals do things now and then that they condemn others for doing Long and loud has been our protest against the National Reform Associa tion whose object is to put God am Christ Into the national constitution still even that has never gone squan Into the arena of practical politics nor has it the support of more that a handful of Christians lOne of our demands is that church property should be taxed yet strange to say some time ago the promoters of the Liberal nUiverslty at Sllverton Oregon sought to have their property exempted from taxation by the Legis lature of that state and I wasmucli berated by them for protesting against their action About seventeen years ago some Liberals in the state of Missouri con eluded to have a Liberal townalbelt nobody had every heard of a Methodist a Baptist ora Presybterlan town It was to be a town without a church A site was agreed upon lots laid off and sold upon condition that they could not be used for church purposes a plot was set apart on which to build a college and the town was named Liberal Allwent well for a while the movement was wide ly advertised Liberals flqj hand built homes some wer erected 1fthe college grounds aid the is fiou of tr mpljl Wi le11e 1uniye s a paper wafc rarted named rhea l oral and so there was np end to pfLfbfI al ant Pulpit the tiles of which will show that I questioned the propriety of such a movement just ns Tam now questioning that of this CM cln natl movement and time klas notJong in justifying the caution Ive ured to administer Liberal be a veritable Mecca for wild schefclng noisy cranks It turned out thatnear ly every one of them went therfl with an original Idea as to show the town should be conducted and he was willing that It should be conducted according to any other Of course that sort of stubbornness could not long continue wlthiut creating dissension Quarrels broke out and once started they grew into feuds every body got mad many moved away the paper went down the university was turned into a church and I dont think there has been a Liberal society there in ten years One trouble about these Liberal con ventions and the one which more than any other has discredited them with the public is the danger that they will be overrun with an Impractical class of zealots men and women whose heads are full of wheels pet hobbles and schemes for creating eldorados and bringing about millenlums Until such people captured them Liberal conven tions were well attended I have under stood from men like H L Green J K Remsburg BF Underwood stud others that during the first few years of the old National Liberal League its con gresses were great occasions It Is not the case now with our American lar Union and Freethought Federation congresses In former times Liberalism had the support of many able men and women who seem to have lost Interest In it of late Now as to the Cincinnati convention I understand from all sources that there were very few In attendance from out side of the city Dr J B Wilson one of Its chief promoters has estimated these at about fifty As to what pro portion of them were of the visionary class I cannot say I know that among them were some wiser heads than mine men and women of undoubted ability and high character nevertheless their action would Indicate the prevalence of more impulsive enthusiasm than practical common sense The idea that a mere handful of Liberals might launch forth a political party capable of mak- Ing all the old parties take to the woods it once and of electing a President within a few years Is so extremely vln onary that I cannot believe it had the hearty sanction of all who attended that convention We have a striking instance of mis platornrof Frethougbt publications ehaH 11i nut he elllglble to the office of secretor or any of the offices comprising the ex ccutlve board I do not suppose our cd Itors and publishers will lose any sloe over this discrimination against them though It mUst have surprised them to tome extent I was not expecting that It Would be left for the Liberals fire of all people to organize a party that ostracises its own editors and publish ers But for the editors and publisher of Freethought literature out of while few of them if any have made anr money there would have been no Lib erallsm to speak of and now they ar denied equal rights with others In the only Liberal party there Is I thlnl Liberalism owes more to Its publisher than it does to Its organizers It can accomplish more through the press than It can through organization am at less cost- Liberals are too Individualistic to or ganlze besides there Is no real need for organization If we were oppressei or unjustly treated by the Government organization might be resorted to as means of protecting ourselves but hap plly we ned no such protection So for as the Government Is concerned we areas free as other people ore There arc some lingering inequalities to which w object and which are covered by our Nine Demands but even they arc not oppressive We have freedom of thought free speech mid the same rIght of petition that other people have Lib erallsm cannot be confined with in tlic limits of an organization a mere sect or party Like the atmosphere it ox ists everywhere There are good and true Liberals In the churches Liberal ism Is one with social and Intellectual evolution It is one with human pro grass and