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ordered dIscon- tinued Office of publication 161 East Third street near Walnut Entered at the Post Office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall all communications BLUE GRASS BLADE P 0 BO 393 Lexington Kentucky Cumberland Telephone 307 RATES FURNISHED IIADVERTISING Club Rates and Sample Copies The Blade will bo sent for 50 cen a year each for any order for FIV or more Sample copies will be sent free THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certa degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink it believe from the time it Issues from the tolled and poisonous wor of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the of deathof the suicides of the Insan- Ity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tug ging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking f bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called INGERSOLL OUR OWN PUBLICATIONS Kidders Virgin Mary The Blado has now printed the fifth edition of the Virgin Mary the most famous Infidel tract of Its length over written This Is the article for which wo were arrested tried and ac quitted by the United States Court at Louisville Price 10 cents each or for 100 THE HAMMER CASE Des Moinos Capital said that Dr Hammer drew a pistol on Dr C C Smeed Dr Smeed says that Dr Hammer did not do so Tho indications are that the County Attorney wrote the letter against Dr CapitalThe editor of the Capital refuses to tell who wrote it 1 41 CIVEUSs ON THE MILLIONAIRE BY JOSEPHINE HENRY Iget a tired reading nlearIng about millionaires tlllir could l emigrate to Poverty Flat or that they would emigrate to Jcrusa lam the Golden It seems to mo the climate soil and locality there would suit them exactly Poor old Mother Earth docs not seem to bo a suitable place for tho abode of such flno folks It might be a good thing for Edwnr- VII to colonize those or royal blood and royal fortunes and wish h would for we might then have rest The on the millionaireiigreatest energies to exploiting the millionaires Telling of tholr sum mor and winter places regal wardrobes and Jewels yachts dinners at 1500 per plate 5000 collie dogs with rotlntio of servants autotnoblles dinners to monkeysweddlngswlth fit gusting and vulgar display All this and much more is dished up dally to tho American public The Influence of all this eaters into the dally conversation of old and young Until every one you meet rings the conversation something millionaire relative visitor o great grandfathers step daughters martsa or from one havegonb It may bo there is a good deal ndlllo11airedstocks that would not pass current over the bank counter and then again all these may be up to the gold stand ard Never having had experience in handling millions I have nett paper auttiprityon thl8 sublet that the average industrious strug ling man and woman is in the fierce battle of life and it requires earnest effort to earn an honest dollar- I know people who sit up and complacently taut of the expenditures of millionaires who have not a dollar In their pockets or any where else to bless themselves with This talk ofXthe person about streets clippers crowns and harps in New Jerusalem Whether these things are true or false the eternal harping on them is both disgusting and cruel in a country that Is swarming with beggars pau pars half clad and homeless poor isstarving sewing women legions of fnEml at starvation wages In factories and appalling conditions stru the tenderest chord In the great heart of our own Robt Ingersoll when he said dont see how it is possible infor a man to die worth five or ten millions In a city full of want when he meets almost every day tho wither ed hands of beggary and the white lips of famine should not think ho 0mkeep a pile of lumber when hundreds of thousands were drowning in the sea Think of a woman weaning hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewels and guarded by policem to keep her from being robbed In Christian country Think of women wearing gowns that cost thousands while in tho slums of their own sit cato other women are giving birth to chil titan In cellars nn beds of mouldy straw without a garment to put on iforknocking at the door to evict the women In travail An Impassible gulf Is fixed between our millionaires nut paupers but the half way house between the two swarming with those who are ti bone and sinew of civilization tho creators of wealth tho guardians of itlifesdebris Its foul odors its dark pestilen tlal scenes and terrine bath which crush that which is noblest tho human heart Strange old world this While the millionaire tithes his automobile at miles an hour and finds death tho pauper Infant Is thrown Into tho morgue While the millionaire girl with royal robes and Jewels writes In rose water about joy jubilee n Jesus tho wretched outcast the v tim of poverty and lust suicides and Is thrown In with tho citys dead givIngfeaststho struggling young man who cannot find work puts n bullet in his it any wonder that suicide has become a mania Is it any wonder that all this tall and print agout mllllanalres breed discontent discouragement and de spair Is it any wonder that tho masses feel that Christianity has dropped them through Its riddle as slap and turned her pious attention to savages in foreign lauds Wo hays miles of misery to one millionaire and the Gomorrah of our dens of doom overshadows all the splendor of tho mill ionaires palace The woman In the palace brings forth a Bon for Harvard or Yalo who revels at Sherrys or plunges at Monte Carlo until ho fifes of his excesses She brings forth a girl to be traded to a roue princelet for a title Tho mother In the slums hears wretched children by tlio dozen com pounds of crlmlualsnml prostitutes destined for the prison the brothel anal gallows After centuries of the Gospel of the Galilean this is the ture Ward McAllister wrote an sIde history of societys exclusive 400 but The littler cry of outcast Amen ca is yet to be written In the face of all this wo go on talking about millionaires as though wo know what we are talking about BUT WE DONT Who ever saw or frdithe bankers moneyaThe people In buslnea life who deal thousands arc few In number A few more deal In hundreds but the masses of the people and reputed rich ones too handle only dollars and cents and consider themselves lucky 1f they can have a few of either In their pockets All this gush and aat once unwise and disgusting and more often than otherwise every time a flashlight is own on them it knocks a naught off tho calculation Tho people with common sense In their heads and common cento in their pockets are the dependence of this worldrGIVE US A REST ON MILLIONAIRES Personally I have nothing against them and I wish them well but am weary of hearing of them- guess they will go right on until they run against something they were expectingof andI AM CAMPING sN ijE TRAIL OF A LEXINGTON bs UST You recollect that when I was In the penitentiary all the cream of Lex ington skypllois Catholic and Prot estant had a piece in the Lexington Herald in which they all said they were glad I was in the penitentiary except a few who thought I ought t bo In the lunatic asylumh tiraget em Ive got one of the very slicker- articles in the gang where the hat is mighty short and Its only a ques lion of time when I will run him to his hole and he will probably have to get a Job of Bible banging in some other town think Chicago will be a good place for him About an hour before write thi met on the street old Prof Neville of the State College cltHe laughed and said You said tho Blade that there was a preacher about this town who had been some deviltry with his negro woma cool and you said If any body dl not think you were loaded just to blow in tho muzzle I heard some men laughing about It and they said that was the funniest thing they ev read In tho Blade asked Judge Parker who It was you were talking about and he sai- dwnsand it at this point the Pr fessor called the name of the preach cr Chrlstiaj n grandjuryman who said he was on tho grand jury when It was proposed Investigate the case and without having taken any pains to find out about It Judge Parker Is the fifth man of whom havo heard who knows what skybuster It Is suppose tho thing is general known In Lexington and It will be In order for that Bible banger to leave hero before long A reasonable amount of that kin preacl1Qg tors of their Hocks may go but the ladles aint going to let the colored ItisAlhaoft the head of any individual wh makes sells or drinks liquor Thats about tho only effective remedy for the evil nut there are many fanatical Prohibitionists who would like to se countrylexlugtuu relcof Abyssinia know something of tho beautiful history of that couutr AbyssInianPlOhlbltion If It had been applied In Kentucky from tho time Daniel Boone came here Kentucky and the balance of the world would havo been much ter off Kidders Sacrament It consists of a beautiful sixteen page pamphlet printed in large type with elegant paper cover The price is 10 cents each or 12 for 100 T I THINK THE IS NOW THE GREAT feST NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD Jiavo been telling you of the im pmt yinents was going to make in the jj B anti Us present Issues era samples of what promised you finer h wo will make improvements al line time I Ithink tic Blade Is the greatest npvpaper in the world In the highest scald of the word greatthnt la It is rthculated to do more good to ele vate humanity and make men and women good anti happy than any er paper Infidel Christian or merely secular that Is now printed anywhere In tho whole world I occupy tho geographical center om which such a paper should em anateon the lino between tho North and South In this tho greatest gov eminent the world over saw All else that needs now to bo dono for the Blade Is for Its friends every where and unceasingly to use a fair and reasonable endeavor to extend Its circulation everywhere There is no danger that It will not have from women and men the very finest articles In Infidel literature world can produce lido not mean by this such heavy