improvement No power can stop its onward movement Comment J D Shaw of the light is a Vice President of the Amer lean Secular Union an Infidel organ tzatlon of mismanagement of whIch caused the organization of the National Liberal party Much of the ahoy sounds like a mugwump Christian- I was at that congress and Editor Shaw was a thousand miles from it I am as competent to Judge of Its merit and demerits as Editor Shaw Is If he had been there but he being a thou miles away and I being there I am 0 thousand times as competent to judge of it as he Is and I repudiate the Itorlal of Editor Shaw He has made his bed with the S U and so let him lieThe paragraph beginning with tin words The Idea that a mere handful Is scurrilous None of us had any such Idea We expected to do justas we are successfully doing start a smnl organization and let it grow on Its meritsI have lifted Jumbo when he was horn The striking instance of allegei misguided zeal that made editors and owners inelllgible to the office or secretary or any office of the executive board Ispf the various Instances In which in this matter Editor Shaw Is not posted- I was on the committee that made tlle- plaUormand I was the author of thai plante in It autl I put It there ecausQ influence of A S U for any good had been destroyedbjthe factthatEd Jiir was board anil v n tad old As it Is now I do not get even a post age stamp from the National Liberal party andeanadvocate Its claims with out being suspected of ny mercenary motive We need an organization and press too It Is not true that so far as the Gov ernment is concerned eve are ns free as other This may be true of In fidels who are short on sand in their craws hut this GoVernment Gent me to Infidelly sent Dr Hammer to the penitentiary because he Is an Infidel If Editor Shaw wants a cinch on the patronage of the A S U he may work for it In any honorable way but he must not underrate the N L Py BLIND OLD BROTHER Tried to do Without the Blade Couldnt Come It Clanton Ala May 1902 Moore Hughes Lexington ICy Dear Slrs1 wrote you a short while ago that my eyesight had failed that I could neither read nor write and on that account I directed you for the remainder of my subscription year to send my paper the Blue Grass Blade to Mr Martha Lilly Salem Alabama I wish you to continue to do so but I cannot do without the Blade myself so have secured some one to read It to me and I enclose you 100 for sub scriptldn for 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that may be selected by the part getting 5 new subscribers and he shall have one of these books for each that ho may get The copies of Behind tho Bars 498 that will be given are all neatly bound with gilt title and a flno plctun of Editor Moore This book belongs equally to Mr Hughes and myself We sold It at 1B a copy until all expenses of Its pivbllca tlon were paid and about 10000 over and then we reduced the price to Tho price of Dr Groans Physician In tho House Is 275 Dr Greer Iso frfend of the Blade and his office seems to indicate that he a rich man Mt Hughes has lately visited Dr Greers office and says he It away up In Dr Greer has promised to supply as many of this book as we want at a mere nominal price As Its name gests It is intended to take the place of a physician to a great extent by in structing persons about symptoms of diseases and their treatments The book has 1000 pages and is so heavy that in all case where we can we will send it prepaid In all Instances sent at 50 cents each either one of thes beooks will be sent that may be cboSen by the Harty sending thu subscribers EOIID1 Offers to Entertain Booker T Wash Ington at Quakeracre ALL ABOUT boG FENNELL Quakeracre May ElI 302 Editor Lexington LEADER Whll turn riot so well fixed to entertain Hop Booker T Washington who la to be h Lexington June as many more fa gored with the good things of life I would be exceedingly proud lodo an during some part of his stay here and hereby make the announcement to the committee that will have his entertainment in charge I would not care to enfertaln the Ger man Prince over whom our snobocracj lately went daft but I regard Booker T Washington aa one of the greatest and grandest of living characters much greater than his namesake George of little hatchet fame who could not tell a lie simply because his dady caught him with the hatchet in his hand and the chips on his breeches and literally had the dead wood on him- I do not believe that Booker T Wash ington is the kind of a man to be en tertained with Jack rabbits and race horses the regular program l of enter taining visitors to our State I believe that while the menu of Quakeracre might not bo so commo faut us that of some of the multimillionaires or airs nilnua the millionsthat surround me could entertain him by tolling him of the strange folklore of Dog Fennel my recitation of which to James Lane Allen contributed AmerlIcanWashington It will also appear In my own paperI sir yours fraternally CHARLES MOORE WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson which are now published In pamplets Is the Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind and Im porlallstlc Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the 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 were snapped up In orders of tens twentys and hun dreds We can offer our readers no better propogandlc literature the ono theologlc and 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killed 12000 of n dianapplis Ind Enclosed find clip yonTyfW gerald GaOver in Hebron 9 they h lan election in which tense and no license question was 38uo The election being a tie the lion was made by casting lots and Icense candidate won From this ppcors that 4GodlJ Is infaVor of sky or else the devil manages the- Irs of this world and God is a back herH WETTSTEIN jminent The Bible Qld and New- taments recognizes the casting of as a means or finding out the will of and even one of the apostles was ted by pasting lots Acts 12G The ole Bible is for liquor drinking and only inconsistency in the brethren Hebron is that did not dojcidft whisky jvlthgutfectirnfawa7 their liquorilineighcsa jollyhtttoget drunk and no Infidel ould ever taste liquor or tobacco Vbilene Texas Do not stop the Blade lithe following names f as 1i act to renew the whole club that I you a year ago I will be in with a in a short time so let her como tie devil isdeadJ B CLACK ew Sharon Iowa I send ten cents the Virgin 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kind of a er I would like to subscribe d today ho sends the with tho re Best that ho be supplied Tomorrow is 70th birthday but I feel that I am arer not having been well for a days Regards to M from Irs Wetmoro andS W WETMORB Vhlte Hall Wifl Enclosed you ould find on my subscription for linotype Hope you will get the iohlne at workat once Trust Charlie fools bettor now as he is sure of the lln otypeB V WIN- OMinnIwroto you to call on me when you wanted that for the linotype but wife and I are going to Dubuque Iowa and you might write while we are away and got no answer so I solid you in a post office order right off before we leave I hope you will be successful in getting the lino type It will be such a pleasure to so manyJ W Kosse TexasEnclosed one for my duos td National Liberal Party one for Behind the Bars and one for the linotype If you get enough to improve the Blade it will help us all After get my crop off hands I will gel you up a clulID W ALLEN Riohlond Wis Enclosed ten cents for sample copies of Blade I want to use them to get up a club Tho last three issues are the best I havo over road Wilson an Talmagels fine also Editor Moores reply to Prof Grohan That of Harriet M Closz Mrs Jose phine Henry and a dozen others are all good 8 CASEY Skngway Alaska Some time since I saw in the press that a Freethought hall had been turned into a Blblo house I have now seen at Junoan Alaska a church turned Into a brewery I en close you a newspaper clipping giving a picture of it There is a cross on top of it that has been omitted In the pic turoJ 8 ODEOARD SWEET WILLIAMS Cincinnati May 1802 Charles OMoore Dear Sir Enclosed find check for to help get that linotype and the 100000 Blade subscribers Have mailed you a copy of Wonder of Wonders Sold 1500000 when it was less than half the size have started in under a new nameRespectfully T J WYSCARVEH CODIDIENTThe book like the writing of EplctqtUB instructs us about good ma 9rs and how to hayo good health and gfvesuevaluable Instruction about marriage and dress apd diet and is Specially valuable as mpdred with the writings of ancient philosophers and says In that the matters discussed all pertain to society and citizenship as they exist at this day It Is a book the careful and honest reading of which will make even well bred people wiser and better and hap pier Many probably most of the things discussed arein a very brusque style but that does otmake them any less true and gives rycj a chance to get the kernel of itin a few words My wife has read itfend commends andjin jny short re ing ot It Xflnjl many things that show ne my faults andmaklme feel that I ought to avoid them Address T J NysearverAnthorr- and Publlshot Cincinnati SENDSAV FOR ffTHE LltiftVPE lr pr rotifer Moore mandhaveof Olives took me clear off my base and your answer to A Christian is grandyou peg it to him heap it is a scorcher lam a great Infldol and I am proud to own it I have three sons They are freethinkers also I am too busy to be of much use to my friends I will send you 5 to help yOu onthe linotype I guess that is the way you spell it I would like to have you send this weeks Issue to some of my friends I will send you some names Some of my friends burn your paper when I send It to them but that dont make any difference to mo Mrs Hen rys article is flue I closo with greatest respect Yours respectfully EITHER A VAN BIPEII M D PUTS HIMSELF ON RECORD Duncan Indian Ter April 7 1902 Editor Moore In the B B Issue of April ye editor salth If a man is an Infidel and expects to appeal to Infidels when he gets into trouble he ought some how to have himself on record as an Infidel am In no trouble whatever that ask assistance but want In every pos sible manner to advertise myself as an only trouble I ever had was be cause I was an Infidel I was working on a farm for an old Baptist brother who prayed on his plateswhen com pany was present only The first Sunday I did not go to church with them After the first week worked They excused me The next Sunday came and no go Then they wanted to know what church doctrine I advocated told them was an Infidel The good old woman years old then began to present her best argument slander I stood her the second tlmo The