articles as unfortunately too much cumber too much of our Infidel liter ature but articles easily adapted to the popular comprehension of all and argumentYouerature set it down as a rule that when an article is hard to understand gettoclearlydefinedways glad enough to put them in and udman whom you cannot easily understand you may Just set it down tieback your heM that that male trying to make you underetaknswholA lot mar e than hedoes Iprefottlisfatal thoe e madecost all of 3250 as been the highest source of pleas re to mo of anything that ever got except my wife and children and t avvapplnr e DladelIagazlne doneIfto have it so Of course am willing to have you yosu candovoltnnnturn1l3Is thnthda me cicuilionIt is the most effective Infidel life seeYoun tneDlado tlnofthoChrIstlanltyIn all of the history of the world neverbronBladeForyeary to s and give you ono hoop worth and for 2fO will send papers f lOOmboolmy largoanda premium Brothers and sisters scoot In the willblessA SCRIPTURAL BILLYDOO gTO GOV Quakoracre Aug 29 ii 302 Gov A Cummins eDear Slr1 do not know anything about your religious opinions oughtInmo because I am appealing to you for justice to another Infldel am not crtnthfiren co to a good man If you are a Christian your Dible precedentto mo theImportunato livIngbutIveare to go by tho Bible than that widow had Besldo the general injunction of tho 4 Senior Mr Wcllcr to beware of widows that woman was probably a grass wldownot a Kentucky blue grass widow mind youand she was on her car and wanted a man hi your position to avenge- rhe on her adversary dont ask you to do anything of that kind All ask Is for you PER SONALLY to investigate this matter and act accordingly If you will write to me OVER OUR PERSONAL SIGNATURE written with a pen In your own hand not by a pretty girl typewriter that you have carefully and fairly PERSONALLY investigated this case and have conclude that Dr Ham mer ought to bo In the penitentiary then pledge you my word as a man who has been honest enough to get into the penitentiary himself that will no longer use my paper to urge people to send petitions to you though of course would forward to you all that might bo sent to me for that purpose without my urging It seems to me that that Is fair and am going to be fair if Hammer and both go to the penitentiary in this lifo and go to hell In the next one for being such would rather be an honest man pIUIIIIngThats just the kind of a Thomas cat am and thats the reason have been In tho penthe only pen thats mightier than the swordand thats exactly whats the matter with an Infidel Sledge Hammer and when was speaking at that pic etc at Moffets Grove three miles from Newton I pointed to Dr Ham mer and said There is a man who will be put In the penitentiary be cause be is an honest man and a hardlyIeepenough to let me speak to a crowd of my own people out on the private premises of one of my friends Just thhe steamaa g putna t cocadgoat In the whole of Infidel propa gandists In the whole world I have eone ainstfistssnllsticksandIs edf after having been a nose preacher r monagobutgoods all wool and a yard wide and will wash without fading Just as sure as you are a foot high aJUdgegards man like the fellow in the Bi hopeghap Is andIyour state have tramped around some on the other side iiYprice 100and have seen few more beautiful houses than your sta capitol while ours In Kentucky is InSpainthinygs e in Kentucky and raise more whiskey yeeu Give my pard a fair show for his white ally Brother Is all ask of yourstANGEL OF CHRIST Is Flogged Hurt and Given Thirty Minutes to Hot Foot Texorkana Ark Aug 21A man dlvlbattlerposing for the last ten days as an angel of Christ whom he declared would appear In a few days was take en out of town last night by white cappers and flogged and his hair cut short He was then given thirty min ales to leave town neatorInndtogoIngsbustersthatcute any poor devil like Perkins LAMENTED CONDITION PREVALENS T Warsaw Ind Aug ISThe eighth BIbleConferenco vallOllspreachedbrector of the Conference The speak lamented the condition of cold ottoda3that they were not preaching Christ and that Jn the ministry at present dlsposltIon Bowbulea at state Lots of people lulled by lightning lookingfor P TO PROSECUTE I AN EDITOR For Printing Pasages From the Bible Because They are Improper Matter Chicago Aug 29Carlton F Hodge editor of the Assumption Inde pendent is threatened with prosecu tion for publishing improper liter ature because he has undertaken to print tho Bible In his newspaper fortyCounlllication of the Bible on too weekly in stallment plan Mr Hodge received a hater from a prominent official of tho St Joseph county saving Bank at South Bend Ind Informing him that the appearance of such matter In a newspaper was Illegal and ho threatened to start a lawsuit Editor Hodge said he proposed to continue printing a chapter of tho Bi despitethecompletoheold If he lives to see the completion of the task undertaken five weeks ago Providing also the South Bend injunctionItDeuteronomy that the bank official objects said Mr Hodge He wrote me a letter saying that there were spots and places In the Bible that were pUblictorufChristianitychildren in the Sunday schools Is nod enough to be submitted to news paper readers along with news items of the day Lexington Leader Comment Where are you Thomp son and Bundy and Comstock and youeest men You put In the penitentiary J B postaible Isaiah 3C12 though the same placesInthePenli lrjf 1nnot tie a tsJword except quotations from the suliIIthatIitog exposedtowhich he will have to print six times and the government has already de thatthiswrItingItsending it through tho malls What toare you going to do about it can you say except that a UnitedStatescannot send- LIQUOR SWIGGING CATHOLICS In the Courler Journal of 27 there is a big three AugllstI atLouisvillecers In the gang Is the Rev J A 0 t s ltlahirtOBrien of Lexington whose sister 1111pershealed by touching the bones of an cCath0ltchurch theirIlroceedlngsand supreme grand officers but tho list of grub and liquor the as followsineck clams Consomme In cups Olives Radishes Softshell crabs a In Tartarstillado Mignons Filets Aux Pommes de tetrayParlslcnnes Sweetbreads a la Colbsrt AI wrsSpring chicken au Cress St Julien celeryNapolitalne calms II Roquefort AVnforaCoffee CigarsThese that t yhowiugaround lowlanllthemostIrIshselvantgetenough ji PETITIONS FOR DR HAMMER wellandGov Cummins Please all friends to me fill up Bladeswithand send them to me readBehind 4 A BLUE GRASS BLADE Timely Topicsnn DONTI DONTH DONTJ1 Dr E Benjamin Andrews of the University of Nebraska advanced a few astonishing toots In Ills lecture last week at tho University of Chica go which were enough to make an old fashioned ancestor turn In Ills grave With such gospel being taught in our great Universities and reported broadcast where will tho parrot- come In after a while It was no very long ago that there was not a university In the country butt had a parson at tho head of it and such teachings of these of Andrews would not for ore moment have been per milted Here are some of his dots Dont teacH your children to fear GodDont make your children memo rize long passages of scripture Dont teach them the doctrine n eternal damnation Dont muddle their brains with the theory of original sin T Dont scare them with the devil Dont worry them about baptism Dont discuss with them whether they are to bo Justified by faith alone faithor and works Dont puzzle them with the trIne of predestination and free will Above all dont teach them thin they have any better chances o heaven than tho little Baptist children or the little Methodist children or tho little Presbyterian children wulchevor the case may be across the way Teach them ethics Instill In thom tho principles of right and wrong Let them read the beautiful poetic parts of the story of Christ Theso things said Dr Andrews constitute all that Is essential in the training childh vs theory is that the PJmind of the child should never b wearied by an eternal ding dong of religions training that the child heart should not bo terrified by mental picture of an avenging God that the childs soul should not be forced and bound by a set of creeds and Jiat 0 cnllds sensibilities should not be set In revolt by the uso of religion as a punishment In this address today President drews also declared that iie birth of children to tho poor should bo dl couraged The great Increase In state is a social evil ho says This is a long step in advance hut Dr Andrews falls short In a few places In saying Dont teach tltet that they have any better chances heaven than the little Methodist Ba tist or Presbyterian children acro the way he had udder or Jewish Agnostic he would have rounded full broad honest truthful and fort ble statement LiqUs latter statement thatII ie t tc tlio poor shgnl- d Upnu dt uelI There Is only ono good reason why the poor should not propagate that Ms tho degeneration which poverty en tails Every child should havo the gut of being born right of healthy parents and reared in cleanliness and with the opportunities of obtaining a fair education How can this bo done among the poor poverty is so largely tho result of economic If the poor should not be allowed to propagate who will perpetuate the race Many of the rich will not breed at all After ono or two children others abort Poverty ItIR true degrades vice crime and disease spring out of It Hut while poverty brings degredatlon wealth brings degeneration and is a question In my mind whether or not in these two extremes of so ciety the degradation of the ono e ceeus the degeneration of tho other The foundation of government an society rests upon the normal middl- classes and this is the best evident- that theroshouldnotbe Industrious cl izenship made wretched by povert- It tho birth of children among the poor should be discouraged on count of degradation of poverty the birth of children among the should also be discouraged on account ofde degeneYauon of wealth If it be a social evil for tho many poor to propagate It is a still greater cIal evil in my opinion for tho rich few to propagate If tho millionaires had