third time came last night then stepped down and out The Lord has blessed him with acres of cuckold burs and ho cant get a hand But I have got my rep up and can get an other job all o kt A little while ago I did think that possibly In the Immensity of space there was a God but after this and va rious other experiences and a close stu dy of matter I know and do not hesitate to say that It Is just as foolish to admit the existence of a God as to ad mit that Christ arose bodily from the l grave or that he made pure claret wine of spring waterIt Is Just as much an Impossibility A year and a half ago I had never heard of you and the B G B My fa ther subscribed for it and I have read Itconstantly since then and we have Behind the Bars 31498 will get you all tho subscribers I can not only for your benefit but for the cause of Infidelity There are some good atheists here but we are surrounded by Christians who are being thinned out each session of the Federal Court Such rascals and thieves among Christians make Infidels and I am delighted In sticking my name to what I have to say on this sub jectLet men know who am and what I am Yours In earnestT DONAHO CommentSend that old Baptist ter a copy of this 90 YEARS OLDl Writes Without the Aid of Specks and is Older than I Am Harbour Ark May apiV Mr Moore Dear Friend I wish I could send you some money for your linotype but I can only sltln a chair and read all day Cant make ono step without a stick and haves not done a days work in throe years r am 90 years old and lam younger than you are I write this without ng my specks Upward of years ago Brother r was a sub to the Tibetan Investigator when Beaver and Mondum were at the helm In my father was a subscriber to The Correspondent published by George Houston Now York When Bennett started his little seven by nine sheet he sent me first copy I s4nt him cents and was a constant sub uptotbe time Eugene Macdonald did so bad You named in the last Blade a lot of prominent atheists bnfieft out Charles Bradisugh fold England It took the wholo house of Commons to dm him out and had he given one word to his crowd would have thrown the whoieibt into the streets I amt like you tearless it east I wlshi Ii could shake hands with you Perhaps I dont know but when all my sons 9toJf me thoro Is ngGod1 am Just as wolfsatlstled as if did know and auij vllng to abide the consequences In1801 my father landed in Baltimore fiom gland Hin Moll dr andhe joined t xGndthought a chuteh mom r a Bible He readltand laldifji8ldoVnd In al4ottrle kecaJJ1etl iho P0 4Inalit m the caliei Harmon had J IJ led and li iilp rt Dale wetll1le to nojvS r I cannot say itmItively- but rethink the old genUemai was an athelst IHa was on hlsway to Europe- It wat nniitrrnlrr nfiiiiMi r at I r nccs Wright came to Baltimoreto- deliver ttiree lectures tri d thetheater for her to lecturejjfbutits owners w6uld not rent lt fbt such a purpose Sho remained ana ers ten days and the house was thrqngedwith comers and goers all the time She was very handsome and years old At that time she was said lobe one of the most Intellectual women that had ever lived She came Into the sit ting room ono morning and addressing my father said Doctor I must toll you what a compliment Thomas JiJHorson paid me He said 1 have a small vol ume in my library and I prize It above all of them I asked him how I could procure it and what was the ii tie oUt He said A Few Days In Athens and she fairly blushed while silo told It She remained ton days at Montecollo In September R D Owen and Fran ces Wright left Baltimore and wont to New York They published the Free Inquirer a very ably conducted paper but it fell through for want of patron ageiSh6 was born in Scotlandand was seven years old when her father died She was too young to know what her fathers religious notions were and after she was grown she came across somo of his old papers and found that he wa an atheist and told my fathershewas very proud to find out that he was She mar ried a Frenchman named d ADi mont a prandecmp She fell on the ice in Cincinnati and broke her logand died from it JOUN HHASCAM WILL GO TO HIMf Alice 3meelf He Neveri Pays For It Tell City Ala April Blue Grass Blade Dear Sir Something over a year ago yoii began sending tho BCSSflB to my address I do not know wib thorizer it for until I received the first copy I had never heard of it It came every week About one year ago I sent 100 to pay for back numbers If the party Ing my name to you had not already paid for Itbut in that event toextend it until the dollar was used up expect ing to renew when that time arrived At this point the writer telb a sad story of misfortunes from failure of crops and from destruction of his prop erty by forest fires and by lost from having gone security Editor Mqore I am out of money and also out of supplies except as I can buy credit of my next crop Now this Is why task you to discontinue the Blade atftlie date T f r r iSflr RIPANS q1k ji The simplest remedy for indigestion constipation biliousness and J the many ailments arising from a disordered stomach liver or bowels Is RIPANS TABULES They have accomplished wonders and their timely aid removes the necessity of calling a physician for the many little ills that besot mankind They go straight to tho seat of the trouble relieve tho distress cleanse and cure the affected parts and