no children and their estates were made to revert back to the poor and so build then up to tho normal 4standard of the middle classes a bet of affairs would prevail oo THE FOOLS 1 One fool sailed westward till ho fount 8aworal r found new worlds within the mind of man itThocynics called Columbus char And burned Giordano Bruno Who The heavens unfurled like a scroll that men might know But foolish Galileo Who began Our new free art and thought and social plan But that poor outcast crazy fool Rousseau fThero Is ono toast tho future ages drink- StandinghTo those who daro rush In and die Those who defy all rights and break all rulesIb Who tight impossible battles thInkITrue thoughtsat whom with ono accord we cryIiiio the fools tno fools God bless the fools Curtis Hidden Pago in tho July Harpers Magazine 00 EMMANUEL AND THE POPE Max OHcll In a cable dispatch says dont believe that tho King of Italy Is satisfied with his present po j a noon sltion lie is much more of a man of action than his father and It Is no secret that tho presence of tho Pope In Home not only annoys him but humiliates him to a great extent Since the fall of tho temporal power tho Pope has never been seen outside the precincts of tho Vatican whore he In calling himself a IrIs Ignoranttthat there Is no more sumptuous pal ace In tho world that thin Vatican even remember a time when some of those credulous Catholics bought In all good faith and con science bits of dump straws which were supposed to have come from the bed of His Holiness in his dungeon and which were sold to them by that fLind of foxes that will make a living as there are geese to be plucked King Victor manuel is believe dreaming of tno complete liberation of tho Qulrinal It Is ho who now considers him self a prisoner in Rome on account of a dual power which stands in his way Ho Is using every Influence which can kelp him from tho anti clerical Free Masonery to the cor antfpublic no war cry of Garibaldi was Rome or Death The cry of the King of Italy may soon bo heard to be Rome to myself anti to myself alone 00LI HUNG CHANGS LAST WORDS Dr Coleman who with Dr Velde a German physician who attended Li Hung Chang In his lost Illness states that the two In evening dress caller on LI the evening before his death Seeing them in tho evening dross L smiled and jokingly remarked Have syou como to dine with me These were his last words as he fell into an unconsciousness from which he never awakened This Is another example of tho re morse and despair and agonizing fear and gnashing of teeth which afflict the Infidel in his dying moments 00EMIL ZOLA ON TRUTH EDUCATIONt9Emil Zola has just finished the third of his gospels tho title of which is Truth In an Interview upon his OJtruth 1e iiiiinnd hoops lit U the primary schools Is Itho m out portant of these Tlio great newspa pens Invariably support and defen- the peoples schools Why is the United States tho nos successful country In the world Because of her schools Not so because of her colleges and nnl ers ties although they do their part hut because of her public schools Why Is Spain so backward Be cause sho does not devote sufficient attention and money to tho establish meat of schools To their schools the Americans owe the fact that they are the most truthful people on earth A nation cultivating the national virtues and searching for truth deserves success tlmItaffair to tho military school the col lege and the university xThe great problem of the world Is education The United States has 1oaeeducationtmust learn their duties as well as their rights I say the schools first and the primary school first of all 1Either Zola dont know what ho Is talking about or thin Catholic Church is all wrong The Godless school- sr this country according to the holy fathers are only nest eggs of vice Immorality and crime The graduates of thin parochial schools however never get into trouble never He steal penitentiaryjctizen oo=CLARENCE RROW ON EASY LESSONS IN LAW Under tho shove heading Clarence Darrow has been contributing some very excellent articles to the Sunday Chicago American Every Liberal should read them They picture so clal injustice and make plain the changes which have como over Indus trial lifetho effect of the changes upon society and politics and upon the laws institutions and ideals of the land and how Insidiously and un consciously the laws are being warp ed and twisted to accommodate tho wills and purposes of a fow score of men who are now tho absolute rulers of all commercial life To his force vigor and cle ncss of expression Darrow adds a fine literary stylo In these articles Ho Is tltoI teacher rather than tho lawyer Ho taller directly to tho people the great majority of whom ore till In their B Cs in knowledge of tho prin ciples of law and government Theso easy lessons are for the grownup child and should bo read by every one xx CHURCH FEDERATION GERMAN About six months ago Emperor William advocated in a public dress tho confederation of all the churches In Germany At tho last Elsenact Conference thin question was taken up and consider liliiii ed and it was decided to appoint a commission consisting of thirteen prominent theologians and churchmen to have tho matter thoroughly discussed and report to the confer ence of 1902 Emperor William Is smart enough to know that the crown cannot stand without mo cross and when one goes down mo other falls also Ho sees the handwriting of Liberalism upon tho Imperial wall It Is written upon the slay which can pies every nation oftho world Em peror rllltam Is In no worse fix than many others xx PRESBYTERIAN STATISTICS For thin last year are interesting Candidates for tho ministry have fallen off from 073 to 810 licentiates from 380 to 255 local evangelists In creased from to 123 Thin min istry as a whole and the Installations have Just held their own rite number of ciurches has fallen from 7750 In 1000 to 7748 Tho total contributions have Increased 13 per cent but for foreign missions have dropped per cent But the most remarkable part of the statistics Is that tho Increase In tho number of joiners Is just barely In excess of the number of ministers or just about ono Jlner for encl diner What Is further remarkable about all these published statistics js that the number of deaths and lapses arc never glen If tho Presbyterians keep on at this rate theyll convert tho world to the Henley Goost yet xx FAMILIES DIVIDED IN RELIGION A census compiled by tho Boston i M shows In families where both parents ore members of tho sane denomination 78 per cent of the young men In such families are also church members Where both parents ar church members but mom bees of different churches 55 per parents are church members butmem parent Is a church member and th pettout and Protestant marriages 05 cent are not connected with either Where both are Protestants this ratio Is reduced to 32 per cent The above statistics are also Inter ostlng Tony give tho members who Join but not tho members who main In their cnnrch No doubt these statistics have been compiled for tho purpose of Impressing thin lic with church growth These fig urns signify nothing since thousands join just please their parents sweethearts and drop out as soon as tho revival is over Since only 20 per cent of our population aro church members the above figures If true reveal an awful slump In religious stock which conies with knowledge and experience xx INFIDEL ROSSEAU His Brain the Cornerstone Int- elwent Educational MtfJe J sago of the eau ttioua Ihicagdw belimtg mont plcilarge beam under a huge rock on tho rock which Is pictured to a hundred feet In height is inscribed Superstition Ignorance and Sel flshness Under the lover close up to tho rock he has shoved a ittl country school house which ho using for n pry to roll awny tho huge stone of Superstition c Beneath the picture Is written Education removes from the path of the human race obstacles that without it are Immovable The Im provement of mankind Is possiole on ly through the Improvement of the brain by acquisition of Knowledge Thin picture Implies that tho public school has como to stay and that Undo Sam by tho lever of education proposed by tho public school in tends to lift the mountain of super station Ignorance and Selfishness out of Its bed and send it rolling into the SuperstitIonIsnresA to be removed by tho public part of tho editorial I In sert here educationandoubtedly Platos Republic Spen UousseauREmileall It should be read by either fath er or mother and by every earnest works that may bo earnestly PolIticsImebelREducationTo Rousseau undoubtedly belongs the high honor of heaving thought and orlgInally IsthoHeforoshadowod industrt In tho above important reference Influoncelltluatoveryonotheologian but nn Infidel and tho liedeclaresstructure of Intelligent educational methodsjthosoIwho were never permitted to acquire an education above the nunnery of the parochial school or catechism Jnfdelityeverxx HOW CAN WE BENEFIT MANKIND Is a subject discussed at length in BishopJ women were morn largeminded nail Intelligent three fonrtha of tho evil which curses tho world would bo re moved This holy man whoso first design in upholding Christianity is that of nicking women stnall minded and Ig norant now asks How can we ben efit mankind If by we ho means the Catholic clergy can answer aim In a fewI words either go to work at honest labor or get off tho earth Tho Bishop goes on at length to say that mankind can bo benefltted on ly as the spiritual Is elevated and Christianity Indoctrinated Into It and of course he means tho Catholic brand Spalding Interprets tho needs of mankind very poorly Ho cannot see that It has ceased to be an Issue with mankind as to tho benefits It derives from we tho clergy Mankind fast learning that tho benefits hon or std power ease porter houses wIno women nnd song aro all on thin other silo and at Its expense It Is fast learning thta tho clergy Lave always shamefully used mankind by keeping It Ignorant for Its own bent efitNot what wo do to benefit man kind but what mankind must do to rid Itself of those who assume to think for it is tho ono great question of the hour- Mankind Is solving