give the system a general toning up AT Jf o UGG SnjJS I The fivecont packet is enough for an ordinary occasion The family bottle sixty cents contains a supply for a year to which I have paid for It If I had the money I would never allow It tb fall to make Its weekly visits aa think It Is the ablest edited paper In existence since Victoria Woodhull went out of the newspaper 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stolid sleepyeyed looking Thof W cHfs with the thicl4Jlipa and fJaw thatt gest thalheiv aua Georgia camp meeting His wail begins thusly The refusal of preachers licenses for three candidates for tho ministry by the New York and Elizabeth N J Pres byteries because these candidates on first examination declared that they held the story of Adam and Eve as given In Genesis to be a mere allegory has sprung an animated discussion in the newspapers Although by some sort of concession or compromise the case was somewhat relieved subseauently the controversy goes on And It Is well It should until tome things are made Is quite time disguised Infidelity were forbidden standing room In orthodox pulpits and the pretences of faith ender which It masquerades were ex posed Open Infidelity the church can meet and master as It has often done hut tho praying and preaching sort Is perilous In the last degree Were forbidden Is his grammar His wnll endeth thusly It Is to be hoped that the churches in the South at least will not license men to carry oft surreptitiously the faith of the people We want none ol this antiChristian allegorizing That means that these Northern Methodists who some years ago took up that delusion that slavery was wrong may all go to the devil so far as he Is concerned but he wants the South to keep the true faith and all go to heaven In a solid mass The Bishop probably dont know about J Shaw of The Searchlight in Texas Charles Neal a traveling preacher dug his way out of the Flemlngsburg Jail He was under a sentance of one year in the penitentiary for stealing a suit of clothes The Rev Charles ought to change his occupation Geargetown Time The poor preacher who only steals a suit of clothes is a good honest citizen compared with the tony preachers all over the country who by telling lies not a word of which they believe themselves about their religion rob the public of millions of dollars annually that they may live in idleness and luxury Stick to your job 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covered or Included by within or with the two words Operator and Opportunity In the great play of the life drama ot each person there exists or rests a liability or duty No person living can avoid this liability and duty They Ist and are one of In and with each son Just to the propo tlon of the Intelli gence and leisure of each and life will be enjoyed or be and become a torture In the same ratio that these laws of life ire obeyed or violated There Is a pleasure to the mind or reasoning faculty of each person for having met and performed the duties and reasonable obligations of life and a corresponding pain trouble or torture or hell to the mind of each person for having trifled with or Idled away these golden moments or opportunities of life These life laws are not manmade a particle more than the sun moon and stars earth air ocean and Reason of man and Instinct of the animals is made and the assumption by man that all are manmadetbat Is mean that nature force cause law order and rea son are brought into existence by a manGod with less sense than the persons who make and conjure up such God is too silly absurd or stupid to be respectably ridiculed and the sooner the human family the world over throw down and bury such nonsence and take life at Its real worth the better- I hold that the human status can be very much and very easily Improved but It never has been and never can and never will be bettered by the continu ante in and of the way or ways and means that produced the trouble or troubles sought to be avoided Just so long as we pursue the course or tread In the path of past we will have fr like results for like motions and acts rr The only way we can possibly have a if different status to the past and the pres ijent Is and must forever be brought by a change of action and a change of action can never be brought about until there is a change of thought for eel tainly so long as we think as we do or did will we have the results we do and did So now we are up to the problem of the ages which means the calling into use the two most Important of all the human senses knowledge and reaSon IAll the way along the pathway of the P fcaes of the human existence on this lit AC tle planet we have been willing to fl stoopnrt onquer but while we have done the stbaolng and bowing and bests ing and kneellhs nd crawling to per J fection and to a taste and the Kings delight and vainGlory veas people have never yet stoo erect In the s light of life and nature In the presence it of God and cause and reason giving to ourselves the use and benefit of our two J mos important senses knowledge and reason anil until we do recognize these 1J two otherthanthe five such as seeing hearing smelling tasting and feeling WI In n pnt fW m c1Is1laihlLs ts have done and suffer asw have suf fered In the past and I make this a y standing appeal to my brother than and half sister woman that