the question Tho government of Italy thinks it Is far moro capable of benefiting its people than tho church and so It has dropped we France too is taking education in to her own hands It Is now man kinds turn to benefit Itself by mal ing tho church its servant xx CLOSING THE FRANCE Tho French government Is enforc ing tho law passed July 1001 under lossenuegood name which law requires the closing of all religious Institutions atthorlrzation Thin French government has taken a firm stand upon tho public school question Its statesmen see that un 100I otf butniliatted before tho world and its stales men realize that If not only tho repub tic but tho nation survives It nuts take education out of tho hands of thin priests and nuns and make It secular Therefore It has made a law that RehoolsIgov ernment must apply to tim civil pow ers for authority and get a license for thin same This is called thin Law of Asso ciationsIt Catholicism which heretofore ha8 always reckoned ItselLaboVo unu Itil a1end ell tho suite in tho same relation to tho government ns that of all other religions CatholiIc St Bartholomew The Catholics In Paris and all over Franco havo gotten up big demonstrations of protest and thin antiCatholics havo done likewise There has been considerable rioting especially In COlIIltI succeeded Rosscau has ordered out tho sol ditty and closed up thin rebellious priestsAof tho country- It had finally como to thin point of whether tho child shall belong to the church or to the state The Catholic Church is an absolute monarchy It tolerates a republic with seeming grace when It linn to Nut never ceases Its undermining It Is continually at work for tho overthrow of this republic ns it is with that n Franco Certain orders of nuns and priests In France would not obey tho law and apply for license or authorization Their reasons for not doing so be ing that they would bo required to submit to certain rules governing ed ucation prescribed by the government Many of these schools were educat ing their children to hate the repub lie and support tho royalist party and they knowing that this would not bo tolerated longer refused to apply for licenseconsequently tho troubles over there with that most troublesome of all superstitions But the government this Infidel republic this humanityloving government of France has shown Itself nil powerful and demonstrated to the world that tho splints of Voltaire Volney Rousseau Mlrabcait Danton Hugo though long dead are moro po livingPopeIs a case of tho dead dumping thin living AN ANTIGOD SECRET SO CIETY NUMBERING 2500000 This Is a society existing In Franco and made up of boys from tho ages of to 20 The majority of theso boys are receiving education at tho hands of tho priests in the free schools which are controlled by tile Roman Catholic church While these schools are nominally in charge of Catholic teachers yet thin state prescribes what shall bo taught This ono short breath of liberty hart thin effect of arousing widespread Independence In thin minds of tho boy With thin realization that they were answerable to tho state flint they gan to think for themselves One cannot breathe a free breath In Franco without Imbibing tho spirit of Voltaire Tho origin of tho society dales from 1820 It was formed by two discon tented boys who run away from school to America where they lived by thin seashore hcnco their titleBrethren of thin Coast They are known as members of tho F D C which being interpreted ntandn for Len Freren do la Cote The Brethren of thin CoastIThe bovs who had imbibed tho American spirit of Independence and returning to Franco started tho Anti Dlen Society which has now becomo a menace to Catholicism nnd which no doubt Is ono of tho main props of tho gov ernment which Is In tlio minority at all times r t s Tho society has two objesls In view First and foremost they are bound together for tho propogatlon and encouragement of atheism and tho destruction of tho power of tho Papal Church On the arm of each member Is tattooed In largo print thin letters signifying Anti Dlen These letters carry with them thin vow to observe as llttlo as possible the rules of tit Roman Catholic Church If complete abstinence rrom lien cer emonies be incompatible with home life No Brother of tho Coast must genuflect before tho altar ho must never confess unless practically drag ged to tho confessional and even then ho must treat tho ceremony with rid icule ho must never communicate unless under parental compulsion millI must not only not fast or oat malgit but he must starve himself at tho family dinner table only to stuff hinrself with forbidden neat at some convenient restaurant He must in fact do all In his er lo disassociate himself from tho church And to prove how thoroughly tho Brethren of tho Coast fulfill their vows at a recent examination In which of tho brethren took part they one and all In reply to a lutes tlon asking them lo show thin truth of Christs miracles answered that they were an invention an absurd fairy talo e The second object In view Is tho upholding of its members rights If tho masters are too severe or If the food of thin boys is ins Ilicient or of poor quality they stand by each oth er and take steps to remedy their grievancesIf aro treated generously and kindly they behave themselves and confine their attention entirely to the propagation of pure std unadulterated atheism Thin subscriptions to the ciety are ten francs a year and it possesses its secret signs grips null gations punishments Cc c Thin correspondent for thin Commer cial Tribune front which paper get saystpriests havo been pow erless to put down this extraordinary tiffs terrible Institution which is winked at If not actually supported by thin French Government whoso great object is to destroy thin power of tho Roman Catholic Church in Franco Hitherto tho church has do tided to pretend ignorance of thin so ciety butt tho tiny must surely be near when it must take some action or become practically an unknown quantity so far as male Franco Is con hicraslngln number rapidly nnd It must bo remembered that while they number 2500000 that number is made up entirely of boys between tho age of told 20 It is not for ono ment to bo supposed that when these boys leave school they will necessarily leave tho atheistical creed they have acquired behind them Indeed not only is Roman Catholi dangerouslythreatened erhood but It presents a menace to tho entire Christian world xx ST LOUIS FAIR CLOSE ON SUNDAYS Congress has granted 5000000 tine St Louis Exposition and President of tho Corporation his sign ed an agreement to tho effect that tide gates shall bo closed on Sunday or lose Iho grant made by tho nation al government Tho ministers havo been at work CongressfSundaybutthin powers which press them the most closely However Congress cud not take any tolaygoodMotuodistprejudices should govern tho wishes and vaults of millions of people on Sundays Is not plain to me In my opinion it Is unconstitutional and a good fight can bo made upon It However this closing on Sunday does not worry mo much It will have thin effect of making Infidels by thousands Cnristlaiis themselves will becomo bighotelThcrol bo moro damnln and gawd gaweldalllnlntho outgrowth You touch a Christians heart when you touch his pocket The St Louis antI other papers will come out how ling Anathemas upon thin holy heads who havo steered too people up against this relic of puritanical big otry A St Louis paper already announc es to the world that thin summer beer gardens will bo open all thin congratulatesSabhathiles Ing tho attendance mil profits of the beer gardens by closing thin fair Bui Ironclad bigotry It says Is Insensible alike to reason and sarcasm Tho Chicago Chronicle says tho fair managers nay rest assured that tho Sababtarlans will bo on tho alert and hypocritical congressmen who themselves habitually violate In all ways tho Puritanical Sabbath will uttadeThoernment is only winking tit tho con keepingfair gets under good headway and then thin people themselves will raise a kick at being shut out and thin com missioners will complain of losses and such a clamor bo raised that 10Ithousand fold by flan luko warmness laud indifference which wilt spring from thin contempt for tho clergy Wo will do sonic agitating along thin line when thin time Is ripe for it Tho N L P will show Itn panda nnd stir up some strife If It does noth ing litoro- LIBERAL =HEADQUARTERSY The National Liberal Party now imposes and hopes to bo able to carry tho proposition out to establish IerInell t Liberal headquarters at St Louis Exposition Wo propose either to rent a hall down In tho Oily or build ono on tho outsldo of thin grounds A bureau of general Information will bo establish ed as well ns Post office all other conveniences usually to bo mad at 11Istate building Tho Liberals of the country should get together and this will bo thin bCHtIipportnnlty over rded thom has noel been a National Convention of Liberals to meet west of tho Issippi There should bo ova general rovlvnldurlng tho Fair An tho gates will most probably bo closed on Sunday there should bo anIestablished headquarters where LID orals may meet get acquainted hear tho prominent Liberal allcltthroughout thin country who lino to time will attend Wo will en deavor to Jiave speakers every Sun day anti publish their coming in ad vance All Iho Freot bought papers will be permitted free distribution and the best Liberal literature will bo on hand for sale also refreshments Every one am sure will readily perceive tho necessity for torsnot only for heallqllarI reasons but as a point of cation and observation l A great Congress of religions Is to bo held during thin Fair It will ocIcopy tho highest stations right eluded the ground to which wo will bo oxIShall wo let these things pass un heeded by us favor renting a good hull down In Iho city If wo can us get up a Congress of Liberal letIsociations tho Thoosophlsls Splr lluallsts Buddhists Un hcrRt lists and others excluded from thin great Ghost powwow Wo can sob rent our hall at Intervals null so help defray our expensesI In receipt of a letter from Hon Lane member of thin Mis souri legislature who Is In hearty ac cord with this proposlllon Mr Lane resides at Bnlwln miles west of St Louis Ho loons all the Liberals lu Missouri ninny of wllom will con tribute to sustain n headquarters No doubt Liberals from all parts of country will likewise donate thing to thIs end theIMr Lane nays that ho will help erect a building if wo cannot suitable hall But Fall is a matter again Anyhow It may be re NLjSnn wo had hi view accomplishIt THE NATIONAL LIBERTY PARTY has been moving along slowly At the close of our Congress wo had 565 members Wo have now These 35 hove como In without much so liciting We have made but little ex ertion during thin summer monlha but with tho fall will begin n moro vigor olin campaign Wo propose to offer n brIngIngIWorksDresdenwill bo some five or six other prizes worth competing for J B W I WAS DRUNK HAVE NO EXCUSEES TO OF FER SAYS REV SAM SMALL VERY FRANKLY COLLAPSED WHILE MAK ING AN ADDRESS 2GTheHevbeen stomping the state In esls of Percival W Clement InterILocal Option League wont to last evening nt thin local Tho Auditorium was packed withioplnlonElIt ithing was tho matter Mr Small spoke Incohelentl 1Rtagomen left tho hall After n time onel Mlles took Mr Siriall by arm and led him from thin stage SmallIto Intoxication Mr Small says excusestoSomalifirstand afterward heard him preach In InLoxitgtntipetard to mo to bo a hypocrite who was out for tho stuff DR WILSON On Roosevelt and the Pope Re printed In the South Thin Salisbury N Tr lh index headRooseveltesting article charging the President BwitsfllstvVHEN RENEWING DONT FOR GET TO ENCLOSE AN EXTRA DOL LAR FOR THE MAGAZINE BLUE GRASS BLADE For the Blue Grass Ulade THE BIBLE SAYS ITS SO BY DR J W DORWART Were told that God made this big world In Just about nix days Including many other things Of different forma and ways ho set it all a running the sun to give It light tho moon to help occasloimly IWiththo starts to shine at night it soema to mo a big Job he must have worked his best Im not surprised to ascertain That he took a llttlo rest But Im Just a little skeptical About this dont you know Yet tits Bible must ho right I spoao And tho Bible says Its so ThIs Bible with Its mystery Is a funny book to Its full of many strange things That cant plainly pee Such as Satan turning serpent Tempting Kvo so mightily tswoorfdloIf Eve was llko tho woman now V Shed run her level best For probably a tulle or more Without a moment jest tBul she talked hack serpent- guess do not know It sounds a little snaky But the Blblo says its so INow Evo told her soar Adam About tho treo of lIfo And they secured a peck or Thus Adam and his wlfo And that brought sin upon tho world A something that was now And Adam then discovered That Evo was naked too They gathered some fig leaves And mado them aprons now For Adam was a bashful youth And Evo was bashful too It was a very flimsy garb To shelter thorn from snow ft And It sounds a little leafy But tho Btnlo says Its soi Because of Eves big apple nlb thojworldAndExcept about a half n score1 Of the ones ho liked tho bestj Who floated In a great big boat While he drowned all the rest And two by two all or the beasts Went in the ark together at And they packed them in like sar dunes So they couldnt kick each lother And they enjoyed themselves no doubt But had to stand you Know Twas a pretty badly mixed lip mess But the Bible says Its so Now Samson waa a strongrfpan A dangerous man to While going 1one he met l 1l It Samson grabbed him by the Jaws And killed him in a minuteIWhen grandpa Samson was on earth The lion wasnt in it And then he pulled the pillars down And killed the Philistines Theres no such men as Samson now To manipulate the lines And Samsons strength lay in hits hair When sheared he was no go It sounds a little fuzzy But the Bible says its so Jonah was a grand old man If the Bible tells whats le you dont believe the Bible To hales you must go Jonah was the only man That lived within a whale And then got out and told the boys This horrid mixed up tale The whale could not stand Jonah He made his stomach ache And made him malte an awful heave As though hed dined on snake He threw him up on dry land And then turned round to go It sounds a little fishy But the Bible says Its so And Daniel waa another man Whom a very wicked king Throw to a cage of lions Because he wouldnt sing But tho lions didnt eat him Ho didnt smell just right Some think ho chewed tobacco ugly In a fight was something strange about It ITheroI cant understand called such things a miracle- In that old fashioned land Well well call It a myracle Well let the whole thing t Its a pretty tough old story But the Bible says Its Hebrew children wouldnt burn jThe cast Into the flame thoys made of asbestos something much tho same They dlssappolnted all the folks That came to see them fry And went around all singing Dont drink bitters on tho sly To see them in tho furnace Heated to a red hot heat Without it scorching off their hair Or blistering their feet thoughtIdIts a pretty hot old story But tho Bible says Its so Now Joshua tho butcher Had a very winning way Tho sun stood still at his command AVhllo ho kept up tho slay Tho helpless and tho Innocent Woro murdered by his band And they woro only carrying out Tho Hebrew Gods command This was tho only time think Tho sun stood still n minute And when wo think about It We conclude theron nothing In It However loath wo may be To bllovo It dont you know Well havo to gape and swallow It For Bible says Its so kingWlmoTo let tho Hebrew children go f aa lie rather liked tho Jews They tried to got away It seems God harncded Pharoahfl heart Ho wouldnt let tho Hebrews go They couldnt oven start they got away at last ono night And marched to Rod Sen And when In tho morn twas light They see Just whero they he For hack of thorn was Plmroahs host A coming sure hut slow Thoy found themselves In sorry plight For tho Bible says Its so Then Moses moved his folks around To a favorite llttlo bend Then stretched his rod across tho sea And waters stood on end All tho Israelites with dry feet Then managed to go cross Iwus different with Pharoahs host Tho most of them were lost Twas n pretty plecn of strategy And Moses used to boast That twas nil right for tho Sheeny But twas hard on Pharoahn host For tho waters closed around them And drowned thorn nil you know Its u very suet old story tho Hlblo says Its so And many oilier funny things Did ni tbTHo led themvlii tho 1I11orIWII1t lint didnt unite1 get He went up on a mountain And never could be found They think he muse havo died up thoro Somo think that ho got drowned whore bos burled no ono known They found not hide nor hair Some say angels turned tho nod Ail laid dead man there what Itecamo of Moses Wo really do not know It Hounds n little spooky Hue tho Bible says Its so Old Gollah was tho giant You could hot Ids prime Alas did not fieo him Ho died before my time It doesnt say how tall ho wan But his bedstead they do say Was sixteen feet four Indies long And seven other way But ho ran against a circumstance That David then In war And killed himself by falling Somo sixteen feet or more Gollah must have looked down On many fools below Ho must have been a worshiper If the Bible tells whats so Solomonsseven hundred wives Then but three hundred more That Nero notcounted wives at all But something on that score Poor Solomon when wo think of It How sad It fines appear With only seven hundred wives To whisper In his ear How very sad and lonesome Poor Solly lust have been When thoy sung the old doxology hronAllOf spirit said he so It was most awful lonesome Methuselah was the old man The Bible tells about He lived almost n thousand years Before his light went out- dont know what he lived for The Bible does not say Nine hundred years are quite a while For any man to stay He must have been acquainted With all tho people round Perhaps he knew somo people Who were lung In tne town His hair and whiskers must have been Almost aa white as snow Its a very old old story But the Bible says Its so They say the time Is coming When the lion anti lamb Will He together side by side And their slumber will be calm- think its very probable No doubt has oft been tried But If youll Just investigate Youll find the lamb Inside Now goodthingsIn this old musty Bible And other things to call a gods Would be a slanderous libel Then let un choose the thing thats good With due deliberation And the silly vulgar balderdash Well call that mistranslation King Solomon was wise they say templeIn sound Though It was largo and ample HIs fair name went through all the land That lay beneath the skies And Shebas queen camo there to see eyesSueTho half had not been told But Solomon was up to snuff Thajt kind of work was old gueas It was magnificent 10 bo built so long ago dont think waa ever there But the Blblo says Its so Friend Neb jl SILENCED THREE GOSPEL BATTERIES gnusinChrintlnnQuarterly mulZacklongtimetho Lexington Leader Doc has quit and Ills wlfo has left him and hIs familiar Initials 0 V appear no more In tho Loader Prof B N Grehan who locked horns with mo In debate and who hind previously hen In tho habit of blowing himself In Lexington news papers hilts retired from Ink slinging and Is devoting his pious thoughts ex elusively to tho Job of watching a Loaded whiskey ware house for Un do Sam Im n hard sawyer to go up ngln STARTANDSUSTAIN IT SELFalJS I c MAINE REVIEWS THE VERSAILLES MAN AND SAYS MARY MAC IS A FOOL Cnribuo Me Sunday Aug 302 Editor Moore still like the Blade very much In deed hut my object In writing you now which is not for print Is to crl tlcltio your friend thoro In Versailles who wroto such a good letter that ho wanted you to print and tell tho world that his wlfo would not lot him take Blade Into his housefly tho great horn spoon If hall such a wlfo should not let my near out neighbors know It much loss tho pooplo of Kentucky niul tho rest of tho world have no sympathy for a man so much afraid of his wlfo as that will admit to you that havo not road tho libido to my wlfo for two years or moro simply because she dont want mo to so will nut Inlllcl It upon her lint read It by tho stovo by the lamp