we take tip Im mediately the two dormant senses knowledge of reason and apply vigorously the seven Instead of the five for our dally use and as each takes the cue klet us be known to each other as seven sense operators and let every one sign his or her name to all public written or published articles Rational Opera tore No Home Street Cincinnati 0 THE GLORIOUS KINGDOM By W McCormick The following article In manuscript received which W McCormick wrote for his Reflex No but as paper was refused mailing rights we take pleasure In giving a place In the Blade Editor The human has now reached the period where we will be compelled to take thought and action on THE QUES TION THE WORLD HAS BEEN DREAMING OVER FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS and that question Is the establishment of some kind of government or protocolony of official control as will endure for all future time with out the constant worry and unease of mind that follows the succession of temporary change In the official ruling head of human government In order to satisfy the carnal cravings ot the mind ot the animal part of man the Kings and rulers have from the earliest history been generally and successively following each other in a blind Hope and pretended Faith that there was such a thing promised and therefore possible asa spiritual or religious kingdom to be established on this earth as they have from time to time pretended to believe existed In the far away mythical heaven These various Kings or rulers have at all times Justified their rights to rule with special covenants and secret gains between themselves aud their various and vacclllatiug man gods and each King along the way In history made evidence of a lively Hope that If the final and enduring and neverend ing kingdom could not be saddled over the entire people of the world under and of their day they were quite tain that their various oldest sons would get their cloven hoofs forked down over the necks of THE WORLD OF HUMAN CONVICTS so firmly that the glorious and neverending kingdom would at least be realized by their near by succeeding seed And now that the PEOPLE OF THE ENTIRE OICBE HAVE ASSIGNED AND CONCEN TRATED THEIR MONEY POWER in to the hands of the Yankee Jews of Europe who are the direct lInel de scendants otthe most wise deceitful and crafty of any of these forgone hu man covenanters and it brings the peo pIe of the world irlght up against the Sail problem ot the ages And It wont 1 down Until the people act and if only a few leaders such as the old slimy fosslllllzed priests and preachers and place hunters and officeholders think and act on this momentus problem KINGIIder one trust or combine all over this globe And now since reason teaches that this scurge and blight could only be temporary owing to Internal lusts jealousies and family covetousness It would be a fatal hurt and setback for the masses of the people to refuse to think and act in an immediate protest and VETO ON THIS MOST DANGER OUS DAMNABLE AND DAMAGING moves of all the ages So once more let me ask of each person male or female in all the English speaking world to set your IMMEDIATE AND FOREVER CONSTANT VETO against this so called GLORIOUS KINGDOM and lets have an intellectual smile instead of a ghostly spiritual snarl waste and wail and each prove yourself ONE OF THE PEOPLE Development in the Wire Grass From lioultrle Observer April 1902 About twenty years agoon a cool lonesome Sunday evening in the month of February I took a walk all alone down the Albany branch of the S F W Ry front Pelham in Mitchell county to Melga in Thomas county Ga This vastllongleat pine forest of Southwest Georgia was then an unbroken wilderness nly excepting an occa ofltheresidences and such men as Wilkes Carter DivlsVick Mlze Hagood Hu bar Culptpper etc etc along the way and around the then new postoffice called Miens would Insist that the whole of tins country aside from the whole pasturage of the wlregrass and the turpentine and lumber Interests was worthless and that crops of car oats and vegetables took more value in cost of fertilizer to produce them than the value of the crops when matured and a4 a consequence of such a notion as this lands that had been tur ntlned for miles around could be bought for a song and yow could sing it yourself Even rj L Hand of Pelham argued there was Jno value In the immense of crab grass that grew up and covered every potato patch melon field corn farm or titter oats in summer and fall lust nowall is changed JLHand than ten years ago wasI selling tore eame worthesscrab gnBScutwUh a Mc Cofmlik nioWer raked with a spring tooth Take arid baled with a ma chunek by the car oadAnd Albany merchants Inaugurated the Hay Carol val traw Ride Street Fall and Fall F Uval rowing out of the cut ting of tnfa viKcl6us fall crop with the machine f pulling and tietn Inbundesofbay ant sand Aid now u i au e ocr i Uflti1l half the whole countr cleared upland producingtln sugar cane p rice cotton wa Mai11terrlesetc as much in grossI value per acre as the rich prarlea o or the blue grass region of Kentucky and they sing a very dif ferent song now to that of twenty Then I could do the sing fQWIcat almost as many dollars per acre as aboutltheand went to house keeping on six dol lar outfit in Col Pattersons old Peter 1 Wing Pole Palace on West Broad street Moultrienow directly