or silt hug here on my bed or out doors on Alto lounge or down to tlw pars or up In tho Held or any where please Hy all the gods of ancient Green unit Home If could not bring my Ulado Into the house call my homo there woidd be somo awful howling around this old shebang and the mlnlan thunder would roar and rum flu and crash up and down this Arooatook valley rivaling the roar of Niagara Falls You would probably hear the faint murmur of It in Kentucky like faint murmuring of tho Pacific seas heard on tho coast of Maine or like the wild diishlngs caused by the gigantic splashings of tho water on coast of Maine often heard in Now Orleans Now then seriously no poor man over got u letter wife than have She is of Now Hnjnswlck descent and Inherits those religious Ideas Sho Is not pious at alt but dont like the Blade alto tho Isonomy too and the Drown Rook of Boston got that through Urn lleston If you want somo of tho best son ten cell here for print you nay I think that Miss Mary Mac Lane Is a very Imperfect would not give ton cents for that hook That in the Blade was enough for me Yours Cordially- II II OILMAN CommentWhen you yaps are blowing yourselves about not being afraid of your wives you ought to re member that am a married man too and that have been there my own that kind of stuff Is good to tell to the marines When your wife pitta her foot down and says you cant lead the Blade any tinge i will lose aYsubscriber from l A SKY PILOT AN INFIDEL Bttshhy Kansas Aug 02 Editor Blade got you up a club last year and will get up another one soon Lately one of these meek skyPilots came to our house and we salted him to have dinner with us It pleased him so much that he said he must pray I told him to go to his closet and pray He said No must pray right here- told him if he did he must pray alone and he started in and my wife and I got up and left the room Do you think we did right He never asked permission of us and neither of us believe In prayer much less in those who peddle it for their bread and butter- I dont think Liberals ought to tol erate the gall those rellows display when they are on their ups Success to the Blade Dr Wilson and all the Liberal minded people the world goer Yours for Freethought- S M MDONALD AnswerNo I do not think you and your wife did at all right and you must never take that kind of a risk again Ill bet that fellow stole something wile you two were gone The Bible says wo must watch and pray and you must always watch while the other fellow Is praying DONT LIKE The Rot Found In Reeds Isonomy Wilson Teddy Etta Molly Oreno Mich Aug 27 02 Editor C C Moore Dear SlrI noticed that last issue of tho Blade devoted large space to answering some of the rot found In Reeds Isonomy a puerile pamphlet filled with the scum and nonsense originating from a disordered brain Its n pity to waste time and talent on a protoplasm that Is only tho low est form of nothingness have read several of Its latest issues that hero sent mo as sample copies and con eluded that If Infidelity had fallen to such a low degree of Intelligence an Is exhibited In Its columns it had al most reached tho level of Christianity In one of Issues tho editor Iftho thing has any editor tries to write why ho was not a Catholic lie roil great occasion to thank his whole catalog of saints virgins soil gods that tho writer of It escaped the penalty of giving birth to a thought Tho English alphabet Is plod In any of his attempts to express himself A Jumbled letter prize puzzle Is Shasespcar In comparison to tho nothingness of tho Idiot found In tho columns of Heeds Isonomy J B W Is n little severe on presidentImowsTeddy may bo short on holiness but ho Is long on Christian diplomacy Tho tricks and treacheries of ChrIs- tian dignitaries Teddy Is well school ed In and If God in hln window does not remove him through tho Instru mentality of tho Catholic church ho may yet prove to bo tho angel who will disturb tho fount of holy water at Rome Teddy Is noted as being a stickler for freedom of conscience providing tho conscience owns a nod ships tho god according to curtain prescribed rules and regulations Toddy la liberal Ho Is willing to give tho Klloplno flu cholco of gods but a god he must have Ho want tho Presbyterian Mormon Dowleito to have an equal chance with tho Catholic In exploiting their gods and telling of till wonderful Iowa that naves them to works of carnage and destruction If tho Popn has tho laugh on Teddy Teddy will havo tho last laugh which always host At present Etta Semple with her bottle of Excelsolr water and live forever teachings would stand u poor show among tho Filipinos They pro for death with happiness afterward to a llfd whero death and happlntHs aro uncurtain Etta Is a good girl and like Mary Mile Lano in happy In her present condition rill Freer thoughlideal has passed to its long rest stilt during tho tliroon of ills solution gave Milt to the Now lhtiughtIdenl which it la feared will proVo to bo but a plpo dream with its nttaifflant nightmare ADKIJJRKT KENT HUGGING MATCH Between SkyBuster and a Pretty Ewe Lamb of His Flock In thorCIncliinntl Enquirer of Aug ust 27 tjiere Is souse salacious road ing about Hev Charles Follows bin nnmO Is Charles hut lies ono of these slick Fellows and Miss Fllsloy Algerbrlght a pretty Sunday Schoolteacher and Christian Endeavor work er In ifs thick at Portsmouth Ohio Tho heading and the beginning of tho special are as follows KISSED HER MOR13 THAN TWICE Girl who Lived Next Door To Rev Mr Vellown Said Sho New Him CaitRH AlKMbriKlil Notes fyrc Exchanged Hy the Ae caned Minister Ono of thin Worlmra In Manly Church During UcligioiiH Hur vice Portnniouth O August 20Ovei100 witnesses were examined today In the trial of Rev Chas A Fellows of the Manloy M E Church charged with conduct unbecoming a minister in his alleged attentions to Miss Rla by Algerbright a Sunday school teach er and leader of tho Junior Epworth was tried by an eccleslast ical court court being mad be cause Fellows made a scoop on them anjl they werent mAt Olm fU1 iTttmotif1s rfllowsMiss Allison lives across the street from tho church Her mother who was also a witness was ono of the first witnesses called She said she hind seen Rev Mr Fellows talk- Ing frequently with Miss Algerbright and had seen her come to the pas tors home during the absence of his wife Miss Allisons home Is next door to tha of Rev Mr Fellows She tea titled that one night she had seen him standing in the yard talking to Miss Algerbright and that he caress ed and kissed her Other witnesses were examined who testified to having frequently sen the pastor and Miss Algerbright together while still others testified to having seen her visit his home during his wifes absence In daytime and at night A note on the margin of the quirer says Found Guilty at p in Wednesday CampbellIto AlgerbrightIn RELIGIOUS Maggie ScLuler who was seduced by Hazel Paul and then disappeared was found In the Convent of the Good Shepherd Louisville Ky speakingvorrow says Out of 7000 other churcheaonly 5081 could show any in crease whatever In view of that state of affairs an Imperative call should bo Issued to the socalled Christiana of the Twentieth century commanuing them to be loyal to the churcn t Brattleboro Vt Aug GBeforeleaving this city today Hov Sam Small the evangelist admitted that ho was drunk when he attempted to speak last evening lie melded that he han no explanation to offer no excuses to maker The Rams Horn Is receiving many answers to Its question Who Is the Greatest Man in the World Here nro some of the names suggested Tolstoi Booker T Washington Edt sot Theodore Roosevelt Charles 11 Sheldon Paul Kruger Helen Gould William Booth William J Bryan and John Voole- yComrnentFirst and third are Jn Duels Considering Hint clientele of tho Rams Horn Is all Christian tho showing Is not bad Bangor Me Aug 2Carll1 Na tlon returned hero tonight At tho Bangor House at supper site asked for n glass of beer In tho dining roost and upon being refused she created u disturbance Sho was removed from thq room by tho proprietor Capt H C Chapman and ejected from tho Motel The police officers were called to assist unPETITION FOR DR HAVVEFL THE UNDERSIGNED PARTY OR PARTIES MOST RESPECTFULLY REQUEST YOUR EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR A CUMMINS OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO PARDON DR MARION HAMMER OF NEWTON IOWA NOW IN THE PENITENTIARY AT FORT MAD ISDN IOWA A CARD FROM DR WILSON TO READERS OF THE BLADE Off and on hive given you a snm plo of my poetry If It bo lawful to call it SUCJ nod contemplating the publication of a volume request your subscription for tho samo am not a pout unit know u mulI claim no merit other than writing sumo clever verse on the good old limes have not rhnpsodled over shim morlng stars moonlit winds sylvan spirits babbling brooks feathery foam elltilgont monm dowry daffodils scented vales melting twilights and Outer soft nwoet thlllgsI which poets generally wre about But rather of those old npplebuttei and pumpkin pie times for which no matter how fortune has favored us wo occasionally still sign iy verso huts not tho mysticism ot Goethe tho soft beuty of Keats the lovelorniifsn of Moore tho vigor ot Shelly the smoothness of Byron tho dreaminess of Poo Instead breathes tho air of country life allllI pictures the homely ways and expo rlcnces of plain people limo Commercial Tribune and Times Slur the two papers of Cincinnati af fonting Illiniry tiiulc huts thought IlionLcli of Ito vitrmti lava olTfivil them wily In publish to lustralo them ibls along with th solicitation of a nninlioi1 of my frlcndr has incline me to placn them ia a volume a veiituru which do not make without usury miupiviiigii Tho best verses inuf not bitn printed can proinitto lunch that will plouso and entertain you who appreciate sentiment this kind me volume will probably cost ono dollar and will not come out for six or gIthree hundred dollars for printing the first thousand copies I want to meet this by awing those to subscribe now who would purchase book anyhow When printed Those who subscribe are not to pay until the book goes to i A1IWh uecmeruiie or more vuiuuiea please send me your order with name and address Thanking you in ad vance remain Sincerely yours- J B Wi SON 206 E Fourth St Cincinnati MRS HENRY Captivates Some Orthodox Chris tlan Ladles at Estill Springs My niece Miss Marie Peak of Georgetown and her aunt Mrs Mattie Heddens of St Joseph Mo re 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COMMENTS The King of Spain a Rank Heretic It seems unfortunato that tho aged Pope Leo XIII In his declining health with all his other troubles should have such an unmanageable and Im portant personage on his hands as the young and Incorrigible King AI fonso of Spain Perhaps if the Pope can find some ecclesiastical Gascon to overwhelm the young King with politeness ho may quell the Irreverence and heresy of tho Spanish mon arch If Spain goes back on the man on the Tiber he can begin to inquire where he is aU The 16yearold King of Spain is carrying things with r gahigh hand He Is disciplining his own mother the patricians and the I people and tho following shows he has taken tho National religion In hand by declaring he does not believe ragslandpapers print tho SHOCKED fol1owlngI While at visited tho shrine which is one of the most famous In Europe After the To Deum Alfonso said he was hungry and wanted something to eat Gen Pacheco explained that he must first see the sacred relics The Bishop of Cabadonga beckoned His Majesty toward the relics and began an explanation The Bishop showed the King St Peters toe nail and St Pauls hair The King stopped him with Say Bishop do you be lieve that nonsense The scandalized Bishop affirmed that he did Well dont replied Alfonso We have seen enough am going to dinner Now when tho King of Spain re1 fuses to reverence St Peters toenail St Pauls hair the Virgin Marys espousal ring the swaddling clothes of the Holy child and a wisp of hay from the Bethlehem manger 1theattention of the Vatican Is needed the land of the Trouhadors The big new linotype has been set up In the Blade office and there Is every evidence that hifluenco of tho jt paper will be greatly Increased and tland d NQuaaSEaVer startedinn derthershlnlng sun has ever had such tFt a fight for life but after a conflict of 16 years with vindictive orthodoxy aided by its dupe tho civil law Is becoming a young giant In the arena of thought Persecutions fines Jails penitentiaries and deadly weapons have been the weapons used by the meek and lowly Christians to kill the editor and his paper yet today Editor Moore and publisher James E Hughes are on deck with a fine now linotype and a growing list of sub scribers from all sections of tho globe It can bo truthfully said that more people borrow the Blade from its subscribers and pass It on than any paper In the field of journalism Its bitterest enemies manage to get hold of it by hook or by crook and sometimes by both and behind tho door or In privacy read It with avid ity Bishops priests and deacons when they have entered Into their closets and shut the door read It with the keenest Interest and run up on some startling truths which they never proclaim from their pulpits If a preacher should have his mall con sisting of the Church mall Evange list and Blue Grass Blade deliver ed to him In his study which ono of these papers would ho read first Wo know and the preacher knows and we will leave others to conjecture The orthodox ministry know what the Blade Is saying but they are dead quiet on it Orthodoxy never meets Rationalism in open honorable battle It vllllfics Imprisons or cuts out Its comparatively short time three leading religious newspapers Tho Observer The Congregationalist and the Evangelist have suspended publication or gone Into other fields of journalism because they had lost their Influence and subscribers All this while tho little Blue Grass Blade is growing into a double edged paper The Herald and Presbyter of Cincinnati has this to say Tho church papers havo their troubles They go to their own peo pie and can not expect outside sub scribers They have tho competition of a whole brood of socalled religious papers which are in reality annexes of business enterprises or are adver tising sheets puro and simple Who ever heard of a parley in tho religious home about who should read the Christian Advocate or Western Recorder first But could fill an almanac relating tho squabbles about who should read tho Blue Grass Blado first on its arrival and many a Blado is worn to shreds by being borrowed and passed on The truth Is mighty and will pro vail and tho cllcketycllck at tho Blade office will now sow it hroad cast P S SInco writing the above tho Cincinnati Post on August 28th prints the PAPERS UNITE Cincinnati Post August 28th MUNCIE IND Aug 27Spl Official announcement is made that the Baptist Outlook official organ of the Indiana Baptists published at Indianapolis will be consolidated with tho Baptist Standard published In Chicago Tho Outlook will cease publication with Thursdays Issue completing 21 years of existence CHURCH ENTERTAINMENTS- It Is as difficult today to find tho line that separates tho church from the world as to define tho Alaskan boundary It docs seem If Christian ity is tho solace of this life and the hope of tho life to come that all elso would bo sacrificed by believers to support It yet It is evident that the world tho flesh and the devil are hourly called on to contribute to Its support fie female religionist racks her brain to devise money making schemes until the only way to main tain Interest In the church or raise contlnulous aPlletlteslor amaiteurtainments than to find a self sacrificing Christian who will voluntarily lay one dollar on the altar of the all the tricks resorted to by pseudoreligionists a New Yorkchurch has hit upon tho most novel In order to draw a congregation and give va riety to Sababth devotions a young woman years old In a pure white dress gives whistling solos Tho whistling artist and a woman at that draws a crowd while the preacher plays second fiddle to her We wonder If St Paul would say to this female church whistler Let your women keep silence In the cnurclies Wo venture to assert If St Paul Cardinal Gibbons Bishop Hoane Methodist ShOUI11enter arItlHtlCher through and give her a rousing encore We all know what the proverb says about whistling girls and crowing hens yet right In the face of St Paul the church has called on one of thes to help it in Its extremity and crow lug hens are busy with other lines of church work HOW TO DO IT Chicago III Aug 26 02 Blue Grass Blade Please send me 25 copies of the last Blade and co Stiaue to send 25 copies weeklyiunttflMloider tUsucc trary My Idea Is to put them in a news stand where buy my papers at first to bo given away contemplating later to sell for ono cent and the news dealer to keep the cent Very truly yours W W WALLACE CommentI ought to have hun dreds of friends all over the country doing that They cost only ONE CENT EACH and if you cant af ford to take 25 each week why Just take any number you can down to Only a little pains from each of my friends would get mo the 100000 read erStIn three years Five cents a weelt2fiO a year say less than you pay for one Issue of tho Truth Seekerfrom only 1000 of the readers of the Blade would a big boom toward the 25000 the first year If friends of tho Blade In 100 towns In Iowa would begin even with 5 par pers each week believe we could save Dr Hammer You can see that tho Blade Is even now making a sentiment for Ham mer that It making his enemies ploy their big newspapers to upset Let 100 men In Iowa start even on this 5cent plan and believe we will beat them BILLYDOO TO MISS MARY MAC LANE Quakeracre August 24 302 Miss Mac Lane My Dear Young MissI recognlzo your genius just you do and there Is only one respect In which I am competent to advise you and that is that am older than you Your book Intended as you claim simply to advertise yourself Is a success as an advertisement But you must have some objective point that will be of more general Interest If you want to gain tho happiness which you claim Is tho great purpose of your life as it is Indeed of all rational people You are simply by dint of brain force an Infidel The contention now before the thinking world is as to the truth of the Christian religion The tide Is turning against it and there is a mand for laborers in that field Turn all of your genius into the advocacy of tho principles of upto Jato Infidelity and you will do good and will bo happy otherwise they will soon throw you away like a sucked orange and the chances are that you will suicide or worse RELIGIOUS The Spokane Review of August tells of ono J Todd who went Into a scheme to beat a Life Insurance Company by making It appear that he lad been drowned Tho account says Todd Is held on tho charge of perjury having sworn to the death of Smith who is a pro hibitionist and has a penchant for reading the Bible Smith also has a wife and five small children In writ ing to his friend he asked that his Bible be sent to him i 4 l CALIFORNIA ARRAIGNS CATHOLIC MORALS BY QUOTING ITS APOSTLES San Francisco Aug 02 Bro Moore In the Isonomy for August there Is an article Is religion a failure quoto from it as follows Hence It stands to reason that the Christian religion or the Catholic Church has been one of the most powerful factors of modern civilization that it was indispensable dur ing the middle ages and still exerts an inestimable inlluence upon the af fairs of the present time The materialist who can not see any good In religion and religious or ganization is on an exact intellectual level with the orthodox who cannot see any good in Materialism Both are narrowminded bigots who de serve the pity and instruction of their is the truth plead guilty and await instruction for fall to seethe Inestimable lnfluenc of Ho manism neither db see any good in the teachings of that church which has been and Is today ute greatest curse and greatest foe to mental lib erty In the world would not believe a loyal consis tent Roman Catholic under oath no matter what his position might be when the interest of his church was concerned In proof of which I clto a few of their laws and teachings Is a