West of 25000 brick court house and just Hotelldethe whip poor will and the hoot of the owl will go with the hunters rifle and wolf pit to the archives of history and such things will be no more a fact present only a memory Only yesterday I with half a dozen car loads of earnest hungering souls all seeking something to please something new something original Inv of song music preaching lectureI or religion were whirled T T railway to Tlfton some twentyfive miles north to hear the satirist the religious clown the Christian humorist the clerical Iconoclast and holy deceptions relentless foe Sam Jones preach and the Tlfton musical cul- tIngwe got the music sweet enough and good enough to make all hands wish and pray to stay right here for heaven Instead of missing such a life with no certainty of anything half so awaylInage or so dead train that we wouldnt know a good thing from a bad If each were piled miles deep all around usmy I can music yet Its a solace all the sunny day and a real heaven brightI dreams on the soft pillow of the SafpIYIIntoclaws us and takes up reason as his guide and life chart and relegates to the animal Instinct which he has chosen his emblem token or ruler secular profane sacred or divine in all the former ages But I digress Ofjthe 4 self and you need not be of thesw t of either any old song RUtItieall over this forest landof ozone a pine but go put on any rail road or dirt road now and try to sing the Phers into their holes and sing titles out of the settlers of this once con demmed wilderness of waste and want and you would find the other fellow doing the sing song business and that it takes dollars Instead of cents to buy real estate anywhere all over the long straw belt I have said and heard said a great- deal within the last four or five years about the whiskey business and its ef fect on the people and business of Moultrle and now I am bath hereuCter more than years absence I find the whiskey or drunkard trade of Moul trle was voted out last year and naturally had a great curiosity to and know and meet with and talk to the people of the town since the license business was outlawed and I find Every former saloonlst to be here wear- Ing good clothes looking well health cleanly and happy and all without ac ceptlon meet me with a smile and a hearty hand shakeand some of these same men used to look daggers and danger at me for opposing their trade but now I see and know that some five or ten thousand dollars per month thatonce had to go out of Moultrjo to pay for intoxicants and license stay fright on here and do business nt the month In and month out and year in and year out and If perchance a few store buildings that were used for license and harm are idle its only a question of a short time until some thing better takes tuelr place and as the ten to fifteen thousand feet of white and yellow pine lumber per acre Is cut and cleared from these piney woods acres and farming in real sensi ble and studied earnest is taken up and drinking and fighting and hawing is dropped there be much more room needed in this healthy and fertile coun try lets all let our text be Development In the right Instead of devil went to the mind and sight- GEORGE McCORMICK Of Globe APlanet EveOtThe World We Live In April 7th EDWARD VII BY THEGRACE OF GOD KING OF ENGLAND For the Blue Grass Blade A pitt4 i Puerile nunnery la to fake place In London in June when Royal Edward to have dladematlccfril of Idross clapped upon his pall by the s nc tlfled hands of His Nlbbs Archbjiahop iof Cantefmlnster assisted byiHLUhe aces deuce tot the Alstonic b the only royalty lf eat e a ml holy huuiUug the really EVBjimpttrers iaon of AlWpri IftJex pectetbe jailed with delight ar dlI qiior W tf rslnt andshoutGodlY the Kirigand tonttelend toga jte IUghted at having His Ujaelous Majesty W Her Most Gracious estess concfescend to reign and bIte iw fjahd tfjsflllect taxes irom of mixed masg of folsof damft tl the dukes saris horde I3night- sBaronet pf the he sex and she sex In their reli vetf rankness are dace theifiselyes oh exhibition olla- grandholy show all betlnseled and decked ijf their pomp and pride and gold and silver and diamonds and pearls and rubles and emeralds all to be cast en masse before a pair of royal swine also begemmed and bejeweled and got ten up regardless T Neither Solomon in all his glory nor- a Kentucky Colonel In his pride was ever arrayed or cared to be as one of these precious pimps BarnumS 10000 beauty in her palmist paint 5vould not be a drop In the bucket of pigment compared to these enameled beauts And thtt this royal pair are to be anointed with oil or bears grease Goose grease would be more pertinent The bottle will probably be labeled In gold letters something like this Gods olyoil for anointing kings and potentates made and for sale only by the most High celn the laboratory Empyreano Celestlco The horses and asses of the realm will also take part In the dumb brute show In all the trappings of festivity and will prance In pride and grandeur before the ones selected by the agents of God to preside over the destinies of the Alblanic Imbeciles for their delectation and for p moderate remuneration of say 50000000 pounds o s a d per annum A great many extinguished Amerl cans are to attend this exhibition of the only real jive Hengllsh King and Queen with rent heads and real crowns