witness bound to declare the truth before a secular judge No If his disposition will injure himself or his property or if he be a priest for a priest cannot be forced to testify before a secular Judge Taberna Vor p tract chap 31 page 228 It Is not sufficient for an oath if wo notrthe Intention to swear and do not sin cerely Invoke God as a wltnessIbld lib tract cap page 73 He who Is not bound to state the truth before swearing is not bound by his oath provided he makes the Internal restriction that excludes the present case Charli In his Prop 6eWith what precaution may we equivocate By intending to use only material words A person may begin to say swear ho can add this mental restric tion today or In a whisper he may repent say and then resume his Ibidecap No 328 He who by inveterate custom a sort of necessity is transported to do evil or tospeak perjury sins not at all because a man cannot sin without rational knowledge and deliberation Layman lib tract 2 capOi No page 20 Is a witness bound to eClare the truth before a legitimate jndge No If his dlsnosltion WIIlln t 1thimself his family or prosper y or if he n priest he cannot bo forced to tes tify before a secular judge Taberna Vol part tract cap 31 page 283Sanchez a very renowned author In his works on Morality and Precepts of the Decalogue Op Moral Precept Decal part book chap No thus decides- It Is lawful to use ambiguous terms to give the impression a dif ferent sense from that which you un derstand yourself A Person may take an oath that ho has not done such a thing when in fact he has by saying to himself it was not done on a specific flay or before he was born or by concealing any other sim ilar circumstance which gives anoth er meaning to it This is extremely convenient anti Is always very just when necessary to your health hon or or prosperity fail to see any good in the follow ing doctrines of Rome Where is the inestimable influence- A son who Inherits great wealth by the death of his father may re joice that when ho was intoxicated he murdered his father Persons may Innocently desire to bo drunk if from his ineblatlon any great good may arise Qobatus Morality Vol part 2 tract chap sec page 318 Non sunt homlcldae etc They are not homicides who from zeal for the Roman church kill those who are excommunicated TJrbanns 11 Papa cap Excommunlc 47 laws 23 quest apud Gratin myfathercan obtain by ItCnsrtedl Crls Theolog Vol Dlsput 13 sec num 168 page 438 Servants may justly steal from theyjudgothe wages they receive Taberna chap 23 art page 474 A woman may take the property of her husband to supply her spiritual wants and to act like other women Gordunas Theolog Moral Univ lib quest chap page 826 MoralMarry a devout Roman Catholic womanJohnson- If an adulterous priest aware of his danger having visited an adulteress Is assailed by her shuband and kills him ho Is not a criminal Heurlgucs Sum Theol Moral Vol lib chap 10 page 869 I thought those priests were par agons of virtue How about that CharlesJohnsonA to believe not only what the Pope defines oxcathe urn but to accept and obey what he otherwise commands Ibid Vol page 259 Art Sec A man condemned by the Pope may bo killed wherever ho Is found La Croix Vol pago 294 presldentschist Johnson Though heretics must not be tol erated because they deserve it wo must bear with them till by a second broughthackthose who after a second admonition remain obstinate In their errors 44 RIPANS IliAD NERVOUS INDIGESTION AND A GENERAL RANGEMENT OP THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IT HAD BEEN A CONTINUAL TORTURE FOR TWELVE YEARS MY BLOOD BECAME VERY POOR AND AT TIMES MY TOE AND FINGER NAILS WOULD BE DISEASED AFTER EATING I WOULD SIT IN A CHAIR AND PUT MY FEET ON SOMETHING TO KEEP THEM FROM SWELLING AND AT TIMES WOULD TAKE OFF MY SHOES FUR TIIE ERY I HAD WHENEVER EXPERIENCE ANYTHING TO REMIND ME OF THE PAST ACHES I CANNOT BE 100 ELATED TO TELL WHAT RIPANS TABULES HAVE DONE FOR ME STILL TAKE ONE NOW AND THEN BECAUSE KNOW HOW BAD I HAVE BEEN THEY WERE JUST WHAT NEEDED I AT DRUGGISTS THE FIVE CENT PACKET IS ENOUGH FOR AN OR DINARY OCCASION THE FAMILY BOTTLE SIXTY CENTS CONTAINS A SUPPLY FOR A YEAR must not only be excommunicated but they must bo delivered to the secular power to be exterminated St Tlium as Vol page 94 What a beautiful green wood fire would be lighted for you Charles If they had the power for our Arch bishop Reardon said In a lecture that Rome Is semper Idem For those who do not know Latin plain that that means always the samothat Is that Catholic doc trine Is today Just what It has al ways been believe him for a young man who Is being educated by the Jesuits here said to me the other day You old heretic you ought not to be allowed to live showing that he Is Imbibing the teachings of the church that has such an inestimable influence at the present time Some day what few Americana wo have left will see the viper they have nurtured the cobra ready to strike and there will be a hot time In the old town I will reply to Armstrongss sign ed article itsreveiethurcalmrNo man who is thoroughly relig lous superstitious will ever commit a crime Wouldnt that jar JOHNSON 414 Lily Avenue CommentNo reasonable man who reads the above quotations will doubt those quotations are from high Catholic authorities Archbishop Reardon says that the doctrines of the Catholic church nev or change semper Idem and yet the vilest and blackest of crimes are here authorized by tint church to bo practiced by any Catholic against any person who Is not a loyal Catholic- In the commission of these crimes the priests have special privileges It Is plainly said that a priest has the right to kill any man who may catch him In adultery with his wife and Judging from the general appearance of priests and from the liquor they swig they are the most lecherous gang of devils in the world If these charges are false it is the duty of Catholics to find out that am printing them and correct them wui take great pleasure In printing for any Catholic any denial of theso statements when such denial Is made with ordinary intelligence and will do this if accompanied with any ad libitum amount of personal abuse of mo or of Bro Johnson thin fully accredited Infidel propagandist who wrote them If these things are true old Skinny at Rome can order thin assassin UnltelllStatestell Priest James P Barry of Lex ington or Priest Tom Major of Frankfort to manage my assassination and either of those priests are author ized to tell any Catholic that such assassination is doing Gods will and they are authorized and encouraged to instruct any Catholic that It Is right for him to swear a lie In order to conceal tho assassin- If there be in this country as It seems there are called by Catholics any people who teach such doctrines not one of them should bo allowed to stay In America or in any civilized government on earth Such people are nothing but an or ganized band or anarchists like Czol gosz ono of their number and they are working and waiting assisted by such sneaks as Armstrong to get the requisite power In their hands and If they over get It they will begin right hero in America tho practice of their is safe In which a gang of such people aro allowed to bo at tho Protestants It Is not quite so bad because the moro Intel ligent Protestant clergy are all lie coming Infidels and they aro divided among themselves and tho lower class of Protestant clergy have not the sense to manage such business If these charges against Catholics aro untrue they here have abundant opportunity to correct them and If they do not correct them wo may sume that the priests know them to be true y nt b j l DEAjUEE WORKING THE SAME OLD SKY BUSTER RABBIT FOOT Dean Baker P Lee Episcopalian of Lexington Is now the reigning sen sation In Lexington religion lie came here from God only knows where contributed 500 to the horse races played billiards was a leader In an Elks Fair out of which grow some very disreputable matters blowed himself as having been offer ed 15000 and an assistant to go to Chicago told mo in effect tint ho believed about the same as do and now Is preaching with a brass band to draw a crowd in the open air in a city park The papers represent him as saying to his audience that some of them arc agnostics who will call upon Christ to forgive them when they come to die Its the samo old Bracket that scares peopieintotnecnurchrandmay work with children and fools but disgusts people of any sense He never in all his young life prim rose and dalliance and billiard ball punching knew of a single case of any agnostic who called upon Christ to forgive him and all modern journal ism Is replete with the fact that ag nostics do not die that way mark edly Ingersoll but Baky has to say something and there is no sensible argument that he can make to sustain tho Christian religion and some rot of that kind is the best he can do Baby you are a very bad egg Naughty boy 5 FIRST BLOOD FOR DR WILSONS BOOK OF POEMS want to see that big 5 regularly Increase and p d q to 300 It means that will take 5 copies of Dr Wilsons poems at 100 a copy as soon as tho hook Is ready IIo Is probably now our greatest living Infidel propagandist and wo owo this to ourselves us well as to have no mercenary motive In thin do not know that tho Blado will get It out for him Please south In your names If you Intend to at all at once Dr Wilson closes n card In tho liilaito as follows havo to assure my publishers three hundred dollars for printing thin first thousand copies want to meet this by asking those to subscribe now who would purchase the hook anyhow when printed Those who subscribe are not to pay until tho book goes to press All who desire one or more volumes please send me your order with name and address Thanking you In ad vance remain Sincerely yours- J WILSON 200 E Fourth St Cincinnati O MRS HENRY Gets Religion Over the Big Linotype Versailles Ky Aug 26 302 My Dear Mr Hughes have beer worried because could not get my usual copy to the Blade shouted for Joy when read In the Blade that you had the linotype echo Its first message with an ad dition Long Live C C 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