upon them shows that all the fools who attend the coronation will not be natives and to the manor born but on ly to th manner acquired There have been some illustrious per sons born upon English soil Paine DarwinIEdward and his spouse No royal Buck that was ever spawned In Britainfs realm was ever or is now worth a crown or even a farthing No r squaw that ever squawked In Britains realm was ever fit to te over the intellects of her scientific men or her philosophers or her poets not Intl ding Alfred Austin or her Btateemenf 1di f iJt 11 3 Ndr rJ The whole business of coronations la a humbug of the first water a gem ot purest ray serene or guile Of all the farces this coronating a couple of nincompoops of the fourth grade is the roarlngest The sun will rise and set as usual upon the day set apart for this double barreled bauble bedecking of two third rate monarchs by the Grace of Son and Holy made dispensers ot patronage for England Ireland Wales India and the Isles ot the ocean in eral JOHN F CLARKE Arlington Maryland ADVICE TO WIVES From GraphicHerald Webster City Iowa Judge Tuthlll one of Chicagos ablest and most experienced judicial authori ties after hearing a divorce case In which the woman declared that at no time since her marriage had her body been free from black and blue marks caused by her husbands beatings said A woman not only has the rlghtj but I believe It Is her duty to shoot her band if he attacks her with Isis fists beats her and maltreats her believe It Is high time that wives assert the fact that they are human A few cases of men turning and slaying their cowardly husbands would mean fewer cases of wifebeating4 The Judge further clared that the humane society would not permit a dog to be treated as some men treat their wives and that no jury would convict a woman who righteously defended herself The Instinct of selfpreservation Is strong and Us exercise In some cases Justifiable where neither are necessary True men are said to be Justified in Mlllng others who destroy their homes why should not the same rule apply where homes are made unendurable But a better way would be to make it possible for couples who are genial or antagonistic to each other to quietly separate Judge Tuthill has taken a decided stand in this case but the statutes of his State do not justify him in It The statutes of nearly every state in the Union discriminate against women and eo long as the fundamental principle that women is inferior and subject to man is retained just so long will wives be beaten by their husbands and dragged back to the domicile of his choice If she sJust so long will she be robbed of her earnings and her children and placed in a lower moral scale than her lord and master It matters not that an occasional righteous de vision Is to be made In her favor the law and the power to enforce It are against her Look at the laws of our great alit populous plate of New York Only a fey years ago a wife who had been sub jected to all the indignities and brutal treatment In the list ot atrocities fled from the matt who had promised to cherish and protect and sought refuge with a neighbor No kind hearted Judge Tuthlll stood between her and the rigors of the law and she was draggd hack to the place which misnamed jhomeand compelled to remain and the husband brought suit against the neighbor who had given shelter to this fjitlve wife and recovered 10000 dam- ss s and the olcHaw though practically te that a husband has the right iwife providing the stick Is lOW thlckep hah mnnsnhumb is now turniure wltliNflsts shoes and house A Chicago IIJl lCase sets forth the bad eitects uiTJjr children fa wife defended her self iron assault by shooting her husband or ausinghis arrest and imprisonment saying The wifes longer forebearanco may be continued martydpm but there are some things worse than a martyrs life We would be glad to have this writer state what these things are which are worse than a martyrs life Especially when the condition Is wholly uncalled for and unjustifiable Martyrdom for a principle may be a grand thing but martyrdom for the sake of repressing principle the principle that woman should be entitled to the same consideration and just treatment that man demands should not be counte anted or upheld by either press or people What could be worse in its fect upon children than the constant sociation with the mother who Is sub jected to dally insults end beatings of a tyrant or drunken husband Is such a plate of affairs calculated to rear chil dren to become a credit to their parents or the nation No such a system Is filling our country with tyrants ami slaves Far better would It be If the husband and wife who cannot agree could annul the marriage contract just as Is done with any other business ar rangement but hero law steps In and says Divorce cannot be grunted where there is collusion which In many cases makes It impossible for wives to escape being beaten by brutal husbands A few more cases of advice such na Judge Tuthlll gives may have tho effect of a more sensible adjustment of marital relation Speed the day CONVENT CRUELTIES Is tho title of a pamphlet by a for mer monk Besides the introduc ion the pamphlet discusses How Girls Become the of Uhriet Peep Into the Convent The Convent Horror Taking the Veil etc Its tales are 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